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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


DPS to be
evaluated for
Spokeswoman: According to CALEA program
manager Christie Goddard, 55
Jenson case won't university public safety agen-
cies are accredited by CALEA
affect process throughout the world and 28
others are currently undergo-
By STEVE ZOSKI ing their first accreditation
Daily Staff Reporter processes.
CALEA evaluates public
As the University's Depart- safety departments in the
ment of Public Safety prepares United States, Canada, Mexico
to undergo re-accreditation by and Barbados based on several
the Commission on Accredi- standards, including the effi-
tation for Law Enforcement ciency and transparency of the
Agencies - an agency that organization.
evaluates and grants creden- Goddard said re-accredita-
tials of organizations based on tion is tougher for police agen-
a variety of criteria - it hopes cies than initial accreditation
to maintain its CALEA certifi- because departments have had
cation, which differentiates it three years to implement their
from any other college police policies.
department in the state. "They're going to have a
CALEA, which first accred- little bit of a tougher time
ited DPS in 2009, will send two because they've now got to
assessors to visit the Universi- show they've been following
ty later this month to re-evalu- everything they put in place
ate DPS policies, management back in 2009," she said.
and procedure in order to Goddard added that CALEA
decide whether the depart- sets requirements for what law
ment will be re-accredited for enforcement organizations
another three years. must do to stay accredited, but
Nine police agencies in does not determine how they
Michigan are currently should execute the require-
accredited by CALEA, but ments.
DPS is the only University law "They need to develop a pol-
enforcement agency accred- icy and procedure that meets
ited by CALEA in the state. See DPS, Page 3

Brandon Jessup, head of the group Michigan Forward which is working to repeal Michigan's emergency financial manager law, speaks yesterday at the Ford School.
Stat officials discuss
impact of EIFM policy


tnelists analyze gan's controversial emergency
manager law.
controversial Panelists discussed the
impacts of Public Act 4, which
gislation enated was enacted in March 2011 by
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder
) o. Snyder and allows the state government
to monitor the financial health
By KATIE BURKE of Michigan municipalities and
Daily StaffReporter school districts by appointing
emergency financial managers if
te officials and policy governments are unable to con-
ts convened yesterday at trol deficits.
ord School of Public Policy Local governments can also
panel discussion on Michi- request a review by the state

treasury to evaluate financial
distress and decide ifa manager
is necessary.
Roger Fraser, deputy state
treasurer for local government
services and former Ann Arbor
city administrator, said the law
is a revision of previous legisla-
tion, Public Act 72, and provides
a more comprehensive approach
to local economic failure.
"(Under PA 72), we weren't
able to monitor with cities
in trouble," Fraser said. "We
weren't identifying those prob-

lems quickly enough, and once
we did see them, we didn't have
the tools to intervene in a way
that might be helpful."
Fraser said PA 4 offers a
viable alternative to bankrupt-
cy for local governments and
promotes efficient community
He added that the city of Flint
- where an emergency manager
was appointed in November -
demonstrates how economic
failure can permeate through-
See EFM, Page 3

the Fc
for a I

'U' to target West Coast in
upcoming capital campaign

Three new future of philanthropic giving
at the University. Followingthe
members elected Michigan Difference campaign
that raised 3.2 billion dollars
to committee from 2004 to 2009, he said the
University is gearing up for its
By AARON GUGGENHEIM next major capital campaignby
Daily StaffReporter focusing on attracting donors
from the West Coast.
While the Michigan football May spoke about the past
team strives to be "the champi- and future of philanthropic
ons of the West" each Saturday, giving at the University. Fol-
the University is also making lowing the Michigan Differ-
an effort to move west to fun- ence campaign that raised 3.2
draise for its next capital cam- billion dollars, he said the Uni-
paign. versity is gearing up for its next
Jerry May, the University's big fundraising campaign.
vice president for development, The campaign is in the plan-
spoke to the Senate Assembly ning stages and will begin in a
yesterday about the past and few years. He said it will seek

to raise more money than the
Michigan Difference cam-
paign, calling the program
"regular fundraising on ste-
Despite the success of the
previous campaign, many other
schools such as Stanford -
which raised a record $6.2 bil-
lion in its latestcampaign - are
out-competing the University
for donations. With a growing
concentration of new wealth on
the West Coast, May said hav-
ing development officers in that
region to court mega-donors is
"If we're not out there ...
they're giving to Stanford,"
See WEST COAST, Page 3

Central Student Government presidential candidates debate in the Michigan League yesterday.
SCandidates debate role
of student government

Councilmembers ask community to
help with tornado recovery efforts

VP hopefuls discuss
divestment from
Daily StaffReporter
A crowd of about 70 people
attended the Central Student Gov-
ernment presidential last night
in the Michigan League, where
candidates had the opportunity to
discuss their platforms before this
week's election.

The debate was originally
scheduled for last Thursday, but
was postponed due to inclement
weather, and according to elec-
tion director Peter Borock, 40
chairs were originally set up for
'the event, but more seats were
requested to accommodate the
growing number of spectators
interested in hearing from candi-
dates in one of the most contest-
ed CSG presidential elections in
recent memory. The setup of the
debate did not offer candidates the
opportunity for rebuttal, and each
candidate answered questions in

Public Policy junior Kevin
Mersol-Barg of the OurMichi-
gan party, Business junior Shreya
Singh of youMICH, LSA junior
Aditya Sathi of MForward, and
Business junior Manish Parikh,
an independent, all participated
in the debate. Dentistry student
Andrew Horne, the presidential
candidate from Students for Pup-
pies, was unable to attend the
event, but his wife gave a short
speech on his behalf.
The candidates spoke about

207 homes in the Ann Arbor City Council
reflected on the impact of the
Dexter damaged storm and discussed the need
to support the
after storm impacted areas ,4 Ap
at their meet-
ByTAYLORWIZNER inglast night. z
Daily StaffReporter Council-
member Sabra
Following the tornado that Briere(D-Ward
ripped through Dexter and 1) urged resi-
parts of Washtenaw County dents to aid those affected by
last Thursday, members of the tornado. Though no seri-

ous injuries were reported,
Dexter Fire Chief Loren Yates
announced yesterday that a
total of 207 homes were dam-
aged in Dexter and about 20
were demolished. Additionally,
Dexter Community Schools
canceled classes lastFriday and
resumed again yesterday.
"Our neighborhood suf-
fered from a tornado that was
unheard of in March," Briere
See TORNADO, Page 3


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