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Mike Wallace, 1918-2012

LEFT: University alum Mike Wallace speaks on a panel at the University in 1998. (FILE PHOTO/Daily) RIGHT: Wallace's many awards sit on display at the Mike and Mary Wallace House at 620 Oxford Road under a picture of the late newsman an
his wife. (ADAM SCHNITZER/Daily)
NU' alum, iconic journa ist ies at 3
Notoriously tough interviewer def ined an age of broadcast news Fellows honor Wallace's legacy

By ADAM RUBENFIRE,
PETER SHAHIN and
STEVE ZOSKI
Daily News Editor and Daily Staff
Reporters
Pioneering broadcast jour-
nalist Mike Wallace, a Univer-
sity alum and former Michigan
Daily reporter, best known for
his scathing interviews on the
CBS News program "60 Min-
utes," died Saturday in New
Cannan, Conn. Wallace was 93.
Wallace graduated from the
University in 1939, but he long

remained connected to Ann
Arbor. He endowed an inves-
tigative reporting fellowship
to the Knight-Wallace fellow-
ship - a year-long program for
mid-career journalists to study
at the University - and donat-
ed the fellows' residence at 620
Oxford Road, which is filled
with memorabilia and awards
from his six-decade long career.
Wallace also worked at the
University's radio station, and
after graduating he reported
for news radio station WOOD-
WASH in Grand Rapids, and

later at WXYZ in Detroit.
Known for being an excep-
tionally tough interviewer,
Wallace was one of the jour-
nalists who helped launch
"60 Minutes" in 1968. Wallace
formally retired from the pro-
gram in 2006 to become a "cor-
respondent emeritus." He did
many major interviews in this
role, including his last appear-
ance on the venerable news
magazine show in January
2008, in the first public inter-
view of former Major League
Baseball pitcher Roger Clem-

ens after a report suggested he
used performance-enhancing
drugs.
Wallace has interviewed
many notable figures, includ-
ing Jack Kevorkian - a famous
doctor and University alum
who was imprisoned for assist-
ing individuals in committing
suicide. Oakland County pros-
ecutors used his interview with
Kevorkian during a trial that
resulted in the doctor's even-
tual imprisonment for second-
degree murder.
See WALLACE, Page 5A

By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily NewsEditor
While others were celebrating
Easter or Passover yesterday, the
University Knight-Wallace fellows
gathered with their families and
co-workers to watch video clips in
honor of the late namesake of their
fellowship program, Mike Wal-
lace, who passed away at 93 in New
Canaan, Connecticut yesterday.
Wallace - a University alum
and renowned broadcast journal-
ist known most prominently for his
work on CBS' "60 Minutes" - and

his wife Mary donated the home to
the University in 1992. The build-
ing houses offices, weekly seminars
and other events for members of
the fellowship, designed for mid-
career journalists to study at the
University. Though the house for-
mally stands asa workplace for the
fellows, the group gathered there
yesterday to celebrate the esteemed
newsman and reflect upon his
influential work.
Charles Eisendrath, director
of the Knight-Wallace Fellows
at Michigan, said Wallace's most
See FELLOWSHIP, Page SA

CAMPUS EVENTS
SpringFest
fundraises
for Mott's
MUSIC Matters
brings J.Cole to
campus last Friday
By CHELSEA LANDRY
Daily StaffReporter
A homemade sign wielded by
LSA sophomore Alex Hanna adver-
tised free hugs and high-fives on
the Diag Friday as the part of the
student group Do Random Acts of
Kindness's contribution to the first
annual SpringFest.
More than 50 restaurants, stu-
dent clubs and performance groups
participated in SpringFest, hosted
by the student group MUSIC Mat-
ters, which fundraised throughout
the year to bring Grammy-nomi-
nated artist J. Cole to Hill Audito-
rium Friday night.
Along with promoting the con-
cert and raising money and aware-
ness for the C.S. Mott Children's
and Von Voigtlander Women's
Hospital, SpringFest was created
to bring the University community
together, according to LSA sopho-
more Adrian Muguerza Ibarra,
chairman of SpringFest.
As part of the event, students
See SPRINGFEST, Page 6A

GREEK LIFE
Fraternity learns
about living with
disabilities at event

University alum Link Kokiri celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, on the Diag yesterday. The event was spon-
sored by the Hindu Student Council.
LEGAL DISPUTE
External report announced

Pi Kappa Phi
holds dinner to
raise awareness
By K.C. WASSMAN
Daily StaffReporter
At the second annual
Empathy dinner on Friday
night, a group of Pi Kappa
Phi fraternity brothers were
bound, blindfolded or given
earplugs as their brothers
aided them through the meal,
as part of an effort to simu-
late the day-to-day struggles
that students with disabilities
face.
At the end of the dinner,
LSA junior Lars Johnson,
philanthropy chair for Pi
Kappa Phi, announced that
throughout the year, the fra-
ternity raised $875 to donate
to the Ann Arbor Center for
Independent Living, a local
nonprofit organization that
aims to provide support and
services to people in the com-
munity with disabilities.
According to Johnson, Pi

Kappa Phi also typically rais-
es more than $7,000 a year for
their national philanthropic
organization Push America -
which aims to enrich the lives
of people with disabilities -
as well as additional money
for local organizations, such
as the Ann Arbor Center for
Independent living.
Jill Rice, coordinator of
services for deaf and hard-
of-hearing students at the
University, gave a presenta-
tion about challenges Univer-
sity students with disabilities
face as well as services the
University provides for those
students.
Rice said she, estimated
there are about 2,700 students
with disabilities at the Uni-
versity, but only 1,700 actually
registered with the .Services
for Students with Disabilities
branch oftheUniversity's stu-
dent affairs office.
In an interview before her
presentation, Rice said she
was very impressed with the
idea of giving people a chance
to see what it's like to have a
disability.
See DISABILITIES, Page 6A

Firms to look into
UMHS reporting
delay
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily News Editor-
The University has cho-
sen Latham and Watkins - an
international law firm - and

Vermont-based campus safety
consulting firm Margolis Healy
& Associates to perform exter-
nal reviews of the University
in light of a six-month delay in
reporting the alleged posses-
sion of child pornography by
former University of Michigan
Health System resident Stephen
Jenson.
Latham and Watkins was
chosen by University president

Mary Sue Coleman and Uni-
versity regent Denise Ilitch
(D-Bingham Farms) to conduct
the external review. Chicago-
based attorney Zachary Fardon
will lead the review, University
spokeswoman Kelly Cunning-
ham confirmed in an interview
on Friday.
Cunningham said Latham
and Watkins will have three
See REPORT, Page 6A

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