The'Michigan Daily-Wednesday, January 26, 1983-Page 3
for minorities, disabled
By TRACEY MILLER
Highlighted by a slide show for em-
ployers who might be interested in
hiring handicapped workers, the ninth
annual Career Conference for
minority and disabled students got off
to a strong start yesterday at the
"Equal to the Task," presented by
theDupont Co., stressed the
capability of disabled employees. "A
handicapped person knows their
limitations, but a non-disabled person
may think he or she can do things that
he may not be able to," said Dupont
IN 1981 Drach headed a Dupont
study of the company's handicapped
and non-handicapped employees. the
survey found that 95 percent of
Dupont's handicapped workers per-
formed equal to or better than the
Sonsored by the University's Career
Planning and Placement Office, more
than 90 major companies are par-
ticipating in the conference which
continues through today.
Last year about 450 students atten-
ded the conference and at least that
many are expected this year, accor-
ding to Denise Bristol, coordinator for
Career Planning and Placement.
THE COMPANIES, including Ford,
Kellogg's and Arby's set up tables in
the League's ballroom, and tried to
attract potential employees with
company literature and visual aids.
Some Michigan companies said
they prefer to recruit students from
state colleges. "Although we recruit
all over the country, we like to con-
centrate on getting people from this
area," said Kellogg's reprsentative
But a representative from a
California laboratory said the firm
hires people from all over the country.
"Our company is located 50 miles out
of San Francisco, but we find that
many students are ready to relocate
after they graduate," said Helen
Lyons of Lawrence Livermore Lab.
THIS YEAR marked the first time
Arby's sent a representative to the
conference. "People that we hire
from this conference will hold
assistant managerial jobs. After
more training, they could progress up
to manager positions in different
locations," said Arby's represen-
tative Michael Ashby.
Students who attended the con-
ference said they came for a number
of different reasons. "People come to
the conference because this will
probably be their only chance to meet
a lot of employers at one time," said
Lisa Pruitt, a senior majoring in
Senior Phil Byrd, a com-
munications major, said he came to
the conference looking for infor-
mation. "Basically, this is the best
way to find out about certain com-
panies and to also find out in the
process if you are interested in that
particular kind of work," he said.
OTHER CAME to the conference
looking ahead to the future. "I'll be
able to meet these representatives
(again) next year when they come,"
said LSA sophomore James Butler.
"I figure by the time I am a senior,
they may remember my face and
be interested in what I have to offer
them as an employee.
The conference, however, is not
restricted to current students.
Christine Hurst, who graduated from
the University in 1981 with a degree in
Industrial and Labor Relations, said
she came to the conference to try and
.find a better job.
"I came to this conference when I
was a senior and was offered two out
of state jobs. I turned them down and
I now regret it. It is simply too hard to
move up at the company I am now
working for," she said.
By LAURIE DELATER
Despite objections by a pro-Israel
student group, the Michigan Student
Assembly voted last night to allocate
$1,000 to the Organization of Arab
Students for a conference on the mid-
east to take place this Friday and
MSA tabled the decision last week af-
ter several assembly members
quesitoned whether Israel would..be
fairly represented at the conference;
ASSEMBLY members charged that a
list of speakers submitted to MSA's
Budget Priorities Committee included
several Israeli representatives but that
most of these people were not listed on
the actual conference agenda.
Steve Belkin, who represented
Students for Israel at the meeting, said
the group was not contacted during -the
planning stages of the 1983 Mideast
Conference. "My question is that if this
(conference) was a mutual concern,
why wasn't there mutual in-
volvement?" he said.
Belkin said after the meeting that
more Israeli input was necessary'to
legitimize the conference.
SEVERAL STUDENTS who were not
affiliated with any organization also
turned out to protest the funds.
Jeff Colman, a public policy graduate
student, said he thought t4e
Organization of Arab Students had'a
right to their opinion but that MSA
should be made aware that the group's
approach to the conference is not at ab-
But conference coordinator Hussein
Jamaleddin, who is president of the
organization of Arab students, said a
variety of Israeli speakers were invited
but that several were unable to attend.
