The Michigan Daily.- Monday, March 26, 2001 - 3A
Blue Party wins 6 of 9 seats on LSA-SG
Public meetings to
Cf 'U' bus system
Two meetings to discuss the
potential expansion and partner-
ship between the University's bus
system and the Ann Arbor Trans-
pqrtation Authority will be held
this week for the University com-
,Both meetings will include a pre-
,sentation of the expansion facts, a
response for possible concerns and
:,a,time for public comments, which
will each be limited to five min-
* The free meetings will be held at
,3 ,p.m. tomorrow in the Vandenberg
Room of the Michigan League and
at 7 p.m. on March 28 in the East
Room of Pierpont Commons on
-Additional information about the
isues regarding the possible expansion
is posted on the University Parking and
Transportation Services website at
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itters and words
School of Information visiting
Prof. Eric Ketelaar and Boston Col-
Jege history Prof. James O'Toole
will be featured in "Reading Paint-
ings: Letters and Ledgers in Euro-
pean and American Paintings"
® tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Universi-
ty's Museum of Art.
Ketelaar and O'Toole will give a
slide-illustrated lecture about the
significance of the often readable
'letters and documents depicted in
Eropean and American paintings.
*=traditions come to
The University Center for World
Performance Studies will celebrate
performing arts traditions from
around the world from 2:30 p.m. to
2 .m. on Friday.
A series of talks by University
scholars will be given throughout the
More information on the schedule
* "can be found at 936-2777.
Performances during this celebra-
t-i6n will include University Japan-
ese Gamelan Ensemble from 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m., Japanese shakuhachi
flute performance by Michael
Gould from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
Ghanaian palmwine guitar music
by Koo Nimo from 3 p.m. to 4
p.m., Albanian love songs by Ermi-
0 ta Babali and Ensemble from 4
Vi. to 5 p.m., University dance
Prof. Robin Wilson from 5 p.m. to
-6' pm., a Nigerian libation ceremo-
nV conducted by Olabayo Olanivi
fr'om 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., a
.:screening of Rakesh Roshan's "Bol-
lvwood" film Kaho Naa ... Pyaar
s ai from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the
Japanese Shadow Puppet Theater
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and
from 9 p.m: to 10:30 p.m., Con-
golese dance and drumming by
Bichinis Bia Congo from 8 p.m. to
,930 p.m., and world techno music
DJs Brian Tomsic, Carlos Souf-
fiant and Domingo Yu from 10:30
E p,. to 2 a.m.
~"xhibits and a buffet of food
from around the world will also be
present throughout the day. The free
celebration will be held in various
School of Social Work Building
: Lecture on birth
Brandeis University anthropology
and Near Eastern and Judiac studies
Prof. Susan Kahn will give a free lec-
ture titled "Reproducing Jews" on
artificial insemination, in-vitro fertil-
ization, egg donation and surrogate
patenthood in light of Jewish teach-
The talk will take place tomorrow
at 7:30 p.m. at Hillel located at 1429
Compiled bV Dai/r Staff Reporter
By Shannon Pettypiece
Daily Stafl Reporter
If the newly elected representatives for LSA
Student Government are able to fulfill their cam-
paign promises, LSA students will see many
changes in their academic life next term.
New LSA-SG President Rachel Tronstein, who
ran as a Blue Party candidate, said one of her first
tasks as president will be to increase student
"There's a ton of structural things to do in order
to reach out to students," said Tronstein. "I like
working with people and reaching out to a lot of
members of campus that don't currently partici-
pate in student government."
The Blue Party won six out of the nine seats o:i
LSA-SG, but Vice President Adam Damerow said
the strong presence of the party will not affect
how the student body is represented.
"After the elections in LSA
dissolve and we have room to w
The three remaining seat for
tatives were filled by Michigan
"I think we knew we were gc
ity party. We are just happy w
did. We thought we would get
number," Michigan Party LSA-
The University Democratic P
didates for LSA-SG, but none v
"I think the students were m
U-Dems candidate Carrie Rheit
the students were more receptiv
Rheingans said she is con
again and hopes to be involve
year as a committee member.
Despite the fact Tronstein w
-SG the party ties posed, 1,094 students voted in the presidential
cork together," said and vice-presidential race.
"I won't be satisfied until we have 100 per-
LSA-SG represen- cent," Tronstein said. "I would have liked to see
Party candidates. more involvement because we can change a lot
wing to be a minor- about the academic life at Michigan."
e got the seats we Many candidates said they were relieved elec-
t right around this tions were over and excited to begin working on
SG Rep. Joe Mar- accomplishing their platforms.
"It was such a long election and I have a lot of
arty ran eight can- homework to do," said Gwen Arnold, who was re-
vere elected. elected as a Blue Party LSA-SG representative.
isled overall," said "I'm looking forward to working with people
ngans. "I wish that who weren't from my party who got elected."
'e, I think we cam- New Michigan Party Rep. Christina Chi said
she was shocked and pleased with the outcome of
sidering running the election.
d in LSA-SG next "I'm really happy and excited about working,"
said Chi. "I didn't know how the results were
vas running unop- going to turn out."
