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TCganpus' sexua - es
C ampus's sexual history

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The romantic milestones
that shaped sex as we know
it at the University.

It turns out you have
to go into rehab if you

1870 - The beginning
Without crossword or sadoku
puzzles, sitting through boring
classes was a trying task for male
students at the University in its first
five decades. But in 1870, University,
administrators decided to introduce,
something new to the classroom
- female students. When Madeline
Stockwell walked into her first class
in Tappan Hall that fall it was the
beginning of the end of gender seg-
regation on campus, though it would
be years until women were allowed
through the doors of the Union.
The year 1870 did more than break
downthe gender barrier at one of the
nation's largest universities; it also;.
paved the way for a different kind of
1880 - Petticoats and promiscuity
Through the 1880s until the turn
of the century, women commonly
lived in mixed boarding houses with
men. Surely there must have been
exceptions to Victorian-era norms of
less, and the first balmy evening of
1900 - The modest beginnings of the year, men from South Quad and
University Housing West Quad assembled for an inva-
Although mixed boarding houses sion. Egged on by hundreds of their
still exist, women increasingly live voyeuristic peers, the men ventured
in University-supervised houses that into women's dorms and into the
house only women. Those women unlocked rooms and rummaged
living in mixed boarding houses can through underwear drawers. After
be disciplined for "entertaining"men looting the rooms, they returned to
in their rooms. cheering crowds with waving pant-
ies and lingerie as trophies.
1920 - A long way from East Quad It's generally accepted that this
The University greatly expands was the first large scale panty raid
the number of dormitory beds ever and it garnered national media
available. Those beds, however, are attention. Damages totaled only
safely sequestered in all-mall and all- $188, but the trend spread to other
female dorms. campuses.
1927 - Driving them crazy 1961- Term ends for last dean of
The University Board of Regents women
bans students from bringing cars to Deborah Bacon couldn't take it
campus, in part to prevent under- anymore.
graduates from being able to drive to It wasn't just that being the dean
speakeasies - or have trysts. The ban of women was a tough job, though it
wasn't fully overturned until 1968. was. The position called for a surro-
gate mother for female
students, enforcing
curfews and dress
codes, even monitor-
ingstudents' dates.
It was that the stu-
dents were rebelling.
As the 60s took hold,
3 there was growing
the restrictive policies
Bacon enforced. In
particular they pro-
tested what they saw
was Bacon's unwill-
ingness to allow white
women to date black
- . men. -
1952 - The first panty raid As the sixties picked up steam
Spring madness hit the Univer- and women across the nation pio-
sity hard in 1952. The men were rest- neered sexual liberation University

camped out in Johnson's office
demanding that the University cre-
ate an anti-rape center and better
address women's safety on campus.
The general uproar didn't fall on
deaf ears. A month later, the Univer-
sity dedicated a $75,000 piece of the
budget dedicated to the creation of
an anti-assault program.
1986 -SAPAC created
The Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center opens an
office on the third floor of the Michi-
gan Union with a $75,ooo budget.

Three things you can talk about this week:
1. Hollywood finally finding Jesus
2. Scooter Libby
3. North Korea

And three things you can't:
1. Ann Coulter
2. Your Spring Break sunburn
3. The Oscars A

enforced constraints also fell by the
Bacon stepped down and was
never replaced.
1961 - Going upstairs for a night
Women over 21 are no longer
required to live in University-
approved housing or observe cur-
few, giving these women more
control over when - and where
- they sleep. The University also
relaxes rules on "visitation privi-
leges" that kept callers from enter-
ing the dorm rooms of opposite-sex
1964 - The end of the great divide
Students have more opportuni-
ties to mingle with the opposite
sex when South Quad, an all-male
dorm, and Markley, and all-female
dorm, both become co-education-
al. By 1972, Stockwell is the only
remaining large female-only dorm.

