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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, February 24, 2014

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PROTEST FOR PEACE

CAMPUS LFE
Basketb all
line chaos
stirs waiting
students

Supporters of the SOS Venezuela movement gather on the Diag to protest the civil unrest in Venezuela Saturday.

CHARITY
POlar Plunge raises $130K
0 0
for Special Olympics org.
Denard Robinson Dressed in an array of Sarah Henry, the development This year's Big House plunge
'ocostumes, participants and events coordinator for was the second largest event
Brady Hoke judge dove into an icy pool for the the state's chapter of the in Michigan and raised about
University's second annual organization, said the money $130,000.
costume contest Polar Plunge. The event was raised through the Polar "It's one of those life

University Police
respond to early
morning dispute
By SHOHAM GEVA
Daily StaffReporter
When the University's
basketball team beat Michigan
State Sunday afternoon, the
energy inside the Crisler Center
was unmatched. But for University
students standing outside in
line several hours earlier, the
atmosphere was a little different.
Controversy arose early Sunday
morning over the formation of
two different lines for first-come,
first-served student seating.
One line formed at the student
gate at around 6:45 a.m. and was
composed of students who were
part of a pre-line at Kipke Drive
that formed around 5 a.m. The
second, was formed by a member
of Maize Rage, converged in the
parking lot of Crisler between 7:00
and 7:30 a.m.
At 7:30 a.m., Crisler security
guards told the first line to move
to the back of the Maize Rage line,
whichstudents in the first line
objected to since they had been
waiting outside longer. Maize
Rage is the student organization

dedicated to creating a prominent
fan base for the basketball team.
LSA freshman Josh Deyoung,
who arrived at Kipke at 4 a.m.
and was part of the first line, said
there was a lack of communication,
between the two lines at the
beginning ofthe process.
"We waited probably for 15
minutes right by the gate, where
precedent was set that you line
up and at that point there were
rumblings behind us of, 'Hey, this
isn't the line, there's a secondary
line back there," Deyoung said.
University Police were
called in around 7:30 a.m. It's
unconfirmed who called them,
though representatives for Maize
Rage and the University Athletic
Department both said they were
not the responsible for the call.
Police directed students to
either move to the back of the
line or leave the property, adding
that they would be arrested for
trespassing if they stayed where
they were.
No students ended up being
arrested, University Police said.
Following the police announce-
ment, most students moved to the
Maize Rage line but 119 students
who remained in the first line were
brought into the visiting football
team's locker room by Associate
See BASKETBALL, Page 3A

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By EMILIE PLESSET
Daily StaffReporter
After making it through
January's polar vortex, about
420 members of the Ann Arbor
community decided it was a
good time for a swim.

held at Michigan Stadium
and aimed to support Special
Olympics Michigan.
Special Olympics
Michigan is an international
organization that provides
training and competition
opportunities for athletes
with intellectual disabilities.

Plunge allows special Olympics things you participate in,"
athletes to participate for free Henry said. "Some people run
in the group's events. marathons and other people
Throughout the winter, want to jump into freezing
the Michigan branch of the cold water in the middle of
organization holds J0 Polar winter to raise money."
Plunge events around the state While participants can
and raises about $1 million jump individually, many peo-
from all the plunges combined. See POLAR, Page 3A

FACULTY
Six professors
named to 'U'
Thurnau honor.

Award given to
teachers who have
made a visible
impact on students
By RACHEL PREMACK
DailyNewsEditor
This week and the week
following Spring Break, The
Michigan Daily will feature
profiles on each of the six newly-
selected Thurnau professors.
Check back to learn about the
recently honored professors'
passions for undergraduate
teaching, their subject matter
and innovations in pedagogy.
A typical day in a class
with Prof. Alejandro Herrero-
Olaizola - associate Chair
of Romance Languages and
Literatures - might involve a
discussion on the themes behind
the use of narcotics in Columbian

tellanovellas. On North Campus,
Prof. Jamie Phillips, who teaches
electrical engineering and
computer science, uses a flipped
classroom technique - lecturing
online and coaching through.
problemsolvingexercisesinclass
- to introduce young engineers
to circuits and semiconductor
devices.
Herrero-Olaizola and Phillips
are just two of six who have
recently been honored with an
Arthur F. Thurnau professorship
for their commitment to
undergraduate teaching.
In addition to Herrero-
Olaizola and Phillips, four other
University professors hailing
See PROFESSORS, Page 3A

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
forUM sets
sights on
inclusion in
campaign
Candidates for
CSG's top positions
talk election goals
By KRISTEN FEDOR
DailyStaffReporter
in their second election go-
around under new leadership,
forUM is looking to focus on
empowerment over politics.
Earlier this month, forUM
nominated Public Policy junior
Carly Manes as the party's
candidate for CSG president and
LSA junior Pavitra Abraham
for CSG vice president. Since
their selection, Manes and
Abraham have been laying the
groundwork for the March 26
to 27 elections and said they see
themselves as student activists,
not politicians.
"It's about empowerment,
See FORUM, Page 3A

Comedian Melvin eender hosted Kappa Alpha Psi's annual multicultural talent shom in the Michigao Union Friday.
In 25th xyear, multicultural
showcase draws students

Talent show Psi hosted their 25th annual
"A Night at the Set Talent
donates funds to Showcase" on Friday.
Nearly 400 students and Ann
Mississippi school Arbor locals filled the Michigan
Union Rogel Ballroom asto solo
By SOPHIE BURTON and group acts competed for
For the Daily the $1,000 grand prize. Detroit-
based comedian Melvin Bender
Featuring spectacles ranging hosted the event.
-om yo-yo performances LSA senior Scott McPherson-
light shows, Kappa Alpha Moncrief, Kappa Alpha Psi's

historian, said the purpose of
the showcase was to celebrate
campus diversity.
"The show is all about having
as many diverse acts as we can
and representing as many com-
munities as possible," he said.
The show was judged by
members of the University com-
munity, including Courtney
Monroe, an adviser for the Uni-
See SHOWCASE, Page 3A

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