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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, February 7, 2014


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Dr. Himanshu J. Patel performs a new surgery to help repair thoracic aortic aneurysms at the Cardiovascular Center of the University Hospital Wednesday.
N e e
New device use in surgery

University has
pledged $300,000
for renovations while
new location sought
Daily StaffReporter
After years of requests to the
University and a demand from
the Black Student Union on Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Trot-
ter Multicultural Center will soon
receive $300,000 from the Uni-
versity for renovations and a new
center will be built in the future.
Now, it just needs to be planned
it out.
To that end, students converged
at the current Trotter Center
Thursday night to discuss plans
for the new building and create
teams to contribute to the plan-
ning process moving forward.
The Trotter Center, named
after William Monroe Trotter,
an early civil rights activist, first
opened its doors in 197L The orig-
inal center was built as a result of
a movement in which Black fac-
ulty, staff and students protested
for Black students to havea space

of their own.
However, the original struc-
ture burned down in 1972 and the
center was subsequently relocat-
ed to its current location, a former
fraternity house on Washtenaw
The New Trotter is a student
lead initiative working along side
the Black Student Union to make
good on the seventh BSU demand,
asking for a new student space for
the Trotter Center.
The three primary goals of the
New Trotter is to prioritize reno-
vations for the current building,
find a location closer to campus
for a new building in the next
three to five years, and to find bet-
ter funding for the center, Public
Policy senior Fernando Coello
A team of administrators met
with the New Trotter group and
will continue to in the next com-
ing weeks.
At the meeting, students
formed groups and talked about
what Trotter means to them and
why the Multicultural Center is a
critical part of the University.
Over 40 students brainstormed
ideas for the new center at the
end of the meeting. Among other
See TROTTER, Page 6

UMHS doctors
perform historic
procedure with
heart graft
Daily StaffReporter
With Valentine's Day around
the corner, doctors at the Uni-
versity of Michigan Health Sys-
tem are looking to mend some
broken hearts.
UMHS surgeons made his-

tory on Jan. 21 by performing a
new surgery to repair thoracic
aortic aneurysms, the cause of
approximately 10,000 deaths
in the United States each year
according to the Centers for
Disease Control. The procedure
performed at the University
Hospital involved the first-ever
implantation of a new type of
heart graft, the Gore TAG Tho-
racic Branch Endoprosthesis.
Cardiac Surgery Prof. Himan-
shu Patel, Radiology Prof. David
Williams and Surgery Prof.
Jon Eliason performed the first
two surgeries with the newly

approved device. The Gore TAG
is unique in its ability to reach
a portion of the heart that has
generally been difficult to treat.
Heart grafts are a commonly
used treatment for heart aneu-
rysms, which occur when there
is a weak spot in a blood ves-
sel. The pressure from blood on
such weak spots can cause them
to bulge, which can eventually
result in the vessel rupturing.
The aorta is the largest blood
vessel in the body, so it is par-
ticularly dangerous for an aneu-
rysm to occur in that area near
the heart. An aortic rupture

can result in massive internal
bleeding, which is fatal without
immediate treatment.
The aorta runs from the
heart through the chest before
descending to the abdomen. A
thoracic aortic aneurysm is an
aneurysm that affects the aorta
in the thoracic, or chest, area.
Patel said aneurysms near the
arch of the aorta are much more
difficult to treat than those near
the abdomen or other areas.
"Aneurysms that encroach
within the arch vessels are a lit-
tle harder to treat because of the
See SURGERY, Page 3

