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The Michigan Daily - Orientation Edition 2007 9

YAF plays 'Catch' MAP routs competition
a i rot Tu ismalas MAP clinched nearly every seat and slow-movingbureaucracytha
ami p oiTurnutdisDawsinit had a candidate for in both MSA have characterized MSA. a
Yost and Dar win and LSA-SG, losing only one seat The first part of his -- an(

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by a large margin
By DAVE MEKELBURG
Daily News Editor
March 26, 2007 - The Michi-
gan Action Party dominated the
Michigan Student Assembly and
LSA Student Government elec-
tions held last week, according
to results released Friday. Zack
Yost and Mohammad Dar, the
MAP presidential and vice pres-
idential candidates, won their
posts with over 75 percent of
the vote.
MAP's LSA-SG presidential
candidate, Keith Reisinger, and
vice presidential candidate,
Hannah Madoff, ran unopposed
in their election.

to independent candidates in each
of the student governments.
DAAP, the other major party
involved in the election, won five
seats on the assembly but was
unable to defeat MAP in any of the
races between the two parties.
DAAP's presidential ticket of
Lopez and Sarah Barnard garnered
500 more votes than DAAP's ticket
last year. Lopez and Barnard won
25 percent of the vote - compared
with about 5 percent last year.
Although that increase may
be the result of DAAP's status as
the only opposition party in the
election, Lopez said she was opti-
mistic about her party's future
in the aftermath of the passage
of November's affirmative action
ban.
Yost said he was prepared to
tackle the perceptions of sameness

MAP's - new plan is the creation
of an MSA internship program.
This would bring young students
and incoming freshmen into a
development program familiar-
izing students with the way that
student*government works at the
University.
Along with the new infrastruc-
ture, the new guard of MSA plans
to focus on the leasing ordinance
that pushed back the lease-signing
date this year, he said.
Reisinger said his goals focus on
the continuation of the programs
already put in place, like the revi-
talization and expansion of the
study abroad program to include
more places and to accept transfer
credits from more programs.
"It's probably one of the most
complained about programs at the
University to us," Reisinger said.

Engineering sophomore Mike Marcantoniostands outside the Grad Library dressed as Christoph
Columbus next to a woman dressed in a Native American costume who would not give her name

By ANDREW GROSSMAN
DailyStaff Ieporter
Oct. 13, 2006 - Young Americans for
Freedom thought they could start a
dialogue by trotting out a Christopher
Columbuslook-alike and a woman in
Native American garb on the Diag.
Campus activists,though, weren't
inspired to hold a discussion.
More than a month after a Repub-
lican activist sparked outrage across
the politicalspectrum by sayingthat
she was considering holding "Catch
an Illegal Immigrant Day" on cam-
pus, one conservative group finally
followed through with her plans.
Andrew Boyd, chair of the Uni-
versity's chapter of the YoungnAmer-
icans for Freedom, stood on the
steps of the Harlan Hatcher Gradu-
ate Library and asked people to go
out and look for someone wearing
a sign reading "illegal immnigrant"
hidden somewhere on the Diag.
Then came the boisterous chants
of "No racist harassment on cam-
pus" from members of the radical
pro-affirmative action group By Any
Means Necessary.
Only one person actually played
the game. He refused to give his
name.
A short time after Boyd started
the game, a blond woman dressed in
a Native American costume climbed
the steps of the Grad alongside the
"illegal immigrant," who turned
out to be Engineering sophomore
Mike Marcantonio in a Christopher
Columbus costume.
Boyd said he chose to dress the
illegal immigrant as Columbus
because the European conquest of
the Americas parallels contempo-
rary illegal immigration.
He said Native Americans had

two choices at the turn of the 16th
century: fight the Europeans or
accept them.
Protesters came from a wide
range of campus organizations,
includingthe Student ofColor Coali-
tion, La Voz Latina, Black Student
Union and the undergraduate and
law school chapters of the American
Civil Liberties Union.
Many representatives were upset
that BAMN, known for its often dis-
ruptive tactics, showed up.
BAMN members yelled loudly
every time Boyd tried to speak, often
drowning him out.
The crowd was full of criticism
for YAF's plans, but except for
BAMN, most weren't out to con-
front the group.

Student group recognized by'U' again

By JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Daily StaffReporter
April 9, 2007 - For the first time
since 2000, the controversial
senior honor society The Order
of Angell is a University-sanc-
tioned student group.
The group, then known as
Michigamua, broke ties with

the University in 2000 after Native
American artifacts were found in
the group's headquarters in the
tower of the Michigan Union. The
possession of the artifacts was con-
sidered a violation of the group's
1989 agreement with Native Ameri-
can students and the University.
The group joined the online
Maize Pages student group registry
after a year of reforms that included

changing its name and releasing its
list of members.
"We decided to pursue registra-
tion after our other changes hadbeen
completed," said spokesman Andrew
Yahkind, in an e-mail interview.
The group also released a list of
its new class of members.
"The names of the classes of 2008
and onwards will all be public,"
Yahkind said.

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