Festifall showcases student groups

1,000 student organizations will set up booths at the annual Festifall today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Diag. Students are invited to come find out about University clubs and campus departments, as well as sign up for future mass meetings.

Dance Marathon holds mass meeting

Dance Marathon, which raises money and awareness for children’s rehabilitation programs, will host a mass meeting today from 8 ­to 9 p.m. in the Koessler room of the Michigan League. Students can learn how to become involved with Dance Marathon during the school year.

N. campus hosts film and gathering

The colleges of engineering, art, music, architecture, and urban planning will host a showing of the Adam Sandler film “The Longest Yard” at 9 p.m. on the North Campus Diag. Students will also have an opportunity to meet and talk with current juniors and seniors from the colleges beginning at 8 p.m.

 

Crime Notes

Cars keyed in Thayer parking lot

A caller reported that numerous vehicles on the top level of the Thayer carport, located at 216 Thayer St., were keyed on Tuesday, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The caller indicated that several young subjects had been in the parking structure earlier. No report was filed.

Student injured opening door

A caller requested an escort for a student with a self-inflicted injury obtained while opening the front door to Bursley Hall on Tuesday, according to DPS. Assistance was provided.

Banner stolen from outside dorm

A Michigan banner was stolen on Tuesday from the Helen Newberry Residence Hall, according to a report filed with DPS. The banner was hanging outside the building. There are no suspects.

 

This week in Daily history

‘U’ won’t fund draft resisters

Sept. 8, 1983 — The University announced that it will not replace lost federal aid for students who refuse to comply with the new federal law requiring registration for the draft.

The controversial law approved by the Supreme Court last July requires all male students to register with the Selective Service by the end of the month or forfeit all federal financial aid.

While some schools have decided to replace federal aid for students who choose to not to comply with the new law, the University will not follow suit.

“We simply wouldn’t have the resources to make up for the lost federal funds,” said Billy Frye, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “It would be inappropriate to divert money from one student to another who isn’t registered.”

As of two days ago, only one student said that he would not register for the draft.

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of the law by the Department of Justice this fall.

If the court does not reverse its decision, the University would need the approval of the University Board of Regents to implement a replacement aid program for next year, but chances for this appear slim.

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