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One /wndred six years of editorial freedom

Thursday
October 31, 1996

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liSA

dean

was

finalist for

'U

pres.

By Jodi S. Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg was one of five
Slists for the University presidency - until
s e withdrew her name just hours before the top
candidates were announced.-
The identity of the fifth finalist was unknown
until sources confirmed yesterday that
Goldenberg was also seriously considered for
the presidency.
Goldenberg - the first woman to lead the
University's largest academic unit - would have
been the only internal finalist recommended by
the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.
Wut in the wake of a court decision that barred
private meetings between individual regents and
the candidates, Goldenberg dropped out the
afternoon before PSAC released the names of

the four finalists - instead of the intended five.
"I had a sense it was Edie," Regent Andrea
Fischer Newman (R-Ann
Arbor) told The Michigan-
Daily yesterday. "I didn't
find out for certain until
Monday." Newman said she
asked Goldenberg for con-{
firmation after she heard
rumors Monday about the
dean's candidacy.:
Goldenberg told the r:
Daily yesterday that she did
want to comment about her Goldenberg
candidacy.
"1 don't intend to comment on any aspect of
the process while it is underway,' she said.
Goldenberg, a political science and public

policy professor. has served as LSA dean since
1989. She was awarded the annual Sarah
Goddard Power Award earlier this year for her
service to women on campus.
"She has done some truly impressive things
on this campus in support of women:' said Jean
Loup, a University librarian and former chair of
the faculty's governing body.
Goldenberg. who joined the University facul-
ty in 1974. specializes in many policy areas
including the relationship between the media
and politics, political campaigns and civil ser-
vice reforms.
When PSAC Chair Jeffrey Lehman
announced the committee's recommendations
on Oct. 17, he told the board that the "fifth can-
didate" withdrew after the "final phase had been
restructured:

' C.1cannlOt go itbvcid with suchi a pvoces .s, becaulse it no longuer-
profvide's ' li a ppra~fl itv J' Ilcandid ('oil i cPSU ti0f1 l )ibo e t t~'
isS'es. With out that oppl'tlfnitly, I am no longer su /icienil con fdent
111at I will be ale u) toassess (Jdcq~lIlteUIV whu 1the,' I c uld accept ithe
presidencl at Michligan if Itwere timate/v offered to m(.5
--Withdrawn finalst for University president. cited by PSAC chair Jeffrey Lehman
in his address to the Board of Regents earlier this month

According to the board's planned final phase of
the search, candidates would have met privately
with individual regents in addition to the public
interview and town-hall sessions. The lawsuit -
brought by The Detroit News, the Detroit Free
Press and The Ann Arbor News ---contended that
any private meetings with the candidates would

violate the state's Open Meetings Act.
Circuit ('ourt Judge Melinda Morris agreed
and issued a prelim ina'ry injunction against the
board that prohibited those meetings.
At the Oct. 17 meeting, Lehman read a state-
ment for the fifth candidate:
See FINALIST, Page 2A

Clinton speaks,
rallies at EMU

Economy is
top issue for
both parties

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
YPSILANTI - The advertised poli-
cy focus of President Clinton's address
at Eastern Michigan University yester-
day didn't stop speakers and audience
members from turning the event into a
paign rally for Clinton and
Mchigan Democrats.
"I came in expecting it was going to
be a fairly sedate speech situation -
then Carl Levin decided it was going to
be a rally," said U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers
(D-Ann Arbor), about U.S. Sen. Levin
who is running for re-election.
Clinton spoke at an EMU seminar to
promote female business entrepreneurs.
In, introducing the president. Levin
hailed Rivers, Clinton and the White
.ise policy accomplishments Clinton
later cited in his address.
Levin thanked Clinton for providing
Michigan with "good-paying secure
jobs, quality affordable, portable health
care," community policing and a ban on
assault weapons.
"We in Michigan have seen your hard
work pay off," Levin said.
Clinton packed more policy than
Wtoric into his speech before a gym
ed with 5,000 students. business
owners and supporters.
"I want every person in America to
have a chance to live out their dreams if
they're responsible enough to work for
it," Clinton said.
Clinton announced the extension and
launch of two programs designed to
boost opportunities and support for

small business.
The expansion of the Small Business
Administration's Women's Prequalifi-
cation Pilot Loan Program is designed to
team women and experts nationwide to
aid in starting or expanding of private
businesses owned by women. The pro-
gram has been tested in select cities.
The president also announced a
merger between modern technology,
business and government with the cre-
ation of the Angel Capital Electronic
Network. ACE-Net's postings "match
small business with potential investors."
Clinton said. The network participants
acting as mentors for entrepreneurs
may include state universities.
Clinton credited Levin and Rivers for
supporting legislation promoting small
business and equal opportunity.
Clinton's visit to Rivers' district six
days before the election was to boost
the incumbent. who is running a close
race against Republican .oe
[itzsilmois.
Rivers said Clinton's only advice to her
for the homestretch was to "kworik hard."*
The president praised the small busi-
ness owners who told stories of strug-
gling to build companies with the help
of loans and education grants.
"We wouldn't be here today if we'd
all been told 'You're on your own...
Clinton said.
The president's stop in Ypsilanti sur-
prised locals and candidates after
rumors spread last week that Clinton
may try to recreate his late-night 1992
rally on the steps of Rackham.

