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ADS
From Page 1A
Michigan, according to a CNN/
ORC poll.
Those numbers were met with
no response from the Obama
campaign or pro-Obama inter-
est groups, who have spent no
money on TV advertising within
Michigan to date. Robinson said if
viewers do see presidential adver-
tisements at this time, they would
be on national cable networks or
major news channels.
Valentino said the lack of pres-
ence from both presidential cam-
paigns on the airwaves clearly
points to decrease in the competi-
tiveness of the race in Michigan.
"A better indication that Michi-
gan is competitive will be when
the Obama campaign spends
money, because right now they
don't feel a need to," Rich Robin-
son, executive director of MCFN,
said.
According to Robinson, Restore
our Future will go back to air-
ing pro-Romney ads for the next
few weeks, a move that he said he
believes is strategically smart.
Valentino said this careful dis-
tribution of nationwide advertise-
ments is part of a growing trend
to exclusively target voters in
important swing states such as
Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Florida
and Virginia.
REVAMP
From Page 1A
unions," she said. "We're wanting
to make sure that the facilities are
good, the fields are good."
Though it will be challenging
to renovate all three of the athlet-
ic compounds and all three of the
unions, Harper said she believes
the University is capable of the
task.
"We're really trying to think
creatively," she said.
Canning said Building a Better
Michigan's efforts to add a small
fee to students' tuition, as a sup-

"Many Americans will see no
political ads whatsoever or very
few and other Americans will be
absolutely inundated, seeing more
than 10 per person, (or) 20 differ-
ent ads in the course of the last
several weeks of the campaign,"
Valentino said.
As of Sunday, neither the Obama
nor Romney campaigns had replied
to requests for comment.
Even with an increased reliance
on social media campaigning, as
well as door-to-door outreach,
Robinson estimates that approxi-
mately two-thirds of a campaign's
budget is typically spent on TV
advertising.
However, MCFN reported that
more than 70 percent of Romney's
advertising is sponsored by undis-
closed donors in the form of 501(c)
(4) corporations that, unlike PACs
and SuperPACs, do not disclose
their financial reports or donors.
Robinson said ads that discuss
the unsuitability of a candidate
rather than explicitlytelling view-
ers to vote for them are typically
funded by the 501(c)(4) corpora-
tions.
Advocates and opponents of
Proposition 3 in Michigan, which
would require all electric power
companies to provide 25 percent
of their services from renewable
resources by 2025, have raised
about $8.9 million, $6.2 million
of which is in opposition, accord-
ing to the National Institute on
plement to using University fund-
ing to pay for the renovations, is
critical to implementing the pro-
gram. She added that the club
received overwhelming support
in favor of the student fee when
it surveyed 5,000 students and
faculty last year, and if passed
among the regents, the fee would
be implemented in the next aca-
demic year.
Canning added that the club
has observed the amenities avail-
able at other schools and is hop-
ing to establish some of the more
popular services at the Univer-
sity.
"At other schools they have

Money in State Politics, a political
spending tracking group.
To date, the oppositional fund-
ing has come from the Clean
Affordable Renewable Energy for
Michigan Coalition, whose pri-
marily donors include DTE and
CMS Energy - the parent organi-
zation of Consumers Energy.
Robinson also noted that Prop-
osition 6, which would require
voter consent on new bridges and
tunnels between Michigan and
Canada, will continue to have a
large presence on statewide TV.
Robinson said the Moroun family
- of which Matty Moroun owns
the Ambassador Bridge linking
Detroit and Windsor - spent $10
million on TV ads promoting the
measure even before it was on the
ballot.
"They'll continue to spend
their half million (dollars) a week
right up until Election Day," Rob-
inson said.
Valentino predicted that Prop-
osition 2, which would protect
the right for unions to collec-
tively bargain, will get significant
airtime due to its controversial
nature.
Protect Our Jobs, the com-
mittee supporting the collective
bargaining ballot initiative, has
already raised $8,143,307with the
support of numerous Michigan
unions, according to MCFN. The
committee had spent $1,153,619 as
of July.
maybe a juice bar or a healthy
eatery in their gyms for after
workouts," she said. "There could
also be more trainers and classes
available."
The group is holding a town
hall meeting on Monday from 7 to
8 p.m. in the Michigan League for
student's to voice their opinions,
which Canning said she hopes
students will take advantage of in
order to make suggestions.
"We get a ton of e-mails about
renovations and why buildings
around campus could be more
functional," she said. "But we
really need (student) support to
make that happen."

