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From Page 1A
Despite the measures taken to
provide refuge from the weather,
homeless people in Ann Arbor
expressed the need for more aid.
"There is a humanitarian crisis
in Ann Arbor - it is not going to
go away if people do not deal with
it," Tracy Williams, one of the
homeless, said.
From Page 1A
Seiler said the reestablishment
of Gamma Phi Beta is an exciting
event for both the campus and
the community. The sorority has
a strong relationship with the
University that dates back to 1882
when the Beta chapter was first
installed. Recruitment will begin
next fall after Panhellenic Formal
"Being part of a sorority is an
exciting and unique opportunity
while in college, and the experi-
From Page 1A
This year, special events will
display India's culture and its role
in the world. Upcoming events
include a performance of Sufi
Muslim devotional music called
Qawwali, lectures, a weekly
From Page 1A
Brady Hoke, which features the
downhill run game prominently.
The Wolverines' offense fin-
ished the year ranked 86th,
averaging 373.5 yards per game.
Michigan ended its season with
a 7-6 record that culminated with
a 31-14 loss to Kansas State in the
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Dec.
After the Ohio State game,
Hoke told the Detroit News that
he anticipated all of the staff
returning and did not expect any
changes, saying that it was not a
"we'll see situation."
"Decisions like these are
never easy," Hoke said in a state-

Although many organizations
exist to aid the less fortunate in
Ann Arbor, Tate Williams, who
identified himself as a "win-
ter weather survivor" when he
addressed the Ann Arbor City
Council, described these shelters
as overburdened. Williams is an
advocate for allowing and inspir-
ing more people to aid the home-
Ann Arbor resident Sheri Wan-
der, who also spoke at the meet-
ence is lifelong," Seiler said.
Gamma Phi Beta has 130 active
chapters across the United States
and has over 190,000 collegiate
and alumnae members, according
to Maureen Walker, director of
marketing and communications
at Gamma Phi Beta International
The sorority is one of the ten
oldest women's organizations in
North America. Founded in 1874
by four women at Syracuse Uni-
versity, the sorority aims to build
confidence in women of charac-
ter while creating lasting friend-
Gamma Phi Beta will move
media piece and five exhibitions.
Forty-three courses within
the theme semester explore top-
ics like Islam in South Asia and
equality in India's 20th century.
LSA freshman Swathi Shan-
mugasundaram is enrolled in
ASIAN 220, an introductory
course on Asian religions. She
said the course's denotation as
ment to the Athletic Department
on Wednesday. "I have a great
amount of respect for Al as a foot-
ball coach and, more importantly,
as a person. I appreciate every-
thing he has done for Michigan
football for the past three sea-
Borges worked as an offensive
coordinator under Hoke for two
years at San Diego State before
following Hoke to Ann Arbor in
Borges spent much of this past
season under scrutiny for his
play calling - Michigan's ground
game wasfrequently stifled dueto
a youthful offensive line, and red-
shirt junior;quarterback Devin
Gardner often struggled under
pressure in the pocket.
The Wolverines' worst offen-
sive performance of the season

ing, said infrastructure needs to
be improved in order to help those
in need.
"There is no reason that, in a
city that has the resources and
the heart of Ann Arbor, for people
to be running around in sub-zero
degree weather, trying to figure
out, 'Is there an open hotel room?'
and 'Where can we get a little bit
of cash to put someone there?"'
into the current Delta Phi Epsilon
sorority house on South Univer-
sity Avenue in Fall 2015.
LSA sophomore Alyssa Gore-
nberg, president of the Universi-
ty's chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon,
said the national organization is
ensuring the sorority a new hous-
ing assignment for the fall of2015.
A location has not yet been decid-
ed, but the sorority will continue
to reside in the house until May
Gorenberg said the move is
not an issue because the sorority
has plenty of time to find another
housing location.
being part of the themed semester
course appealed to her.
"We have such a diverse stu-
dent population at Michigan,
many of whom have ancestral
links to India, and we certainly
hope that they will be enthused
bythe Theme Semester," Mir said.
came against Michigan State
on Nov. 2, where they garnered
minus-48 yards rushing and just
168 yards of total offense. Michi-
gan rushed for a negative amount
the following week against
Nebraska as well.
In Nussmeier's two years at
Alabama, the Crimson Tide went
24-3, including a 41-14 demoli-
tion of Michigan in his first game
on the job. His offense tended to
be less conservative than Saban's
previous offenses in Tuscaloosa.
In 2013, Alabama's offense was
17th nationally in scoring, 25th in
rushing, 48th in passing, 33rd in
total offense. The Crimson Tide
had a much bigger talent pool;
but playing against top-tier SEC
opponents, all of those numbers
outranked Michigan's production
this season.

