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NEWS

Wednesday, July 10, 1996 - The-Michigan Daily - 3
Local American Cancer Society
receives $7,000 in pennies

* Cancer society seek-
ing volunteers to help
sort through donation
By Brian Campbell
Daily Staff Reponter
The Washtenaw County Chapter of
the American Cancer Society (ACS) is
seeking volunteers to unload and sort
$7,000 worth of pennies. Presently,
the pennies, which would span 8.5
miles if placed end to end, lie clut-
tered in several boxes in a storage
truck.
From July 15-17, the ACS members,
along with anyone willing to join
them, will be sifting through the heaps
of coins at Saint Francis Catholic
Church.
"We usually assist in local patient
services and the ACS national
research program, but a significant
portion of this donation will go toward
local patient services, said Belinda
Mathie, spokesperson for the

Washtenaw ACS.
Mathie said she wasn't sure about the
origin of the peculiar donation, but said
she presumed the pennies were a gift
from a former ACS employee currently
working for Reader's Digest, a compa-
ny that uses pennies for customer mail-
ing campaigns.
Once collected 4nd deposited, most
of the money will be used for transport-
ing patients to and from hospitals, pro-
viding them with crutches and wheel-
chairs, organizing support groups and
maintaining a "wig bank" for patients
involved in chemotherapy.
The ACS is hoping for a significant
turnout next week. When asked what
would be done if some of the pennies
remained unloaded, Mathie said, "Oh,
we'll get them all anyway, but it will be
a slow process in the office."
The ACS project is called "Pennies
From Heaven" and will last from 8 a.m.
until 7 p.m. each day at Saint Francis
Church, located on 2250 East Stadium
Blvd. Free food and beverages will be
offered.

Solar boating
Some members and advisers of the University's Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department's solar boat team
show off the boat they designed and produced. The team recently competed in the Solar Splash on Lake Michigan in
Milwakee, where it broke the world 300-meter sprint record. The nine-member team placed first out of 18 schools in the
race. Participating in the successful endeavor were Engineering senior and team coordinator John Tressel (left), Rick
Royce, Prof. Armin Troesch, Prof. Michael Bemitsas, Brent Savender and Connie Savender.
Universit names new ITD direCtor
By Katie Wang
Daily News Editor Tennessee and has served as the University's director of the
School of Information Sciences. She has also served as act-
The Information Technology Division will have a new ing vice chancellor for information infrastructure.
executive director this fall. Jose-Marie Griffiths will become "Griffiths' experience in developing and using a partici-
the executive director and chief patory process at Tennessee to estab-
information officer of ITD lish a vision, long-range plan and
effective Sept. 1. She will be (Griffith) will work organizational structure for comput-
assuming the responsibilities of ing and telecommunications will
former chief operating officer with others to ensure serve her well at the University," said
of ITD, Sam Plice, and a por- University Provost J. Bernard
tion of the responsibilities of h University's Machen. "One of her key responsi-
Douglas Van Houweling, vice . bilities here will be maintaining and
provost for information tech- national presence n enhancing strategic partnerships with
nology. schools, colleges, major administra-
In winter 1995, Van tive units and vendors."
Houweling was named dean for Machen also said Griffith will
Nacademic outreach. Plice ' "work with others to ensure the
retired from his post on July 1 - J Bernard Machen University's national presence in
As director, Griffiths will be Provost information technology and provide
directly responsible for ITD University leadership in the development and
operations and will work to develop and implement strategic implementation of University policies to support the achieve-
planning for information technology at the University. ment of institutional goals in the use of information technol-
Griffiths is currently a professor at the University of ogy."

Correction
Kwesi Hutchful was misidentified as Russell Stewart in a photo in last week's
Daily. Hutchful was a spectator at the City Council meeting last week. He was not
arrested at the anti-KKK rally on June 22.

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