Monday, May 19, 2008
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LSA sophomore Becka Reits
said she thought current students
shouldn't have to pay for the facil-
ities of future students.
"(The funds) should be raised
after that stuff is done," Reits
said. "Why would you pay more to
live somewhere without the (new)
stuff and facilities?"
While a 4.9-percent increase in
residence hall rates is low in com-
parison to other institutions like
the Ohio State University, which
saw an increase of 5.8 percent, or
Penn State University, whose rates
increased by 6.9 percent this year,
the University of Michigan still
charges its students the second
highest room and board rate of all
Big Ten universities. Only North-
western University has a higher
Carole Henry, director of Uni-
versity Housing, said that because
of the higher cost, University Hous-
ing can provide learning communi-
ties and residential programs that
other schools can't.
"We're the only housing in the
nation that has our own security for
housing," she said. "Another thing
is we have multicultural lounges
- we have multicultural hall coun-
cils (and) peer advisors."
LSA senior Kayla Doyle said her
experience with the residence halls
has assured her that she gets her
"Our dorm experience is excep-
tional - I hear about other schools'
dorms and ours sound much better
and worth the money," she said.
But for other students like Reits,
the budget given to hall councils to
spend on resident bonding activi-
ties seems like a waste of money.
"In Markley, we had money left
over. We spent it on random stuff,
hall t-shirts and a Harry Potter
week. I didn't think we needed as
much money as we had left at the
end," Reits said.
University Housing works
weekly with student members of
the Residence Halls Association.
Henry said a group of six students
worked with the University to
lower the rate increase from 5.5 to
Newly elected Residence Halls
Association President Ashley
Londy, a student who served on
the committee two years ago,
addressed the regents before they
voted on the rate increase. She said
the new rate increase had the sup-
port of the elected RHA represen-
- Lindy Stevens and Kelli
Huntsman contributed to this report.
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said. "You're equally as likely to
meet one of the county judges here
as you are a grad student with five
piercings and tattoos all up and
down their body."
That's exactly the case for Evan
Mackinder. The recent LSA grad-
uate said Leopold Bros. is a social
place where he also runs into his
"He shows up here twice a
week," Mackinder said, as he
motioned towards English Prof.
Matt Lassister who was seated a
few tables away. "He's here right
now and he was here last time I
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"There's so much more industry
can do for us and also we can do for
them," he said.
The BEC grew from recom-
mendations made by a committee
formed about two years ago by
Stephen Forrest, the vice presi-
dent for research at the Univer-
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(Blue aims beyond Big Tens) it
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Michigan will host its eighth- i
straight regional tournament. c
As undergraduate students
argued about their scores in a
round of Yahtzee Friday night,
two old men pondered a quiet
game of chess. Those looking for
a typical seedy bar scene need not
There's no list of cheap domes-
tics or moderately priced imports
on the handwritten beer list
that hangs above Leopold's bar.
Instead, the brothers serve up
their own specially crafted brews
on taps that rotate with the sea-
Leopold Bros. is also Ann
Arbor's only distiller of hard-
liquor and just one of two places
in town that runs a full-scale
The news of the bar's closing
sity. Committee members decided
they wanted to create-a hub for
coordinating business relations
at the University, said Ken Nis-
bet, the committee's co-chair and
director of the Office of Technol-
OTT moved from Wolverine
Tower to share space with the
BEC in the Galleria building above
Starbuck's on South University. He
said the OTT, which works to com-
The Wolverines will host their
seventh-straight regional this
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drew most patrons, like Michael
Ravenscroft, there on Friday.
A recent LSA graduate, Raven-
scroftsaid he used to do his home-
work beneath the bar's cathedral
ceilings, but he added that Leop-
old Bros. is also a place where he's
made friends with bartenders and
memories with classmates.
"We're losing a bar," Raven-
scroft said as he sipped his beer
and waited for his turn in Trivial
Pursuit. "Ann Arbor is losing a
bar and it's the best bar."
For those still hoping to get a
taste of Leopold's beer and a feel
for the bar's vibrant atmosphere,
it will stay open until this Sat-
urday, May 24. A live band will
play to help celebrate the Leopold
brothers' mark on Ann Arbor.
mercialize University researchers'
inventions, interacts with about
100 companies and helps create
eight to 10 new ones each year. He
expects many of those to become
clients of the BEC, and to in turn
provide new clients for the OTT.
"We're calling it University of
Michigan at Galleria," Nisbet said.
"We want it to be a hub for com-
panies looking to engage with the
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