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the butler Sports: First baseman Jimmy Risi has added offense to the Butler baseball team this year. Page 5 VOL. 126 ISSUE 21 ESTABLISHED 1886 INDIANAPOLIS COLLEGIAN A&E: Bob Barrick was recently named the winner of Java Jams. Page 8 BUTLER UNIVERSITY | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 | WWW.THEBUTLERCOLLEGIAN.COM In order to accommodate more students, the Marketplace at Atherton Union will undergo renovations this summer. Over winter break, food stations were expanded, including the sandwich station. approximately 600 more seats. Students said they are excited for the expansion of the area. Freshman sociology major Dani Demerly said she likes the idea that it won’t be as crowded. A new ventilation system also will be installed. This will help get rid of the haze that always seems to linger around Atherton. The food lines will also be reconfigured. A Mongolian grill and brick oven pizza will be some newer food stations. The cook will prepare the food in front of the students. “When people see what’s going into their food, and see people Photo by Josh Morris see atherton page 4 Tuition increases $1,170 SARA PRUZIN SPRUZIN@BUTLER.EDU PRINT MANAGING EDITOR S tudents again will shell out more for their Butler University college experience next year. The Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition 3.75 percent, room fees by 3.4 percent and board by 6.1 percent next year. While it is lower than last year’s tuition increase of 4.6 percent, it is more than 2010’s 3.5 percent increase. Tuition was $31,110 in 2011 and will total $32,280 in 2012. Danko said it was his hope going into the Board of Trustees meeting to have the lowest percentage tuition increase in history and keep the hike less than 3 percent. With the realities of the university budget, though, he said a that raise of 3 percent would have the university operating in the red. “While this does not provide Butler with any additional discretionary resources to address a whole range of strategic opportunities—and in fact we have had to tighten our belts—I believe we’ve worked hard to keep our tuition increase quite reasonable,” Danko said in an email to The addition of guest passes. “The numbers actually come out a lot Collegian, “especially when you consider the fact that we continue to provide serious better,” Johnson said. Danko said in the email to the Butler financial aid bringing the net tuition paid community that to mitigate these raises, the well below the posted price.” Danko said that there are currently not 2012–2013 budget will include nearly $50 million in student scholarships and grants, other ways to cover those costs. “A driving factor in our deliberations which he said is $11 million more than when was the reality that until Butler University the economic downturn began four years dramatically increases its endowment, we ago. —Additional reporting by Kyler Naylor will remain highly tuition-dependent,” Danko said in an email to the Butler community. Alex Bristol, a sophomore business major, said the raise may have been necessary, but it may be a burden to students. $32,280 “I understand it’s a hard time economically, and I’m sure how even Butler would be suffering in it’s own way, but it puts a lot more strain on students,” he said. Addressing the 6.1 percent increase in board fees, Vice President for Student Affairs Levester Johnson said that $31,110 3 students are actually going to be 2-1 1 0 seeing more of those funds come 2 back to them because of an increase in flex dollars in the new meal plan and the T BEN HORVATH BHORVATH@BUTLER.EDU STAFF WRITER Next year’s team of seven executives in Student Government Association is almost complete, but President-elect Mike Keller is still looking for one more. The SGA vice president of diversity position, one of six vice presidential positions, remains vacant because no one has applied. While the position remains empty, the remaining vice presidential positions and parliamentarian position are filled. Members of assembly appointed Scott Nemeth to act as the vice president of administration. Nemeth will also act as the chair of the Council on Presidential Affairs. Members of assembly also appointed Derek Friederich to act as the vice president of finance. Friederich will oversee the budget and the grants committee. Keller appointed Emily Burgoyne as vice president of public relations. Burgoyne will oversee the organization’s advertising. Keller chose Stevan Tomich as next year’s vice president of operations. Tomich will oversee the SGA shuttle and the day-to-day see sga page 4 Tuition Throughout the Years Butler University National Average at Private Institutions 0 9-1 0 20 $28,460 1 0-1 201 $26,129 A er 2 1-1 201 $29,452 t $28,500 v i n U n o i it u t a iv For r eP the $27,265 $27,464 n o i it tle Spot open on SGA exec board BY THE NUMBERS Bu see data page 3 rU ni The American Student Government Association is weighing in on the Butler University SGA’s refusal to publicly release its election results. Butch Oxendine, the executive director of ASGA, said that the association advises its member institutions to release the data results of their elections. “Student Government election results should be posted at all times, at all colleges and universities, including private institutions. Transparency is wise,” Oxendine said in a comment posted on in response to a story about the Butler SGA’s decision. Oxendine said ASGA is an advisory organization that trains student governments to be more effective. Butler’s SGA is one of the 1,100 member institutions involved with ASGA. It was a founding member when ASGA began in 2003. The College Media Matters story referenced that election numbers are not being released at Butler and raised the question of what the proper level of transparency is for student government elections. The issue arose when The Collegian requested the data after the March election. The Election Oversight Committee and SGA president Al Carroll denied the request, but an SGA representative brought the issue up during assembly. The assembly first voted 58-55 to publicly release the data. The Monday following the vote, an SGA representative made a BROOKE DEADY BDEADY@BUTLER.EDU STAFF WRITER The second phase of renovations at the Marketplace at Atherton Union will begin as soon as students leave for the summer. The first phase, which took place over winter break, renovated mainly the front of Atherton. The second phase will focus on the back of the building. “Students will be able to see into the kitchen, so there’s not as much mystery,” said Stacey Puck, director of dining services. The phase-two renovations will cost $2.3 million and include an addition of 5,000 square feet, which will accommodate space for sit OLIVIA INGLE OINGLE@BUTLER.EDU ONLINE MANAGING EDITOR Atherton to receive $2.3M makeover ve r National SGA advises Butler to release election data Opinion: Is the tenure review process flawless? We don’t think so. Page 10 students who enrolled in 2009, price to attend Butler for four years will have increased $2,408 each year, or $1,204 each semester. INSIDE ACADEMICS | PART ONE Faculty face budget, programming demands HAYLEIGH COLOMBO SARA PRUZIN COLLEGIAN@BUTLER.EDU For the next two weeks, Susan Zurbuchen will be busier than usual. On top of her regular class load and the responsibilities that come with her role as chair of Butler University’s Arts Administration program, she is taxed with finding enough time to schedule half-hour appointments with each of her 35 advisees. The two-person Arts Administration department shares the burden to accommodate students with faculty members across the university who all face growing program sizes, a competitive faculty line addition process, a tight budget and demands for faculty to contribute to Butler’s core curriculum. The result of these challenges is a delicate balancing act for university administrators, deans, program chairs and faculty to maintain department sizes that comfortably serve both the students and faculty. “It is indeed a balancing act,” Zurbuchen said. “For us, the most important thing is to serve the students.” A university-wide glimpse at the ratio of a program’s size to its It is indeed a balancing act. For us, the most important thing is to serve the students. SUSAN ZURBUCHEN CHAIR, ARTS ADMINISTRATION number of full-time faculty reveals the Arts Administration program is among the most strapped, along with Communication Sciences & Disorders, Psychology, Journalism, Marketing, Biology and others. But determining Butler’s SPORTS 5 | ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 8 | OPINION 10 | PHOTOS 12 overall faculty stress-load is much more complicated than just simple division, said College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Jay Howard. “If we want to be true to Butler’s identity and mission, then you’ve got to think more broadly about head count,” Howard said. “It’s about their contribution to curriculum as a whole, and it’s a value judgment.” Tiny programs that appear to be breezing by with a high number of full-time faculty for how many students major in that area, such as Religion or Media, Rhetoric and see faculty page 3


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