University of Michigan - Michiganensian Yearbook (Ann Arbor, MI)

 - Class of 1996

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University of Michigan - Michiganensian Yearbook (Ann Arbor, MI) online yearbook collection, 1996 Edition, Page 299 of 458
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i Burton Kim CONNECTIONS Main Campus: Betsey Barbour STORY BY GEORGINA HIRSCHLER Betsey Barbour has been a home away from home for Univer- sity women since October 1920, when it first opened its doors. Barbour housed only 116 women, making it one of the smallest dorms on campus. First-year SNRE student Molly Notestine said, " We are all like one big family, and everybody gets along. I think it is the best dorm on campus. " Many students chose to live in Barbour because of its comfortable living environment. LSA sophomore Susan Jacquez said, " This is my first year at Barbour, and I chose to live here rather than South Quad because I can get a lot more studying done. It is not so much of a dorm atmosphere, and it is more intimate. " Barbour also provided residents with the oppor- tunity to escape the stress of collegiate life. For in- stance, Barbour ' s House Council, in conjunction with the West Quad and following long hours of classes two Barbour Newb House Coun _ J. residents discuss what happened during their J cil, held a holiday cloth- ing drive with proceeds benefiting those in need. The Barbour House Council also organized entertainment for the dorm ' s residents. A dinner theater production entitled " Murder Mystery " was held in the fall; dinner was provided while participants acted out a play that resembled the board game Clue. Another appealing aspect of Barbour was its cafeteria. Al- though the same menu was offered here as in other dorms, residents liked the fact that it was smaller, and therefore, not as busy as other dinning halls. Laura Lucas, LSA sophomore said, " The cafeteria is great. It ' s not so hustle-bustle as other cafeterias and it looks more like a restaurant than a cafeteria. " Although Betsey Barbour was a small dorm, many students chose to make it their home. Its close knit environment fostered close friendships that lasted throughout the residents ' college careers and be y nd - Residence Halls 293 Burton Kim llowing long hours of classes, two Barbour residents discuss what happened during their day. Being one of the four all-female dorms, Barbour helped to foster close friendships be- tween its residents.

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The minority peer academic advisor for Betsy Barbour, Helen Newberry and West Quad puts on makeup in her dorm room. " At the beginning of the year there was a lot of construction, and that took a while to get used to " - Jenel Steeie, LSA sophomore " I ! m Otudents study together in Burton Kim While enjoying the com- fortable couches in the 292 Residence Halls dorm also had a reception area complete with study tables. lounge, two students prepare homework for their classes.



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GOOD TIMES Main Campus : Helen Newberry STORY BY GEORGINA HIRSCHLER Choosing a residence hall was difficult due to the many dorms available, so location often played a key part in a student ' s decision. While residents of the hill dorms trudged through snow and rain and Bursley residents had to rely on buses, the women of Helen Newberry simply had to cross State Street to get to class. First-year LSA student Kelly Yokemonis said, " I wanted to be on central campus and close to everything. " Some women were uncertain, however, if they would like living in an all-female dorm. Amy Aimeslehto, LSA first-year student said, " I did not choose Newberry because I get along with guys a lot better than girls. However, I like it now because it ' s kind of a good bonding thing, and it ' s quiet when you need it to be. " Being one of the four all-female dorms on cam- pus, the residents appreci- ated the friendships that were formed. Yakemonis said, " It ' s kind of like al- Burton Kim ways having a sister around. " Newberry organized activities for its residents, including a T-shirt design contest and a Tuck-in, which was done in coordination with Adams house in West Quad, the only all male hall on campus. On various occasions the women of Newberry baked cookies for Adams house residents and delivered them personally. The guys did the same in return for Newberry residents. Aimeslehto said, " I think it ' s really neat because we go over and give them cookies or music and the next night the guys come over and bring us flowers and stuff like that. It ' s really cool. " No matter what residents thought of Newberry when they first arrived, by the time they left its unique charm had carved a special place in each of their hearts. 294 Residence Halls The resident advisor for Helen Newberry ' s third floor, Dana McAllister, talks to a friend on the phone. RAs were upperclass students who returned to the dorms to assist, advise and plan activities for residents. A|ter returning from classes two 4th floor Newberrv residents relax before dinner. Burton Kii Returning to campus after Thanksgiving break, residents were usually loaded with bags of clothing and books. Out-of-state students looked forward to this break because it was often their first trip home for the semester. L

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