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February 10, 2003
@2003 The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXIII, No. 91

One-hundred-twelve years ofeditorialfreedom

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Princeton halts
academic aid

After a protest march through the streets of Ann Arbor, a crowd of nearly 1,500 people convene in the Diag as part of the Ann Arbor Peace March Saturday.LE
Peace parade displays growig
anti-war senbnnt bAnnArbor

Summer academic
program for under-
represented minorities
suspended at Princeton
By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
With less than two months before
the University's lawsuits on race in
admissions are heard by the U.S.
Supreme Court, tension at other col-
leges around the country are rising
regarding the college's own use of
race-conscious programs and admis-
sions policies that could come under
Afraid of a possible lawsuit, Prince-
ton University announced last week=
the suspension of a summer academic
program exclusively for underrepre-
sented minorities.
Since 1985, The Woodrow Wilson
School Junior Summer Institute has
offered a seven-week summer program
for minority undergraduates from all
over the country wishing to pursue a
career in public policy and internation-
al work. The institute encourages par-
ticipants to pursue graduate-level work

while in the program.
Princeton spokesman Robert Durkee
said the school was concerned the pro-
gram could become a lawsuit target for
only allowing minority applicants.
"(It) is a program that would not be
able to pass legal muster," Durkee said.
"There was some risk that if we perceive
that program was sustainable under cur-
rent law, there would be questions about
whether we understood how current law
was being applied."
But Lester Monts, University of
Michigan senior vice provost for aca-
demic affairs, said Princeton's decision
"sounds irrational." He said the sort of
outreach done by the institute is legal.
"We have many of these programs
on the University campus and they are
working very well to bring minority
students and students of color into the
fold for graduate study and profession-
al study," Monts said.
Monts added that the University
plans to continue similar initiatives.
Durkee said Princeton administra-
tors made the decision after a watch-
dog group told the school the group
was aware of its alleged exclusivity.
After consultation with attorneys, Wil-
son School administrators told students

By Emily Kraack
and James Wahls
Daily StaffReporters

Despite low temperatures and blustery winds, an
estimated 1,500 people marched the streets of Ann
Arbor Saturday for peace between the United States
and Iraq.
Carrying signs, shouting slogans and singing
songs, marchers of the Peace March gathered at the
Federal Building on the corner of Liberty Street and
Fifth Avenue. The parade, sponsored by the Ann
Arbor Committee for Peace and Anti-War Action!,
proceeded through downtown Ann Arbor, ending in
the Diag, where marchers formed a human peace
sign. A group calling themselves "Radical Cheerlead-
ers" energized the crowd with enthusiastic chants.
Rally coordinator and AACP member Phillis
Engelbert said the march showed Ann Arbor's sup-
port of the anti-war cause. "We're lending our voice
to the growing national consensus that this war is
unjust," she said. "We're pleased to have a lot of peo-
ple and a lot of good energy."
But not everyone thought the rally was the best
means of addressing conflict with Iraq. LSA senior
James Justin Wilson, editor in chief of The Michigan
Review, said, "We think it's insulting to turn such a
solemn event into something family-oriented." Mem-
bers of Young Americans for Freedom agreed, liken-
ing the rally to a Macy's Day Parade.

But Engineering sophomore Maher Iskandar said
the march was an act of solidarity with the Iraqi peo-
ple. "Human rights will be lost if we go to war," he
said. He added that he feels Saddam Hussein is a dic-
tator, but dealing with him at the expense of the Iraqi
people is wrong.
Participants attending the rally held a broad spec-
trum of opinions. LSA sophomore Aesha Ahmad said
she opposed the war due the potential loss of many
lives. "Civilians should not be slaughtered for oil and
the strengthening of the government," she said.
The Radical Cheerleaders shouted slogans criticiz-
ing President Bush that included, "Now our economy
is doing bad, so you'll start a war just like your dad!"
Residential College sophomore Emily Bate, one of
the Radical Cheerleaders, said war with Iraq would
be a continuation of war against terror. "I've been
protesting this war since it was a war with
Afghanistan," she said. "No one can possibly justify
this war."
Pro-war protesters justified the war with oil and
humanitarian issues. YAF member Ruben Duran, a
LSA junior, thought the war was necessary if it would
make the Middle East a more stable place. He also
emphasized the war was partly about oil. "If the oil is
sold, the Iraqis can eat," he said.
Wilson brought up the humanitarian aspect of
a potential war, saying that Iraqi citizens are
mistreated under Saddam's regime. "How much
is it going to take to prove that (Saddam) is an

State considers new
drunk driving laws

Rich Keenanshows his support for President Bush
on State Street Saturday,
evil dictator?' he asked.
A rally directly followed the march. Speakers
included Hiba Ghalib, an alum of Iraqi descent, who
See MARCH, Page 2A

