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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
of rape suspect
West Quad video
By MOLLY BLOCK
University Police have released
screenshots and a video from
security cameras in West Quad
Residence Hall of a person they
are trying to identify in connec-
tionwith the Jan.13 rape case.
On Sunday, a student reported
that between 12:45 a.m. and 1:30
a.m. she was raped
after coming back
from a party with
the suspect. Univer-
sity police released
a crime alert to the
nity at around 9 a.m.
The video shows
a suspect trying to
enter a door at 1:30
a.m. and later reap- University of Mid
pearing on a sair-
case about 10 seconds after his
.The video is location stamped
as Lloyd-3. There is a Henry Lloyd
House in West Quad but the Daily
cannot confirm that the footage is-
from Lloyd House.
University Police also updated
their suspect description Monday
evening with further informa-
tion. Initial reports described the
suspect as anAsian malebetween
5'6" and 5'8"with shortblack hair.
University Police are now also
describing him as a college-aged
male with a thin build and black
hair. He is described as wearing a
royal blue sweater and wearing a
white undershirt and black pants.
University Police spokeswom-
an Diane Brown said Sunday that
police are classifying the incident
as first-degree Criminal Sexual
Conduct. She said it was unclear
whether there were witnesses to
Brown said police are current-
ly not identifying the room the
alleged assault took place.
West Quad residential staff
members said they
to have a meeting
Monday to discuss
the incident but
details were not
able to the public.
If an individual
has any informa-
tion on the suspect
or the incident, they
higan Police Dept. are encouraged to
contact UMPD at
(734) 763-1131 or the UMPD Anon-
ymous Tip Line at (800) 863-1355.
The University's Sexual
Assault Prevention and Aware-
ness Center is open Monday
through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
the Michigan Union. It also offers
a 24-hour crisis line at (734) 936-
More photos and video at
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, spoke at Rackham Auditorium with Ford School Dean Susan Collins.
Bernanke discut-sses Fed policy
ederal Reserve term challenges facing the U.S.
economy in a talk with Public
irman says gov't Policy Dean Susan Collins.
Collins was named to the Detroit
ust pay its bills Branch of the Federal Reserve in
By BEN ATLAS Bernanke opened the
Daily StaffReporter discussion by tackling the
government's debt issues. He
leral Reserve Chairman said there must be a plan to
ernanke told an audience bring the budget under control
niversity students and that avoids raising deficits while
sors that the biggest at the same time avoiding any
se during the U.S. fiscal fiscal action that would push the
was, in fact, the crisis economy back into recession.
"The challenge is to achieve
nanke, who leads U.S. long-run sustainability without
tary policy, visited the unduly hampering the recovery
rsity on Monday to discuss we've had," Bernanke said.
oficy, recovery from the In terms of both managing
financial crisis and long- the deficit and avoiding another
recession, Bernanke said he
believes some progress has been
made, but there's much more
that needs to be done. He spoke
about some of the critical fiscal
watersheds the government is
near approaching - namely the
looming fight to raise the federal
Bernanke made clear the
repercussions of not raising the
government's debt limit, as he
felt most people did not have a
good understanding of it.
"Raising (the debt ceiling)
gives the government the
ability to pay its bills," he said.
"Not raising the debt ceiling
(would be) like a family trying to
improve its credit rating by not
paying its credit card bills."
The talk transitioned toward
the role of the Fed and how
effective its monetary policies
have been in improving the
economic climate. While the
Fed has successfully kept short-
term interest rates close to
zero since the 2008 recession,
conventional policies did not
yield success in bringing down
interest rates in the long-term.
Under Bernanke's direction,
the Fed has implemented two
unconventional policies in order
to bring long-term interest rates
down. The first solution has
been to talk: If the public is told
that long-term rates will be kept
low, that will have an impact
on actually pushing those rates
See BERNANKE, PageS5
rrSACUA talks Rackham
policy changes and tuition
At the Senate Advisory
Committee on University
Affairs' weekly meeting on
Monday, members deliberated
Rackham student policy changes
and the University's tuition
Janet Weiss, Rackham dean
and vice provost for academic
affairs, and Michael Benson,
president of Rackham Student
Government, informed SACUA
members of the new changes
that were made to the Rackham
Student Registration Policy.
Updates included increased
financial and University
resources for students, such
as health services and sports
The University created,
hundreds of tuition fellowships
tolessen the financial burden on
students. Startinginthe fall 2012
semester, students were given
financial aid with tuition and
GradCare coverage, a University
medical insurance program.
The changes to registration
policy pertain to a graduate
student's enrollment status.
With the new policy, if a student
doesn't register for either the
fall or winter term, he or she is
presumed to have withdrawn
from the University.
Weiss said before the policy,
students did not have to
register to be an active student.
As a result, their status as a
Rackham student was uncertain.
Following the change, the
standing of students is easier to
distinguish, she said.
"Now we actually know how
many Ph.D. students we have,"
Re-enrollment policies were
See SACUA, Page5
Lisa Nakamura, professor of Screen Arts and Cultures and American Culture, gives a presentation at Tisch Hall Monday.
ecture aims o toreveal
'forgo en early history'
Native American by native indigenous Navajo these women with financial
women during the 1970s. She benefits and fewer labor
manufacturing presented some of her findings regulations.
to about 30 students and faculty "The company was looking
focus of speech at the Science, Technology, for a way to rapidly upscale the
Medicine and Society product of integrated circuits
Colloquium Series as part of the in a cost effective way by
By IAN DILLINGHAM LSA Winter Theme Semester, taking advantage of these tax
Daily StaffReporter "Understanding Race." breaks," Nakamura said. "The
The Fairchild Corporation government was interested in
Amidst a myriad of was a major producer of getting light industry onto the
outsourcing by U.S. semiconductors that primarily reservation as part of a larger
manufacturing companies to employed Navajo women from plan to take Navajo people off
Asian countries, one University the Shiprock Reservation in of public assistance by teaching
professor seeks to expose the New Mexico at their assembly them how to work in factories,
"forgotten early history" of such plant. At a time when companies hoping they would migrate to,
practices. were beginning to move cities and leave their land."
Lisa Nakamura, professor of production to Asian countries Nakamura said Navajo
Screen Arts and Cultures and to avoid unionization and women were well suited for the
American Culture, has been labor regulation, Fairchild type of labor that the Fairchild
investigating the work done "outsourced" to the Navajo Corporation's semiconductor
for the Fairchild Corporation reservation, which presented See LECTURE, Page 5
Medical student program hopes to
inspire future doctors from Detroit
between Cass Tech
By LIANA ROSENBLOOM
Students at Cass Technical
High School in Detroit could
be on the fast track to medical
school, thanks to a recent
partnership with the University.
"Doctors of Tomorrow" is
a new program between the
Detroit high school and the
Medical School funded by the
Academic Surgery Development
Program as well as the Medical
School's Diversity and Career
Development Office. The
program gives high-school
freshnen the opportunity
to attend monthly activities
organized by the University and
provides them with a medical
Jonathon Finks, assistant
professor of surgery, is a
coordinator for the program. He
approached Cass Tech Principal
Lisa Phillips in Aug. 2012 in
hopes of reaching out to talented
students from Detroit.
do a good job of getting a diverse
class of medical students," Finks
said. "But we really don't do a
great job of attracting talented
kids from Detroit."
. Phillips said it was important
that students in the program not
only have academic success, but
See DOCTORS, Page5
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