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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, October 24,2012



vice President Joe Biden gives a speech at the University of Toledo on Tuesday. The presidential tickets are focusing on Ohio as Election Day nears.
Campaigns one n on Ohio

In Toledo speech,
Biden focuses on
economic recovery
Daily Staff Reporter and Daily
News Editor
TOLDEO, Ohio - The final
presidential debate on Monday
night marked the beginning of

the home stretch for President
Barack Obama and Republi-
can nominee Mitt Romney's
campaigns for president. And
with less than two weeks until
Election Day, its likely that the
Republican and Democratic tick-
ets will both continue to cam-
paign heavily throughout Ohio,
as Vice President Joe Biden held
a rally here Tuesday on the cam-
pus of the University of Toledo.
There is no question that
Ohio, and Toledo in particular,

could decide the election, and
both campaigns are well aware
of the stakes. Both campaigns,
as well as allied interest groups,
have spent or
reserved around
$950 million on
television ads in.
the state.
Though the
Romney groups
have accumulated an approxi-
mately $100 million advantage
over Obama's groups, Obama

looks to have a slight edge in the
state, with an average lead of 1.9
points, according to Real Clear
Obama visited Ohio on Tues-
day, making it his 17th trip to
the state this year. The president
has visited Ohio more than any
other state this election cycle,
and Romney has a number of
planned trips to the state in the
coming two weeks.
The economy remains a para-
See OHIO, Page 7A

Administrators say
the University is
still committed to
increasing diversity
Daily Staff Reporter
When senior Levester Wil-
liams came to the University as
a freshman, he said he often felt
disconnected from the campus
community asa black student.
Though Williams overcame
these initial feelings through
active involvement in various
multicultural groups, he said
he still thinks the student body
lacks diversity.
Enrollment figures released
by the Office of the Registrar on
Monday indicate that Africans
Americans represent 4.74 per-

cent of the student body, His-
panics constitute 4.75 percent
and Native Americans comprise
0.19 percent.
In 2011, the total student
body was comprised of approxi-
mately 4.77 percent black stu-
dents and 4.68 percent Hispanic
students, both lower than the
2010 national averages of 14.5
percent and 13 percent respec-
tively,.according to the National
Center for Education Statistics.
Native American students made
up 0.2 percent of the student
body last year.
Of the enrollment figures for
the 2012 freshmen class, 10.2
percent are underrepresented
minorities, a slight decrease
from last year's 10.5 percent.
John Matlock, an asso-
ciate vice provost and the
executive director of the Uni-
versity's Office of Academic


Annual Wallenberg award
given to environmentalist

Maria Gunnoe
advocates against
coal mining
Daily Staff Reporter
Environmental and social
justice advocate Maria Gunnoe
received a standing ovation
from nearly 350 students, fac-
ulty and Ann Arbor residents
as she approached the stage in
Rackham Auditorium to deliv-
er the annual Wallenberg Lec-
ture Tuesday night.
Gunnoe, the 22nd recipient

of the University's Raoul Wal-
lenberg Medal, spoke about
her efforts to eliminate moun-
taintop removal coal mining
and valley fill operations in her
hometown of Boone County,
West Virginia and across the
nation. The University also
. honored her for her focus on
educating others about envi-
ronmental affairs.
Gunnoe began her humani-
tarian work in 2004 after a
flood filled with toxic coal
sludge destroyed her home and
left thousands of others home-
less. With teary eyes, Gun-
noe discussed how the flood
impacted her community and

said she refuses to stop fight-
ing sgainst the coal mining
that has negatively impacted
the health and lives of so many
"We demand an end to the
abuses of the people of Appa-
lachia and our human rights,"
Gunnoe said. "We deserve a
life with healthy land, clean
water, clean air and a clean sus-
tainable energy and future for
our children."
During the event, Univer-
sity Provost Philip Hanlon said
Gunnoe demonstrates quali-
ties and values of Raoul Wal-
lenberg, a 1935 University alum
See AWARD, Page 7A

Thearpy dogs greet students on the Diag at the annual Dogs by the Diag event on Tuesday.
Jenson allegedly violates
stipulations of his bond

Backed by a billionaire, Prop. 6
fights second bridge to Windsor

Former UMHS
resident accused
of missing curfew,
using computer
Daily StaffReporter
Former University of Michigan
Health System resident Stephen
Jenson is scheduled to appear in
a review hearing in federal dis-
trict court in Detroit on Wednes-
day for allegedly violating several
stipulations of his bond.

Jenson, who is accused of pos-
sessing child pornography in the
University Hospital, has repeat-
edly violated stipulations of his
bond by breaking curfew and
using a computer that was not
monitored by the court's pretrial
services, according to a document
filed with the court by the pretrial
services on Oct.17.
Jenson, who was released on
bond after being charged by fed-
eral authorities for possession of
child pornography, was originally
only allowed to use a computer
for work-related purposes. How-
ever, his bond conditions were
loosened in June to allow him to

use a court-monitored computer.
Jenson's other conditions -
which include restricted travel
within the jurisdiction of the
federal Eastern District of Mich-
igan and Utah, avoidance of con-
tact with minors or anyone who
could be a potential victim or
witness in the case, attending
sex offender treatment, obeying
a curfew and refraining from
possessing a firearm - continue
to be enforced.
According to court docu-
ments, Jensen has broken curfew
six times in the last six months.
His initial curfew required him
See JENSON, Page 7A

If passedmeasure of a second span across the
Detroit River, and this fall he
would require is takingthe battle to Michigan
state vote for new Proposal 6, which is backed
by Moroun, would require a
border crossings citizen majority vote before
any new international cross-
By KATIE BURKE ings are financed and built. The
Daily StaffReporter measure defines international
crossings as non-public bridges
Billionaire Matty Moroun, or tunnels.
the owner of the Ambassador The measure is aimed at
bridge that connects Detroit stopping a proposed second
and Windsor, Ontario has spent bridge that will be entirely
years fighting the construction financed by the Canadian gov-

ernment. Republican Gov. Rick
Snyder, the Detroit Regional
Chamber and the Michigan
Chamber of Commerce sup-
port the building of the second
bridge and oppose the propos-
"While the proposal is
intended to protect one com-
pany's monopoly on truck
crossings between Detroit and
Canada, it was sloppily writ-
ten and jeopardizes any bridge
construction today that won't
be completed by January 1, or
See PROP. 6, Page 7A

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