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UMHS nurse demonstrates COLEMAN

her support for Proposal 2


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auchamp-Sayraf positive experience as a union
member, and recently appeared
locates for union in an ad on behalf of the "Vote
Yes on Proposal 2" campaign,
rights in local advocating for her belief that
the right to unionize affects the
commerical quality of patient care directly.
Beauchamp-Sayraf said she
LIANA ROSENBLOOM was approached by the Michigan
Daily StaffReporter Nurses Association, a member
of the Protect Working Families
en tniversity nurse Mary- Coalition, and asked to partici-
Beauchamp-Sayraf heads pate in the commercial as part of
polls to cast her vote on the campaign.
sal 2 next month, the con- "I was passionate about it,"
ional amendment isn't just she said. "I was willing to do
er box to check on the bal- whatever it took to help in this
it's personal. cause. I'm glad I did it."
posal 2, a proposed In the advertisement, Beau-
dment to the state constitu- champ-Sayraf dons her MCard,
hat would grant nurses and' which are used as identification
care workers collective in the University Hospital, and
ining rights, will appear said though she was conscious
ichigan's statewide ballot of the accessory, she was speak-
v. 6. Though the proposal ing on behalf of herself, not the
n't force individuals to University.
union if passed, it would She noted she taped over the
tutionally guarantee them words "University of Michi-
ight to do so, allowing gan" and carefully placed her
ng employees to negotiate stethoscope over the word
,the number of nurses per "MCard," adding that there was
it and concerns regarding no involvement on the part of the
dual schedules and assign- University, and no conflict has
s. resulted from her participation
wn Kettinger, the com- in the campaign.
ations director of the "I took very careful precau-
gan Nurses Association, tions to obliterate the University
here are currently no laws affiliation," she said.
ding issues like maximum University spokeswoman
and the number of patients Kelly Cunningham wrote in a
urse, making the proposal statement that the University did
portant provision. not note any specific issues con-
e're working very hard cerning the ad, and encourages
ss this proposal because political participation among its
at it means to our nurses: employees.
g a voice and being able to "The (University) fully sup-
ate for the safety of their ports participation of our
its" Kettinger said. employees in political activi-
her 26 years as a nurse, ties, provided they are acting on
hamp-Sayraf said she has their own behalf and using their
iad the opportunity to join personal time and resources,"
n at the University Hospi- Cunningham wrote in an e-mail
here she has worked as a statement. "We do ask that they
ered nurse in the Univer- make it clear their actions rep-
cardiovascular center for resent their personal individual
st nine years. views, and not say or imply they
added that she has had a are acting on behalf or under the

endorsement of the university.
Beauchamp-Sayraf said she
experienced the benefits of col-
lective bargaining firsthand
during her union's last negotia-
tion with UMHS. Prior to nego-
tiations, there was no minimum
rest period required between a
worker's on-call hours and his
or her regularly scheduled shift.
However, after union discus-
sions, the nurses at the Universi-
ty Hospital now have a minimum
nine-hour rest period between
the two duties.
Dawn Kettinger, the com-
munications director of the
Michigan Nurses Association,
said there are currently no laws
regarding issues like maximum
hours and the number of patients
per nurse, making the proposal
an important provision.
"We're working very hard
to pass this proposal because
of what it means to our nurses:
having a voice and being able to
advocate for the safety of their
patients" Kettinger said.
Beauchamp-Sayraf said hav-
ing well-rested nurses automati-
cally increases the quality of
patient care.
"I can tell you that there is
a world of difference between
my nursing career outside of a
unionized hospital, where I had
no representation, and the expe-
rience that I have now, with rep-
resentation," Beauchamp-Sayraf
said. "The difference is incred-
She added that she hopes the
proposal will pass to ensure all
locations of employment have
the opportunity to participate in
collective bargaining. She noted
that a well-rested nursing staff
leads to fewer medical errors,
which ultimately brings down
health care costs.
"I think a lot of times, admin-
istrators lose that aspect of the
bottom line," she said. "When
you have adequate nurse staff-
ing, that is the most cost-effec-
tive way to deliver safe care."

