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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 12, 1983 - Page 3
First female car plant
head returns to 'U'



A top University faculty committee
will examine how the University exer-
cises its proxy voting rights as a cor-
porate investor by early next year, the
panel's chairman said yesterday.
Finance Prof. Thomas Gies, head of
the Faculty Senate Assembly's finan-
cial affairs subcommittee, said the
voting policy was "clearly going to be
dealt with by the committee."
criticized for voting soley with
management - against shareholder
resolutions - withough evaluating the
individual merits of each issue.
At a Monday meeting of SACUA, the
senate's top committee, English Prof.
Richard Bailey, a committee member,
suggested the group evaluate the policy
because of dissatisfaction among
faculty with the present policy.
University President Harold Shapiro
has acknowledged that the University
is the only institution of higher
education in the country with a substan-
tial investment portfolio that lacks any
mechanism to deal with proxy votes.
Gies said he did not know exactly
when the issue would be brought before
the committee and that he expects
SACUA to provide the panel with a
specific charge.

Doily Photo by DOUG McMAHON

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Barbara Parrish and Dan Harber submerge gymnast Terri Sheppard in a water tank to calculate her body fat level.
Fitness Center helps fight fat

Working on an assembly line. Some
people think of it as the most
dehumanizing job possible. But not
Patricia Carrigan.
Carrigan, who has earned both a
masters degree in educational
psychology and a doctorate in clinical
psychology from the University, has
been manager of General Motor's
Lakewod plant in Atlanta, Ga., since
July 1982. Although she is responsible
for making sure the plant is operating
at maximum efficiency, Carrigan said
her job goes beyond that.
"I MANAGE PEOPLE," said the
auto industry's first and only female
plant manager.
Carrigan is currently on campus as a
participant in the Alumnae Council's
Alumnae-In-Residence program. She
received her University degrees in 1955
and 1963.
To gain acceptance at the Lakewood
plant, Carrigan said she had to over-
come one main obstacle - the belief
that she was hired to fill an affirmative
action quota.
CARRIGAN SAID SHE had to "get in
and show folks" what she was capable
of doing in order to earn their respect.
She also had to dispel the notion that
someone must work their way up
through the company to be an effective
This was not difficult, Carrigan said,
because she has the skills needed to
deal with people. She said she considers
herself a "people-oriented" manager.
"My door is always open to everyone,"
she said.
Carrigan's job, however, has
changed her lifestyle drastically.
Before she became manager of the
Lakewood plant, Carrigan lived in West
Bloomfield with her husband, William
Strickland, a lawyer. She now com-
mutes back to Michigan on weekends.

Good study habits and good grades
often go hand-in-hand with bad eating
habits and too little exercise. For those
living on Doritos and Coke, and growing
out instead of up, the University's Fit-
ness Research Center could remedy the
"Freshmen go through drastic
lifestyle changes," says Linda Curtis,
associate director of the center, which
is located in the basement of the Cen-
tral Campus Recreation Building.
routine of dorm food, late-night mun-

