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September 23, 1979 (vol. 90, iss. 16) • Page Image 14

… with his own pointy teeth. "A lot of squirrels these days think we older squirrels sell out when we accept hand-outs from students on the Diag. It's just not true," explains Fleming, beating his tiny…

… Arbor's squirrel population has swelled along with increasing student numbers during the past 15 years. Growth has been slow but steady, and has put the Diag housing market on the endangered species list…

…. Most Diag trees house 20 squirrels per year, with a turnover rate that would make any landlord shudder. Moreover, the trees must be shared with birds-nearby nests lower property values by an estimated 20…

… per cent-and bugs. "The housing is atrocious on the Diag," com- plains Jakuboski. "While the Diag is near the student and restaurant garbage bins, it's a ghetto-the Squirrel Ghetto. The older squirrels

… species than ever." The statistics bear out Fleming's words. More than 400 of the brown and gray rodents are expected to inhabit the Diag this fall. Scurrying over sidewalks, scampering down trees, dodging…

… cars on. E. University Ave., squirrels are as important a part of Ann Arbor lore as Shakey Jake and his famous rasp. And yet, who are the squirrels, these funny, furry freeloaders who would take a walnut…

… right from your hand, and maybe your index finger with it? And what, exactly, do they want? "Housing and education, that's what," snaps Dorothy Jakuboski, leader of the Squirrels Unite Now (SUN). "Sure…

… are established on the top limbs, but we younger ones have to suffer next to those birds." Many younger squirrels, however, claim they neither need nor want human assistance, and that conservative…

… elders such as Fleming would be better off as "jelly beneath someone's radials."' EYOND .THE LIBERAL SUN members are terrorist squirrels, including Lance Frye and a de-tailed radical who would be…

… up to a tree and tear it to shreds," Frye boasts. "That'll get those humans-and their little dogs, too!" Squirrels complain that their cancer rate has skyrocketed since they started accepting hand…

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…

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…

November 29, 2001 (vol. 112, iss. 44) • Page Image 14

… mammal around. (Besides that preacher dude on the Diag. I'd take a squirrel over him any day.) I know that they bother you. Tell me that you don't have a Sarah strange story fea- Rubin turing a psycho…

… ==I -W V V V V UF 7U Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - 4B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, November 29, 2001 SQUIRRELS IN THE MIST The Michigan ELITE ENTERTAINMENT…

… of days that looked cold but weren 't, not to wear a sweater and my wool coat. So I'm frying, all hot and dis- gruntled, when out of the blue a rabid squirrel dives in front of me, in some suicidal…

… attempt for atten- tion. This is all the incentive I need to start my by-now-banal squirrel dia- tribe. Mali suggests that I make the whining into a column. And I can't tell if she's serious or if she just…

… wants to avoid the inevitable. Fran nods vehemently reaffirming my suspicion that the two are conspiring against me; I think that they think that a good ole' squirrel-bashing col- umn will extirpate my…

… angst, clear- ing my conversational horizon from stories about rodents who eat nuts. But I won't be satisfied until I achieve vengeance. Come on. Agree with me, here. Squirrels are the most terrible…

…- squirrel. You jC o haven't lived in , An Arbor long Flairenough if you haven't had at least one close-encounter-of-the- squirrel-kind. The most striking characteristic of the squirrels on campus is their…

… rela- tive size. I come from a nearby small town in Michigan, and our squirrel population isn't nearly as over- weight. The squirrels in my town live in trees. They jump and run on the phone wires and…

… all of the other typ- ical squirrel behavior that looks like it'd be fun to try if I was 3 inches tall. Here, in Ann Arbor, the squirrels are always on the ground. Why? Because they're freaking obese…

…. You have to do a double-take to see if it's a cat or a squirrel walking with you to class. They've lost their aero- dynamic powers and they're too fat to ascend, so they stagnate in the grass. This…

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…

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…

March 10, 2005 (vol. 115, iss. 94) • Page Image 17

…. This is certainly true. Where else in the world are squirrels show- ered with free gifts like they are on the Diag? This works out not only for the squirrels, who get free food all winter instead of…

… it's cultural show. Things don't always go the free candy way on the Diag for the squir- rels, though. One time when I was walking to Mason Hall, I watched a squirrel pause to open a candy wrap- per…

… black and white fur warns other animals to keep away. But aside from squirrels, the most important lesson I learned by far, -ithough, was that skunks are more likely to unleash their stench if you throw…

… from Alaska - is the 'wol- verine. But because the only wol- verines that are in Ann Arbor are stuffed and in cases, we are stuck .. Xwith the squirrel. The squirrels aren't all that bad - they even have…

