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Tonight: Chance of showers,
low around 420.
Tomorrow: Chance of showers,
high around 61*.


One hundred six years ofeditorialfreedom

October 25, 1996



' ' set for future

No. 10 Michigan at Minnesota
bert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
Tomorrow, 7 p.m.
ESPN2, channel 32
Series history:
The matchup is played for the Little Brown Jug, which the
winner takes home. Michigan leads the series 60-23-3,
having won the last nine straight. The Wolverines fell to
the Gophers, 14-6, in their first contest in 1892. J


* Questions about Bork
testimony peppered
provost's interview
By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
To Lee Bollinger, if the faculty is
able to bring research-based knowledge
into the classroom, a solid undergradu-
ate education is more attainable.-
Over the course of four hours yester-
day, Bollinger put forth a philosophical
vision for the ideal University environ-
ment. It is one where lines of dialogue
canvas the campus, college deans are
given more influence in the power
structure of the University and under-
graduate learning is lifted by a rising
tide of faculty involvement.
"The future is going Michigan's
way," Bollinger said. "The basic princi-
ple is this is a place where there's extra-

The questions Bollinger faced yester-
day hit harder than those posed in the
two previous candidate interviews earli-
er this week. Regent Deane Baker (R-
Ann Arbor) picked at a specific inci-
dent in Bollinger's past - his testimo-
ny against the Supreme Court nomina-
tion of Judge Robert Bork.
And some undergraduates attending
the afternoon town meeting questioned
whether Bollinger was strongly com-
mitted to quality undergraduate educa-
LSA Student Government President
Paul Scublinsky said he was disappoint-
ed at Bollinger's willingness to support
some restrictions on students' speech.
A respected expert on the First
Amendment, Bollinger said free and
open expression are critical to the


Los Angeles Times
terday brushed off a
sequential' Bob Do
Texas billionaire qu
race and endorse the
declared that he is
"long haul."
tides said Dole
oIfer to Perot could
fact that it immed
apparently from wit
zation as well as the
- and was splashe
lines and the netw
flummoxed him. At
ance in Pensacola, E

of ers criticism
Perot rejection
frustrations to spill over, criticizing
- Ross Perot yes- both the press and the voters.
s "weird and incon- "I wonder sometimes what people.
le's request that the are thinking about -, or if people are
uit the presidential thinking at all" about President
GOP nominee and Clinton's flaws, Dole said, adding that
in the race for the he was "frustrated" with the campaign.
"Wake up, America. You're about to
had hoped that his do yourself an injustice if you vote for
be kept secret. The Bill Clinton," he said, asking if voters
diately leaked - had "really watched this administra-
thin Perot's organi- tion, watched what's happened in the
e Republican camp White House, watched what's hap-
d all over the head- pened in some of their policies,
work news clearly watched what's happened when the
a campaign appear- president tells one thing and does pre-
Fla., he allowed his See PEROT, Page 7

"There's nothin

ordinary open-
ness to new
thoughts, new
ideas, new
R e g e ntt
Andrea Fischer
Newman (R-
Ann Arbor)
said Bollinger's
pe r form an c e
got better as the
day progressed.
She said
Boll i nger
seemed ner-
vous in the
morning interview

What these
institutions do is
sound and we
should continue to
do them.

g 1 think that's more
important in the
University ..
than the sense of
what we call aca-
demic freedom."
he said. "it has to
be maintained at
all costs."
Bollinger said
he is prepared to
face future chal-
lenges, but that
there is no need
for widespread,
radical change.
He said "there is
a public disen-
the ideal of higher

Lee Bollinger, one of four final candidates for the University presidency, takes his
turn in front of the University Board of Regents yesterday.

Candidate for'
with the Board of

,- ee Blnger
'U' presidency
chantment with

mentally sound and we should continue
to do them," he said.
One change Bollinger did endorse
was giving broader power to college
"The core of this institution - the
administrative part of it - is the
deans," he said. Bollinger said recent
years have seen "a decline in the power,
the ability of the deans to take on great
issues of the University."
Bollinger spent seven years as Law
dean before becoming Dartmouth
College provost in 1994.
Bollinger said his time at. Dartmouth

reinforced the connection between
research and undergraduate education.
By having faculty actively working in
their chosen field of study, and carrying
that knowledge back to the classroom.
students receive a first-hand look at
important academic issues, Bollinger
But the influence and stimulation of
new academic trends shouldn't be all-
encompasing, he continued.
"Who is making sure that 'The
Odyssey' and 'The Illiad' and so on are
being read by students, and not simply

