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WEDNESDAY: THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
s Before You Were Here Campus Characters Explained
New Yor ity meet Sioux Falls

LSA senior Eric Barstad, a native
of South Dakota, said he has never
met someone from his home state
while studying at the University.
The Sioux Falls native is one of
eight South Dakotans currently
enrolled at the University.
Chris Lucier, director of recruit-
ment for the University's under-
graduate admissions department,
said a student's home state is one
factor in admissions. Students from
underrepresented states like South
Dakota receive some preference.
However, theUniversity's admis-
sions department doesn't send any
admissions officers to recruit stu-
dents in South Dakota, Lucier said.
It would be "resource impracti-
cal," given the low populations of
those states, he said.
No alumni serve as recruitment
volunteers in South Dakota, either.
Barstad said he didn't receive
any brochures from the University

while he researched colleges.
College of Engineering sopho-
more Katya Christenson said peo-
ple from South Dakota are more
likely to stay in-state for college or
go to nearby states like Minnesota,
Nebraska or Iowa.
Some students, though, know
plenty of people from their home
state.
There are 1,684 students from
New York at the University - more
than any state besides Michigan.
Lucier said the large number of
University graduates that move
to New York has made the school
more prestigious there.
Michigan has a strong reputa-
tion in New York, especially among
students attending elite private
schools, LSA freshman Matthew
Gross said.
Gross, like many students from
New York, intends to return after
he graduates.

"Anyone who grows up in New
York City has a hard time living
anywhere else," he said.
LSA freshman Gabriella Kula,
who lived in Manhattan before
coming to the University, said she
came to the Ann Arbor to experi-
ence a different lifestyle. The kind-
ness of Midwesterners helped draw
her to the University, she said.
Still, New Yorkers shape the cul-
ture of the University by bringing
cosmopolitan fashion to the Mid-
west, Kula said.
"Fashion comes out of New
York," she said. "It doesn't come out
of Michigan."
Kula said New Yorkers help
give the University a cosmopolitan
atmosphere - and a superiority
complex.
"If you took the New Yorkers
out of Michigan, it wouldn't be as
great," she said.
REBECCAGRAPEVINE

Residential College senior Ryan Smith, a member of the Resi-
dential College Players, sits in LSA senior William Gressman's
lap during a production of "The Complete Works of William
Shakespeare (Abridged)" in East Quad on Friday night.

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CRIME NOTES CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Students object Man assaulted Talk on body Meeting for
to note on unisex in Detroit goes image issues radio lovers
bathroom door to 'U' hospital WHAT: A speech called WHAT: A meeting for radio
"Locker Room Diaries" about and electronics enthusiasts
WHERE: East Quad WHERE: University Hospital anxiety over body image in WHO: University of Michi-
WHEN: Saturday at about 3:45 WHEN:Saturday at about 5:30 American culture gan Amateur Radio Club
p.m. a.m. WHO: Author Leslie Gold- WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHAT: A female student living WHAT: A 22-year-old man was man WHERE: 1301 EECS Building
in East Quad called the Depart- addmitted to the University WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
ment of Public Safety to report Hospital after he was assaulted WHERE: Rackham Audito-
a note on the door of a unisex in Detroit, DPS reported. DPS rium CORRECTIONS
bathroom that she said harassed consulted with the Detroit " A story in Friday's Daily
people based on their sexual ori- Police Department, which ('U' has no stock in Sudan,
entation, DPS reported. advised the victim to file a won't rule out investing)
police report. said the University divested
group from South Africa in 1978.
Smiley faces, Although it took steps
SCliffKeen sign auditions toward divestment that
obscenity drawn year, it did not completely
damaged by WHAT: Tryouts for a the- divest until 1988.
on Couzens wall ater company that performs " The same story said there
airborne bottles educational skits to incoming has been no debate on cam-
WHERE: Couzens Hall freshmen during summer pus about divestment from
WHEN: Sunday at about 3:45 WHERE: Cliff Keen Arena, 616 orientation Sudan. It omitted the fact
.that the Michigan Student
a.m. EastHoover St. WHO: University of Michi- taseM caSde t
WHAT: Two smiley faces were WHEN: Friday at about 11 a.m. gan Educational Theater Assembly passed a resolution
drawn on the wall of a vend- WHAT: The sign near Company in 2005 urging the University
ing area and recreation room the entrance of Cliff Keen WHEN: Today from 7 to 11 Boasrdotegnt divest.
in Couzens, DPS reported. Arena was damaged after an p.m. Please report any error n
The word "fuck" was written unknown person threw bottles WHERE: Angell Hall Audi- the Daily te corrections@
beneath the faces. at it, DPS reported. torium C

University President Mary
Sue Coleman will deliver
the commencementspeech
at Notre Dame's graduate
school commencement May
19, the South Bend Tribune
reported. She will receive an
honorary degree from Notre
Dame the next day.
After failing to make the
NCAA Tournament for
the sixth consecutive year
under coach Tommy Amaker,
the Michigan basketball team
will play Utah State in the first
round of the National Invita-
tional Tournament on Tuesday.
bill being considered
in the Maine Legisla-
ture would prevent high
school students from receiving
their diplomas until the school
receives confirmation that the
student has applied to at least
one college, the Bangor Daily
News reported.

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