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Thursday, April 1, 2010

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CENSUS 2010
Census head,
a former 'U'
prof., urges
involvement

___ TOREHAN SHARMAN/Daily
Morley Faller of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity discusses a change in the IFC's social code that gives members of sororities more responsbility at fraternity-sponsored parties.
With IFC's change, women to
bear greater burden at parties

Robert Groves:
Students need to
take part to get
accurate count
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
DailyStaffReporter
With over 300 million people
living in 50 states, it is a tremen-
dous challenge to effectively,
efficiently and accurately count
the country's population. But
despite its magnitude, one former
University professor is taking the
challenge head-on as the person
responsible for the 2010 Census.
Robert Groves, director of the
United States Census Bureau and
former director of the Univer-
sity's Survey Research Center,
is the man charged with leading
that effort and he says he fully
recognizes the magnitude of this
"deeply constitutional mandate."
"(The Census) repaints the
portrait of America every ten
years. It tells us who we've
become and almost every decade
begins a conversation of who we
want to be," Groves said in an
interview with The Michigan
Daily earlier this week.
"Article 1, Section 2 (of the
Constitution) specifies that we

will do a census every ten years
to reapportion the House of Rep-
resentatives," Groves said. "Since
1790, when the first Census
was done, there have been laws
passed by Congress that return
taxpayer money to local areas
based on population counts, and
the population counts come from
the census. So, the fair share of
those monies depends on accu-
rate census participation."
Groves was nominated by
President Barack Obama last
April to lead the Census Bureau.
Groves said he was very surprised
to find out he had been selected
by the President, saying "it's not
the kind of job you seek out."
"I was sitting innocently in
my office one day, one Friday,
grading graduate student draft
papers, as I recall, and I got a
phone call from the White House
and that began a long series of
discussions," Groves said.
Though he was nominated last
April, Groves did not take office
until July because Senate Repub-
licans held up his nomination.
Many Republican senators
raised concerns that Groves
would apply statistical modifica-
tions to account for what some
studies have shown to be an
underrepresentation of the poor
and certain ethnicities in the cen-
See CENSUS, Page SA

Amendment means
two sorority liaisons
will have to stay
sober at parties
By VERONICA MENALDI
Daily StaffReporter
After an hour-long Interfrater-
nity Council meeting last night, 30
chapter presidents discussed and
passed a proposed amendment

to their bylaws, which gives Pan-
hellenic sorority members more
responsibility at social events held
at fraternities.
The amendment requires that
two liaisons from each sorority
attending a social event held by a
fraternity chapter be present along-
side the sober monitors of the fra-
ternity. The hope is that the change
will promote a safer atmosphere
at parties because women will feel
more comfortable seeking help from
members of their sororities than
from sober monitors from fraterni-

ties.
According to the amendment
passed last night, sober monitors
and liaisons - who are also required
to remain sober - would jointly
oversee the social event, "checking
all bathrooms, common areas, and
upstairs hallways."
The social task force, which
consists of four fraternity and four
sorority presidents as well as other
members of the Greek system inter-
ested in voicing their concerns, con-
structed the amendment. The policy
will go into effect next week.

LSA sophomore Adam Davis,
Delta Chi president and Social 'Task
Force member, said having the
amendment pass is a "really good
step" for the Greek community.
"It's going to make both the host
and the visiting chapter members
more comfortable in dealing with
situations that would arise during
parties," Davis said.
LSA sophomore Jordan Altman,
Phi Psi president and Social Task
Force member, echoed Davis's sen-
timent and added that he thinks the
See IFC, Page 5A

FIR ST ANIVA R OF0M
Despite high attendance,
UMMA to face budget cuts

PICKING THE TREE OVER THE UGLI

After first year in
new building,
officials say
museum a success
By CAITLIN HUSTON
DailyStaffReporter
The renovated University of
Michigan Museum of Art is cel-
ebrating its one-year anniversary

today since it re-opened follow-
ing major renovations. Though
UMMA has surpassed its atten-
dance goals, museum officials are
now expecting that the museum
will face budgetary challenges in
the next year.
UMMA officials say the muse-
um has been successful in its first
year. But despite UMMA's popu-
larity on campus and its high
involvement with the public and
students, the museum's budget is
expected to fall from $5.4 million

to $4.7 million next year, forcing
museum officials to reduce some
of the museum's program offer-
ings.
Kathy Huss, interim co-direc-
tor and chief administrative offi-
cer at UMMA, said in the first
year following the re-opening of
the museum, museum officials
have been able to achieve many
of their goals.
"We've had many, many oppor-
tunities to make this a meeting
See UMMA, Page 7A

DO LA N S TEPPIN G A SID E
Business School dean says
he won't seek a third term

TOREHAN SHARMAN/Daily
[SA freshman Nicole Pumarada studies animal physiology in a tree by the Diag yesterday. Pumarad said she decided to
study in the tree because the grass was too dirty, the pavement too cold and "because it's a nice tree".
Event highlights success of SAPAC

Bob Dolan says after ofthe Ross School of Business since
2001 - is best known for chang-
10 years as dean, he's ing the curriculum of the school's
MBA program to focus on real
ready to step down world learning and the construc-
tion of the new Stephen M. Ross
By NICOLE ABER School of Business facility, which
Daily News Editor he oversaw. And while Dolan said
he feels it will be time to move on
Business School Dean Bob next year, other University admin-
Dolan, announced yesterday that istrators and Business School fac-
he won't seek a third term as dean ulty said they are sad to see him go.
after his current term expires in Dolan said his decision to leave
the summer of 2011. after 10 years at the Business school
Dolan - who has served as dean was partially based on the actions

of his colleagues at other univer-
sities. The deans of both the Uni-
versity of Chicago's Booth School
of Business and the Harvard Busi-
ness School, stepped down from
their positions in December 2009,
after serving for 10 years. Dolan
said it has now become typical for
business school deans to serve in
their positions for 10 years.
"Both of them sort of said 'Well,
ten years is time for you to execute
your vision and maybe it's bet-
ter for somebody else with a new
See DOLAN, Page 5A

Assistant attorney yesterday to promote awareness
of sexual violence issues on cam-

rec

general gives pus.
Held in Rackham auditorium,
presentation the two-hour event was intended
to shed light on various campus-
ognlzing center wide efforts to combat sexual
assault and related cases.
By SCOTT SUH The presentation featured
Daily StaffReporter Assistant Attorney General Igna-
___ cia Moreno and Department of
onjunction with the Divi- Justice representative Susan Wil-
StudentAffairs, the Sexual liams, Dean of Students Laura
I Prevention and Aware- Blake Jones and Department
enter hosted a presentation of Public Safety Director Ken

Magee.
The Campus Grant Program,
which looks to improve outreach
to underrepresented student
groups, was highlighted in the
presentation as was its collabora-
tion with SafeHouse Center - a
non-profit organization, which
strives to improve service for
international students whose
language barriers may make it
difficult to report sexual violence
crimes.
The event also showcased a
See SAPAC, Page 7A

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