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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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SACUA
oleman:
sequester
poses 'real
danger'
At SACUA meeting it's not resolved, and so that has
the potential to impact an entire
'U' president talks generation of students who won't
have those opportunities."
finances, STEM She added that the long-term
effects of sequestration have
visa reform the ability to impact the Uni-
versity's global competitive-
By STEPHANIE SHENOUDA ness. Last year, universities in
Daily StaffReporter China increased grant funding
by 15 percent and Germany saw
At Monday's Senate Advisory a 5-percent increase, while the
Committee on University Affairs University experienced a 5-per-
meeting, Mary Sue Coleman cent decrease.
conducted a discussion about "I encourage you all to reach
issue the University has been fac- out to whoever you can," Cole-
ing both in and out of the public man said. "Talk to anyone, even
sphere. the people that you know don't
Coleman initiated a conver- agree with you."
sation about the effects seques- The next round of cuts will be
tration -the automatic federal instituted in January or Febru-
budget cuts that took effect in ary.
March - have on the Univer- Coleman also discussed
sity. According to Coleman, the immigration reform, which she
effects pose "a real danger" to said she believes has seen an
University finances. "increased appetite for discus-
Coleman explained that sion," specifically in the business
decreased funding leads to loss community. The comments came
of grants and fellowships, which on the same day Coleman met
are considered "non-discrimi- with Cecelia Munoz, director of
natory," affecting every depart- the White House Domestic Poli-
ment. cy Council, who lectured on the
"I don't want to sound alarmist Obama administration's immi-
or dismal, but you need to under- gration policy at the Ford School.
stand how serious of an issue Though Coleman admitted the
this is," Coleman said. "Seques- current cultural context of the
tration will go on for 10 years if See SACUA, Page 3

ALLISON FARRAND/Daily
Cecilia Muoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, speaks about immigration reform at the Ford School of Public Policy Monday. Muloz is a
1984 University alum and MacArthur fellow for her work on civil rights and imigration
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White House for the president. It's members
include the vice president, cabi-
icial takes four- net members, and other agency
heads. The campus conversation
onged approach comes as the House of Repre-
sentatives prepares to decide
admin. policies whether it will move forward
with Senate bills that address
By BEN ATLAS immigration reform.
Daily Staff Reporter "When I was (at the Univer-
sity) in 2007, I gave a lecture
e University continued in in this very room, on this very
le as a steward of conver- subject, and was pretty much
on era-defining issues talking about the same piece of
ay. University alum Ceci- legislation," Munoz said on Con-
anoz, director ofthe White gress's slow movement.
e Domestic Policy Council, Despite this, Munoz main-
red a lecture on immigra- tained she was hopeful that
eform to a crowd of about reform could be achieved this
udents and faculty. year. Her talk Monday centered
e DPC coordinates all on why the immigration debate
conomic domestic policy is relevant to President Barack

Obama's broad policy goals,
where the debate currently
stands in the policy-making
process and its economic impli-
cations.
- The singular theme across
the Obama administration's
entire domestic policy agenda,
according to Munoz, is its effort
to drive the middle class for-
ward as the engine of economic
growth. Immigration reform,
she said, "is squarely part of that
agenda" for middle-class pros-
perity and can be broken down
into four "policy buckets."
The first bucket deals with
enforcement, as a secure bor-
der is essential to successful
immigration policy, Munoz said.
In addition to improving bor-
der security, the Department

of Homeland Security would
need to accelerate its efforts to
remove undocumented immi-
grants who have committed
serious crimes, been previously
deported or recently arrived to
the United States.
The second bucket, Munoz
said, involves addressing the
11-million undocumented work-
ers who are integrated into
workforces and communities
across the country.
The framework behind this
part of the proposal Munoz
said, is to create a mechanism
to get undocumented workers
"on the right side of the law" by
having them come forward, get
provisional status with a green
card and then wait in line with
See IMMIGRATION, Page 3

EVENT PREVIEW
* DAAS poetry
series to feature
Detroit writer

BOO000!

