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…TuiesdaV Sent t52006 - --. .,. ______y, _.,_ DEFENSE IMPRESSIVE IN FOOTBALL OPENER ... SPORTSMONDAY Opinion 4A Toby Mitchell: Irony and apathy News 6A Pluto defender takes on a more cosmic issue Arts 8A Pop culture: Our generation's wilderness One-hundred-slvteen years ofeditoril freedom www. michikandai~y corn Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXVII, No. 1 @2006 The Michigan Daily OSCR director may have been arson target A NOTE TO OUR READE...…

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…2A - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 413 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI48104-1327 www.michigandaily.com DoNN M. FRESARD ALEXIS FLOYD Editor in Chief Business Manager fresard@michigandaily.com business@michigandaily.com NATION/WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF 4 CONTACT INFORMATION News Tips Corrections Letters to the Editor Photography Department Arts Section Editorial Page Sports Section Display Sales Classified Sales Online Sales Finance News...…

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…0 NEWS Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 3 ON CAMPUS Str Event to foster aff community among students Sta The Black Welcome Week com- mittee and office of Multi-Ethnic 0 Stude Student Affairs will host an event featuring dinner, music and dance districts performances, activities and give- enrOilmc aways meant to create a sense of community between freshmen and DETROI upperclassmen. The event is today observers o from 4 to 10 p.m...…

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…4A - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 5, 2006 OPINIO] N4 cl;hJew t 1i E ID M(du DONN M. FRESARD Editor in Chief EMILY BEAM EMILYBEAM JEFFREY BLOOMER CHRISTOPHER ZBROZEK ManagEn EdOOMR Editorial Page Editors Managing Editor EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SINCE 1890 413 E. HURON ANN ARBOR, MI 48104 tothedaily@michigandaily.com Binge ticketing AAPD fines won't curb drinking As August fades into Septem- ...…

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…6A - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 NEws Harvard professor takes on more cosmic issues 0 AP PHOTO A young boy looks at a display of flowers for international media personality and environmentalist Steve Irwin, who died on the Great Barrier Reef yesterday Crocodile hunter Irwin killed y stigrays barb Man who made a career of dangerous encounters with animals fell victim to one CAIRNS, Australia (AP) - Steve Irwin died doing wh...…

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… NEWS Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 7A ARSON Continued from page 1A Simone Taylor, the University's associate vice president of student affairs, appointed Meyer Schrage. "Her view of the world and how she sees that trans- lating into conflict management and resolution work made her stand out as an extraordinary candidate," Taylor said. Taylor said that Meyer Schrage's tumultu- ous background was examined, but that after c...…

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…Tuesday September 5, 2006 arts.michigandaily.com artspage@michigandaily.com AlR filigattSBailv 0 The end of 'must see' TV COLUMN The Emmy Awards have come and gone. Didn't notice? Don't worry, you're hardly alone. Whether because it's the only major award show that doesn't take place in award season or simply because it does crazy things like nominate three "Desperate Housewives" one year, and then none the next year (to men- tion nothin...…

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…ARTS Tuesday, September 5, A basic lack of 'Trust': New Moore film falls flat 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 9A By Mary Kate Varnau Daily Arts Writer Like any first impression, titles are important. A bad title is like that date who calls 25 min- Trust the utes after Man showtime At the State to let you Theater know he'll Fox Searchlight be late - two strikes before the night's even begun. Consider the title of the new romantic dramedy starring...…

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…10A - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 5, 2006 ARTS Whips and bullets grit up amusician Cave's first film 4 In class and at the bookstore Faculty authors enlighten and inspire inside the classroom and beyond. Discover a wide selection of their published works at the bookstore. Order Your Textbooks Online Today www.whywaitforbooks.com Pierpont Commons Bookstore Pierpont Commons North Campus phone# 734.668.6022 Michigan Union Bookstor...…

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… ARTS Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 11A FRONTIER Continued from Page 8A way less awesome than the sea- son premiere of "Grey's Anato- my." The wilderness pushes back: Southern rap, once dually regarded as the graveyard and DMZ of hip hop, has controlled the Clear Channel airwaves for half a decade now, producing the lion's share of rap's platinum albums and most enthralling new talent (Clipse, Lil' Wayne). What's more, th...…

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…IL ! 4 rY MEN'S SOCCER: THE SPORTSTUESDAY COLUMN: FIELD HOCKEY: Blue falls to Lobos, splits Freshmen get first taste of Stickers look at Spartan Invitational. Big House football. to rebound PAGE 6B PAGE 3B from rocky PAGE 7B September 5, 2006 1B E firotgan No. 14 MICHIGAN 27, D-Birth Trio runs over, past Vandy in vectory By Kevin Wright Daily Sports Editor For one drive, Michigan appeared to silence its critics. On the Wolverines' first...…

