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Week of December 5, 2011

Old school: U-M in History

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Students focus on a classroom project, circa 1960-70. — Courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

This month in history (40 years ago)

In support of efforts to free activist and Flint native John Sinclair from a 9 ½- to 10-year prison sentence for possession of two marijuana cigarettes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono headed a Free John Now Rally Dec. 10, 1971, attended by 15,000 in Crisler Arena. Three days later, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered Sinclair’s release. — From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-99, at the Bentley Historical Library.

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Jonathan Larson, student organizations supervisor, on volunteering: “I may not be able to give money but I can give sweat equity or my time.”

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Stile Antico, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

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