Transgender students hold Diag remembrance rally

In honor of members of the transgender community who have died in the past year, the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs will hold a rally on the Diag today at noon.

A vigil will also be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, followed by a showing of the film “Ke Kulana He Mahu at about 8:15 p.m. in the Michigan League.

The vigil is also organized by the LGBT Office.


Blood Battle wraps up with final day in Union

Today is the last day of the Blood Battle, which pits the University of Michigan and Ohio State University in a competition to see which school can donate more blood.

Students interested in donating blood can make an appointment at to avoid waiting in line.

As part of the battle, the fraternity Alpha Phi Omega will be holding a blood drive in the Michigan Union from 2 to 8 p.m today.


Near Eastern Studies prof to talk on Mideast

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies will host Carol Bardenstein tomorrow for a speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Bardenstein will talk at the International Institute about “Engendering the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict from 11 a.m. to noon.

Bardenstein is a professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University.


Lounge holds tailgate party for battle with OSU

The U-Go’s Lounge in Pierpont Commons on North Campus invites all students to come to the convenience store and sports lounge tomorrow to watch Michigan battle archrival Ohio State for the Big Ten Championship and a likely trip to the Rose Bowl.

The lounge will provide free snacks.


Campus orchestra holds concert in Hill Auditorium

The Campus Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday night at 8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium. The concert will include pieces by Ravel, Franz Liszt, Totentanz, and Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.


This Day in Daily History

Homeless people arrested for trespassing

Nov. 19, 1991 — Four members of the Ann Arbor Homeless Action Committee were arrested for trespassing in a downtown office building, among them a University student and one a homeless taxi driver.

The protestors wanted to bring attention to their demand that Ann Arbor buildings with vacant space be used as low income housing. They asserted that the building had 10 to 15 empty rooms, a common situation for downtown buildings.

While the four tried to establish residence inside — carrying sleeping bags, toothbrushes and toilet paper into the building — their fellow group members protested outside.

The four had agreed beforehand that they would not leave the building until arrested. They were booked for trespassing and later released on personal recognizance bonds.



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