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After interning with the United
Way of Washtenaw County
during the summer of 2010, two
University students decided to
develop a club on campus to get
students more involved with the
Club president and LSA senior
Andrea Gregorka and LSA senior
Mackenzie Lebeis said Student
United Way currently has about
30 members that help provide
support for community members
in need through volunteer
activities throughout the year.
Gregorka said while United
Way of Washtenaw County
is more fundraising-based,
Student United Way focuses
on volunteer events in the
community. Specifically, the club

aims to provide students with
volunteer opportunities outside
of the United Way Day of Action
- a nationwide day of non-stop
service events in June, which
many students are unable to
attend because it takes place after
winter semester is over.
Gregorka said the club's
presence on campus has
strengthened after a few
semesters of planning, and she
credits its recent growth to
the many leadership positions
offered on the club's board, as
well as an internship opportunity
with United Way of Washtenaw
County offered last semester.
Gregorka added it's an easy way
for students to get involved in the
community because there is no

ty service
specific time commitment, and
students can choose to participate
as much as they would like.
Most recently, the club
volunteered at a kite-making
festival for children and put
together donation boxes for
SOS Community Services, a
housing organization in Ypsilanti.
Gregorka said part of what makes
the experience so special is the
variety of work they do.
"Usually when someone is
homeless, they're also hungry, so
(United Way) works together with
organizations to get someone help
inboth areas," Gregorkasaid. "We
have the opportunity to work
with all the organizations that
help people get back on their feet."

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Student United Way members volunteer at a
kite-making festival for children in the community.

WHERE: Lot M-7, 1504
East Medical Center Dr.
WHEN: Sunday at about
4:10 p.m.
WHAT: Two iPods were
reportedly taken from
a vehicle while it was
valet parked on Dec. 31,
between 3 p.m. and 7:15pm,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
Fast cash
WHERE: University
WHEN: Sunday at about
3:35 p.m.
WHAT: $100 in cash was
reportedly taken from a
female staff member's purse
that was left in a conference
room between 3 p.m.
and 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.


Laptop swap Art exhibit

WHERE: Campus Safety
WHEN: Sunday at about
7:05 p.m.
WHAT: A subject
reportedly purchased
a laptop that he later
determined was University
property, University Police
reported. The subject then
decided to returnt the
computer.An investigation
is pending.
Lights out
WHERE: South
Quadrangle Residence Hall
WHEN: Monday at about
1:35 p.m.
WHAT: An emergency
sign light was found
broken in what appeared
to be accidental damage,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.

WHAT: Mark di Suervo:
Tabletops shows 15 of the
American sculptor's smaller
pieces, displaying ideas
relating to nature, balance
and movement.
WHO: University of Michi-
gan Museum of Art
WHEN: Today at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Irving Steno, Jr.
Family Project Gallery
Art in science
WHAT: An exhibit showing
photographs of artistic
patterns in nature and a
seasonal flower display.
WHO: Matthaei Botanical
Gardens & Nichols
WHEN: Today from 10 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Matthaei
Botanical Gardens

WHAT: The Society of
Hispanic Professional
Engineers will give a
presentation on their
WHO: Society of Hispanic
Professional Engineers
WHEN: Tonight at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Herbert H. Dow
building, room 1005
New workouts
WHAT: Excercise classes
will be available for 30-min-
ute sessions. Students will
be able to try out various
classes for free.
WHO: U-Move Fitness
WHEN: Today at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Central Campus
Recreation Building
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Researchers recently dis-
covered that Alzheimer's
disease and mild demen-
tia can be detected early by
examining fluid surrounding
the spinal cord and the brain,
CNN.com reported. The find-
ing could play a large role in
finding a cure for the illness.
Michigan hockey got
its season back on track
by winning its second
straight Great Lakes Invita-
tional. The Wolverines beat
Boston College and Michigan
State at Joe Louis Arena.
Pro-ferret activists in
California are mobi-
lizing in support of
overturning a ban on ferret
ownership in the state, The
Los Angeles Times reported.
Lawmakers claim the ani-
mals are detrimental to agri-
culture in California.

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French president accuses
Syria of killing its citizens

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rkozy urges that if the Arab League initiative
is not implemented, the interna-
in leader Assad tional community will have to
consider new measures to corm-
to resign pel a halt to the regime's vio-
lence against its own citizens,"
UT (AP) - French Presi- he said.
colas Sarkozy accused The U.N.'s last estimate,
eader Bashar Assad of announced several weeks ago,
nus repression" yester- estimated that more than 5,000
demanded that he step people have been killed in the
lying the regime is mas- government's military crack-
its own people. down on the revolt that erupted
zy said Syrians should in mid-March, inspired by upris-
ced to determine their ings across the Arab world. But
ure. since that report, activists say
massacres being commit- hundreds more have been killed.
he Syrian regime rightly The violence has drawn broad
isgust and revolt in the international condemnation and
rld, in France, in Europe sanctions, but Assad remains
rywhere in the world," defiant. The Arab League sent
said during a New Year's in about 100 observers a week
at a Navy air base in Lan- ago to verify Syria's compliance
almic, France. with the organization's plan that
Syrian president must requires the regime to remove
wer," he told members security forces and heavy weap-
ench military. ons from city streets, start talks
shington, White House with opposition leaders and free
an Jay Carney insisted political prisoners. Syria agreed
ence in Syria must be to the plan, intended to halt the
"We have made clear crackdown completely, on Dec.

