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The Sun Star

Staff EDITOR IN CHIEF Heather Bryant editor@uafsunstar.com (907) 474-5078 COPY EDITOR Kelsey Gobroski

The Sun Star Volume XXXI Number 19 February 21, 2012 The Sun Star’s mission as a campus voice for UAF is to report the news honestly and fairly, announce and chronicle events and provide a forum for expressions of opinion. EDITORIAL OFFICES 101G Wood Center P.O. Box 756640 Fairbanks, AK 99775 Tel: (907) 474-6039 Ads Dept: (907) 474-7540 Fax: (907) 474-5508 www.uafsunstar.com

LAYOUT EDITOR Galen Lott layout@uafsunstar.com (907) 474-6039 PHOTO EDITOR Erin McGroarty ADVERTISING MANAGER Andrew Sheeler ads@uafsunstar..com (907) 474-7540 MULTIMEDIA EDITOR Jeremy Smith web@uafsunstar.com DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Brandi Swanson distribution@uafsunstar.com REPORTERS Ian Larsen Fernanda Chamorro Lakeidra Chavis Sarah Bressler Mandee Jackson Rebecca Lawhorne Logan Rahlfs Annie Bartholomew PHOTOGRAPHERS Baptiste Haentjens Kayla Hajdukovich Michelle Strehl ADVISOR Lynne Lott

Stephen Lee, a civil engineering student at UAF, shovels snow while some of the other volunteers work on the arch behind him in the Cornerstone Plaza on Feb. 19, 2012. Kayla Hajdukovich/Sun Star

Fernanda Chamorro Sun Star Reporter

This report is based on the information reported by the University Police Department. Individuals arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Hot... or Not

On Feb. 13, an officer found people with open flames in the Haida Lot by the Chapman Building. They had made torches, but agreed to stop when the officer approached them.

Multi-tasking never works out

Police stopped a Fairbanks man, 19, on the Thompson Drive and Geist Road intersection for a moving violation on Feb. 12. Police arrested him and transported him to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was charged with the possession of marijuana, a marijuana pipe, underage drunk driving and underage drinking.

sNOw Machines

Someone reported snow machiners by Butrovich Hill on Feb. 12. An officer re-

sponded and found one sled stuck on Yukon Drive. After assisting the driver, he told both drivers that snow machines are prohibited on campus.

Driver Under Investigation

On Feb. 9, a 22-year-old man from North Pole was found inside a vehicle in the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland parking lot after a caller reported the driver for suspected drunk driving. Police arrested him for allegedly drinking and driving, then transported him to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Advice for this week:

The sun is back to warm up Alaska, but this means one bad thing: break-up. As snow melts and cools, it turns into dangerous ice. Go even slower than the speed limit when turning or your vehicle might spin out. It is also hard to see with snow piles in the way, not to mention fog and falling snow, so be on the lookout for unexpected oncoming traffic and white or gray vehicles that blend in. Watch out at intersections where automobiles may accidentally slide. This is the time to be aware of cars running a red light. It is difficult to decide what to do when your vehicle is sliding. Also, be careful with pedestrians and trains. Remember that trains may not stop on time and walkers/ bikers may fall at any time. Try to not drive too fast and begin stopping early, so that your vehicle does not slide. Drive carefully and expect the unexpected.


Politics

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ASUAF Recap – Feb. 21, 2011 Lakeidra Chavis Sun Star Reporter

Senators in attendance Chelsea Holt, John Netardus, Timothy Grediagin, Jennifer Chambers, Andy Chamberlain, Rusty Young, Jonathon Schurz, Blake Burley, Nathanael O’Connor, Jesse Cervin, Michael Golub, Krisstian BurnsShafer, McKinley Zakurdaew and Fred Brown

Senators absent Sophia Grzeskowiak-Amezquita, Will Collingwood and Robert Kinnard III

Consideration of appointments

vice and quality of the Health Center and Kinnard was appointed to the student“SB 178-005 The CTC Student Gover- Student Insurance. “SB 178-004 Obtaining faculty award committee. The senate moved nance Council Membership” would create Students’ Opinions on the Health Center the appointment to the university relations a new section in the ASUAF bylaws that al- and Student Insurance” would allocate $200 committee for consideration. lows a certain number of members on the for refreshments at the event. Students enCommunity Technical College Student Gov- rolled in more than nine credits pay both New committee chairs ernance Council and permits ASUAF to fill fees each semester. The bill was sent to the internal affairs committee. Grzeskowiak-Amezquita voluntarily vacant positions. stepped down as chair of the executive committee. Holt is now the new chair of Student opinion matters the executive committee. O’Connor is now The senate plans to hold an event that the chair of the student affairs committee, would allow student opinions on the sertaking Holt’s former chair position.

