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Medical students
perform musical
The "Galens Smoker," an annual
musical written, directed and per-
formed by University medical students
that skewers medical education, will be
performed this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Mendelssohn Theater.
Dental School
hosts symposium
The 32nd annual Moyers Sympo-
sium, an event that aims to contribute
to the continued education of practic-
ing dentists and orthodontists, will take
place Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15
p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. in the Rackham Auditorium.
This year's symposium, sponsored by
the School of Dentistry, will focus on
the question of whether to switch to dig-
ital radiography and three-dimensional
imaging in clinical practice. For a full
schedule, see http://www.dent.umich.
Night's Dream' at
* Hill tonight
Tonight at 8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium,
the University Musical Society is spon-
soring a performance of Shakespeare's
"A Midsummer Night's Dream."
The concert will be performed by
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
and conducted by the Globe Theatre's
Tim Carroll. Tickets range from $10 to
$56. More information can be obtained
at www.ums.org,
Loose change
reported stolen
A caller reported to the Depart-
ment of Public Safety Wednesday that
someone had been using her computer
after hours in Haven Hall. The caller
also reported that a key and unknown
amounts of loose change had been sto-
len from her desk.
Skateboarder in
possession of
illegal drugs
Two males were spotted skateboarding
aggressively out of a carport on Thomp-
son Street around 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
One subject was arrested for possession
of controlled drugs, DPS reported.
trespasser in
women's hall
An unknown male was found tres-
passing in the basement of Helen New-
berry Residence Hall late Wednesday
night. The subject was in the TV lounge
wearing a red hat and carrying a plastic
bag with American flags on it.

House speaker knocks Granhoim on MEAP

LANSING (AP) - State House Speaker
Craig DeRoche criticized Gov. Jennifer Gra-
nholm's proposal to cut scholarships for high
school students who scored well on state stan-
dardized tests in middle school yesterday.
"The fact that we're proposing reneging on a
promise to middle school students that achieve
their MEAP tests is something that is outra-
geous to me," the Novi Republican said during
a news conference. "These kids did their work,
they studied and got the grades and now they're
getting a raw deal."
The Democratic governor proposed sav-
ing $9 million in the upcoming fiscal year by
not giving $500 Michigan Merit Award schol-
arships to an estimated 48,600 high school
seniors. They earned the scholarships by pass-
ing all four Michigan Educational Assessment
Program tests in seventh and eighth grades.
The $500 scholarships would have been
given along with the $2,500 Merit Award
earned by high school students who do well on
the high school MEAP test and enroll in Michi-
gan colleges.
Former Gov. John Engler promoted the
middle school awards when he unveiled the
Merit scholarship program in 2000. The
Class of 2005 was to be the first to qualify
for the awards.
They were cut in an effort to help resolve

a $750 million shortfall in the state spend-
ing plan for the for the fiscal year that begins
Oct. 1.
Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said the
state simply does not have enough money to
pay for the middle school Merit Award schol-
arships. She said the state has not sent letters
to college-bound students promising that they
would receive the $500 Merit Award.
"No one has ever received this funding,"
Boyd said. "In many regards, it was a hollow
promise made by the Engler administration.
They cut revenue and didn't cut spending and
we are still reeling from the effects of those
decisions today."
DeRoche's opposition to the cut hurts its
chances in the Republican-controlled Legisla-
ture, but a spokesman for GOP Senate Majority
Leader Ken Sikkema of Wyoming didn't rule
out following Granholm's lead.
"We're going to do our best to protect the
Merit Award scholarship, but we also realize
that given the current budget situation, we have
to be willing to put everything on the table and
discuss what the state can and cannot afford to
do," Sikkema spokesman Ari Adler said.
Sikkema told The Associated Press earlier
this week that GOP lawmakers must be willing
to consider changing the Merit scholarship pro-
gram so that the $2,500 award went to needy

students, not to everyone who did well on high
school MEAP tests.
DeRoche said he is opposed to awarding
the scholarships based on financial need rather
than achievement.
DeRoche also said he doesn't agree with
Granholm's proposal to replace the Merit
Award with a $4,000 scholarship that would
go to students who complete two years of col-
lege or technical training.
Granholm proposed the change, begin-
ning for 2007 high school graduates, as a way
to encourage more college students to get a
degree. She said students could take out loans,
knowing they would be able to repay them
with the $4,000 award, and that too many stu-
dents who get Merit scholarships now never
complete a college degree. She also points out
that students would get $1,500 more than they
get now.
The governor wants to double the number of
Michigan residents with college degrees in the
next decade. But DeRoche said changing the
Merit award is the wrong tactic.
"I know that it's more important that the
kids have the money when they graduate" from
high school, he said. "If you say you want to
double the number of kids that get a college
education in Michigan, how are you going to
do that if you take away $2,500?"

Gov. Jennifer Granholm speaks about Michigan's
economic future in Traverse City this month.

