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Thursday, February 10, 2011

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BONDING OVER BINGO

SOCIAL MEDIA
Activism
changed by
Facebook,
Twvitter.

HANNAH CHIN/Daily
A resident of the Gilbert Residence assisted living home in Ypsilanti, Mich. plays bingo with Engineering junior Brandon Michael Leeper yesterday at a weekly
bingo night.
GREEK LIFE
Sigma Apa Epsilon'ape
suspended bynationals,IF

Social networking
sites spur civic
engagement in A2,
Middle East
By DAVID BUCCILLI
Daily StaffReporter
While people across the world
are using Facebook and Twit-
ter for connecting with friends
or following celebrity news, the
social networkingosites have been
takingon alarger role.
The function of online activ-
ism has come under an increased'
watch recently with the wide-
spread use of various websites to
garnersupporters for the protests
in the Middle East. According to
University professors, social net-
working websites are also chang-
ing the way students participate
in political and social dialogue.
Michael Dobbs, a lecturer of
Communications Studies, said
social media websites like Face-
book and Twitter are "completely
(changing) the game" of activism.

He said this has been illustrated
by these sites' influencing the
recent uprisings in Tunisia and
Egypt.
"Undoubtedly, the Inter-
net and social media played an
important role inbringingpeople
out into the streets," Dobbs said
in an interview this week.
Because people mobilized
through the use of network-
ing sites, Dobbs said, Egyptian
authorities cut off Internet access
from Jan. 28 until Feb. 2.
In addition to the Internet aid-
ing short-term goals like getting
people on the streets to "give
people a voice they didn't have,"
online resources also help pro-
testers achieve long-term goals
like raising global awareness
about torture, Dobbs said.
The Internet makes it "much
easier for an ordinary protestor
to communicate with the outside
world," he said.
But Dobbs pointed out that the
Internet has helped to empower
governments too, specifically by
allowing officials to track people
through photos and social net-
See ACTIVISM, Page 3A

Fraternity faces University's Interfraternity
Council and the fraternity's
allegations national organization due to
alleged hazing.
of hazing With the suspension, which
was discussed at an IFC meet-
By CLAIRE HALL ing last night, SAE may not
Daily StaffReporter participate in any activities
organized by the IFC, nor may
The University chapter of the chapter attend IFC meet-
Sigma Alpha Epsilon frater- ings, according to LSA sopho-
nity has been suspended by the more Sean Jackson, IFC vice

president for public relations.
IFC also voted yesterday to
defer a review of the chap-
ter until after the fraternity's
national organization has com-
pleted its own review process.
In an e-mail sent last week
to executive board members of
the IFC and Panhellenic Asso-
ciation, Chris Haughee, assis-
tant director of Greek Life at
the University, wrote that the

national SAE fraternity issued
a Cease and Desist Order after
the University received reports
of hazing by the chapter. The
order forbids the chapter from
conducting social and sporting
events, pledge activities and
other meetings, according to
the e-mail.
The national organization
has also suspended all chapter
See CHAPTER, Page 2A

. HEALTH CARE
Federal gov't predicts better
health insurance for students ;

Terms of new law
take effect, aim to
increase coverage
By BRIENNE PRUSAK
Daily StaffReporter
Passed almost one year ago,
the Affordable Health Care
Act aims to make health insur-
ance more attainable to United

States citizens, especially col-
lege students who often face
the high expense of tuition.
The act's provisions are just
now beginning to take effect,
according to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Health and Human
Services. In a conference call
with college journalists yester-
day, department officials dis-
cussed health care protections
that are now available for Uni-
versity students.

Steve Larsen, director of
oversight for the HHS Office
of Consumer Information and
Insurance Oversight, said
young adults often don't have
health care because they can't
afford it, aren't employed by
someone who provides it or
have pre-existing conditions
that prevent them from being
approved for insurance.
Young adults are twice as
See HEALTH CARE, Page 3A

IN MEMORY
* Business Prof. Emeritus Arnett passes away

HANNAH CHIN/Daily
Engineering sophomore Jacob Brown at the MPowered Career Fair yesterday in the Michigan Union.
MPowered links students with
usinesses at yearly career fair

Former accounting
chair remembered
for stories, warmth
By JENNA SIMARD
Daily StaffReporter
Harold Arnett, a University
professor emeritus of account-
ing, died Sunday after being ill
for a long period of time.

A faculty member at the
Business School since 1962,
and served as the head of the
Accounting Department from
1969 until 1972, along with par-
ticipating in a number of local,
national and international orga-
nizations over time.
Friends and colleagues spoke
fondly of Arnett, noting his
outgoing and kind character,
and describing him as someone
always willing to help a student

or co-worker in need.
Paul Danos, dean of Dart-
mouth College's Tuck School
of Business, taught at the Ross
School of Business with Arnett
from 1975 to 1995. Danos
expressed his gratitude that he
had the chance to work with
Arnett.
"He was a senior colleague
when I got (to the Ross School
of Business)," Danos wrote in
See ARNETT, Page 2A

Largest career event
on campus hosts
92 companies
By MELISSA MARCUS
Daily StaffReporter
The Michigan Union Ball-
room was transformed yesterday
afternoon into a bustling hub of

entrepreneurship at the fourth
annual MPowered Career Fair.
The career fair, which is the
largest on Central Campus, aims
to expose students to entrepre-
neurship and career opportuni-
ties. Ninely-two companies and
more than 1,300 students par-
ticipated in the fair.
MPowered - a University
student group of approximately
80 students who promote busi-

ness creation - coordinates the
fair. MPowered urges students
to take an idea and turn it into
something big, said LSA junior
Matt Holtz, the director of the
Career Fair Project.
With the depressed state of
the Michigan economy, many
students graduate from the Uni-
versity and leave the state to
pursue careers with larger cor-
See MPOWERED, Page 3A

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