Sports, Page 9
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Developers target students with
proposed luxury apartment
complex set to open in 2010
By KELLY FRASER
Developers are proposing plans for luxury high-
rise student apartment building just steps from cen-
Ann Arbor-based developer Dan Ketelaar and
Bingham Farms-based developer Ron Hughes sub-
mitted plans for University Village - a 26-story high-
rise complex - to the city's Planning Commission
The complex would stand on the southeast corner
of South University and South Forest avenues, across
the street from University Towers.
The several building on the 2-acre parcel, including
the Village Corner grocery store, will be torn down to
make room for the development.
University Village, which would open by the fall of
2010, would feature two towers of student apartments,
a floor of retail space, a courtyard and two parking
decks. The 726,000-sqaure-foot complex would have
about 500 units, ranging from studios to two and four
bedroom suites, and a capacity of about 1,750 residents
The project's cost has not been released.
Together the two towers would from a U-shape
anchored by a landscaped courtyard and circle drive,
according to the plans submitted to the city.
Developers are also considering adding penthouse-
style units, said Tracy Koe Wick, a public relations
representative for The Krickwood Group, a firm hired
by the developers.
University Village would boast many luxury ame-
nities not offered by on-campus housing.
Proposed amenities include a washer and dryer in
every unit, floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen tele-
visions, a fitness center and caf6.
The plans also include parking for about 380 cars
and about 300 bicycles.
Security measures are also touted in the proposal.
Residents will be issued key cards to gain access to
the building and the developers are also considering
adding a thumbprint-identification system, Koe Wick
Many students, like LSA sophomore Ike Odum,
said the complex's amenities sounded appealing, but
"What's the price?" Odum said. "It sounds nice, but
it comes down to the price."
LSA sophomore Allison Hughes said she thought
the complex's parking accommodations "would be
great, because it's impossible to find a parking space
in Ann Arbor."
Resident advisors will live on each floor of the com-
While some students said they thought RAs would
be out of place in a privately-owned building, others
See APARTMENTS, Page 7
Friday, January 4, 2008
CAMPAIGN 2008 *
Obama, Huckabee win Iowa
Barack Obama (ABOVE) won last night's Iowa Democratic caucuses, garnering 38 percent of the delegates allotted. Young voters overwhelmingly supported Obama at the cau-
cuses, propelling him to victory overJohn Edwards and Hillary Clinton. Mike Huckabee (BELOW), beat Mitt Romney in the Republican caucuses.
Cli*nton for second
Student groups stay
in Mich. for caucuses
Despite heavy spending,
Romney finishes distant
second in GOP race
From staff and wire reports
DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Barack
Obama swept to victory in the Iowa cau-
cuses yesterday night, pushing Hillary
Rodham Clinton to third place andtaking
a major stride in a historic bid to become
the nation's first black president. Mike
Huckabee rode a wave of support from
evangelical Christians to win the open-
ing round among Republicans in the 2008
campaign for the White House.
Obama, 46 and a first-term senator
from Illinois, told a raucous victory rally
his triumph showed that in "bigcities and
small towns, you came together to say,
'We are one nation, we are one people and
our time for change has come."'
Nearly complete returns showed the
first-term lawmaker gaining 37 percent
support from Iowa Democrats. Former
Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina
appeared headed for second place, rel-
egating Clinton, the former first lady, to a
See CAUCUS, Page 7
Hillary only group
to canvass in Iowa
By EMILY BARTON
Following last night's Iowa
caucus, which mark the offi-
cial start of the presidential
primary season, University
of Michigan student groups
are preparing to campaign for
their candidates on campus.
LSA sophomore Kelly Ber-
nero, the chair of Students for
Hillary, has been in Iowa since
Dec. 29. Bernero and other
members of the group spent
much of their time calling
potential voters to encourage
them to caucus for presiden-
tial candidate Sen. Hillary
Clinton. Yesterday they went
door to door for the New York
See GROUPS, Page 7
RESULTS AS OF12:45 A.M.
MSA rep. pleads guilty to felony
aim& n s' _
Vuljaj participated in
By DAVE MEKELBURG
Daily News Editor
Ross School of Business School
junior and Michigan Student
Assembly Rep. Anton Vuljaj pled
guilty at a pretrial hearing yester-
day in to one felony count of using
a computer to commit a crime and
a felony charge of interfering with
an electronic device. The first
charge has a maximum penalty of
four years in prison and a $5,000
fine and the second carries up to
two years in prison and a $1,000
Vuljaj, represented by Student
Legal Services attorney Doug
Lewis, said during the hearing
that he used a computer pro-
gram "to disrupt a website" from
his dorm room on March 20 and
21 of 2006. Those dates overlap
with that 'spring's MSA elec-
The website belonged to the
Michigan Progressive Party, a
party challenging the then-domi-
nant Students 4 Michigan, of
which Vuljaj was a member.
Party websites provide a link
for potential voters to the voting
website, and election periods gen-
erate the highest site traffic for
The MPP site was attacked
during the election by a program
that downloaded a single file over
200,000 times without ever actu-
ally visiting the site.
S4M went on to win most of
the seats in elections, includ-
ing the highly contested presi-
In written statement, Vuljaj
apologized early this morning to
campus for his actions during the
"I understand what I did was
irresponsible, inappropriate and
unacceptable," he wrote. "I com-
promised my own morals in that
election, letting down my fellow
Wolverines and the Michigan tra-
He also laid out plans for his
future on the assembly, saying
he would work toward election
Vuljaj will be sentenced Feb. 14.
See SCANDAL, Page 7
College of Engineering graduate student Jason Moore rides between the Duderstadt Center and Pierpont Commons on a Seg-
way-style scooter he built with classmates for a class. Students were asked to build a working scooter on a $1,500 budget.
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