LOVE
From Page 1A
it for a five-yard rush up the
gut. First down. But wait, Irish
defenders jump up and down
saying they have it, and Denard
lays on the ground in frustra-
tion.
Collective face-palm. For
some reason, you search for any
excuse to not blame Denard.
You tell yourself that was solid
defense, that somebody must
have gotten a helmet on the ball.
Nothing could've been done
about that.
You go back to Twitter and
find out Denard is now Michi-
gan's all-time leader in total
yards.
Nothing sums up his enig-
matic career better than the
fact that he just passed Chad
Henne's yardage mark (9,400)
in the midst of one of the most
abysmal performances of his
college career. You scroll further
down your feed, and there it is -
he also surpassed Henne's mark
for the most interceptions (37).
Sounds about right.
After the game, a somber
BODY IMAGE
From Page 1A
Hash, an assistant professor of
emergency medicine, will facili-
tate a surveythat will be sent to a
random sample of 10,000 under-
graduate and graduate students,
where they will answer a series of
questions about eating habits.
"It would be great if we get
a really good response rate,"
Dooley-Hash said. "I know that
people get a lot of surveys and it's
hard to find time to fill them all
out but we're keeping our fingers
crossed that we get a fairly decent
response rate."
Lipson met Dooley-Hash after
starting her doctoral program in
the University's School of Edu-
cation. She expressed interest in
mental health of post-secondary
students with an emphasis on
eating and eating disorders, and
was later introduced to Dooley-
Hash after working with Daniel
Eisenberg, an assistant professor
of health management and policy.
When the duo discovered that
a $20,000 grant from the Global
Foundation For Eating Disorders
could help fund their research
initiatives, they decided to pro-
ceed together.
Dooley-Hash said the study
is expansive focus of the study
is critical to understanding rela-
tionships with food and devel-
DAVIS
From Page1A

Denard talked to the media.
"I want to say sorry to every-
body who watches Michigan
football and whoever follows
Michigan football," he said. "I
want to say sorry. It won't hap-
pen no more. I'm going to be
accountable for the rest of the
season, I'll tell you that much."
Shades of Tim Tebow. Seri-
ously, there's no way you can
hate this guy. He's a natural-
born leader, just cursed with a
subpar arm.
Part of you longs for Shane
Morris - the pocket-passing
stud who actually fits offensive
coordinator Al Borges's system
- set to arrive in Ann Arbor
next fall. But Denard's no red-
headed stepchild. You still love
him.
You love his unbridled opti-
mism, his infectious smile. You
love his untied shoelaces. You
loved him from the first time
he lined up in the shotgun in a
Michigan uniform, when, like a
magician, he picked up a fum-
bled snap and turned it into a
43-yard touchdown run against
Western Michigan.
You love that Denard helps
opponents up off the ground
oping eating order prevention
methods as diets and eating
become increasingly popular in
today's culture.
"It seems important to look
at the whole campus and the
whole student body so that we
can design interventions and ...
prevention methods that apply
to everybody," Dooley-Hash said.
"What we're hoping to come out
of it is that we get a better idea of
how campus life influences peo-
ple as far as their eating behaviors
and body image and all of those
kind of things."
Lipson said U-SHAPE is dif-
ferent from previous studies
because the survey is campus
wide, as opposed to previous
studies that have been conduct-
ed within subgroups of campus,
such as sororities.
"We're casting the umbrella
much wider to say we're inter-
ested in a student's life that might
just be a little bit more difficult
because they have negative body
image and what can we try to do
help that student," Lipson said.
"So the questions were asking are
different because they're inter-
ested inthisbroader range of top-
ics related to eating, body image
and not just the sort of diagnos-
able characteristics."
After conducting the sur-
vey this fall at the University,
U-SHAPE will expand to Michi-
gan State University in the win-

