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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 3
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"They are trying to keep the
number of grants up but reduce
the amount of each grant," he said.
However, Hu said decreases in
total funding from the Depart-
ment of Health and Human Ser-
vices were mitigated by increases
in funding from the National Sci-
ence Foundation and the Depart-
ments of Energy and Defense. The
Department of Transportation
injected a 60.2-percent bump in
University research funding.
ed research projects have been a
large focus of expansion for the
University's research portfolio.
On Thursday, the regents
approved schematic designs for a
$6.5 million Mobility Transfor-
mation Center, which will include
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It wasn't until after Wofford
made its first 3-pointer after 14
misses with 9:25 left that cut the
Wolverines' lead to single digits
that some excitement finally came
out of Michigan.
Using his eminently present
height advantage, fifth-year senior
Jordan Morgan completed an and-1
play, staring at the Terrier defender
who landed on the ground in the
Starting with that basket, Mich-
igan ended the game on a 17-7 run,
making up for its 2-for-14 shooting
in the half up to that point.
Though the poor shooting in
the second half inhibited Michi-
igan's desire to put the game out
of reach earlier, its defense made
sure the game never was within
reach of being given away.
"Most times, we don't have
very much trouble scoring the
basketball from different people,"
said Morgan, who finished with
10 points and 10 rebounds. "So,
we know we're only going to go
as far as our defense carries us,
simulated urban environments
and roads to research new trans-
Last month, President Barack
Obama announced a new estab-
lishment of the American Light-
weight Materials Manufacturing
Innovation Institute, part of a net-
work of innovation centers run by
collaborations of companies, non-
profits and higher education insti-
tutions, includingthe University.
Hu said partnerships with
industries and foundations are key
components of safeguarding and
expanding the University's mas-
sive research enterprise.
Despite a precarious stream of
federal funding, the report noted
non-federal funding was up 18.4
percent over the previous fiscal
year. Hu said industry-sponsored
research rose by 14.2 percent. He
also noted these partnerships
"will enrich the experience of our
and we never know what game is
going tobe our last.
"So we just want to play every
game defensively as best as we
Added sophomore forward
Glenn Robinson III: "Our
defense struck the win for us,
and I think alot of people would
doubt our defense coming into
Michigan shot 48 percent
from the field, and something
seemed off given Michigan's typ-
ically hot shooting ways.
After falling behind 4-0 to
start the game, the Wolverines
went on a 9-0 run to take the lead,
one they would never relinquish
to the upset-seeking Terriers. But
that start proved critical as Mich-
igan never found the speed it usu-
ally relies on so heavily.
Though the Wolverines
attempted to push the tempo when
they gained possession of the ball,
it was hard for them to set the
tempo against a team used to using
every second of the shot clock on its
possessions. That, coupled with the
Terriers limiting them to one shot
on most possessions, enabled Wof-
ford to stick around.
Wofford never really got with-
students and better prepare them
for future careers in academic,
industry and have become an
important mechanism to attract
Hu also listed several key strat-
egies for growing the University's
research expenditures in a chal-
lenging climate, such as expand-
ing clinical trials, seeking more
funds from foundations and phil-
anthropic gifts, streamlining sub-
mission proposals and forming
Still, he was unwilling to write
off the role of local, state and fed-
eral government agencies in sup-
porting the University's research
"We must work with policy-
makers to make sure the support
from the federal government for
research will continue over time,"
in striking distance of Michigan,
because the Wolverines limited
the Terriers from behind the arc
and for the most part from the
field, too, as evidenced by their
Michigan was not only able to
get shots close to the hoop but run
the ball in transition in the first
half to open up its double-digit
lead. The Terriers finished 1-for-
19 from behind the arc.
"Before we played them, we
emphasized how great they are
from behind the arc," said fresh-
man guard Derrick Walton Jr.
"Our main thing was to run them
off the line, and if you can't, con-
test them really hard."
Though the shooting night
for Wolverines wasn't up to par,
Robinson still managed 14 points
thanks to a 7-0 individual run in
the final minutes of the first half.
Sophomore guard Nik Stauskas
led the team with 15.
The win wasn't the smoothest
by any standards for Michigan,
but now that it's March, it doesn't
"Whatever win you can get is
a good win," Walton said. "We're
happy we got this win even though
it wasn't really pretty."
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In the wake of the contentious
vote, some CSG representatives
who voted for postponement have
claimed to have received threats as
a resultof their decision.
In previous elections, issues such
as entrepreneurship and tuition
equality were the defining issues.
But the #UMDivest movement has
inserted itself into campaign season
in force, creating an unexpected
variable in the race.
