The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 7, 1995-7
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with car needed for 10-15 hrs./wk. Call
before 6:00 p.m. 663-3223.
To design the cover of the 1995-1996
Student Directory. Must be able to work
through mid-May. Great addition to your
portfolio. Stop by Student Publications Bldg.
at 420 Maynard (second floor) and ask for
Nancy, or call 764-0431.
SUMMER JOBS FOR THE
Earn $2500-$3500 & Free the Planet
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HELPERS NEEDED to run the Arbor
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land TRAVEL ABROAD and work. Make up to
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information call 764-7363
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By Patience Atkin
Daily Staff Reporter
Many students in Detroit's public
schools see a college education as a
desirable, yet unattainable goal.
But in 1988, a group of educators
and businesspeople put their resources
together to form Detroit Compact, a
program designed to keep those stu-
dents on track for college.
Established as a joint venture be-
tween the Detroit Chamber of Com-
merce and the Detroit Public School
System, Detroit Compact provides
incentives for students' attendance and
A small but dedicated group of
University students volunteers its tu-
toring services to high school stu-
dents enrolled in the program. Some
of the high school students later re-
ceive scholarships from the Univer-
Students in participating middle
and high schools are given a set of
requirements they must meet in order
to receive the incentives offered by
The requirements include a 95-
percent attendance rate and a 97-per-
cent "on-time" rate. Students must
also maintain a 2.0 grade-point aver-
age and place at or above the 40th
percentile on the reading and math
sections of the California Achieve-
Incentives vary from school to
"Murray-Wright (High School)
has 'Attendo' - if a student achieves
perfect attendance over a period of
time, that student can receive a $25
cash prize," said Blandina Rose, ex-
ecutive director of Detroit Compact.
Other incentives include skating
and pizza parties, along with gift cer-
tificates from businesses like
McDonald's and Foot Locker.
"It's kind of bad that you have to
use these kinds of incentives," said
Nicola Singel, Detroit Compact
spokeswoman. "But you can use them
to help students understand the value
of an education at their level."
Coordinators say the prizes are
not the only incentives.
"Probably the biggest (incentive)
is the promise of a job or the promise
of college support," Rose said.
Local businesses contract with
Detroit Compact to offer temporary
employment to students who meet the
terms of the compact. These "on-tar-
get" students are guaranteed summer
jobs in places like the Detroit Medical
By meeting an additional set of
requirements, on-target students can
qualify for scholarships at 32 partici-
pating colleges and universities.
Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA,
achieve at least a 21 on the ACT and
meet all of the basic requirements to
be considered for the scholarships.
Rose said that 11 in-state colleges,
including the University, and four
historically Black colleges outside
Michigan are among the participating
John Matlock, director of minor-
ity affairs for the University, said the
University usually gives "somewhere
in the area of 15" scholarships to
qualifying Detroit Compact students
Compact staff and volunteers are
committed to helping students stay on
"If the students fall off target, they
are helped," Singel said. "If they're
not getting to school on time, the high
school coordinators try to rearrange
their classes so they have classes later
in the day."
Students at Murray-Wright have
the added benefit of student mentors.
or STEPP, is run by a group of Uni-
versity students who tutor at Murray-
Wright once a week.
"The program is for all Murray-
Wright students but the majority of
students are 'compacted,'" said
Cherlon Ussery, an LSA senior.and
STEPP's goals include helping
students maintain their GPAs and
achieving high scores on standard-
ized college admission exams, Ussery
The mentor program goes deeper
than numbers, though.
"The idea was that we would pair
a (participating high school) fresh-
man with a college freshman and they
would work together for the four
years," said Elise Pressma, an LSA
senior and one of the founders of
"We wanted to show them what
college could be like," Pressma said.
"We're making them feel like it's pos-
sible to go on to a higher education."
Candidate Gramm visits Mich.
