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Yale develops Shanghai school

Yale University announced
an official collaboration with
Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
a leading research institution,
The Yale Daily News reported
Monday.
Yale President Peter Salovey
and SJTU President Zhang Jie
signed the agreement last week
in Shanghai.
The new research center,
which will be located in
Shanghai, will specialize in
biostatistics.
"An ultimate goal is to identify
and facilitate research collabo-
rations not just with biostatisti-
cians at Yale, but colleagues at
Yale School of Medicine inter-
ested in clinical issues that

are a priority at SJTU, such as
lung cancer and diabetes," Paul
Cleary, the dean of Yale's School
of Public Health, said Monday.
So far, more than six
professors have planned to
relocate to conduct research at
the facility and collaborate with
SJTU faculty and students.
Cleary and Zhi-Jie Zheng,
the SJTU dean of public health,
began discussing plans for the
collaborative research institution
in 2012.
James Franco films scene on
Princeton Campus
Actor James Franco appeared
on Princeton University's campus

as filming commenced for "The
Sound and the Fury," The Daily
Princetonian reported Monday.
Washington Road, a
thoroughfare close to campus,
was shut down for filming.
Franco will act in and direct
the movie - a period drama set
in the early 20th century and
based on William Faulkner's
novel of the same name.
Kurt Enger, the film's
production supervisor, said
the campus location was ideal
because it so closely resembled
the setting of the film -
Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Att Arbor resident Atte IRemley hoods out
Palestinian lats while students wait in linebefore
the CSG meeting in the Michigan Union Tuesday.

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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Extended stay
BY HILLARY CRAWFORD
The Sixth Circuit Court
of Appeals ruled in favor
of extending the stay on
U.S. District Judge Bernard
Friedman's Friday decision
to strike down Michigan'sban
on same-sex marriage. The
court listed a parallel Supreme
Court ruling that occurred in
Utah last January.
Game canceled
BY JAKE LOURIM
The Michigan softball
team's game on Tuesday
was canceled. However, the
Wolverines are still slated
to play another conference
series this weekend. Much
like during last weekend
against Indiana, Michigan
will look to its bench for an
offensive punch in the next
game.

Library
Local startups discussion
BYANASTASSIOS
ADAMnOn ITSn

Scandal in
Suburbia

The Zell Lurie Commer-
cialization Fund, which was
founded in 2005, funded a
multitude of startups in the
past year. Companies in the
early stages of launching
their business typically seek
amounts between $100,000
and $600,000.
Driver sentenced
BY SAM GRINGLAS
The Washtenaw County
Trial Court sentenced Nicole
Davis, who hit and killed
a University student while
driving in August, to up
to 15 years in prison. The
incident sparked new debate
regarding the wording in
city ordinances regarding
crosswalks, which some said
confused motorists.

WHAT: Join the University WHAT: Join Lauren Gut-
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Task Force for a panel dis- sor of women's studies, for a
cussion featuring the Living lecture on lesbian wives and
Arts Learning Community. postwar America.
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ate Library WHERE: 2239 Lane Hall
Med school Greek Week
interview prep blood drive

The four people who
jumped from the top
of One World Trade
Center in September have
been charged with burglary,
reckless endangerment and
jumping from a structure,
CNN reported. They did have
parachutes, however.
2 This week, The
Statement staff
explores the recent
campustensions and debates
surrounding the Israeli-
Palestinian conflict on
campus.
FOR MORE, SEE THE STATEMENT
The JAMA Internal
Medicine medical jour-
nal released a report that
suggests e-cigarettes are not
likely to influence users to quit
smoking, Reuters reported.
The study involved 88 partici-
pants located at the University
of California, San Francisco.

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Student-driven book series
to inspire entrepreneurship

Children's literature
aims to present
achievable goals
By HILLARY CRAWFORD
Daily StaffReporter
While the University has
launched a host of initiatives
designed to encourage student
innovators, a new children's
book series titled "Visionary
Kids" is aiming to spread the
entrepreneurial bug beyond
campus and to a younger
cohort.
Four months ago, two Uni-
versity students interested in
entrepreneurship and educa-
tion began writing their first
book in a series designed to
present the stories of famous

entrepreneurs in a kid-friendly
format. After its completion,
the two are now looking to pub-
lish more in their series.
Both of the authors pulled
from their studies to conceive
the idea for the book project.
LSA senior Sara Abraham is
planning to pursue a degree
in education and Reda Jaber
is pursuing an M.D., MBA and
MSCR combined degree, with
a focus in entrepreneurship at
the Ross School of Business.
The two teamed up with
illustrator Joaquin Arias to
complete the visual aspects of
the story.
"The Ross B-school heavily
influenced Reda in terms of
entrepreneurship, and with
regards to myself, I am pursuing
education and was really drawn
to the educational aspect of the

