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+ BREAKING NEWS: Mary Sue Coleman actually lives in the house on South University.
+ Tired of waiting for a cab or bus after a night of partying? Well, Pedicab is the new vomit comet. Drunken freshman rejoice!
+ Crime Notes: A thief had the option of stealing a Toyota or textbooks. He picked the more valuable item–the textbooks.
+ The issue of repatriation has entered the alphabet soup phase. The CUHRC reported to SACUA about complying with NAGPRA. Oh bureaucracy, how I love you.
+ At the World Stem Cell Summit, Alfred Taubman will be honored for being a large sack of money. Luckily he donated his body to science.
+ Tyler Jones wants K-12 students to directly evaluate their teachers. I could say more but I will let his opinion be the joke.
The College Dems are dominating the Michigan Daily. This time it’s a great viewpoint from FreshDem Emily Ernst. Here’s what she had to say about PIDD:
April is Primary Immune Deficiency Awareness month. Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases are genetic disorders that cause some part of the immune system to function incorrectly, leaving people with these conditions extremely susceptible to illness. I am one of approximately 250,000 Americans diagnosed with one of these disorders.
PIDDs are life threatening when left untreated. For most people with the disease, a simple cold can turn into a severe sinus infection or pneumonia. The longer a person lives without being diagnosed, the greater the chances that the individual will die or suffer severe medical problems. People who live long enough to be diagnosed are put on a treatment called Immune Globulin therapy (IgG), which I have been receiving since I was three years old.
IgG is made out of human plasma, a blood component separated from the red and white blood cells. The body fights off diseases using many of the proteins found in plasma and, by taking regular injections of medications derived from plasma, those with the disorder are able to fight off diseases. Without this medicine, we would be almost constantly sick. My doctors determined I had an immune deficiency after I had contracted pneumonia three separate times by age three and had monthly sinus infections that I couldnâ€™t get rid of without antibiotics and steroids.
Immune deficients arenâ€™t the only people who benefit from plasma. The medications are also used to treat hemophilia, pediatric HIV, hepatitis, genetic lung disorders and, occasionally, animal bites. Even though so many different diseases are treated with plasma, people do not donate as much as they could. When plasma collection centers can’t collect enough, it causes extreme shortages of the medications, and people who have any of the previously mentioned conditions are unable to get the medicine they need to lead a normal life. During the last plasma shortage in the late 1990s, people I know were unable to get their IgG for extended periods of time and started to get sick frequently. I still received my medication throughout the entire shortage because I was given priority as a minor, but many others weren’t as lucky.
In recognition of Primary Immune Deficiency Awareness month, I would like to ask everyone to consider donating plasma. The nearest donation center is in Ypsilanti, but I encourage students to find donation centers in their hometowns. To find the donation center closest to you, go to www.donatingplasma.org. The website also gives additional information on the uses of plasma and the donation process.
I strongly encourage all of you to donate. You may be saving someoneâ€™s life, and you could grant a healthy, normal lifestyle to someone who wouldnâ€™t have one otherwise. Plasma is an enormous gift that recipients are extremely thankful for. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of the current plasma donors, and I hope many of you consider donating in the future.
No more Daily Dailies? Who cares. We are taking over the Daily itself!!!
The following commentary reflects my opinions, rather than the opinions of any other person or institution.
1. The front page picture is of a tree that fell on a parked car, minus any explanation as to why this tree fell. Well I’m frightened.
2. Continuing coverage of the West Quad arson! Through skilled reporting techniques, the Daily found students who would complain about being confused and ill-informed when they had to leave their building in the middle of the night. This story just keeps getting better.
3. Sorry, the rest of the country, but the resession is awesome for the University, according to Mary Sue Coleman. Because they are short on funds, “entities” want to collaborate with the University. This sounds pretty sustainable, let’s just keep this recession going.
4. Derek Blumke is awesome. There is stuff in this article about a proposal where veterans would get in-state tuition, but I don’t really think that’s the point.
5. There is salt water on Mars, according to some scientists here. That’s boring.
6. 3 houses of Baits II will be designated strictly freshmen next year. That will keep out all of the sophomores who are clammoring to live that far away. Being surrounded by other people who are new to the school will clearly only improve the experience of living on North campus.
