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March 24, 1995
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By Ronnie Glassberg
Daily Staff Reporter
President Clinton will address Michigan
State University graduates at their spring com-
mencement on May 5, ending speculation that
he would speak at the University of Michigan's
The White House announced yesterday
he locations of Clinton's commencement
speeches this year. Besides Michigan State,
the President also will speak at the U.S. Air
Force Academy on May 31 and Dartmouth
College on June 11.
Michigan State President Peter McPherson
announced the news to the campus in a press
conference yesterday afternoon.
"I am so very pleased that the President
has honored MSU by agreeing to be convoca-
tion speaker," McPherson said in a statement.
"I look forward to being there on May 5."
Brad Thaler, student assembly chairper-
son for the Associated Students of Michigan
State University, said students were ecstatic
about the news.
"We're very excited that the President
chose to come to Michigan State," Thaler
said. "We're excited about what it says about
higher education in the state of Michigan."
The White House said Clinton will ad- Julie Neenar
dress several issues in the commencement or Vice Pres
"This series of speeches will allow the Presi- the White H
dent to discuss his ideas for preparing the nation at commenc
for the 21st century in the areas of domestic "I'm real
policy, economic policy, and national security," pointed," N
according to a White House statement. politics in wl
Thaler said students are not overly con- really disapp
cerned about the political aspects of the speech. The Uni
"I think they're just excited to have a sitting year for the
president. I think it is an honor that he is ment. "We
recognizing us," he said. and I'm sur
Michigan Student Assembly President on campus,
n had hoped to have either Clinton
sident Al Gore as this year's com-
speaker, and she wrote a letter to
[ouse appealing for their presence
lly disappointed. I'm highly disap-
eenan said. "I understand it's all
here they send the President, but I'm
pointed he's not speaking here."
versity issues an invitation each
President to speak at commence-
're happy for (Michigan State),
e they're very pleased to have him
" said University spokeswoman
Peterson said the University will likely an-
nounce its commencement speaker in early April.
A White House official said yesterday that
Gore's schedule for commencement addresses
will be announced next week.
Clinton's speech will mark the first time a
U.S. President has addressed a Michigan State
graduating class since 1907, when Theodore
At the University, George Bush spoke at
commencement in 1991, and Lyndon Johnson
addressed graduates in 1964. In 1993, Hillary
Rodham Clinton spoke at commencement.
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Mike Legg moves the puck down the ice during Michigan's loss to Lake Superior State at Joe Louis arena last Saturday.
ICers favored as NCAs sta
By Amy Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
In a narrow victory, Michigan
Party candidates Flint Wainess and
Sam Goodstein squeaked past their
Students' Party opponents by 130
votes, Election Director Christine
Young said at 2:30 this morning.
The Michigan Party garnered
1,210 votes, the Students' Party col-
lected 1,079, while the Wolverine
Party took 818 votes.
Young estimated voter turnout to
be between 10 and 15 percent. The
actual voter turnout, representative
results and the ballot question will be
tabulated this weekend. Due to the
small margin of victory, ballots were
recounted at 1:30 a.m.
"We really wanted to make sure
because there was only a 130-vote
difference," Young said.
After a three-week push ofcompeti-
tive campaigning, the newly elected
MSA president and vice president said
they are relieved to see elections end.
"It was a wonderful campaign and
the incredibly high voter turnout gives
us a mandate other parties didn't
have," Wainess said.
Tuesday will mark the first meet-
ing of the elected officers and repre-
sentatives, and Wainess said he is
excited to meet the new assembly and
to begin fulfilling campaign prom-
ises. "I'm excited to work with other
parties and the new assembly to ac-
complish the common goals we all
have," he said.
Current MSA President Julie
Neenan, a Michigan Party member,
said her seat will be in safe hands. "I
couldn't be happier," she said. "MSA
is going to continue to ascend and to
do wonderful things. It's going to
make leaving much easier."
Last night, as one party celebrated,
six other tickets watched their efforts
over the past month come to a sad close.
Several candidates, however, are
currently representatives on MSA, and
will continue their involvement in as-
Mike Christie, the Wolverine Party
presidential candidate, is currently the
chair of the academic affairs committee
and said he plans to keep working on
"I will still be around," Christie
said. "I think it's time for me to pass
on academic af-
fairs because I've
been involved for
three terms. But
there is definitely
a lot more work to
be done on the text-
Waness Rose said she will
continue her ef-
what, we just have
to have the grace
and dignity to
move on. I'm go-
ing to work on new
ways to bring the
Goodstein - ment to the stu-
dents," Rose said.
Banners, fliers and tea bags have
paid off for candidates as poll workers
have reported a high voter turnout.
"This is the most I've ever seen
since I've been working here," Young
said. "(On Wednesday) I had to switch
polling boxes three times in a five-
hour period. It was great."