… their own group on campus called the Squirrel Club, which was established to educate the community about the plight of x:..: ~the squirrels, and we all know that you haven't officially made it at the…

… .....}.<............. University until a group has been S~. established to educate the commu- nity about your plight. Everyone says that the squirrels that live in Ann Arbor are the most unique squirrels they have ever come across…

… having to stock- pile supplies like normal squirrels, but also for overzealous members of student groups, who finally have someone that can take their candy without the guilt of pretending they will attend…

…, which was just long enough for a hawk to swoop down and plunge his talons into the squirrel's belly full of Snickers. While I was both shocked and impressed to see the food chain at work, the greater…

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

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…

April 18, 1996 (vol. 106, iss. 116) • Page Image 22

… 20 percent ofeach paycheckthey get this summer. Plan C: I have this friend of mine who is a squirrel. His name is Lawrence and he says he can hook me up with a job as a squirrel. He says that squirrels

… have a good life, because they are the only ones inAnn Arbor who get to sleep on the Diag. And people feed you too, Lawrence says, he says you get plenty of nuts on the Diag. And he says people feed you…

… other things, like bits of Panchero's burritos and delicious chipatis. And he says squirrels command respect. He says they plan to promote a squirrel candidate for University president this summer. And he…

… says all the girls think squirrels are just a trip. I'll take it, I say, I'll be a squirrel this summer. Who says I don't have a plan? ~i the Best in Ann Arbor! Stop by 1 Featuring COOL COW All Natural…

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…

September 09, 1993 (vol. 103, iss. 118) • Page Image 66

… celebration known as Hash Bash. Hartford's rationale for the Diag policy was to save the squirrels who habituate the Diag from the perils of breathing chalk dust (Yes, she actually . said words to that effect…

… during a Uni- versity forum). I'm sure the squirrels of Ann Arbor are lining up outside her office to offer thanks. It seems to me that, by limiting pub- lic assembly on the Diag to one hour daily and…

… institution -and they are numerous--Ihave seen the Diag used for all forms of public expression. What does the Diag pro- vide? It's an everyday impromptu pul- pit for Preacher Mike. T'he Diag also doubles as a…

…?"Amultitude of cam- pus groups assemble here and pass out propaganda in pathetic attempts to gain your patronage. In short, the Diag is a gathering place. Like every good, open space, the Diag is the best place to…

… stage a public protest. In the last year, the Diag has seen an army (a very small army) of Teaching Assistants assemble to com- plain about unfair wages and the lack of a good health-care plan. Students…

… cov- ered the Diag with chalked slogans to protest the University's installation of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The forces that advo- cate the legalization of marijuana came…

… Prithusrava Dasa (left) play Hare Krishna songs to attract potential worshipers. EVAN PETRIE/Daily This surly squirrel keeps a careful gaze for unscrupulous chalk-users. UNIVERSIIY OF MICHIGAN MEDICAL CEN…

… guidelines.I the Diag, the policy: Calls for protesters to permit for Diag use, a full sev CARING FOR GENERATIONS To find out how you can help, attend one of the following information sessions: advance of…

… the event. rotest, the Prohibits the use of chalk for the ag policy. expresspurpose of scrawling on theDiag. s merely a Establishes space limitations for To protect protests and prohibits illegal drug…

… charging those who organize said assembly, the University is not doing alot to promote issues of freedom of speech. Let's face it, the Diag policy was written for one reason - the total elimination ofthe…

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 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…

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…

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…

February 04, 1966 (vol. 76, iss. 109) • Page Image 7

… near the Diag.M We were conversing the other day when he told me he wanted toi be interviewed and written up in The Daily. I replied that few peoplei really care about what a squirrel thinks. "And who…

… Arbor I've made some memorable acquaintances, professors, kooks, rascals, jackals. But one of the most pleasant and articulate is a mousy furred squirrel named Nutsy b who habituates one of the fat oaks…

… down verbatim. I don't want to be miscontrued." "You mean like they do it in U.S. News and World Report," I said. "I mean like Playboy does it," answered Nutsy emphatically. f Q. Mr. Squirrel, there…

…. Particularly when I'm positive they're wrong. Q. All right Squirrel, let's try spmething else, and don't be so verbose. Are athletics too professionalized at Michigan? A. There's no doubt that football and…

… quickies. Who's the most beautiful woman in the world? A. Rita Tushingham or Thelma Ritter. Q. That's what happens when you ask a squirrel. What do you think of Paul Goodman? A. I might agreewith him if he…

