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Prof. specializes in ancient texts
Classical Studies Prof Arthur
Verhoogt teaches Papyrology and
Greek. He has written five novels
and seven edited volumes . He is
the recipient of several fellow-
ships, including LSA's Arts Excel-
lence in Education Award and
Arts John Dewey Award, both of
which he received in 2013.
What is Papyrology?
Papyrology is the field of
scholarship that studies the
papyri from Egypt and I study
those papyri in ancient Greek. I
also try to read those documents
and try to understand them and
make them available to other
What classes do you teach? exciting adaptions of whatever
text is out there.
I teach a mixture of ancient
Greek classes from both the
beginning levels to the upper
level undergraduate classes. I
teach a lot of classical civiliza-
tion classes-Greek mythology,
Roman sports and a Cleopatra
class-and then some graduate
seminars about papyrology.
Howdoyou structure your
In my classical civilization
classes I can take a source, an
ancientsource, in translation and
throw it in front of the group and
get these wonderful, new and
What made you want to study
I wanted to study this field
because it's a very direct way of
looking into the ancient world.
It's like looking over the shoul-
ders of people form 2,000 years
ago. I'm opening letters that peo-
ple wrote 2,000 years ago and
they were not expecting scholars
like me to be opening these let-
ters to try to understand what
was happening in the ancient
Letes tnthe Editnn
Chinese poet Yang Lion reads poems from his new
book in the UMMA Monday. His monk, includine
two volumes of prose, has been translated into over
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University alum Stephen
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the class of 1988 and former
Editorial Page Editor of the
MichiganDailywas awarded a
reporting. He works for the
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In her self professed
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in her semester finale.
Though Queen Bey is fierce,
fresh, and friends with the
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allies to the use of restorative
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all aspects of public life.
WHO: Office of Student
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WHAT: An exhibition by
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Scholarships announced to LSA Student Gov. plans
commemorate student's life
Rachel Smylie's it organization that offers stu- their lives," Stein said. "We are
dent educational programs in 17 very honored to be able to pro-
family and sorority countries around the world. vide this memorial scholarship
Jim Stein, co-founder of in her memory."
arrange funds to Geography of Hope and co- Stein and the Geography of
owner and director of The Road Hope organization hope the
honor her memory Less Traveled, said mutual fam- scholarship will keep the mem-
ily friends referred Smylie to ory and spirit of Rachel alive.
By MAX RADWIN the program when she was a "The Smylies are an incred-
Daily StaffReporter junior in high school. ible family, and we're very hon-
"Through her participation ored," he said. "We're very sad
A week after LSA junior and through the other students that she'll be missed by so many
Rachel Smylie passed away in a that we do know and the other who really loved her. She was an
car crash while studying abroad leaders that are in the pro- incredible young woman."
in Cape Town, South Africa, gram," Stein said. "Rachel dem- Business sophomore Eliza-
two memorial scholarships have onstrated a tremendous energy beth Griffith, president of the
been established in her name. for everybody, great compassion Alpha Phi sorority, said the Uni-
The first, Rachel G. Smylie for other people and other cul- versity's chapter, which Smylie
Memorial Scholarship orga- tures. She was the glue that held was a member of, is also orga-
nized by Smylie's family will the group together in Tanzania, nizing a scholarship in Smylie's
help support students who want demonstrated leadership and name.
to travel to Tanzania. maturity." Griffith said the scholarship
The Rachel G. Smylie Memo- Smylie decided to return to established through Smylie's
rial Scholarship established Africa this semester to study at sorority will be awarded to an
by Smylie's parents is run the University of Cape Town, outstanding and exemplary
through Geography of Hope, where she worked as a volunteer member - undergraduate or
which helps students who nor- in an HIV/AIDS clinic. graduate - of the University's
mally cannot afford excursions "Rachel was an incredible chapter of the Alpha Phi soror-
abroad to go on The Road Less spirit and everyone she touched ity.
Traveled programs - a nonprof- and knew her, she enriched "She was such a memorable
and lively girl, and it's impor-
K(EUU EOE Etant to do something so that
everyone remembers how
wonderful she was," Griffith
said. "She was also very pas-
sionate about Africa, so nam-
ing these scholarships in her
4 7 3 honor makes everyone aware
of what she thought was impor-
2 6 tant. It's really meaningful that
it's named after her because it's
5 6 1 2 something she loved."
