Recycling, energy issues are topics at 10th Energy Fest The 10th annual Energy Fest highlighting energy conservation efforts on campus will be held today on the Diag from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will highlight topics such as recycling, alternative energy, efficient lighting, electric-powered vehicles, and a bus that runs on oil from French fries. Students will have a chance to test their conservation knowledge and win prizes.Student theater group to hold mass meeting
The RC Players, a student theater group will be holding its mass meeting today from 8 to 9 p.m. at the East Quadrangle Residence Hall. The meeting will provide interested students with information about the group and its upcoming season. Students do not need to be part of the RC in order to participate in the group. Free pizza and punch will be provided.
AAPD investigates suspcious package
The Ann Arbor Police Department responded to a call yesterday that a package with suspicious markings, possibly referring to the Sept. 11 attacks, had been left near the postal boxes at Ann Arbor’s federal building. The State Police Bomb Squad was brought in, but no explosive devise was found in the package. The investigation of the incident has been turned over to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, according to the AAPD.
Caller struck by car, driver identified
A caller reported to the Department of Public Safety Sunday that she was struck by a vehicle that was pulling out of a parking space in the parking structure on Hubbard St. Her boyfriend attempted to stop the driver of the Jeep by banging on the driver’s window. The suspect driving the car was identified and the case is now under investigation. There were no reported injuries.
Clothes taken from residence hall laundry room
Clothes were allegedly stolen form a laundry room dryer in Little House of the Mary Markley Residence Hall Sunday. The caller advised DPS that miscellaneous clothes, jeans and shirts were taken. There are no suspects at this time.
This Day in Daily History
Students meet and organize strike to protest tuition increases
Sept. 13, 1973 – Last night the Student Government Council met to address the tuition strike proposed by its president, Lee Gill.
Gill announced at the meeting that University President Robben Fleming and Vice-president for Academic Affairs Allan Smith would meet with him to discuss the tuition controversy.
According to Gill, 2,000 signatures had been collected so far in support of the strike.
The University argues that the fee increases are necessary in order to meet the commitments they’ve made to student aid.
But SGC members said they don’t believe this argument is valid. Instead, they believe the University’s goal is to turn poor students against those who are wealthier, ultimately turning blacks against whites.
Psychology Prof. Dick Mann, said that the number of students coming to the University from wealthy backgrounds and areas such as Ann Arbor and Birmingham is increasing while the number of poor and middle-class students is decreasing.
The Student Action Committee members present at the meeting asked for more volunteers in an effort to expand and continue their petition drive in support of the strike.