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In Other Ivory Towers

Professor Profiles

Campus Clubs Photos of the Week

What lies beneath Racklam?

Though many campus legends like
stepping on the 'M' in the Diag are
commonly discussed among members
of the incoming freshman class, there
are also those myths that aren't as well
known throughout the student body.
Whether the lore doesn't carry the
same outlandish qualities or seems too
unrealistic, for one reason or another
some myths don't seem to stick. One such
myth is that the Horace H. Rackham
Graduate School was built on a cemetery.
And while the myth hasn't been cir-
culated widely among recent Universi-
ty students, it doesn't make the reality
any less valid: the "myth" is true.
The school, which sits just north of
the Modern Language Building and
University Alumni Association build-
ing on East Washington Street, was
opened in June 1938 after about two
years of construction.
To erect the building, thirty exist-
ing structures - many of them student
houses - had to be demolished.

But demolishing the houses was a
simple task; it was a cemetery on the
grounds that presented a challenging
On the grounds between Huron
Street and East Washington Street was
Michigan's oldest Jewish cemetery.
Established in 1848, the cemetery sat
adjacent to Ann Arbor's public cem-
etery and directly in the path of where
student houses and the Rackham build-
ing were to be built.
To make way for the construction
of structures like the Rackham Gradu-
ate School building and the student
housing that was ultimately replaced
by Rackham, the remains of those
interred at the cemetery were moved
in 1900 to the Forest Hill Cemetery on
Observatory Street.
Now, in its place, sits the headquar-
ters of graduate studies at the Univer-
sity - an Art Deco-style building that
houses administrative offices, two
auditoriums, study spaces, meeting

The Rackham Graduate School was built in1938, 38 years after the remains of those in the for-
mer Jewish cemetery were relocated.
rooms and an art gallery. cemetery. The plaque was placed there
And while the headstones may not be in 1983 by the Jewish Historical Soci-
on the grounds of Rackham anymore, a ety of Michigan and the Beth Israel
commemorative plaque does sit on the Congregation.
grounds to memorialize the former - KYLE SWANSON

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Laptop in dance Pick-up truck
studio swiped hits Subaru, flees

Foreign fashion Fast-a-thon

WHERE: East Quadrangle
WHEN: Sunday at about 11:15
WHAT: An Apple MacBook
laptop was stolen from the
dance studio at East Quad,
University Police reported.
The laptop belonged to a male
student. There are no suspects.
Wallet stolen at
WHERE: Duderstadt Building
WHEN: Monday at about
12:45 a.m.
WHAT: A male student's wal-
let left unattended was stolen
from the Duderstadt Building,
University Police reported.
The floor the wallet was locat-
ed on was unknown. There are
no suspects.

WHERE: 900 Block Wash-
WHEN: Monday at about 7:45
WHAT: A Subaru belong-
ing to a female staff member
was struck by a pick-up truck
belonging to an unknown sub-
ject, University Police report-
ed. No one was in the vehicle
when the damage occurred.
License problems
lead to arrest
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Sunday at about 1:15
WHAT: An unaffiliated
female suspect was arrested on
outstanding warrant for driv-
ing with a suspended license,
University Police reported.

WHAT: A multicultural
fashion show will be held,
featuring outfits by Univer-
sity students from various
ethnic backgrounds. Stu-
dents are invited both to par-
ticipate and watch the show.
WHO: University Unions
Arts & Programs
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: UClub at the
Michigan Union
WHAT: A class on various
meditation techniques,
such as breathing meth-
ods, will be offered. The
class is open to all students,
free of charge, and is
designed to reduce stress
and cultivate awareness.
WHO: Counseling and
Pyschological Services
WHEN: Today at 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Room 3100 at
the Michigan Union ,

WHAT: Students are invited
to fast from sunrise to sunset
in order to raise awareness
for world hunger. In addi-
tion, sponsors will donate $5
per person to Pakistan flood
victims. A meal breaking the
fast will be held this evening.
WHO: Muslim Students'
WHEN: Today at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wedge Room
at West Quadrangle
Stress workshop
WHAT: Students are invited
to discuss sources of stress at
a problem-solving workshop.
WHO: Counseling and
Psychological Services
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Room 3100 at
the Michigan Union
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According to a report by
the U.S. Energy Depart-
ment's watchdog, govern-
ment agents hired to drive
trucks with nuclear materials
last year occasionally became
intoxicated while on the job,
The Wall Street Journal report-
ed. Officials are seeking more
information about the report.
2All of the Department of
Public Safety's 56 officers
have the power to issue
a trespass order. Only DPS
Director Ken Magee can over-
turn a trespass order.
Experts say Black Friday
is not the only day to find
the lowest sale prices,
Yahoo News reported. Retail
chains admit they continue
to offer Black Friday prices
throughout the holiday season.

