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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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ADMINISTRATION
University
ranks 28th
in latest
nat'l report
U.S. News and one piece students should consid-
er before deciding which college
World Report ranks or university to attend. Ultimate-
ly, one student's perfect school
'U' fourth among differs from another's, making it
impossible to base perspectives
publicschools on a higher institution solely by
its rank.
ByJENIFER CALFAS Fitzgerald added that the Uni-
Daily StaffReporter versity strives to offer the best
education possible for students
Just days after the Michigan without much regard to the rank-
football team moved up the ranks ings.
of The Associated Press's NCAA "Our commitment is to the
football rankings, the University academic experience and to
has also jumped up in the latest the academic excellence and to
national college standings. the education of our students,"
The U.S. News and World Fitzgerald said. "That's the num-
Report ranked the University 28th ber one priority."
overall in its national rankings, The 'U.S. News and World
one spothigherthanlastyear. Report also ranked schools in
The report, released Tues- individual categories. The Uni-
day, again ranked the University versity's Ross School of Business
of Michigan as the fourth-best tied for second with the Massa-
public university, behind the Uni- chusetts Institute of Technology
versity of California, Berkeley; and Berkeley for the best under-
the University of California, Los graduate business programs,
Angeles; and the University of improving from its third spot last
Virginia. year.The schoolrecentlyreceived
In the past, the University has half of the historic $200 million
ranked consistently in the top 30 donation from its namesake Ste-
nationally, coming back from a phen Ross, who said he hopes his
five-yearstreak ofdroppinginthe gift will make it "the best busi-
rankings from 2007 to 2011. ness school in the country."
University spokesman Rick The College of Engineering's
Fitzgerald said rankings are only See REPORT, Page 7A

I ttIN KIRKLAD/Daily
LSA junior Kenyon Calhoun attempts to block LSA sophomore Jarreau Boyer's layup during a pick-up basketball game at the Palmer Field Tuesday evening.
STATE GOVERNMENT
.funding next forHouse

State legislators Representatives has turned
its focus to a litany of other
to address K-12 issues, including education
and transportation.
curriculum, roads On Tuesday, the House
began its first full legislative
By BEN ATLAS week following the summer
Daily StaffReporter break. With the budget for fis-
cal year 2014 set to take effect
Now that the Medicaid on Oct. 1, the body will have
expansion bill has passed and to decide quickly on how to
is ready for approval from proceed with the K-12 Com-
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, mon Core State Standards in
the Michigan state House of math and language arts, which

have already been adopted in
45 states. The standards were
drafted by the National Fed-
eration of Governors.
The Michigan legislature
formally adopted the stan-
dards in 2010, but implemen-
tation is yet to occur. In the
spring, the House passed a
budget amendment sponsored
by state Rep. Tom McMillin
(R-Rochester Hills) that with-
held funding to the Michigan
Department of Education for

the purpose of applying the
standards.
"The amendment went in
because people wanted the
opportunity to study it fur-
ther, so in order to get enough
votes to pass a budget, we hit
the stop button (on Common
Core)," said House speaker pro
tempore John Walsh (R-Livo-
nia), who supports adoption of
the standards.
House minority leader Tim
See FUNDING, Page 7A

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IN REMEMBRANCE
SNRE student
remembered
for joyful spirit,
enthusiam

Doctoral student
dies over weekend
from undiagnosed
neurological issues
By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily StaffReporter
A memorial service will be
held Wednesday for Courtney
Wilson, a doctoral student in the
School of Natural Resources and
Environment, who died Mon-
day after a series of neurological
problems over the weekend.
SNRE faculty and students
will gather in the Dana Build-
ing's Ford Commons to reflect
upon and celebrate Wilson's life
between noon and 1 p.m.
Wilson, who completed her
master's degree at SNRE, had

been studying the use of satellite
images to analyze paved surfaces
in Southeast Michigan. She was
one of six students in her class of
Ph.D. students.
In an interview Tuesday,
SNRE dean Marie Lynn Miranda
said Wilson had a joyful spirit,
an incredible work ethic and was
especially interested in the ways
human activity affects lands and
ecosystems.
In an e-mail sent to SNRE
faculty and students Tuesday,
Miranda noted Wilson, "not sur-
prisingly," was an organ donor.
Honoring her dedication to the
life sciences, Wilson's parents
have agreed to an autopsy that
they hope will advance medical
knowledge since Wilson's condi-
tion occurred suddenly and has
yet to be diagnosed.
"This entire situation is diffi-
See STUDENT, Page 7A

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
CSG fails to
confirm new
leader for
commission
After heated debate
and closed session,
Proppe issues new
application
By BRANDON SHAW
Daily StaffReporter
A heated debate took place
in the Central Student Govern-
ment chambers Tuesday night,
as members of the Voice Your
Vote commission voiced their
concerns about the proposed
nomination of LSA sophomore
Samantha Audia as the organiza-
tion's next chair.
On Aug. 15, CSG President
Michael Proppe issued an execu-
tive order to reinstate the VYV
commission for the 2013-14 aca-
demic year. Although the com-
mission was initially excluded
from the 23 executive commis-
sions structured by Proppe and
See CSG, Page 7A

Business graduate student Santiago Gonmez studies in the Winter Garden at the Business School Tuesday.
Ross creates grad program
for non-bus iness students

Masters program
to focus on business
fundamentals
By PAULA FRIEDRICH
Daily StaffReporter
The Ross School of Business
is rolling out a new graduate
program for students without

a business background.
The 10-month Master of
Management program's appli-
cation is closed to graduates
with a business degree, aimed
instead at students in fields
such as engineering or the
arts who desire more business
skills in an increasingly com-
petitive job market.
Program officials cite an
ever-growing demand for a

diverse set of skills and the
importance of business as a
global factor as the impetus
behind the program.
"It would be applicable, I
think, for practically anything
you would want to do later in
life," said Damian Beil, the pro-
gram's faculty director and an
associate professor..
The program focuses pri-
See ROSS, Page 7A

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