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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 1, 1993 - 3

Graduating seniors face
tough economic times

Economic downshift, mounting
low leverage jobs, and stiff competi-
tion are not phrases that give graduat-
ing seniors a good feeling. However,
a report by University economists
suggests that these terms are a reality
seniors will face as they prepare to
launch careers.
The report, based on the Michigan
Quarterly Econometric Model of the
U.S. Economy, and compiled by the
University Research Seminar in Quan-
titative Economics, stated that the eco-
nomic growth rate of the country had
slipped from more than 4 percent in
the second half of 1992 to 1.2 percent
in the first half of 1993.
The authors contributed the slow
x growth pace to a reduction in federal
purchases, and a deceleration in resi-
dential construction.
Job growth in lower-paid service
industries such as restaurant, health
and social service jobs has not
changed. The researchers also noted
"a continuing stream of cutbacks in
high leverage jobs."
None of this is good news for any-
one about to enter the job market.
However Simone Taylor, director of

Career Planning & Placement
(CP&P), is optimistic that students
who search early will succeed.
"I see many opportunities for an
undergraduate that had an active ex-
tracurricular education and who has
done very well in school. I think the
future looks very bright for them,"
she said.
She also reported that on-campus
recruiting actually increased by 17
percent from the 91-92 to the 92-93
academic year. At a time when many
companies are cutting back on re-
cruitment and hiring, Taylor com-
mended the University and the qual-
ity ofits students for bringing so many
companies to campus.
She also warned students not to
depend on jobs falling in their laps,
stressing that work needs to be done
on their part as well.
"Students must realize that on-
campus recruiting is really a small
part of the total job search. Students
need to utilize every resource they can
get their hands on," she said.
Lynn Kotwicki, a setior in the
Business School, is one student that
has taken CP&P's advice. She said
she hopes to go into advertising or
consulting and feels confident about

the interviews she has had so far.
"A lot of people are waiting to look
for jobs in the spring. I think they'll be
hurting because there really aren't
enough jobs out there for everyone,"
she said, while perusing the on-cam-
pus recruitment calendar.
First-time CP&P visitor Kristen
Skytta, an LSA senior who was leaf-
ing through GRE materials, said she
hopes to get a job overseas with her
communication and political science
degree - an idea popular among stu-
dents fearful of the "real" world.
"A few other of my friends are
planning to travel around a bit. None
of them really want to enter the job
market right away. No one is ready to
be thrown into a job for the rest of
their lives," Skytta said.
"I don't really think that anyone
realizes we're getting old."
Yet the report indicates the situa-
tion may brighten, as economic fore-
casts could improve in the upcoming
months if low interest rates continue
and the deficit is reduced. The already
busy CP&P office will brace itself for
its busiest time of the year - October
through March - when many stu-
dents realize graduation looms ahead,
slow job growth rate or not.

72%;771,approve the plan
doubt the government can manage the
;70% program at a r aabe s
:.: . believe the program will not make
60% college more accessible to students
prefer the money be spent elsewhere in
x:55% L higher education
prefer increasing need-based aid
60% (Pel grants)
prefer increasing financial aid in genera
want to hold down tuition increases
suggest targeting funds to
11% underrepresented minorities
favor retaining the GSL program
';iprefer direct lending
believe a direct government lending
26% program would save taxpayer dollars
favor the department of education as
12% the administrator of student loans
57% orgnizations would be more effective
A survey of approximately 2,500 higher education administrators showed most support President Clinton's national service
plan for students.

Medicaid ban
costly, study says
DETROIT (AP) -Michigan's ban on Medicaid-funded
abortions has cost seven times more in birth-related ex-
penses than abortions would have, according to a study by
researchers at two universities released yesterday.
While the number of abortions dropped 23 percent
annually since the ban took effect following a vote in
November 1988, the number of births has risen 8 percent,
-according to the studies.
State officials said voters knew there would be more
births and costs associated with banning Medicaid-paid
fo Before the vote, the state paid about $6 million per year
for roughly 18,000 Medicaid abortions.
Researchers from Wayne State University and the Uni-
versity of Michigan estimate that 2,120 of the 5,800 births
in 1991 were to poor women on Medicaid who otherwise
would have had abortions.
To support this group of children in 1991 alone, the
researchers estimate it cost between $51 million and $139
million in prenatal care, child birth expenses and welfare.
Most of the cost would be borne by the state, with the rest
coming from the federal government.
"The (study's) implication is that legislation that re-
~stricts abortion will have ... a terribly disruptive influence
on people's lives," said Elizabeth Gleicher, a coauthor of
the study and a Detroit lawyer who led an unsuccessful
r legal challenge to the Medicaid abortion ban.
"It will result in children living in poverty, and it has an
equally devastating impact on society."
Dr. Mark Evans, vice chief of the Obstetrics and Gyne-
cology Department at Wayne State's School of Medicine
and the leader of the research team, said no outside funding
was used for the study.
"There was an obvious need for the facts to be known,,,
.he said, adding the people who conducted the study were
"The taxpayers were never told the cost of this political
decision. Had they had accurate information, public opin-
* ion on this issue might be different."


