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'U' hospital director resigns

40 years ago (April 12,1974)
University Hospital Direc-
tor Edward Connors resigned
following an audit of his travel
expenses, which revealed misuse
of expense account funds.
The funds were considered
misused because Connors had
allegedly charged the expenses
twice - once to the University
and again to outside organiza-
A. B. Hicks, director of Univer-
sity Audits, refused to comment
on the case beyond telling The
Michigan Daily that he'd rath-
er not explain the University's
auditing policy at that time.
In a written statement, Con-
nors said his actions represented

a serious mistake in judgment,
and that he planned to fully repay
the University once the exact
total of misused funds was deter-
30years ago (April 10, 1984)
A series of arson incidents in
South Quad continued, marking
the fifth fire in less than a month.
Resident Adviser Eve Skirboll
told her residents at a special
house meeting that they need to
start moving faster in response,
even if they think it isn't serious.
"I'm one of the last ones out
of this building and I don't want
to burn," Skirboll said. "So when
that fire alarm sounds I want you

10years ago (April 8,2004)
A large number of graduate
student instructors cancelled
their classes in solidarity with
protesting members of the Lec-
turers' Employees Organization.
LEO's protest was focused on
certain demands they wanted the
University to meet during their
ongoing contract negotiations,
such as a revision of their health
benefits package and measures to
increase job security.
GSI Leanne Powner, who can-
celled her office hours, said she
supported the strike because the
issues LEO members were fac-
ing could affect her in the near

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Kinesiology freshman Katie Baur chats with her date
Christine Lise, an Engineering alum, at the Annual
Pride Prom at the Michigan League.

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Architecture New Yorker
discussion staffer talk

IMSB hours
At the last Central Student
Government meeting,
a motion was passed to
expand the Intramural
Sports Building's hours
for the remainder of the
semester. It was decided that
the later opening time of the
gym made it inconvenient for
some students to work out.

S. California
CunninLynguists' new
album, Strange Journey
Volume Three, was released
April 1st. Lejla Bajgoric
explores how nostalgia is
expressed both visually and
lyrically on track four, South
California, which was also
released as a music video.

WHAT: Prof. Adrian
Forty will discuss the role
technology has played in
architectural innovation.
WHO: Taubman College
of Architecture and Urban
WHEN: Today at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kelsey Museum of
Archaeology, Lecture Hall

H EEHealthcare
Philanthropy HIMYM finale reform lecture

WHAT: New Yorker staffer
Katherine Boo will talk
about writing her newest
book, Behind the Beautiful
WHO: Institute for the
WHEN: Today at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Art,
Helmut Stern Auditorium
WHAT: Former University
student Dana Greene will
share her experiences as
a graduate student with a
WHO: Services for Students
with Disabilities
WHEN: Today at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
. Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-

About 7 million out of
the country's 12 million
eligible voters went
to the polls Saturday in
Afghanistan, representing a
historically high number of
votes, BBC reported Saturday.
Officials said partial results
could be available by Sunday.
The women's tennis
team went 2-0 this
weekend, and in the
process, senior Brooke
Bolender became the
winningest doubles player in
school history.
The New York bakery
responsible for the
creation of the cronut -
a combination of a croissant
and a donut - has been shut
down temporarily due to a
mice infestation, the Wall
Street Journal reported on

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Saturday, the Unviersity's
chapter of the Lambda Chi
Alpha fraternity hosted
a philanthropy event to
raise awareness and funds
for charities committed
to fighting hunger. The
event, titled Watermelon
Bust, combined several
competitive events for
members of Greek Life.

Last Monday night,
popular TV show "How I
Met Your Mother" aired
its final episode. Allen
Donne explains why it was a
disappointment to fans, and
what went wrong with the
season's pacing.
Read morefrom these
blogs at michigandaily.com

WHAT: Harvard prof.
Benjamin Sommers will
discuss how Medicaid and
other health programs have
been affected by recent
Supreme Court decisions.
WHO: Robert Wood
Johnson Health and Society
Scholars Program
WHEN: Today from 4:00-
5:30 p.m.
WHERE: School of Public
Health Building 1, Rm. 1655

