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October 19, 2000


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By Lisa Kolvu
Daily Staff Reporter
The University announced yesterday that it
has found not only one, but two people, to direct
the Life Sciences Initiative after a year of
The University chose Jack Dixon, chair of the
biological chemistry department in the Universi-
ty's Medical School, and Scott Emr, a cellular
and molecular biology professor at the Universi-
ty of California at San Diego medical school to
jointly direct the LSI.
University President Lee Bollinger said both

Dixon and Emr requested to
direct the .center together.
The two met five years ago
and have developed a pro-
fessional relationship
through working together at
several seminars.
"Both people are highly
competent and both wanted
to do it together. I'm not
sure I could have gotten Emr
either one of them without
having two of them share the burden,' he said.
"I felt it would be really best overall," he

added. "I very much want
active, practicing scientists
to lead the initiative."
Dixon said that he and
Emr want to research while
simultaneously directing
the initiative.
"This is a very big job
and we decided to do it
together so we can continue
Dixon with our science," Dixon
Emr said that with the two of them working
together, they will each be able to continue with

their research half time.
"The two of us together will be much greater
than one of us alone. The job of being director is
big enough to consume one person," Emr said.
Emr said Dixon's experience is one reason he
is interested in working with him.
"Jack seemed like an ideal person to share the
responsibility with. He has an exceptional
amount of experience at the University of
Michigan, and he's had a fair amount of man-
agement experience," Emr said. "I have a great
deal of respect for him and I trust him.
Dixon said he hopes that both he and Emr can
make a difference in scientific fields.

"i think we can affect science within the entire
University. Scott is a terrific, very-energetic sci-
entist and we share a vision of quality research,"
Dixon said. "He'll be a lot of fun to work with.
Bollinger said the most important job the two
directors will have in the upcoming years is
finding scientists to work in the institute.
"Their most important job will be to bring in
a cohort of great scientists. They'll also have to
recruit faculty who fit into the University,"
Bollinger said.
Dixon said he is looking forward to kick
starting the initiative.
See LSI, Page 7A

TFC votes
ZBT out of
By DavidEnders
Daily Staff Reporter
Two members of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity arrived late to last
night's Interfratemity Council Meeting expecting to find more
than 40 of their brothers. When they found none of their
brothers present and the chair normally occupied by their rep-
resentative to the IFC empty, they turned and left. On his way
out, one spat on the floor.
Five minutes before their arrival, IFC voted to expel the
campus chapter of ZBT from its ranks.
More than 40 members of ZBT attended the meeting to
defend their fraternity. The vote resulted from house represen-
tatives missing the first two IFC meetings of the semester.
IFC's probation in the wake of hazing incidents last spring
required ZBT's attendance at all meetings.
All members of the house present stood up and left as a
group after IFC President Adam Silver read the results of the
ecret ballot.
The IFC decided to vote two weeks ago after ZBT repre-
sentatives failed to attend the first two IFC meetings of the
semester. The Greek Activities Review Panel, a branch of the
IFC, is also investigating other possible violations of the pro-
ZBT President Israel Nosnik felt the vote was unfair in light
of changes his house has undergone, including this summer's
expulsion of more than
A~rothers in half its members in rela-
tion to hazing.
* rubl e "I know that there are a
* W"a'ch'l ZBTinvolved in substantial number of
nterfraterity houses on campus that
zuirif suspends charter still haze. We took the
step to stop it, and we got
April 7: IFC recommends to bent over for it. I think it
4xpel ZBT from the was an embarrassment to
49rganization IFC. I think its very sad.
AprII12: IFC pases first Each day our house is
>azlng policy better than before," Nos-
& April 13: Nationals conclude nik said.
Sprbe into hazing incident The vote consisted of a
Sunmer 2000: ZBT purges two-thirds majority of 25
7 members voting fraternity presi-
'~ dents in the IF and
Sept.10: tFC allows ZBT to desinheFC nd
prompted the resignation
in council on probation of IFC Vice-President of
5'ct.I18: IFC expels ZBT Internal Affairs Matthew
rim the council Cohn, a member of Tau
r Epsilon Phi fraternity.
"I listened to (ZBT) give their testimony," Cohn said. "No
one spoke against them, and in the end, it didn't seem to mat-
er. Everyone came in with their vote in their pocket.
W "It gets me choked up that (the IFC) could say to 60 guys
that we don't want to be your brothers, just because they
missed two meetings.
"I feel like this single event is more damaging to the Greek
system than one kid getting bleach poured on him or a kid
getting shot in the penis. These are guys who are supposed to
be more than your friends. The whole point of the Interfrater-


