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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 9, 2000 - 3A

Students prepare for White Ribbon week

'U' health system
and M- CARE
receive grant
The Partnerships for Quaity Edu-
cation and the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation have given ti University
Health System and M-CARE a
S150,000 one-year planning grant.
The grant will be used to develop
an innovative curriculum for trainees
in interna' medicine, nursing, pharma-
cy and social work.
The training will occur at the uni-
versity's Geriatrics Center s Turner
Geriatric Clinic and include interdis-
ciplinary education between the Med-
ical School, School of Nursing,
School of Social Work and the Col-
lege of Pharmacy
The University Health System and
M-CARE the health system's
managed care organization - were
one of six partnerships selected fr
funding. More than 50 ther appli-
cants from around the nation also
applied to participate in the P'artne-
;hips for Quality Education's Col-
laborative Interprofessional Team
Education initiative.
Number of single
mothers will grow
According to a recent analysis by
the National Center for health Sta-
tistics, the number of births by non-
married mothers is expected to
increase during the upcoming
The authors of the study,
Stephanie Ventura, of the health
statistics center, and Christine
Bachrach, of the National Institute
of Child Health and Human Devel-
opment, predict that out-of-wed-
lock births could increase I I
percent in 1999-2000.
They attribute the growth to a 14
percent increase in single women
aged 18 to 29 between 1999 and
If single women continue to procre-
ate at the same rate, the number of
babies born to single women will
increase from I .3 million to 1.44 mil-
lion in the \ear 2000.
The rate of out-of-wedlock births is
43.9 live births per 1,000 wvomen, a
drop from 46.9 live births per 1.000
women in 1994.
The report also claims that if there
is a shift in marriage patterns and
women get married at earlier ages, the ,
rates would decrease.
According to thle 1i.S.Census
Bureau, 73 percent of women aged 2(
to 24 and 44.6 percent 0 those aged
25 to 29 ar'e notrmarricd
One out of five
Americans found
to have depression
The results of a recent survey
given to more than 2,000 adults in
six 1mnajor U.S. cities have found that
about 20 percent of Americans are
Michael Seidman of the Henry
Ford Hospital in Detroit found that 12
percent of the recipients met the crite-
ria for clinical depression while 10
percent fit into the frequent low mood
Respondents listed family issues,
raffic, financial difficulties and work
as a major contributor to negative
The groups that reported the

iighest rates of low mood were
people aged 18 to 24 with 19 per-
cent, unemployed people with 18
percent and women with 13 per-
The 'respondents that were consid-
ered clinically depressed or frequent
low mood cited instances of difficulty
sleeping, poor appetite, fatigue, diffi-
culty in concentrating and an ongoing
case of the blues.
The sample group was taken from
New York, Washington D.C., San
Francisco, Houston, Minneapolis and
Compiled h' Dail/ Staffjeporter
Lindsev A /pertf in wire rep)orts.

By Rachel Green
1 )ailyStaff Reporter
Rackham student Gary Brouhard said he got
involved in the White Ribbon Campaign after
heating too many stories about his female friends
being abused by men.
The campaign, an international program run by
men to end male violence against women, is cele-
brating its first annivesary at the University this
"I want to be proud to be a man," Brouhard
said. "But as long as so many men commit
acts of violence against women, that's impos-
sible. I want masculinity to mean peaceful-
ness and cooperation, not aggression and
The focus of this year's events is the White
Ribbon Drive to distribute ribbons, which runs
from November 29 to December 5. Preparations

for the drive begin tonight, as group members
plan to make ribbons and hear from a University
professor on domestic violence.
National Outreach Coordinator for the White
Ribbon Campaign Jack Gagliordi said he
believes the biggest problem in combating vio-
lence against women committed by men is a lack
of education for men about the seriousness of
their actions.
"We battle everything from sexist jokes against
women all the way up to murder," Gagliordi said.
The campaign began in Montreal in 1989
following the Dec. 6 massacre of 14 women at
the University of Montreal by a lone gunman.
"The campaign was just started by a handful
of men who just started distributing ribbons,"
Gagliordi said. "Before you knew it, over
100,000 ribbons were distributed across Cana-
da that year."
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness

