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October 01, 1987 - Image 3

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Engineer students
review companies

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 1, 1987- Page 3
' officials cite
public service
to boost image

About 1,000 future engineers
1 passed through the third annual Ca-
reer Fair yesterday at the North
Campus Commons to meet job re-
cruiters from 42 different companies
and learn about their organizations.
The event was sponsored by the
Tau Beta Pi engineering honor soci-
ety and the Society of Women
"We tell them what our compa-
ny's all about, what we offer, and
discuss benefits," said Detroit Edi-
son's recruiter, Deborah Smith.
The companlies, which included
AT&T, McDonnell Douglas,
General Dynamics, and Detroit Edi-
son, sent recruiters to distribute in-
formation, answer student ques-
tions, and some companies even ar-
ranged to set up future interviews
with a few students.
"If the student really stuck out,
we'll give that person extra
consideration when we pre-select our
candidates for interviews," said
Smith. According to Smith, most of
the companies will return to inter-
view students on the campus later in
the year.
After a brief introduction to
Proctor & Gamble, one student said
she was asked to attend a smaller in-

formational session at the Campus
Inn Hotel.
Recruiter Al Kaste of the St.
Louis based Emerson Electric Com-
pany said he invited six students to
visit the plant, saying he had 40
openings for full-time positions.
Other students used the fair to
learn about the different companies.
"Only the big companies came.
They're the ones that can afford to
send recruiters," said Mechanical
Engineering Senior Jim Ratway.
Ratway said he prefers a smaller
company to the giants. "The re-
cruiters are really trying to sell their
companies to the students," added
Ratway. Many of the companies
gave out food, sample products, and
even gimmicks with their company
names imprinted on them.
* "I really would like to be in.
Chicago, maybe Boston, New York,.
or Washington D.C.," said Amy
Munter. Munter, a senior in Indus-
trial Engineering, said she is aiming
towards a career as an engineering
What does it pay to be an engi-
neer in this day and age? Several
students said they expect starting
salaries to range from $26,000 to

University officials are high-
lighting public service programs to
boost public relations with state and
local governments for the first time
since budget cuts forced University
officials to trim these programs in
Although the University n o
longer offers services such as night
real estate courses at satellite loca-
tions across the state, University of-
ficials say the school still has much
to offer state residents.
"I guess I was surprised at the
amount of service activity that is
going on at the institution," said
Vice President for Government Rela-
tions Richard Kennedy. "We have not
kept track of this very well, nor have
we explained it very well."
According to Kennedy, Vice
President for Academic Affairs and
Provost James Duderstadt is currently
compiling a list of service activities
provided by each of the University's
schools and colleges. Duderstadt was
unavailable for comment.
Publicizing a list of existing

programs could improve the Univer-
sity's relationship with state legisla-
tors; Kennedy said.
The public relations push could
even improve the University's bar-
gaining position for next year's state
budget request - a sore spot after
last spring's conflict over in-
state/out-of-state enrollment ratios.
"I think it could help with the
budget allocation," said Sen. Lana
Pollack (D-Ann Arbor). "The Uni-
versity would be well-served if it paid
a little more attention to interfacing
with the rest of the state, including
the legislature."
In addition, the University is
participating in a national effort to
increase public awareness of student
public service. The University's
Board of Regents recently approved a
$1,800 membership fee to maintain
its position in the Campus Compact,
a collaboration of 121 schools and
colleges designed to promote student
public service.
"I think that while it's important
that the state know what our faculty
See 'U', Page 5

issue to go to state court

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON.

(Continued from Page 1)
the football stadium, and the Kerry-
town Farmers' Market. PCC is also
holding a series of "Blitz Days," in
which they have around 40 people
collecting signatures in Ann Arbor.
The next "Blitz Day" is scheduled for
Oct. 10.
Members of Right to L i f e
groups, however, are confident that
if the issue goes to a state-wide bal-
lot, Michigan residents will endorse
a Medicaid abortion ban.
"EVEN people who support
legal abortion don't want to pay for
it... Medicaid abortion gives people
money to kill their babies," said Pat
Rose, a worker for Washtenaw
M County Right to Life. Rose added
that the Right to Life organization
will help people cope with the
problems of dealing with unwanted
Molly Henry, area coordinator for
PCC and president of Students for
Choice, said that cutting Medicaid
funded abortion "strikes poor women.
who need the service the most, while
abortions are still available for those

insured through the state."
Henry added, "If 20 percent of the
women who received Medicaid abor-
tion last year had been forced to carry
the child to term, the Medicaid bud-
get would go up by $24 million in
the first year alone and would in-
crease every year thereafter."
At issue is the underlying ques-
tion - should abortion even be le-
gal. While pro-choice advocates em-
phasize the fact that women should
not be forced to have unwanted ba-
bies, especially in cases of rape, in-
cest, or other mental or health prob-
lems, pro-lifers believe that abortion
is the extermination of a human life
and is no different from murder.
The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court
Roe v. Wade decision legalized
abortion. In 1976 the Hyde Amend-
ment cut federal funds for abortion
unless the woman's life was in dan-
ger and left the decision of funding
abortion up to individual states.
Twenty-one states still use state
Medicaid funds to help pay for abor-

