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TIh chigan Daily the first day of classes at the
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)f Diana
rKatie PIona
pt 3, 1997
For University faculty, staff and stu-
nrn motions ranged from utter dev-
a shared disbelief over the
ath of Princess Diana of Wales, who
me describe as the world's most
nous woman.
Since early Sunday morning, when
evised reports gave viewers constant
dates about the fatal car crash, the
afirmation of Diana's death has raised
estions regarding who is to blame and
tat repercussions are appropriate.
James Bennett, a British native and
s student in the School of Edu-
tif said Diana's death is incompara-
: to any event in recent British history.
"This is an event is unparalleled, as
as I'm concerned, in British history
the last 15 to 20 years," Bennett said.
his has created more news than any-
ing. She was such an icon, it can only
written down as such a major event.
was just as big a shock as if I'd been at
inbjecause she's just a world icon."
I.W freshman Carolyn Jones said
iana's death will find a place in history
ongside other major tragedies of the
)th century.
"It probably going to be like, 'Where
ere you when JFK died?"' Jones said.
Former CNN foreign correspondent
ony Collings, who teaches in the com-
aunication studies department this year,
aid the media's image may fall under
crutiny since paparazzi are being
~lat in part for Diana's death.
P tographers were following the
rincess before the car crashed, ending
lr life as well as that of her companion,
odi Fayed, and the car's driver.
"I'm definitely concerned about what
e public reaction of this situation will
to the media, which is already going
rough a difficult period," Collings
l .sophomore Lisa Berry said that
o Itter who's to blame, the circum-
tances around Diana's death are unfor-
"It's just tragic,' Berry said. "That's
ie only word I can use to describe it."
However, as the story unraveled,
peculation about the cause of the crash
'as moved from the photographers to
ie fact that the car's driver was driving
runk when the car hit a wall in the
laris tunnel.
S' ,Collings-said many people will
:o ue to focus on the role of the
iedia in covering public figures.
"This has been a problem for some
me," Collings said about public skepti-
ism of the media. "I think that this lat-
st incident will increase the concern in
he profession, the image ofjournalists."
Meanwhile, University students said
hey will continue to remember the
najor role that Diana played in the lives
& Dish people.
"It's going to take a long time for peo-
re to come to terms with it," Bennett
aid. "I think the oldest son, William, is
t an age where he'll be able to deal
vith it better than Harry can."

wontnued from Page 1 s
"It is straightforward and clear that
ice~ is enormous factor in admissions
nd applied) in so pervasive and in
rh a systematic matter that it has yield-
d two different standards of admis-
wans," Kolbo said on the last day of the
8,w School's trial.
While the University has argued that
Le is only one of many factors, Kiolbo
'id, it also argues that the race-based
dmssions policy is so critical that the
OUM~r of minority students on campus
oui1rop drastically without it.
But the University maintains that race
tindeed an important factor in admis-
ons but not the trump card that CIR
,rtrays it to be. "We would not use race
we didn't have to in order to obtain the
eaningful numbers (of minorities),"

GC amed athletic director

By Heather Kamins
Sept. 3,1997

Tom Goss, a California husiness execitve and
former Michigan defensive takle, was the Uni-
versity's first choice for athletic dire four 'ears
But since Goss was unavailabe, the joh went to
Joe Roberson, the man Goss wi rep1ae as the
University's ninth athleti dre r his LII
Sources close to the department sat University
President Lee Bollinger pl-, ," announce GOss'
nomination on Sept. 8.
Just days after Rober o
his intention to retire two weks ago, ruors
began circulating that (Goss woul 1cad tie trot-
bled Athletic Department.
If confirmed by the B.oard of Regens hc will

be the University's first black athletic director.
Percy Bates, who served on the athletic director
search committee that chose Roberson, said Goss
wold have been hired four years ago if his pro-
fessional situation at that time had not prompted
him to drop out of the competition. Bates said that
if Goss had not pulled his name out of the run-
ring, he would have been offered the position.
"Things did not get that far" Bates said. "He
would have (been hired four years ago). I can say
that unequivocally.
"I think it should be understood that in the pre-
vious search, Goss was designated as one of our
excellent candidates."
Before the committee recommended a final
candidate, the search was halted amidst controver-
sy when former University Piesident James Dud-
erstadt handpicked Roberson to fill the position.

Roberson, who was the University's lead fundrais-
er at the time, was not even on the list of finalists
when Duderstadt picked him to head the athletic'
While Duderstadt was criticized for not accept-
ing the advice of the search committee, Bates said
Bollinger did not need to use a committee to find
the best athletic director.
"If he was an excellent candidate then, I don't
think it is necessary to go through a completely
new search," Bates said.
Former Athletic Director Don Canham said the
Michigan defensive tackle was actually a front
runner in two past University athletic director
"Two different search committees zeroed in on
Goss," Canham said. "Goss was among the top
three in the search when I retired to take my place

and he was in the top three four years ago."
Duderstadt said he wishes he could have
enticed Goss to come to the University four years
"I tried very hard to attract him -to Michigan,
but his own ongoing commitments made it impos-
sible at that time," Duderstadt said. "He is an out-
standing person, a strong business leader, with a
good understanding of athletics. He has been
involved with Michigan athletics throughout the
years and he already knows a great many people
in the program. I think he will do very well."
Canham said another search this year would
have been redundant.
"He is a very dear friend of mine," Canham
said. "He played football at the University when I
was athletic director. He is a great guy and I think
he will be a great athletic director."

