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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, November 4, 1979-Page 3
Barbershops, enrollment open up

Ilack grads
meet at
annual
reunion
By JULIE BROWN
Last week's homecoming gane may
have brought thousands of University
alumni to campus, but this weekend at-
tracted a special group. Approximately
200 alumni returned to Ann Arbor this
weekend for th'e third annual reunion of
black graduates.
"we have both recent grads and
grads going back to the 30s and 40s,"
said Reginald Armstrong, chairperson
of the reunion. "We go to this institution
and we have just as much right to be
proud of it as someone else."
2 THE 200 graduates registered for the
reunion stayed at the Campus Inn, and
participated in a number of activities,
including a tailgate party before the
Michigan-Wisconsin game, a Saturday
night banquet and a disco party
following the dinner.
Dr. Gwendolyn Baker, who holds
three degrees from the University, and
is currently on leave as a faculty mem-
ber of the School of Education, noted
seyeral changes within the University
ir recent years.
"'The most observable thing is the
n"mber of minority students now in-
velved at the University," she said.
"When I was a freshman, there were
only about 200 black students on cam-
'DR. REGINALD Ernst, a 1950 phar-
macy graduate and a graduate of the
Wayne State University Medical
School, also mentioned the low number
of black students enrolled at the
University when he was here. Current
enrollment of black students is 6.3 per
cent, according to the Fall 1978 Report
to, the Regents on Recruitment,
Enrollment and Retention of Minority
Students..
"Black enrollment is so much higher
now, "Ernst said. "There were only 150
black students when I was here."
t Le Roy Daggs, a 1948 LSA graduate
and a University of Detroit Law School
graduate, said "The changes relative to
black students are tremendous."

Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
DR. MARGARET GRIGSBY (center), 1948 University Medical School graduate chats with '79 and '78 'U' grads Marella
Clark and Victor Marsh at a pre-game tailgate party for visiting black alumni.

TICKETS: Reserved seats $7.50 and 9.00 available at Schoolkid's Records (E. Liberty,
Ann Arbar); Wherehouse Records (2137 W. Stadium. Ann Arbor: 616 W. Crass, Ypsilanti;
6046 S. Cedar, Lansing: 220 M.A C., Eas~t Lansing); Sam's Jams (9 Mile W. of
Woodward, Ferndale); and Dearborn Music (22000 MichiganAve .Dearborn). MAIL
ORDER: Send certified check or money order no;personal checks) and stamped,
self-addressed envelape to LIGHTNING PRODUCTIONS, P.O. BOX 7946. ANN ARBOR,
MI 48104. Tickets available at the Michigan Theater Box Office 4 p.m. day of show.

DAGGS MENTIONED several Ann
Arbor restaurants which often refused
to serve blacks. There was no law for-
bidding blacks from eating there, but
"we had to use devious means to get
in," Daggs said.
"I think it is a tremendous thing for
those who finished at Michigan to come
back and to provide support," he said.
"We should be a part of it, and not look
back to what happened in 1948, but to
what will happen in 1980."
Carol Pearson, a 1953 University
graduate with a B.S. and a medical
degree (1956), noted that she was the
only black woman in her medical school
class, and that there were only 10
women in a class of 207.
"I'VE SEEN change occur through
the years," said Pearson, who has been
a member of the University's Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Athletics sin-
ce 1977. "I think the University has
begun to realize that blacks exist."
Both Pearson and Julian Allen, a 1953
LSA graduate, noted that when they

were students, only one Ann Arbor bar-
bershop would cut black people's hair.
Pearson, an attorney, said he values
the education he received at the
University:
"WHEN I WAS here, I didn't ap-
preciate what I was getting," he said.
"When I got out in the real world, I
realized what a fine institution this is."
"We come from a generation where
the ethic was to get an education, get a
job, and to do well," Pearson added. "I
can't think of anyone I know who has
graduated from this University who
hasn't made a significant con-
tribution."
Saul Green, a 1972 Law School
graduate, is president of the Black
Leadership Committee, a committee of
Michigan alumni that deals with
minority issues.
Green said the committee has been
functioning for three years, and con-
cerned itself with exposing minority
students to the University for the first
See BLACKS, Page 7

