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Lawyer for bin Laden driver talks about case Schnieder saved driver from major terrorism charges By ARIANA ASSAF Daily Staff Reporter ALLISON FARRAND/Daily
Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS and the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, spoke to students and faculty about his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy, and how to empower average citizens to take action towards ending world poverty and hunger.
CFE director’s role expanded Engineering prof. will advise entrepreneurship education By STEPHANIE SHENOUDA Daily Staff Reporter
In an attempt to integrate formal entrepreneurial education into every student’s major, Martha Pollack, University provost and vice president of student affairs, has appointed Engineer-
ing Prof. Thomas Zurbuchen as senior advisor for entrepreneurial education to begin immediately, the University announced Monday. Zurbuchen, who joined the University in 1996, launched the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering in 2008 and has helped the center expand its influence and scope over the past five years. CFE programs are currently available to 90 percent of undergraduate students, but Zurbuchen said in a statement that he believes those efforts can be
expanded and improved. “Our goal is to create the best creativity toolset in the world for students who want to learn how to ‘be the difference’ anywhere in the world,” Zurbuchen said. “A lot of this, we won’t have to build. We just need to bundle. Entrepreneurial activities have grown tremendously here over the past decade. This isn’t a topdown effort. This energy is coming mostly from the bottom up, and that’s how revolutions happen.” Pollack also noted that entrepreneurial education is not as
much about creating something new as it is facilitating the collaboration of available resources. “We see this role as one that not only knits together the University’s existing resources in entrepreneurship education, but also expands them, to offer as many students as possible a chance to develop entrepreneurial skills,” Pollack said in a statement. “This is a step we’re taking for the education of our students, but I see tremendous potential for its effects to ripple See DIRECTOR, Page 3
Harry Schneider, a lawyer at Seattle-based Perkins Coie, spoke to a group of over 100 people Monday afternoon as part of The International Law Workshop. Schneider talked about his involvement in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who was a driver for Osama bin Laden, and as a result was accused of engaging in acts of terrorism against the United States. Hamad was detained by the United States for nearly eight years before he won his case. Though he faced serious charges of assisting one of the most wanted criminals in American history, Hammad was only found guilty of materially supporting bin Ladin, after arguments from a legal team that included Schneider, courtappointed lawyer Lt. Commander Charles Swift, Georgetown University Law Prof. Neal Katyal and others from Perkins Coie. Hamdan was first apprehend-
Eaton to focus on police, fire, basic services University alum faces elections as only official candidate By ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS Daily Staff Reporter
Democrat Jack Eaton says budget management and security are his main priorities in the run up to the election for city Ann Arbor in the fourth ward. The University alum beat incumbent Marcia Higgins in the August primary. Eaton graduated from the University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned a law degree at Wayne State University in 1991. He represents public sector unions, consisting mostly of transit employees. Originally from Saginaw, he has lived in Ann Arbor for the past 27 years with his family. Eaton was unsuccessful the past two times he ran for office in 2010 and 2012. The only opposition Eaton faces this year are write-in candidates. William Lockwood is the only official write-in candidate, but a “20pound carp” has unofficially challenged Eaton via Twitter.
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“What neighborhood activists find is that when they go to their council members is they don’t feel they are being represented.” Eaton said. “Often you feel like you are the adversary when you seek to have your representative act on your behalf.” He has served as president of Friends of Dickens Woods Nature Area, and co-founded the Neighborhood Alliance, a coalition of Ann Arbor neighborhood groups, five years ago. The group is still active today. Eaton stressed that his main concern as a candidate is managing the city’s budget priorities. “The fundamental responsibility of the local government is to provide basic services like police, fire, trash pickup and to maintain the infrastructure: roads, storm sewers and waste water systems” he said. He says funding for the city’s safety services has been particularly lacking while developers get tax breaks and money was spent on underground parking. “I believe, and people similarly situated believe, that over the last ten years our local government has neglected our safety services,” Eaton said. Eaton said he’s especially concerned about how these cuts could affect University students. See SERVICES, Page 3
ed on Nov. 24, 2001 after dropping his daughter and pregnant wife off at the Pakistan boarder. His second daughter was born while he was detained, and he didn’t meet her until he was released years later. During his time as a detainee, he was subject to harsh interrogation, including sexual humiliation and sleep deprivation. He was imprisoned in several facilities, including the notorious Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Hamdan was born in Yemen and orphaned at an early age. He was not extensively educated. Schneider said Hamdan’s job offer from bin Laden offered a drastically different standard of living than he could have expected otherwise. “He was told that if he stayed in Afghanistan, he could work and earn ten times the money he could ever hope to earn in Yemen,” Schneider said. Hamdan was first employed by bin Laden in 1996 to transport agricultural workers who worked on bin Laden’s farm. Eventually, Hamdan became the al-Qaida leader’s personal driver. Although Hamdan was not unaware of bin Laden’s activities, he wasn’t a central figure to his See DRIVER, Page 3
Palm oil company protested by students Campaign urges cereal maker to divest from Wilmar By AMIA DAVIS For the Daily
East Quad Residence Hall underwent a year-long, $116-million renovation and a radical resdesign.
Post renovations, ‘old’ East Quad remembered fondly Residential College members mourn loss of ‘Half Ass’ By EMMA KERR For the Daily
Since the reopening of East Quad Residence Hall this fall, students have begun to wonder what exactly the renovation’s $116-million price tag has bought them. The transition to the “new” East Quad has not been without significant adjustment and frustration.
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Students in the Residential College have called East Quad home since 1969. Some complain that the RC has taken a large loss as a community due to the renovation. However, most RC students who experienced East Quad before it was closed for renovations unanimously agree that, even if just for safety reasons and general deterioration after years of use, the building was in need of a makeover. LSA senior Rosie Levine, who recently completed an independent study project aimed at compiling memories
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and stories from East Quad prior to its renovation, said she feels it is important to acknowledge not only what was lost in East Quad’s renovation, but also the necessity of the improvements. “East Quad has been a really important place for a lot of people over the years,” Levine said. “Before East Quad closed, a lot of people came back and talked about how much the building really meant to them and how much their college life was really formed around East Quad and how that was See RENOVATIONS, Page 3
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University students and the Ann Arbor residents are teaming up with the Forest Heroes campaign, a group protesting the deforestation and displacement of endangered species in Indonesia, to urge the Kellogg Company to break its partnership with Wilmar International, a Singapore-based palm oil corporation. In 2011 and 2012, Newsweek ranked Wilmar, the world’s largest palm oil trader, as the least sustainable corporation in the world. Opponents say the company has deforested parts of Indonesia in order to produce its product. The company is said to be responsible for the endangerment of many species in Indonesia, including the orangutan and the Sumatran tiger, a rare subspecies found only on the Indonesian island. Forest Heroes has organized protest efforts and coalitions in the Ann Arbor area for some time. In October, the campaign recently held a statewide call-in See PROTESTED, Page 3
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How do you approach teaching a foreign language? I try to make it about the students, so I try to bring up topics that the students relate to. For example, I teach Hebrew, so if I am teaching the verb “to drink,” I won’t be afraid to say ‘do you drink at parties?’ The students will giggle, and it creates sparks and makes them a lot more engaged. Or, if I am teaching the word “roommate,” we can gossip about students’ roommates, and then we use the language. Essentially, the goal is to use the language. I make an effort to use the language through the students’ experiences. Really, I just like
How did you end up at the University? I followed my husband’s academic path. We had a lot of stops — a stop in Princeton, in New York City, back to Israel and Ann Arbor. I had not taught at a university before Ann Arbor, so these are the only students I know, and they’re awesome. They are usually very smart, sometimes too stressed about grades, but other than that pretty cool.
What is your favorite spot in Ann Arbor? I like the park — any park or playground. I have a little kid, and the parks are beautiful. I also love State Street during the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July. Students are not here then, so they don’t know about it. During Art Fair, Ann Arbor comes to life. There is no parking anywhere, and lots of people in line and outside. I like that because I miss a big city sometimes.
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WHERE: Plymouth WHEN: Sunday at about 12:25 a.m. WHAT: A 22-year-old passenger was arrested for possession of suspected marijuana during a traffic stop, University Police reported. He was later released pending warrant authorization.
WHERE: 2145 Hubbard Street WHEN: Saturday at about 5 p.m. WHAT: A subject reported that a University bus had struck his arm earlier in the day when he was at a bus stop, University Police reported. An investigation is pending.
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Guidance counselor Estella Pyfrom used money from her savings to create a mobile computer lab, CNN reported. Her goal is to keep the children of in-need families from falling behind in computer literacy.
