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Volume CXVI No. 59 » INSIDE Dining Services praised at monthly meeting By Victoria Smey Senior Staff Writer LECTURE DISCUSSES ‘FEMALE MASCULINITY’ Lecturere discusses the ‘fluidity of sexuality.’ FOCUS/ page 7 ‘Walking over the catamounts’ Walker goes for 42, Huskies move to 2-0. SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: DON’T PUT CT FERRIES ON THE BUDGET’S CHOPPING BLOCK Ferries have historic and cultural significance. COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: QUAKER CONGREGATION SIGN STOLEN Mansfield Quaker congregation asks thief to return it. NEWS/ page 2 » weather THURSDAY Chance of Showers High 54/ Low 28 thursday/friday Dining services and transportation were the hottest topics at USG’s monthly “Straight from the Source” meeting Tuesday. C. Dennis Pierce, director of Dining Services, fielded questions about sustainability, specific recipes and policies about taking food from the dining halls. He began with a brief update about the new reusable plastic containers at the Student Union, which students can purchase, return at the end of their meal, and receive a ticket to trade in for a new container at their next meal. “So far the Marketplace has sold about 60, but it’s a program that is still growing,” Pierce said. One student asked Pierce about the validity of a rumor he heard about UConn making its own honey, which Pierce confirmed. Pierce explained that the university consumes approximately 1800 pounds of honey per year and has placed 10 bee hives off of Route 195, “where UConn used to have apple orchards,” to cultivate its own source of honey. Another student inquired about receiving a recipe for macaroon cookies, which UConn bakes at its own bakery. Students generally asked lighthearted questions and praised the dining services for the recent improvements it had made. High 53 Low 26 » index Classifieds 3 Comics 5 Commentary 4 Crossword/Sudoku 5 Focus 7 InstantDaily 4 Sports 14 The Daily Campus 11 Dog Lane Storrs, CT 06268 Box U-4189 Potential changes to UConn 2000 discussed at CPPAC By Liz Crowley Campus Correspondent JIM ANDERSON/The Daily Campus UConn Police Chief Robert Hudd, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Barry Feldman and Vice President for Student Affairs John Saddlemire speak with students at ‘Straight From the Source. “We don’t usually get compliments here, so thank you,” Pierce said. Janet Freniere, manager of Transportation Services, answered questions about the possibility of adding more buses to the routes and service times to the bus schedules. She noted that some of the 21 buses that the university owns are very old and have acquired as many as 300,000 miles on them. Many have been in recent need of service. “We just put three new buses on order,” said Freniere. “The » THREE, page 2 The Capital Projects Planning Advisory Committee met yesterday in the Bishop Center to discuss updates and revisions in the Timeline of UConn 2000 and activity of the University’s Arboretum Committee. After the approval of the minutes from their previous meeting, Alexandria Roe, director of planning and program development for UConn’s architectural and engineering services, presented the potential changes to UConn 2000. UConn 2000 is a program that is “renewing, rebuilding and enhancing [UConn’s] campuses through a $2.3 billion, 20-year state investment in the University’s infrastructure,” according to its website. The program aims to improve UConn’s academics and research programs. Such changes include the demolition of the Jamie Homero Arjona Building and the renovation of the Henry Ruthven Monteith Building. The plan is to turn Monteith into office space so they do not lose too much valuable room. Roe said, “We have looked at adding the funds necessary to demolish Arjona, to demolish the [Central] Warehouse and renovate Monteith.” CPPAC is also increasing the funding for the Psychology Building renovation and addition and the Wilfred B. Young Building renovation. Other projects include redevelopment of the George Safford Torrey Life Science Building and the Edward V. Gant Science Complex. “The hospital addition to the UConn 2000 program added two years to the program,” Roe said. She also explained that $50 million has been allocated for this project. The buildings being considered for renovation areolder and are missing key components that newer buildings have. For example, the Psychology Building’s roof leaks, the Young Building needs new windows, central air conditioning and more space and the science buildings do not have adequate space to conduct scientific research. “We will be convening a committee to look at a small addition to the building and renova- » COMMITTEE, page 2 UConn students: homeless for a night By Jennifer Silber Campus Correspondent Last night, anyone walking by the Student Union witnessed an interesting spectacle: crowds of UConn students camped out on the Student Union lawn as the final leg of the annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week came to a close. The event, which is organized each fall by UConn’s ConnPIRG, Amnesty International and the Multicultural Greek Council chapter, was started as a way to help raise food and money and to promote awareness of homelessness across Connecticut and the United States. