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December 05, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 36) • Page Image 4

… ROBERT SCHWARZHAUPT | The matter of intention D ear faculty, administration, students and squirrels of the University of Michigan, I think about time almost constantly. It's a strange con- cept to me, as…

… middle of the North Campus Diag, backpack strapped on tight, class schedule clasped in hand, and notice that your first discussion of the day - the first day of the rest of your life! - is located in a…

September 25, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 143) • Page Image 5

… Ann Arbor has to offer this fall. No matter what you are interested in - from squirrel-feeding to opera - there are plenty of activities to ring in this season of apples, donuts, cider, football and…

…, visit the WeatherFest this Sunday, Sept. 28, on the Diag from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet weather and climate enthusiasts from organizations such as the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and…

September 11, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 124) • Page Image 5

… students who simply take in the sights and sounds of campus. Instead, we fall victim to popping in our headphones and checking the text messages we missed during lecture. We miss squirrels chasing each other…

… two remaining weeks of summer warmth, here are a few things to do before students are stuck in coats for the rest of the school year. RELAX ON THE DIAG The Diag is one of the most beautiful spots on…

…. Maryland 5 p.m. UM Soccer Stadium Michigan Football vs. Miami (Ohio) 3:30 p.m. The Big House Beethoven Festival with Andr4 Watts 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium Welcome to Michigan: Concert on the Diag 7p.m. The Diag

April 17, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 102) • Page Image 5

… therapy dogs in the Diag on Wednesday, April 16,2014. MGo Study "Feeding campus squirrels is calming and may increase your final grade by 38%. #empiricalsquirrel #MGoStudy" @ARBORSQUIRREL "#MGoStudy I…

… Thursday Night Live and Kol HaKovod concert 7:30 p.m. Hillel Free EDM concert 4-7 p.m. Diag Achievement in the Arts awards show 8 p.m. Mendelssohn Theatre Salto Dance Company performance 4 to 6 p…

March 13, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 81) • Page Image 11

… bronze Block Say hello to a social media spe- the Diag as the innocent cialist's best friend: analytics - s tour guide recited that deep data analysis. perstition just like those "Primarily it shows us…

… phones on their laps and were tapping away. "Sometimes I get too excited and I don't want to wait on the analytics which is so lame but I don't care - like if I see a real- ly cute squirrel I'm like, 'Oh I…

October 23, 2013 (vol. 124, iss. 16) • Page Image 12

… established scientific research on the app, although both Campbell and Lampe predict studies to come in the near future. In the meantime, walking through the Diag, I spot numerous others raising phones to their…

… faces; to the squirrels; to the wet, reddening leaves; caught in a continuous Snapping frenzy. 4 ing authors to a "Teens and Mobile Phones," revealed that two main modes of cell phone usage in teens are…

April 22, 2013 (vol. 123, iss. 108) • Page Image 4

… obligatory #the- michigandiffer- ence. As of late, The Michigan Dif- ference's online HEMA presence has KARUNA- been reduced KARA to sophomoric tales such as "fed a squirrel on the Diag" or "chugged four Natty…

November 21, 2012 (vol. 123, iss. 48) • Page Image 2

…@michigandaily.com Classified Sales classified@michigandaily.com Finance finaice@michigandaily.com Passersby and onlookers watch a red-tailed hawk eat a squirrel on the Diag Tuesday. CRIME NOTES CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES Cave…

November 14, 2012 (vol. 123, iss. 43) • Page Image 4

… another squirrel to feed. This is what happens on Sundays during good weather for members of the Squirrel Club, like myself. For no more than an hour, I take a hand- ful of peanuts into the Diag and for…

… you gave it. Fat squirrels, skinny squirrels, groups of squirrels, loner squirrels who would rather crouch in the bushes near the Chemistry Building than come onto the Diag proper - getting one of them…

… and a squirrel snaps its head around to look right at me, sitting up on its hind legs. ERIC I kneel, arm FERGUSON extended, as it approaches the peanut slowly but determinedly, loping through the chilly…

… November grass. I accidentally jerk my hand a little to the right, and the squirrel scampers back a few steps in exag- gerated alarm but is not deterred from its quest. It comes right up to me and takes the…

… from its mouth to between its front paws. With practiced precision, the squirrel systemati- cally removes the shell to get at the nutty goodness within, while I grab another peanut and go search for…