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sex marriage is legal in 14 states and the District of Columbia. About a half hour after the Senate acted, President Barack Obama cited the vote as an example of “common sense starting to prevail” in a Congress that has opposed much of his agenda. “Inexorably, the idea of a more tolerant, more prosperous country that offers more opportunity to more people, that’s an idea that the vast majority of Americans believe in,” the president told a group of supporters gathered for a summit in Washington Monday night. Prospects are dimmer in the Republican-led House where Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, remains opposed. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a chief sponsor of the legislation, said the 60-plus bipartisan vote should force the House to vote on the legislation. “It was Republican votes that made the difference tonight and that that is a strong signal,” Collins aid. “I also think that attitudes are changing very rapidly on gay rights issues and we’re seeing that with each passing day. More and more people have embraced equality.” The vote served as a vivid reminder of the nation’s changing views and lingering resistance to homosexuality. The political implications resonated in Maine, as six-term Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud, who is running for governor, said he was gay and questioned whether it still mattered to voters. In high drama for the Senate, the typical 15-minute vote stretched beyond 30 minutes of waiting and cajoling. Two backers of the measure — Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — were on planes back to Washington. That left sponsors stuck at 58 of the necessary 60 votes, forcing Collins and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to lobby fiercely, sometimes at the door of the Republican cloakroom off the
Senate floor. Minutes into the vote, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire emerged to vote yes. Then the outcome rested with Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, who announced earlier this year that his son was gay and he supported same-sex marriage, and Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. After extended discussions, Portman and Toomey emerged to vote yes. “I have long believed that more legal protections are appropriate to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation,” Toomey said in a statement after the vote, in which he promised to offer an amendment to protect religious freedom. The other Republicans who voted yes were Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who had opposed the discrimination measure in 1996, Dean Heller of Nevada, and Mark Kirk of Illinois. Kirk delivered his first speech on the Senate floor since suffering a stroke in January 2012. Seated at a desk, Kirk said it was especially important for an Illinois Republican to speak out for the legislation in the tradition of Everett Dirksen and Abraham Lincoln, two leaders on civil rights. The three potential Republican presidential candidates — Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky — voted against, a reflection that among core GOP conservative voters opposition to gay rights remains strong. No senator spoke in opposition to the measure during Monday’s debate. Tony Perkins of the conservative Family Research Council said in a statement that he was disappointed in the Senate vote, but “confident that the U.S. House of Representatives will ultimately reject ENDA because it not only threatens the free market but religious liberties as well.”
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Mayor of Traverse City pleads guilty to drunk driving Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired. The Traverse City RecordEagle reports that Estes appeared in district court on Monday, less than two weeks after his arrest on a drunken driving count. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. The 63-year-old mayor was pulled over Oct. 23 after a candidates’ forum. Police spotted his pickup truck weaving across turn and bike lanes on a downtown street. A breath test recorded a blood-alcohol content of 0.12 percent, exceeding the 0.08 percent legal limit for driving.
Federal court halts plans for horse slaughtering A federal appeals court on Monday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Missouri to begin slaughtering horses, continuing on-again, offagain efforts to resume domestic equine slaughter two years after Congress lifted a ban on the practice. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a temporary injunction barring the Department of Agriculture from inspecting the plants, which were gearing up to open in the coming days after a federal judge in Albuquerque on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society and other animal protection groups alleged the department failed to conduct proper environmental studies when it issued permits to the slaughterhouses.
Mexico takes control of Lazaro city and seaport Mexico’s military has taken control of one of the nation’s biggest seaports as part of an effort to bring drug-cartel activity under control in the western state of Michoacan, officials said Monday. Federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said soldiers are now responsible for policing duties in the city of Lazaro Cardenas as well as in the Pacific seaport of the same name. The port is a federal entity separate from the city. “We have received anonymous tips that lead us to believe there has been corruption and collusion from people at the port,” Sanchez said.
Double suicide bombing and other attacks kill 12 A double suicide bombing and other attacks killed 12 people in Iraq on Monday, said officials, while Iraqi legislators passed a law laying the groundwork for next year’s parliamentary elections. Violence has spiked in Iraq since April, with the pace of killing reaching levels unseen since 2008. U.N. figures released last week showed that at least 979 people, mostly civilians, were killed last month alone. The latest attacks came two days after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki returned from a trip to Washington in which he sought assistance fighting the insurgency, including weapons and help with intelligence. President Barack Obama pledged Friday to help combat an increasingly active al-Qaida in Iraq but stopped short of announcing new commitments of the assistance al-Maliki sought. —Compiled from Daily wire reports
terroristic acts. During the trial, it was determined that President George W. Bush had overstepped his constitutional authority by failing to formally charge Hammad for two years after he was apprehended and violating
DIRECTOR From Page 1 through our state and nation.” Zurbuchen’s main duties will involve constructing an entrepreneurial curriculum that will benefit all 19 schools and colleges, including a minor available to all students in fall 2014. The goal is to increase opportunities
RENOVATIONS From Page 1 really the center of their social life and political life.” The Halfway Inn, a concert space known among students as “the Half-ass,” was one of the major parts of East Quad and was eliminated during renovations, sparking discontent among some students. “That was a huge central aspect of the East Quad community, and they actually took it away in the renovation, and a lot of people were really, really upset about that,” Levine said. Joellyn Plasterer, a sophomore in the Residential College, admits that students living in East Quad have experienced a loss of community during this transitional period for the RC, which was relocated to West Quad Residence Hall during construction. “Half of us in the RC didn’t have that sense of community, so we don’t even know how to foster it. We don’t know what the RC was before,” Plasterer said, “People will tell us it was better, but how do you fix that? The administrators are trying really hard, but I think the community is suffering.” Having lived in East Quad both before renovations and after, Madeline Higgins, an RC junior and East Quad resident adviser, said she had a very positive experience living in the old
News detainment rules of the Geneva Convention. On Feb. 7, 2002, Bush decided that the Geneva Conventions would not apply to detainees captured in the conflict in Afghanistan. Schneider pointed out the irony of this, as the United States had been a major player in securing the rights of war prisoners at Geneva in 1949. Schneider said he suspects the U.S. government waited to
charge him so could build a case against him. “There was no upside in proceeding before they were ready,” he said. These unusual and controversial factors made the victory that much sweeter, Schneider said. Seven years after being apprehended, Hamdan was finally released in January 2009. “It was pretty close to the best thing that could have happened.”
for students — especially in the smaller schools and colleges — meshing co-curricular and academic programs. Today, the University offers more than 40 entrepreneurial programs concentrated within the Business School and the College of Engineering. There are also student-led endeavors, such as MPowered’s 1,000 Pitches program, which attracts thousands of participants every
year. The administration has emphasized entrepreneurship outside of the business and engineering schools this year with the creation of several programs, such as the Law School’s Entrepreneurship Clinic, which advises students in any college about the common start-up legal issues, from intellectual property laws to drafting finance documents.
East Quad. “It was a blast. The community was just really great. There was a lot of art work on the walls — murals and stuff; it just had a great personality,” she said. Higgins added that her experience with the new East Quad has been similarly positive thus far. “Coming back from West Quad has been a great experience; everybody is a lot more open here, especially because of the layout of the building,” Higgins said. Though students complain about how the RC has changed with the renovation of East Quad, Levine sees the changes as “complicated.” “The new building definitely matches the University’s goals for the future, and I think there were a lot of problems with the old building, like structurally and health-code wise, for sure,” Levine said. “But I definitely think that the building itself was a point of similarity between people from the RC from different generations; people came together around that, and there is a lot lost there even though it had to happen.” The dining hall has been a source of frustration for students actually living in East Quad. Students from other dorms choose to eat there frequently and crowd the room, as South Quad dining hall is closed this year for construction. Peter Logan, the director of
communications for University Housing, said in comparison to other dining halls, East Quad provides more options for vegetarian and vegan students, more local foods — all meat and poultry at East Quad is local — and made-to-order food. However, Plasterer mentions overcrowding and the general time-consuming nature of eating in the East Quad dining hall affect her and other residents on a daily basis. Students are still adjusting to this new dining experience, and are finding ways to cope with the crowds. “We aren’t restoring residence halls to be what they were or to meet expectations of those who used to live there,” Logan said, “We are renovating them for the contemporary and emerging needs of current and future students.” The post-renovation East Quad, Plasterer said, almost feels like a hotel. Things are very clean, modern and nice, but it doesn’t always feel like home. But Plasterer and other students are also excited to see what East Quad becomes. “I think it is kind of cool that we have this opportunity to put our unique imprint on this building.” Higgins said. “East Quad was definitely home to both students and faculty before the renovation,” Levine said, “Maybe it will become that for a new generation again, but this building was really special.”
Ousted leader Morsi defiant in early stages of long-awaited trial Former president questioned legitimacy of court, refuses jumpsuit CAIRO (AP) — Ousted President Mohammed Morsi refused to wear a prison jumpsuit, entering the caged dock in a dark business suit as his co-defendants applauded. He defiantly questioned the legitimacy of the court and proclaimed himself still Egypt’s leader. His fellow Muslim Brotherhood members chanted, “Down with military rule!” Morsi’s long-awaited trial got off to a chaotic start Monday, with outbursts and interruptions, and it was quickly adjourned until Jan. 8. The dramatic first public appearance for Morsi since the July 3 military coup that removed him from power was meant to be a step toward due process. Instead, it highlighted the challenges facing Egypt’s interim authorities as they attempt to close a chapter of his presidency, while his Islamist supporters seek to disrupt the effort. Morsi and 14 co-defendants — seven of whom are still at large — are charged with inciting the killing of protesters who massed outside the presidential palace in December 2012 and demanded that he call off a referendum on a new Islamist-drafted constitution. Brotherhood members attacked a sit-in by the protesters, sparking clashes that left 10 people dead. Before Monday’s session
began, silent video broadcast on state TV showed Morsi arriving in a minibus outside the makeshift courtroom at a police academy in eastern Cairo. He wore the dark suit, light shirt and no tie, flanked by burly policemen. A smiling Morsi later walked into the cage in the court — still in the same garb, unlike his co-defendants in white prison jumpsuits. They stood in two lines like a presidential honor guard, applauding and raising their hands in a fourfingered gesture — commemorating the hundreds of his supporters killed when security forces moved to clear protest encampments in August. Another defendant — an aide held with him in the secret military location — also was in a suit. Feisty and healthy-looking after four months of secret detention, the 62-year-old Morsi immediately started talking even before Judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef gave him the floor. “What is going on now is a cover for a military coup,” Morsi shouted in a voice that echoed through the courtroom. “I warn everybody. ... I wish that the Egyptian judiciary would not become one day a cover for the military coup.” The defense lawyers clapped. Chants from his fellow defendants followed: “Down, down with military rule!” Youssef tried to calm the raucous scene. “This is enough. The court wants to carry on and provide you with the guarantees necessary” for a fair trial, he said. But Morsi repeated at least four times, “I am the president
of the republic.” He rejected the proceedings and said he had been forced to attend. “I am here by force and against my will. The coup is a crime and treason,” he said Morsi refused to enter a plea and demanded that he be given a microphone, although his voice was loud enough for everyone in the courtroom to hear. “This is not my court,” Morsi went on. “This court, with all due respect, doesn’t have jurisdiction over the president. There is a military coup in this country. The leaders of this coup must be brought to trial according to the constitution.” At one point, some journalists in court shouted: “Execution, you will get execution, Morsi!” Morsi had set the unruly tone, interrupting the judge, speaking when he wanted to, and once even talking over a defense lawyer. “I want to comment here,” he said. Similarly defiant was Mohammed el-Beltagy, a senior Brotherhood leader who repeatedly interrupted the judge. “You are not paying attention. You will get the chance to speak,” the judge told him. Snapped el-Beltagy: “It is you who is not paying attention.” After a rowdy 10 minutes, Youssef adjourned the session because of the interruptions. When it resumed more than 75 minutes later, the lawyers had had their first meeting with Morsi and the co-defendants. Lawyer Mohammed El-Damaty said Morsi spent most of the time inquiring about conditions in Egypt, his supporters and what happened during his detention.
