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In Other Ivory Towers This Week in History Professor Profiles Cami

LEFT: A member of the
University of Michigan Flyers,
featured in The Statement on
Wednesday, Nov. 2, navigates a
plane above of downtown Ann
Arbor. The Burton Memorial
Tower is visible just below the
wing. (CHRIS DZOMBAK/Daily)
TOP RIGHT: LSA junior Courtney
Talicska, a member of the Ameri-
can Chemistry Society, performs
the chemistry demo "Elephant's
Toothpaste" in the Chemistry
Atrium on Monday, Oct. 3t.
BOTTOM RIGHT: Eastern Michi-
gan University student Jordan
Boyce plays with his son, Breer,
on campus yesterday. (ADAM
See more Photos of the
Week on our website,

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Porta potty Peep and dash 8th annual

WHERE: 3000 block of
Plymouth Rd.
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 1:45 p.m.
WHAT: A portable toilet
was burned near a recre-
ation field, which created
holes in the porta potty,
University Police reported.
The suspects used grass and
weeds to ignite the fire.

WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 4 p.m.
WHAT: A staff member
using the third-floor bath-
room said she saw a man
watching her before he fled
down the stairs, University
Police reported. The man
was wearing a green sweat-
shirt and carrying a black
Locked out of

Fire punch

WHAT: Almost every
student a capella group on
campus will show off their
singing skills at the largest a
capella concert of the year.
Tickets cost $10.
WHO: Michigan A capella
WHEN: Saturday at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Audi-
* An article in the Nov. 3
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("MSA commission
advocates for Department
ofQueer Studies")mis-
identified the group that
will hold a discussion on
the possibility of creating
the queer studies depart-
ment. It is the faculty in
the related academic area.

*" An article in the Nov. 2
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("LEAD Program.
focused on diversity
receives $250K dona-
Matthew Jones's affili-
ation with the School of
Social Work. He is a
University alum.
" An article in the Nov. 1
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("Cantor: U.S. needs
a 'Steve Jobs plan"')
misidentified Ann Arbor
City Council member
Stephen Kunselman.
. An article in the Nov.
3 edition of The B-Side
("The StarKids Are All
the person who wrote
the song "Voldemort
is Going Down." A.J.
Holmes wrote it.
" Please report any
error in the Daily to

The FBI arrested four
Georgia senior citizens
for allegedly plotting to
poison U.S. citizens and gov-
ernment officials, talking-
pointsmemo.com reported.
The men were plotting to kill
people they believed to be
The committment
of superstar Mitch
McGary puts Michi-
gan basketball in the nation-
al spotlight, but this story
dates back to the bleachers
of a small-town Indiana high
A 64-year-old man was
stabbed by a stranger
who was hiding in the
backseat of his car, WTAE
reported. The man who
was stabbed has since been
released from the hospital.
It is unknown why he was

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WHERE: West Quadrangle
WHEN: Thursday at about
12:55 a.m.
WHAT: A male visitor
under the influence of alco-
hol punched a fire extin-
guisher, University Police
reported. He received a
hand injury and was taken
to the hospital.

WHERE: Dennison
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 6:40 p.m.
WHAT: A building key was
reported stolen between
Oct. 6 and 11, University
Police reported. There are
no suspects.


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Occupy protesters disavow
violent outburst in Oakland

Occupy Oakh
protesters sh
down city's p
Occupy Wall Street pr
had just half a day to c
what they saw as their
victory so far: a daylong
ing in Oakland, Calif., th
thousands of people anc
the peaceful shutdown
nation's fifth-busiest por
after midnight, the va
Hours after a small g
what city leaders called
cateurs" clashed with rio
set fires and shattered v
early yesterday, demon
across the country con
the violence and w<

