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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, October 23,2008
MAIN STREET BLAZE
'U' leads all
have won the most
grants in three of
the last four years
By KELLY FRASER
Daily News Editor
For the third time in four
years, the University of Michi-
gan has more Fulbright Program
grant recipients than any other
school. A total of 31 students - 21
undergraduate and 10 graduate
students - won the prestigious
grant this year, the University
announced Wednesday morning.
Harvard University was the
second highest grant-getter with
29 recipients, followed by Yale
University with 26, Northwest-
ern University and the Univer-
See FULBRIGHTS, Page 7A
The number of Fulbright Program
applications has risen sharply at the'U'
over the last decade.
SOURCE:UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
A fire broke out at Lake Village Apartments near Main Street yesterday, damaging 10 units and displacing some of the complex's residents. No one was injured in the fire,
but Ann Arbor Fire Department firefighters rescued a cat. Though sprinklers went off after the fire began, they didn't put out the fire. It took fire fighters two hours to com-
plete extinguish the blaze. Chuck Hubbard, battalion chief of the department, said the wind made the fire tougher to put out.
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THE BOARD OF REGENTS
Deitch seeks third term as regent
$231 mi. expansion to
Mott project proposed
Incumbent dented challenges given, among
other things, the painful eco-
em. has served nomic re-structuring that the
State of Michigan is undergo-.
years on board ing," Deitch said. "I chose to run
because I believed that the Uni-
y JILLIAN BERMAN versity would benefit from my
DailyStaffReporter deep institutional knowledge
and my years
he candidates running for of experience
on the University's Board in law, busi-
ents, Larry Deitch is the ness, politics
ncumbent. After serving as and commu- ,
nt for the past 16 years, Dei- nity affairs."
Democrat from Bingham Regent
is now seeking his third Julia Dar-
n the board. low (D-Ann DEITCH
she said. "We're going to need all
the ability that we can have, he is
certainly going to be an impor-
tant part of that."
Deitch has been involved in
many high-profile decisions
since he was first elected to
the board. He made a name for
himself less than a year into his
first term when he coauthored a
resolution to add asexual orien-
tation protection clause to the
"A group of faculty and staff
called us up and we met with
them and they explained to us
how painful this was and how
problematic this was," he said.
"We built a consensus for it and
it's lasted. It's very meaningful
to me personally and for the Uni-
Deitch said one of his proud-
See CANDIDATE, Page 7A
Plan would add more
beds, medical suites;
Regents will consider
it at meeting today
By LINDY STEVENS
With a budget of $523 million,
the ongoing construction of the
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and
Women's Hospital was already the
most expensive building project
in the University's history when it
started two years ago. At a meeting
Thursday, the University's Board of
Regents will be asked to raise the
project's budget to $754 million - a
$231 million increase to the initial
If approved, the new funding
Deitch, a corporate attorney at
Bodman LLP in Detroit, said he's
best fit to sit on the board during
a time of economic turmoil in the
state of Michigan.
"As I came to the end of my
current term, I realized that the
University is facing unprece-
has served on the board with Dei-
tch for the past two years, said
Deitch's background would make
him an asset in the years ahead.
"He brings a great deal of
experience that's very valuable
in terms of the business world,"
The University Board of Regents is slated to vote ona budget increase forthe C.S.
Mott Children's and Women's Hospital. At $754 million, the construction project
would be the most expensive in University history.
would add 84 patient beds, two MRI additions would have remained
units, one operating room and an unfinished to allow for future proj-
inter-operative MRI suite to the 1.1 ects and expansion.
million square-foot facility. Under Krista Hopson, a spokeswoman
the original plans, space for these See HOSPITAL, Page 7A
LITTLE FRAT HOUSE OF HORRORS
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
With economy in downturn, provost to
launch financial aid outreach campaign
Sullivan: struggling and whether the financial crisis
will impact their ability to pay for
families should learn college and related expenses. Sul-
olivan said the program will aim
about options now to inform students how they can
apply for financial aid to compen-
ByANDYKROLL sate for any financial losses sus-
Daily StaffReporter tained by their family.
-__"Sullivan, whose own academic
As stocks on Wall Street tumble research focuses on consumer
and country's unemployment rate bankruptcy, said parents often
hovers around 6 percent, Uni- neglect to tell their students about
versity Provost Teresa Sullivan financial problems, which can
announced in an interview yes- cause students to drop out of school
terday that she plans to initiate an because they didn't know to apply
outreach campaign for University for additional aid.
students whose families have suf- "It's very important to me that
fered financial losses due to the students not fail to come back for
struggling economy. the winter term or drop out over
The goal of the campaign, Sul- the summer, and particularly not
livan said, is to encourage students to do it without talking to (the
to talk with their parents about Office. of) Financial Aid first," she
their family's financial situation said.
In conjunction with Vice Presi-
dent for Student Affairs E. Royster
Harper, Sullivan plans to meet
with resident assistants in Uni-
versity residence halls in order to
spread the message to students
through their RAs.
Sullivan said parents will be
contacted, too. She said there is
often a stigma surrounding finan-
cial aid for parents, and said out-
reach can assure parents this isn't
"It's important for us to get the
word out to parents that financial
aid is okay," she stressed. "It isn't
Sullivan said she was also con-
sidering implementing a computer
program in which a message about
talking to family members about
financial issues would pop up
See PROVOST, Page 7A
A pair of students take part in Sigma Phi's Haunted House yesterday. The fraternity opened and decorated the house as a
charity event. The house, at 907 Lincoln Street, will be open tonight and tomorrow from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. for $5 a person.
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