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Right to work in
place, effects to be
A right-co-work law is on the
books in Michigan, a mainstay of
organized labor, but those consid-
ering opting out of paying union
dues will have to wait months or
years to do so.
The law, which lets workers
choose not to pay to the unions
that bargain on their behalf,
applies to labor contrcts that
are extended or renewed start-
ing Thursday - meaning many
employees will not be affected
until existing collective bargain-
ing agreements end.
"I've gut a long way to go until
I can exercise my right," said
Terry Bowman, 47, who works on
the line at a Ford Motor Co. plant
in Ypsilanti. Contracts between
unions and Detroit automakers
are effective until September 2015.
TULSA, Okla.
Thousands of den-
tal patients urged
to take HIV test
Health officials on Thursday
urged thousands of patients of an
Oklahoma oral surgeon to under-
go hepatitis and HIV testing,
saying unsanitary conditions
behind his office's spiffy facade
posed a threat to his clients and
made him a "menace to the pub-
lic health."
State and county health
inspectors went to Dr. W. Scott
Harrington's practice after a
patient with no known risk fac-
tors tested positive for both hep-
atitis C and the virus that causes
AIDS. They found employees
using dirty equipment, reusing
drug vials and administering
drugs without a license.
Harrington voluntarily gave
up his license and closed his
offices in Tulsa and subur-
ban Owasso and is cooperating
with investigators, said Kaitlin
Snider, a spokeswoman for the
Tulsa Health Department. He
faces a hearing April 19 where
his license could be permanently
Prosecuters reject
* Holmes' plea to
avoid death penalty
Prosecutors in the Colorado
theater shooting on Thursday
rejected an offer from suspect
James Holmes to plead guilty in
exchange for avoiding the death
penalty and accused defense law-
yers of a serious breach of court
rules by making the offer public.
In a scathing court document,
prosecutors said the defense
has repeatedly refused to give
them the information they need
to evaluate the plea offer, so the

offer can't be considered genuine.
No plea agreement exists, pros-
0 ecutors said, and one "is extreme-
ly unlikely based on the present
information available to the pros-
0 Mandela receives
treatment, reacts
Nelson Mandela was back in
the hospital for the third time in
four months Thursday, and the
94-year-old former South Afri-
can president was reported to be
responding well to treatment for a
chronic lunginfection.
South Africa's presidency said
that doctors were acting with
extreme caution because of the
advanced age of the anti-apartheid
leader, who has become increas-
ingly frail in recent years.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate
was admitted just before midnight
to a hospital in Pretoria, the South
African capital. He has been par-
ticularly vulnerable to respiratory
problems since contracting tuber-
culosis during his 27-year impris-
onment for fighting white racist
rule in his country.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

Pistorius granted
leave to compete
in upcoming race

ForUM party officials celebrate their victory in the CSG elections,

From Page 1
With 58 candidates running
for 21 available seats, the battle
for LSA representative was the
most competitive of all. After
4,055 votes were tallied and
weighted in order of preference,
forUM candidates had a clear
majority, winning 16 seats, and
youMICH secured five.
Once again in the major-

ity, forUM won five out of seven
seats in the College of Engineer-
ing, with youMICH securing the
remainder. Rackham Graduate
School elected seven indepen-
dent candidates alongside two
running with forUM and one
with youMICH. Business stu-
dents in youMICH won three out
of four representative seats.
The single seats for the Archi-
tecture, Dentistry, and Kinesi-
ology colleges and the Art and
Design, Medicine, and Music,

Theatre & Dance schools were
swept by forUM, while you-
MICH won the seats for DPS
Oversight, the School of Educa-
tion and School of Nursing. Inde-
pendent candidateswon seats for
the Information and Pharmacy,
and the Law schools.
The Defend Affirmative
Action Party only won repre-
sentation in the School of Social
Work. No candidates from new-
comer party momentUM have
been elected.

