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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
a long race ahead
From staff and wire reports
Sen. John McCain swept a
string of delegate-rich, East
Coast primaries Tuesday
night, reaching for command
of the race for the Republi-
can presidential nomination.
Democratic rivals Hillary
Rodham Clinton and Barack
Obama traded victories in an
epic struggle from Connecti-
cut to California.
"We've won some of the
biggest states in the country,"
McCain told cheering sup-
porters at a rally in Phoenix
after pocketing victories in
all regions. An underdog for
months, he proclaimed him-
self the front-runner at last,
and added. "I don't really
mind it one bit."
Sen. John McCain jumped
to a commanding lead in the
Republican delegate race over
Mitt Romney on Super Tues-
day. Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton edged ahead of Sen.
Barack Obama in the race for
McCain won 420 delegates
to 130 for Romney and 99 for
former Arkansas Gov. Mike
Huckabee in incomplete
results. A total of 1,023 del-
egates were up for grabs in 21
Overall, McCain led with
522 delegates, to 223 for Rom-
ney and 142 for Huckabee. It
takes 1,191 to win the nomina-
tion at this summer's conven-
tion in St. Paul, Minn.
Clinton led with 445 del-
See PRIMARY, Page 3A
TOP: Students for Obama, Clinton and Edwards all gathered yesterday on Forest Court to watch Super Tuesday results. Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary
Clinton split many of yesterday's contests. BOTTOM: John McCain opened up a strong lead over Mitt Romney, but didn't secure enough delegates to win the nomination.
BREAKING DOWN SUPER TUESDAY
Projected popular vote winners in bold3
Chicago was half cheered louder when Sen.
Barack Obama was projected to
tronghold for take a state. A Republican projec-
l.'. tion elicited very little response
isinois senator from the students, but when the
announcer gave Alabama to Mike
By SCOTT MILLS Huckabee, a suspiciously sarcas-
Daily StaffReporter tic round of applause followed.
Obama lives in Hyde Park and
ICAGO - As the results of represented the area in the Illi-
imaries came in last night, nois State Senate.
200 University of Chicago Illinois gave Obama one of his
nts gathered in a student- largest margins of victory yester-
rffee shop on the Hyde Park day. He had garnered more than
as to watch a live video feed 64 percent of the vote there as of
C News. midnight. In Cook County, which
enever the network pro- includes Chicago, Obama had
a win for Sen. Hillary Clin- won 68 percent of the vote last
bout half the room cheered night.
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2 Alaska Republican caucus figures were unavailableby press time
3 All results as of 12:30 a.m.
I the slightly larger other
See OBAMA, Page 7A
Tuition costs plays role
in decision to stay longer
More in-state tics, 76.2 percent of out-of-state
students who entered the Univer-
students take fifth sity in fall 2001 graduated from
the University in four years. Only
and sixth years 67.3 percent of in-state students
residents did the same - an 8.9
to graduate percent difference between the
By JILLIAN BERMAN Paul Courant, a former Uni-
DailyStaffReporter versity provost and an expert on
higher education, said much of
The college fun can't last for- the discrepancy in graduation
ever, but paying in-state tuition rates boils down to cost. He said
makes it last longer. According to most students vllo take longer
University data, in-state students than four years to graduate tend
are more likely to stay on campus to be from Michigan because it
for an extra year or more, becom- costs almost three times as much
ing what are commonly known as for the out-of-state students to
"super seniors." attend the University.
* According to University statis- See SENIORS, Page 7A
Qwizdom clickers tuning some
students in, but turning others off
'U' inked five-year,
$40K deal with
company last year
By ELIZABETH LAI
Qwizdom, a company that spe-
cializes in providing interactive
classroom response systems, has
made its way into University lec-
Since the University signed a
five-year, $40,000 contract with
the company last year, the quiz-
taking devices that often draw
comparisons to remote controls
have become increasingly popular
tion Technology Central Services
Computer Showcase store has sold
more than 7,000 Qwizdom clickers
to University students enrolled in
humanities, engineering and public
health courses, said Eileen Cicotte,
an employee at the showcase.
The trend is also taking hold
at colleges nationwide. Qwizdom
spokeswoman Jaci Hendricks
said the company has sold more
than 50,000 remotes to American
universities like the University of
Southern California, the Univer-
sity of Iowa and nearby Eastern
Qwizdom remotes are meant to
See QWIZDOM, Page 7A
cHANEL VON HABSBURG-LOTHtRINGEN/Daily
Qwizdom clickers hit campus last year, when the University signed a contract with
the company. Since that time, students have disagreed on the device's usefulness.
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