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Friday, September 27, 2013 - 3

NEWS BRIEFS
DETROIT
Man charged in
hit-and-run death
of 8 year-old boy
A 47-year-old man has been
charged in the hit-and-run death
of an 8-year-old boy whose
bike was dragged by an SUV in
Detroit.
Wayne County prosecutors
say Alfonso Butler of Detroit is
scheduled to be arraigned Friday
on a charge of leaving the scene
of an injury accident causing
death.
Butler was in custody Thurs-
day. Prosecutor's office spokes-
woman Maria Miller says she
didn't know if he had an attor-
ney.
Police say Butler turned him-
self in to authorities Wednesday
and acknowledged his involve-
ment in the incident.
TORRANCE, Calif.
Toyota recalls
615,000 Sienna
minivans
Toyota is recalling 615,000
Sienna minivans in the U.S.
because they can inadvertently
shift out of park and roll away.
The recall involves Siennas
from the 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
and 2009 models years.
Toyota said Thursday that the
shift locking device can poten-
tially be damaged. If that hap-
pens, the minivans can shift out
of park even if the driver isn't
depressing the brake pedal.
Toyota said it has gotten
reports of 21 accidents and 2 inju-
ries related to the problem.
Owners will be notified of
the recall by mail. Dealers will
replace the shift-lock device for
free.
UNITED NATIONS
United Nations
Security Council
discusses Iran
The United States and the
other permanent members of
the U.N. Security Council said
Thursday they were pleased by
a new tone and attitude from
Iran in talks aimed at resolv-
ing the impasse over its nuclear
program and set a new round of
negotiations for next month.
After agroup meetingand then
a one-on-one session between
Secretary of State John Kerry
and Iranian Foreign Minister
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Kerry
called the talks "constructive"
and said he was struck by a "very
different tone" from Iran. But
he stressed that words must be
translated into action if Iran
wants to prove it is not seeking to
develop a nuclear weapon.
"We've agreedtotrytocontinue
a process that would try to make
concrete and find a way to answer

the questions that people have
about Iran's nuclear program,"
Kerry told reporters. "Needless to
say, one meeting and a change in
tone, that was welcome, does not
answer those questions."
NAIROBI. Kenya
Still dozens
missing from
Nairobi attack
After almost a week, there is
no precise death toll, no word on
the fate of dozens still missing and
no details on the al-Qaida-linked
terrorists who attacked Nairobi's
most upscale mall.
As al-Shabab militants struck
two Kenyan border towns and
threatened more violence, rela-
tives of the mall victims wept
outside the city morgue Thursday,
frustrated by the lack of informa-
tion and a holdup in the release of
bodies of the victims.
Roy Sam, whose brother,
33-year-old Thomas Ogala, was
killed, said hehadbeengoingtothe
morgue since Mondaybutworkers
there had not prepared his broth-
er's body, which was mangled by a
close-range gunshot wound to the
head - an apparentexecution.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

