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INSIDE Uptown’s culinary experience PAGE 2 A debate on the fiscal cliff PAGE 4 SMU fights for bowl eligibility PAGE 5 ‘Twilight’ bids farewell with ‘Breaking Dawn’ PAGE 6 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2012 FRIDAY High 66, Low 41 SATURDAY High 66, Low 43 VOLUME 98 ISSUE 40 FIRST COPY FREE, ADDITIONAL COPIES 50 CENTS POLITICS Courtesy of SMU Adm. Walsh (Ret.) made the keynote speech at the John Goodwin Tower Center’s National Security Conference Wednesday night. Admiral Walsh talks man, state and war KATELYN GOUGH News Editor Courtesy of AP SMU sophomore Jalen Jones scores 10 points against the Memphis Tigers on Jan. 21, 2012. He scored 23 points in the game against TCU Thursday evening. Mustangs triumph over TCU, 64-61 CHRISTOPHER SAUL StaffWriter The SMU Mustangs remain undefeated after last night’s game with cross-town rival Texas Christian University (TCU) by holding off the Horned Frogs’ last minute surge — putting the game away 64-61 in Fort Worth. SMU men’s basketball team, coached by the much-vaunted Larry Brown, played for the vast majority of its shots inside the paint — a departure from last year’s emphasis on the 3-pointer. Jalen Jones, the 6-foot-6-inch 210-pound sophomore out of Dallas, led the team with 23 points. He was .500 shooting from the field, and was four for five when shooting from outside the perimeter. In addition to his massive scoring run in the game, Jones flirted with a doubledouble, tallying nine rebounds. Jones’ supporting cast included guard Ryan Manuel with 16 points and three assists, and Nick Russell, who had 10 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Mustangs. This win continues the run of success the Mustangs have had against the team they share the DFW Metroplex with. One of the few wins the Mustangs had last year came against the Horned Frogs in a close game in Highland Park when former head coach Matt Dougherty and company beat TCU 68-62. Aiding the Mustangs in its win against the team’s first Big 12 opponent of the season was the poor marksmanship by TCU snipers from outside the threepoint line. TCU was 3-11 outside of the perimeter, and 25-51 from within. The Horned Frogs lost a large piece of its offense when junior point guard Amric Fields, who averages eleven points for his squad, was helped off of the court after injuring his right leg only 12 seconds into the competition. The Mustangs team had to overcome its youth to top TCU. The Mustangs make up one of the most youthful teams on the court in the NCAA this season. All eligible players total just eleven seasons of play between them. The Mustangs will be aided in this department next year when transfers Nic Moore, formerly of Illinois State, Markus Kennedy, a 6-foot-9 inch sophomore from Villanova and Crandall Head, a junior transfer from Illinois. The victory puts the Mustangs on top of the Horned Frogs and leads the series 103-85. The two schools have played each other regularly since the 1918-1919 season. Brown, the only coach to win both an NBA and an NCAA title, hadn’t coached on the college level in more than two decades until SMU won its season opener 73-58 over Loyola Marymount Sunday. WORLD Panelists discuss solutions to global healthcare crisis VALERIE THOMPSON Contributing Writer SMU students, faculty and members of the general public joined three leading frontline healthcare workers for a human rights lecture highlighting global healthcare Wednesday, Nov. 14 in McCord Auditorium. Tawanda Gumbo, a medical doctor, professor Joci CaldwellRyan and Save the Children representative Mary Beth Powers teamed up with the Embrey Human Rights Program, Save the Children and the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth to discuss important issues regarding how to possibly go about changing the global healthcare crisis. Around 8 million children die each year all over the world from preventable and curable illnesses — a statistic many might be shocked to hear. However, this figure is not new to SMU senior Samantha Matthews, who is majoring in human rights. “There are a lot of [global] needs that people aren’t always aware of,” Matthews said. Gumbo agrees. Gumbo, who received his medical degree from the University of Zimbabwe Medical School, said what kills children most often on a global scale are nutritional problems, pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria — all curable diseases, and ones that are manageable in a first- world country like the U.S. Gumbo, however, stressed another crucial factor in children’s health. “What is the most crucial thing for having children survive until the age of five is presence of the mother,” Gumbo said. With AIDS, a disease transmissible from mother to child, now being a widespread health issue, maternal care is becoming an even more important issue. “Maternal death and child death are linked,” Caldwell-Ryan said. Caldwell-Ryan, who teaches women and gender studies at SMU, spent some time studying in Benin, Africa where she was able to see firsthand some of the healthcare problems faced by the global community. She explained that the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of six countries that account for one half of all maternal death. The statistic is very much the same for child death. “We’re going to have to think of human rights when we think of child and maternal death,” Caldwell-Ryan said. SMU graduate human rights student Yvonne Glass, who attended the lecture, agreed that something must be done to consider healthcare