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m Alterman examines the
t noises coming out of the
admissions office.
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THE

RECORD

DUANE DOLLARS:
IL Andy Oldham won the
T.J. Duane Community
Building Scholarship
See p.3

The Independent Weekly Newspaper at Harvard Law School
i.HLRECORD.ORG              VOLUME  I I 6  NO. I    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2003
Faculty feeling
left out of dear
/selection process

No matter who fills this office next year, it looks like much of the
faculty will have had no say in it.

by MATHEW PARKE
In the search for a new Dean, the
Harvard Law School faculty may be get-
ting left out of the process.
The faculty has tabled further discussion
regarding whether they ought to follow a
faculty resolution requiring them to elect
their own Dean Search Committee. The
resolution was adopted by a four-to-one
vote in 1985, and was used for the first
time in 1989 during the selection process
leading to Dean Clark's appointment. At
that time Prof. Laurence Tribe praised the
process, calling it the first decision-mak-
ing body selected from the HLS faculty
designated to be representative of a broad
spectrum of viewpoints.
Authority to appoint the deans of all
Harvard schools ultimately rests with the
President of the University. Instead of rely-
ing on the faculty committee, President
Lawrence Summers has already selected
an advisory group consisting of nine
Harvard Law School faculty members
(Profs. Charles Fried, Lani Gumier,
Christine Jolls, Louis Kaplow, Randall
Kennedy, Frank Michelman, Martha
Minow, Mark Roe and Laurence Tribe)
and two professors from the Faculty of
Arts and Sciences. Faculty members tell

The RECORD this advisory group was put
together without consulting the faculty as a
whole.
The faculty  subsequently  met in
December to discuss what some viewed as
President Summers' disregard of the 1985
resolution. But in January, the faculty
voted to table the issue rather than take
action. No faculty member contacted by
The RECORD was willing to say how the
vote broke down.
The origins of the 1985 resolution lie
with Dean Vorenberg's appointment of a
committee to study deanship selection.
That committee consisted of Professors
David Shapiro, Lou Sargentich, Todd
Rakoff and Vern Countryman, who acted
as chair. The Countryman Committee pro-
posed that the faculty use a proportional
representation voting system to elect a six-
person committee. The elected committee,
to be known as the Faculty Dean Search
Committee, would then conduct a search
among qualified candidates and make a
final recommendation to the University
President. In their report, the Countryman
committee wrote that involving an elect-
ed committee increases the likelihood that
the voice heard by the central administra-
tion will be one that better reflects all our
Please see DEAN, p. 2

ITS continues battle with e-mail woes
by JONAS BLANK
For Harvard Law students, January is the time for winter term classes (or IL
exams), miserable weather and soon-to-be-broken New Year's resolutions. For
the last two years, it has also been time for massive e-mail problems.
Unfortunately, this year's irrecovable loss of an entire day of mail made last
year's service interruptions look minor.
On Friday, January 24, Information Technology Services Director Jane                                  #
Sulkin sent an e-mail to all HLS users informing them that they had just lost
an entire day of mail, beginning Thursday, January 23 at I a.m. and extending
until Friday at 2:30 a.m. Due to a glitch in Harvard University Information
Services' (UIS) CAMail system - which replaced the aging OpenMail system
that caused last year's trouble -the system deleted every HLS e-mail
account.
It was a costly error but a very common error, Sulkin said of the problem,
which involved a failure of the software to provide adequate data integrity
checking.
While a robust system of data backups ensured that all but the January 23
mail could be restored, many off-campus students are still experiencing prob-
lems. Some can only send mail to other HLS accounts, while still others can-
not connect to the system at all.
We think it's probably something to do with the security settings on the
server side. Sulkin said. One problem ITS faces that typical corporate users
do not is the diversity of e-mail programs and software operating systems used
by students. Because there are so many different software combinations being
used by HLS students, Sulkin said, individual problems are difficult to pin-
point.                                                                                                                                    Darin Sands/RECOR
What is most frustrating for ITS in this situation is that the switch to  Accessing your e-mail on these loathesome machines is likely to be more
Please see E-MAIL, p. 2  difficult than ever these next few weeks.

Inside:

Mellow your muscles:
Angela Wu says that yoga
not only can make you
healthy, but give you per-
spective, too.  See p.6

Burly Biker Boyz:
Anika Simmons looks
past all the macho stuff
to find a fairly decent

Come out of in cold:
Jeff Leven's February
concert offerings that
make braving the weather

Beaujolais truths: He
doesn't like it much, but
Josh Solomon makes
sure you know what's up

See p.9    with the stuff. See p.10

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