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executive-in-residence in the ColBy Hayleigh Colombo lege of Business, so having some Editor in Chief overlap is expected. Butler University issued 3,997 “It’s probably safe to assume parking permits to faculty, staff and we’re running out of creative opstudents this year, but there only tions,” Hunter said. “I’m confident are 2,585 spots designated for them that if we continue to grow, we will on campus, leaving 1,412 permit- have parking problems.” holding drivers out of luck. President Jim Danko told The Despite adjustments this year to Butler Collegian in May that he was make the most of the university’s mindful of the concerns. parking capacity, like signing a con“We have to really start working tract with a car-sharing company on how we address some of those and reclassifying a stretch of road problems,” Danko said. that was underutilized last year, NO CLOSE PUBLIC TRANSIT people are left to wonder: where There was a former IndyGo bus will we park? route that went “This numthrough and ber is scary if stopped at Butyou don’t factor ler, which facin side streets,” ulty said alleviButler Police ated some of the Chief Ben Huntcapacity prober said. “Do we lem, but it was have a parking removed in 2004 problem now? because of lack No. We have of ridership. parking con“It was a pretcerns.” ty unproductive There are route,” IndyGo 3,222 parking director of busispots for the enBen Hunter ness developtire Butler comment Stephanie DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY Cross said. It munity, not including Greek isn’t a priority spots on their private lots, or on for the stop to return, even in the side streets like 44th Street, 49th organization’s long-term plans Street and Boulevard Place, which to increase bus routes in the city, Hunter said could add around Cross said. There only were 8,987 rides for 200 spots total in theory — if each driver is a skilled parallel parker the Butler route in its last month and takes only 12 feet to get the job of service in 2004, Cross said, compared to routes off campus with as done. Why the 1,412-official spot dis- many as 38,000 riders per month. With IndyGo planning to request crepancy? The short answer is that on any that the City-County Council cover given day, there are times when $6.4 million in operating expenses people with permits aren’t on cam- Sept. 19, plans to expand service pus, said parking committee mem- routes don’t seem imminent. ber and professor Marvin Recht, an _____________________see parking page 3

Do we have a parking problem now? No. We have parking concerns.


Student affairs to crack down on drinking policy Grace Wallace Asst. News Editor

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Butler University’s policy on drinking may be changing in the near future. Campus could become a beer-and-wine only university to cut down on underage drinking.

Rum, vodka, gin, tequila and triple sec—all liquors in Long Island Iced Tea—all could be banned from Butler University property in the future. Irene Stevens, dean of student life, said the university is looking for ways to prevent and control highrisk student drinking due to the increased number of alcohol-induced hospitalizations within recent years. “What concerns me is the highrisk drinking,” Stevens said. “A couple of things I think are concerning is the presence of liquor and the _____________________see drinking page 3

Ban of Welcome Week events angers students By André Smith Asst. News Editor Butler University’s 150 student organizations were banned from hosting events during Welcome Week, causing some controversy among organizations that say they were singled out. Becky Druetzler, director of Greek affairs and orientation programs, sent an email to all Greek house presidents on campus informing them that student organizations were not allowed to sponsor events before the academic year began. Some in the Greek community felt they were targeted since the email was not sent to all student organization presidents. “I found out about it because it was sent on our Listserv,” said

sophomore Abby Miller, a member of Tri Delta sorority. “But it does seem strange that they would just send the email to Greeks when it applies to everyone.” “I think it is really stupid that Greeks are being singled out for trying to have a bigger presence on campus,” sophomore Cameron Sage, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, said. “We should have a choice to have events at our houses whenever we want.” Druetzler said that the email was sent to the social Greek houses, not to target them, but just to remind them of the rules and to help freshmen entering Butler. “The rule is in place because we want the new class to be participating in all of the same events _____________________see email page 4


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Hitting the books ...alone Residence Life


programming adjusts to help freshmen enjoy life at ResCo

By Kyler Naylor Staff Writer Freshman students arrive at college eager to find a social footing. But an increasing number of freshmen living in Residential College may feel like they are left out of that experience. The isolated location of their units from other freshman makes for different experience than living in Ross Hall or Schwitzer Hall first- year ResCo residents said. “First-year students want to get to meet as many people as possible, and that does not change between residence halls,” Cunningham said. “Students in ResCo just have to work a little harder.” Because of the different circumstances, more pressure is put on the resident assistants to plan pro-

grams and events that get freshmen out and involved with other students. ResCo Residence Life Coordinator Jeff Tyner said the situation “poses challenges for RAs,” adding that ResCo allows students to form more “close knit relationships.” “It is important for RAs and their RLC to schedule programming,” said Karla Cunningham, director of residence life. The number of freshmen in ResCo has fluctuated in recent years. Last year, as Butler accepted its largest freshman class in university history, ResCo had between 80 and 90 first year students spread among the wings, making communication difficult to accomplish. Freshman Steven Gianakas, a business major, said he feels so-

cially limited living in Resco. Daniel Young, a freshman actuarial science and finance major said he agrees with Gianakas’ sentiment. This year, with a smaller freshman class, the numbers have adjusted accordingly with about 40 first year students living in ResCo, all located in one unit. This consolidation brings freshmen closer together. “The freshman hall has their doors open a lot,” freshman arts administration major Mollie Ellis said. “I will see a door right across the hall open, know it is a freshman room and that is the first place I will go.” In ResCo, the fire retardant doors automatically swing shut as a safety precaution, which contrasts the “open door” policy popular in Ross and Schwitzer.

