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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 3A

Granholm creates job growth department

Unknown vandals
destroy Church
carport property
A caller reported Tuesday that the
stairwell on the southeast entrance to
Church Street Carport had both a
broken window and was missing the
push bar. DPS filed a report and said
it had no knowledge of who vandal-
ized the Carport, as the perpetrator
fled the scene at the time the crime
was discovered.
Student rough
housing in Res
Hall leads to injury
DPS reported Tuesday that an
unidentified University student was
cut when he struck his head on an exit
sign while partaking in horseplay in a
hallway in the Bursley Residence
Hall. The student was then taken to
the University Hospital for treatment
of his injury.
License plate
fraud discovered,
warrant pending
A vehicle containing a fraudulent
license plate was discovered Tuesday
on Hubbard Street. DPS drew up a
report for the faulty license plate and
is currently sending it to the prosecut-
ing office to decide whether or not to
issue a warrant for the maker of the
license plate.
Drunk, underage
student arrested,
given violation
An intoxicated student was arrest-
ed by DPS at William Clements
Library on South University Avenue
on Wednesday. The student was
arrested on charges of being a minor
in possession of alcohol and was
given a violation. DPS filed a report
on the incident.
Person injured by
bike fall walks
away from scene
The Department of Public Safety
was called Tuesday when an unknown
person was injured on Bonisteel Street
while falling off of his bike. When
DPS arrived, the person had already
gotten back on the bike and left the
scene.
Driving violation
leads to exposure of
suspended license
A suspect who was pulled over for a
traffic offense yesterday and was later
arrested as DPS discovered that he
was driving on a suspended license
and arrested him on an outstanding
warrant.
Car theft results
"in missing CDs
and CD player
According to the DPS reports a
caller Monday reported that his CDs
and CD player were stolen from his
vehicle when someone broke his pas-
senger window. The incident
occurred on Hubbard Street in the
parking lot between parking sections
2330 and 1930.

Fight at Necto
broken up upon
arrival of police
An apparent fight broke out
between about 200 people standing
outside of Necto night club early
Monday morning. DPS units
responded immediately, joined by
additional units from the Ann Arbor
Police Department. But once the
units arrived on the scene, the fight-
ing ended and people cleared the
scene. No arrests were made.
Internet thief
steals identity,
suspect named
DPS reports state that a caller
claimed an unknown person had been
illegally using his name in e-mail mes-
sages being circulated around the Uni-
versity. DPS said this e-mail fraud is in
no way connected to Ning Ma, the for-
mer Rackham student who stole over
60 e-mail identities.
A suspect has already been named
s as the perpetrator of such fraud. The
name of the suspect has already been
submitted to the prosecutor's office to

LANSING (AP) - Gov. Jennifer Granholm
signed an executive order yesterday eeating a new
state department intended to promote economic
development and job growth.
The new Department of Labor and Economic
Growth was created by renaming the Department
of Consumer and Industry Services and transfer-
ring the functions of the Department of Career
Development to the new department. Career
Development as a separate department will no
longer exist.
Programs from some other state departments
also will be shifted.
"You now have a single, one-stop place for
answers," David Hollister, head of the new depart-
ment, told the state House Commerce Committee
during a hearing about the changes on yesterday.
Hollister said the executive order solidifies

changes officials have made gradually since
Granholm took office in January. Businesses that
need state licenses and unemployed workers receiv-
ing state benefits shouldn't see big changes under
the order, state officials said.
The reorganization will take effect unless the
executive order is rejected by the state Legislature
within 60 days.
Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema, R-
Wyoming, said the GOP-controlled Senate may
reject it because of concerns about changes to
the way worker's compensation appeals are han-
dled by the state.
The reorganization would eliminate the seven-
member Worker's Compensation Appellate Com-
mission board and transfer its powers to a
two-member panel of appellate magistrates. If the
two magistrates don't agree on a case, the chairman

of the Board of Magistrates, who is appointed by
the governor, is the tie-breaker.
Tricia Kinley, director of tax policy and econom-
ic development for the Michigan Chamber of Com-
merce, said leaving difficult appeals decisions to an
appointee of the Democratic governor will favor
labor. "We don't think this is going to be a fair
shake for employers," Kinley said.
Hollister said the new worker's compensation
appellate process will save about $1.2 million a
year. The new system also is more flexible because
it will be reviewed annually to adjust the number of
magistrates based on the caseload of appeals.
House Commerce Committee Chairman Clark
Bisbee, R-Jackson, said it's too early to tell how
the Republican-controlled House will respond to
the executive order.
Officials from the Granholm administration

