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CULTURE IN A CUP
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT
* Three more
seek CSG
presidency

New Students for
Puppies party
launched
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
As the Central Student Gov-
ernment presidential election
ears, it now appears that six
candidates will vie for the execu-
tive position as several students
announced candidacies yester-
day.
Business School junior Man-
ish Parikh publicly announced
his candidacy for president
yesterday alongside running
mate Omar Hashwi, an LSA
sophomore. Additionally, the
Defend Affirmative Action Party
announced they will soon be
choosing a candidate for presi-
dent, and Dentistry student
Andrew Horne shared plans to
run as part of the newly formed
Students for Puppies party with
running mate Daniel Ruff, a fel-
low Dentistry student.
Parikh and Hashwi made
the announcement at a CSG
candidates meeting last night
in advance of the upcoming
election, and said they will be
running as independents unaf-
* filiated with any party.
Now with Hashwi's candidacy
for vice president, four of the
five students who vied for MFor-

ward's nomination in January
are now running for either CSG
president or vice president. LSA
junior Aditya Sathi won MFor-
ward's nomination at the party's
convention, but since then Busi-
ness School junior Shreya Singh
and Public Policy junior Kevin
Mersol-Barg each formed a new
party and announced their can-
didacies for president.
Aside from only attending a
handful of CSG assembly meet-
ings, Parikh has no ties to stu-
dent government as he embarks
on his candidacy for president.
However, Hashwi was the lead
vote recipient in the LSA assem-
bly representative elections last
March, and has worked on proj-
ects in CSG such as implement-
ing Saturday night dining in the
residence halls and increasing
wireless Internet speeds on cam-
pus.
Parikh said his position as an
outsider makes him uniquely
qualified for office.
"I feel strongly that a lot of
people who pursue student gov-
ernment are resume builders,"
Parikh said. "I'm not saying
(that's what) past leaders in spe-
cific have done, but that's kind of
the culture."
Parikh added that CSG has
also lost its importance and
direction on campus.
"There has been serious apa-
thy that the students at large
See CSG, Page 3A

Shandria Vaughn, center, a student at the University's Dearborn campus and LSA junior Margaret McKinney, right, demonstrate outside the Federal Courthouse
yesterday in Cincinnati.
Federal appeals court,
hears Proposal 2 case

Judges to decide
fate of state's
affirmative action
ban
By KATIE BURKE
Daily StaffReporter
Parties advocating for and
against the state's ban on affir-
mative action were back in court
yesterday as a federal appeals
court heard arguments pertain-

ing to the policy's constitutional-
ity.
Proposal 2, a ballot proposal
passed in 2006, eliminated the
ability to consider race in the
admissions process at public
universities in Michigan. Yes-
terday's appeal, the latest step in
a years-long legal process, was
heard before a 15-judge panel at
the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
in Cincinnati, which hears fed-
eral appeals in cases originating
from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky
and Tennessee.
Last July a three-judge panel

ruled in favor of striking down
the ban. The court later decided
to reexamine the case before a
larger panel.
Groups initiating the appeal
included the American Civil Lib-
erties UnionBy Any MeansNec-
essary - an organization that
support affirmative action initia-
tives - and the National Asso-
ciation for the Advancement of
Colored People.
ACLU attorney Mark Rosen-
baum, one of the attorneys who
argued the case, said the repeal
of Proposal 2 would allow for

race to be debated in admissions
processes in the state of Michi-
gan.
"(Under Proposal 2), if you
want to argue that your racial
identity should also be consid-
ered as part of the mosaic of a
diverse student body, you are
forbidden from raising that sub-
ject," Rosenbaum said.
The case did not deal with
the constitutionality of affir-
mative action policies, as in
the Grutter v. Bollinger case in
2003, in which the United States
See PROPOSAL 2, Page SA

SIPPING FOR SPRING

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION
Task force to examine
child misconduct at 'U'

Group proposed by
President Coleman
aims to protect
minors on campus
By KATIE BURKE
Daily StaffReporter
In the wake of the recent
incident involving alleged child
pornography at the University
of Michigan Health System and
the widely publicized incidents

at Penn State University, the
University is in the planning
phases of assembling a task
force to prevent inappropriate
conduct with children at the
University in the future.
University President Mary
Sue Coleman first announced
her intention to implement the
task force, which will investi-
gate all University programs
involving children, at the Sen-
ate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs meeting on
Dec. 5. According to University
spokesman Rick Fitzgerald, the

task force is currently in the
information-gathering stage,
and will be comprised of Kelly
Cunningham, the University's
director of public affairs, and
Donica Varner, associate gen-
eral counsel.
Cunningham and Varner will
research the structure of Uni-
.vegityprograns, such as, day-
cares and summer camps, and
the details of their policies on
criminal activities before exam-
ining methods of improvement
in those institutions, Fitzgerald
See TASK FORCE, Page 3A

TODD NEEDLE/Daily
Students celebrate the warmer weather with sangria at Dominick's, which opened for the season yesterday.
ELECTION 2012
Law professor vies for Democratic party's
nomination for Michigan Supreme Court

CAMPUS COMMUNITY
Police stress need for caution

Candidates to
be chosen at
convention on Sat.
By KATIE BURKE
Daily StaffReporter
While Law Prof. Bridget
McCormack has long challenged
her students to practice law ethi-
cally and with integrity, she may
soon have the chance to apply

those same values in the Michi-
gan Supreme Court.
McCormack - who has been
teaching at the University Law
School since 1998 and is current-
ly the associate dean for clini-
cal affairs - is running for the
Democratic nomination for the
state Supreme Court. The state
party will choose its nominee at
its endorsement convention Sat-
urday in Detroit. If nominated,
McCormack will continue on
to a nonpartisan election that

begins with a primary election
in August and a general election
on Nov. 6. This year, there are
three seats up for election in the
seven-seat court.
McCormack said she hopes to
receive the nomination this Sat-
urday because she believes her
personal ethics and experience
would be a valuable addition to
the state Supreme Court.
"I would bring to the court
a commitment to fairness and
See SUPREME COURT, Page SA

1
ser
In
home
Arbor

O ]fficials urge pus and realty companies have
expressed concern for their well-
igilance after being.
.b r Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 18
ies of burglaries there have been 82 reported
home invasions in the city, and
By ALEXANDRA homes near the intersection of
MONDALEK Green Road and Glazier Way -
Daily StaffReporter the Southeast corner of North
Campus - have been major tar-
light of the recent spate of gets of the break-ins. Burglars
invasions throughout Ann have kicked in doors and shat-
, students living off-cam- tered windows of several houses,

stealing goods like jewelry and
laptops.
Ann Arbor Police Chief Bar-
nett Jones spoke to local resi-
dents at Clague Middle School
last week about the recent home
invasions and the city's subse-
quent investigations. Invasions
are on the rise, and Jones said he
believes the unseasonably warm
winter has incited criminals to
strike.
See CAUTION, Page 3A

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