stand up
for Bush
By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
SOUTHFIELD - With three
weeks left until the election, Republi-
can nominee Texas Gov. George W.
Bush is making a last-minute pull for
the 51 percent of the population with
a new campaign "'W' stands for
Women" that kicked off in Michigan
But the most recent Gallup polls
shows that women prefer Vice President
Al Gore over Bush by a margin of 8 per-
Condoleezza Rice; Lynne Cheney;
Bush's wife Laura; mother and former
First Lady Barbara joined Gov. Engler
and his wife Michelle and several other
political women from the state outside
the Town Center in Southfield last night
for the event.
About 400 Bush supporters - both
male and female - attended the South-
See BUSH, Page 3A

Gore campaigns in Flint
By Jeremy W. Peters 5,000 gathered near the University's Flint

Daily Staff Reporter
FLINT - In the largely working class
city of Flint, Vice President Al Gore cam-
paigned last night on the pitch that he is the
best candidate to fight for those who "most
need help."
"I'm talking about you. I'm talking about
the families that have a hard time making car
payments and mortgage payments and mak-
ing ends meet," Gore told a crowd of about

Continuing the line of attack that accuses
his opponent, Texas Gov. George W. Bush,
of being against the working class, the vice
president assailed Bush's economic plans,
particularly those that relate to blue collar
"I'll give you middle class tax cuts - not
squander the surplus on the wealthy,"he said.
"You know, Governor Bush actually proposed
See GORE, Page 7A

candidate George
W. Bush's wife
Laura Bush and
mother and former
First Lady Barbara
Bush at a rally
yesterday in
LEFT: Candidate
Al Gore
yesterday at the
University's Flint

Libertanians give voters alternatives

By Jeremy W. Peters
Daily Staff Reporter
Most Libertarians will admit they
have no illusions of ever holding high
public office.
"There's winning and then there's
winning," said Tim O'Brien, executive
director of the Michigan Libertarian

"If you mean do we
expect to get in office,
the answer is no. We
think it's highly unlike-
ly for Browne and
Corliss to get elected,"
O'Brien said, referring
to Harry Browne, the

Part three
na four-part seriesj

ertarian pitted against incumbent
Republican Sen. Spencer Abraham and
Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
Even Browne's campaign concedes
their chances for winning the White
House are slim. "At this point, I would
say his chance is not that good," said
Browne press secretary Jim Babka. "But
we are running ... first and foremost
because we believe it is important to

have an alternative to vote for."
Despite the fact that nationwide no
Libertarian holds an office higher than a
seat in a state legislature, the party is
not deterred from running candidates in
as many elections as possible.
In Michigan, Libertarians are running
for every seat in the U.S. House of Rep-
resentatives; 36 seats in the state Legis-

little-known Libertarian presidential
candidate, and Michael Corliss, the Lib-

'U' groups set to guard
against Spartan pranks

Campaign finance
reform ignored

By David Enders
Daily Staff Reporter
Last year, Michigan State University football
fans painted parts of the Diag and the Cube in
Wegents Plaza green in the days before the
Michigan versus Michigan State football game at
This year, a group of Michigan fans calling
themselves "The Crew," along with Theta Xi
fraternity, are determined to make sure it does
not happen again. The two groups have

LSA sophomore Paul Hinshaw said.
"That's all you need," Kinesiology junior Rick
Mestdagh added.
Disregard for homework comes with the
job, even though many students have
"I have a paper due tomorrow," one student
said as he tossed a football across the Diag in
the dark.
Michigan State fans painted the Rock at the
corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street
green and white Monday night, but LSA sopho-

By Yael Kahen
Daily Staff Reporter
For U.S. Sens. Russ Feingold and

cal rhetoric this year. Democratic,
presidential candidate Al Gore told
The Michigan Daily during a
roundtable discussion last month

John McCain, it's not hard to
get excited about campaign
finance reform. But the aver-
age American sometimes
tunes out one of the most
pertinent issues in this
year's election.
Since McCain decided to
center his platform rarouind


that the issue is one
cause of apathy among
young voters.
The Center for
Responsive Polit'ics
released a study yester-
day stating that parties
have spent a record
amnount of soft monev



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