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The Michigan Daily -Special Graduation Section Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 3B

CRIME
NOTES
Peeping Tom spies
in woman's shower
October 8, 2001
A caller reported to DPS that while
she was taking a shower an unknown
male pulled back the curtain and
watched her.
Suspicious mail
from Algeria
October 12, 2001
A caller from the Dexter Fam-
ily Practice Office reported that they
received a letter postmarked from
Togolaise, Algeria. The Washtenaw
County Sheriff Department was noti-
fied, and they stated that they would
not be picking up the envelope, but
advised the office staff to bag it and
put it out of reach of a high traffic
area, and if they needed it for fur-
ther investigation, they would call the
clinic. Assistance was later provided.
Resident chokes
on pill but later
recovers
October 19, 2001
A female in East Quadralangle Res-
idence Hall was choking on a pill. The
subject was not transported, and the
problem was later solved.
Man in a cowboy
hat attacks sub-
ject in the Diag
September 11, 2002
A caller reported to the Depart-
ment of Public Safety that an older
man struck him while he crossed the
Diag. The suspect is described as an
older male wearing a cowboy hat. He
reportedly had a bullhorn and was
wearing a sign on his front and back.
The suspect was located and no pros-
ecution was sought.
Subject sustains
injury in restroom
October 9, 2002
A caller reported to DPS that she
bumped her head on a toilet 'pape
dispenser in the Taubman Health
Care Center. The caller declined to
go to the emergency room. Building
maintenance responded and replace
the lock assembly on the toilet paper
holder. Report was filed.
Eggs thrown out o
vehicle and strike
pedestrian
October 10, 2002
A pedestrian was struck by an egg
thrown from a passing car. The ca
was later stopped and the suspects
were identified. The occupants of the
car were also seen throwing eggs a
other cars.

Seeds stolen from
Dennison Building
May 20, 2004
Sunflower seeds were stolen fro
room 78 (in the basement) of the Den-
nison Building. A report has been
filed.
Unconscious man
disappears from
bathroom floor
December 20, 2004
A caller advised that there was an
unidentified male wearing a dark coat,
tan pants and a black hat lying on the
floor of the last stall in a Tisch Hall rest-
room. He was unresponsive when first
sighted, however he subject was gone on
the arrival of responding DPS units.
Two public
urinators caught
January 30, 2004

Donors, students share concerns over stadium

February 8, 2005
By Anne Joling
Daily Staff Reporter
Not unlike University students, major donors to the
University's athletic department said they are largely
pleased with last month's proposed stadium renova-
tions. But some donors said they are concerned about
the addition of luxury boxes and the possibility of a
decreased seating capacity.
Joe Parker, associate athletic director in charge
of development, said the responses the department
received from donors were mostly positive.
"Most people are very favorable to the stadium
project," Parker said.
In addition to adding luxury boxes, the proposed
renovations include improved seating and added safe-
ty measures, as well as the addition of new restrooms
and concession areas.
Other athletic department donors said they think
the luxury boxes will generate a great deal of revenue
that will be important to the future of University ath-
letics.
"The idea of having luxury boxes doesn't bother
me," said Steven Percy, a University alum who donat-
ed $26,500 in January of last year.

"If they will help (the football program) to stay
competitive and boost revenue, I support them."
But some donors have expressed concerns.
"I'm not really happy about the luxury boxes," said
Roger Turner, a University alum who donated $15,451
in cash and stocks to the athletic department in Janu-
ary of last year.
"I'm not sure, but they could be just one more step
down the road to the commercialization of college
athletics. I don't know if I really like it or not."
Additionally, several donors have raised concerns
that the renovations might decrease the number of
seats in the stadium.
"I look at Michigan as being the best in a lot of dif-
ferent areas, and to lose the distinguishing factor of
being the biggest stadium in the country would really
bother me," Turner said.
Follette Carter, an alum who donated $20,000 last
May, also expressed concerned over the possible loss
of seats.
"I know there is some controversy about the poten-
tial decline in capacity, and I think that is something
the University should get involvement on from peo-
ple who want to express their opinions on that issue,"
Carter said.
Renovation plans have not yet been finalized.

FILE PHOTO*

The addition of luxury boxes to the stadium has raised many concerns.

