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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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PRESSURE'S ON

PUBLIC SAFETY
No threat
found after
emergency
alert issued
Navy ROTC shelter, lock doors, quiet phones"
at the time of the alert. Eleven
member mistaken minutes later, they were notified
again, this time simply that the
for gunman in
Chemistry Building officers, police and security" were
sent to the scene, though there
By MICHAEL SUGERMAN was ultimately "no threat" to cam-
Daily StaffReporter pus, nor was any neutralization
required to settle the situation.
After a brief scare that a possi- An update on the Division of
bly armed suspect was ina Univer- Public Safety and Security website
sity building Wednesday morning, elaborated that University Police
students and staff are reacting and "received a call around 8:40 a.m.
evaluating the University's emer- from a subject who stated he had
gency alert procedure. observed two men wearing flak
University officials concluded jackets and carrying equipment,
that the purported "man with a including an assault rifle, entering
gun" initially reported via e-mail the building."
was a Navy ROTC student return- A police search of the building
ing "non-weaponized equipment" revealed that the perceived threat
to the program's offices in the was actually "consistent with the
Chemistry Building Wednesday ROTC program activities."
morning. University Police Chief Rob-
This information was revealed ert Neumann said that though he
nearly three hours after an emer- doesn't have specifics, "it is not
gency alert announced reports of a unheard of to get a call regarding
potential gunman at 8:55 a.m. an ROTC student carrying one of
Students were advised to "take See ALERT, Page 2A

ALLISON FARRAND/Daily
LSA senior Julia Kim, a member of EnCore dance company, demonstrates a routine at the group's auditions Wednesday evening in the Union.
ANN ARBOR
Ridesharing' legality in
IA still under evaluation

Limousine drivers
bemoan varied
regulations
By JACK TURMAN
Daily StaffReporter
Following the Ann Arbor
City Council's resolution to fur-
ther regulate ridesharing com-

panies in the city, traditional
taxi companies are frustrated
with the exceptions granted to
companies such as Uber and
Lyft.
Last week, councilmem-
bers voted to request that City
Administrator Steve Powers
negotiate operating agree-
ments, which included lia-
bility insurance, passenger
safety and vehicle inspection,

with ridesharing companies.
Contrary to traditional taxi or
limousine services, rideshar-
ing companies employ non-pro-
fessional drivers who use their
own vehicles.
Uber, which uses a smart-
phone app to connect drivers
and riders, has multiple trans-
portation services. However,
the service that has faced the
most scrutiny is UberX, Uber's

driving service with less-
stringent driver requirements.
Michigan residents have ques-
tioned this service because
some believe that it violates
the 1990 Michigan Limousine
Transportation Act.
Under the Act, limousine
drivers are required to obtain
commercial insurance, have
their vehicle inspected, register
See RIDESHARE, Page 2A

S HEALTH SYSTEM
New residency
rankings place
UMHS highly

DINNERTIME

Doximity ranks
12 specialty
programs in top 10
By AMABEL KAROUB
Daily StaffReporter
The rankings are still roll-
ing in.
Starting Wednesday, a web-
site called Doximity began
offering ranks of different
medical residency programs
across the country, and the
University of Michigan Health
System stood out among the
3,700 programs listed.
Doximity is a social net-
working site for doctors. The
rankings are based on input
from physicians, who give
their opinions on the top resi-
dency programs within their
specialties. Of the 20 residency
programs ranked, 12 UMHS
programs ranked in the top 10
in their fields, including Anes-
thesiology, Dermatology, and
Surgery. Most of the other
eight programs placed in the
top 20, with the lowest, pediat-

rics, ranking at 22.
Doximity's Residency Navi-
gator is the first of its kind.
According to Monica Lypson,
interim assistant dean for
graduate medical education,
residency programs have never
been ranked before. Previ-
ously, people looked at overall
hospital rankings to assess
the strength of residency pro-
grams.
"Since most training pro-
grams happen in a hospital
where teaching occurs, people
would assume that if a hospital
got ranked at a certain level,
then the residency programs
would follow," Lypson said.
"There really hasn't been clear
rankings for residency pro-
grams."
The rankings did not come a
moment too soon. Applications
for residencies that start in
September 2015 are due in less
than a week. Students unsure
of where they can receive the
best possible physician train-
ing now have a resource avail-
able to help them choose.
Lypson said the University's
See UMHS, Page 2A

Engineering junior Victoria Cheung and LSA senior Taiki Fujimori are served food at Taste of SAAN in the East Hall
Atrium Wednesday.
SPORTS
HoeclsG rnra1ss flack is unwarranted

GOVERNMENT
No debates
scheduled
for Senate,
gov. races
After denying offers,
candidates evaluate
value of public events
By SHOHAM GEVA
Daily StaffReporter
The debates - or lack there of -
have just begun.
Grand Rapids television station
WOOD-TV had a debate scheduled
Mondayeveningbetweenthe Repub-
lican and Democratic candidates
running for U.S. Senate - Terri Lynn
Land, former Michigan Secretary of
State, and U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-
Bloomfield Township).
However, because Land did not
reply to the station's invitation to
the debate, WOOD-TV postponed
the event. Peters, who had accepted
his invitation, held a forum in Grand
Rapids where he "debated" an empty
chair with Land's name on it.
The postponement was the lat-
est development in the question of
whether a public debate between the
two candidates will be held before
the November general election. A
similar question has been raised
in the state gubernatorial race, in
See DEBATES, Page 2A

Quarterback is
OK after Saturday
"cheap shot"
By ALEJANDRO ZUNIGA
ManagingSportsEditor
In his time at Michigan,
Devin Gardner has been a
backup quarterback, a starting

wide receiver and the face of
the football program.
Now in his second full
season under center, the
fifth-year senior has received
significant criticism for his role
in the Wolverines' struggles,
particularly following his
performance Saturday against
Notre Dame.
But coach Brady Hoke
believes the harsh reactions

are unwarranted.
"You're going to have opin-
ions. That's fine," Hoke said at
Wednesday's press conference.
"When your quarterback takes
some criticism, that might be
unjust because of things that
transpired. I guess that's the
way we are as a society now.
But at the same time, I don't
know if that's called for.
See GARDNER, Page SA

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