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Volume CXIX No. 72 » INSIDE UConn holds 7th annual Art 4 AIDS event By Samm Roberts Campus Correspondent SHIMABUKURO PLAYS SECOND CONCERT AT JORGENSEN Full band sound from a ukelele. FOCUS/ page 5 BOWLING FOR A CHANCE UConn needs win to be bowl-eligible. SPORTS/ page 12 EDITORIAL: KENDIG’S SALARY TOO HIGH IN WAKE OF BUDGET CUTS Vice president of communications paid too much in wake of UConn’s budget reduction. COMMENTARY/page 8 INSIDE NEWS: FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR SPEAKS ON IRISH LANGUAGE Ireland native teaches UConn students about Gaelic. NEWS/ page 2 » weather Friday Partly cloudy High 37 Low 28 Saturday/Sunday High 39 Low 38 High 54 Low 42 » index Classifieds 3 Comics 8 Commentary 4 Crossword/Sudoku 8 Focus 5 InstantDaily 4 Sports 12 The Daily Campus 1266 Storrs Road Storrs, CT 06268 Box U-4189 Friday, November 30, 2012 As part of the 7th Annual “Art 4 AIDS” event during World AIDS Week, Thursday night’s HIV/AIDS vigil was a tremendous success. More than 100 people gathered in room 310 in the Student Union at 7 p.m. for the event, which followed the opening of the art exhibit on Wednesday. The event was hosted by Amy Maladore, a Health Education student worker who had been working on the event since last January, and Joleen Nevers, the Health Education coordinator. Many thanks were given, especially to Planned Parenthood Campus Action and to the Student Union for supplying the room in which to display the artwork. All of the pieces of art inside the room were created to raise awareness about “the reality of the HIV/AIDS pandemic that has affected people around the world,” according to the pamphlets given out at the event. Upon entry, each attendee was given a pink glow-stick bracelet, which seemed like the only color in the darkened room during the minute-long moment of silence halfway through the event. Also attending were three of UConn’s a capella groups that had volunteered to sing at the event: the Rolling Tones, the Conn Men and A Minor. Each group performed two pieces, with occasional solos in some of the songs. The Rolling Tones performed “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan with a solo by Kaitlyn Witt, and “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls with a solo by Tyler Delano. The Conn Men performed “Bring it on Home to Me” by Sam Cooke and “Hard Times Come Again No More” by Stephen C. Foster. A Minor performed “Dreaming with a Broken Heart” by John Mayer, and “Sunrise” by Norah Jones. In between each performance, statistics were read about HIV and AIDS in an effort to remind the attendees of the severe impact that the diseases have on many people’s lives. There are currently 33.4 million people in the world living with AIDS, and approximately one in every five people living with HIV JON KULAKOFSKY/The Daily Campus A piece of artwork hangs on display at UConn’s 7th annual Art 4 AIDS event. The event is held as part of World AIDS Week, a week dedicated to spreading awareness of HIV and AIDS. are unaware of their infection. One in every four people with HIV/AIDS is between the ages of 13 and 24. Every nine minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected. The best ways to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS is to get tested and practice safe sex, or even abstinence. UConn Health Services is located in South campus, and they reminded the attendees that they supplied free safe sex supplies to students. They also reminded everyone that Planned Parenthood also supplies abstinence kits, and that 91 percent of their services are preventative. The next event for World AIDS Week will be Condoma-thon, taking place during UConn Late Night this Friday. Eco Madness energy, water conservation Student Health Services plans to competition on campus comes to a close get new building on campus By Daniel Candella Campus Correspondent The month-long energy and water conservation competition known as Eco Madness has come to an end. Among the winners this year were Sprague, Alsop and Whitney. Sprague remained dominant in the water reduction category since week two, ending up with a 21 percent reduction at the end of the Double or Nothing week. Alsop held onto second place again, closing with 13 percent. As in past years, Whitney finished third and ended with an 11 percent water reduction. Since its beginning in 2006, there has been several contests offered for the students to get involved in a “sustainable-living” movement. One such contest is directly designed for each individual student. The dormitory that saved the largest percentage of energy and water on a per person basis, factored in with the building’s participation points, was used in determining the winners. As in past years, the winning dorm will receive a free Dairy Bar ice cream party for all the residents, as well as an Energy Offset Certificate. Katie Kelleher, a 3rdsemester economics major and intern at the Architectural Engineering & Building Services, was the chief organizer for the “Eco-Madness” competition. She said that reducing our energy use is dependent on “the students living on the floors, getting their peers pumped up.” This year’s competition was between the residential areas Buckley, Shippee, Northwest, Towers, East and West. Students could raise awareness for their floor by volunteering to be an “Eco-Captain.” The captain’s main respon- sibility was to motivate his or her residence hall in saving energy and