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2 - Friday, November 9, 2007

When Ann Arbor freezes over

Some students may have been class.
cold this week when the tempera- That day, The Michigan Daily
ture dipped into the 30s, but on printed a weather forecast predict-
Jan. 19, 1994, University students ing alow of -2 degrees, 20 degrees
had to deal with temperatures warmer than the eventual out-
more than 50 degrees lower. come.
On that fateful, bitter day, the The day came in the midst of a
temperature reached a low of -22 brutal cold and snow streak, with
degrees Fahrenheit, according to predicted lows dipping well below
the National Weather Service. It zero in the days preceding and fol-
was the coldest day in the history lowing the record-breaking cold.
of the University. "It's snowing constantly," then-
The wind chill factor that day LSA sophomore Reggie Kim told
reached epic proportions, driving the Daily at the time. "I think I got
the temperature down to a 2 a.m. frostbite on my forehead."
low of -61 degrees. Forehead frostbite should have
The University of Michigan been the least of students' wor-
didn't cancel classes that day, even ries. Not only were off-campus
though Michigan State University apartments plagued with frozen
did. pipes, but the American Auto
Walter Harrison, then the Uni- Association of Michigan said that
versity's vice president of univer- it was expecting 35,000 calls for
sity relations, told instructors to help from stranded drivers on the
be lenient on students who decided snow-covered road.
not to brave the cold and skipped There was a glut of ice-related

injuries during the cold spell,
mostly due to Ann Arborites slip-
ping and falling all over the frozen
sidewalks.
"I slip and slide around a lot,"
then-LSA sophomore Ugene Chung
said. "Earlier, I slipped and fell. My
whole calf is all scabbed over."
Luckily for current students, a
low of 22 degrees was an extreme
anomaly. The average temperature
in January is 17 degrees, according
to the National Weather Service.
And if those winter blues start to
catch up with you and you feel like
whining about the cold, remem-
ber the story of poor students like
Chris Finelli, then a first-year
School of Natural Resources and
Environment student.
on that brisk January day, Finel-
li had to trek from Alice Lloyd Hall
to the Natural Science Building for
an 8 a.m. class.
JILLIANBERMAN

Although winter in Michigan is always cold, like on this day in
December 2002, it has never been quite as frigid as it was on
Jan. 19, 1994, when the mercury dropped to 22 degrees below
zero and -61 with wind chill.

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CRIME NOTES
Streakers strike
in East Quad
WHERE: East Quad
WHEN: Yesterday at about
12:50 a.m.
WHAT: A student called to
report that three male stu-
dents ran naked down the hall
in the direction of the men's
bathroom, the Department of
Public Safety reported.
'U' employee
caught cheating
with charge card
WHERE: School of Dentistry
WHEN: Wednesday at about
3:25 p.m.
WHAT: A former Univer-
sity employee is suspected
of embezzling money using a
University credit card, DPS
reported. The employee has
since been fired, but police
could not say if it was related
to her credit card use.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Man arrested
after tucking
gun in pants
WHERE: Mott Children's and
Women's Hospital
WHEN: Wednesday at about
11:55 p.m.
WHAT: A man in a hospital
waiting room was arrested on
a weapons violation after he
was seen carrying a gun, DPS
reported. The man was caught
after a hospital staffer staff
member saw a gun fall to the
floor and the man return it to
the waistband of his pants.
Office supplies
disappear
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Wednesday at about
4:30 p.m.
WHAT: A sticky note holder
and a pair of scissors are sus-
pected stolen from the Univer-
sity Hospital, DPS reported.

Lecture by
ACLU president
WHAT: A talk by Nadine
Strossen, the president of
the American Civil Liberties
Union, for the 17th annual
Davis, Markert, Nickerson
Lecture on.Academic and
Intellectual Freedom
WHO: University Senate
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: 100 Hutchins Hall
Talk on college
admissions
WHAT: A lecture by New
York University Prof. Mitch-
ell Stevens about the way
holistic admissions gives
preference to wealthy, privi-
leged students
WHO: Interdisciplinary
Committee on Organization-
al Studies
WHEN: Today at11:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 4212, School
of Education Building

Celebration of
Diwali
WHAT: A show featuring
dance, drama and music fol-
lowed by dinner and dancing
in honor of the Indian holiday
WHO: Indian Student Asso-
ciation
WHEN: Today from 6:30to
11 p.m.
WHERE: Great Lakes Room,
Palmer Commons
Production of
La Boheme
WHAT: A production of the
Puccini opera
WHO: University Opera
Theatre
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Power Center
CORRECTIONS
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The Consumer Product
SafetyCommissionrecalled
a toy called Aqua Dots yes-
terday after it was discovered
that the Chinese-made toy con-
tained the date-rape drug GHB,
The Associated Press reported.
A student at Heidelberg
College was named the
safety service director of
Lorain, Ohio after spending
just one month as an intern,
The Associated Press reported.
He got the $7,500-per-month
job after the mayor's first two
choices turned it down.
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This weekend is the only
weekend this fall when the
Michigan football, men's
basketball and hockeyteams will
play regular-season games. The
Michigan football team plays
at Wisconsin tomorrow while
Radford and Brown visit Crisler
Arena for basketballgames today
and Sunday and Alaska visits for
a two-game hockey series today
and tomorrow.

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