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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 14, 2000-- 5

" Cancer organization fundraises for afflicted youths

By Shabnam Daneshvar
Daily Staff Reporter
Thanks to University Students Against
Cancer and 340 participants, nearly a dozen
cancer patients age 5 to 17 can enjoy sum-
mer camp without having to pay a dime.
Charity Night,'the first event of Cancer
Awareness Week for children who live with
cancer and their siblings, raised more than
$9,000 last night at the Cavern Club in Ann
"We've been working on this for weeks,"
said Business senior Erica Karp, one of the

three directors in charge of the charity event.
Karp and her roommates LSA seniors Lara
Englebardt, Allison Sherman and Stacey
Goldberg have all knocked on doors asking
people to buy tickets for the event, with all
proceeds from this and every event this week
going to Special Days summer Camp.
"We completely exceeded our expectations
since we were hoping to.make about $6,000 to
$7,000 through this charity event. Now, we're
looking at $9,000" for the summer camp, she
The event included a comedy act and
dancing at the club. "By holding it at a

bar, we thought we would get more people
than if we held it at the Union, which has
less space. We (were) even at maximum
capacity at the Cavern Club," Karp said.
Julie Blaszak, president of USAC, said
this week is the biggest event of the year
for the student group.
"Our goal for this week is two-part. One,
we want to raise greater awareness of can-
cer in terms of educating people about the
disease and prevention, and two, we want
to raise money for Special Days Camp," in
Portage, she said.
Awareness Week Co-chairwoman

Christie Wiles said students are adamant
about cancer support because "anyone
that you ask has probably known someone
who has been touched by cancer," she
To provide a support group for students
who are cancer patients, or their family
members, USAC was established in 1989.
From what was once a one-student
endeavor, Blaszak boasts that USAC has
"skyrocketed since then" to nearly 200
members who have joined together to
"make people more sensitive to the dis-
ease" since it is one of the leading causes

of death in the United States, Blaszak
This week, USAC has planned events
including bucket drives on the Diag, a
candle-light vigil planned for tonight on
the Diag at 9, a mass meeting tomorrow
in the Union with two guest speakers who
live with cancer and a five-kilometer run
or two-mile walk Sunday at the Indoor
Track Building.
An art exhibit featuring cancer patients'
and survivors' works of art will also be
displayed at the Union Study Lounge
throughout the week.

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in spite of the micro-management
from a few regents," Goss wrote.
"The questioning of the qualifica-
tions and hiring of personnel is a dan-
gerous precedent to set with the
Regents in the athletic department or
for that matter any university depart-
ment. I am sure you would agree that
it is not their role," Goss wrote.
But perhaps the largest problem in
Goss' and Bollinger's relationship was
one of communication. In the August
letter, Bollinger addressed their mis-
communication. "Another matter of
concern for me has been not learning
about issues ... until they're far along."
Goss apparently shared this con-
cern, saying he needed to have a clear-
er picture of what Bollinger envisioned
for the department.
"I need to have a better understand-
ing of our relationship going forward.

I need to understand when you have
concerns so that they can be
addressed," he wrote.
Goss added that he felt unsupported
by the administration. "I expect to
manage through a hostile external
environment. However, internally I
must know that I have a President that
supports me in this role."
But the problems of miscommuni-
cation continued and culminated with
the events surrounding the suspension
of men's basketball guard Jamal Craw-
ford. Bollinger was apparently
unaware of the questions surrounding
Crawford's living arrangement with
Seattle businessman Bary Henthorn
and the athletic department's investiga-
tions into the matter.
In a letter dated Feb. 2, the day after
Crawford's initial suspension,
Bollinger wrote he was "speechless to
have found out for the first time this
morning about the issues relating to
Jamal Crawford and especially about

"I hope you can understand just how
unacceptable this state of affairs is."
- Lee Bollinger
University president in a letter to former Athletic Director Tom Goss

the dealings with the NCAA."
"I can think of numerous questions
that institutionally I should be address-
ing, and we should be addressing
together, and yet steps have already
been taken without my knowledge. I
hope you can understand just how
unacceptable this state of affairs is,"
Bollinger wrote.
Bollinger stated that the Crawford
situation only added to the issues

where Bollinger felt "inadequately
prepared" to deal with other problems
involving players.
At that time, men's basketball coach
Brian Ellerbe was scrutinized for his
possible intervention in an alleged theft
involving three of his players.
"What is going on?" Bollinger asked
at the end of the Feb. 2 letter.
Goss officially announced his res-
ignation just six days later.

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