at least it's not just us?
Markley decided to do this again in 2007...
Should be shot.
But great addition!
I don't remember the name of my hall. I was in the back, right side, 5th floor. Last room on the right (facing the courtyard, not the street), by the stairs and fire alarm.
It's sure strange seeing that in my own handwriting on the back of this photo envelope.
I was in 3437 Butler in '08-'09.
That is where I'm living right now, 5 Van Tyne. I'm facing the courtyard as well, but I'm farther down towards the end. Still pretty neat that we have lived/are living in the same hall.
Van Tyne!! That's it... I lived there 94-95.
5th Van Tyne. My good friends must have lived in your room, 5441. I was a bit further down the hall, 5432.
Married a woman from 3rd Frost, too!
Lived there 85-87.
3rd Frost in 86-87! We were neighbors.
I hear that in Columbus they're now selling t-shirts that say "Mary Markley is a whore!"
That was the year of "The Outbreak" of the stomach flu that got half the dorm quarantined. The Michigan Daily that year published an article awarding the "Worst Place to Live On Campus" to Mary Markley (construction of the new SoPH was the other reason). My room was almost directly behind the sign for the dorm (below that damn cement wall anyway), so I got a nice front page picture of my room featured with the article. I suppose that makes up for the inability to be part of such awesomeness.
When they had the food poisoning bad enough to make the local news; they had a python loose in the dorm for days; and we had our usual bevy of bats flying around the halls....it sounds like an easy year.
These are great pictures. Unfortunately, I have a hard time looking at the back side of that dorm without thinking of Courtney Cantor, who fell out of one of the rooms at the top of the "O" and died after landing on that loading dock. I was with my girlfriend that night in the room at the left-top of the "U". Woke up to police in the hall.
I'm living in 5th Van Tyne right now. When I saw this I instantly wanted to make it happen, but my roomate pointed out that everyone leaves for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I'll try my best to make something happen tonight, but I don't have much time for plannning/getting people to participate so no promises.
I'll be going on the graveyard walk tonight, so if you could do this from, say, 7 PM until 9 PM, that would be great for me to get some nice shots from the walk. Just sayin'. Also, it would be legendary given what you said about people leaving for vacation (although, a screwdriver, a credit card and some elbow grease might help you out with the already empty rooms....).
Just go door to door right now (NOW!) telling appropriate people to please leave their lights on over break. Even make up some BS reason such as "safety" or "prevent thefts." Hopefully you don't run into any hippie tree huggers.
Ricky Stanzi might help our friend out with those hippie tree huggers he might run into.
I still have the email the Markley facilities manager sent our RA:
"We have had food thrown around and smashed on the walls for a few months. They have taken toothpaste and squeezed it into locks, which has ended up on the carpet. Now they have gone to the point of accessing the pipe chase and turning the water off to the toilets. They have removed all but one of the shower handles in the 5332 restroom. Also, the lounge has been trashed, they dumped spoiled milk on the furniture. The couch's may not be able to be cleaned so that the odor is eliminated. How should we approach this situation?"
They made 5th and 6th Blagdon girls floors for the future. It was greatly appreciated by future generations.
IN 1975 as well when I lived there. I didn't realize it was a multi-year tradition.
M-OSU is all about tradition, Therefore Markley MUST do this!!!! Keep the dream alive!
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oriental andrew (94-95)
tacopants' friend (who lived in my old room!)
Man, I remember those days.....me and Tacopants cruising 6th Van Tyne for babes, partying til the wee hours of the morning. Memories.
2001-2002. Indeed sneaking in beer was super easy. Did not have room for a keg, but definetly plenty of cases.
Markley was a great experience.
3rd Frost 1986-87!!
And this made my Thanksgiving. Nice!