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One hundred siv years ofeditoniafreedom

April 8, 1997


reveal booster may have helped recruiting

Heather Kamins
nd Ajit K. Thavarajah
aily Staff Reporters
Examination of the Michigan basketball
am's complimentary ticket lists show that
it booster Ed Martin may have acted as a
iter for the team.
In a March investigation of the ba:tketball
rogram, Michigan Coach Steve Fisher is quot-
as saying he "never used (Martin) as a repre-
ntative of our athletic interest in any way," and
at his relationship with Martin was "casual,
'endly but distant."
In addition to being a season ticket holder, the

list shows that Martin received 30 complimenta-
ry tickets from the 1990-91 season to the pre-
sent. On eight occasions, the tickets were given
written authorization by Fisher.
For one game in 1994, a hand-written note on
the cover of the complimentary ticket list asks that
recruitee Willie Mitchell be seated with then-may-
oral candidate Dennis Archer and Martin.
Mitchell, who had been named that year's Mr.
Basketball for the state of Michigan, was a heavi-
ly recruited high school prospect for the
The message states, "Jan - please put Willie
Mitchell, Dennis Archer, Ed Martin together, 3-

4 rows up."
The message was not initialed by anyone, but
the full list of tickets for that day was signed by
"If you are trying to recruit a student, it's cer-
tainly understandable you'd want to impress the
candidate," said Vice President for University
Relations Walter Harrison.
In recent weeks, the basketball program has
come under fire after allegations surfaced that
members of the team may have accepted mone-
tary payments from Martin. As a result of the alle-
gations, the University hired the law firm of Bond,
Schoeneck & King, a Kansas-based group that

specializes in NCAA infractions and compliance,
to investigate all credible accusations.
Harrison said the ticket lists have been given
to the firm.
"These are lists we had first looked at in our
investigation, and now we have given them to
the law firm to look at," Harrison said. "I think
we would all admit that back in the early '90s,
we had a looser system (of regulating compli-
mentary tickets) and now we are tightening it.'
Lists also show that former Michigan player
Jalen Rose received a disproportionate number
of complimentary tickets for the 1993-94 sea-
son, and on several occasions he gave the tickets

to the same men who were caught with him in a
drug raid a year earlier, where marijuana and
cocaine were discovered. On at least one occa-
sion, the three men were seated together.
Keith Molin, senior associate athletic direc-
tor, said he was unable to comment on specific
questions about the lists.
"I have never heard anything about this until
a couple of days ago,' Molin said. "I really can't
comment on this. I can tell you the law firm will
be handling it." .
Archer was the most frequent recipient of the
complimentary tickets, receiving tickets 42 times
for himself and on 16 occasions for his sons.

LSA exceeds
donation goal

By Janet Adamy
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA fundraisers recently topped their
five-year Campaign for Michigan goal
of $110 million, Dean Edie Goldenberg
announced at yesterday's LSA faculty
Goldenberg called LSA's fundraising
success "unprecedented."
"To the best of my knowledge, no other
public liberal arts college has ever met this
goal," Goldenberg said.
The campaign, which began in 1992
with the intent to increase fundraising
throughout the University, has brought
about $1.25 billion to the University - a
quarter of a billion more than the goal orig-
inally set for Sep. 30, 1997.
"This represents a fantastic collaboration
between the fundraisers in LSA and in the
central administration and the very compe-

tent and hard work of Dean Goldenberg,"
said Vice President for Development
Thomas Kinnear.
LSA donations fall into three major
categories: $71 million has come from
individuals, $12.3 million has come
from corporations and $26.7 million
will be used to establish foundations
within LSA departments. An additional
$50 million is anticipated through
bequest donations.
Goldenberg said $8.5 million has been
put toward LSA scholarships. Students will
also see the new funds in the form of
increased graduate student support and
gifts to astronomy, honors and film and
video students.
"The real beneficiaries are the students
because this will help us increase the qual-
ity of undergraduate education," said Vice

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Former Daily editor
wins Pulitzer Prize