Program is supporting the White Ribbon Cam-
paign in its efforts to increase awareness among
men on the realities of sexual assaults against
Alicia Rinaldi, education and training coordi-
nator for SAPAC, said her organization is playing
a supportive role in helping the campaign orga-
nize their events.
"The place where we really want to see men
involved is through education and prevention
education," she said.
Aaron Kaufian, one of two male members of
SAPAC, said he joined the group after several of
his close friends were involved in violent relation-
"In the.five years I have been involved
with SAPAC, I have never encountered any
hostility regarding my gender and involve-
ment in the movement to end violence
against women," Kaufman said. "Instead, I

have received comments regarding the need
for more men to actively involve themselves
in this issue."
Kaufman said he is pleased that SAPAC is
joining forces with the White Ribbon Cam-
paign to end male aggression towards women
because this issue needs wide exposure in
order to be resolved.
In the last three years, the White Ribbon Cam-
paign has been effective at attracting attention
from in the United States. Last year, the United
Nations declared November 25th the Internation-
al Day for the Elimination of Violence against
Women, kicking off the international White Rib-
bon Campaign annually.
But Gagliordi said the efforts of his organiza-
tion are a year round concern.
"Primarily, we're an education awareness cam-
paign," he said. "Men must work to be part of the
solution to end violence against women."

We love to see you smile

Researchers discuss study
of schooling, childcare


1/2 BARL

Professors follow the
lives of 10 single moms
going to college
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff'Rcporer
Advocating change for lowt-
income single mothers pursuing an
education while receiving public
assistance, two researchers presented
their research at the Center for the
Education of.Women yesterday.
University of Michigan at Flint
Political Science Prof. Peggy Kahn
and Eastern Michigan University
Education Prof. Valerie Polakow
followed the lives of 10 women and
their struggles to balance the
requirements for assistance and the
desire for post-secondary educa-
"We wanted to hear the voices of
these women ... and found that a
routinized violation of rights occurs
for student mothers in post-sec-
ondary education." Polakow said.
They were told 'you could lose
everything if you continue with col-
lege .,
Kahn and Palkow cited stories of'
women who had been pushed aside
by the system and had to work
instead of attend classes to meet wel-

fare requirements. 'The researchers
recounted the difficulties the women
had in finding affordable and reli-
able child care.
Polakow said 88.8 percent of child
care is informal child care, done by
individuals or centers that have not
been screened and are not always
developmentally beneficial for the
children in their care.
The two recounted tales of out-
right denial of subsidies and ch ild
care even when women were entitled
to them and emphasized the need for
legislative reform and more support-
ive policies.
"Now the work requirement legis-
lation seems to say that any entry
level job is good enough for welfare
recipients," Kahn said. "Neither edu-
cation nor caring for your own chil-
dren has been seen as responsible
work of any kind." ,
Polakow said she sees an intense
need for advocacy to give people
back their rights and a need for
respect regardless of' racial and other
"The need for advocacy is intense
and it revolves around rights to post
secondary education. child care and
the right to. be a single parent, to
have family responsibility respected
as she pursues a post secondary edu-
cation,' she said.

Polakow added that the situation
directly affects University stiideints
as some are single mothers an-d that
the community as a whole should
share collective concerns about this
issue of discrimination. ;
"It's unequal access ... resricted
educational opportunities and dis-
crimination on how low inconme stu-
dent parents are treated by }ublic
agencies." she said.
The two rccomimended policies
that suppor two- and four-year
degrees for welfare recipients and
studenti mothers, and urged the
spreading of' more information on
rights and support services for these
Yesterday's prescntation was one
of the many events tied to the cen-
ter's involvement in increasing
women's access to education. Carol
Hollenshead, director of the Center
for the Education of Women,
stressed the need for advocacy,
change and education.
"This is an instance where higher
education for poor women has been
curtailed,",she said, "and I holp that
students who are fortunate enough to
be able to pur'sue higher education for
themselves would be interested in
lielping ensure that others have the
oppot-tunity to pursue the same educa-

