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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, November 7, 2014


ban upheld
in court

Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje (D) leads his final meeting at the Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Thursday.
Hieftje leads hi last ci ty


council meeting as mayor
ristopher Taylor for Councilmembers Sally Hart I also want to mention all the City Administrator Steve Pow-
Petersen (D-Ward 2) and Margie councilmembers that I had the ers thanked Hieftje and council-
take the helm at Teall (D-Ward 4), as well as mayor opportunity to serve with over members Teall and Petersen for
John Hieftje, who will be succeed- the years." their work on the Council at their
next session ed by current Councilmember He also expressed gratitude to final meeting Thursday.
Christopher Taylor (D-Ward 3). the people of Ann Arbor for the "You will be missed and we are
By EMMA KERR and When all was said and done, support he received. He said he sorry to see you go," Powers said.
JACK TURMAN Hieftje received a standing ova- was thankful for the people who "Please accept our gratitude for
Daily StaffReporters tion from councilmembers after followed Council meetings and your service and support."
his closingspeech, and he thanked spoke to the Council. Hieftje said As for the future, Hieftje said
ursday night's City Council councilmembers and city staff. the Council benefitted from these he plans to stay in Ann Arbor and
ng marked the end of an era. "I think you have all served gestures and the people's engage- livea simple life.
weekly session was the last very well," Hieftje said. "But, ments in city issues. See HIEFTJE, Page 3

Decision differs
from recent
rulings across
the nation
The ban against same-sex
marriage in Michigan was
upheld in a decision announced
by the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Sixth Circuit on Thursday
afternoon, reversing a March
decision from the district
The three-member panel
of judges in the case, who first
heard oral arguments from
both sides in August, along with
five other cases from the region,
voted 2-1 to uphold the ban.
This decision is the first from a
circuit court to uphold a ban on
same-sex marriage following
multiple decisions nationwide
that have made same-sex mar-

riage legal in 35 states.
Thursday's decision also
encompassed rulings against
more narrow measures sur-
rounding the recognition of
same-sex marriages'performed
outside ofMichigan andofdeath
and birth certificate rights for
same-sex couples, both stem-
ming from cases brought by the
other atates in the Sixth Circuit.
The majority opinion in the
case, written by Judge Jeffrey
Sutton, framed the eventual
legalization of same-sex mar-
riage as an inevitability, but
upheld the ban based on one
key issue: whether the decision
on the legalization of same-sex
marriage should be made by the
"Our judicial commissions
did not come with such a sweep-
ing grant of authority, one that
would allow just three of us -
just two of us in truth - to make
such a vital policy call for the 32
million citizens who live within
the four States of the Sixth Cir-
See MARRIAGE, Page 3


discusses peace

LSA Senior Colleen Rathz, event coordinator for Food Recovery Network, talks at the third annual Food for Thought dinner
Thursday night.
Student oup works to
eliminate food waste

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ood for Thought not only participate in food recov-
ery but alsoto share its importance
ksito recycle excess with University students.
"We go to local businesses
om dining halls in Ann Arbor and we get their
recovered food, which is food
By CARLY NOAH that hasn't been served but would
For TheDaily typically go to waste, and we
have dinner with our members
the beginning of the third and volunteers and people at the
i Food for Thought dinner, University who are interested in
enior Rachel Ross posed a sustainability and food waste,"
on to the group. she said.
here does the food go?" she At the dinner, participants
helped themselves to bagels, sal-
ts was referring to food ads and other excess food donat-
s from the University's ed by businesses in Ann Arbor.
g hall; their final destina- LSA junior Rob Luzynski tried
central topic of Thurs- eating recovered food for the first
vening's event. Hosted by time and said he found the expe-
niversity's chapter of the rience meaningful.
Recovery Network, the "It's both a social justice issue
ring drew a crowd of 20 and also an environmental issue.
nts. That's my favorite thing to do
N communications director - give the food to people who
Flowers, an LSA senior, said will use it or specifically people
rpose of the dinner was to who need it," he said. "It's really

