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October 23, 1995

regents name Kinnear as vice president for development

ly Josh White
)aily Staff Reporter
Thomas C. Kinnear was approved vice presi-
lent for development Friday, a position he has
ield with interim status since last year.'
The University Board of Regents approved
he promotion at their regular meeting last week.
Kinnear's appointment, which expires Aug.
51, 1997, will keep him at the helm of the
iampaign for Michigan, a five-year plan to
aise $1 billion in funding for the University.
he Campaign began in 1992 and is scheduled
o conclude June 30, 1997.

The new appointment will stretch Kinnear's
two-year interim term an extra year, allowing
him to see the Campaign through to its end.
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor) said
Kinnear has done a commendable job with the
Campaign for Michigan so far.
"Since he became the interim vice president
for development, there have been more than
$265 million in new pledges," Power said at
Friday's regents' meeting. "He has brought to
his task an ingenious skill, energy and passion.
He is on top of it, and I think he is doing a great
job."

Kinnear said he may soon be able to use the
"b-word" to describe the funds, meaning the
Campaign is nearing the $1 billion goal.
"Westill have22months lefttomeetourgoal,
and we are already past $901 million," Kinnear
said.
"At 75 percent of the time set for us to reach
our goal, we are already more than 90 percent of
the way there."
President James J. Duderstadt recommended
the appointment, citing Kinnear's efforts at the
University and his qualifications.
"Dr. Kinnear is widely regarded as one of the

most outstanding professors of marketing in the
country," Duderstadt said. "He has shown his
commitment to the school and to the Cam-
paign for Michigan. I am sure that he will
continue his outstanding efforts in the fu-
ture."
Kinnearhas been at the University since 1975,
when he was a professor in the School of Busi-
ness. He was associate dean of the school from
1986-90 and senior associate dean from 1990-
93. He left the school's administration to take
the interim appointment, but continues to teach
marketing courses.

"Working on the Campaign is fun, and I have
enjoyed it so far," Kinnear said. "I have gotten
to work with many people at the University that
I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. It is
great to work with the alumni and with my staff
of over 100 people."
He said that while the Campaign is ahead of
schedule, he will continue to work past the
original goal of $1 billion.
"Within the next 12 months we should be
seeing the $1 billion mark." Kinnear said. "But
I look forward to bleeding maize and blue until
the end of the Campaign in 1997."

statsearch
for next'U' president

By Amy Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Three weeks of"no comments" and closed meetings came
to an end last Friday when the University Board of Regents
broke its silence to begin the search for the next president.
In an open letter to the University community, supported
unanimously at Friday's meeting, the regents pledged a
commitment to consult faculty, students, staff and alumni
during the search process.
The board asked Provost J. Bernard Machen, Vice Presi-
dent for University Relations Walter Harrison and Univer-
sity Secretary Roberta Palmer to plan a series of public
forums for community input.
The three administrators will meet next week to discuss the
forums, which are planned for the next two months. Harrison
predicted the forums to begin in November, around the time
of the next regents' meeting.
The administrators also will research past presidential
searches at the University and other schools.
"The document invites members of the University to
participate in (the search)," said Harrison, who drafted the
letter. "The whole idea is to let students, faculty, staff and
alumni address the regents directly."
In 1993, the state Supreme Court ruled that the 1988 search
that brought President James .. Duderstadt to the University
had violated the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of
Information Act.
The amount of involvement that the community will have in
this search is still unclear. Some members of the board, how-
ever, have voiced their support for the Open Meetings Act.
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-Ann Arbor) pointed
out that five new regents have joined the board since the last
search.
"The community is going to carry a lot of weight (in this
search)," Newman said. "This is a fact-finding process, and
we need to hear what the community wants.'
In add i on to public forums, the re ims sai dx xh 1 ill

Letter Excerpts
An Open Letter to the University Community:
President James J. Duderstadt's recent announcement
that he intends to step down from the presidency of the
University of Michigan signals the beginning of one of the
most important responsibilities the University community
undertakes: the selection of its next president. As stewards
of the public trust, the Board of Regents approaches this
task with unified resolve to find the best person for this most
important leadership role, a person in the tradition most
recently defined by Harlan Hatcher, Robben Fleming, Harold
Shapiro, and James Duderstadt. We approach this task with
two important principles in mind: clarity and community.
While we are clear that our goal is to find the best
possible president for our great University, we also firmly
believe that we need to consult extensively within the
University community before undertaking the search. ...The
selection of the next president of the University is a shared
responsibility, and we intend to consult with all segments of
the community - faculty, students, staff, and alumni -
before and during the search.
We call upon all of you, therefore, foryour input and
guidance.
.We do want to encourage you all to bring us your ideas
and viewpoints. While the ultimate authority to select the
president is vested in the board of Regents by the
Constitution of the State of Michigan, your involvement will.
be vital to our success and to the future of our great
University.
Sincerely,
The Regents of the University of Michigan
invite letters and otherwritten comments from the University
community.
"We believe that the involvement of the entire University
community is an essential component of the process: envi-
See SEARCH, Page 2A

STEPHANIE GRACE LIM/Daily

Vhat's the frequency, Michael?
lchael Stipe of R.E.M. performs last night at Criser Arena. Gant Lee Buffab opened the show.

