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TOP 10 COUNTRIES WHERE From which nations do the victors hail?
STUDENTS COME FROM Fo ain h al
1. South Korea - 683 Alumni play big role in attracting international students
2. China - 632 Not everyone on campus is from Battle director. didn't see a drop in international
Creek, suburban Chicago or Long Island. With growing bases of alumni, stu- dents," Clifford said.
South Korea has sent 683 current stu- dents from countries such as China, India One of the main problems stud
3. India - 480 dents to the University, China 632 and and Taiwan have almost doubled in the face in comingto the University is s
India 480. past 10 years. ing a visa. To get a visa, students nee
Alumni spreading the word about LSA junior Jin Shin, an international be admitted to the University and p
4. Taiwan - 249 their experience at the University don't student from South Korea, said because they have strong ties to their home
only affect American students. Alumni her father is a diplomat, her parents and have enough money to pay for
associations drive the increasing interna- thought she would have a better educa- lege.
5. Canada - 221 tional student population at the Univer- tion in the United States. The government gives internat
sity today. "Michiganis abigschoolanditissome- students from certain countries sp
After attending the University, alumni thing everyone needs to experience both treatment for processing visas, w
go back to their home countries and share socially and academically," Shin said. makes it easier to come to Mich
6. Singapore - 209 their thoughts with neighbors and family Along with the growing internation- from countries such as China and S
members. al student population, the University Korea.
"My cousin went here and had such a has improved resourses to acclimate "Students from countries consid
1. 4apan2- 1good experience he said that I needed to the students to American culture. Since terroristby the United States governr
come too," said LSA junior Maheen Kahn, its formation in 1936, the International have problems getting avisa stamp,"
Q an international student from Pakistan. Center has helped students form groups ford said.
8. Hong Kong -131 In some countries, growing alumni with others from their home countries, As more international studentsc
associations are a huge draw for students learn about the American lifestyle and to the University and become life
interested in comingto Ann Arbor. obtain visas to travel in and out of the alumni, word will continue to sp
9. Malaysia -111 "In Taiwan, the alumni have orienta- country. about its programs.
tions setup for Michigan students before "With the growth of our program "When I go back to Korea, I will te
they even get to Ann Arbor," said Kay andappealoftheUndergraduateResearch friends to come here," Shin said.
10. Thailand --75 Clifford, International Center associate Opportunity Program, even after 9/11 we SANDYLIBERh
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CAMPUS NEWS & NOTES
Car top slashed,
WHERE: Elebel Field, 332
WHEN: Saturday at about
WHAT: A car's convert-
ible top was slashed and the
owner's purse was stolen
from inside it, the Depart-
ment of Public Safety report-
ed. Campus police have no
WHERE: Michigan Sta-
dium, 1201 Main St.
WHEN: Saturday at about
WHAT: Police found a man
in a women's restroom in the
Big House near the end of
the Michigan football game
against Iowa, DPS reported.
After he was removed from
the restroom, the man was
also found to have a fraudu-
lent ID card.
in Big House
WHERE: Michigan Sta-
dium, 1201 Main St.
WHEN: Saturday at about
WHAT: A man waiting
in line for the restroom in
Michigan Stadium got into
an argument and assaulted
another man Saturday, DPS
reported. The assailant, who Williams
was intoxicated, was arrest- WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
ed for aggravated assault. WHERE: Rackham Audi-
AROUND CAMPUS torium
Paintball club LGBT office to
aims for new hold workshop
members on women, AIDS
WHAT: Mass meeting
WHO: Michigan Paintball
WHEN: Today at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
Prof to speak
WHAT: A lecture on "The
Great Globe Itself"
WHO: English Prof. Ralph
WHAT: A workshop on the
place of women in the HIV/
WHO: Office of Lesbian Gay
Bisexual and Transgender
WHEN: Today from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
WHERE: ICC Education
Center on Hill Street
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Today is Eid-ul-Fitr, the
last day in the Muslim
holy month of Ramadan.
Typical Muslim families rise
early for special prayers in
large places like mosques,
stadiums or arenas. Many
Muslim students will not be
on campus today as they cel-
ebrate with their families.
With four regular sea-
son games remaining,
the Michigan football
team is 8-0. This is the first
time since 1997, when the
team went on to share the
national title with Nebraska.
FOR MORE, SEE PAGE 1B
About 28 percent of black
students do not gradu-
ate from the University
within six years.
>>FOR MORE, SEE PAGE 4A
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Iraqi militants target holiday shoppers at
end of holy month marred by violence
killed in October
BAGHDAD (AP) - Militants tar-
geted police recruits and shoppers
roundinguplast-minute sweets and
delicacies yesterday for a feast to
mark the end of the Ramadan holy
month, the highlight of the Muslim
year. At least 44 Iraqis were report-
ed killed across the country.
The U.S. military announced the
deaths of a Marine and four sol-
diers, raising to 83 the number of
American servicemembers killed in
October - the highest monthly toll
this year. The pace of U.S. deaths
could make October the deadliest
month in two years.
Three soldiers were killed yes-
terday, two by small arms fire west
of the capital and one by a roadside
bomb in eastern Baghdad, the mili-
tary said. On Saturday, a Marine
was killed during combat in restive
Anbar province and another soldier
died in fighting in Salahuddin prov-
"There will be no holiday in
Iraq," said Abu Marwa, a 46-year-
old Sunni Muslim father of three
who owns a mobile phone shop in
the capital. "Anyone who says oth-
erwise is a liar."
In yesterday's bloodiest attack,
gunmen in five sedans ambushed
a convoy of buses carrying police
recruits near the city of Baqouba
35 miles northeast of Baghdad,
killing at least 15 and wounding 25
others, said provincial police chief
Maj. Gen. Ghassan al-Bawi. The
recruits were returning home after
an induction ceremony at a police
base south of Baqouba.
A series of bombs also ripped
through a Baghdad market and
bakery packed with holiday shop-
pers, killing at least nine people and
injuring dozens, police said. The
attack came a day after a massive
bicycle-bomb and mortar attack
on an outdoor market killed 19 and
wounded scores in Mahmoudiyah,
just south of the capital.
The Iraqi Islamic Party issued a
statement blaming Shiite militia-
men for the attack in Mahmoudi-
yah, 20 miles south of Baghdad.
The Sunni organization claimed
Shiite militiamen had killed 1,000
residents in the town since the start
of the year.
The Bush administration has
been wrestling to find new tactics
to contain the bloodshed ahead of
the U.S. midterm elections as law-
wavering confidence in Iraqi Prime
Minister Nouri al-Maliki's abil-
ity to come to grips with the rising
Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.)
chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, said Sun-
day that pressuring al-Maliki may
not work because he does not have
"We keep saying, 'Go to your Shi-
ites and get them straightened out,
or the Sunnis, or divide the oil' And
al-Maliki is saying, 'There isn't any
group here that wants to talk about
those things,"' Lugar said.
Bush stood firm in his support
for al-Maliki, saying he "has got
what it takes to lead a unity govern-
ment." But the president noted the
urgency the new government faces
to stop the killing.
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