From Page 1
infraction" which can result in
two to four demerits.
Five demerits disqualify a
candidate and 10 disqualify a
LSA sophomore Laurel Ruza,
chair of youMICH, said her
party's complaints were filed at
about 8 or 9 p.m. and added that
she thought those hearings were
delayed to give forUM time to
Ruza said she was not
pleased with the conduct of the
. "I do think that there was
some petty politics between the
different parties," Ruza said.

"It is what it is. It's definitely
disappointing; I wish we could
keep it about the platform, the
election and running a clean
Ruza did, however, say she
was glad with the turnout.
Business junior Mike Proppe
and LSA sophomore Bobby
Dishell, youMICH's presidential
and vice presidential nominees,
declined to comment on what
the next step for youMICH will
The independent candidate,
Business junior Scott Chris-
topher - who came in third
place - said he has no plans to
file any complaints and doesn't
think complaints and UEC
hearings should be used to try
to change the outcome of an

"I think its over. I really hope
so," Christopher said.
Christopher added that
he understood the incentive
behind filing complaints, but
said he was pleased with the
voter turnout.
"We had the highest voter
turnout ever, which, in my
opinion, is a success because it
mirrors the students' voices,"
Christopher said. "If we look
back to my freshman year, I'm a
junior now, it wasn't this kind of
turnout and it wasn't taken seri-
Daily Staff Reporter Will
Greenberg and Daily News
Editor Alicia Adamczyk
contributed to this report.

Athlete suspected
of murder allowed
to run in world
PRETORIA, South Africa
(AP) - Oscar Pistorius could
compete at this year's world
championships after a South
African judge eased his bail
restrictions and ruled Thurs-
day that the athlete, who faces
a murder trial for the shooting
death of his girlfriend, can trav-
el overseas to run.
The international athletics
body said that if Pistorius quali-
fies, it had no objections to him
running - an event that could
eclipse the stir last year when he
became the first double ampu-
tee to compete at the Olympics.
Pistorius' agent told The Associ-
ated Press soon after the ruling
that the world championships
in Moscow in August could be a
possibility if the runner wanted
to return to the track on his car-
bon fiber blades.
Judge Bert Bam upheld the
Olympic athlete's appeal against
some of his bail restrictions, but
said the 26-year-old Pistorius
must travel under certain con-
ditions. The athlete could face
a life sentence if found guilty of
murder for the Valentine's Day
shooting death of Reeva Steen-
His passport will be held
by a court while he is in South
Africa, and he can only leave
the country if he provides an
itinerary of his travel plans at
least a week before he is due to
leave. Pistorius must also hand
his travel documents back to the
court within 24 hours of return-
ing home, Bam ruled.
"Based on this (the judge's
decision), and if he is up for it
and qualifies, the world champi-
onships will definitely be on the
radar," Pistorius' agent, Peetvan
Zyl, told the AP by telephone.
The judge's decision was
"fair," Van Zyl said, but any
return to track would be up to
Pistorius, who hasn't run com-
petitively since September and
hasn't trained for two months.
The worlds are in August, while
Pistorius' next court appear-
ance is June 4.
"It's his call. He's the one
under all the pressure for the
court case and grieving for
Reeva," the agent said.
Although Pistorius' lawyers
said in the appeal hearing that
he had no immediate plans to
compete, he would likely need
to return to track in the future
to earn money, they said. Pisto-
rius, widely known as the Blade
Runner for his prosthetic legs,
did not attend the court session.
"He has no desire to compete
now but it might change and

