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NEWS BRIEFS
DETROIT
Power restored
in Southeast
Michigan
Power has been restored to
about 33,000 southeastern Michi-
gan homes and business that
had electricity knocked out after
storms and strong winds toppled
trees and branches onto hundreds
of overhead lines.
DTE Energy Co. says that as of
5 p.m. Thursday, 45,000 of its cus-
tomers still were without electrici-
ty, but nearly all should have power
restored in the coming hours.
Crews from elsewhere in Michi-
gan and Ohio are helping DTE
workers in the restoration.
Powerful thunderstorms rolled
Wednesday across southern and
southeast Michigan with up to 70
mph winds.
LOS ANGELES
Authorities say
TSA agent acted
alone in threats
Federal authorities said Thurs-
day they believe a former Los
Angeles airport security screener
acted alone and there wasn't a
larger plot when he made threats
that closed some airport terminals
on the eve of the anniversary of the
9/11 terrorist attacks.
Investigators haven't found any
explosives or weapons belonging
to screener Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29,
who was charged Wednesday, the
day after quitting his job with the
Transportation Security Adminis-
tration at Los Angeles Internation-
alAirport.
Authorities said there is no evi-
dence atthis pointto showOnuoha
was aided in his efforts or there
was a bigger terror plot brewing.
MOGADISH U, Somalia
American turned
Islamist rebel
kill l
An American who became one
of Somalia's most visible Islamic
rebels and was on the FBI's Most
WantedTerroristlistwitha$5 mil-
lion bounty on his head was killed
Thursday by rivals in the al-Qaida-
linked extremist group al-Shabab,
militants said.
The killing of Omar Hammami,
an Alabama native known for his
rap-filled propaganda videos, may
discourage other would-be jihadis
from the U.S. and elsewhere from
traveling to Somalia, terrorism
experts said.
Hammami, whose nom de
guerre was Abu Mansoor Al-Amri-
ki, or "the American," was killed
in an ambush in southern Somalia
following months on the run after
falling out with al-Shabab's top
leader, the militants said.
Reports of Hammami's death
have cropped up every few months
in Somalia, only for him to resur-

face. But J.M. Berger, a U.S. terror-
ism expert who closely follows the
inner workings of al-Shabab, said
he thinks the current reports are
accurate.
MILAN
* Former CIA agent
asks for pardon
from Italy
A former CIA base chief has
asked Italy's president for a pardon
of his conviction in absentia of kid-
napping a terror suspect as part of
the CIA's extraordinary rendition
program, apologizingforthe strain
the case has put on U.S.-Italy rela-
tions and citing Italy's pardon of
another American convicted in the
case.
"I never intended to disrespect
Italy's sovereignty - quite to the
contrary," Robert Seldon Lady, a
former U.S. consular officer based
in Milan, wrote in the four-page
letter obtained Thursday by The
Associated Press.
President Giorgio Napolitano's
office confirmed receipt of the let-
ter, and said the request had been
forwarded to the office for justice
affairs.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

PRESIDENT
From Page 1A
to engage with individual stu-
dents. The University randomly
selects a diverse group of under-
graduates and graduates each
month for an informal question-
and-answer period with the two
administrators.
Although students did not line
up to meet her specifically, Harp-
er made her way down the queue
for Coleman, tray in hand, offer-
ing cookies to those waiting. The
30-minute wait to greet Cole-
man gave her ample time to talk
with students about their experi-
ences at the University. Harper is
responsible for overseeing a host
of units, ranging from Housing to
coordinating with the University
Health Service and managing the
Unions and recreational centers.
Harper said Coleman will

strive to spend as much time
with students as possible before
the end of her tenure. With a
target of $1 billion for financial
aid initiatives in the upcom-
ing capital campaign, and more
than $1 billion spent on student
life facilities during her presi-
dency, Harper said Coleman has
demonstrated an immense com-
mitment to the quality of stu-
dent life at the University.
"She's really been a president
that has a heart for students, and
I think that's what we're seeing,"
Harper said. "She loves them, and
they love her."
Business senior Lindsey
Levinson and LSA senior Pamela
Safirstein waited in the unchar-
acteristic September heat to meet
Coleman for the first and prob-
ably last time, since, as Levinson
put it, she "will be graduating
with us."
"She's done great things for

this school and has been very
supportive of all different types
of activities, from Ross and the
Athletics Department, to making
the school more environmentally
friendly," Safirstein said.
While Levinson and Safirst-
ein spent their college careers
under Coleman's leadership,
Rackham student Jenny Shay
said she hoped to introduce her-
self to Coleman as a first-year
graduate student. Although
Shay is new to campus, she
researched Coleman's work
and was impressed - especially
with how Coleman handled the
2003 affirmative action cases
before the Supreme Court.
"I think opening her home to
everybody is great," Shay said.
"She seems to be really con-
cerned about the students and
ensuring that Michigan is a pro-
gressive leader in how it treats
its students."

