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Brittany Smith: Campus organizations should stop competing and start working together to further their respective causes. . PAGE 4A

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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Exodus from
Mich. could
alter in-state
ratio at U
* As population drops, decrease in the number of in-state
students who attend the Universi-
officials concerned ty, but she said she doesn't expect
to see a significant decrease any
about maintaining time soon.
"I think it will be a few years
public character before we see a noticeable drop
. off," Sullivan said.
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN Sullivan said the potential issue
Daily StaffReporter could be that with fewer resi-
dents living in Michigan, officials
University officials are wor- will be forced to make a choice
ried that Michigan's shrinking between maintaining the current
population could result in fewer ratio of in-state to out-of-state
in-state students applying to and students by accepting in-state stu-
enrolling in the University down dents with lower qualifications or
the road. allowing more non-resident stu-
Census figures released last dents into the University.
December showed that Michi- The ratio of in-state to out-
gan's population had dropped of-state students generally has
below 10 million for the first time stayed the same, Sullivan said,
since 2001. Between July 1, 2008 and will continue, to stay the
and July 1, 2009, the state lost same. She added that there have
32,759 residents, according to the been slight fluctuations in the
Census Bureau. ratio because the yield - the
Since2004,the ratio ofresident percentage of admitted students
M to non-resident students enrolled who submit their deposit - varies
at the University has remained from year to year.
steady. Though there have been Sullivan said any drastic
small fluctuations, generally 65 change to the ratio of resident to
percent of all students has been non-resident students admitted
from Michigan, while 35 percent to the University would have to
has been from out of state. be approved by the University's
University Provost Teresa Sul- Board of Regents. Specifically,
livan acknowledged in a recent Sullivan cited the University of
interview the potential of a See POPULATION, Page SA


Biology research scientist Ray Barbehenn and research assistant and LSA junior Cristina Pecci examine poplar trees for a United States Department of Agriculture-sponsored
project in the E.H. Kraus Building greenhouse yesterday. Barbehenn began the project, which examines the tree's chemical defenses against Gypsy Moth Caterpillars, in 2004.
Official:, WithObamacbuldgt
U' research fund ing ol soar


oposal increases Barack Obama's budget proposal
for the next fiscal year, according
leral funding for to Stephen Forrest, the University's
vice president for research.
earch 6.4 percent Obama's recent $3.8 trillion
budget proposal allotted over $61
By MIKE MERAR billion to research funding - a 6.4
Daily StaffReporter percent increase from last year.
The University stands to be one of
versityresearcherscouldreap the biggest beneficiaries from the
cant benefits from President increase, according to Forrest.

in research funding, some Univer-
sity researchers are still unsatis-
fied with federal research spending
levels and are concerned the down
economy could have a negative
effect on University research.
Forrest said the University is
uniquely position to be one of the
increase in research spending.

"We are the third largest
research university in the country,
and we've been growing in the top
ten universities," he said.
About 65 percent of the Univer-
sity's research money comes from
federal funding, Forrest said, while
less than one percent of the Univer-
sity's research funding comes from
the state.


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At event, regional tensions
strain over Asian carp issue

Ypsilanti plays host the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, the Council on
to discussion about Environmental Quality, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S.
Interstate quarrel Fish and Wildlife Service and the
U.S. Coast Guard outlined their
By VALIANT LOWITZ strategy to deal with the invasive
Daily StaffReporter species in a committee meeting
held yesterday in Ypsilanti.
Growing concerns about the The panel heard concerns and
invasion of Asian carp into the statements from residents of both
Great Lakes sparked heated debate regions at last night's meeting.
yesterday between residents of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Chicago and those of the greater (D-Mich.) was present to address
Michigan area. the growing concerns and offer
A panel of representatives from her services to help push the issue

on Capitol Hill.
"As chair of the Senate energy
sub-committee, an oversighthear-
ing will be held this Thursday to
focus on this very topic," she said.
Stabenow addressed the panel
and called for immediate solutions
to the Asian carp issue.
"I would urge you to come up
with urgent deadlines, clear dead-
lines, and a focus and understand-
ing for what is at stake here," she
said, "We're dealing with some-
thing very, very serious and we
need to act as quickly as possible,

School of Art and Design sophomore Leanne Phelps sits on the steps of the Chemistry building to study for an exam yesterday.
She said the steps are "very open and relaxing." "It feels as though I'm sitting on a flying concrete carpet," she said.
'U' researchers find early detection
system for transplant complication

Theme semesters meant to unify'U'

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tality rate drops ion for a disease that affects patients
who receive bone marrow trans-
ercent with early plants that will allow for more spe-
cialized treatment and for patients to
-overy of disease know they have the disease before it
becomes life threatening.
By LILLIAN XIAO Graft-versus-host disease afflicts
Daily StaffReporter about half of patients who receive
allogening bone marrow, which can
ersity researchers have dis- be outwardly manifested in a skin
I a method of earlier detec- rash. However, a rash is also a very

common reaction to the antibiotics
used to treat bone marrow trans-
plant patients. A skin biopsy was the
only wayto determine if the rash was
due to GVHD or the antibiotics, but
thanks to a University study pub-
lished last month, doctors can now
use a blood test to detect the disease.
In addition to the skin rash,
GVHD, which is a response to the
See STUDY, Page 3A

LSA dean picks a
new theme every
semester or year
Daily StaffReporter
While flipping through the
course catalog, students may
notice many course offerings
related to museums. But what they
may not notice are the fact that the
courses are part of this year's LSA
theme year.
The LSA2009-2010 theme year,

"Meaningful Objects: Museums
in the Academy" focuses on the 12
various University museums and
how they contribute to cultural,
intellectual and social life around
campus and greater southeastern
Michigan. As part of the theme
year, the University has launched
an interdisciplinary undergradu-
ate minor in Museum Studies and
is offering 29 museum-related
courses throughout the year.
According to the LSA website,
the overall goal of theme semes-
ters is to "connect the great intel-
lectual and cultural strengths of
the University of Michigan to the

issues defining our world today."
Evans Young, assistant dean
for LSA undergraduate educa-
tion, wrote in an e-mail interview
that the theme semesters were
developed to promote dialogue
and connection between those
involved with the University and
individuals in the community.
"The theme semesters are ini-
tiated by faculty in the College,
who are excited by the opportu-
nity to plan and present campus-
wide activities that will engage
students, colleagues, and the
wider community in conversa-
See THEME, Page SA



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