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NEWS BRIEFS
SUTTONS BAY TOWNSHIP, Mich.
Native American
man's skull turned
over to tribe
A skull that was apparently
passed downthrough generations
of a northern Michigan family
has been turned over to an Indian
group ina repatriation ceremony.
The family doesn't want
its name known, according to
Leelanau County Sheriff Mike
Borkovich. He told the Traverse
City Record-Eagle that the family
gave the skull to his office in
Sutton's Bay Township in the
northwestern Lower Peninsula.
The skull had been in the
family for years, Borkovich said.
He said an elderly family member
died and younger members didn't
want it.
According to family lore, a
family member was a mariner
on the Great Lakes, the sheriff
said. He said the family member
stopped at Beaver Island, where a
Native American offered him the
skull, according to the story.
DETROIT
Judge interviews
experts in Detroit
bankruptcy
A former New York lieutenant
governor was among the
candidates interviewed Friday as
a possible expert in the Detroit
bankruptcy case.
Judge Steven Rhodes said he
wants a set of fresh, experienced
eyes to offer opinions as Detroit
tries to emerge from bankruptcy
this year, and questioned Richard
Ravitch and others Friday in
court. Rhodes said during the
proceedings that he expected to
decide later Friday or by Monday,
but a court spokesman said in
a statement afterward that no
timetable for a decision was
determined.
Ravitch, 80, has had a long
career in public service and
has been outspoken about
financial risks faced by states
and local governments. He
told The Associated Press that
many promises no longer are
affordable.
CHICAGO
Clock ticking for'
states to adopt
health exchanges
For the more than 30 states
that defaulted to the federal
government under President
Barack Obama's health care law,
time maybe running out to decide
whether to create their own state-
run insurance exchanges.
With the chance to apply for
hundreds of millions of dollars
in federal help set to expire in a
few months, even Obama's home
state of Illinois is expressing
little interest in taking the next

step. The law's disastrous rollout
and lingering unpopularity have
made it risky to raise the issue
in a tense election year despite
Obama's announcement Thurs-
day that 8 million Americans
have signed up for subsidized pri-
vate insurance.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine
Gunmen detain
three journalists
in eastern Ukraine
Three foreign journalists
were temporarily detained by
pro-Russia insurgents in city in
eastern Ukraine on Monday.
One Belarusian and two
Italian journalists were stopped
by gunmen as they reported in
the city of Slovyansk, which has
been occupied by pro-Russia
forces for more than a week.
Slovyansk is one of many cities
in Ukraine's Russian-speaking
eastern region where insurgents
are demanding greater ties
with Russia.
Dmitry Galko told The
Associated Press that he and
two Italian colleagues were
taken in then freed some time
later after a document check.
-Compiled from
Daily mire reports

EDUCATION
From Page 1A
addresses the issue of public
school improvement, taking aim
at how budget cuts have forced
cuts in art and music programs.
In his release, Schauer suggest-
ed bringing back these "impor-
tant" subjects to public schools,
as well as hoping to implement
plans to help teachers improve
their skills and supporting year-
round schools. The policy note
also outlined a plan to put Mich-
igan on the path to a universal
pre-school.
To fund his education poli-
cies, Schauer proposed a study to
determine the cost of adequately
educating a child in a public
school. He will use this study
as a guideline to determine how
much money must be spent on
K-12 students, suggesting pos-
sible changes to Michigan's Tax
Proposal A, a 1994 reform which
shifted public school funding
from property taxes to state

sales taxes.
With regard to higher educa-
tion, Schauer proposed increas-
ing financial support for state
universities and community col-
leges and offering scholarships
to students who dual enroll, are
in technical training or doing
college-technical coursework.
Though detailed in its aims,
the policy plan provided no
clear funding plans. Emily
Benavides, communications
director for Rick Snyder's
campaign team, Rick for
Michigan, called the policy plan
a "campaign brochure" and said
its vague wording and unclear
budget planning demonstrate
Schauer's insufficient
leadership skills.
"What voters can take away
from this proposal is Schauer
demonstrating once again that
he's unprepared," Benavides
said. "He is not prepared to talk
about implementation and fol-
lowing through on policy and
that's something that governor
Snyder has been doing for the
past three years."

'UN^^'''A^^R-"-Va"ly
Ford sophomore Isa Gaillard voices concerns at a meeting with staff and artchitects Monday at the Trotter Multicultural
Center to discuss present concerns and future expectations for the new center.

TROTTER
From Page 1A
to the larger issues of diversity
and how the New Trotter Center
could help in changing racial cli-
mate on campus.
"This is the beginning of a
process that is going to be sus-
tained," he said. "It is about
much more than just a building."
Broad issues regarding cam-
pus climate were introduced in
the large group dialogue to start
the meeting. Multiple students
reiterated feelings of frustration
regarding the level of awareness
about Trotter itself, and the work
that they're doing to improve
it. They said the University,
and overall student body, must
acknowledge there is a problem
and commit to making it a priori-
ty before a solution can be found.
Students then broke into
smaller groups, each one tar-
geting a different issue intro-

duced in the initial conversation.
Groups focused on how the New
Trotter Center could address
these issues.
Suggestions included relo-
cating the center and including
information about the center in
campus tours to increase acces-
sibility and draw more students
into the Trotter community.
Public Policy senior Fernando
Coello, a member of the New
Trotter core team, said the meet-
ing was useful in allowing the
student body to know who the
consultants are and where they
come from.
Moving forward, students
working on the project said they
want to focus on engaging even
more of the campus community
in the upcoming fall semester.
Engineering freshman Logan
Pratt suggested providing infor-
mation to incoming students at
summer orientation as a way to
build awareness of the Trotter
Center.

