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Michigan's first
lady aims to reduce
infant deaths
Michigan's First Lady is back-
ing efforts to prevent infant deaths
that result from unsafe sleeping
Sue Snyder announced her sup-
port for the Safe Sleep Initiative
Monday at Beaumont Children's
Hospital in Royal Oak.
Michigan's Human Services
and Community Health depart-
ments are launching programs
and releasing an educational video
to teach residents how to prevent
infant deaths from unsafe sleep
Human Services officials say
about 150 infants die in Michigan
every year from unsafe sleeping
practices that include placing chil-
dren on their stomachs. Infants
should sleep on their backs with
their faces uncovered and without
pillows, toys or stuffed animals.
S.D. Sen. Johnson
plans to retire at
the end of his term
Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim
Johnson of South Dakota plans to
retire at the end of his term, Dem-
ocratic officials said Monday - a
departure that gives Republicans
a prime opportunity to pick up a
seat as they attempt to win back
control of the chamber in 2014.
Johnson, the chairman of the
Senate Banking Committee, suf-
fered a brain hemorrhage in 2006
and later returned to the Senate
and won re-election in 2008 while
sometimes using a motorized
The officials who described
Johnson's plans spoke to The
Associated Press on condition of
anonymity, saying they were not
authorized to pre-empt a formal
announcement expected Tuesday
in South Dakota.
Police determine
Russian tycoon
died from hanging
British police say that a post-
mortem examination has found
that self-exiled Russian tycoon
Boris Berezovsky's death was
"consistent with hanging."
Thames Valley Police did not
specify Monday whether Ber-
ezovsky hanged himself, but said
that a pathologist has found noth-
ing to indicate a violent struggle.
The 67-year-old businessman
- a one-time Kremlin power-
broker who later became a fierce
critic of Russian President Vladi-
mir Putin - was found dead athis
home in England on Saturday.
Police say that further tests,
including toxicology examina-
tions, will be carried out and that

it could take weeks for the results
to be known.
ecutor orders ar-
* rest of activists
After Egypt's Islamist presi-
dent vowed action against oppo-
nents, the nation's top prosecutor
on Monday issued arrest war-
rants against five prominent
activists over clashes between
the Muslim Brotherhood and
The warrants heightened the
latest in a series of crises plagu-
ing this nation of some 90 million
since the ouster of autocrat Hosni
Mubarak's ouster.
Rights activists and the oppo-
sition warned the warrants could
mark the opening of an intimida-
tion campaign against their ranks
by President Mohammed Morsi
and the Brotherhood, through
the prosecutor. They accused
the prosecutor - handpicked by
Morsi late last year - saying he
has ignored Morsi supporters'
violence against protesters and
moved quickly against opposition
0 figures.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

From Page 1
was discrimination and illegal
under the 2003 rulings.
She did not receive admission
to the University of Texas and
has since graduated from Louisi-
ana State University.
Accordingto aReuters article,
the Court could release a deci-
sion on Fisher v. Texas as soon
as this week. Alternatively, tak-
ing the Michigan case could be
a signal that the court is deeply
divided over Fisher v. Texas and
has not yet reached a decision.
As a result of the affirma-
tive action ban, the number of
black students has declined
precipitously, from around 10
percent in 2006 to under 5 per-
cent in 2013. The University has
attempted to compensate for the
decline through outreach efforts
to social minorities, but cannot
offer specific advantage in the
admissions process.
From Page 1
Still, he stressed that this wasn't
a protest as much as a way to
raise awareness.
"Blood Drives United want-
ed to be sure to convey that the
sole purpose of this drive was
not a 'protest' but to just give
eligible donors the opportunity
to 'sponsor' ineligible donors
affected by the FDA ban," he
Dalton said he hopes to
expand the campaign to other
universities in the Big 10 and
have other universities hold

Law School Prof. Mark
Rosenbaum is arguing against
Schuette's efforts to reinstate
the ban, and hopes affirmative
action will play a role in the Uni-
versity's future admissions deci-
"Proposal 2 turns the 14th
amendment upside down,"
Rosenbaum said. "It says your
access to government depends
on your view of racial diversity
... if you support racial diversity,
it's going to be very hard to talk
to your government."
He gave the example of
approaching the University's
Board of Regents as opposed
to lobbying the government to
include race under the umbrella
of diversity.
"If I want to say alumni
should get preferential treat-
ment, I can go straight to the
regents and make that case. But
if I want to make the case that
diversity should include race
the same way it includes other
factors of diversity, I have to get
similar events.
Engineering freshman
Flavio Fiszman had a friend
donate on his behalf. He had
gone to a blood drive at the
University before, but it wasn't
until he was at the location that
he learned he would not be eli-
gible to donate blood.
He said while he was glad
that through this event people
could donate blood on behalf of
those that couldn't, it's just not
the same as if he donated blood.
"I don't think people should
have to do this," he said. "I just
wish I could (donate blood) for
LSA sophomore Jessica

