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A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA: 1885: Arizona�s thirteenth legislature approves $25,000 for Tucson to build Arizona�s first university while Phoenix is gifted $100,000 to construct the state insane asylum. Arizona State University was also chartered as Arizona�s �normal school� (teacher�s college) that year. Nov. 27, 1886: Two professional gamblers, E.B. Gifford and Ben Parker, and a local saloon owner, W.S. Read, donate 40 acres of land for the construction of a university. Oct. 27, 1887: Builders broke ground for Old Main, the first building constructed for the new university. Oct. 1, 1891: 32 students apply to attend the UA as part of its inaugural freshman class, but only 6 are admitted with the other 26 sent to preparatory schools. These first freshmen attended class at Old Main. 1895: Three students, two of them women, become the first UA graduates. Thanksgiving Day, 1899: The UA competes in a football game against the Tempe Normal School (which later became ASU), beginning one of the longestrunning collegiate rivalries in the United States. Tempe Normal School won this first clash 11-2. 1900: Quintas J. Anderson, then the UA student athletics manager, is offered a set of solid blue jerseys with red trimming for a low price. The jerseys are greeted enthusiastically and prompt the school to change its colors from silver and sage green to red and blue. The UA�s current school colors are navy blue and cardinal red. 1904: �The St. Patrick�s Day Strike�: After petitioning then-university President Babcock to recognize a full holiday on St. Patrick�s Day, many students refused to attend classes and marched downtown to enjoy the holiday they had been denied. February 14, 1912: Arizona becomes the 48th state. June 2, 1914: J.F. McKale is hired as the UA�s first athletic director. November 6, 1914: Civil engineering student Albert H. Condron suggests to a professor that Sentinel Peak should be surveyed so that a large �A� could be placed on it as a show of school pride. The 70-foot wide and 160-foot long �A,� built entirely by students, was completed on March 14, 1916. Members of the incoming UA freshman class repaint the �A� to mark the beginning of each school year. November 7, 1914: After a 14-0 loss to football powerhouse Occidental College, Los Angeles correspondent Bill Henry writes that the UA football team �showed the fight of wildcats.� The wildcat would become the UA�s first sports mascot and remains so to this day. October 17, 1915: The freshman football team raises $9.91 to purchase the UA�s first mascot, a bobcat named �Rufus Arizona,� after UA President Rufus B. von KleinSmid. Rufus would later die after accidentally hanging himself while tied to a tree on April 17, 1916. January 31, 1920: The Berger Memorial Fountain, donated by Alexander Berger and dedicated to his nephew Alexander Tindolph Berger, is built in front of Old Main to honor UA students who perished in World War I. October, 1926: UA student body president and football player John �Button� Salmon is critically injured in an automobile accident. During a visit with Athletic Director McKale, he reportedly asked McKale to �tell the team to bear down.� Salmon died on October 18, 1926, and a year later the UA would paint the words �bear down� on top of the school�s gymnasium in his honor. 1929: Dugald Stanley Holsclaw, UA class of 1925, writes �Fight! Wildcats! Fight!� the UA�s first fight song. September 1942: The UA�s Old Main is refurbished to become the wartime Naval Indoctrination School. The project was funded by a grant from the Navy and cost $89,000. July 1946: Thanks in part to the efforts of UA alumnus Wilber L. Bill Bowers, the UA obtains one of the two original bells salvaged from the U.S.S. Arizona after it was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The bell was hung in the Student Union Memorial Center clock tower and rung for the first time on November 17, 1951. The bell was moved to its current location after the construction of the new Student Union Memorial Center on Aug. 16, 2002 and, on Sept. 11 of that year, Bowers became the first person to ring the bell in its new location. 1952: Former UA band director Jack K. Lee writes the early lyrics for �Bear Down Arizona� after seeing the words inscribed on top of Bear Down Gymnasium from his airplane. The song would later become the UA�s official fight song and was first played in September of that same year. 1959: UA roommates John Paquette and Dick Heller design the costume for � Wilber Wildcat.� UA student Ed Stuckenhoff would become the first incarnation of the UA�s current mascot during that year�s homecoming football game against Texas Tech University. October 21, 1967: About 275 students march from Speedway and Country Club to Randolph Park to protest the Vietnam War. Students would later stage takeovers of Old Main and the campus R.O.T.C. office as other signs of dissent. February 1973: The McKale Center athletic arena opens. It is now the largest arena in the Pacific-10 athletic conference in terms of total capacity. November 21, 1986: After almost thirty years as a confirmed bachelor, Wilbur Wildcat decides to settle down with his wife, Wilma. The two remain happily married (outside of occasional football game wardrobe malfunctions) to this day. February 26, 2000: The McKale center floor court is renamed �Lute Olson Court.� It was renamed �Lute and Bobbi Olson Court� the next January in honor of Lute Olson�s late wife, Bobbi. ARTICLES FORM 1944: 1,747 Students Register For Fall Semester; Now 3 Girls For Every Man - A total enrollment of 1,747 students was announced by C. Zaner Lesher, registrar. Of the 1,747 students, 1,279 are women and 468 men. The ratio of women to men is approximately 3 to 1. Although official registration is over for freshman and old students, Lesher expects the additional enrollment of at least 400 students. This would bring the total number of students to over 1,800 for the fifty-third autumn semester. Statistics show that this would be a decided increase of about 400 students above the enrollment at this time last year. This considerable increase over last year�s enrollment was due to several reasons, Lesher stated. INCREASED INTEREST High wages paid in defense jobs and general pay increases have enlarges incomes and enabled many students for whom it would have otherwise have been impossible, to enroll in the University of Arizona. He also cited an increased general interest in college as a possible reason for the enlarged enrollment. Another part of this increase is due to the enrollment of the 100 veterans of World War II. Fifty of the 100 men are enrolled under the government program outlines in the GI bill of rights. Another 25 are are registered under the veterans rehabilitation program, and the remaining 25 are discharged veterans entering on their own initiative. V-Day Plans Made By University Whistle Blast, Dismissal of Classes Await Allied Victory - On the University of Arizona capus plans for V-day celebrations were being made yesterday. According to Dr. Alfred Atkinson, president, the shop whistle of the university will blast heartily and steadily as soon as an author many is received from Allied headquarters. Classes will be dismissed immediately, and if word comes before 11:30 a.m. students will convene with the faculty and staff members in theh auditorium at once