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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MICHIGAN FOOTBALL
NCAA probe
said to center
on Rodriguez
at W. Virginia

JAKE FROMM/Daily

University President Mary tue Coleman at a fireside chat in the Michigan Union yesterday.

Students talk disabiliissues,
ban on smoking with Coleman

Source tells Free
Press that inquiry is
an offshoot of
investigation at'U'
By NICOLE AUERBACH
Daily Sports Editor
The NCAAis investigatingpoten-
tial rules violations regarding West
Virginia University's football pro-
gram during the time that Michigan
football coach Rich Rodriguez was
at the helm in Morgantown, multi-
ple news outlets reported yesterday.
A source familiar with the situa-
tion atWest VirginiatoldESPN.com
that the allegations focus on Rodri-
guez, who coached at West Virginia
from2001to2008.
The news comes amid the
NCAA's current investigation of
the University of Michigan football
program concerning potential rules
violations and a source with knowl-
edge of that probe told the Detroit
Free Press yesterday that the inves-
tigation into WVU's program is an
offshoot of the investigation into
Michigan's football program.
University of Michigan officials
announced on Feb. 23 that they
received a notice of allegations from
the NCAA, which charged the foot-
ball program with violating regula-

tions infive areas.
The notice alleged that the foot-
ball program had violated rules
regarding the number of coaches
allowed to work with student-ath-
letes and that the program violated
rules regarding the maximum hours
allotted for mandatory practice
time.
In addition, the notice alleges
that Rodriguez "failed to promote
an atmosphere of compliance with-
in the football program."
According to ESPN.com, West
Virginia officials refused to com-
ment on the specifics of the allega-
tions against the Mountaineers,
but they did acknowledge that the
NCAA has met with and inter-
viewed university officials.
"The NCAA has met with indi-
viduals involved with the West Vir-
ginia football program to identify
any potential rules violations,"West
Virginia officials said in the state-
ment, according to multiple news
outlet. "The university has fully
cooperated with the NCAA during
this process. West Virginia Univer-
sity and its department of intercol-
legiate athletics is committed to
operating its athletics department
in conformance with the legislation
and policies of the NCAA and the
Big East Conference."
In an interview on Tuesday,
NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn
See NCAA, Page 7A

How 'U' addresses
disability issues a
concern for students
at fireside chat
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Daily StaffReporter
In a small group meeting with
students yesterday, University
President Mary Sue Coleman
addressed a number of concerns

raised by those assembled, includ-
ing issues regarding students with
disabilities on campus and the Uni-
versity's Smoke Free Initiative.
At the fireside chat - a monthly
meeting with invited students
held by Coleman and University
Vice President for Student Affairs
Royster Harper - students voiced
concern with how the University
handles issues relating to students
with disabilities.
Rackham student Katie Peth-
an suggested that the Univer-
sity should take a more proactive

approach in reaching out to stu-
dents with disabilities. Pethan said
some departments are better than
others at assisting students with
disabilities, but she would like to
see more action taken throughout
the University.
Pethan said it's often difficult
for incoming graduate and under-
graduate students to know what
resources are actually available to
them. However, she acknowledged
that in order for the University to
offer any help, disabled students
need to inform the University of

their disability.
"I would like to open the discus-
sion about how to create a proac-
tive, perhaps an orientation, for
students who self identify after
they've been admitted," Pethan
said in an interview after the event.
In response to Pethan's con-
cerns, Harper said the Univer-
sity needs to remove the stigma
in students' minds about identify-
ing themselves as disabled, add-
ing that the University's system
for making accommodations for
See FIRESIDE CHAT, Page 3A

UNIVERSIT Y OF MICHGAN MUEU OF A R T
'U' officials tap Joseph
Rosa to head UMMA

A LIBRARY IN THE SKY

Art Institute of
Chicago's Rosa
* will assume new
post on July 1
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily News Editor
University officials announced
yesterday that Joseph Rosa, the
chief curator of architecture and

design at the Art Institute of Chi-
cago, will be the next director of
the University of Michigan Muse-
um of Art.
Rosa will take the post effec-
tive July 1, pending approval by
the University's Board of Regents.
He will be the seventh director of
UMMA, succeeding James Stew-
ard who left the University in 2009
after 11 years, during which he
oversaw a major capital campaign
and a construction and renovation
project to accept the directorship

at the Princeton University Art
Museum.
When Rosa begins the job, he
will be taking over for a team of
three interim co-directors that
have headed the museum since
June 2009.
Rosa was selected after an
international search conducted
by a 14-member advisory commit-
tee set up by University President
Mary Sue Coleman.
In a statement released yester-
See ROSA, Page 3A

STUDYING ABROAD
'U' bans student travel to northern
Mexico in light of recent violence

JAKE FROMM/Daily
A person walks from the Shapiro Undergraduate Library to the Hatcher Graduate Library using the interlibrary connector yes-
terday. The connector, opened in 1995, allows library users to move between libraries while remaining indoors.
MCHIGAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY
With resolution, MSA pushes for greater
student involvement in smoking ban plans

University official
says violence near
border is 'extremely
dangerous'
By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Daily News Editor
The University has suspended
University-sponsored student
r travel to areas in northern Mex-

ico due to the increasing fighting
between Mexican drug cartels in
the region, according to an e-mail
sent to the University community
yesterday.
The University's International
Travel Oversight Committee has
reviewed travel security in states
including Nuevo Leon, Coahuila,
Chihuahua, Sonora, Durango,
Sinaloa and Baja California,
where violent incidents have
occurred in the last few months.
After its inspection, the Univer-

sity decided to suspend travel to
these areas.
The U.S. Department of State
announced a travel warning
in March to inform citizens of
the risks of traveling to areas in
northern Mexico - specifically
cities like Tijuana, Nogales, Ciu-
dad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Mon-
terrey and Matamoros - which
have experienced an increase in
crimes and violence.
John Godfrey, chair of the Uni-
See MEXICO, Page 3A

Assembly also OKs
joint student gov. for
three 'U' campuses
By ELYANA TWIGGS
Daily StaffReporter
The Michigan Student Assem-
bly gathered in MSA Chambers for

their final meeting of the semester
last night, and on its docket was a
series of issues ranging from the
campus-wide Smoke Free Ini-
tiative to the creation of a joint
student governing council for all
three of the University's campus-
es.
At the meeting, the assembly
passed a resolution in a 26-10 vote
to push for more student represen-

tation in discussing the Univer-
sity's Smoke Free Initiative, which
is set to take effect in July 2011.
The University's chapter of Col-
lege Libertarians are spearhead-
ingthe call for greater involvement
because they say the smoking ban
stripsstudents and other members
of the University community of
their basic rights. The resolution
See MSA, Page 3A

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