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A CHARITABLE STROLL

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
'U' creates
first stem
cell lines
for disease

ANNA SCHULTE/Daily
LSA sophomore Emily Rheaume, a member of TOMS University of Michigan Campus Club, promotes the organization's Day Without Shoes on Ingalls Mall yes-
terday. Group members and other participants walked barefoot for the day to raise awareness about the group's cause of donating shoes for children in need.
F E DE RAL L EGISLA TION
SAPAC in compliance with
new sexual violence gui delines

Lines for study
of hemophilia B,
Charcot-Marie-
Tooth disease
By MARY HANNAHAN
Daily StaffReporter
Embryos that once had to be
thrown away are now contribut-
ing to the understanding of how
genetic diseases progress and the
development of new treatments.
On Monday, University
researchers announced that
they have successfully created
the state's first disease-specific
human embryonic stem cell
lines. The stem cells contain the
genes responsible for the genetic
disorders hemophilia B, which is
responsible for insufficient blood
clotting, and Charcot-Marie-
Tooth disease, which causes
muscle degeneration.
"These stem cell lines are
the first of their kind," said

Gary Smith, a co-director of
the University's Consortium for
Stem Cell Therapies, where the
research is being conducted.
No other researchers have
created lines for these particular
diseases, Smithsaid. The main
goal of the University research-
ers' current project is to derive
unique embryonic stem cell lines
and to provide scientists across
the country with new ways of
studying the formation of spe-
cific diseases to devise cures for
them.
"By better understanding the
disease, you're better able to
treat the disease," Smith said.
Sue O'Shea, the consortium's
co-director, explained that
embryonic stem cells offer a
model to study the development
of a genetic disease. By studying
embryonic stem cells, research-
ers can track the development
of abnormal cells and examine
how they affect the growth and
health of the cell, she said.
The consortium's future plans
See STEM CELL, Page 7A

Biden announces
policy for colleges
to follow Title IX
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
In light of new sexual vio-
lence prevention guidelines
released by the U.S. Department

of Education's Office for Civil
Rights, the University's Sexual
Assault Prevention and Aware-
ness Center is looking to build
upon its already nationally rec-
ognized program.
Vice President Joe Biden
announced the new guidelines
in a speech at the University of
New Hampshire on Monday.
Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan said in a press confer-

ence call on Monday that the
guidelines provide a structure
for how colleges and schools
should handle sexual violence.
However, a SAPAC official said
the University is already func-
tioning in accordance with fed-
eral instruction.
In an April 4 White House
press release, Biden wrote that
the new guidelines will help col-
leges and universities improve

the ways they deal with sexual
assault.
"Students across the coun-
try deserve the safest possible
environment in which to learn,"
Biden wrote. "That's why we're
taking new steps to help our
nation's schools, universities
and colleges end the cycle of
sexual violence on campus."
The new guidelines are
See SAPAC, Page 7A

CAMPUS COMMUNITY Y
Students invited to express
opinions of North Campus

'Rant' will explore
ways to improve
campus
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily StaffReporter
Without prodding, students
often complain about certain
aspects of the University. And

now, the University is encourag-
ing these grievances, specifically
about North Campus.
As part of the North Campus
Initiative started by E. Royster
Harper, the University's vice
president of student affairs, stu-
dents are invited to participate in
a forum called "The North Cam-
pus Rant: The Good, The Bad,
and The Dude!" The event, that
will be held tonight, will allow

students to voice their opinions
on what's working and what
could be improved on North
Campus. The goals of the North
Campus Initiative are twofold: to
find ways to draw more students
to North Campus and to improve
the experience for students who
already frequent the campus.
Harper told students at a fire-
side chat at the Northwood Com-
See NORTH CAMPUS, Page 7A

Carr discusses brain injury prevention

ERINKIRKLAND/Daily
A volunteer serves breakfast at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on North Division Street on Thursday, March 31.
Local church helps those in need

Public Health
event focuses on
sports concussions
By BRANDON SHAW
Daily StaffReporter
Former Michigan football
coach Lloyd Carr took to the

podium yesterday to spread the
word about preventing sports
injuries.
Carr and other University
community members partici-
pated in the annual National
Public Health Week, this year
called "Safety is No Accident,"
yesterday as the School of Pub-
lic Health held a symposium
on traumatic brain injuries in

sports. The symposium focused
on the steady increase of sports-
related concussions over the past
few decades and strategies on
how to combat the trend.
The symposium focused on
the steady increase of sports-
related concussions over the past
few decades and strategies on
how to combat the trend.
See CARR, Page 7A

Volunteers provide
free breakfast,
writing workshop
By KIMBERLY PAGEAU
Daily StaffReporter
After finishing his free
breakfast from St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church, Jeff Sharp
reciprocates by helping to wash

the dishes, as he's done every-
day for the past five years.
Sharp is one of about150 peo-
ple who visit the local church
between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
each day for breakfast. Since
Aug. 16, 1982, St. Andrew's,
located on North Division
Street, has been serving the
homeless and needy seven days
a week and offering educational
programs on a weekly basis.
St. Andrew's Deacon Svea

Gray said the program was cre-
ated in hopes of meeting the
increased need for food assis-
tance inthe communitybecause
of the ;economic downturn in
the 1980s. Serving a meal is a
simple way to give back, she
said.
"We've had it outside, at dif-
ferent churches when things
are going on, but we've never
missed a morning since 1982,"
See CHURCH, Page 7A

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