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One hundred seven years ofeditorialfreedom

News: 76-DAILY
Display: 764-0554
Classified: 764-0557

Monday
June 15, 1998

State says
'yes to 'U'
funding
By Erin Holmes
IDily \ewN Editor
Tuition may be more affordable for
iiveisity students next year.
That is one possible outcome of the
approval of increased state university
funding. passed in the Michigan House
and Senate early last week.
The House agreed to a 4 percent
increase for the 1998-99 school year,
while the Senate approved a 3 percent
increase. Both figures were higher than
Gov. John Engler's original proposal of a
1.5 percent increase.
"The increase is a much better deal for
ail state universities, including the
University of Michigan,' said Rep. Lingg
Brewer (D-Holt). "The University can
now best determine how to use the
money"
Since the numbers from the House and
Senate are different, the funding proposal New sculptures in the Mattael Botan
will move to a conference committee, tion of Ann Arbor residents. The scul
where the amount could be reduced back
to the original 1.5 percent or settled
cided by the branches of government.
"There will be a lot of trading going By Amit Pandya
on' Brewer said. "The final number will Daily Staf Reporter
be more than a small change in funding" Attempting to capture the attenti
Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor) said of Ann Arbor residents and add anot
the finding approval is important er dimension to its gardens, t
because the University receives a certain Matthaei Botanical Gardens is displa
amount of money from the state every ing sculptures by artists from the Gre
year. Lakes region.
In the past few years, the rate of fund- "With the sculptures, we look fo
ing increase has been around the rate of ward to bringing a new audience fro
iflation. the community" said David Michene
Together with the proposal for an assistant curator of the Garde
increased funding were other amend- The sculptures "will also give visito
ments suggesting how a state university another way to enjoy and take adva
should or should not spend state-allocat-
ed money. The amendments included
linmitatiotns on binding sexual orentation, o o b ll f
limtatonsFootal fi~
ati-affirmative action and abortion pro
grams.
"I have no sympathy for the amend- By Erin Holmes
ments that were passed," Brewer said. Daily News Editor
"It's not OK for us to tell the University Michigan football fans wishing t
hat to do on some issues" son-opener away game versus Not
Brater said some of the amendments fall may not need to switch on thei
were stripped from the agenda. sets or grab a suitcase and head to S
"These amendments don't have much In fact, all they will likely need to
to do with budget, Brater said. She to the Big House.
added that their inclusion does not take Plans are underway to use the
away from the importance of consider- instant replay boards to show awa
ing the funding increase issue. ning with September 5's rivalry w
See FUNDING, Page 2 Irish.
O NEWYS ARTS
Clements Library celebrates Hayden plays at The Shelter
75th birthday. Friday at 6 p.m.
Page 3. Page 10.

Interim deans
recommended

By Susan T. Port
I) i\' Next :dna
Appointments. search committees. rec-
ommendations and other factors accom-
pany the quest to fill the positions of
Literature. Science and the Arts and
School of Education deans.
Uniersity Prowost Nancy Cantor s ill
recommend Prof. Karen Wixson and
Psychology Prof. Patricia Gurini to the
Uniersity Board of Regents at its June
18-19 meeting as interim dean of the
School of Education and interim dean of
LSA. respectisely. Pending her approsal.
Wixson's post still be eflective July I until
a permanent lean is named.
Gurin succeeds Edie Goldenberg ,tvto
announced in April that she would step
dossn ott August 31.
The position in the School of
Education has been open since
September. The search committee had
narrowed down the number of candidates
to five but did not recommend anyone for
the position to Cantor.
Education Prof. Gary Fenstennacher
said the faculty received aix e-mail stating
"they felt they didn't have a candidate or
slate of candidates they could forward to
the provost."
Fenstermacher has served on different
committees and described the search
process in higher education as "complex:.
"It s not unUsual the first time out to not
get a candidate," Fensternacher said.
Cantor said the search is ongoing and
will become more active in the fall. She
said that in choosing someone to fill the
position she looks for an academic leader.
Cantor said the committee "did not rec-
ommend any final candidates."
Cantor said she writes to the faculty
and staff of the specific school and seeks
nominations.and then makes her decision

based on the recommendations. She
added the process is the saie for choos-
ins~ both an interim and permanent dean
at the Universits. Fensterxmacher said the
custom time period for an interim
appointment is 1-3 years.
Uniersity President Lee Bollinger
said it is not aix uncommon occurrence to
choose aninterim dean."'There stas a for-
mal search' Bollinger said.
ISA Prof, Ihigh Montgomery said lie
believes Cantor stas looking for someone
ho know s and understands the School
of iterature. Science and the Arts.
"I think Nancy stanted someone iwho
wNOUld do more than hold the post,"
Montgomery said. "She sNanted some-
one "'ho would really be a leader."
Montgomery said Gurin's experience
See DEANS, Page 2
The Interim Dean File
Patricia Gurwin, recommended for
LSA interim dean
-Thurnau Professorship
-Amoco Award for Outstanding
Teaching
-Harold Johnson Diversity Service
Award
-Vice chair of the Board of Directors
of the American Institute for
Research
Karen Wixson, recommended for
Education interim dean
-Class of '23 Distinguished Teaching
Award
-Member of the Rackham Executive
Board
-Member of the Executive
Committee of the English and
Education Program
-Directed a project to develop and
pilot Michigan standards in
lanuguage arts.

ical Gardens attempt to capture the atten-
ptures are works by midwestern artists.
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tage of the gardens"
The project is a collaborative
effort of the Gardens, the University
Museum of Art and the University
Planner's Office, along with the
Great Lakes sculpture community.
The attainment and installation of
art have been in the works since last
fal.
Four artists have donated sculptures,
which have been deemed appropriate
for placement in the natural setting
of the Gardens.
See GARDENS, Page 7

ans may get away games at home

"The1
boardst
ao watch the sea- Brown
re Dame next com
ir television bo
outh Bend. abl
do is walk"
this to
four new If eve
y games, begin- given the
ith the Fighting and Blu
Stadium,

plan spawned from the idea that the score- "A lot of people can't get into the home games;'
are a huge irvestment," said Dennis Brown said. "This plan gives them a second chance to
n. the assistant director of marketing and sit in the stadium."
rmunications. Brown added that the new The University sent surveys to current ticket-hold-
ards utilize the latest technology avail- ers in an attempt to determine if the new plans for the
e. video boards would be appreciated.
We knew there had to be more ways to utilize And if the surveys are any indication, the away-
echnology," Brown said. game tickets may be in demand as much as home-
rything goes as planned. football fans will be game tickets.
opportunity to watch every one of the Maize "Surprisingly enough, a very big percentage of sur
e's away games from a seat in Michigan vey returns said they would come to the stadium for
Brown said. See GAMES, Page 2
SPORTS "-'
Wrestling coach Dale Bahr
announces he wmill resign next
season. Page 16. http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily

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