Butler pilots system that could replace Blackboard Nine professors are testing a new interface which some say seems to have less glitches. By Olivia Ingle

Online Managing Editor

The saying is ‘It’s out with the old and in with the new,’ but that’s not the case with learning management systems such as Blackboard. Butler University’s Academic Technology Services is piloting Moodle, a learning management system that could replace Blackboard. Instead of replacing Blackboard immediately, Academic Technology Specialist Kenton Smith said that the university is piloting Moodle for the entire academic year, and if it doesn’t prove to be a solution, the university will pilot another one. The testing is called The LMS Project. “With technology evolving and changing, we haven’t done any type of re-exploration or re-evaluation of our current platform, which is Blackboard,” Smith said. “We’re just trying to compare apples to apples, what we have versus what is out there.” Butler has been using Blackboard for 10 years. This semester, nine faculty members are testing Moodle. For a successful project, Smith said 30 faculty members need to test the system next semester. Elizabeth Mix, assistant professor of art history, is one of the

We’re just trying to compare apples to apples—what we have versus what’s out there. Kenton Smith ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST faculty members currently using Moodle. She has been at Butler for six years and used to post on Blackboard a lot but never used certain features because they didn’t seem to work. “For me, Blackboard was just a place for me to load documents for students to get,” Mix said. “I emailed from it when the email worked, but that’s about it. I found myself using My.Butler a lot.” Amy Peak, director of drug information services for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, said the college faculty has invested a huge amount of resources in getting to know how to use Blackboard and has come to expect students to know it and use it. She said that COPHS faculty would be willing to switch to a new system, but it would be a challenge to

make the transition. “We want to use whatever is the best tool available,” Peak said. “If [Moodle] has more options, is easier and less expensive, then we are certainly open to doing that. But I think we should look at all of the options.” Smith said concerns with Blackboard are about flexibility. “Students and faculty are wanting more mobile access and needing greater reporting tools,” Smith said. Mix said Moodle is more userfriendly. “It looks more and acts more like a social networking website,” she said. “With Blackboard, you have folders inside folders, and it takes many clicks to get to a document. Moodle isn’t like that.” Becca Muszynski, a senior theater major, said that although she has only been using Moodle for about a week, she has found it easier to navigate than Blackboard. “I like how it highlights what you’re currently studying in class,” Muszynski said. “In general, it also seems like a less glitchy kind.” The LMS Project is currently just a test, Smith said they are looking at all options. “Right now, with our timeline, we’re basically trying to confirm if Blackboard is the right solution for our community or not,” Smith said. “It may be that neither Blackboard nor Moodle is going to meet our needs.” For more information about The LMS Project, visit blogs.butler. edu/lms.

In fact, it is common to pass through an entire upperclassman wing in ResCo without encountering a single open door. But to prevent a disconnect between residents in the hall, students are able to keep doors open at all times at ResCo as per policy. Freshman ResCo residents said being allowed to keep doors open makes them feel closer to one another. While not provided by residence life, students in ResCo are able to purchase door stops or use another object to keep their doors open, granted it does not cause damage to the door or the floor. “It is a building code difference that indirectly affects the community,” Tyner said. “Most people like the privacy.” Even with the closed doors,

Ross Hall some freshmen find that living in Resco improves their social life tremendously. “You make closer friends [here] instead of acquaintances,” first year pharmacy major Andrew Taschler said of living in ResCo compared to Ross or Schwitzer. “Size makes a difference.” Freshman and Ross Hall resident Jacob Ready prefers seeing a larger pool of names and faces. “Having an open door is a great way to meet people and strike up a conversation,” Ready said. ‘Writing on the doors is important since the doors are not always open,” said Emily Welch, RA for the freshman unit. Welch passed out door stops to all of her residents and encouraged those who wanted more social activity to prop their doors open.



parking: FEWER SPOTS THAN PERMITS A look back at parking at Butler University

A letter to the editor published in The Collegian from Barbara Worbell says, “the present parking situation urgently demands attention. There are barely enough parking spaces for students now, without taking into account the plight of visitors.”

Contract signed with Zipcar to decrease need for students to bring cars to campus.

