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2A - Wednesday, February 18, 2009

y: FRIDAY:
e Here Photos of the Week
LESSONS IN HIP HOP

From snow to sand, and back again
Next week, the average tempera- endar has allowed for three 15-week Despite the logic behind the
ture is predicted to be around 30 terms each year - fall, winter and schedule, students often complain
degrees Fahrenheit - at least 20 summer - with a condensed spring the University's spring break does
degrees below what could usually semester in between. not coincide with the vacations of
be described as cool, breezy spring This system grants students the friends who attend other schools.
days. choice to graduate early or use the Weir said that having spring break
So, why then, does the Universi- extra time to experiment with class- fall on the seventh week of the term
ty's spring break occur in the cold of es outside of their major, Weir said. is helpful to students enrolled in
winter instead of during the spring In order to fit three full semesters mini-courses and professors who
season for which it is named? into one year, students at the Univer- give midterms.
Despite the snow on the ground sity complete their winter semester "From an academic point of view,
when students leave campus and by the end of April. it doesn't make sense to have it right
still there when they return, spring Completing the school year earlier before finals because it would inter-
break is at its current point in the than most schools gives students a rupt the educational flow," she said.
calendar because of the University's jumpstart on summer internships Since the date of spring break
academic calendar - regardless of and job offerings. appears to be at set in stone at this
the weather. Therefore, Weir said, the timing of point, some students wonder why
Gretchen Weir, assistant vice pro- spring break must be proportional to University officials don't change the
vost for academic affairs, said that the length of the semester. name of the break, making it more fit-
the current timing of spring break "Spring break 'is defined as the ting to the time of the year in which
has been in place since the 1960s, middle of the term," she said. "(It) it occurs.
when the University turned to an has always been scheduled, since "There is no question, the name is
unofficial trimester system. the 1960s, for the seventh week of a misnomer," Weir said.
Since then, the University's cal- the term." - MALLORYBEBERMAN

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CRIME NOTES
Student falls in Laptop left
shower, calls for unattended for
ambulance 8 hours, stolen

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Film screening History of wine

WHERE: South Quadrangle
Residence Hall
WHEN: Monday at about 10
a.m.
WHAT: A University student
fell in the shower at South
Quad, University Police report-
ed. The person had a head
injury and was taken to the
University Hospital.

WHERE: Mosher-Jordan
Residence Hall
WHEN: Monday atcabout 10:15
p.m.
WHAT: A Hewlett-Packard
laptop was stolen from the com-
puter learning center between
10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday,
University Police reported. The
computer was valued at $750.

on outer space
WHAT: A screening of the
film "Queen of Outer Space."
An film about three American
astronauts on a manned mis-
sion to Venus.
WHO: University Library
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m. to
9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 100, Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library
Astronomy
lecture
WHAT: Astronomy Prof.
Jon Miller will speak on
"Revealing the Universe
from Space." He will explain
how stars and planets form,
how many planets might
have life and other topics.
WHO: Universe Theme
Semester
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alexander G.
Ruthven Museum

exhibition
WHAT: Axn exhibition that
defines the 500 years of his-
tory of American wine mak-
ing from early failures to the
20th century of wines.
WHO: Arts at Michigan
WHEN: Today from 1 p.m. to
4:45 p.m.
WHERE: William Clements
Library
CORRECTIONS
" An article in Monday's
edition of the Daily (Uni-
versity holds its first Bean
Chili Cook-off) misspelled
contest winner Meena
Bajracharya's name.
. A photo in Monday's
edition of the Daily (Depth
good sign down the stretch)
incorrectly identified the
photographer. Ariel Bond
took the photo.
. Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-
tions@michigandaily.com.

In Granite Falls, Wash. A
man driving a lawn mower
died in a collision on a state
highway, MSNBC reported.
The lawn mower driver was
flown to Harborview Medical
Center in Seattle but died a
few hours later.
Whole Foods grocery
store has a liquor license
that allows the store to
sell alcohol by the drink.
FOR MORE, SEE THE STATEMENT PAGE
6B
A woman was hospitalized
after being attacked by her
friend's pet chimpanzee in
Stamford, Conn., CNN report-
ed. She was hospitalized with
serious injuries to her face,
neck, and hands. Police were
called and shot the chimp sev-
eral times killing to get him off
the victim. The woman says
the attack was unprovoked.

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Sign to Arb Honda scratches
struck, toppled parked Toyota

WHERE: 1600 Block of Wash-
ington Heights
WHEN: Monday at about 12:05
p.m.
WHAT: The sign to Nichols
Arboretum was struck by
a vehicle and knocked over,
University Police reported.
Police have no suspects.

WHERE: 700 East University
WHEN: Monday at about 1 p.m.
WHAT: A Honda Civic
scratched the side of a Toyota
Highlander during an attempt
to parallel park, University
police reported. No one was
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