LSA senior Yazan Kherallah, the
divestment chair of SAFE, prom-
ised that the #UMDivest movement
would take to the polls next week in
response to Tuesday's meeting.
"We're going to hold every per-
son who voted against listening to
student voices accountable," Kher-
allah said Tuesday night. "These
investments impact the friends and
However, the two largest parties
fielding candidates in the upcom-
ing election, Make Michigan and
FORUM - both of which have
numerous incumbents in CSG -
have not taken a stance on the reso-
lution or the issue of divestment.
Public Policy senior Greg Terryn,
a CSG representative and spokesman
its members on the assembly how to
"We're glad to see students
voicing their concerns," Terryn
said, adding that FORUM asked
its members to "vote your con-
science, vote your heart."
LSA senior Andrew Craft,
chair of Make Michigan, wrote in
a statement that Make Michigan
wants to remain open in dialogue.
"We are not ignoring the point,"
he wrote. "We agree that every stu-
dent's voice must be heard on cam-
pus, and every member of Make
Michigan is ready and willing to
discuss the issue with any student."
FORUM's presidential and vice
presidential candidates, Public
Policy junior Carly Manes and LSA
junior Pavitra Abraham, are both
current representatives and voted
against indefinite postponement
of the resolution. Make Michigan's
candidates, Public Policy junior
Bobby Dishell, the party's presi-
dential nominee and current CSG
vice president, and LSA sophomore
Meagan Shokar, the vice presiden-
tial nominee and current assembly
speaker, were noteligible to vote on
Terryn did, however, add that
the high student turnout at Tues-
day's meeting - the highest in
"Regardless of where you stand
on this issue, it's great to see such
student mobilization," he said.
Business senior Michael
Proppe, CSG president, said
threatening and inflammatory
messages have been directed at
CSG representatives, particu-
larly those who voted to table
the resolution Tuesday, through
social media and other online
outlets as well as in person.
Proppe said some of the mes-
sages being sent were "angry
rhetoric," but added there were
also more serious threats, to the
point that some representatives
are afraid to attend their classes
because they feel unsafe.
LSA senior Bayan Founas, a
member of SAFE, said SAFE in no
way condones such threats and
none of its members are participat-
ing or being encouraged to do so.
While Dishell said many of those
sending threats identified them-
selves in association with SAFE,
both he and Proppe said they do
not believe these aggressors are
part of SAFE, and communication
between the two groups has gone
smoothly so far.
Founas added that members
of SAFE and students on campus
who are perceived to be Arab have
faced threats as well, similar in
nature to the ones received by CSG
representatives. She said one SAFE
member was allegedly physically
assaulted earlier this week, though
University Police were unable to
confirm whether or not the incident
Proppe reported the situation at
Tuesday's meeting to the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents on Thursday.
"The student government has
an obligation to hear our con-
stituents out," he said.
In an interview after the meet-
ing, Proppe said while he does not
support this or any divestment
movements, he thought the assem-
bly should have voted either for or
against the proposal. He added that
this is the first time in his presiden-
cy that the assembly has postponed
He added that it is important for
all students to be given an opportu-
nity for their voices tobe heard, but
supporting the movement outright
is more complicated.
"There is specific action that's
been put in there and there are
other communities who do feel
targeted by the resolution," he said.
"There's so much stuff that we in
the student government can do
when the student body agrees on
things but that's really our oppor-
tunity to be effective here, this was
such a divisive topic that I hesitate
to waive the vote."
Founas said the group will remain
in the CSG chambers until it meets
five demands: to repeal Tuesday's
decision, keep CSG meetings com-
pletely open to the public with no
closed sessions, allow unlimited
public commentary, require CSG
representatives to attend a "teach-in"
session to better learn about the issue
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group Wednesday night. He said
he will motion to reconsider the
vote on the proposal at next week's
meeting and will send it to a second
He added that he will propose
to add an extra half-hour to both
public commentary sessions of
the meeting, but such action will
require approvalifrom the assembly.
Additionally, he will allow a presen-
tation about the Israeli occupation
before the meeting for the repre-
sentatives to watch in place of the
teach-in session, which represen-
tatives cannot be forced to attend.
Proppe added that he will allow
presentations from other student
groups such as Hillel if they request
He said these accommodations
are only being made because of the
rare decision to tablethe vote, but a
failure to vote on a resolution can-
not be overturned by a sit-in.
Members of SAFE and their sup-
porters left the chambers last night
when the building closed at 2 a.m.
