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Detroit judge to
The White House says Presi-
dent Barack Obama has nominat-
ed Wayne County Circuit Judge
Gershwin Drain to a seat on U.S.
District Court in Detroit.
In a news release, Obama
describes Drain as someone who
will be a "thoughtful and diligent
judge" on the federal court. The
nomination requires U.S. Senate
Drain has been a Wayne Coun-
ty circuit judge since 1997. Before
that, he sat on the Detroit Record-
ers Court, which served the city
until it was merged with the
county circuit court. Drain was
a judge on Detroit's 36th District
Court in 1986-87.
EAST LANSING, Mich.
Survey: Job market
A new survey says the job mar-
ket for upcoming college gradu-
ates has settled down and could
show slow but steady growth.
The report yesterday comes
from Michigan State University's
annual Recruiting Trends study.
The survey of more than 3,300
employers nationwide forecasts
hiring will increase by 4 percent
overall for students graduating
late this year or in the spring and
summer of 2012.
It would be an improve-
ment from last year, when many
employers were overly optimistic
with hiring forecasts only to cut
back on hiring later.
Hiring is expected to be strong
for engineering, computer sci-
ence, accounting, agriculture sci-
ences and agriculture business,
and some science major disci-
Hiring will vary by region of
the nation but should be stronger
in most areas. Job prospects will
vary by degree earned.
drop for United
Consumers paid less for gas,
cars and computers last month,
as overall prices dropped for the
first time since June. Inflation is
easing after prices rose sharply
The Labor Department says the
Consumer Price Index dropped
0.1 percent in October. It rose 0.3
percent the previous month. A
steep drop in gas prices led the
decline. Food prices rose, but at
the slowest pace this year.
Excluding volatile food and
energy costs, so-called "core"
prices rose 0.1 percent. The cost of
renting an apartment rose, as did
prices for health care products
But new car prices dropped
by the most in almost two years,
and airline fares and hotel costs
China wary about
* Obama's changing
While Beijing's public
response to President Barack
Obama's more muscular China
policy has been muted, behind
the scenes the U.S. president's
sudden moves to contest rising
Chinese power are setting the
capital on edge.
During his ongoing nine-day
swing through the Asia-Pacif-
ic region, Obama has already
unveiled a plan for an expanded
U.S. Marines presence in Aus-
tralia, advocated a new free-
trade area that leaves China out,
and called on Beijing not to buck
the current world order.
The Beijing government is
trying to understand the shift,
tasking academic experts to
review the initiatives and sub-
mit options on how to respond.
Daily wire reports
Students show support
for art minor in LSA
With passage of
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aware of the obstacles MSA
faces in influencing campus
change, but believes it is still rel-
evant for students.
"MSA only can have a limited
impact for any students - we
don't have any direct control
over the vast majority of finan-
cial or policy decisions that
shape the broad direction of (the
University)," O'Mahen wrote.
"However, it can playa valuable
role in improving life on campus
through mobilizing and work-
ing with existing student groups
to lobby administrations and the
Board of Regents."
The' College of Pharmacy,
whose one MSA representative
had resigned, elected Pharmacy
senior Eric Zhao. Zhao said he
plans to use MSA's vast resourc-
es to strengthen programs with-
in the College of Pharmacy.
"I want to be the link
between MSA and my student
government," Zhao said. "MSA
has a lot of resources, including
funding, advertising and con-
Zhao added that though elec-
tions were important in secur-
ing representation from the
Pharmacy school within MSA,
the future is just as important
to continuingto establish aspres-
ence for the college in the stu-
"One of my initiatives is to
make sure that we have continu-
ity from now on, to have a Phar-
macy rep. in MSA every year,"
Aditya Sathi, director of
recruiting for MForward, said
MForward spent an extensive
amount of time prior to the elec-
tion looking for suitable repre-
sentatives from each school.
"There had to be at least one
person out there who was going
earliest in history
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Herman Cain became the first
Republican presidential can-
didate yesterday to receive
Secret Service protection.