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PROTESTED From Page 1 day where volunteers made 600 phone calls to the John Bryant, CEO of Kellogg Company, to break their partnership with Wilmar. Kellogg, based in Battle Creek, Mich., is known for producing cereals like Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies. It also owns several major snack brands, including Cheez-it, Pop Tarts and Pringles. On Nov. 20, Forest Heroes will travel to Kellogg’s Battle Creek headquarters to protest against the companies relationship with Wilmar. Kellogg is one of the palm oil supplier’s biggest customers. Eva Resnick-Day, campaign
SERVICES From Page 1 He said many neighborhoods where students live are magnets for crime. “I’d like to see our police department and the University Police cooperate on crimes” he said. “We need to work together to address how students are victimized.” Eaton also plans to strength-
organizer of Ann Arbor’s section of Forest Heroes, said the organization is recruiting students to get involved in efforts to pressure Kellogg to break its partnership. She said the group is also petitioning in several areas around Ann Arbor, including the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market. The campaign’s online petition has over 150,000 signatures. Resnick-Day said it is possible to produce deforestation-free palm oil, as corporations such as Nestle have done in the past. Public Policy senior Alex Leader, a member of Forest Heroes, said if Kellogg breaks ties with Wilmar, the event would have a “tipping-point effect.” And if Wilmar becomes a more sustainable corporation, other corporations will follow their example, he said.
en the relationship between the University and the city. He believes believing that increased discussions between the administration and the city will create a more transparent environment. He added that a lack of communication often results in citizens’ not having a say in what goes on in the town, citing the University’s installation of solar panels on Plymouth Road in January as an example.
Kerry and Saudi leadership pledge to work together Promise of cooperation comes during busy times for two countries RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The United States and Saudi Arabia promised each other and the region Monday that they would continue to work together, with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal saying “our two friendly countries” are busy dealing jointly with troublesome issues like Syria, Iran and the Mideast peace process. “There is no room for emotion and anger here, but rather for policies of commonsense and level-headedness,” Saud said at a joint news conference with Kerry. Nevertheless, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for his visit to Saudi Arabia as differences between the two countries intensified over the Obama administration’s policy toward war-torn Syria, its movement toward a possible dialogue with Iran, a regional rival of the Saudis, and its stance on Egypt’s military coup. Saud also expressed his deep frustration with the United Nations, where the Saudis recently rejected a seat on the Security Council because of its inability to achieve progress in the Syria or for the Palestinians. The prince told Kerry: “A true
relationship between friends is based on sincerity, candor and frankness, rather than mere courtesy.” The pair appeared together not long after Kerry, speaking to U.S. employees at the American Embassy here, hailed the kingdom’s role as “the senior player” in the Middle East. For his part, Kerry said: “this is a deep relationship and it has endured for 75 years and it will endure well into the future.” Kerry in the past has played down the separate stances as differences in “tactics” rather than in the end goal. “Right now, we have some very important things to talk about to make certain that the Saudi Arabian-U.S. relationship is on track, moving forward and doing the things that we need to accomplish,” he told the embassy staffers. Kerry listed a number of key areas, including Syria, Egypt and Iran, but also mentioned the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the broader effort to tamp down “nihilism” that leads to extremist violence. The Saudis have complained that the United States did not follow through on its threat to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad with military strikes for his government’s use of chemical weapons. Last month, the Saudis won but turned down an elected seat on the U.N. Security Council, saying the body had proved itself largely meaningless because of its inability over two years to address the crisis in Syria.
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Don’t idle on idling City Council needs new tactics to spread anti-idling campaign
ast week, the city of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County administrators launched a campaign to reduce excessive vehicle idling — running a car without moving. Concerned about the harms of leaving car engines running when they’re not in use, city officials hope the educational program will protect health, save money and improve the environment. The program — which can be found at Motor-Smart.org — offers many resources for spreading awareness. While the risks of vehicle emissions are harmful to the environment as a whole, experts have specifically mentioned the susceptibility of children. “Children actually breathe in a lot more air for their body size as compared to adults, so they get a much larger dose (of vehicle emissions),” Sara Adar, assistant professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health, said in an interview with Motor Smart. “Of course, they’re also still growing and developing.” The emergence of the Motor Smart campaign follows an attempt at passing a similar city-
wide ordinance by the Ann Arbor City Council in 2011. Under the provisions of the idling ban, drivers would be subject to $100 fines for unoccupied idling for any amount of time, or occupied idling for over five minutes. Due to enforcement concerns, the proposal ultimately failed to pass through the city council. The new educational campaign, while informative, only educates through a passive website. The campaign also faces the same lack of enforcement mechanisms as the proposed ordinance. If city officials are truly committed to ending harmful vehicle idling, the city council should work with the Environmental Commission to devise ways of spreading the message of the campaign.
Diversity must be a priority The Association of Black Professionals, Administrators, Faculty and Staff; Council for Disability Concerns; MLK Symposium Committee; President’s Advisory Commission on Women’s Issues; Professional Latinos at UM Alliance; UM LGBT Faculty Alliance; UM Library Diversity Council; University Diversity Council; Senate Assembly Committee for an Inclusive University; Women of Color in the Academy Project and the Women of Color Task Force publish this open letter to the University Board of Regents and Presidential Search Advisory Committee in order to voice our concern that the next president must be experienced and successful in increasing diversity among students, faculty and staff. Our new president must also be accomplished in promoting a healthy climate that respects the contributions of every person, regardless of differences of race, gender, sex, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, documentation status or other factors. We believe the next University president must have vision and demonstrate success in increasing diversity among the student body, thereby broadening access to a Michigan education. We‘re grateful for leaders at the University who have fought for affirmative action, dating back before the 2003 Grutter v. Bollinger Supreme Court decision. Despite significant efforts made to increase the racial, ethnic and economic diversity of student enrollment since passage of the statewide ballot measure prohibiting affirmative action, the University’s student composition is now 74 percent white and a majority upperincome. Between 2005 and 2012, data from the Office of the Registrar show the percentage of under-represented minorities at the University decreased from 12.1 percent to 9.7 percent among U.S. students. All our students are being shortchanged in their education by the limited intellectual and social engagement with people different from themselves. Furthermore, the University is not adequately fulfilling one of the key roles of American public education — increasing social mobility for working class people and people of color. We urge you to select someone with documented success in promoting appreciation and support for all people, regardless of race, gender, sex, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, documentation status or other factors. In a 2006 report, Rackham Graduate School and the University’s ADVANCE program assessed the climate for doctoral students. Factors surveyed included students’ morale, overall climate of the department, graduate school experiences, advising and support, and career goals. The survey revealed that “in all areas women students report(ed) somewhat less positive experiences than d(id) men, and in some areas U.S. born students of color and international students of color report(ed) less positive experiences than (did) U.S. born white students.” One of the report’s key recommendations was that graduate chairs, department chairs and faculty in general be sensitized to the different experiences and needs of female students and students of color. Since passage of the state’s anti-affirmative action measure, some people contend that the academic and social climate for faculty, staff and students of color has become more biased and disrespectful. Meanwhile, the University struggles to attract and retain significant numbers of faculty of color, particularly women. In the annual Faculty Cohort Update, data showed that of all assistant professors hired by U-M between 1996 and 2006, 485 were white men, 269 were white women, 228 were men of color and 133 were women of color.