important that we reduce our
energy needs and there are peo-
ple that are hungry or people that
could use some extra food and it's
being wasted."
Food recovered from campus
dining is given to Food Gatherers
food bank, and is then distributed
to those in need in Washtenaw
County. The organization is cur-
rently recovering food from East
Quad Residence Hall, the Hill
Dining Center, and Mary Mark-
ley Residence Hall. The chapter
hopes to be eventually be actively
recovering food from all dining
FRN outreach coordinator
Madi Togrul, an LSA junior,
noted the importance of commu-
nity waste and raising awareness
about food recovery.
"One in seven people in Washt-
enaw County are food insecure,
which means they don't know
where their next meal is coming
See FOOD, Page 3

Middle East
expert talk covers
potential for
two-state solution
Daily StaffReporter
Discussions of the Israeli-
Palestinian conflict continued
Thursday as a member of Sec-
retary of State John Kerry's
negotiating team spoke to a
crowd of more than 60 stu-
dents and community mem-
David Makovsky, profes-
sor of Middle East studies at
Johns Hopkins University,
lead the lecture in South Hall.
Makovsky is also a Ziegler
Distinguished Fellow and the
Director of the Project on the
Middle East Peace Process at
the Washington Institute for
Near East Policy.
Over a 10-month period,
Makovsky worked with
Kerry on peace negotiations
between Palestinians and
Israelis and over territory in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Though Kerry hoped to reach
a final status agreement by
April 2014, the talks ultimate-
ly fell apart last spring.
"When Secretary Kerry
came in as Secretary of State
and made this a priority, he
said, 'How can it be that both
sides want a two-state solu-
tion? Each one is doing it for
their own self-interest of
course, but they overlap. Why
can't we take this issue and
move on it?"'

Despite intense nego-
tiations, Makovsky said the
teams were able to narrow,
but not close, gaps during
framework talks. He said this
occurred in part because risk-
averse leaders did not want
to jump too far ahead on the
most controversial and emo-
tionally charged issues. How-
ever, ie said Kerry's team was
able to assist in initiating a
ceasefire in August after vio-
lence erupted in the region for
much of the summer.
"The big thing for the gov-
ernment was trying to find
a way to end the Gaza War
and that meant a ceasefire,"
Makovsky said. "We had a
clear strategy that we want-
ed this war to end without
Hamas gaining, but reinstat-
ing the Palestinian Author-
ity in Gaza because Hamas
had taken over this place and
held the Gazans hostage since
During the lecture,
Makovsky also stressed the
importance of college-aged
students working to promote
values such as acceptance and
dialogue, rather than hostility
of conflict.
"I feel it's very important
that American campuses did
not import the politics of con-
frontation from the Middle
East but rather exports of pol-
itics of coexistence and of tol-
erance and pluralism that are
really hallmarks of American
society," he said. "I feel that as
being an eyewitness to official
dialogue between Israelis and
Palestinians, if they can sit at
the table and narrow their dif-
See KERRY, Page 3

Ford School
to relieve
Students develop
projects designed to
fix shortage in
East Lansing
Daily StaffReporter
The Spartans couldn't figure
it out, so they're commissioning
Wolverines to fix East Lansing's
parking woes.
The 2014 Ford School Case
Competition is an opportunity
for Public Policy graduate stu-
dents to work collaboratively to
address the parking needs in the
city of East Lansing. The inaugu-
ral kickoff event for the competi-
tion took place in Weill Hall on
Thursday night.
Teams of three to five Master
of Public Policy degree candidates
will collaborate in finding cre-
ative solutions to East Lansing's
parking issues. Home of Michi-
gan State University, the city
struggles to provide an adequate
number of spots for all students
and residents. The team with the
best solution will have the oppor-
tunity to present their proposal to
the East Lansing City Council. If
deemed feasible and efficient, it
might be implemented.
The idea for the Case Com-
petition was created last spring
from Ford School of Public Policy
graduate students. This competi-
tion evolved into medium term
cases of 10 days, as opposed to
solely a weekend or 24 hours -
all timeframes used for similar
Public Policy School competi-


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