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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, February 22,2011

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UNIVERSITY FACULTY
SACUA says
alternative
needed for
tenure prop.

Ann Arbor resident Marty Smith helps Rackham student Ned Weilman get his car out of the snow yesterday. Smith said Wellman's car was the 12th vehicle he had
dug out of the snow that day. Ann Arbor received about nine inches of snow on Sunday.
UNIVERSITY ACADEMICS
Male U Nursings
Isay gender sets them apart

Faculty leaders
expected to meet
with Coleman to
discuss plan today
By KAITLIN WILLIAMS
Daily StaffReporter
Members of the lead faculty
governing body planto present a
faculty counterproposal to Uni-
versity Provost Philip Hanlon's
recommendation to lengthen
the tenure probationary period
for faculty members this week.
Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs members
discussed yesterday Hanlon's
proposal, which would change
Regent Bylaw 5.09 by length-
ening the maximum tenure
probationary period University
schools and colleges can choose
for faculty from eightyears to 10
years.
SACUA Chair Ed Rothman,
a professor of statistics, said
at yesterday's discussion that
he agrees with Hanlon's sug-
gestion to give faculty more
decision-making power, but dis-
agrees with Hanlon's proposal
to change the bylaw. -

Rothman and Gina Poe,
SACUA vice chair and associate
professor of anesthesiology and
molecular and integrative phys-
iology in the Medical School, are
working on counterproposals
that offer short-term and long-
term solutions to what they feel
are problems with tenure proba-
tionary periods.
Rothman and Poe plan to
meet with University President
Mary Sue Coleman today to talk
about their counterproposal.
They said yesterday that a draft
should be available for faculty
distribution this week.
Rothman said he doesn't
think the tenure probationary
period should be extended for
all faculty members but sug-
gested they be able to opt for an
extension on an individual basis
without questioi or penalty
from the administration.
However, Rothman said this
is only a short-term solution to a
larger, long-term problem - ill-
defined standards for obtaining
tenure. Rothman said externally
generated standards, like pub-
lishing requirements for faculty
members, diminish quality of
work. He said tenure should be
determined by internally gener-
See SACUA, Page 7

Few male students
seek to enter
career in field
By CLAIRE GOSCICKI
Daily StaffReporter
Nursing School junior David
Kalvelage has only one com-
plaint about his area of study,
and it isn't that he's typically

only one of several males in his
Nursing School classes.
"Often nurses can be very
chatty and gossipy," he said.
As a male in the School of
Nursing, Kalvelage is often in
the minority in his classes and
at the Oakwood Annapolis Hos-
pital in Wayne, Mich. where
he works while pursuing his
undergraduate degree.
But Kalvelage said being in
this position is often an advan-

tage. Being one of the few males
in the undergraduate nursing
program has set him apart from
his classmates, he said.
"Professors might remember
me a little easier," Kalvelage
said. "I've noticed a couple of
times, though, I'll only have met
a professor once, (and) the pro-
fessor will know me right off the
bat."
Kalvelage isn't the only male
in the School of Nursing who

feels his situation is a positive
one. Several males studying and
working in the school said being
in the minority is often benefi-
cial, offering them aunique edu-
cation and segue into the field.
According to data provided
to The Michigan Daily by the
School of Nursing, out of 146
traditional freshmen and soph-
omore cross-campus transfer
students, 15 men were enrolled
See NURSING, Page 2

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AROUND ANN ARBOR

Tent city looks for sponsor
to fund move to private land

10 residents stay in
Camp Take Notice
during winter
By AUSTIN WORDELL
Daily StaffReporter
In the woods near I-94 off
Wagner Road, a path opens up
to a clearing where 10 current
residents of Camp Take Notice,

a group of homeless individuals
who live in tents, continue their
self-governing community dur-
ing the winter months.
Living in separate tents with
one large tent designated for
group meetings, residents of
CTN have been keeping warm
this season with small propane
heaters and two wood-burning
stoves in the large tent.
Diminished by about one-
third of its population during

warmer weather, CTN currently
faces the challenges of finding
a private sponsor and looming
budget cuts of local non-profit
organizations.
Located on public land that
isn't easily visible from nearby
roads, members of the camp are
seeking a private land sponsor
so they can move to a more per-
manent location. Trespassing
laws have forced the tent com-
See TENT CITY, Page 7

FEDERAL FUNDING
Great Lakes restoration grants
threatened by U.S. House bill
With budget cut, that would reduce the current ly lower figure compared to the
' federal budget by more than $475 million President Barack
EPA would receive $61 billion for the remainder of Obama proposed for the GLRI
this fiscal year, threatening pro- in 2010 and the $300 million he
$225M for initiative grams like the Great Lakes Res- proposed for it in 2011. How-
toration Initiative. ever, if passed, the cut wouldn't
By SUZANNE JACOBS One of the federal agencies affect specific University-spon-
DailyStaffReporter facingmajor cuts is the Environ- sored research projects on the
mental Protection Agency. The Great Lakes.
The U.S. House of Represen- bill would allocate $225 million Additional cuts to the EPA
tatives passed a controversial to the EPA's Great Lakes Resto- budget would prevent the agen-
spending bill over the weekend ration Initiative - a significant- See GREAT LAKES, Page 7

ALLISON KRUSKE/Daily
LSA juniors Brittany Holmes (left) and Lindsey Smith practice with student dance group Images of Praise yesterday.
The group is part of the Michigan Gospel Chorale and is preparing for its tour, which starts on Friday.
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
In'U' partnership, Google Books Library
Project makes texts available on e-readers

Digitization of
campus books 60
percent finished
By RACHEL BRUSSTAR
Daily StaffReporter
With Google's help, it is
becoming increasingly easi-
er for students to ditch their

paperbacks and hardcover
textbooks for e-readers and
iPads.
The option partly stems
from the University's involve-
ment with the Google Books
Library Project, in which tens
of thousands of volumes from
campus library collections
have been digitized each week
since 2004. According to Paul
Courant, the University's dean

of libraries, the project is cur-
rently 60 percent complete in
its digitization process - with
more than 1 million volumes
currently readable and more
than 5 million volumes text-
searchable online.
"This is the kind of project
that never quite ends, but it
will be substantially true that
we at least have search access
See GOOGLE BOOKS, Page 7

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