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Controversy keeps Chick-fil-A off campus Both student governments deny restaurant spot on survey due to its alleged ‘anti-gay’ values; Dining Services to reassess options By Max Filby News Editor
Students aren’t allowing Chick-fil-A to lay any eggs in the Falcon’s Nest anytime soon. The Graduate Student Senate voted down the company at its Friday meeting and the Undergraduate Student Government did the same at its Monday meeting after Chick-
fil-A started stirring up controversy for being considered “anti-gay.” Each organization voted to disapprove of the company if it were to open in the Union next fall and to remove it from a student survey of possible campus food options. “Everybody got what they wanted at the end of the day,” said Mike Paulus, director of Dining Services.
“More students are now aware of the issue, as they should be.” In response, Dining Services is now compiling a survey of food categories rather than brand names, which will result in new restaurants opening in the Falcon’s Nest this fall. The survey may be out by the end of this week and will include 14 different categories such as chicken,
Italian and Mexican. Although Chick-fil-A is no longer an option, students will likely request some sort of chicken option via the survey, Paulus said. “Chicken will rank very highly,” Paulus said. “It’s a missing component on this campus.” Dining Services is now considering other chicken options,
including one from Chartwells called Chickendipity, Paulus said. Chartwells is the company that provides food services at the University through Dining Services. Students and faculty, including members of the University’s LGBT
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Q: What is one little known fact about you?
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For a Q&A with the provost, see PAGE 2.
Rodney Rogers, former dean, sets goals, adapts to new position as provost, vice president of academic affairs By Alissa Widman Managing Editor
Rodney Rogers has had several offices on college campuses, but he has never liked to stay cooped up in one for very long. His academic work has taken him across the globe — from Portland
State University in Oregon to Marseille, France — where he has taught accounting and served in various administrative positions. At Bowling Green State University he has taken on his role as the new provost by striving to make an impact on campus and in the community. Those closest to him attest
to his dedication. “He’s pretty approachable; a lot of my friends say when you imagine a provost, you don’t imagine someone who is so easy to talk to,” said senior Skyler Rogers, Rodney’s nephew. “I think it’s really cool that he has Ohio roots, and has done things all over the world, but is now giving back to
Council rejects student proposal against federal law By Alex Alusheff
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For nearly 15 minutes Tuesday night, members from People Against the National Defense Authorization Act, Occupy BG and the Libertarian Party tried to convince city council members to change their views regarding PANDAA’s recently proposed resolution, The group was supported by a
Founder of PANDAA crowd of about 15 people, but originally planned for 100 to 150 people to attend the meeting. Even with the lobby visitations, city council’s stance was not swayed.
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It chose not to introduce legislation against some provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act. Freshman Daniel Johnson, founder of PANDAA, proposed a resolution to city council at its Feb. 6 meeting to claim the act unlawful and prohibit any city official to cooperate with a military investigation or
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the area that started it all.” Rodney, from Kenton, Ohio, was named the University’s vice president for academic affairs and provost in November after a nationwide search and interview process. His yearly salary will be $275,000. Rodney was the University’s interim provost prior to the search and
Author to speak about race, women’s issues
The University’s next Black History Month event, “Surviving and Thriving,” will feature guest speaker Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College. The event will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. Malveaux is a respected labor economist, noted author and prominent commentator who has been recognized by many for her “progressive and insight-
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has been the dean of the College of Business Administration since 2006. When he moved to Bowling Green that year with his wife and twin sons, Rodney quickly made a home for himself in the welcoming atmo-
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ful observations,” according to the University’s website. Her writing and columns have appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education and newspapers such as the Detroit Free Press and Los Angeles Times. “Malveaux is also the editor of several groundbreaking books on women, race and the state of the country,” according to her biography on the University’s website. “Additionally, she has hosted television and radio programs and has appeared widely as a commentator on major TV networks, including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, among others.”
What aspect of the University would you like to control? SIC SIC. I’d tell them and the marching band to follow me around.
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PROVOST From Page 1 sphere of what he calls a “traditional college town.” “I had never lived in a college town before, and this city and University are integrated beautifully,” Rodney said. “Energy exists that is somewhat unique when students arrive in the fall, and that hustle and bustle is something we all enjoy.” Rodney received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University, master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. His primary goals as provost include revamping undergraduate education, implementing a graduate strategic plan and improving student retention and faculty research, Rodney said.
Q: What is one little known fact about you? A: I majored in music in my undergraduate studies at Ohio Northern University. Most people are surprised by that because the rest of my background is in accounting. The two have a lot in common, though, in terms of their structure, which is why I think both interest me.
CHICKEN From Page 1 community, attended GSS’s meeting Friday and filled the room at USG’s meeting Monday, where Chick-fil-A was discussed. Tobias Spears, assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, attended the meetings and said he is “ecstatic” that so many students came to voice their opinions on the company.
open several accounts with the complainant’s identification within the 600 block of St. Annes Court.
the Wood County Justice Center.
Robert Raymond Bortles, 23, of Millbury, Ohio, was cited for driving under suspension near North Main and Industrial streets. He was also arrested on a failure to appear in court warrant from the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and was lodged in
Three males wearing black coats were reported to be hitting mailboxes while carrying a bicycle tire within the 1400 block of Brookwood Drive. None of the mailboxes were damaged but a K2 Sport bicycle was found with its front tire missing.
