The Michigan Daily-Thursday, December 3, 1987- 'Page 3
Students, officials ponder effects
By STEVEN TUCH of firms recruiting on campus, been much of an impact." to some, has caused slight panic.
Although surveys show the stock primarily because the firms CPP deal While Carol remains optimistic, "I'm getting rejected left and right,"
market crash last October will not with are interested in students with business school students appeared noted Scott Ziemke, a senior in
affect job prospects of graduating liberal arts degrees. split on the issue. finance.
seniors, University officials and Recruiting for business school "I was initially really worried, but
Dasmite the crash- firms on
students are still uncertain about
future job opportunities.
A Michigan State University poll
said employers plan to hire 3.8
percent more graduates this year,
despite the 508 point tumble the
stock market took October 19.
"I don't think we're going to
know that until winter term," said
Deborah May, Director of Career
Planning and Placement. "We have
not felt an adverse effect."
"We're not seeing it reflected in
the present (recruiting) schedule,"
added Anne Richter., Associate
Director of Employee Relations for
May said the University is not
experiencing a decrease in the number
students has also remained stable,
despite some hiring firms immediate
ties to the stock market and Wall
I still had interviews after the crash,"
said Sabryna Moy, a marketing
'If we find someone really good, we're not going to
turn them away because business is bad.'
- Ernie Hinderliter, Merrill Lynch sales manager
"I would expect (recruiting) to be
minimally affected, if at all," said
Peggy Carol, Director of business
school placement. "I really haven't
seen much of a change. There hasn't
"I haven't had any problem at
all," said Sue Henderson, an
accounting senior. "(The crash)
hasn't affected me at all."
Unfortunately, not all students are
having such luck. The market crash,
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Republican presidential candidate Alexander Haig tries on a pair of
sunglasses at a surprise birthday party hosted by the staff of his
Washington D.C. law office yesterday.
Airlines report fewer delays
Maids in Bost
irked at 'no-i
BOSTON (AP) - Chambermaids
at Boston's luxurious Cooley Plaza
Hotel have been ordered to put aside
their mops and start scrubbing floors
by hand, angering union leaders who
say washing floors on hands and
knees is demeaning. ,
"A maid is a maid, and that's just
what she has to do," said Alan Tre-
main, president of Hotels of
Distinction, which operates the
Cooley Plaza for owner John
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.
He said the hotel maintains its
'The scene of a white
male sitting in his hotel
room reading The Wall
Street Journal while the
Black maid is in t he
bathroom on her hands
and knees - it's just
reputation by being "a hands-on
business, with a lot of attention to
detail. The minute the bags are
carried from the car, they are given to
a bellboy in the lobby. The silver is
polished when it's put on the table."
Cooley's nearly 60 maids are not
exempt, he said, adding he believes
the Boston Hotel and Restaurant
Workers Union Local No. 26 is
protesting the order because contract
negotiations are coming up in
Union President D o m i n i c
Bozzotto said the hotel's maids were
ordered Nov. 10 to turn in their
mops. Signs in the hotel directed the
women, who are paid $7.15 an hour
"There will be no mops used in
the rooms of this hotel until further
notice! Please help yourself to as
many clean rags as you like for hand
"This means that they can only
clean with their hands, and that
means they'll be on their hands and
knees," Bozzotto said. "The hotel,
knows that 99 percent of these maids
are minorities and most of them are
older women. It's just outrageous
that in 1987, we have no cleaning
instruments to do this job.
"The scene of a white male sitting
in his hotel room reading The Wall
Street Journal while the Black maid
is in the bathroom on her hands and
knees - it's just preposterous."
Most of the maids are unwilling
to speak out against the new policy
for fear of losing their jobs, Bozzotto
and lost bagga
WASHINGTON (AP) - The major airlines
reported fewer delays and lost baggage during October,
but one in every five flights still arrived at least 15
minutes late, the government said yesterday.
The Transportation Department guide for air
travelers, using figures supplied by the carriers, for the
second straight month ranked American Airlines with
the fewest flight delays. American had 86.1 percent of
its flights arriving on time.
At the other end of the ranking was Pacific
Southwest Airlines with a 60.3 percent on-time record.
San Francisco had the worst on-time arrival record
among 27 airports during October, with just over half
of its flights arriving on time, followed by Los
Angeles International Airport with a 65.3 percent on-
Two of the nation's busiest airports had the best on-
time performances. Atlanta's Hartsfield International
had 88 percent of its flights on time followed by
Dallas-Fort Worth, where American Airlines has its
largest hub, with 87.6 percent.
In all, 80.3 percent of the more than 400,000 flights
during October arrived on time, the department said. In
September, 77 percent of the flights were on time.
The department's second monthly consumer's guide
on air travel reflected attempts by airlines to improve
their on-time record by changing flight schedules,
lengthening scheduled times in the air, and speeding up
ground operations at hub airports.
The statistics showed that the number of chronically
late flights, those arriving tardy at least 80 percent of
the time, declined from 150 in September to 124 in
October. No flights were late 100 percent of the time
'e during Oct.
in October, while six flights were never on time the
After American Airlines, carriers with the best on-
time record during October were Southwest with 85.2
percent on-time arrivals and Continental with 84.4
percents. The airlines with the worst record after Pacific
Southwest, were America West, 74.9 percent, and
Alaska, 75.2 percent.
Several of the 14 airlines, which are required to
submit monthly reports, showed sizable improvements
in promptness in October. USAir and Northwest, the
two worst carriers in September, increased their on-
time record but still ranked in the bottom half of the
The department reported a drop in mishandled
baggage in October with an average of 6.94 complaints
for every 1,000 passengers, compared with 7.91 the
Northwest Airlines and United Airlines for the
second month led with the highest number of baggage
complaints, while two airlines, Pan American and
Eastern, which ranked high in number of consumer
complaints to the Transportation Department, had the
fewest complaints involving baggage.
Northwest had 10.62 baggage complaints for every
1.000 passengers carried, followed by United at 10.26
complaints. Pan Am reported 2.85 complaints per
1,000 passengers and Eastern 3.91 complaints.,
Officials said, however, that in some cases airlines
have used different criteria when counting baggage
complaints, so a direct comparison among airlines may
not be totally accurate.
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campus said they have not altered
their recruiting plans.
"If we find someone really good,
we're not going to turn them away
because business is bad," said Ernie
Hinderliter, sales manager for Merrill
Lynch in Bloomfield Hills.
"We don't envision making any
change in our recruiting plans," said
Dennis Kimble of the Michigan
National Bank. "We still have to
look at the future. We can't stop our
whole recruiting on what happened
six weeks ago."
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today
A construction worker suffered a
cut on his ear this morning while
working at the building site of the
new Chemical Sciences Building on
N. University and Geddes, according
to Assistant Director of Public
Safety Robert Patrick.
A falling pipe hit the worker on
the head and knocked him
unconscious for a brief period of
time, Patrick said. The man did not
go to the hospital. -Steve Knopper
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On the Democratic side, even a
party supporter like Markus
admitted the six-man field "looked
young, inexperienced and relatively
Donna Winkelman - "Job
Search Strategies for R E E S
Students," Lane HallrCommons
Room. 3 p.m.
Melita Shaum - "How Theories
Apply: The Realpolitik of Gender
Criticism in Wallace Stevens
Studies," Rackham, W e s t
Conference Room. 8 p.m.
Anna Ruhl - "Spiritual Gifts,"
East Quad, room 126. 7 p.m.
Masao Hishimura - "500
Days in the Phillipines: The Cobu
Archaeological Project, Field
Report," Museums Bldg. room
Dr. Larry Brilliant -
"Socially Beneficial Uses o f
Computers" Michigan Union,
Wolverine Room. 7:30 p.m.
"Quartessence" - Music by
Joplin, Bach, Glinka, and others
by soprano, alto, tenor and
baritone saxophone players from
the School of Muisc, Michigan
Union, Pendleton Room. 12:15
"Little Shop of Horrors," -
UAC/ Soph Show, Mendelissohn
Theater. 8 p.m.
Aittinoy Club - Micign
Union, Pond Room. 2 p.m., Ann
Arbor Public Library, 8 p.m.
University of Michigan
Entrepreneurs Club - Mason
Hall, room 2413. 6 p.m.
Newman Club - "Stress
Management," St. Mary's Student
Parish, Lower Chapel. 7 p.m.
Jewish Student Learning
Network - Rabbi Avraham
Jacobovitz will lead a discussion
on "Love, Marriage, and the
Design of the Universe." Michigan
Union, room 2209. 8 p.m.
ISM-RAP - An informal
discussion on how racism, sexism,
and homophobia affect the
individual. 1522 Hill St., ICC Ed.
Center. 7:30 p.m.
University Lutheran Chapel
- 1511 Washtenaw St. Evening
Devotions, 6:15 p.m., Bible Study
on Sacraments, 7 p.m.
Department of Chemistry
Seminar - Reed Shick addresses
"Electrical Birefringence and Its
Application to Ultrafast DNA
Analysis;" Alice Haddy addresses
"NMR Relaxation Studies of the
Mn(JI) Cofactor in Photosynthesis
ATi Synthesis." 1200 Chemistry
Bldg. 4 p.m.
EHB Seminar - Rachael
Smolker, "Social Communication
in Wild Bottlenosed Dolphins,"
Rackham. lecture room.
Now in its third year, the Peer
Information Counseling Program
(PIC) has continued to grow.
PIC is a minority student support
program based within the library.
Staffed by undergraduate students,
it provides research assistance by
appointment and on-demand when