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University
of
Michigan
student tuition will no longer
cover
testing
for
sexually
transmitted
infections
at
University Health Services.
This update is part of UHS
and Michigan Medicine’s new
policy
of
billing
students’
personal
insurance
for
“laboratory testing, radiology
x-rays
and
ultrasounds
and allergy injections,” as

announced in a policy memo
on July 15. Previously, these
services
were
covered
by
the Health Service Fee, a
mandatory fee of $199 included
in the tuition paid by U-M Ann
Arbor students each semester.
Under the new policy, all
laboratory tests, including STI
tests, will be sent to Michigan
Medicine
laboratories,
and
costs will be billed to students’
personal
health
insurance.
There are still no fees for the
Sexual Assault Exam at UHS,

which may include an STI
panel.
According
to
the
U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services, children can
remain under their parent’s
health insurance until the
age of 26. The insurance
policy holder which for many
students is their parents may
receive
an
Explanation
of
Benefits from the insurance
company detailing the services
received at UHS, including an
STI panel.

If students are receiving
services no longer covered by
their tuition, they will receive
a flyer detailing the billing
change and information about
an
out-of-pocket
payment
option to avoid the EOB. A
standard STI panel at UHS is
$90 out-of-pocket.
Charging students’ personal
health insurance allows UHS
to create a revenue stream

michigandaily.com
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM

U.S. Customs and Border
Protection called the Mardigian
Library at the University of
Michigan-Dearborn on Aug. 14
to book a training session for
new CBP employees, causing
worry
among
those
at
the
University, a Michigan Journal
article reported. The request
was immediately denied due to
a policy that prohibits renting
rooms
to
organizations
not

affiliated with the University or
the surrounding community.
Maureen
Linker,
interim
director of the Mardigian Library
and professor of philosophy
at U-M Dearborn, urged all
concerned students, faculty and
staff to read the University’s
public statement released on
Aug. 16. The statement reiterated
the
University’s
commitment
to protecting students’ private
information — including their
immigration
status

but
reminded readers that the three

University of Michigan campuses
are not classified as “sanctuary”
campuses.
CBP Requests Room on U-M
Dearborn Campus
The statement also noted
that CBP, not U.S. Immigration
and
Customs
Enforcement
(ICE), called campus to request
a room booking. Although both
organizations
operate
under
the Department of Homeland
Security, CBP is solely responsible
for border safety and trade. ICE
investigates immigration-related

issues on a nationwide level and
has been criticized for carrying
out
organized
raids
against
undocumented
Americans.
Michigan has the second-highest
rate of ICE arrests in the country,
with 11.6 per 1,000 immigrants
apprehended.
The Michigan Journal article,
which
listed
steps
students
should take if approached by ICE
agents. There was also concern
ICE raids similar to those this
past July in Mississippi could

Starting
this
academic
year,
the
University
of
Michigan will offer a new
student
health
insurance
plan. The new plan is offered
by the Blue Care Network
of Michigan, a change from
the AETNA plan offered in
previous
years.
The
plan
spans all three University
campuses.
According
to
Laurie
Burchett,
administrative
manager of the University
Health Service, students are
not automatically re-enrolled
in the new plan, and must
register under the new plan
during an open enrollment
period. University students
have three chances to enroll
in the new plan to earn
coverage in 2020.
The first open enrollment
period ends September 30,
and will cover care from Aug.
24, 2019 to Aug. 23, 2020.

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INDEX
Vol. CXXVIII, No. 123
©2019 The Michigan Daily

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

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

CL A SSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

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

A R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

S P O R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B
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University
announces
new Title IX
coordinator

Elizabeth Seney offically named for
position after controversial year

The Weiser Diplomacy
Center, established by the
University of Michigan’s
Ford School of Public Policy
early this year, announced
a speaker series featuring
prominent figures in the
fields of diplomacy and
foreign affairs through the
end of 2019.
The Weiser Diplomacy
Center was established last
fall after Ambassador and
Regent Ron Weiser and
Eileen Weiser donated a
gift of $10 million towards
its formation. Beyond the
speaker series, the WDC
will
provide
workshops
for
students
interested
in diplomacy, as well as
funding
for
institutional
and
international
internships
in
foreign
policy.
The star-studded list of
speakers includes former
Secretaries of State Hillary

Leaders in
diplomacy
to speak at

new series


POLICY NEWS

Weiser Diplomacy
Center to host Rice,
Clinton in string of
foreign policy events

DANIELLE PASEKOFF
Daily Staff Reporter

U-M Dearborn rejects CBP call
to host training event on campus

University policy disallows non-affiliated organizations from renting rooms

‘U’ offers
updated
insurance
program

STUDENT HEALTH

ZAYNA SYED
Daily Staff Reporter

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The
University
of
Michigan’s
Office
for
Institutional
Equity
has
undergone
a
number
of
operational
changes
this
summer,
including
naming Elizabeth Seney as
the
University’s
Title
IX
coordinator.
Seney
served
as
the
interim
Title
IX
coordinator
and
currently
works as the senior associate
director for OIE. Historically,
the
Title
IX
coordinator
has had the power to make
the final call as to whether
students will be found guilty
of sexual misconduct.
Additional
changes
include
OIE
reporting
directly to Provost Martin
Philbert
instead
of
the
Office of Diversity, Equity
& Inclusion and University
Human Resources and the
formulation of a new database
and case-management system
to streamline OIE processes.

The department will also
relaunch the search for a new
senior director for OIE with
asearch advisory committee
led
by
Christine
Gerdes,
special counsel to the Provost.
Currently,
Jeff
Frumkin
serves as the interim senior
OIE Director.
The
changes
to
OIE

the
office
responsible
for
investigating
sexual
misconduct reports, Title IX
violations and institutional
bias, among other incidents
— were implemented with
the
hope
of
improving
operations and speeding up
investigations
after
facing
public criticism over the last
academic year.
In Sept. 2018, OIE had to
alter its sexual misconduct
policy
to
include
an
in-person hearing between
the accuser and the accused
after a Sixth Circuit Court
ruling.

See CLINTON, Page 3A
DESIGN BY ROSEANNE CHAO

UHS coverage plan will no
longer cover STI screening

Testing for sexually transmitted infections will not be included in tuition

See INSURANCE , Page 3A

See TITLE IX, Page 3A

AMARA SHAIKH
Daily News Editor

Blue Care Network
of Michigan replaces
AENTA as student
health plan provider

CATHERINE NOUHAN
Daily Staff Reporter

DESIGN BY KATHRYN HALVERSON

See STI, Page 3A

LIAT WEINSTEIN
Daily Staff Reporter

See CBP, Page 3A

Kicked off
The Michigan football team
started its season with a
routine 40-21 win over
Middle Tennessee State on
Saturday afternoon

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