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2 - Friday, April 6, 2007

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The Extremist Arbor Anecdotes Before You Were Here Campus Characters Explained
yColeman's castle
After Students Organizing for and has just a few small windows, tall and have understated entrances
Labor and Economic Equality held it's hardly a fortress, University to get a large amount of floor space
a sit-in at the Fleming Administra- Planning Assistant Julia Truettner out of a small footprint. The Ann
tion Building on Tuesday that led said. Arbor City Hall was built in the
police to arrest 12 students, admin- Former University Planner Fred same style.
istrators might wish that the rumors Mayer, who began working at the Until the Fleming Administra-
that the building was designed tobe University in 1966, said rumors tion Building was completed in
riot-proof were true. about the Fleming Building's 1968, administrators used offices in
Too bad the building is more strength started soon after he the LSA Building.
function than fortress. arrived because of ongoing Viet- At the time, the LSA Build-
For almost 40 years, students nam War protests. ing didn't have air conditioning,
have traded stories about the build- Butthebuilding's designerAlden and its large windows allowed
ing's fortress-like exterior. Dow, began drawing up plans for it too much heat to enter during the
According to myth, the build- in the early 1960s - before student summer and escape during the
ing was designed in the 1960s so activism would have made safety a winter, Truettner said. University
administrators could lock them- concern. administrators wanted a building
selves inside, protected from riot- Dow was offended by myths that was more energy efficient,
ing students outside. The story is about the security of the building, she said.
often retold to prospective students Truettner said. He designed the The ideal design would have been
on campus tours. building the way he did because he a long, low building with small win-
But it's a myth - Fleming was not hoped to make the building a show- dows, but the lack of space between
FILE PHOTO BY SHU BRA OH RI/Daly built to be riot-proof. case of the "composed order" style, the Michigan Union and the Stu-
Greek life supporters write on the wall oft the eeing Ad-
ministration Building in March 2004. Hundreds of students Although the building was com- she said. dentActivities BuildingmeantDow
protested funding cuts for student services in front of the Flem- pleted in 1968 as protests became Buildings designed using the had to make the building taller.
ing Building that month. increasingly common on campus composed order style are typically JAKE HOLMES

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e machines, DPS reported. PlaybyrRude
spilli 150s MPlayanRude
spilling 150 Man refuses Mechanicals

gaiions of giycol to leave health
WHERE: Biomedical Science sy e b lding
Research Building silding
WHEN: Wednesday at 3:30
pm. WHERE: Briarwood Health t
WHAT: A pipe burst and 150 Associates Building S, 325 Bri-
gallons of glycol spilled into arwood Circle
a machine room, the Depart- , WHEN: Wednesday at 2:25
ment of Public Safety reported. P.m.
Although a maintenance WHAT: A man not affiliated I
worker was present, no one was withthe University was asked
injured and nothing was dam- by health system staff to leave
aged in the spill. the building, DPS reported. He
refused. Police escorted him off1
the premises.
Beggar nabbed .
Projector taken
in the early .
from Union
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHERE: Mason Hall WHEN: Wednesday at about
WHEN: Wednesday at 3 p.m. 3:10 p.m.
WHAT: A man not affiliated WHAT: An Epson Data Pro-
with the University was escort- jector valued at $2,865 was
ed out of Mason Hall after he stolen from the second floor
was found begging passersby of the Union on Sunday, DPS
for money near the vending reported.

WHAT: A production of
"Venus," about a South Afri-
can woman taken to England
and turned into a circus act
WHO: Rude Mechanicals
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Mendelssohn The-
Vignettes on
Arthur Miller
WHAT: Four 10-minute per-
formances about the life and
work of Arthur Miller
WHO: Basement Arts
WHEN: Today at 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: Waigreen Drama
Geology talk

WHEN: Today at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Auditorium B,
Angell Hall
0 A column on page 4A yester-
day's Daily (Lovable losers) said
that Rudy Giuliani has raised
$23.5 million for the 2008
Republican presidential prima-
ry. He has raised $15 million.
" A story on yesterday's front
page (Shutdown could hurt 'U')
incorrectly attributed some
information to University
Chief Financial Officer Tim
Slovtow.in came frosshthe
2006 University financial
* A story on Monday's front
page ('U'makes your nameyour
choice) misidentified School
of Social Work Prof. Michael
Woodford as Michael Woods.
* A story in yesterday's B-Side
(Expression through shadow and
song) listed the time of the
"Sinta Ablaze" concert as 2
p.m. on Sunday. The show is

1A South Dakota woman
praised by former Presi-
dent Bill Clinton in 1999 for
housing and feeding the poor
was convicted Wednesday for
drug trafficking, ABC News
reported. Police estimated
that she has sold $2 million of
cocaine in the last three years.
Miami-Dade County is
allowing five sex offend-
ers to live outdoors under
a bridge because the county's
strict restrictions on where sex
offenders can live has prevent-
ed many of them from finding
affordable apartments, - CNN
Three naval officers work-
ingon a Japanese destroy-
er accidentally transferred
classified data from Japan's
Aegis missile-defense radar sys-
tem while trading pornography
from one computer to another.


WHAT: A speech by Geology at 4 p.m.
Prof. Rob Van der Voo about Please report any error in
the "Snowball Earth" theory the Daily to corrections@
WHO: Society of Biology michigandaily.com.




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