… while. Plus, you get to make squirrels happy! Apart from being fun, it can be good for your health to have a lei- sure activity, whether it's feeding squirrels, playing basketball, vol- unteering around…

… a bad mood when feeding a squirrel, with passersby looking at you with a combination of curiosity and won- der and a sleek, grey-furred animal with the fluffiest of tails chowing down on something…

… to try it for themselves. While doing it by yourself is fun, spreading the joy of squirreling with other people can be even more entertaining. There are many leisurely campus activities to try out. If…

… feeding the squirrels isn't your thing, that's fine. It'll mean more squirrels for me, and there's no shortage of other leisurely campus activities that one can partake in. But whether you're stressed out…

…, enjoy small animals or are just plain bored, squirrel feeding is an activity sure to brighten your day. -Eric Ferguson can be reached at ericff@umich.edu. I believe that the ability to make choices is a…

April 02, 2012 (vol. 122, iss. 120) • Page Image 2

… computer and keyboard were found damaged, Uni- versity Police reported. It is likely that a squirrel entered through an open window and chewed the equipment. Reading material WHERE: Rachel Upjohn Building…

… areduced subscription rate.On-campus subscriptions for falltermare$3a. Subscriptionsmust be prepaid. 0 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Student Publica- tions Building WHO: Hillel WHEN: Today at 3 p.m. WHERE: The Diag

March 08, 2012 (vol. 122, iss. 104) • Page Image 2

… Police reported. It's believed it was stolen between 5p.m. Monday and 3:30 p.m. Tues- day. The extinugisher has not yet been recovered. Feeling squirrely WHERE: The Diag WHEN: Wednesday at about 5:50 a…

….m. WHAT: A student admitted to the University Hospital- Emergency Room reported she was bit by a squirrel Tuesday, University Police reported. She said the squir- rel attacked her after she tried to feed it…

October 26, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 35) • Page Image 7

…' alum is full of spirited surprises By ARIELLE SPECINER Daily Arts Writer Ann Arbor is typically a peace- ful town. At the University, stu- dents converse in the Diag, friends catch up for a meal on State…

… Street and squirrels nibble quietly on some thrown-out snacks. But to author, '73 alum and U.S. Admin- istrative Law Judge Debra Gold- stein, Ann Arbor is the location of a murder. Goldstein hosted a book…

October 05, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 22) • Page Image 10

… like that? Yeah. So, it's warmtoday. Shocker. How do you feel about sunbathing in the Diag? Is it appropriate to sun- bathe in this weather? Know what? I wouldn't put it past some students here. I wouldn…

… worry about the squirrels attacking you? I'm a little afraid of the squirrels here. They're a bit too up-close-and-per- sonal for me. What do you think about hunt- ing? Hunting. I think it's gross. I don…

September 28, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 17) • Page Image 11

… town, our namesake is rooted in trees. There are plenty of locations on the greener side of campus: the Diag, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, all of North Campus. But none of these are more popular than…

… among state legislators that No. 323: No. 324: No. 325: would determine if seatbelts wouldbe a necessity in cars ("Drivers may be forced It is acceptable to Feeding the Diag Rain is a perfectly to buckle…

… up," 2/17/1985). Despite significant evidence from studies conducted by the National Safety Council and the National Highways Traffic Safety Administra- claim warranty on squirrels doesn't good excuse…

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…

September 15, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 8) • Page Image 4

… universe is a kind of garden, where the grass is always manicured to perfection and the only moral dilemma is whether or not one should feed the squirrels. Yet even here in the city, amid the $12 sandwiches…

… restaurant a few steps from the Diag and the small army of custodial staff wiping down classrooms where they've never sat. Ann Arbor natives haven't all been equally privileged either, despite the stereotype…

September 06, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 152) • Page Image 52

… photo on the Diag. According to Prof. Philip Myers, Ann Arbor squirrels get too much food from all their human interaction. Expert: Squirrels' odd behavior result of human interaction By VERONICA MENALDI…

… the squirrels. "I only like the ones in the Diag and the Law Quad though because they are receptive to human advances," Begun said. He also said he feels bad for the "scrawnier ones" in Ann Arbor. LSA…

