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Monday, February 5, 2007 - 7A

BENEFITS
From page 1A
The decision was released Fri-
day.
The ruling is the latest in a
court battle that started after
the passage of the same-sex
marriage ban when Attorney
General Mike Cox issued a
ruling that said the ban also
prohibited public institutions
from granting benefits to the
domestic partners of their
employees.
The Michigan chapter of
the ACLU challenged the rul-
ing, and a lower court ruled in
its favor, saying the ban didn't
apply to the benefits.
But the appeals court over-
turned that ruling.
The decision could affect
University employees whose
same-sex partners currently
receive benefits from the Uni-

versity.
When Michigan voters
banned same-sex marriage
in 2004, though, Falk and
Scott began to worry that
Scott could lose his coverage.
Scott began looking for a job
that would provide him with
health benefits.
He eventually found a job
managing plant collections at
the Matthaei Botanical Gar-
dens and Nichols Arboretum,
where he has worked since
January 2006.
Although Falk and Scott
both have health care cover-
age now as University employ-
ees, said they find the court's
decision troubling.
"As a family, this makes
us think about the state of
Michigan differently," Falk
said. "This is a state where our
neighbors are students, and
our students' parents feel that
it's appropriate to turn around

and take away our health ben-
efits in order to satisfy their
political desires."
Scott said the decision has
prompted him to question his
opinion of the state of Michi-
gan.
"It was a kick in the gut," he
said. "Myinitialreactionwas,'I
hate this state.' I feared for the
future and questioned my place
as a resident of Michigan."
According to a statement
released Friday,.the American
Civil Liberties Union plans to
appeal the decision to the state
Supreme Court.
Laurita Thomas, the Uni-
versity's associate vice presi-
dent for human resources, said
in a statement that the Uni-
versity supports the ACLU's
efforts.
She said the law permits the
University to continue provid-
ing benefits though the end of
the 2007 calendar year. The

University needs the benefits
to hire and retain talented fac-
ulty and staff members, she
said.
Scott Dennis, a senior asso-
ciate librarian at the Universi-
ty, said he and his partner Jim
Etzkorn are frustrated and
disappointed by the court's
ruling.
Dennis said he thought the
2004 amendment banning gay
marriage contained intention-
ally ambiguous wording.
"I don't think most voters
wanted to eliminate domestic
partnership benefits," Den-
nis said. "Most voters didn't
understand that it would have
this effect."
Falk said he is pleased that
the University filed an amicus
brief in favor of the ACLU's law-
suitbutthat it's importantforthe
University to take swift action in
dealing with the ruling.
Many partners ofemployees

will need time to look for jobs
that offer the same benefits.
"Now that we've reached
this juncture, it's important
that the University articulates
how it will respond if the court
rules against the domestic
partnership policy," he said.
"People's health benefits will
be taken away, and it takes sev-
eral months to finda new job."
While Scott said he would
like the University to do every-
thing in its power to preserve
the benefits, he said he recog-
nizes its limitations.
With the ACLU's appeal in
limbo, Scott said he fears what
lies ahead.
"Somebody in the state
thought it wouldbe a good idea
for others not to have health
benefits based on sexual ori-
entation," he said. "My fear
is that Michigan voters won't
stop. Who knows what could
be down the road?"

IRAQ
From page 1A
there's no point in trying."
DOING THEIRPART
Dawood, president of the
Chaldean Student Associa-
tion, and Al-Joburi, president
of the Iraqi Student Asso-
ciation, said they hope to
improve the condition of the
Iraqi people.
The two associations host-
ed an event called "A Night in
Babylon" this past December,
complete with ethnic food,
dancing and skits. The char-
ity event raised money for the
Palestine Children's Relief
Fund, an organization that
has paid for several Iraqi chil-
dren to come to the U.S. and
receive medical treatment at
the University hospital.
"One child that the PCRF

helped lost his leg because of
a roadside bomb," Al-Joburi
said. "Another had his intes-
tines blown out."
The Palestine Children's
Relief Fund aimstotreat Middle
Eastern children who need spe-
cialized surgery that's not avail-
able intheirhomecountries.
"We're given the names of
children who need treatment
by fieldworkers or soldiers,"
said Mike Lowe, an adminis-
trative assistant for the group.
"The kids can stay in the
American hospitals as long as
they need to."
Dawood and Al-Joburi said
they think the event was a
good way to encourage orga-
nizations to help more chil-
dren in the future.
"We have come together for
a common theme of service to
our people in our homeland
and in America," Dawood
said.

