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DUELING VIEWPOINTS: The University's chapters of College Democrats and Republicans debate higher education reforms. > PAGE 4A

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
Req uests
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Engineering senior Rama Mwenesi leads students insa chant in the protestet for tuition equality near the Fleming Administration Building on Thursday morning.
Administrators focus of
early- morningpotest

James Holmes
applied to
neuroscience
graduate program
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily StaffReporter
Though other universities,
have approved requests for the
release of the graduate school
application of James Holmes -
the 24 year old charged in the
mass shootingthat took place at
an Aurora, Colo. movie theater
in July - the University denied
a Freedom of Information Act
request to view his denied appli-
cation to the University's neuro-
science graduate program.
In a letter to The Michigan
Daily on Tuesday, Gary Krenz,
special counsel ' to University
President Mary Sue Coleman,
denied the Daily's appeal to the
University's initial denial for the
documents early this month.
In a Sept. 11 letter to The
Michigan Daily, Patricia Sell-
inger, the University's FOIA
coordinator, said an Aug. 31
request to review Holmes's
application was denied because
disclosing the application would
"constitute an unwarranted
invasion of an individual's pri-

vacy," which is an excerpt from
Section 13 (1)(a) of the Michigan
Freedom of Information Act,
and details exemptions from the
act.
The state's FOIA law details
how public records should be
released and what types of
records and information do
not have to be released, ofare
exempt from the law.
In his response to the Daily's
appeal, Krenz wrote that the
University generally deems
applications as exempt from
FOIA.
"It is our considered assess-
ment that a student application
is an integral record and that
disclosure of any part ofit would
constitute anunwarranted inva-
sion of privacy," Krenz wrote.
Though Michigan's FOIA law
allows for private information
within a document to be redact-
ed, Krenz wrote that the release
of any part of an application
would put the entire admissions
process in jeopardy.
"The release of a student
application inthis or other cases
would havewebelieve, deleteri-
ous effect on the applicants and
on the admissions process, and
we consequently believe that
the University and the public
are best served by protecting the
integrity and confidentiality of
See APPLICATON, Page 3A

Coalition for
Tuition Equality
continues efforts
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
DailyStaffReporter
Though most students dread
the thought of voluntarily wak-
ing up before 8 a.m., the Coali-
tion for Tuition Equality did just

that Thursday morning to advo-
cate for undocumented student
tuition equity.
More than 100 students rep-
resenting all 17 member groups
of CTE - including the Uni-
versity's chapter of College
Democrats and the Migrant and
Immigrant's Rights Advocacy
group - attended the protest
outside the Fleming Administra-
tion Building. Fighting Obstacles
Knowing Ultimate Success, a

student organization that uses
the arts to promote social equal-
ity, planned the early morning
event in an attempt to attract
administrator attention to their
cause. Attendees plastered The
Cube in Regent's. Plaza with
stickers while carrying posters
and banners boasting the pro-
test's message - "the dream of
affordable tuition for undocu-
mented students is too large to
be silenced."

The theme of the event was
"My dream is bigger than..." and
attendees scrawled messages
such as "My documents," "Mich-
igan Football," and "Mary Sue"
on stickers, posters and chalk-
boards.
After a few brief speeches and
rally cries, the student activists
linked arms, creating a human
chain around the administration
building.
See PROTEST, Page 3A

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
CSG contemplates altered
policies in wake of election
Assembly considers Commission, wrote the UEC's didn't own to encourage stu
opinionon ahearingthatdelayed dents to vote for Parikh ant

i-
.d

system revamp
after marathon
hearings
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
Seven months ago, Law stu-
dent Peter Borock, the former
chair of the University Elections

the approval of the Central Stu-
dent Government election by
weeks and nearly cost Business
senior Manish Parikh and LSA
junior Omar Hashwi the CSG
presidency and vice presidency.
Today, the assembly is still
discussing the charges of e-mail
listserv abuse during the March
CSG election, which spurred
the hearing after a supporter
e-mailed several listservs he

Hashwi.
Despite the 17 filed election
complaints, Borock wrote - in
a decision that essentially con-
densed what was already the
most competitive CSG election
in recent memory into a 3-2 deci-
sion - that these unprecedented
legal proceedings were not the
result of ill-intentioned candi-
dates, but a deeply flawed elec-
See CSG, Page 2A

SPEAKERS ON CAMPUS
Filmmaker Oliver Stone gives
his take on American history

ERIN KIRKLAND/Daily
LSA freshman Drew Clayborn, his father LeDon Clayborn, and LSA and School of Music Theater and Dance
freshman Lyndsay Burke celebrate a touchdown by Denard Robinson during the Michigan game on Sept. 8.
Despite disability, student
remains true to himself

Politics, philosophy
discussed at Penny
W. Stamps talk
By MATT EASTON
Daily Film Editor
Film dir-ector Oliver Stone
doesn't deal with small issues.
"We're dealing with huge
issues here," Stone exclaimed

near the end of his interview
with University alum and jour-
nalist Bob Woodruff, as part of
the Penny W. Stamps speaker
series at the Michigan Theater.
Talk about an understate-
ment.
The topics touched upon dur-
ing the acclaimed filmmaker's
interview were much bigger.
Stone, with his full attention
toward a packed audience, con-
templated the nuclear shadow

his generation lived in, cracked
jokes at the expense of George W.
Bush (apparently, a certain mem-
ber of the Reagan clan loved his
film "W."), solemnly discussed
his experiences during the Viet-
nam War and doled out advice for
burgeoning artists.
Throughout the interview,
Stone reiterated his opinion that
American history, as taught in
schools, lacks "empathy for the
See STONE, Page 3A

In face of adversity
freshman adjusts
to college life
By ERIN KIRKLAND
ManagingPhoto Editor
Some have called him an
inspiration. Others, a survivor.
But to LSA freshman and quad-

riplegic Drew clayborn, it's
simple: "I'mjust Drew."
The ventilator echoes behind
him, a gentle reminder of why
I'minhisroominthefirstplace.
It seems to complete his sen-
tences, acting as an extra form
of punctuation.
At first, I'm afraid to ask
about his accident, but trying to
dance around the question isn't
getting me anywhere: "Do you

mind tellingme what happened
that day? What went through
your mind?"
But he doesn't mind. In fact,
he's quite used to the inter-
views. Three local Detroit TV
stations - WJBK, WDIV, and
WXYZ - have all profiled him.
You name it, he's done it. But
I'm not interested in formu-
laic interviews consisting of
See ADVERSITY, Page 7A

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