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Friday, February 1lb 2007

VAGINA MONOLOGUES
This
year, a
role for
men
Male extras will join
traditionally
all-female cast
By KELLY FRASER
Daily News Editor
A production of "The Vagina
Monologues" at the Power Center
this weekend will include men as
extras, even though doing so vio-
lates the playwright's condition
that no men appear on stage dur-
ing the play.
The play's
director, LSA e agina
junior Leanna Monologues
Millan, says
she has permis- Sundayat2pm.
sion from the and7:30p.m.
V-Day College on wer
Campaign, the
national orga-
nization that For more onsthe
oversees all col- performance, see
lege productions Arts, page 5
of the Vagina
Monologues,
a collection of monologues
that address domestic violence and
the empowerment of women.
The guidelines posted on the
organization's website read, "Men
are invited to participate in Col-
lege Campaign productionsbutnot
as actors. Men should be invited to
get involved behind the scenes as
well as to facilitate men's discus-
sion groups and other activities."
Eve Ensler, who wrote the play,
included the stipulation when she
released the play's rights at no cost
to productions whose proceeds are
given to charity.
The guidelines go on to say that
if a production fails to abide by
these conditions,the national cam-
paign will rescind its approval.
Millan, though, is confident that
this weekend's production will
take place.
"There is no fear the show will
be pulled," she said.
The national office of the V-Day
College Campaign could not be
reached for comment yesterday. .
The men in the play will pose
next to a speaker delivering a
monologue as a point for the
actress to address, according to a
cast member who asked to remain
See PLAY, page 7

Student
charged with
carjacking

Hurtling around
corner, suspect
allegedly struck
alum with cab
By JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Daily StaffReporter
A student in the School of Den-
tistry faces jail time for allegedly
hijacking a taxi and hitting Uni-
versity alum Aaron Eleby at the
corner of South State and Arch
streets early Saturday morning,
police said.
After spending the evening at a
local bar, David Heys and another
man got into a Yellow Cab taxi
and asked to be taken to Fraser's
Pub on Packard Street, the driver
of the taxi told Ann Arbor Police
Department.
During the drive, Heys asked

the driver to turn onto Mary
Street. Heys then allegedly put
his hand in his coat pocket and
pointed at the driver as if he had
a gun. The cab driver told police
he stopped the taxi and Heys
ordered him out. Once Heys
drove away, the cab driver called
the police.
Heys lost control of the taxi
while turning onto State Street.
The car spun around, drove onto
the curb and struck Eleby, who
suffered minor injuries.
Eleby spent the night at the
University Hospital.
Kinesiology junior Jamie Tir-
rell, who was walking with Eleby
to her apartment at the time of
the accident, said she heard the
taxi's tires screech as it whipped
around the corner. Then she saw
it veer in her direction.
"Aaron and I both jumped"
she said. "I was just lucky enough
See TAXI, page7

PARKING ON CAMPUS
Fee hike, new

BENJIDELL/M
LSA senior Dory Gannes sits in front of pictures she took of children in Tanzania. Gannes will spend spring break in the
impoverished country planning to build an orphanage.
Student reaches out to an
AIDS-ravaged country

garages
Construction won't
include more spots
for students
By BRIAN TENGEL
Daily StaffReporter
There are lots of obstacles to
owning a car on campus. There's
the high price of gas, those pesky
friends always asking for rides,
Ann Arbor's ever-vigilant cadre
of parking enforcement officers
and of course, a shortage of park-
ing spots. Though the University
plans to build three new parking
structures, it doesn't look like
things will get any easier for stu-
dent drivers.
In a move partly intended to
finance the construction of the
new parking structures on cam-
pus, the University will increase
the price of parking permits by
an average of 4.5 percent each
year for the next three years. The
structures won't be open to stu-
dents, though.
The increase was announced at
a meeting of the University Board

