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FROST
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According to the School of
Information website, Frost's
professional interests were
in industrial rationalization,
industrial informatics and gen-
der and information technology,
among other areas.
Frost was the great-grandson
of the famous poet Robert Frost.
Frost and his wife Margaret
Hedstrom, associate dean for
academic programs and a pro-
fessor in the School of Informa-
tion, established the Frost Open
Access Fund - a program that
enables open access projects to
use the royalties from Frost's
great-grandfather's work.
Frost was also an active
member of the Senate Advi-
sory Committee on University
Affairs - on which he helped
make key decisions that affect
University faculty - for more
than two years. SACUA mem-
bers spoke in memory of Frost
at their weekly meeting yester-
day afternoon.
SACUA Chair Ed Rothman
said Frost was always enthusi-
astic about his work with the
organization, particularly in
his involvement with the Native
American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, a federal
law which mandates how muse-
ums handle and record artifacts
from Native American tribes.
"Bob's great strength and car-
ing attitude in the face of his ill-
ness were an inspiration to us

all," Rothman said.
SACUA member Kate Barald,
a professor in the University's
Medical School and College of
Engineering, fondly remem-
bered sitting with Frost at meet-
ings where she said he "always
hit the nail on the head" with
his great sense of humor and
reasoning skills.
SACUA member Stephen Lus-
mann, an associate professor of
music, said Frost fought cancer
without self-pity and that he
will miss him as a colleague and
fellow jazz enthusiast.
A Bethesda, Md. native, Frost
was born on Oct. 25, 1952. He
completed his undergradu-
ate degree at Grinnell College,
where he met his wife. Frost and
Hedstrom were married in 1976.
Prior to coming to the Uni-
versity, Frost was an associate
professor at State University of
New York at Albany. Through-
out his career, he held various
positions at higher education
institutions including Carthage
College, Wabash College and
American University.
Frost received graduate
degrees from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and had
several visiting assistant pro-
fessorships before coming to
the University of Michigan in
1995, when he was an associate
visiting professor of history. He
began teaching in the School
of Information in 2000 and
became an associate professor
in 2003.
Frost was diagnosed with
cancer more than two years ago.

Buffalo Wild Wings, said after
the power initially went out,
From Page 1 workers and customers stayed at
the restaurant for about 30 mm-
until they get it done," Auster- utes in anticipation of regenera-
berry said. tion before leaving the premises.
However, according to an Hawkins said power outages
inquiry on the DTE Energy like last night's happen fairly
website regarding the status of often at the business.
power at Corner House Apart- "This happens once every
ments located at 205 South State three or four months because
St., the power was expected to the grids are not updated
be restored sometime between enough," Hawkins said. "They
5 a.m. and 7 a.m. this morning. haven't updated this power grid
The inquiry also estimated the in probably, you know, forever,
approximate number of outages so it has to do with all of the new
in the area at about 1,000 as of businesses sprouting in the area
11 p.m. and no new grids up, so it's just a
As of 10:30 p.m., traffic lights product of time."
at intersections in the area were Lee Tillotson-Becker, house
still'oUt 'of'o'rd'r: SeveVal busi! manager at the Michigan The-
nesses including Buffalo Wild' ater on East Liherty Street, said
Wings on South State Street while only part of the building
were closed by this time as well. was impacted by the outage,
Tim Hawkins, a bartender at the theater was forced to cancel

