The print edition of The Daily Campus from April 29, 2013.
INSIDE Finals cause stress, acne Opinions on Bush center events DMA features Greek, Roman art PAGE 2 PAGE 4 PAGE 6 Hunt drafted by Bengals PAGE 5 MONDAY MONDAY High 88, Low 63 TUESDAY High 88, Low 64 APRIL 29, 2013 VOLUME 98 ISSUE 85 FIRST COPY FREE, ADDITIONAL COPIES 50 CENTS Presidential library opens for SMU day JULIE FANCHER Assignments Desk Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Just days after the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, today SMU students, staff and faculty have the opportunity to tour the museum. While last week’s festivities were invitation only, the doors will be opened today for a select amount of students who registered for a time to tour the presidential center. Within 24 hours of the tour registration being open, there were only two time slots left open. Those who will be attending SMU Day today will be able to tour the museum, which features a exhibit dedicated to September 11th and an exact replica of the Oval Office. “Students, faculty and staff who reserved tickets have the opportunity to see the museum, Freedom Hall and the gift shop,” SMU Vice President for Development and External Affairs Brad Cheves said. Until today the only people to tour the exhibit were members of the Bush Center, and select members of the media, who were given a tour on April 24. The Daily Campus had a chance to send a photographer into the center. Those photographs are available on smudailycampus.com and offer a look inside the museum to those who did not schedule a tour today. The five presidents who were on hand for the April 25 dedication toured the museum just before the ceremony. The Bush Center will open to the public Wednesday and SMU students, faculty and staff can enter for free with a valid SMU I.D. CHRISTOPHER SAUL/The Daily Campus Former President Bill Clinton delivers his remarks at the dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25 on SMU campus. policy social SMU’s improvement of campus crime alerts heighten awareness erica robbie Copy Editor email@example.com Brightly colored posters with bold messages that read: “Alert! Recent Sexual Assault on Campus!,” are plastered on doors and buildings across SMU’s campus. Faculty members and students have posted these flyers as part of an ongoing initiative to raise awareness about sexual assault. While it is often difficult to miss these neon signs, it’s impossible to miss the meaning behind them – a message that hasn’t always been so apparent. SMU students have recently noticed a major surge in campus crime reports. Diana Mansour is an SMU junior who wanted to live on Daniel Street her senior year. Traditionally, Daniel Street’s close proximity to campus has made it a popular and convenient location for SMU students. This year, however, the area has fallen victim to more than one sexual assault. “When I showed my mom crime alert emails from this year, she was like, ‘No way you’re living there, Diana,’” Mansour said. Mansour, who currently resides at the Shelby on SMU Boulevard, also never minded walking home at night – until this year. Other upperclassmen agree that SMU hasn’t always felt this way. “The university has significantly increased student awareness about sexual assaults since I’ve been here,” senior Allegra Nigh said. But what most people don’t realize is that SMU is no less safe than it used to be. If anything, the heightened awareness is creating a safer environment. “Statistically, we haven’t seen an increase in sexual crimes themselves,” Karen Click, director of the Women’s Center on campus, said. “What we’re seeing is an increase in reporting – from both the students, and the university.” This initiative began about a year ago, when a Daily Campus newspaper series forced SMU to reevaluate the way it handled reports of sexual assault. In September 2012, President R. Gerald Turner created the Task Force on Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures to “examine how the university handles allegations of misconduct among students.” Several reports of assault throughout the 2012-2013 academic year, including the John David Mahaffey case that received national attention, has only strengthened this change in culture. Last spring, SMU student, runner and rape victim Monika Korra released her full story to the public. Following Korra’s story, Greek life organizes, participates in philanthropy events Delta Gamma Anchor Splash, Tri Delt Triple Play raise money for sorority philanthropies CHRISTOPHER SAUL/The Daily Campus See CRIME page 3 campus SMU dining uses survey results to make changes, additions at RFoC emily heft Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org SMU Dining has changed significantly since last semester, but for many students, much is left to be desired. Following a series of student surveys, the SMU dining management made several changes to the cafeteria, Real Food on Campus, this semester. “We are always looking for more ways to incorporate lean proteins, whole grains, a variety of fruits and veggies and dairy into our menu, and the changes to RFoC this semester reflect that,” resident dietician Claire Florsheim said. More fruits and vegetables, quinoa, toasted barley and chicken have been added in the Produce Market. Other recent additions include breakfast items, like an improved omelet bar with hummus, the pancake machine, the fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt and homemade granola bar. “The peanut butter chocolate ABOVE: Sophomore Tri Delt Annie Basler swings at a pitch Sunday afternoon at Tri Delt Triple Play. RIGHT: Team Seamen form an anchor with their bodies as they rehearse for their synchronized swimming routine at Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash Saturday. BELOW: Beta Theta Pi fraternity members huddle up to prepare to perform a synchronized swim routine for DG’s Anchor Splash. PAIGE MICHLIK/The