…6 2F - Tuesday, September 6, 2011 NEW STUDENT EDITION The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Ann Arbor's pets: Why campus is nuts for squirrels Film tax cut helps A2 business con bu Oct a law…

… they meet certain qualifications and hire enough Michigan resi- dents to work for their films. "You need to have that kind of incentive to come shoot in Michi- gan," said Farah. A squirrel poses for a…

…. Philip Myers, they should have been looking atcthe squirrels. "Next time you're out in a rain storm, watch the squirrels," said Myers, whose research focus is in small mammals. "Watch how they use their…

… around campus. The city's squirrels have grown accustomed to the rich source of food humans provide them, which to an extent increases their chances of winter survival, Myers said. He added that humans…

…' behav- ior toward the squirrels affects 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 Arborsquirrels probably breed during both periods. However, Myers said the townie squirrels consequently act a little differently…

… than com- mon squirrels due to their con- stant feeding and interaction with humans. "It makes them act in aless nat- ural way," Myers said. "However, it doesn't have any detrimental effects on their…

… well-being." He said squirrels have also been known to make their disap- proval of certain human activities clear. "They've learned to expect people to feed them," he said. "They'll let you know that…

April 06, 2011 (vol. 121, iss. 125) • Page Image 7

… isolated, so you'd have both the trees and the squirrels and the muskrats and all that, but some- times a little bit of a party atmo- sphere." Elizabeth Zollweg, project manager of the North Cam- pus…

… properly diag- nose, treat and prevent traumatic brain injuries, he said. "It is very important to recog- nize that sports are not the only way a concussion is suffered," Sleet said. "It is also important to…

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…

November 23, 2010 (vol. 121, iss. 54) • Page Image 3

… bin." Last Monday, Waste Manage- ment Services planned America SQUIRRELS From Page 1 ral conditions, it's reasonable for people to feed them. He said squir- rels, more than any kind of wild mammal, seem…

… more comfortable around humans. However, Myers said, there are some downsides to the constant attention given to the squirrels. "From our perspective, squir- rels can be pests sometimes and we encourage…

… part of campus culture partly due to the University's Squirrel Club that was founded a few years ago. Club founder and University alum Jason Colman said the group started as a late night dorm con…

…- versation and grew into a group full of squirrel enthusiasts. "First of all, it's fun." Col- man said. "Secondly, a lot of peo- ple enjoy feeding the squirrels because they miss their pets at home. The…

squirrels are the cam- pus pets and they are cute and fuzzy. It's also a stress reliever." He said the best way to feed and Recycles Day to educate members of the University community on the new system…

October 06, 2010 (vol. 121, iss. 22) • Page Image 10

… always put a smile on people's faces. I don't know if any- body is not loved. Well, Hitler. Moving on, it's thought that if an obnoxiously large - Wait, what? There are flames out there! (Motions to Diag

… a scale of one to ten? Five. Five? Pretty arbitrary. Mov- ing on, what campus group do you think we could do away with? What about the Squirrel Club? Oh yeah, we can do without that. They don't do…

… anything of value, do they? They're like the mosquito of campus groups. They don't need to be feeding squirrels. There's Glee Club, too. No, I like glee club. "Glee" is on tonight. I don't watch TV. You…

September 23, 2009 (vol. 120, iss. 12) • Page Image 1

… about 640 people in the larger dining area and an addi- tional 70 people can find seating in the dining area upstairs around the Victors plaza - so room for See DINING CENTER, Page 3A LGHTS OUT Squirrel

… yesterday evening was brought on by an unlikely culprit. Most University buildings on the Central and Medical Campuses were left in the dark just after 6 p.m. yesterday when a squirrel shorted a transformer…

… individu- als to remain on NOTEBOOK their parents' health care plans until the age 26. If the resolution passes, MSA willeducate the studentbody about the legislation during an MSA Diag Day and will provide…

September 09, 2009 (vol. 120, iss. 2) • Page Image 40

…'ve fed the squirrels on the Diag, I'm not getting home until five, six o'clock, and then, jeez, here's the part that really sweats my gears, I've got way more than one hour of work to do. Try four hours…

… much of the Diag, but also with the original Museum of Modern Art. Initially, I was disgusted by the costly muse- um addition. On top of the issues I had with the incongruity of the building, it…