… was intelligible. Q. How do you stand on draft deferments. A. Everyone should be taken but squirrels. Q. Be serious. A. Look, if you thought seriously about war they'd say you were made or a Commie…

… pacifist. Frankly, the idea of killing a fellow squirrel to gain respect, prestige, and security is folly as far as I'm concerned. Q. Is Cazzie Russell a greater player than Bill Bradley? A. Compare gold and…

October 10, 1984 (vol. 95, iss. 30) • Page Image 9

… competition from the networks for years, is also un- der attack from the air by squirrels, chipmunks and other furry creatures who are chewing through its wires and profits. Squirrels, scurrying along cable…

… they penetrate the aluminum and the mositure gets in, it can have a devastating effect. The signal quality deteriorates, and we have to replace it and splice it." Kurpinski says squirrels "probably aren…

…. Those who do not want to build a float suitable for the Rose Bowl parade can just decorate a car or walk along the route, she said. . After the parade- winds its way into the Diag, a pep rally will begin…

… Scholars' Car Bash, in which teams compete to see which can most thoroughly demolish a car on the Diag. The scholars hope to raise $600 through this event through entry fees and pledges which in- crease as…

March 17, 1981 (vol. 91, iss. 134) • Page Image 4

…OPINION Page 4 Edited and managed by students at The University of Michigan Tuesday, March 17, 1981 The Michigan Daily Of squirrels and the plague Vol. XCI, No. 134 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor…

… were vacationing in Mexico one day when the plucky chap spotted a dead squirrel. Editorials represent a majority opinion of the Daily's Editorial Board A positively negative idea T HE PUBLIC Interest…

… does the man with bubonic plague have to do with the U.S. involvement in El Salvador? Nothing, really - unless you have a feeling for metaphor. A man tosses a dead squirrel. The United States - or, more…

… specifically, Ronald Reagan - tosses El Salvadoran refugees (who are essentially dead squirrels the moment they return to their ravaged coun- try). THERE WAS ANOTHER story that ap- peared a few days later. This…

…, that transportation and human resources are valuable, that devoting billions to defense is wrong. The man with bubonic plague was still clear in my memory. He tossed a dead squirrel. Ronald Reagan tosses…

… from the library. It is easy to stand around the Diag or Dooley's complaining about these issues. It is just as …

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…

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…

October 15, 2004 (vol. 115, iss. 13) • Page Image 8

… two years ago, she said, could migrate to elms on the grassy corner by State Street or move onto the Diag. University forestry crews won't know immediately if trees have sickened; it may take as many as…

… grounds, Immonen said. "Those get taken down right away because they serve as an infection point and are also hazardous, with falling branches," she explained. But Diag horticulturist Alex Sulzer pronounced…

… grass in front of Angell Hall, sporting chicken wire around their trunks to prevent squirrels from gnawing their bark. Close inspection of their leaves reveals the trees are elms. Immonen said she…

… campus. The University it's hard to imagine the Diag without its 10 largest trees - all American elms that provide shade and beauty to students studying, sleeping or throwing Frisbees on the grass. The…

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…

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…

March 27, 1998 (vol. 108, iss. 101) • Page Image 1

…- gotten or repeated, University students began a 24-hour reading of the names of Holocaust victims on the Diag yes- terday. Small groups from sororities, fra- ternities, the LSA Student Government and other…

… sophomore Kevin Olson feeds a candy bar to a squirrel outside the Chemistry Building yesterday afternon. The quirrel ate more than half the candy bar before Olson left for class, and he left the rest for the…

… furry creatur. The squirrel then ran off, carrying the remainder of the confectionary concoction in its mouth. )avis speaks on blues legacy Rachel Edelman ily Staff Reporter Slitical activist Angela…

… California at Santa Cruz, is NATHiAN KUFlFu(uai~y LSA senior Adam Schllfke reads the names of victims killed during the Holocaust. This annual vigil will end on the Diag at noon today. he.nnr at the I…

March 25, 1979 (vol. 89, iss. 139) • Page Image 7

…- ption on the front lawn; time for those who are not content merely to catch a frisbee, but must bat it around in the air before dropping it to disturb our pastoral Diag. You see how lucky we are: Were…

… this UCLA, we would have spent last week wearing sweaters and whining about the cold. It is sad, indeed, as one crosses the Diag on the way to East Quad for an indoor afternoon of graffiti reading, to…

… see the brazen and foolish squirrel population. They will eat anything offered, and will not run away until actually stepped on. Just imagine a pack of such mammals scampering about while a freshman…

