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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 5A
The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Thursday, April 3, 2014- 5A
Who, What, Where: The week in review
By Alicia Adamczyk, Weekend Roundup Editor
Spring fever (pitch)
President Barack Obama spoke at the Intramural Building W
It's been a long and eventful
week. It's difficult to keep
track of and remember ev-
Michigan Men's Basketball
team falls to Kentucky
that spotlights professors and stated that limits of $48,600
other instructors at the Uni- every two years by individu-
versity who are particularly als to all federal candidates
engaging and help students. violates the First Amendment.
University President Mary
ng that's happened, so the In a stunning last-minute
has rounded up some of upset, the Kentucky Wildcats
ost significant events that defeated Michigan 75-72 and
happened around campus will continue to the Final Four,
ound the world this week. where they will face Wisconsin.
This marks the first time
Around Campus that a team has advanced to
the Final Four with an all-
mavisits the University freshman starting lineup since
the third time during Michigan's Fab Five in 1992.
presidency ."There's games that end
right now where there's offi-
esident Barack Obama vis- ciating controversy or there's
he University of the third some crazy thing that happened
n four years Wednesday or your team just comes out
most visits of any sitting and lays an egg;' said Michi-
ent in history - to pro- gan coach John Beilein after the
hisproposalfor anincrease game. "That didn't happen. It
federal minimum wage was an exciting basketball game.
$7.25/hour to $10.10/hour. "I think everybody walked
out 1,400 University stu- areuad here and said 'Col-n
and Ann Arbor communi- lege basketball is a wonder-
mbers attended the speech fixl sport, and I loved watch-
. Tt ll ung these two teams play."'
Sue Coleman also spoke at
the event, and was recognized
by Hillel for her outstanding
leadership at the University.
Around the World
Supreme Court strikes
down cap on individual
The Supreme Court struck
down a cap on individual do-
nations to candidates in a two-
year election cycle Wednesday.
The ruling follows the prec-
edent set in the 2010 Citizens
United decision, which struck
down a cap on independent
campaign contributions from
corporations and unions.
The case, McCutcheon
v. Federal Election Commis-
sion, No. 12-536, was brought
by Shaun McCutcheon, a
businessman, and the Repub-
lican National Committee.
"There is no right in our
democracy more basic than
the right to participate in
electing our political leaders,"
wrote Chief Justice John Rob-
erts in the majority opinion.
Specifically, the ruling
Peace talks in Middle East fall
The most recent peace
talks brokered in the Middle
East are once again on the
verge of collapse as Palestin-
ian President Mahmoud Ab-
bas signed over a dozen inter-
national conventions Tuesday.
The 15 treaties and conven-
thority the benefits of statehood.
Secretary of State John Ker-
ry canceled a trip to the West
Bank Wednesday in response.
Shooting at Fort Hood mili-
tary base kills at least four,
A shooting at the Fort
Hood military base in Texas
left at least one dead and 14
injured Wednesday night, the
New York Times reported.
The military base is also
the site of a November 2009
shooting that killed 12 unarmed
soldiers and one civilian, and
wounded dozens of others.
The gunmen was one of
those killed, law enforce-
ment officials announced.
It's the most wonderful time of
the year. And no, I'm not quoting
April brings the comfort of
warm weather as well as the
excitement of Major League Base-
ball, and that's all that matters.
The winter has been a rough
er than the
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Columnist shorts and a
no longer are the days when you
worry about what is warm enough
to overcome the early morning
While summer is the hot-
test part of the year, spring gives
a certain satisfaction that you
don't find during the time off
from school: Think of spring as
the moment you emerge from a
cold and dark cave you've spent
the last three months in, whereas
summer is more of living a famil-
iar life - you're a lot happier ini-
tially getting out of that damn
There aren't leaves on the trees
and the wind hasn't exactly died
down, but spring is upon us ... I
think. As a new resident to Michi-
gan, I'm not exactly sure how long
the warm weather will be around.
Most people tell me the weather
here is bipolar, and it's believable
considering there's a chance of
snow showers on Monday.
For the most part, though,
the climate is at peace and soon
enough, the color green will fill
Ann Arbor (and I'm not speaking
strictly about Hash Bash).
More importantly, the warm
weather is a springboard for the
opening days of professional
baseball teams across the United
States. Baseball is the nation's
pastime and there's nothing bet-
ter than sitting at a ballpark with
a bag of peanuts or sunflower
seeds (I only mention these
because they're standard ballpark
fare, but both would actually kill
me because I'm deathly allergic).
