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In Other Ivory Towers Michigan Myths

Professor Profiles

Campus Clubs

LEFT: The Michigan Marching
Band practices at Elbel Field on
Tuesday. The band practiced
music from the Wizard of Oz.
RIGHT: Rob Steele, the Repub-
lican candidate for the 15th
congressional district, speaks to
supporters during a rallp on the
Diag on Wednesday. (SAM WOL-
LSA students Alex Zheutlin and
'rankle Graziana throm their
couch into a dumpster located at
the intersection of Tappan Street
and East University Avenue. City
officials organized a temporary
unloading station last weekend for
residents to throw away furniture
that does not comply with Ann
Arbor's new porch couch ban.

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Projector swiped Fireworks found Live jazz and Wilderness first
from Vera Baits at hospital silent film night aid workshop

WHERE: Vera Baits House
WHEN: Wednesday at about
11:15 p.m.
WHAT: A white LCD projec-
tor was stolen from a commu-
nity center, University police
reported. There are no

WHERE: East Medical Center
WHEN: Wednesday at about
7 a.m.
WHAT: An M-80 fire cracker
was found in a loading dock,
University police reported.
The fire cracker was turned
over to the police, and there
are no suspects.

Wallet with
$1,800 stolen aConcessions
trad er tef

WHAT: Musicians from
San Francisco and Detroit
will perform to celebrate the
100th birthday of famous
French guitarist Django
Reinhardt. Jazz music will
be played and 1930s silent
films will be shown.
WHO: University
Musical Society
WHEN: Tonight from
8.m. to 11p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Theater
Conference on
African studies
WHAT: Specialists will
discuss African literature
and film production.
WHO: Comparative Lit-
erature Department
WHEN: Today
from 8:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan
Union, Wolverine room

WHAT: Participants
will learn proper first aid
responses to common acci-
dents in the wilderness.
WHO: University of Michi-
gan Outdoor Adventures
WHEN: Tomorrow
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Elbel Building
Film screening
WHAT: A showing of
the Japanese horror film
"Audition," which is about
a widowed TV producer
who puts on auditions
for prospective wives.
WHO: Screen Arts & Culture
WHEN: Tomorrow at 7 p.m
WHERE: Angell Hall,
Auditorium A
* Please report any
error in the Daily to

According to a new report
from the College Board, the
net price of college tuition
and fees is lower now than
it was five years ago, The Wash-
ington Post reported. The esti-
mate accounts for inflation and
public and private aid.
After launching the
ball 67 yards across the
field, freshman forward
Soony Saad scored a goal in
the Michigan men's soccer
match against Bowling Green
Wednesday. The goal was the
longest in the team's history.
Chinese researchers
announced yesterday that
they have constructed the
fastest supercomputer in the
world, CTV News reported.
The computer can perform
2,507 trillion calculations per
seond. The U.S. previously had
the fastest supercomputer.

WHERE: Kresge Business
Administration Library
WHEN: Wednesday at about
9:30 a.m.
WHAT: A wallet with $1,800
was stolen after being left
unattended for one hour, Uni-
versity police reported. There
are no suspects.

WHERE: 1400 State Street
WHEN: Wednesday at 1:45
WHAT: The front door of a
concessions trailer was pried
open and unidentified items
were stolen, University police

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that happened last year on Elm
Street do not happen again," Knapp
This year's Nightmare on Elm
Street party is scheduled to take
place tomorrow night. According
to the Facebook event, more than
3,000 people are planning to attend
as of last night.
This year there will also be
increased police presence in areas
around town that typically have
large parties.
"There is nothing wrong with
being good neighbors and keep-
ing the commotion down," Synder
said. "It's common courtesy and
Many IFC fraternities are regis-
tered to hold parties this weekend,
according to Knapp. Therefore an
increase in safety awareness is
encouraged among all IFC mem-
bers, especially sober monitors who
are responsible for party safety, he
"Because it is Halloween there
is more potential for things to get
out of hand," Knapp said. "It's very
important to make sure everything
is followed correctly to ensure
party safety."
One of IFC's main precautionary
focuses this weekend is helping out
with the safety at Saturday's Elm
Street block party since it affects
both Greek life members and the
From Page 1
Mexican spices.
Jazzy Veggie's food will be rich
in protein, Pullela said, to cater
to health conscious patrons. He
also described one additional item
he's particularly excited about - a
vegan cheese pizza that he calls
"guilt-free" because of its low cho-
lesterol and calorie content.
Ann Arbor resident Steve Brad-
ley, who's a waiter at a different
restaurant, said that while he's
not vegan or vegetarian, he thinks
Jazzy Veggie will be a welcome
addition to the local culinary
"t've worked in town a long
time and there's a lot of people that
would be interested in that because

