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Thursday, April 3, 2014

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President Barack Obama addressed his administration's push to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour at the Intramural Sports Building on South Campus Wednesday afternoon.

Speech echoes,
Johnson in '64

Wages focus of address

50 years after Great
Society speech, a
new call for equal
opportunities
By KATIE BURKE
ManagingEditor
Fifty years ago, former Presi-
dent Lyndon Johnson stood
in Michigan Stadium and out-

lined his plan to create a "Great
Society" in the United States.
Wednesday, President Barack
Obama stood in the Intramu-
ral Sports Building and rallied
the crowd with his vision of
"opportunity for all."
Johnson told University
graduates in his 1964 com-
mencement address, "Your
imagination, your _ initiative,
and your indignation will
determine whether we build
See SPEECH, Page 3A

Students, faculty
praise Obama's
loyalty to the
University
By JENNIFER CALFAS
ManagingNews Editor
As President Barack Obama
approached -the podium at the
Intramural Sports Building,
more than 1,400 students and
University affiliates rose from

their seats, eliciting a thunderous
applause.
Obama traveled to the Univer-
sity Wednesday to speak about
his proposal to raise the federal
minimum wage from $7.25 to
$10.10 per hour. In his speech,
Obama pointed to the state's
efforts to support the bill and
brought a partisan tone to his
speech, calling out Republicans
in Congress who oppose the pro-
posal,
"You've got a choice," Obama
said. "You can give America the
shaft, or you can give it a raise."

Obama noted the extreme liv-
ing conditions in America today,
adding that some full-time work-
ers are living in poverty despite
holding steady employment. In
Michigan, the minimum wage is
$7.40 per hour.
While the average American
who earns minimum wage is
35 years old, Obama noted the
importance of establishing a
higher minimum wage for col-
lege students - some of whom
will be entering the workforce in
a month.
"We should make it easier for

your generation to get a foothold
on the ladder of opportunity,"
Obama said, with applause short-
ly following. "And we believe the
economy grows best not fromthe
top down, but from the mid out."
Obama has made more visits
to the University than any sitting
president in history. In 2010, he
served as the University's Spring
Commencement speaker. The
president visited the University
again in 2012 to discussthe rising
cost of higher education - a point
he touched on Wednesday.
See OBAMA, Page 3A

CAMPUS LIFE
Administrators
discuss revised
misconduct policy

Head of SAPAC says
'U' is a national
leader in handling
sexual misconduct
By CLAIRE BRYAN
DailyStaffReporter
On Wednesday afternoon, The
Michigan Daily and the Univer-
sity's Office of Student Life part-
nered to host a panel discussion for
students to voice their questions
about the University's sexual mis-
conduct policies. The event was
tailored around students' ques-
tions and helped to clarify some of
the changes to the Student Sexual
Misconduct Policy, the Universi-
ty's education process and resourc-
es available for the survivors of
sexual assault.
Holly Rider-Milkovich, director
of the University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Cen-
ter, joined Dean of Students Laura

Blake Jones; Jay Wilgus, director
of the office of Student Conflict
Resolution; and Anthony Walesby,
the University's Title IX coordina-
tor, to engage with around 40 stu-
dents and community members in
the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan
Union.
Students also tracked the con-
versation online through a Twit-
ter live stream under the hashtag
#DailyDiscusses.
At the beginning of the discus-
sion, each panelist described the
respective roles his or her depart-
ment plays in investigations and
sexual misconduct prevention.
"SAPAC plays a significant role
in providing expertise and guid-
ance to the institution as it relates
to the creation of policy so that
we are representing the needs of
survivors and ensuring that the
best practices that we know of find
their way into the work that we are
doing," Rider-Milkovich said.
Walesby later outlined the mis-
sion of the office of Institutional
See POLICY, Page 2A

History Prof. Victor Lieberman, the 2014 Golden Apple Award winner, gives his "last lecture" at Rackham
Auditorium Wednesday.
Lieberm1an delivers 'last
lecture' for Golden Apple

ACADEMICS
ArmyROTC
takes trip to
Gettysburg
for training
Annual event
challenges students
to apply tactics to
historic battlefield
By AMIA DAVIS
Daily StaffReporter
Instead of learning about
battle tactics in the classroom,
junior officers in the University's
Army ROTC program visited the
battlefield itself.
Lieutenant Colonels Allana
Bryant and Wayne Dole took the
senior class on a weekend trip to
Gettysburg, Pa. to study the his-
toric Battle of Gettysburg. The
trip was part of an annual event
called a staff ride.
The staff ride is an annual
tradition in the Army ROTC in
which junior and commanding
officers travel to historic battle-
fields and study various tactics
See ROTC, Page 3A

Award-winning
prof. has spent 30
years teaching
By EMILIE PLESSET
Daily StaffReporter
About 750 University stu-
dents, staff and members of
the Ann Arbor community

stood and applauded as His-
tory Prof. Victor Lieberman
took the stage to receive the
Golden Apple Award and give
his "last lecture" Wednes-
day evening in the Rackham
Auditorium.
Sponsored by the Univer-
sity's chapter of Hillel, the
Golden Apple Award was
inspired by Rabbi Eliezer ben
Hyrkanos, a lst- and 2nd-

century Jewish scholar. The
award honors professors who
embody ben Hyrkanos' man-
tra of living as if each day is
his or her last, dispensing
their knowledge through stu-
dent engagement. The award
has been presented annually
for the past 24 years to highly
acclaimed professors nomi-
nated by students.
See LIEBERMAN, Page 3A

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