Monday, the Detroit Tigers
defeated the Kansas City Royals
4-3 on Opening Day at Comerica
Park. But my eyes are on New
York and Chicago.
Yes, I love the Yankees and
the Cubs. My parents were born
in upstate New York and my dad
would've actually donnedthe pin-
stripes if a baseball player's career
was more profitable in the '70s, so
it was the only choice for them to
raise me and my siblings as fans.
As for Chicago, I was raised in the
suburbs and avoided making the
mistake of being a White Sox fan.
I'll admit that the Cubs haven't
been too hot in recent years, or
really the last 106 years. The last
time they won a World Series was
1908 and it looks like The Curse of
the Billy Goat is still going strong.
As for New York, the Yankees
are no longer the highest-bud-
geted team in the MLB (thank
you, Dodgers), so no one can give
me crap for that anymore. They
haven't won a World Series since
2009, but I'm confident this is the
year things will turn around. For
the haters, mainly Red Sox fans,
count the rings (all 27to be clear).
Sports rivalries aside, opening
day for baseball is something to
be admired and brings together
fans who lost their way when
their team didn't make the play-
offs. Baseball also gives us a new
form of sports entertainment
with March Madness ending (no,
I swear those aren't tears...) and
the NBA and NHL drawing to a
close in May.
While the familiarity of base-
ball overtakes you, don't look past
the sun that is washing out the
bleak, gray colors of winter and
take a few moments to get outside
and do something you've missed,
because eventually, winter will
once again knock on our doorstep.
at te eintramurai Nports Build-
ing, where the President struck
a particularly partisan tone, say-
ing while the many Republican
constituents support an increase
in the minimum wage, Congres-
sional Republicans would pre-
fer not to vote on thedmatter.
He appealed to students in
particular, saying a minimum
wage increase would help stu-
dents better afford college.
History Prof. Victor Lieber-
man gives Golden Apple
History Prof. Victor Lieber-
man, who has taught at the
University since 1984, gave his
"last lecture" Wednesday as
part of the Golden Apple, an
annual award granted by the
University's chapter of Hillel
TEDxUofM Salon: Cam-
pus of the Future
Baseball vs. Minnesota
Softball vs. OSU
NOW 10: That's What I
She's The First Second
East Hall Atrium North
Women's Tennis vs.
Varsity Tennis Center
Football Spring Game
Baseball vs. Minnesota
Softball vs. OSU
That Brown Show 2014
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530 South State Street
A University student works on her FestiFools project earlier in the year
The end of the semester is
almost in sight (only two more
weeks), hang in there! If finals
crunch has already started for
you or this is the last week you
have before all the craziness
starts, consider checking out
some of the following events
happening around campus this
week - either as a study break
or as a way to enjoy your remain-
ing free time.
Friday, April 4
The fourth annual Fool-
Moon is the kickoff event for
FestiFools, a foolishly fun two-
day event meant to celebrate art.
FoolMoon also serves as a fund-
raiser for FestiFools, an annual
papier-mache puppet parade.
Sponsors such as the Grizzly
Peak Brewing Company and
Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewrey are
involved in this event. Grizzly
Peak will host the FoolBrew tent
at 5:30 pm.
Attendees are encouraged
to create their own luminaries
for a "stroll to W. Washington
Street," which begins at 8:15
p.m. at three starting places:
The Farmers' Market in Kerry-
town, in front of the University
of Michigan Museum of Art and
at Slauson Middle School. There
will be live music and a series of
Saturday, April 5
Help support the C.S. Mott
Children's and Von Voightlander
Women's Hospital by attending
the annual Mott Spring Game
presented by PNC Bank this Sat-
urday at the Big House.
Last year, $60,000 was
raised for Mott. Since 2010, the
game has raised nearly $1 mil-
lion for the hospital.
The scrimmage will begin
at 2 p.m. The event is free to
the public, but donations can
be made online or at the door. If
you can't make it to the game, no
need to worry because you can
watch it on the Big Ten Network.
Sunday, April 6
The Ann Arbor Film Fes-
tival may be over but there's a
new festival in town! Head to
the Michigan Theater this Sun-
day night at 7 to watch the 38th
annual Banff Mountain Film
Festival World Tour.
The lineup features many
adrenaline-raising films relat-
ed to mountain climbing in
extraordinary places around the
world. The films from the festi-
val are shown in approximately
400 communities across the
globe such as London and Alber-
ta, Canada. Tickets can be pur-
chased online through outdoor
Adventures or at the door.
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