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PRETTYITHE IRONMAN
tnt Arts production Chad Langlais took a long road to
*tional methods to get to Ann Arbor. But since he got
nngf attractiveness. here, he hasn't missed a game.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, March 11, 2011

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UNDERGROUND DJ

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
UGLilounge
debuts with
readings of
poetry, prose

ERIN KIRKLAND/Daily
Ann Arbor resident Cassandra Monzon talks with Theodore Grenier, University staff member and disc jockey for student-run radio station 88.3 WCBN, after
his show 'Face the Music" in the basement of the Student Activities Building yesterday.
CAMPUS CRIMEb
Mastur ar chargr
incidents outside Oxford

Renovated Bert's
hosts 14th annual
Cafe Shapiro
By JENNIFER LEE
For the Daily
Among bright green and blue
couches and flat screen televi-
sions in the newly renovated
lobby of the Shapiro Undergrad-
uate Library, about 20 students
gathered for a night of poetry and
short story readings.
The 14th-annual Caf6 Shap-
iro event - part of the MLibrary
Spotlight Series - featured 82
LSA students who were nomi-
nated by their professors from
the English department and
Residential College to share their
literary work.
Though Cafe Shapiro has
been in existence for 14 years,
this was the inaugural event for
the new lobby - called Bert's
Study Lounge - which has been
renovated with sleek flat-screen
monitors, colorful couches, mod-
ern lighting and wood paneling.
After five months of remodeling,

the lounge officially opened on
Monday.
The readings at the event var-
ied in topic and format, from a
poem about spending time in
Nichols Arboretum to a short
story told from the perspective
of an animalistic and wolf-like
character.
LSA freshman Weslie Lech-
ner, nominated by her creative
writing teacher, read an excerpt
from her short story "Seen in a
Caf," which explained the rela-
tionship between a woman and
"that friend you were never able
to say 'let's stop being friends'
to."
The event was also the first
opportunity for many of the stu-
dents to read their work to an
audience. For LSA sophomore
Caitlin Kiesel, this was her first
time reading for an audience out-
side of the classroom.
"I was nervous before, but
then realized that I wanted to do
this for fun," Kiesel said. "I love
writing, and this is what I want
to do. I think the audience was
really accepting and helpful."
The Spotlight Series is a rela-
See LOUNGE, Page 3

30-year-old man
faces possible
felony conviction
By DEVON THORSBY
Daily NewsEditor
Residents of Oxford Hous-
ing can now safely reopen their
blinds since a man wanted for

masturbat-
ing outside
windows g
was arrested
this week.
Christo-
pher Fili-
pek, 30, who FILIPEK
exposed
himself and masturbated out-
side of an Oxford study room
twice in November, was charged

at his arraignment yesterday
with six total counts - at least
one of which includes indecent
exposure. The Ann Arbor Police
Department cited Filipek with
four counts and the Department
of Public Safety cited him with
two counts from the Oxford inci-
dents.
Yesterday afternoon, an
e-mail was issued to University
students, faculty and staff can-

celing the crime alert issued on
Nov. 11, which reported that a
white male with an average build
andpbout5 feet, 8 inches tall was
spotted masturbating in public.
He wore a hooded sweatshirt
that hid his face on both occa-
sions.
Filipek, who isn't a member
of the University community,
was arrested on Wednesday and
See OXFORD, Page 3

GREEK LIFE
Sig Ep considers former A2
church for future residence I

Neighboring
Tri Delt sorority
expresses potential
noise concerns
By RACHEL BRUSSTAR
Daily StaffReporter
A church may soon be trans-
formed into a fraternity house
if Sigma Phi Epsilon frater-

nity selects the Tappan Avenue
location for its permanent resi-
dence.
The Ann Arbor Planning
Commission recently granted
the fraternity approval to move
into the building that is the
former Memorial Christian
Church - located on Tappan
Avenue and near Delta Delta
Delta sorority house. But a
fraternity representative said
there are many aspects to con-
sider, including the building's

structure and community con-
cerns, before a decision is made.
Jerry Mangona, vice presi-
dent of housing for Sigma Phi
Epsilon's Michigan Alpha
Alumni Board, said the Univer-
sity's chapter of the fraternity
has been looking to establish a
permanent residence on cam-
pus for close to a decade. Mang-
ona said he has been personally
working on the project for eight
years.
See SIG EP, Page 3

SPEAKERS ONCAMPUS
Kerry Kennedy urges students
to become human rights activists

cHRIS RYBA/Daily
Construction continues yesterday on Weill Hall at the location where the University plans to build a pedestrian mall.
Plans for Monroe Street
pedestrian mall delayed

Daughter of Robert
Kennedy talks at
lecture series
By CLAIRE HALL
Daily StaffReporter
With one of the nation's
most recognizable surnames
and a long list of humanitarian
efforts, Kerry Kennedy encour-
aged University community
members to get involved in the

fight for human rights yester-
day.
The inaugural speaker of the
Delta Gamma Lectureship in
Values and Ethics at the Uni-
versity, Kennedy, who is the
daughter of former Sen. Rob-
ert F. Kennedy, spoke yester-
day about her work defending
human rights as founder of the
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
Center for Human Rights. Delta
Gamma and the Center for Eth-
ics and Public Life sponsored
the lecture titled "Speak Truth

to Power."
In front of a crowd of about
200 people at the Michigan
League yesterday afternoon,
Kennedy said she became
inspired to fight for human
rights at a young age after hear-
ing friends' experiences with
domestic abuse, AIDS and rape.
Kennedy began her work as
a human rights activist in 1981
when she worked for Amnesty
International by document-
ing U.S. immigration officials'
See KENNEDY, Page 3

'U' working with
city to resolve legal
issues with property
By KAITLIN WILLIAMS
Daily StaffReporter
The University is facing road-
blocks - literal and figurative
- in the ongoing construction
of the Law School's new South
Hall.
Though the University origi-

-nally anticipated submitting
a final plan for the pedestrian
mall to the Ann Arbor Planning
Commission by the end of 2010,
a plan has yet to be submitted
for approval.
With an estimated budget of
$3 million, the mall would con-
nect the Law School and South
Hall while also providing a pub-
lic right-of-way area similar to
the Diag and Ingalls Mall. Con-
struction on South Hall is slated
to be completed in 2012.
Jim Kosteva, the University's

director of community rela-
tions, said University and city
officials are currently negotiat-
ing construction plans for the
pedestrian mall.
"There is no update regarding
University interests in Monroe
Street," Kosteva said. "The city
and the University are still in
extensive discussions regarding
the utilization of each other's
property from time to time."
If the city approves construc-
tion of the mall, regulation of
See MALL, Page 3

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