… from Stockwell - who dots her i's with little circles-feeds them granola. What if one of them, either the squirrel or the young woman, has to go out into the real world one day? One shudders to think…

March 26, 1972 (vol. 82, iss. 133) • Page Image 16

… Student 1302 S. FOREST own room. fully furnished spacious apartment $45 One block from park, ten minute walk to campus Call 662-4161 sparrows and - squirrels just outside windows 216 Love the Arb? Be close…

… Women's Pool. 3 Minutes from Diag, Hospital and Arb. 1331 GEDDES (near Corner Geddes & Old S. Forest) CALL 2769-1147 255 5 I 0 i I s 223 HUGE 5-Bedroom 3-4 MAN, 2 Bdrm. Furnished Apt. Air…

… Window, Fully Carpeted, FREE Covered Parking, 5 Min. from Campus, Rent $50. Sublet SPRING SUMMER Call 761-9593 anytime before 4 p.m 256 I i Dishwasher Terrace 4 min. from Diag 2 min. from Arb RIGHT OFF…

…. FRIENDLY and QUIET I I TWO-BEDROOM APT. Furnished Large Kitchen 5 min. to Diag 825 E. UNIVERSITY Apt. 1 665-5950 only $100 'mo. good shower too 226 CLOSE TO CAMPUS 2-BDRM. 4-MAN A r-Cond. May-Aug. $140 a…

October 17, 1959 (vol. 70, iss. 23) • Page Image 1

… TAIL: .Endless' Diag Inhabitant Pe By JEAN HARTWIG Yesterday was a great day for squirrels. Fat brown ones were romping on the Diag, gathering nuts for their winter hoards. Frisky andI bright…

… rofEickhoff, a fourth-string signal escaped the bench last week late at a disadvantage for chasing fe- 1 "It must be very -embarrassing in the third quarter to direct an male squirrels-he just can't run…

… if Gophers fracas. Considering the effect on the squirrels' tails have any sexual Burton, who sprained an ankle animal's self - confidence, Carroll significance," the first time he carried the ball…

… suggested that squirrels may not Across the lawn in the Natural against Minnesota, also had a be aware whether they have tails Science Bldg., Sally Allen, a re- replacement who seemed to be or not. search…

… MICHIGAN, Page 6 "clear example of sociological se- its possible causes. lection." Since the squirrel couldn't She noted that it could have run fast enough to prevent losing been the result of an accident…

April 11, 2002 (vol. 112, iss. 114) • Page Image 15

…'s all the free stuff you can get. Jane: If you were invisible, what would you do? Matt: I would probably go to the Diag and hit protesters in the balls. I think that would be nice. How about you, Jane…

… time in the Arb. But I don't want to go there with anyone. I want to cuddle with the squirrels and run around in the buff. I could be Jane of the Arb. OK Matt, here's a doozy of a question for you. What…

August 05, 1978 (vol. 88, iss. 59) • Page Image 11

…-wide austerity program, deferral of capital expen- ditures and necessary rate increases in clinics and laboratories. Even the Diag was quite under yesterday's blazing sun. Several sun- bathers spread out on the…

… lawn, and n orange fsishee flew in front of Mason Ha,-buf -ther than a fewcrambling squirrels; tirere was little action. -------.--- WRITE YOUR AD HERE! ---.------ -1 ------------CLIP AND MAIL .TODAY…

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…

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…

January 21, 1978 (vol. 88, iss. 92) • Page Image 3

squirrels. One of the bushy-tails once leaped on a bench next to Robinson during his Diag diologue, he said, and began a chirpy imitation of the good Doctor. When one Guild house guest suggested Robinson may…

… yesterday, noted man-about-Diag Richard "Dr. Diag" Robinson en- tertained the group with a nutty tale. Since the whole "Dr. Diag" thing began, Robinson said, he has made the acquaintance of several Ann Arbor…

… be the modern-day Francis of Assiss, another pointed out-loand behold-a squirrel sitting outside peering through the win- dow at Robinson. Guess nuts of a feather flock together. By The Associated…

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…

April 17, 1987 (vol. 97, iss. 136) • Page Image 8

… scheduled to appear on the Diag today for the first annual Spring Thaw, it still promises to be one great fund - raising concert extravaganza. Running from 11:45 until 6:30 p.m., Spring Thaw will feature…

… ensemble that won the Battle of the Bands, Iodine Raincoats. Although the concert is free, Spring Thaw organizers will be wandering around the Diag with buckets in hand. They will be seeking support for the…

