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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 3A

African American
dancing takes to
Wright stage
As part of their Celebration of Afri-
can American Dance, the Detroit Opera
House presents an evening of dance the-
ater inspired by Thylias Moss's book,
"Slave Moth: A Narrative in Verse,"
tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. at the General
Motors Theater at the Charles H. Wright
Museum of African American History.
This performance will feature the
multidisciplinary work of eight per-
formers, incorporating video elements
as well as dance. Cost is $8 for museum
members and $12 for non-members.
Presented in collaboration with the Uni-
versity Musical Society.
Author discusses
issues facing the
LGBT community
The Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual
and Transgender Affairs presents lec-
turer Robyn Ochs tonight from 7 to 9
p.m. at the Ann Arbor District Library.
Ochs, author of the Bisexual Resource
Guide and Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexu-
als Around the World, will discuss
issues affecting the community and
offer advice concerning these challeng-
ing times. Admission is free.
Artist turns old
propaganda into
new forms of art
The School of Art and Design in
partnership with the Chinese Stud-
ies department is presenting a show
by Chinese artist Hung Liu today in
Michigan Theater.
Liu, who is recognized for his work
on "psychic history" of modern China
will be featuring his history painting
which were transformed from old Chi-
nese government propaganda images.
The presentation is at 5 p.m.
New monitor
swapped for old
Hospital security at Taubman Health
Care Center reported Tuesday that a new
computer monitor in the building was
taken and replaced with an old comput-
er monitor between Feb.18 and Feb. 21.
There are currently no suspects.
Sleeper found on
steps of DPS
A caller reported to the Department
of Public Safety Tuesday that there
was someone sleeping on the porch of
the Kelsey Museum. The subject was
warned for trespassing and was escorted
off of the property.

Markley fire
extinguisher stolen
A caller reported to DPS that a fire
extinguisher had been stolen from the
Mary Markley Residence Hall Tuesday
near 6204 Fisher house. A report has
been filed.
In Daily History
Speaker urges
protest of 'U'
March 24, 1986 - On Friday night,
Randall Robinson, one of the founders
of the anti-apartheid movement, tried
to convince students to protest the uni-
versity's investment in companies that
do business in South Africa.
Robinson spoke at Hale audito-
rium before 100 students. While he
admitted that a protest will not bring
an end to the system of apartheid in
South Africa, it is important that stu-
dents bring the issue to the forefront
in order to pressure lawmakers.

Students celebrate
research magazine

Publication aims for
undergraduates to hone their
research writing skills
By Amine Tourki
Daily Staff Reporter
Three years after it started, the Undergradu-
ate Research Forum, a magazine in its second
year, celebrated the publishing of its second
edition which features the published works
of students, aiming to help them prepare for
future careers in academia.
The staff of the magazine was joined by students
who were published in the current issue, as well
as faculty mentors for a banquet at the Michigan
League yesterday.
LSA junior Shailesh Agarwal, the editor in chief
of the research magazine, said the publication aims
primarily to expand the opportunities students have
to publish their work.
"Undergraduates have the least voice and most
creativity. I wanted to empower them and give them
an opportunity to (publish their work)," he said.
The magazine features the work of undergradu-
ate students who have researched topics ranging
from education to the natural sciences.
Other universities across the nation also have
magazines like the Undergraduate Research
Forum. These include Stanford University
and the University of Texas. Agarwal said the

Undergraduate Research Forum hopes to work
with these other magazines to carry on the tra-
dition of publishing undergraduate research in
the future.
LSA junior Nabeel Obeid published a paper in
the magazine on a study of the way estrogen can
protect the heart against heart attacks and other car-
diovascular disease.
"I feel that it is wonderful opportunity for under-
graduate students to get exposed to the research
process and publish their work and gain experience
with the scientific writing process, and I am looking
to pursue a more active role (with the University),"
said Obeid, who learned about the Forum through
an e-mail.
Lin Ho, a chemical engineering senior and an
assistant editor for the magazine, benefited from the
experience in a different way.
"I plan on submitting articles for publications in
the future while I am in grad school. I wanted to
be on both sides of the fence. I learned about the
selection process and the different stages of putting
together a journal," she said.
Agarwal said he initially wanted to create "a
forum in which people would sit and talk about their
research and swap ideas." However the forum has
taken the written form.
Among the attendees was the assistant dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Uni-
versity's Flint campus, Roy Barne, and Sue
Davis, program director of Women in Science
and Engineering.

