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ONE-HUNDRED-TWENTY-FOUR YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Friday, January 24, 2014 Ann Arbor, Michigan michigandaily.com HAPPENING TODAY: SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS Live coverage at www.michigandaily.com starting at 10:00 a.m. ADMINISTRATION C U LT U R A L C O L L I S I O N BSU leaders to meet with ‘U’ officials After Monday’s protest, group will discuss their seven demands By YARDAIN AMRON Daily Staff Reporter The University will meet with students from the Black Student Union Friday to discuss diversity and the seven demands the organization laid out in a protest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The meeting was confirmed both by a tweet from @THEBSU Thursday afternoon and by University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald. “#BBUM organizers have a meeting with university administration this Friday to discuss the #7Demands,” the BSU tweeted. Fitzgerald said the meeting will begin a dialogue to ensure administrators and students have a shared understanding of the BSU’s demands before beginning to map a path forward. “This is the meeting that we’ve been seeking to set up since the Black Student Union issued its voice of concerns on Monday,” Fitzgerald said. “We’ve said all along that the first step would be to get to the leaders of the Black Student Union and leaders of the University together to talk about those concerns, and this is the first step in that process.” Representing the University at the meeting will be Liz Barry, special counsel to University President Mary Sue Coleman, E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life, Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones and University Provost Martha Pollack. The meeting comes amid growing concerns regarding diversity on campus, highlighted by the #BBUM campaign that launched last semester and trended nationally on Twitter. The BSU’s seven demands include an increased BSU budget, more affordable off-campus housing for students of lower socioeconomic status, a more centrally located Trotter Multicultural Center, emergency scholarships for Black students, access to historical documents at the Bentley Historical Library related to race relations and an increase in Black enrollment “equal to 10 percent.” BSU members announced the set of seven demands Monday after a protest outside of the University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium’s keynote lecture. The protest came days after Pollack announced a series of initiatives designed to address the concerns raised by the #BBUM See BSU, Page 3 TRACY KO/Daily LEFT Amala Dancers perform at the Cultural Collision: Showcase of International Performing Arts Thursday at the Mendelssohn Theatre. UPPER RIGHT Members of the Filipino American Students Association dance. BOTTOM RIGHT Members of the Native American Student Association pose on stage. PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH Regents surprise today With no public agenda, speculation about Coleman’s successor builds By SAM GRINGLAS Daily News Editor The University announced Thursday afternoon that the Board of Regents will hold a special meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. Kelly Cunningham, University director of the Office of Public Affairs, declined to comment on the topic. However, it is possible that the meeting could be convened to appoint the University’s next president or to address the Black Student Union’s campaign to promote diversity on campus. University President Mary Sue Coleman announced in April that she will retire when her contract expires July 31. The University’s Board of Regents, which led the search, MOTOWN MAGIC BUSINESS By CHRISTY SONG Daily Staff Reporter After the Union’s Starbucks opened Monday, students once again have another shop at their disposal. The Starbucks located on the corner of South State and East Liberty streets reopened Thursday after five weeks of renovations after closing on Dec. 18. The largest structural change is that the basement is no longer a part of the floor plan. Instead, the store is entirely one level with added open space. Scott Pelky, the district manager of Starbucks in the greater Detroit area, said in an interview that taking out the basement created more space for students to sit in the café. “We actually added seats to the store in the newer design that we have now,” Pelky said. The interior design has been See STARBUCKS, Page 3 WEATHER TOMORROW HI: 21 LO: -5 the University community during a series of public sessions in October. In the early stages of the selection process, multiple University entities expressed concern with their lack of representation on the committee, mainly students and members of the University’s faculty governance board, SACUA. The regents spent Thursday and Friday last week in New York participating in closeddoor sessions with some of the See REGENTS, Page 3 FACULTY State St. Starbucks reopens its doors Post renovation, coffee chain to debut new layout design without basement space spent much of the summer and fall gathering input from faculty and students on the qualities desired in the next University president. The regents also retained the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates throughout the search process. Though the University’s eight regents have the sole responsibility of selecting a president, the board sought input from a University-appointed search committee which included seven faculty members and from New professional guidelines established for faculty interaction New standards aim to combat bullying among faculty members By ANASTASSIOS ADAMPOPOULOS Daily Staff Reporter ALLISON FARRAND/Daily Junior Phil Di Giuseppe celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in Michigan hockey’s 2-1 win over MSU. STUDENT GOVERNMENT CSG hopes to create new napping spots on campus Proposed rest stations could come to libraries By KRISTEN FEDOR Daily Staff Reporter Finding the time to squeeze in a nap between the demanding schedules of University students is often an exhausting endeavor in itself. However, Engineering junior Adrian Bazbaz, Central Student Gov- ernment Representative, has a plan to ease those woes. At the Jan. 14 CSG meeting, Bazbaz proposed designated napping locations throughout campus libraries. He cited the success of similar sleeping spots at major companies, such as Google, as his inspiration for the proposal. Though he is still working with both CSG and facility directors of the libraries to solidify what the napping locations will look like, Bazbaz hopes to have trial spaces GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail email@example.com and let us know. open in the Duderstadt Center and the Shapiro Undergraduate Library in the near future. Bazbaz described a setup of couches and lounge chairs that students can use for a quick nap between classes or during a long night of studying. He also proposed the idea of cushions-for-rent that students would sign out with their MCards. LSA sophomore Irene Suh, a CSG representative, is workSee NAPPING, Page 3 NEW ON MICHIGANDAILY.COM Jesse Jackson endorses #BBUM movement MICHIGANDAILY.COM/BLOGS INDEX Faculty members who disagree with their colleagues will need to carefully consider their conduct, according to new professional guidelines set by the University. This week, the University’s Office of the Provost announced the uniform adoption of the Standard Practice Guide for faculty, formally known as SPG 201.96. The guide has been in place since fall 2013. University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said although the University has guidelines that clarify unacceptable behavior, expectations would be outlined in a more positive way if presented in the form of best practice standards. “This is more of a policy statement about what the University expects of the faculty, while many other SPGs focus on specific actions that will not be tolerated,” Christina Whitman, vice provost for academic and faculty affairs, said in a statement. The new guidelines contain expectations for proper conduct Vol. CXXIV, No. 54 ©2014 The Michigan Daily michigandaily.com among faculty members while upholding free speech. While dissent is welcome in an academic environment, the guidelines will ensure faculty members act respectfully toward other faculty members and their work. The guidelines note that failure to uphold the standards could result in University sanctions or dismissal. Such punishable actions include bullying as well as verbal and physical threats. The SPG was partly drafted by the Secretary of the University Advisory Committee, which conducted a study on bullying in the University workplace. Classical Studies Prof. David Potter, chair of the Secretary of the University Advisory Committee, said the SPG has been three years in the making. He added that said the Office of the Provost did carefully took into consideration the Secretary’s recommendations, addressing bullying and setting standards for faculty. Potter also noted that the concern for workplace bullying extends beyond faculty. “It is very disappointing that we don’t have a similar SPG protecting staff,” he said. “The climate of bullying has been outrageous.” Potter also said the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs has pushed for a similar framework for staff, and See GUIDELINES, Page 3 NEWS......................... 2A SUDOKU.....................2A OPINION.....................4A ARTS........................... 5A CL ASSIFIEDS...............6A S P O R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7A News 2 — Friday, January 24, 2014 MONDAY: This Week in History TUESDAY: Professor Profiles WEDNESDAY: In Other Ivory Towers THURSDAY: Alumni Profiles The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com FRIDAY: Photos of the Week UPPER LEFT Sophomore guard Spike Albrecht attemps to score a basket during Michigan’s 75 to 67 win over Iowa Wednesday. (Paul Sherman/ Daily) BOTTOM LEFT LSA freshman Iman Aslani plays a game of pool in the Michigan Union Thursday. (James Coller/Daily) RIGHT Engineering junior Robert Greenfield IV speaks at a protest organized by the Black Student Union in front of Hill Auditorium Monday. (Allison Farrand/Daily) NEED MORE PHOTOS? See more Photos of the Week on our website, michigandaily.com. CRIME NOTES CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES Do you see the Retro robbery Friday night WHERE: University HospiOlympics CD player? tal WHERE: University Hospital WHEN: Tuesday at about 1:15 p.m. WHAT: A CD player was reportedly stolen from a cart on the sixth floor, University Police reported. There are no suspects. WHEN: Tuesday at about 1:20 p.m. WHAT: A CD player was taken from a cart on the sixth floor between Jan. 11 and Jan 13. There are no suspects, University Police reported. Armed injury Truck strike WHERE: 1400 Block Hubbard Street WHEN: Tuesday at about 9:30 a.m. WHAT: Truck equipment struck a bus mirror as vehicles passed each other. There were no injuries or damage, University Police reported. WHERE: Church Carport WHEN: Tuesday at about 6 p.m. WHAT: A gate arm was damaged when a vehicle stuck it, University Police reported. MORE ONLINE Love Crime Notes? THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW TODAY Baritone recital WHAT: Come with your family to enjoy the Olympics, face painting, crafts, photo booth and food. WHO: Center for Campus Involvement WHEN: Today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Pierpont Commons WHAT: Isaac Droscha performs Handel, Brahms and Vaughan Williams for his second dissertation recital. WHO: School of Music, Theatre & Dance WHEN: Today at 8 p.m. WHERE: Moore Building Mandela photography India mapmaking WHAT: Pultizer prize winning photographer David Turnley will present and discuss his time photographing Nelson Mandela. WHO: International Institute WHEN: Today from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: School of Social Work Building, Room 1636 WHAT: The exhibit covers the history and evolution of maps in India. WHO: University Library WHEN: Today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Hatcher Graduate Library CORRECTIONS l Please report any error in the Daily to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get more online at michigandaily.com/blogs/The Wire 1 19-year-old Justin Bieber got a DUI for drunk drag-racing in his yellow Lamborghini, CNN reported. Bieber resisted arrest, and later admitted to being drunk, high, and on prescription medication. The pop star could face jail time. 2 The Opinion Section takes a stand on what the University should do to increase racial diversity and inclusivity in response to the Black Student Union’s seven demands. >> FOR MORE, SEE OPINION, PAGE 4 3 Being a multi-million dollar NFL superstar does not, in fact, gaurantee retirement at 30. 