as human rights issue. “When people think of human rights, they think of Courtesy of AP Doctors Without Borders pediatrician Luana Lima checks on patients at the aid group’s hospital in Dagahaley refugee camp. gay marriage, not health care,” Glass said. Glass, along with Matthews, traveled to Rwanda through the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program this summer. They both stayed after the program to visit an Rwandan orphanage called the Urukundo Home for Children where they were able to see some of the healthcare struggles that children face. “When we were there, a few of the kids had health issues that the orphanage didn’t have money to deal with,” Matthews said. Powers spoke about taking action. Powers, the Newborn and Child Survival Campaign chief for Save the Children, began by putting things into perspective. “We don’t have to discover a whole lot of things to save children’s lives, we just have to get the care to them,” Powers said. Save the Children is one of the world’s biggest independent humanitarian organizations, and has worked to reduce the child mortality rate by 40 percent. Immunization is one of the reasons why the organization has had such great success. While the situation may not improve overnight, Powers said that more people are starting to look seriously at taking action on healthcare as a human right. “It’s a domino effect,” Powers said. “What you have here for the next 24 hours is a ringside seat.” Adm. Patrick Walsh addressed attendees of SMU’s Tower Center’s two-day National Security Conference Wednesday night with a keynote address that zeroed in on one of the “most thorneous problems we could ever imagine.” Walsh spent the next hour analyzing the country’s defense program as it pertains to both national and international levels on the basis of three categories: “man, the state and war.” “Nations are watching with keen interest our ability to remain forward, engaged and ready,” Walsh said of the current state of defense. In his discussion of what many are calling a security “crisis” for the U.S., Walsh presented the audience with a comparative look at the country’s defense system pre- and post-9/11. With the event that “moved our country into unprecedented global conflict,” Walsh said that the 2001 terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda made perfectly clear “the impact of the individual for war and for peace.” “The investment requirement now is something extraordinarily different,” Walsh said, referring to the budgetary tie-in to the defense program. The Sept. 11 attacks put the U.S. back into a prominent, deeply woven international involvement that needs infinitely more funding than more “inactive” years prior. “The biggest challenge by far to our security structure is its sustainability,” Walsh said. He emphasized the need to “make wise investments” in the country’s military health so as confine and limit the diversity of “barbarous acts” of terrorism growing on nearly every continent. “The real possibility exists for conflict that is not at the time or place of our choosing,” Walsh said. Walsh explained that preparedness and accepting the fact that the U.S. doesn’t “have the force of [pre-9/11] because we don’t have that world anymore” was essential in being able to combat any and all security threats beyond the anticipation and watch of the country’s military. He used past American military tactics, organization and actions as evidence of a knowledge base the country has and can use to its advantage even in a post-9/11 world. “[We need to] understand how to unlock what we’ve already invested,” Walsh said. “We have an immediate challenge to handle short-term issues.” One of his key points of the evening was the need for education reform in the context of the “U.S. security narrative.” “The public school system is now recognized as a national security issue,” Walsh said. “The current education system has consequences for economic competitiveness and innovation.” Walsh cited the need for future generations “to be engaged in the foreign arena” so that the next wave of those running the country’s defense program can “demonstrate commitment, leadership and resolve of U.S. government.” “We must continue to recruit and maintain the highest [caliber of people],” Walsh said. Junior Austin Moorman, who works with the Tower Center and was involved at the banquet, said that the conference was “one of the better turnouts” he’s seen. “[Walsh] related well the impact resources must have upon tactics,” Moorman said. “The audience seemed very engaged.” As for its pertinence to the SMU academic community, Moorman shared his belief that “it’s important to have students educated on issues of defense.” “With today’s politics and how interconnected the world is, people should know the issues concerning our country and others,” Moorman said. Walsh closed the dinner with what he determined to be the essential, communing point of the country’s immediate future. “How to pivot forward,” Walsh said. “That is the question we need to answer.” RELIGION Sikh students host forum on human rights YUSRA JABEEN Contributing Writer SMU’s Sikh Student Association (SSA) organized an event called “Human Rights: A Sikh Story” to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Massacre in India and the Wisconsin shooting at the Sikh temple on August, 2012. Gurvinder Singh, director of United Sikhs and vice president of the Dallas American Civil Liberties Union, and professor SeeTOLERANCE page 3


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