The Michigan Daily Graduation Edition - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 - 3C
4 YEARS OF
The Department of Public Safety
received a call on Friday stating that
an 11-year-old child stole a light
bulb from the Argus I building on
West William Street, DPS reports
The caller said the boy, after remov-
ing the bulb from its socket, left the
building and threw the bulb on the
ground. When the bulb broke, the
caller said the boy screamed " am the
cat and I am here to steal."
Reports do not indicate whether the
boy was apprehended.
March 24, 1998
in Bursley room
An unknown person defecated in a
Bursley Residence Hall room some-
time Saturday morning, DPS reports
state. The offense occurred while the
occupants of the room were asleep.
DPS did not report having any sus-
pects in the defecation.
Feb. 8, 2000
Bagels spilled near
Surveillance cameras recorded
bagels being spilled near the Universi-
ty Hospitals' morgue early Friday
morning, DPS reports state.
A caller told DPS officials he
observed bagels being spilled onto the
grounds in front of the B2 morgue.
Nov 24, 1998
Pizza House car
A 1989 Ford Probe with a Pizza
House sign attached to the roof was
stolen at about 4 a.m. yesterday morn-
ing in front of Pizza House on Church
Street, according to Ann Arbor Police
Department reports. The vehicle was
taken by an unknown suspect after the
motor was left running in the parking
A report was filed and charges
against the man are pending
"This happens frequently"with pizza
delivery vehicles and is often a prank.
Usually we don't find the-suspect,"
said AAPXSgt. tarry Jere.
The car was found Iatk that morn-
ing unoccupied and with a flat tire at
the intersection of Washtenaw and
Jan. 12, 1998
dining hall fight
A fight broke out in the South Quad
dining hall during Wednesday dinner
hours, according to Department of
Public Safety reports.
One male student puched another
male student in the nose, a caller stat-
The victim stopped bleeding before
the caller talked to DPS officials but
was transported to the University Hos-
pitals emergency room. He was treated
for a possible broken nose. DPS offi-
cers did not seek a warrant for the sus-
pect's arrest, the report states.
The, report states the victim put pep-
per in the suspect's hair, precipitating
Jan. 22, 1999
* later found
A male student at Couzens Resi-
dence Hall, became worried Satur-
day evening after he was unable to
locate his girlfriend, DPS reports
state. The man had previously made
plans with his girlfriend, who was
March 14, 2000
'U' bus driver
A bus driver was reported as "hav-
ing issues" with a group of nine peo-
ple Sunday in front of the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library that tried to get
onto the bus, according to DPS
The would-be riders were further
down the street from the stop and the
driver was unable to pick them up
there, due to poor road conditions,
according to DPS reports.:
On the driver's next pass of the
*UGLI stop, she 'drove down South
University Avenue where the subjects
Man killed after
By Stephanie Hepburn
and Mike Spahn
Sept. 23, 1997
An LSA senior was stabbed to death early this
morning in an apparent domestic violence situation
on North Campus, which ended when a Department
of Public Safety officer shot her boyfriend to death.
Tamara Sonya Willliams, a "talented and gifted"
student who planned to celebrate her 21st birthday
on Monday, was so close to graduating that she had
ordered a class ring this past weekend. A hard work-
er, student, and mother, she balanced classes with a
part-time job, while raising her 2 1/2-year-old child.
When DPS arrived at the 2200 block of Stone
Drive early this morning, they found Kevin Nelson,
By Lisa Koivu
and Josie Gingrich
March 27, 2000
26, outside the home,,
Williams, 20, and repeate
standing over Tamara Elizabeth Hall, Department of Public Safety Flagg
dly stabbing her, officials spokeswoman. he wast
The officer then fired two At 12:17 a.m. this morning, DPS received a call Nelsont
, killing Nelson, who is regarding a domestic dispute at the Northwood "Eve
filiated with the Universi- Family Housing Complex on the University's North her," Ba
th Williams and Nelson "I was awoken out of my sleep by screaming," do' and
during surgery at Univer- said Chris Balmann, one of Williams' neighbors. "I Balm
ospitals. dialed campus security." about d
is is the first time that a A number of neighbors heard the screams and "I ra
officer has used deadly attempted to stop the attack. for a b
in the line of duty since "I went out to try to stop it, but when I was about A DP
campus police force 15 feet away, I saw the knife' said Desmond Flagg, bloody
d in 1990. a 16-year-old Northwood resident, whose mother is son to
t night and we have the a University student. "I just kind of panicked. I did- respon
lealing with today," said n't know if he would come at me." wound:
g said that Nelson did not acknowledge at
there, even when Flagg repeatedly yelledfor
to "get off her."1
eryone was begging him to get away fr4n
just kept yelling 'Look what she made)ae
I've had enough, it's over,"' Flagg said.
nann also heard Nelson "ranting and ravig
n to the house, called the cops, and lool4d
at or something," Flagg said.
