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'U' Hospital completes second heart transplant in state history

Forty- five years ago
this week (Dec. 3,1968):
Doctors at the University
Hospital completed the sec-
ond heart transplant in the
history of the state of Michi-
A 15-man team operated
on patient Donald Kamin-
ski, a 38-year-old at the time
dying of cardiomyopathy,
a degenerative disease that
would have eventually led to
his death.
The operation began just
three minutes after the death
of donor Robert Pushman, a
senior at Central Michigan
University who died of inju-
ries from a car accident.

Thirty-five years ago tent, and Higgins requested
this week (Dec. 2,1978): a grade of D so he would still
be eligible for graduation.
Former University stu- "The professors use
dent Bob Higgins sued grades as a club," Higgins
the University's Board of said "Since they (the facul-
Regents for $885,000 after ty members in the German
he received a D in his Ger- department) couldn't believe
man class instead of the A he that I, a black student, was
felt he deserved. doing superior work in the
Higgins said he was not course, they resented it and
able to attend the class until gave me a poor grade."
the final two weeks of the This was the third suit
semester due to "personal initiated by Higgins against
emergency" reasons but still the University.
completed and turned in all Higgins claimed he grad-
the necessary course work. uated and received his diplo-
Higgins said then-Assistant ma in 1976, but the Office of
Prof. Irma Sklenar refused the Registrar had no record
to grade his work because of it. At the time of the
she didn't agree with its con- suit, he ran his own foreign

investment consulting firm.
"I irked them (the Uni-
versity officials) because I
wasn't going to kiss their
ass," Higgins said.
Twenty-five years ago
this week (Dec. 2,1988):
A vote from the LSA cur-
riculum committee passed a
proposal to require students
to take a course related to
combating racism starting
in the fall of 1989.
The original push from
the United Coalition Against
Racism was to institute one
specific class on racism, but
the passed proposal allowed
students to choose from sev-


Desperate nee
for a calculator
WHERE: Bursley
Residence Hall Hall
WHEN: Friday at
about 11 a.m.
WHAT: A resident's room
was robbed between 5:30
a.m. Wednesday and noon
on Thursday, University
Police reported.
Who needs
WHERE: Crisler Center,
333 Stadium
WHEN: Friday at
about 3 p.m.
WHAT: A subject was
warned verbally for trying
to scalp tickets outside of
the Crisler Center, Univer-
sity Police reported. No
report was filed.

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eral classes that would meet
the requirement.
Then-Assistant Prof. Eliz-
abeth Anderson, who is now
a senior faculty member in
the Philosophy Depart-
ment, said the new class
requirement could also help
increase the diversity of the
"We want to use this
graduation requirement to
make the University aggres-
sively recruit faculty to
teach these courses, most of
which will be minority fac-
ulty," Anderson said.
Elwood, voted the
world's ugliest dog in
2007, died on Thanksgiv-
ing at the age of 8, the Huff-
ington Postreported. Elwood
was a Chinese crested and
Chihuahua mix, owned by
Karen Quigley of New Jersey,
and called "Yoda" by fans.
The Michigan women's
soccer team's season
ended after it fell to
top-seeded Virginia in the
Elite Eight of the NCAA
Women's Soccer Toruna-
ment on Friday.
A Metro-North Rail-
road train derailed in
the Bronx New York on
Sunday killing four people,
the New York Times report-
ed. 67 people in total were
injured, 11 critically, accord-
ing to New York Fire Depart-
ment spokesman Jim Long.

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WHERE: Michigan
Stadium and surrounding
WHEN: Saturday
WHAT: At Saturday's
game of 113,511 attendees,
the University Police
and supporting law
enforcementmade six
arrests at Saturday's football
game: one for resisting
and obstructing a police
officer, three for Minor in
Possession of Alcohol and
two for disordorly conduct.
One citation was given and
50 additional ejections
were made. In addition,
emergency medical
personnel treated 70 people.
Sixteen were taken to
University Hospital.

wi nost a ascussion on
sustainability and
decline in Detroit.
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Business School and School
of Natural Resources
WHEN: Today at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ross School of
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wi presentintormation
about the White House
internship program from a
panel of White House staff.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from
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WHERE: Weil Hall, 1110
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Officials: Healthcare.gov
making positive strides

Eyptian constitutional
amendments ratified

implements software
changes prior to
Nov. 30 deadline
WASHINGTON (AP) - Visitors
to the government's health care
website encounter fewer errors
and the system now works most of
the time, administration officials

said Sunday in a progress report.
But they also acknowledged
the rocky rollout of healthcare.
gov included hundreds of soft-
ware bugs, inadequate equipment
and inefficient management.
The government says more
than 50,000 people can log on
to the website and more than
800,000 people will be able to
shop for insurance coverage each
day. It's a dramatic improvement
from the first weeks of the sys-

