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Ann Arbor, MI

ONE-HUNDRED-NINETEEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM

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Weekly Summer Edition

Ann Arbor, MI ONE-HUNDRED-NINETEEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Weekly Summer Edition

Texting ban needs
state's drive
Michigan must properly
enforce the new road-tex-
ting laws to prevent OMGs.
>>SEE PAGE4
ARTS
The Hold Steady
can't find'Heaven'
New album 'Whenever'
still rocks, but doesn't quite
capture the moment.
>>SEEPAGE9
SPORTS
Baseball falls to
OSU at home
Even with Barry Larkin's
jersPv retirement, Blue
comes up short of a win.
Polo takes title
Women's water polo beats
rival Indiana for conference
championship.
>> SEE PA.-E '1

President Obama, University President Mary Sue Coleman and Governor Jennifer Granholm during the 2010 Spring Commencement ceremony held at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.
Obama defines citizenship Graduation speech

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NEWS ..................2
OPINION ...............4
CLASSIFIEDS .......... ... 6
ARTS .....................................9
SPO RT S ............ .................11

President calls for
civil discourse and
active participation
By JACOB SMILOVITZ
and KYLE SWANSON
Editor in Chief and Daily News Editor
President Barack Obama chal-
lenged the political status quo in a
speech before more than 80,000 at
the University of Michigan's spring
commencement Saturday, calling
on graduates to embrace change as
a means of strengthening the coun-

try's democracy for years to come.
Obama's speech in Michigan
Stadium was a clear denunciation
of the current state of American
politics - an environment he said is
never a place for the "thin-skinned
or faint-of-heart" but has recently
been pushed further by the "incred-
ibly difficult moment in which we
find ourselves as a nation."
Through his words, the president
attempted to convey his notion of
citizenship to the maturatinggener-
ation before him. He tried at times
to reshape current conceptions of
small and big government, pushed
for a more civil political discourse
See OBAMA, Page 7

Obama's presence felt
by some as special,
others left wanting
By JILLIAN BERMAN
Managing News Editor
"I feel inspired to go on now and
to do the work I'm going to do after
I graduate," Karey Quarton, an LSA
graduate, said as she walked past

Elbel Field Saturday following Presi-
dent Barack Obama's address at the
University of Michigan's 2010 spring
commencement.
Quarton, who will be moving to
New Orleans following graduation to
become a part of Teach for America,
said hearing Obama deliver the com-
mencement address on Saturday "sent
us off in a very positive light."
"I thought it was really wonderful
and I thought it appealed to all of us,"
she said.
See SPEECH, Page 8

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