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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, October 10, 2013

michigandailycom

CONSTRUCTION
' leaders
discuss
progress of
proj ects
At Q&A in Fleming constructed after a $110-mil-
lion donation from Charles
administrators talk Munger, will be located on the
corner of Thompson Street and
Construction Madison Street, offering hous-

By RACHEL WADDELL
6 For the Daily
While the Fleming Adminis-
tration Building is usually dark
and locked at night, several offi-
cials convened in the adminis-
trative offices after hours.
University officials met for
a qubstion-and-answer ses-
sion Wednesday evening to
discuss updates on the upcom-
ing Munger Graduate Housing.
project development. Several
business owners questioned
officials about lengths of con-
struction periods and whether
the building would be subject
to regulations.
The Munger Graduate Hous-
ing Building, which is being

ing for graduate students. The
project site, which was the for-
merly the location of Blimpy
Burger and a University park-
ing lot, is currently under con-
struction.
As early as next week, the
parking lot around the site will
be closed to make room for the
mass excavation. Both the side-
walk and roads that surround
the construction site will still
be open to traffic. At the end of
the month, the sidewalk on the
west side of Thompson Street
will be closed, and officials said
they are also applying for a per-
mit to close the stretch of Madi-
son bordering the construction
site. The sidewalk on the east
side of Division Street may also
See PROJECTS, Page SA

PAUL SHERMAN/Daily
Students, faculty and Ann Arbor citizens gather on the Diag Wednesday to participate ina freeze out -a silent demonstration to bring about awarenessHf minority
experiences on campus. "It's time for us to stand up now and ... demand our rights," said LSA freshman Maria Lopez.
Lack of diversity protested
Students 'freeze' on Wednesday. alongside students. positive way."
We are Michigan, a new stu- "With a freeze out the whole E. Royster Harper, the Univer-
Diag to protest low dent movement, conducted a idea revolves around the concept sity's vice president for student
"freeze-out" protest on the Diag of presence," said Music, Theatre life, was present for the protest,
minority enrollment for faculty and students of color, & Dance and LSA senior Tay- as were members of University
as well as their allies, to raise for Moore-Willis, who is one of Housing, Security, the Office
By SHOHAM GEVA awareness about minority enroll- three co-founders of the move- of Admissions and the Office of
Daily StaffReporter ment and the general campus cli- ment. "We feel like often stu- Academic Multicultural .Initia-
mate at the University. dents of color are overlooked or tives.
Though the Diag is usually During the two-hour period, their presence is taken for grant- Throughout the protest, the
a busy, bustling place, students about 150 faculty, administra- ed, so, hopefully, by freezing the group led chants in both English
there froze in place at 11 a.m. tors and staff members protested Diag, we can draw attention in a See DIVERSITY, Page SA

HOSPITAL
UMHS
nurse
elected
tpost
State union votes
University nurse
as president
By HILLARY CRAWFORD
Daily StaffReporter
John Armelagos, a registered
nurse at the University of Michi-
gan Health System and cur-
rent member of the University
of Michigan Professional Nurse
Council, recently expanded his
leadership responsibilities to the
state level.
Armelagos was elected presi-
dent of the Michigan Nurses
Association - a union that repre-
sents thousands of nurses across
the state. The election took place
at the MNA's annual convention
held this past weekend in Tra-
verse City, Mich.
More than 100 delegates gath-
ered in Traverse City to elect the
group's executive board. They
also voted to express support
for various statewide initiatives,
such as Medicaid expansion.
Armelagos earned his bach-
elor's degree in nursing at the
See NURSE, Page SA

LIGHTS, CAMERA, DONATE! ADMINISTRATION
University to host block
party to launch Victors
for Michigan campaign

Mary O'Malley, a research associate at the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, recorded lines
for an ad for the upcoming Victors for Michigan development campaign at Ingalls Mall Wednesday. O'Malley is
developing more responsive building enclosures that increase energy performance.
GREEK LIFE
Pi Kappa Phi brother given
community service award

City Council approves
street closure in front
of Ingalls Mall
By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily StaffReporter
When the University's newest
fundraising campaign launches
in November, more than a little
celebratory glitz will be on hand
for its kickoff.
On Monday evening, the Ann
Arbor City Council voted to
approve the closure of North
University Avenue between
Fletcher and Thayer Streets for
the Victors for Michigan cam-
paign launch celebration on Nov.
8.
In September, the University
announced that an outdoor cel-
ebration on Ingalls Mall would
accompany the kickoff celebra-
tions. Following the event, Uni-
versity President Mary Sue
Coleman and campaign co-chair
Stephen Ross, a real-estate mogul
and major University donor, will
host the official "Victors for
Michigan" unveiling ceremony
at 8 p.m. inside Hill Auditorium.
Judy Malcolm, senior director
of executive communications at
the Office of University Devel-
opment, said the event is set to
occur in the area between Hill
Auditorium and the Michigan
League, adjacent to the Diag.

Beginning at 5 p.m., the Uni-
versity invites students, faculty
and community members to join
University donors and volunteers
for music, giveaways and free
T-shirts.
Later that evening, students
will share how their University
experience has been influenced
by student aid, essentially the
reasons "Michigan needs vic-
tors," as referenced by the cam-
paign's branding.
Along the lines of a public
launch party, campaign strat-
egists are hoping to involve
students in the campaign, espe-
cially since administrators have
pegged student aid as the cam-
paign's top priority.
Campaign officials have
formed a student advisory com-
mittee to assist in planning and
associated philanthropic efforts.
In a February interview with
The Michigan Daily, Coleman
said students articulAting the
effect of financial aid would be
crucial.
"We need to fashion this in a
way donors can get excited about
the difference they can make in
people's lives, so alot of this will
be storytelling about what stu-
dents have done and what the
impact of having various schol-
arships has been," Coleman said.
Though the branding and
limited celebration plans were
released in September, other
See CAMPAIGN, Page 5A

Fraternity member has received national recogni-
tion for his work with the dis-
has helped raise abled community on campus.
Guys, who is the philanthro-
funds, awareness py chairman of the University's
fo ,iald chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fra-
for disabled ternity, organized events with
Push America, an organization
By EMMA KERR that fosters service leadership
For the Daily through its work with those
affected by disabilities. In
Life in a wheelchair can be September, Guys received the
difficult on a college campus, Thomas Sayre Award, which
but one fraternity brother honors the most outstanding
hopes to change that reality. Push America chairman.
LSA junior Nicholas Guys Serving as the Push Amer-

ica chairman since 2011, Guys
organizes charity events,
including the annual Wheel in
their Shoes 5K that took place
on campus last month. Also in
September, he organized the
Greek Week Push America
Relay, a new program.
Guys said the Greek Week
event gave people the oppor-
tunity to imagine living with
reliance on wheelchairs for
mobility while fundraising for
Push America.
This fundraiser was the first
See AWARD, Page 5A

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