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PRIMARY
From Page 1
Grand said her focus on
availability to constituents - she
plans to hold weekly office hours
if elected - stems from the fact
that she said it's hard to predict
the exact issues that will come up
within the next two years.
Grand said she has been able
to gain support from numerous
Republican residents who agree
with her local policy stances
regardless of her personal opinions
of national-level politics.
"I feel there are very
fundamental differences between
the two of us (Kunselman and
myself)," Grand said. "You don't
pick on an incumbent unless you
think you're presenting a very
different approach and vision
for the city ... he flat-out just said
he doesn't think it's his job to
proactively communicate with his
constituents."
Throughout the race,
Kunselman has said Grand's focus
on communication is a sign that
she is weaker on the issues.
"I run on issues - I'm a very
strong candidate when it comes to
a record because I have a record
of achievement on City Council,"
Kunselman said.
Kunselman said criticisms
illustrating him as divisive are
counterproductive and unfounded,
citing his strong base of supporters
who have consistently re-elected
him.
In addition, he said Grand's
decision to run was based more
on requital than a commitment to
the issues, given that her husband
has previously worked with
Leigh Greden, whom Kunselman
unseated in 2009.
"She was basically recruited by
them," Kunselman said. "It's not
about running on issues, it's about
running revenge."
In addition to "running on
issues," which he says has been
central to both his races and
service on the council, Kunselman
said he wants city government to
be more transparent to instill trust
in his constituents.
One issue over which Grand
and Kunselman appear to see
more eye-to-eye on is in their
hesitation in encouraging
University student candidates to
run for City Council.
"(Students are) a vital part of
the community but at the same
time ... are here for the short term
and much of what the council

does in terms of decisions doesn't "The problem with that whole who are challenging incumbents. direction that our city council is Police Department to return to broader pool of constituents. for a very loni
always have the greatest impact on (issue) is that why do students Regent Mark Bernstein (D-Ann taken over the last five or six years staff levels where police officers "I'm a 60-year-old guy - I'm not done a "very
students," Grand said. think they have a right as a special Arbor) has endorsed Grand. and in recent elections I think can provide proactive policing, going to say that I understand the present position
Though Grand added that she interest group any more so than For the Ward 4 race, Eaton we're beginning to turn the tide ... Another issue Eaton is agenda of University of Michigan Incumbent M
wanted the council to be accessible any other special interest group?" said, like Grand, he decided to to be more responsive to voters," passionate about is havingstudents students," Eaton said. "They need Ward 4) did not
to students. he said."Do students really interact run in order to provide better Eaton said. serve on City Council. He said he is to organize and come to me, or comment.
Kunselman said the fact that with the city at large? From my representation for constituents. Eaton said if elected, his main willing to help student candidates organize and run a candidate or do other seats u
students don't consistently vote experience, not really." Last year, he lost in a close race to priorities will be to work on public as they attempt to have their voices something to have an impact on the November are t
is a telling sign that it would be Hieftje said he is not willing to Margie Teall (D-Ward 4) who is safety bybolstering the police and heard in the local government, but politics." by City Counc
difficult for him to see a student endorse either candidate in the not up for re-election. fire departments, which he said said they must focus on a larger set Hieftje said he is endorsing Briere (D-War
being a representative of the Ward 3 race and has a general "I've run both these times have had to cutback due to lack of of issues other than just campus Higgins, citing the councilwoman (D-Ward 2) an
entire city. policy of not endorsing candidates because I'm concerned about the funding. He said he wants the interests in order to appeal to a as "someone who I've worked with Ward 5).

g time" and who's
good job" in her
1.
tarcia Higgins (D-
return requests for
p for re-election in
hose currently held
il members Sabra
d 1), Jane Lumm
d Mike Anglin (D-

STARTUP
From Page 3

"We felt we had a compelling
story pursuing a rare cancer for
which there are very limited
treatment options," Owens said.
She said venture capital
firms typically profit from
biotech startups like Atterocor
when they're acquired by large

pharmaceuticalcompanies,though
Atterocor's drug may not reach the
market until 2023.
Castilla said University
investment in its faculty's startups
is not new. But prior to MINTS,
the University provided venture
capitalists with money and those
venture capital firms would invest
the funds as they wished.
That said, current investment
through MINTS isstill linked with
venture capital firms. Castilla said
when startups seek funding from
multiple investors at once, a firm
leads the round, deciding how
much each investor will give to
fund the startup.
But MINTS allows the
University to choose which
startups to invest in.
"We are able to learn about at
least certain innovations at the-"".
University in greater depth and
detail than we would without
MINTS," Castilla said. "Of course,
the University is large and even
what we learn represents only a
small fraction of the research and
innovation happening."
TUITION
From Page 1
"We believe these changes
create a clearer path to
in-state tuition for several
groups of future students,
including military veterans
and undocumented students
who have made Michigan their
home," she said.
But with the passage of
these changes, despite the
constitutional autonomy of
the University and the ability
of the Regents to set tuition
independent of the state, the
University could face injunctive
lawsuits to reverse the policy.
University administrators,
including former University Pro-
vost Phil Hanlon and President
Coleman, both articulated con-
cerns in interviews in January
with The Michigan Daily with
the legal hurdles faced in imple-
menting tuition equality.
On social media platforms,
including Twitter, many have
expressed excitement with this"
development, including the
Coalition for Tuition Equality.
"The time is NOW for the
Regents to give in-state tuition to
the undocumented students who
have worked hard and braved OW
many obstacles to achieve it,"
CTE tweeted.

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