One hundred ten years ofeditoralfreedom
February 21, 2001
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Harvard search committee fliespresident to New York
By Nick Bunkley
Daily News Editor
University President Lee Bollinger
interviewed with the Harvard University
presidential search committee last week-
end in Manhattan, members of the Univer-
sity Board of Regents confirmed
The secret meeting Sunday at the Hotel
Plaza Athenee marks the third time
Bollinger has interviewed with the com-
mittee, which is expected to conclude its
eight-month search for a successor to out-
going Harvard President Neil Rudenstine
as early as next week.
Bollinger declined comment yesterday
through his secretary, Erika Hrabec, who
said Bollinger would not confirm that he
met with the search committee.
Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann
Arbor) said she could not offer any insight
on the likelihood that Harvard would offer
Bollinger the job.
"I truly don't know anything about this,"
McGowan said. "Harvard is doing its
thing and the only person on this campus
who knows anything is Lee. I have no
Regent Dan Horning (R-Grand Haven)
said Bollinger spoke with the regents
about interviewing with the search com-
mittee last weekend before his departure.
Horning said he has discussed the Harvard
presidency with Bollinger as well.
"I've had a discussion with President
Bollinger and I'd just as soon keep my
conversation with him private," Horning
Bollinger is one of the final four candi-
dates for Harvard's top spot, along with
Harvard Provost Harvey Fineberg, Prince-
ton University Prof. Amy Gutmann and
former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence
Summers. Harvard's search committee
also interviewed Gutmann in New York
Fineberg, Gutmann and Summers all
have degrees from Harvard. Bollinger's
only connection to the Cambridge, Mass.,
school is his daughter Cary, a 1998 Har-
The Harvard Crimson reported yester-
day that eight of the nine presidential
search committee members met in a
closed meeting Sunday in a 14th-floor
suite of the luxury hotel. A staff member
from the meeting, which was registered as
the "Goodall" party, asked reporters from
the newspaper to leave the hotel.
Following lunch in a second-floor pri-
vate dining room, Bollinger spoke briefly
with the committee before leaving the
hotel at about 2 p.m. with a hotel security
guard, the Crimson reported. Committee
members then met for another hour before
adjourning and declined comment to
The next meeting of the search commit-
tee is scheduled for Sunday in Cambridge.
Even as Harvard nears the end of its
search process, Horning said the regents
are not expecting Bollinger to leave the
University of Michigan anytime soon.
"I stopped by yesterday to wish him a
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GA M. GRAF/Tne Harvard Crimson
University of Michigan President Lee Bollinger leaves the
Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York after interviewing with
Harvard University's presidential search committee Sunday.
LSA plans to revitalize
org anizational studies
By John Polley
Da ly Staff Reporter
LSA Dean Shirley Neuman breathed new life into
Organizational Studies Program this week,
ouncing a proposal to create a new concentration
within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
The announcement Monday comes four months after
Neuman's decision to cancel the individual concentra-
tion program in organizational studies, a move that
stunned the Organizational Studies Student Assembly.
"The college concluded that there was a tremendous
interest," said Richard Price, psychology professor and
chair of a committee that examined the organizational
"It deserved a real intellectual home with faculty and
f of its own, as well as a curriculum that the faculty
is pleased with."
The concentration, which includes a revised and
expanded curriculum, is the result of work by a faculty
committee of concentration professors. The program is
proposed to begin this fall.
OSSA Executive Board member Nikki Brown, who
"The college concluded that
there was a tremendous
- Richard Price
had questioned the legitimacy of future plans after the
cancellation of the individual concentration, expressed
new enthusiasm for the proposal.
"The University and everyone who has been working
on this have been extremely supportive and have
worked very hard," Brown said.
OSSA students were consulted in the ongoing work
of the committee, an aspect that Price stressed.
"I met with students several times. We talked about
how plans were going, and they offered reactions and
feedback," Price said.
Michael Cohen, committee member and professor in
See MAJOR, Page 7
By Jon Fish
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan Student Assembly voted to tighten restrictions on campaigning in
r idence halls like Mary Markley, where the assembly met last night.
MSA amends code
By Carrie The
Daily Staff Repo
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which is spec
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Wson candidates in residence halls," said
rter LSA senior Ryan Norfolk.
In an effort to reach students in resi-
t the Michigan Student dence halls this week's meeting was
fended its election code to held in Mary Markley Hall. Many
er restrictions on candi- assembly members commented that
gning in residence halls. the noticeable lack of Markley resi-
Housing will determine dents served as an indicator of stu-
t candidates cannot be dents' view of MSA.
igning in residence halls, "There are not a lot of residents
ulated to be either 8 or 10 here, and we are in a residence hall,"
ates found campaigning said College of Architecture and
me will be given three Urban Planning Rep. Shana Sevitz.
violation. -"That would lead me to believe that
Iment, which failed when they don't care about MSA so they
presented at the Jan. 30 don't want us knocking on their door
The Center for Individual Rights
filed papers Friday to request that
the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
hear its appeal of U.S. District Judge
Patrick Duggan's decision in the law-
suit challenging the admissions poli-
cies of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts.
Friday's papers are similar to a
petition filed earlier this month by
the University in that both parties are
asking to begin the appeals process
WDMI NS I '. portion of
ONTRIAL , the litigation
and CIR expressed that this filing
completes the process of requesting
an appeal to the higher court and that
each side is similarly interested in
having the Court hear the appeal as
soon as possible.
"Both of us want to have the issue
decided sooner than later," said CIR
lead counsel Kirk Kolbo.
This process of requesting permis-
sion to appeal is due to the fact that
the litigation is not complete - if
the case were completely over, each
side would simply file a notice of
Duggan's decision, handed down
Dec. 13, settled the case without a
trial and was considered to be a vic-
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Engineering freshmen Troy Brinkman and Georgiana Golematis work on a project for their Engineering 100 class last
night in Mary Markley Residence Hall.
City Council delays parking
reform, approves iVig wage
* 6-4 vote will allow discussion of
budget before implementing changes
By James Restive
Daily Staff Reporter
After months of parking reforms discussions, the Ann
Arbor City Council last night passed in a 6-4 vote a reso-
lution to delay the implementation of these programs until
the proposed budget for the 2002 fiscal year is discussed.
The reforms, which were proposed by former council-
man Chris Kolb in November, included a "freedom from
fine" for those who hadn't received a ticket in six months.
The amnesty program - the ability to avoid a fine if a
ticket is paid in two weeks - will be reviewed throughout
jected $1 million in parking revenue if the changes were
Also passed in a 8-2 vote last night was the long-await-
ed living wage, which stipulates a minimum pay for those
who work on city contracts. After being passed by council
last year by a 6-5 majority, it was vetoed by former Mayor
Ingrid Sheldon. The new ordinance requires a $8.70 pay
for workers receiving health insurance or $10.20 for oth-
Councilwoman Jean Carlberg (D-Ward III) said the new
living wage is a vital to the city.
"It is necessary in a city with a cost of living as high as
Ann Arbor," Carlberg said. "We have an essential respon-
sibility to pay employees above the poverty line. It
enhances employees lives by having sufficient funds to
meet their basic needs."