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Lewan heads draft class

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Coleman, National Institutes of Health

New clothing

director laud University's research efforts shop planned

Managing Sports Editor
Three days of waiting by the
phone and watching the TV are
finally over for eight former mem-
bers of the Michigan football team,
which leaves you months to specu-
late before any judgments can be
But after three days, three ath-
letes heard their name called at the
2014 NFL Draft, while five more
were given chances to make teams
as undrafted free agents.
Left tackle Taylor Lewan, select-
ed 11th overall in the first round
Eby the Tennessee Titans, high-
lighted Michigan's picks. Right
tackle Michael Schofield was taken
95th overall in the third round by
the Denver Broncos on the second
day, and the New England Patriots
selected wide receiver Jeremy Gal-
lon was selected with the 244th
The Daily breaks down each of
the three draft picks before rookie
camps begin in a few short weeks.
Taylor Lewan
What he did: Often defined by
the intensity that left blood run-
ning down his face after plays,
Lewan has shown his grit and con-
sistency by starting 41 consecutive
games. At 6-foot-8, 315 pounds,
Lewan anchored the left side of the
line for 50 games, earning the Big
Ten's lineman of the year last sea-
What he said (on a Thursday
night conference call with report-
ers): "I had no idea where I'd go. I
knew when I came to Nashville and
,I talked to them it was an unbeliev-
able experience - just the feeling

Offensive tackle Taylor Lewan was drafted 11th overall in last weekend's NFL Draft.

of the city, the feeling of the town,
being around everybody. I literally
could not have gone to abetter place,
not just because of football, but also
everything that surrounds it.
"I don't care if it's 11th overall,
but I'll tell you what, I would not
want to go any other place than
the Tennessee Titans. It worked
out. I'm ecstatic, I'm pumped, I'm
excited, but like I said, nobody likes
to be second-best, especially not
third best, and I'm not going to let
that happen in the NFL."
Michael Schofield
What he did: Schofield started 13
games in each of the last two sea-
sons and 36 in total. He's shown
consistency in 50 appearances in
his career with experience at both
guard and tackle.
What he said (on a teleconfer-
ence 'with reporters): "This is the
best possible situation. That's
everyone's dream, coming into the
NFL right into Super Bowl con-
tention. Especially with an orga-
nization like the Broncos, and a
quarterback like Peyton Manning.

It's a dream come true."
Jeremy Gallon
What he did: Gallon came off the
board late largely due to his size at
5-foot-7, but he enters having set
the program record for receiving
yards in a single season last fall
Gallon appeared in all 13 games
last season, earning second-team
All-Big Ten honors. He finished his
career with 2,615 receiving yards in
50 games, setting a personal best
with 80 receptions in his final sea-
What he said (Saturday night on
a conference call): "I was outside
with my nieces watching them play
around and I got the phone call
from Coach (Bill) Belichick. I don't
know, I just grabbed my nieces and
ran in the house and everybody just
started screaming.
"I was speechless. It was a
blessing just to get that phone call
finally. I've been waiting a long,
longtime. It's a blessing. I still can't
believe it.I'mstill speechless atthis

TRAcY KO/Daily
Bruce Berque is no longer men's tennis coach after 10 seasons at the helm.
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'M' lost in first
round for second
straight year
Managing Sports Editor
Saturday, the Michigan men's
tennis team lost in the first round
of the NCAA Tournament for the
second straight year.
Monday night, the school
announced that match would
be Bruce Berque's last as head
Berque exits after 10 seasons
with a 159-104 record, including
66-25 in Big Ten play and 32-23
in the last two seasons.
The athletic department
declined to comment on the
nature of his departure.
"We won't discuss person-
nel matters or decisions pub-
licly," said Athletic Department
spokesman Dave Ablauf.
Berque could not be reached
for comment.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed
my 10 years at Michigan and
the interaction that I've had
with great student-athletes that
competed for our team on the
court and in the classroom," said
Berque in a statement. "I wish
everyone associated with Michi-
gan Athletics and the men's ten-

nis program all the best in the
Berque, the third-longest ten-
ured coach in the history of the
program, reached the NCAA
Tournament for the last nine of
his 10 seasons. But he reached
the third round only once and
never advanced further.
His teams finished in the top
four of the Big Ten in eight of his
10 seasons but never won a con-
ference championship. Michigan
finished sixth this season at 6-5.
This year's team finished the
regular season ranked 37th and
lost to No. 29 Oklahoma State
in the first round of the NCAA
Championships, 4-2. The Wol-
verines featured All-Big Ten
junior Alex Petrone but took a
step back after losing three-time
All-American Evan King after
last season.
King was one of three All-
Americans Berque coached, the
other two being doubles partners
Matko Maravic and Brian Hung
in 2007. King also reached the
quarterfinals of the NCAA Sin-
gles Championships last season
and won more combined singles
and doubles matches than any
other player in program history.
This is a developing story
Check MichiganDailycom
for more updates.

