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UOSA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STUMP FOR VOTES DURING SENATE MEETING Presidential hopefuls appear as part of last-minute campaigning before elections TROY WEATHERFORD Daily Staff Writer

UOSA presidential candidates Franz Zenteno and Nicholas Harrison spoke to the Graduate FRANZ Student Senate on Sunday eve- NICHOLAS ZENTENO ning in the final stretch of cam- HARRISON paigning before the election. The president has to be in said. Zenteno said he could improve touch with what students want, a damaged relationship between Zenteno said. “UOSA needs to get things branches of UOSA. Harrison said his platform done ... but at the end of the day, the most important thing is that was more important than his we get things done that are im- background. “Regardless of who ends up portant to students,” Zenteno

winning the election, I hope we can focus on [the important issues],” Harrison said. Harrison said he would like to create a council made up of all university stakeholders. “A university community council is really the keystone of our platform,” Harrison said. Zenteno and Harrison were each given 10 minutes to give a speech and answer questions. All four candidates were scheduled to speak during special orders, but Jess Eddy and Ally Glavas were not present for the meeting. UOSA presidential and

vice presidential elections are Tuesday and Wednesday. To vote, go to elections.ou.edu. Other Senate news Also at the meeting, Graduate Student Senate Chairwoman Susan Adams-Johnson was named a representative to the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. The association is a national student-run organization that represents all graduate student associations. Adams-Johnson will become the representative when her term is over as chairwoman to Graduate Student Senate, she said.

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Members of the Zeta Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha step team perform Saturday night at the 2010 Stompdown in the McCasland Field House. Zeta Zeta won the male competition. The event hosted teams from OU, Oklahoma State Univeristy, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Students step to success Teams from OU, Texas compete for cash prizes at annual Stompdown competition CASSI TONEY Daily Staff Writer

Two student step groups won a $2,500 prize Saturday night at the 27th-annual Stompdown competition in the McCasland Field House. OU’s Zeta Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity won the competition for the male groups. The Delta Sigma Theta sorority won first place for the female groups. The Black Student Association and National Pan-Hellenic Council co-hosted “Stompdown: The Prestige.” Seven groups competed, including teams from OU, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Arlington. Approximately 2,500 students and guests attended, and Willie Taylor of the band Day 26 hosted the event. Xiomara Doster, Delta Sigma Theta sorority member, said the award money will help her chapter host more events for its philanthropy, the American Heart Association. “Our main purpose is to raise money for our chapter so that we can put on programs to help aid our community,” said Doster, health and exercise science junior. “When we can get money to help our community, we’ve done good.” Doster said her group also competed to entertain people and show they can step. The purpose of Stompdown is mostly tradition, said Lauren Whiteman, Stompdown Executive Committee volunteer chairwoman.

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Whiteman said stepping is an important part of these predominately black communities. “We know [some of the groups] personally, so it was nice to see them step regardless of what organization they were in,” said Whiteman, public relations sophomore. Whiteman said there was a solid turn out of spectators who witnessed well-done acts. “We’ve seen them practice for a long time so we know that their hard work paid off, and ours did, too,” she said. Whiteman said the Stompdown executive board consisted of 20 people, who began planning in May 2009. The executive committee and the steppers put in many hours of hard work for the large-scale event, she said. Doster said Delta Sigma Theta’s step group has been practicing three hours each day since January. “We put in the hard work, and this is the outcome,” Doster said. Nnedi Ubani, University College freshman, attended the event for the first time. She said she attended because she is very active in the Black Student Association. Ubani said her favorite part was in between acts, when all fraternities and sororities were showing and stomping around the groundlevel seats next to the stage. Ubani said the Deltas did great in the end, and the interpretation of the Wizard of Oz by the University of Texas at Arlington’s group was one of her favorites. “All the different acts were different from usual,” Ubani said. “It was kind of routine, just bigger scale.” The Stompdown competition was the final event of the weekend for the association. Other events included a karaoke night Thursday and a barbecue Friday.

