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IMRAN SYED: DON'T FEAR
RELIGION IN SCHOOLS
OPINION, PAGE 4

WILL POWER
FERRELL WINS AGAIN WITH 'BLADES' ARTS, PAGES5

BOSCH: FLORIDA WINS, BUT
DANCE WAS FORGETTABLE
SPORTS, PAGE 9

ie lciligan &xihy

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Tuesday Apr 3, 2007

Reports: It's Beilein

West Virginia coach
expected to be named
new Michigan
basketball coach
By MARK GIANNOTTO
Daily Sports Writer
WestVirginiacoach JohnBeilein
has accepted an offer to leave Mor-
gantown, W.Va. to become the next
Michigan men's basketball coach,

according to CBSSportsline.com
and FOXSports.com.
His contractisbelieved to exceed
$1 million per year. In addition,
Michigan must pay a $2.5 million
buyout from his current deal with
West Virginia, a provision that
some suggested would be a road-
block in getting a deal done.
That same buyout was the
major reason why Beilein didn't
leave West Virginia last off-sea-
son, when he was offered the
head-coaching position at North
Carolina State.

"Beilein is a great offensive
mind, and I think the program does
need new energy," said Rivals.com
analyst Jerry Meyer. "As far as the
Big Ten goes, (his hiring) is a big
advantage for Michigan because
he plays a unique style for the con-
ference. I think it will be tough for
teams to prepare for."
Beilein's teams play a modified
Princeton-style offense predicated
on shooting 3-pointers. His West
Virginia teams were among the
highest scoring in the nation.
See COACH, Page 7

MOUNTAIN MAN
John Beilein would come to Ann
Arbor after fiue seasoos in Morgan-
town, W. Va.
In five seasons
with the Moun-
taineers, Beilein
compiled a 104-60
record, making the
Elite tight in 2005
and the Sweet 16 in
2006.
BEILEIN
This season, heled
the Mountaineers to an NIT Champion-
ship.
Twenty-nine years as a head coach,
including winning records in 26 oftthe 29
seasons

From Texas,
a plan for
scholarships

"Who doesn't want to
work for themselves?"
- Kinesiology senior Sarah Perry, who opened Sarah's Campus Dollar Store on South University Avenue yesterday

'U' Alumni Assoc.
may be able to target
minorities with aid
without legal trouble
By CHRIS HERRING
Daily Staff Reporter
on the heels of the 1996 Hop-
wood v. Texas case, which banned
affirmative action in Texas, Texas
Exes, a private organization
for former University of Texas
students, began offering more
scholarships to underrepresented
minority students.
Faced with the effects of Pro-
posal 2, which banned affirma-
tive action in Michigan, the

University of Michigan's Alumni
Association is looking for ways
to prevent a drop-off in minority
enrollment.
One way being considered is
following the Texas Exes model
and using the Alumni Associa-
tion to offer more scholarships
to minority students, University
officials said.
The University's alumni asso-
ciation, like Texas's, is a private
501(c)3 organization, which
enables it to accept donations
independently from the univer-
sity. That, along with its inde-
pendence from the state, means
it can use racial preferences when
offering scholarships, something
the University, a public institu-
tion, can no longer do. Only about
See SCHOLARSHIPS, Page 3

A shopper browses in Sarah's Campus Dollar store on South University Avenue yesterday. The store, which opened yesterday is owned by Kinesiology senior Sarah Perry.
For senior, it's all about the Georges

Architect's renderings of The Courtyard, a new apartment building under con-
struction on North Campus
Work begins on
'private dorm

