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SOLE SLAMS'U'
Labor activists say
administration doesn't care.
Opinion, page 4A

'King Kong' is the Rocky of the digital age. Arts, page 5A

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Monday, September 17, 2007

michigandaily.com

MICHIGAN 38, NOTRE DAM L ()
SHUTOUT

LGBT AFFAIRS
Office
wants
new
name
Director says current
acronym isn't inclusive,
bloggers bemoan 'p.c. crapola'
By KOJO ASIEDU
For the Daily
The University's Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual
and Transgender Affairs plans to pick a new name
by the end of the semester in an effort to be more
inclusive.
Gabe Javier, an LGBT affairs assistant, said the
current name doesn't represent allies - members
who suport the group regardless of whether they
fit into any of the categories mentioned in the title.
"Part of it is that the letters are more exclusive
than inclusive," Javier said. "There are lots of peo-
ple who are part of the LGBT community that may
not identify as a lesbian, bisexual or gay person."
Another problem with the current title is the
ambiguity of the word "transgender," he said.
The term is typically used to encompass people
with a gender identity different from the male or
female classification that society would conven-
tionally designate to them. But many people tend to
confuse it with the word "transsexual," a term for
a person who wants to assume thephysical charac-
teristics and gender roles of a different sex.
The organization began investigating a name
change in October 2006. Since then, it has con-
ducted surveys of group members, asked Universi-
ty faculty and offidials for feedback and researched
what other schools call their offices.
It plans to select a name by the end of the term
and to implement the new name next semester. It
also plans to hold a contest to design a new logo for
the group. The name change is slated to be com-
pleted by July.
The initiative has taken flak from some com-
mentators who say the name change is taking too
long or that it takes inclusiveness too far.
Dan Savage, the author of a syndicated column
published in The Onion's A.V. Club, poked fun atthe
office's lengthy name change process in a blog post
See OFFICE, Page 7A

Michigan defensive linemen close in on Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Saturday. The Fighting Irish managed to move the ball only 79 yards on offense.
'M' shakes off losses, pounds ND

ByDANIEL BROMWICH
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan didn't start the season
like a prototypical college football
gladiator.
And the program is too steeped
in winning tradition to ever play the
part of the Cinderella man.
But when an 0-2 start had people
questioning whether Wolverine
master and commander Lloyd Carr
had anything resembling a beautiful
mind, the Michigan coach invited a
close friend to come talk to the team
before Saturday's game.
"I had a little chat with the boys,

scowled, and the responses were
really good," movie star Russell
Crowe said. "I could hear a click."
The scowl and click were worth a
38-0 thumping of Notre Dame Sat-
urday, matching the worst beating
the Wolverines have ever handed the
Fighting Irish (2003).
The defense pitched a shutout for
the first time since a 55-0 drubbing
of Eastern Michigan two years ago.
And after giving up 147 points in its
last four games, the goose egg was
well received.
"That's Michigan defense," defen-
sive tackle Terrence Taylor said.
See FOOTBALL, Page 7A

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DEBATING A BOYCOTT
At co-op, a battle
over Israeli goods

CAMPUS CAMPAIGN

A Kerrytown
institution is split by
Mideast politics.
By DANIEL STRAUSS
Daily Staff Reporter
On Saturday morning at the
People's Food Co-op of Ann Arbor,
shoppers perused the shelves
stacked with fat jars of herbs and
pesticide-free alternatives to
everyday essentials, like Herbal
Insect Repellant and Muir Glen
Organic Salsa.
The store is divided into two
sections: One side is a grocery
store, with shopping carts and fro-
zen produce. The other side is for
dining in.
There's a buffet of hot dish-
es- including vegan blueberry
pancakes - and a counter selling
organic desserts like almond choc-

olate cheesecake. There are a few
University students, families with
little children and some elderly
couples.
And then there are the people
outside with the signs.
They're objecting to the co-op's
sale of Israeli goods.
Earlier this summer, the pro-
testers formed the group Boycott
Israeli Goods, Their purpose is
to get the co-op, located on North
Fourth Avenue in Kerrytown, to
stop selling Israeli-made products
until Israel stops what the group
calls the poor treatment of Pales-
tinians. Co-op members - anyone
who has paid a $60 fee by July
31 - are voting on the proposal
throughout the month. Their votes
are due by Sept. 30.
This summer, members of Boy-
cott Israeli Goods went before the
co-op's board with a proposal that
the store stop selling Israeli goods,
See CO-OP, Page 7A

At Dems
kickoff,
looking
toward'08
By ALESE BAGDOL
Daily StaffReporter
If there's anything Democratic
students on campus can agree on,
it's that President Bush needs to go
and tuition is too high.
As they pumped up one of the
University's largeststudentgroups
for the upcoming presidential
election, several state Democratic
leaders said just that yesterday.
The speakers, all from Michi-
gan, were Sen. Debbie Stabenow,
House Reps. John Dingell, John
Conyers and Mark Brewer, execu-
tive chair of the Michigan Demo-
cratic Party. They spoke at the
College Democrats' first meeting
of the semester - a meeting that
Chair Sam Harper said was aimed
at tellingstudents they can make a

Sen. pebbie Stabenow told College Democrats yesterday that Congress needs to increase state aid to colleges and universi-
ties. Congress passed a large expansion of student aid earlier this month.
difference in 2008. case." dential candidates have said they
"Students are the most apathetic But college students in the state will not campaign in Michigan
group of voters," Harper said in an of Michigan - at least from the because of a bill Gov. Jennifer
interview yesterday. "A lot of it is Democratic side of the aisle - like- Granholm signed that moved the
that they don't see how their vote ly won't play as large a role as they date of the Michigan primary
will translate into action. These have in previous elections. forward to Jan. 15. Party rules
speakers prove that that's not the All of the Democratic presi- See DEMS, Page 7A

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