1970 - Out past curfew
The Regents officially abolish
mandatory curfews for women liv-
ing in University residence halls.
1971- The start of LGBTA
The University opens the Human
Sexuality Office,whichlater becomes
the office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Affairs.
1985 - A gaffe and a gift
"Rape is like Alzheimer's," Henry
Johnson, then Vice-President for
Student Services told the Metropoli-
tan Detroit Magazine. He was trying
to explain why the University played
down instances of rape in order to
make campus appear safer to incom-
ing students. "(It) impacts a small
but sizable part of the population....
To dicuss sexual assault is to send a
message to your potential students ...
that it is an unsafe campus."
This statement triggered wide-
spread campus outcry. Protestors

2002 - The last naked mile
The longstanding campus tradi-
tion where seniors ran naked down
Washtenaw Avenue and State Street
was deemed unsafe by campus cops
and ended without a bang, despite
the best efforts of a few students who
tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate it.
2007 --Illegal roommates
Think the consequences over
before moving in with your signifi-
cant other: While we've never heard
of a prosecution, a Michigan state
law still on the books says that any
unmarried man and woman "who
lewdly and lasciviously cohabit
together" can face up to 1 year in
prison and a $1,000 fine.
-Information for this time line
was compiled from "The University
of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Sur-
vey," a1979 booklet issued by Univer-
sity Housing, and HowardPeckcham's
"The Making of the University of

use the word 'fag-
got,' so I'm kind of
at an impasse - I
can't really talk about
- ANN COULTER, conservative author
and University Law School alum, throw-
ing a jab at presidential hopeful John
Edwards. The remark triggered wide-
spread outcry and earned little support
even from her right-wing counterparts.
Thinking about
You will be.
Warning. This video is not for the
faint of heart or weak of stomach.
At first it's hard to identify exactly
what is happening. It looks like the
Loch Ness Monster beached itselfs THEM
in the Amazon, but the truth is THM
much more horrifying.
It is an anaconda regurgitating a
Watching it, questions might
pop into your head. One might be: tan yo
How did a snake fit a hippo into its gan wh
mouth? Answer, snakes do not have
jaws so they can open their mouths Throwin
as large as their hearts desire.
Why are they hitting the snake
with a paddle? To make it throw
up so all the curious locals can dis-
cover what animal lies beneath that
scaly skin.
And finally: Why am I watching
this? -
Well, gross, shocking videos are The G
what YouTube is all about. as Rose's
(D. B. W
See this and other YouTube gimlet is
videos ofthe week at tive Phil
www.youtube.com/user/michi- Accor
gandaily. gimlet (1
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Mr 4 *1/
The B
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ent thati

"(The Iraq War) goes even
beyond the brutality of slav-
ery and the lynchings."
- CHARLES RANGEL, a U.S. representative from
New York, on the relative horrors of the war and
"If (Britney) is reading my book.
I hope it's helping her. If it's not,
and she wants to talk to some-
one, I'm available."
- Actress BROOKE SHIELDS on the purported frag-
ile mental state of pop star Britney Spears.


Years after the first slaves arrived in the Virginia Colony, the state's
legislature adopted a resolution formally apologizing for its role in
perpetuating race slavery for two-and-a-half centuries.
The number of slaves owned by Sen. Barack Obama's maternal ances-
tors. Obama, who is vyingto become America's first black president, is
the son of a black Kenyan father and a white mother from Kansas.
Number of Civil Rights leader Al Sharpton's ancestors who were
owned as slaves by the ancestors of former Sen. Strom Thurmond,
who ran for president as a segregationist.
Source: The New York Times, The Economist

went somewhere for Spring Break - Mystic
irself so you look like everyone else from Michi-
o went to Acapulco. At least you saved money.
g this party? Let us know. TheStatement@umich.edu
Gimlet (cocktail)
imlet is a cocktail typically made of gin and lime juice (such
8 description of the drink was: "gin, a spot of lime, and soda"
esson, I'll never be Cured III). A 1953 description was: "a real
half gin and half Rose's Lime Juice and nothing else" (detec-
ip Marlowe in Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye).
'ding to the Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition on 8/4/06, a
lowercase "g") consists of the following:
oz. gin
4 to 1/2 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. lime juice (for example, Rose's)
arnish with alime
artender's Bible by Gary Regan lists the recipe as:
oz. gin
2 ounce Rose's lime juice
arnish with lime wedge
n also states, "since the Rose's product has such a long and
ive history, Iam inclined to think that Rose's was the ingredi-
invented the drink."

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