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The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 10, 2000 -- 3A

Seniors to plant
class trees with

outlie ath plans

By Jeremy W. Peters
D~aily Staff Reporter

Today at 5 p.m. on
Senior class is invitedi
dent Lec Bollinger in

the 1)ia the
to joinl Presi-
renewing the

,,.radition of planting a class tree.v
In February, thc senior university
=students were polled to choose the
location for their permanent campus
monumeni, the (lass of 2000) Tappan
Oak. Students voted to plant the ti-e
on the D~iag.
Following the ceremony, which
will also acknowledge the funds col-
'@lected through the Senior Pledge
drive, there will be at reception in the
atrium of the Chemistry Building.
The event is sponsoredl by the Alumni
Association and the Development
Annual G iving Programs.
;Four students win
Goldwater awards
All four Univeisity nominees lot
'lhe Goldwater Scholarship received
-'the awards.
Jlennifer (Chang received an award
,,Tr chemistry and biochemistry;
-.Brian DeBosch for cellular molecular
;biol ogy and Gerinan; Joseph
:,Marsano for mathematics and
r4,+hysics; and Benjamin Singter for
'Three hundred and nine awards
were iven CHout nationw~ide to tinder-
Wtaduate sophoimor'es and junior:,.
Ihe (Goldwaiter scholars were
-, elccted oii the basis of' academic
, _TnYrit from a nominee pool of'I 1176
mathematics, science and engineering
'students,.nminated by their respec-
tive university 1faculty.
Thie one and two year scholarships
will cover the cost of tuition, tees,
' -boks and room and~ board tip to a
49 axmmumn of $7,500 per year.
The (Goldwater Foundation is a fed-
crally endowed agency established in
I 986 to honor Senator Barry (Goldwa-
ter to foster and encouragte outstand-
Ig studlents to pursue careers in
efigincerinrg, mathematics anid nautioal
Michigan Theater
to screen two
Palestinian films
Tonight at the Michigan "l Kteri
'two Palestinian short films wil be
sthorvn as part of the Children of the
Middle Last FilImi Festiva l.
The first film, "(ChilIdren of' thle
1-trrc2 exploires the lives of. Palest in ian
A4i dren during the Intif Ida, and of
'thc "Israeli soldiers, who were sent to
Oaltfol Nabl us.
-.[he second f'ilm, "(ChilIdren of
, 4atila," examines the lives of the
zhildren wvho survivedl the massacire
of 1982 at the refugee Camp Shat ila.
~,Both films are dii'ected by Mai
NMasri, who is scheduled to speak ont
',her filmmaking experiences in
'Lebanon anid Palestine after the pire-
-sentation of her films. 'The evet
'hegins at 7p.m.
Sa ncer performs to
ach, Monteverdi
_ t Power Center
--Wednesday evening the U niversity
,Musical Society wil showcase T risha
itm at the P~ower ('enter.
Girown, a choreographter foir imore
than 3(0 yearts, is knowtn for the enei'-
gy of' her ideas and the clarity of' their
*xecution, will perform such works as
" f You Couldn't See Me'" a solo anid
"Astral Converted" in which dancers
,.~i and move against the floor as if
ftgainst at wall.
'The ev'ent miarks Brown's Ann
Arbor debut, and shte will be performt-
ing wvith her nine-mtember company.
'[hey will be performingita

~Scguenccerof ighly stylized dances set
to the music of Bach aind Monteverdi.
C omnpany meimber's include Kath-
Went IFisher, D~iane Madden, Stan-
ford Makishi, Mariah Maloney,
, Gena Rho, Stacy Spence, Keith
'Thompson, Abigail Yager and
Ming-Lung( Yang.
'I'ickets ar'e SI 1 -S32 in advance at
~Brnon Tower and may be available at
the door for)t the 8 p.m. event.
('ompiled by Daili'.StufI~epoi'h'i'
.kdlw KaUlfhall.

With health care continually ranking highly
among votei's' top priorities for the upcoming pres-
idcntial election, both 'Texas Goy. (leorge W BuLsh1
and Vice President Al (Gore have made the issue a
focus of their campaigns.
Michigan Department of ('ommunity Health
Director James Ilaveman, Bush's health policy
coordinator and Richard Boxei, Gore's health poli-
cy coordinator, outlined the highlights of their- can-
didatc's plans at a tforum addressing health care
reform Friday at the School of Public Heath.
Bush's plan is centered on increased access to
health care and more individual autonomy while
gore's plan aims at univer'sal coverage atnd more
funding for Medicare.
"Gover'nor Bush believes ... that there should be
universal access to health care. Quality, affordable

it lacetansi.''JA hcaesse> hudh
tadnt atB htuedtoeiiaemcofte
Mo diay r re'oa h at s onrsoeo'te
ha bikn misxke
Supports aPtin'sKllo'1ih, er imlrto
thle on mpccne i 1soi tae
ot mos toerll' 4 t a .'e eve. Popl :ca ln

