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2011 and senior vice president
of global product development
from 2011 until her appointment
as CEO. Barra succeeded former
CEO Dan Akerson in January.
Barra will lead Detroit-based
General Motors as the city and its
automakers continue to rebound
from declining sales in the mid-
2000s and subsequent bankrupt-
Last year, the U.S. Treasury
Department sold its remaining
shares of General Motors com-
mon stock, closing a chapter in
the automaker's history marked
by a national economic crisis that
hit Detroit's auto industry espe-
cially hard. General Motors filed
for bankruptcy in 2009. The com-
pany still faces a historically low
market share, among other chal-
In an interview with the Daily,
Barra said her selection as com-
mencement speaker could speak
to the resurgence of General
Motors and the city of Detroit.
"The company has great poten-
tial and is already demonstrating
that," she said. "I'm highly opti-
mistic for Detroit, and I think that
reflects on the whole state and all
the big institutions in the state
like the University of Michigan."
Looking at once-iconic compa-
nies that have now disappeared,
Barra said businesses - and
future business leaders - have
the opportunity to glean impor-
tant lessons.
"It's important lessons on being
focused on the customer, having
great products, being responsible
from all aspects of being a good
corporate citizen - but also the
power of heart: when things get
difficult, you can turn it around,"
she said.
Though Coleman said the
selection was made for a vari-
ety of reasons, she said the city's
resurgence did factor into the
"The fact that she does repre-
sent in many ways the resurgence
of the auto industry - I'm very
proud about that," Coleman said.
While Barra said she hasn't
written her speech yet, she wants
to ask graduates to think about
the kind of leader they want to be
upon leaving college.
"First of all, you should do what
you love," she said. "But there is
no substitute for hard work. I'm
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"It's not just what our students
will gain, but also what our Uni-
versity gains with the similar
mindset focused on innovation,"
Coleman said.
Coleman defined three key
ways to establish a more innova-
tive environment at a university:
establishing policies to support
experimentation, building a
vibrant campus ecosystem and
creating a culture of innovation.
She said the University used
these steps to reach its entre-
preneurial educational goals,
though the potential is still
The University has expanded
its entrepreneurial efforts in sev-
eral ways during the past few

years. With 34 undergraduate
and 64 graduate courses current-
ly offered in entrepreneurship,
Coleman said students are the
driving force in this change in the
campus climate.
"This generation of students
has a passion for entrepreneur-
ship that almost knows no
bounds," Coleman said.
Coleman touched on sev-
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differently. She said it was not
until women were more involved
in the field that alternatives to
mastectomies were considered.
After the event, Jemison dis-
cussed her current project, 100
Year Starship, and her role as its
principal. The Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency- and
NASA-funded project is work-
ing toward making interstellar
travel possible within the next
100 years.
100 Year Starship seeks to
include a variety of individuals
from across all disciplines in its
"The capabilities that are need-
ed for successful human travel
beyond another star, they're the

proud of my parents for what
they accomplished and follow-
ing in my dad's footsteps of being
a part of the auto industry, so I
think there's very strong messag-
es about what you can achieve -
whether it's the American dream
or the global dream."
She also said it's often diffi-
cult to anticipate the entirety of a
career path - and that's okay.
"If you set your sights to it, you
can surprise yourself with what
you accomplish. I don't think
anyone can, as they leave college,
can say I'm going to do this and
that, because life doesn't happen
that way, but being ready for the
wonderful opportunities that are
goingto be put in front of you and
then working hard and seizing
Barra, who in 2014 ranked first
on Fortune magazine's list of the
"50 Most Powerful Women in
Business," is the first woman to
lead a major automaker and is one
of only a few female leaders of a
major industrial corporation.
Since 1998, there have only
been two female spring com-
mencement speakers - former
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Gra-
nholm in 2003 and Christiane
Amanpour, chief international
correspondent for CNN, in 2006.
Former NPR radio host Michele
Norris delivered the Winter 2013
commencement address.
However, Coleman, who is the
University's first female presi-
dent, said Barra likely doesn't
define herself as General Motors'
first female CEO.
"I know she probably down-
plays the symbolism of the role,
but I do think it's significant,"
Coleman said.
Still, Barra said she wants to
encourage students - especially
young girls - to not shy away
from math and science.
"I think we don't do a good
enough job of mapping how
important math and science is to
the areas they are interested in,"
she said.
Selection credentials aside,
Barra said she has always been a
Michigan fan and is thrilled about
the opportunity to address the
University's graduates.
"It's just a privilege and an
honor for me to have the oppor-
tunity to speak to the graduating
class at the University of Michi-
gan," Barra said. "I take it very
University to award five
eral initiatives around campus,
including the creation of a minor
in entrepreneurship, the estab-
lishment of the Center for Entre-
preneurship and the creation of
the Senior Council to the Provost
for Entrepreneurial Education,
among dozens of other programs
put in place.
"We have reimagined our
future," Coleman said. "Entrepre-
neurship, disruptive innovation,
technology virtualization and
collaboration is making it happen
After Coleman's speech, Cor-
bett Broad presented Coleman
with her award, lauding her work
during her tenure at the Univer-
"It is clear that she has and will
continue to receive well-deserved
recognition," Broad said. "We all
know that leaving from her post

