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One hundredfve years
ofeditrial freedom

Wednesday
May 22, 1996

Campaign
By Sam T. Dudek
Daily Staff Reporter
The University has raised over $1
billion since the Campaign for
Michigan started its quest toward its
billion-dollar goal in September 1992.
President Duderstadt said in a
written statement that the money was
the most ever raised by a public insti-
tution.
"The spectacular achievement of
reaching the $1 billion total, the first
for a public university in America, is
* the result of exceptional teamwork on
the part of our nationwide network of
volunteers, our many generous alum-

for Michigan raises $1 billion, seeks more

ni/ae and friends, and our deans, facul-
ty and development staff," Duderstadt
said.
The Campaign for Michigan has
raised $1.02 billion since the five-year
mission began in 1992, including $809
million in new gifts and pledges and
$215 million in new bequest intentions
- gifts that the University will receive
from wills.
Thomas Kinnear, vice president for
development, said the money will be
used for a variety of University ser-
vices, including student scholarships,
student academic programs, support
for faculty and departmental chairs,

and improvement of campus facilities. in the remaining 17 months of the
But the campaign is not finished yet. campaign.
K i n n e a r "The $240
said that million in
although the We will not be etdowment
total goal has gifts that has
been reached, a rleayben
rae id, - u ping up and down already heen
some tndtvtd- raised repre-
ual goals of t vet "'sents the
the campaign a r g e s t
have yet to be - Thomas Kinnear endowment
accomplished. University Vice President gift total ever
A major achieved in a
individual Michigan
goal still remaining is to raise an addi- campaign," Kinnear said.
tional $100 million in endowment gifts Kinnear said the campaign has been

a success thus far but will not be com-
plete until the remaining endowment
money is raised.
"We will not be jumping up and
down just yet." he said.
The Campaign for Michigan is co-
chaired by five volunteers, including
three Michigan alumni. The cam-
paign's alumni co-chairs are CBS cor-
respondent Mike Wallace, retired
Ford Motor Co. executive Allan
Gilmour and international investment
banker J. Ira Harris. Joining them are
former head football coach Bo
Schembechler and philanthropist
Margaret Riecker.

.., .-

Cuts to start
next week,
regents hear
complaints
8y Katie Wang
Daily Ness Editor

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Ireland wins court victory

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Editor in Chief
The Michigan Supreme Court deliv-
ered an opinion yesterday, criticizing
the reasoning of the Macomb County
Circuit Court in the ongoing custody
battle between Steve Smith and LSA
junior Jennifer Ireland .
The decision is a favorable one for

Ireland, whose fight to retain custody of
her daughter, Maranda, has garnered
national attention due issues of child
care and family values that surround
the case. The Supreme Court found that
Judge Raymond Cashen erred in focus-
ing the court's attention on Ireland's use
See IRELAND, Page 8

Pink slips may he distributed to
University hospital employees as early t
as next Tuesday, hospital officials
announced Friday. Last week, each
department submitted plans for internal
cuts to be reviewed by a redesign coordi-
nating committee under the supervision
of Lloyd Jacobs, associate medical
school dean, On Tuesday, May 28,
Jacobs' committee is expected to
announce whether it approves each
department's plans. Jobs may be elimi-
nated immediately if the departments'
plans are approved.
Employees who have worked at the
Whospital for more than 10 years will
receive a 60-day notice before they are
dismissed from their jobs, while
employees who have worked for less"
than 10 years will receive a 30-day
notice.
Hospital cuts and child care - these
were the two main issues about whsich
speakers expressed their discontent to A -
the University's Board of Regents at a JONATHAN LURIE Daly
public comments session following the Linda Weatherbee, a member of Local 1583 and a housekeeper at the Medical
regents' monthly meeting last Thursday Center protests job cuts near the Michigan Union last Thursday.
*aftenoon. Following the open session,
a rally was held to protest of the $200 million cuts announced management decisions."
by the University's Medical Center last month. "Downsizing, right-sizing or whatever the terminology,
"One of the biggest questions I have is, how did the hospital won't solve all of the problems. They cannot be solved from
end sip in a crisis situation where such drastic measures have to the bottom up," Williams said.
be taken in a short period of time?" asked Frank Williams, Other speakers, such as Lewis Irby Jr., chastised the
chief steward of the University's Skilled Trades Union. regents, saying, "You have no loyalty, but yet you ask for pub-
Williams asked the regents who was accountable for "poor See CUTS, Page 2

Regents vote to build condo
community for older faculty, staff

By Jennifer Harvey
Managing News Editor
The Board of Regents approved a
plan Friday to sell an 18-acre site on
Huron Parkway and to finance part of
the costs for condominium construction
on the site.
The University plans to sell the land to
the University Condominium
Association. The association is a faculty
group that wishes to sell condos on the
property for about $245,000 each.
Anyone who wishes to purchase one
of the condos must be at least 55 years
old and be an active or retired member
of the University's faculty or staff.
"The University's interest (in the pro-
ject) is that it provides an opportunity
for a very important group of people to
remain close to the University and to
contribute to (its) intellectual life,"
Executive Vice President for Business
and Finance and Chief Financial
Officer Farris Womack told the
Michigan Daily on Monday.
The first phase of the project calls
for the construction of three connected
buildings, each housing 24 units.
Womack said the site will include
common areas, lecture halls and an

auditorium.
Womack said that if the first phase
goes well, a second phase of the project
will begin, in which another 24 units
will be added to the site.
Womack said that if there is not suffi-
cient demand from the faculty and staff
for the condos, purchase of the property
will be opened up to alumni of like age.
The University is slated to finance up
to 25 percent of the project's construc-
tion costs. Local financial institutions
will fund the remaining building costs.
Womack said the project will cost
between $18 and $23.5 million and will
generate between $397,000 and
$530,000 each year in local property
tax revenues.
Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann
Arbor) said she supports the project.
"The financial and intellectual life of
Ann Arbor will be helped," she said.
The land will be sold for $330,000,
its appraised value. Womack said the
price is based on only six buildable
acres because the land is very hilly.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
was the only regent to vote against the
project. He expressed concern about
See CONDOS, Page 2

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