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iegents to meet as Presidential
Search Committee today


gets $8M in state surplus

By Jodi Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents
will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in the
Regents' Room to discuss a profile of
the next University president.
The board, meeting as the Presi-
Ontial Search Committee, will have
an open discussion on characteris-
tics they would like to see in the
successor to President James
"It is a requirement that we com-
municate both to the University com-
munity and to potential candidates
what kind of experience and charac-
ter we will be looking for in the
rson who is going to lead the Uni-

rep en

versity," Regent
R e b e c c a
McGowan (D-
Ann Arbor) said
last night.
"(The discus-
sion) will get
people's views
on the table,"
McGowan said.
McGowan said

Education and
outreach programs set
to receive funding
By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
Because of a large state budget sur-
plus, the University is set to receive
an additional $8 million in state fund-
Provost J. Bernard Machen said the
additional funding is intended to go to
projects that promote "service support
for the state of Michigan."
Lisa Baker, associate vice presi-
dent for University relations, said sev-
eral different projects are under con-

sideration to receive the additional
Baker said those initiatives include
the Center for Learning Through Com-
munity Service, a K-12 institute for
education, economic development out-
reach programs, and a state and local
policy research center.
Vice President for University Rela-
tions Walter Harrison said University
President James Duderstadt has given
indications of where he would like the
money to be spent.
"The president indicated he would
use some part of this for external out-
reach for the state of Michigan,"
Harrison said.
Harrison said the money will prob-

ably be used to nurture new programs.
"It is likely we'll use this to seed pro-
grams rather than fund existing ones,"
he said.
John Truscott, spokesperson for Gov.
John Engler, said the funding results
from a law passed in June 1995.
"There was a state law passed last
year that said if our budget surplus
was above a certain percentage, a per-
centage of that would go into a rainy-
day fund, and a percentage of that
would go back to the universities,"
Truscott said.
"This is the first year when that pro-
vision went into effect."
Machen said there may be some dif-
ficulty in giving out funds that may

the discussion will serve as a follow-
up to the nine public forums held
across the state. The forums were
designed to seek input from the
University's many constituencies,
.including students, faculty and al-


Holiday makes business
boom, lovers swoon

By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
The front window of Normandie Flowers is
covered in a mass of colored paper hearts,
Victoria's Secret is experiencing a boom in busi-
ness and Kilwin's Chocolate Shoppe is expecting
sell boxes of candy by the thousands.
Valentine's Day is here again.
"For those who have people to love,
(Valentine's Day) is an excuse to celebrate the
relationship," said LSA sophomore Samantha
A representative for Victoria's Secret of
Briarwood Mall said Valentine's Day is their
second biggest holiday.
"It's like a mini-Christmas for us," the repre-
sentative said.
Marie Beauchamp, the manager of Condoms
W , said she also notices an increase in business.
"We'll double in business on Monday, Tues-
day and Wednesday," she said.
Business junior Lisa Waclawik, who works at
Normandie Flowers on South University Av-
enue, said the store becomes "really busy" around
the holiday.
Waclawik said red roses are the most popular
item, and that the store is expecting to sell more
than 2,000 this year.
"It's a very traditional thing, red roses," she
*id. "It's something you associate with
Valentine's Day."
Candy stores-are also experiencing a business
Karen Piehutkoski, owner of Kilwin's Chocolate
Shoppe on East Liberty Street, said she expects to
sell thousands of boxes of chocolates this season.
"It's obviously one of the traditional gifts," she
said. "Chocolate makes you feel good."
Going out to dinner is another popular
Valentine's Day tradition.
LSA sophomore Deanna Siegel said she had
Or first date with her boyfriend at Argiero's
Italian Restaurant on Valentine's Day last year.
Siegel said she plans on dining at Argiero's
again this Valentine's Day. "We're probably
going out to dinner where we did last year be-
cause it was our first date."
Amy Boyd, a Business junior, said she also
plans on celebrating Valentine's Day by going
biet Coke sv

Condom Day
ams to fight STDs
By Jamie Shmalo
For the Daily
Valentine's Day makes people think about
love and relationships.
The American Social Health Association
hopes, though, that the holiday also inspires
people to talk more openly about their sexual
Today is National Condom Day, sponsored
by ASHA. The 82-year-old non-profit organi-
zation is backing the day in their mission "to
stop (sexually transmitted diseases) and their
harmful consequences to individuals, families
and communities."4
The group has organized National Condom
Day for more than six years by providing freer
information to people about ST Ds and edu-
cation on forms of safer sex. Services in- wA
elude a brochure titled "Condoms, Contra-
ceptives and STDs" and operating the Na-
tional STD Hotline.
National Condom Day, however, is not theL
only way ASHA works to promote sexual
health awareness. The group provides educa- Picking the
ti'nal services throughout the year but uses the p
day as another outlet.
ASHA spokesperson Elinor Coates said the
day is "another way of heightening awareness
(about STDs), although we run these services Above: Lindsey Azelton (left) and
all year long." Stefanie Daves of Ann Arbor stock up
Marie Beauchamp, manager of Condoms on gag gifts in preparation for
101, a local store that also provides informa- Valentine's Day at a local condom_
tion about sexual health, said she has a positive store.
feeling about programs such as the one run by
ASHA. Rht:FJul ersachento
"It gives people more places to go and has Normandle Flowers' freezer to make a
made them more aware, which is good," flower arrangement for Valentine's Day.
Beauchamp said. Kalt said today is the store's mostar
However, Beauchamp said Feb. 14 should p a ye
be business as usual when it comes to sexual
education. She said she sees a need for days
like National Condom Day but added, "We'resEP

