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The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 31, 2000 -3

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Mosher-Jordan
resident reports
groom intrusion
A resident of Mosher-Jordan Resi-
dence Hall reported that an unknown
person climbed through her window
and into her room early Tuesday
morning, Department of Public Safety
reports state.
The victim did not find any items
from her room missing and DPS did
not report having any suspects in the
incident.
MVlan steals food,
runs toward MLB
A male subject was seen stealing
food from a buffet table at the Michi-
gan League Tuesday morning, then
fleeing in the direction of the Modern
Languages Building, DPS reports
state.
The subject was described as
Wround 50 years-old, with gray curly
hair, a gray and brown shirt, jeans and
tennis shoes.
Union ATM user
assaulted while
removing money
A man was assaulted while remov-
ing money from an ATM in the base-
nt of the Michigan Union late
uesday afternoon, DPS reports state.
The man was hit on the back of the
head by another man wearing a black
suit. The victim was not injured and
did not report anything having been
stolen. He provided the name of a
possible 17-year-old male suspect to
DPS officials. A warrant check on the
suspect yielded negative results.
J.eaves catch fire
near Newberry
A pile of leaves caught fire outside
Helen Newberry Residence Hall
Tuesday night, DPS reports state.
Although the Ann Arbor Fire
Department was dispatched to the
scene, their assistance was not need-
ed. The fire was extinguished by resi-
dents with several glasses of water.
IVan trespasses
in Union eatery
A 17-year-old male was stopped by
officers after trespassing in the back
area of the Y&S sandwich shop locat-
ed on the ground floor of the Michi-
gan Union, DPS reports state.
The trespasser is a repeat offender
although a warrant check yielded neg-
Stive results.
Food stolen from
Rackham room
Food was stolen from the refrigera-
tor in room 102 of the Horace Rack-
ham School of Graduate Studies
Building on Monday afternoon, DPS
reports state.
DPS did report having a suspect in
e incident.
Toast starts fire in
wolverine Tower

A fire alarm was set off early
Wednesday morning in Wolverine
Tower located on South State Street,
DPS reports state.
The alarm was apparently caused
y someone who burned a piece of
toast. There were no further problems
reported.
- Conpiled bi' Daily StaffReporter
Caitlin Nish.

Wolverines win majority of LSASG seats

By Josie Gingrich
Daily Staff Reporter

After a three-day delay, results from the LSA
Student Government elections were released last
night following a completed investigation by the
Information Technology Division and election
officials. Results were delayed after the discovery
of illegal voting coercion by Wolverine party
member Chip Englander, an LSA freshman.
Students who felt their vote was coerced had
until 2 p.m. Tuesday to revote.
"There was revoting and it was completed on
Tuesday," Elections Director Heidi Lubin said. "I

got the results from ITD and they were okayed by
our judges so I could release the results."
Of the nine available seats on LSA-SG, five will
be taken by Wolverine candidates and four were
won by Blue Party candidates.
The four candidates with the most votes were all
Wolverine candidates. The top vote-getter was
LSA freshman John Alexander, who won 1,353
votes.
"It was an amazing experience getting in touch
with so many students," Alexander said. "I give
the entire Wolverine party a lot of credit."
Alexander said he believed his victory came
from getting in contact with students. "I attribute it

to door-to-door and meeting people face-to-face,"
Alexander said. "I didn't stress chalking or poster-
ing as much as talking to people."
Blue Party victor Rob Shereda said he was not
surprised by the overwhelming support for the
Wolverine Party. "I thought the Wolverine Party
was far more visible then the Blue Party," he said.
But he said he doesn't think the split between
the parties will prevent the LSA-SG from achiev-
ing its goals. "We're not going to be a divided gov-
ernment," Shereda said. "We're just going to pick
up the pieces. I think we'll have a good, cohesive
government."
Wolverine candidates expressed disappointment

over the removal of their party from the Michigan
Student Assembly race.
"It's a bittersweet victory because of the MSA
candidates," said Mike Panetta, a newly elected
freshman representative from the Wolverine Party.
Wolverine candidates were not removed from
the LSA-SG race as election officials ruled Englan-
der's activities did not extend to the LSA-SG slate.
But Wolverine Party members say the scandal
will not get them down. "The Wolverine Party is
here to stay,' Alexander said. "The real test of our
party will be our ability to come back strong"
Wolverine candidates B.J. Orandi and Erin
Reese won the top executive positions in LSA-SG.

