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Connecting nonprofits to support

Thirteen years after graduation,
University alum Sammy Politziner
crossed path with his old school-
mate Scott Thomas again at the
Big House in 2008, when both of
them returned for a football game
as ardent Wolverine lovers. This
led to the foundation of Arbor
Brothers, a non-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to connecting early-
stage nonprofits with potential
How did the idea of Arbor
Brothers come into being?
I became good friends with the
guy living next door to me in West
Quad freshman year. He and I led
parallel lives for the next 13 years,
graduating UM, doing Teach for

America in New York City and
working on Wall Street. In 2008,
we returned to Ann Arbor for a
football game and - inspired by
the energy on our active campus
- decided it was time to figure
out how we could "get back to
being part of the solution." We.
didn't know what form our ven-
ture would take, but we pledged
to ourselves to go out to dinner
once a week for six months with
a foundation officer, nonprofit
leader, academic or consultant to
determine where the holes in the
philanthropic landscape lay.
How does the experience at
the University contribute to
your career as nonprofit
organization founders?

Michigan has had a profound
impact on my life. From my
classes investigating our coun-
try's education system, to par-
ticipating in Alternative Spring
Break, to game day walks to the
Big House, I found the dedication
to community at Michigan both
strong and inspiring. I believe in
the high standard of becoming
a Michigan Man and I use that
metaphor as a guidepost of opti-
mism, grit and integrity. I'm still
working at it, of course, but we
named our organization after our
college town as a daily reminder
to live up to that standard.
Engineering junior Ana nya Mandava participates in
- YIJIA ZHOU Family Feud in the Union on Wednesday.

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Catch that Let's play
thief! doctor

WHERE: 600 block of
Church Street
WHEN: Tuesday at 10:35
WHAT: A 21-year-old was
arrested for possessing a
stolen bicycle, University
police reported. He was
arrested and later released.

WHERE: University Hos-
WHEN: Wednesday at 6:15
WHAT: An IV was stolen
from the fifth floor desk
of the hospital, University
Police reported. The theft
occurred around 4 a.m.

Obamacare Minor in
WHAT: Representatives W riting fair
from hospitals around the
county and the University WHAT: Tutors and stu-
will be present to answer dents will provide an
questions about Obamacare. overview of the Minor in
WHO: U-M Health System Writing while explaining
WHEN: Today from 10 a.m. the application process.
to 3 p.m. WHO: Sweetland Center
WHERE: Lower level of for Writing
Michigan Union WHEN: Today at 5p.m.
WHERE: Parker Room,
Michigan Union
Med school A Little Night
interview prep Music

Oreos are just as addic-
tive as cocaine, the
New York Post reported
Wednesday. A study at Con-
necticut College showed that
lab rats were just as focused
on getting that sugar fix as
they were on cocaine.
Ever wonder what hap-
pens behind the stage at
a theatrical production?
This week, the B-Side takes a
look at both sides of the cur-
tain for the School of MT&D's
"A Little Night Music."
Lady Gaga is teaming
up with the Muppets to
create an ABC holiday
special, E! News reported
Wednesday. Apparently, she
thought she had to broaden
her horizons.

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Rising art Just can't get
WHERE: Dennison enough
WHEN: Tuesday at 11:30 WHERE: Fleming
p.m. Administration Building
WHAT: Graffiti was WHEN: Tuesday at about
discovered in the elevator, 1:40 p.m.
University Police reported. WHAT: A subject
Fortunately, the designs expressed suspicion that an
were drawn with chalk and individual maybe illegally
easily wiped off. There are recording campus art
no suspects at this time. performances, University
Police reported.

WHAT: The workshop
will familiarize students
with the style and potential
content of medical school
interviews. Students will
get a chance to participate
in mock interviews and
express their own question
and concern.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Student Activities

WHAT: Discover the story
about a character's renewed
passion after a weekend
in the peaceful country.
Tickets are being sold in
the League Ticket Office.
Tickets start at $10.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mendelssohn

Washington state approves
rules for pot legalization

Regulations to build
path for industry
around the world
SEATTLE (AP) - Washing-
ton adopted rules Wednesday
for the recreational sale of mari-
juana, creating what advocates
hope will be a template for the
drug's legalization around the
Mexico, Uruguay, Poland
and other countries and states
already are reviewing the new
regulations, which cover every-
thing from the security at and
size of licensed marijuana gar-
dens, to how many pot stores
can open in cities across the
state, said Alison Holcomb,
the Seattle lawyer who drafted
Washington's marijuana initia-
Washington will tax pot
highly and cap total production
in the state at 80 metric tons.

