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replied to the invitation. Schauer
and Snyder have also been unable
to find a common time to appear
at the Detroit Economic Club, a
popular forum for gubernatorial
candidates. Both accepted invi-
tations to speak at the club at the
same day, but at different times.
"The ball is in Congressman
Schauer's court," wrote Emily
Benavides, Snyder campaign
communications director, in a
statement earlier this month in
regards to the DEC event. "We
look forward to discussing the
issues facing Michiganders and
are proud of our record."
Along with the newly
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the University after violating
the Student Sexual Misconduct
Policy, CSG created a task force
responsible for investigating
and implement policies regard-
ing sexual misconduct. The
assembly discussed a resolution
Tuesday to propose amend-
ments to some of the language
written within the Statement
of Student Rights and Respon-
Passing the resolution would
call for the Code of Conduct
Advisory Board to receive
monthly confidential reports
from the Office of Student Con-
flict Resolution. In addition, the
chair of the Code of Conduct
Advisory Board will be trained
on how to handle issues regard-
S irig sexual misconduct by OSCR.

announced debate, the Snyder,
campaign announced last week
a series of town halls to be held
with the governor and undecid-
ed voters all around Michigan,
starting next week in Kalama-
In a press release, Snyder
said the town halls were a way
to communicate with voters
about Michigan's progress over
the past four years and listen to
their needs, according to CBS
Detroit. In campaign ads and
separate public appearances thus
far, the main point of contention
between the two campaigns has'
been that progress and whether'
the state and its economy is on
the "road to recovery," as Snyder
has repeatedly said it is.
Schauer has criticized Snyder
over aspects of his record includ-

ing cuts to education funding,
reductions to tax exemptions on
retirement income and changes
to property tax credits, all of
which he has said aren't produc-
tive towards building the econ-
omy. Snyder has touted a streak
of balanced state budgets dur-
ing his tenure, a lowered unem-
ployment rate and varied efforts
towards job creation as proof of
positive impact.
These are all issues that have
figured prominently into the
campaigns thus far and could
come up in the town hall debate.
The Schauer campaign has
also accepted several more invi-
tations to debate from groups
including WXYZ, CBS Detroit
and Michigan Public Television.
Thus far, October's debate is the
only one scheduled.

CSG President Bobby Dishell,
a Public Policy senior, explained
the benefits of passing the reso-
lution to the assembly.
"Passing this resolution will
solidify the policies more for the
public and demonstrate that the
student body supports measures
against sexual misconduct," he
CSG leadership plans to pre-
pare a press release to inform the
student body of the Task Force's
recommendation to improve
sexual misconduct procedures.
More funding for the Student
Organization Funding
CSG leaders passed a reso-'
lution to amend budget distri-
butions for this semester. The
amended budget distributions
would call for allocating 50 per-
cent of the annual budget to the

Student Organization Funding
"SOFC is responsible for dis-
tributing funds to various groups
and organizations on campus
as they need like for events and
other things throughout the
school year," said CSG Treasurer
Alex Abdun-nabi, an LSA senior.
"All in all, passing the resolu-
tion would ensure that student
organizations have the funds
they need to be successful,"
In the end, after the first
unanimous decision of the year,
the resolution was passed.
"We believe that funding
SOFC allows the vibrancy
of student orgs to remain
and grow and flourish on
campus," Abdun-nabi said. "By
committing significant levels
of funding to SOFC, we are able
to increase the quality of every
Michigan's students experience
on campus."


University President Mark Schlissel addresses students at Festifaith on the Diag Tuesday.

