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New eateries for Union, League

OPINION
Women aren't the
only ones who need
an HPV vaccine
In the debate over mandating
the HPV vaccine, men are the
oft-forgotten carriers of the
virus.
See Page 5
ARTS
"Speed Racer"
heads to theaters
Despite dazzling visual eftects,
the script sputters in this TV
remake.
See Page 10
SPORTS
Third time's a charm
The Michigan baseball team
clinched its third straight regu-
lar-season Big Ten Champion-
ship after sweeping Minnesota
this weekend.
See Page 13
INDEX
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SPORTS ...................11

By ELIZABETH LAI
Daily StaffReporter
As students finished their
exams and left campus at the end
of April, so too, did three campus
eateries. After disappointing sales
and lowsatisfactionratings on stu-
dent surveys, Magic Wok and Villa
Pizza moved out of their Michigan
Union locations and Bonici Broth-
ers Pizza will soon leave the Mich-
igan League.
When they return to campus
next fall, students will find three

new restaurant choices on campus.
Domino's Pizza, Panda Express
and Taco Bell will move into Uni-
versity venues this August.
Panda Express is set to take the
space next to Wendy's that previ-
ously housed Villa Pizza. Domino's
Pizza is negotiating-for the former
Magic Wok location. The League
Underground space currently
occupied by Bonici Brothers Pizza
will be filled by Taco Bell.
John Taylor, director of Uni-
versity Unions, said restaurants
in the Union usually sign a five-
year contract under which the
University receives a percentage
of their profits. After the initial
contract expires, both University
Unions and restaurant manage-
See RESTAURANTS, Page 3

SUPREME COURT RULING
High court bars
same-sex benefits

Engineering sophomore Catherine Patterson walks past Magic Wok in the Michigan
Union. Magic Wok closed on April 30.and will be replaced by Domino's Pizza.
FEDERAL STUDENT AID
New bill aims to ease the
lending crisis for students

Administrators and
ACLU say 'U' policy
won't be affected
By SARA LYNNE THELEN
Daily News Editor
Michael Falk, an associate pro-
fessor in the College of Engineer-
ing, won't return to the University
in the fall. He and his partner, Mat-
thew Scott, are moving to Mary-
land because of "damage that's
been done to state's constitution,"
he said.
After Michigan's constitution
was amended in 2004 to ban gay
marriage and the Michigan Court
of Appeals ruled that the amend-

ment also prohibited public insti-
tutions from granting benefits to
their employees' same-sex part-
ners, Falk and Scott decided to
leave the state.
Falk was one of 21 plaintiffs
in a suit challenging the Court
of Appeals ruling that barred
employers from granting benefits
like health care coverage to their
employees same-sex partners.
But to Falk's disappointment,
the Michigan Supreme Court
upheld the ruling Wednesday.
Falk's partner currentlyreceives
health care coverage as an "other-
wise qualified adult dependent"
in the University's health care
policy.
Before the Court of Appeals
See BENEFITS, Page 8

'U' students
unlikely to see
direct effects of law
By CHARLES GREGG-GEIST
DailyNewsEditor
The nation's current credit
crunch has left college students
uneasy as they try to find ways to
finance their education.
In response, last week the U.S.
Congress sent legislation to Presi-
dent Bush to ease the burden
families face as they try to procure
student loans.
Bush signed the Ensuring Con-
tinued Access to Student Loans
Act into law Wednesday. The act
allows the Secretary of Educa-
tion to bail out struggling lenders

and increases the annual limit
on unsubsidized federal loans by
$2,000 per student.
The expansion of the Secretary
of Education's powers will pri-
marily affect the Federal Family
Educational LoanProgram, which
buys loans from commercial lend-
ers and resells them to students
at a lower rate. But the Univer-
sity doesn't participate in FFELP,
making it unclear how this part of
the legislation will affect students
at the University, if at all.
Phil Gay, president of the
National Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators, said
any effects on the University will
be indirect.Increasingthe amount
ofmoney availablethroughFFELP,
he said, may ease the strain on
See LOANS, Page 8

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