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LEFT Navy players warm up prior
to the wheel-chair basketball
game at Crisler Center Sunday.
(McKenzie Berezin/ Daily)
RIGHT LSA senior Christa
Guest sets up a pretend mummy
Wednesday for the Natural
History Museum's "Learn It!
Do It! Day," held Thursday for
elementary school children on.
field trips. This month's theme
is "World History Through
Archaeology." (Rita Morris/
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Photography Sports and Moroccan Rec sports
experiences the University Islam certifications

WHAT: Charlie Engelman,
a National Geographic
Prize Winner, will share his
photography experiences.
WHO: Museum Studies
WHEN: Today from noon
to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Art
Auditorium
Zumba at
Trotter
WHAT: Joina free Zumba
exercise session at the
Trotter Multicultural
Center.
WHO: Trotter Multicultural
Center
WHEN: Today at 7p.m.
WHERE: Trotter
Multicultural Center
Recreation Room

WHAT:Aseriesof lectures
will explore the role of
sports in American higher
education today.
WHO: LSA
WHEN: Today from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
Library

WHAT: Edmund Burke III,
a lecturer from UC Santa
Cruz, will discuss Morocco's
unique form of Islam.
WHO: Center for European
Studies
WHEN: Today from 4 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: The League

A2 Data Dive Phillips

WHAT: The Aa Data
Dive gives local nonprofit
organizations the chance
to come together and work
on understanding their
company's data. Anyone is
welcome, and people can
work together and share
their knowledge of data.
WHO: A2 Data Dive
WHEN: Tomorrow from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: North Quad

anau el
WHAT: Grant-Lee Phillips
and Howe Gelb, both well-
respected American singer/
songwriters, will perform
together at the Ark.
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Todayat 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark, 316 S.
Main St.

WHAT: If you have always
wanted to be a certified
cycling instructor, now is
your chance. Rec Sports is
doing a certification class.
WHO: Rec Sports
WHEN: Tomorrow
from 8 a.m. to 5p.m.
WHERE: the Intramural
Sports Building
Great Lakes
Crossing Trip
WHAT: Students have
the chance to take a trip to
this large outlet mall with
the International Center.
WHO: International Center
WHEN: Tomorrow from
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Great Lakes
Crossing, Auburn Hills
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Democrats in the U.S.
Senate are considering
the creation of a
new leadeship position
for Democratic Senator
Elizabeth Warren, Politico
reported. Warren would
serve as a liaison with liberal
political groups.
When Stu Douglass
hit a 3-pointer at the
Breslin Center four
seasons ago, he may have
saved coach John Beilein's job
and revived the program in
the process.
FOR MORE, SEE THE BASKETBALL
PREVIEW PAGE 5B
ISIS leader Abu Bakr
Al-Baghdadi is not
actually dead, The
Guardian reported. He was
rumored to have been killed
last week by a U.S. air strike,
but arecordingfrom Thursday
revealed thathe is alive.

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Student voter turnout
appears to drop in A2

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Campus-surrounding
precincts report
lowerparticipation
By ANASTASSIOS
ADAMOPOULOS
Daily StaffReporter
As predicted,voter turnout for
the 2014 Midterm Elections was
relatively low this election year
with no presidential race to bring
people to the polls. On top of that,
it appears even turnout on cam-
pus is on the decline.
Within the Washtenaw Coun-
ty precincts that surround cam-
pus, where students tend to live,
average voter turnout per pre-
cinct was 14.08 percent this year,
down from 17.88 percent in 2010,
the last non-presidential election
year.
In reality, it is likely that a

living in these areas voted as the
number of registered voters is
inflated by individuals who are
registered in Ann Arbor, but have
since moved away, like former
students. These individuals can
remain registered in Ann Arbor
for years before being removed.
The figures also do not account
for students who voted by absen-
tee ballot in their home district.
Associate History Prof. Mat-
thew Lassiter said though the
decline in voters is unfortunate,
it is common for younger voters
to be less involved in midterm
elections than presidential ones.
"I think that most students
believe that being active through
political parties is less effective
then being active through issue
based organizations and it's hard
to argue with that analysis," Las-
siter said.
LSA junior Trevor Dolan, pres-
ident of the University's chapter

