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executive considered in
1994 director search
By Heather Kamins
Daily Staff Rcportcr
Tom Goss, a California business executive
and former Michigan defensive tackle, was the
University's first choice for athletic director
four years ago.
But since Goss was unavailable, the job went
to Joe Roberson, the man Goss will replace as
the University's ninth athletic director this fall.
Sources close to the department said
University President Lee Bollinger plans to
announce Goss' nomination on Sept. 8.
Just days after Roberson publicly announced
his intention to retire two weeks ago, rumors
began circulating that Goss would lead the
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troubled Athletic Department.
If confirmed by the Board of Regents. he
wil he the University's 'irst black athletic
Percy Bates, who served on the athletic
director search committee thT chose
Roberson, said (oss would haxe been hired
four years ago if his professional situation at
that time had not prompted him to drop out of
the competition. Bates said that if Goss had not
pulled his name out of the running, he would
have been offered the position.
"Things did not get that far," Bates said. "He
would have (been hired four years ago). I can
say that unequivocally.
"I think it should be understood that in the
previous search, Goss wa designated as one of
our excellent candidates:
Before the committee recommended a final
candidate, the search was hatied amidst contro-
versy when former University President James
Duderstadt handpicked Robherson to fill the
position. Roherson. who was the University's
lead fnmdraiser at the time. was not even on the
list of finalists when Duderstadt picked him to
head the athletic department.
While Duderstadt was criticized for not
accepting the advice of the search commit-
tee, Bates said Bollinger did not need to use
a committee to find the best athletic direc-
If he was an excellent candidate then, I
don't think it is necessary to go through a com-
pletely new search." Bates said.
Former Athletic Director Don Canham said
the Michigan defensive tackle was actually a
front runner in two past University athletic
See GOSS, Page 2A
1968. when he
Eight directors have led the
Everything in its place?
he results of an investigation into
he Michigan men's basketball
eam will be announced Sept. 8.
kcnetheless, allegations did not
),-ent former BYU point guard
ie Reid from transferring to
iee Page 13A.
The University has a historic
commitment to diversity and affir-
mative action programs. The
University's administrators should
not let state and federal lawmak-
ers bully them into undercutting
the institution's values.
See Page 18.
Find the campus organization
that's right for you. From service
groups to organizations active in
the arts, get an early glimpse at
what campus groups have to offer
and how you can get involved early
in the school year.
See Page 78.
into his leadership
role in February.;
The former Lawg
School dean and
College provost faces a daunting
a e of issues, but remains popu-
I with many students and
administrators. His inauguration is
set for Sept. 19
See Page 1C.
A town with distinct flair
Ann Arbor is unique in the
Midwest, home to a small-town
lifestyle and temperament accom-
panied by big-city values. And resi-
dents see it as more than just
eter college town.
Pee Page I1E.
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Until yesterday both Jesse Perry
and Brian Jenn-Joseph called a sev-
enth floor South Quad lounge home.
Perry and Jenn-Joseph had the
largest rooms on their floor. The only
drawback was they had to live out of
their suitcases and remain ready to
move at any moment.
Because residence halls are over-
crowded again this year, Perry and
Jenn-Joseph are among 34 first-year
male students who are shuffling
Along with two other roommates,
Perry and Jenn-Joseph had plenty of
room for their belongings amidst var-
ious couches, tables and assorted
"My mom was kind of actually
relieved," said Jenn Joseph, an LSA
first-year student. "I really wasn't that
angry, just as long as I knew I would be
Jenn-Joseph was given clearance
yesterday to move into a South Quad
double room, while Perry is still wait-
ing for word on where he will end up.
Aside from the minority of students
who are in housing limbo, most stu-
dents have moved into their residence
hall rooms - some with the help of
members of the Greek community.
Roughly 550 volunteers represent-
ing the Black Greek Association, the
Interfraternity Council and the
Panhellenic Association helped first-
year students ease their first-day jitters
and move belongings into their resi-
dence hall rooms Saturday and Sunday.
Interfraternity Council Vice
President for External Affairs Inder
Singh said the event, which became
large-scale just this year, was orga-
nized to benefit various students.
"Freshmen have a really tough time
adjusting," Singh said.