While voting on the second day is
traditionally slower, Business junior
Amy Andriekus worked both days in
the Fishbowl and reported little dif-
ference in voter turnout. "It's been
pretty even yesterday and today. There
has been a continuous, non-stop flow
of people," Andriekus said.
By Darren Everson
Daily Hockey Writer
When Steve Guolla backhanded
the puck through Will Clarke's legs
during overtime of last Saturday's
CCHA semifinal, Ron Mason knew
his Spartans would get a shot at the
league title - but that's all he knew.
The Michigan State coach had no
idea what effect that goal would have
on the NCAA Tournament selection
process. That's because the commit-
tee that decides who plays for the
national title didn't make its decision
known until the next day.
Mason has a pretty good idea now.
"If (Bowling Green) had won, we
both would've gotten in," Mason said
of the tournament scenario that devel-
oped, which didn't include the second-
place Falcons. "They're a good team,
but I knew they were on the bubble."
So, Guolla's goal not only gave the
Spartans their seventh straight victory,
it also helped create half of a West
Regional that shapesup this way: Fifth-
seeded Michigan State (25-11-3 over-
all) faces No.4 seed Wisconsin (23-14-
4) tonight, with the winner taking on
top-seeded Michigan (29-7-1) tomor-
Both games will take place at the
Dane County Coliseum in Madison,
the Badgers' home arena. This might
not prove to be abig advantage. Despite
winning seven of its last eight home
games, Wisconsin posted a not-so-over-
whelming 13-5-1 record at home.
Although this is Michigan and
Michigan State's first trip to Madison
this year, the three clubs are quite famil-
iar with one another. The Wolverines
have seen the Spartans four times and
beaten them four times, and both teams
defeated the Badgers at the College
Hockey Showcase in November.
"We showed how we can play, but
penalties took us out of the game,"
Wisconsin coach Jeff Sauer said of
the loss to Michigan.
The Wolverines capitalized on the
Badgers' numerous penalties by con-
verting fourof nine power-play chances.
After that setback, Wisconsin won
just five of its next 14 games, playing
itself out of the Western Collegiate
Hockey Association race.
"They're a team not unlike (Lake
State)," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "They didn't start off
strong, but they're playing well now,
and they're doing it with defense."
Much like the Lakers, the Badgers
got their act together in time to win
their league tournament, which guar-
anteed them a trip to the NCAAs.
After eliminating Northern Michigan
and Denver, Wisconsin defeated
Colorado College, the regular season
league champion, for the title.
While the Badgers are on a roll,
the Spartans head into the West Re-
gional on a good note as well -
winners of seven of their last eight.
Unlike Wisconsin, Michigan State has
some prolific scorers in Anson Carter
and Rem Murray. The Spartans, how-
ever, have more than that.
"I think (goalie Mike) Buzak is the
backbone of that team," Berenson said.
The Wolverines, however, are quite
familiar with the senior goaltender and
may have found his weakness.
"We've scored a lot of goals up top
(on Buzak) - that's been the secret,"
Michigan forward Bill Muckalt said
after the Wolverines defeated Michi-
gan State last December.
Tankers on top
by 25 after first
day of NCAAs
By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The Michigan men's swimming
team is a distance team. The "backbone" of the squad is its
group of distance swimmers, Tom Dolan said last night at
the NCAA Championships.
Dolan should know.
Dolan set an American record last night in the 500-
freestyle with a time of 4:08.75.
And when he stepped up to the awards podium at the
*Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Natatorium, he was flanked by the vertebrae that make up
the Wolverines' backbone - third-place finisher John
Piersma (4:16.06), fourth-place finisher Chris Rumley
(4:17.35) and fifth-place finisher Owen von Richter
'U' remembers turmoil
at '65 Vietnam teach-in
By Thekla Fischer
For the Daily
Thirty years ago today, the first U.S. teach-
in on the Vietnam War took place in Ann
Arbor. The all-night event was designed to
inspire public debate over the U.S. policy to
continue fighting in Vietnam.
The escalation of the war effort through
increased bombing and the use of napalm
prompted the protest. "Concern for students
who were being sent to Vietnam" also inspired
the movement, said Elizabeth Barlow of the
University Center for Middle Eastern and North
A lecture series and discussions will be held
this week to commemorate the first teach-in
while promoting greater activism and aware-
ness among U.S. citizens.
Friday - Roundtable discussion wittr1965
:teach-in participants. Angell Hall, Aud. C at
Saturday'-Vigil to raise awareness for war
victims and prisoners. Diag at noon.
Sunday - Parel discussion on U.S.-Middle
East policy. Lorch Hall at 2*p.m.
Tuesday - "Reporters reflection on Current
Obstacles,to Peace." Michigan League,
Vandenburg Room at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday - "The Effects of the Closure .
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