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Super PAC for
Duggan raises
$3 million
A super PAC supporting
Detroit mayoral candidate Mike
Duggan has far outraised other
Michigan political groups this
year, taking in nearly three
times more than the second-
place fundraiser: the state
House GOP.
Turnaround Detroit report-
ed raising nearly $3 million as
of Friday, including $1 million
" from Penske Corp. and its found-
er, motorsports owner Roger
Penske. Other large donations
came from Carolina Hurricanes
owner and Compuware Corp.
co-founder Peter Karmanos Jr.
($300,000); Vanguard Health,
which owns the hospital system
Duggan used to run ($210,000);
and various Detroit-area compa-
nies and business titans.
Fed. judge rules
against abortion
A federal judge determined
Monday that new Texas abortion
restrictions place an unconstitu-
tional burden on women seeking
to end a pregnancy, a ruling that
keeps open dozens of abortion
clinics across the state while
officials appeal.
The ruling by District Judge
Lee Yeakel came one day before
key parts of the law the Legisla-
ture approved in July were set to
take effect. Lawyers for Planned
Parenthood and other abortion
providers argued in their lawsuit
that a provision requiring abor-
tion doctors to have admitting
privileges at a hospital less than
30 miles away would have effec-
tively shuttered about a third of
the state's 38 clinics that per-
form abortions.
* PSUto pay $59.7
million to pay
Sandusky victims
Penn State said Monday it is
* paying $59.7 million to 26 young
men over claims of child sexual
abuse at the hands of former
assistant football coach Jerry
Sandusky, a man once revered
as a university icon who is now
serving what is effectively a life
prison sentence.
Nearly two years after the
retired coach was first charged
with child molestation, the
school said 23 deals were fully
signed and three were agree-
ments in principle. It did not dis-
close the names of the recipients.
The school faces six other
claims, and the university says
it believes some of those do not
have merit while others may pro-

duce settlements.
White House
considering ending
spying on allied
The Obama administration
is considering ending spying on
allied heads of state, a senior
administration official said, as
the White House grappled with
the fallout from revelations
that the U.S. has eavesdropped
on German Chancellor Angela
The official said late Monday
that a final decision had not been
made and an internal review was
still underway.
The revelations about Nation-
al Security Agency monitoring
of Merkel were the latest in a
months-long spying scandal that
has strained longstanding alli-
ances with some of America's
closest allies. Earlier Monday,
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair-
woman of the Senate Intelli-
gence Committee, called for a
"total review of all intelligence
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

From Page 1
reform is not perfect, Coleman
called the issue an "opportu-
nity" that the University favors.
SACUA Chair Karen Stall-
er said though the sequester
impacts national issues, it can
also affect the University. For
example, immigration reforms
would increase the potential for
diversity among students and
At SACUAs request, Coleman
addressed the issue of minor
safety on campus, in light of con-
versations sparked by the child
sexual-abuse scandal at Penn-
sylvania State University. A Uni-
versity panel on the topic that
the Athletic Department didn't
perform national-level criminal
background checks before hir-
ing people to work at its summer
camps. Coleman maintained
that background checks are
always performed, though she
From Page 1
"Who you marry might be
the most important decision
in your life - more so than
the first job you have," she
Christine Dauenhauer, asso-
ciate director of global business
From Page 1
is the cultural perspective that I
speak from."
Boyd said she hopes her
poetry can help people better
understand the social problems
we face today and better under-
stand themselves.
"We're inthebusinessofusing
words to get people to think and
to feel beyond their own per-
sonal selfish desires," Boyd said.
"It's about people having a more
nuanced way that they deal with
other people, the way that they

