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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 3

THIS WEEK
IN AL HSOY
Jan. 26, 1982
A $4.6 million renovation plan of
the Michigan Union was begun. The
major plans included reconstructing
the ground floor with a new ticket
office and retail shop. In addition,
the original ceiling in the University
Club was replaced and a connecting
entrance built between the terrace
and the main lobby.
Jan. 27, 1972
A fire broke out in a sublevel of
the Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Library. There was damage to sever-
al shelves, including one which con-
tained books on anarchism. A
security officer said "a man with a
cigar" set the fire.
*' Jan. 31, 2002
The Michigan Daily reported that
Gov. John Engler would not be
decreasing state funding in the
upcoming fiscal year for the 15 state
public universities. Engler ended up
making a deal with universities that
he would not cut their funding if they
did not raise tuition more than 8.5
percent.
Jan. 25, 1922
The University announced that for
the second year in a rovw, it would allow
juniors and seniors in the literary col-
lege to take their final examinations
under the honor system, in which their
exams would not be proctored, if class
leaders could get enough students to
sign a petition.
* Jan. 31, 1967
The Daily reported that Roger
Heyns, former chancellor of the
University of California at Berke-
ley, was interested in becoming the
next University president after Har-
lan Hatcher retired later that year.
Heyns, as well as the rest of the
Berkeley campus, was in the middle
of a controversy with Gov. Ronald
Reagan, who was trying to tighten
control over the University of Cali-
fornia System.
Jan. 27, 1988
The Michigan Student Assembly
unanimously passed a resolution
condemning the word "jap", stand-
ing for Jewish-American princess.
The resolution called the term,
"sexist, anti-Semitic and perpetuat-
ing a negative image of Jewish'
women."
Jan. 28, 1975
Connecticut College Dean Jewel
Cobb rejected a two-year, no-tenure
offer to become LSA dean. Although
negotiations continued, the University
ended up failing in its attempt to make
Cobb the first black female dean at the
University. The position later went to
then-interim LSA dean and zoology
Prof. Billy Frye.
Jan. 31, 1997
Undergraduate Admissions Direc-
tor Ted Spencer announced that
applications for the class of 2001
were down about 4 to 5 percent
from the previous year.
He said the decrease was part of a
national trend, following an increase in
applications in the early to mid '90s.

Jan. 28, 1992
A study showed that illegal drug
use was falling nationally among
high school and college students,
especially the use of marijuana and
cocaine.
From 1990 to 1991, total drug use
fell among high school and college stu-
dents from 33 percent to 29 percent.
@ Jan. 27, 1969
After holding a performance in the
Union Ballroom the night before, the
entire cast of "Dionysus," a modern
adaptation of the Greek classic "The
Bacchae," was arrested after per-
forming two nude scenes.
Jan. 30, 1968
The Senate Advisory Committee on
Undergraduate Affairs asked the Uni-
versity Board of Regents to abolish all
regulations regarding the ownership of
student cars on campus.
Jan. 26, 1996
The regents appointed physics Prof.
Homer Neal to take over as interim
president when James Duderstadt
stepped down that June. Neal, who is
0 black, was the first minority to lead the
University.

Bush shares hi plans for
natons's economic progress,
condemns Saddamh' policies

Strolling through the snow

BUSH
Continued from Page 1
abortion to limiting damage awards from medical
malpractice lawsuits.
With the polls showing a decline in support for
his handling of the economy, Bush pressed Con-
gress to give swift approval to the $674'billion in
tax cuts.
"Jobs are created when the economy grows; the
economy grows when Americans have more
money to spend and invest; and the best, fairest
way to make sure that Americans have that
money is not to tax it away in the first place," the
president said.
Bush did not say so, but the centerpiece of his
program, elimination of the tax on corporate divi-
dends, has elicited almost universal opposition
from Democrats, and few expressions of enthusi-
asm from Republicans.
Gov. Gary Locke of Washington, delivering the
formal Democratic response, accused the adminis-
tration of pursuing "upside down economics" that
offered a tax cut tilted too heavily toward the
wealthy and offered little by way of immediate
stimulus.
Congressional Democrats generally support an
alternative that would cut taxes by $300 per per-
son this year, and offer billions of dollars to cash-
strapped states.
In his speech, Bush also urged Congress to act
this year on his $400 billion, 10-year plan to
"overhaul and strengthen Medicare." Seniors who
like their current coverage should be permitted to
retain it, he said. Others "should have the choice
forced
CRIME was rep
Continued from Page 1 Quad R
access to any of the rooms. Newly- police h
activated security cameras placed at room wl
the residence hall's entrances deter- reports
mined that Hall was able to enter the but not 1
building by "piggybacking" behind a A thi
student, Piersante said. from a r
DPS is still investigating whether Hall. D
Hall could be responsible for other whether
recent home invasions or thefts in resi- Hallt
dence halls, Piersante said. tre spas
DPS reports state that a resident of charges
Mosher Jordan Residence Hall report- meanor
ed Jan. 22 that her purse was missing in jail.
from her room. There were no signs of Halli

"Trusting in the sanity
and restraint of Saddam
Hussein is not a
strategy, and it is not an
option."
- President Bush
of a health plan that provides prescription drugs,"
added the president, who was traveling to Grand
Rapids today to stump for program.
At the same time, the administration was
dispatching Secretary of State Colin Powell
and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to
the Capitol today to bring members of the
House up to date on the looming conflict with
Iraq.
Bush said he would send Powell to the Unit-
ed Nations next week to "present information
and intelligence about Iraq's illegal weapons
program."
He said the Iraqi leader has not accounted
for up to 25,000 liters of anthrax, 38,000 liters
of botulinin toxin, 500 tons of sarin, mustard
gas and VX nerve agent and some 30,000
munitions that can be equipped with chemical
weapons.
"Some have said we must not act until the
threat is imminent," Bush said. "Trusting in
the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein is
not a strategy, and it is not an option."

