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Bollinger to take reins Feb. 1

By Jeff Eldridge
I)ialy Staff Reporter
Jan. 1, 1997, will not only herald the start of a new
year, but the beginning of a new era in University his-
tory. On New Year's Day, Lee Bollinger will begin a
month-long 'transition period on campus, before
> ming the next leader of the University.
fer using January to settle in, the Dartmouth
College provost will officially take over the presiden-
cy Feb. 1.
"He's going to use the time to meet with people and
talk about the things he should talk about as presi-
dent," said Vice President for University Relations
Walter Harrison.
Harrison said he expects Bollinger will use most of
the transition month to reacquaint himself with the
University community and the expectations of its
nbers, rather than as a period of apprenticeship
under interim President Homer Neal.
Bollinger could not be reached for comment yester-
The start of his term, however, comes considerably

sooner than many previous estimates, which ranged
from April to June 1997.
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield Hills) said
members of the Board of Regents are excited to start
working with the University's new leader.
"It feels great," Deitch said. "It feels full of possi-
bility. I am very enthusiastic about Mr. Bollinger's
presidency. I think he will be an extraordinary leader
of the University, and I can't wait for his active tenure
to begin."
A transition period for incoming presidents is not a
new concept. Former President Robben Fleming spent
four months on campus prior to taking office, but
James Duderstadt did not have a transition period
between his time as interim president and his selection
for the full-time post.
Harrison said the details of Bollinger's employment
contract with Dartmouth College were altered to pro-
vide for a more rapid transition.
Laurel Stavis, director of public affairs at Dartmouth,
said Dartmouth is working to provide a smooth transi-
tion for Bollinger. "We want to make this a happy tran-

sition for Lee and the University of Michigan," Stavis
said. "Any way we can help in this quick and easy tran-
sition, we are more than happy to do so."
Harrison said the seven years Bollinger spent as
dean of the University's Law School give him a strong
foundation to start his presidency.
"Lee has spent most of his career here, so he has less
of a learning curve to begin with," Harrison said. "I
think a lot of people around here - not the least of them
Homer Neal - are eager for Lee to become president."
Neal, who is a highly respected physicist, has spo-
ken frequently about his excitement to return to the
physics lab to continue his research.
Deitch said Bollinger will manage the transition
effectively and "hit the ground running" as president.
"It's pretty straightforward," Deitch said. "We're
anxious for the Bollinger era to begin. ... He is not a
stranger to this campus. lie's only been gone for 2 1/2
Lisa Baker, associate vice president for University
relations, said there has been no decision about when

By Prachish Chakravorty
B y Staff Reporter
ising numbers of U.S. college stu-
dents are studying overseas, many ven-
turing past traditional destinations in
Europe to universities farther afield -
in Africa, Australia and the Middle
East, a recent survey found.
The number of American students
studying abroad rose 10.6 percent to
84,403 in 1994-95, continuing a 10-
year upward trend, a report released
yesterday by the New York-based
, itute of International Education
"As recently as a decade ago, study-
ing abroad was considered a luxury,"
said Richard Krasno, the institute's
president. "I think it's now considered a
more instrumental part of undergradu-
ate education."
Carol Dickerman, director of the
University's Office of International
P, rams, said the trends are visible at
"More (University) students than
ever are going abroad," Dickerman
said. "Students still want to go to
Europe more than any other destina-
tion, but more students are considering
non-traditional places."
Dickerman said study-abroad pro-
grams are no longer viewed as being
specifically for language students.
Now students with various back-
wonds think about spending time
rseas, a trend supported by a grow-
ing number of University staff.
"I think there's a recognition that
(studying abroad is) an important part
of undergraduate education,"
Dickerman said. "What you see is peo-
ple coming back and saying 'It changed
my life."'
Kelly Kostrzewa, who graduated
from the University in 1994, studied
ad twice and said she values the
experiences of going overseas.
"I had studied abroad in high school
as an exchange student. The experi-
ence was extremely positive,"
Kostrzewa said. "I could become a
member of (a different) community
and culture by living there (and learn
more this way) as opposed to reading
about it"
Both her trips were to Europe, and
ltrzewa said that although she
id like to visit Europe again,
there are other places she wants to
"Probably somewhere that I have a
friend. South America and Japan ... but
it might be a while," she said.
While Australia, China and Costa
Rica reported large percentage
increases in American students,
Britain still hosted the most - 19,410
ients, or 23 percent of all study-
a oad students.
France, Spain and Italy ranked sec-
ond, third and fourth with 7,000 to
7,900 students.
University students seem to mirror
the national trend in their choice of
snrly-nmon dstination.

