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Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, June 7, 1976
Women's gains crave recognition

it' us,. t(ri!! n- c it
Zelda (amson, Associate
Professor at the (enter for the
Study of Iligher Education and
Associate lirectar of the Resi-
dential C'llege, recalls that
during her undergraduate col-
lege career she had only one
woman professor. And to her
dismay, she never reatized that
she had never even seen a wo-
man professor until she had
her first one.
"There are more models than
in the past, but they are still
hard to find," says Gamson.
"Women are overworked be-
cause there are not enough of
us. It is another set of demands
all together to be a model, and
it is particularly a big strain
ot older women - especially
if they are married."
Ann and Jenny's predicament
points up the need for more
female role models on campus.

Sonte support groups do exist,
such as the Office for Women
in the Engineering School
(which is being cut back next
year) and the University Com-
mission for Women. But these
groups cannot replace the real
thing. They cannot replace the
inspiration a woman feels when
she sees a woman professor
who has made it on her own.
In fact, if there were more
women models on campus per-
haps there would be a lesser
need for the counseling such
support groups provide.
One area in which women are
constantly overworked is that
of serving on University com-
mittees. Since so few women
are available, those few often
have to serve on two or three
committees to ensure an ade-
quate representation.
"The black woman is partic-
ularly overburdened," states
Gwendolyn Baker, University
Affirmative Action Officer, "be-
cause there aren't enough of
us. Five years ago, minority
women were much more taken
advantage of, though. They
were overextended on commit-
tees as token blacks and token
women. The committee got two
for the price of one. This ex-
ploitation still goes on, but
there's a greater awareness
that it occurs. And they are
trying to eliminate the prac-
tice."
In addition, women have to
work harder to get into the po-
sitions they are entitled to
have.
"Women have not earned the
right to be mediocre" states
Rhonda Rivera, Assistant Dean
at the Law School. "There is
no such thing as reverse dis-
crimination. Any woman who
has made it deserves to be
there,"
Virginia Nordby, Title IX
Policy Co-ordinator, agrees -
and gives the two newly-ap-
pointed woman law professors
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as examples.
"The time has not come when
women don't have to be over-
qualified. We have to be some-
thing special to get an aver-
age job. For some positions we
have to be superwoman - but
I'm not worried," she adds
smiling, "because we have
them."
Ann Larimore, Geography
Professor and Associate Direc-
tor of the Residential College,
identified another problem
which women must still deal
with, despite the upgrading of
job classifications.
"The file review did not solve
the problem of the undervalu-
ing of women's work. A wo-
man may run an office, do
front line work, design corres-
pondences, be responsible for
all fiscal operations and a bud-
get which may range from
$20,000 to $2 million. But she
will be paid at the level of a
top assistant professor."
While women are indeed fac-
ing a great many pressures,
many of these are a direct re-
sult of the changes for which
they have worked.
Carol LaMantia, Coordinator
of the Office of Admissions and
Counseling at the Residential
College, encountered this prob-
lem when she first assumed her
position. "it took me a while
to be comfortable with respon-
sibility. At first, I had been a
secretary. It was a handicap,
because I wasn't used to mak-
ing decisions.
"You are unsure of your abil-
ities until you've done it for a
while. At first you don't trust
your own judgment, and are of-
ten too inflexible"
Women everywhere are in an
interesting transition perid be-
cause they have no clear role
definition. They are no longer
willing to accept their tradi-
tional roles, yet are also leery
of using the traditional male
role which (until new) has
been the only one available
Somehow they must find a way
to integrate the qualities of
each.
One place in which it is evi-
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this task is the area of wo-
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"Women are afraid to make
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"They are interested in club
sports and non - competitive
things such as karate, which
develops as individual's coor-
dination and muscle tone. Wo-
men are afraid that if money is
shifted into women's scholar-
ships their recruitment will he
like the 'skin trade' in male
sports."
"Women's biggest brake is
the women themselves," states
Vice President for Student Ser-
vices Henry Johnson. "They
don't want to make the same
mistakes which men have
made."
However, women must be
careful not to get into top posi-
tions by compromising them-
selves along the way, and they
must watch out for the "queen
bee syndrome." "This is when
a women makes it into a man's
field," explains Larimore, "and
as a result, downgrades other
woman. She thinks all women
can do it and that they can be
as good as she is."

