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City of Ann Arbor
fiscal year budget
Cuts will eliminate 30 safety
positions and reallocate
funds to public programs.
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The nuance and scope of
culture is limited by racial
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'X-Men: First Class'
turns into success
Marvel's fourth 'X-Men'
produces brilliance under
Bryan Singer's direction.
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SPO R S
about OSU scandal
Two former Michigan
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Columbus isn't a surprise.
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PA T RLLI NG C AMPU S P G
U' trespass policy revisions
receive criticism from ACLU
dies at 83
'U' Medical School
alum known for
suicides passes away
By BRIENNE PRUSAK
Jack Kevorkian - a doctor
best known for his advocacy of
assisted suicide - died of a blood
clot on Friday at Beaumont Hospi-
tal in Royal Oak, Michigan at the
age of 83. Kevorkian was born and
raised in Michigan and graduated
from the University's Medical
School in 1952.
Members of the University
community who had formerly
worked with or met Kevorkian
said that while they may not have
agreed with his motives, they
respected his steadfast beliefs and
ability to challenge aspects of the
American health care system.
Kevorkian, who was com-
monly known as "Dr. Death," was
sentenced with 10-to-25 years in
prison in March 1999 after assist-
ing in the suicides of at least 130
terminally ill patients through-
out the 1990s. After Kevorkian's
release from prison in June 2007,
he promised to never perform
an assisted suicide again. How-
ever, he continued to advocate
for the option while living out the
remainder of his years in Bloom-
field Hills, Michigan.
Howard Markel, a medical
historian at the University who
met Kevorkian on several occa-
See KEVORKIAN, Page 9
revised policy may
inhibit free speech
By KAITLIN WILLIAMS
Though representatives from
the American Civil Liberties
Union said recent changes to the
University's trespass policy are an
improvement, they are concerned
that potential abuse by Depart-
ment of Public Safety officers and
a lack of an independent body to
oversee appeals may still impede
free speech rights.
The new trespass policy,
which goes into effect on July 1,
will limit the duration of a ban
to one year unless DPS feels an
extension is warranted, expand
bans to include all three Univer-
sity campuses and set up further
review and appeals processes to
the DPS Oversight Committee.
Michael Steinberg, legaldirec-
tor of the Michigan chapter of the
ACLU, said that while the new
policy remedies previous inad-
equacies of the former policy, the
ACLU has major concerns about
allowing the DPS chief of police to
hear appeals about the overuse of
trespass warnings by DPS officers.
"We are still concerned that
there is no appeal to an indepen-
dent body," Steinberg said.
A letter written bythe Univer-
sity's undergraduate ACLU chap-
ter prompted the state chapter to
get involved in the trespass policy
reform, he said. Before the pro-
posed changes were introduced,
Steinberg said the University had
"perhaps the most egregious"
trespass policy in the state.
"We applaud the University of
Michigan for taking the ACLU's
constitutional concerns seriously,"
See TRESPASS, Page 6