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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, April 15, 2011

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PUPPY LOVE

STUDYING ABROAD
Task force
reviewing
policy on
int'l, study

Nursing junior Danielle Douglas plays with Keiko as part of Dogs By the Diag on Ingalls Mall yesterday. The event was sponsored by Pets Are Wonderful Support, or
PAWS, which is a student organization that helps the elderly and people with disabilities take care of their pets.
CAMPUS CRIME
DPS gets report of fourth
BB gun p

Current policy,
bans 'U'-sponsored
travel to countries,
under warnings
By MICHELE NAROV
Daily Staff Reporter
University officials are con-
sidering changes to a policy
that bans the University from
sponsoring study abroad pro-
grams in countries deemed
dangerous by the federal gov-
ernment.
The University's current
policy does not allow it to spon-
sor study abroad programs in
countries under U.S. Depart-,
ment of State travel warnings.
And while students interested
in traveling to these areas may
do so by participating in pro-
grams offered by other insti-
tutions and transferring the
credits, University administra-
tors have started reconsidering
the University's policy.
According to the State
Department's website, 35 coun-
tries currently have travel
warnings, which are issued
when a country is considered

"unstable or dangerous" for an
extended period of time. These
countries include Egypt, Haiti,
Iran, the Philippines, Mexico
and Israel.
Mark Tessler, the Universi-
ty's vice provost of internation-
al affairs, gave a presentation
on internationalization at the
University at a Feb. 17 Univer-
sity Board of Regents meeting.
Tessler said his office works to
realize the University's goal of
expanding the number of stu-
dents who study abroad.
"In the last few years, the
number of students going
abroad has doubled," he said at
the meeting. "And we're proud
of that, but we think there is
more to be done."
Following his presentation
at the Regents meeting, the
Board began a discussion about
reconsidering the University's
policy, in which regents asked
University Provost Phil Han-
lon to see that the existing
policy was re-evaluated. The
re-evaluation was also partially
spurred by a petition in support
for a program abroad in Israel.
The petition was organized
by WolvPAC, a student group
focused on improving campus
See STUDY ABROAD, Page 6

Police still offerin "Since January 29, the Uni-
versity's Department of Public
$500 reward for Safety has reported four BB gun
shootings from a moving vehicle,
information with the most recent incident
S having occurred on Sunday,
By BRANDON SHAW April 10. DPS spokeswoman
Daily StaffReporter Diane Brown said three of the
four cases involved victims being
Following three similar struck by pellets. While none
incidents this semester, it was of the victims sought medical
reported that someone shot pel- attention, the shootings still pose
lets from a BB gun at pedestrians, harmful risks, Brown said.
near campus earlier this week. "The danger of the situation

is that obviously someone could
be hit in the eye, and they could
evenlose an eye," Brown said. "It
could be the object that could be
pointed, could be considered by
some to be a real gun and could
create hysteria and chaos."
In addition, an incident of this
type could be dangerous, as it
could cause potential property
damage and car accidents, or
other consequences, Brown said.
"Someone could consider the
weapon pointed to be real and

shoot back at the perpetrator,"
she said.
According to an April 12 DPS
online report, the April 10 inci-
dent took place at Willard Street
near East University Avenue. A
female student told DPS she was
walking with three friends when
she noticed a small, four-door
sedan that was dark in color. A
passenger in the car fired what
the victims thought were either a
BB or Airsoft gun at them three
See DPS, Page 6

GREEK LIFE
Students honored at 28th
annual Greek Life Awards

Greek Man and would win the annual Greek Life
awards.
Woman of the Year The 28th annual Greek Life'
award ceremoty honors doz-
Awards presented ens of men and women in the
Greek community on campus.
By CECE ZHOU The awards also honor whole
For the Daily chapters for a successful year
of participation, philanthropy
Donning suits and formal and accomplishments in vari-
dresses, about 300 fraternity ous fields. The awards cover
and sorority members gathered an assortment of achievement
in the Michigan Union ball- awards, scholarships and lead-
room last night, eagerly await- ership recognitions - among
ing the announcements of who them the Greek Man and Greek

Woman of the Year.
Angela Harris, national vice
president of Alpha Chi Omega,
was this year's keynote speaker.
She emphasized the value of
participation in the Greek com-
munity, saying Greek Life at the
University excels in the majority
of its endeavors.
"I venture to say that we
define success based on partici-
pation about 98 percent of the
time," Harris said. "I've always
believed that this campus, Uni-
See GREEK LIFE, Page 3

CAMPUS COMMUNITY
For many married undergraduates, life
on campus not the same as for singles

Patrons walk through an exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Art as part of the museum's After Hours
event last night.
UMMA event offers students
different museum experience

Officials estimate
number of married
students at 'U' small
By SARAH ALSADEN
Daily Staff Reporter
While many students go out
during the weekends to mingle
with fellow singles, college

social life is a different experi-
ence all together for those who
have already found their signifi-
cant others.
Though there are no official
statistics on the number of mar-
ried University students, sev-
eral community officials said
they believe the demographic is
relatively small on campus. Part
of this group, several married
undergraduate students, told

the Michigan Daily that while
they are happy with their choice
of wedlock, they feel there is a
distance between themselves
and single students.
LSA senior Tim McMacken,
who has been married since
August 2007, said he realizes
most students don't get mar-
ried as undergraduates and that
it has distanced him from other
See MARRIED, Page 3

MEDMA members
DJ during student
activities
By BRANDON SHAW
Daily StaffReporter
Museums are often known
for being quiet places of obser-
vation where even the quietest
sound is reverberated through-

out. But last night, the Univer-
sity of Michigan Museum of Art
decided to get loud.
With songs by, the Univer-
sity's Michigan Electronic
Dance Music Association as
the soundtrack to the event,
UMMA hosted an open house
last night to increase aware-
ness about its exhibits and pro-
grams. The event, which drew
more than 400 guests - pri-
marily students - was hosted

by UMMA's Student Program-
ming and Advisory Board to
highlight the five exhibits the
museum displayedthis year and
other UMMA-sponsored activi-
ties.
Over the course of the two-
hour event, attendees hopped
into photo booths, tried on wigs
and costumes and had their
faces digitally cropped onto
artistic backgrounds, while
See UMMA, Page 3

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