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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) meets UAW members at a debate watch party in Taylor, Mich. on Tuesday night.
Obamarevs up UAW par

Dingell, 150 union
members gather
to watch second.
presidential debate
By ANDREW SCHULMAN
Daily Staff Reporter
TAYLOR, Mich. - From
inside the hall of a local chap-
ter of the United Auto Workers,

the second presidential debate
between Republican presiden-
tial nominee Mitt Romney and
President Barack Obama Tues-
day night was contentious from
the start.
When Romney, the pre-
sumed victor of the first debate,
appeared on the projector in
front of the about 150 UAW
members in attendance, as well
as U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-
Mich.), jeers rang out across the
hall. When Obama appeared,

the crowd was quick to erupt
in support, and throughout the
debate it occasionally broke into
cheers of "Four more years!"
Though partisan in nature,
the mood froma
the gathering
of UAW mem-
bers mirrored 2012
the tone of the
debate, held at
Hofstra Uni-

debate, the candidates were
more combative and spirited
than their previous contest.
Obama and Romney clashed
fiercely on every question, often
interrupting each other and the
moderator and accusing each
other of lying about the other's
policies.
Near the beginning of the
debate, the candidates sparred
over the government bailout

By TUI RADEMAKER
Daily StaffReporter
While many voters will be
focused on the presidential can-
didates this wlection Day, Michi-
gan residents will also have the
opportunity to weigh in on Pro-
posal 1, which will presentvoters
with a referendum of Public Act
4, more commonly known as the
emergency manager law.
The proposal will allow voters
to decidewhethertooverturnthe
controversial policy, which was
signed by Republican Gov. Rick
Snyder in March 2011, and grants
the state government extended
power to appoint managers as
overseers of elected officials in
districts suffering from financial
or organizational distress.
Emergency managers have
been appointed to several cities
in the last year, including Flint,
Benton Harbor, Pontiac, Ecorse

discontent with some of the law's
effects, such as the manager's
complete political power within
the city government.
Voters are closely divided on
the issue as about 45 percent of
registered voters support keep-
ing the law in place, about 48
percent support its repeal and
about 8 percent are undecided,
according to a telephone poll of
600 registered Michigan vot-
ers conducted between Sept. 10
and Sept. 15 by the Marketing
Research Group - a Lansing-
based political communications
firm.
Along partisan lines the num-
bers were more decisive - about
40 percent of self-identified
Republicans, about 34 percent of
independents and about 24 per-
cent of Democrats supported the
measure, according to the Mar-
keting Research Group study.
A similar poll conducted last
See PROPOSAL 1, Page SA

versity in Hempstead, N.Y. of the Chrysler and General
In the second presidential ' See UAW, Page SA

CAMPUS CRIME
Draft sexual
misconduct
policy released
by 'U' officials

THE BIG HOUSE AFTER DARK

Premlinary version
of proposal outlines
protocol
By MATT JACKONEN
Daily StaffReporter
After eight months of
research, a team of University
officials composed a draft policy
on how the University will han-
dle allegations of sexual miscon-
duct among students.
Officials - supported by E.
Royster Harper, the Univer-
sity's vice president for student
affairs, and Suellyn Scarnec-
chia, a special adviser to the
University president and clini-
cal professor of law - assembled
last fall in response to guidance
from the U.S. Department of
Education's Office for Civil
Rights. The Department of Edu-
cation made suggestions about
how colleges and universities
should respond to sexual mis-
conduct allegations.
The group consists of repre-

sentatives from the University's
Departmentof Public Safety, the
Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center, the Office
of Student Conflict Resolu-
tion and the Dean of Students'
Office.
Though there is no set time
when the policy will become
official, the University will
hold forums to allow for com-
munity feedback on the draft
and consider changes as the
first step toward finalizing the
protocol.
According to University
spokesman Rick Fitzgerald the
"major change" in the new draft
policy is in two key areas: how
an investigation is started and
what is used as the standard of
evidence.
The draft policy proposes
that the University's Title IX
coordinator examine allegations
of sexual misconduct. Under the
previous policy, an investiga-
tion could only move forward
if the complainant approved.
However, under the new policy,
See MISCONDUCT, Page SA

Daily photographers lingered around Michigan Stadium long after the Wolverines wrapped up their 45-0 thrashing
of Illinois. For more photos of the empty stadium go to: http://www.michigandaily.com/sports/take-two-big-
house-after-hours.
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION
Regents to Vote on $4M
softall facility renovation

ELECTION 2012
In Ohio,
College
Democrats
support
candidates
During Fall Break,
student group
canvasses swing
state
By KATIE BURKE
Daily StaffReporter
While many students chose
to spend their Fall Break visit-
ing home or catching up on their
studies, the University's chap-
ter of College Democrats cam-
paigned for votes in Ohio, a key
swing state in the upcoming elec-
tion.
About 30 members traveled to
Akron, Ohio to knock on doors
and make phone calls to promote
the re-election of U.S. Rep. Betty
Sutton (D-Ohio) and President
Barack Obama. Sutton is against
incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci
(R-Ohio), in a district that was
redrawn following the last U.S.
Census. According to members
of College Democrats, Sutton's
stance on higher education and
health care is especially benefi-
cial to students.
See OHIO, Page 5A

Winter Classic
liquor license also
to be considered
By PETER SHAHIN
Daily StaffReporter
At its monthly meeting on
Friday, the University's Board
of Regents plans to consider

a number of minor issues and
construction projects around
the Ann Arbor campus. Com-
pared' to previous months
where the regents have
approved renovations sched-
ules worth hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars, this month's
motions are less costly.
One of the largest single
expenditures is a proposed
rebuilding of the University's

Softball Service Building,
which will total $4 million.
In a communication to the
regents, Athletic Director
Dave Brandon and Timo-
thy Slottow, the University's
executive vice president and
chief financial officer, wrote
that the current building -
completed in 1998 - no lon-
ger meets the needs of the
See REGENTS, Page SA

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