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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 25, 2002 - 3A

Intoxicated man
found sleeping in
lobby of UGLi
According to Department of Public
Safety reports, a man was discovered
sleeping in the lobby of the Harold
Shapiro Undergraduate Library early
yesterday.
DPS officers found him to be unre-
sponsive due to excessive alcohol con-
sumption. Huron Valley Ambulance
transported him to St. Joseph Mercy
Hospital.
False alarm sends
residents of South
Quad into the cold
A fire alarm went off in South Quad
Residence Hall early yesterday because
someone discharged a fire extinguish-
er, according to DPS reports.
Student agrees to
search, arrested
for pot possession
A West Quad resident was taken into
custody Friday afternoon after a bag of
marijuana was found in his room, DPS
reports state. DPS officers had origi-
nally detected a smell coming from
the room, and the resident complied
to a consent search.
DPS puts a stop
to dorm dueling
DPS officers confiscated a sword
from a Bursley Residence Hall room
Thursday night, according to DPS
* reports.
Woman believes
she knows who
took her money
A woman had money and a credit
card taken from her bag, which she
left unattended in the Michigan Union
Thursday night, DPS reports state.
She thought she could point out two
suspects.
Patient parks for
free at hospital
A caller stated Thursday morning
that a patient at the University Hospital
did not pay for her parking fee at the
East Medical Center parking lot, DPS
reports state.
Parked vehicle
damaged on East
Madison Street
DPS reports state a caller reported
early yesterday that he and two other
people witnessed a vehicle back into
the side of a parked vehicle on East
Madison Street between West Quad
and South Quad Residence Halls.
Woman falls in
0 the right place
A woman slipped and fell at the bus
shelter near the circle drive at the main
University Hospital entrance Friday
afternoon, according to DPS reports.
Belligerent minor
receives ticket
A Housing Officer reported early
Saturday that there was an intoxicated
combative person in the lobby of Mary
Markley Residence Hall.
The subject was given a citation for
minor in possession of alcohol and
transported to the University Hospital

by Huron Valley Ambulance.
Thompson Street
parking structure
gate scrapes car
A person's car was scraped Thursday
morning at the Thompson Street car-
port when the gate arm of the carport
came down on the car, DPS reports
state.
Jacket snatched
from NCRB
A woman's jacket was stolen from
the North Campus Recreation Building
Thursday night, according to DPS
reports. The woman said she could
identify the suspect.
Person hit by car,
taken to hospital
A victim was struck by a car Thurs-
day night while crossing the street at
the corner of Catherine and Glen
streets, DPS reports state. The victim
was transported to the University Hos-
pital Emergency Room.

Renovations
give fresh
face to Hill1
Auditolrium
By Min Kyung Yoon
Daily Staff Reporter
Amidst a jumble of equipment and workers, the grounds on
which Hill Auditorium stands provide images of what existed prior
to its construction.
"We've found pre-1913 house foundations," Dewey Sexton, con-
struction superintendent, said. "Old medicine and whiskey bottles
were also found."
Through the renovation, Albert Kahn's architectural reputation
has reiterated itself.
"We've mostly found architectural dimensions and things," Tom
Whitaker, project manager for the University, said. "Albert Kahn's
building is extremely well built."
At this point of the renovation, the building is virtually empty,
with all the seats and ramps pulled out. In the colorless and dark
building, outlines of new additions are taking form in empty areas.
Some of the new additions will include a 20 foot deep
mechanical room for equipment and a backstage lower-level
basement for a technical and electrical area to be used as utili-
ty space, mechanical room and instrument storage area,

TONY DING/Daily
Construction continues inside Hill Auditorium on Friday. The $38.6 million renovation is scheduled to be completed in December 2003.

