Black Alumni Meet The first meeting of the Society of Black Alumni, held the weekend of Feb. 17. More than 60 alumni and their guests met on the Homewood campus with administrators and students to discuss and share ideas about the C-21 report, multicultural student affairs, minority undergraduate admissions and the long-term role of the society. The seed for the society was planted last spring by students who sought greater contact with black graduates who, they hoped, could act as mentors and contacts. Jerry Schnydman, director of Alumni Relations, pushed the process along, contacting by mail the approximately 600 black alumni. About 180 replied, a steering committee was formed and this first event was planned. "I think the society can and will play an important role in making the [campus] environment more nurturing for the African American students who are here and those planning to come to Hopkins," said Warren, who is pursuing a master's degree in public policy studies at the University of Chicago. "This organization will have the two-tiered effect of expressing the institution's interest in African American students and providing a resource for them that says, We made it through and are successful; you can do it, too."
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