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East Quad plagued by student graffiti

58 years ago this week
(April28th, 1956)
Edgar Harden, former Michi-
gan State University Big Ten
representative, discredited allega-
tions made by The Ohio State Uni-
versity Alumni Advisory Board
against the University of Michi-
gan's Athletic Department, which
were based in part on remarks he
made at a private gathering.
OSU's Alumni Advisory Board
claimed the University compen-
sated athletes illegally to gain
an edge in recruiting. The Board
claimed Harden said he had a list
of donors who contributed the
money forthe compensation.
University Athletic Director
Fritz Crisler, as well as a num-
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ber of University football players, "police state."
administrators and coaches, all 'M
said the allegations were absurd. 10years ago this week (Aprila
21, 2004) .
28 years agothis weeku
(April21,1986) A preliminary admissions
report identified three new sup-'
An attempt to remove the graf- plemental essays as the reason for
fiti from the walls in East Quad- an 18 percent drop in applicantsl
rangle Residence Hall prompted to the University. 4 H
discussions about the difference The essays were added follow-
between vandalism and art, ing a U.S. Supreme Court case
meeting both opposition from that made University's previous
many students and an uptick in rare-conscious policy - affir-
the graffiti itself. mative action - illegal, whichk
LSA freshman William Pflaum assigned points in the admissions
said for him, the graffiti added to process based on race. The essays
the character of East Quad. were meant to give applicants a AMANDA ALLEN/Daily
Others alleged that efforts to way to further explain their back- LSA sophomore Aash Mehta performs at the
clean up the graffiti in East Quad grounds to the University. Electronic Dance Michigan Concert hosted by Stamp
amounted to the creation of a -SHOHAM GEVA Nation on the Diag Friday.
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af Eight federal agencies
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Mad Men, covering amounts of data now Whitmoyer will present proposed oil pipeline project
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racter developement, nHO School of inter tive insta o of Mexico, the Bloomberg
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Rowing review
BY BRAD WHIPPLE
The No. DO Michigan
women's rowing team beat
Virginia, putting an end to
the Cavaliers' previously
undefeated season.
Michigan also swept Notre
Dame and earned a morning
victory over Ohio State in
the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
at Belleville Lake.
Bad behavior
BY SAM GRINGLAS
Phillip Hanlon, president
of Dartmouth College
and a former University
of Michigan provost,
delivered a speech last week
berating the Dartmouth
community for failing
to appropriately act to
halt sexual misconduct,
excessive drinking and
other damaging activities.

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and the role of women in the
show. They find that Draper
is no longer interested in
having affairs.
Mens'lacrosse
BY CHLOE AUBUCHON
The Wolverines fell to No.
13 Yale, 13-7, at Michigan
Stadium Saturday despite
outshooting the Bulldogs,
40-32. Freshman attacker
Ian King set Michigan's
single-season goal record
with his 27th tally ofthe year
in the second quarter.
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Human rights Healthcare
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former United Nations
official, and John Ciorciari,
human rights research
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Cambodia and their impact
on human rights.
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WHEN: Today from 4:00 to
5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Annenberg
Auditorium, Weill Hall

WHAT: University health
services researchers will
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As our outgoing
managing sports
editors Everett Cook
and Zach Hefland
graduate, they write their last
columns for The Michigan
Daily. They reflect on leaving
the University and the future.
FOR MORE, SEE SPORTSMONDAY
Proponents of the
existence of the Loch
Ness monster said
Friday evening that they had
found proof of the creature's
existence via an irregular
shape beneath the water on
Apple Maps' satellite images
of Scotland, TIME reported.