the deans and heads of individ-
SEARCH ual units-are so powerful at the
From Page 1A University, faculty often gravi-
tate to one "silo," instead of
reaching out to their colleagues
the firm's role in the selection in other areas.
process. "One (way to overcome that)
The first of the day's two is to give a little more power
forums, held at Hutchins Hall, to the provost," Schultz said.
was geared primarily toward "They always say, 'We don't
faculty and staff from the Ann have any carrots to do this.' It's
Arbor campus. The forum was okay for them to hold a little bit
the third so far, after one at the of tuition and general revenue
University of Michigan-Flint money to foster interdisciplin-
and one on the Medical Campus. arity."
Two more forums are planned In an interview after the
for Friday, one at the Univer- meeting, White, who is acting
sity of Michigan-Dearborn and as spokeswoman for the regents
the other in Blau Auditorium, during the search process, said
which will be geared toward she was intrigued to hear that
the Ann Arbor community and there is a need for increased
general public. collaborative programs at the
The forum opened with brief University - something that is
remarks from Regent Katherine often perceived to be one of the
White (D), the vice chair of the University's strengths.
board, who said the purpose of "I was really struck by the
the session was to help the com- repeated concern about collabo-
mittee better understand the ration across the disciplines and
needs and challenges facing the making that more available,"
staff. White said. "The University of
The Presidential Search Michigan is known for its inter-
Advisory Committee is com- disciplinary studies and work
posed of seven faculty members and research, but there were
and all eight members of the still concerns that there may
Board of Regents. The commit- not be resources that are easy to
tee's role, however, is purely get across the disciplines, and I
advisory as the final decision of think we really have to look at
whom will be selected will be that and make sure that we take
left to the regents. that to heart."
Search Advisory Committee others added that, although
members Lynn Perry Wooten, the University is rapidly
associate dean of undergradu- increasing its global opportuni-
ate programs at the Ross School ties for students and faculty, a
of Business; Jeffrey MacKie- future president needs to ensure
Mason, dean of the School of that they are devoting sufficient
Information; Tiya Miles, chair attention to the Ann Arbor com-
of the Afroamerican and Afri- munity and surrounding areas
can Studies department; and affected by economic hardship.
Regent Julia Darlow (D) were "We don't want to abandon
sitting behind the rostrum tak- our commitment to the local
ing notes on speakers' com- as we're going more global,"
ments. said Gloria Thomas, director of
Ranney briefly addressed the the Center for the Education of
faculty, saying the purpose of Women.
hiring a search consultant is not Later in the day, more mem-
to pick the next University pres- bers of the Presidential Search
ident, but to assist the Board Advisory Committee gath-
of Regents in finding qualified ered at the Modern Languages
candidates. Building to hear from students
"What you'll see is that this about many of the same issues.
is really a discussion session, a Regents Mark Bernstein (D),
listening session," Ranney said. Shauna Ryder Diggs (D) and
Several issues recurred Denise Illitch (D) were also in
throughout the faculty forum, attendance.
including faculty development About 75 students, includ-
and retention programs, provid- ing many members of Central
ing growth for basic research Student Government and large
opportunities and not just student organizations on cam-
applied research, refocusing on pus, commented on many of the
creating a diverse University same issues that the faculty had
and increasing cross-disciplin- addressed - as well as some
ary collaboration. others.
"We have a very unique posi- Student leaders presented
tion with Detroit not too far their findings from a campus-
away and other urban areas wide survey that solicited feed-
that we can draw from," James back from the student body
Logan, a BBA program outreach about what qualities they want-
coordinator at the Business ed to see in the next president
School, said. "I think it needs to as well as what issues should be
be a focus of the strategic plan prioritized during their admin-
of the University, not a subset or istration.
an aside. ... If we continue to go The results indicated that
down this path of not improv- students want the next presi-
ing declining underrepresented dent to focus on holding down
minority enrollment, it will tuition and related costs fos-
send the message that we are tering an inclusive and diverse
not the leaders and best in our campus environment, and
thoughts and our actions." developing quality capital cam-
Many faculty members said paigns.
they were not concerned solely "The majority thought that
with racial diversity, but also cost of attendance should be
deeply worried about socio- the next president's priority,"
economic diversity at the Uni- Kinesiology senior Jared Hunt-

versity. er, president of the University's
Engineering Prof. Bill Schul- chapter of the National Panhel-
tz spoke in favor of increasing lenic Council, said. In an inter-
interdisciplinary opportuni- view after the forum, he added
ties at the University for fac- that annual tuition increases
ulty - something that has been have made the University one of
a priority for students in recent the most expensive public insti-
years. Schultz said that because tutions in the nation.