LSA freshman Victoria Verel-
len said while it is important
to continue the conversation
throughout the summer, the pri-
ority should be to enact changes
when more students are on cam-
pus to participate.
"We don't want to limit the
voices that are heard by doing
this work over the summer," she
said.
Overall, core team members
said they were pleased with the
conversation and value consul-
tants placed on hearing student
input.
Rackham student Maite Villa-
real said though the process will
be long, she is glad the University
is taking action.
"We're moving from the stage
of things being a frustration and.
a conversation and an idea to a
reality," she said.
Another town hall meeting
will be held today from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Trotter Multicul-
tural Center.

FORD
From Page 1A
War, took power and sought
to return Cambodia to what it
called 'year zero,' which was
a new, blank slate free from
foreign influence and from
the influence of the military
in Cambodia and return the
country to some soft of ultra-
Maoist agrarian model," Cior-
ciari said.
Ciorciari discussed the suc-
cesses of these trials, while
Picken brought up the failures
that have occurred in the eight
years since they began.
Ciorciari said the Khmer
Rouge Trials have been effec-
tive in their credibility, due
process and implementation
of very basic elements of fair
trial. He added that the trials
also benefit the Cambodian
SACUA
From Page 1A
sity of Florida, and would operate
as a whole to negotiate with tech
companies and express the
unique needs of each institution.
Several technological and
service options would be estab-
lished and made available to the
members of Unizin. The Univer-
sity would have the autonomy
to select which of these tools
would be best implemented with
CTools. If the Universityopted to
join Unizin, it would be a three-
year process with a $1 million
total cost.
Unizin would be in part mod-
eled after Internet2, a computer-
networking consortium that the
University is a member of, which
consists of educational institu-
tions, researchers, companies
and government agencies.
After discussing Unizin, sta-
tus reports from selected chairs
of Senate Assembly Committees
were presented.
The committee chairs includ-
ed AnnetteHaines of the Faculty
Perspectives Page, Sherrie Kos-

students who study them,
and the general public who
are allowed to watch to learn
more about the trials' pro-
ceedings.
However, transconditions
in Cambodia make it difficult
for many to view the trials,
said Picken, who served as the
United Nations' director of
the Office of the High Com-
missioner for Human Rights
in Cambodia from 2001 to
2007. Also, in the eight years
since the trials began, only
one person has been impris-
oned.
Cambodia also faces issues
such as mass poverty and
dangerous working conditions
in the growingtextile industry.
Opponents to the trials argue
that the money spent on the
trials and the time and energy
of the Cambodian government
and United Nations would
soudji of the Scholarship Task
Force, Mika Lavaque-Manty
of the Academic Affairs Com-
mittee, David Potter of the
Student Relations and Univer-
sity Secretary Advisory Com-
mittees, Douglas Richstone of
the Research Policy Committee,
Sarah Stoddard of the Govern-
ment Relations Advisory Com-
mittee and Robin Wilson of the
Committee on University Values.
Karen Staller, outgoing chair
of the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee for University Affairs,
delivered a speech detailing
her experience with University
President-elect Mark Schlissel,
and discussed her experience
with SACUA and the importance
of central faculty governance in
university administration.
"Today, rather than sum-
marizing on past accomplish-
ments, I would like to focus on
the future ... in preparation for
my meeting with the President-
elect in March, he expressed
that what he's really interested
in are two things: what issues
most important to University
faculty, and how might we best
work together," Staller said.
"Mark expressed eagerness to

be better spent solving these
current-day problems.
Rackham student Brock
Redpath said he attended the
event because of his interest
in the Khmer Rouge Trials and
its impact on students.
"Some of the precedents
that are set abroad can have
ramifications on us at later
times," Redpath said.
Though the trials have
directly impacted those, who
involved in the genocide in
Cambodia, Ciorciari said its
effects reaches University stu-
dents as well.
"As for students here at
Michigan, it has affected
a number of them directly
because they're gone to Cam-
bodia to work on them for
internships or after they grad-
uate, and they become a part of
this solution which has to be
multi-faceted," Ciorciari said.
experiment with different ways
of interacting with faculty and
soliciting ideas. It was clear from
the start that he mostly wanted
to listen and learn."
Staller referenced the strength
of the faculty senate at Universi-
ty of California, Berkeley, where
Schlissel was a professor and
dean. At UC Berkeley, deans'
offices have less power and facul-
ty governance plays very central
role. In contrast, the University
of Michigan has a more promi-
nent dean system, with faculty
governance playing a more mod-
est role.
She also discussed the vital-
ity of a central government that
operates with consensus and
unity.
"Central faculty governance
often concerns itself with a ques-
tion that boils down to this,"
Staller said. "When is the com-
mon good at stake such that it
ought to trump unit-specific
interests?"
Before adjourning the meet-
ing, Scott Masten, the incom-
ing SACUA chair, expressed his
and his fellow SACUA members'
appreciation for Staller's work
throughout the year.