Frosh orient c .tion
Taking a look at 'U'

(Continued from Page 3)
Alice Lloyd desk clerk Tom
Whitaker, who yesterday wit-
nessed one freshman signing his
first check-the first of many-
said, "In general, things have
been running really smoothly."
It will be some time before
the elevator will run smoothly,
however. Evidently, the only
casualty of orientation group
was an elevator into which 19
people piled (apparently mistak-
ing it for a telephone booth)
and jumped up and down until it
broke.
MEANWHIlE, chicken, stuffed
porkchops and some indescrib-
able entree were piled onto the
plates of unsuspecting fresh-
people. Though some, like Karl,
were pleased with the fare-for
it surpassed his worst expecta-
tions-others allied with Char-
lotte who said, "It's a good
thing they don't serve breakfast,
because m e a ls are really
raunchy. The eggs looked plastic
and the toast was burnt."
Fortunately for Charlotte, she
was not in Mike's orientation
group, or she might have left
the University fearing even
more desperately for her stom-
ach. "It's (the food) actually
pretty good now, cause you guys
are taking out a little more cash
on these meals than you will be
in the fall," said Mike, referring
to the $38.50 students are asked
to shell out for nine samples of
dorm cuisine. "But still, what
you'll get now is not what you
call mom's home cooking.
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extremely masochistic you can
get a second serving (of the hot
meal)," Mark added with a
chuckle. One hundred smiles
erupted, adeptly disguising tine
hundred grim expressions.
"ON THE food I'll be abe t
survive," Karl mused, "but I
don't know about the courses."
Dwijen Misra from Birming-
ham also had his reservations
concerning academics. An hon-
ers student, he has yet to decide
his major . . . but he's in i4
rush. "I refuse to commit my-
self to anything," he said, "I
felt pressured from the minute
I got my orientation card and
they asked me if I was pre-
business, pre-engineering, pre-
med or physical therapy." lie
paused, then added caustically,
"They pressure me here more
than they pressure use at
home."
But fwijen-who says Michi-
gan was his fourth-choice school,
taking a back seat to Princeton,
Haverford and Harvard -- ap-
pears more apprehensive about
being factory-processed than
anything else. "You know the
Pete Seeger song?" he asked
glancing around at his IM
orientation-mates. "You know,
little boxes - that's what I feel
like . . like I'm being pt in
a little box. Just ticky-tacky."
Most new students, however,
are not letting academics get
them down. In fact, since man'
are getting high instead, Ntike
and Sharon took the precaution
of requesting that students ao
partake in dope smoking where
parents might catch wmind of it
"Look," Mike said to a grin-
ning bunch, "if one (parent)
comes to me and says 'What is
my Bobby doing with a Joint is
one hand and a beer isi the
oth'er' it's going to be prettY
hard for me go nay ,'e's doing
the cha-cha,' so keep it o(ilt at
the public (lobby) and keep it on
the halls."
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"Woman must be carefnl no
to 'turd their backs on other
women with the attiude, 'Welt
I made it, so can you."' said
Women's Program Coordinator
Gail Resnik.
"We must make a conscinus
effort to get support systens
states Nordby. "We owe it tn
each other to open doors and
bring other women inti the
mainstream."
Jean Cobb, Development Itt.
ficer at Rackham, fears im
"women will grow complicent "
"We have achieved some
goals but we must continue In
work together. We now need
new goals," she adds.
"Women must take an t a;,
role to change things, ~ ss
Regent Power. "There are '
of ways for women to poti.
pate in molding and pressrii ::g
institutions. Regents are tinli
one aspect. Women nu t
initiative, too."
Tomorrow: A Need for In-
stitutional Change.

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