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Boren awards groups, students with trophy Organizations, individuals compete for President’s Trophy DANIELA MCCORMICK Daily Staff Writer

OU President David Boren presented the 15th-annual President’s Trophy on Friday to first-place winners Delta Delta Delta sorority, Delta Upsilon fraternity, Cate Center and two commuter students. First-place organization winners received $5,000 each, and runners-up organizations received $500 each. Delta Delta Delta members felt incredible, said Morgan Wolber, sorority member. “It’s pretty much the only word you can use,” said Wolber, human relations junior. Sarah Enaybill, Delta Delta Delta sorority member and international and area studies junior, said she is both thrilled and surprised because trying to win the award makes every organization a steep competitor. Several fraternities and sororities, housing centers, individual students and faculty came together at an awards banquet at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art to see which organizations and individuals would win the President’s Trophy awards. Nanette Hathaway, Crimson Club sponsor who helped coordinate the awards banquet, said the banquet motivates students to be more involved and smarter about planning activities throughout the year. “Our students have really embraced this program,” Hathaway said. “It has made their organizations stronger and has benefited the OU community.” Hathaway said recognition requires combined achievement from members of each organization based on four categories: academics, campus activities, multiculturalism and volunteerism. Each category is worth 25 percent of the final score. Organizations also receive awards for high achievement in each category, she said. Boren also gave individual awards to two commuter students, including Niekia Franklin, zoology sophomore, and Samantha Ali, psychology junior. The awards, which included $250 cash, were based on academics, campus involvement, volunteerism and multicultural participation. “I was 99 percent sure I wouldn’t get it.” Franklin said. “There are so many students at this school who deserve it.” At the back of the gallery room, people admired books displaying each organization’s achievements. Hathaway said the judging panel critiqued the books earlier in the week. The panel included Faculty Senate Chairwoman Amy Franklin, UOSA President Katie Fox, Vice President for Student Affairs Clark Stroud, Chair of the Staff Senate Diana Fitzpatrick and Boren. Katy Tipton, management information systems and entrepreneurship sophomore, said the awards ceremony is a great way to recognize hard work and it pushes all students to do better. “We all turn in books,” said Tipton, Alpha Gamma Delta member. “We all spend a lot of time on it. We put in all that we have done this past year.”

SPECIFIC CATEGORY WINNERS SORORITIES: Academics — Pi Beta Phi Campus Activities — Chi Omega Volunteerism — Delta Sigma Theta Multicultural Participation — Delta Phi Omega FRATERNITIES: Academics — Beta Theta Pi Campus Activities — Sigma Phi Epsilon Volunteerism — Delta Epsilon Psi Multicultural Participation — Lambda Chi Alpha VOL. 95, NO. 122

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COUNSELING SERVICES Counseling Services will present the Student Success Series, “Effective Group Study Techniques,” at 4 p.m. in Wagner Hall, room 245. CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES The Center will host “Can the U.S. Avoid War with Iran?” at 4:30 p.m. in the Robert S. Kerr Auditorium of the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History.

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In a page 1 story about the UOSA presidential debate in Thursday’s paper, Franz Zenteno was misidentified.

TUESDAY COUNSELING SERVICES Counseling Services will present the Student Success Series, “Earning an ‘A’ in Online Courses,” at 4 p.m. in Wagner Hall, room 245. WOMEN’S OUTREACH CENTER “Climb for Komen,” where participants will learn rock-climbing methods while supporting breast cancer awareness, will be at 4 p.m. in the Huston Huffman Center. Entry fee is $10, and participants can pre-register today and Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Women’s Outreach Center.

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Members of the Banmala group, (left to right) Liz Hall, Katherine Blevins, Megan Collier and Natalie Garner, perform a dance Sunday afternoon at the Medieval Fair at Reaves Park in Norman. The 34th-annual fair was free to the public and attracted crowds of hundreds of thousands with activities including jousting, human chess games and more. Visit OUDaily.com for complete coverage.

POLICE REPORTS The following is a list of arrests and citations, not convictions. The information given is compiled from the Norman and OU Police Departments. At times, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department and the Oklahoma City FBI will contribute to these reports. All those listed are innocent until proven guilty. COUNTY WARRANT Brian Stubblefield, 36, 1416 SE 24th Ave., Friday ELUDING A POLICE OFFICER Nickolas Allen Kincannon, 23, 333 Interstate Drive, Saturday, also possession of firearms, possession of drug paraphernalia POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY James Clayton Lamb, 37, 153 SE 12th Ave., Friday LITTERING FROM A VEHICLE Joseph Samuel Graham, 22, West Haddock Street, Wednesday

MUNICIPAL WARRANT Maria Catherine Fairchild, 48, 230 W. Symmes St., Friday Derrick Alan Pattillo, 25, Crown Point Avenue, Friday Melanie Irene Peck, 41, 1910 Fillmore Ave., Friday Jeffery Michael Gent, 32, 1925 Robin Ridge Drive, Saturday, also county warrant Dustin Ray Myers, 26, 4223 Willowisp Drive, Saturday, also county warrant Robert Daryl Yellow Eagle, 48, 300 Hal Muldrow Drive, Saturday DISTURBING THE PEACE Travis John Beverly, 29, 4100 Woodcastle St., Friday AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Daniel Christopher Hutchinson, 25, Hazelwood Street, Friday Curtis Ray McBay, 45, 700 E. Robinson St., Saturday Kenneth Paul Meeh, 46, 1300 Classen Blvd., Saturday Latisha Kristine Waller, 25, Main Street, Saturday

