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Central Michigan University

| Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Academic Adviser Jamie Brown guides students, girl scouts, 3A

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CMU’s $10 million for Events Center considered donation By Catey Traylor Senior Reporter

Intended to be funded entirely by private donations, the $23 million Events Center recently received a $10 million donation from Central Michigan University. Kathy Wilbur, vice president of Developmental and External Relations, said Tuesday the university donated $10 million to the project. When asked if the money

would be paid back, she said, “Who would pay that money back? Where would the money be paid?” What began as a $21.5 million project in December 2007 became a $23 million project when the CMU Board of Trustees allocated an additional $1.5 million to the facility, following the discovery of “unforeseen conditions, design errors and omissions” in the building, according to a September 2010 Central

Michigan Life article. Director of Athletics Dave Heeke said in a 2008 Central Michigan Life article, “We’re committed to raise all $21.5 million privately. We’re going to go out and ask alumni, friends and others to contribute to the project.” According to the Events Center website, the university would not contribute to the funding of the Events Center because of “declining state appropriations,”

and the “the university did not have the cash reserves or operating budget to fund a project of this magnitude, and only academic buildings are funded by the state of Michigan.” Wilbur said $8 million has been raised privately, and she is unsure when the rest of the funds will be raised. “The Events Center is a very high priority for the university,” she said. “We keep working with donors

and hope to eventually raise a total of $11 million through fundraising.” A fundraiser sponsored by the Chippewa Athletic Fund honoring sportscaster Dick Enberg is scheduled for Feb. 18 in the Dick Parfitt Gymnasium inside the Events Center. All money raised will help support the Events Center. Enberg is also scheduled to speak at a conference Feb. 1718, sponsored by the Sports Management Association,

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for another semester after graduation because the lab required staff to help a child full-time.

The biggest changes following the Jan. 12 contract ratification of the Central Michigan University Faculty Association are found in the Flexible Benefit Program provided for faculty members. According to a story previously published by Central Michigan Life, the ratified contract allows the FA to keep MESSA for health care if members absorb premium increases. CMU has committed to pay $522.99 for one person, $1,174.86 for two people and $1,305.23 for a family each month through the 2013-14 academic year. Faculty members fought to stay with MESSA for health care, as opposed to switching to a CMU selffunded health care plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield. “Our health care really didn’t change; MESSA was just ratified. ( The faculty) was fighting to keep what we had,” said David Jesuit, professor of political science and FA bargaining team member. “The faculty wants to maintain control of our own health plan, and MESSA is something the union members own.” Additionally, the 5/10 drug card used by faculty members in the past has been increased to a 10/20 drug card. For generic prescriptions, faculty members now have to pay a $10 copay as opposed to the old amount of $5. For namebrand prescriptions, $20 will be paid as opposed to $10. Jesuit said FA members requested the new card.

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Waterford senior Jennifer Tabeek, HDF 409 student assistant, laughs as Carson, 4, left, and Henry, 4, play with toy trains Tuesday afternoon in the Education and Human Service building’s Child Learning Lab.

kidding around Graduates relish time working at child development center in EHS building By Shelby Miller | Staff Reporter They graduated in December, ready to take on the real world. But, two months later, CMU alumnae Abbey Nirva and Kelsey Koewers still find themselves working at the Child Development and Learning Lab, the preschool inside the College of Education and Human Services Building. Four days a week, 72 children spend part of their afternoon there, interacting with students and faculty. More than 100 students work in the lab for school credit, and additional students, five undergraduate and two graduate students, work in the lab for employment, alongside full-time staff members. CDLL Faculty Director Cheryl Priest said the lab serves as a training facility for students who major or minor in child development.

“It is amazing to have strong students majoring in Early Childhood Development and Learning, because we know that they are going to make a difference in

Twining senior Crystal Sanders, HDF 409 student assistant, helps Kelly, 3, make a pie out of Floam Tuesday afternoon in the Education and Human Service building’s Child Learning Lab.

the lives of children around Michigan,” Priest said. Nirva, of Allen Park, and Koewers, of Lowell, worked as student employees last semester and were kept

Backlash continues for Pete Hoekstra Super Bowl ad By Justin Hicks Staff Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra has received his share of flack after releasing his first campaign advertisement Sunday during Super Bowl XLVI. The 30-second commercial, approved by the Holland Republican and aired in several TV markets throughout Michigan, opened with the sound of a gong and traditional Chinese music playing as an Asian woman rides her bike through a rice paddy field. In broken English, the woman thanks Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow for her spending while in Congress and helping to improve China’s economy by worsening America’s.

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Next year students will not be able to flow freely in and out of the gates of Kelly/ Shorts Stadium like they have in the past. Derek van der Merwe, deputy director of athletics and chief operating office, said a policy is being finalized that would eliminate the open access that students have now to go freely in and out of the football stadium. The policy has already taken effect for basketball games. Another new policy that will take effect next year is scanning tickets. That will give Central Michigan athletics a more accurate number more quickly. “We’ll be able to have those in a much quicker way,” CMU Athletics Director Dave Heeke said. “Scanning is important to us. We’ll have a much truer number in (a) more timely way.” Heeke still is not sure how those numbers will be calculated in the announced attendance, though. Last season, CMU counted free distributed tickets to the community whether they went to the game or not. “We’ll have to evaluate how we want to report that attendance number,” Heeke said. “When we’ve done these things in the past, people have come. We’ve not changed the way we’ve done our business. With schedule and team not performing as well as they have in the past, people are not showing up. It’s been a little bit of a change for us.” Heeke also cited students trading student IDs and making false IDs for a reason to bring in the scanners. “We want to assure our student body are the ones coming and being rewarded,” Heeke said. “We know there’s a lot of ID trading, and that

inside the Education and Human Services Building. Board member Marilyn Hubbard did not know anything about the donation when contacted. Heeke, Board Chairman Sam Kottamasu, vice chairs Sarah Opperman and Brian Fannon and Vice President of Administrative Services Dave Burdette did return calls for comment.

The young Asian woman said, “You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spend-it-now.” Since its original airing, many people have responded heatedly, calling it offensive and racially insensitive. “Anyone who has a sense of courtesy for different races can see the racial insensitivity that I saw in the ad,” said Virginia Bernero, president of the College Democrats of Central Michigan University. Taylor Jackson, a Mount Pleasant senior and president of CMU Campus Conservatives, called the ad distracting from the critical discussion of the is-

sues in the campaign. “The fact remains that Mr. Hoekstra voted for big spending and debt-increasing bills that have indebted our country to China,” Jackson said. “He is a part of the problem the ad attacks. These candidates need to focus on our state and country, and we need a candidate who can defeat Debbie Stabenow.” Hoekstra declined an invitation to participate at the Campus Conservatives-sponsored U.S. Senate debate on Jan. 14 at CMU. Ben Greene, vice chairman of College Republicans at CMU, said the group declined to comment. A ad | 2a

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w Soup and Substance will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bovee University Center Maroon and Gold rooms. Professor Steve Jones will be speaking about "How Black Students and Black Studies Transformed Higher Education." The event is free and open to the public.

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w Faculty Jazz Combo will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. Tickets are $3 for students and senior citizens and $5 for all others. w The Hunger Game Series: A Girardian Perspective, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Charles V. Park Library Strosacker Room. CMU alum Leigh Gardner will discuss all three texts in The Hunger Game Series.

