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LEFT President Barack Obama
speaks at the Intramural Sports
building Wednesday about
raising the federal minimum
wage to $10.10. (ALLISON
FARRAN D/Daily)
UPPER RIGHT LSA sophomore
Meagan Shokar celebrates as
Make Michigan wins the CSG
elections Tuesday. (ALLISON
FARRAN D/Daily)
BOTTOM RIGHT Public Policy
junior Maya Menlo (left),
Washtenaw Community College
freshman Micah Smith (center),
and LSA freshman Jean-Philippe
Dubois (right) march for
manufacturing reform Monday.
(ADAM GLANZMAN/Daily)

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Pan-Hellenic Dance for Jeopardy contestant
Student profile Shoes meaning step show earth powwow Ton Cavanaugh said
BYIANDILLINGHAM BYALLEN DONNE w host Alex Trebek's suit
WHAT: Multiple chapters WHAT: Native American was made by 8-year-olds.
LSA senior Mira The shoes people wear, from the National Pan- students will perform at Cavanaugh is working on
Friedlander accompanied Donne writes, say something Hellenic Council present the 42nd annual Dance for a documentary exploring
President Barack Obama to about them. In this blog, step performances that Mother Earth Powwow. sweatshop labor globally. He
lunch at Zingerman's Deli Donne conducts a thorough emulate famous video WHO: Native American said he's trying to "put a face
Wednesday, over which analysis of different types games. Tickets are $15. Student Association on who makes our clothes."

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she talked with the POTUS
about wages. Eating with the
President yielded one issue,
she said: he picked a "new"
pickle over an "old" one.
Women's wages
BY ERIN KWIDERIS
Kwideris argues that
minimum wage is largely a
women's issue, as 49-percent
of minimum wage workers
are female. This, she writes,
is a "contributing factor to
the feminization of poverty."
Kwideris adds that women
can and should be sources of
primary income.

of shoes, including running
shoes, casual sneakers,
Oxfords and "basketballi
inspired" kicks.
Campus rally
BY WILL GREENBERG
For the 36th year running,
the Ann Arbor chapter of
Take Back the Night staged
a rally Wednesday before
marching through the city
streets to promote sexual
assault awareness. Mayor
John Hieftje was one of thet
speakers at the rally. I
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WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Power Center
Drama:
Marisol
WHAT: A drama by Jose
Rivera tagged as angry,
fearsome, fantastic and
poetically frenzied.
Recommended for mature
audiences only. Tickets are
$10 with a student ID.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Tonight at 8p.m.
WHERE: Walgreen
Drama Center, Arthur
Miller Theatre

WHEN: Saturday from 12
p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Skyline High
School; 2552 N. Maple Rd.
Pedagogue
to perform
WHAT: World famous
pianist Leon Fleisher will
perform and teach.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Building,
Britton Recital Mall
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The Michigan football
team will hold its
final spring practice
of 2014 on Saturday at
Michigan Stadium. The Daily
previews what to watch for
after a month of practice.
" FOR MORE, SEE SPORTS, PAGE 6
Turns out the
U.S. Agency for
International
Development created a
secret Cuban twitter account
to steal private data for
political purposes. The goal
was to "sow disruption," the
Associated Press reported.

LSA reduces restrictions
for credit transfer policy

'U' teams with consultants
to explore housing options

Students now able
to transfer credits
from community
colleges more easily
By YARDAIN AMRON
Daily StaffReporter
Wednesday afternoon, LSA
students received an e-mail from
the Newman Academic Advising
Center announcing a new transfer
credit policy beginning in spring
that will allow students - regard-
less of class standing - to transfer
credits earned at a community
college.
The new policy eliminates a
restriction that limited transfer-
ring community college credit
to students with fewer than 60
credits at the University. Now,
students with over 60 credits, or
junior and senior standing, can
also transfer community college
-HS

