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Wednesday, August 5, 1992 - The Michigan Daily Summer Weekly-3

A2 finds new condom store makes sense
by Emily Fries the intention of browsing or buying
Daily Staff Reporter novelty condoms as gifts.
At a new specialty store on South "My favorite is the rubber plant (a
University,pre-teenBoyScoutsbrowse fake plant with condoms instead of
next to middle-aged secretaries for the flowers)," said Ann Arbor resident
latest in prophylactic technology. Angie Meister. "I'd definitely come
CondomSenselabelsitself"acom- here to shop for gifts."
munity awareness store." In addition However, the novelty condoms all
to a wide variety of condoms, the store bear a warning, "Please note: Novelty
features prominent displays of AIDS condoms do not guarantee the preven-
awareness and prevention posters. tion of pregnancy or transmission of
The owners, Scott Severence and disease."
KurtScholler,areMBAstudentsatthe Bob Knudsen, an employee at
University. Condom Sense, said this warning is
Severence and Scholler said they reiterated at the cash register.
hope that by increasing awareness of "The novelties are here to add a
AIDS and other sexually transmitted light touch so people don't have to be
diseases, they will be able to generate stuffy and are willing to come in," said
demand for their product and perhaps store manager Yong Kim.
save some lives in the process. The novelty condoms are already
If the selection of Trojans down at drawing in those who would not other-
the comer drug store is limiting your wise have the nerve to buy condoms.
sex life, worry no more. Kim added that the storeis trying to
Condom Sense carries much more promote the use of condoms in many
than the usual stock of Trojans and ways.
Sheiks. There are more than a hundred "We really want to stress aware-
types of standard condoms available. ness. We want to educate the commu-
Trojans plain, Trojans lubricated, nity.Wealsowanttoencourage people
ribbed - for her pleasure, LifeStyles to use condoms all the time," she said. MOLLY STEVENS/
Gold Coin, etc. "Thatis whywemake our prices com- Summer term students Christina Gaswick and Anne Steffenson investigate Ann Arbor's new novelty
There is also a wide variety of petitive with drug stores and a little store, Condom Sense, on S. University.
novelty condoms like the Peter Meter cheapersothatpeople can afford them."
- the rubber with a ruler and Holy At $4.70, the price for a 12-pack of Increased awareness of the AIDS which sell condoms exclusively have erate interest so far. The ownerss
Condom-"Youjusthavetopraythat Trojan-ENZ non-lubricated condoms epidemic and of safe-sex practices has sprung up in larger cities such as New they expect business to pick up c
it works." is$ 30 to $.50 lower than at localdrug generated an enormous demand for York and Philadelphia. siderably with the retumofstuden
Many shoppers enter the store with stores. condoms. In the last few years stores Condom Sense has enjoyed amod- the Fall.
Duderstadt 'U' athletic contributions to Olympics c

S in

gives grant
for women 's
by Beth Echlin
Daily Staff Reporter
encesAmong Women; AMulticultural
Research and Teaching Agenda for the
Women's Studies Program."
The award, granted through Uni-
versity President James Duderstadt's
Presidential Initiative Fund - a fund
of $150,000 tobe used athis discretion
-willbematchedby theOfficeofthe
Vice-President for Research.
In a memorandum released by the
Women's Studies Program, President
Duderstadt praised the project's
agenda. "The program you have out-
lined is an ambitious undertaking and
will contribute significantly to the in-
tellectual life of the community,"
Duderstadt said.
The grant will pay for one full year
of the project, providing support for
two undergraduate and graduate
women who are studying some aspect
of the "differences among women"
theme. The funds are also expected to
provide course release for four faculty
be looking for additional sources to
support a visiting scholar working on
the theme, and will seek further sup-

aispiay at N. campus' Bentley Library
by Beth Echlin Kinney thoughtuptheexhibit while .Michigan in general and serves as the
Daily Staff Reporter with theAthleticDepartment "I'dbeen official depository for University
When asked to name a University working with the Athletic Department records.
Olympian, mostpeople wouldsayMike for two years and doing a bit of casual The exhibit, which was set up last
Barrowman.ButwhataboutpastOlym- research and I was impressed by the week, will run through Sept. 18. The
pians like six-time gold medalist Ralph number of Michigan Olympians," library is open from 8:30-5 p.m. Mon.-
Roseorthree-timegoldmedalistsprinter Kinney said. Fri. and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on
Archie Hahn, who were alsoUniversity Using Athletic Department records Sat. after Labor Day.
students? and photos, he decided to display the With current University Olympic
These athletes and others are being exhibit this summer because of the medal winners being added as they
honored at arotating exhibit displaying Olympic Games. occur, Barrowman,GustavoBorgesand
more than 90 University athletes in "With the Olympics coming up, the Eric Namesnik could soon be side by
North Campus' Bentley Library. The idea for the display seemed timely," side withsuchfamousUniversityOlym-
exhibit, which features athletes as far Kinney said. pians as Eddie Tolan (a two-time gold
back as 1900, is the brainchild of Gre- The library, located at 1150 Beale medal sprinter in 1932)andMickiKing
gory Kinney, assistant archivist of the Ave., serves two functions. It collects (who won the first gold medal in

port for future themes as well.
Since the funding was awarded so
gradually over the next few years,
includingacourseofthesamename to
'The program you have
outlined is an ambitious
undertaking and will
contribute significantly to the
intellectual life of the
- James Duderstadt,
University president
betaughtby twonew faculty members
-Susan Johnson in History and An-
drea Hunter in Psychology -in Win-
ter 1993. The project will be imple-
mented in 1994-5.'

US ymepicgold rmdlif brid former Michigan swimner Mike' Brrowman poses inrot of the p


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