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11- The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 18, 1996
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Continued from Page 12
"Even as we speak individually, this
group has grown to think and act with a
.ingle, collective voice" Lehman said.
And with that thought in mind,
.ehman read the candidates names in
alphabetical order.
The Final Four
U Lee Bollinger is a renowned schol-
ar of the First Amendment. He was dean
of the University Law School from
1987-94, and has since served as
Dartmouth College provost.
"I am very pleased to be considered
for the position," Bollinger said in a pre-
a statement.
With more than 20 years' experience
in the Law School, Bollinger's ties to the
University run deep. His name has been
rumored as a potential candidate since
last winter.
During his time at the University,
Bollinger was known for relating well to
faculty. At age 41 when he first became
dean, Bollinger's relative youth gained
Nine years later and several states
away, Bollinger has set his horizons on
the Fleming Administration Building.
"He's a strong leader - he's smart,
decisive;' said Lynn Mather, a govern-
ment professor at
Mather called " I'
Bollinger "an
excellent thM wt
provost." She said
that he teaches an to this e
course on free -- Regent 1
speech and the (N
press and is "a
very popular
Dartmouth President James Freedman
said in a prepared statement that
;;Bollinger is ready to be a president.
"Lee Bollinger is an outstanding edu-
ator, and any institution would be
+1essed to have him as president,"
Freedman said.
Bollinger is scheduled to come to Ann
Arbor next Friday for interviews, meet-
ings and a social event.
U Stanley Chodorow, provost at the
University of Pennsylvania, is officially
a scholar in medieval history, but these.
days his mind is also on the information
Chodorow, who will arrive on campus
Wuesday, said a prime concern facing
universities today is the effect that
changing technology has on academia.
Before serving as provost at Penn,
Chodorow worked as a professor and
administrator at University of
California-San Diego for 26 years.
"Leadership in an institution of higher
learning ... is very hard work and very
strenuous and sometimes very stressful,"
Chodorow said. "Michigan is the kind of
lace that is worth all that effort."
While Chodorow has only been at
Penn for about 2 1/2 years, he said the
opportunity to lead Michigan is one he
couldn't pass up.
"The opportunity to lead a research
university of such quality and stature is a
very rare opportunity," he said. "I am not
out looking for a job, but when Michigan
calls in the way it has, you pay attention.
It's a rare opportunity."
Penn junior Tal Golumb, head of the
tudent government, said Chodorow had
a rocky start with students and faculty,
but has smoothed out the bumps during
the past two years.
"At first, he was initially unreceptive
to student involvement. It took him a lit-
tle while to understand," Golumb said.
"He's really changed around. He's a very

intelligent man and he wants his pro-
grams to be as successful as possible"
Recognized as an expert in the role of
omputers in higher education,
Chodorow's interests would seem a com-
pliment to those of former President
James Duderstadt. Chodorow's research


articles show his range of interests, from
"The Federalism of the Medieval
Church" to "Professional Education in
the Electronic Age."
In addition to being an academician,
Chodorow also is a gourmet chef and
avid cyclist.
"Those are my passions. I do all the
cooking in my household and have for a
long time" Chodorow said. "As a
cyclist, I've led the troops out of the city
(Philadelphia) for some nice long rides."
Berkeley Provost and Vice
Chancellor Carol Christ comes from a
university where the search for a leader
is hitting fever-pitch as well. Chancellor
Chang-Lin Tien announced intentions to
step down last July, and some at
Berkeley say they want Christ to remain
in California.
"I have the deepest respect for her,"
said Prof. Arnold Leiman, who formerly
chaired the Academic Senate for the
entire University of California system. "I
would hope that her future was at
Christ is a specialist in Victorian liter-
ature and has made Berkeley her home
since 1970. Much of her published work
deals with the writings of George Eliot
and T.S. Eliot.
Her current job includes initiating all
academic policies and programs, review-
ing all faculty appointments, and over-
seeing the budgets of all academic units.
"The oppor-
tunity to lead a
lnfidentgreat public
university is
certainly worth
se uexploring,"
alP enge Christ said in a
statement. "I
aurence Deitch look forward to
loomfield Hills going to the
University of
Michigan so
that we can get mutually acquainted and
I can learn more about the institution."
Christ will come to Ann Arbor this
Monday for the first of four planned can-
didate visits.
Christ is the first woman to become
vice chancellor at Berkeley. She also
served as chair of the English depart-
ment and dean of humanities.
Larry Faulkner has served as
provost and vice chancellor for academ-
ic affairs at University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign since 1994.
A chemistry professor, Faulkner has
authored hundreds of publications dur-
ing his career. He said one issue of pri-
mary concern to the University today is
the future of the hospital.
"The University has to keep a careful
eye on how it continues its health activi-
ties" Faulkner said.
Faulkner was to arrive on campus yes-
terday according to the board's original
plan, but since the lawsuit delayed the
search, Faulkner will visit Ann Arbor a
week from Monday. He said he looks
forward to meeting with the University's
various group to sense "whether the
chemistry between me and those indi-
viduals is going to be right."
Illinois Chancellor Michael Aiken
called Faulkner "a very, very outstanding
"People are not surprised he would be
identified as someone who would be
sought after as the president of an out-
standing university," Aiken said. "At the
same time, there would be regrets:"
Aiken also called Faulkner a "vision-
ary" who, as provost, has worked hard
on developing a "framework for the
future" of the University of Illinois.
"A president's immediate focus is not
on day-to-day activities, but on what the
university is becoming," Faulkner said.
Duderstadt, who stepped down in
June, said the committee recommended
an "exceptional group of candidates."

