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FOOTBALL SEATING: The controversial general admission policy has been jettisoned in favor of a revised attendance-based system. ~
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


draft race
& ethnicity

History Prof. Victor Lieberman was surprised with the Golden Apple Award during his lecture on the Arab-Israeli Conflict Tuesday.
History prof award

Golden Apple
award given to
Victor Lieberman
Daily News Editor
It was business as usual in
History Prof. Victor Lieber-
man's Arab-Israeli Conflict

lecture on Tuesday afternoon
until an unfamiliar face asked
if he liked apples. Though the
question was more than a bit
out of place, the answer soon
came when a parade of students
entered the auditorium carrying
flowers, maize and blue balloons
and 24 gold-painted apples,
to congratulate Lieberman on
winning the 2014 Golden Apple
Award, which recognizes excel-
lence in teaching.
Lieberman was selected

based on nominations from stu-
dents, faculty and alumni who
felt his commitment to teaching
was impactful on their experi-
ence at the University. Along
with the distinction of being a
Golden Apple Award winner,
Lieberman will have the oppor-
tunity to address students and
colleagues at the Golden Apple
Award Ceremony on April 2 at
Rackham Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Dubbed "The Last Lecture," it is
an invitation to deviate from his

course material and speak as if it
were his last time at the podium.
After being confronted with
the outpouring of gratitude,
Lieberman appeared surprised
and almost speechless.
"I really enjoy teaching stu-
dents and interacting with stu-
dents, and it makes it that much
more enjoyable that you enjoy
it, too," he said in an interview
after the event. "I was really
surprised, for sure, but I'm very

After meetings with
group works to
change curriculum
Daily StaffReporter
As the #BBUM movement
gained traction at the University
and attention across the nation,
one student began working
behind the scenes to tackle diver-
sity from inside the classroom.
Public Policy junior Carly
Manes, an LSA representative on
the CSG Assembly and current
CSG presidential candidate for
FORUM, has met with University
administrators since October to
reform LSA's Race and Ethnicity
requirement, gathering a coali-
tion of student activists along the
way to promote the cause.

The group met Tuesday night
to draft an initial proposal for a
new "identity requirement" - its
official name is still in the works
- which the group's members
will present to the LSA Curricu-
lum Committee on March 18.
The proposal is two-pronged:
aiming to both expand the
breadth of classes that satisfy the
current R&E requirement as well
as implement the component into
the curriculum of all University
"It would highlight and it
would focus on intersectional-
ity as the core component of the
educational model," Manes said.
"So, insuring that intersectional-
ity is highlighted in every class
that counts for this new require-
According to Manes, intersec-
tionality is meant to envelop a
number of identity-based themes
including sexuality, gender

Mark's Carts to
welcome new
Spanish cuisine


New cart inspired
by food from the
owner 's childhood
Daily StaffReporter
Mark's Carts, a food cart
courtyard located on Wash-
ington Street on April 14, will
welcome a new food cart called
Simply Spanish.
The new food cart will join
three other carts, which serve
Mexican, Indian and Asian
street food, and will specialize in
serving a variety of traditional,
authentic tapas.
Xavi Vitta, the owner and ven-
dor of the new cart, is originally
from Spain. After arriving in the
United States in June, Vitta rec-
ognized that authentic Spanish
cuisine tended to be served in
more formal restaurant settings.
He wanted to share his Spanish
in a more accessible venue, one
that reminded him of home.
"Authentic Spanish food is
simple; the concept of a cart is
also simple and the cost is lower,"
Vitta said. "My goal is to share
Spanish culture based on food."

Tapas are small Spanish appe-
tizers, oftentimes paired with
beer or wine. Since January, the
Simply Spanish Facebook page
has been posting updates as well
as photos and descriptions of
potential menu items and tradi-
tional Spanish dishes. Vitta said
the menu items are based on
dishes he grew up with as a child.
He plans to include 10 to 12
varieties of tapas on the cart's
menu. In addition he plans to
offer paella - a traditional rice
dish from Valencia - pinchos -
small sandwiches - and two to
three desserts. He will introduce
specials as the season progresses.
"The selection I will offer we
ate at home or in the tascas of
Spain," Vitta wrote in an e-mail.
"The cart is designed around the
Vitta decided to pair tapas
with a food cart concept not
only to create a more comfort-
able atmosphere, but also to fos-
ter social interaction between
customers. Traditionally, tapas
are shared among a group of
people often seated at bars, and
constitute a more social style of
"Tapas are at the very heart
of Spanish lifestyle and culture,"
See CUISINE, Page 3A

DNC begins
project to up
college voter
Initiative is part of
the party's strategy
for the midterms
Daily StaffReporter
As Democratic strategists
begin gearing up for midterm
elections in the fall, they are
again planning to make young
voters a key component of their
The Democratic National
Committee held a conference call
Tuesday for student newspaper
reporters at colleges and univer-
sities to highlight its new Voter
Expansion Project - an initiative
aimed at increasing student voter
The project was initiated by
former President Bill Clinton
last month. In a video message
to DNC supporters, he explained
how the project would work to
counter voter identification laws
and other provisions that restrict
voting and voter registration.
During the conference call,
DNC Communications Direc-
tor Mo Elleithee said one of the
Democratic Party's most impor-
See VOTERS, Page 3A

A stall owner turns olives atlan antipasta stand at the Portebello Road Market in Notting Hill. Tosee more photos
of a photographer's London adventures, SEE PAGE 8B OF THE STATMENT.
CSG unanimously votes
to fund health progra-m
Michigan Health to Michigan Health Aid at Washtenaw County. Last Sep-
Tuesday night's meeting. The tember, Michigan Health Aid
Aid awarded fundS approved resolution will allo- served 32 patients at its first
cate $3,000 from the Legisla- free clinic in Ypsilanti, which
for free clinic tive Discretionary Account to CSG also contributed $3,000
Michigan Health Aid for an to.
By KRISTEN FEDOR upcoming free medical clinic Last year's clinic provided
Daily StaffReporter to be held in September. free walk-in medical check-
~ Michigan Health Aid is ups. The upcoming clinic will
The Central Student Gov- an organization dedicated to follow a format similar to last
ernment unanimously passed helping improve the health of year'seventbut willbe expand-
a resolution to allocate funds underprivileged residents of See CSG, Page 3A

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