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August 5, 2002
NEWS C man:Prepared for action
By Maria Sprow "I am just excited at the whole process of being at such an around the state and talk about the University and really con-
Daily News Editor amazing University," Coleman said. "The University of Michi- nect with people around the state, because I think that's
gan is already a great public institution and it should aspire to extremely important."
ters in the Mary Sue Coleman, who now officially carries the title of be even greater." Coleman, unanimously selected May 20 by the Board of
w 52nd University president, unpacked her bags But now that she's got the basics down, Coleman is Regents to become the University's 13th president, left her
trict will this weekend. ready for a more complex curriculum. Her schedule is position as the leader of the University of Iowa July 31.
oose between Though the University's first female already loaded with meetings and trips around the state. Iowa Law Prof Sandy Boyd, who served as Iowa's president
vid Nacht and leader arrived in Ann Arbor Thursday after- She is eager to begin working on the President's Com- from 1969 to 1981, stepped in as interim president Aug. 1.
m Byrnes for noon, today marks her first full day in the mission on the Undergraduate Experience report, started While at Iowa, Coleman was known for her fundraising
Democratic President's Office on the second floor of under former University President Lee Bollinger, and to skills and accessibility to students. During her seven-year pres-
mination for the Fleming Administration Building. find people to fill the empty positions in the administra- idency, she held regular fireside chats and raised the school's
state House Coleman said she's spent the last month tion and lead the Life Sciences Institute, she said in an research funding increased from $178 million to $300 million.
at tomorrowu doing some homework and reading up on Coleman interview Saturday with The Michigan Daily. Annual fundraising raised from $82 million to $172 million.
important information about the Umversity "I need to go out and talk to people. There are budgets I At the University of Michigan, the 2001-02 operating budg-
ge 3 - like the history of the Rock, University folklore and how to need to get on top of, and the undergraduate commission that I et is $3.8 billion for all three campuses, with $545 million in
OpIED navigate campus. want to start working on," Coleman said. "And I have to go See COLEMAN, Page 2
Governor candidates discuss issues
By Shabina S. Khatri
Colorful campaign paraphernalia plastered
on storefronts, houses and cars shows that the
race is on - for governor. For the first time in
20 years, Michigan voters have the chance to
elect a new, non-incumbent governor Nov 6.
But first, voters will have to narrow the candi-
date roster from five to two.
As the Aug. 6 primary elections draw near,
gubernatorial candidates and their staffs are
working overtime to distinguish themselves
from their same-party opponents.
Following are the candidates' positions on
issues most relevant to University students.
Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus, who leads the polls
for the Republican party nomination, is the increases as a last resort.
longest serving Senate Majority Leader in "What good is having the best university
Michigan history. Posthumus has taken a "no in the country if families can't afford to
new-tax pledge." send their kids there?" Eastman
"He will continue to cut taxes in sd i s rtsaid.
these tough economic times to help FORGET Another issue that hits home for
working families and students about - University students is policies regard-
to enter the job market," campaign ing the use of race in admissions.
spokesman Sage Eastman said. He Posthumus is the only candidate who
also said Posthumus believes cutting I does not support the use of race in
taxes will allow businesses to D° LFT admissions policies.
expand, which will create more jobs, "(Posthumus) does not support (the
further stimulating the economy. TO VOTE University's) case because he doesn't
Eastman said Posthumus has TOMORROW! believe you should use race, color or
pledged to fight tuition hikes by creed in admissions," Eastman said.
employing incentive-based initiatives to control "Instead, he supports affirmative opportuni-
rates and even said he is willing to propose a ties, where you target funds and opportunities
controversial constitutional cap on tuition See GOVERNOR, Page 9
Keener star in
playing at the
on State Street
tickets this year,
partially due to
a new validation
IDs for football
trips as fall
By Karen Schwartz
Daily News Editor
With summer classes winding
down and the few weeks of freedom
between final exams and the start of
Fall semester approaching, many
students are looking for weekend
getaways and nearby vacations des-
Rackham student Patrick Walsh
has been working as a research
assistant but said he hopes to take
some time off and travel.
He said he would like to take a
weekend and visit Chicago or Wash-
ington D.C. to see friends and enjoy the
cities' many cultural opportunities.
"In Chicago, the art institute is one
of the best art museums in the world,"
he said. "It's a beautiful city, the archi-
tecture is beautiful ... it's got a lot of
See TRAVEL, Page 2
- Students sound off
on Dingell, Rivers
race for U.S. House
By Matt Randall
Daily Staff Reporter
Voters will go to the polls tomorrow to nominate either U.S.
Rep. John Dingell or U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers for the Democrat-
ic ticket in the newly drawn 15th Congressional district. Both
candidates hope students will get out to the polls and give their
campaign a boost in what has become a closely fought contest.
And both candidates have found support on campus.
Students cited differences between the contenders,
emphasizing the benefits each could bring to the office.
"I'd vote for Dingell. Rivers is a good politician but with
Dingell, he could be the chair of the Committee on Energy
and Commerce, which would be good for the state," LSA
senior Ryan Rettmann said.
But Katie Banks, a Music senior, voiced an opposing sen-
timent, arguing that "Rivers is a very capable politician and
she's a woman; which usually doesn't influence me, but
sometimes (it will break the tie)."
Students also showed concern over issues, including a
women's right to choose, gun control, health care and the
Y DING/Daly envioument.
Steve "I like Rivers' environmental standards, but Dingell has
done good healthcare work, constantly introducing impor-
See RACE, Page 2
LSA Junior Michelle Sohn plays a game of chess with Engineering Junior
Lee outside of Bubble Island on South University Avenue Friday.