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FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
Michigan,
2020 aims
to provide
student aid

School of Music senior Dianne Miller and Rebecca Garber demonstrate different fight techniques at a meeting for Ring of Steel at the Student Theater Arts Com-
piex yesterday.
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
U' officials finalize policy on
Native Americanre mains

Senator Warren
makes proposal to
state Legislature
By PAIGE PEARCY
Daily Ne ws Editor
In a proposal to the state
Legislature yesterday, state
Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann'
Arbor) introduced a plan to
decrease the cost for Michigan
residents of attending a public
university in the state.
The bill - called Michigan
2020 - calls for the state to
individually grant $9,575, the
average cost of tuition at a pub-
lic university in Michigan, each
year to all students who previ-
ously completed K-12 education
at a public school in the state.
Students who only attended
Michigan public K-12 schools
for part of their schooling will
receive a percentage of the
$9,575.
Warren said the purpose of
the legislation is to incentivize
students to attend colleges in
the state and decrease student
debt, while ultimately prevent-
ing "brain drain" - the mass

exodus ot students trom tne
state following graduation.
"It's sort of our wonderful
recognition of, 'You're invest-
ing in Michigan, we're going to
invest in you as well,"' Warren
said.
Michigan 2020 is modeled
after the Kalamazoo Promise
which launched in2005, accord-
ing to Warren. The program
offers a four-year. scholarship
that pays for tuition and manda-
tory fees at 43 universities in the
state, including the University
of Michigan, to students who
completed grades nine through
12 in Kalamazoo Public Schools.
The announcement of the
new plan follows a public let-
ter University President Mary
Sue Coleman wrote to Presi-
dent Barack Obama last month
advocating college affordabil-
ity. Coleman wrote that higher
education funding should be
a priority for state and federal
legislators.
"Higher education is a pub-
lic good currently lacking pub-
lic support," Coleman wrote.
See STUDENT AID, Page 2

Collection of
artifacts to be
1 returned to tribes
ByAARON GUGGENHEIM
Daily StaffReporter
The University announced
yesterday that it has finalized
its decision to return its collec-
tion of Native American human
remains and funerary objects,

15 years after formal dialogue
between the University and
Native American tribes began.
In 1990, Congress passed the
Native American Grave Pro-
tection and Repatriation Act,
which required all museums
possessing Native American
remains or funerary objects
to catalog and return them to
the tribes that were cultur-
ally affiliated with them. As a
result, some of the University
collection was returned.

Despite this requirement,
the University has remained
in possession of 1,600 remains_
and 16,000 funerary objects
that were culturally unidentifi-
able, according to a University
press release issued yesterday.
However, a federal court rul-
ing on May 15, 2010 mandated
that the University return
the culturally unidentifiable
remains and funerary objects
to tribes native to the area
where the remains were found.

Stephen Forrest, the Uni-
versity's vice president for
research, said the effort to
develop the policy behind
returning the remains has been
a community effort.
"You can't do this alone,"
Forrest said. "It (has been)
a large community effort to
make this thing come togeth-
er," he said.
Forrest added that the par-
ticipation of the Native Amer-
See REMAINS, Page 3

AROUND ANN ARBOR
At restaurant week, owners
showcase food and service h 7

Decreased prices
among perks of
* semi-annual event
By CHELSEA LANDRY
DailyStaffReporter
Crisp white linen and twin-
kling crystal are standard decor
at Shalimar, the Indian restau-
rant located at 307 S. Main St.,

but recently, the upscale scene
was interrupted by the addition
of a large purple poster adver-
tising the upcoming Ann Arbor
Restaurant Week.
Shalimar is one of 49 eater-
ies participating in this year's
event, which starts Sunday and
ends next Friday. Binod Dhakal,
Shalimar's manager, as well as
other local business owners, said
they are looking forward to the
opportunity to attract communi-

ty members to their restaurants.
"People come on Restaurant
Week who have never been to
our restaurant before," he said.
"I have some people who came
from last Restaurant Week ...
now (they are) regulars."
To attract new customers,
participating establishments will
offer a limited selection of items
from their full menu at discount-
ed prices. Select lunch entrees
See RESTAURANT, Page 2

LOCAL BUSINESSES
A2 establishments launch new
universal loyalty card program

. TERESA MATHEW/Daily
Engineering sophomore Kevin Cheng speaks with a potential employer at the MPowered Career Fair yesterday.
Fifth annual MPowered Career Fair
draws more than 1,000 students

Fi
Cai

Bubble Tea, BTB, now be linked together with the
implementation of a new cus-
Espresso Royale tomer loyalty card program.
Flock Tag - a concept creat-
first users ed by David Lin, Bubble Island
owner and Business graduate
By CECE ZHOU student, and Business alum
DailyStaffReporter Adrian Fortino - is a universal
customer loyalty card that pro-
Though bubble tea, coffee vides incentives for purchas-
and burritos never had much es at local businesses in Ann
in common before, they will Arbor. The goal of the program

is to prevent the accumulation
of multiple punch cards from
various stores, since the card
includes information for all par-
ticipating businesses, Lin said.
According to Lin, the three
businesses that currently uti-
lize the Flock Tag program are
Bubble Island, Espresso Royale
and BTB Burrito, adding that
New York Pizza Depot will also
See CARD, Page 3

rms visit North recruiters.
At the event, which was held
npus to fill jobs, at Pierpont Commons and the
Duderstadt Center, about 100
internships start-up companies from more
than a dozen industries visited
By JOSH QIAN the University seeking to hire
Daily StaffReporter approximately 400 Michigan
students to fill full time job and
the fifth annual MPow- internship positions.
Career Fair yesterday, The event was sponsored
nots seeking employment by the University's Center for
local, smaller entre- Entrepreneurship and hosted
urial companies had by student leaders from MPow-
chance to interact with ered Entrepreneurship, a Uni-

versit pstudentuorganization
chat supports student career-
oriented ventures.
More than 1,000 Michigan
students attended the North
Campus event between 1 p.m.
and 5 p.m., Public Policy junior
DJ McKerr, the fair's project
director, said. McKerr said he
believes the event empowers
small companies to transform
their ideas into reality by hir-
ing ambitious students.
"By removing the big-
See MPOWERED, Page 3

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ered
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