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Asian carp found
in water near
Lake Michigan
The recent discovery of a large
Asian carp near Chicago under-
scores the need to protect the
Great Lakes from the voracious
fish and other invasive species
that could slip into Lake Michi-
gan, two members of Congress
said Tuesday.
"If Asian carp are not stopped
before they enter the Great Lakes,
they could destroy the ecosystem,
as well as the boating and fishing
industries, and hundreds of thou-
sands of jobs," said Sen. Debbie
Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat.
The director of the White
House Council on Environmen-
tal Quality's Asian carp program
reported the find last week dur-
ing a Great Lakes conference in
Milwaukee that drew hundreds
of environmental advocates, sci-
entists and government officials
from across the eight-state region
and Canada.
$30 million fund
issued to redevelop
Woodward Avenue
A $30 million fund has been
launched to promote physical
redevelopment along Detroit's
Woodward Corridor.
The Kresge Foundation and
NCB Capital Impact say the
money will be used for real estate
projects that promote density
and diversity in the city's core.
The project is being
announced 2 months after state-
appointed emergency manager
Kevyn Orr made Detroit the
largest city in the U.S. to file for
The fund will provide long-
term fixed rate loans to let devel-
opers start construction more
Kresge President Rip Rapson
says the Woodward Corridor
InvWstment Fund is an example
of one of the tools needed to sup-
port revitalization in Detroit.
Colorado flooding
could keep tourists
A little more than a year after
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
insisted his wildfire-ravaged state
was still "open for business," he
mayhave to throw another lifeline
to the state's billion-dollar tourism
industry as the world takes in the
startling images of dramatic flood
rescues and washed-out roads.
The flooding has struck at the
very mountains that give the
state its identity and attract mil-
lions of hikers, campers and ski-
ers. Months and possibly years of
painstaking, expensive repairs lie

ahead, but Colorado officials must
also deal with a second problem-
the risk that catastrophic damage
could keep tourists away, even
from places that are unharmed.
Spokesman for
Muslim Brotherhood
arrested by police
Egyptian police arrested the
main English-language spokes-
man of the Muslim Brotherhood
on Tuesday along with other
senior members of the group, all
charged with inciting violence,
state media and a security offi-
cial said.
Gehad el-Haddad had
emerged has one of the group's
most well-known faces, appear-
ing regularly in foreign media to
defend the Brotherhood's poli-
cies during Mohammed Morsi's
year as president and following
Morsi's July 3 ouster by the mili-
tary. His father, Essam el-Had-
dad, was a senior foreign policy
aide to Morsi and has been in
detention with Morsi since the
State Department spokes-
woman Jen Psaki criticized the
arrest as politically motivated.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

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any more tickets. Even if he sells
the ticket to someone who then
chooses not to attend, the stu-
dent will be penalized.
"We don't want to play a
guessing game of who's coming,"
Lochmann said.
Lochmann added that the
system has worked well in other
schools, including at Kansas.
Entry to Crisler Center on
gamedays will commence as in

previous years; those who arrive
earliest will earn bleacher seats.
For the Wolverines' marquee
contest against rival Michigan
State, the Athletic Department
will distribute its allotment of
3,000 tickets to the students who
attended the most games.
"(The Michigan State game) is
where we're going to reward our
most loyal students," Lochmann
Students who do not like
the new policy can request a
full refund, and the Athletic
Department plans on email-

ing season ticket holders with
an outline of the new process
before the end of the week. Ifa
student does not request a full
refund, she will not receive a
refund for games not attended
during the season.
Lochmann said demand for
student tickets is at its highest
point since the Fab Five era in
the early 1990s. The new system
allows for the Athletic Depart-
ment to grant full season tickets
to every student who request-
ed them while avoiding a split
package in which students only

