The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 5A
The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 5A
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the University and the world," he
ot anticipation of hiring a
new dean, University Provost
Philip Hanlon has spearheaded
a Search Advisory Committee
to aid the process of finding a
replacement who will continue
to advance the school's curricu-
lum. The committee will seek
input from the surrounding com-
munity, including undergraduate
and graduate students.
The committee to find a new
dean consists of faculty repre-
sentatives from the Art & Design
School, astaffmember appointed
by Hanlon, two students and one
Art & Design alum. Other com-
mittee members include Dean
of the College of Engineering
David Munson, professors from
the Taubman College of Archi-
tecture and Urban Planning and
a School of Music, Theatre &
Dance faculty member.
James Cogswell, Arthur F.
Thurnau professor in the School
of Art & Design, is chair of the
committee. Cogswell wrote in an
e-mail interview that the com-
mittee takes all suggestions and
"We scheduled an open meet-
ing (in the spring) for under-
graduates and another meeting
for graduate students to discuss
the challenges and opportunities
ahead," he wrote.
After receiving community
input, the committee looks for
nominations and applications
for the dean's position in order
to build a diverse candidate pool
before beginning the selection
process. The process will include
confidential interviews with
the candidates and campus vis-
its, which will all be taken into
account before a candidate is rec-
ommended to Hanlon.
Through the extensive search
process, which will garner
input from faculty in a variety
of disciplines, the committee
will attempt to "(break) down
disciplinary boundaries and
walls that are so common in
other schools," according to the
school's online job description.
Cogswell noted that it is
importantthe school maintains
its connections to the College
of Engineering, Ross School
of Business and Architecture
and Urban Planning School
in upcoming years. Qualifica-
tions in the online job descrip-
tion include a candidate with an
entrepreneurial mindset, skills
in fundraising and budgeting,
a commitment to diversity and
strong communication skills.
Cogswelldnoted that the new
dean should maintain progres-
sion in the school's curriculum.
"Our school is recognized for
its innovative curriculum," Cog-
swell wrote. "How we build on
our existing curriculum is up to
the faculty as we go forward. We
are looking for a dean who can
help us with that process."
One part of the school's cur-
riculum that the committee is
seeking input on is the new Inter-
national Experience Require-
ment, which was implemented
last year and requires students
to study abroad. However, the
requirement may not remain in
the school's curriculum under
the new dean, Cogswell wrote.
Art & Design sophomore Tay-
lor Ross wrote in an e-mail that
she thinks it is important for
the study abroad requirement to
remain in place since the Univer-
sity values developing cultured
and globally-informed students.
"One of the core missions of
the School of Art & Design is to
produce well-rounded artists
and designers," she wrote. "Part
of that is having an understand-
ing of people and cultures that
differ from one's own."
Art & Design alum Katha-
rine Drake, who graduated this
past spring, echoed Ross's senti-
ments, adding that her experi-
ence studying abroad in Turkey
allowed her to grow as an indi-
vidual and develop her artwork.
"I think the study abroad
requirement is one of the most
important aspects of the program
at Art & Design because you have
the opportunity to grow asa per-
son in a different place besides
Ann Arbor, which directly affects
your artwork," Drake said.
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thing we can do from time to time,
but this Saturday is going to be a
As part of a joint effort between
the Athletic Department, the
Office of Student Affairs and DPS
to decrease the amount of drink-
ing among students, non-alcoholic
events are scheduled throughout
the day and more public safety
officers will patrol campus.
According to University Hospi-
tal Emergency Department data
obtained from a June 17,2011 Free-
dom of Information Act request,
the number of individuals ages 18
to 24 who were treated for alco-
hol intoxication from May 1, 2010
to May 1, 2011 was consistently
higher on the dates of home foot-
ball games. Of the top 30 dates, six
of the seven home football games
last year had the highest number
of hospital admittances for alcohol
intoxication. Oct. 9,2010 -the day
of the Michiga vs. Michigan State
game - had the highest number of
hospital admittances at 35 people.
O'Dell said DPS will have an
increased security presence on
Saturday night, and he hopes
to stop intoxicated people from
entering the stadium. He added
that people who are working the
gates have had extensive training
to spot those who have had too
much to drink.
"Our hope for this is basically
that we'll have great fan behavior,
and we'll be bored as cops here,"
O'Dell said. "We really hope that
does happen, but if it doesn't, we
are prepared totake police action."