A great deal of making those goals a reality requires interacting with faculty, staff, administrators and student leaders on campus, Rodney said. He plans to meet with “all academic units of the University” this semester to hear their concerns. “If there’s an individual or a group trying to move forward, I’ll support them in any way possible to achieve their goals,” Rodney said. “As a leader, I need to know when to push and also when to stop and ask how I can help. There’s always give and take involved.” John Folkins, Faculty Senate chair, said the effort clearly shows. “He’s doing a great job to collaborate and is going out of his way to interact with not just the senate, but faculty as a whole,” Folkins said. “There’s a lot of optimism on campus right now,
and we’re looking forward to a healthy, working relationship with him.” Bill Primrose, Board of Trustees chair, agreed. He worked side-by-side with Rodney on the search committee that selected Mary Ellen Mazey as the University’s president. Based on the experience, Primrose said he is confident Rodney can tackle his latest task with the board: heading academic affairs committee meetings starting this Friday. “He was one of the best on that committee as far as delving into resumes and understanding the needs of BGSU,” Primrose said. “He was very thoughtful and analytical, and I would call him for his council often ... I’m very comfortable with him running the meetings because I know he’ll do a great job.” The feeling also applies to
Rodney’s new role as provost, Primrose said. “We have a wonderful team there with the new president and provost, and really the entire cabinet,” he said. “I think [Rodney] is a perfect guy for President Mazey to work with and I’m really optimistic for what’s ahead.” That work will also benefit students, who shouldn’t view a separation between themselves and University administrators, Skyler said. “I challenge students to reach out to him, whether they have an event coming up, or if they’re just interested in hearing what’s going on at the University,” he said. “He may have a busy job, but he has a student-centered attitude, and he will listen to anything they would suggest to make the University a better place.”
Q: What music did you listen to today, and are you currently reading any books? A: This morning I listened to part of “La boheme,” Giacomo Puccini’s opera, and then I listened to the final track of Meat Loaf’s album that came out in the fall — so Meat Loaf and Puccini. I’m reading a biography called “Grant’s Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant’s Heroic Last Year.”
Q: What exactly does a provost do? A: My title has two parts: vice president for academic affairs and provost. It’s a long title, but the essence of it means making sure we have the programs, facilities, faculty and curriculum to ensure each student can be successful ... I’m the chief academic officer at the University and I align our resources with the president’s vision.
Q: What is your favorite spot on campus? A: Not many people get there, but it’s stunning — the top of the football stadium, at sunset, looking out toward campus ... you can see how the University and town meet together and it’s a pretty dramatic scene. The second floor of The Oaks, in the southeast corner, also has a great view.
“To see the enthusiasm and passion was moving,” Spears said. “It became something of an educational process.” Like Spears, GSS President David Sleasman said he believes the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A has become something of an educational experience, something needed when an issue like this erupts on campus. “There’s an education piece to it,” Sleasman said.
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“You have to ask ‘does the sandwich outweigh it being offensive to somebody?’” While student meetings concerning Chick-fil-A may be finished, student representatives like Sleasman and USG President Emily Ancinec are still discussing the results and working with students to figure out what will hatch in the Union next fall. “I thought it was good that people came out to the meeting,” Ancinec said. “I really
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appreciated it.” While USG unanimously voted to disapprove of Chick-fil-A as an option on campus, if Chick-fil-A was still placed on the survey and voted into the Union by students, USG would likely regroup to figure out what to do, Ancinec said. “We would probably have to include something in a resolution, but I’m not sure,” Ancinec said. “We would probably need to talk to the administration
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about why they didn’t consider our decision.” Despite USG having completed its vote concerning Chick-fil-A, Ancinec is unsure of its ongoing role in the selection of new food options in the Union. “I’m not sure what the next step is,” Ancinec said. “I guess it would be up to our senators who work with the Dining Advisory Board.” Although some students may still be unsure about Chick-fil-A’s fate on campus,
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Robert Owens, a constitutional lawyer in Columbus; and one law professor at the University who wished to remain anonymous. While council members disagreed with PANDAA’s approach to the matter, they respected the group members’ passion and activism. Senior Daniel Gordon, First Ward incumbent, said he hopes that even with the outcome, the students will return to city council in the future with other concerns. John Zanfardino, Second Ward incumbent and council president, said he didn’t think the ordinance was entertainable and it was too broad to nullify the act. There are different ways of looking at it, Zanfardino said. At one angle, people could see the government struggling in the fight against terrorism, and at the other, people might see dystopia, where people are dragged out of cities. Even with the results, Johnson said PANDAA won’t be deterred. “The strategy is to sit tight and wait for our fundraising organizations to weigh in on what strategy is next,” Johnson said. “This is just the start, not the end.” In the future, PANDAA will work to become a campusrecognized organization and continue to reach out to other organizations, he said.
detention of a student or citizen. Council members had two weeks to consider the resolution but had doubts on whether council could nullify a federal law. The proposed ordinance wouldn’t stop a military investigation, but would give the city legal ground to sue the government and have the detained citizen returned, Johnson said. The Constitution is being challenged by federal legislation that is “insidious and seeks to deprive us of right,” sophomore Ian Zulick said at the meeting. In an email to members of council and Johnson, Mayor Richard Edwards said the students may have forgotten how the framework of government works. Edwards later said a more appropriate action would have been to contact Ohio’s senators instead of pushing at city council. Johnson disagreed and said approaching the senators may not have been the best option because of the overwhelming support they showed for the NDAA. PANDAA also has the backing of four constitutional lawyers: Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers; Blake Filippi, of the Rhode Island Liberty Coalition;
Q: What are the most important issues you want to address as provost? A: Key initiatives include renewing the undergraduate educational experience, working on a variety of retention strategies, deciding the direction of graduate education with the graduate strategic plan, and improving the support structure for faculty research. These all tie together to support students, so they can graduate and go out and live their dreams.
