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From Page
Sims morphed into a legitimate
post presence. Michigan didn't
even attempt a two-point shot in
the game's first three minutes. But
Sims came in, posted up and con-
verted some easy baskets that the
Wolverines weren't getting when
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of student-athletes wouldn'thave to
take that extra year."
Andrews said a demanding
schedule during her freshman
year prevented her from getting
into the classes she needed to
apply for the Communications
Studies program. As a result, she
had to stay an additional spring in
order to graduate in four years.
"You should not have to take
classes in the summer to graduate
on time," she said.
Despite widespread support
from athletes, the decision to
change the registration process
wasn't an easy one, Hanlon said.
"We looked into the barriers
(athletes) were facing and we also
had heard about enough indi-
vidual cases where it was impact-
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and I haven't eaten food that didn't
come in Styrofoam in days."
Marvin is just one of many stu-
dents who spent much of the last
few weeks devoting his time to the
election. Though he invested more
than most in the presidential elec-
tion, even those who didn't volun-
teer couldn't avoid the fervor of
the 2008 election in the days and
weeks surrounding Election Day.
Signs, stickers and rhetoric domi-
nated campus.
LSA sophomore Troy Huckend-
ubler said many of his professors
talked about the election, some
quite transparently.
"My professors tried to remain
nonpartisan, but a lot of them
showed that they were excited
about what was coming," Huck-
endubler said. "One of them even
said something to the extent of,
'Hooray for Barack Obama."'
Students involved in political
groups said that while they might

he was on the bench.
Stu Douglass is going to have
a big impact this year. Freshmen
shouldn't be this confident on
the court. He was great coming
off picks, immediately releasing
3-pointers as soon as the ball was
in his hands. And if his 3-for-5 per-
formance from downtown is any
indication, Douglass will be rain-
ing threes all season.
Players like these three make a
ing student-athletes in a negative
way," Hanlon said.
The provost also took into
account two resolutions that
supported changing the regis-
tration process for athletes. One
was passed by the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly and the other was
passed by the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs,
the faculty's main governing
MSA President Sabrina Shin-
gwani, who supported MSA's
resolution, said the current reg-
istration process for athletes puts
them at a disadvantage.
Some assembly members
opposed the resolution, saying it
focused too much on University
athletics instead of academics.
The resolution passed, 23-3.
According to SACUA minutes
from the April 14 meeting, Prof.
John-Lehman, a professor in the
have achieved success, there's still
more progress to be made.
Rackham student Kate Stenvig
was one of thousands of students
that swarmed campus after news
networks projected Obama's vic-
tory on Tuesday.
"It was the happiest day of my
life," Stenvig said of Election Day.
Stenvig, an organizer for By
Any Means Necessary.(BAMN), a
pro-affirmative action group, said
Obama's rise to the presidency
will have positive implications for
the group.
"Obama's election gives the
movement we're building a huge
opportunity," she said.
Andrea James, president of
the University's chapter of the -
NAACP, a nonpartisan group, said
group members were ecstatic that
Obama became the nation's first
black president. Still, she said
many in the organization were
concerned with the nation's cur-
rent race relations. She cited the
passage of a ballot initiative ban-
ning anti-affirmative action ballot
in Nebraska on Tuesday.

team better, and if they continue
to grow as much as they did in the
final 23 minutes yesterday, the
Wolverines could turn some heads
in Beilein's second year at the helm.
It's way too early to tell where this
season will take Michigan, but yes-
terday's second half was a big step
in the right direction.
- Reid can be reached at
department of ecology and evolu-
tionary biology, presented a simi-
lar resolution to the Academic
Affairs Advisory Committee.
' Law School Profs. Bruce Frier
and Richard Friedman responded
to the resolution by saying "the
action might be viewed as arbi-
trary and might open the door for
additional petitions," the minutes
had considered those arguments,
but opted to endorse the more
restrictive definitions offered by
MSA," the minutes said.
Hanlon said the new registra-
tion policy places the University
on par with others schools around
the nation.
"This change just puts us
more in line with the other Big
Ten schools, as well as Berkeley,
UCLA, USC, Texas and Stanford,"
he said.
Despite the length of the cam-
paign season - at nearly two
years, it was easily the longest in
American history - LSA junior
Brittany Davis said the election
outcome has led her to seek ways
to get involved politically.
"I'm going to try and get more
involved next semester. I really
want to join College Dems," Davis
Brady Smith, chair of the
University's chapter of College
Republicans, said his group was
a bit deflated about the outcome
but respected the significance
that accompanies Obama's vic-
"We really do appreciate the
historical context of the moment,"
Smith said. "It was a tough blow
for all of us. But you take a lot of
tough blows in this campaign."
Smith said Obama's win has
started an important dialogue for
"It takes two people to have a
conversation. We're going to con-
tinue to be the other side of the
conversation," he said.