a constitutional amendment,"
Rosenbaum said.
Mary Bridget Lee, com-
munications director for the
University's chapter of College
Democrats, echoed Rosenbaum,
sayingshe believes that the more
diversity on a college campus,
the better.
Lee said the College Demo-
crats support affirmative action
and hope the Supreme Court
takes this opportunity "to really
change the dialogue on affir-
mative action in this country,"
while reviewing the case.
Conversely, Rachel Jankows-
ki, chair of the University's
chapter of College Republicans,
agrees with Schuette. She and
the members of College Republi-
cans identify as anti-affirmative
"Admissions into college
should be based upon merit.
Everyone should have equal
opportunity when grant-
ed admission into college,"
Jankowski said.
Koolick donated blood on
behalf of Dalton.
"(Donating blood) kind of
feels like you're doing some-
thing good for your commu-
nity, for people who you don't
know," she said. "I don't think
it's fair that I should be able
to do that but other people
shouldn't be able to because of
who they are and their iden-
Koolick added that it was a
way to reaffirm her support of
a friend.
"I hope to show (Dalton) that
I support who he is and what he
does, and that I support him as
a friend."

From Page 1
shelf below.
Between explanations of
Bobo's significance to her field
and the use of children's lit-
erature as bibliotherapy, there's
little doubt Schreier enjoys what
she does. And as the recipient of
this year's Golden Apple Award
- an award given each year to a
student-nominated teacher at the
University who is particularly
inspiring and engaging - her
students appreciate her enthusi-
A Michigan native, Schreier
attended the University for her
undergraduate, graduate and
doctoral degrees. Earning her
doctorate in clinical psycholo-
gy, she opened a private practice
after completing her post-doc-
toral work in Ann Arbor. Sch-
reier eventually returned to
lecturing at the University and
has been teaching full time
since 1999.
"I came and neverleft...I bleed
maize and blue," Schreier said. "I
absolutely love this place."
She became involved in
research opportunities, project
outreach and even crisis phone
counseling during her under-
graduate career. She said though
the University is a large place,
these extracurricular activities,
paired with "incredible" men-
tors, helped make it a little bit
"I took amazing classes from
amazing faculty ... who helped
me learn in creative ways," she
said. "Part of what I do, hope-
fully, is pay it forward."
Indeed, Schreier expressed
over and over that building rela-
tionships with students is the
most rewarding aspect of her job.

Part of her mandate as a teacher
is to positively influence her stu-
dents' lives.
And while she said it's her
duty to ensure her teaching is
worthwhile to her students, she
also hopes students come to her
class with some level of excite-
mentandinterest aboutthetopic.
"I feel very strongly that it is
a responsibility, an honor and
a privilege to teach here," she
said. "I really try to approach
teaching like it's a partnership
in some way between myself
and the students."
According to Business and
LSA junior Jake Levey, a mem-
ber of Hillel's Students Honoring
Outstanding University Teach-
ing committee, which selects the
Golden Apple winner each year,
Schreier was selected as the 2013
recipient because of the mentor-
ing relationship she has devel-
oped with her students.
"We looked for nominations
that said the teacher was really
more than just a teacher. One
was like, 'Shelly is the reason
I'm a psychology major today,' "
Levey said. "It makes you think
about what should an exemplary
teacher be, and that's what really
led us to Shelly."
"We do think about people
who would be ambassadors for
the University, who would really
shine," he added.
Public Policy senior Gabe
Pachter, another member of the
committee, seconded Levey's
assertions, adding that while
many of the submissions had
one or two words on them, most
of the submissions for Schreier
were stories.
Outside the classroom, Sch-
reier is an avid University sports
fan. A mother of three - one
University alum and two cur-
rent University undergraduates

