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Monday, September 29, 2014

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EARL GREY

GOVERNMENT
Students
meet with
senators on
Africa aid

University President Mark Schlissel joins Martha Cook residents Public Policy Junior Erin Bozek-Jarvis, LSA Sophomore Erin Eusebi and LSA Sophomore
Nisreen EI-Saghir at their annual Fall Tea event Friday at Martha Cook Building.
SCIENCE
Meteorologists promote
their craft. at WeatherFest

Students visit
Washington, D.C.
to promote the
Energize Africa Act
By EMILIE PLESSET
Daily StaffReporter
The nation's capital had its taste
of some of the University's lead-
ers and best earlier this month
when Music, Theatre & Dance
junior Arian Shaw-Obasogie and
LSA junior Robert Dickinson lob-
bied Congress to pass the Energize
Africa Act, which aims to help pro-
vide affordable electricity to sub-
Saharan Africans.
Shaw-Obasogie and Dickinson
were chosen to visit Washington,
D.C. for a two-day "Power Trip"
after being the top letter senders
this summer as part of the ONE
Campaign's Power Project. The
Power Project was an initiative run
by the ONE Campaign, an interna-
tional advocacy organization with
the goal of eliminating poverty by
2030, to raise nationwide support
for the act.

If passed, the act could bring
electricity to more than 50 mil-
lion people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Shaw-Obasogie said better access
to electricity would help combat
the Ebola crisis and improve infra-
structure in the region.
Both Shaw-Obasogie and Dick-
inson promoted the act this sum-
mer through the Power Project.
Dickinson sent Congress 315 let-
ters and Shaw-Obasogie sent in
the second-highest number of
responses by recruiting more than
400 letters.
The act was passed in the House
of Representatives in May, but has
yet to be passed in the Senate. The
ONE Campaign is pushing for the
Senate'to consider the act before
the end of the year, or it will need
to be reintroduced to Congress.
During their time in Washing-
ton, Shaw-Obasogie and Dick-
inson met with Sens. Carl Levin
(D-Mich.) and Debbie Stabenow
(D-Mich.). Shaw-Obasogie also
met with congressmen from her
home state of Florida.
Shaw-Obasogie said attending
the D.C. Power Trip was the sec-
ond step in the push to get the act
See WASHINGTON, Page 2A

Event informs
students of
research initiatives
By LARA MOEHLMAN
For the Daily
The weather Sunday was
ideal, to say the least. But mem-
bers of the University's chapter

of the American Meteorologi-
cal Society could've predicted
its beauty days before.
Members of the Meteoro-
logical Society came to the
Diag Sunday to teach passers-
by about the field of meteorol-
ogy. Society members hosted
the event as part of an outreach
effort to expose students
and community members to
research efforts currently

underway at the University, as
well asother institutions.
Engineering graduate stu-
dent Justin Tsu co-organized
the event with a fellow club
member Engineering senior
Barbara Doyle.
"There's so much more to it
than just (weather) news and
rocks falling from the sky," Tsu
said. "In general, meteorology
is all about applied physics of

the atmosphere. It's how wind
moves - it's how the resulting
movement of wind can cause
different types of weather."
About 10 student and non-
student organizations joined
AMS on the Diag with infor-
mation, demonstrations and
models. Other participat-
ing organi ations included
the Cooperative Institute for
See WEATHERFEST, Page 2A

CELEBRATION
With historical
lens, The Daily
enters125' year

Evolving organization
aims to serve
each generation of
Michigan students
By SHOHAM GEVA
and MICHAEL SUGERMAN
Daily StaffReporters
Bound volumes of The Mich-
igan Daily line the bookshelves
of the editorial conference
room - others lie in stacks on
the floor. Still, more fill cabinets
behind the news desk. The edi-
tions date back to Sept. 29, 1890,
the first day of production as a
newspaper.
The Daily enters its 125th
year of existence Monday, and,
with that anniversary, the paper
celebrates a longstanding tradi-
tion of fostering student jour-
nalism, serving the University
community and covering the
stories that matter not only on
campus, but also in Ann Arbor,

the state of Michigan and even
the nation.
In the first edition, the Daily
ran a story about the rugby
team's upcoming season, an ad
for fraternity pins and notes
from faculty about new cours-
es in foundry work and water
analysis.
Over the subsequent 124
years. the Daily has covered
integral parts of this campus'
history.
The Daily witnessed the
terms of 12 of the University's
14 presidents. And it has been
the first to report on important
scientific breakthroughs, like
the announcement of the polio
vaccine.
The Daily has written about
the impact of Supreme Court
decisions stemming from the
University's admission poli-
cies and covered anti-war and
anti-draft protests during the
Vietnam War, as well as the
experiences of a student jailed
during one.
See BIRTHDAY, Page 3A

Sister Simone Campbell speaks at the Nuns on the Bus event to encourage voting and political awareness Sunday
at the School of Social Work.
Nuns on the Bus encourage
poli-tical participation

GREEK LIFE
Student's
comedic4
rush video
goes viral
LSA senior gains
notoriety for
infiltrating sorority
recruitment events
By STEPHANIE SHENOUDA
Daily News Editor
Some students participating
in the rush process as part of
Panhellenic Recruitment ear-
lier this month were in for a sur-
prise when they were joined by a
unique potential new member.
LSA senior Daniel Markowitz
donned a dress and wig, purport-
ing to be Danielle, an over-eager
freshman sorority recruit. He
produced a video of his trials as
a rushee, which has over 60,000
views on YouTube. It was also
featured to websites popular
within the Greek community,
such as BroBible and Total Frat
Move.
See VIDEO, Page 3A

Cal
tor
n
Nu
activi
stop i
politi
As

tholicgropaims Roman Catholic sisters posed
group a questions for the audience of
aise awareness of about 100 voters and both politi-
cal and religious activists, ask-
coney in politics ing, "What are your concerns as
we move toward the November
By EMMA KERR election?" and "What gives you
Daily StaffReporter hope?" The goal ofthese events is
primarily to do justthat, to gauge
ins on the Bus, a social what matters to individuals
sm advocacy group, made a across the country and to offer
n Ann Arbor Sunday to talk an opportunity to effect change
cs. in those areas of injustice.
part of the event, the Sister Simone Campbell,

executive director ofnetwork for
Nuns on the Bus, said their goal
is to open up conversation and
encourage attendants to take
action of their own, especially
following the Supreme Court's
Citizens United v. Federal Elec-
tion Commission decision
regarding campaign finances.
This decision struck down
regulation and limits on cam-
paign spending by' interest
groups such as Citizens United, a
See NUNS, Page 3A

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