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'U, leaders return from China trio
One year after President Mary as t
Sue Coleman's visit, the University Un
maintains its presence in China the p
By Leah Graboski break
Daily News Editor M
This year's China visit, hosted jointly by the Alumni gram
Association and the Office of the President, exceeded Shan
the expectations of its organizers. Pa
The purpose of the trip was to boost alumni relations were;
and work toward collaboration between the University "A
and Chinese universities. man's
Audiences of about 200 at receptions in Beijing, At
Hong Kong and Shanghai were entertained by presen- dents
tations and discussions given by a delegation of Univer- secon
sity leaders. third
Audience members included University alumni working Co
in China, current University students in China for the sum- labor
mer and officials and faculty from Chinese universities. resea
LSA Prof. Kenneth Lieberthal, former director of Mich- Zh
igan's Center for Chinese Studies and an expert on United a gro
States-China relations, discussed current international issues interr
relevant to the relationships between the University and Chi- Graft
nese universities. "Luck
Alumni Association President Steve Grafton served
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he emcee and addressed alumni relations in his
iversity Health System CEO Robert Kelch reported on
rogress of University collaboration and relations with
ese institutions since President Mary Sue Coleman's
through visit to China a year ago.
any attribute the progress of the University in China
oleman's committed approach to the alumni pro-
. Coleman was awarded an honorary degree from
ghai Jiao Tong University last year.
st attempts to foster durable relationships with China
A1 of this changed last year," Grafton said of Cole-
905 students, the University has more international stu-
from China than any other country. Korea sends the
id most at 844 students, and India comes in at a close
with 836 students.
ordinator of China Programs Zhen Zhu said col-
ation with Chinese universities assists the University's
rchers and undergraduates.
u, whose position was recently created, hopes to see
wth of undergraduate programs that offer experiences
sing or studying in China.
on said an especially memorable part of the trip was the
ky Draw" held at each reception. Grafton drew several
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was discriminatively enforcing the clause.
loans, In other words, a tenant needs
unts evidence that a company knowing-
ly allowed some tenants to display
signs and prohibited others.
Simon said he has seen no evi-
dence suggesting that Campus Man-
agement is guilty of this practice.
Because the lease agreement
Lewis signed is a contract between
two private parties, the First Amend-
ment - which protects individuals
from civil liberties violations by the
government - does not apply in his
particular case, Simon said.
Lewis said he is currently con-
sidering speaking with the tenants'
union about the issue.
He also said he received positive
attention and support from many
1n and neighbors for his decision to display
to solve. TROTTER
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The television and computers were
a part of electronic upgrades added
last fall after the building underwent
The center unveiled the improve-
ments, which were largely structural,
in a reopening festival last September.
The University allocated $1 million
to complete the renovations.
The improvements included upgrad-
ing the building's electrical and
plumbing systems and adding more
office space and bathrooms.
MSA President Nicole Stallings
said the robbery will not change
the increased accessibility that the
structural improvements allowed.
"The electronic equipment was a
plus, but it was sot a defining feature
of the facility," Stallings said. "It
will still be a really good place for
students to go."
Accompanied by alumni leaders in Beijing after a luncheon meeting, Alumni
Association President Steve Grafton stands beside Vice President for University
Affairs Jo Rumsey. Jinyun Liu, also from Ann Arbor, is on the far left in the front row.
He helped the University delegation make contacts in Beijing and Shanghai.
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