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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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STATE BUDGET
'U' officials
prepare for
possible cuts
to higher ed.

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REGENTS PREVIEW
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"We expect it to be a com-
veil state budget prehensive budget that will not
only look at the expenditures,
an on Thursday but at the revenues," she said.
Because the University has
By MIKE MERAR been anticipatingsome decrease
Daily Staff Reporter in funding to higher educa-
tion, Wilbanks said, it has been
th Republican Gov. Rick actively preparing for this out-
wr set to announce his bud- come.
r the upcoming fiscal year "I think, again, we expect
hursday, legislators and that there will be some measure
rsity officials are waiting of shared sacrifice and impact,"
how the budget will affect she said.
r education amid a $1.8 bil- According to Wilbanks, the
tatewide deficit. University has been bracing for
cause the state faces the a decrease in state funding for
to balance its budget, Uni- several years.
y and state officials said "We have beenlookingahead,
regsin highereducation knowing that thi _ 4gy be a
priations is expected. time in the future - which is
gh funding specifics are now - that we may have to face
ntly ambiguous, Universi- a pretty severe budget chal-
ministrators have plans in lenge," she said. "We continue to
to offset whatever budget press our case that support for
nyder will propose. the universities is important."
nthia Wilbanks, the Uni- For the current fiscal year,
y's vice, president for state universities received a
nment relations, said she 2.8-percent decrease in funding
s there will be cuts across See HIGHER ED., Page 3

Board to vote on
renovations to C.C.
Little, Social Work
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Daily News Editor
Pendingapproval bythe Uni-
versity's Board of Regents, the
Center for Afroamerican and

African Studies will be reor-
ganized as the Department
of Afroamerican and African
Studies.
Founded in 1970, CAAS is
currently an interdisciplin-
ary program within LSA. In a
communication to the regents,
University Provost Philip Han-
lon and LSA Dean Terrence
McDonald recommended the
regents approve the reorgani-

zation effective Sept. 1,2011.
"The shift to departmental
status will fortify their under-
graduate program, develop
graduate studies beyond
their two graduate certificate
programs and facilitate the
recruitment, promotion and
support for a diverse range
of scholars and instructors,"
Hanlon and McDonald wrote.
"It will also serve to improve

internal controls for this grow-
ing and maturin unit."
According to the communi-
cation, departmental status is
just one in a series of changes
made to CAAS overthe years. In
1995, CAAS received enhanced
program status, which expand-
ed its budget and allowing it to
hire faculty and grant tenure.
CAAS's undergraduate cur-
See REGENTS, Page 3

GREEK LIFEr
'U 'confirms parent e-mail

prompted SAE investigation
Suspended the suspension of the University nity Council and the fraternity's
chapter of Sigma Alpha Epilson national organization, which is
fraternity now fraternity due to hazing allega- in the process of reviewing the

under review

By CLAIRE HALL
Daily Staff Reporter
University officials confirmed
that a parent's e-mail to the
Office of Greek Life prompted

tions.
The e-mail, which detailed
specific hazing activities that
the parent's son endured,
sparked the Office of Greek
Life's investigation of the frater-
nity, University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald confirmed last night.
The University's Interfrater-

University's chapter, suspended
SAE last week.
"The University has not dis-
closed the details of that e-mail
communication," Fitzgerald
said. "It was sent to us in con-
fidence and we have kept it in
confidence."
See SAE, Page 3

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
New Bert's Study Lounge in
UGLi to debut next month

HALEY HOARD/Daily
Rachel Portnoy instructs a yoga class at the Center for Yoga on East William Street on Sunday, Feb. 13.
Yoga classes on campuslocal studios
strive to meet high student demand

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me

ace to contain ing, students studying at the Sha-
piro Undergraduate Library may
re technology soon be at ease.
Construction on Bert's Caf6
resources Study Lounge adjacent to Bert's
Cafe at the UGLi is nearing
'SARAH ALSADEN completion and will likely open
Daily StaffReporter after spring break, according to
Laurie Alexander, director of the
r months of crowding into library. Though it will already
rs and fighting for seat- be available for use, the grand

opening of the lounge is slated
for March 22.
"We envision it as being (an)
inviting and informal envi-
ronment right when you walk
through the doors of the library,"
Alexander said.
She added that the space,
which has been under construc-
tion since October, is intended to
See UGLI, Page 3

U-Move Fitness
program expands
workout options
By SAMANTHA NORMAN
Daily StaffReporter
An increasing number of
students looking for a break
from classes and studying are

doing downward dogs and sun
salutations to relieve stress.
With several local yoga
studios and classes offered at
gyms on campus, yoga classes
aren't in any shortage in Ann
Arbor. The U-Move Fitness
program at the University
and off campus studios have
increased the number of yoga
classes in recent semesters, to
meet the high student demand

for the workout.
Sheila Calhoun, assistant
director of U-Move Fitness,
said yoga classes have been
filling up quickly and have
become some of the leading
fitness classes provided by the
U-Move program. Several dif-
ferent types of yoga classes
are offered through U-Move
including "Beginners Yoga",
See YOGA, Page 3

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