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SCHOLARSHIP
From Page 1A
tive vice president for academic
affairs, and former provost Philip
Hanlon, inspired the group to
form a scholarship. Schermer
added that providing those in
need with the opportunities the
University offers seemed like the
ideal way to "pay it forward." At a
private ceremony for the scholar-
ship last week, Pollock agreed.
"on behalf of all of the faculty
on campus, our number one goal
intheupcomingcapitalcampaign
is financial aid for students," Pol-
lack said in an address to MUSIC
Matters members. "You are right
there and I couldn't be happier."
"MUSIC Matters is one of
many great student organiza-
tions - such as Dance Mara-
thon, Galens Medical Society
and Alternative Spring Break -
that fundraise to support great
causes," Jerry May, the Univer-
sity's vice president for develop-
ment, said in a statement. "That
RHA
From Page 1A
tive.
"Not everyone can go to East
Lansing; not everyone can get
there and not everyone has a
place to go to watch the game,"
Crane said. "So we wanted
to offer them a place to come
together to watch as friends and
fellow Wolverine fans."
Crane emphasized that the
board hopes to build on the
name recognition they have
garnered from recent events,
such as the Pre-Class Bash and
the A-MAIZE-ing Race, to spur
more large-scale events moving
forward.
"We wanted to be the first
student organization to put on
an event like this, to team with
the Athletic Department and to
open up doors in the future for
other student organizations to
attempt similar initiatives," he
OUTREACH
From Page 1A
sense of 'creative expression in
the kids who are participating,"
Naoum said. "Here the kids are in
charge of what they're going to do
in the workshops and they're the
ones who get to dance the way
they want to dance or act the way
they want to act."
Students from Bennett Ele-
mentary School, Brewer Ele-
mentary School and Chrysler
Elementary School were greeted
with high-fives and cheers from
50 University student volunteers,'
including three students dressed
as clowns and a woman on stilts.
During the first half of the
event, Detroit students watched
various University student per-
formance groups, including
the Moanin' Frogs, G-Men and
Rhythm Tap. Naoum said the per-
formance variety was a success.

Michigan students would engage
in philanthropy on campus to
support not only the univer-
sity but also their peers, is what
makes our students special."
Schermer hopes that in the
years to come, the endowment
will grow to meet this financial
goal on an increasing basis. Part
of the success of this fundrais-
ing will -rely on changes to the
group's day of springtime activi-
ties, called SpringFest.
The club plans to expand the
event, basing its structure off of
South By Southwest, a nine-day
spring festival in Austin, Texas
that is a hub for music, film and
technology.
"It's going to be eight hours,
and it's going to be an experien-
tial arts festival, a film festival, an
innovation," Schermer said.
He also hopes to upgrade the
venue for the concert. The group
booked J. Cole in 2012 and Ben
Folds in 2013, and both artists
performed in Hill Auditorium.
Schermer wants to fit more
students in, and said the Crisler

Center and Yost Arena are both
possibilities for this year's con-
cert, although nothing is set.
"The whole idea here is to
make it as big as possible,"
Schermer said. "More students
enjoy it, that's great. More
money for charity, that's great.
The bigger the venue, the cooler
the things you can do in the con-
cert."
Ken Fischer, president of the
University Musical Society and
an advisor of the club, lauded
MUSIC Matters for its success
from its establishment onward
in a speech to the students of
MUSIC Matters.
"The success that you've had
is unprecedented," Fischer told
members of the group at the
private ceremony. "We talk
about you among university
presenters all over the coun-
try, because it's not supposed
to be this way. You're supposed
to have a set of failures, but
you've organized yourselves
in such a way to be successful
from the get-go."

