Amid controversy, Ann
Arbor Film Festival returns
with experimental flair.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, March 22, 2007
allegedly beat up
St. Patrick's Day
By JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Daily Staff Reporter
Two Michigan football players
trict Court for allegedly assaulting an
LSA sophomore in an Adams House
room in a West Quad Residence Hall
room on St. Patrick's Day.
Tight end Carson Butler and
defensive back Christian Richards
attacked the victim when he came
into their friends' room in West
Quad's Adams House at about 5:30
p.m. on Saturday, Department of
Public Safety spokeswoman Diane
Richards and Butler both pled
guilty to aggravated assault as well
as assault and battery and released
on $5,000 personal bond. Their
pre-trial hearing is scheduled for
Several Adams House residents
who wished to remain anonymous
said they had heard the student
was assaulted in the room of Mich-
igan linebackers Cobrani Mixon
and Quintin Patilla.
The residents said they weren't
there when the incident occurred
but that Mixon and Patilla told
them about it later.
See FOOTBALL, page 3A
LSA junior Travis Radina (left) is chair of the University's chapter of Students for Edwards. LSA freshman Kelly Bernero (right) plans to found a chapter of Students for
Hillary to support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The calm before the campaign
As candidates hit
trail, campus is quiet
- but not for long
For the Daily
Although University students
are known for being political, cam-
pus buzz about the 2008 presiden-
tial election is not as strong as one
might expect, especially consider-
ing that the nation is embroiled in
one of the most competitive cam-
paigns in decades.
Don't expect it to be quiet for
So far, there are three student
groups supporting candidates for
the Democratic and Republican
nominations: Students for Obama,
Students for John Edwards
for President and Students for
All three are independent of the
College Republicans and College
Democrats, both of which don't
endorse candidates in primaries.
LSA sophomore Hannah Madoff
and LSA freshman Kelly Bernero
said they plan to register a Stu-
dents for Hillary group with the
University but have not yet worked
out the group's leadership struc-
Outgoing Chair of the College
Republicans Rob Scott said he
expects a Students for Romney
group and a Students for Giuliani
group to assemble next fall.
Other "students forgroups" may
follow in their wake, he said.
Students may be more preoc-
cupied with finishing the school
year than focusing on primaries 10
LSA junior Travis Radina, chair
of Students for Edwards, said the
reason his group has not been
active on campus yet is because
there isn't much time before the
end of the term, when most stu-
dents leave Ann Arbor for the sum-
"Most of the hype that is gained
before summer will need to be re-
gained next fall," he said. "It'd be
hard to keep the momentum going
over the summer (if we started
Even the Students for Obama
group, which was one of the earli-
est to start campaigning on cam-
pus, has had trouble attracting the
kind of attention in Ann Arbor that
the Obama campaign is drawing
Only 14 students attended an
informational meeting that the
See CAMPAIGN, page 3A
r E PHOTO BY FOREST cASEY/Daily
Michigantight end Carson Butler during the Wolverines' October win over Iowa at
CRUSHING A CANDY-FILLED CASTRO
Around U.S., small
raises for administrators
Modest raises not past25years.UniversityPresident BY THE NUMBERS
Mary Sue Coleman made a base
nearly as large as in salary of $516,501 this year, while
then-University President Har-
the corporate world old Shapiro made $84,347 for the
1981-1982 academic year. Adjusted
By KATHERINE MITCHELL for inflation, Coleman makes 160
Daily StaffReporter percent more than Shapiro did.
___ Provost Teresa Sullivan, the
For the 10th straight year, University's number two, makes Percentage the University president's
administrative pay raises at Amer- almost 89 percent more than her salary has risen since 1981, adjusted for
ican colleges and universities for counterpart from 25 years ago,
the current academic year beat while University CFO Tim Slot- inflation
inflation, according to a survey of tow makes almost 137 percent
administrative staffs conducted more, both adjusted for inflation.
by the College and University Pro- School of Education Prof.
fessional Association for Human Edward St. John said colleges
Resources. - including the University of
The survey was published in Michigan - have been forced to Percentage that the University president)
The Chronicle of Higher Educa- increase their salaries to remain salary has risen since 1981, adjusted for
tion earlier this month. competitive.
The average administrator "Higher education has become inflation
received a 4 percent raise this more oriented towards having to
year, outpacing the 3.4 percent deal with market forces," he said.
rate of inflation over the same "In a way, it's remarkable that
period, salaries have grown only a little
In the last quarter century, above inflation. It's good they've
though, administrator pay has only increased as much as they
goneway p. hve."Percentage that University administrator
gone way up. have."
Colleges have had to play catch The idea that a college edu- salaries increased between the 2005-
up with corporate salaries, which cation is an investment with an
have increased sharply in the last impact on future earnings took 2006 and 2006-2007 academic years
several years. Median salaries for root in the 1980s, St. John said.
corporate CEOs rose by 30 per- That allowed colleges to charge Most private colleges didn't
cent in 2004 and 16 percent in more for tuition - and use some have the prestige to attract stu-
2005, according to the Corporate of that money to give their highest dents - or top faculty and admin-
Library's 2006 CEO Pay Survey. paid staff members' raises. istrators. Private schools decided
The salaries of the University of During that decade, many pri- to bring inrtalented administrators
Michigan's top three administra- vate colleges feared going out of who would improve their reputa-
tors have also increased over the business, St. John said. See SALARIES, page 3A
Engineering sophomore Sarah Ledford (in Ronald Reagan mask) hits a pinata of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro held by LSA soph-
omore Andrew Boyd on the Diag yesterday. The Young Americans for Freedom members were promoting a speech by Cuban
exile Humberto Fontova next week.
'U',confronts eating disorders
CAPS: 6.1 of
with a disorder
By EMILY BARTON
LSA freshman Julia Rodgers,
insecure about her weight and body
image, went on a diet five years
The more compliments about her
appearance she received, the more
obsessed she became with losing
weight, she said.
"I felt like I couldn't get it right,"
Four months later, Rodger's diet
had turned into anorexia.
Rodgers was diagnosed with
depression several months later,
and one year after that she devel-
oped bulimia after becoming
stressed from school and playing
on the tennis team.
Rodgers, who has also suffered
from binge eating, is now in recov-
Because of her own experience,
Rodgers said she notices many
girls around campus who may be
restricting their diet or compul-
"I don't think people realize how
dangerous it is to go on a diet, even
with the best intentions," she said.
"I think it's a serious problem."
Rodgers recently began her own
informal support group for recov-
ering students, and
University health officials are
trying to understand whether or
not cases like Rodgers's are becom-
ing more or less common.
Todd Sevig, director of Univer-
See EATING DISORDERS, page 3A
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