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"Our feeling was that while
social identity is a conversation
that is very active on campus
around gender and sexual
orientation and race and
ethnicity, faith matters and
religious identity were not open
to conversation," she said.
LSA junior Meagan Shokar,
public relations chair of the
Sikh Students Association,
said she thinks that interfaith
collaboration is necessary on
college campuses around the
LSA sophomore Talha Ghazi,

interfaith coordinator for the
Muslim Student Association, said
that the experience of working
on Festifaith was an interfaith
experience in itself.
"Forget tension, it really
bonded us together," he said.
School ofInformation graduate
student Sidharth, who said he
could not provide his last name
for religious purposes, said his
goal for the event was to remind
students about the positive
aspects of faith.
"Faith is something that is put
off, but it is still deep in the hearts
of students,"
Sidharth said. "We want
people to bring the faith back into
their lives, so they can be more
peaceful and happy."

Student speakers echoed this
sentiment. Nursing senior Jill
Grabowski, a member of the
Catholic Student Association,
spoke about how the church made
her feel peaceful and athome.
"Give faith a shot if you're
struggling on campus," Grabowki
said, "Choose joy."
LSA junior Lukonde Mulenga,
outreach, campus and service
coordinator for the Wesley
Foundation, a United Methodist
organization, said she felt lost on
campus as a freshman from out-
of-state before joining Wesley.
"Wesley is a backbone to who
I am right now," Mulenga said.
"Without them I don't think I
would be the strong person I am

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including Jacqueline Kennedy.
Despite four further investiga-
tions into the commission's find-
ings, none resulted in any new
evidence or were able to dispute
its conclusions.
"They had about 150 questions
for Jacqueline Kennedy, butI took
the liberty of cutting thatdown to
round 40' lIe said. "A different
set of investigators at a different
time might have pressed her more
The 888-page report also said
Lee Harvey Oswald acted inde-
pendently in the assassination. In
his talk, Willens also addressed
the question of a possible sec-
ond shooter. Polls following the
commission's findings said the
majority of the public still held
the belief that Oswald did not act

alone, but Willens continued to According to Willens, only
dispute this. one pathologist still disputes the
"The fact is, when you look at single bullet theory, though Ken-
the slides ... in fact it shows the nedy's wound was consistent with
president's head did move for- one bullet.
ward two inches as the bullet went The commission was required
through his head,"Willens said. to make a determination, and
The report came despite a con- though there was initially dis-
siderable amount of difficulty. The pute, everyone on the commission
FBI and CIA did not reveal to the agreed to release a finding of there
commission that they were moni- having been one shooter and one
toring Oswald months before the bullet, as directed by Warren.
assassination. "I can see why the chief justice
Willens also defended the valued unanimity,'*5e said. "What
s+pg-bullet theory The Warren y would the public aye hought if
Commission report found that one there was division?"
bullet struck Kennedy and then Following his talk at the Gerald
Texas Governor John Connally. Ford Presidential Library, Willens
"He heard a shot, then he held a question and answer ses-
turned around, then he was hit. sion.
The only real question is, well if This was one of many talks
the firstshot missed and there was Willens has given over the past _
no bullet, what happened to the year discussing his book and his
bullet when it came out? I think personal experiences during the
the majority of the commission assassination and subsequent
knew that the facts supported the investigations.
single bullet theory," he said.

Nancy Duff Campbell, founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center speaks on women's representation
in the workforce at the Rackham Ampitheater Tuesday.

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accommodate other work related
needs such as a temporary injury
-from playing soccer the previous
'weekend, Campbell said.
She added only 12 percent of
workers have access to paid family
leave from their employer and
more than 40 million workers
don't have paid sick days, which
she attributes to women's
decreased involvement in the
workforce. The Family Medical
Leave Act also doesn't - cover
workers in companies with under
50 employees, meaning 50 percent
of all workers go without these
benefits, she said.
Campbell said more than one
in five mothers would get a raise
if the federal minimum wage
went up to $10.10. Though raising
the minimum wage would affect
many low wage workers, she said
it would affect over 15 million
women specifically who are
supporting their families on low-
"wage jobs.
Campbell concluded the lecture
by explaining ways to improve
women's economic agenda. She

