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June 10, 1992 - Image 3

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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 1992-06-10

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Wednesday, June 10, 1992 - The Michigan Daily Summer Weekly - 3
Reporters awarded
fellowships at 'U,
by Lauren Dermer law.
Daily Staff Reporter But the students will individually
- Five journalists were chosen topar- pursue their own area of concentration
ticipate this September in the Ted inordertobestlearnabouttheproblems
Scripps Environmental Reporting Fel- specifictotheirgeographicallocations.
lowship - a program designed to im- Friendly said the program's goal is
prove skills in reporting environmental to give the joumalists a better sense of
issues. the issues so they willbe able torecog-
"The idea is that environmental re- nize problems and put them into con-
SHARON MUSHER/Deify porting is somewhat more complex text for the public.
AO because much of thescienceandpolicy The Fellows were selected byNatu-
eir ballots in the Board of Education elections Monday. About 15 people involved is new," said Jonathan ral Resources professor Paul Nowak,
n estimated turnout of five at South Quad. Friendly, director of the program. "We environmental reporter for the Detroit
thought it would be a good idea to find FreePressEmiliaAskari,andFriendly.
rk ~~~young reporters and bring them here for They are: ScottFaber, Brodie Farquhar,
tu a year of study." Cathryn McCue, Man McEntee, and
The five journalists - who hail James Mayer.
from allover the country -will take a The five will receive a stipend to
e in - ro ra year off from their reporting jobs to cover tuition and some living expenses
attend the University. while they are here. The program was
The joumalists in the program will created earlier this year by the Scripps

To vote or nat to VC
Very few voters turned out to cast th
voted at the Union and there was ar
.Boschool s

by Victoria Kuohung He added, "Many students like the Hogan, who worked at Allied-Signal, belatulgUcursesmitenCUUIUINat- row=urouauuu, wun auuonas
Daily Staff Reporter stability of the classroom setting, but said, "The(MAP)project that wecom- ral Resources, as well as in environ- funding by LSA and the School of
For the first time in decades, Uni- Business students need to be flexible." pleted... is consideredby top manage- mental engineering, public health, and Natural Resources.
versity students are getting down 'to MAP integrates four different ment to be an integral step towards u
business with anew twist. courses: Operations Management Or- becoming a 'beNt-in-class' company.'N e w stu de nts w in M LK
lnresponsetothechangingdemands ganizational Behavior, Managerial Merciersaidthattimebecame some-
of corporations, last year the Business Accounting, and Computer Informa- what limited as students had to do re-
Schisofrm 'U
SchoolintroducedtheMultidisciplinary tion Systems. ports for their coursework as well ass ohr
Action Project (MAP) - designed to "We'rethefirstmajorlB-schoolthat work for the company. by Carey Boanen Director of Student-Alumni Rela-
offer direct experience with concrete is placing such emphasis on integrated "But we succeeded," he said. "We Daily Staff Reporter tions Edith Bletcher. said the essays
business problems. multidisciplinaryfieldprojects,"Danos gave a great presentation and fulfilled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has focused on positive feelings and a de-
One-third of last year's entering said. "Thinking of business problems the requirements of the faculty." inspired many people-including the sire to eliminate racism.
M.B.A. students participated in the pi- as a wholeinsteadof as separate depart- The corporations had the option of 40 African American high school se- Of the 40 chosen recipients, 26 are
lot program. Teams of six to seven ments is crucial." sending students to different locations niors chosen to receive the University planning to attend the University this
students worked with 21 corporations Danos said the biggestproblemstu- of their business divisions. scholarship bearing his nameh to fal.ShannonWood,ofLakeshoreHigh
-withfacultydmembersfromdifferent dents encountered was teamwork. Allied-Signal, an automotive parts keep the "edream" alive students was very proud and excited"to be one
disciplines serving as supervisors - "Putting students out in the real supplier, sent students to Ohio, North hree h ndnre ehted sdens- wa soveryrousanecited" tob uev
CaogaidaaadlatlEgad across the nation were selected as pos- of so few across the country to receive
for seven weeks. world when they have to manage their Carolina,Indiana,andBristol,England' sible recipients of the non-renewable the scholarship award.
"A lot of students were skeptical own time and create leadership takes a to analyze their budgeting process. $1,000 merit awards. The criteria for The funding for the scholarship was
going inbutonce they gotinvolved... lot more attention than we thought at Attheendoftheirprojects,students nomination are grades, class standings started soon after the assassination of
they felt that it was an extremely valu- first," he said. presented their findings to corporate and test scores. Financial need is not the Civil Rights leader by concerned
able experience," said MAP Project Besides problems with teamwork, executives and faculty. considered. students and citizens who wanted to
Coordinator Jim Danko. - students had to cope with the different Twenty-fiveexecutivesattended the The nominees were then required contribute to the Black community.
During the program, students de- demands of corporations and faculty. student presentation held at Chrysler, to send two letters of recommendation Later inthemid-seventies, the Reunion
scribedexistingbusinessprocessesand "Negotiating was a difficult pro- and Allied-Signal's Chief Financial andanessay totheUniversityReunion Committee for Black Graduatestook
proposed improvements. cess,"Dankosaid. "Company expecta- Officer attended the one held in his Committee for Black Graduates, sup- the funding over and began awarding
"We asked what (our corporate re- tionsmay have been different froll the company. portersandfundersoftheMartinLuther monetaryscholhipsiaffiliatonwith
cruiters)wanted outofourM.BA stu- fataity's." Responses fromparticipatingcom- King Scholarship. the Alumni Association at the Univer-
dents,"saidBusinessSchoolAssociate First-year M.B.A. student Michael panies have generally been positive, year students described their "views, With more funding, the committee
Dean Paul Danos. Mercier, who worked with Aline Plan- Danko said. valuesandcommitmenttohumanrights hopes to expand the program by open-
To attest toDanos' claim,Motorola tics in Plymouth, Mich., said his group At least 13 of last year's corpora- which either parallels or reflects the ing the award to other minority groups
ProcesslmprovementManagerDebby philosophyofDr.MartinLutherKing." and giving renewable scholarships.
Pool said, "M.B.A.s are sometimes
misledintothinking thatthethree-letterILU
acronym after their name makes them
qualified. But the best knowledge on '(What) was missing in our program was a strong
how to apply the new management experiential treatment dealing with real operational CH I4IA GARDEN
concepts comes through having first- problems Inside a corporation. The real world is not as SZECHUAN, HUNAN 8 PEKING CUISINE
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ing outofschool who already have this - Paul Danos,
experience is abig advantage to indus- Business school associate dean1ff
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M.B.A. education. 'had to manage "the expectations of the tions - and as many as 50 - plan on Expires June 30, 1992
"(What) was missing in our pro- company that we worked with." participating next year.
gram was a strong experiential treat- "Some of them looked at what we "Youhear that Americaneducation
mentdealingwithrealoperationalprob- weredoing asfreeconsulting,"hesaid. isfallingapart,"Dankosaid."(MAP)is RESERVATIONS, 91-0970
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amoving target causes some anxiety." First-year M.B.A. student Tom from Japan and anywhere else."

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