Trotter House to host BBQ tonight

The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs program will host a BBQ at the newly renovated William Monroe Trotter House today at 6 p.m. Students are invited to bring a side dish and come eat with other students and faculty members.

Poet to lecture on medicine and art

The Institute for the Humanities has invited award-winning poet and physician Roy Jacobstein to campus to talk about his diverse life path, poetry and medicine and how they converge. The lecture will be held today at noon in the Osterman Common Room of the Rackham building.

Classroom speaking skills topic of workshop

University faculty are invited to hone their public speaking skills at a two-part workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. The presentation will focus on ways to enhance teaching skills in ways that benefit students. The workshop will take place in the CRLT Seminar room of Palmer Commons, and a light summer will be served.

 

Crime Notes

Wallet, credit cards stolen on East Ann Street

On Sept. 24 at 10:45 p.m., a female student was the victim of robbery on East Ann Street, according to the Department of Public Safety. The victim was robbed of her wallet and credit cards. The two suspects forced the victim to reveal her PIN number as well. The suspects were described as a male with a three quarter-length black coat and a female with shoulder-length blonde hair, carrying a purse. The victim was not injured. Upon police arrival, the suspects were gone.

Patient acquiring drugs illegally

A patient at the University Hospital was found to be acquiring prescription drugs by fraudulent means. The case is currently under investigation, according to DPS.

Laptop stolen from Grad Library

A laptop computer was stolen on the afternoon of Sep. 24th at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The larceny occurred within a 10-minute time frame. The suspect was described as wearing an unknown color fleece jacket. The suspect was gone upon police arrival.

 

This Day in Daily History

‘U’ includes co-eds in defense effort

Sept. 26, 1942 – University students will be offered a first-hand opportunity to “do their bit” for the war effort. The University announced that it will be offering courses in first aid, home nursing, typewriting, Braille and child care in the upcoming semester.

All of these classes are being started in order to prepare women for the war-time independence that they will inevitably face upon graduation, as well as train them to join in on the defense effort.

First aid classes will be set to meet 10 times per semester with the principle aim of “provid(ing) instruction for immediate intelligent care” in emergency situations. Nursing classes will focus on hygiene and nutrition in the home and in the community.

A couple of the most unusual classes that will be offered in this defense-structured program will be one on motor mechanics and another in Braille. Class work included in the motor mechanic course will be “changing a tire without lifting, taking a carburetor apart and learning how to drive a truck.”

The course in Braille prepares students for transcribing and binding books in Braille, as well as reading to the blind. Several of the new classes were created in response to a national shortage on the home front. A need for stenographers was stressed, and courses in typing were headlined. Courses in child care were also promoted as “an essential part of the defense program” and focused on child development and parent education.

No credit was offered for any of these courses.

 

 

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