Governor’s Cup revisited

Mari Freitag vetoed “SB 178-003 Governor’s Cup 2012 Funding” to change the Mari Freitag and Josh Banks fiscal impact from $1,000 to $850. The bill would provide monetary support for the Guests in attendance students going down to Anchorage for the Corey Boiko, the director of the ASUAF 2012 Governor’s Cup via an annual bus website, asked for feedback from ASUAF ride organized by the Student Activities members on how to improve the current Office (SAO). A vote was called to overturn website and create a comment section for the veto. The veto was supported by a vote student input. of 0-2-11. Chamberlain and Netardus abstained from the vote.

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Editorial

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It’s not 1873 Heather Bryant Editor-in-Chief There are at least as many ways to say it as there are to do it. Sex. Coitus. Copulation. Love-making. Screwing. Fornication. We’ve all heard the cliché that a man thinks about sex every seven seconds, but for our national representatives it seems that the rate must be more often. No, I’m not talking about politicians having affairs, I’m talking about the sudden fixations a few prominent male politicians have with contraception for women. Contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, including Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, cited religious freedom as their primary reason for objecting to the 2010 health care law that mandates free contraception. The rule exempted houses of worship but still required religious organizations such as universities and hospitals to offer that coverage. Obama has since offered a compromise: Those institutions won’t have to offer contraception coverage, but the insurance company itself must offer contraception and other familyplanning services. Still, that hasn’t stopped the backlash and the declarations that the law is an assault against religion. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a panel on the law last week, but did not include any women. After protest by New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, two women were included in a second panel. However, all of the speakers invited were against the mandate. A female student who was supposed to testify in favor of the mandate was turned down by committee chair Darrell Issa as she was not “appropriate and qualified.” Many religious groups see contraception as immoral because it prevents reproduction.”The first responsibility that God has given is for procreation,” said Karl Sapp, who’s with the Campus Bible Ministries at UAF. In 1873, the United States passed the Comstock law, which defined contraceptives as obscene and illicit. The U.S. became the only western nation to criminalize birth control. It was decades before activists were

able to overturn the laws through court rulings. It’s been nearly 140 years since that law impeded women from making decisions about their bodies and their families. The debate is still going, but the argument against contraception sounds almost the same. Today there isn’t a law blocking access to birth control, but instead a combination of high expense and unavailability. Contraception and other family planning services are not just for preventing pregnancies. They are about women’s health. It’s taken to treat irregular menstrual cycles, cramps, acne, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, according to The Center for Young Women’s Health. The pill also helps with anemia and can lower the risk of getting endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts.

without the insurance plan, but there are fees for prescriptions and some services. It’s not possible to say whether the availability of adequate care has reduced the number of pregnancies at UAF, but BJ Aldrich said the Health Center usually only sees one or two unplanned pregnancies a year. Aldrich is the director of the campus Health Center. “It’s amazed me how few unplanned pregnancies I’ve seen in my 10 years here,” Aldrich said. There is no way to know how many students seek off-campus treatment. Students also have access to Plan B, known as the morning-after pill. Plan B is most commonly a two-pill treatment to be taken after unprotected sex that can prevent an unplanned pregnancy. There is a newer one-pill treatment that is now being phased in. It is not an abortion pill and will not affect women who are al-

It doesn’t matter what the religious views of any institution are, the women who work there have a right to the health services that they need, not just the ones their employer believes in. Lucky for students at UAF, the Student Health and Counseling Center is firmly planted in the reality of women’s everyday lives and medical needs. For students with the university health insurance plan, all contraception options at the Health Center are free, including four brands of birth control pills, the Nuva ring, Depo-Provera shots and diaphragms. If none of those options works, prescriptions are available for other brands of pills or types of contraception. The Health Center can also refer students to Planned Parenthood. Services are available to students

ready pregnant. Plan B works by preventing fertilization, according to the Food and Drug Administration. If fertilization does occur, Plan B may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb. Plan B is available for $15 at the Health Center without an appointment or prescription. Students only need to fill out a short form to make sure Plan B is the right medication. “It’s definitely a service students take advantage of,” Aldrich said, adding that the Health Center gets approximately three people a week requesting the medication. Most requests come from people who use condoms and the condom breaks, Aldrich said. She usually handles the requests. “It’s a service we are happy to provide,” Aldrich said.