Founas said this was only because
Proppe came to meet with the
group. She added that people chose
on their own to stay the night on
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versity's executive officers and
In response to the CSG presi-
dent report, Regent Andrea
Fischer Newman (R-Ann
Arbor) acknowledged there are
times when regents or Univer-
sity officials do not have all the
"I do think you're right," she
said. "I do think there are times
when students and administra-
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deeper understanding of each
other," Dishell said. "It's about
getting a mutual respect of each
other and becoming vulnerable
with one another. When you let
your guard down, you really can
get to know people."
In addition to a more tight-knit
campus climate, Dishell and Sho-
kar also plan to increase diversity
by working with the Alumni Asso-
ciation's LEAD Scholars program,
which provides merit scholarships
to underrepresented students at
Dishell said he hopes to take
these efforts one step further - by
increasing on-site recruitment and
admissions. While he acknowl-
edged that this goal was exactly
the same as FORUM's aspirations,
he said Make Michigan has the
upper hand because of its connec-
tion to the Alumni Association.
"They don't have those met-
rics," he said. "The biggest differ-
ence between us and them lies in
the party name. We have an action
tors can get more done working
together than just administra-
tors making decisions."
The Board of Regents received
criticism earlier in the year for
failing to include any students
in the presidential search com-
mittee that ultimately selected
University President-elect Mark
Schlissel to serve as the Univer-
sity's 14th leader.
The search committee ulti-
mately gathered input from a
student advisory search com-
mittee formed by CSG.
In response to recent criti-
cism by the Black Student Union
plan. Everything we have on there
has what we're doing and how
we're going to do it. We're going
to Make Michigan, and we really
show that in all of our points.
Whereas they are 'FORUM,' they
want to have a forum on it, but
they don't have that action plan in
Shokar added that the experi-
ence she and Dishell have gained
in CSG executive positions over
the last year adds to their abil-
ity to execute - their connection
and experience with administra-
tors signify a level of knowledge
of University bureaucracy that
"Bobby and I have so much
experience in CSG," she said.
"We've had a lot of time to work
in these roles and to really under-
stand how to make CSG most effi-
cient. And both of those things are
incredibly important when you
only have one term in office."
While she acknowledges room
for improvement, Shokar said she
sees her and Dishell's candidacy
as a continuation of work and rela-
tionship development with Uni-
- which has claimed the Uni-
versity's administration has
failed to act on student demands
to improve the campus climate
for minority communities -
University officials began a
series of meetings with organiz-
ers to address these issues.
In his report, Proppe outlined
numerous safety initiatives stu-
dents have successfully imple-
mented - such as the CSG and
Interfraternity Council's col-
laborations on the off-campus
Night Owl bus, a new Safe Ride
app and the ban on hard liquor
at open fraternity parties.
Abraham said this type of expe-
rience as CSG executives, while
valuable, does not make either
Dishell or Shokar more qualified
to lead, citing a lack of CSG pro-
ductivity this year as a cause for
Speaking specifically about
diversity, she said she was offend-
ed by the fact that diversity has
only recently become a "buzz-
word" or a cool thing to be inter-
ested in, when its absence has
been an important University
issue for years.
Citing work that she and Manes
have done since their freshman
year to increase diversity on cam-
pus, among other issues, Abraham
said connections aren't exclusive
to CSG executives.
"It's one thing to tout these
administrative ties, but at the
same time, to act like you're the
only one that has them is faulty,"
she said. "Both Carly and I have
been working with this University
and with deans of varying schools
and with administrators and other
campus years since we were fresh-
men. They're not the only ones to
have those skills."
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Wednesday they will allow cus-
tomers to bring in their own
wine for the time being, provided
that it is wine that the restaurant
doesn't already serve.
Additionally, all wine brought
in will be subject to a corkage fee.
Roger Hewitt, owner of Red
Hawk Bar & Grill downtown,
said the restaurant hasn't made a
decision yet but will likely follow
a similar path.
"If it allows our customers a
greater selection than we're able
to offer, I think that's great,"
He added that the only factor
holding the restaurant back from
opting into the law was the added
responsibility that comes with it.
"It's one additional thing you
have to monitor to make sure
you're in compliance with the
law, and your customers are
in compliance with the law, so
there's potential exposure, and
you know, bureaucracy," Hewitt
Right now, the restaurant is
planning to charge about $15 for
the corkage fee, he said.
LSA senior Louise Colo said
she thinks that wine is popular
for students in certain settings,
but not necessarily in those that
the law addresses, so it's unlikely
students' habits will be changed.
"I think it's more something
that you'd drink at home," Colo
said. "It depends on where you're
going out to. Like going out to a
restaurant to eat, if you're 21 or
over, a lot of people like to order
it with meals. But as far as just
drinking wine goes, and buying a
bottle, I'd say it's more of an at-
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