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Monday, May 18, 2009
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

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NOTEBOOK
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no abnormalities.
There was some minor land
contamination in a land parcel not
actively used by Pfizer, and the
company issued a voluntary clean
up. The University and Pfizer are
currently working with the Michi-
gan Department of Environmental
Quality to discuss the transaction
and how to correct it.
John Cameron, a member of
the Dickinson Wright PLLC law
firm who dealt with the real es-
tate transactions of the Pfizer ac-
quisition, said that Pfizer repre-
sentatives were very cooperative
throughout the due-diligence peri-
od and helped the University reach
its .goal of completing the transac-
tion in June.
"All along the road Pfizer folks
were very cooperative, were work-
ing toward the same goal that we
were working toward and had a
successful consummation in trans-
action, which we're going to have
in about a month."
REGENTS
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ties each year.
"If you're going to pay people
and you're going to have increases
in your supplies, which you always
do, and in your food costs, which
you always do, then you have to
manage that some way or you re-
duce the quality, lower services for
students and lower food value for
students, which I don't think is a
good bet," she said. "We did a very
good job, I think, of balancing all
of those needs and coming up with
those increases"
Coleman added thatshe thought
the cost increase was reasonable in a
time when the most of the residence
halls are in need of infrastructure
renovation.
"I'm pretty comfortable with
(the room and board rate increase)
and I think we've done a very good
job with trying to manage costs at
a time when we're trying to update
some of our worst halls," Coleman
said. "We haven't done a lot in the
last 35 years, except for life safety,
and so I think students are going to
get a good value for their money."
The University recently com-
pleted the renovation of Mosher-
Jordan and the Hill Dining Center,
which cost approximately $65.1

According to Baier, the pur-
chase is expected to produce 2,000
to 3,000 jobs in the next decade.
Provost announces 200 faculty
promotions
University Provost Theresa
Sullivan announced 200 faculty
promotions from the instructional,
research and clinical tracks, which
she and academic reviewers from
various schools and colleges had
been reviewing since the fall.
The regents approved 149 cases
from the instructional track. Cases
from research and clinical tracks
are not approved by the regents.
Sullivan said that faculty pro-
motions "are one of the most im-
portant activities of the University"
every year because the decisions
that she and academic reviewers
make about promotions "shake the
University well into the future."
According to Sullivan, the se-
lection process begins every fall
when academic reviewers from
each school and college review
faculty members who are eligible
for promotion and/or tenure. The
million, and is underway with the
renovation of Stockwell, valued at
about $39.6 million. In addition,
the University is building North
Quad, located at South State Street
and East Washington Street, and
has approved plans to start the
renovation of Couzens Hall.
Coleman also said that the cost
increase will go into a financial aid
package for the cost of attendance
so that students who need financial
aid will be able to have room and
board as part of their entire cost of
attendance.
Residents of Northwood Com-
munity Apartments will pay an av-
erage increase of 1.9 percent more
than last year for monthly rent,
which represents an increase of
approximately $21 a month for an
unfurnished two bedroom unit, ac-
cording to Harper.
The 1.9-percent increase for
Northwood Community Apart-
ments covers the projected general
costs for maintaining the apart-
ments for the 2009-2010 academic
year.
University Housing developed
the room and board rate increases
for the 2009-2010 academic year in
collaboration with the Residence
IHalls Association, the Northwood
Community Apartments Rate Re-
view Committees and University
administrative staff.

schools and colleges then conduct
thorough and careful reviews of the
teaching and research of each can-
didate and make a decision about
recommending the faculty member
for tenure or promotion.
Schools and colleges also
gather reviews about candidates'
research from experts outside the
University.
Sullivan said that this was the
second year that the entire process
was handled electronically.
University spokeswoman Kel-
ly Cunningham said that it's too
soon to calculate how much the
approved promotions for this year
will cost.
Cunningham said that last year
the promotions cost about $1.9
million, and because this year's
number of approved promotions is
about the same, University officials
anticipate about the same cost.
Cunningham added that fac-

ulty promotions are a planned part
of the budget every year. Last year,
faculty promotions composed 22
percent of the general fund.
Regents approve building of
new soccer stadium
Regents also approved plans to
build a 26,000 square-foot soccer
stadium, estimated to cost about $6
million.
The stadium will be located
west of the Varsity Tennis Center
on South State Street at the site
of the three soccer fields added in
2008. Athletic department resourc-
es and gifts will fund the project.
According to a press release
issued at the meeting, the sta-
dium will add grandstand seating
for 2,200 people, two team locker
rooms, restrooms and concession
stands for spectators and a press
area.

Bill Martin, the director of in-
tercollegiate athletics, said in the
press release that "the goal is to
create a European-style stadium
with seating on both sides of the
field."
Martin also stated that some of
the seats could be covered depend-
ing on costs. Currently, the soc-
cer fields only provide temporary
bleachers for spectators.
Greg Ryan, the University
women's soccer coach, said in the
press release that the stadium will
"benefit our players, fans and will
play a key role in helping us recruit
future quality student-athletes as
we continue to rebuild the wom-
en's soccer program."
The Michigan architectural
firm Jickling Lyman Powell As-
sociates Inc. will design the sta-
dium and schematic drawings will
be presented at a future regents
meeting.

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