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According to a press release, the University has cut nearly $265 million in recurring expenses from its general fund in the last nine years, and the closer look at a private partnership for University parking was part of a larger goal to cut $120 million more by 2017. By MATT JACKONEN Daily Staff Reporter To privatize, or not to privatize: that was the question. After extensive consideration, the University has decided not to lease out its on-campus parking facilities in partnership with a Sudoku Syndication SUDOKU HARD 1 3 4 7 2 3 9 4 6 9 6 2 1 5 3 3 7 7 9 7 8 HAPPY FRIDAY. 4 1 2 3 3 6 7 2 4 puzzle by sudokusyndication.com © sudokusolver .com. For personal use only . Concentration to offer broad look at multiple faiths and systems of belief Timothy Slottow, the University’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, said in the release the University is capable of running parking without the use of a private firm. Slottow said the University met with both external and internal advisers to make the decision By AMIA DAVIS before officially declining to move Daily Staff Reporter forward. Steve Dolen, the University’s After a year of collaboration executive director of Parking and with LSA Student GovernTransportation Services, said the ment, the History Department goal of the assessment was to keep has created a new minor in costs down, specifically for students. religion. Students were able to “The big picture is trying to declare the minor starting the keep down costs, which helps to first week of winter semester. reduce impact without escalating The religion minor aims to tuition rates,” Dolen said. “The big provide a historical perspecpicture is doing whatever we can tive on world religions and do and thinking creatively about encourage awareness on camopportunities that we might have pus. While there are religion to mitigate cost increases to stucourses offered throughout dents, so that’s really what it was various departments, there is about.” no religious studies http://sudokusyndication.com/sudoku/generator/currently print/ Dolen added that the decision department at the University. to not seek a partnership with a Matthew Lassiter, associate private organization was made professor of history and direcwith the University’s long-term tor of undergraduate studies in interests in mind, as well as with the History Department, said an understanding that the parking the minor will help centralsystem was already running at a ize the various religion classes high level of efficiency. currently offered. “We went through the exer“There are a number of cise to see if it made sense in the different departments that long-term with the best intentions program and do a lot with relifor students and reducing costs gion, which is why we wanted for the organization,” Dolen said. to make it multidisciplinary,” “When they benchmarked us, it Lassiter said. showed that we operated very No major or minor in reliefficiently and incurred very little gious studies has been offered maintenance.” at the University since its susHowever, the assessment propension in 1999. Founded in vided the University with a fair 1966 by Biblical Studies proamount of new knowledge regardfessor David Noel Freedman, ing ways to further improve the the program was discontinued processes involved in parking. due to a lack of graduate proDolen said one of the ways the grams and other commitments process can be made more effiof faculty who were shared cient is through the increased use with other departments. of technology. The interest in a religion “There are probably opporminor originally came from tunities to help improve service LSA junior Natasha Dabrowsand find more efficiency through ki, academic relations officer automation, mainly in our parkfor LSA Student Government, ing services operations in areas who wanted to shift the focus where there are employees at of the courses offered from an the Health System at a pay lane,” ethnic approach to a historical Dolen said. one. Generate and solve Sudoku, Super Sudoku and Godoku puzzles at sudokusyndication.com! Dabrowski said the University needed a religion minor that was more comprehensive and overarching. The LSA Student Government supported her vision for the minor, proposing the religion minor to the History Department to move away from the philosophical or psychological perspectives. “Religion is a course that is an extremely important and inf luential part of American history, our society, politics, wars and everything else,” Lassiter said. The religion minor will also complement other fields of study such as pre-law, premedicine and business. “It gives you a better understanding of a patient you will be treating in a hospital and their religious beliefs,” Dabrowski said. Lassiter said he doubts there will be a religion major in the near term, but said there is intense interest in a religion minor and said it could be strong evidence for supporting the idea in the future. All University students — other than current history majors or minors — are eligible for declaring a religion minor. Dabrowski was the first University student to declare the minor. Although there is no prerequisite course, all students must take History 105 in order to complete the program. Along with the co-requisite course, religion minors are required to take five additional courses at the 200 level or higher, two of which must be at the 300 level or higher. The five additional classes must cover at least two religions out of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism or another tradition approved by an adviser. Two of these courses also have to be outside of the History Department. History Prof. Paul Johnson, who teaches History 105, said the course will introduce key terms, such as rites of passage, which will be crucial for future exploration of the discipline. WHEN I SAY FOLLOW US YOU SAY ON TWITTER! FOLLOW US! (ON TWITTER!) Well done guys, solid effort all around. BUT REALLY, YOU SHOULD FOLLOW US ON TWITTER. (AND LIKE US ON FACEBOOK) HERE’S OUR HANDLE: @MICHIGANDAILY News The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com BSU From Page 1 campaign, including the creation of a new administrative position tasked with increasing minority recruitment and a promise to renovate the Trotter Center. In a statement, Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore Stephon Dorsey, a BSU member, said the BSU will not be making a statement on the meeting. As the BSU prepares to meet with the University Friday, University alum Lester Spence, an assistant professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University, launched an online petition Wednesday to support the #BBUM movement. The petition has garnered over 500 signatures as of Thursday afternoon. NAPPING From Page 1 ing with Bazbaz to rectify the drowsiness dilemma on campus. Both emphasized that overtired students have become the unfortunate norm. “As a student, if you walk into any library, especially late, you’re always going to see at least a handful of people sleeping,” Suh said. Bazbaz and Suh consulted Assistant Neurology Prof. Shelley Hershner, director of the Collegiate Sleep Disorders Clinic, whose research highlights the consequences of sleep deprivation. Hershner said lack of sleep has a direct negative effect on academic performance. According to her research, 75 percent of University students frequently fall asleep while reading. Hershner also cited a recent study by William Kelly, a University of Nevada professor, STARBUCKS From Page 1 revamped as well. There are more chairs, separate seating areas, modern light fixtures and decorations. Pelky said the new design is supposed to appeal to the local market. “We added several locally relevant artistic design touches that are Ann Arbor-and University of Michigan-specific,” Pelky said. “Some memorabilia and a map of Ann Arbor are some of the major design features of the store.” Other changes include the use “The University of Michigan’s lack of sustained commitment to diversity and the public good has fueled student protest,” the petition read. “As proud University of Michigan alumni committed to the university’s mission we urge you to take all appropriate means to address the claims of Michigan’s undergraduate black student population.” Since 2006, when Michigan voters elected to ban the use of race, among other factors, in college admissions, Black student enrollment has declined from 7.1 percent to 4.2 percent of the undergraduate population. In an interview with the Daily, Spence said he created the petition to show the students engaged in protest how many people — Black and nonBlack — support their activities, believe in the University’s commitment to the public good and believe the University should be committed to racial equity. “I thought a public statement would show (the students) they are not alone and would also give a signal to faculty and staff, including President Coleman, that there are other people who are watching and want them to do the right thing,” Spence said. Spence, who participated in campus activism in the 1980s, added that although the BSU’s seven demands are not unreasonable, they should be thought of more expansively. “Those desires aren’t just about Black students but are really about the impact the University of Michigan has on poor students,” Spence said. “It’s really hard to be a poor student at the University of Michigan now.” that demonstrated a correlation between sleep and GPA. Students who had less than six hours of sleep per night regularly had an average 2.74 GPA, while students who were able to get at least nine hours of sleep per night had an average 3.24 GPA. However, the lack of sleep has the potential to be much more dangerous. Hershner also found that 69 percent of University students have felt drowsy or fallen asleep at the wheel. While Bazbaz’s proposal may not completely alter the average student’s sleeping pattern, Hershner added that an increase in naps and campus-wide encouragement of healthier sleep patterns can be part of the solution. However, designated sleeping sections of the library pose some safety concerns for the University. The safety of a sleeper’s belongings and use of area by non-students are top priorities that any program must take into account. Both Bazbaz and Suh ensured that safety precautions would be taken if the program becomes a reality. Students will have to present their Mcards to sign into these assigned areas, and a desk worker will supervise the napping locations. Another obstacle for the project is funding. Sun said she hopes to raise awareness about the proposal through partnering with other student organizations that can help fund the creation of these napping spaces. Bazbaz said he expects a positive response from the student body. He anticipates sending out a survey in the coming weeks to gauge student interest and hopefully prove that the creation of napping locations will be a success. Though students can nap at home, Suh said proximity and time can be issues, with commuters and those who live on the outskirts of campus, specifically in the dorms on North Campus. “You shouldn’t have to go all the way back home just to take a nap,” Suh said. of a new brewing method called the Clover Brewing System — a new technology that brews one cup of coffee at a time. The coffee maker is the only one of its kind to use a vacuum press technology, functioning like an upside-down coffee press. Students had mixed feelings about the change of design, specifically the removal of the basement. LSA freshman Betsy Ojo said she used the basement to study, and LSA freshman Kristen Mikhail said the new design is not as large group-friendly. “I do like how it’s really open, but I think it’d be nice if there were bigger tables instead of just like a lot of little spots right here because it’s hard to find a spot for multiple people,” Mikhail said. On the other hand, Music, Theatre & Dance