Daily Campus KATY RODEN/The Daily Campus The omelet bar in RFoC in Umphrey Lee is a student favorite. chips in the morning are delicious. I mix [them] with vanilla yogurt and granola and I'm happy as can be,” said first-year student Molly O’Connor. The final recent addition is the return of the sandwich station, boasting homemade bread. This is a consistent student favorite because it is always available. “I love the new sandwich bar. Whenever they don't have any [other] food I like I always go there,” said first-year student John Wilson. Most students praise the recent change. “I think the new food and management is such an improvement from last semester,” first-year student Emily Ward said. However, many still complain that food is sometimes sparse. “I don’t like that at random times of the day there is absolutely nothing to eat,” said first-year student Amelia Dracup. From about 2 to 4:30 p.m., RFoC has very limited options. Students who have class until LAUREN MURPHY/The Daily Campus CHRISTOPHER SAUL/The Daily Campus ABOVE: First-year Jordan Greenburg takes a swing at a pitch Sunday afternoon at Tri Delt Triple Play. The event, held at Burleson Park, benefitted St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. LEFT: Beta Theta Pi members point at sophmore Danny Coonce while performing their routine in The Falls pool at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports at Delta Gamma Anchor Splash Saturday. LAUREN MURPHY/The Daily Campus See FOOD page 3 2 HEALTH MONDAY n APRIL 29, 2013 be aut y The Daily Campus Skincare problems increase during times of stress whiteheads, papules and nodules. When dirt and oil trap dead skin cells, they clog the pores and cause acne to form. Residual bacteria can also create acne symptoms. Acne is not just limited to the face; it can actually affect any area of skin. Not treating acne will undoubtedly allow the disease to spread. Acne needs proper handling and can lead to “cystic” symptoms that require intense oral prescription use when not treated properly. This intense strain of acne also causes permanent scarring to the skin. Not only does acne have physically damaging effects, but it results in emotional strain as well. From low self-esteem to depression, acne can be shameful for its victim. Acne can affect anyone, even babies and elderly adults. However, adolescents and college students are acne’s prime targets. Washing your face is not the only way to prevent acne. Changing these habits and influences on acne can actually save your skin. Here are a few ways to do so: Diet. Through scientific research, it has been proven that certain foods can cause or reduce acne. Foods that are high in fat and sugar content produce acne by increasing hormones that lead to pimples. Instead of feeding your body these types of foods, switch to low fat dairy products. One of the essential vitamins the skin needs is Vitamin A. Fruits such as blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of antioxidants that also combat acne. Cleaning. Washing your face can be a tedious task, however it is extremely essential for clear, healthy skin. Our faces should be washed at least morning and night, and especially after any type of physical activity. Since dirt and oils are the leading cause to blocking dead skin cells and clogging pores, it is crucial to wash your face immediately after sweating. Finding the right skin wash is an important factor in keeping skin healthy. If your face is oily, products with salicylic acid are the choice for you. However, if your skin tends to be dry, use a gentler product. Stress. Stress is a leading factor in acne growth. When we are stressed, our hormone levels change and our bodies release more oil and the hormone cortisol. Also, with stress comes an improper diet, lack of sleep and less attention to taking care of your skin. Stress leads to the neglect of skin health and needs to be reduced during these crazy times. Ways to do this are to exercise, maintain organization, take breaks from studying and most obviously, get sleep. Sleep. We are consistently told to get more sleep, but in the midst of finals that can be a daunting task. With lack of sleep comes a rise in acne. What causes this steady increase with a lack of sleep is sharp growth in inflammation. According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports, sleep deprivation causes a 40 to 60 percent increase in inflammatory markers, the heart of acne flare-ups. Cutting sleep results in insulin resistance that exacerbates acne. Lastly, a lack of sleep leads to mood changes. With emotional stress, comes the hormonal imbalance, increasing acne. Although college is crunch time, we need to see the importance in maintaining healthy lifestyles to combat these potential problems. As finals approach, reduce your stress, get some more sleep, clean your skin properly and eat well. The results will be well worth your while. Courtesy of thecheatlestherapyroom.com To prevent blemishes and problematic skin, it is important to use proper techniques to cleanse the face and body. ALExa HORNER Contributing Writer email@example.com As the school year winds down, the temperature kicks up and the stress of finals looms ahead, it can only mean one thing: skin problems. For college students, the end of the semester creates the “perfect storm” for skin issues. From acne and irritation to dryness and blemishes, having an uncontrollable imperfection just adds to this end of the semester stress. Sometimes our skin can be easily forgotten in these pressure-filled times. Although our skin can be overlooked, it is actually the largest organ in the human body. Spanning 20 feet, our skin keeps us alive by fortifying our bodies from diseases and other harmful toxins. The skin regulates the body’s internal temperature, which is vital for existence. When our skin is not taken care of properly, it poses consequences to our health and well-being. One of the places people see most notable skin abnormalities is with the emergence of acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40 to 50 million Americans have acne at some time in their life. While most people are aware of the blemishes and irritation acne causes, many are unaware of the real truth behind acne. Acne is a skin disease that can take the form of cysts, blackheads, Hilltop Happenings MONDAY April 29 Lifeguard Training Session 2 at Dedman from 4:30-10 p.m. Police Reports april 23 TUESDAY April 30 april 25 1:08 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Meadows Museum Parking Garage. Two students were referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed. 1:32 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. 