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ily Staff Reporter
Seeking to identify racial prob-
ms, the Michigan Student
ssembly is sponsoring a town hall
eeting on race relations tonight at
30 in the Michigan Union
e dialogue is part of President
on's Initiative on Race, a sweeping"
an proposed by the president about
e year ago to enhance the education-
and economic opportunities of all
"Today, I ask the American people
join me in a great national effort to
rfect the promise of America for
is new time as we seek to build our
ore perfect union," Clinton said in.
ne of last year. "That is the unfin-
work of our time, to lift the bur-
n of race and redeem the promise
Judith Winston, executive director of
e President's Initiative on Race, will
eak along with other panelists,
cluding University administrators,
culty and students.
MSA Rep. Brian Reich, who orga-
zed the event, said he planned the
eeting in response to concerns he has
from fellow students. Reich cited
e separation of the races in the
niversity's dining halls as an example
existing racial tensions.
"We're very diverse in numbers, but
tually we're self-segregated," Reich
id. "I think it's a shame. I can't imag-
e how much we could do if all the
dent groups felt comfortable with
ch other. I think dialogue is the first
ich, who said his White House
nnections helped him bring to cam-
s the initiative's highest ranking offi-
al, said the event will not solve racial LSA Dean Edie Gol
oblems, but will attempt to define department, after
"There are no concrete goals," Reich
"d. "We will leave the discussion with
better understanding of what students
ed to understand and work with each
her. I would like to start us down the
to a constructive resolution of
ese big problems."
The dialogue is part of what has been
signated Campus Week by Initiative
ticials. Yesterday, a town hall meeting
as held at Howard University and will
ter be televised on C-SPAN. By William Na
David Chai, a spokesperson for the Daily Staff Report
ce initiative, said the University was Economics
osen to host the dialogue because it the Golden A
a prominent and a diverse institute Rackham Audi
igher education. as the "grim re
ichigan, in a sense, leads this Adams call
untry in many aspects," Chai said. chair of St
e have done work with i the University Tea
niversity before. We're excited about of the finality
e activities and events that have been lecture, called
ing on here on campus." But this grim
Chai said the Initiative has worked carried a small
creating education empowerment Adams for exc
nes, stopping housing discrimination In his lectur
d encouraging broad dialogue on Adams chose t
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By Katie Plona
and Mike Spahn
Daily Staff Reporters
After serving as the first female dean of the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts for nine years and being one
of five finalists in the 1996 search for a University president,
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg announced yesterday that she
will resign from her position.
"It was time for me and it was time for the college,"
Goldenberg said, adding that she is not leaving on bad terms,
but because it is time for a change. "It's time for new ideas,
for new initiatives"
Goldenberg's resignation is effective Aug. 31. She will be
on leave from her faculty position for one year before return-
ing in the fall of 1999 to teach and research within LSA and
the School of Public Policy.
Provost Nancy Cantor said a search committee to find a
permanent dean to lead the University's largest school will be
formed within several weeks. She would not speculate on the
appointment of an interim dean.
University President Lee Bollinger said he is not surprised
by Goldenberg's resignation considering the number of years
she has served as dean.
"Nine years is a long time in terms of deans," Bollinger
Cantor said Goldenberg is a valuable member of the
University's academic community.
"She's just been a superb dean and a very strong advocate
of the college for undergraduate education," Cantor said.
"We expect to see more of her wonderful contributions in
coming years here."
Former University President James Duderstadt said
Goldenberg's contributions to the University have been
numerous and wide-ranging.
"She has done a lot of focusing on the quality of under-
graduate education," said Duderstadt, who is a member of the
Engineering faculty. Duderstadt said that in addition to her
educational contributions, the state funding the college
received during Goldenberg's term will allow her "to say that
during the Goldenberg years, the entire college was rebuilt."
Communications studies Prof. Nick Valentino said having
her back on the faculty will "be a great benefit to students.
"I have a lot of respect for Edie and what she's done for the
college," Valentino said.
Public Policy Dean John Chamberlin said Goldenberg
played a crucial role in interacting with all the University's
"I think Edie has a very important role, partially stemming
from the fact she is dean of the largest college and partially
stemming from the fact that she is one of the deans with the
longest service," Chamberlin said.
Working with the other deans was one of Goldenberg's
strengths, and the University community should be thankful
See GOLDENBERG, Page 7
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg's res-
ignation does not stand alone in a
period marked by constant changes
among the leading posts of the
University's 19 schools.
While most 'of the recently vacant
executive officer positions have been
filled during the past year and a half
- including University President
Lee Bollinger's post - new and
interim deans are leading many of
the University's schools and col-
But a number of University offi-
cials said a high dean turnover is not
"There's no policy to try to
encourage turnover in deans,"
Bollinger said. "It's just the sequence
of natural course of action at a uni-
versity of this size ...
Economics and Public Policy
Prof. Paul Courant, former chair of
the economics department, said that
although dean positions are always
changing, the period between former
University President James
Duderstadt's resignation and.
Bollinger's first day as head of the
University was unique because
deans took on more central adminis-
"Now that we have a president and
an permanent provost, that's proba-
bly less true," Courant said. "Deans
are probably more in the business
they have always been in"
But Courant said deans have
always been instrumental within the
See DEANS, Page 7
denberg hugs her colleague and friend Gaylyn Studlar, chair of the film and video
announcing her resignation as dean to faculty members yesterday in Angell Hall.
i winner gives
Prof. Jim Adams was presented
Apple award yesterday in the
itorium by a person he referred to
ed LSA sophomore Heidi Lubin,
udents Honoring Outstanding
ching, the "grim reaper" because
associated with the Golden Apple
the "ideal last lecture."
reaper didn't carry a scythe - she
golden trophy that she presented to
ellence in undergraduate teaching.
e, titled "Beginnings of the End,"
o give the audience a glimpse into
his life outside the classroom.
"In a way, it was hard to give because it was
intensely personal," he said. "In the classroom, I
try to be very objective to encourage discussion."
Adams detailed his life from when he was a
student at Harvard University until today, with
two sons now in college.
Adams' lecture honored the people who have
influenced his life. He began his talk by describ-
ing environmental law Prof. Joe Sax, a good
friend and squash partner.
Sax helped Adams develop an interest in his
current field of study, industrial organization.
"By confronting rather than avoiding his dis-
comforting opinion, I developed a new sense of
See APPLE, Page 2
Golden Apple winner Jim Adams, a professor of economics, shows off his trophy and framed poster
last night in the Rackham Auditorium before he gave his ideal last lecture.
Students suggest North
By Trevor Gardner
Daily Staff Reporter
In the first of two town hall meetings,
University President Lee Bollinger and
Provost Nancy Cantor met with stu-
dents on North Campus yesterday to
explore issues relating to student life at
About 50 people filled the Chrysler
Center of the Media Union to offer
University administration officials the
North Campus perspective on student
Participants expressed their appre-
ciation for the meeting's location,
because it gave them an opportunity
to express their views about trans-
forming North Campus into a more
student-friendly part of the
Students also asked questions about
general problems facing the University
One audience member suggested
that Bollinger create a North
Campus presidential office that he
would occupy for a few days each
week, in order to bring a more
human feel to the North Campus
Bollinger said he considered the
idea and believes that the division of
the University into various campus
locations, such as North and Central
campus, affects its sense of continu-
Bollinger went on to share his
ideas about how North Campus
could shape itself into a thriving
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