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Monday, October 24, 2011

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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UNIVERSITY POLICIES
'U' to draft new
policy on sexual
misconduct

Law School student Tiffany Huyenh-Cho gets into the fall spirit while carving pumpkins in the Law Quad at an event on Saturday sponsored hy
the Law School Student Senate and OUTLAWS, an LGBTQ club within the school.
POLITICAL FIGURES
Granholm has fullslate
in post-gubernatorial life

Administrators,
students to discuss
permanent policy in
winter semester
By HALEY GOLDBERG
Daily StaffReporter
University officials plan to start
crafting apermanent policy for
addressing allegations of sexual mis-
conduct this winter term with input
from the campus community.
The University put an interim policy
in place in August that lowers the stan-
dard of evidence needed for investigat-
ing allegations of sexual misconduct
from clear and convincing evidence to
a preponderance of the evidence.
The interim procedure was created
in response to federal guidelines for
federally funded universities regard-
ing Title IX compliance, which Uni-
versity officials receivedfrom the U.
S. Department of Education in a "Dear

Colleague" letter on April 4. In antici-
pation of the guidelines, the Univer-
sity's Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center and other Univer-
sity organizations had already begun
developing a temporary plan, accord-
ing to SAPAC Director Holly Rider-
Milkovich.
"We knew this was coming back in
February and March, and nationally,
our colleagues were put on notice that
there was going to be guidance," Rid-
er-Milkovich said.
The advanced notice enabled Uni-
versity groups to mobilize and start
drafting an interim procedure, Rider-
Milkovich said. The groups include
the Office of Student Conflict Resolu-
tion, the office of Institutional Equity,
the Office of the Vice President and
General Counsel, among others.
Jay Wilgus, director of the Office of
Student Conflict Resolution, agreed
that the temporary plan - which
became effective on Aug. 18 - gave
the University a head start to develop
a permanent procedure.
See POLICY, Page 5A

Former gov. teaches
at UC-Berkeley, has
forthcoming talk show
By HALEY GLATTHORN
Daily StaffReporter
Former Democratic Gov. Jennifer
Granholm left Michigan's gubernato-
rial seat 10 months ago, but her calen-
dar is still full.

Granholm - whose term ended
last January - is now a visiting pro-
fessor at the University of California,
Berkeley, where she teaches a public
policy class. Other projects on Gran-
holm's agenda include promoting her
new book, advocating for clean energy
development and preparing for a polit-
ical talk show she will host beginning
in January.
Granholm said in a phone interview
with The Michigan Daily that leaving
office has given her free time to pursue

other interests.
"I am loving it," Granholm said.
"I get to choose the projects that I'm
working on, (and) I am completely
excited and energized by the students
in my class who are going to be the
next leaders of the country and the
state."
Granholm said she chose to move to
California earlier this year to be closer
to her family and to take advantage of
potential job opportunities at Berkeley
See GRANHOLM, Page 5A

UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT
Common
App adds
Is 0
to sp ike in
applicants
Application pool
increased by 25
percent in 2010-2011
By PAIGE PEARCY
Daily StaffReporter
With more applications pouring in
due to the University's switch to the
Common Application last year, admis-
sions at the University are getting more
competitive.
During last year's admissions cycle,
the University received a record num-
ber of applicants for this year's fresh-
man class. The University received a
record 39,584 applications - a 25-per-
cent increase, according to enrollment
data released last Thursday.
Rob Killion, executive director of
The Common Application, Inc., wrote
in an e-mail interview that the Uni-
versity of Michigan's application num-
bers have been increasing every year
and would have likely increased again
See APPLICANTS, Page SA

LOCAL BUSINESSES
Grand Traverse Pie Co. to
fill void left by @burger

Cafe to open on
East Liberty Street
in mid-November
By CHELSEA LANDRY
Daily Staff Reporter
Thanks to a new business open-
ing on Liberty, satisfying your sweet
tooth will be a piece of pie.
Grand Traverse Pie Company is
slated to open at 505 East Liberty St.
the space formerly occupied by @
burger - in mid-November. Founded
in 1996, the company is a regionally-
based operation with 17 locations

across Michigan and Indiana, includ-
ing one on North Zeeb Road in Ann
Arbor.
Grand Traverse Pie Company's
menu includes sand-
wiches, soups and
baked goods in addi- p ,
tion to an extensive
pie selection includ-
ing such flavors as
"Front Street Apple,"
"Blissful Pecan Choc-
olate Chip," and "Tall Ship Blackberry
Peach Crumb."
Brendan Cavender, a sales associ-
ate at Colliers International - a com-
mercial real estate service - sold the
See GRAND TRAVERSE, Page SA

An Eastern Michigan University player tries to grab the quaffle from Michigar
during a Muggle Quidditch watch on Saturday in the Nichols Arboretum.

RAISING AWARENESS
SlutWalk participants emphasize importance of consent

Movement comes to A2
to show support for new
FBI definition of rape
By PHOEBE BARGHOUTY
For the Daily
The FBI's new proposed definition of
rape begins with, "Penetration, no mat-
ter how slight" - a definition partici-

pants of Ann Arbor's SlutWalk endorse.
On Saturday, LSA junior Megan Pfei-
ffer and LSA sophomore Nicole Cor-
rigan, co-organizers of Ann Arbor's
SlutWalk, took to the streets of down-
town Ann Arbor for a walk, which
aimed to raise awareness about sexual
violence toward women. Pfeiffer and
Corrigan were joined by about 75 peo-
ple for the walk, which started on the
Diag and ended at Beta Theta Pi frater-
nity house on South State Street.

The FBI's current definition of rape
- which has been in place since 1929
- is "the carnal knowledge of a female
forcibly and against her will." The new
proposed definition reads, "Penetra-
tion, no matter how slight, of the vagina
or anus with any body part or object,
or oral penetration by a sex organ of
another person, without the consent of
the victim."
Pfeiffer said the FBI's proposed defi-
nition is much more "inclusive," point-

ing out that the new definition of rape
includes men, transgender people and
people under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
While Pfeiffer and Corrigan said
supporting the new definition was one
of the purposes of the walk, the main
goal was to raise awareness about the
broader issues of rape and the exploita-
tion of women. SlutWalk is a national
movement with walks taking place in
See SLUTWALK, Page 3A

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