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Blake Griffin, hoops alumni to return for weekend event (page B1) The University of Oklahoma’s independent student voice since 1916 T H U R S DAY, AUG U S T 2 5 , 2 011 W W W.O U DA I LY.C O M “at some points in time, there are more animals than there are cages.” 2 010 G OL D C ROW N W I N N E R reNOVatION students adjusting to new facility JIM MAISANO, NORMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT MAJOR New Gould Hall building receives mixed reviews lI lIn Campus Reporter While the newly completed Gould Hall welcomed architecture students for the first time this week, some students have mixed opinions about returning to the building. The size and structure of Gould Hall is about the same as Arc-on-Main, 550 W. Main St., an old Hobby Lobby building where the College of Architecture was located from 2008 until this semester, architecture senior Herve Sivuilu said. The technologies and facilities also are similar, he said. Despite the similarities, the new building has not won over Sivuilu. “Personally, I am not a fan of this building,” Sivuilu said. “I think the good thing that we have on Arc-onMain is the ability to see each and everyone of us.” Arc-on-Main allowed students to interact because see GOULD page a3 pHotos By auBrie HiLL/tHe daiLy A dog waiting for adoption paws the fence Wednesday at the City of Norman Animal Welfare Center. The Norman City Council is debating whether it should approve a $3 million bond for the shelter. The council will meet Sept. 6 and decide if a special election should be held. CItY OF NOrMaN Animal shelter needs space City Council members will decide on bond measure next month KellY POWeRs Campus Reporter “At some point in time, they have no choice but to euthanize animals.” This is one of the reasons the Norman City Council should approve a $3 million bond for the city’s animal shelter, Norman Police D e p a r t m e n t M a j. J i m Maisano said. The council met Tuesday to consider the bond, which would expand the current building located at 3428 Jenkins Ave. The council will meet Sept. 6 and decide whether to have a special election, which would be Nov. 8, said Brenda Former Sooner joins OU radio network Campus Reporter A former OU and NFL football great is joining the Sooner Radio Network. All-American safety Roy Williams, who was a member of OU’s 2000 national championship team, will serve as a pregame show host and sideline analyst during home games and certain away games, according to a press release. Williams said he wants to offer insight on coverages or subtle mistakes in the game. sPOrts VOL. 97, NO. 7 © 2011 OU Publications Board INSIDE News .......................... Classifieds .................. Life & Arts .................. Opinion ...................... Sports ......................... A2 B4 B5 A4 B1 NOW ON Volleyball freshman has big shoes to fill “I want to be the players’ voice,” Williams said in the press release. Williams now lives in Oklahoma City, although he said he has not officially retired from the NFL. “My body tells me that I am making the right moves, but if the right offer came along I guess I’d have to think about (playing again),” he said. But for now, Williams said he likes the current direction his life is taking. “I’ve got a new daughter and 10 years from now, I want to be able to get out of bed in the morning and play with her. Right now, I can do that. I wake up every morning smiling,” Williams said. Williams was born in see RADIO page a3 Fraternities welcome newest signed members Newcomer Tara Dunn faces high expectations for her career. (Page B1) lIFe & arts howdy week to end with local talent Trio of Oklahoma-native bands to play free show on union lawn. (Page B5) VIdeO Odd News New architecture building a step up Pranksters frighten drivers with pandas Gould Hall is very different from department’s former home. ( An Arizona highway sign gives residents strange warnings. (Page a6) Shaky global climate forces university to shift Egypt trip to Morocco Campus Reporter FOOtBall vICtORIa GaRten Some study abroad plans postponed Kathleen evans Another dog waiting for adoption paws the fence at the welfare center, see SHELTER page a2 as the City Council ponders allowing a special election to expand it. Roy Williams will host pregame show, serve as sideline analyst at home games INterNatIONal PrOGraMs kingsLey Burns/tHe daiLy Members and newly signed pledges of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity walk back from the Oklahoma Memorial Union after signing their Interfraternity Council bids Wednesday evening. Recent events around the globe have forced directors to postpone or change some OU study abroad programs, OU study abroad officials said. OU Education Abroad and the OU Arabic Flagship Program both had to change trips to Egypt because of protests in the African country. The Flagship Program typically conducts a summer program and a yearlong program to Alexandria, Egypt, Director Heidi Logsdon said. Usually, both of these programs depart for Alexandria in June. “Flagship temporarily shifte d its summer pro gram to “I think it is a Meknes, Morocco,” Logsdon said. “The yearlong program is little too early returning to Alexandria, Egypt, to know if this but departure has been postfee has directly poned until September.” The program leaders made contributed to these decisions after carefully [OU] students consulting with their outside exchange program manager going abroad, but to make sure it was the best for I am confident student safety, Logsdon said. OU is one of five universities that in the future to offer the five-year program, years, it certainly designed to train students in will.” Arabic, Logsdon said. ALICE KLOKER, OU Besides the Flagship proEDUCATION ABROAD gram, OU Education Abroad DIRECTOR also had to make changes to its programs because of uprisings in Egypt. OU Education Abroad had set up a trip to Cairo through an outside program, which decided to postpone the trip until fall 2012 because of safety concerns, director Alice Kloker said. However, OU offers other programs to similar destinations. Education Abroad still has Arabic studies programs located in Turkey, Jordan and Morocco, as well as in Granada, Spain, Kloker said. Also, the department is currently trying to set up a program with Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Kloker said. OUDAILY.COM Programs in Europe have Link: Learn about not been affected by protests OU’s study abroad thus far. In the spring, round opportunities eight students were suspended from going to Japan because of the earthquake, but students are now involved in Japanese programs this semester, Kloker said. Despite unstable conditions around the world, OU study abroad participation rates have climbed 28 percent since 2008, from 646 to 830 students, according to the first International Profile published this year by the College of International Sciences. Factors that contribute to the rising number of students going abroad are more programs, increased scholarships and the development of the Arezzo, Italy, programs, one of the most popular destinations, according to a report by Zach Messitte, dean of the College of International Studies. In April 2009, students voted to add a student fee see ABROAD page a3

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