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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, September 27,j2007


"What is left when payment is delayed while tuition skyrockets? I can tell you what is left: nothing."
- Mohammad Dar, vice president of the Michigan Student Assembly, speaking at a rally for more higher education funding in Lansing yesterday.
Dar was referring to payments to state universities withheld by the state of Michigan this summer because of cash shortages.

With tales of
woe, students
rally in Lansing

State can't ticket
minors who refuse
breath tests,
judge rules
Daily News Editors
A federal judge yesterday
struck down a Michigan law
that made it illegal for pedestri-
ans under the age of 21 to refuse
a breath test for alcohol.
U.S. District Court Judge
David Lawson ruled the state
law unconstitutional in a 32-
page opinion, saying the law
was an unreasonable search
prohibited under the Fourth
Amendment. Lawson said the
minor in possession law previ-
ously gave police officers the
ability to "perform a search of
minors without a warrant or
legal excuse for not obtaining
one." Until yesterday's ruling,
Michigan was the only state in
illegal, according to the Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU of Michigan filed
the lawsuit on behalf of two
women from Saginaw County
- both of whom were forced
to submit to Breathalyzer tests.
Ashley Berden and Katie Platte,
the plaintiffs in the case, took
the tests and registered 0.00-
percent blood alcohol levels.
They said they hadn't been act-
ing suspiciously but were made
to take breath tests because
See COURT, Page 7A

300 rally for more
funding for colleges
and universities on
Capitol lawn
Daily StaffReporter
LANSING - Mohammad Dar,
vice president of the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly, said his father told
him he'd give up everything to have
one of his children graduate from
Ultimately, Dar said, his father
Dar shared the story of his
father's death with a group of about
300 college students from around
the state at a rally outside the state
Capitol yesterday.
Dar's father died this summer
after being diagnosed with can-
cer. The cancer would have likely
been treated sooner, Dar said, if his
father hadn't given up his health
insurance to pay for Dar's educa-
His speech added an emotional

element to the rally, which was
held to protest budget cuts that
threaten state appropriations for
higher education.
The state is facing a $1.7 billion
deficit, and cuts to higher educa-
tion could be a part of any budget
settlement. Although officials have
refused to speculate, funding cuts
or delayed payments from the state
could force the University to raise
tuition in the middle of the year.
The University's August pay-
ment of $29.6 million has already
been withheld because the state
was low on cash this summer.
About 120 maize-clad students
from the University of Michigan
marched onto the Capitol lawn
singing "The Victors." Eastern
Michigan University students
responded with an Eagles cheer.
School pride took a backseat to the
cause when Wayne State Univer-
sity students began chanting, "For
higher education, make the right
Dar started the rally by identify-
ing the universities that had sent
representatives and explaining the
protest's purpose.
See RALLY, Page 5A

ABOVE: Mohammad Dar, the vice president of the Michigan Student Assembly, said his father went without health insurance
to help his son pay for college. TOP LEFT: After a rally on the Capitol lawn, student protesters went into the state House gallery,
where they were greeted with applause from some legislators.

Med School gets
$22 million gift
Taubman has given The donation will establish
the A. Alfred Taubman Medical
millions to Research Institute within the
University Medical School.
University Taubman, who donated $30
million in 1999 to the Taubman
By ANDY KROLL College of Architecture and
Daily StaffReporter Urban Planning, said the Univer-
sity is "one of the great institu-
The University Health System tions in America" in a podcast on
announced yesterday a $22 mil- the new institute's website.
lion gift from shopping center Jerry May, the University's
pioneer and longtime donor A. vice president for development,
Alfred Taubman. See DONATION, Page 5A
Shutdown would end
some state services

U' officials dedicate
Undergrad Sci. Building
$61 million said the goal of the tiered class-
rooms was to allow students to
structure has 30 work in both lecture and small
group formats.
classrooms and labs, LSA Dean Terry McDonald said
125-seat auditorium the building serves as "a geograph-
ic and intellectual crossroads for
science on campus" because of its
By RYAN A. PODGES location near the medical campus,
For the Daily School of Dentistry, Life Sciences
Institute Building and Chemistry
Although classes have been Building.
held in the Undergraduate Sci- At the dedication ceremony,
ence Building since last fall, the University President Mary Sue
building was officially dedicated Coleman praised the new facility
yesterday. and emphasized the importance
The dedication wasn't held until of science for all students.
yesterday because not all of the "We need our students, regard-
computer simulators and mechan- less of career interests, to be scien-
ical lab equipment were fully tifically literate because scientific
installed and operational until the literacy is absolutely necessary in
spring. The building is part of a today's society," she said. "Just
complex of sciences buildings that (reading) the front of the newspa-
includes the Life Sciences Build- per requires a basic knowledge of
ing and Palmer Commons. global warming, nutrition, genet-
The $61 million building is ics and stem cells."
140,000 square feet. Ithas3 class- About 100 people attended the
rooms and lab spaces, a 125-seat dedication, including represen-
auditorium and two classrooms tatives from the Undergraduate
designed after a dinner theater Research Opportunity Program
with tiered seating at semi-circu- and Women in Science and Engi-
lar tables facing the instructor. neering, both of which'have their
Associate Provost Phil Hanlon main offices in the building.

(AP) - If no budget agree-
ment is reached by the end of
the week, it's likely state govern-
ment will partially shut down on
Here's what that shutdown
might look like, based on a release
from Gov. Jennifer Granholm and
Associated Press interviews with
interest groups, labor unions and
other organizations.

All districts should be able to
remain open at least the first three
weeks of October, after which
they'll learn if they're going to get
their next round of state aid pay-
ments. But then it gets dicey -
especially for schools that already
have tapped their reserves while
dealing with stagnant state fund-
See BUDGET, Page 5A

University President Mary Sue Coleman cuts a ribbon to dedicate the Undergradu-
ate Science Building yesterday. Coleman said the facility would help all students
become "scientifically literate."

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