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that any representation issues
could be addressed through the
newly created Graduate Student
Engagement commission.
Assembly representatives
further debated the distribution
of money between the executive
and legislative discretionary
funds. The budget proposed that
the executive fund be allocated
$2,000 more than the legislative
fund; representatives, however,
debated over this margin.
Despite the reduced total
budget, the legislative fund was
allocated $2,500 more than
what was the previous semester

and the executive fund would
be given $4,500 more than last
LSA senior Pratik Ghosh said
he believed the assembly's work
warranted additional legislative
"While the (greater legisla-
tive discretionary funding) is
unprecedented, I think this
assembly is unprecedented,"
Ghosh said during the meeting.
"We're going to get a lot done."
In addition, the committee
unanimously approved a reso-
lution that would suspend the
assembly from its traditional
responsibility of allocating a
portion of the fall budget to the
upcoming 2014 summer assem-

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Michigan University - wrote the
music. While some of the con-
tent for halftime shows, such as
scripting, is student-generated.
Just like University athletes,
marching band members return
to campus early to prepare for
the fall sports season.
Information graduate student
Kayla MacLennan, currently a
staff assistant for the march-
ing band, performed with the
band during her four years as
an undergraduate student at the
University. She said the band
begins intense practices about
two-and-a-half weeks before
classes begin, often drilling from
about 9a.m. until 10 p.m.
"Our style is different than
anywhere else, so everyone kind
of has to start from scratch,
and then we get time to start
(practicing for) our first show,"
MacLennan said.
There's also a weekly "chal-
lenge process" during the school
year to decide which members
will actually perform for which
games. Out of 405 members, only
235 perform in the pregame and
280 perform at half time.
The chosen members are noti-
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this monumental task," which
includes developing a pool of
candidates, conducting inter-
views and recommending candi-
dates to the board
The firm and the seven fac-
ulty members serve as the
Presidential Search Advisory
Committee to the Board of
Regents, who alone serve as the
Presidential Search Committee.
Ultimately, the final choice for
the next president will be left up
to the board.
Unlike past years, the advi-
sory committee doesn't include
a student representative. Under
the State of Michigan Constitu-
tion, the regents "shall, as often
as necessary, elect a president of
the institution under its super-
vision," meaning the board has
"the sole authority and respon-
sibility" to elect the president,
according to White.
Out of the top 25 U.S. public
universities, the University of
Michigan and Clemson Univer-
sity are the only institutions that
didn't include students on their
most recent presidential search
committees. The College of Wil-
liam and Mary did not have a for-
mal committee beyond its Board
of Visitors in its most recent
Instead of allowing students
on the actual search committee,
the regents and their advisers
announced the dates of public
forums that will allow students,
faculty, alumni, staff and the
general public to weigh in on the
presidential search. The forums
will be question-and-answer
based, and will survey attendees
on the qualities they desire in the
next University president.
White wrote that the forums
will allow the committee to

gather "different perspectives"
on important qualities necessary
in the next president. The com-
mittee will take the information
into account when making rec-
ommendations to the board to
select the new president.
To develop a diverse selection
ofcandidates, theboardwill con-
sider contenders nominated by

