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- British transport planes flew into
Bosnia and Croatia yesterday with sev-
eral dozen soldiers, including two U.S.
intelligence analysts, to launch the de-
ployment of 60,000 NATO ground
troops assigned to keep the peace in
"People are definitely getting pumped
up to get down here to do the job they
were trained to do," Sgt. Matthew
Chipman, ofBeardstown, Ill., said after
hejumpedfromaC-130 Hercules trans-
port onto the airport tarmac in this snowy
Bosnian capital. "We think that now
that U.S. forces are involved, there'll be
a little pressure for things to happen."
The unobtrusive arrival of the first
few U.S. ground soldiers as part of
NATO's advance force reflected the
discreet manner in which U.S. planners
hope to filter another 700 or so Ameri-
cans into the country over the next 10
days - the down payment on a U.S.
contribution expected to total 20,000
by the time the full NATO force is in
The first troops designated to under-
take the dangerous mission of enforc-
ing an end to the 3-year-old Bosnian
war arrived yesterday afternoon as part
of a logistics team for NATO force
headquarters. Most of the two
planeloads that arrived here, and a 56-
man contingent that arrived at the
Croatian port of Splitwere British spe-
cialists to set up communications for
the thousands of other soldiers headed
for Bosnia and Croatia from bases in
Britain and Germany.
The first plane landed to face a pha-
lanx oftelevision cameras. A half-dozen
British soldiers and one Land Rover
Planes with U.S. soldiers aboard took off from England and Germany bound for
Bosnia yesterday. About 700 Americans are expected to land in the war-torn
country in the next 10 days.
Some of the
most of who
will stay in tt
port city ofS
will move on
emerged after a flight that had begun in
The second, from Brueggen, Ger-
many, arrived about an hour later. The
soldiers disembarked matter-of-factly
and shrugged off reporters' questions
about safety concerns. The job at hand
.S. Army Sgt. Todd Eichman (left) of Kansas City, Mo., is greeted by British
arrant Officer Vic Fergusson on arrival at the Sarajevo airport yesterday.
ichman is in Sarajevo to help set up advance communications for the NATO force
xpected here later in the week. An estimated 60,000 troops are will be deployed
n the region to enforce a U.S.-brokered peace agreement.
y Jodi Cohen
aily Staff Reporter
In their only formal opportunity to
peak to the University Board of Re-
ents about the presidential search,
tudents indicated yesterday a man-
ate for a president who is accessible
nd values diversity.
A plea to seek student input also per-
aded the comments made to the board.
lthough about 50 people attended the
ublic forum, only about 15 spoke. The
orum was moderated by Vice Presi-
ent for Student Affairs Maureen A.
Hartford and Michigan Student Assem-
bly Vice President Sam Goodstein.
"The next president must have a
strong commitment to diversity," said
LSA senior Matthew Robison, citing
he continuation of programs such as
he Michigan Mandate and the Agenda
for Women, which aim to increase the
represetation of minorities and women
in all facets of the campus. "These are
steps in the right direction. I think we
have further to go, however."
Stacia Fejedelem, an LSA senior and
resident of the Residence Halls Asso- Andrew Adams of
ciation, said the next president needs to
be more open to student concerns.