Poet Roger Weingarten, director of the Master of Fine Arts Program at
Vermont College, will read his work from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Rackham West
Conference Room. The reading is sponsored by the English department.
CFT-The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 7:30 p.m.. The Phantom of
Liberty, 9:20 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Hill St. - Dial M for Murder, 7 & 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
U-Club-Laugh Track, Stoney Burke, 8:30 p.m., University Club.
Second Chance-Mariner.
Chemical Eng. - James Wilkes,,"Running Time-Shared Jobs in MTS," 7
p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Chinese Studies - Audrey Donnithorne, "The Chinese Economy Today," 4
p.m., Lane Hall Commons.
Russian & East European Studies - Andy Rosses, "Research on
Macedonia in the Balkans," noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.; "Macedonian
Nationalism in Historical Perspective," 4:10 p.m., Rackham E. Conf. Rm.
German Dept., Program in Comparative Lit. - Peter Boerner, "Amerika,
du hast es besser?" Goethe's Views of America in a Different Light, 8 p.m.,
Rackham W. Conf. Rm.
Linguistic-Vitalij Shevoroshkin, "Present State of Hittite-Luwian
Studies," 4 p.m., 3050 Frieze.
Study of Reproduction & Differentiation - C. Wayne Bardin,
"Mechanisms by Which Androgens & Antiandrogens Regulate Gene Ac-
tivity," 12:10 p.m., 11th floor N. Ingalls Bldg.
Law School - Peter Berger, "Religion and Morality in America:
Specularization & Counter-Secularization, '4p.m., MLB 1.
Nuclear Eng. - Leonard Singer, "Carbon and Graphite-Materials of the
21st Century," 4 p.m., Chrysler Center Aud.
Biological Sciences - James Cheverud, "Quantitative Genetics &
Developmental Constraints on Evolution," 4 p.m., MLB 2.
Chemistry - Analytical seminar, P. J. Elving, "Chemical Analysis: Risk
vs. Safety," 4 p.m., 1400 Chem; Organic seminar, "Meta-Photoaddition of
Olefins to Benzenoid Compounds," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem. .
Ethics & Religion: Campus Chapel; First Presbyterian Church; Univer-
sity Reformed Church-Ernest Campbell, "Twelve Words that Could
Change the World: A Statement on Christian Ethics," 8p.m., Rackham Aud.
Comuting Center-Rick Riolo, "Into the Database Management
Systems," 7p.m., 165 BSAD.
Oral Biology - Seminar, Donald Brown, "A Decade of Health Science
Education Experiments: The Inteflex Program," 4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Statistics - Neville Weber, "Limit Theorems for a Class of Symmetric
Statistics," 4 p.m., 451 Mason.
Women in Communications - Antoinette Martin, Jane Meyer, Janet Rae,
"The Changing Role of Women in the News Media," noon, Journalism
Library, Frieze Bldg
Science Fiction Club -8:15 p.m., League.
Academics Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano CLub.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates-9 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Tae Kwon Do Club -Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Informal worship, 7 p.m.; Bible study, 7:30
p.m.; Choir, 7:30 p.m., S. Forest at Hill..
Reaser's Theatre Guild-8 p.m., Fishbowl.
New Jewish Agenda - Middle East Task Force, 7:30 p.m., 1225 Prospect.
Free University - Women's Lives: The Personal is Political," 4 p.m.,
Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State.
WCBN - "Radio Free Lawyer," discussion of legal issues, 6 p.m., 88.3
Transcendental Meditation Programs - An introduction, 8 p.m., 528 W.
Rec Sports - Nutrition and Fitness Connection Clinic, "Pre & Post Exer-
cise Warm-up & Cool-down," 7:30 p.m., Rm. 2230 & Exercise Rm., CCRB.
Student Wood and Crafts Shop - Power Tools Safety, 6 p.m., 537 SAB.
UM Hospitals' Cardian Rehabilitation Program - "Eating for a Healthy
Heart," 7 p.m., Heart Station Classroom, s-3348, 3rd level of Main Hospital.
CEW - "Step Before the Job Search," a group for women who want to