Singh said the move-in project got
positive reactions from the majority of
"They were extremely grateful for
making this an easier experience,' he
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* Joe Roberson, 1993-1997
Poto cowtesy o the Mehiganensan
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
For University faculty, staff and stu-
dents, emotions ranged from utter dev-
astation to a shared disbelief over the
death of Princess Diana of Wales, who
some describe as the world's most
Since early Sunday morning, when tele-
vised reports gave viewers constant
updates about the fatal car crash, the con-
firmation of Diana's death has raised ques-
tions regarding who is to blame and what
a British native
and graduate stu-
dent in the School
of Education, said
Diana's death is
any event in recent
"This is an Princess Diana
event is unparal-
leled, as far as I'm concerned, in British
history in the last 15 to 20 years,"
Bennett said. "This has created more
news than anything. She was such an
icon, it can only be written down as
such a major event. It was just as big a
shock as if I'd been at home because
she's just a world icon."
LSA first-year student Carolyn
Jones said Diana's death will find a
place in history alongside other major
tragedies of the 20th century.
"It probably going to be like, 'Where
were you when JFK died?"'Jones said. "I
wonder if any good will come out ofit."
Former CNN foreign correspondent
Tony Collings, who teaches in the com-
munication studies department this year,
said the media's image may fall under
scrutiny since paparazzi are being
blamed in part for Diana's death
Photographers were following the
princess before the car crashed, ending
her life as well as that of her companion,
Dodi Fayed, and the car's driver.
"I'm definitely concerned about
what the public reaction of this situa-
tion will do to the media, which is
already going through a difficult peri-
od," Collings said.
LSA sophomore Lisa Berry said that no
matter who's to blame, the circumstances
around Diana's death are unfortunate.
"It's just tragic" Berry said. "That's
the only word 1 can use to describe i:'
However, as the story unraveled, spec-
ulation about the cause of the crash has
moved from the photographers to the fact
that the car's driver was driving drunk
when the car hit a wall in the Paris tunnel.
Still, Collings said many people will
continue to focus on the role of the
media in covering public figures.
"This has been a problem for some
time," Collings said about public skepti-
cism of the media. "I think that this latest
incident will increase the concern in the
profession, the image of journalists."
Meanwhile, University students said
they will continue to remember the
major role that Diana played in the
lives of British people.
ISA first-year student Brian Jean-Joseph, from New Jersey, and Engineering first-year student Jesse Perry, from Missouri,
spend time yesterday in a South Quad lounge, their temporary home.
said. "Hopefully, new students will
have a better image of the Greek
Housing Director Alan Levy said
the Housing Office can't give dorm
rooms to the 34 unplaced students
who now live in lounges of South
Quad. Bursley and Mary Markley res-
idence halls until today because of
legal restrictions. He said empty
rooms for "no-show" students can
only be redistributed today according
to the lease agreement.
"Until the legally applicable clause
in our lease can be carried out, we
don't have a right to carry that out,'
Levy said the housing shortage can
be attributed to a number of factors,
including the enrollment of one of the
See MOVE IN, Page 8A
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Diag's missing M' stirs
talk, raises eyebrows
By Peter Meyers
Daily Staff Reporter
In the heart of the Diag, the bronze
"M" that has existed for decades is
Since the opening of the Diag on
Sunday, many students have worried
that the bronze, blue and gold M
would never return. Julianne Chard,
coordinator for the Diag reconstruc-
tion project, is doing what she can to
still the panic.
Chard, a University civil engineer,
said the M is indeed coming back and
will be installed by the end of the
"It's going to be just like it always
was," Chard said.
LSA sophomore David Taub said
the missing M leaves the Diag incom-
"This is terrible. You take some-
thing which.is pretty much the shrine
of the University, with so much histo-
ry, and you leave this.".he said, refer-
ring to the brick M on which he was
standing. "It doesn't even look like an
The refurbished landmark's sur-
roundings will be different, however.
In addition to changes on the Diag -
more trees, pathways, lighting and
brick to replace the cement - the M
See MISSING M, Page 8A
Students receive split-season tickets
By John Leroi
Daily Sports Editor
Suddenly, 102,501 seats don't seem like that many to most
of the University's first-year students.
Because of an unprecedented demand for student tickets,
3,200 incoming undergraduate, graduate and transfer stu-
dents will not receive tickets to all home football games,
marking the first time in University history that split-season
tickets for Michigan Stadium have been issued.
More than 20,000 students applied for ticket applications
this year, 6,000 more than last season. Additionally, 98 per-
cent of non-student season ticket holders renewed their appli-
cations from last year, leaving too few tickets for new stu-
dents - a fact that hasn't gone over well with those receiv-
ing a split-season package.
'There's nothing like it'
Many Michigan sports fans were
disappointed by the performance
of last year's teams. Nevertheless,
the University can boast one of
the most successful programs in
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