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The Michigan Daily-Monday, November 16, 1987- Page 5

Good faculty-student relationships
are essential for a successful
education, but those relationships at
the University have deteriorated in
recent years, said Economics chair
Richard Porter yesterday.
Porter spoke at a forum to help
minority students improve their
dealings with faculty members. The
program was sponsored by the
University's chapter of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People.
STUDENTS need to establish
relationships with friends,
,roommates and faculty in order to
succeed in college, associate director
of the Comprehensive Studies
Program Terry Brown said. Such a
network is as important as it would
be in choosing a major or a career, he
"It is important to build a good
support network, and a student's
relationship with faculty members is
an important link in an inter-
dependent support network of other
friends and roommates."
Porter said, "In small classes,
students used to be able to go to the
professor if any kind of a problem
arose, be it class-related or not.
Universities then turned to a more
specialized structure with counselors,
where the faculty have become less
and less involved."
HE ADDED, "It is not just the
students' problem, but professors
also have a hard time getting to
know students when they have the
now-common large lectures, es-
pecially in introductory type classes.
With the University spending less
money on faculty, students are being
English lecturer Ralph Story said
* relationships between students and
fpculty can be enhanced if the student
knows what to expect from the
professor. He said he does not expect
every student to be genuinely excited
about a class, but he does expect
students to read the class material and
to communicate.

Program encourages
minorities in the media

The number of minorities in
media careers has decreased in recent
years because of a resurgence of
racism in the nation's news-gathering
organizations, Ti-Hua Chang, a
reporter for WJBK-TV in Detroit,
said Saturday.
Chang addressed this issue, as well
as the need for Asian Americans to
pursue journalism, before an audience
of 50 people from both the
University and the metropolitan
Detroit area at an Asian American
Journalists Association (AAJA)
forum in the Michigan Union.
He said the media influences
public perceptions of Asian
Americans and can undo stereotypes.
"If there are not journalists who are
Asian Americans in the newsrooms,
these stereotypes will be
perpetuated," Chang said.
DAVID Sasaki, producer of
WJBK's 11:00 news, said his
perspective on the media differs from
Chang's. He said his role at WJBK is
"not to further the cause of Asian
Americans but rather make sure that
stories about Asian Americans are
fair and accurate." .
Sasaki encouraged members of the
audience to enter journalism because
they want to become reporters and
not to further the cause of Asian
Chauncy Baily, a Detroit News
reporter, said that Sasaki's presence
in a newsroom "as a successful Asian
American makes him a crusader,

whether he wants to be one or not."
Baily recently joined nine other Black
writers in withholding bylines from
their stories. He said the newspaper's
editors were assigning the best
stories to white reporters.
TIAN YEN, a reporter for
WNWO-TV in Toledo, said that if
media professionals "can't dedicate
themselves 100 percent (to their
profession), they shouldn't go into
the field."
Yen said it took her a long time to
fully dedicate herself and that she has
made many mistakes in her career.
She said her current job is demanding
but she added that the rewards, when
they come, are satisfying.
"We're on our way to an equal
type of setting in the news room, but
we've got a long way to go," she
HERMAN Azarcon from the
Detroit News, Manny Crisostomo
from the Detroit Free Press, and
Chong Hwa Pyen from the Ann
Arbor News also spoke.
LSA senior and AAJA member
Euegene Pak, who coordinated the
forum, said, "I feel the need as an
Asian American to get into

journalism because of what I've heard
today. Although I've heard some bac
things about racism and the difficulty
of the job, all the journalists werq
really positive about their careers."
"I feel that because of the barriers
Asians should go into media fields to
help break them down," said LSA
sophomore Cathy Yang.
The forum was sponsored by tho
University's Office of Minority
Student Services, the Asian
American Association, and AAJA
student members.

Daily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Detroit Free Press photographer Manny Crisostome speaks at a con-
ference sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association Satur-
day in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union.
Nominee splits anti-abortionists
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anthony Kennedy's Supreme Court nomination
has split the anti-abortion community, even though he has never ruled on an
abortion case during 12 years on the bench.
One anti-abortion organization offered positive but guarded praise for the
nomination, a second strongly criticized it, and two other groups took no
The abortion question is crucial to these groups and to pro-choice organi-
zations because the court is considered split 4-4 on the issue. The next nom-
inee could tip the balance for years to come.
Pro-choice groups and other women's organizations have taken no posi-
tion yet on Kennedy.
Students demand rights



MONDAY, NOV.16, 8:00 pm
six Classy Members
'A'Playgirl' Centerfold Neiman-Marcus
'A GQ Model Six Class Acts
'Mr. Dallas Texas Leather A Calvin Klein Model
The Italian Stallion Has Guested On The Phil Donahue
The Chippendales' Named One Member Entertainer
Of The Year


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of non-academic conduct in the past.
"It is unacceptable that students be
held accountable under both civil
laws and those of the University,"
said Engineering Professor and Board
Member John Taylor.
THE DECISION to draft a new
statement was prompted by the
October, 1985 incident in which the
administration cordoned off the Diag
to prevent students from protesting
near a live broadcast of NBC's

"Today" show. University officials
justified their action under the
previous policy, which forbade
protesters from disturbing speeches
on campus.
Board members said the previous
policy protected the rights of
speakers but ignored those of
protesters, said CLB Chair Peter
Railton. The new statement reads:
"The rights of protesters must be
guarded as zealously as those of
speakers and artists."

You Will See Productions Such As: New York, New York
And Professional Use Of Nunchakus, Riles,
And Swords In Their Act.


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Presentation for Financial Analyst Position
Wednesday, November 18,1987
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room
7:00 p.m.
Interested students are encouraged to attend and to speak
with representatives of Drexel Burnham Lambert
about the position of Financial Analyst.
Drexel Burnham Lambert
Corporate Finance Department
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