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2A - Thursday, October 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

Bo's right-hand woman

Schembechler Hall displays
the University's rich football
past, and honors the great coach
from whom it gets its name.
In addition to the vintage jer-
seys, helmets and antique photos
that line its walls, Schembechler
Hall houses a living testament to
Bo - Mary Passink, Bo's long-
time secretary.
Bo hired Passink as the Assis-
tant Coach Secretary in 1979. She
remained in that position until
1995 when she was promoted to
her current position as the Senior
Administrative Assistant to the
Head Coach and Recruiting.
Passink mainly works with
recruiting football players.
"I help out with coaches on
the road, send out mailings to
high school recruits, and plan
their stay when they come to
visit," she said.

Passink also heads a group of
student volunteer interns that
help out on game days.
When meeting new athletes,
Passink looks for specific char-
acteristics that University play-
ers must embody.
"They have to love sports, be
here for the right reasons, have
good grades, and be depend-
able," she said.
And meeting these students is
exactly why Passink does what
she does.
"My favorite part of the job,"
Passink said, "is meeting stu-
dent-athletes as high school stu-
depts and watching them leave
with their diplomas."
Passink has developed rela-
tionships with many of the play-
ers and loves to stay in touch with
them after they leave, including
those who continue playing in

the NFL.
Another important relation-
ship that Passink gained from
her career was that with Bo
Schembechler.
Not many people are pleased to
hear their boss scream their name,
but what Passink misses the most
is when Bo would yell "Mary!"
from his desk.
"Bo was a lot of fun. He was a
great storyteller and had a great
sense of humor. He never forgot
a name - he had a great knack for
that," Passink recalled.
Their time workingtogether cre-
ated many cherished memories for
Passink. So many, in fact, that she
could not single out her fondest.
"There's so many," she said.
"Every day was just a great mem-
ory. There was always a smile on
his face."
LARA ZADE

CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Tire slashed at Two cars bump, LGBTA faculty
Palmer Drive no damage done reception

structure
WHERE: Palmer Drive park-
ing structure, 200 Washtenaw
Avenue
WHEN: Tuesday at about 4:30
p.m.
WHAT: A car tire was slashed
in the Palmer Drive structure,
University Police reported.
Police have no suspects.
Scooter ignition
damaged
WHERE: Medical Inn, 1501
Catherine Street
WHEN: Tuesday at about 8:40
a.m.
WHAT: The ignition on a
scooter was damaged by an
unknown individual trying
to start it, University Police
reported. Police have no sus-
pects.

WHERE: Lot M-71,1520 Fuller
Road
WHEN: Tuesday at about 6
a.m.
WHAT: Two cars were
involved in a minor fender
bender, University Police
reported. Both cars suffered
only minor damage. No one
was injured in the accident.

WHAT: An annual reception
and meeting for faculty and
deans about LGBTA issues.
WHO: Lesbian Gay Bisexual
Transgender Faculty Alliance
WHEN: Today from 5 to 7
p.m.
WHERE: East Conference
Room, Rackham Graduate
School

Career panel
WHAT: A panel about
international environmental
careers.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1040, Dana
Natural Resources Building
Nourish lunch
WHAT: An all-you-can-eat
lunch of rice, beans and bread
for $3.
WHO: Nourish International
WHEN: Today from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Angell Hall lobby
CORRECTIONS
* A story in yesterday's
Daily (In Halloween garb,
MSA passes stem cell reso-
lution) misidentified Tim
Hull, chair of the Re-orga-
nization Select Committee.
. Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-
tions@michigandaily.com.

ZACHARY MEISNER/Daily
Mary Passink, the longtime secretary
to Michigan football coach Bo schem-
bechler, is a familiar face at Schem-
bechler Hall. She now works with
recruiting efforts for the football team.
1 A New York-based import
company this fall will
launched a line of Italian
wines inspired by the HBO
series "The Sopranos," Reuters
reported.
In 2001, New York Daily
News reporter and Michi-
gan alum Erin Einhorn
traveled to Poland to find the
story of her mother's survival
of the Holocaust. The trip led
her to write her first book.
the memoir "The Pages in
Between: A Holocaust Legacy
of Two Families, One Home."
"FOR MORE, SEE THE BSIDE, PAGE1B
3 A study conducted by
researchers in Florida
found that drugstores in
the poorest areas charge more,
on average, for four widely used
prescription medications than
pharmacies in wealthier neigh-
borhoods do, Reuters Health
reported.

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Cooler reporte Play on Hip Hop,
stolen, found to Latino culture
WHAT: A bilingual play
be false alarm titled ";REPRESENTA!"

WHERE: Cardiovascular Cen-
ter, 1425 Ann Street
WHEN: Tuesday at about 2
p.m.
WHAT: An unattended water
cooler was reported stolen but
was found later, University
Police reported.

about U.S. immigration and
Latino identity. The spoken
word play includes both Eng-
lish and Spanish.
WHO: MCHANGE
WHEN: Tonight from 7 to
9:30 p.m.
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Hall

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