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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, November 11, 2013


The Victors for Michigan development campaign aims to raise $4 billion for the University, $1 billion of which will go to student aid. The campaign kickoff event
was held at Ingalls Mall and Hill Auditorium Friday night, and featured performances by student groups and speeches by University President Mary Sue Coleman
(top left) and billionaire Stephen Ross (top right), the chair of the campaign.
*Di f or billionb e

search for
Engineering junior y Police
last seen Sunday on Sundayev
ning that a
Michigan Avenue report had
been filed
By MATT SLOVIN but said they
ManagingEditor referred
Concerned friends are to AAPD LUKE
searching for a student who has because Ste- STEVENS
been missing since early Sun- vens was
day morning. last seen off-
Engineering junior Luke campus traveling to another
Stevens was last seen leav- off-campus location. UMPD
ing his apartment on Michi- only has jurisdiction on the
gan Avenue at 2 a.m. Sunday University's campus.
to go to his girlfriend's house University Police also noti-
on East Davis Avenue. He is fied officers via radio of Ste-
described as 6 feet tall with a vens's description, noting that
slim build, wavy, light brown he may have been intoxicated
hair and green eyes. When he the last time he was seen.
went missing, he was wearing Stevens had his phone and
olive green pants with a black wallet when he left and failed
Marmot jacket and black soc- to show up for work at 2 p.m.
cer sneakers with purple laces. Sunday, according to his
LSA junior Alison O'Brien, friends. Friends have been cir-
Stevens's girlfriend, said she culating messages about Ste-
filed a missing person report vens on social media, including
on Sunday with both Univer- a post from his own Facebook
sity Police and the Ann Arbor profile.
Police Department. Univer- See STEVENS, Page 5A

Victors for Michigan
kicks off with night
of speeches, events
Daily News Editor and
Daily StaffReporter
It's not often that hundreds of
students party with the Univer-

sity president.
Braving chilly temperatures,
students, staff, faculty and alum-
ni turned out Friday to celebrate
the formal launch of the Victors
for Michigan fundraising cam-
paign. Following an outdoor
community festival, attendees
crowded Hill Auditorium for a
glitzy campaign kickoff featur-
ing University President Mary
Sue Coleman and campaign
chair Stephen Ross.

Organized by the Universi-
ty's Office of Development, the
festival and launch celebration
aimed to gather student and
donor support for the Victors for
Michigan fundraising campaign
- an ambitious $4 billion drive
slated to run until 2018.
With the inside of Hill Audi-
toriumbathed in blue light, cam-
paign organizers set the mood
on high as pop music blared
and crowds of yellow-shirted

students, alumni and guests
filled Hill's lower bowl and then
flowed up to the balcony.
In a carefully choreographed
lineup, discussion of the cam-
paign's top priorities - student
support, engaged learning and
bold ideas - were punctuated
by professionally produced vid-
eos and featured students.
For every campaign goal, one
of three University representa-
See DRIVE, Page SA

Under Coleman,
U' sees up tick in
study abroad

With increased focus
and funding, more
students study outside
of the United States
Daily Staff Reporter
Early Monday, the University
announced that it now ranks tenth in
* a national list of universities with the
most students studying abroad. The fig-
ure is significant in a way, as the Univer-
sity didn't even make the list between
2002 and 2005.
The 2012 to 2013 Institute of Inter-
national Education Open Doors survey
* showed that the University enrolled
2,060 students in study-abroad pro-
grams in 2011-2012, a 6 percent increase
over the previous period.
One of University President Mary Sue
Coleman's presidential initiatives during
her time at the helm has been an expan-
sion of study-abroad programs - some-
thing that wasn't a priority when she
began her tenure in 2002.
Between 2002 and 2005, fewer than
1,300 students enrolled in study-abroad
programs. The University earned a spot
on the list starting in 2006, and enroll-

ment has since fluctuated around 2,000
However, when it comes to assessing
the quality of study-abroad programs,
the raw number of enrolled students
doesn't tell the whole story. According
to JamesPaul Holloway, vice provost for
global and engaged education, the sur-
vey only reflects students doing study
abroad for credit.
"The data you don't see there is the
co-curricular that that survey has not
systematically collected." said Holloway.
"The message for us, I think, is that for
students it's not about credit. It's about
educational experiences abroad, wheth-
er they're for credit or not."
The results from the 2010 to 2011
school year placed the University's
enrollment of 1,964 squarely in the
middle of the pack of peer institutions,
between a high of 2,451 at the University
of California, Los Angeles and a low of
1,347 at the University of Iowa. The full
2012-2013 ranking list was not available
Those co-curricular, or non credit-
granting opportunities, attracted 400
University students in 2005. By 2010,
co-curricular enrollment had grown to
1,500 students. The most popular desti-
nation for credit-granting programs was
Spain, with 312 students, followed by
See ABROAD, Page 5A

Student veterans and other military personnel played in a basketball game at Crisler Center Sunday.
Army, Navy face off in annual game
Navy beats Army 31-22 sored by the University. The wheel- and competitive."
chair basketball game is also a part of In its fourth year, the Wheelchai


in eventful game at
Crisler Arena
Daily StaffReporter
About 500 people watched Sunday
as veterans of the United States Navy
and Army battled during a game of
wheelchair basketball to celebrate both
the service of military veterans as well
as the accomplishments of those with
physical disabilities.
The Army vs. Navy Wheelchair Bas-
ketball Game served as the last event
in the Investing in Ability Week spon-

the Veterans Week celebrations at the
University that will continue until Fri-
The Navy may have overpowered
with a 31-22 win over the Army, but
there was more to the afternoon than
just the scoreboard.
Gerald Hoff, the event's organizer
and an insurance representative at the
University of Michigan Health System,
said the event was held to celebrate all
veterans regardless of physical ability.
"There may be many celebrity-type
games, but when it comes to Army-
Navy, you can say it's on," Hoff said.
"When that ball drops, these guys and
ladies go at it and they are very serious

Basketball Game featured University
of Michigan and Eastern Michigan
University studentveterans, ROTC stu-
dents from both universities, veterans
from the Veteran Affairs Ann Arbor
Health System and the Washtenaw
County Sherriff's Department, as well
as one member from the U.S. Paralym-
pics team.
Paul Schulte, co-captain of the U.S.
Paralympics men's wheelchair basket-
ball team, was originally scheduled to
participate in the event but was unable
to play due to a recent injury. However,
he flew in from Tampa, Fla., to support
the veterans.
See GAME, Page SA


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