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Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday, September 19, 2013 michigandaily.com
low PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH
CSG seeks
input from
on search

Public Policy junior Carly Manes speaks to Engineering sophomore Samantha Rahmani during a Diag debate on abortion rights Wednesday.
Abortion de h

Proppe e-mails
survey, wants leaders
for student commitee
By AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR
Daily Staff Reporter
To maximize student input in
the search for the next Univer-
sity president, LSA student gov-
ernment has created a survey to
determine what qualities the col-
lege's students seek in President
Mary Sue Coleman's successor.
Student government lead-
ers e-mailed a link to the survey
Wednesday. The survey poses
six questions focused specifically
towards the needs of LSA stu-
dents and improvements the next
president should focus on.
"This input will be instrumen-
tal in helping the regents choose
the best candidate to lead the
University after President Cole-
man retires in the spring," the
e-mail said.
LSA-SG President Sagar
Lathia said leaders hope respons-
es would demonstrate the
school's diversity.

"One of the biggest things I
wanted to make sure was that
the LSA constituency got heard
no matter what," Lathia, and LSA
and business senior, said. "It's
just to assure that LSA students
could get their word out."
Less than 24 hours later, a
similar stride was taken through
the office of the Central Student
Government. As promised at that
assembly's Tuesday meeting,
CSG President Michael Proppe
sent an e-mail to the entire stu-
dent body today, informing them
of the upcoming student involve-
ment in the presidential search
process.
Last week, the University
Council - a governing body con-
sisting of student presidents from
all the University schools and
colleges - introduced a resolu-
tion that would create a student-
driven committee to provide
input to the University's Board of
Regents until the next president
is selected. Organizers say stu-
dent committee was created due
to a lack of student representa-
tion on the regent's Presidential
Search Advisory Committee.
See INPUT, Page 3A

Opposing groups
face off to garner
student attention
By HILLARY CRAWFORD
Daily Staff Reporter
The two sides of the debate
on abortion rights were clear on
the Diag Wednesday as groups
staged dueling demonstrations.
The University's chapter

of Students for Life set up 915
pink crosses in front of the flag
post, along with large pink signs
explainingeach cross represents
the number of abortions that,
according to the Planned Par-
enthood Project, are performed
in America by Planned Parent-
hood each day.
The Planned Parenthood
Project is not affiliated with the
Planned Parenthood network of
healthcare clinics. Rather, the
project is a touring group spon-

sored by Students for Life of
America that criticizes the orga-
nization, which is a major pro-
vider of abortions in the United
States.
The University is one of
41 stops for the project. The
18,041-mile tour encompasses
campuses in 20 states over an
eight-week period.
LSA sophomore Amanda
Salvi, Students for Life's pub-
licity chair, claimed that many
people are misinformed about

Planned Parenthood.
"In a recent survey, 55 per-
cent of Americans did not know
that Planned Parenthood com-
mits abortion," Salvi said, in
reference to a poll performed by
the Students for Life organiza-
tion. "Since it's such a controver-
sial issue, not many people talk
about it, let alone know about it,
so we're here to stir some con-
versation."
Members of the University's
See ABORTION, Page 3A

TRANSPORTATION
Officials gear
up Ann Arbor
for bike share

City, University
planning tentative
spring launch
By YARDAIN AMRON
For the Daily
The end of winter term
may seem an eternity away,
but come springtime, Ann
Arbor is aiming to have its
own bike share program for
public use.
With the Ann Arbor
City Council's approval last
month to partner with Clean
Energy Coalition - a non-
profit that promotes clean
energy technologies - fund-
ing for Phase 1 of the program
fell into place. The question
now remains whether the
program will have similar
success to the fast-growing
number of bike share pro-
grams popping up across the
country.

To use the system - which
is tentatively scheduled to
open on April1,2014 - riders
must first buy a membership,
with rates ranging from $60
annually, $20 weekly or $5
daily.
These fees allow mem-
bers to swipe their Mcards
at any station, where they
can ride free of charge for
up to 30 minutes. For every
subsequent half-hour, a
yet to be determined usage
fee is charged to the mem-
ber's account. Bikes can be
returned to any station on
campus.
Steve Dolen, the Univer-
sity's executive director of
parking and transportation
services, said officials have
discussed the possibility of
linking B-cycle membership
to the Mcard system, but
that is low on the priority list
compared to getting the sys-
tem up and running.
See BIKE, Page7A

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
'u' program
to combat
obesity goes
statewide
Building Healthy
Communities spins
off from UMHS
initiative
By TUI RADEMAKER
Daily StaffReporter
Let's do it for the kids - or at
least their eating habits.
Working closely with aca-
demic and commercial partners,
a University program aimed at
fighting obesity in local middle
schools has expanded into a
statewide initiative aimed at
fighting obesity, encouraging
exercise and promoting healthier
lifestyles.
Building Healthy Commu-
nities - a new offshoot of the
University of Michigan Health
System's 'Project Healthy
Schools' initiative - is in the pro-
cess of implementing programs
in 28 middle and elementary
See OBESITY, Page 7A

Eileen Quintero, a business systems analyst in the School of Dentistry, and Dentistry student Amir Aryaan compete in an
inflatable basketball game during the MHealthy Play Day on Ingalls Mall Tuesday.
MHealthy hosts multi-day
fai'r to promote weliness

Activities include
games, flu shots,
free massages
By STEPHANIE SHENOUDA
Daily Staff Reporter
From bouncy houses to flu
shots, MHealthy is working
to bring wellness to campus

with a series of events focused
on encouraging exercise and
healthy living.
MHealthy Champions - a
group of staff and faculty who
aim to create a healthy work
environment - hosted the sec-
ond annual Health and Wellness
Fair outside the Ford School of
Public Policy Wednesday, con-
tinuing to spread awareness
about all aspects of healthy liv-

ing. They also promoted Active
U Autumn, a six-week program
where students and staff can log
their physical activity and com-
pete for prizes.
Nearly 300 people received flu
shots and other wellness-related
services, including complimenta-
ry massages from the University
of Michigan Health System Mas-
sage Therapy Program and fresh,
See MHEALTHY, Page 7A

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