Habitat for Humanity to
begin week of awareness

The University's
chapter kicks off
Act! Speak! Build!
to aid activism
Daily StaffReporter
For hundreds of runners Sun-
day, crossing the finish line in
the Big House marked the end of
a 5K race. However, for the Uni-
versity's chapter of Habitat for
Humanity, the race was only the
beginning of a series of events
for Act! Speak!Build! Week.
The week of advocacy set by
Habitat for Humanity Interna-
tional takesplace from April
6-12 at around 130 campuses
nationwide. The University's
chapter has organized seven
events over the seven days in
an effort to bring together Uni-

versity stud
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of affordal
Arbor, Ypsi
ing areas.
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lents and young peo- to building homes for people of
addressing the lack lower income."
ble housing in Ann Schuler, who said HFHUM is
ilanti and surround- currently undergoing a restruc-
turing, hopes this week's events
k's events started on will help with their goal to
:h the Big House 5K, expand.
FHUM was one of six "We're aiming at increas-
to receive proceeds. ing our level of service and our
nembers will be at outreach area," Schuler said.
Wall in Mason Hall "Right now we work on about
. to 4 p.m. encourag- two houses a year but we want
ts to take Habitat's to expand that to four. Our main
dge, which supports goal is increasing our fundrais-
shment of adequate ing capacity, because that's been
all. a limiting factor in terms of
ior Andrew Schuler, what we can do."
f HFHUM, said this Engineeringsenior Alan Seto,
way to directly bring HFHUM's webmaster, said he
adequate housing to hopes Act Speak! Build! Week
tention. will also help spread Habitat for
le sign this pledge, Humanity's overarching mes-
I will either commit sage.
r for this cause in the "This is our largest advocacy
chuler said. "They'll week," Seto said. "We want to
of the cause and be raise awareness about Habitat's
to donate their time mission, which is to provide
simple, decent, and affordable
housing for low income families.
Each event takes that into play."
On Tuesday, there will be a
showing of Loki Films' "Detro-
pia" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in
Modern Languages Building,
Lecture Room 1. On Wednes-
6 3 day, the Chapter will be raising
money to build houses through
1 an event at Buffalo Wild Wings
from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., during
which 20 percent of purchases
2 will be donated to the organiza-
7 The awareness week will con-
tinue when HFHUM members
will be honored in the Member
Recognition Ceremony at 7:30
p.m. Thursday in the Henderson
Room at the Michigan League.
Friday will feature two events,
3 a Build Day in Ypsilanti open to
anyvolunteers, with transporta-
tion provided from the Ginsberg
Center, and an advocacy event in
the Diag.
4 Finally, on the last day of Act!
Speak! Build! Week, HFHUM
will hold another Build Day and
Habitat Restore event at the
Ginsberg Center.

tion t
was n
nize t
the ye

line High School made worthwhile by seeing the
community come together to
tys host to 42nd celebrate.
"It's to continue our tradi-
rnual cultural tions and make sure our Native
culture survives and gets
celebration passed down to the next genera-
tions," Ballew said. "And also to
3y BRIE WINNEGA give the community a glimpse of
Daily StaffReporter what the Native American cul-
ture is all about, to kind of bash
ndreds of members of the those stereotypes and those
American community misrepresentations that are
ed in a cultural celebra- continuously presented in the
his weekend during the media about Native Americans."
annual Dance for Mother The Native American Student
Powwow. Organization of Eastern Michi-
powwow, hosted by the gan University collaborated
American Student Asso- with NASA to put on the pow-
n, brought community wow.
ers together to celebrate Eastern Michigan student
culture. Although past Rebecca Thomas, a NASO mem-
ows have been held at the ber, said the organization hopes
r Center, this year's event to learn the logistics of a pow-
moved to Skyline High wow from this experience so
1 due to a scheduling con- they will be prepared for their
own event, which they are cur-
junior Sarah Ballew rently planning to hold in the
Ias NASA co-chair for the fall.
d year, working to orga- "We wanted to mentor East-
he group's largest event of ern because they haven't had a
ar and one of the largest powwow in ten years," Ballew
t-run powwows in the said. "It's a very small student
ry. Ballew said the one- group like ourselves but we've
ong planning process is had this very long-running

event so we wanted to mentor
them on how they could host a
powwow on their own."
Ballew also said she hopes for
more support from the Univer-
sity in the future.
"This year we were forced off
campus again, so we really want
for future years to be a space
and a date that the University
provides to help this event be
successful," Ballew said.
The powwow came com-
plete with traditional Native
American food, dancers, drum-
mers, and artisans. Apart from
the dancing competitions and
drumming contest, one of this
year's main events was the
fashion show, which featured
designs from Beyond Buckskin
fashion boutique worn by vol-
unteer student models.
Jessica Metcalfe, founder
and owner of Beyond Buckskin,
said she hopes to introduce the
"immense talent" of Native
American artists and designers
to more people.
"Fashion is inherently excit-
ing," Metcalfe said. "It's inher-
ently cool and fun, and when
you throw Native American
cultures into that mix, it just
See POWWOW, Page 7A

Performers in their traditional garb danced in both exhibitions and competition events at the powwow on Saturday.
Org. hosts powwow to celebrate
Native American heritage

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