By Laurie Mayk
D fly SwiIl Reporter
Citing budget figures, promising tax
breaks and speculating about the future
of government spending, candidates are
focusing on money.
'when the economy improves it
makes other endeaxors more likely to
succeed,'" President Clinton said in a
speech at Eastern
Mli c i g a n
University yes-
terdav.
Officials on
both sides are
pointing to the
history books
lir responses to
proposals by the
two presidential
candidates.
Republicans refuse to credit CIinton
for a healthy economy and instead cite
states where GOP governors have
implemented plans similar to Dole's
1 5-percent across-the-board tax cut.
They dismiss Clinton's plans for an
increased gas tax and a $500 per-child
tax credit as more of the same "big
government.
"We have in power an administra-
tion that believes in the status quo.

Clinton addresses members of Eastern Michigan University yesterday.

"There was tremendous competition
for where the president was going to go
in Michigan," Rivers said in her speech.
"Every other school in this state is
green with envy"
Tina Schroedr. an EMU senior. said

social work students planning to attend
the event were surprised that Clinton
chose to speak.
"(Organizers) just asked for anyone
from his cabinet (for the speech) and
he chose to come," Schroedr said.

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said Republican vice-presidential
nominee Jack Kemp, at an economic
surnmmit sponsored by the Republican
Governors Association in Detroit on
Oct. 21.
Democrats liken the Republican plan
to the "Reaganomics- of the 1980s, a
decade that saw the greatest federal
deficit growth.
H owever,
experts say
:Ab Clinton may
have won the
Seo n o m y
debate with-
out saying a
word.
"(The elec-
tion is) basi-
Last in a 12-part series cally just ma
iefereredom
on hox well the economy is going,'
said University political science Prof.
John Kingdon.
A healthy economy was a built-in
advantage for the Clinton/Gore cam-
paign. University communication stud-
ies Prof. Michael Traugott said.
"What's happening is we are seeing an
overall strengthening of the economy,"
said U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann
See ECONOMY, Page 5A
Research
under 'U'
scrutiny
By Brian Campbell
Dail Staff Reporter
University investigators are look-
ing into the recent scientific scandal
of a Medical student whose fraudu-
lent research data went unnoticed for
more than two years while being pub-
lished in prestigious national jour-
nals.
.isa Baker. associate vice president
for University relations, said the
adminstration's punitive response is
unknown at this time.
"It could be anything from the
rescission of the degree to expulsion
from the program.
The student confessed earlier this
month to misrepresenting and fabricat-
ing data to Dr. Francis Collins, a for-
mer University professor Of human
genetics wvho is now the he.d of the
National Center foi Fluman Genome
Research.
When the student admitted to falsi-
fying the stiudies in leukemia and
genetic research, Collins withdrew the
data from scientific journals, including
the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences.
The student had performed his stud-
ies s ai nior 'scientisitinder Collins.

A2 cemetery has spooky history

By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
It is home to five former University
#sidents, three Revolutionary War
soldiers and the first chief'justice of the
state of Michigan. These men perma-
nently reside along with nearly 20,000
other residents at the 65-acre Forest Hill
Cemetery.
A group of local business executives
founded the cemetery, which is located
on South Observatory, in 1857 based on
"feeling the want of a public cemetery
apart from the noise of the city,"
=ording to records of the cemetery
ociation.
Naval surgeon Dr. Benajiah Ticknor
was the first to be buried, in 1859.
Many of the older graves hold people
who were moved from the city's old
burying ground on Fletcher Street
where the Power Center now exists.
"The old burying ground was suffer-
ing from neglect in the 1850s," said
Wystan Stevens, an Ann Arbor histori-
Many of the bodies were moved to
rest Hill by family members in the
1880s.,
In 1891, the burial ground was
turned into Felch Park. The decision
caused citizens to hang Mayor Charles
Manly in effigy.

until 1916 while workers were burying
a water main. The mother of the super-
intendent of the water company identi-
fied his casket and lie was buried at
Forest Hill.
But in 1966, workers building the
Fletcher Street parking structure uncov-
ered another casket. This one bore a
nameplate engraved with Judge
Fletcher's name.
Today, two caskets rest side by side at
Fletcher's gravesite. and to this day, no
one knows who
is in the other
casket.
"And lodge A dJ
Fletcher rests
for the rest of Fletcher ir
eternity uneasi-
ly beside him- &ier s
self." Stevens u
said, jokingly.
But every- himself"
one from the
old burying
aground stillA
may not have Ar
been recovered.
"There still may be others buried in
Felch Park in unmarked graves.-
Stevens said.
Stevens otlers this anecdote along

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head bent forward.
"The story there is the statue actually
wveeps," Stevens said. H-e said high
school students used to come to the
cemetery at night and shine their car
headlights on the statue to watch it
"cry.
However, this phenomenon. Wystan
explained, is the result of the soft,
porous stone of which the statue is
made.
"It acts like a sponge." he said. The
stone absorbs
moisture dur-
ing the day
g and condens-
for es at night as
5it for the air cools,
heternityIerebet-
sion of tears
running down
the cheeks of
the mourning
Nystan Stevens woman.
hisA n o t h e r
Arbor historian "ghost story"
lies in the
1906 tale of two Ann Arbor women
who were sitting on headstones and
talking with each other after attending a
funeral. They heard rustling behind

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