One university has even gone a step further in accessibility by making Plan B available in a special vending machine. Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania can purchase Plan B for $25 from a vending machine that also sells condoms and pregnancy tests. The machine is located in the medical center where students have swipe-card access, keeping the machine offlimits to the general public. Despite recent national attention, the university has no plans to remove Plan B from the machine. None of us are students forever, though, and many won’t have this much access to important medical care after graduation. Over the past year there have been numerous political barriers put between women, their health care and their right to privacy. In 2011, 24 states enacted 83 pieces of legislation regarding abortion, according to the Washington Post. Seven states now require an ultrasound, or the offer of one, prior to the procedure. Eight will no longer allow private insurance plans to cover the procedure. A handful of states are still trying to prevent abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, from receiving government funds, even for the non-abortion services they provide. Several states are also requiring a waiting period, making an already difficult situation for women even worse. The state of Virginia is working on a bill requiring an invasive ultrasound. Former Huffington Post editor Hilary Rosen summed up the current political spectacle quite well: “This issue is about men deciding that their medical needs are purely ‘medical’ and yet women’s medical needs are somehow subject to a political equation.” It’s time for everyone to pay attention to what’s happening on a national level. In less than nine months it will be time to vote again. Universities have always served as testing grounds for new ideas and social structures. However, we need to act beyond just the scope of the university structure in order to protect women’s access to adequate and fair medical coverage no matter what their beliefs may be.

Heather Bryant Editor-in-Chief


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Black light dance exposes serious assault charge By Andrew Sheeler Sun Star Reporter A Fairbanks man charged with sexually assaulting a UAF student at the Wood Center Black Light Dance now looks at a more serious charge and could face a decades-long sentence if convicted. Marcos Camacho, 20, was initially charged with sexual assault in the second degree, which means he had unwanted sexual contact with the victim. Charging documents say Camacho stuck his hand down the UAF student’s pants against her will as the two danced in the Wood Center Ballroom. A grand jury later returned an indictment of sexual assault in the first degree, a more serious charge. Sexual assault in the second degree is a Class B felony. Sexual assault in the first degree is an unclassified felony and carries the potential for more prison time if Camacho is convicted. A conviction would require Camacho to register with the state as a sex

offender. Officer Clay Faris, who made the Jan. 29 arrest, said “it was just kind of pure dumb luck” that Camacho was caught. A fellow UAF police officer was on foot patrol at the dance when he cited Camacho for underage drinking, Faris said. The foot-patrol officer called for backup when Camacho became aggressive, Faris said. Friends of the victim reported the sexual assault to Faris as police were leaving the building. Had the witnesses not stepped forward, Faris said, Camacho would have “disappeared.” After the witnesses made a statement, Faris arrested Camacho and read him his Miranda rights – the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney present during interrogation. Camacho confessed to “touching everything” and penetrating the victim with his fingers, according to charging documents. The sexual assault was “very messy,” Faris said. Camacho allowed police to physically

examine him. Police swabbed his cheek, hands, fingers, palms and fingernails. They also collected fingernail scrapings. The physical evidence corroborated the assault, Faris said. The following day, the victim visited the hospital for a forensic examination for sexual assault. Police took Camacho to the Fairbanks Correctional Center until his arraignment. He was released on a $5,000 bail bond to the custody of his parents and a co-worker. Assistant District Attorney Joe Dallaire called the low bail amount “ridiculous,” based on the seriousness of the charge. Camacho’s trial is scheduled for the first week of April, according to online court records. “A big part” of the case, Faris said, will be the willingness of the victim’s friends to testify. Without them, this could be another case of “he said, she said,” Faris said.

