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Left: President Bush promotes his
education policies at Vandenberg
Elementary School in Southfield last
week. Above: Southfield second-grader
Alex Salloum interviews Michigan
Public School Superintendent Tom
Watkins after Bush's visit.
Bush honors 'U' student
By Jeremy Berkowitz member paid to be in the fraternity.
Daily News Editor According to the University's Interfra-
ternity Council website, TKE charged
The Upsilon chapter of Tau Kappa the highest new member dues of all the
Epsilon Board of Advisors and Housing fraternities on campus last year.
Corporation dropped its lawsuit against The lawsuit was dropped after a
the University's chapter last week. The review of the chapter's financial situa-
board, composed of TKE alumni, origi- tion because it was discovered that miss-
nally sued TKE's 34 residents for misap- ing money had been taken from the
propriation of almost $35,000, among chapter's bank account and moved into
other accusations. an account usedby house residents.
"I'm happy because I think the In addition to the lawsuit, the Univer-
charges were wrong. They pretty sity TKE chapter lost its charter last
much seized our money to begin month after the Ann Arbor Fire Depart-
with and it just led to a lot of prob- ment discovered numerous code viola-
lems between us and (the) interna- tions at the fraternity house.
tional headquarters," former TKE TKE National Executive Vice Presi-
President Daniel Thal said. dent and Chief Executive Officer Kevin
Originally suspicion about the TKE Mayeux said residents did not take care
house arose when it was revealed that of the house, but Thal disputed that the
only $255 per pledge went to the nation- alumni in charge of maintenance were
al headquarters out of the $1,600 each See TKE, Page 2
Robinson awaits arrest
for fondling student
Online: Expanded coverage of the president's visit
By Karen Schwartz
Daily News Editor
Sometimes hard work gets recognized - by
the President of the United States.
President Bush honored Asya Obad, a stu-
dent at the University's Dearborn campus, for
her dedication and commitment to community
service, during a speech at Vandenberg Ele-
mentary School in Southfield last week.
"She's a child who's getting her own education
and, at the same time, working hard to make sure
our community is strong," President Bush said,
thanking her for the example she set "for people
(her) age and the whole community."
Obad, a full-time student and mother of two,
participated in AmeriCore for two years, where
she said she worked within a community, build-
ing parks and assisting with landscape cleanup,
in addition to attending workshops on diversity
She currently works in the Arabic Communi-
ty Center for Economic and Social Services,
where she coordinates programs for immigrant
students who need help with the English lan-
guage. She also assists students who scored
low on the Michigan Education Assessment
Program and need help with their reading and
Obad said she could not believe she was being
honored by the president at first, but she was
excited and honored to receive such recognition.
"You can't explain what you're feeling, all of
it, because being honored is something one of a
million people get to do. You figure, wow, you're
See BUSH, Page 2
By Maria Sprow
Daily News Editor
As Kinesiology junior Bernard
Robinson, a starter
on the University's
awaits arrest on a
April 25, his ath-
letic future comes
Robinson, a 6-
foot-6 forward, is
meanor charges Rohinson
for allegedly fondling a University stu-
dent in a West Quad Residence Hall
stairwell last month. According to
Department of Public Safety reports,
the girl was able to flee the scene, but
DPS officers apprehended Robinson
later that night.
DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown
said Robinson was later released pend-
ing a warrant. He went home to Wash-
ington D.C. but has since been
contacted and asked to turn himself
over to police.
Brown said county prosecutors and
investigators are working with Robin-
son's attorney, Nicholas Roumel, to
secure a date for Robinson to come
back to Ann Arbor. If convicted,
Robinson could face up to two years in
See ROBINSON, Page 3
team clenches ra se " ~
the Big Ten title--d p e so
againstOi Menai raises awareness on depression
State and will
host Regionals By Jennifer Misthal ber Laura Shereda said. The skit was written
this weekend. College depression I)ailyStafflReporter specifically for a video about college
Page 10 Fo depression and was based on multiple stu-
Fro percento Healt unatI Noticing their friends inability to sleep dents experiences.
W ONLINE s hwe al aet and irritability, the confused group of stu- According to the National Mental Health
shAw sym Relien dents confronted them but could not under- Association's website, 7.8 percent of men
A Global Relief M thn percent of t lalcolege stand their situation. Their friend's and 12.3 percent of women between the
eundation u s cdhisi performance in class begins to slip, adding ages of 18-24 report frequent mental distress
executive once d to problems. Offering only an assortment of - a key indicator for depression and other
Wahid E-Hage, a Fr happy pills, the therapists do not seem to mental disorders.
Wn-ime- ade, teosit help their depression. "Feelings of worthlessness and hopeless-
one-time aide to mong 1524 yar olds, suicide This may have only been a play per- ness, a dramatic change it in appetite, a dra-
a n ranks as the third leading cause of formed Thursday night in the Michigan matic weight loss in a quick period of time,
Laden, death League Underground by members of the disruption in sleep patterns, and irritability"
AC T 0 Depressive dsorders affect University student group Mentality, but for are potential warnings for depression, Jim
ONTACTS approximately 19 milion American those in the play, it was also reality. Epzkorn clinical director of the University's
NEWS: 7-DAILY dults The performance was dedicated to raising Counseling and Psychological Services said.
c7ASSIIE7 ' 1 awareness of mental health, Mentality mem- See DEPRESSION, Page 2
Amidst a pink wall with black grafitti, gum
adorns an alleyway off E. Libertey Street.