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Students shocked, disgusted after education professor charged with child porn By Catey Traylor University editor

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TOP: Mount Pleasant resident Patrick Debus holds his two-year-old niece Delaney Hamers Sunday afternoon after finishing the Challenge Multiple Sclerosis bike ride in the parking lot of O’Kelly’s Sports Bar and Grill, 2000 S. Mission St. Debus, along with other riders, participated in the Challenge MS 12,000 mile bike ride from Mount Pleasant, S.C. to Mount Pleasant, MI to help raise money for multiple sclerosis. LEFT: Mount Pleasant resident and local business owner John Hunter speaks to new participants before finishing the last seven miles to Mount Pleasant in the Challenge MS bike ride Sunday afternoon at Little Salt River Park in Shepherd. RIGHT: Grand Rapids senior Dan Dewitt sits on his hand cycle Sunday afternoon at Little Salt River Park in Shepherd.

Challenge MS

Ryan Fitzmaurice Staff Reporter

Residents gathered in the parking lot of O’Kelly’s Sports Bar and Grille, 2000 S. Mission St., waiting for the bikers to finally cross the finish line. They were waiting for about 150 riders who had

By Annie Harrison Senior Reporter

Mount Pleasant resident Chuck O’Kelly, grandfather of Mount Pleasant resident and local business owner John Hunter, sits with members of the Challenge MS bike team Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of O’Kelly’s Sports Bar and Grill, 2000 S. Mission St. O’Kelly suffers from multiple sclerosis and The Morey Foundation donated $50 per rider who participated in the last seven miles of the challenge raising more than $20,000 toward research for the disease.

gathered together for the Challenge MS, a seven-mile bike ride from Shepherd to O’Kelly’s to raise money for multiple sclerosis treatment. The seven miles was only the last part of a much larger trek, a bike ride over the Ap-

palachian Mountains, starting nine days ago in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and ending in town. The Morey Foundation donated $50 for every rider who participated. John Hunter, who organized the


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Mount Pleasant bicyclists raise more than $20,000 for multiple sclerosis Mount Pleasant residents Mary Lou Patrick and Jim Patrick waited eagerly for a group of bikers to arrive in Mount Pleasant Sunday afternoon. “It’s for moral support,” Jim Patrick said. “Moral support can sometimes mean more than financial support. We’re just here to cheer the bikers on.”

William Lord Merrill always taught his students to cite their sources and maintain academic integrity, said Ashley Tocco, a former student of Merrill’s. “And look what he was doing, behind all our backs. It disgusts me,” said Tocco, a Macomb senior who took EDU290: Technology in Education with Merrill last year. “He, as a professor of future educators, should know better than that. In fact, all professors at (CMU) should know better than that. I honestly can’t think of any other emotions besides disgust, shock and horror.” Merrill, 58, was suspended by CMU and banned from campus Monday after an IT employee servicing his computer discovered photos and video containing sexually abusive activity. According to a previous Central Michigan Life story, Merrill’s Internet was shut off due to excessive use. The Mount Pleasant native was charged in Isabella County Trial Court Thursday with one count of possession of sexually abusive material, one count of distributing or promoting sexually abusive material, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime and a misdemeanor charge of

possessing a switchblade. Police found three videos of child sexually abusive activity on his CMU comWilliam Lord Merrill puter and several CDs with images at his house. One CD had more than 10,000 images, police said. Merrill taught two undergraduate and two graduatelevel courses this semester, all of which have been taken over by other professors. Hudsonville junior Courtney McGregor is currently enrolled in the honors section of EDU 290 with Merrill and said he was always enthusiastic and passionate in class. “He is always very prepared for class, enthusiastic about the subject, and always extremely easy to contact with any questions — he is always willing to help,” she said. “Honestly, I am quite surprised by these charges. As educators, we are held to rather high standards, and Dr. Merrill has personally discussed this in classes. “In our class, much of what we cover is how to use technology safely within education, discussing specific things we need to avoid especially with the Internet — making the charges even more ironic.”

12,000 mile event which he dubbed ‘Challenge MS,’ said the group broke their $20,000 goal and was looking at a total of $25,000 to $30,000.


Executive Director of Faculty Personnel Services Matt Serra said that it is too soon to say which issues will be negotiated with the graduate student union next year. As reported Oct. 31 by Central Michigan Life, GSU President Michelle Campbell said CMU’s union is the only graduate student union without health insurance in Michigan. She said the GSU is confident that CMU will realize healthcare is a basic human right. “The discussion of issues related to bargaining is premature at this time. The current contract with the Graduate Student Union expires on June 30, 2013,” Serra said. “The university will seek CMU Board of Trustees authority to bargain with the GSU at its February 2013 meeting. Once authority is granted, both sides will meet to discuss issues that will be negotiated.” CMU’s GSU was recog-

nized in 2009, and the threeyear contract from 2010-13 expires next summer. The bargaining agreement states that CMU will provide a wellness allowance of $200 during academic year 2010-11 and $175 during academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13 for full-time graduate assistants. Half-time graduate assistants do not exceed an average of 10 hours per week, and full-time graduate assistants do not exceed an average of 20 hours per week. The specific number of hours may vary according to the needs determined by the employing unit. Full-time graduate assistants are working the maximum number of hours allowed to graduate assistants for on-campus employment, and they may not have additional on-campus employment while classes are in session during their term of employment without written consent of the dean of the College of Graduate Studies. A UNION | 2

Arraignment for John Douglas White postponed for psychiatric exams By Shelby Miller Senior Reporter

Pastor and ex-convict John Douglas White’s fate will not be determined until after a psychiatric exam takes place regarding the murder of 24-year-old Rebekah Gay. Court administrator Lance Dexter told the Associated Press that White’s scheduled hearing in Isabella County on Nov. 8 was postponed while he undergoes a competency evaluation to determine his mental state, as recommended by Isabella County

Prosecutor Risa Scully. Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said delays in these types of cases are typical. “In this country, you can’t be charged criminally if you don’t know what you did was wrong,” he said. “It’s not unusual at all.” Until the examination takes place, White, 55, will continue to be held at the Isabella County Jail, Mioduszewski said. He will be arraigned once the psychiatric evaluation is determined. On Oct. 31, White allegedly

murdered Gay in her home, 3303 S. Coldwater Road, in Broomfield Valley Mobile Home Park, where John Douglas White the two were neighbors, police said. White reportedly bludgeoned Gay’s head with a rubber mallet and strangled her with a plastic zip-tie. After spending the following morning interviewing Gay’s friends and family,


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police said they approached White and found blood in his mobile home and a piece of Gay’s jewelry with blood on it in the bed of his pickup truck. White confessed to the murder, blaming it on a twoweek sexual fantasy he had to kill Gay and have sex with her dead body. White told police the murder was fueled by pornographic videos and said he did not remember carrying out his fantasy because he drank four or five beers before going to Gay’s home, police say.

Gay’s body was found Nov. 1 in a stand of pine trees off Coldwater Road, and the mallet and bloody towels used were discovered off Pickard Road near Woodruff Road. Gay’s cell phone was found in a dumpster in her and White’s mobile home park. White was arraigned the same day in Isabella County Trial Court on charges of open murder and first-degree, pre-mediated murder and ordered jail time without bond. White was engaged to

Gay’s mother and regularly watched Gay’s three-year-old son while she was at work. After murdering Gay, Mioduszewski said White returned to her home to help her son get ready for Halloween and dropped him off at his father’s home. White has convictions for manslaughter in Kalamazoo County and attacking a young woman in Calhoun County but was released from jail in 2007, the AP reported.


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Tuesday, November 20th 7pm in Plachta Auditorium


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EVENTS CALENDAR TODAY w A Native American Heritage

Month food taster will take place in the Bovee UC Rotunda from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. w Poet Anne-Marie Oomen,

an instructor at Interlochen Arts Academy, will read some of her work as a part of the Wellspring Literary Series at the Art Reach Center, 111 E. Broadway. w Central’s Got Talent, an

RPL 430 event at Hunter’s Ale House, 4855 E. Bluegrass Road, will feature a talent show, live entertainment and a silent auction featuring tickets to sporting events and gift cards. Tickets are $2 at the door, and the event will last from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

TOMORROW w Domino’s Pizza will be

featured at the Employer Spotlight program on the first floor of Grawn Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event gives students a chance to network and learn more about available internship and employment opportunities within the organization. w The CMU School of Music’s Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble will perform in concert at 8 p.m. at the Staples Family Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

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In Friday’s story about William Lord Merrill, it said he was charged with one count of child sexual abuse. It should have said he is charged with one count of possession of sexually abusive material, one count of distributing or promoting child sexually abusive activity and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, according to court records. He was also charged with a misdemeanor charge of possessing a switchblade. © Central Michigan Life 2012 Volume 94, Number 35

“Looking at the budget, we wanted to be true to our word to make the University of Toledo affordable.” Lawrence Burns, Vice president for external affairs at UT By Alayna Smith Staff Reporter

The University of Toledo will freeze tuition costs beginning next fall and will offer free room and board for transfer students in the spring 2013 semester. The tuition freeze, announced Friday via Twitter and the University of Toledo webpage, is a way of cutting financial obligations and stress for students. Lawrence Burns, vice president for external affairs at UT and a Central Michigan University alum, said the university is in the midst of ongoing discussions for the budget and decided this was an important promise to keep for students. “Looking at the budget, we wanted to be true to our word to make the University of Toledo affordable,” he said. The university is still working on the specifics for making up the lost revenue from tuition and room and board fees, a total of about $36 million, Burns said. They wanted to make the announcement as early in

the year as possible, though, to help inform students in their collegiate and financial decisions. “Each department — administrative or academic — is looking at ways to cut back to make sure we can (make up lost revenue),” he said. Though the tuition freeze will impact all UT students, Burns said the free room and board for transfer students was particularly important as well. “(Transfer students) often choose community college for financial reasons. If we can make that next step easier, we want to do that,” he said. Burns said this was important for everyone at UT, as it allowed an avenue for continued professional and personal development that can only be gained at a university. “There’s a national debate going on. People are asking, ‘Is a college education still worth it?’ We believe very much so that it is,” he said.