"We would like to see someone who interest is there, a
is visible to the students," she said. "We serve will be will
are looking for someone who is willing and energy necess
to get to know the student population." a large commitme
MSAmemberOlgaSavic madesimi- Wainess said h
lar comments when she said students than 60 written res
should always feel they can approach about what they w
the president. "I would like to see a next president, w
president whose office is open to stu- ward to the regen
dents who have concerns ... to have a Regent Shirle
president who cares what the average Creek), the other
student thinks," she said. dential search c
Regent Nellie Varner(D-Detroit), co- will be continued
chair of the search committee, said she dents and regents
plans to interview presidential candi- tain about the typ
dates about their availability to students. "I am not sur
RC senior Benjamin Novick mirrored advisory committ
the comments of almost all the speakers to be able to deve
when he talked about the importance of tinued input," sh
student input in the search process. has brought a diff
"The only way to promote respect evident from bot;
between students and the president is to input on the presi
have a completely open process of se- MSAmemberJe
lection in which the students partici- senior, said the reg
pate," he said. dent input in the p
MSA President Flint Wainess urged search does not fo
the board to consult students in the "Part of me feel
search process. heart," she said foil
"I can assure you that the student of me feels that w
get input on search
centers on logistics, setting up commu-
nications and getting supplies and men
in line for the year-long assignment,
"If stuff gets unglued and bullets
start flying, we know how to take care
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® Varner: Presidential
search not discussed
By Amy Klein
Daily Statf Reporter
For the second time in four days, the
University Board of Regents met in
closed session yesterday to meet with
legal counsel to discuss material ex-
empt from the Open Meetings Act.
The board convened at noon, less
than three hours before the first presi-
which was designed
to allow faculty
members to voice
The board also
met in closed ses-
sion by telephone
Friday at 3 p.m.
Both meetings were
under section 8(h) Varner
of the Open Meet-
ings Act, which allows public bodies to
convene in private to consider "mate-
rial exempt from discussion or disclo-
sure by state or federal statute." This
includes personnel issues and attorney
Closed sessions must be announced
18 hours in advance.
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit), co-
chair of the presidential search commit-
tee, said neither of the meetings were
scheduled to discuss the search pro-
"They do not have anything to do
with the search," Varner said.
Associate Vice President for Univer-
sity Relations Lisa Baker refused to
disclose the topics covered in the board's
"We can't discuss what happens in
these meetings - they're closed,"
Following the last presidential search
in 1988, the state Supreme Court found
the University guilty of violating the
Open Meetings Act by using sub-quo-
rum groups that met in closed session to
discuss the search and cut the list of
names that originally numbered about
Neither Baker nor Varnerwouldcom-
ment on whether the recent number of
closed meetings will continue during
the search process.
University President James J.
Duderstadt announced in September he
would resign on June 30. 1996. The
regents formed the presidential search
committee at their regular November
the Native American Students' Association offers input to the University Board of Regents yesterday on the search for the next University president.
nd that those that do
ing to invest the time
ary to undertake such
ent," he said.
he has received more
sponses from students
vould like to see in the
hich he plans to for-
y McFee (R-Battle
co-chair of the presi-
ommittee, said there
contact between stu-
s, but she was uncer-
e of interaction.
e if there will be an
ee, but we would like
lop some sort of con-
e said. "Each forum
ferent perspective, but
:h is the desire to give
enna Levinson, an LSA
gents have ignored stu-
past, and she hopes the
llow this precedent.
s they were taking it to
owing the forum. "Part
e were patronized."
offer long list of
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Some shouted their opinions, others were calm and soft-
spoken, but all of the 35 faculty members who spoke at
yesterday's forum on the presidential search made a serious
appeal to the University Board of Regents for increased
communication in the coming months.
More than 350 faculty members crowded into Rackham
Amphitheatre for the forum - one of nine the board has
scheduled to solicit input from various areas of the Univer-
W. James Adams, a professor of economics and member
of the LSA Executive Committee, was among the first to
speak and urged the regents to appoint a faculty advisory
Adams called the Open Meetings Act a piece of "regret-
table legislation." The act forces public bodies to conduct
See FORUM, Page 2
$. DAMIAN CAP/Daily
Law Prof. Kent Syverud speaks out yesterday afternoon at a
forum for faculty to give input on the presidential search.
investigate Microsoft's new on-line service
Issues subpoenas to
Corp. and CompuServe Inc. on-line
services, said Don Baker, a Washing-
ton lawyer representing CompuServe.
A CompuServe spokesman also con-
firmed the investigation.
The Justice Department is
investigating whether Microsoft
disable competitors in a dependent
market raises serious antitrust con-
cerns." Baker said.
Microsoft spokesman Greg Shaw said
charges that the company would delib-
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