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University expands extracurricular options

75 years ago this week
The University opened up
more than 100 different extra-
curricular activities for second-
semester freshmen to join.
Students were required to
have at least a "C" average with
at least one "B" during their first
semester to participate. Transfer
students were also required to
meet these standards and had to
have spent at least one semester
at the University prior to joining.
The Daily published a list of
the newly available clubs, which
included the Engineering Coun-
cil, the school baqd, the Lawyers
Club, and Greek organizations
such as Phi Beta Kappa, Phi
Kappa Phi and Sigma Chi.

40 years ago this week
(Feb. 20,1973):
University faculty voted
against voluntary racial identifi-
cations on University job applica-
The idea was originally pro-
posed by Affirmative Action
Director Nellie Varner who
claimed that racial identifica-
tions would "help evaluate how
efficiently the University is meet-
ing government requirements for
minority employment."
Many staff voters feared that
this information would be "mis-
used" and worried about the
long-term consequences of this
20 years ago this week
(Feb. 18,1993):

Paul Spradlin, the Univer-
sity director of plant expan-
sion, announced renovations to
the East Engineering, Randall
Laboratory and Undergraduate
Library buildings.
East Engineering was to be
renovated, Randall Laboratory
expanded and the UGLi both ren-
ovated and expanded.
"The Undergraduate Library,
of course, is being renovated
because we're moving the sci-
ence libraries into the building
and need more space," Spradlin
said. "The Randall Lab is simply
a question of the physics depart-
ment not having enough space
and we have to add on."

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LSA treshmen Diana Slaba and Steven Sprecher rock
climbing at Mrock's Couple Climb at Ihe IM Building
on Sunday.

Those darn Faulty fakes

Federalism Moral agency
and Medicaid in business

WHERE: Dennison
WHEN: Friday at about
8:30 p.m.
WHAT: A subject was
given verbal warning
for skateboarding in this
area and moved along,
University Police reported.
WHERE: 300 Hoover St.
WHEN: Friday at about
8:45 a.m.
WHAT: Two vehicles were
involved in an accident,
University Police reported.
No one was injured, and
unknown damage was done
to the vehicles.

WHERE: Mary Markley
Residence Hall
WHEN: Saturday at about
4:30 a.m.
WHAT: Two fake IDs were
confiscated by University
Police early in the morning.
Both IDs belonged to one
student. The police report
did not include details
of a punishment.
Caught with
Residence Hall
WHEN: Saturday at about
4:15 p.m.
WHAT: Suspected mari-
juana and paraphernalia
were confiscated from two
subjects, University police

WHAT: Prof. Frank J.
Thompson will lecture on
the challenging future of
Medicaid under the Obama
WHO: Center for Local,
State, and Urban Policy
WHEN: Today at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall,
Annenberg Auditorium
WHAT: Formed in 2006,
this Colorado-based, neo-
acoustic Transcendental
Folk quintet is returning to
Ann Arbor as a part of their
"It's Alive" tour. The band
also performed at the 2012
Ann Arbor Folk Festival.
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Today at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark

WHAT: This lecture and
discussion will use eco-fem-
inist views to examine how
entrepreneurs change with
their environment.
WHO: Erb Institute, Ross
School of Business, School
of Natural Resources
WHEN: Today at 12 p.m.
WHERE: Business school
WHAT: Interested students
can meet with a CAPS
adviser to discuss mental
health concerns common to
students. No appointment
WHO: Counseling and
Psychological Services
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union

ABC News reported that
a ten-year-old boy was
found wandering the
streets of Spring Hill, Fla.
drunk and naked on Friday.
He said that he had been
drinking brandy for most of
the day. His caretaker was
arrested for neglect.
The Michigan men's
basketball team
improved to 16-0 at
home this season with a79-71
victory over Penn State at
Crisler Center on Saturday
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission
announced that 68 pythons
were harvested in its Python
Challenge, NBC News report-
ed. The competition intended
to combat the snake's threat
to the Everglades.

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Pope blesses crowd
in St. Peter's Square

Consumers lack access to
cruise ship safety records

100,000 attend one
of few remaining
public appearances
arms outstretched in a symbolic
embrace, Pope Benedict XVI
blessed tens of thousands of
cheering people on Sunday in one
of his last appearances as pontiff
from his window overlooking St.

Peter's Square.
Last week, 85-year-old
Benedict shocked the world by
announcing his resignation. He
will step down on Feb. 28, plan-
ningto retreatto alife ofprayerin
a monastery behind the Vatican's
ancient walls.
The noontime appointment in
the vast cobblestone square also
served as a kind of trial run for
how Rome will handle the logis-
tics, including crowd security,

