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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 3, 2002 - 5A

Coleman looks to fill interim posts;
Willis named new dean of students
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There will be a lot of new faces
showing up on campus later this
year and not just first-time students
as University President Mary Cue
Coleman looks to fill the many
vacancies left in the administration
after the departure of former Uni-
versity President Lee Bollinger.
Coleman, who took over the
position on Aug. 1, has already
begun the task of finding new peo-
ple to lead the University.
Coleman has also started search
committees to recruit people to ful-
fill the positions of chief financial
officer, executive vice president for
medical affairs and vice president
for development.
She has appointed an interim Execu-
tive Vice President for Medical Affairs,
Lazar Greenfield, former chair of the
Department of Surgery.
The position opened when Gil
Omenn stepped down on July 31 to
conduct research.
Greenfield said he is looking for-
ward to helping lead the Universi-
ty's medical fields until a
permanent replacement is found, at

not a candidate for the -permanent
"I want to be able to move the
medical system forward to be able
to resolve some existing issues and
to assist in recruiting bright people
to positions of responsibility here,
and to continue to improve our
teaching and'training programs,"
Greenfield said.
He added that with his excite-
ment comes some awareness of
what challenges there are going to
be during the next several months.
"I think probably the hardest part
(of being an interim) is not being
able to plan beyond a one-year time
frame and being limited to a short-
term problem resolution," he said. "I
think we are fortunate to have signifi-,
cant talent and experience in the
interim positions so that due dili-
gence can take place to assure that
we are going to have time to recruit
the very best candidates."
Coleman will also have to find a
new LSA dean, provost and director
for the Life Sciences Initiative.
The provost position has been open
for more than a year, since former

being an interim) is not being able to
plan beyond a one-year time frame.,


- Lazar Greenfield
Interim Vice President of Medical Affairs


Provost Nancy Cantor left to become
chancellor at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. The position of
LSA dean was left vacant this spring
when Shirley Neuman left for the Uni-
versity of Toronto. The University has
also been without a permanent direc-
tor for the University's Life Sciences
Initiative, since Jack Dixon took a
position with the University of Cali-
fornia at San Diego this summer.
Currently, LSA is under the guid-
ance of history Prof. Terrance
McDonald. Paul Courant, former
associate provost, took over Can-
tor's position. Currently, the Life
Science Institute is being led by
Director Liz Barry and Associate
Director Alan Saltiel.
New faces are also becoming a
common sight in the Vice President
for Student Affairs Office, where for-

mer University of Toledo Dean of
Students Edward Willis has been
named to the same position. Former
Associate Vice President for Acade-
mic Affairs Robert Holmes was
named the University's new ombuds-
man, or University counselor. Other
positions there are also being filled.
Coleman would not say if she
already has candidates in mind for
any of the positions.
"I may have some people that I
would like to recommend to get into
those searches. I am looking forward
to mounting a vigorous effort to find
the best people for Michigan," she
said. "I do know people around the
country; I've been in this business for
a long time, so I've made a lot of
acquaintances. Whether or not those
end up with people being interested
in positions, I just don't know."

Continued from Page 1A
Last year, DPS estimated that
every 1 out of 3 students had items
requiring inspection.
More gates will be opened later
this season and video cameras
installed at all four corners of the
stadium so that stadium officials
can observe problems before game
time and notify DPS, Martin said.
Martin added that the new meas-
ures were necessary because of a
need to increase security after the
Sept. 11 attacks.
He also expressed concern over
the planes with ad banners that flew
above the stadium Saturday. -
"The airspace is all controlled by
the (Federal Aviation Administra-
tion). City officials can't do any-
thing. We can't do anything."
Martin said.
He said fans need to help the sit-
uation by getting to the games earli-
er, and he praised students for their

"Eighty to 90 percent of the stu-
dents got in without any problem
whatsoever ... they came with noth-
ing but their ID and their ticket and
they got right through," he said.
First-year Law student Jeff Karek
said he did not notice an unusually
long wait, though he saw more
police officers in the area and was
asked to show his MCard.
In some cases, students reported
that their MCards were not checked
and that they observed some stu-
dents getting in with prohibited
"They didn't actually check my
MCard, they just asked if I had it,"
Busse said.
First-year Music student Lauren
Poluha said, "They made me show
them my ID, that was the only
Everyone using a student ticket
must present a student ID to be
admitted into the stadium, unless it
has been validated beforehand,
which can be done at several loca-
tions for $25.


Freshmen adjust to

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room size, campus life

By tIbahi b
Daily Staff Reporter
For LSA freshman Peter Rogers of Grand Rapids,
adjusting to the size of his West Quad Residence Hall
room posed one of the biggest challenge, during move-
in week.
"(Residence hall rooms were) smaller than I expect-
ed but it was actually really easy to move in," Rogers
said, adding that he has had no other real problems.
"I'm adjusting pretty well."
Freshmen had some help adjusting to college life,
either from older students who helped with move-in,
their residential advisors, new roommates, old friends
or departing family members.
LSA senior Ben Conway said he sympathizes with
the challenges that new students face during the
move-in process. He said he became an RA so he
could help to minimize the adjustment anxieties that
freshmen face.
"I wanted to work with new students coming in. I
was happy with my RA the first year," said Conway, an

advisor in West Quad Residence Hall. "Also, a number
of my friends last year were RAs."
Though some think that resident advisors only take
the position to receive free room and board, Conway
said he took the job to help others.
After a week on the job, Conway said he is satisfied
so far.
"Seems to be going well, no major problems. Peo-
ple are getting used to small spaces, especially the
economy double," he said. "I took students to New
Student Convocation, volunteered at Maize Craze,
worked with Meijer Madness and did a number of
informal things to help, like going around the hall,
going in when doors are open and inviting people to
Engineering sophomore Jay Huerta lived in Bursley
Residence Hall last year, but moved closer to Central
Campus this year, where he said most of his classes
and friends are located.
Huerta said this year's Welcome Week was similar
to last year's, but he was able to attend more of the
activities this year.


Deejay Roshan Patel, an Engineering senior, spins
at the Freshman Pre-Class Bash at Palmer Field
last night.
"Last year around this time, I didn't know how the
bus system worked. I was just stuck on North Campus
about a week waiting for classes to start. I knew about
the activities, but the bus was a pain. I'm excited to be
close to Central Campus and my classes," he said.


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