for assembly. If the news of Germany�s defeat is received is received after 11:30 a.m., classes will be dismissed for the remainder of the next morning at 9:10. In the event Germany is beaten over the week-end, the assembly will be held the following Monday morning. Principal speaker at the assembly will be Dr. Chester H. Smith of the law faculty. It will be conducted with respect to the fact that the war is not ended. Further plans for the program will be made by Dr. Emil Larson of the college of education, chairman of the special occasions committee, and Professor Rollin Pease, Dr. Smith and Dr. Napoleon Tremblay. Bell From U.S.S. Arizona To Be Placed In Old Main After Warh By: Margie Houseman October 6, 1944 - The ship�s bell from the U.S.S. Arizona has been promised the University of Arizona at the close of hostilities, according to word received recently by Gov. Sidney P. Osborn. The huge bronze bell, was retrieved from the battleship Arizona which was sunk in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941. An alumnus of this university, Capt. Wilbur Bowers, �27, is credited by A. L. Slonaker, graduate manager, as instigator of the plan to solicit possession of the bell. The plan was referred to Gov. Osborn who sent a request to Rear Admiral R. M. Griffin, commandant of the Puget Sound Naval Yard, Bremerton, Wash., where the bell is now located. The commandant expressed approval of the request that the bell of the U.S.S. Arizona be sent to Arizona, but suggested that it remain at the navy yard as an inspiration to service men until the war is over. OSBORN ASSURED Secretary of Navy Forrestal assured Gov. Osborn this September that the bel will be presented to the state at the close of hostilities. � Since the possession by the state of Arizona of the bell of the U.S.S. Arizona would be greatly appreciated by the people of the state for reasons of sentiment and patriotism, the navy department is glad to give its consent to the proposed transfer to be made at the close of the war,� Forrestal advised Gov. Osborn. He added that the bell is a center of attraction at the navy yard, a grim reminder of the job ahead, and is rung daily.�Its presence and tone convey inspiration to the thousands of men working here or passing through on their way to combat ships of our fleet,� Griffin declared. There has been scattered journalistic agitation throughout the state that the bell should be placed in a more public site. However, as the situation now stands it will be placed on campus. ARTICLES FROM 1965: Enrollment Predicted at 18,000 Sept. 11, 1964 Approximately 18,000 students are expected to enroll for the fall semester, according to David L. Windsor, University registrar and director of admissions. Returning students begin registering today and will continue tomorrow and Monday. New student will register tomorrow and Monday. Students in the College of Law registered Sept 8 and 9. The expected on-campus enrollment will exceed the 1963 fall semester enrollment by approximately 800, said Windsor. The figures do not include about 2,000 students who take continuing education courses in several places in southern Arizona and student who are enrolled in correspondence courses. ZBT �Kidnaps� Housemothers - Members of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity �kidnapped� sorority housemothers last Tuesday and held them until the sororities paid the �ransom.� The housemothers of every campus sorority were invited to a tea Tuesday for the ZBT�s new housemother, Mrs. Ray Fontaine. The ZBT�s informed the housemothers that they would be prisoners of the fraternity until at least 50 members of each sorority ransomed them by serenading the ZBTs. The ZBTs �kidnapped� a student representative of sororities who housemothers were not present at the tea. No Dinner - As the sororities members were getting ready for dinner, they realized the absence of the housemothers. A phone call from the ZBT house told the girls �to serenade the ZBT house or to miss dinner and lose their housemother.�It was nearly sunset when the sorority girls arrived in front of the ZBT house, where their housemothers were seated on chairs out on the lawn and heavily guarded by the fraternity�s men. After the sororities serenaded the men, the housemothers were released and peace reigned again in sororities. Final Exams Reduced To 2 Hours Nov. 13, 2010 - All final examination periods have been cut from three hours to two hours this semester at the request for the Faculty Senate, according to David L. Winsor registrar. This is one of four major revisions in the examination schedule issued recently by Windsor�s office. Many professors feel that a two-hour examination period is sufficient to determine what a student has learned,� Windsor said. �Also, we want to retain the original eight-day examination period. To do this, the hour reduction is necessary because of the other revisions.�The other revisions are: students in certain sectioned courses will be given the same examination; continuing education (late afternoon and evening) tests will be given in the regular examination period, and no examinations will be held during the noon hour. The important change is the giving of common ecams in certain sectioned courses,� Windsor said. �Many faculty feel it is difficult to grade students fairly if they aren�t given the same examination.�Coeds Ask for Permission To Visit Men�s Apartments March 11, 1965 - Permission for women students to visit men�s unchaperoned apartments is one of two suggested changes in the rules in Kitten Klues, Associated Women Students (AWS) handbook, which has been submitted to the Dean of Women�s office for approval. The other change is in regard to Tucson signouts. The approval of the suggestions by Karen Carlson, dean of women, and University officials will allow women students to visit men�s apartments, or stay overnight in Tucson with a relative or a woman town student, providing they have permission letters in the Dean of Women�s office. Charlotte Cleveland, AWS president, said that through these changes the individual will assume responsibility and The University will be relieved of pressure. These suggestions were unanimously approved by women living in the residence halls and sorority houses. If the Dean of Women approves the changes, she will present them to the Advisory Council of University officials for final approval some time this week. The suggested changes resulted from a special AWS committee formed to investigate the men�s apartment ruling in other schools throughout the nation. ARTICLES FROM 1985: Friday, November 9, 1984 Five Homecoming Queen hopefuls honored to be part of UA tradition By Christine Donnelly - Continuing a tradition that began in 1947, the University of Arizona will crown its 37th Homecoming Queen tonight at a party at the Ramada Inn, 404 N. Freeway. The Homecoming Queen and Kind and their court will also be presented at tomorrow night�s UA football game. The wildcats will host the Stanford University Cardinal. Five senior women are being considered for the title, which is sponsored by Bobcats, a senior men�s honorary at the UA. The women were told they were finalists on Oct. 29. Since then, they have visited local civic organizations, appeared on local television and attended rallies on the UA Mall. The nominating process began several weeks ago. After being nominated by a UA group or organization, the women filled