on tap
of Regents yesterday.
The structures were proposed
as part of a presentation made to
the University Board of Regents
last month by the Parking and
Transportation Services Com-
mittee.
The first project, an addition
to the Thompson Street parking
structure, was approved by the
Board of Regents last month. The
renovation will add 400 parking
spaces and 10,000 square feet of
office space to the parking struc-
ture.
The committee also proposed
the construction of new parking
structures on North Campus and
Wall Street. All three structures
will be completed by 2010.
Although students will have to
pay more for parking, they won't
benefit from the newstructures.
Diane Brown, a spokeswoman
for the University's facilities and
operations, said the new lots are
being built to accommodate new
faculty and staff on campus.
On July 1, students with orange
permits - available to juniors
and seniors - can expect a rate
See PARKING, page 7

Senior will travel
to Tanzania over
spring break
By ALLISON PINCUS
For the Daily
LSA senior Dory Gannes has an
unusual spring break destination.
While many University stu-
dents are lying on the beach,
Gannes will be meeting with con-
tractors in the impoverished East
African nation of Tanzania.

Gannes will use money she
raised this year to build an
orphanage in one of the world's
poorest nations.
Gannes started the Olevolos
Project last year to raise money to
open an orphanage for 250 chil-
dren living in the northeastern
village of Olevolos.
Like the rest of the AIDS-rav-
aged nation, Olevolos has many
orphans who lost their parents to
the virus.
So far Gannes has raised just
over $15,000, but she hopes to
raise $75,000 to buy the land and

build the orphanage.
She heralded the generosity of
donors.
"It has been unreal, the com-
munity support." Gannes said.
This will not be Gannes's first
trip to Tanzania.
After exploring parts of the
continent on a safari with her
mother when she was 8, Gannes
returned to Africa after her sopho-
more year to teach English to chil-
dren in Tanzania with a program
called Cross-Cultural Solutions,
a group that sends volunteers to
See OLEVOLOS, page 7

HUMANITARIAN CONVERSATION

GIVG BACK
Baseball complex receives
donation from Mets chief

$1C
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Wh
Arbor
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Mets,
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to the
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2 million gift will tions to Fisher Field and Alumni
Field, the homes of the Michigan
o fund research, baseball and softball teams.
The complex on the athletic
scholarships campus that includes both stadi-
ums will be renamed the "Wilpon
By JAKE HOLMES Baseball and Softball Complex" in
Daily StaffReporter honor of his donation.
Both stadiums will receive
en Fred Wilpon came to Ann new seats, press boxes and indoor
on a baseball scholarship batting cages. New offices and a
4, the University's baseball museum will be built into Fisher
m was already run down. Field.
ugh it's been renovated sev- The renovation projects
mes since then, Wilpon said will cost more than $16 mil-
adium still isn't quite good lion. Other donors and Athletic
h. Department funding will pay
at's why Wilpon, now the for the rest.
pal owner of the New York Although both stadiums will
announced yesterday that keep their current names in the
ans to donate $12 million near future, Associate Athletic
University, $4 million of Director Joe Parker said the Uni-
will help pay for renova- versity is considering renaming

Alumni Field. Parker said the
University is looking for a private
donor who would like his or her
name attached to the softball sta-
dium.
Construction on Fisher Sta-
dium has already begun. Alumni
Field renovations will begin next
month.
Parker said both projects should
be finished by next year.
"We're very happy that kids at
Michigan will have a first-class
stadium within a year," Wilpon
said.
Wilpon's donation will also
provide $5 million to create an
organization called the Sports
Injury Prevention Center. The
center, which will be located at the
Domino's Farms office complex in
northeast Ann Arbor, will conduct
See DONATION, page 7

JEREMY CHO/Daiy
Tereral Trent, Heifer International's deputy director of planning and evaluation, speaks in the Michigan League yesterday as
Jo Luck, the group's president and CEO, looks on. Heifer International provides animals and teaches agriculture techniques to
people in poor countries. FOR FULL STORY, SEE PAGE 3.

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