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Health system
gets $5 million for
natural birthing
Danialle and Peter Karmanos
Jr. are giving $5 million to Beau-
mont Health System in suburban
Detroit to expand natural birth-
ing options for expectant mothers.
The gift announced Monday
will create the Karmanos Center
for Natural Birth and the Dani-
alle & Peter Karmanos Jr. Birth
Center at Beaumont Hospital in
Royal Oak.
Peter Karmanos owns the
NHL's Carolina Hurricanes
and is the retired co-founder of
Detroit-based software devel-
opment company Compuware
leaders call for
Governments and businesses
spend $1 trillion a year for global
Unlike wartime casualties or
oil spills, there's no clear idea
what the total losses are because
few will admit they've been com-
promised. Cybersecurity leaders
from more than 40 countries are
gathering at Stanford University
this week to consider tackling
that information gap by creat-
ing a single, trusted entity that
would keep track of how much
hackers steal.
Chinese Minister Cai Min-
gzhao acknowledged there are
issues of trust to overcome -
with some U.S. cybersecurity
firms pointing to attacks com-
ing from the Chinese military.
But he said countries must work
Dutch food delivery
website now takes
The main website that arrang-
es home delivery for restau-
rants in the Netherlands is now
accepting payment in bitcoins,
an increasingly popular form of
digital currency.
Around 5,000 Dutch restau-
rants use the Thuisbezorgd.nl site
to handle around 600,000 online
orders and deliveries per month.
The company's marketing manag-
er, Imad Qutob, said in a statement
Tuesday that Thuisbezorgd wants
to offer customers more choice in
how they pay.
The company says around half
its customers pay cash on delivery.
Others pay via the site using debit
cards, credit cards, PayPal or an
online system run by Dutch banks.

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan
Russia sending
Sochi Olympics
torch into space
For the first time in history,
the Olympic torch will be taken
on a spacewalk.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olym-
pics torch will be sent to the
International Space Station on
board a Russian spacecraft this
week and astronauts will then
carry it outside the station.
Here's a look at the Sochi torch.
The torch will travel into Earth's
orbit with the next space station
crew, who blast off early Thursday
from the Russian-operated Bai-
konur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Russia's Mikhail Tyurin, NASA's
Rick Mastracchio and Koichi
Wakata of Japan are heading to the
space station on a Russian Soyuz
rocket that has been emblazoned
with the emblem of the Sochi Win- .
ter Games.
The Olympic torch has flown
into space before - in 1996
aboard the U.S. space shuttle
0 Atlantis for the Atlanta Summer
Olympics - but it has never yet
been taken outside a spacecraft.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

From Page 1A
Health System's campaign work
and spearhead the overall effort
for student support.
In his position as vice chair,
Richard Rogelwill work with Ste-
phen Ross, the namesake of the
Business school and chair of the
campaign. The Victors for Michi-
gan campaign's diverse goals will
prioritize raising at least $1 bil-
lion for student support, funding
for basic and applied research,
finding new models of engaged
learning and addressing pressing
global issues.
"This University gave me so
much, and Susan and I want to
give back in ways that will make
a difference to students and
the Health System as a whole,"
Rogel said in a statement. "With
this gift, and my new role in the
upcoming campaign, we hope to
do our part to help all patients,
now and tomorrow, who will be
touched by the Health System's

care, discoveries and innovative
Susan Rogel has previously
worked on the Alumni Asso-
ciation's campaign committee
and the C.S. Mott Children's
Hospital's Leadership Team.
She is also a member of the
Victors for Michigan cam-
paign's steering committee.
The campaign's overall goal
will be announced at a press
conference Thursday.
The donation brings the Rog-
els' lifetime total gifts to the
University to nearly $76 mil-
lion. In 2000, the Rogels creat-
ed a $22-million scholarship for
out-of-state students, helping
support nearly 500 students'
In an interview with The
Michigan Daily last week, Rich-
ard Rogel said support scholar-
ships has grown tremendously
as compared to the past. He also
had an optimistic outlook for the
upcoming Victors for Michigan
campaign, which will be formally
rolled out at events on Thursday