Cain asked for the secu-
rity and Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano
and congressional leaders
approved his request yester-
day, Secret Service spokes-
man Ed Donovan confirmed.
Elite agents were expected
to begin protecting the for-
mer pizza company executive
There have been threats
against Cain, who had been
experiencing a bounce in the
polls, according to an offi-
cial with knowledge of the
situation who asked not to be
identified because of the sen-
sitive nature of the situation.
The nature of the threats was
Donovan would not say
whether there had been any
threats or discuss why pro-
tection was being provided.
Cain's campaign had no
Secret Service protection
is given to each major party's
presidential nominee, but
can be provided earlier if the
Department of Homeland
Security approves a cam-
When then-Sen. Barack
Obama was placed under
Secret Service protection in
May 2007, it was the earli-
est ever for a presidential
candidate. One of his rivals,
Hillary Rodham Clinton,
already had a protective
detail because she was a for-
mer first lady.
to be passionate about repre-
senting their school and making
a change," Sathi said.
The issues for last night's
election were varied depend-
ing on the school. For Rackham,
O'Mahen said the rights of Grad-
uate Students employed by the
Universitywere the mostimpor-
tant issue for him. Andrew Mod-
ell, a freshman in the College of
Engineering and a newly elected
representative, said instituting a
system for students to opt out of
mass e-mail lists was one of his
10 representatives elected to
LSA Student Governement
Ten representatives were
elected to LSA Student Govern-
ment yesterday, and despite a
drop in voter turnout from last
fall, LSA-SG officials said they
were pleased with the results.
Five candidates were elected
to LSA-SG for the first time, and
five others were re-elected to
serve another term. All the rep-
resentatives elected tonight will
serve through November 2012.
LSA freshmen Tyler Hoff-
man, Kendall Johnson, Chris
Graham, Elena Brennan and
Cindy Yu were each elected to
their first terms.
LSA sophomore Gaby Korn-
blau, LSA junior Brian Koziara,
LSA sophomore Gabby Trupp,
LSA junior Katharine Stock-
rahm and LSA junior Anna Wit-
tow were all re-elected..
Ten percent of the LSA stu-
dent body, or 1,652 students,
voted in the election - a 2-per-
cent drop from last year's fall
election. Jeff Larkin, LSA-SG
vice president and election
coordinator, said fewer stu-
dents voted because the MSA
didn't hold a full election, which
encourages students to vote in
their individual school student
governments as well.
Three proposals were also
on the LSA ballot. One proposal
asked students whether they'd
like to get e-mail notifications
when their grades are posted
on Wolverine Access at the end
of the semester - a feature cur-
rently not available. Larkin said
the grade notification proposal
passed by a "large margin."
Another proposal asked LSA
students where they'd like to see
water bottle refill stations added
across campus. A majority of
students voted that they'd like
to see stations in the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library and rec-
Larkin said it was "no sur-
prise" that students chose
those locations to add water
bottle refilling stations. There
is already a station in the Intra-
mural Sports Building, so LSA-
SG will work to put the filling
stations in the Central Cam-
pus Recreation Building and
the North Campus Recreation
Building, Larkin said.
The third ballot proposal
asked students if they would be
in support of LSA students hav-
ing the option of having a minor
in the School of Art & Design.
Larkin said a majority of stu-
dents voted in support of adding
LSA-SG President Anne
Laverty said she was "thrilled"
with the results of the election.
"Our voter turnout was
pretty close to what it was last
fall, which is great consider-
ing this is the first time MSA
hasn't had their full elections
and LSA has," Laverty said. "So
we're really happy with that and
obviously there's always room to
- Daily News Editor
contributed to this report.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A
weekend government shutdown
that neither party wanted was
averted when Congress approved
a compromise spending bill
yesterday, as leaders overcame
major defections by Republicans
angry over what they considered
excessive spending. To the dis-
may of liberals, the measure also
blocks Obama administration
plans to impose stricter nutrition
standards on school lunches.
The Senate sent the measure
to President Barack Obama for
his signature on a 70-30 vote,
shortly after the House consent-
ed to the bill 298-121.