Fallujah tribal leaders warn
aainst al- Qaida occupation

Iraqi government
prepares measures
to recapture city
after recent attacks
BAGHDAD (AP) - Tribal
leaders in the besieged city
of Fallujah warned al-Qaida-
linked fighters to leave to avoid
a military showdown, echoing
a call by Iraq's prime minis-
ter Wednesday that they give
up their fight as the govern-
ment pushes to regain control
of mainly Sunni areas west of
The warning came as gun-
men attacked an Iraqi army
barracks in a Sunni area north
of Baghdad, killing 12 soldiers.
Seven soldiers were wounded
in the assault in Diyala prov-
ince, authorities said.
The United Nations and the
Red Cross, meanwhile, said
Fallujah and nearby areas are
facing mounting humanitar-
ian concerns as food and water
supplies start to run out.
Sectarian tensions have been
on the rise for months in Sun-
ni-dominated Anbar province
as minority Sunnis protested
what they perceive as discrimi-
nation and random arrests by
the Shiite-led government.
Violence spiked after the Dec.
28 arrest of a Sunni lawmaker
sought on terrorism charges
and the government's disman-
tling of a year-old anti-govern-
ment Sunni protest camp in the
provincial capital of Ramadi.
Last week, al-Qaida-linked
gunmen seized control of
Ramadi and nearby Fallujah,
cities that were among the
bloodiest battlefields for U.S.
forces during the Iraq war. The
militants overran police sta-
tions and military posts, freed
prisoners and set up their own
The United States and Iran
have offered material help for
the Iraqi government but say
they won't send in troops.
Speaking in his weekly tele-
vision address, Prime Minis-

ter Nouri al-Maliki hinted of a
possible pardon for supporters
of al-Qaida's local branch, the
Islamic State of Iraq and the
Levant, or ISIL, if they abandon
the fight.
"The war that is being fought
by the Iraqi security forces,
tribes and all segments of Iraqi
society against al-Qaida and its
affiliates is a sacred war," he
said. "I call on those who were
lured to be part of the terror-
ism machine led by al-Qaida to
return to reason."
In exchange, he promised
that his government will "open
a new page to settle their cases
so that they won't be fuel for
the war that is led by al-Qaida."
Iraq's government has
rushed additional troops and
military equipment to Anbar
and has been carrying out air-
strikes in an effort to dislodge
the militants.
Skirmishes between Iraqi
forces and militants broke out
on the outskirts of Fallujah
and Ramadi again Wednesday,
according to witnesses, and
militants blew up a small bridge
on the edge of Ramadi, officials
in Anbar said. There was no
immediate report of casualties.
At least four crew members
were killed when a military
helicopter crashed in Anbar,
according to army and govern-
ment officials in the province
and state TV. The officials said
the cause was poor weather
conditions in the area and there
was no indication militants
brought it down. They spoke on
condition of anonymity because
they weren't authorized to
release the information.
Influential tribal leaders
have been meeting to try to
find a way out of the crisis and
demanded that al-Qaida mem-
bers holed up in Fallujah get out
of town, said provincial spokes-
man Dhari al-Rishawi.
"They agreed on expelling
ISIL from Fallujah. The told
them to withdraw ... or face
an attack by the tribes and the,
army," he said.
That message was echoed
over mosque loudspeakers late

Tuesday, which also called on
fleeing families to come back.
Al-Rishawi and residents
reached by phone in Fallujah
said at least some of the mili-
tants had left the city, which is
about 40 miles (65 kilometers)
west of Baghdad.
It was not clear how many
had gone, or whether they were
taking up new positions in dif-
ferent parts of the city.
"We, the residents and the
tribes, don't want al-Qaida in
the city. We don't want to see
the same violence we saw when
the Americans were here," said
Ayad al-Halbosi, a 22-year-old
teacher in Fallujah.
Markets in the city began
reopening Wednesday and some
families returned to their homes,
though residents complained
of shortages of fuel and cook-
ing gas. Civilian cars and trucks
were seen on the road and traffic
policemen were on the streets.
The militant gains in Anbar
are posing the most serious
challenge to the Shiite-led gov-
ernment since American forces
withdrew in late 2011 after
years ofbitter warfare following
the 2003 invasion that ousted
Saddam Hussein's Sunni-led
regime and propelled the for-
merly repressed Shiite majority
to power.
Vice President Joe Biden
spoke to al-Maliki for the sec-
ond time this week, voicing
support Wednesday for the
Baghdad government's effort
to regain control of Fallujah.
The White House said Biden
encouraged al-Maliki to con-
tinue talks with local, tribal and
national leaders and said Biden
welcomed al-Maliki's affirma-
tion that Iraqi elections will
occur as scheduled in April.
The U.N. envoy to Iraq,
Nickolay Mladenov, warned
that the humanitarian situation
in Anbar is likely to worsen as
military operations continue.
Food and water supplies in
Fallujah are beginning to run
out; and more than 5;000 fami-
lies have fled to neighboring
provinces to escape the fight-
ing, he said.

