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Monday, January 23, 2012

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CAMPUS COMMUNITY
Students discuss
equality at annual
SAAN conference

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White House here, where she discussed the
struggles she experienced
)fficial shares growing up as a young Indian
immigrant in Savannah, Ga.
ersonal story "we are still figuring out
how we call this country our
By JOSH QIAN home, and it's important to
Daily StaffReporter think about how this country
gets to know us and how we
VONIA, Mich. - More get to know it," Ahuja said in
300 University students her speech.
red this weekend to learn Ahuja said her childhood
social justice and cul- struggles turned out to be one
issues that transcend the of the most valuable experienc-
Asian communities in es of her life, adding that her
Arbor, the United States past difficulties inspired her
broad. to embark upon the national
Friday and Saturday, the work toward equality she does
Asian Awareness Net- today.
hosted its 10th annual "Whatever challenge you
rence with the theme face, it may be a difficult to
SAIC: Shattering Barri- fathom any kind of positive
Piece Together Perspec- outcome from it," Ahuja said.
Participants attended "But it makes you a lot wiser,
shops, small group dis- stronger and empathetic for
ons, performances and any kind of experience you will
te speeches in the Michi- face in the future."
eague and the Rackham In an interview after the
uate School Building, speech, Ahuja said it's her job
e they discussed chal- to improve the quality of life
s afflicting South Asians for Asians living in the Unit-
.merica and initiatives ed States and help them gain
rd increased equality. access to federal services that
ran Ahuja, executive address social issues.
tor of the White House "There's a lot of challenges
tive on Asian Americans from health issues, educational
acific Islanders, spoke at and immigration challenges
inference's formal dinner, (facing Asian-Americans),"
Saturday at Burton Manor See SAAN, Page 2A

Doctsrs frsm Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit stood in silent protest against the treatment of doctors in Syria yesterday.
Group protests violence
against octors in Sria

After death of
relative, surgeon
takes to the streets
By AARON GUGGENHEIM
Daily StaffReporter
Amid ongoing violence in
Syria, Mohammad Arabi, a radi-
ologist at the University Hos-

pital, protested yesterday in
honor of his deceased relative,
an orthopedic surgeon who was
killed during his efforts to aid
wounded protesters in Syria.
"They kept chasing him, chas-
ing him until they killed him,"
Arabi said.
Arabi, joined by more than
20 local doctors from the Syr-
ian community, gathered yester-
day at the corner of South State

Street and North University
Avenue to protest the continuing
violence against medical person-
nel in Syria who have been aiding
protesters harmed for rallying
for the forced resignation of Syr-
ian President Bashar al-Assad.
"We have our relatives there,
we have our families there and
we are very concerned about our
colleagues, doctors and nurses
who are working under very

bad, distressing circumstances,"
Arabi said.
Since the protests began last
March, Syrian police and mili-
tary continue to attack protesters
with tanks, snipers and tear gas
at various rallies in an attempt to
silence the opposition, accord-
ing to reports from Al Jazeera, a
Middle Easternnewssource. The
United Nations estimated the
See SYRIA, Page SA

Federal finanical aid
regulations impact 'U'

Changes to Title
IV stipulations
cause challenges for
University officials
By KATIE BURKE
Daily StaffReporter
For officials in the University's
Office of Financial Aid, the legal

challenges associated with han-
dling federal grant money have
become increasingly burden-
some in recent years.
Enforcing regulations under
a Title IV loan - a government
loan subject to federal rules and
proration standards, which dic-
tate that students may not receive
their full amount of federal aid if
they do not attend an institution
for the entire academic year -
are particularly cumbersome

for the University, according to
Pamela Fowler, executive direc-
tor of the University's Office of
Financial Aid.
The University, along with a
number of other schools around
the country, acted as an experi-
mental site for the efficiency of
the regulation, meaning that
since 1992, the University has
not been subject to the regula-
tion, according to Fowler. The
See FINANCIAL AID, Page SA

ADAM SCHNITZER/Daily
The University's Life Sciences Orchestra at Hill Auditorium performs to raise money for the hospitals yesterday.
Concert raises money for new Mott hospital

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Students, faculty
and staff play
for charity
By ANNA ROZENBERG
Daily StaffReporter
In an event to help raise
money for the newly opened
C.S. Mott Children's and Von
Voigtlander Women's Hospi-
tal, University faculty, staff and
students gathered together for
a musical performance for the

IV .a.

Ann Arbor community yester-
day afternoon.
The University'sLife Sciences
Orchestra - a group comprised
of University-affiliated profes-
sors, scientists, hospital staff
and students involved in medi-
cal and science-related work -
performed with guest violinist
Jourdan Urbach to raise money
for Mott, with the help of Gifts
of Art, a program dedicated to
connecting art with University
healthcare.
University of Michigan
Health System spokeswoman

Kara Gavin who also serves on
the LSO executive board and
plays French horn for the group,
said though the hospital holds a
concert every January, yester-
day's event in honor of the new
facility has been in the works for
more than a year.
She added that while the
concert runs on donations from
various entities, such as LSO
members and local businesses,
it also serves as an opportunity
to raise money for the new hos-
pital, and to fund programs like
See MOTT, Page SA

Piazza helps students in the classroom

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The word also describes a
'ractive online new question and answer forum
being implemented by Univer-
resources sity professors that fosters assis-
tance with homework problems
WARY HANNAHAN between students and instruc-
Daily StaffReporter tors. The online forum enables
students to pose questions about
alian, the word Piazza homework problems or confus-
apen-air marketplace, but ing concepts from lecture, which
d has taken on a different is then organized into a thread

that shows student and instruc-
tor responses to each question.
Piazza is being used in 22 sci-
ence-related classes this semes-
ter such as biology, physics,
chemistry, electrical engineer-
ing, computer science and nurs-
ing. The program is particularly
conducive to the sciences since
it allows users to insert symbols.
Physics Prof. Gregory Tarle
See PIAZZA, Page SA

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