Corrections In Monday’s edition, a story about funding for the Speaker Series incorrectly noted that former University President Harold Abel donated $100,000 to the series. Abel donated the amount to the Abel Endowment Lecture Series, an endowment series focused on dictatorship, democracy and genocide. © Central Michigan Life 2012 Volume 93, Number 57

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there has been false ID’s produced in the past from recent graduates. “We’ll be able to buckle down.” The scanning policy will replace the clicker counts and ticket stub collect that CMU has used. “There’s certainly room for error there,” Heeke said of the clicker counting. “But I think we’ve been pretty accurate. We’ve done the best we can.” sports@cm-life.com

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Orlando Pérez, professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science, said the intent of the commercial was to scare people into thinking China was taking jobs away from Americans and connecting Stabenow to the loss of those jobs, but the message was hindered. “The problem with the ad is that the image gets in the way of the message and thus becomes far less effective,” Pérez said. “I think the ad is a shameless attempt to promote anti-Asian bigotry. The fact is a lot of Republicans are upset over the ad,

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“We voluntarily requested in August something that would enable (faculty) to move to a different prescription drug card. The amount of the card was increased from a 5/10 card to a 10/20 card,” he said. “We did that because the premiums had increased to a point where we felt it was in our best interest of our members to move to the 10/20 card. Our prescription drug coverage isn’t as good as it was in the last contract.” Phil Squattrito, professor of chemistry and member of the Faculty Association bargaining team, said the new drug card is restrictive to users. “(The drug card) is more restrictive in terms of if you get a three-month supply; you may have to pay multiple co-pays, because it’s only based on a onemonth supply,” he said. Dental coverage has also decreased. As outlined in the previous contract from 2008-

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“On occasion, when someone works really well with our program and there’s an opportunity later, we make sure they know about this opportunity,” Priest said. “Abby and Kelsey were hired temporarily, because we had a special need within the program.” She said in this case they were able to continue to work with two outstanding students and former student employees who were available for the time period they needed. We consider ourselves extremely lucky, she said. Nirva is currently working in the lab as a paraprofessional. She prepares activities for the classroom, works in the kitchen in the morning and in the afternoon works individually with the child. “I feed her and walk around with her,” Nirva said. “She is the sunshine to my day; she makes my life so much better. We’re great together.” because they feel it plays to racial stereotypes.” Hoekstra has since fired back at his critics with his campaign, sending an email to supporters Monday in which he defended his ad and said he isn’t surprised by the feedback. “Here we go again,” the campaign wrote. “We dared to take on Debbie Stabenow and China, and the liberals are doing what they always do — crying racism. The ad is only insensitive to Debbie Stabenow and her spending. “The Democrats will stop at nothing to change the subject from Debbie’s big-spending, job-killing record,” he wrote. “That’s why she’s got her people doing what liberals always do when things get tough — calling

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[News] 11, CMU paid a monthly contribution of $29.25 for one person, $61.50 for two people and $72.75 for a family. By 2014, CMU’s contribution will decrease by $6.56 for one person, $12.35 for two people and $14.61 for a family. “The university’s contribution for dental went down. They wanted to roll it back to levels that are consistent with levels for other groups,” Squattrito said. “They told (the faculty) that dental premiums will be going down, but that remains to be seen.” Some FA members aren’t completely satisfied with the benefit program. “Nobody was jumping up and down for joy, but that’s the bargaining that we have,” Jesuit said. “We pretty much have what we had previously, except the major concession that we voluntarily made on the prescription drug card.”

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Koewers has been employed by CDLL since August 2011, and before that, she was a student teacher in the lab. She said after her experience working at the lab previously, she wouldn’t turn down the position this semester. “With my job position still available, there was no question in my mind whether to stay or not. It is such an amazing place to work in and be a part of,” Koewers said. “I honestly believe that there is no better preschool out there than the Child Development and Learning Lab here at CMU.” While working at the lab, Koewers said she has built great relationships with children, faculty and other students. “I chose to stay to not only get an amazing reference added to my resume for the future, but I also simply didn’t want to leave the school, my coworkers, who I now consider great friends, as well as the children, some of which I have now known for almost two years,” she said. Both Nirva and Koewers believe they have been

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A Deerfield Township fire fighter carries oxygen tanks past a downed wire as others battle a house fire Friday at 1405 Granger St. in Mount Pleasant. The fire was called in at 9:22 a.m. with visible smoke and flames. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and caused no injuries.

lucky to work in the lab, which has taught them aspects they could only learn firsthand. Koewers said she has gained aspects of patience, diversity, support and understanding. “Working in the lab has shown me how adults can be a major support system for children in so many ways,” she said. “Letting the children know you’re there to support them can be key to having them enjoy learning as well as relaxing and trusting in the people and environment.” Nirva said she has gained a lot of hands-on experience, as well as now seeing children in a new light. “I always thought that I knew how to connect with children, but being in classes and actually learning and applying it in the classroom has been an eye-opener,” she said. They’re at a vital age and are capable of learning so much, she said. Both Nirva and Koewers are sad to leave the CDLL after the spring semester.

me a racist.” His name was quickly tossed into the list of trending tweets Sunday night, which was pretty impressive during the Super Bowl, which saw 12,233 tweets per second — a new Twitter record. The campaign ad approved by Hoekstra cost $75,000 for its initial airing and totaled $150,000 for two weeks of airtime across Michigan, according to The Holland Sentinel. “I think (Hoekstra) will have to respond for sure,” Bernero said. “He didn’t explain the issue well enough and, if he had, I don’t think there would have been such a negative response to it.”

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Highland senior Kaitlyn Schultz, HDF 402 student assistant, works with Mariah, 3, center, and Colton, 5, at the art station Tuesday afternoon in the Education and Human Service building’s Child Learning Lab. “(My favorite part is) working with all the kids and seeing what they create. It’s so fun,” she said.

“The lab is and will be one of the best parts of my life, and the idea of leaving it in the spring devastates me,” Koewers said. “It is an amazing place, and I can only dream I will work in and send my future children to half of a school that the CDLL is.” Nirva said the lab is a

fun atmosphere and much more than what students see on the exterior. “It’s so much cooler than people know. It’s a topnotch preschool. It’s nothing like when we were kids,” Nirva said. “You never want to leave. It’s great.” studentlife@cm-life.com

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Thursday march to protest unicameral proposal on ballot By Ryan Fitzmaurice Staff Reporter

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Mount Pleasant residents Olivia Geisthardt, 8 and Margaret Benison, 8 enjoy s’mores at their Girl Scout meeting Monday night at Jane Harris Cabin in Mount Pleasant.

Leading the troops Academic adviser Jamie Brown guides students, Girl Scouts By Anna Palm Staff Reporter

A march protesting the unicameral system proposed in the Student Government Association will go through campus Thursday. The march, led by Students for Service Learning and open for the entire student body to take part in, will begin in front of The Market at 12:40 p.m., ending at the Bovee University Center 15 minutes later, where the SSL’s President Kevin Richmond will address the participating students. The organization will be handing out free buttons and is asking students to prepare their own signs and flags. The march is part of a planned, ongoing series of events which will take place in protest of Proposal 1, which would eliminate the SGA house. SSL will be holding a meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Charles V. Park Library to discuss future plans regarding the proposal. That meeting will also be open for students to join. According to the organizer of the march, Albion graduate

student Chris Hopcraft, the march is being held because of the lack of student representation a unicameral system could potentially cause. “The proposal would consolidate the voices of over 20,000 students in a small amount of senators” Hopcraft said. “We don’t see this as a plan that represents the student body.” Despite the groups’ disagreements with the SGA, Hopcraft said the group is open to compromising with the Student Government Association on the proposal. “We like the idea that we are reforming the Student Government to be more efficient,” Hopcraft said. “And we are open to any proposal that will accurately meet student needs.” Richmond, a Romeo senior, said SGA President Vince Cavataio has been eagerly seeking student feedback and has been disappointed in the amount he has received.