was unsure about national ver- SACUA meiber Charlie
sus state of Michigan databases. Koopmann said lee was very
"Every department probably opposed to the current position
engages with minors in some of the billboard. His concerns
way on campus, so it's obviously were similar to those of the
a tough situation," Coleman said. Council members, claiming that
Finally, Coleman examined the billboard distracts drivers.
the recent debate over the elec- He said the $3-million price tag
tronic billboard between Crisler is likely a reason the University
Arena and Michigan Stadium - is quick to defend its creation.
a topic also recently broached After Coleman's departure,
by the Ann Arbor City Council. SACUA rounded out the meet-
Some Ann Arbor officials oppose ing with an executive session
the the billboard, saying it is dis- and a decision to ultimately
tracting to drivers. decline to act on a letter drafted
"I believe it's the driver's by the President's Commission
responsibility to not be distract- for Women's Affairs. The letter
ed," Coleman said. "My opinion was presented to various faculty
specifically is irrelevant, but I do governance groups for endorse-
like the idea of informing people ment, and though thecommittee
about lesser known sports on supported its interests in diver-
campus, such as women's vol- sity, SACUA disagreed with the
leyball." group's wording regarding qual-
She maintained that the Ath- ifications for potential presiden-
letic Department put thought tial candidates, and decided not
into the billboard's placement, to act.
and intentionally positioned the Next week's meeting will
sign out of view of residential begin with liaison reports from
areas. individual meetings.
services at Proctor & Gamble, - a topic broadened by Sandberg
emphasized the importance of in Lean In.
a trusted relationship between Engineering graduate student
employee and employer as a Cecily Wu said learning about
part of maintaining her bal- the panelists' experiences was
antce. particularly valuable to her, as
Dauenhauer said maintaining engineering is typically a male-
communication with her boss dominated field.
while on maternity leave was a "These women were brave in
factor in getting the projects she pursuing their career, and it was
wanted after returning to work inspiring to learn about their
deal with themselves, and to not that time, the series also spon-
be afraid to have a sense of their sored a conversation with Eng-
own voice. Hopefully what poet- lish Prof. Aaron Van Jordan, an
ry does is to get you to challenge established poet.
yourself in some very fundatmen- The series has gone on to
tal ways." host famous names 'such as
Grice suggested the idea for Nikky Finney, who won the
the series because, while the 2011 National Book Award for
LSA department offers signifi- her poetry volume "Head off
cant academic programming, & Split: Poems" and was the
she felt DAAS could engage in Living Poet featured in Febru-
the arts more. , ary.
"I love poetry so that's kind of "We try to reach out to
how it got started," Grice said. everybody," Grice said of
In Oct. 2011, the series fea-- the series. "There are really
tured a roundtable of three some incredible artists out
poets: Vievee Francis, Mary there, and we should support
Leader and Mark Turcotte. At them."

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people going through the legal
immigration process. Duringthis
provisional period, the people in
this category would have to pay
taxes, pass English examinations
and pay fees - a proposal Munoz
said is cumbersome but fair.
The third bucket focuses on
reforming the existing legal
immigration system, which
Munoz called "broken and badly
The immigration system is
comprised of a family-sponsored
process, in which legal citizens
and residents cats petition for
family merbers to receive visas
and ai employer-sponsored pro-
cess, in which companies try to
do the same for people they'd like
to hire.
Both systems have not been
updated since 1991, according to
One highlight of the proposed
legislation is the creation of a
new visa category for people
with advanced degrees in sci-
ence, technology, engineering
and mathematics fields.
"We train the best and the
brightest from all across the
world at our institutions of
higher learning, especially in
STEM areas, where we have
great needs for workers and tal-
ented people," she said. "Then
we don't make visas available for
them to stay."
Such a predicament, Munoz
said, illustrates why employ-
ment-based and family-based
immigration reform efforts need
to be combined, rather than
be framed in opposition to one
The final policy bucket
addresses how the government
will deal with the low-sectorr
labor stream after immigration
reform is implemented. Immi-
gration policymakers expectthat
there will still be some demand
for the low-wage labor.
Instead, Munoz said the pre-
ferred proposal is to acknowl-
edge that such a labor force
exists, structure it by providing
a path for people to get in the
country and create a temporary-
worker designation that provides
am eventual pathway to citizen-
"The challenge here is to come
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Sponsored by the U.S. Depart-
Iment of State, ther Fulbright
program is designed to increase
mutual relationships between

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 3
up with a process that protects
the rights of workers inthese sec-
tors in the U.S. from competition
and protects immigrant workers
from being exploited," Munoz
While there has been some
support to achieve immigration
reform in a piecemeal fashion,
Munoz argued that the com-
plexity and' interconnected-
ness of each policy component
demonstrates that none of the
pieces will move by themselves,
only as a part of a broader
reform effort.
Munoz also touted the poten-
tial reform bill's economic
benefits. According to the Con-
gressional Budget Office, the
proposed Senate bill would
increase GDP by 3.3 percent by
2025. Munoz added that it'would
have positive effects on innova-
tion and job creation, as well as
reduce the deficit by $800 billion
over the next in 25 years.
Though political impedi-
ments will be one of the biggest
obstacles toward moving for-
ward on immigration, Munoz
said the country's immigration
debates have always reflected
both where we were at the time
and the notion of immigrants as
the country's lifeblood.
"This law, if it passes, will
shape who we are just as much
as failing to pass it will shape us,"
she said.
Munoz, a Detroit native with
Bolivian immigrant parents, had
a full day on her return to cam-
pus, including a sit-down with a
group of policy students ina Pub-
lic Policy seminar on immigra-
tion reform.
Munoz also spoke with Pub-
lic Policy Dean Susan Collins,
University President Mary Sue
Coleman, and Martha Pollack,
provost and executive vice presi-
dent of student affairs.
In an interview before the
lecture, Munoz reflected on
the impact her experience as
an undergraduate had on her
future career path. Her daugh-
ter is currently a University stu-
"I was a liberal arts major
here," she said. "I am a firm
believer in the University as
a place which helps students
become good critical thinkers
and good writers, and that is a
set of skills which is irreplace-
the United States and other
countries through scholarship.
Named for Senator J. William
Fulbright who made a motion
to use surplus war funding as a
means of sponsoring students in
the fields of education, culture,
and science in 1945.

