One hundred eleven years ofedtorialfreedom
October 1, 2001
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By Nick Bunkley York City on two separate occasions in Septem-
Daily News Editor ber.
This weekend marked the 111th
anniversary of the first edition of
The Michigan Daily. Free from
oversight by administrators and run
entirely by students, the Daily has
existed as a student voice on campus
for more than a century.
Join us today as we celebrate our
- The editors
University President Lee Bollinger is the top
candidate for the presidency of Columbia Uni-
versity and has interviewed twice in the last
month with the presidential search committee at
his alma mater, according to a published report
The Columbia Daily Spectator, the university's
campus newspaper, quoted unnamed sources
close to the search committee who confirmed
that Bollinger met with the committee in New
The sources said a recommendation from the
committee to the Columbia Board of Trustees
could come as early as today.
Bollinger, who was one of three finalists for
the Harvard University presidency last spring,
did not answer his telephone at home last night.
University of Michigan spokeswoman Julie
Peterson said she could not comment on behalf'
Bollinger was in New York City during the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and drove back to Ann
Arbor in time for a Sept. 14 gathering at his
Peterson said the purpose for his trip was to
meet with members of the Royal Shakespeare
Company about the University's relationship with
the organization. Those meetings were called off
after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade
Bollinger also failed to show up at a Sept. 24
meeting of the University of Michigan Senate
Assembly, where he was scheduled to speak.
Three members of the University of Michigan
Board of Regents declined comment on
Bollinger's reported candidacy last night.
George Van Amson, a member of Columbia's
search committee and a sales trader at Morgan
Stanley Inc., said he would not comment on
whether Bollinger is a candidate but did tell The
Michigan Daily that the search committee was
not holding any meetings or taking any action
Several additional members of the search com-
mittee, including chair Henry King, declined
comment to the Spectator.
"We didn't get any of this from anyone on the
See BOLLINGER, Page 7A
Feds may Bin aden aided
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - A controversial
plan to more closely monitor foreign
students in the United States is slowly
advancing inside the Immigration and
Naturalization Service, with congres-
sional opposition largely collapsing in
the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist
The long-beleaguered project to
establish a computerized system for
tracking the 500,000 foreign students
in this country had faced fierce opposi-
tion in Congress, where critics com-
plained that it could subject foreign
scholars to discriminatory treatment
and saddle universities with new red
But the terrorist attacks have trans-
formed the issue, allowing for the sys-
tem to be implemented by the end of
next year, if the INS is able to sur-
mount the technical challenges. Bush
administration officials plan to disclose
further details in the coming days,
including a new $95 fee that foreign
students will pay to finance the $43-
million effort, known as the Student
and Exchange Visitor Program.
"We recognize the futility of continu-
ing to advocate for our position" against
the project, said Victor Johnson, director
of public policy for NAFSA, an associa-
tion of international educators. "We just
felt it was not appropriate ... in the after-
math of Sept. 11."
As part of the government's sweeping
investigation of the attacks, federal
agents asked colleges across the country
this week for lists of foreign students
and confidential student records that are
normally protected by privacy laws.
Members of Congress, meanwhile,
sought to clamp down on student visas,
which are one of the ways in which ter-
rorists have been 4ble to enter the Unit-
ed States, and demanded more thorough
background checks on those who wish
to study in this country.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is
proposing a six-month moratorium- on
foreign student visas, to give the INS
time to get an effective tracking plan
up and running. In addition, she would
have the INS monitoring system
include fingerprint data and require the
immigration jervice to conduct com-
prehensive background checks on for-
eign student applicants before the State
Department can approve a visa.
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The Washington Post
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more than two years.
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of foreign reporters
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Center and the Pentagon
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been like this for more1
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Laden had gone missing in recent
Pakistan - U.S. officials have long insisted that
assador to the there were strong connections between
esterday that the Taliban and bin Laden's al Qaeda
a bin Laden is terrorist organization. Bin Laden, who
cret location in has been stripped of his Saudi citizen-
)untry's ruling ship and exiled from Sudan, provided
has had knowl- thousands of fighters and tens of Vil-
is actions for lions of dollars to the Taliban in
exchange for a safe haven in
a small group Afghanistan, according to Western
, the Taliban intelligence sources.
, Abdul Salam Both bin Laden and Taliban officials
r the first time have denied responsibility for the
he Taliban and attacks in the United States. But U.S.
used of master- officials have said they have assembled
he World Trade evidence - which they have not pub-
1. licly detailed - implicating bin Laden.
control of our In an interview with the BBC yester-
eaking through day, British Prime Minister Tony Blair
bin Laden was said he has seen "absolutely powerful
the Taliban and and incontrovertible evidence" linking
e makes has to bin Laden to the Sept. 11 attacks.
ge of the Islam- Zaeef's acknowledgment could
an." assist the Bush administration in build-
onship between ing international support, particularly
in Laden "has among Arab countries, for a broad
than two years anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan
ports that bin See TERROR, Page 7A
Pro-Taliban protesters burn an effigy of President Bush and chant slogans during an antI-American protest Sunday in Karachi,
Pakistan. The rally was in protest of the possible U.S. military strikes on neighboring Afghanistan.