Life Sciences
Institute celebrates
successes despite
Editor in Chief
The University's Life Scienc-
es Institute kicked off its 13th
annual symposium on Wednes-
day, highlighting the work of
researchers from around the
nation who came to the institute
to present and discuss their proj-
The event, which also com-
memorated the 10-year anni-
versary of the LSI, featured
presenters who were affiliated
with the University at some point
in their professional careers.
University President Mary Sue
Coleman used the symposium
as an opportunity to praise the
research being conducted at the
University. Coleman, who con-
ducted research in biochemistry
early in her career, discussed her
plans to establish an office in the
LSI after her tenure as president
ends this July.
"The collaboration, the inno-
vation, the discoveries emerging
from here really do allow us to
understand disease better (and)
have new approaches to treat-
ments and to cures," Coleman
said. "It's been a stunning decade
of accomplishment, and we look
forward to the next ten years."
In her remarks, Coleman laud-
ed the "intellectual depth" of the
researchers present at the sym-
posium, calling it a testament to
the University and the strength of
U.S. biomedical research efforts.
However, the ten years that
LSI has been in operation have,
on a national level, been ten of the
most challenging in the history of
biomedical research in the Unit-
ed States. In an interview prior to
the event, Francis Collins, direc-
tor of the National Institutes of
Health, expressed his frustration
at declining federal support for
such research efforts.
"The pace of progress, much
of it built upon the success of
the study of the genome, has just
been incredibly gratifying," Col-
lins said. "The frustrating part

of my job is that the support for
all this has not kept up with the
The NIH, which allocates the
bulk of federal funding for bio-
medical research under the gov-
ernance of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services, is
the single largest contributor to
research funding at the Universi-
ty. In recent years, it has account-
ed for around 40 percent of the
University's $1.3 billion research
Over the last decade, the insti-
tutes have become a political
target, facing budget cuts that
resulted in a 25 percent loss of
purchasing power.
The result, Collins said, is that
researchers today face the "low-
est chance in history of actually
getting funded," with as few as
one in six grants being approved.
LSI director Alan Saltiel noted
that Coleman has been a strong
supporter of research on campus
during her tenure, overseeing
the investment of over $1 billion
in research expansion projects
that added more than one mil-
lion square feet of University
research space.
"We've been honored by the
leadership of a president who
truly gets us," Saltiel said. "She's
a president who's enabled us to
pursue our scientific dreams,
who's stimulated creative col-
laboration and who's helped us as

a group to become more than the
sum of our parts."
But even Coleman's stron-
gest efforts could not counteract
the national downward trend
in research funding. Under the
latest pressure of government
sequestration, which eliminat-
ed about $1.5 billion in federal
research funding, NIH estimates
that the institutes approved
about 640 fewer project grants in
the 2013 fiscal year than the year
"A lot of great science is being
left on the table because of the
shortfall of resources," Col-
lins added. "We are not short on
ideas, we are not short on tal-
ented people who want to pursue
those ideas, but we are hurting
when it comes to resources."
In addition, funding cuts could
eventually drive undergradu-
ate and graduate students, many
of whom rely on financial aid
packages to remain in scientific
fields, to pursue alternate career
options, resulting in a long-term
decline in the U.S. biomedical
A 2013 report from the
American Association of Medi-
cal Colleges indicated that U.S.
graduates are being drawn out
of research fields and that some
faculty are being lured away by
well-funded labs in China and
Hong Kong.
"This is the thing that keeps

me up at night," Collins said.
"Have we already discouraged
some of thenext generation, who
otherwise would have embraced
careers in biomedical research,
are they already deciding to do
something else?"
"There are already individual
examples of people who have
made those decisions, and I don't
think those individuals are com-
ing back to join us if things get
better next year," he added.
The one change Collins said
he has observed recently is the
willingness of federal lawmakers
from both parties to acknowledge
the need for greater funding. Get-
ting there, however, is the major
hurdle, as neither party can agree
on the best way to increase fund-
ing to research programs.
Collins contended that, dollar-
for-dollar, medical research is
one of the best economic invest-
ments the federal government
can make - improving the health
of the population while also sup-
porting high-paying research
"We could get past this dif-
ficult ten year period and see
a stable, predictable trajectory
for medical research that would
encourage all those bright scien-
tists here and elsewhere to chase
after really risky but potentially
highly rewarding research that
would push this momentum even
higher," he said.

Daily StaffReporter
The historic Nickels Arcade is add-
ing one more shop to its collection.
Mix, a women's clothier, is slated to
open next month.
The clothing outfit has roots in
Ypsilanti, where it first opened in
2009. After finding success at their
first location, owners Bonnie Penet
and Leslie Leland decided to expand
their shop with a second store.
Mix will inhabit the end of the
arcade closest to Maynard Street in
the space formerly occupied by Beagle
Brain Computer Repair. The owners
are in talks with contractors to secure
an opening date, but hope to open
their doors sometime around June 1.
Penet said she would describe
the clothing inventory as "artisti-
cally chic," with special emphasis on
"show-stopping" pieces.
The Ann Arbor space is one-third
the size of the Ypsilanti location, so its
selection will be smaller. The Nickels
Arcade location will feature the same
clothing lines, but will only sell new
clothing and accessories, whereas the
original location sells second-hand
items as well.
Since the Ypsilanti store launched,
Penet and Leland have paid special
attention to the tastes and desires of
their customers - a target audience
comprised mainly of women forty and
Initially, the first store solely fea-
tured gently used items, varying from
vintage housewares and furniture to
gifts and art pieces. Eventually, Penet
and Leland brought in select collec-
tions of new clothing and accessories.
When the newer merchandise began
selling "out of the box," the gently
used items became a secondary aspect
of the business model.
"We do have a niche market of that
targeted audience with women who
like to look really great - 'turn heads'
we say - and also be comfortable,"
Penet said. "So far, we've found a great
audience for those qualities."
The Ypsilanti store's customers,
many of which come from Ann Arbor
and are affiliated with the Univer-
sity, inspired the owners' decision to
expand closer to campus.
"We know that there will be a lot of
foot traffic there, which is great, and
we love the location itself," Penet said.
"The historic nature of Nickels Arcade
is so beautiful."
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President Mary Sue Coleman speaks during the Victors for Discovery Biomedicine conference at Palmer Commons

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