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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, March 10, 2014

michigandaily.com

THE VICTORS

COMMENCEMENT
GM exec.
to speak at
graduation
ceremony

The Michigan Basketball team celebrates after beating Indiana 84-80 Saturday. Michigan won its first outright Big Ten title since 1986. Jordan Morgan was
honored before the game as a part of the Senior Night festivities.
Coleman earns prestigious
lifetime achievementa

Barrawillbe the third
woman to deliver
commencement
address since 1998
By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily News Editor
Withjust afew months behind
the wheel of one of the world's
largest automakers, Mary Barra,
the CEO of General Motors
Company, has been selected to
deliver the University's spring
commencement address at Mich-
igan Stadium.
The University has announced
plansto award Barra an honorary
Doctor of Engineering when she
speaks at commencement exer-
cises May 3, pending approval by
the University's Board of Regents
at their meeting later this month.
University President Mary
Sue Coleman said Barra's story
exemplifies a business leader
who learned every aspect of

her industry and earned her
advancements as she worked her
way through the ranks of Gen-
eral Motors.
"She represents so many, dif-
ferent things - somebody who
worked her way through the
company, someone who is in
Detroit helping to revive the
whole Michigan economy, a real
breakthrough for women's lead-
ership," Coleman said in an inter-
view with the Daily.
Born in Waterford, Barragrad-
uated from the General Motors
Institute - since renamed Ket-
teringUniversity - in1985 with a
degree in electrical engineering.
She earned an MBA from Stan-
ford University in 1990.
Barra, who has dedicated her
entire career to General Motors,
has held a variety of positions.
She was a plant manager at
Detroit Hamtramck Assembly,
vice president of global manu-
facturing engineering from 2008
to 2009, vice president of global
human resources from 2009 to
See COMMENCEMENT, Page 3A

American Counsel
on Education
recognizes pres.
By JENNIFER CALFAS
ManagingNewsEditor
SAN DIEGO - While many
University students traveled to
the Golden Coast to laze in the

sun over Spring Break, Universi-
ty President Mary Sue Coleman
traveled to California for a dif-
ferent reason: to receive a Life-
time Achievement Award.
Presented by the Ameri-
can Counsel on Education, the
award recognized Coleman's
work in higher education as a
professor, administrator and
university president.
Before ACE President Molly

Corbett Broad presented her
with the award, Coleman gave
the distinguished Robert H.
Atwell Lecture before more
than 500 higher education offi-
cials at the organization's 96th
annual meeting at the Manches-
ter Grand Hyatt hotel in San
Diego.
In her speech titled "Inno-
vate, Disrupt, Repeat," Coleman
focused primarily on the impor-

tance of entrepreneurship and
innovation in higher education.
Calling Michigan the "first Sili-
con Valley," Coleman spoke of
the state's entrepreneurial drive
in the automobile industry in
the early 20th century. She said
entrepreneurship gives students
the opportunity to navigate the
ever-changing, unpredictable
job market today.
See COLEMAN, Page 3A

CAMPUS LIFE
NASA icon
gives keynote
on education

First woman of color
in space said diverse
workforce will
improve innovation
By TANAZ AHMED and
MICHAEL SUGERMAN
Daily StaffReporters
For some, space may not be the
final frontier.
Mae Jemison, former NASA
astronaut, gave the keynote lec-
ture for the 32nd annual Women
of Color Task Force Career Con-
ference at Hill Auditorium on
Friday. Jemison, a physician and
former Peace Corps participant,
became the first woman of color
to travel to space when she joined
the crew of the space shuttle
Endeavour in 1992.
Marlanna Landeros, a member
of the WCTF executive team, said
the event was the largest profes-
sional development conference
hosted at the University. Open to
all University staff and students
as well as to the general public,
it was designed to promote the
career and personal development

of women of color working at the
University.
Jemison, a visiting professor
at the University, left NASA a
year after her space mission. She
went on to found her own tech-
nology consulting company, The
Jemison Group, Inc., teach at
Dartmouth College and become
a professor-at-large at Cornell
University.
During her speech, Jemison
focused on the importance of
diversity in the science, technol-
ogy, engineering and math fields.
"We're building and defining a
path with less than a third of the
intellectual capacity, the experi-
ence, the ambitions, the visions,
the perspectives given to us,"
Jemison said.
Since scientists and math-
ematicians choose the topics to
be researched, the data sets to
be analyzed and the standards
through which scientific obser-
vations are measured, Jemison
said it is necessary to encourage
a diverse workforce in STEM
fields.
Jemison noted examples of
how breast cancer in women and
testicular cancer were treated
See SPACE, Page 3A

LUNA ANNA ARCHERY/Daily
LEFT: Jadyn Bortman performs at FrenchieSkate Sunday at Yost Ice Arena. Proceeds benefited North Star Reach, a
camp for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. TOP RIGHT: Elladj Balde performs. BOTTOM RIGHT: LSA freshman Maia
Shibutani and LSA sophomore Alex Shibutani perform.
Students, Olympians raise
funds for children at Yost

ADMINISTRATION
Alcohol
violations
increasing
on campus
'U' reported 621
violations in 2012-
2013 academic year
By MAX RADWIN
Deputy Magazine Editor
The University's Office of Stu-
dent Conflict Resolution released
its annual report for the 2012 to
2013 academic year Feb. 28, high-
lighting shifts in sexual miscon-
duct policy as well as upward
trends in alcohol violations.
There were 621 reported viola-
tions of the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities dur-
ing the 2012 to 2013 academic
year. Of those, 544 were dealt
with by OSCR through its three
resolution programs - "Formal
Conflict Resolution," "Adaptable
Conflict Resolution" and "Adapt-
able Conflict Resolution for Alco-
hol and other Drugs" - which
attempt to resolve issues through
processes such as mediation,
conflict coaching and facilitated
dialogue, depending on the type
and severity of the infraction.
The 621 reported violations
See VIOLATIONS, Page 3A

Participants raised
money for camps
for young patients
By AMRUTHA
SIVAKUMAR
Deputy Magazine Editor
They spend their days shut-
tling between school, train-
ing and competitions. Many
of them spent the last three

weeks competing at the Win-
ter Olympics in Sochi and are
preparing for the World Fig-
ure Skating Championships in
Japan in two weeks.
But on Sunday, these 15
groups of figure skaters and ice
dancers took their day off to
be a part of FrenchieSkate, an
ice show at Yost Ice Arena that
raised money for children with
serious medical ailments.
FrenchieSkate began in 2010
when current LSA junior Geor-

gia Glastris, member of the
University's figure skating club
and reigning Greek National
Champion in figure skating,
organized a charity ice show
in a Chicago suburb to com-
memorate her childhood friend
Francesca Persico, who passed
away 12 years ago from neuro-
blastoma cancer.
"I spent about from first
grade to fourth grade holding
her hand in the hospital while
See FRENCHIESKATE, Page 3A

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