the country that this is not that
unusual," Coleman told SACUA.
However, in the report among
a group of other institutions, the
University seemed to have the
worst relationship between the
Department of Public Safety and
Hospital Security. The reported
noted at other schools includ-
ing Ohio State University and
the University of Chicago, their
security units were more effi-
cient at their work and coopera-
tive in their functions.
Coleman also noted that pos-
sible candidates for the Univer-
sity's next general counsel have
been found and that the search is
in its "final stages."
In March, Law School Prof.
Suellyn Scarnecchia, the Uni-
versity's former vice president
and general counsel announced
she was stepping down to take at
faculty position at the lawschool.
Debra Kowich was appointed the
interim general counsel in May.
Previously she served as an asso-
ciate general counsel leading the
public higher education practice
University Provost Philip
Hanlon also spoke at the meeting
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in the Fulbright program," Peck-
ens said. "Our grantees worked
very hard to develop their pro-
posals and we are proud to have
them representing the Univer-
sity in their various host coun-
Ken Kollman, the director of
the University's International
Institute, said the experiences
made possible by Fulbright are
"life-changing" and often help
people in their future careers.
"For many (participants),
it catapults their careers into
either newer academic fields or
into areas of professional activity
involving expertise in a particu-
lar country, expertise in par-
ticular realms of international
transactions and international
negotiations," Kollman said.
Kollman said he is pleased
with the hard work of the Uni-
versity students, adding that the
advising staff is also dedicated
to helping students during the
application process for future
"I'm just very proud of them
and also wish them the best, and
just thinkthey are what this Uni-
versity stands for," Kollman said.
"They can focus on a specific
project but at the same time put
it in enough context that people
that are funding these positions
see these as important not only
for the people but for the regions
and areas of the world that
they're going to."
LSA graduate and current Ful-

and answered questions at the
meeting. Hanlon and Coleman
both mentioned the importance
of digital learning and lauded the
University's role in the progress
of Coursera, a free online web-
site offering a variety of not-for-
credit courses from universities
around the world.
"The courses have been really
interesting, and the enrollments
have run between about 20,000
and 130,000" Hanlon said. "They
seem to have attracted quite a
bit of interest. I think it's been
really a positive thing for our
campus. There's been a lot of fac-
ulty interest; that means that our
faculty are creative, thinking of
possibilities, and that's what we
They noted that while many
students signed up for the Uni-
versity's courses, only 10 to 15
percent have completed them,
which Coleman attributes to the
need for personal interactions
between professors and stu-
"When everything is virtual,
the physical becomes more pre-
cious," Coleman said.
Faculty questioned Hanlon
about providing more grant-
based financial aid to Detroit stu-
dents in light of a recent pledge
by the University of Chicago to
assist students in the city.
Hanlon said it was not a fair
comparison because while pri-
vate institutions like the Uni-
versity of Chicago are able to
bright grantee Elizabeth Koselka
graduated lastspringafter study-
ing anthropology and Spanish.
She is currently in Madrid, Spain
pursuing an English teaching
"For me, this is my first real,
new experience of really get-
ting to know new people and a
new lifestyle, so that is opening
my eyes a lot to all of the other
opportunities that will follow,"
Koselka said in a phone inter-
view. "All of it is an adventure.
Every dayI challenge (myself) to
do something I could riot do last
Koselka, an Ann Arbor native,
said since her program started in
the beginning of September, she
has been adjusting to her new
lifestyle and trying to immerse
herself in the culture.
"I'm also very excited to have
that moment where I feel like
I belong totally in Madrid,"
Koselka said. "I'm definitely still
clearly foreign, and I'm looking
forward to when people ask me
directions. That's sort of a thrill
for me."
Koselka added that she hopes
the program will help in the
future when she applies for a
Ph.D. in anthropology, and said
she ultimately wants to work as a
professor of social anthropology.
"I feel much more confident
applying for that specific oppor-
tunity after having this ... field
experience," Koselka said. "It's
an extraordinary opportunitysto
engage and get to know people
that I don't have other things in
common with."

