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Monday, July 30, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

gao athlete to medal in the
2012 Garnes when he took bronze
n the 400mn freestyle, His gird-place
finish ini a time of 3:44.69 was four
seconds behind gold medaist
Sune Yang frorn China, who
set the Olympic record
in a time of 3:40.14.

TOM
Hanson helped Peszek and his
Canada's women's eight parter took last in their
qualify for the rowing finals by heat of the men's pair rowing
winning the second heat by three qualifying event, recording a time
seconds. Canada will row against the of 6:26.59 in the 2,000-meter race.
United States for gold in They will compete in the repe-
the finals. chage -- a race for those
who didn't qualify -
against three other
boats .
needTeamCanada's first
-tk h o Olympic basketball game
Salfy g since 2000, the Canadians came
out strong before Russia won, 58-53, in
pool play. Phillips gotinto foul
0 n trouble early, scoring four points,
addTEg an assist and three
rebounds.
TEXT BY, A-LEXA DETT fELPACH,

Ann Arbor, MI ONE-HUNDRED-TWENTY TWO YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Weekly Summer Edition
Monday, July 30, 2012

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DESIGN: ALlCIA KVALCHIECK

and COLLEEN THOMAS

NEWS
Taiwanese
professionals visit
Group makes long trek to
discuss health care systems
>> SEE PAGE 3
MCubed
Michael Smallegan discuss-
es how research at the Uni-
versity could be improved.
SEE PAGE 5
ARTK
Moving to the beat
'Step Up Revolution' proves
dance-based films can thrive
without traditional story.
>> SEE PAGE 7
SPORTS
'M' at the Olympics
Peter Vanderkaay headlines
six athletes who have start-
ed competition in London.
SEE PAGE 12
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OPINION ...............................4
CLASSIFIEDS....................6
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FEDERAL FINANCE
'U' prof.
testifies
for Senate
Dynarski tells
Senate Financial
Committee financial
aid reform is needed
By STEVE ZOSKI
Daily News Editor
Over the last year, President
Barack Obama and University
President Mary Sue Coleman
have discussed the rising costs
of higher education. Tuesday in
Washington D.C., a University
professor testified about the need
to reform.
July 24, streamed live via the
senate finance committee web-
site, Susan Dynarski, a Univer-
sity associate professor of public
policy and education, was one of
five witnesses to testify before the
U.S. Senate Committee on Pinance
about education tax incentives
and tax reform.
The committee is led by Sen.
Max Baucus (D-Mont.). Other
guests who testified before
the committee were Waded
Cruzado, president of Montana
State University; Lynne Munson,
president and executive director
of the advocacy group Common
Core; Tax Foundation President
Scott Hodge; and James White,
director of tax issues for the
U.S. Government Accountability
See 'U' PROF., Page 9

oTERAMOLENOSAFF/Daily
Ann Arbor native Mayer Hawthorne performs before a crowd at The Michigan Theater last Thursday.
BREAKING RECORDS
Six women from A2 break
English Channel world record

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lay team swims and 55 minutes for double-cross-
ingthe English Channel, finishing
nglish Channel four minutes faster than the pre-
vious record set in 2007 by anoth-
th ways, raises er relay team of six women.-
yfor ALS The team consisted of Aman-
oney Ida Mercer, Jenny Sutton Jalet,,
Melissa Karjala, Susan Butcher,
By ANGELA SON EmilyKregerand Bethany Willis-
DailyStaffReporter ton. Eachwomanswamonvarsity
teams at their respective univer-
Friday, six women in a sities during their undergraduate'
wim team from Ann Arbor years except Karjala, who played
ew world record of 18 hours water polo for the University from

1997 to 2001.
The women collaborated with
Ann Arbor Active Against ALS
in order to raise awareness and
funds for amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis, often referred to as Lpu
Gehrig's disease.
A2A3 was founded by friends
and colleagues of Public Policy
Prof. Bob Schoeni shortly after he
was diagnosed with ALS in 2008.
Amanda Mercer, the swim
team's captain and a board mem-
See ENGLISH CHANNEL, Page 2

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