After legal troubles, Butler, Richards and
Germany no longer on football team
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Monday, March 26,2007
Turnout dismal as MSA presidential
Yost, Dar win with election results*
seats won by each party
Michigan defenseman Jack Johnson during his last game with the Wolverines on Saturday in the NCAA tournament in Denven.
Michigan lost to North Dakota, 8-5. For more game coverage, see SportsMonday.
hits road to NHL
By DAVE MEKELBURG
Daily News Editor
The Michigan Action Party
dominated the Michigan
the MAP _
tial and DAR
dential candidates, won their
posts with over 75 percent of
Voter turnout was down
from last year. More than
3,700 people voted in the MSA
presidential election -3,000
fewer than in last year's high-
ly contested election.
MAP's LSA-SG presidential
candidate, Keith Reisinger,
and vice presidential candi-
date, Hannah Madoff, ran
unopposed in their election.
MAP clinched nearly every
seat it had a candidate for in
both MSA and LSA-SG, losing
See MSA, Page 7A
*Does not include write-in votes
Votes in the MSA presidential
electio. this year'
Does not include write-in votes
Votes in the MSA presidential
election last year'
Winners of LSA representative seats
Johnson leaves for
Los Angeles Kings
Daily Sports Editor
DENVER - Star defenseman
Jack Johnson is leaving the Michi-
gan hockey team and plans to join
the Los Angeles Kings in time for
their game tomorrow night, he told
The Michigan Daily in an interview
"I thought I was ready for a new
challenge," Johnson said. "With all
my close friends, the seniors, gone
now and everything, I thought it
was time for me to pretty much go
for a new challenge."
The decision ends speculation
on whether the sophomore would
forgo his two remaining years of
NCAA eligibility and jump to the
After Michigan's 8-5 loss to
North Dakota Saturday night in the
NCAA West Regional semifinals
here, the team flew back to Ann
Arbor, but Johnson and his family
stayed behind. Johnson's agent, Pat
Brisson, and Kings general manag-
er Dean Lombardi worked out the
details of the contract.
"I'll be flying from Denver to Los
Angeles," Johnson said. "Every-
thing's done except for they're
When reached by phone last
night, a Los Angeles Kings spokes-
person declined to comment until
the contract is final.
Johnson said he will be in the
Kings' lineup Tuesday night when
they play on the road against the
San Jose Sharks. Los Angeles,
which is out of contention for aplay-
off berth, has six games remaining
on its schedule.
See JOHNSON, Page 3A
Number of votes
lennifer Reyna MAP 846 4965
4 For complete results of the election, visit michigandaily.com/
SAfter 10 years,
dance goes on
pushes for more
By LAYLA ASLANI
The Michigan Student Assem-
bly passed a resolution Tuesday
that backers hope will encour-
age administrators to maintain a
more racially diverse faculty.
The resolution comes after
three assistant professors - all
- were not granted tenure by the
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts in February.
The school's decision not to
recommend the three faculty
members for tenure has drawn
criticism from some students,
faculty and departments.
A tenure-track professor's
work is reviewed by the profes-
sor's department after he or she
spends six years at the Univer-
sity. The department then makes
a recommendation to the college.
A professor who is granted ten-
ure enjoys increased pay, more
research freedom and better job
LSA junior Eric Li, the MSA
representative who proposed
the resolution, said he was influ-
enced to draft the resolution by
his relationship with psychol-
ogy and American culture Prof.
Phillip Akutsu, who was denied
tenure last month. Akutsu is
Jacqueline Francis, an assis-
tant professor at the Center for
Afroamerican and African Stud-
ies and in the art history depart-
ment, was denied tenure by LSA
after being approved by both her
So was Sussan Babaie, an
assistant professor in the LSA
art history department and
the School of Architecture and
Urban Planning who specializes
in Persian art. Babaie said she
did not have time to be inter-
viewed for this story.
Li said Akutsu's race could
have played a role in the decision
not to grant him tenure.
"On an unconscious level I'm
willing to say that race is a huge
factor in this. It's just a natural
part of how we perceive race or
any kind of identity in general,"
Li said. "I'm not saying they are
racist, but in their decisions -
See TENURE, Page 3A
Event raises more
By DANIELLE KRUIZENGA
Dance Marathon Executive
Director Sheena Jaglan surprised
nearly everyone when she jumped
out of a birthday cake yesterday
in celebration of the event's 10th
The crowd of more than 1,000
participants and supporters was
in an uproar as balloons fell from
the ceiling and the final fundrais-
ing total, $351,060.07, was pro-
jected onto a large screen.
This year, students raised
$24,000 more than last year for
Mott's Children's Hospital and
the Beaumont Hospital - adding
to the $1.6 million already raised
since the event's inception on
campus a decade ago.
One could be forgiven for think-
ing that Dance Marathon is actu-
ally a continuous dance. It's not.
Participants line up to learn short
dance routines to different songs
See DANCE, Page 7A
Dancers participate in Dance Marathon early yesterday morning at the Indoor Track
and Field Building
Masturbating trespasser booted from frat
Woman refused to
leave PIKE house in
By JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Police have been unable to locate
a woman who entered the Pi Kappa
Alpha fraternity house without
permission on Thursday and began
to masturbate on a couch.
While fraternity members
were eating in the dining room,
a woman entered the house's liv-
ing room, took off her clothes and
started masturbating, said LSA
junior Dan Nye, the president of
the Washtenaw Avenue frater-
No one saw the woman enter
the house or knew how she got in.
Nye said she could have entered
through the front door, which was
left propped open while it was
Fraternity members asked the
woman to leave the house; but she
refused and continued mastur-
bating for about half an hour, Nye
if she was all right, she casually
replied that she was fine, he said.
The woman was talking on her cell
phone at one point, said LSA sopho-
more Adam Bayard, a
See TRESPASSER, Page 3A
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