… transformed a grassy, shaded area of the Diag into an enormous concrete walkway. "Why don't we just lay con- crete over the entire Diag?" I thought. Out with natural settings, in with modern design. Those 80…

September 08, 2009 (vol. 120, iss. 1) • Page Image 26

… matter how abstract or unique your interest is, at the University those hobbies have been turned into clubs and groups that easily can be joined. For instance, if you find squirrels, especially the fuzzy…

… bunch of shirtless guys show off their subpar volleyball skills in the front "yard." "I swear, every time I see a Fiji in his little Fiji hat, there's a 50 percent chance he's on the Diag, collecting…

September 08, 2009 (vol. 120, iss. 1) • Page Image 53

… playing Frisbee in the Diag. You want to join them and soak in the warm sun, but you have a huge exam to study for. The idea of locking yourself in the UGLI all afternoon seems worse than failing your first…

… early fall, looking to break away from Ann Arbor's busy urban life, and it'sthe perfect place to experience Michi- gan's four seasons. In the spring, wildlife such as squirrels and rabbitsromp through…

diag central campus At the center of campus, and in many ways at the center of the Michi- gan experience, the Diag will take countless forms during your time here. The long, grassy expanse with criss…

…- crossing sidewalks is surrounded by campus buildings, punctuated on one end by the Hatcher Graduate Library and at the otherby the Rackham Grad- uate School. The cemented paths originated while the Diag was…

… still a pasture (outhouses and all) that students and faculty would use as a shortcut to go between class buildings. When the weather is temperate, the Diag is consistently populated with members of the…

… University community. You'll see people studying in the grass, throwing a Frisbee around, playing music and openly sharing opinions. The brass block "M" in the center of the patio section of the Diag is full…

…. There is always something happen- ing on the Diag: things spontaneous and small, like a few musicians strum- ming acoustic guitars, as well as social gatherings like "Hash Bash," acelebra- tion of…

… marijuana and Ann Arbor's lax pot laws held on the first Saturday of every April. Chances are you'll have a reason to walk through the diag at least once a day. Don't pass it up, especially when the weather…

… sizes for both men and women and are ideal for the next Hash Bash demonstration on the Diag. The warehouse also carries a wide array of cold-weather accessories for those brisk Mich- igan winters. The…

April 21, 2009 (vol. 119, iss. 134) • Page Image 14

…. Run for president of the Squirrel Club. 8. Print lots of little colored pieces of paper with nothing on them and pass them out on the Diag. See if anyone notices the difference. 9. Abolish something. 10…

…. He is short but quick. 3. Grow a beard. 4. Start to read the news and hold opinions. 5. Join the Squirrel Club. It's always a good idea to have your first few goals be relatively frivolous and…

April 15, 2009 (vol. 119, iss. 130) • Page Image 4

… for president of the Squirrel Club. 8. Print lots of little colored pieces of paper with nothing on them and pass them out on the Diag. See if any- one notices the difference. 9. Abolish something. 10…

… short but quick. 3. Grow beard. 4. Start to read the news and hold opinions. S. Join the Squirrel Club. It's always a good idea to have your first few goals be relatively frivolous and/or unambitious…

… and smell it with- out looking silly. 15. Run for the president of my kids' school board, then dismantle it because school boards are plain annoying. There's always the Squirrel Club. You could be…

February 10, 2009 (vol. 119, iss. 91) • Page Image 4

… approve it? All ebration every Feb. 2, perhaps on the right, let's move on. Diag. Mary Sue Coleman would bring IV. Approval of Previous Minutes. the groundhog out of a cage and see RECORDER: Last week…

… expressed thus far. As many of you know, the groundhog is related to the squirrel in terms of evolutionary history. Now, as a proud member of the Squirrel Club, I think it would be an excellent idea if we…

… showcased - PRESIDENT: You're a member of the Squirrel Club? The assembly that , won't recognize Groundhog Day. VICE PRESIDENT: Um, yeah. Anyway, I think - PRESIDENT: I motion the Vice President resigns. VICE…

October 14, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 31) • Page Image 2

… pushing something on the street. And then I looked down and saw an old fat squirrel stuck in the middle of the street, barely able to move. Soon after I heard myself joining in chorus with the bouncers…

…, encour- aging the squirrel to keep moving. To this my family just rolled their eyes and went back to debating whether the Mexican or Peruvian hot chocolate was better. SALIMAH MOHAMED COOKIES FOR CHARITY…

