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'U'considers woman's advocate
Forty years ago this week Twenty yearsago this week Fourteen years ago this week
(September 11, 1974) (September 8,1994) (September 12,2000)

The University re-opened the
post of woman's advocate, a post
previously closed because the
last advocate left the position for
"personal reasons."
The re-opening followed much
debate over whether the Univer-
sity still needed an advocate for
women, leading to a lengthy re-
evaluation of the position.
The Office of Special Ser-
vices and Programs launched
an 11-member search commit-
tee appointed by OSSP director
Libby Davenport. At the date of
the article, the team was already
sifting through more than 50
applications.

Following an alleged sexual
assault inside of the Michi-
gan Union, building officials
announced their plan to re-evalu-
ate the entrance policy and over-
all safety.
Many students expressed fear
over the standing policy, specifical-
ly whenallowingnon-studentsinto
the building, as both the survivor
and alleged perpetrator were not
affiliated with the University.
In response, the University
implemented more I.D. checks
at night and checks on "people
that look like they don't belong,"
James Smiley, Department of
Public Safety captain, said.

Howard King, a prominent
attorney for many music icons,
including Dr. Dre and Metallica,
asked the University to restrict
access to the notorious file-shar-
ing site, napster.com.
King also asked 10 other uni-
versities to also restrict access to
students to avoid potential copy-
right law infringement.
Napster CEO Hank Barry
urged students not to listen to
King as they are not liable for
.potential illegal action.
"Students who engage in per-
son-to-person file sharing are not
copyright infringers," Barry said.
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ROTC students prepare to leave for their training
week at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Friday
at the School of Dentistry Building.

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Poster sale Book lecture

I E LD HO0CK EY
New facilities
BY JASON RUBINSTEIN
Saturday marked the
inaugural game at the field
hockey team's newly reno-
vated Ocker Field. The $13.5
million facility gave the team
aneededboostintheirmatch
against William and Mary.
The Wolverines scored the
first two goals on the new
turfontheirwaytoa2-Owin.
GOL
Taking the title
BY DANNY VARGOVICK
Kyle Mueller and the
men's golf team captured
both the individual and
team titles, respectively, at
the Wolverine Invitational,
which finished play on Sun-
day. Both Mueller individu-
ally and the team collectively
finished the event at seven
under par.

Out of luck
BY NATHANIEL CLARK
The Michigan men's soc-
cer team struggled early
against Columbia, falling
two goals behind within
the first 20 minutes of play.
Despite a late surge in the
last 30 minutes, during
which the Wolverines out-
shot the Lions 5-4, Michigan
recorded a3-0 loss.
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Int'l relations
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As international diplo-
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ingly contentious, art and
culture stands in a place to
build bridges and mend old
wounds between nations.
However, cuts in funding
could threaten the nature of
such "cultural diplomacy."

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Success at Michigan and
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WHERE: RackhatinBldg.

WHAT: Author Jesse
Walker will discuss his
book about the legacy of
conspiracy theories in
American culture, "The
United States of Paranoia".
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invited to tourthe Hatcher
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President Barack Obama
has announced meetings
with Congressional lead-
ers and a televised address
this week to address military
policy regarding Islamic State
militants and future counter-
terroism efforts, Detroit Free
Press reported Sunday.
The Michigan football
team was shut out for
the time since 1984
on Saturday at Notre Dame,
31-0. It was the last sched-
uled game between the two
teams.
>> FOR MORE, SEE SPORTSMONDAY
Apparently opting
to protect his party's
policital security in the
upcoming November elections,
President Barack Obama
announced he would postpone
executive action related to
immigration policy, the New
Ydrk Times reported Satuhday.

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MHACKS
From Page 1A
future," according to the
event's website.
The 36-hour Hackathon,
where roughly 1,000 students
neglected sleep and, at points,
personal hygiene in the name of
creating hard and software, ran
this weekend: Sept. 5-7.
Last year's MHacks event cen-
tered on Detroit. Information
sophomore Vikram Rajagopa-
lan, the director of MHacks, said
prior to the event this Hackathon
would have alearningfocus.
"We are really focusing on
learning - not in watching a
course, but learning by doing," he
said. "We're gonna have Oculus
Rifts. We're gonna have a Tesla.
Similar to before, we're giving
people awesome new technol-
ogy and a chance to play with the
technology you haven't played
with before and build something

awesome with it."
With this in mind, it's not sur-
prising that there were a smat-
tering of high school students
in attendance. One of these was
Cole Hudson, a ninth grader at
Fremont High School. His moth-
er drove him to the Hackathon
from their small town in western
Michigan.
"I'm here to learn," Hudson
said. "Experience, I guess, is
what I'm looking to get out of
this experience. I mean, I've
never been around nearly this
many people interested in com-
puter programming. It's just
awesome to be around this
much creativity and just to be
able to pick up a little bit of that
would be cool."
Sponsor representatives, rang-
ing from Facebook to Chrysler,
stand behind booths, offering free
merchandise, encouraging engi-
neers to use their programming
interfaces and talkingto students
interested in internships.
Engineeringsophomore Daniel

Kim won the first place accolade,
which included a Dell tablet and
$4,000. He led a project called
Power Glove, which expanded
the capabilities of a preexisting
simulation video game called
Surgeon Simulator 2013.
As its name might suggest, the
game allows users to simulate
surgery by controlling the doc-
tor's hand with keyboard func-
tions. Kim's twist: there's no need
for an external keyboard.
He used a so-called "inven-
tion kit" called MaKey MaKey,
a device that allows household
objects to be converted into
touchpads. Power Glove uses a
digital hand to follow his own
movements exactly, including
even the flexing of individual fin-
gers.
"I never expected this," Kim
said of winning the competition.
"During the expo, I was just hav-
ing a good time. When I got a call
to (be in the top 14), I was like,
'Damn, did I break a rule or some-
thing?".

