Court justice Scalia to give law school lecture

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will give a free lecture at Rackham Auditorium today at 4:30 p.m. The talk is part of the DeRoy Lecture for the University Law School. Scalia was nominated in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. Scalia has also served as a law professor at the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago.

Detroit Observatory holds free open house

The Detroit Observatory on East Ann Street is inviting the public to its open house today from 1 to 4 p.m. to view its scientific artifacts. The observatory, built in 1854, has telescopes and other instruments from the 19th century. Tours of the observatory and its museum are free for University students.

Workshop helps with public speaking skills

The University of Michigan Toastmasters Club is hosting a workshop to help teach public speaking skills. The workshop, “How to 101: Public Speaking” will be held in the Michigan Room in the Michigan League today from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

CRIME NOTES

Broken window found in Markley, BB gun suspected

A housing security officer found a hole in a windowpane on the fifth floor of Mary Markley Residence Hall on Sunday night, DPS reports. The hole is likely to have been caused by a BB gun. There were no suspects or witnesses.

Smokers asked to leave Yost Ice Arena

Three men, who were smoking cigarettes, were repeatedly asked to leave Yost Ice Arena Sunday night, DPS reports. After several verbal warnings, they left the arena.

Vehicle damaged in parking lot

An unattended vehicle parked in the East Medical Center parking lot was found with damage Sunday night, DPS reports. The vehicle’s tail light and fender were broken.

 

THIS WEEK IN DAILY HISTORY

Mail explodes, injures professor’s assistant

November 18, 1985 — A package sent to a University psychology professor exploded in the arms of the professor’s assistant.

Nicklaus Suino, who was opening a package addressed to Prof. James McConnell, suffered only minor injuries. Suino was treated for flesh wounds to the arm and cuts to the stomach.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s department had no suspects yet.

But co-workers say the bomb may be connected to a textbook on human behavior written by McConnell, which includes controversial theories.

The theories include how to perform behavior modifications and when it should be used, said Charles Morris, associate chair of the psychology department.

“Somebody somewhere who’s familiar with his book is sufficiently disturbed to send more than the typical letters,” said Morris.

 

 

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