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NEWS BRIEFS
DEARBORN, Mich.
Ford recalls
24,000 cars in the
U. S. and Canada
Ford is recalling about 24,000
cars because a chime won't
sound if the driver's door is
opened while the key is inside
the car.
The recall in the U.S. and
Canada affects Ford Focus elec-
tric cars from 2012 and 2013, and
the C-Max hybrid from the 2013
model year. The cars have push-
button starting mechanisms.
Ford says the cars don't com-
ply with U.S. regulations requir-
ing the chime. No crashes or
injuries have been reported
because of the problem.
Ford dealers will modify soft-
ware starting next week in order
to make the chimes sound prop-
erly.
WASHINGTON
Supreme Court
will stay open
during shutdown
The Supreme Court says its
business will go on despite the
ongoing government shutdown.
The high court announced
Thursday it will hear its first
arguments of the year on Mon-
day and continue hearing argu-
ments through at least the end
of next week. This comes despite
the budget impasse in Congress
that has caused the furloughing
of hundreds of thousands of gov-
ernment employees.
The court announced on its
website that its building will
be open to the public during its
usual hours.
WASHINGTON
Members of hacking
groupAnonymous
indicted in court
EA federal grand jury on
Thursday indicted 13 members
of the Internet hacking group
Anonymous for allegedly carry-
ing out cyber-attacks worldwide,
including targets that refused to
process payments for WikiLeaks,
the anti-secrecy website found-
ed by Julian Assange.
The U.S.-based members of
Anonymous are accused of zero-
ing in on the computers of gov-
ernments, trade associations,
law firms, financial institu-
tions and other institutions that
oppose the philosophy of Anony-
mous to make all information
free for everyone, regardless of
copyright laws or national secu-
rity considerations.
The indictment filed in fed-
eral court in Alexandria, Va.,
says that from September 2010 to
January 2011, Anonymous mem-
bers participated in a campaign
they called Operation Payback,
using software known as the
Low Orbit Ion Cannon to flood
websites with huge amounts
of Internet traffic to shut them

down.
LONDON
Organizations file
lawsuit against
British intel groups
Three organizations in Britain
have filed a lawsuit at the Euro-
pean Court of Human Rights,
accusing their country's eaves-
dropping agency of using its
online surveillance programs to
violate the privacy of millions of
citizens.
English PEN, Big Brother
Watch and the Open Rights
Group claim that Britain's
Government Communications
Headquarters, known as GCHQ,
. acted illegally by collecting vast
amounts of data, including the
contents of emails and social
media messages.
The legal challenge came
after documents disclosed by
U.S. National Security Agen-
cy leaker Edward Snowden
exposed the extent of mass data
gathering carried out by NSA
and GCHQ.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

SCIENCE
From Page 1A
had the space for students to
become deeply engaged in the
research enterprise," McDon-
ald said.
Though planning is well
underway, administration must
still seek approval from the
University's Board of Regents,
who must first approve the
project and later a schematic
plan for the building's design.
Denver could not confirm an
official timeline, but said it's
likely the plan will be pre-
sented this fall and schematic
designs released in the spring.
The University, however,
has yet to officially announce
plans for a new biology build-
ing. University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald declined to com-
ment on the existence of such a
project.
Speaking on behalf of the
University as well as several
administrators contacted for
this article, Fitzgerald said the
University could not discuss
any specific capital projects
prior to their approval.
RANKINGS
From Page 1A
ing the ratings based on other
ranking systems. A 2010 paper
by Michael Bastedo, direc-
tor of the University's Center
for the Study of Higher and
Postsecondary Education, and
Nicholas Bowman, assistant
professor at Bowling Green
State University's College of
Education and Human Devel-
FUNDRAISER
From Page 1A
ated pressure on higher-educa-
tion administrators to improve
fundraising performance year-
over-year.
"The job of the president has
actually changed quite a bit over
time, and being a fundraiser
and soliciting donations is actu-
ally increasingly important to
a president," she said. "Argu-
ably because it is increasingly
important for their institutions
to have those revenue streams
coming in from private indi-
viduals."
Tom Baird, assistant vice
president of development
campaign strategy, said the
University usually runs one
comprehensive campaign per
decade under the guidance of
the president. University Presi-
dent Mary Sue Coleman over-
saw the Michigan Difference
campaign that was launched
in 2004 and raised more than
$3.2 billion by the end of 2008.
The University will begin its
next cycle of major fundraising
on Nov. 8 with the "Victors for
Michigan" campaign - which
the upcoming president will
have to complete.
Baird said prior to a cam-
paign's launch, the president
works with other top adminis-
trators to name the goals that

