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What is your favorite class
to teach?
It's the one that I'm teaching
right now: The History of Ameri-
can Magazines. I love that course
because magazines are wonder-
ful windows into everything that
is happening in a culture at apar-
ticular moment. When you put all
the magazines together, it's like a
time capsule.
What is one word students
might use to describe your
The most common word in my
teaching evaluations is "enthusi-
What message do you wish
to leave studentswith?
College is a chance to think,

explore and to become an intel- whole career because it's such
lect. It's a great chance to reform an intellectually exciting place.
yourself, to integrate the life of Although I've been teaching here
the mind into everything you do. for 30 years, I had the wonderful
. What was your most awk- opportunity to move around the
ward teaching experience? University to take advantage of
I brought my older son who was its strength in interdisciplinar-
10 or 12 at the time to my class. ity. Every three years, I change
And for some reason, having him the emphasis of what I'm doing to
there made me so self-conscious. anything from administration to
It was so different to have him teaching different topics, includ-
there. Fortunately, we were doing ing women's studies and ameri-
Shakespeare so I just decided to can studies.
have students run scenes in small What is one tip you would
groups. The funny thing was that give to students who wish to
he wasn't even paying attention - pursue an English degree?
he was reading a comic book! You have to know how to write.
Whathaveyoubeen involved It's not just for English; it's for
with outside of English? anything related to humanity.
I've stayed at Michigan for my - JOSH QIAN

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Russell Brand preforms a stand up commedy acta the
EMU Convocation Center last night.



WHERE: Mosher Jordan
Residence Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about
9:40 a.m.
WHAT: A female staff
member said $100 in
cash was stolen from her
purse that was locked ina
locker, University Police
reported. The locker was
not damaged.

Backpack back Transgender Fiction reading

WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Monday at about
9:30 p.m.
WHAT: A backpack and a
laptop valued at $1,200 were
taken from the lower level of
the Union, University Police
reported. The backpack was
later turned in to the West
Quad Residence Hall com-
munity center.
Tnder my

Break it down umbrella

WHAT: The University's
sixth annual Transgender
Day of Remembrance
ceremony and reception
plans to raise awareness
about violence against the
LGBTQ community.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Tonight from 8
p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
Pendleton Room
WHAT: The Ann Arbor
Young People's Theater will
perform Oliver!, a musical
based on the Charles
Dickens novel of thessame
name. Tickets start at $10.
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Tonight at 7p.m.
WHERE: Mendelssohn

WHAT: Author and
journalist Wells Tower
will read some of his work.
His short stories have
been featured in many
publications, including The
New Yorker.
WHO: University of Michi-
gan Museum of Art
WHEN: Tonight at 5 p.m.
* Anarticle in the Nov.15
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("High candidate
interestin DPS oversight
the number of student
positions open on the DPS
Oversight Committee.
One position is open.
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error in the Daily to

An 11-year-old boy in
Minnesota sent photos
of his mother and step
father's marijuana stash to
police, which led to their
arrest, The Associated Press
reported. The boy said he
was sick of the marijuana
smoke in his house.
After the owner of
Encore Records on
East Liberty Street
announced his retirement in
July, the store was brought
back by two of its employees.
Now the business is thriving.
North Korea has
started to allow foreign
tourists to enter the
country, The Washington
Post reported. Visitors can't
use cell phones, send e-mails,
talk to strangers or take
pictures of regular people.

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WHERE: Angell Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about
3:20 a.m.
WHAT: A staff member
reported a light fixture
was broken, University
Police reported. It has been
confirmed that dancers
practicing caused the

WHERE: Medical
Professional Building
WHEN: Tuesday at about
11:20 a.m.
WHAT: A staff member
reported a $10 umbrella and
a $250 digital camera were
stolen, University Police
reported. There are no

Obama:1i pyto 2,500 Marines
will deploy to northern Australia


Move aimed to
counter Chinese
influence throughout
Pacific region
CANBERRA, Australia (AP)
- Signaling a determination to
counter a rising China, President
Barack Obama vowed today to
expandU.S. influence intheAsia-
Pacific region and "project power
and deter threats to peace" in
that part of the world even as he
reduces defense spending and
winds down two wars.
"The United States is a Pacific
power, and we are here to stay,"
he declared in a speech to the
Australian Parliament, sending
an unmistakable message to Bei-
Obama's bullish speech came
several hours after announcing
he would send military aircraft
and up to 2,500 Marines to north-
ern Australia for a training hub to
help allies and protect American
interests across Asia. He declared
the U.S. is not afraid of China, by
far the biggest and most powerful
country in the region.
China immediately ques-
tioned the U.S. move and said it
deserved further scrutiny.
Emphasizing that a U.S. pres-
ence in the Asia-Pacific region is
a top priority of his administra-
tion, Obama stressed that any
reductions in U.S. defense spend-
ing will not come at the expense
of that goal.
"Let there be no doubt: in the
Asia Pacific in the 21st century,
the United States of America is
all in," he said.
For Obama, Asia represents
both a security challenge and an
economic opportunity. Speaking
in broad geopolitical terms, the
president asserted: "With most
of the world's nuclear powers
and some half of humanity, Asia
will largely define whether the
century ahead will be marked by
conflict or cooperation, needless
suffering or human progress."
Virtually everything Obama is

