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One hundred eleven years of editorial freedom



October 3, 2001

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chief for post

By Rachel Green
and Jeremy W. Peters
Daily Staff Reporters

University of Michigan President
Lee Bollinger has accepted an offer to
take over the top post at Columbia
University, The Michigan Daily has
Columbia's presidential search com-
mittee on Monday recommended
Bollinger to succeed the university's
18th president, George Rupp, who is
stepping down next summer.
University of Michigan Regent
Andrea Fisher Newman told the Daily
last night that Bollinger indicated to
the regents that this academic year
would be his last in Ann Arbor.
"My understanding from talking to
one of the other regents is that he told
us he was going to Columbia," said
Newman (R-Ann Arbor).
"We knew it was coming for some
FILE PHOTO time," she said. "My colleagues and I
have received calls from the members
of the Columbia search committee, so
I was aware that this was very serious"
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"We knew it was
coming for some
- Andrea Fischer Newman
Regent (R-Ann Arbor)
A member of the Columbia search
committee confirmed yesterday that
the committee voted Monday to rec-
ommend Bollinger to the university's
trustees. The source said all committee
members were instructed to refer ques-
tions to committee chair Henry King.
King did not return several messages
left at his home and office yesterday.
"After we voted yesterday, we decid-
ed to leave everything to our chair,"
the committee member said.
Columbia's trustees could approve
Bollinger for the job at their scheduled
meeting later this week.
This is not the first time Bollinger
has been sought after by the Ivy
See COLUMBIA, Page 9

University of Michigan President Lee Bollinger, shown here testifying in Lansing earlier this year, has accepted an offer to become Columbia's new president.
What does the future hold for U

By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily Staff Reporter

With University President Lee Bollinger poised to
assume the presidency at Columbia University, he will
leave behind a number of initiatives for which he has
provided momentum during the past four years.
With the Life Sciences Institute rapidly taking
shape to become a real, physical presence on campus
and as the appeals hearing for two high-profile law-
suits challenging the University's race-conscious
admissions policies looms, the future of these and
other University issues are suddenly in doubt.
Even more progress has been made on these fronts
since March, when it was first rumored that Bollinger

might leave Ann Arbor for Harvard University.
Only weeks after Harvard passed over Bollinger in
favor of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence
Summers, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman
dealt the University of Michigan's Law School a
blow, striking down the school's race sensitive
admissions policies.
The lawsuit was filed early in Bollinger's presiden-
cy, and the former Law School dean has been a vocal
supporter of the benefits of divetsity in higher educa-
tion throughout his presidency, affirming affirmative
action policies as a means of achieving diversity.
Bollinger will be at the University when the Law
School case, along with a similar case challenging
race-conscious admissions policies in the Universi-

ty's College of Literature, Science and the Arts, are Oreoan d lw degree from Colubia U Uiversity,
appealed in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in where he was editor of the law review.
Cincinnati later this month. He will most likely be in . Professional experience: President of the University
Ann Arbor when the court hands down its decision. of Michigan since 1997, provost of Dartmouth
The University maintains it has built strong cases College from 1994 to 1996 and from 1987 to 1994
for the use of race as one of many factors in admis- dean of the Michigan Law School. Bollinger first joined
sions policies, and it has been speculated that the two the Law School faculty in 1973. Previously, he was a law
cases will eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court. clerk for Judge Wilfred Feinberg on the 2nd Circuit Courtof
If tht s hecaeB mlnger will almostcetil Appeals and for Chief Justice Warren Burger on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ifthat is the case, os certainly Expertise: Nationally known expert on free-speech and First Amendment issues
watch from New York City as those lawsuits are and he has published many books, articles and essays in scholarly journals.
Indeed appealed to the high court. Family: Married to Jean Magnano Bollinger, an artist' with studios in Dexter and
In addition to providing a strong presence in sup- Vermont. Two children: Lee, a graduate of the University of California at
port of the University's admissions policies, Berkeley and the Michigan Law School, and Carey, a graduate of Harvard
Bollinger has spearheaded many campus initiatives. . University and current student at the Columbia University Law School.
: Rumsfeld in Middle East
to consult with U.S. allies

State likely to
slash funding
for colleges
By Louie Meizlish
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan will likely face a serious revenue shortage in
the coming year that could lead to dramatic decreases in
state funding of higher education and result in substantial
tuition increases.
"It appears that the economy hasn't quite acted like we
thought it would," said Jay Wortley, a senior economist with
the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency.
A consensus revenue estimating conference has been
scheduled for next week - three months ahead of schedule
- in light of the slowing economy. At the conference, the
directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies, along
with the state treasurer, will agree on revenue projections.
The governor and Legislature are not allowed to appropriate
funds beyond those projections.
Last May's projections, Wortley said, were no longer
expected to be accurate. He predicted revenue for fiscal year
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Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration
yesterday presented evidence to its key allies that
it said links Osama bin Laden to the Sept. 11
attacks, and dispatched Defense Secretary Don-
ald Rumsfeld to the Middle East to consult with
allies in the anti-terrorism campaign.
The two steps increased the pressure on
Afghanistan's Taliban regime to hand over bin,
Laden, and were seen as necessary preconditions
to military action in Afghanistan, where the ter-
rorist leader makes his headquarters. The flurry
of activity seemed to point to an imminent strike,
though administration officials refused to discuss
President Bush repeated his demand to the Tal-
iban to turn over bin Laden and other leaders of
the al-Qaida terrorist network. But the president
gave Afghanistan's Muslim fundamentalist gov-
ernment no hint of how much more time it might
have before facing military force.
"I have said that the Taliban must turn over the
al-Qaida organization living within Afghanistan
anA mntd Aestrov the terrArist camns..ther-

leaders. "There are no negotiations. There's no
calendar. We'll act on our time."
Rumsfeld was set to leave last night for Saudi
Arabia, Oman, Egypt and Uzbekistan, taking off
just hours after Bush gave him the assignment.
Saudi Arabia, Oman and Egypt are traditional
U.S. allies in the region, but Uzbekistan, a former
Soviet republic strategically located on
Afghanistan's northern border, has never loomed
particularly large in U.S. diplomacy before.
Victoria Clarke, the Pentagon's senior spokes-
woman, said Rumsfeld "plans to talk about the
campaign against terrorism and have significant
consultations over there."
Before heading to the airport, Rumsfeld said it
is important to talk to potential allies, especially
President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan.
"It seemed to me that given their geography
and their situation, that having a face-to-face
meeting with the leadership (of Uzbekistan)
would be a useful thing," he said.
Karimov has agreed to open his country's air-
space for U.S. military overflights but has left the
status of Uzbekistan's valuable air bases unclear.
"Ihekistan sunnorts the resolution of the



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