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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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CHANGES AT RACKHAM
Dean:New
enrollment
policy off to
a good start
Weiss says few an interview last week that t
switch to the continuous enro
complaints filed in ment policy has gone accordi

the
0ll-
ng

Research Computer Specialist Ted Hall works in the Virtual Reality CAVE at the UM3D lab in the Duderstadt Center last week. This 3-D simulator has several
different uses, including a virtual disaster simulator that helps prepare people for disaster scenarios.
CAMPUS COMMUNITY
T Irotter oniy building at
tU named after minorit

first semester
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Daily News Editor.
One semester after imple-
mentation, the transition to the
University's new policy of con-
tinuous enrollment for graduate
students has gone as anticipat-
ed, according to University offi-
cials.
The policy, which was ini-
tially proposed about three
years ago, requires all doctor-
ate students to enroll and pay
tuition every semester. Students
are allowed to take approved
leaves of absence as well as one
semester off during their time at
the University for non-approved
reasons. Previously, doctorate
students were only required to
pay tuition for semesters when
they were enrolled in classes.
Though the policy was sharp-
ly criticized by some on campus
before it was officially imple-
mented last semester, Rack-
ham Dean Janet Weiss said in

to plan.
"We've worked really hard
to make the implementation go
smoothly," Weiss said."... We've
had to make a variety of adapta-
tions in situations where per-
sonal circumstances required,
but we've gotten huge coop-
eration from lots of people, and
that's allowed us to be flexible
when we've needed to be flexi-
ble and accommodate individual
circumstances."
Weiss said 500 more doctor-
ate students enrolled in Rack-
ham Graduate School for the
fall 2010 semester than the
previous year. Still, Weiss said,
the increase in students doesn't
mean there are actually more
doctorate students at the Uni-
versity.
"Those of course are not new
students, those were students
who were here and working,
but previously not enrolled," she
said. "So it looks like there is a
big growth in the doctorate pro-
gram. There is not. There's just a
growth in enrollment."
See ENROLLMENT, Page 6

Officials, students
express mixed
views about lack of
representation
By SABIRA KHAN
Daily StaffReporter
The University often pro-
motes its commitment to diver-
sity and boasts about its diverse

student body. This dedication
to maintaining a heterogeneous
University community, how-
ever, isn't reflected in campus
building namesakes.
Only one University build-
ing, the Trotter Multicultural
Center, is named after a person
who is a minority. University
officials said the lack of rep-
resentation through campus
building names isn't deliberate,
and there are other areas on
campus named after minorities.

Other members of the Universi-
ty community expressed mixed
feelings, including pride and
disappointment, of what this
represents.
The Trotter Multicultural
Center, located at 1443 Washt-
enaw Ave., is named after Wil-
liam Monroe Trotter, who was
a prominent African American
civil rights activist in the early
20th century. With civil rights
activist W.E.B. DuBois, Trot-
ter founded the National Asso-

ciation for the Advancement of
Colored People.
John Matlock, the Univer-
sity's associate vice provost
and director of the University's
Office of Academic Multicultur-
al Initiatives, wrote in an e-mail
interview that there are several
spaces on campus named after
African American individuals,
but the Trotter Multicultural
Center is the only building that
honors an African American
See BUILDING, Page 5

CAREER CENTER A2 ON DISPLAY
Internships expected to be

more competitive
Many interested in peak of summer internship
application season for Universi-
entrepreneurship, ty undergraduates, and accord-
ing to a University Career
social media Center official, this year is no
exception. Students looking to
By RAYZA GOLDSMITH secure the perfect internship
For the Daily are currently fine-tuning their
rdsumes, perfecting their cover
The hunt for summer intern- letters and practicing their
ships is on. interview skills.
The first two months of the Geni Harclerode, the coor-
calendar year are typically the dinator of internships and

this year
experiential learning at the
University's Career Center,
said internships have become
an increasingly important com-
ponent of the college experi-
ence, which is true "this year
more than ever."
With more than 200 student
internship opportunities post-
ed on its website, the Career
Center - a resource for under-
graduate and graduate students
See INTERNSHIPS, Page 5

GREATER ANN ARBOR
. AAFD still investigating fire,
victim status remains critical

A photo exhibit at Caf6 Zola located on West Washington Street yesterday. The exhibit includes seven large-scale
photographic prints taken around Ann Arbor by photographer Myra Klarman.
GREEK LIFE
Fraternities see high turnout for winter rush,
implement alcohol-free recruitment policy

'U' offers support
for Community
High School alumni
By DEVON THORSBY and
KAITLIN WILLIAMS
Daily News Editor and
Daily StaffReporter
A fire at an Ann Arbor house
remains under investigation by
the Ann Arbor Fire Department
* after it killed one victim and

critically injured another early
Saturday morning.
The fire took place off campus
at 2275 Westaire Ct., where five
people had been living, AAFD
Fire Inspector Reka Farrackand
said yesterday morning.
Firefighters found Jacob
Rachford, 20, of Ann Arbor,
unconscious in the basement of
the home, as well as a woman
named Tyne Mosbey, who was
also unconscious. Mosbey was
transported to Butterworth
Hospital in Grand Rapids, where

she remains incritical condition,
a Butterworth Hospital official
confirmed last night.
Rachford was pronounced
dead at the University Hospital
Saturday, according to AAFD
Chief Dominick Lanza.
Rachford is a 2009 graduate
of Community High School in
Ann Arbor. Neither Rachford
nor Mosbey are affiliated with
the University.
Gabe Javier, the University's
interim assistant to the dean
See FIRE, Page 5

245 new members the Interfraternity Council's for-
mal winter recruitment process.
record for winter This semester's rush activi-
ties for the IFC attracted record
rush to date numbers for the winter recruit-
ment cycle but remained charac-
By CLAIRE HALL teristically smaller than the fall
Daily StaffReporter cycle, according to IFC executive
board members.
The University's burgeon- LSA junior Rick Stepanovic,
ing Greek population welcomed IFC vice president of exter-
nearly 250 new members this nal recruitment, said 245 men
weekend after the conclusion of accepted bids out of the 383 who

registered. He added thattllstu-
dents who originally signed up
either didn't complete the rush
process or didn't receive a bid.
Stepanovic said these numbers
set records for winter rush.
This semester's rush also
introduced a strict ban on alco-
hol during the entire recruitment
process. The IFC amended its
bylaws in November to ensure
locations not officially affili-
See WINTER RUSH, Page 2

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