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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, March 17,2014


talk societal
norms at

LEFT: Actor Jeff Daniels introduces University President Mary Sue Coleman at her farewell party at the Michigan Union Ballroom Friday. TOP RIGHT: Coleman
reacts to a goodbye video dedicated to her 12 years as president. BOTTOM RIGHT: Coleman speaks alongside her husband Kenneth.
Students, faculty gather
to pay tribute to-Coleman
Actor Jeff Daniels faculty, staff and community tions, Coleman approached the the presidency.
members welcomed Coleman stage with a booming applause. "Rest assured number 14 -
hosts goodbye to a thank you reception Fri- She spoke briefly with hus- Mark Schlissel - will take the
day afternoon in the Michigan band Kenneth Coleman by her University to new heights while
event for the 13th Union's Rogel Ballroom. side, as a tribute to all the sup- Ken and I cheer from the side-
. The celebration was simple: port he has given to her behind lines and explore Ann Arbor,"
University president a student a capella group greet- the scenes. She confided that Coleman said.

With 'Against the
Grain' as a mantra,
topics ranged from
startups to education
Daily StaffReporter
Over 1,000 attendees and 15
University-affiliated speakers
came together on Saturday to
share ideas and get inspired about
leadership, innovation and discov-
ery the fifth annual TEDxUofM.
"Leaders and do-ers" from
throughout the University were
selected to give 18-minute talks
on this year's theme, "Against the
Grain," as chosen by the student
event coordinators. This year's
event was held at the Power Center
on Central Campus.
"It's easy to get caught in your
own corner, and here you can
have conversations to find some-
thing that you have in common
with others in this new venue that
isn't ordinarily offered," said Art
& Design junior Annie Zisk, who

helped organize the event.
The TEDx talks were divided
into five sessions. Speakers ranged
from medical doctors striving
to improve doctor-patient rela-
tionships to students who have
founded organizations dedicated
to enhancing education in Detroit
through performance art.
For the first time, the University
TEDx event presented the TEDx-
UofM prize. LSA seniors Zoe Stahl
and Theo Schear won the $1000
prize to put towards their-urban
issues mission. The students began
a project incorporating artto make
the public aware of the now-illegal
practice of redlining in Detroit.
Redlining is the practice of using
discriminatory banking and policy
practises to enforce de facto hous-
ing segregation.
"We want to make the public
awareofthis issue," Stahl said. "A lot
of people think art can only be seen
in museums, but we want to show
that it can be relevant to social jus-
tice issues and make a statement."
The TEDx team spent months
selecting speakers from a 200-per-
son list. LSA senior Jane VanVelden,
See TEDX, Page BA

Daily StaffReporter
The goodbyes have begun.
To thank Coleman for 12
years of presidential service, the
University's executive officers
and a few hundred students,

ed guests in the foyer; the ball-
room was packed, with around
400 attendees, ranging from
students to administrators;
guest books to sign under giant
balloons; refreshment tables
with sparkling citrus punch
and dining hall cookies.
After a series of introduc-

he sometimes calls her by the
nickname "13."
"He says I'm 13 because I'm
the 13th president," Coleman
She also thanked her staff in
the Office of the President by
name and expressed optimism
in Schlissel's ability to carry on

a Jeff Daniels, known
s work in 'The News-
and 'Dumb and Dumber,'
as the spirited master of
>nies for the event, pro-
jokes and detailing Cole-
mpact on the University.
ouple days in preparation
See COLEMAN, Page 2A

Let the madness
begin: 'M' No. 2
in the Midwest

Michigan draws
matchup with
Wofford, difficult
region in tourney
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan men's basketball team
may not have grabbed a confer-
ence tournament championship
on Sunday, but it did secure its
highest NCAA Tournament seed
since 1993.
After falling to Michigan State
in the final of the Big Ten Tour-
nament, the Wolverines gathered
in a viewing room in Bankers Life
Fieldhouse to watch the Selec-
tion Show. There, they learned
they'd be a No. 2 seed, set to face
off against No. 15-seed Wofford,
winner of the Southern Confer-
ence, in Milwaukee Thursday.
The winner of that contest will
take on the victor of Texas vs.
Arizona State two days later.

Just over 30 minutes separat-
ed the final buzzer in the 69-55
loss and when Michigan learned
of its NCAA path.
"We snapped out of it like
that," said Michigan coach John
Beilein. "We were really down
after the game. And then all of
a sudden, hey, let's go watch the
Selection Show."
The Wolverines are in the
Midwest regional, and should
they advance from the second
and third rounds, they'd find
themselves right back in India-
napolis, and potentially against
some familiar foes.
Louisville, April nemesis of
last year, is the No. 4 seed in the
Midwest, and Duke, December
nemesis of this season, is the No.
3 seed.
"We worked hard all year,
all summer to put ourselves in
this position," said sophomore
guard Nik Stauskas. "It's fun to
look ahead and see the possible
options, but with the tourna-
ment, you never know. You can't
assume anything, so we're just

LSA senior Christina Munoz Pandya performs a spoken word piece at "We Kiss and Tell" at Angell Hall Friday.
Monologues probe taboo
topics of sexuality, abuse

issues in
public health
Better reaching
underserved groups
a focus of months-
long contest
Daily StaffReporter
On Friday, five teams of final-
ists stood outside an auditorium
in the School of Public Health,
staring at PowerPoint slides.
The competitors worked in their
groups, repeating lines they
would be expected to know for
their presentations only a few
minutes later.
These teams participated in
Innovation in Action: Solutions
to Public Health Challenges,
a new competition created by
the University's School of Pub-
lic Health. Over a period of five
months, 56 students from 11
teams came together regularly
to solve a chosen public health
problem. The final five teams
See HEALTH , Page 6A

Eigth annual 'Yoni
ki Baat' explores
experiences of
women of color
For the Daily
Over the snaps and laugh-
ter of an otherwise silent
crowd, students and alumni
performed monologues about
taboo topics for women of color

on Friday in Angell Hall.
Topics such as masturbation,
self-esteem, racism, abuse, sex-
uality, abortion, dating and sex
werebroughtup inboth serious
and more lighthearted ways in
the 8th annual "Yoni ki Baat,"
which translates to "Talks of
the Vagina" in Hindi.
Yoni ki Baat began when
an organization based in San
Francisco, known as the South
Asian Sisters, saw "The Vagina
Monologues" - a similar event
created to de-stigmatize wom-
en's issues - and noticed that

the show did not address the
experiences of women of color,
said LSA senior Niki Aggarwal.
Because of the apparent over-
sight, they wrote and began
performing a South Asian ver-
sion of the show known as Yoni
ki Baat with the blessing of
Eve Ensler, the author of "The
Vagina Monologues".
"A group of University of
Michigan students saw this
show (Yoni ki Baat) in Califor-
nia and were blown away and


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