The rate of tenure achievement for these respective groups was 65 percent, 62 percent, 61 percent and 57 percent. In the Exit Interview Study of faculty who voluntarily left the University between 2009 and 2012, women faculty were more likely to cite poor climate as the most important factor in their decision to leave. Faculty of color also described improvements in morale and climate as necessary, more often than did white faculty. Data such as these impress upon us the importance of choosing a president who is experienced in promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in an academic setting. We need a president who expects the best out of all community members, not just those interested in supporting diversity. Certainly universal training will never be sufficient to prevent all incidents of bias, intolerance and disrespect from occurring, but it will create the necessary foundation to fulfill our mission, as noted on the provost’s website, of “preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.” In terms of organizational culture, the University offers valuable programming designed to improve communication and understanding across race, gender, disability and other differences. We’re grateful for training and dialogue opportunities offered through the Program on Intergroup Relation, the ADVANCE Program, Office of Institutional Equity, CRLT Players Theatre Program, the Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center and a number of diversity groups across campus. We’re champions of these resources, yet we’re frustrated that there’s no expectation that all staff, faculty and students attend and learn from them. We believe it’s critical that all presidential candidates have documented experience in recognizing and addressing the serious problems of sexual assault and domestic violence that occur within a typical campus community like ours. Fulfilling the University’s Title IX obligation to provide an environment free of sexual harassment and violence is fundamental to maintaining a safe and respectful climate for all. To ensure that the next president shares the University’s core values of academic excellence, diversity and access, the process must include candidates who themselves bring a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, academic disciplines and identities. The process of choosing the next president is incredibly significant. We commend the regents for selecting such a highly distinguished and diverse faculty committee to advise on the presidential search. However, we note that the committee has no faculty from the arts and only one exclusively from the humanities — yet the arts are an explicit and important part of the University’s mission. Another way to view diversity is through the fields of study on campus. These fields may not bring in funding the way some others do, but contribute to the celebration and promotion of diversity that we espouse and are integral to the holistic development of our students. Some of our groups have already sent letters to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and the regents, arguing that successful promotion of diversity must be a clear strength of the next person chosen to be the University’s 14th president. We encourage readers, whether as individuals or in groups, to share their views as well by emailing UMich.President@russellreynolds.com. This letter was written by a coalition faculty and staff members representing campus diversity groups.
Is college an equalizer?
ducation is supposed to be the best way up the social ladder, but sometimes it seems like college reinforces class boundaries rather than breaking them. College — as we all know — is expensive. There isn’t enough LISSA financial aid to go KRYSKA around, and only affluent families or those who’ve saved up can afford to pay full-price tuition. As a result, the student debt total now exceeds credit card debt in the United States. Partly because of how expensive tuition is, it’s common for students across all income levels to work while in college. But there’s a difference between working to have some spare change and working to pay rent. When your rent or food budget depends on how many hours you work, you have to work more hours, and those are hours that students who don’t have to work can spend on academics or extracurricular activities. If you need a job to pay the rent, you can’t afford to be as selective in terms of choosing one that’s relevant to your career goals. Unpaid internships accentuate the problem. One need understand only the concept of opportunity cost — that even when you aren’t paying money for something, you’re still forgoing the money you could have been making doing something else — to see why they are a problem. Unpaid internships can offer great experiences, connections, a useful line on your resume and an edge in landing choice jobs after graduation. But for many students, going a whole summer without a paycheck isn’t an option. And while you can learn useful skills at any job, the paid stu-
dent jobs with the most hours available tend to be less relevant to future career goals. Like the rest of society, students tend to hang out with people in the same social class. This isn’t always the case, and I don’t believe it’s intentional — it’s usually a matter of convenience. You’re looking for housing in the same price range and are more likely to end up in the same neighborhood or building. When you go out together, you’re willing and able to spend the same amount of money. No one wants to be the one friend who can’t go to Mexico on spring break or who can’t chip in to pay for the birthday girl’s dinner, or to feel like they can’t do the activities they want because they don’t want to embarrass a friend who can’t afford it. But the result is that most students’ networks are composed disproportionately of people in the same social class. Which means that when looking for a job, highincome students — who are already more likely to end up in high-income jobs — will also have the aid of their network of high-income friends, and low-income students won’t. While more low-income students are going to college than in the past, the increase in low-income students’ enrollment hasn’t kept pace with increases in high-income enrollment. The result is that, according to research done here at the University of Michigan, the gap between the percentage of wealthy and poor Americans who complete a four-year degree has widened by 14 percent in the last 30 years. And there’s another problem:
While the number of low-income students who enroll in college is already low — the Brookings Institute estimates fewer than 30 percent of those in the bottom quartile enroll in a four-year program — many of these students don’t graduate. All those programs pushing kids to go to college aren’t going to change anything if the kids don’t finish. The University of Michigan actually has a lot of great programs to combat these problems, like the Summer Bridge Program to help students adjust to college rigor, and the Comprehensive Studies Program to provide a closer level of support and interaction throughout a student’s college years. There are funds available to support students taking on unpaid internships. And the sixyear graduation rate is 90.6 percent, higher than the national average. Outside of the University, programs like the Pathway to Self Sustainability project help students, working with non-profits to provide mentors who stay with students through college. Both ensuring that the students most in need of help know where to find it and providing the same support for students to finish college as to get them into it will hopefully play a big role in increasing the number of low-income students who graduate from college. Activities that bring together students from different backgrounds can also go a long way. It’s important that education continues to provide opportunities, rather than becoming just another institution preserving the status quo.
Most students’ networks are composed of people in the same class.
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Ward 2 should embrace the city There is very little doubt that Ann Arbor City Councilmember Jane Lumm will be re-elected to serve Ward 2 in the upcoming election. She’s extremely popular in her district and simply has too much momentum citywide as the leader of the anti-Mayor John Hieftje coalition at a time when he is unpopular. In the last election, she was elected by a large margin by focusing on reducing funding for “discretionary” things like public art while being in favor of increasing funding for basic public services and changing pedestrian laws in Ann Arbor. She also made sure to point out the novelty that she was running without party affiliation, which might have actually been a breath of fresh air if not for the fact that she was a stalwart of the now moribund Ann Arbor Republican Party just a few years ago. Her main opponent in this race, Democrat Kirk Westphal, is quick to point out that Lumm is a conservative, even linking her with the Tea Party. However, that’s not an appropriate assessment. She is on the right — probably a Republican in any city other than Ann Arbor — but she’s not as far to the right as Sen. Ted Cruz (R–Texas). Her willingness to work with Democrats on the council just shows how willing she is to work on a bipartisan basis — although it helps that the
Democratic council members she’s usually working with are also antiHieftje. However, even though she isn’t what Westphal portrays her to be, there are some issues with her record that will make me unable to vote for her on Nov. 5. Not only has she pushed for essentially cutting off all city funding for public art — a proposal that is controversial enough — she’s also hurled her opposition toward the new railroad station, a railroad station which is necessary if we want Ann Arbor on the Detroit-Chicago Amtrak highspeed rail line. I’m of the belief that connecting Ann Arbor to Chicago via high-speed rail is an essential project. Whether we like it or not, the University, which has strong links to Chicago, is the main spark plug of Ann Arbor’s economy. Cutting travel time to and from Chicago by as much as two hours will make it easier for students from Chicago to visit their homes over the weekend and will also make it easier for alumni to bring their children here to show them how great this city and University really are. Furthermore, her plan to end municipal/state confusion over pedestrian laws is to merely take the right of way away from pedestrians — that’s it. Based on these policies, one could get the ideas that Lumm isn’t the biggest fan of pedestrians, bicyclists or the art community and is also
opposed to measures which will help lead to Ann Arbor’s success. I’ve lived in Ward 2 for 18 of my 20 years, and although I’m the sort of mild-mannered person who enjoys life in Ward 2, there’s a small but disturbingly vocal element in this part of town that doesn’t seem to like the downtown part of the city. This element finds pedestrians and bicyclists to be a nuisance, they complain that the city has been losing its charm, yet are also the most vocal in opposition to Ann Arbor’s arts culture. They seem to be afraid of Ann Arbor having too much success because they suspect that Ann Arbor being more successful will mean that Downtown Ann Arbor will expand into their backyard, which is problematic because these people are afraid of people younger, hipper and poorer than they are. This is the element in Ann Arbor politics that Lumm represents – because members of this element are in the demographic most likely to vote in local elections, Lumm wins by large margins. Fear helps explain why Lumm would be so electorally successful. However, I think there’s nothing to be afraid of — there’s nothing wrong with promoting creativity and growth in Ann Arbor. Being able to visit Chicago over a weekend would be nice, too. Simon Margolis is an LSA junior.
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“Popped Molly, I’m sweating.”
‘Your Mind’ only good in small doses Cut Copy appeals to the Molly-popping generation By ADAM THIESEN Daily Arts Writer
While its last few albums were mostly praised by critics, Cut Copy hasn’t exactly become a household name since its Bformation over 10 years ago Free Your (unless your Mind household is very hip and Cut Copy into indiedance groups). Modular This can be hard to believe sometimes, as the Australian musicians release infectious, upbeat, happy music; the kind that this latest effort, Free Your Mind, epitomizes. However, like the drugs that the album obliquely refers to, Cut Copy songs only work when they’re enjoyed in small doses — not as a whole album. The album’s first real song and title track hits you immediately and perfectly exemplifies what can make Cut Copy so good. Singer Dan Whitford’s blissedout vocals sing sometimes unintelligible but always cheerful lyrics over a masterfully layered, irresistible beat. The perfect mix of drums, bass, catchy piano and backing vocals shows the band’s excellent craftsmanship. The rest
of Free Your Mind follows the exact same blueprint for all the remaining songs, with varying levels of success. There isn’t even a single crescendo to be found — a disappointment, considering that the slow burn of “Need You Now,” the opening track of the band’s last effort, was the best moment of its career. However, even though Free Your Mind hits one sole note for its entire runtime, when that note is euphoria, the songs can be a joy to listen to. Throughout the whole record, Cut Copy lets its pop indulgences run wild with no subtlety whatsoever. Current electronic trends collide with late-1970s disco as the band looks to the past for inspiration. Earworm choruses and sparkling fanfare synths demand attention and make the whole thing simple fun, but when the group isn’t using absolutely everything at its disposal to grab you, the songs can dissolve into foot-tapping background noise. Cut Copy is definitely a singles band, one that places its filler songs strategically in the album’s sequence in order to elevate the best tracks. As the title implies and the trippy sampled vocals of the interludes reinforce, Free Your Mind isn’t intended to be listened to while sober. In Cut Copy, with its builds, looped vocals and prominent bass, The Molly Generation has found the closest thing it will ever get to a true “rock” band. The songs’ inspirational hippiepreacher lyrics encourage listen-
ers to “shine brighter than the sun,” but more important than the lyrics is the overall hypnotic sound of the vocals, which are used more or less as just another instrument in the mix. What really sinks Free Your Mind, though, is the same thing that sinks any drug experience: the comedown. The bright exhilaration that fuels all of the songs becomes absolutely unpalatable over the course of the whole record. As the album runs on, the band seems to get tired of itself, eventually not bothering to think beyond simple, basic beats. The less complicated songs have the potential to work, but Cut Copy just doesn’t seem to have the energy to keep things interesting. Eventually, the gospel handclaps of slowed-down penultimate song “Walking in the Sky” are met with welcome ears simply because they sound different. Taken singularly, Cut Copy’s greatest songs are excellent, comparable to the best bands of its generation. One hit of Cut Copy is happy, enjoyable and easy to dance to. But, listening to the 14 tracks of Free Your Mind is like eating 14 Snickers bars — or taking 14 hits of Molly, if you’re in the band’s target audience. While Cut Copy has proven that they can write one very specific, admittedly very fun, type of song, the band needs to branch out in order to make an album worth remembering.
