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Monday, November 5, 2007

michigandaily.com

Firm lets
alumni
lend to
alumni
Company's effort not officially
endorsed by University
Alumni Association
By ANDY KROLL
Daily Staff Reporter
An online lending company is trying to make
money by encouraging University alumni to
directly lend or borrow with other alumni.
The Lending Club matches individual borrow-
ers and lenders for loan transactions who share
specific social connections, like graduating from
the same university.
By directly connecting borrowers and lenders,
the company bypasses banks or other financial
institutions and offers lower loan rates.
In a statement released by the Lending Club
last week, the company announced what it called
partnerships with three major university alumni
associations, including the University of Michi-
gan's.
But Jerry Sigler, senior vice president and chief
financial officer of the University's Alumni Associ-
ation, said no official partnership had been agreed
upon between his association and the Lending
Club.
"From our standpoint they're only an advertiser,
like the hundred other companies that advertise in
our print or electronic publications," Sigler said.
The alumni associations at Georgia Tech and
Kansas State - the other two universities cited in
the statement - have entered official partnerships
with the Lending Club.
The Lending Club began as an application avail-
able exclusively on Facebook.com, where the com-
pany says it has arranged more $1 million in loan
See LOANS, Page 7A

RODRIGO GAYA/Daily
Junior wide receiver Mario Manningham catches the game-winning pass in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game between Michigan and Michigan State. Michigan quarterback Chad Henne threw
for four touchdown passes.
In a corner, 'M' rallies late

Win sets up showdown
with OSU for at least
a share of Big Ten title
By SCOTT BELL
Daily SportsEditor
EAST LANSING - With the talk leading
up to Saturday's game focused on Michigan
State coach Mark Dantonio's countdown, it
was only fitting that the intrastate matchup
centered around both teams turning back the
clock.

Badly outplayed in the first half, Michigan
State reverted to a form of smashmouth foot-
ball that would have made Bo Schembechler
and Duffy Daugherty smile. A ground-
focused attack catapulted the underdog Spar-
tans from an 11-point deficit to a 10-point lead
with just seven minutes remaining. The Spar-
tans seemed poised to upset Michigan, a goal
oft-emphasized by Dantonio's countdown-
to-Michigan clock found in Michigan State's
practice facility.
But with its seven-game winning streak
and rivalry bragging rights suddenly in jeop-
ardy, Michigan looked back three years for a
how-to manual on staging a comeback of its
own.

Hobbled signal-caller Chad Henne, playing
at a self-diagnosed 80 percent, led a pair of
Wolverine scoring drives in the game's final
seven minutes to spur No. 15 Michigan to a
come-from-behind victory against a deter-,
mined Michigan State, 28-24.
"We knew all game we could move the ball
all game against their defense," said Henne,
who tossed two of his four touchdowns in
those final two drives. "We were saying all
game that they couldn't stop Mario (Man-
ningham). He was beating their corner every
play."
Manningham played the role of Braylon
Edwards circa 2004, bringing in the game-
See GAME, Page 8A

MORE ON THE
GAME...
* Herman: Henne's legend
grows with everygame,
PagellB
* Defense struggles, but
makes crucial stops, PagelB
" Hart impresses in limited
action, Page 4B
* Bell: Team shows swagger
in post-game celebration,
Page 2B

Pre-game, wooing the fan vote

Romney continues
Michigan push at
Spartan Stadium
By EMILY BARTON
Daily Staff Reporter
EAST LANSING - Amid a sea of
Michigan State University alumni
tailgating outside Spartan Stadium
on Saturday afternoon, a small tent
near the venue went almost unno-
ticed. The tent contained six tables,
a large television set and a line
of signs supporting former Mas-
sachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for
president.
Close to 1:30 p.m., volunteers
handed out "Mitt Romney for Pres-
ident" signs to a small crowd. Many
held foam baseball mitts reading
"Mitt '08."
The event staff asked everyone
to line up against the row of signs
and attempted to start the chant

MILKING THE GREAT LAKES STATE
Romney has used his family's connections in Michigan to raise almost $2 million
in the state so far.
Romney
McCain
Gailiani
Paul
Brownback
0 0.5 1 1.5 2
Campaign contributions (in millions of dollars)
sOURcE:CENTER FOR RESPONSInEPOITicS

"M-I-T-T, Mitt's the man for me." It
didn't stick.
But when Romney rounded the
corner, followed by a large entou-
rage of event staff and cameramen,
the crowd began applauding and
cheering.
Romney is campaigning hard

in Michigan. He's made at least
17 stops in the state since April,
according to The NewYork Times,
He still trails former New York City
Mayor Rudy Giuliani in most polls
of Michigan voters, but Romney's
numbers have been rising as Giu
See ROMNEY, Page 7A

Rackham student Sirarat Sarntivijai spoke at a forum Friday about the climate on campus.
Groups don't communicate,
students say at campus forum

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
MSA election quandary resolved

SI
a
com

B
Man
ference
campus
commul
The
ence,

tudents say'U' University students and staff
members in Hutchins Hall,
dministrators allowed attendees to discuss their
perceptions and concerns about
imunicate better the campus community.
The conference began with a
panel of students who traveled to
California, Texas and Washington
By EMILY BARTON state over Fall Break to learn more
Daily StaffReporter about how race- and gender-based
affirmative action bans affected
y students said at a con- public universities in those states.
Friday that numerous LSA senior James Logan,
s groups lack cohesion and LSA senior Emily Gomes and
inication on divisive issues. LSA sophomore Andrew'Dalack
Climate Matters confer- - three of the 12 students who
which involved about 30 visited the schools over the break

- gave an informal presentation
highlighting their observations of
post-affirmative action campuses.
Over the break, Logan visited
the University of California at Los
Angeles, Gomes visited the Uni-
versity of California at Berkeley
and Dalack visited the University
of Texas at Austin.
All three students said they felt
there was less communication
between students and adminis-
trators at the schools they visited
than there is at the University of
.,Michigan. Logan, Gomes and
Dalack all said that the outreach
See FORUM, Page 8A

For
re

d School gets seat Michigan Student Assembly in this
month's election.
after registrar The decision was made Friday by
Election Director.Ryan Bouchard
leases numbers after he received the new enroll-
ment report from the Office of the
Registrar, which says 52 under-
By SCOTT MILLS graduates are currently enrolled
Daily StaffReporter in the school. Bouchard released a
revised candidate application later
r two weeks of controversy that day.
versed decision, the under- Initial seat apportionment plans
te Ford School of Public for the election did not provide for
will receiver a seat on the a Public Policy seat. Though MSA's

constitution requires representa-
tives from all University colleges
and students, its Compiled Code
requires that the number of, seats
for each college be determined by
the registrar's most recent enroll-
ment report. MSA Student Gen
eral Counsel Arvind Sohoni said he
found the new registrar's numbers
Thursday night on the registrar's
website.
Until last week, the most recent
report was from the winter 2007
See MSA, Page 8A

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