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for next semester's goals
In an e-mail to SG. made based on responses to the
LSA SG President-elect Nata- survey.
students, LSA SG sha Dabrowski, an LSA junior, She added that the idea of
said the repeated funding cycles adding a food service venue was
outlines its new will allow student organiza- considered during the recent
tions to more flexibly plan events renovations of the Fishbowl, but
programs throughout the semester, instead planners prioritized adding more
of needing to have an upfront computers over the creation of a
By KRISTEN FEDOR funding estimate. cafe space.
Daily StaffReporter "This will allow for more stu- Students also received a sur-
dent innovation, creativity and vey regarding the use of Lecture
Though there are still a couple flexibility in managing their Capture in classes. The program
weeks left in the Winter 2014 funding," she said. records lectures and posts them
semester, the LSA Student Gov- LSA sophomore Jason Colella, to CTools as a supplemental
ernment is already planning for incoming chair of the LSA SG review resource for students.
the fall. Budget Allocations Committee, Dabrowski said LSA SG has
In an e-mail sent to the student said he believes the increased already been working with
body Monday morning, LSA SG flexibility will lead more student administrators to expand the
outlined a number of new initia- organizations to seek funding availability of Lecture Capture to
tives and programs slated for from LSA SG. more courses. She added that the
launch in the Fall 2014 semester. The e-mail also contained two results of the survey would help
The LSA SG Budget Alloca- surveys for students to fill out to pinpoint how students find the
tions Committee announced a regardingnew LSA SG initiatives. program mostuseful.
new process for student organiza- The surveys focused on the pos- Additionally, LSA SG
tions to secure funding from LSA sible implementation of a coffee announced their formal support
SG. Under the new system, stu- cartinMason Hall anduseofLec- of Blood Drives United blood
dent organizations will have four ture Capture - a program which drive. Unlike traditional blood
opportunities to apply for funding allows lectures tobe recorded and drives, Blood Drives United
throughout the semester. Cur- displayed in an interactive online encourages those who are ineligi-
rently, there is only one deadline environment - in classes. ble to donate blood as determined
for student organizations to apply The proposed coffee cart in by the Food and Drug Adminis-
for these grants. Mason Hall would feature a vari- tration - such as men who have
There will also be additional ety of drinks and snacks for on- had sex withother men - tobring
deadlines for student organi- the-run students between classes. a sponsor donor on their behalf.
zations to turn in receipts for The survey includes questions LSA junior Corey Walsh, LSA
reimbursement. If a student regarding student product prefer- SG vice president-elect, said the
organization fails to claim their ences and optimal hours of opera- drive is part of their efforts to
apporopriation in a timely man- tion. raise awareness about the FDA
ner, the money can be reallocated Dabrowski said the cart would ban.
to another organization. Student be an extension of existing Uni- The drive will take place in the
organizations can receive up to versity-sponsored cafes on cam- Michigan Union from 2 to 8 p.m.
$2,000 per semester from LSA pus, but more formal plans willbe Tuesday.
University alum wins Pulitzer
alum, wins honor for
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Free
Press columnist Stephen Hen-
derson, who has been willing to
criticize powerful interests to
defend average citizens of the
troubled city, was awarded a
Pulitzer Prize for his commen-
tary on the city's financial crisis,
it was announced Monday.
The Pulitzers are given out each
year by Columbia University in
New York on the recommendation
of a board of journalists and others.
In their announcement of the
award for commentary, prize orga-
nizers said that the Detroit native's
columns on Detroit's bankruptcy
were "written with passion and a
stirring sense of place, sparing no
one intheir critique."
The city of 700,000 is operat-
ing under a state-appointed emer-
gency manager and struggling to
provide some basic services as it
goes through federal bankruptcy
proceedings to reduce $18 billion
in debt. Detroit has lost L1 million
residents since the1950s and much
of its taxbase.
Paul Anger, the Free Press'
editor and publisher, said Hen-
derson has brought a mixture of
eloquence, wisdom and heart to
director and editorial page editor