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*of Frieze
By Anne Joling
Daily Staff Reporter
Fielding complaints from community
members regarding the University's
plans to demolish the Frieze Building,
administrators said they would try to
save portions of the building at a meet-
ing held last night.
"The University is committed to
preserving the historic nature of the
facility," said E. Royster Harper, the
University's vice president for student
Nearly 100 Ann Arbor community
members and several University admin-
istrators gathered to discuss the future
of the Frieze Building.
The Ann Arbor High School occu-
pied the Frieze Building from 1856 to
1956, when the University purchased
the building.
Mary Hathaway, a 1952 graduate of
Ann Arbor High School, was among
those protesting the plans. While
Hathaway talked about the many great
times she had at her high school, she
said she does not want to preserve
the building for her memories alone.
Hathaway said one of the main reasons
she believes the historic portions of the
building should be saved is because of
their architecture.
"Ann Arborites really feel sad when
they see their architecture disappear-
ing. We've lost a lot already, and this
is not something we want to lose,"
Hathaway said.
Anne Breiholz, a 1953 graduate of
Ann Arbor High School, also said
she hopes parts of the building can
be preserved.
''We had the most fabulous high
school, we loved the building, and we
really hope they can keep the western
facade," Breiholz said.
In October, University President Mary
Sue Coleman announced plans to demol-
ish the Frieze Building and build a new
residence hall - tentatively called North
Quad - as well as classroom and other
educational facilities in its place. The
new residence hall would be the first
build in 37 years.
While many students have reacted
with support for the plan, Coleman's
proposal has faced opposition for a vari-
ety reasons. Opponents of the project
say they are concerned the University
will be demolishing a historic site and'
that the new structure may create traf-
fic and parking problems for the State
Street area.
Additionally, many said they are con-
cerned that a new building will not blend
well with the surrounding structures. In
order to address some of these concerns,
both community members and admin-
istrators have proposed that the most
historically significant portions of the
building could be saved and integrated
into the new portions of the building.
University administrators also said
they would instruct the architect chosen
for the project to preserve portions of
the building, if possible.
Frieze Building preservation sup-
porters were not the only people
who attended last night's meeting.

Supporters of Coleman's proposal
were also in attendance and spoke on
behalf of the new residence hall and
learning facilities.
See FRIEZE, Page 7

Hazing report release delayed

By Abby Stassen
Daily Staff Reporter
The University's report on allegations of
hazing in several Greek houses may be released
even later than expected.
The investigation, which was a collabora-
tion between Dean of Students Sue Eklund and
the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, was
completed in December. The investigation was
prompted by accusations against several frater-
nities and sororities of hazing their pledges by

subjecting them to physical abuse, forcing them
to drink alcohol excessively and making them
commit sexual acts.
The results of the investigation into the alle-
gations have yet to be released to the public.
University spokeswoman Julie Peterson said
the delay is due to the devastating tsunami in
Southeast Asia.
"Some of the same administrators who need
to bring this to a conclusion are working very
intensely on the tsunami situation and try-
ing to make sure all of our students are safe

and sound," Peterson said. "We have a lot of
stuff going on at the University; this is one of
many things we have to pay attention to," she
The report was originally slated to be
released by the end of Fall semester classes.
The tsunami struck Dec. 26.
"I'm sure they want to be extremely thorough
and want to make sure their information is reli-
able," said Michael Caplan, president of the
Interfraternity Council. "I hope it can lead to
more positive changes for our community."

Although a separate Ann Arbor Police
Department investigation found no evidence
to support prosecution for criminal hazing,
the University continued its own investigation.
Under the state hazing laws, only physical harm
can lead to prosecution, but the University's
investigation took a broader look at the issue
and also searched for instances where people
were forced to compromise their values or were
humiliated, Dean of Students Sue Eklund said
in November.
See HAZING, Page 7

LSA senior Sydney Zhou walks past Carmel Salhi, who plays an Immigrant worker slain on the way home from his job. His shirt reads, "Living the American Dream?" This exhibit was part of
Boxes and Walls, a participatory event that encourages students to address stereotypes.
Studlent, groups aim to, break stereotypes

By Rachel Kruer
Daily Staff Reporter

For no money at all, University students can have derogatory
terms yelled at them mere inches from their face, threatened to be
strip-searched and witness a hate crime. This is all part of the learn-
ing process of Boxes and Walls, a program that creates a simulated
environment where University students are placed in situations such
as these and others that discriminated members of society face on a

day-to-day basis.
"Boxes and Walls is about learning through experience. Instead
of reading statistics, they can experience and understand what it is
to be discriminated against," said LSA junior and co-chair of Boxes
and Walls Rachel Lederman.
The program is structured in two parts. First, a tour leader guides
about 10 participants through a "museum" in the Duderstadt Center.
This "museum" is comprised of seven interactive exhibits in which
student actors create realistic situations that simulate stereotypes

and racial injustices. The actors try to engage the members of the
tour group to participate by treating them as if they were part of a
certain minority group.
Afterward, the group is led to a "processing room" where they can
share their responses to the experience.
Some of these exhibits applied specifically to situations familiar
to University students, such as instances when students are turned
away from student groups recruiting only certain ethnicities or reli-

'U' administrators see salary
increases despite budget woes

By Aymar Jean
Daily Staff Reporter

Though pressured by last year's cuts in state funding, the
University has opted to give raises to faculty and staff this
year, a move intended to retain employees in an increasingly
competitive national market.
For the fiscal year 2005, faculty salaries increased an aver-
age of 3.2 percent, and staff salaries increased an average of
3 percent, according to a written release. University President
Mary Sue Coleman took a 2 percent salary increase. Last
year, she and other executive officers elected not to take a
raise in light of a strained budget situation caused by deep
cuts in state funding.
Along with salary rates, the University also released its
annual catalog listing the salaries of all its employees.
The highest-paid person at the University is Robert Kelch,
executive vice president for Medical Affairs, who will make
$618,600 this year. Coleman is the third-highest paid, making
$484,500. Head football coach Lloyd Carr makes $321,423.
Among the 30 highest-paid individuals, seven are deans,

averaging a salary of about $325,000.
Funding for an employee's salary comes from various
sources. Not all of the University's employees are paid directly
from the general fund - the money taken from tuition and
state appropriations. Other sources include the University's
endowment, grants and endowments established for individual
professorships and, for Medical School employees, clinical rev-
enue money paid by patients for professional services.
For example, a little less than half of School of Public
Health Dean Noreen Clark's salary comes from the Univer-
sity's general fund. Most of her $317,000 salary comes from
grants and contracts she has received because of her interest
in research, said Terri Mellow, director of communications
for the School of Public Health.
But top administrators are not the only high-paid indi-
viduals at the University. Nearly half of the 30 highest-paid
employees hold professorships in the Medical School.
The Medical School operates on a slightly different salary
system than the rest of the University. Less than 10 percent of
its revenue comes from the general fund. Professors, likewise,
See SALARY, Page 7

Robert Kelch
Medical Affairs VP
Mary Sue Coleman
University President
Lloyd Carr
Head football coach

BCS to give athletic dept $1.6 million for Rose Bowl appearance

By Julia Heming
Daily Staff Reporter
Despite the disappointment of Wolverines fans after losing
to the Texas Longhorns in the Rose Bowl two weeks ago, the
University will still benefit from the team's participation in
the game.
The Bowl Championship Series, or BCS, will award
approximately $18.3 million to the Big Ten conference
* because of the University's involvement in the Rose Bowl.

"A rainy day on a Michigan football game makes the
difference between being in the red or the black for us.
- Bruce Madej
Athletic department spokesman

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