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The Hebrew word,
means magic - exact
the non-profit, Universi
ter of Camp Kesem s
deliver to children with
battling cancer.
The student organ
main event is a week-lo
mer camp for almost 1
dren in Michigan wh
parents fighting cancer
survivors of the disease
Established as a S
University project in
Camp Kesem now has
lege chapters across th
try, including the Univ
whichbegan fiveyears
Engineering senior
Payne, co-chair of the
sity's Camp Kesemc

A week of magic
Kesem, said the camp strives to create for counselors and campers.
ly what a fun escape for kids. Camp "It is powerful how the kids
ty chap- Kesem offers a variety of tradi- and students that come from all
eeks to tional camp activities, including walks of life transform into a
parents canoeing, rock climbing, bon- close, supportive family in just
fires and group activities. six days," Arcori said.
ization's "We do not provide therapy," LSA sophomore Anna Myers
ng sum- Payne said. "Camp is meant experienced what she calls the
00 chil- to be a week of fun away from "life-changing camp" for the
io have home where kids can meet, first time this past August.
r or are other children who they can "The strength thatthe camp-
. relate to." ers show despite the adversity
Stanford Payne added that the camp in their lives is unbelievably
2001, also provides college students inspirational," Myers said. "I
38 col- an opportunity to give back to have pictures that some of the
e coun- the community and develop girls in my cabin drew for me
'ersity's, professional skills. Echoing during camp on display in my
ago. Payne's sentiments, LSA senior dorm room to remind me of
r Nick Leann Arcori, co-chair of the their strength and courage."

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University's chapter, said the
experience is equally beneficial

Kids at Camp Kesem partake in canoeing, rock climbing and
bonfires. The camp is for kids who have parents battling cancer.




Caught in the Drive, park, The Civil Symphony
smoke get smashed Wars concert performance

WHERE: Lane Hall
WHEN: Monday at about
11:20 a.m.
WHAT: An unknown man
was seen smoking a ciga-
rette in the basement, Uni-
versity Police reported. This
is against the University's
smoke-free policy.
WHERE: Catherine Car-
WHEN: Sundayat about
3 p.m.
WHAT: An individual
received a citation for
skateboarding in the
structure, University Police

WHERE: 2300 block of
Hayward St.
*WHEN: Tuesday at about
4:15 a.m.
WHAT: A University
vehicle was hit by another
vehicle while parked,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
No longer an,
WHERE: Stockwell Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about
5:05 p.m.
WHAT: A student said he
was punched in the face by
an acquaintance who is not
a student, University Police
reported. The student did
not n-ai tnAdi a gninn^

WHAT: Folk band, The
Civil Wars, will play songs
from their album "Barton
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30
WHERE: Michigan

WHAT: Guest conductors
Scott Boerma and John
Pasquale will lead a per-
formance by the Symphony
Band Chamber Winds.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Walgreen Drama
Center Stamps Auditorium

Author's forum Dance

Two former members
of Pakistan's national
cricket team were
convicted of conspiracy
to cheat in a game against
England last summer, The
New York Times reported.
The men are expected to
spend time in prison.
Tim Rabb spends Fall
Break taking in the
sights, sounds and
smells of the Occupy move-
ment in Zuccotti Park in New
York City.
Since the revolution in
Egypt, many different
weight loss resources
have been popping up around
Egypt, the Los Angeles Times
reported. About 48 percent of
Egyptian women are obese,
and nearly 76 percent are

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WHAT: University alum
Lawrence Joseph and
Univeristy Prof. Laurence
Goldstein will discuss
Joseph's new book, "The
Game Changed: Essays
and Other Prose," which
focuses on his life in
Detroit and Manhattan
and his Middle Eastern
WHO: Author's Forum
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
Library, room 100