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By day Jamie Brown helps college students choose their academic path, but two nights each month she plays mentor to a younger crowd. Brown, an academic adviser at the Towers Success Center, is a Girl Scout leader for Brownie Troop 50814. She was a girl scout in the 6th grade and has been a leader for the last two years, following in the footsteps of her mother. “The most I remember doing is selling cookies (as a girl scout),” Brown said. “What is great is that people have a positive attitude about girl-scout cookies. My daughter is now selling them.”

Troop Leader Jamie Brown of Mount Pleasant talks to the girls of Girl Scout Troop 50814 about their design entries for Art Reach’s Festival of Banners at their meeting Monday night at the Jane Harris Cabin in Mount Pleasant. Each of the girls created a design for their own banner and everyone voted on their favorites at the end of the meeting.

Brown said she believes it’s important for the kids to have their parents involved in their lives, which is why she first became a leader for her daughter Katherine. “I took my daughter and some of her friends out to dinner once,” Brown said. “They asked me questions; stuff that they probably wouldn’t ask their moms. I feel like they see me as some type of role-model.” Brown leads the troop of nine 3rd-grade girls from

Vowles Elementary School with two other leaders, Lisa Thackery and Becky Kaniski. Both Mount Pleasant residents have daughters within the troop. Thackery, whose daughter Mackenzie is a brownie, said the position can be difficult. “It’s challenging (to be a troop leader), because I’m a chemist and I’m used to working in a lab all day,” said Thackery, who works for Dow Corning Corporation.

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Kaniski has been a troop leader for six years and is currently leading two troops with a daughter in each; Megan is in her Brownie troop. On Feb. 6, the Brownies gathered in the Jane Harris Cabin near Barkley Road to discuss their future involvement in the Festival of Banners. “This is the first time we decided to do this (be in the festival) as a troop,” Kaniski said. “They get to see what

they can do as a team when they put their heads together.” One of their goals is to help the girls become strong leaders, stay substance free, able (to make) good decisions and provide for themselves,” Brown said. “The lessons built in their activities have more depth and meaning. Traits, such as cooking, aren’t taught to make them good A Scout | 5A

Central Michigan University hopes to add additional charter schools after the Michigan Congress passed a bill in December to lift the cap. Currently, CMU sanctions 56 of the 256 charter schools in Michigan, offering education to about 30,000 Michigan students. In 1994, the CMU Board of Trustees became the first public body in Michigan and the first university in the nation to charter a public school, said Charter School Data Analyst Vicki Bott. “Currently, CMU provides high-quality educational options for Michigan’s families by authorizing a diverse array of schools, which serve an even greater diversity,” Bott said. CMU strives to provide quality educational options for Michigan’s students and to provide choice, change and competition to Michigan’s educational system, she said.

CMU is in the process of receiving applications for new charter schools for the fall of 2013. The number of new charter schools authorized will be determined by the quality of applications received. Chief Deputy Director Cindy Schumacher said CMU is looking for candidates who have a vision, business plan, quality educational program, the ability to implement the program and a group thatbelieves it can build a school to be a pillar in the community. “They have to become the best of the best,” Schumacher said. The charter application process is a competitive process that adheres to requirements of Michigan’s Revised School Code, which is made up of two phases. The first phase requires contenders to submit a proposal of their school plan that will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts.

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Clark, Pehrsson conduct final two forums for EHS dean position By Alayna Smith Staff Reporter and Lonnie Allen Staff Reporter

The last of three open forums for candidates for the position of new dean of the College of Education and Human Services concluded Tuesday. The candidates include Charles Howell, chairman of the College of Education’s leadership, educational psychology and foundations department at Northern Illinois University, Henry Clark and Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson. Clark, senior associate dean for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, responded to questions from faculty and members of the community Monday. He said if you ask any of his faculty, they will tell you the door to his office is open anytime he is there. “Transparency, I think, is one of the critical parts of the relationship between dean and faculty,”

he said. “You don’t have to always agree, but the process has to be transparent.” Clark brought up a conversation he had with Provost Gary Shapiro, where Shapiro informed him he wanted the new dean to increase the research profile from the college. As a dean, he said he would advocate and push faculty to do this. “Part of the reason I brought that up was because I don’t think changing the expectation is realistic in the absence of changing modes, and I don’t think changing modes is realistic is the absence of the resources to make that happen,” Clark said. He said he is familiar with CMU’s international programs within EHS and said they are all wonderful opportunities, to the point he has encouraged his own faculty at VCU to follow suit. A forum held Tuesday in the EHS building gave faculty and staff the opportunity to question and evaluate Pehrsson for the position, who is currently serving as the associate dean of the College

of Education at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and has another decade of administrative and professorial experience as well. In the hour-long discussion, Pehrsson covered many of her ideas regarding education, the direction it seems to be heading and how to accommodate for the growing lack of resources available. Pehrsson said the best courses of action would be to have the faculty collaborate and bring ideas to the leadership, then decide on the best plan together so everyone can move forward. “Money and staff are not forthcoming anymore, so we need to find creative ways around this,” she said. Using anecdotes and experiences from her past, Pehrsson elaborated on how to effectively streamline the proceedings of the different departments around campus, were she to get the position. “Communication should be never-ending (between departments),” Pehrsson said.

She emphasized the growing need for students to be able to communicate and adapt within an increasingly globalized world and stressed the importance of being bilingual. “Education is going to a point where students will need to be very globally and culturally aware,” she said. The increased impact of technology on the classroom was also a point of interest for Pehrsson and those questioning her. “I think we will continue to need to be technologically proficient, and we need to be as proficient as our children,” she said. Pehrsson said technology is making many new educational endeavors possible and can have far-reaching effects. “(Online learning can) get education to individuals who would not otherwise have that opportunity,” she said. Mary Aylor, professor of teacher education and professional development and forum attendees said the new dean, whoever it ends up being, must meet certain

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Dean of University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ College of Education Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson had a large turnout for her open forum for Dean of College of Education and Human Services Tuesday in the EHS Building. “I think we need to continue to be technically efficient and stay up-to-date with what internet sites our children are using, “ said Pehrsson, regarding the future of online education.

requirements and standards. “I expect a dean who will be a strong advocate for this college and all of its departments,” Aylor said. “I expect a dean who can gain respect from all of campus.

I think it’s important to have a strong dean who can hold her own in a situation.” university@cm-life.com


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Five tickets officially running in SGA presidential elections By Octavia Carson Staff Reporter

The Student Government Association candidates for President and Vice President are set. During a press conference Tuesday night in Charles V. Park Library’s Strosacker Room, the five tickets officially introduced themselves and key platforms they are running on. Each candidate also made comments about the proposal for a unicameral system that will be included on the general elections ballot. Warren senior Connor Gallagher is running for President with Carleton junior Andrew Clark. “We want to bring SGA back to a group where we work for the students,” Gallagher said. “This whole unicameral and bicameral debate has been pretty edgy lately — I love it though — the students are raising up and using (their) voices.” Hesperia senior Killian Richeson is running with Schoolcraft sophomore Shane McGoff. “Instead of cutting an arm

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off the organization, we can definitely use both. We can utilize the house in a way that it would be more perfect,” Richeson said. “If we can just mobilize them and give them a reason to want to participate rather than trying to force them into something they don’t want to do.”

“We want to bring SGA back to a group where we work for the students.” Connor Gallagher,

Warren senior Romeo senior Kevin Richmond is running with Andover senior Scott Cooke. “I am opposing the current (proposed) unicameral system, but I am able to compromise, because I feel the idea behind it is to get legislature to pass through quicker and more efficiently,” Richmond said.

