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tweets of the week
#rushlimbaugh
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I'm not amazed that Rush Limbaugh lost 9 advertisers.
I'm amazed he had 9 advertisers to begin with.
Mike Birbiglia
That Rush Limbaugh has a way with the ladies.
Bette Midler
Rush Limbaugh is the Taliban!!
Garry Shandling
I think rush limbaugh owes me an apology for saying
he was "trying to be humorous."
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a week of daily stories

The Michigan men's basketball team won
a share of the Big Ten title on Sunday after
Michigan State fell to Ohio State, resulting
in a three- way tie for the title.

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is for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and
state legislators to invest more resources
in higher education, according to Pol-
lack. And in a state with limited financial
resources, it is difficult to convince Lan-
sing to invest in higher education above
other fields.
"We need citizens, business people,"
Pollack said. "Everyone has to buy into
the value of higher education and explain
why it's so important. It's going to take
some political will and it's going to take
some recognition of the value of higher
education by the legislators."
On Feb. 15, representatives of Business
Leaders for Michigan went before the
Michigan Senate Appropriations Sub-
committee for Higher Education to argue
that the trend of divesting in higher edu-
cation was a huge mistake.
A main point of the testimony was that
this year the state will spend 76 percent
more of its general fund on prisons than
on higher education. The group said it
couldn't understand whythe state spends
more money on prisons than public uni-

Obama cited the University as an example of how this
plan can be successful.
"Here at Michigan, you've done a lot to find savings in
your budget," he said. "We know this is possible."
The University has worked to cut down its general fund
budget. Since 2003, the University has slashed $235 million
and has saved almost $400 million through cost sharing
and other changes.
The University has cut down its expenditures by cre-
ating energy-saving programs. It also recently imple-
mented a policy that requires departments to schedule
more Friday and early morning classes to better utilize
classrooms. And the University is "actively pursuing
e-books," according to Pollack, in order to cut down text-
book expenses.
But there are morethings the University can do, accord-
ing to Watson.

What do you say to students worried about their
futures?
Take some time off. I say that because, forcing the issue,
I don't think necessarily ever really works. Sometimes you
need to allow for the happy accident to occur
Is there a certain event or work of art that moved you
to study American Culture?
I think the whole period of the early 7960s. 1 don't think
that 1 could point to a specific album. But it was the
context of the folk music revival. The whole vibrancy of
America rediscovering its musical roots.
If you had any superpower, what would it be?
I hate traveling. I hate the time it takes to travel. So I'd
like to be like either The Flash or Superman.

AUSTENHUFFOD/Dail
A major fire broke out at Broadway Auto
Care on Monday night. The blaze caused sig-
nificant structural damage, but there were
no injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown.
FUICKR
Movie star and former presidential aide Kal
- Penn will visit the University campus on
Thursday. Penn will be campaining for Presi-
dent Barack Obama's re-election.

Bruce Conforth
American Culture lecturer

No. 395:
A country isn't
"Third World"
simply because it
isn't "all-inclusive."

No. 396:
Springtime means
heading into the
Arb and ... and
damn, lost my train
of thought.

THE rules
No. 397:
Your GSI is most
certainly NOT
flirting with you.

ADAM GLANZMAN/Ualy
. Kellen Russell, a fifth-year senior on the
Michigan men's wrestling team, won his
fourth Big Ten title on Saturday.
Technical issues delayed the application of
television programming at campus recre-
ation facilities. The introduction of program-
ming is part of a $1.6 million renovation.

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