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NEWS
Dem. primary for A2
mayor draws near
Incumbent John Hieftje faces
criticism from blogger and
candidate Patricia Lesko.
>> SEE PAGE 2
OPINION
Breaking out of the
big city anonymity
Carolyn Lusch learns how to
make friends with strangers
from Ann Arbor to New York.
>> SEE PAGE 5
ARTS
Michael Moore
teams with SAC
Traverse City Film Festival
founder brings student films
up north for second year.
>> SEE PAGE 9
SPORTS
Wolverines hope to
rebound on 0-line
The Michigan football's team
front five has its backbone -
David Molk - finally healthy.
>> SEE PAGE 10

MARISSA MCCLAIN/Daily
Composed of a 10-story residential building and seven-story academic building, North Quadrangle will open its doors this fall to
incoming residents.
North Quad to bring
innovation to campus

LEO CONTRACT
Mediator
called into
negotiation
Lecturers, 'U' remain at
odds over seven issues
in contract talks
By KYLE SWANSON
DailyNewsEditor
After months of ongoing negotia-
tions between University officials and
the Lecturers' Employee Organiza-
tion, a mediator has been brought in to
help the two parties move closer to an
agreement.
The two parties met with a state
mediator on Jul.
19 at the request of
University officials 9
who have made no
secret that they,
are unhappy with
the pace of the
current negotia- KYLE SWANSON
cions, which began
on Jan. 22. LEO's Covering the
previous contract Adminisfc tion
expired on Mayi1S.
"The University bargaining team
continues to be frustrated by the LEO
team's unwillingness to meet more
regularly and forlonger periods of time
to work toward a contract settlement,"
abargainingupdateontheUniversity's
human resources website said.
A similar sentiment was also
expressed at the University's Board of
Regents meeting in May, where several
regents publicly expressed their frus-
trations with the pace of negotiations
during the meeting.
However, LEO President Bonnie
Halloran, a lecturer in anthropol-
ogy, told the Daily in an interview last
See NEGOTIATIONS, Page 7

INDEX
Vol. CXX, No. 145 1 @ 2010 The Michigan Daily
10 michigandailyacom
NEWS ...................................2
OPINION ......................4
CLASSIFIEDS..................... 6
CROSSWORD .. ...........6
A RT S....................................... 8
SU D O KU .............................10
SPO RTS ...............................10

New residence hall
opens in fall, will house
five 'U' departments
By CAITLIN HUSTON
Daily StaffReporter
With brand-new, technologi-
cally innovative classrooms, inter-
active study and lounge spaces and
an internationally focused cafete-
ria and residence hall, North Quad-
rangle is preparing for its grand
opening in the fall.

In an exclusive tour given to
the Michigan Daily, University offi-
cials showcased the 10-story resi-
dential building and seven-story
academic building, which comprise
North Quad. The residence hall
will feature state-of-the-art tech-
nology while supporting interna-
tional involvement and programs
for students. As the construction
progresses, four academic units
and the School of Information pre-
pare for their transition into North
Quad, bringing with them visions
of collaboration and new teaching
methods.
With student move-in on Sep. 3,

North Quad will house around 460
occupants - all of whom are soph-
omores, juniors and seniors - in its
residential building. The academic
building will contain the School of
Information, Department of Com-
munication Studies, Language
Resource Center, Sweetland Writ-
ing Center and the Department of
Screen Arts and Cultures, includ-
ing the Donald Hall Collection.
In the residential building, all
floors will be co-ed and will feature
a mixture of suite-style rooms and
single rooms. The dorm will also
feature central air conditioning, as
See NORTH QUAD, Page 3

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