GEN-ED COURSES IN CLASSICS AND LETTERS FOR FALL 2010 CL C 2383

Classical Mythology (Dr. Doty, Mr. Wagner)

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Survey of Ancient Greek Culture (Dr. Harper)

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Greek Literature in English Translation (Dr. Knudsen)

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Ancient Epic Poetry (Dr. Greene)

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Ancient Drama (Dr. S. Huskey)

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Freedom in Greece (Dr. Fears)

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Classical Art and Archaeology (Dr. Stanley)

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Law and Justice (Dr. Harper)

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Examined Life I: Antiquity (Dr. R. Huskey)

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Examined Life III: Enlightenment (Dr. R. Huskey)

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Medical Vocabulary (Ms. Walker-Esbaugh, Ms. Rich)

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Vice and Virtue in Ancient Rome (Dr. Stanley)

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Secret Societies in American Culture (Dr. Butterfield)

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Law in American Life, 1776–2000 (Dr. Butterfield)

For information on any of these courses, contact the Department of Classics and Letters at 325-6921 or classicsandletters@ou.edu.

PUBLIC INTOXICATION David Eugene Dibble, 55, 615 W. Main St., Saturday James Adam Estes, 25, 1250 NW 24th Ave., Friday Freddie Curtis Jackson, 45, 1400 NW 24th Ave., Friday Harold Edward Kessler, 19, Asp Avenue, Saturday Michael Knight Lierman, 42, 1214 W. Lindsey St., Saturday Eric Adrian Montoya, 20, 1716 W. Robinson St., Saturday, also outraging public decency DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Jennifer Kaye McAlister, 48, East Duffy Street, Friday Kyle James Brennan, 27, 700 E. Robinson St., Saturday Michael Wayne Callahan, 31, 700 E. Robinson St., Saturday Eleazar Junior Carrillo, 19, West Tonhawa St., Saturday Eric Jerome Griffin, 22, 908 SE 23rd St., Saturday, also transporting an open bottle Douglas Ward Kane, 24, 700 E. Robinson St., Saturday Jake Norman McDonald, 18, 700 E. Robinson St., Friday

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LADIES, LORDS CRUSADE TO MEDIEVAL FAIR

Renowned auth author entertains, informs with keynote address Sherman Alexie encourages perserverance, determination in speaking engagement on campus. MATT CARNEY Daily Staff Writer

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The 34th-annual Medieval Fair took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Reaves Park in Norman and was free to the public. The event attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees each year. The Medieval Fair attempts to relive the Middle Ages, showcasing events like jousting, human chess games, costume contests, public wedding ceremonies and more. Check OUDaily.com for complete coverage of the event.

War drama remains as harrowing as ever The façade of American suburban placidity comes crumbling down in Arthur Miller’s masterwork, “All My Sons,” now on stage at Carpenter Square Theatre in Oklahoma City. Originally staged in 1947, Miller’s tragic indictment of postwar values followed closely on the heels of the end of World War II, but the play remains unimpeachably forceful today. Even if Carpenter Square’s production occasionally feels like it’s not doing j u s t i c e t o t h e p l a y ’s DUSTY emotional complexities, SOMERS M i l l e r ’s w o r d s a r e unmistakably powerful and relevant still. “All My Sons” takes place in the carefully groomed yard of the Kellers. Matriarch Kate (OU alumna and artistic director Rhonda Clark) still pines for her son Larry, an Army pilot who went missing in action during the war. Her husband, Joe (Hal Kohlman), and her other son, Chris (Brett Rottmayer), have given him up for dead, but Kate puts on a face of brave certainty that Clark plays with a frightening offkilter clarity. Chris has invited former neighbor Ann (drama sophomore Emily Jackson) to the house, which baffles Kate, as Ann was Larry’s former girlfriend. Chris wants to marry her, but in Kate’s mind, Larry is still out there and Ann is still patiently waiting. Ann is also the daughter of Steve Deever,

