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gan state Senate's Health Policy
Committee in June about the issue,
said current Michigan regulations
do not allow APRNs to practice
under their own license. Instead,
they must work in collaboration
with physicians who are regularly
pressed for time and could benefit
from greater APRN responsibility.
She added that it has been more
than 30 years since any revisions
have been made to these regula-
The legislation would allow
APRNs - defined as nurse prac-
titioners, nurse midwives or clini-
cal nurse specialists - to practice
under an independent license
without a physician's supervision.
She noted that the push to pass
i the bill is not an effort to eliminate
collaboration with physicians,
but rather to allow caregivers to
decide when that partnership is
Eighteen states and the District
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unique position in offering stu-
dents and residents food options
not available elsewhere in the city,
including homemade sauces, glu-
ten-free menu items and vegetar-
ian meals. He said he hopes the
pub becomes a staple among Ann
* Arbor diners.
"We tend to be that place, you
know, if you're looking to go have
fun and relieve some stress and
have some great food and some
great beer, (R.U.B.) will be the
place to go," he said.
As for Ann Arbor's notoriously
limited parking options, Mitch-
ell said he doesn't believe this
will hinder business significant-
ly because students and residents
are used to parking far away and
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"Their opportunity for an
international education experi-
ence comes from meaningful
interaction with students from
overseas,'? Greisberger said.
Enrollment numbers for inter-
national students at the Univer-
sity of Southern California topped
the list with 9,269 students, fol-
lowed by the University of Illinois
- Urbana-Champaign and New
York University, according to the
IE data. Michigan State Univer-
sity and The Ohio State University,
at ninth and 10th respectively, also
made appearances in the top 10.
Mokha noted that the high-
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Facebook, emotions are high and
we'll see how it's dealt with,"
Katz said. "It's a scary intense
situation, unrelated to this but
this will spark more interest
about Israel and what's going
In an interview before the'
event, Chodoff said his goal was
to better contextualize what stu-
dents read in the papers and see
on television about the issue.
The attack that killed Jabari
on Wednesday was part of
Operation Pillar of Defense, an
operation in response to Hamas
rocket fire into Israel. The attack
continued Wednesday night and
prompted Prime Minister Benja-
min Netanyahu to declare a state
of emergency in southern Israel.
The rocket fire has disrupted
the lives of more than 1 million
people in Israel, Netanyahu said.
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail
Haniyeh vowed in a statement
Wednesday to avenge Jabari's
assassination and fight back
of Columbia recently passed legis-
lation similar to to the policy.
"We believe collaboration is
part of professional ethics for
every (health) discipline," she said.
"It's not that we don't like or agree
with collaboration. We think (all
health care professionals) should
be collaborating when they need
to. But they are the ones who pro-
fessionally know when they need
Pohl said the current regulation
system likely adds to the financial
burdens of health systems because
patientsmay be seen by both a phy-
sician and an APRN; which takes
time and isn't always necessary.
She added that data shows the
current requirements are not
based on evidence that APRNs
lack the necessary education to
make decisions about prescribing
medication or other elements of
Pohl said all careers the bill
defines as APRNs require a mas-
ter's degree or higher, and though
advanced practice registered nurs-
ing is a relatively new profession,
walking to restaurants. He said
the pub will also offer home
delivery and, hopefully, curbside
In addition to its regular menu
featuring barbecue staples such
as Tennessee pulled pork and
Texas beef brisket, the smoke-
house also offers unique dishes
such as the "Yzerman," "Hits-
ville," and "The Slim Shady,"
throwbacks to its Detroit roots.
BBQ lovers might also be
interested in what Mitchell
refers to as the "peanut butter
and jelly" of the restaurant, his
favorite item, the St. Louis ribs.
"You can't go wrong with
a PBJ. Every time, it's great.
Every time, it's consistent," he
said. "(The St. Louis rib) is just a
good old-fashioned smoked rib ...
every single time it's great."
Mikky Meyei, an employee at
est ranks were held by leading
research universities, which tend
to boast larger student bodies in
University 'students said they
also believe the University's
distinction as an academic and
research institution has aided
its ability to attract students of a
wide range of backgrounds. '
College rankings, in particu-
lar, were an important facet in
the decision-making process for
Rackham student Jason Chou,
who was born in Taiwan.
"In general, if they look it up,
they will see it's a good school,
though they may not have heard
about it before," Chou said.
LSA junior Jiyea Kim said in
her native South Korea, students
the APRNs are constantly working
Pohl said APRNs have made
significant progress in the last 45
years with regard to self-regulation
and that the quality of care pro-
vided has been cost-effective, with
a high rate of patient satisfaction.
