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Former OSU band director's request denied

Former OSU band director's
termination appeal denied
Jonathan Waters, former
Ohio State University March-
ing Band director, will not get
a chance to get his job back,
after being fired for his squad
engaging in "sexualized" hazing
activities, the Huffington Post
Waters' attorney had previ-
ously requested a hearing to
clear the accusations, but OSU
denied the request.
The attorney argued that
these accusations are false
according to testimony by cur-
rent and former band members.
However, Ohio State trust-
ees supported the university's

decision to not give Waters an
opportunity to return to his for-
mer position.
Michigan State University
works to improve handling of
sexual assault
Michigan State University
said that it will try to improve its
Sexual Harassment Policy, along
with expanding its Task Force on
Sexual Assault and Relationship
Violence yesterday afternoon,
the State News reported.
MSU President Lou Anna
K. Simon sent an e-mail to the
student community that empha-
sized the administration's com-
mitment to improving campus
safety, especially with regards

LSA junior Chelsea Baytemur socializes at the Sup-
porting Incoming Black Students Mentoring Kickoff
Event Tuesday at Trotter Multicultural Center.


WHAT: The Consulate
General of Japan in Detroit
will provide services for
Japanese nationals.
WHO: Center for Japanese
WHEN: Today from 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m
WHERE: Hatcher Gradu-
ate Library Gallery

Info about
WHAT: An opportunity for
interested students to learn
about the Interfraternity
Council fraternities and
how they recruit members.
WHO: Office of Greek Life
WHEN: Today at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League

Greek Life LIFE Group
Information Meeting

to sexual assault.
MSU is one of 70 universities
being investigated for its han-
dling of sexual assault allega-
tions amidst a growing national
dialogue on the subject.
Indiana University makes IFC
rush a more intensive process
Aspiring fraternity brothers
at Indiana University have a few
more hoops to jump through
after the administration has
announced plans to increase the
required events and timeline for
rushing one of their 29 fraternal
organizations, the Indiana Daily
Student reported.
Amy Fine, a passenger
on a Delta flight, was
enraged at the passenger
in front of her after the pas-
senger reclined her seat back
onto Fine, ABC reported.
Fine demanded to get off the
plane after the incident. The
pilot landed the plane.
Ann Arbor - home to
the University - also
serves as home to fairy
doors, thrift shop culture and
a paint-splattered rock. Read
The Statement to unlock
more Ann Arbor legends.
Approximately 65,000
people attend the
"Burning Man" festi-
val in Nevada's Black Rock
Desert, MSNBC reported.
Attendees form a temporary
community based on art and
self-reliance for a week while
inhabitingthe desert.

WHAT: This a great chance
to learn about the Panhel-
lenic Formal Recruitment
WHO: Students considering
the Greek community
WHEN: Today from 5:00
p.m. to 6:30 p.m
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es on creating a community
where students experience
love, faith and enjoyment
through relationships.
WHO: Harvest Mission
Community Church
WHEN: Today at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1001E Huron St.
WHAT: This workshop is
taught by Haji Door Deen
Mi Guang Jiang, who is a
master Islamic calligraphy.
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p.m. to7:30 p.m.
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WHAT: Recruitors from
the International Christian
Fellowship will offer career
tips, interviewing advice,
and further info on ICF over
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 12:00
p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Twitter

WHAT: A workshop where
UROP students will work on
resume-making skills.
WHO: The Career Center
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WHAT: The School of
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Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Arcer talks'
Q A the city's history, struggles and resurgence

By WILL GREENBERG Dennis Archer: During the
Daily News Editor eight years that I was in office
we had a balanced budget,
After over a year of bank- we had a modest surplus that
ruptcy proceedings, the city helped start a "rainy-day fund,"
of Detroit is entering the heat and our pension boards were
of the fight to bring the city over-funded during that time.
back from the brink. For many We did not have any deficit,
Detroit citizens, this could mean we didn't have any of the prob-
a long-awaited fresh start. For lems that gave rise to what put
Dennis Archer, Detroit's mayor us into bankruptcy. So, I had
from 1994-2001, this is just the not thought about bankruptcy,
beginning of potential prosper- it didn't even cross my mind.
ity. Archer is still involved in the There were several things that
city, serving as chairman of the occurred, however, over time
Detroit Regional Chamber and that drove the city into bank-
still providing the occasional ruptcy and part of it was not the
legal counsel. He spoke with fault of any mayor.
The Michigan Daily about the Because of the mortgage
city, the bankruptcy and what debacle - that banks and oth-
the future may hold. ers are still paying for now,
paying fines into the federal
The Michigan Daily: The government - the property val-
city of Detroit has had struggles ues in the city of Detroit went
that have spanned across sev- down tremendously. As a result,
eral decades. Was it ever a pos- the city of Detroit, when that
sibility to you during your time occurred, received less income.
as mayor that Detroit might go Secondly, because of the job loss
bankrupt? in the manufacturing sector,

