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Western Michigan University
is thinking about relocating its
Archives and Regional History Col-
lections to a nearby Kmart, the West-
ern Herald reported, much to the
chagrin of some of the school's fac-
ulty and staff.
According to the article, West-
ern Michigan University students,
visiting scholars and local histori-
cal groups use the archives, which
attract 4,000 visitors a year. Some
faculty and staff in the history
department and the library system
say the move could hurt the school's
research efforts.
Though many are concerned about
the potential move, the article also
reported that the current location of
the archives hasn't been renovated
for 50 years.
With both locations getting nega-
tive feedback, WMU officials told the
Herald they are thinking about con-
structing a new building on campus
to house the archives.
"An architect has been chosen," Sha-

ron Carlson, the archives director,
told the Herald. "It is in the design
Princeton Project 55 - an employ-
ment service that connects job-seeking
seniors and recent graduate students
from Princeton University with non-
profit organizations - reported that
three-quarters of its applicants for
the 2010-11 academic year are women,
according to an article in The Daily
According to the article, the group
actively tries to advertise its services to
both men and women to close the gen-
der gap. The apparent gender gap is also
seen in other public service programs at
Princeton, including Teach for America,
which hopes to recruit more men into its
program, according to the article.
A spokeswoman for TFA told the Princ-
etonian that men maybe less inclinedto
apply to TFA or other service programs

because of "historical stereotypes
(about) pay, prestige and gender roles."
Harvard University's Harvard Foun-
dation will be presenting Grammy
Award Winner Wyclef Jean with its 2010
Artist of the Year award at its Cultural
Rhythms show on Feb. 27, according to
an article in The Harvard Crimson.
The article reported that The Har-
vard Foundation wanted to present
the award to an artist that was an
active participant in society. Jean is a
native of Haiti and has been an active
force in helping Haiti deal with the
earthquake that took place on Jan.12.
"We look for people who have con-
tributed to society more than just their
talent in the arts," Elizabeth Eze, stu-
dent advisory committee secretary
for The Harvard Foundation, told the
Crimson. "We look for people who
have given back."

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Dancers at the University of Michigan Student
Nurses Association's third annual "Hope for Haiti"
Charity Ball at the Michigan League Ballroom.

Car lost, then Man ejected
recovered from Crisler


Muslim hip-hop Ecology of
documentary Northern Mich.

WHERE: 1700 Hubbard
WHEN:Friday at about noon
WHAT: A student called to
report his missing vehicle
from a parking lot, University
Police reported. The student
then called back and said he
found his car parked near
West Quad Residence Hall.

WHERE: Crisler Arena
WHEN: Saturday at about 6:15
WHAT: A man was removed
from Crisler Arena after walk-
ing onto the court during a bas-
ketball game, University Police
reported. The man had no con-
nection to the University.

WHAT: A film following
Puerto Rican-American
rapper Hamza Perez's
exploration of faith.
WHO: Center for Mid-
dle Eastern & North
African Studies
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: School of Social
Work, Room 1636

WHAT: Editors and
writers will discuss the
changing landscape of
Northern Michigan.
WHO: University Library
WHEN: Today at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher
Graduate Library

Marijuana seized MIP arrest

After a promising pre-
limiary test, researchers
are moving forward on a
treatment program designed
to desensitize peanut aller-
gies, The Guarden Unlim-
ited reported. Researchers
at Addenbrookes hospital in
Cambridge, UK, successfully
desensitized 21 of 23 allergic
children in a pilot study.
Univerity students Char-
lie White and Meryl
Davis are in second place
for ice dancing at the 2010
Winter Olympics. The pair will
perform again tonight.
3A recent study ranked
men with a "slightly geeky
personality" second on
a list of women's secret turn-
ons, the Daily Mirror reported.
Facial scruff claimed first place
and other turn-ons included
white hair and glasses.

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WHERE: Alice Lloyd Residence
WHEN:Saturday at about 3a.m.
WHAT: Suspected marijuana
was seized from a student
after another student filed
a complaint with the police,
University Police reported.

dence Hall
WHEN:Sunday at about1:45 a.m.
WHAT: A female student was
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Authorities charge two men
in east Texas church fire

Ala. shooting suspect
brlliant, social misfit

Suspects believed to
have attended church
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Two
men who once attended church
together were charged yesterday
with intentionally burning down a
church in east Texas and are sus-
pected in a string of similar blazes,
authorities said.
Jason Robert Bourque, 19, and
21-year-old Daniel 'George McAl-

lister face one count of felony arson
for a church fire in rural Smith
County near Tyler, about 90 miles
east of Dallas, said Tom Crowley,
spokesman for the Bureau of Alco-
hol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explo-
Bond is set at $10 million apiece.
They could face life in prison if
"Because they are charged with
one doesn't mean they're not going
to be charged with some of the oth-
ers," Crowley said.
Crowley and Smith County jail

officials said they had no informa-
tion on attorneys for either men.
Bourque, of nearby Lindale, was
arrested yesterday in Van Zandt
County, site of four of 10 church
fires in east Texas this year that
authorities believe were intention-
ally set, Crowley said.
McAllister was taken into cus-
tody in San Antonio, where Crow-
ley said he had recently moved.
He said Bourque and McAllister
used to attend First Baptist Church
in McAllister's hometown of Ben

