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infrastructure, the roads and the
In an interview last week, he
said, if elected, he plans to con-
tinue creating new transportation
options, including encouraging ser-
vices like Uber and Bike Share to
spread in Ann Arbor, and to support
the expansion of the AAATA public
transit system.
Taylor also supports calculated,
balanced development, as long as
it does not affect the surrounding
neighborhoods, promising to alter
zoning ordinances to avoid situa-
tions like that at 413 E. Huron St.,
where residents took issue with
the construction of a new high-rise
complex. He also plans to make
infrastructure improvements, spe-
cifically addressing the commu-
nity's need for better streets and
more enforcement of parking laws
throughout the city.
In an interview Tuesday night,
outgoing mayor John Hieftje, who
was in attendance atcTaylor's watch
party, said he was happy to pass on
the position to Taylor. Hieftje has
served at his current position for 14
"There were some good candi-
dates in the race, but Chris Taylor
won and I am sure the city will be in
good hands with him," Hieftje said.
"I have no regrets - everything I
ever wanted to do is done and so

I'm happy to leave it off to others to
take over."
Among the candidates, Taylor's
voting history has been the most
similar to Hieftje's. Each candi-
date's voting record, especially
in relation to Hieftje's policies,
became a closely discussed theme
throughout the campaign.
In relationto the University, Tay-
lor, like most city officials, is con-
cerned about the potential decline
of Ann Arbor's tax base following
University acquisitions of city land,
which takes them off the tax rolls.
He has advocated for requiring the
University to pay for city expenses
generated by events at Michigan
Stadium, which could include the
costofclosingstreets and increased
police security.
In the past, Taylor has also advo-
cated for heightened coordination
with AAPD in relation to party
control and vandalism, supported
and made improvements to the
pedestrian crosswalk ordinance
and advocated for the removal of
hornets nests from parks.
Donations for Taylor's campaign
totaled $75,698, significantly more
than his fellow candidates.
Among the other candidates,
Petersen remains on City Council
until the end of her term in Novem-
ber. Because of her run for mayor,
she was ineligible to run for reelec-
tion. Both Kunselman and Briere
have an additional year left in their
City Council terms.

UMEC begins to
revamp constitution

Council addresses
pattern of election
Daily StaffReporter
Inthe wake of a Central Student
Judiciary ruling in March that
invalidated the results of the Engi-
neering Council's December elec-
tion, UMEC has commenced work
on a new constitution and bylaws.
Engineering senior Kelsey
Hockstad and Engineering
graduate student Kyle Lady sued
UMEC in early March for improp-
erly conducting its December
Executive Board election and
violating their rights of equal pro-
tection and democratic represen-
tation. Among other violations of
UMEC's constitution and bylaws,
the students that became presi-
dent, vice president and director
of administration - all positions
on the Executive Board - never
ran for the position they were set
to serve in.
Additionally, the petitioners
argued that UMEC's constitution
and bylaws were in violation of
the Central Student Government
All-Campus Constitution because
UMEC claims to represent gradu-
ate students even though it cannot
collect dues from them. UMEC
does collect dues from College of
Engineering students.
In their March ruling, CSJ
ordered the UMEC Executive
Board members to resign their
positions to be replaced by inter-
im board members until the next
March election. CSJ also ruled
that while UMEC's constitution
and bylaws were not in violation
of the All-Campus Constitution
because graduate students are still
covered by the College of Engi-
neering, UMEC can limit graduate
students' participation because
they pay dues to Rackham rather
than the College of Engineering.
Engineering senior Max
Olender, UMEC President, said
the CSJ case brought greater
attention to the problems with
UMEC's constitution and bylaws
and emphasized the need for fur-
ther reform.

"Even though CSJ ruled that
neither UMEC constitution nor
bylaws were in violation of the
Central Student Government All-
Campus Constitution, it revealed
a lot of issues that had to be
addressed, and it was really sort
of eye-opening for those of us who
at the time weren't involved in
UMEC," Olender said.
In April, the UMEC General
Council passed a resolution cre-
ating a constitutional convention
to write a new constitution and
bylaws. In early May, Olender
began reaching out to engineering
departments and student organi-
zations to recruit delegates. By the
end of June, convention leader-
ship positions had been finalized
and informal online discussions
about the content of the new con-
stitution and bylaws began in early
July. The group is set to begin
forming an outline and rough
draft over the next few weeks.
While the delegates are still
in the brainstorming stage of the
process and have not met in per-
son as a full group yet, there are
several issues that are already
being discussed.
One of the most important
issues is student representation.
Many of the General Council rep-
resentatives are members of engi-
neering student organizations. At
least one member of each of these
organizations must attend Gener-
al Council meetings if the organi-
zation wants to receive funds from
Engineering senior David Her-
shey, chair of the constitutional
convention, said this has led to
general disinterest among General
Council representatives and has
made it difficult to get people to
care about UMEC's work.
"We're looking at things like
moving to a Senate model or an
elected model so that the people
that sign up to be on a legislative
body are people that want to be in
student government and care and
are passionate about it and can
make a difference," Hershey said.
Additionally, convention lead-
ers believe that the current 10-per-
son Executive Board is too large
and should be reduced in size.

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Michigan Stadium broke the record for attendance at a U.S. soccer game with Saturday's International Champions Cup matchup between Real Madrid and Manchester United.