Pohl said the bill is particularly
important as more aspects of the
Affordable Care Act will be imple-
mented next year. She said regula-
tions that increase the standard of
patient care are a priority, since
the shortage of health care profes-
sionals is not expected to improve
"You want regulations that
protect patients, but the current
regulations really don't do that,"
She added that there is no evi-
dence supporting the fact that
patients in Michigan get better
care than they would in a state
with more progressive regulations
"We think this would be a real
opportunity to increase access to
care," Pohl said.
Subway located at 902 State St.
next door to R.U.B., said he isn't
worried about the pub's arrival
because he believes Subway
attracts a different crowd.
"We're open until three in the
night and that's when a lot of
people come," Meyei said.
Mitchell said he gets as many
as a dozen inquiries a day about
the restaurant's opening and
that students seem excited about
the smokehouse. Rackham stu-
dent Megan Williams confirmed
that she believes the restaurant
will do well with the collegiate
"That area could always use
more restaurants," Williams
said. "I think that for me, I really
like barbecue, and also that it's
the kind of food, especially lately,
that's becoming more and more
were familiar with the Univer-
sity as a hub for international stu-
"Usually people who are inter-
ested in study abroad or U.S. study
know about Michigan," Kim said.
Engineering sophomore Mihir
Sheth, who hails from India,
chose to study at the University
instead of regional universities in
India for the cooler climate and
small-town vibe. He added that
he has no regrets with the deci-
sion and finds it is easy to relate
with other international stu-
dents on campus.
"People are really friendly
here; especially when they're
going through the same things,"
Sheth said. "People don't care if
you're international or not."
honored for efforts
for campus. diversity
HA beats out 55 commitment to diversity stood
out to us is we have so much
her schools for focus on the commitment to
being a diverse student body and
rational honor being on top of our game with
By JEN CALFAS Sharp said the University
Daily StaffReporter wanted to showcase its level of
commitment to diversity, espe-
University Residence Hall cially compared to that of other
iation's continued commit- universities in the region.
to diversity was affirmed "We were just brainstorming
it was recently bestowed and within five seconds we had a
)mmunity to Diversity 2012 ton of different ideas of what this
as award. University does as a whole that
Great Lakes Affiliate of works to being diverse," Sharp
e and University Resi- said. "From the Spectrum Center,
Halls, the organization the multicultural lounges in the
ranted the honor on Nov. residence halls, those are things
epted bids from their 55 that most campuses don't have.
er universities throughout They don't have a good under-
gan, Illinois, Indiana, Wis- standing of what diversity is."
and Ontario with student- According to Sharp, the mul-
sidence hall associations. ticultural centers located in each
niversity challenged Mich- residence hall serve as an envi-
tate University and Ferris ronment for students to meet
University for the award peers of diverse backgrounds
a 27-page document titled and learn more about different
Are You?" cultures.
document included details "They're kind of a way to be a
University's efforts to pro- little reminder to our buildings
diversity through ethnicity, that there are other cultures out
exual orientation, national there and it's a way for us to edu-
nternational relations, and cate other people on those cul-
ge education. tures," he said. "It's also just a fun
ice Sharp, the hall direc- way to remind people that hang-
r South Quad Residence ing out can educate you as well."
said the RHA executive University Housing spokes-
wanted to show how well man Peter Logan said the RHA
niversity is promoting and plays an important role in pro-
ving student diversity by viding structure to residential
g a bid for the diversity communities.
"Their work to promote
e're doing some great, open and inclusive, welcoming
ng things," Sharp said. communities throughout our
hought, 'what can we do residence halls and our under-
w this?' One of the reasons graduate departments is very
important," Logan said. "Their
connections with multicultural
councils and hall councils really
promote the principals of appre-
ciating, welcoming and advocat-
The sexual identity section of
the report featured LSA fresh-
man Nick Rinehart, who was
the first recipient of the Chris
Armstrong scholarship, which
rewards LGBT student advo-
cates and activists in honor of the
University's first openly gay stu-
dent body president.
Rinehart said the University
is more welcoming to diversity
compared to his high school in
"I think it's a very big change
for me, coming from a conserva-
tive area, where the administra-
tion was more fighting against
you and trying to stop what you
wanted to do rather than encour-
aging diversity and anti-discrim-
ination policies," Rinehart said.
He added that he has not faced
discrimination while attending
"I think the University has
been doing a very good job with
promoting diversity and having
as many programs as possible to
help it," he said. "I have never
come across issues with discrim-
ination or anything."
Sharp said students should
feel proud to be a part of such a
uniquely diveirse campus.
"The Michigan community
should actually be proud," Sharp
said. "Out of all those schools,
Michigan has been able to show
how they have a stronger com-
mitment to diversity than those
other schools do right now."
"We mourn our late leader
who walked the path of jihad
while he knew the end, either
victory or martyrdom," Haniyeh
said. "There is no fear among our
people and our resistance, and
ye will face this vicious attack."