Generally, Fitzgerald said
planners of potential proj-
ects first engage in thorough
research and secure appropri-
ate funding before presenting
proposals to the regents.
Additionally, planners must
carefully consider a new facil-
ity's location, specifically to
ensure it fits with the Univer-
sity's master plan for Central
Campus.
Denver declined to confirm
University sites in consider-
ation, Denver said an ideal
location would be in close prox-
imity to the Undergraduate Sci-
ence Building, which houses
many classes taught in the biol-
ogy department. He also said
neither the Kraus Building or
the Ruthven Exhibits Building
would be likely torn down.
He noted that the only fea-
sible spot nearby is the site of
North Hall, the current ROTC
building, which last month was
slated for demolition.
"That's right next to the
Undergraduate Science Build-
ing and there is no other place
right next to it," Denver said.
"Really, if I had my preference,
that's where it would go."
Several members of the Uni-
opment, found that rankings
"drive reputation, not the other
way around."
The researchers also found
that since many rankings rely
on their own students' reviews,
colleges have been manipulating
the surveys theygive to students
in order to improve their own
ratings.
Despite the flaws, the same
researchers found in a 2009
paper that changes in rankings
for schools in the top 25 of the
U.S. News and World Report
the fundraising will target. He
said "Victors for Michigan"
will focus on student support,
engaged learning and "bold
ideas for the public good."
"Whenever you begin a pro-
cess for planning for the next
campaign, the president then
works with the provost and the
deans and the faculty and the
vice president for development
in terms of figuring out what are
the campaign priorities," Baird
said.
Under Coleman's leadership,
donations to the University
have been steadily increasing.
The University found itself in
the spotlight as the recipient of
a $110-million gift from Charles
Munger in April and a $200-mil-
lion gift from Stephen M. Ross
in September.
Judith Malcolm, senior direc-
tor for executive communica-
tions, said Coleman and Ross
have a close partnership. Ross
will serve as chair of the upcom-
ing fundraising drive.
Regent Katherine White
(D), vice chair of the Board of
Regents and acting spokeswom-
an during the search process,
lauded Coleman's success and
focus on fundraising.
"President Coleman is an
absolutely phenomenal fund-
raiser. Her skills are extraor-
dinary and she has hired
outstanding people to assist her
in this endeavor," White wrote
in an e-mail interview. "The

versity's Board of Regents did
not return calls for comment
Thursday.
As a fifth-year neuroscience
doctoral student, Rackham stu-
dent Joseph Knoedler has spent
a good portion of the last few
years inside Kraus, which was
built in 1914 by famed Detroit
architect Albert Kahn.
Inside a lounge at the end
of one of Kraus's dim halls,
Knoedler said the department's
current facility has plenty of
character, but probably needs
some upgrades.
"You need a better argument
than character to keep using a
building that's becoming rapid-
ly behind the times," Knoedler
said.
However, he noted new facil-
ities aren't the deciding factor
in producing scientific achieve-
ments.
"Good science is done here
just as it is in the slick medical
facilities," Knoedler said. "A
new building is probably going
to be more energy efficient and
up to code, but I think good sci-
ence is about the people in the
building and not about how
slick the facilities look."
survey do produce noticeable
effects in the application and
admission pool for a school.
"College rankings receive a
great deal of public attention,
and many institutions are quite
concerned about their position
in these rankings," Bastedo and
Bowman wrote. "Unfortunately,
the current study suggests that
institutions can effectively woo
more highly qualified students
by using status signals that are
unrelated to substantive chang-
es in institutional quality."
hope is that the next president
will be as effective in fundrais-
ing."
May added that part of Cole-
man's fundraising success can
be attributed to her ability to
build lasting relationships with
potential donors.
The foundations and goals
that Coleman has set will soon
be passed to the next president
to bring to fruition. University
Provost Martha Pollack said
the new president will likely
be responsible for raising two-
thirds of the new campaign
goals, after Coleman kick-starts
it this November.
Terrence McDonald, direc-
tor of the Bentley Historical
Library and former LSA dean,
said as the search for Coleman's
predecessor gets underway, a
background in effective fund-
raising will likely be at the fore-
front of criteria for the search
committee to consider.
However, McDonald added
that the University is at an
advantage in that it has many
donors who are loyal to the
institution itself, regardless of
who holds the presidency. He
said fosteringrelationships with
those donors, as Coleman has
done, will remain key to the suc-
cess of the future president.
-Daily staff reporters
Jennifer Calfas and Sam Gringlas
contributed to this report.