- she said she enjoys taking
her daughters to athletic events
and Camp Michigania, the Uni-
versity's up-north alumni fam-
ily camp, in the summer. While
she enjoys the various activities
provided at the camp, ranging
from archery to rock polishing,
Schreier said one of her favor-
ite things to do at the camp is
attend the faculty lectures.
"I'll turn everything, if I can,
into a teaching moment," Sch-
reier said. "Just ask my kids."
She has .also served on
the Undergraduate Psychol-
ogy Committee and has been
involved with the University
Mentorship Program for about
10 years. Additionally, Schreier
is in charge of the Psychology
Graduate Student Instructor
training program.
Each year, the Golden Apple
recipient delivers his or her "last
lecture," the talk the winner
would give if he or she had only
one left. Schreier will present
hers April 4 at 7 p.m. in Rackham
Auditorium. Ever the mentor, her
speech will focus on the princi-
ple of good decision-making she
bases her life around and tries-to
Though she's looking forward
to her last lecture, she views the
award as a challenge to contin-
ue to improve her teaching and
When asked what receiving
the Golden Apple Award meant
to her, Schreier paused before
answering, an uncharacteris-
tic moment for the high-energy
"(It's) probably the most
incredible honor that an educa-
tor at this University gets," she
said. "For the students to be the
ones to say you have made a posi-
tive difference, I can't think of
anything more rewarding."

From Page 1
While the University's endow-
ment was $7.7 billion last year, it
has not always been so large.
Prior to Lundberg's arrival in
1999, the University did not have
an office dedicated to invest-
ments. Lundberg was recruited
to head a new University Invest-
ment Office in downtown Ann
Arbor at the corner of Huron
Street and Main Street, which
now houses 13 investment pro-
fessionals. The office oversees all
University financial assets, and
develops investment strategies
and implements them with sub-
contracted fund managers.
Since Lundberg began, the
University's endowment has
moved its way up the rankings
from the 17th-largest in the
nation to the seventh largest. The
University now competes with
institutions such as Harvard
University, which consistently
ranks first with an endowment
of $30 billion. Lundberg said
the University has passed the
University of California system
and now has the second largest
public university endowment,
remaining behind the University
of Texas system.
"No other University has
moved up so quickly," Lundberg
said. "The idea that having this
group of dedicated professionals
will do a better job than part-
timers has paid off for the Uni-
versity. We hope this trend will
In order to keep the endow-
ment growing, Lundberg said
the University spends only
about 4.5 percent of it, a slight
decrease from the 5-percent
level of spending prior to the
economic downturn in 2008,
when endowments took a hit
during the financial crisis.
In addition to deciding how
much to spend and invest, the
office must choose where to place
its money, which is spread across
categories such as private equity,
venture capital and real estate.
While Lundberg's office sets
the investment strategy, other
firms often advise on specific
methods for implementation.
For example, if the University
decides to invest in a technology
company or a real estate prop-
erty, fund managers assist in
choosing the specific company
or property.
"We think it's very important
that when people give money
to the University we steward it
the best we can," Lundberg said.
"We take it very seriously."
Lundberg also said the Board
of Regents has established a
policy of selecting investments
based on the best potential for
returns, not social or political
"We can't let our personal
views influence the investments
we pursue," Lundberg said.
As an exception, the Uni-
versity does not invest in any
tobacco-related companies. In
the past, the University opted
out of investments tied to South
Africa, then under Apartheid
Following Lundberg's discus-
sion, Steve Grafton - president

of the University's Alumni Asso-
ciation - and SACUA members
discussed the decreasing stu-
dent-body diversity at the Uni-
Grafton detailed the goals of
the group that includes 63 alum-
ni clubs in the United States and
98,000 members. In addition, he
focused on efforts to increase