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Paulus is determined to find a different chicken option for students, following the decisions of USG and GSS. “I’ll either create something or find a brand that you’ll love,” Paulus said.
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UNIVERSITY STUDENTS can now enter the Stroh Center via its main entrance for sporting events. This past semester, they were only permitted to enter it through an exclusive student entrance on its northwest corner, near the student section.
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The University’s newly opened Stroh Center recently attracted some controversy with its student entrance. Or ig i na l ly, st udent s were on ly per m it ted i nto t he St roh Center t h roug h t he st udent ent ra nce, located nea r the northwest corner of the building. Recently, the Stroh Center has opened both the main entrance and the student entrance to students. An announcement was made in the Feb. 10 edition of the Campus Update email, informing students of the change. “We wanted to make it as easy as possible for students to access the Stroh Center by putting an entrance facing the campus for students,” said Jason Knavel, the University’s assistant athletics director. For the Stroh Center’s
inaugura l year, the Athletics Department tried different techniques at the Stroh Center that weren’t done in Anderson Arena, Knavel said. It was then awaiting results to decide whether to continue implementing them. Some University students didn’t like the mandatory student entrance and voiced their opinions. “I don’t know if there’s necessarily been a spike in attendance,” said sophomore Luke Zerkle. “But making multiple entrances available makes it easier for students to get into the Stroh. At times I felt like just one entrance could get clogged up a little bit.” Zerkle is president of new campus organization Falcon Fanatics, a group dedicated to promoting student involvement at sporting events. Emily A nci nec, Undergraduate Student Government president, said she was also initial-
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can do is reduce the demand of energy produced by that ... so it can be scaled back.” The earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and is directly correlated to the amount of carbon dioxide produced in our society during the last 200 years, he said. “When you reduce energy consumption you’re going to be saving a lot,” Onasch said. “When you consider the price of energy in the future, there is only one way it’s going to go — up.” Senior Deborah Harris said there are several things students can do to reduce their energy consumption, such as walking or taking the bus instead of driving to school. “I know a lot of students who drive their car to school instead of walk, when it takes them longer to drive, find a parking space and then walk to class,” she said. Junior Lindsay Moore said when students conserve energy resources, the country can enjoy cleaner air and a healthier environment, while also protecting the world’s climate. “Saving the planet for future generations may not be a good enough sell for some people,” she said. “But everyone is seeking ways to hold on to their money, especially in these tough economic times ... you can turn off running tap water and decrease your water bill.” The University’s committee is currently setting up a website so the campus community can get involved and offer more ideas, Onasch said. “We are hoping to get a draft of the plan by the end of the semester,” he said.
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ly disappointed with the Stroh’s mandatory student entrance. “I had heard from a lot of students that the expectation was that we would be entering through the main entrance, and going up the orange staircase and getting a sense of pride from overlooking the Stroh Center,” she said. “So it came as a surprise when we found out that we would be entering through a different door.” Ancinec voiced her opinion to Assistant Athletic Director Jim Elsasser, Athletic Director Greg Christopher and University President Mary Ellen Mazey, hoping to open both doors to students, and got results. “After reviewing feedback from students, we found there were situations in which students would like to enter other entrances,” Knavel said. “For example, when attending a game with their parents.”
The University is in the initial stages of joining colleges nationwide in taking a stand for sustainability by signing the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. The commitment, started in 2006, has 674 signatures from college presidents nationwide, including 19 from Ohio, according to its website. The commitment sets the schools on a path to be “climate neutral,” which means emitting no net green house gases through campus operations, including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Charles Onasch, director of the University’s School of Earth, Environment and Society, was contacted by University President Mary Ellen Mazey in November to chair the committee that is developing a plan to allow her to sign the commitment. The University is initiating a three-step process to join the commitment, Onasch said. The committee will develop a plan, present it to Faculty Senate and Board of Trustees for approval, and then Mazey will formally sign it. “We have four subcommittees,” Onasch said. “One is looking at short term plans, which are things we can do to demonstrate our commitment right away, such as Recycle Mania, and for the University to only purchase Energy Star appliances.” The second committee is focusing on the long term plans, such as renovating the three legacy buildings to be
highly energy efficient and use just a fraction of the energy they are currently using, Onasch said. This committee might recommend the University look at alternate forms of energy, such as wind or solar energy, in small projects around campus to supply part of the needs. The third subcommittee is examining the curriculum and how sustainability and awareness about global climate change can be integrated and included in it and faculty/student research programs, Onasch said. “As an educationalist institution, we need to be a leader in walking the walk and talking the talk,” Onasch said. “If we’re going to say we’re committed to this, we have to demonstrate it and educate all our students so they can carry the ball.” The fourth subcommittee is using the “Clean Air Cool Planet Carbon Calculator,” a spreadsheet used to calculate green house gas emissions, Onasch said. There’s likely to be considerable expense involved when retrofitting a building to be energy efficient, Onasch said. But the costs involved should be seen as investments, because with time the buildings will pay for themselves and start earning a profit. There will also be some challenges while trying to reach no net green house gas emissions, he said. “It’s going to be impossible to reduce our emissions to zero because we have a heating plan and a steam plan that’s natural gas powered,” Onasch said. “But what we
