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ADMINISTRATION
Regents to
approve set
of projects,
buildings

Michigan students Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first American pair to take home a gold medal in ice dancing with their record-breaking
performance in Sochi Monday.
Students strike Sochi gold
Olympic skaters their years of skating together, two rounds of competition after Just like the 2010 Winter
but one had always eluded them they earned a 78.89 in the short Olympics in Vancouver, the race
set world record until now: wina gold medal. program and a 116.63 in the free for gold ultimately came down
On Monday, Davis and White program - both scores are new between the two pairs. After
in first ice dancing crossed that feat off their list world records in the sport. Sunday's short dance perfor-
p f S. by finishing first in ice dancing "We wanted to fight for the mance, the Americans had a
top prize forU. with a total score of 195.52 to best performance we could give narrow, two-point lead. While
become the first Americans to and we did that," White said to both delivered emotional per-
By CAROLYN KODIS win gold in the event. reporters after the event. "You formancesand earned personal
DailySports Writer The duo defeated reigning dream of this for so long, work bests in the free dance on Mon-
gold medalists, Canadians Tessa so hard, and (Virtue and Moir) day, Davis and White bested
University of Michigan Virtue and Scott Moir, who worked hard too. They always Virtue and Moir by five points.
juniors Meryl Davis and Charlie also train with them in Canton, have been with us, pushing us, Also representing the Wol-
White have tallied an impres- Michigan. Davis and White and we couldn't have done it verines in ice dancing were
sive list of accomplishments in held first place throughout the without them." See SOCHI, Page 3

New biology facilty,
Ross renovations
among agenda items
for Thursday meeting
By CLAIRE BRYAN
and YARDAIN AMRON
Daily StaffReporters
After the University's Board
of Regents appointed University
President-elect Mark Schlissel in
January, the regentswill convene
for their second official meet-
ing of the year Thursday. The
regents will be asked to approve
multiple renovation projects, as
well as proposals to create new
administrative positions.
Board to consider new
biological sciences building
The most expensive item
on the agenda is the proposed
construction of a new 300,000
square-foot Biological Science
Building,which will come at an
estimated cost of $261 million.
The proposed structure will

be built in place of the historic
North Hall and the Museums
Annex, which, if approved,
would require the demolition of
both buildings. A connection to
the Life Science Institute would
also be created to take advantage
of the building's dock and vivar-
ium-animal research-services.
The new building will super-
sede the needs served by the
nearby Edward Henry Kraus
Building - built in 1915 - that
houses the departments of
Molecular, Cellular, and Devel-
opmental Biology (MCDB) and
Ecology and Evolutionary Biol-
ogy (EEB).
The action plan states the
Kraus Building has "reached its
limit in terms of ability to allow
contemporary research and the
number of researchers it can sup-
port."
An estimate given in the plan
has both departments relocated
into the new BSB by 2019. New
research laboratories, offices,
classrooms and vivarium servic-
es will allow "for much greater
collaboration than what can be
achieved in the existing build-
See REGENTS, Page 3

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CAMPUS LIFE
Lecture looks
into inequality
at universities

Panel discusses
studies examining
how income affects
student decisions
By JACK TURMAN
Daily StaffReporter
As student organizations
rally on campus for diversity
and inclusion, a panel discuss-
ing the inequality ingrained in
organizational structures at
universities across the nation
took place at Lane Hall Monday
evening.
The panel was based off the
book "Paying for the Party," to-
authored by Elizabeth A. Arm-
strong, associate professor of
sociology and women's studies,
and Laura T. Hamilton, associ-
ate professor of University of
California, Merced.
The discussion included
Armstrong, Elizabeth Cole,
chair and professor of women's
studies, Phil Deloria,*LSA asso-
ciate dean for undergraduate
education and Michael Bast-
edo, associate professor and
director of the Center for the
Study of Higher and Postsec-
ondary Education at the School
of Education.
"Paying for the Party"
examined the results from
Armstrong and Hamilton's
five-year case study where

they immersed themselves in
the college lifestyle by solicit-
ing feedback from an all female
freshman dorm at a Midwest-
ern University. Armstrong and
Hamilton went to this dorm at
certain times of the week and
day to interview freshmen liv-
ing on that floor. After the first
year of the study, Armstrong
and Hamilton left that floor
with the rest of the freshmen
and contacted all 53 females to
get interviewed once a year.
The university in the book
is named "Midwest Univer-
sity" because Armstrong did
not want students and parents
to perceive this university as
the only one with aspects of
inequality.
The event began with Arm-
strong describing her book, fol-
lowed by the remarks from the
panel speakers and questions
from the audience. Armstrong
and Hamilton found that fresh-
men students at the university
who lived in a particular dorm
and floor diverged into three
different pathways that were
caused by the school's organi-
zational framework.
Armstrong's findings indi-
cated that the most prevalent
pathway was the "party" path-
way - a university's organi-
zational support system that
allows students to have the
social experience of college.
Greek Life, residence halls and
See INEQUALITY, Page 3

ADAM OLANZMAN/Daily
Michigan State Representative Jeff Irwin spoke to the EnviroDems student club about the Keystone XL Pipeline Mon-
day in the Union
College Dems rally to stop
KXL pipeline construction

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
NewCSG
party hosts
event, talks
campaign
Make Michigan
establishes goals for
upcoming election
By MICHAEL SUGERMAN
Daily StaffReporter
Last week, the University's
newest movement revealed its
intentions to eradicate politics
from Central Student Govern-
ment and in doing so, "Make
Michigan" great.
As CSG elections approach,
Make Michigan executives
unveiled their platform Monday
night, touting hopes to increase
campus diversity and reform
student ticketing policies, among
other goals.
The Make Michigan campaign
will center on "five pillars" -
student-focused, safe, diverse,
healthy and innovative. Within
these general themes, there are
specific goals that the candidates
hope to achieve ifelected tooffice.
Public Policy junior Bobby
Dishell, CSG vice president, and
LSA sophomore Meagan Shokar,
CSG speaker, will run for presi-
dent and vice president, respec-
tively, on the Make Michigan
ticket.
"We're agroup of students who
came together," Dishell said. "It's
not about the resume. We're peo-
ple who are dedicated to Making
Michigan and to making a differ-
ence. Elections are just a way for
See CSG, Page 3

Kickoff event
organizes petition
to be sent to the
White House
By AMABEL KAROUB
DailyStaffReporter
The fate of the Keystone
XL pipeline lies largely in the
hands of Secretary of State John
Kerry, and many University stu-
dents are encouraging him to
halt its construction.
On Monday night, the Uni-

versity's Environment Com-
mittee of College Democrats,
known EnviroDems, brought
students together in the Union
to raise awareness about the
proposed pipeline.
The proposed pipeline has
been generating significant con-
troversy since the 1,664 mile-
long extension-which would
transport crude oil from Can-
ada to refineries in Texas--was
introduced in May of 2012.
On Jan. 31, U.S. Depart-
ment of State released its Final
Supplemental Environmental
Impact Statement regarding
KXL. Kerry has 90 days from

the release date - until the end'
of April - to make a recommen-
dation to President Obama on
whether the pipeline should be
constructed or not.
At the event on campus, stu-
dents circulated petitions that
will eventually be presented to
the White House. The petitions
will be received sometime dur-
ing the 30-day KXL public com-
ment period arranged by the
Federal Register. This period
ends on March 7.
State Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann
Arbor), who was also present
at a KXL protest on Feb. 3, was
See PIPELINE, Page 3

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