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Nina Davuluri is thefirstIndian
American to receive both a Miss
New York and a Miss America
title. She was Miss New York 2013
and is now Miss America2014. She
graduated from the University in
2012 with a bachelor's degree in
brain, behavior and cognitive sci-
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Why did you choose
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platform?
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LSA senior Anna Kiseleva conducts at experiment to
test the reduction of ketone during a Organic Chem-
istry lab at the Chemistry Building Wednesday.

CRIME NOTES

Put it in park
WHERE: Fletcher Carport
WHEN: Tuesday at 9:50
a.m. .
WHAT: While trying
to back out ofa parking
spot, a car hit a concrete
bumper, lodging itself there,
University Police reported.
The vehicle remained
stuck until assistance was
provided.
Rackin' up that
mileage
WHERE: 300 Block E.
Hoover
WHEN: Tuesday at about
7:35 p.m.
WHAT: A stolen bicycle
was rediscovered by its
owner in front of MLB,
University Police reported.
The thief decided to keep
the odometer.

Keep it to
yourself
WHERE: 1100 Block Cath-
erine Street
WHEN: Tuesday at about
7:45 p.m.
WHAT: A white male
wearing blue scrubs flashed
a woman as she exited
the Taubman Library,
University Police reported.
The grass isn't
greener
WHERE: 3261 BaxterStreet
WHEN: Tuesday at about
12:25 p.m.
WHAT: A subject found
his parked vehicle sprayed
with grass seed, University
Police reported. There was
no permanent damage.

Depression M Farmers'

screenings
WHAT: Free depression
and other mental health
screenings will be available
both online and in-person.
WHO: Campus Information
Center
WHEN: Today from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
WHERE: TBA
Resume review
workshop
WHAT: Students are
invited to attend this by-
appointment resume work-
shop, where mentors will
be offering helpful tips on
how to make your resume
stand out.
WHO: Career Center
WHEN: Today from 7 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Student Activities
Building

Market
WHAT: Local produce will
be available, as will sam-
ples, creative recipes and
healthy-eating tips.
WHO: CSG and
University Unions
WHEN: Today from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Duderstadt
Center
Peace Corps.
experience talk
WHAT: University Prof.
Brian Arbic will be discuss-
ing his University under-
graduate experience as a
member of the Peace Corps,
and his resulting journeyto
volunteer in Ghana
and Liberia.
WHO: University Library
WHEN: Today from 7 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
Library

Bruce and Kris Jenner
have officially separated,.
E! Online reported Tues-
day. As if Keeping up with the
Kardashians had not already
revealed it, the couple claims
that their problems have
been ongoing. Divorce papers
have yet to be filed.
This week, the b-side
becomes the gbt-side
with stories about a
group for queer students for
color and Aut Bar.
>> FOR MORE, SEE INSIDE
CEO of Dreamworks,
Jeffery Katzenberg,
offered $75 million
to create three additional
Breaking Bad episodes, Vari-
ety reported Wednesday.
Unfortunately for him, the
series ended on a resolved
note, foiling his plans.

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Egyptian authorities set
trial date for former leader

t

Hearing for former
Pres. Mohammed
Morsi set for Nov. 4
CAIRO (AP) - The politically
charged trial of Egypt's Moham-
med Morsi will begin Nov. 4,
almost four months to the day
after the country's first demo-
cratically elected president was
toppled by the military, authori-
ties said Wednesday.

The prosecution of Morsi on
charges of inciting his followers
to kill opponents of his rule takes
the crackdown on his Muslim
Brotherhood to a new level and
is likely to fuel protests by his
Islamist supporters, stoking the
turmoil shaking Egypt.
Since his July 3 ouster, Morsi's
backers have taken to the streets
in rallies met by a fierce response
by security forces that has left
hundreds dead.
Wednesday's announcement

