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MONDAY: TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY: THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
This Week in H r Professor Profiles In Other Ivory TowersAlumni Profile Photos of the Week
MUSICALI-TEA:
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71years ago this week Ceitham, he said.
(Feb.17,1942):
48 years agothis week

In the winter of 1942, men (Feb.11,1965):
in the University community
flocked to register for the armed University officials work
services draft. implementing a new trin
Most went to the Alumni system.
Memorial Building, while engi- "(The system) will no do
neering students gathered in refined and revised before
the West Engineering .Build- submitted to the administ
ing. Factory workers, farmers, for consideration and app
executives and businessmen all ate action," Literary C
came forward to support the war Dean William Haber tol
effort. Daily.-
One prominent participant Haber made commen
was the former University ath- response to concern abou
letic director and head football logistical elements of crea
coach, "Fritz" Crisler. While summer semester. Four hu
signing up for the Draft with students would be def
1942 football captain George and by 1968, enrollment i
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program would be challeng-
ing. Haber believed new faculty
members would be needed as,
"most present faculty members
would be very reluctant to teach
on a year-round basis."
25.years ago this week
(Feb.16,1988):
University officials
announced that in the fall of
1988, Fletcher Hall would be
opening up its doors to women,
marking the end of all-male resi-
dence halls.
- ROBERTARENELLA

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You're not
alone
WHERE: Cardiovascular
Center
WHEN: Friday at about
11:50 a.m.
WHAT: An employee
reported that they were
being stalked by a known
subject, University Police
reported.

Prank call
WHERE: Bursley Hall
WHEN: Friday at about
4:40 p.m.
WHAT: A student
reported receiving a dozen
harassing telephone calls,
University Police reported.
The calls had been persist-
ing for the preceeding 18
hours. The caller was not
identified.

CAMVUS EVENT & &NUTES THREE THINGS YOU
Learn about Int'l students
LinkedIn meeting Brooklyn-based artist
Heather Dewey-Hagborg
icratin 3-D redition
WHAT: LinkedIn's Higher WHAT: This drop-in istcreaing -ren ions
Education's Evangelist John conversation hour is meant of strangers using DNA
Hill will make suggestions for international students remnants from gum and
for how students can most to meet and discuss the cigarettes, Discovery News
effectively utilize their adjustments that come with reported. She collects the
LinkedIn accounts to make attending school abroad. materials on the streets of
connections and search for WHO: Counseling and New York.
jobs. Psychological Services .
WHO: Alumni Association WHEN: Today from 4 p.m. Four of the top five.
WHEN: Today at 5:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. teams . in college
WHERE: Alumni Center, WHERE: International basketball lost this past
Founders Room Center, Conference room week, including No.
Career change W CED lecture 3 Michigan's 65-62 loss to
Wisconsin on Saturday.
>> FOR MORE, SEE SPORTSMONDAY

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Down with the Using power
buses for evil

WHERE: 1120 Catherine
Street
WHEN: Saturday at about
2:50 a.m.
WHAT: A subject broke
a University bus window,
University Police reported.
A possible suspect has been
identified.

WHERE: Medical Inn
WHEN: Friday at about
5:25 p.m.
WHAT: During the past
month, an employee in the
building may have been
taking medications from
a dispenser, University
Police reported.

WHAT: Scholarship
Manager and Senior
Counselor Doreen Murasky
will give suggestions to help
attendees recognize skills
that may help with a career
change. Fee is $25.
WHO: Center for the
Education of Women
WHEN: Today at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: CEW

WHAT: A Polish member
of European Parliament,
Pawel Kowal will discuss
the relationship between
the European Union and the
Ukraine.
WHO: Weiser Center for
Emerging Democracies &
The Roosevelt Institute
WHEN: Today from 4p.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: School of Social
Work Building, Room 1636

German researchers
found that one in three
Facebook users feel
unhappy after perusing the
site, Time magazine reported.
The study noted self-
comparisions and relatively
little attention paid to the
subjects's posts as reasons for
such unhappiness.

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Union travel agency
closes unexpectedly

New U.S. commander for
forces in Afghanistan

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'U' officials: unclear
whether space will
be filled by fall
By STEPHANIE SHENOUDA
Daily StaffReporter
Among the numerous chang-
es the coming year will bring
to the Union, the branch of the
STA Travel Agency located in

the basement of the Union has
unexpectedly closed its doors.
STA is largely involved in
helping students plan trips and
book flights for vacations and
study abroad.
Michigan Union Director
Susan Pile said the closure was
STA's decision and the Univer-
sity had no say in the matter.
"Corporate decided to close
eight locations nationally, and
this was one of the decisions

that they felt they had to make,"
Pile said. "They didn't disclose
their reasons for doing so, but
we can only speculate that it
had something to do with the
productivity of the location."
There are 14,000 to 15,000
retail travel agencies today
compared to the 34,000 in the
mid-1990s, according to Pho-
CusWright, a travel research
firm.
Because this decision was so
sudden, the University hasn't
yet contemplated options for
filling the space. Pile said they
are unpertain at this time if
they will have another com-
pany renting the space in the
fall.
"It's unfortunate that this
happened, obviously," Pile
said. "But it's a corporate
decision, and they are well
within their rights to do that."
Both the Unionlocation and
STA's corporate offices could
not be reached after several
attempts for comment, and
the University doesn't have
any data on student use of the
business.
LSA senior Emily Schapka
booked two flights to France
and Germany. with STA. She
said she had shopped around
online to compare prices, but
was satisfied with her expe-
rience with the travel agency.
Schapka said she believes
that she saved both time and
money using the agency, but
that the real value came from
having her own agent, espe-
cially when she had to switch
the dates of her flights to
France.
"When I realized I had
a conflict with the dates of
my trip, it was so much more
convenient to talk to the
same person," Schapka said.
Last week, unknown
pranksters posted a sign near
the former location of STA
suggesting that Chick-fil-A
would fill the space. How-
ever, union officials said the
signs were a hoax.

