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The evolution of the Trotter Center

Since ics founding in early
1970s, the William Monroe
Trotter Multicultural Center on
Washtenaw Avenue baa expand-
ed to provide resources and
support for numerous student
groups. Sue when the center first
opened in October of 1972 under
the name "Slack Center," it was
charged with a very specific mis-
sion - as a dedicated space for
black students, faculty and staff.
The center grew out of
demands during on-campus pro-
tests in 1970 by the Slack Action
Movement, which had the prin-
ciple goal of increasing minority
enrollment in the University. At
the time, black students made up
less than 5 percent of the student
body.
In March of 0970, after the

University's Board of Regents
didn't comply with a list of
demands, SAM leaders led an
eight-day long strike, shut-
ting down the Residential Col-
lege and School of Social Work
and causing attendance in LSA
classes to drop by an estimated
7S percent.
It was in this context that the
"Slack Center" was established.
At about the same time, the Uni-
versity made other efforts to
address the concerns raised dur-
ing the Slack Action Movement
strike, including adding cultural
lounges and improving racial
sensitivity training in the resi-
dence halls.
.The first home of the center
was on South University Ave-
nue, where the School of Social

Work now stands. The center,
which now takes its name from
political activist William Mon-
roe Trotter, was relocated to its
current home on Washtenaw
Avenue after its first building
burned down.
On 1981, the center's focus was
broadened to include support
and resources for all University
students, regardless of race or
ethnicity. The center's current
mission statement reflects this
new objective.
"Through our programs and
services that foster community
development, leadership, learn-
ing, and a commitment to social
justice, we endeavor to create a
campus inclusive of all students,"
the statement reads.
PHILIP GUICHELAAR

The William H. Trotter Malticultural Center on Washtenaw Avenue.
The center was first founded in the earlyl1970s as a resoarce for block
students, facalty and staff.

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CRIME NOTES
$500 in clothing am. Tuesday.
stolen from dorm Bag taken

WHERE: Bursley Hall
WHEN: Monday at about 8:30
p.m.
WHAT: More than $500 in
clothing was stolen from the
room of two female students,
University Police reported.
The items, which included a
Juicy jacket, silk dressjeans
and sweatshirts, were stolen
sometime early Friday morning.
Police have a suspect in the case.

during race

ICAMPUS EVENTS &NOTES ,
Xbox 360 discussion.
e3 0 WHO: Sexual Assault and
cleetour WHEN: Today from 3 p.m. groups sued the federal
to 4 p.m. I government yesterday to
WHAT: A video game tour WHERE: Rackham Audi- have the' wolverine added to
featuring the newest tech- torium the Rndangered Species list.
nologies in gaming and digi- The wolverine was denied pro-
tal music.tet.niMacbeaslrg
WHO: University Unions Rosh Hashanah teioinMrhcuslag
Arts and Programs numbers of the species still
WHEN: Today from 11:00 exist in portions of Canada.
a 1. o4.p.m. services
WHERE: Michigan UnionNainly th avr
Underground WHAT: Services for the 7 atepioaly, hth aer

Leak shorts
transformer

WHERE: Michigan Stadium
WHEN: Monday at 12:45 p.m.
WHAT: A female student
reported that her bag contain-
log a Rodak cameradebit card
and check book was stolen
from the stadium's stands dur-
ing the "Big Heart, Big House"
race, University Police report-
ed. The items were valued at
$340. Police have no suspects.
Bathrooms
vandalized
WHERE: Hutchins Hall
WHEN: Monday at about 11 a.m.
WHAT: Two eyes were drawn
in black marker above the
men's room urinal as well as
on a stall in the women's room,
University Police reported.

WHERE: Medical Science
Research BuildingoII
WHEN: Monday at about 10 p.m.
WHAT: Rain water leaked
onto the building's transformer
causing it to blow out, Univer-
sity Police reported. The build-
ing lost power between about
10 p.m. Monday nightand 1:45

Lecture on
sexual violence
on campus
WHAT: Samara Wickliffe
jof the Sexual Assault and
Prevention Awareness Center
Advocate will discuss sexual
violence on campus. After
a video explainingosurvi-
vor reactions in screened, a
panel of University staff and
,student s~u rvjyorsgjl l ost a

Jewish noliuay willbegin ans9
am. and continue throughout
the day.
WHO: Hillel
WHEN: Today at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Hillel
CORRECTIONS
*An article on yesterday's
Daily (A new hip-hop take
on theater) misidentified the
author. It was written by
Rlise Wanger.
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