Mary Jo Desprez, the Uni-
versity's alcohol and other drug
policy and prevention administra-
tor, said the University's plan to
deal with student drinking covers
students with no alcohol issues to
those with severe problems.
"As an institution, you can't
just do one thing for this one
group," Desprez said. "You have
to do something to meet everyone
where they're at."
Besides football games, dates
with high hospital admittances
for alcohol issues corresponded
with holidays such as Halloween
and St. Patrick's Day, according to
the FOIA data. Desprez said those
two holidays as well as football
games have higher numbers of
students drinking heavily because
of expectations instilled by the
media and alcohol industry.
"(There's) this culture that
magnifies the role that alcohol
plays on campus, and what we
would like to do is right-size it,"
# Treated Date Event
35 Sat., 10/9/10 MSU football game
20 Sat., 9/18/10 UMass football game
16 Sat., 9/4/10 UConn football game. Welcome Week
14 Fri., 9/3/10 Welcome Week
14 Sat., 9/25/10 Bowling Green football game
13 Sat., 12/11/10 The Big Chill
13 San., 1/30/11
12 Sat., 10/23/10
12 Sat., 3/12/11 St. Practice Day
11 Sat.,,11/20/10 Wisconsin football game
sOURCE: UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
The ten days with the most patients ages 18to 24 treated at the University Hospi-
tal Emergency Dept. for alcohol intoxication from May1, 2010 to May 1, 2011.
Harpertoo, noted that students
have preconceived notions about
"(Students) can get the impres-
sion that everybody drinks, and
everybody over-drinks, and that's
really not the case." Harper said.
"Most students, particularly
Michigan students, they drink
Harper and Desprez said stu-
dents' expectations about drink-
ing in college can be corrected by
sending safety messages to stu-
dents. For the night game, Desprez
helped create a public announce-
ment that aired during the West-
ern Michigan game last Saturday,
which included former Michigan
football player Desmond Howard
telling students to "Stay in the
Blue" - the University's slogan to
remind students to drink respon-
sibly, with the "blue" referring to
a blood alcohol concentrationlevel
of .06 or below.
Brandon emphasized that alco-
hol in the stadium will not be tol-
erated on Saturday.
"We're going to put every effort
and everyresource wecantowards
making sure that people come to
the game with a clear head and a
clear mind and that they enter the
gates that way," Brandon said.
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students) who guided me through
my undergraduate career and
helped me to succeed."
Martin was one of multiple
campus group leaders who spoke
to a crowd of about 60 people
about their experiences becom-
ing involved at the University and
elsewhere. The event, titled Day
of Reflection, was intended to
inspire activism among students.
The event featured 10 University
student speakers and one alumni
speaker, who shared their person-
al stories of activism to a crowd of
about 60 people.
LSA senior Eman Abdelhadi, a
coordinator for the event, said in
her opening remarks at the event,
which took place in the Michigan
Student Assembly Chambers, that that together we are not the lost
Generation Found was created at generation," Watson said.
a student leader retreat in May to LSA senior Tim Bergsma, cap-
help create change on campus. tain of the varsity soccer team,
"We wanted a way to expose spoke about how his experience
students who are already involved running soccer camps in South
to different campus involve- Africa taught him about activism.
ments and students who weren't "My experience with activism
involved to become change mak- is find what you love; I found soc-
ers," Abdelhadi said. cer," Bergsma said. "I was able to
Among the speakers at the use soccer to break down racial
event was MSA President DeAn- barriers."
dree Watson, who shared his LSA junior Riley Linebaugh
thoughts on how activism shapes didn't give a conventional speech
today's college students. but instead performed a dramatic
"(It's) the message that defines reading of an original poem about
this generation, that the problems race issues in the United States.
of today are our responsibility, The DayofReflectionevent was
and that together we can over- . originally scheduled to take place
come that, together we can shape on the Diag, but due to inclem-
a bright future for ourselves and ent weather, it was moved to the
MSA Chambers. Though the rain
forced a change of plans, Abdel-
hadi said she wasstillhappy about
the number of people who came to
"The rain really hit us hard,"
Abdelhadi said. "We had about
350 people attending on the Face-
book event, but I'm satisfied with
Public Policy junior Sam Lewis,
one of the executive directors of
Relay for Life, said in an inter-
view after the event that he was
nervous about speaking in front of
the crowd, but enjoyed the event
because of other speakers' stories.
"I was really nervous, but it's
such an honor to be a part of (Day
of Reflection)," Lewis said. "I
learned just as much as I shared."
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