Four French journalists Z
home after Syrian captivity , J

Reporters were
kidnapped by
Islamic extremists
in separate incidents
PARIS (AP) - Four French
journalists kidnapped and held
for 10 months in Syria returned
home Sunday to joyful families,
a presidential welcome and ques-
tions about how France managed
to obtain their freedom from
Islamic extremists.
Edouard Elias, Didier Fran-
cois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre
Torres were freed Saturday by
their kidnappers at the Turkish
border. They were captured in
two separate incidents last June.
Francois recounted details
of the captivity on Europe 1
radio, saying there were periods
of "total isolation," numerous
transfers to new locations and,
sometimes, chains to guard
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against escape.
The four were kidnapped
in two separate incidents last
June, and it was unclear how
much time they spent together.
Since his capture, Francois said
he felt like he had been living
in a "black hole ... in basements
without seeing daylight, includ-
ing a month and a half chained
one to another."
"It's such a delight and a
relief to be free, to see the sky ...
to breath the fresh air, to walk,
to talk to you;" said Francois, 53,
a noted war reporter for Europe
1.
Elias, 23, a freelance photog-
rapher, also was working for
Europe 1 radio. Henin, 37, and
Torres, 29, are freelance jour-
nalists.
At an emotional welcome cer-
emony at Villacoublay military
airport outside Paris, President
Francois Hollande saluted their
return as "a moment of joy" for
their families and France.
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Hollande praised Turk-
ish authorities for helping in
the journalists' return, but
didn't elaborate. It was unclear
whether Turkey played a role in
the negotiations to obtain the
journalists' freedom. The four
were released at the Turkish-
Syrian border and found by
Turkish police.
Hollande insisted that France
honored its policy of not paying
ransoms.
"It's a very important prin-
ciple so that hostage-takers are
not tempted to capture others,"
Hollande told Europe 1. He
stressed the role of negotiations
and intelligence work - as he
has in the past when hostages
were freed, notably in Mali,
where two French remain in
captivity.
Foreign Minister Laurent
Fabius, in response to a question,
told Europe 1 that no weapons
were delivered to the Islamic
radicals holdingthe four.
"There was no question of
contact with the Syrian govern-
ment" of Bashar Assad, Fabius
said. France and other Western
nations blame Assad for Syria's
civil war and want him removed
from power.
"So it was of another nature,"
he said, suggesting some bargain
was struck.
The journalists' captors
haven't been formally identified,
although the Islamic State of Iraq
and the Levant, among the most
radical of the Islamic groups
operating in Syria, are suspected.
A Syrian who served as translator
and guide for two of the journal-
ists said that breakaway al-Qaida
group surely captured them in
the eastern province of Raqqa.
Hussam al-Ahmad, 23, told
The Associated Press that
Henin and Torres aroused the
fighters' suspicion after they
entered a school and asked to
take pictures of the fighters as
they played soccer. The jour-
nalists were seized four days
after an initial interrogation, al-
Ahmad said.

AMANUA ALLtEN/Da
Immortal Technique performs at Hip Hop Congress at the Rogel Ballroom of the Michigan Union Friday.
Hip Hop Congress show tops
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oncert featured drug use and college studies to
the importance of helping others
larlem hip-hop and questioning the government.
"People are going to try, to
rtlst Immortal influence you in this school to
serve their political purpose, not
Technique your political purpose," he told
the audience. "They're going to
By ANASTASSIOS want you to be the workhorse
ADAMOPOULOS from Animal Farm to get them
Daily StaffReporter get where they need to go. But
are they helping you to get you to
hen hundreds of hip-hop where you need to go?"
converged Friday for a live Grammy-nominated art-
, it was not at one of Metro ist Maimouna Youssef turned
it's large venues or even in heads, entering behind the crowd
f Ann Arbor's popular music accompanied by a tuba and a
lishments. djembe instrument. She sang
stead, 400 people crowded among the fans before heading
Michigan Union's Rogel to the stage to perform a cover of
oom for Hip Hop Week's "Royals." The event also included
uding event: a primetime performances by Pontiac artist
ert featuring Harlem hip- One Be-Lo and Clear Soul Forces,
rtist Immortal Technique. a four member Detroit hip-hop
e show, which included group.
mpaniments by artists such Before and after their sets, the
ison Pen, Swave Sevah and performers interacted with fans
atic, was sponsored by Hip by taking pictures, signing auto-
Congress, a University stu- graphs and chatting with attend-

dall said. "That intimacy creates a
level of realness that is difficult to
achieve on this campus. We also
did a great job of engaging the
greater Ann Arbor community.
It was a great feeling to provide
those fans with a quality hip hop
show from beginning to end."
Business sophomore Trinity
Lin, the Hip Hop Congress finan-
cial chair, noted the importance
of an interactive performance.
"I think the show was definite-
ly better than I expected because
I've never seen a live show where
the artists are so willing to inter-
act with the audience," she said.
Immortal Technique, who has
worked with Hip Hop Congress
in the past, said while he sup-
ports Hip Hop Congress' core
mission, he could also contribute
to their efforts to educate others
on hip hop culture.
"I think what Hip Hop Con-
gress tries to do successfully,
but I think if they had the right
backing they could a lot more of,
is really educate young people
about the culture of hip hop as it
pertains to growing our people
in a positive way, not as it per-
tains to bragging about things
that are irrelevant," he said in
See HIP HOP, Page 3A

dent group dedicated to fostering
dialogue around the culture of
hip-hop.
Immortal Technique
addressed the crowd throughout
the show on topics ranging from

ees.
LSA senior Zachary Kendall,
Hip Hop Congress president, said
he appreciated the artists' engag-
ing performances
"That's what we wanted," Ken-

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