However, he still taught classes
in the School of Information
during the time.
Students and colleagues cre-
ated a Relay for Life group
called Team Frost to fundraise
for cancer research in honor
of him. Rackham student KT
Lowe, who is on the Relay for
Life team, took two courses
with Frost and considered him
a friend as well as a committed
professor.
"Bob was brilliant and wasn't
afraid to be brilliant," Lowe
wrote in an e-mail interview.
Lowe said the Relay team
has raised $6,000 so far, but the
team members' goal is to reach
$10,000 before the event on
April 9.
Jay Jackson, editor senior
in the School of Information's
Office of Development and
External Relations, wrote about
Frost's passing on the school's
blog, the SI Informant. Jackson
wrote about Frost's legacy and
provided a link in the blog to
donate to the American Cancer
Society.
"Those who knew (Frost)
will always remember him for
his forthright manner, his deep
concern for the welfare of oth-
ers, and his unwavering com-
mitment to teaching," Jackson
wrote in the blog.
Frost is survived by his wife,
Margaret Hedstrom, an associ-
ate dean for academic affairs at
the School of Information.
- Daily Staff Reporter Rachel
Brusstar contributed to this report.
movie screenings.
"The Michigan Theater is
two separate spheres, because
it's actually two separate build-
ings," Tillotson-Becker said.
"The front is on the Liberty
power grid, but the front didn't
go down. The Washington grid
did go down. The screening
room is on that side ... so we
cancelled the 7:15 and the 9:30
screening tonight."
Tillotson-Becker said "DTE
was terrible" and that she was
frustrated by conflicting reports
she had received from DTE
Energy, which claimed on the
company's automated record-
ing that the power would be
restored by 9 pm., but by 10:45
p.m., the power hadnot been
turned back on.
- Daily News Editor Bethany
Biron contributed to this report.
still want Four Loko despite the
absence of caffeine.
"It won't be the same with-
out the caffeine," Barron said,
"I think people will still buy it,
but because it's not the same, it
won't have as much hype."
While the new version of Four
Loko is readily available around
campus, several University stu-
dents stocked up on the old ver-
sion before it became illegal to
sell.
A University student - who
requested anonymity - said
he's one of many students who
purchased large amounts of the
old version as soon as he heard it

was being removed from stores.
He said that since the ban, he
has sold the old version under-
ground, and that his sales have
taken off.
"When the supply goes down,
the demand goes up," he said.

Provost Philip Hanlon (right) seeks input from SACUA members at a meeting yesterday.
However, Rothman cautioned exceptions include independent
against changing the definition studies and classes that are com-
From Page 1 of credit hours with the intent to prised of individual lessons, they
garner more federal funding. He said.
SACUA Vice Chair Gina Poe, said funding shouldn't be sought SACUA Secretary John Lehm-
an associate professor of anes- at the expense of educational an, a professor of ecology and
thesiology and molecular and goals. evolutionary biology, said keep-
integrative physiology, said she "How much learning is what's ing track of credit hours for inde-
thinks the University's current important," Rothman said. pendent study usually follows
policy for determining credit SACUA member Stephen Lus- the two hours outside of class
hours is in compliance with what mann, an associate professor requirement for lab work, but
the Department of Education has of music, said defining credit tracking the actual work done
proposed. hours is important because of would be difficult.
"I don't think that we have to the "immense" amount of federal Hanlon said he would be in
worry about this," Poe said. funding that goes into student touch with the SACUA members
SACUA Chair Ed Rothman, loans. concerning future developments
a University professor of statis- Lusmann and Poe discussed on the issue.
tics, said he likes the flexibility some exceptions to the basic
allowed for this determination parameters for determining - Cece Zhou contributed
from different departments. credit hours for a course. These to this report.
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FOUR LOKO
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products nationwide, leading to
a non-caffeinated version of the
drink that was legally allowed to
be sold.
Gary Breher, manager of
Main Street Party Store on
North Main Street, said he was
surprised to discover that the
new Four Loko is quite popular.
"I'm stunned at how well it's
selling," Breher said.
Breher said the old version of
Four Loko had great sales in his
store, especially right before the
ban took effect.
"The old Four Loko used to fly
off the shelves," he said.
Jerome Kamano, manager of
the Diag Party Shoppe on North
State Street, agreed that the old
version of Four Loko sold very

well - especially after the ban
was announced in November.
Kamano also said his store
"couldn't keep it on the shelves"
at the time.
The new version of Four Loko
- which Diag Party Shoppe
began selling about two weeks
ago - is also selling well, Kama-
no said.
Kamano added that custom-
ers have expressed excitement
about seeing it back on shelves
and are curious if the product
still contains caffeine.
Maher Jaboro, co-owner of
A & L Wine Castle on West Sta-
dium Boulevard, said that his
store has not begun selling the
new version yet.
"We're planning to sell (it),
we just haven't gotten around to
it yet," he said.
LSA freshman Bryna Bar-
ron said she thinks people will

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Author Pauline Kaldas reads selections from her numerous books including "Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Con-
temporary Arab American Fiction," to an audience in Angell Hall yesterday.

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