Monday, July 2, 2007
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Guy Vander Jagt
Alum and U.S. Rep.
DETROIT (AP) - University
alum and former U.S. Rep. Guy
Vander Jagt, who led House Repub-
licans' election strategy for years
and was a confidant of Gerald Ford
before and during his presidency,
died June 29 after a battle with
pancreatic cancer. He was 75.
Vander Jagt, who began his
political career in 1964 as a state
provost and dean
Gilbert Whitaker Jr., who had
served as University provost and
dean of the Ross School of Business,
died on June 21 after years of ill
health. He was 75.
During his time as provost,
Whitaker helped install a new bud-
Alum and Soviet
NEW YORK (AP) - Marshall D.
Shulman, a University alum and
one of the nation's best-known
scholars of Soviet studies and
founding director of the W. Averell
Harriman Institute for Advanced
Study of the Soviet Union at
Columbia University, died June 21.
He was 91.
Shulman was instrumental in
obtaining an $11.5 million endow-
* In a news story (Custom solution
to textbook dilemma) in the June
18 issue of The Michigan Daily
it was incorrectly stated that the
University's Textbook Task force
plans to develop a website which
would allow professors to create
custom textbooks. As of yet, they
are looking to develop an online
marketplace for professors to post
reading lists, and booksellers and
students to buy and sell books.
* In a news story (Congress
questions 'U' about illegal down-
loading on campus) in the June
4 issue of The Michigan Daily it
was incorrectly stated that six of
the 19 universities who received
inquiries from Congress did not
respond. The Daily was unable
to contact six of the universities,
so it is unknown whether they
responded to the inquiry.
senator, served in the U.S. House
from 1966 to 1993. Known for his
oratory skills, he held various lead-
ership posts, including the second-
ranking Republican on the House
Ways and Means Committee.
For 18 years, he was also chair-
man of the National Republican
Congressional Committee, which
helps GOP House candidates
nationwide with fundraising, orga-
nization and strategy.
Ford became president when
Nixon resigned in 1974, but went on
get planning process and worked to
improve academic programs.
He was also a professor of busi-
ness economics at the University,
an expert in the area of manage-
rial economics and he co-wrote the
textbook, "Business Economics:
Principles and Cases."
Whitaker started his teaching
career at Northwestern University
in 1960 as an associate professor
of business economics. In the fol-
lowing years he instructed courses
nent in 1982 from Pamela and W.
Averell Harriman to establish the
institute formerly known as the
Russian Institute. He was the lon-
gest-serving director of the Harri-
man Institute and retired in 1986.
In 1949, he joined the Depart-
ment of State, serving as an infor-
mation officer for the U.S. Mission
to the United Nations in New York
and then as special assistant to
Secretary of State Dean Acheson
between 1950 and 1953.
He later became associate direc-
tor of the Russian Research Center
at Harvard University. During
those years, Shulman was involved
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to lose to Democrat Jimmy Carter
that November. Four years later,
Ronald Reagan tapped Vander Jagt
to deliver the keynote address to
the Republican National Conven-
tion in Detroit.
In 1992, Vander Jagt was defeat-
ed in the Republican primary, a
rare upset of a sitting congressman.
He and other members of the Ways
and Means Committee had come
under heavy criticism after they
were video taped on a taxpayer-
funded trip to Barbados.
and served as dean at the business
schools at Washington University
and Texas Christian University.
Originally from Oklahoma,
Whitaker received a bachelor's
degree in economics from Rice Uni-
versity, as well as both a masters and
a doctorate degree from the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin.
He was a member of the Navy
ROTC and served in the Navy after
his graduation from Rice.
in what would later be called sec-
ond track diplomacy, the conven-
ing of scientists and public figures
in the Soviet Union and the United
States to seek common ground on
issues in the two nations' relation-
ship like the nuclear arms race.
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