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veryone who applies for
aid would necessarily
additional money, Sulli-
he said it's important to
th a financial aid coun-
t promise that everybody
t money," she said. "But
uld go and talk to a finan-
ounselor and see what's
We're going to do every-
can do."
times, as when he spoke
st the $226 million stadi-
vations along with Regent
hite.
don't always agree, but
is very valuable on a
the University," she said.
I did not agree about the
stadium, and that's okay,
ach care about and have
for the University."
assion, Deitch said, is
ooted. Two of Deitch's
idren attended the Uni-
nd he met his wife during
in Ann Arbor.
said the toughest part of
'egent thus far has been
with rising tuition costs,

And in assessing whether they
need and qualify for financial aid,
students should first consult the
Office of Financial Aid, Sullivan
added.
"The expert you want to see
is on our campus," she said. "It's
not the banker your mom and dad
have used for ten years, because
that banker may be a really nice
person, but he hasn't got access to
the kind of interest rates that we
do."
an issue many regent candidates
have made the center of their cam-
paign.
"You can talk to lots of peo-
ple, you can talk to other candi-
dates who say we're going to cut
tuition," he said. "It's easier to
say than to do and the balance
always has to be between keeping
increases in tuition as low as pos-
sible without doing anything to
diminish the value of a Michigan
degree."
If he's re-elected, Deitch said
he would try to limit the rate of
tuition increases by continuing
successful fundraising efforts and
cutting administrative inefficien-
cies.

Mich. pastor runs for Congress from prison'

Green Party hopeful
was jailed for vote
fraud in 2005
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -
The Rev. Edward Pinkney's con-
gressional campaign has many
obstacles to overcome, not the
least of which is that he's currently
behind bars.
Pinkney, who turns 60on Mon-
day, is the Green Party candidate
for Michigan's 6th Congressional
District. Among his opponents
is 55-year-old incumbent Fred
Upton, a St. Joseph Republican
who has occupied the seat since
1987.
Besides battling for a spot in
the U.S. House of Representa-
tives, Pinkney also is fighting what
he considers to be a corrupt legal
system that has imprisoned an
innocent man. Convicted of elec-
tion fraud and other charges, the
American Civil Liberties Union of
Michigan and others are working
to free him.
"Life is tough here. It's defi-

FULBRIGHTS
From Page 1A
sity of California-Berkeley with 24
and the University of Chicago with
23. Nationwide, about 1,500 grants
FRENCH BULLDOG AND English were awarded.
Bulldog. Male and Female available Last year, the University also led
for sale. AKC registered. Health guar- the nation with 37 grant winners, a

entee. Price $700 each. 9 weeks old.
Contact Jessica Jeffersoni for more de-
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school record.
Amy Kehoe, Fulbright coor-
dinator for the University, said a
record-high 144 University stu-
dents applied for grants for 2008.
Fewer students - 112 - applied
this fall for the 2009 grant cycle,
Kehoe said. She said anytime the
number of applications tops 100,
though, it's a good showing for the
University.
Kehoe said the number of Uni-
versity students applying for Ful-
bright grants has doubled since
she took her job five years ago. She
credits the University's success
to the caliber of University appli-
cants, the support of University
faculty and the individual consul-
tations and reviews that the Inter-
national Institute conducts with
each applicant.
In an interview last month,
Kehoe said that in recent years
international programs have seen
a "groundswell of support," and
credited the University's recent
success in the Fulbright Program
and the media-attention surround-
ing the grants as part of the reason,
for the University's high number of
applicants and grant recipients.
The Fulbright Program is the
HOSPITAL
From Page 1A
for the University Health System,
said an increase in patient demand
and the need to keep up with.
advancements in medical technol-
ogy warrant the proposed increase
in funding.
"Since the project was approved,
demand for patient care services
has increased beyond expecta-
tions," she said.
If the expansion isn't approved,
Hopson said, the hospital would
operate near capacity, 264 beds, by
the summer of 2011.
If the extra $231 million in funds