as president of the University of
Michigan does not mean that she
won't continue her service in the
field of higher education."
"I'm very proud ACE can add
to the crescendo of thanks that
is deservedly given to Mary Sue
Coleman," she added.
Coleman received her under-
graduate degree in chemistry
from Grinnell College and her
very same capabilities that are
required for us to live successfully
here on Earth," Jemison said.
The project would not only
push for the discovery of other
alternative energy sources, but
could also transform the way
materials such as clothing are
produced and lead to a greater
insight into human behavior,
Jemison said.
"I was absolutely amazed
by her commentary - the
integration of what's happen-
ing in space and here is some-
thing I never thought about,"
said Tracey Taylor, a lecture
attendee and employee of
Gaining Early Awareness and
Readiness for Undergraduate
Jemison concluded her
lecture by telling women to
begin setting the standards of

additional honorary degrees
Five others will also receive
honorary degrees, pending
approval by the regents.
James L. Curtis, a psychia-
trist and philanthropist, will
receive a Doctor of Science. The
only Black student in his Medi-
cal School class, Curtis graduated
with an M.D. in 1946 before pur-
suing a career in psychiatry that
spanned more than half a centu-
ry. Beside his work asa practicing
clinician, Curtis was an educator
and Medical School administra-
tor. He served as the associate
dean of student affairs at Cornell
Medical School for 10 years and
as a department director at the
Columbia University College of
Physicians and Surgeons for two
Curtis has also been a longtime
donor to the University, includ-
ing support for the University of
Michigan Museum of Art's James
L. and Vivian A. Curtis Gallery
of African and African American
Art, established in 1998.
Computer scientist Adele
Goldberg, who made important
contributions to the develop-
ment of the personal computer,
will also receive a Doctor of Sci-
ence. Goldberg began her career
as a researcher at Xerox before
contributing to object-oriented
programming language devel-
opment in the 1970s. She is cur-
rently the founder and director of
consulting firm Neometron, Inc.
and is a member of the Women in
Technology International Hall of
"She made real breakthroughs
in computer science," Coleman
said. "She was one of the people
who really began the develop-
ment of the personal computer."
Daniel Okrent, a journalist,
editor and cultural historian, will
be recommended to receive a Doc-
tor of Humane Letters. Okrent is
perhaps best known as The New
York Times' first public editor,
responsible for critiquing the
paper's accuracy and objectivity.
In 1980, Okrent created Rotisserie
League Baseball, a precursor to
today's fantasysports. Okrentwas
a features editor at The Michigan
Daily before going on to serve as
an editor at Life magazine and
Time magazine.
Okrent will serve as the key-
note speaker at Rackham's gradu-
ation ceremony on May 2 at Hill
Marshall Weinberg, a busi-
doctorate in biochemistry from
the University of North Carolina.
Before coming to the University,
Coleman worked at the Univer-
sity of Kentucky for 20 years as
the director of its cancer research
center and later as the president
of the University of Iowa.
During her tenure as the Uni-
versity's 13th president, Coleman
spearheaded a host of initia-
tives aimed at improving student
life, campus infrastructure and
research funding, among other
administrative tasks.
Throughout her presidency,
Coleman faced several legal and
political battles, including Pro-
posal 2, which banned affirmative
action in college admissions deci-
sions - a proposal Coleman pub-
licly opposes.
Coleman led the University's
largest capital campaign - The

