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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, August 8, 1985
Xanadu cooperative
considers relocating
to Hill St. houses
By CHRISTY RIEDEL stead of the mass residential building.
The Inter-Cooperative Council "The people who make up our group
..,yesterday made a $100,000 deposit on are pretty much community people,"
- 0a group of three houses on Hill Street said Siddha group manager Bruce
that may become the new home of the Pachter. "We think a better focus of
lgto~~p~ene our activities would be homes where
largest housing cooperative on cen- our members actually live."
tral campus.
Xanadu co-op's move from its ICC members say moving Xanadu
current home at 1811 Washtenaw Ave. to Hill Street would be advantageous
to the cluster of houses in the 150 because the co-op would be closer to
block of Hill Street will not occur campus and would have a "homier
t without the consent of ICC members, atmosphere."
- - .{-council president Robert Cox said, but "I think (the current Xanadu
he is optimistic about the referen- house) is a nice place," said Tom
dum's chances for approval. Ferguson, a co-steward for the co-op,
Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY "WE CALLED ICC members to see "but I like the other houses better."
If the Inter-Cooperative Council members pass Monday's referendum, the council will purchase these houses what they thought, and we got a very Cox called the probable move to Hill
for the Xanadu co-op. The co-op, which currently occupies a house on Washtenaw, would take possession of the positive reaction," Cox said. He ex- Street 'an attempt to upgrade
property next May. timated that 200 of the approximately housing."
500 ICC members are in Ann Arbor "We think the property on Hill
this summer and will be able to vote Street is more advantageous for our
Pilot workshops indicate good start onthereferendum. purposes than the property on
Earlier this week, the Inter- Washtenaw," he said. Cox added that
(Contsinedromage ) i i _ ___ _Cooperative Council Board of Direc- the co-op, which consists of about 50
pressure-threats-coercion continuum 'You're not just telling eople to not walk tors unanimously approved the members, would split into two groups
in date rapes. proposal to move the Xanadu co-op. to occupy two of the three buildings,
In addition to training student alone at night, you're telling people to ap- ICC is an umbrella organization for because "our co-ops function better 4
facilitators, scheduling the ~ ter 1 ~ ifrnl. several campus co-ops and its mem- when they're in smaller groups."
orkshop', evaluating the program, proach their relationshipsdifferently. bership consists of all those living in The thirdbuilding on the property, a
and coordinating it all still have to be -Kata Issari the co-ops. Presidents from each of remodeled carriage house, could be
lone, Parnes said. the co-ope compese the board of dirc used assa meeting place for the ICC or
"We have the basis of a workable workshop facilitator tors.irec-Xanadu, council members said.
program and it will benefit from some The total cost of the property is ap-
fine-tuning," said another facilitator. rape and a discussion of the elements "Stand up for your rights without IN ADDITION to the approval from proximately $600,000, and ICC will
THE STUDENTS presenting the of date and acquaintance rape. The disregarding someone else's rights," ICC members, the move is contingent pay the balance by selling the Xanadu
workshops should be trained in early elements of date and acquaintance Issari told one class. "We're not poin- on the current owners of the houses on house on Washtenaw Avenue if the
fall, and the workshops will start in rape were listed as: ting the finger and saying all men are Hill Street, the Siddha meditation proposal passes, Cox said.
mid-fall, Parnes said. Whether this " someone youknow; evil. Some men are, but some women, group, co-signing the purchase If the referendum is passed,
program will merge with the Univer- " social situations; are too." agreement, which will move its ac- Xanadu will not take possession of the
sity's recently approved rape preven- " vulnerability; tivities to groups members' homes in- buildings until next May.
tion center is unknown, but it is a e inadequate communication of in- THE WORKSHOPS also included__
possibility. tent; and videotapes of the typical date rape
"Right now it's sort of a collective e coercion scene, with a discussion following. (
enterprise, but it will fit well with the According to workshop material, "She was totally leading him on," A rtan gers neighbors
goals of that program," Parnes said. there are factors which influence each one man in the class said in reaction
It will be up to the center's coor- element. For example, word games to the first tape. A female in the class
dinator to decide if the programs will like "she said no, but she meant yes" said, "She was too passive." NEWINGTON, Con. (UPI) - The form with the conventional homes of
merge, he said, often contribute to miscom- In two of the three pilot workshops, occupants of a rainbow hued house the area.
