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  • A kooky comparative lit professor at the University of Washington has retired, leaving behind the memory of him prancing about in his underwear while dramatizing Dostoyevsky, the Daily writes. The 1960s really were a magical time.
  • The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has increased the security deposit on kegs from $10 to $30, the Michigan Daily reports. Supporters of the change say it will deter thieves from taking the stainless steel containers and selling them as scrap metal; they are lobbying for an even bigger increase, maybe up to $90 a keg. --A.G.