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October 30, 2000
Cantor in running for U
By Jen Fish
Daily Staff Reporter
University Provost Nancy Cantor has
been named as one of three finalists for the
position of chancellor of the University of
Wisconsin at Madison.
Cantor called her status as a finalist for
the position "a great opportunity," but
quickly added that "I love Michigan and I
love my job."
Cantor also said she did not apply for the
position at Wisconsin. Her name was given
to the search committee by another person.
Wisconsin Prof. Bernice Durand, who
chairs the search com-
mittee, said the name of
the person who nomi-
nated Cantor will
The other two final-
ists are Susan Prager,
provost and chief acad-
emic officer at Dart-
mouth College and
John Wiley, provost and
Cantor vice chancellor for aca-
denic affairs at Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's search for a new chancellor
began last March when David Ward
announced he would step down from the
position. Ward has been chancellor since
Cantor's name was picked from a pool of
43 applicants from across the nation.
"All three candidates are all exceptionally
accomplished, talented and very highly
respected," Durand said. Durand added that
the committee was impressed with the
breadth of Cantor's experience in the acade-
mic and administrative arenas.
"Provost Cantor is an intellectual leader as
well as an organizational leader," Durand said.
Cantor will travel to Wisconsin this week
to meet with students, faculty and staff at the
Her interview will be either Nov. 2 or 3
with Wisconsin System President Jay Smith
and members of the system's board of
regents. They are expected to have a deci-
sion made in the next two weeks, and who-
ever accepts the position is expected to
assume their new duties by January 1, 2001.
Cantor said she "has not even had time to
think about" what she would, do if offered
See CANTOR, Page 3A
A student performs in traditional dance during the Indian
American Student Association cultural show Saturday night
at Hill Auditorium.
By Jacquelyn Nixon
Daily Staff Reporter
Flashes of gold accents on the performers' costumes
sparkled like their enthusiasm Saturday night as students
danced to a mixture of hip hop and traditional Indian music
at Hill Auditorium.
Dressed in classic fashions of the East as well as con-
temporary clothing of the West, participants in the Indi-
n American Student Association cultural show
monstrated the bond between parents from India and
first generation Indian-Americans in "NEXUS: Linking
LSA sophomore Morlie Patel, who performed in "Ban-
jaron Ki Raat," said dancing serves as a bridge between par-
ents and their children.
"Most of us aren't really fluent in the language," Patel
said. "The dancing is one thing that we can continue and
pass on. This is something we can hold on to."
IASA Treasurer Joydeep Sarkar, an LSA junior, said the
usic, theater and dance segments of the show highlighted
te theme, "NEXUS,' which to him means fusion.
"The fashion shows were very different this year. We had
a lot more fusion dances and we mixed classical with pop
dancing," he said.
In addition to the dances, the show also featured a skit
titled "Michigan Masala." Sarkar said solidifying the script
for the drama was a lengthy process.
"We started rehearsing about two months ago and we had
a couple of problems in developing the skit. We threw out
the first copy because we weren't satisfied with it and we
thought we could do better," he said.
Sarkar said the final version shows the lack of communi-
ation between parents and children.
"But both sides know what each side wants," he said.
Sarkar said the number of participants rose from 330 last
year to 400 this year.
The annual IASA show began in 1983 as a celebration of
Diwali, India's new year, in East Quad's Green Lounge.
Throughout the years, the show has changed venues to
accommodate its popularity. Before moving to Hill Audito-
num, the show had taken place in the Michigan Theater and
e Power Center.
While tickets have sold out before the night of the show
in past years, Sarkar said some were still available Saturday
See IASA, Page 7A
By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
As the fun-loving, neurotic red-
head she plays on the NBC show
"Will and Grace," Debra Messing
is rarely featured dealing with
issues more important than which
of her two boyfriends she should
But Messing became politically
active long before she took the role
on the Emmy-winning show.
Showcasing her activism Satur-
day afternoon at the Michigan
Union, Messing campaigned for
Democratic presidential candidate
Messing said when she was in
college, graduates did not have the
opportunities they have had during
the prosperous years of the Clinton
and Gore administration.