The program is designed so student munication. Also, drugs and alcohol the groups split into male and female painted raspberry, pink, violet and BUT DAX Tine and Ruby Lou,
facilitators will present the infor- can make men and women more groups and discussed the videotaped turquoise said yesterday they will not owners of the home, said they con-
mation directly to students. vulnerable to date rape. situations. The workshops in the fall change the color or remove the beige aider it a "work of art."
Issari said she thinks students are The facilitators pointed out how will all be run with a male-female toilet and polka-dot bathtub from the "The kids love it and it's perfectly
more receptive to other students stereotypes also contribute to date team of leaders.lhrs
about the issue of date rape. "You're rape becaue men are taught to be At the end of the workshops, studen- bors.g 38-year-old waiter, who said the colors
not just telling people to not walk aggressive and dominant while ts fill out evaluations of the presen- I think it's disgusting and it makes were selected in the spirit of Wat
alone at night, you're telling people to women are taught to be submissive tations. Although the organizers still the neighborhood look like a big Disney, "one of the greatest men who
approach their relationships differen- and compliant. have to compile the results of the laughing box," said Robert Trapp, ever lived."
tly," she said. In relationships, the goal should be evaluations, the feedback seems to be among the residents who signed a Lou, 35, a free-lance artist who also
"THE WORKSHOPS begin with a assertiveness, the facilitators said. fairly positive, Parnes said. etition asking towmake th houe ore des windoewxtdisplays, aid she and
questionnaire on the myths of rape teocpnst aetehuecn ieptetniepann n
which leads to a legal definition of thought into creating just the right ef-
fect. "We didn't do it for the neigh-
bors," she said.
The couple began work on the house
p.m., MLB 3. last year and completed the outside a
Highlight Scottish Country Dancers Beginners, 7 few weeks ago. "Wewanted someting
Performances p.m. intermediates, 5 p.m., Forest Hills Coi- our three children would like," Tine
Walk over to the Pendleton Room in the Union munity Center, 2351 ShadowwoodDr. said, pointing out the yellow walk
for some mid-day music as the Union Cultural Ann Arbor Recreation Department - Mid-day 5 p.m League Cafeteriat ' leading to the hosue, a 4-foot-tall pink
Program sponsors English music for viola at Mid-town Music Series, 12:15 p.m., Liberty Park HisHouse Christian Fellowship - Bible Study and lavender bird feeder, toilet,
12:15 p.m. Plaza. 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann w b bathtub and sign marked "Oz" on the
front lawn.
Films Meetings Miscellaneous"They have made a mockery of this
quiet, conservative neighborhood,"
Cinema Guild -Gumshoe, 7:30 p.m.; Charlie School of Library Sciences - "Application of Telecom Systems Office - System Overview said Raymond C. Lecuivre. The
Bubbles, 9:15 p.m., MLB 4. Optical Storage and Retrieval Systems," SlideShow, 9a.m. Rackham house "is attracting more traffic than
Michigan Theater Foundation - Confiden- Kellogg Auditorium, School of Dentistry. Opthy, French, Physiology, Bio-Engineering this short street can safely handle."
tially Yours, 7:20 p.m.; The Last Metro, 9:30 Ann Arbor Historic District,Commission - "Vision lunch sem - Role of Calmodulin and The town manager, sanitarian and
p.m., Michigan Theater. 3:30 p.m., Kempf House Center for Local Actin in Corneal Epithelial Healing," 12:15p.m. a building code inspector scrutinized
Ann Arbor Film Coop - Kind Hearts and History, 312S. Division St. the property two weeks ago as a result
Coronets, 7:30p.m.; the Lavender Hill Mob, 9:30 University AA - noon, Room 3200, Union. Room 3113, School of Education Building, of the petition.

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