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Interested Students and Faculty Invited
PfRBSIN1EAM4RWSDAY

ryNv8, 1979-1-1O2am, 1-4pm
2nd floor MICHIGAN LEAGUE
Unique opportunity to visit with admissions officers and deansfrom
several graduate schools of Business Administration. Informa-
tion on admissions, course requirements, and career opportunities
with M.B.A. degree.
Sponsored by the Pre-Professional Division of Career Planning & Placement y

Union task force recommends
snack bar, shops and lounge

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By LORENZO BENET
Function will take precedence over
tradition as the Michigan Union begins
tQ undergo long-awaited changes.
A shopping mall may be added to the
ground floor, a snack bar may replace
the space now occupied by the Univer-
sity Cellar, and- a student lounge area
may be added to the ground floor in
place of the art gallery if the recom-
mendations in the recently-released
Michigan Union Task Force report are
adopted.
THE REPORT, composed by studen-
ts, faculty, staff and alumni suggested
that the art gallery, 'U' Cellar, the
memorabilia shop, the newsstand, and
the candy and sundry shop be moved to
other locations in the Union. The bar-
bershop would be eliminated.
Total funds for these changes would
amount to $4.6 million, however, the
report says only $750,000 was allocated
to the previously mentioned projects.

The rest of the money would be directed
toward physical rehabilitation projects,
such as improvement in piping, elec-
trical conservation and ventilation.
STUDENTS WILL have to pay $19.00
each year to facilitate these projects.
The shopping mall may feature a post
office, ice cream parlor, coffeehouse,
and flower shop. The shops, currently
located on the first floor, would be
placed in the area now occupied by the
barbershop, the report said.
The Task Force suggested the
development of a snack bar similar to
the former Michigan Union Grill.
Because of its easy accessibility and
the attractive window area, the ground
floor along the north wall was identified
as an ideal location for such an
operation. The 'U' Cellar, which
presently occupies this spot, would be
moved into the space now occupied by
the Union Station.
ALTHOUGH THE exact location for

FILMS
Cinema Guild - Pepe Le Moko, short Eye Dentified Image, 7, 9:05
p.m., Old Arch Aud.
Mediatrics - Camille, 7,9:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Mich. Union.
Cinema 11 - Burn!, 7, 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.

the student lounge has not been
established, the report suggested it be
placed in the area now occupied by the
art gallery. According to the report,
space for the art gallery and arts and
crafts activities should be provided, but
the stress will be on function.
Other Task Force recommendations
included providing a TV viewing area
in the bar, an information service cen-
ter, a copy service, additional music
rooms, and, locker space. It was also
suggested that the billiards room be
subdivided for other games and ac-
tivities, such as pinball and electronic
games. The bowling alley would be
retained.
The report emphasized that all
changes will be designed for handicap-
ped accessibility. Furthermore, the
report said, architects will be selected
according to their sensitivity to the
unique architecture of the building so
that any renovation will enhance rather
than detract from the building's
character.
MANY OF these recommendations
resulted from a student, faculty and
staff survey conducted in March by
Market Opinion Research. The survey,
in essence, recommended that the
Union be changed into a multi-service
activities center - a meeting place
where students, faculty, and staff could
go for recreation and relaxation.
ERIC'S
ACTION
SPORTSWEAR
FORMERLY SECOND SERVE
REC'ONA CW'SEOUTS
Women's DOWN PARKA
was $130 NOW $70
100% WOOL SWEATERS
were $40 NOW $22
Men's & Women's TURTLENECKS
were $17-19 NOW $9.50
SKI JACKETS
were $70-90 NOW $40-50
SKI HATS & MASKS
were $10 NOW $7
CHAMOIS-CLOTH SHIRTS
with inside nylon trim $14.50

15% OFF
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SUN. MON.
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PERFORMANCES
Musical Society - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, 8 p.m., Power Cen-
ter.
Ark - Norman and Nancy Blake, flatpick guitar, mandolin, and
cello accompaniment, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
MEETINGS
Kennedy for president - organizational meeting, 1 p.m., Lawyers
Club Lounge.
Kennedy for president support group - 3:30 p.m., Union Assem-
bly Hall.
Gay discussion group - "Relationship between gay male and
lesbian communities," 6 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Hiking Club - 1:30 p.m., meet at Rackham N.W. entry on E.
Huron.
SPEAKERS.
University Church nf the Nazarene - Avram Aumick - "Jewigh-

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