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2A - Thursday, December 7, 2006

MONDAY:
Ten Spot

TUESDAY:
Arbor Anecdotes

WEDNESDAY:
University Jobs

FRIDAY:
Before You Were Here

Why doesn't the University
have snow days?
Hint: It's not because of a lawsuit

The chances that your exam will be post-
poned due to a blizzard are slim. The Univer-
sity has not canceled classes for inclement
weather in 28 years.
But contrary to campus legend, there is no
policy forbidding the University from cancel-
ling classes.
The myth that classes can't be canceled
because a distraught Law School student sued
the University for a day's tuition following
a snow day in the 1970s is unfounded, said
Dave Reid, the University's director of human
resources communications.
"Although there has been a long-stand-
ing rumor about such a suit, the University's
Office of the General Counsel has not found
record of it," he said.
The decision to cancel classes ultimately
rests with University President Mary Sue
Coleman or an appointed representative.
Because the University is a primarily resi-
dential campus, it can often stay open when
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

commuter campuses cannot. Paul Courant,
then the University's provost, told the Uni-
versity Record in last year that the University
would remain open expectin severe emergen-
cies because it has a responsibility to students
for daily services.
The most recent weather-related closure
was for two days in January 1978 when the
area was blanketed with 19 inches of snow.
The Michigan Daily reported at the time that
students threw an outdoor beach party and
spent the day lounging in snowdrifts while
the theme to "Endless Summer" blared in the
background.
The University has closed two other times
in its history for weather - for one day in 1945
and in 1974.
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CRIME NOTES
Roommate
scuffle leads to
ER visit
WHERE: Alice Lloyd Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about
8:30 p.m.
WHAT: Two roommates
were involved in a fight
that resulted in one being
arrested for assault and
another being taken to the
University Hospital emer-
gency room, the Depart-
ment of Public Safety
reported. The incident is
under investigation.
Patient kicks
cop in groin
WHERE: University Hos-
pital

WHEN: Tuesday at about
1:30 p.m.
WHAT: A 15-year-old
patient at the University
Hospital kicked a campus
police officer in the groin,
DPS reported. The officer
was trying to restrain the
patient after he threatened
hospital staff members.
The confrontation be-
gan when the mother of
the patient was trying to
remove her son from the
hospital against medical
advice.
At about 8:30 p.m., the
mother assaulted a hos-
pital security officer after
she tried to remove her
son again. The officer was
treated for injuries sustained
during the assault, and a
warrant has been issued
against the mother for ag-
gravated assault.

Lecture on
gender, alcohol
and medicine
WHAT: A lecture on how
gender shapes our ideas
about drinking and alcohol-
ism
WHO: History Prof.
Michelle McClellan
WHEN: Today from noon
to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lane Hall, room
2239
Open skate with
hockey team
WHAT: An open skate with
members of the Michigan
hockey team to raise money
for the Make-a-Wish Foun-
dation
WHO: The Michigan Hock-

ey team
WHEN: Today from 8 to 10
p.m.
WHERE: Yost Ice Arena
Meeting of
Asian American
organizations
WHAT: An event to bring
together the 37 Asian Amer-
ican undergraduate organi-
zations on campus
WHO: United Asian Ameri-
can Organizations
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: South Quad
Residence Hall, Ambatana
Lounge
CORRECTIONS
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Everything you need to
know about love: Mistletoe,
the popular holiday plant
under which couples traditional-
ly smooch, is actually a parasitic
plant. That means mistletoe will
harm other plants by using their
water and nutrients.
Mary Cheney, daughter
of Vice President Dick
Cheney, is pregnant. The
news istroublingtosome conser-
vatives who don't support same-
sex couples having children.
Former Russian spy Alex-
ander Litvinenko, who died
recently from poisoning,
lost the hair on his head from the
radiation, but not his eyebrows.
This is because radiation affects
the fast-growing hair follicle
cells on the top of the head more
than the slower-growing hair in
the eyebrows.

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