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Other Ivory Towers When They Were Here Professor Profiles CampusC
CSU students receive incorrect grades
Five hundred students The letters informed the four students, filed a federal 6 article in The New York
at California State Univer- students that they couldn't lawsuit. Times.
sity-Los Angeles, received enroll for the winter quar- According to a Jan. 6th The Hope Scholarship is
tough news over their win- ter due to their low GPAs, article in the Associated the largest merit-based pro-
ter break - their grades accordingto the article. Press, the judge who ruled gram of its kind in the coun-
weren't good enough to in Byrnes's favor said, "'m try, The New York Times
continue attending the uni- STUDENTS RETURN an uptight guy and I'm not reported. The free tuition
versity, according to a Jan. AFTER FACEBOOK offended by (the photos)." is provided to all Georgia
6 article in The Associated PHOTO DRAMA All four of the students students who have at least
Press. Four nursing students will continue classes this a B-average in high school.
However, only 164 of the who were kicked out of semester and are set to The resultsofthenation's
students actually deserved Johnson Community Col- graduate in May this year, recession and the cessation
the letter that informed lege in Overland Park, Kan- according to the Star. of federal stimulus funds
them of their failing grades, sas for uploading Facebook have negatively impacted
according to the AP. pictures of themselves pos- GEORGIA MULLS many states' finances -
California State has now ing with a placenta will now CUTTING FREE-RIDE including Georgia's, accord-
apologized for all the mis- be reinstated, accordingto a SCHOLARSHIP ingtothe article.As aresult,
takenly sent letters, the Jan. 7 article in The Kansas Facing a large budget Georgia's new Republican
AP reported. The article City Star. deficit, the state of Georgia Governor-elect Nathan
reported that a "mailing The students were ini- is considering cutting its Deal and legislature, may
code error" was the cause of tially told to leave because Hope scholarship, which cut the scholarship to save
the oversight. the images were considered covers tuition and other money, the article states.
Everyone who received a disruptive. However, the fees at any university or - JOSEPH
letter was on academic pro- decision was reversed after technical school in the LICHTERMANAND
bation. according to the AP. Doyle Byrnes, one of the state. according to a Jan. PAIGE PEARCY

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LSA senior Ashley Lee and LSA freshman Ciarra.
Ross critique models practicing for the NOiR'
Spring Fashion Show.

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Sleigh ride
WHERE: Nichols Arboretum
WHEN: Friday at about 10:15
WHAT: University Police
issued a verbal warning to
three sledders who were found
after hours in the Arb, Uni-
versity Police reported. The
sledders were escorted from
the area.
Stop, drop, steal
WHERE: East Quad
Residence Hall
WHEN: Saturday at about 2
WHAT: Two males, wear-
ing red and white, stole a fire
extinguisher and ran off in the
opposite direction, University
Police reported. There are no
suspects, and the case is under

Special delivery
WHERE: West Quad
Residence Hall
WHEN: Friday at about 10:15
WHAT: Staff reported that
a package delivered by the
United States Postal Service
smelled like marijuana, Uni-
versity Police reported. The
package was taken by Uni-
versity Police, and the case is
under investigation.
'M' fleece stolen
from hospital
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
WHAT: A Michigan fleece
sweater was stolen from the
rack of the hospital gift shop,
University Police reported.
The sweater was taken on Fri-
day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
There are no suspects.

Hunger Within
WHAT: A workshop to help
participants address the
problem of overeating.
WHO: UMHS Cardio-
vascular Medicine
WHEN: Today at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Domino's
Farms, Lobby A
art exhibit
WHAT: Swiss artist
Mai-Thu Perret's work,
which showcases various
media and genres, will be
exhibited. The event will
showcase her work over
the past decade and will
include works that have not
been on display before.
WHO: University of Michi-
gan Museum of Art
WHEN: Today at 10 a.m.