"I think having that experience is
incredibly important for the college
kids to support Al Gore and all the
progress that has been made over
the last eight years," she said after
speaking to a room of more than 70
Messing is just one of many
celebrities to stump'for Gore during
See SUPPORT, Page 7A
As time winds down,
By Yael Kohen Bush, campaigning in Farmington Hills. two
Daily Staff Reporter days earlier, had already offered a rebuttal to
WARREN In the final days before Nov. 7th, "My opponent says you ain't seen nothing yet.
Al Gore and George W. Bush are working hard to He's right," Bush said during a rally at Oakland
rally voters in Michigan, making extended visits Community College.
ABOVE: Texas G'ov. George W. Bush
waves to supporters at a rally Friday in
BELOW: Vice President Al Gore speaks,
to a crowd in Warren yesterday,
accompanied by running mate Joe
Lieberman, Senate candidate Debbie
Stabenow and Gore's wife, Tipper.
to the state this weekend.
Bush made a campaign stop C A M T
Friday in Farmington Hills, while
Gore rallied voters with the help
of Jon Bon Jovi yesterday.
"Michigan may well turn out to
be the key state. Macomb County
may well turn out to be the key county. You may
very well turn out to be the key person in
Macomb County in Michigan in the United States
of America. I ask for your vote," Gore shouted
into the cheering crowd.
"My pledge to you is you ain't seen nothing
yet," Gore said.
Gore campaigned across
A I G N Michigan yesterday with his
wife, running mate Joe Lieber-
man and Lieberman's wife
"George Bush is not ready to
be president of the United
States, Lieberman said citing the Texas gover-
nor's record on education and the environment.
After the rally at Macomb Community College
in Warren, the two Democratic candidates split up
to cover as much of the state as possible before
heading to Wisconsin today.
See RALLY, Page 7A
Halloween tricky for
students seeking treats
Senate hopefuls crisscross
state as race remains tight
By Whitney Elliott
and Tiffany Maggard
Daly Staff Reporters
Haunted by midterms, LSA freshman
Megan Stevenson did not dress in her dream
costume this weekend nor will she tomorrow
She, like many students, has an exam on
#lloween and spent her weekend studying.
"It bums me out that (tomorrow) I'll be tak-
ing my test," Stevenson said. "My family
always makes the biggest deal about Hal-
loween because it falls on my birthday. My dad
has this huge pumpkin that hangs between our
house and the neighbors' house."
Stevenson said that she was too busy to even
fairy princess over the weekend. Like many
students, Pallotta chose to celebrate Halloween
early this year, avoiding the mid-week holiday.
Because of academic commitments, Pallotta
said she wouldn't be able to join in festivities
on the actual day but still wanted to celebrate.
"I love Halloween -- it gives you an excuse
to dress outrageously for an evening," Pallotta
Members of K-Grams yesterday collaborat-
ed with students in Alice Lloyd Residence Hall
to give students from Vetal Elementary School
in Detroit an opportunity they may not other-
wise have had.
The 150 third through fifth grade students
were given the chance to trick-or-treat through
the halls of Alice Lloyd and meet some of the
By Jeremy W. Peters
Daily Staff Reporter
WARREN - In the wake of recent polling
that shows the Senate race between incumbent
Spence Abraham and Democratic challenger
Debbie Stabenow in a statistical tie, both candi-
dates spent the weekend campaigning actively
across the state.
The Lansing congresswoman spent yesterday
as part of Vice President Al Gore's "Great Lakes
Prosperity Tour," which made a stop in Warren
before heading to East Lansing, Grand Rapids
At a rally in Warren where Stabenow joined
Gore, his running mate Joe Lieberman and
other Democrats including Sen. Carl Levin
and Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, speakers
The poll, commissioned last Friday and Satur-
day, puts Stabenow ahead of Abraham, 43 per-
cent to 42 percent. The margin of error is 4.5
Abraham spent Saturday traveling across
Southeast Michigan on his "Workhorse Express"
bus, which made stops in Northville, Franklin
and Farmington Hills.
The Republican first-term senator has seen his
sizable lead in the polls gradually evaporate but
said he never expected to just cruise back into
office without a fight.
"You know, we never expected to win by a
landslide. Michigan is a competitive state -
there's been millions of dollars spent on both
sides," Abraham said in an interview after his
visit to the Franklin Cider Mill on Saturday.
Ann Arbor resident Melody Jones plays with a
spider she made at a K-Grams Halloween party
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