UNION| Bargaining unit members employed by CMU as of the end of the spring semester and through the immediate subsequent academic year received an increase effective the first pay period of that academic year: 0 percent in 2010-11, 1.5 percent in 2011-12 and 1.25 percent in 2012-13. Beginning with the academic year 2010-11, the minimum stipend amount is in accordance with the degree pursued. The stipend range is $10,300 to $14,400 for master’s degree and non-degree


The Patricks heard about the event through their MS support group. Mary Lou was diagnosed over 20 years ago. The disease, along with a host of other problems, often caused pain and vision problems in her left eye. Cathy Zucker, a Mount Pleasant resident and leader of the support group, said the event was something she could not miss. “They just rode 12,000 miles for us,” Zucker said. “We have to show our support.” The first bikers to ride through the finish line were from the Central Michigan University cycling club. The newly-formed RSO had eight of its members participate. The group rode up to Shepherd, joined the group and then rode back, reaching a total of about 20 miles. “I know John Hunter ... and we’re obviously into cycling,” said cycling club member Elikem Moten, a Bloomfield Hills senior. “We knew he was doing the ride and, for every person that showed up, they were donating $50. Well, why wouldn’t we?” The Challenge MS group crossed the finish line soon after. Hunter, who owns O’Kelly’s, said he was blown away by the support they received when they crossed the finishline, an extension of the support they received the entire ride. “When we started this ride, we expected to receive support, (but) we didn’t expect this much,” Hunter said. “This completely blew away all of our expectations.” Hunter said he started the event for personal rea-


University of Toledo to freeze tuition, offer free room, board to transfer students




sons. His grandfather, who O’Kelly’s is named after, has MS. But the rest of the riders, he said, did it for much loftier reasons. “All the other people did it because they were totally and utterly selfless,” he said. Kailee Shea, a Gladstone senior, borrowed her bike from a friend in order to participate in the event. She said she tries to donate to MS causes every chance she can. Shea said even though the heart of the event came from the Challenge MS team, several different groups of people participated in the last seven miles. “There were old folks, there were children, there were students,” Shea said. “You didn’t have to be in shape to participate. We’re in terrible shape, but we still did it.”

graduate students and specialist degree students with fewer than 30 hours beyond the baccalaureate; $10,800 to $14,400 for College of Science and Technology master’s degree students; $11,600 to $19,000 for specialist degree students with 30 or more hours beyond the baccalaureate and doctor of audiology, doctor of education and doctor of physical therapy degree students; and $12,600 to $19,000 for PhD students.

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Central Michigan University volunteer volleyball coach Rodnei Santos gets hit in the head by a volleyball, which fell from the ceiling after it had recently gotten stuck during pre-game warm-up before Saturday’s game against Ball State in McGuirk Arena.


McGregor said Merrill’s actions will temporarily taint the education program, but said the program’s prestige will allow it to maintain a positive reputation. “Based on the way in which the education department handled the situation, I believe the department will be OK,” she said. “I do not, however, believe this will be soon overlooked. These charges will still be connected with the CMU name for a little while. However, I do not feel this should impact education students. Just because a single professor may have done something extremely inappropriate and unacceptable, the entire program does not need to be looked down upon.” Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, said the professionalism of everybody involved with the case has been admirable. “I am very proud of the professional manner in which all students, staff and faculty members of the College of Education and Human Services and CMU have responded to this situation,” Pehrsson said in an emailed statement. “The actions taken

to protect all those concerned were timely and appropriate.” Merrill’s office is located on the fourth floor of the EHS building, and university officials say he did not have contact with children in the Child Development and Learning Lab, which hosts many children throughout the week, located on the first floor. “(Merrill) had no connection to or role with the Child Development and Learning Lab. A review of our visitor records shows he has not been in the lab,” Pehrsson said in a letter sent to all parents of children involved with the Learning Lab. Tocco said it’s important for future education students

to avoid letting Merrill’s case deter them from attending CMU. “Great teachers are made because of this teaching department. Don’t let one guy ruin that for you. Become the teacher you strive to be and have pride that you obtained your education from Central,” she said. “I take pride in being a student in the education program at Central, and this changes nothing.” Merrill remains housed at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot psych ward. It is unknown when he will be arraigned in Isabella County Trial Court.




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Megan Sitko, a Virginia senior, rode with Shea during the event. “It was beautiful,” Sitko said. “The wind was a little rough for the first three miles, but, after that, it was great.” Chris Stage, a Mount Pleasant resident who rode all 12,000 miles as part of the Challenge MS team, said the ride was a challenge to all the bikers. Most had not ridden more than 35 or 40 miles in one day before this. This made the trip a challenge to all the bikers who rode from Mount Pleasant, SC to Mount Pleasant, MI. “You definitely got sore and a little tired,” Stage said. “... But you knew your route every day, you knew what you had to ride, and it was simply mind over matter every day.”

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Tuesday, November 20th

7pm in Plachta Auditorium, Free & Open to the Public

Environmental Awareness Day Thursday, November 1st

12-2pm at the Bovee UC CID 108

Indigenous ft. Mato Nanjii Tuesday, November 6th

7pm in Plachta Auditorium, Free & Open to the Public

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Soup & Substance

Thursday, November 8th

12pm in the Bovee UC Terrace Rooms Free & Open to the Public “ ”

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Friday, November 9th

5:30pm in Anspach 161 , Free & Open to the Public

Food Taster & Dance Demonstration Monday, November 12th

5-7pm in the Bovee UC Rotunda

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Admission: $3 Students/ $5 Public “ ”

Two Spirits Documentary and Discussion Thursday, November 15th

1pm & 5pm in the Bovee UC Auditorium Free & Open to the Public

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SGA issues apology after misplacing 32 ballots

Sexual health report card ranks CMU 111 out of 141

By Ryan Fitzmaurice Staff Reporter

By Ryan Fitzmaurice Staff Reporter

The Student Government Association issued an apology Wednesday to 32 students after misplacing their voter registration forms resulting in them being unable to vote. “On Thursday, Oct. 11, while cleaning up our voter registration materials, Vice President (Killian) Richeson found these 32 forms in his office. Unfortunately, these forms were somehow misplaced and kept away from the other over 500 forms and, therefore, were not turned in before the voter registration deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 9,” the public apology states. Macomb junior and SGA President Justin Gawronski personally delivered the apology to all 32 students Wednesday. He said they should have contacted those students as soon as the forms were found after the date. “We should have just emailed them and said we didn’t get it in on time, and we didn’t do that,” the apology letter said. “We have no excuses for not doing so, and it was never our intention to prevent anyone from being able to vote in the election on Tuesday.” The public apology states, “Our whole intent behind this initiative was to get as many students involved with the election as possible, and we deeply regret this simple error for which has resulted in 32 young disenfranchised voters. It is our hope that our error does not prevent any students from participating politically in the future, and we will work to establish a more thorough protocol to prevent this again.” Richeson said his voting registration was also misplaced the first year he was able to vote, so he understands how the students felt when attempting to vote. “It’s a frustrating and disheartening experience,” he said. “... This is just embarrassing for the SGA, and we are doing all we can to amend it.” Richeson, a Hesperia senior, said SGA is formulating a clear process for future voter drives, educating volunteers how easily a similar occurrence could happen and steps that they should take to prevent errors from occurring. “We just messed up, and that’s it,” Gawronski said. “This obviously doesn’t make up for it, but there’s nothing else I can do.”

a lot more to band than just performing in high school. He said he paid a bit more attention to the euphonium players in the CMU marching band throughout their performance. “I watch the little things they do,” he said. “I was trying to find a lot of different dynamics and who was doing what,” he said.

