Portland observer. (Portland, Or.) 1970-current, June 19, 1975, Page 40, Image 40

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    Pagv 32 Section I I
Portland Observer
June 19. 1975
Special assistance is avail
able for students wishing to
attend the University of Port
land through its Affirm ative
Action program.
Assistance is given to help
students in admittance and
after they are admitted.
"W e try to implement a
high percentage of acceptance
of Blacks." according to Vern
Chatman, coordinator of Af
firmative Action.
"If Black
students do not meet the usual
requirements, we ran help."
Chatman has found that
three major problems exist for
the minority student hoping
for acceptance. Low scholastic
performance and
low test
scores are two of the major
In order to assist students
who might get low test scores
University of Portland along
with the Urban League has
started classes to teach stu
dents how to take the Scho­
lastic Aptitude and American
College classes to teach stu
dents how to take the tests
and to teach them the math
and english they need for
higher scores.
These classes are held every
November after school.
students who attended the
classes are then expected to
take the December tests.
Students who have not done
well in school are offered
assistance to allow them to
enter college and then they
get assistance from the pro­
fessors at University of Port
land to help them with their
The third acceptance prob
lem students meet is the fact
that they have not taken
enough hard core subjects,
including higher math, science,
and english.
Usually these students can
be assisted
Affirm ative Action office at
University of Portland.
"We try to help all minority
University of Portland. Some
of them contact us for help
and others are sent to us
The nursing program has
set up a special assistance
program for its students. Any
student who is having prob
lems is able to get scholastic
assistance from professors and
students in that program.
Scenes lik e this o ne are ca p tu re d on
v id e o ta p e as stu de nt nurses p ractice
skills w ith d ra m a students w h o e m u la te
the b e h a v io r o f se riou sly a ilin g p atie nts
so th a t students can observe th e ir o w n
strengths a n d w eaknesses H ere "h e a rt
p a tie n t" Eugenia Economus is g iv e n
o x y g e n " by first year n ursing student
Cory Stolk
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