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CAMPAIGN
From Page 1A
details won't be revealed until the
campaign's official start date on
Nov. 8.
PROJECTS
From Page 1A
be closed intermittently.
University planner Sue Gott
said there won't be any pile driv-
ing - a type of construction
* technique that results in ground
vibrations near the site - during
the upcoming phase of construc-
tion. Throughout the project,
Gott said there will be nomajor
disruptions in the surrounding
neighborhood.
Gott also said a large section
of East Madison Street between
Division and State Streets will
be closed in March to replace the
water main. During this time,
the sidewalk on Division Street
will be closed and Thompson
Street will become a one-way,
northbound street with all park-
ing on the street closed off. Offi-
cials are considering opening the
University parking structure on
Thompson Street to the public as
a visitors parking lot during con-
struction. Gott said she estimates
construction on Madison will
be finished by the time students
move out in April.
Most of Thompson Street will
be closed throughout the summer
while the building is being erect-
ed. The residence hall should be
fully constructed by the begin-
ning of 2015, and the project
should come to a close by mid-
July 2015.
The Munger Graduate Hous-
ing Building will be an eight-level
structure with apartment-style
rooms on the -seven floors. The
eighth floor will contain a small
convenience store, lounges and
study rooms.
Jim Kosteva, University direc-
tor of community relations, said
of the graduate housing it will
provide an educational exchange
between grad students from dif-
ferent graduate schools.
Gott said meetings the one that
took place Wednesday will con-
tinue so that members of the com-
munity are informed and have an
opportunity to express concerns.
She noted that plans are still open
to change.
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AWARD
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Greek Week event in the chap-
ter's history. Along with other
events this year, the chapter
raised $6,630 for Push America
under Guys' leadership.
Pi Kappa Phi also holds an
annual disability awareness din-
ner where students, faculty and
brothers listen to keynote speak-
ers and participate in an open
conversation about living with
disabilities.
Guys said the University's
NURSE
From Page lA
University after having worked
in the auto industry for ten years.
Followinggraduation, hebecame
a registered nurse and now has
30 years of experience in the pro-
fession.
He has previously served as
vice president of the MNA before
assuming his current role. He's
also currently the grievance
Chair for the University of Michi-
gan Professional Nurse Council,
the local union that represents
nurses at UMHS.
"The MNA has over 10,500
members, and I believe our asso-
ciation sets the tone for nursing

chapter of Pi KappaPhi regularly
works to "make our own campus
more accessible and accepting of
people with disabilities."
Pi Kappa Phi has worked
to create relationships with
local community members in
need, specifically through the
Eisenhower Center, where the
brothers regularly visit people
suffering from traumatic brain
injuries, forging personal con-
nections with clients at the cen-
ter through games and events.
"It really affects the brothers
to see that appreciation for doing
something as simple as play-
ing games, talking and having a
practice across our state,"Armel-
agos said.
One of the first steps in his
plan of action is pushing for a bill
that will officially set minimum
staffing levels at tertiary care
centers, or hospitals that offer
the most complete level of treat-
ment and specialty care. The
passage of the Safe Patient Care
legislation, introduced by state
Senator Rebekah Warren (D-
Ann Arbor), is one of the union's
main legislative priorities.
Advocating for the creation of
a more conducive working envi-
ronment for nurses goes hand-
in-hand with providing the best
possible care for patients, Armel-
agos said. He said helping nurses
know their rights and speak out
will positively benefit patient

meaningful conversation, and
how much of a meaning that has
with the clients we work with at
Eisenhower," Guys said.
Mark Timmes, chief executive
officer of the national Pi Kappa
Phi chapter, said in a statement
that he is proud of Guys's chari-
table work.
"Nicholas's efforts in serving
people with disabilities exem-
plify him as a leader by choice,"
Timmes said. "We are happy to
recognize him for his outstand-
ing work he has done for Push
America, the Alpha Kappa chap-
ter and his university."
experiences and care.
Fairer contracts make for a
better work environment where
nurses are better able to advo-
cate for their patients, Armelagos
said.
He added that it is his job to
"secure the language in their
contracts to make sure their col-
lective voice is heard and has the
strength to move our workplace
environments to better advocate
for our patients."
Despite his expanded role,
Armelagos plans to remain
involved in the UMHS commu-
nity, while encouraging nursing
students to find meaning within
their own careers.

