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Monday, July 10, 2000

One hundred nine years ofeditoriafreedom


Eeplace Tower Records


By Anna Clark
and Hanna LoPatin
Daly taffReporters
After buying out the lease to Tower
Records, the School of Public Health
will be moving between 75 and 100
ademic offices into the music store's
.mer location on South University,
said Zac Johnson, the records sales
manager for Tower Records.
Diane Brown, the University's
public information officer for facili-
ties and operations, confirmed the
move, attributing it to the school's
recent acceptance oftgrant money,as
well as the drive to meet "basic
They're pretty tight in their current
location," she said, referring the the
siAool's main buildings near the med-
ical campus. "They have pretty chal-
lenging surroundings."
Brown said there will be some

minor renovations to the space before
the offices begin operation in
September. Despite rumor's ignited
by Burger King's recently emptied
space in the same building, the
University has no current plans to
buy out any other businesses in the
Tower Records complex.
Senior Associate Dean for Research
and Facilities at the School of Public
Health Robert Gray said that the space
will be used primarily for the continua-
tion of two projects.
One of the projects will be studying
"various aspects of social inequity as
they apply to health,"Gray said.
Staff on the project will be working
with National Institute of Health and
the Michigan Interdisciplinary Center
on Social Inequities.
The other project that will find its
home in the old Tower Records build-
ing is going to be funded by the United
See TOWER, Page 2

Leap of faith

Thomas Deegan, a doctor at the University Hospital, demonstrates one of the new tools that came as part of the
emergency room renovation. This mannequin will assist doctors in diagnosing children's diseases by simulating them.
New emergencytroom
opens in hospita
By Laura Deneau department within the University Barson said the influx of patients is
Daily Staff Reporter medical school, responding to a soci- due to the aging population, a nation
etal need for a distinct branch of wide trend, as well as recent hospital
The University Hospital's health care that recognizes the unusu- closures in the area, and advances in
Emergency Department will move al demands of emergency cases. medical technology.
into its new Pediatric, Adult Care and The number of emergency visits at "People who wouldn't have sur-
Clinical Decision Units today, fulfill- the University Hospital ED rose from vived are now able to lead normal
ing the first phase of a major depart- 45, 207 in 1991 to 60,000 in 1999, lives with longer life expectancies but
mental expansion and the long-tenn while 40 percent of Hospital patients this requires more visits to the hospi-
goal of Emergency Services Director, were admitted directly from the ED. tal and a higher demand for health
William Barson. The increase in emergency room services, Barson said.
In 1999, the Emergency activity has facilitated many of the The advances in available health
Department became an independent recent changes. See ER, Page 7

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Havel to receive honorary degree

By Seva Gunitskiy
Daily Staff Reporter
Aside from serving as president of the Czech
Republic for the last eight years, Vaclav Havel
has been a playwright, an author and an avid
spokesman for human rights. This September he
will add an honorary law degree from the
University to his lengthy list of accomplish-
This week at the University Board of Regents
meeting, the Regents will be asked to approve

Havel's nomination for the honor. The
University is planning to conduct the ceremo-
ny on Sept. 5, after which Havel will partici-
pate in a program titled "Globalization's
Intellectual Challenge".
"There is no doubt in my mind that President
Vaclav Havel is one of the truly great men of the
twentieth century," said Brian Porter, University
assistant professor of history.
"His constant defense of civil and human
rights through the years is truly impressive. He
See HAVEL, Page 3

'Sporto' Johnson, a tandem jumpmaster at SkyDive Tecumseh lands a
tandem jump with a first-time jumper on Saturday.

Professors push for higher salaries Dave storms CoPa
uroge differences in salaries between professors have The Dave Matthews Band plays the
tCESF pushing for equity at the University. first concert at Comerica Park.
NEWS, Page 3 AR'1S, Page 8

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