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March 6, 2003

It's Bircher vs. Metzger again in Senate election

The medical school’s Nicholas G. Bircher and Thomas A. Metzger of the mathematics department are going head to head again in a University Senate election.

This time, the professors are running against each other for president of the Senate.

Last spring, they competed for the Senate vice presidency. That election resulted in an unprecedented tie vote. Bircher won the runoff election in September.

Bircher is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Metzger is an associate professor of mathematics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Current President James Cassing is not seeking re-election.

Nominated to succeed Bircher as vice president for next year are Irene H. Frieze, professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies, and Van Beck Hall, an associate professor of history in FAS.

For Senate secretary, incumbent Josephine E. Olson, professor of business administration and economics, is running against Deane L. Root, professor of music in FAS.

Senate officers will serve one-year terms beginning July 1.

Ballots for election to officer positions and to Faculty Assembly will be mailed in early April and will be due during the week of April 21.

—Bruce Steele

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