The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 19, 2001 - 3
Alternatives available on campus
* trespassing in
A suspicious man was found
trespassing in West Quad Resi-
dence Hall early yesterday morn-
ing, Department of Public Safety
reports state. Shortly after mid-
night, a male of medium build,
wearing a green sweater and green
pants, was seen wandering the hall-
ways. He walked in and out of
rooms with open doors for approx-
imately 30 minutes saying he was
looking for a male friend.
Officers searched Wenley and
Rumsey Houses, but were not able
to find the man. The courtyard was
also checked and he could not been
thrown from East
An East Quad Residence Hall
DPS officer received a request
from the Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment to respond to a student throw-
ing water balloons from some
windows early Wednesday morn-
ing, DPS reports state.
The student was throwing the
balloons from East Quad windows
on the Hill Street side of the build-
Man tumbles off
bike, injures self
A man fell off his bike while rid-
ing near the Central Campus
Recreation Building Wednesday
afternoon, DPS reports state. He
* fell off while he was riding with no
hands on the handle bars.
He received a gash on his lip and
forehead. Huron Valley Ambulance
workers treated him on the scene
and he was taken to University
Hospitals. The bike was impound-
ed by DPS for safekeeping.
Bike locked to
A student reported his bike
stolen from the west side of
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Wednesday afternoon, according to
DPS reports. He left his bike
locked to a post, and when he
returned, his bike had been taken
and the pole had been pulled from
the ground. The bike is a 2001 red
* Laptop stolen
An unattended laptop was stolen
from the Advanced Technology Lab
Wednesday morning, according to
DPS reports. The Apple laptop was
stolen between 10:30 a.m. and 4
p.m. from an unlocked office. The
computer is valued at $3,000.
DPS had no suspects.
* 'U' employee's
credit cards taken
An administrative services
employee's ATM check card and a
credit card were stolen Monday
afternoon from his desk. The cards
were left unattended while he was
out to lunch.
The ATM card was fraudulently
used after the theft.
A student reported his backpack,
containing his wallet and house
keys, stolen from the Central Cam-
pus Recreation Building Tuesday
evening, according to DPS reports.
He had left his bag unattended on
the gym floor for two hours.
DPS had no suspects.
Two men were found trespassing
in West Hall Wednesday afternoon,
according to DPS reports. The two
men were seen begging for money
in the hallway.
- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Jacquelyn Nixon.
By Lizzie Ehrte
Daily Staff Reporter
Though many students move off
campus to live in a setting different
from that of a traditional residence
hall, the University does offer alter-
native on-campus living situations,
including Michigan Learning Com-
munities and apartment and family-
"It's a good way to meet people
and make friends," said RC sopho-
more Laura Knollenberg.
With about 280 Residential Col-
lege students living in East Quad
Residence Hall - about half the
building's students - the RC is the
University's largest learning com-
munity. Others include the Lloyd
Hall Scholars Program and the
Michigan Community Scholars Pro-
Knollenberg added that as a
freshman she felt she met more peo-
ple by living and having classes
with many of the same people.
Charlie Bright, interim director of
the RC and professor of history,
said there are some significant ben-
efits for students to live within their
learning environment. He said that
East Quad "has a sort of energy that
rides with the RC located there."
Bright added that the presence of
the RC faculty offices within East
Quad lends to better interaction
between the students and teachers.
"There is a feel of active, intellectu-
al space within the building," he said.
Knollenberg agreed that the coex-
istence of faculty and students in
one place is beneficial.
"The office hours are less rigid.
You can basically walk downstairs
at any point in the day and talk to
them," she said. "You get to be
closer with them because you see
them a lot more," she added.
Rachael Weisz, associate director
for operations and student develop-
ment with the Lloyd Hall Scholars
Program, said a positive aspect of
every learning community is group
"I think the primary benefit is the
tight-knit community," she said.
Bright agreed that such an envi-
ronment "forges pretty strong
friendship and community bonds."
Knollenberg added the laid-back
atmosphere is another benefit.
"I get a good vibe from being
here because people are very open,"
Other alternative on-campus
housing includes Michigan Learn-
ing Communities in the residence
halls, Oxford Housing and Baits
Houses and family housing in the
Northwoods portion of North Cam-
pus. Oxford and Baits offer apart-
ment-style living with community
kitchens and require a reapplication
process for students looking to con-
tinue their on-campus lifestyle.
Family housing includes apart-
ments and town houses and is home
to nearly 4,000 students and gradu-
ate students. Faculty and staff are
also allowed when space is avail-
able. Those eligible include married
students, single parents, and stu-
dents in same-sex domestic partner-
At least one family member must
be enrolled at the University, and
rent is typically 20 to 25 percent
below market rates, according to
Ann Arbor celebrates its
150th anniversary today
By Kara Wenzel
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor is celebrating its 150th
anniversary of incorporation as a city
with a ceremony at noon today to cut a
ribbon wrapped around the Guy C.
Larcom Jr. Municipal Building.
