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Grant Schroll graduated with resources and opportunities that
a BSE in Industrial and Opera- universities have to offer in order
tions Engineering from the Col- to discover and pursue what
lege of Engineering in 2013. He is moves them. Through a series of
the president and co-founder of retreats, weekly events, mentor-
BeyondBounds, aprogram created ship and self-directed projects,
to help students get the most out of students explore how their pas-
their undergraduate education. sions and strengths intersect to
give rise to a meaningful academ-
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LSA seniors Ann Paneral and Madison Kraus spoon
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BY BOGDAN BELEI
In light of Ukraine's
recent political turmoil,
Belei addresses issues that
have challenged Ukraine's
allies and opponents,
preventing both sides from
negotiating a productive
solution to' the problem at
hand. He believes Ukraine's
geopolitical structure will
not foster an easyresolution.
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The Daily's online
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asshe writes fromher studies
abroad in Australia. She said
she finds it easier to socialize
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after the girl-girl drama of
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Arizona governor vetoes
Republican anti-gay bill
Legislation was . The bill backed by Republicans the legislation.
inthe Legislature was designed to Brewer was under intense
designed to allow give added protection from law- pressure to veto the bill, includ-
suits to people who assert their log from three Republicans who
business owners to religious beliefs in refusingservice had voted for the bill last week.
to gays. But opponents called it an They said in a letter to Brewer
open attack on gays that invited that while the intent of their vote
refuse service to gays discrimination. "was to create a shield for all citi-
The bill thrust Arizona into the zens' religious liberties, the bill
PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Jan national spotlight last week after has been mischaracterized by its
Brewer on Wednesday vetoed both chambers of the state leg- opponents as a sword for religious
a Republican bill that set off a islature approved it. As the days intolerance."
national debate over gay rights, passed, more and more groups, SB 1062 allows people to claim
religion and discrimination and politicians and average citizens their religious beliefs as a defense
subjected Arizona to blistering weighed in against Senate Bill against claims of discrimination.
criticism from major corporations 1062. Many took to social media to Backers cite a New Mexico Su-
and political leaders from both criticize the bill, calling it an attack preme Court decision that allowed
parties. on gay and lesbian rights. a gay couple to sue a photographer
Her decision defused a national Prominent Phoenix business who refused to document their
furor over gay rights and religious groups said it would be another wedding, even though the law that
freedom. black eye for the state that saw a allowed that suit doesn't exist in
"My agenda is to sign into law national backlash over its 2010 im- Arizona.
legislation that advances Arizona," migration-crackdown law, SB1070, Republican Sen. Steve Yar-
Brewer said at a news conference. and warned that businesses look- brough called his proposal a First
"I call them like I seem them de- ing to expand into the state may Amendment issue during a Senate
spite the tears or the boos from the not do so if bill became law. debate.
crowd!' Companies such as Apple Inc. "This bill is not about allowing
The governor said she gave the and American Airlines and poli- discrimination;' Yarbrough said.
legislation careful deliberation in ticians including GOP Sen. John "This bill is about preventing dis-
talking to her lawyers, citizens and McCain and former Republican crimination against people who
lawmakers on both sides of the de- presidential nominee were among are clearly living out their faith."
bate. those who ur dBrewer to veto Democrats said it was a veiled
attempt to legally discriminate
against gay people and could allow
people to break nearlyany law and
cite religious freedom as a defense.
"The heart of this bill would
allow for discrimination versus
gays and lesbians;' said Sen. Steve
Gallardo, D-Phoenix. "You can't
4 8 argue the fact that bill will invite
discrimination. That's the point of
1 7 5 3 this bill. It is!"
The bill is similar to a proposal
last year brought by Yarbrough but
7 2 4 1 8 vetoed by Brewer, a Republican.
That legislation also would have
1 5 8allowed people or religious groups
to sue if they believed they might
be subject to a government regu-
8 4 lation that infringed on their reli-
- - gious rights. Yarbrough stripped
that provision from the bill in the
hopes Brewer will embrace the
1 7 3 8 6 Civil-liberties and secular
groups countered that Yarbrough
and the Center for Arizona Policy,
6 8 5 7 2 4 a powerful social conservative
group that backs anti-abortion and
conservative. Christian legislation
in the state and is opposed to gay
marriage, had sought to minimize
concerns that last year's bill had
far-reaching and hidden implica-
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is applauded by City Council members before delivering his first State of the City address.
First State of the City since
bankruptcy promises change
Using $20 million in
escrow, Detroit will
DETROIT (AP) - De-
troit Mayor Mike Duggan said
Wednesday that "strategic de-
molition" of some fire-damaged
vacant homes will begin within
The announcement came at
the start of Duggan's first State
of the City address and the first
such speech since Detroit was al-
lowed to enter bankruptcy. Dug-
gan said his administration and
the City Council are both work-
ing to improve the city.
"The change has started and
the change in Detroit is real," he
Duggan said the demolition
will be paid for using $20 million
in an unused escrow fund ear-
marked for burned houses.
"If you drive through most of
the neighborhoods today, you
wouldn't know there was a na-
tional recovery," Duggan said in
his Wednesday evening address.
"People in this community see
parts of the country doing well
and even parts of the city doing
well and others are left behind.'
Duggan, a former medical cen-
ter chief, was elected in Novem-
ber. His power is restricted while
Detroit remains under state over-
sight, but blight removal and de-
molition of what could be 70,000
or more vacant houses and other
buildings are under his control.
Detroit is going through the
largest municipal bankruptcy in
U.S. history, and Duggan's ad-
dress came less than a week af-
ter state-appointed emergency
manager Kevyn Orr filed his plan
to pay creditors while providing
money for city services and im-
provements in the coming years.
Under a deal with Orr, Duggan
has charge over financial matters
relating to day-to-day functions
of city government. But most of
the power once exclusive to the
mayor's office now resides with
Orr, who has complete control
over all city finances, how much
is spent and what the money is
Orr's blueprint for Detroit's
restructuring and debt removal
calls for the city to spend $1.5
billion over 10 years to remove
blighted properties, upgrade
public-safety equipment and
technology and make other im-
Unlike his predecessors, Dug-
gan will take on the monumental
task of demolition with millions
of dollars in focused support from
the federal government and mil-
lions more set aside from bills the
city won't be paying to creditors
during its historic bankruptcy.
About $500 million of the $1.5
billion in Orr's plan would be
used to knock down up to 450
decaying, abandoned properties
each week. The U.S. government
also announced in September
that it would direct more than
$100 million in grants to help De-
troit tear down vacant buildings
and spur job growth.
Orr has said Detroit should
exit bankruptcy this year. His
18-month contract ends in the fall
and control could return to elect-
ed officials, although a transition
board could be put in place when
the emergency manager leaves.