The Michigan Daily -Friday, April 12, 1991 - Page 3
neglect of AIDS
issues at hospital
Students to hold space
rrC by L.aura DePompolo
Daily Staff Reporter
The AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power (ACT-UP) Ann Arbor held
a teach-in last night to protest the
'University Hospital's failure to ad-
equately address the AIDS issue.
ACT-UP is demanding the hos-
* pital immediately institute clinical
trials for AIDS treatment, provide
adequate care for all of its AIDS pa-
tients, and institute mandatory edu-
cation programs on AIDS.
The group emphasized a need for
* an AIDS coordinator who can facili-
tate the education of employees and
the formation of support groups for
patients to create a more unified
David Ostrow, a member of the
wUniversity of Michigan Medical
Center's AIDS task force, said task
force meetings are usually held only
once every six months.
He said by the end of meetings,
members always decide that there is
w =not adequate funding available to
hire a coordinator.
But he added, "The task force is
chaired by a man who is also the
head of cost containment."
sv Ostrow also said that the
-University will not concentrate on
creating a better AIDS environment
because staff is afraid that an in-
creased number of AIDS patients
will scare away "paying patients."
"Meetings are usually held to
assure that there are not that many
AIDS patients in the hospital," he
Cindy Colen, an ACT-UP mem-
ber, said the group has spent four
months researching cases of individ-
ual AIDS patients who have re-
ceived inadequate treatment at the
Cases revealed the hospital's
failure to provide counseling, fail-
ure to clean the rooms of AIDS pa-
tients, and failure to promptly in-
form patients of a positive HIV di-
agnosis, organizers said.
David Rosenberg, a former
University medical student and
ACT-UP member, said failure to
adequately educate the medical staff
leads to homophobia.
"A third-year medical student
said he wanted to get an extra long
stethoscope so that he wouldn't
have to be too close to persons with
AIDS," Rosenberg said.
He added that more comprehen-
sive information must be dis-
tributed so people can better under-
stand the AIDS issue.
by H.L.. Greenberg
The Students for Exploration
and Development of Space (SEDS)
will hold a student conference on
space exploration and technology
tomorrow in MLB Auditorium 3,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Various space corporations will
be represented at the conference, in-
cluding NASA, Boeing, United
Technologies, and Lockhead Cor-
poration. Posters, brochures, and
hand outs on space-related materials
will be available.
"There hasn't been any confer-
ence of this type sponsored by
University students," SEDS
President Debra Powers said. "We
look forward to advancing the
knowledge of University students
and the general public as well."
"This conference will discuss
the future of space as the home and
work place of the future," she said.
The conference is free and open to
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Term paper blues
With 10 class days left this term, the Angell Hall computing center shook
with the groans of tired term paper crammers yesterday.
Budget cuts hamper center's fest plans
,,-by Mari Barager
Daily Staff Reporter
_ Despite limited funds, Trotter
House, the University's multicul-
tural center, will hold its 8th an-
nual ethnic festival tomorrow at 7
"The festival is an opportunity
for minority students to share and
showcase their culture through mu-
sic, dance, theater, and poetry read-
ing," said Trotter House Director
*l ;Michael Swanigan.
. This year's festival, titled "A
Carousel of Cultures," will feature
=; several performers along with a
buffet dinner. All are welcome to
Trotter House staff member
Raul Medina said planning for this
year's festival was difficult because
of University cuts in the Trotter
House budget. He had hoped to in-
vite Native American dancers and a
Latino poet from Detroit to per-
"We want to bring these per-
formers in but we really don't have
the money," he said. "We don't have
the money to advertise."
Medina said he is not so con-
cerned about the budget cuts for
himself, but he is worried about the
money problems future students
will have to face.
"The University is not giving us
what we deserve," he said. "We're
the only multicultural center on
Medina intimated that he could
foresee a time when Trotter House
would be forced out of existence be-
cause of a lack of funding.