come only once.
"The budget proposal asked for the
$8 million on a recurring basis," Machen
said. "The problem is they gave it to us
only once."
Harrison referred to this dilemma as
"a nice problem to have."
The additional funds were included
in a $22.6 million highereducation pack-
age created last June by State Sen. Joe
Schwartz (R-Battle Creek).
"We were very appreciative of the
funding, and particularly the efforts of
Senator Schwartz," Baker said.
Harrison said the $8-million figure
came from a preliminary report, and
that there will be no confirmation of the
money until April 1.
'U'to fund
building 2
in Chile
By Lisa Gray
For the Daily
Longtime ties between the Univer-
sity and the Carnegie Institution in
Washington, D.C., have resulted in a
joint telescope project to build what
will be the largest telescopes in the
Southern Hemisphere.
The Magellan Project, which began
in 1987 with a partnership between the
Carnegie Institution, Johns Hopkins
University and the University of Ari-
zona, will build two 6.5-meter optical/
infrared telescopes at Las Campanas,
Chile. Used together, the telescopes
will have the light-gathering power of
one 9.2-meter mirror.
These properties will make Magellan
the largest private astronomy facility in
the Southern Hemisphere.
"We anticipate many decades of dis-
coveries at the frontiers of astronomy
using Magellan's superb facilities," said
Augustus Oemler, director of observa-
tories at the Carnegie Institution.
The University, along with Massa-
chusetts Institute of Technology, an-
nounced Monday the signing of an
agreement to join Carnegie, Harvard
and the University of Arizona in the
current funding of the $67.7 million
project. Johns Hopkins left the project
in 1991.
"I think this is going to be really big,"
said University astronomy Prof. Dou-
glas Richstone, principal University
negotiator for the Magellan project en-
The University agreed to fund 10
percent of the project in return for 10
percent of observation time. MIT will
fund 8 to 10 percent in return for 8 to 10
percent of observation time.
The astronomy department will be
covering 75 percent of the University's
operation costs by reallocating their own
funds, Richstone said. Because of this,
they will have one less doctoral fellow
over the next 30 years, Richstone said.
See MAGELLAN, Page 5


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Forged e-mail sent from
'Duderstadt' to students

friends watching
'Friends' pr omotion

By Carissa Van Heest
Daily Staff Reporter
Two of the hottest things on college
campuses right now - Diet Coke and
the TV show "Friends" - are teaming
up to provide students with the oppor-
tunity to host t 'ieir own fully sponsored
viewing parties.
The University is one of 50 schools
*ected to host this promotion. Stu-
dents can register to win a "Friends"
party and claim instant prizes by visit-
ing the table in the Michigan Union
today through Friday between 10 a.m.
and 4 p.m.
One party will be selected to receive
snacks Diet Coke .cushions, banners

to be held at 8p.m. Feb. 22. The Univer-
sity and Michigan State are the only
two in the state selected to participate in
this promotion.
"It is essentially a giant viewing
party," Garza said.
Potential locations for these parties
could include residence hall rooms, fra-
ternities or sororities, Garza said.
"The idea is to have friends watching
'Friends'," Garza said.
The show, which depicts six young
adults who hang out in a coffee shop in
Manhattan, has a huge following among
college students.
"It's the only thing I watch. I have no
time to watch anything else. The half

By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
An e-mail forged under the name of
University President James Duderstadt
was sent yesterday to more than 70
University e-mail groups. The message
followed a series of letters that began
with the recirculation of a year-old rac-,
ist e-mail.
The profanity-laden message was sent
to several academic and extracurricular
group lists, as well as individual stu-
dents and administrators.
"There's a reason I resigned as Presi-
dent," the message began. "So I
wouldn't have to put up with pathetic
losers like all you assholes. ... All of
you quit sending email like this or I will
declare the U-m (sic) invalid and none
of you will get to graduate!!!"
Lisa Baker, associate vice president
for University relations, said she has no
doubt that the message was a forgery.
"nhinid m ipm..d,) i ntth

customer relations at the University's In-
formation Technology Division, said the
message originated from the Student Pub-
lications Building. The building houses
offices for The Michiganensian, The
Michigan Daily and The Gargoyle.
After further investigation, it was dis-
covered the mailing originated from the
Daily offices.
Editor in Chief Ronnie Glassberg said
the Daily was unaware the message had
been sent from one of its computers until
a reporter contacted Burns.
"We are very concerned about this
incident and will investigate this matter
fully," he said. "The Daily plans to
cooperate with ITD in whatever capac-
ity required."
Glassberg said the sender had not yet
been identified.
"The Michigan Daily computers do
not require a password and are easily
accessible to anyone."

went home for Thanksgiving break,"
said Mariana Oswalt, an LSA sopho-
Many students feel the show portrays
situations and people similar to the ones
they encounter in their daily lives.
"We all have people that we know
forever - that familiarity is there,

various locations.
"We have a faithful following," said
Music junior Juliet Bourdeau, who
said she usually watches it with sev-
eral other women in the Martha Cook
TV lounge.
"I either watch it in the TV lounge or
at Not Another Cafe," Helphingstine


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