From Page 1A
ily refers to countries that
joined the EU in 2004 when it
underwent a significant enlarge-
ment. Although the countries
are grouped for the purposes of
the grant, History Prof. Brian
Porter-Szucs suggested that
grouping them together remains
confusing since they are not par-
ticularly new EU additions.
The grants will be administered
through the Weiser Center for
Europe and Eurasia, a member
of the University's International
Institute, starting this year.
Marysia Ostafin, the Center's

program director, said the new
grants align the Center's focus
on expanding opportunities for
students to engage this group of
countries and Kabcenell's person-
al connection to the region.
"(Kabcenell) lives in Hungary,
works in Hungary and is very
attached to that part of the
world," Ostafin said.
Political Science Prof. Anna
Grzymala-Busse, the academic
program director of the Weiser
Center, said the grants allow
exploration of Europe through
several unique lenses.
"The European Union is of course
a major power, there's a whole
post-Communist side of East-
ern Europe, there are places like

Prague and Poland which are
very different." Grzymala-Busse
said. "It's a great way to explore
Europe if you don't know much
about it."
The grants also shed light on less-
er-known areas of Europe, she
"The beauty of it is that there are
these places that are undiscov-
ered gems," Grzymala-Busse said.
Applications will be due in March
for the first summer cohort. The
center also provides several other
grant opportunities for research
and internships in Europe.

Mulally decides to remain at
Ford, turns down Microsoft

Oil train derails, engulled
in flames in rural Canada

Recent accidents
cause U.S. concern
over transportation
of oil via railways
wick (AP) - Officials in Canada
said a derailed freight train carry-
ing crude oil and propane contin-
uedtoburnWednesday,and about
150 residents remained evacuated
from their homes. There were no
deaths or injuries.
Of the 17 cars that derailed late
Tuesday in New Brunswick prov-
ince, five contain crude oil and
four contain liquefied petroleum
gas, officials said. Later Wednes-
day, the Canadian National Rail-
way said two of the cars carrying
liquefied petroleum gas and one
car carrying crude oil were on
"It is contained, but it is evolv-
ing," said Claude Mongeau, the
chief executive of CN.
The derailment in a sparsely
populated region, roughly 20
miles (32 kilometers) from the

U.S. border and northern Maine,
again raised concerns about the
increasing use of rail to transport
oil throughout North America. In
July, 47 people were killed in Lac-
Megantic, Quebec, when a train
carrying crude oil derailed.
A series of recent derailments
in North America have worried
both officials and residents close
to rail lines. On Dec. 30, an oil
train derailed and exploded in
North Dakota, causing the evacu-
ation of a nearby townbut no inju-
The train's brakes came on
unexpectedly, Canada's Trans-
portation Safety Board said based
on preliminary information from
the rail company and police.
"Preliminary reports were that
the train was proceeding, and
while proceeding experienced
what we call an undesired brake
application," said Daniel Hol-
brook, a manager with the safety
board. Holbrook also said the
crew found a broken axle.
Andrew Simpson, 30, was play-
ing cards with his uncle Tuesday
evening when the train in New

Brunswick went off the tracks
less than a mile (1.6 kilometers)
away. "The table just kind of rum-
bled, and out the window went a
real bright orange," he said. "We
looked out and the whole train
yard was on fire. We panicked and
called (emergency services)."
New Brunswick Premier David
Alward said there was minimal
impact onthe environment.
Sharon DeWitt, emergency
measures coordinator for the
nearby community of Plaster
Rock, said no one was killed or
injured. She said people were
evacuated within a two-kilometer
(1.24-mile) radius of the fire.
Officials said the regularly
scheduled freight train ran into
trouble around 7 p.m. Tuesday
about 150 kilometers (93 miles)
northwest of Fredericton. Cana-
dian National Railway spokes-
man Mark Hallman said two of
the crude train cars came from
Northern Alberta and three came
from southwestern Manitoba
and were destined for an Irving
Oil refinery in Saint John, New