Central Michigan University is less sexually healthy than other schools, according to Trojan’s annual sexual report card. CMU ranked 111 out of 141 schools in Trojan’s annual sexual health report card, dropping 10 places from 2011 and a total of 66 places from 2010. The findings call attention to the state of sexual health of colleges around the country by ranking them according to accessibility of sexual health resources and information available to students. Colleges were ranked in nine total areas, including contraceptive availability, with separate categories for both female and male contraceptives, availability of HIV testing, lecture outreach programs and information on the campus website. CMU was ranked a “B” in six out of the nine categories. Bert Sperling, president of Sterling’s BestPlaces, who conducted the research, said a “B” ranking put CMU ahead of other schools in the area. Sperling said quality of sexual health information and resources on the school’s website was counted as twice as important as every other category when compiling the final scores. “We find that universities have really progressed in several areas in the last few years in regards to sexual health. One of the main areas where universities have improved is providing information online,” Sperling said. “One of the reasons Central Michigan may have dropped in the rankings is because of their online content. We were unable to find any information on condom availability online.” CMU was ranked a “C” in three of the areas: lecture/ outreach programs and student peer groups for sexual health education, overall website usability and quality and quality of sexual health information and resources on the website. Programs like Safe Sex Patrol were recognized, but Sperling still said CMU was behind other universities in providing contraceptives to students. Sperling said the fact that Trojan funded the study was not a conflict of interest. “Trojan had no bearing on how we conducted the study,” she said. “I’ve never spoken with anyone from Trojan. We had the free reign to research what we thought was important, and publish what information we received.” In a prepared statement, Lori Wangberg, University Health Service’s health educator, said in response to the results: “At CMU, we take sexual safety seriously. It’s a matter of health for our students and we have a comprehensive campus-wide program to provide services and resources to students, in order to help them make accurate and safe choices.” Wangberg listed programs such as Sexual Assault Peer Advocates, Safer Sex Patrol, Monthly free STI testing and the annual Sextival as examples of CMU’s strong stance on sexual health. Still, Sperling said that research projects like this pressures universities to enhance their services. “We’ve done a lot of different studies for all sorts of organizations; this is one of the ones we’re most proud of,” Sperling said. “Students look at this study, turn to their universities and say ‘look, we’re not getting the kind of info and care we deserve.’”

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Lincoln senior Danielle Belanger instructs a TRX class for 11 students during ‘No Stress November’ Sunday night at the Student Activity Center. “I already teach classes here, such as cycling,” Belanger said. “I had an audition to teach and I got it.” Various events are available with no charge throughout the month of November such as fitness classes, health massages and health workshops.


University Recreation provides ‘No Stress November’ activities for students Katelyn Sweet

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Students seem to experience more stress when the month of November arrives. Exams approaching, final projects being assigned and the cold weather outside are just a few reasons for University Recreation’s “No Stress November.” These scenarios were triggers for University Recreation Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Wellness Nicole Corcoran to think outside of the box and create a monthly calendar of programs to benefit students in the stressful month of November. “It’s only the second year doing the program, but students were already familiar with the events and recognizing them once we put flyers out again,” Corcoran said. The month is full of fitness and wellness activities on campus that are targeted to benefit the physical and mental health of students. “Students often forget that fitness starts with a clear mind, and these programs can help cut down on the stress and when you have a healthy mind, which helps your overall physical health,” graduate assistant and yoga instructor Paige

Belser said. Some of the free classes during “No Stress November” are unique and aimed directly at the needs of college students. There are cycling classes that take place during the TV comedies “New Girl” and “Modern Family.” There is also H2Yoga, which combines the balancing aspects of yoga and incorporates water resistance. “H2Yoga is a class we don’t offer regularly, but it is a change of pace for students, and it’s different for your body,” Belser said. Corcoran said after last year’s events, the program’s creators sent out a survey for students to tell what they liked and disliked about the activities. “We changed it up a little because many of the events were taking place in the residence halls, and we wanted to offer classes for the off-campus students as

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Bloomfield Hills sophomore Michelle Meinhart does stretches during a new TRX fitness class as part of the event ‘No Stress November’ Sunday night in the Student Activity Center.

well,” Corcoran said. This year, they are also using the month to preview the new TRX classes that will be starting up soon, which is new to CMU. Belser said TRX uses strength and resistance training in suspension bands. “The fitness classes allow you to get physical activity in, and the other activities allow you to learn about your health and wellness and just have some fun with friends,” University Recreation team leader and Blissfield junior Jennifer Tagsold said. “It is important to give yourself breaks and ‘you’ time when you’re stressed out, and this program provides just that.” Corcoran said “No Stress November” is a good time for the instructors to build

up clients and promote the new fitness programs that University Recreation offers. “If the students recognize the events from trying them out during ‘No Stress November,’ they might be more interested in attending the classes so they can continue to destress and try new things,” Corcoran said. Tagsold said everyone should check out the programs that are offered. “Once we see what events students respond to the most, we will know what to offer in the future, and I can only see attendance increasing in the future years,” Tagsold said.

Band-O-Rama at Staples Family Concert Hall educates, inspires young students By Sean Bradley Staff Reporter

The Chippewa Marching Band rocked the walls of the Staples Family Concert Hall Friday night. More than 300 marching Chips advanced on the open aisles as the sounds grew louder and spectators watched in anticipation. The marching band sang the Central Michigan University Alma Mater and played the Michael Kamen piece “Band of Brothers,” arranged by Mark Fifer, as part of the 2012 Band-O-Rama entitled “Prisms.” Additionally, they also performed the CMU fight song, among other songs. ‘Band of Brothers’ is one of my favorites,” marching band clarinet player Justin Orminski said. “It’s a nice, slow chorale that we just use to warm up.” Orminski, a Clarkston junior, said the marching band has played at past Band-ORamas held in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium.

“It was a bit of a different year for Band-O-Rama,” he said. Groups like the Central Foundation, a four-piece consisting of two euphonium players and two tuba players, and Ardito Assai Quintet, a wind ensemble, performed in various places throughout the room. Before the Symphonic Wind Ensemble closed out the concert, Associate Director of Bands James Batcheller said the crowd “was in for a treat” if they had not seen the group perform before. The CMU chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, the co-ed National Honorary College Band fraternity, provided refreshments after the event. “A lot of times people come out and say how good the concert was,” Kappa Kappa Psi President Dan Bennett, a Rockford senior said. Bennett, a Rockford senior, said this is the first year the fraternity provided a reception for the event. “It’s really important to all of the members of the

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Central Michigan University Director of bands and Professor of Music John E. Williamson takes the stage to close the School of Music’s annual fifth annual ‘Chippewa Band-O-Rama’ Friday night in the Staples Family Concert Hall. This year’s performance featured pieces played by both the marching band and various concert bands at the university.

groups,” he said. “When we get a chance to give back to band supporters and the bands themselves, it makes us feel really good,” he said. Attending the event were bands from grades sixth through eighth from the Houghton Lake School District. Stacy Jones, a chaperone whose son plays trombone in the sixth-grade band, said the concert showed the younger

students that hard work in the marching band can pay off, and they could be performing in a Band-O-Rama event one day. “If they keep with it, they can go further with their instruments,” she said. Houghton Lake High School junior Casey O’Toole, who plays the euphonium in the high school-band, has attended previous Band-ORama events and said there is


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EDITORIAL BOARD | Eric Dresden, Editor-in-Chief | Aaron McMann, Managing Editor | Justin Hicks, Sports Editor | Hailee Sattavara, Metro Editor | Catey Traylor, University Editor | John Irwin, Elections Coordinator

EDITORIAL | A proactive way to take care of an ugly mess


University Communications takes right approach

n a world where public relations is becoming more important than ever, Central Michigan University did the right thing Thursday in coming forward with

details on Bill Merrill, the professor alleged to have had pornographic images and videos on his work computer.

The bombshell began early Thursday afternoon, with an email sent out to the campus community informing them of a serious situation that involved a suspended professor. As news organizations, including Central Michigan Life, began looking into it and reporting more details, the university responded accordingly by calling a 4:30 p.m. news conference.

CMU is not big on doing news conferences — the last one held was last fall during the tumultuous faculty association strike — so it was evident that this was considered a big deal. Rule No. 1 of public relations: try and get out in front of the story if at all possible. And while the university waited until several news outlets began reporting the story, this is the accommodating, proactive

approach that has been sorely missed. Had this incident happened last year, University Communications would have handled it very differently — and not in a positive way. If anything, this event shows the difference in leadership between interim Associate Vice President of University Communications Sherry Knight and the last person to hold that position, Renee Walker. As shown by last year’s constant PR gaffes compared to the concise information provided last week, there has clearly been somewhat of a change of culture at CMU, at least in the regard of information. For a university of CMU’s size, there have been several examples of how not to handle a story like

this and one of the most recent comes from Eastern Michigan University. In 2007, three EMU administrators, including then-president John Fallon, were fired after they were found trying to cover up the rape and murder of a student in December 2006. Trying to cover up a serious situation such as rape, murder or child pornography is reprehensible, and CMU deserves early credit for being honest and forthright. Additionally, kudos go out to the honest individuals in the Office of Information Technology for reporting the graphic images immediately. It’s easy to look the other way in today’s world, for fear of losing a job or friend, but reporting Merrill’s alleged activity was the right thing to do.


