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April 21, 1997

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If confirmed, Public
Policy Dean will sit on
Federal Reserve Board
Heather Kamins
ily Staff Reporter
Public Policy Dean Edward
i lich is expected to be nominated
o e Federal Reserve Board, Provost
. Bernard Machen announced at
riday's meeting of the University
oard of Regents.
Gramlich, if appointed to a Fed gov-
rnor position, would serve a 14-year
erm and fill one of two vacant spots on
he Fed. If Gramlich is noiinated by
rsident Clinton and accepts the posi-
ion, he will have to resign from his
o ition at the University, Machen said.
Obviously it's a great honor for him
f he is confirmedZ' Machen said. "The
ad part for me will be that if he gets it
e will have to resign from his position
t the University. But like he said to me
oday, the Federal Reserve is like the
upreme Court for economists"
Gramlich had no comment on the
ppointment process.
White House Press Secretary
ael McCurry told The Wall Street
nal last week that Clinton approved
o candidates, one of whom was
ramlich, for the Fed positions. The
econd candidate is Roger Ferguson,
ho is a partner at the McKinsey
ompany consulting firm and works
rimarily in the company's financial
'nstitutions group.
Public Policy Prof. John Chamberlin
said Gramlich has a long history of
bringing significant wisdom to nation-
aiblic policy questions.
"His appointment to be a governor to
the Fed is an important recognition to
his accomplishments and an appropri-
ate next step for him;' Chamberlin said.
"We will miss him greatly if he is for-
See GRAMLICH, Page 2






Football players' room burns; keg left among charred items

By ,.ni.Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
A fire broke out last night in South Quad resi-
dence hall at about 7 p.m., destroying one room
and keeping 1,200 residents out of their rooms for
more than two hours.
The fire began in Room 6710,
where Michigan football center
Steve Frazier and tight end
Aaron Shea live.
"The fire began on the sixth
floor of Gomberg House" said
Director of Housing Public
Affairs Alan Levy. "It was start- Shea
ed by an electrical wire connect-
ed to an alarm clock which
shorted, setting off a spark and
igniting a bean bag.
"The fire department broke into
the room and contained the fire.R
Only the one room was heavily
damaged," Levy said. Officials are
not sure if the fire was sponta-
neous or if it had been kindling for a while, Levy said.
The fire started around 7:15 p.m. and lasted no
more than 10 minutes before it was extinguished,
said Ann Arbor Fire Department Battalion Chief
Ed Knieper.

"There is about $8,000 in damage, but it is hard
to pin something down like that" Knieper said.
On Saturday night, Frazier and Shea allegedly
hosted a party in their room, which may have
involved alcohol. Neither Frazier nor Shea are 21-
years-old and could not be reached for comment
about the alleged party.
But a hallmate who wished to remain anonymous
said there was a keg in the room. The keg was
among the items that remained in the charred room.
"There was a keg in the room," the hallmate
said. "There were a bunch of guys and-girls in the
room drinking. There were a bunch of people in he
hallway drinking."
Frazier, an LSA sophomore who stood outside
with about 600 other evacuated residents, said he
was concerned about his belongings.
"I want to see if there's anything lefty" Frazier said.
Frazier had left his room about an hour before
the fire began, and a friend informed him of the
fire once it had started. Frazier and Shea planned
to stay with friends last night after their room was
destroyed, Levy said.
"Fire alarms were pulled at two locations," Levy
said. "The first alarm was pulled on the fifth floor
around 7 p.m. by residents who smelled the
smoke, and then a second alarm was pulled on the

(Left) South Quad
residents wait
outside the
building as Ann
Arbor Fire
officials put out a
blaze on the sixth
floor that left
evacuated for
more than two
(Right) Amidst
the charred
remains of two
Michigan football
players' room sits
a keg, a remnant
of an alleged
party Saturday


3 U
University students celebrate Earth Wet
*ents say biking is better for the enviro
y Carrie Luria
Daily Staff Reporter
For once, cyclists had the right of
way on State Street.
About 50 cyclists and a few
roller-bladers participated in the


iday. The stu-
the effects of
on the envi-
arleigh said.
to 80 percent
onoxide in the
comes from
1l~ a .,~rcrciin

Regents confirm
Bollinger as speaker

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents for-
mally invited University President Lee
Bollinger on
Friday to deliver Honorary
the keynote R -
address for next
month's Spring
"We wanted to
give the new
president, at his
first commence-
ment, an oppor-
tunity to set out
his views to ,
graduating stu-
dents and to the Berry
University com-
munity," said
Regent Philip
Power (D-Ann-
Arbor). "The
tradition here is
the incoming
president is
given the oppor-
tunity to speak at
the commence-
ment ceremony. Godunov
It is a gesture of
Former President Harold Shapiro,
who took office in 1980, was the
keynote speaker at the 1981 Spring
Commencement and James Duderstadt
delivered the keynote address at the
1989 ceremony, shortly after he took
Rollingor wae sslected a the 12th


"I thought it was a little disappoint-
ing," said LSA senior Marius
Commodore. "I think a commencement
speech by.the new president during his
first term is
Degree appropriate, but
A as a graduating
ensenior I was hop-
ing to hear some-
one with more
"I would have
preferred some-
one with national
fame, especially
at a university like
this. We should be
able 'to attract
someone more
Roberts nationally
k n o w n
Commodore said.
A n g i e
Farleigh, an
SNRE senior,
said she was not
aware that it was
a tradition for a
new president to
deliver the
keynote address.
fiske"If it's a tradi-
tion, I want to
know how far it
goes back" Farleigh said. "Anyone can
hear him speak. I have friends who are
flying in, family members who are pissed
that it's Bollinger who's speaking."
LSA senior John Garretson said the
selection of Bollinger as the keynote
speaker demonstrated the University's
failure to recruit a nationally recog-

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
The largest crowd LSA senior
Jeffrey Keating has ever spoken to was
200 people.
This will change in two weeks.
Keating has been selected by the
Student Speaker Selection Committee
to deliver the student commencement
address. Keating's speech was selected
from more than a dozen applicants.
"Each year the committee reviews
the speeches, looking for an interest-
ing message or theme," said Susan
Ederer, principle events manager for
the Office of University and
Development Events. "We were
impressed by his message."
Keating said his speech, which is
about four minutes long, will address
themes of public education.
"When I wrote it, I tried to make it
appropriate for the University," he said.
"It deals with the themes of public edu-
cation and the virtue and justice in a
civil society."
Fiona Rose, an LSA junior and
member of the Student Speaker
Selection Committee, said Keating's
speech had good things to say about the
Michigan family and being a part of it.
"I thought on commencement day

ek by showing alternative methods of transportation on the Diag Fr
nment than cars.
ride to provide
e toauto-mobi

The cyclists traveled the
streets of Ann Arbor for a
half hour, holding up traf-
fic and wearing signs
reading "Honk if you like
to bike," and "One less

more aware of
- ronment," F
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