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Perspectives

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Settling in to a semester in the Arab world Elika Roohi Sun Star Contributor

reports of clashes or any violence. But it’s lot of people in this region of the world who good to avoid that area today.” are on edge. The thousands of demonstrators To try to appease the protesters, the Earlier this week, I got an email from gathered around the fourth circle ended king sacked two prime ministers since the the guy who organizes all of the exchange up being public school teachers on strike demonstrations began last January. But students at the university I’m attending. He demanding higher wages from the prime as the Arab Spring has turned into an Arab told us that on Friday all of the high school minister. Even though King Abdullah II of Year and seemingly beyond, each week students get their exam results back. These Jordan is relatively well-liked, and Jordan sees thousands of people gathering in front results tell the students what college they is a tranquil ocean compared to the rocky of the Syrian or Israeli embassies or at the can go to and what they can study at uni- seas that surround the country, there are a mosque downtown to get their point across. versity. It is typical for a large number of people to express their happiness at their results by shooting guns and machine guns into the air. The email warned us to try to avoid these areas, as each year a handful of people are killed and injured as a result of the random shootings. Assalaam walaykum! I am now living and studying in Jordan’s capital city, Amman. Being here is providing me with all the difference I craved from living abroad. From the before dawn call to prayer to the texts I sometime receive that say “there are thousands of demonstrators gathering on the 4th circle. There are no A view of East Amman from the top of The Citadel. Photo by Elika Roohi.

Meanwhile, I’ve been spending my days traveling back and forth to school on a yellow-and-turquoise school bus and maybe going out to a café for tea when the day is over. The closest I’ve come to the protests and riots everyone thinks of when you say the words “Middle East” are on my Twitter feed or in discussions in class. There are a lot of people in Jordan who rally for change, but there are also moms of five or university students studying linguistics who are just trying to lead a normal life in Amman without getting mixed up in anything. At the moment, I’m trying to learn the Arabic alphabet and study a map of Amman. As a friend of mine and I discussed on Valentine’s Day when the teachers were protesting, it’s probably a good idea to know where things are before you throw yourself into the middle of them.

Science

Museums aim to revamp science education Amelia Cooper Sun Star Reporter The UA Museum of the North is holding a three-day long seminar to help science teachers become better educators. The event began Monday and is focusing on how to make undergraduate biology courses better for both the teacher and the student. AIM-UP! stands for “Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs.” It is a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. AIM-UP! promotes museum-based learning through seminars, undergraduate training and collaboration, according to the AIM-UP! website. The program will address five topics, one for each year of the project. This is the second year. This year’s theme is “Decoding Diversity: Making Sense of Geographic Variation.” The national conference is in Fairbanks at Alaska’s participating museum, the UA Museum of the North. The conference, titled “Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education,” focuses on

re-evaluating the way biology is taught in an undergraduate setting, according to the organization’s website. The conference-goers also will discuss how to make better use of museums’ cyber-infrastructure. The conference agenda is available online. The conference, held Feb. 20-22, is for educators, not students. However, the museum organized a split graduate-undergraduate seminar course that follows the same AIM-UP! theme. The course, “Integrating Morphological and Geographic Variation into the Classroom,” meets at 10 a.m. in Butrovich 212B. “We are streaming the class from Fairbanks, with participants at the University of New Mexico, UC Berkeley and Harvard,” UAF Herbarium Curator Steffi Ickert-Bond said in an email interview. There are also museum apprenticeships available for credit “for students that already have experience in museum science,” Ickert-Bond said “The University of Alaska Museum of the North is Alaska’s de facto repository of natural history specimens and cultural objects, and we house multiple world-class

research collections,” Kevin Winker wrote of the apprenticeships on the museum’s apprenticeship website, www.museumresearchapprentice.org. AIM-UP! a Research Coordination Network founded by the Natural Science Foundation, began in May 2010 as a collaborative project between four schools: Harvard University, the University of New Mexico, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Alaska. The founders planned to create an accessible network of sciencerelated resources and experiences. Today,

the AIM-UP! network extends across the United States and into Canada. AIM-UP!’s next outreach event is a 2012 two-day spring seminar at the University of New Mexico, according to the AIM-UP! website. The seminar aims to assemble interdisciplinary knowledge not only over fields of science, but also history and art. Students who cannot make the commute to New Mexico can still participate through teleconference and email.

