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Telling stories through anthropology

What do you teach
here, and how would you
describe your teaching
style?
I teach two large lecture
classes, Introduction to
Anthropology and Medi-
cal Anthropology, and two
small seminars - an under-
grad Honors seminar, Cul-
ture and Medicine, and a
graduate seminar, Theory
and Practice in Medi-
cal Anthropology. I am, at
heart, a storyteller, and I
think that's a central part of
my teachingstyle.
When did you decide
that you wanted to pursue
anthropology?

I went to college plan-
ning to be an English major.
I took Intro to Anthro my
first semester to fulfill my
social science distribu-
tion requirement and fell
head over heels in love. It
wasn't until I was in gradu-
ate school that I discov-
ered medical anthropology.
Anthropology provided a
way to think about illness
and healing that amazed
me.
Why do you like teach-
ing at the University of
Michigan?
I remember the thrill of
discovering anthropology
for the first time, and it is

wonderful to see students
make that same discovery.
Inmysmallerclasses, Ienjoy
the lively discussions among
students who often bring
very different perspectives
to the material. In large lec-
ture classes, I love the chal-
lenge of finding new ways to
present core concepts as the
world around us changes.
Where didyougoto col-
lege?
I went to Franklin and
Marshall College, a small
liberal arts school in Lan-
caster, Pennsylvania. I never
had a class with more than
25 students, and looking out
over my first class of 600

101-ers, I wondered what it
must be like to be in a sea of
other undergraduates.
What do you enjoy
doing in your spare time?
I love to read, and I sing in
a choir. I'm always involved
in some sort of art or craft
project, with varying
degrees of success. I spend
Fridays working for Food
Gatherers, our local food
rescue program. I start the
day at the Delonis Center
Shelter Community Kitch-
en, and after serving lunch I
work at the Food Gatherers
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CRIME NOTES
Skateboarders Patient pops
skate away one-too-many

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

WHERE: Thayer Carport
WHEN: Monday at about
2:15 p.m.
WHAT: Four adolescents
were caught skateboarding
in the parking structure,
University Police reported.
They left the structure at
the request of the police.
Peeing inthe
Arboretum
WHERE: Nichols Arbore-
tum
WHEN: Monday at about
5:30 p.m.
WHAT: A teenager
exposed himself in the Arb,
University Police reported.
The teenager was allegedly
intoxicated and trying to
urinte.

WHERE: University Hos-
pital
WHEN: Monday at about
1 p.m.
WHAT: A patient was
suspected of misusing pre-
scriptions, University Police
reported. Detectives are
investigating a suspect.
Daring drunk
WHERE: Mary Markley
Residence Hall
WHEN: Yesterday at about
12:15 a.m.
WHAT: A 49-year-old
man unaffilliated with
the University was found
wandering around with an
open alcohol container, Uni-
versity Police reported. The
man was escorted from the
hbuiline.

Film screening
WHAT: A showing of
"Fish Out of Water," which
explores whether or not the
Bible condemns homosexu-
ality. The filmmaker used
her experience as a lesbian
sorority sister at Vanderbilt
University to make the film.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30
p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League
Water Theme
Semester talk
WHAT: Erika Weinthal,
Duke University professor
of environmental policy,
will discuss water coopera-
tion during post-Soviet Cen-
tral Asia.
WHO: Water Theme
Semester
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: School of Social
Work

CORRECTIONS
. An article in the April
11 editon of The Michigan
Daily ("Socialist Equal-
ityPartymembers talk
politics at campus confer-
ence') misidentified the
name of the organization-
that held the conference.
It is the International
Students for Social
Equity. It also misspelled
the name of the National
Secretary of the Socialist
Equity Party. His name
is Joseph Kishore. It also
incorrectly stated where
other planned confer-
ences will be located.
They'll be held in New
York and Los Angeles. It
also incorrectly stated
the netwealth of the 19
wealthiest Californians.
They possess $136 billion.
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Little Village Academy, a
public school in Chicago,
no longer allows students
to bring packed lunches to
school, the Chicago Tribune
reported. The school's prin-
cipal implemented the policy
to improve students' nutri-
tion.
The Leaders and the
Best have made a
name for themselves
by delving into unique pas-
sions during their time at the
University. Read about their
achievements in the Students
of the Year.
o FOR MORE, THt ESTATEMENT
3 A new study shows
that consuming alcohol
can improve memory,
ScienceDaily.com reported.
When people drink, dopa-
mine is released in the brain.
This strengthens the synaps-
es that are active for memory
retention.