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Two roads diverge in the Mountain West Jake Hibbard Asst. Sports Editor Even though it won’t be the last time the Holy War takes place, it might feel like it. The winner of this year’s battle won’t win the Mountain West Conference—TCU already has that locked up—but the game still carries significance, as it’s in all likelihood the last time Utah and BYU will play each other as conference foes. The Utah seniors will go down as the most successful class in school history during

their time at the U. Head coach Kyle Whittingham offered high praise to the upperclassmen. “I’m so proud of that senior crew and what they’ve done, and how much they’ve accomplished in their time at Utah,” he said. “No one has been more successful than they have in the last four years.” What this team couldn’t accomplish was a third undefeated season this decade. Losing big to TCU and Notre Dame in back-to-back weeks, the Utes’ offense was anemic, mustering just 10 points in eight quarters.

The Utes plummeted down the rankings following the two losses, dropping from their No. 5 ranking in the BCS standings to No. 23 heading into the match against San Diego State. Things didn’t start out well against the Aztecs, as they fell behind early 20-3 in rainy conditions much like with Notre Dame. But unlike the trip to Notre Dame, quarterback Jordan Wynn was able to get into a groove, throwing for more yards (262) in the first half than he did for the entire four quarters either of the previous two

weeks. “We got our confidence back,” Wynn said. “It felt good to move the ball and score points.” Although the season might not have turned out to be as special as it appeared to be shaping up until the collapse against TCU, senior defensive end and captain Christian Cox said the Utes still had a lot on the line against the Aztecs and for the remainder of the season. “You lose and no Vegas Bowl, no opportunity to go to a great bowl,” he said. “We know we won’t win the Mountain West,

but we want to take second. We want to finish right, and we want to win these next two games that we have.” The Cougars’ season, conversely, started out disastrously before a late-season rally gained them bowl eligibility. BYU dropped four straight after winning its season opener against Washington, including a 16-31 loss to in-state rival Utah State. However, freshman quarterback Jake Heaps has thrived against MWC opponents, throwing eight touchdowns and no interceptions in the past three

weeks against UNLV, Colorado State and New Mexico—the Cougars have outscored those opponents 144-24. The Utes also looked unstoppable against those three MWC foes, putting up 153 points on them and allowing just 20. If they want to finish the season strong with a win against the guys senior corner Brandon Burton says the team refers to only as “TDS—team down south,” the key might be getting the running game going led by

