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By Shannon Pettypioce
Daily Staff Reporter
Another top University official is fol-
lowing former President Lee Bollinger
to Columbia University this spring.
Columbia announced yesterday that
Vice President for Development Susan
Feagin will become Columbia's next
vice president of
Feagin said her
decision to leave
the University was
based on her desire
to continue work-
ing with Bollinger
as well as the
Feagin return to Colum-
"Columbia is my alma mater - I've
worked there two times before in devel-
opment," said Feagin. "The opportunity
to go back and to work for Lee were a
special combination of factors.
Feagin said she was not looking for a
job prior to the offer made by Columbia,
and had said shortly after Bollinger
announced his resignation last year that
she had no desire to leave.
"My intention is to go in to work here
every day" Feagin said in October. "I
have a huge job to do."'
Feagin is the seventh administrative
official to leave or change posts at the
University since July 2001, causing
some to speculate that the University is
*in the beginning stages of a transition
"It is not unusual when a president
leaves that there is some turnover -
especially as the new president comes in
and puts together a new team," said
interim Provost Paul Courant, who this
month replaced Lisa Tedesco, who was
filling the position left vacant by Nancy
Cantor in July
hvSee FEAGIN, Page 7A
By Louie Melzilsh
Daily Staff Reporter
LANSING - In his last State of
the State address, Gov. John Engler
said yesterday that although Michigan
is facing numerous challenges -
especially on the economic and
homeland defense fronts - it is pre-
pared to meet them.
"Mr. Tax Cut" - as he is known
for pushing through numerous
reductions in the state income tax
during his 12-year reign in the gov-
ernor's office - promptly ended
any speculation that he would favor
a temporary postponement of cuts
in the income tax and single busi-
Amid the economic downturn
and massive layoffs at several of
the state's largest employers,
Engler sounded optimistic while
unequivocally stating his position
on current tax policy.
"It will be work, but if we all go
the extra mile, we may be able to
help those companies and keep
those tax cuts rolling," he said. His
remarks were answered with thun-
derous applause and cheers from
the left side of the aisle, where
most of Legislature's Republicans
were seated, and mostly silence
from the Democrats on the right
Engler also used his speech to
thank those who have helped protect
the state from terrorism and aided in
the war on terror, including members
of the Michigan National Guard and
state police officers, and also the head
"On behalf of the people of Michi-
gan, I'd like to thank our commander
in chief, President George W Bush,
and all our men in uniform, serving in
Afghanistan and around the world,"
he said. "Thank you for a job well
The House chamber then erupted
in loud chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A."
Engler also used the annual address
to encourage the Legislature to move
two of his priorities forward.
As expected, he encouraged law-
makers to support his plan for a larger
state role in expanding high-speed
Internet access to Michiganians, cit-
ing it as imperative to keeping Michi-
gan ahead of other states in terms of
economic development and overall
"If Michigan fails to seize this
opportunity, if we fail to adapt, we
risk becoming as irrelevant as the
horse and buggy," he said.
Segueing into his second propos-
al, Engler added, "Incentives can
help, but even more helpful would
be removing some of the burdens
and barriers that have been
imposed by Washington and other
The term-limited Republican
governor encouraged Congress to
tell Environmental Protection
Agency regulators to get out of the
way on development of hydrogen
fuel-cell technology, an innovation
he said would keep Michigan at the
forefront of auto manufacturing.
Engler also touted Michigan as "a
high-technology state - a state of
science. In addition to mentioning the
See STATE, Page BA
Gov. John Engler and Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus addressed the state of the state last night at House chambers in Lansing
A4sEnglr leaves his post, a host of
candidates announce plans to run
By Tyler Boersen
and C. Price Jones
Daily Staff Reporters
LANSING - Although Gov. John
Engler did not speak about growing
tuitiun costs in his State of the State
address last night, the candidates for
governor from both parties guaran-
teed to tackle the rising costs of high-
Engler promised to leave the future
governor with a healthier budget than
when he took office in 1991, though
he did not endorse any specific candi-
"I will not leave to the next gover-
nor the mess that was left to me,"
Both Attorney General Jennifer
Granholm, a Democratic candidate,
and Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus, a
Republican candidate, agree on moni-
toring universities' abilities to raise
tuition above inflation rates.