it will change," defense law-
yer Barry Roux told the judge
in arguing for Pistorius' travel
restrictions to be eased. Roux
said Pistorius would not try
and evade trial if he is allowed
to travel internationally, and
would eventually need to run
again "to earn an income."
"He is not going to run away
and hide. He is going nowhere,"
Roux told the judge in the
brown-walled courtroom in
the high court, where television
cameras and photographers
were allowed in to record the
proceedings. "Why stop him
from traveling under controlled
circumstances?" Roux added.
Pistorius says he killed Steen-
kamp accidentally when he fired
shots through a door in his bath-
room in the pre-dawn hours of
Feb. 14, fearing there was an
intruder in his house. Prosecu-
tors say he shot the model and
reality TV star intentionally
after they argued, and they have
charged him with premeditated
The IAAF, athletics' ruling
body, reiterated that it wouldn't
comment on the case involv-
ing Pistorius, but he would be
allowed to run at the world
championships if he met the
sporting criteria.
"If he qualifies for (the) Mos-
cow World Championships next
August, then on the basis of
(the) 'innocent unless proved
guilty' principle he would be
free to run," IAAF spokesman
Yannis Nikolaou said in a state-
ment emailed to the AP.
The decision on whether Pis-
torius could run at other events
would be at the "discretion of
meeting organizers" and not the
IAAF, Nikolaou said.
British Athletics chairman
Ed Warner said it was too early
to say if Pistorius would be
invited to the London Anniver-
sary Games in July at Olympic
Stadium, a meet to celebrate
the one-year anniversary of the
Olympics. Any decision would
be taken "with great care," War-
ner said.
Pistorius' last competitive
race was his victory in the 400
meters final at the London Para-
lympics in September last year.
He hasn't trained or "seen a
track" for around nine weeks,
agent Van Zyl said, but when he
was ready they would consider
both able-bodied and Paralym-
pic events.
Van Zyl saw no reason why
Pistorius shouldn't be allowed
to run again by athletics author-
ities while accused of murder
and said that he had been con-
tacted by race promoters who
wanted to see Pistorius return
to competition.
"If they (track bodies) don't
(of court) a free man, there might
be a problem,"Van Zyl said.

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Goodley said that lack of
understanding of this issue can
hinder communication between
the different social groups.
"We have to think about how
we define domestic violence,"
Goodley said. "If we don't know
how a community defines some-
thing, if we don't know how
they understand it, there is no
way that we should be helping ...
Because you don't even knowthe
framework that you are working
For instance, Goodley said
African-American women do not
like to be identified as "victims"
or "battered women" because
they don't think that these words
apply to them. Goodley dispelled
the myth that "a strong black
woman" can handle everything
on her own without help or sup-
Goodley said that there are
some aspects of modern society
that increase the chances for
a black woman to experience

domestic violence. She said many
people of color do not trust for-
mal systems such as law enforce-
ment, officers or courts because
of the disproportionate number
of African-Americans impris-
oned. Furthermore, the term
racial loyalty, as defined by
Goodley, promotes the idea that
women should withstand abuse
and self-sacrifice for the greater
good of her family instead of
bringing shame to her commu-
Goodley further emphasized
the intersection of multiple iden-
tities, and the idea that simulta-
neous identities of race, class,
and gender are felt by victims of
domestic violence. This means
that domestic violence is not only
a black issue or a women's issue
but a black women's issue as well.
Goodley said that cultural
competence and having self-
awareness of other cultures
helps people to understand each
other better and take what we
learn to translate into solutions
for domestic violence.
Goodley concluded by saying
that men want to be involved,
and should be involved, in find-

ing a solution to violence against
"There is not just room for
men, but it is required," she
Holly Rider-Milkovich, the
director of Sexual Assault Pre-
vention and Awareness Center,
was in attendance at the event
and said that the lecture com-
memorated Williams as well as
seeking to positively impact the
University campus.
"This event is incredibly
important to our community,"
Rider-Milkovich said. "This
is a time when we reflect on
Tamara's death and then seek
to move from that place of vio-
lence and her loss to create a
more positive campus environ-
LSA sophomore WillaAdamo
said that she enjoyed hearing
Goodley speak and feels more
informed about domestic vio-
lence communication.
"(The lecture) was very
down-to-earth," Adamo said.
"I'm not a social work major but
she made it applicable to real
life and everyday interactions
with people."