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MSA
From Page 1A
Grumman specializes in mili-
tary aircraft and radar technolo-
gies, anid has supplied military
apparatuses used in war crimes
by the'United Nations fact-find-
ing missions, such as the Israeli
military. The Israeli military
hadupsed these weapons to sus-
tain its illegal occupation of Pal-
estine and has violated - and
continues to violate - dozens
of United Nations resolutions in
doingso."
LSA junior Bidal Baydoun, one
of the authors of the resolution,
spoke on behalf of the authors.
Despite the mention of Israel in
the resolution, Baydoun said the
authors' main intention wasn't to
focus on any specific country the
company supplied to, but rather
on the company itself.
"I don't care about Israel, I
don't care about Palestine, I care
about the University of Michi-
gan," he said.
Baydoun and other speak-
ers advocating for the resolu-
tion argued that the resolution

doesn't have political or religious
significance.
Several students including
LSA sophomore Yonah Lieber-
man, chair of J Street UMich - a
pro-Israel student organization
on campus - spoke against the
resolution.
"We have serious concerns
with the resolution," Lieberman
said. "Divestment is a polarizing
tactic when we should be work-
ing together."
Lieberman said J Street
UMich believes voting on the
resolution would heighten ten-
sion between Israelis and Pales-
tinians.
However, others expressed
their support for the resolution.
Robert Lipton, an associate pro-
fessor in the Medical School,
said he is in favor of the resolu-
tion and identified himself as an
"American Jew."
"I am not anti-Israel. I'm anti-
human rights violations," Lipton
said. "I'm in support of social
justice whether it's Egypt, Israel,
Yemen ... or the Bronx."
Lipton went on to voice his
support for the resolution, com-
mending students' efforts.

"I think this is a very powerful
step," he said. "Student action is
unbelievably important."
But Business School sopho-
more Todd Siegal encouraged
MSA not to vote for the resolu-
tion in its current form.
"These four companies are
very different and need to be
dealt with on individual and
separate occasions," Siegal said.
"Passing this resolution tonight
would eliminate the possibility
of future dialogue on this issue."
After attending to the rest
of its agenda, the assembly
returned to the resolution for a
final discussion and vote.
Before the final vote, Engi-
neering Rep. Zeid El-Kilani
proposed an amendment to
the clause regarding Northrop
Grumman. MSA voted in favor of
the amendment, which changed
the clause about the company
so that it didn't explicitly state
Northrop Grumman's involve-
ment with Israel or any other
country.
After much debate, the assem-
bly voted down the amended res-
olution in a 10-12 vote, with two
abstentions.

NYC Aviation/AP
A damaged Airbus A380 belonging to Air France sits on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport yesterday
in New York. The aircraft clipped a much smaller Bombardier CRJ700 on a wet tarmac at JFK on Monday.
Airplanes collide on
NY airport tarmack

