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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXV, No. 33
B-school to begin
By Koustubh Patwardhan
Daily Staff Reporter
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business
will pilot a new undergraduate program for
the 2006 fall term that will dramatically alter
the makeup of the school.
Instead of the current two-year program
that only accepts juniors, the school will
now accept freshmen and sophomores into
a three- or four-year program, depending
on when these underclassmen decide to
Next year, the Business School will contin-
ue to offer enrollment for juniors, to ensure
that nobody misses the opportunity to apply.
In a newsletter sent to business students,
the school said it formed a committee to per-
form a review of the Bachelor of Business
Administration curriculum last year. After a
year of deliberations, the faculty decided in
a 64 to 14 vote to pave the way for freshmen
and sophomores to get into the school.
"It is challenging to do everything in two
years," said Gene Anderson, associate dean
for degree programs.
The school decided to implement the
new program because administrators
wanted to allow students the opportunity
to be able to take more classes and have
better opportunities to pursue minors in
the College of Literature, Science and the
Arts, Anderson said.
Because business students' core curricu-
lum will now be spread over a period of up
also apply to revised program
to four years, they will have more time each
year to take courses outside the Business
Anderson said the new system "achieves
a better balance between liberal arts and
business during their business educa-
Another aim of this change is to lower the
pressure students face when they are in the
Under the change, students will be
exposed to a better foundation of business
early in their academic careers, while also
being able to pursue other opportunities
such as study abroad programs, which are
currently off-limits to business students.
In addition to helping students, the Ross
School's programs could become more com-
petitive with those of other schools, such as
the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton
"A lot of folks know they want to get into
business," and by implementing this policy
the Business School could attract a better
group of students than it had been losing to
other sch6ols, Anderson said.
Anderson added that the uncertainty of
admissions into the University's business
program drives away students to universi-
ties that accept students as freshman. Stu-
dents currently apply into the University
See ADMISSIONS, Page 7A
Michigan freshman running back Mike Hart (20)
runs for a touchdown in Michigan's 42-20 victory
over Northwestern Saturday.
By Sharad Mattu
Daily Sports Editor
Just a week ago, Michigan was facing the prospect of fin-
ishing the Big Ten season a perfect 8-0, but missing out on
any BCS bowl game, let alone the Rose Bowl. The possibil-
ity of heading to Orlando for the Citrus Bowl was a reality
receiver Jason Avant refused to acknowledge, insisting that if
Michigan continues to win, "things will work out for us."
The junior's words proved to be true Saturday, and
if the Wolverines win at Ohio State, they will win the
conference title outright and head to Pasadena for the
second consecutive year.
Hours after the Wolverines handily defeated North-
western 42-20, Michigan State - which blew a 17-
point, fourth-quarter lead against Michigan on Oct. 30
- put the finishing touches on a 49-14 thrashing over
previously unbeaten Wisconsin, giving the Wolverines
sole possession of first place.
If No. 7 Michigan (7-0 Big Ten, 9-1 overall) loses
to Ohio State, it will share the Big Ten crown with
Saturday's Wisconsin-Iowa winner. If it's No. 17 Iowa
(6-1, 8-2), Michigan will go to the Rose Bowl even if it
loses thanks to its win over the Hawkeyes on Sept. 25.
But if the Wolverines lose and No. 9 Wisconsin (6-1,
9-1) pulls out the road win, the Badgers will head to
Pasadena thanks to a better overall record. Michigan
and Wisconsin do not play each other this season.
After struggling mightily in the first half of Satur-
day's game, the Wolverines' offense scored touchdowns
the first five times it touched the ball in the second half.
With the rust from last week's bye gone and a confer-
ence title within grasp, Michigan is eagerly looking
ahead to its showdown with the Buckeyes. "When the
clock hit zero, (my mind) turned to Ohio State, straight
to the rivalry game, straight to the game for the Big Ten
championship" cornerback Marlin Jackson said.
Roses in sight
Big-Ten standings and records
No.7 Michigan, 7-0 In conference, 9-1. overall
No. 9 Wisconsin, 6-2, 9-1
No. 17 Iowa, 6-1, 8-2
Michigan State, 4-3, 5-5
r Northwestern, 4-3 5-5
Ohio State, 3-4, 6-4
Purdue, 3-4, 6-4
Minnesota, 3-5, 6-5
Illinois, 1-6, 3-7
Indiana, 1-6, 3-7
Penn State, 1-6, 3-7
TO THE POLLS
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Students 4 Michigan candidates Alicia Benevides, Arielle Unsky and Timothy
Wiggins, all LSA sophomores, campaign for upcoming elections.
New party debuts in
student gov't election
PeEER SCUH OTTENELDaily
Defend Affirmative Action Party candidates Kate Stenvig, a Rackham student,
and Bron Daniels, an LSA senior, chalk outside the Michigan Union.
key issue for DA AP
By Justin Miler
Daily Staff Reporter
By Ekjyot Saini
Daily Staff Reporter
A new student political party is look-
ing to fill some big shoes by winning this
week's Michigan Student Assembly and
student government elections on Wednes-
day and Thursday.
Students can vote in the elections
by logging onto vote.www.umich .edu
Wednesday and Thursday.
Students 4 Michigan will look to
replace the now-defunct Students First
party with a broad agenda that includes
placing a student lobbyist in state Legisla-
ture in Lansing, getting representation on
the Ann Arbor City Council and increas-
ing the number of academic minors at the
"The founders of Students 4 Michigan
include many current MSA and LSA-SG
representatives as well as students who
are new to the government, yet have a
vested interest in bettering the Michigan
community," said Students 4 Michigan
Campaign Manager Monica Woll, an
Woll said that Students 4 Michigan
has been stereotyped as a re-creation of
Students First. While the most visible
members of Students 4 Michigan are
former Student First members, a few
See NEW PARTY, Page 2A
Although the U.S. Supreme Court
ruled on race-conscious admissions more
than a year ago, minority enrollment
remains an issue for the Defend Affirma-
tive Action Party.
DAAP has 10 candidates running in
this year's student government elections,
in which students can vote by logging
onto vote.www.umich.edu Wednesday and
Thursday. Six of the candidates are run-
ning for seats through the College of Liter-
ature, Science and the Arts, and three from
the Rackham School, while one candidate
represents the School of Social Work.
DAAP's campaign platform this year
revolves around reversing the drop in
undergraduate minority enrollment within
the University. said DAAP campaign man-
ager and Rackham student Kate Stenvig.
"We want to mobilize the support that's
been active working against the minor-
ity drop," Stenvig said. Stenvig has run in
every Michigan Student Assembly election
for the past five years, under DAAP.
The group is currently circulating a peti-
tion attempting to get 10,000 signatures in
order to force the University do take some
form of action to reverse the trend, Stenvig
said. The group currently has 1,000 signa-
tures, she said.
The party was formed in 1997, but for
years it was barely represented in MSA.
Last fall the party had four members elect-
ed to the assembly.
When asked about the party's lack of
success in previous MSA elections, Stenvig
said, "We are not only trying to win seats,
but build a new civil rights movement."
See DAAP, Page 2A
President Ford breaks ground for new public policy building
By Keara Caldarola
and Michael Gurovitsch
Daily Staff Reporters
President Gerald Ford often walked past a
permanent home to the Gerald R. Ford School
of Public Policy, which has spent the majority
of its existence scattered across several campus
"With this building you have given us the
The presderts d ei. The Gerald R. Ford
School of Public Policy held a ground-
breaking ceremony Friday for its new
building. Former President Gerald Ford, a
I have always been proud - very, very proud - of my
association with this university."