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Alum lives a life of crime (writing)

Steve Hamilton graduated from
the University in 1983 with a B.S.
in computer science. He was a
recipient of the Hopwood Award
for undergraduate writing and has
since written 11 crime fiction nov-
els in his Alex McKnightseries. He
currently works at IBM.
What did you do after you
graduated?
I went to work for IBM in New
York State. I gave a commence-
ment address at Lake Superior
State a couple of years ago and
the theme I had was, while you're
wearing the funny gown, you
have to make that promise to
yourself that you'll do what you

really want to do in life even if you
have to start somewhere else. And
it did take a while. Because once
you're working full time, there is
nobody making you do what you
really want to do. Nobody was
making oe write. It was all up
to me and it took a while to get
back to it. Itwas joining a writer's
group that sort of got me back.
How did you find out about the
writing group?
It was somebody that I worked
with. He was part of this group
that was a half dozen people that
met in the basement of a library
across the river, and they were
writing all sorts of stuff: fiction,

historical fiction, all kinds of stuff.
Eventually I got back to what I
really loved reading and wanted
to write, which was crime fiction.
Do you have any advice to
offer current students?
Things are tough now in the
state of Michigan. And it was
tough back in the early '80s and
I did have to leave the state of
Michigan. And that was the
practical choice. But that's OK.
Because when you do leave, you
sort of find out what was so spe-
cial about the state of Michigan
and Ann Arbor. You'll always be a
Wolverine.
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At the Michigan
men's basketball team's
postseason banquet, several
players hinted that forward
Mitch McGary won't return
for the 2014-15 season.
The sophomore could join
Glenn Robinson III and Nik
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The fifth installment in
hip hop artist Yelawolf's
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side of the Alambana, who
sets the video in his home
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BY JESSE KLEIN
In the midst of her study
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are quotidien, and taxis are
common at night.
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Latin@
culture show
WHAT: The student-run
show will feature dance
styles ranging from salsa,
reggaeton and other Central
and South American styles.
WHO: Latin@ Culture
Show
WHEN: Today at 7p.m.
WHERE: Lydia
Mendelsson Theatre

Green opera
WHAT: Two stories will
be presented through
green opera resources. The
preformance will use LED
lights and projected scenic
elements.
WHO: Program in
International and
Comparative Studies
WHEN: Today at 7:30p.m.
WHERE: Stamps
Auditorium

Radiation and Modern Islamic
health lecture studies lecture

A South Korean ferry
sunk on Wednesday,
resulting in at least
seven deaths, CNN reported
Wednesday. Commands
ordered passengers to stay
on board, which may have
endangered passengers.
Nearly 300 are still missing.
The people have
spoken. In a special
edition of the b-side,
the Daily's arts writers have
compiled and profiled the
winners of the 2014 Best of
Ann Arbor awards.
"> FOR MORE, SEE THE B-SIDE
Casual usage of
marijuana may be
enough to alter critical
brain structures, USA
Today reported Wednesday.
Researchers found volume
changes in brain structures
related to motiviation and
emotion.

WHAT: Victoria University
of Wellington professor
Catherine Trundle will
discuss her studies of
nuclear test veterans and
their claims to health and
financial reparations.
WHO: Program in Inter-
national and Comparative
Studies
WHEN: Today, 7 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Mason Hall,
Room 3460

WHAT: Northwestern
University professor Jessica
Winegar investigates how
social hierarchies are both
created and hidden. She
will speak on transnational
influences and Islam.
WHO: Islamic Studies
Program
WHEN: Todayfrom4to6p.m.
WHERE: School of School
Social Work Building, Room
1644

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Students pitch proposals
to venture capital firm