New dorm to replace Frieze

October 7, 2004
By Aymar Jean
Daily Staff Reporter
The University plans to build a new hall with aca-
demic offices and residential suites on the Frieze Build-
ing's current location, President Mary Sue Coleman
announced yesterday.
The Frieze Building, which Coleman and most other
administrators acknowledge is so dilapidated that reno-
vations are unfeasible, will be torn down in 2006 under
the plan. The academic departments housed in it will
be relocated to various parts of the campus during con-
struction. The new hall should open in 2008.
"I want this building to be a new gateway for the
University," said Coleman, who wants the building to
house both academic and residential life. "It's in a great
location, so that students from all over the campus can
come and utilize the space."
The announcement is a product of years of adminis-
trative plans to build a new residence hall, mostly for
upperclassmen. The University has not built a new resi-
dence hall in 30 years. The University undertook the

task of renovating on-campus housing partly because of
an increased demand for upperclassmen housing.
In December, University Housing administrators plan
to present the University Board of Regents with a con-
cept, budget and architectural firm to construct the new
hall.
"This is what we need to do. This is what students
have been asking for," Coleman said.
While design plans have not been set and a name for
the new hall is up in the air, many administrators, includ-
ing Coleman, have posited the name "North Quad." The
hall will most likely feature suite-style rooms and com-
mon lounges, holding at least 500 students and towering
about six or seven stories.
The Carnegie Library - an architectural "treasure,"
next to Frieze, Coleman said - will also stay intact and
may be renovated to become "a digital library for the
new millennium."
The hall will have one distinct difference from other
residence halls - it will house academic departments
from LSA.'The concept is directly in line with Cole-
man's desire to integrate academics with residential
life.

FILE PHOTO
This is where you caption the photo. If you didn't know that already, you're fired.

University bans smoking from residence halls

January 16, 2003
By Emily Kraack
Daily Staff Reporter

More students in residence halls
may be stepping outside to light up
when classes resume in September.
The Division of -Student Affairs
announced Tuesday that all residence
halls will be smoke-free starting
Sept. 1.
Once the ban takes effect, Michi-
gan State University will be the only
remaining Big Ten university to allow
smoking in its residence halls.
"We confirm that we will move
to entirely smoke-free dorms at the
beginning of the 2003 school year,"
said University Housing spokesman
Alan Levy. He said the restriction will
apply to all residence halls but will not
affect the Northwood Family Housing
on North Campus. Smoking will be
permitted in 16 percent of the North-
wood apartments.
About 5 percent of residence hall
rooms currently allow smoking, Levy
said. These rooms house 470 of the
9,400 students in the residence hall
system.
Levy said this will be the last step
in the University's drive - which
began in 1994-- to slowly phase out
smoking in campus buildings. Regula-
tions have whittled down the number
of public building and residence hall

spaces where smoking is permitted.
Health issues prompted the Univer-
sity's decision to crack down on smok-
ing in residence halls, according to a
written statement.
The statement cited a study from
the Harvard University School of Pub-
lic Health, which found that students
are 40 percent less likely to begin
smoking if they live in smoke-free
residence halls.
University Health Services Direc-
tor Robert Winfield said in a writ-
ten statement, "We know that some
students come to campus as smokers
and we want to be available to them
in discontinuing their cigarette use."
Winfield added that old ventila-
tion systems, which circulate air
from smoking rooms to non-smok-
ing rooms, pose health dangers to
students with asthma or respiratory
conditions and that cigarette smok-
ing also poses a fire hazard in resi-
dence halls.
The Residence Hall Association
voted to support the University's
decision in November after exten-
sive discussion surrounding student
rights within their homes in the resi-
dence halls.
Music sophomore Anup Aurora, an
RHA representative from Alice Lloyd
Residence Hall, said he opposed the
move to smoke-free residence halls
during the RHA debate.

"To me, the University is based on
freedom of choice and the decision to
ban smoking takes away that choice,"
Aurora said.
LSA sophomore Fernando Moura,
an East Quad resident who smokes,
said he also believes the ban would
infringe on his personal rights. "They
have designated spaces (in the resi-
dence halls) now, and those designated
places should exist."
The ban would be inconvenient to
smokers, Moura said. "It's just going
to make me go outside more. It's
going to be an inconvenience during
the winter."
Aurora said he feels that the Uni-
versity has already made up its mind
on the issue. "I think when it was
addressed to RHA, it was already
decided by the University - they just
wanted support," he said.
Aurora said he supports meth-
ods other than an outright ban to
address health issues associated
with smoking. Moving smoking
floors to the top of residence halls
would keep smoke from travelling
into higher windows, he said.
Levy said the only cost to the Uni-
versity would result from cleaning
residence hall rooms previously desig-
nated for students who smoked. These
rooms will be cleaned to remove stains
and burns left by cigarettes and efforts
will be made to eliminate odors.

The smoke-free policy in residence halls was said to place students who smoke at a
disadvantage.

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