Talking points

Three things you can talk about this week:

1. Harvard’s new president

2. Presidential candidates who’ve announced, who haven’t announced and who aren’t sure if they’ve announced

3. The Frieze Building

And three things you can’t:

1. Your GSI’s accent

2. Valentine’s Day

3. Anna Nicole Smith

By the numbers:


Percent increase in motorcycle crashes from 2001 to 2005 among riders over 45 years old. Crashes among riders under 45 declined by 6 percent in the same period.


Number of people killed in motorcycle crashes in 2005, an increase of 50 percent from the previous year. There were about 3,500 motorcycle accidents in 2005.


Percent increase in motorcycle fatalities from 2001 to 2005 among baby-boomer riders, a group that accounts for nearly two-thirds of all motorcyclists.

Source: University of Michigan news service and the Michigan Secretary of State

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