Senator Levin comes to Union

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Detroit) will speak in the Michigan Union Kuenzel Room today at 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the University’s College Democrats.

Desegregationist speaks on fighting hate, prejudice

The Hillel Center for Jewish Activities presents Dick Lobenthal, former director of Michigan’s Anti-Defamation League, tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Mandell L. Berman Center on Hill Street. Lobenthal, who aided the desegregation of the South and continues to fight for the rights of various minority groups, will share and discuss his life experiences of fighting hate and prejudice in the United States.

‘U’ tsunami aid groups to discuss future fundraising

Learn more about the University student organizations committed to raising tsunami aid at the Tsunami Aid Volunteer Meeting tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for March fundraising events. For more information about University relief efforts, visit


Crime Notes

Purse snatcher loose on campus

A 19-year-old reported to the Ann Arbor Police Department that a man stole her purse as she was walking down Oakland Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday morning. She said after grabbing her purse, the man ran toward Packard Street, but AAPD was unable to locate the purse snatcher. The woman was not injured.

Peeping Tom peers into woman’s bedroom window

A University student reported to the AAPD that someone was standing outside her bedroom window watching her change clothes at about 3 a.m. on Sunday. The incident occurred on the 800 block of Arch Street, but when police arrived, they were unable to locate the subject.

Exit sign defaced in Markley hall

A Department of Public Safety officer reported early Sunday morning that an exit sign was damaged in Mary Markley Residence Hall. There are currently no suspects.

Rowdy spectator escorted out of Crisler Arena

DPS ejected a subject from Crisler Arena during a basketball game on Sunday. DPS reports said the subject was ejected for acting disorderly.


This Day in Daily history

‘U’ alum admits to forging sarcastic note from U.S. Rep

Feb. 22, 1990 — Dean Baker, a former University graduate student and current professor of economics at Bucknell University, admitted yesterday to forging a letter that was supposedly signed by U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell.

The letter sarcastically implied that the United States should not support the El Salvador government. It was distributed three weeks ago to 10,000 of Pursell’s constituents and various media outlets.

Baker said he wrote the letter to highlight that almost all the money the United States gives to El Salvador goes to the military, which violently oppresses the population.

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