"I invite whoever I think will fit the
See MSA, Page 7
Doily Photo by JON SNOW
Student Mary Torres Berry speaks to Central Intelligence Agency represent-
ative Rick Busch at yesterday's career conference.
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet-in-residence at the University, reads his poetry
today in the Rackham Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m.
Cinema II-Design for Living,7 p.m., Talk of the Town, 8:40 p.m., MLB 3.
Anthropology-Dead Birds and Ax Flight, 7 p.m., MLB 2.
Cinema Guild-The Seventh Seal, 7 & 10:15 p.m., All These Women, 8:45
p.m., Lorch Hall.
Classic Film Theatre-The Girl Can't Help It, 7:30 & 9:15 p.m., Michigan
Hill St.-The Pawnbroker, 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Alternative Action-The Unquiet Death of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg,
8:30 p.m., Rm. 126 East Quad.
Professional Theatre Program-Old Times, by Harold Pinter, 8 p.m.,
Trueblood Arena, Frieze Bldg.
UAC-Laughtrack, featuring Bill Thomas, 9 p.m., U-Club.
Music at Michigan-Greg Yo ung, clarinet recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Psychiatry-Donald Klein, "Anxiety Reconceptualized," 10:30 a.m.-12
p.m., CPH Aud.
Ind. and Opers. Eng.-Basil Whiting, "Quality of Worklife," 4-5 p.m., 311
Afroamerican and African Studies-Alfred Edwards, "The LEAD
Program: An approach to the Minority Business Manpower Problem," 12
p.m., 246 Lorch Hall.
Linguistics-Susumu Nagara, "Japanese Pidgin English in Hawaii:
Semantic Coponential Analysis," 4-6 p.m., 3050 Freize Bldg.
Chemical Eng.-James Wilkes, "Fortran IV Programming
Language-III," 7-9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Russian and East European Studies-Mary McAuley, "The Petrograd
Cheka and Popular Culture," 12 p.m., Commons Rm., Lane Hall.
Chemistry-Chris Cantrell, "A Chemical Amplifier Technique for
Measurement of Atmospheric Peroxy Radicals," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Economics-Hans Ehrbar, "U.S. Military Doctrine: Are All These Bombs
Really Only Designed to Prevent War?" 7p.m., 414 Mason Hall.
Collegiate Inst. for Values & Sci. and Sloan Foundation-Jens Zorn,
"Michigan Physics in Transitions-1935-1965," 7:30 p.m., Rm. 120,. Law
Computing Center-Forrest Hartman, "Intro to MTS File Editor, II-
Intermediate Commands," 3:30-5 p.m., 176 School of Business Ad.
Oral Biology-Geoffrey Walker, "Information Computers and Dental
Schools," 4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Gender Res.-Richard English and Walter Allen, "Beyond Pathology:
Historical and Contemporary Research Themes on American, Black
Families," 4-6 p.m., E. Conf. Rm., Rackham.
Phi Alpha Theta-Prof. Mills Thorton, speaking on the Alabama bus
boycott, 5 p.m., 3609 Haven Hall.
Residential College-Hunter Lovins, speaking on women, energy and
politics, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Anderson Lounge, East Quad.
School of Ed.-Phillip Runkel, Education in the eighties, 6:15 p.m., Rm.
1309 School of Ed.
College of Engineering-Barnard Morais, "The System Engineering
Process," 1:30-4:30 p.m., Carroll Aud., Chrysler Ctr.
Michigan ay Undergraduates-9 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Science Fiction Club-"Stilygai Air Corps," 8:15 p.m., Ground Fl. Conf.
Rm., Michigan Union.
Academic Alcoholics-1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Ann Arbor Jewish Club-7:30 p.m., Conf. Rm. 4, Michigan Union.
Nurse's Christian Fellowship-4-5:30 p.m., 2703 Firstenberg.