… KRISTAOBOYD/Daily A group of sororities encouraged students on the Diag yesterday to decorate breast-shaped cookies for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer fund. 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109…

October 07, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 26) • Page Image 2

… in a way that could never be replicated. Walking toward the Diag, I saw a squirrel fall out of a tree. Seriously, it just fell. Two sto- ries. The first passerbyto respond was a student pushing…

… speakers toward the steps of the grad library. "Eep!" she squeaked, turning away from the squirrel body in horror. "I don't think I can walk past it." Then everyone in that little cor- ner of the Diag - men…

…, trying to figure out exactly whenthis weekend with his daughter wentwrong. LINDYSTEVENS Squirrel bonding Last week I had one of those bizarre shared experiences that momentarily connects you to strangers…

… in business suits, co-opers on bikes - joined together in an unbelieving chorus. "Oh crap, that squirrel!" For seconds, we all stood mes- merized by the furry, unmoving form, not knowing what to do or…

… who to call. Then, miraculously, the squirrel twitched, jumped up on its legs and scurried back up the tree like noth- ing happened. We rejoiced, "Oh crap, that squirrel!" Perhaps I'm reaching a little…

April 02, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 126) • Page Image 1

… the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha late last night. The probate serves to celebrate and announce to campus new members of the fraternity. At last night's event on the Diag, the pair's performance included…

… uncertain While Harvard, Princeton groups gain speed, 'U goes without ByJILLIAN BERMAN Daily StaffReporter The University has student groups for everyone from squirrel enthusiasts to jet engine connois…

…- seurs, but there's one population of students you won't find hand- ing out quarter sheets on the Diag - those who choose to remain celibate until marriage. While pro-abstinence groups at some of the…

March 19, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 116) • Page Image 10

… MCard-swiping squirrel could do, LSA junior Richard Caneba decided to take a more active work-study job. Have you just recently realized we're in the midst of a China theme semester after reading a banner…

… University events, and to avoid hitting pedestrians on sidewalks in the process. "We'll be driving around in the middle of the Diag going through the sidewalks essentially trying to dodge pedestrians without…

… degrees outside, and you'll see us out in the Diag pulling things down and postingthings up." Aside from dealing with odd hours and Michigan's perilous winter climate, Cane- ba often puts his life on the…

November 29, 2007 (vol. 118, iss. 59) • Page Image 4

… - and I'm not sure he ever got a ques- tion wrong. I also saw Tim on the Diag in the freez- ing cold for about a week in April, hand- ing out quarter sheets and asking people to vote for him in the MSA…

…, "Those who stay will be champions." I cannot help but think of Tim standing out onthe Diag, embodying those immortal words - a Michigan man, through and through. Jeremy Borowitz Prblic Policyjunior MSA…

… progressive? Furthermore, does a differ- ence in animals (Snow White's squirrels, bluebirds and bunnies vs. Giselle's "rats, flies, cockroaches and pigeons") matter when the activity is the same? Giselle is…

September 11, 2007 (vol. 118, iss. 6) • Page Image 2

… EFFORT It was a aunny day and S was walking through the Diag eating an organic granola bar. S saw a squir- rel burrowing a few feet away from me and made some clicking noises at it. S lowered my hand to…

… bar in my outstretched hand, the nugget of food perched about a centimeter away from the tip of my finger so the squirrel could see what IShad to offer. Surprisingly, it stood upright and took a few…

… steps my way, sniff- ing for a potential snack. Atthis point, I usuallyget scared and back away - or the squirrel does, but it showed no hesitation. As it neared, I noticed it had kind of a crazed look in…

… its eyes. I Ishould have just set the food down, but S really wanted to see if it would follow through. The squirrel walked right up to my hand, but instead of sitting and taking the food off my…

… finger with its paws, asSI thought it would do for some reason, it opened its mouth and cbomped down on my finger. And it had really sharp teeth. S stood up, but the squirrel con- tinued to pursue me. S…

… wasn't bleeding, soSI figured S was OK. I don't hold it against the squir- rel; it wasn't being vicious or any- thing. But next time S see a hungry squirrel, 511l keep my distance. ARIKIA MILLIKAN Panic…

