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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, September 8, 1977

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last decade. Composed of brushed aluminum in an unfolding cub-
istic evolution from a concrete base,. the untitled sculpture has
come to be nicknamed, appropriately enough, the "tooth fairy".
Also in a futuristic vein, the Regents Plaza, adjacent to the
recently riot-proofed Administration building, is the site of sculp-
tor Bernard Rosenthal's black steel cube. The plaza, a favored
hang-out for frisbee afficionados, is well known for its concrete
benches, hilly lawns and minimalist waterfalls. Rosenthal's cube
continues to be the stellar attraction, though, especially since it
has an equally famed, but not identical, counterpart in the Chase
Manhattan Plaza of New York City. One of the most popular
amusements for the intoxicated involves lying underneath the up-
ended cube as it spins around its single pivot point, especially
exciting because the cube, which weighs nearly 112 tons moves
easily with even a gentle push.
Among the more obscure monuments, a single badly weather-
ed cblunn stands inconspicuously near the newly modernized
Grad Library, honoring faculty members with indistinctly worn
Latin salutations. Spanish-American war veterans and fatalitjes
are honored by a handsomely inscribed cannon housing, now gone
green, which stands between the president's house and the Cle-
ments Library.
COMBINING the old with the new, the yard of the former Art
and Architecture school, whose roof is still adorned with a weath-
ervane consisting of ;a paintbrush and palette, displays ornate
Corinthian columns and facades alongside a number of innovative
and modernistic architectural understructures, including the fam-
ed one-room white house.
And way across campus, adjacent to the Modern Languages
Building, the imposing Burton Memorial Tower looms over the
surrounding buildings, each of its four faces displaying the time
which is visible for blocks around.
The bell tower, which houses the Baird Carillon, was named
to honor the University's fifth president. Built during the Depres-
sion, the carillon, a system of 53 bronze bells ranging in weight
from 12 pounds to 12 tons, was the gift of former athletic director
Charles Baird. The carillon is played daily at noon and 5 p.m.
The lth floor bell chamber is open to the public.
FACING THE musical monolith is the Thomas Cooley Foun-
tain, designed by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles; Charles Baird,
who donated the carillon, named this fountain after his friend
Cooley, an engineering professor. Entitled "Sunday Morning," the
statues decpit the Greek and Triton playing with his children in
the spray, surrounded by well-detailed and almost arrogant-look-
ing fish who spit water at the monumental sea god.
The story goes that the fountain was originally mounted on a
platform, which rose up to obscure the view of the Rackham
Building. The wife of a University President felt the naked ur-
chins crawling over the fountain were too obscene to be in the
same line of view as the graduate school. She had her husband
order the fountain lowered to its current position in the murky
pool.
It's not te.

The 'tooth fairy'