The other creations in the
top three included Android for
iPhone, an app to run Android
operations on iPhones, and
Smash Connect, which detects a
user's movements and translates
them into attacks in the classic
Nintendo 64 game, Super Smash
Bros.
Another finalist included an
app called Spudy, "your speedy
reading buddy," which allows
users to take pictures of text
from books, eliminate extrane-
ous images or figures and quickly
convert the passages into word-
by-word plaintext for easy, more
efficient reading.
There were, of course, hun-
dreds of projects that did not
make the top 14.
One, created by a group of
sophomores from Carnegie Mel-
lon University, involved the use
of floppy disks to make an instru-
ment. The disks emit a noise
when activated; the team aimed
to control both the timing and the
pitch of the disks to form what

would be a21st century piano.
Another project, pioneered by
Engineering junior Jennings Jin,
was originally called Crapp (the
crap app). Users take inventory of
items they no longer use, measur-
ing the number of items and their
collective weight and cost.
At the time of his interview, Jin
said he was "in the farting stage
of Crapp," which he had come up
with at 2 a.m. that morning. He
decided to rename the project
Heapp.
As to how he and friends had
generated the idea: "It's just like
an, 'Eh, why not?'."
Engineering juniors Connor
Grieb and Jake Glass designed
an app based on their passion
for skiing and called it "Rusty
the Local." The project assumed
the role of a local mountain man
on the slopes, and allowed users
to denote particularly good or
bad parts of a given ski trail and
broadcast them to fellow skiers,
among other functions.
Grieb and Glass each slept

around six hours during the
36-hour event, remedied in part
by the consumption of caffein-
ated brownies. A lack of rest was
common among the weekend's
hackers.
The Hackathon also featured
guest speakers ranging from Red-
dit Co-founder Alexis Ohbnian to
Grace Choi, founder of Mink, a 3D
makeup printing company.
The keynote speaker at the
event's ending in Rackham Audi-
torium was John Maeda, the for-
mer president of the Rhode Island
School of Design.
Maeda told students to
remember the importance of
their work rather than worry-
ing about more trivial matters,
namely money.
"Try not to forget that you are
part of a grand mission where
technologists, designers, people
like yourselves are shaping cul-
ture in a way that can be hugely
positive or hugely negative,
depending on the choices you
make," he said.

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STORM
From Page 1A
across the state. A severe
stormwarning for the Ann Arbor
area, cautioning of 70-plus hour
wind, was issued Friday eve-
ning. Wind speeds reached 50
miles per hour in Ann Arbor, and
up to 70 miles per hour in other
areas of Southeast Michigan,
according to a CBS report.
Dixon said on Sunday after-
noon that most affected areas
should have power by Monday
evening.
"The vast majority of outages
we expect to be taken care of by
the end of tomorrow evening,"

Dixon said. "However, there will
be small clusters of customers
with individual service prob-
lems until Tuesday or Wednes-
day."
LSA sophomore Sagar Sada-
sivan, a Sybil resident who lost
power, said the loss has been
inconvenient, though the mild
weather dampens the effect.
"The only thing is it forces us
to go out of the house because
we have to charge our phones,
charge our laptops, you need
Wi-Fi for homework," he said.
"It could be worse, if the weather
was extremely hot or extremely
cold."
The water supply for LSA
junior Radhi Gohil, a South For-
est resident who also lost power,

was turned off as precautionary
measure. She said dealing with
the outage has been a confus-
ing and frustrating experience,
especially as a first-time renter.
"With school just starting,
classes getting time-consuming,
it's been a headache," she said.
"For people who it's their first
time living off campus, for some-
thing like this to happen you're
kind of at a loss for resources
and there's not really anyone you
can talk to."
Both Sadasivan and Gohil
were initially told they wouldn't
have power returned until
Thursday, but were told Sunday
that power might be returned as
soon as tonight.
Dixon said several priori-

ties influence when power is
restored. It depends on the con-
sumers' power circuit and their
power needs. For instance, hos-
pitals and police and fire stations
are likely to receive power first.
"We look to repair the circuit
that has the most customers
affected. If we can get several
thousand customers back up in
one repair, that's where we want
to focus our efforts."
Another Sybil Street resident
who lost power, Engineering
graduate student Garrett Cul-
len, said he was disappointed by
the delay.
"Understandably, (DTE) has
a lot on their plate right now,"
Cullen added. "I expected a lot
quicker service."

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