Career forum aids
'U' minority students
By JOHN SINKEVICS
Concern over the academic quality of
incoming students and a report on the
University's new admissions policies'
highlighted yesterday's sparsely atten-
ded Literary College (LSA) faculty
Dean Billy Frye stressed the
'significance of examining admissions
problems at the University, and pointed
to difficulties in specific areas.
"STUDENT QUALITY is in serious
decline with respect to out-of-state
students," said Frye, "and we are
having problems with keeping up our
minority student enrollment, too."
Clifford Sjogren, director of the Ad-
missions Office, agreed that problems
exist, but emphasized that the Univer-
sity it still very selective.
"This University is among the most
selective of all public universities in the
country and we have made a particular
,effort to reach out to minority studen-
tLs," said Sjogren.
PROFESSOR Adon Gordus, chair-
-man of the LSA Admission Commit-
tee, reported that although the quality
of in-state freshpersons measured by
high school class rank and Scholastic
Aptitude Test scores - has been in-
creasing for several years, the quality
of out-of-state students has been on the
decline since 1969.
-In a lengthy report to the faculty,
;Sjogren outlined three programs now
being instituted by the Admissions Of-
fice to attract higher quality out-of-
_ Active recruitment policies
(previously confined to in-state high
school seniors) which would include
sending letters and invitations to highly
qualified out-of-state students and
using of alumni associations around the
country for locating and personally
contacting such students;
* Awarding merit (no financial need)
scholarships for out-of-state students;
* Attempting to curtail escalating
tuition fees for out-of-state students,
thus making the University attractive
to students who might otherwise choose
similarly-priced private schools.
The faculty members seemed
pleased with Sjogren's report, yet
many offered additional suggestions for
bolstering the University's recruitment
One suggestion was to increase the
size of the Merit Scholarships the
University awards from $500 and $1000
to amounts of $1,500 and $2,000, with the
idea that more substantial scholarships
would have greater impact on out-state
high school students deciding what
college to attend.
Another suggestion was to better
publicize departments and facilities
which the University has to offer by
means of informational brochures and
through personal correspondence to
University prospects from members of
Because the faculty meeting failed to
establish a quorum, new business on
the agenda - which included the
discussion of tougher "distinction"
standards for graduating seniors - was
tabled until the next meeting.
By RON GIFFORD
Representatives frorii more than 175
business and industrial firms, gover-
nment agencies, and graduate schools
passed out literature and spoke up their
respective organizations yesterday in
the fifth annual "Minority Graduate
School and Career Conference."
Sponsored by the University's Office
of Career Planning and Placement, the
conference, held in Michigan Union's
ballroom and Pendleton room,
provided minority students the oppor-
tunity to meet informally with
representatives of graduate schools as
well as prospective employers.
"WE TRY TO help our students as
much as possible," said Aaron Sellers,
minority coordinator for the Career
Planning and Placement Office. "We
must do more than provide them with
an education and pat them on the back
when they leave. We must help provide
them with opportunities like these in
order to fully to do our job."
Roland Williams, a recent University
graduate and now a representative of
the Rockwell Corporation, attended the
conference because he "wanted to show
some of the other minority engineers
the opportunities available to them."
He said the conference provided a
good setting for recruiting students.
"THERE ARE not many minority
students graduating from the
Engineering School right now, so we
are trying to get some of the un-
dergrads interested in the company by
offering summer, positions and future
jobs," he said.
"In order to get the quality students,
we try to grab them and hold onto
them," he added.
Sellers said the conference was the
"biggest and best" we've had.
Dean Joan Stark of the University
School of Education has been appointed
to serve on the Advisory Committee on
Accreditation and Institutional
Eligibility, U.S. Office of Education.
Her term begins immediately and ends
June 30, 1981.
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"The student vote has had a strong effect on
Ann Arbor and Washtenow County elections since the
well-organized Students for McGovern effort of 1972
brought out student voters inunorecendented numbers.
"I think it vital that you take part in' elections so that
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producing region in southern Iran.
The long-simmering dissent here,
which has erupted into street violence
sporadically for months, is both
religious and political. Orthodox
Moslems demand a return to
traditional values in this Islamic
society and an end to westernization
and what they say is Western
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political prisoners and an end to mar-
The outgoing government had
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Prof. John Daenzer of the University
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ago, Levin refuted the claim that he
supported the tax increase while on
Council and said he voted against the
increase in 1971.
After extolling the junior high school
audience to do "everything possible" to
re-elect Griffin, Ford held a 20-minute
press conference in which he said, "the
chips are really down" in elections in 30
states around the country today. He
said his party would win six to eight
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Ford said - as Griffin has been
saying all through his campaign - that
the Democratic Congress has added
spending requests to the deficit budgets
of the last few years.
"It's a combination of a presidency
that has failed in fighting inflation and
a Congress, controlled two-to-one by the
Democrats, that has failed to fight in-
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