5800 Bishop Blvd. Two students were referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed. 1:44 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. 5800 Bishop Blvd. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed. 2:06 a.m. Disorderly Conduct. Binkley Parking Garage. A student was cited and released for urinating in public at this location. Closed. 2:44 a.m. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Owens Art Center Parking Lot. Two student were referred to the Student Conduct Officer for having drug paraphernalia WEDNESDAY March 23 Meadows at the Winspear at the Winspear Opera House at 8 p.m. The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotating Repertory in the Margo Jones Theatre at 8 p.m. Have your own events coming up? Let us know at tinyurl.com/hilltophappenings. Alpha Chi Omega Bake Sale at the Flagpole from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotating Repertory in the Margo Jones Theatre at 8 p.m. 10:02 p.m. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Possession of Alcohol by a Minor/Disorderly Conduct. Kappa Alpha House. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for having alcohol in his room and smoking marijuana in his room. The house is being referred for throwing beer bottles at a security guard. Closed. The Daily Campus MONDAY n APRIL 29, 2013 CRIME: Alerts released more quickly as continued from page 1 SMU increases efforts to inform community may cause victims to mentally block-out certain details, either consciously or subconsciously. Victims describing their attacker’s appearance, and police releasing these details, can be “extremely helpful” in potentially triggering another victim’s memory, Batsell said. Posters, faster email updates, and physical descriptions aren’t the only way SMU is increasing its efforts to inform the community about rape allegations. Nigh noted that while the communication has been most prominently through frequent emails, “SMU has done a good job in other outlets, too – word of mouth, teachers, announcements, etc.” She said that all of her professors, despite their area of study, have brought up the topic of rape at least once during class this semester. One of the many reasons these conversations are so important is because sexual assault affects a greater number of people than most realize. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, also known as RAINN, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted every two minutes. “[The idea is that] this will never happen to me,” Korra said. But the reality is that it can, and it does. One in five women will be sexually assaulted in college, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. What many people also fail to realize is that it isn’t only strangers committing these crimes – in fact in most cases, it’s exactly the opposite. Abigail Boyer is the director of communications and outreach for the Clery Center, the national organization that legally requires all colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid to report their campus crimes. In her years at the institute, Boyer has found that “It is far more likely for students to be hurt by someone they know, usually a friend or acquaintance.” Statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice attest to Boyer’s experience at the Clery Center, which say that, contrary to common myth, the victim and attacker know each other in 80 to 90 percent of sexual assault crimes. The department claims that “the more intimate the relationship, the more likely it is for a rape to be completed rather than attempted.” The Clery Center challenges universities nationwide to be proactive in dealing with campus crimes with its “Beyond the Numbers” initiative. “Beyond the Numbers” recognizes that “colleges and universities that are effectively educating their students and responding to victims may, and most likely will, have higher numbers.” According to Boyer, “rising numbers of sexual assaults does not reflect a greater number of sexual assaults that have occurred.” She explains that the increase is more often due to victims reporting these events because they feel “confident of the response they’ll receive.” Creating a climate in which victims feel comfortable speaking out is key, considering a mere 20 percent of rape cases are reported, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice studies. Additionally, RAINN reports that 97 percent of rapists “will never spend a day in jail.” Click supports Boyer’s assertion, and said that she is “proud that we’re finally creating a community where people feel more comfortable coming forward to share their story and talk about these things that have happened, and especially to people we know.” SMU students and faculty alike hope that the university does not digress, but rather continues to move forward, in creating a communal sense of awareness. FOOD: More vegetarian, vegan options offered by campus dining continued from page 1 NEWS 3 The Daily Campus ran two articles as part of the “Rape and Its Consequences” series. While the first piece, “Justice brings healing: Monika Korra’s journey,” was a personal profile on Korra, it showed how sharing