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ed and your life is changed, that's
what you don't forget," Brandon said.
"That's what keeps me motivated to
do what I can to help out."
The new Mott Children's Hospital,
which will include the new Von Voigt-
landerWomen's Hospital, is scheduled
to open in 2012, and with the contin-
ued fundraisers launched by Michigan
athletic alumni - eight others have
taken place across the country since
January - events such as the Cham-
pions for Children's Heart Weekend
should play a significant role in com-
pleting the hospital project.
For Brandon, that significant
effect comes as no surprise.
"Over the last three or four years,
we've formalized this connection
between Michigan athletics and
Mott in a way that we can really raise
a lot of money," Brandon said. "Not
only are we helping the kids, sign-
ing autographs and giving them that
time and attention, now we're giving
them time and resources and we're
helping build the new hospital."
Hutchinson, who played at the
University from 1997-2000, says the
bond between philanthrophy and
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versity professor of physics and co-
organizer of the symposium, said the
conference provides a timely response
to the recent developments at the
"It's the first time in history that
we're able to get direct experimental
access to what gives mass to elemen-
tary particles," he said.
Wells said that as an institution
that has "traditionally been extremely
strong in particle physics," the Uni-
versity of Michigan is a key player in
the discussion of the Higgs boson.
He added that the University's strong
global reputation makes it an ideal
forum for researchers to collaborate
and share ideas.
Joey Huston, a physics professor at
Michigan State University, was one of
more than 60 conference attendees.
Huston, who said he communicates
with his team in Geneva at the LHC,
added that he also collaborates with
theorists from the University of Mich-
igan to interpret data from the LHC in
Switzerland and the Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory based near
"We're exploring a new energy
range (at the LHC), and whenever
that happens you almost always find
something unexpected," he said.
"It's not the case that if we produce
one of these Higgs bosons that a

athletics is something that's been
consistent in Ann Arbor for most of
the program's history - even in a
time when the program has felt the
heat of the national spotlight.
"Michigan football has been
around for 130 years," Hutchinson
said. "Because they've had a couple
years they're not particularly proud
of has no reflection on this tourna-
ment or this family. To get guys that
have played spanning four decades,
that just speaks volumes to how
strong that bond is."
With the team in the midst of
NCAA allegations and back-to-back
losing seasons under coach Rich
Rodriguez, many former players
spoke about that bond. And Wood-
son, who played at the University
from 1995-97, said that Rodriguez
has continued the tradition of giving
back in his two seasons in Ann Arbor.
"It's a family," Woodson said.
"In my opinion, (Rodriguez) has
(embraced that tradition). This is
what Michigan is all about. It's about
supporting each other, supporting
this university. And we're letting him
know that we support him. When
it comes to this event, he's a part of
it, and he's understanding what this
culture is about. Now, we just want
him to win."
siren goes off or a bell starts ring-
ing. It's very tricky to do the kind
of analysis to be able to say that we
definitely have it."
Huston,who was given a bottle of
champagne as a gift for delivering
lectures at Fermilab, said the LHC
particle collision in March was an
important milestone - one worth
celebrating. Though the data collect-
ed in the next few years will be criti-
cal to the search for the Higgs boson,
the total amount of information will
dwarf the initial findings, he said.
"Right now, (researchers at the
LHC) are taking things slowly and
cautiously, increasing the intensity of
the collisions as they start to under-
stand the machine better and better,"
he said.
Huston said he believes the data
collected over the next decade may
not only uncover the truth underly-
ing the Higgs boson but also provide
insight into other physical dimensions
not normally perceived in everyday
Pierce echoed Huston's sentiments,
adding that the work being done at
Fermilab and at the LHC could answer
some of the fundamental questions
long asked by physicists.
"People are explorers, and we
have a long history of exploring,"
Pierce said. "This is part of that his-
tory. We're trying to understand more
about the Universe around us, asking
some basic questions (about) how it all

Caleb Poirier discusses Camp Take Notice and his role as organizer at the site.

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eventually growing to between 150
and 160 people.
Taking up residence in an aban-
doned motel, the tent city founded
SHARE to educate communities
about homelessness and empowering
the homeless.
A second Seattle tent city started
in 1998, again on public land without
permission. But while members of
the camp were at City Hall negotiat-
ing their right to stay on the land, the
camp was bulldozed off of a cliff.
Lantz Rowland, a resident of the
third tent city to be created, said one
of the major advantages of a tent city
over a shelter is its flexible hours,
especially for residents who work a
graveyard shift.
"People can come and go as they
please. We can take people day or
night," he said. "Contrary to popu-
lar opinion...we have people who do
Rowland also emphasized the
importance of having a place to keep
one's personal belongings, especially
when going for job interviews.
"I don't have to carry everything
I own on my back," he said. "And the
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stuff that's in my tent is protected by
my neighbors."
Just as the tent cities in Seattle
offer homeless individuals an alter-
native to the overtaxed shelters, CTN
wants to offer a similar option for
Ann Arbor's growing homeless popu-
According to the Washtenaw
County Office of Community Devel-
opment, the number of homeless
people in the county has grown from
3,940 in 2006 to 4,618in2009.
Ellen Schulmeister, executive
director of The Shelter Association of
Washtenaw County, said people who
make less than 15 dollars an hour will
struggle to house themselves in Ann
These days, Schulmeister said, it
is especially difficult for homeless
individuals to land even the lowest-
paying jobs.
"They say there's something like
six applications for every job. Our
person is number six - they used
to be maybe number three, but now
they're number six," she said. "You've
got students and people with degrees
and better work histories ahead of
them now competing for lower-pay-
ing jobs and lower-skilled jobs just
because they are desperate to find a
Food Gatherers, a food bank and
resource program in Washtenaw
County, and Feed America, a national
hunger relief organization, reported
in a study released in February that
43,900 people in the county use Food
Gatherers' emergency food services
- a 138-percent increase since 2006.
" A May 10 article in The Michi-
gan Daily ("Hogwarts returns
to the University with StarKid's
'A Very Potter Sequel' ") incor-
rectly reported the times and

The report also found that 39 per-
cent of households in Washtenaw
County that use the Food Gather-
ers' emergency food services have to
choose between paying their rent or
mortgage and buying food, and 26
percent of client households have one
working adult, down from 41 percent
in 2006.
Schulmeister said the statistics
from the Food Gatherers and Feed
America study indicate that the
number of homeless individuals in
Washtenaw County will continue to
rise, which is no surprise, she said,
considering the current state of the
"There isn't a community that
I know of that has enough shelter
beds," Schulmeister said. "It's very
hard to have a shelter bed for every-
body who needs one."
The Delonis Center in downtown
Ann Arbor has 75 beds for individual
adults. In the winter, the shelter pro-
vides an additional 25 beds through
a rotating church shelter and sets up
35 to 40 yoga mats in its dining room.
According to Schulmeister, there are
still between 200 and 300 additional
people who need shelter on any given
Schulmeister said she understands
that, with a shortage of shelter space,
Camp Take Notice is trying to pro-
vide another option for those who
have no place to go. But she admitted
that she has mixed feelings about the
concept of a tent city.
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May 14,15 and 16 at 7p.m.
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Life in Tents: Camp Take
Notice founder Caleb
Poireir reflects on the his-
tory of tent cities.

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