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IORRIS TOO MANY THE FIGHTER
IORR S T0 M AN Director David 0. Russell's
Darius Morris's shot with 35 seconds left forced overtime latest shows the human
against No.3 Kansas. But the Jayhawks' Morris brothers, side to Boxer "Irish" Micky
Markieff and Marcus, were too much for Michigan. Ward's rise in the ring.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

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UNIVERSITY FACULTY
'U' prof. pleas
guilty totheft
of $9,800 from
U. of Maryland

fCHRIS RYBA/Daily
Freshman guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) drives past Kansas guard Josh Selby at Crisler Arena yesterday. Kansas won the game in overtime 67-60. See SportsMonday, inside.
ST UQDE NT HO US1N&G
New owner renovates 4 leven
Lofts to cater to 'U' students

Art & Design.
professor to be
sentenced in May
By ANTHEA MITCHELL
Daily Staff Reporter
School of Art & Design Prof.
Francis Nunoo-Quarcoo pled
guilty to stealing thousands of
dollars from his former employer.
- the University of Maryland Bal-
timore County.
Nunoo-Quarcoo, the former
director of the Visual Arts Depart-
ment at the University of Maryland'.
Baltimore County (UMBC) pled
guilty to stealing $9,800 from the
school at the Circuit Court for Bal-
timore County, Maryland Attor-
ney General Douglas F. Gansler
announced in a Dec. 21 press
release.
Nunoo-Quarcoo's fabrication of
invoices was exposed following an
inquiry made into Main Street Ori-
ental Rugs ini"ltlicott City, Md. The
invoices stated that repairs were
made on UMBC's silk screening
equipment, when in reality Nunoo-
Quarcoo bought oriental rugs to
furnish his home in Catonsville,
Md.
As the director of Visual Arts at
UMBC, Nunoo-Quarcoo had the

authority to approve these transac-
tions himself.
"The case was prosecuted bythe
Attorney General's Criminal Divi-
sion following a joint investigation
with the Maryland State Police and
the UMBC Police Force," the press
release states.
Nunoo-Quarcoo currently
teachesArt & Design121at the Uni-
versity, a studio class that focuses
on clay work. According to a Sept.
28, 2009 article in the University
Record Online, he received tenure
effective Sept. 1, 2009.
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgeraldssaid the University
doesn't comment on specific per-
sonnel matters when asked about
Nunoo-Quarcoo's future as a
School of Art & Designprofessor.
"What we find more meaning-
ful is that each set of circumstances
really is unique and each situation
is kind of looked at really care-
fully on a case-by-case basis and
reviewed individually." Fitzgerald
said.
He added that Nunoo-Quarcoo
told him that he declined to com-
ment, saying he had nothing to add
beyond what was already a part of
"the public record."
Nunoo-Quarcoo didn't respond
to multiple direct inquiries from
The Michigan Daily.
See PROFESSOR, Page 6A

Apartment building
renamed Sterling 4
Eleven Lofts
ByADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily StaffReporter
The apartment building for-
merly known as 4 Eleven Lofts
will soon get a new look.
After purchasing 4 Eleven
Lofts on East Washington Street

in December, The Dinerstein
Companies - three separate
companies that build and oper-
ate apartment complexes - has
plans to revamp the complex to
attract more students through
updated facilities and new in-
house retail businesses.
Brian Dinerstein, director of
new business development at
The Dinerstein Companies, said
among minor improvements
such as new carpeting, furni-
ture and cosmetic upgrades in

apartment units, the company
plans to update fitness center
equipment and add new print-
ers and Apple computers to the
building's study center.
In addition to getting an aes-
thetic lift, the building has also
been renamed "Sterling 4 Eleven
Lofts," in accordance with The
Dinerstein Companies's student
housing company, called Ster-
ling University Housing. The
building was previously owned
by Joseph Freed and Associates

of Chicago, Ill.
Lori Chacos, vice president
for Joseph Freed and Associates,
said while the company may
have future opportunities for
development, the firm doesn't
plan to purchase any other prop-
erties for student housing at this
time.
Dinerstein said one of the
company's biggest priorities is
filling the empty retail spaces on
the ground floor of the building.
See 4 ELEVEN LOFTS, Page 3A