her story and facing her attackers allowed her to overcome the tragedy. Korra said that it was how she found power in an otherwise helpless situation. The second piece in the series, “Sweeping rape under the rug,” was a detailed account of how SMU has historically mishandled rape allegations. Prior to the articles’ publication, the university had only dealt with these cases internally – through what’s called a “grievance process” – in order to receive federal funding by the government. The story included a statement from SMU Police Chief Richard Shafer saying Korra’s trial was the only sexual assault case in which the suspects were prosecuted successfully that he could recall since joining the force in 1999. Though the series sparked controversy among SMU administrators, who immediately issued a public response to The Daily Campus’ articles, the writers’ voices made an undeniable impact. The same day that “Sweeping rape under the rug” ran, SMU issued a crime alert significantly faster than usual, according to crime alert records. Additionally, it marked the first case in three years that SMU provided a physical description of the attacker. The Daily Campus made note of the university’s initiative, publishing a story about the “faster, more detailed” crime alerts only a few days later. SMU investigative journalism professor Jake Batsell, who teaches his students about reporting crime, stressed the importance of providing these physical descriptions. Batsell explained that the traumatic nature of these events 2 p.m. or later miss out on the main rotating lunch entrees and are forced to choose from sandwiches or the other stations that are always open such as cereal. “I get annoyed that they start putting food away and have no food for 40 minutes at a time when they're switching meals,” said first-year student Tyler Coffin. One of the biggest student complaints is these transition periods—there appears to be a lack of options unless it is a specific mealtime. For students with special dietary needs, additional challenges must be faced. Vegetarians and vegans are able to find meals at Healthy on the Hilltop, a station that denotes the ingredients and nutritional value of their healthier options. “We created Healthy on the Hilltop, which caters specifically to our gluten-free and vegan populations, though it is open to anyone, because we have seen such a rise in requests over the last couple of years for these types of meals in particular,” Florsheim said. Vegetarians praise RFoC’s work in accommodating them. “For the most part, RFoC really does a good job at giving vegetarian options. I've noticed that they are making more vegetarian-friendly food,” said first year student Alison Connolly. “I've also noticed they are making more vegetarian food on the weekends which was a problem the first half of the year.” While the needs of these students are being met, vegans seem to have it harder, as in addition to meat, they do not eat eggs, dairy or any other animal product. “If I'm at Healthy on the Hilltop and I don't like what they have, I'm kind of out of luck, or I'm eating my 28th salad of the week,” said first year student Alison Wheaton. “It's hard to find all the things I need in a meal, [like] protein, fruit [and] carbs. I always end up with three to five plates because I have to go back or to different stations to get enough food.” Wheaton said her main issues are small portion size and cut calories at Healthy on the Hilltop, not enough protein like tofu, and unclear denotations of what is vegan and what is not. Students with food allergies also face a challenge when eating at RFoC. Dakota Warde-Levie, a sophomore student who has several food allergies, did not renew her meal plan this year. “Being allergic to so many foods, it was too expensive to get a food plan when all I was eating was the salads,” Warde-Levie said. Students with allergies note that it would be helpful to have common allergens, such as eggs, dairy and peanuts, more clearly listed. First-year student Moez Jamohammad noted another issue. “[As a Muslim student] I think sometimes the food at RFoC is not culturally aware, so some groups on campus aren't able to eat any of the food [on] days when most entrees have pork,” he said. However, those with any special dietary needs should not hesitate to take advantage of the SMU resident dietician, who is available for a free consultation with any student. “With some allergies, there may already be plenty of options already being served that students don't know about, while with other allergies [or needs] we may need to go a step further and look at providing cookedto-order meals,” Florsheim said. The dining staff is dedicated to giving help when asked; students can simply approach them for help finding and planning meals. “Regardless of the need, we want our students healthy and happy,” Florsheim said. Though many students with individual needs have complaints about RFoC, most students are celebrating the recent improvements. The surveys emailed to students in which they could comment on the dining services have created much positive change. With the development of events such as Soul Food Night and a healthy eating week, as well as more change as new survey results come in, students have much to look forward to. Raggio Endowed Lecture Series Please join us! Jill Abramson Executive Editor The New York Times The Boston Marathon Tragedy: “Quality Journalism’s Role in the Hyper Speed News Cycle” Thursday, May 2, 2013 New date! 7:00 p.m. Belo Mansion 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201 Complimentary parking available in Belo Mansion garage. SMU Faculty/Staff/Students: Tickets will be offered free on a first come-first served basis (one ticket per person). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. An email confirmation will be sent before the event. 