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'M' goalie Bryan Hogan
hits his backyard rink in
Highland, Mich. to prep for
the Camp Randall Classic.
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Ann Arbor Michigan

Tuesday, February 2,2010

michigandaily.com

FIELD TRIPS AND FESTIVE TUNES

PAIROWNG CAMPUS POLICE
Faculty talk
elections for
oversight
cmte. reps.

SAM WOLSON/Daily
A young girl from the Paul Robeson Academy peers out a bus window after watching a performance by Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Hill Auditorium yesterday afternoon.
33 Michigan middle and high schools, mostly from the Detroit area, attended the event.
UNIVERSITY A DMINIST RATION
Coleman says definitively she's
not a cand te fr A pres

SACUA considering
changing election
procedures for DPS
oversight committee
By ANNIE GORDON THOMAS
Daily StaffReporter
The University's leading fac-
ulty governance body discussed
holding faculty elections for the
Department of Public Safety's
Oversight Com-
mittee at its NOTEBOOK
weekly meeting
yesterday.
Members of the Senate Advi-
sory Committee on University
Affairs discussed how to seek
nominations and how to conduct
the voting process for the faculty's
two seats on the DPS Oversight
Committee - an organization
meant to keep tabs on University
Police and investigate grievances
filed with the organization. On
average, the group reviews two
grievances a year.
The committee recently has
come under fire for the question-
able election procedures used to
elect committee members and
apparent non-compliance with

some of the state statutes meant
to guide the group's activities.
SACUA members reviewed
how they hope to elect faculty
members to the two faculty posi-
tions on the committee. The
talks included how theycwould
go about nominating *candidates
to be elected to the committee,
how faculty would be able to vote
and whether'write-in candidates
would be allowed.
Some of members of SACUA
expressed concern about whether
faculty members would really be
familiar with candidates on the
ballot, instead suggesting that
a blurb or picture be published
with each candidate's name.
However, other SACUA mem-
bers- said publishing an online
University Record article detail-
ing each candidate's background
would likely solve the problem.
SACUA members hope to start
the nominating process by early
next week, though such action is
contingent upon authorization
from Timothy Slottow, executive
vice president and chief financial
officer for the University. Slot-
tow is also the executive officer
responsible for the oversight
committee.
SACUA members said they
See SACUA, Page 7

'U' president was
widely rumored to be
on short list for job
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily News Editor
. In an interview with The Michi-
gan Daily, University President

Mary Sue Coleman said she is not
a candidate for the NCAA presi-
dency, though many news outlets
are reporting
she's still on First reported on
the short list MtchiganDatycotn
for the job.
When NCAA President Myles
Brand passed away on Sept. 16,
there was much speculation over
who would succeed him. At the

time, many media outlets reported
that Coleman was likely among
those beingconsidered for the posi-
tion.
However, in an interview with
The Michigan Daily last week,
Coleman said she is not in the run-
ning for the position.
"I can tell you definitively, I am
not a candidate," Coleman said.
Though Coleman has never pre-

viously stated that she would be
interested in the job and has also
never said she was being consid-
ered for it, last week's statements
marks the first time she explicitly
stated that she isn't a candidate for
the position.
After a Board of Regents meeting
in September, Coleman didn't say
whether she was interested leav-
See NCAA, Page 7

AFTER TH E QUAKE
'U' doctor reflects on trip
to aid Haitian relief effort

AN OPEN EXPERIMENT

Kaz Soong operated
on patients in
four-tent hospital
By CHELSEA LANGE
Daily StaffReporter
For Kaz Soong, an ophthalmol-
ogist at the University of Michi-
gan KelloggEye Center, the recent
earthquake in Haiti affected him

on a personal level.
Soong had visited Haiti twice
before, where he made close
friends and fell in love with the
culture. For those reasons Soong
knew he had to go back to help
the victims of the 7.0-magnitude
earthquake that struck the coun-
try on Jan. 12.
"I had to go," Soong said in an
interview yesterday. "I had to go,
to look for my friends and also to
help out with the carnage down

there. And time was ticking very,
very fast."
On Friday, Jan. 22, Soong flew
to Miami inhopesofgoingto Haiti
with a team from the University
of Miami, even though he had no
definite plans yet. After one can-
celled flight, Soong continued to
call everyone he could to try to
get down to the country as soon
as possible. On Saturday, Jan. 23,
Soong got a call telling him to be
See HAITI, Page 7

STATE GOVERNMENT
Mich. House and Senate pass
ban on texting while driving

ANSULTE/Daily
LSA freshman Vidhi Kacharia works on a class assignment yesterday after being given general guidelines by Organic Chemistry
211 GSI Leslie Korson. After the guidelines were given out, Kacharia created her own individual experiment.
Housing official responds to reports that
students brought strippers into Markley

If signed by gov., ban
would make texting
behind the wheel a
secondary offense
By BETHANY BIRON
Daily StaffReporter
State legislators are in the pro-
cess of finalizing legislation to
ban drivers from texting while
operating their vehicles.
The bill, which was recently
WEATHER Hi: 33
TOMORROW LO 21

passed by both the Michigan
House of Representatives and the
Michigan Senate, would outlaw
the use of cell phones for read-
ing or drafting text messages or
e-mails while driving.
Under the law, texting or
e-mailing would be a secondary
offense, meaning that the driver
would only be ticketed for texting
after first being pulled over for
another offense like speeding.
Before the legislation can
become law,the House and Senate
need to agree on a final version of
the bill to send to Democratic Gov.

Jennifer Granholm for approval.
State Rep. Lee Gonzales
(D-Flint) introduced the bill to
the House largely because of how
the issue has impacted him on a
personal level.
Gonzales said in an interview
last week that his daughter-in-law
was driving to work one morning,
and while slowing in a construc-
tion zone, was rear-ended by a
woman dialing her phone, total-
ing his daughter-in-law's car.
At the time, Gonzales' daugh-
ter-in-law was four-months preg-
See TEXTING, Page 7

Logan says situation
may have violated
res. hall rules
By CAITLIN HUSTON
Daily StaffReporter
Though Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall is known for its wild
behavior, some residents took it

to another level when they hired
strippers for a friend's birthday
party on Friday night.
LSA freshman Nick Bidwell said
he was part of a group that met the
strippers at the front door of Mar-
kley, and then led them to their
friend's room in Little Hall on the
second floor of the residence. The
group then progressed to the floor
study lounge and a quad on the
floor before returning to the origi-

nal room.
University Housing spokesman
Peter Logan said a housing secu-
rity officer and the floor's resident
advisor were approached earlier
that night by the resident whose
birthday it was, who informed
See MARKLEY, Page 7
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