Sparta junior Spencer McKellar is running with Fenton freshman Sean Rositano. “We are also against the current proposal for changing the system and the structure of SGA from the bicameral system to a unicameral system,” McKellar said. “We see flaws in the legislative body.” McKellar said they would be leaving the decisions to change the legislative branch up to the house and senate. Macomb junior Justin Gawronski is running with Alma junior Anna Dvorak. “Regardless of whether or not the unicameral system passes on the ballot, Anna and I are the best candidates to facilitate the transition to a new system or to implement changes to make the current bicameral system more effective,” Gawronski said. The general elections will be held from March 12-16; students can vote online at vote.cmich.edu. studentlife@cm-life.com

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A full moon hangs over Mount Pleasant Tuesday night.

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homemaker, but to teach them about nutrition, eating healthy and taking care of themselves.” Supported by the funds they receive from selling cookies, magazines and nuts, the Brownies are able

to plan field trips and buy supplies for badges and crafts. They also go on smaller outings, such as bowling, swimming at the Student Activity Center and roller skating, Kaniski said. The girls also help out by visiting the nursing home, the Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 400 S. Crapo St. Last Christmas, they sang carols for the elderly and made orna-

ments and cards, Thackery said. Aside from getting together with friends, brownie Taylor Strom said she thinks it’s good to be a girl scout, because it helps nature. “Sometimes we do walks and look for garbage,” Strom said. university@cm-life.com

Trumpeter Bobby Shew headliner at Jazz Weekend By Sean Bradley Staff Reporter

Jazz will echo through campus as the 2012 Jazz Weekend begins Thursday. The events will be held Thursday and Friday in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall, Platcha Auditorium and the Bovee University Center Down Under Food Court, featuring different types of jazz including swing, big band and group performances. The featured artist will be trumpeter Bobby Shew, who has been actively playing since the ‘60s. The final performance will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the 39th annual Jazz Weekend Gala Concert at Warriner Hall’s Platcha Auditorium, featuring Shew playing with jazz students from Jazz Lab One, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Rob Smith. Traverse City senior and Jazz Lab One’s lead alto saxophone player, Myles Boothroyd, has been involved in Jazz Weekend for four years. “I like that it’s a day full of jazz and jazz performances,” he said. “It’s good for jazz students to see and hear the featured artist.” Along with the featured performances, the Central WAILS Saxophone Orchestra, Jazz Central and jazz trombone group JazzBone will be performing throughout the twoday event. Boothroyd will also be performing with the Central WAILS Saxophone Orchestra.

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“Cavataio is passionate about this issue,” Richmond said. “He is heavily invested within this conversation. He expects the student body to take an active role in it as well, and I don’t believe he has found them to be active enough.” Other groups have also taken part in supporting the protest. Take Back The Tap President and Walled Lake freshman Mariah Urueta said although she cannot speak for her group as a whole, she personally believes the new proposal will cause a damaging presence of lobbying in SGA. “The unicameral will make it so RSOs will have to lobby a senator,” Urueta said. “If they don’t get a senator on their side, they won’t have a voice in the unicameral system. That is not

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If their proposal is accepted, candidates are invited to Phase II. In the second phase, applicants will illustrate their vision. Successful applicants are taken forward to the Board of Trustees

During the day, jazz ensembles from high schools around the area will be performing for panels of judges who will critique their routines. Portland senior Matt Sumner, who will be performing alongside Shew at the Gala Concert, says the weekend is a great opportunity for young musicians. “It’s a very educational opportunity for high school students to keep the art form of jazz alive,” he said. “By coming and seeing all these events, it opens up a new door for the education of these students.” Sumner has performed with trumpet player John Fedchock and saxophone player Bob Mintzer at past events. Sumner said the group performing with Shew will be playing pieces such as “Daahoud” by Clifford Brown and “Always and Forever” by Pat Metheny, among others. Midland junior Kevin Keith is experiencing the weekend for the first time, performing drums for Shew’s performance. “I’m pretty excited to have the experience of working with someone like him,” he said. Keith said the band started compiling pieces and practicing for the event in December. “We want to make sure we give the audience the best show we can,” he said. Shew said the pieces chosen for him to perform along with bands are based on a difficulty level the school dictates. Smith will be making the

transition from student to conductor. Smith was a student in the jazz band when Shew first performed at CMU, back in 1966. Shew, now mostly retired from live performance, travels to colleges and conservatories around the world giving clinics in solo, group or even improvised performance. He also teaches students about life in the music business. “The main thing we want to do is to leave inspiration with the students,” he said. “If a student sees in me a great passion, that passion will inspire him.” Shew said doing events like this help keep music education, especially jazz education, alive in American universities. “With all the cutbacks in the schools’ music programs, it’s a blessing that they keep the arts supported in the schools,” he said. “Especially jazz, since it’s one of the more complicated music genres out there. It could be the first thing to go.” Shew said he feels honored to help keep the tradition alive. “I’m rather grateful that they keep the jazz programs going at the festivals like this,” he said. A full schedule is available on the School of Music’s website at www.music.cmich. edu/events/festivals_&_ workshops. studentlife@cm-life.com

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a fair position to put RSOs in.” The Student Environmental Alliance has also spoken against the unicameral system and is planning to have a large presence in the march on Thursday. Saline junior and SEA President Chloe Gleichman said the proposed plan would have major repercussions on the group’s impact on campus. “This is important to us, because our group introduces a variety of legislation and takes an active part in SGA. We don’t want to lose our ability to do that,” Gleichman said. The SGA provided a unicameral system outline, which displays the most current format of the unicameral proposal. It can be found at http://resources.maroonrevolution.org/.

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EDITORIAL | Pete Hoekstra should drop out after disgracing self, state with Super Bowl ad

‘End-It-Now’

but of course it does not belong in any campaign or conversation. There is no acceptable move Hoekstra can make other than to withdraw from running for the nomination. His appearance at the end of the commercial reiterating the points in front of a fireplace, ending with “I’m Pete ‘Spend-It-Not” Hoekstra, and I approve this message,” tells us he cannot legitimately distance himself from the controversy. Hoekstra may actually believe both the content and strategy of the ad are acceptable and see no problem with them, in which case he has no business running or holding any elected office. The only other alternative is that he was unaware of the extent of the ad’s racial bias and stereotyping, that he gave into the pressure of a cutthroat campaign team, which demonstrates he lacks the spine and foresight a U.S. senator should reflexively display. Resorting to the depths he did with this ad sets back the tone of political

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ormer Michigan state congressman Pete Hoekstra’s contro-

versial campaign aid, aired locally during the Super Bowl, resorted to vile racism in an attempt to appeal to disgruntled Michigan workers.

Hoekstra, who is running to be the Republican nominee against secondterm Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, should end his campaign for producing an ad which is unacceptable in modern society. The ad featured a young Asian woman speaking about the threat of Chinese economic growth and Stabenow’s fiscal policy. “Thank you, Michigan Sen. Debbie ‘Spend-It-Now,’” the woman says at the beginning of the ad. “Debbie spends so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs.”

Tellingly, she never stumbles over the ‘Spend-It-Now’ or ‘Spend-It-Not” titles for Stabenow or Hoekstra, respectively. She’s Asian, perhaps Chinese, and apparently threatening, but she certainly stays on message. The scene honestly opens with a gong. The absurd music, intermittent grammar issues and pointed straw hat that follow are all designed to remind us that this is a foreign culture, a people apart — something different from our wounded, reeling America. This sort of race-baiting is simply unacceptable for a person running to represent Michigan at a federal level,

discourse decades, if not a century. It is an offense to Asian-Americans and other minorities, but it stings basic human dignity. Hoekstra worked hard to portray himself as the moderate candidate in this race, earning endorsements from national figures including Mitt Romney, but that hard work was undone instantly with this embarrassment. Instead of trotting out evasive halfapologies or jingoistic defenses, it’s time for Hoekstra to step aside and allow the process to continue without him. He has done more than enough already. Michigan has long battled a poor reputation nationally and internationally. We have suffered as a punchline for industrial decline and social backwardness. If we are to move forward, tactics such as the campaign commercial must be shelved permanently. To help us move forward, Pete ‘End-It-Now’ Hoekstra must stop his campaign.