fled on a Friday, and rehearse the
following Monday through Fri-
day for an hour and a half each
day. The band never repeats the
same show at home, giving them
a lot of shows to learn and little
time to learn them.
For Engineering junior Ruiqi
Chen, rehearsals during the
school year that led up to the
Beyonce show weren't always
enough. He described the cycle
of practicing and performing
for the shows like studying for
a test.
"If you don't do your home-
work, you're not going to do well
on the exam, and the exam is the
halftime show," Chen said.
For Chen, who said he tends
to have problems when it comes
to dance moves, the dance break
in the middle of the Beyonc6
performance was particularly
challenging. The increased par-
ticipation of the dance team this
year has led to the creation of
more complicated dances per-
formed at halftime.
Yet another elaborate - and in
some ways perplexing - aspect
of the Beyonc6 show was the use
of lasers.
Spectators may have noticed
a larger-than-life figure swaying
to the music along with the band.
That image was actually cre-
the search firm as well as names
received at the search commit-
tee's e-mail address, umich.
to which the public can submit
White could not give many
details on the search process
itself, since the process is still
underway and its details are pri-
However, University alum
Matt Nolan - former Michi-
gan Student Assembly president
and member of the 2001 search
committee that chose Coleman
- said the committee he par-
ticipated on spoke with former
University presidents as well as
the current president at the time,
Lee Bollinger, who now serves as
the president of Columbia Uni-
The 2001 group - which also
included University alum Lisa
Jackson, current regents White,
Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield
Hills) and Andrew Fischer New-
man (R-Ann Arbor) and Athletic
Director Dave Brandon, a former
regent - fielded through many
resumes and CVs, eventually
narrowing down candidates and
conducting interviews.
Nolan said he felt fortunate to
participate on the board, espe-
cially since he heard from Cole-
man before she was hired on why
she deserved to be the University
"Hearing in her words sort of
why she would want to leave the
position she was in to become
president of the University of
Michigan, to me, underscored
my appreciation for how special
of a place Michigan is and just
how really unique it is not just
in the state, not just in the coun-
try, but in the world it can bring
together," Nolan said.
Nolan and Jackson served as
student representatives for the
group - a role missing in the

current committee. Nolan said
he felt his presence allowed the
group to remind the committee
of the importance of students
and to take that point into con-
sideration during the search pro-
However, times have changed.
With the advent of social media,
Nolan said, a student representa-

ated by pre-recording a member
of the dance team, making her
movements into a silhouette and
then outlining her figure in laser
beams to be projected during the
MacLennan said while the
band directors always want
members in perfect formation,
the added element of laser beams
shooting from the press box
made staying in formation an
even greater necessity.
"We had to be really careful,"
she said.
Chen said performing in the
dark was a peculiar experience
compared to previous shows.
"It was a little bit scary when
I couldn't see where I was going.
We never fully rehearsed with
the lights off," he said.
Last Saturday's performance
marked the first time the stadi-
um lights were ever turned off at
a football game halftime show at
Michigan Stadium
MacLennan cited the support
of the Athletic Department and
talent of marching band mem-
bers for the success of the show.
"Dave Brandon is extremely
supportive of the band," she said.
"We wouldn't be able to do the
cool things that we do without
that (support) ... or even get those
really cool blinky bracelets. It's
tive on the committee runs the
risk of breaching privacy and
possibly leaking secretive infor-
However, students plan to
take the input that they do have
with great stride. The University
Council established a student
committee that will gather stu-
dent opinions on the qualities
desired in the next president
through a five-question survey to
be e-mailed to the student body.
The compiled feedback from
that committee will be presented
at the public forum on Sept. 26.
Since the group is recognized by
the regents, White said the com-
mittee is "crucial" in aiding the
One year ago, the University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- another large, public research
university - underwent and
completed a chancellor search
with a 21-member committee
that held four public forums that
were similar to the University's
upcoming meetings. The com-
mittee included members of the
school's Board of Trustees, stu-
dents, faculty, staff, alumni and
community members.
The UNC committee selected
R. William Funk & Associates to
help the search process for a price
of $120,000, excluding addition-
al travel and general expenses. It
also set up an e-mail address to
which the public could send their
opinions and nominations.
Although the committee met
privately, they published their
meeting location, dates and some
of the minutes for the public to
see. The committee held a total of
19 meetings, including the public
forums, between Nov. 2012 and
March 2013. The chosen chan-
cellor, Carol Folt, who served as
interim president at Dartmouth
College before former University
Provost Phil Hanlon took office,
was appointed in April.

However, as the committee-
sponsored public forums began
Tuesday, the decision on who the
next president of the University
will be inches closer and closer
with each opinion offered.
-Daily News Editor Alicia
Adamczyk contributed
to this report.

