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Wednesday, January 5, 2005
News 3A University VP Lisa
Tedesco resigns
Arts 5A Scorcese's. "Aviator"
takes flight

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Vol. CXV, No. 53

2005 The Michigan Daily

By Karl Stampfl
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan football player Larry Harri-
son was arraigned by a magistrate of the
15th District Court on four felony charges
of indecent exposure Monday morning.
He is expected to appear in court Jan. 12.
"The penalty on each of these four
charges is one day to life (in prison)," said
detective Chris Fitzpatrick of the Ann
Arbor Police Department.
Harrison was previously charged with a
misdemeanor count of indecent exposure.
Police suspect Harrison - a 20-year-old
sophomore - may be linked to 16 cases
of indecent exposure dating from August
to December, but he can only be identified
in four cases.
"In a lot of them, he was not able to be
identified because he was concealing his
face with a T-shirt," Fitzpatrick said.
According to witnesses, Harrison
repeatedly gained the attention of Ann
Arbor women - sometimes by throw-
ing rocks at their windows or standing on
their porches - then proceeded to expose
and fondle himself.
The four alleged felonies all took place
on the night of Dec. 6 and early morning
of Dec. 7. Harrison was arrested and taken
into custody by the police after a surveil-
lance officer spotted him on a porch in
Ann Arbor. The Dec. 6 case occurred at
the 1300 block of Minerva Street and the
Dec. 7 case occurred on South Division
Street, Fitzpatrick said.
Although there were only two incidents
of indecent exposure on Dec. 6 and 7, Har-
rison will be charged with four felonies
because the women had seen him earlier.
Harrison pleaded not guilty during
the arraignment. He has been released
on bond with conditions, but Fitzpatrick
could not comment on what those are.
Harrison's lawyer was unavailable for
comment. The sophomore is currently
registered for winter term classes.
Harrison was suspended from the foot-
ball team in early December because of
the charges. He started at defensive tackle
in seven games, recording 24 tackles,
including one for a loss. The Wolverines
played without Harrison during the Rose
Bowl on New Year's Day.

New year,


Defense may
get new leader
Gennaro Filice
PASADENA, Calif. - On the first night of the new year,
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said it best:
"You score 37 points and it should be enough."
Over the first 125 years of Michigan football, 99.9 percent
of the time that point total was enough.
In the program's first 1,152 games, Michigan lost just once
when scoring more than 31 points - a wild 54-51 defeat at
Northwestern in 2000.
In the program's first 35 bowl games, Michigan never lost
when eclipsing the 20-point mark.
But in Michigan's 36th bowl game (game No. 1,153 over-
all), played on the first day of the program's 126th year, the
Wolverines threw a 37-spot on the scoreboard ... and fell one
point short of Texas.
The Longhorns racked up 444 yards of total offense and 38
points, leaving the Wolverines' defense (and defensive coordi-
nator Jim Herrmann) exposed in front of a national audience
for the second game in a row. This porous Pasadena effort was
far from what anyone expected back in August.
At the outset of the season, the defense was supposed to
carry the Wolverines. With offensive question marks at quar-
terback and running back, logic dictated that the Wolverines
would go as far as Herrmann's 11 would take them. This was
supposed to be the best Michigan defense since the Charles
Woodson-led group of 1997 and possibly the fastest 'D' ever
to don the Maize and Blue.
In the first half of the season, Michigan's defense struggled
with consistency - the unit's play differed from half to half.
The Wolverines lost their first nonconference away game for
the fifth straight year by giving up 21 points to Notre Dame in
the fourth quarter. The next week, San Diego State came into
the Big House and put a scare into the Wolverines, scoring
21 first-half points, only to be shut out in the game's final 30
But, for the most part, Michigan's erratic defensive play
was overshadowed by its ability to produce turnovers (the
Wolverines forced an astounding 19 turnovers through their
first four games).
Then, as the season went on, the takeaways rapidly
decreased, and the defense showed its true (and unsightly)
In the season's final four games, Michigan forced just two
turnovers while giving up an average of 458 yards and 33
points per game. The most disappointing aspect of this col-
See ROSE BOWL, Page 7A

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Texas quarterback Vince Young (10) spins free from Michigan lineman Patrick Massey (94) en route to a touchdown during
the Wolverines' 38-37 loss in the 91st Rose Bowl game on Saturday in Pasadena, Calif.

.Court rules for 'U' in harassment case

By Mark Osmond
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Court of Appeals last month over-
turned a lower court ruling in favor of former Music
student Maureen Johnson, who claimed she was sexu-
ally harassed by former visiting Prof. Pier Calabria in
1997. The prior decision would have required the Uni-
versity to pay $435,000 to compensate Johnson.
Johnson and her attorney Miranda Massie are review-

ing their options for further litigation and have not yet
decided whether they will attempt to bring the case to
the state Supreme Court.
During the hearings in November, the University
successfully argued that it adequately responded to
the alleged harassment Johnson faced and is there-
fore not liable for the damages resulting from Cal-
abria's misconduct.
"We responded instantly and thoroughly to Ms.
Johnson's complaint," University spokeswoman Julie

Peterson said. "We were pleased that the court of
appeals recognized this fact and overturned the lower
court's verdict."
University attorneys acknowledged Calabria's inap-
propriate behavior in court, but maintained that the
University's response to his behavior was sufficient
because Johnson did not lodge another complaint
against Calabria after she brought his conduct to the
attention of University officials.
See COURT, Page 7A

Students' homes
robbed over break

Regents OK
new. academic
buildi*ng plans
By Justin Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents approved a new academic
building on Thayer Street last month that will house three academic
departments currently in the Frieze Building after it is demolished
next year.
Three of the six departments currently housed by Frieze - Asian
Languages and Cultures, Near-Eastern Studies and the Frankel
Center for Judaic Studies - will occupy 60,000 square feet in the
new building. It is expected to be completed just as Frieze is being
torn down in 2006. This timetable ensures the departments will not
be homeless in the interim. Plans are also being made to relocate the
remaining departments housed in Frieze.
The building will cost the University $18 million that will come
from the Office of the Provost, the Executive Vice President for
Academic Affairs and LSA investment earnings, according to the
The cost of the new building is just a fraction of the $800 million

By Abby Stassen
Daily Staff Reporter
Students returning from winter
break may have had a nasty surprise
waiting for them when they returned
to Ann Arbor.
Between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4, at
least nine student homes were invad-
ed, said Adele El-Ayoubi, head of
crime prevention at the Ann Arbor
Police Department.
Some of the break-ins involve d
forced entry, such as broken win-
dows, but others resulted from
students leaving their doors and win-
dows unlocked.
An unlocked window on the 800
block of Church Street led to a break-

over break and DVDs and a laptop
computer were noted missing after
New Year's Eve.
"We think it was mostly the home-
less, because we had some cans left
over in the basement and they took
all of those," Cohen said. "It's a pret-
ty unfortunate incident, but we're
lucky that nothing else was stolen."
The residents in several of the
homes have not yet returned to Ann
Arbor, so it is unknown if anything
was stolen, El-Ayoubi said.
She added that because many stu-
dents were out of town, the break-ins
were reported by other residents.
One break-in was even reported by a
snow-plowing agency, she said.

Students were deeply saddened
to hear about the tremendous
suffering caused by last week '
devastating tsunami and will be
meeting today at 6 p.m. in the Yuri


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