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LANSING (AP) - Republican
presidential hopeful Phil Gramm
looked at the calendar, discovered it
was March and decided he'd better
head to Michigan for its March 19
So what if the primary isn't until
"Since I understand that the prin-
cipal part of the task of getting thisjob
is carrying Michigan in both the pri-
mary and the general election, I
thought I ought to get an early start
with that task," he said.
Gramm held brief news confer-
ences in Detroit, Lansing and Grand
Rapids, where he attended the Kent
County Lincoln Day Dinner.
The Texas senator also paid a cour-
tesy call to Michigan Gov. John
Engler. He insisted he would not use
the meeting to ask for Engler's en-
dorsement or to discuss a spot on the
GOP ticket for Engler.
"I just don't think it's appropriate
for me, when I haven't won a single
delegate, to be talking about who I'm
going to pick as vice president," he
While Gramm praised Engler, he
jabbed at Senate Majority Leader Bob
Dole of Kansask
for saying Engler
was on his list of
"If Bob Dole
had as many del-
egates as he has
people on his short
list for vice presi-
dent, he would al- Gramm
ready have the
nomination won," he said.
Gramm disputed Dole's assess-
ment that the race for the GOP presi-
dential nomination could be over as
soon as the first two contests, in Iowa
and New Hampshire, are held.
It's more likely, he said, that the
nomination will be won on March 19,
when Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio
and Illinois hold their primaries.
"This is a marathon, not a sprint,"
he said, insisting he will remain a
candidate as long as primaries are
Gramm said he plans to release a
list of supporters in a few weeks,
which he said will include more than
half the state party's district chairs.
"But Iamaware that you don'tcarry
a great and important state like Michi-
gan by simply getting well-known
people to come out for you. You carry
it by coming back here, by getting to
know the people, by defining a vision
that they can believe in, and that's what
I intend to do," he said.
Gramm and Dole are part of a list
of contenders for the GOP presiden-
tial nomination that already includes
fellow Sens. Richard Lugar of Indi-
ana and Arlen Specter of Pennsylva-
nia, former Tennessee Gov. Lamar
Alexander, and conservative com-
mentator Pat Buchanan.
Gramm never mentioned Presi-
dent Clinton by name, saying only,
"The fellow that has the job now isn't
doing a very good job."
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MATURE, NON-SMOKER needed for
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College of Engineering needs person to meet,
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PART-TIME DENTAL assistant. Wednes-
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PERSONNEL NEEDED FOR security mid-
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U' study:* Black speech not disorder
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By Vahe Tazian
Daily Staff Reporter
A study conducted by University
researchers found that urban Black
preschoolers use more complex syntax
than their non-urban African Ameri-
can peers who speak primarily stan-
University researchers Julie A.
Washington and Holly K. Craig con-
ducted the study, with the support of
a $600,000 grant from the National
Institute of Health in Washington.
"I'm very surprised by the find-
ings," Washington said. The findings
emerged from a study of Detroit-area
"Our goal was to establish a clear
distinction between a speech disorder
and a dialect difference," said Wash-
ington, an assistant research scientist in
the speech and language pathology pro-
gram and a clinician at the Communi-
cative Disorders Clinic. "Itwas not our
goal to keep these children from using
According to the researchers, lan-
guage and speech disorders are esti-
mated to affect up to one out of every
10 members of racial or ethnic minor-
Washington and Craig, the director
of the University's Communicative
Disorders Clinic, studied 45 African
these findings need to be replicated
with a larger, more heterogeneous
"A lot of energy is still being spent
trying to convince some people that
Black English is a legitimate dialect,
not a symptom of low intelligence, low
education and low income," Washing-
The researchers are currently work-
ing with public schools in Oak Park,
Mich., where teachers and administra-
tors have expressed concern that Afri-
can American children have been inap-
propriately placed in special education
"Many kids are placed in special
classes because they are believed to
have speech problems, but they are
really speaking a different dialect,"
Washington and Craig hope to
develop a screening instrument to
help teachers distinguish between
speech problems and dialect differ-