Ann Arbor community as a whole.
Theta Chi, an IFC fraternity
located on the corner of South Uni-
versity and Washtenaw Avenue
near Elm Street, will be working
directly with AAPD.
LSA junior Michael Vaccarino,
president of Theta Chi, said a squad
car will be patrolling the fraterni-
ty's property every hour each night
this weekend, from 7 p.m. until 2
a.m. This new effort comes after
several incidents last year, includ-
ing broken windows, fights and the
hospitalization of a few Theta Chi
brothers due to various injuries,
Vaccaaino said.
Last year police took a long
time to show up at the scene and
the fraternity members had to call
five or six times before receiving a
response, Vaccarino said.
Once the police arrived, things
were returned to order but the
delay between the initial 9-1-1
call and the arrival of a squad car
is something IFC and Theta Chi
wanted to change this Halloween.
"If we can get the Ann Arbor
policeworkingwithus things won't
get out of hand and we won't be in
as much trouble," he said. "The
house parties are still going to go
on (on Elm Street). it will just be in
a much safer environment."
In addition to the police, Theta
Chi's executive council members
will also be staying around the
premises of the fraternity to ensure
no issues occur, Vaccarino said.
Knapp said the increased police
they really have no place to go, or
very ... few options," Bradley said.
Pullela said he knows what it's
like to have to hunt for vegetarian
food. When he moved to the United
States from India 17 years ago, Pul-
lela said vegetarian options were
hard to come by.
"At that time ... if I go to a typi-
cal fast food (place) I'd have to ask,
'OK, hold the meat, please hold the
meat, please hold this and that,' so
they put (on) a tomato and lettuce
and that's about it," Pullela said.
Though he admits that things
were different then, he said that
even now there are often only one
or two vegetarian options to choose
from on a menu, and these often
lack the creativity he plans to offer
at his restaurant.
Pullela said he first got the idea to
bring more vegetarian food to Ann

patrol isn't designed to increase the
distribution of Minor in Possession
charges, but rather to make sure
everything is under control and to
immediately attend to any prob-
"The main concern when large
amounts of students congregate in
one area is that there is always a
risk for problems not only for the
students there, but for the people
living in the area as well, like exces-
sive noise, trash, destroying of
property and fights," Knapp said.
But Snyder said students who are
underage should still be cautious.
"If you're going to drink and
you're underage, stay out of sight
and don't be a part of the mob,"
Snyder said. "Don't stand around
outside where you can get tapped
by the police."
If someone is "visibly obnoxious"
and isn't standing on private prop-
erty, they should expect to be tick-
eted, Snyder added.
Yesterday afternoon Synder
showed Barnett Jones, the AAPD
chief of police, the "hot spots" of
the neighborhood. He said this
would allow the police depart-
ment to be present in these areas to
take necessary precautions before
incidents get out of control rather
than waiting for calls later in the
The increased police presence is
an opportunity for all the partygo-
ers to "act a little more adult and
still have a hell of a lot of fun," Sny-
der said.
Arbor while he was pursuing his
MBA at the Ross School of Business,
but he got serious aboutcopening the
restaurant in the last five years.
"The formal training in busi-
ness really helped me in putting
together my business plan," Pul-
lela said.
Pullela is currently working
with contractors to change the
restaurant's faqade and interior
and has added tomato red and
lime green walls, which he said
he chose to make the restaurant
"vibrant and not dull."
Puella added thathe doesn't con-
sider other vegetarian restaurants
in the area competition because
he thinks patrons want a variety of
vegetarian foods.
"One day they'll go to Seva, and
maybe the other day they'll say,
'Hey, let's go to Jazzy Veggie for