While the University can no
longer participate in affirma-
tive-action programs due to a
state law that will soon be test-
ed by the U.S. Supreme Court,
Grafton said the Alumni Asso-
ciation has the opportunity to
spur diversity because it is not
affiliated with the University.
In 2008, the Alumni Associa-
tion began the LEAD Scholars
Program, which awards schol-
arships to accepted students
representing minority groups.
"We can't admit students, but
we can certainly recruit them
from among the students who
have been admitted," Grafton
After four years of the pro-
gram, Grafton said it is making
major strides. Before the LEAD
program, Grafton said 64 per-
cent of accepted in-state, under-
represented minorities - which
includes blacks, Latinos and
Native Americans - enrolled
at the University. With the
LEAD program, the figure has
increased to 75 percent.
Out-of-state numbers show
an even larger increase, rising
from 24 percent to 75 percent
under LEAD.
Grafton added that 100 per-
cent of those receiving LEAD
scholarships have graduated on
"The goal for us is to try to
get as many students enrolled
on campus as we can," Grafton
Still, Grafton said funding the
program continues to be a chal-
lenge. As soon as the program
started, the economy tanked. As
a result, $1.4 million is still need-
ed to fund currently enrolled
LEAD members through their
graduation. The Alumni Associ-
ation, which receives no Univer-
sity funding, is hoping to raise
$8.5 million during the upcom-
ing capital campaign.
With those funds, Grafton
said the Alumni Association
could sponsor 75 to 125 scholar-
ships per graduating class.
"Sometimes it feels like there
aren't a lot of people on campus
taking this program seriously,"
Grafton said.
However, he said University
President Mary Sue Coleman
and her husband Ken Coleman
understand the importance of
affirmative action and have per-
sonally contributed to the fund.
"(With increased funding and
students) we can beginto impact
our shared challenge of achiev-
ing a more diverse student body
and begin to reverse this down-
ward trend," Grafton said.
In addition to the guest
speakers, SACUA held chair and
vice chair elections. The com-
mittee elected Karen Staller,
associate professor of social
work, as chair and Dentistry
Prof. Rex Holland as vice chair.
The new officials will serve one-
year terms.
Staller ran unopposed for
the position and was confirmed
by acclamation of the present
members. Holland ran against
Medical School Prof. Charles
Koopmann, who was not pres-
ent at the meeting.
"I'm excited to be represent-
ing the faculty," Staller said.
"It's such a talented and diverse

group and this particular group
is wonderful, and it's going to be
wonderful to represent the larg-
er University as well."
Staller said there will be
many issues that SACUA will
face in the upcoming year of her
term, including the selection of
the next president due to Cole-
man's impending departure in

Cypriot banks remain closed through
Economy had ATMs have been dispensing bledbanks. view the safety of banks," said
cash but often run out, and an The country's banks have been Jane Foley, an analyst at Rabo-
reverted to cash- increasing number of stores and closed since March 16 to avert a bankInternational.
other businesses have stopped run on deposits as the country's The initial plan to seize a per-
only system in accepting credit or debit cards. politicians struggled to come centage of all deposits sent jitters
The two largest lenders, the up with a way to raise enough across the eurozone. European
struggling Laiki and Bank of money to qualify for the bailout. officials, anxious to prevent any
Cyprus, have imposed a daily An initial plan that would have further spread of the financial
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - withdrawal limit of 100 euros raised 5.8 billion euros by seizing crisis that has already left Greece,
Cyprus ordered banks to remain ($130). up to 10 percent of people's bank Ireland and Portugal dependent
closed for two more days over Cyprus clinched an eleventh- accounts enraged depositors and on bailout funds, had been at
fears of a run by customers try- hour deal with the 17-nation was soundly rejected by lawmak- pains to point out that Cyprus
ing to get their money out, after eurozone and the International ersearlylastweek. was a unique case.
striking a pre-dawn bailout deal Monetary Fund early Monday But with the immediate cri- The country of about 800,000
Monday that averted the coun- for a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) sis averted, worry spread across people has a banking sector eight
try's imminent bankruptcy. bailout. Without it, the country's Europe that the deal could boo- times larger than itsgross domes-
The sudden midnight post- banks would have collapsed, merang, spooking investors and tic product, with nearly a third
ponement of the much antici- dragging down the economy and hurting the eurozone's efforts to of the roughly 68 billion euros
pated Tuesday bank opening by potentially pushing it out of the keep its debt crisis from spread- in the country's banks believed
all but the country's two largest euro. ing. to be held by Russians. Germany
lenders was sure to hammer busi- Under the deal, the coun- "The Cypriot bailout has a in particular long insisted that
nesses already reeling from more try agreed to slash its oversized powerful legacy which may alter Cypriot banks, which attracted
than a week of no access to their banking sector and inflict hefty the security with which deposi- foreign investors with high inter-
deposits. losses on large depositors in trou- tors elsewhere in the eurozone est rates, needed to contribute to

the bailout.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the
Dutch finance minister who
chairs the Eurogroup gathering
of the eurozone's finance minis-
ters, said Monday that inflicting
losses onthe banks' shareholders,
bondholders and large depositors
should become the eurozone's
default approach for dealing with
"If I finance abank and I know
be hit and I will lose money, I will
put a price on that," Dijsselbloem
said in a joint interview with the
Financial Times and Reuters. "I
think it is a sound economic prin-
ciple. And having cheap money
because the risk will be covered
by the government, and I will
always get my money back, is not
leading to the right decisions in
the financial sector."

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