4 OPINION LETTER TO THE EDITOR MONDAY n APRIL 29, 2013 boston marathon The Daily Campus Thank you for the Presidential Welcome: When a historic gathering of U.S. Presidents visited SMU last Thursday, they encountered a campus that was welcoming, accommodating, and beautifully organized for the dedication events planned by the Bush Foundation. This courteous welcome also extended to the more than 10,000 guests, including several other dignitaries, who attended dedication events, as well as more than 500 members of the local and global media. The world indeed came to SMU April 25, and we showed the world what makes SMU special. The result is a heightened awareness and appreciation of SMU and all who are part of our campus community. I wish to extend my thanks – and that of the Board of Trustees – for the many ways in which you contributed to this successful day for SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center. We are grateful for your cooperation in changing parking and transportation arrangements to allow for campus guest parking, extending your days to take on extra duties, volunteering to help with Bush Center events, co-hosting and providing entertainment for the lively block party, and being a part of the cheering crowds watching fireworks illuminate the sky above Freedom Hall. Now that the campus is settling down to prepare for final exams and another historic event – Commencement on the Main Quad – I wanted to take time to express my deepest gratitude. SMU President R. Gerald Turner Social media changes news delivery kevin matejka Contributing Writer email@example.com The manhunt for Dzhokar Tsarnaev in the early hours of April 19 was morbidly fascinating. Those of us still awake were tuned in to the Boston police scanner to listen in, Google Maps to watch along and Twitter to follow the updates. Every out-of-breath Boston accent could have been the break — resolution to the drama. News was unfolding in real time, not dolled up by CNN or Fox. Ultimately, the Boston PD didn’t find Tsarnaev until the next day, hiding in The Slipaway II. But, for those few hours, the 80,000 people listening to the same feed as I were engrossed in the drama of the manhunt. This spirit of participation in an event thousands of miles away is the very same that sparked the Reddit vigilantism after the Boston bombings. For the few that don’t know, Reddit is a social media site that calls itself the “front page of the internet.” A group of redditors took it upon themselves to find the bombers based on a few pictures and enterprising spirits. They took to it with great vigor, identifying several people they believed to be suspects. They found names, families, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts – all in the name of justice. When I was listening to the scanner I felt what those redditors must have felt, a combination of anger and desire for justice. I yearned for suspect number two to be found and I hungered for any news that would heighten the drama. I, and Reddit, forgot one thing, though. Nuance. That pesky little thing that makes us qualify and question. It makes us think twice before we blame whole ethnic or religious groups for the actions of a few. Nuance was remarkably absent from the coverage of the tragedy in Boston. We accepted any news available, no matter how incorrect, without question. The time after a tragedy is so often one of reflection. We remember those lost and marvel at the spirit and resilience of the city of Boston. We must also reflect inward, at our society’s pathological need for news. Everyone wants answers, especially clean ones. The need for this is all too evident in the New York Daily News’ brush-up of a photo to remove a woman’s bloody, butchered leg. Clean answers, though, are unfortunately all too rare. In the absence of definition we need subtlety, nuance. The ability to pause before making a bold claim. We, as a nation, need to the most basic of acts – stop and think. One of the most disappointing things I heard about this country came immediately after the bombing. A young Saudi national at the marathon, upon hearing the explosion, ran away. He was tackled and held by an American citizen, questioned by the FBI and then let go. Is this how the people of the United States act? This man committed no crime but being Arab near a bomb. The civilian who tackled the Saudi man probably believed he was helping solve the crime, just as Reddit did. Neither of them thought about the undue harm of their actions. They made quick, ill-advised, judgments that were categorically false. The Boston man, Reddit and I all had three things in common those few days, we forgot about the need for nuance. We accepted what we saw on Twitter, watched on CNN, read in the Globe – CNN’s premature report of an arrest comes to mind. Everyone had theories for who did it and why, without ever taking the time to think. We now know it was a pair of disaffected brothers whose ethnically Chechen parents emigrated from Kyrgyzstan. We do not know their motives or their grievances against the US. We know very little, and maybe that is the way it should be. Bush library Student views of Library Dedication Library trumps political parties As a liberal, I often feel like my political views are within a very small minority here at SMU. When political issues like gay marriage pop up in class, I often keep my mouth closed so as to avoid confrontation. People often treat my views as shameful, exclaiming, “Oh... you’re a Democrat...?” as though it is impossible. It never really got to me, but I was not thrilled about the celebrations surrounding the Bush Library because I felt as though I wouldn’t have a place in the social scene. I was pleased to find the opposite was true. The library opening brought SMU together as a student body and as Americans. The celebrations emphasized unity and pride in our school, not in our political party. Despite the protests that suggest the contrary, the library itself is not indicative of Bush’s