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Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, September17, 2014 michigandaily.com
after alert
~ ~Following false ciate professor of communication
-I rstudies, said faculty approach
LUNA ANNA ARHEY/Daily alarm last week the possibility of a gunman or
Microbiology lab technician Constance Bahr and Medical School student Matt Foley participate in one of the games offered at the MHealthy Tailgate/ ' similar threats with preventative
MTelthsTalgaeosmilrntreaslwth revntaiv
Tuesday on alls Mall professorsevalute measures, not combative ones.
When he was in his office before
STUDENT GOVERNMENT preparedness class Wednesday and received a
message about the situation in
l i eBy MAX RADWIN the Chemistry Building, Camp-
PhzO (Uligr Daily StaffReporter bell said all he could do was pay
closer attention to his e-mail to
R eso utio pro estspolThough last Wednesday's get further nstruction from cam-
emergency alert notifying stu- pus security, and to respond to
"l dents that someone was armed queries from his students about
lin en n nOin the Chemistry Buildingturned whetherthere would be class.
Ve IO. c ./ "out to be a false alarm, the event The reported gunman turned
raised questions regarding the out to be a Navy ROTC student
University's preparedness for in street clothes who was trans-
Proposal also looks to stand in solidarity with the Ferguson residents protested by chokehold of an older Black situations in which the lives of porting a rubber model of a prac-
people of Ferguson, Mo. against racist and violent police actions. man, Eric Garner and just a week students, faculty and staff are in tice gun out of its case, which is
at police brutality police brutality. The proposal, penned by after Los Angeles police beat to danger. against protocol.
The shooting of Michael Rackham student Rae Scevers, death for 10 minutes 37-year-old Some professors felt that they But if Campbell had been
on college campuses Brown in Ferguson on Aug. 9 has a Rackham Graduate School Latino parent Omar Abrego," the were adequately prepared for the teaching a class when a shooter or
sparked widespread controversy representative, noted other resolution read. situation Wednesday and for sim- similar threat presented itself, he
By TANAZ AHMED and continued national coverage, examples of police brutality to The legislation also discussed ilar emergencies that might occur said he wasn't sure what he would
Daily StaffReporter Darren Wilson, a white Fergu- illustrate the prevalence of vio- the impact of police brutality in the future. But others had res- do.
son police officer, shot and killed lent police procedures. on college campuses across the ervations. "We haven't really had specific
At its weekly meeting Tues- Brown, a Black teenager who "The killing of Michael Brown country. It noted an incident Scott Campbell, the Constance sessions or workshops where we
day, Central Student Govern- was allegedly unarmed. In the came less than a month after the at the University of California, F. and Arnold C. Pohsaprofessor of get together for specific training
ment introduced a resolution weeks following the shooting, brutal New York Police killings See FERGUSON, Page 3A telecommunications and an asso- See EMERGENCY, Page 3A
Schuissel talks Global survey
places'U' as
town-gowntop public
partnership institution
University President ship between Ann Arbor and the QS World Rankings
University. ranked Michigan 23rd
aims to have open "There is a friction but I thinkr e c n

some of it is more misunderstand- among all universities
communication with ing than friction," Schlissel said.
"We're not here to be predatory By STEPHANIE SHENOUDA
city'sleaders land owners; we have tons of Daily News Editor
ByEMMA KERR The University owns an esti- State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) speaks during the Washtenaw County Medical Society Forum at the The University maintained its
Daily StaffReporter mated 1,719.2 acres of prop- Ann Arbor City Club Tuesday. title as the top U.S. public univer-
erty within the city limits of sity as determined by the QS World
As University President Mark Ann Arbor, which has a total of U Ma Rankings.. The same list ranked the
Schlissel settles in on campus 18,272.6 acres according to the o 1jfle d ica l S o c ietUniversity as 23rd among all higher
and in Ann Arbor, he brings with city's environmental coordinator. i1education institutions, moving down
him a new perspective on how the This estimate does not include the , , one spot from last year.
University should interact with University's recent purchase of Since 2004, the QS World Rank-
the city. the Edwards Brothers property, o stS o p e I p fJ liicia nl S ings have evaluated universities
In an. interview with The but does include property owned around the world on the basis of
Michigan Daily, Schlissel said he by the University for water. While academic reputation, employer repu-
views Ann Arbor as an asset and the University currently owns State and national night at the Ann Arbor City of its legislative committee. tation, student to faculty ratio, cita-
an ideal location for the Universi- approximately 9.4 percent of Ann Club featuring individuals Candidates for the State tions per faculty and the proportion
ty. But he is also aware of the ten- Arbor land, Schlissel said he does candidates present running for state and nation- House, State Senate and U.S. of international faculty and students.
sion that has existed in past years not expect any large land pur- , al level political seats in the Congress attended the event, The University was among14 other
between the city and the school, chases in the near future. campaign platforms upcoming November election. including State Reps. Gretch- U.S. institutions - most of them pri-
aggravated by the University's "The University is in a great Each candidate gave a pre- en Driskell (D-Saline), Jeff vate schools - to crack the top 30.
land purchases, which results ina position because we already have By STEPHANIE sentation followed by an audi- Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and The QS rankings come just one
loss of propertytaxes for the city. tons of land, and I don't think we DILWORTH ence Q&A, moderated by Dr. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), week after the University ranked
He said he hopes to see future really have to acquire significant Daily StaffReporter Jim Mitchiner, an emergency State Senate candidate John 29th in this year's U.S. News and
town-gown interactions char- amounts of land to do all of the physician at St. Joseph Mercy Hochstetler (R), State Sen. World Reportsurvey of the nation's
acterized by "transparency and growth that we can afford for The Washtenaw County Ann Arbor Hospital. He is Rebekah Warren (D-Ann top colleges, falling one spot since
open communication" to prevent quite some time," he said. Medical Society hosted an also a member of the WCMS Arbor), and U.S. congressio- the 2014rankings. By their estima-
the deterioration of the relation- See TOWN-GOWN, Page 3A all-candidate forum Tuesday Executive Council and chair See POLITICIANS, Page 3A See SURVEY, Page 3A

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