The Michigan Daily-Monday, October 5, 1987- Page 3
Alumni offer Black
students career advice
By SHEALA DURANT
At last Friday's alumni-student
information exchange, several Black
alumni met with Black students to
encourage interest in higher educa-
The exchange - part of an effort
to expose Black students to positive
role models - allowed students to
question accomplished graduates
about their careers and University
As keynote speaker of the third
Alumni/Student Information Ex-
change Program, Reverend Charles
Adams, of Detroit, reflected on his
days as a student at the University.
Adams, a 1958 graduate, told Black
students not to get distracted from
their main purpose at the University
"YOU A R E in a serious
struggle and we are in that struggle
with you," he said. Adams also
stressed that Black students "must
beat the odds and put academic
The alumni who participated in
the exchange represented such fields
as computer graphics, industrial de-
sign, and microbiology. "Good, vi-
able role models are important for
Black people," said Linda Carter
Atkins, a University alumna and
Ann Arbor Public School teacher
participating in the exchange.
The University's Reunion o f
Black Graduates sponsored the event,
which had students and alumni
wearing name tags and mingling
with career-oriented groups sprinkled
throughout the MLB. Esther Arm-
stead, a member of the graduate re-
union group, said the exchange al-
lowed Black students at the Univer-
sity to interact with Black alumni.
"We have a responsibility not
only to be admitted to the Univer-
sity, but to graduate as well," said
Armstead, who was on the commit-
tee that organized the event.
H O R A C E Rodgers, a 1951
graduate of the University's law
school and former director of the
Alumni Association, said he came
back because he "had an abiding
interest in the University. I feel as
though I owe something. If I can
stimulate some other student, and
particularly a Black student, to get
that same interest - that's what I'm
LSA sophomore Tamika Henry
said she attended the program be-
cause she was interested in finding
information "on how to get in and
stay in law school here at Michi-
Program volunteer and second-
year business student Valencia Roner
said she got a summer job at IBM
through someone she met through
TWO NEW programs for in-
creasing student-alumni interaction
were introduced at Friday's event.
Lola Jones, a counselor at the
Comprehensive Studies Program and
a representative for the Mentoring
Program, was on hand to talk about
the Mentorship Program.
This Program, in its second year,
matches minority undergraduates
with minority alumni in profes-
sional careers. Alumni will work
with students and give them guid-
ance on career choices and
opportunities. Jones said the pro-
ARE A GREAT
WAY TO GET
gram has had a flood of student ap-
The Alumni/Student Exchange
Program is also planning to expand
into a Black Alumni Employment
Network - helping to assure stu-
dents success in their career choice.
Like the Career Planning and Place-'
ment office, the program will assist
in job placement for minority stu-
Daily Photo by GRACE TSAI
The Rev. Charles Adams, of Harvard Divinity School, and Ural Hill, of First Federal of Michigan Bank, talk at
the Alumni/Student Information Exchange last week in the Modern Languages Building.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
The Three Faces of Eve
(N. Johnson, 1957) 7:30 and
9:30 p.m. Nat Sci.
Joanne Woodward won her
Oscar for her performance of a
schitzophrenic with three
Eat The Peach (Peter
Ormrod, 1987) 7:00 p.m. Mich.
The amusing story of two
unemployed, but creative
Irishmen. They spend their time
off building a motorcycle stunt
inspired by Elvis Presley's
The Honeymoon Killers
(Leonard Kastle, 1970) 9:00-p.m.
Based on the true story of a
pair of serial killers with an
unusual technique. Shirley Stoler
poses as a nurse. Accompanied
by her lover (Tony Lo Bianco),
they are attracted to wealthy
Dr. David Linder - Father of
slain U.S. volunteer in
Nicaragua, 8 p.m. Aud. B Angell
- -Visiting Prof. on Religous
Thought, 8 p.m. MLB Aud. 3.
Dr. John Rabolt -
'Structural Studies of Thermo-
and Piezochromism in Poly (Di-
N-Alkyl Silanes), 4 p.m. Rm
1017 Dow Bldg.
Doug Jones - Evolution and
Human Behavibur Program,
"Homicide Rate and Group Size,"
Noon, 1521b Rackham.
Owen Curnow - Inorganic
Seminar, "Synthesis of Novel
Tin-Cobalt Cluster Anions," 4
p.m. Rm 1200.
The Christian Science
Organization - 7:15 p.m. 3rd
floor Michgian League.
Meeting - 7 p.m. Trotter
House, 1443 Washtenaw.
U-M Circle K Club - 7
p.m., Ashubi Lounge, W. Quad.
Canoe Clinic - Pre-
registration, Outdoor Recreational
CP&P Programs - Drafting
your resume and Sharpening your
interviewing skills, both 4 p.m.
at the Office of Career Planning
Performance - Bob Beswick
and Ed Herrmann, 8 p.m.
Storytime Program -
"Stories from Downeast," 7:30
p.m. Ann Arbor Public Library.
.Organ Music Conference -
Recital by Kai Ole Boggild, 4:30
p.m. Blanche Anderson Moore
Hall, School of Music.
Computing Center Courses
- 9 a.m. Mac Basic Skills
(3001 SEB) and Basic Concepts
of Spreadsheeting (4212 SEB); 1
p.m. MTSBasic Skills (3001
SEB), dBASE III Plus, Part 1
(3001 SEB), Creating Online
Surveys (4003CSEB); 7 p.m.
Programmers' Seminars (4003
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DETROIT (AP) - General
Motors Corp., which formed a joint
venture with Toyota Motor Corp. in
1984 to learn the Japanese maker's
superior production methods, has
created a new system of its own
based on the lessons it learned from
"Its basically the Toyota model
with a GM nameplate. Any
differences from the Toyota
production system are around the
edges rather than at the core," said
Harley Shaiken, a labor and
production expert at the University
of California at San Diego.
GM plans to intensify its efforts
next year to introduce the new work
system, which uses teams o f
workers, attempts to produce a
vehicle correctly the first time to
avoid correcting defects at the end of
the production line. It also asks
workers to think more about their
work, solve problems and make
suggestions that improve efficiency
and reduce waste.
Like the Toyota system, the new
system would give workers the
authority to stop the line if they
spot a defect, solve problems and
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