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Minority students
consider grad school

The Michigan Daily-Monday, February 8, 1988- Page 5
forum focusses
on S. Africa

Graduate school is a commit-
ment and students should really
like what they're doing, Univer-
sity graduate student Neil Foley
told a group of students Saturday
at a luncheon for minority under-
graduates who are interested in at-
tending graduate school.
Foley, an LSA counselor, and
10 other graduate students spoke
to undergraduate students at the
Rackham Graduate School's
eighth annual luncheon in the
Vandenberg room of the Michigan
The approximately 70 students
who attended the luncheon were
selected because they had a 3.0 or
higher grade point average. The
number of undergraduate students
eligible to be invited has increased
every year.
The luncheon has two pur-
poses: to congratulate students
with high GPA's and to give stu-
dents who may be considering
graduate and professional school a
chance to talk informally with
faculty members, administrators,
staff, and students.
Students had time during and
after the meal to talk with stu-
dents and 20 faculty members
from various departments.

Monica Smith, an LSA
sophomore, said she attended the
luncheon because she was con-
templating the value of a masters
degree. She said she wanted to
meet people in the graduate school
to examine the various programs.
LSA Inteflex sophomore
Danielle Pritchett said she was
"curious to see the other side and
what it's like when you get out of
Students majoring in various
fields came to the luncheon. LSA
sophomore Crystal Young, a
math major, came because she
was hoping to talk to graduate
professors and students about
graduate school programs.
After the luncheon a panel dis-
cussion - led by graduate stu-
dents from various fields including
medicine, philosophy, and politi-
cal science - was held to discuss
requirements for admittance into
graduate school, personal state-
ments, letters of recommendation,
and mentorship. The discussion
also focused on the importance of
research experience.
Robert Sellers, a third-year
graduate student on the panel, told
students what a "day in the life" of
a Rackham graduate student is
like. Speakers stressed for the

Daily Photo by LISA WAX
LSA junior Yuca Hung talks about graduate programs in Psychology
with Prof. William Stebbins Saturday in the Vandenberg room of the
Michigan League. Hung was attending a luncheon sponsored by the
Rackham Graduate School which was held for minorities interested in
graduate and professional schools.

students the differences between
the experiences in graduate and
undergraduate schools.
Foley and other panelists of-
fered to help undergraduates with
the application process, and to ad-
vise students when they get ready

to make plans for graduate school
Rackham Associate Dean
James Jackson and his office
planned the forum. He called the
program, "a celebration to honor
minority undergraduates here at
the University of Michigan."

The Black Medical Association
(BMA) will focus on the disparity in
political status and standard of living
between Blacks and whites in
southern Africa during the third
annual Southern Africa Awareness
Week, which starts today.
BMA secretary and second-year
medical student Marty Ellington said
health issues will be discussed,
through a series of films and lectures,
in the context of South Africa's
apartheid system.
"SINCE (the program) was
initiated from the medical school, we
wanted to deal with health care... but
you can't talk about health care, or
anything else in South Africa,
without discussing apartheid,"
Ellington said.
The disparity in health care in the
region - the infant mortality rate for
Blacks in South Africa is ten times
that for whites - reflects the
political and economic inequality
which exists in the country,
Ellington added.
The films and lectures will deal
with issues in several countries in
southern Africa, including Namibia,
Angola, and Mozambique, but will
focus on South Africa, Ellington
said, because of its status as the
predominant economic and military
power in the region.
ELLINGTON said the week's
activities, planned last fall, have
become especially timely in light of
last week's Michigan Court of
Appeals decision to strike down a
1982 law that required state
universities to divest their financial
holdings in businesses dealing with
South Africa.
The court's ruling "just makes it
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all the more important that people
have an understanding of what's
happening in South Africa,"
Ellington said. Divestment is "the
only honorable thing for the
University to do," he added.
A series of films on topics
including apartheid, Namibia's
struggle for independence, and
colonialism in southern Africa will
be shown from noon to 1:00 p.m.
today through Thursday at the West
Lecture Hall of the Medical Science
II Building. Also, a film on South
African activists Nelson and Winnie
Mandela will be shown at 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow at Trotter House.
SPEAKERS include Lisa
Crooms, research director of the
American Committee on Africa, who
will speak on recent political
developments in southern Africa
Friday at noon at the West Lecture
Hall of the Medical Science II
At 7:30 on Friday, Dr. Collin
McCord of the Mozambique Health
Committee and Dr. Salim Abdul-
Karim of South Africa's National
Medical and Dental Association will
conduct a panel discussion., on
southern African health care at the
University Hospital's Ford
The American Medical Women's
Association, the American Medical
Students' Association, Black Student
Union, the American Medical
Association, and the Free South
Africa Coordinating Committee are
co-sponsoring the events.
Call 764-0557

Low turnout mars health forum

Sparse attendance marred the impact of
Markley Hall's first annual Health and Wellness
Weekend which organizers hoped would advise
students how to cope with the stress of college
Novelist Norma Klein opened the symposium
Friday night by emphasizing the role friends play
in dealing with stress.
The size of the audience picked up later in the
day, but never reached the expectations of the
symposium's organizers, Mike Griffel and Brenda
Dater, residence staff members at Markley.
INDER Soni, an engineering junior who
helped coordinate the event, said few people
attended the symposium - which cost about
$5,000 - because it started too early in the
All the workshops had a lower attendance than
expected, but the small size allowed the
participants to benefit more from the workshops,
City contests
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like the issue to be settled quickly so
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Soni said. He said no one attended the workshops
which started at 10:00 a.m.
"You never start anything like this at 10:00
on a Saturday morning. Nobody's awake," he
Organizers hoped Focus on You would
address today's top health issues, centering
workshops on mental and physical well-being.
IN THE keynote speech, Klein discussed
several mental health issues. Both Klein's
parents were psychoanalysts. Psychoanalysis was
the religion of her family and Sigmund Freud
was their God, she said. All through her
childhood, at any sign of trouble, her parents
rushed her off to see an analyst.
Klein suffered a nervous breakdown at her
father's death. During her hospital stay, she
began to question-male authority figures in her
life. As a result, she said, she achieved mental
independence and started making her own

Friendships are important because sharing
experiences allow one to feel less alone, Klein
said. Because friends talk back, they can act as
"I like friendship because it has the intensity
and romance of sexual love, without that
happening. It can, like marriage, go on forever. It
has no rules," she said.
THROUGHOUT the day, workshops were
held on relationships, dieting, vegetarianism,
massage, drugs and drunk driving, and
In Markley's lounge, a few students watched a
film about AIDS entitled "It's hard to Let AIDS."
The 18-minute film, shown continuously from
10:00 to 12:00, was followed by a question-and-
answer session led by University Public Health
graduate students Patricia Armstrong and Jan
The group provided free condoms and
distributed pamphlets on the subject of safe sex.

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