DEMOCRACY
From Page 1A
nations over the past 300 years,
each imposing their own culture.
He emphasized that Ukraine
declared independence from
Russia only 22 years ago.
Ukraine's desire to become a
European Union member state
was also discussed, but Yuschen-
ko said the country needs to take
important steps domestically to
improve elections and judicial
and legislative systems before it
can consider joining the interna-
tional body.
Lansing resident Michael
INFORMATION
From Page 1A
2010 when the building opened,
and we already filled 95 percent
of our allotted capacity on the
first day," MacKie-Mason said.
He added the new space is
exciting, as is the location.
The School of Information is
in a period of expansion with
the upcoming addition of the
Bachelor of Science in Informa-
tion program and the relatively
new Master of Health Informat-
ics joint degree with the School
of Public Health. This expan-
sion has lead to the necessity for
new office space to accommodate
more faculty and staff, Heather
Newman, Information School
director of marketing and com-
munications, said.
The first floor of the building
is divided into five commercial
spaces, and PRIME Research,
a strategic communication
research firm, will share the sec-
ond-floor offices with the School.
Aside from being near cam-
pus and the Information School's
main office in North Quad, the
increased lunch options and
proximity to technological inno-
vation also attracted the Infor-
mation School to the Borders
property, Newman said.
As a plus for students and
faculty, the building is also very
close to the offices of several
major tech companies, includ-
ing Google, Menlo Innovations,
TechArb and Barracuda Net-
works.
The history of the program
was influential in the choice of
location because, at its inception,
the program was split between
North and Central Campus,
which Newman said created a lot

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 3A
BrownsaidhedrovetoAnnArbor
to attend the lecture because lie
regularly follows Eastern Euro-
pean politics and wanted to get
Yushchenko's perspective on the
current Ukrainian government.
"Ukraine has made a lot of
progress under his administra-
tion, and now it seems to be going
back a little," Brown said.
As a part of its fifth anniver-
sary, the Weiser Center will also
be presenting exhibits on Ukrai-
nian history and lifestyle in the
Hatcher Graduate Library, the
Michigan Union, Lane Hall as
well as the center's offices in
the International Institute and
School of Social Work Building.
of difficulties.
"The split between West Hall
and School of Information North
posed some difficulties for those
folk who were housed up there
just because the geographic
difference made it difficult for
people to coordinate, especially
at that point in time, on a daily
basis," Newman said.
The new offices will be quieter
and more open than the offices
in North Quad, which Newman
said will allow for increased col-
laboration.
The Liberty Street Office will
be connected to offices in North
Quad via a wireless network and
teleconferencing, and will pro-
vide extra space for employees
between offices.
"The bottom line is that our
office is pretty geeky already
just because of what we do, so
Google-chatting and Skyping is
stuff we all do on a daily basis as
part of our jobs," Newman said.
"So that kind of communication
is not going to change, and some
of the people who are making the
move are already in the habit of
instant messaging a colleague
who works six feet away from
them."
The staff is excited to move
because it's a sign of the progres-
sion and expansion of the Infor-
mation School, but because the
new offices will mostly hold staff,
the sound of students will surely
be missed, Glenda Bullock, the
Information School's marketing
communications specialist, said.
"I don't anticipate that we
will see a lot ofstudents there - I
would like to," Bullock said. "One
of the things I'll miss about being
in North Quad is the interaction
with the students and faculty,
but we're only two blocks away,
so I expect we'll be back pretty
often."

