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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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ELECTION 2014
Governor
candidates
to meet for
first debate

Members of the Muslim Student Association pray during FestiFaith on the Diag Tuesday.

students of faith gather for
interconimunal celebration

Festifaith coalition
plans to hold panel
in the future
By CHARLOTTE JENKINS
Daily Staff Reporter
Students from eight different
religious organizations
gathered on the Diag Tuesday
for Festifaith: An Interfaith
Celebration.
Festifaith was the largest
interfaith event hosted . on

campus in recent years. The
student leaders who coordinated
the event said they also plan
to host an interfaith panel
about faith in the context of
relationships, and potentially
partner with the School of Social
Work.
The event featured students
from each of the eight
organizations, and opened with
a speech by University President
Mark Schlissel, who said he
wanted to show support for the
students and discussed how the
United States was formed on the

basis of religious freedom.
"It's a wonderful thing that
people are free to come to the
center of the University and
express their faith and share it
with one another," he said in an
interview. *
The event featured posters
where attendees could write
answers to questions including
"what could interfaith
programming look like on
campus," and "how do people
with diverse faiths on campus
interact?"
Students responded with

phrases including "collaborating
and celebrating," "connecting
through passions" and "seeking
common ground."
Kelly Dunlop, campus
minister at St. Mary Student
Parish, the primary Catholic
Church serving campus, said she
wanted the event to show how
many people of faith there are at
the University, and that this fact
should be celebrated. Dunlop
added that faith does not receive
the same amount of attention as
other identities on campus.
See FESTIFAITH, Page 3A

Snyder, Schauer to
meet for town hall
forum in Detroit
on Oct. 12
By SHOHAM GEVA
Daily Staff Reporter
After some uncertainty, the
candidates in this year's guber-
natorial election - incumbent
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and
his Democratic challenger Mark
Schauer - will meet at least once
to debate before the Nov. 4 elec-
tion.
The debate, which will be held
in a town hall format at 6 p.m.
Oct. 12, was announced Monday
evening. Hosted by the Detroit
Free Press, the Detroit News and
Detroit Public Television, it will
be broadcasted live on Detroit
Public TV.
Questions will come from an
audience of undecided voters
pre-selected by polling compa-
nies employed by the two news-

papers and from co-moderators
Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free
Press editorial page editor, and
Nolan Finley, Detroit News edi-
torial page editor. The event will
be hosted by Christy McDonald,
DetroitPublic TV anchor.
In a statement Monday eve-
ning, Dianne Byrum, debate
negotiator for the Schauer cam-
paign, said the campaign was
excited for voters to have the
opportunity to see Schauer and
Snyder side-by-side.
"Mark will share his vision of
a building an economy that works
for everyone, not just those at
the top, and the governor should
be prepared to defend his record
over the past four years," Byrum
said.
It was previously unclear
whether there would be any
debates at all in the gubernatorial
election. A proposed first debate
between the two to be hosted by
WOOD-TV was canceled earlier
this month after only Schauer,
whose campaign has called for a
series of live, televised debates,
See DEBATE, Page 3A

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
*CSG increases
student org.
funding budget

MOR-E COWBELL

Leaders postpone
vote on stand with
Ferguson resolution
By ALYSSA BRANDON
DailyStaffReporter
The Central Student Govern-
ment met Tuesday night to dis-
cuss a resolution to stand with
protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
against alleged police brutality,
passed a resolution to improve
CSG oversight of student rights
and responsibilities and passed a
resolutiontogive morefundingto
the Student Organization Fund-
ing Commission.
Resolutionto standwith
Ferguson
Following the introduction of
a resolution that would express
CSG's solidarity with the people
of Ferguson last week, CSG con-
tinued discussion on the item but
ultimately postponed a vote.
The resolution would pledge
CSG's support for Ferguson
residents and decry what many
perceived as police brutality in
response to protests in the wake
of the death of local teenager
Michael Brown. Brown, who was
Black and unarmed at the time
of -the shooting, was shot and
killed by Darren Wilson, a white
Ferguson police officer on Aug.
9. Ferguson residents and people
around the nation have protested
what they see as racist and violent
practices of police officers in the
wake of the incident.

