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In Other Ivory Towers

Professor Profiles

Before You Were Here

Campus Clubs

LEFT Hip-hop artist KiD CuDi performs to a sold-out crowd at the Michigan Theater on Monday night. (SAM
WOLSON/Daily) TOP RIGHT Students knit various pieces, as part of the Michigan Knitting Club or MichKnit on
Monday. (MAX COLLINS/Daily) BOTTOM RIGHT A group of University students gather to see a concept version
of the Chevrolet Volt at the Ross School of Business on Thursday. The Volt, an electric vehicle with an onboard elec-
tric generator, has a range of 40 miles on pure battery power and is scheduled for launch later this year. (AARON

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1970s Schwinn
schwiped in Diag
WHERE: The Diag
WHEN: Wednesday at about
1:40 p.m..
WHAT: University Police
reported a male's 1970s model
Schwinn bicycle was stolen
after being locked outside the
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
or Angell Hall. There are no

Gift cards taken Trip to see Table tennis
WHERE: Cancer Center Broadway show practice
WHEN:Wednesday at around Boys
4:40 p.m. Jersey Boys WHAT: The Table Ten


WHAT: Accordingto Univer-
sity Police, four Toys R Us gift
cards worth $25 each were
stolen from the Pediatric Infu-
sion Center, to which they were
donated. There are no suspects.
Traffic accident

WHAT: UUAP on the
Move is sponsoring a trip
to Detroit to see the Tony
Award-winning musical
Jersey Boys. Tickets cost
$50 including transporta-
WHO: University Union Arts
and Programs
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Fisher Theater

Team will be holding prac-
tice, which is open to both
members and non-members.
Member dues are $20 per
WHO: Michigan Union Bil-
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Sports Coliseum

Computer stolen in carport

1 According to Bangor Daily
News, Bangor High School,
located in Bangor, Maine,
dances after students failed to
alter their dancing style at danc-
es this academic year. School
officials are opposed to the stu-
dents' grinding, citing it as too
sexual for aschool setting.
Nearly 200,000 Hai-
tians have HIV or AIDS
and less than half of all
people living in Haiti don't
have clean drinking water on
a regular basis, CNN report-
ed in an article yesterday.
According to Forbes.
com, Jay-Z and Beyonce
Knowles are the top-
grossing Hollywood couple at
$162 million from June 2007 to
June 2008. Other high-earn-
ing couples are Keith" Urban
and Nicole Kidman, and Tom
Cruise and Katie Holmes.


WHERE: Medical Science
Research Building
WHEN: Wednesday at around
10:50 a.m.
WHAT: According to Univer-
sity Police, an iMac G-5 Apple
computer was stolen from a
computer lab. The computer is
valued at $1,500.-There are no

WHERE: M-22 Carport
WHEN: Wednesday at about
7:40 a.m.
WHAT: Two cars were in a
traffic accident, which caused
minor damages. One of the
cars, a Cadillac, had minor
damages to the driver's rear
bumper, though the other car, a
Pontiac,'was unscathed. There
were no injuries.

Folk-rack band

at the Ark
WHAT: The Ragbirds, a five-
piece folk-rock group, will
perform. Tickets are $15.
WHO: The Ark
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark

WHAT: A weekend trip to go
dogsledding and snowshoe-
WHO: Outdoor Adventures
WHEN: Today until Monday
WHERE: Upper Peninsula
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College applicants face
intensifying competition

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ublic schools ping or cutting enrollment despite
a surge in applications from high
oss the country school seniors, community college
students and unemployed Workers
ease enrollment returningto school.
. The increased competition
states funding means more students will be
plummets turned away, forced to attend pric-
um t ier private institutions or shut out
of college altogether.
FRANCISCO (AP) - Col- Wilson Liang, a senior at San
licants are facing one of the Francisco's Galileo Academy of
t years ever to gain admis- Science and Technology, said he
the nation's public colleges worries that enrollment cuts at the
versities as schools grapple University of California will freeze
ep budget cuts and record him out of its flagship Berkeley
s of applications. campus.
sh-poor state governments "I know the competition is very
udgets, colleges are cap- high," said the 17-year-old Liang,

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whowouldbethefirstperson in his
familyto attend college. "There are
a lot of smart people out there."
all qualified students are becoming
selective, while selective schools
are becoming more so. Most com-
munity colleges have open-access
policies, but demand for classes is
so intense that many students can't
get the courses they need.
"We're hearing a lot of panic,"
said Gerna Benz, a partner at Cali-
fornia San Francisco Bay Area Col-
lege Planning Specialists. Benz
said business at his Oakland-based
college counseling firm has tripled
over the past year.
Benz is encouraging more fami-
lies to consider private colleges,
which may be more expensive but
offer less crowded classes and the
chance to graduate in four years,
which is becoming a rarity at many
public colleges.
Applications to private colleges
are holding steady, while public
universitiesaround the countryare
seeing record demand as cost-con-
scious families look for good value,
said Barmak Nassirian, associate
executive director of-the American
Association of Collegiate Regis-
trars and Admissions Officers.
Low-income, minority students
could face the roughest road to
admission because they often can't
afford private colleges and don't
have the resources or academic
credentials to compete with stu-
dents from wealthier families and
better high schools, he said.
The enrollment caps could also
threaten President Barack Obama's
goal of making the U.S. the leader
in college attainment by 2020 and
undermine the nation's economic
competitiveness, college officials say.
"We're reducing enrollment
when we should be increasing it,"
said Scott Lay, president of the
Community College League of Cal-
ifornia. Experts say states should'
increase access to college during
a recession so that unemployed
workers can train for new jobs.
The University of Florida, which
has about 35,000 undergraduates,
is seeking to reduce enrollment
by 4,000 students by 2012, said
spokeswoman Janine Sikes.

The chancellor of the Nevada
System of Higher Education, which
has 114,000 students, recently told
its Board of Trustees it must con-
sider capping enrollment for the
first time.
"If you enroll someone and don't
give that individual a reasonable
path.to a degree or certificate in a
reasonable amount of time, what
kind of access is that?" said Chan-
cellor Dan Klaich.
Competition is particularly
intense in California, where public
universities are dealing with huge
cuts in state support that have led
to sharp tuition increases, faculty
furloughs, course cutbacks and
student protests. The state's 110
community colleges are struggling
to accommodate a record 2.9 mil-
lion students.
The 10-campus University of
California reduced enrollment
of California-resident freshmen
by 6 percent, or about 2,300 stu-
dents, and is expected to shrink
enrollment further this year even
as a record number of applicants
applied for admission for the fall
of 2010, said Nina Robinson, UC
director of student policy.
"If we continue to enroll the
same number of students as we
have in the past, we risk affecting
the quality of education for our
current students," Robinson said.
Getting into the flagship Berke-
ley could be harder than ever for
California residents because it
plans to admit more nonresident
undergraduates, who pay three
times more in tuition.
California State University, the
nation's largest public univer-
sity system with 23 campuses and
450,000 students, is seeking to
reduce enrollment by an unprec-
edented 40,000 students over two
years. Before the state budget cri-
sis, most CSU campuses accepted
nearly all students who met the
minimal qualifications.
By Dec. 1, CSU had already
received a record 610,000 applica-
tions, a 28 percent increase, for fall
2010, which means large numbers
of qualified students willbe turned
away, said Jim Blackburn, CSU
director of enrollment manage-
ment systems.

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