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Wednesday, July 3, 1996 - The Michigan Daily - 15

Kaczynski named in 1985
~Ann Arbor bombing

Engineering students compete in FutureCar contest

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Editor in Chief
Connections between the infamous
Unabomber and former University
mathematician Theodore Kaczynski
have risen beyond speculation in the
ast few months. The most recent
dictments against Kaczynski include
the 1985 bomb sent to University psy-
chology professor James McConnell.
Like the other three cases officially
unsealed last Friday, the Ann Arbor
indictment was a "John Doe" indict-
ment, a sealed indictment that
describes the crime, but does not name
a suspect.
Ann Arbor FBI Director Greg
Stejeskal said this indictment, sealed
n August 15, 1990, may not meet the
tatute of limitations, which requires
the charges be attributed to a suspect
within a certain amount of time.
Stejeskal said unsealing the indict-
ment means "we believe that
Kaczynski is in fact the individual
who's named in this indictment.:
If the statute of limitations is met and
the courts rule that the prosectution
presents sufficient evidence to prove
laczynski is the suspect named in the
John Doe indictment, he could be
brought back to Ann Arbor and tried
for the bombing that injured
McConnell's lab assistant, Nicklaus
Suino, Stejeskal said.

Experts have previously speculated
McConnell's behavior modification
theories may have prompted the
Unabomber, whose manifesto
denounced much social theory and
conformity, to mail a pipe bomb to
But that couldn't have been the sole
trigger in the bombing, said Susan
Ayre, who worked with McConnell in
the early 70s. "It had to be something
more," she said.
Ayre said McConnell was an unusu-
al professor who earned national
acclaim for his research and radical
experiments and social theories. Ayre
said McConnell regularly invited his
students to his house for gatherings. It
is unknown whether Kaczynski was
ever enrolled in one of McConnell's
psychology classes.
However, with the other indictments
mounting, and 18 years of Unabomber
activity to scrutinize, it is unlikely that
Kaczynski will be tried here for the
Ann Arbor bombing, he said.
"I doubt that the prosecution
would go to the trouble and expense
of bringing him back here for trial,"
he said.
Despite the passage of time and the
other indictments, Kaczynski should be
tried, Ayre asserted.
"I think he should be tried for the
crime," she said.

Brian Campbell
Daily StaffReporter
University Engineering students parti
FutureCar Challenge in Dearborn from
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy
States Council for Automotive Research,
Challenge is a contest among universities to d
achieves three times the fuel efficiency of
while meeting urban pollution standards, c
requirements and affordable cost levels.
Jack Groh, an organizer of the event, said
by the performances and turnout. "Overal
formed very well and the people were please
interesting to note that many government off
motive executives attended, including
the White House Science Advisor."
Twelve universities from across the
country entered cars, which werejudged
on handling, acceleration, endurance,
consumer acceptability, design, emis-
sions and cost-effectiveness.

cipated in the
June 17-24.
and the United
the FutureCar
design a car that
f ordinary cars
onsumer safety
he was pleased
1, the cars per-
d," he said. "It's
'icials and auto-

The University's entry, a modified 1996 Ford Taurus, is
powered by diesel fuel and electricity stored in nickel-cad-
mium batteries. The car suffered from severe mechanical
problems during the competition and ended up finishing
S11th. However, the competition was only the initial round of
the FutureCar Challenge, and the final judging will take
place in June 1997.
Groh insisted that the University team is still in contention
despite its low placing, and stressed the general importance
of the competition. "It's really a win/win situation for the stu-
dents. The competition gives the students first-hand experi-
ence that they can bring to a future job. It creates a pool of
potential engineering people that domestic auto companies
are seeking right now," he said.

Apply for the Fall Semester.
Young & Rubicam, an international
full-service advertising agency is
looking for two full-time PAID
interns to work in the Traffic Dept.
from September through December.
Assist entry-level professionals and
receive four months of "basic training"
in the area of account management.
Qualified applicants must have
completed their junior year and have
maintained a cumulative G.P.A. of
2.8 or better. If your passion is
advertising/marketing and you're a
qualified candidate, send your resume
and cover letter via Fax to:
Gail Kitchens, Human Resources Executive
at (313)446-9218

Medical School Dean Bole to officially
announce resignation from post

Katie Wang
qDaily News Editor

Provost J. Bernard Machen said a
search for a new dean has been under

Another top University administra- way for several months and an interim
for has announced he will step down dean will be appointed shortly.
from his post in August. Giles Bole, Bole's resignation comes one week
dean of the University Medical after John Forsyth, chief executive offi-
School, is scheduled to officially cer of the University Health System,
announce today that he will step suddenly announced he would be step-
down as dean to return to the faculty. ping down in August to take another
"It has been a privilege to serve for the position in Iowa.
ast six years as dean of this Medical
School," Giles said in a written state-
ment. "It has been my desire for some
time to move on to other challenges. But Be an adver
last fall the Provost and regents asked ecutive fe
me to extend my term as dean in order to
provide leadership for the significant
changes that were under way in the
school's education and research pro-
grams as well as the redesign of the
Clinical Delivery System."
But Bole said he felt his departure
as timely and would serve the best
interests of the Medical School and Wil#
Medical Center.
Under Bole's leadership, the Medical
School moved from 16th to 9th in rank-
ings of research intensive medical
schools in the U.S. News and World
Report survey. Pc pa
"Giles Bole has served the U-M 5tdent Put
medical community in a number of
capacities over the past 35 years and Deadline
Was distinguished himself as a clini-
cian, educator and administrator," Friday, July
said Homer Neal, interim president of
the University. 420 Maynat
Provost J. Bemard Machen said a

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