politics either, but rather a display of the glory of our school and country. The five presidents who visited our school showed unity and friendship which is possible across a scope of party alignments, and served as an example for students to do the same. Palpable excitement and unity ensued during the day’s events, culminating in red white and blue fireworks and a dazzling spectacle of the country’s coming together. —Emily Heft, SMU Freshman Matejka is a senior majoring in international studies. politics The bright side of George W. Bush’s war in Iraq patrick doucette Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, people often criticize the absence of weapons of mass destruction, the loss of American lives, and the instability and endless sectarian violence it brought about. What many people do not realize is that for Iraqi Kurds, George W. Bush is a hero. Despite Iraq’s current challenges, Bush’s invasion gave Iraqi Kurds the unprecedented ability to secure their rights and prosperity. As a result, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is now the safest and arguably most prosperous part of the country. While other parts of Iraq suffer from brutal sectarian violence, the KRG has signed contracts with fifty international oil companies, which have invested over $10 billion in the region. Furthermore, oil companies in the KRG have recently made an agreement with Turkey to construct a pipeline which will supply it with 10 billion cubic meters of oil a year. This development has been made possible by the ousting of Saddam and the creation of a new constitution that enshrines Kurdish rights. For the first time in modern history, Kurdish people have been able to freely participate in and benefit from inclusion in a state. As a result, the KRG willingly remains part of Iraq and uses its oil and gas revenue to benefit all Iraqis. This serves as a model of citizenship that provides a stark counterpoint to the treatment Kurds continue to receive in Turkey and Syria where their full rights continue to be denied. These developments in Iraq fit within the larger context of a people whose rights have been denied for over one hundred years. Despite being one of the largest minority groups in the world, the Kurds were never given their own state after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire. The results of this have been cultural repression and conflict. For example, in the past, speaking Kurdish in Turkey was illegal and even today the use of the letter “w” can get a Kurd thrown in jail because it is not part of the Turkish alphabet. In Syria, many Kurds have been denied citizenship and are so heavily discriminated against that they have become a permanent underclass. The worst case of repression, however, was the genocidal Al-Anfal campaign — Saddam Hussein killed over 100,000 Iraqi Kurds. Despite the violence of its past, Iraq is now home to the most accommodating regime for Kurds in the Middle East. For the first time, Iraqi Kurds have been able to thrive and become one of the most prosperous parts of the country. This situation is not an accident. It is inherently tied to the invasion that made respect for Kurdish rights possible and, as we evaluate the war, this should not be overlooked. Doucette is a senior majoring in history. Exhale: Bush week is over I think I speak for all SMU students when I say that I am glad Bush Week is finally over. Don’t get me wrong, I got just as caught up in the history of the moment and pride in SMU. But the Bush Center has also been a huge inconvenience for all SMU students. And not just this week, but for the past year. As a fraternity member, the construction leading up to this past week has isolated the fraternity houses from campus all year. Just before Rush Week construction crews tore up the street in front of the fraternity houses, eliminating all the resident parking in front of the houses and costing fraternity members thousands of dollars in parking tickets in the process. Construction beginning near these residences at 7 or 8 o’clock in the morning, which was not appreciated either. This past week has affected the entire student population, with no student parking and blocked off streets and the administration’s insistence not to cancel classes so that campus is not abandoned like Texas A&M when the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library was opened on their campus. The problem with not canceling classes is not just the inconvenience; many students missed out on big events because they had to go to class. I was sitting in class as President Bush and President Gerald Turner were beginning the festivities in front of Dallas Hall at the welcome ceremony April 19. Fortunately I was able to see President Bush inside Dallas Hall as I waited to go to class, but I know many other students were unable to take part in the festivities at all. Is it too much to ask that when history is taking place on campus the students be allowed to participate? —Adam Grosbard, SMU Sophomore Quote Worthy “We may not all live here in Texas, but we are neighbors, too.” —President Barack Obama, speaking to an audience in West, Texas after the plant explosion cartoon Library is an honor to have at SMU SMU welcomed all five living presidents and their first ladies, along with global leaders, to its campus on Thursday. Thousands of people flocked from all over the Dallas area to view the dedication. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the actual dedication. It was incredible to be able to witness first-hand such an historic event that was the spotlight of national newspapers like The New York Times. There might be some people who think that having the library on SMU’s campus is a negative thing. Whatever political beliefs people have, they should all be honored to have the Bush Library at SMU. Political leaders from all over the world have now set foot on SMU. The library is putting SMU on more people’s radars, and it will help SMU rise in the ratings. People will want to go to a school that is prestigious enough to have a presidential library on its campus. For current students, regardless of whether they actually went to the dedication or watched it online, seeing all five current presidents speak was a once in a lifetime experience. —Rebecca Keay, Associate Photo Editor Advertising Staff Advertising Sales Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Gatz, Chrystalla Georghiou, Paige Evans Classified Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Demetrio Teniente Marketing Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabriel Towles Sales Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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The 25-year-old Estonian-native was seen by many scouts as a firstround talent with raw ability that must be harnessed before he can become a mainstay on any NFL roster. Hunt will have a chance to prove himself on a team known for its pass rushing specialists. Cincinnati is well stocked with defensive linemen, including tackles Domata Peko and multiple pro bowler Geno Atkins. With these starters, along with the rest of an underrated Bengals’ defense, Hunt may find himself on the bench for the majority of his first year, but will have a great opportunity to learn how to play in the NFL very quickly. While at SMU, Hunt was known nationwide as a dominant blocker on special teams, tallying 10 blocks on field goal attempts and seven extra point attempts. In 2012, Hunt dominated the competition with a teamhigh eight sacks, including two in his final game, and 11 Next on our list is Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars. The 29-year-old goalie is arguably the Stars’ best player. While Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson can push the Stars over the top, they’re not on the ice for all 60 minutes. Kari brings his best game every night, frustrating opposing teams and giving the Stars a chance to win. In 2002, the Atlanta Thrashers drafted Lehtonen second overall in the first round, making Lehtonen the highest drafted Finnish player in league history. After being drafted, Lehtonen spent one more year playing in Finland before making the move to North America. Lehtonen debuted with the Chicago Wolves, the Thrashers’ AHL affiliate, in the 2003-04 season. He played in 39 AHL games that year, picking up 20 wins. Lehtonen would also play four games in the NHL that season, winning all four and posting one shutout. The 2004-05 NHL lockout meant Lehtonen spent the entire year in the AHL. Kari would go 38-17 that year with five shutouts, a .929 SV% and a GAA of 2.27. Lehtonen was ready to make the leap to the NHL. The next four seasons were a turning point for Lehtonen. His numbers were impressive. He always had a SV% above .910, and only once had a GAA of higher than 3.00. Lehtonen played a major role in getting the Thrashers the franchise’s first playoff appearance in 2007. But those four year also saw Lehtonen plagued with injuries. He only played more than 50 games once. There were reports of him being lazy and showing up to training camp out of shape. People recognized Lehtonen’s talent, but also were weary of his dedication. This was made clear on February 29, 2010 when the Thrashers traded Lehtonen to the Dallas Stars for defensive prospect Ivan Vishnevskiy and a fourth round pick. Lehtonen’s arrival all but assured the end for longtime Stars’ goalie Marty Turco. Lehtonen would play 12 games for the Stars that year. Now, Courtesy of AP Cincinnati Defensive Lineman Margus Hunt after being selected 53rd overall. quarterback hurries. He was also named the most valuable player of the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and a first-team AllConference USA this past season on his way towards an invite to the Senior Bowl. Much will be expected of Margus Hunt, not only from his new team but the SMU community in general, but his potential and skill should be enough to keep him on Cincinnati’s roster for years to come. three full seasons into his time with Dallas, Lehtonen has shown his full potential. He has had some minor injuries, but the questionable work ethic seen in Atlanta is gone. Lehtonen played 69 games in 2010-11, picking up 34 wins. He played in 59 games last season, and 36 of the 48 games this season. He’s been consistent, and has kept the Stars competitive against teams with much deeper rosters than the Stars. The Stars signed Lehtonen to a five year exention that will run through 2018. That’s good, not only because Lehtonen is the Stars’ best player, not only because Lehtonen is one of the league’s best, but because Lehtonen is one of the best goalies in the world. And as the Stars go through a rebuild, it’s nice having world class talent on the ice for 60 minutes a game. Sure, the Stars haven’t made the playoff for five straight years. But over the last three, the Stars have been in the playoff race until the last week of the regular season. That is mostly Lehtonen’s doing. Line joins Vikings as free agent Billy Embody Senior Staff Writer email@example.com Former SMU star running back Zach Line had hopes of being drafted this past weekend in the NFL Draft, but instead was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings. According to Line’s fan page on Facebook, he signed a three-year deal to join the crowded Vikings backfield that includes the 2012 NFL MVP and rushing champion, Adrian Peterson. Line posted on his Twitter account Saturday night, “I was undrafted. Is that a major problem? No, Minnesota Vikings make everything feel just right! #skolvikings.” The 6-1, 230 pound Line surpassed SMU great Eric Dickerson in total yardage (4,185) and tied Dickerson in total career touchdowns with 47 while he was at SMU. Line joins Peterson and former Stanford star Toby Gerhart in the backfield and will be competing for playing time most likely at fullback as the Vikings are one of the few teams that use a fullback regularly. NFL Refilling the Stables: Eight Mustangs join NFL Rosters It was a glorious weekend for SMU athletics. A total of eight athletes found spots on NFL rosters. Margus Hunt was the only Mustang selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. The other seven players were added as undrafted free agents. 