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FromPage 1A
CarolDickerman, director of the
Office of International Programs,
agreed with the survey's finding
that study abroad is "an education-
ally enriching and potentially life-
changing experience." ..
"Study abroad offers a whole
range of benefits," Dickerman said.
"It is an opportunity for personal
growth and to gain knowledge of
the world."
The survey found that the
amount of time spent abroad is not
as significant as the experience
itself of studying abroad, but Dick-
erman said this is untrue.
She said longer programs havea
greater intellectual impact on the
Culminating senior experi-
ences, including a thesis, capstone
course or field placement give stu-
dents opportunities to "integrate,
From Page 1A
that affect the general population
are not nearly as strong indicators
for veterans.
Zivin said the Department of
Veteran Affairs-funded study
sought to clarify the veteran-spe-
cific suicide risk factors in order
to better serve the veteran com-
She said it reinforces the VA's
recent efforts - such as the devel-
opment of a national suicide hot-
line with a specific subsection for
veterans - to prevent suicide.
University spokeswoman Linda
Green said Counseling and .Psy-
chological Services plans to read
the study because it will inform
them "about the issues that are
affecting students returning from
She said once the study is read,
they plan on talking about what
outreach, if any, is necessary.
MBA student Sherman Powell,
of the war in Iraq, said the depart-
ment has offered him group thera-
py sessions and counseling.
"If I needed assistance in those

synthesize, and apply knowledge"
in order to create more meaningful
educational experiences, accord-
ing to the survey.
In addition to an examination
of these four experiences, the sur-
vey investigated the roles that aca-
demic advisors and parents play in
a student's college life.
According to the report, a stu-
dent who meets with an academic
adviser experiences greater gains
in personal and social develop-
The survey found that13 percent
of first-year students and 8 percent
of senior students have "helicop-
ter" parents - parents who "hover
over and insinuate themselves into
many aspects of their students'
college lives."
Additionally, 25 percent of first-
year students and 21 percent of
senior students reported that their
parents sometimes intervene on
their parts.
CAPS Associate Director Victo-
areas, I could go and get it," he
said. a
But LSA sophomore Tim Mik-
los, who served in the Marines for
eight years, said the only things
he has received from the depart-
ment are his GI Bill payments for
"You almost have to be lucky
to find things out," he said. "They
don't really inform you of what's
available for you as a prior service
member at the VA Hospital."
Miklos said that people make
a differentiation between people
who return from Iraq and veterans
from other wars.
"People who never served in
Iraq don't get the type of help or
respect that combat veterans do
get," Miklos said. "They might feel
their services weren't as worthy,
and that might make them feel
Powell said the higher suicide
rate among veterans could be
attributed to the alienation that
many veterans encounter upon
their return home.
"When you're in combat, you
learn how to move down the
street a certain way, you learn to
watch the rooftops, you learn how
to deal with crowds and traffic in

ria Hays said parentingroles differ
for every family, but that a parent's
level of involvement should be
mutually agreed upon between
student and parent.
"The parent's role should be
negotiated by both sides and
should be determined by what
will make the student a fully
functioning member of society,"
Hays said.
The survey also indicates that
although students with involved
parents reported greater engage-
ment, deeper learning and edu-
cational benefits, "they had
significantly lower grades."
But Hays was quick to point out
that these lower grades may not
be a result of the parent's involve-
"This may be a case of correla-
tion but not necessarily causa-
tion," Hays said. "We do not know
if the student would have had
lower grades without the parental
ways that are unique to a combat
environment," he said. "The lon-
ger you've been in that environ-'
ment, the longer the adjustmentI
LSA junior Derek Blumke said
that upon returning home from
overseas, many veterans have
trouble finding a purpose in civil-
ian life.
"I went from working on attack
airplanes - knowing that I had a
purpose and that my job was help-
ing save my fellow soldiers' lives
- to the classroom where I'd be
sitting and thinking, 'I'm wasting
my time,'" said Blumke, who has
formed a group to advocate veter-
ans' issues on campus.
A veteran's guilt over a fellow
soldier's death may also lead to
Powell, who served as a lieuten-
ant in the Army, said the feeling
was especially strong for officers
who had lost soldiers under their
He said that a veteran might feel
"a tremendous amount of guilt, a
sense of second-guessing yourself
and you wish it could have been
you in some cases. That's some-
thing everybody goes through. It's
not unusual."

From Page 1A
ple care about the two teams.
"I've already had people ask
why am I calling it Michigan vs.
Ohio State," he said. "(People said)
'It's really Ohio State vs. Michi-
gan: The Rivalry', so we just said,
'Wow, well, we'll leave it alpha-
While air time featuring each
school is split evenly, ,the film
doesn't focus on each school sep-
arately. Roy said the rivalry is a
story about football, culture, fam-
ily, heritage and the unique - and
at one point violent - relationship
between the two states that date
back to the early 1800s.
"It's a dramatic story," Roy said.
"It's much more than a chronol-
ogy of the teams and events; it's an
actual story."
The documentary includes
interviews with famous alumni
from each school, including Mich-
igan players Dan Dierdorf, Des-
mond Howard and Jim Mandich,
Ohio State coach Earle Bruce and
two-time Heisman Trophy win-
ner Archie Griffin.
The documentary also includes
Schembechler's final long-form
interview, conducted at Michigan
From Page 1A
"We think the voters got one
single message, which is: stop civil
unions and nontraditional mar-
riages from being recognized in
Michigan," said Deborah Labelle
of the American Civil Liberties
Union of Michigan. "It's not about
The ballot measure, which
passed 59 percent to 41 percent,
says the union between a man and
woman is the only agreement rec-
ognized as a marriage "or similar
union for any purpose."
Labelle said public employers
who offer same-sex benefits aren't
recognizing a marriage or a simi-
lar union. She argued that domes-
tic partners don't have the legal
rights that married couples are

