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November 23, 2010 (vol. 121, iss. 54) • Page Image 1

… PUS WAT ER ING O L ES BTB, Charley's owners aim to lure townie crowd with new venture A squirrel poses for a photo on the Diag yesterday. According to Prof. Philip Myers, Ann Arbor squirrels get too…

…-mail interview. She added that not all buildings on campus have See RECYCLING, Page 3 Ann Arbor's pets: Why campus is nuts for squirrels DINING NEAR CAMPUS North Quad has had mixed impact, State St eateries say…

… Expert: Squirrels' strange behavior due to too much human interaction By VERONICA MENALDI Daily StaffReporter Though most students were probably reaching for umbrellas and raincoats during yesterday…

…'s torrential downpour, according to Ecology and Evolutionary Biol- ogy Prof. Philip Myers, they should have been looking at the squirrels. "Next time you're out in a rain storm, watch the squirrels," said Myers…

… in Ann Arbor has become a source of fascination for both stu- dents and visitors to the city. And according to Myers and squirrel enthusiasts at the University, their chubby looks and friendly demean…

…- or are largely due to the increased human interaction they experi- ence around campus. The city's squirrels have grown accustomed to the rich source of food humans provide them, which to an extent…

… increases their chanc- es of winter survival, Myers said. He added that humans' behav- ior toward the squirrels affects WEATHER HI: 41 TOMORROW LO: 36 Student influx still not enough to offset CVS…

… much food from all their human interaction. their reproductive patterns as well. Squirrels have two breeding periods; one in the fall and one in the spring. When resources are scarce, they will only…

… breed dur- ing one period. But given their abundant source of food, Myers said Ann Arbor squirrels probably breed during both periods. However, Myers said the townie squirrels consequently act a little…

… differently than common squirrels due to their constant feeding and interaction with humans. "It makes them actin a less nat- ural way," Myers said. "However, it doesn't have any detrimental effects on their…

September 27, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 16) • Page Image 1

… opinions on campus Speakers protected by First Amendment on 'U' property By PAIGE PEARCY Daily StaffReporter The Diag is often filled with sounds of students hustling to class, squirrels running about…

…, crunching leaves and some- times, the voices of people shar- ing their beliefs. one of these people is Mike Reed, also known as Brother Mike, who often visits the Diag for his "open air preaching." And while…

Diag come to cam- pus since it provides them the opportunity to speak to stu- dents. Reed said he and others speak on University property because they are worried about students' futures. "I believe…

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