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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, November 21,2013

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The Black Student Union blacked out the Posting Wall in Mason Hall Wednesday in an effort to give students a place to express their expereinces as part of the
Being Black at the University of Michigan Campaign, which gained national attention as the hashtag #BBUM trended on Twitter Tuesday.
GREEK LIFE
The ifaces public hearin
Frat charged with hearing against members of the the plaintiffs in the case, which the Facebook event went viral.
University's chapter of Theta Xi was heard by the Greek Activi- The event was later cancelled.
Violating student org fraternity for a Facebook event ties Review Panel - the judicial Theta Xi's national headquarters
posted by a brother that drew body for the Panhellenic Associa- also launched its own investiga-
code of conduct for sharp criticism from the Univer- tion, the Interfraternity Council, tion into the incident.
sity community for its insensitive the National Pan-Hellenic Coun- The review panel is comprised
racist party content. cil and the Multicultural Greek of five members of the Greek
A case brought on by three Council. community. It has three busi-
By ALICIA ADAMZYCK university students alleges that The Facebook event was for ness days to privately consider
DailyNewsEditor the fraternity violated sections a party that promised twerking and issue any sanctions against
of the Standards of Conduct for contests and used terms such as the fraternity or individual mem-
There was standing room Recognized Student Organiza- "ratchet pussy" and "bad bitch- bers, which could range from
only in the Anderson Room of tions. es" to describe intended party- educational programs to fines.
the Michigan Union Wednes- Music, Theatre & Dance senior goers. Dean of Students Laura LSA senior Eric Quang, presi-
day night as more than 100 peo- Erica Nagy and LSA seniors Erin Blake Jones filed an official com- dent of Theta Xi, and LSA junior
ple gathered to watch a formal Fischer and Brian Thomas were plaint with the fraternity after See HEARING, Page 5A

ADMINISTRATION
Professors
rally over
'U' shared
services

Dept. chairs and
faculty join to
oppose planned
centralization
By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily StaffReporter
With the University's
Shared Services Center sched-
uled to open next year, Univer-
sity officials have scrambled to
quell the fears of faculty and
staff amid a growing chorus of
complaints.
Since the beginning of
November, at least seven Uni-
versity departments have sub-
mitted letters to University
President Mary Sue Coleman
or Provost Martha Pollack
criticizing the University's
implementation and commu-
nication of the shared services
initiative.
The consolidation of servic-
es is a part of the Administra-
tive Service Transformation
Project, a cost-saving measure
that will transfer 275 depart-
mental human-resource and

finance staff to a centralized
location where the support
staff can be shared across
departments. Earlier this year,
the University hired Accenture
LLP, a major consulting fim,
to plot out how to implement
shared services, The Accen-
ture contract is valued at $11.7
million.
The initiative wss initially
expected to save $17 million
per year, but that estimate
has been reduced to savings
between $5 and $6 million.
On Wednesday, University
spokesman Rick Fitzgerald
said the reduction in estimat-
ed cost savings came about
because administrators decid-
ed to decrease the extent of the
changes to services.
However, University faculty
members have voiced concern
focusingon the project's trans-
parency and equity, as well as
its consequences for the intel-
lectual environment of depart-
ments and academic units.
Some University employees
interviewed about shared ser-
vices agreed only to speak
anonymously due to the sensi-
See SERVICES, Page 5A

HOSPITAL
Cancer Center
. director to step
down from post

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ax Wicha, noted and research was significant
highlight of his career. He led
earcher, oversaw the effort to expand the Cancer
Center's reach even further with
nter's formation the 2010 acquisition of the North
Campus Research Complex from
and growth Pfizer.
During Wicha's time, the
y AMABEL KAROUB center also developed new tech-
Daily StaffReporter niques for treating cancers, and
created one of the first breast
er establishing the Uni- cancer centers in the country
y's Comprehensive Cancer that brings together physicians
r in a temporary trailer and nurses from different spe-
d the Simpson Memorial cialties.
ute 27 years ago, Cancer Every five years, the NCI must
r Director Max Wicha has renew the grant for the Cancer
d to step down from his Center to continue its work. As
the grant was recently renewed
ler Wicha's leadership, the for the sixth time under Wicha's
r Center has become one of leadership, he said he feels that
ading cancer treatment and it is the ideal time to hand the
ch centers in the country, baton over to his successor.
ng fourth in grants award- Over the next year, the Univer-
om the National Cancer sity of Michigan Health System
ute and first for a universi- will conduct a national search for
ed cancer center. Wicha's successor.
king back on his time as Wicha said a good replace-
or, Wicha said building ment would have avision in mind
e-of-the-art facility that for how to take the center for-
house both clinical work See DIRECTOR, Page SA

LSA sophomore Danielle Purtell speaks at a candlelight vigil for the millions of victims of Typhoon Ha"yan in the
Philippines on the Diag Wednesday. Purtell discussed her personal connection to the afflicted nation and how the
typhoon affected her family.
Students organize vigil
for Typhoon Haiayan relief

BUSINESS
Charitable
business
opens on
South U
Merit aims to help
underserved high-
school students get
into college
By HILLARY CRAWFORD
Daily StaffReporter
Even though the streets out-
side of the new Merit storefront
were cold, the crowd of Ann
Arbor residents and students
from Detroit and the University
created a buzz of excitement on
South University Avenue.
Merit, which seeks to raise
awareness about education
issues through the commercial-
ization of its clothing brand,
was founded by University alum
David Merritt.
Merit Goodness, Inc. is made
primarily of two components,
FATE mentorship and the Merit
clothing line.
FATE, which is based at the
University, pairs University stu-
See MERIT, Page 2A

Over 10,000
dead, 4 million
displaced by storm
By NEALA BERKOWSKI
For the Daity
To honor of the victims of
the catastrophic devastation
caused by Typhoon Haiyan,

more than 60 students gath-
ered on the Diag Wednes-
day evening for a candlelight
vigil.
The storm ripped across
the nation on Nov. 8, and
entire villages were swept
away, over 10,000 people
have been reported dead and
an estimated four million
people have been displaced,
according to The Wall Street

Journal.
Organized by the Filipino
American Student Associa-
tion and the Michigan Envi-
ronmental Group Alliance, the
vigil opened with the singing
of the Philippine National
Anthem and continued with
students sharing personal sto-
ries of friends and family who
are living in the Philippines
See VIGIL, Page 5A

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