IASA to host political mixer

The Indian American Student Association will hold an open forum
on issues pertaining to the upcoming elections with members of the
College Republicans, College Democrats and LSA Student Government,
at 7 p.m. tonight in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union.

Noted vegan to lecture on ethical food choices

Paul Shapiro, founder of the non-profit organization Compassion
Over Killing, will give an open lecture titled “Ethical Food
Choices in an Age of Agribusiness” at 7 p.m. tonight in the
Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union. The event is free.

Author and Sierra Club director to speak at SNRE

Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club and author of
the new book “Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush
Administration is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental
Progress” will speak at the School of Natural Resources and
Environment at 7 p.m. tonight in Room 1040 of the Dana

The talk is being sponsored by the Doris Duke Conservation
Fellows and the Ecosystem Management Initiative.

Environmental writer to lecture on future of energy

Barbara Freese will give a lecture called “Global warming,
fossil fuels and the audacity of imagining we can shape our energy
future” at 5 p.m. today in Room 1040 of the Dana Building.
Freese has worked on environmental policy for the state of

Journalist to address effect of welfare reform

Jason DeParle, a New York Times reporter, will speak about
issues addressed in his book on the results of the controversial
1996 Welfare Reform Act at an event called “American Dream:
Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation’s Drive to End
Welfare.” DeParle will speak at 7 p.m. in the Rackham

Refreshments will be provided.


Crime Notes

Graffiti found on Markley hall wall

Graffiti was found on the walls of Blagdon House in Mary Markley
Residence Hall early Sunday morning.

Laptops and wallet stolen from house

Three laptop computers and a wallet was taken from a house on
the 1200 block of Cambridge Court early Sunday. A screen of a
bedroom window was cut.


This day in Daily history

Spanish Civil War commander speaks to club

Sept. 28, 1937 — Twenty-five-year-old Steve Daduk,
commander of all Americans, among them three University students,
fighting for the Spanish government in the country’s civil war,
spoke at the Progressive Club’s first meeting in the Union
Ballroom. Daduk, who studied electrical engineering at the City
College of New York, turned down a job upon graduating to become an
aviator in Spain. A leg wound, one of six injuries he received in
action, forced Daduk to give up flying. He started as a private in
a German division and advanced until he became commander of the
American troops, the Abraham Lincoln and George Washington
Battalions, and the Canadian-American MacKenzie-Papenau

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