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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, March 22, 2013

36 months
in prison
for Jenson

Stanley Frankel speaks on behalf of his family and the Frankel foundation for their $50 million donation to the Michigan Cardiovascular Center at the March
regents at the Union Thursday.

Former UMHS
resident sentenced
at federal court in
child porn case
ManagingNews Editor
DETROIT - Stephen Jenson,
a former medical resident at the
University of Michigan Health
System, was sentenced Thurs-
day to 36 months in federal pris-
on for the possession of child
The sentencing is the mini-
mum mandatory sentence for
possessing child pornography.
Jenson's attorney, Raymond
Cassar, argued that the nature
of his client's crime did not
require additional penalty.
Jenson was arrested by Uni-
versity Police in December 2011
after it was discovered that he
had viewed child pornography
in a University Hospital lounge.
A fellow resident found his flash
drive with obscene images on it
and later reported the discovery
to the attending physician.
An attorney in the UMHS ini-
tially told the resident that her
concerns about the flash drive
were' unfounded,' and neglected
to report the incident to Univer-
sity Police. It wasn't until six
months later that the incident

was re-reported by the attend-
ing physician and University
Police were notified. University
President Mary Sue Coleman
called the delay a "serious fail-
ure on the part of the institu-
tion." Communication problems
between University Police and
Hospital Security discovered
during an internal review of the
case prompted a reorganization
of campus security agencies,
which included the creation of
the Division of Public Safety and
Security, which puts all agen-
cies under an umbrella division
headed by UMPD chief Joe Pier-
sante, DPSS's interim executive
Initial state charges were
dropped after the U.S. Secret
Service arrested Jenson on the
federal charges. Jenson was
found to be in possession of 97
images and four videos, some of
which he had viewed using hos-
pital computers.
Matthew Roth, the assistant
U.S. attorney prosecuting the
case, argued in a previous memo
that Jenson should be sentenced
to 48 months in prison because
the crime was committed on
a computer and the number of
images he possessed, among
other factors.
U.S. District Judge Avern
Cohn said though Jenson's
crime did meet such factors for
increasing the sentence, the
See JENSON, Page 7

Anonymous gift
revealed to be from
Frankel family at
regents meeting
The University Cardiovas-
cular Center will be named in
honor of the late Samuel and
Jean Frankel, whose family
donated a combined $50 mil-
lion to the center.
Coleman announced at the
University's Board of Regents

meeting Thursday that the
family added an additional $25
million to their previous anon-
ymous donation of $25 mil-
lion in 2007 when the center
opened. The Regents approved
the naming of the Cardiovas-
cular Center to recognize the
The meeting marked the
first time the name of the
anonymous donation was iden-
tified. Coleman added that the
donation made the center "a
model in its approach to health
The donation in 2007 sup-
ported a health-care model
focused on cooperation among
health-care providers and on

putting patients and families
first - a multi-disciplined
approach that has never been
attempted before.
Because of the success
of the first donation, the
Frankel family contributed
another donation to the cen-
ter to "build on successes
of the last six years," Ora
Pescovitz, the executive vice
president for medical affairs,
said. In an interview after
the event, Pescovitz said the
family's contributions have
made the University's Car-
diovascular Center an exam-
ple for others to follow and
has improved the U.S. World
& Report's rankings of the

center, where it ranks 12th in
the nation.
The center focuses on com-
bating cardiovascular disease
- the number-one killer of
Americans today - by pre-
venting, treating and studying
heart disease, blood vessel dis-
orders and stroke.
Pescovitz added the dona-
tions are a "transformational
gift" that alters how an insti-
tution functions, unlike small-
er gifts that may not have as
much of a dramatic impact.
In addition to contribut-
ing to the Center, Samuel and
Jean Frankel provided funding
in 2005 to create the Frankel
See DONORS, Page 7

New dean of
Dentistry, vice
provosts OKed

Regents approve
Laurie McCauley
for Dentistry's
top spot
Daily StaffReporters
The University's Board of
Regents approved several nomi-
nations for faculty and adminis-
trative positions at its meeting
Laurie McCauley was
approved as the new dean of the
University's School of Dentistry.
McCauley is a renowned expert
in the field of skeletal biology
and has a long history at the
University. She will begin her
five-year appointment on Sept.
1, succeeding current dean Peter
Polverini, who will step down
after serving two terms as dean.
McCauley earned her four
degrees from The Ohio State
University and began as an assis-
tant professor at the University
in 1992. She has been widely
published in a number of jour-
nals and written voluminously
on the effects of hormones on
bone growth and regeneration
and cellular function. She is cur-
rently on sabbatical and serv-
ing as a visiting professor at the
Harvard Medical School.

