Animal rights and agricultural to be discussed

Paul Shapiro, the founder of a Washington-based nonprofit
organization called Compassion Over Killing, will hold a lecture
today speaking on food production and the treatment of animals in
the agriculture industry.

The lecture, titled “Ethical Food Choices in an Age of
Agribusiness,” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Michigan Union
Pendleton Room. It is sponsored by the Michigan Animal Rights


Prof kicks off series with speech on Mideast

Political Science Prof. Mark Tessler, director of the
International Institute, will lecture tomorrow on the political,
economic, cultural and social implications of democratization in
the Middle East and other developing regions of the world. The
lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1636 of the School of
Social Work.


Dance troupes showcase eastern India styles

Internationally acclaimed dancers will showcase traditional
Eastern Indian dance in a performance tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the
Mendelssohn Theater. The program will feature pieces in the Odissi
and Manipuri styles, with authentic music and costumes.

The performance is a collaboration between Srishti Dances of
India and Nandanik, a Manipuri dance troupe. Tickets cost $10 for
general admission and $8 for students.


Passing vehicle dinged by golf ball

A caller reported to the Department of Public Safety Monday
afternoon that their car was hit by a golf ball, that made a ding
in the side of the car. The golf ball hit the car as it was driving
down State Street by the University Golf Course.


Backpack, cell phone stolen from court in CCRB

DPS reports that a student’s bag was stolen from the
Central Campus Recreation Building Monday evening. The bookbag,
which was left out by a racquetball court, also contained a cell
phone. DPS has no suspects.


Two inmates escape, run toward hospital

Two women escaped from the Arbor Heights Center, a co-ed,
low-security juvenile rehabilitation facility next to the Nichols
Arboretum, Monday evening. The women were seen running down
Washington Heights toward the University Hospital.


This day in Daily History: Traditions day teaches freshmen
rites of passage

Sept. 29, 1921 — The University scheduled its fourth
annual Traditions day meeting in Hill Auditorium to give freshmen a
chance to learn all of the school’s important traditions.

“The Varsity band will be there and demonstrate one true
Michigan tradition — pep,” said Angus Goetz, president
of the Student Council.

Several cheers were also scheduled for the event. Al Cuthbert, a
member of the Varsity cheerleading squad, was scheduled to teach
freshmen how to yell.

Additional speakers included Prof. Robert Wenley and a member of
the University’s alumni.

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