Chaotic Egypt's
interim pres.
prolongs state of
emergency

CHARITY
From Page 1A
"I had always wanted to pres-
ent light to the broken-down
school system and do whatever
we can to provide more avenues
for young people to get involved
in things that bring light to the
city," Meritt said.
LSA sophomore Julie Sarne

mentors high-school students
through the organization and
also supports the clothing line.
She said in just the past year the
brand name has become more
popular on campus.
"I think it's starting to
become something recogniz-
able on campus, which is really
exciting," Sarne said. "It's good
fashion for a really great cause."
Merritt said he is looking for-

ward to creating a larger pres-
ence at the University as a result
of the the South University Ave-
nue store.
"We have the opportunity to
take it a step further and have
ourveryown storefrontthatwill
not only put our product in front
of students, but also put forth
the message and the impact that
the product purchases are mak-
ing," Merritt said.

Egyptian official
warns of further
terror attacks
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's
interim president on Thursday
extended a nationwide state
of emergency for two more
months, citing continued secu-
rity concerns, as a senior Egyp-
tian official warned of more
terrorist attacks in the wake of
a failed assassination attempt
against the interior minister
and suicide bombings in the
Sinai Peninsula.
The nearly month-old state
of emergency, which is due to
expire within days, preserves
greater powers for security
forces amid a crackdown on
supporters of ousted President
Mohammed Morsi and increas-
ing violence by Islamic mili-
tants. It was first declared in
mid-August after authorities
cleared two protest encamp-
ments held by Morsi support-
ers, unleashing violence that
claimed the lives of nearly
1,000 in subsequent days.
Ever since, a nighttime cur-
few has also been in effect
in much of the country. The
interim government will
decide separately on whether
to continue the curfew. Interim
Prime Minister Hazem el-Beb-
lawi has said the curfew, now
lasting for 7 hours most nights,
would likely be eased.
The government Thurs-
day announced new measures
aimed at easing an economic
crunch, in a sign it aims to show
that it is tackling the nation's
problems even amid the excep-
tional security conditions.
The measures included

tion costs. They also included
an injection of $ 3.1 billion
budget support to be spent on
infrastructure projects and
employment generation, which
the government says it hopes
will increase economic growth
from the current 2 percent to
3.5 percent.
The spending will largely be
financed from money pledged
by Gulf countries to Egypt after
Morsi's July 3 ouster, the gov-
ernment said.
Egypt's continued politi-
cal instability has badly hit
the country's economy, deci-
mating tourism and direct
foreign investment. In recent
rallies, Morsi supporters have
increasingly sought to find
public backing by evoking the
hard economic conditions and
authorities' failure to improve
people's daily lives.
The extension of the state
of emergency, which allows
police wider powers of arrest,
had been expected. The decree
cited continued security con-
cerns. Under the interim
constitution, the state of emer-
gency can only be imposed for
three months, then must be put
to a public referendum.
For most of the 30-year rule
of Morsi's predecessor, Hosni
Mubarak, Egypt was under
emergency law, lifted only after
Mubarak's ouster.
The extension came days
after the Egyptian military
launched a major offensive in
northern region of Sinai, with
troops backed by helicopter
gunships raiding suspected
hideouts al-Qaida inspired mil-
itants in a dozen villages. The
three-day offensive left 29 mil-
itants dead, demolished houses
and led to the seizure of weap-
ons and explosives, includ-
ing 10 anti-aircraft missiles,
according to military officials.

START-UP
From Page lA
preneurship on campus," Parikh
said in the question-and-answer
post.
MHacks, the University-host-
ed hackathon, was also featured
in the blog, and, like Beyonce's
video greeting, will also take
over the Big House next week.
The second annual event is the
largest of its kind and will draw
more than 1,200 computer pro-
grammers and innovators to
Michigan Stadium's luxury
suites on Sept. 20 as the largest
college hackathon in the country.

In an e-mail interview with
The Michigan Daily, Parikh said
he and his colleagues working on
the Month of Entrepreneurship
reached out to the White House
Office of Science and Technol-
ogy Policy about five months
ago to share the initiatives they
had been piloting. Two weeks
ago, the White House contacted
Parikh for an interview and said
they would be interested in fea-
turing the University's campus-
wide entrepreneurial efforts.
The Office of Science and
Technology Policy was created
in 1976 to advise the Executive
Office of the President on the
impacts of science and technolo-

gy on domestic and international
affairs.
Parikh noted that the Uni-
versity's Month of Entrepre-
neurship directly aligns with
Obama's core missions related to
innovation.
"Michigan has among the
most diverse, robust and inter-
disciplinary entrepreneurial
programs in the nation," Parikh
said. "Over the past year, stu-
dent-driven entrepreneurship
has grown to unprecedented
levels. The Obama administra-
tion has really inspired today's
youth to be the torchbearers of a
more entrepreneurial and inno-
vative America."

