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The
University
of

Michigan’s Central Student
Government
convened

Tuesday evening to discuss
underrepresentation
of

students
in
STEM
fields

and the conflicts of interest
present
in
the
University

endowment.
The
assembly

also
voted
on
resolutions

regarding the availability of
resources
through
Sexual

Assault
Prevention
and

Awareness Center and the
greater use of clean energy
sources by the University.

The meeting began with

a presentation from guest

speaker Jeff Irwin, former
Democratic
member
of

the
Michigan
House
of

Representatives
and
LSA

student
government
alum.

Irwin
told
the
assembly

about the history of the Ann
Arbor Tenants’ Union and
the importance of students
being informed of their rights
as tenants. Many housing
contracts contain illegalities
students may not be aware
of, according to Irwin. These
contract issues contribute to
the broader concern regarding
student housing in Ann Arbor,
on campus and off.

“Off-campus
housing
is

the biggest issue that every
student has to deal with here

Peter Baker, the chief White

House correspondent for The
New York Times, discussed
his new book, “Obama: The
Call of History,” to a crowd of
about 200 people at the Gerald
R. Ford Presidential Library
Tuesday.

As
a
mainstay
on
the

coverage of modern American
presidency, Baker has covered
Bill
Clinton,
George
W.

Bush,
Barack
Obama
and

the current Donald Trump
administration.
During

his 20-year tenure at The
Washington Post and most
recently at The New York
Times, Baker has established
an
intimate
rapport
with

some of the most powerful
figures in American politics.
This lecture was first Baker’s
return to Ann Arbor since
2009.

It was these journalistic

experiences,
behind
the

disciplined facade of the 44th
president,
which
inspired

Baker to collaborate with New
York
Times
photographers

and
publish
a
book
that

presents a portrait of the first
African-American president.

“I wanted to write a book

about
President
Obama

because I felt like he is in
some ways one of the most
interesting
presidents
we

have had,” Baker said. “Partly
because we don’t really know

who he is. We have struggled
his entire time in public life
to define who Barack Obama
is, what his presidency meant
and how we see him in the
context of history.”

Described by presidential

historian Michael Beschloss
as “an acute observer of the
modern presidency,” Baker
anchored his new book on the
enigmatic legacy of Obama.
According to Baker, he was

arguably the first introvert
in Oval Office since Jimmy
Carter, a characteristic that
Baker became well attuned to
while covering the president.

“He was opaque even to

those of us who covered him
day in and day out,” Baker
said. “When he came to the
back of the plane on Air Force
One to visit the press in the
back, there wasn’t any of this
sort of chit-chat, ‘Hey, how

is the family going.’ It was
all business. He came back
because he wanted to say
something. He was always
very, very crisp and business-
like. He didn’t let his guard
down. He didn’t give you
playful nicknames like Bush
would give us, and he didn’t
tell us old Ozark tales like Bill
Clinton would tell you.”

However, some audience

A year after hackers sent

racist
and
anti-Semitic

emails
to
engineering
and

computer science students, the
University is still dealing with
concerns regarding internet
security — especially in the
context of accurate security
alerts reaching students on
campus.

Just
last
month,
many

students received an email
encouraging them to download
Wildfire, a new safety alert
system application. The email,
designed to appear as though
it came from the University
of Michigan’s administration,
was not sent by or affiliated
with the University — a note
only made available to students
in the fine print at the bottom
of the email.

In fact, the administration

never approved of the app at all,
citing conflict and confusion
that could arise from students
receiving
emergency
alerts

from two different sources.

This
incident
raises

michigandaily.com
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM

CSG debates
further code
revisions for
new election

Turning Point USA founder talks
importance of ideolgical diversity

See CODE, Page 3A

IBRAHIM IJAZ/Daily

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, discusses his new book, “Obama: The Call of
History” in the Ford Presidential Library Tuesday.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Group also passed resolutions regarding
decreasing University’s use of fossil fuels

Some questioned speaker’s viewpoints in open forum session following speech

More than 100 students and

community members gathered
in the Michigan League to
hear Charlie Kirk, the founder
and
executive
director
of

conservative nonprofit Turning
Point
USA,
speak
about

ideological diversity Tuesday
night in an event hosted by
the University of Michigan’s
chapter of College Republicans.

Kirk founded Turning Point

USA in 2012 when he was 18,
and since then has received
ample
media
coverage.
He

spoke at the 2016 Republican
National Convention and has
been interviewed on Fox News,
CNBC and Fox Business News.

According to Turning Point

USA’s website, the organization
engages in “grassroots activism”
and is “dedicated to identifying,
organizing, and empowering
young people to promote the

principles of free markets, and
limited government.” Turning
Point USA has chapters at more
than 300 college campuses and
lists one of its goals to challenge
liberalism on college campuses.

Kirk
began
his
speech

on
Tuesday
by
giving
an

overview
of
Turning
Point

ALICE TRACEY

For The Daily

See EMAILS, Page 3A

E-security
questions
return with
email scam

CRIME

Community concerned
after ‘Wildfire’ app copies
‘U’ email format, logo

HALEY MCLAUGHLIN/Daily

Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, talks through an array of his conservative views at an event hosted by the University of Michigan’s chapter of College
Republicans in the Michigan League Tuesday.

NYT Chief White House correspondent
speaks about Obama presidency, legacy

Peter Baker talked to a crowd of 200 about his new book, covering the presidency

The Statement

comics issue

This week, the Statement

Magazine turned over
its pages to The Daily’s

cartoonists

» Page 1B

See NYT, Page 3A

See IDEOLOGICAL, Page 3A

The University of Michigan

Board of Regents is set to vote
on a proposal to rebuild Camp
Davis Rocky Mountain Field
Station near Jackson, Wyoming
at this Thursday’s meeting. The
project, estimated to cost $6.5
million, would demolish the
old cabins and bathhouses and
construct 30 new ones, along
with a recreational facility.

Camp Davis is a summer

program
by
the
LSA

Department
of
Earth
and

Environmental
Sciences

in which students can take
introductory
courses
in

geology,
environmental

science and the humanities.
The facility is located near
Yellowstone
National
Park

and Grand Teton National
Park, providing an outdoor
classroom to incorporate into
the curriculum.

The current 120-acre field

station was built in 1929 and
has been offering the summer
courses
every
year
since.

According to the action request
to rebuild the facility, the 30

See CABINS, Page 3A

Regents to
think about
new cabins
for outpost

ADMINISTRATION

Resolution would rebuild
30 cabins at Camp Davis
field station in Wyoming

MAEVE O’BRIEN
Daily Staff Reporter

RACHEL LEUNG
Daily Staff Reporter

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INDEX
Vol. CXXVII, No. 76
©2018 The Michigan Daily

N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

A R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

S U D O K U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

CL A S S I F I E DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

S P O R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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