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One hundred seven years of editorzW freedom

News: 76-DAILY
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By Susan T. Port
Daily News Editor
In an attempt to enrich campus-wide dis-
cussion and dialogue on multiculturalism,
the administration is launching an initia-
tive, called Dialogues on Diversity,
designed to foster the unique environment
of the University.
The School of Literature, Science and the
Arts chose diversity as the theme of the
Winter '99 semester because of the recent
challenges to the University's use of race in
its admissions policies in the Law School
and LSA. University officials hope the ini-
tiative will encourage all University stu-
dents to discuss and exchange their views
on diversity.
Program Coordinator Pat McCune said the
initiative's objective is to explore the ways in
which diversity affects the University and the
Students can gain "an increased awareness
of the topics and issues and have a willingness
to look to a topic with a new perspective;"
McCune said.
Although still in the planning stages,
McCune said events may include a film
series, speakers and panel discussions on

to fill Texas.
provost post
By Susan t Port
Daily News Editor
Edie Goldenberg, dean of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts for the University, has been named
executive vice president and provost at the University of
Texas at Austin effective October 1.
Goldenberg, a professor of political science and public
policy, has been dean since 1989. Her resignation will be
effective August 31.
Goldenberg's selection follows a national search con-
ducted by the University of Texas to replace the former
provost, Mark Yudof. Goldenberg was among a list of
100 candidates that was narrowed down to three final-
ists. The hunt for a provost was conducted by a
University of Texas search committee made up of facul-
ty and students.
Goldenberg said the opportunities at Austin are exciting,
and she is looking forward to working with Austin's new
"I've known their new president (Larry Faulkner) for
years, and I think he has embarked on efforts to take the uni-
versity there to new levels of accomplishment," Goldenberg
The provost position is the University of Texas' chief aca-
demic officer and is responsible for college planning and
advising, academic programs, faculty recruiting and man-

LSA senior Cara Hecker (right) speaks with junior Sarvesh Sol (middle) and Engineering junior Kevin
Choo (left) at the University office of diversity.
The diversity committees are still in the University.
planning process. "We are hoping to encourage students to
Marie Ting, a program associate for mul- think about diversity and consider diversity
ticultural initiatives who participates in in an academic sense," Ting said.
some of the committees, said the theme The initiative intends to explore the meaning
semester will open discussion at the See DIVERSITY, Page 2

To box or noto box

Intervenors ask judge to
reconsider lawsuit motion

By Susan T. Port race, a
Daily News Editor tive act
The coalition attempting to inter- Mira
vene in the lawsuit challenging the ney fo
University's use of race in the Law said thi
School's admissions policies has reconsi
filed a motion for reconsideration. "We
On July 6, Judge Bernard Friedman change
denied the motion of the coalition to Mas
become co-defendants in the second to appe
of two lawsuits challenging the ately i
University. The coalition filed its earlier
request March 26. Their petition was Mas
backed by United for Equality and are dis
Affirmative Action, the Coalition to and the
Defend Affirmative Action and Law of thea
Students for Affirmative Action. Fore
The coalition is comprised of 41 Law S
students ranging in educational it's not
background, economic status and reconsi
Incoming first-year student
Drew Henson signs contract
with N.Y. Yankees. Page 12.

long with three pro-affirma-
ion coalitions.
anda Massie, a Detroit attor-
r the Law School coalition,
e group has filed a motion for
are asking the same judge to
his mind," Massie said.
sie said the coalition intends
al to the 6th Circuit immedi-
f Friedman does reverse his
sie said the students' interests
stinct from the University's,
se interests are the real target
attack on affirmative action.
mer University of Arizona
chool Prof Ted Samson said
unusual to ask the court for a

"It's not unheard of to ask for a
reconsideration," Samson said.
Samson said the time period
Friedman hasto make his decision is
at his own discretion.
"My guess would be that the
judge would want to do it as quickly
as possible," Sampson said.
Sampson added he does not know
of many examples in which a judge
changed his mind with a reconsider-
"The coalition would have to
show solid reasons why they should
be allowed into the lawsuit and con-
vince the judge to let them in,"
Sampson said.
He added that appealing the
court's decision is not unusual either.
See LAWSUIT, Page 2

Members of the University Boxing Club punch and jab at each other last week during
a practice session.

The University Medical Center Tori Amos wit
is ranked 12th by U.S. News the Palace of
and World Report. Page 3. week. Page

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