Stern, McCracken Head Upcoming Speaker List

by Megan Marsh Barry, MBA2

Ossie Davis

Edward McCracken

The administration recently announced the host of speakers who will visit the B-school in the coming months.

The first presenter to visit Hale Auditorium will be David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association. Stern will receive the University of Michigan Business School's Business Leadership Award on January 10 at 4:15 p.m.

Stern has headed the NBA during its quadrupling in revenues and its expansion of public service programs with literacy, child abuse prevention, and hunger relief since his appointment in 1984.

The annual award will be bestowed by the B-school's Honors Committee, which is comprised of students and faculty. SGA President Azam Saaed will present the award.

Ossie Davis will speak at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. address on January 15 at 1:30 p.m. Davis, a veteran of stage, screen, and television, produced Martin Luther King: The Dream and the Drum and A Walk through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers for PBS.

The Honorable Dennis Archer, Mayor of Detroit, will speak on January 17 at 4:15 p.m. as the 1996 representative of the annual McInally Lecture Series. Past McInally speakers include: William S. Rukeyser, forner managing editor of Fortune; Martha Romayne, Federal Reserve Governor; and Andrew Young, former U.N. ambassador and Atlanta Mayor.

The final speaker of the 1995-96 school year will be Edward McCracken, chairman and CEO of California-based Silicon Graphcs, Inc. who will speak at the B-school's commencement on May 3 in Crisler Arena. He was selected as the top choice by student government representatives assigned to set up the commencement speaker. McCracken joined Silicon Graphics in 1984 after working at Hewlett-Packard for 16 years. He co-chairs President Clinton's National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council and is the nephew of Professor Paul McCracken, Edmund Ezra Day University Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy.

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