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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!!!
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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.
- As you can see, Kaitlin loves the environment. Well, mainly leaves.
Our very own Kaitlin Henry wrote a great letter to the editor that appeared in today’s Michigan Daily. Here’s the full letter:
Victoria Millerâ€™s letter to the editor regarding Earth Hour (Earth Hour exemplifies anti-progressive principles, 03/27/2009) was a disturbing example of a prideful attitude toward overconsumption. While the author should receive credit for putting her blatant selfishness up for the entire University to read, it is terrifying to imagine that her voice represents the opinions of many.
The suggestion that making personal energy sacrifices is somehow backtracking, â€œsacrificing humanityâ€ or disrespecting the ingenuity of past inventors is absolutely absurd. Nobody denies the importance of their discoveries, but that does not make them appropriate for a sustainable future. In fact, itâ€™s precisely that type of innovation that should inspire us to find every possible way to reduce our carbon footprints. Such a viewpoint does not demonstrate appreciation for modern technology but instead demonstrates the danger of ignorant and foolish pride. Environmentally destructive habits are not something to celebrate.
Nice letter, Kaitlin. You’ve made us proud! For the article link, click here.
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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…)
*The following should not be taken seriously and is in no way the opinion of CDUM, MDP, MFCD, UM, MSA, MVP, DAAP, NCAA, NAACP, USSR, CCCP, or anyone else for that matter including the author.*
1) There was an debate last night with the MSA presidential candidates, it seems pretty tame according to the article.Â Which is so shocking considering both parties are so very different… do you sense the sarcasm?Â Vote for Me!!!Â Seriously, Please, I need the help!!!
2) The professors want more protection to say whatever they like.Â I think this is a fair request, considering they already make half this shit up anyways.
3) Some grads from the engineering college with the help of google have connected Kenyans to the interwebs.Â Because eBay, YouTube, and Facebook are exactly what Kenya needs to join the first world.
4) Mary Sue, that feisty minx, has said the university is going to keep growing even during economic hardtimes.Â I’d say she has a 50/50 shot of being right, I say we take all our funds out of stocks and put it into gold, then we turn the Pfizer complex into our own For Knox.Â That’s economic growth we can believe in, plus when the world fails to recover from this recession they will unite under the University of Michigan, which will by then be it’s own nation. (more…)
The opinions expressed herein do not represent the views of the DNC, MDP, UMCD, or our new overlords Tom Duvall and Chairman Mao
1. Basketball dominated Iowa to ensure a place in the NCAA tournament.Â Iowa’s season is over.Â Apparently, ethanol and agribusiness are the only losers that get subsidized in Iowa.
The views expressed in this column do not reflect the positions of the UMCD, MFCD, MDP, DNC, or probably me.Â They are an effort to be funny.Â They will fail.Â They will probably offend someone while being unfunny.Â Deal with it.
Ya so the 9/11 thing is there because I couldn’t find the Danish and American flags any other way
*The views expressed herein are that of the author and no one else.Â They do not reflect the opinions, views, or sense of humor of UMCD, MFCD, MDP, AARP, AAA, NCAA, NAIA, or anyone else.Â Thank you for letting me waste your time, you are now free to move about the country!*
1)Â There is a large photo on the cover of people wearing masks and white pants, must be some sort of new street gang.Â The State Street Breeches!
2) Some Doctor is getting paid $700,000 to take over UMHS, she’s the first woman.Â It’s funny though, I’d have done the job for $150,000 and a pack of Camels.Â Maybe that is why they turned me down…
3) MC Mary Sue was speaking to the Faculty the other night, spinning some mad rhymes about the stimulus package, including a point that the state cannot accept stimulus funds if they cut University funding.Â She then broke into her own cover of “Fuck the Police.” (more…)
Don’t bother, I did it for you.
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1) Let me first start off my saying you know the Daily is giving a real substantial paper when they feature not 1, not 2 but 3 sudoku puzzles within their pages. This whole year I only needed the Daily to supplement the Daily Daily with sudokus. So, me make it easier for you, the first 4 numbers on the first sudoku from left to right are 1, 3, 6, 9.Â
2) A big picture of the Ben Folds concert yesterday. I’m glad I didn’t miss anything, I wouldn’t pay $40 to see a well light room full of boring happy people. (more…)