Continued from page 1A
"When the older generation doubts us, it
doesn't help."
But some have focused their criticism on the
administration. Among these critics is Haber, who
said he has sent letters to University President Mary
Sue Coleman, inviting her to support the teach-in
and encourage students who wish to "challenge the
future," rhetoric from Coleman's own speech.
"(My letter urged her to be proud of the students
for holding this (teach-in) that was developed at the
University of Michigan. I thought the administra-
tion would be glad to say that the students are look-
ing at the world in a critical way," Haber said. "But
they're nothing like that, they're silent. They're not
willing to express a warm affirmation, a support
for student initiative or anything that is politically
controversial. That's too bad," he added.
Hayden agreed that acknowledgement from the
University would be a fitting gesture; while student
organizers said they found the University's silence
to be hypocritical because the administration had
previously taken a stance on political issues. In
the last year, Coleman has opposed divestment
from Israel, as well as passage of the Michigan
Civil Rights Initiative, which would end affirma-
tive action in Michigan and has stood by offering
anteed a
Continued from page 1A LEO
The other pressing issue of con- vidualst
cern for LEO has been obtaining in order
performance review criteria in order security,
to meet the April 1 deadline, Robin- receives
son said. Like the reclassification of terminat
titles, some academic departments are employm
behind in creating their performance Robin
review criteria. was pre
The Stephen M. Ross Business weeks a
School, the College of Art and Design feedbac
as well as various departments in The U
LSA have yet to provide the criteria. provide
It has been discussed with the Uni- to meetin
versity that lecturers who were to be preoccup
reviewed this semester will be guar- negotiati
It was
COLEMAN into cons
Continued from page 1A "Man
sustainable model," she added. were in t
Coleman reiterated the global-compe- do not
tition argument for stronger support of spokesw
higher education. Stewa
"We're in a global race for economic Granholi
growth, and America is losing ground," spending
she said. "No state is feeling the pressure the budg
more than Michigan," she added. state app
Echoing a popular refrain among state "It's cl
policymakers and educators, Coleman priority i
said that to remain competitive, Michigan get," he s
must diversify its economy beyond its tra- Boyd
ditional strength in manufacturing. tion, sayi
"We need a highly skilled, college- is totally
educated workforce," she said. in the st
Coleman also cautioned against higher uniquely
education becoming an option only avail- Boyd
able to the socioeconomic elite. spending
"We need to reach out to students with sure "to
financial need," she said. without (
U.S. Rep. Joe Schwartz (R-Battle Phil P
Creek), who also testified before the Commur
subcommittee, said Michigan needs to lishes m
re-arrange its budgetary priorities and state, te
supported a separate fund for higher edu- as the s
cation that he articulated last week. accused
"I don't believe you can continue to of under
fund the universities as a (discretionary) increme
item in the general fund," he said. "The cant detr
legislature is going to have to identify a "The
restricted fund for higher education," he budget
added. This would mean the state would cuts," he
not be able to cut funding to universities funding
in the event of a revenue shortfall. "are sig
But Boyd said a restricted fund is disaster.
impractical without a revenue stream to But B
finance it. are not
Subcommittee Chair Rep. John Stew- reduce h
art (R-Plymouth) criticized the Cherry are rath

same-sex benefits to University employees.
But Gary Krenz, special counsel to Cole-
man, said the University does not take political
positions and therefore financial support of the
teach-in would be inappropriate. "This is not an
official University event, we just don't get direct-
ly involved in things that are not official activi-
ties of the University," he said. Krenz also added
that Coleman's support of same-sex benefits was
a policy issue, not a political one.
"There is a difference because (same-sex ben-
efits are) a University policy. It's the presidents
right and responsibility to articulate and facilitate
the University's policy," he said.
The concept of the University showing public sup-
port for the teach-in is one that others also find prob-
lematic. Some faculty have expressed support for
a more academic teach-in anniversary celebration
taking place tomorrow, while others have questioned
whether the University should publicly support an
event that it believes does not necessarily have a bal-
ance of viewpoints. The first teach-in included rep-
resentatives from the State Department who could
defend the administration's position on Vietnam,
said Psychology Prof. Richard Mann, who was pres-
ent at the first teach-in and will speak at today's.
"Is (the teach-in) establishing dialogue? Is any-
one from the Ariel Sharon government represent-
ed?" Mann asked. The pro-Palestinian stance of

