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NATIONAL RANKINGS
'U' R&D
spending
ranks No. 2
in country

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ADAM iLANLMAN/Uaily
Junior forward Tim Hardaway Jr. elevates for a shot over N.C. State forward CJ. Leslie during No. 3 Michigan's 79-72 victory over the Wildcats at Crisler Center.
CENTRAL STUDENT GOVERNMENT
CSJ: Ballot survey on RSG
secession to be mai ntained

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)aseach funding 2011. This is the 13th time in the
past 27 years the University has
prioritizes life been the top spender among pub-
lic universities.
sciences and overall, the NSF - an inde-
pendent federal agency that
engineering supports scientific research and
education - reported that uni-
y ADAM RUBENFIRE versities spent $65 billion on
Daily News Editor research in 2011, which is a 6.3
percent increase from 2010.
ce again, the University has Thereport further notes that
named a top spender among $4.2 billion of the 2011 spending
ration's research universi- came from the American Recov-
ery and Reinvestment Act. About
e University was ranked 10.2 percent of the funds used for
d among U.S. universities the University's R&D expendi-
esearch and development tures came from the ARRA.
ing for fiscal year 2011 in a Though the report did not
t released by the National rank fiscal year 2012, the Uni-
ce Foundation Monday. versity said in a statement that it
ming in at approximately spent $1.27 billion in that fiscal
billion, the University fell year, which ended June 30.
$8.7 million short of the Most R&D spending at U.S.
render, Johns Hopkins Uni- institutions was focused on life
y, which spent atotalof $2.1 sciences, with about $37.2 bil-
n. However, the University lion allocated for research in
ink first among public insti- that field. Engineering research
rs for the third consecutive totaled $10 billion, which came
in second for national spending.
e University spending The survey also ranked the
ased about 8 percent from nation's medical schools in order
year 2010 to fiscal year See R&D, Page 6A

Ruling denies
injunction request
to withhold results
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
After a three-hour hearing,
the Central Student Judiciary
ruled against the - injunction

filed by Central Student Govern-
ment against Rackham Student
Government, effectively main-
taining a non-binding question
for graduate students regarding
RSG secession on the election
ballot.,
The question surveys if grad-
uate students would be in sup-
port of examining what a newly
formed, graduate student-only
government separate from CSG

would look like. While the CSG
election and other student gov-
ernment elections are already
underway, the results ofthe non-
binding question could have
been enjoined by CSJ, meaning
the results of the election would
never be made public.
Since the election concludes
Wednesday at midnight, the
injunction was separated into
pressing and non-pressing mat-

ters, with a second hearing
slated for another time to dis-
cuss non-pressing issues. The
parts of the injunction that CSJ
agreed to hear included RSG's
involvement in violating the
submission deadline for bal-
lot questions in its own bylaws
and CSG's compiled code and
whether "irreparable harm"
was caused by the question's
See BALLOT, Page 2A

SPEAKERS ON CAMPUS
Congressional
dysfunction
focus of Ford
School forum

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Poltical scientists
discuss party
polarization
By MOLLY BLOCK
Daily StaffReporter
Though University students
often have the opportunity
to hear from a wide range of
political persuasions, attendees
of an event hosted by the Ford
School of Public Policy had the
chance to discuss American
politics with governmental
experts that lean toward the
radical side.
Thomas Mann and Norman
Ornstein, political scientists
and University alumni,,exam-
ined how partisan polarization
in Congress is plaguing the
American government during
a discussion on Tuesday at the
Michigan Union. Both men find
two primary problems endan-
gering the American politi-
cal system: polarized political

parties inhibiting action and
unequal responsibilities of each
side. They said these issues cre-
ate "asymmetric polarization,"
a situation in which Republi-
cans deny Democrats anything
that may help them politically
at any cost.
"They have become ideo-
logically extreme, contentious
of the inherited policy regime
going all the way back to Roo-
sevelt - and I mean Theodore,
not Franklin - scornful of com-
promise, skeptical of facts, of
evidence, of science, and simply
dismissive of the legitimacy of
the political opposition," Mann
said.
Public approval ratings for
Congress are currently at an
all-time low and Democrats
and Republicans have increas-
ingly struggled to compromise
on the nation's critical issues.
Mann and Ornstein said they
believe Republicans have
become more extreme and
opposed to recognized social
See DYSFUNCTION, Page 2A

NICK WILLIAMS/Daily
Officer Brent L. Carriveau helps students register electronic devices at the Shapiro Library to prevent loss and theft on
Tuesday. There will be another chance for students to register their products on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the
Shapiro Undergraduate Library.
E LEfC TION P REV I W R
Student gov't election to fill
18 vacant assembly positions

STUDENT ORGS
Ethics Bowl
to compete
in Chicago
tournament
Ranking will decide
if team travels to
nat'l championship
By RACHEL PREMACK
For the Daily
LSA sophomore Tracey Fu
was nervous. Her mind was rac-
ing - running through the argu-
ment she perfected, the cases
she studied for months and the
potential questions she would
soon answer.
It was the Regional Intercolle-
giate Ethics Bowl Championship
last year, where Fu and her fellow
members of the University's IEB
Team excelled and advanced to
nationals. On Saturday, the IEB
team is competing at the Region-
al IEB Championship in Chicago,
where judges will pose questions
about ethically contentious cases
and students will present their
arguments in team debate.
The University's team will
be pitted against students from
colleges in Wisconsin, Illinois
and other Michigan universities,
and the highest scoring 32 teams
nationally will then oppose each
See ETHICS BOWL, Page 2A

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Wedn
repres

Rackham to newly elected members to their
next meeting.
elect most Though presidential and
full assembly elections are
'presentatives held every year in March, the
November CSG election is
MIRUTHA SIVAKUMAR meant to fill vacant seats within
Daily StaffReporter the assembly and facilitate elec-
tions for other student govern-
elections come to a close ments on campus.
esday at midnight, CSG Though eight colleges are
entatives will welcome holding CSG assembly elec-

tions, eight of the 18 vacant seats
are set aside for Rackham Grad-
uate School representatives.
However, Rackham - which
has 10 available seats - does not
have any candidates registered
on their ballot, which means
only write-in candidates can be
elected.
Though there are 18 total
seats up in the air, not all of
See POSITIONS, Page 6A

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