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plan to regulate
Policy was criticized drawn from consideration."
Neither Cunningham nor Bob
by campus groups Johnston, the director of LSA's
Facilities and Operations office,
as a violation of could be reached for further
freedom of speech comment last night. Members of
student publications and orga-
nizations on campus praised the
By ANDY KROLL decision.
Daily News Editor Grossman said he was pleased
with the decision to drop the pol-
Facing mounting opposition icy and commended University
from student publications and officials for taking into account
organizations, the College of Lit- the concerns voiced by various
erature, Science and the Arts student publications and organi-
scrapped yesterday a proposed zations.
distribution policy that would He cited a letter sent last
have regulated which groups month by the Daily's editorial
could distribute fliers and publica- board to Johnston urging him
tions and post informational signs to either drastically revise or
in LSA buildings. completely drop the distribution
University spokeswoman Kelly policy.
Cunningham said yesterday in The letter said the policy
an e-mail to Andrew Grossman, would negatively impact the
editor in chief of The Michigan Daily and obstruct all forms of
Daily and Michael O'Brien, editor student-created expression in
in chief of The Michigan Review, LSA buildings.
that the policy had been "with- See DISTRIBUTION, Page 3A
SEEKING GOOD KARMA
Hillary Clinton woo key contests in Ohio and Texas last night, tightening a race where larack Obama had takes the lead. He had won 12 straight primaries.
Clinton takes Ohio, Texas
Key wins keep
Clinton's hopes alive
From staffand wire reports
Hillary Rodham Clinton scored
comeback primary wins in Ohio,
Texas and Rhode Island yesterday,
denting Barack Obama's delegate
lead in a riveting Democratic presi-
dential race. Arizona Sen. John
McCain, an unflinching supporter
of the war in Iraq, clinched the
Clinton's three triumphs ended a
month of defeats for the former first
lady, and she told jubilant support-
ers, "We're going on, we're going
strong and we're going all the way."
Obama won the Vermont prima-
ry, and sought to counter Clinton's
claims that the night had been a
race-altering event. "We have near-
ly the same delegate lead as we did
this morning and we are on our way
to winning this nomination," he told
supporters in Texas.
The two rivals also competed for
support in caucuses in Texas that
began 15 minutes after the state's
primary polls closed.
Both Democrats called McCain
- a Senate colleague - to con-
gratulate him on his triumph in the
The 71-year-old Arizona sena-
See PRIMARIES, Page 7A
YESTERDAY'S KEY PRIMARY AND CAUCUS RESULTS
TEXAS CAUCUS TEXAS PRIMARY OHIO PRIMARY
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SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Victory draw hugs, tears in Ohio
Supporters celebrate volunteers and supporters pres-
ent at the New York senator's rally
as New York senator here erupted with both cheers
pushes forward with and tears.
With their eyes glistening,
campaign members of the National Orga-
nization for Women hugged one
another as red, white and blue
By JULIE ROWE confetti fell from the ceiling.
and SARA LYNNE THELEN Marj Signer, the president of
Daily StaffReporters Virginia's chapter of N.O.W., said
Clinton's victory came despite
COLUMBUS, Ohio -When heavy opposition, as some poli-
television networks announced ticians had called for Clinton to
that Hillary Clinton had defeated drop out of the race if she had a
Barack Obama in Ohio last night, poor showing last night.
"This is the kind of victory that
really counts," Signer said.
The contentious race in Ohio
between Clinton and Obama had
many supportersbitingtheir nails
in the hours leading up to election
"When I was at the polls today,
I felt like it could go either way,"
said Kendra Quarles, a senior at
Vermont Law School. "I was so
Students from Ohio State
University's chapter of Stu-
dents for Hillary, who admit-
ted they were concerned about
the incoming results of the
race, expressed sheer joy after
the analysts predicted Clinton
would take Ohio.
"Better than perfect," said
Michael Amendola, a senior at
OSU. "It's more than we hoped
Supporters entering the event
were reserved and optimistic, but
their energy grew with Clinton's
lead in Ohio. Chants of "Madam
President" and "H.R.C" got loud-
er with each percentage point the
New York senator picked up on
See CELEBRATION, Page 3A
University students, faculty and alumni stood in line outside the Union yesterday to
get tickets for the Dalai Lama's lecture on April 20 in Crisler Arena.
*DPS unveils text message alert system
COLEMAN S AFRICA TRIP
Coleman calls for more
By SCOTT MILLS ly hazardous material broke out on
Daily StaffReporter campus, if a tornado was projected
--- to hit campus or if a shooter was
Starting Monday, the Depart- loose on campus.
ment of Public Safety will be able The University began consider-
to issue text messages to Univer- ing such an alert system after Vir-
sity students and employees to alert ginia Tech's campus shooting in
them of a campus emergency, DPS April 2007, in which 31 students
spokeswoman Diane Brown said were killed.
at a Michigan Student Assembly MSA President Mohammad Dar
meeting last night. said he thinks the system, called
If all goes according to plan, the the UM Emergency Alert System, is
service will notify those who enroll necessary for the University's cam-
of emergencies on campus within pus.
minutes, she said. "The world, especially on college
Brown said the alert system will campuses, has changed in the last
not replace crime alerts, which are few years," Dar said. "It is impor-
sent out via e-mail and appear on tant that we be proactive with safe-
the DPS website when potentially ty concerns."
dangerous crimes are committed on University students and employ-
or near campus. The text messages, ees will be able to sign up for the
she said, would only be sent under UM Emergency Alert System
three circumstances: if a chemical- starting Monday by entering their
See ALERT, page 3A
In speech, president
advocates sharing of
CAPE TOWN - University
President Mary Sue Coleman
emphasized the importance of
universities sharing resources in
a speech at the University of Cape
About 70 people came to hear
Coleman, who was invited by the
school's vice chancellor and prin-
cipal, Njabulo S. Ndebele's.
During the lecture, Coleman
said further implementation of
web tools like Sakai - which pow-
ers CTools and UCT's equivalent,
Vula - would enable greater
knowledge exchange. She said the
University of Michigan wants to
collaborate with African univer-
sities to make its health sciences
resources available online in a
She advocated for further fac-
ulty exchange between the Uni
versity of Michigan and UCT.
"We sharea language of ideas,"
she said. "The soul of scholarship
Each year, two UCT faculty
members come to the University
in a direct exchange. Coleman
said she hopes to increase that
number to 10 each year through
summer programs and annual
meetings. She said the Univer-
sity is establishing a task force to
examine what obstacles, if any,
See COLEMAN, Page 7A
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown discusses the University's
new text messaging alert system at yesterday's MSA meeting.
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