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
'U' study finds being dumped
impacts future relationships

Study: Women
attracted to men
who initiate
breakups
By SUZANNE JACOBS
Daily StaffReporter
Singles, take note. A recent
University study shows that a
person's attractiveness to the
opposite sex may depend on how
his or her last relationship ended.
A November article published

inthescientificjournal Evolution-
ary Psychology entitled "Rejec-
tion Hurts: The Effect of Being
Dumped on Subsequent Mating
Efforts" describes a study that
revealed that men and women are
less attracted to potential roman-
tic partners who were dumped
in their previous relationships.
The study also shows that while
women were more attracted to
men who dumped their last girl-
friends, men were less attracted
to women who dumped their last
boyfriends.,
Led by Rackham student
Christine Stanik, the study

examined 198 University stu-
dents -102 females and 96 males.
The study involved reading fake
dating advertisements, with the
students rating how much they
wanted to date, be in a serious
relationship with or have sex
with the people in the ads. The
subjects first rated their potential
partners after reading general
information about the person and
then again after finding out how
the person's last relationship
ended.
In each scenario, the target
had either dumped his or her last
See STUDY, Page 3A

E-parking meters offer more payment
options for drivers, cost savings for city

A new vintage clothing store, The Vintage Twin, opened at 617 East University Ave. on Jan. 7, 2011. The grand opening was on
Jan. 6, 2011 for customers to check out the merchandise before the store officially opened its doors.
Business student opens new
vintage store on-campus

75 e-park units
to save A2 about
$3,700 annually
ByGIACOMO BOLOGNA
For the Daily
About a year and a half after
being installed, e-park meters in
downtown Ann Arbor have been
saving the city thousands of dol-
* lars annually.
In June 2009 25 electronic
WEATHER HI D26
TOMORROW LO 23

meters were installed in Ann
Arbor. Today, the city has 75
meters around the downtown
area, covering 517 parking spots.
The expansion of the meters is
part of a parking meter replace-
ment plan by the Ann Arbor
Downtown Development Author-
ity and mirrors recent parking
measures in other cities.
DDA Deputy Director Joseph
Morehouse said in an interview
in October that each e-park unit,
manufactured by Digital Pay-
ment Technologies, covers six

to 10 spots. The new meters are
also solar-powered, as opposed
tothe older coin-operated meters,
which run on nine-volt batteries.
Though each e-park unit
costs $10,500, Morehouse said
he believes its ability to run on
solar energy will actually be
"cost effective" for the city in the
long run. He estimated that the
75 e-parks will save the Down-
town Development Authority
about 1,034 batteries for park-
ing meters and approximately
See E-PARKING, Page 6A

Store offers to launch a local vintage clothing
store.
affordable and Specializing in remodeled
and original design Elias's shop,
remodeled clothing called The Vintage Twin, is
located on East University Ave-
By K.C. WASSMAN nue and opened for business last
Daily StaffReporter Friday.
- - ~~-- -- Elias entered the clothing
While many students spend business in August 2009, when
their semester focused on home- she started selling clothes at a
work and exams, Business junior trunk show in New York City.
Samantha Elias is applying what Elias said it not only sells
she learns inside the classroom vintage clothes, but also remod-

els some of its merchandise and
adds its own designs with left-
over fabric.
She said she "just wanted to
bring it back to basics," she said.
The store operates differently
from other vintage shops, Elias
said, because of its emphasis on
remodeled clothing.
Some customers like Sander
Bregman, a senior at Ann Arbor
Community High School, said
she liked The Vintage Twin
See VINTAGE STORE, Page 3A

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