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White House staff
Flexing their political muscle
against the White House, Demo-
crats in the House and Senate are
insisting that President Bush's top
aides describe their roles in the fir-
ings of eight federal prosecutors on
the record and under oath.
A House committee voted yes-
terday to authorize subpoenas
for political director Karl Rove
and other administration offi-
cials despite Bush's declaration a
day earlier that Democrats must
accept his offer to allow the offi-
cials to talk privately to the House
and Senate Judiciary Committees,
but not under oath and not on the
Would he fight Democrats in
court to protect his aides against
"Absolutely," Bush declared
Tuesday in televised remarks from
the White House.
Democrats promptly rejected
the offer and authorized subpoenas
CSU faculty vote to
start rolling strike
Faculty at the nation's largest
four-year public university system
announced yesterday that they have
authorized their first labor strike.
The vote means professors and
lecturers could walk off the job
later this spring at the 23-campus
California State University unless
an agreement on a new contract is
Union leaders said if a strike is
called it would be limited to two-
day actions "rolling" from campus
to campus to lessen the impact on
Faculty are angry over stalled
negotiations that have failed to
produce a contract in nearly two
CSU instructors are paid less than
peers at comparable institutions in
Nuclear talks with
North Korea stalled
Delegates at talks on disarm-
ing North Korea's nuclear program
voiced impatience yesterday that
the negotiations remained stalled
for a second day over a dispute on
when $25 million of Pyongyang's
North Korea said it would not
take part in the six-party nego-
tiations in China's capital to meet
goals outlined in a landmark Feb. 13
disarmament agreement until the
money was transferred.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of
State Christopher Hill said it was
upsetting that no talks had taken
place while the problem was being
Landslide kills 31 in
Heavy rains triggered landslides
that buried three homes in Paki-
stan's portion of Kashmir, leaving
31 people dead, officials said yes-
At least 21 people died when a
landslide hit two homes yesterday
in Doba Sayedan, a remote village
in the mountainous Himalayan ter-
ritory, said Maj. Farooq Nasir, an
army spokesman in the regional
Villagers had pulled 15 injured
people from the rubble in Doba
Sayedan and were digging for
seven others feared trapped under
the debris, officials said.
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group held on March 7. But the
group plans to start laying the
groundwork for next year's cam-
paign by distributing information
about the Illinois senator on the
Diag on April 3.
"There's definitely a lot of energy
around Obama," said former Col-
lege Democrats Chair Jamie Ruth.
Ruth said Obama's popularity with
young voters was similar to what
Howard Dean enjoyed in 2004.
"All of (the hype) helps attract
attention from young people," Ruth
LSA junior Sam Harper, chair of
the College Democrats, attributed
the excitement around Obama and
Clinton to the fact that these two
candidates represent a change in
"They're trying to bring a lot of
(voters) into the fold that haven't
been, especially Obama," Harper
Bernero, who plans to form a
group to back Clinton, attributed
the Obama group's success with
students to the fact that it is excit-
ing to see an African-American run
"Maybe more so than a woman,"
Bernero said that though Clinton
has more support in the national
polls, she wouldn't be surprised if
Obama was more popular among
"Ourgeneration is the leastracist
- the most open to having a black
president," she said.
Even though the percentage of
youth voters increased inboth 2004
and 2006, people under 30 still vote
at lower levels than the rest of the
And Michigan could be an
important state for both parties
If the Michigan Democratic
Party moves its caucus date to Feb.
5, as party officials have consid-
ered, the caucus will be held the
same day that over 55 percent of
the Democratic delegates will be up
for grabs. The caucus is currently
scheduled for Feb. 9.
Tom Duvall, an LSA freshman
who chairs theUniversity's Students
for Obama chapter, said the evident
excitement surrounding Obama's
candidacy was the reason the group
decided to take action early.
"There was such enthusiasm
within the campus community that
it was decided that there was a need
to harness that and set up a couple
events during the spring," he said.
Bernero said the students who
support Clinton decided to take a
more conservative approach with
"It's so far away," she said. "But
we wanted to have at least one
major event before the end of the
They hope to bring in promi-
nent political speakers to generate
excitement about Clinton's cam-
paign near the end of April, coin-
ciding with former President Bill
Clinton's commencement address
at the University.
They also hope to hold aninforma-
tional meeting before then to intro-
duce Clinton's platform to campus.
Madoff traveled to New York
City over Spring Break to work with
Clinton's national campaign. Both
she and Bernero plan to coordinate
their campaign withmanagers from
the national and local campaign.
The students who support
Obama, Edwards and Clinton are
all in contact with their respective
candidate's national presidential
campaign. The groups expect to
receive resources from these orga-
nizations, including T-shirts, stick-
ers and possibly money.
The Republican side of the cam-
paign hasn't experienced as much
momentum as the Democratic side.
Rob Scott said this is because the
Republican field is more" crowded,
but most national pundits agree
there are three serious contenders
in both parties.
"A lot of people haven't made up
their mind yet," he said.
LSA sophomore Andrew Boyd,
co-chair of the far-right student
group Young Americans for Free-
dom, agreed with Scott.
"The consensus among YAF
members is not much different
than the consensus throughout
the state and the nation, and that
is one of frustration and confu-
sion over the Republican primary
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candidates," he said in an e-mail
Scott also said the media's atten-
tion surrounding Clinton and
Obama's roles as paradigm-break-
ing candidates has helped the Dem-
ocrats build more momentum going
into the election.
