LGBTA hosts National Coming Out Day rally

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs
will host the National Coming Out Day Rally on the Diag today at
noon. The rally will feature guest speakers and a closet door for
participants to come out of the closet.

Debate gathering aims to engage young voters

Arts at Michigan and Arts of Citizenship will host “Debate
Watch: Doing Politics, Making Culture,” a project that
engages young voters in response to tonight’s presidential
debates at 9 p.m. at the Canterbury house on the corner of State
Street and East Huron Street. The Debate Watch aims to bring
together groups of young people interested in linking politics and
culture-making.

A separate debate viewing will occur today at 8:45 p.m. in
Angell Hall Auditorium B, with speakers including Economics Prof.
Tom Weisskopf.

Film raises awareness of Islam

As part of Islam Awareness Week, the Muslim Students’
Association is hosting a viewing of “By Dawn’s Early
Light,” a film directed and produced by Rackham student
Zareena Grewal. The film, which will be screened today in Angell
Hall Auditorium D at 7:30 p.m., features former NBA player Chris
Jackson’s struggle as a Black Muslim as he deals with his
identity and beliefs in America.

Angell Hall houses space observers

The Student Astronomical Society at 8 p.m. is sponsoring a
public observing night at the fifth floor of Angell Hall tonight.
Possible subjects for viewing are the planets, the moon, the
constellations and binary star systems. Visitors are encouraged to
bring binoculars and lots of questions for the undergraduates.

 

CRIME NOTES

Canine sinks teeth into person

While visiting the University Hospital emergency room yesterday,
a person was bitten by a dog. Since the injury was not serious, the
victim did not file a report.

Assault victim receives chipped tooth

Early morning yesterday, an unknown assailant assaulted a person
at Ann Arbor City Hall  The victim received a chipped tooth
from the attack.

Ambulance called after hallway fall

A person fell in the hallway of the Life Sciences Institute
early Wednesday evening. An ambulance then transported the subject
to the University Hospital emergency room.

 

THIS DAY IN DAILY HISTORY

Peace Corps celebrates 25-year anniversary

Oct. 8, 1985 — Vice President George H.W. Bush came to the
University yesterday to help commemorate the Peace Corps’ 25
years of existence. The vice president spoke from the steps of the
Michigan Union, the same place President John F. Kennedy called for
the creation of the Corps in 1960.

Bush was also met by protesters questioning U.S. foreign policy
in Central America. The anniversary featured speeches from former
directors of the organization.

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