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2A - Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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Before You Were Here

Wake up and smell the testosterone.

Many people already have a
hard time getting dates, but the
men who live in Baits Houses
and Fletcher Hall have it even
harder. Those dorms have the
highest percentage of males to
females in all of the Universitys
residence halls.
Of the 1007 students who
endure the notorious 20-minute
bus ride from Baits to Central
Campus, 623, or 62 percent, are
male while" 384, or 38 percent,
are female.
Over on Sybil Street, of the
78 students who live in Fletcher
Hall, 47, or 60 percent, are male
and 31, about 40 percent, are
Many students living in the
male-heavy dorms said they
never realized there was a rela-
tively substantial gender divide.

nI've never noticed that
before," said LSA sophomore
Andrea Hudson, a Baits employ-
ee. "I actually thought we were
very diverse in terms of gender
and ethnicity."
The gender disparity between
Baits and Fletcher with the rest.
of the University's dorms can
be credited to the nearly 800
women who live in all-female
Helen Newberry,. Stockwell,
Betsy Barbour, and Hender-
son residence halls, University
Housing spokesman Peter Logan
Logan said he didn't know why
the Baits Facility and Fletcher
have been dealt the brunt of this
discrepancy, especially con-
sidering that most other dorms
contain close to a SO-SO split
between males and females. The

one exception to the trend is East
Quad. Home of the Women in
Science and Engineering learn-
ing community, its residents are
64 percent female compared
with 36 percent males.
The Vera Baits complex,
which includes both Baits I and
II, was erected in 1966 and fin-
ished the following year at the
cost of $7 million. Students liv-
ing in the Baits facility enjoy
one of the best campus views of
Ann Arbor from a place called
Gobler's Enob.
Fletcher Hall, located across Z
the street from the Intramural
Sports Building, was built inr
1933. In years since, the Uni-
versity has remodeled the dor-
mitory by turning a number of ii Young rides a mechanica
doubles into singles. Americas Movement far Is
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Thief raids
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Monday at about
12:30 p.m.
WHAT: A backpack contain-
ing agray windbreaker, an iPod
and $110 in cash was stolen
while unattended, the Depart-
ment of Public Safety reported.
The backpack was later recov-
ered, empty, in a stairwell.
Police have no suspects.
vandalized in
Markley Hall
WHERE: Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Monday at about 1:30
WHAT: Graffiti was found on
the walls of the 1100 corridor
of Mary Markley, OPS report-
ed. Police have no suspects.

Laptop left
behind, lifted
from lab
WHERE: Eandall Laboratory,
500 E. University
WHEN: Monday at about 2
WHAT: A laptop belong-
ing to the University Physics
Department was taken from
an unlocked room some time
between 10 p.m. Friday and 1
p.m. Monday, DPS reported.
WHERE: Shapiro Undergrad-
uate Library
WHEN: Monday at about 2:45
WHAT: Two men were
warned for skateboarding on
University property near the
UGLi, DPS reported. Skate-
boarding on-University prop-
erty is forbidden.

WHAT: The eighth annual
show aimed at informing
people about Latino culture.
It will include skits, music,
dance, spoken word perfor-
mances and other forms of
expression that will help the
audience understand Latino
WHO: Latino Culture Show
WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Mendelssohn The-
WHAT: A performance of
Debussy's Clair de Lune and
Afternoon of a Faun and
Bizet's LArlesienne Suite
No. 2
WHO: Campus Philharmo-
nia Orchestra
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium

polar regions
WHAT: University profes-
sort will discuss how human
activities at the poles have
affected their ecology
WHO: Exhibit Museum of
Natural History
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Conor O'Neill's
Traditional Irish Pub
. An article in yesterday's
edition of the Daily (Enroll-
meat still lowmfor alertrsysrem),
said the Department of Public
Safety tested the new alert
system on March 31. The
system was not fully tested.
While DPS sent a test message
to students and employees
who signed up for text-mes-
sage alerts, it didn't send voice
or e-mail messages.
" Please report any error
in the Daily to correc- -

1Members of the Interna-
tional Olympic Committeg
are considering ending the
Olympic torch's international
relay early, the Los Ange-
les Times reported. Protests
by people criticizing China's
treatment of Tibet and overall
human rights record have dis-
turbed the torch's progress in
every city it has visited.
2Some have said the new
campus restaurant Quick-
ie Burger's controversial
logo looks similar to a graphic
that appeared on the cover of
VUE magazine in 2004.
3 A government forecast
announced yesterday that
gas prices could reach
as high as $4 per gallon this
summer, The Associated Press
reported. It predicts a peak
price of $3.60 per gallon in
iiesiihfuctuating -prices'
throughout the season.





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