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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS...
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CAMPUS CRIME
DPS holds
first public
meeting on
'U' crime

Erin MacLiesh, a Michigan Union employee, selects a tag from the Alpha Kappa Alpha angel tree, which provides gift ideas for underprivileged children, yesterday.
UNIVE RSITY CONSTRUCTION
Law School rents apartm en to
house Lawyers Club residents

Campus crime rate
has decreased 30
percent since 2010
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily StaffReporter
In a show of transparency
yesterday morning, the Uni-
versity's Department of Public
Safety invited members of the
public to participate in one of
the department's internal week-
ly crime meetings.

Overall crime rates are down
30 percent compared to 2010
data -with 837 overall crimes
reported at this time last year,
compared to 585 this year. All
the statistics represent crime on
campus, where DPS has juris-
diction, according to DPS sta-
ti~tics.
There has been a general
decline in campus crime, but an
increase in aggravated assaults
and arsons, DPS Executive
Director Greg O'Dell said at the
meeting yesterday morning.
See DPS, Page 3A

Students forced to
move out of four
Prime Student
Housing properties
By ANDREW SCHULMAN
DailyStafReporter
When the Lawyers Club clos-
es for renovations next year,
first-year Law School student
Randy Abbott will no longer
be able to get cereal from the
club's dining hall while wear-
ing in his sandals, one of many
things he said he will miss most
about the Club.

"It's a short walk," he said in
the club's dining hall yesterday.
"It lets me keep my Rainbow
(sandals) on 24/7. I appreciate
that."
Abbott is one of many stu-
dents who will be impacted by
the coming renovations to the
residence hall in the Law Quad-
rangle. In preparation for the
closure of the Lawyers Club,
the Law School reached an
agreement with Prime Student
Housing to lease four of their
properties exclusively to Law
School students. As a result,
many students who were plan-
ning to re-sign in the buildings
for the coming year will be dis-
placed.

The Law School rented
apartment buildings at 726 S.
State Street, 721 S. Forest Ave-
nue - also called Forest Place
Apartments - 520 Packard
Road and 511 E. Hoover Avenue
exclusively for Law students.
Sarah Zearfoss, director of
admissions at the Law School,
said the school's intent in
reserving the buildings was
not to displace other students,
but to seek additional places
for prospective first-year Law
School students to live during
the quad's construction.
"We've been quite open
about it, and it seems to be that
it would have been, frankly,
irresponsible of the Law School

not to come up with some alter-
native," Zearfoss said.
The renovations are being
funded by a $20 million gift
from University alum Charles
Munger, who is vice chair of
Berkshire Hathaway.
Law School Dean Evan
Caminker wrote a letter to Law
School students and faculty in
March, explaining the need for
the renovations.
"We have long recognized
a need to address aging infra-
structure and structural issues
in the residential buildings, and
this gift provides the means
to do so in addition to creat-
ing more contemporary living
See LAWYERS, Page 6A

UNIVERSITY RE.ESEARCH
AOSS professors aid in
search for life on Mars

A MOTOWN MOMENT

NASA mission
to red planet
launches Saturday
By ZACH BERGSON
Daily StaffReporter
The University will have a
chance to make another discov-
ery on Mars when a new mission
blasts off from Cape Canaveral,
Fla. on Saturday.
Nilton Renno and Sushil
Atreya, professors in the Uni-
versity's Department of Atmo-
spheric, Oceanic and Space
Sciences, are key investigators in
a NASA mission called the Mars
Science Laboratory. The mis-
sion will use a new and techno-
logically advanced rover called
Curiosity to investigate whether
Mars is, or once was, able to sup-
port microbial life.
Renno, who is known for
discovering evidence of liquid
water on Mars in 2008 dur-
ing the Phoenix Mars Mission,

said MSL is the most ambi-
tious Mars program since the
Viking missions in the 1970s.
Renno added that his main goal
throughout the mission is to
use MSL's instruments to peer
below Mars's thin layer of salts
in the soil to look for evidence
of organics - carbon-based
molecules that are the building
blocks of life.
Atreya, who was involved
in the conceptual development
of the mission, said he will use
MSL's premier lab, the Sample
Analysis at Mars, to search for
evidence of life and learn more
about the evolution of the plan-
et's climate from its warm and
wet past to its present cold and
dry conditions. Atreya added
that the SAM lab will use a mass
spectrometer, gas chromato-
graph and tunable laser spec-
trometer equipped on Curiosity
to analyze the atmosphere and
surface for evidence of organic
elements.
In a Nov. 16 University press
release, Atreya wrote that he is

optimistic about finding organ-
ics on Mars.
"Organics have been raining
down on Mars from meteorites,
comets and interplanetary dust
particles for 4.5 billion years,"
Atreya wrote. "And Mars prob-
ably has its own indigenous
organics, whether they're con-
nected with life or not."
However, in an e-mail inter-
view, Atreya wrote that it is also
possible that MSL won't find any
organic material.
"Whether any organics will
actually be found in Curiosity's
exploration region in Gale Crater
will depend largely on the preser-
vation potential of the site as on
Earth," Atreya wrote. "Organics
can be destroyed or transformed
by oxidation by such things as
ground water, peroxides or per-
chlorates, all of which are or were
present on Mars."
But even if organics aren't
present in the region MSL is
exploring, Atreya said they could
exist in other parts of the planet.
See MARS, Page 6A

REALITY TV
''prof.
mimics
Guido
lifestyle
For two weeks,
Moore lived like
'Jersey Shore'
characters
By SABIRA KHAN
Daily StaffReporter
Since its premiere in 2009,
"Jersey Shore" has become an
American pop culture sensa-
tion. But while GTL - the
iconic motto of Gym, Tan and
Laundry from the show - has
entered the vernacular of the
American public, few people
have adopted it as a lifestyle
like Screen Arts and Cultures
Prof. Candace Moore.
Moore, who gave the key-
note address at a conference
See LIFESTYLE, Page 3A

EIN KIRKLAND/Daiy
Former Motown Records Press Officer Al Abrams discusses and signs copies of
his new book at the Bentley Historical Library yesterday.
MI CH IGAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY
MSA election turnout falls

By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter,
More than 40,000 University
students failed to vote in this
semester's student government
election.
About 5 percent - or 2,189 of
42,716 University students - cast
ballots to fill vacancies and elect

representatives in the MSA, LSA
Student Government and other
student governing bodies last
week during the two-day-lopg
online election, which began last
Tuesday at midnight.
Twenty-two candidates were
elected to MSA in the campus-
wide elections. The new rep-
See MSA, Page 6A

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