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You got in. Your parents
have gone home. You're
supposed to go to a few
classes. But there's a lot
more to the University
and Ann Arbor than class.
Check out the New
Student Edition inside.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, September 4,f2007

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STATE APPROPRIATIONS
Budget
battle
leaves'U'
waiting
With deadline drawing near,
legislators can't agree on plan
to close $1.6 billion deficit
By EMILY BARTON
Daily Staff Reporter
The amount of money the University will receive
from the state for the 2008 fiscal year is still up in
the air.
Although the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, leg-
islators in the Democratic-controlled state House
of Representatives and the Republican-controlled
state Senate are still trying to resolve a projected
$1.6 billion deficit.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm and House Democrats
are supporting a plan to increase funding to state
universities by at least2.5 percent, but Republicans
say the state can't afford to spend the extra money.
The University would receive a 5.3 percent fund-
ing increase under the plan.
See BUDGET, Page 7A
BY THE NUMBERS

ABOVE: Left tackle Jake Long walks off the field after Michigan's loss to Appalachian State on Saturday. Long is part of a trio of Michigan seniors who put off their NFL aspirations for
a year in hopes of capturing a national championship. Now those hopes are all but gone. BELOW: Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore is carried off the field after the win.

App. State was a
" scheduling blunder

veryone realizes that what hap-
pened this past Saturday was
terrible.
What I'm not sure
people understand is
how preposterously,
appallingly awful the,
game was from the
moment it landed on
the schedule.
If the idea is to DANim
open with an easy BROMWICH
win, why pick the
national champions
of anything? Appalachian State hadn't
lost a game since its 2006 season opener,
which means that nobody really knew
exactly how good they were. They
hadn't lost in 14 games, and quarterback

See SportsTuesday for more cov-
erage of Michigan's historic loss
to Appalachian State.
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Armanti Edwards hadn't lost one col-
lege game, meaning tape showing how
to stop an offense that scored more than
40 points in eight of last year's contests
was scarce.
This Appalachian State team defi-
nitely wasn't a bad team. And it certain-
ly wasn't worse than the squads that
comprise the bottom rungs in Division
See APP. STATE, Page 7A

Percentage of the University
budget that comesfrom
state funding
Days until the beginning of
Michigan's 2008 fiscal year

Percentage bywhich a bill
passed by the state House
would increase funding to
the University's Ann Arbor
campus
Number of appropriations
bills signed into law by
Gov. Jennifer Granholm

First in a five-part series
Money- saving textbook
lists still a year away

Police: Partygoer yelled slurs

Responding to
racist taunt from
Theta Chi porch,
officers find kegs
By DAVE MERELBURG
and JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Daily StaffReporters
The University chapter of
Theta Chi is facing sanctions after

a person on the fraternity's porch
yelled racial slurs at two black
Ann Arbor Police officers during a
party last week.
When the officers investigated,
they found three kegs of beer in
the house, a violation of Interfra-
ternity Council regulations and
the fraternity's national chapter.
While the University's Greek
Activities Review Panel isn't likely
to kick Theta Chi off campus, the
fraternity's national chapter could
revoke the University chapter's

charter because of the kegs. Theta
Chi's national chapter prohibits
alcohol in all of its houses.
The incident started early on
Aug. 27 when police pulled a car
over near the fraternity house on
Washtenaw Avenue, the police
report said. A male on the porch
shouted at the officers, called
them the n-word and referred to
the people in the car with the n-
word, accordingto the report. The
person yelled that he had been
See FRATERNITY, Page 7A

Administrators say
computer updates
are stalling launch
By CHRIS HERRING
Daily News Editor
One way to alleviate the bur-
den of high textbook prices seems
simple.
Numerous groups - including
Michigan Student Assembly repre-
sentatives and the University's task
force on textbook prices - have
called for professors to release
their textbook lists before the start
of each semester so students have

more time to shop around and get
the best price.
But aside from the professors
who e-mail lists or syllabi to stu-
dents, early distribution of text-
book lists still isn't widespread, and
likely won't be for at least a year.
Last semester, a University task
force ranked the University 38th
out of 39 schools in making book
lists available early to students. The
panel recommended that faculty
release information about which
books will be used sooner.
Lester Monts, senior vice provost
for academic affairs, who created
the task force in 2006, said the lists
for most classes aren't available
yet because online technicians are

Coming tomorrow:
How to save money while
textbook shopping
upgrading the University's com-
puting systems to accommodate
them. Monts said the book lists will
eventually be part of Wolverine
Access, the system students use to
schedule classes, once the system is
implemented next year.
MSA Vice President Mohammad
Dar said students shouldn'tbe frus-
trated with the textbook task force
for the lack of progress.
"As students, we all want to
see fast results," Dar said. "But
See TEXTBOOKS, Page 7A

Two charged with throwing drawer

Police say men yelled
anti-gay slurs
By ANDREW GROSSMAN
and JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Daily StaffReporters
For what may have been a crime
motivated by anti-gay bias, a Uni-
versity of Michigan student and

another man were arraigned in
Washtenaw County court on Fri-
day.
The suspects allegedly shouted
homophobic slurs and threw a
dresser drawer from an apart-
ment balcony at two men walking
below.
Cody Williamson, 22, and
Michael A. Brown, a 21-year-old
University of Michigan student in

the College of Engineering, were
each charged with two counts of
assault with a dangerous weapon
and two counts of assault and bat-
tery.
A 24-year old Ann Arbor resi-
dent, whose name police have
not released, told police that he
and a friend were walking on the
700 block of East Ann Street early
See DRAWER, Page 7A

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