Lecturer to speak on Detroit housing development

Rob Dewaelsche will be giving a lecture on the challenges faced by those trying to develop housing in Detroit at 7:30 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union.

Dewaelsche is the executive director of Habitat Detroit and has led the organization in redeveloping a 16-block neighborhood.

He holds an MBA from the University.

International service program to hold mass meeting

The World Service Team offers students the chance to travel abroad for 3 to 4 weeks with other students to live and work in a new community. They will be having a mass meeting at 10:30 p.m. in the Parker room of the Union.

Free HIV testing available every Monday in Union

A counselor from the HIV/AIDS Resource Center will be at the Office of LGBT Affairs in the Michigan Union from 6 to 7 p.m. to offer HIV testing. The testing is free and anonymous and will be offered every Monday at the same time and place.

 

Crime Notes

Students caught after urinating near Law School

Two students resisted arrest after Department of Public Safety officers found them urinating by the Law School and suspected them of smoking pot on Saturday night. Both fled when the DPS officer approached them. They were eventually caught, interviewed, processed and released pending a warrant. They could be receive urinating in public and minor in possession charges.

Golf cart stolen from Big House

A golf cart that was parked in the Big House was stolen yesterday morning. There are no suspects at this time, according to DPS. The golf cart is worth about $2,000.

Students take ‘U’ vehicle on joy ride to Detroit

Detroit police reported seeing a subject exiting a University vehicle and leaving it unattended and running with the keys inside. The driver left with a group of people.

The vehicle was left about a block and a half from the Fox Theater with no damage. The vehicle was listed as a Transportation Services Pool Vehicle.

 

This Day in Daily History

Sorority sues city to allow expansion of its house

Oct. 10, 1991 – A lawyer for the Sigma Kappa sorority has filed suit with the city, claiming that the way the Greek system is required to apply for special exceptions to expand their houses is unfair.

Monika Saks, who is representing the sorority, said no other student group that uses housing is required to obtain the exception.

“The city treats Greeks quite differently from other uses,” she said. “You could plop a homeless shelter down in the area without getting special exception. – No matter where the Greek house are, they’re required to get special exception use.”

Saks added that the city makes different exceptions for different sororities and fraternities, citing some that were allowed to expand their homes as they wished without city interference.

Ann Arbor Planning Commission chair Sam Offen defended the city’s decision not to allow Sigma Kappa to expand its house by citing traffic in the area and parking problems.

 

 

 

 

 

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