when the play is over - even last
season against Michigan State,
well after Spartan defensive end
William Gholston showed utter
disrespect for human life by div-
ing into a pile and purposefully
twisting Denard's facemask 90
degrees to the left.
In the postgame press confer-
ence on Saturday, a disheveled
Brady Hoke reminded the media
that Denard "has done a pretty
doggone good job being a quar-
terback at Michigan."
Fergodsakes. Where would
the Wolverines be right now
without him? His receiving
corps is thin, his running backs
aren't producing and his offen-
sive line is inconsistent. Denard
is the beginning, middle and end
of Michigan's offense, and it's
been that way pretty much his
whole career.
This week you'll listen to
ESPN pundits tell you Denard
is a crappy passer. And yeah,
it's true. But you'll still smile
because, admit it - you still love
Denard.
- Luke Pasch can be reached
at Ipasch@umich.edu or on
Twitter: @lucaspasch.
ter and they hope to eventually
spread to campuses nationwide.
Dooley-Hash noted that eating
disorders can have serious conse-
quences for college students, not-
ing that dropping out of school is
the most common result.
"Long term-wise it can inter-
fere with basically everything in
life, forming relationships, get-
ting a job, finishing school (and)
health consequences," Dooley-
Hash said. "Actually eating disor-
ders have a really high mortality
rate compared to other mental
illnesses. About 10 percent of
people die from eating disorders
that have them for longterm."
Similarly, she said eating dis-
orders are being more commonly
diagnosed, though Dooley-Hash
clarified this may not be due to an
increased prevalence, but rather
an increased awareness of the
symptoms.
Lipson said that she believes
that students, especially those
just starting college, use eating
disorders to feel more in control
amid stress overtheir studies and
social situations.
Still, because there is no full
set of data to confirm this, she
said that conclusion is drawn
from collections of smaller sets of
data, and U-SHAPE hopes to fill
the void in information in order
to develop more advanced pre-
vention and intervention meth-

In wake of rape comment,
Akin seeks to restore image

Congressmen
shows no sign of
dropping out as
deadline looms
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)
- Written off by many in his
own party a mere month ago,
Republican Rep. Todd Akin has
been slowly rebuilding his Sen-
ate campaign after apologizing
for inflammatory remarks about
pregnancy and rape.
Now Akin is approaching a
critical week that could deter-
mine whether his re-emerging
campaign can gain enough
momentum to put Missouri
back in the battleground col-
umn as Republicans attempt to
win control of the Senate from
Democrats.
Tuesday is the deadline for
Akin to get a court order to
drop his challenge of Demo-
cratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
But Akin says he won't do so.
Instead, Akin plans to ramp up
his campaign. He's holding a
fundraiser Monday with for-
mer Republican presidential
candidate Newt Gingrich. He's
addressing a potentially influ-
ential group of pastors Tuesday
morning. Then as the drop-out
clock ticks down, he's kick-
ing off a statewide bus tour for
his Senate bid that will include
venerable conservative activist
Phyllis Schlafly.
"I believe the state of the
campaign is looking better and
better," Akin said Friday after
engaging McCaskill in their
first debate and then rallying on
the Missouri Capitol lawn with
supporters of a newly formed
women-for-Akin coalition.
Akin has apologized repeat-
edly since a TV interview aired
Aug. 19 in which he suggested
that women's bodies have a nat-
ural defense against pregnancy
in cases of "legitimate rape."
He has repeatedly rejected calls
of top national Republicans -
including presidential candidate
Mitt Romney - to quit the race
so the state GOP committee
can appoint a replacement can-
didate. Yet some have doubted

