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Today: Sunny. High 58. Low1
Tomorrow: Sunny. High 60.


One hundred eightyears of edtorial freedom

April 13, 1999

Details of science institute addressed

By Nick Faizone
Daily Staff Reporter
As the concept of a life science com-
plex at the University inches closer to
becoming reality, questions abound in the
minds of many faculty and staff mem-
To address these concerns, University
President Lee Bollinger and Provost
Nancy Cantor visited the faculty gover-
nance board yesterday to answer the
questions of some prominent University

Bollinger provided the members of the
Senate Advisory Committee for
University Affairs with a tentative time-
line of the life sciences program, stating
the complex could be functioning by
"The (establishment) was conceived as
a several-year plan, but we need to get
started," Bollinger said.
If the University Board of Regents
approves the proposal for the complex
during its April and May meetings, "in
the summer we will go in with general

designs for program," Bollinger said.
"But the first thing we need to do is seek
a director for the program, someone to
help us guide this."
Bollinger said if a director is hired by
fall, it is possible the life science com-
plex could begin hiring faculty members
within two years.
But Social Work Prof. Sherrie
Kossoudji said she was concerned with
how the hiring of the new faculty would
affect professors not employed in the life
science complex.

"The (Life Sciences) Committee recog-
nizes that to jump-start this, they will
have to allot big bucks to recruit 'star'
faculty," Kossoudji said.
"Then we end up with general and
star' equity considerations at the
Kossoudji added that the University had to
consider how this allotment would influence
the morale of not only the professors who
feel they're underpaid, but also those not
directly connected to the life science com-
See SCIENCE, Page 7

Science institute timeline:
April 15, 16; May 20, 21: University presents life
science proposals to the University Board of Regents,
including four hours of discussion at its April meeting,
University President Lee Bollinger said.
Summer: Pending approval of the regents, the
University will begin looking for a life science complex
director who could be hired by the fall.
2001: Begin hiring professors, organization could be
92002: Have own curriculum and faculty

Bollinger toT
send letters
against Mile
A ckBunkdey
Daily Staff Reporter
The last day of winter classes can only mean one thing in
Ann Arbor - hundreds of students shedding their inhibitions
and their clothes for a liberating run down South University
With the end of winter term and the annual Naked Mile one
week away, University President Lee Bollinger said he plans to
inform students that he does not condone the year-end tradition.
"He's sending a letter to all seniors, expressing his concerns and
ouraging their participation," University spokesperson Julie
Peterson said. "We don't want our students to get hurt."
Drafts of the letter were not available yesterday, but Peterson
said she expects Bollinger to have a final copy today and the let-
ter to be sent later this week.
The Naked Mile began as a small celebration at the end ofs
the winter 1986 term run by the men's crew team. The 13th run-
ning of the mile last year drew about 800 runners and 10,000F
spectators, according to Ann Arbor Police Department esti-
The size of crowds often raises concerns about the runners'
ollinger's efforts weremet with praise by Ann Arbor Mayor
Ingrid Sheldon. "I thank him
THE 14TH ANNUAL very much for taking a leader-
NAKED MILE ship role in this," Sheldon said.
Running in the Naked Mile
could also have legal ramifica-
tions. If convicted of violating
state indecent exposure laws,
students could face up to a year Fans pack the
ofjail time, in addition to having unsuccessfull
to register as a lifetime sex the Tigers 1-0
Peterson said she hopes to work closely with the media this
year to ensure that coverage does not create further safety
"I thought the media really got out of hand last year," U
Peterson said. "We did not think that was helpful st a UC
Sheldon said the Naked Mile brings much more trouble than
good to Ann Arbor.
"This is not an event that is perceived by the general public
as cute i"Sheldon said."This event brings out some ofthe worst
creatures in southeast Michigan. n u m tw
S tome students who are planning on joining the swarm of
ers this year said Bollinger's letter will not affect their deci- By Nika Schulte
sion to participate. Daily Staff Reporter
"I think it's a nice gesture and that's about it," LSA senior Although the
Bob Stevenson said. has been criticiz
LSA senior Allison Jacobs said Bollinger's letter will come since eliminatin
too late to change seniors' minds. admissions pract
"People have already made their decisions," Jacobs said. the school indi
LSA senior Jaclyn Fuchs said sending a letter to students administrators a
might actually heighten interest in running. recovery from th
"Whenever the University tries to prevent something, the According t
idents increase," Fuchs said newly-accepted
The large crowds during the event add anonymity and tend the 7,466 accept
to lessen safety concerns, said Jessica Mailman, an LSA senior. mative action wa
"There are so many people, I think I'll be fine," Mailman Brian Davis, c
said, adding that she thinks "the majority of students will just sions and relatio
ignore" Bollinger's letter. of California at
stresses teamwork


