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The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 12, 2004 - 3

CAMPUS
Experts to discuss
debate over
alternative medicine
The Forum on Health Policy of the
University Medical School and the
Internal Medicine Department will
sponsor a panel on alternative medi-
cine today at noon in the Ford
Amphitheater on the second floor of
the University Hospital.
The discussion will include a panel
of experts who will address the "main-
streaming" of alternative medicine and
the debate between using alternative
medicine versus scientific medicine.
Panelists will include medical school
student Andrew Heyman, Integrative
Medicine Program Co-Director Sara
Warber and nursing Prof. Jeanne
Raisler.
Festival to kick
off weekend for
students, siblings
A carnival at the Michigan Union at
8 p.m. today will kick off the 67th
annual Little Sibs Weekend. The event,
called "Michigras," offers a free night
of inflatable games, antique photos,
animals, live music, food and prizes.
The Michigan Union Program Board,
the Residence Hall Association and
Michigan Union Arts and Programs
will sponsor the event.
Terrorism's causes,
consequences
Stopic of colloquium
A panel of scholars will discuss the
importance, causes and consequences
of terrorism as part of a colloquium
called "The Roots of Terrorism Initia-
tive" beginning at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow
in room 4448 of East Hall.
Participants will include history
Prof. Juan Cole and political science
Prof. Mark Tessler. Todd Stewart,
director of the Ohio State University
Program for Homeland Security will .
also participate. The University of
Michigan's Institute for Social
Research sponsors the colloquium.
Author to read
work on Olympics,
Greek history
Author Alexander Kitroeff will read
an excerpt of his book "Wrestling
with the Ancients: Modern Greek
Identity and the Olympics" at 3 p.m.
Sunday at Shaman Drum Bookshop.
The book is a historical study that
examines Greece's role in the
Olympics from the 19th century to
this year's games in Athens.
Kitroeff is an associate history pro-
fessor at Haverford College. He has
won several awards, including a 2001
grant from the Center for Neohelenic
Research in Athens. This reading is
sponsored by the Modern Greek
jdepartment.
t Cultural show will
Ifocus on Islamic
cultural traditions
The Muslim Graduate Students
Association will present a cultural pro-
gram called "Secrets of the Heart, Part
II" at 5 p.m. on Sunday in the Rack-
ham Auditorium. The show will feature

performances by the Persian Music
Ensemble, Indonesian dances by Pen-
cak Silat USA, readings from the work
of Sufi poet Jalal Al-Din, sacred drum-
ming by the Chicago Bosnian Drum-
ming Troupe, and Sufi meditation.
Pulitzer Prize-
nominated poet
to share work
As part -of the Visiting Writers
Series, poet Frank Bidart will read
some of his work at 7:30 p.m. on
Monday in the Pendleton Room of the
Michigan Union. Bidart is a professor
at Wellesley College and has pub-
lished five books of poetry. He was
awarded the Shelley Award of the
Poetry Society of America.
Bidart has also been nominated for
the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book
Critics Circle Award. A public reception
will follow the reading. The event is
sponsored by the English Department
and the Office of the Provost.
Son of 'the Pianist'
to talk on father's
WWII experiences
The Center for Russian and East
European Studies will sponsor a lec-
ture called "The Pianist's Life After the

LSA-SG hopes to continue its momentum

By Kristen Przybyiski
Daily Staff Reporter
Despite no opposition in the race for the LSA
Student Government executive positions, Stu-
dents First presidential candidate Lauren May
and vice presidential candidate Ryan Ford said
they have lost no enthusiasm.
May, the current LSA-SG treasurer, and Ford,
the appointments vice chair, plan to continue with
many of the efforts that the government has put
forth already this year. The addition of an Interna-
tional Relations minor to the University's curricu-
lum is one such concern.
While significant progress has been made, the
candidates stressed that the work is not over.
"We've gotten the go-ahead from the adminis-
tration," said Ford, a junior.
May, a sophomore, added that they would like to
eventually create an International Relations concen-
tration.
May and Ford expressed that they still plan to

push for an increase in the number of registration
brackets to help guarantee students a registration
appointment that better reflects their academic
standing.
Each bracket currently covers a range of 15
credits, so that students who have between 70 and
84 credits are placed in the same bracket. The
proposal would reduce each bracket to five cred-
its. Both LSA-SG and the Michigan Student
Assembly recently passed resolutions in favor of
the changes. "(The issue of) credit brackets looks
pretty positive," Ford said.
Another current LSA-SG issue that the candi-
dates plan to promote is the dedication of an
entire week to homecoming festivities.
"The school is full of school spirit, so why not
channel that into homecoming celebration?"
May said.
Ford said the week of festivity would kick off
at the Michigan theater with a film chronicling
Michigan football history, followed by speakers
from the Michigan football program such as play-

ers and coach Lloyd Carr.
The celebration would continue with a parade,
an a capella concert at Hill Auditorium and a day
of festivities on the Diag, including a competitive
clothing donation drive and performances from
dance groups. The week would then culminate
with a concert by a well-known performer at
Crisler Arena.
Candidates realize that this and other ideas
diverge from LSA-SG's customary concentration
on academic issues within the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts.
"Historically, LSA-SG has been a strictly aca-
demic student government," May said. "We're
now trying to incorporate issues that aren't purely
academic."
The University's recent proposal to make cer-
tain alterations to the Greek system that would
entail substance-free housing, professional live-
in advisors and a delayed rush for new students
until the winter term is another concern of the
candidates.