Center party
WHAT: The Spectrum
Center will be celebrating
40 years of activism with
a birthday party featuring
live music and student art.
WHO: The Spectrum Center
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: University of
Michigan Museum of Art
Faculty music
WHAT: Faculty members
will be performing as
part of a brass quintet.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Building,
Britton Recital Hall
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A U.S. study suggests that
antipsychotic drugs are
being overprescribed, the
Chicago Tribune reported.
These drugs, though initially
approved for schizophrenia,
are being used to treat a
variety of conditions like
bipolar disorder, autism and
In yesterday's basketball
game against No. 3 Kan-
sas at Crisler Arena, the
Michigan men's basketball
team only led once, in over-
time, before losing 67-60.
GM unveiled a new
vehicle at the 2011
Consumer Electronics
Showcase, MSNBC reported.
The EN-V "electric networked
vehicles" are two person
vehicles with GPS and motion-
sensing technology that allows
the carto drive itself.


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Well-wishers gather outside University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. yesterday to show their support for U.S. Rep. Gabri-
elle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others who were shot on Saturday during Giffords's speech at a local supermarket.
Gunman charged for attempted
assasination of congresswoman

County sheriff says
Jared Loughner
acted alone in
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Fed-
eral prosecutors brought charges
yesterday against the gunman
accused of attempting to assassi-
nate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and
killing six people at a political
event in Arizona.
Investigators said they carried
out a search warrant at Jared
Loughner's home and seized an
envelope from a safe with mes-
sages such as "I planned ahead,"
"My assassination" and the
name "Giffords" next to what
appears to be the man's signa-
ture. He allegedly purchased the
Glock pistol used in the attack in
November at Sportsman's Ware-
house in Tucson.
Court documents also show
that Loughner had contact with
Giffords in the past. Other evi-
dence included a letter addressed
to him from Giffords' congres-
sional stationery in which she
thanked him for attending a
"Congress on your Corner" event
at a mall in Tucson in 2007.
Heather Williams, the first
assistant federal public defender
in Arizona, says the 22-year-old
suspect doesn't yet have a law-
yer, but that her office is working
to get one appointed. Williams'

office is asking for an outside
attorney because one of those
killed was U.S. District Judge
John M. Roll.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence-
Dupnik said Sunday that Lough-
ner acted alone.
Meanwhile, authorities
released 911 calls in which a per-
son witnessing the mass shooting
outside a grocery store in Tucson
describes a frantic scene and says,
"I do believe Gabby Giffords was
Loughner fired at Giffords'
district director and shot indis-
criminately at staffers and others
standing in line to talk to the con-
gresswoman, said Mark Kimble,
a communications staffer for Gif-
"He was not more than three or
four feet from the congresswoman
and the district director," Kimble
said, describing the scene as "just
complete chaos, people screaming,
Loughner is accused of kill-
ing six people, including an aide
to Giffords and a 9-year-old girl
who was born on Sept. 11, 2001.
Fourteen others were wounded.
Authorities don't know Loughner's
motive, but said he targeted Gif-
fords at a public gathering around
10 a.m. Saturday.
Doctors treating the lawmaker
provided an optimistic update
about her chances for survival,
saying they are "very, very encour-
aged" by her ability to respond to
simple commands along with their

success in controlling her bleed-
Mourners crammed into the
tiny sanctuary of Giffords' syna-
gogue in Tucson to pray that she
quickly recovered. Outside the
hospital, candles flickered at a
makeshift memorial. Signs read
"Peace + love are stronger," "God
bless America and "We love you,
Gabrielle." People also laid down
bouquets of flowers, American
flags and pictures of Giffords.
One of the victims was Christi-
na Taylor Green, who was a mem-
ber of the student council at her
local school and went to the event
because of her interest in govern-
ment. She is the granddaughter of
former Philadelphia Phillies man-
ager Dallas Green.
She was born on 9/11 and fea-
tured in a book called "Faces of
Hope" that chronicled one baby
from each state born on the day
terrorists killed nearly 3,000 peo-
The fact that Christina's life
ended in tragedy was especially
tragic to those who knew her.
"Tragedy seems to have happened
again," said the author of the book,
Christine Naman. "In the form of
this awful event."
Authorities said the dead
included Roll; Green; Giffords
aide Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Doro-
thy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard,
76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79. Judge
Roll had just stopped by to see his
friend Giffords after attending I

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