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Ann Arbor, Michigan
LEGAL DISPUTE
After scandal,
UMHS warns
faculty, staff

Monday, November 26, 2012

michigandaily.com

Leaders stress
confidentiality as
a result of insider
trading allegations
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily Staff Reporter
Leaders of the University of
Michigan Health System sent
an e-mail to UMHS staff and
faculty on Saturday to address
Neurology Prof. Sidney Gil-
man's alleged involvement in
a $276-million insider trading
scheme.
The e-mail - sent jointly
by Ora Pescovitz, the execu-
tive vice president for medi-
cal affairs, UMHS CEO
Douglas Strong and Medical
School Dean James Wool-
liscroft - did not specifically
mention or condemn Gilman.
Instead, it stressed the impor-
tance of following the customs
established by the hospital
accreditation organization the
Joint Commission, the Ameri-
can Medical Association and
the National Institutes of
Health, in addition to their "our
own values of what is right."
However, UMHS - spokes-
man Pete Barkey confirmed
Sunday that the faculty mem-
ber referred to in the e-mail is
Gilman.
"This is an opportune time
for all of us in the Health Sys-
tem to reaffirm our commit-

ment to follow the highest
standards of integrity in the
conduct of research and in the
delivery of patient care," the
e-mail stated.
The message also warned
staff against releasing any non-
public information unlawfully.
"In our teaching, patient
care and research roles, we are
entrusted with confidential
information of many types, and
we work hard to never betray
that trust," the e-mail stated.
"We are proud of our rich leg-
acy and disappointed when we
fail."
Gilman served as the chair
of the Department of Neurol-
ogy from 1977 to 2004. In 2003,
the neurology service at Uni-
versity Hospital was named
"The Oilman Service" after the
renowned neurology professor
and an annual Sid Gilman and
Carol Barbour Lecture in Neu-
roscience was also established
that same year.
Barkey declined to comment
on why the e-mail was sent
to staff, noting that it was an
internal message.
Barkey said in a statement
Wednesday that Gilman has
remains a Neurology profes-
sor at the University, but his
involvement in the scheme is
being "carefully reviewed." He
said he had no further informa-
tion on Sunday.
Gilman was allegedly paid
$100,000 for non-public infor-
mation he gave to Matthew
See UMHS, Page 5A

Ohio State sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller (5) celebrates his team's victory over Michigan with members of the Ohio State Marching Band.
Unfiinished business

COLUMBUS -
To be the best, beat the
best.
The Michigan foot-
ball team's 2012 schedule was a
veritable gauntlet, slated as one
of the toughest in all of college
football this fall. The Wolver-
ines went undefeated at Michi-
gan Stadium, but it was on the
road where the true challengers
awaited.
Michigan lost to four teams
with a combined 45-3 record:
undefeated Notre Dame and

Ohio State, 11-11
10-2 Nebraska -
home. When
the Week
12 itera-
tion of the
BCS stand-
ings were
released on
Sunday, it
was littered
with familiar
foes: No. 1
Notre Dame,
No. 2 Alabama,l

Alabama and ka. (The postseason-ineligible
- all away from Buckeyes finished No. 4 in the
AP poll.)
Oh boy, where to start on
Michigan's best loss argument?
How about we start with look-
ing for its best win instead.
That's not so hard. Michigan
defeated then-No. 24 North-
western in a 38-31 overtime
STEPHEN J. thriller two weeks ago thanks
NESBITT to a miracle finger-tip Hail
Mary catch by Roy Roundtree.
Northwestern finished the sea-
No. 12 Nebras- son 9-3. Not bad. Let's move on

to the second-best win.
Wait for it.
Still looking.
Ah, there it is. The Wolver-
ines beat Air Force, Purdue,
Michigan State and Minnesota,
who each ended the season at
a perfectly bowl-eligible 6-6.
Yes, my friends; the Wolverines
defeated only one team that
ended the season with a win-
ning record. I won't tell anyone
that minor detail if you don't.
Michigan's eight victories
See UNFINISHED, Page SA

STATE POLICY
Experts: Weed
legalization not
l y Mich.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
CSG, RSG tussle
over ballot question

Decriminalization
efforts expected
to be led by cities,
municipalities
By TUI RADEMAKER
Daily StaffReporter
Nowadays there seems.to be
as many different opinions on
marijuana usage as there are
nicknames for the drug.
When.Colorado and Wash-
ington passed controversial
measures earlier this month to
legalize marijuana, many col-
lege students around the coun-
try rejoiced at the measures in
hope that their states would
soon follow suit. However, pub-
lic opinion polls show America
is heavily divided on matters
involving the popular street
drug, and experts say Michi-
gan legislators are reluctant to
make a move on the controver-
sial issue.
National statistics point to a

shift in attitudes towards mari-
juana legalization. According
to the Pew Research Center, 16
percent of Americans favored
legalization of the drugin 1990,
while the latest data collected
in 2011 puts that number at 45
percent.
If recreational marijuana
usage becomes legal in Michi-
gan, experts agree that it must
be done through a ballot peti-
tion as opposed to state leg-
islation. Though many states
are taking action on the issue,
Neil Yashinsky - the Oakland
County director of the Michi-
gan Chapter of the National
Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws, an organiza-
tion that advocates for marijua-
na reform - said it's far more
likely that Michiganders will
see more municipalities slowly
legalizing the drug as opposed
to any sweeping state law.
This local approach was seen
most recently in the November
election, when five Michigan
cities - Grand Rapids, Detroit,
See POT, Page 5A

RSG wants to
measure support
for secession
from CSG
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
With the November Central
Student Government election
fast approaching, CSG officials

filed a preliminary injunction
with the Central Student Judi-
ciary to keep a survey question
off the ballot designed to gauge
graduate student interest in
Rackham Student Government
seceding from CSG.
Officially filed Wednesday -
just six days before the start of
the election, which runs online,
from Tuesday to Thursday -
the injunction argues that RSG
has violated parts of its own
See CSG; Page SA

CAMPUS ELECTIONS

LSA-SG election to
determine 10, seats
Student gov't voice them beginning on T
day with the start of the LSA
looks to increase election.
There are 10 open posit
collaboration on the LSA-SG executive bo

ADAM GLANZMAN/Daily
Sophomore forward Zach Hyman juggles the puck during Michigan's 5-1 loss
to Cornell at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday. For more see
SportsMonday, inside.

ues-
A-SG
ions
oard,

By AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR
Daily StaffReporter
LSA students who have frus-.
trations with Course Guide and
confusion over Medical Amnes-
ty will have the opportunity to

which will hold elections on Nov.
Z7 and 28. All LSA students are
eligible to vote, and can choose
among 16 candidates.
LSA-SG Election Director
Melissa Burns, an LSA senior and
LSA-SG vice-president, said the
See LSA-SG, Page SA

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