From the Ann Arbor [Michigan] News:
Tim Hull is graduating with his classmates at the University of Michigan this week, and will be going on to graduate school at the U-M School of Information. Hull, who has Asperger’s syndrome, has completed the requirements for a major in computer science and will finish the last requirement this summer for a second major in history.
Hull found his own way through U-M, but it hasn’t been without challenges. He was the center of unwanted attention last fall when it was revealed that derogatory comments referring to his disability had been made on a Web site by members of the university’s student government, where Hull had become an elected representative.
For Hull, who also has physical eccentricities — he sometimes rocks in his chair and flaps his hands involuntarily — the experience diminished the sense of belonging on campus he had achieved by serving in student government. The incident led to the resignation of the then-president of the student body, and Hull continued on with his passion for student government.