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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, November 6,2013

michigandaily.com

CITY COUNCIL ELECTION
Incumbents
keep seats,
Eaton wins
unopposed

Third Ward city council candidates Stephen Kunselman and Sam DeVarti talk strategy during their joint watch party at Dominick's Tuesday night.

. Rogel couple gives $0
Namesake of Union lion to the University's Medical dent support. The campaign is in a number of corporate lead-
School and the Center for Chi- slated to run through 2018. ership roles during his career at
ballroom donates nese Studies. "Rich and his wife Susan an investor and business leader
The gift will provide $30 share our commitment to He previously served as chair-
to Medical School, million for scholarships at the making it possible for extraor- man and chief executive officer
Medical School and $10 million dinary students to immerse of the Preferred Provider Orga-
chinese stud ees to support faculty students and themselves in their studies and nization of Michigan. a health

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Students made
up less than five
percent of vote
By WILL GREENBERG
Daily StaffReporter
The Ann Arbor City Council
elections Tuesday brought few
surprises, as all incumbent candi-
dates held their seats and Demo-
cratic candidate John Eaton joined
the ten-member board.
Total voter turnout was
13.25-percent of registered voters
with a total of 22,888 ballots cast
across the 66 precincts.
The closest election was in the
second ward, with independent
incumbent Jane Ldmm holding
her seat over Democratic chal-
lenger Kirk Westphal. Lumm took
55.66 percent of the vote, Westphal
41.63 percent and Mixed Use Party
candidate Conrad Brown took 1.91
percent. The Ward 2 election also
had the highest voter turnout at

19.83 percent.
At 9:45 p.m., as Lumm led with
a 54-percent majority before the
absentee votes were counted, she
addressed a group of more than 50
supporters.
"We're a wonderful collection
of Democrats, Republicans, Inde-
pendents, Libertarians all com-
ing together because we share the
same concerns," Lumm said to the
room. "We care so much about this
community and that's what this
is all about. It was never about a
party. Talk about something ener-
gizing, motivating, exciting."
Councilmember Sumi Kailasap-
athy (D-Ward 1) attended Lumm's
watch party at the Paesano Ital-
ian restaurant near Arborland to
express her support. She noted
that she and Lumm share similar
priorities.
"We really want. to bring the
focus back to fiscal responsibility,
and providing core services like
fire and streets and garbage pick-
ups," she said. "Jane has been a
See SEATS, Page 3A

By JENNIFER CALFAS
Daily StaffReporter
And the gifts keep on rolling
in.
Early Monday, the Universi-
ty announced that Richard and
Susan Rogel donated $50 mil-

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programs of the Center for Chi-
nese Studies. The remaining
$10 million will benefit future
initiatives.
The Rogels' gift comes just
days before the launch the Vic-
tors for Michigan fundraising
campaign on Nov. 8, which will
focus on development of stu-

research, and prepare for high-
impact careers, without regard
to cost or future debt," Univer-
sity President Mary Sue Cole-
man said in a statement.
Richard Rogel, who gradu-
ated as valedictorian in 1970
from what is now the Ross
School of Business, has served

insurance firm he founded in
1982 and sold in 1997.
Rogel is currently a member
of the University of Michigan
Health System Advisory Group
and will serve as the vice chair
for the Victors for Michigan
campaign. He will lead the
See ROGEL, Page 3A

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
.CSG
election
reform
bill f ais
Proposal would have
banned campaigning
in computing sites
and libraries
By AMRUTHA
SIVAKUMAR
Daily StaffReporter;
The Central Student Govern-
ment assembly failed to pass
a resolution on Tuesday that
would potentially bar CSG cam-
paigns from popular University
study spaces.
The resolution - brought
forth to the assembly on its
third read - sought to amend
the CSG governing docu-
ments to prohibit legislative
or executive candidates run-
ning for office from actively
campaigning in Campus Com-
puting Sites or University
Libraries.
"No candidate may campaign
in any Campus Computing Site
while polls on the election web-
See CSG, Page 3A

GOVERNMENT
Student-run campaign
to raise fiscal awareness

City councilmember Jane Lumm (Ward 2-I) celebrates with campaign supporters.
Mixed Use Party fails to
wian seats on city council

'U' to participate
in second annual
national competition
to win $10,000
By KRISTEN FEDOR
For The Daily
Throughout the fall, a group of
University students will compete in
the second-annual Up to Us cam-
paign- to educate their peers on
the long-term debt crisis in United
States.
'University students are compet-
ing against students from 24 other
schools to make campaigns about the
debt crisis and will be judged on cri-
.teria ranging from creativity to visible
impact on campus. The winning cam-
paign will win a $10,000 cash prize
and recognition from former Presi-
dent Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global
Initiative University in early 2014.
The group receives training
through weekly webinars sponsored
by Up to Us and will receive a $2,000
budget to help conceptualize and
execute its campaign in early 2014.
The University was chosen to partic-
ipate in lastyear's Up to Us campaign
as well, but the team from the Uni-
versity of Virginia won the $10,000
top prize.
The Clinton Global Initiative Uni-
versity was established as a.nation-
wide effort to get students involved
engaged in policy and political issues
with an eye on solutions. The CGI U

partnered with the Peter G. Peterson
Foundation and Net Impact to make
the "Up to Us" campaign a reality
last year.
LSA junior Benjamin Park, cam-
paign director for the University's
team, said it's especially important
for college-aged students to be aware
of the crisis because they're not often
involved in looking for a solution.
"Most of the policies that are
made are not made by anyone in our
age group, yet the policies of today
are going to be what affects our lives
in the future," Park said.
Though the core team is com-
posed of five people, Park is opti-
mistic about this year's campaign,
noting there is already an increase
in student participation compared to
last year's effort, with more than 50
people already involved.
Park said the 2012 campaign did
not have a significant enough impact
on the University's campus, and
this year's organizers are looking to
expand its influence.
While they are still in the plan-
ning stages, participants are looking
forward to creating a video for the
cause with the help of other student
groups, hoping to bring in a wider
audience. The coordinators also plan
on booking professors and bringing
in local politicians to speak to stu-
dents.
"We also want to have fun events
that all students can come to and that
they'll enjoy," LSA freshman Court-
ney Kim, the event design chair, said.
"While they're having fun, they can
get to know fiscal policies."

Innovative focus
on zoning didn't
convince voters
ByMATTHEWJACKONEN
DailyStaffReporter
After a poor turnout, the
Mixed Use Party is bent but
not yet broken.
Ann Arbor City Council
incumbents Jane Lumm (I-
Ward 2) and Stephen Kun-
selman (D-Ward 3) defeated
both Mixed Use candidates,
LSA senior Conrad Brown

in Ward 2 and Sam DeVarti
in Ward 3.,Though DeVarti
garnered nearly 30 percent
of the vote in the third ward,
Brown failed to surpass a
two percent of the vote in the
three-person race in the sec-
ond ward.
So, what will come of the
Mixed Use Party, an effortby
college students to influence
the city's zoning laws?
University alum Will
Leaf, co-chair of the Mixed
Use Party, said he is not yet
done fighting for his party's
platform, but is unsure of the
party's future.

"We believe in our ideas,
and we knew it was going
to be difficult," Leaf said.
"We're going to continue
advocating for those ideas,
and we don't know what
form that is going to take
yet."
While working the polls
and attempting to coax more
residents into voting for
Mixed Use candidates, Leaf
noted that success for him
meant getting more than
three students out to vote. In
the last off-year city council
election, only three students
See MIXED, Page 3A

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