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May 19, 2003
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The Daily pro-
vides a list of
events in Ann
Arbor during the
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'U' to welcome new LSA dean in fall
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LSA, said s
ald was app
term of LSA
Current Interim LSA Dean- the best cat
Terrence McDonald will be an extensive
tenured as dean of LSA on July candidates
1st, 2003 pending approval by schools allov
the Board of Regents. "The fact
Peggy Burns, assistant dean of broad, natio
communications and marketing in dean clearl
he feels that McDon-
pointed to the 5-year
dean because he was
ndidate for the job in
e search that included
from many different
ver the country.
that there was such a
nwide, search for the
y indicates that Ter-
rence McDonald is absolutely
qualified for the job,"
a Because the deans
of all separate col-
leges within the Uni-
versity report to the
McDonald provost, Provost Paul
the search. However, all provost
recommendations require presi-
dential approval, and then confir-
mation by the Regents for an
appointment to take place.
At this point in time, McDon-
ald said he has received
approval from the provost and
President Mary Sue Coleman.
LSA Associate Dean of Plan-
ning and Finance Phil Hanlon
said he feels that McDonald was
chosen for his unique understand-
ing of the LSA.
"I think Terry brings a lot of
strength to the position," Hanlon
said. "(McDonald) strongly values
the undergraduate education. Also,
he has a very keen sense of what the
strengths are of the college of
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action returns in
defended its Big
Ten title this
released a study
tion, which also
found that cer-
have a higher
incidence of the
testify to state
Senate on cuts
By Andrew McCornack
Daily News Editor
With the passage of the state House of Representatives'
revised appropriations bill, a frenzy of debate has ensued on
every level of government as to who will get what out of a
state budget that is stretched all-too-thin.
The issue having moved now to the Senate, University
President Mary Sue Coleman joined leaders of higher educa-
tion in southeastern Michigan to testify on the importance of
adequately funding the state's universities to the Senate
appropriations subcommittee on higher education.
"The irony of our situation is that we are facing increased
demand, yet at the same time our productivity is increasing,
we are being asked to cut back on our expenditures," Cole-
man said. "We must be sure that we do not mortgage the
future economy of our state and the future achievements of
our children because of temporary constraints."
Among the major arguments was the contention that the state's
universities will ultimately turn the state economy around.
"80 percent of EMU's graduates remain in the State of Michi-
gan to live, to work, and to provide a return on the state's invest-
ment in them," Eastern Michigan University President Samuel
Kirkpatrick said. "Our public universities are the key to change in
Michigan and to its new economy. The earnings premium alone
that comes to EMU's graduates is worth $1.5 billion annually and
has the potential of increasing state revenues by $60 million
annually. This requires a sustained investment in human talent."
"EMU's total impact on the Michigan economy of $2.8 bil-
lion for the 2002 fiscal year reflects a return of $30 for each
dollar received from the state," he added.
See BUDGET, Page 2
By Victoria Edwards
and James Kohmenen
Daily Staff Repsres
Between canoeing down the Huron River, look-
ing at rat brains on slides, and partying at the bar,
students who have stayed in Ann Arbor for various
reasons have been making the most of their summer.
With the change in season, many students
are enjoying a break from the cold winter
weather, LSA senior Jeff Lawson said. Law-
son added that he also relaxes by going canoe-
ing down the Huron River.
However, Lawson is not the only student who has
ventured onto the river.
"I went canoeing down the Huron - we went
about a quarter mile down the river then just laid out
in the sun," LSA senior Danielle Hein said.
Still other students prefer to keep dry while stay-
ing outdoors, LSA junior Lindsey Crammond said.
Crammond plays a variation of golf known
as disc golf. She describes it as a form of golf
where a frisbee is used in place of a ball. She
added that this relatively new sport has to be
played on a specific course - she plays at the
Hudson Mills course in Ann Arbor.
A more well known summer sport is kickball, and
See SUMMER, Page 3
Ann Arbor residents played street hockey on Ebel Field on Saturday.
Many students said sports were a way to fight summer boredom.
Veridi~an breaks ground in1 Ypsilanti
Sarah Reaume gain for the state of more than $23.5 versity will allow for continued con-
For the Daily million over 16 years, the office of the tact with Veridian, which usually
governor said in a written statement. employs between 11 to 12 students as
In times of economic difficulty and Veridian is a national security corpo- interns in the Ann Arbor office.
aggressive U.S. foreign policy, a new ration based in Arlington, Virginia "We usually look for electrical engi-
research and development facility in whose clientele includes the Depart- neers, physicists, mathematicians, corn-
Ypsilanti promises 245 new job oppor- ment of Defense, the National Intelli- puter scientists, and computer
tunities advancing defense technology. gence community and agencies that are engineers," said Veridian's Human
It is scheduled to open in the fall of involved in homeland security. Resources representative, Penny Becker.
2004, and is predicted to result in a net Ypsilanti's proximity to the Uni- See VERIDIAN, Page 2
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Survival Flight remembers 20 years
By Victoria Edwards gan Hospital System. It flies in people from around the world to
and Trista Van Tine the University Hospital. It also transports organs from hospital to
Daily Staff Reporters hospital and provides backup for public safety agencies.
"We fly in good weather, bad weather, and average about
At the 20th anniversary celebration of Survival three flights per week," Terry Macon said, a Survival Flight
Flight, which transports critically ill or injured pilot for 26 years. "It is definitely rewarding and nice to see
patients from different locations to the University, a the patients afterward," Survival Flight site manager John
crowd of people gathered to express their apprecia- Campos added.
tion for the program that saved their lives. Pilot Terry Macon said one dramatic memory
Survival Flight is a separate entity of the University of Michi- See FLIGHT, Page 8