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2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 14, 2000

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New vice president to begin post next month

RUDGERS
Continued from Page 1
Freedom of Information Office, Michi-
gan Radio and News and Information
Services. Rudgers will also become the
official University spokeswoman. Julie
Peterson, director of News and Informa-
tion Services, currently fills this position.
The Office of Communications has
undergone several appointment and
administrative changes since Bollinger
took office in 1997. Former Vice Presi-
dent of University Relations Walt Har-
rison came to the University in 1989
and left in July 1998 to become presi-

dent of the University of Hartford in
Connecticut. He also servedas Univer-
sity secretary. Former University
spokeswoman Lisa Baker served as
associate vice president for communi-
cations from 1990-1998. Both began
their terms under former University
President James Duderstadt.
After Baker and Harrison left,
Bollinger divided the Office of Univer-
sity Relations into the Office of the
Secretary and the Office of Vice Presi-
dent for Government Relations. Lisa
Tedesco and Cynthia Wilbanks filled
those positions, respectively. The third
division of University relations is the

"Honesty is the absolute, fundamental
goal of public relations in my view."
- Lee Bollinger
University president

Office of Communications. Rudgers
will serve as its first head.
The only office that currently has an
open position is the vice president for
student affairs. A committee of Univer-
sity faculty, staff and students are cur-
rently conducting a national search and
must submit three unranked recommen-

dations submitted to Bollinger.
Maureen Hartford, former vice pres-
ident for student affairs, left the Uni-
versity last spring to become the
president of Meredith College in
Raleigh, N.C. E. Royster Harper, for-
mer dean of students, is serving as
interim vice president.

ACROSS T HE N ATION(
Organizations to ask for cooperation
WASHINGTON - Leaders of some of the same organizations that led the
noisy and often violent demonstrations that disrupted the World Trade Organiza-
tion meeting in Seattle last fall have set the same goal for the World Bank and
International Monetary Fund meetings this weekend in the nation's capital. And
they are building on the lesson they say they learned out West: The need to keep
strong alliances with all groups opposed to globalization.
"We're more aware now of sensitivity between different groups than we were
then," said Matthew Smucker an activist for Rainforest Action Network in Min-
neapolis who is helping to organize this week's protests.
The Mobilization for Global Justice's says roughly 450 groups have endorsed
its mission. It is coordinating dozens of organizations spanning a wide range of
ideologies, including environmentalists, organized labor and feminists.
Activists describe the movement as leaderless, and most of the protesters seem
to have come together through an informal network of groups across the country.
Information is spread largely through word of mouth and the Internet. Deci-
sions - when and where to hold a march, what strategy to pursue - are made
by consensus, reached by a council of representatives of the various groups.
Yet, not everyone agrees, even when it comes to the so-called enemies. S ,
advocate dismantling the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank, while others are
simply asking for reforms.

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The2000
Hopwood Awards
Kasdan Scholarship
in Creative Writing
Arthur Miller Award
Jeffrey L. Weisberg Poetry Prize
Dennis McIntyre Prize
Chamberlain Award
for Creative Writing
Helen S. and John Wagner Prize
Andrea Beauchamp Prize
Robert F. Haugh Prize
Meader Family Award
Naomi Saferstein Literary Award
Leonard and Eileen Newman
Writing Prizes
Paul and Sonia Handleman
Poetry Award

Lecture b
Donald' Hl
Author of:
Kicking the Leaves
The Happy Man
The One Day
String Too Short
To Be Saved
Old and New Poems

(1947-1990)

Without

The 2000 Hopwood
Awards
will be announced
Tuesday, April 18
pt 330
n the Rackham
Auditorium
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Great-uncle refuses
to release Elian
MIAMI - Elian Gonzalez's great-
uncle defied the government yester-
day and the government blinked,
letting its deadline to collect the boy
pass and agreeing to a delay that
averts a law-enforcement showdown
for now. In Little Havana, thousands
cheered wildly at the news.
Attorneys for Elian's Miami rela-
tives claimed victory after a federal
.appeals court issued a stay blocking
anyone from taking the boy out of the
country. The Justice Department,
though, said it had agreed to a delay
of "three or four days."
The 1lth U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals told the government to
respond to the stay by 9:30 a.m. today,
giving great-uncle Lazaro Gonzalez's
family another day with Elian at the
very least. Lazaro "feels relief," family
spokesman Armando Gutierrez said,
"at least until tomorrow morning."
Yesterday's court action capped a
fluid, electrifying day that began min-
utes after Lazaro Gonzalez dared the

government to take Elian by force. In
less than 24 hours, the Miami rela-
tives met with Attorney General Janet
Reno, publicly announced their defi-
ance of her, allowed Elian to speak on
TV and ignored a 2 p.m. deadline to
deliver him to an airport for retur
his father.
22 FedEx workers
arrested in scandal
WASHINGTON - Federal authori-
ties said yesterday they have broken up
a Los Angeles-based drug trafficking
operation that used the Federal Express
overnight delivery system to ship tons
of marijuana across the United State
Sweeping into FedEx warehou
and offices across the country, federal
agents arrested 22 drivers, customer
service representatives and security
agents yesterday who they allege vari-
ously packed the marijuana into FedEx
boxes, placed bogus labels on them and
handed them over to dealers parked
along delivery routes. FedEx shipped
more than 4,000 boxes of drugs ac s
the country, federal officials said.

Hopwood
AWARDS

AROuND THE

U.N. study reveals a
need for reform
UNITED NATIONS - UN. sanc-
tions are often ignored, but when they
do strike home, it's often innocents
who are hurt and not the rogue
regimes they targeted, according to the
first case-by-case report card on their
effectiveness.
The report highlights a dilemma
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has
raised repeatedly with regard to Iraq,
and comes after a decade in which the
United Nations imposed more sanc-
tions than at any other time.
"The Sanctions Decade: Assessing
U.N. Strategies in the 1990s," is
expected to generate a lengthy debate
when it is presented to the Security
Council on Monday, when it takes up
the issue of reforming sanctions.
For the most part, the 274-page
report backs "smart sanctions" that
target regimes with specific measures
and not broad-based trade embargoes
that often hurt innocent civilians.
It cites a ban on Angolan rebels'

diamond exports as a good way to
starve the rebels' ability to finance
their military campaign - but notes
that the ban was never enforced and
was only imposed after the rebels
earned nearly $4 billion from gJm
sales.
The book examines the Angola ban
and 10 other U.N. embargoes imposed
in the last 10 years.
Opponents warn of
Fujimori's campaign
LIMA, Peru - Opposition acti
were jubilant yesterday after forcing a
second round in Peru's presidential elec-
tions, but experts warned that support-
ers of President Alberto Fujimori would
step up a campaign of dirty tricks and
electoral fraud to hold on to power.
Fujimori fell a hair short of the majority
he needed and will face upstart chal-
lenger Alejandro Toledo, an intelma-
tional economist who once shined shoes
to help out his impoverished family.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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