October 2, 2002
@2002 The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXIII, No. 22
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By Megan Hayes
Daily Staff Reporter
In a rare legal move, the Center for Individual Rights
petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to hear
Gratz v. Bollinger, which has
not been ruled on by the
appeals court, in the hopes that iiIS
the case may appear in front of ON IRIAL
the Court alongside the other
University admissions case, I
Grutter v. Bollinger.
The University is currently
awaiting a decision from the 6th Circuit Court of
Appeals in the case of Gratz v. Bollinger, which calls
into question the University's use of race as a factor in
admissions in the College of Literature, Science and
A decision in the case Grutter v. Bollinger, which
addresses the Law School's admissions policy, was
made by the 6th Circuit last May in favor of the Uni-
If the Supreme Court grants CIR's petition, the deci-
sion would bypass a still-pending court of appeals rul-
ing and move the case directly to argument at the
Supreme Court level.
"This is exactly the set of circumstances where the
Supreme Court has granted such (review) in the past,"
Curt Levey, director of legal and public affairs for the
Washington-based CIR said. He said the need for expe-
diency stems from the fact that students nationwide
should not have to wait to hear whether race will be a
factor in admissions.
He also said it was very important that the cases be
"Our concern is that we couldn't wait any longer and
have the case heard this term," he said.
Levey said in most cases it is unusual for litigants
who have won at the appellate court level to desire for
the Supreme Court to hear their case, but added that this
is not a normal case.
"The University itself has said (the use of race in
admissions) is an issue of national importance," Levey
He added that the University's desire for the
Supreme Court to deny cert in the Law School admis-
sions case reflects a lack of confidence on their part.
"Observers don't think they're likely to win and I
think they know that," Levey said.
Krislov said in spite of yesterday's petition, the Uni-
versity still opposes a Supreme Court granting of cer-
tiorari in either or both cases.
"We won 100 percent at the last level," he said. "We
want to keep that victory - we don't want to see that
If the Supreme Court decides to hear the undergradu-
ate case, Krislov said he believes there is some benefit
to looking at the two admissions cases simultaneously,
as CIR desires.
See CIR, Page 2
Bond hearing for
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
In what has become a nine-month saga of hear-
ings, accusations and protests, local Muslim
leader Rabih Haddad was given a new bond hear-
ing yesterday in Detroit.
Haddad has been in jail since his arrest Dec. 14
for overstaying a temporary visa.
His family and friends asked Immigration
Judge Robert Newberry to release him on bail
yesterday, despite the government's allegations
that Haddad is a threat to national security and is
likely to flee if released.
"I don't think my husband is a threat to Ameri-
can society. He is an asset to American society,"
testified Haddad's wife, Salma al-Rushaid, adding
that Haddad was among the first people to con-
demn the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Haddad also testified, saying he would not flee.
He would "go home to Ann Arbor with my wife
and children and try to put back the shattered
pieces of our lives."
The bond hearing will continue later this
month and Haddad remains in the Monroe Coun-
ty Jail. Lawyers will meet with Newberry again
today to arrange a date.
Haddad was granted the hearing by the U.S.
Justice Department after a Sept. 16 federal court
order gave the government 10 days to release him
or give him a new hearing under a different feder-
al immigration judge.
U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds
gave the order after declaring that the Justice
Department's classification of the case as "special
interest" unfairly biased Immigration Judge Eliz-
abeth Hacker against Haddad.
The "special interest" label is used only for cases
related in some way to the Sept. 11 attacks and sug-
gested that Haddad is a national security threat.
Haddad is a co-founder of the Global Relief
Foundation, an Islamic charity that allegedly
received funding from al-Qaida financers,
according to a 20-page brief filed by the govern-
ment Monday when arguing that Haddad not be
released on bail.
The government's brief stated that the founda-
tion distributed newsletters that "encouraged
'martyrdom"' through a holy war. It also claims
the group had the same kind of equipment that
was used in a 1995 assassination attempt on
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
The same equipment was also believed to be
used by an al-Qaida suspect who is under investi-
gation for the 1998 bombings of the U.S.
embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
The equipment, which included handheld radio
transceivers, long-range radio antennas and
portable power packs, were shown on photos and
negatives discovered in a trash can outside the
foundation's Illinois office in 1997. The photos
See HADDAD, Page 2
By Jordan Schrader
Daily Staff Reporter
Preacher Stephen White gives his sermon to students on the steps of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Research expenditures rise to
$656 million, up 10.8 percent
By Kylene Kiang
Daily Staff Reporter
University research expenditures reported for the 2001-2002 fiscal
year amassed to nearly $656 million - approximately 30 percent of
the University's $2.13 billion total budget - affirming the University's
standing as one of the nation's leading research universities.