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…2B - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 5, 2006 MichiganEngineering University of Michigan College of Engineering $e fDean's Honor List Collegeandewh Johnson The Dean and faculty of theCge of Elizetho o Payton Johnson John Joseph ar Jozeff oh David Joe Engineering congratulate the followingAnraJg Andrew Jurezic Thomas Kahoski Michael Kamiski Aanda Kand undergraduates for attaining the Dean's Honor HSn ang Preat Kansal Michael Kao Oliv...…

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…SportsTuesday - September 5, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 3B Freshmen eager to join the crowd ven though Michigan has rolled over such opponents as Vanderbilt, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) in recent years, it's tough not to get excited about the first game at the Big House. But perhaps no one gets more hyped for the home opener than the freshmen - who attend their first football game before even taking a class at Michigan. So I set out ...…

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…4B - The Michigan Daily - SportsTuesday - September 5, 2006 HE BLITZ Football GAME STATISTICS MICHIGAN 27 - VANDERBILT 7 New faces shine 1n season debut Team Stats First Dawns Rush/Yds Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Return Yards Comp/Att/Int Punts/Avg Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Time of Poss PASSING Playar Henneg Tota RUSHING Player E Hart Pinor, Henae Plateron Manngham Totals ! RECEIVING i Breaston Manningham Hart Totals PUNT...…

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…SportsTuesday - September 5, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 5B COMMODORES Continued from Page 1B a streaking Mario Manningham along the left sideline for a 27-yard touchdown. Henne and his receivers agreed their problems are correctable. "There were mistakes out there and improvements to be made," said Henne, who threw for 135 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 completions. "It definitely wasn't my best performance, but we'll see from this week...…

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…6B - The Michigan Daily - SportsTuesday - September 5, 2006 0 SCR Wolverines still struggling to score as winless streak continues By Jamie Josephson Daily Sports Writer The first two minutes of Sunday's game sum up how the Michigan men's soccer team started its season - creating opportunities to score without the exclamation point. Playing in their second game of the Michigan State Invitational at Old College Field in East Lansing this weeke...…

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…Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 7B Early deficits hurt Stickers again By Chris Herring Daily Sports Writer Following four straight losses to open the season, the Michigan field hockey team should have one pri- ority for tomorrow's game against Kent State. And believe it or not, it's not winning. After failing to take a lead in any of their first four games, the Wolver- ines should be first concerned with getting ahead on the...…

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…8B - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 5, 2006 Sc I Tools Pharmacy Kroger offers the convenience of one-stop shop- ping with our in-store pharmacy and wide selection of general merchandise health care. You can fill prescriptions and select from thousands of over-the- counter products to keep you and your family healthy. Sushi You don't have to go to an expensive restaurant to get some of the best sushi available anywhere. Our speciall...…

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…ACADEMICS @ HOUSING e CAMPUS LIFE DINING Aje Mdtigau ttilg university THE LIST NEW STUDENT EDITION 2006 Can I get your attention, please? We know you've probably heard oth- erwise, but we're here to clear a few things up: MYTH: The University campus is an ultra-liberal icon of the Midwest. FACT- If by "ultra liberal" you mean we banned Coca- Cola products for a semester and like to brag about our gay friends, then yes, you're absolutely r...…

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…2C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 Hey, baby: By Kelly Fraser Daily Staff Reporter In kindergarten, just about every kid wanted to be an artist, firefight- er or the president of the United States. But after a dozen years of grade school and a considerable amount of growing up, the major- ity of us have realized that Presi- dent Bush's job is no longer the sole option. Proof lies in the formidable list of majors that the Univ...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 3C CGn GENERL STDIESAn interview with a n THE BEST STUDY LOCATIONS - AS WELL AS DIVERSIONS - ON CAMPUS academic adviser The basics on academic advising and declaring a concentration at the University The Michigan Daily: When should students contact an advisor? Jayne Brownell: Students should contact their advi- sor anytime they have a question about academics or anytime there is something that...…

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…4C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 A slightly different kind of campus tour uring the standard campus tour for of the White Panther program right in the prospective students, the Univer- middle of South University Avenue started sity tries to project a tthe disturbance. certain image of itself. Sure, Sinclair and some of his associ- there are some tidbits of the ates, incidentally, faced federal University's traditions thrown ...…

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…NIw Rfiid~t Fritinn 9OA- Tha Mir, Ax, 04,We can help. THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SERVES ALL STUDENTS AND ALUMNI OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WITH VALUABLE SERVICES. OUR PROGRAMS CAN HELP YOU NETWORK WITH ALUMNI, EXPLORE YOUR CAREER PATH, MEET NEW PEOPLE AND JUST HAVE FUN! Here are some programs you can benefit from as a U-M student: Alumni.Networks Find out if a career field is right for you. We'll get you in touch with volunteer alumni who will...…