Panhellenic Association-Sorority Winter Rush, Open House, 1-3 p.m.,
Anderson Rm., Michigan Union.
Medical Technology Program-Mass Mtg. and laboratory tours, 7-10 p.m.,
main hospital cafeteria, dining room 1.
Weight Watchers-5:30 p.m., 2115 W. Stadium.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, 6-8 p.m., Martial Arts Rm., CCRB.
WCBN-"Radio Free Lawyer," 6 p.m., 88.3 FM.
Student Wood and Crafts Shop-Power Tools Safety, 6-8 p.m., 537 SAB,
Museum of Art-Art Break, Margaret Coudron, "The Nude," 12:10 p.m.
Women Engineers-Interview with Hewlett-Packard, 8:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m., 1047 E. Eng.
Int'l Cntr.-"Getting Organized and Documented for Your Trip to
Europe," 12-1 p.m., Int'l Ctr. Rec. Rm.
SOS Community Crisis Center- Interview for volunteers, call 485-3222.
UAC-Mini-Courses sign, Michigan Union ticket office.
Center for Continuing Education of Women-"Strategies For Finding a
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'U' stalls contract, says GEO
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"They're saying, 'We just don't want to
give (more money) to you.' "
The union is seeking a higher tuition
waiver for graduate student teaching
assistants, who presently are granted
waivers based on the number of hours
"Economically we've been steadily
losing over the past several years,"
said Toni Griffin, a member of the
union's steering committee. She said
pay for teaching assistants has been
eroded because of "small raises, like
everyone else, but (also by) large jum-
ps in tuition."
GRIFFIN SAID that GEO considers
tuition waivers to be a central issue in
the negotiations but that University of-
ficials do not.
"(Teaching assistants) have to pay
tuition to work here, but the University
is saying it's an unrelated issue," she
said. "We say it is a related issue."
Colleen Dolan-Greene, who recently
took over as the' Unviersity's chief
negotiator, refused to discuss charges
that the University is ot willing to come
to an agreement with GEO.
"I don't feel it is productive to
bargain the press," she said, adding only
that "some positive movement has
been made by both sides."
OTHER SPEAKERS maligned the
University for it's "terrible" affir-
mative action record.
"We have proof that the University of
Michigan had no intention and no desire
to further affirmative action," Graves
said. "It is clear that the record on af-
firmative action by the University ...
has been terrible."
Graves based his comments on a
memorandum of understanding signed
by the union and the University in 1976.
In it University officials promised to
administer an affirmative action policy
to increase the number of minority
teaching assistants on campus. Since
then, Graves said, the number of
minorities has decreased steadily.
Hugh Jarvis, president of the
Michigan Federation of Teachers, told
the group the rejection of the proposed
contract last November was a sign of
the union's strength.
Minn. PIRG suit blocked
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Several years ago, MPIRG suc-
cessfully fought logging in the Boun-
dary Waters Canoe Area because 34
members had canoed in the one-million
acre wilderness in Northern Minnesota.
MILLER SAID the current suit
challenging the draft law has a more
direct impact on all students.
Since the BWCA case, Alsop said
federal courts have narrowly defined
when a group can challenge a law. If
some members of a group actually sup-
port what occurred, then groups such
as MPIRG could not claim to represent
Citing that 97.65 percent of all male
students in Minnesota have registered
for the draft, Alsop said MPIRG could
not claim that its 40,000 student mem-
bers would all be harmed by the law. A
large portion were women, he said, who
are not required to register.
IN AN EFFORT to get better com-
pliance with draft registration,
Congress last fall required that studen-
ts who applied for National Direct
Student Loans or work study plans
must sign a statement saying they
complied with selective service laws
before actually getting any money.
Alsop did not set a date for the trial,
but he allowed MPIRG to amend its
Miller said MPIRG would introduce
the three anonymous students as
MPIRG members to become plaintiffs
in the case. The judge's decision "was a
temporary setback at most," he said.
The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union
also planned to enter three anonymous
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