and whether it was a turn that would no organizational structure and
destroy their cause. no high-profile leaders can - or
lut "They don't speak for the should - do anything to stop
majority of people who were here those they called troublemakers.
ort yesterday," said Hadas Alterman, Yesterday afternoon, rep-
a college student who was gather- resentatives from the Occupy
(AP) - ingtrash at a tent camp near Oak- Oakland media committee read
otesters land City Hall. "That was an hour a statement saying participants
elebrate of action, and we were out here supported the goal of reclaiming
biggest for 12 hours and it was peaceful." empty buildings to serve the pub-
gather- The 3,000-person protest out- lic but regretted that their day-
at drew side the port Wednesday night long downtown demonstration
d led to represented an escalation in tac- was marred by an "autonomous"
of the tics as demonstrators targeted a group.
t. Then, major symbol of the nation's com- "It is unfortunate that the
ndalism merce with peaceful rallies and unprecedented mobilization
sit-ins, managing to effectively and engagement of tens of thou-
roup of suspend maritime operations sands of our neighborhood in this
"provo- there for the night. beautiful Oakland city should be
t police, The street spasm that fol- marred by broken windows and
windows lowed when about 200 people graffiti," Laura Long said, read-
strators tried to take over a vacant build- ing the statement. "Occupy Oak-
demned ing, however, raised questions land does not advocate violence
ondered about whether a movement with and has no interest in supporting
actions that endanger the com-
munity and possibilities that it
has worked to build."
The group released a state-
ment last night saying it doesn't
support vandalism but would
: * not take an official position until
Friday's night "General Assem-
bly" meeting.
So far, few cities have
reached the level of Oakland, a
S D T IO T unique place with along history
of tensions between residents
and police.
Bob Norkus at the Occupy
Boston camp said the riots didn't
-Crepresent the broader move-
ment and likely wouldn't have
a lasting effect on it, either. The
movement is still evolving and
mistakes are inevitable, he said.
It "has to be nonviolent, or
elseitwill just end. We won'tget
the support," he said. "It doesn't
mean you can't agitate people.
But you can't also be breaking
windows and burning."
Police in riot gear arrested
more than 80 protesters in
downtown Oakland, where
OFF ANY bands of masked protesters
A E1 took over a vacant building,
erected roadblocks and threw
chunks of concrete and fire-
-1 bombs. Five people and several
officers were injured.

From Page 1
(R-Mich.) and Fred Upton (R-
Walser said he is concerned
that further cuts to federal loan
programs, coinciding with rises
in tuition at the University and
schools nationwide, would push
college out of reach for many stu-
"We've seen an increasing gap
between aid programs by the gov-
ernment and the rising costs of
tuition, and it's really becoming
very, very difficult for students
from lower-income families to
have access to higher education,"
he said. "That's terrible for the
future of our country, when not
everyone has equal rights and
equal access to education.",
The fear that lower-income
students could not afford to attend
college in the wake of imperiled
loan programs inspired MSA to
get "fully on board with this ini-
tiative," Walser said. MSA is also
coordinating a campaign to give
students postcards addressed to
state politicians and deliver them
to the politicians' offices.
While he said he hopes the
measures will draw the commit-
tee's attention, Walser blamed
neither Republicans nor Demo-
crats for the decision to cut fed-
eral loan programs. Instead, he
said past cutbacks and the pros-
pect of future slashes reflected
a lack of concern for higher edu-
cation funding throughout Con-
"It's just a lack of priority on
education," Walser said.
Past cuts to federal student
aid programs include the elimi-

nation of year-round Pell Grants
and the termination of various
state grants. As part of the federal
deficit deal in August that averted
the government's default on its
debt, in-school interest subsidies
- which suspend the payment of
interest on student loans until six
months after graduation - were
eliminated for graduate and pro-
fessional students.
College officials and student
advocacy groups nationwide are
concerned that upcoming cuts
by the supercommittee could
lead to further rollbacks of the
Pell Grant program, according to
Tony Pals, director of communi-
cations for the National Associa-
tion of Independent Colleges and
Universities - one of 75 groups
and institutions that make up the
Student Aid Alliance.
Pals said the effect of further
cuts to the Pell Grant program
would be severe.
I "What happened in August
had a real impact on the ability
of students to afford their higher
education," he said. "And if addi-
tional cuts are made to the Pell
Grants, it could have a devastat-
ing impact."
He added that he was encour-
aged by the popularity of the
petition, which has about 45,000
electronic signatures as of last
night. In response to the wide-
spread support, Pals said the Alli-
ance raised its target to 100,000
"The response to the statement
has already exceeded our expec-
tations, and it speaks volumes
about just how important our stu-
dent aid programs are," he said.
Despite the success of the
petition, Pal said he still wor-
ries about the supercommittee's

upcoming decioion's:
The amount of the cuts is not
yet known, but one clue could
be the House and Senate plans,
according to Mark Eantrow-
itz, foundertand publisher of the
financial aid information website
Kantrowitz said the Senate
plan proposes the elimination of
the in-school interest subsidy for
undergraduate students, while
the House bill would cut eligi-
bility for the Pell Grant from 18
semesters to 12 and lower the
maximum annual income to
receive a Pell Grant from $31,000
to $15,000.
Whether the supercommit-
tee's resolutions will more closely
resemble the House or the Sen-
ate bill is hard to tell, Kantrowitz
said. Either way, he said cutting
student loan programs without
severe repercussions would be
nearly impossible.
"It'll be very hard for them to
cut without cutting significant
needs," Kantrowitz said. "This
isn't just getting rid of fraud and
waste and then improving effi-
ciency. This is cutting many areas
where there is a definite need for
the funding."
The underlying issue, Kan-
trowitz said, is that higher educa-
tion funding is not as important
as it should be to the federal gov-
"Post-secondary education and
student financial aid aren't even
in the top 10 in terms of govern-
ment priorities," he said. ""We
are entering a decade of severe
declines in college affordability,
and increasingly more and more
low-income students are going to
be priced out of the cost of a col-
lege education."






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