"It is imperative that the
president maintains academic
prestige and expands experien-
tial research," Business senior
Dalia Adler, chair of the Univer-
sity of Michigan's Hillel govern-
ing board, said.
Public Policy junior Bobby
Dishell, vice president of CSG,
said the University needs to
reprioritize student input on
major renovation projects and
that fundraising efforts should
be more equitable - a barb
apparently criticizing a per-
ceived lack of student input
on the Munger Residence and
Stephen Ross' donation to his
namesake business school and
the Athletic Department earlier
in September.
One of the most passion-
ate arguments came from LSA
senior Tyrell Collier, president
of the Black Student Union,
who criticized the decline in
minority enrollment at the Uni-
versity in the wake of Proposal
2 - which outlawed the use
of affirmative action policies
in 2006. Citing a Bloomberg
Businessweek report from ear-
lier this week, Collier said the
University had failed to stanch
the decline through alterna-
tive recruitment programs in
districts with large numbers of
underrepresented minorities.
"I know the policies that we
have been trying after its pass
have not been working," Collier
said in an interview after the
event. "There has been a 30-per-
cent drop within a seven-year
span of black students, which is
completely unacceptable."
Collier's sentiments were
echoed by student speakers
throughout the evening. Some
said the minority communities,
but particularly black students,
felt as though they didn't have a
voice on campus and occasion-
ally experience bias incidents
from both peers and faculty.
Other students also emphasized
the socio-economic divide that
exists at the University.
Several students also spoke
about sustainability and climate
change - something they'd like
to see the next president com-
mitted to.
"The next president, as leader
of the world-renowned academ-
ic institution, needs to make
that sustainability is. part of
every student's lifestyle," LSA
junior Becca Liebschutz said.
In an interview after the
event, White said she was
excited to hear some student
perspectives that are often
addressed at regents meetings
and by the administration, but
seldom by students in a public
forum.
"What was different in this
session, I thought, was kind
of taking it to a new level,
it's this hope for integrating
sustainability into the cur-
riculum and making it more
how we teach, how we train,
how we educate, and that was
something I had not heard
before," White said.
While no timeline has been
set for selecting a new presi-
dent, historically, most recent
candidates have been picked in
November or December of the
year preceding a president's

retirement. Coleman will step
down in July.
Those who were unable to
attend a presidential search
forum may emailUMich.Presi-
dent@russellreynolds.com with
thoughts on priorities and chal-
lenges for the University and

CAMPAIGN
From Page 1A
cials over the past year, includ-
ing Coleman.
In a February interview with
The Michigan Daily, Coleman
said the campaign's strategy
would call on students to share
the impact giving has had on
their University experience,
especially as the University
intends to ramp up donations
earmarked for financial aid.
"We need to fashion this in
a way donors can get excited
about the difference they can
make in people's lives, so a
lot of this will be storytelling

about what students have done
and what the impact of having
various scholarships has been,"
Coleman said.
Whereas the Michigan Dif-
ference placed a significant
emphasis on capital projects like
new and expanded facilities,
the next campaign intends to
leverage fundraising dollars for
extending classroom experienc-
es with real-world immersion.
In April, University Pro-
vost Martha Pollack said the
campaign would also focus on
securing funding for "public-
good" projects centered around
four areas: human and envi-
ronmental health, poverty and
inequality, sustainable trans-
portation and K-12 education.

