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Afer6 year s, the organist plays on
After 60 years of teaching at the
University, School of Music Prof.
Marilyn Mason has a long list of
Mason was the first female
organist to perform at Westminster
Abbey. She performed at the Notre
Dame Cathedral in Paris. She has
traveled to Brazil, Colombia and
Egypt teachingthe organ.
And Mason has worked at the
University longer than any other
employee, according to data pro-
vided by the University's Office of
James Craven, a conservator in
the Bentley Historical Library, is
the second-most veteran Univer-
sity employee. He has worked at the
University for 58 years.
Although Mason, the chair of
the University's organ department,
has worked at the University since
before many of her students' par-
ents were born, she said she has no
intention to retire.
Mason said she has witnessed
many changes to campus and the
city of Ann Arbor since she first
came to the University as an under-
graduate. For example, there are
far more coffee houses along State
Street than there were when she
first came, she said.
Mason said she has loved Ann
Arbor ever since she walked down
State Street during her first night in
She said students have changed
considerably since she first started
teaching in 1947. Mason said many
of her first pupils were World War
II veterans studying at the Univer-
sity under the GI Bill.
It was while teaching at the Uni-
versity in the late 1940s that Mason
met her first husband, a fellow pro-
fessor who had recently returned
from wartime service.
Mason said today's students take
School of Music Prof. Marilyn Mason at her organ on Friday.
Mason has worked at the University since 1947, longer than any
other employee. She said she does not have plans to retire.
late-night dip in
WHERE: Don Canham Nata-
torium, 500 E. Hoover St.
WHEN: Saturday at about 2:45
WHAT: Four University stu-
dents were caught in the swim-
ming pool after hours, DPS
reported. Two of the students
were cited for minor in posses-
sion of alcohol and taken into
custody. The other two were
escorted out of the building and
released. The students were all
at least partially clothed when
found in the pool.
Man flees to
shirk taxi fare
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Saturday at about 1
WHAT: A man who was about
30 years old ran away from a
cab driver to avoid paying his
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
$45 fare, DPS reported, The Book release
man was later found.
Vandal crams and lecture
coins in doors
WHERE: Bursley Residence
WHEN: Saturday at about 11:50
WHAT: An unknown subject
pushed coins into the card
readers of several doors on
the fourth floor of Bursley's
Bartlett House, DPS reported.
from Law Quad
WHERE: Law Quad
WHEN: Thursday at about 8
WHAT: A man not affiliated
with the University was found
playing the piano in a lounge.
He refused to leave the build-
ing, DPS reported. He was
escorted out of the building.
WHAT: A lecture by about
medical technology and
WHO: Public Policy Prof.
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Annenberg Audito-
rium, Weill Hall
WHAT: A concert with piec-
es by University composers
WHO: University Philharmo-
WHEN: Today at 8p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium
Film about the
WHAT: A screening of "Play-
ing for Time," a1980 movie
about musicians in Nazi con-
WHO: Ann Arbor District
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Ann Arbor District
Library, 343 S. Fifth St.
WHAT: "World Voice Day,"
featuring voice performances
WHO: The School of Music,
Theatre and Dance
WHEN: Today at 3 p.m.
WHERE: McIntosh Theatre,
E.V. Moore Building
" A photo on the front page of
Friday's Daily was miscredited
to Peter Schottenfels. It should
have been credited to Marty
* A story in Friday's Daily
page (Off campus, a greater risk
for fire) said the house at 730
Arbor Street burned down in
October 2005. It burned down
in September 2005.
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:heir studies more seriously and
are more goal-oriented than their
>arents and grandparents. She said
>reparing her students for the pro-
fessional world has been one of her
tain goals throughout her 60 years
Mason said she has remained at
:he University for her whole career
because of strong relationships with
:olleagues and students. She prides
herself on providing her students
eith a high-quality education while
>reparingthem for careers, she said.
Mason said several of her stu-
dents have gone on to take teaching
nd administrative roles at colleg-
as including Harvard University,
Emory University and the Univer-
ity of North Carolina.
Mason has also traveled exten-
ively as an organist. She now
>erforms about 25 times per year
around the United States.
T HIREE TINGS5 YOUi
1A man stole $140 in cash
and800 pornographic mov-
ies from a Pontiac, Mich.
adult bookstore on Wednesday,
The Associated Press reported.
The movies were worth about
$22,000, police said.
homeless man is run-
ning for the mayor of.
Naperville, Ill., the
Naperville Sun reported.
The man said he wants to fix
the system he said made him
homeless in the first place.
Research conducted by
professors at the Univer-
sity of Landau in Ger-
many has shown that bees will
not return to their hives if cell
phones are nearby, The Inde-
say this could be an explana-
tion for Colony Collapse Dis-
order, which has mysteriously
killed off thousands of hives in
the United States.
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