‘Last Vegas’ an enjoyable ride By MAYANK MATHUR Daily Arts Writer
When you follow Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman to Las Vegas for a bach- B elor party, you’re not looking for Last Vegas a riveting plot, At Quality 16 high-intensity drama or emo- and Rave tional cathar- CBS sis — you’re just looking for a stress buster. The stage is set for a bachelor party that “could have been covered by Medicare,” and you’re on your way to watch four legends who have nothing left to prove in their careers tear Vegas apart. They play blackjack (and win!), judge bikini contests, crash nightclubs, bump 50 Cent from a party and most importantly awaken a dormant friendship that defines them in an unforgettable weekend.
‘Crazy weekend’ is relative. In director Jon Turteltaub’s (“National Treasure”) latest installment, “Last Vegas,” Billy, played by Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra”), is marrying a 32-year-old woman and wishes to spend some quality bro-time with his (literally) old friends. He calls up Sam and Archie, played by Kevin Kline (“No Strings Attached”) and Morgan Freeman (“Now You See Me”)
The insulin-dropping Wolf Pack.
respectively. Sam decides that he needs a break from his mundane Florida life, and Archie wants to get away from his caring yet overbearing son. Both decide to oblige Billy but have to convince the eternally grumpy Paddy (Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”) to accompany them as well. Paddy seems to have “issues” with Billy but is convinced to come along anyway, carrying the bitterness that has festered in him toward his once best friend. The gang meets in Vegas and embarks on a potential roller coaster of a weekend. However, the events that unfold are reasonable, unexciting and mellow. It takes a while for the characters to get the weekend going, and when they do, they’re limited by their physical conditions and age. As a result, the ride doesn’t proceed with breakneck speed toward a tumultuous and crazy climax. The weekend is more like a bumper-car arena: It starts off slow and gradually picks up pace. The surprises are expected yet enjoyable. The fact that the characters don’t indulge in totally ridiculous acts makes them seem more genuine and true to their age. Even though they’re here to have a good time, they simply cannot party like it’s 1959 anymore.
The “craziness” of the weekend is regulated to suit the age of the characters, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The writing is also tailored to suit the characters. This isn’t an extraordinarily funny group of 70-year-olds; they’re adequately funny, injected with just the right amount of humor to make them seem like real people. At times things move along a little too slowly, and the introduction of Mary Steenburgen (“The Proposal”) as Paddy’s love interest does little to remedy the situation. However, her charming performance is endearing and brings a sense of warmth as the weekend unfolds and her character plays a crucial part in the climax. The film is watchable solely because of the comfortable chemistry between the amiable cast. When the writing temporarily fails, the performances of all actors steady the ship and keep us watching to the very end; a running time of 105 minutes is the perfect length for such a movie. The ending rounds things off nicely, and everyone — the actors and the audience — comes away having experienced a weekend that was, while not crazy, a memorable one.
Eminem reclaims place among hip-hop greats By ALLEN DONNE Daily Arts Writer
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 isn’t a direct sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP; this point should be stressed when listening Ato Eminem’s most recent The album. Rather, Marshall The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Mathers serves as the LP 2 second installment in the Eminem two-part autobiography that Shady is Eminem’s life. The first LP highlighted the angry, “I-just-don’t-give-a-fuck” Eminem (or was it Slim Shady?) that we’ve learned to love and hate. This second LP is a sentimental trip down memory lane that introduces the newer, more mature 41-year-old artist. While there is a concept of revisiting the past, there is no cohesive link between tracks on The Marshall Mathers LP 2. But we shouldn’t be surprised — this is the musician with perhaps one of the most varied discographies to date. After experimenting with musical styles for the past decade, Eminem has finally balanced musical innovation and nostalgia. And this is where The Marshall Mathers LP 2 truly shines: in the versatility of it all. There are elements that both Eminem fans and other audiences can appreciate. Rock and country fans alike will be surprised to hear Eminem not only rapping but also singing over guitar samples, including Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good.” Pop listeners should also find enjoyment in the catchy yet smooth singing features that appear throughout the album. Eminem even breaks into song himself on some tracks for both extended verses and on the hooks. The manner in which Marshall has fused hip hop, pop and even rock is seamless. This versatility, however, doesn’t alienate hip-hop listeners. Eminem demonstrates that, despite the passing of time, he is still one of hip hop’s best lyricists. He raps in a way that is reminiscent of the hunger he exhibited when first rapping, but the style isn’t the same recycled flow from his previous albums. For the first time in a while, Eminem seems happy, and this new style reflects that. The only rap feature, Kendrick Lamar, also surprises on “Love Game” by mirroring Slim Shady’s humorous yet strange style. For Eminem’s long-time listeners, references to older
tracks are littered throughout the album. There are also continuations of tracks from the original Marshall Mathers LP. On “Bad Guy,” Eminem takes on the role of Stan’s younger brother (from The Marshall Mathers LP’s “Stan”) and raps a personal narrative about how the loss of his brother affected his family. The only skit to appear on the album, “Parking Lot,” can be seen as a follow-up to “Criminal.” And, of course, Slim Shady makes a few guest appearances, overpowering those verses. On “Rhyme or Reason,” Eminem presents the two aspects of himself. While Marshall is passive and pondering in regard to his father, Slim Shady twists the track into a murder fantasy. The passion, celebrity mocking and twisted humor that propelled the rapper into spotlight are all here and fresher than ever.
For once, he’s having fun. The album, however, isn’t just a showcase of production and technical skill. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is Eminem’s deepest and most introspective album to date. Eminem takes time to remind us that actions have consequences. For someone
who has built a career insulting various celebrities and personalities while being apathetic to the penalties, this statement is a bold one. Despite his previous anger, Eminem finally reflects on how his actions affected others. From forgiving his mother (“Headlights”) to contemplating why he’s remained single (“Love Game”), Eminem uses the album as a medium to soul search. He even admits that time has been an enemy, joking about how technology like Facebook has baffled him and how his lifestyle has remained common despite having money (on “So Far…”). And since his stories are much more interesting than ours, we listen, captivated by the minds of both Marshall Mathers and Slim Shady. With comeback albums, it’s always difficult to know what to expect. The Marshall Mathers LP 2, shows that these albums can not only surprise but also succeed. Sure, the album may have some weak tracks, but such is a consequence of both versatility and Eminem’s reputation for producing quality songs. This weakness, however, doesn’t change the fact The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is perhaps one of the most satisfying listens Eminem has produced in a long while, one that certainly solidifies his position as one of the greatest hip-hop artists in our generation.