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…6C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 I SG ER ICAL PSCHOLOF >> Getting around campus during the first week of classes can be a hassle. Let's be honest: Navigating alien territory is tough. But throw in unreliable busses, out-of-conrol rollerbladers and inch-thick black ice, and it gets even tougher. Now factor in professors who will make a chorus out of your late arrival. The Daily recog- nizes you plight and has come up with ...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 7C AMY DRUMM/Daily Students board one of the blue University buses that shuttle between North and Central Campus. TRANSPORTATION Getting around in A2 CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: A modern-day Dionysus enjoys his fill of keg beer; LSA senior Mike Davis is initiated into the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity; a cowboy and cowgirl hit the dance floor at Necto during the Greek Week Dance Contest. By Andrew Grossm...…

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…8C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 q 4I~2 6y Y y#k ryfii l My Evxrst" AsoustIP. . Is this how you want yc employer to see you for first time? No Ye 4 GRAPHIC BY BRIDGET O'DONNELL/Daily U I ! University of Michigan Parking and Transportation Services 508 Thompson Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2414 Phone: (734) 764-8291 Fax: (734) 763-4041 Parking for students in U-M lots is extremely limited, and overnight (storage) pa...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 9C BOOK SHOPPING More bang for your buck: The best way to shop for school By Gabe Nelson Daily Staff Reporter Remember that TV commer- cial for Staples where a man dances down an aisle buying school supplies for his children, while the Christmas song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" plays? The commercial was right. The first week of classes, when many University students buy their tex...…

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…OC - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 EntreR /, Buylsmoothic ,Entre% "ALF0FF i i i i i PERFECTLY Pierpont Commons North Campus EXPIRES 10/31/06 Entree p/ 11P 0/ I E k any sandwich Valid at Michigan Union EXPIRES | location only 10/31/06 . Entree P Chic(ken Ess RoU with purchase of any 2 or 3-Entree Plates and drinks Valid only at the University of Michigan Located in EXPIRES Pierpont Commons 10/31/06 * E ntree Spend $5 or...…

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… New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily -11C Entreep ,, 1 UCRED IT Voted Best Banlq IVILIFN ION Credit Union of 2005 iFRE medium fountain I beverage with Bonici's pizza slice purchaseL " Basic checking-no fees, no minimum balance! * Cash machines throughout campus " Online banking through ^wwumcuor by readers of the Michigan Daily Phone: 734-662-8200 Branch & ATM in the Michigan Union, lower level Branch, ATM & Cash Machine in Pie...…

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…12C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 Picking a PROVOST 4 Kellie Reid helps pay for her own tuition by working part-time at Gratzi. Many students pay for 'U' on their own By Jason Z. Pesick Editor in Chief Either out of tremendous self- confidence or respect for a valuable University of Michigan tradition, the University has long given deference to internal candidates for top admin- istrative posts. Allegiance to that custom...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 13C Fixing Michigan's struggling economy A debate between the Michigan Daily and the Michigan Review on what needs to be done to revitalize Michigan's struggling economy EJJh j irimm lihi THE MICHIGAN REVIEW Engineering sophomore Chris VanDeusen takes a break outside his dormitory for a cigarette. Chris began smoking his freshman year. UIGH TING UP Smoke sig nal Alarmin number of students becom...…

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…14C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 WORK HARD, PLAY HARD Thursday the new Friday? Not anymore Sudayis I By Ashlea Surles Daily Staff Reporter No one will say thank goodness it's Thurs- day anymore. The University is considering redistrib- uting courses more evenly throughout the week, scheduling more classes on Friday to better utilize facilities. There are significantly fewer classes on Fridays than any other weekday. Twelve...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 15C TECHNOLOGY LSA buildings lag behind in campus wireless coverage By Michael Kan Daily Staff Reporter Something's missing in most of LSA freshman Lauren Boumaroun's classrooms. That something - wireless Internet - is preventing her from obtaining notes during lectures. "Many classrooms and lecture halls are limited in wireless access," Boumaroun said. "And sometimes it's nice to be able to acc...…

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…16C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 Study hail >> When do you study? >> Where's your favorite place to study? >> Best hidden study place? - Drew Philp Kari Sant LSA junior > Not too late, probably in the 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. range. After that I play games. > I'm a Union kind of person; they have good background noise there. > The (fine arts) library at Tappan Street is a good place to studybecause nobody knows about it. There's n...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 170 South Quad My place or YOURS? > Some people love living in dorms- others abhor it. Either way, serving your requisite two semesters in a res hall is an essential part of the first-year experience. Here's hop- ing that you get along with your Alice Lloyd new roommate.= -Kimberly Chou and Bridget O'Donnell aser-Jordan Bursiley SC HOTTEN FELS EVER CONSIDERED: Study Abroad? CONSIDER THIS: ...…

