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contnueuo prtest blog centered on Wolverine ath-
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Rackham student Joseph Bayer speaks about the role of Facebook in everyday life at the MCubed Symposium at Rackham Auditorium Thursday.cAtl et is run by a University alum and is
Athletic Department largely catered to University alum-
1de i d ni. The rally to fire University Ath-
decisionsI1a jr c1etiDirector Dave Brandon Sept.
30 was also initiated by a comment
By MICHAEL SUGERMAN on the MGoBlog site. The event
0 Daily StaffReporter ultimately mobilized current stu-
dents to gather outside of Universi-
ilIn a plea to disillusioned stu- ty President Mark Schlissel's house:
dents, CSG President Bobby and demand Brandon's immediate
Dishell, a Public Policy senior, dismissal.
Second annual In a different context, a 2012 when the University's Hu, interim vice president released a statement Wednesday Dishell met with Brandon
"cube" is a group of three Third Century initiative for research, and a keynote night discouragingthem fromboy- Thursday morning to discuss stu-
event inspires work University faculty members allotted $15 million for the by University President Mark cotting Saturday's football game dent concerns. Dishell said he will
from different departments. program, which aims to Schlissel. At noon, researchers "under the lights" against Penn reveal some ofthe department's
between departments Each cube is formed with the encourage interdisciplinary began to present their findings State. His end message: #StandBy- future plans early next week.
intention of solving global research. Of the $15 million, ina poster session. Blue. "We are the victors and best,"
By AMABEL KAROUB challenges that are too difficult each cube receives $60,000 One innovative project was Dishell was responding to a Dishell wrote in his statement."We
Daily StaffReporter or broad for a single discipline to begin their project. created in part by Associate loosely organized plan to protest create effective change from the
to take on..At the 2014 MCubed All cubes are required to Information Prof. Paul Conway. the game on MGoBlog. The boycott bleakest of challenges, we utilize
University President Symposium Thursday, the involve one undergraduate Conway's focuses on releasing would have students gather outside activism and enthusiasm to imple-
Emerita Mary Sue Coleman cubes presented their findings student, graduate student or live music to the public from the gates to each section before the ment new policies, and we strike
was known to spin the Cube from the past year. postdoctoral fellow to train the collections such as The Ark's game but not enter, subsequently out in new directions when the
each day on her way to work, This year was the second of next generation of researchers. in Ann Arbor. He said this giving the appearance of an empty chance presents itself."
but that's not the only cube the inaugural MCubed cycle. The day began with a music is currently inaccessible student section on national televi- "But we don't do these things
taking off on campus. MCubed was launched in May welcome speech from Jack See MCUBED, Page 3A sion. See BOYCOTT, Page 3A

GOVERNMENT
Survey shows
mixed political
participation

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respondents consistently chose
ily survey shows that they had no opinion as the
majority response.
ack of student This excluded questions gaug-
ing support for a raise to the min-
engagement imum wage and a raise in taxes to
fund education, which a majority
By SHOHAM GEVA of students supported.
Daily StaffReporter Furthermore, across the board
in state races, an overwhelming
dent voters can be a key percentage of respondents iden-
graphic for both Republi- tified as undecided, by margins
nd Democrats, but accord- ranging from 65 percent in the
a survey conducted by The race for Michigan's governor, to
gan Daily, candidates in 82 percent in the race for the 12th
gan still have some work District U.S House race, which
at the University to get stu- includes Ann Arbor in its borders.
attention. In the race for one of Michigan's
survey, which was sent out two U.S. Senate seats - the first
mail to 1600 undergradu- open Senate seat in the state in 20
udents late last month, was years following the retirement of
eted by about 200 students. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) - 73
ong respondents, fewer percent identified as undecided.
50 percent identified as The numbers aren't entirely
politically active or politi- surprising. Younger voters, both
informed. On most spe- those enrolled and not enrolled in
national policy and state college, are typically considered a
including support for lower-engagement demographic
unions, right to work as a whole when it comes to poli-
aspects of the Affordable tics, especially-in years without a
Act and a controversial presidential election.
gan law approved in 2013 A spring 2014 study by the
ing the purchase of an Harvard Institute of Politics on
onal rider for abortion cov- See SURVEY, Page 3A

VICKI LIU/Daily
Senior Hub Humphrey, a member of the University's men's gymnastics team, performs a pommel horse routine on
the Diag Thursday. The team won the their second consecutive NCAA championship in April
DETROIT
Speaker series exam--ines
issues with publicschools

RESEARCH
Tech Transfer
fiscal year
sets record
in research
Historic performance
involved new startups,
and inventions moving
to mass market
By MAYA SHANKAR
Daily StaffReporter
The University announced
Monday the Office of Technology
Transfer had a record-breaking
fiscal year 2014, reporting a con-
siderable increase in the number
of new inventions, agreements
and startups launched based on
research conducted at the Uni-
versity, including 439 new inven-
tions, 148 option and license
agreements and 14 startups.
The office serves as the Univer-
sity's primary unit for facilitating
movement of research technolo-
gies to the market, "as to gener-
ate benefits for the University, the
community and the general pub-
lic," according to their mission
statement.
Ken Nisbet, associate vice pres-
ident for research-technology
transfer at the University, attrib-
uted the success of the office's
performance this past year to
See TECH, Page 3A

Semester in Detroit
launches series to
engage with city
By NEALA BERKOWSKI
Daily StaffReporter
The Detroiters Speak Series
kicked off Thursday with the
hot topic of Detroit Public
Schools, prompting passion-
ate responses and conversation

regarding the future of educa-
tion in the city.
Semester in Detroit and the
University's Detroit Center are
co-sponsors of the six-week
public mini-course, which aims
to give students and the public
a better understanding of his-
toric and contemporary top-
ics in Detroit, Craig Regester,
associate director of SID, said.
This is the third time the mini-
course has been offered.
"We want people to feel like

they have a really thorough
introduction to complicated
challenges in the city as well
as to wonderful assets like the
music scene and the jazz scene,
which we'll talk about in the
future," Regester said. "So it's
not just about covering the
issues and the challenges. It's
a nice combination of what's
beautiful about Detroit, and
has been for a longtime, as well
as what's really challenging
See DETROIT, Page 3A

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