By Den Trudeau
Daily Staff Reporter
With an already estimated $23 mil-
lion loss in transportation funding for
important safety improvements, the fed-
eral gbvernment is threatening to with-
hold $9.5 million more in 2004 from the
state of Michigan unless the Legislature
changes current drunk driving laws to
comply with federal standards.
Michigan is one of 14 states that cur-
rently define intoxicated drivers at the
.10 blood alcohol content level. In 2000,
the federal government passed a law set-

ting the legal level at .08 BAC and
began withholding transportation funds
from states that failed to comply.
Michigan legislators have been reluc-
tant to give into federal pressure regard-
ing the enforcement of drunk driving
laws, but Gov. Jennifer Granholm said
the current state budget crisis is forcing
the state to act.
"Some people were concerned that
(the new law) was a little strict,"
Granholm spokeswoman Mary Detloff
said. "But if we don't change it, we will
lose federal transportation funding, and
See FUNDING, Page 2A

Bicentennial of Marbury observed

By Layla J. Merritt
Daily Staff Reporter

In February 1803 the U.S. Supreme
Court made a monumental decision that
changed the course of American history.
In the case Marbury v. Madison, the court
established judicial review, the mandate
that gives the court the ultimate power and
freedom to interpret the Constitution.
On the 200th anniversary of Marbury,
the Michigan Law Review held a sympo-
sium Friday and Saturday at the Law
School to discuss the impact of the deci-
sive court case upon society, Congress and
the judiciary system.
Several speakers led panels revolving
around current issues concerning judicial
review during the two-day event. The

keynote speaker, John Noonan Jr., a senior
judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals,
reflected upon whether judicial review has
been exercised in the best possible way
since it was established. Noonan, who was
appointed by President Ronald Reagan in
1985, also questioned the validity of the
court's authoritative power over the two
lower courts, the legislative and executive
branches of government and also the
power to define the Constitution.
Noonan commented upon judicial
review in modern society and questioned
the results of the 1803 decision.
"(Chief Justice John) Marshall was
vague in his outlines of the decision and
left us with very little guidelines as to
whether judicial review should change
over time," Noonan said.

Although Noonan did not take an
explicit stance against judicial review, his
speech was slanted in favor of altering the
current system. Noonan cited several
instances in which judicial review was
unnecessary, when the court could have
reached the same conclusion under Article
III of the Constitution, which already
grants the court power to make a decision.
"Is a benevolent umpire really needed?"
Noonan asked.
He also pointed to 17 cases in which the
use of judicial review resulted in harmful
mistakes, the worst of which he said was
the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sanford, in
which the court used judicial review to
undermine attempts by Congress to extend
rights to blacks living in free states.

* Blood Face Off pits 'U' with State

By Michael Gurovtsch
Daily Staff Reporter
University students are looking to declare
victory off the ice over their peers at Michigan
State University in the first annual Blood Face
Off, which begins today and ends Feb. 18.
Organizers said they are encouraged by the suc-
9 cess of the annual Blood Battle against Ohio
State University in November, when students
donated more than 3,500 pints of blood - well
above the 2,000-pint goal.
"This is the first annual (Blood Face Off). We
hope it becomes a tradition like Blood Battle,"
event co-chair Kate Papazian said.
Organizers from the Red Cross and Alpha
Phi Omega service fraternity said blood dona-
tions are needed. The national blood supply
inventory is estimated at 55,000 pints, but the
national "safe level" is 80,000 pints. "Right
now we are on the verge of going back into a
critical need status," said Joseph Nevin, donor
resources representative for the Red Cross.

area is overwhelming because the hospital
is such a large part of this community,"
Papazian said.
The goal for Blood Face Off is 530 pints

LSA senior Justin Street said he frequently
donates blood, but was unaware of this
week's blood drive. "I wasn't planning on
(donating for Blood Face Off) because I did-
n't know about it," Street said, adding that he
plans on donating blood now.
"There's no good reason not to (donate
blood). I think that's what it comes down to,"
Street added.
Nevin said the period between donations
must be at least 56 days, so if a person
donated for Blood Battle, they are eligible to
donate in Blood Face Off. Potential donors
must weigh at least 110 pounds and general-
ly be in good health.
The University won the fall Blood Battle
with a total of 2,067 pints. The Blood Face Off
winner will be announced at the Michigan vs.
Michigan State hockey game March 1 at Joe
Louis Arena in Detroit.
For exact requirements, locations, dates
or to make an appointment, contact the
Red Cross. An appointment is not required

Former Michigan basketball player Rudy Tomjanovich speaks at Crisler Arena Saturday. Tomjanovich's
jersey was retired during a halftime ceremony commemmorating his basketball career.
'Rudy T'hored by 'M',
basketball, jersey retired

By Naweed Sikora
Daily Sports Editor
For years, Michigan basketball great Cazzie
Russell's number has been hanging by itself from
the rafters at Crisler Arena. He was the only per-
son in Michigan basketball history to ever have
his jersey retired.
But Russell is no longer alone. Saturday after-

Crisler Arena - that of former Michigan center
and current Houston Rockets head coach Rudy
Tomjanovich. "Rudy T," whose jersey No. 45 will
forever hang next to Russell's No. 33, played for
Michigan from 1968 to 1970. The former center
holds the Michigan career record for rebounds
with 1,039, and is sixth on the all-time scoring
list with 1,808 points.
Tomjanovich took a break from coaching

of blood, lower than the tall drive because
this is the campaign's first year and the
donation period is a week shorter, Papaz-

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