LSA-SG winter 2001
Rachel Tronstein/Adam Damerow
2 Gwen Arnold
U Mike Panetta
5 Jen Chen
A Natalie Raaber
I Matt Huang
8 Steve ShIarpe
0 Christina Chi
N Joe Martinez
inequalities in health care
By Maria Sprow
As part of a recent study, two actors walked into a doctor's
office. They showed the same symptoms and had been
trained to read the same script and say the same things. They
had the same job, income and address. There was one differ-
ence: One was black and the other was white. Based on their
symptoms, they should have received the same treatment.
But during the University's 15th annual Minority Health
Conference, titled "The Changing Face of America: Redefin-
ing Healthcare as the Minority becomes the Majority," health
care expert Nicolas Carballiera said the study showed that 40
percent of the time the black actor was not given the proper
"There is solid evidence in medical literature of discrimi-
natory practices in health care," said Carballiera, the founder
of the National Latino Health Collaborative and executive
director for Policy, Planning and Development at the Latino
Carballiera said universal health care is not immediately
"We know from Hillary (Clinton's) experience that there is
no appetite in this country for universal health care," he said,
adding that current health care plans are not adequate and
that a more "rational" national insurance plan is needed.
"We actually have more people uninsured now than there
were 80 years ago." he said. "We spend 99 cents of every
dollar in our health budget for treatment, and one cent for
Carballiera proposed a system in which more money
would be spent on preventative care and education on causes
of death - including poor nutrition, lack of exercise, smok-
ing and drug use, accidents, and violence.
"All of these are avoidable, but we are not making the nec-
essarv investments" he said.
"There is solid evidence in
medical literature of
discriminatory practices in
-- Nicolas Carballiera
Founder of the National Latino Health Collaborative
He said that current health care investments for the elderly
are unnecessary because they focus on treatment instead of
prevention, diverting resources away from minorities, who
are, on average, younger than whites.
"We have more children and more persons at a reproduc-
tive age than we have elderly," he said.
"Seventy-five percent of Medicaid expenses incur in the
last three months of life," he added. "Do we really believe
death can be stopped? The mortality rate is 100 percent. It
might be cold, but the fact is, everyone dies."
Carballiera said he realized that many of his opinions are
controversial but asked lecture attendees to listen before dis-
"I really think that it really challenges the ideology (of the
Hippocratic oath) and that he's really making a concerted
effort to change what that means," LSA senior Nakia
Other speakers included Beverly Coleman-Miller, the editor-
ial director of "Minority Health Today, Prof Paula Lantz, who
spoke about minority health policy and Clinical Family Medi-
cine instructor Laurita Burley, who spoke on obesity.
The conference was sponsored by the Public Health Stu-
dents of African Descent and La Salud Public Health Stu-
School of Education junior Megan Palen and fifth-year Michigan State
University student Sarah Bradley perform a tradition Czech dance at Martha
Cook's International Tea on Friday.
sample cul.1,a1tur11,es at
By Karen Schwartz
Dailv Staff Reporter
Participants perused country-
themed tables and sampled food
from around the world while
viewing performances by Korean
drummers and a Czechoslovakian
dancing group Friday at Martha
Cook Residence Hall's annual
Dance group member and
school of education junior Megan
Palen said she enjoys traditional
dancing and the opportunity to
share the Czech customs and cos-
tumes with the community.
"The flowers in my hair show that
I'm not married and the number of
skirts tell how much money you
have," she said, explaining the signifi-
cance of different traditional elements
of her costume. "Through costumes
and dancing, it's a chance for me to
get to know what it was like there and
to be able to help other people learn
about the culture too"
Palen added that the event cele-
brates diversity and heritage and that
it could also help people find places
they would be interested in traveling.
The tea is a chance for Cook residents
to represent the country of their
choice and share food and knowledge
of that country with others.
"Everyone really gets into it.
They want to show where they
came from and what they've cho-
sen to represent, and to share it
with everyone. They really put a
lot of time and energy into it,"
Martha Cook ethnic council chair
Sara Hasley said.
The event is also a chance for
community members to explore the
building and admire the architecture.
Pioneer High School senior
Daniela Montiero said she dis-
covered the international tea
while she was driving downtown.
Montiero is from Brazil and said
she hoped to find something from
her home country at the festival.
"I'd never really noticed this
much before, but I saw it so I
stopped by. I thought they might
have something I'd be interested
ini," she said. "They don't have
anything from Brazil, but the
food is really good and you can
learn about different cultures
while you eat," Montiero said.
For LSA freshman Allison
Schwartz, the problem wasn't
finding the celebration, but
rather, preparing the food for it.
Schwartz made Jen Hagel, the
same delicate sugar cookies she
eats at home on special occasions.
She said making the food in the
dorm was worth it in the long run.
"It was a mess, but thankfully
most of the cookies survived," she
said. "This is a way for them to
try new things most people would
live and die without trying these
cookies and now they can say
they've tried them."
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