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The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom

SHUT UP, PLEASE

Living in rooming houses

The anxieties of arriv-
ing on campus for the first
time can he intimidating
for must freshmen, hut
before the a930s, Univer-
sity students had to find a
place to sleep before they
could make new friends.
Modeling German cam-
puses, the first University
president, Henry Tappan,
reasoned that student
housing wasn't necessary
in an effort to save space
for additional classrooms,
so students were forced to
find rooming houses or take
up residence in a fraternity
or sorority on campus.
By the mid-1920s, there
were only 325 women and
no men living in select
University dormitories,
including the Martha
Cook Building, Betsy Bar-

bour House and Couzens
Hall. At the same time,
about 3,000 men and
women lived in Greek
housing. An additional
4,500 men took op resi-
dence in rooming houses,
and another 800 women
lived in approved league
houses.
Soon, then-new Uni-
versity President Clarence
Little and Sociology Prof.
Robert Angell became
concerned aboot the dis-
tracting elements of the
fraternities and rooming
houses.
Little decided to intro-
duce dormitories as a way
to ensure that intellectual
andscial needsawere being
properly met, with profea-
ants "living in" to look after
student activities.

But the plan for resi-
dence halls had a few set-
backs. Landlords lashed.
out, fearing a catastroph-
ic loss of tenants, and
Little had to tread lightly,
knowing that powerful
alumni were loyal Greek
community members.
Eventually, after a
decision by the Board of
Regents and financial
help from alumni, con-
struction of Michigan's
first large dormitory
began. In 1930, the Uni-
versity opened the doors
of the Mosher-Jordan
Residence Hall.
Later, after the Great
Depression ended, a
series of additional resi-
dence halls were con-
structed.
HAVEN BASSETT

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CRIME NOTES
Suspicious Wallet swiped
behavior in the from hospital

CAMPUS EVENTS +& NOTES
Talk on sex and M~ichigan Idol
relationships auditions

garden
WHERE: Matthaei Botanical
Gardens
WHEN: Toesday at about 8:20
WHAT: A staff member called
in a trespassing complaint
after observing "suspicious
behavior' by a male visitor,
University Police reported. The
visitor had already left by the
time officers arrived, but was
contacted by phone and given a

WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday between 2:15
p.m. and 3:25 p.m.
WHAT: A wallet containing
$100 in cash and some credit
cards wan reported stolen from
within the Hospital building,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
Visitor reports

WHAT: A conversation about
relationships, cominunica-
tions, sexoal health and sex
featuring local experts on sex-
ual health and relationships.
WHO: University Health
Service
WHEN: Today and tomorrow
from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Colloquium, Ter-
race, Room 3048, and Atrium,
East Hall
Dance Company
performance
WHAT: The University Dance
Company will perform Arcs In
Time, a modern dance revival
with combined with new cho-
reography. The performance
is $9 with student ID.
WHO: University Dance
Company
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Power Center

WHAT: Tryouts of Michi-
gan Idol will be held tonight.
Pinalists will compete for a
$100 cash prize.
WHO: University Unions Arts
and Programs
WHEN: Tonight at 9 p.m.
WHERE: Underground, The
Michigan League
Panel discussion
on dance
WHAT: A lecture called
"Restaging:. Laura Dean Danc-
es" featuring Prof. Angela
Rane.
WHO: Department of Dance
WHEN: Today at 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Studio A, Dance
building
CORRECTIONS
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in the Daily to corrections@
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1California couple, Chris
Nelson and Merideth Can-
ham-Nelson, completed
their "Year in Beer," the Asso-
diated Press reported. The
couple traveled around the
world and visited 90 breweries
in 15 beer destinations in 2008.
They made stops in Dregon,}
England, Germany, Colorado
and San Diegn.
2This year, some campus
fraternities and sorori-
ties are opting for "party
buses" instead of flights to
springhbreak destinations to cut
down on costs.
>oFOR MORE, SEE SPRING BREAK ISSUE,
PAGE3B
3 Aman from Capac broke
into a gas station and
called 911 on himself, the
Associated Press reported.
The man, who was taken to the
Port Huron Township county
jail, told authorities he wanted
to go to jail to spend time with
his incarcerated brother.

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trespass warning. property stolen,
Books lifted finds at home
from mailroom WEE Lot M-4we1 :3
WHERE: Angell Hall and 5 p.m.
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9 a.m. WHAT: About $35 worth of
WHAT: Boxes of books valued cash and tapes were reported
at $70 that belonged to a student stolen from a vehicle by a visi-
were stolen from the mailroom, tor, University Police reported.
University Police reported. The items were later found in
There are no suspects. the person's home.

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