The Local Coordination Com-
mittees, an umbrella group of
activists, put the death toll at
more than 390 people since Dec.
Activists reported more
bloodshed yesterday.
The British-based Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights
said that as dozens of soldiers
were defecting in the southern
village of Jassem, they came
under fire from security forces
in a clash that killed at least 18
of the government troops. The
Observatory said security forces
later launched raids in the area,
detaining more than 100 people
in and around the village.
The group also said security
forces shot dead three people
in the restive city of Homs and
three in the central province of
Hama. The LCC had a higher
toll, saying security forces killed
four people in Homs, one in the
Damascus suburb of Kfar Batna
and four in the central province
of Hama.
The Arab League's chief
acknowledged Monday that
killings have continued even
with the monitors working on
the ground.
The League called an emer-
gency meeting on Saturday
to discuss whether to with-
draw the monitors because
security forces are still kill-
ing people, an Arab official
said. The meeting will be in
Cairo, where the Arab League
is based.
Syrian opposition groups
have been deeply critical of
the Arab League mission, say-
ing it is simply giving Assad
cover for his crackdown. The
LCC says the observer mis-
sion is witnessing mainly
regime-staged events, and
they move about the country
only with the full knowledge
of the government.
French Foreign Minister
Alain Juppe said the regime
must not be allowed to inter-
fere with the observers on the


Thousands of North Koreans gather in Pyongyang at Kim II Sung square to hold a mass rally in support for their country's
policies and new leader Kim Jong Un yesterday.
Thousands of North Koreans
gather to celebrate new leader

Kim Jong Un
continues to
consolidate power
PYONGYANG, North Korea
(AP) - Pumping their fists and
chanting, tens of thousands of
North Koreans packed the snowy
main square of the capital yester-
day to pledge their loyalty to new
leader Kim Jong Un as the cam-
paign to consolidate his power
State television also aired foot-
age of Kim's recent visit to an
elite tank unit with family and
historical ties that showed him
interacting with soldiers with
ease and carrying out inspec-
tions much like father Kim Jong
I1 and grandfather Kim Il Sung
did before him - footage that
aimed to show off his youth and
health and put his confidence and
authority on display.
Soldiers cheered and chanted
his name as Kim made an inau-
gural solo trip to provide "on-
the-spot guidance" in the first
official documentary of the new
leader shown on North Korean

The campaign to install the
third-generation Kim as leader
has hastened since Kim Jong Il
died more than two weeks ago of a
heart attack, leaving the nation of
24 million in the hands of a young
man who was a mystery even to
the North Korean people until his
emergence in September 2010 as
his father's favored successor.
Since Kim Jong Un, who is in
his late 20s, was made a four-star
general and a vice chairman of
the Central Military Commission
of the ruling Workers' Party, the
campaign to groom him has been
swift. Within a year, Kim Jong
Un had become a fixture at his
father's side for inspection visits
to military units and factories
and at official events.
However, Kim Jong Il's sud-
den death catapulted the son to
the limelight at adelicate time for
North Korea. It was discussing
with Washington much-needed
food aid in exchange for nuclear
disarmament. North Korea has
tested two atomic devices since
Kim Jong Un did not have the
benefit of 20 years of grooming
like Kim Jong II did when his
father, North Korea founder Kim

Il Sung, died in 1994 of a heart
Instead, North Korea has
sought to highlight Kim Jong Un's
heritage as heir to North Korea's
founding fathers, underlining his
physical resemblance to the late
President Kim Il Sung and char-
acterizing him as an "identical"
extension of his father.
In the documentary of his mil-
itary visit Sunday, he was dressed
in a long, dark overcoat similar to
the coat his grandfather used to
wear. He is shown in an exhibi-
tion room lined with black-and-
white photos, including an image
portraying a young Kim Il Sung.
The footage also served to
show the confidence of Kim,
who mingled easily with soldiers
and appeared to be giving them
pointers in the documentary
shown just days after the rul-
ing party officially proclaimed
him supreme commander of the
1.2-million-strong Korean Peo-
ple's Army.
Soldiers cheered as Kim
approached, clapping his gloved
hands. He leaned in to pull one
man close to him to share a few
words, leaving the officer in

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