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2A -Wedesdy, ebrury 4, 010The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom

MONDAY:
In Other Ivory Towers

TUESDAY:
Professor Profiles

THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
Campus Clubs Photos of the Week
GROOVIN' IN SOUTH QUAD

Alarming pranks

On Monday nighn students in
Wean Quadrangle Residence Hall
were forced to evacuate after
hearing the familiar sound of the
fire alarm.
Though a sprinkler head being
set off was the cause of Monday
night's alarm, Weat Quad resi-
dents have been forced to evacu-
ate three times since Feb. I due to
false fire alarms.
Despite the recent spike in false
fire alarms in West Quad, Declan
Login, the associate director of
Housing Security, said the cur-
rent rate of false fire alarms is
considerably lower than in used
to he, adding that it's unusual for
students to pull the fire alarm as a
practical joke.
"It almost never happens any-
more," Lugin said. "Twenty years
ago, it happened all the time. It
was ridiculous."
Lugin said fraternity memhers
CRIME NOTES
MCard swiped t
from building i
WHERE: Stockwell Hall
WHEN: Monday at about noon V
WHAT: A male student V
reported that his unattended a
MCard was stolen from the V
laundry room. The theft s
occured last Wednesday. b
University Police reported no n
suspects. h
Laptop stolen P
from library I
WHERE: Shapiro Undergrad
Library I
WHEN: Monday at about 7:45
p.m.V
WHAT: A male student V
reported his unattended laptopp
to be stolen on the third floorV
of the library. It was left unat- t
tended for ten minutes, Uni- c
versity police reported. ThereN
are no suspects.P

were common perpetrators of the
pranks.
"We extrapolated that some of
the (false alarms) were attribut-
able to the fraternities based upon
their location, very close to the
exit by the frat and due to infor-
mation we were hearing from
our student officers at the time,"
Lugin said.
Lugin explained that the false
alarms may have been pranks that
new fraternity members were
required to participate in before
initiation.
"Fraternities would say, 'As
part of your pledging or whatever,
you have to pull a false alarm',"
Lugin said. "The fraternities close
to South Quad did that all the
time."
Lugin said the frequency and
inconsistent timing of the prank
alarms kept University Housing
officials guessing about when the

next false alarm would be.
"You couldn't necessarily catch
them, it might happen tonight, it
might happen next week, you just
don't know," he said.
Lugin added that since the inci-
dents, the University has taken
measures to discourage pranks
that involve pulling fire alarms.
Officials have installed plastic
covers on top of alarms, which
sets off an alarm in the area if it
is taken off. Once the alarm lever
is pulled, the alarm will sound
throughout an entire building.
Login said the sound system
successfully deters pranksters
from messing with alarms.
"We never used to have (the
covers)," Lugin said. "Now, when
you take that off to pull the alarm,
in sounds 95 decibels. tf I'm being
malicious, typically that will scare
me off."
- ALEXA BREED VELD

EMILY CHID/Daily
School of Art & Design freshman Meline Topouzian attends a Zumba
lesson, led by instructor Annie Gituere; in South Quad yesterday.

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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

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Graffiti on wall
in residence hall
WHERE: Bursley Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about 3
WHRAT: A unknown person
spray painted "Don't let them
buy you" on a cement wall
near the north side of Douglas
houst in Bursley Hall. There
are no suspects University
Police reported.

Spectrum event
on identities
WHAT: The Rainbow Net-
work and TBLG Matters are
hosting a seminar about how
to create a welcoming envi-
ronment for students with
different identities.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Today from noon to
1 P.m.
WHERE: School tof Social
Work, Room 3816

Venicles involved Military and the
in (tnllicin

The making of a
museum exhibit
WHAT: American Culture
Prof. Bruce Conforth will lead
a discussion on the processes
involved in putting together
a museum exhibit. Conforth
will discuss his experiences
helping to build the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame and
Museum.
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30 p.m.
WHO: Museums Theme
Year
WHERE: UMMA, Helmut
Stern Auditorium
CORRECTIONS
. An article in yesterday's
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("The auditory as art")
misspelled the name of a
University alum. Her name
is Anya Cobler..
*Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-
tions@michigandaily.com.

According to Yahoot News,
marijuana use is up from
1.9 percent in 2002 to 2.9
percent in 2005 among senior
citizens, with the biggest rise
among 55 to 59 year olds. This
growing trend is due to its peep-
ular use for coping with aches
and pains as well as penople
revisiting an old habit from
years past.
2The University'a land-
scape architect, Ren Rapp
has been worked at the
University for 23yeara.
nFORBMOBE, SEETHE STATEMENT, INSIDE
3According to telegraph.
couk, a study by Cam-
bridge'Universiny on body
image reported that half of the
six-year old participants in the
study wanted no be thinner
and concluded that many kids
are unhappy with their bodies.

WHERE: Lot NC-33
WHEN: Monday at about 5:15
WtHAT: A car of a female vial-
tor hit the vehicle of a parked
zar owned by a male visitor.
No one was injured, University
'olice reported.

state of Asia
WHAT: A conversation
about Central Asia and the
movement from the Red
Army to independence.
WHO: Center for Russian
and Rast Ruropean Studies
WHEN: Today inoon to :20
p.m.
WHERE: School of Soical
Work Building, Room 5636

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