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Summer Weekly

June 2, 2003


Guatemalan baby saved at 'U'

tion on more
than 50 roads
through the
summer months
in Ann Arbor.
Page 3
Columnist Jason
Pesick analyzes
the selection
process and the
list of candidates
for dean of the
Law School.
Page 4

Thfrteen hour heart surgey saves sixteen-month-old orphan
By Adam Rosen
Oa-ly Sta-f Reporter
A sixteen-month-old Guatemalan
baby girl was brought to the Univer-
sity Hospital to undergo surgery for a
ventricular malfunction of her heart.
The operation was performed on May
9 by the University Hospital's Direc-
tor of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Dr.
Edward Bove.
"(Jennifer Felipe Perez) has a rare
condition in which the two ventricles of
the heart are reversed in position," Bove
said. "The only way Jenni got any blood 2
into her lungs for oxygen was through
small 'collateral' blood vessels which
made their way into the lungs."
The procedure lasted 13 hours. Cur-
rently, Jenni is recovering in the Inten-
sive Care Unit of the hospital and is
expected to stay at the University for
another two months.
"Out of about 850 major heart opera-4
tions in children annually, I would say ti
we perform five or six repairs per year
for this type of heart defect," Bove said.;
Jenni's arrival to the University is
due in large part to the efforts of-
Sharon Price, University alum and
founder of Raise the Children in Vil-

Court verdicts
will not change
BAMN's mission
By Victoria Edwards
Daily News Editor
Regardless of the Supreme Court ruling on the
University affirmative action cases, The Coalition to
Defend Affirmative Action & Integration and Fight
for Equality By Any Means Necessary national
leader Luke Massie said that they are determined to
keep institutions of higher education integrated.
The Fifth National Conference of the New Civil
Rights Movement, held last Friday through Sunday,
included a rally, various workshops and a mock press
conference. It discussed the pending Court decision
and possible verdicts, as well as the group's reaction
to each possible verdict.
Massie said the purpose of the conference is "to
develop the network of civil rights leaders from
around the country to prepare for the forthcoming
(Court) decision in the Michigan cases. (As well as)
to begin mobilizing for the August 23 Civil Rights
March and participation of a new militant integrated
civil rights movement in the march."
The march hopes to follow up an April 1 march
which Massie said was the first unified showing of
BAMN's power at Washington D.C.
"April 1 signified the first national mobility action
of the civil rights movement. Fifty-thousand strong
voices filled D.C. It is an indication of things to
come in society. Young people of all races bonding
together to move responsibility for everyone, for
democracy and equality, progress in American socie-
ty to defend affirmative action," Massie added.
But Massie said even though the march was highly suc-
cessful he still believes the Court's verdict to be highly
uncertain - anything from very positive to very negative.
Although BAMN is in favor of affirmative action,
Santa Monica University sophomore and BAMN
member Yolanda Glass said they disagree with the
University's argument of using it to promote diversi-
ty as a compelling educational interest.
"(BAMN argues) affirmative action with equality
so simple, people use complex terms. It's equal rights
we're trying to do something about," Glass added.
Glass said that she thought the diversity argument
only attempts to bring in an elite sector of minorities
to the University. She said bringing only elite minori-
ties into an elite majority does not represent diversity.
Massie said if the university decision is upheld it's
See BAMN, Page 8

create memo- lages and Faith,
rable characters cated to caring ft
with breathtak- in Guatemala, at
ing animation in who is hoping to
"Finding Nemo." currently her lega
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amazing what the
SPORTS hundreds of kids
over the world to b
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dure costs of opt
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forms six to ten fre
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in two weeks this For'Ihe Daily
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an organization dedi-
or orphaned children
nd Katharine Quinn,
o adopt Jenni and is
i custodian.
pokeswoman for the
ital, said "it's quite
y do here - we have
coming here from all
be operated on."
extraordinary proce-
trations like Jenni's,
at the University per-
e operations per year.
m extremely important
See BABY, Page 2

Sharon Price visits baby Jennifer Felipe at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott
Children's Hospital on Wednesday.

ent manuscripts go online

, one of the most
nications media, is
hanks to the inter-
sity is at the fore-
e ect to make the
apyrus collections
esearchers and the
ritten statement from
National Endowment
recently granted the
00 to continue and
ntry Advanced Papy-
n System database.
t the University in
library" of digital
mation pertaining

"APIS has evolved into
a global consortium
effort that, at present,
encompasses virtualy
all American institutions
with Papyrus collections."
- Traianos Gagos
President, American Society of Papyrologists
to the external and internal charac-
teristics of each papyrus, President
of the American Society of Papyrol-
ogists and Prof. of Papyrology Tra-
ianos Gagos said.
Of the approximately 7,000 artifacts in
the University's collection, which is one

of the largest in the country, about 3,000
are entered in APIS said Prof. of Classi-
cal Studies Arthur Verhoogt, adding
"there's still work to do."
The University's collection includes
many well-known texts, one the of most
famous being the oldest manuscript of
the letters of St. Paul from around 200
A.D., Verhoogt added.
"Conceived originally as a coopera-
tive project among the six larger
papyrus collections in the U.S., APIS
has evolved into a global consortium
effort that, at present, encompasses
virtually all American institutions with
papyrus collections and several Euro-
pean partners," Gagos said.
These institutions include Colum-
bia, Duke, New York University,
See PAPYRUS, Page 8

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