Ann Arbor resident Jason Seechuk and LSA sophomore Rachel Goldstein
prepare to enjoy their McDonald's dinner yesterday evening on South
Forest Avenue.
Studen-&-lt Aluni LN1
Council rIaffles a
semester' Stuition




By Scott Lindrup
F1r t' i ic u

"We just thought
this was something
students would


For students strug gli iigto make
ends meet, a raffle ticket could be the
The Student Alumni Council is
holding a raffle to give away a semes-
ter's paid tuition and other prizes.
Held annually, the raffle is typically
offered only to parents of currCnt stu-
dents through the Parents Newsletter,
but this year SAC has decided to offer
students a chance to enter the raffle.
Students could win free in-state
tuition for one sCmester', amounting to
about 53.500. Also up for grabs are two
5500 tuition grants or a lifetime mnem-
ber'ship to the Alumni Association.
"We just thought this was something
students wouid like, and we plan to
offer it every year from now on,' SAC'
President Janct Hodges said of the
counicil's decision to open up the raffle
to students.
SAC, the student committee of the
Alumni Association, annually runs
Parents Weekend and Senior Days.
The Alumni Association, which draws
most of its money from donations, is
funding the raffle.
"It would be a little easier to live."
said LSA sophomore Meagan Golani
of the free tuition prize. "I would not
fcel that tremendous pressure of loans
and tuition as much. I could probably
work less and that would be great.
"Any money helps. I mean 5500 is a
ronth's rent." she added. "The Alumni





-Janet Hodges
Student Alumni Council president
Membership would probably help me
get involved in campus after I graduate,
too. Right now I don't have time
between working and class."
"I think this would be important to a
lot of students and if more people
knew about it, maybe more people
would get involved"
LSA freshman Erik Freimuth said
the raffle would be a good opportu-
nity for students paving tuition out
of their own pockets. "Not every-
one's parents are paying for school.
Mine are so it wouldn't affect my
life much."
SAC will be asking for-donations,
but contributions are not required to
participate in the raffle. Winners will
be notified shortly after the Nov. 27
drawing and their student accounts
will be credited at the beginning of'
Winter term.
'Tables will be set up today and
tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in
the basement of the Michigan Union
where students can sign up to partici-
pate in the raffle.

Come Hear Scott and Decide!
Scott will be at:
Thursday November 9, 2000
9pm - Auditorium 3
Do you agree with Scott? www.umich.edu/~issues
This is what Scott believes:
"I believe in God, who created the world and everything in it. He is eternally
existent, all-knowing, all-powerful, glorious, and perfectly loving, just, and
I believe He created men and women in his own image. But humankind
walked away from God, causing a separation between the two. This rejection
of God, called sin, has been characteristic of all humankind ever since.
I believe that, in order to bridge the chasm between God (perfect, holy) and
humankind (rebellious, sinful), God came into this world as a person, Jesus
-He lived a perfect life, never sinning while facing all temptation and
hurt known to humankind.
-He offered himself as the way to whole and abundant life.
-He died by crucifixion as a substitute payment for the sins of
I believe in the historical fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

"City and Temple in Northern
Mesopotamia: Recent Excava-
tions at Tell Brak, NE Syrai,"
Sponsored by the Department of
Near Eastern Studies. Geoff
Fmherlinf' will snak. 4:00 n m.

p.m., 1501 Frieze Building,
Arena Theatre, 764-6800
Detroit Project Diag Day, 10:00
a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Diag
Circle K Inductions, Sponsored by
Kiwanis, '7:00 p.m.. Michigan
Union Pendleton Room, 623-023
"What on Earth is the Orthodox

Volunteers in Action Dinner for the
Homeless, Sponsored by Hillel,
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Bethle-
hem United Methodist Church of

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