CEO credited with
company's financial
upturn, improved
managment culture
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -
Alan Mulally is staying at Ford.
The CEO, who was rumored
to be in the running to become
Microsoft's next leader, told
The Associated Press Tuesday
that he won't leave the Dear-
born, Mich., automaker before
the end of 2014.
"I would like to end the
Microsoft speculation because
I have no other plans to do any-
thing other than serve Ford,"
Mulally said in an interview.
When asked if this should
end investor concern about his.
departure, Mulally said, "You
don't have to worry about me
leaving." Mulally wouldn't say
if he had talked to Microsoft
about becoming CEO. But he
said the speculation was a dis-
traction for Ford.
Mulally is credited with
returning Ford Motor Co. to
profitability and changing the
company's culture, putting an
end to widespread executive
infighting. Mulally said he will
stick with the plan to stay at
Ford through at least the end
of 2014. When Ford announced
that plan in November 2012, it
also promoted Mark Fields to
chief operating officer, mak-
ing him the likely successor to
Over the last few months,
there have been numerous
reports that Mulally was on
the short list of candidates
to replace Microsoft Corp.
CEO Steve Ballmer. Micro-
soft announced in August that
Ballmer plans to step down as

Daniel Ives, an analyst at
FBR Capital Markets, said in an
email that Mulally's decision
was a negative for Microsoft
because he was the front-run-
ner for the CEO job. But Micro-
soft wouldn't say Tuesday if
Mulally's announcement came
as a surprise.
"Out of respect for the pro-
cess and the potential candi-
dates, we don't comment on
individual names," a Microsoft
spokesman told the AP.
Ford shares rose 21 cents to
$15.59 in after-hours trading.
Microsoft shares fell 47 cents
to $36.94.
Mulally's withdrawal from
Microsoft's CEO derby further
shrinks the pool of company
outsiders who have been touted
as Ballmer's potential succes-
Steve Mollenkopf, the chief
operating officer of smart-
phone chip maker Qualcomm
Inc., was identified as a top
candidate in a Bloomberg
News report last month. But
Qualcomm quickly squelched
the speculation by announcing
plans to promote Mollenkopf to
CEO in March.
With Mulally out of the run-
ning, some of Ballmer's top
lieutenants might have a better
chance of replacing their boss.
The list of internal candidates
includes Satya Nadella, who
oversees the Microsoft's lucra-
tive business of selling comput-
er servers and online services
to other companies and govern-
ment agencies, and Tony Bates,
who joined Microsoft in 2011
when the company paid $8.5
billion for video calling service
Microsoft's pending acqui-
sition of Nokia's smartphone
business also has spurred talk
that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop
will replace Ballmer. Elop left

Microsoft in 2010 to join Nokia,
a mobile phone pioneer that
continued to lose market share
to Apple Inc.'s iPhone and
Android devices under Elop's
Mulally, 68, was trained as an
aeronautical engineer. He spent
36 years at Boeing Co. - and
was president of the company's
commercial airplane division -
before Ford Chairman Bill Ford
lured him to the struggling
automaker in 2006. He over-
came skepticism aboutbeing an
outsider in the insular ranks of
Detroit car guys by quickly pin-
pointing the reasons why Ford
was losing billions each year.
Just months into his tenure, he
mortgaged all of Ford's assets
- including its Blue Oval logo -
for a $23.5 billion loan to fund
a massive restructuring. It was
a prescient move that helped
Ford avoid the fate of General
Motors and Chrysler, which
both filed for bankruptcy pro-
tection in 2009.
During his tenure, Ford has
earned $32.9 billion in pre-
tax profit and its shares have
more than doubled. The com-
pany expects to earn $8.5 bil-
lion before taxes in 2013. But
it spooked some investors last
month when it said pretax prof-
its would be slightly lower in
2014 as it launches 23 vehicles
Mulally said Tuesday that
the 2014 results will be "abso-
lutely consistent with us invest-
ing even more in the enterprise
for long-term profitable
Erik Gordon, a business and
law professor at the University
of Michigan, said decision to
stay ensures an orderly transi-
tion to a new CEO.
"It's important for a com-
pany as complex as Ford to do
that," he said.





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