doing on his nine-day trip across
the Asia-Pacific region has a
Chinese subtext, underscoring a
relationship that is at once coop-
erative and marked by tensions
over currency, human rights and
military might.
China's military spending has
increased threefold since the
1990s to about $160 billion last
year, and its military recently
tested a new stealth jet fighter
and launched its first aircraft
carrier. A congressional advisory
panel on yesterday said China's
buildup is focused on dealing
with America's own defenses and
exploiting possible weaknesses.
The panel, the U.S.-China Eco-
nomic and Security Review Com-
mission, urged the White House
and Congress to look more close-
ly at China's military expansion
and pressed for a tougher stance
against what it called anticom-
petitive Chinese trade policies.
The U.S. and smaller Asian
nations have grown increasingly
concerned about China's claims
of dominion over Pacific waters
and the revival of old territorial
disputes, including confronta-
tions over the South China Sea.
China says it has sovereignty
over the vast sea.
Responding to questions at a
news conference yesterday with
Australian Prime Minister Julia
Gillard, Obama said, "The notion
that we fear China is mistaken."
While stressing his intent to
increase'influence in the Asia-
Pacific region, Obama avoided a
avoided a confrontational tone
with China in his speech to the
Australian parliament.
"We've seen that China can be
a partner, from reducingtensions
on the Korean Peninsula to pre-
venting proliferation," he said.
"We'll seek more opportunities
for cooperation with Beijing,
including greater communica-
tion between our militaries to
promote understanding and
avoid miscalculation.
In a note of caution, however,
he added: " We will do this, even
as continue to speak candidly
with Beijing about the impor-

tance of upholding international
norms and respecting the univer-
sal human rights of the Chinese
China was immediately leery
of the prospect of an expanded
U.S. military presence in Austra-
lia. Foreign Ministry spokesman
Liu Weimin said there should be
discussion as to whether the plan
was in line with the common
interests of the international
With military bases and tens of
thousands of troops in Japan and
South Korea, the United States
has maintained a significant mili-
tary presence in Asia for decades.
Australia lies about 5,500 miles
south of China, and its northern
shores would give the U.S. easier
access to the South China Sea, a
vital commercial route.
The plan outlined by Obama
will allow the United States to
keep a sustained force on Aus-
tralian bases and position equip-
ment and supplies there, giving
the U.S. ability to train with allies
in the region and respond more
quickly to humanitarian or other
About 250 U.S. Marines will
begin a rotation in northern Aus-
tralia starting next year, with
a full force of 2,500 military
personnel staffing up over the
next several years. The United
States will bear the cost of the
deployment and the troops will
be shifted from other deploy-
ments around the world. Having
ruled out military reductions in
Asia and the Pacific, the Obama
administration has three main
areas where it could cut troop
strength: Europe, the Middle
East and the U.S.
All U.S. troops are being with-
drawn from Iraq by the end of
this year, and a drawdown in
Afghanistan is underway. But the
Pentagon has said recently that
the U.S. will maintain a major
presence in the greater Middle
East as a hedge against Iranian
aggression and influence. A more
likely area for troop reductions
is Europe, although no decisions
have been announced.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, talks toa Thai couple during a visit to an evacuation center for flood
victims in Bangkok, Thailand today.
US pr ovides assistance to
flood victims in Thal and

Clinton announces
$10 million aid
package for
ravaged nation
BANGKOK (AP) - U.S. Sec-
retary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton announced a $10 million
aid package for flood-ravaged
Thailand yesterday during a visit
to express solidarity.
Clinton met with Prime Min-
ister Yingluck Shinawatra as
flooding continued to plague
areas around Bangkok, the capi-
Thai authorities announced,
however, that water in the capi-
tal is receding and all main
streets will be dry in two weeks,
providing good news after
months of floods that have killed
564 people nationwide.
Some 20 of Thailand's 77
provinces have been hit by
floods since late July, mostly
in northern and central areas,
and more than one-fifth of the
country's 64 million people have
been affected. The flooding has
scared away tens of thousands of

Thailand is a long-standing
U.S. ally. Clinton is in the region
to attend a Southeast Asian sum-
mit in Bali, Indonesia.
"During the past century we
have stood by each other in times
of challenge and we are proud to
stand by you now in this time of
challenge, as you contend with
the worst floods in your nation's
history," she said in a news con-
ference with the Thai leader.
She said the U.S. was provid-
ing both military and civil assis-
tance "to save and restore lives
and to support Thailand's long-
term rebuilding and recovery,"
and that teams were currently
assessing how best to help.
The U.S. is already providing
medical assistance and the U.S.
Navy ship Lassen is in a Thai
port with crew and helicopters
to help relief efforts, Clinton
She said the U.S. would help
reopen Bangkok's inundated
Don Muang domestic airport
and rehabilitate flooded police
Washington is also consult-
ing with the Thai government
on how to restore important cul-

tural sites, such as the ancient
capital of Ayutthaya, which is in
one of the mostbadly hit areas.
Clinton is to visit a flood vic-
tims evacuation center today.
Also in town was U.N. Secre-
tary-General Ban Ki-moon,
who visited some flood-affected
areas yesterday.
Many areas remain flooded,
especially those to the west and
east of Bangkok, and it is still
expected to take weeks for all
that water to reach the Gulf of
Thailand. The runoff spread
to some sections of Rama II,
a major road in Bangkok, but
vehicles were still able to drive
through, officials said.
But the government appears
to have averted a worst-case sce-
nario in which the densely pop-
ulated and economically critical
center of Bangkok would have
The Bangkok Metropolitan
Authority said the overall situ-
ation in the capital is improv-
ing quickly, especially in Don
Muang, where the domestic air-
port is located, and Lad Phrao, a
district studded with office tow-
ers, condominiums and a popu-
lar shopping mall.



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