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promote healthy and wellness
RIGHT Dopesiples, a campus
break dancing group, perform
on the Diag to raise money for
Syrian refugees on Thursday.
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Vandals on Crash into me MLK Jr.
WHERE: The Diag
WHEN: Around 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: An unknown
subject vandalized an item
that was being used ina
demonstration on the Diag,
University Police reported.
The subject left the area.
WHEN: Around 1:30 p.m.
WHAT: University Police
report that an unattended
necklace was taken from
a second-floor restroom
between 9:30 and 10 a.m.
WHERE: Simpson St.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
WHAT: Two automobiles
collided, University Police
reported. There were no
injuries and the damage is
WHERE: Thayer Carport
WHEN: Around 5 p.m.
WHAT: Several subjects
University Police reported.
The officer suspected
marijuana use, but no
evidence was found.
WHAT: To celebrate the
life and work of Martin
Luther King Jr. and the
Civil Rights movement,
colleges on North Campus
will launch a year of events.
The first will be a ribbon-
cutting for the "Imaging the
WHO: University Library
WHAT: The Career Center
hopes to meet new fresh-
men at a meet-and-greet
with staff and guests.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Student Activities
WHAT: The Bentley His-
torical Library will focus on
the life of former Michigan
football star Tom Harmon
with a new exhibit.
WHO: Bentley Library
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHAT: A day of panels
and events on a variety
of aspects of health and
WHO: Taubman College
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Eight highlights from
the Regents meeting
Union Director 'hopeful'
Starbucks will open Nov.
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By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily Staff Reporter
1. University President Mary
Sue Coleman opened the Sep-
tember Board of Regents meet-
ing by praising the generosity
of Steven Ross' $200 million
gift and highlighting the world
record crowd at the University
of Notre Dame game, as well as
the first-ever quintuplets born
at the University Hospital.
"We've had a September unlike
anythingI believe we've ever expe-
rienced," Coleman said.
2. James Holloway, Univer-
sity vice provost for global and
engaged education, provided
regents with recent high-
lights of the University's study
abroad programs, as well as
data on the University's inter-
national student population.
"We need students to be saying
to themselves not 'I wonder if I
should go abroad.' We needour stu-
dents to be saying'I wonder when I
will study abroad,'"Holloway said.
3. Construction planning
will begin for a renovation of
the School of Education, which
was built in 1923. Tim Slottow,
the University's executive vice
president and Chief Financial
Officer, said the project is set
for completion in fall of 2015.
"This is long overdue," Slottow
4. Effective Oct. 1, the Divi-
sion of Student Affairs will
be renamed the Division of
Student Life to better convey
the office's core mission when
communicating with organiza-
tions outside the University, E.
Royster Harper, Vice President
of Student Affairs, said.
"We think it will remain with us
in ourfuture efforts in respect to the
capital campaign,"Harper said.
5. The regents also
approved the sale of 51 acres
of property to NSF Interna-
tional, a non-profit organiza-
tion that verifies health and
safety standards, for $3.52
6. Jerry May, the Universi-
ty's vice president of develop-
ment, provided an update to
the regents just two months
before the next capital cam-
paign is set to launch. May
said in the fiscal year preced-
ing the official launch, the
University received gifts from
129,000 donors - a University
record. A record number of
those gifts came in amounts
less than $25,000.
u ionF ain to occupied by Amer's and The
University Club, are soon to
en early 2014, open with Starbucks and Au
o to Bon Pain as the new tenants.
nstrTuction Susan Pile, director of the
Michigan Union, said she's
hopeful Starbucks will open in
November and Au Bon Pain in
y K.C. WASSMAN January.
Daily News Editor Both spaces are undergo-
ing renovations before the new
le the University com- tenants open their doors to the
y embraced the newly public, and Pile cited the size
ted Michigan Under- and number of renovation of
d food court during a the respective spaces as the
ation Thursday, the first reason the restaurants won't
estaurant spaces of the open at the same time.
gan Union remain vacant The new tenants are in the
finished. approval phase with the Uni-
two spaces, formerly versity's architecture and con-
struction office, but should
start construction soon.
According to documents
acquired by The Michigan
Daily via the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act, both tenants' leases
expire April 30, 2023.
Au Bon Pain will pay
$225,000 per year for their use
of the space until April 30, 2018,
when their lease price increas-
es to $275,000 per year.
Starbucks will pay $34,000
per year for their use of the
space next to the Union court-
yard to be paid in monthly
installments of $2,872.58.
Both vendors will also pay
the University a percentage of
Al-Qaida militants seize town
in northern Syria near Turkey
"I want to emphasize how impor-
tantitis toget thesmallgiftsand this
was the best year ever,"May said
7. The Board of Regents
4 approved an $11.4-million
renovation of the Ford Nucle-
ar Reactor Building on North
6 $ 2Campus. Decommissioned in
2004, the project will repur-
pose the former nuclear site
into classrooms and laborato-
ries for the Nuclear Engineer-
ing and Radiological Sciences
S8. After asking the regents
to consider the concerns of
his constituents regarding
the new Munger Residence
Hall, CSG President Michael
Proppe discussed the new
8 7student committee formed
to advise the Presidential
1 2"The student body is taking the
r search very seriously. I urge you
to take our input just as serious-
Militants expell after the Obama administration
shelved those plans in favor of a
Western-backed diplomatic solution.
ibli opMany rebels blame jihadis in
their ranks for the West's reluc-
tance to intervene militarily in
BEIRUT (AP) - Al-Qaida Syria or give them the advanced
militants seized a town near the weapons they need. There is
Turkish border Thursday after also growing concern that the
expelling Western-backed reb- dominant role the extremists are
els from the area, demonstrating playing is discrediting the rebel-
the growing power of jihadis as lion.
they seek to expand their influ- Yet the jihadis, including
ence across opposition-held Syr- members of the Islamic State of
ian territory. Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qai-
The infighting - now engulf- da offshoot, have been some of
ingmany parts of northern Syria the most effective forces on the
- threatened to further split battlefield, fighting alongside
opposition forces outgunned by the Western-backed Free Syrian
President Bashar Assad's troops Army to capture military facili-
and strengthen his hand as he ties, strategic installations and
engages with world powers key neighborhoods in cities such
on relinquishing his chemical as Aleppo and Homs.
weapons. But the two sides have turned
Opposition forces who had their guns on each other. Turf
been hoping that U.S.-led mili- wars and retaliatory killings
tary strikes would help tip the have evolved into ferocious
balance in the civil war are battles in what has effectively
growing increasingly desperate become a war within a war in
northern and eastern Syria, leav-
ing hundreds dead on both sides.
"The moderates realized that
they're losing a lot of territory to
the Islamists and jihadi fighters,
and so they're more desperate,"
said Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the
Washington Institute for Near
The battles for control of
Azaz, a town only few kilometers
from the Turkish border, repre-
sents some of the worst infight-
ing in recent months.
Members of ISIL overran the
town Wednesday evening, kill-
ing several fighters from the
Free Syrian Army rebel umbrel-
la group, before forcing them to
Amateur video showed doz-
ens of gunmen with heavy
machine guns on pickup trucks
gathering at the border with
Turkey with reinforcements.
The Associated Press was able
to verify the footage based on
interviews and other reporting
on the events depicted.