senior Darcy Link approved of the new change. “I actually really like it,” Link said. “I think that the downstairs was fine, but I like the layout. I get to see everything. I will say that it feels a little less cozy, but they still have comfortable chairs you can sit in and it almost feels like there are a lot more places to sit.” Weekend roundup: Jan. 24-26 By ALICIA ADAMCZYK Daily Staff Reporter Whether sports, Pulitzer Prize-winning photography or Harry Potter is your thing, there’s an event to please everyone this weekend at the University. Is your student group hosting an event this weekend? Tell us about it in our comments section or e-mail Alicia Adamczyk at email@example.com. FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 CULTURE Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley, who also teaches a photography storytelling class at the University, will present his work of Nelson Mandela at 12 p.m. in the International Institute in the School of Social Work. Turnley spent 28 years photographing the South African apartheid, where he documented the life of Mandela and the South African people. While watching Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts at the Michigan Theater may seem like the ideal ladies night out, you may want to read Natalie Gadbois’ review before you spend your hard-earned hourly wage on “August: Osage County.” “The film, adapted from Tracy Letts’ award-winning play, is just too much: too many famous actors, too many weaving plot lines, too many screaming confrontations,” wrote Gadbois, a Daily film columnist. “The film doesn’t boil over so much as it intermittently explodes, creating a mess that in the end is just too much to clean up.” If you prefer “Singing in the Rain” to the modern Hollywood productions, Pure Dance and RhythM Tap Ensemble will host their annual performance at the Mendelssohn Theatre. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Look out for special guest performances by Groove, funKtion, and Kol Hakavod. “We’re most excited about the chance to share all of our dances with the audience,” said Nursing senior Penny Auten, the director of RhythM. “We have a fantastic group of hard-working and dedicated dancers, and it’s taking RhythM to the next level! SPORTS If you’re up for a road trip, Michigan Men’s Ice Hockey travels to East Lansing for a 6:30 p.m. match against Little Brother. But if you’d rather stay close to home you won’t miss out on the rivalry: the Michigan Wrestling team also has a match against Michigan State University, starting at 7 p.m. in Cliff Keen Arena. Don’t miss “Home Town Hero” Adam Coon, a freshman. LATE-NIGHT For the night owls, the Center for Campus Involvement will host its Lunar New Year-themed UMix event from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Michigan Union. There will be UMove activities, trivia, a showing of Ender’s Game and an Asian Fusion midnight buffet. SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 SPORTS For the sports fans, Michigan Women’s Tennis will take on Virginia Tech at the Varsity Tennis Center, beginning at 11 a.m. Women’s Gymnastics will, hopefully, vault to victory against Ohio State University. The meet begins at 4 p.m. in Crisler Center. If you’d love to see Breslin Center decked out in maize and blue, head over to East Lansing and support the Michigan Men’s Basketball Team in its quest for Big 10 domination. The game starts at 7 p.m. Steer clear of the Izzone. STUDENT ACTIVITIES Pottermore just isn’t cutting it for you anymore? Slytherine to Palmer Commons this Saturday where you can channel your inner Gryffindor at the Second Annual Yule Ball, hosted by the Michigan Quidditch Team at 7 p.m. Pull on your best dress robes and practice your parseltongue, because the festivities include a sorting ceremony, a visit to Olivander’s wand shop, live Wizard’s Chess, a costume contest, fortune telling and more. L’chaim! University of Michigan Hillel will provide transportation to the Detroit Institute of Arts, where it will host its first ever semi-formal event. If you’d like to get your groove on the D, tickets are $10 for students. Buses leave from Hillel at 8:30 p.m. [COPY: The fb event post doesn’t say it’s the first time anywhere] SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 SPORTS The Michigan Women’s Tennis Team will play either Tulsa or Yale, according to MGoBlue.com. If you simply can’t wait to see which team it will be, head over to the Varsity Tennis Center. The tennis team, ranked 11th, is sure to give a rousing performance. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @MICHIGANDAILY! BREAKING NEWS SINCE 1890...AND THE OCCASIONAL PUN Friday, January 24, 2014— 3 President announces task force to fight sexual assault SAPAC backs Obama’s efforts to unify education on prevention By ALLANA AKHTAR Daily Staff Reporter On Wednesday, President Barack Obama called on the heads of federal departments and agencies to establish a task force to protect college and university students from sexual assault. The memorandum follows a White House Council on Women and Girls report, titled “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action,” which includes recent national statistics on rape and sexual assault. The report also includes a set of initiatives the Obama Administration plans to implement during the next few years to combat sexual violence. According to the report, nearly 22 million women have been raped in their lifetimes. Sexual assault particularly affects college campuses, as one in five women have reported being sexually assaulted while attending a university. Most victims of sexual assault on college campuses are abused while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, passed out or otherwise incapacitated, the report stated. The report also examines the effects of sexual assault, including depression, chronic pain, diabetes, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. GUIDELINES From Page 1 asked why such a measure had not been formalized. “There are specific units that I can think of on campus where there are serious issues with bullying,” Potter said. He also recalled one former head of staff in a unit who “took no effective action to end bullying in the unit despite repeated notifications.” The SPG also describes how a faculty member accused of violating the standards will be reviewed. The process will begin internally — a committee composed of faculty will convene to examine the matter and advise the University administration accordingly. Rex Holland, a dentistry pro- REGENTS From Page 1 East Coast’s premier leaders in higher education. In an interview Monday, Andrea Fischer Newman (R), chair of the Board of Regents, said learning experiences like the New York trip are especially important as the University searches for its next president. The White House task force will attempt to better integrate and coordinate all parts of the federal bureaucracy to create a safer collegiate environment. The task force is set to include the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, among other administrative officials. The goals of the force are to provide colleges and universities with evidence-based practices for preventing sexual assault, ensure the institutions comply with the practices, increase the transparency of the federal government’s actions to prevent assault, increase public awareness on the issue and coordinate with many different agencies to address the issue. Holly Rider-Milkovich, director of the University’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, expressed her optimism for the task force and its potential effect on the University campus. She said although sexual assault is a complex issue that no single task force can singlehandedly prevent, the president’s tactic of bringing different agencies and departments of the government together will help bring new ideas and initiatives to help end the issue. “The approach that the president’s approach is modeling — which is to bring many different sides of this issue together to create the best practices — is exactly what is needed,” Rider-Milkov- ich said. The task force is one of a series of initiatives the Obama administration has taken to combat rape and sexual assault. In March 2013, the president signed the third reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which provided new funding for nurse examiners of victims, supported teams that find and prosecute perpetrators and included new protections for LGBTQ, immigrant and Native American victims. In 2011, Vice President Joe Biden and Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education, ordered federally funded schools to provide more information about their responsibilities under Title IX, or a law that requires schools to take the necessary steps to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Rider-Milkovich said she believes the task force will “complement” the other initiatives of the Obama administration. She added that it will fill the gaps created by the other programs by providing more guidance and support to universities and colleges. “I can only imagine that hearing President Obama speak directly to them, acknowledging their experiences, and recognizing that the nation has the role to play in keeping students safe and helping survivors heal,” RiderMilkovich said. “I think that will be a good thing for the University of Michigan and I think that will be a good thing for all colleges and universities.” fessor and SACUA vice chair, said the SPG is here “to formalize what have, in fact, been academic community standards accepted from time immemorial.” He added that it will help foster a happy environment. “Faculty were involved in the drafting of the guidelines and SACUA approved them,” Holland noted. However, in an e-mail interview, Karen Staller, chair of SACUA and associate professor of social work, said the concern for workplace bullying was raised in a SACUA meeting. “I know that the University Record reported that SPG was initiated by the provost’s office in conjunction with SACUA but that is not accurate,” Staller wrote. She said Potter’s committee did considerable work on the topic before proposing a SPG. That proposal was then used by the Office of the Provost, along with another SPG on “faculty fitness for duty.” Staller said that package of proposals morphed into the current form without the active participation of SACUA. Business Prof. Scott Masten, a member of SACUA, added that the SACUA members did not have the opportunity to alter the guidelines presented to them. He added that there were concerns from some members about the vagueness of some terms in the SPG. However, Fitzgerald said the Office of the Provost presented a draft of the SPG to SACUA for input during the winter term last year, but SACUA offered no suggestions for modifications. SPG 201.96 will be reviewed again in November 2017. The next president will face a set of challenges facing the University, including college affordability and diversity on campus. University administrators will meet Friday with members of BSU to discuss their seven demands for improving minority inclusion and enrollment. The demands include increasing minority enrollment by 10 percent and relocating the Trotter Multicultural Center closer to Central Campus, among other initiatives. The next University president will also be tasked with guiding the University’s $4 billion Victors for Michigan campaign as well as overseeing the implementation of the shared services initiative, a component of staff centralization initiatives that garnered criticism from faculty last semester. Car bomb in Cairo strikes Egyptian police, kills three Gunfire reported in immediate area, dozens more injured CAIRO (AP) — A car bomb struck the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo on Friday, killing at least three people and wounding dozens, the country’s state media reported. The blast, which could be heard in several parts of the city, sent smoke rising above the Egyptian capital as a large number of ambulances rushed to the scene. State news agency MENA quoted an unnamed security official as saying the explosion was caused by a car bomb. At least three people were killed and 47 were wounded, according to the state radio. The bombing came on the eve of the anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising that toppled Egypt’s longtime autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak. A Muslim Brotherhood-led coalition plans protests after Friday prayers across the country as part of their near-daily demonstrations against the July overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the recent vote on the country’s rewritten constitution. Shortly after the explosion, the state TV aired footage showing several wrecked and charred floors of the highrise security building with the pavement outside littered with shuttered glass, pieces of bricks and rocks. According to the report, gunfire resounded from the area immediately after the blast, but there were no other details. About two hours later, rescue teams were still trying to extract victims trapped inside the security building, MENA said. The agency said the blast had also shattered windows and damaged the facades of a museum and a court house nearby. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Friday’s bombing but Egypt has seen a sharp rise in attacks targeting police and the military in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that ousted Morsi. The most prominent attack was a failed assassination attempt on the interior minister in Cairo in September and the December suicide car bombing that targeted a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, leaving nearly 16 dead, most of them policemen. The military-backed government has blamed the Brotherhood group, from which Morsi hails, for the attacks, and designated it as a terrorist organization. The group has denied the accusations as baseless. Opinion 4 — Friday, January 24, 2014 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MEGGIE RAMM E-mail Meggie at firstname.lastname@example.org THE HISTORY OF 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 email@example.com PETER SHAHIN EDITOR IN CHIEF MEGAN MCDONALD and DANIEL WANG EDITORIAL PAGE EDITORS Creating an inclusive campus requires constant and concrete goals M onday Jan. 20, the Black Student Union staged a protest demanding the University administration improve its treatment of minority groups on campus. The protest comes on the heels of an e-mail sent by Provost Martha Pollack in response to the Being Black at the University of Michigan Twitter campaign. The e-mail called for increased attention to diversity and inclusion in the University community in a direct response to the #BBUM conversations. Though the Provost’s direct address of racial inequality is a step in the right direction, the University must continue to strengthen its commitment to creating a diverse campus and an inclusive climate. these students. For example, the School of Nursing’s GENESIS Project is an introductory program that exclusively enrolls qualified, underrepresented minority students in grades 8 through 11. In addition to diversifying its enrollment, the University needs to further promote awareness of multiculturalism. Though residence hall multicultural councils promote conversation, these organizations are only relevant to students who live in the dorms, namely underclassmen. Few highly visible efforts target those living off campus, and the University should increase efforts to educate all students on racial tolerance. Pollack’s email expressed intention the administrations to renovate and eventually relocate the Trotter Multicultural Center. The center is marginalized by its relatively inaccessible location away from campus. The Trotter Center should be moved to a more centralized and properly lit location on Central Campus. However, the Trotter Center suffers most from a lack of prominence on campus. Trotter focuses on facilitating dialogue between groups and serves as a valuable resource for minority groups on campus. It could be a valuable resource in promoting awareness, but its existence and activities need to be better publicized so as to reach students that may not even know what it is. If the University has a “strong commitment to diversity and to creating a welcoming and inclusive community,” as stated in Pollack’s e-mail, then it must take action to make students of all races feel like valued members of the campus community. The #BBUM movement and other protests regarding campus inequality have helped amplify underrepresented minority voices, and Pollack’s e-mail demonstrates that the administration is listening. It is time that the University take substantive action to finally turn the campus community into the diverse, inclusive place that students from all walks of life deserve. MICHAEL PROPPE AND BOBBY DISHELL | VIEWPOINT An entrepreneurial think tank Fellow students, the University of Michigan needs our help. We will soon welcome a new president at the University. Minority enrollment and the diversity of our student population lags behind the ideals we strive for. The Athletic Department changed how tens of thousands of students experience the University’s most popular spectator sports. Recent crimes near campus have raised concerns over student safety and tuition continues to climb year after year. The University doesn’t necessarily have the solutions to address these issues. Many of them have persisted for decades, long before any of us arrived on campus. And that’s where the students come in. It’s time to shake things up with a new approach — a student-centric approach, a grassroots approach; perhaps an entrepreneurial approach. The University already has an entrepreneurial streak going. The Master of Entrepreneurship program is ranked one of the top programs in the nation. MHacks had another record-breaking weekend, this time in Detroit. The Central Student Government’s Commission on Student Entrepreneurship launched the first Month of Entrepreneurship last spring, and was recognized by the White House for its efforts. But it’s time for the University to move entrepreneurship beyond just the land of tech startups and hackathons. It’s time for the University to expand our entrepreneurial spirit to a broader range of issues. It’s time for the University to lead the way once again, and take entrepreneurship campus-wide. To kick this off, and to help define exactly what campus-wide entrepreneurship can mean at the University, we invite you to join us and Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 2-4 p.m. in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union. This campus-wide entrepreneurship kickoff event will formal- SILK ROAD CARAVAN “I’M AN ARTS AND IDEAS MAJOR” THE FIRST EYE ROLL “I’M NOT CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE” FROM THE DAILY BSU deserves action ly begin the University’s efforts to expand the breadth and depth of its entrepreneurial offerings. We’ll be discussing some of the campus issues students lay out, thinking critically about them in an entrepreneurial framework and discussing solutions that arise from these conversations. Plus, free food will be provided! Dr. Zurbuchen has been tasked with developing an academic campus-wide entrepreneurship program, and he understands its development requires significant student input in order to be successful. Students are the driving force behind the major changes we see at the University — from tuition equality to building renovations — and that’s why CSG is partnering with Dr. Zurbuchen on this project. For a campus-wide entrepreneurship program — which may very well transform into an academic minor in entrepreneurship open to all majors — to live up to its potential, it needs to be built by students, for students. To RSVP for the kickoff event on Jan. 25, or to offer input as to what you would like to see out of a campus-wide entrepreneurship program that is open to all majors, please visit CSG’s website and find the campus-wide entrepreneurship kickoff event post. The expansion of entrepreneurship across all majors is an exciting opportunity for the student body. As we look to help the University solve its most pressing issues, a campus-wide entrepreneurship program will bring together a diverse group of students and foster even more student-led innovation. Help us continue to be the “Leaders and Best,” and change our world and our school for tomorrow. Help us take entrepreneurship campus-wide. Michael Proppe is a Business senior and president of CSG.v Bobby Dishell is a Public Policy junior and vice president of CSG. “I’M ALREADY OVER IT” WORLD WIDE THRIFT SHOP KATIE BURKE MANAGING EDITOR Unsigned editorials reflect the official position of the Daily’s editorial board. All other signed articles and illustrations represent solely the views of their authors. In her e-mail, Pollack discussed both short- and long-term goals of fostering an inclusive and safe environment, increasing minority enrollment and improving multicultural resources. Pollack’s e-mail acknowledges the #BBUM dialogue spearheaded by the BSU last November. The movement, in which Black students shared their experiences of being Black at the University, received national attention and provoked widespread discussions about diversity and inclusion. In an effort to keep the conversation from fading, members of the BSU gathered at Hill Auditorium on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to issue an ultimatum to the University. Pollack’s e-mail claims the University is listening to the concerns of underrepresented minority students at the University, while admitting “there are times we have not lived up to our highest aspirations” in regard to diversity. The fact that the e-mail was sent in the first place shows campaigns such as #BBUM are effective in gaining administrative attention, and have the potential to result in real change. Still, Pollack’s message remains vague. She states that the University will work on “increasing enrollment of underrepresented minorities to the fullest extent permitted by law,” but does not outline any specific plan. After the Proposal 2 ballot initiative, Black enrollment at the University has dropped significantly, falling from 6.4 percent of the incoming freshman class in 2006 to 4.1 percent last year. The University should create a specialized recruitment process that aims to differentiate between underrepresented groups and educate each one of opportunities available to them specifically at the University. Instead of relying on an indiscriminate approach that lumps all minorities into one category, the school should target specific groups of underrepresented minorities. The University should also make an effort to expand its reach to high schools in lowincome areas and develop programs for HIPSTERS “JESUS...YOU GUYS PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF HIM...” Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. Gender (mis)perception is a bitch S oon I’m going to be graduating. And I’m going to have to get a job. Not a summer job or an “internship,” but like … a jobjob. Currently, I’m student teaching in preparation for my future, hypothetical job-job. My main concern right now is, KATIE essentially, trying STEEN to establish myself as some kind of authority figure with my students, but also trying not to come off as a “bitch.” Actually, one of my readings for the School of Education offered advice on how to not seem “bitchy.” Seriously, that was the word that was used in the paper. The problem is, normally I pride myself on being a bitch in situations that call for bitchiness. But now, I have to try to essentially make people like me — and not just because it feels nice and warm and sunshine-y when other people like me — but because it actually affects my job. Students will typically try harder in your class if they like you — or at least show up to class. But what exactly constitutes being bitchy? Is it the pitch of my voice? My smile, or lack thereof? My posture in heels? My hand on my hip? My persistence? Is one teacher’s assertiveness another’s bitchiness? Can male teachers be bitchy? I’m reminded in particular of an ad from last year — for Pantene Philippines, incidentally — that addressed gendered double standards in the workplace. Ignoring the fact that, much like Dove’s “Real Beauty” cam- paign, this ad is ultimately more capitalist than feminist (and ignoring the bizarre background music of a cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”), the commercial brings up several valid points. Why is a man persuasive, but a woman pushy, for instance? I don’t know if my students think of me as pushy or bitchy or if they even think much of me at all at this point (currently, the majority of my school day is spent swimming