Speaker to question U.S. foreign policy

Libby Frank, a former executive director of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, will challenge U.S. policy toward Israel, the Palestinians and the entire Middle East tomorrow. Her lecture will take place at 8 p.m. in the Kossler room of the Michigan League.

Michigan Inspire to hold meeting about new contest

The first meeting of Michigan Inspire, a student group setting up a new competition called Entertainment of Tomorrow, will be held today at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Media Union’s third floor Advanced Graphics training rooms. The project centers around creating a North Campus student group promoting interdisciplinary efforts between the schools of Art, Architecture, Music, Engineering and Information. Earning academic credit for participation may be possible. For more information, e-mail michiganinspire@umich.edu.

Slam to crown top poet of evening

Ten poets will be given three minutes each to showcase their work tomorrow night from 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the Union’s U-Club. Judges will determine a winner. The slam will also have an open mic performance. For more information, contact Susan Pile at 763-3202.

Latino filmmaker to discuss works

Lourdes Portillo, a writer, director and filmmaker, will discuss her work about the search for a Latino identity at 5 p.m. in the Michigan Theater tomorrow. For more information, contact Kate West at 763-1265.


Crime Notes

Two possible bank frauds reported

Two more callers reported to the Department of Public Safety yesterday and Tuesday that they suspect they were victimized by fraudulent e-mails asking for personal information that may be used to illegally access their accounts. One caller reported $500 dollars missing. At least four other reports have been made to DPS in the past week of similar activity stemming from e-mails falsely claiming to be sent from bank branches.

Large inflatable penis missing

A Gargoyle Magazine staffer reported to DPS that their six-foot inflatable penis balloon has been missing from the Student Publications Building since last Friday.

Cash missing from fanny pack

A patient at the School of Dentistry reported an unattended fanny pack was stolen. It was later recovered, minus the money that it had contained.


This Day in Daily History

Helicopter crash near North Campus kills three people

Dec. 2, 1994 — Four minutes into its flight, an University Hospital helicopter crashed near a North Campus housing complex. The crash killed a patient, a nurse and a doctor.

“The pilot signaled mayday just as he went down, and that’s the last we heard from him,” said Joan Rose, a University Medical Center spokeswoman.

Witnesses reported that the helicopter barely cleared a tall stand of trees, making an emergency turn from Huron Parkway toward a grassy field, where it caught a tree that shattered the rear propeller shaft.


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