Report finds'U rakes in most
federal contract funds in state

From Staff and Wire Reports
The University of Michigan gained
$7 out of every $10 in federal contracts
awarded to Michigan universities in the
past five years, according to a report
published yesterday.
Over that period, Michigan received
$78.5 million in federal contracts, with
$Sl million being divided up between
nine other Michigan universities.a com-
puter analysis by The Detroit News
shows.
Most of the contracts were for re-
search and involved nearly every fed-
eral agency, the News said in its study
of 37.600 federal contracts going to
Michigan corpanies and institutions.
The figures only reflect the Ann Ar-
bot institution's stature as a leading
researcher, University officials said.
"Contractual research is a terrific
teaching tool," said Alan W. Steiss,
director of the University's Division of
Research Development and Adminis-
tration.
"It's unparalle led in terms of giving

exposure to new activities," he said. "It
also affords us the opportunity to get
new equipment that we simply couldn't
afford with just state funds. It gives the
students and faculty a chance to work
with the most current, leading-edge
equipment for research."
Associate Vice President for Univer-
sity Relations Lisa Baker said the sta-
tistics will not likely stir up past ten-
sions between the University and Lan-
sing.
"I don't think it affects the way the
state Legislature views us. If any-
thing it would enhance our reputation
as a national research university,"
Baker said.
Michigan State University came in
second in the federal contract sweep-
stakes, getting $12.2 million in federal
contracts since 1990, the News said.
Wayne State University in Detroit had
$9.7 million in federal contracts.
"All federal support is important to
us," said Percy Pierre, Michigan State
vice president of research and graduate

studies. But he said MSU does not con-
sider private industry competition for
federal contracts.
"If we do a contract, it's because we
have some unique capabilities," he said.
Garrett Heberlein, vice president of
research at Wayne State, said his school
wants more government contracts. He
said such contracts benefit the govern-
ment, the faculty and students who take
part in carrying them out, and the busi-
nesses that make use of the results of
such studies.
"It means that our students not only
get quality education, but that Michi-
gan is a major player in basic research
which can be very important in sup-
porting industry that depends on cur-
rent technology," he said.
Steiss said Michigan, with $388.1
million in grants and $29.9 million in
contracts in 1994, was the nation's top
benefactor among universities. But he
said there is a government trend away
from grants, which often have more
flexibility and looser requirements for

State research funds
The following are Michigan
universities that have received
federal contracts and their
rounded-off contract totals since
1990.
University of Michigan: $78.8 million
Michigan State: $12.2 million
Wayne State: $9.7 million
Michigan Tech: $6 million
Oakland University: $1.8 million
Detroit Mercy: $659,000
Northern Michigan: $500,000
Western Michigan: $418,000
Eastern Michigan: $223,000
Central Michigan: $114,000
fulfilling terms, and toward contracts,
which have specific requirements and
goals.
Baker said that despite the News's
findings, research funding is still in a
precarious position in Washington.
"This doesn't change anything,"
Baker said. "We don't assume anything
in the current environment in Washing-
ton. There are still many dramatic cuts
being made and one can't assume the
dollars will keep coming."

Project SERVE
sends students
into community

By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
Volunteers were drawn "Into the
Streets" Saturday, participating in
Project SERVE's one-day community
service venture.
After listening to motivational
speeches by experienced volunteer lead-
ers, participants spent the afternoon
working on various projects around
southeastern Michigan.
Work sites ranged in size and pur-
pose, from urban improvement in De-
troit neighborhoods to helping the Boys
and Girls Club of Huron Valley set up
its Halloween party.
"We try to get a range of issues," said
co-organizerJulie Lubeck. "People pick
preferences to what issues they want to
work in."
LSA sophomore Christina Grijalva
became involved after Project SERVE
representatives visited her dorm. "It
seemed like agood thing to do, to go out
and help the community, especially in a
big group like this," she said.
Grijalva's group, "Trailblazers," went
to work at an Ann Arbor facility that
assists recovering mental illness patients:
"We're going to clean a kitchen that
hasn't been cleaned in years, with some
of the patients' help," she said.
"People and Their Homes," a group
that spent the day in Detroit's Briggstown
neighborhood, is hoping to build its vol-
unteer base at the University.
"What we're hoping is that if one
neighborhood at a time can be put back

"Even if you
help one person,
itEs more
meaningfu than a
lot of the stuff
that goes on at
school3"
-- Cindy Romer
Engineering senior
the neighborhood.
"We changed from a deteriorating
block to a livable block," she said.
Since her group began, she said crime
in the neighborhood has been reduced by
42 percent. Mcilwayne received service
awards from Presidents Bush and Clinton.
"l think it's a wonderful thing that
you all decided to do this," she told the
assembled volunteers, "because the
whole world needs it."
Margaret Crawford, who helps over-
see the funding of Wayne County's
Head Start programs, spoke about the
importance of helping children.
"There are some agencies and orga-
nizations that understand that volun-
teers are very special people who bring
something to an organization,"
Crawford said.
She warned that social problems that

World leaders gather for U.N. anniversary

From Daily Wire Services
UN ITlE D NATION S - In the largest gathering
of world leaders in history, kings, presidents and
premiers marked the 50th anniversary ofthe United
Nations yesterday by demanding the organization
change so it can fulfill the dreams of its founders.
But differences that long have divided the
world's only truly global organization surfaced as

United States and the four other permanent Secu-
rity Council members - France, Britain, Russia
and China - has created "a new colonialism
within the very United Nations." The Security
Council is the only U.N. body that can pass reso-
lutions binding on all members.
Zambian President Frederick Chiluba said the
Security Council should not serve as a sanctuary

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