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News: 76-DAILY u s ay
Advertising: 764-0554 - One hundred seven years ofedit rslfreedom May 5, 1998
Harrison a01cc416epts Hartfoard presidenicy
Y Susan T. Port conference at the University of Hartford Hartford as "the most wonderful day of said after learning of Harrison's decision. said that since Harrison had not been
rbaily News Editor last Thursday that he plans to leave my life. The people were so warm and "When someone is as talented and cre- actively seeking other job opportunities,
After leaving an indelible mark on Michigan on June 1. Harrison became enthusiastic about my coming here." ative as Walt, it's not a surprise that some- not much thought had been given to lin-
the University through nine years of secretary of the University when Associate Vice President for one would try to entice him to leave." ing up a replacement. McFee said
service as Vice President for University President Lee Bollinger added the posi- University Relations Lisa Baker said Harrison described his new position as Harrison's job currently encompasses
relations, Walt Harrison is bidding tion to his existing duties in January. Michigan has been "fortunate to have a an enormous opportunity. Harrison said intergovernmental, public and media
farewell to the University of Michigan As part of the ceremony to welcome leader like Walt." , his wife is also excited about his decision. relations in the University. She added that
and heading to the University of Harrison to the campus, Hartford held a Baker said anyone as gifted and hard- "My friends and colleagues are happy more than one person may be needed to
Hartford, where he will act as its fifth reception in his honor, followed by a working as Harrison inevitably will be for me, and sad that I am leaving," fill the post.
president. student and faculty softball game. pursued by other universities. Harrison said. "I find that very touching." "We need to find someone to fill
Harrison announced during a press Harrison described the day spent at "My reaction was ... sorrow," Baker Regent Shirley McFee (R-Goodrich) See HARRISON, Page 2

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Clinton
speaks to
'students
By Christine M. Palk
Daily Staff Reporter
The Year of the Humanities and
Arts, a series of programs and projects
that promoted and encouraged the
exploration of the humanities and arts,
came to a close last Tuesday with a
public address by First Lady Hillary
Rodham Clinton.
Held in a packed Hill Auditorium,
the event opened with an introduction
y University President Lee Bollinger
and followed with the First Lady's
public address, which included every-
thing from the story of her first date
with President Bill Clinton to a call for
the inclusion of arts education in all
selhools.
"We created arts so that we could
advance as human beings, so that our
magination would have outlets,"
See CLINTON, Page 2

Students guaranteed
full-season tickets

By Susan t Port
Daily News Editor
Cheers and marshmallows will con-
tinue to spring forth from the
Northwest corner of the Michigan
Stadium this upcoming football season.
On April 22, the Athletic Department
approved recommendations from the
Task Force on Ticket Policy/Stadium
Student Seating, which guarantee all stu-
dents will receive full-season tickets,
after complaints last fall oversplit-season
tickets for incoming first-year students.
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Keith Molin said one suggestion called
for moving students from the
Northwest corner of the stadium to the
Northeast corner. Molin described such
a move as not "practical or necessary."
For the upcoming season, Molin pro-
posed reserving sections 25-30 for sale
to students and saving section 31 as a
"cushion." Tickets remaining in section
31 after student season ticket sales
would be sold to the general public on a
game-by-game basis.

"We will be able to ensure accessibil-
ity of stadium seating along with safety
and security," Molin said.
Athletic Director Tom Goss said the
main objective of the task force was to
make sure students received priority seat-
ing. Goss said the department will not
sell any of the seats from section 31 until
the demand for student tickets is known,
"The commitment was to make sure
students had priority," Goss said. "We
can sell that whole section (31), but
then, we don't know what thfreshman
class will be."
An additional 1,308 seats from
recent stadium renovations have
increased seating to 18,345 in sections
25-30. Molin said he expects student
ticket sales to reach 17,500 for next fall.
"That effectively could leave all of
section 31 as a game-day, visiting sec-
tion," Molin said.
Regular-season ticket holders above
row 60 in sections 25 and 26 will have
the option of moving to the lower end
See TICKETS, Page 2

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to students and community mem-
bers to conclude the Year of the Humanities and the Arts at Hill Auditorium
last Tuesday. Clinton addressed the importance of arts in education.

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Students, families pack stadium
in soggy farewell to Michigan

By Janet Adamy
Daily Staff Reporter
Stories of apartheid and the renewal
University tradition marked Spring
Mmmencement on Saturday at
Michigan Stadium.
"Do not take for granted what you
have been given here today," said
keynote speaker Mamphela Ramphele,
vice chancellor of the University of
Cape Town and South Africa's only top
female black university administrator.

For the first time since 1926, hundreds
of graduates kicked off commencement
with a procession to the stadium that
began at Elbel Field. Inside the stadium,
graduates tossedbeach balls and chanted
"Go Blue!" in between speakers, giving
the ceremony the festive atmosphere of a
home football game.
Ramphele paralleled her South
African university with the University
of Michigan, saying both need to "draw
on the rich diversity of our people"

Audience members applauded
Ramphele when she spoke about two
black women who graduated at the top
of Cape Town's engineering class. They
were accepted as a result of affirmative
action "and they excelled," she said.
Ramphele cited the impact that certain
individuals have had in fighting apartheid
to illustrate the importance of leadership.
"You can use South Africa as an
example to all those people who say
See GRADS, Page 8

Superfan Jeff Holzhausen raises his fist in triumph as he graduates along with the
class of '98 at Commencement last Saturday in a packed Michigan Stadium.

EWS
fNaked Mile draws 10,000
students in celebration of the
last day of classes. Page 3.

ARTS.
Tori Amos played at St. Andrews
last Wednesday to preview her
new album. Page 12.

$PORTS
Assistant Men's Basketball
Coach Brian Dutcher resigns.
Page 16.

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