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' . A band tries to escape the 9-to-5 grind
IieC ltid~lipn BaiIlj

Arbor, UMchiga


dies at
Ryan Turner, 27,
was a native of
Eugene, Ore.
Daily Staff Reporters
Dental student Ryan Turn-
er died early yesterday morn-
ing at the age of 27.
He collapsed while running
on a treadmill at the Central
Campus Recreation Building
and was pronounced dead at
the University Hospital a short
time later, the Department of
Public Safety reported.
Turner collapsed at about
7:15 a.m, The Ann Arbor News
DPS is investigating the
cause of Turner's death.
Turner was from Eugene,
Ore. He graduated from Wil-
lamette High School in 1998.
According to his profile on Face-
book.com, Turner enjoyed base-
ball,soccer, golf and bowling. He
enjoyed wine and photography.
His music tastes encompassed
"almost everything."
One of his favorite mov-
ies, Zoolander, was quoted
prominently in his profile.
His profile also said he was a
fan of the Lord of the Rings
trilogy - both the books and
His sister, Sarah, attends
the University of Oregon.

Thursday, January 18, 2007
House OKs
student loan
rate cut

Measure faces
uncertain future
in Senate
From staff and wire reports
School of Education
senior Adam Gaspar will
save a lot of money next
year by consolidating his
student loans if a bill passed
yesterday by the House of
Representatives becomes
The Democratic-led House
voted 356-71 in favor of a bill
that would halve the interest
rates on subsidized student
loans from 6.8 percent to 3.4
"I consolidated my loans
last summer to avoid the
raise in interest rates," Gas-
par said. "It would be huge
for me to get an even lower
rate next year."
Although clearly popu-
lar, the legislation sparked a
debate over where to set the
nation's education priorities
- helping college gradu-
ates pay off their debts or
expanding federal grants for
low-income students.
Democrats conceded that
Current interest rate for 5-year
need-based loans

Congress needs to do more
to make college more afford-
able. But they said reducing
student loan rates was a sig-
nificant step toward tuition
"This much-needed leg-
islation will make college
more affordable and acces-
sible," Rep. JohnDingell said
in a speech on the House
floor. Dingell, whose district
includes Ann Arbor, voted
for the measure.
LSA sophomore Asman
Butt said the cuts were a nice
gesture but not enough.
"Cutting the rate in half
seems nice, but we still need to
be doing alot more," Butt said.
It is not yet certain that
the interest rate cuts will
become law.
The Bush administration
opposes the bill and Senate
Democrats plan to intro-
duce a more comprehensive
bill that could complicate its
The interest rate reduc-
tions will be phased in over
five years at a cost of $6 bil-
lion. About 5.5 million stu-
dents get the loans each year.
- Jessica Vosgerchian
and The Associated Press
contributed to this report.
Interest rate for student loans if
bill passes Senate and president

Michigan forward Daniel Horton rises above Geary Claxton (5) and Milos Bogetic (41) during last night's Big Ten contest at Chrisler Areoa. The
Wolverines handily defeated the Nittany Lions 77-57 for their 15th win of the season. FOR FULL STORY, SEE PAGE SA.

Possible names for society revealed


w name slated to senior honor society formerly known
as Michigamuadropped itsname and
released in next began the search for a new one.
Nine months later, the society has
three weeks decided on a replacement for the
embattled moniker.
They're just not telling the public
By KARL STAMPFL what it is yet.
Managing News Editor "A name was chosen last semes-
ter," said member Andrew Yahkind,
'art of its slate of reforms who often serves as the group's
ced in April, the controversial unofficial spokesman. "We're going

through the logistical vetting now."
Yahkind said the group plans to
release the name in about three weeks.
The name Michigamua was cho-
sen in 1902 to sound like a mythical
Native American tribe. Before it was
dropped, the name was seen as the
lone remaining tenet of the society's
dark history of appropriating Native
American rituals and artifacts.
Potential names include Union of
the M, Maestus, The Order of Angell

and Munus, according to an inter-
nal e-mail given to The Michigan
Daily by a member of a former Mich-
igamua class who wished to remain
The society refused to confirm or
deny the potential names.
The source released the naming
options so that the public could raise
red flags about the offensiveness of
potential names if necessary, the
source said.

The e-mail is dated Dec. 10. Sent
to a private e-mail group named
mbusiness@umich.edu, it asks for
recipients' thoughts on the group's
"top naming options."
It is not clear whether the new
name is one of the options in the e-
mail. However, the e-mail is dated
only shortly before the group says it
decided on a new name.
According to the e-mail, if the
See SOCIETY, page 7A

Some potential names for the
honor societyformerly known as
Michigamua, accordinglto at inlet-
tal e-mail dated Dec. 10 :
" UnionnotheM
" Maestus
" TheOrderof Angell
" Munus
* Ms
" The Order
" Order oflthe M
" M Circle
" Mfire
" BlueFlame
" Ring of Fire
" The Order oflthe Angell
* The Angell Society

As p

trash leasing

Michigan basketbalfans ride a bus sponsored by LSA StudentGovernment to the game last night.
LSA-SG shuttles students to Crisler,

Daily StaffReporter
LSA senior Ari Liner had
been pacing up and down
Willard Street for 20 minutes,
trying to keep warm while
waiting to board a charter bus
to Crisler Arena so he could
attend last night's Big Ten
match-up against Penn State.
The bus was provided by
LSA Student Government,

which launched a campaign
to transport students to home
basketball games last night.
Buses pick up students at
Markley and East Quad Resi-
dence Halls and the Michigan
Union beginning at 7 p.m.
Despite the wait, Liner was
happy to take the bus.
"Parking down there is
such a pain," Liner said. "This
time I parked my car outside
of East Quad and then wait-

ed at the closest bus stop. It
seems like a good system."
Students ride the buses for
free. LSA-SG paid $246 for
the four hours the charter
buses were in service.
The Athletic Department
will provide buses for the
upcoming games against Pur-
due and Iowa. As of now, LSA-
SG has not decided when it
will offer a bus service in the

Students, council
member stand by
measure at forum
Daily StaffReporter
A city ordinance designed
to give students more time to
look for off-campus housing
came under fire from cam-
pus-area landlords during a
forum yesterday.
Students and one of the
ordinance's key backers on
the City Council defended it.
Campus Neighbors, a
University-sponsored group
made up of students, land-

lords, city officials and Uni-
versity staff, met to discuss
the effects of the housing
The ordinance, passed
unanimously by the City
Council over vigorous objec-
tion from landlords last
spring, prohibits landlords
from showing a property
until 90 days after a lease
Alice Ehn, executive
director of the Washtenaw
Area Apartment Association,
a group composed mostly of
area landlords, outlined what
he called the negative effects
of the ordinance.
Ehn said all of her concerns
- which included issues of
rent increases, cheating and

MSA Rep.kBret Chaness, chair of MSA's campussafety comis-
sion, speaks during last night's Campus Neighbor's meeting.
a frenzy surrounding sign- Speakers at the meeting
ings - were predicted last disputed whether or not the
spring when the ordinance ordinance has caused a rent
was passed. See FORUM, page 7A


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