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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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ELECTiON 2012
officials
donate to
presidential
campaigns

PAUL SHERMAN/Daily
Javon Williams, an employee at Ben & Jerry's on South State Street, scoops ice cream to eager customers for the store's Free Cone Day yesterday.

AC A DEM IC P ROG RA M S
Art.& Design hires dean
Gunalan Art, will be the school's their press release that Nadarajan's ernize and globalize the Sch(
new dean. experience in a variety of fields of Art & Design during his tir
Nadarajan to Nadarajan will replace Dean will be a valuable asset to the as dean.
Bryan Rogers, effective July 1, University. "I hope to lead the Sch(
replace outgoing pending approval by the Uni- "(University) PresidentMary of Art & Design in achievi
versity's Board of Regents. Sue Coleman and I are very greater national and intern
Dean Rodgers Rogers, who served as dean for pleased that Gunalan Nadara- tional prominence as an ec
12 years, announced his retire- jan will assume the leadership cation institution that tru
By KATIE BURKE ment in September. A search of the School of Art & Design at exemplifies what an art sch
Daily StaffReporter committee, chaired by Art & a time when the school and the could and needs to be in the 2
Design Prof. James Cogswell, University are committed to an century," Nadarajan said.
The University's School of has since been looking for a interdisciplinary education for Nadarajan added that
Art & Design announced yes- replacement for Rogers since students," Hanlon said in the intends to focus on resear
terday that Gunalan Nadarajan, then. release. and interdisciplinary studies
vice provost for research at the University Provost Philip Nadarajan said in the press his management of the schoo
Maryland Institute College of Hanlon said in a University release that he hopes to mod- See DEAN, Page

Regent Denise hitch
to host fundraiser
with President
Barack Obama
By TUI RADEMAKER
Daily StaffReporter
As candidates campaign for
the 2012 presidential election, the
University's Board of Regents and
University faculty members have
utilized private donations to sup-
port their favored politicians.
According to the Federal Elec-
tion Commission, which both pub-
licly list the names of campaign
donors and the amount of money
they contribute, officials from the
city of Ann Arbor and the Uni-
versity have donated to President
Barack Obama's re-election cam-
paign and the various campaigns of
Republican candidates seeking the
GOP nomination.
Ann Arbor residents donated a
total of about $323,000 directly to
the 2012 presidential campaigns,
according to the FEC. University
faculty and staff donated about
$76,000, while students donated
$7,000, which includes residents

and non-residents ofAnnArbor.
University Regent Denise Ilitch
(D-Bingham Farms) will also host
a fundraising event on April 18
for Obama at her home in Bing-
ham Parms. With the President
himself expected to attend, ticket
prices will range from $10,000 to
$40,000.
"When asked if I would host
the event at my home for Presi-
dent Obama,
I agreed
because I
enthusiasti-
cally support
our presi-
dent," Ilitch
said in a
statement to the Daily Monday.
Ilitch has not yet donated to a
2012 presidential campaign, but
has donated to previous cam-
paigns, including that of President
Obama in 2008, Hilary Clinton,
former President George W. Bush
and Rudy Guliani.
University Regent Olivia May-
nard (D-Goodrich) is also among
prominent University officials
who have donated to the 2012
campaigns, contributing $2,000
to Obama's re-election efforts.
Though Maynard has financially
See CANDIDATES, Page 7A

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Newspaper: 89.7
percent of'U'
students graduate
in six years
By PETER SHAHIN
Daily StaffReporter
Sometimes the quality of
a university transcends the
numbers, higher education
experts say.
Last month, the Chronicle
of Higher Education, a lead-
ing weekly publication on
college and university affairs,
published a report measuring
numerous statistics for more
than 3,800 universities across
the United States. The Univer-
sity received mixed reviews,
ranking at the third highest
six-year graduation rate of
any leading public institu-
tion at 89.7 percent, but with
the highest cost per under-
graduate degree in the state at

$129,206.
The report also noted that
the University had the low-
est number of Pell Grants per
capita in Michigan with 15
percent of students receiving
the federal financial aid. The
school with the highest num-
ber of Pell Grant recipients
in the state was Wayne State
University, with 43.5 percent
of its student body benefiting
from the program.
In a statement to The Mich-
igan Daily, University spokes-
woman Kelly Cunningham
wrote that an analysis of the
Chronicle's report performed
by Donald Grimes, senior
research area specialist at
the University's Institute for
Research on Labor, Employ-
ment and the Economy, found
issues with the group's meth-
odology.
"Professor Grimes notes
that the basic calculation of
cost is misleading for any
university with graduate pro-
See CHRONICLE, Page 7A

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
As election
remains in
limbo, CSG
still meets
First meeting of new
assembly delayed to
April 17
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
The delayed certification of the
Central Student Government elec-
tions has forced assembly members
to convene past their expected term
limits.
Last night should have been the
first assembly meeting with the
newly elected representatives, but
that will now be moved to April 17,
when in its only meeting before sum-
mer recess, the assembly will elect a
speaker and vice speaker and resolve
any loose ends from the election.
While they already fulfilled the
term they were elected to, the rep-
resentatives had an eventful night of
discussion to pass numerous resolu-
tions.
One passed resolution pledged
See ASSEMBLY, Page 7A

PAUL SHERMAN/Daily
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Lester Monts speaks at the ROTC Tri-Service Awards Cermony yesterday.
ROTC members receive awards at ceremony

More than 125
individuals
honored at event
By ALICIA ADAMCYZK
Daily StaffReporter
Cadets and midshipmen rep-
resenting the three branches of
the University's ROTC traded in
their training gear and fatigues

for pressed uniforms and pol-
ished medals last night at the
University's annual Tri-Service
Awards Ceremony.
About 400 ROTC students,
veterans, faculty and fam-
ily members attended the cer-
emony in Rackham Auditorium.
Forty-four different organiza-
tions handed out more than 125
awards and scholarships to out-
standing students of the four
branches - the Army, Navy,

Marines and Air Force - which
come together each year for a
ball in March and the service
awards in April.
Engineering sophomore
Joseph Poznanski, an Army
cadet and recipient of the Amer-
ican Legion Award for Military
Excellence, said the event is held
to honor the best and brightest
of each ROTC branch.
"Tonight is for accrediting
See ROTC, Page 7A

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