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tem, which saw frustrated buy-
ers watch their computer screens
freeze, website crash and error
messages multiply.
"The bottom line - Health-
Care.gov on December 1st is night
and day from where it was on
October 1st," chief White House
troubleshooter Jeff Zients told
Amid all the problems with
HealthCare.gov, President Barack
Obama set a deadline for Saturday
for several significant problems
to be resolved. The administra-
tion organized a conference call
with reporters Sunday morning
to give a status report.
"There is more work to be
done to continue to improve and
enhance the website and con-
tinue to improve the consumer
experience in the weeks and
months ahead," the Department
of Health and Human Services
wrote in a memo to reporters.
The White House is hoping for
a fresh start. A wave of bad pub-
licity over the site's early failures
cast a shadow overthe president's
chief domestic achievement.
Even with the repairs in place,
the site still won't be able to
do everything the administra-
tion wants, and companion sites
for small businesses and Span-
ish speakers have been delayed.
Questions remain about the sta-
bility of the site and the quality of
the data it delivers to insurers.
Obama promised a few weeks
ago that HealthCare.gov "will
work much better on Nov. 30, Dec.
1, than it worked certainly on Oct.
L" But, in trying to lower expecta-
tions, he said he could not guaran-
tee that "100 percentof the people
100 percent of the time going on
this website will have a perfectly
seamless, smooth experience."
Obama rightly predicted errors
would remain. The department
reported the website is up and
running 95 percent of the time
- meaning a 1-in-20 chance of
finding a broken website remains.
The government also estimated
that pages crashed a rate less
than once every 100 clicks.

Police remove
Morsi supporters
from Tahrir Square
CAIRO (AP) - Police fired
tear gas to drive hundreds of
supporters of Egypt's ousted
Islamist president from Cairo's
famed Tahrir Square on Sunday,
as a panel tasked with amending
the constitution adopted dur-
ing his time in office agreed on
changes to the text.
The 50-member panel revis-
ing the Islamist-tilted charter
adopted under former President
Mohammed Morsi managed to
resolve its differences after two
days of clause-by-clause voting
on the final draft.
The text gives women and
Christians "suitable representa-
tion" but says a future law must
decide the details. It also calls
for elections, either parliamen-
tary or presidential, within 90
days after the draft constitution
is adopted. The other election
should be held up to six months
The new charter would
require future presidents to
declare their financial assets
annually, and allows lawmakers
to vote out an elected president
and call for early elections if they
have a two-thirds majority.
Members agreed that a
contentious proposed article
allowing military tribunals for
civilians would be scaled back,
allowing them only in case of
direct attack on military person-
nel or assets.
Rights activists had previous-
ly objected to the military's trial
of some 10,000 civilians when
it ran the country during the 17
months after Egypt's 2011 revolt
that ousted longtime autocrat
Hosni Mubarak.
The document is now to be
handed over to interim President
Adly Mansour, who has a month
to call for a nationwide referen-
dum on it.
If adopted by the public,

a giant step in the roadmap
announced by the military when
it removed Morsi last summer
will have been completed.
Morsi supporters have been
staging near daily protests to
demand his reinstatement, in
Cairo and across much of the
country. But for hundreds of
them to enter and take over Tah-
rir, even briefly as they did Sun-
day, constituted a major, albeit
symbolic, propaganda coup for
them. They would have attracted
many more like-minded protest-
ers had they been able to gain a
solid foothold in the square.
It was the first time in more
than a yearthat Islamists entered
the central square in significant
numbers. The location has been
the near exclusive domain of lib-
eral and secular protesters since
shortly after Morsi took office in
June 2012 as Egypt's first freely
elected president.
Also in the background to
Sunday's events was scathing
criticism of the military-backed
government by a top rights group
that called on authorities to
immediately release five Morsi
aides who have been kept at an
undisclosed destination since
their arrest on July 3, the day
Morsi was ousted.
Police in Tahrir acted quickly
and appeared to surprise pro-
testers, firing heavy tear gas
to clear them from the central
plaza barely minutes after they
took it over and sending them
to take refuge in side streets.
After an initial salvo of some two
dozen canisters, armored police
vans rushed to the square with
sirens wailing.
Later, six army armored per-
sonnel carriers arrived. After
nightfall, the protesters and
police fought pitched battles on
side streets off Tahrir and in the
downtown area, with police fir-
ing tear gas and the protesters
pelting them with rocks.
The square was the birth-
place of the revolt that toppled
Mubarak almost three years ago.
That uprising was led by liberal

and secular youth groups, whose
differences with the Islamists
began to surface later in 2011
over claims that Morsi's Broth-
erhood and its allies were more
interested in promoting their
own political interests than pur-
suing the uprising's goals.
Sunday's Islamist protest-
ers came from Cairo University,
where they have been protest-
ing the death on Thursday of an
engineering student at the hands
of police. Non-Islamist students
were also protesting the death of
the student on Sunday, but they
restricted their demonstration to
the areaoutside the Cairo Univer-
sity campus in the Giza district.
It was not immediately clear
why police did not stop the pro-
testers from reaching Tahrir,
a 30-minute journey on foot
from the university campus on
the west bank of the River Nile.
There was no police presence
outside the campus either.
Jubilant Islamist students
knelt down and offered a prayer
of thanks as their march drew
closer to Tahrir. Once there, they
chanted slogans againstthe mili-
tary and police and flashed the
four-finger sign that commemo-
rates the death of hundreds of
Morsi supporters by security
forces since a military coup oust-
ed the Islamist president on July
Morsi's supporters immedi-
ately relayed the news on social
networks, calling on others to
join them quickly and suggesting
that camping out indefinitely in
the iconic square would eventu-
ally topple the military-backed
Also on Sunday, Egyptian
authorities ordered the release
from police custody of promi-
nent activist Ahmed Maher,
founder of the revolution-
ary April 6 Movement, a main
player in the 2011 revolt against
Mubarak. Prosecutors, however,
extended by 15 days the deten-
tion of another iconic figure
from the 2011 uprising - Alaa


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