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ARTS COMING TOGETHER IN 'SOLIDARIDAD': This year's Latin@ Culture Show to focus on the multidlimensional nature of Latino society. PAGE 7A
- The movers and
*0T DE T shakers of our
O~h E~A ampus from the
-hepast year.
9 THE STATEMENT, INSIDE

Ann Arbor Michigan

Wednesday, April 13,2011

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DANCING IN THE DINING HALL

UNIVERSITY R ANKINGS
'U' ranks
6th in Peace
Corps grad.
program

*Members of DO Random Acts of Kindness, or DOR AK, take part in an end-of-the-year flash mob in the Hill Oining center yesterday. Stodent musical and dance
groups GROOVE, Dance2Xt and funKtion also took part in the event.
STUDYING A BR OA D
U'travel registry ective
during ssesorea

Students receive
graduate degrees
while volunteering
in United States
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Dotty StaffReporrer
The Untverstty, where the
idea for the U.S. Peace Corps
was conceived, isnow one of the
top schools for the nomber of
gradoate stodents concorrently
invoved in a Peace Corps pro-
The University was recently
ranked sixth to the 2011 rank-
ings of the Peace Corps's Fel-
l'ows/USA graduate school
program, which has 25 Univer-
sity students currently enrolled.
The Peace Corps Fellows/USA
Program was instituted at the
University in 2007. The pro-
gram allows students to obtain
graduate degrees in the School
of Public Policy or the School
of Natural Resources and Envi-
ronment at a reduced cost in
exchange for volunteer work in
underserved areas within the
United States.
The University of Arizona

took the number one spot for the
most number of students in the
Fellows/USA program at 58 stu-
dents. The University of Arizona
was followed by the University
of Denver, Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity, the Teachers.College at
Columbia Ujnhversity and'Duke
University.-
A similar but separate Peace
Corps program, the Master's
tnternational program Allows
students to obtain a graduate
degree in social work, education
or natural resources and envi-
ronment while servinig overseas
inth Peace Corps. The program
for the first time starting in the
upcoming academic year.
Each program is made up of
returned vohuntees who have
completed between 24 and 27
months of service in the Peace
Corps.
Rackham student Scott Bur-
gets, who is studying in the
School of Public Policy and is
a Peace Corps recruiter at the
University, said the University
has historically been at the fore-
front of Peace Corps volunteer-
ing-
"It doesn't surprise me that
Michigan is high in the rank-
See PEACE CORPS, Page SA

New study abroad
master directory
0 to debut in June
By KAITLIN WILLIAMS
Daily StaffReporter
LSA junior Btrendan Green
was studying in a University
* program in Cairo, Egypt in Jan-

uary when thousands of protes-
tars took to Tahrir Square to
demand the dismissal of Egyp-
tian President Hosni Mubarak.
Despite Green's location
halfway around the world, John
Godfrey, assistant dean of the
Rackham Graduate School, was
able to contact Green through
information providej.' n the
University's online travel reg-
istry. He then worked with the

University-partnered HT H
International Student Health
Insurance to arrange Green's
flight out of Cairo on Feb. 1.
Though first developed in
2001, the travel registry has
undergone drastic changes in
recent years, according to AT
Miller, director of the Global
Intercultural Experience for
Undergraduates, or GIEU
Program. The University is

planning to unveil a master
directory of all study abroad
programs, called M-Compass,
in June. In addition, iPhone
and Android applications link-
ing students to the registry will
be available soon.
The University's travel reg-
istry logs travel information for
students studying or working
abroad or are traveling on a trip
See REGISTRY, Page SA

STUDENT HOUSING
North Quad council reduces
ftrnding for Peru service trip

Stockwell board
passes resolution in
light of incident
* By SARAH ALSADEN
Daily StaffReporter
A controversial allocation of
council funding in North Quad
Residence Hall has led to a reduc-

tion of the allotment and the pas-
sage of a prevention measure in a
separate residence hail to ensure
a similar circumstance doesn't
arise there in the future.
Followingcriticismthatmoney
was unethically allocated for
a service trip to Peru for a few
North Quad residents, the North
Quad Multicultural Council
voted on Sunday to reduce the
amount of funding appropriated

for the trip by $500.
The council came under scru-
tiny after it approved $2,000 dol-
lars in funding for the trip during
a meeting on Sunday, March 27.
The decision to reduce funding
for the trip was made after seven
residents dropped out of the pro-
gram. Two of the residents held
executive board positions on the
council.
See NORT H QUAD, Page SA

* P A NEL D IS CUS SION
Professors offer varying opinions
about Israeli-Palestinian conflict

L SA senior A bbas Alamish speaks at the Michigan Student Assembly meeting last night. The assembly discussed a pro-
posed resolution callinglfor the university to divest from several companies.
MSA rejects resolution asking for
'U' divestment from four companies

U.

anelists discuss of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
took the foreground at a discus-
N. resolution on sion on campus last night.
The panel discussion was
alestinian state sponsored by the University's
chapter of J Street, a national
By DYLAN CINTI pro-Israel organization, and fea-
Daily News Editor tured several professors who are
experts on the topic. Address-
th Palestinians headed ing a mostly student audience
eUnited Nations General of ahout 40 gathered in the
ably in September to ask for Michigan League, the profes-
nition as a state, the issue sors discussed various aspects

of the conflict, placing particular
emphasis on the upcoming U.N.
resolution in September.
Saral Aharoni, a lecturer of
Judaic Studies at the University,
said during the discussion that
Septemher will be a landmark
moment in the ongoing conflict
between Israel and the Palestin-
ians. In addition to seeking state
recognition from the U.N., Pal-
estinians are also planning on
See PANEL, Page SA

Heated debate
centered on
company's Israel
involvement
By ANNA ROZENBERG
Daily StaffReporter
In a close vote at its meeting
last night, the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly denied a resolo-

tion calling for the University
to reevaluate its investments in
several companies.
The resolution asked that
the University divest from
British Petroleum, aerospace
technology company Northrop
Grumman, agricultural com-
puny Monsanto and Hanes-
Brands Inc. Many people filled
MSA Chambers as the assem-
bly discussed the resolution.
More than a dozen students,
many of whom are former MSA

representatives, and two Uni-
versity faculty members shared
their opinions on the proposed
resolution.
Several motions asking that
the resolution be taken off the
agenda or tabled were denied at
the meeting, which is the new
assembly's second meeting.
Northrop Grumman was the
company discussed most due
to its ties to tsrael. The MSA
resolution stated: "Northrop
See MSA, Page 2A

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