and Friday.
"I just think this is going to be
very successful, and I just don't
see that much in the way of chal-
lenges," Rogel said. "I see the
need for the campaign as a chal-
lenge. We have a need to keep the
University of Michigan great -
and one of the major ways we're
going to do it is through this cam-
Richard Rogel served as chair
of the Michigan Difference fun-
draising campaign, which ran
from 2004 through 2008. The
Michigan Difference raised
more than $3.2 billion for the
University - a record among
public school campaigns. The
total included 1,969 scholarships
and $519 million for student sup-
"When you bring out the stu-
dents and show how, number one,
how important the scholarships
are, and number two, how bright
and energetic the students are,
it's a very easy sell," Rogel said
last week.
Ora Pescovitz, the University's

executive vice president for.rted-
ical affairs, said in a statement
that the gift will help the Medi-
cal School transform medicine
in clinical care, education and
medical discovery..
The gift to the Chinese Stud-
ies program will help expand
the center's offerings in history,
literature, politics and econom-
ics, among other areas of study,
according to Interim LSA Dean
Susan Gelman. It will also allow
the program to partner with peer
academics in China to enhance
the program's collaboration
opportunities for faculty and stu-
The Rogels' donation is the
latest leadership gift in the run-
up to the Victors for Michigan
In September, Stephen Ross
donated $200 million - the Uni-
versity's largest gift ever - to
benefit his namesake schoql and
the University's Athletic Depart-
ment. In April, the University
received a $110-million donation
from Charles Munger, the vice

chairman of Berkshire Hatha-
way, to build a graduate-student
residence hall at Division and
Madison streets.
The Zell Family Foundation
granted $50 million in March to
the LSA Master of Fine Arts in
Creative Writing program - the
largest in the college's history -
to provide resources for the pro-
gram toease the financial burden
for its students.
Additionally, the Frankel fam-
ily gave a total of $50 million to
the University's Cardiovascu-
lar Center - with $25 million in
2007 and another $25 million in
On Friday, the University's
fundraising campaign kick-off
will start with a Community Fes-
tival from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in
Ingalls Mall, the main event in
Hill Auditorium from 8 p.m. to 9
p.m. and an after-party until 10
-Daily News Editor Peter
Shahin contributed to this report.

From Page1A
good ally and I was really hop-
ing she would win because she
wants to bring focus back to the
Westphal conceded the elec-
tion shortly before 9 p.m., trail-
ing in all but one precinct.
In an interview at the event,
Westphal lauded his support-
ers for their efforts during the
"I knew I was coming into
this with much less name rec-
ognition than the incumbent,"
Westphal said. "We ran a very
efficient campaign with lots of
help. We got far outspent but
we pulled a good showing and
I'm really proud of all the sup-
port we got."
Democratic incumbent Ste-
phen Kunselman won Ward 3
with 70.42 percent of the vote
while Mixed Use challenger
SamDeVarti took 28.17percent.
Kunselman will also be run-
ning in the mayoral race next
year but said he still looks to
focus on public safety and pub-
lic health while on the council.
DeVarti said his loss was
likely due to miscalculations in
campaign strategy, noting the
difficulty of running as an inde-
"I feel like there are some
things I could have done bet-
ter," DeVarti said. "There are
some key places I missed, pri-
marily Stephen Kunselman ter-
ritory where I think he's going
to have a much, much stron-
ger showing where I think I
could've influenced voters."
Kunselman and DeVarti
shared Dominick's for their
watch parties - the two can-
didates have been long-time
family friends. Kunselman's
wife, Letitia Kunselman, said
the DeVarti family has helped
Kunselman in many of his elec-
tions prior to this year and Ste-
phen Kunselman said he has
been supportive of the Mixed
Use Party.

