2A - Monday, January 28, 2008
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Before You Were Here
A YouTube education
YouTube.com has become the
medium for academia. Many col:
are setting up individual "chan
on YouTube, and professors are
cast and crew, the Chronicle of Hi
The University of Californi
Berkeley was the first to post
clips of class lectures and demor
tions on the site. They were follc
by VanderbiltUniversity,the Univ
ty of Southern California and Ur
sity of New South Wales in Austr.
The online videos can be anywt
from one to two minute clips or e:
classes of two to three hours. You'
clips have become hugely pop
some videos on Berkeley's cha
have more viewers - nearing 10
hits - than many pop culture v
FIGHTING FINANCIAL WOE
Despite years of decreasing er
ment and increasing financial de
the College of Santa Fe Board of T
ees decided Friday not to decls
spill at Hill
WHERE: Hill Auditorium
WHEN: Saturdayat about 10
WHAT: A University staff
member fell at Hill Audi-
torium, the Department of
Public Safety reported. She
was taken to the University
hospital by friends.
WHERE: 906 S. University Ave.
WHEN:Yesterday at about 2:50
WHAT: A student was issued
an minor in possession cita-
tion at Martha Cook, DPS
reported. The student was
taken to the University Hos-
pital for treatment.
financial state of emergency, the Santa
Fe New Mexican reported.
The declaration would have allowed
them to fire tenured faculty members,
but the Board of Trustees decided
that the measures for avoiding a crisis
already beingtaken would suffice.
Already, the college had been lay-
ing off faculty members, eliminating
under-enrolled programs and reduc-
ing funds for operating costs.
ADVENTURE WRITING 101
Hamilton College History Prof.
Maurice Isserman offers a seminar
on Adventure Writing - a course that
provides part adventure, part writing
to first-year students, the Chronicle
Before the year begins, students
have the option to travel with Isser-
man on a four day "adventure" to an
isolated lake in the northern Adiron-
dacks. The students keep detailed
journal entries and then use them
throughoutthe course in the fall.
Isserman said the trip brings stu-
dents together on a closer emotional
level, easing their transition into col-
lege and improvingtheir writing.
Wyoming Gov. David Freudenthal
defended the University of Wyoming's
academic freedom policies against
angry lawmakers on Friday, the
Casper-Star Tribune reported.
Lawmakers rejected a $500,000
budget increase to the University of
Wyoming's Ruckelshaus Institute of
Environment and Natural Resources.
The lawmakers fired back against a
University report attacking a methane
recovery method in Wyoming. Freu-
denthal encouraged the University to
promote an environment where even
controversial ideas can be expressed
without fear of political retaliation.
Wyoming Rep. Frank Philp, (R-
Shoshoni), Joint Appropriations Com-
mittee co-chairman, said the money
wasn't entirely off the table.
LSA sophomore Atari Burutolu stands outside Pot-
belly Sandwich Works on State Street on Saturday,
collecting coins for Alternative Spring Break.
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
West Quad fire Talk on politics,
extinguisher ethics and
WHERE: 541 Thompson Street
WHEN: Saturday at about 10
WHAT: A fire extinguisher
was stolen from West Quad,
DPS reported. The fire extin-
guisher was valued at $35.
Police have no suspects.
seek culprit in
WHERE: Mary Markley Resi-
WHEN: Friday at about 8 a.m.
WHAT: An unknown subject
used a University copier to
make 11,000 copies of personal
material, DPS reported. The
copies were made between Jan-
uary 1and Jan. 21. The case is
currently under investigation.
WHAT: A talk by Harvard
University Prof. J. Bryan
Hehir about the ethical impli-
cations for citizens involved in
politics and elections
WHO: Ford School of Public
WHEN: Today at 4p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall, Annen-
bergAuditorium, Room 1120
WHAT: A screening of
Charles Burnett's award-win-
ning film about the lives of
African-Americans in East Los
Angeles in the mid-1970s
WHO: Black Humanities Col-
WHEN: Today from 7 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Theatre
WHAT: Dr. Zhe-xi Luo, asso-
ciate director of Science at the
Carnegie Museum of Natural
History in Pittsburgh, will
deliver a lecture looking at
early life in China up until the
origins of mammals
WHO: Center for Chinese
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Graduate
. An article in Friday's edi-
tion of the Daily (Two events,
two views), reported there were
20 attendees at the candlelight
vigil. Estimates varied, but
there were at least 100 people
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Former Indonesian dicta-
tor Suharto died yesterday,
CNN reported. Suharto
leaves behind an ambivalent
legacy, known both as "the
smiling general" and a corrupt
Cold War leader responsible
for the death of thousands.
Director Paul Thomas
Anderson's "There Will
Be Blood," starring Dan-
iel Day-Lewis, opened at the
State Theater on Friday. The
film received eight Academy
Award nominations, includ-
ing one for Best Picture.
>>FOR MORE, SEE ARTS, PAGE 5A
Miss Michigan Kirsten
Haglund, of Farmington
Hills, was crowned Miss
America 2008 Saturday, The
Associated Press reported.
Haglund, a music student at
the University of Cincinnati,
beat out Miss Indiana and
Miss Washington for the vic-
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