Students can run for chairs of MSA commissions

The Michigan Student Assembly is seeking students to run to be chairs of its 14 commissions, which include Academic Affairs, Voice your Vote, Minority Affairs and Women’s Issues. An informational meeting will be held today at 8 p.m. in the MSA chambers on the 3rd floor of the Michigan Union, and elections will be tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.


Psychologist to explore importance of science in psych

Psychologist Carol Tavris will lecture on the importance of scientific and critical thinking psychology at 4 p.m. today in room 1210 of the Chemistry Building. Tavris has published two textbooks and two best-sellers titled “Anger: the Misunderstood Emotion” and “The Mismeasure of Woman: Why Women Are Not the Better Sex, the Inferior Sex, or the Opposite Sex.”


Jamaican poet to read and talk about her work

Award-winning poet Lorna Goodison, who has written six volumes of poetry, will read and talk about her work at noon today in Rackham’s Osterman Common Room.


University Choir to perform at Hill

The University Choir will perform works by composers Felix Mendelssohn and Ottorino Respighi today at 8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.


Crime notes

Sexual assault in Kerrytown reported to DPS

A caller reported a sexual assault in the Kerrytown neighborhood to DPS. The victim was taken to the University Hospital Emergency Room.


Suspected pot turns out to be cigar tobacco

A substance alleged to be marijuana was found in a parking lot at 900 Huron Street. The substance was actually cigar tobacco.


Obscene phone calls ring out on University campus

Two obscene phone calls were reported Saturday and yesterday. Yesterday’s originated in the area around the University hospital. Saturday’s was reported from Stockwell Residence Hall. There are no suspects in either case.


This Day in Daily History

School for veterans opens at University

Dec. 6, 1945 — Beacon Institute, the school for World War II veterans seeking positions in industry, was scheduled to open at the University Jan. 2.

Co-founder Keith Haien said 40 veterans would be admitted in January and that the school’s experience with the first group would determine the number accepted for future classes. Original plans had called for the admission of 50 students each month to begin a six-month course.

Veterans enrolled in the program were expected to stay at Willow Run Village and be transported to the school, located near the Michigan Central station, by state-furnished buses.

The program did not graduate anyone “we can’t recommend to industry,” Haien said.

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