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‘U’ alum to present diverse ‘Friends’ Jonathan Chapman Cook to perform contemporary piece By JOHN BOHN Daily Community Culture Editor
This Tuesday, University alum Jonathan Chapman Cook will present a selected program of piano compositions titled “Among Among Friends: A Friends: A Recital of ContempoRecital of rary Piano Contemporary Music.” Drawing from Piano the works Tuesday at 9 p.m. of fellow composers Moore Building that he has Free befriended over the years, Cook will perform a contemporary moment, crafting a living community of artists through personal relations and sustained musical engagement. “My feeling has always been that any music deserves the same kind of attention as the classical repertoire,” Cook said. “I wanted to devote a lengthy amount of time to an entire program of music by composers who I personally know, to put the kind of work into it that one would put into a classical repertoire.” The pieces are diverse, ranging from improvisational explorations of Arabic modes and rhythms to the attempt to musically reflect the physics of subatomic particles, as well as Cook’s own synthesis of Chopin-inspired techniques and popular cultural forms. For many of the pieces, Cook will be the first pianist beyond the composer to perform the work, and for that reason this project presents its own questions and concerns, distinct from how one would approach the classical repertoire in which Cook was trained. “There’s more territory when you study a Beethoven sonata,” Cook said. “People have studied this music extensively, and so you have this institution, this establish-
ment, that dictates.” Freedom from encumbering tradition and legacies of interpretation presents its own challenge, however. “Every individual has a huge confluence of influences, all of which are going into this piece,” Cook said. “Some of those influences you may be familiar with, and some you may not be familiar with. So you really are dealing with a jungle when playing contemporary repertoire. “I think that a lot of people are a little bit afraid to study contemporary music because the guidelines are not as set in stone.” While Cook has, on occasion, consulted the composers for assistance and insight, much of the preparation has been his own. “I’ve really enjoyed taking these pieces and making them my own in a certain way,” Cook said. “I am going to do everything I can to be faithful to the composer’s desires, but what I like about the music that I’ve been given is that it allows a lot of room for my own personality to come through.” For Cook, this room for personality is critical. His foray into contemporary music is in many ways a response to his experiences with performance and composition education and comes after a journey of self-exploration following his graduation in 2011 from the University’s Masters in Piano Performance program. During that first year following graduation, Cook stopped performing and practicing completely. “I just needed to step back from things,” Cook said. “It’s been an interesting process leaving music school very consciously just knowing at a certain point that I needed to get out. I think something in me knew that it was suffocating me.” “For instance,” Cook added, “in one of my first composition classes, I was writing music using quartal harmony. … It’s basically the interval of a perfect fourth. And I just really love the sound of just stacking fourths on top of each other and using them in different ways. And the first thing I was told was, ‘No you shouldn’t stack fourths on top of each other like that. If you’re
going to use fourths you have to hide it in there,’ which is a completely arbitrary lesson.” Upon returning to the piano, Cook took on a variety of projects — from improvisation to the classical. Then last November, Cook conceived the project that would become “Among Friends.” “I wanted to do a contemporary music project,” Cook said. “I thought I would write a piece for it, and then I started thinking about other composers who I knew between Western Michigan, the University of Michigan and here in Lexington, Virginia.” The first composer who came to mind was Benjamin Bourlier, whom Cook met while studying at Western Michigan. “It was kind of like everything in my life changed after I met Ben,” Cook said. “(His work) just blew me away.” Bourlier’s composition “L’escalier sans maître” will be the final piece performed and is, as Cook says, one of the most difficult pieces he has ever played. The program describes it as a “complex stylistic pun” drawing from two works of the 20th century — Gyorgy Ligeti’s “L’escalier du diable” and Pierre Boulez’s “Le marteau sans maître.” “I personally don’t claim I know nearly half of what is underlying this piece, but it just struck me as an extraordinarily energetic and charged piece of music,” Cook said. Bourlier, along with Western Michigan piano accompanist Cassandra Kaczor, Lecturer in Music at Washington and Lee University Byron Petty, University alumn and Royal Schools of Music certified pianist and theorist Donia Jarrar and University Composition and Music Theory doctoral candidate Evan Ware, provided Cook with the material to be heard at “Among Friends” Tuesday. “I personally think the living community is tremendously important,” Cook said. “ ... I think that having a community of performers relating to composers gets us closer to what we’re experiencing in our contemporary life and how individuals are expressing that through art.”
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Mature material, but still plenty of jizz jokes. Not that Ansari doesn’t throw in some old man jizz, hand jobs from 15-year-olds and “a robot that’s been sent back in time to jizz in your face.” There’s plenty of Ansarian absurdity to satisfy, if that’s what you’re looking for. In fact, if the theme of this special is relationships, then the central motif has to be semen in all its glorious forms and functions. Even then, the jizz is so much more than it was in “Intimate Moments” or “Dangerously Delicious.” It’s rooted in
deeper subject matter now. There is a long tradition in comedy of using the stage as a kind of therapy. Ansari, who must be the most avid student of that tradition, assumes the role to an extreme. Is marriage what I want? Or is it what I’m supposed to want? How do I get it? Is a child a burden or a blessing? Am I really ever going to be ready for any of this? Countless comics have explored these questions before, but Ansari brings a refreshing complexity to them because his jokes are not informed by a Seinfeld-esque insight, but a naïve, peripheral speculation. More often than not, he seems to be working through these issues out loud because he needs the answers for himself — the audience just happens to be there to hear it, and their laughter validates his insecurities as a result. Huge themes risk getting stale, and Ansari plays it close to the edge. Romance sends him off on some tangents, but everything seems to loop back to relationships, and it gets wearisome. During the encore, you half expect him to propose to an unsuspecting girlfriend. But Ansari’s crowd work relieves the sputtering somewhat. It’s clear that he’s done his time in smaller clubs. Every conversation with the audience is smooth (unlike his earlier specials) and hilarious, although occasionally sensationalist. “Buried Alive” is the brightest beacon of his maturity as a comic, and as a person. And if he’s going to keep it up — if his jokes are going to mature as he does — then Ansari needs to remember where he came from: a place of energy and light absurdity.
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Lewan apologizes for conduct
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By JAKE LOURIM
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Leading up to the Michigan State game, Taylor Lewan kept harping on the fact that he didn’t want the Wolverines to be “bullied” by the Spartans like they were two years ago in a loss to the Spartans in East Lansing. But this weekend, not much was different from the last time Michigan took the 63-mile trip northwest, as the Spartans easily dismantled the Wolverines, 29-6. The only thing that changed was who instigated the bullying. ESPN.com reported on Monday morning that the Big Ten is currently reviewing a play in which Lewan, a fifth-year senior left tackle, twisted the facemask of Michigan State defensive end Isaiah Lewis. “My assessment is that’s not what we want to portray or be,” said Michigan coach Brady Hoke. “Him and I have had a discussion regarding that. It’s not who we are.” Hoke — who said Lewan’s actions were rooted in him being “a very good teammate” — doesn’t plan to discipline Lewan further, adding, “I think if he should have been suspended, I would have already done it.” Lewan apologized for his behavior on Monday. “What I did was wrong,” he said. “I was just trying to protect my guys. There’s always a different way to go about it. I should have gone about it a different way. I can’t take it back now.” Lewan searched for Lewis on the field after the game to apologize but was unable to find him. Though he didn’t talk to Lewis, he did have a serious chat with Hoke about his actions. “At the end of the day, he told me I’m representing 134 years of Michigan football,” Lewan said. “(I’m the) 134th captain of this team. It’s a big deal. That’s not representing the University of Michigan the way it should be.
The Michigan Daily’s Recruiting Rundown returns this week to check in on Michigan’s top football recruits as they battle in the playoffs. As a couple of future Wolverines continue to deal with injuries, we give you an update on the 2014 commits: Jabrill Peppers, defensive back/running back: Paramus Catholic (N.J.) 41, Friendship Collegiate Academy (D.C.) 14; Ranking: ESPN (2) Scout (4) Peppers ran for one touchdown as No. 4 Paramus Catholic moved to 6-2 ahead of this week’s season finale.
Fifth-year senior offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is potentially facing discipline from the Big Ten this week.
It’s not taking pride in the rivalry that we have with Michigan State. They won, they beat us fair and square.” Redshirt junior quarterback Devin Gardner took a beating on Saturday as he was sacked seven times after the Michigan offensive line opened up the floodgates to the Spartans’ pass rush. That, according to Lewan, is why he lost his temper in the heat of the moment. On the play in question, Gardner was at the
bottom of a scrum with his head exposed, and Lewis tried to jump in on the action. Lewan said he reacted by pulling Lewis off the pile of bodies by his helmet. He received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for his actions. Lewan has now been on both sides of heightened emotions during the rivalry. In 2011, Lewan was on the receiving end of a punch by former Spartan defensive end William Gholston. Gholston also tugged on the
“I should have gone about it in a different way.”
Hoke: Offensive line doesn’t deserve all of the blame
facemask of former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson and was ultimately suspended for one game by the Big Ten for the incident. Neither Hoke nor Lewan would comment on any similarities between the episodes. “I’m an offensive lineman. I block,” Lewan said. “I take so much pride in what I do that sometimes I’ll lose my composure. I’m here to protect my quarterback and my running back. I need to go about that in a different way. “When I did it, that was blatant. It was poor and immature of me. There’s really no other way to make it look like I’m a good person in that situation.”
It’s easy to make snap judgments with a number like negative 48, to pass the blame and to point fingers. The reason the Michigan football team rushed for the lowest amount of yards in program history is purely because of the offense line, right? Shouldn’t all the blame go to that young, beatup offensive line? Well, not exactly. Blame certainly still goes to that unit, but it’s not that easy. “The backs need to be able to pick (blitzes) up a little better,” said Michigan coach Brady Hoke in a press conference on Monday. “There were probably one or two times when the quarterback needed to step up on the field a little better. There’s sometimes the timing of the route. It’s hit or miss. You have 10 guys good, one guy bad, like anything else that’s why it’s a great team sport. You have to have them all the same.” In Saturday’s 29-6 loss to Michigan State, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was sacked seven times on 34 drop-backs. Even on the plays he wasn’t sacked, the redshirt junior was getting hit. By the end of the game, he sat on the sidelines while freshman Shane Morris finished the bludgeoning for the Wolverines. Hoke said Monday that he expects Gardner to play, but fifth-year senior offensive tackle Taylor Lewan said that Gardner was very sore on Sunday. Of the many factors that played into Michigan’s negative 48 rushing yards, the running backs and their ability to pick up blitzes stood out. The only running back who saw significant minutes on Saturday was fifth-year senior Fitzgerald Toussaint. One backup, freshman Derrick Green, played two snaps and missed one blitz protection pickup. “Fitz is our best pass protector,” Hoke said. “Has been. For some of the young guys, it’s a little
Redshirt freshman center Graham Glasgow recently moved from guard to center.
more difficult.” Hoke’s comments aside, Toussaint struggled in blitz protections on Saturday. Part of that was because he was constantly forced to run play actions that were fooling no one, but still, the protection wasn’t there. Gardner and his tendency to hang onto the ball a half-second longer than usual was another problem. That might not seem like much, but when a defense as good as the Spartans is barreling down at you, it’s a big deal. The oft-discussed offensive line, which started its fourth unit in as many games last week, has been a big discussion point in Hoke’s press conferences over the last two months, through all the swaps and the shuffling. The biggest issue, he continues to say, is experience. The more experience the young interior linemen get, the better. The problem is that Michigan is running out of time and games to see that maturation come to fruition, at least for the 2013 season. “It’s a youth problem as much as anything,” Hoke said. “The only way to fix it is experience. I
wouldn’t trade (freshman guard Kyle) Bosch, (redshirt freshman guard Erik) Magnuson or redshirt sophomore center Graham) Glasgow for anybody, or the other guys who are competing with them. You just have to keep every day grinding, and showing them the looks and doing everything you can.” Even with the inexperience and shuffling, the offensive line shouldn’t get a free pass. The bottom line is that if Michigan is going to bounce back from the beatdown in East Lansing, the line is going to have to play better. Still, it’s important to remember that there’s more going on than purely what the guys up front are doing. “What it really comes down to is going 100 percent on every play,” Lewan said. “When you’re young, you really think about the whole game, 60 minutes of football. In reality, you need to focus on one play at a time. Those guys need to learn that. They will. They’re progressing. Obviously we didn’t have a good day on Saturday, but we’ll get better and we’ll learn from it.”
