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Students rally
on capitol steps


Show us the
Emad Ansari on the scar-
city of financial aid for
international students.
Pitchfork's happy
3-day Chicago music
festival showcases indie
rock's biggest names
Fielding Dreams
Junior Tyler Burgoon gets
a taste of Fenway Park as
a Cape League All-Star
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NEW S ........................... 2
OPINION ............................... 4
CLASSIFIED ........................... 6
ARTS ............................. 9
SPORTS ................................. 11

Students protest cuts
to scholarships and
financial aid
Daily News Editor
Students from the University
and Michigan State University
gathered on the steps of the Michi-
gan State Capitol in Lansing July
23 to protest the state's move to cut
the Michigan Promise Scholarship
and need-based financial aid.
The event was co-hosted by
the Michigan Student Assembly
and the Associated Students of
Michigan State University, MSU's
undergraduate student govern-
ment. More than a dozen repre-
sentatives from both universities
attended the protest, along with
government officials.
Kyle Dysarz, ASMSU student
assembly chairperson, opened
with a remark that addressed how
the present issues concerning

higher education are so impor-
tant that they brought two rival
schools together.
"It is not every day that you
will find a Spartan and a Wolver-
ine standing peacefully alongside
each other," Dysarz said.
Dysarz said he has heard
numerous stories about the stu-
dents and families who may not be
able to afford college tuition if the
state continues to slash higher-
education funds.
"The reason that we're here is
to talk about a struggling battle for
all students - no matter if you're
a Wolverine or a Spartan - (that
we) can't afford to lose," he said.
MSU raised its tuition 5.2 per-
cent for the 2009-2010 schoolyear,
while the University increased
tuition 5.6 percent.
Meanwhile, in a move to
decrease the state's estimated
$1.7-billion deficit, the Michigan
Senate passed a bill on June 23
that cuts the Michigan Prom-
ise Scholarship, which provides
See PROTEST, Page 2

The 46th stack oftthe Ann Arbor News' final edition rolls hot offthe press at the Print
Distribution Facility in Ann Arbor. An extra 12,000 copies oftthe Ann Arbor News were
printed in commemoration oftthe last issue on July 23. See Page 8 for more coverage.

Rare books for sale in'U' deal with Amazon

400,000 out-of-print
books available
Daily StaffReporter
A partnership between the
University and BookSurge - a
Seattle-based subsidiary of Ama-
zon.com, Inc. - will introduce

thousands of rare and out-of-print
books to a new era of readers.
On Tuesday, University librar-
ies revealed plans to make
400,000 out-of-copyright books
in their collection available for
reprint on demand through a
partnership with BookSurge.
The books, which the University
expects to make available later
this summer, will range from $10

to $45.
The reprint program will
expand the University's relation-
ship with online seller Amazon.
com, which has been offering a
limited selection of books to the
University for about five years.
The agreement between the Uni-
versity and Amazon states that
the program will last two years.
Dean of Libraries Paul Cou-

rant said the project would focus
mainly on works published prior
to 1923 because they are no longer
protected under copyright law.
Courant added that the project
would slowly add more recent
out-of-print and out-of-copyright
Courant said revenue sharing
and book-pricing details are still
See AMAZON, Page 3

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