credit. munity college."
"Behind the old policy was The policy will affect students
the idea that community colleges .like LSA junior Stephanie Pena,
teach first year and second year who is in her first semester at the
courses and therefore juniors University as a transfer student
and seniors at a four year institu- from Lansing Community Col-
tion shouldn't get credit for first lege. Pena transferred in about 57
year and second year courses," credits from her time at LCC and
said Tim Dodd, director of the until now, was preparing to fin-
Newnan Academic Advising ish up the rest of her credits at the
Center. "Our counterargument University.
was that juniors and seniors take "I was a little bummed out
introductory -100 and 200 level when I wastold earlier this semes-
- coursework all the time here ter I wouldn't be able to complete
at the University and we don't any more credits at community
prevent them from getting credit college because I knew I would
from takingthose courses." be going back home this sum-
Dodd said it was also a matter mer," Pena said. "Now this new
of economic fairness. policy allows me to go back home
"There are a lot of students who and take some extra college cred-
do need to take courses off cam- its, and it will let me do that at a
pus but can't necessarily afford to cheaper cost as well."
take them at a four-year institu- Pena said she paid $87 per
tion," Dodd said. "We thought it credit at LCC. For Spring 2014 at
would be only fair for those who the University, in-state students
may have economic hardship to pay $690 for the first credit and
take courses that are typically $510 for every additional credit.
much cheaper percredit at a com- Out-of-state students pay $1,825
for the first credit and $1,645 for
every additional credit.
Dodd said the policy change
will mostly affect students try-
ing to catch up on credits, fulfill
requirements, or those who were
suspended from the University
3 8 and need to complete credits out-
side of the University as a condi-
7 4 5 tion for return.
"I don't think this is going to be
a tectonic shift in what students
8 3 do with their summers," Dodd
said.

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icago-based firm third party coming in and taking
a look at the residential facilities,
lds focus groups the residential experience that
we offer for both undergraduate
gather student and graduate students has been
very helpful," Logan said.
suggestions The three focus groups on
Monday of this week had three
By ANASTASSIOS different residential themes.
ADAMOPOULOS One included students who live
Daily StaffReporter on campus, another students
living off campus and the third
explore the future of Uni- was with student staff who live
y Housing, three different and work in residence halls. On
groups of undergraduate Tuesday, another meeting was
nts met Monday with the held with seven undergraduate
Group, a real estate servic- students living in North Campus
mpany, to discuss what lies residences.
1. Students shared what they
e Scion Group, based in like about living on and off cam-
go, consults with institu- pus and what the advantages
of higher education and and challenges are in each case,
e-sector companies that including what would they like to
de housing for students on change. They also asked students
development projects. Scion about the difficulties of finding
nced its partnership with housing.
niversity on Feb. 3 of this Logan said as the Residential
The company has held sev- Life Initiative comes to an end
ocus groups with students with the renovation of West Quad
February to March, Uni- Residence Hall, which will begin
y Housing spokesman Peter in May, the University thought it
n said. was an importanttime to talk with
the meetings with stu- students and gauge their opinions
faculty and administra- on what could be done next.
the Scion Group gathered "We are trying to anticipate
nation and performed mar- what more should we be doing in
search on housing in Ann terms of student housing experi-
to help form a vision for ence at U of M after 2015 when
ars ahead for both graduate West Quad reopens" Logan said.
ndergraduate student hous- University President Mary Sue
tions. Coleman launched he Residential
essentially an objective Life in 2004 for the improvement

and development of University
Housing facilities including 18
residence halls, the nine resi-
dential dining halls and the five
North Campus apartment com-
plexes.
These developments included
upgrading and renovating exist-
ing residences like East Quad Resi-
dence Hall in 2013, South Quad in
2014 and WestQuadin2015,aswell
as the construction of North Quad
Residence Hall in 2010. Logan said
the Universityhas committed $650
million to the RLI.
"University Housing over
the past several years has been
involved in a remarkable cam-
paign to improve our facilities
(and) improve the residential
experience" Logan said.
Logan said the attendance in
the focus groups varies with as
little as one person showing, to a
dozen or more students attended
others. Regardless, Logan said he
has seen constructive feedback.
"It's just been helpful getting
the undergraduate perspective
of what is a good, what is a sup-
portive living experience for
them," Logan said.
Logan said there may be
more sessions in June, depend-
ing on the student population
on campus, and that Scion will
complete their research in July.
Scion will conclude their study
by sending an online survey to
.undergraduate students about
their student housing experi-
ence, Logan added.

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