100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

October 04, 2012 - Image 1

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 2012-10-04

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

SPELLBdOUND
One bookshop-owne trives to
sustain the printe
h1eikl 1cigan 0aIii
N H IE) TWENTY TH1111 LEAR F (EIT()IAL FiREE)OM
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ann Arbor, Michigan

michigandaily.com

ELECTION 2012
Fight over
citizenship
checkbox
goes to court

Legal battle
ensues over state
policy to affirm
citizenship
By TUI RADEMAKER
Daily StaffReporter
When. Michigan's 7.3 mil-
lion registered voters head to
the polls on Nov. 6, they will
be expected to check a box to
verify their citizenship status,
a change recently added to the
ballot by Republican Secretary
of State Ruth Johnson.
The new policy was met with
opposition from civil rights
and labor interest groups, and
on Sept. 17, the American Civil
Liberties Union filed a lawsuit
against the Secretary of State's
office claiming that the measure
is unconstitutional.
Judge Paul Borman ordered
a hearing in a federal district
court in Detroit for Friday
morning. ACLU staff attorney
Dan Korobkin said he hopes the
judge will be able to take the
box off the ballot in time for the
November election.
"We don't think that ... non-

citizens should be able to vote in
elections but the law is already
clear ... and in fact in order to
register to vote you have tobe a
citizen of the United States and
that's very clear on the registra-
tion form."Korobkin said.
Gisgie Gendreau, a spokes-
woman for Johnson, said the
citizenship checkbox is a nec-
essary measure designed to
confirm that voters are acting
legally.
"The ques-
tion is meant
to ensure that 2012
only qualified
voters are in
the election
because if a non-citizen votes,
he or she could be committing
a felony and they could be fac-
ing charges and deportation,"
Gendreau said. "The Secretary
is committed to ensuring that
we have ... only qualified voters
vote."
The change' comes in tse
wake of a series of laws recently
passed in 31 states that require
voters to show photo identi-
fication at polling locations.
Many activist groups claim the
policies would disenfranchise
minority and lower-income
See CITIZENSHIP, Page 8A

Students watch a broadcast of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Weill Hall on Wednesday night.
Obama, Romney tussle

Debate does day, LSA freshman Nina Peluso
grabbed her notebook and French
little to change textbook out of her backpack and
started doing her homework.
student opinions of She was not so much disinter-
ested in the debate as she was
candidates unmoved: For all the one-liners
and criticisms President Barack
By ANDREW SCHULMAN Obama and Republican presi-
Daily StaffReporter dential nominee Mitt Romney
exchanged, the showdowndid lit-
Midway through awatch party tle to change her political views.
for the first presidential debate Students watching the debate
of the 2012 election on Wednes- at the Ford School of Public Policy

and Palmer Commons said the
debate would not likely influence
their decisions on Nov. 6. Howev-
er, University experts said Rom-
ney's performance, which they
called aggressive, injuxtaposition
to a passive and unremarkable
performance by Obama, could
bolster support for the Repub-
lican's among swing voters and
lead to an increase bya point or so
in polls.
With less than five weeks until
Election Day, Obamaand Romney

again presented their candida-
cies as a distinct choice between
ideologies. When the night's
moderator, Jim Lehrer of PBS,
invited them to illustrate the dif-
ferences between their policies,
Obama and Romney often took
the chance to do so sharply.
The candidates sparred on
the economy, health care, ener-
gy and the role of government.
After Obama started the debate
by defining the major differences
See TUSSLE, Page 8A

DISCUSSING U.S. - KOREAN RELATIONS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
$2.7-million grant to aid
African-American research.

St

)int University, $2.7-million grant from *the
'TNational Center on Minority
WSU program Health and Health Disparities
at the National Institutes of
udies aging and Health.
MCUAAAR - a collabora-
retirement tive research center with bases
at the University of Michigan
By DANIELLE and Wayne State University
STOPPELMANN - aims to identify causes and
Daily StaffReporter solutions for health risks for the
elderly in racial minority and
e Michigan Center for non-minority groups. The cen-
n African American Aging ter has received NIH funding for
arch will continue research the past 15 years and upon this
2020 with the help of a renewal, the elderly in Detroit

will havethe opportunity to con-
tinue participating in studies.
Peter Lichtenberg, the MCU-
AAAR co-director and director
of the Wayne State University
Institute of Gerontology, said
previous research on elderly
African Americans has been too
broad and not nuanced enough.
With the renewed grant, which
was announced on Monday, the
center will approach research
from specific behavioral and
social science perspectives, he
said.
See GRANT, Page 8A

AUSTEN HUFFORD/Daily
The former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Thomas C. Hubbard (Left) and Public Policy Prof. Alan Deardorff (Right)
speak on panel discussing U.S.- Korean relations at Rackham Auditorium on Wednesday.
From D.C. to the 'U':
A family's balancing act

Th
Urbai
Reset
into

UNIVERSIY RESEARCH
Study on rats finds key endorphin
that influences eating decisions

By DANIELLE
RAYKHINSHTEYN
For theDaily
Every weekday morning,
Bridget Mary McCormack,
the associate dean for clinical
affairs at the University's Law
School and a candidate for the
Michigan Supreme Court, gets
out of her Ann Arbor bed at 5
a.m. to start her day.
b Her husband, Steven Croley,
deputy counsel to President

Barack Obama, does the same,
but his bed is located in Wash-
ington, D.C.
During the week, Croley
- a University alum who has
taken a leave of absence from
his position as a professor in
the Law School to serve in the
Obama administration - is
based in Washington and has
an apartment near the White
House. Every Monday, he takes
the earliest flight into D.C., and
every Friday night he takes the

last flight back to Ann Arbor to
spend time with McCormack
and their four kids: Anna and
Jack, both 15, Matt, 13 and
Harry, 12.
"We try very hard to make it
- to kind of keep the normalcy
of our lives on weekends," Crol-
ey said. "So our weekends look
a lot like they always did ... we
might go out to eat together or
cook dinner together or watch
the Lions game or the U of M
See BALANCING, Page 8A

Research team
examines
psychology of food
By ANNA ROZENBERG
Daily StaffReporter
Researchers at the Univer-
sity have discovered more con-
4clusive data on something most

dieters already know - con-
suming junk food only makes
you want to eat more junk food.
The study, published Sept.
20 in Current Biology, details
the findings of a University
research team that discovered a
key endorphin in rats that trig-
gers the desire to eat junk food,
utilizing micro-dialysis tech-
nologyto seek out psychological
intent to consume bad foods.

The team - comprised of
Rackham student Alexandra
DiFeliceantonio, the first author
of the paper, neuroscience Prof.
Kent Berridge and research fel-
low Omar Mabrouk - worked
out of the lab of chemistry Prof.
Robert Kennedy. DiFelicean-
tonio said the micro-dialysis
process allowed for precise
collection of brain information
See RATS, Page 8A

..

WEATHER - HI: 61
TOMORROW LO 39

GOT A NEWS TIP? NEW ON MICHIGANDAILY.COM INDEX N EWS.......................
Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail Honoring director King Hu's lasting impact Vol. CXXII, No.24 AP N EWS..................
news@michigandaily.com and let us know. MICHIGANDAILY.COM/BLOGS/THE FILTER ©20t2 The Michigan Daily O P I N I O N...................
michigandoilycom

.2A SPO RTS.......................6A
.3A CLASSIFIEDS...............6A
..4A THE B-SIDE ......l.t... 1B

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan