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One hundred six years of editorial/freedom

Wednesday
December 4, 1996

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Presidents
at home
in office,
dlassroom
By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
When University President-select
Lee Bollinger returns to Ann Arbor
next semester, he will not only be mov-
ing into the Fleming Administration
Building - he also plans to move into
the classroom.
*ollinger, a seasoned scholar on the
First Amendment, said he would like to
continue teaching a course on the ram-
ifications of the amendment while he is
president of the University.
Bollinger will not be the first
University president to split his time
between Fleming and the classroom.
Harold Shapiro taught courses in
economics while he was president.
Interim President Homer Neal,
. se specialty is physics, has taken a
h us from teaching since he inherited
the post of presidency last July.
"It is important for an administrator
to always feel that there's something
you can go back to happily when your
time as an administrator is over,"
Bollinger said.
This will not be the first time
Bollinger has had to balance his duties
as an administrator and as a professor.
3 ng his two-year tenure as
touth College provost, Bollinger
taught a course on constitutional law.
"In a lot of ways he seems like an
average guy, but he is also very brilliant
in his field," said Dartmouth senior
Andrew May. "He is a very graceful
speaker and well liked by everyone
who takes the class."
Bollinger said that although he antic-
ipates the balancing act to be challeng-
, the experience should be rewarding.
it's the best way I know to stay in
touch with what students are doing and
faculty are doing on a daily basis," he
said.
"The heart of the institution is in the
classroom."
Traditionally, University presidents
jave abstained from teaching while
serving as president.
But former University President
Jies Duderstadt said that although he
not teaching in a traditional class-
room setting, he was constantly teach-
ing in other ways when he was in
office.
* "I found myself teaching all the time
through meetings with different
See PRESIDENTS, Page 7
Subwa
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The Washington Post
PARIS - A rush-hour bomb blast in
an underground commuter rail station
last night killed two people and seriously
Omded dozens of others, immediately
raising fears that a terrorist bombing
campaign last year had been resumed.
As ambulances and armored security
vehicles converged on the Port-Royal

station on the Boulevard Montparnasse,
French authorities called the explosion a
criminal attack, and Prime Minister
Alain Juppe declared at the scene that he
would reactivate a counter-terrorist
operation aimed at Muslim militants
ed to Algerian opposition factions.
Armed Islamic Group, which is
waging a guerrilla war against Algeria's
military-backed government, laid siege
to Paris for four months last year with a
series of bombings that killed eight per-
sons. The timing of last night's incident,
the reported bomb type and the deliber-
ate effort to kill and maim struck most
observers as trademarks of the group.
President Jacques Chirac decried the
"as an act of "barbarism, of terror-
The attack could not have happened
at a worse time for France. An unpleas-
ant truckers' strike was just concluded,
and a series of painful budget cuts are in
the offing. Chirac and Juppe have the

Panel stalls on
open search
amendments

From Staff and Wire Reports
A bill that would let universities
search for presidents behind closed
doors stalled in a state House commit-
tee yesterday in the face of warnings
that the best candidates refuse to apply
for jobs in Michigan.
State lawmakers got a lot of advice on
the subject yesterday, some of it from
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor) and
Law School Dean Jeffrey Lehman.
Power and Lehman traveled to
Lansing yesterday to address the seven-
member House Higher Education
Committee about universities' presi-
dential search processes and the
Michigan Open Meetings Act.
"Based on the experience I and my
colleagues on the U-M Board of
Regents have just gone through, the
evidence is overwhelming that the
Open Meetings Act should be amend-,
ed," Power said in a statement he read to
the committee.
"This is not a University of Michigan.
vs. the newspapers issue," Power said.
"The issue has to do solely with what is
the best public policy for the people of
the state of Michigan."
Power stressed that the current inter-
pretation of the Open Meetings Act

severely hampers Michigan public uni-
versities' ability to select presidents. He
said the act must be amendea and that
the process deters some of the best can-
didates from participating.
"This state is now regarded by lead-
ers in higher education around the
country as a crazy place (because of the
openness in hiring university presi-
dents)," Power said.
Power said the University managed
to find a great president in Dartmouth
Provost and former Law School Dean
Lee Bollinger. "Much of the time we
were flying in the dark and we were
very, very lucky," Power said.
Lehman, also chair of the Presidential
Search Advisory Committee, said no
current university presidents applied for
the University presidency. He said they
fear being viewed as disloyal to their
own institutions once their candidacy is
publicized.
"Giving newspapers a seat at the
table damages the recruiting process,"
he said.
But critics of the measure said that
boards of public universities need to be
accountable to the public.
"Are you saying the people that put
See OMA, Page 2

WARREN ZINN/Daily
In the corner pocket
Sam Genson, 10, of Ann Arbor aims his cue stick for a shot in the Michigan Union. He was playing pool with his father
last night.

