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December 10, 2001

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By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter





The University will officially say goodbye to
its 12th president this afternoon with a reception
commemorating Lee Bollinger.
Bollinger's picture and a plaque in honor of
his five-year tenure as chief executive will be
added to the row of past university presidents lin-
ing a hallway on the first floor of the Michigan
Union. Students, faculty and staff are invited to
attend the event, which begins at 3 p.m. in the
Anderson Room of the Union.
At the end of the semester, Bollinger will step
down as president, six months before he takes
over the top job at Columbia University, where
'M' to face
in Orlando
By Kyle O'Neill
Daily Sports Writer

Inside: Details on today's reception. Page 3.
More from the Daily's interview. Page 5.
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he earned his law degree
and his daughter currently
attends law school.
Bollinger accepted the
Columbia post in October,
amid reported tension with
members of the University
Board of Regents, who
began trying to negotiate a
new five-year contract with
Bollinger Bollinger after he was a
finalist for the Harvard University presidency.
In an interview with The Michigan Daily,

Bollinger said the University could have done
more to convince him to stay but refused to elab-
orate on what it would have taken to keep him in
Ann Arbor.
"I said I wanted to stay and intended to stay
and meant it. But I'm just not prepared to say"
what happened, said Bollinger, speaking to two
Daily reporters in the hours before an appeals
court hearing in Cincinnati on the lawsuits chal-
lenging the University's affirmative action admis-
sions policies.
"I would just add that the reason for leaving
did not include financial interests, not that those
are insignificant, but those were not in my mind
when I made the decision," he said.
A proponent of free speech and the first

amendment, Bollinger has spent most of his
adult life at the University. He arrived here in
1987 as dean of the Law School and spent eight
years turning it into one of the top programs in
the country.
In 1994 Bollinger moved to Hanover, N.H., to
accept a post as provost of Dartmouth College.
But his strong ties with the University of Michi-
gan led him back to Ann Arbor, where he took
over the presidency in 1997.
While not commenting on specific reasons for
leaving the University, Bollinger focused on the
progress he has made as president, adding that he
believes the University is in "outstanding shape."
. "Even if I had stayed for 10 years, very few of
these projects would be completed in that time.

These things extend over decades, and I'm very
pleased and proud of what we have launched and
the ideas that we have presented to the University
community and to the alums. But it's just part of
the nature of things that the term of a president
will not coincide with the projects undertaken,"
he said. "These are now blueprints for things that
can be done."
In the case of the Ford School of Public Policy
and the addition of a new residence hall renova-
tions as well as renovations to the existing resi-
dence halls, Bollinger said he has worked to
ensure that funds for these projects have been
properly procured. "On the whole and across the
board the institution is in great shape both in

like on the mic

The rivalry couldn't be any big-
ger between the Michigan and Ten-
nessee football programs, and they
have yet to play a game against
each other.
The intensity on each side has
been brewing since 1997 and will
finally culminate on Jan. 1 in the
Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl
when the Wolverines square off
against the Volunteers.
The first conflict arose in 1997
when Charles Woodson edged out.
Tennessee's Peyton Manning for the
Heisman Trophy, causing an outcry
from all Tennessee fans, including
the state's governor.
Tennessee struck back with an
expansion of its stadium in 1998,
making it the nation's largest for
one year and attempting to stake
the claim of being "the real" Big
The New Year's Day game in
Orlando will be a tie-breaker of
sorts. Both coaches are looking for-
ward to an on-field meeting, and it
will be Michigan's third trip to the
Citrus Bowl in four years.
"It's great to be going back to
Orlando," Michigan coach Lloyd
Carr said after the Citrus Bowl
selected Tennessee yesterday.
"We're looking forward to playing a
great Tennessee team. Their tradi-
tion is like our own - very proud
with a long history of winning."
Michigan and Tennessee will be
playing in their 27th and 15th con-
secutive bowl game, respectively.
Michigan previously beat the
University of Arkansas, 45-31, in
the 1999 Citrus Bowl and Auburn
University, 31-28, last year in
Tennessee will be in its fifth Cit-
rus Bowl, having compiled a 3-1
record in the game. Its most recent
Citrus Bowl victory was a 48-28
win over Northwestern in 1997.
Though Tennessee played in the
Southeastern Conference title game
- while Florida did not - the Vol-
unteers were passed over by the
Bowl Championship Series.
Instead, two BCS bids were given
to LSU, the SEC Champion, and
Florida, who lost to Tennessee last
"We are very pleased to represent
the Southeastern Conference and
the University of Tennessee in the
Citrus Bowl," said Tennessee coach
SPhillip Fulmer. "Playing, obviously
ran outstanding University of Michi-
gan team with all their great histo-
ry, we're excited about that. I've