Allegations of U.S. spying
in Europe makes waves

Sen. Feinstein
calls for 'total
review' of U.S.
BERLIN (AP) - The Unit-
ed States could lose access
to an important law enforce-
ment tool used to track ter-
rorist money flows, German
officials said Monday, as
Europe weighed a response to
allegations that the Americans
spied on their closest European
allies. ,
In Washington, Sen-
ate Intelligence Committee
Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein
called for a "total review" of
all U.S. intelligence programs
in response to the allega-
tions - activity the California
Democrat said she wasn't told
Feinstein said that while her
committee was informed of the
National Security Agency's col-
lection of phone records under
a secret court order, it "was not
satisfactorily informed" that
"certain surveillance activi-
ties have been in effect for
more than a decade" - includ-
ing eavesdropping on German
Chancellor Angela Merkel's
own cellphone.
She said President Barack
Obama was also not told that
Merkel's communications were
being collected since 2002.
"With respect to NSA col-
lection of intelligence on
leaders of U.S. allies-includ-
ing France, Spain, Mexico
and Germanylet me state
unequivocally: I am totally
opposed," Feinstein said in a
statement Monday.
"Unless the United States is
engaged in hostilities against
a country or there is an emer-
gency need for this type of sur-
veillance, I do not believe the
United States should be col-
lecting phone calls or emails
of friendly presidents and
prime ministers," Feinstein
said. "The president should be
required to approve any collec-

tion of this sort."
Spain became the latest U.S.
ally to demand answers after
a Spanish newspaper reported
.that the NSA monitored more
than 60 million phone calls in
that country during one month
alone. The report Monday in
the daily El Mundo case on
the heels of allegations of mas-
sive NSA spying in France and
With European leaders dis-
satisfied with the U.S. response
so far, officials have been cast-
ing about for a way to pressure
Washington to provide details
of past surveillance and assur-
ances that the practice will
be curbed. The challenge is to
send a strong message to Wash-
ington against wholesale spy-
ing on European citizens and
institutions without further
damage to the overall trans-
Atlantic relationship.
As possible leverage, Ger-
man authorities cited last
week's non-bindingresolution
by the European Parliament
to suspend a post-9/11 agree-
ment allowing the Americans
access to bank transfer data
to track the flow of terrorist
German Justice Minister
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnar-
renberger said Monday she
believed the Americans were
using the information to gather
economic intelligence apart
from terrorism and that the
deal, popularly known as the
SWIFT agreement, should be
suspended. That would rep-
resent a sharp rebuke to the
United States from some of its
closest partners.
"It really isn't enough to be
outraged," she told rbb-Info-
radio. "This would be a signal
that something can happen and
make clear to the Americans
that the (EU's) policy is chang-
Suspending the agreement,
officially known as the 'Terror-
ist Finance Tracking Program,
would require approval by an
overwhelming majority of the
28 European Union countries.
The agreement allows access to

funds transferred through the
private, Belgium-based Soci-
ety for Worldwide Interbank
Financial . teleconmmunica-
titn, which handles the move-
ment of money between banks
Asked Monday if the NSA
intelligence gathering had
been used not only to protect
national security but Ameri-
can economic interests as well,
White House spokesman Jay
Carney said: "We do not use
onur intelligence capabilities
for that purpose. We use it for
security purposes."
Still, he acknowledged
the tensions with allies over
the eavesdropping disclo-
sures and said the White
House was "working to allay
those concerns," though
he refused to discuss any
specific reports or provide
details of internal White
House discussions.
The German justice min-
ister's comments follow days
of vocal indignation in Berlin
after German news weekly Der
Spiegel reported the NSA had
kept tabs on Merkel's phone
calls since as early as 2002,
three years before she became
Merkel said Friday that she
was open to the idea of sus-
pending the SWIFT agree-
ment, saying she "needed to
look at this again more closely"
and weigh "what we will lose
for the security of our citizens
and what we don't."
Germany and other Euro-
pean governments have made
clear they don't favor suspend-
ing the U.S.-EU trade talks
which began last summuer
because both sides stand to gain
so much through the proposed
deal, especially against com-
petition from China and other
emerging markets.
Still, the Europeans have said
they will insist that the trade
agreement includes stronger
rules for protecting data as a
result of the NSA allegations.
Data protection laws in Europe
are generally stronger than in
the United States.


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