The Michigan Daily -- Saturday, April'
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By KEVIN TOTTIS
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Bursley's main lobby buzzed with ac-
tivity last night as members of the local
media questioned residents about
Upstairs in Bursley's West Cafeteria,
however, residents were hushed as
university President Harold Shapiro,
Vice President for Student Services
Henry Johnson, and other officials
spoke of yesterday morning's tragedy.
THE MOOD OF the meeting was
stilted, as students pondered the death
of fellow residents Edward Siwik and
After two minutes of silent
meditation, Shapiro spoke to a group of
more than 800 residents about the
human quality of attending the Univer-
sity, and living in Bursley.
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"I'm going to ask you students for a
maximum amount of understanding,"
Shapiro said. "There will be no sub-
stitute for the help you can give one
"I APOLOGIZE to you for this extra
burden that falls jointly on our'
shoulders now " Shapiro said. "It's a
difficult time for us all. Rely on each
other-rely on us-it's time for that,"
he added as rain drummed on the roof
of the cafeteria.
Residents quietly listened as Shapiro
and Johnson spoke. The common "shs"
and "be quiets" at such a gathering
were absent last night.
Johnson spoke after Shapiro only
briefly, but added he was especially
concerned about the condition at Bur-
sley because his son lives there.
"WHEN I HEARD the news this
morning I was petrified," he said. "I'm
not over that now."
Following Johnson's remarks, Max
Smith, newly-appointed housing direc-
tor for Bursley, Baits, and Northwood
apartments, relayed the details of the
shooting to the students. "We have to
rely on you as residents to report
weapons in the dorms," Smith said.
"We aren't in every room."
After Smith spoke, residents
questioned him about the shooting.
Their questions ranged from queries on
specific details of the shooting to
questions about the motives for it.
"THERE'S NO rhyme or reason," for
the shooting, Smith said.
The atmosphere in the cafeteria
became less tense, as residents con-
tinued to ask questions.
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Shapiro recalled comments Doug
made Thursday night during a
discussion of the March 8 shooting in-
cident in Bursley Hall.
"He said it was silly," Shapiro said.
"He thought it was ridiculous that
anyone would want to shoot someone
LSA SENIOR Gary Donaldson, a
former Bursley resident, affirmed that
Doug, while very pleasant and easy to
get along with, took his RA job very
"Sure, he'd gripe about it a little
sometimes," Donaldson said. "But he
would never shirk responsibility."
His "fantastic" sense of humor was a
big part of Doug's strong, sensitive per-
sonality, said LSA sophomore Maurine
"WHEN I first met him I thought he
was perfect," Jewell recalled. "The
more I got to know him, even though he
had little faults, I still thought he was
the closest possible thing to being per-
According to friends, Doug planned to
teach in an art-related field. Described
as very intelligent, he held a 4.0 grade
point average last semester while
carrying a 22 credit load, Shapiro said.
A very helpful and encouraging art
teacher he knew in high school was
Doug's role model, Shapiro said, adding
that Doug and theteacher still ex-
changed letters and presents.
Caspian, Doug's upper-peninsula
home town with a population of about
1100, is reacting in shock and confusion
over his death, according to a Caspian
"It's just sc
Doug get killed
Siwik valued people,
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"At the retreat I asked him if he was
interested in the priesthood," McKer-
nan said. "He said he'd think about it
for a while and then get back to me."
When they next discussed his
.religious plans, Edward told him he'd
decided not to be a priest.
"He told me that more than anything
else he wanted to be a father," McKer-
nan said. "He really wanted to have
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