Expenditures increased by 10.8 percent from the last fiscal year,
marking the largest percent increase in more than 10 years, according
to the report released at the end of September.
Preliminary expenditure figures for schools with the largest pro-
grams for research include the Medical School with $238 million;
Engineering, $129 million; Institute for Social Research, $84 million;
LSA, $54 million; and Public Health, $34 million.
Increased research funding from a number of private foundations
and government organizations were a major factor in this year's total
expenditure increase. Funding from the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services and the National Institutes of Health - which con-
tribute nearly half of the sponsored program funding for research in
By Shabina S. Khatri
Daily Staff Reporter
the life sciences - increased by 17 percent.
Funding from government organizations rose by 12.4 percent as
non-federal contributions rose by 9.2 percent.
"Our outstanding research performance attracts faculty of the high-
est quality and provides our students with a rich learning environs
ment," University President Mary Sue Coleman said in a written
statement. "Our prominence as the nation's leading research university
supports the state's economic infrastructure and serves as a powerful
new magnet to new ventures."
More funding for research not only denotes enhanced opportunities
for faculty, but directly benefits research experiences for graduate and
LSA senior Kristal Vardaman attributes her interest in research to
programs like the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program,
which pairs students with faculty researchers. Vardaman said her
research work with the Department of Medical Education was a strong
influence in her decision to pursue a career in public health.
"Not very many schools offer undergraduate programs in research,
See RESEARCH, Page 2
Researchers work in a solid state laboratory in the Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science Building on North Campus.
safety in U.S., Israel
Today's top executives ranked business ethics second only
to business strategy as the most important field of.study,
according to research released by the University Business
School last week. But when asked to rank the top three
fields critical to their own company's success, the majority
of CEOs surveyed chose business strategy, human resource
management and communications over ethics.
Business ethics Prof. Tim Fort said the discrepancy
can be explained by the pervading nature of ethics in the
"Even if executives don't mention it by name it's needed.
Ethics is implicit and integrated in all of the aspects that are
By Lauren Hodge
For the Daily
The question of whether students
should participate in study abroad pro-
grams in Israel after the events of Sept.
11 has met much controversy. While
many fear living in the Middle East dur-
ing this war on'terrorism, some students
said they believe it is just as dangerous
to live in America as it is in Israel.
LSA senior Olga Frankenstein studied
in Israel last year during the fall and
winter terms. She lived in Jerusalem and
stayed in the dorms at Hebrew Universi-
ty. During the terrorist attacks, Franken-
stein's parents wanted her to come
home, but she did not think it would be
any less violent in the States.
"I actually felt safer being in Israel.
The International Study Abroad Fair
is today at the Michigan Union
Ballroom from 3 to 6 p.m.
the morning, went to work, did their
grocery shopping and moved on."
There were approximately 120 stu-
dents in Frankenstein's program. Many
returned home, but numerous students
arrived for the second term, When asked
whether she would recommend students
studying abroad in Israel at the present
time, she said that it is important to
know what you are getting yourself into.
"You stay away from crowded areas
and try to avoid town when you can.
Despite the circumstances, I had an
amazing experience," Frankenstein
said. "I consider Israel my second
home and still keep in touch with my
If Attorney General Jennifer
Granholm becomes the state's next gov-
ernor, changes could be in store for the
Michigan Merit Award scholarships
bound high school
the $2,500 award
is based on per-
formance on the
tional Assessment MICHIGAN
Program test. But ELECTIO
eligibility partly IEPAEPU
on financial need,
her spokesman, Chris De Witt, said.
The Democratic gubernatorial can-
didate also plans to redirect part of the
state's money from the tobacco settle-
ment - which funds the scholarship
program - to smoking prevention
programs. Making the MEAP scholar-
ship need-based could reduce its cost
and free up funds for anti-smoking
efforts, De Witt said.
The re-allocation would be unneces-
sary if voters approve a proposal on the
Nov. 5 ballot.
Granholm and her Republican oppo-
nent, Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus, both
oppose Proposal 02-4, which would
use constitutional changes to redirect
90 percent of the $300 million-a-year
settlement toward health care and anti-
smoking. The proposal would leave the
Merit Awards without funding.
Some students who receive the
A study released by the Business School last week
discussed the importance of ethics in business practices.
beings," citing open and honest communication as both a
strategy and an ethics issue.
"If you're Enron and lying to your stockholders ... that's