larger percentage of students of the College Democrats, said
H- -,

there is a small group of politi-
cally active students, despite the
broader trend of declining par-
ticipation. He said while many
may be passionate about certain
issues, fewer are willing to get
involved in the political process.
He added that being a member
of College Democrats allows him
to work on the issues he cares
about.
"Single issues are important
but by involving yourself in the
Democratic or Republican par-
ties you show thatyou care about
a series of issues," he said.
Dolan said College Democrats
have 40 to 50 members who con-
sistently show up to meetings,
and many more come sporadi-
cally. He said he believes politi-
cal organizations have failed to
show that they can accomplish
their goals, many perceiving par-
ties to be solely focused on win-
ning. He added that because of
this, students instead choose to
join issue-based organizations
instead.
"Politics is just composed of
all these issues, and I think that
when a lot of students think of
politics they think about ger-
rymandering, they think about
political gridlock but they don't
think about that what happens
in Washington or what happens
in Lansing affects them directly
and affects the issues that they
care about," Dolan said.
Political Science Prof. Nicho-
lasValentino said research shows
that college students tend to be
less partisan while in school,
usually identifying and work-
ing with one party later on. He
said Democratic and Republican
party organizers have worked
harder recently to recruit col-
lege students through grassroots
mobilization.
"I think if you wanted to make
just the most basic prediction
about whether someone is going
to participate, the first thing you
usually look to is how much did
their family participate and how
See VOTING, Page 3A

President issuing
series of executive
orders this month
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi-
dent Barack Obama is poised
to act soon to unveil a series of
executive actions on immigration
that will shield possibly around 5
million immigrants living in the
country illegally from deporta-
tion, according to advocates in
touch with the White House.
The estimate includes extend-
ing deportation protections to
parents and spouses of U.S. citi-
zens and permanent residents
who have been in the country
for some years. The president is
also likely to expand his 2-year-
old program that protects young
immigrants from deportation.
Timing of the announcement
is unclear, though it's expected
before the end of the year. White

House Press Secretary Josh Ear-
nest said Obama would review
final recommendations after
returning from his Asia trip next
week.
Congressional Republicans
are strongly opposed to Obama's
plans, and as lawmakers returned
to Capitol Hill this week follow-
ing midterm elections in which
the GOP retook the Senate, they
vowed to oppose him.
"We're goingto fight the presi-
dent tooth andnail ifhecontinues
down this path. This is the wrong
way to govern. This is exactly
what the American people said on
Election Day they didn't want,"
House Speaker John Boehner,
R-Ohio, said Thursday. "And so,
all the options are on the table."
Some conservatives in the
House and Senate announced
plans to push for language in
must-pass spending bills to block
the president from acting. But
other Republicans warned that

such a push could result in anoth-
er government shutdown like the
one last year over Obama's health
care plan.
"My sense is that the vast
majority of us want to do every-
thing we can to stop it, but also
want to avoid outcomes that
would prove bad for the coun-
try as a whole," said Sen. Marco
Rubio, R-Fla. It wasn't clear,
though, what other options
Republicans had.
The advocates, who spoke on
condition of anonymity ahead
of a public announcement, said
that final details of the plan
remained in flux. But the White
House is likely to include parents
and spouses of U.S. citizens and
permanent residents, stipulating
that they've resided in the U.S. for
some period of time - possibly
as little as five years. That group
totals around 3.8 million people,
according to the Migration
Policy Institute.
and waste and those sorts of
things, is that you can do a lot
with technology, but chang-
ing behavior on campus is
going to be a really important
part of reaching those goals,"
he said.

Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, and Rep. Greg Walden meet with reporters on Capitol Hill to discuss
immigration reforms President Barack Obama is ready to release through executive action.
Obamna to -unvel plans
addressing inmigration

SUSTAINABILITY
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pus sustainability initiatives,
they were less knowledgeable

about protecting the environ-
ment, preventing waste and pri-
oritizing sustainable foods.
"One of the things that
we recognized when we set
the first set of goals related
to greenhouse gases, water

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