Portugal complies
with terms of 2011
sovereign bailout

Suspect inWashington car chase
killed near Hart Senate Building

Officer wounded in
pursuit will make
full recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) - A
woman with a year-old child
led Secret Service and police on
a harrowing car chase from the
White House past the Capitol
Thursday, attempting to pen-
etrate the security barriers at
both national landmarks before
she was shot to death, police
said. The child survived.
"I'm pretty confident this
was not an accident," said Met-
ropolitan Police Chief Cathy
Lanier. Still, Capitol Police said
there appeared to be no terror-
ist link. Authorities would not
say whether the woman had
been armed.
Tourists, congressional
staff and even some senators
watched as a caravan of law
enforcement vehicles chased

a black Infiniti with Connecti-
cut license plates down Con-
stitution Avenue outside the
Capitol. House and Senate law-
makers, inside debating how to
end a government shutdown,
briefly shuttered their cham-
bers as Capitol Police shut down
the building.
The woman's car at one
point had been surrounded by
police cars and she managed
to escape, careening around a
traffic circle and past the north
side of the Capitol. Video shot
by a TV camerman showed
police pointing firearms at her
car before she rammed a Secret
Service vehicle and continued
driving. Lanier said police shot
and killed her a block northeast
of the historic building.
One Secret Service member
and a 23-year veteran of the
Capitol Police were injured.
Officials said they are in good
condition and expected to
recover.

"This appears to be an iso-
lated, singular matter, with, at
this point, no nexus to terror-
ism," said Capitol Police Chief
Kim Dine.
The pursuit began when the
car sped onto a driveway lead-
ing to the White House, over
a set of lowered barricades.
When the driver couldn't get
through a second barrier, she
spun the car in the opposite
direction, flipping a Secret Ser-
vice officer over the hood of the
car as she sped away, said B.J.
Campbell, a tourist from Port-
land, Ore.
Then the chase began.
"The car was trying to get
away. But it was going over the
median and over the curb," said
Matthew Coursen, who was
watching from a cab window
when the Infiniti sped by him.
"The car got boxed in and that's
when I saw an officer of some
kind draw his weapon and fire
shots into the car."

Nation's austerity
policies are blamed
for three years of
painful recession
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -
Portugal has passed the latest
test of its compliance with the
terms of its bailout and quali-
fied for around 5.5 billion euros
($7.5 billion) in further funding
from creditors, officials said
Thursday.
However, the creditors who
lent Portugal 78 billion euros
in 2011 refused the govern-
ment's request to ease next
year's deficit target to 4.5 per-
cent of gross domestic product,
Deputy Prime Minister Paulo
Portas said. The goal remains 4
percent.
The government wanted
softer terms on the deficit to
ease austerity measures which
are widely blamed for an
expected third straight year of
recession in 2013. The govern-
ment predicts that the jobless
rate, currently at 16.5 percent,
will reach 17.4 percent by the
end of this year and hit 17.7 per-
cent in 2014.
The economic downturn
has fueled fears that Portugal,
like Greece, may need a second
bailout and prolong the crisis
which the 17 countries sharing
the euro currency have battled
for three years. Portugal is sup-
posed to start borrowing on
financial markets again in the
middle of next year, but three

major international ratings
agencies still classify its credit
worthiness at junk status.
Inspectors from the so-
called troika of bailout credi-
tors - the country's fellow euro
members, the European Cen-
tral Bank and the International
Monetary Fund - concluded
after a two-week assessment
visit to Lisbon that the gov-
ernment is complying with the
demands of Portugal's financial
rescue agreement, the govern-
ment and the troika announced.
"The (bailout) program
remains broadly on track, with
the authorities determined
to achieve its objectives," the
troika said in a statement. "Pro-
vided the authorities persevere
with steadfast program imple-
mentation, euro area member
states have declared they stand
ready to support Portugal until
full market access is regained."
Portugal needed the bailout
in 2011 when it was engulfed
by the eurozone debt crisis
and came close to bankruptcy.
In return, Portugal promised
spending cuts and economic
reforms, and quarterly dis-
bursements are conditional on
its compliance.
The troika said the Portu-
guese economy is "showing
early signs of a recovery" and
issued revised forecasts for
growth. The economy is now
expected to contract by 1.8 per-
cent this year, instead of 2.3
percent. The forecast for 2014
is for growth of 0.8 percent, up
from an earlier forecast of 0.6
percent.

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