DANNY MOLOSHOK/Daily
A student walks through Palmer Field yesterday afternoon during the latest
snowfall.

entry. Another apparent theft
orted later that evening in West
esidence Hall. A resident told
er wallet was stolen from her
rhile she was asleep. Police
state the door had been closed
ocked.
rd wallet was allegedly stolen
oom in Alice Lloyd Residence
)PS reports did not state
the room had been locked.
was arraigned Saturday on
sing and illegal entry
s. Each charge is a misde-
punishable by up to 90 days
is currently free on a $150

personal bond and is scheduled to
appear in court Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m.
for his preliminary trial.
Piersante said DPS is still investi-
gating a Jan. 23 incident in which
two University students were seen
trying to break into the West Quad
mailroom.
The students were apprehended
but later released.
They could face charges of
attempted breaking and entering
and possession of breaking and
entering tools, Piersante said.
He declined to comment on the
students' identities until after they
are arraigned.

WHITE
Continued from Page 1
while David Alger was his close friend.
Business faculty members said
White's excellent goal setting and lead-
ership skills make him an effective
leader at University. "There's no doubt
it's a big loss for the Business School
and the University," said Prof. Michael
Gordon, associate dean of Information
Systems at the Business School.
"But on the same token, I think it's a
good opportunity for him. He now has a
new playing field to play on and I think
Fred Alger has picked the right man for
the job" Despite the sudden departure of

White, most staff members in the Busi-
ness School community said they were
not surprised.
"I knew that Joe is a person who is
really attractive to lots of companies and
other universities, so I am not surprised
that he received this kind of offer," Gor-
don said.
Apart from his career in academia,
White also has a rich industry back-
ground. He was the vice president of
Cummins Engine Co. Inc., and has
joined various corporate boards. White
was born in Detroit and earned his doc-
toral degree at the University in 1975.
He attended Georgetown and Harvard
universities.

LAWMAKERS
Continued from Page 1
"A desire for peace is almost a certain indication that
you arg already in action, or will soon be in action,"
Dingell said.
Dingell also noted that in spite of some opposition, Bush is
likely to receive sufficient congressional support to advance
his causes. "He'll get almost every single Republican to vote
on almost everything he's talked about," Dingell said
Michigan Republicans were firm in their support of the
president's economic proposals, saying the speech was a
good sign for Michigan families."President Bush has
demonstrated the leadership America needs when we
need it most," Michigan Republican Chairwoman Betsy
DeVos said in a written statement. "The president under-
stands that we cannot ignore challenges or pass our prob-
lems on to future generations."
But Levin was critical of the president's tax cut pack-
age, calling the plan "the wrong medicine for our ailing
economy."
"It is a 'more-of-the-same' proposal that focuses on
upper-income tax cuts and does not provide the short-term
stimulus that our economy needs, while at the same time it
digs us very deep into the deficit ditch down the road,"
Levin said "It does little to fund our commitment to educa-
tion, roads and struggling state and local governments, and
it leaves one million people who have exhausted their unem-
ployment benefits out in the cold."
Bush also used the address to reveal his proposals for
amending the country's Medicare programs and asserted
the need for prescription drug benefits for senior citizens.
"We must renew that commitment by giving seniors access
to the preventive medicine and new drugs that are trans-
forming health care in America," Bush said.
Dingell denounced the plan offered by Bush, stating
that the president's proposals would threaten the future of
Medicare.
"On Medicare, he essentially is requesting privatization,
which I think would just be calamitous," Dingell said.

MSA
Continued from Page 1
door," Canning said, referring to M-Card information collected
by electronic readers at the buildings. "We're trying to find out
the different types of opportunities we're missing because we
don't have enough space." Canning said that by phasing out
some extraneous aspects of facilities like the IMB - whose
central second and third floors c:ntainatIhfitclIokersthai
rarely get used - more space could be cleared for athletics.
"In the past 10 years, the most lockers we have rented is 250
to each gender," he said. "A half to two-thirds of the space in
those locker rooms could become weight and fitness areas."
Canning also suggested converting some of the campus' 32
racquetball courts and purchasing new weightlifting equip-
ment. To assess student demand for better facilities, Rec Sports
and MSA hired a Washington-based consulting firm to write
the survey and assist in monitoring focus groups and model
surveys. "The general sentiment of the focus groups that I
heard loud and clear and that the consultant heard was that we
have excellent recreational sports programs, but our facilities
are tired," Canning said. "This is the University of Michigan,
and we ought to be the best."
Pointing to schools like Miami University in Ohio that use
updated student athletic complexes as "recruitnient and reten-
tion tools for students," Canning said the University's facilities
are dismal. "The last major construction on this campus was
when the North Campus and Central Campus buildings were
opened in 1976," he added.
"Students use Rec Sports facilities daily," said Courtney
Skiles, MSA Communications Committee vice chair. "We feel
it's important that these facilities be improved."
Students who receive the e-mail survey must respond before
Feb. 3 in order to be included in the statistics. However, MSA
and Rec Sports encourage all students to log onto the Rec
Sports website - wwwrecsports.umich.edu - and take an
identical version of the survey that will not undergo statistical
analysis. "Out of 7,300 students our goal is the get 1,200
responses," Canning said. "I hope another 3000 unsolicited
students will answer the survey also."

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