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One hundred nine years of editorlfreedom

November 19, 1999

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Tord rei
Public policy
gchool named
in Ford's honor
'By Michael Grass
Daily Staff Reporter
Former President Gerald Ford said he remembers
sitting on the steps of the Michigan Union in
September 1931 waiting to make friends.
Sitting yesterday in the Union's Kuenzel Room,
*ord said it was an honor to be back in Ann Arbor at
the end of the 20th Century.
The 86-year-old former president was on campus
attending yesterday's meeting of the University Board
of Regents. The board unanimously approved a pro-
posal to name the School of Public Policy after Ford.
"It is very overwhelming to sit here and think back
to September of 1931," he said, recalling when tuition
for two semesters was $100 and women weren't
allowed in the Union.
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will
come the second school at the University to be
amed after a former student since June.
"The naming of a school is a historic decision,"
University President Lee Bollinger said. "There must
be a close and deep connection between the person
and the school," noting Ford's loyalty to the
University is "deep and abiding."
In June, the regents dedicated the College of
Architecture and Urban Planning to Bloomfield Hills
shopping mall mogul A. Alfred Taubman, who donat-
ed $30 million to the college.
Bollinger, the regents and Public Policy Dean
ebecca Blank said the renaming of the Public Policy
school will give the University's smallest and newest
school a necessary boost.
"It's the right time to take a new name and Gerald
R. Ford is the right name to take," Blank said.
Blank, who was appointed dean this spring,
announced a new fundraising campaign and said she
has big plans for the expanding school.
"This naming opportunity doesn't come at a better
time in our history," Blank said. "Our challenge in the
t few years is to build on this" She added that she
opes to increase the stature of the University's school
among the other great centers of public policy study
across the nation.
"One of my goals is to convince those in
Washington that Ann Arbor is closer than Boston,"
she said.
Ford said too he has high hopes for the school that
now bears his name.
"I will do all that I can to make the School of Public
,Policy one of the best on campus and on a national
sis," Ford said.
Bollinger and the regents had many kind words for
Ford, reflecting on his service to the state and nation


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ncy impacted University students by
"to imagine what we could become,"
an said. "You handled a nation during
ent," she told Ford.
artin Taylor (D-Grosse Pointe Farms)
-Newman's comments.
be indebted to you," he said. "Each
ature grows and grows among all
See FORD, Page 2

MSA captures
record turnout
in fall election

By Jeannie Baumann
Daily Staff Reporter
When students started giving away
drinks from a keg and free pizza on the
Diag yesterday afternoon, it looked like
there was a party going on.
Actually, there were two.
The Friends Rebelling Against
Tyranny Party and the Blue Party
were handing out promotional items
in an effort to encourage voting for
the Michigan Student Assembly and
LSA Student-Government fall elec-
Polling sites opened Wednesday
and closed at midnight last night.
More than 4,071 students cast their
votes for MSA representatives, and at
least 2,421 students voted in the
LSA-SG elections. MSA Rules and
Elections Chair Mark Sherer said

Election turnout
* More than 4.071 M S A
students voted in this
semester's Michigan
Student Assembly
* 2,249 people voted in MSA
elections last fall.
* More than 2,421 students
voted in this semester's LSA-
Student Government elections.
* 1,127 people voted in LSA-SG
elections last fall.
* The assembly will release
election results Sunday.
final voter turnout statistics and elec-
tion winners are scheduled to be
announced Sunday.
See MSA, Page 2

Bollinger to ask
for increase in

By Nick Bunkley
Daily Staff Reporter
Provost Nancy Cantor
highlight the direct conne
this year's generous incr
higher education fundi
University's lowest tuition
than a decade.
"We want to keep tu
that's what people forget,
"We want people to ha
these institutions. We don
to get so high that we can'
financial aid."
In a letter to State Bu
Mary Lannoye, Univers
Lee Bollinger will ask the
percent, or nearly $17r
funding increase. He also
additional $4 million to cr
living-learning commun

f unding
million for information technology
is quick to The state gave the University a 4.8 per-
ction between cent funding increase for the fiscal year
ease in state that began last month, resulting in a 2.8
ing and the percent hike in tuition rates for the cur-
i hike in more rent academic year.
The University Board of Regents is
ition low - expected to approve Bollinger's fiscal
" Cantor said. year 2001 budget request this morn-
ve access to ing.
't want tuition "We thought it was very important to
t cover it with emphasize for the state our efforts at
cross-cutting,-Anterdisciplinary oppor-
dget Director tunities for undergraduates;" said
ity President Cantor, who plans tomake a presenta-
e state for a 5 tion detailing-the request to the regents
million, base this morning
o proposes an Vice President for Government
reate two new Relations Cynthia Wilbanks said it's too
ities and $3 See BUDGET, Page 2