The ceremony will feature the
unveiling of a new Downtown Histori-
cal Street Exhibit, "The Growth of City
Services," 500 cupcakes for participants
and the chance to contribute to a time
capsule that will be opened on the city's
200th anniversary in 2051.
Planners hope the event will involve
more than 800 participants, which
would break the Guinness world
record for participants at a ribbon-cut-
"Prior to 1851, Ann Arbor was just
a town - there was no municipal sys-
tem, sidewalks, firehouses, or police,"
said event coordinator Nancy Stone,
"so we are celebrating what it means
to become a city."
The new section of the street exhibit
will profile the history of Ann Arbor's
municipal services, Stone said.
The exhibit is one in a series of
transparent frames placed throughout
downtown. Future additions to the
exhibit will include information about
the history of the University.
The University, began classes in
Ann Arbor in 1841, has played an
increasingly important role in the
development of the city.
"As the largest property owner in
Ann Arbor, the University contributes
largely to the economic well-being of
the city," said street exhibit program
coordinator Ray Detter, the chairman
of Ann Arbor's Citizens Advisory
"The University was formed in the
1840s, and back then students were
housed in the University buildings
around the Diag until (Henry) Tappan
became president and forced them
out," Detter said.
"Every student lived off campus
back then," he said. "Until the late
19th century, the University was on the
outskirts of town, and the area between
Main Street and State Street was resi-
dential property. Students had to go to
Main Street to get their mail and go to
the bookstores," Detter said.
In the late 1800s and into the 1900s,
there was conflict between the Univer-
sity and the city, evidenced by riots and
student demonstrations, Detter said.
Detter said an emphasis on sports
was always a part of University life,
beginning with the first athletic contest
in the 1840s, a cricket match on State
"Cultural events have always been
very significant in their contribution to
bringing town and gown together,"
Concerts and lectures from famous
speakers such as writer Ralph Waldo
Emerson and President John F.
Kennedy held at Union High School,
Hill Auditorium, University Hall and
the Michigan Union were attended by
a large number of both city residents
and'the University community.
"We hope to see students take part
in the birthday celebration because
they really are an important part of our
city's heritage," Stone said.
Engineering senior Christopher Grewe (center) stands with two of his Sigma
Chi fraternity brothers yesterday afternoon. The fraternity will be hosting
Derby Days this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Derby Days to
raise -money for
By Lisa Hoffman
Daily Staff Reporter
When Engineering senior Christo-
pher Grewe discovered a lump on his
neck in January, his internist knew
right away that it was Hodgkin's lym-
phoma, a rare form of cancer that
attacks the immune system.
"It was a shock," Grewe said. "I
was running triathlons, had never put
a cigarette in my mouth and taken
good care of my body. I had no clue
what it was."
Grewe, a member of the Sigma Chi
fraternity, depended on family and
friends while he received six months
of chemotherapy and radiation for
Type II Hodgkin's disease, which only
affects the middle of the chest and
"They put their life on hold for
the entire month of January and
were there to hold the bucket,"
Grew said of his parents, who
watched TV with him and provided
comfort when the nausea and vom-
iting that accompanies chemothera-
py worsened. "I've never not felt
blessed by my parents."
Grew also felt that need to support
his family members, who had to deal
with his life-threatening illness.
"Your support group needs a sup-
port group. It's hard because no one
knows how to treat you or deal with
it. You're caught in the middle and
have to figure out how to deal with
that," Grewe said.
Grew's fraternity brothers and girl-
friend also provided necessary com-
panionship and even financial
assistance throughout the past 10
"Those guys would lie in front of a
train for me," said Grewe about his
brothers, who petitioned the House
Corps and the fraternity's national
chapter for financial support to pay
"It was substantial," Grewe added
Since his recovery, Grewe has
developed a new look on life. "I still
go out a lot, but I'm more looking
forward to getting my body back in
shape," he said. He hopes to complete
an Ironman triathlon with his sister
and her fianc6 in the near future. "My
attitude is the same, just more laid
Grewe is also this year's chair of
Derby Days, an annual fundraiser
organized by the Sigma Chi fraternity,
which begins today with interfraterni-
ty boxing in the basement of the
house at 548 S. State St.
Ten sororities and five fraternities
signed up to participate in the event,
which hopes to raise $1,000, despite
difficulties in fundraising because of
the recent decline in the economy.
The majority of money raised so
far is from T-shirt sales, and the group
hopes to sell more shirts to Derby
Day's 500 expected participants.
"It's just as much of a relief to have
fun as it is to raise money. It's like
Greek Week, but it involves raising
money for a specific cause," Grewe
The money raised this year will
be split between the American Can-
cer Society, in honor of people
related to the fraternity affected by
the disease, and the Children's Mir-
An annual blood drive run by the
American Red Cross took place
Wednesday as a prelude to the week-
end's events, which include tonight's
Mock Rock and a variety of activities
tomorrow like karaoke and tricycle
races. All events take place at the
Sigma Chi house on State Street.
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
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