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FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
In response to BY THE NUMBERS
increased need, Financial aidat'U, across the country
colleges boost 56% .
available funds Increase intheamountof financial aid
made availablefto students nationwide.
Former Michigan quarterback Justin Feagin (right) with his mother Linda following his sentencing in Washtenaw County Circuit Court yesterday. Feagin was sentenced to
two years of probation after pleading guilty to a charge of delivering less than 50 grams of cocaine.
With sentence former Michigan
QB Feagin gets a second chance
If Feagin completes
charge will be
dropped from record
By JAMES LEE
For the Daily
The Michigan football program
may not have given former quar-
terback Justin Feagin a second
chance when he was kicked off the
team last year, but the Washtenaw
County courts did when Feagin
appeared for his sentencing yes-
Washtenaw Circuit Court Judge
Archie Brown sentenced the for-
mer Michigan player to two years
of probation after Feagin, 21, pled
guilty to the charge of delivering
less than 50 grams of cocaine.
Feagin's guilty plea did not
result in a criminal conviction,
however, because he was able to
qualify for the Holmes Youthful
Trainee Act - a provision in Mich-
igan's Criminal Code, which eras-
es the defendant's criminal record
if they complete their sentence.
Feagin was first charged with
conspiracy to deliver less than
50 grams of cocaine, conspira-
cy to possess 25 to 50 grams of
cocaine and conspiracy to possess
less than 25 grams of cocaine in
March 2009 after a drug deal went
awry between him and Univer-
sity student Timothy Burke. Burke
attempted to set fire to a hallway
in West Quad after Feagin did not
deliver cocaine to Burke.
Feagin was later dismissed from
the football team in July, for what
Michigan Football coach Rich
Rodriguez called at the time "a
violation of team rules."
At his sentencing, Feagin apolo-
gized to his mother, his family and
the University of Michigan for
the disruption his offense caused.
Resolving not to let this mistake
interfere with his future, Feagin
told the court he is "just trying to
make it in life, just trying to learn
from all this."
As he prepared to deliver the
formal sentence, Brown explic-
itly told Feagin that he was being
given a second chance to "get it
right." Brown explained that the
youthful trainee status is reserved
for defendants Sthe court believes
to have potential to change their
See FEAGIN, Page 7A
By DEBJANI MUKHERJEE
With the tough economy,
universities nationwide have
recently seen a big increase in the
number of students applying for
financial aid and scholarships -
and colleges have been respond-
ing by making more financial aid
According to Mark Kantrow-
itz, founder of FinAid.org - an
educational website that discuss-
es financial id options available
to students - there was a 56-per-
cent increase in the total amount
of financial aid available for col-
lege students from the 2008-2009
academic year to the 2009-2010
Kantrowitz said the jump in
available financial aid is directly
related to the increasing number
of students that qualify for need-
based financial aid during the
"The economy is causing more
people to be needier," he said.
Increase inthetotal numberof Fell
Grants available to eligible students.
Michigan studentsseeking reassesment
otheir financial aid.statusthisyear.
Teamount of money in need-based
scholarships raised bythe Fresidentt
Donurtfampaignat the sniversity.
"The people in the economy who
have lost their jobs are going to
need financial aid."
A 33-percent rise in the total
number of Fell Grants available to
eligible students may also explain
the increase in financial aid.
Decided annually by Congress,
the maximum amount a student
can receive from the federal Pell
Grant program also increased
See FINANCIAL AID, Page 7A
EARTH DAY ANNIVERSARY EDUCATION SIMULATION
40 years after its founding, 'U'
officials re-envision Earth Day
University to launch
website today, host
month-long series of
Daily News Editor
University officials are expected
to launch a new website later today
to highlight more than a month-
long string of activities that will
take place on campus throughout
the rest ofthe semester to celebrate
the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
According to a press release
expected tobereleased latertoday,
the series of events, a joint collabo-
ration between several student
groups on campus, faculty and
University administrators, is part
of the University's effort to "turn
Earth Day into Earth Month."
In the release, President Mary
Sue Coleman calls the collabora-
tion of events a chance to reflect on
the past and to think about how to
"With our growing level of
teaching, research and action
related to sustainability, the Uni-
versity continues to build on the
foundation set 40 years ago by
students and faculty committed
See EARTH DAY, Page 7A
TURNING EARTH DAY INTO A
MONTH OF FESTIVITIES
A selection of Earth Day events
Tomorrow: Ross School of Business
forum on the interaction between ethics,
the economy and the environment.
March 22: White Houseofficial John
Holdren will deliver the ninth annual
Peter M. Wege lecture.
March 25: A teach-infthat is similar, but
on a smaller scale, to the oneheld in the
1970s will be held inbthe Michigan League.
April10: Bioblitz, an event where
students will work to identify as many
species as possible in Nichols Arboretum.
DINING NEAR CAMPUS
Tian Chu opens its doors on East William
Ted Hall, a research computer specialist at the UM3D labs in the Duderstadt Center, shows the Cave Automatic Virtual
Reality installment. The installment is available for all students to access and has been used to simulate jet skiing as well as
various emergencies to teach residents in the University of Michigan Health System about medical triage.
'U' conference puts spotlight on
stigma associated with depression
ian restaurant as well as Chinese and Japanese
dishes, opened its doors on 613
ures a variety of East William St. earlier this month
in the space formerly occupied by
shes, cuisines Rio Wraps. The new restaurant
on the block will provide some
By SCOTT SUH competition to Korean restaurant
For the Daily Maru, also located on East William
Street, just a short walk away from
w Asian cuisine restaurant Tian Chiu.
le its wayto the State Street Tian Chu manager Lin Cui said
she wanted to run a restaurant that
several months of con- offered a plethora of dishes.
n, Tian Chu, which offers "I prefer having people come in
election of Korean cuisine with a lot of choices," Cui said. "It's
not only Korean food, but Chinese
and other types of food as well.
You can come with all your friends,
and everyone can enjoy the meal
because there are many options."
Maru's owner Dukki Hong
said he has not yet taken a look at
Tian Chu's offerings and initially
believed that the restaurant only
served Chinese food. Kong added
that despite the emergence of a
second Korean restaurant on East
William Street, he does not mind
See RESTAURANT, Page 7A
colleges the focus of
By SUZANNE JACOBS
Students and faculty from
universities across the country
gathered in Rackham Audito-
rium yesterday for the first day
of a two-day conference intended
to address depression on college
The University Depression
Center has hosted the national
conference for the past seven
years in an effort to emphasize
the importance of early detec-
tion and intervention in treating
depression among college stu-
This year's conference, called
"Many Faces, A New Look,"
features two days of intensive
three-hour workshops, keynote
presentations and panel discus-
The conference opened with a
brief greeting from John Greden,
executive director of the Depres-
sion Center. He emphasized the
importance for those in atten-
dance to bring the lessons they
learn at the conference back to
their respective communities.
See DEPRESSION, Page 7A
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