"The Republican candidates are
not quite as mainstream a debate
yet," he said.
Most Republican students - both
members and non-members of the
College Republicans - seem to favor
Brownback. There are not as many
supporters for former New York
Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Scott said.
Boyd said that the YAF vote is
also split, though he said the con-
sensus of most YAF members is that
Romneyis a "fraud and a worse flip-
flopper than John Kerry."
Like the College Republicans
and the College Democrats, though,
YAF does not endorse candidates as
Boyd recently created a face-
book.com group called Students for
Brownback that had six members
as of 10 p.m. last night.
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sity Counseling and Psychologi-
cal Services, said 6.1 percent of all
University students surveyed in the
2004-2005 academic year reported
struggling with a diagnosable eat-
ing disorder. Seventy-six percent
expressed dissatisfaction with
their weight. CAPS conducted
another survey last semester, and is
not analyzingthe data to determine
any change in the prevalence of eat-
ing disorders on campus.
"Even ifa college student doesn't
have a diagnosable eating disorder,
at least accordingto this survey, the
prevalence of eating issues is very
high," Sevig said.
Nationwide, different studies
show that the occurrence of eating
disorders among college students
is somewhere between 3 and 20
percent. The wide range of find-
ings from different studies makes
it difficult to determine if the dis-
orders are becoming more or less
common, said Erica Dodde, the
eating disorders and body image
health educator at University
UHS Director Robert Winfield
said his impression is that eat-
ing disorders have been increas-
ing across college campuses over
the past decade, and are certainly
increasing in men.
Winfield said the three main eat-
ing disorders are anorexia, bulimia
and binge eating disorder, but the
occurrence of symptoms not severe
enough to diagnose are more com-
The University uses a three-
pronged approach to treat students
who seek help with eating disor-
ders, Dodde said.
Students meet with a CAPS cli-
nician, a UHS clinician and a nutri-
tionist, she said.
Programs like the Coalition for
Action Regarding Eating and Body
Image Issues and Peers Utilizing
Leadership Skills for Education
also sponsor campus events to dis-
cuss body image issues and train
students in the residence halls to
act as informal support groups.
Dodde said that many students
struggle with disordered eating and
body image concerns at some point
during their college careers, even if
the problems aren't severe enough
to be diagnosable.
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tion, St. John said.
But those administrators
wouldn't come for cheap.
Many schools ramped up fund-
raising efforts so they could afford
to pay top dollar for prestigious
staff and faculty, St. John said.
Mary Peterson, director of the
Center for the Study of Higher
and Postsecondary Education,
said private schools are better at
fundraising because they don't get
appropriations from state govern-
While most private schools have
to raise money to survive, some
have become particularly wealthy
through effective fundraising, he
As public institutions began
losing their best administrators
to smaller schools offering better
pay, they were forced to open their
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Mixon and Patilla said last night
that they didn't know anything
about the incident.
One resident said that before the
incident, he heard the victim ask
someone in the hall if he could use an
iron. The resident then didn'tsee the
victim for less than seven minutes.
When the victim returned, blood
covered the side of his face and he
was having difficulty talking, the
The victim was then taken to
the University Hospital's Emer-
The victim told police he didn't
know why Butler and Richards
attacked him, Brown said.
The victim's injuries were not
serious, Brown said.
Butler and Richards each face
one-year prison sentences for
aggravated assault and 93-day sen-
tences for assault and battery.
Richards is also charged with
illegally entering a campus building
Butler, a redshirt freshman,
started at tight end for seven games
last season for the Wolverines and
was expected to enter next season
as the starter. He led all tight ends
in receptions and yards.
At a press conference last week,
though, Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
said that Butler, along with team-
mates Adrian Arrington and Eugene
Germany, would not participate in
spring practice for undisclosed rea-
none of the three players were hurt.
Fifteenth District Court records
show that Germany pled guilty to
possession of marijuana on Feb. 20
and paid a $50 fine.
Butler also missed the Wolver-
ines' game at Minnesota last season
for undisclosed reasons.
Richards, also a redshirt fresh-
man, saw limited action, collecting
five tackles in his first year of action
Pressure from private institu-
tions forced public schools to make
the same changes in their admin-
istrative philosophies in the 1990s,
St. John said. Now salaries for top
administrators at public schools
and private schools are roughly
Coleman makes more than
former University of Michigan
President Lee Bollinger, who is
now president of Columbia Uni-
"We compete for our students,
we compete for our faculty, and
now we compete for our adminis-
trators," St. John said.
St. John said administrators
were more likely to stay put at a
school for their whole career 20
years ago. Once private institutions
began trying to entice public school
administrators with hefty pay-
checks or raises, public universities
had to fight back.
"It used to be that faculty were
valued more than administrators,
but now administrators are valued
more than faculty," he said.
CEOs have made more money
relative to their workers' wages in
many sectors of the economy. But
the salaries of University admin-
istrators have remained fairly
consistent with faculty salaries
over the last 25 years, University
spokeswoman Kelly Cunningham
While several executive offi-
cers at the University received
sizable pay raises in the last year,
the average University adminis-
trator's salary increase was 3.1
The average faculty member
earned a 4.1-percent raise.
Faculty salaries, though, have
increased above inflation - but not
as much as their administrative
Professor base salaries increased
by 35 percent on average; associ-
ate professor salaries increased by
33 percent, and assistant professor
salaries increased by 20 percent
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