McCauley praised her prede-
cessors for the strong position
the school is in. The Dentistry
School is consistently ranked
among the top 10 dental pro-
grams in the country.
"I'm hoping to continue to
respect the clinicians as the
leaders and the best," McCau-
ley said. "I also want to provide
exceptional multidisciplinary
clinical care in our clinics and
sustaining the excellence we
have in our research mission.
McCauley reaffirmed her
commitment to teaching but
added that she would work to
sustain and increase the role
that research plays at the school.
"There's definitely pressure
with the government support
of research, but on the flipside,
we're really well positioned
with strength and outstanding
faculty," McCauleysaid. "I think
we can weather that storm.
We'll continue to be competitive
for our research."
She has also served on a
National Institutes of Health
advisory committee and is a
member of a number of profes-
sional associations, a statement
from the University said. She
has given over 150 presenta-
tions around the world on her
research and evidence-based
In a statement, Univer-
sity Provost Phil Hanlon said

Students for Choice presented 'The Vagina Monolouges' Thursday night at Rackhamn Auditorium, marking the plays
first performence in Ann Arbor in five years.
Performance raises mone y
for women 's organizations

frat kicked
off campus
Psi Upsilon
suspended from
nationals, IFC
Daily StaffReporter
The University's chapter of
the Psi Upsilon fraternity was
suspended from activity March
15 and is currently under further
investigation for dangerous con-
duct with its pledges. The frater-
nity has also been expelled from
the University's Interfraternity
Council - the governing institu-
tion for fraternities on campus.
Several members of the Greek
community have received emails
from leaders suggesting that the
punishment is for an incident
that occurred the night of March
14. Messages allege that a pledge
was taken to the hospital after
registering a lethally high blood
alcohol content.
Tom Fox, executive director
of Psi Upsilon International Fra-
ternity, the fraternity's national
organization, said he was con-
tacted by William Atkins, assis-
tant director of Greek Life at the
University, regarding the inci-
"A young man was transport-
ed to the hospital after a party at
a location outside of the chapter
house on the evening of March
14th," Fox said. "He was intoxi-
See FRAT, Page 7

Students for Choice
put on 'Vagina
Daily StaffReporter
"Myvagina is angry...No? It's
lonely," the actress exclaimed
under the bright lights of the
Rackham Auditorium stage.
"No! It's ... hungry!" She then
reached for a CVS bag under
her chair and poured a presum-
ably new bottle of Hershey's
syrup all over the girl sitting in
front of her, impersonating her
This was just one scene of

many in the vivacious perfor-
mance of "The Vagina Mono-
logues," a play that is made up
of skitsbased on over 200 inter-
views with real women and
their experiences with their
lady parts. "The Vagina Mono-
logues" were presented Thurs-
day by Students for Choice. The
organization said the show was
meant as a movement not just
to get students over the taboo
speaking about their body
parts, but to open a dialogue
about more serious issues fac-
ing women all over the world,
such as battery, rape and female
genital mutilation.
In between speeches about
discovering their feminin-
ity and embracing their sexu-

ality, the all-female student
cast raised awareness about
the 200,000 women who will
be raped and the one billion
women who will experience
violence worldwide in a year,
organizers said. Most proceeds
from the event went to Safe
House, a support center in Ann
Arbor for people impacted by
domestic violence and sexual
LSA freshman Connie Gao,
a Students for Choice member,
said while most of the audience
was open-minded and recep-
tive, she did receive some back-
lash while passing out fliers
outside the event.
"People would make cer-
See WOMEN, Page 7

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