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VANDERKAAY
From Page 1A
set a high standard for their
brothers to follow. At Michi-
gan, Christian was a 2004
NCAA All-American in the
200 -meter freestyle relay and
Peter won five NCAA titles.
He was also a member of the
gold medal-winning 800-
meter freestyle relay team
at the 2004 Athens Olym-
pics and set a new American
record in the 500-yard free-
style on Feb. 9.
Considering these impres-
sive accomplishments, and
given the natural competition
between siblings, Alex might
feel the pressure to outperform
his brothers as he prepares for
his final Big Ten and NCAA
Championship meets.
But mention his brother's
achievements, and Vanderkaay
responds with humility and

support rather than envy.
"If I don't make the Olym-
pic team, I'll be disappointed
that I didn't make it and not
because I didn't make it and
my brother's on it," Vanderkaay
said. "I don't feel like if I don't
reach that same level that I'm a
failure. I'm just happy that he's
that good and really don't feel
that much pressure."
And Vanderkaay shouldn't
feel pressure - he has already
proven himself a winner. In
his career as a Wolverine, he
was the 2007 NCAA Champi-
on in the 400-yard individual
medley, a five-time Big Ten
Champion and a member of
Team USA for the 2007 World
University Games. Vanderkaay
was also a four-time NCAA
All-American as a sophomore
and a three-time NCAA All-
American as a junior.
In addition to his contribu-
tions in the pool, Vanderkaay
has been a strong two-year cap-

tain for the Wolverines. Bow-
man said he showed the signs
of a true leader by stepping up
at times when his team needed
a role model.
"Heis anexceptionalleader,"
Bowman said."Particularlylast
year, when he was a junior and
we didn't have a senior class,
I thought he did an excellent
job."
This summer, Vanderkaay's
main goal is to make the U.S.
Olympic team. To earn a spot,
he must have one of the two
fastest times in his event at
the Olympic trials held in
Omaha, Neb., from June 30 to
July 7.
This will be his second trip
to the trials after his 19th place
finish in the 200-meter butter-
fly failed to make the team in
2004. While he describes his
first experience as "humbling,"
Vanderkaay now knows what
to expect from the meet.
"(The last trials) were very

intimidating and it was more
of just a learning experience
for me because I knew I had
no shot at making the team,"
he said. "I think I've come into
the realization that I am one of
those upper-level swimmers
now and I need to look at it and
say'I have a shot here' and real-
ly go after it."
The outcome of this year's
Olympic trails will determine
Vanderkaay's future for the
next few years. If Vanderkaay
doesn't make this summer's
Olympic team, he plans to
continue training in hopes of
making the 2009 U.S. World
Championship team.
If he does earn a spot on the
Olympic team, he might be
hanging up his suit and gog-
gles even sooner.
"If I were to make the team,
I'd probably retire after the
Olympics," Vanderkaay said.
"I'd be done after that - it
would be enough for me."

GEO
From Page IA
and that it's not unreason-
able to push for it," said
Helen Ho, GEO president
and a communications
studies GSI.
The union agreed to
extend the labor contract
on the recommendation
of its bargaining team,
which has been meeting
with University represen-
tatives weekly in six-hour
negotiation sessions since
December 2007.
"We did want to con-
tinue talking with the
University." Woods said.
We made concessions last
week and we're hoping
that they'll make conces-
sions this week."
Earlier yesterday, GEO
members gathered in the
lobby of Haven Hall for a

"grade-in" - a sit-in style
demonstration - dur-
ing which GSIs graded
papers, met with students
and talked with passersby
about the stalled contract
negotiations.
Wearing bright red and
orange t-shirts that read
"GEO Contract Campaign
2008," more than 100 GSIs
showed up over the course
of the three-hour period.
Organizers had expect-
ed only about half the
turnout.
"It's really great to see
so many GEO members
here supporting each
other," Ho said at the
grade-in. "And if anything,
that's going to be a signal
to the administration that
our union is as strong as it
ever was."
According to sev-
eral GSIs in attendance,
the event was meant to

increase solidarity within
the union and make the
plight of GSIs more vis-
ible.
"This kind of visibil-
ity makes undergrads and
faculty aware of what we
do and how important we
are," said Nafisa Essop
Sheik, a history GSL
But with the GEO's cur-
rent contract set to expire
next month, the ongoing
labor dispute was not far
from the minds of many in
attendance.
"(The negotiations are)
slow and we're still quite
far apart on a numberof
our proposals," Ho said.
"We're really trying to
push for things to start
moving a little bit quick-
er."
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ARIES
(March 21 to April 19)
The problems you're undergoing with
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workers have been depressing!
However, as the day wears on, you're
starting to get a better take on things, and
you're feeling much better.
TAURUS
(April 20 to May 20)
The stress of dealing with children,
romantic partners and friends has taken
its toll in the past few days. However,
promises of travel, higher education and
a bit of adventure lift your spirits!
Yeehaw!
GEMINI
(May 21to June 20)
Whatever stress you felt while dealing
with authority figures is now lessening
today. The prospect of inheritances and
gifts or goodies from others makes you
smile. (Of course!)
CANCER
(June 21to July 22)
Difficulties with siblings and daily
contacts are subsiding; in part, because a
close friend or partner is offering his or
her support to you. (This gives you a
warm feeling in your tummy.)
LEO
(July 23 to Aug. 22)
You're less worried about financial
matters now that things are looking bet-
ter with your job. Some of you are also
encouraged because you're feeling
healthier.
VIRGO
(Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Difficulties with partners and friends
are settling down and seeming to be less
stressful. In fact, later today you feel flir-
tatious, playful and frisky! You also
might enjoy playful times with children.
LIBRA
(Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Whatever stress you recently felt with
co-workers or your job is now diminish-
ing. The enjoyment of your home or

relations with family members makes,
you feel better Things look more hope-
ful!
SCORPIO
(Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Discussionswith siblings and relatives
make you feel better about the difficul-
ties you had with someone else.
Everything is in perspective now. (No
big deal.)
SAGITTARIUS
(Nov. 22to Dec. 21)
The recent stress from juggling family
and career is lessening. You're happier
because the potential of more earnings
softens everything. Ka-ching!
CAPRICORN
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Stressful dealings with daily contacts
and siblings are fading. The prospect of
further education, travel or escape some-
where is a welcome diversion!
AQUARIUS
(Jan. 20to Feb. 18)
Money worries are lessening.
Ironically, it looks like the cavalry has
arrived in time. Someone or something
is going to help you. (Whew!)
PISCES
(Feb. 19to March 20)
This recent Full Moon has been tough
on partnerships and close friendships.
However, someone else is giving you
encouragement and understanding. This
makes all the difference!
YOU BORN TODAY You're a sensi-
tive person. You pick and choose your
friends carefully because, basically,
you're private. It takes you a while to'
trust someone; but when you do, you're
emotionally .sensitive and open.
Partnerships are important to you.
You're very perceptive about others, and
you seek a mutual appreciation with
someone. You value honesty. The year
ahead is wonderfully social and lovely
for partnerships.
Birthdate of: Charlotte Church,
soprano; Ryan Smyth, hockey player;
Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress.

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