Sales are expected to begin by
the middle of next year.
"We feel very proud of what
we're doing," said Sharon Fos-
ter, chairwoman of the Wash-
ington Liquor Control Board,
as she and her two colleagues
approved the rules. "We are
making history."
Washington and Colorado last
year legalized the possession of
up to an ounce of pot by adults
over 21, with voters deciding to
set up systems of state-licensed
growers, processors and sellers.
The measures put state officials
in the difficult position of craft-
ing rules for a fledgling industry
barred by federal law for more
than seven decades.
The board devised Washing-
ton's regulations after nearly
a year of research, debate and
planning, including public hear-
ings that drew hundreds of peo-
ple around the state.
Supporters hope taxed pot
will bring the state tens or hun-

dreds of millions of dollars, with
much of the revenue directed to
public health and drug-abuse
Colorado approved its pot
industry rules last month, and
sales are expected to start in
some cities there at the begin-
ning of 2014.
The two states' laws are large-
ly similar, although Colorado
voters are considering whether
to tax marijuana at a much lower
rate, with no limit on total pro-
Colorado also will let stores
sell both recreational and medi-
cal marijuana. Both states will
require such measures as seed-
to-store tracking, background
checks for license applicants,
and child-resistant packaging.
Washington liquor. board
members said they tried to make
marijuana accessible enough
that legal pot would undermine
the black market, but not so
accessible that it would threat-

Dana Bauer, right, comforts her partner Tracy Pennington, left, after the couple learned they would not be able to apply
for a marriage license at Washtenaw County Clerk's Office on Wednesday in Ann Arbor.
Mich.gaymarriage lawsuit
to go on trial in February


en public health or safety. The
board hopes the sale of legal
marijuana will capture about
one-quarter of the state's total
pot market, for starters.
Under the rules, the board
will issue licenses for up to 334
marijuana stores across the
7 state, with 21 of them in Seattle
- a figure some have questioned
8 as too low, considering the city
estimates about 200 medical
marijuana dispensaries already
are operating there. The City
Council has passed zoning regu-
lations for pot businesses that
would require medical marijua-
na dispensaries to obtain a state
license or stop doing business by
The rules limit the number of
licenses that anyone can hold to
three - an attempt by the board
to stamp out any monopolies
before they start. They also pro-
hibit out-of-state investment in
pot businesses and require qual-
9 m ity-control testing of marijuana
by third-party labs.
" * Hilary Bricken, a Seattle law-
yer who is advising businesses
that hope to obtain marijuana

Judge to wait
for advice before
making a decision
DETROIT (AP) - Same-sex
couples queued up all afternoon
at county courthouses, some
even carrying wedding flowers.
Then a federal judge deciding
whether to throw out Michi-
gan's gay marriage ban shocked
everyone, saying simply: Wait
'til next year.
After hearing arguments
and poring over a stack of legal
briefs, U.S. District Judge Ber-
nard Friedman said Wednesday
he needs to hear from experts
on Feb. 25 before settling the
fate of a 2004 Michigan consti-
tutional amendment that rec-
ognizes marriage as being only
between a man and a woman.
"This was never a scenario
we imagined," Oakland County
Clerk Lisa Brown said. Same-
sex couples were at her office,
anxious to get a marriage
license if the judge ruled in
their favor.
"One couple has been togeth-
er for 53 years," Brown added.
"I think they've waited long

The lawsuit, brought by
Jayne Rowse and April DeBo-
er, two Detroit-area nurses in
a lesbian relationship, argues
that Michigan's constitutional
amendment violates the U.S.
Constitution's Equal Protec-
tion Clause, which forbids
states from treating people dif-
ferently. The amendment was
approved by 59 percent of vot-
ers in 2004.
Friedman clearly caught
lawyers on both sides off guard,
as they had agreed to have him
decide the issue on arguments
and briefs.
More than 100 people were
in the courtroom, anticipating
a decision in favor of gay mar-
riage, and dozens more watched
a video feed of the hearing in a
nearby room. A groan went up
in that room when Friedman
said he's not ready to make a
Thirteen states and the Dis-
trict of Columbia allow gay
An attorney for Michigan
said the U.S. Supreme Court
has recognized that states have
authority to regulate marriage.
Kristin Heyse noted that more
than 2.5 million voters support-
ed the amendment.

"The people of the state of
Michigan should be allowed to
decide Michigan law. This is
not the proper forum to decide
social issues," Heyse, an assis-
tant attorney general, told the
Rowse, 49, and DeBoer, 42,
who have lived together for
about eight years, declined
comment outside court.
"We were all hoping for an
immediate ruling, but they
understand it's a very long pro-
cess," Dana Nessel, co-counsel
for the couple, told reporters.
Ninety miles away in Ing-
ham County, Marnee Rutledge
and Samantha Wolf were dis-
appointed, too. Rutledge had a
pink flower pinned to her shirt,
while Wolf carried a bouquet
of flowers that Rutledge gave
her when proposing earlier in
the day. They had a summer
. ceremony nearby in Holt that
wasn't legal.
"We are in our minds mar-
ried," Wolf said at the court-
house in Mason. "We had a
ceremony, we took our vows.
That we aren't afforded the
same rights as everybody who
has stood up in front of their
priest and loved ones - that's


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