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2A - Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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In Other Ivory Towers

Off the Beaten Path

Before You Were Here Photos of the Week

Feeding our furry friends

Ann Arbor han some of the
friendliest squirrels around. A
fact not at all hindered by the
780 studenta who have joined
a club committed to feeding
The University's Squirrel
Club, founded in 2002 by stu-
dents Jason Colman and Justin
Hyatt, aims to feed and maintain
the community's squirrel popu-
lation, according to the club's
president, Engineering sopho-
more Peter Feng.
"Jason and Justin just brought
im p randomly and were justctalk-
log about squirrels, and thought
it would be cool to have a squir-
rel feeding club," Feng said.'
The club meets each Sunday at
4 p.m. outside the Hatcher Grad-
uate Library, Feng said. During

the meetings, members seek out
and feed hungry squirrels.
Peng explained the "tech-
nique" of feeding squirrels that
the club teaches new members.
"Obtain the peanuts, and then
make a clicking noise with your
mouth. and then wave your arm
up and down that has the peanut
so that the squirrel can see it,"
Feng said. "Then you bend down
so the squirrel can take the pea-
nut from your hand."
Members say they typical-
ly join out of compassion for
Ann Arbor's chubby furry crit-
ters. Though he initially joined
because his friend Feng con-
vinced him to, Engineering
sophomore Jake Askari said he
was taken by the joy of squirrel
feeding from the very first meet-

ing. >"
"It's fuan to do, and it gives"
them food," he said. "And they
like food."
Feng said he thinks the Ann
Arbor squirrels play an integral
role in campus life, and the clubr,
serves as a means of keepinghmaiendgon.
"You don't really find any ,fr +El
friendlier squirrels around," he
said. "And we think it's healthier
for them to eat peanuts than the
garbage they eat."
Those who hope to do more
than feed squirrels will be disap-
pointed, though. When asked if'
the club has any goals aside from"
feeding the squirrels, Feng aid
"No. None at all."'
-ALE KISHENAUM A squirrel climbs a tree soar Rackham Graduate School on


MCard swiped
WHERE: South Quad Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Mondaysaround 5:45
WHAT: A student's MCard
was stolen from a computer lab,
University Police reported. It
had been left unattended for
about 15 minutes. There are no
Funny money
discovered, but
too late
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Mondayat about 7 p.m.
WHAT: A "real good" coun-
terfeit $50 bill was passed at
the hospital cafeteria between
11:13 a.m. and 11:30 am, Uni-
versity Police reported. An
employee noticed the fake
while emptying the cash regis-
ter. There are no suspects. The
case is under investigation.

Student gets
backpack back,
minus belongings
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Monday around 2:30
WHAT: A backpack with
headphones, C~s and keys
worth an estimated $160
was stolen from the Union,
University Police reported. It
had been left unattended. The
backpack was later recovered
by officers in the Union, but
its contents were missing.
Thief rides off on
vintage 10-speed
WHERE: 700 block E. Univer-
sity Ave.
WHEN: Monday at 4p.m.
WHAT: A 1955 vintage
Schwinn to-speed bicycle,
along with its lock, was stolen
from a rack sometime between
Sunday and Monday.

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WHAT: Two University
neuropsychologists will be
speaking about ADHD and
Executive Functioning.
WHO: Managing Your Mind
WHEN: Today from noon to
1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Gradu-
ate School Amphitheater
WHAT: Paul Saunders, Uni-
versity alum and executive
director of the Nixon Cen-
ter, will be giving a speech
titled "Russia: Who's in
WHO: Center for Russian
and East European Studies
WHEN: Today from noon to
1:30 p.m.
WHERE: School of Social
Work building, Room 1636

WHAT: A session about
international careers that
will introduces research
options, career pathways
and application timing.
WHO: Career Center
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League,
Vandenberg Room
Circle K mass
WHAT: An international
community service organiza-
tion that strives to develop
leaders committed to service.
WHO: Circle E
WHEN: Today from 7 p.m.
to 8t p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League
. Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-

1A middle-aged couple shar-
ing a romantic moment in
a dumpster were stopped
when two men, ages 64 and 59,
held them up at pocket knife-
point, ktulcom reported. The
victims were robbed of their
shoes, jewelry and the man's
2The Baltimore Sun report-
ed yesterday that a Johns
Hopkins University stu-
dent armed with a samurai
sword killed a man who broke
into the garage of his off-cam-
pus residence early Tuesday,
according to a Baltimore police
spokesman. The suspect had
recently been freed fromecounty
3About 30 Screen Arts
and Cultures students
worked on the set of the
movie "Trivial Pursuits."





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