B oxer was on hand to present the vice presi- small businesses though tax ci'edits.
dents plan. In contrast to Bush' plan, which sug- University Vice President for Medical Affairs
gests universal access to health care, (Gore Gilbert Omenn said he felt that neither of the can-
advocates universal coverage. "The vice president's didates' plans addresses the problems the medical
net. goal is to have universal health coverage, but he community faces in the 21st Century.
t'ealizes that this can't be done immediately. That is Omenri said he believes the two most pressing
wh)y we fahvor expanding coverage incrementally' health care issues are insuring the uninsured and
B'oxer said. focusing more attention on preventative medi-
"'There is a major difierence between univei'sal cine.
access atid universal coverage," he added. "The "There is a special irole of the academic medical
access is there, but people don't use it." center which is research. We should apply what we
Boxer outlined (Gore's seven point health care know and be humbled by what we don't know. I
proposal. (Gore would ensure every child is insured don't think either one has addressed preventative
by 2005, expand coverage for working parents, health care'" he said.
invest S30 billion per year into Medicare and allow Omenn suggested that Bush and Gore look to
those between the ages of 55 to 65 to buy into the former New Jersey Sen. Bill. Bradley's health care
program. G ore would add prescription di'ug benefits proposal
to Medicare and he would push for the passage of a Mary Heldring, Bradley's health policy
Patient's Bill of Right?. Lastly, (Gore would make coordinator, said the senator's plan centered
health care moi'e affordable for individuals and on preventative care.
mis secon-6-id fo-rum on

not happy hetcno .

[The ar t on the wall1

;SI = t;.

cation of student space

A pne dsignled to analyze stui-
den grup f'ice space allocation
I it ced o tudent and commu1Lnity
coners ystrday for the last time
bctrc t nvesits recommendations
to Unirity PrSfesdet Lee
Bol ixr later this week.
'ic hiltree person group, for1med
b- matcrim oVice lPresident for-Stum-
.!nt_ ,f'f aim's IF. Royster Harper. is
sciteu edto pass on its sug(gestions
toBolige by this Friday.
Yetcda s puiblic l'orum, which
an rat ,hout 70 people, primarily
disusedthe NIichi c an IUnion 'Lower
s~cx.'ms Michi(IamaM, Vullcans
and ~ tit t~onx adi][- isc of' the
topI freeflorsof' thle ho i di no.
>chof f'Social Work student
Ken oungsaid many people have
beenupst by itels beloniging to
he anl is 'atiemptm ug to wvork
on~ ~~ po iy el what is really needed
fro theadmnitration and the Uni1-
xer~oxis a t<attient that (tis) is
I ccarts lnI.; deemed otfensive.
SI~~~uv inearl'l vbm'uii'\', em1-
cc isI het udentts of',(Color ( oaf i-
#xi; oc cd \ichigarnlua'
Ilketiig spae fr 37 days.
'a the cxc sx raf m1embei's of' Vul-
edit spke ip on behalf oF their g_1roup.
Ii<- onernosenior Stexeti Faux
pi , ic'disclosed hiis membership

"Maybe this is just the tip of the
- Brett Seabury
Social Work associate professor

LSA freshman Cynthia Alverez hangs up art yesterday',in the-cianUn io
Art Lounge for the "Putting a Face On It" exhibit.
ProgrTams at
minoriy stu

to Vualcans for the first time.
"I xwill no longer remain silemnt in
what I feel has been an attack of' our
group,"Ifaux said, adding that any
accutsat ions of'group racism are fal se.
Many speakers addressed their
concerns about the goal and struc-
tore of the panel.
School of Social Work student
Diego Bernal saidl the forum need-
ed to be publicized more. "I think
the panel should not completely
rely, on students to gather informa-
tion," Bernal said. " I would also
like to find out if' the panel would
like to speak to" Uniiver'sity legal
Following the meetirtg, panel
member Patricia Gurin. a psycholo-
gy professor, said all com'ments and
ii'omfbation given to the panel have
been public.
'The' three mnemnber group is also
scheduled in October to give
3o1 fin ger its recommendations
regarding administrative and facul-
tv relationships with student
Social Work associate Pi'of; Brett
Seabury said that the panel should
look at issues beyondl M ichigamua,

Vulcans and Phoenix.
Seabury labeled the groups as
secret societies and urged the paniel
to look into the possibility that simi-
lar groups exist on campus. "~Maybe
this is .just the tip of the iceberg,"
Seabuiry said.
Steve Zalek, a University alum and
1387 member of Michigamua, said
the SCC and Michigamua shouldl be
able to work out its differences.
"Call me naive, l personally dlon't
believe in any secret society and
conspiracy theories," Zalek said. "It
wouldn't hurt to talk again."
"This is not about office space.
This issue is about the kind of coun-
try that we can become. The Univer-
sity of' Michigan has publicly
undertaken to meet that vision by
standing up agtainist those that would
dismantle affirmnative actionT:'lhis is
the time that foot di-agging is uinbe-
coming for a leader like" the Uni-
versity," Rackham student Cedric
Deleon said.
Members of' Michigauma: New
Traditions for a New Millennium
did not speak at last night's forum.
-Dailr .Staff'Rcpo-t'J- Liudseut'
A/peit'contribuftedC/t) this /'L'/Nflt.

