The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 6, 2006 - 3A
Grad student to
give organ recital
Michael Stefanek, a graduate student
in the Music School, will perform his
masters organ recital today at 2 p.m. at
Hill Auditorium. He will play pieces by
Bach, Sowerby and Vierne. The concert
Soprano to perform
Music senior Katherine Kujala will
perform her senior recital today at 8 p.m.
at Britton Recital Hall in the E V. Moore
Building. She will sing selections from
Hadyn, Schubert and Debussy. Admis-
sion is free.
Curator to lecture
on Chinese literati
at Art Museum
Wen-chien Cheng, a guest curator at
the University Museum of Art, will lec-
ture on the identities of the Chinese lite-
rati class at the museum today at 1 p.m.
His exhibit, "Idyllic Retreat in Chi-
nese Landscape Painting" is part of a
larger exhibit about Chinese landscape
painting on display at the museum this
semester. Cheng will deliver the speech
injuries on campus
Five separate slip-and-fall incidents
occurred near campus last Thursday, the
Department of Public Safety reported.
All victims suffered minor injuries but
did not receive medical treatment.
In the most serious incident, a 40-
year-old woman slipped on ice outside
Yost Ice Arena at 12:23 p.m., hitting
her head. The woman was conscious
and breathing but could not stand.
smoking at UGLi
Five juveniles were caught smoking
near the Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Friday at about 6 p.m., DPS reported.
One subject was arrested on a previ-
ous warrant from the Ann Arbor Police
trash can fire
0 A DPS officer extinguished a fire in
a trash can on the north side of the Art
and Architecture building last Thursday
at about noon.
In Daily History
ISA senior testifies
before House on ,
March 6, 1986 - A U.S. House
subcommittee mulling the proposed
federal budget that would slash student
aid invited LSA senior Scott Studier to
give first-hand testimony on a hardship
shared by almost every college student
- how to pay for college.
Studier, who is a member of
MSA's Committee on Legislative
Relations and Financial Aid, spoke
for five minutes before the commit-
tee in Washington earlier this week,
imploring the representatives to rec-
ognize the importance of financial
aid to students struggling to finance
"The subcommittee members were
interested in hearing how important
financial aid is for some students,"
Studier is no stranger to managing
financial aid. He carries a National
Direct Student Loan, a Pell Grant
and a University grant.
This year's budget would reduce
student loan funding by $1 billion, cut
$53.4 million from the National Direct
Student Loan program and decrease
Pell Grant funds by $500 million.
debate high school
House plan to revamp
educational standards heads to
Senate under criticism
LANSING (AP) - A state Senate committee this
week will continue its road show to discuss proposed
high school graduation requirements in Michigan.
The Senate Education Committee plans to meet
today in Marquette and tomorrow in Milan to wrap
up a series of statewide hearings exploring the tougher
proposed requirements. Separately, Democratic Sen.
Martha Scott plans a Wednesday town hall meeting in
Highland Park to discuss the requirements.
It has not yet been determined exactly how the
Senate will proceed with the high school graduation
plan. Senate Republicans could develop their own plan
based on the recent committee hearings, or could work
off a bill already introduced by Sen. Irma Clark-Cole-
man (D-Detroit). The Senate might also work off a
bill passed last week by the House.
But in either case, the Senate plans to move
"We want to see this issue resolved by the end of the
month;" said Ari Adler, a spokesman for Republican
Majority Leader Ken Sikkema of Wyoming.
The House version contains many of the same
requirements proposed late last year by the State Board
of Education and state superintendent Mike Flanagan.
Students would be required to complete four credits
each in math and English, three each in science and
social studies and one each in physical education and
the arts under the House-approved plan. Students also
would have to complete some of their learning online.
But the House plan has been criticized by some,
including Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm,
because it provides a lot of room to opt out of the man-
datory curriculum. Students would be able to switch to
a personalized alternative program before their junior
years, or earlier in some cases if they had turned 16.
Republicans and Democrats alike acknowledge
tougher high school graduation standards could bet-
ter prepare Michigan students for jobs and college.
The state's only mandatory requirement now is a civ-
ics class, with all other decisions about-requirements
left to local school boards.
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