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Nathan Inks Columnist

No longer backing Hoekstra

Rarely does a politician commit political suicide in a commercial aired during the most watched event on television. Sunday, senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra was that exception. In his ad, a girl of Asian descent riding her bicycle stops to tell the camera in what is clearly fake broken-English, “Thank you Michigan Senator Debbie Spend-it-Now. Debbie spend so much American money, you borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spend-it-Now.” Hoekstra then goes on to contrast Debbie Spend-it-Now with Pete Spend-it-Not as he approves the campaign message. The Debbie Spendit-Now part of that ad was the only good part, but the “Spend-it-Not” just seemed corny and weird. In the 21st century, I would have assumed Hoekstra would know how wrong such an offensive stereotype would be. What makes the ad ironic is that the percentage of Chinese who can speak fluent English is higher than the percentage of Americans who can speak fluent Chinese. The campaign’s response to the ad was almost as bad as the ad itself. The Hoekstra campaign disabled ratings and comments for the ad on YouTube. John Yob, CEO of Strategic National, a major political consulting firm in Michigan, who has served as an advisor for the campaign began deleting all negative comments left on his Facebook link to the ad and deleted those posters from his page. He then left comments implying that people critical of the ad are just liberals, and other candidates’ supporters just want to attack Hoekstra. Not only is that incredibly petty and a terrible public relations move, but it is just not true. I had endorsed Hoekstra and was fully backing him, but after seeing that ad and the response of his advisors, I can no longer support him. This also goes beyond simply airing an offensive ad; it shows Hoekstra and his campaign have a severe lack of judgment by running the ad and thinking it would have a positive effect. Why would you run a controversial ad during an event more Americans watch than any other event? If he can make such a terrible move in a primary race, what will he do in the general election? Hoekstra is not only someone who should not represent the Republican Party; he should not represent this great country by serving in our government. What image does this send to the Chinese people if we elect someone like him? Hoekstra should apologize, and he may gain back the respect of some people. But this severe lack of judgment should result in voters never trusting him with an elected office again. Nathan Inks is the president of the College Republicans. This column does not necessarily reflect the official views of the organization. Central Michigan Life, the independent voice of Central Michigan University, is edited and published by students of Central Michigan University every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the fall and spring semesters, and every Wednesday during CMU’s summer sessions. The newspaper’s online edition, cm-life.com, contains all of the material published in print, and is updated on an as-needed basis.

[Comments] Comments in response to “Football attendance fails to reach NCAA Division I standards” aformerfan, Monday We’ve been season ticket holders for 5 years. Last year, it was $160 for two; this year, after two 3-9 seasons, it is $240 for two. “If we cannot meet that minimum, it speaks volumes of how committed our fans are,” Heeke said. “People need to decide how committed they are.” Well Dave, based on this unjustified increase in price, I’ve decided I’m not committed at all. Why would I want to pay more to see State wipe the floor with you? I bet most of the stadium will be wearing green and white anyway. Maybe it’s you who should improve your product! I don’t care so much if the team plays poorly, it is the game experience that is entirely lame and unchanging. For every timeout, they trot some people on the field — “CMU athletics would like to salute themselves once again....”. It has become quite clear that Heeke thinks we should all bow down and worship CMU athletics, despite their poor efforts to provide a good experience to the fans. CMU sports cost millions and bring in thousands. I wonder if they just took the whole thing down if anyone would care. I don’t know many students who come here for the sports, and we’ll never get to the point where they do. TropicRoad, Tuesday The part Matt Thompson chose to omit — CMU has led the MAC in attendance more than any other school in recent years. Thompson also chose to omit

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any context — that all MAC schools count tickets the same way (but others inflate their number’s even more than CMU, with Pepsi and other major corporations purchasing the bulk of their tickets). An example of sensationalized journalism and not doing basic homework. Michmediaperson, Tuesday Tropic Road--Enos and Heeke can’t do their jobs and you attack CM LIFE. Reminds me of the CMU Administration and faculty who took those lavish pay hikes over the past 5-7 years and then got caught by the Detroit Free-Press. They then blamed the Free-Press for their problems. We led the MAC in attendance, because Brian Kelly and Butch Jones put an exciting team on the field. It’s fun to watch the replays of those games. We can’t win. We can’t get people into the stands with great promotional ideas. So, what do we do? Blame CM-LIFE and Matt Thompson for our problems? Matt is doing his job as is this newspaper. The athletic department needs to quit blaming others and making excuses and start getting it done. Football is awful. Men’s basketball may be as bad as I’ve ever seen it. Quit worrying about the local paper! Sensational journalism? Did you watch the 3-9 Chippewas in 2010 and 2011? Six and 18 over the past two years. So few people in the stands that you could count the people. I see a lot of payroll in that athletic department. TropicRoad, they need to start getting the job done....or we need to get new

folks in there who will get it done. Keep up the good work, CMLIFE! TropicRoad, Tuesday MediaPerson (I guess your name is a giveaway, I’m not buying a student attempting to make a splash, who’s not a journalist and who is only reporting a negative part of the story. Our AD, Dave Heeke and our Head Coach are dramatically underpaid. Sure Enos has failed — but that doesn’t mean Matt Thompson didn’t choose to omit facts (that CMU has led the MAC in attendance more than ANY other school in recent years). Nor does Enos not winning not mean Thompson also didn’t choose to omit any context to the story (ALL MAC schools count tickets the same way! And others inflate their number’s even more than CMU, with Pepsi and other major corporations purchasing the bulk of their tickets). aformerfan, Tuesday TropicRoad, So which member of the Athletics administration are you? Who cares what the other schools do, why does this matter? If Heeke can get 1.5 per year at Oregon, he should go take it. Heeke and Enos cannot be dramatically underpaid. If the bar for their job performance is so low, we could easily recruit someone else to do just as poorly for the same price. Again — these folks contribute very little to the university’s bottom line. Students and taxpayers are forced to subsidize the athletic departments of all the MAC schools.

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The expanding social network

To my venerable ancestors and forefathers, I have this to say; your life must have stunk. To my children, children’s children and so on; I am jealous beyond words. The reason, of course, is Facebook and Twitter. Even the generation before mine is disadvantaged. Myspace is an old farmer who plows his fields with oxen and chews on wheat to help his concentration during the annual barn repainting. But now, with most of the Internet world on Facebook, things that were never before even thinkable are a reality. It’s like the world’s yearbook. Now, I can keep track of all the people I went to high school with and see the minute details of the everyday lives of acquaintances. I can know who’s working from 4 to 8 p.m., who ate peanut butter and jelly for lunch and who’s just so sick and tired of being sick and tired. It’s like I never left my hometown at all. It will only get better. With Facebook to soon go public, the company will reach new heights, achieve things greater than any other company before it. What new ways will the company create to be even more connected? I can only dream. All I know is, the updates to my smartphone don’t come fast enough. What if I were to miss a notification? In fact, there has to be a way to integrate Facebook and our lives even more. Why not register for classes through Facebook or Twitter? That way, it is easier to compare schedules with friends. Because who wants to be in a class without any friends? But then, why risk not having classes with friends at all? Why can’t professors record their lectures and post them to Facebook, having the class discuss it in a free-for-all web forum? There’s no way to be more connected than that. It’s efficient, too; everyone with their laptops in class tends to just sit on Facebook anyway, so why not cut out the middleman? The middleman being reality. And then there’s Twitter. It’s like having all my friends talk to me at once. The ones who have an account, that is. Those who don’t have an account can’t even be considered friends anymore. What I’m pressing for is Facebook, Twitter and all the other social networks to combine like Power Rangers to form a super social network. If that were to happen, it would be unstoppable and immune to grumpy old people who don’t get the Internet and lame people who think they’re too cool to poke me back on Facebook. When that happens, and it will, the world as we all know it will change for the better. It will be the utopia our fathers and grandfathers dreamed up for us; the great social machine, a mechanism for us all to see who’s tan, who’s dating who and who from our graduating class just got pregnant. All the gossip we wanted for so many years, laid out right in front of us.