LSA graduate Louis Cam-

initially charge full tuition for
every student and give:discounts
to those who qualify, the Univer-
sity starts off by offering reduced
in-state tuition to every resident,
utilizing a lot of funding that
could be otherwise. allocated
toward financial aid.
He added that $100 million is
given to students in grants every
year, and the discount given to
in-state students totals about
$440 million.
SACUA members also ques-
tioned Hanlon about the budget
and the rising cost of tuition, and
urged the University to be more
transparent about what goes
into the budget and what causes
tuition increases.
Hanlon admitted that at an
average increase of slightly
more than 5 percent annually
was "pretty high," but said most
of the increases were due to
decreases in federal and state aid
and increases in financial aid.
He added that the University
had done well cutting costs com-
pared to other universities, not-
ing that only 2.3 of the 5-percent
annual increases were because of
increased costs.
Hanlon said despite the effi-
ciencies provided through cost
cutting programs, they might
hurt the University in national
rankings such as the U.S. News
and World Report, which consid-
er the expenditure-per-student
ratio in its decisions.
"The more you spend, the
higher you're going to get
ranked," he said. "If there was
ever a disincentive to operate
efficiently, it's right there."
pana, an English and Russian
double major and Fulbright
grantee pursuing an English
teaching assistantship in Mos-
cow, Russia, said in an e-mail
interview he hopes to teach his
Russian peers about the reali-
ties of American culture.
"I'm hoping to achieve a bet-
ter understanding of this coun-
try, given its rocky history with
the United States," Campana
said. "Most of the people I've
talked to have this fairytale idea
of what constitutes America and
it's been great gaining and clari-
fying that perspective. It's amaz-
ing how much more I've learned
aboutour country by living here,
and I kind of want to take that
knowledge back home."
Andrew Kohler, who received
his Ph.D. in musicology from the
University, is in Germany using
his Fulbright grant to continue
research for his dissertation on
German composer Carl Orff. He
said in an e-mail interview the
grant also provided him with a
six-week course to improve his
"Fulbright also provides a net-
work of support, both in terms
of the other grantees, who have
proven to be wonderful friends,
and through the office, which
has been helpful in getting us
settled with all of the necessary
paperwork," Kohler said.
Kohler added that though
gathering data and using the
grant to finish his dissertation
by May 2014 is his primary goal,
he also hopes to also enjoy his

time in Germany on a personal

From Page 1
wich line manager saved the life
of an elderly woman living in the
Kingsley Street home.
Zingerman's bought the prop-
erty, which serves as the ground
for the new, two-story rectan-
gular expansion. Previously,
the eatery rented out available
property in the area to fill the
urgent need for space. Saginaw
said having the chance to design
a building for Zingerman's was a
rewarding experience.
"We've never been able to
occupy a building that was
designed with intention," Sagi-
naw said. "It was always what-
ever we could do in the moment
to create the space, and that's
why this building matters so
much to us, because we actually
could think about the best possi-
ble way to serve our guests, serve
our staff and grow from the foun-
dation that we landed in in the
The new building offers many
amenities to improve the work of
employees. A receiving area is a
first for Zingerman's, which pre-
viously conducted deliveries on
the streets. New prep areas in the
basement will assist Zingerman's
Catering and the deli. In-house
refrigerators will eliminate the
need for employees to run outside
to fetch food products. The new
area will also connect to the cur-
rent deli via an atrium that will be
built in upcoming months.
"The whole basement will be
interconnected," Saginaw said.
"it will be like a magical under-
ground city."
Customers will utilize the new
building on the first and second
floors. Punchy colors and graph-
ics featuring Zingerman's des-
serts and delicacies paint the
walls, keeping with the Zinger-
man's brand aesthetic. New seat-
ing areas, includinga south porch
with retractable garage doors and
a second floor patio, will almost
double the amount of seating in
the eatery.
The design of the expansion
differs slightly from the Zinger-
man's Next Door Coffee House,
the current site of all Zingerman's
customer seating. Additions in
the expansion include various re-