South Quad Residence Hall's
COCKROACHES cafe, Ciao Down Pizzeria,
From Page 1A temporarily closed because of
a cockroach infestation.
"Ann Arbor is no differ-
climbing up the wall." ent than any other city in the
Logan said roach prob- United States. We have cock-
lems are not unheard of at the roaches living in the sanitary
University. In January 2012, systems."
watching the kids? No, because
we don't have that training
From Page 1A mechanism for getting the peo-
ple that are properly trained that
are watching the kids."
turn the background check The camp is not accredited
around," Miranto said. by the American Camp Associa-
Ablauf later stated that back- tion, a century-old nonprofit that
ground checks include self- has accredited more than 2,400
reporting of any criminal history camps nationwide.
and online monitoring of camp The ACA's 300 standards for
employees. health, safety and program qual-
Miranto also said coaches at ity are geared toward lengthy
the camp receive no training in camps. Miranto said seeking
regards to sexual-abuse preven- accreditation for some of the
tion. Coaches may interact with short clinics the camp hosts
minors for a three-hour clinic or "would not be feasible."
up to weeks at a time. Campers Collegiate athletic depart-
who stayin University Residence ments across the country host
halls overnight are monitored by summer camps. Miranto said
residential staff. these camps typically function
The department said that differently than the University's.
camp directors, who train "Do they do it better?" she
their own staff, are extensively said. "I'm sure there's absolutely
trained. Instruction focuses schools that do it better than us
on procedures, protocol, pre- right now."
camp logistics and child-safety Ablauf later noted in response
training. Coaches are told not to Miranto's comments that
to spend one-on-one time with the athletic camps are lauded
campers. nationwide as model structures
LSA senior Lexi Erwin, senior for similar programs.
outside hitter on the Michigan The head coaches of each
volleyball team, coached volley- individual sportpersonally own
ballplayers at a Universitycamp. their camps, Miranto said. The
Erwin said she and the other camps are limited liability com-
coacheswalked themto the gym, panies, for which the University
dorms and dining hall, escorting and coaches are not personally
them for most of the day. She responsible for the actions of the
said her training consisted of 30 company. This system allowed
minutes of street-safety lessons coaches to make a profit from
and two concussion-detection their camps, an activity that's
tests. not allowed by the nonprofit
When Miranto assumed her University.
role at the University two-and- "You're dealing, essentially,
a-half years ago, she said there with third parties," Miranto
was no central policy or resource said. "Yeah, they're employed by
in regards to safety policy for the University, but essentially a
minors. third-party vendor that's com-
The Jerry Sandusky case ing on and giving you money to
at Pennsylvania State Univer- use your facility and they want
sity shifted Miranto's previous to run their business the way
finance operation role into one they want to run it."
of safety and risk management. Miranto said the coaches'
Since becoming the athletic preference to operate their
camp administrator, Miranto camps independently can
has developed a policy to pro- thwart the University's mission
tect minors. She said it's "by no for hosting young athletes: to
means perfect" She said her establish future Wolverines.
intention at the minor-safety "We want them to be stu-
seminar was to gather informa- dents here someday," Miranto
tion from childcare experts to said. "We want them to maybe
improve the policy. become our student athletes
A typical risk at the summer someday. So the experience that
camps, Miranto explained, is a they get, and this is actually
student athlete escorting camp- really challenging for us to dis-
ers down hectic State Street. seminate to our coaches, is that
"The one that's supervising experience could shape what
and he's walking and he's tex- they do in the future.... We want
ting," Miranto said. "Is he really them to be safe."
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EPA
From Page 1A
his introduction, Law School
Dean Mark West said the Sen-
ate Committee on Environment
and Public Works asked McCar-
thy more than 1,100 questions
during her hearing.
McCarthy's career started
in public health, working in
Canton, Mass. During her ten-
ure there, the city discovered a
mismanaged hazardous waste
site, which was linked to high
cancer rates.
"It really was an opportunity
for me to see how important
environmental issues were to
public health and how much
people cared about them,"
McCarthy said. She added
that it was a turning point that
focused her career toward both
environmental protection and
public health.
During her address, McCar-

thy applauded the University
of Michigan for its Planet Blue
Sustainability Program among
other initiatives.
"U of M has the only environ-
mental justice Ph.D. program in
the country" she said, adding
that environmental justice was
"capsulized" at the University
in 1990 when two University
professors founded a council
dedicated to sustainability.
Outside Hutchins Hall, a sin-
gle demonstrator tried to gather
signatures for a petition to ban
hydraulic fracturing - often
called fracking - in Michigan.
McCarthy briefly commented
on fracking during the Q&A ses-
sion that immediately followed
her speech, saying it wastes
water and contains pollution
risks, but could become eco-
nomically and environmentally
feasible with further research.
A large portion of McCar-
thy's address was devoted to
global climate change. McCar-

thy said she received a "boost"
halfway into her confirmation
hearings when Obama made
a speech stating that climate
change is real and accelerated
by humans.
"It is a speech that I have
been waiting for an American
president to give for at least 15
years," McCarthy said.
The conference will continue
on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in the McDowell Room in South
Hall, and will include panels
on environmental and public
health topics. David Uhlmann,
the director of the Environmen-
tal Law and Policy Program,
moderated the question-and-
answer session.
"We're very much look-
ing forward to having a ter-
rific turnout at the conference
tomorrow and a lively discus-
sion of the challenges we face,
which the administrator talked
about so eloquently today," he
said.

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