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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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ROW, ROW, ROW

LEGAL DISPUTE
'U' regents
hold special
meeting this
morning

Members of the Michigan crew team practice at the Intramural Sports Building yesterday.

SENATE ASSEMBLY
Canlon: Fall 2012 resh man
applications- at all-time high
SACUA members for undergraduate admission, the highest median high ochool the driving forces behindt

Board likely to vote
in opposition to
state Senate bill
By RAZYA GOLDSMITH
Daily News Editor
In a surprise announcement
late last night, the University's
Board of Regents announced it
would hold a special phone meet-
ing today at 8 a.m.
The regents called the meet-
ing as an emergency action
under Regents' Bylaw 1.01, which
permits the group to meet in
between its monthly meetings to
discuss time-sensitive issues. The
meeting was likely called so the
board could vote on whether or
not it supports a bill introduced
last week in the state Senate
that would ban graduate student
research assistants from union-
izing, sources told The Michigan
Daily.
According to the Regents'
Bylaws, the meeting required
either the University president
or three regents to initiate any
action and aquorum of five mem-
bers of the board to affirm the
action.
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said that because the
meeting is considered an emer-
gency action, it is not in violation
of the Michigan Open Meetings

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and reaction from today's University's
Boardof Regents meeting.
Act, which requires the regents
to notify the public of a meeting
at least 18 hours before it is set to
take place.
"The way I understand it is
that that bylaw does provide for
taking action between meetings,"
Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald said he was unsure
whether or not a meeting like this
has been called in the past.
The call is open to the pub-
lic to listen in from the Fleming
Administration Building.
Stephen Raiman, founder of
Students Against GSRA Union-
ization and a Rackham student
said the meeting would have a
predictable outcome.
"I'd say it's pretty likely that
they will not support this legisla-
tion," he said.
He added that he was dis-
appointed in the fact that the
regents would probably vote to
oppose the bill.
"That would not be in the best
interest of GSRAs or the Univer-
sity," he said.
The Graduate Employees'
Organization declined to com-
ment on the basis that it did not
have enough informationto doso.
The meeting is a swift reaction
to Sen. Majority Leader Randy
See REGENTS, Page 3

the

discuss budget,
UMHS scandal at
meeting
By AARON GUGGENHEIM
Daily StaffReporter
At yesterday's Senate Advi-
sory Committee on University
Affairs meeting, University
Provost Philip Hanlon reported
that a record number of stu-
dents applied for admission
to the University this year. A
total of 41,600 people applied

topping the 38,700 applicants
received last year.
The University's lead faculty
governing body also discussed
state budget allocations to the
University following Republi-
can Gov. Rick Snyder's recently
proposed state budget plans
and drafted a proposal in sup-
port of the call by the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents for an
external investigation into the
child pornography case.
At the meeting, Hanlon said
a majority of the growth in
applications has come from
out-of-state students, adding
that this class of applicants has

grade point average and high-
est test scores ever seen.
"It is really quite impres-
sive," he said.
Last year, the number of
applicants to the University
rose 20 percent.
Hanlon told the Daily in
an interview in July that he
attributed the increase to the
University's adoption of the
Common Application, which
allows students to apply to
multiple universities with one
application.
He said the ease of using the
Common Application and the
University's reputation were

growth in applicants.
SACUA DISCUSSES
STATE BUDGET
Though Snyder's proposed
budget calls for a 3.1 percent
increase to the state's higher
education allocation - amount-
ing to $36.2 million more for
higher education than the last
fiscal year's budget - the Uni-
versity would only see a 1.4-per-
cent increase in state funding
Hanlon said. The level of state
support is consistent with the
amount of funding provided in
See APPLICATIONS, Page 3

ELECTION 2012
Michigan native Romney
gears up for GOP primary
Santorum's lead in it may be due in part to the sup- A new poll released Sunday
port of Republicans in the state by Public Policy Polling showed
polls shrinking as he grew up in while his father the Bloom-
was governor in the 1960s. field Hills
election day nears Romney, who has been trail- native
fno r n pan lv i Sn Aimbin

ICE. ICE BABY

By ANDREW SCHULMAN
and KATIE BURKE
Dally StaffReporters
If former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney wins the Michi-
gan primary election Tuesday,

ing tormer Pennsyvania en.
Rick Santorum in the polls
statewide this week, is seeking
to rebound from three consecu-
tive primary contest losses ear-
lier this month to Santorum in
Missouri, Minnesota and Colo-
rado.

c ~m ng
toward a
tie with
Santorum,
but Rom-
ney has faced criticism this
week for his failure to support
See ROMNEY, Page 3

U' HOUSING
Housing
shortage
displaces
students
Renovations,
closure leave 180
without spots in
residence halls
By K.C. WASSMAN
DailyStaffReporter
This year, University
Housing faced its largest
housing shortage in recent
history after it was forced to
deny housing to 180 students
- including 168 upperclass-
men - for the fall 2012 term.
The housing shortage was
propagated by the closure of
Baits II Residence Hall and
East Quad Residence Hall for
renovations, and the perma-
nent closure of Baits I Resi-
dence Hall, which takes effect
See HOUSING, Page 3

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Hormone study examines intimacy levels

Researchers find
discrepancies
between genders
By TUI
GLASGOW-RADEMAKER
For the Daily
Fear of intimacy among
women now has a physiological

explanation, according to new
research from the University's
Department of Psychology.
The study, led by Robin Edel-
stein, assistant professor of
psychology, measured the hor-
monal responses of students
who were exposed to videos
with emotionally intimate con-
tent. The results found women
who avoid romantic intimacy
emitted lower levels of estradiol

- a hormone linked with bond-
ing and caregiving - when they
watched videos depicting affec-
tion. Conversely, women who
were generally more intimate
showed higher estradiol levels.
While Edelstein explained
that other studies have shown
a correlation between estradiol
and attachment, she hoped that
in her experiment she would be
See HORMONE, Page 2

AUSTEN HUFFORD/Daily
Students walk past melting ice scultures on the wayto class on North Campus
yesterday. The scultures were part ofan ice carving competition on Sunday.

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