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May 27, 2003
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& FUEL CELLS HIT THE STREETS
UPS, DaimlerChrysler sign
new deal to put zero-
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play after plead-
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tional notions of
Herb David Gui-
tar Store, an
Ann Arbor insti-
tution, is finally
going to start
For the Daily
The University has assembled a
nine-member search advisory com-
mittee to facilitate the search for a
new dean of the Law School.
"The provost hopes to select a new w
dean by the end of June," University.
spokesperson Julie Peterson said.
Jeffrey Lehman, the current dean
of the Law School, is leaving to ber
the president of Cornell University.
According to a written statement
issued by Cornell, Lehman will.
assume the presidency on July 1.
The committee is comprised of
six faculty members, one law stu-
dent, one law school alumnus, and
the dean of another law school.
"The committee has conducted a
comprehensive national search, and
is now in the process of narrowing
that search," Peterson said.
She added that Provost Paul
Courant has asked for two to four r
unranked candidates for the position.E
The provost will then choose CFT to
among the recommended candi- enator Carl Levin speaks about the new Fuel Cell Cars at the National Vehicle
dates, and his choice is then subject uel Emissions Laboratory on Monday, May 19, 2003.
to approval by the Board of
Regents,Petersonsaid.test g effec
"We are hopeful that we will getth
weeks," selection committee member By James Koivunen from testing as practiced," said L
and Law Prof. Phoebe Ellsworth said. Forthe Daily a researcher from the ISR.
She added the list of potential The study, conducted froml
candidates to be recommended, University researchers have concluded that was combined with a follow
which is currently confidential, drug tests given in secondary schools nation- 2002 that produced ident
came from "lots of suggestions wide do not deter student drug use. Researchers focused on studen
from faculty" and "back and forth A study done by the Institute for Social second most commonly tested
checking with faculty and refer- Research revealed that recreational drugs dents behind problem students.
ences until we got it down to a man- such as marijuana are used as often in test- Drug deterrence via drug test
ageable list. ing schools as non-testing schools. that 19 percent of schools practi
See LAW DEAN, Page 2 "It suggests that there really isn't an impact area high schools, such as Pione
Solar car team unveils SpectrUM
By Andrew McCormack
Daily News Editor
Leaders from United Par-
cel Service, DaimlerChrysler
and public officials gathered
to announce the completion
of a deal last Monday that
will put hydrogen-powered
vehicles into service on
delivery routes for UPS in
Chief Operating Officer of
UPS Tom Weidemeyer said
he feels environmental sus-
tainability is directly related
to corporate success.
"We see economic devel-
opment and environmental
protection as sustaining each
other. There's probably no
greater example of that on a
large scale than what we've
all seen less than forty miles
away from here at Lake Erie.
Thirty years ago when I lived
here in Michigan, the lake
was heavily polluted and
pretty much left for dead.
Tourism was basically non-
existent," Weidemeyer said.
"I remember it well - don't
swim and whatever you do,
don't eat the fish. Today,
thanks to the vision of peo-
ple who understand the
benefits of sustainable
development, ... the lake is
dramatically healthier, bears
the moniker of 'Walleyed
Capital of the World,' and
tourism is a multi-million
Weidemeyer also drew
similarities between Lake
Erie and air pollution.
"We're proud to be a
part of another initiative
that could also directly
benefit the economic and
environmental quality of
life for communities here
in southeast Michigan
and ultimately, communi-
ties around the world.
While many are excited
about this step toward large
scale commercial production
of hydrogen fuel cells,
Chrysler Group President
and CEO Dieter Zetsche
reminded the group at the
National Vehicle and Fuel
Emissions Laboratory of the
many problems still facing
"'There are still many sig-
nificant troubles to overcome
to prove the commercial via-
bility of this technology. In
terms of infrastructure, there
is a need to develop a means
to safely transport hydrogen
See HYDROGEN, Page 2
tive, study finds
loyd Johnston, the 81 percent that do not require their students,
even their athletes, to submit to testing.
1998 to 2001, Pioneer's Athletic Director Lorin Cartwright
N-up study in said her department has never considered test-
ical results. ing their athletes. "(Recreational drugs) are a
it athletes, the concern among the general student population."
group of stu- She added, "What we do find is that kids who
participate in athletics are less likely to use
ing is a policy those substances because they are not perform-
ice. Ann Arbor ance-enhancing types of drugs."
eer, are among See DRUGS, Page 8
at the Big Ten
down South Uni-
is assulted and
robbed at knife-
point in mid-
By Adam Rosen
Daily Staff Reporter
Dozens of people braved the cold
to attend to the unveiling of the
University's solar car, SpectrUM,
on May 23 at the Media Union in
SpectrUM, the solar car created
by 120 undergraduates and three
graduates from the Engineering
school as well as 20 Business
school students, will enter the
American Solar Challenge solar car
race in Chicago on July 13.
"Michigan has a history of hav-
ing one of the most innovative solar
car racing programs," Project Man-
ager and alum Josh Harmsen said.
In fact, since 1990 Michigan has
entered the Challenge six times,
winning the race a total of three
times, including last year.
"What you see here today repre-
sents two years of planning," Engi-
neering Dean Stephen Director
said. "This competition has become
increasingly more competitive over
The Challenge starts in Chicago
and ends in Los Angeles, with rac-
ers traveling the entire length of the
race on historic Route 66.
Also, according to a written state-
ment put out by the Engineering
school, "In October, the team hopes
to take SpectrUM to the premiere
solar car event, the World Solar
Challenge in Australia, which runs
1800 miles from Darwin to Ade-
The mechanism behind powering
SpectrUM is not as difficult as
many may think, "the electricity
from our solar panel gets put into a
lithium ion battery pack, which is
similar to a large cell phone battery,
See SOLAR CAR, Page 2
Meters in an alley near Washington Street in downtown
Ann Arbor display art in an urban environment.