Evan Sorenson Online Coordinator

Academic doping In a society that places brains before brawn, it’s an interesting predicament in which we hold our athletes to a higher standard of honesty than our students. Any athlete given a scholarship to a university these days is given fewer restrictions and testing than those on the side of academics. To be noted, while the athletics side is much more lax in regards to grades, which is the point I’d like to focus on, the academics side chooses to turn a blind eye to drug testing. When did it get to a point where we subject our student-athletes to persecution based upon their recreational drug use but turn a blind eye to students here on academic scholarships. In a town where complaining about the lack of ability to focus, along with a few dollars to a “doctor,” can get students a month prescription to medicinal speed (Ridalin, Vivance, etc.), and give them just the edge they need to maintain that spotless GPA for the school, we choose to target the student-athletes. Perhaps I’m sore because I have a moderate case of ADD that requires medication, but I chose to handle without. Or perhaps it’s the fact that, time and time again, I see stories come across my desk of student-athletes being shamed and targeted for their drug use, but nothing to speak of when it comes to these “hard-working” academic students. I’m well aware that this isn’t everyone of that standing, and to those who do without I salute you. I’m also well aware that this relates to people outside of that standing as well, including some student-athletes. What I’m suggesting is that while we subject our student-athletes to random drug testing for banned substances that give them an edge, we should do the same to those of academic standing to rule out those here on a crutch from those here on effort. If anything, I find it amusing, while others use these drugs as a crutch, the rest of us are fighting to keep up, and, sooner or later, that supply will run out. And then where will those who relied on false appearances be? E-mail | Mail | 436 Moore Hall Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Fax | 989.774.7805 Central Michigan Life welcomes letters to the editor and commentary submissions. Only correspondence that includes a signature (e-mail excluded), address and phone number will be considered. Do not include attached documents via e-mail. Letters should be no longer than 300 words and commentary should not exceed 500 words. All submissions are subject to editing and may be published in print or on in the order they are received. Central Michigan Life, the independent voice of Central Michigan University, is edited and published by students of Central Michigan University. The Director of Student Media advises the newspaper, and the self-governing Student Media Board of Directors oversees operations. Articles and opinions do not necessarily reflect the position of Central Michigan University. Central Michigan Life’s editorial and business offices are located at 436 Moore Hall, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, telephone 774-3493 or 774-LIFE.

Nathan Inks Guest Columnist

GOP costing itself elections

Leading up to the 1968 Republican primary, conservative icon William Buckley, Jr. was asked who the wisest choice for the party’s nominee was. He responded, “The wisest choice would be the one who would win ... I’d be for the most right, viable candidate who could win.” That interview sparked what has become known as the “Buckley Rule” — that the Republican Party should support the most conservative candidate who can win. Looking at the past two elections, it seems that the GOP has forgotten the last three words of

the Buckley Rule, and it is now costing us elections. On the national level, the party primary voters have forced candidates farther to the far right on issues that make our candidates undesirable to moderate American voters. During the time he was governor, Mitt Romney had viable, working solutions to health care and environmental problems. Ironically, the areas where he was the most moderate happened to be the two areas where the GOP base has the least tolerance for moderates. So, to destroy any possibility that he could be attacked as a moderate by his primary opponents, he shifted farther to the right, but he shifted too far, and the result was that 56 percent of self-identified moderates voted for President Barack Obama, while only 41 percent supported Mitt Romney. Ultimately, I think a President Romney would have been more moderate than candidate Romney, but that is something that can now only be speculated. The same thing happened in the Senate. This country lost two great Senators as a result of the GOP’s intolerance for moderates. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, decided to retire from the Senate due to “the partisanship of recent years,” costing the GOP an almost sure seat. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., lost his primary to Tea Party-backed Richard Mour-

dock, resulting in the loss of an additional seat that was all but guaranteed. Those who are glad Snowe and Lugar are gone argue that the party was right in purging the moderates and that such a crusade should continue. Well, purging the party of moderates will not secure the party the majority in the Senate. We made the same mistakes in 2010 when the party nominated losing conservative candidates over candidates all but guaranteed to win in Delaware and Nevada. Four additional seats would have put the party much closer to a majority in the Senate than where it will be come January 3, 2013. Ronald Reagan once said, “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally, not a 20-percent traitor.” If the GOP is going to see success in the future, this mentality needs to change. I would argue that a person who agrees with me 51 percent of the time is an ally, especially if that person can win—and that is what the Buckley Rule is about. Elect strong conservatives where they can win, but keep in mind that moderates do have a place in this party. Editor’s note: Nathan Inks is a former CM Life columnist and former president of College Republicans.

[ COMMENTS ] Comments from the Oct. 26 column, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” "What is this, and why is it published? CM Life isn't a Facebook thread where you can complain about everything? This letter has no substance whatsoever. You don't know your grade? Go to your professor's office hours if he doesn't use Blackboard. You want to use the ab machine but it's busy? Find another ab exercise to do. You have a messy roommate? Welcome to college." -This is real life "Thank you for telling everyone about your bad day. I feel much better knowing that your roommate forgot to close the shower curtain. Hey, CM Life! May I please have my own personal complaint column?" -Realistic

"Not posting grades to Blackboard is inconsiderate and unfair because you would "like to see how you're doing"? Here's a thought: take responsibility for your own education. Pick up your graded assignments and tests, record the grade in your notebook (or Excel spreadsheet or iPhone app), add up these scores, divide by the total points possible in your class (all this information is available on your syllabus). Presto: you know how you're doing in the class. The math is elementary, and you actually participate in tracking your own work instead of expecting this to be charted for you by someone else. You might even learn something." -UTFmember

"Aw, someone finally met other human beings!" -Corey M "This all seems a bit petty and a waste of space in the newspaper. Is there really nothing else going on around CMU more news worthy?? Welcome to life; it's never going to be perfect, so get used to it, honey." -Suck It Up "If you were mature enough, you would realize that these things are nothing compared to real life problems." -Real Life Problems "I'm glad I wasted five minutes of my life reading this. Thanks CM Life for letting this get published.I’ll never get that time back." -Albert_einstein

Sam Easter Staff Reporter

John Huntsman and the future of the GOP Tuesday’s election has finally come and gone, leaving behind a blissful lack of candidate ads. Now, when commercials come on, we can set aside all our political anxieties and just watch Greg Jennings sell us Old Spice in peace. The election isn’t over for Republicans, though, who are still scratching their heads about how they could have marketed Mitt Romney more effectively. Romney’s run was characterized by a promising VP pick and strong economic arguments against government spending, but in the end, he lost me (and I’d imagine quite a few other constituents) with his arch-conservative social ideas and a blunted, blackand-white approach to foreign policy. So, for me and many other Americans, the problem wasn’t marketing. In order to have won the election, the GOP would have needed to field a different candidate with a significantly more moderate platform. Yes, I voted Obama. But this past August, there were any number of Republican contenders ready to accept the nomination that would have made my decision more complicated. Take Jon Huntsman: the governor of Utah for more than four and a half years. Huntsman also served stints as the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and China in the early 1990s and late 2000s, respectively. Besides being fluent in Mandarin, his governorship saw the highest contemporaneous job growth rate in the country. The man was electable. And if that isn’t enough, Newsweek reported in 2011 that Huntsman was ready after the 2008 election to tweak party platforms to reach a younger base. The key changes: a more centrist Republican approach on “immigration, gay rights and the environment.” When we look at how close Florida and Ohio were this year, it becomes arguable that with a more compromised and centrist approach — the kind Huntsman advocated for in 2008 — a conservative candidate could have won either. By all accounts, the country might have really benefited from that budgetary policy. If it had been Huntsman himself, the country might have benefited from all that experience in Singapore and Beijing, too. We got Romney, anyway. So yes, I voted for Obama. And given Huntsman’s less-than-savory approach to gay rights, even if it is more centrist, I probably would have voted against him. But someday, I’d love to vote for Republican fiscal restraint, if the GOP’s social policy heads in the direction Jon Huntsman would take it. Asking the GOP to adopt Democratic approaches to social policy is certainly a pipe-dream. But given last week’s performance, it’s incumbent upon the GOP to take note and re-evaluate their platform somehow; otherwise, voters might continue to miss out on a balanced budget and a choice worth making for many elections to come.

