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2A - Monday, February 19, 2007
MONDAY:
The E xtremist

TUESDAY:
Arbor Anecdotes

WEDNESDAY:
Before You Were Here

THURSDAY:-
Campus Characters

FRIDAY:
Explained

This really old house

The worn, creaky floorboards historic building shouldn't be
on the second story of Burnham destroyed, the University offered
House betray the building's his- Burnham House to any University
toric past. unit that would pay to move the
Burnham House, which guards house. Nichols Arboretum decided
the Washington Heights entrance to to turn the venerable building into
Nichols Arboretum, is the Universi- an education center.
ty's oldestbuilding. Construction on "We thought, 'Well, hey, let's
the building started in 1837, the year rescue an old building,' " said April
the University moved from Detroit Pickrel, business operations coordi-
to Ann Arbor. nator for the Arb.
The 170-year-old building now On Feb.8,1998,Burnham House
houses the Arboretum's James D. was lifted onto a flatbed truck and
Reader Jr. Urban Environmental taken to its current location out-
Education Center. side the Arb. Traffic was blocked
The building was originally locat- for hours as the 210-ton house
ed on Wall Street, near the medical rolled down East Medical Center
campus. It was a boarding house Drive at about 3 mph, The Michi-
until 1968, when it was converted gan Daily reported at the time.
into doctor's offices. Construction teams were on hand
In the mid-1990s, the University in case the building fell apart in
purchased Burnham House with transit.
the intention of tearing it down to Burnham House increased inter-
make room for a parking lot. est in the Hill neighborhood and
After locals argued that the made the entrance to the Arbore-

tum safer, she said.
"There has been an increase in
good visitor activity and a decrease
in illicit visitor activity," Pickrel
said. "It seems more welcoming."
Burnham House underwent more
than a year of renovations before it
opened in 1999. It now serves as an
education center with administra-
tive offices, classrooms and a con-
ference room.
Two tenants - at least one of
which must be a graduate student
at the University - live year-round
in an apartment on the second
floor. They don't pay rent, instead
working 10 hours each week for
the Arboretum and Botanical Gar-
dens.
Arb employees and visitors enjoy
the building's old-fashioned charm,
Pickrel said.
"It's been really great to have a
building with history," she said.
KATHERINE MITCHELL

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CRIME NOTES
Man viewing
pornography in
library arrested
WHERE: Shapiro Undergradu-
ate Library
WHEN: Saturday at about 11:30
p.m.
WHAT: A man not affili-
ated with the University was
caught viewing pornography
on a computer in the lobby of
the library, the Department
of Public Safety reported.
The man was also in posses-
sion of marijuana. He had
outstanding warrants with
the Ypsilanti Police Depart-
ment and was turned over to
the YPD.
Student vomits
in Markley lobby
WHERE: Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Friday at about 11:30
p.m.
WHAT: A female University

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

student was found intoxicated
and vomiting in the Markley
lobby, DPS reported.
Student splashes
acid in eye
WHERE: Natural Science Build-
ing
WHEN: Thursday at about 12:15
p.m.
WHAT: A female student
splashed acid in her eye, DPS
reported. A Hazmat team
cleaned the area and the stu-
dent was taken to the Univer-
sity Hospital.
Loud snoring
bothers students
WHERE: School of Social
Work
WHEN: Thursday at about
11:00 a.m.
WHAT: A man not affiliated
with the University fell asleep
and began snoring, DPS report-
ed. He was removed from the
building.

Talk on women
in apocrypha
WHAT: A lecture called
"Women and Marriage in the
Dead Sea Scrolls"
WHO: Rabbi Aharon Shem-
esh of Bar Ilan University
WHEN: Today from noon to
1 p.m.
WHERE: Frankel Center for
Judaic Studies
Lecture on
technology
WHAT: A speech called "The
End of Methodology"
WHO: The University of
Toronto's Brian Cantwell
Smith
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: 1014 Tisch Hall
Biology lecture
WHAT: A lecture called

"Polarity and Morphogene-
sis," sponsored by the Genet-
ics Department
WHO: Jianbo Wang, a scien-
tist of the University of Cali-
fornia at San Diego
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: S91S Buhl Building
Help for int'l
taxpayers
WHAT: An introduction to
paying U.S. taxes for interna-
tional students and faculty
WHO: Rackham Graduate
School
WHEN: Today at 6i p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Amphi-
theatre
CORRECTIONS
t A photo in Friday's Daily
(Dressed to grill) misidenti-
fied street vendor Jorge
Rasc6n as Jose Rasc6n.
hPlease report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
michigandaily.com.

Kiruna, a town of 23,000
people in northern Swe-
den, is moving a few miles
down the road because min-
ing has brought the ground
beneath the city close to col-
lapse, The Washington Post
reported.
The Athletic Department
released next year's offi-
cial football schedule on
Friday. The first game of the
season will be against Divi-
sion I-AA Appalachian State,
on Sept. 1 at Michigan Sta-
dium.
,FOR MORE, SEE SPORTSMONDAY
The Malaysian govern-
ment has begun offering
prizes to motorcycle gang
members who chase down
thieves, Reuters reported. The
prize for catching 30 thieves: a
new motorbike.

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