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Naked Mile runs away

The last day of classes for University
students is typically a day of celebra-
tion. And, several decades ago, students
revealed their joy - through the naked
mile.
Starting in the mid-1980s, students
began the one-mile run at the intersec-
tion of South University Avenue and
Washtenaw Avenue, pass through the
Diag and end at the Fleming Adminis-
tration Building.
Initially, Ann Arbor police turned
the other way, thinking it was a frater-
nity prank, according to a Sept.19, 2006
article on the Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment's website. While indecent expo-
sure is a punishable crime, the police
didn't receive any complaints by people
in the city.
Every year the group of runners
grew from the original 15 students

to hundreds, according to the article.
Every time the runners gathered, a
crowd of students lined the streets. In
1999, the number of spectators reached
close to 10,000.
As the number of participants grew,
so did the diversity of runners. When
the run started, only males partook
in the event, but over the years more
females joined, according to the article.
After a few years of the run, the
police began to give out citations for
indecent exposure and disorderly
conduct - mainly for alcohol-related
reasons - which led to dwindling par-
ticipation.
To combat the indecent exposure
citations and pressure from the Uni-
versity to refrain from participating,
students began to run while wearing
underwear, bras, plastic cups and other

articles to keep themselves "unex-
posed,"the article states.
But police continued to patrol the
run, and in 2002, the run was also mon-
itored by a police helicopter, according
to an April 19, 2002 article in The Mich-
igan Daily.
At the time, the University released
a statement to the campus community
dissuading participation in the run.
"Students were discouraged to run
because the event was unlawful, dan-
gerous and an embarrassment to the
University and participants," the Daily
article states.
After only a few dozen runners par-
ticipated in 2003, due to pressure from
police and the University, the event
failed to return the next year, according
to an April 15, 2003 Daily article.
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A student sits on top ofthe cube otiler
running the Naked Mile on April14,
2003.

CRIME NOTES
Tennis meets
tumbling
WHERE: 2250 State Street
WHEN: Sunday at about
2:30 p.m.
WHAT: A 60-year-old
woman fell during a game
of tennis, University Police
reported. Medical assis-
tance was declined in lieu of
her husband's help.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Driving: You're
doing it wrong
WHERE: 2300 Hayward
St.
WHEN: Sunday at about
3 p.m.
WHAT: An accident
occurred between two
vehicles in the parking
structure, University Police
reported. There were no
injuries to the individuals

Healthy eating Student group
presentation leader meeting

WHAT: A presentation on
healthy eating and diabetes
management and preven-
tion. Topics include meal-
planning and nutrition.
WHO: U-M Comprehensive
Diabetes Center.
WHEN: Today at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Arbor Farms
Market, 2103 West Stadium

ar gets involved.
Film on Penn
curb-stomped Greener grass
State athletes
WHERE: 1520 Fuller Road goes missing
WHNS d~tCn ntb ahlt W AA film bln~ ca

WHAT: A round table
meeting for the leaders of
student organizations that
create opportunities for net-
working on campus.
WHO: Student Activities
and Leadership
WHEN: Tonight at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
room 2105A
Jazz music
performance
WHAT: A performance by
jazz students.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Building,
McIntosh Theatre
CORRECTIONS
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A study in the Washing-
ton Journal of Ornithol-
ogy determined that cats
are the number one predator
of birds in Washington sub-
urbs, The New Yorks Times
reported. The study found
that 47 percent of birds killed
by predators were killed by
cats.
This year, the Ann
Arbor Film Festi-
val will host the first
student-only portion of the
festivities to showcase the
filmmaking talent found at
regional universities.
Suicide rates among
Native Americans are
on the rise Yahoo!
News reported. Data from
the Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention shows
Native Americans ages 10-24
committed suicide twice as
often as white children of
that age.

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:vn m unuay at a ou
11 a.m.
WHAT: A staff member's
car was kicked and beaten,
resulting in dents and other
damage to the vehicle,
University Police reported.
There were footprints
found around the vehicle.

WHERE: 2100 block of
Cram Place
WHEN: Saturday at about
6:30 p.m.
WHAT: A doormat made
of astro-turf was stolen,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.

w nTi: A nm anout sexual
discrimination on the Penn-
sylvania State women's
basketball team and the
ongoing fight against
homophobia. The film cov-
ers the treatment of gay and
lesbian student-athletes.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30
p.m.
WHERE: Michigan
League, Michigan Room

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