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9$Wotl -1OPINION What Obama means for a woman who
brought Dr. King to Grosse Pointe in 1961, 4A
openr, 'ns uttig "win way' 4 ' rTHE STATEMENT What the University's famous
"d !Squre arde 'k t.alumni left behind, 4B
~Iie0Iidigan Batt

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, November 12, 2008.

michigandailycom

TALKING DANCE

Tuition
credits
crdmay take
backseat
Two wars, economy could mean
tax credits for tuition aren't a
priority - or Obama could put
them on the fast track
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily Staff Reporter
While on the campaign trail giving his stump
speech, President-elect Barack Obama often dis-
tossed his pian to make tollege tuition affordable. He
vowed to give $4,000 tax credits to college students.
who complete a minimum of 100 hours of community
service.
"You in invest in America, America will invest in
you, and together we will move this country forward,"
he said over and over again on the stump.
That means Obama's proposal to help foot tuition
hills, which his campaignosaid would cost taxpayers as
much as $10hbillion a year, could fall by the wayside for
now, with the government already shelling out nearly
a trillion dollars to revive a slowing American econo-
my and help fix a financial system in crisis.
Prof. David Mayhew, an American politics expert at
Yale University, said he expected the campaign prom-
ise would he reviewed eventually, hut warned that
other issues would take priority.
"There's an immense hudget problem that will take
priority right now," he said. "I wouldn't count on any-
thing quick."
In a meeting Monday, Obama asked President Bush
to provide emergency financial aid to auto makers on
the verge of bankruptcy. Sources close to Bush told The
New York Times that the president would only accept
such 'a deal if it was met with congressional approval
See OBAMA, Page 7A

Kamotaro Mukai explains the principles behind Butoh, a dance and theater movement that hegan in Japan in 1959, at the Schoni nt Social Work last night. Makai is a renowned tatoh dancer
and an artist-in-residence at the University. Makai will perform in a Butoh production on Dec. 5 and h at the Daderstadt Center.
BLUE IN BEIIG
FORHIFAHRFOHICONY

First Wolverine to wear
Israeli cap in games
swam through tragedy
By RYAN PODGES
Daily Sports Writer
It all started with a phone call, to
May, Michigan junior swimmer Alon
Mandel received a call from his mother

in Israel. She had some good news.
"She told me that the Greek swim-
mer that had won the 200 butterfly
at the European championships had
tested positive for drugs," he said. "I
knew immediately that I was going to
the Olympics."
Mandel narrowly missed making the
Olympic team when he needed to place
in the cop 12 in the evenc to qualify, but
finished 13th, just two one-hundredths
of a second behind the 12th place swim-

On August 5, three days hefore the
Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Mandel
and his teammates arrived in Beijing.
During his second night in the Olympic
Village, Mandel was waken up at 4 a.m.
There Was another phone call for him.
His macher was calling from Israel.
This time, the news was not good.
"t told him a terrible thing has hap-
pened to us," Mandelis mother Rins
said. "Your father has died. ButtI know

he would want you to stay and swim
and have the swim of your life."
Mandels father, an Israeli naval
commander, died instantly when he fell
off aladder after suffering heart failure.
He was hanging a banner honoring his
san's Olympic achievement.' Although
the news was hard to handle, Mandel
said his decision to stay and compete,
was one of the easiest decisions he's
ever made.
See SWIMMER, Page 10A

STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMICS
Coleman says she's not concerned
with AD's bowl game perks practice

'U' president: trips terday that she's ot concerned
bowl arn't with' the Athletic Department's
to bo l rnt practice of paying for facultymem-
hers c fiton a student-athlete oversight
a conlict committee to attend howl games
because the office of the Provost,
By ANDY KROLL not the committee, has the final
Daily News Editor authority in athlete eligibility
cses
University President Mary Sue The Committee on Academic
Coleman said in an interview yes- Performance, known as the APC,

which is part of the University's
Advisory Board on Intercolle-
giate Athletics that advises Ath-
letic Director Bill Martin on issues
concerning Michigan athletics,
reviews eligibility cases for stu-
dent-athletes who fall below the
Universitys, required 2.0 grade
paint average.
An internal University audit
from July 2007 said there "may

appear to be a conflict of interest"
with the Athletic Department's
practice of offering to pay the howl
game expenses for APC members,
which include airfarehotel accom-
modacions, tickets and meals.
Seven APC members' attend-
ed the 2007 Rose Bowl game as
"guests of the Athletic Depart-
ment," the audit said.
See COLEMAN, Page 7A

At lecture, faculty honors slain 'U' student's memory

ANGELAtCESERE/Daily
Vice President of Development Jerrp Map talks to the Michigan Stadest Assemblp
Taesdap about the Michigan Difference fundraising campaign.
'U'fundraising effort
on verge of record

Pi
an
Ele
dergr,
Sonya
her rr
La:
Ampil
Taina
tare

rof: race, gender senior's death by bringing atten-
tion to domestic violence against
d class can breed women.
Williams, who was planning
mestic violence to apply to law school or pursue
a graduate degree in social work,
By JASMINE ZHU was repeatedly stabbed by her
For the Daily boyfriend, Kevin Nelson, on Sept.
23, 1997. She was only 20 years
yven years have passed old when she died and left a two-
the murder of then-un- year-old daughter behind.
raduace student Tamara Melaku Mekonnen, the Direc-
aWilliams, but a lecture in tar of Northwood Community
nemory helps her presence Apartments where Williams had
in an campus. last resided, introduced the lee-
st night in Rackham's tare to an audience of about 75 by
itheatre, the eighth annual reading a statement written by
ra Williams Memorial Lee- Williams father.
commemorated the LSA See LECTURE, Page 7A

VP of development:
Michigan Difference
has reeled in nearly
$3 billion so far
By MATT AARONSON
Daily Staff Reporter
Speaking before the Michigan
Student Assembly at the hodys
weekly meeting last night, the Uni-
versity's vice president of develop-

ment hinted that the University
might break a national fundraising
record among public schools Friday.
Jerry May spoke toathe assembly
for nearly ahalf hour aboutthe Mich-
igan Difference, which launched in
2004 and has raised nearly $3billion
since. The campaigns original goal
was $2.5. billion..
He also said the fundraising
campaign is on the brink of sur-
passing the national record for
public school fundraisers, which
is currently held by the Univer-
See MSA, Page7TA

^ ANGELA CEScRE/Dail
Beth Richie, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. speaks at the annual
Tamara Williams Lecture last night in Rackhaw Amphitheater. Williaws, a forwer
University student, was killed in 1997.

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