"As a member of the Greek community, it's
something that's really important to me," said
Ford. "LSA-SG has a working relationship with
(Vice President of Student Affairs) E. Royster
Harper, and we could use that to come up with a
compromise that wouldn't hurt the Greek com-
munity as much as it's proposed to right now."
Both candidates expressed their approval of the
current leaders of LSA-SG - President David
Matz and Vice President Tania Brown, both of
whom are juniors.
"This year has been sort of a rebuilding year.
... Dave and Tania have done tremendous things
for our government," Ford said. "They've gotten
people to work hard and use their full potential."
May and Ford also have full confidence in their
own abilities to work together as an executive team.
"I think Ryan and I make a really great team,
frankly," May said. "We complement each other
really well:'
Elections will be held on March 17 and 18.
Students can vote online at vote.www.umich.edu.

Speaker talks about
denigrated view of
women in the medi~a

By Megan Greydanus
Daily Staff Reporter

. The media presents a contradictory representa-
tion of women, Media Education Foundation
Director Sut Jhally said last night in the Michigan
..~ Union. Women on television draw power from
~..~,...their sexuality, but at the same time the ideal
h woman is supposed to be submissive. He said this
leaves women unhappy with their bodies.
- x As part of the "Love Every Body Week,"Jhal-
... ly's speech "The Catch-22 of Female Sexuality
in Pop Culture" focused on ways women base
:.::" ~ . .identity on the media's representation of the
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and faion aertisling-bewerseen ongas
submisfsienexalects b einvrpoeednby
the dominant male.
Jhally said those who control the media decide
hry what images are seen everyday. Men control the
majority of media, so women are portrayed as
having only the power of being sexual objects and
are still submissive to men, Jhally said. He dis-
cussed the complexity women must face regard-
ing their own sexuality.
"During the day you can be the good girl and at
night a bad girl," Jhally said.
Jhally noted that some directors of Britney
Spears and Mandy Moore music videos are also
well-known for their pornography films.
v t OSEN/aily Male fantasy is inside the identity of young
Sut Jhally emphasizes the sexualization of women in advertising during his talk "The Catch-22 of Female girls." Jhally said.
Sexuality In Pop Culture" In the Michigan Union yesterday. Jhally also addressed how men treat women
GR E SHe said he conducted an internal investigation and a
y ::rconcluded Wednesday that two ATO members had ti;
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1P 4 GARP co-chair Ariel Krantz, who is also the judi- "There will be severe consequences for the two the
'.. wk kk E .:.. cial vice president of the Panhellenic Association, brothers who participated," Stone said. "I will report mi
}fM i ....confirmed that SAE would be required to pay half the consequences by Sunday to (IFC president)
.~. Wthe damages. Casey (Bourke)." p
¢' f k ' DKE president Alex Dengel could not be reached Stone added that he has apologized to DKE for nc
r N",l ' r f. for comment, and vice president Daniel Kochis AmO's involvement in the incident
refused to comment. "I wasn't forced to apologize; I apologized on m+
f yxsf Fx f#r >:: The third fraternity involved in the incident, Alpha my own behalf," he said. p
ENGIN ERINGTau Omega, may next be brought to trial before Despite the penalties facing SAE, Nelson said he
f ~GARP. DKE filed a complaint with GARP against was satisfied with the outcome of the trial. N
WfhI I 4 W ATO on Wednesday, Stone said. "We were thankful to have an opportunity to dispel be

according to how women are represented in
_the media.
Since masculinity is often defined as their con-
trol over women, men have the pressure to treat
iwomen a certain way, Jhally said. For example,
1the language found in rap music is developed to
ipromote masculinity and the "good guys" are not
1speaking up, he said.
3 "Change the context in which our society
views women's bodies." Jhally said. By not
speaking up, men are enabling women to be left
rdissatisfied with their bodies and feeling guilty
about their own sexuality.
"One of the things that men can do is break that
silence. The role of the universities is to raise ques-
tions up and put them on the agenda," said Jhally.
sLSA freshman Becky Weinstein said she
believes the media can have a powerful influence
on the way women view their bodies.
"I have definitely re-evaluated my own life and
I try not to be so affected by the negative mes-
sages that the media is trying to portray to
1teenage girls aind college girls;' she said.
And LSA senior Jessica Marks added, "I think
it was refreshing to hear this from a male point of
view
tThis week's events - organized by the Coali-
tion for Action Regarding Eating Issues - seek
to raise awareness of women's issues.
> "Awareness is the first step in societal
change," Alison Brzenchek,.chair of CARE,
said. "The whole message is that we are trying
to get acceptance of all bodies and show the
ipower of media."
lot of the rumors and myths about what happened
hat night," Nelson said.
He added that SAE, like ATO, had decided before
he trial to punish the 11I members whom it deter-
nined were involved in the incident.
"The individuals who took part in this event are
>aying for the damages as individuals; the house is
iot paying as a whole;' Nelson said.
In addition, he said SAE had placed several of its
nembers on probation and required some to partici-
>te in community service.
"We were very disappointed that it happened,"
[elson said. "We're just thankful to put this
>ehind us."

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Corrections:
An article on Page 3B of yester-
day's Daily should have identified the
documentary filmmaker as Rachel
Raney.
An editorial on Page 4A of yester-
day's Daily should have said Mary
Sue Coleman will not attend the Uni-
versity's Advisory Committee on
Labor Standards and Human Rights
meeting.
A photo on Page 1 A of yesterday's
Daily should have identified MSA
presidential candidate Tim Moore, a
Business School junior. The photo
also should have been attributed to
Laura Shlecter.
Please report any errors in the
Daily to correcdions@michigandai-
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