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Mayoral candidate
raises $5 million
for re-election bid
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder
raised about $5.1 million last year
toward his re-election bid and
not surprisingly starts the year
with a financial advantage over
his likely Democratic opponent,
Mark Schauer.
The Snyder campaign said
Monday that it would report hav-
ing $4 million in the bank at year's
end after spending $1.9 million in
2013. The Schauer campaign will
report raising around $1.6 million
and having at least $1 million cash
on hand, a spokesman said.
Detailed campaign finance
reports showing donors and
expenses don't need to be submit-
ted to the state until Friday. But
Snyder's announcement was the
first indication of his fundrais-
ing since a year ago and came as
his campaign and the Democratic
Governors Association prepared
to run dueling TV ads more than
nine months before the Novem-
ber election.
Marine Corps to
retry sergeant in
Iraq murder case
The Marine Corps will retry a
sergeant whose murder convic-
tion in a major Iraq war crime
case has been overturned twice
by military courts in recent years,
a spokesman said Monday.
The military branch deter-
mined that the seriousness of the
crime warranted a retrial of the
case of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins
III, who led an eight-man squad
accused of kidnapping a retired
Iraqi policeman in the village of
Hamdania in 2006 and shooting
him to death in a ditch, Marine
Corps spokesman Lt. Col. Joseph
Kloppel said.
The military prosecution has
evidence to support its murder
charge, including sworn state-
ments, Kloppel said. He declined
to give further details.
Husband names
child of brain-dead
pregnant woman
The husband of a pregnant,
brain-dead Texas woman who
was taken offlife support over the
weekend named what would have
been the couple's second child
before his wife was removed from
Erick Munoz said Monday that
he named the 23-week-old fetus
Nicole, which was his late wife's
middle name. Munoz would not
say why he chose to name the
Munoz said doctors at John
Peter Smith Hospital in Fort

Worth indicated to him that the
fetus would likely have been a
girl, though his attorneys previ-
ously said the fetus suffered from
lower body deformation that
made it impossible to determine
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policy in their last few meet-
ings with the dean of students,
Laura Blake Jones," Proppe
While many students may
spend tomorrow binge-watch-
ing Netflix or enjoying some
other form of leisure, Proppe
said his cold day will likely
consist of catching up on home-
work and CSG related projects.
Eastern Michigan Univer-
sity and Washtenaw Commu-
nity College also have canceled
classes for Tuesday. Accord-
ing to the Twitter of the State
News Twitter, Michigan State
University spokesperson Kent
Cassella said that MSU is
expected to "continue opera-
tions as usual."
St. Joseph County in Indiana,
where Notre Dame is located, is
under a state of emergency and
driving after 7 p.m. is subject to
a $2,500 fine.

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per year during her short time in the posi-
After three years working for the state,
Sunstrum said she is excited to take her
social media work to the global level.
"Going globally gives us a different
opportunity to seek out how our content
will play into other audiences," she said.
"My first goal for the year is bringing every-
one together. We have a lot of accounts, and
they're all on different levels. So, how can
we work together so that we're all leverag-
ing the collective audience."
Sunstrum said she has already met with
representatives from the University'sdiffer-
ent schools and colleges to understand their
social media needs and aspirations.
During Miller's stint as director of social
media, she curated the University's social

media platforms and profile, and launched
the @umichstudents Twitter account in
July 2012.
Sunstrum said she plans to maintain
and enhance the University's several social
media accounts. For example, Sunstrum
hopes to shift the focus of @umichstudents
to not only current University students, but
to prospective applicants who may be inter-
ested in understanding the campus com-
munity. Sunstrum has met with orientation
teams to gauge a better understanding of
whatgoes into welcomingnew students.
Since she attended graduate school
for education, Sunstrum said she has the
opportunity togive guestlectures and speak
on different elements of social media.
"I think I'm going to turn things on its
head a little bit," she said. "A little more
strategy-based - I'm going to leave the cre-
ative part to the people who know how to do
that well. I'm going to focus on really grow-
ing our audiences and making ourselves
look great on a global scale."