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week takes place annually the week before Thanksgiving. UConn is just one of the more than 500 campuses and communities that participate each year. Last year, more than 70 people attended UConn’s sleepout to show their support. Throughout the course of the night, student participants spread out on the Student Union lawn equipped with cardboard boxes, a standard supply for nighttime shelter for many homeless in the KELLY GANLEY/The Daily Campus Students hunker down in their makeshift “home” for the night. The demonstration was the closing event of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. United States. The event was catered with modest meals such as soup and chili, and some of UConn’s A Cappella groups came out for nighttime entertainment for the brave students spending the night out in the elements. The annual campout is designed to show support for Connecticut’s homeless population and raise awareness for this growing social problem in the United States. “We’re trying to make people aware of the fact that homelessness is becoming more widespread in Transformer fire causes power outage By Jay Polansky Associate News Editor High 44 Low 30 Thursday, November 18, 2010 A small fire which damaged a transformer across from the infirmary on Glenbrook Road Wednesday morning caused no injuries but caused the power to be shut off in the area, UConn Fire Chief John Mancini said. Around noon, Power was shut off in Wood Hall, Storrs Hall, Jorgensen, Student Health Services and the Old Warehouse around noon so Connecticut Light and Power could make repairs, according to a safety alert sent via e-mail to the university community. At 10:14 a.m., the UConn Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Wilbur Cross for a report of smoke in the area. Two minutes later, the department was dispatched to the transformer, according to Mancini. When the fire department arrived, they did not find a major fire, just the blown-out switching station. “It basically put itself out,” Mancini said. “It’s more of an inconvenience than anything.” UConn’s police and fire departments temporarily shut down Glenbrook Road, but pedestrian and vehicular traffic was moving past the scene by the afternoon. Evening classes in Wood Hall were cancelled Wednesday due to the power outage. Construction in the area, which had closed the road for the previous months, had been completed and was not a factor in the fire, according to Mancini. The specific cause of the fire is currently under investigation. our state,” said Morgan Clark, a 3rd-semester exploratory major who is involved in the organization of UConn’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. “We want to show that homelessness affects everyone.” The previous night, two speak- ers from Boston came to UConn to share their own firsthand experiences with homelessness and emphasize the reality of the situation that many college students have not been exposed to. The lecture focused on the fact that each person who is homeless has a different story and different reasons for their situation, and that not everyone who is homeless is necessarily “on the street.” “You can’t put a face on homelessness,” Clark said emphasizing that people who are homeless have a variety of reasons, and many people have no other choice in our nation’s current economic climate. In late 2009, 15.3 million people were unemployed in the United States, about 10 percent of the population. In addition to the events held to raise public awareness of hunger and homelessness, ConnPIRG has also been collecting nonperishable items for food drives at their events throughout the week. Donations are collected in collaboration with Community Outreach for a mutual food drive benefiting the homeless in Connecticut. Pro-choice group promotes maternal rights, sex education on campus By Kimberley Wilson Campus Correspondent A Students United for Reproductive Justice meeting was held at the Women’s Center on Wednesday. Formerly known as the Reproductive Rights Committee, SURJ is a pro-choice committee dedicated to promoting reproductive choice and education through films, panels, volunteering and fund-raising. SURJ covers issues such as abortion, gender, sex-education, birth, and maternal rights. The committee has attended and has been involved in several events concerning these issues so far this year. SURJ recently picketed a crisis pregnancy center in Willimantic that was distributing biased and false abortion information. According to members of SURJ, the center issues incorrect medical information such as “abortions will give you breast cancer,” and biased information such as “God will judge you for getting an abortion.” » SURJ, page 3 What’s on at UConn today... Khmer Rouge Documentary 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium “Enemies of the People” is about the brutal Cambodian Regime led by infamous dictator Pol Pot. Food Inc. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Student Union Theater Come watch “Food, Inc.,” a documentary about our country’s highlymechanized food industry. Invisible Children Meeting 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Student Union 321 This student group is focused on raising awareness and money for those affected by the war in Northern Uganda and the surrounding area. Female Objectification Program 6:30 8:30 p.m. Student Union 303 “The American Women Program on Female Objectification” is an interactive presentation about how to change societal perceptions of women as objects. -JOE ADINOLFI

The Daily Campus: Nov. 18

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