"It's encouraging knowing
that the youth are willing to put
the effortintoparticipatinginthe
democracy,"Kunselman said.
Conrad Brown didn't gener-
ate nearly as much support for
the Mixed Use Party in Ward
2's highly competitive election,
taking only 1.91 percent.
In Ward 1, Democratic
incumbent Sabra Briere beat
challenger independent chal-
lenger Jeff Hayner with 66.30
percent of the vote. Eaton in
Ward 4 and Democrat Mike
Anglin in Ward 5 had only
write-ins to beat, with Eaton
securing 88.92 percent in his
ward and Anglin taking 67.78
Of the predominantly stu-
dent-resident precincts, 1,214
votes were cast, making up
approximately 5 percent of the
votes cast. In some of this data,
student, and non-student pre-
cincts are combined.
Students at the polls were
eager to get involved in Ann
Arbor politics, some voting for
the first time and others hoping
to impact change in the city.
"Since I'm now 18 and legally
able to vote, I wanted to start
contributing to my demo-
cratic society," LSA freshman
Christopher Seeman said. "I
didn't vote just for the sake of
it. I want to keep looking into
understanding politics of Ann
Arbor more."
LSA sophomore Marissa
Allegrasaid it was importantfor
students to vote in Ann Arbor
elections because of the effect
the student vote can have.
"There've been alot of things
that have happened in the last
year legally that a lot of stu-
dents are concerned about,"
Allegra said. "It's just good to
be involved in your environ-
ment whether you're on or off
Daily Staff reporters Matt
Jackonen, Sam Gringlas, Allana
Akhtar and Carolyn Gearig
contributed reporting.

From Page1A
site are open," the failed resolu-
tion stated. "The mere presence
of a candidate ina Campus Com-
puting Site does not constitute a
violation of this rule."
A subsequent subsection sim-
ilarly made the rule applicable
to University libraries.
LSA sophomore Nicholas
Rinehart, author of the resolu-
tion, said through the amend-
ments to the election code, he
hoped to see less aggressive
campaigning in study loca-
"It's a harmful process for
us because not everyone likes
CSG," Rinehart said. "I think
we come off as terribly annoy-
ing and we don't really have any
incentive to make people want
to vote for us."
During the last election cycle,
LSA seniors Chris Osborn and
Hayley Sakwa, then the presi-
dential and vice presidential

candidates from the political
party forUM, were disquali-
fied from the presidency after
Osborn was found to have
actively influened students
while voting in University facil-
ities. The duo had won a plural-
ity of the vote.
After the polls had closed,
photographs of Osborn stand-
ing behind students in the Law
Library and Angell Hall com-
puting center were circulated in
what appeared to be incidents of
his influencing students while
voting. Ambiguities surround-
ing whether Osborn's presence
constituted a violation of the
compiled code were settled with
hearings in front of the Univer-
sity Election Commission, the
judicial body presiding over
CSG elections. Representatives
hoped the resolution would stop
those activities.
Members present at the
assembly also voiced their con-
cerns over the potential impact
of the resolution on the greater
election process. Law student

John Lin said he believed that
banning campaign-related con-
versation in largely populated
University facilities could be an
impediment to the election out-
About 10,000 students voted
in the March presidential and
vice presidential elections - 24
percent of the total University
student population.
As a result, Lin moved the
assembly to remove the clause
that prohibited campaigning
from University Libraries, but
keep the clause that restrict-
ed campaigns on Computing
Sites. The amendment passed
by a majority in the assembly,
only to be later overturned by
another amendment that would
only restrict campaigning in the
facilities during the 48-hour
election period.
Amid further debate sur-
rounding whether other
"gray-area" actions constitut-
ed campaigning, the legisla-
tion of election reform failed
to pass.

From Page 1A
in the Markley and Hill neighbor-
hood voted, he said.
"I think anything that's an
improvement over two years ago
is good," Leaf said. "Two years
ago student turnout was close to
Leaf said the party built steam
earlier in the year while they were
recruiting students, especially
among freshmen. He noted that
the party had hundreds of people
at its mass meeting, but failed to
retain prospective members. Stu-
dents paid less attention to the
party and its goals, and only a
small amount - roughly 80 stu-
dents - returned.
He said the Mixed Use Party
registered anywhere between 300
and 400 students to vote.
DeVarti, the Mixed Use Par-
ty's candidate in Ward 3, said
his campaign was not wholly

