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IM Wednesday, February 16, 2011/ The Statement
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By Mary
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Wednesday, February162011/ The Staternent 3B
news in review
Five of the most talked-about stories of the week, ranked in ascending order of actual importance

of a student's job placement.
"Watch your step, law grads. It's a dangerous world out there," warns Third "It's a very prestige-obsessed profe
logically so. It's kind of a pathology that
Tier Reality - one of the many blogs created by angry law school graduates who everyone.1It makes you kind of crazy" s
no said while laughing. "You're alwaysj
feel cheated by their expensive education and shortage of legal services jobs. it's not healthy"
Many law students have been hit hard by the 2008 economic crisis and are The current land:
unable to find adequate employment to pay back their student loans.Despite the Law school applications decreasedd
" year both nationally and.at the Unive
national trend, University of Michigan Law School Students - though strug- Zearfoss, the amount ofsudents taking
* dropped 22 percent this year, but hasn't
gling the past couple of years - fare better in the job market than law students ment too much considering that numbe
20 percent last year.F
from other universities. Zerfosselai e nmb ,

Watson, an IBM-programmed According to Nielsen ratings Ann Arbor-based bookstore chain On Monday, President Barack Protests in Bahrain, Yemen and
supercomputer, squared off released Monday, 26.6 million Borders, faced with more than Obama announced his budget for Iran on Tuesday - inspired by the
against trivia titans Ken Jennings people tuned into CBS's broadcast $500 million in debt, is reportedly the 2012 fiscal year. The proposed uprising in Egypt - have gained
and Brad Rutter on Monday of the Grammys. It was the most- seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A $3.7 trillion budget will result in significant media attention as
evening's "Jeopardy!" Rutter watched airing of the awards show sluggish response to the e-book the elimination of 200 federal pro- political activists in the countries
and Watson won $5,000 while in a decade. Nineteen million view- market is attributed to the com- grams. Obama's proposed plan are revolting against their govern=
Jennings ended with $2,000. ers watched the 2009 Grammys. pany's poor financial performance. has outraged House Republicans. ments' political injustices.
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quotes of the week from the archives
"Some have criticized us for not pouring funding A hotdog hero
into a single technology - but there is no silver
bullet in the struggle against Internet repression."
HILLARY CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE, commenting on Internet
freedom at George Washingtion University on Monday.Y
"If some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. We're--
broke. It's time for us to get serious about how we're
spending the nation's money"
JOHN BOEHNER, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, on potential ramifications
for federal jobs posed by GOP spending cuts.
FILE PHOTOS/Daily
he 140,000-plus viewed "Pursuit of Jappiness" viral video might be the
University's latest campus phenomenon, but a few years ago there was an
the rules equally goofy student sensation. University alum Jay Trzcinski, electrified
Big House audiences during the 2006 and 2007 football seasons by throwing hot
dogs to fans at halftime. Trzcinski - nicknamed "Hot Dog Man" - was even
No. 316: No. 317: No. 318: named a "Student of the Year" by The Michigan Daily in March 2008.
valentine's Day If you use "avant Esperanza Spalding Trzcinski's antics were not without peril. The Engineering student faced a pos-
sible $50 fine and revocation of tickets for his spirited displays - even though
might have sucked, garde" or "post- doesn't know who stadium security at Northwestern University allowed the frankfurters to fly ("Hot
but at least candy modern" outside of you are either. dog toss illegal in A2, welcome at NU," 10/3/2007). One Athletic Department
official said, "If he wants to buy hot dogs and hand them out, then that's not a
problem." Apparently, not all parties appreciated the gravitas Trzcinski had mus-
a douche. tard - er, mustered.
by the numberst5r
COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES
Percent increase since 2010 in audience Million viewers of the Grammys in Percent increase in the number of people
viewership of the Grammys on Sunday. 2009. This year, the number of viewers in the young audience segmentwho
increased to 26.55 million. watched the Grammys.

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