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In the Daily's first edition of weekly power
rankings, Daily Sports Editor Nick Spar ranks
Michigan's top 10 individual athletes.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


of college key
to economy,
Obama says
In conference call "If we're serious about building
a stronger economy and making
with college papers, sure we succeed in the 21st centu-
ry, then the single most important
president stresses step we can take is to make sure
that every young person gets the
fixing education best education possible, because
countries that out-educate us
By BETHANY BIRON today are going to out-compete us
Daily StaffReporter tomorrow," Obama said.
Obama said it is crucial that
President Barack Obama said college becomes more affordable
in a conference call with students for students. He said this can be
yesterday that he wants to ease achieved through increasing fund-
financial burdens for college stu- ing for need-based Pell Grants,
dents and increase the quality of simplifying the financial aid appli-
higher education across the coun- cation process and allowing fed-
try. eral loan subsidies to go directly
Obama said that though the to students rather than through
nation has slipped in college grad- major banks.
uation rates internationally - from "The key here is, is that we want
first to 12th in a generation - he to open the doors of our colleges
wantstoreclaim thehighestgradu- and universities to more people
ation rate by 2020 through offering so they can learn, they can gradu-
stronger financial aid programs so ate and they can succeed in life,"
more students have the opportu- Obama said.
nity to earn a degree. He said this He also said his administration
would ultimately strengthen the has emphasized higher educa-
ailing national economy by creat- tion initiatives through stressing
ing a work force that is competitive programs like the G.I. Bill, which
with that of other nations. See OBAMA, Page 5

Kevin Reinsmith works on the construction site at 311 State St. that will become a Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Once construction is complete the restaurant will join a
number of new burger joints in Ann Arbor.
Provost Han on tal s tuition,
'U' provost also sity Affairs yesterday, University of reinvestments in need-based The University has been able
Provost Phil Hanlon addressed financial aid programs, the actual to effectively strike a balance
discusses rankings faculty concerns about tuition increase has been about 2.8 per- between adding programs and
and budget changes, the integra- cent annually. faculty and not straining the bud-
to be released today tion of out-of-classroom student Hanlon added that with the get, especially compared to other
experiences and University rank- tuition increases, need-based institutions around the country,
By CAITLIN HUSTON ings. financial aid has also grown over Hanlon said.
Daily StaffReporter Hanlon said though the Uni- the last six years. Looking toward the 2013-2017
versity's tuition rate has appeared "We absolutely want to keep budget, Hanlon said the Universi-
In a meeting with the Senate to increase 5.1 percent annually (the University) as affordable as ty is already considering cost-cut-
Advisory Committee for Univer- over the last five years, because possible," Hanlon said. See SACUA, Page 5

Officials: CVS slated to open
near campus earl next year

Nearby businesses
say construction has
hindered foot traffic
For the Daily
Historic Ann Arbor will soon
see the much anticipated - and
much debated - opening of a major
chain pharmacy in the heart of its
downtown. In the midst of both

excitement and disagreement with
the placement of the nationally
owned store, CVS prepares to open
its doors.
Construction began this sum-
mer on a new CVS pharmacy - to
be located on the 200 block of South
State Street next to Buffalo Wild
Wings. The new location is slated
to open early next year, according
to Mike DeAngelis, director of pub-
lic relations at CVS.
DeAngelis said the pharmacy
will be "full service" with a special

emphasis towards catering to stu-
dents' needs.
Currently, the closest CVS to
campus is located by Michigan Sta-
dium on South Industrial Highway.
According to an Ann Arbor Plan-
ning and Development Services
Staff Report, the new CVS will be
located in the city's historic dis-
trict, and the building itself dates
back to 1899.
CVS got permission from the
Historic District Commission in
See CVS, Page 5

* 'U' clinic allows patients at risk of

SAM WOLSuN/uaily
Desire Semana (right) demonstrates at the Michigan Union yesterday in support of the DREAM Act, a bill that would help
undocumented students attend college. Semana, an undocumented student, said students like him are "just waiting for the right
to be able to chase the American dream".

losing fertility to opt for freezing 'U' looks to highlight dangers of drinking

freezing an option
for sperm, egg,
testicular tissue
For cancer patients already fac-
ing an overwhelming number of

decisions upon receiving a trou-
bling diagnosis, one medical team
at the University Health System's
Center for Reproductive Medicine
hopes to make having children a
possibility - and a priority.
Senait Fisseha, clinical assis-
tant professor in the University's
department of obstetrics and gyne-
cology, leads a team off campus at
the Briarwood medical complex to
help patients with fertility-threat-
ening conditions.

Fisseha said a study conducted
by the American Society of Clinical
Oncology - a professional organi-
zation of cancer-treating physi-
cians - revealed that while nearly
70 percent of oncologists surveyed
said they had discussed the issue of
fertility with their cancer patients,
only 25 percent referred a patient
to a fertility preservation special-
ist for counseling and preservation
services. e
See FREEZING, Page 5

Program gives
incoming students
virtual lessons
about alcohol
Daily StaffReporter
Drinking has become ingrained
in the weekend culture of many

college campuses. to an effort
to help students make educated
choices when they choose to
drink, the University is offering an
online education tool to incoming
The University started Com-
munity Matters, a program in
the form of an online multime-
dia course that incorporates two
modules, AlcoholEdu and Sexual-
AssaultEdu, last fall. The course is
administered to all new Universi-

ty students - including incoming
freshmen as well as undergradu-
ate transfer students - through
an e-mail that students receive
before the semester begins.
Though the program was brand
new last year, students have been
responsive to it. According to
aggregate data, 96 percent of stu-
dents participated in the course
last year, said Mary Jo Desprez,
the University's administrator for
See ALCOHOL, Page 5

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