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Tuesday, March 26, 2013_

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Students donate
* blood to protest
. FDA restrictions


Donors participate in
honor of individuals
barred from giving
Daily StaffReporter
Every year University students col-
lectively donate thousands of pints of
blood through numerous blood drives
as part of the Blood Battle with Ohio
State University But under current
donation guidelines set by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration, some
students can't take pride in donating
their blood.
Per FDA regulations, a man who
has had sex with another man can-
not donate blood. This regulation
has come under scrutiny in recent
years, and on Monday, students held
an alternative blood drive in order to
raise awareness of the issue. In pro-
test of the regulations, students who
donated blood on behalf of a friend

who isn't allowed to.
LSA junior Michael Dalton, an
organizer of the blood drive, said he
the drive represented the launch of
"We Bleed Too," a campaign to raise
awareness about the restrictions gay
men face in blood donation. Dalton
said the blood drive was also meant to
build connections between University
students and the LGBT community.
"I guess (the campaign) doesn't end
until the FDA changes its standards,"
he said. "Its campus goal is for commu-
nities to come together."
Dalton said the event partnered with
Blood Drives United - which runs the
Blood Battle with OSU - and the Spec-
trum Center. Earlier this month, the
Central Student Government passed a
resolution supportingthe blood drive.
According to an e-mail statement
from LSA junior Michael Ho, who has
been part of the educational arm of the
organizing group, the blood drive had
93 people pledge to sign the petition to
the FDA and had 39 successful donors.
See BLOOD, Page 3

'U' chief investor
talks endowment
with SACUA

Alumni director also
discusses affirmative
action in admissions
Daily Staff Reporter
On Monday, Erik Lundberg, the
University's chief investment officer,
joined members of the Senate Adviso-
ry Committee on University Affairs to

discuss the University's endowment,
which is currently the seventh largest
of U.S. public and private institutions.
Growth of the University's endow-
ment provides much of the fundingfor
University spending. To build a port-
folio, the University invests money
from charitable giving and bequests
it into stocks, bonds, companies and
natural resources. By investing, the
University is able to constantly grow
funding pools.
See SACUA, Page 3

FiLE PHOTo/Daily
Protesters sit outside the U.S. Supreme Court - which is under construction - in October 2012 during the Fisher v. University of Texas hearings.

Shelly Schreier: "' came
and never left... I bleed
maize and blue"

Ten years after
landmark cases, court
revisits race-based
Daily Staff Reporter and
Daily NewsEditor
Monday,inwhatmany called asurprise
decision, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed
to hear a case on the status of Michigan's
Proposal 2. The 2006 ballot proposal that
forbade the use of race-based affirmative
action in the state. Since then, the pro-
posal has faced a series of legal battles
- the latest of which resulted in the U.S.
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals narrowly
overturningthe ban in November.
Since the circuit court's 8-7 en bant
ruling on Schuette v. Michigan Coalition
to Defend Affirmative Action, Michigan
Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Repub-
lican, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court
to review the case. The eight justices that

ruled in favor of overturning the ban
were appointed by a Democratic presi-
dent and the seven minority jurists were
all appointed by a Republican president.
The case faces strong headwinds in a
court dominated by conservative jurists.
More problematic for the liberal bloc,
Justice Elena Kagan has recused her-
self from the Michigan case because of a
conflict of interest - as she did for Fisher
v. University of Texas, the affirmative
action case that was heard by the court in
October 2012. During her time as solici-
tor general, Kagan helped file an amicus
curiae brief for Fisher v. Texas.
With only eight justices participating,
in the unlikely event of a tie, the Sixth
Circuit Court's ruling would stand but
have no precedential value.
The drive to instate the ban was a reac-
tion to the two 2003 landmark decisions
issued by the Supreme Court in which
the University was a party three years
after the cases. The voters of Michigan
overwhelmingly approved the measure
with 57.9 percent voting in favor of ban-
ning affirmative action.
In Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v.
Bollinger cases - bearing the name of

then-University President Lee Bollinger
- the Supreme Court ruled that certain
forms of affirmative action are permis-
sible. Between 2003 and 2006, the Uni-
versity was allowed to use a "holistic"
approach, as outlined in the rulings,
achieve a racially diverse campus.
In an unusual step, the Supreme Court
agreed to take the case before it issued
a ruling on a pending case against the
University of Texas. The case could have
sweeping implications for affirmative
action policies across the nation and
render much of the two University cases
Fisher v. University of Texas, which
was filed in 2008, brings one interpreta-
tion of the 2003 rulings under scrutiny.
According to University of Texas policy,
every Texan student in the top 10 percent
of their class is automatically admitted
to the university. Abigail Fisher, a white
student from a competitive high school;
says she was forced to compete in a much
harder application pool after she failedto
be in the top 10 percent of her class. She
sued the University, claiming that the
policy, meant to achieve racial diversity,
See SCOTUS, Page 3

Golden Apple Award
recipient reflects on
University career
Daily NewsoEditor
Psychology lecturer Shelly Sch-
reier's office is a testament to her love
of teaching. Children's books - which

she uses to explain the cognitive,
social and emotional development of
children - line the walls, while boxes
overflowing with papers and folders
are stacked in front of the only win-
dow. A Sigmund Freud action figure,
still in its original package, sits on a
bookshelf, while a miniature Bobo
doll - modeled after the dolls used
in the classic psychology experiment
of the same name - is situated on the
See SCHREIER, Page 3


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