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Students’ local taxi experiences include vomit, late arrivals, helpful drivers By Sarah Donetti Staff Reporter

A weekend in Mount Pleasant would not be complete without the sight of taxis running from one end of town to the other. Varying from smaller cars to larger vans, students both on and off-campus use local taxis as transportation for errands and social outings. A simple search on yellowpages. com indicates that at least seven different taxi companies provide services in the Mount Pleasant area. The common use of taxis to head home after a late night out can lead to unexpected situations. Detroit junior Teonna Gary said not everyone is lively in a taxi. “I once saw a guy passed out in a taxi,” she said. “There was vomit everywhere.” She said she also saw a student hauled out of a taxi and left for someone to pick him up outside the Towers residence halls. “Being in a taxi is kind of like a party bus before you

get to your party, if you get in with friends,” Gary said. For Grayling junior John Lennon, a memorable ride occurred this past spring when his group of friends was one too many for the car that showed up. “It was a five-seat Saturn driven by a guy named Ted,” Lennon said. “While trying to fit everyone in the car, he made one of us lay across the laps of the rest of us in the back seat.” Lennon said the ride continued its memorable streak as the driver took a roundabout way back to campus in order to strike up conversation. “This seemed fairly odd, but none of us really cared, we just wanted to get back,” Lennon said. “Ted just wanted to hear about our night, though, so he kept driving. Finally, we reminded him of why we called him in the first place, and he decided to drop us off.” In some cases, however, calling a taxi turns from an unusual experience to a negative one.

Lansing senior Tyler Wippel’s experience took such a turn freshman year when he called a taxi to take him and his girlfriend out to see a movie. “I called an entire day early to go, and it seemed like everything was set up,” Wippel said. “So, the next night, my girlfriend and I waited in Larzelere’s lobby. And waited. And waited.” Wippel said the taxi did not arrive until approximately 7:40 p.m., 40 minutes after the arranged pick-up time. “That alone was fairly astounding to me. I scheduled early,” Wippel said. The late timing was not the only negative aspect Wippel noticed about the ride. “When (the driver) pulled into the parking lot, the meter said one thing,” Wippel said. “For whatever reason, he decided to pull all the way around the parking lot and the meter kicked up a dollar. And he asked for that amount of fare. Now, I’m not saying the dollar is a lot, but it is incredibly rude that because of his driving decision, I would

OIT on schedule with annual goals By Alayna Smith Senior Reporter

A list of six goals were outlined for the Office of Information Technology at the beginning of the year, and progress toward those goals is going according to plan, said Roger Rehm, vice president for information technology. The first goal, as outlined in the executive summary of the OIT annual report, is to support the opening of the College of Medicine. Rehm said admissions and support systems for desktops and classrooms are all set. Working on simulations for medical procedures is the next step. “These days, they do a lot of things without actually doing things,” he said. “There are suites of software that deal with simulations so they don’t have to work on people.” The second goal in the report is to upgrade the university’s communication and collaboration infrastructure, which includes addressing problems with the new websites and doing an overhaul of telecommunications. “What a faculty member wants from telephone services is different than what an office worker, someone who sits at a desk all day, wants from telephone service,” Rehm said. “It’s both a challenge and an opportunity.” OIT is also working on a contract with Microsoft for

a free cloud-based email system for students and alumni, with plans to have it in place later this year. Students and faculty utilize separate servers for email currently, and that will remain the case, Rehm said. Some changes could make things much easier for communication, though. “The intent is we can make it so students and faculty can see each other in search results, which has never been done before,” he said. The third and fourth goals in the report are to improve and expand access to university data and to develop comprehensive policies to support the protection of that data. Rehm said this is being done by transferring university data to a digital warehouse, allowing it to be systematically archived to provide on-demand access. In order to keep data safe, Rehm said the major focus is to just raise awareness about potential threats, such as junk mail or phishing attempts. Phishing attempts are emails that mimic university or bank emails in order to try to steal login credentials. “We’re trying to raise awareness, make people know if it’s a real email or not,” Rehm said. “A lot of it we can stop with better screening; a lot of it we can stop with better controls. It’s kind of a cat-and-mouse game; we change and they

change, we change and they change.” The fifth goal is to aid in student recruitment and retention. The major project OIT is working on, along with the Registrar’s office, is the implementation of online degree audits. These audits, to appear when registering for classes, would allow students to view a comprehensive list of what classes and requirements have already been taken. “It would be an online worksheet, pulling directly from the university so you don’t have to keep track of it yourself. It would make it much quicker and simpler for students to know where they are in their degree and make time with advisers more valuable.” The final goal in the report is simply to continue to improve OIT services, which Rehm said is arguably the most important of all goals outlined in the document. “If we don’t make those changes (for OIT), we won’t do these other goals,” he said. “We’ve heard clearly that communication with the university must be better. For us, that stuff has to be procedural, because there are things we do over and over. We could communicate well one time but not the next time. If we don’t do it as a procedure, it doesn’t stick. We want to add enough formality to the process to make it stick.”

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not be offered to take off the fare.” But not everyone has negative stories to tell from their taxi rides. When Davison junior Roxanne Harris called a taxi to return to Herrig Hall after

grocery shopping at Kmart one evening, the driver went beyond the expected to help out. “When I got in the van, he said, ‘Hey, I notice you have a lot of stuff there,’” Harris said. “I told him I lived on

the third floor in the dorm, so when we got there, he helped me carry all the bags to my room. It was great since it was definitely not a oneperson job.”

CHSBS journal gives students opportunity to publish original work as undergraduates By Alayna Smith Senior Reporter

Undergraduate students will soon have the opportunity often reserved for students at the graduate level or higher. “Humanorum,” a double blind, peer-reviewed research journal through the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, will allow undergraduate students to publish their original research and papers. The publication is in the midst of its first call for materials from students. Houghton Lake senior Ian Moloney, a member of the “Humanorum” editorial board, said the purpose of the journal is to push students to seek out new experiences and get published early in their careers. “It’s very beneficial to have a platform like “Humanorum,”” he said. “It shows that undergraduates at the university are doing great work. They’re not just learning basics, but they’re learning how to apply (concepts), how to synthesize information.” Joseph Michael Sommers, English literature professor and a member of the faculty advisory board, said expectations are increasing for students looking to find work or get into graduate school. “Humanorum” provides an opportunity to show off the strengths of CHSBS students. “Undergraduate publishing

“Students come to Central Michigan University for all different reasons, and those who came for academic reasons, we want to push for academic success.” Ian Moloney, Houghton Lake senior is becoming an increasingly popular trend across the country, so it’s good to see (editorial board members) Ian (Moloney), Justin (Wigard) and Christian really getting steam behind this project to give CHSBS, and CMU, a first-rate publication,” Sommers said. The benefits for undergraduate students go beyond just being published, Moloney said. “(‘Humanorum’) not only allows for undergraduate students to learn to write well but also boosts overall communication to boost the academic community,” he said. “Research has been done to see what professionals and job markets want, and they want good communication. That’s the central idea to ‘Humanorum.’” Many fields of study are overlapping, and looking at your own major or area of concentration through the perspective of another field can be very beneficial, Moloney said. “The intent of the journal is to really get undergraduates working in different depart-

ments than their scholarship, to get together to explore different facets of research,” he said. Houghton Lake senior Justin Wigard, a member of the editorial board, said although the journal will have a limited printed release to be distributed to important areas on campus, it will largely be online. “We’re technology-age kids. Everything is shifting to digital media in some fashion,” he said. “With students getting so much information from technological means, it makes so much sense to have it online.” Moloney said whether subject matters are abstract or concrete, the point is ultimately to contribute to the overall knowledge of students and others at the university. “We want to be the top in all our endeavors,” Moloney said. “Students come to Central Michigan University for all different reasons, and those who came for academic reasons, we want to push for academic success.”

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Events Center recognized by American Institute of Architecture for aesthetics

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By Neil Rosan Staff Reporter

The Events Center has been selected to receive the 2012 Building Honor for Architectural Excellence from the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Architecture. After a $22.5 million expansion and renovation in 2010, the CMU Events Center joins the EHS Building as the second university structure to be honored by the AIA and was recognized Thursday at the Celebration of Architecture event in Detroit. “This project had input from faculty and staff across the campus community. To receive the award is justice served for all the effort we put in as a campus community to make this a special project,” said Derek Van der Merwe, deputy director of athletics. The AIA selected the Events Center over about 50 other entries for the award as an attractive, modern addition

to an older building. “A dramatic addition wraps an unwelcoming building and gives it a bold new identity,” the awards jury said in a news release. “Its simple forms, extensive use of glass and giant new portal create an inviting presence and strong campus focal point.” In March 2010, Rose Arena started its transformation into the Events Center. The addition and renovation added an atrium and basketball practice facilities, which were wrapped around the existing arena. Stan Shingles, assistant vice president of university recreation, said the original goal of construction was to create a more appealing building. “The renovation was to make (the Events Center) a focal point of campus. We wanted something that was going to be signature in terms of its look that would attract people to the facility for the events it was going to hold,” Shingles said. “Prior to the

renovation, the building had no appeal as a focal point.” Van der Merwe echoed the idea of the Events Center being a focal point. “The Events Center is a gathering place for the community,” he said. “It’s a great reflection of the people of this campus and the pride they have in this campus community.” Shingles said he was slightly surprised when he found out the Events Center had won. “It’s very elite company when you talk about a prestigious group like the AIA,” he said. “We were with incredible company when we were considered, but to win is a testimony to the university’s commitment to a great vision for this facility and along with the architects, SmithGroupJJR, (we achieved) that vision.”

