Lecture part of Islam Awareness Week

As part of Islam Awareness Week, the Muslim Students’
Association is sponsoring a “Roots of Islam in America”
presentation by Umar Farooq Abdullah tomorrow. The presentation,
which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held in 120 Hutchins Hall. For a
complete list of other MSA-sponsored events this week, visit

University’s Detroit Observatory open for tour

The University’s Detroit Observatory will be open for a
tour of its facility today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Built in 1854, the
building is the oldest observatory in the United States to retain
its original telescopes in their mounts. Visitors will be able to
pull a rope to rotate the observatory’s dome. The observatory
is located at 1398 E. Ann St. The event is free to University
students, though a $5 donation is suggested.

Three-part debate viewing series begins today

Arts of Citizenship is hosting a series of three showings of the
presidential debates, titled “Debate Watch: Doing Politics,
Making Culture.” The event series aims to promote cultural
response to the elections from young voters. The session will begin
at 9 p.m. at Canterbury House, on the corner of State and Huron


Crime Notes

Trash can fire causes Couzens evacuation

Couzens Residence Hall was evacuated last night after a small
trash container caught fire, according to Department of Public
Safety reports. Smoke entered the ventilation system, and the
building had to air out before residents could return to their
rooms. The building received no damage, and there were no

Guitars and amp stolen from car

DPS reports indicate two guitars and a guitar amplifier were
stolen from a car parked in a loading dock Sunday afternoon. The
equipment was valued at $3,000 and about $700 in damage was done to
the door frame of the car. DPS has no suspects in the incident.

DPS officers look for shaking man

DPS responded to an ambulance request for a man who was
reportedly having a “spasm” and shaking on a bench
Sunday evening. Officers were unable to locate the man.


This Day in Daily history

Power of athletic board under fire

Oct. 5, 1981 — Literary College faculty members registered
a unanimous protest over University eligibility requirements for
participation in varsity sports, it was revealed last night.

In a closed session, faculty members went on record against a
“double standard” that permits eligibility for athletes
with a below “C” average and places athletic
eligibility under the sole control of a committee of the Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Athletics.



The ‘M’ Schedule on Page 2B of yesterday’s
Daily should have said the Oct. 9 field hockey game against Pacific
will be held in Iowa City, and the ice hockey game that day against
Boston University will take place in Dayton, Ohio as part of the
Lefty McFadden tournament.

A photo on Page 6B yesterday showed sophomore Megan Bowman and
senior Jennifer Gandolph.

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