Regents, but added that she would have
been nervous if she were interviewing
for president.
"At times he was all over the map,"
Newman said. "This afternoon, he was

education," noting public cynicism
toward increasing tuition and quality
teaching. But Bollinger said the
University is mostly on the right track.
"What these institutions do is funda-

& fr women's
rights, Rivers
gy Heather Kamins
Daily Staff Reporter
For Gloria Steinem, political activism began
with her crusade for civil rights. Almost 30
MBrs later, she's still fighting - but now she's
ten on the 104th Congress.
Steinem, who was visiting the University
campus campaigning for U.S. Rep. Lynn
Rivers (D-Ann Arbor), spoke to a mostly
female crowd of 400 yesterday on issues of
women in politics, the significance of voting
and the Democratic cause.
"When the last of the physical restrictions
fell, thanks to the civil rights movement, that
W s exactly the time the psychological restric-
t s came," Steinem said. "We started hearing
that the candidates are the same, and that our
votes don't matter."
Steinem, who has been a voice for women's
rights and change, is currently campaigning
around the country for the Democratic party.
"Gloria Steinem is making people accept
that women can be smart, sexy and capable,"
Rivers said.
"The fact that people like Gloria Steinem
were there to build the doors allowed me to
-lk through the doors. (She) has been a con-
nt in this country for moving women for-
ward. She has made progress and brought us
progress to a degree that is really unequal any-
where else in this country," Rivers said.
In yesterday's speech, Steinem detailed the
demographics of the voting population, and
criticized voters for a 38-percent turnout in the
1994 congressional election.
"Only one-third of the population is conserv-
ative to right wing, and the other two-thirds are
tralists to progressive," Steinem said. But the
"o e-third conservative-to-right-wing minority
has a 90-percent voter participation, she said.
"The Republican party has now been taken
over by the ultra-right wings," Steinem said.
The political message that Steinem offered
was gender neutral, but the make-up of the


Latinas promote unity
amid poetry, music

By Ann Stewart
Daily Staff Reporter
Students celebrated the strength and pride of'
Latina women last night at the third annual Salute

Women's studies lecturer Christina Jose-
Kampfner spoke against the idea that in order to be
successful, Latinas must assimilate.
"You must first know and be proud of yourself,"
Jose-Kampfner said. "My biggest plea to you is
please don't forget who you

to Latinas.
About 50 students
attended a night of speak-
ers, awards, poetry and
song put on by the Latina
sorority Delta Tau
"It's an opportunity to
appreciate and honor the
Latinas that are working
hard to improve their
communities," said
Alejandra Montes, presi-
dent of Delta Tau
The sorority presented;

You must first
know and be
proud of yourself.
- Christina Jose-Kampfner
Women's studies lecturer

lose-Kampfner was a
favorite among many stu-
dents who said she had an
important point.
"It's great to learn that
we're all connected some-
how and it's not bad to love
your culture," said LSA
first-year student Marisa

a number of awards to

Latina students and campus groups.
Frances Aparicio, a professor in the Spanish and
Latino studies departments, talked about the
importance of education in furthering the success
of Latinas.
"I want to reaffirm the ways in which an educa-
tion can empower ourselves and our communi-
ties," Aparicio said.

Also speaking was Gloria
Aponte, the head of HIV/AIDS department at
Latino Family Services in Detroit. She spoke to
students about the threat of AIDS and its preva-
lence in the Latino/a community and various
methods of prevention.
Aponte disspelled the myth that condoms may
be too small to fit by stretching an average con-
dom over her arm down to the elbow and saying,
"Anyone who can't fit into this :..
See LATINA, Page 7

'U' unaffected
by MSA stance
on rankings
By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly's criticism of U.S. News
and World Report's annual college rankings won't change the
survey process very much, said both University administra-
tors and magazine editors.
Both said they appreciated MSA's effort and input, but that
the measure doesn't carry much weight.
The assembly passed a provision Tuesday, branding the
U.S. News rankings as unfair, and urging the University to
end its participation in the annual process.
But Lisa Baker, associate vice president for University
relations, said she does not think the University will be-quick
to null out of the rankingys race.

Women's activist Gloria Steinem speaks to students on campus yesterday. Steinem offered her
analysis of the country's political climate while campaigning for Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor).

While You Dream
Saturday Night ..
At 2 a.n. StmdaY,
clockf should be

both men and women. I wish more men were
here," Levien said.
Rather than pushing the advancement of

ed the myth that individual votes do not count.
"I think that this tactic has increased over
time and has become more sophisticated,"




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