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CITY COUNCIL
Plan
unveiled
to close
three fire
stations
Fire chief says
proposal would
increase efficiency
By AARON GUGGENHEIM
Daily Staff Reporter
At an Ann Arbor City Coun-
cil work session yesterday, Ann
. Arbor Fire Chief Chuck Hubbard
presented a proposal for restruc-
turing the AAFD from its current
five-station model to a three-sta-
tion model.
The plan proposes closing Sta-
tion 3, at 2130 Jackson Avenue,
Station 4, at 2415 Huron Park-
way and Station 6 near Briar-
wood Mall. It would maintain
Station 1, located on Fifth Street
between Huron and Ann Streets
and Station 5, located near the
Northwood housing area and
reopen the formerly closed Sta-
tion 2, at Packard and Stadium
Streets. In the proposed model,
the AAFD would retain its staff of
82 firefighters and redistribute its
trucks and personnel among the
stations, establishing the battal-
ion chief at Station1.
Two trucks carrying four fire-
fighters would respond to each
fire, meeting the federal Occupa-
tional Health and Safety Admin-
istration requirement that four
See FIRE STATIONS, Page 3

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ACADEMIC COLLUABORATIONS
'U' creates
fellowship
with Dow
Chemical

MARLENE LACASSE/Daily
Krystal Shelton, an Eastern Michigan University junior, purchases art supplies at Michigan Book & Supply yester-
day. The store will close after 23 years of service.
Local book store Closing

$10 million gift will
create program for
300 grad students
By HALEY GOLDBERG
Daily News Editor
DETROIT - In front of the
crowd of about 200 business,
government and academic lead-
ers at a Detroit Economic Club
luncheon at the Westin Book
Cadillac Hotel and a live webcast
audience, University President
Mary Sue Coleman and Andrew
Liveris, chairman and execu-
tive officer of The Dow Chemical
Company, announced a new part-
nership between the University
and Dow.
The program, titled the Dow
Sustainability Fellows Program
at U-M, strives to use academic
collaboration to examine and
solve sustainability issues and
offers a unique fellowship for
nearly 300 master's, doctoral
and postdoctoral students from a
variety of academic disciplines at
the University.
In her address, Coleman said
the program will create 300 "new
leaders" from business, engineer-
ing, law, public policy and other
fields. She explained that the

multidisciplinary nature of the
fellowship will allow the program
to efficiently craftsustainable ini-
tiatives.
"The uniqueness of this pro-
gram is that it is not rooted in one
discipline," Coleman said. "It is as
broad and comprehensive as sus-
tainability is itself. And frankly, I
believe it is the only one to solve
the problems as pervasive as the
ones that we are facing in protect-
ing our natural world."
The new fellowship will be
funded with the help of a $10-mil-
lion gift from Dow over a period
of six years. The Midland, Mich.-
based chemical company creates
chemicals and plastics.
Liveris explained that though
Dow has already integrated sus-
tainability ints business, the col-
laboration with the University
and other groups is necessary to
develop efficient and sustainable
strategies that can be implement-
ed worldwide.
"We recognize that no one
industry - and certainly no
one company - can solve these
challenges alone," Liveris said.
"They're too big, they're too glob-
al, and they're too urgent ... Histo-
ry tells us that if we have a chance
at solving anything, then we need
to pull our collective creativity
See DOW, Page 3

Michigan Book
& Supply owner
in bankruptcy
proceedings
By TAYLOR WIZNER
Daily Staff Reporter
After 23 years, students
accustomed to the conve-
nience of campus bookstore
Michigan Book & Supply will

soon need to find a new venue
to purchase their materials
for school.
The
Nebraska
Book Com-
pany - which ©
owns more
than 280 col-
lege book
stores across
the country - announced that
it would close 38 of its stores,
including Michigan Book &
Supply, located on the cor-

ner of South State Street and
North University Avenue, by
March 31. Ulrich's Bookstore
on South University Avenue,
which the company also owns,
will remain open.
Barry Major, the president
of Nebraska Book Company,
said in a press release the
company hopes that the store
closings will alleviate its cur-
rent financial woes.
"The Chapter 11 process
allows us to initiate store clos-
See CLOSING, Page 3

REGENTS PREVIEW
New $50 million School of Nursing
building proposal to go before board

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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Regents also
to vote on Yost
0 renovations,
Crisler renaming
By PAIGE PEARCY
Daily News Editor
At last month's meeting, the
University's Board of Regents
decided to award contracts to
commence the renovation of
East Quad Residence Hall and
improvements to the residential
quarters of the Lawyer's Club.
This week, the regents will vote
on adding another construction
project - a new building for the
School of Nursing - to the list.
In addition to discussing
reconstruction of the School
of Nursing, the board will also
vote on honorary degrees for the
2012 Spring Commencement
ceremony, including recently
announced keynote speaker
Sanjay Gupta - a University
alum CNN's chief medical cor-
respondent They will also vote
on funding increases to renova-
tions to Yost Ice Arena and the
renaming of Crisler Arena.
Timothy Slottow, the Uni-

versity's executive vice presi-
dent and chief financial officer,
wrote in a communication to
the regents that the new nurs-
ing building will be constructed
to offer space for new meth-
ods of teaching that cannot be
accommodated in the current
building.
"The School of Nursing is
proposing to construct a new
building of approximately
75,000 gross square feet to
accommodate its instructional
space needs, including a clini-
cal learning center with simula-
tion and skill labs and simulated
patient suites in an environment
that will foster collaboration
and community," Slottow wrote.
The University's School of
Nursing was ranked sixth in
the United States last year,
according to U.S. News & World
Reports.
The new building will be
located near the current School
of Nursing building on North
Ingalls Street and is estimated
to cost $50 million, which will
come from the University's
investment proceeds.
PROPOSED RENAMING
OF CRISLER ARENA TO BE
APPROVED

In a communication to the
regents, Slottow and Athletic
Director David Brandon pro-
posed that Crisler Arena be
officially renamed Crisler Cen-
ter.
According to the communi-
cation, Crisler Arena, which
houses the University basket-
ball teams' home courts, was
built in 1967 and was renamed
from the University Events
Building to Crisler Arena in
honor of former Athletic Direc-
tor Herbert Crisler in 1970.
Slottow and Brandon wrote
that the new name would more
accurately describe the build-
ing because of recent improve-
ments and additions to the
space.
The recently constructed
Player Development Center
cost the University $23.2 mil-
lion and offers University
basketball players amenities
such as locker rooms, practice
courts, an equipment room,
and access to medical care.
"Because Crisler Arena is
being expanded and converted
to a more multi-purpose facil-
ity, and the arena portion is
simply one facet of the build-
ing, to refer to it as an arena is
See NURSING, Page 3

fosters green
technology
Pending approval,
new major
to cultivate
sustainability
By JOSH QIAN
Daily StaffReporter
The University's continu-
ing focus on environmental
efforts has inspired the imple-
mentation of a new program
focused on sustainability and
green technology by the Col-
lege of Engineering.
The Department of Civil
and Environmental Engi-
neering is expected to offer
the newly developed Envi-
ronmental Engineering major
in the fall, pending approval
by a committee of the Presi-
dents Council State Universi-
ties of Michigan and by the
University's Board of Regents
at their meeting on Thursday.
If approved, the University
See ENGINEERING, Page 3

AUSTEN HUFFORD/Daily
University students look at Internet memes being used to advertise for candi-
dates for the CSG elections. Elections are beind held on March 21 and 22.

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