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SUPERIOR STATEMENT
'M' hockey advances in the CCHA tourn
after sweeping Lake Superior State this
weekend in the first round at Yost.

ALICE IN TWILIGHT-LAND
Tim Burton's version of "Alice in
ey Wonderland" forgoes timeless
enchantment for
tween appeal.
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Monday, March 8, 2010

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FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
Coleman: 'U'
tuition levels
likely to rise
next year

University students and Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White pose in the Law Quad last month before traveling to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics,
where the pair earned a silver medal. University students Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates also competed in ice dancing at the Vancouver games.
Wolverie ice dancers reflect
on incredible'run at Olympics

Officials looking for
solutions to close
expected $68M state
funding shortfall
By YLE SWANSON
Daily News Editor
LIVONIA, Mich. - In an inter-
view following her testimony to
the State Senate Subcommittee
on Higher Education on Mon-
day, University President Mary
Sue Coleman discussed ways the
University might cope with an
expected drop in state funding
- including possibly increasing
tuition levels.
Coleman acknowledged that
the $22 million in cost-cutting
measures she referenced in her
testimony - which include infor-
mation technology consolidation
and cost sharing on employee
health benefits - will not fully
cover the expected $68 million
cut next year in state appropria-
tions to the University.
"It'll be a combination I think
of looking at tuition revenue,
looking at alternative offerings
we could have in the spring and
the summer," Coleman said.
"There might be slightchanges
in the residency next year," she

said, referring to the composi-
tion of in-state and out-of-state
students enrolled at the Univer-
sity. However, Coleman said the
change, if any, would be very
minimal.
Coleman said that becausethe
University was expecting cuts in
state appropriations, University
officials began budgeting in such
a way that the University would
absorb the cuts over three years
instead of taking the hit all at
once.
"In our three-year model ...
we wanted to let students know
about planning for more regular
and modest tuition increases,"
Coleman said. "We're not talking
about 10 percent, we're talking
about less than that."
Last year and the year before
tuition increased by 5.6 percent.
Tuition increased by 7.4 percent
in the 2007-2008 academic year
and by 5.5 percent the 2006-2007
academic year.
Coleman said she wouldn't
rule out the possibility of asimi-
lar tuition increase next year.
However, she said, there are still
too many variables to pinpoint
what tuition increase students
may see next year.
"I don't know what we're going,
to do yet so I don't want (peo-
ple) to sort of think that that's
See TUITION, Page 7A

Meryl Davis and
Charlie White won
silver in Vancouver

By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Daily News Editor
It's not every day that University
President Mary Sue Coleman calls
students on their cell phones.
- But after University students
and ice dancers Charlie White and

Meryl Davis won silver medals in
the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
last month, Coleman did just that.
"I was just listening to my voice-
qpails after the free dance, and I
came upon one that said, 'Oh, hi
Meryl this is Mary Sue Coleman,'
and I was a little shocked but very
excited and honored," Davis said in
an interview last week.
Coleman wasn't the only one
on campus rooting for Davis and
White. Thousands of students
watched the pair perform on tele-

vision and offered support through
emails, texts and Facebook status-
es. Davis said she even got e-mails
of encouragement from professors
she had during her freshman year.
And the support didn't stop at
students and professors. Before the
pair took off for Vancouver, Michi-
gan hockey coach Red Berenson,
Michigan men's basketball coach
John Beilein and Michigan foot-
ball coach Rich Rodriguez signed
a large University of Michigan flag
and gave it to Davis and White to

take to the games for good luck.
In Vancouver, Davis and White
scored a 215.74 across their three
dances - falling a few points shy of
Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir, who won the gold
with a total score of 221.57 points.
In an interview after return-
ing from the Olympics, Davis and
White said that all the support they
received throughout their career
was a big part of the reason they
skated so well at the games.
See OLYMPICS, Page 7A

STUDYING ABROAD SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF STUDYING
Officials say 'U' students
safe after Chile earthquake

Students studying globe beiqg shaken greedily" as an
8.8-magntude earthquake struck
abroad in Santiago Chile on Feb. 27.
The earthquake left 12 Univer-
say they felt the sity students studying abroad in
Santiago dazedl but thankful for
8.8-magnitude quake their safety.
According to John Godfrey,
By LIZZY ALFS assistant dean for International
For the Daily Education at the University, the
dozen students participating in a
LSA junior Jessica Carey-Webb, University study abroad program
who is currently studying abroad at Pontificia Universidad Catdlica
in Santiago, Chile, said she felt de Chile in Santiago have been in
like she was "in a personal snow contact with University officials

to confirm their whereabouts and
safety.
When the earthquake hit, many
of the students were in cities out-
side of Santiago, traveling on week-
end trips during their winter break
before classes were set to resume
on March L
The majority of the students
were in Pucdn, which was about
230 miles southeast of the quake's
epicenter. In an interview last Fri-
day, Godfrey said he and other offi-
cials were able to contact all the
See CHILE, Page 7A

ANN ARBOR TECH
A2 vies to be G ogle Fiber test site

ARIEL BOND/Daily
LSA sophomores Rich Zukowsky and Amie Hsu study political science and economics in the Law Quad yesterday. The two
said they pulled their chairs outside toenjoy the warm, sunny day.
REGISTERING FOR CLASSES
Student government pushes to make
instructors post course info earlier

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to b
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rch giant promises Communities, seeks to construct
a high-speed, fiber-to-the-home
)ring Internet 100 network that will provide Internet
service 100 times faster than most
mes faster than commercial offerings, according
to the project's website. Google is
other providers currently searching for one or more
communities to test the technology,
By DYLAN CINTI and Ann Arbor hopes to be one of
Daily StaffReporter them.
Ann Arbor City Councilmember
officials are currently work- Christopher Taylor (D-Ward 3) is
promote Ann Arbor as a trial working o prepare the city's appli-
n for a Google-designed, cation fo+ the trial network. Each
igh-speed Internet network. applicant must demonstrate why
project, Google Fiber for its community would best serve as

a trial site.
Taylor said Ann Arbor's reputa-
tion as a technologically advanced
community places it ahead of other
competing cities. Other cities vying
to be a test site include Portland
Ore., Grand Rapids, Baton Rouge,
La. and Rochester, N.Y., according
to The Associated Press.
"Ann Arbor is a highly educated,
relatively affluent community with
a great amount of pre-existing
Internet usage," Taylor said.
He added that the network
"would play a great role in uncap-
See GOOGLE, Page 7A

Resolutions propose
syllabi be available
during registration
By MELISSA MARCUS
For the Daily.
Two bodies of the student gov-
ernment are combining efforts to

lobby students and faculty to help
implement resolutions making
more course information available
to students earlier.
LSA Student Government
recently passed a resolution ask-
ing professors and lecturers to
make syllabi available online dur-
ing registration and the Michigan
Student Assembly passed a similar
resolution last semester. In addi-

tion MSA representatives who sit
on the Academic Affairs Advisory
Committee of the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs
- the leading faculty governing
body - have raised awareness
about the initiative to garner sup-
port for it within the faculty com-
munity.
LSA sophomore Alex Levine,
See COURSE INFO, Page 7A

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