INDIA
From Page 1A
are the largest representatives of
students of international origin
in Ross, Davis-Blake said. Over
the last few years, she said Indian
students have stood as the second
largest. There are more than 500
Ross alumni currently situated in
India as members of the Univer-
sity's.India Alumni Association.
Additionally, every year, 25 to
30 Ross students are sent to the
nation for business projects.
The keynote speaker was Mark
Fields, chief operating officer of
Ford Motor Company. As a com-
pany that has recently made sev-
eral manufacturing investments
in India and employs approxi-
mately 11,000 people in the coun-
try, Ford served as an example of
a firm that truly understands how
to succeed in the unique Indian
marketplace.
"You have to be very, very
cognizant and have open ears
BUS
From Page 1A
gone missing earlier in the night.
After calling the situation in to
dispatch, University Police told
the driver that he could be arrest-
ed for fraud and would "most like-
ly" be fired.
Shortly thereafter, the driv-
er was handcuffed and taken
away. University Police later
said the student was arrested
on charges of unlawfully driv-

and open eyes to learn the local
market," Fields explained, nar-
rating several examples in
which Ford's vehicles had to
be redesigned for the coun-
try - including more "vibrant"
interiors to suit the bright color
choices many Indians preferred,
strong air conditioning to fight
the country's humidity and more
durable horns as frequent honk-
ing is a common practice.
As a manufacturer, Fields said
the firm'stakeawayfromworking
in India was to "listen to the mar-
ket and make trade-offs."
"We're a growth business and
a growth industry," he said. "By
2020 we see (majority of growth)
happening in China and India,
and that's why we're so excited to
be here."
Other leaders distinguished in
business, leadership, academia
and entertainment were high-
lighted over the remainder of the
day. Alternating between speak-
ers, panel discussions and ques-
tion and answer sessions, the
ing away of an automobile - a
statutory term for motor vehicle
theft. If found guilty, the driver
could face up to two years in
prison for the felony. He was
later released pending warrant
authorization.
A replacement driver drove the
bus back to the garage on South
Campus.
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said the University
is looking into the matter, but
stressed that drivers are never
allowed to take their buses home

conference covered the breadth
of culture and business.
Additional speakers included
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje,
who along with Bill Mayer, direc-
tor of local business incubator
Ann Arbor SPARK, spoke about
how his firm is helping new start-
ups in the city. Ross alum G.V.
Sanjay Reddy, vice chairman of
the Indian conglomerate GVK
Group, also addressed the ability
of leaders to make a social differ-
ence through business.
University alum Nina Davu-
luri, who was recently crowned
Miss America, also attended the
event. As the first woman of Indi-
an-American origin to win the
title, Davuluri spoke on her plat-
form of diversity and her experi-
ences traveling the country.
Given that Miss America had
always been the "girl next door"
to Davuluri growing up, she said
she felt as if her winning the title
was appropriate in a changing
America where the girl next door
was no longer only white.
for breaks when they're on the
job. When asked why dispatch
didn't alert police to the missing
bus sooner, Fitzgerald said it is too
soon to comment.
Last year, Antoine James, an
ex-University bus driver, was
charged with unlawfully driving
away in a car. James, two years
after his time as a bus driver had
ended, stole a University bus and
was later caught by police on a
highway in Romulus. It was later
found that he kept the keys to the
lot after leaving the job.

said.
Crane also said the Athlet-
ic Department sponsored the
event and played an active role
in its development. Athletic
Department officials helped to
rent out Crisler and attempted to
schedule an appearance by the
men's basketball team, which
ultimately fell through.
Several members of RHA's
executive board noted after
the event that a more tailored
marketing and publicity strat-
egy will be necessary for future
events as they hope to target a
more specific audience.
Crane said this event, like
several others the RHA is host-
ing this year, was aimed at bol-
stering the brand recognition
of the RHA as a key program-
ming entity for the student body
as a whole, not just the student
groups that come to them seek-
ing funding for various projects.
"We're trying to stop being
thought of as almost a bank or

an ATM-type brand, where you
just come to us for cash once
in a while," Crane said. "We're
also trying to put together fun
events to bring the student body
together."
LSA sophomore Darwin Had-
ley attended the Crisler event
and said he came because he
enjoys watching University
sporting events in a communal
atmosphere.
"I thought it would be amaz-
ing to watch in Crisler Arena,
and I was right," he said.
At halftime, the RHA board
brought several volunteers from
the audience onto the court
for shooting competitions and
raffles. Among the prizes for
the shoot-off were gift cards to
the University's athletic apparel
retailer the M Den, as well as the
outdoor outfitter Bivouac.
Raffle prizes included a Mich-
igan football jersey and a Nook
digital reading device, which
Hadley won.

