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Finding inspiration in verse
Gillian White is an assistant of space to teach the things I want started as a really experimental
professor in the Department of to teach. I want to teach a course class and I've built it with stu-
English. She is currently work- on poems about birds and the fig- dents over the years.
ing on a book about lyric and the ure of the bird in poetry.
personal in contemporary poetry, What influenced you to
which is similar to material taught What is your favorite class study poetry?
in her Contemporary American to teach?
Poetry and the Personal class I was a journalism major in col-
offered during the winter semester. I teach a course called Con- lege at Northwestern and I took a
White attended the Medill School temporary American Poetry and reading and writing poetry class
of Journalism at Northwestern the Personal, which thinks about with a poet named Mary Kinzie
University and earned her doctor- poems and how we want them to either my freshman or sopho-
ate from Princeton University in be people and treatthem like peo- more year. I felt that my head had
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Art & Design sophomore Mirae Moon works on a New
York City subway installation piece on Monday.

CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

I'll be your Bad parking Gain focus

paparazzi
WHERE: Crisler Center
WHEN: Sunday at about
8:10 p.m.
WHAT: A photographer at
the basketball game against
Indiana reported one of his
camera lenses stolen around
6:30 p.m., police reported.
There are no suspects.

job

Different kind
of shot
WHERE: Crisler Center
WHEN: Sunday at about
4:40 p.m.
WHAT: Two people were
asked to leave the basketball
game against Indiana due
to public intoxication, Uni-
versity Police reported. The
subjects immediately left
th5'~n

WHERE: 400 Block of
Ingalls
WHEN: Monday at about
12:20 a.m.
WHAT: A tree branch fell
on a parked car, University
Police reported. However,
there was no visible damage
to the vehicle.
Blind spot
WHERE: 1600 Block of
East Medical Center, Lot
M-30
WHEN: Sunday at about
7:40 p.m.
WHAT: A vehicle was
reversed into a gate-control
system, University Police
reported. There was slight
damage to the vehicle and
also to the control equip-

WHAT: Students are
invited to attend a discus-
sion about techniques to use
in order to cope with digital
distractions and informa-
tion overload.
WHO: Services for Students
with Disabailities
WHEN: Today at 12 p.m.
WHERE: Palmer Com-
mons, Great Lakes North
Room
Culturally gay
WHAT: David Halperin
and Valerie Traub will lead
a discussion on cultural
theories of homosexuality
and how the current con-
versation is missing from
dialouge on homosexuality.
WHO: Author's Forum
WHEN: Today at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library

Jewish news
WHAT: Jack Kugelmass
will lead a talk on the jour-
ney of Mordkhe Tsanin, a
Jewish journalist who trav-
eled to Poland after WWII
disguised as an English
journalist. There will be a
reception before the event.
WHO: Judaic Studies
WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Palmer Com-
mons, Forum Hall
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* An article in the March
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Daily ("Scott, Michaeli enter
race for CSG president,"
3/11/2013) was incorrectly
headlined. The presiden-
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is Christopher, not Scott.
. Please report any
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corrections@michi-
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Over 2,800 dead pigs
were found in a river
in Shanghai on Friday,
CNN reported. Although the
river is a source of drinking
water, it has been declared
safe to drink. It is unknown
how or why the pigs were put
in the river.
The White House
unveiled a new Col-
lege Scorecard tool to
financially compare colleges
across the country. But what
information is missing that
could be useful to students?
FOR MORE, SEE OPINION, PAGE 4
Researchers found ath-
erosclerosis - fat build-
up on artery walls - in
mummies after performing
CT scans, The New York
Times reported. Researchers
said the buildup may come
with age, because fatty foods
weren't as prevalent then.

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Judge strikes down NYC
ban on supersized sodas ,, a

Bloomberg's drink
regulation defeated by
N.Y. Supreme Court
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge
struck down New York City's
pioneering ban on big sug-
ary drinks Monday just hours
before it was supposed to take
effect, handing a defeat to
health-minded Mayor Michael
Bloomberg and creating confu-

sion for restaurants that had
already ordered smaller cups
and changed their menus.
State Supreme Court Jus-
tice Milton Tingling said the
16-ounce limit on sodas and
other sweet drinks arbitrarily
applies to only some sugary bev-
erages and some places that sell
them.
"The loopholes in this rule
effectively defeat the stated
purpose of this rule," Tingling
wrote in a victory for the bev-