Doily Photos by ALAN BILINSKY
Thomas Cooley Fountain
but it's home

Ritz,

(Continued from Page 5) COUZENS - Haven for many are no fireplaces there. Howev- dorm exists in absolute obscur-
originate from that place nursing students, Couzens is er, the graceful architecture, ity. No food service. Closest
close to the medical complex. lovely interior, small size and reside-ice hail to the stadium
you'll soon enough call'home. It's probably one of the least- attractive lounges make it a and its attendant athletic build-
Each dormitory has its own heard - about large dorms on popular place to live. ings. Strange thing, too - you
flavor, its own pace, its own at- campus. Couzenites, however, STOCKWELL - It's called never meet anyone who has liv-
are strategically located near the virgin vault, but one could ed in Fletcher. Maybe they
mosphere, and its own reputa- the basketball hoops on Palm- only speculate whether that tag don't want to admit it.
tion. To set you straight on er field and their friendly neigh- applies to this posh, all-wom- HENDERSON HOUSE-A fe-
some essential dormitory facts, borhood bank is just across the en dorm. Large ballrooms and male Fletcher.
here's a capsule report of each way, lounges, spacious halls make it BARBOUR AND NEWBERRY
dormitory freshpersons will ALICE LLOYD - 'Home of an attractive place for women -These two s m a I women's
likely come into contact: the Pilot Program, Alice Lloyd tove if they don't mind the dormitories are next door to one
most scarcity of hairy male legs and another, conveniently a'cross the
MARKELY - The sign out is called a relevantliving learn- chests. street from Angell Hall. New-
front says "Merry Markley", ing experienpe. Contemporarily WEST QUAD - Rimor has berry has no dining service, so
Mr.appointed, Lloyd is reputed toberhanodigsrvco
long since replacingMary. be one of the last major strong- it that this is where all the the women trudge over to Bar-
Mary Markley the person, in jjocks hang their hats. Not ex- both for their chow. Cozy, at-
fact, was a University student iholds of radicalism on cam- ;jcs ange morts. 0 exuil- bu o hi hw oy t
whot wn an y astago pus. It also has great carpeting actly the most 'stunning build- tractive places to live.
who drowned many years ago. and a well-stocked library. ng inside and out - but its MARTHA COOK-For the dis-
Enough of this. "Merry", inMany out-of-staters live here, location permits the late sleeper criminating women, this plush
fact, describes Markley to a Mn u-fsaeslv ee orl u fbda :5i iea
tee - it's probably the most drawn like flies-to honey by the to roll out of bed at 7:55 in time d features dressy dinners,
Bis wonders of the Pilot Program, to catch an 8 o'clock at Angell s'at'ies, lovely architecture and
popular dorm on campus. Big, so don't'be surprised if you;Hall. It's also connected to the;e en a sh ded tends c urt.
brassy and sprawling, Markley choke over your chicken at Union and the conveniences of- How gauche! The cream of
rooms are couched in a cinder-frdithtsucre
block motif which you'll come dinner when the person across fered in that structure. ioritoirios, nrr).nec ive rpsi-
toblove morate. he o'omae the table from you speaks with SOUTH QUAD - Eight floors Bents must anply for admission.
to love or hate. The rooms are f the most obnoxious New Yawk of bad reputation. But the folks Place is hard tornsh if y re
also very small - really not accent. there don't seem to mind life a to male if vvFr-
much larger than three or four, a the University's largest dor- ;ani athnt'irs male on a En-
contiguous study carrels at the MOSHER JORDAN - Repeat- mitory. Suitable location, with rmnight. cse this is the te
Graduate Library, Location will edly the choice dorm on cam- quick access to the athletic of dorm wJhere oi g i the in
provide you with easy access pus. Attractive, comfy, with a complex. advance. Just like in the 50's.
to the Arb or the cemetery, if nice; warm, sit by the fireplace
'that happens to be your bag. ambience. Unfortunately, there FLETCHER - T i n y men's ',,se and the 1 a' (v'0-d .

dents quickly become known as
Martha Cookies.
BURSLEY - Tucked away in
the hills of North Campus, Burs-
ley is in its own little world. Big
and m o d e r n, convenient to
everything that's on North Cam-
pus, its residents can often be
seen entering and exiting buses,
The bus is the Bursleyite's life-
line to the University. Lovelr
s-rroinmdings, and it has i:s own
store, to boot!
E NST OUAD - Home of the
'silential College, this place
has a little more dignity than its
ether h'ing lear'ing counter-
cart, Alice Lloyd. Theaters,
-1 r t -s add to the Residen-
il C'lege experience. The
(>'ii ! - is as confusing to nax-
, ,) o u need a roadmap
o A AA. One interesting side-
', ."i"g last winter's cam-
,' - anve strike, East Quad
't.,,.rnt center of sym-
a Id s'nport for -the strik-
- ri,-ves in 'heir tangle
vt t'- °,University. It's that
VvI of nlace-one of the least
' w'ht, most involved student
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