OT - DPS responds to reports that students brought strippers into Markley

Submitted by NHWolverine on February 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 AM

Reported by The Michigan Daily.


Though Mary Markley Residence Hall is known for wild freshman behavior, some residents took it to another level on Friday night when they hired strippers for a friend’s birthday party.

LSA freshman Nick Bidwell said he was part of a group that met the strippers at the front door of Markley, and then led them to their friend’s room in Little Hall on the second floor of the residence. The group then progressed to the floor study lounge and a quad on the floor before returning to the original room.

University Housing spokesman Peter Logan said a housing security officer and the floor’s resident advisor were approached earlier that night by the resident whose birthday it was, who informed them that he was “expecting strippers for a show.”


Blue Lurker

February 2nd, 2010 at 10:23 AM ^

1st little, 1990-91 freshman year. We trashed it so bad the cleaning people actually stopped coming around for bathroom cleanings for about a month. We had to steal toilet paper from other floors.


February 2nd, 2010 at 10:31 AM ^

I lived in Markley Freshman year but because I didn't turn in my housing forms on time (oops!) they ended up putting me in a lounge converted into a triple. It was huge and awesome, we had so much room.

I'm in the "I lived in Markley Freshman year so I know how sweet it is not to live there anymore" group on Facebook. Markley was always exciting, but it always, always smelled like vomit.


February 2nd, 2010 at 10:45 AM ^

I applied to U of M late in my senior season. I was actually pretty happy with the placement since I was sure I was going to end up in Bursley. And as it turned out, I still keep in touch with a couple of guys from my hall 17 years later.


February 2nd, 2010 at 11:37 AM ^

In the 4th and El... we had our lounge converted into a triple which coincidentally housed one Ricky Reyes. All year he talked about how he was working out like crazy to walk on to the football team. No one believed him since their triple was the home to several kegs throughout the year... (halloween, super bowl, st. pattys day... etc.).


February 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 AM ^

Nice work Michigan students!!!

Didnt know you had it in you! But, a long way to go before you get the mantle of top party school in the league. Keep building, though, keep building.


February 2nd, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

The older people in SQuad were great by my standards, an excellent source of booze. Our RA used to go out on Friday and we'd have hall parties when it was too cold to be worth walking to a frat party.

The one time our RA did come home early, he just walked in, looked around and said "I'm going over to the Union, I'll be back in 30 minutes, have this cleaned up."


February 2nd, 2010 at 10:05 AM ^

I've always had a thing for the erotic arts. I frequent strip clubs often enough that one would think I could find a high class stripper. While my friends enjoy strippers named Porsche & Mercedes -- I end up with Pinto & Sundance. Cherry & Peaches for them -- Bananas & Apricot for me. My friend gets a lap dance from Sapphire, named after a precious stone -- my dancer's name is Rosetta Stone? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm starting to wonder if the 20 bucks a week is worth it.

West Texas Blue

February 2nd, 2010 at 10:06 AM ^

West Quad was the most wild; 5th Williams, sophomore year baby. Connected to 5th Michigan, hands down the 2 most wild halls on campus. We ruled those halls; with no elevator to get to top floor, DPS was too lazy to come all the way up there. Helped that RAs had turned 21 that year and were at bars 24/7, leaving us to fend for ourselves. Good times...


February 2nd, 2010 at 12:28 PM ^

As a 2006-2007 member of 5th Michigan, and 2007-2008 member of 5th Williams, I gotta say its one of the best places to be dormed up on campus. The fact that we were alone up top, with access to the roof (I put an HD antenna on the roof of West Quad to pull down local HD), and the fact that it was coed by room rather than by hall....

ohh good times.


February 2nd, 2010 at 10:51 AM ^

I lived in 2nd Little during the '02-'03 year. And these frosh were much more crazy than some of the prudes living in that hall.

I was the beer baron (only one with a fake) and made maybe 4 runs the entire year for the hall.

The hall was also a co-ed hall and had all the potential in the world of being great. Instead I gave it a C-.

Moving off campus for the 2nd year was definitely the right choice.


February 2nd, 2010 at 12:38 PM ^

Residence Halls are a mixed bag. I lived on 4th Reeves during the same time as you.

I'd say it broke down a little like this:

1/3rd Frat
1/3rd Chill dudes who just didn't party much
1/3rd Sophomores / Freshmen on suicide watch

Typically the frat clashed with the sophomores/at risk frosh, which led to I believe 5 "special meetings" during the second semester with our RA. No meetings happened during the first semester.

Some of the rowdiest stuff I witnessed was a kid's door being pissed on (while unlocked and partially open), a kid passed out in our stall that had chocolate milk and other items tossed on him, and having a third of our hall get caught smoking weed by our RA.


February 2nd, 2010 at 12:40 PM ^

Forgot to mention my roommate was an odd bird. Definitely one of the freshmen on suicide watch.

I was not the most experienced "user" at the time and I failed to ever dip my hands into his seemingly endless supply of anti-depressants. Looking back on that now, that is most definitely epic fail for me.

Not to say that other kids down the hall wouldn't sneak one now and again.


February 2nd, 2010 at 12:34 PM ^

is i discovered my room key opened a smaller, isolated bathroom with two showers, three toilets, etc. on the bottom floor of where they were housing us over the summer. nobody else knew about it and it made everything better.

i felt like george costanza.


February 2nd, 2010 at 1:09 PM ^

I was part of the 5th VanTyne kegger. Both of the RAs were gone on MLK weekend so we snuck it up the stairs and put it in one of the shower stalls. It was EPICC

Feat of Clay

February 2nd, 2010 at 4:15 PM ^

Maybe it's the old lady in me, but this story made me cringe. The potential for the public and media to dredge up Duke-LAX-levels of hysteria over student misbehavior makes my blood run cold.

Plus, I thought U-M students had more sense than that--those strippers are a rip-off. Ol' Tits LaRue may claim she'll dance for four songs, but the tunes are just snippets that last about 45 seconds. Which will be reminiscent of piped in stadium music, no less. All this to say, this kind of flawed cost-benefit analysis will not look good on their Ross applications next year.


February 2nd, 2010 at 4:48 PM ^

right now. There are quite a few douche bags in my hall, but most of them are OK. I'm not in my room very often anyways. Still annoying enough that I'm living off campus next year...