Students forced
to live in lounges
of residence halls

By Katie Piona
Sept. 3, 1997

Until yesterday both Jesse Perry
and Brian Jenn-Joseph called a sev-
enth floor South Quad lounge home.
Perry and Jenn-Joseph had the
largest rooms on their floor. The only
drawback was they had to live out of
their suitcases and remain ready to
move at any moment.
Because residence halls are over-
crowded again this year, Perry and
Jenn-Joseph are among 34 first-year
male students who are shuffling
between rooms.
Along with two other roommates,
Perry and Jenn-Joseph had plenty of
room for their belongings amidst var-
ious couches, tables and assorted
lounge furniture.
"My mom was kind of actually
relieved," said Jenn Joseph, an LSA
first-year student. "I really wasn't that
angry, just as long as I knew I would

be placed."
Jenn-Joseph was given clearance
yesterday to move into a South Quad
double room, while Perry is still
waiting for word on where he will
end up.
Aside from the minority of stu-
dents who are in housing limbo, most
students have moved into their resi-
dence hall rooms - some with the
help of members of the Greek com-
Roughly, 550 volunteers represent-
ing the Black Greek Association, the
Interfraternity Council and the Pan-
hellenic Association helped first-year
students ease their first-day jitters and
move belongings into their residence
hall rooms Saturday and Sunday.
Interfraternity Council Vice Presi-
dent for External Affairs Inder Singh
said the event, which became large-
scale just this year, was organized to
benefit various students.
"Freshmen have a really tough

LSA freshman Brian Jeaesey, and Engineering freshman Jesse Perry, from Missouri, spend time in a
South Quad lounge h e"

Big Small: Split-season tiCkets given out

By John Leroi
Sept. 3, 1997
Suddenly, 102,501 seats don seem like that
many to most of the Universit's first-year sudents.
Because of an unprecedented demand for stu-
dent tickets, 3,200 incoming undegraduate, gradu-
ate and transfer students will not ree.ive tickets to
all home football games, marking the fttst time tn
University history that split-season ticket s for
Michigan Stadium have bee su
More than 20,00{ stdents applied for ticket
applications this year, 6,000 more than last season..
Additionally, 98 percent of non-student season
ticket holders renewed thir applicatis fom last
year, leaving too few tickets or new students - a
fact that hasn't gone over well th t-se receiving
a split-season package.
"I feel like we pretty much gil screwed,' LSA
first-year student Daniel Kaor sad "I understand
that alumni bring in a lot of mga rney het ste under-
grads are the reason the Uiniversity is here. We real-

ly should be the main focus."
But according to Athletic Department officials,
there was very little they could do to remedy the
situation. After all, it's hard to cram 20,000 bodies
into 17,000 seats.
"This is the most fair option there is," Senior
Associate Athletic Director Keith Molin said. "We
couldn't take tickets away from those who already
had them, and this way, no new student is shut out
of the experience."
Just more than 88,000 of the 102,501-seat
Michigan Stadium are occupied by non-student
season ticket holders. Molin said that while the
Athletic Department did not consider rescinding
any of those tickets, they also did not issue any new
non-student season tickets.
This year's unusually high demand for student
tickets is due mostly to an unusually large under-
graduate population and an attractive seven-game
schedule that includes games against No. 7 Col-
orado, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 12 Notre Dame,
plus a parents' weekend matchup with No. 20 Iowa

and a rematch with two-time Big Ten champion
Northwestern, which beat Michigan the last two
While Molin called the situation a "good prob-
lem to have," he said he understands why students
receiving split-season tickets are upset.
"I have spent hours and hours on the phone with
upset parents and students," Molin said. "I wish I
had a better solution, but I don't. All I can do is
explain how we went about it."
But that explanation didn't go over well for LSA
first-year student Jonathan Kosin. He was one of
the 3,200 students who received a letter from the
Athletic Department three weeks ago explaining
that he would receive split-season tickets.
"I was really upset when I got the letter," Kosin
said. "I called the Athletic Department a couple of
times. They were nice and all, but I felt like I was
getting the run-around. I was pretty ticked at first,
but I guess I'd rather have this happen to me now
than when I am an alumnus."
Some students said they were disappointed about

the way the Athletic Department split the tickets
into two packages. One package is Notre Dame;
Baylor and Northwestern, while the other includes
the Ohio State, Colorado, Iowa and Minnesota
Three ranked teams - Ohio State, Colorado and
the parent's weekend appearance by Iowa - are all
part of the four-game split, while Notre Dame is
the only ranked team on the three-game split.
"The way they split it kind of sucks" Kosin said.
"Putting Colorado and Ohio State on the same split
is kind of stupid, plus it's unfair that all the fresh-
men don't get tickets to the parents' weekend
"All I know is that if this happens to me again
next year, I'll be pissed."
The Athletic Department contends that won't
happen. Molin said students will not receive split-
season tickets more than once. Rumors persist that
the Athletic Department is considering expanding
Michigan Stadium, already the second-largest col-
lege football stadium in the country.

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witness stand during the LwSho
trial to explain how racism
be a part of society and ih>!dua
ti on, thus making affirmtveatnp
dies necessary. TeV loicli oit
University students, lSAJno rk
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lege experiences.
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inner-city high schoo
minority student bodie.
that their high schools w c
fairly "prestigious" i
boundaries but lack i i
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that we didn't ev n
Dowdell said of the s .hu ,
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serve its use of racesen a
sions, it has actively recr


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