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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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RESEARCH
Stats prof.
recipient of
MacArthur
Fellowship

'Genius grant' will
fund further work
on evaluating
chronic disorders
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
Daily News Editor
Statistics Prof. Susan Murphy
- who also serves as a psychiatry
professor and research professor
in the Institute for Social Research
- has received a MacArthur Fel-
lowship, or "genius grant," for her
innovative development of new
methods to evaluate treatment for
individuals dealing with chronic
or relapsing disorders, such as
alcoholism.
The 24 MacArthur Fellows also
includes a photographer, choreog-
rapher, chemist and atomic physi-
cist, among others. The fellows
each receive a $625,000 stipend
that they are free to spend as they
choose.
Murphy, who found out she was
receiving the fellowship about a

week ago, said her treatment meth-
ods are innovative in that they are
constantly refined to fit the evolv-
ing needs of individuals, rather
than following a static treatment
model.
Were constantly trying to re-
individualize, re-personalize, to
the person," Murphy said.
The John D. and Catherine
T. MacArthur Foundation, an
independent foundation that
supports development of knowl-
edge to improve public policy
and the public's access to infor-
mation, awards the fellowships
annually.
The MacArthur Fellowship is
awarded to individuals who "have
shown extraordinary originality
and dedication in their creative
pursuits and a marked capac-
ity for self-direction," accord-
ing to the award's website. The
fellowship is not awarded for
past achievements, but rather an
investment in the potential of the
recipients.
Murphy compared her person-
alized treatment methods to the
See PROFESSOR, Page 6A

University President Mary Sue Coleman addresses the crowd at a cereomny at East Quad Wednesday. (Victoria Liu/Daily) INSET: Students move in to the
rennovated residence during Welcome Week. (Adam Glanzman/Daily)
East Quad update lauded

Coleman, Harper
speak at grand
re-opening of dorm
By AARON GUGGENHEIM
Daily StaffReporter
North Quad Residential Hall
now has competition on Cen-
tral Campus.
Nearly one month after East
Quad Residence Hall reopened
following an exhaustive

$116-million renovation started
in May 2012, a crowd of stu-
dents, administrators and Resi-
dence Hall staff gathered at the
refurbished building Wednes-
day to celebrate its completion.
The event was held through-
out East Quad: A band played
near the cafe where snacks
were served, an a cappella
group sang in Green Lounge,
and top administrators, includ-
ing University President Mary
Sue Coleman, spoke outside in
the courtyard.

The project - part of the
immense Residential Life ini-
tiative that has seen the renova-
tion of many residence halls on
campus - overhauled almost
all aspects of the building and
simplified the layout.
2012's reopening of Alice
Lloyd Residence Hall, the reno-
vation of Mosher-Jordan Resi-
dence Hall, completed in 2008,
Stockwell in 2009 and the more
limited, current renovation of
South Quad Residence Hall
have been part of the same ini-

tiative. West Quad Residence
Hall's renovation, set to begin
in May 2014, will be the last
phase of the project.
E. Royster Harper, the Uni-
versity's vice president of stu-
dent affairs, said despite the
changes, which included the
conversion of the Halfway Inn
performance space into a kitch-
en, the building retains the
same cultural aesthetic.
"I think for students who
know the old East Quad, there
See QUAD, Page 6A

SUSTAINABILITY
Greek life
engages
in contest
to reduce
waste
Chapters compete
to recycle the
most materials
By CHRISTY SONG
Daily StaffReporter
In October, the Greek Life Sus-
tainability Team will partner with
national nonprofit RecycleMania
during Let's Get Wasteless, the
competition between Greek life
chapters to promote sustainabil-
ity.
Fraternities, pre-professional
fraternities and sororities will be
divided into three separate divi-
sions during the event, which will
last from Oct. 7 to Dec. 9. Univer-
sity Housing also annually hosts a
competition in conjunction with
RecylceMania.
Currently, 10 fraternities, two
sororities, and one pre-profession-
al fraternity have joined the cause.
LSA senior Kevin Kononenko,
the president of GLIST and not
See INSURANCE, Page 6A

ADMINISTRATION
Colemanhopes
to connect with
alumni in India

Students use new computers and furniture at the renovated Fishbowl Wednesday.

Wi-Fi woes on the mend

November trip
timed several days
after start of new
capital campaign
By JENNIFER CALFAS
Daily Staff Reporter
Though she has already trav-
eled to four international des-
tinations during her tenure,
University President Mary Sue
Coleman has one last stop before
her retirement in July: India.
On Nov. 11, just days after
the launch of the University's
upcoming capital campaign,
Coleman will travel to New Delhi
and Mumbai to engage with civic
and academic leaders, businesses
and alumni.
With each activity, Coleman
said she hopes to create and
enhance connections in social-
science research, medical sci-
ences, business, and educational
opportunities, among others.
During her tenure, Coleman has
also visited Brazil, Ghana, South

Africa and China on behalf of the
University.
"What I really hope is that we
provide more opportunities for
ourstudentsto reallygo and have
a really robust experience," Cole-
man said in a mid-September
interview. "India is, by popula-
tion, a huge democracy; it's got
growing pains, a rapidly growing
economy and real issues. I think
there's a rich area for our stu-
dents to engage."
Collectively, students from
India are the fourth-largest con-
tingent of international students
at the University. Coleman said
she hopes to strengthen the Uni-
versity's existing connections
and develop more opportunities
for students to experience the
nation themselves.
A group that included James
Holloway, vice provost for glob-
al and engaged education, and
Political Science prof. Mark Tes-
sler, former vice provost for glob-
al and engaged education, began
to plan the trip more than a year
ago.
A highlight of her itiner-
See INDIA, Page 6A

Students report
frequent wireless
Internet outages
By MICHAEL SUGERMAN
For the Daily
Since the school year
began, a ubiquitous groan
has echoed throughout cam-
pus as the University Wi-Fi
network, MWireless, seems
to regularly disconnect, peri-
odically leaving students and

faculty without Internet.
Andrew Palms, the Uni-
versity's executive director of
communications systems and
data centers, said the connec-
tion issues were aggravated
over a five-day period rough-
ly a week and a half ago, when
the system was going through
growing pains.
"The number of connec-
tions for Wi-Fi doubled from
last year to this year, and gen-
erally we expect an increase
of about 30- to 40-percent
growth in total," Palms said.

Palms said there was
more traffic than the net-
work's switches and rout-
ers could handle. However,
after swapping out the cen-
tral equipment to add more
capacity, Palms said problems
with slow or even dropped
connections should, for the
most part, be fixed.
Although the ITS has
seemingly fixed the issues
plaguing the large group of
users, Palms explained that
ensuring reliability for all
See W141, Page 6A

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