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Lawmakers want to stop
s yteachers' degree bonuses

r5J s

Tight budgets may
spur cutting some
teachers' pay
SEATTLE (AP) - Every year,
American schools pay more than
$8.6 billion in bonuses to teachers
with master's degrees, even though
the idea that a higher degree makes
a teacher more effective has been
mostly debunked.
Despite more than a decade of
research showing the money has

little impact on student achieve-
ment, state lawmakers and other
officials have been reluctant to
tackle this popular way for teachers
to earn more money.
That could soon change, as
local school districts around the
country grapple with shrinking
budgets. Just this week, U.S. Edu-
cation Secretary Arne Duncan said
the economy has given the nation
an opportunity to make dramatic
improvements in the productivity
of its education system and to do
more of what works and less of what

does't.Duncan told the American
Enterprise Institute on Wednesday
that master's degree bonuses are
an example of spending money on
something that doesn't work.
On Friday, billionaire Bill Gates
took aim at school budgets and the
master's degree bonus.
"My own state of Washington
has an average salary bump of
nearly $11,000for a master's degree
- and more than half of our teach-
ers get it. That's more than $300
million every year that doesn't help
kids," he said.



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Street, has also seen an increase in
business, according to Cosi Gen-
eral Manager Jon Garcia.
"I can tell you that I'm sure ...
at least a small portion of that is
because of the dorm," Garcia said,
adding that he didn't know exactly
how much profits have increased.
According to Jonathan Kirk,
one of the managers of Amer's
Mediterranean Deli on South
State Street, the addition of North
Quad has contributed to the deli
and yogurt bar's uptick in busi-
However, some businesses
haven't been affected by the new

dorm. Matt West, an employee of
the South State Street Espresso
Royale location, said he hasn't seen
an increase in traffic since North
Quad opened.
"There's really no change in
business," he said.
While some South State Street
businesses have experienced a
spike in profits, some restaurant
owners say business has been slow
despite North Quad's opening.
The lack of customers may be
due in part to the construction of
a CVS Pharmacy on South State
Street that will be opening in early
2011. Business owners say the con-
struction deters pedestrians from
the area.
Mr. Greek's Coney Island owner
Louie Anton said his restaurant -

located next to the construction
site - has had fewer customers
since construction began.
Bradley Gibson, an assistant
general manager at Buffalo Wild
Wings, which is located next to
Mr. Greeks, also said fewer stu-
dents have come into the restau-
rant since construction started.
"It's the construction that has
the sidewalk closed so students are
not even wanting to come down
this way...(they are) just avoiding
the construction," Gibson said.
He added that once CVS is built,
however, he expects business to
pick up again.
"Once the construction is all
done, I think then we will...actu-
ally see what our full potential can
be," Gibson said.

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Trzcinski said.
"We also introduced a menu of
drinks that would allow our bar-
tenders to produce drinks that
(are) not available in Ann Arbor...
drinks that included fresh juice
and fresh herbs," he added in an
e-mail interview.
The price range for the drinks
available at Alley Bar is as diverse
as its beverage selection. High-
end options are available and most
of the cocktails cost less than $10.
Trzcinski said the bar "pro-
vides a really, really great cocktail
without the ego that you some-
times get on Main Street. We're

not trying to be pretentious about
it...this is a dive bar."
Though the bar may have a
multitude of drinks available for
purchase, it does not sell food.
The bar does not have any live
entertainment or music either.
This creates a more intimate envi-
ronment for customers, bar man-
ager Robbie Schulz said.
While the bar is owned by the
same company that oversees cam-
pus favorites like BTB and Good
Time Charley's, the dive bar char-
acter of Alley Bar has remained
intact, management said.
According to Trzcinski, the
acquisition of Alley Bar allowed
BTB to expand its market to cater
to more of the Ann Arbor commu-
nity. He also said the combination

of the bar's "townie" appeal with
its broad drink repertoire will
help make Alley Bar a success.
"We're not trying to...compete
with the other bars," Trzcinski
said. "We're really trying to do
something special on our own
here. A lot of people are starting
to realize that."
Renee Schantz, manager of the
Arbor Brewing Company on East
Washington Street, said despite
Alley Bar's recent efforts to
attract a more adult crowd, she's
not worried about the competi-
"I don't see (them) impact-
ing us business-wise," Schantz
said. "They didn't have much of
an impact on us when they were
open before."

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