through endless piles of paper to grade), but it’s something I consider every time I tell a student to stop talking (for the third time) or to put away her phone (without saying please). How does my gender affect the way they interpret this? Am I just a “nag”? And of course, there are my colleagues to consider. I’m thinking of an article in The Atlantic that cited a Pew survey on gender preferences in the workplace. Most people don’t have preferences as to the gender of the people they’re working with. But, within the category of men and women who do have gender preferences, both men and women prefer working with men. But why? Is it because we’re too bitchy? Too moody? Too mean? Too sensitive? Too menstrual? Too distracting? What? I think the reason females who have gendered preferences prefer to work with males is that they’ve bought into the same sort of rheto- ric that causes women to say, “I’m not like most other girls.” The same rhetoric that causes girls to say, “Yeah, most of my friends are guys,” with a bizarre air of pride. This is the message that says that women, in general, are somehow bad — ditzy, irrational, catty, slutty — take your pick. A white male is the perceived default in America — normal and rational. A stick figure is a dude. Add the long hair, the dress, the boobs, the period, the passive aggression, the gossip and rumors, the uncontrollable bursts of emotions and tears and feelings — OK, now that’s a woman. Phew, no wonder guys are just easier to work with, right? To be friends with? To have as the protagonist of a movie, TV show, novel or comic book? To lead our companies? Our country? I’m getting carried away. I could go on about all the stereotypical negative qualities of males and list off all the ways that females could be perceived as superior. But that’s childish and doesn’t do anything really except start/continue the “battle of the sexes” (though it can lead to exciting tennis matches). Anyway, the truth is, we’re all human, and we have more similarities than differences. And we can all be good colleagues, teachers, leaders, friends and people in general — don’t let social constructs tell ya any different. Is one teacher’s assertiveness another’s bitchiness? Can male teachers be bitchy? — Katie Steen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS Kaan Avdan, Sharik Bashir, Barry Belmont, James Brennan, Rima Fadlallah, Eric Ferguson, Nivedita Karki, Jordyn Kay, Jesse Klein, Kellie Halushka, Aarica Marsh, Megan McDonald, Victoria Noble, Michael Schramm, Matthew Seligman, Daniel Wang, Derek Wolfe Destigmatizing the untraditional I was 19 when I decided to move to Europe. I didn’t “move” to Europe as in study abroad for a semester with 20 other Michigan students. I didn’t “move” to Europe as in take a summer internship as a part of a program careCAITLYN fully crafted by the University. BRENNAN I didn’t register for classes the next fall, nor did I plan to return in the spring. I found a job, bought a ticket, and packed my bags. I worked for a fashion designer during the day, and as a nanny at night. I worked a lot of hours, but traveled a lot, too. I made friends, learned new languages, gained amazing work experience, and traversed more land by age 20 than most people will in their entire lives. I did all of this because I wanted to. When telling people about my time abroad, the almost-universal reaction is, “Wow. I wish I could do that.” After hearing this so many times, day in and day out, I’ve started to just reply with what’s on my mind: “Well, why don’t you?” Responses are generally a variation of something about “not having enough time” and, frankly, I’m kind of sick of hearing that. I’m 22 years old and, by credit, a sophomore. Students at the University visibly cringe when I tell them this. They give me a look mixed with sympathy and pity, regardless of whether they know why it is I’m so “behind” other people my age. In their hurry to rush through school and into the Real World or grad school or their next big internship at an investment bank in Chicago, they’ve convinced themselves there is no other path but the norm. Their cringe tells me they’ve also convinced themselves to pity those who stray from this path. Truth be told, my time in Europe was not always rainbows and butterflies. At one point, very suddenly, I lost my job nannying and was, essentially, homeless. It was Christmas, I was completely alone, and in a foreign country with no documentation and very little money. I could pack it in and go back to America, or I could buck up and figure out a way to hold on to my dream of living abroad. I chose the latter. I went through a brutally terrifying and sobering few weeks, but I walked away victorious. Not only did I find a new job, but I found a new confidence in myself to pull through tough situations. It’s these kinds of things that no class in school can teach you — not everyone will have an “I’m going to be homeless and deported if this doesn’t work” experience, but there is a great deal to be gained from leaving the confining bubble that is “the norm.” I was terribly unhappy with my life at Michigan. I was paying tens of thousands of dollars and putting forth endless hours of work for something I could only hope would someday make me happy. Why not take my time and be certain of what I was investing in? The same goes for other “anomalous” academic routes, like staying in school longer in order to change career paths, or taking time to go work. I get the impression from many students they’re afraid they’ll be viewed as “behind” their peers should they take extra time to graduate, but I’ve found I only benefit when networking and talking about the atypical path I’ve chosen. A friend of mine started school at a different university entirely, decided he disliked it, applied as a freshman to Michigan, and ended up graduating an entire semester “late.” Scary, right? Well here’s the rest of the story: at Michigan, he made nearly perfect grades, became captain of the lacrosse team, and was just accepted into NYU’s dental program where he starts next year. I might be biased, but I think he’s doing pretty well for himself. My point, essentially, is this: if you’re going to tell me you wish you could take time off, study another major, travel around a bit, or take an amazing, unpaid internship in South America that you won’t get credit for — please, give me a good reason why you’re not doing it. You are young. You have so much life ahead of you and so much time. But you won’t always have it, and when it’s done, it’s done. When you tell me you can’t do something you want to do, think critically about why. If you can find just one hole in your logic, take it and run with it. You won’t regret it. When you tell me you can’t do something you want to do, think critically about why. — Julia Zarina can be reached at email@example.com. Arts The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MOVIE REVIEW Friday, January 24, 2014 — 5 FROM THE FILTER THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY Justin Bieber did what? :( Awwwww ‘Nut’s ‘Nut Job’ lacks wit, excitement and visual splendor By SEAN CZARNECKI Daily Arts Writer Let there be no doubt that “The Nut Job” fails to meet the challenge it sets for itself: to make audiences feel anything but D revulsion for its protagonist, a The Nut Job squirrel named Surly (Will At Quality 16 Arnett). Surly and Rave steals; he kicks The Weinstein pigeons because they’re in his Company way. He has purple-black fur, an abrasive manner and he’s selfish. In some ways Arnett just voices a cartoon-version of his character on “Arrested Development” — without, of course, being funny or even watchable. For lack of laughs, for lack of visual splendor and even delight, “The Nut Job” cannot surmount its selfimposed handicap. The story begins in 1959 Oakton, a fictional city, near the end of autumn, and winter is coming. Not enough food can go around for all the animals of the park. It’s up to a gutsy squirrelette named Andie (Katherine Heigl, “The Big Wedding”) to team up with the roguish Surly to pull off a heist that will content the needs of the park for years to come. Will Surly learn to care for others, or will he betray his own? You’ve seen it before. But let’s be honest: No matter how derivative CGI-animated children movies can sometimes be, I nevertheless enjoy them. I eat them up. But not this one. Not “The Nut Job.” Here is a film incapable of even imitation. 3D be damned — these characters are flat. Ample opportunity runs throughout this film for exposition to be given, and not one backstory is revealed to any effective extent. In one scene, Andie and Surly share a moment alone on a rooftop. You’d think they’d bond. You’d think we’d see the depth of his character. Instead Surly snaps at her with an overwrought one-liner. The film attempts to create some mystique around his past — a dark knight, if you will — but does nothing more than grow your distaste for this creature. Most of the time you can count on the animation of these films to be the saving grace. Not the case here. Beyond a henchman — a roundish, bleak-faced Cardinal — the design of the characters has no color or vibrancy. Nothing in the landscape of the city catches your eye — not the skyline, not the huge buildings, neither the streets nor the crowds who walk them. For a movie about rodents being lost in the city, the city looks rather tame, and though set in the 50s, barely any of that decade’s pastiche is evident. In some sense, the animation manifests into a convenient metaphor for the entire affair: facile and elementary, absent of charm and development. The screenplay offers little in the way of wit, instead using a horde of “nut” puns for ammunition. Examples include: Awww, nuts, is he nuts, and so on. And somehow, “The Nut Job” manages to make farts unfunny. Once upon a time, the Fart was funny. That we must now even debate the comedic merit of the Toot depresses me, and it shames me to write so. Owing to the script, little is available for the voice actors to use. They sound flat as they deliver their lines. Even Liam Neeson (“Taken 2”) sounds like he phoned it in. Any movie that makes me want to tune out Ra’s al Ghul has serious problems. This is Peter Lepeniotis’s directorial debut. I would not say it’s painful; I would not say it lacks all creative vision. There are many flaws and few virtues, but I would never say it deserves all condemnation. Let’s just say Lepeniotis based this feature film on a short you can find on Youtube: Do yourself a favor ... Spare yourself the nut puns. FROM THE FILTER Sasheer shines in ‘SNL’ debut By CHLOE GILKE Daily Arts Writer “Saturday Night Live” faced a particularly tough problem heading into 2014. After hiring comedian Sasheer Zamata as an answer to upset from media and fans about the lack of women of color in the cast, they threw their new actress headfirst into difficult terrain. Zamata was to be much more than just a new cast member. She was a symbol, and had the corresponding standards to live up to. “SNL” insisted that she was chosen because of her talent, not her race, but she still needed to show America what she could do. Zamata had a special spotlight for her debut: Saturday’s episode was to be as much about her first performance as Drake’s turn as host. There were a million ways that the writers could have taken a misstep — going the “meta” route of the infamous Kerry Washington sketch and calling attention to the show’s lack of diversity might seem cheap, but pushing her aside like the season’s other new cast members would hardly be better. Dare I say that “SNL” handled this well? The show did the best it could with the fine line it had to walk between calling attention to Zamata and letting her fall into the background. She functioned much like any other cast member, although with extra energy and vigor. Her introduction as Drake’s aunt in the episode’s hilarious cold open was not too conspicuous, and she held her own on the stage with vets Kenan Thompson and Vanessa Bayer. Her chemistry with the other cast members was great, especially with other women on SASHEER ZAMATA What’s more hipster? The shirt? Or the bowl??? the show. A sleepover-themed sketch that featured all the ladies discussing their middle school crushes was a highlight, and Zamata’s voice was a great addition there. Sasheer and Drake 5ever. The sleepover sketch was also a way for the “SNL” writers to proudly proclaim that