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Football player Dorian Dawson transfers to Golden West College Dawson said he chose CMU after visiting the campus and meeting head coach Dan Enos. “After I decommitted Dorian Dawson from Miami, Ohio, I took my official visit to (CMU),” he said. “Coach Enos was the first coach that I visited and left with the feeling like I was going to be taken care of. His personality is what convinced me.” Dawson plans to improve his academics this semester in the hopes of climbing back up the ladder to a Division I program. “My goal is to transfer to another DI university to play ball,” he said. “I’m going to stay local this time. I’m undecided at the moment, but I’m prob-

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Freshman point guard Austin McBroom dives for loose ball Jan. 8 against Toledo. McBroom had 16 points in that game, which CMU won 85-69. The Chippewas have only won once since that game, currently holding an seven-game losing streak.

The Central Michigan defensive line will be short a young piece for the 2012 season. Follow his freshman season, defensive lineman Dorian Dawson transferred back home to Golden West College this semester and will not be returning to CMU due to poor academics. “It was never a feeling that (CMU) wasn’t for me, it was me being irresponsible and letting my academics fall,” Dawson said. “I lost focus of the reason I was there.” The Los Angeles native received offers from Miami (Ohio), Arizona, Villanova, Sacramento State, Montana State, Hampton, Eastern Washington, Cal Poly, Clark Atlanta, Union and Navy out of high school. Despite the various offers,

ably going to narrow it down to ASU, Fresno State and UCLA.” Coming out of high school, Dawson said he spoke with those schools but wanted to move out of California and travel somewhere new. In his seven appearances for the Chippewas, Dawson recorded six tackles. “We’re disappointed things did not work out here for Dorian,” Enos said. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.” Seniors Joe Kinville, Chris Reeves and Nate Williams and sophomores Matt Losinecki and Leterrius Walton will take responsibility at defensive line. “I’m still going to carry that Chip pride,” Dawson said. “I know for a fact that (CMU) will be winning the MAC championship next season.” sports@cm-life.com

Men’s basketball confident even with seven-game losing streak By John Manzo Senior Reporter

It doesn’t matter what statistic the Central Michigan men’s basketball improves on because the win column hasn’t increased since Jan. 11. Sophomore guard Trey Zeigler has gotten help offensively, the big men have sporadically out-rebounded opponents, but the team has not found a way to get over the hump. The Chippewas haven’t shot above 39 percent from the field in 15 of the team’s 22 games this season. When they do, they are 5-2. Head coach Ernie Zeigler said he needs to see more confidence from his shooters. “Some of these (missed shots) have just been pointblank layups,” Ernie said. “They’ve contributed to teams going on extended runs

against us and where we’ve gone through these scoring droughts of two, three and four minutes at a time.” Some of these extended runs have contributed to the reason CMU looks to snap a seven-game losing streak at 7 p.m. today against Buffalo at McGuirk Arena. “I think everyone is confident,” Ernie said. “We talked about keep fighting to get better. It’s a new week, new day, and we need to keep fighting to get better. There’s a light at the end of this tunnel, and yes, we’re deep in the tunnel right now, but we got to find a way to scratch and claw and let that light shine through.” Finding the light will be difficult against a Buffalo team that’s tied on top of the MidAmerican Conference in scoring, averaging 75.4 points per game. It won’t help that the Chip-

pewas are thin in the front court, an aspect the Bulls dominate. Buffalo hauled 18 offensive rebounds in a 72-65 victory Saturday against Toledo. The Bulls are fourth in the MAC in the category and first in defensive rebounds. “It’s going to be tough, because it is one of their trademarks,” Ernie said about the physicality and rebounding ability of Buffalo. “It’s definitively going to be a key, key point of emphasis for us if we’re going to have some success here.” CMU will be without point guard Jorddan Myrick, who has re-aggregated a hip injury. Ernie said he will be held out at least until Monday. Myrick, a freshman, has started in one game and has played in 14. sports@cm-life.com

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Journalism department to offer social media certificate By David Oltean Senior Reporter

Facebook and Twitter may no longer be deemed inappropriate in some classrooms as Central Michigan University will now offer an undergraduate certificate in social media. The program, which consists of 12 required hours of journalism classes and one three-credit hour elective, will educate students on the benefits and impacts of social media today. The program will inform students on the ethical implications of social media and will teach students to maximize online traffic to meet business objectives. CMU is not the first university to implement such a program. Cleveland State University, Ball State University, State University of New York at Purchase and University of California, Irvine have developed social media programs. Journalism instructor Mary Lichtman began developing curriculum for the program in the fall of 2010 and will teach some of the courses offered for the certification. Social media has become important in every career field, and the program will help students reach business goals and objectives through social media, she said. “Social media has changed the way we look for jobs, the way we buy our clothes and other products; it has changed the way we travel,” Lichtman said in an email. “There is no career field that hasn’t been changed by social media.” A JRN | 2B

instagram Application gives iPhone users creative opportunities By Jessica Fecteau | Senior Reporter

Some Instagram photos are turning iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch users into instant photographers. Appearing in the App Store in October 2010, the app currently has more than 50 million users. According to Mashable.com, an Android version of the app is currently under development, though an official release date has yet to be announced. The app is a “fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through photos,” according to the site’s page.

Previously, photos could only be visible on the program itself, but now users can share their photos on social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr with a couple taps on their touch screen. The photos can also be viewed on webstagram.com. Similar to Twitter, people can “follow” the posts of their friends and even celebrities. “I follow more celebrities than friends,” Chantell LaForest, an Escanaba junior, said. “Justin Bieber and Selena (Gomez), of course, and Zooey Deschanel.” LaForest said she takes photos of

everything, especially her meals. “If I feel something is noteworthy, I’ll snap it and post it to Instagram,” she said. “Food is always important.” One of Instagram’s most popular features are photography filters and effects. Of the 16 effects one can apply to their averagelooking photo, LaForest said XPro II, which adds a vintage look to photos, is her favorite. For LaForest’s roommate, photos of her puppy and hedgehog are the stars of Chesaning junior Kaylee Turnwald’s profile. A INSTAGRAM | 2B

Social media impact, shape politics Organization easier for Arab Spring, other events By John Irwin Staff Reporter

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube services have become indispensable tools in the worlds of politics and protest. During the past year, social media have taken on an important role for revolutionaries in the Middle East, protesters here at home and politicians across the world. The Arab Spring’s explosive growth would have been largely impossible without the use of social media. Protesters looking to overthrow dictators and install democracies organized on Facebook and Twitter and shared YouTube videos of brutal crackdowns. Their actions online made it easier to mobilize, but governments would not have fallen without acts of courage, Associate Professor of Journalism Timothy Boudreau said. “Social media helped the protesters communicate and organize much more effectively, but the protesters posed a real threat only when they took to the streets and put their lives on the line,” Boudreau said. Many countries have threatened to arrest bloggers who are accused of spreading “malicious rumors,” according to a report by Reuters examining the impact of social media. Twitter announced in late January it will allow for country-specific censorship, sparking outrage from internet users across the world. Here in the United States, social media are also having an enormous impact on the political landscape. The Occupy Wall Street movement has used social media to organize and mobilize thousands of protesters around the country, and eventually around the world, in a similar way to the Arab Spring protesters. This has allowed OWS to spread around the globe at a pace previously unimaginable. A MEDIA | 2B