Student opens dollar store
on South U.
By AMINA FARHA
For the Daily
Kinesiology senior Sarah Perry said she heard
the same question over and over yesterday -
"Does this really cost a dollar?"
Perry is the owner of Sarah's Campus Dollar
Store, which held its grand opening yesterday.
The store, located across the street from
Bubble Island at 1229 S. University Ave., sells
merchandise as diverse as cat toys and basic

necessities like toiletries, batteries, snacks and
cleaning supplies. Nothing costs more than a
dollar plus tax.
Signs on the shelves read, "$1 - Why pay
more?"
Perry, an athletic training concentrator, is
still taking classes while she runs the store.
Perry came up with the idea to open a dol-
lar store when she was researching franchise
opportunities, she said. She said she thought
having one near campus would be convenientfor
students who don't always have a lot of money.
"Everyone's on a budget in college," she said.
When Perry noticed space for rent - which
used to house Campus Video - she took advan-

tage of the opportunity.
Perry said she raised start-up funds by apply-
ing for small business grants and by using per-
sonal savings.
Perry didn't let anyone know of her plans to
open the store until about a month ago, when
she told her boyfriend and her brother.
Perry said opening the store has caused her
to change her plans for the future. She had been
planning to pursue a graduate degree in sports
administration, but now, she said, she would like
to go into business.
"Who doesn't want to work for themselves?"
she said.
See DOLLAR STORE, Page 3

Next year's
LSA theme:
China
'Asia Festival'
scheduled for the fall
By JESSIE AJA
For the Daily
Come September, students will
race down the Huron River in
large boats with handcrafted drag-
on heads on the front. The race will
be a part of the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts theme
for the upcoming 2007-2008 aca-
demic year, "China in the World,"
University officials said.
The Center for Chinese Studies,
a division of the University's Inter-
national Institute, is managing the
theme year. They will find speak-
ers and plan events, said Summer
Tucker, the center's administrator.
Tucker said China is a perfect
theme for next year because of the
See CHINA, Page 7

SWIMMERS OUT OF WATER

896 bedrooms
planned for
apartment complex
By EMILY BARTON
Daily StaffReporter
If you want to spend time on
North Campus, you'll soon have
a new housing option. Construe-,
tion on a new apartment complex
marketed toward students began
last week.
The complex, developed by
the Education Realty Trust and
called The Courtyards, will con-
sist of three five-story buildings
near the intersection of Plymouth
Road and Broadway Road, across
from Bursley Residence Hall.
Each bedroom in the new com-
plex, which is being billed as a pri-
vate dorm for students, will have
its own bathroom but will share a
common area and kitchen.
The complex will have 896
individual bedrooms, which will
be leased in units ranging from
one bedroom and bathroom to
four bedrooms and bathrooms.
It is slated to open by the fall of
2008 and will include amenities
like a washer and dryer in each
apartment, a cyber caf, a mini-
movie theater, an outdoor bad-
minton court and tanning beds.
EducationRealty Trustspokes-
man Bob Hetherington said that
leasing rates have not been final-
ized. The company owns apart-
ments near 59 campuses around
the country, including three com-
plexes at Michigan State Univer-
sity and one at Central Michigan
University and Western Michi-
gan University.
While some students wel-

THE COURTYARD
Education Realty Trust broke ground
on a private dorm-style apartment
complex near North Campus last week.
Under its subsidiary Allen & O'Hara
Education Services, Inc., the company
operates similar complexes near over
59 campuses nationwide. Some of its
locations include:
Michigan State University
Properties: The Club at ChandlerCross-
ings, The Landings at Chandler Crossings,
The Village at Chandler Crossings
Leaseratefortwobedroom/two
bathroom unit in The Club at Chandler
Crossings: $595
Central Michigan University
Property: The Village at Bluegrass
Lease ratefortwo bedroom/twobath-
room unit: $450
Ohio State University
Property: The Commons
Lease rate for two bedroom /two bath-
roomunit: $630
Penn State University
Property:The Pointe
Lease rate for twobedroom/two bath-
room unit: $515
Oklahoma State University
Properties: Players Club Student Apart-
ments, The Commons, The Village on
Tharpe
Lease rate for two bedroom /two bath-
roomunit at the Commons: $440
SOURCE: ALLEN AND O'HARA EDUCATION
SEVICES INC. WEBSITE (AOINC.COM)
comed the project as providing
more housing options for stu-
dents others questioned whether
See APARTMENT, Page 3

PETER sCHOTTENFELS/Daily
Members of the Michigan synchronized swimming team praching their routine while Nursing junior Courtney Benekofsky
puts waterproof make-up on LSA freshman Diandra Pratt. The team performed its end of year recital in Canham Natatorium
on Saturday

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