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College Dems unite for nominee

NEWS
A2 residents allowed
to keep chickens
Councilmember Steve Kun-
selman's proposal, meant
to encourage sustainable
living, passed 7-4 last week.
See Page 3
OPINION
From the Daily:
Fulbright fauxpas
The U.S. State Department
earned poor marks in its deal-
ings with scholarship recipi-
ents living in a land of chaos.
See Page 4
SPORTS
Four years of work
has come to this
Michigan swimming coach Bob
Bowman setup afour-year train-
ing plan for his athletes leading
up to the Olympic Games. Later
this month, that work will pay
off at the Olympic Trials.
See Page 11
INDEX
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N E W S .............................................2
O PIN IO N ........................................4
CLASSIFIEDS .................................6
CROSSW ORD............................6
A R T S ...............................................9
SPO R TS .........................................11

By JAKE HOLMES
Daily StaffReporter
After Sen. Hillary Clinton sus-
pended her campaign lastweek and
endorsed her opponent, when Sen.
Barack Obama clinched the Demo-
cratic nomination, campus political
groups are takingsimilar action.
Despite the contentious race
between Clinton and Obama for

the Democratic nomination, the
University's chapters of Students
for Obama and Students for Hillary
will merge with the College Demo-
crats on campus.
In a concession speech Saturday,
Clinton called on her supporters
to work as hard to elect Obama as
they had for her primary campaign.
Students for Hillary chair and LSA
junior Kelly Bernero said she, along
with the majority of her group, will
campaign for Obama.
"Students for Hillary was a sub-
group of College Dems and was
established on the premise it would
dissolve once the Democratic nom-

inee was chosen," Bernero said.
The same goes for Students for
Obama. LSA junior Tom Duvall,
chair of the group, said that while
his group will dissolve, its role
won't. Duvall said members of his
group will all work as part of Col-
lege Democrats this fall.
While some disgruntled Clin-
ton backers have started sporting
"NObama" T-shirts and swearing
to vote for presumptive Republican
nominee Sen. John McCain, campus
politicos are mostly playing nice.
LSA junior Nathaniel Eli Coats
Styer, chair of the University's
chapter of College Democrats,

said that come fall, he expects that
Democrats on campus will set aside
their differences and work toward
electing a Democrat in the fall.
"There's a little bit of chiding,but
there's no animosity," Styer said. "I
think everyone's looking forward
to seeing a Democrat in office."
In fact, members of Students for
Hillary and Students for Obama
watched the primary results come
in together on Super Tuesday in
February and worked side-by-side
with the College Democrats in
other efforts.
See DEMOCRATS, Page 8

THE BARD IN THE ARB

OFF-{AMPUS HOUSING
High-rise approved
despite resident protest

Towers to be taller
than first proposed
By SARA LYNNE THELEN
Daily NewsEditor
Residents at last Tuesday's
meeting of the Ann Arbor Planning
Commission made it clear that after
six months of planning and design
revision they're still just as upset
about University Village, the pro-
posed student housing high-rise.
In front of a very full and vocal
audience at the City Council cham-
bers, the Planning Commission
voted 8-1 to approve new plans for
the building, recently re-named
"601 Forest." It would stand on the
corner of South University Avenue
and Forest Street as the second-
tallest building in Ann Arbor,
measuring one story shorter than

Tower Plaza.
The new plan is a revised version
of the proposal introduced in Janu-
ary, which included two 15-story
towers and a 22-story tower. Devel-
opers had to redesign one of the
towers from the old plan because it
was too close to nearby homes.
The new design, in the shape of
an "L,"-includes a 25-story tower
flanked by two 20-story towers.
The design has many residents up
in arms over its potential effect on
the aesthetics of the area, traffic
patterns, pedestrian friendliness
and the possibility of creating a
wind-tunnel effect.
The structure is stilllegal within
its zoning, said Ann Arbor Planning
Commission Chair Evan Pratt.
The City Council will evalu-
ate the proposal and it will likely
vote on it in the fall. City officials,
See HIGH-RISE, Page 8

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Rackham student Chris Harrison and LSA junior Kaela Parni
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