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'The other football'
thrives in Ann
Arbor, brings hype
to M' soccer
At exactly 3 p.m. - an hour
before kickoff of the most-attend-
ed U.S. soccer game in history at
Michigan Stadium - men's soccer
coach Chaka Daley starts walking.
He's at a tailgate with his family
and friends in the parking lot out-
side Crisler Center, on the biggest
soccer day in the history of this
This is the kind of day soccer
loyalists love: more than 100,000
fans packed inside the Big House
to watch a sport that is often over-
looked in favor of football or bas-
ketball, especially on this campus.
"This is exciting, certainly for
soccer in this country and 'the
other football,' as they say," Daley
said. "We're really excited about
what this can do for not only the
state of Michigan but certainly the
Daley leaves his tailgate to head
inside the stadium, and not 30 sec-
onds pass before he's stopped by a
friend, a soccer coach at St. John's.
He shakes his hand, says a few
words and casually tells the coach
he should come to Ann Arbor some
For Michigan soccer, this is a day
worth showing off, and Daley and
his team are happy to participate.

In planning the International
Champions Cup, the first deci-
sions were the dates and venues
and clubs. Then the clubs had to
be matched to the venues, and for
Michigan Stadium - a host that
could easily break the U.S. atten-
dance record of 101,799 - the two
biggest clubs in the world were a
top choice.
"I think it's an absolute home
run," Daley said. "To have this cal-
iber of a game in Ann Arbor right
after the World Cup, there's not
a much more high-profile match
than maybe the two most storied
clubs ever to play here at the Big
A man driving by in a golf cart
asks him if he wants a ride. Daley
tells him he's goingto the west side
of the stadium, up to the regents'
suite to meet some of the people
who helped make the event hap-
He gets in the golf cart, but
before long, the cart is stopped by
hoards of fans entering the stadi-
um. The driver tells him he might
just be better off getting out and
So Daley gets out and walks
again, past fans who want to see
the sport he came to Michigan to
develop. A soccer game in the U.S.
between the two top clubs in the
world helps put Ann Arbor on the
"I thought with two big teams,
it could be this massive event,"
Daley said. "It's lived up to all its
Daley hands a ticket to the scan-
ner at the gate and enters the big-

gest college-owned stadium in
America. "Welcome to Michigan
Stadium," the event-staff employ-
ees say.
Daley will watch part of the
game from an upper-level box
before heading down to his seats
to enjoy the action with his fam-
ily and some friends from the East
Meanwhile, with his team in
town for the match, some players
grilled in and enjoyed the atmo-
sphere of a campus that has never
looked quite like this. They went
to the game, and some took in the
open workout Friday.
"This game raises awareness for
soccer, and hopefully that trickles
down to us," said fifth-year senior
midfielder Tyler Arnone. "If peo-
ple enjoy themselves at this game,
maybe they look for, 'Hey, where
can I watch another soccer game?
I really enjoyed it."'
Beside the popularity, the game
will bring in some revenue for the
Michigan soccer programs. As
part of the facilities plan, the pro-
grams will be given office build-
ings by their stadium.
U-M Soccer Stadium will also
feature a brand-new field this
fall, the indication of a program
on the rise. As Daley enters the
Ross Tower to head upstairs and
meet with people, he talks about
his desire to follow the facilities
upgrade with the program's suc-
He walks up the stairs and
finally reaches the top of the stadi-
um, not minding at all the chaos on
campus. This was a spectacle, but
Daley's sport - "the other foot-
ball," as they call it - was right in
the middle of it.

Real Madrid-Man
U clash sets U.S.
record with 109,318
at the Big House
Now it's official.
Michigan Stadium has
claimed another attendance
mark, setting a United States
record with an announced crowd
of 109,318 watching Manchester
United beat Real Madrid, 3-1,
in the International Champions
Cup on Saturday.
The figure
toppled the
number set "W et
by the 1984 W
Olympics final, do our
when 101,799
saw France 'gie o
face Brazil at
the Rose Bowl p
in Pasadena,
The Big
House also holds records for
attendance at an NCAA foot-
ball game (115,109 last fall for
Michigan vs. Notre Dame) and
at a hockey game (104,173 in the
2010 Big Chill between the Wol-
verines and Michigan State).
Adding to Saturday's specta-
cle, reigning Ballon d'Or winner
Cristiano Ronaldo - who was
initially ruled out with a leg inju-
ry - played for the last 16 min-
utes, making his first appearance
since starring for Portugal in the
World Cup.

In the end, Manchester Unit-
ed won to advance to the tourna-
ment final, but make no mistake:
The tournament's crown jewel
was played Saturday at Michigan
"It was a fantastic atmo-
sphere," said Real Madrid man-
ager Carlo Ancelotti, "because
(we're) not used to playing in
front of a lot of people like today.
... We tried to do our best to give
joy to the people. The game, in
general, was a good game."
Though the United States will
host the 2016 Copa America and
could be in line for an upcoming
World Cup, the new attendance
mark will stand for the foresee-
able future unless more matches
are played at
the Big House.
riedl to No other stadi-
um in America
best to lists a capacity
over 100,000.
Y to the Midway
through open-
pie." ing half Satur-
day, the crowd
participated in
a rendition of
the wave, roaring and rising in
unison in a sea of red. And when
Ronaldo unexpectedly stepped
off the bench to warm up early
in the second half, jogging and
sprinting back and forth on the
narrow sideline, they chanted
his name in adoration.
But soon, the event staff
employees scurried with trash
bags through the bleachers, the
on-field billboards were taken
down, and Michigan Stadium
began its transformation back to

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