2A - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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2A - Wednesday, April 4, 2012 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom
AUTISM SPEAKS U
Raising awareness for autism
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BOATING ON THE DIAG I
To honor the beginning of
Autism Awareness Month, the
University's chapter of Autism
Speaks U has been working to
develop a variety of activities,
such as a raffle and the distri-
bution of blue ribbons to raise
awareness, as part of its effort
to raise money and awareness
Despite its increased work
throughout April, the club is
also active throughout the year.
Autism Speaks U is partnered
with the Judson Center - a local
nonprofit that works to help
individuals with autism, as well
as providing child welfare, men-
tal health and disability services
- to create volunteer opportu-
nities for students who want to
work with children with autism.
Other club events include the
Walk Now For Autism Speaks
event, guest presentations and
research projects for members
to participate in.
The largest event the club
hosts is its annual Alley-Oop
for Autism Speaks U Basket-
ball Tournament. This year, the
organization raised more than
$600 from the event.
The University's chapter of
Autism Speaks U was estab-
lished in September 2009 by
current LSA seniors Maressa
Criscito and Alex Lewisohn
after the pair struggled in find-
ing a campus club that shared
their desire to support children
with autism spectrum disor-
ders. Today, the club has 275
members and is supported by
various other campus organiza-
"Through this organiza-
tion we get to see firsthand the
positive difference that we are
making in the community,"
Criscito said. "Being part of
Autism Speaks U at the Univer-
sity of Michigan does justice to
the Michigan Difference."
Criscito added that she hopes
the club will continue to main-
tain its presence on campus
after she graduates.
Engineering junior Joel Cousineau promotes the Water
Ski Club in its boat on the Diag yesterday.
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
License to steal Rolling down Poetry panel Golden Apple
WHERE: 1900 block of Hill WHAT: A number of poetry lecture
WHEN: Tuesday at about
WHAT: A license plate was
reportedlytaken from a
parked vehicle, University
Police reported. There are
WHERE: 300 block of
WHEN: Sunday at about
WHAT: A skateboarder
was reprimanded for skate-
boardingby the loading
dock of Hill Auditorium,
University Police reported.
discussions and readings
and a poetry raffle to cele-
brate the local poetry scene
and poetry month, which
falls in April. Panelists
include Benjamin Paloff,
Douglas Trevor and John
pizza will be provide.
WHO: University Library
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Harlan Hatcher
Graudate Library, room 100
WHAT: The 22nd Golden
Apple Award winner, Bruce
Conforth, will give his hon-
orary lecture called "Heed-
ing the Call."
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Audi-
Drive-in dope Meta art
WHERE: 1700 block of
WHEN: Monday at about
WHAT: A man was arrest-
ed for suspected mari-
juana possession after being
woken up in his parked
vehicle, University Police
reported. The suspect was
released after processing.
WHERE: Modern Lan-
WHEN: Monday at 4:15
WHAT: Paint damage was
discovered on a sculpture
in the fourth-floor hallway,
University Police reported.
The defacement occurred
between March 30 and
April 2, and there are no
Film screening workshop
The death toll from the
Civil War was recalcu-
lated and found to have
increased by 20 percent, The
New York Times reported.
Using newly digitized census
data, historianJ. David Hack-
er found that the count was
750,000, up from 618,222.
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manufactured in the
U.S. finished its maiden
voyage Monday, The Asso-
ciated Press reported. The
vehicle, called the Transi-
tion, will cost $279,000 and
requires a runway to reach
its flying height of 1,400 feet.
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WHAT: The film "Speak-
ing in Tongues: Four Kids,
Four Languages, One City,
One World" will be shown
in honor of this semester's
theme semester. Pizza will
WHO: Language Theme
WHEN: Tonight from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: North Quad,
WHAT: A workshop to
help students identify the
fectionist thoughts and
to provide stratgies to
WHO: Counseling and
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removed from his
position at BSkyB
LONDON (AP) - Once his
father's heir apparent, James
Murdoch stepped down yester-
day as chairman of British Sky
Broadcasting, surrendering one
of the biggest jobs in the Murdoch
media empire in a bid to distance
the broadcaster from a deepening
phone hacking scandal.
James Murdoch's credibility
and competence have come under
severe questioning because of the
phone hacking crisis and alleged
bribery by British newspapers
while he was in charge, and he faces
further questioningin the scandal.
"I am aware that my role as
chairman couldbecome a lightning
rod for BSkyB and I believe that my
resignation will help to ensure that
there is no false conflation with
events at a separate organization,"
the 39-year-old Murdoch said.
Yesterday's announcement was
just the latest in a string of setbacks
for James Murdoch, who has been
shedding titles since the scandal
At the end of February, he quit
as chairman of News Internation-
al, the company's troubled British
newspaper subsidiary, a move cast
as allowing Rupert Murdoch's
younger son to focus on News
Corp.'s extensive TV holdings. He
has also stepped down from the
boards of auctioneer Sotheby's
and pharmaceutical firm GlaxoS-
Nicholas Ferguson, formerly
deputy chairman, moved up to
replace the younger Murdoch as
chairman at BSkyB. Tom Mock-
ridge, who recently replaced James
Murdoch at the helm of News
International, gained a new title of
deputy chairman of BSkyB.
James Murdoch retains his roles
as deputy chief operating officer of
News Corp. and chairman and CEO
of the company's international divi-
sion. He also remains on the BSkyB
board as a non-executive member.
"James Murdoch is avery good
TV man. I think people there will
regret his passing," said Paul Con-
new, a media consultant and for-
mer tabloid editor. "The bigger
question it raises is, where does
this leave News Corp. in relation to
The phone hackingscandal has
already effectively killed a bidby
News Corp. to take full control of
BSkyB and raised questions about
the Murdoch empire's fitness to
control the satellite broadcaster
through the 39 percent share it
The junior Murdoch's resigna-
tion comes a month after Britain's
communications regulator, Ofcom,
said it was monitoring the hacking
and briberyinvestigationtobe sure
that BSkyB was "fit and proper" to
hold abroadcasting license.
The "fit and proper" test looks
at the conduct of individuals who 0
control and manage the company.
James Murdoch's resigna-
tion could either pave the way for
News Corp.to divestBSkyB or take
another run attaking full control of
it, said Todd Juenger, a New York-
based media company analyst with
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
But because there would likely
be an uproar of opposition in Brit-
ain to the latter, the more likely
reason was simply to remove
the shadow cast by the younger
Murdoch's troubles and allow
the company to operate free from
"Because of some baggage
attached to Mr. (James) Murdoch,
that was harder to do with him in
that role," Juenger said.
BSkyB shares were down as
much as 1 percent yesterday at
675.5 pence after its news chan-
nel, Sky News, was first to report
Murdoch's departure. In New
York, News Corp. shares were
down 3 cents at $19.89 in late
More embarrassment could
come later this month when the
House of Commons Committee
on Culture, Media and Sport is
expected to publish its report on
the phone hacking scandal. Both
Murdochs are also likely to face a
further appearance before a judge-
led inquiry into phone hackingand
journalism practices in general.
Your future never looked brighter.