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HOMECOMING GAMES

VOKE YOUR VOTE
Voter
drive
returns
to dorms
With state deadline close,
'U' lifts suspension on group
registering voters in dorms
By JULIE ROWE
Daily Staff Reporter
After being suspended Friday for alleged violations
of University policy and election law, voter registra-
tion resumed in the residence halls with full force.
Voice Your Vote, a non-partisan Michigan Student
Assembly commission and the only group authorized
to register students door-to-door in the residence
halls, was temporarily barred from carrying out its
planned drive in Couzens Hall Monday.
The group's attess to the residente halls was
restricted after University Housing staff member Lee
Evilsizer said she received complaints about students
registeringvoters in the dorms.
VoiRe Your Vote to-chairs Hannah Lieberman'and
Rebetta Egler and Mithigan Student Assembly Presi-
dent Sabrina Shingwani met with University Housing
representatives, Evilsizer, Assistant Dean of Students
Susan Wilson and Trelawny Boynton, an associate
director in residence education, yesterday afternoon
to discuss the group's conduct in the residence halls.
After the meeting, Voice Your Vote was granted
access to the residence halls again.
In their return to the dorms, volunteers registered
about 35 voters in Bursley Hall yesterday, Lieberman
said.
In an e-mail statement, Housing spokesman Peter
Logan wrote, "the meeting today between University
Housing and Voice Your Vote went very well, and con-
cerns that led to the meeting have been resolved."
Logan did not return several messages seeking fur-
ther information regarding the incident.
Evilsizer told Egler and Lieberman in an e-mail
sent Friday she had received complaints that alleged a
See REGISTRATION, Page 7A

ANGELA CESERE/Daily
LSA sophomore Sanjiv Sign (left) competes against Rackham student Massy Mufumba to place his beanbag further down the velcro strip Tuesday. The activity, held in the Diag, was part of
the 2008 Homecoming Kick Off Carnival. Homecoming activities are slated to continue throughout the week.
UNIVERSITY PHILANTHROPY
'U' offers collee fundraising degree

S School of Education's
new program teaches
students how to raise
money for colleges
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily StaffReporter
Even in tough economic times, the
University has held its own when it
comes to raising money. Last year, it
met its goal for "The Michigan Differ-
ence" campaign by raising more than
$2.5 billion in a three-year span. Now,

with anewmaster's program in college
fundraising, the University is trying to
pass the skill of philanthropy along to
students.
The School of Education will now
offer a master's concentration in Phi-
lanthropy, Advancement and Develop-
ment in-Higher Education for students
wishing to specialize in higher edu-
cation fundraising and outreach, the
University announced Monday.
The new concentration, touted as
the first of its kind, will be offered
starting next fall. Schools like Indiana
University, Vanderbilt University and
Grand Valley State University offer
similar undergraduate and graduate

degrees focusing on philanthropy, but
don't focus exclusively on higher edu-
cation.
John Burkhardt, a clinical profes-
sor in the School of Education who
helped develop the new concentration,
stressed the importance of the new
degree.
"We have one of the largest fund-
raising activities of any public univer-
sity anywhere in the country," he said.
"In partnership with the office of Uni-
versity Development, we identified the
need for a program that would prepare
more people to take on these roles."
Burkhardt said the concentration,
which had been in the works for three

years, would prepare students for
careers in higher education philan-
thropy by providing them with an in-
depth understanding of how colleges
and universities are structured.
"To be effective as a fundraiser in
higher education, it's clear that you
have to know a great deal about how
colleges and universities function
as organizations and why we are an
important beneficiary of public sup-
port, the role we play in society," he
said.
The concentration has similar
requirements to the school's exist-
ing master's degree curriculum, but it
See FUNDRAISING, Page 7A

MICHIGAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY
MSA discusses divisive project

NO QUARTERS REQUIRED

Assembly considered
resolution against
planned '601 Forest'
apartment building
By MATT AARONSON
Daily StaffReporter
The Michigan Student Assem-
bly held an informal discussion last
night about a proposed resolution

condemning601Forest, the student
high-rise being planned at the cor-
ner of South University and South
Forest Avenues.
Without a sufficient number of
representatives present, according
to MSA regulations - presumably
due to the Jewish holiday of Rosh
Hashanah - the scheduled vote on
the resolution could not be held..
Since the Ann Arbor City Council
is scheduled to vote for the proj-
ect's final approval Monday, MSA
will not vote on the resolution.

If approved, the 25-story high-
rise would be the second tallest
building in Ann Arbor. The build-
ing would house 1,142 people
paying rent of about $1,000 per
month.
The project has drawn criti-
cism, especially from nearby busi-
ness owners and residents who say
the complex is not an appropriate
development for the neighbor-
hood. This prompted MSA Vice
President Arvind Sohoni and Stu-
See APARTMENTS, Page 7A

PUBLIC HEALTH .
Campus E. coli cases tied to lettuce.

Video game library
will hold grand
opening in Nov.
By THOMAS CHAN
For the Daily
With the recent opening of
the Computer and Video Games
Archive on campus, University
students now can study video
games at the library. Or just
play them.
The archive, located on the
second floor of the Dud'erstadt
Center, is home to the Universi-
ty's collection of 20 video game
systems and about 400 video
games. It officially opened last
week, but will hold its grand
opening event in mid-Novem-
ber.
"We're trying to foster and
support academic inquiry into
the field of video games," said
David Carter, the archive's
founder.
Carter said the archive had
been in the works for about
two years. He said he received
encouragementfromcolleagues
and faculty when telling them
of the idea. That support, he
said, signaled that "the time
See VIDEO GAMES, Page 7A

ANGELA CESERE/Daily
Engineering junior Guan Song plays Super Mario Galaxy on the Nintendo Wii in the
Video Game Archive inside the Duderstadt Center Tuesday.
GAMER'S PARADISE
A new University Library archive is storing and makingavailable hundreds of
video games in hopes of chronicling a new, important cultural force.

Bacteria infected
three 'U' students,
dozens at MSU
By CAITLIN SCHNEIDER
Daily Staff Reporter
A Detroit produce distributor
has been linked to the strain of E..
coli bacteria that infected three
University students and at least 30
people statewide.

According to Robert Ernst, the
University Health Service Medical
Director, iceberg lettuce circulated
by Aunt Mid's Produce Company is
the suspected source of the cases.
It was previously thought that the
instances across the state weren't
connected, though the strains of
the bacteria were similar.
Of the three affected University
students, two have recovered and
one remained hospitalized as of
last week, Ernst said Tuesday.
More than two dozen students

at Michigan State University and
another five individuals at the
Lenawee County Jail also became
ill from the strain. Some cases in
the Upper Peninsula have been
identified as well, though the
majority of the confirmed cases
have been reported in the Lower
Peninsula.
University of Michigan dining
halls and other dining facilities on
campus don't use Aunt Mid's pro-
duce. Ernst said it wasn't necessary
See OUTBREAK, Page 7A

20,400

Game stations
available

Number of video
game systems
available

Approximate number
of video games in the
library

sOURCE cOMPUTER AND VIDEO GAMES ARCHIVE

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