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In the years leading up to the holiday being signed into law by President Reagan in 1983, labor unions in both the public and private sector provided much of support for the creation of the national holiday. There was resistance by some politicians to both the creation of the holiday and in recognizing it within the respective states. In 1983, Sen. Jesse Helms (RN.C.) temporarily blocked a vote recognizing the third Monday of every January as Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the senate floor because he claimed King was an advocate of “action-oriented Marxism” and held other “radical political” beliefs, according to a 1983 issue of the Washington Post. Much of the resistance to the

bill recognizing the Martin Luther King Jr. Day grew out of his criticism of American capitalism, Glocke said. King advocated that only with greater wealth-distribution would African Americans be on equal playing ground as whites. Resistance to the holiday in King’s name was also the result of the civil rights leader’s opposition to the Vietnam War, Glocke said. “I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today—my own government,” King said in 1967 speech concerning the Vietnam War. “It was really hard for people to get out [of service in] Vietnam” because of the draft and

lack of deferments, Glocke said, explaining some of King’s feeling against the war. There was also resistance in many states from recognizing it as a holiday. “The biggest resistance was in Arizona,” Glocke said. In 1990, Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham (R-Ariz.) opposed the recognition of the holiday in the state. Utah celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, by referring to it as “Human Rights Day” until the day was recognized in 2000 under its correct name. “God forbid we have a day that’s entirely dedicated to black people,” Glocke said, describing the view politicians held about their decisions of not recognizing the day as a national holiday. By 2000, every state in the union officially celebrated the national holiday.

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Dear UW Community: On January 18, 2010, people nationwide will observe and reflect on the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. His spirit and strong moral vision helped lead this nation in the direction of greater equality and justice. To celebrate the life and work of Dr. King, students, faculty, staff, and community members from around Laramie will be giving up their time to serve others. This year, in conjunction with the Center for Volunteer Service, the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Office, ServeWyoming, and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), I would like to invite you to participate in “Project Energy Savers.” The project will involve visiting local community members and charitable organizations, installing energy saving light bulbs and window insulation, and providing information on low-cost avenues for continued energy savings. The day will begin at 11 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room. A free lunch will be served during registration in appreciation for your service that day. Following lunch, volunteers will depart in teams of four for their sites. Transportation to and from sites will be provided. For more information or to sign up today contact Katie Kleinhesselink at 766-6871 or kkleinhe@uwyo. edu, or visit—6491. I hope you can join the Center for Volunteer Service and others in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. and his invaluable service to humanity.

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he daughter of Malcolm X, a Muslim leader during the Civil Rights Movement, will serve as the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Days of Dialogue celebration. Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X, is an author, lecturer and human rights activist who will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Shabazz will be part of this year’s MLK/DOD theme, “Poverty, Politics and Race,” where UW will commit to making the campus a more empowering place for diversity, according to a UW news release. The campus events will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and ideals and work to welcome people from different heritages, orientations and races. Shabazz was 2 years old when her father was assassinated in 1965. Malcolm X was known as an advocate for African Americans and has been

described as one of the most inf luential African Americans in history, according to a UW news release. Following in her father’s footsteps, Shabazz visited the Holy City of Mecca and also explored historic and religious sites in Jordan, according to her personal Web site. During her time in Jordan, Shabazz was the guest of her royal highness Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein. Shabazz wrote the book “Growing Up X” as a coming-of-age memoir. Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee said the book was “a clear impression of Black family values as any ever written, ref lecting the pride of a child who knows she was ‘raised right.’” Shabazz is dedicated to preserving her family’s legacy of service to humanity, according to a biography on her Web site. “The example my parents set, both in and outside of our household, helped me to understand

that we all have a specific purpose in life—to give back to society,” Shabazz said on her Web site. She is committed to developing programs that encourage self-empowerment. Shabazz produces a program entitled “The WAKE-UP Tour” to inspire youth to think and act critically. Within the area of education, Shabazz has also organized training programs in order to encourage higher education to at-risk youth, according to her Web site. Shabazz also serves as the corporation president and trustee of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center. Shabazz holds a Masters of Science in Education and Human Resource Development and a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Students at UW can also expect to see events such as an MLK March, book discussion, art exhibit and poverty simulation on the MLK/DOD list of activities. by

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is recognized as a holiday across all 50 states. Yet, the creation of the national holiday and its recognition was met with resistance. While King is most famously known for his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement, his resistance to the Vietnam War and criticism of capitalism led some politicians to block legislation of the creation of a national holiday, Aimee Glocke, visiting professor in the UW Department of African American and Diaspora Studies, said. “It was almost like it was okay for him [King] to fight for issues of civil rights” but it was as if it was treasonous for him to criticize America’s economic system or the war in Vietnam, Glocke said. The holiday was first proposed in 1968, just days after King’s assassination, by U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) who introduced a bill to Congress to recognize King’s birthday as a national holiday. The U.S. House of Representatives voted for Conyers’ bill in 1979, but it failed to pass. The holiday was also supported by labor unions when negotiating labor contracts, according to a 2006 issue of The Nation. In 1969, a small group of workers at a New York General Motors plant refused to work on King’s birthday and faced disciplinary action from management as a result. Management at GM backed down from threats of discipline after larger groups of workers walked out in support of the small group. See MLK, page 7