Rap session serves
to inspire Black
male undergrads

University faculty members served
as an inspiration to Black undergradu-
ate men last night as they affirmed the
potential for success on campus and
in today's society.
"I'm here for you all," said Associ-
ate Dean for Student Affairs Richard
Carter to a small group at arap session
in West Quad for undergraduate Black
Alpha Phi Alpha, a Black frater-
nity, sponsored the session. In addi-
tion to Carter, Michael White, an em-
ployee in the financial aid office and
LaReese Collins, a staff member in
the counseling services, spoke to the
group of about 20.
"The ultimate goal of all of this is
that if we can do anything to help
some young African American men
stay here and graduate, then so be it,"
said fifth-year LSA student Anthony
Gilliam, one of thecoordinators.
After the rap session, which was
closed to the Daily, Collins said that
"this is a very competitive environ-
ment and for all people here you have
to develop a plan of action to be able
to get through the University.
"All people have a need to come
together as individuals and also to use
the resources of the University to en-

able them to be successful," he added.
Carter said that "a lot of students,
Black men, come from majority envi-
ronments and suddenly they find them-
selves in an environment where they
are not the majority.
"As all young men, regardless of
what color you are, you need people
to talk to you, to mentor you, to help
you understand where you are in place
and time," he said.
Frederick Smith, a first-year LSA
student from San Diego, was heart-
ened by the rap session. He said, "It
just really inspired me by the way they
were talking and with their wisdom to
really strive to succeed. I pay too
much money to come here and not do
well ."
Senior LSA student Colbert Boyd,
who also serves as Alpha Phi Alpha
treasurer, said the he thought the meet-
ing was very important for Black men.
"It lets the younger men meet a lot of
these administrators that can help them
get through this university."
Boyd said the speakers viewpoints
were very important. "It lets you know
that there are older men that came
from where you are and you see where
they have gotten," he said. "It gives
you that sense of hope and lets you
know that you aren't in this Univer-
sity or in this struggle for nothing.'

Despite the chilly weather yesterday, students took the time to sit and study before class ouside of
the Bell Tower.




Q Book Reslease Party, for Rob-
ert Chrisman, author of Minor
Casualties and publisher of The
Black Scholar, Shaman Drum
Bookshop, 7 p.m.
Q Chinese Christian Fellowship,
meeting, Dana Building, 1040,
7:30 p.m.
Q Korean Campus Crusade for
Christ, fellowship meeting,
Campus Chapel, 1236
Washtenaw Ct., 8 p.m.
U Michigan Conservative Con-
ference, sponsored by the Col-
lege Republicans, Michigan
League, Henderson Room, 7
U Moral Disagreement and
Moral Relativism, speaker:
Nicholas Sturgeon, sponsored
by the Philosophy Department,
Mason Hall, room 1412,4 p.m.
Q Ninjutsu Club, IM Building,
Wrestling Room, 6:30 p.m.
Q Psychology Academic Peer Ad-
vising, West Quad, room K-
103, 11 a.m-4 p.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,
936-1000, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.;
Angell Hall, 763-4246, 1:30-
2:30 a.m.
Q Saint Mary Student Parish,

serving hunger coalition, 3:15-
7 p.m., Catholic campus prayer
group, 7p.m., rosary group, 7:30
p.m., 331 Thompson.
Q School of Social Work Alumni
Society, Michigan League, 8:30
Q Senior Pictures, Michigan-
ensian, Michigan Union, room
2209, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
everyone welcome, CCRB,
room 2275, 6-7 p.m.
Q Tae Kwon Do Club, everyone
welcome, CCRB, room 2275,
7-9 p.m.
Q Weekly Bridge Game, Dupli-
cate Bridge Club, Michigan
Union, Tap Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q American Lung Association,
2901 Northbrook, 10 a.m.-12
Q Kef Time Dance, sponsored by
the Armenian Students' Cul-
tural Association, St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Church, 414
N. Main St., 7:30 p.m.
Q MountainBike Ride, sponsored
by the Huron Valley Group Si-
erra Club, call 572-7930.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,

936-1000, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.;
Angell Hall, 763-4246, 1:30-
2:30 a.m.
Q Christian Life Church Sunday
Service, School of Education,
Schorling Auditorium, 11 a.m.
Q Guild House Students Involved
for Global Neighborhood, free
dinner and converstaion for stu-
dents, Memorial Christian
Church, Hill and Tappan, 5p.m.
Q Orientaion Leader Mass Meet-
ing, Office of Orientation,
Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Room, 1-3 p.m.
Q Reform Havurah,pot-luck veg-
etarian dinner in the Sukkah,
1429 Hill St., 6:30 p.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,
936-1000, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.;
Angell Hall, 763-4246, 1:30-
2:30 a.m.
Q Saint Mary Student Parish,
peer ministry, 331 Thompson,
3 p.m.
Q United Reform Church, study/
discussion on prayer, 9 a.m.,
praticipatory worship, 10:30
a.m.,1001 E. Huron.
Q Wome,.' Club Volleyball Try-
outs, CCN,' R-10 p.m.

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