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2 - The Michigan Daily - Monday,June_19,_2000
Wolff named dea o School of Music

By Rachael Smith - Boylan beginning August 1.
Daily Staff Reporter Wolff who completed her graduate
work at the University, said, "I always
After more than a year, the search for treasured my days (at the University). I
a new dean for the School of Music has wanted to give something back."
ended. Karen Wolff, previously dean of One of Wolff's goals for her upcom-
the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, has ing tenure is to encourage cohesiveness
been approved by the Board of Regents between all colleges in the University.
to take over for retiring Dean Paul C. Wolff said she wants "to continue to
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urge the School (of lusic) to mov cinto
relationships with other schools on
Wolff said she was especially inter-
ested in a cooperative learning effort
between the arts and public policy.
"Hopefully we can take some initia-
tive that will enable more enlightened
public policy in the arts," Wolff said.
University Regent Rebecca
McGowan (D-Ann Arbor) said she felt
the decision was "a very exciting, very
creative appointment."
"I found her interest in interdiscipli-
nary efforts to be very Michigan-
esque," McGowan said.

Wolff"has a long record in managing
a very complex department. She has my
complete support," she said.
McGowan also noted that the appoint-
ment of a woman to such a position is
very significant for the University.
"It's another important step on the
svay to gender equity," McGowan said.
Reflecting on his time as dean, Boylan
said he saw the interdisciplinary growth
of the School of Music as-one of the key
changes to occur during his tenure.
"I think that.broadening the opportu-
nities for both music majors and non-
music majors has been very important,"
Boylan said.
Continued from Page 1 .
"It is one of the Unisersitv's jobs to
decide when an issue is morally and
ethically against a communities inter-
est," Eugene Feingold, professor at the
School of Public Health and past presi-
dent of the American Health
Association said.
"When a major institution like U of M
publicly announces it will not invest in an
industry it is attacking the legitimacy of
that industry...the University helps to
educate the public, ie added.
A strong emphasis at the meeting
vas also placed on the need to present a
concurrent stand concerning the
Universitv's values.
"If a university uges students to
serve the public interest it surely needs
to do so as an institution," Douglas
Kelly, a formier employee at the
University's Flint campus and alum
said in his address.
Similarly, alum Audrev Jackson point-
ed out that much of tie University's rep-

The School of Music has added many
majors during Boylan's term, including
media and music technology-related
studies, jazz and improvisational studies
and a musical theater department.
"We also brought all the performing
arts together in one school, which real-
ly benefits the students," Boylan said.
Boylan also said he believes thd
growth in the School of Music has
affected the entire University.
"More than thirty percent of the cred-
its we generate are for non-music
majors," Boylan said.
"She's very right for Michigan,
McGowan said.
utation relies upon its health center and
that it is a contradiction in terms to be
involved with tobacco companies.
"They are more harmful than any
thing Nike ever did?. Jackson said in con-
clusion to her comments.
Clifford Douglas, alum of English and
Law and a guest lecturer at the School of
Public Health, pointed out that tobacco is
a drug, unlike alcohol, ith no safe level
of consumption or usage.
"Tobacco is the only product that
kills the user when used as intended by
the producer,' Douglas said. Moreove
he said that 20 percent of people thN
die everv vear are killed by cigarette
and tobacco consumption.
Actions of other universities across the
countrv recently divested from tobacco
stocks were referred to as well. Kelly
pointed out that Harvard, which recently
divested its stocks in tobacco continues
to do well with its endowment, while
Feingold said that John liopkins decided
to divest because they felt it inappropriate
to be concerned with health issues while
holding tobacco investments.

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and Save the Date
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Urban Universities Collaborative (UUC)
Biannual Conference on Chicago Research and Policy
Thursday and Friday
November 30 and December 1, 2000
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago Circle Center
Proposals for papers and panels are invited from individual
faculty, staff, and students, and community, civic, nonprofit
and government organizations and representatives.
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 14, 2000
Forum Convener
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