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Matt Dixon Sports Editor Basketball at Tennessee has taken national prominence in recent years. Bruce Pearl has elevated the men’s program into a perennial SEC title contender and high seed in the NCAA Tournament. Pat Summitt’s teams are always Final Four caliber and set the bar high. “It’s my favorite time of the year,” Pearl said at the team’s media day in October. “The opportunity to put a team together, combining all the different pieces that you anticipate having, both from recruiting to the offseason workouts and the development of the players individually and the challenge of putting them all together and seeing if you can become a competitive championship basketball team.” Summitt’s squad returns everyone from last year’s team, which was upset in the Sweet Sixteen by Baylor. This year, the veteran team has only one goal. “When you have an experienced team, you have to look at the history and where

have we been,” Summitt said. “We’re trying to get to a Final Four so we have our focus very narrow, and we know what it is we want to accomplish. We’ve had a hard time getting there, and so now I think they really feel like it’s our turn. “If we don’t get to Indianapolis, we’re not going to be happy at all. That’s our goal. We want to cut down nets.” The Lady Vols haven’t cut down the nets after winning a national championship since 2008, the last time Summitt had such an experienced squad. “It’s an experienced team, thank goodness, finally,” Summitt said. “With that comes the maturity and the focus that they have and the drive. I know they’re excited that we’re pretty healthy overall. So I feel really good about them. And I think they’re more confident now, and they’ve earned that right, because they’ve invested more, and they know what to expect every day.” The ongoing NCAA investigation has cast a dark shadow on Pearl and his program. The university self-imposed recruiting sanctions on coaches as well as pay

cuts for Pearl and his assistant coaches. Still the talent on the roster has Pearl intrigued of the possibilities. “As far as the roster’s concerned, this is the first year I really think since we got here that we have 13 guys on scholarship, maybe it’s happened before,” Pearl said. “And really 14 guys that have an opportunity to be in the regular rotation, legitimately. From that standpoint, it is our deepest team.” Despite the abundance of talent, Pearl knows the losses of seniors from last year’s Elite Eight team will give the Vols a new look. “The face of Tennessee basketball has changed,” Pearl said. “I mean, 80 percent of my career at Tennessee, Wayne Chism has been a starter — not there. J.P. Prince has played for the last three years. So it’s, you know, we’re going to look different, but I think the guys that return have improved, and I think the newcomers will fit in nicely. The face of our team is going to look a lot different. So it’s going to present a lot of opportunities. We’ll play differently. We’ll look differently. The sys-

tem will be the same.” Even with the high expectations coming off an Elite Eight appearance last year, Pearl looks at each season individually as a new challenge. “I think you take it one year at a time, and the thing I’m most proud of is that we’ve been here five years (as coaches), and we’ve been in the NCAA Tournament five years, and we’re the only SEC team to do that, and so, this is the thing you want, you want consistency from some of your young people and to continue to have our team be in position to compete for championships,” Pearl said. “Last year was wonderful, and it was special. It had never happened before in Tennessee basketball history and that was last year. “There’s no unfinished business, we’re not building on what we did last year, last year’s over and now it’s time for this team and this group to represent the University of Tennessee in the best fashion we can.” Two fiery coaches, two talented teams and a fan base hungry for championships — basketball season is ready to tip-off in Knoxville.

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All your housing needs under one roof 35 different vendors are expected to showcase their options at the Housing Fair.


BY CHARLOTTE LEE The Shorthorn staff

Students can hunt for residence halls, apartment complexes and hotels at the Housing Fair, The Apartment Hunt. About 35 different vendors will promote their housing options. The Shorthorn is hosting the fair, which runs from WHEN AND 10 a.m. WHERE to 2 p.m. What: Housing Fair We d n e s When: 10 a.m. - 2 day at the p.m. Wednesday UniverWhere: University sity Center Center Palo Duro Palo Duro Lounge Lounge. M i k e Love, The Shorthorn sales manager, said the fair benefits students in two ways, especially having several housing representatives in one location. “It’s a great opportunity for students to talk personally about what they are looking for in housing,” he said. “It’s also a great time saver.” Some vendors will give out freebies and The Shorthorn will

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be giving away door prizes. The prizes will be drawn throughout the fair. Centennial Court apartments will host a drawing for a UTA Bookstore $200 gift card that students can enter by

signing up at the front desk. Kevin Green, The Shorthorn marketing manager, said transfer students and freshmen should come to the fair because it helps them figure out where

they will stay once they come to UTA.