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DIVERSITY
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and Spanish regarding represen-
tation, voice and presence.
LSA senior Chloe Brown,
another co-founder of the move-
ment, said its biggest obstacle is
to hold the University account-
able for promises made to stu-
dents.
"Michigan has this huge
appeal of diversity - or that's
the way that they market them-
selves," Brown said. "But when
you get here it's completely dif-

ferent. If you're going to pay
however much money to go here,
you should feel safe here."
The event drew mostly
intrigued or confused reactions
from the rest of the student body,
who found themselves walking
around a large circle of protes-
tors, at times 50 to 80 people
strong, in order to reach their
classes.
"I'vebeengettingalotofques-
tions, like, what's this about? A
couple of people have come up
and just thanked us for doing
this," LSA and Education junior
Michael Chrzan, one of the pro-

testors, said.
Organizers of We are Michi-
gan said Wednesday's demon-
strationwas just the first of many
events for the group, which plans
to continue to have a presence on
campus.
Potential upcoming projects
include working to broaden the
race and ethnicity requirement
so that it includes components of
intergroup relations and, in the
short run, building up momen-
tum for the affirmative action
Supreme Court case being heard
next week in Washington, D.C.,
Brown said.

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Jawyersargue detainees have raised medi-
cal complaints related to their
iat seriously ill participation in a long-run-
ning hunger strike, which had
'tainees should dropped to 17 prisoners as of
Monday from a peak of 106 in
be released July.
"There are a whole slew of
AMI (AP) - Tarek El- people with a whole slew of
h is in terrible shape after serious health problems," said
irs as a prisoner at Guan- Cori Crider, a lawyer for the
no Bay, a fact even the U.S. British human rights group
cry does not dispute. Reprieve who has been meet-
ring his time in captivity, ing with Guantanamo prison-
veight of the 55-year-old ers for years.
tian has nearly doubled, U.S. officials say Guanta-
ingmorethan420 pounds namo prisoners get excellent
point, and his health has medical care, saying proudly
iorated as a result, both that it's equivalent to what
awyers and government troops receive. There are more
als concede. than 100 doctors, nurses and
wyers for El-Sawah, and other professionals treating "a
octors they have brought constellation" of illnesses, said
to the U.S. base in Cuba Navy Capt. Daryl Daniels, a
amine him, paint a dire physician and the chief medical
re - a morbidly obese officer for the detention center.
with diabetes and a range He says none is in critical con-
her serious ailments. He dition at the moment.
rt of breath, barely able "They are an aging popula-
1k 10 feet, unable to stay tion and they are starting to
e in meetings and faces show some signs of being an
ossibility of not making it older group of people," Daniels
prison alive. said.
e are very afraid that he is In August, lawyers for El-
igh risk of death, that he Sawah filed an emergency
die at any moment," said mtion with a federal court
ne Lt. Col. Sean Gleason, in Washington asking a judge
tary lawyer appointed to to order the military to pro-
sent him. vide what it calls "adequate"
tails about the condition medical care, including addi-
-Sawah, who has admit- tional tests for possible heart
ning an al-Qaida explo- disease and a device to help
trainer but is no longer him breathe because of a condi-
g charges, are emerging tion they say is preventing his
series of recently filed brain from receiving enough
motions that provide a oxygen.
glimpse into the health The government insists he
i unusual prisoner, and is getting good care at Guan-
view of arguments that tanamo and just needs to exer-
,become more common cise more and eat less. "While
e Guantanamo Bay pris- (El-Sawah) is currently in poor
es into a second decade health, his life is not in immi-
no prospects for closure nent danger," lawyers for the
ht. Justice Department wrote in
's not the only one of the response.
risoners at Guantanamo The judge hasn't ruled, but
s seriously ill. Last week, the request is secondary any-
ge ordered the release way. What El-Sawah and his
schizophrenic Sudanese lawyers want is for the U.S. to
who spent much of the release him, preferably back
decade medicated in the home to Egypt. They argue
n psych ward. His lawyers in part that his health is too
d he was so sick, with ail- poor for him to pose any kind
that also included dia- of threat. "It boggles the mind
,that he couldn't possibly that they are putting up a fight
a threat and therefore the on releasing him," Gleason
so longer had the author- said.
hold him. The judge's rul- El-Sawah, who is 5 feet,
me after the government 10 inches, was around 215
rew its opposition to his pounds when he arrived at
e. ' Guantanamo in May 2002
ere's also a Pakistani after his capture in Afghani-
ner, Saifullah Paracha, stan. Photos, from before his
a heart condition serious capture show a man with a bit
h that the government of girth but not in apparently
ht a surgical team and a ill health. One of his lawyers,
e cardiac lab to the U.S. Mary Petras, says he was
n Cuba to treat him, at a obese by the time she first met
f$400,000. He ultimately him in March 2006.
ed the treatment because "When he first got to Guan-
n't trust military medical tanamo 11 years ago he was not
nnel. obese," Gleason said. "And dur-
addition, two prisoners ing those 11 years he was under
died from natural causes the custody, control and medi-
from a heart attack, the cal supervision of the United
from cancer. And several States government."