"The lower lobby will have a concession area, an area for catered
dinner and additional restrooms," Diane Brown, facilities and oper-
ations spokeswoman, said.
"The old ticket area will be replaced with restrooms and the new
ticket area will be more convenient for patrons to come in and pick
up their tickets," Whitaker said.
A new west addition will enable increased accessibility through-
out the auditorium.
"It will provide circulation and general building access," Whitak-
er said. "People will be able to go to the front and back without
going outside."
With the replacement of mechanical and electrical infrastructure
for heat ventilation and air conditioning, patrons will no longer

experience stuffy and hot performances.
Hill Auditorium is also undergoing major external repairs to
enhance the overall appearance of the building.
"Exterior repairs will include thorough brick cleaning, repair of
terracotta and limestone above the columns in the front of the
building and replacement of windows and doors," Whitaker said.
The interior of the building will be painted in its original
color scheme of grays, blues, green-grays, golds and deep red-
browns used by Albert Kahn, replacing the current colors,
Whitaker said.
The renovation, costing $38.6 million, is on schedule and is pro-
jected to be finished in December 2003.

Whitaker said.
Part of the lower-level basement will be the site
nected by a new grand marble staircase about 10 tol

of a lobby con-
12 feet wide.

COHABITATION
Continued from Page 1A
there's enough of these incompatibilities then you
know it's not right."
Pamela Smock, associate director of the Insti-
tute for Social Research, has done research on the
issue of cohabitation and said it is incredibly
common in today's world. The majority of mar-
riages now begin as cohabitations and the majori-
ty of young people, including college students,
will cohabit at some point, she said.
"Nationally, we know that a slight majority of
young people approve of cohabitation," she said,
adding that males approve more than females.
"Also, a lot of people kind of fall into 'living
together' - it's convenient, it's cheaper and if
you're already spending a lot of time with some-
one, it appears (to be) a sensible thing to do,
although there's a downside to it, too, like it's
harder to break up."
One LSA junior asked not to be identified
because she felt her parents would disapprove of
the idea of her living with her boyfriend, but she
said her opinions on living together before mar-
riage have come a full 180 degrees.
"I used to be against living together before mar-
riage but now that I'm living with my boyfriend ...
it doesn't seen so bad to me," she said."My par-
ents painted it to be such a bad, immoral thing and
I don't feel myself to be immoral. I feel I have very
good morals and I don't think I'm a 'bad girl'
because I'm living with my boyfriend. I think I'm
still the same person with the same morals, but the
relationship has progressed enough that I want to
find out if I can live with this person, if this is a
person I can marry."
Her parents are paying $400 a month for a place
their daughter doesn't occupy. She started the year

in an apartment with a roommate but slowly start-
ed moving her clothes, books and toiletries to her
boyfriend's home and sleeping there full-time as of
fall break. Now she has her own key.
She said benefits of living together include
being able to see her boyfriend whenever she
wants to and finding out his quirks, things she
said "you couldn't find out if you were visiting
once or twice a week." But she warned living
together can also be complicated.
"Living together is a very big commitment and a
big step and you might not want to do that unless
you think you're ready for it. It could make or break
a relationship in my opinion because there's just so
much that goes into living together," she said.
LSA junior Rebecca Nichols has been dating
her boyfriend for three years but said even con-
venience isn't convincing her they should be liv-
ing together before marriage.
Aside from the risk of breaking up and having
to live together or break a lease, Nichols said liv-
ing with a significant other could impact relation-
ships with friends, making them feel
uncomfortable visiting.
"Once you live in an apartment with some-
one you're dating I think it tends to close you
off," she said.

And while she said it is a personal decision and
she respects those who choose to live together
and those who do not, Nichols said another
important consideration is how living together
could impact the prospect of marriage.
"A lot of times, especially for guys, there's not
really an incentive for them to want to get mar-
ried, they're like 'I already live with you so what's
the point,"' she said.
Nichols said sometimes she feels it would be
easier to live with her boyfriend because she
knows him so well but that not living together is
for them a moral decision.
"My parents feel the same way I do ... they wish
we could just get married so we could live together
because it'd just be easier, but they don't want me to
live with him unless we were married," she added.
Smock, who has researched and analyzed
cohabitation, addressed the current controversy
surrounding the issue, part of which is focused on
the idea of cohabitation affecting the permanence
of marriage.
"Some people think if we get used to tempo-
rary relationships then it gets easier to end mar-
riages we feel we've outgrown. The idea is that as
a culture we're learning these relationships are
temporary and if we believe that, we can end any-