Relaxing at Angell

Close to
500,000
may vote
In caucus
LANSING (AP) - A state Demo-
cratic party leader said yesterday
that he expects more than 400,000
people to vote in February when
Michigan Democrats pick their pres-
idential favorite.
That wouldn't be as many as the
nearly half a million who voted for a
Democratic favorite in 1992, the last
time the state held a Democratic
presidential primary. But it would
double the roughly 200,000 people
who voted in 1988, the previous
record for a Michigan presidential
caucus.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson won that
year's nomination.
Michigan Democratic Party Exec-
utive Chair Mark Brewer said he
expects participation to be up in
2004 because so many candidates
are in the race and Internet voting
will be available for the first time.
Candidates will likely increase
their campaigning to gain a share of
the expected large turnout.
"We're going to see campaign
techniques we've never seen before,"
Brewer said, during a news confer-
ence at state party headquarters.

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and other factors will be consid
like in the past, minus the points
In an effort to explain the new
to prospective students, adm
counselors will visit more than
schools. E-mails and update
books explaining the new adr
process are being sent to stud
high school counselors. Stud
also being telephoned and encou
apply without hesitation.
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office, are worried about re(
minority students," Spenc
adding that the main conce
explain the admissions proces
process will work for them tl
as it did in the past."
McDonald pointed out that
admissions process was challe
legal grounds, not because it wa
cessful. The LSA faculty has"
excitement about the quality and
ty of LSA students," he said. Th

The department consolidates
several old departments. It is
designed to promote economic
development and job growth.
said they haven't been able to find a departmen-
tal reorganization order that has been rejected
by the Legislature. Former Gov. John Engler
issued 138 similar orders, and only had a hear-
ing on one, officials said.
Hollister said the 52-page order took eight
months to complete. He called it the most
comprehensive executive order in the history
of Michigan government.
The new 4,500-employee department isn't
expected to result in job losses.
wants a "mix of people and quality of
people that is stimulating.... It works as
well as the old policy and it will be a
he coun- great success."
recom- Gurin cited research at Harvard and
d reader Michigan Law Schools that shows more
st likely experience with diverse peers translates
will be into more engagement in education.
st proba- Gurin stated "old-fashioned racism is
er. gone," and most people know that they
ncy and do not have any prejudice on a con-
xplained scious level. But "unconscious prejudice
oint sys- is alive and well," Gurin said, adding that
tion will diverse experience helps break down
he great- unconscious prejudice.
curricu- Gurin said that the University wants
service diversity for "educational factors, not
ered just just because we like the way it looks." It
is not enough to simply be in a diverse
process community but people must interact and
nissions experience diversity, she added.
500 high "It's not exposure but making use of
d view- diversity in the classroom that makes
nissions diversity work," she said. Gurin also
ents and mentioned that U.S. Supreme Court Jus-
ents are tice Sandra Day O'Connor recognized
[raged to the importance of diversity in her opin-
ion following the hearings.
issions In an effort to consolidate two hours
cruiting of Supreme Court arguments into five
er said, minutes, Krislov said the Supreme Court
rn is to affirmed the educational effects of diver-
ss. "The sity. The rulings in the cases of Grutter
his year v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger dif-
fered because the admissions process in
the old the Law School was "narrowly-tailored"
nged on with academic achievement as the pri-
s unsuc- mary quality. The Court ruled against
extreme the University in the undergraduate case
I diversi- because the admissions process was not
e faculty narrowly tailored and "too-mechanistic."

ANN:KOUULMANUtI-ortheUaily
LSA senior Paul Knupp relaxes on the steps of Angell Hall in
between classes yesterday afternoon.

Correction:
The Arbor Street block party ended at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. This was incorrectly reported on page IA of Monday's Daily.

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Going out, tonight?
It's a big night on the town. You spent more hours than you care to
admit figuring out your outfit. Even more time getting the hair and
makeup just right. How quickly it can turn ugly when you drink too
much. Never mind what the guys are drinking, you'll be smashed
with just two to three drinks. More than that? You'll wonder who
took care of you. Or worse, who took advantage of you. So skip that
second and third round of drinks. And you'll be able to look yourself
in the mirrnr tnmnrrnw and like what vou see.

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