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MSU Police investigate freshman's death

Michigan State University
Police are investigating the
death of Olivia Pryor, an MSU
freshman who was found unre-
sponsive in her dorm room last
Monday the State News reported
last Tuesday.
Quishanna Coleman, Pryor's
roommate, who is also a fresh-
man, discovered Pryor's body
last Monday morning. MSU
Police told The State News that
autopsy results have not yet been
released, but alcohol poisoning
may have played a factor in the
18-year-old's death.
Stratton Lee, an undergradu-
ate adviser for the College of
Communication Arts and Sci-
ences, told The State News that

Pryor was a hard-working, pas-
sionate student, who planned on
pursuing journalism studies.
Princeton bans freshmen
from going Greek
Starting this fall, freshmen
at Princeton University will be
banned from rushing or other-
wise affiliating themselves with
fraternities or sororities. The
Daily Princetonian reported yes-
A report from the Univer-
sity's Greek Life Implementa-
tion Committee recommended
to University President Shirley
Tilghman that freshmen be
banned from attending formal

and semiformal events held by
Princeton's fraternities or soror-
ities. The report also suggested
punishment against upperclass-
men that organize Greek events,
and recommends that any stu-
dent who violates the ban be sus-
pended from the university, the
Princetonian reported.
According to the Princeton-
ian, the University disapproves
of Greek life on campus and
does not recognize fraterni-
ties or sororities as valid stu-
dent groups. The university has
threatened a complete ban on
Greek life if students don't com-
ply with the new rules.

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ready to go
WHERE: Intersection of
South University Avenue
and South State Streets.
WHEN: Friday at about 3:35
WHAT: A vehicle crashed
into a fire hydrant, Univer-
sity Police reported. The
driver fled the scene.
Pry try
WHERE: Center for the
Education of Women
WHEN: Thursday at about
4:20 p.m.
WHAT: A staff member
said a locked door inside the
building had marks suggest-
ing someone tried to pry it
open sometime between 5
p.m. Wednesday and 3:45
p.m Thursday, University
Police reported.

WHERE: University
Health Services
WHEN: Thursday at about
8:15 p.m.
WHAT: A hospital employ-
ee said her keys, including
University buildingkeys,
were stolen from a locked
key box on March 16, Uni-
versity Police reported.
There are no suspects.
Arm fracture
WHERE: Thompson Car-
WHEN: Thursday at about
5:10 p.m.
WHAT: The structure's
gate arm came down on an
exiting car and the gate arm
was broken into pieces, Uni-
versity Police reported. The
car involved in the incident
was not seen and the case is

Week contest
WHAT: Men in fraternities
across campus will compete
for the title of Mr. Greek
Week in the annual pageant
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Power Center for
the Performing Arts
War crimes
law workshop
WHAT: Andrea Gattini,
professor of international
law at the University of
Padua, will speak about
international law and how
it regards the redression of
war crimes. There will be a
question and answer session.
WHO: Center for Interna-
tional and Comparative Law
WHEN: Today at 4p.m.
WHERE: Hutchins Hall,

SA feature photo in the
March 21 edition of The
Michigan Daily ("Flash
the name and purpose
of the group performing
a flash mob on the Diag.
The flash mob was orga-
nized by Arab Organiza-
tions, a coaliton of Arab
student organizations
on campus, to promote
the ArabXpressions
show last Friday night.
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1Former U.S. Vice Presi-
dent Dick Cheney had
heart transplant surgery
on Saturday after spending
more than 20 months on the
transplant list, The Wash-
ington Post reported. Since
his late 30s, he has had five
heart attacks.
The Michigan hockey
team lost its third-con-
secutive NCAA Tour-
nament game - each has
been by a 3-2 score, each in
Dutch man Jarno
Smeets received more
than 3 million views
on his YouTube video where
he allegedly flew by flapping
bird-like, kite fabric wings,
MSNBC.com reported. He
admitted Friday that the
video was doctored.

