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Thursday, September 10,2009
LESSONS IN MARKETING, INSIDE AND OUT
PART 3 OF A 3-PART SERIES
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Law Schoolwelcomes chief justice
don't know how
many doses will be
available or needed
By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
As the threat of a swine flu
pandemic looms, a major ques-
tion remains for University of-
ficials preparing for its arrival:
how many students will want to
Although the H1N1 vaccine is
not available yet, University and
public health officials estimate it
will be distributed to the public in
late October or early November.
Dr. Robert Winfield, the Uni-
versity's chief medical officer,
said the University ordered ap-
proximately 25,000 doses of the
H1N1 vaccine. While more than
40,000 students attend the Uni-
versity, Winfield said he doesn't
expect more than half of the stu-
dents will want to be vaccinated.
"We don't anticipate every-
body will want to get the vaccine,"
he said, adding that only about 10
percentof University students get
vaccinated for the seasonal flu.
The regular, seasonal influenza
vaccine - which doesn't prevent
people from contracting H1N1
- will be available to students in
Winfield said the University
will practice a mass vaccination
with the seasonal flu shot as a way
to prepare for the HtNl vaccine.
Students and faculty from the
Schools of Public Health, Nurs-
ing and Dentistry and College of
Pharmacy will help with vacci-
nations in the University Health
Service's Allergy, Immunization
and Travel Health Clinic for $42.
The Dean of Students Office will
also offer seasonal flu vaccina-
tions for a discounted price of $15
at Palmer Commons on Sept. 30.
Because University students
were labeled as one of five prior-
ity groups for the H1N1 vaccine
in late July, officials at colleges
around the country are scram-
bling to make last-minute prepa-
When all people younger than
age 24 became a priority group for
the vaccine, Dr. Robert Ernst, the
medical director of UHS, said the
decision considerably changed
See SWINE FLU, Page 7A
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coach Rich Rodriguez discusses what his
staff isdoingto make sre his team isnt
stricken with swineflu.
football brings John
Roberts to campus
By ANNIE THOMAS
What does it take to get a visit
from the chief justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court? University offi-
cials went with football tickets to
the Notre Dame game. It worked.
This weekend the University of
Michigan's Law School will cel-
ebrate its 150th anniversary with a
full schedule of events, including a
live feed of the Notre Dame football
game in the Law Quad, a panel dis-
cussion of the Law School's contri-
butions to the legal field - in which
all living deans of the Law School
will participate - and a question-
and-answer session with Supreme
Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
In a letter obtained by The Mich-
igan Daily, Law School Dean Evan
Caminker invited Roberts in 2007
to attend the celebrations, offering
him a plethora of amenities includ-
ing seats at midfield to the Notre
Dame game at the Big House.
"I recognize that you receive
many more invitations to visit law
schools than you can possibly ac-
cept," Carminker wrote in the let-
ter, "but I daresay that Michigan
Law can offer something no other
law school can: a seat at midfield in
the Big House!"
"Only at this great law school,"
the letter continued, "can you take a
Saturday afternoon off, walk down
the street, and sing Hail to the Vic-
tors with 110,000 of your new best
friends as you (I hope?) cheer on
one of the best college football
teams in the nation."
Carminker's pitch culminated
with an appeal to the variety of ac-
tivities Roberts could take part in
"Given this hat trick of opportu-
nities, I would like to invite you to
come visit the University of Michi-
gan Law School, spend some infor-
See LAW SCHOOL, Page 7A
PITCH TO ROBERTS
Read the letter in its
entirety on our website at
THE TEXTBOOK INDUSTRY
A shuttered shop
and changing scene
Stockwell: Men, freshmen out
try to fill void left by
By LINDSAY KRAMER
As Welcome Week's festivities
come to a close this week, stu-
dents around the country of ev-
ery academic stripe are facing the
same sobering experience: buying
This year, in Ann Arbor, one
campus landmark is nothing but an
For 29 years, Shaman Drum Book-
shop, known for its selection of spe-
cialty English and history texts, had
beenastaplefor students purchasing
books for class and for leisure.