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Finding the right match Housing applications determine similar qualities for ideal roommates. BY LORRAINE FRAJKOR The Shorthorn staff

The perfect roommate may not exist, but that doesn’t mean steps can’t be taken to make the living situation less painful. Students who have experienced living with strangers, good friends or by themselves can compare and contrast the ups and downs of these different living situations. “It’s important to have the right roommate because they can affect your school, social and work life,” aerospace en-

gineering freshman Christian Pundock said. He said he met his roommate for the first time when they moved into a residence hall last fall and requested to have a clean, quiet roommate on his housing application. “My roommate is usually not in our room,” he said. “But when he is there, he’s pretty clean and quiet.” University spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said while filing MATCH continues on page 6

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for a residence hall, applicants are given a survey that helps pair people with similar needs to their rooms. Questions include topics like when someone prefers to study. Kinesiology freshman Connie Fair said it’s best to be honest when filling out the housing application. “It’s not going to do you any good to not be honest,” she said. To have a better idea of her roommate’s personality, Fair said they e-mailed each other before they moved into their dorm, discussing their interests and majors. They even coordinated what they would be bringing to the dorm so they didn’t end up having doubles of items. Fair and her roommate don’t have any major issues, she said, but no living situation is perfect. “If there is a problem, we’ll just talk to each other about it,” Fair said. Nursing junior Jacquelyn Alvarado, an Arlington Hall

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resident assistant, said students should make a contract with new roommates to establish ground rules from the beginning. “That way you know what to expect from each other,” she said. “If you’re miserable with your roommate, you’re probably not going to be very motivated in general.” Business finance junior Sam Galloway used to live in a fourbedroom apartment with four other people, but now he lives by himself in an off-campus apartment. Infectious habits can influence roommates in good ways — like encouraging them to study — or in bad ways — like encouraging them to skip class, he said. “Pot luck is the way to go,” Galloway said. “Don’t room with your best friend.” Students planning to live on campus can fill out a housing survey to determine what their preferences for roommates are and what they have in common.

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Software engineering sophomore Lehman Black gets his card swiped before dining on Monday night in the Connection Cafe.

Students don’t have to live off ramen to save to money. Surviving college can be a nutritional nightmare, with microwavable dinners, quick snacks and fast food making up the staples of most students’ diets. Though the university has a fair amount of options to help incoming freshmen earn those 15 pounds, students discover that a happy home has a full pantry. Fortunately, there are some do-it-yourselfers who have plenty of advice for keeping both the FOOD continues on page 8




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stomach and the wallet full while working for that degree. The first things students need to do are get a refrigerator and microwave and learn how to use them, said roommates J.P. Akinyemi and Jonny Rose. “The rice cooker is a good item too,” said Akinyemi, an information systems junior. “I sometimes just cook rice and put spaghetti sauce on it. If pasta sauce can go with spaghetti, why can’t it go on rice? And teriyaki, soy, and hot sauce. We use a lot of sauce.” Drinks can disappear quickly too, and the best thing to do to save money and the waistline is cut back on soda, said Rose, an English graduate student. “Luckily we’re not big soda drinkers,” he said. “We drink a lot of water.” A drawback to having little time and little funds is eating fast food, which is quick and affordable. Marketing senior Bhumi Govani said eating healthier can help students get through their days feeling better.

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“Eat healthy food,” she said. “You can get into eating really bad food. Eat fruit. Grab an apple on the way to class. If you have a meal plan, take some fruit with you when you go.” Fruit is available at the Connection Cafe and the UC food court. There are several meal plans designed for students who live on campus that provide a specified number of meals per semester at the café, as well as some money to use at the various restaurants around campus. There are four meal plans available to students. Platinum and gold meal plans are designed for student

Mechanical engineering senior Cole Grandjean and nursing sophomore Katherine Norman eat dinner on Monday night at the Connection Cafe.

who frequently eat in the Connection Cafe, while silver and bronze meal plans a geared toward students who eat in the UC food court, said David Ok, Dining Services marketing manager. “The program is included as a convenience so students can have more than one meal option on their student IDs,” Ok said. “Dining Dollars can be used at any dining location on campus, whereas the meal swipes can only be used in the Connection Cafe.” Rose said that though UC food court is nice for a little while, eventually students will find themselves in the Connection Cafe. Wherever you choose to eat, the most important thing is that you take time to enjoy it, he said. “Make time to sit down to eat instead of always being on the run,” he said. “Always have food available.” Sitting down to eat has additional benefits to just enjoying your food, Akinyemi said. “If you sit down, you digest better,” he said. “Also it’s a good time to relax. When you eat in a rush, even good food can turn bad.” CHASE WEBSTER

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All types of living spaces greatly impact the entire college experience. BY VINOD SRINIVASAN The Shorthorn senior staff

When it all breaks down, where you stay in college can decide how well your academic and social experiences at the university turn out. Students interested in living close to campus can choose between residence halls and on-campus apartments. Marketing senior Eric Brown

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Brown said. “Price-wise they are very comparable, but I wouldn’t want to be kept under the monitored conditions of a residence hall.” Greg Hladik, Apartment and Residence Life assistant director, said there has been a lot of research done that shows students who live in a dorm do better academically. “There are student staff that help facilitate and provide a monitored environment for academic growth,” Hladik said. “If you lived on campus, you would go to class and then hang out with your friends, but if you commuted to school, chances are that you would go to class and then leave.” If you live in the dorms or UTA apartments, then you’ll live with students and faculty, however, at an off-campus apartment, there might be families and full-time working people around you, Hladik said According to the university housing Web site, there are currently five residence halls and 18 UTA-owned apartments.