focuses on
hills, caves
TORA BORA, Afghanistan (AP) - American bombers
pounded the hills and caves of Tora Bora yesterday, trying
to soften al-Qaida defenses for a ground assault by Afghan
tribesmen. Pakistani forces moved to seal off escape routes
on their side of the border.
In the south, rival tribal leaders worked out differences
over the administration of Kandahar, the Taliban's former
stronghold, with the former governor returning to his old
office. The agreement reduces fears of factional fighting
now that the Taliban: are gone.
The bombing around this village beneath the spectacular,
snow-covered White Mountains in eastern Afghanistan is
aimed at rooting out Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida fighters
believed holed up around cave hide-outs near the Pakistan
A commander of the anti-Taliban forces in Tora Bora
said he was certain bin Laden himself was among them, and
Vice President Cheney said "yesterday that intelligence
reports indicate bin Laden is in the area. Others speculate
the elusive terror suspect may be hiding north of Kandahar.
"They were eager to send young men on suicide mis-
sions, but they appear to be holding up in caves,' Cheney
said on NB~C's "Meet the Press.'s
B-52 bombers made repeated passes over the Tora Bora
area throughout the day, and huge plumes of smoke rose
from the, barren hills and ridges. Hundreds of anti-Taliban
fighters watched from several miles away as dust filled
mountain valleys.
Their commander, Mohammed Zaman, said bombs
ity students
issions, that this is a place they can be a part of..
ter said. ... We want them to think about going to col-
present- lege."
rolling Students from different generations often
king up take part in the programs, with older students
-Amern- serving as mentors.
percent, "The projects are successful because of the
percent, strong participation of students," Matlock
p ttoh2 said.
id. Students provide perspective and insight
y to be that the administrators who coordinate the
- which programs simply cannot.
A higher Gloria Taylor, OAMI program manager,
said student leaders in the programs are
esented selected with consideration to differentlife
hn Mat- experiences. Geographical backgrounds,
ector of class backgrounds and academic interests are
"ultural taken into account to ensure that student
feeling See RECRUITMENT, Page 7A

CBS "60 Minutes" anchor and University alum Mike Wallace narrated the University Symphony Band's performance of Aaron Copland's
"Lincoln Portrait" during a concert Friday night at Hill Auditorium.

By Elizabeth Kai
Daily Staff Reporter

attempts to attra(


The processes challenged in the lawsuits
against the University's admissions policies
are not the only programs in place to attract
and retain minority students. Programs focus
on making students feel that the University is
a place where they can fit in and then provide
them with a sense of community once they
"More and more students want to be on a
campus that has a commitment to diversity,"
said Theodore Spencer, director of under-
graduate admissions.
Student groups serve to provide minorities
with a valuable sense of community and
belonging, without which they may feel alone
and more likely to leave the University

before graduation.
University-sponsored programs bring about
3,200 pre-college students to campus every
year. Some pro-
grams bring stu-
\\ dents to observe a
ON 1UAL/day in the life of
the University,
other programs
bring students for
_ _ _ _ extended stays.
Not all are
The search for diversity focused on minor-
Part one of a three-part series ity students; some
target underrepresented areas - such as geo-
graphic regions - instead.
But minority students are heavily focused
upon, both here and in the rest of the Big

ct minor
"Michigan, in terms of student adm
is right in the top two or three," Spenc
Asian students ate usually most rep
ed among minority students in en
classes at the University, usually ma]
about 12 percent of a class. African-.
can students usually make up 8 or 9p
Hispanic students compose 4 to 5 p
and Native American students make u
percent of any given class, Spencer sa:
Minority students are most likel
first-generation college students -
makes them less likely to be aware of
education options.
"It is important to get underrepre
minorities exposure early on," said Job
lock, associate vice provost and dir
the Office of Academic and Multi
Initiatives. "We want them to leave

Francis Collins addresses
new advances in genetics

By Lisa Hoffman
Daily Staff Reporter
University genetics Prof. Francis
Collins, whose Human Genome Project
decoded the human genome last year,
addressed students, staff and faculty Fri-
day in a lecture discussing advances in
genetic research and how they apply to
the general population.
"In many ways, ethical, social and
legal issues are more difficult to handle,"
said Collins, who is also the director of
the National Human Genome Research
Institute at the National Institutes of
Health. "Research has both non-medical
and medical uses, which is the impor-
tance of blending them all together:'
Implications of Collins' research
include early detection of long-term ill-

"In 2030, genomic-based health. care
will be the norm."
- Francis Collins
National Human Genome Research Institute director

mens," Collins said. "You won't know
(that you have a genetic disorder)
because something else will get you
first, but we're all at risk."
Collins said he believes research can
unravel any medical disorders, which
arise because of genetic make up and
environmental factors.
"Common illnesses willhave com-
mon genes, but there may be no inter-
vention with the diagnosis," Collins
said. "We hope to reach a point where

In the next 10 years, Collins said
researchers hope to determine genes
linked to common disorders, including
diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, for
early diagnosis and treatment to
improve the lives of sufferers.
These new advancements, however,
will create more discrimination within
the work place because potential
employees will know their likelihood of
developing a debilitating disorder,
Collins said.

University genetics Prof. Francis Collins, who is on leave to head the National


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