One hundred ten years ofeditorialfreedom
September 5, 2001
From the entire staff of
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C OMMEN TARY
Nealy to riot?
Campus and Ann Arbor
police have tried to crack
down on some student
traditions but with mixed
success. Have University
students been pushed to
the brink of retaliation?
By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily Staff Reporter
University President Lee Bollinger is expect-
ed to name an interim provost as early as this
week as the search for a permanent replacement
for Nancy Cantor continues.
Cantor, the first woman to hold the Universi-
ty's second-highest academic post, left in July to
become chancellor of the University of Illinois'
Meanwhile, Bollinger and several vice
provosts have assumed the provost's duties.
"Things have worked out very well," said
Lester Monts, vice provost for academic affairs.
Bollinger selected a 13-member sea
mittee in June aft
announced her de
leave the Univers
Krenz, special c
the president an
the search comm
there is a possib
post could be fill
nently by the ei
well," Krenz said
one of the most attractive provost p
arch com- The provost supervises all of the Univers
er Cantor deans and also oversees the University's budg
ecision to "The provost really has a broad responsibil
sity. Gary for the academic programs of the Universit
ounsel to Krenz said.
d head of The University's position as a selective pub
ittee, said research institution appeals to many applican
bility the and Krenz said he expects the search commit
ed perma- to encounter many qualified candidates.
nd of the The University has a reputation for bei
"one of the most complex, interesting places
is going higher education," said University of Ut
. "This is President Bernard Machen, who served
tsitions in provost of the University of Michigan fro
ity "The provost's job at Michigan is the best job
et. at the University and the worst job," he said "It
ity allows you to get involved in every aspect of the
But the position also carries an immense.
lic array of responsibilities, Machen added.
its, The University is working with a consulting
tee firm to identify possible candidates from across
the nation. However, it has been nearly 25 years
ng since a provost has been selected from outside
in the University community.
ah "The most important thing is to find the best
as person," Krenz said. "We want someone who
om understands what life is like for faculty and stu-
dents at an institution such as this."
The University also made Princeton
Review's lists of jock schools, major
Greek scenes and great college towns
By R aee
Daily Staff Reporter
Despite Ann Arbor's frigid winters, the University is one of
the hottest campuses in the country according to Newsweek
and Kaplan's list of nine "hot schools" of 2002.
A 20 percent increase in applications between 2000 and
2001 is mostly respon-
sible for the Universi- Hot enoug for 'U'?
ty's spot on the list,
said Newsweek Edi-
Auchincloss. A ~
The University is by '4ta npesh il a
far the biggest andlea nverseg ,
most well-known of i iversity oflchiga.
Kaplan/Newsweek's Oberlin college
"hot schools," which Vassar College ,''..
also include rural Franklin Olin College of Engin r
Oberlin College, Emory University
1,200-student Hamp- Tulane University
shire College and
Franklin Olin College of Engineering in Boston, where its first
class of 30 students is currently planning the curriculum for
the school's grand opening in 2002.
Auchincloss said the survey is rather unscientific but it
reflects what the magazine's nationwide bureaus have reported
about colleges in their area.
"We wanted to get a variety of different types of schools;"
Auchincloss said. "I think the University of Michigan has
been right up there on most of the best rankings of all time."
See HOT, Page lA
DAVID ROCHKIND/ Daily
Drum major Karen England does the traditional back bend after leading the marching band onto the field before Saturday's football game.
Women were first allowed into the band in 1972, but this year England becomes the first female to serve as drum major.
*aext stop, Cincinnati
Two lawsuits challenging
the use of race as a factor
in admissions could be
headed to the Supreme
Court, but first they have a
date with the 6th Circuit
Court next month.
ovies at Michigan
Unlike today's multiplexes,
the Michigan Theater is a
throwback to the days
when going to a movie was
a grandiose event.
at times, the
a 3 1-13 win
England makes debut as
first female drum major
By Lisa Koivu
Daily News Editor
For the first time in its 103-year his-
tory, a woman is leading the Michigan
Marching Band into Michigan Stadium
LSA senior Karen England of
Greenville made her debut as the band's
first female drum major Saturday. After
taking the field for the first time, Eng-
land said everything was a blur.
"After I'd finished the tough stuff, I
was strutting down the field and I
looked up and saw my face on the big
screen and I was thinking, 'I'm finally
here, leading the best band in the coun-
try,"' England said. "I heard the crowd
go wild and up until that point I didn't
know the crowd was there."
While much has been made over her
being the first woman to take the posi-
tion, England said gender has nothing
to do with job performance.
"It was very exciting to make histo-
ry, but that's not the reason I tried out. I
thought it would be cool to be the first,
but now in the season the woman fac-
tor doesn't play a role as long as you
can do the job," England said. "To the
band I'm just the drum major."
Euphonium player Kelly Johnson, an
LSA junior, said there has been no dif-
ference in leadership between England
and previous male drum majors.
"Gender doesn't matter at all - in
fact, athletic and teaching ability are
worlds more important than gender,"
Tenor saxophone player Dan
Schimpf, an Engineering junior, said
he thinks it's about time a female had
the position. "I don't think anyone set
out to keep the drum major position a
male-only job. I just think that so much
time passed between when women
were allowed in the marching band that
it became harder and harder each year
to pick a woman," Schimpf said.
Drum major auditions are held dur-
ing the spring, with those trying out
going through a day of various activi-
ties, including demonstrating their
marching, whistling and vocal capabili-
ties. At the end of the day, band mem-
bers vote for their choice.
Marching Band Director Jamie Nix
said many factors go into choosing the
See ENGLAND, Page 1A
No vacancy: Housing in a bind
Game day tradition
a Ann Arbor,eFootball
aturdays are as much a
art of fall as colored
eaves and chilly weather.
The experience of being in
the midst of more than
110,000tcheering fans at
Stadium is unparalleled.
A proposed commuter rail
system that would link Ann
Arbor to Detroit, Metro
Airnnrt and I ancin still
By Maria Sprow
D~aily Staff Reporter
As the University plans its first new resi-
dence hall in more than 30 years, LSA fresh-
man Jay Lee is proof of the overwhelming
demand for more on-campus living space.
More than 80 students are currently living
in residence hall lounges and the Oxford
Conference Center, which have been set up
as temporary housing until spaces in normal
rooms open up-
Director of Housing Public Affairs Alan
Levy said it was a combination of factors
which led to the overcrowded residence
"Returning students are able to sign con-
tracts for the following academic year and
our practice is to not restrict the ability of
current students to return. The size of the
Israeli police subdue University graduate student Andrew
Clarno during a protest in Jerusalem Aug. 11.
By David Enders
Daily News Editor
A University graduate student could face charges after
being arrested last month during a demonstration in the