Daily Trojan, Vol. 150, No. 39, October 21, 2003
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K' . lEni SiJ INSIDE Los Angeles Zoo is working on improvements in order to attract more visitors 7 Student Newtpaper of the University, of Southern California Since 1912 w mv. dailytrojan.com Dmday.0elobmr21.xt03 Vol. CXLIV, No. 39 Slam poets, students will get political Open Mic Night at 24th Street Theatre will seek to raise awareness of police brutality and other social issues in community. Crowded community By MARISA MUNTEAN ( unlributlng Wrltei ~The night will have a clear emphasis on consciousness, social awareness and education." —♦— JASON DAVID senior print journalism Slam poets and students will be speaking then minds Tuesday night at an open mic at the 24th Street Theater. Jason David, a senior majoring in print journalism, began planning “Open Words Open Minds” in August. "Artists will use the power of spoken word and combine it with poetry. They will hit your emotions and get you bred up," David said. Students are welcome to sign up to read, but the event will be more v than just an ordinary open mic. Open Words will be featuring Lo* Angeles-based slam poets and organization* that continue to generate interest in social issues, David said. • In support of the October 22nd Coalitions 8th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, “the night will have a clear emphasis on consciousness, social awareness and education,* David said. Two family members of victims of police brutality as well as four representatives from the coalition will be speaking to raise awareness for the cause.. The October 22nd Coalition will be having holding its 8th annual rally and march Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles. The featured poets compete nationally on dam teams. - i see Mic, page 14 I KamrthLM I OaHy Trajan Rent. Nearby residents claim that landlords around the university seek to rent out only to students. This creates a housing shortage for other residents. Need for spaces for students forces longtime r » residents out of housing %MCOLEMMEW Contributing Wrltei Students who live in non-uni versity housing have signifi candy contributed to an increase in unlawful evictions of non-USC community members, some local residents have claimed. During the past few years, new landowners have purchased numerous apartment buildings in an attempt to provide housing for students to live dose to campus Many of these owners are iile gaily removing community mem ben from apartments and homes where they have lived for years, some residents have said. These residents blame the university for not housing the majority of its students. Local residents have said they want the university to take responsibility for its students and their impact on the community. Tve seen families that have lived here for 25 years and the owners are trying to get rid of them," said Gloria Serrano, an organizer for Strategic Actions for1 a Just Economy (SAJE). “They don’t wantto fix the building. When they ask for repairs, the managers tell them to leave,” she said. Serrano, who has lived in the community for 30 years, said she has fought against a new owner who attempted to evict her and other tenants. I see IM, page IS I .... " ----------------------------------------- - s Dummies V.., — scores rise Students practice dental . --j-'* techniques on dummies to help in learning experience. ***' trf'v , j ■ ^ By KIMBERLY HOLMES Contributing Writer Test scores have climbed 10 percent since the USC School of Dentistry implemented the problem-based tical skills, Dr. Shuler said. Part one allows students to integrate information through case studies during the first two years. “In traditional education you go to a classroom, you sit, and you talk about anatomy. And then there’s biochemistry (for example); and the students are left on their own devices to try and integrate what they learned.'’ Saunders said. “In this scenario, they learning program, said J)r. Charles sorta get it all at one time and they see Shuler, associate dean of student life how critically important these differ and academic affairs. ent things interrelate." Before, students were placing in “I think it changes the way you the mid-20 percent on a national test, think," said dentistry student Namrata but with problem-based learning, or PateL “I don’t spit things off anymore. PBL, students consistendy score in the I kind of try to make sense out of top 20 percent, Shuler said. them." USC is one of only three schools in Part two puts students in the sim- the country providing the PBL pro- ulation lab, a lab filled with cubicles gram, along with Harvard University each containing a mannequin head and Indiana University. Harvard is and a computer screen. The students showing similar higher scores, but Indiana’s program, which is a hybrid model, is hard to compare. “We know students have fared better on the National board," said Dr. Timothy Saunders, a professor in the dentistry school. practice on the mannequins while the teacher demonstrates the procedure on the computer monitor. “(The simulation lab) is probably one of the most modern in the United States," Saunders said. Part three involves students actu- Cufooo laa I Daty Trojan Training. Silva Abramyan, a second-year graduate student In the School of Dentistry, works on a simulation dummy. The three-part program aims to ally working on real patients. In die enhance students' critical thinking patient treatment area there are rows while still allowing them to gain prac- I see PawHat, page 141 low 66. Tomorrow: ftgh 89.
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