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Jane Goodall talks chimps at Iowa

Jane Goodall, a renowned
anthropologist, spoke to Uni-
versity of Iowa students about
her research and the impor-
tance of following passions, The
Daily Iowan reported Monday.
Goodall is best known for her
work studying the social behav-
ior of chimpanzees in Gombe
Stream National Park in Tan-
zania. A graduate of Cambridge
University, she went on to be
named Dame Commander of
the Order of the British Empire
in 2004 and found the Jane
Goodall Institute, an organiza-
tion that funds research related
to chimpanzee habitat protec-
The talk was the largest

event of the year sponsored by
the university's guest lecturer
committee. Administrators had
to change the venue to Carver-
Hawkeye Arena to accommo-
date the thousands of students
planning to attend.
Goodall talked about her
work with chimpanzees and her
nonprofit organization devoted
to sustainability. By coming
to the university, she said she
hopes to inspire young people
to find what they are passionate
about before graduating.
"College students are about
to go out in the world, and it's
the last chance to try to reach
them if they haven't already
been reached," Goodall said.

Shengzhuang Tang, a lab technician for Michigan's
Nanotechnology Institato far Medicine and'
Biological Sciences, works na compound for a
drug Tuesday.


LGBTQ parent Medical school
lecture info session

The Ride
The Ride will move to
the larger, relocated Blake
Transit Center on March
17 in response to growing
ridership, which has
increased by more than 88
percent since the 1980s. In
2012, the city recorded a
record number of riders at
6.6 million.

Gibbons case
Through a Freedom of
Information Act request,
The Ann Arbor News
learned that the University
Office of Institutional Equity
requested photographs in
October 2013 fromthe police
investigation of the Gibbons

Palestine banner removed
fromBarnard College
Barnard College administra-
tors ordered Columbia Univer-
sity's chapter of Students for
Justice in Palestine to remove
the banner they recently hung on
the front of Barnard Hall display-
ing the words "Stand for Justice,
Stand for Palestine" on Monday,
the Columbia Spectator reported.
The banner meant to advertise
the student organization's annual
Israeli Apartheid Week, a move-
ment designed to promote the'
voice of Palestinians calling for
freedom from Israeli influence.
After a domestic dispute
this weekend, a 31-year-
old woman bit off her
boyfriend's ear, the New York
Daily News reported. The
Michigan woman allegedly
began violently attacking her
boyfriend after he entered
their bedroom.
Disordered eating is
prevalent on college
campuses, but few are
willing to talk about it. This
week's Statement takes a look
at the silence and stigma that
students who are suffering
from disordered eating face.
Chimerix pharmacu-
tical company has
decided to give a sev-
en-year-old boy a drug that
could save his life, CNN
reported. The company was
initially hesitant because
it might interfere with the
drug's official launch date.

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Libya's western-backed
prime minister ousted

Move comes after try was rumbling - between
the central government and the
struggle between restive eastern half of the coun-
try, where many are demanding
Islamists and anti- greater autonomy, with each
side again backed by their own
Islamist factions militias.
On Tuesday, a powerful mili-
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Lib- tia from the western city of Mis-
ya's parliament ousted West- rata clashed with a rival eastern
ern-backed prime minister Ali militia outside the central city
Zidan ina Tuesday vote, remov- of Sirte in heavy fighting, on a
ing the first democratically drive to take control of the oil
chosen leader who had strug- terminal of al-Sidra, further
gled for 15 months to stem the east along the coast.
country's spiraling descent into The eastern, pro-autonomy
chaos, with divisive political militia, headed by a command-
power struggles and rampant er named Ibrahim Jedran, has
militias out of the control of the controlled al-Sidra and other oil.
weak central government. facilities in the east for months
The government has been in defiance of the central gov-
paralyzed for months by ernment, shutting down exports
the power struggle between of the country's biggest revenue
Islamists in parliament try- earner. This week, Jedran's
ing to remove Zidan and anti- militia sought for the first time
Islamist political factions to export oil itself, with a North
- each side backedby rival mili- Korean-flagged tanker docked
tias. Zidan's removal came as at one of the ports it controls,
another fault line in the coun- al-Sidra.