SMOKING
From Page 1A
There is now also an option for
completing community service
in lieu of a fine.
Notably, all four of the city
councilmembers running for
mayor this fall voted in favor of
the ordinance. Before Monday
night, only Kunselman still felt
strongly enough about his reser-
vations to vote against the pro-
posal.
However, Kunselman said the
lower fine along with the assur-
ances of the "self-enforcing"
nature of the ordinance from the
variety of health officials at the
last council meeting caused him
to change his mind.
The loudest criticisms came
from Lumm, who still held
doubts about the enforcement
issue. She said any type of
enforcement would be a waste
of police officers' time and noted
that the claims of self-enforce-
ment warrant the conclusion
that an ordinance is unneces-
sary.
"If it's self-enforcing, why
have it with any fines at all?"
Lumm said. "If the ... incidents
are so rare, doesn't that suggest
the problem is a minor one and
not one requiring an ordinance
to deal with it?"
Lumm added that council
should not "punt" the decision of
which parks to make smoke-free
to the city administrator since it
is a "big deal" for many citizens.
Eaton echoed Lumm's dis-
taste for the ordinance by call-
ing for educational reform
rather than making smoking a
civil infraction.
"We are going to devote our
police resources to enforcing
what is primarily a public health
question," Eaton said. "Pub-
lic health questions are better
addressed through education,
which is demonstrated in the
population that (primarily) still
smokes: the uneducated and
poor. We need to educate them."

Eaton also agreed that the
ordinance is "too broad in
scope," and expressed his con-
cern with the disparate impact
on the poor - whom he noted
also primarily ride the bus.
Councilmember Christopher
Taylor (D-Ward 3) said the
ordinance is primarily intended
to allow non-smokers to cre-
ate social norms that ultimately
educate smokers and could
prevent others from taking up
smoking.
"It is not a tremendous bur-
den on people," Taylor said. "It
also, nevertheless, provides non-
smokers with the tools to help
educate smokers in these areas
as to what is appropriate in pub-
lic space and what is not."
Sabra Briere (D-Ward 1) also
spoke in favor of the resolution,
and said that itsimply "promotes
civility" between smokers and
non-smokers by allowing for
more harmony through under-
standing.
Jeff Hayner, an Ann Arbor
resident and previous candidate
for the open Ward 1 city coun-
cil seat in 2013, said the City
Council should consider adding
agum-chewingban to the smok-
ing ordinance due to the larger
amount of used-gum litter ver-
sus cigarette butts.
Besides the vote and discus-
sion over the ordinance at the
meeting, City Administrator
Steve Powers presented the
annual budget recommenda-
tions for the upcoming 2015
fiscal year at the start of the
meeting.
Powers recommendedthe city
spend $98.1 million with $95.3
million coming from revenues
and the $2.8 million difference
from the unassigned general
fund. However, the recurring
expenditures match the recur-
ring revenues.
Notable additions to the bud-
get include recommendations to
hire three more police officers,
another firefighter and an addi-
tional rental-housing inspector
for tenant safety.

Stowaway raises
security concerns

Boy flew on flight
to Hawaii in
jetliner's wheel well
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A
15-year-old boy found his way
onto an airport's tarmac and
climbed into a jetliner's wheel
well, then flew for five freezing
hours to Hawaii - a misadven-
ture that forced authorities to
take a hard look at the secu-
rity system that protects the
nation's airline fleet.
The boy, who lives in Santa
Clara, Calif., hopped out of the
left rear wheel well of a Boeing
767 on the Maui airport tar-
mac Sunday, according to the
FBI. Authorities found the high
school student wandering the
airport grounds with no iden-
tification. He was questioned
by the FBI and taken by ambu-
lance to a hospital, where he
was found to be unharmed.
FBI spokesman Tom Simon
in Honolulu said the teen
climbed into the left rear wheel
well of the first plane he saw in

San Jose.
"He got very lucky that he
got to go to Maui but he was not
targeting Maui as a destina-
tion," Simon said.
He passed out in the air and
didn't regain consciousness
until an hour after the plane
landed in Hawaii, Simon said.
When he came to, he climbed
out of the wheel well and was
immediately seen by airport
personnel who escorted him
inside where he was inter-
viewed by the FBI, Simon said.
It was not immediately
clear how the boy stayed alive
in the unpressurized space,
where temperatures at cruis-
ing altitude can fall well below
zero and the air is too thin for
humans to stay conscious. An
FAA study of stowaways found
that some survive by going into
a hibernation-like state.
On Monday, authorities
tried to determine how the
boy slipped through multiple
layers of security, including
wide-ranging video surveil-
lance, German shepherds and
Segway-riding police officers.

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