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2A - Thursday, January 21, 2010
MONDAY:
In Other Ivory Towers

The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom

TUESDAY:
Professor Profiles

WEDNESDAY:
Before You Were Here

FRIDAY:
Photos of the Week

Making a friend

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University started its own personal issues li
chapter of Best Buddies, and self-conscious
astudent organization on Samantha Kt
campus dedicated to pairing president of Be:
students with people in the said students in t
«{ community who have mental known as college
disabilities. and the huddles1
Best Buddies - a nonprofit tremendous amou
international organization partnerships.
founded in 1999 by Anthony "By pairing a b
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enhance the lives of partici- friendship, we ai
pants by offering opportuni- this paircto foster
ties for friendships between that wouldwithoi
college students and indi- dies, not exist," Kc
viduals with disabilities, wbo The organiza:
are primarily adolescents and weekly events1
young adults. nights, picnicsa
The group allows the indi- dances - duri
viduals, known as "buddies", time the buddies
to expand their social network together, though
DURTESY OF BEST 5UDD1E$ by socializing with members dies are in couch
groan. of the University commsunity, just once a week.

like shyness
aehler, co-
!st Buddies,
the group -
ebuddies -
both gain a
unt from the
toddy and a
aone-to-one
ire allowing
a friendship
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soehier said.
ation holds
like movie
and themed
long which
spend time
imost bud-
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The group is currently
organizing an Olympics
event that will take place
this month and Winter
Beach Bash that will be held
in February.
Best Buddies works to both
develop meaningful relation-
ships with disabled individu-
als on a personal basis and to
raise awareness about intel-
lectual and developmental
disabilities on campus and
in Ann Arbor, according to
Koehler.
"Ultimately, we hope that
a time will come when people
with these disabilities are
fully accepted as members of
thie community and will no
longer need Best Buddies to
foster friendships," Koehler
said.
- BRIENNE PRUTSAK

A member of nest Buddies during a past overt for the campus
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Thief goes postal, Cash, laptop
steals scale and iPod swiped
WHERE: Institute of Social from locker

Research
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9
WHAT: A postal service scale
was stolen, University Police
reported. The scale was valued
at $76.
Man falls on own

WHERE: Central Campus Kec-
reation Builiding
WHEN: Tuesday at about 2
p.m.
WHAT: Two individuals had
property stolen frons a locker.
The property included $20
cash, a laptop, keys and an iPod.
There are no suspects.

Study abroad
fair for students
WHAT: Students can talk to
alumni, faculty anod staff from
each program about studying
abroad.
WHO: Office of International
Programs
WHEN: Today from 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union

accord, sustains Bag left, stolen Film screening
minor injury on Mich. issues

A raffle for
Haiti recovery
WHAT: A donation of $2 per
raffle ticket will go to support
Haiti. Music by 02 Graffiti.
WHO: 02 Graffiti
WHEN: Tonight from 9 p.m.
to 2 am.
WHERE: Kush Street
CORRECTIONS
* A article in yesterday's
edition of The Daily, "An
exploration of South Afri-
can music," incorrectly
stated the time of an event.
it will take place at 6 p.m.
. A caption on a picture of
ehe Delea Upsilon fraternity
house in yesterday's edition
of The Daily incorrectly
stated the date of the fire
that damaged the house.
The fire was in May 2008.
. Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
michigandailycom.

1Yet another aftershock
struck Haiti Wednesday
morning, CNN reported.
The United States Geological
Survey says it was a 5.9 mag-
nitude. The first quake that hit
the country last week was more
than 40 times stronger than
this aftershock.
2There's a new digital art
exhibit open at UMMA
featuring the work of New
YorkartistCoryArcangel,whose
work includes such odd medi-
ums as "Guitar Hero"-esque
video games and cats on pianos.
FOR MORE, SEEB-SIDt, PAGER1B
3White House party crash-
ers Tareq and Michaele
3Salahi refused to answer
House committee questions on
Wednesday about their atten-
dance at President Obama's
state dinner, CNN reported.

WHERE: 900 block of East
Washington
WHEN: Tuesday at about 12
p.m.
WHAT: A moale subject fell
and sustained a minor injury,
reported University Police.

reation Building
WHEN: Tuesday at about S
p.m.
WHAT: A student had her
unattended bag stolen. Value
is not known. There are no
suspects.

WHAT: Award-winning film
"The Water Front," a story of
the problems facing Highland
Park, Mich., will be shown.
Discussion with Curtis D.
Smith directly following.
WHO: MLK Planning Com-
mittee
WHEN: Tonight at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Art,
Helmut Stern Auditorium

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
"Your Fork is Not a Shovel": Business Savvy
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