The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 27, 1988- Page 5
BY JEFF HASS
The University's chapter of the
NAACP joined a nation-wide ef-
fort to recruit new members last
weekend by participating in a
Using phone lines provided by
the Office of Minority Student
Services, the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People campus chapter took calls
throughout the day, according to
the chapter's president Michael
Nelson, an LSA senior.
The chapter recruited 25 new
members Saturday, said Nelson,
who said that "overall participa-
tion was good."
"We didn't know what to ex-
pect. We had never participated in
such an endeavor before," said1
Nelson, who said the radiothon c
heightened awareness of the
Information is not yet available
on how successful this member-
ship drive was nationally. Lo-
cally, WCBN, WUOM, and
WPZA aired announcements for
LSA sophomore Veronica
Turnley, who chaired the Univer-
sity's radiothon, said the "strong
force" of the NAACP in fighting
for "civil rights not just for mi-
norities but for everyone" is what
motivated her to become a mem-
BY LISA F R O M M Next semes
After a three year lapse in the quality of the Media.
journalism graduate program, the University has made "They (
a move to strengthen the program by hiring Jonathan insight thai
Friendly, a former New York Times reporter and editor. Friendly. "(
Friendly began this fall as the executive editor of the students), b
Master's in Journalism Program, a 30 credit-hour students we
graduate program in the communications department. have them b
"We had a very strong program, but for the last two with real dis
to three years we've had part time fill-ins. This is an ONE Of
opportunity to really bring the program back to its increase th
- original strength and really make it grow," said Marion come with r
Marzolf, associate chair of the communications who direct n
department. that is benef
FRIENDLY was chosen as the best candidate for Friendlys
the job-after a national search, Marzolf said. "He has so far is the1
some outstanding professional experience as well as He said
personable qualities," she said.ned t
Friendly has had 27 years of journalism experience, don't tend t
including 16 years at the New York Times in positions ideas, he sa
including assistant metropolitan editor and suburban BEFOR
and regional editor. worked at th
At the University, Friendly runs a nine credit and Observ
intensive workshop for graduate students, supervises of the Home
interns (students must work for at least one term in a Previou
newsroom), represents the University and the Journalism
communications department at professional press appointment
meetings, and handles applications to the program. Program.
ter he will teach a class on Ethics and the
graduate students) can get a journalism
t no other place can give them," said
Ours is a much smaller program (25-30
but size isn't the issue... the issue is the
attract, the discipline we can give them, to
e able to go out and report competently and
stinction," he said.
F Friendly's goals for the program is to
e interaction with professionals. "It can.
meetings and training sessions with people
newspapers, radio, and television in a way
icial to news organizations," he said.
says his favorite part about the University
people, both students and faculty.
he likes "the life of ideas... Newspapers
o write about thinking. I like the world of
E WORKING at the Times, Friendly
he Minneapolis Tribune and Raleigh News
er. Friendly also was the managing editor
News in New Brunswick, N.J.
sly, Charles Eisendrath headed the
Masters program until his recent
t as the Director of the Journalism Fellows
caller during NA
first such effort oc
national level and
plained that it was
hance public awarer
chapter, with a1
membership of ab
been active in a vari
promote minority re
retention. Nelson sl
ings with Universit'
efforts by his grou
dents speak with sta
Veronica Turnley, an LSA junior, talks to
ACP telethon to recruit new members
drive was the to foster better academic careers."
curring at the The NAACP, established in
I Nelson ex- 1909, is this nation's oldest and
meant to en- largest civil rights organization
ness of the or- said Nelson, who is also a mem-
ued presence ber of its national board of direc-
tors. Nationally, the group has
y's NAACP about half a million members.
pre-radiothon Nelson described the NAACP's
out 120, has basic role as that of a "watchdog"
ety of ways to for minority civil rights.
cruitment and Turnley said students not
poke of meet- reached on Saturday can join at the
y officials and chapter's next general membership
p to "let stu- meeting on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1
aff and faculty p.m.
A 19-year-old Ann Arbor man was
arrested Friday after he allegedly stole
a Walkman radio from a Plymouth
youth near the corner of State Street
and North University Avenue, Ann
Arbor police said.
Sgt. Jan Suomala said the victim
was not injured in the unarmed
robbery, which ocurred shortly after 6
Ann Arbor police said they are
investigating two campus-area
burglaries reported over the weekend.
A radio and television, valued at
less than $300, were reportedly
stolen from a home Sunday in the
1300 block of Geddes Road, Suomala
said. He said thieves gained entry to
the home by removing a screen
window. - by Nathan Smith
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neighbors are concerned about,"
Dansville resident Ray Belgarde said.
I didn't realize all I was going to
hear was politicians and salesmen."
"It's kinda funny. The DOE makes
the rules before the hearing, we (the
opposition) abide by them, and from
the beginning they plainly disregard
them,"local Anita Monical-Hoopes
Among the supporters was Uni-
versity Vice President of Energy Re-
search Linda Wilson.
"SSC will have a powerful effect
on the scientific and educational
community here in the state," she
"Both UM and MSU's graduate
programs will greatly benefit. Where
else in the world will there be a re-
search facility like SSC within an
hour of two fine universities," she
Other proponents of the SSC site'
in Stockbridge noted that multi-,
national corporations like IBM and
Exxon would very likely use the fa-
cility. The presence of big corpora-
tions - along with the estimated
10,000 new jobs that would be cre-
ated by the SSC construction and
operation - prompted many area
residents to cheer such speakers.
But several members of the newly
formed Citizens Concerned About the
SSC, a local opposition group, argue
that the employment estimates are
"At least five thousand of those
jobs will be strictly construction,"
Chittle said. "Plus about 2,000 will
be for technical skills and trades.
"There's not much in it for us," he
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