Stevens Co-Op Burns

The A.K. Stevens cooperative house, burned to the ground last night. The home had been undergoing a massive renovation at the time of the fire:

“Ritter said everything had been removed from the house, including the walls and the ceilings, as part of the renovation. Workers had been at the house Monday.”

> “Fire guts co-op home near U-M”

Also in today’s Ann Arbor News:

> “City accuses landlord of allowing drug deals”
> “More robberies boost violent crime rate in Ann Arbor”

And some U-M related In Brief‘s:

” Gift to help boost U-M, Slovakia ties

A $250,000 donation announced on Monday will pay for two programs designed to increase scholarly ties between the University of Michigan and Slovakia.

The money was a gift from Ronald Weiser, an alumnus of the U-M Business School, and his wife, Eileen. Ronald is a native of Ann Arbor and the current U.S. ambassador to Slovakia.

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Awards for Student Research and Internships in Slovakia will defray the costs of U-M students going to Slovakia for research projects or internships. The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professional Development Awards are short-term travel awards to Slovak scholars and artists coming to U-M.

U-M funds aid city in fire engine purchase

The City of Ann Arbor recently approved the purchase of two fire engines for $439,495 with help from the University of Michigan.

U-M gave the city $98,767 with a pledge for a $300,000 contribution at the time of the purchase. The remaining $40,700 will come from the fire department’s apparatus fund.

According to the fire department, the city had 10 fire trucks, not including light rescue vehicles, before the City Council approved purchase of two new trucks. The city keeps two engine trucks and one ladder truck in reserve. In the event of a building fire, four engine trucks will typically respond. “

Author: Rob