Playing the hand you're dealt

Program would give WCC
students admission to LSA

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DANNY KALICK/ay
LSA freshman Matt Nolan's hand is revealed as he and Engineering freshman
Ryan Mcclarren play euchre at the Michigan Union last night.

Agreement would
allow WCC classes to
fulfill LSA requirements
By Robert Gold
Daily Staff Reporter
Washtenaw Community College
students could soon commit to a
two-year program that would guar-
antee their admission into the Uni-
versity's College of Literature,
Science and the Arts.
Beginning this fall, the agreement
between the two schools would
allow honors students to complete a
series of advanced classes at WCC
to fulfill basic LSA requirements
such as race and ethnicity and quan-
titative reasoning.
LSA Associate Dean for Under-
graduate Education Robert Owen
said the University has not made the
agreement with any other communi-
ty college.
"Historically, we've had a closer
collaboration (with WCC) because
they're right in the same county,"
Owen said, adding that University
graduate students often teach at
WCC. "We are probably more famil-
iar with the curriculum."
The two schools have had a simi-
lar transfer agreement between their
nursing programs since 1997. The
program allows WCC students to
take two years of approved classes at
WCC and be guaranteed admission

to the University's School of Nurs-
ing.
WCC Vice President for Instruc-
tions and Student Services Guy
Altieri said the college pursued the
agreement with LSA because of the
success of the nursing school collab-
oration.
About 50 students will be accept-
ed into the WCC project for the first
year and the total could rise to 150
in the future, Owen said. WCC stu-
dents would need to meet LSA's
standard admissions requirements
and maintain a 3.25 grade point
average at the community college to
be given a spot at the University.
Altieri said the community col-
lege is recruiting interested students
and people who were not accepted
to LSA.
Owen said the project lets LSA
attract non-traditional students such
as those who have been out of'
school for a number of years. "It's a
way of allowing us to capture some
of these very talented students," he
said.
The agreement was proposed to
the WCC Board of Trustees on
Tuesday. The board is scheduled to
vote on the proposal late next
month. Board of Trustees Chair
Robert Bailey, an English professor
at the University, said the plan
should pass easily.
LSA usually loses about 500 stu-
dents per year, who transfer to the
University's professional schools

like the School of Business and the
School of Natural Resources. Owen
said these spots are filled by transfer
students that mostly come from
other universities. WCC transfer stu-
dents will be guaranteed some of
these spots.
Owen said these spots are filled
by transfer students that mostly
come from other universities. WCC
transfer students will be guaranteed
some of these spots.
. Altieri said the project gives stu-
dents who could not normally afford
University tuition to spend two years
at the less expensive WCC.
WCC Dean of Enrollment Ser-
vices Linda Blakey said school
research shows 24 percent of the
10,000 WCC students who were
enrolled last fall attended solely for
transfer credits.
"They will receive advising while
at Washtenaw from (University)
advisers," Owen said. "It's not like
they are out of the loop."
Owen said the number of classes
that WCC students can take in the
program needs to be increased in the
future.
"There's certainly not a lot of lati-
tude," Owen said.
Bailey said WCC has a tradition
of cooperation with University col-
leges like the School of Engineering
and School of Architecture. Stu-
dents can transfer to these schools
with junior status but admission is
not guaranteed, Bailey said.

Luipus Fox
sponsors
By Lindsey Alpert
Daily StaffReporter
Emphasizing lupus' ability to fool
the patients it strikes, the Lupus Foun-
dation of America will sponsor an Alert
Day tomorrow to increase awareness
about the disease.
"We like the Alert Day because it
falls on April Fools' Day," Michigan
Lupus Foundation Director Tom
Roberts said. "Lupus fools people that
have it and we thought the day would
really fit the disease."
Lupus is a genetic, chronic, autoim-
mune disease that causes the immune
system to attack the body's cells and
organs because it can't tell the differ-
ence between foreign substances called
antigens and its own cells and tissues.
There are three types of lupus - dis-
coid, which only affects the skin, sys-
temic, which affects internal organs,
and drug-induced, which is similar to
systemic but occurs with the use of cer-
tain prescription drugs.
"There are about 1.4 million Ameri-
cans with lupus," said Duane Peters,
vice president of Advocacy of the Lupus
Foundation of America. "It is estimated
that one in every 185 people have lupus,
and nine out of 10 are females."
Lupus can affect women and men of
all ages, but it typically strikes women
in the child-bearing years of 15 to 45.
Lupus is also two to three times more
common among blacks, Asians, His-
panics and Native Americans.
Diagnosis of lupus is difficult
because symptoms disappear and reoc-
cur unpredictably and are similar to the
symptoms of other illnesses.
"Symptoms mimic what might be
considered a minor illness, such as the
flu or the stress of daily living," Peters
said. "Symptoms come and go and

