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Friday, March 21, 2014

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SPORTS

Research
interimVP
presents
first report

PAUL SHERMAN/Daly
Fifth-year senior Jordan Morgan celebrates Michigan's win over Wofford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday in Milwaukee.
M bMbeats Wofford, moves
to th ir round Texas

Hu discusses new
ways to promote
studies at Thursday
regents meeting
By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily News Editor
After a fiscal year marked
by record-breaking University
research expenditures and cuts
in federal research funding, S.
Jack Hu, interim vice president
for research, called for continu-
ing innovation in the ways in
which the University funds its
research at the meeting of the
University's Board of Regents
Thursday.
Though statistics for the Uni-
versity's 2013 fiscal year budget
were released in September, Hu
made his first in-depth regents
meeting presentation Thurs-
day, in which he emphasized the
importance of collaborating with
foundations and industries to
offset the impact of federal fund-
ing declines.
Amid an uncertain climate
for federal research funding, the
University reported a 4.3-per-
cent increase in research expen-
ditures, reaching $1.3 billion in

the 2013 fiscal year.
"We achieved this milestone
in the climate of declining fed-
eral support," Hu said. "But the
increase in our research expen-
diture is a true measure of the
excellence of our faculty."
Hu said faculty members
have continued to apply aggres-
sively to grants despite projected
declines from top funders such as
the National Institutes of Health.
According to the University's
report, NIH funding - which
accounted for 40.8 percent of fed-
eral funding last year - declined
by 1.8 percent in the previous fis-
cal year. The federal government
sponsored 61.5 percent of Uni-
versity research last year.
After Hu's report, University
President Mary Sue Coleman,
who has a background in bio-
chemistry, asked him whether
federal agencies maintained
the number of grant awards by
decreasing the amount of fund-
ing provided for each grant as a
result of the federal sequestra-
tion.
Hu told Coleman this narra-
tive is quite common. Agencies
often offer researchers grants on
the condition that the researcher
reduce their budget by a certain
percentage.
See RESEARCH, Page 3

Wolverines shake
sluggish start, pull
away late in tourney
opener
By DANIEL FELDMAN
Daily Sports Writer
MILWAUKEE - In its return
to the NCAA Tournament, the
Michigan men's basketball didn't

face quite the excitement of its
last time inthe postseason.
Which, in March, is a bit of
surprise.
The second-seeded Wolver-
ines grabbed a 14-point halftime
lead and ultimately a 57-40 win
- its lowest-scoring game of the
season - in the second round
of the NCAA Tournament over
No. 15-seed Wofford to advance
Round of 32 in the Midwest
Regional.
Playing in a Bradley Center

that was half-filled at tipoff, both
the Terriers and No. 7 Michi-
gan began their postseasons
sluggishly. But regardless of the
lethargic pace in the first stanza
and beginning of the second, the
Wolverines' inside presence was
too much to overcome.
After falling to an 18-point
deficit with nearly three minutes
of scoreless play to begin the sec-
ond half, Wofford (11-5 Southern,
20-13 overall) began its comeback
attempt, going on an 8-0 run.

Though the run wasn't flashy or
quick in time, the lead was cut
to 10 in a game in which Michi-
gan never could seem to truly get
going.
That run was finally snapped
following a multiple-shot pos-
session by the Wolverines (15-3
Big Ten, 26-8) that ended with a
dunk by redshirt junior forward
Jon Horford. But Michigan's cold
shooting from the field persisted
after they shot 64 percent in the
See BASKETBALL, Page 3

