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Monday, November27,2006

'U' asks
'.ou for
SProp 2
solutions
Campus invited
to e-mail ideas on
how to maintain
diversity
By WALTER NOWINSKI
Daily Staff Reporter
If you have any grand
scheme - or even a small
inkling - on how to preserve
diversity on campus in the
wake of Proposal 2, the Uni-
versity would love to hear it.
With less than a month
before the state constitution-
al amendment takes effect,
the University administration
has taken its first concrete
step in response to the ban on
affirmative action.
In an e-mail to the entire
campus, University President
Mary Sue Coleman, along
with Provost Teresa Sullivan,
announced the formation of
a diversity working group
called Diversity Blueprints.
The group will brainstorm
ideas, for how to preserve
campus diversity without the
use of racial preferences.
Sullivan, who is leading the
working group, along with
Senior Vice Provost for Aca-
demic Affairs Lester Monts
said it will try to find innova-
tive and legal ways to main-
tain and enhance diversity on
campus.
Although Coleman said she
will not announce the group's
full list of members until later
this week, Sullivan said it
will include faculty, students,
administrators and alumni.
The group has not yet been
directed to examine any spe-
cific policy, and Sullivan said
it is open to any and all sug-
gestions. The group is looking
for ideas addressing policies
in admissions, financial aid,
outreach and campus envi-
ronment.
"Wearenotrulinganything
off the table," Sullivan said.
"The idea is to have a compre-
hensive conversation."
See PROP 2, page 7A

After a season of shooting for the top, three teams look for their
SECOND HELPING

THREE SCENARIOS
What each possibility could mean for Michigan's title-game aspirations

USC wins, USC loses, USC loses,
Florida wins or loses Florida wins Florida loses

If USC defeats UCLA next weekened, Michigan
will play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 in Pasadena.
Chance of this happening:

If USC loses to UCLA and Florida wins the SEC,
then Michigan will likely play OSU, but a convincing
Gators win could vault them into No. 2.
Chance of this happening:
UNLIKELY

If both USC and Florida lose, Michigan will
play in the national championship game.
Chance of this happening:
UNLIKELY

Without
diversity,
B-School
may suffer
Prop 2 could turn
recruiters away,
some say
By ALEX DZIADOSZ
Daily StaffReporter
Since Robert Dolan, dean of
the Ross School of Business,
first stepped into his spacious
East University Avenue office
six years ago, he's had a tough
job: staying at the front of a
cutthroat pack of American
business schools.
Now that Michigan vot-
ers have banned affirmative
action, his job might be get-
ting harder. Diversity, Dolan
has frequently said, is vital to
the Business School's educa-
tional philosophy.
If his school's ability to fos-
ter that diversity erodes, so
might recruiters' tastes for its
graduates.

Need a car?
Rent hourly

Company brings
a new zip to
campus driving
By KATIE L. WOODS
Daily StaffReporter
There's a new way to get
around campus.
Zipcars Inc., NorthAmer-
ica's largest car-sharing
company, set up a program
in Ann Arbor last month.
Here's how it works: Zip-
car has provided Ann Arbor
six self-service cars that can
be rented by the hour.
If you're at least 21 and a
University student or faculty
member, you can sign up for
$30 online. The rental rate is
$8 an hour or $60 a day. The
annual fee is $50.
For that price, you get
insurance, maintenance,
gas, an XM satellite radio
and a designated parking
spot on Central, North and
Medical campuses.
Local residents can join

for $75.
Members are also mailed
a card that allows them to
unlock and lock the vehicles
during their designated time
slots.
The cars - two Toyota
Matrixes, two Mazda 3s
and two Ford Escapes - can
be reserved at the spur of
the moment or months in
advance by booking online
or calling in.
Zipcar has more than
2,000 vehicles in North
America, and members have
access to all of them.
The company's website
boasts that members could
save more than $436 a
month because of the elimi-
nation of car maintenance,
insurance and gas.
"I think offering stu-
dents, especially those
not yet 25 a means to get
around sounds like a great
idea," Engineering junior
Alex Farr said. "I wasn't
able to bring my car to cam-
pus, and sometimes I just
See ZIPCARS, page 7A

PESRy SHOera
Engineering senior Heeral Sheth and Business school junior Sunny Sethi study in the Ross Business School's Kresge Library yesterday.

SETTING ROSS APART scant search for what he calls employers.
A self-described "market- the "point of differentiation" That's why Dolan said he
ing guy," Dolan knows the - the key set of qualities has focused on experiential
importance of standing out. and skills that will make the learning, which he distin-
His work, he said, is a con- school's graduates priceless to guished from the lecture and

discussion-based models used
by most schools.
While students will
find traces of traditional
See B-SCHOOL, page 7A

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