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Regent Power abruptly resigns

48 Years Ago This Week
(March 12,1966)
University Regent Eugene B.
Power resigned to the shock of
many on campus.
Prior to Power's resignation,
Michigan Attorney General
Frank Kelley stated Power was in
a situation in which there was a
"substantial conflict of interest."
Before becoming regent, Power
was the founder of University
Microfilms, a company that used
microfilm to reproduce and pre-
serveolder scholarlyworks.
Once he became a regent, con-
tracts between the company and
the University were canceled in
orderto avoid a conflictof interest.
However, in the interim before

Power assumed office, the Uni-
versity continued to conduct busi-
ness with the company, making
Power's position as regent contro-
40 Years Ago This Week
(March 13,1974)
Approximately 70 streakers
and nearly 10,000 spectators
filled the Diag on March 13, 1974
for mass "streak-ins."
There were two mass
"streak-ins" along with the
occasional individual streakers
throughout the day. Organizers
called the event "Annual U-M
Lucky Streak." The days leading
up to the "Annual U-M Lucky
Streak" also saw a few individual

streakers in the Diag as well.
33 Years Ago This Week
(March10, 1981)
A fight in Bursley Residence
Hall led to a gunshot being fired
and the arrest of student Billy
The fight occurred in the
second-floor bathroom of the
residence hall. After the fight
was broken up, the two students
involved were taken downstairs
to speak to Housing Security. The
men continued to scuffle while
downstairs, and after nearing an
exit; Jackson fired a shot with his
handgun and then ran to his car.

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Freshman forward Evan Allen (15) fights for the puck
against Michigan State last Friday. Michigan won 7-1
on Friday, but lost ground in Big Ten standings by los-
ing Saturday night. For more, see SportsMonday.

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City arts funds
The Ann Arbor City
Council concluded the issue
of the excess arts funds at
last week's council meeting,
deciding to return the funds
to their original allocations.
Councilmembers also
addressed the new smoking
law and a new park on top
of a parking structure.
Men's lacrosse
Freshman Ian King
and senior Thomas Paras
each had a hat trick for the
Michigan men's lacrosse
team in their 11-9 win on
the road against Furman.
The victory makes the
Wolverines 4-3 on the
season before they open
ECAC play on Saturday.

Water polo
The No. 20 Michigan
water polo team swept
Harvard, Marist and San
Diego State in the Harvard
Invitational over the
weekend. The Wolverines
will now start prepping for
the Wolverine Invitational
which begins on Saturday at
Canham Natatorium.
Debbie Dingell
Deborah Dingell
officially kicked off her
campaign for a seat
in the U.S. House of
Representatives. Her
husband, Rep. John Dingell
(D-Mich.) announced he
will be retiring after this
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Indiana is now the latest
state to be sued over gay
marriage, the Associated
Press reported Friday.
Four couples are suing to
overturn the state's Defense
of Marriage Act, which
restricts legal recognition to
heterosexual unions.
The Michigan hockey
team split its weekend
series with Michigan
State. The Wolverines flew
past the Spartans at home on
Friday, 7-I, before losing on
the road, 4-3, on Saturday.
A court has awarded a
group of intellectually
disabled men who spent
decades working at a turkey
plant for $65 per month $240
million in damages, The New
York Times reported Sunday.
The award is the largest claim
of its type in history.

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Sec. of Education pushes
for more higher ed. funds

Obama's proposed
2015 budget would
increase student aid
grants and loans
In his 2014 State of the Union
Address, President Barack
Obama told the nation that edu-
cation reform would be critical
to achieving economic stability.
Following the release of Obama's
2015 fiscal year budget proposal
Tuesday, Arne Duncan, U.S.
Secretary of Education, ham-
mered the point home.
The education portion of the
president's proposed budget
allots $69 billion in discretion-
ary funding to the Department
of Education, marking a 2-per-
cent increase from the 2014

budget. Three fourths of this
appropriation would go toward
financial aid for college stu-
dents, special education and
high-poverty schools, according
to the Department of Education
The remaining funds would
be invested in the expansion of
high quality preschooling, the
establishment of a new college
ranking system and an effort to
increase college affordability.
In a conference call with
members of the media, Duncan
explained that all of these con-
cepts are ultimately linked.
"By investing in high quality
early childhood education, we
are able to close achievement
gaps, provide life transforming
opportunities for children and
strengthen and build a thriving
middle class," he said.
Closing the achievement
gap, he said, could ultimately
improve students' ability to get