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Former neurobiology
professor charged
with opening fire
on colleagues
BOSTON (AP) - Amy Bishop's
intelligence was never debatable.
Even as a child, she didn't hesi-
tate to tell people when they were
wrong. As she grew older, earned
a Harvard Ph.D and claimed a
genius IQ of 180, her brilliance
could come with a bluntness,
condescension and volatile self-
It was all on display in 2002
when she yelled, "I am Dr. Amy
Bishop!" as she belted a woman
at a Massachusetts restaurant in
a fight over a child's booster seat.
Eight years later, the neurobi-
ologist was denied tenure at an
Alabama university, a failure her
husband and her attorney said
played a role in a shooting ram-
page that left three of Bishop's
colleagues dead and three others
Bishop's lawyer, Roy W. Mill-
er, said his client was part of the
"intelligentsia," so smart she has
trouble relating to the world.
"Her history speaks for itself,"
he said. "Something's wrong
with this lady, OK?"
Bishop, 45, grew up in subur-
ban Braintree, about eight miles
south of Boston. Her mother,
Judith, was active in local poli-
tics as one of 240 elected town
meeting members. Her father,
Samuel Bishop, was a North-
eastern University art professor
whose former students include
David Bushell, a producer on
films including the Academy
Award-winning "Sling Blade."
The Bishops were friendly and
academically minded parents,
often urging their children, both
gifted students and violinists, to
get their work done, Dan Shaw
said. He was frequently over at
their house as a child visiting the
Bishops' son, Seth.
Shaw didn't know Amy Bishop
well but remembered her "excep-
tional intelligence" and that she
wasn't shy about giving her opin-

"If somebody was talking
about something and she felt
they were incorrect, she'd (say)
to the person, this is this or that
is that," he said.
Shaw also recalled the funeral
for Seth Bishop. The 18-year-old
was killed in 1986 when his sis-
ter fired a shotgun blast into his
chest, then fled. She was arrest-
ed at gunpoint but never charged
in the death, which was ruled
That killing is getting new
scrutiny since the rampage at the
University of Alabama in Hunts-,
Shaw, 40, remembered waiting
in a line of mourners to give con-
dolences to the family and find-
ing Amy Bishop being propped
up by her parents, weeping hys-
Shaw said no one in Braintree,
where Shaw has lived most of
his life, ever thought she meant
to kill her brother, whom Bishop
named her only son after. Shaw's
opinion hasn't .changed, despite
implications by the current
police chief that she was protect-
ed by a cover-up..
"The Bishops had no political
clout in town," Shaw said.
Amy Bishop was at Northeast-
ern University when she shot
her brother, and there was no
interruption to her schooling.-
She graduated cum laude in 1988
with a biology degree, complet-
ing an honors thesis titled, "The
effect of temperature on the
recovery of sea lamprey from full
spinal cord transection."
She earned her Ph.D. in genet-
ics from Harvard in 1993. It was
also that year that she was ques-
tioned by police when a doctor
she worked with at Children's
Hospital received a mail bomb
that never went off. No one was
ever charged in the case.
After earning her doctorate,
she began an academic career
that took her from Harvard to
Bishop co-authored 17 pub-
lished papers and also invented a
new kind of cell incubator. In the
meantime, she had three daugh-
ters and a son with her husband,
James Anderson, whom she met
at a gathering to play the Dun-

geons & Dragons fantasy game.
She moved in 2003 to Hunts-
ville, where students gave her
mixed reviews. Some found her
obsessed with her Harvard pedi-
gree, while others hailed her
brilliance. Despite her prodi-
gious intellect, she was denied
tenure. Her job was about to end
this semester.
Dr. Keith Ablow, a forensic
psychiatrist from Tufts Univer-
sity in the Boston suburb of Med-
ford, said the tenure denial could
have been like "a kind of deadly
assault on her ego" if her self-
worth was wrapped up in her
academic credentials.
"In that way, firing a gun at
those people could feel like self-
defense in a twisted way," he
Bishop's friend Rob Dinsmoor.
said she was frustrated over her
tenure battle, but never let on
how furious she was. There were
other things she hid during their
regular conversations, including
that she once had a brother.
"I felt we could talk about
anything," Dinsmoor said. "But
obviously there were things that
she would not talk to me about."
Dinsmoor said that amid
her career problems, Bishop
dreamed about a literary escape.
One of her three unpublished
novels, "Amazon Fever," has
pieces of her real life. One char-
acter was tortured by the death
of his brother. Bishop takes some
shots at Harvard, including the
line, "At Harvard even the bar
tenders are snotty." Her main
character, a female researcher,
is frustrated about her stalled
career and literally dreams about
"She felt warm, happy, ful-
filled and yet she knew it was
just a dream," wrote Bishop, a
second cousin of novelist John
Bishop is being held without
bond on capital murder charges.
She's under suicide watch, and
her attorney said she's remorse-
ful but can't recall the shooting
- which is exactly what she told
police after she shot her brother.
Bishop's husband said she
calls to check on their children,
but he can't tell how she's doing.

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