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Chick-fil-A’s food is controversial, yet tasty PHILLIP MARTIN COLUMNIST I am disappointed with Chickfil-A — and it’s not because I bit into a limp waffle fry. The Christian fast food chain has given money to foundations considered antigay, The BG News reported this past Wednesday, Feb. 15. The chain does not hire those in the LGBT community, others have said, which is why it may not be one of the new eating options in the Falcon’s Nest this fall. First of all, to deny employment to a specific group is discriminatory by law. Second, what Chick-fil-A is allegedly doing is not what loving Christians should do regarding the issue of homosexuality. There is a difference between pointing out that the act of homosexuality is a sin determined by God and hating someone because of their practice of it. Some Christians forget that in God’s eyes there is no degree of sin — to Him is equal. The act of homosexuality shouldn’t be any different to believers. The acts of homosexuality are like telling a lie in God’s eyes, said one of my friends. Another one of my friends said Christians should point out the sin as being disliked — not the person who practices it. For example, someone could have a problem with lying, but no one hates him for being a liar. Some Christians fail to remember this because homosexuality is more widely known and accepted today. Some Christian groups give the issue more attention than it should have. The Westboro Baptist Church, considered an extremist group, has fallen into this trap. It actively protests against homosexuality at funeral services of war veterans (some of whom I’ve heard were not even gay). Christian groups should focus on sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. There are better ways of pointing out that the acts of homosexuality are a sin than those of street preachers, but Christians shouldn’t sugarcoat what God’s word says about it. After that, they should continue to love people in the LGBT community. It’s fine if Christians dis-
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agree with the group’s views spiritually, but that doesn’t mean they should automatically hate them or that they should have reason to. I have colleagues who are members of the LGBT community, and we will disagree. But, that doesn’t mean I hate them — I just don’t take a part in their lifestyle. I greet them the same way I greet my heterosexual colleagues. Even though I have struggled with it in the past, I treat the two groups the same. Christians should be loving to the LGBT community in a way that they invite it in. Christians should encourage the group that the alternative they offer to the group’s acts is a much better option. And, if members of the group don’t want to conform, pray for them and move on. Don’t exile and hate them. This is my problem with Chick-fil-A, if the rumor about them not hiring gays is true. The four Gospels in the New Testament of the Bible document Jesus’ interactions with sinful people. He dined with tax collectors and talked to prostitutes. Those people at that time were considered the “scourge of the earth,” much like how the LGBT community is treated today. Yet, Jesus encouraged those people, along with the Jews, to turn away from their sins, and he offered His father’s glorious kingdom to them. Christians do the kingdom of God no good if they are only witnessing exclusively and not to those they consider spiritually dead. Chick-fil-A locations should hire non-Christians so they can show the love of Christ and minister to them. On the issue of anti-gay foundations, I can relate with the LGBT community to an extent. I would feel offended about eating at a restaurant that donated money to the KKK. But, we can’t always compare race with sexuality. The two can be compared in the Chick-fil-A case because it’s in a social context. In other cases, the two are incompatible in the Christian and spiritual context of sins. I stand neutral on the University’s decision to bring in Chick-fil-A. In the end, I will still enjoy the eatery’s waffle fries, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I agree with its views.
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As a former strong supporter and campaign worker for Congressman Dennis Kucinich, I must state why I am no longer supporting him and why I am supporting Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. I worked on the 1994 Kucinich State Senate campaign against Anthony Sinagra and the 1996 Kucinich Congressional campaign against Martin Hoke. During those campaigns
Birth control debate is about women’s rights These past few weeks have been marked by a very heated debate between Democrats and Republicans over Obama’s new health care mandate, which requires religious organizations like the Catholic Church to provide contraceptives to its employees. While the idea that religious organizations shouldn’t be made to use contraceptives certainly holds a lot of sub-
I came to know Kucinich quite well. I had just completed a run for Cleveland City Council in Slavic Village and wanted to continue in politics. In fact, I still hold the record for most yard signs placed during a State Senate campaign. What concerned me then and concerns me now is why Kucinich failed as Mayor of Cleveland and still fails to succeed as a congressman. The only common denominator is his lack of people skills.
He doesn’t (nor did he then) have the critical ability to communicate properly with constituents, fellow lawmakers and the media in general. Some politicians are able to “remake” themselves. Sadly, Kucinich has chosen not to, and look what this has resulted in for the previous 10th Congressional District. On the other hand, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur reminds me of the type of congressperson we desperately need during these troubling economic times. She truly cares about
her constituents. From the moment you meet her, you can’t help but be struck by her well-honed people skills. She has utilized these skills very effectively, and look at the difference it has made in Toledo and the surrounding area. On March 6, please support Marcy Kaptur for Congress and help get the new 9th Congressional District a start on the right track.
stance, the issue is not that at all. The Republicans and the religious right have been laying into President Obama for the better part of a month now on this issue in some of the most unprofessional ways imaginable (e.g. Rick Santorum accusing him of “phony theology”) on the subject of this new mandate. However, the Republicans are slanting this by implying that the organizations such as the Catholic Church
employ Catholics exclusively. That aside, I think quite a few Catholics don’t take kindly to being portrayed as monolithic. The truth is, this is not, “Catholic bashing,” as some conservatives have labeled it. This is first and foremost an issue of women’s rights, as birth control is used for much more than contraception. And for those championing this as an issue of “religious freedom,” I wonder — when Muslims were trying to build a Mosque in New York
City, why were no conservative politicians pontificating on their behalf? The religious right only has a compelling interest in protecting religious freedom if it benefits Christians, and such a restricted definition of “religious freedom” is impotent and offensive to boot when it comes to implementing actual policy.
