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Matt Green writes that despite its
grandiosity, North Quad has flaws
no one wants to talk about.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
'U' is making
space for new
IF YOU BUILD IT. THEY WILL COME
At SACUA, Vice
Provost Pollack also
talks budget cuts,
faculty health plan
By CAITLIN HUSTON
Daily Staff Reporter
Martha Pollack, the University's
vice provost for academic and bud-
getary affairs, told the faculty's
leading governing body yesterday
that University officials are work-
ing to make sure there will be
enough space to accommodate the
150 new faculty members who are
expected to begin working at the
University in the upcoming years.
Pollack said that because not all
of the faculty members are com-
ing to campus at the same time,
there should be enough space to
accommodate everyone. She added
that some of the faculty will also
be housed in the North Campus
In her talk to the Senate Advi-
sory Committee on University
Affairs yesterday, Pollack also
answered questions about the Uni-
versity's cost cutting plans and the
faculty health plan.
Of the faculty members expect-
ed to arrive on campus in the
near future, 100 were or will be
hired through University Presi-
dent Mary Sue Coleman's 2007
faculty initiative, and the Univer-
sity expects to hire SO more using
money centrally allocated in this
Pollack said the University will
repurpose unoccupied classrooms
to be used as faculty offices since
the University has alow classroom
utilization rate of 49 percent.
In response, Stephen Lusmann,
associate voice professor and a
member of SACUA, raised a con-
cern about the lack of practice
rooms available for students at
the School of Music, Theatre and
Dance. Pollack answered Lus-
mann's question by saying she
believes the University has allo-
cated money to create new rooms.
Pollack also told SACUAthat the
University won't cut anything that
detracts from its core educational
mission in order to meet its bud-
get goals in response to a question
from one of the faculty members.
Instead, Pollack said the Univer-
sity will decrease energyusage, cut
down on maintenance costs and
possibly ask the deans of multiple
schools to reduce their budgets in
order to meet its reduction goals
See SACUA, Page 3
Construction on the outdoor rink for the Big Chill at the Big House hockey game yesterday. The game - which pits the Wolverines against Michigan State - will be
played on Dec. 11 and is expected to break the record for the largest attendance at an outdoor hockey game.
G RE E N NGA NN A RBO R
With new re cycling sseA
and campus participation spikes
cial says recycled Coca-Cola bottle is now over.
Thanks to a new system imple-
aterial brought mented this summer, Ann Arbor's
recycling bins are now nondis-
plant has more criminatory. .
Since the program was
than doubled launched on July5, University and
city officials say single-stream
By CLAIRE HALL recycling has led to an increase in
For theDaily recycling activity. The city cred-
its the program with more than
frustration of seeing only doubling the amount of recyclable
recycling bins when you material being brought in to the
just want to recycle your refurbished Ann Arbor Materials
and Transfer Recovery Facility
In the new system, Ann Arbor
residents and participating busi-
nesses no longer have to sort their
recyclables into separate bins.
A new sorting line at the MRF,
which receives recyclables from
the City of Ypsilanti and Eastern
Michigan University in addition
to the City of Ann Arbor and the
University of Michigan, does
that job instead. The system also
allows people to recycle a wider
range of plastics.
on campus this semester, accord-
ing to University Recycling Coor-
dinator Alison Richardson.
"We are working building by
building to transition the cam-
pus by fitting bins with new lids
labeled 'Recyclables' that accept
both paper and container recy-
clables," Richardson wrote in an
e-mail interview. She added that
not all buildings on campus have
See RECYCLING, Page 3
Ann Arbor's pets: Why
campus is nuts for squirrels
DINING NEAR CAMPUS
North Quad has had mixed
impact, State St eateries say
strange behavior due
to too much human
By VERONICA MENALDI
Though most students were
probably reaching for umbrellas
and raincoats during yesterday's
torrential downpour, according
to Ecology and Evolutionary Biol-
ogy Prof. Philip Myers, they should
have been looking at the squirrels.
"Next time you're out in a rain
storm, watch the squirrels," said
Myers, whose research focus is
in small mammals. "Watch how
they use their tails; they use it as
an umbrella. They are able to be
active almost irrespective of the
The strange behavior of squir-
rels in Ann Arbor has become a
source of fascination for both stu-
dents and visitors to the city. And
according to Myers and squirrel
enthusiasts at the University, their
chubby looks and friendly demean-
or are largely due to the increased
human interaction they experi-
ence around campus.
The city's squirrels have grown
accustomed to the rich source of
food humans provide them, which
to an extent increases their chanc-
es of winter survival, Myers said.
He added that humans' behav-
ior toward the squirrels affects
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Student influx still
not enough to offset
effects for some
By KATE HUMMER
For the Daily
The opening of the North Quad
Residential and Academic Com-
plex this August has put hundreds
of students in direct proximity to
South State Street eateries. While
a few restaurants have seen a sig-
nificant increase in business, oth-
ers located right next to North
Quad say they aren't reaping the
benefits of a larger customer base.
North Quad residents say the
limited hours of the dining hall
- lunch is served from 11 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. - cause many students
to resort to eating out.
LSA junior Kristin Kopec, a
North Quad resident, said living
on South State Street is conve-
nient for finding restaurants to
dine in, and cited Noodles and
Company and Potbelly Sandwich
Shop as her frequent choices.
Panera Bread, which is locat-
ed on North University Avenue
about one block from North Quad,
has seen a large increase in cus-
tomers. Panera employee Tenia
Harris, an Eastern Michigan Uni-
versity student, said the cafe has
been busier compared to last fall.
"It's usually really busy
between 10 (a.m.) and 4 (p.m.) .
The lines are out the door," Har-
Cosi, an eatery on South State
See NORTH QUAD, Page 2
CA PUS WAT ER ING O L ES
BTB, Charley's owners aim to lure
townie crowd with new venture
A squirrel poses for a photo on the Diag yesterday. According to Prof. Philip Myers,
Ann Arbor squirrels get too much food from all their human interaction.
their reproductive patterns as
well. Squirrels have two breeding
periods; one in the fall and one in
the spring. When resources are
scarce, they will only breed dur-
ing one period. But given their
abundant source of food, Myers
said Ann Arbor squirrels probably
breed during both periods.
However, Myers said the townie
squirrels consequently act a little
differently than common squirrels
due to their constant feeding and
interaction with humans.
"It makes them actin a less nat-
ural way," Myers said. "However,
it doesn't have any detrimental
effects on their well-being."
He said squirrels have also been
known to make their disapproval
of certain human activities clear.
"They've learned to expect peo-
ple to feed them," he said. "They'll
let you know that they're annoyed
if you don't feed them."
Myers added that since urban
squirrels already live in unnatu-
See SQUIRRELS, Page 3
Alley Bar offers
cocktails in 'dive'
By NEETHI SRINIVASAN
Campus favorites BTB and
Good Time Charley's are better
known for their drink specials
and collegial atmosphere than
for providing classy drinks. But
the bars' owners are getting into
the "townie" market with their
recent acquisition and revamp of
Alley Bar, which they hope will
become the hot spot for getting a
Alley Bar - located on 112
West Liberty St. - has been a
part of Ann Arbor's bar scene for
more than 30 years, and has expe-
rienced various changes in own-
ership over its lifetime. The bar
re-opened at the end of the sum-
mer after being acquired by the
owners of BTB and Good Time
Charley's, who implemented sev-
According to Ryan Trzcinski,
marketing director of BTB busi-
nesses, the new management
took time to update the look ofthe
bar and increase the selection of
drinks available to patrons.
"We cleaned it up a whole lot,"
See ALLEY BAR, Page 2
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