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This year, Hajj, the dates of grims tr
which are determined by the 354- of rest an
day Islamic calendar, fell over Win- The ne
ter Break. For the first time in more travel to
than 30 years, Muslim students at day of th
the University were able to travel to They
Saudi Arabia during the break and and at s
fulfill their religious obligation. to spend
"Sometimes here, (while pray- where I
ing), your mind wanders," LSA cha said.
sophomore Manal Peracha said. At Mu
"But over there you feel like you're ground a
directly speaking to God." stoning o
Before undergoing the Hajj, Mina.
many pilgrims travel to Medina There
to visit the prophet Mohammad's bles at th
tomb. Pharmacy student Maie Seif the devil.
said her experience at the prophet's set up in
resting place went beyond sight and ment. Po:
sound. She could smell the sacred with the
space. Seif exph
"It smelled like a musk that they arranged
said the prophet used to smell like," They are,
Seif said. "When I smelled it, that is The p
when I knew it was real." places th
For most pilgrims, the experi- Abraham
ence begins in Mecca. the story
There, they pray before the ham to s
Kaaba, the most holy site in devil trie
Islam. Because Muslims must Abraham
pray facing the Kaaba, this is the son live.
only time Muslims may pray in a convince
circle. God com
Worshippers circumnavigate lamb inst
the Kaaba counterclockwise seven After
times and walk seventimes between their hea
the hills of Safa and Marwah. lock of th
Although the rite is not techni- To rep
tally part of the Hajj, most pilgrims licalstor
perform it before Hajj begins. the past,
"When you join the people walk- animals 1
ing around the Kaaba, you can't often pay
even see the end of the circle," said animal.
Peracha. "All you can see is white the poor.
dots moving counterclockwise." Perach
Most Muslims also drink out of to be sact
the Zamzam well, which is consid- Finall
ered holy. Makkah
"It's mineral water," Peracha the Kaab
said. "It's alittle bit heavy, but there Accord
is blessing in it." ment, mc
Many pilgrims bring Zamzam made the
water back to the states. Because "Thes
large quantities of liquids are lives to
prohibited on many flights, the next to K
Zamzam water is sealed in a bag cool to
marked "holy water" and checked thing yo
like any other piece of luggage. them is t
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water on the conveyor belt
port," Seif said.
heir stay in Mecca, the pil-
avel east to Mina for a day
ext morning, worshippers
Mt. Arafat for the holiest
spend the day in prayer,
unset walk to Muzdalifah
the night. "(Mt. Arafat) is
felt closest to God," Pera-
zdalifah, they sleep on the
and collect pebbles for the
of the devil the next day in
the pilgrims throw peb-
hree pillars that represent
. At night, they stay in tents
rows by the Saudi govern-
inting to a picture covered
white spires of the tents,
lained that the tents are
according to nationality.
Allars represent the three
at the devil appeared to
in the biblical story. In
y, God commanded Abra-
acrifice his son, Isaac. The
d three times to persuade
to defy God and let his
Abraham refused. Finally,
d of Abraham's devotion,
manded him to sacrifice a
the stoning, men shave
ads and women cut off a
resent the lamb in the bib-
y, an animallis sacrificed. In
many pilgrims sacrificed
themselves. Now, pilgrims,
y someone to sacrifice the
The meat is distributed to
ia's family paid for lambs
rificed on their behalf.
y, pilgrims travel back to
for one last circle around
ding to the Saudi govern-
ire than 2.1 million people
e Hajj this year.
e people save their whole
go," Seif said. "I prayed
:azakhs and Afghanis. It's
see people, and the only
u have in common with
hat you are a Muslim."
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seat donation from people purchas-
ing the stadium's best seats.
Duderstadt said the flaw with
the tax-deductible donations is
that they are not actually charita-
ble contributions, but quid-pro-quo
Fans make the required seat
donation, and then they are able
to purchase tickets. Because they
receive something in return for
their donation, Duderstadt and
other critics believe that the tax
law is flawed.
Supporters of the tax breaks
argue that the required seat dona-
tion does not actually give ticketh-
olders anything - only the right
to get something - and therefore
should count as a tax-deductible,
Much of the revenue that will be
used to pay for the proposed con-
struction of luxury boxes in Michi-
gan Stadium is slated to come from
required seat donations.
Over 40 percent of the Athletic
Department's revenue currently
comes from ticket sales. The Ath-
letic Department expects that
almost 12 percent of its revenue for
the 2007 fiscal year will come from
required seat donations.
Congress will likely continue
investigating tax breaks for higher
education as it opens a new ses-.
"Congress needs to look at the
generous tax breaks we give col-
leges and universities and see
what the public gets in return,"
said Sen. Charles Grassley (R-
Iowa), the ranking member on the
Finance Committee, in a written
statement. "These tax breaks are
supposed to benefit the public.
I'd like to have the universities
explain how tax deductions for
stadium sky boxes help families
pay for college."
Duderstadt was even more vig-
orous in his estimation of public
sentiment toward universities.
"We simply have to restore a
sense of public trust and confidence
in higher education, and unfortu-
nately thatis beingnseriously under-
cut by intercollegiate athletics," he
He said that as the cost of higher
education continues to rise, huge
projects like the Big House renova-
tion seem wasteful.
"The high visibility of the tax
treatment of college sports will
Friday, January 12, 2007 - 7
create negative public opinion that
will influence political decisions
that could affect tax law toward
higher education," Duderstadt
University officials said they
don't know what effect any chang-
es to the tax law would have on the
"It wouldn't necessarily change
our decision to do stadium renova-
tions if the tax law were to change,"
Slottow said. "We're not doing the
stadium renovations to exploit the
But Slottowsaid he wasn't entire-
ly confident about selling tickets
without the exemption.
"I wouldn't want to be the one
to test whether or not people are
buying tickets because of the tax
deductions," he said. "But I don't
think thatthey are."
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Under the provisions of the ADA,
routine maintenance does not
necessitate the same standards of
"We have been working on
repairing the concrete, tearing it up
and pouring it back into place anew
since the mid-'90s," Cunningham
said. "Everything went back exact-
ly as it came out."
Cunningham said the number of
wheelchair-accessible seats in the
renovated stadium has not yet been
"There was never any ques-
tion that the stadium expansion
project would be ADA compliant,"
Cunningham said. "Increasing the
number and location of accessible
seating has been a priority for the
University since the inception of
Fifty-two season-ticket hold-
ers currently request wheelchair-
has 90 wheelchair-accessible seats
- 45 behind each end zone. The
new plan offers an additional 72
wheelchair-accessible seats on
the west sideline of the stadium.
There will also be accessible seat-
ing in the new luxury boxes and
club seating, bringing the total to
282. PREPARE TO BE RAZED
"Everyticketholder who requests
an accessible seat is accommodated
in Michigan Stadium," Cunning-
ham said. "We have never turned
Harris said the current seating
arrangement has dissuaded fans
from attendingthe gameespecially
students in wheelchairs who can't
sit with their friends in the student
Residential College senior Sarah
Watkins stopped coming to the
games for that very reason, Harris £
"I cancelled my season tickets
because I thought the seating in
the supposedly acceptable sec-
tion of the stadium for disabled
people was inadequate," Watkins
said. "One of my main complaints
is that there is not accessible seat-
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has begun to discuss the issue with r
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