book," Abraham said. "With
that combined, I would say the
University of Michigan really
catalyzed this whole project in
regards to support and ideas."
Though small children are
often inventive and curious,
Abraham and Jaber said
children are rarely exposed
to the real-life success stories
that could instill the drive to
pursue creative ideas from a
young age. Jaber mentioned
that after strolling through
the children's book section
in several book stores, he and
Abraham were disappointed in
the way modern-day children's
stories are framed.
"A lot of them are fantasy,
fairytales; none of them were
real-life success stories,"
Jaber said. "Especially with
the growing emphasis on
entrepreneurship around
not just the University of
Michigan, but throughout
the country, we wanted to
get kids more interested
in entrepreneurship from
the get-go when they're
younger."
Jabersaidwiththecurrent
pressure on young people to
pursue degrees in STEM
fields such as medicine and
engineering, parents and
educational materials don't
place enough emphasis on
entrepreneurship.
"Before this program,
I really wasn't exposed
to entrepreneurship very
much," Jaber added. "But
entrepreneurship was this
really fun topic - it brings
out the kid in you."
The first book in the
series tells the story of Apple

co-founder Steve Jobs. The
book tackles the struggles he
faced, such as growing up as an
adopted child and later drop-
ping out of school. Though the
stories address delicate topics,
the authors portrayed each as
a struggle eventually overcome
with perseverance.
"The main theme stretch-
ing through all of them is that
they're working really hard,"
Abraham said.
Funded through an online
Kickstarter campaign running
through March 27, the pair's
$2,500 fundraising goal has
already been surpassed by
more than $300. The authors
included their backers in the
creative process by asking for
suggestions as to who the next
"visionary kid" should be.
For the next book, Jaber
and Abraham said they would
like to focus on local entrepre-
neurs, such as Dan Gilbert, the
founder of Rock Ventures and
Quicken Loans, who has most
recently spearheaded efforts to
redevelop Detroit's downtown.
The authors said they expect
the first book to be published
by June through CreateSpace, a
self-publishing company affili-
ated with Amazon. In its early
stages, the book will be sold
exclusively online, but the team
hopes to spread their work to
local Ann Arbor bookstores
and eventually larger national
chains.
E-books will be sold on Ama-
zon.com for $10 and paperbacks
for $12. Additionally, Vision-
ary Kids' official website will
accept preorders in the coming
weeks.

ELECTIONS
From Page 1A
tions were a mix of warnings and
demerits. According to the depo-
sitions, candidates who were able
to present evidence of "extenuat-
ing circumstances" were issued a
warning, while those whom the
UEC ruled did not sufficiently
justify their absence were issued
one demerit each. In total, 24
candidates were issued demerits
and 10 were issued warnings.
Another example of a minor
infraction is the posting of cam-
paign materials in prohibited
areas. The only places where
campaign materials may be
posted in University buildings
are in designated spaces within
those University buildings and
residence halls. One of the pro-
hibited areas includes the CSG
chambers themselves. No infrac-
tions on prohibited posting have
been issued thus far.
Major infractions earn three
to four demerits and include
offenses such as influencing stu-
dents while voting and violat-
ing rules governing campaign
finances. Egregious infrac-
tions call for a minimum of four
demerits with at least 12 per-
cent of votes deducted These
violations include voting fraud,
bribing voters and preventing
students from voting.
Campaign spending is also
limited, according to the code.
Individual legislative candi-
dates may only contribute up to
$50 toward his or her campaign.
Presidential tickets may only
spend up to $1,000. Addition-
ally, parties are only allowed to
spend up to $1,000 per presiden-
tial ticket and $50 per individual
legislative candidate.
Individual voters are permit-
ted to donate up to $25 per leg-
islative candidate and $100 per
presidential ticket, with no more
than a combined total donation
of $150. Any donations accepted
from sources other than individ-

ual candidates, parties or eligible
voters are prohibited.
The revised code also increas-
es the authority of the UEC with
regard to the official campaign
period. Under the previous code,
there was no restriction to cam-
paigning before the official start
of the campaign period at the
conclusion of the mandatory
candidates' meeting. Now any
possible violations duringunoffi-
cial campaigning can be ruled on
by UEC in a hearing to take place
during the official period.
Nitta said the change was
made as a precaution for a theo-
retical violation and no such
problems regarding unofficial
campaigninghave occurred.
He added that he is working
to increase communication with
executive candidates and party
chairs in order to prevent pos-
sible infractions.
"I think opening wider com-
munication and informal conver-
sation will be a way to stave off,
hopefully, from litigation that
might be controversial," Nitta
said.
Nitta said he has received
multiple e-mails from candidates
regarding specific rules of cam-
paigning outlined in the code.
"It's really positive," he said.
"It shows that people are trying
to stay within the confines of the
rules, and I think that's great."
However, other student gov-
ernment bodies have recently
faced election controversies.
The Central Student Judiciary
recently invalidated the Decem-
ber 2013 elections for the Uni-
versity of Michigan Engineering
Council, ordering that those
elected executive officers be
removed from their positions.
Candidates from two of the
parties running in the March
26-27 CSG elections, Make
Michigan and FORUM, said they
are avoiding such controversies.
Both campaigns emphasize a
shift away from political agen-
das.

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