Joe’s former business partner who took the fall for shipping faulty airplane parts that killed 21 American pilots. Joe spent some time in jail, but was quickly exonerated. There’s a maelstrom of conflict, corruption and teetering sanity in “All My Sons” that is just below the surface of the play’s ostensible antiseptic relationships. The Kellers’ neighbors wander in and out of their yard, spouting pleasantries and shallow observations on the state of the world — ironically contrasted with the knowledge that the world was torn apart by war just a few years prior. PHOTO PROVIDED The actors that look like they’re Emily Jackson and Brett suppressing this knowledge and more Rottmayer embrace in a scene are the ones who come across most from “All My Sons.” convincingly, and Clark and Jackson both stand out as people about to crack from PLAYBILL the pressure. OU alum Addison Miller takes control of his scenes as George, What: “All My Sons” Ann’s brother, who’s infuriated at the Kellers’ betrayal of his father. When: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays With three acts that push past the two8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and-a-half hour mark, Carpenter Square’s Now through April 17 production sometimes has trouble Where: Carpenter Square Theatre maintaining momentum with its static set, 400 W. California, Oklahoma City but the overall effect of disillusionment is never in doubt. Tickets: Tickets are $18, $5 Further alienating the audience in student tickets available on day an effective way is the excellent scenic of the performance. design by Michael Payne, who also directs Call 405-232-6500 the production. Fake flower blossoms are littered across a painfully artificial plot of grass, further emphasizing the falsity of number this suburban peacefulness. “All My Sons” is on stage at Carpenter Square through April 17. crisis line Dusty Somers is a journalism senior.

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Acclaimed American Indian author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie enthralled an audience of students and educators on campus Friday when he delivered an endearing, humorous and candid address for the Puterbaugh Fellowship of International Literature and Culture. Alexie’s many efforts at filmmaking and short story and novel writing (most notably 2007’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian,” a semi-autobiographical novel for young adults) have been rewarded by countless organizations, publications and fellowships the nation over for his earnest depiction of the personal conflict reservation-born American Indians experience as they interact with white culture; a struggle many local students and educators understand and empa- SHERMAN thize with. “I think a lot of non-Native Americans ALEXIE who read [‘Part Time Indian’] learned more about the lives of people who live on reservations,” said Luke Hullinger of Norman High School. Hullinger, who’s Chickasaw, appreciates his American Indian heritage and identified with Alexie through his writing. “He went from an all-Native American society to an all-white society and he was really isolated. I’m not really isolated because I grew up surrounded by white people, but I do notice [like Alexie] that whenever I walk into a room, nobody looks like me. I really related to that.” Alexie’s message spoke directly to both college and high school students in attendance at Molly Shi Boren Ballroom Friday, including the hundreds who attended with their classmates from as far as Tahlequah and Anadarko. Alexie invited all American Indian college graduates and attendants to stand up, a testament to the legitimacy of perseverance, hard work and hope. “Do not let white people make you feel powerless,” he said in his closing address. “Do not let other Indians make you feel powerless. Live beyond the expectations the world has for you.” Regarding his personal experiences between the two cultures, Alexie was both frank and hilarious. By endearing himself to the audience with humor and honesty, the bare truth of his observations struck harder and his own beliefs carried greater sway. “I didn’t automatically dismiss their [the white school he attended] culture. I identified what I valued and combined it with what I’d seen in the sacred and profane storytelling of Indian tradition,” he said. He swayed and rambled onstage at times, never failing to elicit gut-felt laughter from all in attendance, whether he was detailing his awkward youth, physical struggles or the difficulty of living on the government’s dime (“Canned chicken looked like a naked baby alien fetus.”). A Washington native, Alexie didn’t allow the loss of beloved Supersonics to Oklahoma City go unnoticed. “And, oh yeah, screw you for taking my basketball team,” he joked with a furious, deadpan glare; the parting shot that left the crowd in stitches. More than just a humorist, Alexie left the crowd with a sense of unification and optimism Friday, propelled by the speaker’s example of progression and unyielding effort, as he encouraged students to go home and persist in the same manner. “Who knows what could’ve happened?” he asked, concerning the differences possible had he not left his home. The question resounds.

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In response to Jerod Coker’s Friday column on representative democracy leading to bad results, like lots of columns on bread. Editor’s Note: There have been seven columns and two cartoons on bread.

I for one applaud the faithful readers of the Daily for seeing a fertile, new avenue of discussion in bread, a most peculiar thing, both humble and profound, and I challenge the Daily’s opinion writers to make something of it. Who knows, we might find this brave new discussion more intellectually fulfilling than the weary old issues of yesteryear. - Kurtz