September 04, 2007 (vol. 118, iss. 1) • Page Image 2

… determined mega squirrel inthe Diag. Plenty of theories abound, but no one knows exactly why our squirrels are CRIME NOTES so fat, aggressive and eerily human- like. Still, it being Ann Arbor and all, I like…

… frightened, and one of them, startled, tripped and stubbed his toe on the sidewalk. "Dude, I think it's a squirrel," one said as the creature retreated under a car. They must have been freshmen. It was only…

… Welcome Week, but the men outside my window had already met the Ann Arbor squirrel. We all remember our first encoun- ter. It might have been an acorn to the head or a standoff with a particularly…

… in the state until I found our baby a home. A woman 35 minutes away already had 40 raccoons, nine squirrels, 16 dogs and 10 cats, but she'd take him. Three months later, I still think about that…

April 03, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 127) • Page Image 2

…2 - Tuesday, April 3, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com MUSTACHE LAUGHS Be very, very quiet - I'm hunting squirrel You know it's spring in Ann Arbor. when the sun comes out and the snow…

… melts away. You watch as April show- ers bring May flowers. And sometimes, something really odd happens that makes the entire depressing winter worthwhile. I was walking on the Diag last spring, enjoying…

… assembly of squirrels. "All right," I thought, "there's an image of pure generosity. Once done with his hard-won food, he's good enough to offer scrumptious charity to the ubiquitous squirrels." But then I…

January 10, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 73) • Page Image 4

… anthropological comparison with the yelping monkeys of Botswana). Every day I observe with enthusiasm the praiseworthy demonstrations on the Diag, the piles of newspapers left on the side of the road, the…

… impressive number of squirrels crowded in flowerbeds and the groups of heroically cocky youngsters in shorts, skirts and flip flops regardless of the weather. I am convinced that Americans can't feel cold. At…

October 05, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 23) • Page Image 1

… on the Diag on Sept. 28 at about 3 p.m. DI AG By Kelly Fraser I Daily Staff Reporter t is the center of the University. Most stu- dents, faculty and staff pass through it at least once a day. It has…

… at noon to last Friday at noon - a typical day on the Diag. The block "M" in the Diag at 2 a.m. last Friday. According to campus legend, if students step on the "M" before they take their first Blue…

… their hand at "squirrel fishing." Their bait of choice - a sun-dried tomato bagel from the Betsy Barbour cafeteria tied to a string - isn't popular with the squir- rels. After struggling to attach an…

… acorn to the string, the three decide peanuts would have been a better choice. 5 P.M. Eight freshmen from Mary Markley See DIAG, page 7A JEREMY CHO/Daily RC sophomore Martine Moore writes a message in…

… chalk on the bricks of the Diag on Sept. 28 at about 6 p.m. Moore is a member of the student group Random Acts of Kindness. A view of the post-MCRI'U' PEERING IN Legendary 'M' coach dead at 87…

April 13, 2006 (vol. 116, iss. 112) • Page Image 19

… head from scratching itself. A squirrel disease expert has diag- nosed the creature with notoedric mange, a condition where mites bury themselves under the squirrel's skin, causing all of its fur to fall…

… fur) has been taken from it by a terrible dis- ease. What does the squirrel do? It doesn't stagger around the Diag in the early winter months with its hair fall- ing out, eventually keeling over and…

…0 0 Weighing in The Statement columnists give their opinions on Ann Arbor's best Best Textbook Store Shaman Drum By Eileen Hengel / Daily Staff Writer Squirrel fashion Pena 1- 9-11 r Country…

… out. Usu- ally, squirrels with this disease die from exposure in the winter months. But this particular squirrel will live, 7 ou know spring has hit Ann Arbor when the ranks of the .;harmonica…

…-playing dudes out- side tlhe UGLi swell from one or two solitary shiverers to a whole drum- banging crew. Their Diag takeover is one of Ann Arbor's finest fair-weath- er hallmarks, and you'll appreciate it all…

… may be asking yourself, is a "badonkadonk" anyway? Con- however, because the winter months havL passed. It will become immune to the mite and grow all of its fur back. Yes! The squirrel's clothing (its…

… dying a pathetic, lonely, naked death. It perseveres through hardship. The squirrel fights, and one spring day, it wakes up and realizes it is going sensus definition pegs it as a woman's particularly…

