The University Record, January 24, 2000

Halo letters come down

Crew members began removal of the letters and symbols at Michigan Stadium Jan. 17. Part of the controversial ‘halo,’ the letters spelled out phrases from the U-M fight song and were accompanied by small University seals and helmets.

‘We are going to leave the large University seal on the east side of the stadium over the tunnel entrance,’ said Henry Baier, associate vice president for facilities and operations. The removal job will take about two and a half weeks to complete. The letters and symbols will be placed in storage. Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services


Research facilities are focus of tour

A tour of the Kresge buildings on Zina Pitcher Place last week gave members of the Board of Regents a firsthand view of vintage 1950s architecture. Medical School Dean Allen Lichter explained that the problem is not the age of the buildings, but the way they were constructed that keeps renovation from being a viable option. Power limitations and a design that features ‘labs with lots of little rooms where solo investigators could do their own research’ led to the decision to show Regents the current limitations of the buildings in preparation for the February meeting, when a full proposal will be brought before the board to replace the buildings.

At right, Regent Rebecca McGowan stands in one of the labs in the Kresge research complex that is below the leaking animal bathing stations. Some Regents who toured the building remarked that facilities reminded them of their own high school chemistry labs. Photo by Rebecca A. Doyle

‘BodyFair’ at Rackham Galleries

Martha Perkins, a temporary staff member at the Graduate School, tries out one of the ‘stations’ in ‘The BodyFair’ exhibition, produced by the Fellows of the 1999 Rackham Summer Interdisciplinary Institute. This station gives visitors a chance to see how difficult simple tasks can be for individuals with neurological problems that affect their balance. Other sites focus on the hygenic body, anthropometry, forensics, psychological testing, left-handedness, demons, body of Buddha and Renaissance bodies. The exhibition will on display in the Rackham Galleries Jan. 25–Feb. 3. For more information, call Lynne Dumas, 647-2644. Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services