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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Data show
increase in

Total University
enrollment reaches
all-time high
Daily News Editor
Data released yesterday by
University officials show that the
University student population
has reached an all-time record.
This year, there has also been a
rise in underrepresented minor-
ity students in the freshman class
- though officials admitted that
because of new reporting proce-
dures, this year's numbers are not
directly comparable to those from
year's past.
The Office of the Registrar
reported yesterday morning that
overall enrollment for the Uni-
versity's Ann Arbor campus is at

41,924 students for the fall semes-
ter, 250 more than the previous
record set last fall. The rise reflects
a 3.1-percent increase in the num-
ber of undergraduate students and
a 6.7-percent increase in the num-
ber of graduate and professional
Contributing in part to that
growth was a larger-than-expect-
ed incoming freshman class. Uni-
versity officials predicted over the
summer that freshman enrollment
would increase by about 300 stu-
dents from last year, which would
have brought the incoming class
to about 6,350. However, the data
released yesterday show that the
number was even higher than
predicted, with 6,496 freshmen
enrolled at the University this fall.
Perhaps most notable in the data
released yesterday is an increase
in the underrepresented minority

Nursing senior Amy Montes, a volunteer with the HIV/AIDS Resource Center, administers an oral HIV test to a University student yesterday. Patients receive results in about
a week and undergo further testing if the initial result is positive. HARC representatives administer tests on Mondays in the Spectrum Center at the Michigan Union.
MSA p-rident drops petition for
protection order, against Shirv ell1

-Total Students
K Underrepresented Minorities
40000 0
30000 n
10000 s
0 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10

Assistant AG's
lawyer says Shirvell
is a 'victim of the
liberal media'
Daily News Editor
A court official in the office of
Washtenaw County Trial Court
confirmed yesterday that a peti-
tion for a personal protection order

brought by Michigan Student
Assembly President Chris Arm-
strong against Michigan Assistant
Attorney General Andrew Shirvell
has been dismissed.
The official, who works in the
office of Judge Nancy Francis, the
judge assigned to the petition, said
the case was dismissed without
prejudice by the petitioner, mean-
ing Armstrong is free to re-file a
personal protection order against
Shirvell in the future.
Earlier this month, Shirvell
called for Francis to step down

because her sister, who is a pub-
lic official, had openly criticized
Shirvell. Francis ultimately did not
remove herself from the case.
A hearing was scheduled for 1:30
p.m. yesterday to consider the peti-
tion, after the original Oct. 4 hear-
ing was postponed. Court officials
cited a "service issue" as the reason
for the re-scheduling.
The request for a personal pro-
tection order stems from the con-
troversy surrounding Shirvell's
blog, Chris Armstrong Watch, in
which Shirvell accuses Armstrong

ofpromoting a"radicalhomosexual
agenda" and calls Armstrong an
"elitist" and "racist."
The controversy received nation-
al media attention from media out-
lets like CNN, with Shirvell and his
boss Michigan Attorney General
Mike Cox both appearing on the
network. Cox came under scru-
tiny for employing Shirvell on the
public's dime in light of Shirvell's
actions. Shirvell later took a volun-
tary leave of absence and has since
closed off his blog from the public.

For fourth time since 2005, 'U'
tops nation in student Fulbrights

Number of faculty
grants lags behind
peer institutions
Students at the University
received more U.S. Department of
State Fulbright Studentgrants than
any other school this year, Univer-
sity officials announced yesterday.
Leading in the number of student
Fulbright recipients is nothing new
for the University, which has had
the most Fulbright Student grants

four timessince2005. However,the
number of Fulbright grants given to
faculty members was substantially
lower than many of the University's
peer institutions.
This year, 39 students at the Uni-.
versity received and accepted Ful-
bright scholarships, up from 28 lasi
year and 31 twoyears ago.
Four other University students
were offered Fulbright grants this
year but declined in order to pur-
sue other opportunities. The total
of 43 students who were offered an"
award is the highest in the Univer-
sity's history.
Other universities leading the
pack with a high number of Ful-

bright student recipients included
Yale University, where students
netted 31 Fulbright scholarships,
and Brown University and Stanford
University, which each were award-
ed 24 Fulbright student grants.
In an interview yesterday, Uni-
vedrsty Provef Philip Hanlon said
he was delighted that the Univer-
sity was at the top of the list.
"We're very interested in glob-
al engagement and how we can
improve the way our students are
experiencing the world and the
Fulbrights are a great way for our
students and graduates to do that,"
Hanlon said.

From Left: Regent Andrew Richner (R-Grosse Pointe Park), Libertarian candidate Leslie Lazzerin and Democratic candidates
Paul Brown and Greg Stephens participate in a debate at the Senate Assembly meeting yesterday.
Candidates for regents clash
on inancla ut ure of'U'

At least 37 fall ill at Tridelt house

Slottow talks cost
cutting at Senate
Assembly meeting
Daily StaffReporter
Speaking before the main faculty
governance body yesterday, the two
University regents running for re-

election and the candidates vying for
their spots clashed over the best way
to handlethe University'sfinances in
the upcomingterm.
Challengers Paul Brown (D-
Ann Arbor) and Greg Stephens
(D-Saline) discussed their plans to
address tuition increases during the
debate in front of Senate Assem-
bly yesterday. Incumbent regents
Andrew Richner (R-Grosse Pointe
Park) and Andrea Fischer Newman

(R-Ann Arbor) touted what they
called track records of effectively
handling the University's finances.
Libertarian Leslie Lazzerin also par-
ticipated in the debate.
In his opening statement, Richner
cited the University's stable finances
in light of the state's economic down-
turn as a reason to keep him on the
board. Newman took a similar tack,
saying she wants to stay on the board
See REGENTS, Page 3

Officials speculate
that outbreak might
be norovirus
Daily StaffReporter
At least 37 people reportedly fell
ill Saturday evening while at the
Delta Delta Delta sorority house on
Tappan Street in Ann Arbor.
University spokesman Rick

Fitzgerald said three people were
transported to the hospital via
ambulance and three others visited
the hospital of their own accord.
They were all treated and
released that night, Fitzgerald said,
adding that the students have been
advised to stay at home until they
feel better.
Out of the 37 affected, one or two
of the people do not live at the Delta.
Delta Delta house, Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald added that while at
first the illness was speculated to be

severefood poisoning, officials now
believe that it may be norovirus,
which often gives rise to stomach
flu. Symptoms typically manifest
suddenly between 24 to 48 hours
after the initial infection.
According to documents issued
by the Washtenaw County Pub-
lic Health Department, the stom-
ach flu runs its course in two or
three days but is communicable to
healthy individuals for up to two
See ILLNESS, Page 3

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