they had the diversity to pull off a sketch that wouldn’t have been possible before. In past seasons, any sketch involving a black woman had to be performed by Kenan in drag unless the show was lucky enough to have a talented Black American hostess (Maya Rudolph and Kerry Washington are two great examples from recent seasons). It might be a stretch to attribute the episode’s success to the show’s new writers LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, but I can’t help but wonder if their input had something to do with how well “SNL” introduced Zamata with these solid sketches. Zamata has proven that she is so much more than a potential Michelle Obama or Beyoncé impersonator. Like during Kate McKinnon’s introduction last year, the stage simply lit up when Zamata appeared in a sketch. She brought an electrifying energy to the show; watching her was like seeing Amy Poehler or Kristen Wiig perform for the first time. As Don Pardo announced her name in the opening credits, the crowd burst into deserved cheers. Despite the media frenzy surrounding her hiring, Sasheer Zamata is clearly a star in her own right, breathing some muchneeded life into this First seen on stale season. the filter INTERSCOPE Paging Dr. Dre. We have some sick beats. Where in the world is Dr. Dre? By ALLEN DONNE Daily Arts Writer Before rapping about “big screen TVs, blunts, 40s and bitches” became the norm, one artist in hip-hop had to successfully pioneer the trend. That artist was Dr. Dre. For the past 14 years, though, Dr. Dre has been gradually overlooked (2001, contrary to its title, was released in 1999). Sure, he’s had great success with the release of the highly popular Beats by Dre headphones, but he is only occasionally mentioned in recent hip-hop happenings. Normally, this slipping out of prominence is not an issue — fame comes and goes. But for a rapper with an album that was announced 12 years ago and still hasn’t been released (Detox), being forgotten is detrimental. So what exactly happened to Dr. Dre? It’s important to know exactly who Dr. Dre is to determine why Detox has yet to be released. Before his success, Dre was a member of the gangsta rap group N.W.A. The group influenced modern rap by becoming the first musicians in hip-hop to bring to light the struggles of Black Americans, detailing violence and using explicit language to convey this message (see “Fuck tha Police”). Dre, however, was initially slow and clumsy in delivery and focused primarily on production while Ice Cube wrote lyrics for other N.W.A members. When Ice Cube left, Dr. Dre simultaneously handled performance and production of N.W.A’s Efil4zaggin and other Ruthless Records acts. As tensions rose among the musicians, Dre split from the group and co-founded the Death Row label. From this point on, Dr. Dre began to shine. Drawing on his previous experiences, Dr. Dre meticulously handled production of his critically acclaimed and influential album The Chronic. The album established the G-funk sound, known for synthesizers, groovy tones and deep bass — both the instrument and beats. After The Chronic, though, Dr. Dre did not release another album for seven years. In that time, people began to question if he fell off the map, relying on supporting new acts — the notable ones being 2Pac, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Eminem — to continue his legacy. It seemed Dre only cared about managing his production company. And while his beats were crisp, catchy and clean, people wanted to hear more Dre. So, seven years later, he released 2001 to prove the critics wrong. Detox, 12 years in the making. What does all this have to do with Detox though? If anything, his perfectionist tendencies may have contributed to his album being continuously pushed back — rumor has it that Dre once made someone record a single line over 100 times until it was perfect. This attention to detail may very well be the reason Dr. Dre has withheld the album. Even Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar have admitted the album has been completed for some time. The only previews we ever got were “I Need a Doctor” and “Kush,” which were both supposedly scrapped from the album. But Dre’s focus has also always been on production. Sometimes Dre makes appearances as a guest feature on verses, but it was his distinguishable heavy bass and signature drums that started his career in music. His mixing abilities and signature sounds are the reasons he started Beats by Dre. Even when comparing 2001 with recent hip-hop releases, 2001 sounds crisper and cleaner than most modern albums. And as the list of Dre’s managed acts grows, he potentially finds more reasons to delay the album. If I had to pinpoint the reason why Detox still hasn’t been released, it would have to be the amount of hype surrounding the album. When the album was first announced in 1999, Dre claimed it would be “the most advanced rap album ever.” With 14 years already passed, fans are wondering how Detox will manage to live up to that claim. The album could potentially be great, but should it drop now and fall short of expectations, fans may be disappointed to have waited so long for an album to only be good. Maybe we should give Dre a break, though. This is the man who skyrocketed the careers of Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, 2Pac, Eminem, 50 Cent and The Game. This is the man who helped Kendrick Lamar with Good Kid, M.A.A.d City and kept the west coast relevant in hip-hop. Maybe Dre was right in saying “fuck rap, y’all can have it back.” If he didn’t take a step back from rapping, these artists may not have found popularity so quickly. And if none of these artists rose to prominence the way they did, what would hip-hop be like today? First seen on the filter News 6 — Friday, January 24, 2014 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Palestinians deny Israeli claims about al-Qaida schemes Security officials are skeptical toward Israel’s allegations of bomb plot RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security officials on Thursday cast doubt on Israel’s claim that it broke up an al-Qaida plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, alleging Israel concocted the story to bolster its position in peace talks. Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says it arrested three Palestinian men — two from Israelicontrolled east Jerusalem and one from the West Bank — over the plot. It said those arrested admitted to planning a suicide bombing at the embassy and other attacks. It said they received their instructions over the Internet through a handler in the Gaza Strip who had direct ties to al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri. Adnan Damiri, a spokesman for the Palestinian security services in the West Bank, said there is “no indication” that alQaida has a presence in the territory. “Al-Qaida cannot operate here,” Damiri said. “It needs broad logistical support and that cannot be here in this small area.” He said Israel had arrested some naive “boys” and claimed they were al-Qaida to halt American pressure to show more flexibility in peace talks. Israel has demanded it retain a presence in parts of the Palestinian-claimed West Bank after any future peace deal due to security concerns. One of the suspects was identified as Ala Ghannam, 21, from Aqaba, a village near the northern West Bank town of Jenin. His cousin, Arafat Ghannam, told The Associated Press that the 21 year old was arrested by the Israeli military two and half weeks ago in a night raid. He said Palestinian intelligence forces had arrested him just a week before and had let him go. The Palestinians arrest- ed him because of “Islamic views” he expressed on Facebook, the cousin said without elaborating. He said the family was not aware about his alleged interest in al-Qaida but said they were not shocked to hear about it. Israeli security officials long have warned of the threat of what they call “global jihad,” a word they use for various militant groups in the Gaza Strip and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula inspired by al-Qaida’s ideology and tactics. But Wednesday marked the first time that Israel explicitly accused the group of being behind an attempted attack. Officials believe there are several hundred of these militants, known as Salafists, in Gaza. The Salafi presence in the West Bank is far more limited. Palestinian security forces recently arrested about 20 young men who allegedly tried to set up a Salafist organization. Officials have described the men as disaffected youths who had no training in weapons or attacks. Last November, Israeli forces killed three members of that group in a shootout in the city of Hebron. Israeli security officials say there is some cooperation with their Palestinian counterparts in the West Bank to keep the Salafis under watch. In Gaza, the Salafis have emerged as rivals to the ruling Islamic militant Hamas group. A Hamas security official said al-Qaida does not exist in the crowded seaside strip. “Al-Qaida has never fired a single shot to liberate the land,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. Adnan Abu Amer, a Gaza expert on Islamic movements, said there are groups in the area inspired by al-Qaida “but we haven’t found any direct links.” Aviv Oreg, a former head of the Israeli military unit that tracks alQaida, said that if the group was indeed behind the plot, it would create a “whole new ballgame” since it would show new capabilities inside Israel’s borders. Gov. Snyder requests additional work-visas for state of Michigan Governor seeks thousands of visas to recruit talented immigrants DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked the federal government Thursday to set aside thousands of work visas for bankrupt Detroit, a bid to revive the decaying city by attracting talented immigrants who are willing to move there and stay for five years. The Republican governor has routinely touted immigration as a powerful potential force for growing Detroit’s economy, saying immigrant entrepreneurs start many small businesses and file patents at twice the rate of U.S.-born citizens. “Let’s send a message to the entire world: Detroit, Michigan, is open to the world,” Snyder said at a news conference. The proposal involves EB-2 visas, which are offered every year to legal immigrants who have advanced degrees or show exceptional ability in certain fields. 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In Washington, State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters Thursday that she was aware of the governor’s comments but had no immediate response. Snyder’s office has said immigrants created nearly one-third of the high-tech businesses in Michigan in the last decade, and he cited a study that found for every job that goes to an immigrant, 2.5 are created for U.S.-born citizens. Being more welcoming to immigrants would also make the city more attractive to employers. “The point isn’t just to say, ‘Let’s have a lot of jobs created in Detroit for immigrants,’” he said. “Let’s step this up. Let’s do something that could really be a jumpstart to the continuing comeback of Michigan and Detroit.” The city, the largest in Ameri- can history to file for bankruptcy, has been hollowed out by a long population decline, from 1.8 million people in its heyday of the 1950s, to about 713,000 today at the time of the 2010 census. 