Human rights event features diverse array of speakers

The Institute for the Humanities will host a day-long conference
today focusing on human rights in Africa and Latin America titled
“Human Rights, Political Violence and the Global
South.” Speakers come from many countries, including Rwanda,
Brazil, Peru and Argentina. They represent a wide array of higher
education institutions and international agencies, including the
Human Rights Watch African Division, the Pontifical Catholic
University of Peru and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
The conference will be held in the Rackham Ampitheater from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.

Japanese POWs to be topic of speech

The Center for Japanese Studies is hosting a talk today by
Ulrich Straus, the former consul general on Okinawa and professor
at the National War College. His speech is titled “Japanese
POWs of World War II” and will be held at noon in 1636 School
of Social Work Building.

RC grad student to talk on future of hydrogen fuel

SNRE graduate student Marc Melaina will hold a speech in the
Residential College today at 1 p.m. to discuss hydrogen energy and
the environment. His talk will be held in 126 East Quad.


Crime Notes

Midnight snack swiped from ‘U’ hospital

The Department of Public Safety received a report from the
University Hospital that sometime Monday evening or Tuesday
morning, cookie dough was taken from a room in the hospital.

Building materials lifted from North Campus shop

North Campus Housing Services reported on Tuesday morning that
masonry and drywall supplies were taken from the maintenance shop
at an unknown time, DPS reports There are no suspects.

DPS told of attempt to fill doctored prescription

An individual from the University changed a prescription for a
pain reliever and attempted to fill it at St. Joseph’s
Professional Pharmacy in Pontiac on Tuesday. The person changed the
prescription to indicate a higher dosage. DPS was notified of the
fraud Tuesday morning.

Hospital patient left barefoot after larceny

A pair of women’s gray Birkenstock sandals were stolen
from a room at the University Hospital Monday evening. The shoes
are valued at $40 and there are no suspects.


This Day In Daily History

Student loan changes suggested by committee

Nov. 4, 1959 — The Student Loan Committee suggested to the
Dean’s Office two changes meant to make loans more accessible
to students. The committee suggested increasing the amount of money
that could be loaned without their approval from $300 to $750. The
committee also suggested increasing the amount of time allowed
before loan repayment.

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