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Seniors share memories
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By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
When the Class of 2002 marches
down the field of Michigan Stadium
for commencement ceremonies on
April 27, they will carry with them
memories of football games, parties,
scandals, deaths and Sept. 11.
LSA senior Robert Clubb said his
favorite memory of college is his
first experience in the "Big House"
in the fall of 98. Although the team
lost to Syracuse that day, he said he
still remembers the day with fond
"All the people, it was just humon-
gous. I had never experienced any-
thing like that in my life," Clubb said.
Other memories that came to stu-
dents' minds involved campus hang
outs, classes and the other parts of
college life they will soon leave
LSA senior Barry Sims said
Blimpy Burger holds a special place
in his heart with its "quad with pep-
per jack cheese on an onion roll,
grilled 'onions, mushroom and egg
with Tabasco sauce, mayo and
But seniors said not all their memo-
ries were fond ones.
"I'm moving somewhere far away and
working a while.
Another of Clubb's most vivid
memories happened three years later
when he saw the second tower of the
World Trade Center crumble to the
ground on Sept. 11 from a small tele-
vision set in the E.H. Krauss Natural
"I couldn't believe my eyes. I remem-
ber Dan Rather saying we were in the
grips of an 'orgy of terrorism.' Words
can't describe what happened that time,"
LSA senior Genevieve Geisler
said she will remember the drama
of the University being in the mid-
dle of the lawsuits regarding the use
of race in admissions, which were
filed in 1997. "I was interested in
(the) affirmative action debate and
how it was centered here on cam-
pus," she said.
Geisler also said she has fond recol-
lections of certain classes, particularly a
medical anthropology class with Prof.
"I just thought it was really interest-
ing and it had to do with what I wanted
to do with my career," Geisler said.
Many seniors said if they could
change one thing about their college
experience it would be either pursu-
ing a different major or taking the
opportunity to study abroad.
Several seniors said some advice
they would give to incoming Universi-
ty freshman is to take advantage of
everything offered, not get over-
whelmed and slowly ease into college.
"Take it easy your first year. Don't
take on too much, college is a lot differ-
ent than high school," Clubb said. "Just
try to acclimate to college life."
Though some seniors are staying
in Ann Arbor, most will move away
to attend graduate school, work or
pursue their own lives.
"I'm moving somewhere far away
and working a while," Sims said.
Seniors look forward to graduation on April 27 and bright futures filled with careers, families and for some, many more hours
studying in the Law Library.
'U' for Ivy Leagues
By Rachel Green
and Jeremy W. Peters
Oct. 3, 2000
University of Michigan President Lee Bollinger has accept-
ed an offer to take over the top post at Columbia University,
The Michigan Daily has learned.
On Oct 1, Columbia's presidential search committee recom-
mended Bollinger to succeed the university's 18th president,
George Rupp,.who is steppingdown next summer.
"My understanding from talking to one of the other regents
is that he told us he was going to Coluibia," said University
Regent Andrea Fisher-Newman (R-Ann Arbor). "We knew it
was coming for some time. ... My colleagues and I have
received calls from the members of the Columbia search com-
mittee, so I was aware that this was very serious."
A member of the Columbia search committee confirmed
yesterday that the committee voted Monday to recommend
Bollinger to the university's trustees. The source said all com-
mittee members were instructed to refer questions to commit-
tee chair Henry King. King did not return several messages
left at his home and office yesterday.
"After we voted yesterday, we decided to leave everything to
our chair,"the committee member said.
Columbia's trustees could approve Bollinger for the job at
their scheduled meeting later thisweek.
This is not the first time Bollinger has been sought
after by the Ivy League. He has been rumored to be a
top candidate for Columbia's presidency since March,
when he was one of three finalists for Harvard Univer-
sity's top job but was passed over by the university's
search committee in favor of former U.S. Treasury Sec-
retary Lawrence Summers.
Bollinger's decision to leave the University of Michi-
gan comes at a time when it is involved in numerous
multi-million dollar development projects, including the
$700 million Life Sciences Initiative and a search for a
permanent provost. With the pending departure of
Bollinger and the provost position still vacant since
Nancy Cantor left this summer, Newman said the regents.
must act hastily.
"Michigan is bigger that one individual, and I wish Lee
well and good luck, but we have tremendous people on this
campus that could fill some big shoes. I'm really not con-
cerned at all with the path that's been set," Newman said.
By Shannon Pettyplece
Feb. 5, 2002
Reports suggest that the decision
from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
regarding the University's use of race
as a factor in admissions may come
down sooner than expected.
University spokeswoman Julie
Peterson said she believes decisions
in the appeals of Gratz v Bollinger
and Grutter v. Bollinger, filed by the
Center for Individual Rights, a
Washington, D.C.-based law firm,
could be announced within the next
four to six weeks.
The suits challenge the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts and
the Law School's admissions policies.
In both cases, the plaintiffs argued
they were denied admission to the
University because of their race.
Oral arguments for the appeals
ended on Dec. 6. Now, a panel of
nine judges are reviewing material
and discussing a verdict.
"Litigation takes a long time and
it's on a time table that is sort of
foreign to our current day pace, and
we are just in the period now of
waiting for the court to rule, said
Liz Barry, deputy general counsel
for the University.
After a decision is passed down,
the next step for the University is
uncertain because there are a num-
ber of factors affecting both sides
decision to appeal to the Supreme
: "The crnlv thing that is definite is
Former University President Lee Bollinger said Jan. 6, 2000 that
the yellow halo on top of Michlgan Stadium would be removed.
By Anna Clark
Jan. 7, 2000
The halo crowning Michigan Stadium - which students,
alumni and other members of the University community
have openly criticized - will come down before the 2000
football season, University President Lee Bollinger
announced Jan 6.
"While we don't have any official statistics, I have to con-
cede that, according to public response, many more disliked
the changes than liked them," Bollinger said.
Bollinger said the upcoming renovations to the stadium will
be "a much more public process," although he is not certain
how the Athletic Department will garner community opinion.
In September, Bollinger said "the renovations to the stadi-
um were a mistake. We were rushed and we did not have
sufficient public commentary on the changes."
The halo debuted during the first game of the 1998 foot-
ball season - the same year the Athletic Department
recorded a deficit of $2.784 million for the 1998-99 fiscal
Although some speculate that the Athletic Department
lost revenue this year due to the halo's poor reception,
Wayne Baskerville, director of development for the Athletic
Department, said money matters were not the deciding fac-
tor in the decision to remove the stadium's halo.
"There were so many aspects of the decision to remove
the halo," he said. "I imagine (finances) were looked at as
one of many considerations, but it certainly wasn't the most
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