The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 6, 2006 - 3A
S Lecture to be
delivered with '
Annu Palakunnathu Mathew, a pro-
fessor at the Univeristy of Rhode Island,
will give a speech titled "Exploring My
Diaspora." This speech is in conjunc-
tion with the art exhibit, "Bollywood
Satirized," which displays her photog-
raphy in the Lane Hall Gallery. The
.speech will take place today at 3:30 p.m.
in room 2239 of Lane Hall.
Bands perform in
The University Activities Center and
Big Ticket Productions are sponsoring
performances by bands including The
Honorary Title, Limbeck and Koufax.
The concert will take place at the Mich-
igan Union ballroom at 7 p.m. today.
Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the
Michigan Union Ticket Office.
Theater to screen
The 75th anniversary of the Hop-
wood Awards will continue tonight with
a screening of the film "The Misfits"
today at 7 p.m. at the Michigan Theater.
The film, a Western released in 1961,
was directed by John Huston and stars
Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. Its
writer was University alum and Hop-
wood winner Arthur Miller.
Lawmakers could face
tough decisions with high
contract, Medicare costs
LANSING (AP) - Gov. Jennifer Gra-
nholm this week will lay out her latest
spending plan for everything from K-12
schools and state universities to prisons
and health care for the poor.
Budget director Mary Lannoye is
scheduled Thursday to present lawmakers
with the Democratic governor's roughly
$40 billion budget proposal for the fiscal
year that starts Oct. 1.
The state's main account, the general
fund, is expected to have 2 percent more
revenue than in the current year, and the
school aid fund will be 3.2 percent higher.
But tough decisions could loom for
Granholm and the Republican-con-
trolled Legislature because the higher
cost of employee contracts, more Med-
icaid and welfare caseloads, and possi-
ble federal funding cuts could outpace
AriAdler, spokesman for Senate Major-
ity Leader Ken Sikkema R-Wyoming
said spending levels for state departments
and programs shouldn't automatically be
higher than they are now.
"Can we afford to do that? If not, we
will need to make tough decisions again,"
Few details were available about Gra-
nholm's upcoming proposal, though Lan-
noye said last month that it would be a
"We're talking hundreds of millions of
dollars short,' she said. "We're going to
have some difficult decisions to make to
make this all add up."
K-12 schools, however, could see
an increase in funding because the
school aid fund is generally consid-
ered to be healthy.
Also this week, the Senate is expected
to vote on legislation that would shift
responsibility for putting ballot issues
before Michigan voters from the Board of
State Canvassers to full-time secretary of
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and LSA sophomore Justin Benson
for vice president.
LSA-SG President Andrew Yah-
kind had considered throwing his
name into the MSA candidacy hat,
but decided against it.
"I considered, but stepped aside
when I saw our candidates gave us
the best chance of winning," he said.
In the March MSA elections, the
party will face competition from the
newly formed Michigan Progressive
Party, founded last semester by LSA
junior Walter Nowinski.
MPP plans to nominate its slate of
candidates sometime this week.
The Defend Affirmative Action
Party will run as well. DAAP seeks
to do everything it can politically
to defeat the Michigan Civil Rights
Initiative, the ballot proposal that
may put an end to some affirmative
action programs in Michigan.
Levine and former vice presi-
dent Alicia Benavides - who has
since resigned her position and
been replaced by Stallings - won
last year in a landslide victory over
Rackham student Kate Stenvig and
LSA senior Monica Smith from the
Defend Affirmative Action Party.
Levine and Benavides received
2,008 votes, beating the DAAP can-
didates by 1,356 votes.
S4M will focus this semester's
campaign strategy around a three-
The first goal is to strengthen
MSA's connection with students on
campus. This effort will include
publicizing executive office hours.
S4M also wants to continue toc
work on solving campus safety and
housing issues. Lastly, their atten-
tion will be turned making sure they
have enough money to stay out of
debt and execute their events.
Stallings said her personal cam-
paign efforts will focus on talking
with student groups and individual
"You can flyer campus all you
want, it's not the same," she said.
During last fall's elections, S4M
- formed from the remnants of the
previously dominant Students First
- took control of almost 70 percent
of the available MSA seats.
Last week also saw the elec-
tions for the University Engineer-
ing Council, the governing student
body for the Engineering School.
Engineering senior John Zhang was
elected president and Engineering
school junior Rahul Daswani was
elected vice president.
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December 17, 2005
from West Quad
The glass pane on a vending machine
in West Quadrangle Residence Hall was
pushed in at about 8 a.m. Friday, the
Department of Public Safety reported.
Five pastry items were missing.
The trim and netting was torn from
a ping-pong table in the basement of
South Quadrangle at about 11 a.m.
Friday, DPS said.
Patient had drug
Workers at the University Hospital
discovered unidentified pills and other
drug paraphernalia in a patient's room
just after 3 p.m. Friday, DPS reported.
Group tries to
sneak into Big
Police caught 10 to 15 trespassers
crawling under gate 10 of Michigan
Stadium Friday just after 5 p.m., DPS
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