Aaron McMann appointed as Spring editor-in-chief of Central Michigan Life By Jackson Seedott Staff Reporter

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TOP: University of Michigan Director of Executive Communications Kim Clarke, a 1982 CMU graduate and CM Life alumna, delivers her award speech during the 2012 Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday evening at the Comfort Inn Suites and Conference Center, 2424 S. Mission St. Clarke has won two Cicero awards, recognized as the most prestigious awards in speech writing as well as the CMU Journalism Department Distinguished Alumna of the Year award in 2012. BOTTOM: Autoweek Executive Editor Roger Hart, a 1980 CMU graduate and CM Life alumnus, listens to an introduction speech on his behalf. He said the key to success in the world of journalism is to gain experience and maintain a strong work ethic.

Inductees stress importance of work ethic, writing skills at Journalism ceremony Saturday By Jackson Seedott Staff Reporter

Four Central Michigan University alums were inducted into the Department of Journalism’s Hall of Fame Saturday. Kim Clarke, Brad Flory, Roger Hart and Jim Vruggink were inducted as the newest members of the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has 48 members, including John Grogan, best-selling author of “Marley and Me” in 2006. Clarke, a 1982 alum, works as the director of executive communications at the University of Michigan and won several speech-writing awards in the past but said being inducted to the Hall of Fame is the greatest honor of all. “It really is a fantastic feeling,” she said. “It still feels so surreal to me. It’s a very flattering experience, and being nominated by your peers makes it that much more special.” Flory, a 1980 graduate, worked as a reporter and columnist for the Jackson Citizen Patriot and MLive Media Group before retiring in 2012. In his acceptance speech, Flory said when he received the phone call informing him of his nomination, he legitimately thought someone was playing a practical joke on him.

“I’m sort of like the fat guy who eats hotdogs and complains about city hall sometimes,” he said during his acceptance speech. One of Flory’s greatest accomplishments is discovering a politician lied on his resume by doing hours of research and making phone calls all the way to England, years before the Internet was around to expedite his research. Flory said having a curious personality is the best advice he could give to future journalists. “If you see something interesting, you have to have the dedication to dig for answers,” he said. “Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions. It’s something so basic that they don’t even teach it in classes, but it’s a crucial part in being a good journalist.” Hart is a 1980 graduate and serves as the executive editor of Autoweek Magazine. He said the key to success in the world of journalism is to gain experience and maintain a strong work ethic. “Whatever path you choose, whether it be photography or journalism, it’s important that you do it a lot,” he said. “It’s the only way to get better; that’s what the CMU work ethic is all about.” Vruggink graduated in 1970. He works for Purdue

University in the office of relations and athletics. One of his biggest claims to fame is working closely with NFL quarterback Drew Brees during his time at Purdue University. Although journalism is constantly changing, Vruggink said one skill will always be crucial: good writing skills. “Journalism is a changing field; you have to be willing to go with the flow and modify your skills,” he said. “Being able to write is the most important part of this field. No matter where you are—an editor, photographer and especially a reporter— you need to be able to write and write well.” Brian Manzullo, web editor at the Detroit Free Press and 2010 CMU graduate, was awarded the Young Journalist of the Year award. Manzullo, a Central Michigan Life alum, is the only editor-in-chief to win two national Pacemaker awards in the same year for both print and online content. “When I got the call from Neil (Hopp, CM Life adviser), I was pleasantly surprised,” Manzullo told CM Life previously. “To be in the same line as people like Mark W. Smith, who is a former colleague of mine, is a real honor. It’s humbling.”


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Central Michigan Life will undergo a change in leadership next semester as Redford senior Aaron McMann will become editor-in-chief. On Saturday, McMann was selected as the new editor-inchief by the Student Publications Board of Directors. McMann is currently the Managing Editor for CM Life and has served as university news editor, sports editor and summer editor-in-chief. The decision was made after a selection process consisting of a formal application and interview by the board. “I anticipate a pretty smooth transition next semester,” McMann said. “I was summer editor-inchief this past summer, and, through that experience, I know what I need to do and

how things work around here.” McMann said he doesn’t plan on making many changes, but rather fine-tuning a few things to improve them. “I don’t plan on changing a whole lot, maybe just a few things such as design details, having more of a news approach, that sort of thing,” he said. “My biggest goal for next semester is to cultivate and find talent to take over (next fall).” McMann said he is excited to see a lot of young people get involved with CM Life, and a big priority for him is to develop and grow new reporters into having a more serious role, to a point where they want to become a future leader of the newspaper. Current Editor-in-Chief Eric Dresden said it’s important for any leader to see where people come from and to listen to their ideas; and

said McMann has always done that. “I think it will be a pretty seamless transition,” he said. “A lot of people are coming back on board for next semester, and a lot of people are excited to work with Aaron. It’s going to be great for this newspaper. (McMann) has a lot of great ideas, and I see him being a great leader for CM Life.” Director of Student Media Neil Hopp said he is confident in McMann’s abilities for his new position. “I’ve known Aaron for the past three years or so, dating back to when he began as a sports writer here at CM Life,” he said. “I expect this transition to go very smoothly. (McMann) is very well aware of all the news on campus and is an outstanding writer as well as editor.”



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Women’s basketball loses its first game By Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

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LEFT: Junior midfielder Tory Kinniard hugs teammates Saturday night after losing in overtime to Michigan 2-1 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. TOP: Senior goalkeeper Stefanie Turner attempts to stop the game-winning overtime goal by Michigan’s Nkem Ezurike Saturday night at the University of Michigan Soccer Complex in Ann Arbor. BOTTOM: Sophomore forward Laura Gosse attempts to head the ball during the second half of Saturday’s game.


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ANN ARBOR – Central Michigan was eliminated urday after dropping the opening-round game to Michigan 2-1 in overtime in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines had 60 seconds left in the second half to keep their heads above water in tournament play down 1-0 to the Chippewas, until U-M senior forward Clare Stachel scored her first goal of the year and tied the match 1-1.

“We knew we needed to score more than one goal coming into this game, because we knew Michigan had a good offense,” junior midfielder Tory Kinniard said. U-M carried all the momentum into overtime play after tying it up. Less than a minute into overtime, the Wolverines nearly scored in the box, but CMU’s

All-MAC first team goaltender Stephanie Turner came up with the stop. U-M didn’t let up, though. At the halfway point of overtime, U-M senior midfielder Emily Jaffe dribbled her way through the defense and passed off to junior forward Nkem Ezurike, who scored the game-winning goal. “We knew Central was a physi-

Check out a photo gallery of Saturday’s game on cal team,” U-M head coach Greg Ryan said. “We knew we were going to have to battle, fight and scrap. We knew it wouldn’t be pretty.” CMU scored its first and only goal in the third minute, taking an early 1-0 lead. The goal came off a long throw in from senior MAC Defensive Player of the Year Bailey Brandon, into the box to sophomore All-MAC first team forward Laura Gosse, who would put into the back of the net. For the first 89 minutes and 20 seconds of the match, Turner shut out a potent U-M offense that scored 36 goals this season, which is the highest goal total in the program since 2005. “Turner is a first-rate goaltender,” CMU head coach Neil Stafford said. “But in a game like today’s, it’s hard to single out individual performance. You need a


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The Central Michigan women’s basketball team lost to Northwestern 82-72 Sunday afternoon, despite a career-high 25 points and six steals from sophomore Jessica Green. “Jessica was a warrior today,” head coach Sue Guevara said. “She was making it happen on both ends of the floor. She was one player that was able to get into the paint and finish.” Jessica Green The Chippewas (1-1) trailed 66-54 with 8:13 remaining, but an 11-1 run for CMU, capped by a three-point shot by junior Taylor Johnson, made the score 67-65 with just over five minutes to go. “I thought we dug ourselves a hole, especially in the first half,” Guevara said. “The way we ended the first half was pretty disappointing. Our intensity was better in the second half. We were able to get it within two with our press.” That’s as close as the Chippewas would get, as NU (2-0) responded with a 7-0 run of their own en route to the 10-point win. The game was close for the majority of the first half with NU leading 26-24 with two minutes left. A layup by NU senior guard Kendall Hackney gave the Wildcats a four-point lead. A layup

team to play against Michigan, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.” Both teams coming into this game were defensive powerhouses in their own respected conferences. The Chippewas entered the weekend with twelve total shutouts – a MAC best. The Wolverines have only allowed 15 goals in 21 games and are led by redshirt senior Haley Kopmeyer, who was named Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year. CMU’s senior class finishes the 11th winningest class in NCAA Division I history, according to The team ended its season 15-71, finishing first in the MAC West with a 9-2 conference record and second in the MAC tournament.