PS officer arrived on the scene to find Nelspn
and wielding a knife. The officer told Nl-
put the weapon down. When he dic)lot
d, the officer shot Nelson twice, falay
"We had a tragedy las
aftermath of that to be d
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code of life
While many questioned his sanity
and some questioned his logic, inde-
pendent candidate Hideki Tsutsumi
proved that getting to know as many
voters as possible is perhaps the
best way to win the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly presidency.
Yet, while he celebrated his victo-
ry, some members of the Wolverine
Party spent the night in tears as the
Central Student Judiciary disquali-
fied them for due to illegal cam-
paigning by the party's campaign
has been cam-
:'' May 1999 by car-
rying a sandwich
campus and giv-
er students gath-
Tsutsumi ered, won the
election with a total of 3,491 votes,
beating out the disqualified Wolver-
ine executive slate of Rory Dia-
mond and Marcy Greenberger, who
came in second. Blue Party candi-
dates Glen Roe and Elise Erickson
finished third, garnering a total of
"My one year of campaigning
paid off. I thought it would happen,
but not this big," Tsutsumi said.
"Four years ago I came to this coun-
try with the belief that I can be any-
thing with hard work and
determination. Today I realized this
"A lot of people have told me its
impossible to accomplish my plat-
form, but one year ago nobody
thought I could win. I believe I can
accomplish anything with the sup-
port of students. I will work harder
as president than I did campaign-
ing," he added.
Vice-presidential victor Jim
Secreto said he had a feeling the
duo would triumph, considering the
feedback the two had received from
"I didn't want to count my chick-
ens before they hatched, but I felt
really good about it. We've never
had an international student or an
independent candidate win the elec-
tion," Secreto said.
Former President Gerald Ford shakes hands with University President Lee Bollinger as Gov. John Engler,
former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and University Provost Nancy Cantor applaud.
School of P~ublic Poliocy
namedafe alum Ford
By Lisa Koivu
July 3, 2000
On June 26, in a trans-Atlantic news conference.held ty
President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony
Blair, the two announced that the majority of the human
genome has been successfully sequenced, a feat that has
been compared to man first walking on the moon.
The biotechnology company Celera Genomics and the
publicly funded Human Genome Project had been in com-
petition for more than two years, as each tried to be the
first to complete the rough draft.
Yet, both Francis Collins, University professor and head
of the Human Genome Project, and Celera Chief Execu-
tive Officer J. Craig Venter joined together at the press
conference to tell the world of their findings.
"Science is a voyage of exploration into the unknown.
We are here today to celebrate a milestone along a truly
unprecedented voyage, this one into ourselves," Collins
said at the press conference.
According to the Human Genome Project, a genomre is
all of the DNA in an organism, including the genes. The
genes carry the proteins that determine what an organism
looks like as well as how well the body is able to fight off
DNA is made up of four chemicals, adenine, thymine,
guanine and cytosine. These chemicals are repeated about
three billion times within the human genome and the order
of the chemicals is extremely important, as it is this order
which makes each person different from the next.
Jack Dixon, Minor J Coon professor and chair of the
biological chemistry division in the Medical School,.com-
pared the lack of information we had prior to the sequenc-
ing to a list of parts needed to build a car.
"Scientists are like mechanics - they must understgpd
how things work. What the genome project provides uSis
all of the parts - a complete list of everything in the car,"
By Yael Kohen
Sixty-five years after Gerald Ford graduated from
the University, the former president returned to
campus yesterday, bringing with him a legacy of
public service as well as friends, family and former
members of his administration.
Ford's experiences and lifetime achievements
were recognized by the University as lie accepted
the honor of having the School of Public Policy
renamed after him.
Despite a stroke suffered while attending the
Republican National Convention in Philadelphia
last month, the fragile Ford mustered up enough
energy to travel to Ann Arbor for the Hill Auditori-
"I'm profoundly grateful," Ford said after a
parade of esteemed state and University officials,
including Gov. John Engler, University President
Lee Bollinger, Public Policy Dean Rebecca Blank
and University Regent Rebecca McGowan, spoke
of the former president's legacy.
Many state politicians were in the audience, and
among the family, friends and some former mem-
bers of his administration who shared in the event
including his wife, Betty, and former Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger, who assured the audience
his warm sentiments described a man he considers
not just an employer but a friend.
Kissinger, as keynote speaker at yesterday's cere-
mony, spoke of Ford's personal qualities as an
attribute in leading the nation during the tumultuous
period after Richard Nixon resigned from office and
in his dealings with the foreign policy conflicts in
the Soviet Union, Middle East and China.
"We have never had a more self-effacing presi-
dent - a president who has thought more of public
service than of himself," Kissinger said.
Bollinger also stressed Ford's strengths as a
leader and mentor for Public Policy students who
will study in the school that bears his name.
"President Ford is known for what is most impor-
tant in public policy - character," Bollinger said,
adding that this quality is an example of the many
ideals that the School of Public Policy hopes to
instill in its students.
Bollinger emphasized the need to carry with the
school the legacy of one of the University's most
President Bill Clinton speaks to Francis Collins, a University
professor and director of the Human Genome Project. *
The University of Michigan, College of LSA presents
Joel D. Blum
John D. MacArthur Professor in Geological Sciences
and Chair, Department of Geological Sciences
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