Activist speech on hate groups

What: Morris Dees, rounder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks about civil rights and hate groups

Who: Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

When: Today from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Rackham Auditorium

Symphony band performance

What: Students from the University’s conducting program lead a performance that stretches from Renaissance dances to English traditional folk music

Who: Students from the conducting program

When: Today at 8 p.m.

Where: Hill Auditorium

Lecture on authoritarians

What: A lecture on Islamic militants effect on totalitarian government and religious tensions by Alisher Khamidov, a Johns Hopkins doctoral candidate

Who: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

When: Today from noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Room 1636, School of Social Work Building

Three things you should know today

1 A Hampton Bays, N.Y. man was found in his home 13 months after he died, reported. Police found the mummified body seated in front of a television that was still on.

2 Jennifer Mee, a 15-year-old who has been hiccuping for over four straight weeks, was harassed by ABC’s Good Morning America on Sunday, The St. Petersburg Times reported. The show called Mee’s home 57 times for an interview.

3 Ol Shabu Shomuni, a Tokyo all-you-can-eat restaurant, doesn’t just provide simple Japanese fare, Wired News reported. Instead, waitresses will feed customers from their hands, mix drinks or strip down to their underwear and change into a fetish outfit of the customer’s choosing.

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