geared toward students and he
did a lot'of campaigning in non-
student areas. However, he still
maintained that his campaign,
as well as the party as a whole,
placed emphasis on student vot-
Both Leaf and DeVarti said
the Mixed Use Party's platform
is founded on seemingly radical
ideas that can still bring positive
change to the city of Ann Arbor.
Leaf specifically noted that gain-
ing the support of city officials
alreadyon committees and boards
could really bring about realistic
"The planning commission
came-up to me and told me that
we had a good ' idea," Leaf said.
"Maybe that's how some of the
ideas can be incorporated into
Leaf also said he and his party
are waiting for a counterargument
to their mixed-use zoning solu-,
tions. On that level of debate, Leaf
said the party is sound.

"We haven't heard a counterar-
gument yet," Leaf said.
DeVarti, also maintained that
his goal was to build enough of a
foundation for the continuation of
the Mixed Use Party.
"My goal ultimately was to get
a good enough showing flying
the Mixed Use Party flag where
I could ensure a future for the
Mixed Use Party," DeVarti said.
"Goal number one, realistically,
was to make sure the party has a
The future of the party isn't
clear. Leaf said he hopes for
its continuation, but is unsure
how to make winning a real-
But there's still hope, and DeV-
arti said he believes Leaf is key to
a successful future for the Mixed
Use platform.
"The conventional wisdom is
that students don't vote," DeVarti
said. "And if there's anyone that
can break from the conventional
wisdom, it's Will (Leaf)."

Anonymous members rally

wantto be identified as protesters.
A high-school senior named
demonstrate Lang - who did not wish to use
his last name - explained that
against GMas, although Guy Fawkes and "V
r . for Vendetta" were the inspira-
publc Ccorruption tion, Anonymous is nonviolent,
unlike Fawkes.
By STEPHANIE DILWORTH According to Lang, Annony-
Daily StaffReporter mous is against GMOs because
it is wrong to genetically modify
A group of about 20 people animals or plants in a way that
wearing stylized "Guy Fawkes" nature didn't intend. However,
masks appeared on the Diag Lang emphasized that GMOs are
Tuesday afternoon as part of not the sole focus of the group.
the worldwide, 450-city Mil- "We protest against cor-
lion Mask March. The organiz- ruption, the punishment
ing group, the hacker collective of whistleblowers such as
Anonymous, came to protest Edward Snowden and Bradley
the use of genetically modified Manning," Lang said, using
organisms and other main- the former title for whistle-
stream use. blower Chelsea Manning. "We
The protest coincided with the really just have a problem with
anniversary of the 1605 Gunpow- anything that goes against
der PlotinwhichGuyFawkes was freedom, liberty, justice or
arrested and later hanged, drawn happiness."
and quartered after unsuccess- Lang went on to explain
fully attempting to blow up the that the group moves ona wide
English Parliament. The masks range of human-rights issues.
were popularized by the 2005 He said the group targets cor-
film "V for Vendetta." porations and governments
Members of Anonymous typi- . such as Syria's that it views as
tally don masks to emphasize corrupt and tyrannical.
their words instead of empha- "We have attacked child
sizing who is protesting, and to molesters, rapists, we have gone
accommodate some who may not after just anybody really who

goe3 against liberty or happi-
ness," Lang said.
Sc oolcraft College freshman
Carl Shultz, another Anonymous
affiliate, added that the group's
protest emphasized the lack of
civilliberties inthe United States.
"We are protesting our civil
liberties' being taken away by
our government, being charged
and the constitution not being
upheld over hundreds of years,"
Shultz said.
Shultz went on to argue that,
through laws like the Patriot
Act, the government has taken
away Americans' civil liberties
and allow the government "to
impose their Nazi, fascist ideal-
ism on our lives through unwar-
ranted wire tapping and other
forms of monitoring systems."
LSA freshman Steven LaFeir,
who stopped to engage with pro-
testors, said the protest was not
well executed. He said members
of the group relayed contra-
dictory responses when asked
about their position on GMOs.
"I thought the protest was
unorganized and I don't know a
nicer word for ignorant," LaFeir
said. "They don't really have a
set goal in mind. They are pro-
testing against things but not
for anything."





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