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Students organize "stay in"
49 years ago this week 20 years ago this week (Jan. 10 years ago this week (Jan.
(Jan.24,1965) 27,1994) 28, 2004)

Three student organizations
held a "stay in" boycott of the
Michigan Theater to protest an
increase in ticket prices.
An estimated 200 students
attended the boycott, but the
theater still had many attend
its 9 p.m. showings, leading
observers to deem the "stay in" a
failure. Picketers also marched
in front of the State Theater.
A boycott the week before
was reportedly more successful,
drawing an estimated 600 stu-
dent participants.

Students canvassed cat
collecting 500 signature
support of an amendmentt
Statement of Student Right
The amendment would c
stricter standards for frat
ties and sororities in Uni
ty judicial code, making
subject to the same type o
ciplinary action as indiv
The proposed amend
was considered later that:
by a panel of student jurors

mpus, A computer virus infiltrated
es in between 100 and 200 comput-
to the ers in residence halls, inundat-
s and ing students across campus with
hundreds of e-mails via a list-
reate serv chain reaction. The virus,
terni- called the "MyDoom Virus," was
versi- spread through peer-to-peer file
them sharing sites and e-mail attach-
f dis- ments.
'idual Instructional Support Servic-
es representatives said the virus
iment got through because updated
night virus definitions, which protect
. student e-mails, were not avail-
able when the virus was first
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LSA sophomore Julia Byera is sorted into Syltherin at
the Yule Ball put on by the Michigan Quidditch Team
in Palmer Commons Saturday.

-Take a look at the presidents of the past
-Schlissel: The immunologist
-Managing a $1.3 billion research budget
-Opinion: Presidential promises
-CSG anticipates more student input with new president
-Q&A: Schlissel addresses campus issues
-Brown students praise Provost Schlissel's tenure
-University Health System welcomes new president
-President-elect to finish $4 billion fundraising campaign
-Schlissel steps into athletic shoes
-Schlissel, mayor set to reshape town-gown relations
-Lengthy transition ahead for next University president

WHAT: Ecology and Evo-
lutionary Biology Prof.
Stephen Smith will discuss
data and its relation to the
study of biology.
WHO: Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library
WHEN: Today from 10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Gallery Room 100
WHAT: Students can join
experts from The Career
Center to gain tips on find-
ing a successful internship
search process. The pro-
gram will examine strategic
ways to land an internship.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 6:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Student Activities

WHAT: As part of the
"India in the World" Theme
Semester, the film, "Iruvar"
(The Duo) will be shown.
WHO: Center for South
Asian Studies
WHEN: Today from 7 p.m.
to 10 p.m.
WHERE: North Quad,
Room 2435
Voice recital
WHAT: A free vocal perfor-
mance will be open to the
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance Voice
WHEN: Today at 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Building,
Britton Recital Hall
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In a change to the
country's transitional
plan, Egyptian Interim
President Adly Mansour
announced Sunday that presi-
dential elections will now be
held before the parliamentary
polls, the Associated Press
The Michigan men's
basketball, hockey and
wrestling teams all
earned wins over Michigan
State to complete a weekend
sweep of the Wolverines' in-
state rivals.
On Friday, Pennsyl-
vanian teen Vladislav
Miftakhov was arrest-
ed on charges of possesing
a weapon of mass destruc-
tion after police discovered
bomb-making equipment,
fuses and compressed air in
his home, CNN reported.

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Faculty react to Schlissel's
presidential appointment

Presidential search costs
amount to over $315,000

Disappointed by lack
of input, SACUA
reflects on search
Daily StaffReporter
Members of the Senate Advi-
sory Committee on University
Affairs met the appointment of
Brown University Provost Mark
Schlissel as the University's 14th

president with optimism
many highlighted an ab
faculty input on the Pre
Advisory Search Commit
SACUA - a nine-mem
ulty executive committee
by the Senate Assembly-
pointment in September a
lack of SACUA represents
the presidential searchc
tee. The committee, wh
in July, comprised solel
University's Board of Reg
eight faculty members,

WHAT IS YOURfavorite
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, though whom serve on SACUA.
sence of "Since SACUA had no involve-
sidential ment with the presidential search,
tee. we are not yet informed about the
iber fac- president-elect's unique qualifica-
e elected tions," said Astronomy Prof. Sally
- disap- Oey, a SACUA member. "We trust
bout the that he is an exceptional leader and
atives on we are excited to meet him and look
commit- forward to workingwithhim."
ich was Physics Prof. Finn Larsen,
y of the another SACUA member, shared
ents and similar sentiments regarding the
none of faculty's lack of prior information
aboutthe decision.
"This announcement is as
much news to me as it is to the
general public," Larsen said. "In
this situation, I look forward to
learn more about the new presi-
dent and his vision forthe Univer-
sity of Michigan."
In February of 2012, SACUA
passed a resolution urging the
ODAY! Board of Regents to ensure rep-
resentatives from the assembly
would have seats on the search
The board disregarded the
resolution, as they announced the
members of the committee in July
of 2013 appointing any assembly
SACUA responded with anoth-
er resolution over the summer
4 expressing their "disappoint-
ment" with the regents' decision.
However, Regent Andrea
Fischer Newman (R), chair of the
Board of Regents, spoke of faculty
involvement in the search process
during the board's special meet-
ing Friday morning.
"On July 18, 2013, the regents
announced the appointment of
a presidential advisory search
committee ... that included the
entire board of regents and a
truly outstanding set of faculty
members," Newman said. "I
want to personally thank the
faculty members of the Presiden-
tial Search Advisory Committee.
This powerhouse group of dis-
tinguished faculty played a vital
role in the selection process, and
served as representatives of the
faculty as a whole."
See SACUA, Page 8A

