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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


in keynote

Kinesiology sophomore Capri'Nara Kendall participates insa demonstration organized by the Black Student Union in front of Hill Auditorium Monday. As a
follow-up to their #BBUM campaign the students announced seven demands and gave University administrators seven days to respond.
Protests call for inclusion

Social activist,
musician delivers
speech to celebrate
Dr. King's legacy
Daily StaffReporter
For the 28th annual Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Sympo-
sium, Hurry Belafonte, a social
activist and award-winning
musician, delivered the keynote
memorial lecture at Hill Audito-
Every year, the University
holds the largest Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day symposium of any
college in the nation. Along with
the keynote speech, the Univer-
sity held several other events that
examined the symposium's 2014
theme, "Power, Justice, Love:
Heal the Divide."
According to the symposium's
website, the notions of power,
justice and love were trans-
formed during the Civil Rights

Movement in the 1950s and
1960s. Together, these changed
concepts helped bridge the
divide created by racial violence
and inequality.
Belafonte, a noted singer and
songwriter, worked with King
and former President John F.
Kennedy during the Civil Rights
Movement. He was formerly a
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador,
promoting one of the United
Nations principal charitable
Belafonte called onthe attend-
ees to look for solutions to a
variety of systemic problems,
ranging from lingering racism to
violence agasint women, adding
that, "somewhere along the line
we (the nation) seemed to have
lost our moral compass."
During his speech, Belafonte
discussed issues the country cur-
rently faces, such as the unequal
distribution of wealth and its
connection to the prevalence of
racism and sexism in popular
Belafonte also recounted the
See KEYNOTE, Page 5A

BSU demands seven
initiatives aimed to
improve diversity
Daily StaffReporters
The protest lasted barely ten
minutes, but the ultimatum was
clear: seven demands, seven
Coinciding with Martin

Luther King, Jr. Dayon Monday,
students from the Black Student
Union protested the Universi-
ty's response to racial issues on
campus across Central Campus.
As the first wave of students
and staff filed out from social
activist Henry Belafonte's key-
note address at Hill Auditorium,
a line of about 15 students from
BSU were waiting on the steps,
signs in hand.
Engineering junior Rob-
ert Greenfield, BSU treasurer,
stepped onto a lamppost plat-

form and addressed a crowd of
about 30 people.
"What brings me here today
is not that social action is done.
What brings me here today is
the unfinished business of the
first three fights of the Black
action movement," Greenfield
LSA senior Erick Gavin, a
member of the BSU, took Green-
field's place on the lamppost
and laid out a concrete list of
demands, some of which were
addressed late last week by the

Business senior Shayla Scales,
who spoke last, demanded a
response from the University's
"We have heard the Universi-
ty use the phrase 'We are listen-
ing' since 1970, and I am tired of
waiting for a response. We are
tired of waiting for a response,"
Scales said. "We allow the
University seven days to end
negotiations and to come to con-
clusions on our seven demands."

MHacks moves
to Motor City
for third event
Three-day computer dents, who may not have even
known each other prior to the
programming expo event, were required to brain-
storm, design, build and dem-
draws 1200 student onstrate a piece of technology
within the event's 36-hour win-
participants dow.
While prizes are awarded for
By IAN DILLINGHAM the best creations, many partici-
DailyNews Editor pants said hackathons represent
the beginning of a transition in
DETROIT-While many peo- how colleges teach computer
ple from around the nation flood- science. Rather than traditional
ed into Detroit this weekend lecture-style instruction, hack-
for the annual North American athons focus on the project-
InternationalAuto Show, agroup based learning, which many
of computer science students view as more applicable to real-
made the journey for a different world industries.
reason. Engineering junior Dylan
Hosted by MPowered and Hurd, one of the event's
Michigan Hackers, MHacks - a directors, said computer sci-
three-day computer program- ence programs across the
ming competition and expo country have been delving
- moved to Detroit this semes- in project-based learning -
ter to better suit the needs and which MHacks demonstrates.
mission of the event. This week- "A lot of schools are seeing
end's event was the third pre- that learning extends beyond the
sentation of the hackathon at classroom - it's about know-
the University in the last two ing how to work in a real-world
years. environment," Hurd said. "I
Following the format of pre- think the University does a
vious years, teams of four stu- See MHACKS;Page5A

Students, faculty fill the Michigan Union's new Starbucks in its soft opening Monday.
Private preview kicks off
opening of new Starbucks

develop new
video games
in contest
Wolverine Software
hosts intensive
48-hour competition
Daily StaffReporter
A video game can take up to
100 professional developers and
over a year to create, but this past
weekend, 70 University students
created them in teams of four in
only 48 hours.
Wolverine Software, a student
group dedicated to the develop-
ing video games, ran the 48-Hour
Game Jam competition, which
began its run Friday evening at
6:30 p.m. and ended Sunday at
7:00 p.m. in the Duderstadt Cen-
ter on North Campus.
At the end of the 48th hour,
students played each other's
games and ranked their top three
favorites. Judges also scored the
games on various aspects includ-
ing gameplay, creativity and
originality, visuals, audio, polish
and bugs, and the incorporation
of the theme.
See GAMES, Page SA

Coffee chain serves
as final addition to
Union eateries
Daily StaffReporter
Let the caffination begin. Or
not, decaf's fine too.
Starbucks opened its Michi-
gan Union location at a private
preview event Monday morn-

ing and will host its grand
opening Tuesday. The coffee
chain joined a host of recent
additions including Ahmo's
Gyros and Deli and Au Bon
Starbucks occupies the
space next the Union Court-
yard that previously held
Amer's Mediterranean Deli,
which closed in May after its
reapplication for the space
was rejected. The location will
serve coffee beverages, sand-

wiches, baked goods and other
items, similar to other loca-
tions near campus on South
University Avenue and State
Street. One unique factor from
the other stores, however, is
that the Union location will
accept Blue Bucks.
Michigan Union director
Susan Pile said she hoped the
addition of Starbucks - as well
as Au Bon Pain, which opened
Jan. 7 - will bring more activ-

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