Noodles shop
to fill former
Borders space

Slurping Turtle will
serve up ramen and
Japanese cuisine
Foodies rejoice: Slurping
Turtle, a new Japanese restau-
rant, expected to open in the
spring near campus.
Takashi Yagihashi, a nation-
ally renowned chef, will open
the noodle restaurant in the
former Borders building on
East Liberty and Maynard
The menu will include hot
and cold appetizers like sashi-
mi, maki rolls and duck fat
fried chicken, assorted types
of ramen, bento boxes and rice
Prices for ramen will range
from $13 to $14 and bento boxes
- which contain a variation of
different foods - cost about
Yagihashi, who was a
guest contestant on Iron Chef
America, runs two restau-
rants, Takashi and the original
Slurping Turtle, both in Chi-
cago. Through Slurping Turtle,
Takashi hopes to recreate some
of his favorite Japanese comfort
foods and bring the same expe-
rience to the guests, according
to the restaurant's website.
Slurping Turtle will open

alongside Knight's Steakhouse,
Huntington National Bank and
Sweetwater's Coffee & Tea,
subdividing the previous Bor-
ders building into four separate
venues. Knight's Steakhouse
will tentatively open in March
and Huntington National Bank
is already open.
Tomukun Noodle Bar, a sim-
ilar restaurant, is also located
on East Liberty Street, just
down the block from Slurping
Turtle. As both restaurants
feature variations on ramen,
the two will likely compete for
Tomukun's prices will be
lower than Slurping Turtle by
a few dollars on average. Addi-
tionally, Tomukun's menu adds
a Korean fusion to the recipes
while Slurping Turtle is more
heavily influenced by Japanese
Some students are skepti-
cal about Slurping Turtle's
chances of success, as its main
customers will be students on
a budget and many are already
comfortable with Tomukun.
While some students are
skeptical of the how success-
ful Slurping Turtle will be due
to its high prices, others said
they are willing to try the new
LSA sophomore David
Chang said he is more con-
cerned with pricing over other
factors. He added that he is
See NOODLE, Page 6

Law students Carlyn Williams (left) and Samantha Honea (right) introduce LUNAFEST Film Festival at Mendelssohn
Theatre Thursday. (Tracy Ko/Daily)
LUNA hosts screening of
shortfim honoring wom---en

to change
layout of
many shops
Forever 21 to
expand, four
others to move
to new spaces
Daily StaffReporter
Before hitting familiar stores
at Briarwood Mall, shoppers will
likely need to check a map.
Briarwood Mall announced
plans last week to relocate sev-
eral stores after completing an
extensive renovation in Novem-
ber. During the upcoming transi-
tion, Forever 21, a clothing store,
will expand into a new location
and five other stores will move to
new spaces within the mall.
The expanded Forever 21 will
reopen at the end of 2014 in the
JCPenny wing of the mall, but
the existing store will remain
open during the transition.
"It is a fantastic opportunity
for Forever 21 to expand its size
and offer more selections for
its customers, like University of
Michigan students," said Hollon
Kohtz, a public relations rep-
resentative for the mall, in an
e-mail interview.
In a press release, Denise
Murray, Briarwood's director of
marketing and business develop-
ment, said she is excited about
the progress.

Student ors put on the films it will feature and
b then selects organizations to
event to bust female screen the movies throughout
North America. This festival is
stereotypes the first time it's been screened
on campus since 2007 and the
By EMILIE PLESSET first time it has been organized
Daily StaffReporter by Students Against Rape, the
group that organizes the Take
Students and Ann Arborites Back the Night Ann Arbor Rally
gathered Wednesday in the and March inApril.
Michigan League to watch The program featured nine
short films by and about women short films ranging in duration
as part of LUNAFEST, a film from four to 20 minutes, all of
festival created and funded by them created by women and
LUNA, the makers of a women's all addressed topics pertaining
nutritional bar. The traveling to women around the world.
film festival aims to celebrate Many of the films have garnered
women throughout the world awards and critical acclaim and
through film. been distributed around the
Each year, LUNA chooses world.

"The idea is to bring women
together in their communi-
ties while highlighting women
filmmakers," said Law student
Carlyn Williams, co-leader of
University Students Against
Some of the films included in
the festival are "Granny's Got
Game," which follows a compet-
itive basketball team of 70-year-
old women and "Flying Anne,"
which documents the challeng-
es faced by an 11-year-old Dutch
girl as she copes with Tourette's
"This is areallygoodopportu-
nity for people to see women in
their communities doing things
in their everyday lives and not
See LUNAFEST, Page 6

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