Pro-government militias
claimed Monday to have recap-
tured the tanker, a claim the
militia holding the port denies.
The status of the tanker has not
been independently confirmed,
but officials in the capital Tripo-
li have vowed to rally their forc-
es to retake not only al-Sidra,
but also the other facilities held
by Jedran's fighters - a move
that could spark wider fighting
with the east.
A group of pro-autonomy
leaders of eastern tribes issued
a statement Tuesday warning
that the clashes and the drive
to take back the oil facilities
could push them to increase
their demands to "separation"
for the eastern region, known
as Barqa. "We are not respon-
sible for any repercussions,"
they warned, saying they sup-
port Jedran's forces and its bid
to sell the oil.
From the other camp, Col.
Hassan Shaka claimed his forc-
es had taken Sirte and told the
LANA news agency his fighters
would continue east to retake
the oil terminals.
Zidan has appeared particu-
larly helpless in recent days in
trying to deal with the crisis
over the oil tanker. He con-
fessed to reporters on Saturday
that the nation's military does
not carry out his orders and
complained that "everyone is
working against the govern-
After the "no" vote carried
Tuesday vote of confidence,
parliament named the defense
minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, as
interim prime minister until a
replacement for Zidan is found.
Zidan was Libya's first
prime minister chosen by an
elected parliament after the
2011 revolt that removed and
killed longtime strongman
Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi's
42-year rule left Libya with
no strong state institutions.
Zidan has presided over a gov-
ernment that has little author-
ity and is frequently subjected
to humiliations.

Syrian wOmen wait with their children at the U.N. refugee agency's registration center in Zahleh, Lebanon.
Coflct i ra continues to
afect millions of children

UNICEF report
draws attention to
worsening plight
BEIRUT (AP) - The number
of Syrian children affected by
the civil war in their homeland
has doubled in the past year to
at least 5.5 million - more than
half the country's children -
with devastating effects on the
health, education and psycho-
logical well-being of an entire
generation, the United Nations
children's agency said Tuesday.
The conflict, which enters
its fourth year this month, has
unleashed massive suffering
across all segments of Syrian
society, but the impact on chil-
dren has been especially acute,
according to a new report by
UNICEF. Malnutrition and ill-
ness have stunted their growth;
a lack of learning opportunities
has derailed their education; and
the bloodytrauma of war has left
deep psychological scars.
"After three years of conflict
and turmoil, Syria is now one of
the most dangerous places on
earth to be a child," the agency
said. "In their thousands, chil-
dren have lost lives and limbs,
along with virtually every aspect
of their childhood. They have lost
classrooms and teachers, broth-
ers and sisters, friends, caregiv-
ers, homes and stability."

"Millions of young people risk More than 2 million of those
becoming, ineffect, alostgenera- who should be in classes remain
tion," UNICEF said. within Syria's borders, as educa-
Since the conflict began, thou- tion and health services collapse
sands of videos and photographs and classrooms are bombed or
of bloodied babies, lifeless chil- used as shelters and military bar-
dren and bombed out schools in racks. Another 300,000 Syrian
Syria have provided stark images children are out of school in Leb-
of the war's impact on children. anon, along with some 93,000 in
But in many ways, figures pro- Jordan, 78,000 in Turkey, 26,000
vide perhaps the clearest indica- in Iraq and 4,000 in Egypt, agen-
tion of how sweeping an effect cy officials said in Geneva.
the conflict has on their lives. Many are forced to grow up
UNICEF said that more than fast: One in 10 refugee children
10,000 children have been killed is now working, the agency esti-
in the violence, which would mates, while one in five Syrian
translate into the highest casu- girls in Jordan is forced into early
alty rates recorded in any recent marriage. Inside Syria, boys as
conflict in the region. of those young as 12 have been recruited
who have survived, thousands to help the rebels, some as fight-
have been wounded, lost their ers and others in a support role,
home and schools, and seen fam- the U.N. report said.
ily members and friends killed. Syria's conflict began in March
That trauma has left around 2 2011 with largelypeacefulprotests
million children in need of psy- against President Bashar Assad.
chological support or treatment, Facing a brutal government crack-
the agency said. down, protesters eventually took
Almost 3 million children are up arms and the country descend-
displaced inside Syria, while ed into a civil war.
another 1.2 million have fled the has killed more than 140,000
country and now live as refu- people so far.
gees in camps and overwhelmed On the ground, meanwhile,
neighboring communities where the fightinghas shown no sign of
clean water, food and other basic slowing down.
items are scarce. On Tuesday, three suicide
on the education front, UNI- bombers blew themselves up in
CEF said that nearly half of a local administration building
Syria's school-age children - 2.8 in the Kurdish town of Qamishli
million and counting - cannot in northeast Syria, killing at least
get an education because of the five people, state media and a
devastation and violence. Kurdish official said.



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