On June 30, Shaman Drum fell
victim to a changing sales envi-
roment in the textbook industry,
brought on primarily by the In-
ternet, that has hurt independent
bookstores across the country.
With Shaman Drum leaving the
campus textbook market, other
bookstores have been left to pick
up the slack.
Michigan Book and Supply add-
ed an entire wall of English books
that had not been sold there in pre-
vious years. Evan Lee, an employee,
said Shaman Drum's closing was
the reason behind the addition of
Many of the books Shaman
Drum typically carried were for
obscure and advanced courses. Of-
ten, professors for these courses
would only give their book lists to
Shaman Drum. As a result of the
surge in orders of these types of
books from professors, Michigan
Book and Supply ran out of plastic
sleeves used to hold the cards that
identify books for specific courses.
However, not all professors
chose to continue ordering books
through local stores.
"Quite a few more students have
come in asking for books that were
not ordered," Lee said. The students
"were told (by their professors)
they could be ordered online."
This trend has become more
common in recent years, with the
increasing tendency of professors
to post textbook requirements early
on CTools, Wolverine Access and
the UBook program offered bythe
Additionally, students often look
online or to their peers for lower
prices even before they return to
Ann Arbor in the fall.
Shaman Drum owner Karl Pohrt
contends that these developments
contributed to his store's downfall.
"My sense was it was decided
to put everything online to make it
easier for students," Pohrt said. He
also said he understood "the idea
See TEXTBOOKS, Page 3A
res. hall welcomes
By JILLIAN BERMAN
The brand new Stockwell Resi-
dence Hall boasts amenities one
would be hard-pressed to find in
other residence halls.
The computer lab's giant moni-
tor and Web cam and the atrium's
natural light enable Stockwell to
offer a different type of on-campus
But for LSA sophomore Seena
Tehrani, one of the first men to
live in the formerly all-female
residence hall, there's only one
change that really matters.
16 monthsmin the making.
"We're celebrating the past and
the future today' Coleman said at
Stockwell's renovation was
part of Coleman's Residential Life
Initiative, a program that has in-
eluded the construction of the
one-year-old Hill Dining Center
and North Quad Residence Hall,
which will open next fall.
In addition to the physical
changes to the building, the resi-
dence hall boasts two other major,
new features. The residence hall,
which has been all female since
it was completed in 1940, will be
coeducational for the first time.
It will also house a new living-
learning community focused on
Joseph Varilone, a community
center assistant who lives in Stock-
well, said the Sophomore Year Ex-
See STOCKWELL, Page 7A
Speakers stand behind microphones at thec
"When you come down the
stairs to the bottom, it looks like
you're in Hogwarts," he said.
President Mary Sue Coleman
and other University officials cut
the maize and blue ribbon to re-
open Stockwell officially yester-
day. The renovated residence hall,
which houses sophomores, juniors
and seniors but no freshman, was
Group: Muslim teen attacked in Ann Arbor
By MATT AARONSON edly, pulledoffhertIslamicheadscarf used during this attack, we urge attackers rather than the five al-
Daily News Editor - or hijab - and dragged her to a local, state and national law en- . leged by CAIR.
The Michigan chapter of the
Council on American-Islamic Re-
lations said in a press release yes-
terday that a group of teenage stu-
dents attacked a 16-year-old girl of
Iraqi heritage on a school bus in
Ann Arbor Tuesday.
The family of the girl told CAIR
that the assailants hit the girl repeat-
home nearby, according to the press
release. CAIR-MI Executive Direc-
tor Dawud Walid told the Detroit
Free Press that the assailants were
five African American teenagers.
According to the press release,
the attackers shouted "Fuck Ar-
abs, they are dirty" during the al-
"Because of the slurs reportedly
forcement authorities to consider
hate crime charges for any perpe-
trators arrested," Walid said in the
The girl required six stitches
for the injuries to her face.
Ann Arbor Police Lieutenant
Angela Abrams confirmed to the
Daily that there was an assault and
battery on Tuesday involving two
She said the AAPD had no other
details at the time, but would have
more information Thursday morn-
ing at 10 a.m.
Dawud Walid did not return
phone calls late last night.
This is a developing story.
Check michigandaily.com for
updates throughout the day.
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