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By Ericka M. Smith '
For the Daily
Homecoming offered a variety of
different events that allowed some to
party 'til the victors came home and
thers to party even afterward.
On Thursday, the campus chapter of
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People spon-
sored Barn Bash. It gave participants a
chance to learn line dancing, socialize
and eat s'mores and hot dogs.
At Friday's Homecoming parade,
many campus organizations and other
groups displayed their school pride.
Twenty-four groups constructed floats
for the parade.
"This is the first year we did partici-
pate," said lan Crick, an LSA senior
and member of the Caribbean People
Association. "We did it because we
wanted to make people aware of CPA
on campus."
Michigan alum Albert Yonas, LSA
class of 1964, watched the parade on
South State Street.
"(The parade) was very exciting ... I
remember how exciting it was to go to
Wotball games and follow the band,"
Yonas said.
LSA first-year student Kat
Timberland said she was somewhat dis-
appointed with the parade.
"It wasn't quite as big as I thought it
would be, Timberland said.
Free food, games, caricatures and
awards were all part of the pep rally car-
nival celebration held after the parade at
the Power Center.
"I think it went really well," said
rika Taylor, LSA junior and pep rally
chair. "The crowd seemed to really
enjoy the carnival atmosphere."
Games seemed to be popular among
the 400 pep rally participants.
"(Games were) an essential part of
homecoming activities. Homecoming
without Bouncy Boxing would not have
been the same," said Business senior
Seiji Sharaishi.
Three groups won awards for their
'arade entries at the pep rally. Queer
Unity Project took home the Maize and
Blue trophy for best incorporation of
the homecoming theme "Party 'Til the
Victors Come Home." The Men's Glee
Club captured the Spirit of
Homecoming trophy for best overall
entry and the Southfield High School
marching band was given the Grand
Marshall's award for working the hard-
est for the parade.
Mud-drenched students took to a dif-
ferent type of gridiron early Saturday
morning as part of the annual Mudbowl
at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

By Jodi S. Cohen
Dail Staff Reporter
Emphasiting that they can add more
finalists to the list at any time, the
University Board of Regents unani-
mously approved four presidential can-
didates at a brief meeting Fridav.
The four finalists are the same candi-
dates the Presidential Search Advisor\.
Committee recommended 1hursdav:
Dartmouth College Provost Lee
Bollinger, University of Pennsylvania
Provost Stanley Chodorow, University
of California-Berkeley Vice Chancellor
and Provost Carol Christ. and Larr\
Faulkner, provost and vlice chancellor at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign.
Each regent, in order of seniority and
with their individual style, said they
wanted to invite all four recommended
candidates to campus.
"It is deeply gratifying to see the
regents unanimously express their
respect for our work and their eager-
ness to meet these tour finalists," said
Law School Dean Jeffrey Lehman.
chair of the advisory committee.
The four finalists will each spend
one day on campus, beginning today
when Christ will attend a public inter-
view and town meeting.
Regent Deane Baker (R-iAnn Arbor).
the most senior member on the board.
said he wants to interview those four
and "no one else at the present time."
Regent Shirley Mclee (R-Batte I
Creek) noted that the board may add
candidates at any time according to the
search. plan it outlined last spring.
"At any stage in this process ... there
is an opportunity to add anybody to this

Christ to;
vsit amus
By Jeff Eldridge
)Di SuB wir
Berkelcy Proost Carol Christ could
become the first fenlale president in
U niversity histor\.
Christ (pronounced Krist'') is oi
campus today for a series of meetings
and social events. The only "oman rec-
ommended by the
P r e s i d e ii t i a I
Search Advisory
Committee. many
at Christ's home
s a base at the
Irnliversity of
r (a Ii for n i a -
Berkeley said they
will be sorry if she
leaves.
Christ "Because of her
talent, of course
she'd he in
dematnid." said Arnold Leiman. former
chair of the facultv's Academic Senate
in the University of California system.
Leiman said Christ enjoys excellent
relations with faculty at Berkeley.
H Ie said Christ "uiderstands especial-
ly well the nature of a research universi-
ty:' and that she "would be a good pres-
ident in the best research university."
Tom Goldstein, former journalism
dean at Berkeley. described Christ as a
highly skilled administrator.

Members of Delta Delta Delta sorority
played Alpha Phi and Sigma Alpha
Epsilon faced Phi Delta Theta.
"It's the biggest game of the year for
fraternities," said Matt Kepke, LSA
junior and member of Phi Delta Theta.
"It is a good kick-off for Homecoming
and a lot of freshmen come out for it
and see Greek life."
Saturday afternoon. alums and stu-
dents turned out in their maize and blue
for a football game between the
Wolverines and the Hoosiers of Indiana
University. More than 105,000 cheered
the Wolverines to victory, 27-20."
Other events on Saturday morning
included a brunch with former head
football coach Bo Schembechler, and a
tailgate party.
The first Masquerade Ball, spon-
sored by the African American Task
Force on Saturday night, added a differ-
ent dimension to Homecoming events.
The semiformal event included perfor-
mances, refreshments and dancing.
"It was fun. I think it was based on a
good idea," said LSA sophomore Shani
Minnicks. "It brought a lot of people
together-mostly black but not all black.
It's good that we can have a Homecoming
and not be excluded from it:'
See HOMECOMING, Page 2A

'There was
Berkeley campu

list," McFee said:
The board spent,
Friday morning in
closed meetings to
review confidential
information about
the candidates. This
meeting - the only
closed meeting per-
mitted after a recent
lawsuit - was
closed under an
exemption in the
Open Meetings Act
that allows the
board to meet in
secret to review
confidential materi-
als. Two attorneys
attended Friday's
private session.