In the interview, Chodoff
defended Israel's military action,
and said Israel did not want
to intensify its attacks but the
country could no longer with-
stand rocket fire.
"We have no particular inter-
est in escalating," Chodoff said.
"In fact, hundreds of rockets
have been fired and we respond
to them, but there hasn't been a
ground operation since January
2009. There is a point at which
schools are closed, people are not
going to work, and that's aside
from the grand phenomenon of
living under that kind of stress."
In Gaza and southern Israel,
civilians have been preparing for
a prolonged battle. Palestinians
in the Gaza Strip, which Hamas
has controlled since 2006, are
stocking up on food and fuel as
Israel expressed willingness to
send ground troops into the ter-
ritory if necessary.
The result of the military
action Wednesday could be a
short-term exchange, Chodoff
The attacks on Wednesday
broke an informal four-year
peace agreement between Israel
Chodoff called the airstrike
that killed Jabari Wednesday a
calculated act of war. He said it
was not random but the result of
aligning circumstances and the
continuation of Israel's attempt
to assassinate Hamas's top lead-
"It's not random, but coin-
cidence of the right observers
and the right intelligence and
he being in a place where he
could be gotten," Chodoff said of
Jabari. "Those are all the things
that you don't know in advance
and today was the day."
Chodoff said it is unclear how
long fighting could last, and
when it ends Egypt could be a
serviceable intermediary for
negotiations between Israel and
The Associated Press
contributed to this report.
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students and will take priority in
the decision process.
"Our goal is really to provide
a nice complementary set of
.options down in the (basement of
the Union)," Pile said. "We don't
want to have a vendor that's com-
peting directly with another ven-
dor. I think that would actually
limit options for students."
Pile also said the seating adja-
cent to the food vendors in the
area near Wendy's and Subway
will be renovated. According to
her, improvements will be made
to seating, lighting, architectural
elements and floring.
"If you go down there now it's
pretty dark... it feels a little dated,
a little enclosed," Pile said. "We
can actually get ... a vaulted ceil-
ing and some lighting that'll be
much improved. Maybe some
different types of seating ... some
counter-top or high-top seating,
or a nice long community table."
Laura Seagram, a market-
ing communications specialist
for University Unions, said the
expected cost of the renovations
is still unknown because design
and engineering plans are not
finalized. She added that the Uni-
versity's Board of Regents is not
required to approve the choice of
vendors in the Union, but will be
kept informed through E. Roys-
ter Harper, the University's vice
president for student affairs.
The Union has made healthy
eating a priority in the search.
Seagram said nutrition stan-
dards will play a prominent role
in the decision making process.
"Another thing we are ask-
ing all of the applicants to bring
forth is their healthy options,
even an expansion of what they
may have now, because that's
really important on campus,"
Seagram said. "The whole point
is to have a balance of options."
Keith Soster, the food ser-
vice director for the University
Unions, said student feedback
has indicated that the Unions
should provide more seasonal
selections, which he hopes will
come to fruition in the Market-
"It's more than a coffee shop
or a cafe per se, and we wantit to
have that market atmosphere,"
Soster said. "... Envision a deli
case with a fresh array of salads
fixings and then you can have
your salad prepared right there
for you. or you can have a grab-
and-go type option."
LSA senior Archana Bharad-
waj, the chair of the Michigan
Union Board of Representatives,
said incorporating more locally
grown and nutritional produce
into Union food options was a
priority for the student board.
"I think these changes will
be really reflective of what we,
as students, want to see in the
Union," Bharadwaj said.
LSA senior' Caroline Can-
ning, the vice chair of the Board
of Representatives and the
president of LSA Student Gov-
ernment, said she and other com-
mittee members want to make
the Union more unique to the
University, and they are excited
about the upcoming changes.
"The finishes that we're look-
ing at are things that are more
modernized but also a more
timeless sort of feeling," Canning
said. "If we wanted to renovate
more of that downstairs area, we
could continue using the tiles and
using the same wall fixtures ... to
make it look cohesive."
It is unknown whether the food
vendors in the Michigan League
or the Pierpont Commons will also
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change. Seagram said the changes
are a model for the Division of Stu-
dent Affairs to potentially follow
in the residencehalls.
"We're all trying to meet the
needs of students as best as we
can as the chances present them-
selves," Seagram said
Kinesiology junior Alexandra-
Putich said she never buys food
from Union vendors because
they aren't particularly accom-
modating to her nutrition needs.
"I'm gluten free ... so I know
they don't serve those options
here," Putich said. "If they
accommodated those kinds of
things I'd be more likely to eat
LSA senior Ryan Marina said
he eats at the Union about once
every two months, but he would
be interested and more likely
to eat there if ethnic food were
"I mainly get the feel that it's
fast food down here," Marina
said. "Maybe something else
would spice it up."
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