WHAT: Prof. Peter Sparling
will screen videos of his
dance performances.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Duderstadt Center
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U.S. schools show improvement
but have not reached federal goals
Higher math scores on math and reading shows every child in America be pro- The figures were from the
fourth- and eighth-graders ficient in math and reading by National Assessment of Educa-
reported for fourth scoring their best ever in math 2014. tional Progress.
and eighth graders making Just a little more than one- "The modest increases in
and eighth graders some progress in reading. But third of the students were pro- NAEP scores are reason for con-
the results released yesterday ficient or higher in reading. In cern as much as optimism," said
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some are a stark reminder of just how math, 40 percent of the fourth- Education Secretary Arne Dun-
progress. Still needs improve- far the nation's school kids are graders and 35 percent of the can. "It's clear that achievement
ment. from achieving the No Child eighth-graders had reached that is not accelerating fast enough
The nation's report card Left Behind law's goal that level. for our nation's children to com-
pete in the knowledge econo-
my of the 21st century."
There were few notice-
able changes in the achieve-
ment gap between white and
black students from 2009.
While the gap is smaller
than in the early 1990s, the
new test results reflect a
25-point difference between
white and black fourth- and
eighth-graders in reading
and fourth-graders in math.
However, Hispanic stu-
dents in eighth grade made
some small strides to narrow
the gap with white students
in both math and reading. In
reading, the gap was 22 points
in 2011 compared to 26 in 1992
and 24 in 2009.
The reading test asked stu-
dents to read passages and
recall details or interpret
them. In math, students were
asked to answer questions
about topics such as geometry,
algebra and number proper-
ties and measurement.
The Education Depart-
\ 40u ment's National Center for
C et 9aEducation Statistics admin-
49,isters the test. On a 500-
0 4.point scale, both fourth- and
- eighth-graders scored on
average one point higher in
math in 2011 than in 2009 and
o o more than 20 points higher
x:3 l UA0 than in 1990, when students
were first tested in math. In
., reading, the score for fourth-
graders was unchanged from
two years ago and four points
a , -11L J higher than in 1992, when
4_7-d T that test was first admin-
istered. Eighth-graders in
%i 4at shesthefirst.orgreading scored on average
\Vilt UI t.one point higher in 2011 than
and Qoggow uz ┬ęshesthefi rst to earn moiie in 2009 and five points high-
er than in 1992.


Protesters dressed as prisoners outside the Greek parliament in Athens yesterday.
Greece to vote on
new economic plan

Financial reform
expected to affect
U.S. stock market
NEW YORK (AP) - A wave of
selling swept across Wall Street
and stock markets around the
world yesterday after Greece's
prime minister said he would
call a national vote on an unpop-
ular European plan to rescue
that nation's economy.
The Dow Jones industrial
average finished down nearly
300 points. It swung in 100 point
bursts throughout the day as
investors reacted to sometimes
conflicting headlines about the
next steps in Greece's long-
running debt crisis. Treasurys
and other assets considered
safe surged. The stocks of major
banks, including Citigroup and
JPMorgan Chase, were hit hard.
Intense selling roiled mar-
kets in Europe. Italy's main
stock index dropped 6.8 percent.
France's fell 5.4 percent and Ger-
many's fell 5 percent.
The value of the dollar rose,
and bond prices jumped so dra-
matically that analysts said they
were stunned. Analysts said the

bond action reflected fears that
the turmoil in Greece would tear
at the fabric of Europe's financial
system and create a crisis that
could engulf the entire European
Union, which together forms the
world's largest economy.
"This brings all of the con-
cerns about Europe back to the
front burner," said Scott Brown,
chief economist at Raymond
James. "If this ends up turning
into a financial catastrophe in
Europe, then no one will escape
The prime minister of Greece
said unexpectedly Monday that
he would put the European res-
cue plan to a popular vote, the
first referendum to be held in
Greece since 1974.
The plan requires banks that
hold Greek national bonds to
accept 50 percent losses to help
keep the Greek economy afloat.
It also beefs up a European bail-
out fund and requires banks to
strengthen their financial cush-
There were also late reports
that Greek lawmakers dissented 0
from the plan, raising the possi-
bility that Greece's government
would not last until a confidence
vote on Friday.

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