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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, November 9, 2012

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BUCKETS OF GOODWILL,

ELECTION 2012
Campus
vote trails
nat'l youth
average

LSA Sophmore Anna Chen, LSA Freshman Jess Lee and LSA Junior Jeni Nao collect donations at the Power Center for Motley Crew on Thursday.
ANN ARBOR CiTY COUNCL

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Council nixes transit plan
AATA plan for The transit authority will All councilmembers, except (D-Ward 3) and Hieftje (D).
return to the previous Act 55 Sandi Smith (D-Ward 1), were The four-party agreement
countywide transit model, which calls for a city-ori- present for the meeting. The between the city, the Ann Arbor
ented public transit model. council members heard public Transit Authority,lpsilanti andct
development fails The meeting will be the orga- commentary and then immedi- Washtenaw County would have
nization's last before the newly ately went into closed session provided additional transit ser-
By TAYLOR WIZNER elected councilmembers replace to discuss collective bargaining vices throughout the county and
Daily StaffReporter outgoing members. On Tuesday, rights, where they remained for surrounding areas.
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje about 50 minutes. The Council put the reso-
After delaying this week's was elected for his seventh con- At the end of the evening, the lution on the agenda after
meeting due to the election, the secutive term as the city's mayor. Council discussed a resolution several communities in the four-
Ann Arbor City Council recon- Councilmember-elect Chuck to withdraw from the new pub- party agreement backed out of
vened Thursday night and voted Warpehoski will replace out- lit transit authority, sponsored the countywide transit system
unanimously to end the city's going councilmember Carsten by councilmembers Sabra Bri- during the 30-day period the
involvement in a countywide Hohnke (D-Ward. 5) at next ere (D-Ward 1), Chris Taylor communities had to decide if
transit agreement established by week's meeting after winning (D-Ward 3), Marcia Higgins they wanted to join. Council-
the Ann Arbor Transit Authority. the race to represent Ward 5. (D-Ward 4), Stephen Kunselman See TRANSIT, Page 2A

36.2 percent of
registered voters
in precints around
campus voted
By PETER SHAHIN
Daily Staff Reporter
The old adage that history
is made by those who show up
may not be true at the Univer-
sity.
Despite high youth voter
turnout across the country,
Ann Arbor's student-dominat-
ed areas turned out in numbers
well below the national youth
average on Election Day.
In regions surrounding
Central Campus and the two
precincts including the resi-
dential areas of North Cam-
pus, the average turnout rate
was 36.2 percent. Ballots were
cast by 10,110 people in these
areas out of an overall popula-
tion of 27,936 registered voters.
The student-area turnout paled
in comparison to the overall
Washtenaw County turnout of
64.5 percent.

Ward 4, precinct 1, which
votes in The Michigan Union,
had the highest percentage
turnout in the student areas of
AnnArbor with participationof
43.43 percent of the precincts's
registered voters. In cor'tast,
Ward 2, precinct 3 had thesw-
est turnout with only 28.74 per-
cent of the region's voters going
to the polls. These figures do
not include students that may
have voted absentee for locales
outside of Ann Arbor, butthose
students were also not included
in the overall number of regis-
tered voters.
On Wednesday, The Center
for Information and Research
on Civic Learning and Engage-
ment, a researinorganization
based at Tufts University in
Massachusetts, announced that
exit polls on Tuesday revealed
that 49 percent of people under
the age of 30 voted this year.
This number is on par or slight-
ly below 2008's estimated min-
imum turnout, of an estimated
48.3 percent, which eventually
rose to 52 percent according to
CIRCLE.
The report also stated that
See VOTE, Page 2A

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Student group combats
unsafe football pregames

ABROAD AF-FAIR

Ambassadors
encourage smart
* descision making
By KATIE SZYMANSKI
Daily StaffReporter
In an effort to promote cam-
pus safety one group of students
is opting to temporarily put down

their solo cups and volunteer to
assist students in need on Foot-
ball Saturdays.
The Michigan Ambassadors
Program, comprised of students
dedicated to advocating for
safety during football tailgates
and other high-risk events, was
pioneered last year through Uni-
versity Greek Life and is now
working with the Student Ath-
letic Advisory Council and LSA

Student Government to monitor
tailgates and provide safety tips
to partygoers.
Engineering senior Nathan
Hamet, the executive vice
president of the Interfraternity
Council, helped implement the
program at last year's night foot-
ball game against Notre Dame.
Hamet said the program kicked
off this year during the Michigan
See PREGAMES, Page 7A

STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CSG partners with MPowered

RUBY WALLAU/Daily
LSA Junior Rachel Gingrich sharing her study abroad experience at International Study Abroad Fair at the State Theater
on Thursday.
SAPAC recognizes survivors

a
en

et's Change UM' On Thursday, Central Student
Government president Man-
ims to promote ish Parikh, a business senior,
announced a new collaboration
tereprenuership with the 1,000 Pitches cam-
paign - an annual entrepre-
On campus neurial competition hosted by
MPowered Entrepreneurship
By MOLLY BLOCK - in an e-mail sent to University
Daily StaffReporter students. The campaign, titled
"Let's Change UM," is a way to
aiversity students with an integrate student initiatives to
for entrepreneurial success improve the University and cam-
have the chance to put their pus with its existing framework
to the test for the advance- for entrepreneurial development.
of the University. "This year CSG isvery focused

on promoting entrepreneurship,
as well as 'returning Central Stu-
dent Government back to the stu-
dents,"' Parikh said. "Enabling
students to effect the changes
they dream about on campus
using entrepreneurial solutions
seemed like a natural reason to
partner with MPowered and
1,000 Pitches."
The 1,000 Pitches campaign
started in 2007, and offers stu-
dents the opportunity to pres-
ent innovative ideas. The newly
formed program has eight cat-
See MPOWERED, Page 7A

Survivors share
experiences to
foster solidarity
By ASHWINI NATARAJAN
Daily StaffReporter
At the University's Sexual
Assault Prevention & Aware-
ness Center's 26th annual Speak
Out event on Thursday. survi-
vors of sexual assault, dating

and domestic violence, stalking,
and sexual harassment gath-
ered together and shared their
experiences.
LSA seniors Lauren McIn-
tosh and Ellie Howe, co-coordi-
nators of the event, stressed the
importance of having an open
forum where survivors can tell
their stories.
"The event (was) created to
break the silence surrounding
sexual violence on campus and
the Ann Arbor community,"

McIntosh said. "We've cre-
ated a safe, confidential space
where survivors can get up and
tell their stories in an affirming
environment where they know
they are being heard by caring
ears and supporters."
After each survivor shared
his or her story with the group,
a candle was lit to represent
the solidarity, respect and sups
port that the event attempted to
instill.
See SAPAC, Page 7A

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