Tuesday night, members of
The CoalitiontoDefend Affirma-
tive Action attended the assembly
and spoke about why the resolu-
tion needs to be passed.
"When Black and Latino
youths being murdered by police
becomes a commonality, some-
thing accepted, something gone
unchallenged, a call to action
becomes necessary," BAMN
organizer Jose Alvarenga said.
Alvarenga said he believes
that the response from Ferguson
residents following the death
of Michael Brown is incredibly
inspiring and is something that
needs to be replicated every-
where, especially on college cam-
puses.
"Tonight the student govern-
ment has the opportunity to
stand behind Ferguson in their
struggle and join the national
movement against police brutal-
ity and ultimately make the lives
of Black and Latino youths safer,"
he said.
However, the assembly post-
poned the vote on the resolution
because the authors of the resolu-
tion were not present during the
meeting, as is necessary.
CSG members said they are
hopeful that they will be able to
be able to vote on the resolution
during next week's meeting.
Student Rights and
Responsibilities
Last year, following The
Michigan Daily report revealing
former kicker Brendan Gibbons
was permanently separated from
See CSG, Page 3A

While student season ticket holders fell by 40 percent this year compared to last year, fans still showed their game
day spirit on Saturday's game against Utah.
CAMPUS LIFE
President of Women's Law
Center calls for equal p-ay

GOVERNMENT
Kennedy's
assassination
examined in
guest lecture
Last member of the
Warren Commission
defends group's
definitive 1964 report
By EMMA KERR
Daily StaffReporter
University alum Howard Wil-
lens is the onlylivingsupervisor of
the commission that investigated
United States President John F.
Kennedy's assassination. In his
book History Will Prove Us Right,
he asserts that there is no evi-
dence supporting any conspiracy
theories that call into question the
presidentially-mandated commis-
sion's findings.
Willens addressed theories
Tuesday night ranging from the
missing bullet to the many pho-
tos not released to the public from
that day in a talk at the Gerald R.
Ford Presidential Library. Despite
nationwide criticism of the War-
ren Commission -named after
Chief Justice Earl Warren - Wil-
lens defended that the origi-
nal commission's investigation
through a perspective he can offer
from his own first-hand experi-
ences.
"It was an extraordinary
assignment, and I worked with an
incredible group of people, but in
my experience, eventually you sort
of move on,"Willens said.
Launched by President Lyndon
B. Johnson on Nov. 29, 1963, the
Warren Commission's report was
released in 1964, and included the
testimonies of over 552 witnesses,
See KENNEDY, Page 3A

Speaker emphasizes
value of women's
economic agenda
BySTEPHANIEDILWORTH
Daily StaffReporter
Droves of women - and a few
men - went to the Rackham
Graduate School Amphitheater
Tuesday to hear why the nation
needs a women's economic
agenda.
Nancy Duff Campbell, co-
president of the National Wom-
en's Law Center, spoke to these
students, faculty and visitors as
part of the Visiting Social Activ-
ist program sponsored by the
University's Center for Educa-

tionof Women. The presentation
was followed by a Q&A and a
reception at Rackham.
Throughout her lecture,
Campbell focused on the ways
that gender stereotypes, unrea-
sonable and unpredictable hours
in low wage jobs and inadequate
government and employer
response support for pregnant
workers negatively affect wom-
en's ability to succeed in the
workplace.
Campbell drew much of her
lecture on researchuand statistics
gathered by both the National
Women's Law Center and gov-
ernment agencies such as the
Census Bureau.
"Giving women the chance
to have their voices heard in
American workplaces is key to

their economic security and the
economic security of American
families," Campbell said. "And
ensuring this economic security
is why we need a women's eco-
nomic agenda."
Campbell also emphasized
the correlation between poverty
and gender. According to her
research, 59 percent of poor chil-
dren live in families headed by
women. She also said more than
three-quarters of workers in the
10 largest low-wage occupations
are women and over one-third
are women of color.
Some employees refuse to
provide accommodation for
pregnancy-related needs such as
requesting a chair when working
as a cashier but are willing to
See WOMEN, Page 3A

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