Michigan Difference - which
garnered $3.2 billion by the time it
concluded in 2008. The campaign
funded numerous campus renova-
tions and additions, including the
construction of the Ford School of
Public Policy's Weill Hall and the
Ross School of Business.
In November, Coleman
launched the University's next
fundraising campaign, Victors
achievements instead of fol-
lowing the ones already in
"Be bold. Be brave. Push on
things and don't hold your-
self back. Don't limit yourself
because someone else is lim-
ited," Jemison said after the
address. "You have every right
to be here and to change things
around the world. You don't
have to wait for permission."
Before Jemison's address,
University President Mary
Sue Coleman lauded the task
force's success over her tenure
as a University administra-
tor, complimenting the group
on recently co-piloting a new
career development program.
Dubbed "Women's Repro-
ductive Health Research," the
initiative's goal is to "increase
the number and effectiveness of

nessman and philanthropist,
will receive a Doctor of Laws.
Weinberg earned an undergrad-
uate degree in philosophy from
the University in 1950 and spent
his career at Herzfeld & Stern,
a New York investment firm.
A noted philanthropist, Wein-
berg has frequently contribut-
ed to and raised awareness for
a variety of causes, including
Jewish organizations and Uni-
versity units. He has served on
the LSA Dean's Advisory Com-
mittee and the Honors Program
Advisory Committee, in addi-
tion to endowing professor-
ships, fellowships and programs
throughout LSA.
"What I love about Marshall
is that he has been so dedicated
- not only to the University of
Michigan - but to philanthropic
organizations all over," Coleman
Jos6 Antonio Abreu, an
orchestra conductor, educator
and economist, will receive an
honorary Doctor of Music. A pia-
nist renowned across the world,
in 1975 Abreu founded El Sistema,
the National Network of Youth
and Children's Orchestras of Ven-
ezuela. Born in Venezuela, Abreu
simultaneously achieved success
in both economics and music.
Today, El Sistema has established
more than 280 centers through-
out Venezuela. Recently, the Uni-
versity's School of Music, Theatre
& Dance piloted a version of El
Sistema at Ann Arbor's Mitchell
Elementary School.
Abreu was first nominated for
an honorary degree in 2012, but
was unable to attend the ceremo-
Coleman to preside over her
final commencement
As this year's crop of graduates
prepares to leave Ann Arbor for
new jobs and cities, commence-
ment will in some ways serve as
a graduation for Coleman. The
University's 13th president will
retire in July when President-
elect Mark Schlissel assumes the
"As our graduates are enter-
ing a new phase, so am I," Cole-
man said. "Over my time here,
when I reflect back on the people
we've been able to honor, it will
be a little bit bittersweet that it is
my last, but I'm always so proud
on commencement day because
it reflects the ultimate goal that
we're all gettingto - havinggreat
young people going out into the
for Michigan, which aims to be
the largest such initiative in the
history of public higher educa-
tion with a $4 billion goal. The
campaign aspires to raise $1 bil-
lion in financial aid for students
by the end of its run, which will
conclude during the tenure of
University President-elect Mark
Additionally, Coleman and
her husband donated $1 mil-
lion of their own money to sup-
port students who plan to study
At a Lansing Regional Eco-
nomic Club luncheon in Febru-
ary, Coleman said she will serve
on a number of boards during
her retirement, including con-
tinuing her efforts on the board
of directors of the pharmaceuti-
cal company Johnson & Johnson
and as a member of the National

Institute of Health's Advisory
Council. She will also co-chair a
project for the American Acad-
emy of Art and Sciences that
will examine the significance of
public research universities.
Coleman added that she plans
to keep a house in Ann Arbor to
attend football games in the fall.
"I won't be lying on a beach
anywhere," she said in February.
obstetrics and gynecology scien-
tists," according to the Universi-
ty's Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology website.
"We have traveled this road
together, celebrating victories
(and) commiserating about chal-
lenges," Coleman said. "Through
the decades, the taskforce has
been committed to creating pro-
fessional development opportuni-
ties for all staff."
Along with the keynote, the
event included more than 30
workshop sessions held at the
Modern Languages Building and
the Michigan League. All of the
sessions were centered on this
year's conference theme, "Trans-
forming the Face of Leadership."
The event closed with a recre-
ational ballroom dance demon-
stration and other short dancing

