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Ann Arbor, Michigan
ELECTION 2012 ~
. Mich. voter ID
requirements
divide parties

Wednesday, September12,i2012

michigandaily.com

Snyder vetoes have
irked some state
Republicans
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
Daily StaffReporter
Legislatures in several
states, including Michigan,
have garnered nationwide
attention in recent months for
passing, or attempting to pass,
stricter voter identification
requirements in order for citi-
zens to legally cast ballots in
November's election.
According to the Natioal
Conference of State Legisla-
tures - a bipartisan organiza-
tion that serves as a resource
for state legislators - 31 states,
including Michigan, have
enacted laws that will require
all voters to present a form of
identification at the polls this
November.
Michigan's voter identifica-
tion law - which was passed
in 2007 - requires voters to.
show a form of photo identi-
fication prior to voting, but
those without ID remain eli-
gible to vote if they sign an

affidavit.
In-Michigan, ifa voter does
not possess a form of photo
ID, he or she can sign an affi-
davit of identity verifying his
or her identity and will still be
eligible to vote. Some states,
however, are eliminating the
.....affidavit-option.
Republican Gov. Rick Sny-
der irked Republicans in July
when he
became the
only GOP gov-
ernor to veto 2
a bill requir-
ing stricter
ID laws in
the past two years. The bill he
shot down would've required
absentee voters to present a
photo ID, a measure proposed
by his fellow Republicans in
the Michigan state Legisla-
ture. He also vetoed a proposal
endorsed by Republican Sec-
retary of State Ruth Johnson
that would require voters to
check a box on their ballots
stating they are U.S. citizens.
Proponents believe the laws
are necessary to curb voter
fraud when, for example,
an individual votes multiple
See VOTER ID, Page 7A

# A C I
Students observed a candlelight vigil on the Diag yesterday to honor the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. (MARLENE LACASSE/Daily and PAUL SHERMAN/Daily) The:
University's Chapter of the College Republicans planted 2,977 flags on the Diag in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. (NICK WILLIAMS/Daily)?
Students honor Sept. 11

Event unites
campus 11 years
after terrorist
attacks
By KATIE BURKE
Daily StaffReporter
For University students walk-
ing through the Diag Tuesday, it
was impossible to miss the 2,977

flags covering the grass in mem-
ory of the victims of the Sept. 11,
2001 terror attacks.
The flags were part of the
9/11: Never Forget Project, held
by the University's chapter of
College Republicans and the
Young America's Foundation -
a national conservative political
organization thathas beenhold-
ing similar events at campuses
across the country since 2003.
Donations for Freedom Alliance
and Michigan Remembers 9-11

were also collected throughout
the day, and a candlelight vigil
was held at 9 p.m.
LSA senior Rachel Jankows-
ki, chair of the University's
chapter of College Republicans,
said she organized the vigil as
a way to honor the friends and
family members of University
students who were affected by
the terrorist attacks 11 years
ago.
"(The vigil) touches so many
students on this campus, not

only the event but the peo-
ple that were affected by it,"
Jankowski said. "There have
been so many people that have
come up today and said that
they were from New York or
New Jersey ... it touched everyr
one, especially on this campus."
During the vigil, tea lights
surrounded the flags as a wide
circle of students observed a
moment of silence to remember
the victims.
See SEPT.11, Page 7A

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Physics department travels to
Chinese partner for first time

During summer
trip, students

engage in research
projects
By ANNA ROZENBERG
Daily StaffReporter
While most students spent
their summer days relaxing or
working at jobs or internships
around the nation, three Univer-
sity students traveled to China to
explore research opportunities
in the sciences.
After a nearly 20-year part-
nership with the University
of Science and Technology of
China, the University's physics

department sent students to the
Chinese school located in Hefei,
four hours outside of Shanghai,
for the first time this summer.
Physics Prof. James Liu,
organizer of the department's
exchange program for the past
three years, said while the pro-
gram's overall feedback was pos-
itive, there were a few first-year
kinks to iron out, such as com-
munication trouble with USTC.
Liu added that he plans to use
different communication strate-
gies in the coming year.
"I think in the future we might
want to do more Skyping - Skype
definitely works," Liu said.
While the program is intended
for physics research, Liu said
diverse groups of students are
considered, including unde-

clared students who show inter-
est in the department and are
taking physics classes, as well as
pre-medical students, biophysics
students and chemistry students
with significant interest in phys-
ics research.
LSA junior Nico Wagner went
to Hefei and applied for a bio-
physics-oriented project. He was
placed with a team researching
stochastic optical reconstruction
microscopy, a high-resolution
imagingtechnique.
Wagner said his research was
unexpectedly stalled when an
important laser broke shortly
after he arrived, and he was
required to halt his project com-
pletely until the program could
reassign him to a new lab.
See PHYSICS, Page 7A

Former Fla. Governor Jeb Bush speaksAft a Tift Romney field office in Livonia on Tuesday.
Jeb Bush criticizes Obama
administration in Livonia

CENTRAL STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Assembly provisionally appoints
three executive CSG board positions

Former Fla. former Florida Governor Jeb
Bush visited Tuesday.
governor slams More than 150 supporters
and GOP volunteers, some spill-
presidents ing out of the narrow office
space and onto the sidewalk,
economic policies gathered in the single-room
office to hear Bush speak. Bush
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA urged attendees to continue
Daily StaffReporter supporting Romney in a cam-
paign he described as winnable
LIVONIA - Red, white and in Michigan and across the
blue streamers, patriotic tinsel nation, while lambasting Presi-
and signs supporting Republi- dent Barack Obama's economic
can presidential candidate Mitt policies.
Romney adorned the white- Before he began his speech,
washed walls of the GOP cam- Bush took time to recognize
paign office in Livonia where the eleventh anniversary of

9/11 and thanked the men and
women currently serving in the
nation's armed forces.
"We're still at war, there are
people that hate our values,
want to destroy our way of life
and this is not a political issue
... I for one am just grateful for
the people in uniform that are
keeping us free and are protect-
ingus," he said.
After observing a moment of
silence, Bush spent little time
before launching into criticisms
of the Obama administration,
accusing the president of mak-
ing the nation "worse, not bet-
See BUSH, Page 7A

Student gov't
struggled with
outreach during
welcome week
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
The Central Student Gov-
ernment assembly provision-
ally approved three executive
positions at Tuesday's meeting,

after losing multiple meetings as
a result of the delayed approval
of its 2012 election results last
semester.
LSA junior Chris Osborn,
LSA sophomore Yuexin Han and
Business junior Eric Kibler were
conditionally approved as trea-
surer, chair of Student Organi-
zation Funding Commission and
chief of staff, respectively. For
the second consecutive week, no
resolutions were proposed.
In an interview after the
meeting, CSG president Man-

ish Parikh, a Business senior,
said candidates for the positions
would have been nominated and
confirmed at the end of the win-
ter 2012 semester had meetings
not been lost due to the March
2012 election delays.
Since the executive nomina-
tions committee had not yet
reviewed the nominations sub-
mitted by Parikh and CSG vice
president Omar Hashwi, an LSA
junior, the positions were only
provisionally confirmed. This
See POSITIONS, Page 7A

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