From Page 1
dents affected will use the Uni-
versity's alternative solutions
because many will opt to stay
with friends.
"We need to find out how
many need a place for the eve-
ning to go to and work with our
existing places in housing and
spaces out in the community,"
Logan said. "We'll help them out.
We'll make sure everybody is
taken care of."
The most immediate concern
is making sure that electrical sys-
tems are safe after possibly being
shorted by the water. After elec-
trical systems are suppressed,
the facilities staff will try to
repair the damage and assess the
value of the loss, which includes
several ruined computers. All
drywall and ceiling tiles will also
have to be replaced.
Campbell speculated that it
would take at least a month to
In an interview later in the
day, Logan added that students
would not be compensated for
personal items damaged or
destroyed by the flood. Residents
will have to file claims with their
parents' homeowners insurance
or independent renter's insur-

ance in order to receive compen-
sation for their loss.
At the earliest, students who
live on the third or fourth floor
of the building will be allowed
to move back into their room
on Saturday or sometime next
week. In the meantime, resi-
dents will be allowed to return
to collect their personal belong-
ings while restoration services
Students who have classes
in North Quad should check
department websites for infor-
mation about alternative class-
room assignments. In an e-mail,
MacKie-Mason wrote that the
School of Information would
be releasing a statement later
tonight about how the flood
would affect that school's class
LSA senior Adam Kleven
was in a class in North Quad at
the time of the evacuation and
said people were making noise
in the hallway before anyone in
the room was aware of the flood.
When the instructor went to
investigate, she saw the water
creeping down the hall.
"It got pretty bad at one point;
the water went pretty much
across the whole room," Kleven
said. "When the water started
creeping into our classroom, our
teacher gave me a number to call

... The guy on the phone started
At about 11:25 p.m., main-
tenance staff told the class to
leave the building. While exiting,
Kleven described water flowing
freely down the staircases and
across the hallways.
North Quad opened for aca-
demic and residential use in fall
2010. Commanding a price tag of
$175 million, it is also the new-
est residence hall at the Univer-
sity. At full capacity, the building
houses 450 upper-level under-
graduate students and has facili-
ties for television production,
performance areas, classroom
and seminar spaces, and a large
computer lab.
Mildew and mold will likely be
an ongoing concern during the
extensive restoration process.
The value of damage to the build-
ing has not yet been assessed by
the University.
The Sweetland Writing Cen-
ter is also based out of the base-
ment of North Quad. It has since
been relocated to the Modern
Language Building because of
water damage.
Three firms worked on differ-
ent facets of the project and it is
unclear at this time which firm
was responsible for installing the
fire safety system that caused the

From Page 1
"The data is really impor-
tant," Asidao said, "but it's really
about those heartfelt messages."
"We're really focused on the
themes of hope and resilien-
cy," CAPS director Todd Sevig
added. "Those can be present in
even our hardest struggles."
E. Royster Harper, the Uni-
versity's vice president for stu-
dent affairs, addressed a crowd of
about50 people attheunveilingof
the project. She remarked that it
is a creative approach to the seri-
ous issue and encouraged those in
attendance to continue thinking
of innovative ways to help.
"I think that it is just really far
too many to imagine the real loss
in talent, in gift, in the sense of
community, in the possibilities,
when someone takes their own
life," Harper said. "We remem-
ber the pain, and all the things
we wish we could have done. But
the one thing we can do here is
to make sure they understand
how important they are."j
After viewing the tiles and
chatting with other attendees,
Harper said she was impressed
by what CAPS and the student
advisory board put together.
Though she hadn't yet filled

out a tile of her own, Harper
said after her address that she
has been blown away with the
altruism and the student body's
response to the issue.
"I had no idea that I would get
off the elevator and see and feel
what I have seen and am feeling
right now," Harper said. "You
know how you know the impor-
tance of something, but not
really the power of it? I've been
blown away by this."
LSA sophomore Lauren Roth,
a member of CAPS' student advi-
sory board, said she was happy
with the way the project came to
"We're making use of space
that wasn't being used before,"
Roth said. "I think it's going to
have a really positive impact on
students, especially by letting
them take one that resonates
with them and leaving one for
Engineering sophomore
Kevin Pitt said he thought the
event was a success and thinks
CAPS is taking the right steps
toward prevention.
"It's a big deal," Pitt said.
"I don't think suicide is really
talked about as a casual subject.
And to a point, I don't think it
should be, I think it should be
tackled in a more organized
manner like this."

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