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"What we want is for them to
get an idea that performing arts
means a lot of different things.
I really think it is a way for each
kid that has unique interests to
connect with the performance in
some way," Naoum said.
The performers and volunteers
maintained a fun atmosphere at
the League, with some help from
the clowns to engage the young
audience.
"We're having just as much
fun as they have, probably more
fun," Music, Theatre & Dance
senior Zoe Kanters - otherwise
known by her clown alter ego,
Chonda - said. "We're just play-
ing around and trying to pump
them up."
After the performances, the
students split into groups and
rotated through four 30-minute
workshops showcasing forms
of acting, dance, film and beat
boxing. In each workshop the
students were taught about the

performing art and then par-
ticipated in creating dances and
songs.
Music, Theatre & Dance senior
Erika Henningsen, co-president
of MPOW, said the kids were very
excited to show off their new
skills during the lunch break.
"The kids always have a good
time, and it stays with them, we
hope," Henningsen said.
MPOW began planning the
event in early September. While
in the past the event was limited
to Music, Theatre & Dance stu-
dent volunteers, this year's event
included more students from
other schools in the event plan-
ning committees, said Music,
Theatre & Dance senior Ian Wil-
liams, MPOW's performance
committee head.
"We made an effort to expand
not only through the School of
Music, but to the rest of the Uni-
versity and try to make it a bigger
event," Williams said.

* Academic focus a welcome
change for WashU provost

Thorp happy to
move past student-
athlete scandels as
UNC chancellor
ST. LOUIS (AP) - After
five scandal-plagued -years as
University of North Carolina
chancellor, Holden Thorp was
downright ecstatic to start over
on a campus where the term
"student-athlete" doesn't evince
snickers and groans.
The new provost at the pri-
vate Washington University
spends little time worrying
about academically suspect
jocks - as a Division III school,
WashU doesn't even award ath-
letic scholarships. It's a far cry
from Chapel Hill, where an
academic fraud investigation
found dozens of athletes tak-
ing no-show classes, along with
assorted other abuses, and led
to Thorp's resignation from the
top job at his alma mater - the
sole college he applied to as a
high school senior in Fayette-
ville, N.C.
"I wanted to get back closer

to the academic side of things,"
said Thorp, who arrived in St.
Louis three months ago. "Wash-
ington University, more than a
public university, is onthe whole
more unapologetically devoted
to academic achievement as its
primary focus." For him, "that is
a liberating feeling."
His move down the academic
chain surprised many,but Thorp
is not alone among college CEOs
seeking such refuge, especially
those who have weathered the
turbulent world of big-time
sports. Current and past college
presidents, as well as education
industry observers, say many
campus heads are unprepared
for the white-hot glare that cam-
pus athletics emit when things
go wrong, from player arrests to
NCAA investigations and coach
firings - or in Thorp's case, all
three.
"There were a lot of miscon-
ceptions about college sports,"
Thorp said, alluding to the
notion that at UNC, the quest
for athletics successwould never
compromise the school's aca-
demic standards. "In some ways,
I was as much a part of this as
anybody, protecting people from

some of the tough truths about
college sports."
In a report last year by the
American Council on Education,
nearly one-quarter of the more
than 1,600 college presidents
surveyed said they were also
unprepared for the rigors of fun-
draising - whether for academ-
ics or athletics.
At Syracuse University, presi-
dent and chancellor Nancy Can-
torisheaded to the much smaller
Newark, N.J., campus of Rut-
gers, two years after firing an
assistant basketball coach who'd
been accused of sex crimes but
never charged.
Former University of Colo-
rado president Betsy Hoffman,
who left Boulder amid a foot-
ball recruiting controversy,
resurfaced as provost at Iowa
State and is now an economics
professor. And Martha Saun-
ders, who left the University of
Southern Mississippi after an
athletics audit found a $1 mil-
lion shortfall, quietly became
provost at the University of
West Florida, the school where
her academic career began
three decades ago as a public
relations professor.

JAMES BLAKE
WITH SPECIAL GUEST NOSA) THING
Monday, November 11, 7:30 pm
Michigan Theater
The classically-trained pianist, London-based electronic
musician, singer-songwriter, and producer has quickly ascended
to become a leading figure in the dubstep electronic dance
music community. He performs music from his critically
acclaimed 2013 album, Overgrown, for this UMS debut.

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