7. Crime notes: fake flowers (stolen) and fake money (with which someone attempted to pay for parking)
8. According to a viewpoint by an Associate Dean at Rackham, only about 2/3 of Ph.D. students actually recieve their degrees here. With a little support from the continuous
enrollment program, they should be all set, the viewpoint argues. As far as I can tell, nothing about being a Ph.D. student is funny.
9. Patrick Zabawa has trouble understanding why it’s a good idea to make higher education more accessible since our workforce is over-educated as it is. Notice that he’s so
passionate about this issue, yet he’s unwilling to sacrifice by not getting a college degree.
10. Birth control should be more affordable. Way to take those tough stances, the Daily.
11. Rose Afriyie believes the Prevention First Act, which seeks to limit unwanted pregnancies, abortions, and STD’s, is the closest thing to a compromise between those who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice. Well, that’s where she is wrong. As a liberal, I want more abortions, so I can’t support this.
12. The b-side claims that the UMMA is appealing, not just to “typical museum-goers” but also “engineers, mathematicians, and people from all areas of study.” Now that is shocking. Mathmaticians are actual people? They are capable of appreciating art? Wow.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go take some derivatives and not understand Picasso.
Good day everyone – it’s Wednesday, April 1st, so I suppose it would be appropriate to say that the following set of witticisms and journalistic commentary ARE in fact not only the opinion of the University of Michigan College Democrats, the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, the Michigan Democratic Party, the Democratic National Convention, the White House, the Kremlin, but me as well. And here we go…
1. John C. Bacon, gold rush prospector/Golden Apple winning professor, spoke to a group of his former hockey players, students and fellow faculty members in order to discuss his experience working at Michigan, most specifically former football coach Bo Schembechler. Shhhhhhh we swear the school cares more about the glory days of football… it also cares about telling hockey players about them.
2. There is a “task force” making suggestions as to how the University could improve its three recreational/exercise facilities. What entices me most is the idea of adding a Cafe to the CCRB, because if there is something that will inspire me to exercise it is the promise of food.
3. Borders is reportedly running into a good deal of fiscal trouble. (more…)
*The following does not reflect the opinions of the CDUM, MFCD, MDP, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBC, BBC, ABC (the Australian one), CBGB, or anyone else with a sense of decency.Â Also it’s not funny, read at your own discretion.*
1) Our dear Friend Liz Brater introduced a bill to protect students who call 911 from getting an MIP.Â The current laws are seen as deterents that tend to cause more harm than good.Â Which I believe is the Michigan Republican Party’s motto, “First do lots of harm!”
2) Borders is in the tank, they went from $20 a share in 06 to 65cents a share.Â When will Washington Bailout the bookstore industry?!?!?!
3) We have a new dean of students, so alas we must big farewell to E. Royster Harper.Â We hardly knew you, well I hardly knew you. (more…)
College Dems is not responsible for the views held in this Daily Daily, and neither am I.
1.Apparently an Ann Arbor businessman is going to run for governor in 2010. It seems that he has never really held any political offices. You see, this was the same problem we had with George Bush before he screwed up America. Maybe Rick Snyder can screw up Michigan even more!!
2.DPS is still looking for the person who set fire to West Quad. Zach Martin fits the description pretty well, as did LeVass. Then I realized LeVass was too short to be this person.
3.More than 800 people went to DP Day on Saturday. This is great, since it has more than doubled the number of students who went when the program was started. We, on the other hand, were not helping our community, and were learning about Goth Night at Necto. Kudos to those in the better half of our organization who actually helped out
The following opinions are the product of me, Rebecca G. Egler, and nobody else, including the University of Michigan College Democrats, the Michigan Democratic Party, the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, the state of Michigan, the state of grace, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Granholm, Josh LeVasseur and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
1. The Art Museum opened last night and welcomed in a large number of students who will probably never return again – free cookies were only there the first night, and I’m not sure if anything else was really going on in the building.
2. The University of Michigan health care system, after deciding that providing people with faulty UTI tests and the occasional free condom, has decided to increase funding to cover a larger portion of its uncompensated fares. In order to benefit from this, one must sit in a bleak room for 2 hours waiting for his or her name to be called into a cubicle before being shipped with papers via ziplock bag to an actual doctor.
3. The Ross School of Business is not yet officially changing any sort of ethical training for their students, but instead there is going to be a “shift in attitude” – this is all very encouraging because nothing says better business practice like “shifting attitudes” and “understanding” when it comes to ensuring the ethics of modern American business. (more…)