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t U.N. goodwill
Goodwill ambassador to the United
Nations and member of a popular Paki-
stani band, Junoon, Salman Ahmad will
be screening his documentary "The Rock
Star and the Mullahs" at the Modem Lan-
guage Building this Sunday at 7 p.m.
The documentary will be followed
by a question and answer session and an
How to make
the most of your
" math major
Today, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in East
Hall there will be a conference for stu-
dents who are concerned with what they'll
do about their Math degree when they
The conference will provide informa-
tion on careers in business, finance and
more. There will be chances for questions
and discussion during the event.
to hold annual
Tickets for "Empowerment through
Expression," the 2005 Indian American
Student Association cultural show are
available at the Michigan Union Ticket
Office. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. at
the Hill Auditorium tonight.
Prices for seats on the main floor are
$20, seats in the upper balcony are $16 and
balcony seats are $12.
Drill stolen from
A contractor reported to the
Department of Public Safety that a
drill and black case were stolen from
the basement of the Business Admin-
istration Building around 1:30 p.m.
on Wednesday. He said both items
were stolen during his lunch hour.
There are no suspects at this time.
A male student reported to DPS
that he was assaulted during a game of
touch football on Wednesday around
3 p.m. The student received minor
lacerations on his face and may have
suffered a possible concussion. The
suspect was another male student.
laptop stolen in
A laptop belonging to the math
department was stolen on Wednesday
around 4:30 p.m. in East Hall. The
room with the laptop was locked. The
perpetrator entered through an adjoin-
ing room, according to DPS. There are
no suspects at this time.
By Ben Beckett
Daily Staff Reporter
The Institution for Social Research has
been trying to get inside voters' heads for
more than 50 years, and the federal gov-
ernment is taking notice.
The National Science Foundation, an
independent federal agency, has awarded
the ISR $7.6 million to fund the American
National Election Studies, a program that
has tracked public opinion before and after
elections since 1952.
As part of the grant, the survey, which
has remained largely unchanged since its
inception, will be revised in hopes of mak-
ing it more accurate.
In addition to conducting.polls before
and after elections, as it always has,
ANES will conduct interviews with
the same panel of voters several times
throughout an election year. This format
is designed to provide insight into the
ways campaigns affect voters throughout
an election cycle.
The survey will also begin using visual
media in its interviews to see how partici-
pants respond to photographs of politicians
and television campaign commercials.
Finally, the survey will ask some ques-
tions through a computer, with subjects
Political Science Prof. Arthur Lupia,
principal investigator for the American
National Election Studies, attributed the
award to the program's long-standing
"The reason we get the kind of funding
that we do is that we don't compromise
when it comes to survey quality," Lupia
said. He added that the ANES surveys are
longer, more in depth and are open to sug-
gestions from scholars than other surveys.
"We let the scientific community
know months or years in advance and
get as much input as possible about what
are the best ways to ask our questions,"
Lupia said. The National Science
Foundation has regularly contributed
funding for the surveys, but this is the
first time it has given the program such
a large or ambitious grant. The foun-
dation has an annual budget of $5.5
billion and is the source of about 20
percent of all federally funded scien-
tific research conducted at the nation's
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Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn, left, answers questions about the relocation of Nissan North American headquarters to middle Tennessee as
Gov. Phil Bredesen, left, looks on in Nashville, Tenn.
Nissan moves headquarters and jobs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nis-
san Motor Co. announced yesterday it is
moving its North American headquarters
and nearly 1,300 jobs from California to
the Nashville area to take advantage of
the lower cost of doing business in the
"The board of Nissan decided to relo-
cate our North American headquarters,
and we're coming to Tennessee," Nissan
CEO Carlos Ghosn said at a news con-
ference at the state Capitol attended by
Gov. Phil Bredesen and other top state
The headquarters, which has been
based in Gardena, Calif., will relocate
to Williamson County, a suburban area
south of Nashville.
Industry analysts say the move could
threaten Southern California's domi-
nance as a hub for Japanese automakers
and strengthen the Southeast's standing
as a major manufacturing center for auto-
"The costs of doing business in Southern
California are much higher than the
costs of doing business in Tennessee."
Tennessee government officials say
they offered Nissan an incentives pack-
age, which included tax breaks and other
credits, but did not give a total amount
Nissan currently has a manufacturing
headquarters in Smyrna and an engine
plant in Decherd and employs more than
7,000 people in Tennessee. Nissan's plant
in Smyrna was built in 1980 as the com-
pany's first factory outside Japan. Altima
cars, Xterra and Pathfinder sport utility
vehicles and Frontier pickups are manu-
Nissan was one of the first of several
major carmakers - DaimlerChrysler
AG's Mercedes division, BMW AG,
General Motors Corp.'s Saturn unit, Toy-
ota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co.
- to build plants in the Southeast. The
region remains one of the cheapest areas
to do business in the country because of
low taxes, wages and real estate costs.
Ghosn said the company will invest
$70 million to build a new headquarters
building in Franklin, which is expected to
be complete by 2008. The first employ-
ees will transfer to Tennessee next sum-
mer and work out of temporary offices in
The nearly 1,300 people employed at
Nissan's Los Angeles-area headquarters
work in management, marketing, advertis-
ing, sales and distribution and dealership
development for North America. Ghosn
said he expects about half the California
employees will move to Tennessee, but
he's not sure of the exact number.
Ghosn cited lower real estate and busi-
ness taxes as major reasons for the move.
"The costs of doing business in
Southern California are much higher
than the costs of doing business in Ten-
nessee," he said.
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