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OUR JOB IS TO WRITE, YOUR JOB IS TO READ WE TWEET IT, YOU READ IT TWEETABUNCH SO YOU CAN READ AT LUNCH @MICHIGANDAILY The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Friday, January 24, 2014 — 7 Growing pains evident in loss to Buckeyes A young ‘M’ team looks, well, young Poor shooting dooms Wolverines in their second Big Ten loss By LEV FACHER By MAX COHEN Daily Sports Writer Daily Sports Editor The beginning of the Michigan women’s basketball game Thursday night against Ohio State featured more bricks than an 18th-century Georgian home. The Wolverines (4-2 Big Ten, 13-6 overall) started the game shooting 2-for-16 from the field and couldn’t overcome their early OHIO STATE 61 shooting MICHIGAN 50 woes. Despite Michigan’s 11-0 spurt in the last 2:44 of the first half, a 19-2 second-half run by the Buckeyes (3-3, 13-9) sealed their 61-50 victory at Crisler Center. With the win, the Buckeyes avenged a blowout loss earlier in the season to the Wolverines. This time, Ohio State didn’t fade like it had in the first meeting when a strong end to the first half for Michigan jumpstarted an easy victory. On Thursday, Ohio State continued attacking when the game was close at the end of the first half. The Buckeyes embarked on their lengthy run over a span BY THE NUMBERS Ohio State at Michigan 2-of-16 Michigan’s mark from 3-point range, a 12.5-percent clip 19-2 The Buckeyes’ second-half run, which effectively sealed the game 17 Points scored by Shannon Smith, leading all scorers 10 Total points scored outside the paint for Michigan ALEX GALEL/Daily Junior guard Shannon Smith scored a game-high 17 points, including a seven-point run, but it wasn’t enough Thursday. of nine minutes in the second half to take control of the game. It was the first time the Wolverines played an opponent for a second time this season, and Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico suggested that added pressure for her young team. “When they got their first lead, we really got super tight,” Barnes Arico said. “We were never really able to recover.” The run was a reversal of roles for the teams. The Wolverines looked to be in control right before the run when junior guard Shannon Smith scored seven consecutive points to give Michigan a 40-33 lead with more than 11 minutes remaining in the game. Then, the Buckeyes marched right back and made the game their own. On their run to end the first half, the Wolverines focused on bruising their way into the interior. Junior forward Nicole Elmblad scored five of Michigan’s 11 points during the run, as a result of her work around the basket. Elmblad made a close jumper, drew a foul and made the free throw to tie the game at 21, and then collected an offensive rebound and put it back up to give the Wolverines the lead on their next possession. Sophomore guard Madison Ristovski hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds before halftime to finish the run and give the Wolverines a 26-21 lead. For the first 15 minutes of the game, points were at a premium for Michigan. The Wolverines uncharacteristically failed to find open looks until junior forward Cyesha Goree made a layup with just more than five minutes left before the break. “I think we just came out super flat,” Barnes Arico said. “We missed a bunch of shots, and I think the more shots we MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY missed, the more pressure we felt.” Ohio State didn’t fare much better. The Buckeyes shot 29 percent from the field and committed 12 turnovers in the first half, keeping Michigan in the game. The game was tied at 33 with just a tick less than 13 minutes remaining, until Smith scored seven straight points, finding all of her success on the run driving to the basket for layups. But the Wolverines were unable to replicate the success in the lane throughout the contest. Michigan’s offense continued to sputter through much of the second half. It shot 7-for-27 to start the half until Elmblad made a layup with 2:07 left. The Wolverines turned the ball over 17 times in the defeat, dooming their attempt to claw back from the early hole. “We played nervous,” Smith said. “They just outworked us.” Some things are just too good to be true, or at least, too good to be true on a nightly basis. There was a certain inevitability to the Michigan women’s basketball team’s off night Thursday, when even a 17-point effort from junior guard Shannon Smith couldn’t save the Wolverines. Inexperience caught up with Michigan early and often in a 61-50 loss to Ohio State in front of 1,646 at the Crisler Center. But Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico knew she could only be so upset with a team that features only six players who receive regular playing time, only one of whom played substantial minutes last year. “Maybe we saw our young team be a young team for the first time in a long time,” Barnes Arico said. “That’s what I’m hoping it is.” In this case, being a young team entailed shooting 2-for-16 from beyond the arc, turning the ball over 17 times and registering just seven assists as a team all night — by and large Michigan’s worst offensive performance of the year. Trailing 16-8 14 minutes into the game, it was clear to the Wolverines that reaching even their season-low scoring total of 52 points would be a stretch. Barnes Arico conceded that there are bound to be bumps in the road for a team that has relied on the rebounding of a junior who has never averaged more than three minutes per game and the shooting of two underclassman guards playing their first meaningful minutes of college basketball. Smith has been overshadowed in recent weeks by freshman guard Siera Thompson, whose torrid 3-point shooting led the Wolverines to a 4-1 start to Big Ten play. But even Thompson, who was the nation’s eighth-most accurate 3-point shooter entering Thursday’s game, isn’t immune to off nights. After draining a wide-open 3-pointer 38 seconds into the game, she missed her last seven attempts from the field. Smith did her best to make up for her teammates’ offensive dormancy. She attempted 20 field goals, many of which came with the shot clock winding down, but only seven ended up on the right side of the iron. Sophomore guard Madison Ristovski is also capable of Thompson-esque offensive outbursts, but she also had an off night against the Buckeyes, finishing with just six points on a 3-pointer, a field goal and a free throw. “I swear, in shootaround today, Madison made 10 straight threes,” Barnes Arico said. “Usually if somebody’s off, somebody else will pick it up.” But for the first time since Michigan’s seasonopening loss to Bowling Green, nobody was there to pick up the slack. The cold spell even extended to Michigan’s forwards, as junior Nicole Elmblad went 3-for-11 from the field. “It happens once in a while,” Elmblad said. “One of these games, the ball just wasn’t going to go in the net. … We didn’t do a very good job of controlling the things we could control.” The loss breaks a remarkable 10-game run in which the Wolverines’ only losses came at the hands of Michigan State and No. 4 Notre Dame. “We saw our young team be a young team for the first time in a long time.” WRESTLING With identical footsteps but Wrestlers ride momentum into showdown with Spartans different routes, brothers follow each other to Michigan By JACOB GASE Daily Sports Writer By CLAIRE KINTNER Daily Sports Writer For years, high-school crosscountry and track standouts Ethan and Colin Martin have pushed each other to become the best distance runners in western Pennsylvania. For the identical twin brothers, Michigan’s newest crosscountry and track commits, it has always been about fun competition. Still, up until his senior year, Colin had never beaten Ethan in a race, but he was always within a few painful inches. Colin would place fifth, but Ethan would place second. Colin would clock a blazing fast two-mile, but Ethan would run two seconds faster. Last year, they tied. “I wanted to catch Ethan on his best day so I could call it a true victory,” Colin said. “It’s always going to be a rivalry, but it’s friendly. There’s no bitterness. Still, I put a target on his back every single race.” And this past fall, Colin defied the odds by beating out more than 200 runners in the Red, White & Blue Classic Invitational in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Oval, followed by Ethan in third. Now that the results can go either way, it will be interesting to see just how far the sibling rivalry will be able to go next fall. For now, though, both boys remain intent on continuing to improve and clock even better times over the next few months. Though the idea of “brotherly love” begins to get a little heated at times, it seems that the bond Ethan and Colin share far outweighs the final outcome of any given competition. The twins have been lucky to have each other as training partners over the years, and because of the respectable coaching they’ve received, they will continue running toward excellence at the collegiate level next year. As a result, the two should be an up-and-coming force to watch on all circuits. The duo began posting top finishes beginning with the 2012 Western Pennsylvania District 7 cross-country meet in the brothers’ junior year. Ethan and Colin led the pack of all marquee distance runners, winding up with second- “There’s no bitterness. Still, I put a target on his back.” and fifth-place finishes, respectively. Next up was the Class AAA state race in Hershey, Pa., in which Ethan took fifth and Colin 16th. Once racing moved indoors for the winter, Ethan placed second and Colin took seventh in the 3,000-meter race at the Pennsylvania State Indoor Track & Field Championship before upping the training during the 2013 outdoor season. The boys ran a pair of 4:18 times in the mile, followed by a 9:17 and 9:19 in the two-mile at the Class AAA championship that were worth 1-2 and 1-3 finishes. Ethan went on to run a 9:10 to win the 3,200-meter race at the state meet, with Colin placing fourth at 9:16. The Martins visited Ann Arbor last fall and were convinced it was a good fit both academically and athletically. “We believe that Coach Gibby is one of the top coaches in the nation, and we’re looking forward to running together for four more years,” Ethan said. Colin agreed. “It would have been a weird feeling competing against each other with different jerseys,” he said. “A lot of our success is due to practicing together and helping each other reach our maximum potential on the track. It’s a good feeling knowing that we’ll still be doing it at Michigan.” The shining star of this season’s Michigan wrestling team isn’t a seasoned senior or a talented junior or a muchimproved sophomore. Instead, it has been the sheer dominance of freshman Adam Coon. And why not? The nation’s No. 1 heavyweight is fresh off a victory over second-ranked Michigan St. two-time at Michigan defending Matchup: NCAA Michigan champion Tony Nelson State 5-6; Michigan 7-2 of Minnesota, was just When: Frinamed Big day 7 P.M. Ten Wrestler Where: Cliff of the Week Keen Arena and continues Video ($): to add to his MGoBlue.com undefeated streak of 23 straight victories, the greatest start in Michigan history. But one person cannot carry an entire team — even if that person is 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds. Behind the seemingly unstoppable Coon is an entire team that appears to have caught fire at the right time. After starting the Big Ten season with three straight victories over ranked opponents, including the most recent thriller against No. 2 Minnesota, the 12th-ranked Wolverines (3-0 Big Ten, 7-2 overall) will look to ride their wave of momentum to a victory over in-state rival Michigan State on Friday night at Cliff Keen Arena. “It’s indescribable,” said fifth-year senior Eric Grajales of Michigan’s recent success. “I’ve been here for five years, and we’ve never had a complete roster like this before. It really encourages you and motivates you to work harder and to perform.” Grajales, now ranked No. 7 in his weight class, is one of three Wolverines coming off victories over ranked opponents. In total, Michigan won six matches in the upset of Minnesota, including one victory by redshirt freshman Brian Murphy and one by freshman Connor Youtsey — two youngsters who figure to have prominent roles on this developing team. “The momentum is only going to carry as far as how disciplined these guys are,” said Michigan assistant coach Donny Pritzlaff. “Some good things are happening for us, but really, it’s going to be about getting back to what we’ve been doing, how we’ve been training and getting ready for Friday night.” Michigan State (0-3 Big Ten, 5-6 overall) comes to Ann Arbor struggling mightily in the Big Ten, with their closest margin of defeat coming in a 30-7 loss to Wisconsin in December. Despite the Spartans’ lack of success, the Wolverines said there will be no complacency on their part. “Michigan State’s easy for us to get up for,” Pritzlaff said. “They’re an in-state rival in every sport here at Michigan, and a lot of these guys have wrestled each other in high school and have a little bit of a rivalry themselves. We need to go out there and let everybody know that we’re the real program in the state.” Added Grajales: “It definitely is always a heated matchup. We always want to not only do our best, but put on a show. (We want to) prove something not only to