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groups organized through Univer-
sity Housing, like hall councils or
dorm-based multicultural coun-
"Our goal here is to do what we
can to make spaces available to
residents as much as we can while
at the same time balancing that
with the interests of MSA groups
to use residence hall spaces for
organization meetings," he said.
Members of some student orga-
nizations, like UAAO, said they
believe they're entitled to a space
where they can meet regularly.
The group, which is circulating a
petition against the policy, voted
unanimously Wednesday to adopt
a resolution expressing disagree-
ment with it.
Logan said the multicultur-
al lounges have seen increased
demand this year because some
community lounges have been
converted to dorm rooms. The rise
in the number of students living in
the residence halls this year neces-
sitated the change, he said.
LSA sophomore Toniesha
Jones, president of A'Subuhe Mul-
ticultural Council, the South Quad
organization officially linked to
the Yuri Kochiyama Lounge, said
her council has never had prob-
lems reserving space in the lounge.
Because her group is dorm-based,
it is free to reserve the space as
often as it likes. But she said the
space was in high demand and that
the new policy was "reasonable."
"I would not object to outside
organizations scheduling it," she
said. "However, if it interferes
with the scheduling of a multicul-
tural council, I think that would
be a problem."
Jones said ASubuhe only holds
about six events a term in the

lounge during the restricted time
- 5 p.m. to midnight. It holds its
weekly meetings on Sundays, she
LSA senior Ravi Bodepudi, a co-
chair of UAAO, said the lounge is
more than just a meeting place for
the group.
The lounge's namesake, Yuri
Kochiyama, was a Japanese-Amer-
ican woman involved in civil rights
and Black Nationalist movements.
Prominent Chinese American
architect Maya Lin, most famous
for designing the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington D.C. and
Wave Field, designed the lounge,
which features several portraits
of Asian American women on the
"It's an integral part of our his-
tory," Bodepudi said. "We've been
there for the last 10 years, and a
lot of student activism that we've
been taking part of has occurred
in that room."
LSA sophomore Bianca Amato
said attendance at Latino Student
Organization meetings has suf-
fered because they've had to move
from the Yuri Kochiyama Lounge
to the Ambatana Lounge on the
other side of South Quad.
Amato, LSO's public relations
chair, said the group has seemed
like "a scatterbrained organiza-
tion" because it doesn't consis-
tently meet in one place. She said
the new policy is especially prob-
lematic because the organization
is trying to raise its profile on cam-
pus this year.
She said the group was trying
to negotiate an arrangement with
Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall
staff to have a permanent place in
the Caesar Chavez lounge there, a
space dedicated to Latin Ameri-
can activists.
LSA senior Laura Misumi, co-
chair of UAAO, said she thought
the policy was taking something

Friday, November 7, 2008 - 7
away from the group.
"We want to make sure that we
do have a place on this campus
and that our unified voice is being
recognized and acknowledged,
and we kind of feel that this is a
slight for our community."
Her sentiment was reflected in
UAAO's petition.
"We feel that in order for the
University of Michigan to uphold
its various statements on diversity,
that the right of students of color
to have a central space on campus
must be upheld," the statement
reads. "Such spaces are essential
to our development as a commu-
nity and to our educational expe-
riences as individuals."
The petition had 327 signatures
as of Thursday night.
LSA junior Cordaye Ogletree,
speaker of the Black Student
Union, said he was, concerned
about the policy even though BSU
hasn't been affected. That group
meets in the Trotter Multicul-
tural Center.
"There's only a certain amount
of time before they try and
put restrictions on the Trotter
House," he said. "We've decided
to try and get them to change the
Ogletree and Misumi said they
were planning to meet with lead-
ers of the Latino Student Orga-
nization and other groups next
week before approaching Univer-
sity Housing.
Logan said his office would
consider making some exceptions
to the policy on a case-by-case
basis if "there is a really com-
pelling reason to go beyond the
guidelines for these groups."
"There is a respect for the
group that has had a part in cre-
ating that multicultural space,"
he said. "University Housing will
meet with any group who requests
to go beyond the current policy."

Democrats looking to remove
Lieberman as committee head

Joe Lieberman's affiliation with
Democrats was in question after
a meeting yesterday with Major-
ity Leader Harry Reid, steamed
over the Connecticut indepen-
dent's high-profile support of John
McCain for president.
Reid, in a sternly worded state-
ment after the 45-minute meeting,
said no official decisions have been
made. But an aide to the Nevada
Democrat said Reid was leaning
toward removing Lieberman as
chairman of the Senate Home-
land Security and Governmental
Affairs Committee. The aide spoke

on condition of anonymity because
the discussions were confidential.
"While I understand that Sen.
Lieberman has voted with Demo-
crats a majority of the time, his
comments and actions have raised
serious concerns among many in
our caucus," Reid said.
Lieberman was Democrat Al
Gore's vice presidential running
mate eight years ago. He switched
to an independent after he failed
to win the Democratic Senate
primary in Connecticut in 2006.
Lieberman won the general elec-
tion as an independent but is still
registered as a Democrat.

Although he aligns himself with
Senate Democrats, Lieberman
angered many Democrats for when
he used a prime-time speech at the
Republican convention this sum-
mer to criticize Barack Obama as
an untested candidate beholden to
Democratic interest groups. Repub-
lican McCain had considered mak-
ing Lieberman, a longtime friend,
his running mate this year before
settlingonAlaska Gov. SarahPalin.
Bouncing Lieberman from his
committee post would require the
approval of the Democratic cau-
cus, which is expected to meet this

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their children today, because it's an
accident-prone day for your kids.
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today. Expected company might not
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