Long hunt for
Coleman's successor
completed in secret
Daily StaffReporter
At Friday's special meeting of
the Board of Regents, the next
president of the University stood
out as the man with the biggest
beard in the front row. But short
of that, very few members of the
audience knew who he was before
the regents proposed his appoint-
Secrecy has become a staple of
a university presidential search,
with the hunt for the 14th presi-
dent being no exception.
The announcement of Brown
University Provost Mark Schlis-
sel as University President Mary
Sue Coleman's successor came as
a surprise to most, defying many
predictions of possible candi-
Business senior Michael
Proppe, Central Student Govern-
ment president, said he learned of
the choice at the same time as the
rest of the University community.
"That is the first time I've heard
his name," Proppe said. "I'm get-
ting good atpronouncing it."
Even now, most details about
the process, negotiations and
other candidates considered in
the nearly yearlong search will
likely not be released.
"We don't really discuss any-
thing related about the inner
workings of the search process in
that respect," Regent Katherine
White (D), head of the Presiden-
tial Search Advisory Committee,
said Friday.
The University contracted
the executive search firm Rus-
sell Reynolds Associates in June
to assist in identifying potential
presidential candidates after
Coleman announced her plan to
retire in mid-2013.
According to documents
obtained by The Michigan Daily
through a Freedom of Informa-

tion Act Request, the Univer-
sity hired the firm in May for
$300,000 excluding any addi-
tional expenses. The contract also
included a $7,500 flat cost recov-
ery charge for expenses such as
courier fees, copying and online
The firm's associate expense
report through the third quarter
- which includes only a selection
of expenditures through Septem-
ber 2013 - totaled $12,250.69.
Alison Ranney and Ilene Nagel
were the chief Russell Reynolds
Associates consultants assigned
to the University's presidential
search. The documented expens-
es for their cross-country search
included airfare - specifically,
flights to Chicago, Baltimore and
Houston - hotel stays, car servic-
es and private meals with poten-
tial candidates.
On September 6, Nagel had
"breakfast with candidate for U"
for $72.06 - the only mention of
such a meeting in the reporting
The University redacted much
of the expense report to make it
difficult to determine the iden-
tity of candidates they were con-
sidering. Reports for expenses,
including the month leading up
to the breakfast with a candidate,
were not included in the FOIA
Ranney declined to comment
for this article.
Michael Poliakoff, vice presi-
dent of policy at the American
Council of Trustees and Alumni,
a non-profit organization that
works with faculty, alumni and
donors at colleges across the
United States, said search firms
should be used only for logistical
purposes, while the majority of
the search should be conducted
by the board.
But Poliakoff said the benefits
of secrecy also lend themselves to
the candidate's advantage.
"When you have secretive
searches, the candidates are in a
much better position to basically
shop and look for positions that
are more rewarding in one way

or another," Poliakoff said. "And
by not having to make a public
commitment to their candidacy,
that again strikes me as more and
more of the movement towards
the corporatization of executive
leadership in higher education."
Internally, the search com-
mittee gathered input within the
University from all corners of
campus to help them understand
what the community as a whole
was looking for in a president.
The announcement of the
committee last July came with
objection from members of the
Senate Assembly and students,
both of whom weren't represent-
ed on the committee.
Ata Senate Assembly meeting
on Sept. 23, members of SACUA
- a nine-member faculty execu-
tive committee elected by the
Senate Assembly - expressed
disappointment that they
weren't added to the search com-
"The final committee did
have faculty but we did try to
distinguish between regular
faculty and faculty who are in
administrative positions," said
Engineering Prof. Robert Ziff, a
SACUA member. "We felt there
should be regular faculty in the
Students also expressed dis-
satisfaction with their exclusion
from the committee, especially
since University alum Matt
Nolan, the 2002 Michigan
Assembly president, was includ-
ed during the last presidential
Proppe said he was surprised
there was no student on the
search committee, but believed
the forums would provide suf-
ficient input.
"I would've loved to see
student representation on the
search, but that being said, I'm
pleased the Board of Regents
was able to hold a lot of forums
with members of the commu-
nity," Proppe said.
In an interview on Sunday,
Andrea Fischer Newman, chair
See COST, Page 9A


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