Living in the dorms, however, puts limits on how long students can stay in their rooms. Aerospace engineering freshman Matthew Johnson said he plans to move to Maverick Place in the fall semester so that he can live in his apartment throughout the year. “I don’t like being kicked out of the dorm during winter break and having to stay with my parents for five weeks,” Johnson said. Architecture freshman Travis Tabak said he chose to live in a residence hall because if he didn’t, he would have felt like it was like the second level of high school. “A big part of college is living in the dorms because it helps me be more involved with campus activities through which I have made most of my friends,” Tabak said. Renting or buying a house is another option that some students opt for. History junior Ben McGrath said he has lived in a house near campus for more than a year. “Living in a house is more efficient and I have my own garage,” he said. “Overall, it just makes me feel a lot more independent.” VINOD SRINIVASAN

Essentially essential essentials Students share tips from their experiences about residence necessities BY CHRIS HUNT The Shorthorn staff

There are some essentials that a residence hall or apartment can’t be without. Students divulge how the cost of essentials, and even privacy, should be considered as part of the resident package. Marketing junior Ben Higham said he doesn’t mind parting with some privacy because it saves him money. “It’s pretty expensive [living on campus] because you’re paying for the convenience,” the Meadow Run apartments resident said. “If you’re

able to split rooms, like I do, it’s really cheap.” Regardless of price, he said room splitting is a bad idea if you can’t tolerate other roommates’ messes. He also warned that if you plan to live at an apartment farther from the main campus buildings, be prepared to do some walking or getting a student parking permit. Police ticket vehicles with resident decals parked in the regular lots labeled “student.” “I was surprised. I thought if you had a resident permit, you could park anywhere you wanted

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As school winds down and summer creeps up, incoming freshmen and returning on-campus residents should do some serious bargain furniture shopping. Living away from family in residence halls or on-campus apartments can be tough because a strange, new room that needs decorating presents a daunting task. During the flurry of moving out, students may wonder where to find cheap, quality furniture. Undeclared sophomore Jonathan Moore said his biggest problem was trying to spend as little as possible. “I really don’t care if my furni-

ture matches, as long as it gets the job done,” Moore said. “I got most of my furniture off of Craigslist and only spent $100.” Moore said many people don’t know about the free section on Craigslist. “Many people give away a lot of things just to save them the hassle of having to move it,” he said. “The best items come in late July because a lot of students’ leases end on August 1. I actually got more furniture than I could use and gave some of it to my friends.” Other students find that thrift stores make for interesting finds. Arlington is home to many thrift

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stores and charities, such as Mission Arlington, which is located near the UTA campus. Tillie Burgin, Mission Arlington executive director, said she offers anything the students need. “At Mission Arlington we want to give students whatever they need whenever they need it,” Burgin said. “We want to provide for the students in any way we can, whether it be by giving furniture or by feeding their inspirational needs.” Mission Arlington has provided basic household items for many students. Avinash Raghu, mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student, said he knows many people who live on campus who have used Mission Arlington. “You usually go there to request basic furniture items and then they will deliver it in their own delivery trucks,” Raghu said. Handmade curtains and other do-it-yourself items can be less

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costly than going to the store, but may take up too much time. For biochemistry senior Nicholas Mandich, time was not the issue. “I got most of my stuff from Walmart,” he said. “I’m definitely not too handy with a needle and thread.”

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Campus residents can go green without much effort. Residents share tips of how to make living green a possibility while living alone. Turning off lights after leaving rooms and unplugging appliances are some ways to save energy. Every light switch in the common areas of Trinity House has reminders for people to turn the lights off, and often when people see these, they will turn them off, said Dakota Keyser, Trinity House resident as-

sistant. Keyser said his hall has a special spot in the computer room where residents can throw away old batteries and electronic trash. “At Trinity House, many of our residents contribute to living green by recycling their goods in the appropriate place,” he said. “There are many places around the residence hall designated for this. Often times, our recycling dumpsters get quite full fairly quickly.” GREEN continues on page 21

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the toilet.” Civil engineering sophomore Sarah Chawang said some smaller decorations can help make the place feel like home. “Some people bring pictures of family and friends to decorate the room,” she said. Her roommate kept a pet fish at their Arlington Hall room before tragedy struck. “Once she went out for the weekend and, as a token, I decided to feed them,” she said. “I overfed a fish and killed it.” The two, who never met before rooming together at UTA, laugh about the incident now and have even become best friends. Chawang suggested making a list of things originally brought to the room and to add items to it as they become necessary. “When you move back in after the summer, check the list so you don’t miss anything,” she said.

