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TOP LEFT Republican Gov. Rick
Snyder celebrates his victory
Tuesday night with supporters at
the Michigan Republican Party's
watch party in Detroit. (JAMES
BOTTOM LEFT Secretary of
State candidate Godfrey Dillard
(D) speaks at the Democratic
Watch Party at MGM Grand in
Detroit Tuesday. (AMANDA
RIGHT The more than 100-year-
old Fitz Refracting Telescope is
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Night at the
WHAT: Experience an
evening at the museum with
a planetarium show, story
time and a free dinosaur tour.
WHO: Museum of Natural
WHEN: Today from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Ruthven
Museums Building
Zumba at
WHAT: Join a free Zumba
exercise session at the
Trotter Multicultural
WHO: Trotter Multicultural
WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Trotter
Multicultural Center
Recreation Room

Volunteering: Residential Shakespeare's
Readers & Best College readings Othello

WHAT: Volunteers from
across campus are needed
to read to children inAnn
Arbor elementary schools.
WHO: Ginsberg Center
Literacy Initiatives
WHEN: Today from noon
to 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Ann Arbor

WHAT: Authors who are
featured in "Midwestern
Gothic" and "Great Lakes
Review" will read some of
their work.
WHO: Residential College
WHEN: Today from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
WHERE: East Quad -
Benzinger Library

Diabetes Tom Chapin
Health Fair at The Ark

WHAT: The Rude
Mechanicals perform
"Othello," a classic
Shakespeare play.
WHO: Rude Mechanicals
WHEN: Today from
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Mendelssohn
WHAT: Campus a
cappella groups will
hold a performance,
presented by the Michigan
A Cappella Council.
WHO: Michigan
Union Ticket Office
WHEN: Tomorrow at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham
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. DA
In the middle of October,
President Barack Obama
wrote to Iran's Supreme
Leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei, saying the U.S.
and Iran should cooperate
against ISIS and Iran should
make a nuclear deal, The Wall
Street Journal reported.
Forty-six years ago
today, Michigan hockey
coach Red Berenson
scored six goals in a single
NHL game. At 74 years old,
Berenson might not talk
about the feat much, but he
still has a knack for scoring.
New Zealand police
have charged Phil Rudd,
the drummer of AC/
DC, in a murder plot, CNN
reported. The 60-year-old
rockstar purportedly tried
to have two men killed by
a hitman. Rudd has been
released on bail.

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WHAT: The University
is hosting its 8th annual
Diabetes Health Fair. Learn
about the disease and eat
some healthful food cooked
by a famous Food Network
WHO: Comprehensive
Diabetes Center
WHEN: Tomorrow from 9
a.m. tolp.m.
WHERE: Sheraton Ann
Arbor Hotel

WHAT: Chapin is awell-
known singer for both adult
and children's audiences.
He has received multiple
Grammy nominations and
has been a staple on the folk
music scene.
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Today at8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark, 316 S.
Main St.

Council considers
cold-weather shelter

Mobile technology
impacts 'U' learning

Report recommends
expanding warming
stations for homeless
Daily StaffReporter
With a relatively light agen-
da, Thursday's lame-duck City
Council session featured dis-
cussion on affordable housing
and the Washtenaw County
Office of Community and Eco-
nomic Development's report on
providing shelter for those in
need during this winter.
Following last winter's
extreme weather, the office
formed a response workgroup
to better respond to the chal-
lenges faced by the homeless
during extreme winter weather.
This workgroup, which began
meeting over the summer, lis-
tened to the city's concerns and

formulated ways to improve
services and shelter offerings.
Mary Jo Callan, director of
the office of Community and
Economic Development, and
Ellen Schulmeister, executive
director of the Shelter Asso-
ciation of Washtenaw County,
went before the Council to pro-
pose four recommendations
to improve shelter services,
carrying an estimated cost of
Callan said this set of recom-
mendations includes expand-
ing overnight warming centers
to three churches on a rotat-
ing basis, expanding a daytime
warming center at the Delonis
Center, expanding services at the
Ann Arbor District Library and
increasing funding for hotel and
motel stays through Community
Support and Treatment Services.
While presenting the report,
Callan emphasized the impor-
tance of overnight and daytime

warming centers.
Last year, she said the Delo-
nis Centerconstantly struggled
with overcrowding.
"There were nights when
they had 89 people in a space
designed for SO," Callan said.
"That's too many."
Mayor John Hieftje (D) said
he learned 40 percent of the
people cared for at the shel-
ter were not from Washtenaw
He said that while no one was
turned away from the shelter,
the resulting overcrowding took
a toll on the staff.
"The staff at the shelter was
strained to the very breaking
point and they managed to pull
that off," Hieftje said.
With discussion of homeless-
ness, Callan stressed that these
recommendations aren't a per-
manent solution to homeless-
ness and affordable housing.
"This is not a recommenda-
tion for how to solve homeless-
ness this winter," she said. "It is
a set of recommendations that
really looks at some immediate
safety solutions."
In regard to affordable hous-
ing, Hieftje clarified that the
city cannot mandate affordable
housing. Instead, he said it is a
complex process that requires
collaboration with nonprof-
its and the Ann Arbor Hous-
ing Commission, among other
"We have to work with the
availability of tax-credit financ-
ing," Hieftje said. "We have to
work with people who might be
willing to build that."
Callan said this issue of
homelessness correlates with
affordable housing, an issue
that has been discussed numer-
ous times at Council meetings.
"Until we have enough of
affordable housing and appro-
priate substance use and mental
health treatment, we're going
to have folks who are homeless,"
Callan said. "It's a huge chal-
lenge for policymakers."