In December 2012, Reddit user citizen-
throwawayx announced in apost that Mill-
er did not complete her Bachelors of Arts in
Journalism degree from Columbia College
Chicago as it reads on her resum. Accord-
ingto the documents, Miller was a few cred-
its short of graduating.
William Gregory, a records specialist at
Columbia College Chicago, confirmed that
Miller did not graduate.
"My intention was never to deceive the
University, but I acknowledge that I made
a mistake, and I'm sorry," Miller wrote in
a statement to the University regarding her
University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald
said in December 2012 that Miller resigned
willingly with no disciplinary action taken
against her.
In a January 2013 interview, Fitzgerald
said each department and specific position
undergoes a unique background check and
interview in their employment process.
Regarding how the University may have

missed Miller's error, he added that it was "a
very unusual set of circumstances."
Student Advisor ranked the University
as the 29th best social media-using college,
ranking it fifth for its Instagram account
and as the "Most Collaborative Large Col-
The Universityhas nearly63,000 Twitter
followers, its Instagram page holds nearly
27,000 followers and its Facebook page
boasts nearlyl538,000 "Likes."
As for where social media is heading,
Sunstrum said the future is unpredictable.
To maintain its importance in day-to-day
life, she added that social media should
become integrated into everyday goals and
"My job didn't exist five years ago,
and it very well could not exist five years
from now," she said. "We need to find
a way to make social less shiny; it's not
really that pet project on the side on the
more ... A tweet is just the new press

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Hillel. However, these students
do not have access to dining
halls on campus.
Engineering sophomore Maia
Hoberman, a student on the
alternative Hillel meal plan, said
the current system segregates
her from many of her friends
on campus who use the stan-
dard University meal plans. She
added that this separation is dif-
ficult for freshmen in residence
halls that are trying to meet new
"Those of us who are on the
meal plan here are completely
isolated from other students,"
Hoberman said. "One of the
main ways to socialize on cam=
pus is to hang out with people
over meals, and I never got to do
She also said many of her
friends are reluctant to join her
at Hillel, adding that they need
to save their Blue Bucks for
laundry. If these students had
the option of paying with Dining
Dollars, she said, they would be
much more willing to spend the
money on a Hillel meal.
Increased student attendance
at Hillel would also benefit the
organization, which makes a
negligible profit off of students.
Friday night dinners are free
through donations from outside
the University. Hillel currently
receives the large majority of
profits from the Jewish commu-
nity of Ann Arbor that uses it as
a restaurant during the week.
LSA sophomore Jacob

Abudaram, a CSG Representa-
tive, said that students who do
not have the opportunity to eat
at Hillel are often missing out on
high-quality food as well as the
opportunity to experience this
aspect of their culture. He hopes
that the introduction of Din-
ing Dollars at Hillel will expose
more students across the Uni-
versity to the Hillel experience.
"It would make Hillel meals
much more open," he said. "It
would allow Jews and non-
Jews to just eat a good meal
Engineering junior Nathan
Immerman, a CSG Represen-
tative, reiterated Abudaram's
emphasis on exposing Hillel to
more students, and the respon-
sibility of the University to
encourage openness across the
student body.
"One of the goals of Hil-
lel, and also of Central Student
Government and the Univer-
sity, is building a community,"
Immerman said.
Though the three aforemen-
tioned representatives work-
ing on the proposal have yet
to have any official meetings
with the University, Abudaram
is optimistic about the future
of the proposal and does not
anticipate issues with getting
this passed.
Modell shares Abudaram's
optimism, and cited the propos-
al as an extension ofcore values
that the Michigan community
prides itself in.
"It's all about options at
Michigan, and when these little
things get in the way, it's some-
thing we want to fix," Modell

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WFrom July 2013 to June
2014, diners at Main Street eat-
eries have been invited to add a
donation of any amount to the
bottom of their checks, which
will be donated in full to UMHS.
The participating bars and res-
taurants include Lena, Habana,
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company,
Old German, Blue Tractor BBQ
and Brewery, Jolly Pumpkin Cafe
and Brewery and Mash. Each
month a different charity within
UMHS will be chosen.
Jon Carlson and Greg Lobdell,
co-owners of all of the restau-
rants involved, are the driving
force behind the program. Carl-
son said they chose the 12 receiv-
ing foundations based on both
necessity and personal interests,
with their focus main set on chil-
drens' health. Accordingly, C.S.
Mott Children's Hospital is well-
represented, as four months of
the program have been dedicated
to different Mott programs.
"We were prettyeasy targets -
he has two kids, and I have three,"
Carlson said. "I think it made us
suckers. It's so easy to see the help
that you can give to little kids."
While they said they have held

