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An alarming morning


LSA freshman Mihir
Patil was lathering him-
self with soap around
11:30 a.m. Wednesday
when a piercing noise
interrupted his sudsy
shower sanctuary in
one of Alice Lloyd Hall's
third floor bathrooms.
"I was in the shower,
and there's this horri-
ble sound, and then the
lights start flickering,"
he said.
A voice over the inter-
com blared out seconds
later, announcing that
the pandemonium was
a result of the fire alarm
being set off.
"I think there's a fire,

I'm scared for my life, I
dry myself off, calmly
put my clothes on and
limp downstairs because
I have a sprained ankle,"
Patil said.
He sprained the ankle
over the long weekend
while playing basketball.
After crossing over a
friend - or "breakinghis
ankles," so to speak - he
sped too quickly in the
opposite direction and
"broke" his own.
Once he walked out-
side to avoid the poten-
tially impending fire,
Patil sat down with a
few fellow Lloyd resi-
dents. He said they were

complaining about the
alarm, so he joined in.
A few minutes later,
the incessant beeping
subsided and he went
back inside to finish his
shower. He noted, how-
ever, that the alarm's
flashing lights did not
"I go back up to the
shower and undress
again," Patil said. "I
start glistening and then
the alarm goes off again.
I punched the wall ...
well, I palmed it."

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Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore-Madaline Rouverol checks out clothing-
created by students and the costume artisans of University Productions at
the Costumes by Design exhibit Wednesday in the Duderstadt Library.

M farmers' Technolog
Sexual assault market social just
Ann Arbor Police identi- WHAT: A farmers' WHAT: The talk
fedannsAbrpce . denti- market will include fresh explain the rolesi
fled a suspect Wednesday in fruits and vegetables, chef can play in social
an alleged sexual assault that demonstrations, giveaways those with disabi
occurred off-campus ear- and nutrition tips. WHO: School of
lier this month. The assault, WHO: University Unions Information
which was described in an WHEN: Today from 10 a.m. WHEN: Today f
crime alert, was reported to to 2 p.m. 1 p.m.
have occurred in the early WHERE: Michigan Union WHERE: Room
morning of Oct. 3. courtyard North Quad
Cabaret Writing n
WHAT: The School of info. sessi{
Dirt & Dish Music, Theatre & Dance will
BY HALI LEVANDOSKI performthe famous musical WHAT: Students
about the Kit Kat Klub in in applyingbefore
As a more healthy alter- Germanyunder the rise of deadline for awri
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that are traditionally high $28/$22/$10 with a student this information s
in fat and sugar, Levandoski ID. which will give a:
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grain high in healthy fat. Theatre & Dance application proce
After you fuel up, try out WHEN: Today at 7:30 p.m. WHO: Sweetlant
kickboxing as a fun, calorie WHERE: Mendelssohn Writing
burning activity that also Theatre WHEN: Today a
teaches self-defense skills. WHERE: Michig
Parker Room (2n

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WHAT: Prof. Joshua M.
Roose from Harvard Uni-
versity will discuss "foreign
fighters" who join ISIS.
WHO: Islamic
Studies Program
WHEN: Today from 4 to 6
WHERE: Room 1636,
School of Social Work
100 Monologues
WHAT: Eric Bogosian
will perform selections

1One of two nurses to
develop Ebola after
treating a man with
the disease boarded
a commercial flight from
Cleveland to Dallas, The
New York Times reported,
raising new questions about
containment procedures.
The Daily Arts Staff
takes a look at Ground
Cover, a grassroots
newspaper and microfinanc-
ing project written and sold
by homeless and low income
Ann Arbor residents.
One day before it was
set to reveal its new
iPad design, Apple
'accidently' leaked
information aboutthe product
alleged schematic showed few
changes from pastdesigns.

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UHS named leader in Snyder promotes economic


LGBTQ patient care

growth in conference call

ing th
426 o
2014 1
ties in
the H

althcare Equality met the four criteria necessary to
earn this recognition. The four
dex places U jIn components of the survey con-
sider patient non-discrimina-
annual survey tion policies, visitation policies,
employment non-discrimination
By EMMA KERR policies and training in LGBT
Daily StaffReporter patient-centered care.
Carmen Green, UMHS asso-
e Healthcare Equality ciate vice president and asso-
released its annual 2014 ciate dean for Health Equity
y results Wednesday, nam- and Inclusion, said the recent
se University of Michigan improvement at UMHS and its
h System a Leader in LGBT qualification for this recognition
hcare Equality. is an important step in non-dis-
the 507 respondents to criminatory polices and health-
nationwide HEI survey, care at UHS.
set the four set criteria in "While there is still work to
to receive recognition as a be done to improve how we pro-
Leader in LGBT Heathcare vide care, do research, train new
ity, 10 of which were facili- professionals and foster careers,
r Michigan. HEI is part of we are proud of this important
uman Rights Campaign, an recognition and remain stead-
ization aimed at increasing fast in our commitment to elimi-
support for LGBT causes, nating health care disparities in
g other goals. our time and promoting health
is is the first year UMHS equity now," Green wrote in a