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containing a number of incoher-
ent, ambiguous, contradictory and
absurd provisions," Borock wrote
in the opinion's first sentence.
Thursday's hearing was con-
vened to discuss an e-mail sent
in support of Parikh to numerous
e-mail listservs. Back-up election
director Elson Liu said the e-mail
reached several hundreds of stu-
dents, a concerning number for a
race that was only decided by 146
"We're talking at least 800 stu-
dents (who received the e-mail),"
Liu said.
Liu said the commission ulti-
mately decided not to issue Parikh
enough demerits to disqualify
him from the election because
the connection between Parikh

and Social Work student Victor
Andrews, the president of the
School of Social Work and the stu-
dent who sent the e-mail, was dif-
ficult to determine.
"We weren't able to establish
beyond a reasonable doubt that
Manish knew that Victor was
goingto e-mail lists otherthan the
ones of the School of Social Work,"
Liu said.
Liu, who wrote a dissenting
opinion in the 3-2 decision, said he
considered the decision to be an
egregious error.
"Even on that alone, that's a
pretty serious breach of the elec-
tion rules when you reach an audi-
ence of hundreds of students and
you break the election rules to do
so," Liu said. "That's most of the
basis of my dissent."
Borock said the commission
received a total of 17 complaints,
which he added might be the most

it has ever received.
"This is my first time sitting on
the University Elections Commis-
sion, but I would imagine that's
the most they've ever heard or
quite close to it," Borock said.
Borock said the lengthy pro-
cess was more indicative of faults
in the election code, rather than
immoral campaigning tactics.
"I think this was a really clean
election actually," Borock said. "I
think it speaks to the fact that the
election code is really poorly writ-
He added that most demer-
its were issued for minor affairs,
like poor attendance at mandated
"The vast majority of demer-
its issued were because people
missed their meetings," Borock
said. "It's incredibly clean ... stu-
dents at the University of Michi-
gan have a lot to look forward to in

greatleadership next year."
Borock said he did not antici-
pate the hours that being election
director would entail, noting that
in the past month he said he has
worked 115 hours on the elections,
after being told it would only be
about 20 hours.
Borock provided examples of
some of the less practical rules the
election code contains, including
strict regulations on party names.
"One of the absurdities of the
election code is ... the first letter of
each word has to be capitalized,"
Borock said.
Under those circumstances,
youMICH, OurMichigan and
MForward are breaking election
code, Borock noted. However,
Students for Puppies did not break
this rule.
"So technically, if a case was
brought up, we would have to
give violations and demerits for

that which would just be absurd.
It would just be absurd," Borock
Still, the seemingly never-end-
ing case that spanned Thursday
night until Friday might not be
over yet.
LSA senior Katy Tylus, the you-
MICH campaign manager, said
youMICH will be appealing the
case to the Central Student Judi-
ciary, the judicial branch of CSG.
Law student Betsy Fisher acted
as counsel for Parikh, and said she
and Parikh also plan to appeal the
decision, as a reaction to the you-
MICH appeal.
"We're only appealing because
we anticipate that the other
side will appeal," Fisher said.
"If they're going to argue that
(Parikh) should get more demer-
its we need to make a counterar-
Law student Ryan Gersovitz,

the CSG chief justice, said he has
not received any formal appeals
yet. According to Gersovitz, the
average time - which is subject
to change - for CSG to hear an
appeal is a week and a half, add-
ing that CSG could remand the
case back to the UEC, which was
supposed to have held its last
meeting yesterday.
In response to the problems
in the election code, Business
senior Matt Eral, a member of
the UEC and the speaker of the
assembly, said he plans to intro-
duce a resolution to ensure last
week's incidents never happens
"The title is 'a resolution
amending the compiled code to
strike the election code in its
entirety,"' Eral said. "It's going
to be sponsored by every mem-
ber of the University Elections

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