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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, June 3, 1980-Page 3
Local Scenemmol-

Regents briefed
on replacement
plan options for
'U' Hospital

The University Board of Regents, in a
special meeting Sunday, received a
briefing on the three "block plans" for
the $200 million-plus University
Hospital replacement program.
University administration officials
did not ask the Regents to approve any
of the basic plans at that time, but may
ask them to do so at this month's
regular meeting on June 19.
BLOCK PLAN A consists of a single
"monolithic" structure which would
house all hospital departments and
support functions.
Block plan B calls for separation of
the ambulatory care section of the
hospital, but would house all other
departments in a huge structure
similar to that of plan A.
Block plan C would separate the
various hospital units into five
separate, but adjoining and connecting
buildings: A diagnosis and treatment
building, an inpatient unit, an
amublatory care building, and two
parking structures.
"WE'RE TRYING to give a full
range of options" for regental con-
sideration, said Doug Sarbach, director
of hospital planning, research, and
The monolithic structure would be
approximately 600 feet long and 300 feet
wide. All three plans, however, would
create approximately 1.2 million
square feet of working area, regardless
of building configuration.
The planning department also
developed two contingency plans for
the hospital's burn center. One would

house the unit as a "contiguous"
building joined to the main hospital
complex; the other would place it
where the east parking lot is now
THE DESIGN OF the project
proceeds in three stages: block plans
(which the Regents may approve this
month), preliminary drawings, and
working drawings.
One construction option open to the
Regents is "fast tracking," which
allows construction to begin before all
the working drawings are completed
(for example, construction could begin
on the first floor of the main buildings
before working drawings for the second
floor were completed).
This construction method would
speed starting and completion dates
considerably, architects told the
WITH FAST tracking, construction of
the monolithic plan A could begin in
1983 and be completed in 1987. Con-
struction of the "modified pavilion,"
plan C, could begin in 1982 and be com-
pleted in 1985.
The Regents, however, have not yet
decided to utilize this construction
Although the Regents did not favor
any one of the plans over the others,
planning department architects
seemed to be pushing for the pavilion
(plan C).
THE ARCHITECTS said there are
not many contractors in the country
who can handle a project the size of
plan A. That would reduce competition
See REGENTS, Page 5

DIGGERS BREAK GROUND Friday for a new well to be used by the Biological
Sciences Department. With its own water supply, the department won't have
to rely on Ann Arbor's chemically treated water, which is killing off their
small aquatic research animals.
Biology deprt. says
chem-i*cals in water
killi research anim als

Raekham euts use
of student aid form

A one-year experiment requiring in-
coming University graduate students
applying for financial aid to submit a
four-page financial aid form is being
largely discontinued, according to of-
ficials of the Rackham School of
Graduate Studies.
The form, known as the Graduate and
Professional School Financial Aid Ser-
vice (GAPSFAS), was distributed this
year in an effort to determine the
"aggregate financial need" of the
graduate student body, according to
Eugene Feingold, acting Rackham
dean. j

THE GRADUATE school awards
financial aid on the basis of merit, not
need, according to Feingold. As a
result, there has been no previous
record of the financial needs of
graduate students.
Rackham staff members felt the
GAPSF'AS form, issued by the
Educational Testing Service (ETS), or
a form similar to it, would compile the
financial information both accurately
and systematically, Feingold said.
Feingold said the finanical aid infor-
mation is necessary to predict how
much money the graduate school will
See RACKUAM, Page5=

B y MAUREEN FLEMING He added, however, that it seeme
It may be safe for humans, but Ann likely that chlorine added to the water
Arbor water is killing salamanders and could kill them.
other aquatic research animals at the WATER MUST be chlorinated accor
University. ding to state law, Sanford said, to kil
Purification chemicals in the water, bacteria and algae. The dosage is si
it seems, are deadly to some biology small that people don't even taste it
department animals, according to Jim Sanford said, but it is enough to kil
Mite, supervisor of technical services small aquatic animals such a:
in the biology department. salamanders and goldfish.
TO SOLVE THE problem, the biology People who own aquariums or pe
department is currently drilling a well supply stores that sell fish usually mus
next to the Natural Sciences building to de-chlorinate the water every time ar
obtain water that is as free of chemicals aquarium is refilled, Sanford said. H
as possible. explained that the biology departmen
Not only do the animals die because may have considered it less expensiv
of the city water, explained James to have its own water supply, rathe
Cather, associate department chair- than dechlorinating every time tank
man, but experiments are confounded were re-filled.
because of varying water treatments. Mite said the biology department ha
The amounts and types, of chemicals in been trying to get the well approved fo
the water may change slightly about ten years.
throughout the year, and this variation The well-digging suffered a sma
leads to undertainty, Cather said. mishap yesterday when a sprinkle
Larry Sanford, assistant superinten- system line was accidentally cut
dent of the city's water treatment causing water to pour into th
department, said he hadn't heard that basement of the Natural Science
city water is killing research animals. building.


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