10 -The Michigan Daily Summer Weekly- Wednesday, July 29,1992
Police W Lloyd cuts dining
events without notice
by Andrew Levy
Daily Editor in Chief by Adam Hundley agreed. "They might as well have been
The large police presence on North Daily Staff Reporter fired," said Kinesiology senior Sharron
Campus' DiagnextTuesday willnotbe Student cafeteria workers at Alice Purdy, who was one of the few workers
responding to any crimes. Lloyd Residence Hall expressed anger whose hours were not cut significantly.
Instead, in an effort to promote un- and concern when dining services offr- LSA senior Brian Hunt agreed.
proved community crime awareness ci-s unexpectedly duced shifts and
and community relations with law en-a ep ter "When you uce posons, you re-
forcement,theUniversity'sDepartment hors ter the Spring team. duce people," he said.
ofPublicSafety(DPS)andNorthCam- Dave Anderson, dining service Andersonagreedthatseveral work-
pusFamily Housingare sponsoring the manager at Alice Lloyd, said positions ers quit when their hours were cut, but
University's second annual Interna- werecutbecausethecafeteriawasserv- hesaidtheywerenotfiredandwerestill
tional Night Out. ing only half thepeopleexpected at the offered shifts.
"We're hoping that this event wall beginning of the term. But students said that since workers
give members of the entire University "Hours had to be brought into line with senioritylost few ornohours, new
knoweachother alittle bitbetter-not with customer counts, he said. workers had to bear the brunt of the
only law enforcement personnel, but The number of breakfast positions reductions and lost 30-to-40percent of
people of different ethnic and culural was reduced from five to three, lunch their shifts.
backgrounds,"saidLt.Vernon Baisden positions were reduced from10 to nine, Workers were especially angry that
of DPS. anddinnerpositionswerereducedfrom they receivednopriornotice of the cut-
The International Night Out is the
University's part of an eight-year old 15 to 12 Anderson said. backs. "It was their own fault," LSA
National Night Out program, which is Anderson empsized that posi- seniorTara Saunders said."Theyshould
heldincommunitiesfromcoasttocoast. tions, notupeople, were cut. "We didn't have known that they didn't need so
It isdesigned to show community soli- MOLLY STEVENS/Daily go to anyone and say 'you're history,"' many people."
darity against crime and to promote COPYCaIhe said. "We just reduced positions so In the same vein, Hunt said, "Two
child safety. The program is dubbed Rob Folger, a second year law student, photocopies reading total hours for some workers were re- workers didn't even know until they
International Night Out because of the materials for another University student whom he is mentoring. duced." came in for summer that they didn't
multi-cultural and multi-national na- Folger, who invited his mentoree to attend one of his law school But many cafeteria workers dis- have shifts."
ture of the University. classes, wanted him to have the readings.
The festivities at the event will in-
clude a volleyball tournament, music
andGperformandes reflecting the multi-
Bade of lua cultural backgrounds repre-
sented at the University, and an oppor-
tunity for visitors to inspect emergency by Laura Potts While some former students have Severalnew University alumni said Planning and Placement (CP&P), said
vehicles. There will also be games and Daily Staff Reporter found ample employment, many are they feel they will be better prepared to it can be advantageous for students to
prizes for children. Most students come to the Univer- finding itnecessary totakejobs beneath seek positions in a future job market if take these "buy-time" jobs while they
"We want to give the kids some sity believing that a degree from one of their abilities, go back to school, or they have more schooling. conduct searches for more career-ori-
positive impressions of police and se- the nation's top schools will guarantee move back home. However,asDecember1991gradu- ented jobs.
curity personnelandasenseofrightand them a decent job upon graduation. Graduates say none of theseoptions ate Dan Karn noted, "The more time May 1992 graduate Brad Furgeson
wrong," Baisden said. However, many recent University is satisfactory. "I can't even imagine you spend in school, the more money it said he cannot "afford to get areal job."
The University is thelargestunaver- graduates are uncertain of their futures going backhome,"said May 1992LSA costs, and who knows if it's worth it in He said he is not able to relocate to a
sity in thecountry scheduledtopartici- asentrylevelpositionsarescarcedueto graduateLisaRonkin."Iguessit'sback the long run." larger city with more available jobs
pate in the National Night Out. The current economic trends. to school for another year or two." Some graduates have resorted to because the cost of living in the city
event starts at 4 p.m. . rms of employment below their skill would be too high.
and knowledge levels - such as wait- Furgeson, who holds a history de-
ing tables, construction work or clean- gree from the University, is working in
ing houses. These jobsmay paya better a family member's office for the sum-
salary than an opening position related mer to accumulate enough money to
to the student's degree. move to Chicago.
Deborah May, director of Career See GRADs, Page 13
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