water. There were a total of 143 floors in the six participating dorms. This meant that there could have been a potential of 143 captains. Of the prospective 143 slots, “only four captains volunteered,” Kelleher said. That is a two percent participation rate. Kelleher said a “lack of communication” between the hall directors and the AES Building was responsible for this “low turnout rate.” She said she is not deterred by this and that even though the competition officially ended on Oct. 30, “students can actively participate in energy conservation year long.” Alanna Riley, a transfer student from Avery Point, said that there was a “lack of com- “More energyefficient means of safety could be implemented, such as luminescent strips along the walls or motion detectors.” -Jake Parsons Batterson Hall resident munication” and wishes that the organizers in the ASE Building were more “actively visiting the halls, and it would be nice if someone would come personally talk to us.” In response to the twopercent participation rate for “Eco-Captain,” Riley said, “It’s kind of sad because there could have been more help for advertising.” She said each student can actively do his or her part by being “consciously aware” of day-to-day routines, like brushing their teeth. She suggested students should turn off the water faucet in between brushes. Another problem Riley and Ben Young, both residents of Batterson Hall, noticed that “several” residents leave lights, fans, air-conditioners and TVs on on a regular basis. Jake Parsons, a junior and resident of Batterson Hall, had several concerns and suggestions for his fellow neighbors. He believed students could conserve a considerable amount of water by simply lathering up with soap before turning on the shower and repeating that step, turning on the water only when necessary. The Eco Madness posters located in the dorms state that a typical shower uses five to 10 gallons per minute and the average student takes a 15-minute shower equaling at least 75 gallons per use. Cutting back to a recommended shower time of just five minutes would increase water conservation by 33 percent. Kelleher instructed curious students to log onto UConn’s Energy Services website for a detailed, daily water-flow chart, which shows the total amount of water used in any particular resident hall. The average daily usage for each hall is approximately 5,800 gallons. “This is how we’re able to collect the necessary data to track water and lighting usage in order to determine a winner,” Kelleher said. A concern Parsons had was the hallway lighting and the bathroom lights “are on 24/7.” “It seems wasteful and it’s » GREEN, page 2 RACHEL WEISS/The Daily Campus This Nov. 29 photo shows the entrance to Student Health Services. Student Health Services has plans for a new building on campus. By Katherine Tibedo Senior Staff Writer Student Health Services will continue to be an Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health accredited health care organization and has plans for a new building on campus. An AAACH accreditation means that the facility has passed a thorough review of its practice and facilities. The accreditation, which UConn has held since 1985, serves an assurance of quality for students. The process involves detailed examination of everything from record keeping, staff credentials, laboratory procedurals and building quality. “For us, it assures us that we really are providing high quality care,” SHS Director Michael Kurland said. “For students, it’s like a Good Housekeeping seal.” Furthermore, the accreditation allows SHS to work with Medicare and helps with insurance participation, meaning students pay less out of pocket. Only 100 to 200 schools nation-wide have an AAACH accreditation, according to Kurland. SHS was found to be sufficiently compliant in all categories with the exception of parking and the quality of the building. “It wasn’t made for today’ standards for a medical facility,” Kurland said. The latest accreditation renewal was issued Nov. 5 and expires Nov. 4, 2015. Kurland said that SHS hopes to address the areas of partial compliance in the near future. “There are plans for a new building,” he said. He added that SHS is hoping to go before the Board of Trustees within the month to apply for approval for the new building. In addition, SHS will be working with the new UConn Health Center branch coming to Storrs. He said that UConn Health Center and SHS will compliment each other, with UConn Health Center serving a larger, more general population. What’s on at UConn today... Honoring Marilyn Nelson 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. UConn Co-Op Join the English department as they recognize and celebrate Professor Emerita Marilyn Nelson’s lifetime contribution to American poetry. Piano and String Chamber Ensemble 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. von der Mehden Recital Hall See the Piano and String Chamber Ensemble play at von der Mehden Recital Hall. Condom-a-thon 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Student Union Come to Condom-a-thon at Late Night to learn more about safe sex in honor of World AIDS week. Students will be able to pick up safe sex supplies, and sundaes will be served. Men’s Hockey vs. Canisus 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Freitas Ice Forum UConn will play against Canisus at the Freitas Ice Forum. – CHRISTIAN FECTEAU

The Daily Campus: November 30, 2012

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