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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, March 9, 2012

michigandailycom

PUBLIC SAFETY
A2 names
interim
police chief

Kal Penn tweets a photo of the assembled crowd at Obama for America's Young Americans' Greater Together Summit Tour yesterday at the Michigan Union.
Kal Penn praisesObama at
campaignevent Union

John Seto to
temporarily replace
retiring chief
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily NewsoEditor
Following the recent
announcement that Ann Arbor
Police Chief Barnett Jones plans
to retire, the city of Ann Arbor
announced yesterday that John
Seto, the deputy chief of the Ann
Arbor Police Department, will
assume the role of interim AAPD
chief and safety services area
administrator starting March 31.
Seto has worked with the
department for more than 20
years and has been in charge of
AAPD's patrol division during
his time as deputy chief. Initial
reports suggested that Jones
would retire on April 1, but a
press statement released yester-
day reported that he will retire
March 30.
The release notes that City
Administrator Steven Powers
willeventually recommend acan-
didate for the permanent replace-
ment of Jones. Powers could not
be reached for comment yester-
day.
In an interview yesterday, Seto
said he plans to meet with Jones

and Powers in the upcoming
weeks to discuss his responsibili-
ties as interim chief.
Seto said the city is losing a
valuable assetto its police depart-
ment with the
retirement of
Jones. , AO
"Chief Jones
has been a great .
leader during
some challeng-
ing times," Seto
said. "I appreciate his guidance
not only as a law enforcement
executive but also as a friend."
Last week, Seto joined Jones at
a meeting at Ann Arbor's Clague
Middle School to address a recent
trend of home invasions through-
out the city. As interim chief, Seto
will inherit the investigation into
the more than 82 home invasions
that have occurred in the city
since January.
Seto is also a member of the
Student Safety Workgroup, a
collaboration between AAPD,
the Department of Public Safety,
the Division of Student Affairs
and the Sexual Assault Preven-
tion and Awareness Center in an
effort to keep students safe on
and off campus.
Seto said in an interview in
January that he became involved
in the workgroup to demonstrate
See POLICE, Page 3

John Dingell, cracking a joke about the guest
of honor, Kal Penn - known for
campaign officials playing Kumar Patel in "Harold
and Kumar Go to White Castle"
join actor at rally and Dr. Lawrence Kutner in
"House."
By STEVE ZOSKI "Kal, you're a great example
Daily StaffReporter of a young person who has dedi-
cated his time, and his efforts to
While the discussion at Presi- helping this country, and your
dent Barack Obama's campaign president. And most impor-
event in the Michigan Union tantly, the public perception of
Ballroom was focused on the White Castle," Dingell said.
president's re-election efforts, Penn, who volunteered for
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D- the Obama campaign in 2008,
Mich.) couldn't refrain from and held the position of associ-

ate director in the White House
Office of Public Engagement
from 2009 until 2011. Penn
joined Ding- d
ell; Stepha-
nie Cutter,
Obama's dep-
uty campaign
manager,
and Broder-
ick Johnson, a senior adviser to
Obama and a Law School alum,
in a discussion before Obama
supporters and University stu-
dents last night.
The event was the latest

stop on Young Americans for
Obama's Greater Together Stu-
dent Summit Tour - a series of
events held on college campuses
across the nation to promote
student participation in the
upcoming election and to boost
Obama's re-election campaign.
Students at the event were
told of ways they could contrib-
ute to the campaign, such as
donating money, volunteering
and urging friends and class-
mates to vote for Obama. Cam-
paign workers staffed tables
See CAMPAIGN, Page 2

CAMPUS EVENTS
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discussion of issues - delivered the keynote
speech. She was joined by Court-
depression on ney Knowles, director of Love is
Louder andthe Jed Foundation, a
campus national organization that works
to reduce emotional distress and
By JOSH QIAN prevent suicide among college
Daily StaffReporter students.
In her address, Snow shared
re than 1,000 students, how bullying and feelings of
l health professionals and imperfection led to her battle
rsity officials from all over with depression.
ation gathered at the 10th "The truth is that we all know
l Depression of College someone who has dealt with
uses Conference held this depression," Snow said. "One
to discuss strategies to pre- thing I struggle with is how
ental illnesses and develop celebrities and the media often
nce among students. paint a picture of perfection. I,
conference, a national like so many other people, have
held annually on the Uni- gone through dark times and felt
y's campus, took place at not good enough."
am Graduate School on Snow said she used acting as
esday and yesterday. The therapy, and her experience led
featured a keynote pre- her to commit to helping others
ion, 13 workshops, a per- who are battling similar troubles.
nce by the University's "If I can help one person, it's
tional Theatre Company, worth it," Snow said. "My part-
en panel discussion and a nership with the Jed Founda-
h by a University regent. tion is one of the most important
ress Brittany Snow, found- things in my life."
Love is Louder - a move- See DEPRESSION, Page 3

ADAM GLANZMAN/Daily
Bothaina Kamel, an Egyptian presidential candidate, speaks at an event yesterday at UMMA.
Egyptian presidential hopeful
encourages female activism

THEATER
Royal
Shakespeare
Companyto
visit campus
English prof.
helped get group
to Ann Arbor
By ANDREW SCHULMAN
Daily StaffReporter
When British novelist
David Edgar came to the Uni-
versity with the Royal Shake-
speare Company in 2010 to
work on his play "Written
on the Heart," he had never
before allowed audiences to
see or hear his work before it
was complete.
But that year Edgar
showed a draft of the play to
audiences at the University,
listened to their feedback and
refined the play - a feature of
the partnership between the
University and the RSC that
Ralph Williams, a professor
emeritus of English, said does
not happen elsewhere in the
world.
"This is a relationship
which is in some features
unique," Williams said.
"There is, for example, no
other place that I know of
which does this work with the
See SHAKESPEARE, Page 3

At event, Bothaina
Kamel discusses
impact of Arab
Spring
By AUSTEN HUFFORD
DailyStaffReporter
More than 250 students and
members of the Ann Arbor com-
munity waited in line among a
smattering of art and sculptures

at the University of Michigan
Museum of Art yesterday in
hopes of attending a speech by
Bothaina Kamel - Egyptian
activist, former news anchor
and a candidate in the Egyptian
presidential election.
Kamel was invited to the
University to deliver the 2012
Motorola Lecture on Gender
and the Media sponsored by the
Women's Studies Department
and Institute for Research on
Women and Gender - sched-
uled to coincide with Interna-

tional Women's Day. During her
address, Kamel talked about
the important role of women
and the younger generation in
Egypt's revolution and the cur-
rent obstacles to the movement.
She said women in Egypt
faced challenges even after for-
mer president Hosni Mubarak
was ousted from office last
February as a result of protests
in Tahrir Square following a
30-year rule. She noted this is
particularly due to the elimi-
See EGYPT, Page 2

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