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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


in res halls
cause stir
on campus
SAFE distributes Quad, Mary Markley, Helen
Newberry and Betsy Barbour res-
flyers to draw idence halls in the early hours of
the morning, as well as in Mason
attention to Hall during the day.
SAFE's Boycott, Divestment
and Sanctions committee con-
ceptualized the notices. Mem-
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK bers of SAFE said they sought to
Daily News Editor highlight the "illegal eviction"
. of Palestinians and subsequent
Students in six residence halls demolition of their homes. They
across campus woke up to evic- said action is particularly crucial
tion notices Tuesday morning. because the evictions are part of
The notices, which were satir- larger, systematic discrimina-
cal, were distributed by Students tory acts against Palestinians
Allied for Freedom and Equal- that should be condemned by the
ity - a student organization that United States, as well as theUni-
promotes human rights, social versity.
justice, self-determination and Students at the University
liberty for the Palestinian people have petitioned administrators
- and other student activists to to divest from Israel for many
raise awareness and demand that years. The University's Board of
the University divest from com- Regents has voted against divest-
panies that support Israel and ment from Israel several times,
subsequently its eviction of Pales- including in 2000 and 2006.
tinians from East Jerusalem. LSA senior Zeinab Khalil, a
* Some of the companies include member of the BDS commit-
Caterpillar, Inc, Northrup Grum- tee and a Daily columnist, said
man, Corp. and Hewlett-Packard. SAFE wanted to draw attention
The group passed out fliers in to the events in Israel because the
North Quad, West Quad, East See EVICTIONS, Page 3A

LSA senior Louis Mirante, co-founder of Building a Better Michigan, a student organization dedicated to improving the student unions and recreational sports
facilities, speaks at the group's first town-hall forum in Mason Hall Tuesday..
Org s renovation goals

Student group hosts
town hall to start
conversation on
campus upgrades
Daily StaffReporter
At Building a Better Michi-
gan's first town-hall meeting
Tuesday, students gathered
to learn about and discuss the
organization's goals and initia-
tives, for upcoming construction
projects at the University.
Building a Better Michigan

was founded nearly three years
ago to provide a stronger stu-
dent voice in the University's
regular construction and reno-
vation projects
At the town hall Tuesday,
students had the opportunity to
learn about the group's mission,
engage in dialogue with mem-
bers and express suggestions
for the upcoming renovation of
various buildings on campus.
In April 2013, the group's
grassroots campaign to initiate
a series of renovation projects
succeeded, with the Board of
Regents voting to implement
a $65 student fee each term to
fund improvements beginning

with the class of 2018. A poll was
conducted among the student
body, finding that 67 percent
of students supported the fee
proposed. The total cost of the
projects is estimated to be $173
The renovations are orga-
nized into three phases, with
the first two focused on identi-
fying the buildings most in need
of renovation and requiring spe-
cial attention to their unique
architectural and symbolic heri-
tage. Phase three will consist
of changes to exclusively North
Campus buildings.
Sites affected by the initiative
will include the Central Cam-

pus Recreation Building, North
Campus Recreation Building,
Intramural Sports Building,
Mitchell Field, the Michigan
Union and Pierpont Commons.
Phases two and three are still in
the process of being planned and
will not begin until 2021.
However, some projects will
be completed as early as the Fall
2014 semester. Pierpont Com-
mons Caf6 is currently at the end
of the schematic design phase,
with plans for extended oper-'
ating hours, an expanded salad
bar, visiting vendors during the
summer time, hearth pizza and
homegrown foods and a "Fire

New network
offers Wi-Fi
for the masses


Eduroam allows
for global access on
member campuses
Daily StaffReporter
Sandwiched between MWire-
less and MGuest on the Univer-
sity's Wi-Fi dropdown menu,
eduroam is the new kid in town.
Though the network appeared
on the wireless scene not too long
after students and faculty adjust-
ed to the phase-out of UM Wire-
less Network, University officials
are characterizing eduroam as
more than a simple network
addition or reconfiguration.
Unlike MWireless, eduroam
is a global program that allows
members of subscribing institu-
tions to access the highest avail-
able Internet speed at any other
4 member institution in the world.
With eduroam, a University
professor attending a conference
at Stanford University - an edu-
roam member institution - can
have their unigname authen-
ticated and access the highest

speed connection available to the
Stanford community.
While the University has been
participating in this program for
a few years, faculty from other
eduroam institutions and the
University's faculty and staff will
have access to eduroam in Ann
Arbor for the first time.
Andy Palms, executive direc-
tor of communication systems
and data centers for the Univer-
sity's Information and Tech-
nology Services, said eduroam
makes it easier for faculty and
students visiting other universi-
ties to achieve the best available
"Eduroam facilitates collabo-
ration by giving people instant
best access," Palms said.
Eduroam has been employed
in 67 countries so far, accord-
ing to Brook Schofield, a proj-
ect development officer for
Amsterdam-based TERENA, the
Trans-European Research and
Education Network. TERENA
is an association of research and
education institutions that devel-
oped the idea for eduroam.
Schofield said eduroam is con-
See EDUROAM, Page 3A

Graduate students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance perform a song from "The Rake's Progress" at the
McIntosh Theatre Tuesday.
Ross junior headsDa ily's
class of editors for 21

CSG moves
for increased
oversight on
student bill
of rights
Resolution requires
that student leaders
approve all proposed
changes to statement
Daily StaffReporter
The Central Student Govern-
ment has proposed a resolution
to make amendments to the
University Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities more
accessible to the student body.
The resolution mandates
that CSG approve all proposed
amendments to the Code of Con-
duct, which CSG does not have
exclusive control over in the cur-
rent system. If it passes the CSG
assembly during Winter 2014,
a signed copy of the resolution
will be sent to E. Royster Harper,
vice president of student life, and
other University administrators
for approval.
See CSG, Page 3A

Editors hope to
improve diversity,
spur collaboration
Daily StaffReporter
The Michigan Daily has
wrapped up a three-week long
process of selecting new man-
aging editors and an editor-

in-chief for the upcoming two
Two of the positions, edi-
tor in chief and co-editorial
page editors, were elected at
large by the staff of the Daily
on Nov. 15. All other sections
of the paper - news, arts,
copy, sports, photo and design
- elected their respective edi-
tors internally and the outgo-
ing class of managing editors
appointed the managing editor

and magazine editor.
After facing multiple hours
of questioning by Daily staff,
Business junior Peter Shahin
was elected editor-in-chief for
the 2014 calendar year. Sha-
hin, previously a senior news
editor, said one of his priorities
will be increasing the accessi-
bilityof Daily content.
"It's not so much moving
away from print journalism,"
See EDITORS; Page 3A


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