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In Other Ivory Towers


Campus Clubs

Before You Were Here

Photos of the Week

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A building with a history of uses

In 1890, Helen New-
berry donated $18,000 to
the Students' Christian
Association in honor of
her husband, John New-
berry. One year later, the
association's headquarters
on South State Street was
completed bearing the
name "Newberry Hall." In
all likelihood, Mrs. New-
berry didn't know that 200
years later the building
she helped finance would
be home to nearly 100,000
archaeological artifacts.
After decades of chang-
ing hands, Newberry Hall
finally became the Fran-
cis W. Kelsey Museum of
Archaeology in 1953. The
building functioned as
the center for the campus'
Young Women's Christian

Association from 1904-
1921, and was then rented
to the University for class-
room use. In 1937, the title
to the building was trans-
ferred to the University,
and in 1953, the museum
was established.
The museum takes its
name from a University
professor of Latin literature
and language in the late
1800s. According to Lau-
ren Talalay, the museum's
curator and associate direc-
tor, Prof. Kelsey wanted
his students to "have some
understanding of archaeol-
ogy as well as the ancient
In 1893, Kelsey traveled
to the site of the ancient city
of Carthage in modern-day
Tunisia, where he befriend-

ed a Jesuit priest who was
conducting an archaeologi-
cal dig. The priest offered to
sell Kelsey 109 objects from
the site, and with that pur-
chase, the foundation of the
Kelsey Museum of Archae-
ology was acquired.
For several years, Kelsey
traveled around the Medi-
terranean obtaining items
for his collection, eventual-
ly returning to Ann Arbor.
Unfortunately, there
was nowhere on campus
to house all of his acquisi-
Undeterred by the lack of
space, Kelsey went abroad
again in 1924, this time to
a site in northern Egypt.
From 1924 to 1935, he con-
ducted a dig, and, according
to Talalay, "45,000 objects

flooded back into Ann
Sincethen, the collection,
which focuses on Greek,
Egyptian, Near Eastern
and Roman material, has
grown to include 100,000
objects, the oldest of which
are stone tools, almost one
million years old. However,
Talalay said that before
the recent addition of the
newly opened William E.
Upjohn Exhibit Wing, the
museum was only capable
of displaying one percent of
its collection.
"We could only display
abouttwo or threehundred
(objects) in the old build-
ing," Talalay said. "Now
we've gone up to 1,300 and
ultimately 2,000."

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Newberry Hall, home to the Francis W. Kelsey
Museum, was built in 1890.

iPod stolen
at hospital
WHERE: University hospital
WHEN: Sunday at
about 10:40 p.m.
WHAT: An iPod was sto-
len from a male patient's
hospital room after it
was left unattended. The
iPod was valued at $200.
There are no suspects.


Wii swiped
WHERE: Executive Resi-
dence, 710 E. University
WHEN: Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: A Wii gaming system
was stolen from a male guest of
the University after it was left
unattended on the sixth floor
lounge of the Executive Resi-
dence. There are no suspects.
lTn nird ,,

warnng to
rowdy students
One-car crash

When in Rome
WHAT: Movie patrons
can print movie passes
from WhenlnRomeScreen-
ings.com or pick them up
from the UAC office at
the Michigan Union.
WHO: M-Flicks/UAC
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Natural Sci-
ence Building
WHAT: One of three exclusive
performances with conduc-
tor Simon Rattle. Tickets
range from $10 to $125.
WHO: University
Musical Society
WEtN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium

WHAT: Performance
by psychedelic folk art-
ist Devendra Banhart.
General admission
tickets are $29.50.
WHO: Michigan
Union Ticket Office
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark
Jewish legal
WHAT: Discussion on the
development of Jewish law
through rabbinic literature.
WHO: Hillel
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hillel
" Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-

When President Barack
Obama was asked about
the Chinese government's
Internet censorship and the
inability of Chinese citizens to
use Twitter, Obama responded
that he's never used Twitter,
despite having 2.6 million fol-
lowers of his Twitter account,
according to readwriteweb.com.
Rep. Richard Hammer
(D-Mt. Morris Town-
ship) has introduced a
bill to allow bars to stay open
until 4 a.m.
There has been a 13.4
decrease in remittances
coming from the U.S. to
Mexico through the Bank of
Mexico this year, according
to The New York Times. This
current trend of "reverse remit-
tances" has shown more money
being sent from Mexico to the
U.S. due to the economic crisis.

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WHERE: 1170 W. Medi-
cal Center, Lot M-15
WHEN: Sunday at
about 7:40 p.m.
WHAT: A car's front bum-
per was damaged after the
female driver hit a stone pil-
lar in the parking lot. There
were no human injuries.