some speakers at the teach-in is one reason some
students, like event organizer LSA senior Oren
Goldenberg, speculate the University does not want
to be associated with the teach-in. Both Haber, as
well as Teddy Katz, a speaker today, have support-
ed Palestinian causes, but teach-in organizers said
they have invited members of the Israeli military,
as well as Israeli organizations.
Another criticism of the administration has been
its refusal to waive fees for facilities being used
for the teach-in, according to teach-in organizers.
Goldenberg said they requested that the University
provide "financial support and the waiving of any
costs for us to utilize University facilities" for the
teach-in as a symbolic show of support.
Goldenberg, who initially approached the Uni-
versity for help, said the e-mail response he got
said financial help would not be possible. The
president's office concluded that "it would not
be appropriate for our office to provide financial
support for the (teach-in). The University sup-
ports our campus community's ability to express
diverse points of view, but policy does not allow
the administration to become involved in promot-
ing or funding specific agendas of this nature."
Despite this response, Krenz said he requested
that the Office of the Dean of Students consider
the organizers' request for waiving the renting fee,
and according to Dean of Students Sue Eklund,

LSA cancelled the fee. But both Goldenberg and
Hilliard said they never received notification of the
waiver. Instead, they appealed to faculty members
to help them find facilities and with the help of RC
director Thomas Weisskopf, reserved the space in
Angell Hall through the Residential College.
The University has shown support for the anni-
versary celebration taking place tomorrow, which is
sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Stud-
ies. Chris Sullivan, coordinator of the event, said the
two teach-ins were "two separate reactions to a little
piece of Michigan history." He added that the teach-
in tomorrow has been designed with students and
faculty in mind and is not just for academics.
While tomorrow's celebration will provide a
more historical perspective to the period of time
when the teach-in took place, may of today's
speakers plan to focus on future activism for the
current generation.
Hayden said he plans to focus on the Iraq War
and its effects. "The question is whether the War
on Terrorism has laid the foundations for an
American Empire and what are the implications
of that on (this) generation."
Hilliard and fellow organizers were ecstatic at
the news that Hayden would be attending.
"I think it can be a good bridge between the
two generations. It will help us to assess where we
stand in new forms of protest that need to happen.

a one-term contract extension
ewed in Oct. 1.
has proposed that these indi-
be given two-term contracts
to ensure some form of job-
especially in case a lecturer
a negative review or a class is
ed, and needs time to find new
son said that this proposal
sented to the University two
go but did not receieve any
Jniversity has not been able to
any direct comments in regards
ngs with LEO because of their
pation with GEO and its labor
not charged with taking funding
y of the recommendations that
he Cherry Commission (report)
require funding," Granholm
oman Liz Boyd said.
rt also expressed concern that
m's revised budget increases
on the prison system - when
get for prisons already exceeds
ropriations to higher education.
ear that higher education is not a
n the governor's proposed bud-
disputed Stewart's characteriza-
ng, "Granholm's administration
committed to higher education
ate." "Our economic vitality is
tied to education," she added.
also defended the increased
on the prison system as a mea-
address the prison population
endangering) public safety."
Power, chairman of HomeTown
nications Network, which pub-
any community weeklies in the
stified in much the same vein
peakers who preceded him. He
the legislature and governor
mining education with annual
ntal cuts that have had a signifi-
imental impact in the aggregate.
most important things in our
are subject to death by 1,000
said. The yearly decreases in
to state universities, he added,
nposts on the way to economic
oyd said recent cuts in funding
part of a long-term strategy to
higher education funding, but
er the result of "a very sluggish



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