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STATE GOVERNMENT
Snyder is
silent while
Dems rally
for Schauer

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PATRICK BARRON/Daily
LSA junior Lars Johnson also member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraterniety, participated in the "Wheel in their Shoes" event by racing wheelchairs from the Michigan
Cardiovascular Center to the Union Sunday.
* Trying ife in a wheelchair

Fraternity event
focuses on disabilities
through wheeled-5K
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
Daily News Editor
About 40 members of the Uni-
versity's chapter of Pi Kappa Phi
fraternity gathered Sunday for
the fourth-annual Wheel in their
Shoes 5K. But instead of lacing
up tennis shoes in preparation of
the event, the brothers lowered

themselves into wheelchairs for
the trek across campus.
The two-hour event, which
began at the University of Michi-
gan Health System's Cardio-
vascular Center and continued
across Central Campus, was held
to raise awareness for people
with disabilities among the Uni-
versity community.
The 2012 event raised about
$1,500 for Push America, a
national non-profit that serves
people with disabilities. LSA
junior Nicholas Guys, Pi Kappa
Phi's philanthropy chair, said

they expect to raise roughly the
same amount of funds in 2013.
Guys said the 5K is the fra-
ternity's largest event of the fall,
and, in addition to raising aware-
ness, the event also allows the
brothers to gain a better under-
standing of the difficulties of
using a wheelchair for mobility.
"The point of the event is for us
to learnfirsthand about ways that
we can make campus a little bit
more accessible for people with
disabilities," Guys said. "Because
as ... we all know from doing this,
it's really, really tough."

In addition to those in wheel-
chairs, other members of the
fraternity helped to push their
brothers up hills and keep them
on course. As the caravan made its
way down from the Cardiovascu-
lar Center, a few membersslid into
the street or off into the bushes.
A minor traffic jam was caused
when the brothers crossed State
Street on their way to the Cube.
One wheelchair lost its tire.
LSA senior Paul Willar, a
member of Pi Kappa Phi, said
the event can be an "eye-opening
See WHEELCHAIR, Page 3A

GOP governor
hasn't yet said
whether he'll
run in 2014
By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily StaffReporter
With this November's ballot
absent, Detroit's mayoral contest
is likely to grip political focus
throughout the fall. But more
than a year from midterm elec-
tion season, state political orga-
nizers are beginning to mobilize
forces around two crucial deci-
sions in 2014: the election of a
U.S. senator and governor.
Though Republican Gov.
Rick Snyder said he wouldn't
announce whether or not he
would seek a second term until
early 2014, Michigan Democrats
have been rallying prospec-
tive Democratic nominee Mark
Schauer for much of the summer.
Schauer, a former state and

U.S. representative from Battle
Creek, announced his candidacy
last spring and will likely glide
through primary season without
another Democratic challenger.
Schauer has spent most of
the summer attempting to build
statewide familiarity, a challenge
faced by most non-incumbent
candidates. It's especially cru-
cial for Schauer to gain recogni-
tion because he hasn't previously
competed in a statewide race.
In an interview with The
Michigan Daily Thursday,
Schauer said a unified Demo-
cratic Party has provided him the
chance to construct a solid cam-
paign organization much earlier
in the election. He also noted that
there has only been an unop-
posed Democratic primary once
since 1970.
"I can focus on 2014, and that's
a fantastic position to be in,"
Schauer said.
Schauer has already racked
up significant millage crisscross-
ing the state over the past few
See DEMS, Page 3A

HANGING OUT

GLOBAL OUTRE ACH
SI students to
tackle India's
toughest issues

AMINIST RATION
Students injured
after falling from
University bus

Trip participants
to work with local
technology leaders
By RACHEL PREMACK
Daily StaffReporter
In the summer of 2014, aselect
group of students in the School
of Information will be given the
opportunity to tackle some of the
toughest problems facing Indian
society, including agricultural
marketing, health care and job
skills.
Up to 18 students will receive
funding to participate in the
program through the Global
Information Engagement Office.
Information Dean Jeffrey MacK-
ie-Mason said the students will
be able to use skills learned to
leverage India's technological
capabilities to help alleviate some
long-standing general issues.
"One thing that is interesting
about India is a vast population
living in poverty ... but, at the
same time, it's a country that is
very technologically advanced
and has strong systems of high-

er education for those that can
afford it," MacKie-Mason said.
Though the school's faculty
works on projects around the
world - like a venture in South
Africa to create a Nelson Man-
dela archive - this is the school's
first formal education program
abroad.
MacKie-Mason said the pro-
gram will expand to other coun-
tries in coming years after its
initial run in India. Other top
information schools, such as the
University of Maryland and the
University of Washington, have
also established programs in the
country.
Information prof. Joyojeet Pal,
the faculty lead for the program,
said the investigation of informa-
tion problems in India will begin
this academic year before stu-
dents travel to India next sum-
mer.
Indian technology organi-
zations submitted their most
pressing issues to the School of
Information for evaluation, but
Pal said the college is not consid-
ering those issues that only have
relevance in India.
See STUDENTS, Page 3A

Three hospitalized
after door gave
way in transit
By WILL GREENBERG and
KATIE BURKE
Daily StaffReporter and
Daily News Editor
Your campus commute may
be more dangerous than you
previously thought.
At about 10:30 a.m. Satur-
day, three students fell out of

the rear-side doorofaBlue Bus
headed to Michigan Stadium,
accordingto UniversityPolice.
The bus was heading west-
bound on Huron Street and
was turning onto southbound
Fletcher Street. It's suspected
that the weight of the 60 or
so students on board shifted
and caused the door to open,
police reported.
The three students were
taken to the University Hos-
pital for treatment of non-
life threatening injuries and
See BUS, Page 3A

PATRIcK BARRON/Daily
A window washer scales the Shapiro Undergraduate Library Friday while
cleaning the building's large windows.

Entrepreneur class shakes up lecture format

'Talk-show' format
gives students
more variety
By YARDAIN AMRON
For The Daily
As students shuffled into
Stamps Auditorium for their
"Entrepreneurship Hour"
seminar, the stage was set with

a rug, coffee table covered in
colorful books, and two homey
armchairs. The set up was quite
different from most lectures, as
was the class that followed.
Engineering prof. David
Thompson introduced this
week's guest entrepreneur, Jose-
phine Polich, founder and CEO of
Cearna, a homeopathic medicine
company developingsurgery and
trauma recovery products.
Thompson played interview-

er, asking Polich questions about
her personal story and compa-
ny's founding. The hour ended
with questions from the student
audience.
The class wasn't a lecture, but
it wasn't always that way.
"Entrepreneurship Hour"
began in 2008 as a one-credit
pass/fail seminar required for
a Program in Entrepreneur-
ship certificate - a nine-credit
"mini-minor" offered through

the Center for Entrepreneurship
within the College of Engineer-
ing, though the program is open
to students across the Univer-
sity. Thompson said a significant
percentage of the 440 students
in the course are from LSA and
other schools.
Each week, the course pro-
vides a forum for entrepreneurs
to come and share their stories
with the students. Thompson
See ENTREPRENEUR, Page 3A

Unfamiliar territory
Volleyball, men's and women's
soccer tally first losses of year.
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