The admission office reviewed 15,153 applications from students hoping to join the class of í07 and sent acceptance letters to 2,258; it was the first test of the need-blind policy, which requires that admission decisions be made without considering financial need.... Brown and seven other universities filed an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve the University of Michiganís right to consider race as a factor in admissions.... Turnout was lower than usual at this yearís Spring Weekend concert, which was moved to Meehan Auditorium due to rain; the Wallflowers and Lisa Loeb í90 performed.Ö Former president Vartan Gregorian is a member of the jury that will choose a World Trade Center memorial for lower Manhattan.... In July, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, begins a five-year appointment as professor at large.