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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Vol. 75, Number 1 (Oct. 1973)

The University,   pp. 12-16 ff.

Page 13

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  By early October the centers were
officially closed, but only officially.
The University had withdrawn
financial aids, but students continued
to come and go at both places,
seemingly confident that University
administration would not attempt
a lock-out.
  The controversy approached the
legislature when State Senator Monroe
Swan (D-Mil.) threatened to intro-
duce a bill on the subject. He did not,
but in the threat he summarized
concisely much of what blacks and
their supporters had said in preceding
weeks. The University had been
unresponsive and inconsiderate in its
decision to close the centers, he said,
led by "reactionary influences" from
within the administration which
"stifled progressive achievements." He
called invalid the argument that the
centers promote segregation, because
"the University administration itself
is segregated."
  Swan decried the fact that the
decision was made without adequate
feedback, as did black Prof. Charles
Anderson of Afro-American Studies
and meteorology. While the University
should not be "blackjacked" into
capitulation by threats of student
disruptions, Anderson said, the closing
"seems to have been a unilateral
  A member of the executive com-
mittee of the Afro Center when it
started, Anderson observed that it had
strayed somewhat from the original
concept as a "place with a more
academic slant." But, he told the
Capital Times in late August,
"Whether the center stays or the
center goes, the needs that we had
enunciated are still there. That is,
the minority student is put on a
campus which is geared primarily
to the majority's .aste and culture
in all forms.
   "Ok, you abolish the center. Then
I would like to see what are your
other programs that take care of these
special needs."
Alumni Directors Meet. WAA hosted, the Big Ten Alumni Directors and
guests from other alumni associations at a 3-day institute late in the summer.
Front row: John Bisset, U. of Wash.; Jim Vermette, U. of Ill.; Ray Willemain,
Northwestern; Ross Lehman, Penn State. Second row: Bob Forman, U. of
Mich.; G. H. Entsminger, U. of Mo.; Ed Haislet, U. of Minn.; Joe Meyer,
U. of Iowa. Third row: Frank Jones, Indiana U.; Jack Maguire, U. of Texas;
John Rosso, U. of Ark.; Robert Odaniell, So. Ill. U. Back row: Arlie Mucks;
Jack Kinney, Mich. St.; Capt. W. S. Busik, U. S. Naval Academy; Wayne
James, Texas Tech; R. J. Rudolph, Purdue; and Richard Mall, Ohio State.
New Name, New Scope
  The campus Center for Health
Sciences has changed its name to
Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center
upon being designated one of eight
new comprehensive cancer centers
by the National Cancer Institute.
It will bring the latest developments
in diagnosis and therapy to patients
in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and
eastern Iowa, an area of about
3.7 million people.
  Harold Rusch MD is director of the
center. He is former director of the
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer
Research on the campus.
  The new designation means that
the center will be eligible for at
least $1.2 million in NCI funds in
each of the next two years. It has
received $709,000 in the past seven
months. Each of the eight centers
around the country will coordinate
all facets of cancer treatment, research
and teaching, then disseminate the
information to other medical facilities
in its area. While patients are here
for treatment, Rusch said, the center
will keep in close contact with the
hometown physician. This will make
it easier for the patient to go home
because his physician will know
what has been done and what further
treatment may be necessary. And
it will save the patient money,
he added.
  The center will begin major study
in the psycho-social problems of
cancer, to help the patient and his
family deal with the realities of the
illness. It will stress rehabilitation
and recovery of normal activities.
  The UW has long been a leader
in chemotherapy for cancer. Research
in this area will be expanded at the
center, as it will in clinical oncology
and early detection.

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