"I recommended the creation of a
See ENGLER, Page 8A
Regents review in-state
By Shannon Pettypiece
Daily Staff Reporter
Misty Fewel has lived in Michigan for three years, works
full-time and owns a home. So when the University denied
her in-state tuition because her husband did not meet the
residency requirements, she asked the University Board of
Regents to overturn the Office of the Registrar's decision.
Because of cases like Fewel's, the regents are reviewing
the residency policy.
"We are looking at the residency rule and what might be
done to change them if they need change or clarify them if
they need clarification," said Regent Andrea Fisher-New-
man (R-Ann Arbor). "I think it is necessary to review the
residency requirements and make sure they are being fairly
Regent S. Martin Taylor (D-Grosse Point Farms) said the
regents should begin making revisions within the next month.
By Courtney Lewis
Daily Sports Writer
Fewel said she was denied Michigan residency because
her spouse, who is an out of state student, is a medical resi-
dent at the University, which the registrar considers to be a
temporary position even though his residency is for seven
"We own a house here and we pay property and income
taxes.... I am a resident according to the state of Michigan
but according to the University I am not a resident," Fewel
said. "They flat out told me that if I was single or divorced
him I wouldn't be facing these problems."
Fewel is not the only student angry about the Universi-
ty's policy on in-state tuition. Ford School of Public Policy
graduate student Peri Stone-Palmquist spoke at January's
regents meeting after being denied residency by the Office
of the Registrar because of her spouse.
Stone-Palmquist said the only reason she was denied resi-
dency was because her spouse does not also meet the resi-
See RESIDENCY, Page 8A
West Quad Residence Hall cafeteria employee Katie Moore picks out an apple yesterday.
Diningservices aims to
become more uniflorml
By Rob Goodspeed
Daily Staff Reporter
Dining Services has made a number of changes this year
in the 10 dining halls and four snack bars it operates.
Lunch at South Quad was shortened by one hour Monday
through Friday, while the dinner was extended 30 minutes
during the week.
"Based on input we've received from students, and from
our own studies ... we can't justify longer serving hours,"
said William Durell, director of Dining Services.
The deli bar has been limited to lunch in all 10 dining
halls, and in some halls they are no longer self-serve. Also,
dining services adjusted some meal hours and made cuts to
"One item we've got a lot of feedback on recently is the
frequency of our deli bar," Durell said.
But some students say the system-wide changes and bud-
get tightening have led to negative effects.
"Because of budget-cutting, Bursley's running out of
food more often" said one student employee of Dining Ser-
vices, adding that Bill Durell's initiative of seeking unifor-
mity across the different dining halls to cut costs has
reduced student options. Burslby no longer offers bottled
fruit juices at breakfast, nor does it operate a hot dog
meal," said Alan Levy, University Housing public affairs
director. "Run-outs are never intentional."
Durell said he hopes to make dining halls more uniform
because it is fairer for all students, and helps dining services
run more efficiently.
"Hopefully wherever you go it's just like McDonalds, if
you want chicken broccoli bake it doesn't matter where
you're eating, you'll have the same recipe."
The Bursley snack bar also changed this year. Formerly
the Bursley Northbar, it served burgers, fries and other
foods. This year the Northbar was replaced with the Bursley
Blue Apple, a small snack bar and grocer.
Dining services hired a consulting firm to help them
come up with the Bursley Blue Apple idea.
"Based on their market research we found that many
of our student customers were looking for something
along those lines," he said, adding he is satisfied with the
new facility. "We've hit on something that not only is
favorable from the budgetary perspective, but as impor-
tantly meets the needs and preferences of a larger num-
ber of north campus residents than the predecessor
But some students complain that the selection at the
Bursley Blue Apple is too limited.
"They don't offer the selection that they used to of pre-
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Athletic Director Bill Martin
announced yesterday that the Michigan
football team has added Utah to its 2002
schedule. In a one-year agreement, the
Utes will visit Ann Arbor Sept. 21.
"We're really pleased to schedule
Utah," Martin said. "They're a really
good team, they beat a Pac-10 team,
USC, in a bowl game."
The matchup will be the first-ever
meeting between the two teams,
although Utah coach Ron McBride, a
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