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April 9, 1998
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By Nika Schulte
Daily Staff Reporter
As promising findings in breast can-
cer prevention make news across the
country, the University medical com-
munity is watching on with hopeful-
ness and skepticism.
The National Cancer Institute
mounced Monday the results of a
study that found the drug tamoxifen
prevented breast cancer in almost half
of the study's participants, all of whom
were at high risk of getting the disease.
Max Wicha, director of the University
Hospitals' Comprehensive Cancer
Center, contributed to the study by
enrolling 35 local women who have
strong genetic histories of breast cancer.
He said he was delighted to be part
the national research, which studied
13,000 patients; because of the enor-
mous potential of the findings.
"One hundred eighty thousand cases
of breast cancer are diagnosed each
year in this country," Wicha said. "If
you could cut those numbers in half,
you can imagine the impact that would
have on women."
But the study found the drug has
tential side effects, such as an
reased chance of developing uterine
cancer or blood clots, that make tamox-
ifen unable to claim the label of "mira-
cle drug," said Stephen Ethier, associ-
ate director of breast oncology at the
University Hospitals Comprehensive
"This drug is not a panacea," Ethier
said. "It is not something everybody
"A woman with no family history of
ast cancer and a good diet probably
would not want to use it since there are
no other factors to indicate that she's at
risk," Ethier said.
Wicha warned patients to be prudent
in their use of the drug due to its possi-
ble negative side effects.
"However, it is a small number com-
pared to the ones it prevented from get-
ting breast cancer," Wicha said.
Wicha said these findings will pri-
rily benefit older women. It is not
yet known what effects the drug will
have on pregnant women.
But Ethier said high-risk women who
are in college should still seek informa-
tion about breast cancer options.
"Young women with a strong genetic
history of breast cancer should be con-
sulting someone at a high-risk clinic"
Ethier said. "They need to get educated
about the number of options available."
In order to inform students about the
ug, University Students Against
Cancer will be printing information
about the study and its findings in its
"Our job is to publish information
about the drug and encourage people to
speak with someone at the cancer cen-
ter to decide if this is an option for
them," said LSA senior Craig
Cucinella, president of USAC.
The findings coincided with USAC's
ancer Awareness Week. Cucinella
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N Outgoing LSA Dean is
candidate for provost
position at Emory 'U'
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg -
who announced her resignation
Monday - is one of three finalists in
a provost search at Emory University
Emory political science Prof.
Harvey Klehr, chair of the Provost
Search Committee, said Goldenberg
visited the cam-
pus less than two
weeks ago to meet
on the committee,
as well as faculty,
and other mem-h
bers of the Emory;
ously impressed Goldenberg
with her experi-
ence and abilities - and everything
about her," Klehr said.
Goldenberg could not be reached
for comment yesterday.
Klehr said Goldenberg is seriously
considering the possibility of becom-
ing Emory's top academic administra-
"It's a grueling kind of process," he
said. "People who go through it - I
assume they're serious."
Klehr said the search committee
plans to give its final recommenda-
tions to Emory President Bill Chace
later this month. The new provost will
start this fall, Klehr said.
He said Goldenberg and the two
other provost finalists were selected
from a pool of more than 100 prelim-
inary candidates. Emory officials
formed the search committee shortly
before the start of this past fall semes-
"We're looking for someone who
can provide academic leadership to a
large and complicated university,"
If Goldenberg becomes Emory's
provost, she will follow in the foot-
steps of another former University
Former University of Michigan
Provost Billy Frye - who left the
Emory provost position at the end of
the 1996-97 school year and now
serves as a chancellor at Emory - left
the University in 1988 to become the
second-in-command at Emory. Frye
held various positions at the
University beginning in 1961.
Goldenberg's resignation will be
effective Aug. 31. Earlier this week,
Goldenberg said she plans to return to
the faculty of the University's College
of Literature, Science and the Arts and
School of Public Policy after taking a
In addition to Goldenberg, the two
other finalists for the Emory provost
spot include John Bassett, who is
dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences at Case Western Reserve
University and Rebecca Chopp, who
currently serves as the interim
provost at Emory.
Emory University is home to about
11,000 students and 2,400 faculty
LSA first-year student Kristin Linscott, a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, rides a teeter totter yesterday as
part of a fundraiser with the Chi Psi fraternity. The two Greek organizations held a 36-hour teeter totter marathon to
raise money for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Student charged with assault
Michigan football player Jason
Brooks charged with fourth-degree
criminal sexual conduct
By Jason Stoffer
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan football player Jason Brooks was charged with
fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct on March 27, accord-
ing to Department of Public Safety spokesperson Elizabeth
Brooks, an offensive lineman and Kinesiology first-
year student who lives in West Quad Residence Hall,
pled not guilty to the charges at an arraignment held
later that day, said Washtenaw County Chief Assistant
Prosecutor Joe Burke.
Fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a misde-
meanor, includes fondling and touching, but not pene-
The charges against Brooks stem from an incident that
occurred outside South Quad Residence Hall on Feb. 21.
Neither DPS nor the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's
Office would discuss the details surrounding the alleged
The victim reported the inciden to DPS on March 10, Hall
Brooks was unavailable for comment and Paul
Gallagher, Brooks' attorney, said he would not comment
on the charges.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 15 in
Washtenaw County District Court.
Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen Hartford said
the University could not disclose information about any dis-
ciplinary action that may have been taken against Brooks.
"This is a part of a student's academic record, so we can't
legally comment on it," Hartford said.
Hartford said University officials evaluate the circum-
stances surrounding criminal incidents and, at their discre-
tion, can remove students from their residence hall or sus-
pend them from the University.
West Quad residents said Brooks is still living in the
Senior Associate Athletic Director Bruce Madej said
he does not know if Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr
has disciplined Brooks for his involvement in the
Law students debate
!SA seniors Kevin Rochford and Christina Grijalva eat with other seniors
yesterday at a "Dorm Reunion" cafeteria dinner as part of Senior Days '98.
By Carly Southworth
.Daily Staff Reporter
While members of the University
community have different opinions on
the issue of affirmative action, many
students said last night that they agree
on one concept.
"We will never get beyond diversity"
said Law second-year student Francois
Nabwangu, an affirmative action supporter.
That is why Law second-year student
George Ellis organized a student affir-
mative action debate held last night that
attracted about 100 audience members
to Hutchins Hall.
"I didn't feel there was enough bal-
The Law students divided into two pan-
els, one that argued in favor of affirmative
action and one that argued against it.
Law second-year student Allen
Graves, a panel member who argued
against affirmative action, said skin
color does not equate to diversity.
"A lot of this debate turns to whether
or not we believe skin tone means ideo-
logical differences," Graves said. "This
is really about ideological diversity."
Law Prof. Sallyanne Payton asked
both panels to define race.
"I don't think being able to concrete-
ly define race is a prerequisite for affir-
mative action programs," said Tracy
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'U' seniors return to
1 elscmpus cafeterias
By Sarah Welsh Craig Zimmerman, a Business senior
Daily Staff Reporter and former South Quad resident.
Think no one would ever want to "The same guy's at the door tak-
eat cafeteria food after they've ing cards," Zimmerman said. "It
moved out of the residence halls? really hasn't changed at all ... you
About 75 seniors returned to their walk in, you know exactly where
old haunts for dinner yesterday for everything is."
the "Dorm Reunion" sponsored by The graduating seniors said that
Senior Days '98 and the Residence coming back to South Quad's cafe-
Halls Association. South Quad, teria sparked mixed emotions of