A Mentor of all Seasons Members of the Black Graduate Student Association had what they consider an appropriate welcoming gift for incoming black students of the Class of 1999: a mentoring program designed to focus on enhancing the freshmen's time management and study skills while offering someone to talk to and interact with on a one-to-one basis. BGSA members held their first reception for about 30 freshmen on Wednesday, Sept 13, in the Garrett Room of Homewood's Milton S. Eisenhower Library. "I think they enjoyed it and were pleased that anyone cared about them even before they arrived," said BGSA co-chair Celeste Jamison McDaniels. Fifteen mentors discussed tips for studying and ways students could get along during their first year at Hopkins. "We stressed the importance of their first-year GPA, so they should work to keep that up," McDaniels said. "And they told us that they expect us to be there for them. So, our goal is to get done whatever they request--even if it means telling them something can't be done--in two days."
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