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Friday, November 6,2009
CVS gets OK
for State St.
University President Mary Sue Coleman talks with the consul-general of China's Chicago consulate at an event launching the University's Confucius Institute yesterday
U opens Confucius Institute
preserve historic she backed the building proposal.
I appreciate work to restore
ding, pharmacy the fa ade of the structure,"
Smith told the council last night.
ill keep facade Councilmember Tony Derez-
inski (D-Ward 2) added that the
By DYLAN CINTI construction team plans to build
Daily StaffReporter from the top down to leave the
fagade intact. Derezinski said the
dents -looking to pick up- Planning Commission was also
iptions or buy toothpaste pleased with the construction
sally havean alternative to team's willingness to keep the
;Apothecary in the form of building's facade.
00-square-foot CVS/phar- Both Derezinski and Smith
emphasized that no large phar-
night, Ann Arbor City mary currently exista for down-
:i1 unanimously approved town residents and CVS will fill
to construct a new CVS/ that void.
acy near the intersection Smith said though she would
e Street and LibertyStreet. prefer a local business to a large
cation, 209 S. State St., was chain like CVS, the store's size
uslyoccupiedbySava'sState will better accommodate the
Cafe and atattoo parlor. downtown community.
terday's resolution came "There's a lot of new residents
approval from the Ann coming into the area and this
Historic District Commis- really fills a piece that's much
nd the City Planning Com- needed," Smith said. "I'd like to
n in May. say this is going to be an indepen-
project, estimated to cost dent local store, but we don't see
lion, will preserve the cur- those in existence anymore."
building's front facade, a Construction will take about
1 Daily article reported. six months to complete, John
tncilmember Sandi Smith Baumann, director of the con-
ard 1) cited the fagade's struction team representing CVS,
vation as one of the reasons See CITY COUNCIL, Page 7A
New center furthers
University effort to
By LINDSAY KRAMER
Chinese dignitaries and Univer-
sity leaders came together at the
University of Michigan Museum of
Art yesterday to hear and see ethnic
Chinese music and performances
to commemorate the official open-
ing of the University's Confucius
The opening of the institute
comes during a recent push by
University officials to strengthen
the University's relationship with
China. University President Mary
Sue Coleman traveled to the coun-
try in 2005 as part of the effort, and
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts picked China as the
semester theme for the 2008-2009
The institute, one of more than
60 in the United States, aims to
develop educational cooperation
between the two countries and
increase Chinese language educa-
tion. The University's institute will
serve as the national leader of insti-
tutes across the country.
In addition, the opening cul-
minates two years of efforts by a
Confucius Institute planning com-
mittee. The institute began as an
effort to pursue Coleman's Task
Force on China, which she began in
2005 to help increase ties between
China and the University.
"We will showcase Chinese art
and culture," Coleman said at the
event. "We will collaborate with
organizations throughout south-
east Michigan. We are going to
share the depths of China's rich
The all-day event began yes-
terday morning with a lion dance
performed by students from the
Chinese Ensemble of Renmin Uni-
versity of China. It was followed
by speeches by both members of
the Confucius Institute committee
from the University and directors
and consuls from China.
While there are more than 300
Confucius Institutes worldwide,
the University's is unique in that it
draws specifically upon the musi-
cal and arts culture in China rather
See CONFUCIUS, Page 7A
0 CAMPUS HEALTH
New study shows mental health
issues on the rise at universities
PENNE A LA PROTEST
Since 2000, students
help has increased
10 to 15 percent
By VERONICA MENALDI
LSA senior Emily Cepla has
been dealing with depression ever
since the seventh grade, but it
didn't really affect her schoolwork
until she reached the University
her freshman year.
"My grades started to suffer
because I couldn't get out of bed,"
she said. "I wasn't going to classes
and I wasn't doing my homework.
It also affected my social life
because since I wasn't getting out
of bed, I wasn't going out."
