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International students adapt to life on American campus (page a3) The University of Oklahoma’s independent student voice since 1916 F R I DAY, s e P T e M B e R 9 , 2 011 W W W.O U DA I LY.C O M 2 010 G OL D C ROW N W I N N E R 10 YEARS LATER tHe assoCiated press fiLe pHoto marK LenniHan/tHe assoCiated press The World Trade Center under attack by al-Qaida terrorstist on Sept. 11, 2001. New york City and those affected by the attack look back on the day that changed their lives. (Page a5) Work continues on the foundation for Three World Trade Center, foreground, while One World Trade Center, top, rises in the New york skyline. After 10 years, OU students remember Sept. 11. (Page a6) FaMily ou-teXaS Balancing career and family OU law students with children learn how to improve juggling life with education caitLin rueMPinG Campus Reporter An hour away from home attending classes at OU College of Law, third-year law student January Turner answered the phone to some bad news. Her son had begun having trouble breathing, and had to be rushed to the emergency room by a family friend. “I was driving down I-44, going in excess of 90 miles per hour,” Turner said. “I was lucky I didn’t get pulled over.” Th ou g h Tu r n e r ’s s o n ended up with a mild bout of pneumonia, emergencies are made worse with distance. Emergencies are only part of the challenge of being a parent and attending OU. While balancing school, relationships and parental duties, second-year law student Michelle Nabors acknowledges the importance of spending time with her child. “Everyone says you have to work hard to play hard,” Nabors said. “As a parent, this seems even more true. I want to get my work done so I can go home and spend time with my kids.” For parents attending college, time management is crucial. In her first semester of law school, Turner acknowledges that she tried studying the long hours that typical law students did and found that her grades didn’t benefit and she missed out on spending time with her family. By reevaluating her time, meLodie LettKeman/tHe daiLy see PALS paGe a2 Graduate student Lawanna Summers walks with her 20-month-old son, Rollo, behind the Oklahoma Memorial Union on Thursday. Rivalry to make late start for some Friday-only class to stay in session asHLY MenDeZ Staff Reporter and UOSA, Mergler said. According to the Texas model, the amount of information available to UT students would increase significantly. When asked if this would be an infringement on professors’ privacy, OU professors gave mixed reactions. If a similar policy is implemented at OU, finance professor Ilhan Demiralp said he would not have any problems Students are already booking hotel rooms for the annual Red River Rivalry in Dallas, but some might want to rethink those reservations. Most classes will be canceled the Friday prior to the football game, but some students will still be required to attend class. “As in the past, only the compressed format courses scheduled for Friday will meet on Oct. 7,” university spokesman Michael Nash said. Those classes that only meet on Fridays will meet as scheduled, and if the student decides to skip class, regular penalties could apply. Oct. 7 has been designated a fall student holiday and is subject to review by UOSA, Nash said. Though the holiday is still to be reviewed, car see EVALUATE paGe a3 see HOLIDAY paGe a2 ProFeSSor ratinG Texas faculty evaluations, salaries made public University of Texas releases online data on professors unY cHan Staff Reporter OU professors still have the option of releasing their faculty evaulations for student review, but the University of Texas Board of Regents has approved a plan responding to calls for more transparency in faculty evaluation. Part of the $243.6 million plan will “dashboard,” an interactive, online database, to give students, parents and legislators access to detailed measures of departments’ and professors’ productivity and efficiency. Data on individual professors will also be included in the system. “Such an approach is needed at a time of declining state and federal revenue, increasing student debt and greater calls for efficiency,” said Francisco Cigarroa, the oPinion VOL. 97, NO. 17 © 2011 OU Publications Board FREE — Additional copies 25 cents Thoughts on the last 10 years since 9/11. (Page a4) teaching, and average student evaluation scores. OU has been collecting teacher evaluations and making them available to students for about 20 years, Nancy Mergler, senior vice president and provost, said. Mergler said the information provided comes from the Evaluate system and is located on the provost website. OU professors have the option to not post their evaluations online, in a decision made by the Faculty Senate Delta Gamma anchors away for sight liFe & artS INsIDe News .......................... Classifieds .................. Life & Arts .................. Opinion ...................... Sports ......................... a nation of change 10th Chancellor of the UT system. Last year, both Texas A&M and UT systems released vast data files of information on productivity, raising concerns from faculty members. The report provided information on the salaries, course-enrollment numbers, and course loads of faculty members. It also released data on grades awarded by professors, time faculty members spent on research and A2 B3 B4 A4 B1 NOw ON MultiMedia cruise without a car Explore travel for students without personal transportation. ( The Union programming Board hosts its annual foam party for hundreds of students tonight. (Page B4) Kierstin Kite Staff Reporter SPortS Sooner receivers shine early in season despite star’s absence. (Page B1) UOSA applications being accepted 13 seats still vacant after spring elections a frothy good time ou receiving corps quite the catch Student conGreSS derriCK adams/tHe daiLy The men of Brothers Under Christ perform at Thursday’s Delta Gamma Anchor Splash at the Murray Case Sells Swim Complex. proceeds from the charitable event will benefit Service for Sight. UOSA Undergraduate Student Congress is looking for students to fill 13 vacant district seats. Applications are now being accepted until Friday to fill seats in the areas of arts, business, education, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and University College. Representatives for each district will be selected based on major, application and an interview of each applicant Student Congress chairwoman Alyssa Loveless said. Applicants not selected as representatives will be given the opportunity to serve as associates in their respective districts and can reapply for election as a representative during see UOSA paGe a3

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