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MONDAY:
In Other Ivory Towers

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Professor Profiles

THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
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President Ford's life as a Wolverine

The relationship between
President Gerald R. Ford and
the University is a storied one.
He was a student at the Uni-
versity and during his time
here played center for two
national championship Michi-
gan football teams. In addi-
tion, the Public Policy school
also bears Ford's name. But a
better-kept secret is that Ford
served stints as a University
professor.
Ford was invited to be an
adjunct professor in 1977,
according to a Michigan Daily
article at the time. The offer
was made after Ford lost the
1976 presidential election to
Jimmy Carter.
The invitation reportedly
surprised Ford's colleagues
in Washington, who were not
aware of the appointment.
The Daily interviewed Rich-
ard Wennekamp, director of
CRIME NOTES
Backpack theft
WHERE: Shapiro Undergrad-
uate Library
WHEN: Monday at about 9:30
a.m.
WHAT: An unknown person
stole a female student's unat-
tended backpack from the
second floor study lounge,
University Police reported. The
backpack contained a laptop,
Coach wallet and credit cards
and was left unattended for 10
minutes.
Piano destroyed
WHERE: Michigan League
WHEN: Monday at about 7:40
p.m.
WHAT: An unknown suspect
damaged the wood and lock on
a piano in the Hussey room of
the League, University Police
reported. The value of the dam-
age is unknown.

the White House transition
team at the time, about the
offer.
"Anything like that should
have come through here first,"
Wennekamp told the Daily at
the time.
Conflicts eventually sub-
sided, however, and Ford made
his first teaching visit to the
University's Ann Arbor cam-
pus on Apr. 5, 1977. He taught
10 classes during his four-day
trip on the topics of political
science and public policy.
Ford continued to make
similar teaching visits to the
University over the next 10
years.
At his Apr. 6, 1977 lecture
at Rackham Auditorium, Ford
recommended ending the
Electoral College and keeping
presidential debates, accord-
ing to a Daily article at the
time.

The professorship was part
of a long-standing history Ford
had with the University of
Michigan.
Ford graduated from the
University in 1935 with under-
graduate degrees in econom-
ics and political science. He
also spent the summer of 1937
studying at the Michigan Law
School.
Ford spoke at the University
many times during his politi-
cal career, including a speech
at Crisler Arena that launched
his presidential re-election
campaign in December 1976.
His dedication to public ser-
vice prompted the University's
Board of Regents to unani-
mously approve renaming the
Institute of Public Adminis-
tration to the Gerald R. Ford
School of Public Policy in 1999.
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JAKE EOOMM/Daily
Members of the University's Food Stamp Advocacy Project held office hos
at the SOS Crisis Center in Ypsilanti yesterday and discussed food stamp
options with Ypsilanti resident Warren Grider.
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CAMPUS EVENTS ~
Suspect drives Lecture on
through parking Jewish culture

lot gate
WHERE: M-18 Carport
WHEN: Monday at aboutl10:40
a.m.-
WHAT: An unknown suspect
drove through a gate arm in
the carport lot, University
Police reported. The value of
the damaged gate was about
$100.
Hit and run
WHERE:4260 blockPlymouth
WHEN: Monday at about
12:40 p.m.
WHAT: Two vehicles of
unknown affiliation were
involved in a minor accident
with one of the drivers fleeing
the scene of the accident, Uni-
versity police reported.

WHAT: Talk about how
Jewish culture sp -ead
through the mass media in
America and eastern Europe
in the 19th and 20th centu-
ries.
WHO: Judaic Studies
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: 202S. Thayer,
Room 2022
Scientists in
war zones talk
WHAT: University scientists
who work in war zones like
Iraq and Pakistan will talk
about their experience work-
ing with governments and
armed forces.
WHEN: Tonight from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m.
WHO: Exhibit Museum of
Natural History
WHERE: Conor O'Neill's
Traditional Irish Pub