press release.
507 facilities voluntarily
responded to the HEI survey,
but for the first time, HEI also
surveyed facilities that did not
willingly offer responses to their
The survey brings to light gaps
in hospital policy language that
refer only to sexual orientation
without addressing gender iden-
tities. To achieve recognition for
the first component of the survey,
facilities must include the terms
"sexual orientation" and "gender
identity" in their policy or in the
patients' bill of rights, which must
also be accessible to patients in at
least two different forms.
Issues within non-discrimi-
nation policy, according to the
survey, most often affect trans-
gender and gender non-conform-
ing individuals. While 97 percent
of HEI survey respondents have
a fully inclusive LGBT patient
non-discrimination policy, of
those facilities that chose not
to respond, only 51 percent had
acceptable non-discrimination
98 percent of survey respon-
dents had equal visitation
policies, while 84 percent of
non-respondents had similar
equal visitation policies allow-
ing same-sex couples and same-
sex parents the right to visit
loved ones in healthcare set-
tings, regardless of their state's
legal recognition of same-sex
marriage. The survey also dem-
onstrates 26 percent of facilities
that have a sexual orientation
workplace protection policy do
not include gender identity in
those protections.
96 percent of responding facil-
ities have a fully inclusive LGBT
employment non-discrimination
policy, while only 50 percent hold
the same policies in facilities that
did not volunteer in the study.
More than 86 percent of hos-
pitals and facilities that respond-
ed to the HEI survey provided
LGBT patient-centered training
to staff members.

Governor skirts gay
marriage and pay
equality concerns
Daily NewsEditor
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder
discussed job growth, the slash
and later uptick of state fund-
ing for higher education, sexual
assault on college campuses and
views on same-sex marriage in a
conference call Wednesday.
Student journalists from the
University of Michigan, Michi-
gan State University, Central
Michigan University and Saginaw
Valley State University were on
the call. Throughout the Snyder
campaign, outreach efforts to
the public have increased. While
Republican Senate hopeful Terri
Lynn Land has avoided public
speeches and interviews with the
press, Snyder participated in a
town hall debate earlierthis week.
He and Land previously denied
requests for debate.
At the beginning of the call,
Snyder addressed economic
growth in Michigan, saying that
under his administration, the
state added around 300,000 pri-
vate sector jobs. He said college
students were key in ensuringthe
state continues to grow.
"You're our future," Snyder
said. "I want to make sure that we
can make sure we can make col-
lege and higher ed more afford-
able for people because we want
to encourage people to get the
skills, the training, the resources
to be successful and have a great
career in our state. We have lots
of exciting job opportunities in
Michigan and one of the keys is to
make sure you have the rightoskills
to fill those."
Questions focused on state
appropriations to higher educa-
tion. In 2011, Snyder cut 15 percent
of funding to public higher educa-
tion institutions. Gradual increas-
es in funding have followed the
initial cut: 3.1 percent increase in

2012; 2.2 percent in 2013; and 6.1
percent in2014.
Snyder said increases to the
higher education budget link to
the overall growth of Michigan's
"I think you'll find that the uni-
versity leaders over this last bud-
get were fairly pleased on where
we were heading," Snyder said.
"I actually sent the message that
as the recovery of our economy
keeps up, I hope to restore what
we had in place and actually add
more revenue to the universities.
So we're trying to be proactive
about that."
He said the initial cut to higher
educationwas difficult, butneces-
sary to balance the state budget.
"When I took office, I faced
a $1.5 billion budget deficit, so
we did have to make a cut to the
higher ed. budgetthat first year in
order to balance the budgetwhich
was difficult," Snyder said.
He added that he was interested
in developing a collaborative pro-
cess through which universities
and the government could work
together on managing the institu-
tions' budgets. Universities could
mimic municipalities' economiz-
ing IT systems, enterprise plat-
forms and contract negotiations
for lower costs of goods services.
When budget cuts began in
2011, The Michigan Daily report-
ed the University would reduce
costs by $100 million by 2012
and another $120 million by 2017.
Former University Provost Philip
Hanlon,--now president of Dart-
mouth College, saidthe University
combined IT units to save $7 mil-
lion, as Snyder suggested.
Former University President
Mary Sue Coleman testified in
2011 State Senate and House
Appropriations Subcommittees
on Higher Education in Lansing
that, while cutting coasts, the Uni-
versity was dedicated to ensure
tuition continued to be affordable.
University undergraduate
tuition from the academic years
2011-2012 to 2014-2015 differs by
$718 for Michigan residents, and
$1,995 for non-residents.

Snyder said in the conference
call that he wanted to place more I
emphasis on need-based tuition.
Current high school students
could also consider dual-enroll-
ment, and earn college credits
while in school. This could save a
year or greater of college tuition.
The governor avoided direct
answers on queries concerning
pay equity and same-sex mar-
riage. Asked if he was planning
to support legislation to address
Michigan's wage gap, in which
women earn 74 cents for every
dollar men earn, Snyder said his
administration "work(s) hard"
with all sectors of industry to
ensure payequity.
"That's where I think the law is
prettyclearpeople shouldalready
get the same pay so we want to
work on making sure we achieve
that," Snyder said.
Democrats have criticized his
lack of action on this issue. Sen.
Debbie Stabenow (D) most recent-
lyaddressed this in aWest Michi-
gan campaign stop this month.
"You can stand up and say, 'I
support equal pay,' but if you're
not willing to put teeth into the
law and enforce it, it doesn't
count,"Stabenow said.
Snyder also did not articulate
a stance on same-sex marriage. A
March 2014 ruling by the district
court deemed same-sex mar-
riage legal in Michigan, though
Michigan Attorney General Bill
Schuette (R) asked for an emer-
gencystayonthisthe nextday and
brought itthe courtof appeals.
Democrats have panned the
Republican response to same-
sex marriage, and Snyder has
not taken a definitive stance on
the issue. He said any legislative
action to change the 2004 consti-
tutional amendment banning gay
marriage would come too late, as
the courts are likely to soon pro-
duce a decision on gay marriage.
"I'm waiting for the court deci-
sion,"he said.
However, Snyder said he is
"encouraging action" on the
Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act,
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