Candidate Schedule
The following events wil be held
today at the Gerald R. Ford Library
on North Campus:
9-11 a.m. - Public interv ew with
the Board of Regents.
24 p.m. - Town meeting for memn
bers of the University community.
A public reception will follow the
town meeting.
Future interviews (same schedule
as above):
Tuesday - Stanley Chodorow
Thursday - Lee Bollinger
Next Monday - Larry Faulkner

a restructuring in the
s about two years ago
she is doing the
job that three senior
people .-did,"
Goldstein said.
"She's done a
remarkable job at it.
It's an extraordinary
span of control
"I believe it's fair
to say she's doing it
certainly as well as
the three people
that were doing it
before." Goldstein
continued.
In Berkeley cii-
cles. Christ is con-
sidered a potential
successor to depart-
Chang-1.in Tien. ien

P.otos by JONATHAN SUMMER/Daily
Top: Phi Delta Theta quarterback Josh Kolevzon runs the ball during the Mudbowl
at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity Saturday morning. The Mudbowl is held every
year as part of Homecoming festivities.
Below: Alex Lengemann, president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, hoses off his face after
playing.

ing Chancellor

P residential candidates hit Miochigan

Regent Laurence Deitch (D-
Bloomfield Hills) said it was easy for
the board to agree on officially naming
the four candidates as finalists, but it
will be harder to decide about making
additions.
"It was not hard to come to this con-
sensus because these are four superb
candidates," Deitch said. "The greatest
challenge will be to come to a consensus
on electing one of them versus continu-
See REGENTS, Page 3A

announced last JlV that he would step
down as chancellor, and some see
Christ as the heir apparent.
Grant Harris. president of Berkeley's
student government and a member of
the search committee to name Tien's
successor, said Christ's "name has been
floated aroutnd" as a possible Berkeley
chancellor. and that it "seems like she's
a very qualified individual"
Today. all eyes are on Christ's future
See CHRIST, Page 7A

Laurie Mayk
aily Staff Reporter
The presidential race makes another
swing through Michigan today, with
visits from both President Clinton and
GOP nominee Bob Dole.
"Michigan and the rest of the
Midwest has been considered battle-
ground turf," said communication stud-
ies Prof. Trevor Thrall.
Clinton is scheduled to attend a
groundbreaking ceremony for a new
rminal at Detroit Metropolitan
nternational Airport and make remarks
to the Michigan Clergy United at Cobo
Hall today. The president is expected to
deliver a major foreign policy address

Republican Governors Association,
headed by Michigan Gov. John Engler.
Republican governors from across
the country, including Ohio Gov.
George Voinovich, South Carolina Gov.
David Beasly and Wisconsin Gov.
Tommy Thompson are expected to
attend the event this morning, moderat-
ed by Lynne Cheney, former chair of
the National Endowment for the
Humanities.
Libertarian presidential candidate
Harry Browne is also scheduled to be in
Detroit today to deliver a speech at the
Economic Club of Detroit.
Michigan's reputation as the home of'

said this week's pitch will
bring Dole's proposals
home to Michigan voters.
"This is an important
trip. He's going to be in
nine cities in two days.
[e's going to tell
(Michigan residents)
what this 15-percent tax
cut means to them, in
their communities," said
Susan Schaefer,
spokesperson for the
Dole/Kemp campaign in
Michigan.
Republican and
Democratic campaigns
will focus more on the
smaller races to control
Michigan and U.S. hous-
es, said communication
studies Prof. Michael
Traugott. Candidates
appearing on stage with
Clinton or Dole during
their Michigan events
will be the ones to watch.
he said.
"in the last two weeks

Citizens enjoy early
voting in few s tates

Reagan Democrats

at the Fisher
Theatre in Detroit
tomorrow. His
schedule for the
next two days in
Michigan is filled
ith private
fund-raisers and
meetings.
Detroit is an
attractive stop for
Clinton because
of the press cov-

"Michigan and
the rest of the
Midwest has been
considered
battleground turf."
- Prof. Trevor Thrall
f mVttYfl".* fl d'inn I

a decade ago may
contribute to the
candidates' con-
centration here,
Thrall said.
Clinton is work-
ing to keep them
"at home" in the
Democratic party,
and Dole is trying
to win them back.
he said.
In part due to
the healthy econ-

WASHINGTON (AP) - There are
still two weeks left before Election Da,
but the show's over for Patricia Lee of
Franklin. Tenn., who already made up
her mind and cast her vote for presi-
dent. Lee, who voted yesterday, is one
of the hundreds of thousands of people
expected to take advantage of laws that
allow citizens in certain states to go to
the polls before Nov. 5.
"I work two jobs and have a hard
time fitting it in my schedule," said Lee,
a 34-year-old elementary school cook.
Early voting differs from absentee
voting in several ways. Instead of
applying for a ballot, voters can just go

In Clark County. Ne\. which encom-
passes Las Vegas. early voting started
Satu'day. at places like a shopping mall.
(onvenience was cited by several peo-
ple. including those who hadn't planned
to vote before Nov. 5. -
"I was coming oer here to eat any-
wa, so_- since it was here - I
thought I'd vote," said Ernie Campbell,
a 60-year-old retiree. "I want to make
sure I get it done. I felt like this was a
good way to avoid lines."
Texan Diane Sheridan. of' the
National League of Women Voters, has
relied on early voting in several recent
elections. Sheridan. who lives outside

or so, we're

going to see this shift to trying to main-

ly campaigned for Rep. Lynn Rivers
(D-Ann Arbor) and Democrat Debbie

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