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The debate surrounding the casting decision
sparked great interest within the community. But
white women were not excluded.
Engineering sophomore Chelsea Haughn,
although white, stated in her bio that she was indeed
a woman of color. The color: pink.
"Pink is a delicate color. I am soft and shy and
delicate," Haughn wrote, "But pink can also be
strong and powerful."
- Haughn was one of three women to introduce the
production in an appropriately bold and unabashed-
ly graphic discussion of the problem facing women
today: finding their vaginas.
The dilemma was picked up again in "The Vagina
Workshop." LSA junior Jillian Walker recited a mono-
logue from the perspective of a shy woman attending
a workshop to help her locate the elusive organ.
Lying on a mat, she and her fellow vagina hunters
learned to reject societal taboos in order to discover
happiness in their own bodies.
Ultimately, the "Monologues" - sometimes
decried for indecency and lewdness - are about
teaching women to be comfortable in the bodies
that so many are ashamed to talk about.
Perhaps the perennial audience favorite, "My
Angry Vagina," received a particularly wonderful,
brash and fiery performance from Chang. Screaming
at the audience, and surrounded by signs emblazoned
with such mantras as "Lubricate or Die," Chang held
the audience in hysterics with her frank and shock-
ingly honest demands for vagina rights.
But V-Day is about more than just comedy.
In the poignant and emotionally devastating
"Crooked Braid," a group of woman related stories
of their mistreatment at the hands of their male
partners on an Indian reservation.
And perhaps it is this trend of continuing vio-
lence against women that, more than anything else,
makes "The Vagina Monologues" timely and essen-
tial. V-Day, which stands for Vagina, Violence and
Valentine's, asserts that women should be revered
and adored - and that until violence against women
becomes an anachronism, vaginas will continue to
scream their anger.
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sity audit found that.some professors
had not filed paperwork explaining
what they achieved during their sab-
The sabbaticals had cost MSU
more than $500,000.
In an e-mail to Bebow, Boulus wrote
that this might be "more of a paper-
work filing issue than a real issue."
"That's precisely why we have
effective policies to ensure that fac-
ulty research and other sabbatical
outcomes are documented," Boulus
wrote. "The vast majority of profes-
sors are complying."
Many of the problems Bebow criti-
cized have already been fixed, Boulus
said. .He cited an example of Michi-
gan Technical University's audits.
In the previous audit, done in 1993,
auditors found 31 significant prob-
lems in MTU's accounting. When
auditors returned to MTU in 2005,
they examined 17 of their 31 sug-
gestions to see if the university had
corrected them. All 17 had been rem-
"The cQhanges the auditors were
asking for were minor in the scope
of the whole audits," Peterson said.
"I certainly do not think that univer-
sities across the state have a lot of
waste. The headline was very dra-
matic, but the story just didn't back
Bebow remains confident in his
story and said he thinks officials
across the state appreciated it.
"It seems odd if President Coleman
took the time and energy out of her
very busy schedule to slander a jour-
nalist over a story that didn't even
deal with the main campus she gov-
erns," he said.
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The removal campaign will be
costly. According to Sicheneder, some
of the work will be contracted to pri-
vate companies, which will amount to
a cost of $3 million alone. Containing
the infestation in all of southeast Mich-
igan would cost about $100 billion.
Exactly how the beetle reached the
United States is unclear.
It was first found in southeastern
Michigan in the summer of 2002.
Since then, it has been spotted in Ohio,
Indiana and even Windsor, Ontario
according to emeraldashborer.info
- a website created by Ohio, Michi-
gan and Indiana to provide up-to-date
According to David Cappaert, a
researcher at Michigan State Univer-
sity who studies the beetles, there are
The first is that it arrived here from
ship waste in Canton Township.
The second is the Detroit Metro air-
port. Cappaert said the insect might
have been introduced in the U.S. multi-
ple times, and the reason for this infes-
tation is "just a statistics game."
Once the beetle took hold in the
United States, it spread through fire-
wood and landscape trees, Cappaert
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came we wouldn't lose a lot of our
urban forest," Sicheneder said. The city
plans on involving residents and civic
groups in the replanting efforts.
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sis." and therefore wait several weeks
for an appointment.
"For a student to demand to be seen
is an unrealistic expectation," said a
Finding Voice member who preferred
to remain anonymous. "One problem
with students who are dealing with
mental illness is that there is a lot of
shame and guilt."
The member said, "It's hard to know
that you are in crisis, and the language
doesn't define what a 'crisis' is."
Sevig said some centers use staff to
determine what constitutes an "emer-
gency" through an evaluation, but
CAPS leaves the decision up to the stu-
Finding Voice President Mark Ter-
rell said the organization has been urg-
ing CAPS to implement a system in
which a counselor would briefly meet
with every student filling out an appli-
cation form in order to evaluate the
urgency of the individual case.
CAPS is restricted by a lack of
resources, Sevig said.
Terrell also complained that CAPS
crisis counseling is restricted to busi-
"Most crises don't occur between 8
and 5 p.m.," Terrell said.
Another potential deterrent for stu-
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