many philanthropic events to sup-
port the Ann Arbor community,
this event is their first attempt at
a year long, interconnected fund-
raiser. Lobdell said with all of the
standalone events he and Carlson
were hosting to support UMHS,
it made more sense to do one big
"We were just doing individual
efforts with people we knew, with a
lot ofit focused on U ofM Hospital,"
Lobdell said. "Finally, they actually
came together and said 'we're all
talking to them separately ... why
don't we all work together?"'
Supplementing Dine and
Donate, Carlson and Lobdell have
held extra promotions to support
certaincharitiesthey feel a connec-
tion with.
University alum Charles
Woodson, a former football play-
er and Heisman Trophy Win-
ner who now plays in the NFL,
started the Charles Woodson
Clinical Research Fund with a $2
million donation to Mott. During
the month supporting Woodson's
fund, Carlson and Lobdell served
a special "Woodson Burger" at
each participating restaurant.
For every Woodson Burger sold
in October, $2 went to support
his fund. Lobdell said the burg-
ers sold were based onWoodson's
own preferences.

"We talked with him and found
out what types of burgers that he
likes, and then challenged each
of the chefs to, from his inspira-
tion, create their own version of
a Charles Woodson burger." Lob-
dell said. "It was a fun addition to
the other program."
To get Dine & Donate up and
running, Carlson and Lobdell
worked closely with Dina Kutin-
sky, assistant director for devel-
opment, women and children's
health at UMHS. Kutinsky said
the choices of foundations for
Dine and Donate span the health-
care system, and the fundraiser is
meant in part to raise awareness.
"The program is built to really
educate and to create awareness."
Kutinsky said. "So not only to
raise money, but so people know
that these funds are out there."
Kutinsky said he hopes Dine
and Donate would continue after
its yearlong term ends in June.
She said she, Carlson, Lobdell and
others will cooperate to work out
kinks in the project.
"Next year, hopefully, we'll
look at the whole program, and
see which ones worked, which
ones didn't, which ones need
more attention." Kutinsky said.
"We're really testing the waters. I
think if they keep doing it it'll get
bigger and bigger."

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almost cut in half," Coleman
said. "We've consolidated our
activates, we've asked people to
do more, we've given people in
the office more span of control,
and we've paid them more."
Thom Madden, senior proj-
ects director of the AST, also
spoke to SACUA about the
implementation of the Shared
Services Center. Madden came
into his role after the for-
mer leader Rowan Miranda,
associate vice president for
finance, stepped down from
his role.
"I believe in this, I truly
believe this is an appropri-
ate and strategic decision for
the University of Michigan,"
Madden said.
The University hired
Accenture, LLP, a Chicago-
based consulting firm, for
$11.7 million to plan and
help carry out the transition
process. Miranda previously
worked for the firm, which
raised concerns among fac-
ulty due to speculation that
there may be a conflict of
interest in his involvement.
Miranda announced on
Jan. 21 he will leave the Uni-
versity to become the trea-
surer and senior associate
vice president for finance and
administration at the Univer-
sity of Chicago.
Before the holiday season,
there was some concern that
faculty and staff input wasn't
being considered in the move
to the center. Madden said
this would not be the case.
"Certainly it was impor-
tant for us before the holi-
days to take a step back,
look at exactly we were in
the process, and reevaluate
what an appropriate path
forward will look like in

order to ensure the success
of this project," Madden said.
"We will continue to look for
engaged advisers, whether
they be staff or faculty ... this
is a collaborative effort, and
from my perspective there is
nothing off the table."
During a question-and-
answer session, Coleman was
asked about diversity on cam-
pus, with specific focus on
the declining acceptance rate
for Black students.
Since its conception in
November, the BBUM cam-
paign has garnered national
attention as members used
the Twitter hashtag to share
experiences of racial injus-
tice at the University. After
witnessing student response
to the campaign, Univer-
sity Provost Martha Pollack
announced a series a new
initiatives that the Univer-
sity will pursue to increase
minority enrollment and
retention on campus.
"I was deeply distressed
about the student campaign,"
Coleman. "It was very pain-
ful to listen to because it is
our collective responsibil-
ity to make this a welcoming
place foir everybody. I think
we're going to have renewed
effort, we've opened a dia-
logue with students to figure
out in a concrete way what we
can do."
Coleman concluded her
comments on diversity by
assuring the Senate that her
successor, University Pres-
ident-elect Mark Schlissel,
Brown University's provost,
will be committed to making
"I know that Mark Schlis-
sel cares about this issue
deeply, he and I talked about
it. He had some of the same
issues at Berkeley. I want
to, in my last six months, do
everything I can; I think we
all should."

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