Guest lecturer to speak about astronomy

Princeton University Prof. David Spergel, will give the fourth lecture of a five-part lecture series today from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The lecture, titled “The Shape, Size, and Fate of the Universe,” will take place in the Chemistry building. Sponsored by the astronomy department, a telescope viewing at the Angell Hall Observatory and planetarium shows at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History will follow the lecture.

Free movie will celebrate hellenic cultural month

The Hellenic Student Association of the University will be showing the movie “Silicon Tears” for free as part of the 5th annual hellenic cultural month. The movie, about two Greek families in conflict, will be shown in Auditorium C of Angell Hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. today.

ISR director will speak about social science issues

James Jackson, the director of the University’s Institute for Social Research, will be giving the keynote address at the symposium for underrepresented groups. The symposium, which will include several internationally known social science research experts, will be held at the Michigan Union from 2:15 to 5:30 p.m today. The keynote address will be followed by opening remarks from Myron Gutmann, the director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research within ISR. Sessions on related topics will also follow the lecture.


Crime Notes

Car full of people found smoking marijuana

A Department of Pubic Safety officer located a car full of people smoking marijuana late Wednesday night in the Church Street carport. Only one male was arrested and taken to the station. The offense occurred on University property and therefore count as a misdemeanor.

Resident hit by vehicle on Huron Street

An Ann Arbor resident was struck by a vehicle late Wednesday morning on Huron Street. The person driving the vehicle stayed on the scene. The Ann Arbor Police Department responded to the incident and the victim was transported to the University Hospital Emergency Room.


This Day In Daily History

Tuition increase to help students with substance abuse

October 21, 1993 – Due to the number of students who develop alcohol and substance abuse problems while in college, the University of proposed a tuition increase to raise $540,000. Each student is expected to pay $15 more in addition to his tuition. The money raised will be added to the new “school-based” insurance policy which will help enhance informational outreach, enlarge counseling services and make intensive outpatient care available to students with substance abuse problems.

Although each student currently pays $94 per semester for UHS services, those services do not include helping students overcome addictions. Furthermore, 12 percent of University students do not have health care coverage. Students with alcohol or substance abuse problems are not covered at all under the University’s policy.

“A plan that would be mandatory would probably be beneficial to people with a pre-existing problem or are covered under their parents,” said Insurance Agent Kim Turner. “It may be viable, but I know many students were resentful (with the idea that) they have to pay for other people’s treatment,” voiced Turner again.

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