Fears rise as search continues
for passengers after ferry sinks

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Palent-seekers ing to grow its company. The
company has invested six com-
nphasize seeing panies so far, including Roadtrip-
pers, Channel IQ and FarmLogs.
ers as mentors, Drive Capital traveled to the
University in their RV to hear
self-teaching proposals from students looking
to have their startup companies
By AMIA DAVIS invested. They used their RV as
Daily Staff Reporter an office for hearing proposals
and providing feedback to stu-
dentswalkingdownOxford dents.
Wednesday afternoon may Robert Hatta, a talent part-
seen a large, dark-colored ner at Drive Capital, said he was
t probably didn't guess that drawn to University because big
soed a group of investors technology companies like Face-
raveled from Ohio to hear book have often grown out of col-
sals from student startup lege experiments.
asses. "These are the kind of students
ators Co-Op, a student-run we want working at our compa-
ization that strives to create nies," Hatta said. "These are the
kspace for entrepreneurs to kind of students who come up
torm and meet like-mind- with the things we want to invest
ociates, hosted Drive Capi- in."
heir house on Wednesday. Hatta also gave advice to stu-
ve Capital, which is in its dents who are looking to start up
ear, is a Midwestern-based their own businesses.
tny that invests in innova- "Don't hold yourself back,"
chnology businesses look- Hatta said. "Try and take advan-
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tage of mentors on campus as well
as your peers."
FarmLogs, a company that
builds data platforms and soft-
ware for agriculture, was also
present at the event. FarmLogs
CEO Jesse Vollmar set up a table
and spoke to students interested
in the company. He said at least
five students from the University
would be interning at FarmLogs
next year.
"What I look for in students
are people who are further and
beyond in their classes and taught
themselves how to hack on the
web," Vollmar said.
Hatta said he was satisfied
with the outcome of the event
and the quality of ideas that
were proposed to him.
"I've already heard some real-
ly good ideas. And not just ideas,
but products built by students,"
Hatta said. "That's something
we really get excited about."
Business junior Alex Lee,
next year's general manager for
Creators Co-Op, said he was
pleased with the outcome of the
event and Creators Co-Op's first
year as a student organization.
He said he hopes to make Cre-
ators Co-Op a sustainable orga-
nization in the future.
"The main thing moving into
future years is upping the qual-
ity and upping the game of what
we are doing. We want to con-
tinue doing that and create the
best possible program for the
students," Lee said.
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Most of the
passengers were
high school students
en route to vacation
MOKPO, South Korea (AP)
- Strong currents, rain and bad
visibility hampered rescuers
Thursday in the search for 287
passengers still missing more
than 24 hours after their ferry
flipped onto its side and filled
with water off the southern coast
of South Korea.
Nine people, including three
students and two teachers, were
confirmed dead, but many expect
a sharp jump in that number
because the missing have now
spent more than a day either
trapped in the ferry or in the cold
seawater. There was also fury

among families waiting for word
of passengers who were mostly
high school students.
There were 475 people aboard,
and some of the frantic parents of
the 325 student passengers who'd
been heading to Jeju island for a
four-day trip gathered at Danwon
High School in Ansan, which is
near Seoul, and in Mokpo, in the
south of the country, not far from
where the ferry slipped beneath
the surface until only the blue-
tipped, forward edge of the keel
was visible.
Relatives of the three dead stu-
dents wailed and sobbed as ambu-
lances at a hospital in Mokpo took
the bodies to Ansan. The fami-
lies, who spent a mostly sleepless
night at the hospital, followed the
ambulances in their own cars.
The family of one of the vic-
tims, 24-year-old teacher Choi
Hye-jung, spoke about a young

woman who loved to boast of how
her students would come to her
office and give her hugs.
"She was very active and want-
ed to be a good leader," her father,
Choi Jae-kyu, 53, said at Mokpo
Jung-Ang Hospital while waiting
for the arrival of his daughter's
body. Choi's mother, sitting on a
bench at the hospital, sobbed qui-
etly with her head bent down on
her knee.
Meanwhile, more than 400
rescuers searched nearby waters
overnight and into Thursday
morning. Coast guard spokes-
man Kim Jae-in said that in the
next two days, three vessels with
cranes onboard would arrive to
help with the rescue and salvage
the ship. Divers worked round the
clock in shifts in an attempt to get
inside the vessel, he said. But the
current wouldn't allow them to
enter.

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