used items, including a wooden
bench made from a spruce tree
demolished orr the property.
Saginaw said sustainability was
a key factor in the expansion; the
eatery hopes to receive Leader-
ship in Energy and Environment
Design certification from the U.S.
Green Building Council for its
For customers visiting the deli,
Saginaw explained the experi-
ence will remain the same, with
patrons entering through the
deli and walking through the
retail section of the store before
approaching a glass case and
ordering station in the new atri-
Zingerman's marketing man-
ager Pete Sickman-Garner said
the retail space in the current deli
area will expand after operations
are moved to the new kitchen and
the current kitchen is torn down.
"We can convert all that square
footage into retail space, and it
won't nearly be as crowded for
shopping," Sickman-Garner said.
The final new area for cus-
tomers is the cash register area,
which sits inside an electrid
blue house. Sickman-Garner
explained that the house was
moved in 1902 from the corner
of Detroit and Kingsley streets
when a grocery store was built
in its place. That grocery store
became Zingerman's in 1982,
when Paul Saginaw and Ari
Weinzweig founded the deli.
Original plans for the expan-
sion did not include the building,
but the Ann Arbor Historic Dis-
trict Commission required the
historic building remain stand-
ing. Sickman-Garner explained
the house was moved again to
make room for the new building,
and it was gutted and renovated
completely to create the new
check-out area.
"Looking at it now, I think it
kind of gives the whole thing a
funky character," Sickman-Gar-
ner said.
Along with the new addi-
tions, technological updates
can be found throughout the
eatery, including iPads for tak-
ing orders and a new station for
picking up and purchasing call-
in orders. For Saginaw, this new
change seems daunting, butnec-
"It's hard when you've done
everything by hand for 30 years

to suddenly switch over to elec-
tronic is very hard," she said.
"There are huge efficiencies
to it, and we've already cut the
sandwich making time in half."
Even with iPads, Zingerman's
classic style still remains, with
stands crafted from re-used
pickle buckets to hold the devic-
With the new building, Sagi-
naw said about 60 new jobs will
be created within the eatery.
Zingerman's Co-founder Paul
Saginaw said he hopes the new
expansion will meld with the
rest of the eatery.
"We wanted to carry the look
and feel of the last 30 years over
into the new building, but we
certainly wanted to have better
public restrooms and better seat-
ing and improve production,"
Saginaw said, referring to the
new, modern restrooms in the
Art & Design freshman Stu-
art Rosemurgy, a Zingerman's
employee, said the large expan-
sion seemed overwhelming ini-
"I didn't like it at first, but
after learning the ropes, I started
to really like it," Rosemurgy said,
adding that he thinks the expan-
sion matches the aesthetic of the
other buildings in the eatery.
LSA freshman Kendall Gor-
don, who was visiting the deli
with friends, said she was excit-
ed that the additional seating
wouldreduce time when trying
to find a table.
Along with the deli, Zinger-
man's owns eight other busi-
nesses in Ann Arbor that are
independently managed, Sick-
man-Garner said. He added the
renovation of the deli is the larg-
est renovation project for the
company, which cost about $6.7
With the opening of the
expansion, Saginaw said with
the deli will face new challenges
in shifting over to a different sys-
"This is the biggest expan-
sion, renovation that any of the
businesses have ever done. And
the scariest," Saginaw said.
"Because we like to do our best,
and we like to do everything
right and we know we'll make
mistakes, but we want to make as
few as possible. And so, this is a
big threshold for us to Cross."


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