Lawrence Marshall, defensive end: Southfield (Mich.) 16, Birmingham Seaholm (Mich.) 17; Ranking: ESPN (112) Scout (106) Marshall’s season ended Friday with a first-round playoff upset. Michigan is still targeting his teammate and fellow defensive lineman, Malik McDowell. Ian Bunting, tight end: Hinsdale Central (Ill.) 14, Oswego
Wilton Speight, quarterback: Collegiate School (Va.) 34, St. Christopher’s (Va.) 14; Ranking: ESPN (128) Scout (NR) Speight completed 14 of 20 passes for 228 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran seven times for 16 yards and two scores as top-ranked Collegiate (8-1) secured a No. 1 playoff seed. Chase Winovich, linebacker/ running back: Thomas Jefferson (Pa.) 39, Hampton (Pa.) 0; Ranking: (NR) Winovich had five carries for 62 yards and a touchdown and added three sacks. No. 2 Jefferson now advances to the quarterfinals of the Western Pennsylvania Class AAA playoffs. Jared Wangler, linebacker: De La Salle Collegiate (Mich.) 14, Macomb Dakota (Mich.) 19; Ranking: (NR) Wangler played sparingly (shoulder) in the playoff loss to undefeated Dakota, according to MIPrepZone. Maurice Ways, wide receiver: Country Day (Mich.) 49, Clawson (Mich.) 14; Ranking: (NR) Ways sat out for most of Country Day’s blowout win over Clawson but should see more action next week at Notre Dame Prep (Mich.).
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Bryan Mone, defensive tackle: Highland (Utah) 14, Sky View (Utah) 27; Ranking: ESPN (76) Scout (90) Mone’s Highland team lost its first-round playoff game Friday in the Utah Division 4A state playoffs. He finished the season with 41 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Michael Ferns, linebacker/ running back: St. Clairsville (Ohio) 41, Union Local (Ohio) 7; Ranking: ESPN (123) Scout (175) Ferns has missed time sporadically this season with a shoulder injury. His team won Friday to finish the regular season 9-1 and will begin the playoffs Saturday.
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By EVERETT COOK
Drake Harris, running back: Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.) 14, Forest Hills Northern (Mich.) 13; Ranking: ESPN (72) Scout (32) Harris hasn’t played all season after aggravating a hamstring injury in August and again in late September. His team, the defending Division III state champion, won its first playoff game Saturday, but his status is uncertain going forward.
(Ill.) 42; Rankings: ESPN (118) Scout (268) Bunting had six receptions for 59 yards in the regular season, but his team lost in the first round of the state playoffs.
In place of injured freshman defenseman Kevin Lohan — who will miss at least three months after suffering a lower-body injury Friday that will require surgery — junior Mike Chiasson made his season debut on a pairing with senior Kevin Clare. The defense allowed just one goal in a 2-1 victory, going 6-for6 on the penalty kill. And though there were no injuries on offense this weekend, two Wolverines notched points in their second starts of the season Saturday. Sophomore forward Justin Selman netted what was ultimately the game-winning goal for Michigan in the third period Saturday. Freshman defenseman Michael Downing and junior forward Andrew Sinelli recorded the assist. Sinelli’s sixth career assist came in his second appearance this season. “He’s a junior now, and he’s a pretty good hockey player,” said Michigan coach Red Berenson on Saturday. “There’s some competition now between about six or seven guys to get in the lineup and stay in the lineup. But that’s good for our team.” 2. Nagelvoort between the pipes.
With an ability to play the puck as well as stop it, freshman goaltender Zach Nagelvoort acts as a sixth skater on the ice at all times. Nagelvoort’s performance in place of injured sophomore Steve Racine has kept the Wolverines out of the loss column on more than one occasion through five starts. On Friday, Nagelvoort could be heard from the rafters in Yost Ice Arena, shouting “plenty of time” to calm a hasty power play and direct the defense in front of him.
“The defense did a really great job,” Nagelvoort said Saturday. “They let me see pretty much everything in front of me. There were only really two or three chances where they had any opportunities for shots; they just played really well tonight.” Nagelvoort has a reason to be calm. The freshman is now 4-1-1 on the season and has survived three overtime games without allowing the game-winning goal. He boasts a .948 save percentage — the second-best percentage in the nation — and hasn’t given up more than a pair of goals in any start. 3. The power play lacks muscle. Sophomore forward Andrew Copp’s first-period goal on Saturday against the Huskies was the first power-play goal since Oct. 18 against New Hampshire, and the only one scored in five such opportunities during the game. Though Michigan’s power play is 8-for-32 this season, it is arguably the Wolverines’ weakest unit thus far. The power play scored two goals in the season opener against No. 8 Boston College but has been held to one or fewer since. Still, drawing penalties will eventually lead to goals, right? “(Power plays) help us to get out offensively and get in an early rhythm,” Copp said. “It definitely helps to get shots on net.” But eventually, luck aside, the Wolverines will struggle to win games decided by one goal. It will be the power play’s responsibility to find the back of the net, especially against a team like Michigan Tech. 4. But the penalty kill is killer. Before the season, senior defenseman Mac Bennett said that the defense — which had been pegged as Michigan’s biggest question mark following the departure of former blue liners Jon Merrill and Jacob Trouba — would surprise a lot of people.
A defense that boasted three starting freshmen has allowed more than two goals in a game only once this season — in a 7-4 victory over Rochester Institute of Technology. Michigan gives up an average of 1.47 goal per game, which is important considering the Wolverines have scored three or more goals just twice this season. On Friday, Michigan took its first five-on-three penalty kill of the season when junior defenseman Brennan Serville was called for boarding. The penalty kill fended off Michigan Tech for 4:42 of the five-minute disadvantage before surrendering its fifth goal of the season. Without Lohan on Saturday, the Wolverines killed 12 minutes worth of penalties without surrendering a goal. 5. Bold Prediction: Nagelvoort is Michigan’s new No. 1. After missing a weekend against Boston University and UMass-Lowell, Racine practiced in full pads in the week leading up to Michigan Tech but was listed as a backup and didn’t see the ice in either game. Berenson has said several times that, although Racine felt he could play if necessary, the sophomore is not yet 100 percent. With the bye week coming up and a hot-handed backup in Nagelvoort, what’s the rush? But what Berenson is not saying is that Nagelvoort’s impressive play in five starts is a happy, but confusing surprise. Nagelvoort is better at playing the puck and allows fewer rebounds. He is bigger and more vocal. With each win he notches while Racine is resting, especially at home, the freshman earns a bigger share of that starting job. There is certainly potential for a two-goalie option for the remainder of the season, a happy problem to have. Still, don’t be surprised if it’s Nagelvoort minding the net in Omaha, Neb. next weekend.
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Sluggish ‘M’ gets win Rebounding a concern By DANIEL FELDMAN
By DANIEL WASSERMAN
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Against Concordia last Tuesday, freshman guard Derrick Walton Jr. had to wait four minutes before he entered the game. In the Michigan men’s basketball team’s second exhibition game on Monday, he didn’t have to wait at all. This time around, it took a bit for him to get going in Michigan’s final preseason tuneup — a 79-60 win WAYNE STATE 60 over Wayne MICHIGAN 79 State. Starting for the first time — which won’t count since it was just an exhibition — Walton looked shaky and, well, like a freshman. After scoring 11 points off the bench last week, it took him nearly 13 minutes to score his first point on Monday. After missing his first shot on an air ball, Walton grabbed one rebound before being taken out in place of last game’s starter, sophomore guard Spike Albrecht. Albrecht shined in his initial minutes of play, entering in after five minutes of action. He looked in control against the Warriors, making a 3-pointer and a driving layup in less than two minutes of play. Despite his strong performance early on, Albrecht played just 13 minutes, compared to Walton’s 27. One freshman did stand out coming off the bench. With the game still relatively close after almost eight minutes of action, forward Zak Irvin knocked down three consecutive 3-pointers to push Michigan’s lead from four to eight. He would finish with 13 points. “I wanted to get Derrick and Zak as many minutes as we could out there,” said Michigan coach John Beilein. “I think they needed to get out there and make some mistakes and have some success. And they did both of those things today.” Walton finally got going and
Stats against cupcake teams outside the Division I landscape must often be viewed with a grain of salt. Powerhouses like Michigan are used to putting up crooked numbers in early season games that fill the beginning of November’s slate. But after dismantling NAIA Concordia and blowing away the Cardinals in every stat category last week, the Wolverines’ box score against Division II Wayne State — particularly the Warriors’ edge on the glass — weren’t nearly as impressive. And that has to be at least somewhat concerning. Since guard Tim Hardaway Jr. departed last April for the NBA Draft, Michigan coach John Beilein has talked about filling his void in the starting lineup with a second big man to accompany forward Mitch McGary, who took the NCAA Tournament by storm. Beilein of course couldn’t account for the lower-back condition that would sideline McGary for at least the immediate future, but in his absence, veteran forwards Jon Horford and Jordan Morgan started in Michigan’s
Freshman guard Derrick Walton Jr. started the exhibition game on Monday.