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By Arthur Chiaravalli
For the Daily
Ferdinando Salleo, Italian
Ambassador to the United States, spoke
on campus yesterday of the need for
creative diplomacy to help establish
"continental security" in post-cold war
Europe.
"The Atlantic Alliance and NATO are
in the process of redefining their aims
... from defense to security and crisis
management,"he said.
This process will also include the
extension of the Alliance to eastern
Europe and Russia, Salleo said,
While there is still a danger of frac-
ture within Europe due to massive
migration and underground nationalist
movements, Salleo said that the wave of
elections in Russia shows the "nostalgia
for communism" has ended.
The ambassador said the threat of
large-scale war has been replaced by
uncertainty, and spoke of the need for
the creation of a "post-cold war, post-
Soviet continental stability."
An audience of more than 100 heard
Salleo in the Michigan Union's Welker
Room during the event sponsored by

the International Institute. LSA alum
Rob Kraft said he enjoyed the ambas-
sador's speech.
"It's interesting to hear someone
who's on the inside talk about what
are the problems with integration,"
Kraft said. "This is a great time for
the world because of the fall of com-
munism ... this is really a revolution-
ary time."
Salleo said the biannual Atlantic
Alliance meeting has become "largely
ceremonial." He said he disagrees with
those who say the Atlantic Alliance was
brought about solely by the threat of the
Communist bloc and is no longer nec-
essary. Salleo said the alliance was
brought about by shared "pluralistic
values.'
Russia, which has been isolated his-
torically, does not share these values, he
said.
"I personally see the extension of the
alliance as a process, not a decision"he
said. Salleo said the fall of every great
empire has been followed by a period of
flux and upheaval.
"The succession of Russia has just
begun" he said.

WARREN ZINN/Daily
Italian Ambassador to the United States H.E. Ferdinando Salleo talks with Jim Adams of the economics department before his
speech at the Welker Room in the Michigan Union yesterday.

With the admission of new members
into the alliance, Salleo said there is a
need for confidence-building systems
as well as a push for arms control and
disarmament.
"The European Union has accepted
new members in principle but every-
body knows the path will be long and
arduous," he said.
Salleo said the alliance will look to
Russia to play a "positive and securing

role" as it fuses diplomatically with the 1
west. "The litmus test will be nuclear
non-proliferation," he said.7
He said the Alliance has imposed
certain conditions for admission.
"Russia possesses an immense poten-,
tial " he said.
Russia's inclusion in the alliance will
be based on its "contribution to fighting
the global crises: terrorism, drug traf-
ficking, environmental disasters,

hunger and the local crisis of Bosnia."
Countries that have shown a commit-
ment to these goals will be invited to be
a part of the alliance, Salleo said.
LSA junior Jed Friedman said he
enjoyed the ambassador's speech but
felt Salleo spoke mainly in generali-
ties.
"It was pretty much a non-issue;' he
said. "The integration of Europe is kind
of a given."

Transplahome with new heart

By Brian Campbell
Daily Staff Reporter
Twenty-one-year-old Frederick Anderson went
home to Kalamazoo yesterday after spending three
weeks recovering from a heart transplant made
possible by an artificial heart.
The artificial pumping device preserved his life
until a donor heart could be located. Anderson
said the device was not too uncomfortable, but it
felt a lot different than an ordinary heart.
"The pump was kind of loud," he said. "It shook
my chest a lot - it was stronger than a heartbeat"
The artificial heart Anderson received, called
Heartmate, is a pneumatically operated pumping
device that is unique because it has a much lower
risk of stroke - the heart carries a 2-percent risk
while most traditional devices have a 30-percent to

formed the transplant surgery Nov. 12.
Nearly 800 Heartmates have been implanted
throughout the world since the device became com-
mercially available two years ago. About 40 institu-
tions in the nation offer surgery using the device.
"It passed FDA regulations with the intent that
it be used as a bridge for transplantation," Pagani
said, noting that the longest a patient has survived
with the device is two years. "But there is current-
ly research being done exploring the possibility of
using the device in lieu of a transplant.
Pagani said the Heartmate is a novel design that
uses its rough surface in the pumping chamber to
collect blood clots.
"Rather than a smooth surface, it is rough,' he
said. "One can envision it looking like sandpaper
- the clots adhere to it and don't break off."

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