…, take a break and check out any of the nine local bands at the Spring Thaw. If you don't go for the music, at least go4 for the worthy cause, the sunshine, the squirrels, or just the crowd. 'Arizona…

March 25, 1973 (vol. 83, iss. 138) • Page Image 28

…, close to U. bus, or 10min. walk to Diag. 2 People - $55 apiece 3 People - $40 apiece GREAT DEAL! 824 BROWN ST. APT. No.1 Call 665-7662 607 LIVE IN A DYNAMITE MODERN 2-BDRM APARTMENT THIS SUMMER VERY CLOSE…

…- CAROL 761-2017 605 One bedroom CLOSE TO BARS AND WEST PARK Cool, panelled basement of old house- - Backyard with tree, squirrels and garage. Unfurnished. BIG Picture Window Large Workroom Nice…

… Piano room SUMMER 0 Heated swimming pool r Complete Laundry Facilities 0 Recreation room * Located 2 blocks from the Diag 1973 SUMMER AND FALL APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED Super 2-Bedroom Furnished…

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…

January 30, 2004 (vol. 113, iss. 86) • Page Image 4

… MALONE ing freaks in China? That's right, And the Alum only people that pay attention to you are the " d nation of state-fundd freaking squirrels who can't find a damn acorn in this snow. Ha ha ha. I win…

… to me is To THE DAILY: Harmonica guy blows hard some of the pork which could be trimmed My name is Ernesto Rodrigues, a por- The Diag is Mine. from the budget that should clearly not be the tuguese…

March 24, 1994 (vol. 104, iss. 102) • Page Image 12

… frozen ground, when the green is back, the greyish slush is gone, and the squirrels have lost weight. And in Ann Arbor, we may get to experience this yearly phenomenon for two full weeks, if we are lucky…

… will wear distiguish themselves like the budding flowers in the Diag. That is what we tried to accomplish with this issue: to show the different styles you'll see all around campus once Mother Nature has…

November 27, 1989 (vol. 100, iss. 57) • Page Image 1

…. Premier Ladislav Adamec became the first top official in 20 years to share a platform with by Noelle Vance Daily Government Reporter A lonely squirrel, clutching a nut unobtrusively by the side of a shanty…

…, watched the last dried leaves whisk across the Diag Wednesday afternoon. The students had gone home. By 5 p.m., Ann Arbor was a de- serted town. The few students in front of the Union stood by duffel bags…

April 17, 1987 (vol. 97, iss. 136) • Page Image 18

… (last year's winner) got one vote less than "me." BEST THING ABOUT ANN ARBOR The "cute fat squirrels" got a vote. Hmmm, they are delicious, but it's hard to nail the little suckers without the stray…

… bullets taking out Diag passersby. BEST (FILL-IN-THE-BLANK) The Grad service elevator got a vote for "Best Place to do it." "Gee, honey, did the earth move for you, too?"a are free to Up for, ."I was too t…

March 26, 1972 (vol. 82, iss. 133) • Page Image 14

…-Plastic 2-br. flat 3 blks from campus. We have a piano, a porch, a hammock, stereo, a neighborly squirrel family, and lots of good food. We are a couple and prefer another, but will consider others. Also…

… 2-3 man 2-bdrm. apt. with, A/C, Underground Parking, Laundry 2 Blocks from Diag 761-8617 410 905 CHURCH No. 3 761-8344 Sweet Lee, Hal or Kansas 414 3 BEDROOM 3-MAN PRIVACY Real Good Location ALL…

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…

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…

February 21, 2002 (vol. 112, iss. 84) • Page Image 16

… for the week, there are sure to be thousands of Wall Street Journals going to waste. Take advantage of this and try sell- ing them to "Crazy Protest Guy" in the Diag so he can learn some things about…

… the real world and stop talking about drugs and masturbation. 7. Take the "Crazy Protest Guy's" place in the Diag - With "Crazy Protest Guy" out of the pic- ture, you can start practicing a protest of…

… accomplish, however, as the two of you could be the only ones that stayed in Ann Arbor over break. ' Courtesy of Lucasfilm The helpless cough of a squirrel with a crushed face, that's what life's all about…

September 21, 1982 (vol. 93, iss. 11) • Page Image 4

… great if his forum were the Diag and if his audien- ce were squirrels and pigeons? Ahh, dreams. Instead, Helms is on the Senate floor, doing his bit to undermine the Con- stitution. Yesterday afternoon…

…- tacking some of the most basic freedoms of all Americans. And that's something even a Diag preacher would admire for its absurdity. , ..._ - F C 1 I -r ,' d rIZa o Jam! y tA hiV o o b…

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…

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…

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