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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, March 24, 2014


sit-in sees

After eleven years, Donna Rafferty and Jules Cobb are married at Washtenaw County Court Saturday.
Same-sex couples join in
marriage before court stay

Officials issue
marriage licenses
ahead of circuit
court's injunction
Daily News Editor
By 11 a.m. Saturday morn-
ing, Chelsea residents Marcia
Wilson and Kim Richer were
deemed wife and wife. Dressed

in a simple hoodies-and-jeans
ensemble, clutching red roses,
they were officiated in a room
in the lower floor of the Washt-
enaw County Clerk's Office
among other beaming same-sex
couples, children in their Sun-
day best offering stickers and
cookies and families snapping
iPhone picture.
Same-sex couples waited
hours to marry in Washtenaw
County and three other counties
around Michigan, taking part in
an act that had been prohibited

until the same-sex marriage ban
was lifted on Friday.
However, the Wilson-Ritcher
wedding and more than 100 oth-
ers statewide may be at risk as a
result of the stay of proceedings
issued late Saturday by the U.S.
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in
Cincinnati. A stay is a legal action
that suspends a particular pro-
ceeding within a case - same-
sex marriage in this situation.
Michigan Attorney General
Bill Schuette (R) requested an
emergency stay shortly after the

decision was announced Friday
at 5 p.m. Schuette defended the
state's 2004 ban on same-sex
marriage and requested the stay
for the case shortly after the
decision was announced Friday.
The Court of Appeals issued the
stay later Saturday.
The stay will halt ceremonies
until Wednesday. At that point
there will be a hearing concern-
ing Schuette's request.
Schuette defended the state in
DeBoer v. Snyder, filed in Janu-

CSG resolution
supporters speak
to administrators,
student leaders
Daily News Editor and
Daily Staff Reporrers
It was a busy weekend for mem-
bers of Students Allied for Freedom
and Equalityand allthosesittingin
inthe Central Student Government
chambers, as both administrators
and CSG representatives met with
the group to discuss plans to move
SAFE's efforts over the past
three days culminated with astate-
ment Sunday from Business senior
Michael Proppe, CSG president,
who laid out his response to each
of the five "calls for accountability"
from the sit-in, including an apol-

ogy fromProppe personally.
The sit-in in the CSG cham-
bers in the Michigan Union began
Wednesday night in response to
CSG's indefinite postponement on
a vote to divest from companies
thathave supported allegedhuman
rights violations against Palestin-
ians. While the larger goal of the
movement is to use CSG's influence
to call on the University to divest
from these companies, the sit-in is
auresponse to CSG's indefinite post-
ponement of avote onthe proposal.
Proppe, Public Policy junior
Bobby Dishell, CSG vice president,
and LSA sophomore Meagan Sho-
kar, CSG speaker of the assembly,
met with the participants of the sit-
in Sunday afternoon to give a state-
ment from Proppe and discuss the
current on-campus situation.In the
statement, Proppe responded to all
five of the calls for accountability
made, reiterating his plan from last
week to motion for Assembly Reso-
lution 3-050 to be reconsidered.
In the statement, Proppe said he
See DIVEST, Page 3A

MUSIC Matters
will host 2 Chainz
at SpringFest

Proceeds from
events will go
toward scholarship,
leadership camp
Daily StaffReporter
After months of negotiations
and contract edits, MUSIC
Matters has finally chained
down the headlining artist for
its year-end concert. This guy
is different - yeah, he's differ-
ent. And he's ready to perform.
2 Chainz will grace the Hill
Auditorium stage April 10 to
close MUSIC Matters' capstone
event, SpringFest.
Engineering senior Shan-
kara Bharadwaj, the chair of
MUSIC Matters' Talent and
Concert Committee, said he
thinks 2 Chainz is at the peak
of his career, which makes him
a hot acquisition as a musical
"Three Grammy nomina-
tions, invited to all the major
summer festivals ... there's a

reason why we worked so hard
to get him here," Bharadwaj
said. "He brings a lot of energy;
the Michigan student body is
known to have a lot of energy.
So it should be a marriage,
Business senior Phil Scherm-
er, MUSIC Matters President,
said hiring 2 Chainz is the
icing on the cake that has been
expanding this year's Spring-
Fest into an all-encompassing
showcase of student achieve-
This year, the organization
is rethinking SpringFest to
resemble South by Southwest,
the 10-day spring festival in
Austin that is a hub for music,
film and technology.
"What we're doing in the
afternoon at SpringFest is
going to be so big," he said. "It's
not going to be like anything
anyone has seen on campus
The revamped event will
stretch from the Diag to North
University Avenue. Its tentative
layout will include a central
"globe," an open area and stage
See 2CHAINZ, Page 3A

Medical Student Stephani Burdick, who is graduating this year, and her son Walter place a pin on the map at Match
Day at the NCRC Friday.
Medical students annoumce
residencies at Match Day-.

House to
open new
A2 location
Popular burger
joint makes a move
from Birmingham
Daily StaffReporter
A Birmingham, Mich. burger
spot that has caused food critics
coast to coast to salivate is com-
ing to Ann Arbor this spring.
After more than 60 years of
serving classic diner food in Bir-
mingham, Hunter House Ham-
burgers is set to open its second
location near Central Campus.
Hunter House serves up sliders,
chili fries, cheese fries, hot dogs,
grilled.cheese, breakfast platters
and milkshakes.
Its trademark is its style of
burger: steamed buns and ham-
burger patties with chopped
onions smashed into the meat. In
Birmingham, sliders and small
fries are $1.99 each and a choco-
late shake is $3.
The new location at 609 E.
William St. is about twice the
See BURGER, Page 3A

Doctors-to-be reveal
their placements
across the country
Daily StaffReporter
Anxiety was palpable in the
Building 18 ballroom of the
North Campus Research Com-
plex Friday at noon. After years
of studying, 161 future doc-
tors would soon receive their
residency assignments--the

culmination of their medical
Match Day, the annual day on
which every medical student in
the country learns where he or
she is placed for residency took
place Friday. At noon, Medi-
cal School seniors opened their
envelopes and went on stage to
declare where they would go.
Throughout their senior
year, Medical School students
interview at hospitals around
the country. The students rank
their preferences of hospitals
and the hospital chooses which

students it wants to accept as
residents. The preferences of
each side go into a computer
program, which attempts to
create ideal matches. At the end
of the process students receive
an envelope, unaware of which
residency acceptance it will
The room was packed with
long tables of food, maize and
blue balloons, hundreds of
glasses of sparkling water and
the friends and families of the
future residents. Many students

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