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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, February 24, 2012

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MOVIE MAGIC

ELECTION 2012
Romney,
Santorum
gear up for
primary

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LSA senior Ayesha Noorulla and LSA freshman Mobashira Farooqui hand out pamphlets about the screening of "Wham!Bam!lslam!" in Rackham yesterday.
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
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'U' experts say
Michigan crucial
stop in race for GOP
nomination
By ANDREW SCHULMAN
Daily StaffReporter
Nearly two months ago, former
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
and former Pennsylvania Sen.
Rick Santorum swapped single-
digit leads in the voting polls
among Iowa caucus-goers before
Romney thought he clenched a
slim victory in the Iowa caucuses,
but a recount later revealed that
Santorum really won.
The two Republican presiden-
tial candidate hopefuls are neck
and neck once more, with recent
poll numbers indicating fluctuat-
ing support for the two frontrun-
ners leading into the upcoming
Michigan primary on. University
professors said the matchup in
Romney's home state could mark

a critical turning point in the race
to become the Republican presi-
dential nominee.
A poll released Sunday by Public
Policy Polling, showed Santorum
holding
a narrow
lead over
Romney .
with 37 to
33 percent
among
Michigan
voters.
Political Science Prof. Vincent
Hutchings said if Romney loses
the primary in Michigan, where
his father served as governor in the
1960s as well as former president
of American Motors, Santorum
could gain critical momentum.
"There was a strong expecta-
tion that Michigan was Romney
territory, so if he were to lose that,
would be a signal that he's really
in trouble," he said.
Hutchings said Romney has
failed to connect with more con-
servative Republican voters. How-
See PRIMARY, Page 3

M
st

[ale professors students, a new study claims it
may be another century before
ill outnumber women receive equal represen-
tation as professors in universi-
women ty-level courses in the sciences
around the nation.
By JOSH QIAN According to a study on gen-
DailyStaffReporter der equity published Feb. 17 by
Science, a scientific news out-
hile science lectures deliv- let run by the American Asso-
by female professors cer- ciation for the Advancement of
'aren't rare to University Science, U.S. universities will

maintain a higher proportion of
male faculty members in future
decades due to slow growth in
female hiring in the fields of
science, technology, engineer-
ing and mathematics.
Cheryl Geisler, one of the
study's researchers and dean of
the faculty of communication,
art and technology at Simon
Fraser University in Burnaby,
British Columbia, told The

Chronicle of Higher Education
that women made up 27 per-
cent of total new hires inSTEM
fields over the last four years,
an increase from 25 percent 10
years ago.
Members of the University's
STEM departments say that
despite the new study, equal
gender representation on fac-
ulties is less of a concern at the
See WOMEN, Page 3

WI
ered
tainly

CAMPUS COMMUNITY
Bahi'i Club
hopes to
help Iranian
students
Campus club to raise
awarenes about
* opression
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
Daily StaffReporter
As part of an effort to raise aware-
ness about the oppression and the
unfair treatment of students of the
Baha'i faith in Iran, the University's
Bahu'i Club is hoping to educate
campus about the struggle of certain
Iranian youth in obtaining a quality
education.
Rackham student Basir Van de
Fliert, the club's secretary and
treasurer, said the group's goal is
to promote awareness about Baha'i
students in Iran who are persecuted
for their faith and are prohibited
from attending universities in the
country. He said Baha'i followers
have had to develop other ways for
students to obtain an education -
See STUDENTS, Page 2

CAMPUS LIFE
Students install hot
tub on North Campus

B

Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) speaks at Eastern Michigan University yesterday.
Lvi1n lauds Jews' place
in society at EMU event

Speech kicks off
Judaic studies
program
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
Daily StaffReporter
Following the recent
announcement that Eastern
Michigan University will now

offer a Jewish Studies minor,
the school held a kick-off event
yesterday featuring U.S. Sen.
Carl Levin (D-Mich.) who
shared his experiences as a
member of the Jewish faith and
advocated for the newly devel-
oped program.
Levin gave the keynote
address at the event, where he
discussed the various elements
of the faith he hopes the Jewish

Studies minor will emphasize
and teach to its students. He
began by discussing the Jewish
immigrant experience in the
United States, and the ability of
the Jewish community to flour-
ish through increased support
and tolerance in the country.
"For the most part, Jewish
immigrants were able to over-
come (anti-Semitism) and move
See LEVIN, Page 3

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Jacuzzi on it that read, "The Bob and
Betty Beyster Bubbler, a spe-
roof of CSE cial gift for the students of
Michigan CSE."
uilding causes CSE spokesman Steven
Crang said the hot tub was
commotion not a donation from the
Beysters, the new namesakes
By ANGELA SON of the CSE building who
Daily StaffReporter recently donated $15 million
to the College of Engineer-
pon hearing rumors that ing. While Crang called the
t tub had been installed event "a prank," he said that
he roof of the Computer the CSE department found
nce Engineering Build- the whole event comical.
on North Campus this "Mystery is the part of the
k, Engineering junior fun," Crang said. "We think
b Yoon went up to inves- of it as a whimsical, unantici-
e. pated event."
place of the Jacuzzi, he According to Rackham
id a flyer that read: "In student Zach Musgrave,
ng Memory, Gone but the self-proclaimed "public
Forgotten ... Thou shall relations mediator" for the
mourn the loss, but rath- group of graduate students
member the joy." and faculty who installed the
udents first heard word Jacuzzi and wish to remain
it the tub - which was anonymous, a professor who
ailed last Saturday and talked to the Beysters told
aptly dismantled the Musgrave that they found
day - through an anon- the hot tub incident humor-
us blog post, "UofM CSE ous.
tub hack," depicting the Engineering freshman
tub with a sign beside See HOT TUB, Page 3

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