… have to do with fashion? The diseased squirrel is sig- naling a change. School is ending, spring is here, and what else could that mean but rebirth? If you need reinven- tion or rejuvenation in your…

… season for change. Scared to bust out? Just think of yourself as a mang- ey squirrel with open wounds on top of your bald head. Ready for change now? Maybe this was just an excuse to talk about the…

squirrel I saw the other day. Whatever, you can decide for yourself. The squirrel loves it. I love it. You love it. We all love it. - Faria can be reached at fjabbar@umich.edu worst-of-pop installment…

December 01, 2005 (vol. 116, iss. 40) • Page Image 3

… to be held for those affected by HIV A candlelight vigil will be held tonight on the Diag from 8 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the World AIDS week events to honor those people who are affected by HIV. CRIME…

… her car, DPS reported. THIS DAY In Daily History Man foregoes nap, decides to shoot squirrel instead Dec. 1, 1935 -Instead of napping after Thanksgiving dinner, Frank Shinledecker went squirrel hunting…

… took his gun along for his stroll through Pittsfield township. Reports are unclear whether the squirrel was the instigator in the incident, but when Charities benefit from fraternities' fun amng efforts…

September 29, 2005 (vol. 116, iss. 1) • Page Image 16

… animals in my neigh- borhood. TMD: Oh yeah? What kind of animals do you feed? R: Uh, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, muskrats ..., TMD: Wow, you've seen musk- rats? R: Yeah, you know, just anything along the…

… the fear back in Michigan squir- rels? R: "Students for putting the fear back in Michigan squirrels?" TMD: Yeah, I think they're too intimidated by the squirrels because they grow so huge. R: Students…

… to live in a place called Squirrel Hills, so I'm used to squir- rels of all sizes. TMD: Wow. R: I'm serious. I really did live in a place called Squirrel Hills. TMD: That's excellent. Did you ever…

…'re familiar with all squirrels, right? R: Well, I don't know that many squirrels. I know the ones in my backyard and the ones in- Squirrel Hill ... I used to know a few squir- rels in Arizona, too, in the Grand…

… Tetons, so I guess I know all the squirrels, too. TMD: That's impressive. All right, well look for this on Thurs- day. R: OK, bye. By Austin Dingwall t nowhere else but a college campus can you find…

… such a lash of architectural style trying to meld into a collective whole. When planned, these dis- tirctive buildings can act wonder- fully together. Anyone sitting on a shady spot on the Diag lawn can…

September 07, 2005 (vol. 115, iss. 141) • Page Image 27

…I COMMENTARY The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - Fall 2005 -5B * Squirrel huggers SAM SINGER SAM 'S CLUB OCTOBER 14, 2004 There's a reason I shy away from the squirrels in the Diag. It…

… and God knows what sorts °of squirrel-on-squirrel debauchery. The room was ravaged. Hidden under a blan- ket of empty shells, the carpet and the once- orderly food corner were barely recognizable. Other…

… traces of foul play - from my com- forter to my keyboard - spread far and wide. Squirrel pellets, the last vestiges of the lavish banquet, had been peppered about the room. How they got in was unclear. The…

… room, equipped with four walls and a ceiling, had always appeared closed off to the outside world. What mattered was that they wouldn't be coming back. No squirrel in the right mind, I was told, would…

…, and the room was rigged with metal cages and rectangular sheets of super glue. It may have looked like a war zone, but it was squirrel- proof, and we slept easy. Cut off, the invaders grew sloppier and…

… insist on coming back? So I sucked it up and did some homework. It wasn't the most interesting research, but I think I found some answers. Did you know squirrels don't hibernate? It's the truth. Much like…

… harsh winters< that make the foraging and hoarding periods,i which typically take place in mid-to-late fall,s so critical. A successful foraging season willt strongly correlate with a squirrel's capacity…

Squirrel Club. Founded in1 2002, the organization boasts a member-i ship of more than 350. It convenes weeklyt (in groups of about 50) during warm monthsi and less often over the winter, to feed on- campus…

squirrel populations.c I know what you're thinking, and you're right: the act of feeding a squirrel, in-and-of itself, isc harmless. The problem comes, however, when the process is streamlined - in this case…

…, whenc fifty kids walk around campus every weeki showering squirrels with food supplements.I Though undoubtedly well intentioned, club gatherings may have profound impacts on the- behavioral patterns of…

