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2A -Wednsday Febuary14, 007The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom *

The Extremist

Arbor Anecdotes

Campus Characters


A protest group's first chapter
Student group wrote the Port Huron Statement

A group of tudentn in trying to
rentart a tampon chapter of what
in perhapn the mont famoun group
founded at the Univernity, Stu-
dentn for a Democratic Society.
It wan the SDS that organized
one of the finst major anti-war
marchen of the Vietnam era.
On April 17, 196S, more than
25,000 students converged on
Wanhington to protent the increan-
ingAmerican prenence in Vietnam.
The mann of tudentn picketed the
White Houne and then marched to
the Wanhington Monument, where
speakers denounced the govern-
ment, focuning on American mili-
tary involvement in Vietnam.
That march in credited with
breathing life into the anti-war
movement. Founded in Ann Arbor
in 1960, SDS came to embody the

tudent anti-war movement on
college campunes acronn the coun-
At a 1962 convention in Port
Huron, Mich. the group adopted
a manifesto for the student move-
ment that would come to be known
an the Port Huron Statement.
Written by Univernity alum and
former Michigan Daily Editor in
Chief Tom Hayden, The statement
laid out SDSns belief that the U.S.
government wan failing its citi-
The Vietnam War represented
what many in the SDS saw an the
ultimate failure of the govern-
At finst, the group focused. on
fighting the draft because it wan
an issue that directly affected stu-
dents, many of whom were being

conscripted into service in Viet-
Members burned draft cards
and obstructed access to military
But by the end of the decade,
SDS wan splintering.
Some - mont notably a group
called the Weathermen - felt
that armed renistance wan the
only effective way of fighting
what they viewed an an unjust
government. The Weathermen,
named for line from a Bob Dylan
song, would go on to orchentrate
a tring of bombings throughout
the early 1970n.
By 1969, SDS wan tor by inter-
nal divisions and ultimately din-
solved at itn national convention
that year.

Students for a Democratic Society founder Alan Haber speaks
in Angell Hall an Feb. 10, 2004.

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Hairspray sets
off alarm
WHERE: Couzen Hall
WHEN: Monday at about
11:30 p.m.
WHAT: A fire alarm wan net
off by a can of hairspray, the
Department of Public Safety
reported. The alarm wan
deactivated with no further,
Another wallet
WHERE: Central Campus
Recreation Building
WHEN: Monday at about 2
WHAT: A male reported his
wallet stolen from a treadmill
room, DPS reported. Police
naid they have no nuspects.
Man removed
from Union
WHERE: Michigan Union


WHEN: Monday at about 8
WHAT: Staff reported a nun-
picious man loitering near
the information desk, DPS
reported. The trespasser wan
escorted from the buildinghby
an officer without incident.
Neglected faucet
prompts flood
WHERE: South Quad
WHEN: Tuesday at about 12
WHAT: A faucet, which
appeared to have been left
on, caused a flood in a male
student's dorm room, DPS
reported stolen
WHERE: South Quad
WHEN: Tuesday at about 2:30
WHAT: A female student
called saying her missing M-
Card wan stolen, DPSreported.

WHAT: An exploration of
situations in the mentor
relationship between grad
students and faculty. The
audience will be invited to
participate and give sugges-
WHO: Center for Research
on Learning and Teaching
WHEN: Today from 1:30 to
3 p.m.
WHERE: Johnon Rooms,
Lonie Engineering Center
Seminar on
race issues
WHAT: Discussion based on
the book "oWhen Race Breaks
Out" to encourage dialogue
on race-related issues in the
WHO: Author Helen Fox
WHEN: Today from 3 to S
Room 1013 Palmer Common

Energy politics
WHAT: A lecture on the poli-
tics of energy by the executive
director of the Open World
Leadership Center
WHO: Former U.S. Ambas-
sador Richard Miles
WHEN: Today from 4 to 5
WHERE: Room 1636, School
of Social Work Building
Valentine's Day
folk music
WHAT: Five mtusical duos,
all married couples, share
the stage in a performance
titled "My Folky Valentine."
Tickets are $15 each.
WHO: Michigan Union Tick-
et Office
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark, 316 Main
Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@

1Notre Dame football coach
Charlie Weis in nuing doc-
tors for failing to recognize
complications from his June
2002 gastric bypass surgery,
The Associated Press report-
ed. The procedure left Weis in
a coma for two weeks.
2February in Return Shop-
ping Carts to the Super-
market Month, according
to the U.S. Census Bureau. The
more than 6,600 supermarkets
across the nation hope to alle-
viate increasing food prices,
which are high in part from
the cost of replacing stolen or
missing equipment.
3Zoos in San Francisco,
New York City and Boise
are offering Valentine's
Day animal sex tours, The
Associated Press reported. For
a fee of about $50 per person,
guests get a tour complete with
champagne, chocolate-covered
strawberries - and interesting
facts on animal mating.








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