Akin's resolve.
"There are a lot of donors who
have satlon the sidelines and are
waiting" for Tuesday's drop-out
deadline to pass, said Rick Tyler,
a former Gingrich aide who
joined Akin's campaign as part
of the re-building effort. "We
are tilling that hard soil now -
that is, reaching out to people
who could potentially give sig-
nificant amounts of dollars."
Come Tuesday, "those donors
are going to see that Todd's
going to be on the ballot," Tyler
adds.
Whether that triggers an
avalanche of money for Akin
remains one of the most impor-
tant questions facing his cam-
paign.
Akin already was starting
from behind against McCaskill
financially after spending all
but a few hundred thousand dol-
lars to win a contentious Aug.
7 Republican primary. After
his rape remark, Akin lost the
financial support of the Repub-
lican National Committee, the
Republican senators' political
committee and the deep-pock-
eted Crossroads group affiliated
with Republican strategist Karl
Rove. That zapped millions of
dollars of planned TV advertis-
ing.
Since then, Akin has raised
nearly $600,000 through a
small-dollar, online appeal
that has cast his candidacy as
an anti-establishment crusade
against both Republican Party
bosses and President Barack
Obama's administration. For-
mer Republican presidential
candidate Mike Huckabee has
aided the Internet fundraising
drive. But Gingrich's event Mon-
day - at $500 a person or $750
per couple - will be Akin's first
prominent headliner for a tradi-
tional fundraiser in at least five
weeks.
"This is an act of conscience
on my part - I didn't like seek-
ing a guy getting beaten up by
the power structure," Gingrich
said.
But Gingrich also is prag-
matic.
"If the Republicans are going
to win control of the Senate,
they need Missouri," said Gin-

grich, who led the Republican
takeover of the U.S. House in
1994.
Others also are considering
coming to Akin's aid, including
Sen. Jim DeMint, of South Caro-
lina, who has built the Senate
Conservatives Fund into a for-
midable fundraising organiza-
tion for its favored candidates.
Republicans need a net gain
of four seats in the November
elections to take control of the
Senate. But Republican-held
seats in Maine and Massachu-
setts are jeopardy, and losses
there would increase the num-
ber of seats the GOP must wrest
away from Democrats. Missouri
had been considered one of the
Republicans' best chances for a
pick-up until Akin's rape remark
undercut his campaign.
Regardless, Republican
National Committee Chairman
Reince Priebus flatly reiterated
on Sunday he would be sending
no resources to aid Akin's cam-
paign.

anyone who ever went to prison the theme is that injustice
and it's really easily to separate shouldn't be anywhere any-
yourself from that and not truly more."

understand it." He also emphasized that
until his death, receiving the During the vigil, which was the groups' message expands
support of various human rights sponsored by the Black Student beyond that of remembering
groups. Union, Students Organizing Davis.
LSA senior Zach Baker, the Against Prisons and the Uni- "I think it's really important,
event organizer, said he devel- versity's chapter of Amnesty everything happens so fast now,
oped a passion for social justice International, representatives it's easy to get caught up in our
issues while volunteering at a of each participating organiza- school and other things and not
prison. In order to commemo- tion spoke on the importance of take the time to take the time to
rate Davis's death and raise human rights, equality and rais- stop and remember and wait a
awareness on prison injustices, ing awareness for such causes. second a remember there's big-
Baker helped unite student Organizers invited attendees to ger things in the world to pay
groups on campus under the share their own thoughts and attention to and see if my voice
common cause. reactions, before concluding can be heard, even if it's a small
"We have a lot of really active with a moment of silence. group of people that gather,"
student groups," Baker said. "A "It's throwing sparks in all Baker said. "It's not the size, it's
lot of students here don't know directions," Baker said. "I hope the spirit that matters."

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