comes as the United States
announced it was cutting hun-
dreds of millions of dollars in
annual aid to Egypt and its mili-
tary - a show of discontent with
the crackdown aimed at pres-
suring the interim leadership
to move quickly toward a demo-
cratically elected government.
For Egypt's military-backed
government, the trial is a chance
to lay out their justification
for the sweeping arrest cam-
paign and ultimately for Morsi's
ouster. Authorities contend the
former president and the Broth-
erhood, which dominated power
during his year in office, com-
mitted crimes while in power
- and have turned to violence
since his removal.
But the military, now Egypt's
dominant political power, also
opens itself up to criticism it is
carryingout show trials to crush
the Brotherhood, which accus-
es the army and its supporters
of wrecking Egypt's fledgling
democracy.
Already there are questions
whether the trial, in which
Morsi and 14 other members of
his Brotherhood are defendants,
can be fair.
Morsi has been held in secret
military detention since his
ouster, with almost no contact
with the outside world beyond
two phone calls with his fam-
ily. During his interrogation, his
defense lawyers have not been
allowed to talk to him and say
they have not been shown any
documentation of the prosecu-
tion's case.
"This is a trial held under
the cannon of a tank," said
Mohammed Gharib, a member
of Morsi's legal team. "Is this an
atmosphere for a fair trial?"
Morsi's son, Osama Morsi,
told the Turkish news agency
Anadolu that his father "rejects
this trial and others and will not
recognize it."
Rights lawyers point out
that they tried to have the case
prosecuted while Morsi was in
office, a sign that it is not purely
based on vengeance.

In this file photo, Saudi women board a taxi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A campaign calling on women to drive on Saturday.
has started gathering support online and already has nearly 15,000 signatures.
Saudi activistsh to debate
flfIng ban on women driving

'I

Official request
for rights made to
conservative ruling
council last week
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP)S
- Saudi women on the ultra-
conservative kingdom's top
advisory council have called
for a discussion on the sensi-
tive issue of allowing women
to drive, a move that could
embolden reformers pushing to
lift the ban.
The official request was
made this week to the head
of the Shura Council, council
member Latifa al-Shaalan said,
to address all "excuses" raised
to keep women from driving
since Islamic law and Saudi
traffic laws do not forbid it.
Women seeking the right to
drive in Saudi Arabia have been
energized by a campaign call-
ing on them to drive on Oct. 26.
Saudi law does not explicitly
prohibit them from driving, but
religious edicts by senior and
influential clerics are enforced
by the police, effectively ban-

ning it. Authorities do not issue
driving licenses to women.
The campaign started as
an online petition last month
and has so far garnered nearly
15,000 signatures.
In 2011, a Saudi woman was
detained for posting an online
video of herself driving, though
her arrest launched wider pro-
tests.
The country is guided by
an ultraconservative interpre-
tation of Islam called Wah-
habism. Women cannot travel,
work, study abroad, marry, get
divorced or gain admittance to
a public hospital without per-
mission from a male guardian
- typically a husband, brother,
father or uncle.
Hard-line clerics have
opposed the driving campaign
and recently a prominent Saudi
cleric caused a stir when he said
medical studies show that driv-
ing has adverse effects on wom-
en's ovaries because it forces the
pelvis upward.
Al-Shaalan, the Shura Coun-
cil member, told journalists that
the recommendation for the
discussion on women driving is
not meant to coincide with the

campaign and that it has been
studied for a while.
"It is flawed that a woman
cannot drive a car after reach-
ing the position of deputy min-
ister, becoming a member of
the Shura Council, managing a
university and representing the
country on international bod-
ies," she said.
She said it is also counterin-
tuitive to force a woman to ride
in a car with a male driver who
may be a stranger because it
contradicts the kingdom's strict
rules on separation of the sexes.
While the Shura Council
does not have legislative pow-
ers, the 30 women council
members made history this
year when they became the first
females appointed to the body.
The move by King Abdullah to
give women a voice on the body
was seen as part of a larger
reform effort by the monarchy.
In 2011, King Abdullah said
women can vote and run as
candidates in the 2015 munici-
pal elections. Last year, the
kingdom began enforcing a law
that allows women to work in
female apparel and lingerie
stores.

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