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Search for happiness, Embrace both good, not fame, fortune bad situations TYLER STRITTMATTER COLUMNIST
A person’s strivings to be famous are related to the realization of the magnitude of their insignificance and, thus, are an attempt to counteract that realization. This is something I came up with the other day, and I wanted to talk for a moment about fame. I think we all want fame to some degree. Perhaps there are a few stoic souls out there who want nothing to do with the limelight, but for now I am not speaking to those hypothetical anomalies. We want to be remembered after we are dead. Let’s take the common, everyday man. Let’s say that after this common man dies, he remains in the collective consciousness for about 50 years. The people he touched while he was alive keep his memory intact by sharing his actions and wisdom with others. But once that time period elapses, his relevance fades and he is basically forgotten. Comparatively, it can
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be assumed that the life of a famous person remains in the collective consciousness for longer, let’s say for arguments sake, 200 years. That is why many want fame; we want to be remembered longer and are fearful of being forgotten entirely. But in the scope of things, fame only prolongs the inevitable; given a long enough timeline, each of our memories will evaporate completely. To quote the Book of James, “You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” Our lives are a mist (another translation says we are like a vapor) when compared to the gravity of existence. So my hope is we all can find more fulfilling pursuits than the pursuit of fame. With that said, I am not yet above this pursuit I dispel. I often find myself fantasizing about being interviewed on late-night talk shows for my “intellectual” thoughts on a given subject. But I also realize that this can be a consumptive delusion. I challenge you with this
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CHRISTINA GREEN COLUMNIST
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about the importance of reminding yourself to stay positive and to look for “the plus side” in everyday situations. But how do you find the plus side in catastrophic events? And by catastrophic, I really mean situations in which only a group of freshman girls would find themselves. Last Friday, some friends and I embarked on a road trip ... to my house. What we predicted would be a simple visit west proved more monumental and momentous than we could have hoped. For starters, we couldn’t manage to leave Bowling Green. On top of leaving campus an hour behind schedule, we also found it next to impossible to locate U.S. Route 6 in order to escape this vapid cauldron of meteorological doom. Things improved a bit after finding U.S. Route 6. We felt comfortable and confident, and allowed ourselves to scream (off-key) the lyrics to
Backstreet Boys and We the Kings. It was looking like a fine night drive ... until we missed an exit. U.S. Route 24 changes names so many times and requires so much merging that we failed to notice when we ended up on another highway entirely. Fortunately, there is an app for situations such as these. After realizing we had been on the wrong road for quite some time, we were able to pinpoint our location with an ever-so-handy iPhone. We drove a total of 50 miles out of our way. Fifty. Miles. Add this to the flash blizzard that night, and you get a trip that was two hours too long. But the fun didn’t stop there. We were determined to see a movie the next day despite what the weather reports predicted about road conditions. We endured the snow and we battled the ice and wind all 15 miles to the movie theater. We pulled into the parking lot after an uneventful drive, and then — only then — did we lose control of the car. The friend driving pulled the emergency brake,
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Parenthood. The list is compiled from Planned Parenthood websites and links are provided to these websites (http://greatdebateusa.com/exposepp.php). This information was like a light switch suddenly flicked on to reveal a maze of corridors I hadn’t realized existed. It is much easier to keep an eye on politics and what is happening legally, such as in the current health care legislation regarding coverage for contraceptives, than it is to recognize all of the strains of support taking place throughout the market. However, each strain can make a significant impact. In the case of Planned Parenthood’s supporters, many match donations individuals choose to make. With this in mind, it is clear you are not necessarily offering a set percentage to the organization every time you purchase a can of Pepsi or a box of Quaker Oats. Even so, you are one of the people adding to the profits from which such donations are made. Whether you support Planned Parenthood or not,
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When you buy coffee, you aren’t just buying coffee. We all know the money we spend on food, clothes, and other items cost more than the item itself. We pay for preparation, transportation, the workers’ wages, and all that goes into the process of bringing our coffee to us. But that is not all we are paying for. We are also offering a small contribution to any organization that the company we are buying from supports. On a related note, you are also supporting any actions the company itself performs. Recently, a friend mentioned that Starbucks supports Planned Parenthood. While this is not breaking news, it was news to me. My friend shared where she received her information, a compiled list you can read online of companies that support Planned
you can appreciate the significance of such a web of support and the questions that follow regarding our purchases, in general. What are we supporting with our purchases? Is our money helping to support organizations or practices that we do not wish to support? Being completely informed about the effect of every purchase we make is unfeasible, but we can make informed decisions based on the information we have and are able to gather. If you learn that a product you normally buy is made by a company that financially supports or actively practices something you are morally against, do you continue to buy the product? With knowledge comes responsibility. The way we answer this question, individually and collectively, determines certain moral character and the course of our world to the extent that money reaches.
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Restaurant controversy less about chicken, more about equality Counseling Center Members Guest Columnists
The decision whether or not to invite Chick-fil-A or any other company, agency or organization to join the University community must go beyond a popular vote. It also needs to be about more than just chicken. It needs to be about our community as a whole (not just the majority) and about our values of inclusiveness and respect. The reference in last week’s article about this being “all about brand marketing” sums up the problem.
GREEN From Page 4 stopping us mere inches away from a parked vehicle. We were saved — or so we thought. After a minute or so of freaking out and then calming down, we attempted to remove ourselves from our awkward vehicular placement. The emergency brake was stuck.
