In a press release issued Nov. 26:
Carleton University Students’ Association President Brittany Smyth has indicated that CUSA council will revisit the motion to change the orientation program charity from Shinerama.
“It has become clear that there is not an appetite at Carleton to change from Shinerama” said Ms.Smyth “The responsible thing to do is to reverse the decision.”
While the motion merely stated the students’ association would investigate switching to another charity, students have made it clear that they do not want the change.
“I both respect and admire the students’ commitment to the cause of raising funds for cystic fibrosis.” stated Ms.Smyth “I believe this issue has been blown out of proportion but the motion was never meant to imply that raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis research was not a worthwhile cause. I do apologize for the negative attention Carleton has received”.