2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 19, 1994
Astronaut tells students to aim highI§
By MARIA KOVAC
FOR THE DAILY
The first African American woman
in space touched down on North Cam-
Mae Jemison spoke to students
and faculty yesterday afternoon at the
Jemison made her historic voyage
in 1992 as a science mission special-
ist aboard the Spaceship Endeavor.
But she recently resigned from
NASA and began to devote her time
to the Jemison Group Advanced Re-
search Development and Distribution
Firm and to take the opportunity to
speak to students and other groups.
Jemison said that while growing
up, she looked beyond the expecta-
tions others had for her. "I never lim-
ited myself because of other's limited
Jemison stressed the impact of
formal and informal education. She
acknowledged the strong effect pub-
lic images have on society, and peti-
tioned against the decline of the
country's public school system.
"We talk about the need for edu-
cation but don't do anything," she
said. "This generation is expected to
solve the world's problems, but it is
the adults who need to set an example
and become role models."
Jemison also pushed for a better
understanding of science and tech-
nology by insiders as well as outsid-
A true understanding of science
can likely produce solutions to many
of the social and technical issues fac-
ing the world today, she said.
She urged math and science stu-
dents to not limit themselves to such
courses. "Stretch yourself in the
classes you take ... and balance your
The 200-member crowd gave
Jemison a standing ovation.
Second-year medical student
Lydia Reasonover was impressed by
Jemison and her message to African
"She is telling us to realize that a
bias does exist, but to not let that limit
what we do."
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Mae Jemison, the first African American female astronaut, urged students to
not be limited by other's expectations yesterday at the Chrysler Center.
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Chamberlin will head an advisory
committee staffed with faculty mem-
bers from the University to redefine the
mission of the department to bring it in
line with other departments.
"We're looking at the advisory com-
mittee for the future mission of the
department," Chamberlin said.
Goldenberg's announcement took
some faculty members by surprise.
Communication Prof. Marion
Marzolf said, "We were very shocked.
The dean came and told us that she was
appointing a committee to determine
the future of the department."
Many of the communication
department's problems are unique.
"One of the problems is just a lack
of faculty members. It is a department
that has a relatively small number of
faculty relative to a large number of
students. It is unusual in that way,"
One goal of appointing the dean
and the advisory committee is to in-
crease the number of tenure and ten-
ure-track faculty members in the de-
"A lot of teaching in the depart-
ment is done by lecturers," Marzolf
Goldenberg also decided to sus-
pend the department's executive com-
mittee and bylaws.
The executive committee consists
of faculty members elected to advise
the department's chair.
Chamberlin added, "Department
faculty and students will be part of the
The discussions however will not
be carried out according to the by-
An associate chairwill be appointed
from within the department to take care
of day-to-day matters.
The School of Education will interview students by phone who will be
hired to call alumni nationwide for an alumni fundraising phonathon.
$6.20 per hour, incentives, bonus pay, plus great work experience!
Callers will be expected to work a minimum of two calling sessions each
week for six weeks, February and March. Phonathon held Sunday through
Thursday evenings. Only registered UM students are eligible for these
The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
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in which First Lady Hillary Rodham
Rackham Assistant Dean Homer
Rose serves on the committee that
makes recommendations for honor-
ary degree recipients. He spoke to
Denno about Kevorkian, but said it
may be impossible to bring the retired
pathologist to commencement.
"I mentioned to (Denno) that the
committee isn't even meeting," Rose
explained. The committee-consist-
ing of students, faculty and executive
officers - meets only twice a year to
review nominations for degrees.
Rose said that once a person has
been nominated, the committee con-
siders information about career and
accomplishments and then makes its
recommendations to the Board of Re-
gents for a vote.
"The committee tries to go ahead
and approach people a year or so
ahead of time," Rose said. "I don't
think there are any decisions on who
is speaking but (the nominations) are
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LGMPO office. "Hopefully (the co-
ordinator) will help in an expanded
role for the office," he said.
But some students have reserva-
tions about the changes.
One woman, who spoke on the
condition of anonymity, said she
didn't trust the adminstration. "They
pretend to ask what we want, but they
Pathology Prof. Gerald Abrams
worked with Kevorkian during his
residency at the University. He said
he could not comment on Kevorkian's-
qualifications as a commencement
speaker, but said he respected him
both as a person and a doctor.
"Whether he's made a contribu-
tion to public knowledgeremains to
be seen, but he raised an issue that's
important," Abrams said.
Laura Lopus, another University
alum, has also been involved with the
Kevorkian case and has attempted to
raise student support for the 65-year-
old doctor. She is a personal friendof.
Kevorkian; she put up bail for him
after his last arrest.
"He's a great speaker, he's very
motivational," Lopus said, express-
ing her approval of Denno's plans. "If
he does come, I want a ticket."
Denno said he will not persue his
quest beyond his graduation in May,
However, he continues to dream.
"It's basically a short-term mis-O
sion (but) I'm pretty optimistic,"
Denno said. "I believe dying in dig-
nity is just as important as living your
life with dignity. The two are
never really listen. I'm sick of getting
my hopes up," she said.
The administration appointed a
search committee last month - made0
up of students, faculty and University
staff members - to recommend a
Prof. Thomas Toon, search com-
mittee chair, said he is "committed to
completing the search and announcing
the results by May 1," emphasizing-
that students will still be in town when
the decision is made.
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