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Ann Arbor, MI

ONE-HUNDRED-TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM

Weekly Summer Edition

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Ann Arbor, MI ONE-HUNDRED-TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Weekly Summer Edition

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Autism Center to
close as founder
leaves 'U' this fall
Director of program plans
to open new autism clinic in
New York City.
SEE PAGE 2
Information age has
limitless potential
for democracy
The Arab Spring reveals the
importance of technology.
SEE PAGE 4
Foster the People
finds effervesence
'Torches' LP is like a glass of
crisp champagne.
>> SEEPAGE 9
SPOR T ll
Golfers eye NCAA
Championships
Lion Kim's career day leads
Michigan to first-ever NCAA
Regional title.
SEE PAGE 10
V CXX ,No 138aI2011The Michigan Daily
NEWS ................ 2
OPINION ............4
CLASSIFIEDS.................... 6
CROSSWORD........................6
A RTS ......................................8
SPO RTS ................................10

Senior pitcher Jordan Taylor is consoled by Michigan coach Carol Hutchins after a walk-off loss to Kentucky.
Seventh-inning comeback dooms
Michigan in NCAA Regional final

UNIVERSITY STAFF
'U' Regents
appoint new
VP position
Lisa Rudgers
approved as vice
president of global
communications
By KAITLIN WILLIAMS
Daily Staff Reporter
Former University Vice Presi-
dent for Communications Lisa
Rudgers will assume the newly
created position of vice president
for global communications and
strategic initiatives at the Univer-
sity starting on June 1.
At their monthly meeting on
Thursday, the University Board
of Regents approved the appoint-
ment of Rudgers to the position,
which will replace the existing
office of vice president for com-
munications. She will be responsi-
ble for developing communication
strategies to augment the Univer-
sity's local, national and interna-
tional presence.
According to a May 19 press
release from the University, the
vice president for global commu-
nications and strategic initiatives
will be the University's foremost
communications job. ttudgers
served as vice president for com-
munications from 2000 to 2007,
and during that time led commu-
nications related to presidential
and university initiatives, accord-
ing to the release.
David Lampe, former vice
president for communications
and recently appointed executive
director of research communica-
tions, said he supports Rudgers'
appointment, especially since he
worked closely with her when he
served as vice president for com-
munications from fall 2007 until
See RUDGERS, Page 6

Kentucky scores
twice in last frame to
eliminate Wolverines
By EMILY BONCHI
Daily Sports Reporter
It was the ending that no one
saw coming for the No. 2 Michigan
softball team. With the bases load-
ed and only_
one out in MICHIGAN 1
the bottom KENTUCKY 2
of the sev-
enthinningforKentucky,itseemed
both inevitable and impossible.
Assoon asthe Wildcats'Annie
Rowland's soft blooper started its
arc downward, everyone knew the
game was over. Kentucky won 2-1,
upsetting the Wolverines on their

home field for the second day in
a row to bounce them from the
NCAA postseason.
Entering the seventh inning,
Michigan held a 1-0 lead, but by
the time Kentucky put its bats
away, the damage was done.
"They made a lot of greatplays
out there," junior third baseman
Amanda Chidester said. "Every-
one came ready to play. It was
going to come down to the end.
And it did."
Michigan (18-2 Big Ten, 53-6
overall) grabbed the early lead
after freshman catcher Caitlin
Blanchard scored sophomore Jac-
lyn Crummey on a two-out error
in the fourth.
Kentucky pitcher Rachel Riley
tossed a one-hitter, closing out the
top of the seventh by putting away
three straight Michigan batters.

But it never seemed like
enough, even with senior pitcher
Jordan Taylor on the mound for
the Wolverines.
"Jordan was pitching really
well, but one run against a team
like that offers no comfort zone,"
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins
said. "There's a reason we play
seven innings."
Despite playing the NCAA
Regional finale at home in Ann
Arbor, the Wolverines were the
away team Sunday afternoon, giv-
ing the Wildcats (14-9 SEC, 39-14)
one last chance to score.
And they took it.
Taylor struck out 10 heading
into the final inning. She needed
three outs in order for Michigan
to force a tiebreaker game for the
NCAA Super Regionalsbid.
See SOFTBALL, Page 3

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