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One hundred sixt years of ed i arfrreedom

October 18, 1996

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By Jodi S. Cohen
and Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporters
Four finalists for the University's top post were revealed
yesterday, launching the final phase of the most open presi-
dential search in the school's 179-year history.
"The list of four names we recommended is a grand slam,"
*an Gilmour, University alum and member of the
Presidential Search Advisory Committee, told the Board of
Regents and University community.
During an emotional, three-hour meeting, Law School
Dean and PSAC Chair Jeffrey Lehman went to bat for the
recommended candidates - and explained why the list was
one name short.
All four prospects have held provost positions at major uni-
versities since 1994. Two of them - Lee Bollinger of
Dartmouth College and Stanley Chodorow of the University
of Pennsylvania - come from the
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University of California at Berkeley
and Larry Faulkner of the
University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign both hail from public
The committee also released the
names of all 302 nominees they had
considered. The names ranged from
the expected to the not so obvious

- from interim University
sident Homer Neal to former President Carter.
here is one woman among the top four nominees, and
none of them are members of a racial minority.
Lehman took the floor at 9 a.m. yesterday to speak publicly
about the search for the first time. He outlined the process
PSAC used to select the four finalists, and, to a crowded but
hushed room, revealed that the list suddenly had been cut.
Originally, PSAC planned to nominate five candidates for
the presidency. But legal actions taken against the board ear-
lier this week not only changed the final process, but also
changed the list of candidates. Late Wednesday afternoon,
o of five final nominees withdrew from consideration.
"I deeply regret the fact that we have only four names to
bring before you today," Lehman told the regents. "The law-
suit has harmed the University by depriving you the opportu-
nity to consider that candidate."
Lehman said the candidate withdrew because he or she
wanted the opportunity to meet privately with individual
regents. The preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday by
Circuit Court Judge Melinda Morris bars thiscinteraction as
well as closed meetings planned by the board.


Left: Dean Jeffrey Lehman, chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, announces the names for the four top candidates for the next president.
Right: University Regents Shirley McFee, Deane Baker and Nellie Varner confer before the meeting.

Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) said the damage cre-
ated by the loss of this candidate may be irreparable.
"We will never know if that individual would have been a
successful president," Baker said.
Lehman would not comment further on the person's identity.
But he said the remaining four candidates are "remarkable,"
and any of them could be a great leader of the University.
"We .. .urge you to name four extraordinary leaders of high-
er education as finalists in the presidential search." Lehman

The regents have the final say about who officially will be
considered for president, but Lehman expressed hope that the
regents will consider the four nominees - "them and only
them," he said.
Regents declined to speculate on whether they will choose
to amend the recommended list.
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor), who was one of sev-
eral speakers w ho became choked-up with emotion when

addressing the room, said he was in awe of the names recom-
mended to the regents.
"I'm overwhelmed not only at the quality of the (PSAC) and
its work ... but at the process through which this meeting took
place" Power said, adding that PSAC's work serves as a model
for the regents to follow during the remainder of the search
During individual speeches, each PSAC member stressed
the bond the group formed during the past seven months.
See PRESIDENT, Page 11

Provost and professor
at Dartmouth College
B.S., 1968, University
of Oregon; J.D., 1971,
Columbia University

of government
since 1994.

Provost and professor of history at
the University of Pennsylvania since
A.B., 1964, Cornell
University; Ph.D.,
1968, Cornell
Dean of Arts and
Sciences, then dean of
Arts and Humanities and associate
vice chancellor for Academic
Planning, at the University of
California-San Diego, 1985-94

Vice chancellor, provost, and profes-
sor of English at the University of
California at Berkeley
since 1994
B.A., 1966, Douglass
College; M.Ph., 1969,
Yale University; Ph.D.,
1970, Yale University
Dean of Humanities, then provost
and dean of the College of Letters
and Science, at the University of
California at Berkeley, 1988-94

Provost, vice chancellor for academ
ic affairs at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign
since 1994

B.S., 1966, Southern
Methodist University;
Ph.D., 1969, the
University of Texas at

Dean of the Law
School at the
University of Michigan,
1987-94; assistant professor, then
associate professor, then professor
of Law at the University of Michigan,

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences at the U. of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, 1989-94

For more coverage of the University's
presidential search, see Pages 7-9 and 11.

1 On the bench
The advisory committee's preliminary
list includes Jimmy Carter, Coln Powell
and the governor of Puerto Rico.
Page 7

Diversity in choice
The top four choices are all Caucasian
with one woman, but it doesn't bother
many students.
Page 8

'Looking for a leader
Students look to the four presidential
candidates for leadership, but fail to see
inside knowledge of the University.
Page 8

Steps to the final four
The complete list of the 302 candidates
and where they hail from.

Page 9

N. Campus
bell tower
By Heather Kamins
ly Staff Reporter
aser lights and fireworks illuminat-
ed the sky, and the sound of bells filled
the air, making North Campus look like
a scene from Close Encounters of the
Third Kind last night.
All the excitement was in honor of

Man not charged
with attacks
By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
The Ann Arbor Police Department charged a man yester-
day on three counts, including armed robbery and felony
firearm possession, but said they did not have enough evi-
dence to charge him with two other recent attacks.
The police first arrested the 31-year-old Ann Arbor man
Tuesday morning in connection with four recent incidents.
The man was scheduled to be arraigned by the Washtenaw
County Prosecutor's Office yesterday.
AAPD Sgt. Phillip Scheel said the man has been charged

No. 13 Michigan vs. Indiana
Michigan Stadium (cap. 102,501,
more than 105,000 expected)
Tomorrow, 12:30 p.m.
Creative Sports
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