PALMER
From page 1A
ity to a new catering program
implementedlastSeptember.
Previously, event planners
could only order food from
University Catering. Groups
using Palmer Commons can
now order food from compa-
nies including Zingerman's,
Classic Fare and Food Art.
"We're getting positive
feedback on the availability
of all those catering choices,"
Disney said. "It gives people
an opportunity to chose from
many different price points
and many different menu
options."

The University of Michi-
gan Solar Car Team has begun GREEN ROOF
to use Palmer Commons for From page 1A
its weekly business meeting
because of its high tech feel, door Activities Center, also
saidBrian Ignaut, anEngineer- known as the Elbel Building,
ing senior and project manager stands on the corner of Hill
for the solar car team. and South Division streets.
"From my perspective, it Green roofs are covered with
reflects the culture of our plants and have a drainage sys-
team," he said. tem to prevent damage to the
If room rentals at Palm- roof. While conventional shin-
er Commons weren't free, gle or tile roofs must be replaced
though, the solar car team every 20 years, green roofs can
would probably have looked last for more than 60 years
elsewhere, Ignaut said. without maintenance, said
Palmer Commons houses LSA junior Sarah Benatar, who
conference rooms, atriums, an helped found the group last fall.
auditorium, a classroom and a Green roofs provide buildings
3,200-square foot multi-pur- with insulation, retain water
pose room. to prevent storm water runoff

and filter pollutants like carbon
dioxide out of the air.
The green roof would cost
about $23,000, Benatar said.
If the Environmental
Enthusiasts succeed in build-
ing a green roof on the Elbel
Building, it will be the first
on campus. There are plans to
build green roofs atop the Mott
Children's and Women's Hos-
pital and the newly designed
Ross Business School, both
under construction. Several
other proposals to implement
green roofs have been rejected
because of the high cost, Bena-
tar said.
Joel Perkovich, a Rackham
student who helped design
the green roof, said mtvU has

helped the Environmental
Enthusiasts increase pub-
lic awareness of the benefits
of environmentally-friendly
technology.
Perkovich said he is happy
to see an idea with great envi-
ronmental and societal benefit
get out of academia and into
a more mainstream medium
like mtvU.
The judges at mtvU will
decide the winner of the
contest in March. They will
select a winner based on
creativity and how effec-
tively the project would limit
global warming and conserve
resources.
The Environmental Enthu-
siasts' proposal was chosen as

one of 10 finalists from a field
of more than 100 applicants.
Other finalists include a
team from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology that
hopes tobuild a solar-powered
biodiesel processing and fill-
ing station and a team from
the University of Massachu-
setts at Amherst that wants to
fill batteries with the energy
collected from exercisers rid-
ing a stationarybike.
People can vote for their
favorite proposal at ecocolleg-
echallenge.com.
If the Environmental
Enthusiasts get the opportu-
nity to convert the roof of the
Elbel building, the installation
will begin at the end of April

and would take about a week.
After five months of watering,
the roof would be self-main-
taining, Benatar said.
If the Environmental
Enthusiasts don't win the
mtvU contest, Benatar said
the group plans ask the Uni-
versity for funding for their
project.
Although the technology
is proven, people are hesitant
to set up green roofs because
their use isn't yet widespread
in the United States, Perkov-
ich said.
Still, the technology isstart-
ing to catch on, he said.
"You're starting to see the
pendulum turn the other way,"
Perkovich said.

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