Five years ago…

LSA freshman Courtney Cantor died after falling out of the
window of her sixth-story room in Mary Markley Residence Hall. A
maintenance worker found Cantor by the Markley loading dock early
in the morning.

The night before, Cantor received a bid from Chi Omega sorority
and attended a party at Phi Delta Theta fraternity, where she was
served alcohol.

“She held everything together,” LSA freshman and friend Rebekah
Parker said at her funeral. “She was a best friend to a lot of
people.”

Phi Delta Theta national headquarters revoked the University
chapter’s charter later that year for violating the fraternity’s
alcohol-free policy.

Ten years ago…

In conjunction with the University and city of Ann Arbor, AIDS
Awareness Week began in order to raise campus education about AIDS.
College Republicans posted controversial signs advocating morality
and family values as the best cures for the disease, taking a shot
at homosexuals.

“They’re spreading ideas that strike terror in people’s hearts,”
Gay Liberation Front member Natasha Raymond said. “That kind of
language is academically wrong.”

Oct. 20, 1989

U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist spoke at the Law School in
an event limited to Law School students and faculty. His
non-controversial speech was on the 1805 impeachment trial of Chief
Justice Samuel Chase.

Forty protesters stood outside in bad weather, demonstrating
against Rehnquist’s conservative ideology and beliefs.

“The agenda of William Rehnquist is not one that supports the
rights of all people,” said Rhonda Laur, member of the Ann Arbor
Coalition to Defend Abortion Rights.

Oct. 15, 1983

Former President and University alum Gerald Ford visited the
University to launch a capital campaign, aimed at raising $160
million toward the University.

“As an alumnus, I hope I can go around the country and
enthusiastically and emphatically convince people that what they
give in dollars is a great investment in this country,” Ford
said.

The money would go to new professor positions, scholarships, a
new chemical sciences building and other renovations around
campus.

Oct. 19, 1974

University President Robben Fleming said at a Board of Regents
meeting that the University would not abide by a new law that
allowed students to see their academic records until January at the
earliest.

Congress had recently passed the bill, denying federal funding
to any university which did not permit students to see their files.
The bill was scheduled to take effect on Nov. 19.

Oct. 13, 1967

The Student Government Council recognized the right of freshman
females to make their own hours for curfew. This came in response
to a previous resolution passed by one of the councils in Mary
Markley Residence Hall, which, in essence, abolished women’s
hours.

“It has been residence hall staff policy since early last year
not to get involved in types of disciplinary action where students
have passed rules,” University Housing Director John Feldcamp
said.

Oct. 15, 1989

The Residence Hall Board of Governors decided to install private
phones in all women’s residence halls by September 1990.
Previously, almost all halls had public telephones running through
a switchboard.

The board also noted that a $2 fine for parking bicycles
illegally in front of Mary Markley Residence Hall had cleared up
congestion.

Oct. 14, 1964

At a meeting with 25 student representatives, University
President Harlan Hatcher urged students with concerns to address
their grievances through the student government, rather than
holding demonstrations, which he called irresponsible and
ineffective. Hatcher declared that there were no communication
barriers at the University.

For the most part, students were disappointed with Hatcher’s
remarks, saying that he offered no hope to allow for a closer
relationship between the administration and students, as well as
more student influence in decision-making.

“The present philosophy and attitude of the administration is
not conducive to settlement,” Student Government Council member
Barry Bluestone said.

– Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Jeremy Berkowitz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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