Marine Gen.
Dunford will lead
war's final strech
KABUL, ' Afghanistan ,(AP)
- Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford
took charge of U.S. and NATO
forces in Afghanistan on Sunday
as the coalition enters its final
stretch of the more than 11-year-
old war.
The new commander faces
daunting challenges, including
making sure Afghan government
forces are ready to take control
and orchestrating the withdrawal
of foreign forces during the next
23 months.
Dunford, who will likely be the
last commander of the U.S.-led
international military coalition,
succeeded Marine Gen. John
Allen, who oversaw the buildup of
governmental security forces and
dealt with a series of setbacks -
from Quransburned ataU.S.base
to a spike in deadly insider attacks
that killed international troops.
"Today is not about change, it's
about continuity," Dunford said
during the handover ceremony
at the coalition's headquarters
in Kabul. "What's not changed
is the growing capability of our
Afghan partners, the Afghan-
national security forces. What's
not changed is our commitment.
More importantly, what's not
changed is the inevitability of our
success."
The change in command
comes at a critical time for Presi-
dent Barack Obama, who may
use Tuesday's State of the Union
address to announce a timetable
for pulling out the remaining
American combat forces by the
end of 2014 and plans for a residu-
al U.S. force post-2014.
Dunford faces the challenge
of overseeing the drawdown of
about 100,000 - foreign troops,
including 66,000 from the United
States, and helping the Afghans
counter insurgent groups, includ-
ing the Haqqani network, that
show no sign of compromise. The
Haqqani network, based in Paki-

stani tribal areas near the Afghan
border, has ties to al-Qaida and
is thought to be responsible for
many attacks on U.S. and Afghan
forces,.including the recent spate
of so-called insider attacks.
Dunford also must help
Afghanistansecure its nextpresi-
dential election in 2014 - the first
ballot since the U.S. invasion that
will not include President Hamid
Karzai as a candidate.
"Much work lies ahead," Gen.
Martin Dempsey, chairman of
the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff,
said at the ceremony, which was
attended by senior Afghan and
U.S. military officials. Karzai did
not attend.
Relations between the United
States and Pakistan have greatly
improved in recent months after
a series of visits to Islamabad by
Allen. Allen has worked to patch
up ties after they hit historic lows
following a border airstrike in
late 2011 that killed two dozen
Pakistani soldiers. Allen took
Dunford along last week to Islam-
abad when he paid a farewellvisit
to the chief of the Pakistani army,
Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.
Allen has been nominated to
lead NATO forces in Europe after
being exonerated in a Pentagon
investigation of questionable
email exchanges with a Florida
woman linked to the sex scan-
dal that led CIA Director David
Petraeus to resign.
Allen, 59, of Warrenton, Vir-
ginia, was the longest serving
commander of U.S. and coali-
tion troops in Afghanistan so far.
Nearly two dozen generals have
commanded troops from the
United States and other nations in
the coalition since the American
invasion in late 2001 - with'six
U.S. generals, including Dunford,
running both commands in the
past five years alone.
Afghan Defense Minister
Bismullah Khan Mohammadi
applauded Allen's military cam-
paign against the insurgents.
"The efforts and the role played
by Gen. Allen to apply military
pressure against the Taliban and
terrorists through joint special

operations have led to the death
and capture of many terrorists
and Taliban leaders," Mohamma-
di said. The operations, he added,
allowed Afghan forces to expand
their control'across areas heavily
influenced by the Taliban.
Obama said last month that
the Afghans would take over this
spring instead of late summer
- a decision that could permit a
speedier withdrawal of foreign
forces from Afghanistan.
Allen said he told Dunford
"our victory here will never be
marked by a parade or a point in
time on a calendar when victory
is declared. This insurgency will
be defeated over time by the legit-
imate and well-trained Afghan
forces that are emerging today
and who are taking the field in
full force this spring."
Allen, however, has acknowl-
edged that the Afghans still have
work to do to become an effective
and self-sufficient fighting force.
But he said a vast improvement
in their abilities was behind a
decision to accelerate the time-
table for putting them in the lead
nationwide this spring when the
traditional fightingseasonbegins.
Although the Afghan secu-
rity forces are almost at their
full strength of 352,000, persis-
tent violence and insider attacks
against Americans and other for-
eign forces have raised concerns
about whether they are ready to
take on the fight bythemselves.
Dunford has to deal with "nav-
igating the drawdown, keeping
a sense of calm before (Afghan)
presidential elections" and main-
taining progress against insider
attacks, said Michael O'Hanlon
from the Brookings Institution
in Washington. "Then, of course,
there's the issue of gradually
working more closely with Paki-
stan."
Much depends on the U.S.
negotiating a bilateral secu-
rity agreement with the Afghan
government that includes the
contentious issue of immunity
from Afghan prosecution for any
U.S. forces that would remain in
Afghanistan after 2014.

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