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NFL draft day. Seven
Wolverines taken, one
player in round one.
Page 13
A y 1, 2 7

NEWS
Bird Flu plans could
help 'U' prepare for
a campus shooting
University administrators said
the emergency plans in place for
an epidemic could help protect
students in the case of an active
shooter on campus. See page 2.
OPINION
From the Daily: A
perfect ending
Bill Clinton was 'just right' for
spring commencement Satur-
day. With the bar set high, the
University should start thinking
about how to top Clinton next
year. See page 4.
ARTS
Summer arts
preview
With an array of
sequels pepper- Y
ing the summer
movie release cal-
endar, Daily Arts
breaks down the
must-sees and the
avoil-at-a Il-costs.
INDEX
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2007 The Michigan Daily
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Former President Bill Clinton and University President Mary Sue Coleman watch the opening of the spring commencement
ceremony before Clinton addressed graduates on Saturday.
Clinton rallies grads

AFTER VA.TEcH
Asian
students
react to
Va. Tech
Asian Americans
fear backlash for
Virginia Tech
By JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
ManagingNews Editor
The tragedy at Virginia Tech
on April 16 seized the nation's
attention. World-class journal-
ists and student bloggers alike
waited anxiously for investiga-
tors to release the identity of
the man who killed 32 people
and shot several others in the
deadliest mass shooting in
American history.
By the next day, the shooter
was publicly identified as Vir-
ginia Tech student Cho Seung-
Hui, aresidentalien from South
Korea.
But after images and articles
related to Cho's life began to
flood the media, Asian Ameri-
cans at the University said they
had another reason to mourn
the tragedy-it could reflect on
them.
Psychology Prof. Phillip
Akutsu said because Asian
Americans don't often receive
media attention, focus on the
shooter's nationality was pain-
ful for the Asian American
community.
"The tragedy in and of itself
was very, very sad," said Akut-
su, who studies mental illness
See REACTION, Page 3

Former president
challenges class to
secure the future
By EMILY ANGELL
Daily News Editor
As the sun broke through the
clouds and the band began to play
the proces-
sional for M EN E
spring com-
mencement j PHOTOS
at Michigan Event slide-
Stadium on
Saturday, at michigan-
members of daily.cn
the class of
2007 scrambled to take their seats in
anticipation of the ceremony's key-

note speaker, former President Bill
Clinton.
Having Clinton speak at- this
year's commencement was exciting
for many graduates - past speakers
have been criticized for their lack
of name recognition.
Clinton delivered the com-
mencement address to a crowd of
about 59,000 alumni, parents and
friends, as well as 6,500 members
of the class of 2007.
About 19,000 more non-gradu-
ates attended this year's ceremony
than in previous years.
Although the audience was much
larger than in previous years, DPS
Spokeswoman Diane Brown said
the level of security was the same
as during football games, besides
the presence of Secret Service
agents who took care of Clinton's

personal security.
One aspect of security that dif-
fered from home football games
was that the no-fly zone around
the stadium enforced on game days
was declared not applicable by the
Federal Aviation Administration
because the ceremony wasn't a
sporting event, Brown said.
For much of the ceremony, a
small private plane flew around
the stadium pulling a banner that
read "Choose life, not Hillary &
abortion."
The ceremony started fifteen
minutes late because bad weather
in NewYork delayed Clinton's flight
that morning.
After receiving an honorary Doc-
tor of Laws degree from Univer-
sity President Mary Sue Coleman,
See CLINTON, Page 8

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