Cepla's struggle with the
depression continued and by the
time she reached her junior year
she had tried 15 different kinds of
anti-depressant medication and
none of them seemed to work.
And Cepla is not alone.
A recent study by a University
researcher confirms what many
have suspected for some time:
many college students suffer from
mental illness and a sizable por-
tion of them don't seek help.
In an article that has yet to be
published in the Journal of Ado-
lescent Health, Public Health
Assistant Prof. Daniel Eisenberg
writes that 95 percent of campus
psychological counseling centers
surveyed in 2008 reported a sig-
nificant increase in mental health
issues among students.
The article goes on to say that
the proportion of students report-
ing to have been diagnosed with
depression has increased between
10 to 15 percent since 2000.
"Whether that's because stu-
dents are more likely to seek help
than they used to be as opposed to
the possibility that there are just
more students with mental health
See MENTAL HEALTH, Page 7A
Members of the Restaurants Opportunities Committee, which is comprised primarily of University students, walk to the first of
four restaurants they plan on protesting this month. The roughly 100-person group walked into Andiamo's Italian restaurant in
Dearborn, Mich. last night to drop off papers that stated if an agreement between the employees and management wasn't met
in the next two weeks, alawsuit would be filed against the restaurant.
Business School community
remembers Robert Koonce
Awards given for through the Exceptional, Uncon-
ventional esearch Enabling
research projects Knowledge Acceleration (EURE-
KA) program. The program aims
that are usually to promote studies examining
unproven hypotheses that would
swept aside not usually receive financial sup-
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN Dr. Jon-Kar Zubieta, profes-
DailyStaffReporter sor of psychiatry and radiology
at the University Medical School,
Four University researchers who received a EUREKA grant of
have been awarded prestigious $1.2 million, said the NIH uses the
grants totaling $4.7 million from grant to support projects that are
the National Institute of Health often overlooked.
for completely outside the box "They were basically looking
research projects. The grants were for what they call high-risk, high-
awarded for medicine, chemistry impact grants that are maybe,
and engineering, because of complexity or because
The NIH awarded the grants they are more bold, don't typically
(receive) usual funding mecha-
nisms," Zubieta said.
Zubieta researches how the
placebo effect influences patients
suffering from substance abuse
and depression's neurobiological
mechanisms. He hopes to further
his research by' honing in on the
neural systems that cause placebo
effects to occur.
Dr. Joseph Holoshitz, professor
of internal medicine and associate
chief for research in the Division
of Rheumatology at the University
Medical School, also received $1.2
million in EUREKA grants.
Over the past few years,
Holoshitz has been researching
the occurrence of arthrosclerosis
See GRANTS, Page 7A
At tearful memorial,
friends and family
By OLIVIA CARRINO
As jazz music played and a photo
montage cycled through, people
were ushered into Blau Auditorium
late yesterday afternoon for a cere-
mony to celebrate the life of Robert
Koonce, director of Undergraduate
Student Affairs at the Ross School
During the memorial, Koonce,
who died Sunday morning, was
commemorated as a "selfless" man
who believed in each of his stu-
dents. Koonce's colleagues, friends
and students took to the podium,
describing him as a truly "larger
than life man."
Koonce graduated from the
University in 1994 with a Masters
of Arts degree in higher educa-
tion administration and began his
career at the University in 2004 as
a student advisor.
He pioneered MREACH, a pro-
gram that connects high school
students in Detroit and Ypsilanti
with the Ross School of Business.
Koonce also started the Prepara-
tion Initiative, which tutors Univer-
sity students interested in applying
to the Business School at the end of
their freshman year.
Scott Moore, BBA Program
Faculty Director, spoke about his
favorite memories of Koonce at the
event. He said though Koonce was
"a pain in the behind" at times, he
was always a caring, thoughtful
and kind individual.
With tears in his eyes, Rackham
See MEMORIAL, Page 7A
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