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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, October1, 2012

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ANNUAL CRIME REPORT
'U': Thefts
fall, liquor
violations
increase

Students register to vote at the Michigan Secretary of State mobile office in front of the Michigan League on Friday.
SOS aids voter registrati on
Mobile office On Friday, the Secretary of Drive, according to Fred Wood- address or they may not be reg-
State's Mobile Office set up out- hams, a spokesman for Michi- istered at all," Woodhams said.
provides services side the Michigan League to gan Secretary of State Ruth "So this created an opportunity
serve as a temporary full ser- Johnson. for students in area residence to
on campus vice branch to register students Woodhams said the office come out and register, and they
and residents to vote. The office aims to assist students with can also conduct all of their
ByMOLLY BLOCK also allowed visitors to renew voter registration, especially other Secretary of State busi-
Daily Staff Reporter license plate tabs, sign up to be because they frequently change ness there."
an organ donor and renew driv- residences, and also provide the He added that the Secretary
As the deadline to register to er's licenses. opportunity for them to take of State's office has been happy
vote nears, the Michigan Set- The mobile office will visit care of other services they need with its turnout so far, espe-
retary of State is working to more than 20 college campuses guidance on. cially in their effort to influence
ensure that no student seeking and community centers across "Certainly when many peo- political participation.
to cast a ballot on Election Day Michigan as part of the 2012 ple go to college, they want "We've been very pleased
misses the Oct. 6 filing date. ExpressSOS Voter Registration to update their registration See SOS, Page 8A

DPS releases
federally-required
annual report on
campus crime
By ADAM RUBENFIRE and
AUSTEN HUFFORD
Daily News Editor and Daily Staff
Reporter
Alcohol violations rose and
larcenies decreased last year
on and near University prop-
erty, acc5rding to the Univer-
sity's annual security and fire
safety report released Sunday,
which chronicled the 2,316 total
offenses reported in 2011.
The report, released by the
University's Department of
Public Safety, details overall
statistics for reported crimes in
2011. The University is required
by the Clery Act - a federal law
thatregulates methodologies for
reporting collegiate crimes - to
report annual criminal statistics
to students and employees.
The crimes recorded in the
report include incidents that
occurred on campus, on public
property adjacent to campus
such as city sidewalks or streets,

For an infographic with more details
on the University's annual crime
report tar to page8A.
in residence halls or at remote
University properties, fraterni-
ties, sororities and co-op houses.
An overwhelming amount
of the crimes were larcenies
or drug and alcohol violations.
There were 1,215 total alcohol
law violations reported in 2011,
up about 30 percent from 934 in
2010. Citations or arrests were
made for Minor in Possession,
Public Intoxication or other
related crimes in 358 cases, a
decrease of about 20, percent
from the 2010 report.
Notably, there were 855 on-
campus alcohol law violations
referred for disciplinary action
and counseling through the
University's Office of Student
Conflict Resolution - all but
one occurred in a University
residence hall. Alcohol law vio
lations referred for disciplinary
action increased about 77 per-
cent from 2010, when there were
only 483.
Brown said it's unclear what
caused the increase in alcohol
violations referred for disciplin-
ary action.
"I don't think there's any
See CRIME, Page 8A

L EGA L DISPUTE
Judge: AATA
violated First
Amendment
by rejecting ad

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Dispute over down ads that ridicule people
or are in poor taste.
anti-Israel ads In his ruling, Judge Mark
Goldsmith said the AATA pol-
on city buses icy was vague and unconsti-
tutional, noting that the First
continues Amendment overpowers the
organization's discretionary
By STEVE ZOSKI advertising procedures. An
Daily StaffReporter additional federal hearing will
now determine whether AATA
federal judge in Flint will be required to run the ads.
d Friday in favor of the Last year, the ACLU sent
rican Civil Liberties the AATA a letter decrying
n and Blaine Coleman, an the policy, while the AATA.
Arbor resident who sued declined attempts to handle
Ann Arbor Transportation the matter outside of court.
ority after it declined to After further review by the
his advertisements advo- AATA board of directors the
ig a boycott of Israel on same month, the AATA upheld
rbuses last year. its decision to reject the ads,
ast year Coleman submit- and the ACLU responded with
ads to the AATA which a lawsuit shortly after.
ded an illustration of skull Dan Korobkin, a staff attor-
bones accompanied by the ney at the ACLU of Michigan
ment, "Boycott 'Israel"' who is representing Coleman,
"Boycott Apartheid." The wrote in an e-mail interview
A rejected the ads based Sunday that he was confident
olicy that allows it to turn See AATA, Page 8A

Various Christian organizations join together on the Diag for Campus United in Worship on Friday.

LIBRARIES
'U'library
launches
sharing
program
New system allows
students, faculty to
borrow from EMU
By MICHAEL MAAS
For the Daily
Though many University
students are already swamped
with reading, they now have the
opportunity to access an entirely
new collection of works.
This fall, the University
launched a reciprocal borrowing
program with Eastern Michigan
University that grants access to
library resources at EMU and the
University's Ann Arbor and Flint
campuses for faculty, students
and staff at both schools.
In order for University stu-
dents to borrow from the Halle
Library at EMU, they must fill
out a registration form available
online or at the Hatcher Gradu-
ate Library in order to be issued
a borrower card at EMU. East-
ern students must go through the
same process to borrow books
from the University, and cards
See LIBRARY, Page 7A

CA MPUS SPE AK ERS
USAID administrator Shah
encourages student aid work
Campus visit part January 2010, a tragic earth- and his work to reform the agen
quake struck Haiti. With little cy. During his presentation, hi
of alum's college time to settle into his new role, encouraged students to join thi

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promotional tour
By MICHELE NAROV
Daily StaffReporter
Less than a week into Rajiv
Shah's tgerm as administrator
of the United States Agency for
International Development in

Shah, a University alum, imme-
diately began dispatching aid to
help rebuild infrastructure and
provide care for the struggling
island nation.
On Friday morning, Shah
spoke before an audience of
about 200 people at the Gerald
R. Ford School of Public Policy
on his experience at the USAID

effort and fielded questions from
audience members about his
tenure as USAID administrator.
The stop was one of many on a
college tour that has also includ-
ed visits to Clemson University,
Florida International University
and Mississippi State University.
Shah has been promoting the
See USAID, Page 7A

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