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work tofight
Vaccinations patients and visitors with flu-like
symptoms to wear a face-mask
still available at when in its facilities.
.optl .UMHS has also enacted some
hospital, clinic procedural changes to prevent
the spread of the flu.
By MOLLY BLOCK "Patients with symptoms that
DailyStaffReporter can be managed safely at home
may even be asked by medical
The early and rapid outbreak staff to stay home to protect oth-
of the flu this winter has hit ers," Denay said.
many unprepared Michiganders, In addition to those precau-
causing the University of Michi- tions, UMHS employees have
gan Health System to implement advocated common-sense tips
.S ghw hapread of the flu,p
UMHS Keri Denay said this including washing hands with
year's flu outbreak has been soap and water, staying home if
uncharacteristically early. a fever continues and avoiding
"Flu activity can be difficult to touching one's eyes, nose and
predict and varies from season to mouth.
season," Denay said. "This year, "The best prevention students
the flu activity has peaked earlier and community members can
when compared to last year." employ include covering your
To counteract the flu out- cough or sneeze with your elbow
break, UMHS is taking addition- or getting your flu shot," Denay
al measures for its patients, such said.
as administering vaccinations While the flu outbreak has hit
during examinations throughout the state earlier than usual, Uni-
January and February and open- versity Health Service has not
ing vaccination-only appoint- been dealing with an excessive
ments in primary care health amount of sick students, UHS
centers. director Robert Winfield said.
UMHS has not yet imposed UHS still has hundreds of doses
visitor restrictions like Covenant of the flu vaccine.
HealthCare and St. Mary's of "We are not overwhelmed
Michigan in Saginaw, Mich. and in any way with influenza-like
Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, illnesses, but we are certainly
Mich. UMHS is however asking See FLU, Page 5A


The Steel Wheels perform at the two-night 36th Ann Arbor Folk Festival at Hill Auditorium on Saturday.
Groupmarces i D.C


udents opposed Nearly half a million people
marched on the Mall for the
o abortion join 40th March for Life, which
came days after the 40th anni-
national event versary of the U.S. Supreme
Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.
By BEN ATLAS The theme of this year's rally
Daily StaffReporter was "40=55M," representing
that in the 40 years since the
ss than a week after the decision there have been 55
dential inauguration, the million abortions, according to
nal Mall was packed once March for Life's website.
to commemorate the anni- Members of the University's
ry of another landmark in chapter of Students for Life
ican policy. organization, an anti-abortion

activist group on campus, made
the trek to the nation's capitol.
The program began with a
rally at the National Mall that
featured prominent speakers
such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
and former presidential can-
didate Rick Santorum. Young
people and members of other
student groups constituted the
majority of the nearly half mil-
lion people, according to LSA
junior Tori Criswell, president
of Students for Life at Michigan.
"It was really inspiring to

see," Criswell said. "Our gen-
eration is more pro-life than any
other generation before. It was a
really moving experience to see
everyone united for this cause."
After the rally, participants
marched to the steps of the U.S.
Supreme Court, where women
who have had abortions shared
their stories.
Criswell thought the rally
was effective in promoting the
anti-abortion side in the con-
tinuing debate on women's
See MARCH, Page5A


One semester
in, Parikh
looks back

Students talk sex at
Res. College forum

CSG president,
colleagues reflect
on first semester
Daily StaffReporrer
It was only a few hours ear-
lier that his flight touched down
in Michigan, but Central Stu-
dent Government President
Manish Parikh made sure he
was at assembly's first meeting
of the semester on Jan.15.
After a frenzied CSG presi-
dential election in March that
left candidates and their sup-
porters completely immersed in
student government, Parikh -
who won a plurality of the stu-
dent vote after barely escaping
disqualification from the elec-
tion - faces a similarly hectic
schedule every day.
A typical weekday for
Parikh can entail responding
to 50 to 60 e-mails, attending
as many as five meetings and
doing other student govern-
ment related work that some

days totals eight to nine hours
- all of which results in about
five hours of sleep, he said.
Former CSG President
DeAndree Watson, who now
works in the office of Charles
Pugh, president of the Detroit
City Council, said such is the
life of a student body presi-
"Whenever I wasn't in class
or sleeping, I was doing stu-
dent government work," Wat-
son said, addingthat "academic
sacrifices" were made. He said
that being a student and student
body president is like "two full-
time jobs."
During his term, Parikh
has been faced with possible
graduate student secession
from CSG and a November
student government election
plagued with several missed
deadlines and a faulty ballot.
Still, Parikh and his adminis-
tration have fulfilled or made
progress on a majority of their

Multiple firehouses responded to a burning home at corner of East Williams and
South Division Streets Friday night,
Fire breaks out at
house near JSR

Group brings
sex discussion to
informal setting
Daily StaffReporter
LSA sophomore Adam Mol-
nar is the leader of Sex Forum,
a Residential College student
forum that discusses mastur-
bation, fetishes and a myriad of
other topics that would make
most high school sex education
teachers blush,
His parents are okay with it.
"They're all for it; they
thought it was a good idea,"
Molnar said. "They also don't
understand why it's so hard
to receive sexual information
that's not from an awkward,
older adult figure."
That's just one goal of Sex
Forum which is in its seventh
year. The group educates its
members on contraceptives
and safe sex practices, often
using demonstrative condoms
and dental dams. There are also
occasional field trips to Ann
Arbor's Safe Sex Store.
"Last meeting they asked
us what we wanted to learn.
about," Irani said "Topics var-
ied from BDSM to asexual-
ity to sexual fetishes,.and it all

sounds so interestingto me."
At each meeting, the 10-per-
son group discusses a few
issues selected by forum mem-
bers. Molnar said an upcom-
ing meeting will discuss rape,
hook-up and college sex cul-
tures. In the past, the group has
watched documentaries on var-
ious topics including BDSM as
well as videos in the media that
portray gender roles unfairly.
RC forums are student
groups that focus on an inter-
ests including art, LGBTQ
issues or film. RC students can
get credit for their involvement,
and most courses meet for an
hour a week.
"It's also a place where
you're not receiving opinions
or, 'This is what I think,"' Mol-
nar said. "We're trying to give
each other facts. It's not just
like talking with your friends
like, 'So, what do you think
about this?' and just getting an
opinion that could be unsub-
One event at the forum is
the Gender Panel. The panel
consists of members of one sex
who respond to anonymous
questions from members of the
other sex.
"(Itincluded) abunch of very
sexual question§ that I feel like
a lot people - especially young
See FORUM, Page 5A

Two dogs rescued
after maintenance
work goes wrong
Daily News Editor
A fire broke out at a multi-
tenant house on the corner of
East Williams and South Divi-
sion Streets at about 6 p.m. on
The fire required a response

from all five stations in the city
of Ann Arbor as well as fire
trucks from Pittsfield Town-
ship, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti
Township, according to Ann
Arbor Fire Chief Chuck Hub-
"We probably had a two- or
three-minute response time,"
AAFD Battalion Chief Randy
Menard said on scene. "Well,
(snow) slows the driving down
a little bit, but it wasn't too bad
See FIRE, Page 5A


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