"They are all quite distinguished can-
didates," Duderstadt said yesterday.
Influence of the law
Besides influencing one candidate to
drop out, the lawsuit against the Board of
Regents has changed the mood of the

"The citizens of Michigan and the res-
idents of Ann Arbor have an enormous
unancial, cultural and emotional stake in
the success of this University" Lehman
said. "They are hurt when you have less
than a full range of choice about who
should lead us into the next century.
"So are our students, our faculty, our
staff, our alumni and all those around the
world who care about Michigan,"
Lehman continued.
The search, which was to have pro-
ceeded last Monday, was delayed until
yesterday after a lawsuit halted all search
activities. The suit - filed by The Ann
Arbor News, the Detroit Free Press and
The Detroit News - alleges that the
board's original plan violated a perma-
nent injunction and state laws that say
presidential searches must be open.
The plan had called for closed meet-
ings and individual candidate interviews
with regents.
Faulkner said he had hoped to have
one-on-one time with individual regents,
which the court has ruled illegal.
"That concerns me significantly,"
Faulkner said. "I'm concerned the new
plan will give me extremely limited
opportunities to find out what I need to
Chodorow, who previously worked at
a public institution, said the lawsuit did
not change his mind about wanting to
pursue his candidacy.
"That is not what I've been concerned
about," Chodorow said. "What I've been
thinking about is what it takes to run a
great university"
Faulkner said the Open Meetings Act
shouldn't hinder someone who wants to
be president of a public institution.
"The University of Michigan is a pub-
lic university," Faulkner said. "You have
to be prepared to address the issues in
Lehman said the feeling at yesterday's
meeting was a stark contrast to how he
felt after the court ruling Tuesday.
"At the end of the court hearing I was
worried that the whole process might
come to a halt, and I knew at that time
the quality of the people we were just on
the brink of bringing to the University of
Michigan - and I was scared," Lehman
"Today," he continued, "it was ... a
sense of awe at the quality of the people
whom we were able to attract and rec-
ommend to the board."
Future meetings
The regents will meet publicly at I
p.m. today to decide whether to accept
the advisory committee's recommenda-
tions. Under the search process, the
board can add or subtract names.
At yesterday's meeting, members of
the advisory committee said they hope
the regents follow their advice, but
acknowledged that it is the board's ulti-
mate decision.
"You have asked for our advice, and
we have come here publicly to give it.
We believe you should follow it,"
Lehman said. "The decision is yours,
and if you choose not to follow our sug-
gestions to the letter, we will all continue
to love this great university."
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Ann Arbor)
said any changes made to the list should
not be interpreted as an insult to PSAC.
"Any additions we might make to that
list ... should not be perceived as a lack
of trust in your work," McFee said. "We
will be spending a great many hours of
diligent research."
Power and Regent Laurence Deitch
(D-Bloomfield Hills) placed the search
for the president in a historic context.
"History has placed on us this respon-
sibility, and I'm confident that we'll step
up to this challenge," Deitch said.
Power termed public universities a pil-

lar of American society. He lauded the
nobility of these organizations and the
responsibility of the next president in
their evolving role.
"The creation of these institutions may
be the significant creation of American
society in the 20th century," Power said.

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