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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, November 4, 2013

PAINT IT YELLOW

michigandailycom
DEVELOPMENT
Students to
fund $50K
scholarship

RYAN REISS/Daily
Music, Theater & Dance junior Ji Hoon Kang and Engineering freshman Mac Porter work on Gypsy Pond 15: Organism, an interactive multimedia installa-
tion that explores the concepts of breathing, interconnectedness, and organisms.
BUSINESS
India focus of Ross event

MUSIC Matters
unveils 'Big Thinkers'
fund, raised from sales
at annual concert
By MICHAEL SUGERMAN
Daily Staff Reporter
MUSIC Matters began with 10,
freshmen and $100 in the summer
of 2011. The idea was to introduce
a capstone event at the end of the
year consisting of daylong festivi-
ties finished off by a concert that
raised money for charity. Each
year, the charity would change.
"At the time, I was hoping that
we would scale up," LSA senior
Phillip Schermer, the president of
the organization, said. "I was hop-
ing that there would be a day when
we could give big gifts."
Monday, that day came as
MUSIC Matters unveiled its
$50,000 endowed "Big Think-
ers" scholarship. The need-based
scholarship is entirely student-

funded - the first of its kind at
the University - and is the club's
second gift to the school following
its inaugural donation of $10,000
to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in
2012.
The initial endowment funds
were raised from ticket sales at the
group's Ben Folds concert in April.
Materials for the scholarship
are likely be released either at the
beginning of the 2014 academic
year or the following year.
The idea behind the scholarship
is that, every year, MUSIC Matters
students will work with Univer-
sity administrators to determine
a theme for the "Big Thinkers"
applications materials. The first
,year's topic will tackle social sus-
tainability.
"It will force applicants to think
about big problems and what they
can do or what we can do as a com-
munity to help solve those prob-
lems," Schermer said.
Schermer said UC 270, a course
taught last year by Martha Pollack,
University provost and execu-
See SCHOLARSHIP, Page SA

Ford Motor COO,
Miss America speak
at conference
ByAMRUTHASIVAKUMAR
Daily StaffReporter
with more than 1.2-billion
residents and a continuously
growing middle class, India has

proven to be a focus of interna-
tional business.
The Ross India Business
Conference hosted a series of
speakers Friday and created
dialogue concerning how busi-
nesses can work with the intri-
cacies of the Indian culture and
economy with ventures in the
country to about 200 attendees.
With the theme of "Dream.
Lead. Inspire.," the aim of the

fifth-annual IBC was to bring
speakers involved with the
ongoing economic and cultural
transformation in India to the
forefront and give attendees
the opportunity to engage in
dialogue on how to best har-
ness the transformation.
"I certainly believe that stu-
dents cannot graduate from
business school today without a
clear understanding of the role

and importance of India," Busi-
ness Dean Alison Davis-Blake
said. "And that's why we have
this conference."
She stressed the importance
of India as a global "emerging
market" with a "growing mid-
dle class," and highlighted the
large cohort of Ross students
that'were of Indian origin.
This year, Indian students
See INDIA, Page 5A

TALK IT OUT

CAMPUS LIFE
IHA event at
Crisler brings
spirit, prizes

Watch party for
MSU game draws
400 attendees
By BRANDON SHAW
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan football may
have lost Saturday in East
Lansing, but that didn't stop
a group of several hundred
Wolverines from , cheering
until the very last minute of
the game at Crisler Center.
About 400 students arrived
to a watch party event hosted
by the Residence Hall Asso-
ciation - the student-run
government of dorm residents
- at Crisler Arena, the home
of the University's basketball
teams.
At 3:37 p.m. the lights went
down to simulate the opening
of a basketball game, and the
scoreboard monitors transi-
tioned from football highlight
reels to live television cover-
age of the Michigan football
game against Michigan State

University.
Public Policy junior Gar-
rett Kessler, president of
RHA, and LSA sophomore
Christianna Pedley, RHA's
vice president for finance,
introduced the game by not-
ing that Michigan's record
against Michigan State stands
at 68-32-5.
Most guests at the event
were maize-and-blue-outfit-
ted underclassmen. Several
attendees said they were more
likely to come to the event
at Crisler and others like it
because they have less access
to televisions in the residence
halls. However, event orga-
nizers expected a much larger
audience at Crisler. Both the
media release and the offi-
cial event announcement said
RHA expected 10,000 stu-
dents to attend.
LSA sophomore Kyle
Crane, RHA's vice president
for internal relations, said
he and other members of the
association had big hopes in
launching Saturday's initia-
See RHA, Page 5A

PATR ICK BARRON/Daily
LSA senior Alex Lee talks to LSA junior Harleen Kaur at the first Community Dinner, a monthly event that aims to hring
together different organizations.The theme of this month's event is family - participants were encouraged to talk
about the importance of family relationships.
CR IM E

COMMUNITY
Arts outreach
event teaches
Detroit youth
Student performers
headline event
promoting creativity
By EMILIE PLESSET
For TheDaily
Instead of their usual classroom
routine, about 150 fifth- and sixth-
grade students from Detroit spent
Friday at the Michigan League sing-
ing and dancing withUniversity stu-
dents at the Michigan Performance
Outreach Workshop.
MPOW is an art-outreach stu-
dent organization that hosts Detroit
elementary- and middle-school stu-
dents to expose them to multiple
platforms of artistic expression
through performances and interac-
tive workshops. The organization
has been running for three years
and holds an event once per semes-
ter.
In addition to promoting artistic
expression, Music, Theatre & Dance
senior Mary Naoum said MPOW
aims to build community among
University students in different
schools as well as attendingstudents
through creative collaboration.
"We're' trying to inspire a
See OUTREACH, Page SA

Student employee
abandoned idling
bus off campus
By MATTHEW JACKONEN
Daily StaffReporter
A 22-year old male student
bus driver was arrested after
he left a Blue Bus unattended
for over two hours near the

intersection of Arch and White
Streets early Saturday morning.
The bus was left alone and
running between roughly mid-
night and 2 a.m.
University Police arrived to
check on the status of the bus
shortly after 2 a.m. After search-
ing the vehicle they found a
backpack and a wallet that may
have led to the missing driver.
The bus's driver arrived
shortly thereafter and police

proceeded to question him.
The driver promptly took
responsibility for the vehicle,
and after a series of questions, he
admitted he had left the bus and
walked to his place of residence.
He responded in the affirmative
when police officers asked if he
had been preoccupied at home.
Police on scene also said the
University's bus dispatch had
mentioned that a driver had
See BUS, Page SA

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