Daily StaffReporter
As digital products1
increasingly integrated
everydaylife, many camps
nizations are purchasing
ware such as Google Gh
other types of wearable t
ogy to keep up.
Several University uni
already incorporated thes
ucts into their curricula,
ing the College of Engin
which has purchased 3t
ers, two pairs of Google GI
a number of GoPro camer
Sarah Bachleda, comp
tion and marketing ma
the Center for Entreprene
said the purchases were i
bystudents' interests.
"Beinga hub of inno-
vation, (we) believe that
it's pretty important for
students to have easy
access to hardware and
software that will con-
nect them to the future
and where the indus-
try is going," Bachleda
said. "The tools are also
there to inspire students
can learn from some of tl
nologies we have here a
new ways to use them."
Some of the gadget
as the GoPro cameras, a
incorporated into Entrep
ship Hour - a course he
each week that hosts en
neurs from cutting-edge
In addition, the Jum
Grant competition, which
ported by a grant from th
of the Provost and provide
to student startups, has
new round called "Solve i
it." Students apply by exi
how they would usea mak
If they are chosen, they
an actual kit, use it to c
product and pitch their p
for a chance to win ad
grant funding.
Outside the classroom
Creator Space is-a stud

'ORD workspace and program for stu- sidering it
r dents interested in building start- was a steal
ups. The group allows students to "Going
become brainstorm ideas collaboratively, see more
1 into interact with professionals in the ful, veryu
us orga- buddingtechnologyindustryand cally adva
g hard- use new hardware products. This market for
ass and year, the space has 42 creators Erdmanns
echnol- who do everything from making MHack
sweatshirts to hacking. twice per
ts have Though Google Glass is a work Hackers ar
e prod- in progress, Shift has acquired new prods
includ- Google Cardboard, avirtual real- ing the ev
seering, ity toolkit0 dual computer moni- hardware
print- tors and Myo armbands, which Myo armb
lass and read the electric activity of a Michiga
as. user's arm muscles to control his Matthew
munica- or her phone, television or com- ing junior,
ven for puter. nology ac
eurship, Business junior Spencer Peter- students is
nspired son, a Shift leadership member, "We're1
said even for less tech-focused whatthe f
"We're giving them a sense
of what the future is."
so they people, the products are great to MHack
he tech- have around. Rajagopal
nd find "It's really cool to see how the sophomor
technology works, where it can is for stun
s, such be applied, where it's headed," and major
are also he said"It's a great thing for our "A lot o
reneur- sponsors because they get to have ing, 'Hey,
ld once us use it and show them ways in to code,
trepre- which their product can be used really awn
compa- that they haven't thought of." "Through
As an ambassador for Google, becoming
p Start Peterson helps gauge how stu- plinary."
is sup- dents are using the products as Erdmao
e Office well as where they find the most increasing
is funds value. devices cc
added a The hardware is also helpful other as w
t, Make for students creating their own "There'
plaining technologies. For example, a for- and develi
ker's kit. mer member used an Oculus Rift, our mobil
receive which is a virtual reality headset tate with,
reate a used in 3D gaming, and synced it with our,
roposal with a Wii controller to a broom- with that
ditional stick and created a virtual game has come
of Quidditch. ware," he
a, Shift: Shift bought the Oculus Rift continuet
ent-run for $300, but Erdmann said con- forward."

s capabilities, the price
forward, I think we'll
and more very power-
useful and technologi-
nced products on the
rincredibly low prices,"
s, an event sponsored
r year by Michigan
nd MPowered, features
ucts each season. Dur-
vents, sponsors donate
products, such as the
an Hackers President
Stewart, an Engineer-
said making the tech-
cessible to interested
s key.
giving them a sense of
uture is," he said.
Some of the devic-
es are given to stu-
dents as prizes and
some accumulate in
Michigan Hackers'
warehouse, where
students involved
can play with the
gadgets and use them
for various projects.
s Director Vikram
an, an Information
e, said the technology
dents from all schools
f other people are say-
if I just learn how
I can create all this
esome stuff,"' he said.
that, technology is
a ton more interdisci-
nn said technology is
ly changing the way
ommunicate with each
s been a lot of research
opment in how we get
e devices to communi-
our home, with our car,
washer and drier, and
t intellectual interest
a new interest in hard-
said. "And I think we'll
to see that trend move



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