advocated specifically for the
Paycheck Fairness Act, which is
designed to close loopholes in the
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
and will help prevent further pay
discrimination between men and
She also discussed the Strong
Start for America's Children
Act, which will fund education'
programs for children from birth-
to-age-five as well as the Fair
Minimum Wage Act. She said she
believes will not only provide low
wage with a more reasonable pay
but will help closer the gender
pay gap and end up putting more
money back into the economy.
Campbell also emphasized
the importance of collective
"Women in unions not only
earn more, they are paid more
equally. Among union members
the wage gap between women
and men is half the size of the gap
between women and men who are
not union members," Campbell
said. "Collective bargaining also
empowers women and men to have
a voice in the work hours, their
scheduling practices, time off so
they can better attend to both their
work and family responsibilities."
Several students in various

women's studies classes at the
University were in attendance,
and expressed interest at the
real-world application of concepts
they'd discussed in class.
The event was co-sponsored
by the Center for the Education
of Women, the Ford School
of Public Policy, the Ginsberg
Center for Community Service
and Learning, the LSA Women's
Studies Department, the
Michigan Journal of Gender and
Law, Rackham Office of Graduate
Student Success and the Social
Work Learning Community on
Poverty and Inequality.
"I was surprised that it's so
frequently considered a women's
issue but a lot of stuff she talked
about was about was low wage
jobs and poverty issues," said
Leia Squillace, a Music, Theatre
& Dance junior. "As excited as
I am about the thought of pay
equality among genders, I think
the more underlying issue that
really needs to focused on is the
wage inequality overall, not solely
between genders."
Campbell will be on campus for
one more week to complete her
month working on her paper and
time as part of the Visiting Social
Activist program.

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over a conservative-led essentials and benefits of the
board proposal to focus free-market system, respect
education on topics that for authority and respect
e citizenship, patriotism for individual rights" and
pect for authority, in a don't "encourage or condone
civil disobedience that civil disorder, social strife or
standards would aim to disregard of the law."
ay. The proposal from Julie
youth protest involving Williams, part of the board's
h schools in the state's conservative majority, has not
largest school district been voted on and was put on
a sick-out from teachers hold last week. She didn't return
hut down two high a call from The Associated Press
in the politically and seeking comment Tuesday,
ically diverse area that but previously told Chalkbeat
come a key political Colorado, a school news website,
ound. that she recognizes there are
ant participants said negative events that are part
demonstration was of U.S. history that need to be
ed by word of mouth taught.
ial media. Many waved "There are things we may
an flags and carried not be proud of as Americans,"
ncluding messages that she said. "But we shouldn't be
Fhere is nothing more encouraging our kids to think
c than protest." that America is a bad place."
n't think my education A student demonstrator,
be censored. We should Tyrone G. Parks, a senior at
to know what happened Arvada High School, said
past," said Tori Leu, Tuesday that the nation's
ear-old student who foundation was built on civil
4d at Ralston Valley High protests, "and everything that
o Arvada. we've done is what allowed us

to be at this point today. And if
you take that from us, you take
away everything that America
was built off of."
The proposal comes from
an elected board with three
conservative members who
took office in November. The
other two board members were
elected in 2011 and oppose the
new plan, which was drafted
in response to a national
framework for teaching history
that supporters say encourages
discussion and critical thinking.
Detractors, however, say it puts
an outsize emphasis on the
nation's problems.
Tension over high school
education has cropped up
recently in Texas, where
conservative school board
officials are facing criticism over
new textbooks. Meanwhile, in
South Carolina, conservatives
have called on an education
oversight committee to ask the
College Board, which oversees
Advanced Placement courses, to
rewrite their frameworkto make
sure there is no ideological bias.
The College Board says the
outline provides a balanced
view of American history, and
officials plan clarify instructions
to teachers to make that clear by
the end of the month.
Participating students were
not punished, school district
spokeswoman Lynn Setzer said.
They will receive unexcused
absences unless their parents
call to relay permission for
missed classes, Setzer said.

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