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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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PRACTICE MAKES

PERFECT

ACADEMIS
'U' drops
slightly in
U.S. News
rankings

The Michigan Marching Band prepares for Saturday's football game against Miami University (Ohio) at Elbel Field Tuesday.

CRIME
Druachlcombination
"proves dangerous practice

Annual report placed
the University at
29th nationally
By ALLANA AKHTAR
Daily StaffReporter
The University ranked 29th in
this year's U.S. News and World
Report survey of the nation's top
colleges, falling one spot since the
2014 rankings.
Released Monday, the report
named the University the fourth-
best public institution in the
country, trailing the University
of California, Berkeley; the Uni-
versity of California, Los Angeles;
and the University of Virginia.
On top of overall college rank-
ings, the publication also rates
specific programs. The Ross
School of Business was rated the
nation's fourth-best undergradu-
ate business school, falling from
the number two spot from last
year. The College of Engineer-
ing maintained its seventh-place
position in the ranking of best
undergraduate engineering pro-

grams.
In recent years, the University
has dropped slightly in the U.S.
News rankings. It was ranked
26th in 2009 and 24th in 2006.
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald noted the University's
tendency to drop and fall on the
list by small margins, but said
these changes are not a significant
factor in determining its standing
as a top institution.
According to analysis by The
Washington Post, the University's
ranking has remained fairly sta-
ble since 2010.
"What's good for one student
is not necessarily the best place
for the next student," Fitzgerald
said. "There's just no number one
school for everybody, no matter
what the rankings say."
Fitzgerald added that some of
the University's main areas of
focus in building a high-quality
learningexperience are maintain-
ing smaller class sizes, facilitating
collaboration between different
disciplines and increasing fund-
ing for top faculty, further noting
there is a wide range of factors
See RANKINGS, Page 3A

University alum's
death sparks new
discussions
By MAX RADWIN
DailyStaffReporter
This July, University alum
Josh Levine, a former football
team manager, unconscious in

a Wicker Park neighborhood
from an overdose of Adderall
and alcohol, and later died in
intensive care, the Detroit Free
Press reported Friday.
University officials said
Levine's story is not unique
when it comes to mixinguppers
and downers. College students
often take other drugs, spe-
cifically amphetamines, while
drinking.

According to the 2013 Stu-
dent Life Survey conducted
every other year by the Univer-
sity Substance Abuse Research
Center, 9.3 percent of students
use non-prescribed stimulant
medications like Adderall or
Ritalin. That figure has gone
up every year since 2003, when
5.4 percent of students reported
using non-prescribed stimu-
lants.

The University published a
news release Monday with a
study conducted by Monitor-
ing the Future, a University
research group in its 40th year
investigating campus drug
activity. The group found that
the nonmedical use of Adder-
all ranked second among the
illicit drugs being used in col-
leges across the United States.
See DRUGS, Page 3A

PUBLIC SAFETY
Hospital takes
steps to prevent
Ebola outbreak
University of the recommendations is left
to the discretion of each institu
takes proactive tion.
Students who recently spent
precautions with time in Guinea, Sierra Leone,
Liberia or Nigeria - the four
screenings countries currently facing Ebola
outbreaks - are at the highest
By IAN DILLINGHAM risk of bringing the disease to
Daily News Editor college campuses. While some
universities have all but ignored
In response to recommenda- the threat or relied on students
tions from the Centers for Dis- to self-report potential Ebola
ease Control and researchers symptoms, the University is
in the University's School of currently screening all students
Public Health, the University returning from these countries
is taking preemptive efforts to for Ebola risk factors.
protect the student body from "We're walking a line of try-
the deadly Ebola virus, which is ing to be vigilant and have a safe
spreading rapidly through sev- environment, without raising
eral West African countries. the kind of alarm that would
Last week, the CDC advised unnecessarily escalate the
that universities remain vigi- stigma and isolation of people,"
lant against the possibility of said Robert Winfield, the Uni-
the virus appearing on campus versity's Chief Health Officer, in
and urged campus health offi- an interview with the New York
cials to increase precautionary Times on Aug.29.
measures, especially during the University spokesperson Rick
initial weeks that students are Fitzgerald wrote in an e-mail
returning to campus. At this Tuesday that University health
point, however, implementation See HOSPITAL, Page 3A

LUNA ANNA ARCHEY/Daily
LSA senior Emily Lustig, CSG vice president, was sworn in to the position at the Michigan Union Tuesday.
Second Assembly meeting
examines air US, AirRide

CAMPUS LIFE
U-Go's
offers fresh
produce for
new year
CSG, Michigan
Dining partner to
promote healthy,
affordable eating
By JACK TURMAN
Daily Staff Reporter
After months of planning,
Central Student Government
and Michigan Dining have
reached an agreement to sell
fresh produce in the U-Go's
convenience store in the Mich-
igan Union. The initiative,
which officially began Mon-
day, is part of a larger, campus-
wide effort to make healthy
food choices more accessible
for students.
CSG President Bobby
Dishell, a Public Policy senior,
said efforts to have fresh pro-
duce more available on cam-
pus were well-received by the
University's :administration.
He said that the produce to sell
See PRODUCE, Page 3A

New CSG vice
president officially
sworn into position
By TANAZ AHMED
Daily StaffReporter
At the second Central Stu-
dent Government meeting of
the year, the assembly swore
in its new vice president and
discussed several resolutions

relating to transportation, sup-
port for a climate initiative and
expandingthe governing body's
presence.
CSG Vice President Emily
Lustig, a LSA senior, came to
the position when LSA junior
Meagan Shokar, former CSG
vice president, stepped down
from the role due to a medical
issue. Justices for Central Stu-
dent Judiciary as well as chairs
of CSG commissions such as the
Student Organization Fund-

ing Commission and Detroit
Engagement Commission were
also confirmed during the
meeting.
The assembly discussed
three resolutions - one for
preserving airBus and AirRide;
another for funding the Peo-
ple's Climate March, an event
on climate and sustainability in
New York City; and a third reso-
lution directed at increasing
CSG's presence outside of cen-
See CSG, Page 3A

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