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TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY: THURSDAY:
Arbor Anecdotes Explained Before You Were Here,
Student elected president amid controversy H

FRIDAY:
The Extremist

OLIDAY CHEER

Despite a controversy that began
last month after photos surfaced that
appeared to show him wearing black
face-paint, junior Josh Weinstein was
elected Princeton University's under-
graduate student government presi-
dent, The Daily Princetonian reported.
The photos, released by an anonymous
source, showed Weinstein in October
2005 wearing a Halloween costume
that consisted of black face-paint and
dark clothing. Weinstein said he was
supposed to be a "shadow" and that his
friends had planned to dress as the Blue
Man Group until they failed to find blue
paint. According to photo captions, how-
ever, he and other students dressed in
a similar fashion were meant to depict
Rick James, Rosa Parks, Nat Turner and
Malcolm X.
Weinstein said that the costume was
not intended to be racist and that the
captions were "attempts at humor."
COLOR ME OFFENDED
A former University of Iowa law pro-
fessor plans to file a Title IX complaint

against the school because the college's
football stadium reserves a pink locker
room for visiting football teams, the
Daily Iowan reported. The professor, Jill
Gaulding, has voiced concerns that the
university decided to keep the pink color
during renovations to Kinnick Stadium
in 2005.
Gaulding and her supporters said the
color is derogatory to women because it
is intended to make the visiting team feel
like "sissies." She started a petition to get
the locker room painted a differentcolor
and so far about 100 people have signed.
The college has not said whether it plans
to repaint the locker room.
NERD ALERT
The University of California at Berke-
ley is the go-to destination for geeks,
according to recruiters from the tele-
vision reality series "Beauty and the
Geek," The Daily Californian reported.
Producers of the program visited Berke-
ley's campus last Monday to find "geeks"
for the next installment of the program.
Dana Tomsic, the show's associate cast-

ing producer, told The Daily Californian
that computer science or physics majors
were perfect for the show because "those
are the people who usually work in labs
and have little time for their social lives."
Tomsic said recruiters would be happy
to find beauties at Berkeley but were
focused on finding geeks because of their
success at Berkeley in the past.
BLAME CANADA
More than 400 students have been
banned from attending classes at the Uni-
versity of Southern Maine because they
have not been vaccinated for mumps, The
Associated Press reported. According to
a school spokesperson, about 20 of the
students refused the vaccination based
on ethical or religious grounds. Maine
is currently experiencing a mumps out-
break suspected to be linked to a concert
by a Canadian rock band in the Portland
area. A member of the band came down
with a mumps infection and the state's
first two confirmed cases attended the
concert.
KAREYQUARTON

George Thompson of Ypsilanti conducts Tuba
Christmas, a nationwide holiday celebration,
near Nickel's Arcade yesterday.

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CRIME NOTES
Gym bag stolen Dogs let off
from CCRB of leashes

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Joint orchestra Main St.

WHERE: Central Campus Rec-
reation Building
WHEN: Friday at about 9:15
p,m.
WHAT: A gym bag was sto-
len near the basketball courts
in the CCRB, the Department
of Public Safety reported.
Inside the University stu-
dent's bag was his Blackberry,
valued at about $150. Police
have no suspects.
Unattended
backpack looted
WHERE: Shapiro Undergradu-
ate Library
WHEN: Friday at about 4 p.m.
WHAT: Two calculators and
a digital camera were stolen
from a University student's
backpack left unattended
in an UGLi computer lab
between 1:30 and 2 a.m., DPS
reported. The stolen goods
were valued at about $470.

WHERE: Nichols Arboretum
WHEN: Saturday at about 10:50
a.m.
WHAT: A University staff
member called to inform
police there were dogs with-
out their leashes playing in
the Arb, DPS reported. An
officer checked the area and
found no violations of the
ordinance, as all dogs were
leashed.

concert
WHAT: A lecture by two Uni-
versity professors followed by
a free performance by the Uni-
versity Symphony Orchestra
and University Philharmonia
Orchestra.
WHO: University Symphony
Orchestra and University Phil-
harmonia Orchestra
WHEN: Today at 7:15 p.m.
(lecture) and 8 p.m. (concert)
WHERE: Hill Auditorium

Meeting about
gender issues
WHAT: A meeting and dis-
cussion of Gender Explorers,
which is a social and support
group for students who are
transgender, transsexual or
transgress gender binaries.
WHO: Office of Lesbian Gay
Bisexual and Transgender
Affairs
WHEN: Today at8 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
Room 3200
CORRECTIONS
* An article in Wednesday's
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that Muhammad Yunus is
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An Australian firm that
trains Santa Clauses alleg-
edly told recruits not to
say "ho, ho, ho," because it
denotes American slang for
prostitutes, The Daily Tele-
graph reported. Two would-
be Santas have reportedly
quit because of the limitation.
On Friday night, Michi-
gan volleyball senior
Lyndsay Miller moved
into first place on the Wol-
verine s career block list.
The co-captain's three
blocks put her at 473. >FOR
MORE, SEE PAGE 1B
A Pennsylvania man
who lived after being
hit by a car traveling at
70 mph will be in the 2008
Guinness Book of World
Records, The Associated
Press reported. He holds the
record for the "Greatest Dis-
tance Thrown in a Car Acci-
dent" at 118 feet.

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Eight students Rock band
given MINs
performance
WHERE: Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall WHAT: The "down-home
WHEN: Sunday at about 1:30 funkgrass" southeastern
a.m. Michigan band Black Forty
WHAT: Eight students were will have a performance.
cited with minors in posses- Its sound can be compared
sion of alcohol in Markley early to Dave Matthews Band or
Sunday morning, DPS report- Phish. Tickets cost $11.
ed. A student called to inform WHO: Black Forty
police there was underaged WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
drinking going on. WHERE: The Ark, 316 S.

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