150th anniversary of Confederate
attack on Fort Sumter commemorated

Obama issues
proclamation on
Civil War
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)
- Booming cannons, plaintive
period music and hushed crowds
ushered in the 150th anniversary
of America's bloodiest war yes-
terday, a commemoration that
continues to underscore a racial
divide that had plagued the nation
since before the Civil War.
The events marked the 150th
anniversary of the Confederate
bombardment of Union-held Fort
Sumter in Charleston Harbor,
an engagement that plunged the
nation into four years of war at a
cost of more than 600,000 lives.
Several hundred people gath-
ered on Charleston's Battery in
the pre-dawn darkness, much as
Charleston residents gathered 150

years ago to view the bombard-
ment of April 12,1861.
About 4 a.m., a single beam of
light reached skyward from the
stone works of Fort Sumter. About
a half hour later, about the time
the first shots were fired, a second
beam glowed, signifying a nation
torn in two.
Nearby, a brass ensemble played
a concert entitled "When Jesus
Wept" as hundreds listened, some
in foldingchairs, others standing.
Fifty years ago during the cen-
tennial of the Civil War, there was
a celebratory mood. But yesterday,
the 150th anniversary events were
muted. Even the applause seemed
subdued.
At the White House, President
Barack Obama captured the som-
ber mood in a proclamation that
the date would be the first day of
the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
"On this milestone in American
history, we remember the great

cost of the unity and liberty we
now enjoy, causes for which so
many have laid down their lives,"
the statement released by the
White House said.
Alluding to the war's ultimate
end in 1865, Obama added: "When
the guns fell silent and the fate
of our Nation was secured, blue
and gray would unite under one
flag and the institution of slavery
would be forever abolished from
our land."
"We are the United States of
America - we have been tested,
we have repaired our Union, and
we have emerged stronger," his
proclamation added.
Of about 1,200 people attending
two main commemorative events,
only a handful were black. One
man whose Confederate ances-
tor is credited with firing the first
shot of the war acknowledged his
family legacy as a "mixed bless-
ing."

No injuries in
ground accident
between aircrafts
NEW YORK (AP) - A fright-
ening collision between one of
the world's largest airliners and a
commuter jet on a dark, wet tar-
mac at Kennedy Airport is under-
scoring worries about ground
accidents as U.S. airports begin
handling a new generation of
giant planes.
A total of 586 passengers and
crew members were aboard the
two aircraft Monday night when
the left wing of an Airbus A380
operated by Air France clipped
a Bombardier CRJ-700 regional
jet flown by Comair, spinning the
smaller plane nearly 90 degrees.
No one was injured.
The superjumbo Airbus is so
immense - as tall as a seven-sto-
ry building, with a wing span as
wide as a Manhattan block - that
its wing almost cleared the small-
er plane. But not quite.
"It's the sheer size of these air-

craft and the congestion at these
airports that's the problem," said
Allan Tamm, a consultant with
Avicor Aviation, based in Port-
land, Ore. "It's a serious concern
for all these airports trying to
accommodate these aircraft. It's
going to happen more and more."
The collision happened at one
of the nation's most congested
airports on a rainy night when
flashing lights reflecting off wet
tarmac can obscure small air-
craft. It comes as airports around
the country are beginning to
receive a new class of huge air-
craft.
Fourteen airports have
obtained waivers from the Fed-
eral Aviation Administration to
receive the new Boeing 747-8,
which falls intothe same new size
class as the A380, The Associated
Press reported this week. And
Boeing is working with 13 more
airports to get approval from the
FAA, though not all of them may
require waivers.
Most U.S. airports cannot
legally handle the A380 or 747-8
because of FAA space require-

ments aimed at keeping planes
from bumping into each other.
But the FAA can issue waivers if
airport officials agree to certain
procedures, such as using only
certain taxiways or halting other
traffic when one of these mam-
moth planes is on the move.
Many ofthe airports asking for
permission to handle the Boeing
747-8 may have trouble handling
them, especially when aircraft
are turning, Tamm said.
"A lot of these airports are only
marginally ready," he said.
The flurry of new waivers
coincides with an increase in air
traffic as the U.S. economy recov-
ers. The number of passengers
flying in the U.S. increased from
767 million in 2009 to 782 million
in 2010.
JFK was built in the 1950s,
when jets were smaller. Airport
officials had to secure FAA waiv-
ers for both the A380 and the 747-
8. Monday's collision might spur
the FAA to take a second look at
JFK's rules for handling large
aircraft, said aviation consultant
John Cox.

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