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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 24, 1991 -Page 3
North Campus commuters
upset over recent lot changes
Lack of 'U' infonnation on meteed parking angers students

by Joshua Mockler
The recent conversion of free
commuter parking spaces in a North
Campus lot to metered spots has
left students who normally park
there frustrated, angry, and often
without a place to leave their cars.
At the beginning of the semester,
the University Parking Services
changed about 90 commuter spaces
in the lot on the corner of Hubbard
and Hayward to metered visitor
spaces, costing 40 cents an hour.
Students are allowed to park in
commuter spaces after obtaining a

to get a space in the lot.
"Last year, if I would get there
any time before 10, I could get a,
space," Seal said. "Now, I have to
arrive by 8 a.m."
Seal said University Parking
Services didn't inform him of its
plans to change the spaces in the lot.
"There was no warning. I went
in and got it (commuter permit) and
they didn't say anything," he said.
A 1991-92 parking map dis-
tributed by University Parking Ser-
vices designates the entire lot for
commuter parking.

'They made the problem worse. Last year,
there wasn't enough room for people to park
in the first place. All they did is displace
students that normally use those spaces'
- Graduate student Alan Lenef

new University daycare center that
was recently restricted to staff and
medical students, but is underused.
The students said they were in-
formed of this change when they re-
ceived their permits
"I see about 20 cars there on the
average. There's no staff-paid people
parking there," said Joe Zahrn, a me-
chanical engineering graduate stu-
Zahrn said the new bus stop at
the Glazier Way lot would be con-
venient for commuting students -
if they were allowed to park there.
"They make a bus go over there,
but they don't allow people to
park," he said.
Dr. Susan Kirkpatrick, Manager
of University Parking Operations,
refused to comment on the situa-
tion. However, a spokesperson said
Kirkpatrick is meeting with stu-
dents from North Campus to dis-
cuss the problem on Thursday.
Many students said Parking Ser-
vices' actions show a disregard for
their needs.
Lenef said, "I don't think they're
(Parking Services) tooconcerned
about what people think."
Seal said he did not think anyone
benefitted from the change.
Graduate student Doron Weis-
barth described what he thought
was Parking Services' motivation.
"Here's our chance to squeeze a lit-
tle more money out of the suckers,"
he said.

free sticker from Parking Services.
Students who frequently park in
the lot said the change has aggra-
vated an already bad situation.
"They made the problem worse.
Last year, there wasn't enough room
for people to park in the first
place," said Alan Lenef, an applied
physics graduate student who parks
in the lot. "All they did is displace
students that normally use those
John Seal, a psychology TA, said
he had to adjust his schedule in order

Several students said the new
metered spaces are rarely used, and
when they are, it is often by stu-
dents who have commuter stickers
but can't find an empty, un-metered
Graduate student Russell Huff-
man said in a recent letter to Park-
ing Services, "... there are never more
than a dozen cars parked in the me-
tered commuter lot spaces."
Students also complained about a
parking lot on Glazier Way near the

One of several major University construction projects, the Natural Science Auditorium was renovated over
the summer.
Renovations improve facilities
In rundown Science buildings
Nat Sci, Chemistry and Randall get upgrades

smoking a marijuana cigarette be-

Police continue to
investigate Tuesday's
Angell Hall arrest
University Department of
Public Safety and Security officers
(DPSS) have released no new infor-
mation about the arrest of Kenya
Tate at Angell Hall last Tuesday.
Some confusion still exists Sur-
rounding the procedure used for the
arrest and the chronology of events
leading up to the arrest.
DPSS and the Ann Arbor Police
Department are currently investi-
gating the incident. Spokespersons
from both departments refused to
comment, explaining that it could
jeopardize the progress of their in-
Tate, who is not affiliated with
the University, was arrested in
Angell Hall after two DPSS offi-
cers chased him there from the
Tate was arrested for one out-
standing felony charge and two out-
standing misdemeanors. However,
police also said Tate was spotted

smoking a marijuana cigarette be-
fore the arrest.
W. Quad employee
charged with rape
A male student employed by
West Quad is being charged with
criminal sexual conduct in the third
degree after he assaulted a female
co-worker - also a University stu-
dent - after a party several weeks
ago. Both students are temporary
University employees.
According to police reports,
there was evidence of penetration.
Officers of the DPSS are continu-
ing to investigate the incident.
Alleged 'shoe
salesperson' attacks
woman at CCRB
An unidentified male approached
a female student at the CCRB
He said he was a shoe salesper-
son, grabbed her, and removed and
replaced her shoes. He then in-
spected her hands and fingernails.
The DPSS has no suspects at this
point. Investigations are continuing.
Magazine seller faces
two criminal charges
DPSS officers are charging a man

with criminal sexual conduct of the
third degree and with unlawful so-
licitation after he harassed a female
University student last week.
He entered the student's room in
Mary Markley Hall and began to
peddle magazine subscriptions.
He commented on the student's
legs and then touched one leg. After
a verbal exchange, he left the
woman's room.
When police apprehended the
suspect on this count, they discov-
ered he was also not following
proper procedure for selling his
Police are continuing their inves-
tigation of the incident.
Officers find 'U'
computers at home
of former researcher
Former University researcher
John Roland was arrested off cam-
pus by University investigators last
Thursday on an outstanding felony
At the time of the arrest, inves-
tigators found more than $2,000
worth of University computer
equipment in Roland's possession.
The embezzled property had been
returnedto the University, and
Roland has posted bail.
Investigations are continuing.

by Barbara McKelvey
While oi ge University con-
struction pr(,., can be expected
each year, recently three buildings
- the Kraus Natural Science Build-
ing, the Randall Laboratory, and the
Chemistry Building - have all un-
dergone major reconstructive
Tom Schlafff, director of con-
struction management, said,
"Generally, we've found as time
goes on, buildings get older and need
renovations. Also, technology con-
tinues to improve and we must up-
grade our facilities."
Construction on the Natural Sci-
ence building was completed May 1.
Renovations include new laborato-
ries, an air-conditioning unit, and a
new sprinkler system.
The res c- ring was necessary
because t! > ogy facilities had
become o gate . Most of the build-
ing had not been renovated in 20 to
30 years. aiad some parts hadn't been
touched since the building's com-
pletion in 1915.
The Natural Science Auditorium
was restructured in a separate pro-
ject. Renovations began last April
and were completed the day before
the start of fall classes. This reno-
vation is irst one for the audito-
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rium since its original completion.
The refurbished classroom has a new
roof, improved lighting and better
audio equipment.
The Randall Laboratory is cur-
rently undergoing drastic changes.
The entire structure is being up-
graded with renovations that in-
clude a new air-conditioning unit
and a rooftop penthouse for a me-
chanical system.
The old Chemistry Building is,
also being renovated, with comple-

tion scheduled for the spring of'
1993. The project is expected to cost
$15 million and when finished, will
include two auditoriums, new win-
dows, and a new roof. Once work on
this building is complete, renova-
tion of the 1908 science building is
expected to commence.
Schlaff said, "We're very pleased
with the projects. These renovations
take a long time and are a complex
challenge for us, but we certainly
enjoy them as we get them done."


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