Continued from page 1
his shut-down of independent media out-
lets, can sway public opinion because they

the sign of a healthy society, Bush added,
"Obviously there has got to be constraints.
There's got to be truth."
Another question fromaRussian reporter
prompted a broad defense from Bush on the

Continued from page 1
hopes that their messages help men
to become aware that depression is
affective, there's help out there and

"are richer than
those who are in
favor." "We often "V7je agreed
do not pay the WeV ag
attention to that," accelerate (
Putin said.
Bush was chal- protect nuc
lenged as well, by a
Russian journalist and materii
who asked about
"violations of the our two na
rights of journal-
ists in the United around the
States" without
giving specifics. -Presid
Bush seemed
irritated. He said
he talked with
Putin about Russian press freedom and
that the Russian leader asked in turn about
practices in the United States.
"People do get fired in American
press," the president said, adding that they
get fired by editors or producers or others
- not by government.
But while saying that a free press is

d to
our work to
lear weapons
als both in
tions and

practiced in the
United States.
"I'm perfectly
comfortable in
telling you, our
country is one
that safeguards
human rights and
human dignity,
and we resolve
our disputes in
a peaceful way"
he said.

how to get help,"
said because of
the stereotype that
men are emotion-
ally numb, the
campaign targets
men with tradi-
tionally masculine
professions as their
spokesmen. For
example, fireman
Jimmy Brown,
who suffered from
depression, is a
spokesperson for
"The campaign
is consistent
across the sexes

Sevig said.

"The camp
consistent a
sexes but de
for men bec
they have d
reaching ou

there is something wrong and abnor-
mal about them. The second differ-
ence is that men perceive seeking
help a personality flaw and a denial
of their masculinity.
"A man is being stronger when
he asks for help and receives help.
There's medi-
cal evidence
aign is that men who
do get help actu-
.cross the ally improve
with their aca-
2signed demic careers as
a result," Sevig
ause said.
diffcultEven though
ty the campaign is
t for help." aimed toward
men, its pur-
pose is to edu-
e Pindar-Amaker cate the general
dean of students public about the
seriousness of
depression as
an illness. One

with the hotline by giving advice
to the people who respond to calls
from students suffering from a cri-
sis. SHARE and Finding Voice are
both mental health awareness groups
on campus.
"Being a part of the planning team
for the campaign, we helped plan the
timing and ways the hotline should
function to accommodate students,"
Latus said.
Shansky said, as a male student,
he recognizes a pattern that men are
less likely to seek treatment, but he
thinks the campaign should be called
"Real Students - Real Depression,"
instead of "Real Men - Real Depres-
"Students in general deal with
these real issues of mental health"
Shansky said. "The range between
adolescence and adulthood causes a
lot of stress in a student's life and the
college community needs to be there
to create a comfortable educational
Latus said she has already heard
positive feedback about the cam-
paign from fellow students. "I think
the campaign will be a success,
whether or not it will be measurable,
because everyone on campus knows
at least one other student dealing
with depression," she said. "That is
how I know it will be effective."


ent George W. Bush Bush and
Putin said they
were in united
on the desire to stop sus-
pected nuclear weapons programs in
North Korea and Iran. They remained at
odds over Russian arms sales to Syria,
which the United States wants halted, said
a senior administration official.
"We agreed that Iran should not have
a nuclear weapon. I appreciate Vladimir's
understanding on that," Bush said.


but designed for men because they
have difficulty reaching out for help
and making connections with symp-
toms," Pinder-Amaker said.
Sevig said there are two major dif-
ferences between the way men and
women react to depression. Men are
less likely to ask for help because,
by doing so, they fear that it means

benefit of this campaign is student
involvement in the project.
"Student input is vital in tailoring
the campaign for the campus," Pinder-
Amaker said in a written statement.
LSA junior Aaron Shansky of
the Student Health Advocacy and
Research Exchange and LSA Senior
Karen Latus of Finding Voice helped

Continued from page 1
Kate Sigworth, an RHA representa-
tive for Martha Cook Residence Hall,
stated her concern that RHA may over-
look some of the residents in continuing
on with the proposal.
"This is a hugely subjective issue and
it's hard to write a solution to encom-
pass everyone," Sigworth said.
An alternative solution of creating
housing for smokers was also consid-
ered, as well as designating regions of
buildings only to smokers.
Large numbers of students who
Continued from page 1
learn about the LGBT community,
about what life is like as someone who
is actually LBGT, about what their
experiences are. I would like to learn to
not be afraid to speak up, and I would
like to learn when and where to speak

are bothered by second-hand smoke
outside of their residence halls have
voiced their desire for the liberty to
ask smokers to leave the courtyard,
Edick said.
"Many residents want to be able
to go up to smokers and ask them to
move. They want this to be written out
formally in the Community Living at
Michigan handbook," Edick said.
Edick was appointed as head of the
task force. The committee will further
review this issue and speak with indi-
vidual residence halls and attempt to
find a solution to the lingering smoker
debate, he said.
up," Ng said.
The details of the program are not final-
ized yet, but Amquist said the final pro-
duction is expected to assist the cause
of the LGBT office and ally students.
"They can promote education, under-
standing, resources and referrals to peo-
ple who have questions around LGBT
identity," Almquist said.

In Daily


Doctoral programs
found most costly
Feb. 24, 1963 - The University's doc-
toral programs are more expensive than
those at other large graduate schools,
according to a survey by the Graduate
Student Council.
The report, commissioned after the
previous year's tuition hikes hit the gradu-
ate programs especially severely, found
that in-state students at the University's
doctoral programs pay more than in-state
students at other public universities.
An article on page 3 of Tuesday's edi-
tion of the Daily should have said Luis
Adolfo Cardona spoke at the meeting
on Friday and worked at the bottling
plant in Carepa. The article should also
have said Amit Srivastiva, coordinator
of the India Resource Center, spoke at
the event.
Dan Kovalik was mistakenly identi-
fied as David Kovalik in the article.
An article on page 1 of Tuesday's edi-

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