into college. However, college
attendance is also contingent
on its price tag, an issue that the
proposal also seeks to address.
The education budget as out-
lined would expand the gov-
ernment's Pay as You Earn
program, capping student loan
repayment plans at 10 percent of
discretionary income to "keep
your monthly student loan pay-
ments affordable," and to keep
college students from deepen-
ing their debts, according to the
PAYE website.
The bill would also make
the American Opportunity Tax
Credit - which provides up to
$2,500 in refundable tax credits
for tuition - permanent. Sen.
Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
cosponsored the legislation
behind the AOTC, which is cur-
rently set to expire in December
In the last year, affordability
has been a hot topic at the Uni-
versity, present in both adminis-
trative and student affairs.
In a speech to the Lansing
Regional Chamber Economic
Club on Feb. 13, University Pres-
ident Mary Sue Coleman said
higher education is central to
state development. She praised
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's
2015 budget proposal, which
would increase public higher
education appropriations by 6.1
percent at a time when states,
on average, are spending 28
percent less on college students
than they did in 2008.
"We have a chance here in
Michigan to recapture national
leadership with the growth of
our public universities," Cole-
man said. "I firmly believe that
states that do not invest in high-
er education will not win the
21st century, and I want desper-
ately for Michigan to win."
In a January question-and-
answer with the Daily, Uni-
versity President-elect Mark
Schlissel said affordability
would be a top priority of his
from the beginning of his ten-
See BUDGET, Page 3A

Zaineb Abdul-Nabi
helped present
awards to winners
on Oscar Sunday
Daily StaffReporter
Unlike most University
students, LSA senior Zaineb
Abdul-Nabi did not watch the
Academy Awards on March 2.
Instead, she attended them.
Abdul-Nabi, along with five
other college students from
across the nation, was a win-
ner of this year's Team Oscar
competition, a film contest that
gives students the chance to
appear at the awards ceremo-
ny and be recognized for their
work in creative filmmaking.
The winning filmmakers
are flown to California for the
week leading up to the Acad-
emy Awards. During the cer-
emony, the students are given
the opportunity to stand on
stage and hand the Oscar statu-
ettes to presenters.

"We created this contest
last year to give students who
are passionate about film, the
opportunity to set their sights
on the future," said show pro-
ducers Craig Zadan and Neil
Meron in an interview with
Variety. "We received so many
inspiring submissions this year
... but the talent and stories of
these six winners really rep-
resent what Team Oscar is all
about and convinced us that
they are a perfect fit for the
Oscar stage."
More than a thousand stu-
dents submitted pieces to Team
Oscar. The application for the
competition asked for a one-
minute video describing how
the contestants saw themselves
contributing to the future of
the film industry.
Entrants were also asked
to submit an essay discussing
a movie that inspired them.
Zadan and Meron conducted
interviews with the finalists.
"My video was on how I like
to focus on the everyday, ordi-
nary people's lives and what's
so extraordinary about those
stories," Abdul-Nabi said.

Abdul-Nabi elected to
write her essay on the Pedro
Almod6var-directed film
"Volver," starring Penelope
"That film was kind of monu-
mental in my life," Abdul-Nabi
said. "It got me thinking about
how women have the ability to
not only carry the story, but
drive the feelings of the entire
narrative. I thought that was
pretty remarkable."
During her week in Los
Angeles, Abdul-Nabi was able
to meet Gary Shore, director
of the indie film "The Cup of
Tears." Team Oscar winners
were introduced to the direc-
tors of the animated film "Fro-
zen" and given tours of Disney
Studios and the Academy Film
The winners also attended
pre-Oscar events such as the
first-ever Oscar concert, which
featured performances of nom-
inated songs, and the Oscars
animation event hosted by
John C. Reilly.
When not attending tours or
Hollywood events, the Team
See OSCAR, Page 3A

AARON5rOOLE/cademy of MotionPitrAts&Sens
Team Oscar winners Nathan Flanagan-Frankl, Mackenna Millet, Jeanpaul Is/acseTayo Amos, Zoineb Abdul-Nahi and
Bryson Kemp arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars at Dolby Theatre on March 2.
student recognized

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