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(Left) "Bedroom" set up at the C.C. Little bus stop Thursday. There was no apparent person or group behind the installation.
(ANNA BAKEMAN/Daily) (Right) Pillars outside the Ross School of Business. (SAM WOLSON/Daily)
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Suspects dine Embezzlement
in, walk out investigation
Talk on sex and Faculty dance
WHERE: Nick's Cafe, North
Ingalls Building, 300 Ingalls
WHEN: Wednesday at about
WHAT: Three unidentified
suspects dined in at Nick's Cafe
and left without paying. Police
arrived after the suspects left
the area .
WHERE: Wolverine Towers,
3001 State Street
WHEN: Wednesday at about
WHAT: An investigation is
underway about a male staff
member of Wolverine Towers
who is accused of misusing his
departmental purchase card.
The monetary amount is $500.
Equipment . .
damed n Theft in hospital
WHAT: A two-day sexual
health lecture that will fea-
ture local experts in the fields
of sexual health and relation-
ships. Topics tobe discussed
are relationships, communica-
tion, sexual heath and sex.
WHO: University Health
WHEN: Today from 1 p.m. to
WHERE: Colloquium, Ter-
race, Room 3048, and Atrium,
Ann Arbor Folk
WHAT: This 32nd folk festi-
val with traditional and con-
temporary artists. The festival
will continue on Saturday
night, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
WHO: Michigan Union Tick-
et Office and the Ark
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium
WHAT: Faculty will perform
a revival of modern dance
classics and new creations.
WHO: University Dance
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Power Center
Talk on space
WHAT: James Webb of the
Laboratory will present a lec-
ture about the progress of the
James Webb Space Telescope.
WHO: Department of Dance
WHEN: Today at 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Studio A, Dance
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Swiss police located a
marijuana field near Zur-
ich by using Google Earth,
The Associated Press report-
ed. The plantation, measuring
almost two acres, was masked
inside of a cornfield. The find
was part of a larger search
that included the arrest of 16
The U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives is currently con-
sidering the Great Lakes
Water Protection Act, which
would commit more than $20
billion over the next fiveyears to
contribute to the long-term sus-
tainability of the Great Lakes
A 17-year-old boy from
hand and leg when he
tried to muffle the sound of an
exploding firecracker between
his legs, The Associate Press
reported. The boy had been
playing with the firecracker,
lighting and extinguishing the
fuse several times.
WHERE: Electrical Engineer-
ing Building, 1301 Beal
WHEN: Saturday atabout 11
WHAT: An accidental power
outage caused damage to an
optical interface board. The
entire system needs to be
replaced, with an estimated cost
WHERE: University Hospital
Emergency Room, 1500 East
WHEN: Wednesday at about
WHAT: A computer bag was
stolen from the emergency
room waiting room. The bag
was recovered but the laptop
and wallet that it held are still
' art director leaves
After 11 years,
Steward to take job
By MALLORY JONES
One month after the opening
of the newly renovated Museum
of Art, Director James Steward
plans to leave the University to
take a job as the art director of
the Princeton University Art
Steward, who has served as the
Museum of Art's director for 11
years, led the $41.9 million build-
"I certainly feel very conflict-
ed about it," Steward said. "I cer-
tainly have been involved in the
museum expansion from the very
beginning and in many ways my
blood, sweat and tears are in it."
In his time at ,the University,
Steward added 3,500 pieces of art
to Michigan's collection. Provost
Teresa Sullivan said in an e-mail
interview that she wishes Stew-.
ard the best at Princeton.
"We are grateful for the vision-
ary leadership of James Steward,
under which the Museum of Art
has become one of the most intel-
lectuallysignificant and forward-
looking university art museums
in the country," Sullivan said.
"During his tenure, the Museum
has undertaken an energetic pro-
gram of exhibitions, publications
and outreach to enhance scholar-
ship and encourage broader stu-
Steward said that after years
of planning and construction for
the 53,000-square-foot addition
to the University's museum, he
would like to "see it come alive."
He said that when he decided to
take the job at Princeton, he made
sure he would be in Ann Arbor for
the opening of the museum.
"I am really grateful for the
experience I have had here,"
Steward said. "And we will have
achieved something, I hope, real-
ly important for the University."
Steward said the size of Prince-
ton's collection - which it's web-
site numbers at more than 68,000
pieces, compared to Michigan's
19,000 - is one of the reasons he
decided to take the position. He
also cited the closer proximity to
New York City and Philadelphia
and the Princeton museum's larg-
er staff as reasons for his move.
"I was certainly offered a great
opportunity to do some interest-
ing things that I really also felt
were going to build on the expe-
riences I have had here," Stew-
ard said. "When they came and
offered me the opportunity in the
end I felt I had to say yes."
He also said the position would
provide him with new challenges.
The Princeton museum, with its
broader historical resources, he
said would allow him to use more
of his art history background.
"For me it was a possibility of
going a little bit back more to my
own training as an academic art
historian. I think there is going
to be a different set of things pos-
sible to me there," Steward said.
Provost Teresa Sullivan's office
will lead the search for a new art
director. Sullivan will appoint an
interim director and will chair a
committee that will conduct the
search for and hire a new director.
"Transition planning has
already begun and the search
committee will be formed very
soon," University spokeswoman
Kelly Cunningham wrote in an
e-mail interview. "The commit-
tee will include representatives
from the faculty, staff, student
body and alumni."
The renovated University of
Michigan Art Museum will open
to students on Mar. 24 and the
public on Mar. 28.
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Four vie for GOP top spot
Ranking Senate "The situationis challenging,but
1 it's far from irreversible," McCon-
Republican says party nell added, a dash of optimism in
an otherwise stark assessment of
must change where the Republican Party went
wrong as he provided a road map
WASHINGTON (AP) - After for how it can right itself
crushing defeats in back-to-back He spoke to Republicans gath-
elections, the top Senate Repub- ered in Washington to choose the
lican warned Thursday that the next national chairman; four can-
GOP risks remaining out of power didates are trying to unseat for-
in the White House and Congress mer President George W. Bush's
unless it better explains its core hand-picked RNC chairman, Mike
principles to woo one-time faithful Duncan of Kentucky. The vote is
and new loyalists. Friday.
"The results of the two recent Implicit in McConnell's message
elections are real, and so are the was the concern that the Republi-
obstacles we face as a party," Sen. can Partyunder Bush strayed from
Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the its beliefs, resulting in drubbings
Republican National Committee in two straight elections.
on Thursday. "My concern is that While McConnell praised Bush
unless we do something to adapt, as a man of principle, he said: "We
our status as a minority party may can all agree, sad as it is, that he,
become too pronounced for an easy wasn't winning any popularity
recovery." contests. And history shows that
unpopular presidents are usually a
drag on everybody else who wears
their political label."
McConnell called forthe GOP to
embrace its conservative principles
- and resist diluting its message -
to bring people back and attract
new rank-and-file. Still, he added:
"It's clear our message isn't getting
out to nearly as many people as it
should :.. Too often we've let others
define us. And the image they've
painted isn't very pretty."
He acknowledged GOP fears
that certain demographics from
certain regions have shunned the
party. And, he warned: "In politics,
there's a name for a regional party:
it's called a minority party."
Just eight years after Republi-
cans controlled the White House
and Congress, the GOP finds itself
out of power and trying to figure
out how to rebound while its foe
has grown much stronger.