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N ew s The Michigan Daly - michigandaily.com

RECYCLED ART WHY DOESN'T THE UNIVERSITY HAVE A JOURNALISM SCHOOL?
The writing on the wall

The University launched the both in print journalism and broad-
nation's first newspaper-writing casting, were basically saying what
course when it created a "Rapid they wanted were students who
Writing" class in 1890. Having had very good training in the liber-
started such a trend, it's a bit sur- al arts," she said. "They were more
prising that the University doesn't interested in students who knew
have a journalism program. how to think critically, who could
Until 1994, though, the Univer- write well, who had good analyti-
sity did offer a journalism major. cal skills."
Created in 1929, the University's Douglas also said the job market
journalism department operated was poor when the program was
as its own program until the 1980s cut.
when it merged with what is now "By the mid-1990s, journalism
the Communication Studies pro- programs - this includes schools
gram. and departments - were graduat-
Susan Douglas, chair of the ing 10 students for every one job
Communications Studies depart- that was available," said Doug-
ment, said the move was a result of las, who wasn't at the Univer-
industry insiders wanting gradu- sity at the time. "It was becoming
ates to have a broader focus than very problematic for institutions,
just journalism. unless they had the top-ranked
"Editors and news managers, journalism program in the coun-
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

CLIF REEDER/ Daily
College of Engineering sophomore Adrian Choy and LSA
sophomore Sam Shingledecker work on a recycled art
piece for Environmental Philanthropy Day as part of this
week's Homecoming festivities.

CRIME NOTES

Student takes
spill down stairs
WHERE: Hutchins Hall
WHEN: Wednesday at about
2:30 p.m.
WHAT: A female student
was walking down the stairs
backwards and missed a step,
causing her to tumble down the
stairs, University Police report-
ed. Though she complained of
an injury to her right ankle, the
she refused medical assistance.

on Wednesday. The projector
was valued at over $2,000 and
police have no suspects.
Mirror broken
WHERE: Haven Hall
WHEN: Thursday at about 4
a.m.
WHAT: A mirror and a soap
dispenser were damaged in the
ground-floor men's bathroom
between 3 and 4 a.m., Univer-
sity police reported. No other
damage was reported and
police have no suspects.

Homecoming
carnival, rally
WHAT: A carnival with
games, live music, prizes and
free food. A pep rally will
begin at 9 p.m.
WHO: Michigan Student
Assembly
WHEN: Tonight from 6p.m
to 10 p.m.
WHERE: the Diag
Homecoming

Chesebrough Auditorium
UMix late night
WHAT: Activities include
a hypnotist, a performance
by the Witt's End Comedy
troupe and a showing ofthe
Pixar movie WALL-E.
WHO: University Unions
Arts and Programs
WHEN: Tonight from 10
p.m. to 2 a.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
CORRECTIONS
. An article in yesterday's
edition of the Daily (Alco-
hol violations down, report
says) said 930 alcohol viola-
tions were reported to the
Office of Student Conflict
Resolution in 2006. The
University has since cor-
rected the statistic to 765
violations.
Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
michigandaily.com.

try, to offer these kind of courses,
because they were settingstudents
up for a particular vocation that
was drying up."
CommunicationslecturerAntho-
ny Collings said that although the
University doesn't offer a journal-
ism program anymore, there are
still several ways to prepare for a
career in journalism.
Collings recommended activi-
ties like The Michigan Daily and
WOLV-TV to students looking to
learn more about print and broad-
cast journalism. Collings, a jour-
nalist for 34 years with CNN, The
Wall Street Journal, Newsweek
and the AP, said the Communica-
tion Studies department also offers
several classes taughtby practicing
and former journalists.
KYLE SWANSON
T HR EE T HINGS YOU
SHOULD KNOW TODAY
Yesterday, Playboy maga-
zine announced it is plan-
ning a "Women of Wall
Street" issue. The magazine
is now looking for current and
laid-off financial company
employees for its February
2009 issue.
2005 study found that
5.6 percent of undergrad-
uates and 10.5 percent
of graduate students at the
University do not have health
insurance.
"FOR MORE, SEE OPINION PAGE 4
3 Hotel guests checking
in at the Mfuwe Lodge
in Zambia often get a shock
when a family of elephants
strolls through the lobby every
fall, the Daily Mail reported.
The elephants regularly cut
through the hotel to reach
nearby mango trees.

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Projector pilfered f week lecture

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WHERE: Medical Science
Building II, 1137 Catherine
Street
WHEN: Wednesday at about
8 a.m.
WHAT: A University owned
projector was stolen from the
Medical Science Unit, Uni-
versity police reported. It was
stolen some time between 8
p.m. last Tuesday and 6 a.m.

investigated
WHERE: Duderstadt Center
WHEN: Wednesday at around
9:30 a.m.
WHAT: An employee was
under investigation for tak-
ing more than $150 from the
MuGo cafe, University police
reported.

WHAT: Sue Cischke, the
Senior Vice President of Sus-
tainability, Environment and
Safety Engineering at Ford
Motor Company, will give the
Homecoming Week. A recep-
tionwill follow.
WHO: School of Natural
Resources and Environment
WHEN: Today from 3 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Crisler Center,

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