When the priority becomes what has potential to be most popular, the most familiar, or the most profitable instead of doing the right thing, we lose sight of our values, our traditions, our policies and perhaps our humanity. Seeking input from our community members through some sort of vote may seem democratic and fair. However, might this only be the case for those in positions of power and privilege in our community? How might members of our community who belong to groups who have traditionally
held less power and privilege feel about his vote? It seems that not factoring in these other variables sends a clear and chilling message that our community is not willing to make the difficult choices required to ensure that each of us, regardless of our affiliations, feels connected, included and valued in this community. From a mental health perspective, it is precisely these types of micro-aggressions that result in the greatest psychological harm and that contribute to the heightened risk of anxiety, depression
and stress related health concerns in members of minority communities. The idea of leaving this decision to a popular vote is unsettling because we may be subjecting ourselves to the tyranny of the masses rather than acting in line with our values. However, if this decision does indeed come down to a popular vote, this tyranny may be avoided. To do that, voters must make this about more than just chicken. They must investigate the public stance many of the organizations supported
It was so stuck that none of us could release it. And, yes, we were pressing the button. AAA to the rescue! We waited an hour and a half in the parking lot of the movie theater, fearing we would be towed. When the road side assistant showed up, he attempted to fix the problem himself before towing us. He sat in the car and released the emergency brake without even thinking about it. As I said, freshman girl scenarios.
Through all of this, though, not once did we mention “the plus side.” Why did we neglect to utilize this positivity tool? I shall tell you. We didn’t have a negative side to try to improve upon. Sure, all of these mishaps did occur, but not once did anyone complain about any of these things except for a split second when we thought we would have to pay for a tow. When we wound up 50
miles off-course, we celebrated. When we (thought) we were stranded in another state without a way to get back to BG, we cheered. We embraced what we believed a road trip consisted of: mishaps, errors, calamities,
“From a mental health perspective, it is precisely these types of micro-aggressions that result in the greatest psychological harm ...” by Chick-fil-A have taken in actively working against the promotion of gay rights. They must learn about the psychologically harmful effects of reparative therapies promoted by many of those organizations and the American Psychological Association’s opposition to their use. They must ask themselves whether or not the values of Chick-fil-A are consistent with
what the University stands for. We recently included sexual orientation in the University’s non discrimination policy. It seems we are now being called upon to demonstrate whether or not we meant it. Do we?
mistakes, blunders, debacles, disasters, setbacks, tragedies, upsets and tribulations. Road trips are meant to have things go wrong. And life is the same way. We can’t control everything that happens to us. We can’t plan life. So, maybe, just maybe, if
we start viewing life the same way we view road trips, we will live much happier and more fulfilled lives, embracing the good and the bad.
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Women’s basketball looks to clinch division title By Michele Wysocki Assistant Sports Editor
After clinching a shared division title on Saturday against Akron, BG needs to beat Ohio University on the road to win the title outright. Head coach Curt Miller said Ohio has continued to grow throughout the season, and they are a different team since BG played them last. “We played them without Portia Harris, who is a dominating low post presence for them,” Miller said. “Right off the bat they are going to have more of a complete roster against us.” The Bobcats are 10-5 at home, and Miller said Athens, Ohio isn’t going to be an easy place to play at. Miller is convinced that the Falcons’ defense continues to win
games for them — they are one of the top-ranked defensive teams in the conference, and they continue to be impressive, he said. Because of it, BG has played tough, contested games from the start. Despite struggling to shoot the ball and inconsistency among their offense, Miller is still pleased with his team. “The bad news is that there are a lot more close games; the good news is this team has a refuse to lose attitude,” Miller said. Someone who helped perpetuate that attitude for the Falcons has been senior Jessica Slagle. Originally a wing player, Slagle was switched to point guard midway through the season and Miller said she has been having an unbelievable year.
“What she will never get credit for is her leadership behind the scenes with a young team and pushing them and challenging them to do some of the things we’ve done,” Miller said. Slagle was named Mid-American Conference Player of the Week on Monday for her performance against Buffalo and Akron. She led the team in scoring in both games with 19 points and 15 points, respectively. Miller said Slagle is much like him in many respects — passionate, intense, moody. “I finally figured it out about her sophomore year,” Miller said. “She wears her emotions on her sleeve, so we really understand each other; she hates to admit it.” TONY CLEETON | THE BG NEWS Tipoff against Ohio is scheduled for DANIELLE HAVEL, BG forward, dribbles down to the inside of the basket, looking for an open 7 p.m. Wednesday. teammate while trying to keep her defender from stealing the ball.
Our own ‘Arnold’ Palmer Sophomore Bailey Arnold emerges as leader in her second season with the Falcons’ golf team By Clay Leser Reporter
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BAILEY ARNOLD, sophomore golfer, takes a swing in the middle of the fairway. Arnold’s coach, Stephanie Young, said she is “one of the fiercest competitors” she knows.