Alum to speak on
literary beginnings,
'activist' label
By CAROLYN DARR
DailyArts Writer
Tuesday, the Department of
Afroamerican and African Stud-
ies will again host a poetry read-
ing as part of its ongoing Living
Poets Series. The featured speak-
er this week is Melba Joyce Boyd,
a visiting professor who is a Uni-
versity alum and local Detroiter.
Boyd, the poet for this year's
event, is a Distinguished Profes-
sor and Chair of Africana Studies
at Wayne State University. She
has written 13 books and has won
multiple literary awards includ-
ing the 2010 Library of Michigan
Notable Books Award.
"She's an incredible poet, she's
a life long Detroiter and she's
also an incredible activist," said
V. Robin Grice, the DAAS gal-
lery manager who organized the
series. "Her name is really well
known, and a lot of people know
her as an activist, other people
know her as the chair at Wayne
State, and other people know her
as a poet, so it's going to be nice
for people to understand that
she's all of those things."
Boyd opened up about the
importance of poetry in society
today.

"I think probably in every situ-
ation, it has more to do with our
creating and conveying ideas
and issues that affect people on
a global level," Boyd said. "Creat-
ing those ideas and reconfiguring
themin such away that you're giv-
ing insight rather than just a sort
of typical way of looking at what
people think might be important."
Though many consider her to
be an activist, Boyd does not nec-
essarily identify herself as such.
However, from her college ,years
protesting the assassination of
Martin Luther King, Jr. to her
current poetry, Boyd continues to
speakout against injustice toward
Black Americans and American
society as a whole.
"I don't think about labels,"
Boyd said. "You do certain things
and people kind of begin to refer
to you as an activist. I think an
activist is a person with a certain
level of consciousness, and then
they incorporate that conscious-
ness into whatthey do."
Boyd said she considers herself
primarily a writer, both as a poet
and a scholar.
"I think because I am an Afri-
can American Studies scholar,
it put me in the position where
the work I was doing was activ-
ist work illuminating that reality
and that history and that culture,
which I think is a form of activ-
ism," Boyd said. "That's the expe-
rience that has nurtured me and
See POET, Page 3

NICHOLAS WiLLIAMS/Daily
Engineering freshman Katie Meyers played a hungry lion in the annual Living Arts Haunted House in the Living
Arts lounge at Bursley Residence Hall Monday. The theme this year was "Jack the Ripper's Haunted Toy Shop"
and featured Living Arts freshmen and peer mentors
CAMPUS LFE
Panelists discuss eaning
into women'sleadership

RESEARCH
University
students
awarded 33
Fulbrights
Michigan recieves
second-most grants
given this year
By STEPHANIE SHENOUDA
Daily StaffReporter
Thirty-three University stu-
dents were recipients of the
Fulbright grants, the second-
greatest number of grants to be
awarded to a university this year.
Names of recipients are not yet
available.
The Fulbright grant is a pres-
tigious government award that
funds research and education
programs overseas for up to a
year. About 1,800 are given to stu-
dents per year.
Seven University faculty mem-,
bers from Ann Arbor were also
awarded Fulbrights in the scholar
category, and a faculty member
from the Flint campus received a
Fulbright specialist grant.
Coming in at 39 recipients,
Harvard University was the only
institution with more honorees
than the University of Michigan,
one of whom was a student at
UM-Flint.
Two students declined their
grants to pursue other oppor-
tunities and two elected to par-
ticipate in Egypt, which has been
suspended for the 2013-2014 aca-
demic year.
See FULBRIGHT, Page 3

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ent inspired by discusses methods to help
women achieve their per-
cebook CO's sonal and professional goals.
The Center for Entrepreneur-
stseling book ship hosted the event, which
featured four panelists who
By YIJA ZHOU discussed some barriers to
For The Daily women achieving leadership
roles, along with the balance
event in Pierpont Com- of family and career.
':Monday hoped to The conversation started
e when women to "lean with the panelists' "lean in"
their career. the times - moments when
e event, "When and Why they were faced with unfore-
ase to Lean In," was in seen leadership opportunities.
a product of Facebook's Engineering Prof. Nancy
operating officer Sher- Love, one of the panelists, said
ndberg, and her book, her moment was about having
In: Women, Work, and the confidence to push herself.
Vill to Lead. The femi- Love cited her former posi-
philosophy, supported tion as University chair of the
ndberg's 2010 TED talk, Department of Civil and Envi-

ronmental Engineering as an
opportunity that allowed her
to grow. She said the posi-
tion was part of her leaving
her original career path as a
professor at Virginia Tech to
become more of a leader.
The panel also discussed
how their relations played a
role in their "lean in" move-
ment. Jan Garfinkle, founder
and managing director of
Arboretum Ventures, a ven-
ture capital firm specializing
in health care, said her career
was transformed when her
husband, Mike, decided to
quit his job and stay at home
to take care of their children.
Garfinke said the situation
came as a shock.
See LEAN IN, Page 3

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