nitely not peaches and cream,
that's for sure," he told The
Associated Press during a recent
telephone interview from the
Ojibway Correctional Facility in
the Upper Peninsula. The state
prison is in Gogebic County's
Marenisco Township, about 10
miles from the Wisconsin border
and roughly 600 miles from the
district he'd like to represent in
Congress.
Pinkney, a Benton Harbor
resident and longtime commu-
nity activist, was sentenced to five
years of probation after a jury con-
victed him in March 2007 of felony
and misdemeanor fraud charges
stemming from a successful recall
election of a local official that he
led in 2005. He was accused of pay-
ing some people to vote absentee
and of improperly handling valid
absentee ballots.
Then in June of this year,
Pinkney was sent to prison for
three to 10 years after being con-
victed of violating his probation
by writing something in a pro-
gressive Chicago newspaper that
a judge ruled as a threat to a fellow
largest international exchange
program in the country. Each
year, the U.S. Department of State
awards the grants for student
research projects in more than 150
countries.
Students apply in September for
grants for the following year. Many
of the winners announced today
have already begun their research
abroad. University students' proj-
ects include teaching English to
German high school students,
studying the national health care
system of Oman and studying the
modern Finnish violin repertoire.
Recent University alum Lara
Finkbeiner, who is in Quito, Ecua-
dor conducting a research project
on Colombian refugees living in
Ecuador, said she ws confident in
her proposal but that waiting until
the spring to find out if she won
took a toll.
"All I remember is tearing it
open and seeing the acceptance
letter and just being overwhelmed
by how grateful, relieved, and grat-
ified I felt," she said in an e-mail
message shortly after getting her
acceptance letter in the mail. "I
worked so hard on the application
and thanks to the support of my
family and my great professors at
U of M (who not only wrote me
recommendations, but also helped
me refine multiple drafts of my
proposal) I was able to make my
dream come true."
To apply for the grant, students
must submit a summary of their
research plan and demonstrate
that they are proficient in the lan-
is approved, the additional con-
struction will provide a total of
348 beds and delay the project 15
months, to a projected completion
date of fall 2012.
The proposal, sponsored by Rob-
ert Kelch, executive vice president
for medical affairs, and Timothy
Slottow, executive vice president
and chief financial officer at the
University, wouldn't rely on public
money, Hopson said.
"Funding will be provided from
the hospital's and health center's
resources," Hopson said.
A combination of University
Health System reserve funding and
$50 million in donations will pay

for the additional $96 million in

judge. Pinkney and his Detroit
attorney, Hugh "Buck" Davis, say
he was only paraphrasing some
Bible verses from the book of Deu-
teronomy.
"As far as I know, Pinkney's
the first preacher in the history of
America to get locked up for quot-
ing the Bible," Davis says.
Davis is appealing the convic-
tion and supporters have present-
ed a clemency petition with several
thousand signatures to Gov. Jenni-
fer Granholm.
Pinkney says he's being
harassed for his outspoken oppo-
sition to an upscale, 530-acre
residential and commercial devel-
opment called Harbor Shores.
When completed in 2018, most of
the $500 million project will lie
in Benton Harbor, a mostly poor
city of 11,000 people in south-
western Michigan.
Pinkney is upset that city lead-
ers are allowing the developers
to use 22 acres of a city park that
borders Lake Michigan for three
holes of a Jack Nicklaus-designed
golf course that is the heart of the
project.
guage of the country to which they
plan to travel.
Due to the record-high number
of applicants last year, the Univer-
sity did not offer an interview to
undergraduate applicants because
there were not enough faculty and
staff to meet with each applicant.
Last year was a temporary
exception though, Kehoe said.
Since adding more staff this year,
the University has resumed offer-
ing the interview option to all
applicants, she said.
InaninterviewWednesday,Pro-
vost Teresa Sullivan said she was
proud of the University's showing.
"I'm really pleased that the fac-
ulty have really rallied in large
numbers to help get students ready
for the Fulbright competition," she
said. "It's terrific that we had so
many who won, but even better we
had so many who tried."
Mark Tessler, director of the
University's International Insti-
tute, said in a written statement
that the University was delighted
with the grant winners.
"The University of Michigan is
committed to enriching our aca-
demic programs by facilitating
educational and research oppor-
tunities overseas for our under-
graduate and graduate students,"
he said. "We had a large number of
students apply again this year and
are delighted that so many of our
students appreciate the value of
study and research abroad."
- Daily Staff Reporter Kyle
Swanson contributed to this report.
construction costs and $135 million
worth of medical equipment under
consideration for the existing proj-
ect, Hopson said.
Though the $754 million price
tag on the new hospital is more
than three times the cost of the
$226 million football stadium
renovation project, Hopson said
it's difficult to draw comparisons
between health center projects and
other construction sites around
campus.
"Some of the greatest expenses
is the actual medical equipment,
and that sets us aside from some
other projects," Hopson said. "It's
not like we're building a baseball

field."

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