Just In: New Anatomical Models

We’re happy to report that we have two new anatomical models at the MEC library! These are highly recommended for physical therapy students, so come by any time to check them out.

pictures of the new foot model

pictures of the new hand model

We’ve also received two skulls which can be taken apart and put back together, complete with brain and inner workings. They’re half transparent, so you can even see the veins!

Register to Vote by 10/15

Hi MEC community!  Just a reminder that in the state of Virginia, voters must register  22 days before a Primary Election.  This means the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Election is Monday, October 15th for Virginia voters.

According to the Virginia State Board of Elections, to be eligible to register to vote in VA you must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)
  • Be a U. S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old (Any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election)
  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored

Registering to vote is as easy as filling out a short form.  And the best part is, there are lots of places you can obtain voter registration forms such as:

Make sure you to get your voter registration in by close of business on Monday October 15th, and don’t forget to VOTE on November 6th!

*Important Registration Information:  The League of United Latin Voters will be holding a non-partisan voter registration drive for ALL students interested in voting – regardless of race, ethnicity, or party preference.  The Voter Registration Drive will be Wednesday 10/17 and Thursday 10/18 from 10am – 5pm on the first floor of the MEC Building.

Supreme Court Healthcare Decision

Good morning, MEC!  The Supreme Court is scheduled to release its ruling on President Obama’s Healthcare Reform Act this morning.

To follow the court live, check out the SCOTUS blog at http://www.scotusblog.com/cover-it-live/

**UPDATE   Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act.

“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday left standing the basic provisions of the health care overhaul, ruling that the government may use its taxation powers to push people to buy health insurance. (Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand from the New York Times.)

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4 from CNN.  Article include links to an ACA timeline, breakdown of the basic issues, and discussion of how individuals will be affected by the reform.

What the Health Care Ruling Means to You from CNN.com

You can read the full text of the Affordable Healthcare Act at http://www.healthcare.gov/law/full/. On the same site, visit Healthcare Law and You for links to key features of the law, timeline, and implementation resources.

The Supreme Court Affordable Healthcare Act opinions can be found at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf