Elderly discuss their efforts for social change

Elders of the community will share their personal experiences with student activists at a panel discussion tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League.

Panelists participating in this dialogue will address their involvement in various social, political and civic issues of the past and how the ambitions of their generation contributed to social change. The discussion is free and refreshments will be served.

Michigan Union holds Winterfest this afternoon

Winterfest 2005 takes place today from 4 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Michigan Union.

The festival, which showcases more than 150 student groups and University departments, provides a forum for members of the campus community to be introduced to the unique goals of the many organizations and campaigns on campus.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities and Leadership at 763-5900 or salead@umich.edu.

Philharmonic Orchestra to play at Hill Auditorium

A University Philharmonic Orchestra concert, featuring conductor Andrew George, will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.

The program. sponsored by the School of Music, will include a performance by the University’s 2005 Concerto winner Jeremy Benhammou.


Crime Notes

Fire alarm goes off in East Quad due to burnt food

A fire alarm was intentionally set off in East Quad Residence Hall early Monday morning, according to Department of Public Safety reports. The smoke was caused by burnt food, and no other problems were found.

Man hospitalized after injuring himself at Union

A subject was escorted to the University Hospital after injuring himself at the Michigan Union Sunday morning, Department of Public Safety said.

Person arrested for trespassing near C.C. Little

DPS arrested a subject for trespassing outside of the C.C. Little Building on Sunday night. DPS said they released the subject pending authorization of a warrant.


This Day in Daily history

Study finds that Americans worry more than before

Jan. 25, 1979 — According to a survey conducted by the University’s Institute for Social Research, Americans reported having more worries since the study had last been conducted in 1957.

The percentage of respondents reporting regular worrying had grown from 32 percent to 51 percent among Americans aged 20- to 29. The 30- to 39-year-old age group fared almost the same as the younger group, with the percentage rising from 32 percent to 53 percent.

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