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Students find ‘pinning’ addictive Many students have started spending their time “pinning” anything from wedding ideas, the latest fashions and food recipes to fitness and crafts. The shift from search to discovery is becoming popular among college students, particularly females who account for 58 percent of the traffic on Pinterest, according to Experian Hitwise. Some college students, like Royal Oak freshman Emerson Morton, use the virtual pinboard for collecting and sharing content as an escape from studying. “Pinterest is extremely addicting,” Morton said. “I’m kind of obsessed with it. It distracts me from the studying I don’t want to be doing.” Although Morton has been “pinning” for more than a year, she only has four boards with 108 pins. She said she is very selective about what she pins, and she uses the site mostly for creative food recipes. “I’ve found some really yummy things on there,” she said. Morton said it’s a good way to kill time waiting for class to start. She spends about

an hour on the site daily, she said. “I’ve pretty much planned my dream wedding on Pinterest,” she said. “I’ve found everything from the dress to the flowers.” Sterling Heights senior Mike Manoogian said he gave in to Pinterest for cooking recipes. “I guess I’ve been discovered. I didn’t want to because it’s a girl thing,” he said. “But my friend told me about it because I like to cook.” Manoogian said he prefers Twitter over Pinterest, but Pin-

terest is number two on his social media list. “I don’t want to get too addicted,” he said. “My roommate, who is a girl, wastes an entire day on it.” The website has been around since March 2010, but its popularity has recently exploded with 7.21 million users in December 2011. From September to December 2011, unique visitor traffic increased by 429 percent, according to Mashable.com. Pinterest is ranked fifth among social networking and forum websites, driving the most referral traffic in the United States for businesses, according to Experian Hitwise. Many users, like Clarkston sophomore Shannon O’Connor, credit Pinterest for her inspirations. O’Connor said there are new, unique ideas on Pinterest she wouldn’t see anywhere else. A PIN | 2B


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Facebook broke my social life Social networking has become the platform of our generation — sadly. Although the number of users may suggest otherwise, social networking has hindered day-to-day, face-to-face, interpersonal communication. I deleted my Facebook in December as an experiment to see who I’d keep in contact with over winter break while visiting my sisters in Las Vegas. Ultimately, I didn’t talk to many friends. I talked to people I worked with more than my own roommates. Not to say I have burned bridges and cut the ties with friends I solely kept in touch with via Facebook, but it did prove to show me exactly who my friends were. Upon returning to Mount Pleasant, I saw my roommate at our apartment. We exchanged the “hellos” and “how are yous” before I asked her how things were going with her boyfriend. You know, the usual. She replied, “Oh, we broke up.” Oops. If I still had my Facebook account, I would have known. But because of a website with more than 845 million users, a website that is the epitome of our generation,

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She said the curriculum will offer many practical tips to maximize online traffic through social media as well as educate students on the ethical implications. Students will actively use social media in the program, though some sites may be less known than others, she said. “After completion of the certificate, students should be able to assess the current use of social media and other communications in an organization, determine the goals of the organization and its risks

Amelia Eramya Lead Designer a website where it’s acceptable to have your fetus as your profile picture, I did not know my roommate and her boyfriend broke up. The point of social networking websites is to connect people through multiple channels — updates, photos, links, branding and promotion — but in the very act of doing such connecting, it has hindered the ultimate skill people should have — verbal communication. As a journalist, social networking and the Internet are permanently bookmarked in my brain. But it has hurt the one thing I looked forward to in my daily life. It is no longer a goal to personally speak to someone about their days, their lives, what they’re doing, who they’re with, etc. If you want to know anything, just check Facebook, right? It has not only killed the core of human interaction, but it has structured people and governance processes, select best practices for the organization, train employees, create content that engages audiences and drives traffic where the business wants it to go,” Lichtman said. Journalism Department Chairwoman Maria Marron said the program will help students become proficient in business aspects of social media. Marron said some former journalism students have found successful jobs by mastering social media. “I think with the explosion of social media, it’s absolutely important that journalism students and, for example, PR and advertising practitioners know the value of social

to become self-absorbed. If only there were a “no one cares” button to click. Too often do I have friends come up to me asking me why they can’t find me on Facebook. And too often do I get a pat on the back and told, “You’re smart, I wish I could do that.” To think people check their news feed more than they pick up a newspaper or read an article online scares me for the future of our world. Noam Chomsky, who is sometimes referred to as “the father of modern linguistics,” said we are born with a innate blueprint for language. My 9-year-old niece already has a Facebook. I didn’t activate mine until my freshman year at Central Michigan University. I don’t intend on not returning to Facebook, but since deleting it, I have yet to consider reactivating my account. I do miss the photos, the statuses worth liking and the ability to learn more about what my friends think is interesting. But what I don’t miss, as Grizzly Bear so kindly put it via Twitter, is: “Every time I log into Facebook, there’s a newborn baby picture I feel obliged to ‘like.’” media,” Marron said. Algonac senior Chris Smith, a public relations major, said social media is one of the main interests of his studies. Smith said he would be interested in such a program, and many technology-savvy college students may find careers in social media. “Social media is actually becoming a lot bigger. It’s like free marketing for everyone and a lot of people don’t really know how to use it, especially older executives that are kind of out of date with technology,” Smith said. “It’s a great opportunity for college kids to kind of jump into that niche and take over.” studentlife@cm-life.com

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Internet users have also had an impact on lawmakers on Capitol Hill. After websites like Wikipedia and Reddit shut down for a whole day to protest the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act on Jan. 18, the number of opponents to the bill in Congress more than tripled from 31 to 101, according to ProPublica.org. The bill

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She has only had an account for two months but said she has already accumulated 518 pins and 12 boards, mostly about fashion. All of her boards are extremely organized, she said. “Pinterest sparks new ideas in hair, fashion, makeup and nails,” she said. “I spend hours on Pin-

has since been shelved. As the 2012 elections heat up, social media will continue to leave its mark on American politics. “I think candidates are using all available tools, including social media, to reach voters,” said Orlando Perez, political science professor and department chairman. “Studies have shown that repeated personal contact with the voters is the most effective way of getting people to support a candidate.” President Barack Obama, who was the first presiden-

tial candidate to effectively use social media in a presidential campaign, recently held a question-and-answer session via YouTube and Google+ with a group of people, showing the appeal of directly speaking to voters without the use of traditional news outlets. “Obama’s campaign seems more adept at using social media, but that might be because his supporters tend to skew younger than the GOP’s,” Boudreau said.

terest every day.” O’Connor said Pinterest is a creative outlet for new ideas. “It’s the best cure to boredom,” she said. O’Connor said people will comment on her nails and ask where she got the idea. But not everyone finds Pinterest to be so great. Okemos junior John Miller said he isn’t a fan. “It’s a waste of time,” he said. “I have better ways to spend my time.”

Miller said some people take social media and sites like Pinterest too seriously. He said he refuses to be a victim of the Pinterest trance some people fall into. Kingsley freshman Lindsey Newell agreed with Miller but was not swearing off the site entirely. “I do not want to be addicted to it,” she said. “I’ll probably cave in eventually and get one in the summer.”

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“I like that it’s like Twitter, only with pictures,” Turnwald said. Grand Rapids junior Michael Sundt said the app is just an excuse for people to think they are artists. “I hate how people take pictures of every day, ordinary things, add an effect and suddenly they think it’s some great thing,” he said. “One photo that bothered me the most was when someone took a picture of a single cup of coffee and posted it on Twitter.” If the photo doesn’t have any meaning behind it, Sundt said he thinks it should stay off the web. “It’s basically like Garage Band for photos,” Sundt said. “People can go on, take a photo, do whatever they want with it, and call it their own.”

