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8A - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 3, 1997

Safety, space top issues for new students moving in

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
While students concentrate on set-
tling into their new homes on and off
campus, other people around the
University may have a different agenda.
Move-in time leaves a perfect oppor-
tunity for thieves to also move in.
Leo Heatley, Department of Public
Safety director, said students must take
precautions to avoid the onset of unex-
pected crime.
Students should not leave valuable
belongings unattended, even if only for
a few minutes, Heatley said.
"Every year that I can remember,

we've had things stolen off the side-
walk," Heatley said.
Heatley also stressed the importance
of always locking doors and not leaving
valuables in view of potential thieves. If
something is stolen, however, it is best
to contact DPS or the Ann Arbor Police
Department as soon as possible.
"It comes down to a partnership -
them working with us," he said.
DPS also loans scribing devices to
students so they can identify valuable
belongings, including stereos, comput-
ers and televisions. Heatley said that if
a student's name is inscribed, DPS's
chance of returning the item increases.

Heatley said students living on cam-
pus should contact DPS immediately if a
theft occurrs. Students who live off cam-
pus should report the crime to the
LSA first-year student Stephanie
McGuire said she doesn't worry too
much about the safety of her belongings.
"I kind of worry about my comput-
er," McGuire said. "That's it, and my
bike outside."
Nonetheless, McGuire said she does
take proper precautions by locking her
computer when she leaves the room, as
well as locking her door when she or
her roommate are not home.

Continued from Page IA
largest first-year classes ever and the student housing reap-
plication rate.
Levy predicts that the University is housing roughly 200
more first-year students than in previous years.
To compensate for the large proportions of incoming stu-
dents, the Housing Office extended first-year student spaces
to Baits residence hall on North Campus, which usually
houses upper-class students. They also allowed about 50 stu-
dents to break residence hall leases without penalty.
Levy said the construction of a new residence hall is not an
option the University is currently considering.
"It's a University decision that will definitely have to be
approved by the Board of Regents and we are some distance
from a discussion about that," Levy said.

Jason Stonehouse, Bursley Hall Council president, said the
lack of student housing is a factor he has come to expect with
the commencement of each school year.
"In the past, we've had students live in the lounges for up
to three weeks," Stonehouse said.
"It's not as if they're being forced to live in tents outside -
they do have rooms," he said.
Courtney Babb, a Bursley residence hall director, said it's
unfortunate that some students have to begin their college
days living in lounges, but it's only temporary.
"They're there with the rest of the residents," Babb said.
"So, I think they still have a good opportunity to get to know
some of the other students before classes begin."
_ "They're not isolated from the rest of the residents," she said.
Perry said he actually likes the large South Quad lounge.
"We have this bond," Perry, an Engineering first-year stu-
dent, said of the unplaced students.

Heather Brenner, a first-year LSA student from Portage, helps her father Dave Brenner install a loft in her Markley room. In
background, her brother, Brian Brenner, watches. About 200 more students than last fall are moving into residence halls on
campus this semester.

Continued from Page 1A
will be set in a 369-square-foot gran-
ite frame. Chard said the brick on the
Diag will be torn up again to accomo-
date it.
University Planner Fred Mayer said
both the M and the Diag give the
University a powerful centered feel-
"If someone at Michigan said,
'Meet me at the center of campus,'
you'd know exactly where to go,"
Mayer said. "If someone said that in
Lansing, you wouldn't be sure."
In May, the bronze M was removed
and taken to Minnesota, where it was
supposed to be attached to a granite
slab. The University has since changed
its plan to use a specific type of granite,

The University of Michigan's famed M will soon return to its home on the Diag.

so the M will actually return to Ann
Arbor completely unchanged, Chard
Randy Krull, owner of the construc-
tion company that handled the project,
said the M will arrive this week. It will
then be embedded in the rock, shipped
from a Brazil quarry.
"(The rock) is called 'Giallo
Veneziano,"' Krull said. "It's kind of a
gold-type granite - gold and red flash-
es through it:'
Many nine-square-foot blocks of
granite will make up the frame, and
the M should be in place by
September 15 or by October at the lat-
est, Krull said.
The M seal was originally a gift
from the University class of 1953. It
replaced an old brick M torn out the
year before - the last time the Diag
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sider rescinding any of those tickets,
they also did not issue any new non-stu-
dent season tickets.
This year's unusually high demand for
student tickets is due mostly to an unusu-
ally large undergraduate population and
an attractive seven-game schedule that
includes games against No. 7 Colorado,
No. 9 Ohio State and No. 12 Notre
Dame, plus a par-
ents' weekend
matchup with ,n s 'd
No. 20 Iowa and A
a rematch with nave its
two-time Big Ten
champion to me no

was renovated.
"It was unveiled on May 11 th as a
gift to President Hatcher," said Anne
Frantilla, an associate archivist at the
Bentley Historical Library.
The seal was then set in mortar with
epoxy, a special type of glue. The dried-
up epoxy made removal hard for the
construction workers.
The 1953 graduating seniors held an
art contest to decide the M's exact
design, Frantilla said. The M is half an
inch thick and made of solid bronze.
It's original cost was $400.
The M is the centerpeice in what
Chard termed a remarkable place on
"If you've ever had the opportunity
to tour campuses around the U.S., I
don't think you'd find one as nice or as
public as this one," Chard said.
well for LSA first-year student
Jonathan Kosin. He was one of the
3,200 students who received a letter
from the Athletic Department three
weeks ago explaining that he would
receive split-season tickets.
"I was really upset when I got the let-
ter," Kosin said. "I called the Athletic
Department a couple of times. They
were nice and all, but I felt like I was get-
ting the run-around. I was pretty ticked
at first, but I guess I'd rather have this
happen to me
now than when I
rather am an alumnus."
Some stu-
ha ppendents said they
were disap-
w tman pointed about
the way the
i an Athletic
split the tickets
Jonathan Kosin into two pack-
ages. One
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While Molin
called the situa-
tion a "good LSA fi
problem to
have," he said he understands why
students receiving split-season tickets
are upset.
"I have spent hours and hours on the
phone with upset parents and students,"
Molin said. "I wish I had a better solu-
tion, but I don't. All I can do is explain
how we went about it."
But that explanation didn't go over


"The way they split it kind of sucks,"
Kosin said. "Putting Colorado and Ohio
State on the same split is kind of stupid,
plus it's unfair that all the freshmen don't
get tickets to the parents' weekend game,
"All I know is that if this happens
me again next year, I'll be pissed:'
The Athletic Department contends
that won't happen.
Molin said students will not receive
split-season tickets more than once.
Rumors persist that the Athletic
Department is considering expanding
Michigan Stadium, already the second-
largest college football stadium in the
Molin defends the Ath,
Department's decision by pointing our
that split-season tickets already are
issued for Michigan hockey and basket-
ball games. Most other schools have
few problems accommodating all stu
dents at football games, but Molin said
he,knows of no other University that
has 88,000 season ticket holders and
20,000 student applications.
Though not every student will get a
seat in Michigan Stadium for all sever
home games, some said they undO
stand that the Athletic Department id
very few options.
"I'd rather have a full season, but I
understand why they had to do his,"
Inteflex first-year student Beth
Narsimhan said. "It's really the fairest
way to do it."

Notre Dame,
Baylor and Northwestern, while the
other includes the Ohio State,
Colorado, Iowa and Minnesota
Three ranked teams - Ohio State,
Colorado and the parent's weekend
appearance by Iowa - are all part of the
four-game split, while Notre Dame is the
only ranked team on the three-game split.

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