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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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UNIVERSITY HOUSING
Pipe bursts
soak halls,
displace
residents
Students in East ing all water and setting up fans
and dehumidifiers in the affected
Quad, Oxford rooms, Logan said. He added that
students' personal items that
return to flooded were soaked by water from the
broken pipe have been sent for
residences cleaning.
The University will be provid-
By ALLANA AKHTAR ing alternate rooms during the
Daily StaffReporter cleaning process. Logan said stu-
dents should contact University
A handful of students return- Housing if they need assistance
ing to campus this week found finding temporary lodging or to
their rooms flooded and dorm report items damaged by the leak.
buildings in need of repair. Logan said he believes most
East Quadrangle Residence rooms will be dried out by Friday
Hall, which reopened in 2013 and students will be allowed to
after a year of renovation, and return by Monday at the latest.
Oxford Residence Hall reported "We will continue to keep in
pipe damage on Monday morn- touch with them when we know
ing and Tuesday morning, when their rooms are habitable,"
respectively. Though record low he said.
temperatures from the recent LSA freshman Ava Tavrazich
snowstorm caused the break- was displaced from her room
age in Oxford, the cause of East Tuesday due to the leak in East
Quad's leak remains unknown. Quad after she received a call tell-
University Housing spokes- ing her she could not move back
man Peter Logan said there were into her room until Friday. Uni-
17 rooms affected by water infil- versity Housing arranged a tem-
tration in East Quad, impacting porary room for her in West Quad
31 students. University mainte- Residence Hall, where she said
nance workers are continuing to they would drive her after gath-
dry and clean rooms by extract- See PIPES, Page 3A

ALLISON FARRAND/Daily
Students and Ann Arbor residents fill Au Bon Pain as it opens for business in the old University Club at the Michigan Union Tuesday.
Union debuts Au Bon Pain

Cafe chain fills
former home of
University Club
By RACHEL PREMACK
Daily NewsoEditor
Early morningstudiers rejoice
there's a new bakery in town.
After months of renovations,
the Au Bon Pain cafe and bakery
opened Tuesday on the first floor
of the Michigan Union. Dur-
ing its opening, the cafe served
ready and custom-made sand-
wiches, salads and bakery items
to a small crowd of students and

Ann Arbor residents.
Michigan Union director
Susan Pile said she was pleased
with the opening day turnout,
considering Tuesday's sub-zero
temperatures and not all stu-
dentshad moved back to campus.
A student-centered opening day
with free samples and perfor-
mances will welcome more stu-
dents on Jan.16.
Au Bon Pain replaces the
University Club, which opened
in 1937 and closed this sum-
mer. Renovations, which began
in late August and ended at the
end of the Fall 2013 semester,
were conducted to maintain the
Union's heritage while updating

.the space for modern students,
Pile said.
Pile added that the Univer-
sity took care to ensure the new
restaurant preserved the space's
character, including the Univer-
sity Club's original entry arch
and flooring.
"We were really intentional in
working with the arch of Au Bon
Pain that we didn't want to take
just their cookie cutter operation
and put it here at Michigan," Pile
said.
To keep the space University
focused, student photography of
the campus is also featured in
the restaurant.
Seating is in a room adjacent

to the serving area and includes
between booths, group seating
and couches. This seating struc-
ture allows Au Bon Pain to be
used as a study and gathering
space for students.
"They heard us in honor-
ing what is the Michigan Union
and what is the tradition here,
but updating it to make it more
usable for student needs today,"
Pile said.
Laura Seagram, marketing
and communications special-
ist for the Union, said the space
can accommodate a stage and be
used for poetry slams, a capella
shows and other student events.
See AU BON PAIN, Page 3A

CITY GOVERNMENT
Council*
agenda
finished
from '13
Site plans, old
resolutions quickly
approved in year's
first meeting
By WILL GREENBERG
DailyNewsEditor
The first Ann Arbor City
Council meeting of the year was
shorter than usual as council
members moved quicklythrough
old and new business.
The Monday meeting, held on
one of the coldest nights of win-
ter thus far, featured a handful
of the city's homeless and their
advocates who came to voice
their concerns about having ade-
quate shelter during the danger-
ously cold weather.
Several speakers during the
public commentary addressed
See COUNCIL, Page 3A

HOSPITAL
Twelve hospitalized
in intensive care for
HiNi virus at UMHS

NICHOLAS WILLIAMS AND ALLISON FARRAND/Daily
LEFT Ann Arbor resident Matt Wilkin shovels his car out of a snow bank during the ice and snow storm Sunday.
RIGHT Snow covers campus following a storm making it difficult for students to return for classes.
Classes compmencedespite
below-zero temperatures

After notorious
2009 run, swine
flu hits hard again
By IAN DILLINGHAM
Daily News Editor
Twelve patients at the Uni-
versity Hospital are receiving
treatment in the intensive care
unit after contracting the HINT
influenza virus - the same
strain seen in the 2009 "swine
flu" pandemic.
Dr. Sandro Cinti, professor
of infectious diseases, said sev-
eral of the patients have been
placed on an advanced form of
life support known as ECMO -
extracorporeal membrane oxy-
genation. While the procedure
is intended to give patients more
time to recover from their dis-
ease, Cinti said it is both "very
serious" and a "last resort" for
the most seriously afflicted
patients.
All twelve patients are cur-
rently breathing with the help
of mechanical ventilators and
receiving aggressive treatment
to prevent infection while doc-

tors treat the underlying influ-
The patients range in age
from 22 to 58 and most were
considered healthy prior to con-
tracting the disease. This range
is consistent with 2009 infec-
tion patterns, which showed
younger demographics infected
at a higher rate than the elderly,
who were most likely exposed
to a similar form of the disease
many years ago.
H1N1 was most widely publi-
cized during 2009 - prior to the
creation of a vaccine - when it
killed over 470 individuals in
the U.S. Despite fadingfrom the
public spotlight, the disease has
been present in every flu season
since the pandemic, Cinti said.
"Last year it was just at a very
low level, but this year it's the
main flu going around," Cinti
said.
Since the current flu vaccine
is designed to protect individu-
als against the HINt flu strain,
doctors at UMHS speculate the
12 individuals currently in the
ICU did not receive the vaccine,
or were infected before it was
able to take effect.
See H1N1, Page 3A

Provost requests
accomodations for
stranded students
By MICHAEL SUGERMAN
Daily StaffReporter
As temperatures fell below
zero degrees across much of
Michigan, University admin-
istrators and staff are work-
ing to counteract the effects of

extreme weather conditions as
students return to school for the
start of the winter semester.
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said the campus will
not close for the extreme weath-
er and classes will not be can-
celed on Wednesday.
"Wednesday is the day that
is forecast to turn around a bit,"
Fitzgerald said. "Because of
the campus' largely residential
nature, it is really unusual for
the Ann Arbor campus to close

because of weather."
However, Fitzgerald advised
students who may be unable to
return to campus on Wednes-
day due to the weather to keep
in touch by email with their
instructors:
"What we've learned in the
past is that professors are very
much understanding of those
situations that are out of the
control of students," he said.
In an e-mail, University Pro-
See TEMPERATURES, Page 3A

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