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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, November 5, 1998 - 7A

*POWER
Continued from Page 1A
slide, or we would have filled all these Republican
positions in the state with Republicans," Horning said.
Brandon, in light of Engler's success, said he didn't
have a particular mission in mind for his term on the
board.
"I didn't run on the basis of a particular agenda,"r
said Brandon, who lives in Plymouth and chairs
Central Michigan University's Board of Trustees.
*There are a lot of opportunities out there."
His wife Jan, who was all smiles as the results were
being tallied, said that because of the couple's three
college sons, Brandon was familiar with the issues
facing students on campus.
"We definitely know what it's like," she said. "We
understand the issues that are top line with students."
After Power's loss, which was a complete rever-
sal from the 1990 regent election in which he
received more than 1 million votes statewide,
Bollinger paid tribute to Power's successes and
encouraged voters to remember that the margin of
victory was minimal.
Power "has been a sensational regent," Bollinger
said. "It's difficult to explain what goes into a great
SDemocrats hold

regent, because so much takes place out of the public
eye. But we're all sad to see (Power) end his term."
Power spent most of Tuesday campaigning in the
Fishbowl for student support and said he felt the stu-
dent voter turnout was most likely beneficial to the
race.
But LSA sophomore Matt Fogarty, a Republican
supporter who attended the victory party in Lansing,
said he didn't think student support was as strong as it
could have been.
"It is important for students to get involved in the
regental race if only to let regents understand where
the students are coming from," Fogarty said.
Power, who has missed only one-half of one
regents' meeting in his 1I years of service on the
board, will leave the board in January - a move that
halts the momentum of the Power family's involve-
ment in the board.
In 1953, Power's father, Eugene, was elected to the
board and served for 10 years. Power's wife Sarah
Goddard Power served on the board from 1974 to
1987, when she committed suicide by jumping from
the Burton Memorial Tower.
Then-Gov. James Blanchard appointed Philip
Power to fill his wife's seat. He was re-elected in 1990.
"My family's connection with the board has been

I

clout in Congress
*ELECTION
Continued from Page 1A
term are productive,' Achen said.
Gov. John Engler, to no one's surprise, strutted into the
Lansing Center to accept his third and final term as governor,
but the size of the victory and resulting coattails was in ques-
tion.
When results were tallied yesterday from state House and
Senate races, Engler had what he desired - Republican con-
trol of the Legislature.
Engler running mate Dick Posthumus said before results
were in that the people endorsed the administration's agenda,
Out control of the Legislature would aid in its passage.
"That will be a message to the Democrats that the gover-
nor's agenda ... is the one the people want" Posthumus said
Tuesday beforethe final Legislature numbers were counted.
As if a symbol of his impending sweep, the mighty Thor
was emblazoned upon the governor's tie. When asked, Engler
said the neckwear was purchased during the hard-fought bat-
ties over Proposal A, and he felt it was appropriate to "dust it
'off" for his final night.
The victory in the House is definitely important, Engler
haid.
"It has to do everything with speed," he said.

INITIATIVE
Continued from Page 1A
surrounding affirmative action, equated Initiative
200 with equal rights.
"They are clearly saying, 'We want to treat
everybody equally,"' said Connerly, a staunch
opponent of affirmative action who helped
finance the Washington
referendum.

long and intimate, and I'm very proud to have con-
ributed," Power said.
But he chuckled at the idea of another family mem-
ber stepping up to the position in the future.
"I think it's over," he said, laughing.
Bollinger said Power will be encouraged to remain
a part of the University following the end of his term.
"We always try to keep former regents associated
with the University," Bollinger said. "This gives a
sense of continuity."
Power's loss comes at a time when the University is
still struggling with the anti-affirmative action law-
;uits challenging the admissions practices of the Law
School and the College of Literature, Science and the
Arts. He said this issue may have been at the forefront
>f the campaign but did not necessarily influence the
final tally.
"As I campaigned, I realized some people were
troubled with the issue of affirmative action," Power
said.
Citing Republican winner Brandon's negative
stance on the issue and Democrat winner White's
agreement with affirmative action, Power said: "I hes-
tate to read this too much into the results"
Bollinger said the election will not change the
board's approach to major campus issues.
John Carlson, who led the pro-Initiative 200
campaign, said Washington voters were ready to
abandon racial and gender preferences.
Voters said "it's time for us to look beyond what
makes us different," Carlson said.
Less than two days after the final vote on the
initiative came in, higher education institutions
were reacting.
"This is not a time for
our university to step
it a time for back. (Washington State
University) is stepping
SitY to SteP forward with a height-
ened sense of purpose to
assure WSU is the best it
can be," WSU president
Ste Unmer uesit Samuel Smith said yes-
terday in a written state-
ment.
Smith, who cited the
university's increase in minority student enroll-
ment at all four campuses this academic year, said
WSU will continue to attract minority students
though other means besides race.
"The passage of I-200 in no way deters WSU's
commitment to people of color and women, and
will not lessen WSU's goal to have a student body
and workforce reflective of the diversity of
Washington's population," he said.
- The Associated Press contributed to this
report.

MOVE
Continued from Page 1A
move "
Students are going to be inconve-
nienced, Lanier said, because the LSA
Building, where the academic advising
may relocate, sees less of a student flow
than Angell Hall.
"We are worried that less students
will take advantage of LSA advising,"
Lanier said.
LSA-SG members also are dis-
cussing whether to push for lecture
rooms and a computing site to be added
to the LSA Building in order to attract
students.
In accordance with the administra-
tion's proposed transition, the statistics
and anthropology departments also will
be relocated.
Director of LSA Academic Advising
Alice Reinarz said more than 36,000
students go in and out of the Angell
Hall advising office each year.
"The traffic that comes in this office
- I don't mean the phone calls - the
bodies," Reinarz said. "There is going
to be huge impact in terms of an impli-

cation to a move to temporary space."
Her biggest concern regarding the
move is that the advising offices may
end up in temporary quarters in
Mason Hall for an extended period
of time.
"I am very opposed to this office
moving to temporary space in Mason
Hall for four, five years," Reinarz said.
"That whole time is a whole generation
of LSA students."
Now that the move is on the table,
Reinarz said, she hopes administrators
will protect students' interests.
I am hopeful the conversation will
lead to a trade" Reinarz said, saying she
wants the administration to move advis-
ing into a permanent space as soon as
possible. The location LSA advising
moves to "becomes a magnet to student
traffic."
Reinarz said her goal is to make LSA
advising the best advising office, and "I
am confident the president would sup-
port that goal."
Lanier said that in the long run, the
move "opens the administration to the
students just by the symbolic change of
location."

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LSA senior Farah "Thisj is no
Mongeau, one of the stu-
dents trying to intervene O runiVen
in the Law School case,
said that when she heard back.
early this morning that
Initiative 200 had Washington Sta
passed, she was disap-
pointed, but not neces-
sarily surprised.
"I guess I'm just frustrated to see that happen,"
Mongeau said. "We're hoping that the failed ini-
tiative here is a sign that they haven't gone too far
astray here."
She said this reminds her of how important it is
to ignore the rhetoric surrounding affirmative
action and understand the ramifications of propo-
sitions like 1-200.
She said it is unfair that referendums like this
can just pop up, without the voting public com-
pletely educated.

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