andation
Mlert Day
there are no tests if a person does or
does not have lupus."
Signs can include achy, painful and
swollen joints, unexplained fever for
several days, persistent fatigue even
after a full night's sleep, skin rashes,
sensitivity to sunlight and pain in the
chest when breathing deeply.
"I was diagnosed in 1977, but it took
about a year and a half to diagnose the
disease as lupus," said Lupus Founda-
tion volunteer Monica Gilliam, who suf-
fers from the disease.
"By the time I would get to the doc-
tor, the symptoms would disappear and
new ones would come," Gilliam said.
"The only one that really persisted was
the tiredness. The best way to explain
the fatigue is that I felt as if I was walk-
ing against the wind."
There is no cure for lupus, but
patients are given steroids to combat
the disease.
"From my observation, I've seen the
people who were diagnosed early and
aggressively, and they are doing much
better," Gilliam said. "I believe that peo-
ple need to listen to their bodies and not
ignore the symptoms and signs. It's bet-
ter to go to the doctor and be told it's OK
than not to go and be told it's too late."
"I suggest to people that they write
things down," Gilliam said. "Write
down what symptoms you're having and
take that in with you to the doctor's."
The Lupus Foundation plans to dis-
tribute informational packets on Alert
Day tomorrow and a brief quiz to
make people aware of the disease and
its symptoms.
"The whole aim is to alert people and
to increase public awareness," Gilliam
said. "So many people are walking
around with lupus and do not even
know it. Those people might look well,
but internally they're being damaged"

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THE CALENDAR
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
FRIDAY American Heritage Month, 9:15
Helen Zia, Part of Asian Pacific a.m., School of Education, SUNDAY
America Heritage Month, Zia, a Korean Cultural Show, a night of U "Healing Ourselves ... Healing Our
journalist and editor of Ms. mag- student performance in tradition- World," Sponsored by Michigan
azine to speak, Yuri Kochiyama al and contemporary Korean cul- Animal Ri hts Society and the
Loune, South Quad, noon, 763- ture, Mendelsohn, 7 p.m. People's ood Coop, John Rob-
904 ' Faces of the Future, 4th Annual bins to speak, Michigan Union,
Michigan Romanian League, Free Conference on the Mixed Experi- Wolverine Room, 2 p.m.
movie and Spring Meeting, Michi- ence, Michigan Union Pendleton EAn Arboretum Hike with Hillel,
aUno 2nflo,7pm. * Room, 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Hillel, meet at Hil-
an-Union, 2nd floor,p.m.'O Planet Environmental Service Day, lns. 1Hpmm.
Latino Talent Showcase, Sponsored meeting, grassy knoll outside mArchiglas: concert of Russian Folk
Latino/a Task Force and Dennison, 10a.m. and Church Music, Sponsored by
ichigan League Programming, U Human Genetics: The Human the Residential College, RC Audi-
Michigan League Underground, 8 Genome Project, Evolution and torium, 7 p.m., 936-1998
p.m.Health, lecture by Prof. David Evorhang aufl (Raise the Curtain),
0 Shabbat Experience, Sponsored by Burke, 170 Dennison, 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by Residential Col-
Hillet, home cooked Shabbat din- The Paradox of Liberal Feminism: iege, RC Auditorium, 1 p.m.,
ner, Hillel, 7:30 p.m. Preference, Rationality & Oppres- 647-4378
Informational Session on the Pro- sion, Sponsored by the Philoso- U Athena Women's Music Festival
anei a few QI~c.fe+.iflI Einhuare.- phy Departrnent,Michigan 2000. Amer's. 1 p.m.

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