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were sexually assaulted after
being served alcohol and pass-
ing out at parties that were
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Scott Cousino, chief executive of myStrength, and panelists discuss the online solutions that can promote mental health self-management for students at the
Depression on College Campuses Conference at Rackham Auditorium Wednesday.
Conference talks self-care
xperts discuss Depression on College Cam-
puses Conference focused on
eed for mental healthful self-care.
alth education and discussions, the conference
aimed to raise awareness about
By MICHELLE and teach coping mechanisms
GILLINGHAM for depression.
Daily StaffReporter The two-day conference
started Tuesday, with an open-
its eleventh year, the Uni- ing keynote address by Don
y Depression Center's Vereen Jr., director of the
University's Substance Abuse
Vereen said people - espe-
cially young people - who are
afflicted with depression try to
treat themselves by self-medi-
cating in order to temporarily
escape the feelingofdepression.
He cautioned that this behavior
primes the brain for addiction
if one self-medicates regularly,
and added that young people
are sometimes afraid to get help
because of the negative stigma
associated with addiction.
"Our society tends to focus
on the negative. We have a
national institute on mental
health, but they don't focus on
mental health, they focus on
disease," Vereen said. "People
don't go around thinking 'What
experiences can I engage in
See SELF-CARE, Page SA
LEO: 'U' won't
e talk pay raises
KNOTS FOR MOTTS
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
How are the Lecturers'
Employee Organization's con-
tract negotiations going? It
depends who you ask.
On Tuesday night Sociology
lecturer Ian Robinson spoke at
the Central Student Government
assembly meeting encouraging
representatives to pass a resolu-
tion in support of the LEO as it
tries to finalize its contract with
the University on Friday.
Robinson - a member of
LEO's bargaining team - said
he attended the meeting in the
midst of faltering contract nego-
tiations between the University
and LEO, which represents about
1,500 lecturers at the three Uni-
versity of Michigan campuses.
The union's current contract
expires in April.
Robinson said LEO has made
increasing the salaries of lec-
turers the "centerpiece" of its
negotiations this year, but the
University has not been discuss-
ing the issue.
"At a certain point in the pro-
cess, about three weeks ago ...
(the University) basically said,
'Well, we're not interested in
talking any further about this,"'
he said after the meeting.
Raising lecturers' salaries is
an issue that LEO has dubbed
"equal pay for equal work," and
Robinson has authored a 57-page
report on the issue that argues
in part that tenure-track faculty,
like assistant professors, make
considerably more money than
"Basically they're saying ...
this is a straight market transac-
tion," Robinson said. "I just felt
that's unacceptable and so in that
sense, (negotiations are) going
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald, however, said nego-
tiations have been progressing,
and did not allude to any major
"The negotiations are continu-
ing. The bargaining teams have
See LEO, Page SA
LSA sophomore Miranna Yamamoto sips hot chocolate and talks with LSA senior Sarah Kolschinsky at a MAP's
No-Sew-Blanket-Making event for Mott Children's Hospital at West Quad on Wednesday.
Campus Internet outage
caused byrouter m--ishap
CFPB follows Dept.
of Ed. in setting
By BEN ATLAS
The Consumer Financial Pro-
tection Bureau announced last
week that it would be looking
into alternative options to make
expensive private loan repay-
ments more manageable for
The CFPB's announcement
comes just two months after the
Department of Educationan-
nounced its Pay As You Earn stu-
dent loan repayment plan, which
will cap monthly payments for
Federal Direct Student Loans
at 10 percent of discretionary
income. The CFPB's initiative
targets private, rather than fed-
eral, student loans.
"Too many private student
loan borrowers are struggling
with unwieldy debt that pre-
vents them from climbing the
economic ladder," CFPB direc-
tor Richard Cordray said in a
statement. "We will be analyz-
See LOANS, Page SA
By AUSTEN HUFFORD
On Tuesday night, in the
midst of midterms, Internet
went down across campus.
Service returned at 4:52 a.m.
after about five hours.
During the outage, the
Internet was not connected
to the University server, mak-
ing CTools and Wolverine
Access inaccessible to outside
users. The problem stemed
from Merit Network, an Ann
Arbor-based Internet service
provider for Michigan's public
"We've got all hands on
deck; we're trying to figure it
out," Merit CEO Donald Welch
said during the outage.
Welch was not immediately
able to determine the source
of the issue, but said Merit was
experiencing "a lot" of prob-
lems. He said the issue started
at around 11 p.m.
Michigan State University,
Eastern Michigan University,
Grand Valley State University
and Washtenaw Community
See INTERNET, Page SA
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