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ACADEMICS
Provost to
honor six
scholarship
nominees

JAMES COLLER/Daily
The new Blimpy Burger on S. Ashley Street hosted a soft opening Thursday. The original location was closed in 2013 to make room for the new Munger
Graduate Residence Hall.
Buimpy Burg 1'er hosts soft
opening at new location

Students to compete
for overseas study as
Rhodes, Marshall,
Mitchell scholars
By AMABEL KAROUB
Daily Staff Reporter
Six University students have
been nominated to represent the
leaders and best overseas.
The University Provost's Coun-
cil on Student Honors has nomi-
nated six students for three of
academia's most prestigious schol-
arships - the Rhodes Scholarship
at Oxford University, the Marshall
Scholarship, which places students
in the United Kingdom and the
Mitchell Scholarship in Ireland.
The University's nominees are
LSA senior Ana Guay, LSA gradu-
ate Zeinab Khalil, LSA senior
Stephanie Leitzel, LSA graduate
David Moore, LSA senior James
Nadel, and Kevin Bain, a Business
senior with dual enrollment in
LSA. These students will compete
with thousands of others for one

of the few coveted spots offered by
these elite scholarship organiza-
tions.
University Provost Martha Pol-
lack will host a reception Monday
where the nominated students
will speak. Students interested in
applying for the scholarships inthe
future are also invited to attend.
Leitzel was the only University
student nominated for the Mitch-
ell Scholarship. Leitzel said pro-
spective students first apply to a
University committee that selects
the nominees.
"You prepare for it for quite
a while," she said. "You apply to
Michigan first and there's a com-
mittee at Michigan that selects
people for the Rhodes, Marshall,
and Mitchell."
Leitzel decided to apply to the
Mitchell Scholarship because of
her fascination with Irish culture
and history. The Mitchell Schol-
arship awards as many as 12 win-
ners per funded year of study at
any university in Ireland. Leitzel
said the scholarship would be a
"perfect fit" for her, as she hopes
to become a historian with a spe-
See PROVOST, Page 3A

Ann Arbor favorite Blimpy Burger held an opera-
tional soft-launch Thursday in
aims to celebrate preparation for an anticipated
full opening late next week.
grand reopening Rich Magner, owner of
Blimpy for more than 20 years,
next week said he invited about 50 people
to the restaurant Thursday,
By WILL GREENBERG calling it a "test run" for his
Daily News Editor staff at the new location. Mag-
ner said he invited investors,
Blimpy is back. construction workers and oth-
At its new location on Ashley ers involved in getting the res-
and West Liberty streets, the taurant up and running.
historic, Ann Arbor-favorite "It went well; people seemed

to like it," Magner said.
Following 60 years at its
South Division Street location,
Blimpy Burger was displaced
in 2013 after the University
purchased the property for $1.5
million to build the Munger
Graduate Residence Hall.
The graduate residence hall
was funded in large part by a
$110 million donation from Uni-
versity alum Charles Munger, a
real estate mogul. At the time,
the donation was the largest
in University history, though it

was topped a few months later
by a $200 million donation
from fellow real estate magnate
Stephen Ross. The residence
hall, projected to cost $188 mil-
lion and house 600 graduate
students, is expected to open in
fall 2015.
Magner said moving Blimpy
Burger into its new home took
longer than he had originally
hoped. After looking into a new
location that didn't work out,
Magner signed the lease for the
See BLIMPY, Page 3A

ELECTION 2014
Peters calls for
1 ff
loan reform
climate action

U.S.
air
ec

Senate candidate for more than 20 years. He also
served in the U.S. Navy Reserve
rs to stimulate from 1993 to 200S, rising to the
rank of Lieutenant Commander.
onomic growth The Pontiac native received his
undergraduate degree from Alma
By BEN ATLAS College, earned an MBA from the
Daily Staff Reporter University of Detroit Mercy, a law
degree from Wayne State Univer-
six-term Sen. Carl Levin's sity Law School and a master's
h.) retirement, the election degree in philosophy from Michi-
chigan's first open seat in gan State University.
. Senate race in 20 years is A recent poll from Public Policy
ay. In a midterm cycle that Polling has Peters leading Repub-
pell the end of Democratic lican opponent Terri Lynn Land
of the Senate, Rep. Gary 47 percent to 40 percent. Here is
D-Mich.)hopes to keep the where Peters stands in five policy
:hin his party. areas:

JUDICIAL RACE
Probate
judge race
focuses on
experience
Julia Owdzie,
Tracy Van den
Bergh square off
By EMMA KERR
Daily Staff Reporter
Following August's five-way
primary, two judges remain
in contest for the Washtenaw
County Probate Court judi-
cial seat in the Nov. 4 election:
incumbent Julia Owdziej and
Tracy Van den Bergh.
Owdziej was appointed to
her current seat as Probate
Court judge by Republican Gov.
Rick Snyder last June after the
retirement of Nancy Wheeler,
the former Washtenaw County
probate judge. Owdziej and Van
den Bergh received the most
votes out of the five primary
candidates, with 31 percent and
28 percent, respectively.
Owdziej has served for
nearly 15 years as a juvenile
court referee, a position that
handles juvenile abuse and
See JUDGE, Page 3A

With
(D-Mic
for Mit
the U.S
underw
could s
control
Peters (
seat wit

A new ArborBike station was recently installed outside of South Quad, which is one of five across Ann Arhor.
ArborBike kiosks open
to students,2 residents

From 2009 to 2013, Peters
served Michigan's 9th Congres-
sional District - made up mostly
of suburban Oakland County -
and has represented the redrawn
14th district since 2013. Prior to his
election to Congress, Peters served
for almost five years as the state's
lottery commissioner and was a
member of the Michigan State
Senate from 1995 to 2002.
Before entering politics, Peters
worked as a financial adviser at
Merrill Lynch and Paine Webber

Jobs, economy and the deficit
One of Peters' top priorities in
Congress has been to. stimulate
economic growth by support-
ing small businesses. In 2010 he
co-sponsored the Small Business
Jobs Act, which funded state pro-
grams that lend to small busi-
nesses and manufacturers. He has
also emphasized the importance of
entrepreneurship and startups in
creating jobs and is a co-chair of
See PETERS, Page 3A

Program offers
five on-campus
locations
By TANYA MADHANI
For the Daily
Ann Arbor's first bikeshare
program, ArborBike, is up and
running, with locations both
on and off campus for student

and city resident use.
The Clean Energy Coali-
tion, a nonprofit environ-
mental organization based
downtown, is working in part-
nership with the University,
the Ann Arbor Area Trans-
portation Authority and the
city of Ann Arbor, launched
its first bikeshare program
Thursday.
ArborBike will ultimately
have 14 stations around the

city by the spring, five of
which will be on campus. Rid-
ers rent bikes using an elec-
tronic check kiosk and are
able to return them to any of
the stations.
"(Former University Presi-
dent Mary Sue Coleman) had
pitched the idea to us when
she had visited a bike share
community and felt this was
something that would ben-
See BIKE, Page 3A

They have an award for that
Trophies, trophies. (And
Michigan has won 22 of 23.) INSIDE
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