Stadium on Nov. 16, 2006 - the
day before his death.
es on football, some non-football
related alumni appear in the film,
such as Ohio State graduate and
golfer Jack Nicklaus and Universi-
ty of Michigan alum and "60 Min-
utes" journalist Mike Wallace.
University in 1939, spoke glowingly
in an interview about the football
tradition at his alma mater.
When askedhis opinionabout the
rivalry, Wallace responded, "I can-
notthink of ahappier experience."
The documentary details the
Ten Year War between Hayes and
Schembechler, which took place
from 1969 to 1978.
Many credit the coaches with
launching the rivalry into its mod-
ern flay national spotlight. Michi-
gan narrowly won the series with
a 5-4-1 record.
"The relationship between Bo
and Woody really kind of cap-
tures the dramatic element, both
personally and professionally,"
Roy said. "They are characters,
and every great story has a couple
great characters."
This year's game in Ann Arbor
will mark the 104th game between
the schools. Michigan leads the
all-time series 57-40-6.
given, addingthatchealth care isn't
a right that comes with getting
married but instead a contractual
But Assistant Attorney General
Eric Restuccia said same-sex ben-
efits policies are based on "similar
attributes to marriage."
"They've essentially recreated
the statutory definition of mar-
riage," he said, urging justices
to read the plain language of the
The high court has five Repub-
licans and two Democrats. An
Ingham County circuit judge
ruled in favor of the couples, who
sued in2005 after Cox interpreted
the amendment to bar same-sex
benefits. The Michigan Court of
Appeals reversed the decision
earlier this year, though, and gays
nationwide worry the high court's
conservative majority will uphold
the ruling.

Wednesday, November7, 2007 - 7A
From Page 1A
plan, students can still pay their
bills over multiple months through-
out the semester," Cunningham
Cunningham said students who
drop classes or withdraw after the
new deadlines will either be cred-
ited on their next student bills or
receive refunds from the Universi-
ty, in accordance with the Office of
Financial Aid's refund and repay-
ment policies.
Several other Big Ten universi-
ties - including Indiana, Michigan
State and Penn State - also have
their student payment deadlines at
the beginning of each semester.
Michigan Student Assembly
President Zack Yost said he had
mixed feelings about the Univer-
sity's decision to move up payment
Yost, who said he was speaking
for himself and not MSA, said the
University deserves credit for its
policy of not droppingstudents who
fail to pay their entire bill at once,
which frequently occurs at other
universities with early payment
On the other hand, Yost lament-
ed the University's failure to cori-
sultwith MSA and the studentbody
this summer prior to the decision.
"I was very disappointed with
the lack of student input," Yost
said. "I don't think this is a deci-
sion in the interest of students."
Business School junior Jack
Dart said the new changes won't
affect him much because his par-
ents handle all of his tuition pay-
"I don't think itwill really affect
me at all because my parents make
the payments online when they
get an eBill," said Dart, referring
to the University's online billing
Dart said he foresees earlier
payment deadlines impacting stu-
dents who have to work to pay their
"Students who have jobs won't
have that first month of the fall
or winter semester to try to earn
money to pay for tuition," Dart

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ARIES of excitement. You're ready for adven-
(March 21 to April 19) tare. You're up for new experiences. You
Be on the lookout for unexpected gifts feel unusually independent and daring
and goodies that come your way today. today. (Woo, woo!)
Keep your pockets open. It's a good day SAGITTARIUS
to negotiate for anything you want. (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
TAURUS A sudden realization about something
(April 20 to May 20) quite important could occur to you
A close friend or partner might sur- today. Whatever this realization is will
prise you today. You both might go be liberating in some way. You see that
somewhere different or unusual. you no longer have to do something or
Something very modern or groundbreak- think a certain way.
ing could occur. CAPRICORN
GEMINI (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
(May 21 to June 20) Expect to meet someone quite unusual
New technology related to your job or or different today. Alternatively, people
even your health might amaze you today. you already know might do something
Bright, new ideas about how to be self- that surprises you. It's aninteresting day.
employed will occur to many of you. It's AQUARIUS
an invigorating day! (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
CANCER Bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs are
(June 21 to July 22) unpredictable today. If they come on too
Love at first sight is possible today. heavy, however, you'll run away
All kinds of fitn things can happen sud- because you feel a bit rebellious.
denly. However, parents should be extra PISCES
vigilant about children. (Feb. 19 to March 20)
LEO Something different and unusual will
(July 23 to Aug. 22) occur today. In large measue, this is
This is the perfect day to introduce because you're ready for it. However,
new technology to your home. Sudden, the stars are going to help this happen as
unexpected things could occur. People well!
might drop by. (Stock the fridge.) YOU BORN TODAY You're naturally
VIRGO curious; therefore, you observe life
(Aug. 23 to Sept. 221 around you. You have a strong sense of
This is a classic day to meet new peo- adventure and are keen to explore what-
ple or encounter new ideas and new ever appeals to you. This is why you
places. Be ready to change your sched- learn a lot. You always respond to chat-
ule at a moment's notice. lenges. People think you're entertaining
LIBRA and charming. (You hate ho-hum bore-
(Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) dom.) Fortunately, the year ahead will be
You're full of wonderful, bright ideas full of exciting, new adventures. Open
today. In particular, you might dream up any door!
new ways of making money or discover Birthdate of: Joni Mitchell,
new sources of income. Similarly, you'll singer/songwriter; Dr. Marie Curie,
find new ways of spending it as welt! Nobel Prize-winning physicist/chemist;
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