ourselves, but to everybody in the state.” Much like the last dual meet, the contest with Michigan State will be headlined by Coon’s bout with another top-10 heavyweight, No. 9 Mike McClure. But despite the heavy attention that will be given to this match, Michigan’s ultimate focus is on the success of the team as a whole. “We want to go out there and dominate and wrestle hard in all 10 weight classes,” Pritzlaff said. “We want Youtsey to get us off to a strong start, and then Adam’s going to close out the door like he’s done for us all year.” Aiming for victory against both Michigan State and other tough Big Ten opponents who lie ahead — No. 11 Ohio State and No. 1 Penn State in particular — the coaches and the wrestlers are making sure their strong start isn’t getting to them. “We need to continue doing exactly what we’re doing right now,” Grajales said. “We’re slowly getting better and better. We’re not having fluke wins and guys doing things they shouldn’t be. Guys are performing well because they’re working hard, and they’re working hard because they’re performing well. It’s going full circle.” Sports 8A — Friday, January 24, 2014 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MICHIGAN 2, MICHIGAN STATE 1 ALLISON FARRAND/Daily Momentum in MOTOWN By GREG GARNO Daily Sports Editor DETROIT — Phil Di Giuseppe stood near the top of the crease, looking to somehow break a 1-1 tie. As the clock ticked down in a flurry of waving sticks, the junior forward watched the puck trickle toward him. He slapped the bouncing puck with the backhand of his stick, but was stopped as he’d been stopped all night on all six of his previous shots. But this time, he got another chance on a rebound off the pad of Michigan State goaltender Jake Hildebrand. Di Giuseppe knocked in the rebound and celebrated accordingly, pumping his fist, jumping and lifting his arms before he was swarmed by his teammates after he put his team up one with two minutes left. Di Giuseppe’s eight shots, the final of which finally found twine, propelled the No. 14 Michigan hockey team to a 2-1 victory over the Spartans on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. The two teams will finish the series tomorrow in East Lansing. Freshman forward JT Compher added the other goal, and freshman netminder Zach Nagelvoort made 32 saves to snap a four-game losing streak that dated back to the Great Lakes Invitational in December. “It’s a great relief,” Di Giuseppe said. “We haven’t played many games, so it’s hard to get out of a slump. And against a team like that and at ‘The Joe,’ it feels good.” Added Michigan coach Red Berenson: “I thought we played harder on the puck and stronger on our feet.” Di Giuseppe joined a new line with sophomore forwards Andrew Copp and Boo Nieves, finishing with the most shots (13) of any Michigan line on the night. Compher, who has been recovering from the flu for the past week, scored his seventh goal of the season thanks to a lucky bounce. As he tried to pass to junior forward Alex Guptill as he crashed the net, Compher’s pass deflected off a skate and back to his stick for an easy tap-in. But Michigan State brought itself back early in the third period when forward Joe Cox’s shot in the slot was deflected by teammate Michael Ferrantino to tie the game. It was Nagelvoort’s only blunder in an otherwise stellar performance. In their first game in two weeks since being swept by Wisconsin, the Wolverines looked slow out the gate, nearly falling behind in the first 30 seconds. But they received an early break courtesy of the officials when the whistle blew a play dead as the Spartans knocked the puck past Nagelvoort, who couldn’t fully cover it after a tough shot. “The ref came up to me and said, ‘You owe me one there,’ “ a smiling Nagelvoort said. “So, I’ll take it.” But the Spartans were repaid as a series of unlucky bounces, great saves and shots that went just wide stymied the Wolverines for the rest of the first period. Hildebrand stood calm and composed, spreading his glove out to the corner of the net midway through the first period to take away a goal from Di Giuseppe. Michigan found more space near the opposing crease, harassing Hildebrand all night long. “It wasn’t just a grinding game,” Berenson said. “There were a lot of rushes, turnovers, outnumbered rushes and justabout goals. Typical MichiganMichigan State.” Hildebrand’s counterpart, Nagelvoort, wasn’t needed to make the flashy saves, but he stopped the shots he needed to in his third consecutive By ERIN LENNON Daily Sports Writer DETROIT — Midway through the first period Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena, the No. 14 Michigan hockey team looked, well, like it had played just two games in three weeks. ALLISON FARRAND/Daily start since alternating with sophomore Steve Racine. The defense and penalty kill that played in front of him — which has looked suspect and disorganized in the past four games — quietly finished with a solid game, holding off every penalty the Wolverines took. “The ‘D’ did a really good job tonight, making sure I could see everything in front of me,” Nagelvoort said. “If I could go my whole career without ever losing to (Michigan) State, that would be phenomenal. “Tomorrow will be fun.” First, freshman goaltender Zach Nagelvoort let a loose puck under his arm but fell on his back to earn the lucky whistle. Five minutes later, a poor defensive change by Brennan Serville forced freshman defenseman Michael Downing to defend a two-onone breakaway attempt. Then, it was Nagelvoort again, this time skating into a pass en route to the bench. But when the cobwebs were brushed off, the Wolverines (3-2 Big Ten, 10-6-2 overall) showed glimpses of the team they were earlier in the season, and they did so against Michigan State without needing late-game heroics from sophomore forward Andrew Copp. Instead, the heroics came from his linemates. In an attempt to reignite his dormant offensive threats, Michigan coach Red Berenson decided to shake up the line pairings heading into a rematch against the Spartans (2-3-2, 8-11-3). His newest line included Copp, sophomore forward Boo Nieves and junior forward Phil Di Giuseppe. The trio combined for 13 shots, including an assist and a goal. Tied at 1-1 with less than three minutes remaining in regulation, with Michigan’s seventh overtime contest this season looming, Di Giueseppe buried a rebound opportunity off Copp’s assist, securing the 2-1 victory and snapping the Wolverines’ four-game losing streak. “He’s hungry,” Berenson said. “He thinks he can score more, and he got one tonight.” Out of the center position and on a line with Copp and Di Giuseppe for the first time this season, Nieves looked as fast as advertised last season. Nieves had the Wolverines’ best scoring opportunity of the first period on a breakaway chance midway through frame. On Michigan’s first power play, Nieves found Di Giuseppe, who fired a shot that would have found twine had it not been for an incredible save by Spartan goaltender Jake Hildebrand. “I thought this was good for Boo to get his confidence on the wing,” Berenson said. “And Phil- lip was strong all night.” After Berenson had broken up the once-dominant line, freshman forward JT Compher, junior Alex Guptill and senior Derek DeBlois were back together against the Spartans. “It’s good to be back with them,” Compher said. “I thought we had some good chances. They both made great plays on goal, so it’s good to be back with them. I think anyone on our team can play together, but we definitely have some chemistry.” With 8:24 remaining in the frame, Compher — who has been a nonfactor since stringing together a six-game point streak in November — drilled a loose puck in front of the crease for Michigan’s first goal. DeBlois tallied the assist. And with 3:10 remaining in the third period, Compher, who was recovering from the flu this week, narrowly missed a second goal in front of the net. Meanwhile, the duo of junior forward Zach Hyman and senior Luke Moffatt added seven of the Wolverines’ 36 shots. Hyman, who hadn’t recorded a point since Dec. 2 against Ohio State, nearly scored twice. “They had a good game,” Berenson said. “I thought Zach was terrific tonight. You can see they’re working hard. They’re getting chances, and they’re getting pucks to the net.” Copp, who scored eight points — including six goals and two assists — in his last seven games, did not score Thursday. But this time, he didn’t need to. For Michigan, that’s a good thing. Because when this team is at its best, it doesn’t need to rely on only its leading scorer. Unbeaten in B1G, MSU-‘M’ in spotlight By DANIEL FELDMAN Daily Sports Writer Having remained unbeaten in arguably its toughest stretch of the season, the Michigan men’s basketball team has one more storm to weather. After beating then-No. 3 Wisconsin on the road this past Saturday and No. 10 Iowa on Wednesday night, the Wolverines’ focus shuffled to preparing to enter the beast that is East Lansing to take on No. 3 Michigan State on Saturday night in a clash of undefeated Big Ten foes with first place in the toughest conference in the nation on the line. But on Thursday afternoon, news broke that Spartan forward Branden Dawson will be out four to five weeks after breaking his hand by slamming it on a table while watching film earlier in the day. And it appears fellow forward Adreian Payne will join Dawson on the sideline after Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Payne’s chances of playing Saturday are “slim to none” after practice Thursday. If Payne doesn’t play, it will be his fifth straight missed game due to a sprained right foot. With the pair out, the Spartans (7-0 Big Ten, 18-1 overall) will have to rely heavily on guard Gary Harris — the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year — who comes into the game averaging 18.9 points per Big Ten game, the third-highest in the conference. In Payne’s absence, Harris has averaged 20 points and 3.25 steals. Additionally, a significant contribution can be expected from guard Keith Appling in the rivalry game. The senior scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in last year’s game in East Lansing, a 75-52 blowout win for the Spartans. Down by as many as 31 points in the second half, Michigan never had a chance after Trey Burke got into early foul trouble. An even more telling sign of the extremity of the embarrassing loss was that all 15 Wolverine players got into the game. “They punked us,” said sophomore guard Nik Stauskas. “They came out from the very start, and they were a lot more aggressive than we were. They were getting every loose ball, every rebound. They were throwing the ball in the post and we couldn’t do anything about it.” With both forwards out, 6-foot-8 freshman Kenny Kaminski will most likely fill in for the Spartans. Kaminski’s 15 points on five 3-pointers helped Michigan State beat Minnesota in overtime on Jan. 11. Forward Matt Costello — who has played 20-plus minutes in three out of the last four Spartan games — could also play a big role. While sophomore forward Glenn Robinson III says last year’s loss has “been on the back of my mind” and will help Michigan on Saturday, he also admits that Michigan’s losses from its non-conference portion of the schedule have helped the Wolverines of late. “Like I’ve been saying, it’s a good thing we played Iowa State, Duke — the tough road games we have been on — to prepare for this game,” Robinson said. While Michigan (6-0, 14-4) may have caught a break with Payne and Dawson likely out, it will still have to face “The Izzone,” the Michigan State men’s basketball student section with more than 3,000 students. After being “shook” and “a little nervous to play on their home court” as a freshman last year, Robinson believes he’s more prepared in his second appearance at the Breslin Center. “As soon as we got out there we PAUL SHERMAN/Daily heard boos and bad chants about us,” he said. “Especially as freshmen, you never expect that, so I think I’m a lot tougher mentally.” What could make the road game an even tougher environment for the Wolverines is the fact that ESPN’s College GameDay will be at East Lansing for the national telecast. With a lead in the Big Ten standings on the line, this game could once again prove to be the difference in March for these two teams — one team having formed its identity after an injury and one that must figure out how to bounce back after a setback.