‘U’ president speaks on future of school
University President Mary Sue Coleman will give a speech today
at 3:15 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium. Her speech will outline her
priorities, initiatives and ongoing projects for the school. The
Faculty Senate will co-sponsor the event. The speech will be
followed by a reception.
Forum explores relations between U.S., Saudi Arabia
A forum on relations between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. titled
“Crisis or Opportunity?” will be held today by scholars
from the King Saud University and the United States. The forum will
be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the U.S. Palmer Commons Forum Hall
Amphitheater at 100 Washtenaw Ave. The event is free.
Officer assaulted at football game
One person was arrested for assaulting a police officer and
resisting arrest at Saturday’s football game against San
Diego State. The officer was not hurt. One person was also arrested
for possession of controlled substances, and five minors were
arrested and cited for underage drinking at the game.
The Department of Public Safety reported 11 citations. Four of
these were for possession of alcohol in the stadium and three were
for urinating in public. Seven people were ejected from the game,
including three for unauthorized entry, three for passing IDs
through the fence and one for throwing projectiles. First-aid
personnel treated 60 people.
Person jailed after gun found in car
An individual not affiliated with the University was arrested by
DPS early yesterday morning after a handgun was found in a vehicle
on Monroe Street. The vehicle was parked with its door open in the
500 block of Monroe, and a handgun was visible on the
driver’s side floor near the seat.
DPS investigates laser infraction
DPS sent an officer out to East Quad Residence Hall Friday night
to investigate one or more persons who had reportedly been shining
a laser pointer out onto the sidewalk.
This Day in Daily History
Conference seeks to prevent gov’t spying
September 20, 1978 — Attorneys, academics and concerned
citizens from across the country prepared to converge on Ann Arbor
at the Michigan Union over the weekend for the first National
Organizing Conference to Stop Government Spying.
The conference — billed as a “nuts and bolts”
organizing effort by Ann Arbor coordinator Tom Shaker, a graduate
student — was primarily concerned with devising strategies to
counteract domestic government spying and harassment.
“The time for being shocked is over. Now it’s what
you can do about it,” Shaker said. “This is taking it a
step further than everybody just being appalled.”