Ypsilanti resident Annetta Green fights a losing battle with the wind for
her umbrella yesterday on East Washington.
S-apir to meet -i


anti-r pe
(Continued from Page 1)
of United Coalition Against Racism,
said sexism and racism are closely
related and should be dealt with
"Rape culture and racism are
linked in our society, so we should
link them in our struggles. We have
to fight it on personal, institutional,
and political levels," Ransby said.
Ann Arbor City Councilmember
Ann Marie Coleman (D-First Ward)
spoke about the city's responsibility
in preventing sexual assault.
"We live in a culture where vio-
lating women is acceptable to many.
It's time to change," she said.
Coleman said the city's creation
of the Citizen's Advisory Commit-


tee On Rape Prevention is an
important step. Also, she said Ann
Arbor's Domestic Violence Act
which calls for the arrest of wife
batterers should be enforced. The act
is one of only a few of its type in
the nation.
SHE added that the Ann Arbor
police should be better informed
about sexual assault, and said the
Ann Arbor Public Schools should
educate students about sexual as-
Diab Bjerius, a University gradu-
ate student and volunteer at SAPAC,
addressed the crowd about society's
tolerance of a rape culture. He said
men need to stop laughing at sexist
See DEMANDS, Page 5 '






What's happening in Ann Arbor today


Yom Kipur




(Kol Nidre)


Campus Cinema
84 Charing Cross Road (David
Jones, 1987) 7:00 p.m. Mich.
A New York bookworm (Anne
Bancroft) looking for some out-of-print
editions writes a letter to a London
bookstore employee (Anthony
Hopkins). Their correspondence leads to
a life long relationship.
Runaway Train (A. Konchalovsky,
1985) 9:10 p.m. Mich.
Jon Voight and Eric Roberts both
earned Oscar nominations for their
performances as escaped convicts stuck
on a runaway train. Based on an Akira
Kurosawa story.
Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)
7:00 and 9:10 p.m. Lorch
Filled with black humor, Yojimbo is
the story of a wandering samurai who
provides his services to both factions in
a small town fued.
Professor Dal Qian-huan-
Department of Chemistry, "Di-region
Theory of Carciinogenic Activity of
Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons". Room
1200, Dow Building, North Campus.
4:00 p.m.
Jack Lousma-Society of Women
Engineers. Former U.S. Astronaut.
1200 EECCS. 6:15 p.m.
Voice of Reason-Mass Meeting.
Anderson D, Michigan Union. 7:30
p.m. Speaker Don Kostyu, of Justice
Pro Se.
LSA .Student Government-Mass
Meeting. Welker Room, Michigan
Union. 6:00 p.m.
U of M Outing Club-Mass
Meeting. Room 2203, Michigan Union
6:30 p.m.
U of M Women's Lacrosse
Club-First practice. Tartan Turf Field.

Coalition for Democracy in
Latin America-Mass Meeting. Pond
Room, Michigan Union. 8:00 p.m.
The Society of Women
Engineers-Pre-interviews. Arthur
Andersen Co. Room 1013 Dow, North
Campus. 5:00.! Chevron. Room 1500
EECS. 4:00 p.m.
Career Programs-Applying to
Medical School, Defining a Career
Objective. Career Planning and
Placement. 4:10 p.m.
Computing Center Courses-
School of Education Building.
Registration required, call 763-7630.
U of M Hockey-The Blue and White
Game. Yost Ice Arena. 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology-Brown
Bag. The Homol'ovi Research Project:
Archaeological Investigations Near
Scenic Winslow, Arizona.Room 2009,
Museums Building. 12:00 p.m.
Committee for Experiential
Education-Experiential Education
Fair. Displays/exhibits from various
campus internship programs/field
opportunities. Anderson Room,
Michigan Union. 3:00 p.m.
Michigan Union Arts and
Programs-Opening concert of the Arts
at Mid Day Series. Percussion concert.
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.
12:15 p.m.
Send announcements of up-
coming events to "The List," c/o
The Michigan Daily, 420
Maynard St.. Ann Arbor, Mich.,
48109. Include all pertinent in-
formation and a contact phone
number. We must receive an-
nouncements for Fri4ay and
. Sunday events at least two weeks
before the event,and announ-
cements for weekday events
must be received at least two

Michigan Union Ballroom
Friends Meeting House
1420 Hill St.



AM E R 1 C
book & supply
341 East Liberty
(at Division Street)
Ann Arbor, MI

Monday, September 28
thru Friday, October 2,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Stop by and see a
to select from a com-
plete line of gold rings.
A $20.00 deposit is required.

A' S C 0 L L E G E,,

-- I

The Undergraduate Philosophy Club and UAC present

Gary Hart



October 4
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