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News Briefs
Project impacts medical campus streets

Installation of a new underground duct bank from the North Ingalls Building along Glen Avenue, Fuller Avenue and Maiden Lane to the Eye Center expansion project is expected to require lane reductions and sidewalk closures through the end of the year. The initial work will require the two-week closure of Glen Court and the north entrance to the lower level of the Glenn Street Parking Structure. The northbound curb lane of Glen Avenue to the Fuller Road intersection also is expected to be closed. The pedestrian stair from West Medical Center Drive to Glen Avenue is scheduled to remain open except when excavation work is directly in front of the steps. Work is scheduled to be completed in December.

Flu shots offered to public

With flu shot season beginning, the Health System's Michigan Visiting Nurses are presenting a series of flu shot clinics to the public throughout the area. Flu shots are $33 and pneumonia shots are $84. Payment options include cash, check and credit card, as well as Blue Care Network, CareChoices, Health Alliance Plan, M-Care, Medicare Part B and Priority Health. For clinic dates and times through Oct. 30 call (888) 547-7295 or go to www.umvn.org.

Campus safety handbook available

The Department of Public Safety has announced that the 2007-08 edition of the Campus Safety Handbook is available. To get a copy of the 34-page book, go to the DPS Web site at www.umich.edu/~safety/clery.pdf. Hard copy versions are available from several administrative offices and main libraries, including the Office of Student Affairs, the Admissions Office in the Student Activities Building, and any DPS neighborhood office. The handbook is a resource for issues of campus safety, including emergency services, safety tips, University policies and state laws and additional support services.

Regents meeting Oct. 25

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting Oct. 25 in the Michigan Rooms in the University Center, U-M-Flint. Public comments on agenda items will be taken prior to their consideration. Public comments on nonagenda items will be taken after the regular business agenda is finished. People with disabilities who wish to attend and need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at 764-3883. For more on the regents and for the meeting time, go to www.regents.umich.edu.

Increase in Michigan income tax rate

Effective Oct. 1, the personal income tax withholding rate for the State of Michigan was increased from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent. The annual personal exemption amount of $3,400 remains unchanged. The new tax rate will be used in all payroll payments made after Oct. 1 and may result in a decrease in U-M employees' net pay. Michigan State Treasury officials have estimated the income tax increase will cost the average family of four an additional $157 a year after typical exemptions and deductions. A worksheet to assist in calculating tax withholding is available on the Payroll Web site at www.payroll.umich.edu/taxhelp2007.pdf.

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