Swanigan said that little is
known about Trotter House by the
majority of students on campus, but
it provides the important service of
being "a home away from home for
Trotter House was created in
1971 as a place where Black students
could convene to hold meetings and
But now, instead of serving only
the University's Black community,
the spacious former fraternity house
is used to host an array of activities
sponsored by African, Native, Asian
Americans, and Hispanic students.
Swanigan explained that Trotter
House is an exception as far as mi-
nority cultural centers are con-
"Most cultural centers on other
campuses are related to one domi-
nant minority on the campus," he
said. "They don't combine all four
under one roof."
Swanigan pointed out three pri-
mary services the facility provides:
providing space and coordina-
tion for cultural, educational, and
sponsoring cultural, educa-
tional and social programs and
assisting other organizations
in providing minority cultural pro-
grams and events.
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today
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Ultimate Frisbee Club, weekly mtg.
Practice football field, 11 p.m.
UMAASC Steering Committee,
weekly ntg. Union, rm 4202, 1 p.m.
Feminist Women's Union, weekly
meeting. Call 662-1958 for info.
U-M. Chess Club, weekly practice.
Call Tony Palmer (663-7147) for info.
Om-A Hindu Study Group, final
mtg. Union, Welker rm, 8 p.m.
"The Sexual Revolution: Some New
Positions," Jenelle Gorrez. Schorling
Aud, 7 p.m.
"Impact of Personality on Soveit
Foreign Policy," Ekaterina Egorova.
ISR, Large Conference Rm, 1-3.
"Roman Bronze Sculpture Around
1600: A Problem and a Proposed
Attribution," Dr. Jennifer Montagu of
the University of London. Angell Aud
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service, from 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat., 8-1:30
Sun.-Thurs. Stop by 102 UGLi or call
936-1000. Also at the Angell Hall
Computing Center, Sun-Thur, 1-3 a.m.
Call 763-4246 or stop by the courtyard.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service, from 8-11:30
Fri.-Sat., 8-1:30 Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
Free Tax Preparation. Sponsored by
VITA, Mon-Fri until April 15. Union,
3rd floor, 9-5.
U of M Taijiquan Club. Sat. and Sun.,
Cube, 8 a.m.
"The Implementation of Total
Quality Management in Health
Care: Breakthroughs and Barriers,"
sponsored by Michigan Healthcare
Executive Student Association. School
of Public Health Auditorium I, 9-
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Club,
Friday workout. Call 994-3620 for
info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 6:30-
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club, Friday
workout. CCRB Small Gym, 6-8:00.
German Club Stammtisch, weekly
event. Union, U-Club, 7-9.
First Ever U-M Faculty and Staff
Shopping Spree. Museum of Art Gift
U of M Women's Glee Club Annual
Spring Concert. Tickets at door.
Rackham Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Grads and Young Professionals
Veggie Shabbat Potluck: Songs from
Psychology, with Drew Westen. Law
Quad, Lawyers' Club Lounge, 7:30.
KSA "End of the Year Bash." Union,
Anderson Rm, 9:30.
"Animal House," film. International
Center, 7 p.m.
"Europe on the Cheap," workshop.
International Center, 3-4:30.
"Teaching About Oppression," TA
discussion. 4050 LSA, 4 p.m.
Stress and Time Management
Consultations with peer counselors.
Mondays 1-4, Thursdays 10-2, and
Fridays 1-4. 3100 Michigan Union or
U of M Shotokan Karate Club, Sat-
urday practice. CCRB Small Gym, 3-
East Quad Women's Weekend,
events all day. East Quad.
Michigras Spring Fair/Rock for Life.
S. Forest and Hill, 11-8 p.m.
Trotter House Minority Festival,
"Carousel of Cultures." 1443
Washtenaw, 7 p.m.
"My Dinner With Andre," film.
Hillel, 9:15, 11:15.
Havdalah Service. Hillel, 8:45.
"Terrorism in Kashmir," program.
Union, Pendleton Rm, 1-3.
Israeli Dancing. One hour of instruc-
tion followed by one hour of open
dancing. Hillel, 8-10.
U of M Ultimate Frisbee Club, weekly
practice, any weather. Fuller Park,
lnwer fields 1 nm'
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