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as the city braces for faithful to
flock to Rome for the election and
installation of the cardinal who
will succeed Benedict as leader of
the world's1.2 billion Catholics.
Rome Mayor Gianni Ale-
manno said upward of 100,000
people turned out Sunday and
that everything went smoothly.
But while there was still space in
St. Peter's Square for more, many
couldn't get in - or easily out -
because entrances from the main
boulevard were just too narrow.
The huge crowd - including
parents with babies in carriag-
es and strollers, elderly people
using canes, and the disabled in
wheelchairs - tried to squeeze
through two spaces police left
open in the metal barricades
edgingthe square. Some people
panicked or called out to police
to help them get in or out of the
Pilgrims and tourists had
an easier time if they entered
onnade that architect Gianloren-
zo Bernini designed to cradle the
sides of the St. Peter's Square.
Benedict seemed touched
by the outpouring of affection
after his decision to go down
in history as the first pontiff in
some 600 years to resign. The
pontiff told cardinals last week
thathe no longerhasthe mental
and physical stamina to vigor-
ously shepherd the church.
Looking into hazy sunshine
Sunday, he smiled shyly at the
sight of the crowd below, filled
with pilgrims waving their
countries' flags and holding up
banners with words of support.
One group of Italians raised a
banner which read: "We love
Speaking in Italian, the
pope told the cheering crowd:
"Thanks for turnout in such
numbers! This, too, is a sign of
the affection and the spiritual
closeness that you are giving
me in these days.' He stretched
out his arms as if to embrace
the faithful from across the vast
expanse of the square.


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And when something goes
;pects, oversees wrong, as it did on Triumph,
cruise ships there are limits to how much the
Coast Guard can investigate.
These are not new issues -
AMI (AP) - A byzantine they had been raised by mein-
of maritime rules and reg- hers of Congress before the
ns, fragmented oversight Triumph incident.
patchwork quilt of nations "This horrible situation
do business with cruise involving the Carnival Triumph
make it tough for con- is just the latest example in a
s to assess the health and long string of serious and trou-
record of the ship they're bling incidents involving cruise
to board in what for many ships," said Sen. Jay Rockefeller,
vacation of a lifetime. D-W.Va., who led a committee
nt to know about a ship's hearing on cruise safety last
record for being clean? year.
to assess how sanitary the Last year, after the Costa
s? It's not that easy to find, Concordia ran aground off the
t because there's no one coast of Giglio, Italy, Rockefeller
or country that oversees held a Commerce Committee
ulates the industry with hearing to examine deficien-
et of ships that are like Gies in the cruise line industry's
irties floating at sea. compliance with federal safety,
he case of Carnival Cruise security, and environmental
the owner of the Carnival standards and review industry
ph that spent days in the regulations.
of Mexico disabled after "As I remarked then, they
gine fire, the company is seem to have two lives: One is
orated in Panama, its at port, where the Coast Guard
are based in Miami and can monitor their operations;
ps fly under the Bahamian the other is at sea where, it
a matrix that is not unusu- appears once they are beyond
he cruise line industry. three nautical miles from shore,
potential passengers the world is theirs," Rockefeller
ig ship information, said in letter he wrote this week
s no central database that to Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.,
e viewed to determine a the commandant of the Coast
record of safety or health Guard. "The Carnival Triumph
tions. No one agency incident only serves to further
tes everything from the validate this view."
line's mechanical wor- The Triumph left Galveston,
s to the sanitation of its Texas, on Feb. 7 for a four-day
ns. cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. An
U.S.CoastGuardinspects engine-room fire paralyzed the
ruise ship that docks in ship early Sunday, leaving it
S. every year for a range of adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. Pas-
from operation of backup sengers described nightmarish
tors to the lifeboats. The conditions on board: overflow-
rs for Disease Control and ing toilets, long lines for a short
ntion maintains a database supply of food, foul odors, and
ent disease outbreaks and tent cities where vacationers
health inspection infor- slept on deck. Tugboats slowly
n for cruise ships. Had towed the 14-story vessel to
ph vacationers looked up Mobile, Ala. It arrived there late
nation about the cruise Thursday.
hrough those two agen- Before a ship like the Tri-
fore boarding, they would umph sets sail, it's possible - but
ound mostly clean marks not easy - to find information

about past incidents and safety
or health issues. The CDC's Ves-
sel Sanitation Program is view-
able online. The database shows
recent disease outbreaks aboard
cruise ships and how they were
Records for the Triumph
show it was last inspected July
7, 2012. It scored 96 out of 100.
The CDC considers scores of
85 or lower unsatisfactory. The
lowest score the ship received
was an 88, in 2009.
The Coast Guard also has
a database, known as the U.S.
Coast Guard Maritime Infor-
mation Exchange, with inspec-
tions and any deficiencies found
aboard ships, datingto when the
vessels entered service. A search
on the exchange's website for
the Triumph turns up its certifi-
cations for things like passenger
safety and pollution prevention
as well as inspections. No vio-
lations or red flags are immedi-
ately evident. Searching a little
deeper, the most recent report
shows a propulsion issue from
a Jan. 28 incident involving a
short in a connection box of one
of the ship's generators.
But the cause of the fire that
crippled the Triumph is still
under investigation. Carnival
spokesman Vance Gulliksen
said Saturday that he could not
comment yet on damage, time-
line or estimated costs. In the
meantime, the ship is expected
to remain docked in Mobile to
be cleaned and sanitized before
it's back on open waters.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the
National Transportation Safety
Board will lend their exper-
tise to the investigation, but in
a support role. The probe will
be led by the Bahamas Mari-
time Authority, where Carnival
registers or "flags" some of its
ships. The arrangement is com-
monplace under international
maritime law, and it puts U.S.
agencies and investigators in a
secondary position even though
the Triumph and other Carnival
ships sail out of U.S. ports with
primarily American customers.

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