found success when he reentered the game. With 5:46 left in the first half, Walton finally looked more relaxed and like the dynamic player we saw against Concordia. Stealing the ball from mid-court, Walton drove toward the basket with sophomore guard Nik Stauskas on his left. With a man in the lane, Walton dished the ball off to Stauskas, who got the layup and drew the foul for what would be a 3-point play. “I really like his potential to play really good on-the-ball defense,” Beilein said. “They were running some action today that we’ve yet to think about a little bit and he spotted it right away and called it out, which is really rare for a point guard.” With that basket and the foul shot, Michigan was finally able to push the lead past 10 points for the first time and comfortably keep the double-digit lead for the rest of the contest. It was after that scoring play, too, that Walton was finally able to make his first shot from the field, as he completed a 4-point play after getting knocked down on a three from the corner. Walton would go onto lead the team with four assists, tied with
the Wolverines’ leading scorer, Stauskas, who had 17 points to go with six rebounds. Michigan’s other double-digit scorers were sophomores Glen Robinson III and Caris LeVert, who had 15 and 16 points, respectively. Despite Michigan’s strong shooting from the field and behind the arc – 15-23 and 7-11 respectively – in the first half, Wayne State’s five 3-pointers – including three by the Warriors’ leading scorer Bryan Coleman – and 13-to-12 advantage on the glass allowed it to stick with the Wolverines for most of the first half. For the game, Wayne State would outrebound Michigan 36-31, including 15-6 on the offensive boards. While it never appeared Michigan would lose the game, there weren’t any big scoring bursts like the Wolverines’ 46-10 run to end the first half last week that completely put the game out of hand. As a result, just one of the other four freshmen – forward Mark Donnal – saw any action. The quartet played 17 combined minutes last week. With the regular season starting on Friday, the group’s last chance for playing time may have come and gone.
By FREDDY KASTEN For the Daily
Senior midfielder Fabio Pereira scored Michigan’s only goal in a win over Valparaiso on Monday night.
might not have as much talent as the more skilled, younger forwards and midfielders, they certainly don’t lack the heart and will to play the game. “Any senior in college athletics, especially at Michigan with the amount of pride here, in your last home game, if you don’t know if you’ll ever play here again, it’s certainly very special,” said Michigan coach Chaka Daley. “I’m happy for those guys that they got to do that tonight.” The second half started out as uneventful as the first, thanks in part to strong defensive play from the Wolverines. The team continued its push onward despite the
lack of scoring chances. “We weren’t really threatened, you know?” Daley said. “We let the seniors ride it out tonight, and I think those guys did a really good job. Certainly we’re very happy for those guys that we got the win.” Aside from sophomore forward James Murphy’s shot that was blocked in the 72nd minute and another strong attempt off Roehn’s foot that hit the crossbar from just outside the box in the 78th minute, there was just a handful of scoring chances for both teams in the second half. Michigan, both defensively and offensively, controlled the tempo,
“We let the seniors ride it out tonight...”
just 6-foot-8, a few inches shorter than Horford, and 40 pounds lighter than both Horford and Morgan. Wayne State’s next tallest player is 6-foot-6, the same size as most of the Wolverines’ perimeter players. Michigan gave up an eyeopening 15 offensive boards, and though Wayne State couldn’t make the most of its opportunities — it scored just 14 second-chance points — Beilein expressed marginal concern. “I think our guys have to learn that just because you’re out on the perimeter, doesn’t mean you (don’t) have to get in there,” he said. “We’ve got to look at boxing out and are we even in the area? We’re leaving Jon down there and they were crashing three or four people.” Horford couldn’t capitalize on his size advantage on the offensive end, scoring just two points, but his game-high nine rebounds were enough to catch his coach’s attention. But going forward, Beilein wants to see a more complete effort on the glass. “We were experimenting a little here and there,” he said. “Jon rebounded really well but the other guys, I mean, we’ve got to get more rebounds out of them.”
Sophomore point guard Spike Albrecht scored six points in Michigan’s victory on Monday night.
Michigan closes out home schedule with 1-0 victory It was only fitting that when a penalty kick was issued to Michigan, with the chance to grab an early lead and momentum, that forward Fabio Pereira would get the chance. Arguably one of the VALPARAISO 0 Michigan 1 MICHIGAN men’s soccer team’s best scorers, the senior has been in a bit of slump this season. But in his last home game of his collegiate career, he came through when he was needed most. Behind Pereira, the Wolverines (3-2-0 Big Ten, 8-5-3 overall) kept their NCAA Tournament hopes alive and gave the six seniors a night they will never forget in a 1-0 win over Valparaiso (0-3-2 Horizon League, 3-7-5). Nearly 27 minutes into the first half, Crusader defender Zev Taublieb was called for a handball in the box, giving Michigan an easy opportunity in what was otherwise a back-and-forth game. Pereira approached the ball slowly, looked right and fired left into the bottom corner of the net for his second goal of the season. “I practice PKs a lot, so I kind of just decided right when I went to kick it and I went bottom left,” Pereira said. “It’s a great feeling scoring on any night, but on a night like this, it’s pretty special. Coming out with a win is the most important thing though. Hopefully we can extend our season to the NCAA Tournament.” From there, it was Michigan’s seniors who fittingly carried the team for the rest of the first half. Forward TJ Roehn, for example, led the charge on the attack, nearly scoring in the 40th minute with a chance to end any comeback hopes. While some of the seniors
two exhibitions. Though the Wolverines were never truly threatened — they won, 79-60 — the game never got out of hand like it probably should have, even though Michigan’s starters and key contributors played until the final horn. Worse yet, Beilein noted that three of the Warriors regular starters were out with injuries. Sophomore guard Nik Stauskas admitted that Michigan’s play was “maybe a little bit sluggish,” and that few things Wayne State did came as a shock to the Wolverines — particularly the way the Warriors crashed the boards. That was something Michigan saw in film from the teams’ previous matchup, after Wayne State out-rebounded Michigan, 40-31, in a narrow, 47-39, loss two years ago. “It wasn’t really surprising, because I think that was in the scouting report, that they were going to crash the boards hard, so we definitely have to get a little tougher on our box outs,” Stauskas said. Despite a clear size disadvantage, Wayne State out-rebounded the Wolverines, 36-31. The Warriors’ tallest player — starting center Michael Martin — stands
expanding on the already successful first half. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Adam Grinwis was dependable as usual, making the sprawling save of the game in the 51st minute on a header from Valparaiso senior midfielder Charles Barden from about seven yards away from the net. The win sets the Wolverines up for a critical game against Michigan State on Saturday for better positioning in the Big Ten Tournament and, more importantly, a spot on the national stage. “We have two lives still to go. If we can beat Michigan State, I think we deserve an opportunity to be in the NCAA Tournament,” Daley said. “For us, our goal is to control our own fate and look straight ahead and hope that we can continue to take care of our own business.”
Wolverine seniors go out on a high note By JOHN KOPKO For the Daily
Monday, the curtain closed on the home careers of six Michigan seniors. A 1-0 victory over Valparaiso (0-3-2 Horizon League, 3-6-5 overall) marked the final time Fabio Pereira, Ezekiel Harris, TJ Roehn, Malcolm Miller, Dylan Mencia, and Tyler Leppek stepped onto the pitch in front of the home crowd in Ann Arbor, beginning to close the chapter on a strong nucleus of players who have kept the Michigan men’ soccer team in games this season. Pereira entered his final home match as the program leader in shots with 188 and ranked second all-time in assists with 21. Harris’s departure will leave a gap at outside back. The physical captain had been a permanent fixture on the back line for Michigan coach Chaka Daley for two years. It was fitting for Harris and Pereira to work together 15 minutes into the game to give the Wolverines a chance at their first goal of the match. After Harris’s cross drew a handball in the box, Pereira stepped up and calmly converted the penalty shot to give Michigan an eventual 1-0 victory. “It’s a great feeling,” Pereira said. “On a night like senior night, it’s great especially coming out with the win.” The match itself was a quiet one for Michigan (3-2-0 Big Ten, 7-5-3). On a rare Monday night game, the stands were relatively empty. The match remained a midfield battle, and both teams played conservatively without many flashy passes or footwork. After the Wolverines went up a goal, they made personnel changes to give each of the seniors more playing time. For the majority of the second half, all six seniors remained on the field. Leppek
made his fourth appearance of the season and logged 59 minutes at outside back. “We let the seniors ride it out,” Daley said. “We didn’t have enough punch, but (the seniors) had a good day and we are very happy those guys got the win.” Following a solid defensive effort in the first half, sophomore defender Jack Brown and freshman defender Andre Morris paired up in the center and limited Valparaiso’s scoring opportunities. On their lone shot on goal, which the Crusaders managed in the second stanza, junior goalkeeper Adam Grinwis made a phenomenal save to put an exclamation mark on Michigan’s defensive performance. Michigan’s offense controlled a majority of possession behind the midfield play of Mencia, but only mustered 11 shots, four of which were on goal. Roehn and Miller worked together at forward in the second half and contributed to Michigan’s second half scoring opportunities. In the 78th minute, Roehn ripped a shot from 22 yards out that beat the keeper but bounced off the crossbar and away. “Roehn deserved a goal there,” Daley said. “It was a little unlucky.” Once the final whistle blew, the end of a journey at the U-M Soccer Complex became inevitable for the seniors, but the win generated by those six players gives the Wolverines a chance to move on to the NCAA Tournament. While the seniors still have plenty of soccer to play this year, a positive farewell in Ann Arbor gives the team hope heading into the next few games. “At the end of the day, we’re walking out with this win and heading into Saturday with some life,” Pereira said. “It’s great.”
Published on Nov 5, 2013