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Friday, September 14, 2012

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BOARD OF REGENTS
University
toughens
security at
board mtgs
Protocol to include rately, and there will be no option
to check a bag with prohibited
DPS presence, itemsbefore entering the meeting
room. The changes are expected
metal detectors to take effect at the next sched-
uled regents meeting on Sept. 20.
By PETER SHAHIN Univeraity apokeaman Rick
Daily Staff Reporter Fitzgerald wrote in a press
release announcing the changes
The University announced that the push for increased secu-
Thursday that it will increase ritywaspartofanationaleffortto
security procedures for all meet- increase safety in public forums.
ings of the University's Board of "Given the heightened aware-
Regents. ness across the nation to security
The initiative is the latest issues - and as part of our ongo-
change for the board, after its ing effort to enhance safety on
meetings were permanently relo- campus - we believe this is the
cated from the Regents' Room prudent thing to do," Fitzgerald
in the Fleming Administration wrote. "This is not a response to
Building to the Michigan Union. a specific threat."
Like the new policy, the move was Fitzgerald said in an interview
largely for security and access that the change was reached
reasons, according to the press by consensus between the Uni-
release. versity's executive officers and
All entrants to the meetings the regents after being recom-
will be required to pass through mended by Joe Piersante, the
a metal detector to screen for interim executive director of the
prohibited items, which include University's Department of Pub-
knives, self-defense sprays, stun lic Safety.
guns and "noise-making devic- "The Board of Regents them-
es." Cell phones and laptops selveswere comfortable with this
will be allowed into the meeting - I mean, this is their meeting,"
room, but must be screened sepa- See SECURITY, Page SA

A student meets University President Mary Sue Coleman during her annual open house on Thursday. For full coverage see page 3A.
CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS
Athletic Dpt. reveals plan
for South Campus reva-mp

Renovations
expected to total
$250 million
By STEPHEN J. NESBITT
Daily Sports Editor
The University's Athlet-
ic Department released the
framework for its $250-million
long-term plan to renovate ath-

letic facilities throughout South
Campus.
The department launched
a new website on Monday to
explain its needs, illustrate pro-
posals for facility upgrades and
solicit donations.
At the Big Ten Conference's
spring meetings, University
Athletic Director Dave Brandon
said that much of the athletic
campus needed improvements.
Brandon said the plan would

call for $250 million in South
Campus-wide renovations to be
completed in the next seven to
10 years.
"We've really taken our entire
campus footprint and said,
'What do we need to do to get all
of our facilities lifted to a point
where we really feel we would
be competitive with any other
campus location for a national
tournament," Brandon told
AnnArbor.com. "So, our stan-

dard would be to have facilities
in every sport that would make
us eligible as a site for regional
or national competition."
Though the site was launched
this week, the Athletic Depart-
ment spokesperson David
Ablauf declined to comment.
"All that we have to share is
what is in the new development
site and we won't be speaking
about the project scope, funding
See REVAMP, Page SA

CENTRAL STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Racklam Student Gov't
proposes secession from CSG

Move would result
in $215,000 loss
« of CSG annual
revenue
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
Rackham Student Govern-
ment is leading the charge to
remove University graduate stu-
dents from the jurisdiction of

Central Student Government,
following an RSG executive order
that called for the creation of a
committee dedicated to drafting
ballot language for secession.
The move was instigated at
RSG's Thursday night meeting
in preparation for the November
student government election.
RSG president Michael Benson
said the proposed split, which
would result in CSG losing more
than $215,000 of annual rev-
enue, is a result of CSG's failure
to meet the concerns of graduate

students.
"Since I was elected to the
presidency (of RSG) a few years
ago, and even before that, RSG
has been looking to connect more
with our students, and also to
help have graduate students have
a larger impact on campus or at
least have our voices heard," he
said.
If the November ballot ques-
tion drafted by the Graduate and
Professional Student Assembly
Steering Committee indicates
See RACKHAM, Page 5A

UNIVERSITY POLICIES
Student Rights and Responsibilities
to receive triennial upgrades this fall

Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey speaks at the Chrysler Center on North Campus on Thursday.
Twitter founder tals
power of innovation

Guidelines on
student behavior to
undergo overhaul
By ERIN FORSYTHE
Daily StaffReporter
This fall marks the beginning
of the triennial amendment pro-
cess for the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities.
The statement, which outlines

the expectations of each Uni-
versity student, is altered every
three years to address overlooked
issues and to update its content
in an effort to reflect develop-
ments within the University and
on campus. The process encour-
ages student involvement, and
staff and faculty are also eligible
to contribute proposals.
Upon enrolling in the Uni-
versity, each student agrees to
comply with and accept the state-
ment and its guidelines. Most

Universities have similar codes
of conduct, but the University's is
unique because it was drafted by
students.
The document, which was
written in 1995, holds students
accountable for acts of miscon-
duct, such as hazing or using
other students' Mcards. In addi-
tion to listing possible violations
and their repercussions, the
statement outlines procedures for
resolution and appeals.
See RIGHTS, Page SA

Jack Dorsey
recruits, makes
pitch to students
By MICHELE NAROV
Daily StaffReporter
Jack Dorsey, Twitter cre-
ator and founder of the start-up
Square, is the man responsible
for transforming the pound sign
into the hashtag and molding
our thoughts into 140-character
musings. Now, he's redefining
his place in Silicon Valley.

At an event at the Chrysler
Center on North Campus on
Thursday, Dorsey touted the
fast-growing application Square,
launched in 2010 as a means to
simplify commercial transac-
tions between merchants and
customers. The service allows
smallbusinessownerstoconnect
a physical credit card reader to
their Apple and Android-based
mobile devices, replacing cash
registers that, according to
Dorsey, are unnecessarily cum-
bersome.
The event, a collaborative
event between the Center for

Entrepreneurship and the Soci-
ety of Women Engineers, hosted
nearly 200 students, some of
whom were Engineering stu-
dents, coding on their laptops
during the lecture.
A further innovation of
Dorsey's work, Square recently
launched a program allowing
customers to pay using their
mobile phone at businesses that
host the program. When down-
loading the application, users
select a photo that appears for
the cashier at the selected busi-
ness, verifying the customer's
See TWITTER, Page 5A

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