ACLU files complaint against
Border Patrol officers in Ariz.

Group claims agents
used excessive force
against migrants
PHOENIX (AP) - Border
Patrol agents in southernArizo-
na are subjecting U.S. citizens to
illegal searches, detentions and
excessive force in many cases
miles from the state's border
with Mexico, the American
Civil Liberties Union wrote ina
complaint Wednesday.
The group is seeking a fed-
eral probe into what it calls
"widespread and longstand-
ing" constitutional abuses,
and in'a letter to the Depart-
ment of Homeland Security's
Office of Inspector General, the
ACLU cites five cases in which
it says citizens were wrongful-
ly detained without probable
cause, among numerous other
violations.
The group wants an inves-
tigation into the individual
complaints as well as a compre-
hensive review of Border Patrol
policies.
DHS has declined comment
on the complaint that comes
two weeks after the federal

government settled an ACLU
lawsuit over similar allegations
in Washington state.
While admitting no wrong-
doing in that case, the Bor-
der Patrol agreed to retrain
agents and share with advocacy
groups records of every traffic
stop its agents make in Wash-
ington's Olympic Peninsula
along the northern border with
Canada for 18 months, among
other things.
. The ACLU says the issue of
constitutional violations by
Border Patrol agents dates back
decades and continues to be
ignored by federal authorities.
"It has a huge impact on bor-
der communities, but it extends
far into the interior," said ACLU
attorney James Lyall. "Border
Patrol claims broad authority
anywhere within 100 miles of
any external boundary."
Lyall said that covers two-
thirds of the U.S. population.
"The potential for abuses
is not constrained to just the
border regions but really can
impact the majority of Ameri-
cans," he added, noting a for-
mal lawsuit may follow the
complaint.
The National Border Patrol

Council, the union for agents,
balked at the allegations as
being widespread.
"People are going to make
mistakes, but I think those are
very few and far between," said
Shawn Moran, the group's vice
president.
He said the union has sought
more transparency from DHS
regarding complaints and
assaults against agents, noting
it would help the public better
understand the dangers of the
job.
"Transparency would really
show that our agents do a good
job, and of course we're always
for more training," Moran said.
"But we're not in favor of train-
ing that is just thrown on top of
us to appease a special interest
group."
ACLU's complaint also
comes three weeks after the
completion of a review by DHS's
Office of Inspector General into
allegations of excessive force by
Border Patrol agents.
The report recommended
improvements in training but
contained little discussion of
use-of-force policies and cited
no specific wrongdoing by the
agency.

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