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HOW TO TURN YOUR LIVING SPACE GREEN Moving In: Before settling into your new room, get to know your roommate. You really only need one TV, DVD player, rug and micro-fridge, which conserves energy. Energy savers: An efficient way to use your appliances and charge high-tech gadgets is to plug them into power strips that you can turn off while you’re gone. Lighting: Halogen lights are prone to cause fires, so they are not allowed in residence halls. Look for compact fluorescent lights when shopping for lamps and energysaving light bulbs when replacing old bulbs. Storage: Instead of lugging your stuff in plastic bags or shopping bags, try borrowing luggage or duffle bags from family members to haul your clothes in and later to store out-of-season items. Opt for cardboard boxes instead of bags since they can be broken down and recycled. Water Alternatives: Make a one-time investment in a reusable, unbreakable stainless steel water bottle. When you drink water from a packaged bottle, you are also drinking some of the plastic. Linen Alternative: Conventional cotton is to blame for up to 25 percent of the insecticides used worldwide. One hundred percent organic cotton or bamboo sheet sets, organic cotton comforters and recycled polyester-filled pillows are alternatives. Always look for an organic cotton alternative. Source: Becky Valentich, Environmental Health and Safety recycling coordinator



the designated areas located around Arlington Hall.” Kelsey Jackson, Brazos House resident assistant, continued from page 18 said her residents recycle Keyser said he is mindful materials and earn Brazos of what products he buys bucks at the end of the seand from where. mester. “I try to buy things “It is imonline to save sever- “It is important portant for us al trips to different to live green for us to live stores,” he said. because this Jerome Kirby, Ar- green because earth we’ve got, lington Hall resident this earth we’ve we need to take assistant, said some care of it,” she ways of living a more got, we need to said. sustainable life within take care of it,” Putti Sok, the residence halls inLipscomb Hall clude turning off the Kelsey Jackson office assistant, air conditioning and Brazos House resident said she reuses heating when leav- assistant items like her ing a room, limiting grocery bags as the amount of runtrash bags. ning water used when “I never throw away napbrushing teeth and taking kins from McDonald’s,” she more brief, efficient showers. said. “Living green saves “I watch my water usage, economically because I don’t make sure my lights aren’t buy paper towels and trash constantly on and unplug bags.” chargers and different items when they aren’t in use,” he said. “I also recycle old fliers SHAMBHU SHARAN and my drink containers in



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Always Read the Fine Print UTA’s attorney for the students shares tips on signing a lease agreement gave advice for the wary homehunter. She said there are certain The end of the spring semesthings to look for when ter approaches and with moving into a new place changes taking place and signing a lease in facilities throughout DETAILS agreement. campus, many students “Make sure they Find Landwill be looking for fushow you the actual lord-Tenant ture living arrangeunit you will be living forms online ments. in,� Ware said. at www2. “Lots of apartment said a potential complexes around here torney tenant will often be like to take advantage shown a space that is of students,� said Keidifferent from the unit sha Ware, UTA’s attoroffered. It may be bigney for the students. Ware recently gave a presen- ger, or have recently undergone tation titled “How Not to Sign PRINT continues on page 25 Your Life Away,� in which she BY JUSTIN SHARP

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renovations not done to the unit specified in the lease. A lease can seem complicated, but there are simple steps to take, she said. “If there is a provision you don’t like or don’t understand, you should highlight it and go over it with the landlord,” Ware said. “They can explain it to you, and they may be willing to negotiate.” You may be able to get a shorter lease agreement if a 12month agreement doesn’t meet your needs. “It’s a good idea to ask for a copy of the lease a day or two in advance so you can read over it completely,” the attorney said. She said she often hears of students saying they didn’t read the entire document. Nursing sophomore Delia Ramirez moved into Arlington Hall in 2009 and admits she didn’t fully peruse the contract. “I skimmed through most of it and read the most important

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THE SHORTHORN Housing Guide 2010 She said problems might parts,” she said. The treatment of her lease only be found after living in the is common among students space. Any issues found after and may lead to problems later, the initial inventory has been submitted should also be docuWare said. “Be wary of a trap when a mented. “You have to put it in writing leasing agent summarizes the lease for you and encourages for your rights to kick in under you to sign without reading it the Texas property codes,” Ware said. “Always put any entirely,” Ware said. issues you have while She encourages stu- “The lesson living there in writdents to make an aping with the date, and pointment to bring is: document, give it to the complex leasing contracts to her document, manager or landlord.” if there are parts they document.” If problems cause don’t understand. health concerns, it “It’s easier to help on Keisha Ware, should be specifically the front end than on UTA’s attorney for stated in the written the back end after the the students documentation that lease has been signed,” is submitted, the atshe said. torney said. After the lease is Once the writsigned, the move-in begins and there are important ten statement is turned in, the owners of the property are lesteps to take. “When they first move in, it gally obligated to fix the healthis important to fill out that in- endangering issues. When the lease is up, stuventory sheet of all the existing problems in the apartment,” dents may want to move or might want to stay, if only for Ware said. She suggested taking pic- a few more months. Ware said tures or video when walking that most complexes have an through for better documenta- option for renting on a monthto-month basis, but usually the tion.

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rent will go up. They are required to tell you this verbally and put it in the new lease agreement, she said. If the plan is to move out as soon as the lease is up, tenants should request a walk-through with the landlord or a complex manager ahead of move-out day, Ware said. “The lesson is: document, document, document,” she said. The attorney said it is important to leave a forwarding address so the security deposit, or an itemized list of reasons why it will not be returned, can be mailed. The landlord is required to send one within 30 days. If they don’t, the penalty stipulated by Texas law is $100 and up to three times the wrongfully held security deposit. Templates for various landlord-tenant forms, such as requests for repairs, can be found at


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