Four Central Michigan wrestlers finished in the top three in their weight class bracket Sunday at the annual Michigan State Open in East Lansing. Senior Christian Cullinan finished second among 125-pound wrestlers, leading the Chippewas with 22 team points. He recorded back-to-back pins before losing to Pittsburgh’s Anthony Zanetta by a 4-3 decision. Junior Joe Roth finished right behind Cullinan in third at 125 pounds with 19 points. Sophomore Tyler Keselring and redshirt freshman Lucas Smith each finished third at 133 pounds and 157 pounds, respectively. Roth won third place by an injury default to Connor Youtsey of Michigan, who couldn’t finish the match. Smith recorded a pin in 4:23 to open the day but dropped his second match by a 5-4 decision to Columbia’s Jake O’Hara, who went on to win the weight class. Smith bounced back in the consolation bracket, recording two pins, including one in 52 seconds against Indiana Tech’s James Bennett. Overall, CMU finished ninth out of the 30 teams competing with eight team pins and 171.5 points.


receiver Andrew Flory leads football to 34-31 comeback win over Eastern By Matt Thompson Senior Reporter

Central Michigan lost its most lethal offensive weapon Titus Davis, turned the ball over and allowed a touchdown during the first 60 seconds of play Saturday. The outcome looked worse after Eastern Michigan scored a touchdown with its next possession, making it a 14-0 game before the CMU offense could break a sweat. “Down 14-0, and essentially your best player is out ... the forecast was very bleak at that point,” CMU head coach Dan Enos said. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Andrew Flory came in for Davis, catching nine passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns as the Chippewas came back to beat EMU 34-31 at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti. “I had to take over for him; I was prepping all week ... I knew my time would come soon,” Flory said. “I was ready for it.” The win brought the CMU record to 4-6, the first four-win season under

Check out a photo gallery of Saturday’s game on head coach Dan Enos, though he said it didn’t mean more to him. Enos said he is just happy for the win and a chance to go .500. It took a second-half rally by the Chippewas after EMU ran out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. “We know that was just some fluke stuff in the beginning of the game,” Flory said. “We stayed strong and finished out with a victory.” The major momentum swing came when freshman defensive back Kavon Frazier caught the first interception of his career and ran it 49 yards through the EMU offense to the end zone. It gave the Chippewas their first lead of the game, 24-21. “(Frazier) is a true freshman; we play a lot of young guys on defense,” Enos said. “He made a great play and a great run. He was a linebacker/running

back in high school. He got some good blocks on the return.” Flory widened the lead for CMU, scoring on a 14-yard post-route from senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff. Radcliff ended with 284 passing yards, completing 20-of-34 attempts and throwing two touchdowns. Junior running back Zurlon Tipton got the CMU second half scoring going with an 11-yard touchdown run down the sideline on the first possession for the Chippewas. He had 21 carries for 110 yards. EMU cut the lead in the end with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jay Jones with 1:37 remaining, but CMU sophomore wide receiver Courtney Williams recovered the ensuing onside kick to secure the victory. Senior quarterback Alex Gillett, who did not start for EMU, threw for 77

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Junior running back Zurlon Tipton breaks through the Eastern Michigan defense during the second half of Saturday’s game at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti. Tipton finished the game with 21 carries for 110 yards and one touchdown during Central Michigan’s 34-31 win over the Eagles.

yards and a touchdown, while running for 162 yards and two touchdowns.

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CMU fell behind on the first play from scrimmage when Davis caught a short

pass and fumbled on the EMU 19-yard line, where the Eagles recovered. Two plays later, quarterback Tyler Benz threw a 19-yard pass to Tyreese Russell to make it 7-0 Eagles one minute into the game. A FOOTBALL | 9

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Freshmen make pivotal plays against EMU Saturday Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

Football report card week 11 For the first time in the three years that head coach Dan Enos has been in charge, the Central Michigan football team won a fourth game on Saturday, defeating Eastern Michigan 34-31. The win was an absolute must for a team that is trying to finish the season with three-straight wins to reach the .500 mark. So, without further delay, let’s hand out some grades. Passing Offense: (A) Considering the fact that the leading-receiver and, according to head coach Dan Enos, the team’s “best player,” Titus Davis injured his ankle on the first play and was forced to leave the game, the passing offense performed well. Senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff was 20-of-34 for 284 yards and two touchdowns. More importantly, he was interception-free for the third-straight game. He has thrown just one in the last five games. Freshman receiver Andrew Foley, who the coaches raved about in camp, had a monster game in place of the injured Davis, catching nine passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Rushing Offense: (B+) Junior running back Zurlon Tipton eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the fourth-straight game against the Eagles, running for 110 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. EMU actually did a good job on Tipton for most of the game, but his 32-yard run in the final minutes of the game sealed the victory for CMU. The rushing offense continues to be the team’s strength. Passing Defense: (B) For the CMU pass defense, it was one of the better games of the season, yardage-wise. It allowed just 120 yards through the air. A 49-yard interception return for a touchdown by freshman safety Kavon Frazier in the third quarter was probably the biggest play of the game for the Chippewas, as it gave them their first lead of the game. The only reason this grade isn’t an “A��� is because of a blown coverage in the fourth quarter that made the score 34-31 – it seems like this happens at least once a week, and that has to stop. Rushing Defense: (D) This was the area that killed CMU all day. The Eagles, who came into Saturday’s game as the eighth-best rushing offense in the MidAmerican Conference, ran for 294 yards against the Chippewas. EMU senior quarterback Alex Gillett, who did not start, scored twice on the ground, once on a 21-yard run up the middle on a fake field goal and once on a 53yard run down the sideline. He finished the game with 162 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Sophomore running back Bronson Hill added 83 yards on 13 carries. Special Teams: (A) Senior kicker David Harman made both of his field goal attempts, one from 23 yards and one from 36 yards out. Junior punter Richie Hogan, who was named MAC Special Teams Player of the Week last week, averaged 37.8 yards per punt but pinned the Eagles inside their own 20-yard line twice. Overall: (B) Much like the win over Akron on Oct. 27, this was a win the Chippewas had to have. It might have been a bit closer than most would have liked, but, as the saying goes, “In November, it’s all about getting the job done.” The run defense was less than impressive, but, overall, it was an improved effort from the defense. The health of Davis will be important if CMU wants to finish the season .500. Whether or not this team can do that, with wins against Miami (OH) (46, 3-3) at home Saturday and at Massachusetts (1-9, 1-5) on Nov. 23, remains to be seen.

By Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

Head football coach Dan Enos has made it known he’s not huge on freshmen playing a ton. Even so, it’s happened quite a bit throughout the 2012 season. On Saturday, it turned out to be a good thing. One of the young guys, redshirt freshman wide receiver Andrew Flory, caught nine passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in Central Michigan’s 34-31 win over Eastern Michigan. Flory played because of an injury to the leading Chippewas receiver, Titus Davis. Before Saturday’s game, Flory had just three catches for 55 yards and no touchdowns in limited playing time. “I’ve been trying to stay mentally ready, because I know my number could be called anytime throughout this year,”

Flory said. “Titus and I have been going back and forth in practice all year. He’s having a hell of a year, and I was lucky to get in there and do what I did today. The coaches really believe in me; they tell me that week in and week out.” Enos said he wasn’t surprised by Flory’s big game. He and the rest of the coaching staff singled him out as a “player to watch” before last April’s spring game, as well as in fall camp. “Andrew Flory is a guy with a lot of ability,” Enos said after the game. “He doesn’t play a lot because, obviously, Titus plays a ton. But we knew when we recruited him, he was going to be a good player.” Enos said it was only because of a hamstring injury in fall camp that Flory was redshirted a year ago. It might turn out to be a blessing in disguise. “The injury is probably going to be a good thing for him and

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Redshirt freshman wide receiver Andrew Flory attempts to beat a defender during the second half of Saturday’s game against Eastern Michigan at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti. Flory finished the game with nine catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns during CMU’s 34-31 win over the Eagles.

our football team in the long run,” Enos said. “He’s very talented, and he stepped up today when we needed him.” The Chippewas also got a lift from true freshman safety Kavon Frazier, whose 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter gave the Chippewas their first lead

of the game. The play was an encouraging sign for Enos and his staff, as Frazier was much maligned following the loss to Navy on Oct 12. when he was burned on play-action passes twice. “He hasn’t played a lot of safety except for these three months of the season,” Enos

said. “Still, he’s out there against everyone. It was a great individual effort, and we had some good blocks on the return.” The Chippewas will play their final home game when they host Miami (OH) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Around the MAC: Toledo Men’s basketball opens season against Iowa slips out of Top-25, Kent State slides in at No. 25 By Jeff Papworth Staff Reporter

By Matt Thompson Senior Reporter

Toledo only lasted a week in the Associated Press poll before losing to Ball State Tuesday and dropping out of it. Taking its place at No. 25 is Kent State, which remains undefeated in league play with a win over Miami (Ohio) Saturday. Massachusetts won its first game as a Mid-American Conference team, beating Akron Saturday as well. Next week will be crucial to decide who will play in the MAC Championship game Nov. 30 in Detroit. Toledo plays at Northern Illinois Wednesday, which will decide the leader of the East Division, while Kent State is at Bowling Green Saturday for the lead in the West Division.

score. Quarterback Mike Wegzyn scored both UMass touchdowns, one rushing and one passing. Akron slips to 1-10, including 0-7 in conference play.

