1. Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Spring Commencement Student Speaker. Interested graduating seniors must submit a copy of their speech script, a recording of the speech, and a copy of their resume or CV to studentspeaker@umich.edu. Speeches are due on 5 p.m. Mar. 13.

2. Steven Spielberg has officially resigned as artistic director of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing because he was unhappy with China’s lack of response on the genocide in Sudan.

3. Financial woes for the Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, Minn. has forced the pastor to sell his private jet, the Star Tribune reported. The church has fallen as much as $70,000 short of its weekly budget in recent months.

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