When it comes to a must-win situation, women’s golf coach Stephanie Young said there’s nobody better than sophomore Bailey Arnold. “She’s one of the fiercest competitors I’ve ever coached,” Young said. “She leads in that manner on the golf course.” Young said Arnold has emerged as the on-course leader for the team. She led the team last spring and earlier in the fall with her top scoring average. Her freshman year she averaged 79.9 in 20 rounds. “She was the champ at Illinois State and won the playoff,” Young said. “I think the playoff is really her strength and it defines her. She’s a competitor and an athlete.” Arnold said she is pleased with her performance during the first half of the season and has high goals for the spring. “I started off very strong right off the bat,” Arnold said. “I started to struggle more towards the end of the season, but I am pleased overall in my scores. I was extremely happy when I was able to secure my first win of my college career
in the first tournament.” The team is practicing five or six days a week with weight room sessions two or three times a week, Young said. Even so, there is still a lot of work to be done. “We want to maintain and draw confidence but also work hard an trust the process,” Young said. “Our goals for the spring are set really high,” Arnold said. “We want to come out extremely strong in the first tournament and be able to keep it up throughout the season. We want to lower our scoring average overall.” The team will look to greatly improve its finish at the Mid-American Conference Championships, she said. “There is a lot to improve on from last year regarding MACs and I do believe that we have a team this year that can achieve the goals that we have set up for ourselves,” Arnold said. A rnold is one-of-a-k ind to the Falcons. “Bailey is only a sophomore and I think the sky’s the limit for her,” Young said. The team returns to action March 25 at the Low Country Intercollegiate in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Pettigrew continues to be successful for BG both on, off the track By Alex Krempasky Reporter
For the past two and a half seasons, junior runner Jeanette Pettigrew has been an unstoppable force meet after meet for the BG track and field team. She continues to succeed going into the Mid-American Conference championship meet this weekend. Athletics has been a part of Pettigrew’s life for a long time. She and her brother John, who plays for the BG football team, were always involved in different sports. “At practice, my brother would always have to do a lot of running for conditioning,” Pettigrew said. “And I always wanted to run with the guys since I couldn’t play. So when they did their sprints, I would line up next to them and run with them.” Originally from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, she attended and competed for the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy after two years of com-
peting in middle school. During her high school career, Pettigrew primarily ran the 100meter and 200-meter sprints, relays, and competed in the long jump events as well. Her team excelled while she was on the team, winning the 2008 Division II State Championship during her junior year. Both Jeanette and her brother, John, were recruited by BG but that did not affect her decision. “I actually took my visit during his football season and I decided I wanted to come here,” Pettigrew said. “But I didn’t want to influence his decision, so I didn’t tell him. He took his visit during my basketball season and decided on BG. So it all worked out.” Pettigrew, an exercise science major, started classes and her collegiate track career at the University in fall 2009 and won five events during the 2010 indoor season, including three wins in the 60-meter dash.
Last year, Pettigrew began to make a name of herself by setting two school records in the 60-meter dash at the Akron Invite and with the 1600 sprint medley relay team at the Drake Relays. This year, Pettigrew has been one of the most successful runners on the team. She stole the Falcon spotlight during the home opener by finishing first in both the 60 and 200meter dashes. College life as a track athlete is not a walk in the park, according to Pettigrew. “It’s definitely a demanding schedule with classes, meetings and practices,” Pettigrew said. “Having the stigma that athletes are lazy is hard and I try to break through that stereotype in classes.” There are many different things athletes experience and learn while
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Free NCAA tournament tickets available in Union The University announced Tuesday that 300 tickets will be handed out for the first and second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Students, faculty and staff can pick up first-come, first-serve tickets at the Union tables from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 through March 3.
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JEANETTE PETTIGREW, junior runner, races a Miami University runnner down the track. Pettigrew broke two school records last year, the 60-meter dash and the 1600 sprint medley relay.
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DEE BROWN takes the ball down the court with Morehead State defender close behind. The Falcons won the game 66-63.
Men’s basketball looks to break Akron’s home court record By Nick Marlow Reporter
BG heads to Akron tonight with hopes of reaching a feat accomplished by only Virginia Commonwealth University this season. Aside from a 76-75 loss to the Rams in overtime in late December, the Zips have successfully defended home court in all other games held in James A. Rhodes Arena. Akron (19-8, 11-1) is 12-1 at home and has won its last eight conference matchups. It will also be a chance for BG (14-12, 7-5) to avenge a 56-55 letdown at the Stroh Center on Jan. 11. The Falcons were 12 seconds away from handing Akron its first conference loss before Nick Harney canned
a floater as time expired to launch the Zips to victory. “Up until the last play of the game we played as well as anybody [against Akron],” said Coach Luis Orr. “Even on the last play it came down to a non-call. We should definitely come in there confidently.” Orr was adamant during the postgame press conference that center Cameron Black had drawn his third charge of the game from Harney during the deciding play, but it was not called. Akron’s sole league loss would come at Buffalo a week later. The Zips run through conference play has been a byproduct of good old fashioned team basketball, as seven players score at least
7.5 points per contest. Zeke Marshal heads the offense at 10.3 per game (26th in Mid-American Conference) and is far and away that best shot blocker in the MAC at 3.1 per game. “They’ve been a consistent team all through conference play,” Orr said. “You can tell by their record. They play a lot of people and their depth is a big part of their strength. Meanwhile, BG boasts four players in the top 25 in league scoring. A’ustin Calhoun paces the Falcons with 13.1 points, while Scott Thomas (12.7), Jordan Crawford (10.7) and Dee Brown (10.5) all average above 10. Brown is looking to become the 39th player in program history to notch 1,000 career points. He needs
just nine against the Zips to punch his ticket into the prestigious club alongside Thomas — who eclipsed 1,000 on a three-pointer against Duquesne earlier in the season. The Falcons sit at fifth place in the MAC and have four games to surpass Ohio for fourth place and a first-round bye in the tournament. Trailing the Bobcats by a game, a win against Akron would also underpin BG’s divisional record, which serves as the determinant in the event of a tie. The two split games this season after the Bobcats took down BG 72-59 last week in Athens, Ohio, to snap BG’s longest winning-streak of the season at four games.