Lee Bollinger visited campus in November to be officially selected by the Board of
Regents as the 12th University president.
Israel eyes
spots in Jorda

Holiday lights:
Students returning from the Thanksgiving break,
wasted no time in preparing for the next set of hol-'
idays. Getting into a festive mood, students deco-
rated their rooms in residence halls. '.y;ir>
Above: Sophomore Chris Newth hangs strings of
holiday lights around his South Quad room yester-
day. Newth also enjoys playing Christmas music
during the holiday season.
Right: First-year student Jill Karg decorates a tree
in South Quad last night to brighten up her room.
Photos by MARGARET MYERS/Daily

Los Angeles Times
JERUSA LEM -Even as the Arab
League condemned his expansion of
Jewish settlements, yesterday Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
approved construction of hundreds of
new homes in the occupied Jordan
Valley and vowed that Israel will retain
control of the area in a permanent
accord with the Palestinians.
The move to fortify Israeli sovereign-
ty in the lush strip of West Bank land
came days after Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak warned Netanyahu in a
letter that settlement expansion threat-
ens to "destroy" relations between
Israel and its Arab peace partners.
And it came as Jordan's King
Hussein told British Broadcasting
Corp. television he is becoming impa-
tient with Netanyahu's lack of progress
in negotiations with the Palestinians
and that he fears for the future of the
peace process.
"Without visible progress in imple-
menting agreements reached earlier
between the Israeli government and the
Palestinians in particular, we are at the
mercy of events," Hussein said in yes-
terday's interview. "Anything could
happen that could throw us completely
off the track we have chosen."
The hard-line Netanyahu rejects the
premise of trading occupied land for
peace that underlies the agreements his
predecessors from the Labor Party
signed with the Palestinians. Although
he has promised to uphold the accords,
Israel and the Palestinians have been

Armed Jewish settlers unload a refriger-
ator outside Joseph's Tomb in the West
Bank city of Nablus yesterday.
deadlocked for weeks over the terms of
an Israeli troop withdrawal from the
West Bank town of Hebron that is
required by an interim agreement.
In the last six weeks, Netanyahu has
moved decisively to expand Jewish set-
tlements in what Arab leaders view as a
violation of the spirit of the agreements.
Netanyahu allowed the sale of 3,000
apartments that had been frozen during
the previous peace negotiations and
authorized the construction of 3,000
new units in the West Bank settlements
of Emmanuel and Kiryat Sefer.

The Associated Press
In Rome, taxi drivers distributed AIDS leaflets.
Across Thailand, gas stations offered free con-
doms. In South Africa, Nobel laureate Desmond
Tutu went on TV to urge people to practice safe
World AIDS Day was marked with renewed
vigor around the world yesterday after a U.N.
agency reported an accelerating death toll, with
nearly a quarter of the 6.4 million AIDS deaths to
date occurring in the past year.
In 1996, 3.1 million people were infected with
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, bringing the total
number of people with HIV or AIDS to 22.6 mil-
lion, UNAIDS said.
The war on the disease got graphic in Asia, the
site of an AIDS explosion.
Activists posted photos of an emaciated AIDS
victim in Beijing's central Zhongshan Park near
the ancient imperial palace, along with posters that
read, "The risks of careless sex and lifestyle



Specter of finals looms

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By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
For many students, Thanksgiving memories
faded fast as they hit the books to prepare for
upcoming finals.
LSA sophomore Jeff Soutar said he enjoyed
being home and relaxing, but now he had to con-
centrate on school again.
"That's why I came back early, to catch up on all
the stuff I promised myself Id do when I was home,"
Soutar said. "I can't wait until finals are over."
Many students like Soutar said they took their
books home with good intentions, but most were
too busy visiting family and friends or catching up

library (at home) to attempt to do my research, but
I ended up just reading."
Although most students went home for a long
weekend away, a small minority stayed on campus.
Sung Park, who is originally from Seoul, South
Korea, where her parents and siblings still live,
stayed in Ann Arbor for Thanksgiving.
"I went to my aunt's house," said Park, an LSA
senior. "She lives in Ann Arbor."
Park said Thanksgiving has always been differ-
ent for her. She said she hasn't seen her family in
Korea since last summer.
"1 think I'm going to go home for next sum-
mer," Park said,
Eastern Michigan University senior Jose


Members of an AIDS awareness group display a
memorial quilt to honor victims ofrthe disease in
Taiwan during a world AIDS awareness day activi-
ty in a Taipei park.
An estimated 800,000 of Thailand's 60 million
people have the HIV virus, and 50,000 more have
died of AIDS.
In the Philippine capital of Manila, about 250
people joined in the I I 4-mile "First National
AIDS Walk."
In Taipei, the Taiwanese capital, an AIDS aware-
ness group displayed memorial quilt patches to
honor victims of the disease.
Photo exhibitions carried the message in India,

on much-needed sleep.
LSA first-year student
Michael Cooper said the
Thanksgiving break was
"I went crazy trying to
see all of my friends at once.
I got to see them all, but for
very little time," Cooper
said. "I might have read a
page of my Buddhist book.
"No, that's a lie, that did-

"I'm mad I'm
back 'cause I have
to do research and
study again.
- Tiffany Matthews
y ("A

Coelhr, who is from
Angola, also stayed in the
"The city was kind of
empty," Coelhr said.
Coelhr said neither he
nor his girlfriend, a
University student, have
family here, so they agreed
to have dinner together.
Even though the campus



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