as a U.S. House representative, vice president and
president of the nation.
"It is very, very difficult to find the middle ground
in our society or community ... we know that he
found it during the time he was president," Bollinger.
said, adding that Ford held the nation together after
the Watergate scandal.
Regent Andrea Fischer-Newman (R-Ann Arbor), a
University student when Ford became president, said.
Ford gave her and others hope during the uncertain

times of Waterg
His presiden
inspiring them'
a time of torme
Regent S. M
echoed Fischer
"We will all
year, your sta

y T.J. Berka c
aily Sports Editor C
Michigan-Ohio State. During the week before this
It of college football superpowers, the hype machine t
in full force, spouting off about each school.
There is usually a lot to spout about during this T
eekend, as the Wolverines and Buckeyes are used
. ing high on the national scale. Very rarely do n
teams meet without one of them harboring t
ig Ten or national title hopes. n
Tomorrow is one of those rare times. For the
rst time in five years, the Michigan-Ohio State
tatchup has no bearing on the Big Ten champi- n
nship. That was already claimed by Wisconsin i
st weekend against Iowa.
But as the Buckeyes enter Michigan Stadium g
morrow, there will still be a lot at stake. c
"It's a one-game season," Michigan guard and

ghts, bowl
at stake
co-captain Steve Hutchinson said. "It's Michigan-
Ohio State. It's for bragging rights."
For Michigan, the game is for a lot of money. With
heir sixth consecutive= win over the Buckeyes.in
Michigan Stadium, the No. 10 Wolverines .(5-2 Big
Ten, 8-2 overall) can secure a BCS bowl bid.
The Orange Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl 'and their
millions of dollars await the- Wolverines if they
ake care of business tomorrow. That proves to be
motivation enough for Michigan.
"We are playing to see where we are on New
Year's Day;" safety Tommy Hendricks said. "We
need to win to go to a New Year's Day bowl, which
s big for us.'
. Something that would be big for the Buckeyes is
going to any bowl. After finished second in the
country two of the last three seasons, the Buckeyes
See BOWLS, Page 2

Graduation rites

#10 S
Ohio State is in a tailspin this year, losing aDUW 'ILt IAWH:
to Illinois last week in Columbus to drop to I r T4 T IN Ai 14-MAT
for the year. a~gh' NI~ll~lf l
Wolverines beware - onl one thing
could salvage this season for the Bu ckeyes,
a win over Michigan tomorrow. To w.D Ate DIY[ IH[1If 01
1 e cT WA~~ c4I fncN ''. G1ffix .DNWI

Photographer Jen Dean adjusts a graduation cap for Engineering senior Joaquin Garcia at the Michigan Union yesterday during a photo shoot
for the MichiganEnslan yearbook.
ProtesterS prepare for trip to SOA

By Shomari Terrelonge-Stone
Daily Staff Reporter -
LSA sophomore Caricia Catalani grew up

under the rainy skies of
Salem, Ore. where she always
felt it was her civic responsi-
bility to protest issues in
which she strongly believed.
She protested environmental
issues such as rainforest
destruction in the nacific north-

Look for he
Daily coverage
of the School of
the Americas in
C&oon bus, Ga.
in Modayv

across the nation in Colombus, Ga. this weekend.
SOA was founded in 1946 in Panama as the
Latin American Training Center and was later
relocated to Fort Benning, Ga. in October
1984, with the goal of promoting democracy
and stopping drug trafficking between Latin
American countries and the United States.
SOA trained 60,000 Latin American soldiers
from 22 Latin American countries and the
United States.
About 60 neonle from Ann Arbor will travel

SOA supporters say the school teaches
democratic values and binds the western hemi-
sphere by promoting democracy and respect
for human rights.
Catalani blames the SOA for much of the
violence and mayhem in Latin America. "The
SOA has been a long-standing supporter of
non-democratic and totalitarian regimes that
have been well known for their human rights
abuses,"Catalani said.
Similarly, Toby Hanna-Davies, ICPJ director



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