‘U’ to hold flu shot clinic at Union

There will be a flu shot clinic today 1 to 6 p.m. in the Pond Room of the Michigan Union. Flu shots are available for students, faculty and staff. The cost is $17 and is payable by cash, check, student account, Mcare, Grad Care, Care Choices and the Health Alliance Plan. Reservations are required at http://www.umvn.org.


Brown bag lunch focuses on rule of law in Russia

The Center for Russian and East European Studies will be sponsoring a brown bag lunch today from noon until 1 p.m. in Room 1636 in the School of Social Work Building. The topic of the event will be the Yukos Affair and the rule of law in Russia.


Bookshop to host poetry reading

Stuart Dybek will be giving a poetry reading from his book “Streets in Their Own Ink” tonight at 7 p.m. at Shaman Drum Bookshop.

Dybek is a professor of English at Western Michigan University.

In his second book of poetry, Dybek explores characters that inhabit severe and often savage streets. The poems consecrate a shadowed, alternate city of dreams and retrospection that parallels a modern city of hard realities.

Dybek is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, several O. Henry Awards and a Pushcart Prize.


Crime Notes

Chef stolen from dorm over break

A caller reported to the Department of Public Safety on Monday that a statue of a chef, valued at $200, was stolen from her room in the Stockwell Residence Hall over break. There are currently no suspects.

Man verbally assaults victim, later disappears

A woman walking near the Frieze Building on Monday afternoon was approached and verbally threatened by a yelling man. The woman notified the DPS, but upon their arrival the man was gone.

Fire safety sign reported stolen

A fire safety sign was stolen from the first floor of East Quad Residence Hall on Monday, according to DPS. There are currently no suspects.


This Day in Daily History

Greeks rule on when women can be present in fraternity houses

Jan. 12, 1968 — Last night the Fraternity Presidents Association voted to strike the University’s regulations regarding the presence of women in fraternity houses.

Individual houses will now be able to decide which times women are allowed in rooms and communal areas in fraternity houses.

The previous regulations state, “A woman shall be allowed in communal areas of any fraternity in accordance with her hours. Periods when women are allowed in non-communal areas shall be restricted to Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. until women’s closing hours and Sunday from 1 p.m. until closing hours.”

Last year the rules were changed to allow women into houses on weekdays from 5 p.m. to midnight

“There has been a movement on campus to get rid of hours. (The InterFraternity Council) could not ignore it any longer,” said Scott Spear, president of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.



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