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she got chemo," Georgia said. "It
just reallyopened myeyesto how
hard life is for these kids, and just
livingin the hospital it's just such
a struggle."
In its first year at the Univer-
sity, the event's proceeds went
toward funding North Star
Reach, a provisional member of
SeriousFun Camps, which aims
to improve the standard of life
for children with serious medical
challenges by organizing social-
ly, intellectually and athletically
enriching overnight camps free
of charge.
The figure skaters participat-
ing at the event combined the
sport of ice skating with the art
of ice dancing, skating on sets
ranging from hip-hop to love
ballads. Skaters present at the
event included Jeremy Abbott,
four-time U.S. National Cham-
pion and Olympic bronze medal-
ist; Alissa Czisny, two-time U.S.
National Champion; Alex Shibu-
tani, 2011 World bronze medalist;
and Kailyn Weaver and Andrew
Poje, six-time Canadian national
"They're not only incred-
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mark a nearly 25-percent increase
from the previous academic year,
The report also emphasized
a 42-percent increase in alco-
hol violations from the previous
academic year. In an interview
with the Daily, OSCR Director
Jay Wilgus said the statistic had
been on an upward trend for the
last five years, but the numbers
fluctuate and aren't a cause for
alarm. The number of violations
related to the possession of other
drugs also rose from 10 to 24
Sexual misconduct was a main
focus in this year's report. Of the
621 total violations, 83 involved
sexual misconduct - assault,
harassment, stalking or hazing
"of a sexual nature" - an increase
from the 71 reported the previous
year and the nine reported in the
2010 to2011academicyear.
"I think that's a good thing
because it shows that folks are
utilizing the systems available or
reporting sexual misconduct mat-
ters and having them addressed,"
Wilgus said.
The 2012 to 2013 academic year
was the last during which OSC
dealt with sexual misconduct
using the Interim Procedure for
Addressing Sexual Misconduct
Allegations Against Students,
which became effective in August
2011 while the University was
working on drafting a new per-
manent policy.
The interim procedure was
implemented after an 868-day
revision process of the Univer-
sity's sexual misconduct policy
after the U.S. Department of
Education issued a mandate in
2011 regarding how universities
should handle allegations of sex-
ual misconduct.
Under the Interim Procedure,
the University took a more inves-
tigative approach to those kinds
of allegations compared to its
approach under the preceding

complaint-focused model, which

ible athletes, but they're my best
friends," Glastis said. "It's fun
because it's kids helping kids."
American figure skater Jason
Brown, who won a bronze medal
in the team event in the Win-
ter Olympics in Sochi, grew up
in Chicago with Glastris and
performed with her at the first
"(Glastris) is someone who
will do anything for her friends
and she's so giving, she's always
about helping others and in fact,
that's how she got this whole
thingstarted," Brown said.
Italian figure skater Valen-
tina Marchei, four-time national
champion and a contestant in
the Sochi 2014 Olympics, skated
to an acoustic ballad interpreta-
tion of Britney Spears' "Toxic,"
bringing triple axels to the pop
Wearing a Michigan Basket-
ball jersey, Brown performed to
M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch
This" adding a flavor of hip-hop
to his routine.
"Shows are always great and I
love beingin frontof an audience,
and what's so great about this is
that everyone here is friends,"
Brown said. "It's so much fun
and to be a part of this is really
dealt with incidents of sexual
misconduct through its resolution
programs described in the State-
ment of Student Rights.
This year's annual report high-
lighted OSCR's use of the interim
procedure in collaboration with
the Office for Institutional Equity
to handle these 83 incidents. It
also worked with the OIE to move
from the interim procedure to the
new University of Michigan Poli-
cy on Sexual Misconduct by Stu-
dentsothat went into effectlAug. 19,
2013, and which will permanently
replace that interim policy.
In January, The Michigan
Daily reported that former kicker
ly separated from the University
on Dec. 20,2013 after being found
responsible for violating the Uni-
in 2009. The University used the
newest sexual misconduct policy
to handle the violation.
Regarding its future goals,
the report noted an effort to
continue "working with campus
partners to implement the UM
Policy on Sexual Misconduct by
Students and educate the cam-
pus community about it."
Wilgus said his office has also
been working with the Univer-
sity's Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center, Central
Student Government, ROTC,
the College of Engineering, the
Athletic Department and others
in an effort to educate the stu-
dent body about the new policy.
"Anybody who has time and
interest and wants to learn
about the policy, we go talk to,"
he said. "And then in addition,
key student populations where
we know there is a big audience
and there's a number of folks we
can get in front of at one time."
This year was the last that
sexual misconduct will appear
in the annual OSCR report In
the' future, information regard-
ing sexual misconduct will
appear in a separate document
organized by Title IX Coordi-
nator Anthony Walesby, direc-

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