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SWEATSHOP PROTESTS
After arrests,
SOLE
presses on

Forum planned for
tonight
By KELLY FRASER
Daily News Editor
The 12 students arrested Tues-
day for refusing to leave Univer-
sity President Mary Sue Coleman's
office are.continuing to try to drum
up student support.
The students, members of Stu-
dents Organizing for Labor and
Economic Equality's Sweatfree
Campaign, plan to host a forum
tonight at 8 p.m. in the Kalamazoo
Room of the Michigan League to
field student questions and explain
their list of demands regarding
the labor practices of University
licensed apparel suppliers.
The students e-mailed Coleman
inviting her to the forum and plan
on setting aside a chair for her,
SOLE member Aria Everts said.
Police arrested the students after
they refused to end an eight-hour
sit-in in Coleman's office in the
Fleming Administration Building
protesting the University's labor
standards for companies supplying
University-licensed apparel. SOLE
contends that the current guide-
lines allow for sweatshop labor.
The students held "office hours"
at a table near the posting wall in

Mason Hall on Thursday and Fri-
day. They plan to do so again today.
When students started pouring
into the hallways between classes
on Thursday and Friday, two SOLE
members would put on sandwich
boards that said "Ask me why I was
arrested."
Most students passing the
group's table have been support-
ive, but some have been confused
about the campaign's goals, said
RC freshman Kate Barut. Some
students incorrectly thought SOLE
was organizing a boycott of Uni-
versity apparel, Everts said.
SOLE member Blase Kearney
said such a boycott would be coun-
terproductive.
"If people stop buying clothing
made in sweatshops, that's remov-
ing the demand for these people
to work," he said. "A boycott hurts
sweatshop workers."
The group's main demand is that
the University adopt the Designat-
ed Suppliers Program, a monitoring
system that requires all workers to
.be paid enough money to support
themselves and their family by
working 48 hours a week and that
all workers have access to union
representation. The program also
includes regular inspections by the
Worker Rights Consortium, the
nonprofit organization that devel-
oped the DSP.
See SOLE, page 3A

A man dressed as a box of Zig-Zag rolling papers during Hash Bash 2007 on the Diag Saturday.

At 'less political' Hash
Bash, an Arquette cameo

Fewer than usual
attend pot
rally on Diag
By ALLISON PINCUS
Daily StaffReporter
Standing on the steps of the Hatcher
Graduate Library, the site of countless
activist speeches over the years, actor
anddirectorDavidArquette addressed
the Diag on Saturday afternoon.
As part of the 36th annual Hash

Bash, Arquette was advocating for the
legalization of marijuana.
"I got lighters, rolling papers and
blunt papers I'll be passing out,"
Arquette said, drawing cheers from
the crowd.
But his appearance had another,
less activist purpose.
Arquette was also using the event to
promote his new film about pot, "The
Tripper."
His visit to Ann Arbor was one of
many on a promotional tour for the
film, which opens April 20, a date many
consider an unofficial holiday for dedi-

cated marijuana users. Other stops on
the 16-city tour included Philadelphia,
where Arquette reportedly appeared
onstage with a leather-clad Christina
Aguilera, a pop singer.
For some, his appearance is a sign
of a slight departure from the spirit of
Hash Bash, which began in 1972 to cel-
ebrate the release of Ann Arbor local
John Sinclair, who in 1969 was sen-
tenced to 10 years in prison for getting
caught with two marijuana joints.
"It's become less political and
more commercialized," said a man
See HASH BASH, page 3A

Ravi Birla, the director of the University's Artificial Heart Laboratory, behind a
microprofusion system that would stimulate tissue growth by bathing a chamber
containing cell cultures with a fluid.
'U' researcher
grows heart parts

REFORMING MIHGAMU
After seven years, group
recognized by 'U' once again

Order of Angell posts
constitution online
By JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Daily StaffReporter
For the first time since 2000, the
controversial senior honor society
The Order of Angell is a Universi-
ty-sanctioned student group.
The group, then known as
Michigamua, broke ties with the
University in 2000 after Native
American artifacts were found in
the group's headquarters in the
tower of the Michigan Union by

the Student of Color Coalition,
which occupied the group's space
in the tower for 37 days. The pos-
session of the artifacts was consid-
ered a violation of the group's 1989
agreement with Native American
students and the University that it
would no longer use Native Ameri-
can culture in its rituals.
The group joined the online
Maize Pages student group regis-
try last week after a year of reforms
that included changing its name
and releasing its list of members.
"We believe that at this time we
can best serve campus by being
part of it as an official student
organization," said Andrew Yah-

kind, the spokesman for the group,
in an e-mail interview last night.
"We decided to pursue registra-
tion after our other changes had
been completed."
The Order of Angell joined the
registry of official student groups
after going through the Student
Organization and Recognition
process. Groups are required to
submit a constitution for approval
by the Office of Student Activities
and Leadership.
"Students need to be able to
see what they're getting involved
with," said Susan Wilson, the
director of the University's Office
See ORDER, page 3A

THE PRIDE OF 2008
New members of The Order of Angell
" Sarah Banco - Women's soccer
" Lindsey Cottrell - Women's soccer
" Steve Crompton - Dance Marathon
* Lindsay Davis - Women'sgolf
" Alessandra Giampaolo -Softball
" Sam Haryer - Collete Democrats chair
* Michael Hart - Football
" len Hsu - Co-chair of the Michigan
StudentAssembly's LGlTcommission
" Nellie Kippley - Women's gymnastics
" Matko Maravic - Men's tennis
" Doug Pickens - Baseball
" Randal Seriguchi - VP of the National
Pan-Hellenic council, MSA
* Sejal Tailor - Multicultural Greek Coun-
cil president
" AlexTisdall - ROTC
" Tyrel Todd - Men's wrestling
k Alex Vanderkaay-Swimmer
" Zack Yost - MSA president
* Michael Cromwell - A capella
" Nicole Wojcik - Marching Band
" Anup Shah - lASA
" Rohan Patel - Dance Marathon
" Kelly Sanderson - Women Engineers
" Gervis Menzies - Residence Hall
Association

More efficient
replacements for
synthetic or pig valves
in development
By KELLY FRASER
Daily News Editor
Technology that began as a
group of cells in a petri dish in
the Biomedical Science Research
Building may someday fix your bro-
ken heart.
Ravi Birla, the director of the
University's Artificial Heart Labo-
ratory, is developing methods to
'grow individual heart components
like valves, muscle patches and
vascular.
Although Birla said the idea of
an entire laboratory-grown heart
is "more science fiction than fact,"

these natural replacements con-
structed from animal cells could
eventually be stronger and more
efficient than the ones currently
used - generally, factory-made
synthetic valves or pig valves.
The tissue's longevity could
reduce the need for future surger-
ies and invasive procedures, Birla
said. This would be especially help-
ful for children, who often outgrow
artificial replacements and need
multiple surgeries to insert new
valves as they grow, he said.
Birla said the University's arti-
ficial heart lab is the only one
he knows of that is developing
replacements for several different
parts of the heart simultaneously,
which allows University research-
ers to determine which method is
most efficient.
"Overall, as anartificialheartlab
we've done well to place ourselves
See HEART, page 3A

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