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'CLASS
Incoming
class presses
variety of
concerns
Editor's Note: This article originally ran in the
March 27, 1997 issue of The Michigan Daily.
B Chris Motinko
ily Staff Reporter
Many members of the University's 1996 fresh-
man class were concerned about college tuition and
volunteer work during their final year of high
school, according to the results of the Entering
Freshman Survey.
The University has participated in the nation-
wide survey for the last several years, which is
conducted by the University of California at
Los Angeles.
This year, 45 percent or 2,369 students of the
University's freshman class responded to the survey
during summer orientation.
A majority of University students, 58.5 percent,
said they were at least somewhat concerned with
how they would finance college.
LSA freshman Phil Zald was not shocked by the
finding.
"For us to go to college now is a lot more expen-
sive than it ws for our parents," Zald said. "If you
want to go to a big school, you'll be in debt unless
your parents can help you out. Kids from middle-
class families just get crappy loans."
Many students, 56.4 percent, are also hoping to use
summer wages to pay for some schooling, the survey
found. Students said they will use savings to pay for
See INCOMING, Page 2B

OF

2 000:

THEN

AND

NOW

Graduates
reflect on

past 4
By Lisa Koivu
Daily Staff Reporter
During the past four years, the Uni-
versity's Class of 2000 has witnessed
such events as the hiring and resigna-
tion of Athletic Director Tom Goss, the
impeachment of President Clinton,
impending admissions lawsuits against
the University, deaths of students,
sports scandals and the discontent of
various student groups on campus.
Yet students have also cheered as the
football, hockey and men's gymnastics
teams won national championship titles,
anticipated the inauguration of Univer-
sity President Lee Bollinger, attended
numerous concerts, partied on
Bollinger's lawn after beating Penn
State in football and watched as a stu-
dent carrying around a sandwich board
for an entire year become president of
the Michigan Student Assembly.
No matter what the event, every
senior graduating at the end of the
month will retain some memory of the
University, something he or she will
never forget.
LSA senior Doug Henry will always

years
remember the years he spent in the Uni-
versity marching band.
"I will never forget the emotions that
fill my body when I stand in my maize
and blue uniform in the tunnel of
Michigan Stadium. When I hear those
four famous words 'Band Take the
Field!' all of the nerves that swim in my
stomach are swallowed by the fire I feel
in my heart for the University of Michi-
gan," Henry said. "The blood, sweat
and tears that I have seen Michigan
men and women shed because of their
love for this University will stay with
me always."
Music senior Marya Keefe will never
forget the play she was able to direct
last year.
"Last year I directed a play called
Egyptian Rat Screw. I was able to work
with the playwright and bring his play
to stage for the first time. From the
actors to the designers, everyone
involved in the process was committed
to doing something special with ERS
and we were successful," Keefe said.
Some events that students will trea-
sure in the future are much simpler, but
See OUTGOING, Page 2B

SAM HOLLENSHEAD/Daily
Members of the Class of 2000 will soon bid adieu to their undergraduate years at the University.
Commencement ceremonies are set for April 29 in Michigan Stadium.

Lawsuits
thireaten
. .
admission
*policies
Editors Note: This article originally
ran in the Oct. 15, 1997 issue of.
The Michigan Daily.
By Jeffrey Kosseff
Daily Staff Reporter
The law firm that won the prece-
ent-setting Hopwood affirmative
Wetion case in Texas filed a class-action
lawsuit yesterday against the Universi-
ty's undergraduate admissions policies.
The lawsuit was filed against the Uni-
versity's College of Literature, Science
and Arts, President Lee Bollinger and
former President James Duderstadt.
Jennifer Gratz, who was rejected
from the University in 1995, and
Patrick Hamacher, an unsuccessful
1996 applicant, are named as the two
plaintiffs in the suit, which was filed at
the federal District Court in Detroit.
The lawsuit claims that because the two
are white, they were treated "less favor-
ably in considering their applications
for admission to the LSA college."
"Race should never be a factor,"
Hamacher said in an interview with
The Michigan Daily.,
"I will not deny the fact that we have
used race as a factor," Director of
J ndergraduate Admissions Ted
Spencer said. "We want a variety of stu-
dents representing diverse areas. We've
always felt that race was important."
Hamacher contacted state Rep. Debo-
rah Whyman's office (R-Canton) after he
read a newspaper article about the Uni-
versity's affirmative action programs.
Whyman, along with three other
state representatives, referred him and
'undreds of other students interested
' d filing a lawsuit to the Center for
dividual Rights, a Washington, D.C.-
based law firm that fights affirmative
action.
The plaintiffs claim that the Uni-
versity's admissions policies violate
the 14th Amendment and the Civil