Janet Adamy
ily Staff Reporter
A study presented yesterda
d faculty aims to improve th
ge's language requirement.
The suggested improvem
ought about at the urging
overnment and presented to I
"ys to change students'
what unpopular language
arly within the department o
d literature.
"It's clear to us that there is a
tion for students to study in
ents" said David Schoem,
dergraduate education.
"Today, too many students
t the requirement out of the
n effort to increase stu
age, the report suggest off

sugests LSA
[ge ch~anges
of options to fulfill the language requirement,
rethinking and encouraging study abroad pro-
y by LSA students gratos, improving academic support services
he appeal of the col- and 'offering more intensive language opportu-
nities through departments, in addition to those
dents, which were that are already offered in the Residential
of the LSA Student Colltge.
LSA faculty, focused Prof. William Paulson, chair of the department of
attitudes toward the romaince languages and literature, said he agreed
requirement, partic- with miost of the conclusions in the report, includ-
f romance language ing th.t finding that there is a noticeable lack of stu-
dent isterest in the romance language and literature
lack of strong moti- department.
n (language) depart- However, he said he wasn't sure if the study's
assistant dean for reconmiendations would target unmotivated stu-
s are just trying to "I think that a lot of those steps might be useful
way," Schoem con- to those whose motivation is fair to good, to those
students who have the more motivation," Paulson

doesn't think that LSA can encourage students to
be more enthusiastic about foreign language class-
"I think it comes out of high school:' Pankopf
said. "If you liked language in high school, you will
continue with it. Otherwise, you would just take it
because you have to."
Spanish Prof. Luisa Lopez-Grigera said teachers
can have an effect on their students' motivation to
study language.
"My experience with students is that they can be
See LANGUAGE, Page 7

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
Lisa Pollak's career as a reporter began
on the second floor of the Student
Publications Building at The Michigan
Daily 10 summers ago.
Yesterday, the hometown girl made good
and Pollak's writing abilities and years spent
chasing stories were recognized with a dis-
tinguished Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
Pollak, a former Daily news editor who
now writes for The Baltimore Sun,
received the award for her in-depth feature
story about Major League Baseball
umpire John Hirschbeck's struggle to cope
with the loss of his son to a deadly neuro-
logical illness.
"The Pulitzer is the pinnacle ofjoumalism
- it is to say she is the best' said Rebecca
Blumenstein, Pollak's former colleague and
Daily editor in chief. "I remember Lisa as
one of the best writers at the Daily"
The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism are
awarded annually in 14 categories -
Pollak received the award for feature writ-
ing. The winners are selected by a jury of
distinguished journalists. This is the 81st
year that the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism
have been awarded.
Pollak, who graduated from the
University in 1990 and worked at the
Daily from 1987-1990, was unavailable
for comment last night. Colleagues at The
Sun said she was celebrating her accom-
University alumnus Andy Mills, who

dent interest in lan-
ering a wider range

LSA first-year

student Kate Pankopf said she

worked with Pollak from 1987-1990 at the
Daily, said he remembered Pollak's forte as
feature writing.
"It is difficult to be a good feature
writer because generally it is not prized as
much:' Mills said. "Writing feature stories
was not that valued because everyone
wanted to write administration stories.
"She has a very good ear for writing and
she cares a lot about her writing" Mills
added. "She worked very, very hard."
Mills said that as a student reporter,
Pollak demonstrated the desire and ambi-
tion to enter the field of journalism.
"Lisa from day one was going to be a
reporter," Mills said. "It was just a question
See PULITZER, Page 7

roE taks about
caving president
er welfare law
Jeffrey Kosseff
aly Staff Reporter
Public Policy Prof. Wendell Primus, who quit his job as deputy
cretary of health and human services after President Clinton sup-
orted last year's welfare law, relived his days in the Clinton admio-
tration yesterday.
Primus went to Washington, D.C. to draft welfare reform for
1 n, but when Clinton compromised and signed regulations that
Mederal welfare funding by about $50 billion, Primus said his
nly option was to resign.
"I had come to the administration primarily to work on welfare
form," Primus said in a speech to about 30 people yesterday at the
enter for Learning Through Community Service. "I had to be able
defend that decision, and I couldn't."
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Bollinger to speak today

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
University President Lee Bollinger will
deliver his first major public speech today
since taking office in February. Bollinger
will address the relationship between busi-
niess concepts and the University in his
speech, titled "The University: Some first
principles and several recommendations."
"I want to suggest at least one important
value in the University that I think needs
more attention and how that value among
others leads me to think about certain policy
anectinnc_" Rnllingera eid veterdav.

Previous McInally lecturers include
Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and Federal
Reserve Governor Martha Romayne.
"I hope to do this with regularity,"
Bollinger said. "I'd like to have many occa-
sions to talk about University matters."
Although a welcome reception in honor of
the new president was interrupted last week
by a group of 25 students, Bollinger said he is
not wary of speaking in public again.
The students, who called themselves part
of the movement Latinas y Latinos Unidos
for Change, outlined a list of 16 demands
thev felt were necessarv to fulfill the

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