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erage industry, restaurants
and other business groups
that called the rule unfair and
wrong-headed.
In addition, the judge said the
Bloomberg-appointed Board of
Health intruded on City Coun-
cil's authority when it imposed
the rule.
The city vowed to appeal the
decision, issued by New York
state's trial-level court.
"We believe the judge is
totally in error in how he inter-
preted the law, and we are con-
fident we will win on appeal,"
Bloomberg said. He added: "One
of the cases we will make is that
people are dying every day. This
is not a joke. Five thousand peo-
ple die of obesity every day in
America."
Fornow, though, the ruling
it means the ax won't fall Tues-
day on supersized sodas, sweet-
ened teas and other high-sugar
beverages in restaurants, movie
theaters, corner delis and sports
arenas.
"The court ruling provides a
sigh of relief to New Yorkers and
thousands of small businesses
in New York City that would
have been harmed by this arbi-
trary and unpopular ban," the
American Beverage Associa-
tion and other opponents said,
adding that the organization
is open to other "solutions that
will have a meaningful and last-
ing impact."
The first of its kind in the
country, the restriction has
sparked reaction from city
streets to late-night talk shows,
celebrated by some as a bold
attempt to improve people's
health and derided by others as
another "nanny state" law from
Bloomberg during his 11 years in
office.
On his watch, the city has
compelled chain restaurants
to post calorie counts, barred
artificial trans fats in restaurant
food and prodded food manu-
facturers to use less salt. The
city has successfully defended
some of those initiatives in
court.

Rodrigo Abd/AP
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela on Friday. Capriles called Vice
President Nicolas Maduro a bold-faced liar and accuses him of using Hugo Chavez's funeral to campaign for the presidency.
Chavez's successor files for
presidential election run

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Opposition
accuses Maduro of
politicizing former
president's death
CARACAS (AP) - Thousands
of cheering, crying admirers
accompanied President Hugo
Chavez's hand-picked successor
Monday as he registered to be
a candidate to replace the dead
leader, while forcing the main
opposition candidate to delay his
entry into the race.
The massive crowd thronged
acting President Nicolas Maduro
and blocked opposition candidate
Henrique Capriles from register-
ing for the April 14 vote by the 2
p.m. deadline.
The Capriles campaign told
The Associated Press that an
aide registered for the candidate
at the election commission later
Monday afternoon.
Maduro also announced a
change in Chavez's final resting
place Monday, and the informa-
tion ministry later said that offi-
cials had not decided what will
happen to the late president's
body.
Last week, Maduro had said
the body would be embalmed

and perpetually displayed in the
country's military museum.
Thousands applauded from a
plaza outside the National Elec-
tion Commission, waving ban-
ners and holding up posters of
Chavez as Maduro registered.
Many wore the red shirts and
baseball caps of Chavez's rul-
ing Socialist Party, letting out a
loud cheer when acting President
Nicolas Maduro arrived to sign
his election papers.
Some cried as Maduro saluted
them from the building's balcony,
eulogizing Chavez once again as
Venezuela's "father redeemer"
and asking God to give him "the
wisdom to allow me to carry out
the orders he gave us."
Later, he launched into a
speech of more than two hours
in the plaza outside the building,
introducinghis longtime partner,
Attorney General Cilia Flores,
and their children and grandchil-
dren to the crowd.
"I am not Chavez, but I am his
son, and all of us together, the
people, we are Chavez," he said.
Opposition supporters
denounced the carefully stage-
managed event as an affront to
basic electoral fairness. The elec-
toral commission is meant to play
an impartial role ensuring the

vote is fair and free.
Campaigning doesn't official-
ly start until April 2, but already
the two sides are at each other's
throats.
Capriles announced his can-
didacy Sunday, while blasting
Chavez's top lieutenants for try-
ing to use the president's death
to stoke passions and tilt the elec-
tion.
"You are playing politics with
the president's body," he said,
adding that he wasn't convinced
the government had been hon-
est about when Chavez died, and
had lied to the people during his
long illness by insisting he would
get better. The government says
Chavez succumbed to cancer on
Tuesday after a nearly two-year
battle. It has offered almost no
clinical information.
Capriles previously called
Maduro a shameless liar and
referred to him condescendingly
as "boy."
Maduro appeared right after
Capriles on state TV on Sunday,
accusing "the losing, miserable
candidate" of defaming Chavez
andhis family. He called Capriles
a "fascist" who was trying to pro-
voke violence by insulting the
"crystalline, pure image of Com-
mander Chavez."

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