By Elizabeth Kassab
fml ).talx Reiport tr
"AllI students, tnot jlustmiinoiities,
should have thle opportunity to be part
of A diverse calmpus,'' Uniiiversi ty
Admissions Direcctor 'Ted Spencer s-md.
'lb ensure this, the U niversity is tak-
wi tiesue to emcourageo underm'epi'c-
sernted muinomity studenlts to em'Ioll for the
fall termi.
'fhe pi-og.iamis "fit Undel-'tthe mission
statement to do evei'ything possible to
attr'act amid admit and encoui'race Stu-
denits fiomn a variety of' backn'ounds" to
attenid the univer'sity, Spencer said.
Liast month the Univer'sity spornsom'ed
its aitmmal Phone ('all Out, An C~II't to
per'sonal ize the University to accepted
undei'repr'esented minor'it ies. Volunteet's
called the prospective students to wel-
conic themt to the Ulnivei'sity anid answver
their questions. 'Thie costs of' calliin
every admitted student wouldl be exor'bi-
tant, Spencer satid, and unofelrm'piesenteol
tminorities iieed to be reassured that
ther'e is a place for- theim in a lam'ge u-111
Spencer said lie afflirmnative act ion
laxwsuits, which Char11e that the Umivel-
sity emiploys unif'ai r methods mim its
adniissionis process, have had no etkec
onl the techtiiques the Univer'sity uses to
r'ecm'uit Students.
Cassie Stafford, at senior fr'om Main-
tin Luther Kink, .hm'. IHigh School iin
D~etr'oit, saidl she was pleasantly Stir-
prised that such aitaklgw school would
take the time to call studenuts individu-
ally. it showed that "they do pem'soml-
mze." she said.
Stah''Oro was one of' about 900) stol-
dei~ts amid parents who attended the
ann71ual Spring Welcome IDay oii Satur-
dayt. 'T'hie evenut is goeared specifically
towar'dlurnderr'epresented iiminorities who
have beetnAdniitted to) the University for
the luAll 2000 semnestem'. Studenits wer'e
ollemwd btreakfast, attended panel discuis-
siomis and an Informationi fair amid wentf
on A walking tor of'campus.
Spenicer said the event wals desigtned

lot' ii ti( 1i it iis o i ne e, c
then liked i ~
'[he aim o Spin'We' mI a a
to ititrodulCe Undltei''tie an
ties totil e ' i itc l . ' t ic l as 'sl K i ',
Spencer' Satd h it el c- piw
Welcome Day is n ae~;(co
Day, butl the (fi1ll>p f'' 1
dents pose are dtire-
Spencer'sad hesub.io ini
events are pos'i xc.II s tboiK
pei'Celli of's td a xxIo tedt:1 )1.
l~ay tot1rs an;d SpmIna eio.c. n
uip etimoliin In II nvrsi
The sepat'ate xet sfed vr
because tihe m1o11*t11-11 sK-c
Spencer sakitinoivtuet>he
LlIi(fuc coticras . ttiia edin a'e
prdconli naiitl"v x demnc'nx n
Spt'i rt Welcom I Xx c1nWt
address thosesecfc ocen
The messantha te nx o
hopes to delix ci'i htnoo isht
presence anid axoeondtvcd
ther'e aic stuiden upot c ati.'
minioritimes, Speei >ci)'
I Siftitii'Aue}aU11oxtoa e~
edl thelni'i'ioI iix tteKlw
Stridet t I iitiad>UI > cLi 'ct
youi're hei'e,.;0o'e~lIheei c s>
suppor't"fIom)the Inxe i (n
son fbr BSU to be Ilie _ i 1 hx
themllthat there IS as<pt a nt '. u
amdon students"' shesai
Spencer said tbic'it~suet
started the piograntad h aaiti'
tioan took oxvi xhn h xia ec n
too hiar'd fiorstdnsthadtlio;I
ly aind loniistla.'~td;ittl s[i
and influece sx r ticci i
desin uof, Ic( lnkIlpot a
Spencer said.
Itiformation at as.cm slon
and paniels wet'e alsa'e 'I[o is
F~irst-handl infi'or a u uinxc
slty studetmsx'saxaial 'tt
expetience. saCi 'teatIi 1
senmior' at RObCiMLtadIIi1 Shnid
D)ear'borI ii lits.



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