chies and excessive alcohol is nothing
like the balanced life of home, she said.
Students new to the University find
themselves fighting off unexpected ex-
tra pounds.
Rather than simply helping students
stick to a diet, Curtis said the center
creates a complete exercise and diet
"I dont like to say whether a person
(should be) on a diet or off a diet," she
said. "The emphasis is on the whole
TO GIVE STUDENTS a running start
in their battle against the bulge, the
center offers four - tests to measure
present physical condition and recom-
mends a desirable future level of fit-
ness. Counselors help each patient
decide which of the tests are needed.
A stress performance test, measured
while the patient runs on a treadmill,
evaluates blood pressure, heart rate,
and oxygen intake during intense exer-
cise. A blood "profile" may be done to
test for cardiovascular disease. Lung
function and capacity are measured by
having the patient breathe into a
special machine, which helps coun-
selors at the center recommend exer-
cise limitations.
But Curtis said the most popular test
for students, especially athletes, is the
body composition analysis. Thestest,
which measures how much body fat an
individual is carrying around, is con-
Sup reme
refuses to
Hiss case
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The Supreme court
yesterday refused to help clear the
name of Alger Hiss, whose prosecution
33 years ago symbolized the Cold War
scare over Communist infiltration and
remains, by his own account, "an
unhealed wound in the nation's body
The justices turned away arguments
aimed at reopening Hiss' perjury con-
viction, which held that he lied by
denying he was a spy for the Soviet
HISS, 78, had asked the high court to
allow him to re-examine key evidence
used against him.
His lawyer said he was denied a fair
trail because the government withheld
evidence about the typewriter that
Hiss, a former "boy wonder" at the
State Department, allegedly used to
copy department documents for the
A former State Department official,
Hiss was accused of stealing sensitive
documents in the 1930s and giving them
to a former Communist Party member,
the late Whittaker Chambers, for relay
to the Soviet Union.
THOSE allegations were first made
by Chambers in a 1948 testimony before
the house Un-American Affairs Com-
In a telephone interview, Hiss said
he was "very disappointed" by the
court's refusal to review his case, but

ducted by weighing the patient while he
or she floats in a tank of water. The
more body fat a patient has, the more
buoyant he or she is.
GYMNAST Terri Sheppard said she
has taken the body composition
analysis three times.
"The coach likes us to be between 10
and 12 percent body fat," she said.
"That means you have more muscle
than body fat...(the test) helps you to
set goals and decide to lose weight."
Curtis said the average for 18-25-
year-old women is 23 percent body fat.
AFTER THE TEST results are in,
patients discuss possible diet and
exercise changes with an exercise
physiologist and a registered dietician.
CurtisĀ° says she prefers to recom-
mend foods to avoid rather thanrcreate
a specific diet.
But for those who need a more
determined assault on their eating
habits, Curtis said, a counselor can
devise a calorie input schedule and
calculate a given number of days to
reach an ideal weight. Exercise
suggestions are also part of the
program because "you really have to
exercise to lose weight," she said.
programs which meet the client's par-
ticular interests, time limits, and
abilities. They have developed routines
to be done in dorm rooms or apartmen-
ts and have recommended exercise
classes offered through the center.
Besides helping individual patients,
the center does profiles for groups and
corporations such as the Detroit FBI,
Ann Arbor school teachers, and local
fire departments.
After such a group profile, the
organizations often set up seminars and
workshops through the center to help
their members learn about better
health and nutrition habits.
The center is staffed primarily by
graduate physical education students
and offers discounts to University
students, staff, and faculty members.
The average weight loss program costs
around $45, Curtis said.

...making the factory human
THIS SITUATION has not been easy
for Carrigan and her husband becausd
it keeps them from having the day-to?
day relationship which they desire.
"It's like a heavy date every
weekend," she quipped. "But for nov
it's okay."
The Lakewood plant closed last year
as a result of declining auto sales, cut-
ting Carrigan's staff from 1,650 em-
ployees to 100. It also meant her duties
became more administrative.
But Carrigan said the plant will
reopen early next year. "It's going to be
a big job recalling our workers from all
over the country," she said. "When we
went down, we were making a 1982
model. Now coming back, we'll be
making a 1984 (model) so we'll be
dealing with a new mode. We also want
to get our employees more involved in
the management of the business."
Students will have the opportunity to
meet Carrigan from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today
at a reception at the Alumni Center.

You're Needed
AEI Over the
Ask Peace Corps volunteers why their agriculture degrees or form
backgrounds are needed in developing nations. Ask them how
their knowledge of crops, livestock production, farm mechanics or
beekeeping methods help alleviate hunger, increase personal
income and develop technical sk~ills. They'l ,ell you of the
rewards of seeing direct results of their efforts. They'll tell you
Peace Corps is the toughest job you'll ever love.
WAIT and it will be TOO LATE !
Interview next week for 1984 SPRING
and SUMMER openings Contact the
Placement Office. Fore more info
call 1-226-7928 or 764-9310.









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