thing more easily."
She added that her opinion is that individual
perspectives definitely matter with regard to feel-
ings about permanence in relationships.
"I do think that when one goes into a marriage
- and it has been shown that people who believe
marriage is a permanent thing are less likely to
divorce - your attitudes do matter, and it's up to
you and me to think about whether the experience
of cohabitation is going to make us believe less in
the cohabitation of marriage," Smock said.
Cohabitation has been a hot topic of debate
since the middle of the 1990s, when researchers
began tracking cohabitation, whereas before the
late 1980s, nobody was even measuring it,
Smock said.
The census started measuring cohabitation in
1990 as the topic went from being a discussion
among social scientists through the academic
world and into the public eye, she added.
"It has kind of taken the place in the public
mind of the whole debate we had in the '70s and
'80s about divorce," she said. "The preoccupation
was about divorce and whether divorce is bad for
kids, and in the last five to 10 years the pendulum
is now focusing more on cohabitation and cohab-
itation versus marriage."

KNOW OF.
NEWS?LETr
US KNOWK
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MSA
Continued from Page 1A
strong mandate from students for his
platform of changing foreign language
requirements.
"I won as an independent candidate,
which is pretty rare," Scott said. "MSA
is more like the Students First assem-
bly but they have to respect my voice."
Anita Leung, one of the two Blue
Party winners, said she was disap-
pointed her party did not win more
seats.
"I met some great people who were
running for Blue but they can still be
involved with MSA, just not as repre-
sentatives," Leung said.
The Blue Party has appealed the
election board hearing, which gave
Students First 45 demerits last week
due to campaign violations. Darth
Newman, Blue Party leader, said the
election board did not distribute the
demerits according to code.
"The case will be heard by (the
Central Student Judiciary) some-
time soon," Elections Director
Collin McGlashen said. "There is a
possibility that some Student First
winners will end up not being offi-
cial winners."
Excitement abounded among elect-
ed LSA-SG candidates as well. Stu-
dents First nearly swept the elections,
winning seven of the nine available
seats.
Candidates stressed the importance
of the Students First community in
winning the elections.
Freshman Students First member
Lauren May, who contracted mononu-
cleosis over the course of the campaign
but was still victorious in the election,
said she most appreciated the encour-
agement from party members and
leaders.
"It was like a big family," May said.
"Everyone was extremely supportive
of each other. It was amazing."

opinions on campus issues.
"Going door-to-door is definitely
the only thing that should be done in
campaigning," Naghash said.
Students First sophomore Rachel
Fox, who gained the most first
place votes, stated her happiness for
those who were elected. She said
the members of Students First
forged a strong bond throughout the
campaign.
"Our party really stuck together,"
Fox said. "We're excited to be elected
together."
Election Winners
Michigan Student Assembly
1 Business
Brad Nemzer, Students First Party
Andrew Schneider, Blue Party
9 Dentistry
Asma Abdurrazzak, Students First
* Engneering
Shireen Passon, Students First
Brian Doughty, Student Fia
Anita Leung, Blue
Courtney Skiles. Students First
Leni Morrison, Students First
Monique Perry, Students First
Brad Sugar, Students First
Amiel Herrera, Students First
Teri Russielo, Students First
Andrew Labovitz, Students First
Paul Scott, Independent
1 Medicine
Eyad Abu-Isa, Students First
a Music
Kenneth Kellogg, DAAP
N Nursing
Heather Bidgoli, Students First
M Public Health
Lorena Estrada-Martinez, OAAP
Pharmacy
Nana Wiafe, DAAP
11 Rackham
Rebecca Gobeille, DAAP
Ryan R obinson, Students First
Er Reichenberger, Students First
9 rci kWork
Pimrceekham Students First

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