it had a terrific impact on the
city of Detroit because citizens
who live in the city, or indeed
those who live outside the city
but work in the city, they pay
income tax. And when there's
a job loss or there's layoffs or
companies go bankrupt, people
are not able to work overtime.
That means the second source
of income, income tax, is down
The other thing that occurred
that hurt the city of Detroit was
that we've been losing popula-
tion in the city of Detroit since
1953. In 1952, we had 1.82 mil-
lion people living in the city of
Detroit. We've been losing pop-
ulation ever since (now under
When you lose that kind of
population, you also lose people
paying taxes, both property tax
and income tax, and so those
kinds of things all combined
together served to cause the city
to run out of money, no cash to
pay its bills.
TMD: How do you think
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr
and Mayor Mike Duggan have
handled the bankruptcy situa-
tion so far?
Archer: I think Kevyn Orr is
doing a remarkable job. I think
Mayor Duggan and Kevyn Orr
are working very nicely togeth-
er. As well as the demonstrat-
ed commitment between the
mayor, in this case Mike Dug-
gan, and the city council lead by
Council President Brenda Jones.
They work very well together
and that has created a very posi-
tive atmosphere within the city
and the responsibility that has
been turned over to Mayor Dug-
gan to run. Please remember
that emergency financial man-
ager, under our state statute, has
broad authority. He could have,
should he have chosen to do so,
stripped the city council and
Mayor Duggan of any defini-
tive role to play, but he did not
do that. He worked with Mayor
Duggan, and Mayor Duggan and

Kevyn Orr are working together.
There are some things I know
that Mayor Duggan would like
to have quicker, but despite that
they still have a good working
relationship, which bodes well
for the city of Detroit.
TMD: What do you think of
Mayor Duggan's vision for the
future and his long-term goals
for the city?
Archer: With the way the
city was existing at the time
that Mayor Duggan was sworn
in and came into office, I think
he's done a remarkable job with
the opportunities that he's
had before him. He's not had a
chance to come in and be, 'the

ing he's
got the
ity for
it's been
to him,

Rather than
something and
it's bad,' and v
with that imi
question is, 'O
you do about
your sugg

ing director of Ernst and Young
and moved to Detroit from
Atlanta - came in with an idea
that he approached the Detroit
Regional Chamber about and
that was to see if the Chamber
can come up with contributions
from business and from political
entities like the city of Detroit,
county of Wayne, county of
Oakland, county of Macomb and
other counties in the 12 county
region, see if we can come up
with $12 million and then go
after worldwide businesses that
might be willing to come back
to the city of Detroit or to the
region. The feeling is, given the
fact that at the time we had the
Red Wings hockey team, the
Tigers baseball team both in the
city of
we had
ilooking at the
I saying, 'Gee, Detroit
walking away of Art,
pression, the we had
the Fox
k, what would Theatre,
it? What are we had
, o ? a lot of
estions?' different
appeal to people. If we could get
them to come to the region, we
could get them-to come to the
city of Detroit.
TMD: Since the bankrupt-
cy last summer, Detroit has
changed its national story to
one of recovery and the future
but there are still plenty of
people, including students at
the University, who see only
blight and crime. What will
it take for people's minds to
Archer: It's sad when you
consider where you are, at an
outstanding university, 45
minutes away from the city of
Detroit, for someone to have
that view without asking ques-
tions and learning about it and

reading it closer. Do we have
abandoned buildings? Yes. Well,
remember what I indicated
before: we had 1.82 million peo-
ple living in the city of Detroit
back in 1951 - '52. The city of
Detroit, according to the census,
the population today is about
690,000 people. If you lose 1.12
million people over that num-
ber of years you don't need the
same housing units. As it relates
to crime, that problem occurred
because of the fiscal problems
the city was having and the
failure to properly monitor
and come up with a good bud-
get. At the time I left office we
had, I think, about 3,700 police
officers. Today we've got about
2,600, and that's what Dave
Bing inherited when he became
mayor and that's what Mayor
Duggan is dealing with. But that
can be solved and will be solved
and is being solved now and
crime is being reduced.
So, all I'm saying is that you
can find whatever you want to
find and find something and
make it negative or you can be
objective and say, "You know
what, here's how you change it."
Students have different areas of
interest that cause them to go
to the different colleges within
the University of Michigan.
You've got outstanding profes-
sors, you've got brilliant young
people who are your classmates.
You're there to learn and you're
there to learn because I think
you want to make a difference
in this world. So, rather than
looking at something and say-
ing, "Gee, it's bad," and walking
away with that impression, the
question is, "Ok, what would you
do about it? What are your sug-
If people are just content to
sit back and go on what hear-
say happens today, then those
people will always have a nega-
tive impression, and you can't
change it unless they see for
themselves, or are willing to be
objective and open up their eyes
and see the progress that's being

of it, by the emergency finan-
cial manager. It's proven that
between the two of them they
have been able to do a remark-
able job in putting the city of
Detroit in a position to succeed.
Judge Steven Rhodes has also
been outstanding.
TMD: One of your major
accomplishments as mayor was
attracting developers to Detroit.
How were you able to do that
and how can Duggan do the
same in the coming years?
Archer: We were very com-
mitted to bringing jobs into the
city of Detroit. We needed jobs
and we needed to have that kind
of opportunity in the city of
Detroit. One of my friends, Al
Lucarelli - who was the manag-



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