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The internationally touring exhibition features the works of over 120 objects that explore the human form. According to the British Museum, the ancient Greeks experimented with representation of the human body with works of abstract simplicity to pieces of realism. The works are exclusively from the British Museum’s famous collection of Roman and Greek sculptures. The exhibition arranges the works to appear as a representation of how Ancient Olympia would have appeared around the year 100 B.C. Among the featured pieces are marble and bronze sculptures, vessels, funerary objects and jewelry. Some of the pieces date back to the second millennium B.C. The exhibit is arranged in ten unique thematic sections that depict the ways the Greeks experimented with representation of the human figure. Works are divided into the following categories: “The Male Body Beautiful,” “Aphrodite and the Female Body,” “The Divine Body,” “Herakles: An Ancient Superman,” “Athletes,” “Birth, Marriage, and Death,” “Sex and Desire,” “Outsiders,” “Character and Realism” and “The Human Face.” Included in the exhibition are Courtesy of studyblue.com some famous pieces. “Discobolus” is a Roman marble statue dating to the second century A.D. Among the featured works is “Discobolos,” the famous marble statue of a “discus thrower” that dates back to the 2nd century A.D. The Romans commonly explored the human body through the movement of athletics. “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum” is the first tour that the “Discobolus” has been loaned to. The exhibition is organized by the British Museum and curated by Ian Jenkins and Victoria Turner. The curator of the Dallas exhibit is Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art. In addition to the many sculptural works, the exhibition will also be accompanied by a full-color catalogue. “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum” will be on display at the DMA until October 6, 2013. Admission to see this exhibit requires a special exhibition ticket. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, with discounts for students, military personnel and seniors. Admission for DMA partners and children 11 and under is free. There are several other exhibitions currently on display at the DMA. The photographs of the “Cindy Sherman” exhibit will be open until June 9. “Chagall: Beyond Color” will continue to be on display until May 26, 2013. “Loren Mozley: Structural Integrity” displays the works of Texas Modernist, Loren Mozley, and will remain open until June 30. “Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to Present” features 30 works drawn from the Museum’s collections dating back to the 1960s. The exhibition will be open until Dec. 2013. Courtesy of thefilmstage.com Emile Hirsch and Paul Rudd star in the new indie film, “Prince Avalanche,” set to hit theaters in August 2013. Texas-filmed ‘Prince Avalanche’ debuts at USA Film Festival Courtney Spalten firstname.lastname@example.org Manning jordan email@example.com Last week Dallas underwent quite some chaos with the opening of the Bush Library. Streets were blocked, camera crews were out and presidents were spotted. Despite the craziness on campus, the USA Film Festival was also taking place over the course of the week at the Angelika Film Center. The USA Film Festival is a Dallas-based event that the non-profit organization puts on annually to recognize and encourage excellence in the film and video arts. This year, the 43rd annual event took place on April 24 through April 28. “Prince Avalanche” was one of the films featured in the festival with a salute to the film’s director, David Gordon Green. The Icelandic film, “Either Way,” provided an inspiration for “Prince Avalanche” starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. The comedy centers on Rudd and Hirsch’s characters, who are rebuilding the roads after a Texas fire in 1988. “Prince Avalanche” was a step in the union of the two genres Green has mastered, indie drama and comedy. You have most likely seen his previous films such as “Pineapple Express,” “Your Royal Highness,” “The Sitter” or perhaps even his limited released films like “Snow Angels” and “George Washington.” Green hails from Texas and grew up nearby in Richardson. After the showing of the film, the director stayed to have a Q & A session with the audience, where he explained that he was very proud to make films that showcase his inner beliefs and thoughts. Hirsch stole the spotlight with his dufus and yet lovable character. The film features shots of landscapes not dissimilar to Terrence Malick’s movies, and maintained a comedic element throughout. Green works with the same crew for his movies, which has been about a nine year run now. One unique fact about “Prince Avalanche” is that the entire film was shot in just 16 days. The quick shooting took place outside Austin in Bastrop State Park, which suffered damage after experiencing a wildfire in Sept. 2011. Green admitted that the filming did not take place like many feature films. “There weren’t big trucks with loads of gear to worry about, like in a studio feature,” Green said. “And there were never more than 10 people on set, anywhere.” The movie is set to release in August of this year. 4070 N Central Expwy Dallas, TX 75204 Stow & Go is proud to offer the “Pony Special” Come in today to claim your special that includes: $29 Move-In, 5 free boxes & Special Pricing on Penske Trucks. Go Mustangs! www.watsontaylorselfstorage.com