Peace rally encouragegs
debate onl U.S. policies
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
To some students who attended the
peace rally on Friday afternoon, it was
clear that the majority of students at
the University are not concerned with
the prospects of war.
"Comparing to the vigil (when) this
place was full and all those people
were mourning over death, this, which
could prevent more death ... nobody is
here," said LSA sophomore Anya
Maziak, who attended the rally with
about 200 other students. "It's such a
Maziak said she attended the rally
because the events of Sept. 11, as well
as the possible consequences of a war,
"I've never been so scared in my
entire life, having this be so realistic,
so in your face," she said. "I really
think that peace is the only, solution.
War bombing makes more war bomb-
ing, there's never a stop."
LSA sophomore Jackie Bray, a New
Jersey resident, spoke during the
Alliance for Peace and Justice rally to
encourage peace despite the fact that
only days ago, she said she had wanted
"You know what I thought in my
head (on Sept. 1I1)?" she asked the
crowd. "When are we going to bomb
them? I thought it ... I am someone
who has never been this sad and this
angry and this terrified at the same
She said she believes that although
America must make a statement, peace
would be a bigger statement than war.
"We've gone to war before and that
hasn't worked," Bray said.
That was the reoccurring theme
throughout the hour-long rally, which
focused on alternative methods of pun-
ishments and encouraged students to
connect with each other.
Lansing-based Lawyer Anna Deld-
wier, who specializes in international
law, said that war is not necessary.
"We have the mechanisms to solve
this crisis through the systems we have
already developed," she said, adding
that she believes Osama bin Laden and
other suspects should go through the
International Court of Justice before
The rally encouraged students to
start thinking about America's policies
and ways they could be changed in
order to avoid future conflicts.
"All the faculty who have studied
this say there is a problem with the
United States' foreign policy," said
alum Al Haber, who attended the Uni-
versity during the Vietnam War and
helped start Students for a Democratic.
Residential College junior Monique
Luse, who, along with Bray and sever-
al others, founded the Alliance for
Peace and Justice, said she organized
the rally in part because she wanted to
understand others' reactions and
because she wanted others to under-
"I didn't understand how you could
look at someone and say, I want to hurt
them," she said.
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Center for individual Rights CEO Terry Pell speaks at the Sam Adams Dinner for
the Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County Saturday.
CIR chief ready
for court dt
Windsor bars lose
money after attacks
By C. Price Jones
For the Daily
By Kylene Kiang
For the Daily
Less than an hour from Ann Arbor,
Windsor's nightclubs and bars are a
popular hangout for University stu-
dents, mainly because of Ontario's 19-
year-old drinking age. But business
owners in Windsor say their revenue
has dropped significantly since the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Windsor's clubs and casino attract
more than 20,000 visitors per day, with
about 80 percent to 90 percent hailing
from the United States said Andrew
Wilkie, general manager of Joker's
Night Club, located in downtown
revenue decreases for Windsor's down-
town businesses. Wilkie said business-
es are clearly suffering.
"Normally on the weekends the
streets are packed. In the last few
weeks, the crowd has dropped by 90
percent to about 2,000 people. It's real-
ly hurting everybody here," Wilkie
Jim Mundy, director of corporate
communications at Casino Windsor,
said business has decreased by 50 per-
cent since Sept. 11.
Wilkie claims the media is scaring
customers away with reports of long
lines at the borders.
"The news says there's a two-to-
three hour wait to get in and out Cana-
Center for Individual Rights CEO
Terry Pell told a crowd of local Liber-
tarian Party members Saturday night
that if a Cincinnati court rules in favor
of the University in its affirmative
action lawsuits this month, he will not
let the decision stand.
"In the next two to two and a half
years," Pell said, "this should be before
the Supreme Court, and we should
have a decision."
Pell, who filed suits against the Col-
lege of Literature, Science and the Arts
and the Law Schgol, with regard to
admissions policies, did admit that a
two-year time frame was optimistic.
"We're trying to change the laws that
in too many cases makes it difficult for
individuals to have the kind of fights
that we need to be having," Pell said.
"CIR is a small organization: we're
about 10 people. Each year we bring a
handful of legal cases that reinforce
CIR brought before the courts.
The CIR statistician "calculated that
the odds of an underrepresented minor-
ity student being accepted were nearly
234 times the odds of non-minority
applicant being accepted," Pell said.
"Race isn't just a factor they look at in
these files: it's the determining factor
that makes all the difference."
Pell also lauded Barbara Grutter and
Jennifer Gratz, the plaintiffs in the Law
School and undergraduate suits,
"Jennifer and Barbara remind us that
this is about the efforts of two Michi-
gan citizens to get rid of one single
incredibly unfair admissions system,"
Pell said. "But by their leadership, Jen-
nifer and Barbara force the debate back
to the real world of individuals whose
lives are directly affected and pro-
foundly changed by affirmative action."
After delivering his speech, Pell
responded to questions concerning the
results of abolishing affirmative action
and whether the question of using affir-
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