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…18C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 Food prep 101 Shop smart, eat well By Dave Mekelberg I Daily Staff Reporter hile you're cruising the aisles of Target and Costco with your folks picking up college neces- sities, you're going to notice that college - and all that comes with it - is expensive. Really expensive. In light of this fact, the aver- age college student is frugal as hell, and saves every penny he can. To help you o...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 19C TECHNOLOGY Gog places University library books online By Gabe Nelson Daily Staff Reporter Google released the full text of more than 10,000 books, thousands of which came from the University's libraries, on its Google Print website yesterday. The University is part of the Google Print Library Project along with Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and the New York Public Library, all of which are provi...…

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…MOVIES* TV MUSIC0 BOOKSe FINE ARTS arts entertainment s NEW STUDENT EDITION 2006 THE LIST Five upcoming attractions Some of the following events are hotly antici- pated debuts while others are already arts and entertainment perennials. Either way, make sure to free up some time - they'll definitely be worth your while. 0 Royal Shakespeare Company October - November 2006 Brit actor Patrick Stewart - better known as the "X-Men" franchise's Mag...…

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…2D - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 Hill :U Luda's spot By Evan McGarvey Daily Music Editor You could write a pretty decent sociology paper about the crowd at Hill Auditorium for Ludacris's per- formance last night. Graying ushers taking tickets from 20-year-old guys in jerseys and hats, high schoolers with parents in tow. Cheering masses of college kids chanting along verbatim as Ludacris tore through Top 40 hits. Cousin Dre...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 3D ARS EW I*N3 BRIEF* TELEVISION University law students form 'Arrested Development' fan club Enthusiastic University students established the first law-student group in the country in support of Fox's critically acclaimed "Arrested Development." What began as a small gathering of people watching their favorite episodes has turned into an 85-member group with a growing web pres- ence. Having alr...…

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…4D - The Michigan Daily - New Student Editon 2006 Songs in the key of Bei: Student producer wows By Anthony Baber Daily Arts Writer In modern hip hop, the pro- ducers, long thought of as the stoic guys behind the mixing board, quietly arranging mel- odies, are quickly becoming just as famous as the lyricists. Artists go looking for specific producers because simply hav- ing Kanye West, The Neptunes or Just Blaze attached to a song can thrust...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 5D Ann Arbor Art Fair 2006 July brings blistering dog days, summer-term classes and the blessing - or is it bane? - of Ann Arborites: the Street Art Fair. One Daily Arts editor weighs in on its significance. The tents are gone and the streets clear. It no longer takes 15 minutes to move between the State and Michigan Theaters. Ann Arbor's Street Art Fair is gone, tightly packed away in innumerab...…

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…6D - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 Tally Hall visits 'The O.C.' By Kimberly Chou Daily Arts Writer As of now, Hollywood's waif- du-jour Mischa Barton might not know her character's college plans or which boy-toy to choose from on "The O.C." But as long as Orange County beauty Marissa Cooper's melodramatic life allows indie bands to get their TV exposure, Andrew Horowitz, of Ann Arbor-bred band Tally Hall, doesn't have a probl...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 7D 'Entourage' channels Hollywood as industry By Jeffrey Bloomer Managing Editor When life is this good, there's no turning back. Reductively tout- ed as the male spin-off of the late "Sex and the City," HBO's L.A.- set movie-star-on- the-rocks comedy series "Entourage" Entourage: hit an uncommon Complete stride in its second Second season, rallying a Season cult audience and HBO effectively tr...…

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…8D - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 Wry film breathes in deep By Kristin MacDonald Daily Arts Writer "Why is the American government the best government in the world?" When his precocious son posits the lamest Thank You of fourth-grade home- For Smoking work questions, Nick Fox Searchlight Naylor's knee-jerk response puts a new twist on patriotism: "Because of its end- less appeals system." Naylor (Aaron Eckhart, "Erin Brockov-...…

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…New Student Edition 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 9D Music Continued from Page 1D Heaven." Deciphering the lyrics is only half the fun. 3. Radiohead - OK Computer Post-apocalyptic rock with heart? You've heard people talk about them, calling Radiohead the best band of our generation, yet you haven't listened to a single track? Start with this, their most accessible and critically raptured album. Hell, if that's too much, just watch one of their...…

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…10D - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006 MITCH'S Continued from Page 11D For students who are here now, these decisions are best left for speculation until after the space's opening - for all I know, the whole thing could be a horrible failure. But luckily for those of us who care, UMMA took a risk and didn't completely shut its doors. So here's a toast - perhaps with Mitch's beer - to the grand experiment. - This column originally...…

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