Kent State 48, Miami (Ohio) 32 Kent State running backs Dri Archer and Trayion Durham dominated the game Saturday. The duo combined to score the first four touchdowns of the game, putting the Golden Flashes up 28-0 in the first half. Both running backs finished with more than 150 yards. Miami quarterback Zac Dysert threw for 455 yards and four touchdowns in the loss. Kent State improves to 9-1 (6-0 MAC), while Miami slips to 4-6, including 3-3 in conference play.

Ball State 34, Toledo 27

Buffalo 29, Western Michigan 24

Toledo’s eight-game winning streak was snapped at home by a Ball State fourth-quarter comeback Tuesday. The Rockets (8-2, 5-1 MAC) lost in spite of intercepting three passes and having running back David Fluellen rush for 200 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Keith Wenning, who threw the three picks, also had three touchdown passes and 280 yards. Ball State improves to 7-3, 4-2 in MAC play.

Broncos senior starting quarterback Alex Carder’s return from injury didn’t go as planned with four interceptions in a loss to three-win Buffalo. Carder did throw three touchdowns while collecting 275 passing yards and 52 rushing yards. Cortney Lester caught three interceptions for the Bulls (3-7, 2-4 MAC). WMU slips to 4-7 overall, including 2-5 in conference play.

Massachusetts 22, Akron 14 The Minutemen (1-9, 1-5 MAC) won their first conference game since joining the MAC thanks to their defense, which forced five Akron turnovers. Four interceptions and a fumble recovery helped limit the Zips scoring and put UMass’s offense in positions to

Bowling Green 26, Ohio 14 Anthon Samuel rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns as BGSU (7-3, 5-1 MAC) won its sixthstraight game Wednesday. The Falcons defense, ranked ninth nationally, also held previously ranked Ohio (8-2, 4-2 MAC) to 14 points.

Keno Davis’ alma mater Iowa has periodically found its way onto the schedule of basketball teams he has coached before, through no fault of his own. He will meet the Hawkeyes when the team plays Iowa at 7:36 p.m. today at CarverHawkeye Arena. “To keep coming back and having an opportunity to be back in Iowa City, at my alma mater, is always a special place to go,” Davis said. “I always enjoy seeing familiar faces.” He said he has coached against the Hawkeyes four or five times without even scheduling them as an opponent. Davis is a 1995 graduate of Iowa and served as an undergraduate assistant for his father, Tom, who was the head coach for the Hawkeyes for 13 years. “It helped develop the way I wanted to coach,” Davis said. “The type of success you can have and how you can have it, a lot of it comes back from my days at Iowa and getting a

chance at a young age to work under my father.” Central Michigan is considerably less familiar with the Hawkeyes, not playing them in its history. Fran McCaffery is now in his third-year leading Iowa with a fast-paced style, Davis said. “They’re a dangerous team, especially at home,” Davis said. “They’ve done a nice job of not only putting pieces in from recruiting but also developing those pieces in the program.” Senior Zach Saylor, a 6-foot-8 forward, will have to matchup with Iowa’s big men, which are as tall as 7-foot-1. “(I need to) just play help defense, communicate on defense and box out and just stay physical with them,” Saylor said. Iowa looks to replace Matt Gatens, a second-team All-Big Ten player, who led the team in scoring last year. Guard Roy Devyn Marble, who averaged 11.5 points per game last year, is one Hawkeye to watch, Davis said. “Marble’s a special player with great upside, and you

know that’s going to give matchup problems to just about everybody they face,” Davis said. “But they are also balanced enough (that) it’s not going to surprise you on a given night that there’s five, six, seven guys who can lead them in scoring.” Saylor is one of five returning CMU players who lost by a combined 10 points at BCS schools Iowa State and Nebraska last year. “You have to look at that, because it’s a confidence booster for yourself, as well as your team,” Saylor said. “Just to know you can go out there and compete.” Saylor had 17 points in his team’s exhibition win against Lake Superior State Wednesday, which would have been recorded as a career-high if it were a regular-season game. “I take it one game at a time,” he said. “Whatever’s best for our team, and if it’s to score; if it’s to rebound, to block shots, to defend; whatever keeps our team going.”

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first quarter. “(Flory) is very talented and stepped up for us today,” Enos said. Flory scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Radcliff to cut the deficit to 14-7. He caught another pass in the end zone late in the second quarter, but a penalty voided the score. A screen pass to Tipton, who shook off EMU tacklers down the sideline, went for a 37-yard pick up, which set up a 23-yard field goal by David Harman to cut the EMU lead

to 14-10. CMU kept its chances of bowl eligibility alive with the win, needing to win the final two games to have a chance. “That’s what we talk about everyday in practice,” Flory said. “Coach Enos talks to us and says we are still working and we’ll make it to a bowl.” It will be the senior’s final game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday when the team hosts a 4-6 Miami (Ohio).

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good job for us,” Guevara said. “I think sometimes, though, she has to understand that she has to pass the ball. We also need her to get more rebounds; she played her guts out, and I can’t fault her for her effort.” CMU was 15 of 18 on free throws but shot only one in the first half. The Chippewas conclude their season-opening threegame road trip on Saturday at Wisconsin-Green Bay.

continued from 7 Davis appeared to have suffered the injury on that play and had his foot/ankle looked at. The second EMU touchdown came on a fake field goal. The holder, Gillett, ran right through the middle of the defense untouched for a 21-yard-touchdown run. That put CMU down 14-0 in the

continued from 7 by sophomore Karly Roser with three seconds left made the lead six, and, on the ensuing inbounds pass, freshman Maggie Lyon stole the ball and drained a three, increasing NU’s lead to nine at half. “That was a huge swing in the game,” Guevara said. “We didn’t cut off the player’s lane to the basket, and then we inbound

the ball and throw a lazy pass in and it’s intercepted. That’s the wrong kind of momentum heading into halftime.” Sophomore guard Crystal Bradford added 12 points and led CMU with 10 rebounds. Johnson added 17 points but had just four rebounds. “Taylor came off the bench tonight, and I think she did a

Volleyball ends regular season with five-set win against Ball State Saturday By Morgan Yuncker Staff Reporter

The volleyball team ended its season on a high note with a five-set victory Saturday against Ball State. McGuirk Arena hosted senior night, where the Central Michigan seniors were honored prior to the match. One honoree, senior Jocelyn VerVelde, recorded a seasonhigh 11 digs. “I remember back to my senior night and sometimes a kid has a little extra fuel in the tank, and Jocelyn has had a lot of fuel in the tank and has these last couple games,” head coach Erik Olson said. After a sloppy first few points, the Chippewas seemed to find their game again, pushing the first match to extra points but eventually falling to the Cardinals 31-29. “This is about as close of a match we have had all season,” Olson said. “It was a wellplayed match by us; it was a very aggressive match played by us.” Set two was the only set of the match not to go into extra points, yet it still captured the excitement of the other four games. The team made a seven-point comeback early in the set and topped the Cardinals 23-25. Set three, much like the entire match, was point-for-point, though CMU came out on top 29-27. Ball State topped CMU 26-24 in the fourth set – the set

VerVelde found her rhythm. “I got the opportunity, and I seized it,” VerVelde said. “I’m proud of how I played; I’m proud of how the team played.” Tied at 7-7 in the final set, the Chippewas and Cardinals switched benches, and CMU began their rally to victory, winning 17-15.

Kelly Maxwell was one assist shy of a school record, putting up a career-high 79 assists. CMU will enter into the Mid-American Conference as the six seed and will face No. 3 Western Michigan to open the tournament.


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43 Do some sums 44 Crank (up) 45 Dormitory, to dirty room 49 Grated citrus peel 52 Onetime capital of Japan 53 Swigs from flasks 54 Tiny bit 56 Chili __ carne 57 Go steady with 58 Winter cause of sniffles and sneezes 61 “Deal me a hand” 62 Heavenly path 63 Golden St. campus 64 Kennel guests 65 Pre-meal prayer 66 Bouquet Down 1 Birthplace of St. Francis 2 Hard to lift 3 Religious conviction 4 Shirt part 5 ‘50s-’60s TV detective Peter

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