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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CELEBRATING OUR ONE-HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM

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» INSIDE

the statement

Former vice-chair
of the U.S Federal
Reserve calls on

students to plan ahead

By EMMA KINERY

Daily Staff Reporter

Retirement may be a long way

off for the University students
who attended Tuesday’s Ford
Policy Talk, but the president
of one of the nation’s largest

nonprofit financial institutions
told them they should start
planning now.

Roger Ferguson, president and

CEO of TIAA-CREF, discussed
financial literacy and economics
during
a
discussion
with

University students and faculty.

TIAA is one of the largest

nonprofit financial institutions
in the nation and one of the
retirement policy providers for
the University.

Ferguson,
the
former

vice chairman of the Board
of
Governors
of
the
U.S.

Federal
Reserve,
previously

served
on
President
Barack

Obama’s Council on Jobs and
Competitiveness
and
worked

on a long-term study for the
National Academy of Science
on the effects of the aging
population in the United States.

During the talk, Ferguson

said he sees Americans’ lack of
fiscal knowledge as one of the
most pressing issues facing the
U.S. economy.

Thirty percent of Americans,

when tested on their financial
literacy, fell into the category of

financially illiterate, Ferguson said.

“The state of financial literacy

is
abysmal,”
he
said.
“The

problem is that most parents
are not very comfortable with
finances, and therefore their
kids are not comfortable. Adults
in general aren’t comfortable,
teachers are uncomfortable … So
I think that there’s this general
lack of financial awareness that
permeates our society.”

The solution, he said, lies in

education, citing work he’s doing
with 15 graduate schools to try to

GOP presidential
nominee hasn’t

won the state since
George H.W. Bush

By SHOHAM GEVA

Daily News Editor

MACKINAC
ISLAND


They came to Michigan, and
they recited the usual platitudes
Republicans in the state have
been saying for at least the past
27 years: 2016 is the year the
GOP takes Michigan back in the
presidential election.

Republicans haven’t won the

state in a presidential election
since 1988, but to the five GOP
presidential
candidates
who

came to Mackinac Island this
weekend
for
a
Republican

leadership conference, it wasn’t
just platitudes. They were high-
confidence predictions.

At a rally on the island,

Sen.
Ted
Cruz
(R–Texas)

vowed to campaign hard in
the state, promising a repeat
of the Reagan Revolution — a
reference to former President
Ronald
Reagan’s
ability
to

attract Democratic voters, and
the groundswell of support
he found among Democrats in
Macomb, Mich.

Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.), the

winner of the weekend’s straw
poll and a frequent visitor to the
state, touted Michigan-focused
policy — like his plan to return
money to large urban areas like
Detroit through what he calls
“economic freedom zones.”

To reporters, he said he

thought he’d be competitive
in Michigan because of his
positions on issues like Detroit
and privacy, citing the NSA’s
surveillance of cell phones
through the Patriot Act.

“When you talk to college kids

or you do a survey, let’s say even
40 or under, 83 percent think we
went way too far in collecting all
the phone records,” he said. “And

Students also choose
election dates and
strategize around
intercouncil unity

By JACKIE CHARNIGA

Daily Staff Reporter

The director of the Office

of Student Conflict Resolution
addressed members of Central
Student
Government
on

Tuesday
amid
an
ongoing

revision
process
for
the

Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities.

Erik Wessel, the director,

discussed ways student could
contribute input during the
revision. The statement outlines
expectations
for
student

conduct, and suggests sanctions
and disciplinary procedures if
they are not met.

The statement is amended

every
three
years.
Wessel

said
it
was
important
for

students
to
be
actively

involved in the amendment
process, particularly because
a
University
student
is

automatically
bound
the

statement upon their enrollment
at the University.

“The statement is best served

when the entire community
has a voice in its continued
creation,” Wessel said, “My
hope is that you will join me in
that process.”

CSG’s
Student
Conduct

Advisory Board is in charge of
drafting the amended statement.
They draft the statement based
on
conversations
with
the

student body. The next forum
will be held Oct. 1 at Weill Hall.

Wessel provided examples of

the kinds of conflicts that may be
addressed in the new statement,
such as how the University
handles students who enter
buildings unauthorized, such as
the Big House.

Remarks highlight
opportunities for
LSA students after

graduation

By EMILY MIILLER

Daily Staff Reporter

The
setting
was

intimate
Tuesday
at
the

#withDeanMartin event held

in the basement of Bursley
Residence Hall.

LSA Dean Andrew Martin

hosted the open discussion
Tuesday night, continuing a
series of forums held last year.

The
audience
included
a

handful of freshmen as well
as several dean ambassadors,
the
students
who
helped

organize the event and work
with Martin’s office over the
year to engage with students as
part of the Dean’s Ambassador

Program.

The tone was informal, with

questions ranging from study
tips to the dean’s role at the
University.

Martin
emphasized
the

importance of taking advantage
of LSA’s growing internship
programs, and said his office
was looking into opening a
Opportunity Center to ensure
students are aware of internship
opportunities.

$12 million
allocated for
North Campus

building renovation

By KATIE PENROD

Daily Staff Reporter

More than 10 years after

disassembling
its
nuclear

reactor,
the
University
is

allocating
$12
million
to

renovate
the
building
and

create a Nuclear Engineering
Laboratory in the existing space.

The
building
was
first

created following World War
II, as part of a project called
the
Michigan
Memorial

Phoenix Project. Its purpose
was to honor members of the
University who had died in the
war, and was recognized by
President Dwight Eisenhower
as a facility for peaceful
nuclear research.

Alum Bob Beyster and his

See POLICY, Page 3A
See GOP, Page 3A

See NUCLEAR, Page 3A
See DEAN, Page 3A
See CSG, Page 3A

GOVERNMENT

RESEARCH
STUDENT GOVERNMENT

EMILIE FARRUGIA/Daily

Justin Wolfers, professor of Economics and Public Policy, and Roger Ferguson, president and CEO of TIAA-CREF and former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal
Reserve, have a conversation about fiscal knowledge and financial literacy in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at the Ford School on Tuesday.

RITA MORRIS/Daily

LSA Dean Andrew Martin answers students questions and discusses undergraduate opportunities in the Living Arts
Lounge at Bursley Hall on Tuesday.

Policy talk highlights need
to prepare for retirement

Optimism
for 2016

abounds on
Mackinac

At CSG, OSCR
director speaks
about amending
rights statement

Dean Martin talks student
internships at open forum

Former ‘U’
reactor to
become lab
for nuclear
research

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CL ASSIFIEDS...............6A

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