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Priersity Court's decision
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Coleman to " "TT a i o
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ARTS lawsuit appealed
By Matt Randall
Daily Staff Reporter
Lawyers for the Center for Individual Rights filed papers
Friday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal in the
Daily Arts ce Grutter v. Bollinger.
interviews By filing the papers, CIR attorneys said they hope the 6th
Something Circuit Court of Appeals' decision affirming the University
Law School's use of race as a factor in admissions is reversed.
Corporate lead The CIR had until today to file the petition.
singer Andrew The University now has 30 days to respond with an oppos-
McM ahon as he ing brief that would ask the Court not to hear the case.
finishes up the The student interveners and the University do not have to
last legs of the file a brief unless ordered by the court. University of Texas
Vans Warped officials have said that such a decision could favor other
Tour. schools - such as the Texas, which had its appeal of the case,
Page 9 Hopwood v. Texas rejected by the court - that are hoping the
University's case is heard by the Court and that the Court sets
SPORTS a national precedent in favor of using race in admissions.
If the Court does decide to hear the case and upholds the 6th
Circuit's decision, it would overturn decisions in other districts
that banned the use of race in admissions.
But several legal experts said they believe the Court is likely
to hear the University's case, especially because of the oppos-
ing decisions in cases involving Texas, the University of Geor-
gia and the University of Washington. Appeals court rulings
Hockey forward on those cases have crafted decisions that run the gamut,
Andrew Ebbett, affirming race-based decisions, rejecting them and ignoring
who was this particular question altogether.
scheduled to join "Many legal observers believe there is a good chance the
Michigan next See APPEAL, Page 2
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Coleman begins to fill posts
By Mala Sprow the as the Surgeon-in-Chief of University Hospitals and as a
Daily News Editor Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery, a title
held by the department's chairman.
In her first official communication with the University com- As the interim EVPMA, Greenfield will oversee all admin-
munity, President Mary Sue Coleman nominated surgery Prof. istrative decisions made in the University Health System,
Lazar Greenfield to temporarily fill the position of Executive including the Medical School.
Vice President for Medical Affairs, which became vacant Aug. Several Medical School faculty and staff members
1 when Gil Omenn stepped down from the position to pursue expressed their surprise and satisfaction with the nomination,
his goals as a researcher. saying that Greenfield is known as a distinguished surgeon
"Dr. Greenfield is an outstanding academic physician, who will work well with the new president.
scholar and administrator," Coleman wrote in the e-mail, sent "I think it's a fine choice ... it will make a fine tradition,"
yesterday. "I thank Dr. Greenfield for his willingness to Omenn said, adding that he has already talked with Greenfield
assume this important role, and I look forward to working with about the position's challenges and necessities. "I told him that
him on behalf of the University and the Health System." most of all, he should be bold about getting things done in the
Greenfield has been at the University since 1987, serving See GREENFIELD, Page 2
n - RC StudentsGraham Atkin and John
Paul Dutka (left) try to accomplish the
first mission of the new RC Student
Republic: Getting in. The Student
Republic will lead the RC until Director
x N Thomas Weisskopf (top) retuns from
PHOTO ILL USTRAT ION BY TONY DING/Daily a year-long sabbatical next Monday.
RESIDENT_1AL RE VOLT
Students temporarily ga/in RC directorskhi
By Maria Sprow Charlie Bright left the country and well as the Residential College Stu-
Daily News Editor Tom Weisskopf, the school's former dent Life Committee, to assume the
director who will hold the position position on behalf of the students.
Transitions between leaders don't again come next Monday, has not yet Atkin accepted. Joined by several
always go smoothly, especially when returned from his year sabbatical. other RC students, Atkin has already
one leaves two weeks before the other Several RC students are taking formed a student government as a way
arrives. advantage of the situation by tem- of maintaining the momentum of the
The time gap in which an institu- porarily taking over the school's direc- Student Republic once Weisskopf
tion is left without leadership can torship and starting the RC Student returns.
leave holes for a new, expected leader- Republic - at the suggestion of "The director of the RC has never
ship to take over and lead a revolution. Bright and RC Prof. Martin Walsh. been a dictator, he's always been
Just ask students in the Residential Walsh and Bright asked RC senior somebody who is coordinating very
College, which is currently without an Graham Atkin, who has been active in individualistic types," Walsh said
official director. Interim director the RC Players theater-drama group as See STUDENTS, Page 2