Though passage was by com-
fortable margins, the vote in
both chambers highlighted GOP
fissures over federal spending.
House Republicans backed the
legislation by just 133-101, while
GOP senators voted heavily
against the bipartisan bill, 30-17.
Many conservatives also were
unhappy that the bill poten-
tially would leave taxpayers on
the hook for even more spend-
ing because it would expand the
size of mortgages that could be
insured by the Federal Housing
Administration in wealthy areas
from $625,500 to $729,750.
"Some say, 'Oh, the tea party,
you shouldn't listen to them,
they were angry people,"' Sen.
Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said. "Well,
I think they were deeply frus-
trated people and, yes, somewhat
angry. Why shouldn't they be?"
The votes occurred against
a backdrop of partisan gridlock
among members of Congress'
supercommittee, which has less
than a week to try agreeing to
a debt-reduction plan. Some
Republicans on that phnel have
been pushingto include some tax
increases as part of a deal, and
that has upset some Republicans
adamant against abandoning
the party's core stance against
Democrats supported the
measure overwhelmingly, with
only 20 in the House and none
in the Senate voting "no." Liber-
als mocked a provision blocking
Obama administration efforts
to prod schools to put healthier
foods on their lunch menus,
including a proposal to no lon-
ger consider the tomato paste on
pizza to be a vegetable.
"What's next? Are Twinkies
going to be considered a veg-
etable?" said Rep. Jared Polis,
D-Colo., who voted against pas-
Despite the objections, pas-
sage was never in real doubt.
Both parties were eager to avoid
further tarnishing Congress'
ghastly public image, which took
a beating after partisan stand-
offs nearly caused a government
shutdown this past spring and a
federal default in the summer.
"It's a goodbill. It's not perfect
but it's alot better than the alter-
native," said Rep. Norm Dicks of
Washington, top Democrat on
the House Appropriations Com-
The government's new fiscal
year started Oct.1 without enact-
ment of any yearlong spending
bills. A temporary measure that
has been financing federal agen-
cies expires after midnight Fri-
The legislation would keep
the government's doors open
through Dec. 16, giving lawmak-
ers more time to catch up on
their tardy budget work.
Approximately 40percent of every incoming PhasimD class
consists of former LSA students.
So. You want
one good reason
to earn a
Here are 12 good reasons,
1. Financial support unequalled by any other U.S.
2. Outstanding pay.
3. Job security in economically uncertain times.
4. Unlimited opportunities to improve people's lives.
5. Unparalleled career choices.
6. Continuous growth potential.
7. Life and career mobility.
8. The power to apply medical knowledge at
the forefront of technological innovation.
9. Membership in an influential alumni network
spanning the globe.
10. The prestige of owning a degree from one
of America's top-ranked pharmacy schools.
11. One-to-one learning with world-renowned
12. A small college environment within a major,
Choosing the right career requires equal parts knowl-
edge, insight, and planning. If you are weighing your
career options, please be sure to attend one of the pre-
pharmacy counseling sessions listed below.
To learn more about Michigan's PharmD Program, visit
the College Web site at www.umich.edu/-pharmacy.
Or contact the U-M College of Pharmacy at 734-764-
7312 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Pharmacy Sessions at the U-M College of
Pharmacy: Academic Year 2011-2012:
Th sday, Sept. 15, 2011 - 45 pm, Pharmacy Building,
Thrsay, Oct. 20, 2011 - 4-5 pm, C.C. Little Building.
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011-- 4-5 pm, C.C. Little
BWilding, Room 1567
Tousday, Diec. 8, 2011 - 4- pm, C.C. Little Building,
Monday, Jan. 23, 2012- 4- pm, C.C. Little Building,
l m 567
h day, Feb. 16, 2012- 4-5 pm, CC. Little Building,
'ijeday, Mar. 27, 2012- 4-5 pm, CC. Little Building,
dly, Apr. 6, 2012- 4-5 pin, C.C. Little Building,
Your future neverlooked brighter.