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Wednesday, September 14,2011

michigandaily.com

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE PREP

FIFTH SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTED IN TWO MONTHS
A 20-year-old female was assaulted by an unknown man on the
400 block of South First Street near William Street shortly after
midnight Tuesday, according to a crime alert issued early this
morning. The woman broke free, and the man fled on foot.
This is a developing story, read more on www.MichiganDaily.com.
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
U.S.loan
defaults
rise as'
rate falls,

ALDEN REISS/Daily
Kinesiology sophomore Paul Kitti walks through Mason Hall with fellow members of the Michigan Zombie Club during the group's "Mass Eating"
yesterday. Members of the club are preparing for a "Zombie Apocalypse."
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
a'U' faces copyright lawsui or
HathiTru dg9*st book d iiization

Courant: Project
not providing full
texts online
By RAYZA GOLDSMITH
Daily StaffReporter
The University and
HathiTrust Digital Library, of
which the University is a found-
ing partner, are facing a lawsuit
over alleged copyright infringe-

ment.
The lawsuit was filed Monday
by the Authors Guild, Austra-
lian Society of Authors, Quebec
Writers Union and eight indi-
vidual authors. The organiza-
tions and individuals claim the
University was not authorized
to obtain scans of more than
7 million copyrighted books,
some of which the University
planned to make available to the
public to download. The law-
suit also names the University

of Wisconsin, the University
of California, Indiana Univer-
sity and Cornell University as.
defendants.
According to Paul Courant,
the University's dean of librar-
ies, the digitization project does
not actually allow students to
access the full text of books
online.
"We are using those copies
for purposes other than dis-
playing them to the readers,"
Courant said. "The ones that

are copyright are generally not
available to read."
He added that people with'
disabilities prevent them from
accessing physical libraries will
be able to use the full versions
of the online books. But for the
general public, the books are
only partly available online.
Students and faculty can search
any book online to find perti-
nent content, but must physi-
cally check out the book at the
See LAWSUIT, Page 6A

National rate at 8.8
percent, 'U' rate
0.9 percent
ByANDREW SCHULMAN
Daily StaffReporter
A large number of University
students and alumni paid back
their loans on time in the 2009
fiscal year compared to many of
their peers at other institutions.
More than 320,000 college
students and graduates nation-
wide defaulted on their federal
student loans in the 2009 fiscal
year, which drove the national
default rate to 8.8 percent -
the highest since 1997. But only
49 of these students attend or
graduated from the University
of Michigan, according to U.S.

Department of Educationdata.
Stephen DesJardins, direc-
tor of the University's Center for
Higher and Postsecondary Edu-
cation, said the number equates
to a default rate at the Univer-
sity of 0.9 percent. Thelow rate
is evidence of the success of
the University's graduatess na .
the breadth of the University's
financialaid offerings, even as
tuition rises and the state's econ-
omy struggles, DesJardins said.
"That (number) doesn't sur-
prise me because this is a high-
quality education that people get
at the University, and I think our
students have lots of success in
the labor market," DesJardins
said. "Those two things go hand
in hand - success in the labor
market and people paying back
their loans."
See LOAN, Page 6A

UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
U.S. News and World
ranks 'U' 28th best school

RINGING IN A NEW SEMESTER

'U' climbs The University has climbed
one spot since last year - up
one spot in to number 28 - on U.S. News
and World Report's list of best
ranking report national colleges of 2012. The
University's new ranking ends
By SABIRA KHAN a downward trend over the
Daily StaffReporter past five years.
University spokesman Rick
While the U.S. News and Fitzgerald explained the trend
World Report doesn't consider by noting the. schools that have
the University to be the Lead- outranked the University in
er or the Best, the publication recent years are mostly pri-
does think the institution is vate institutions. However, the
improving. University has held its place

at number four among the
nation's public schools for the
fourth consecutive year.
"Our ranking among public
universities has been very sta-
ble," Fitzgerald said. "I suspect
that among (U.S. News and
World Report's) calculations
there's something there that
favors private universities."
Fitzgerald added that the
University's improvement on
the 2012 report is not necessari-
ly an indicator of what the insti-
See RANKS, Page 6A

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Parents underestimate teenage
drinking and drug use, study finds
Study polled underestimate their teenagers' the parents believed their teens
use of drugs and alcohol had consumed alcohol over the

ERIN KIRKLAND/Daily
University alum Steven Ball, an assistant professor of music, plays the 55-bell carillon at the Lurie Tower on North Campus
during an open house yesterday.
STANDARDIZED TESTING
tu ents ace wit oner
test, different content on GRE

600 parents of
13 to 17-year-olds
By CLAIRE GOSCICKI
Daily StaffReporter
A new study by researchers
at the University Health Sys-
tem shows that parents tend to

University physicians Ber-
nard Biermann, an assistant
professor of psychiatry, and
Matthew Davis, an associate
professor of internal medicine
and pediatrics and communi-
cable diseases, surveyed more
than 600 parents of teens aged
13-17 in a national poll and
found that about 10 percent of

past year. In comparison, about
five percent believed their teens
had used marijuana over the
past year.
Biermann and Davis con-
ducted the poll in May to bet-
ter understand substance abuse
among young people. The
researchers asked parents about
See RESEARCH, Page 6A

Sc
sci
GRl

ome business unknown in the form of the new
GRE.
hools now using The new GRE - or the Grad-
uate Record Examinations -
CE in admissions which took effect Aug. 1, is now
longer - at nearly four hours
By CECE ZHOU instead of three - has a new
Daily StaffReporter scoring scale and includes mul-
tiple changes to several subsec-
dents facing the uncer- tions. Despite student concerns
of applying to graduate about the new format, some Uni-
t are encountering another versity students think the new

exam will more accurately test
their knowledge.
Antonym and analogy ques-
tions in the verbal reasoning
section have been eliminated.
Instead, there are now contex-
tual and reasoning-based inqui-
ries. For the quantitative
reasoning section, there is now
"numeric entry," which means
multiple choice options aren't
See GRE, Page 6A

Stu
tainty
school

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