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Ann Arbor, Mich


Friday, September 27,2013


Faults exist
i summer
camp safety,
says director

Models showcase the garments of fashion designer Xu Rui during the "To See the Invisible" exhibit at the Michigan Union Thursday.
*Capital cmag rne

'The Victors of
Michigan' to
officially begin
early November
Daily News Reporter
When the Michigan Dif-
ference capital campaign con-
cluded in 2008, it was hailed
as the most fruitful fundrais-
ing effort in University his-
Five years later, senior Uni-
versity officials are preparing
their vast networks of donors,
alumni and brand power in

the hopes of replicating and
surpassing the previous suc-
Though primed by a serious
of record-breaking donations
over the past year - includ-
ing gifts from Stephen Ross,
Charles Munger, Helen Zell,
Penny Stamps and Jean and
Samuel Frankel totaling over
$400 million - the University
hadn't yet distinguished the
campaign with a name.
Thursday, the University
officially introduced "The Vic-
tors for Michigan" as the cam-
paign's title, just over a month
before its official launch on
In addition, the Univer-
sity announced details for the

campaign's kickoff, includ-
ing an outdoor celebration on
Ingalls Mall and a primetime
reveal at Hill Auditorium
hosted by University Presi-
dent Mary Sue Coleman and
campaign chair Stephen Ross.
The University is asking
students, faculty and commu-
nity members to join donors
and campaign volunteers at
both events In the evening,
students will share "why
Michigan needs victors."
University spokesman
Rick Fitzgerald said the cam-
paign branding ties to the
University's "The Victors"
video that was released ear-
lier this month. Many of the
themes stemmed from the

University's extensive brand-
ing research that lead to the
release of a new branding
focus last year.
In a May interview, Tom
Baird, assistant vice president
of development campaign
strategy, said Lisa Rudgers,
vice president for global com-
munications, would likely play
a role in naming the campaign,
as well as adding a greater
emphasis on social media.
"The Victors for Michigan"
campaign will focus on three
overarching priorities. In the
release, financial support was
listed as the highest prior-
ity and has been repeatedly
emphasized by top-level offi-
See CAMPAIGN, Page 3

On panel, head of
athletic camps admits
to serious gaps in
counselor checks
Daily StaffReporter
In candid discussion at a forum
Wednesday night, the head of the
University's athletic camps acknowl-
edged "significant gaps" in the Uni-
versity's ability to ensure the safety
of minors who participate in sports
camps over the summer.
More than 9,000campers between
the ages of 10 and 18 participate in
24 summer athletic camp programs
offered by the University. Participat-
ing on a panel Thursday regarding
the safety of minors on college cam-
puses, Athletic Camp Administrator
Katie Miranto expressed her concern
that the Athletic Department doesn't
do enough to vet its counselors.
"I can't even describe to you how
many gapsthere are and how nervous
I get over the summer," Miranto said
Thursday. "It's very hard to sleep."
Athletic Department spokesman
Dave Ablauf said in a statement that
Miranto's comments focused on how
the camp should improve as well
as issues that are actively receiv-
ing attention or have already been
"All programs should constantly
be looking for ways to improve -

and we're no different," Ablauf said.
"There's no way anyone could get
everything right all the time. We
were part of a public seminar to do
just that - to be open and transpar-
ent about our strengths, as well as
our areas of improvement."
One issue Miranto pointed out
was the thoroughness of the depart-
ment's background checks on coun-
selors. At the panel, Miranto said
the department runs ICHAT Michi-
gan background checks on potential
employees. However, ICHAT crimi-
nal history records provided by the
state of Michigan include only crimes
committed in-state, according to the
This means that crimes commit-
ted in staff members' home states,
including crimes that signify that
they should not be around children,
could be unknown tothe University.
At the panel, Miranto expressed
concern at this fact, noting that the
majority of the camp staff are from
outside the state of Michigan, but
Ablauf later clarified thatonly 33 per-
cent are from out-of-state.
Miranto said the department can't
afford to do a broader background
check in the short time they have to
vet counselors. The Athletic Depart-
ment has a budget of $137.5 million
for the 2013-14 year and projects a
$8.9 million surplus.
"That is a huge area of concern
right now, but the way the system is
built, it's really our only option for
cost reasons, for how fast we need to
See CAMP, Page 3

Markley home
to cockroaches,
students report

University Housing
cites next-door
construction as
reason for pests
For the Daily
Students in Markley are
reporting some unwelcome visi-
There have been about two
dozen complaints of cockroach
sightings at Markley Residence
Hall this semester, two of which
occurred in food preparation
facilities. The complaints began
shortly after the start of a demo-
lition project in the lot next to the
residence hall.
University Housing spokes-
man Peter Logan said the roach-
es are migrating from the Arbor
Heights demolition site and
entering Markley through open
windows or doors with loose
University Pest Management
services and Plant Operations
have responded by taping off
manholes. They will continue to
monitor the premises every two
weeks while also responding.to

complaints, Logan said.
Inside the residence hall,
pest-management staff placed a
food-safe treatment in the main
kitchen and one in the former
Hideaway restaurant, both areas
with complaints. They have also
placed roach-bait pesticides in
living quarters and other areas
with known cockroach activity.
"And then when they do put
down ... roach bait, it's placed
out of the way of residents just so
there's no contact there," Logan
said. "Their approach is actu-
ally more towards monitoring
and prevention than just broad
application of pesticides in living
Logan said the type of Ameri-
can roach found in Markley
doesn't thrive and probably won't
breed in the residence hall's dry
environment. The roaches are
expected to return to the pipe
systems after the project is fin-
ished mid-October.
LSA freshman Natalia Estes,
a resident of Markley, said she
and others have seen multiple
"You just hear people scream-
ing, and you know there's a cock-
roach," she said. "We had one in
here (our room) last week. It was

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at the Environemental Law and Policy Program conference at Hutchins Hall
EPA administrator kicks off
conference on environment

and faculty
weigh in on
pres. search
Diversity and
access focal
points of public
search forums
Daily News Editor
The Presidential Search
Advisory Committee got an
earful. And that's exactly
what they wanted.
On Thursday, members
of the University's Board of
Regents and the Presidential
Search Advisory Commit-
tee heard from faculty, staff
and students at two sepa-
rate forums held on campus
- soliciting feedback on the
opportunities and challeng-
es that await the University
in the near future as well as
what qualities they'd like to
see in the next president.
While not all regents or
committee members were
present, Alison Ranney, the
University's search consul-
tant from Russell Reynolds
Associates, took comments
from speakers and help the
audience better understand
See SEARCH, Page 3

McCarthy reflects tal Law and Policy Program
hosted Gina McCarthy, admin-
on record-long istrator of the Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, for an
confirmation address in Hutchins Hall on
public health issues related to
process, Obama climate change. Her speech
kicked off the program's two-
By TYLER GRIN day conference on environ-
For the Daily mental law and public health,
which ends Friday afternoon.
It wasn't certain that she McCarthy, nominated by
could get here, but finally the President Barack Obama in
U.S. Senate decided it'd be March to fill the EPA's top
alright. spot, was previously an envi-
Thursday, the Environmen- ronmental policy adviser to

five Massachusetts governors
- including former Repub-
lican presidential candidate
Mitt Romney. The U.S. Senate
confirmed her for the position
in July after a record-long con-
firmation battle.
McCarthy began her speech
poking fun at her confirmation
hearing, saying she would have
been at the University earlier if
the hearing had been shorter.
"The confirmation wasn't
the smoothest of confirmation
processes," she said. During
See EPA, Page 3


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