Museum of the North was one of the first museums to get involved the NSF Research Coordination Network, which aims at expanding their natural history databases. Feb. 19, 2012. Baptiste Haentjens / Sun Star


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Civil Engineers restore tradition with this year’s Ice Arch Lakeidra Chavis Sun Star Reporter At UAF, tradition is essential. This year, three engineering students banded together to restore the 90-year-old ice arch tradition. With the guidance of Leroy Husley, the students kicked off National Engineers Week with the construction of the 2012 arch. “There wasn’t an ice arch last year, and to be honest, that got a lot of us in the civil depart bummed out,” 22 year-old civil engineering student Stephen Lee said. “So we decided for sure, that there was going to be an ice arch.” “It’s kind of to show off how cool engineers are,” 24 year-old civil engineering student Andy Chamberlain said. Chamberlain created the design for the ice arch. The design won first place in the Ice Structure Competition. The UAF chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) opened the competition to students last December, offering a prize of up to $700. Although there was no specific inspiration for the design, a banner displaying “90 Years of Engineering” will hang from the arch once it is completed. This year’s ice arch underwent numerous changes to the design and its construction. “This one’s different from recent arches

because it’s built out of blocks,” Chamberlain said. In previous years the ice was poured into a metal frame and then lifted off the ground with a crane. Since these arches had metal in them, they were not entirely constructed of ice. This year’s ice arch is made completely of ice, he said. There have been difficulties with the project, a lot of which were unpredictable. “Some of it was because the weather was really cold, right when we had a lot of stuff to do,” Chamberlain said. At times, the team was outside working at minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit. “The warm weather hasn’t really caused us a lot of problems yet,” he said. The incomplete ice arch requires wooden falsework, a supporting wood structure, until the arch can stand on its own. The falsework includes bolts. When the ice arch is completed, volunteers will use the bolts to dismantle the wooden falsework and remove it, leaving only the ice arch. The team members built the structure during the cold weather. As for the arch, the base blocks weigh an average of 300 pounds and the smaller blocks weigh half that amount. A design change for the ice arch created a wider base for the base blocks, allowing the structure to be stable. At first, the crew members lifted some of these smaller blocks by hand. As

Engineering students and voleenteers are working on the ice arch in the Cornerstone Plaza this semester. Feb. 19, 2012. Kayla Hajdukovich/Sun Star

Jason Reid, a civil engineering student at UAF helps build the structure for the ice arch in the Cornerstone Plaza. Kayla Hajdukovich/Sun Star

the arch grew, they used a pulley system to reach the higher parts. Since the structure is made up of blocks, joints became a challenge for the builders. Joints are the areas where the top and bottom of each block touch the blocks next to it. If there are large gaps in between the joints, the structure would not be able to stay together. “Our problem is that we don’t know exactly how much gap is too much gap,” 23-year-old civil engineering student Sam Carlson said. To cut the ice, the team uses chainsaws and jigsaws. The better the spacing between the ice blocks, the better the ice blocks will fit together. The crew members have been working past midnight trying to finish the arch, Lee said. Although the work is serious and can be dangerous, working on the arch is meant to be fun, Carlson said. The ice arch can be seen in the circle of flags on campus. The team expects to finish the arch before the start of National Engineers Week. National Engineers Week begins Feb. 19 to celebrate engineering and encourage students who might be interested in the field to give it a try. “It’s a good time to get involved, you don’t have to be an engineering major to help out,” Carlson said.

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UAF students and employees gather to talk strategy By Andrew Sheeler Sun Star Reporter

When talk turned to credit transfer-

maintaining a high grade point average

the present. The forum, which took place while attending class at UAA, when he came Feb. 14, raised familiar concerns for UAF to UAF his GPA didn’t transfer along with his students: tuition increases, unwanted fees credits. Ball said he was forced to start from and problems with advising. zero. Although University of Alaska President Patrick Gamble advertised the event

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ability, a handful of students raised con-

cerns. ASUAF Vice President Dillon Ball is Despite the title “Shaping Alaska’s Fu- a sophomore majoring in mechanical enture,” the University of Alaska Statewide gineering. Ball told St. George that despite forum covered concerns very much about

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The subject of tuition and fees brought more audience consternation.

through a listserv email sent to all UAF stu-

“The fees are getting ridiculous,” one

dents, the president was present for a few

woman said, calling their cost astronomical.

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minutes and did not address the handful The grad student said she didn’t know why of students, faculty and staff who attended. she had to pay a student government fee, for Instead, Chas St. George emceed the event. example. Lack of student input and control St. George works as part of the university’s of fees was another problem, said Juella Strategic Direction Team. With microphone

Sparks, a graduate student and staff member

in hand, St. George went from speaker to who also has two daughters attending UAF. speaker, requesting their feedback on a “Once you vote them in, it’s a lot harder variety of topics, including advising, credit transferability, tuition and fees, financial aid and problems with Blackboard.

to vote them out,” Sparks said. St. George concluded the session by

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