The Michigan Daily - Saturdav, July 16, 1983- Page 7
Strong referrals get best results
By VICKI LAWRENCE those people are usually your professors and TAs. if you are afraid that person might not write a good
Another source is your supervisors at jobs or inter- one. Make sure the person knows what to put in a
A: I need to get some letters of recommendation as nships that pertain to the field you are trying to enter. recommendation. A good recommendation will do the
part of my application to graduate school. Do you For example, if you're trying to get into a clinical following:
have any advice on how to go about getting them? psychology program, be sure to get a recommen- . Explain the nature of your work and what sort of
dation from the person who supervised your volun-
teer work at the local mental health clinic. supervision the recommender exerted over it;
NA Worry more about the recommender's ability to * comment on specific skills and abilities you
C A R E E R SC write a strong letter than about his or her name in the exhibited, with examples when appropriate;
field. Use the TA who really knows what you've done * describe your level of achievement, comparing
- rather than the well-known professor who is not sure you to others the recommender has worked with;
A: You should get letters of recommendation from he rememhers you from his 400-person lecture cour- * he a balanced presentation of your strengths,
people who know your work. Get them from people se. Don't use co-workers, friends, or relatives. You weaknesses, and consistency of performance;
who know you well, who will say the best things, want people who are in a position to judge your skills, Careers appears every Saturday.
and who can speak knowledgeably about the qualities abilities, and achievements. Lawrence works at the University's Career
you will need in the work you are entering. Make sure the person is willing to recommend you.
For graduate or professional school programs, Don't ask anyone to write a recommendation for you Planning and Placement Office,
Memorial Mercedes parks in cemetery
BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A Mercedes BUT IT SEEMS to be covered with David Tse, a New York businessman, long promised to buy his brother a fan-
Benz sure to last several lifetimes soon light gray grit, and there are a few reportedly paid Barre's Rock of Ages cy car, but never got the chance.
will be parked in a cemetery in New things missing such as a hood or- granite company between $120,000 and The project began with a 68-ton chunk
Jersey, something of a Rock of a nament and a side-view mirror. And $250,000 to have the car made as a of gray stone cut in a quarry in this city,
Gibraltar among the tombstones. you can't open the doors, windows, or memorial to his younger brother, Ray. which is known as the granite capital of
The 1982 luxury limousine is complete trunk. The younger Tse was killed in a car the world.
with windshield wipers and the Ger- This car, which weighs 34 tons, was crash at the age of 21 and his name is The monument is to be moved soon to
man manufacturer's insignia on the carved out of a giant block of flawless carved on the monument's license the cemetery in northern New Jersey
hubcaps. The treads on the tires are in granite by Vermont stonecutters to be plates. where it will be hoisted to its final
perfect condition. used as a big tombstone. THE OLDER TSE apparently had parking place..
Nat. Resources and Art hit by budget reductions
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seniors. Under the plan students will
transfer to the school from LSA or
* Offering only one undergraduate
degree - a bachelor of science in
+ Reducing the size of the Ph.D
program and increasing the enrollment
in the masters program.
THE 25 PERCENT cut came after a
transition team in the school analyzed
how different sized cuts would affect
the school, and recommended a 25 per-
cent reduction rather than the 33 per-
cent recommended by a top University
The School of Art's budget will be cut
18 percent, a $260,000 reduction. That
figure came after the same budget
panel, the Budget Priorities Commit-
tee, recommended a 25 percent cut for
George Bayliss, dean of the school
said his biggest concern is that the
number of students in the school will
stay the same, but there will be less
faculty to teach them. The school's
enrollment has increased from 408 to
594 students since 1978, and the budget
faculty 30 percent, he said.
IN ADDITION to reducing faculty,
the school will attempt to use more
teaching assistants, recruit higher
quality graduate students, boosting
enrollment of non-art majors in art
courses, and reduce some programs
while strengthening others.
The school's executive committee will
also study the possibility of reducing
undergraduate enrollment and in-
creasing the use of the building during
Despite the negative aspects of the
review process, Bayliss told the Regen-
ts Thursday that the school had
benefited in some ways.
"THE 'ESPRIT de corps' of the
school has increased sharply," he said.
"There is nothing like the threat of an-
nihilation to establish a feeling of
Although both Crowfoot and Bayliss
found some good in their grueling ex-
perience with theUniversity's "smaller
but better" plan, President Harold
Shapiro said "We don't want to mistake
that for the statement that every unit
that gets smaller gets better."
Two units in the University have been
eliminated so far through the plan -
the Institute for the Study of Mental
Retardation and Related Disabilities
and the Geography Department.
THE PRIMARY reason for the
closure of those programs was an
alleged lack of quality, and yesterday
the Regents voted to halt admissions to
the Theater Department's Ph.D
program for the same reason.
The department will be moved out of
LSA into the music school and em-
phasis will be placed on the Master of
Fine Arts degree.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
and Provost Billy Frye, said the unit
should be moved because "the
possibility that the department could
overcome some of the difficulties it has
historically faced in another environ-
ment, and achieve distinction."
Also at the meeting yesterday, Frye
said he will make a recommendation on
closing the Department of Humanities
in the College of Engineering.
Frye said he will bring it up for a vote
in the September Regent's meeting. A
review committee in the college has
recommended closing the department
because it is not "central" to the
engineering college. If the department
is closed, it would probably not take ef-
fect, until the 1984-1985 school year,
when gradually LSA would take over
the task of teaching humanities to
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