WHERE: Nichols Arboretum
WHEN: Saturday at
about 11:20 p.m.
WHAT: A group of male and
female students were given a
verbal warning for hanging
out in the Arboretum after
hours. They were report-
edly making loud noises
and howling at the moon.

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Looking ahead to book release,
Palm discusses politics, family

Sales estimate slow holiday season

2012 election not on
the former Alaska
governor's mind
NEW YORK (AP) - Sarah Palin
wouldn't reveal her political plans
for 2012 in an interview with Bar-
bara Walters, but when asked
whether she'd play a major role
replied that "if people will have me,
I will."
The former Republican vice
presidential candidate said that
election isn't even on her radar
"My ambition, if you will, my
desire is to help our country in
whatever role that may be, and I
cannot predict what that will be,
what doors will be open in the year

2012," she told Walters.
Palin is making the rounds to
promote her new book, "Going
Rogue," which will be released
On Monday, she appeared on the
"The Oprah Winfrey Show," and
ABC released excerpts of the inter-
view with Walters that will begin
airing on newscasts Tuesday.
The former Alaska governor
said she'd rate President Barack
Obama's performance a 4 out of 10.
She criticized the president for his
handling of the economy and for
"dithering" on national security
"There are a lot of decisions
being made that I - and probably
the majority of Americans - are
not impressed with right now," she
said on ABC.

The title of Palin's book refers
to a phrase John McCain's cam-
paign used to describe his vice
presidential running mate going
off message. In the book, she criti-
cizes the people who ran McCain's
campaign and says wished she had
been allowed to speak more freely.
But she told Walters the outcome
probably would not have been dif-
ferent if she had.
"The economy tanked," she said.
"(The) electorate was ready, sin-
cerely, for change."
Palin said she's gotten plenty of
offers during the past few months,
including to open up her family for
a reality show, that she has reject-
ed. She also said she wasn't sure
whether a talk show would bebest
for her family. "I'd probably rather
write than talk," she said.

Economy not
expected to rebound,
despite slight jump
in retail figures
Improved retail sales gave Wall
Street a boost Monday but provid-
ed little hope for a robust holiday
shopping season that might invigo-
rate the economic recovery.
The October figures, driven by a
surge in auto sales, exceeded econ-
omists' expectations. Yet consum-
ers are so squeezed by tight credit
and rising unemployment that
economists don't expect to see sig-
nificant spending until well after
year's end. Even optimists predict
scant improvement over last year's
holiday season.
Consumer spending accounts
for about 70 percent of total eco-
nomic activity, so wary shoppers
are a worrisome sign for retailers
entering the crucial holiday season.
"U.S. consumers are no longer
panicked, but they remain cau-
tious," said Mark Zandi, chief
economist at Moody's Economy.

com. "They are spending just
enough to keep the economy out of
recession, but not enough to fuel a
self-sustained expansion."
Retail sales rose 1.4 percent last
month, the Commerce Department
said. But excluding a big rebound
in auto sales, the gain was just 0.2
percent. Strength at general mer-
chandise stores like Wal-Mart and
Target was offset by sales declines
at furniture stores, appliance stores
and hardware stores.
Zandi said one telling statistic
about household finances was that
the number of bank credit cards
in circulation has fallen 18 per-
cent since the year began. That's
happened as banks facing soaring
loan losses have tightened credit
Consumer credit has now fallen
for a record eight straight months
through September and house-
holds are struggling to manage
their debt levels after the most
severe recession since the 1930s.
Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke warned Monday
of "important headwinds," such
as the weak job market and tight
credit conditions. These forces
"likely will prevent the expansion

from being as robust as we would
hope," he told the Economic Club
of New York.
On Wall Street, major stock
indexes rose more than 1 percent
to new 13-month highs after the
retail sales figures were released.
The Dow Jones industrial average
jumped 136 points to 10,406 and
the Standard & Poor's 500 index
closed above the 1,100 mark for the
first time in more than a year.
The overall economy, as mea-
sured by the gross domestic
product, resumed growing in the
July-September quarter at what
the government estimated was an
annual rate of 3.5 percent. That
was a sharp rebound after a record
four straight declines in GDP.
Analysts noted that the retail
sales report Monday included a
sharp downward revision to sales
in September. The government
also reported last week that the
nation's trade deficit rose in Sep-
tember by the largest percentage
in a decade.
As a result, third-quarter GDP
is expected to drop to a more mod-
est 2.8 percent growth rate when
the government releases a revised
estimate next week.




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