Although Sundt disagrees with many of the photos people post, he said the Stitchagram.com website is a good idea for Instagram’s business. Instagram is gaining favor in the corporate world as well. In October 2011, Ford utilized the photo app, launching a six-week contest called “Fiestagram” to promote their new automobile the Ford Fiesta, according to media.ford.com. European users submitted their Instagram photos of the different car features and technology to win prizes ranging from being featured in real-life galleries to winning the Ford Fiesta.

Stitchagram.com offers users the chance to create personalized pillows with their Instagram photos. Although the app is free, the pillows come at a price. Each 15-inch pillow, created with either four large photos or 25 small ones, will set a customer back about $45. While resting on an Instagram pillow, people can also flip through a book holding a collection of their favorite phone photography. Blurb. com allows users to create the books and go on to sell them on the website. Whether used to capture your hedgehog’s first steps or a well-crafted cappuccino, each of this app’s more than 1.3 million daily uploaded images say more than 140 words. studentlife@cm-life.com

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FA uses Facebook to connect Organizations, departments on campus utilize social media with members, students

By Catey Traylor Senior Reporter

The utilization of Facebook became key during the Faculty Association contract conflict during the fall semester. As the FA and administration worked on a contract, a Facebook page called “Friends of CMU Faculty” was utilized to keep supporters of the FA informed. Constant updates, newspaper stories and both faculty and student opinions were voiced and the page was updated as new information became available. John Hartman, professor of journalism, was on sabbatical during the fall semester. He said without the page, information wouldn’t have been shared as well as it was. “It would have been harder (to share information). I would have had to spend much more time phoning or emailing colleagues to ask what was going on. Even then, I do not believe I would have been as well-informed, because there were postings on both pages from faculty and

“I used the Facebook page to gain an understanding of what was happening, and without it, I would have been completely lost. I’m glad it was started.” Cody Armstrong, St. Clair freshman students that I did not know and with whom I would not have been in touch,” he said. Cody Armstrong, a freshman from St. Clair, said he would not have been informed about anything going on between the faculty and administration had it not been for the Facebook page. “Being a new student, I was very unaware of any problems occurring between the faculty and administration,” he said. “I used the Facebook page to gain an understanding of what was happening, and without it, I would have been completely lost. I’m glad it was started.” Hartman said students on the page varied from being well-informed of the issues

at hand to having no idea what was going on and being confused. As words were exchanged, both parties became deeply involved in debates. “Some (students) were knowledgeable and were helping the FA efforts. Others were not well-informed about the issues. I and others often explained issues and background on unfamiliar topics to them. There were a few students whose feelings were hurt, because they made statements that drew fire from those deeply involved in the matter,” Hartman said. “I regret that. None of us wanted to do anything to harm students.” university@cm-life.com

Some local businesses use Twitter to stay in touch By Hailee Sattavara Senior Reporter

Many businesses are utilizing Twitter to get their message out. Local businesses and nationwide chains are using Twitter to remind potential customers of their presence. While some Tweet specials, others take a different approach. Max & Emily’s Eatery, 125 E. Broadway St., does not just use Twitter for tweeting their soup of the day. “We’re trying to enter into the conversation,” Tim Brockman, owner of Max & Emily’s, said. Max and Emily’s became involved with their Facebook account, and one of the employees opened a Twitter, Brockman said. Brockman said the sandwich shop uses @MaxandEmilys to stay in touch with the community and integrate into their online habits. During the winter months, Brockman said the Twitter account invited pictures of ugly sweaters but did not see a lot of pictures. “We’re doing it for the community,” Brockman said. “It makes Mount Pleasant a more interesting place to live.” Ginkgo Tree Inn and River Bluff Bistro, 309 N. Main St., has a young Twitter account, @ginkgotree309, created on Jan. 23. Innkeeper McKenzie Bade said the business is also young, as it opened in October. Bade said she plans to tweet room specials and dinner specials for the dining establishment adjoined to the inn. However, more immediate

specials are available. “If readers bring in a copy of this article, they can receive a free dessert and nonalcoholic beverage,” Bade said. Many businesses are using Twitter as a way to remind potential customers of their presence. Six months ago, Port Huron senior Kyle Gostinger set up the Twitter account for his place of work, Kaya Coffee & Tea Co., 1029 S. University Ave. “It’s more acceptable to send out four tweets than it is to update a Facebook status that many times,” Gostinger said. Computers around campus are littered with open tabs of social networking sites like Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter, Gostinger said. @Kayacoffeehouse often

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The overwhelming popularity of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have changed the way universities communicate with students. Various departments and organizations at Central Michigan University are utilizing Facebook pages and Twitter accounts to stay better connected with students, prospective students and alumni. Sarah Barnard, outreach coordinator for the Study Abroad Program, said she uses the “Central Michigan University Study Abroad” Facebook page to keep students informed and enthusiastic about the programs offered. “We love to post pictures of students’ trips,” Barnard said. “I also put up articles related to the benefits of studying abroad or journals that students keep while they’re away. Things like that shed a lot of light on the study abroad program for students who may be curious.” The athletics department uses social media sites on a bigger scale, rolling out 12 Facebook pages and 13 Twitter accounts within the last year. “(They) are used to strengthen our brand, start conversations and deliver information directly to students, alumni and fans,” Jason Kaufman, director of communications, said. “The department and each of our 11 sports has an official Facebook page and Twitter account managed by our social media team, and Athletics Director Dave Heeke has a Twitter account that he manages.” Director of Information Services at the Charles V. Park Library Timothy Peters is in charge of the Facebook page for the main library. “Using social media is a good way to get our message

to a place where we know students are. It’s another avenue for us to promote ourselves,” he said. “I post information about library closings, changes in hours and reminders about services we provide. It’s good to jog people’s memories and remind them that we’re here to help.” Kaufman said using social media is a necessity in today’s climate, where fans want information delivered directly to them instead of having to find it themselves. “As future students of CMU get involved with social media at an earlier age, they come in with an expectation that our organization is integrated in the social media world,” he said.

Barnard said using social media is the best way to stay in contact with students. “It’s a great way to get the word out and share information,” she said. “Facebook and Twitter are new and hip ways to stay connected with students.” The athletics department plans to continue to utilize social media in the future. “We are continually looking for new ways to reach our fans with social media,” Kaufman said. “Future plans include building more awareness of our social media pages, providing unique content that is only available with social media and measuring the effectiveness of our efforts.” university@cm-life.com

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There has been no shortage of films featuring super-powered characters recently, and the same can be said for films told through a “found footage”style that has the audience looking through a handheld camera. It seems kind of crazy that “Chronicle” falls into both of those categories but is still able to give audiences a viewing experience with originality and depth, despite coming in at less than 90 minutes. Much of the movie’s quality rests on the shoulders of Dane DeHaan, who plays the troubled main character and camera operator Andrew Detmer. The early story deals with Andrew’s turbulent situation at home, as well as his introverted social life in high school. DeHaan gives a convincing performance as a teenager with a tormented soul who is still good at heart. He does a good job of creating a connection between his character and the audience. Matt Garetty, played by Alex Russell and Steve Montgomery, played by Michael B. Jordan, are the other two main characters of the story. Their performances are good as well. The three main characters have excellent chemistry when they’re together, which lends more impact to the dramatic confrontations of the film. Their chemistry also helps the humor in the film seem more realistic and genuine. After leaving a party, the three of them find a mysterious object underground in the middle of the woods. After coming close to it, the object knocks them out while also bestowing them with telekinetic

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