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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 6, 1988 -

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recruiters

seek

future

engineers

BY NOELLE SHADWICK
Engineering students had a chance
to schedule interviews and apply for
internships yesterday at an Engineer-
ing Career Fair on North Campus
sponsored by the Society of Women
Engineers and Tau Beta Pi.
Fifty-five companies were repre-
sented at the fourth engineering fair
which attempts to bring students and
companies together in a fairly infor-
mal setting.
"You just walk around and give
people your resumds," engineering
junior Priscilla Collins said.
The companies are always looking
for students from the University said
Kelli Pahl, chair of the fair's
organizing committee. "U-M stu-
dents fit in extremely well [with our
company]," said Amoco representa-
tive Steven Holdaway
"We're getting bigger each year,"
Pahl said. Last year 42 companies
were represented compared to 55 this
year. Each company pays $100 to at-
tend the fair.
Companies look for someone who
has a dynamic personality which says
"I'm the person you want," said
Holdaway. He added that Amoco was
very interested in top quality minori-
ties.
Recruiters offered different opin-
ions on the importance of grades.
Smiths Industries' rePresentative
James Moore said GPAs were the

first factor he looked at. Yet, Jeff
Dauber, a University graduate who it
now with National Semiconductors,
said grades don't always translate into
the business world. "If it's a question
between a 3.7 and a 3.8, give youri
self a 3.7, and have a good time."
Recruiters also varied on the kind
of curriculum students should take.
Holdaway said students who wish to
move into management positions
need to understand other disciplines
More noted the need for specialized
students who did not need much
training. The Saturn Corporation, a
division of General Motors, reported
that out of 31 students hired last
summer, 80 percent were business
majors and 20 percent were engineer-
ing majors.
Several former University students
now recruiting for their companies
said the fair had helped them get their
first summer internships and jobs.
Senior Mike Ger, who will work
full-time with Saturn Corporation,
when he graduates, said the fair is a
great way to find prospective em-
ployees who don't have the benefit of
personal connections within the
company.
"A lot of people are going to get
jobs just from this fair," Dauber said.
Both students and recruiters
seemed pleased with the turnout at
the fair.

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Pro-lifer makes war
Atlanta police drag an anti-abortion protester from the Atlanta SurgiCenter abortion clinic in
Speaker recounts local
Black doctors' history

AAssociated Press
downtown Atlanta on Tuesday.

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bY ANNA SCHLOSSBERG
A Black man, Dr. Raymond Scruggs, was on the
board of Children's Hospital in Detroit in the 1940s
and 50s. When he brought his daughter to the emer-
gency room one night, however, a white nurse refused
t' admit her, Norman McRae told an audience at the
UJniversity Medical Center yesterday.
IMcRae, director of fine arts and social studies for the
Detroit public schools, has researched the history of
Black doctors in Detroit. Invited to speak by the Uni-
Versity's Black Medical Association, he urged the audi-
once of 50, most of whom were Black medical stu-
dents, to "remember that you didn't get here by your-
selves, so give something back."
"You have a double whammy if you're a Black
physician," McRae said. "Not only must you practice
your profession, but you have to be a leader in your
community."
, McRae traced the history of Detroit's Black physi-

cians, beginning with Joseph Ferguson, the first Black
doctor in Detroit, who was also a leader of the Under-
ground Railroad. Since then, many other physicians
have been "revered by the Detroit Black community,"
McRae said.
"The Civil Rights struggle was never won," he
continued. "Every generation has to mobilize itself and
keep the battle going."
"It's important that he came, because a lot of
younger people don't learn about the struggles that
paved the way for us," James Ivey, a second-year medi-
cal student said. "Hearing someone talk about it helps
us to appreciate the sacrifices that were made. I think
we will leave with more of a sense of community."
The Black Medical Association is sponsoring a se-
ries of lectures this year, a Health Screening Day at
Ann Arbor's housing projects, and a three-day sympo-
sium this spring on health care in the United States,
South Africa, and Central America.

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POLICE
Unarmed Robbery
Two juveniles took two rings
'from a Westland woman in the park-
ing structure at Fourth and East
William streets and attempted to steal
the woman's car late Tuesday after-
noon, Ann Arbor police said.
But the boys apparently couldn't
get the woman's car started, and left
one of the rings in the car when they
fled the scene, Sgt. Jan Suomala
'said.
Suomala said the youths stole
items valued at about $2,300,
including a ring guard and clothing.
The 26-year-old woman reported

NOTES
she was getting into her car about
5:55 p.m. when the boys pulled her
out of the car and removed an en-
gagement ring and a ring guard from
her finger, Suomala said.
The woman told police she fled
the scene and heard the boys trying to
start her car, Suomala said. He said
the boys took clothing from the car
and fled after they failed to start it.
The woman then returned to her
car where she found her engagement
ring, he said.
The woman described the youths
as about 14 years old, 5-foot-6 inches
tall, and 130 pounds, Suomala said.
By Nathan Smith

Heart
Continued from Page 3
also expect to be able to jog, maybe
run, by early spring," he said.
To date, the procedure has been
performed on 140 patients at seven
medical centers worldwide, including
the University Medical Center. Pa-
tients who have undergone the
atherectomy show a much lower rate
of follow-up treatment compared to
those who have had the balloon an-
gioplasty, Topol said.

KARE N. HAN"DELMAN/Daily
Eleanor Smeal, founding president of the Fund for the Feminist Majority and former
president of the National Organization of Women, made Ann Arbor her first stop last night
on a nationwide tour of college campuses in an effort to encourage more women to become

student leaders.
Smeal
Continued from Page 1-
Women must become decision-
makers in positions of power because'
only they will pass legislation con-.

cerning women's issues, she said. Smeal said she witnessed one ex-
"Anything dealing with women planation for men's disinterest in
has always been supported by wo- women's issues - the presence of a
men, and the real champions for our "stag atmosphere" men create when
legislation were almost invariably they gather together. She said she
women" throughout history, she experienced this while campaigning
said. for the Equal Rights Ammendment.

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