Group to address eating disorders, body image

The Coalition for Action Regarding Eating and Body Image will be camped out on the Diag from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The group seeks to raise campus awareness of eating disorders and body image issues.

‘Kicking and Screaming’ to be screened at Union

The University Unions Arts & Programs will show the movie “Kicking and Screaming” today at 8:30 p.m. in the Michigan Union Ballroom.

Astronomy dept to show taped lecture on Einstein

The Department of Astronomy honors Einstein’s theme semester with a lecture by University of Oxford Prof. Jocelyn Bell Burnell titled “What Astronomy has Done for Einstein.” The lecture will take place in the East Hall Auditorium at 4:15 p.m. Admission is free.


Crime notes

Juveniles smoke weed in garage

A complaint was made about juveniles smoking marijuana in the Thayer Carport, the Department of Public Safety reported on Monday. Officers made contact with three of the subjects on level 6A, while the fourth fled and left behind a backpack containing what is suspected to be marijuana.

Purse, laptop taken from Grad Library

On Monday, a caller reported her purse and laptop were stolen from the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library when left unattended for five minutes, according to DPS. There are no suspects.

Student passes out, refuses help

A caller reported on Monday that one of his students passed out for an unknown reason and refused transport, according to DPS reports.

Fire blazes in trash can outside UGLI

A subject reported a trash can fire outside the front doors of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library on Monday, according to DPS. No damage occurred.


This Day In Daily History

Library program MIRLYN debuts at the University

Sept. 21, 1988 – More than 200 people packed the Graduate Library reference room, sipping wine, eating crackers and carrying balloons.

The reception was not for a person, however, but for a computer program – MIRLYN.

The computer at the center of the room was one of more than a hundred around campus that combine to create the Michigan Research Library Network, or MIRLYN.

MIRLYN, a card catalogue of University resources, cost $2.6 million, but library officials say it was well worth the price.

“It’s probably one of the most important events in the library in decades. It will dramatically change the use of the library,” said library spokesman Chris McIntrye.

By 1991, MIRLYN is scheduled to have completely replaced the University’s card catalogs.

“It’s the first step towards getting library resources closer to students,” said Bob Houbeck, director of library serials and acquisitions.

Unfortunately, MIRLYN decided not to show up to its own party. After cutting the ribbon off the machine, University President James Duderstadt sat down and tried to use the machine. Duderstadt said the computer would not turn on.

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