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Vote for candidates or get rid of UOSA altogether Tuesday, we will have an election, a chance to put the democratic process to action here at OU. There are four great UOSA presidential candidates this year, each with a legitimately different dream for how to make OU better. We encourage each of you to vote Tuesday or Wednesday. This is your opportunity to have a say in student government. So instead of complaining about it, why not do something, like vote for legitimate candidates. UOSA exists to give us a hands-on lesson on democracy and give students a say in what happens around The University. However, many feel UOSA is a token institution to make students feel they have a say around OU. These views aren’t completely without merit; UOSA distributes money mostly to the same purposes every year and only makes suggestions to the OU Board of Regents (on which they don’t even have a seat). That isn’t to say UOSA has no purpose; it exists as a voice

for students. Unfortunately, events of recent semesters have shown UOSA to be a less than democratic institution and have done an unacceptably poor job of representing the student body. It has stopped students from speaking at its meetings, been responsible for two possible violations of the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act; held forums against amendments; and individual members of UOSA have threatened to cut funding to The Daily if we do not cover them in a positive light. UOSA is not the only institution to be blamed; the student body UOSA is attempting to represent is every bit as much at fault as its representatives. We haven’t been holding our representatives accountable. Students almost never have any business to conduct at UOSA meetings. If you don’t hold your representatives accountable, can you really expect them to represent you? This leads to a further question:

If UOSA isn’t representing a majority of the student body, why do we have it? Well, maybe we shouldn’t. If people won’t vote for representatives, we should vote to see if we really want a student government. If more of the student body doesn’t vote in the upcoming election, UOSA’s legitimacy will continue to be in question. We should then decide if we really want a student government, and we should vote on it. We are going to set the bar absurdly low and suggest if 20 percent of students don’t vote, there should be a vote on whether the organization should be abolished. So go vote, because UOSA really is a good idea and is potentially a great institution, but it’s nearly worthless without student involvement.

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EACH UOSA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WAS ASKED TO WRITE A SHORT COLUMN RESPONDING TO THE QUESTION: HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE OU? NOT BROAD TOPICS, BUT SPECIFICALLY, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS YOU SET IN YOUR PLATFORM WITH ALL THE RED TAPE AND RESTRICTIONS?” After being involved in nearly every aspect of campus life since our freshman year, one of the recurring complaints from students is parking on-campus. “Where can students park on campus without getting a ticket?” “Where are the parking lots located?” “Why are all the parking lots always full?” We plan to solve this issue with some creativity, while still utilizing pre-existing infrastructure. In fact, our entire platform will accomplish one main thing: positively impacting the student body, while avoiding additional student fees. We believe in making UOSA more efficient, more relevant and more representative of your needs. Once elected, we will strive to find simple solutions to everyday student problems that will be easy to implement, as well as cost effective. For instance, take the on-campus parking problems we heard. How can we improve parking availability on-campus? While additional parking lots, garages, etc. would be the obvious suggestion, given the restraints presented by both space and finances, these options are not feasible in our current FRANZ economic times. Also, at any given point ZENTENO throughout the day, there are approximately 200 open spots across campus in lots that are relatively unfamiliar to students. Let us prove to the administration that we can easily fill those open spots before advocating using finances to build more lots. In light of this, increasing awareness utilizing social media is the key to providing students instant access to available parking. Overall, this project will address current parking issues, educate students on lesser known parking lots, increase awareness of lot restriction hours and eventually introduce an automated phone/text message system that will maintain up-to-date parking information. We want to implement the utilization of social media (twitter, SMS messaging, automated parking hotline, etc.) as an accessible real-time tool that will aid in informing students of available parking around campus at any one time. It may be as easy as texting “OUPARK” to receive locations of parking lots with open spaces at any given time. This solution is simple, relevant, yet cost effective. In fact, all of our other platform issues also require minimal cost to the individual student, such as involved.ou.edu, OU e-notes (an online classroom resource library), expansion of the UOSA laptop checkout program, and expanding the university’s sustainability initiatives. Again, these solutions utilize structures that are inexpensive and easy to access, helping to keep student fees low. Additionally, many of the elements required to carry out these projects already exist across campus, simply needing to be reworked. We plan to set reachable goals within our one-year administration that students will be able to see implemented quickly. For more information on building our future together, visit our Web site at www.franzandcory.com.