Search committee
holds public forum
on med. campus

Speakers seek pres.
with experience in
health care
Daily Sports Editor
The first set of six public=
forums on the search for the
next University president con-
vened Tuesday on the Medical
Center Campus and at the Uni-
versity's Flint Campus.
Regent Katherine White (D)
led the discussion Tuesday eve-
ning, along with Alison Ranney,
a consultant with the firm hired
to conduct the seaarch, Russell-
Reynolds Associates.
Three faculty members of the
Presidential Search Committee
and four additional regents-
Julia Darlow (D), Mark Ber-
nstein (D) and Shauna Ryder
Diggs (D) - jotted notes and
asked follow-up questions to
about 25 students, faculty and
community members gathered
in the Taubman Biomedical Sci-
ence Research Building's audito-
After briefly explaining the
search process, White and Ran-
ney asked the crowd of mostly
faculty and medical students to
consider the challenges the Uni-
versity will face over the next
one, five or twenty years as well
as qualities they would want the
committee to keep in mind when
choosing a candidate.
While a few periods of
silence occurred in the mostly
unfilled auditorium, a steady
flow of comments generally
characterized the forum. Com-
ments centered on a wide array
of issues and challenges. Some
were focused on the Univer-
sity of Michigan Health Sys-
tem, with multiple speakers
expressing the importance of
a candidate with a background

at an institution with a hos-
pital. Two other contributors
also expressed the importance
of facing the challenges of the
changing landscape of health-
care, following passage of the
Affordable Care Act.
More generally, multiple med-
ical school students addressed
college affordability, touching
on topics such as scholarships
and tuition costs, as well as the
need to attract students from
diverse backgrounds in terms
of race and socio-economic sta-
tus. Other comments addressed
alumni engagement and build-
ing cohesion and partnership
between University of Michigan
units and campuses, in Flint and
Peter Farrehi, an assistant
professor in the department of
internal medicine, pointed out
that the next University presi-
dent effect not just the campus
in Ann Arbor, but the entire state
of Michigan, including cities like
Flint and Dearborn.
"The state is in dire need of
the University's leadership," he
Farrehi mentioned that
many people are interested in
becoming more global, but the
University and its next presi-
dent must place greater empha-
sis on supporting the local
Multiple commenters men-
tioned community-oriented
needs as challenges that are just
as important as the University's
global expansion, both in the
scope of the hospital and the
University at large.
In an interview with The
Michigan Daily after the event,
White said many of these con-
cerns were also echoed earlier
in the day at a forum on the Flint
The next public forums will
occur on Thursday, Sept. 26 and
Friday, Sept. 28.

Brazil to depart from
U.S. -centric Internet

Nation increases net
independence, cites
concerns with NSA
Brazil plans to divorce itself
from the U.S.-centric Internet
over Washington's widespread
online spying, a move that many
experts fear will be a potential-
ly dangerous first step toward
fracturing aglobal network built
with minimal interference by
President Dilma Rousseff
ordered a series of measures
aimed at greater Brazilian
online independence and secu-
rity following revelations that
the U.S. National Security
Agency intercepted her commu-
nications, hacked into the state-
owned Petrobras oil company's
network and spied on Brazilians
who entrusted their personal
data to U.S. tech companies such
as Facebook and Google.
The leader is so angered by
the espionage that on Tuesday
she postponed next month's
scheduled trip to Washington,
where she was to be honored
with a state dinner.

Internet security and policy
experts say the Brazilian gov-
ernment's reaction to infor-
mation leaked by former NSA
contractor Edward Snowden
is understandable, but warn
it could set the Internet on a
course of Balkanization.
"The global backlash is only
beginning and will get far more
severe in coming months," said
Sascha Meinrath, director of
the Open Technology Institute
at the Washington-based New
America Foundation think tank.
"This notion of national privacy
sovereignty is going to be an
increasinglysalientissue around
the globe."
While Brazil isn't proposing
to bar its citizens from U.S.-
based Web services, it wants
their data to be stored locally
as the nation assumes greater
control over Brazilians' Internet
use to protect them from NSA
The danger of mandating
that kind of geographic isola-
tion, Meinrath said, is that it
could render inoperable popu-
lar software applications and
services and endanger the
Internet's open, interconnected


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