Bollinger's Qs get him in

'U'

lditors oNae Tisi article originally ran in the
Oct. 25, 1996 issue of The Michigan Dai/
By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
To Lee Bollinger, if the faculty is able to
bring research-based knowledge into the
classroom, a solid undergraduate education is
more attainable.
Over the course of four hours yesterday,
Bollinger put forth a philosophical vision for
the ideal University environment. It is one
where lines of dialogue canvas the campus,
college deans are given more influence in the
power structure of the University and under-

graduate learning is lifted by a rising tide of
faculty involvement.
"The future is going Michigan's way,"
Bollinger said. "The basic principle is this
is a place where there's extraordinary open-
ness to new thoughts, new ideas, new
knowledge."
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-Ann
Arbor) said Bollinger's performance got bet-
ter as the day progressed. She said Bollinger
seemed nervous in the morning interview
with the Board of Regents, but added that she
would have been nervous if she were inter-
viewing for president.
"At times he was all over the map," New-
man said. "This afternoon, he was specific."

The questions Bollinger faced yesterday hit
harder than those posed in the two previous
candidate interviews earlier this week. Regent
Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) picked at a spe-
cific incident in Bollinger's past - his testi-
mony against the Supreme Court nomination
of Judge Robert Bork.
And some undergraduates attending the
afternoon town meeting questioned whether
Bollinger was strongly committed to quality
undergraduate education.
LSA Student Government President Paul
Scublinsky said he was disappointed at
Bollinger's willingness to support some
restrictions on students' speech.
See BOLLINGER, Page 2B

FILE PHOTO
Lee Bollinger became the 12th University president in 1997.

Goss is out; AD's
29-month term ends

Editor's Note: This article originally ran in the & b. 9,
2000 issue of The Michigan Daily.
By Jeannie Baumann
and David Den Herder
Daily Staff Reporters
University President Lee Bollinger officially accepted
the resignation of Athletic Director Tom Goss yesterday,
after appointing him in September 1997.
"Every decision that I have made in the past 29 months
was made from the heart and in the best interest of the Uni-
versity of Michigan and its student-athletes," said Goss, who
is scheduled to leave office at the end of
the winter athletic season in March.
"Not everything has been accom-
plished, but a pathway has been char-
tered for the next athletic director,"
Goss said.
Bollinger said the resignation came3
after much deliberation.
"This is a decision Tom and I have
arrived at that goes back over many Goss
months and over many discussions,'
he said. "It is far too complex for any kind of simple
statement. This is the right decision for the Universi-
ty."
Bollinger refused to give the specifics behind the athletic
director's departure.
But as Goss addressed his future options, he mentioned
the abruptness of this development.
"I really haven't had the time to really consider (my
ontions)," Goss said. "This iust hanened real quick."

New AD~ul~e
cx ectatin
or ahletics
Editor's Note: This article originally
ran in the Sept. 9, 1997 issue of The
Michigan Daily.
By Janet Adamy
and Heather Kamins
Daily Staff Reporters

Newly appointed Athletic Director
Tom Goss said yesterday that he will
use principles of integrity and account-
ability to strengthen the University's
Athletic Department.
"I am grounded in accountabilities,"
said Goss, a former California business
executive and Michigan defensive tack-
le. "Once you know what I expect, I
hold you accountable. People will know
what the expectations are."

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