Lecture focuses on impact of AIDS on women

As part of the week long celebration of World AIDS Day, the Student Global AIDS Campaign is sponsoring a lecture on the effect of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. The lecture will be held today at 7 p.m. in room 2105B of the Michigan Union.

Banjo, harmonica player performs folk songs

Mike Agronoff, a folk singer from New Jersey, will perform at The Ark at 8 p.m. today. Tickets, which cost $13.50, can be purchased in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office and at other Ticketmaster locations. They can also be purchased at the door.

Agronoff plays the banjo and harmonica, performing traditional ballads, ancient harp tunes and piano rags. He also weaves stories and monologues in between his songs.

Economist relates wealth to mortality

Joseph Ferrie, an economics professor at Northwestern University, will hold a lecture called “The Rich and the Dead,” examining the link between socioeconomic status and mortality in the United States since 1870. The lecture will be held today at 4 p.m. in Room 259 of the School of Public Health.


Crime Notes

Sexually explicit graffiti found in Markley hall

Graffiti depicting two men in a sexually explicit position was drawn in permanent marker on a wall in Mary Markley Residence Hall on Saturday, the Department of Public Safety reports.

Vacuum cleaner goes missing from Bursley closet

Staffers reported discovering that a vacuum cleaner in Bursley Residence Hall was taken from a closet, according to DPS reports from Wednesday.

Police dogs check building, no one found inside

Ypsilanti police requested a canine unit Thursday to check the Ypsilanti Family Practice Building after finding a broken window, DPS reported. The building, which is owned by the University, was checked, but no one was found inside.

Bag stolen from Dentistry building

A caller reported to DPS that her bag was stolen from the School of Dentistry when she left it unattended Wednesday. The bag and its contents were recovered and returned to the woman.


This Day in Daily History

Union ends sale of erotic magazines due to low interest

Nov. 29, 1973 — The Michigan Union removed all editions of the magazines Playboy, Penthouse and Oui from shelves in the lobby’s concessions stand.

The Union’s management said the magazines were removed because they were not generating enough sales due to a lack of interest from students. “We weren’t making our margin of profits,” said Stanfield Wells, Union general manager.

Employees at the Union, however, said the erotic magazines sold better than any of the others on their shelves.

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