CRIME
Lewan facing
charges related
to Dec. assault

Offensive lineman
will be arraigned
in April on three
separate counts
By LIZ VUKELICH
Daily Sports Writer
Taylor Lewan, the former
left tackle for the Michi-
gan football team, will be
arraigned next month and
charged with three misde-
meanors according to court
records obtained by The Mich-
igan Daily.
The Ann Arbor News first
reported the charges.
Lewan will be charged with
two counts of assault and bat-
tery and one count of aggra-
vated assault when he appears
in court on April 8.
The charges refer to a Dec.
1 incident in which two Ohio
State football fans reported
being assaulted by Lewan out-
side The Brown Jug Restau-
rant after the Michigan-Ohio
State football game to day
before.
Lewan denied any involve-
ment in the altercation in
December, saying he was sim-
ply trying to stop the fight.
"I wasn't in any fight," he
told reporters before Michi-

gan's appearance in the Buf-
falo Wild Wings Bowl. "I
didn't hit anybody. I was really
just trying to help out a situa-
tion and break up something.
I can't really go into any more
details than that."
Should he be found guilty
of assault and battery, Lewan
could face up to 93 days in jail
or a $500 fine.
During his Michigan foot-
ball career, Lewan was a
two-time All American. He is
expected to be an early pick
in the NFL Draft this spring,
being pegged as one of the top-
three offensive linemen.
NOTE: Redshirt junior left
guard Graham Glasgow has
been suspended from spring
practice and the Wolverines'
2014 home opener against
Appalachian State on August
30 for a violation of team
expectations, according to a
press release on Thursday.
"Each of our young men
understands the standard we
expect of them," Hoke said
in a statement. "It's one that
represents this great program
and university, as well as their
family and teammates. When
their actions don't reflect that
standard, it's very disappoint-
ing, and we must hold them
accountable for their decision
while helping them learn a
valuable life lesson."

CSG President Michael Proppe delivered his monthly report to the regents Thursday afternoon. Proppe, whose term
concludes at the end of the academic year, called on the regents to engage students in policy decisions.
CSG president: 'U' admin
not always correct in policy

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
UM Divest
movement
escalates as
sit-in still on
Proppe works to
broker compromise
with SAFE supporters
ByWILL GREENBERG
and GIACOMO BOLOGNA
DailyNewsEditor
andDailyStaffReporter
With less than a week before the
Central Student Government elec-
tions start, the UM Divest move-
menthas changedthe game.
OnTuesday,hundredsofstudents
attendedtheCSGmeetingtosupport
a proposed resolution that would call
for the University to divest its inter-
ests in United Technologies, Gen-
eralElectric,HeidelbergCementand
Caterpillar, Inc. Students Allied for
Freedom and Equality,the organiza-
tion leading the movement, alleges
that these companies hold contracts
with the Israeli military and thereby
support human rights violations
againstPalestinians.
The Student Assembly, CSG's
legislative branch, voted 21-15, with
one abstention, to permanently
table the resolution. Upset with the
decision, members of SAFE and
other supporters of the resolution
have occupied CSG's chambers in
the Michigan Union since Wednes-
day night in protest - demanding
that the decision be reconsidered
and additional time for debate and
public comment be allowed in any
See MOVEMENT, Page 3

Outgoing leader
promotes student
influence in
address to regents
By YARDAIN AMRON
Daily StaffReporter
The Central Student Gov-
ernment has had a busy few
months. They helped shape a
new football seating policy for
students, supported a push for
increasing diversity and inclu-
sivity led by the Black Student
Union, as well as pushed new
campus safety initiatives.

In his report to the Uni-
versity's Board of Regents at
their monthly meeting Thurs-
day, Business senior Michael
Proppe, CSG president, said
each of these initiatives proves
the power of students in offer-
ing and implementing alter-
natives to solutions initially
proposed by administrators.
"I remind everyone of the
lesson we learned from Ath-
letics: administrators might
not have all the answers," he
said. "Athletics thought gen-
eral admission would change
student behavior and get more
students to the games on time.
They thought the negative
reaction would peter out over

time. They were wrong on both
counts. This time, they engaged
students and the outcome could
not be more positive. It is impor-
tant to engage students every
step of the way before making
any change that will affect the
student experience."
Proppe urged the regents and
administrators to implement
the lesson learned with future
endeavors.
"If administrators and stu-
dents can work together to solve
football seating, imagine what
we can do on something impor-
tant," he said.
The jab drew a few laughs
around the table of the Uni-
See CSG, Page 3

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