Given the power student government has traditionally wielded on this campus, it’s easy to understand why there are some pretty low expectations — why many candidates focus on small, incremental projects like making CART run 10 minutes faster, improving academic advising or fixing the oZONE system, all of which are “realistically accomplishable” within the next year. However, by doing so, many prospective student leaders are buying into a system in which students don’t have a seat at the table where the big decisions are made. And so long as they are satisfied with trying to build a good working relationship with university administrators to get these things done, students are never going to have any real influence on the overall direction the university is headed. One of the key distinctions of our campaign is we’ve set various long-term goals — defining issues student government really needs to tackle, regardless of whether they can be accomplished in a one-year timeframe. Our immediate focus is to create a university community council chartered by the OU Board of Regents to cut through all of the bureaucracy and red tape which prevents real change from taking place on campus. A university community council brings together all of the institution’s stakeholders — students (both graduates and undergraduates), faculty, staff, administration, alumni and other community members. These bodies are common at prominent institutions in England (i.e. Oxford, Cambridge, etc.), and models also currently exist at Princeton, Brown, Penn State and other prominent research institutions here in the U.S. A university community council is usually originally established as an advisory group that researches, discusses and debates recommendations on a wide spectrum of issues and concerns. Over time, this body usually takes on more and more authority (over budgets, capital improvements, long-term institutional vision and goals, etc.) — as it’s difficult for anyone to ignore a recommendation endorsed by all of the university’s stakeholders. At the places where it has been adopted, the university NICK community council has had HARRISON a dramatic impact. Princeton still honors Professor Stanley Kelley, the faculty member who chaired the committee that pushed through the change in 1969. And students often refer to their university governance system as “Kelley’s Republic” because of the striking shift on their campus — from a decision-making process, which was controlled exclusively by university administrators, to one that now includes all the university’s stakeholders. In the upcoming election, students will have the opportunity to vote for the student leaders who will determine the course of student government and what we leave behind on campus for future generations. This can be another small commemorative monument that will be lost somewhere on campus — a fountain, statue, gateway, sidewalk, bike rack or park bench like the “spoon holder” on the North Oval. However, it can also be a new system of university governance that includes all of the university’s stakeholders and gives students a real say in the overall direction the institution is heading. A university community council is an idea that’s time has come.

Franz Zenteno is an international and area studies and French senior.

Nick Harrison is a law and business graduate student.

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UOSA has been plagued by negative headline after headline this year. UOSA is in a rough place: Students do not know what UOSA is, and if they do, they find it irrelevant. This is why we’re running for UOSA president and vice president. We want to make student government relevant again; we want to make it actually matter to students. We think the best way to do this is by creating feasible solutions to students’ everyday problems. Our platform focuses on solutions to four main issues: advising, dead week, parking, and oZONE. ALLY We want to move adGLAVAS vising forward. Proper advising is vital to our college careers. If you are advised incorrectly, you could end up spending extra time and money that you never planned to spend. It’s common for students to change their majors, have a double major or have a minor, but the current system makes that excessively difficult. Zac and I want to make improvements to the advising programs on campus so these are no longer common problems. We want to create an advising evaluation online. Using this evaluation, we can point out what exactly needs to be improved at the various advising offices on campus. We want to move dead week forward. Currently, the dead week policy is not being adhered to by all professors. We want to raise education about the current policy among students and professors to assure it is being followed. One way we will gauge this is by adding a question on end-of-term evaluations, asking whether or not the teacher followed the dead week policy. Study space is another concern of students during dead week. Zac and I want to open the library for 24 hours during dead week, as well as other buildings on campus such as Wagner, Dale and Sarkeys, so groups can have sufficient facilities to study. We want to move parking forward. Parking garages are not a viable option cost wise and more flat lots would not suffice because they will only get further and further away. As an alternative, we want to improve our CART bus system to make parking for free at Lloyd Noble Center a viable option for students. We also want to increase the efficiency of the apartment loop and trolley system. We want to move oZONE forward. Zac and I want to communicate student input to oZONE through a student action committee made of a variety of students. We want to make UOSA, your student government and representation to the administration, work for you. We want to create a better experience for all students at OU. In the past, leaders have bitten off more than they could chew when trying to do this. We have the experience in UOSA to know better, and our track record shows we know how to get stuff done. That’s more of what UOSA needs and what OU students deserve — a chance to move us forward. Ally Glavas is a political science sophomore.

