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looked like a torn up battlefield. Coach
Lloyd Carr, along with several players
complained of poor footing and drudg-
ing through the numerous divots while
playing the Nittany Lions on Saturday.
The current Prescription Athletic Turf
was placed in Michigan Stadium in
1991, and last re-sodded in the spring of
1999. But associate athletic Director
Mike Stevenson said it has gotten pro-
gressively worse this season. He said
the roots for the turf have shortened
from six inches in August to three-quar-
ters of an inch deep. Stevenson said
Michigan has utilized the expertise of
agronomist experts from Michigan
State, Ohio State and Penn State over the
past few years, and has come to the con-
clusion that a change is needed.
"You have to have a proper field to
play on," Martin said. "Players can
slip or get injured, and that shouldn't
Martin could choose to replace the
grass at Michigan Stadium with the
same FieldTurf used in Michigan's
indoor practice facility, Oosterbaan
Fieldhouse. That turf was installed in
just a week, Martin said.
The same company that furnished that
surface, Montreal-based FieldTurf, feels
it is a viable option. Mike Gruppe, direc-
tor of sales and marketing for Quest Turf
- which handles FieldTurf's marketing
in six states - said a typical project for
a college football stadium has cost any-
where between $700,000 to $900,000.
Other than Oosterbaan, FieldTurf can be
found at Nebraska, Oregon, Washington,
Maryland and Illinois - as well as the
Detroit Lions' Ford Field.
"There are many new, innovative sur-
faces on the market today and our job
will be to work with Lloyd to make sure
we have the surface we feel is best for
our student-athletes," Stevenson said.
"Let's face it, we tried to make natural
turf work, and we couldn't do it."
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does not believe the intervenor's position
will improve the chance of the under-
graduate case being taken up by the
Supreme Court. He also said the Univer-
sity is now preparing to respond to three
petitions, hoping that the Supreme Court
does not accept the Law School case.
"In the Law School case, the Univer-
sity has said that we believe the 6th Cir-
cuit got it right, they held that our policy
constitutional," Alger said. "We had a
victory in the 6th Circuit and we will
fight any attempt to overturn that victory
at the next level." But Alger said that if
the Law School case is to be reviewed,
the undergraduate case should be too.
The attorney Miranda Massie, who is
representing the Law School inter-
venors, said she supports the petition
because deciding the cases together
could strengthen the impact of the
Supreme Court decision.
"We need both cases there together
and we need a strong ruling for integra-
tion from the Supreme Court," she said.
Massie added she asked for a
delay in filing a response to CIR's
petition for the Law School case
because she has been ill. The court
granted two weeks, moving the
deadline to Oct. 29.
Massie said it is not uncommon for
the court to grant this sort of extension,
but it requires a good reason. "In the
context and how important the issues
are, we just needed more time," Massie
said. "The court sees the case as being
critical just as the parties do."
Alger said the University will use
the extra time to improve its argument.
Faculty meet Coleman, regents candidates
By Soojung Chang
and Michelle Zamplas
D aily Staff Reporters
Senate Assembly members got a glimpse of
the future during their monthly meeting at the
Business School on Monday, hearing from
both University President Mary Sue Coleman
in her inaugural address to the group and can-
didates running for seats on the University
Board of Regents in the Nov. 5 election.
"I think that her speech was very informa-
tive for the faculty," said Jack Gobetti, vice
chair of the Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, the leadership body of the
Senate. Gobetti said he was especially
impressed with Coleman's knowledge of the
University after serving as President for only
She gave her perspective as a newcomer and
mentioned a variety of campus issues, including
last weekend's Second National Student Confer-
ence on the Palestine Solidarity Movement, the
Life Sciences Institute, the permanent appoint-
ment of Provost Paul Courant, the University
budget and the lawsuits facing the University
regarding the use of race in admissions at the
Law School and the College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts.
Coleman said the University worked hard
this weekend to keep the campus safe for
"The University must be a place where any
person is free to express any opinion on any
subject," she said, adding that the conference
seemed to have gone smoothly.
In discussing the lawsuit facing the Law
School, Coleman cited the ruling from the 6th
Circuit Court of Appeals stating that the admis-
sions policy was fair and just. "I'm very proud
to be a part of the defense of our principles,"
Coleman also said it is most important "to
keep recruiting the best and brightest schol-
ars" and to "enhance the undergraduate expe-
rience" when asked about her vision for the
University's future. Coleman said she was
particularly impressed with the ability of the
different departments on campus to work
together on interdisciplinary initiatives.
Following Coleman's address, a forum was
held for University Board of Regents candi-
dates, in which those running fielded a variety
of questions regarding the role of a regent and
their plans if elected.
"The questions made it pretty clear who
had some kind of real grasp of the issues,"
said a faculty member who requested to
University alum David Boyle said the ques-
tions allowed the candidates to disclose more
about their personal lives. He also found it
encouraging that a number of students plan to
run for the positions.
The Senate Assembly is made up of 72
elected faculty members from the Ann Arbor,
Flint and Dearborn campuses. They represent
the interests and concerns of faculty members
throughout the University system.
University President Mary Sue Coleman addresses
the Faculty Senate Assembly for the first time
Monday afternoon. .
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