BORDERS Borders "are not just the
From Page 1A juridical lines of jurisdiction
that define on r i tion, of a
nation sfate fr ..but
student after the event. rather in a global world they are
"So here's the problem: I a flow of goods, people, ideas,"
understand that the Snowden Bersin said.
disclosures have created a real Citingthe case ofUmarFarouk
issue in terms of, not just in Abdulmutallab - the Nigerian
terms of big data, though I hope man who attempted to detonate
I've at least started the debate in a bomb in his underwear during
your minds if you've had ques a Christmas Day flight to Detroit
tion about how big data operates in 2009 - Bersin explained the
in the security realm ... but this DHS has learned to reconsider
idea of spying on one another, the flow of goods, by securing
espionage against countries, is them before they cross the U.S.
actually more the rule than the border.
exception," Bersin said. "And "Big data," Bersin said, was
we're not the only ones who the solution, with the United
have done that, or who do that. States now tracking flight board-
Hypocrisy is the homage that ing and reservation information
vice pays to virtue." each time an individual gets on
To protect the United States an airplane coming to the coun-
in this age of information, Ber- try, information which is main-
sin said DHLS must embrace big tained in databases at DHLS.
data. Bersin's second proposal illus-
"Big data is not only neces- trated how expediting "law-
sary, but it's desirable in order to ful trade and travel" can occur
resolve these contradictions in even with increased security,
managing global border flows," referring to an incident in Sep-
Bersin said. "We actually are at tember 2010 - where packages
a point where we cannot look containing explosives that were
at the old methods of resolving addressed to Chicago syna-
problems in quite the same way." gogues were discovered on UPS
During the talk, Bersin and FedEx planes originating in
emphasized three paradigm Yemen - as a defining moment
shifts, pairing each with an for DHS.
example of an attempted attack High-risk items and people
on United States soil. First, Ber- are "needles in haystacks," Ber-
sin challenged the traditional sin explained, and instead of
notion of borders. checking each piece of straw, the

United States needs to "make the relief for
haystack smaller," by separating from sch
low-risk traffic from high-risk reductior
goods or people.
Finally, Bersin posited that
security and privacy are part of MARKE
the same conversation. He cited From P
how DHLS was able to identify
and locate Faisal Shahzad - a
naturalized American citizen and a tea
from Pakistan who attempted to ingthatt
detonate a bombin an abandoned was abou
car in Times Square in May 2010 "Since
- by tracing his cell phone num- cutting i
ber. we all ha
Bersin wrapped up his where -i
remarks by stating that the data to learn
collected maybe big, but the data said Rac
reviewed is minimal. Green. "
"The way in which we mine about en
data now is based on algorithms and grow
and search devices that are very Dale I
targeted," Bersin said. "So, in and OrcI
fact, we can say that very few market I
of the actual data points are his farm
touched by the scanning of big because:
data, and the only matters that "I like
are examined are those in which student b
there is an alert or a hit." foods is
Bersin's lecture was part of it's been
the Josh Rosenthal Education The St
Fund, which was created by the tion pre
family of University alum Josh of bever
Rosenthal, who graduated from addition:
the Public Policy school in 1979 for stude
and died in the terrorist attack Nursir
on Sept. 11, 2011. Rosenthal lace fror
pursued work in international students
finance after graduating, lead-
ing him to the position of senior
vice president at Fiduciary Trust

r low-income families
hool expenditures and
a in public transporta-

ET
ge 1A
ching opportunity, add-
he total cost of the event
ut $8,000.
food is such a cross-
ssue - we all eat food;
ave to get it from some-
it's a good starting point
about sustainability,"
ckham student Allyson
It gets people thinking
ergy and transportation
wing practices."
Lesser, of Lesser Farms
hards, said at last year's
he had to run back to
in Dexter to restock
sales were going so well.
the interaction with the
ody, and rightnow local
kind of hot anyway, so
workinggood," he said.
tudent Nursing Associa-
sented representations
age sugar content and
al health information
nts.
ng junior Leontine Wal-
m the SNA said many
she spoke with were

surprised to learn the benefits of
local food to overall health, say-
ing many health providers focus
too muchonthe "basics" without
encouraging extra health habits.
"You can wash your hands
and get immunized a million
times, and you can still end up
sick because you're out of bal-
ance in these other realms,"
Wallace said. "I think that a lot
of students and people in gen-
eral don't really get all that kind
of information from their health
provider."
"We know what's in it, we
know what's going in it, we know
where it'sgrown, how it's grown,
and our bodies are going to be
happy about that," Art & Design
sophomore, Carly Fishman said.
While several students said
they would likely frequent the
market if it were held weekly,
Soraya said logistics and busy
farmers make it hard to hold the
market consistently.
There will be two more mar-
kets this fall on North Campus,
and the U-go's at the Union
will continue selling limited
produce from Goetz Farms on
Wednesdays.

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