Allied attacks
strike train of
Serb civilians

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) - A
new wave of NATO attacks yesterday tar-
geted Yugoslav fuel depots and heavy
industry, and an allied hit was blamed for
turning a Yugoslav passenger train into a
heap of burning wreckage. Serb officials
said at least 10 people aboard the train
were killed and 16 injured.
Even as the alliance expressed regret
over loss of civilian life, NATO foreign
ministers - meeting for the first time
since the nearly three-week-long air
campaign began - vowed to press
ahead, saying the Kosovo crisis "repre-
sents a fundamental challenge to the
values of democracy, human rights and
the rule of law."
As darkness fell over the capital yes-
terday, air raid sirens went off in

Belgrade, Nis, Kragujevac, Podgorica,
heralding another night of air strikes. A
few hours later, Yugoslav anti-aircraft
defense systems fired at NATO planes
flying over Belgrade, state news report-
Strong detonations were heard at an oil
refinery in Pancevo, just across the
Danube River from Belgrade. NATO
bombed the same refinery Sunday night.
Yugoslavia's parliament voted yester-
day to join an alliance with Russia and
Belarus - an apparent move to try to
draw Russia into the conflict, although
Russia has said it will not get militarily
Russia favors the idea of incorporat-
ing Yugoslavia into the alliance that
See BALKANS, Page 2


bleachers for the final Opening Day at Tiger Stadium yesterday In Detroit and
y attempt to start the wave to bring the Tigers to victory. The Minnesota Twins beat
In 12 Innings.
schools counter

University of California system
zed for low minority admissions
g the use of race and gender in
ices, a recent announcement from
cates recruitment efforts from
end students are providing a small
e decrease.
o the university, the number of
minorities fell 27 students short of
ed in 1996 - the last year affir-
as used as a factor in admissions.
director of undergraduate admis-
ns with schools at the University
Los Angeles, said the school's

"active involvement" in recruiting and retention is
paving the way to enrolling more minorities.
Davis said it is important for the school to be
working on such projects because of the wrong
impression Proposition 209 may have created.
Proposition 209, approved by California voters in
1996, eliminated gender and race preferences in
admissions and hiring.
"Prospective students could interpret Prop. 209
to be an indication that UC is not interested in
them, that we are turning our backs on them,"
Davis said "That's not true. We welcome them
with open arms; we just can't use their race, eth-
nicity or gender in granting their admission."
Davis said one measure UCLA is taking draws

A bust, letter and various photos from the Robert Frost collection are on
display at the University's Special Collections Library.
Frost's legacy
lives on atU

By Phil Bansal
For the Daily
Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea
Shepherd and co-founder of Greenpeace,
spoke to an audience of all ages last night
in the Michigan Union's Pendleton
Rom, thanks to the colluded efforts of
Michigan Student Assembly's
Environmental Issues Committee, LSA
Student Government and the Michigan
Animal Rights Society.
This is the first time EIC and MARS
worked together to bring a speaker to
the University. The teamwork was not

strength of an ecosystem is dependent
on its diversity, diversity is the strength
in a movement."
Last night, Watson didn't try to tell
people what they can specifically do,
but he told people to "do what (they) do
best" in the service of future genera-
tions, with the goal of making Earth "a
better planet" Environmental conserva-
tion and animal rights, he explained,
can come together because any differ-
ences are unessential.
The message was simple and earnest.
But the audience applauded Watson's

By Jennifer Stwrling
Daily Staff Reporter
Students in the 1920s were fortu-
nate to have poet Robert Frost on
campus. Students in 1999 -
although they may not be aware of it
- also are blessed with Frost's pres-
ence, too. Students in the next centu-
ry may even be found in his house,
the Robert Frost Poetry House,
which is tentatively planned to be
built on campus in the coming years.
The poet, who died in 1963,
returned in spirit to campus in
December 1997 when Frost's family
donated his literary archives.
Rooks written by Frost. many of

University has become a "handful of
significant repositories of Frost col-
lections," said Brenda Johnson,
interim associate director of the
University Library System.
Other memorabilia showcased in
the special collection include letters
Frost wrote to family members and
books he received from friends,
including the valuable "Congo and
Other Poems" from poet Vachel
Lindsay. First-day-of-issue stamps
and Christmas cards written by Frost
are also a part of the collection.
Curator for the Humanities in the
Special Collection Library Kathryn
Beam said the collections' "strength

Greenpeace Founder Captain Paul Watson addresses students In the Pendleton
Room of the Michigan Union last night. Watson emphasized the importance of
environmental conservation and animal rights.

belief in the importance of knowing and
living in the natural world.
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