E-mails were sent to all Greek
life members reminding them to
be safe this weekend, to be aware
of their surroundings and to not be
too out of control since there will be
increased police presence, Knapp
said. Additionally, the Michigan
Student Assembly, the Ann Arbor
Police Department and University
Health Service created information
packets that will be distributed to
all Greek life members reminding
them of the importance of main-
taining a safe atmosphere during
Halloween weekend. The packet
contains safety tips with the Uni-
versity's "stay in the blue" slogan
along with other safety recommen-
Laura Blake Jones, the Universi-
ty's dean of students, and a member
of the AAPD were also handing out
information sheets on Halloween
safety, along with candy and con-
doms, to students living off campus
"We're not trying to stop peo-
ple from going anywhere or hav-
ing a good time, we just want
more safety in large group set-
tings because once people gather
in large groups, group mentalities
set in," Knapp said. "We're trying
to avoid that."
Provided that the collaboration
between the two organizations
goes well this weekend, Knapp said
the IFC plans on working with the
neighborhood association more
often, rather than simply turning to
them when a problem arises.
this kind of food,"' Pullela said.
Jeff Jackson, owner of Seva Res-
taurant, said the more vegan and
vegetarian restaurants in the area,
the better.
"I mean competition is competi-
tion, but the more options you have,
I think the more people come down
and see you," Jackson said.
Rackham studentLeigh Gallagh-
er said she might visit Jazzy Veggie
simply for its interesting name, but
she did voice some concerns about
the food options the restaurant may
"Isn't veganism dated and
unhealthy?" Gallagher said.
Rackham student Michael Gor-
witz said that while he is notvegan,
he would be interested in visiting
an all-vegan restaurant like Jazzy
Veggie on occasion..
"Why not?" Gorwitz said.

Five Big Ten
schools rank
ahead of 'U'
in report card


From Page 1
involvement to drop from a B in
2010 to a C in 2011.
"Nobody from the student
side ever returned the survey,"
Alexander said. "So, what hap-
pens is the survey company then
goes to the websites and other
areas to gather information
because they can't get what they
want from the survey that was
never completed."
Alexander said the survey was
sent to the University last July,
but he doesn't know which stu-
dent group or individual failed
to return the survey.
"What we're trying to do is
try and figure out who they sent
the survey to because they sent
the survey out in July and most
students aren't around in July,"
Alexander said. "So the odds are
that nobody ever got the survey
to respond to."
According to lastyear's report,
the Michigan Student Assembly
Environmental Issues Commis-
sion filled out the 2010 survey.
of all institutions surveyed,
the average grade for student
involvement was a B. However,
44 percent of colleges and uni-
versities earned A's, according
to the report.
Alexander said many of the
efforts the University is imple-
menting to make its buildings
more environmentally friendly
- like green construction and
using campus buildings more
frequently - were not included
in the report card data. The Uni-
versity's grade in that category
remains a B.
The University's grade also
fell in the transportation, stu-
dent involvement and food and
recycling categories.
According to the survay data,

the University's fleet of auto-
mobiles decreased in size by
about 20 vehicles from 2010 to
2011, but the number of envi-
ronmentally-friendly vehicles
- including biodiesel, ethanol,
gas-electric hybrid and electric
vehicles - increased from 594
to 661.
When asked whether there
was a bicycle-sharing program
on campus in last year's survey,
the University mentioned the
East Quad Bike Cooperative, a
program that allows students
to borrow bikes. While the pro-
gram still exists, the University
responded that it doesn't have a
bicycle-sharing program when
asked the same question in the
2011 survey.
Also, when asked in the 2011
survey whether policies are in
place "that support a pedestrian-
friendly or bike-friendly cam-
pus," the University answered
The University's average
grade for the transportation cat-
egory was a B, but 37 percent of
respondents earned an A.
Additionally, 55 percent of
all schools surveyed earned a
B-level grade for overall sustain-
ability, putting the University
on par with other institutions
across the nation.
Compared to other Big Ten
universities, the University of
Michigan tied with the Univer-
sity of Illinois at Urbana-Cham-
paign and Indiana University in
their sustainability grades.
However, the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and the
University of Minnesota earned
top marks in the Big Ten, fol-
lowed by Michigan State Uni-
versity, Ohio State University
and Pennsylvania State Univer-


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