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The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

MONDAY:
Ten Spot

TUESDAY:
Arbor Anecdotes

WE A 'THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
Explained Before You Were Here
Home on the range
Camp Davis: Where moose and man meet

Chris Malvica had a problem.
A few years ago, a moose was
trespassing on University prop-
erty. He sent out his dog Skippy,
trained to scare away animals,
but Skippy was no match for the
moose, which chased her back
into the house. So Malvica board-
ed his RV and circled the animal,
gunning the engine, until it lum-
bered back into the Wyoming wil-
derness.
Malvica is the project coordina-
tor at the University's Camp Davis
in Jackson Hole, Wyo. He spends
half his year in Ann Arbor recruit-
ing and coordinating camp reno-
vations and the other half at the
camp itself, near the base of the
Teton Mountains, doing general
upkeep,cooking and fending off
wild beasts.
During the winter he retreats
to his windowless fifth-floor
office in the C.C. Little Building.

Huge garbage bags stuffed with
Camp Davis fliers are piled on his
couch. Towers of cardboard boxes
line the room. He says he doesn't
spend much time there - he pre-
fers Wyoming. What does his
office look like at the camp?
"It's alog cabin."
Malvica says he probably has
the best view of any University
employee.
Malvica took the job in 2002
after spending a summer at the
camp as a cook. A former chef at
the Ritz Carlton, he introduced
filet mignon and fresh fish to the
menu. That year, he was invited to
stay on full time. Malvica accept-
ed and happily bid farewell to his
position as a University electri-
cian,rsaying he had grown "tired
of wiring."
CampDavis,whichsprawlsover
120 acres, is the University's west-
ernmost property. Students come

during the summer and usually
stay for a few weeks studying geol-
ogy, though the camp now offers
an English course as well. Malvi-
ca says the students are gener-
ally well behaved, aside from some
excessive drinking - Malvica's
own beverage of choice is Moose
Drool pale ale - and occasional
kitchen raids, which prompted
him to install a baby monitor in
the cooler.
Malvica says he's accumulating
experiences that might be foreign
to most University staff, but he
hasn't seen anything truly outra-
geous. At least not yet.
"I haven't had the job that long
though, really," he says, "so who
knows?"
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EMMA NOLAN-ABRAHAMIAN/Daily
Chris Malvica, the head of Camp Davis, a University campus in
Jackson Hole, Wyo., kneels over a promotional poster.

CRIME NOTES
Unleashed dogs
reported in Arb
WHERE: Nichols Arbore-
tum, 1827 Geddes Ave.
WHEN: Monday at about
11:30 a.m.
WHAT: Four dogs were
running loose in the
Arb without leashes, the
Department of Public
Safety reported. By the
time the officers arrived,
the dogs were nowhere to
be found.
Shower caddy
swiped from
dorm shower
WHERE: East Quad, 701 E.
University Ave.
WHEN: Monday at about
1 p.m.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

WHAT: A male student in
East Quad got out of the show-
er and discovered that his
shower caddy had been stolen,
DPS reported. His Mcard and
room key were inside.
Law student
reports harassing
e-mails
WHERE:- Law Quad, 551
State St.
WHEN: Monday at about
1:30 p.m.
WHAT: A female Law School
student reported that an ex-
boyfriend was sending her
threatening e-mails, DPS
reported. Officers made con-
tact with the suspect, who is
unaffiliated with the Univer-
sity, and told him to stop send-
ing the messages.

Online voting
for tradeshow
WHAT: Students enrolled
in a marketing and manu-
facturing course will submit
their designs for public vote
online.
WHO: Taubman Manufac-
turing Institute
WHEN: Today from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
WHERE: www.tmi.umich.
edu
French artists
book exhibit
WHAT: A collection fea-
turing the notebooks of
artists such as Chagall,
Dufy, Manet, Matisse and
Rouault.

WHO: Institute for the
Humanities
WHEN: Today from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 202 S. Thayer St.
Children's book
display
WHAT: An exhibit featur-
ing the imaginary worlds of
different children's books
including "Gulliver's Trav-
els" and "Harry Potter."
WHO: Special Collections
Library
WHEN: Today from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library, 7th floor
CORRECTIONS
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Government surveys have
found that out-of-wedlock
births have reached record
proportions. Nearly four out of
every 10 new mothers in 2005
were unmarried. Women in
their 20s saw the most dra-
matic increase.
Boston University's Col-
lege Republicans are
holding ascholarship
competition for students who
can prove they are at least 25-
percent Caucasian. .
On this day 43 years ago,
President John F. Ken-
nedy was assassinated
in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey
Oswald was arrested shortly
after and charged with the
murder. Oswald was shot
before the case could come to
trial.

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The bus was carrying 50 stu-
dents when it fell off the 20-foot-
high bridge about 31 miles from
Harbin, the official Xinhua News
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The injured students were taken

to a nearby hospital for treatment,
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Police said the accident likely
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speeding and the bus, which was
licensed to carry only 26 passen-
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The driver has been detained,
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Xinhua cited the Ministry of
Public Security as saying that traf-
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in China last year, and 73,955 in
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