African concert
WHAT: Musician Bela Fleck
will play his banjo in a per-
formance emanating from
his travels and explorations
throughout Africa.
WHO: University Musical
Society
WHEN: Tonight at 8p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium
CORRECTIONS
. An article in yesterday's
edition of The Michigan
Daily, "MSA reps form new
party," incorrectly stated
that Jason Raymond is a
LSA junior. He is a junior
in the School of Business.
" A photo caption in yes-
terday's edition of The
Michigan Daily, incor-
rectly stated that Rack-
ham students Ibrahim
Boulares and Paul Gromek
were fighting. They were
demonstrating a kick.
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" Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
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According to MSNBC.com,
schools across the country
have been trying to stop
freak dancing and sexual behav-
iors on the dance floor at school
dances by doing clothing checks
and making students sign
contracts. Minnetonka High
School inMinnesotacreatedthe
"Dance Like Grandma's Watch-
ing" campaign.
The current recession
has forced many Univer-
sity graduates into a tough
job market. This economic
climate, however, has helped
turn Ann Arbor into an incu-
bator for young entrepreneurs.
"oOR MORE, SEE THE STATEMENT
According to the Los
Angeles Times, archae-
ologists discovered that
Egyptian King Tutankhamen
died of malaria and not by poi-
son aswas previously believed.
King Tut was 19 years old when
he died.

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DO AFTER THEIR STUDIES

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president.
What will you do?
Anything you want.
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it one step further and become
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William Jefferson Clinton, President of
the United States of America, 1992-2000
Come to a Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell Orientation Session:
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 . 5:00-6:00pm
Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League, 2nd Floor
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Monday, February 22, 2010 . 5:00-6:00pm
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
To learn more, please contact the Provost's Council on Student Honors at
734-763-8123 or visit the website at
www.provost.umich.edu/scholars/

Vice President
promotes one-year
anniversary of $787
billion stimulus plan
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich.
(AP) - The year-old federal
Recovery Act that has pumped
billions in stimulus dollars into
economically devastated states
such as Michigan is working well,
Vice President Joe Biden said
yesterday, disputing Republican
claims that it has failed.
The. Democratic vice presi-
dent was in the Saginaw area,
dispatched by President Barack
Obama to defend the $787 billion
stimulus plan on its first anniver-
sary.
"It's gonna take us a while to
get us out of this ditch, but it's
working. It's working," Biden said
after touring a job training pro-
gram at Delta College that he said
benefitted from stimulus cash.
He later ate lunch at a Sagi-
naw restaurant and toured the
Thomas Township headquar-
ters of Hemlock Semiconductor

Group, which makes materials
used in solar power technology.
Both businesses also benefitted
greatly from stimulus cash, he
said.
"I absolutely refuse to accept
the notion that the United States
of America is not going to lead the
world economically throughout
the 21st Century," he said dur-
ing remarks to supporters on the
Delta campus.
"Second place is not an option
for us," he said.
As part of an effort to convince
a skeptical public that the stimu-
lus is helping, Obama this week
is sending Biden and other high-
ranking administration officials
across the country to defend the
program.
Republicans say the deficit-
spending program has failed.
"For the state with the highest
unemployment rate in the nation,
every job created in Michigan is a
step in the right direction," said
Republican National Committee
spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski.
"Unfortunately, the administra-
tion spends more time parading
officials into the state to make
promises than they spend deliver-

ing on them."
Michigan has had the nation's
highest unemployment rate for
much of the past four years. It
slightly improved in December for
the third straight month, drop-
ping slightly to 14.6 percent. But
it still towers above the national
rate of 10 percent.
The governor's office says $10.6
billion in Recovery Act funding
has been invested in the state.
Biden encouraged stimulus
skeptics to look at the case of
Justo Gonzalez, a Saginaw-area
native and resident who lost
his job in the auto industry last
March.
Gonzalez heard about a pro-
gram at Delta that offered train-
ing to become a chemical process
technician. Hehad his tuition paid
by stimulus money, graduated in
October and now is employed by
Hemlock Semiconductor.
"Life has a funny way of work-
ing things out," Gonzalez said
before introducing Biden at the
Delta event.
Biden was expected to present
a report to Obama on Wednesday
assessing the effects of the stimu-
lus plan.

Vice President Joe Biden takes a look at some on-site solar panels at Hemlock Semiconductor during a tour of the HSC facility
in Saginaw, Mich. yesterday.
Biden visits Saginaw, talks
success of stimulus funds

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