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UOSA, your student government, is irrelevant. The objective of my campaign and, if I am elected, UOSA has been, and will continue to be, transforming UOSA into an organization that is relevant and supportive of students. My campaign has proposed a new direction for UOSA, a direction that is drastically different from the status quo of UOSA today, which is the direction my opponents seek to perpetuate. Considering the low voter turnout in UOSA elections, low student awareness and low student participation in UOSA, it would seem apparent to most that UOSA should embrace a drastic shift in the way they carry out the students’ business at OU. This is what I offer. UOSA’s existence must be predicated by the participation of students. We cannot accept anything less. Recently, UOSA has been pursuing programs and events that do nothing to help students. How are they able to do this, to spend your money with little to no benefit to you? It’s a lack of student participation. UOSA has created programs that do not depend on student involvement and are not based on filling a student need, thus isolating itself from the student body it claims to represent. JESS In my opinion, this is the EDDY underlying problem with UOSA. For example, let’s take a look at UOSA’s Tailgate last fall. It’s just an additional tailgate event, minus the beer. It doesn’t fill a need in student life at OU. As an OU student, I personally find events like that offensive. Such events suggest UOSA feels another tailgate party overrides my needs for lower fees, academic support or help with my career search. If elected, I will only pursue initiatives and programs that depend on the participation and support of students. I will not hesitate to cancel programs that do not attract the interest of the majority of students, because that is not what you need. Through the process of elimination, I will lead UOSA to the discovery of ideas, events and policies that students will see as worthy of supporting. Many say this is impossible. I disagree. If UOSA can acknowledge the realities of its irrelevance and then earnestly engage students to find out what the pervasive issues are on this campus, the problem of irrelevance will dissolve. Yes, the reasoning is simple. Yet those who currently lead UOSA are ignorant of these realities, because they are satisfied with the activities of UOSA in the recent past. And in this campaign, most of my opponents have been direct contributors to the perpetuation of UOSA’s irrelevance. Unless you desire a continuation of the status quo of UOSA, you should vote for a change. If you are unaware of what UOSA is, that you, as a student, are a member of UOSA and that you pay a lot of money in the form of fees for UOSA to play with, you should vote for me. If elected, I will reassert UOSA as the crossroads of student life. You will know what UOSA is, because you will see UOSA helping you, and you will feel UOSA helping you. Help me, help you. Jess Eddy is a political science and religious studies sophomore.

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OU WINS; ADVANCES TO ELITE EIGHT ANNELISE RUSSELL Daily Staff Writer

The No. 3 OU women’s basketball team is still dancing. Sooner senior guard Nyeshia Stevenson dropped the 3-point dagger in the final seconds of overtime to clinch the 77-72 Elite Eight victory against Notre Dame. “I think this was one of those games that can really grow the sport of women’s college basketball,” OU coach Sherri Coale said. No. 3 OU dropped a game to the two-seeded Fighting Irish this season, but this game would be different. Stevenson opened and closed the stat sheet for the Sooners, and she kicked things off sinking two threes in the first three minutes of action. Notre Dame was no stranger to early success as well. Freshman guard Skyler Diggins showed up to play for Muffet McGraw’s team Sunday evening. She had two early steals for the Fighting Irish before the first timeout, with both teams tied at 11.

HUSTLE PLAYS Steals and rebounds were key in the first half. Diggins tallied steals for Notre Dame, but senior forward Amanda Thompson answered for the Sooners. Each player added two points for her respective team off an inbound steal. Thompson finished the half with nine points and six rebounds, and Diggins almost matched Thompson on the boards with five rebounds and five points.

BACK AND FORTH As the clock ticked under 10 minutes, OU maintained an 18-17 lead. But the lead would not remain constant. The teams traded baskets through most of the later first half. With under five minutes remaining, both teams stood tied at 26. OU finished the half leading 36-32. The Sooners came out of the half strong, and managed to build up an eight point lead. However, the Irish fought back and took a 50-49 lead.

IT’S NOT OVER…YET With under a minute to play, it was the senior Abi Olajuwon who came up with a big bucket down low to put OU ahead 66-63. The Irish answered with the rookie. Freshman Diggins put up a big 3-pointer to tie the game at 66, leaving OU one last chance. Robinson held the ball for the last shot, but the Sooners never got the shot off, sending the game to overtime. Very few points were scored in overtime, with OU leading 70-68 with 1:30 to play. With less than a minute to play, the Sooners and Notre Dame were knotted at 70, but Stevenson broke the tie with two free throws, going up 72-70. Notre Dame answered the free throws, tying the game again, and leaving OU with another chance to end the game. Stevenson stepped up again knocking down a huge three to put OU ahead 75-72 with 4.4 seconds remaining. “We had no intention of going home tonight,” Olajuwon

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Nyeshia Stevenson, senior forward, listens to head coach Sherri Coale during game against Notre Dame at the Kansas City Regional on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo. The Sooners won 77-72 in overtime. said. “I kept saying, we have practice tomorrow.” Notre Dame could not handle with the bomb from the inbound pass, and OU clinched victory, 77-72.

PLAYMAKERS Stevenson was the Sooner standout in the game with 21 points on the night, most importantly knocking down a 3-point shot late in overtime. “I just said, ‘hey, when the clock is running down, if you’re not going to take it, who is?’, so I just jumped up and shot it,” Stevenson said. Olajuwon was solid underneath the basket in the second

half, finishing the game with 20 points and 14 rebounds. She was not the only Sooner with a double-double though. Thompson closed out the win with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

UP NEXT The Sooners will attempt to break into the Final Four for the second year in a row Tuesday. OU’s oppnonent in the Elite Eight is the winner of the game between Nebraska and Kentucky.

