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Rackham student Megan Watt and LSA freshman Alex Kime raise money for the Jail and Bait fundraiserduring MRelay at Palmer Field Saturday.
MRelay raises awareness,
$300K for cancer resear c
Task force team to
meet with federal
By WILL GREENBERG
Daily News Editor
Two months after its formation,
a special Central Student
Government task force has issued
its findings and recommendations
in regards to the University's
handling of former Michigan
football kicker Brendan Gibbons'
sexual misconduct case.
Led by CSG Vice President
Bobby Dishell, a Public Policy
junior and CSG president-elect, the
task force investigatedthe Office of
Student Conflict Resolution's han-
dling of the case. OSCR is respon-
sible for facilitating disciplinary
proceedings against students.
Shortly after The Michigan
Daily reported the permanent sep-
aration of Gibbons from the Uni-
versity, CSG formed a task force to
examine the University's relatively
new Student Sexual Misconduct
Policy and review its handling of
the Gibbons case. According to
documents reviewed by the Daily,
the violation of the Student Sex-
ual Misconduct Policy stemmed
from an incident reported to have
occurred Nov. 22, 2009.
Dishell said the task force will
meet Wednesday with the Depart-
ment of Education Office of Civil
Rights officials conducting the
federal investigation to discuss its
findings. He said the investigators
requested a meeting in late March.
The task force found that the
University "failed to explain the
four-year delay between Brendan
Gibbons' conduct and the perma-
nent separation," that it "failed to
investigate third-party complaints
of Gibbons' conduct within sixty
days of receiving the complaint,"
and that they believe "Brady Hoke
knowingly issued false statements
in December 2013 concerning the
status of Gibbons."
The findings cite an August
2013 phone call complaint to
See CSG, Page 3A
Annual event draws
nearly 1,900 student
By CHARLOTTE JENKINS
For 24 hours, students,
survivors, caregivers and
community members gathered
at Palmer Field for MRelay, the
University's annual Relay for
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Saturday and ending at 10
a.m. Sunday, a host of student
organizations gathered to
participate in the relay, which
is one of hundreds held globally
to raise awareness and funds
for the American Cancer
Society. To participate, each
team has one member walking
the track at any given time.
About 1,900 students
registered for the event and 102
teams signed up. Many teams
were composed of members of
student organizations, Greek
Life and Club Sports teams.
MRelay leaders estimate that
3,000 to 5,000 people walked
the event during the day.
This year's event surpassed
the goal of $315,000 to raise
$316,041.08. MRelay will
continue to accept donations
through August. Last year's
MRelay raised about $312,000.
The relay is an opportunity
for those affected by cancer to
receive support and share their
stories. The event includes a
Luminaria Ceremony, which
commemorates those who lost
their battle with cancer by
placing a lighted paper latern
on the track in their honor
Business senior Kirby Jacobs,
a member of the MRelay senior
leadership team, said she most
anticipated speaking in honor
of her mother, who passed
away last summer from cancer,
during the ceremony.
"She was my hero, my every-
thing," Jacobs said. "I knew I
See MRELAY, Page 3A
rst Music Con' genre, Music Con is a conference
that brings veterans of the music
atures panel of industry to students who hope to
pursue a musical career.
}cal musicians The five-hour event helped
develop and strengthen the skills
By AMIA DAVIS of aspiring musicians looking to
Daily StaffReporter take the next step in their careers.
As the event's first speaker, Altru-
ryone in this room is a da discussed some of the basics of
r of the Great Ape family." the music industry.
thew Altruda, radio host of To be successful, Altruda
I's Tree Town Sound and said a musician needs to ask for
The One to Watch in 2013" advice and take advantage of
narbor.com, said during opportunities.
ynote address in a room "Being in the music industry is
with students and music being able to kick yourself in the
ionals. butt and do things you are not
Altruda was not talking comfortable doing," he said.
evolution-he was talking Altruda added that musicians
the development of music need to evolve in a society where
w humans were creatures technology is always improving
sical passion since the and sending out new information
an era. at a fast pace.
2014 Music Con called "If you are not willing to evolve,
spiring musicians into the youwillbe leftinthe dust,"Altruda
Sunday afternoon. Pre- said.
by Stamp Nation, a student Following the keynote, a panel
zation that supporte campus of music industry professionals
ans by expos- answered various questions from
heir music the audience.
ess of See STAMPS, Page 3A
Kinesiology freshman Jacob Wawro competes at the Man vs. Spoon event to raise money for Relay for Life,
hosted by Spoon University at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house Friday.
Magoazine's eating contest
raises funds for research
LSA freshman to be
second student to
run in past two years
By EMMA KERR
For the secondelectionin arow,
a University student is running
for Ann Arbor City Council.
LSA freshman Sam McMullen
officially launched his campaign
for the open seat in Ward 3 on the
City Council Monday.
McMullen is currently running
against two other candidates,
Julie Grand, a lecturer at
the University of Michigan,
Dearborn, and Bob Dascola, a
barber based in Ann Arbor.
Though McMullen has student
status, he meets the residential
requirements as a lifelong resi-
dent of Ann Arbor and obtained
the necessary signatures needed
to run on April 11, despite the
10-year age gap between him and
new event adds to
By EMILIE PLESSET
Amid sunshine and
temperatures in the 60s,
students gathered to
witness the University's
food publication Spoon's
first "Man vs. Spoon" eating
Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity
lawn Friday afternoon.
The event raised money
for Spoon University's team
for MRelay-the University's
Relay for Life event, a 24-hour
relay that raises money and
awareness for cancer. The
event raised more than $200,
adding to their previously
raised $1,000, according to
LSA senior Jordan Korn,
Spoon University business
"We wanted to do
something fun that could be
outside," Korn said. "Since
we're a food-related website,
it would be fun to do some
kind of eating competition."
Spoon University is in its
first year at the University.
The publication began at
Northwestern University in
2012 and has chapters at 35
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