April 19, 2005 (vol. 115, iss. 122) • Page Image 1

… air from drafting through the poorly insulated windows. The screens on the windows had gotten so bad that a squirrel managed to enter Fraumann's room, scratched him and woke mm up from a nap. "It was…

… Daily Staff Reporter For the 3 to 7 percent of students diag- nosed with Attention Deficit Hyperac- tivity Disorder, stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall may mean the difference between success and…

April 14, 2005 (vol. 115, iss. 119) • Page Image 4

… answer to all of the world's problems isn't a rally on the Diag or a march on City Hall, nor is it complaining or-writing a newspaper column or anything else so superficial for that matter. And since that…

…'m just being an asshole, you haven't been paying enough atten- tion. Not that I'd blame you. Hoard can be reached at j.ho@umich.edu. LETTER TO THE EDITOR iO Cdlunm st misunertad role, ben of Squirrel

… Club To THE DAILY: Sam Singer's article about the Squirrel Club (Squirrel Huggers, 04/12/05) is thoroughly inac- curate. The first problem with his article is its numbers: He says that our meetings…

… average 50 attendants, which they do perhaps twice a year, but more normallyabout 10-15 people attend (and perhaps five in cold weather). This is noth- ing near the roving band of 50 squirrel

…-feeding students Singer portrays. Numbers aside, the article misunderstands the University ecosystem and our club's purposes. All animals adapt to their surroundings when finding food. The squirrels on campus are…

… depen- dent on student garbage for food - who hasn't seen a squirrel rooting around a dumpster or trash can? Singer's point that squirrels fed by humans are in danger of lacking food during the winter is…

… unfounded, as trash is never absent from campus. However, the Squirrel Club does not like to see squirrels eating trash, and we instead supply the squirrels with a healthier alternative - unsalted peanuts and…

… sunflower seeds. Our efforts do not impact the squirrels' ability to survive: their well- nourished nature is shown by the much larger- than-average size of squirrels on campus. In a further effort for…

squirrel welfare, we deal with a significant number of injured squirrels every year, forwarding them;on to the properly trained animal-rescue staff. Addi- tionally, club members are currently involved in an…

… effort to combat the epidemic of squir- rel mange on campus, which is a skin disease treatable with antibiotics. Singer asks the club to "think of the squirrels." We do so now and will continue to. Jason…

April 12, 2005 (vol. 115, iss. 117) • Page Image 4

… Associated Press. religion f' y RZ }ice. k, F. %' ALEXANDER HONKALA LMMINC [hRADE 01 Squirrel huggers SAM SINGER SAM'S ..B here's a reason I shy away from the squirrels in the Diag. It's not their unusual…

squirrel-on-squirrel debauch- ery. The room was ravaged. Hidden under a blan- ket of empty shells, the carpet and the once-orderly food corner were barely recognizable. Other traces of foul play - from my…

… comforter to my keyboard - spread far and wide. Squirrel pellets, the last ves- tiges of the lavish banquet, had been peppered about the room. How they got in was unclear. The room, equipped with four walls…

… and a ceiling, had always appeared closed off to the outside world. What mattered was that they wouldn't be coming back. No squirrel in the right mind, I was told, would chance a break-in with the space…

… rectangular sheets of super glue. It may have looked like a war zone, but it was squirrel-proof, and we slept easy. Cut off, the invaders grew sloppier and more aggressive by the day. Worse, our presence in the…

… homework. It wasn't the most interesting research, but I think I found some answers. Did you know squirrels don't hibernate? It's the truth. Much like us, they spend their winters rela- tively inactive…

…, which typically take place in mid-to-late fall, so critical. A successful forag- ing season will strongly correlate with a squirrel's capacity to accumulate body fat during the winter. It's a survival…

… strategy, and in an urban ecosystem like Ann Arbor's where provisions are scarce, it's one that requires total optimization. Enter the Squirrel Club. Founded in 2002, the organization boasts a membership of…

… more than 350. It convenes weekly (in groups of about 50) during warm months and less often over the win- ter, to feed on-campus squirrel populations. I know what you're thinking, and you're right: the…

… act of feeding a squirrel, in-and-of itself, is harmless. The problem comes, however, when the process is streamlined - in this case, when fifty kids walk around campus every week showering squirrels

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