Women’s gymnastics wins Big 12 Championship No. 2 OU defeats three opponents en route to third-straight conference title AARON COLEN Sports Editor

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Kristin Smith, senior gymnast, competes against Iowa State in Norman, Okla. during Beauty and the Beast. The Sooners won their third consecutive conference title Saturday.

The No. 2 OU women’s gymnastics team took another step towards the national title Saturday, when it won its third-straight Big 12 Championship in Lincoln, Neb. The Sooners had to top three other teams to clinch their eighth all-time conference title. Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa State finished behind OU in that order. OU and Nebraska separated themselves from the pack early on, with the Sooners pulling away during the final two rotations for the victory. The Sooners finished with a score of 197.175, the highest score by a Big 12 champion since 2001. Nebraska was not far behind at 196.625. Missouri finished with a 195.900 and Iowa State with 194.850. OU swept all four event titles and had gymnast win a share of every individual title as well. Senior Hollie Vise and senior Jackie Flanery won multiple individual titles. Flanery took vault (9.9) and floor (9.9) while Vise won on bars (9.9), beam (9.925) and tied Flanery on

floor (9.9). After the meet was over, the honors didn’t stop coming to the Sooners. Head coach K.J. Kindler received her fifth Big 12 Coach of the Year award, her second at OU. Senior Kristin Smith earned a spot on the All-Big 12 team along with 11 other Sooners. Smith said despite the individual honors, the team comes first. “The thing with college gymnastics is that it is always about the team,” Smith said. “I’m happy with my individual performance, but team always takes over.” Redshirt freshman Natasha Kelley was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. Kelley earned the award even though she competed on a torn ACL she suffered in November. With the conference win, the Sooners have clinched a No. 1 seed at the NCAA Regional Championship on April 10. The time and place of the meet will be determined Monday, when the selection committee finalizes its selections. Smith said Saturday’s win won’t change what the Sooners are focused on doing, which is taking the program to new heights. “Our focus now is going to be the same as it has been all year,” Smith said. “We’re going to put in hard work and stay determined.”

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Recognizing excellence in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the university community. This award is the highest honor bestowed to sophomores by the university community.

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Recognizing excellence in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the university community. This award is the highest honor bestowed to juniors by the university community.

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Sue Williams Service Award Seinabou Cisse

WALTER NEUSTADT AWARD Sherry Cox, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Advising in the Jeanine Rainbolt College of Education

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School of Meteorology Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award Gina Pine Hodges

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Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker March 29, 2010 ACROSS 1 Like rain forest air 6 Temperature extreme 10 Gloomy atmosphere 14 Ascend 15 Best of the theater 16 Comic-strip light bulb 17 Jewish month 18 Affirmatives at sea 19 Former former? 20 Wide receiver? 23 Food merchant 25 It sells, they say 26 Payment to a broker 27 ___ de cologne 28 Word with “rehearsal� or “code� 31 Shopping bags 33 Pisa pocket change, once 35 “High Hopes� animal 36 Type of computer monitor 37 Vehicle IDs 42 Mason’s trough 43 Island ring 44 “And later ___ the crowd thinned out ...� (Dylan lyric) 46 Gawks lasciviously 49 Acquires

51 Home of the Fighting Tigers 52 DOT agency 53 Suffix with “invent� 55 Cut with a scalpel 57 Some alien crafts 61 Streetlining trees, sometimes 62 Pants problems 63 Rush hour accumulation 66 Patricia of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s� 67 Word ending a threat 68 John of farm-equipment fame 69 .00001 newtons 70 Dates frequently 71 Pressure cooker filler DOWN 1 Solo in a space flick 2 Canton in the Reuss River valley 3 Jefferson City’s state 4 Soulful Hayes 5 In need of a body shop 6 Medically mend 7 Tennyson product (Var.) 8 Banded rock 9 Proverbial waste maker 10 Like a storied piper 11 Not anchored

12 One who gives dollars for quarters 13 Workshop fixtures 21 Purposeful excursion 22 Unbilled person 23 Toothpaste variety 24 Commuter’s choice 29 Neon borders? 30 Inscribed monument (Var.) 32 Snorkel’s pooch 34 Feel a dull pain 36 Outpatient facility 38 Rose-red dye 39 Part of mph 40 Military recruit 41 Cause for a child’s scolding 45 Be a plaintiff

46 Put one’s nose out of joint 47 Shipboard kitchen 48 One befuddled by jargon 49 Preserve, as fodder 50 Golf’s Slammin’ Sam and family 54 Some fairytale villains 56 Salad oil holder 58 Ireland, the Emerald ___ 59 Stained glass locale, perhaps 60 Applies 64 “... good witch ___ bad witch?� (Glinda’s query) 65 Half of a school yr.

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