The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 4, 2002 - 10
There is a
By Maria Sprow,
Daily Staff Reporter
60.9lI achileving a
criical MISS O
adit es and
a veryj exci6ng
moment right now
The School of Music (far left), the
wave field and the Ann and Robert H.
Lurie Tower are three popular North
Campus landmarks (ALYSSA
WOOD/Daily). BOTTOM RIGHT:
Albert White and Wilber Plerpont
break ground on the Cooley Memorial
Building in 1952 (Photo courtesy of
the Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan), BOTTOM
LEFT: The School of Music, as seen
In 1964 (Photo courtesy of the
Bentley Historical Library, University
for lie Nord,
- Douglas Kelbaugh,
dean of the Taubman
College of Architecture
and Urban Planning.
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ALYSSA WOOD/ Daily
1g, architure, music and ar ool stud,;
ciF "* houh the originu
'endure- the As open space on Central
;etrf ome people are predi
become a hot spot for #iev
tCampus their home members of 1lt Urlersity~
ea,can either be an eral Options.'V' rep
:Rid ;the late 194s, the ground first
btx~e on CarYous 50-years ago, in 1952,
turned over th e fi opde of earth for the
Morbimer ooey Electronics Laboratoiy.
"I North Campus was first created
" of Alexander Ruthven and Harlan
re, until the presidency of James Du,
-r the presidencies
'It's just nice. There are lots of grils and tree 'arid. "
maybe a bit of a hideaway fit~ the stress of Central Cam-
pus," LSA sophomore Oyin Olowokere said, adding that
classes,, homework and exams make her trips to Central
Campus less enjoyable. "When I'm up here, I don't feel
that rs..:. It's very easygoing and you just take your
time with everything."
Olowokere is one of more than 2,000 students who
live on North Campus, either in Vera Baits Houses or
Bursley Residence Hall, the largest residence hall at the
She spent her first year living on Central Campus and
has had the chance to taste both ways of hf.
Every morning she goes to the front 9 trsi nce
half an <alts for4 the bus to come and 4 her town
Bonistedl Boulevard and Fuller Street l ti' reaches its
Central Campus destination at the C C. LithleB
bt it she said North Cam~pus is wiere ' ats to b-a h
end of the day
waytt capitalize on its unique features. It's a great>
,fip ast for the University
58any Unirsity offici* ~and' faculty
E~Umembers are predicting the next 20
E~years to be a golden time;
Campus. With a new University sv
eral major' projects on hold, and a lacWkppn
space on Central Campus, construction may
become as common on North Campus as it
has been around the rest of the University
"'There is a possibility 'of finally achieving a critical,
mass of activities and destinations;" said Douglas Kel-
baugh, dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and
Urban Plawng-. "It's a very excitingmoment right now .
; 4o s including deans, students and
Cenerwhch m. d o w heArthur MiUtle Theater, Enining ws i
wad + ecte to e net to the Power enter for According to a
the P f1or 4 a th ite of 4he ILife Sciences stadt, whio steppei
Institute. But those planes ws* n &4 after the pro- is45 flw a profess(
ject's estimated cost rose from i$l l onto$67 1104n. ject, the Universil
Baier said it's now likely the, cothjJ -l be on North campus off of it.
Campus, a strategical move desigqd to attract more stu- enrollment follow
dents to the atea. "We'd like to make it more bustling, 'Ast enroilmne
mre vibrant, more lively" he-said. "Should we create a l autnched aseries
performance center, that will add'to the excitement." relocatito ,,
Already, s verel projects seen on the master pla arein Capus,:l
the final stages of development. Man~y of those proj'ects i" '4'
deal with a three-tier expansion of te Collge f Engi-.A*
neering, an expansion of'the Bentley HTstbria Sciey' Th oen'
and a renovation of Pierpont Co ,a ngsvr M ic4th«
other projects focusing on makMingte distac ew af
,-ecision to build a separate
impus because of increased
dtut expand, the University
excises that considered the
lemic programs to the North
[an envisioned growth of the '
iy as 100,000 students1, with
one of a chainof campuses~"
Laborau ry, the ,School of
ticpln fi4'thefutur~e of North Campuis.
RW ougli the-group's plan~s vay fivtn the University's -abot
master plan for the area, Kelbauigh, said he hopes cveelop- base
lent 6& rgrdes f hihplan is chosen. Mac
"I w d~hoe thre il be additional schools and col- type
leges located ca the North Campus with more doh anid , ani
possibly a residential college," he said, a 1di t!he,;- are]l
would like to see the quadrangle around Lne rowr fn- I
ished off with retail shops. "The atmo:s p6i* would4 be tows
more like Central Campus, but instead off'being surround- mast
ed by urb~an fabric, it would be su mbuded n~ature'
tY kC a ~04torliie area.
Y, II' I onNorth Campus again.
k"WOM waitforthe bus and it sucks that all my
classes are 'on (Central) Campus. It's not fair," said LSA
freshman Laura Naughton, late for class and stuck waiting
at the bus stop outside Bursley.
"If I was in the Engineering school, then I'd have more
positive things to say" she added
Like many students, Naughton said she feels North
Campus is too disconnected from the rest of the Universi--
ty and that, because of the bus schedule and its dist*pc
from the downtown area, living there mnakes it 4~kutt to
'participate in activities other students easilyf etd
Aware of those concerns, Universiy 36Wcil have
made North Campus a topic of discussion:fcsn hi
attention on developing ideas. to make the-'n ''con-~
venient and comfortable for students.
"I've been talking to a lot of peole aot i.Ilg th
it is beautiful, but it needs m4tavity, U tyPei
dent Mary Sue Coleman said, Ading tht -, rmr
are worinig to discover ways to draw -more peop t h
area, which now attracts a relatve orrow-population of
Aerial map of North Campus courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Wkat to expect witki]'n tke next 10 years
.* Stephen Director, dean of the College of
Engineering, proposed an expansion to the school at
the Sept. 19 Board of Regents meeting.
-The plan includes the addition of two buildings and
A new residence hal Is expected to be built
somewhere on North Campus within the next five to 10
years. The residence hail, which has been in
preliminary planning stages since 2001, will most