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Hockey team honors individual performances despite team lulls By Matt Nye Reporter
The BG hockey team has had a couple of rough weekends in a row. The team lost at home against Northern Michigan, and then this last weekend the team lost again to No. 1 Ferris State. It won’t be getting any easier for the team while hosting No. 3 Michigan this weekend. The overall approach every week hasn’t changed, and it will still stay the same heading into the last series and then into the playoffs. “We still are trying to go out and get better every day,” coach Chris Bergeron said. “Our mental state is the biggest challenge. Hopefully we can finish the year out strong.”
TRACK From Page 6 competing at the Division I level, and Pettigrew believes time management is the most important thing for an athlete.
Special teams hurting BG is having a lot of trouble in the special teams aspect of the game. First, on the penalty kill, the Falcons have given up a power-play goal in five straight games. They rank ninth in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings in the penalty kill, at 82.5 percent this season. The Falcons are last in the CCHA on the power plays. They have scored on 9.5 percent (14-147) of their chances. They are currently on a nine-game power-play scoring drought. BG is 0-35 on power-play chances in this streak.
Hammond looking for double-digits Junior
“I have really learned time management during my time here,” Pettigrew said. “Being able to divide your time to different things is hard.” She also believes that athletes have to separate their sports life and academic life. “You can’t think about a
Hammond is sitting on nine wins this season, which is already his career high for a season. Hammond has struggled against the Wolverines. He is 0-3-0 against them, including a 5.27 goalsagainst-average and a .874 save percentage.
Freshman scoring After a slow start to the season, Ted Pletsch is starting to make some noise on the ice. He now has five goals on the season, trailing only Ryan Carpenter in freshman scoring. Carpenter has recorded a team-leading 20 points this season. In conference play he is tied at 10 points with fellow freshman Adam ABBI PARK | THE BG NEWS RYAN CARPENTER, BG forward, scrambles for the puck in a faceoff against an opposing team’s defender. Berkle.
bad test grade during a race, and you can’t think about your race during class,” Pettigrew said. “You need to know when to turn on and turn off each one.” Track has been a great tool for Pettigrew to learn not only about sport but also life, she said.
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“Track takes a lot of skill, practice and patience,” Pettigrew said. “I’ve also learned that things might not always go your way, but when the time comes you will be prepared for it.” Aside from competing and studying, Pettigrew has had a lot of memo-
rable moments at the University. “The talent show with all the sports teams is a fun way to compete in a different way as a whole team.” Pettigrew said. “I really enjoy being with my teammates and traveling to different places as a team.”
“My experiences here have taught me a lot of lessons on and off the track.” Pettigrew said. “Even though my career will end eventually, my time here has been a blessing.” Pettigrew and the rest of the Falcons will be in Akron, Ohio this weekend.
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something greater. I believe we already look for something greater every day, but in the wrong places. If one looks at the glorification of athletes, musicians, politicians and so forth, I think it is evident that, in human beings, is a desire to believe in something greater; however, it has taken the form of worshiping these so called “heroes.” In conclusion, I leave you with this thought, as a man
question: if you find yourself engulfed in the striving to be famous, where are you finding contentment in your life? I hope that all people will search for peace and fulfillment earnestly and not stop until they find it. Instead of wishing to one day become famous, look for
who experiences only glimpses of true contentment. The freedom from the desire to be famous, the freedom from the desire to be “good enough” by worldly standards, the freedom from the want to be strong enough and smart enough, is exhilarating.
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5BR, 5 person house, all amenities, close to campus, $1150/mo. Avail Aug 2012 - year lease. Call 354-2731 or 352-1584.
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16 beds, 2 booths • Mystic Tan No appointment needed
993 S. Main | 419-353-8826 5 beds, 2 booths • appt. available
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525 Ridge | 419-353-3588 10 beds, 1 booth • no appt. needed
HIGHLAND MANAGEMENT Now leasing for 2012-2013 s.y. 1 & 2 BR apts, $375-$650/mo. Call 419-3546036 for more info!
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Houses & Apartments 12 month leases only S. Smith Contracting LLC. 419-352-8917 - 532 Manville Ave Office open 11-3, M-F. www.BGApartments.com HOUSES close to campus! May 2012-2013, 811 Third St, large 4BR,4-5 people, $1250/mo, Price reduced! Call 419-352-6064 www.froboserentals.com
248 N. Main | 419-354-1559
Effic. apt, half block from BGSU, $300/mo includes electric & gas. Dep. req, avail Aug 15, yr lease. Call 419-601-3108.
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Must see! 4BR, 2 bth apt / 3BR, 1 bth apt,newer carpet, small pets ok. Call 216-337-6010.
Special Notices Bartending, up to $300/day. No exp. needed, training crse. avail, call 800-965-6520 x174.
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5 BR, 2 Bath, requires 5 renters. 2000 sq ft, kitchen w/ appl, w/d hookup. Avail Aug. 2012, 12mo Lease, $1250/mo. Call Anne at 419-722-1371 or e-mail: email@example.com
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3BR, 2000 sq ft home, W/D, 4 blcks from BGSU, 12 mo lease, Aug to Aug, $1100/mo + utils. Call 419-601-0044 for more info.
311 Ridge - Nice 3 BR home, available Fall 2012. Call 419-352-5882.
3BR apt, near campus/downtown. Avail Fall, $800/mo, utils. incl. Call 419-352-5882.
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FallRegistration 2012 Start Dates: March 12
Non-Degree Graduate Students
WINTHROP TERRACE & SUMMIT TERRACE A P A R T M E N T S Office: 400 E. Napolean Rd • 419.352.9135 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.winthropterrace.com Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm
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419-372-4444 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Office of Registration and Records • 110 Administration Bldg.
You can access everything that you need, including tutorials, via the “Student Center” at the MyBGSU portal.