IndyGo removes bus stop on campus because of low ridership.



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The Collegian reports the College of Business executive-inUniversity adds 72 university seeks a new campus residence Marvin Recht joins the spots to parking site near a public commuter parking committee. This week, service and an “immediate effort he said, “In the 19 years I’ve capacity by switching to extend surface car space” to been here, parking has always to zoned permit address growth in enrollment. been an issue. It’s Act 2, Scene 3 of the same play.” parking. HOT TOPIC THROUGH HISTORY: Parking has been an issue throughout Butler’s past. The university steadily has made changes to accomodate students with cars. (Graphic by Erin Drennan, Jill McCarter and Hayleigh Colombo) continued from page 1 Routes can’t increase unless IndyGo has the funding, and this year, IndyGo’s hope is to just cover their operating budget, Cross said. Members of the parking committee, which meets Sept. 9, have stopped short of saying freshmen can’t bring cars to campus, but there is resistance from constituent groups who argue the lack of accessible public transportation, especially in inclement weather, would hinder students without cars. Making a recommendation to forbid freshmen from bringing cars on campus could come at the expense of their participation in cultural events, service projects or internships in the city, said Aimée RustScheuermann, director of admission and parking committee member. Rust-Scheuermann said Butler needs easy access to all its resources to further the professional and academic development of its students, so limiting a student group without adequate public transit options is a concern. “Indianapolis really serves as a living laboratory,” Rust-Scheuermann said. “How do they engage in the Indianapolis community if they aren’t able to find transportation to and from an event?” TIGHT SQUEEZE DURING EVENTS Hunter said the limited capacity becomes frustrating during spe-


PARKING ON CAMPUS The following data is based on information provided by BUPD as of July 31.

cial events when there are multiple events on campus, something that will be a challenge this October when Family Weekend coincides with a football game, basketball game and run going through campus. “We’re really jockeying for parking spaces and the capacity is severely reduced,” Hunter said. Last year to mitigate the problem, the university occasionally contracted with the Christian Theological Seminary during special events and shuttled visitors up to Hinkle Fieldhouse from their parking lot, which seemed to work, said Hunter. PARKING ZONES This is the second full academic year that the university’s parking capacity has been divided into zones, designated areas that require people who park to have a specific pass, which the university said created 72 additional parking spaces last year. This year, the second block of Sunset Avenue on the west curb has been rezoned from “A” permits, or faculty, staff, emeritus and affiliate parking, to “C” permits, or student commuter parking. Hunter said the change was a deliberate move to add more commuter spaces to mitigate those students’ concerns about not having parking spots closer to main campus buildings.

The first block of Sunset Avenue also may be rezoned next fall depending on if the opening of the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts causes a capacity issue. Overall, Hunter said he’s received far more compliments than complaints on the decision to designate zones for the parking lots and streets. “It has been working out way better than my initial expectations,” he said. “We knew going into it that it’d be trial and error.” Butler junior Robert Davis hasn’t sent Hunter a compliment. He said he gets confused where he can park when he’s trying to drive from his Apartment Village residence to study at the library or go to class. Butler sophomore Loor Alshawa, an officer of the Off-Campus Student Organization, said commuters this year already are feeling crunched to find a spot. She said there were no spaces available in the commuter lot or Hinkle Fieldhouse when she came to campus last week, and she ended up getting to her class 10 minutes later than she normally would have. Hunter said it harms capacity when students want to drive their car from their dorm to the library or class and park in the wrong zone. “It’s a vicious cycle,” he said.






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Decals: 1,367 Spots: 798

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A new addition to campus: Zipcars Butler University officials are hoping two new vehicles on campus will ease students’ need to park in one of their 3,222 coveted spaces. The university signed a contract with Zipcar, Inc., a car-sharing program that markets itself as an alternative to car ownership, and this fall the Butler community will have the option to pay for use of a Toyota Prius and a Mazda3 to get around the city. The Butler Collegian requested the number of people who already have registered with Zipcar, but Butler Police Chief Hunter said the university’s contract with Zipcar doesn’t allow for the figure to be released. “We can say that we’re very surprised at the number of folks that have signed up,” Hunter said. “It’s more than I anticipated.” Hunter said he’s heard more interest from faculty and staff than he has from students. “At the freshmen thing, I asked how many people had signed up and I think I saw three hands, but I’ve actually talked to faculty and staff who live in the neighborhood who think they might sign up,” he said. Zipcar has not yet to pull out of

a university setting because of low participation, he said. The motivation behind the contract was to convince students they don’t need a car on campus, a university news release said. “We’re hoping by having the Zipcars that that’s going to alleviate issues like the parking imbalance and commuter issues,” said Marvin Recht, parking committee member and College of Business executive-in-residence. The parking committee discussed a possible partnership with the company last year, but held off because of Zipcar’s requirement that $3,000 per month in revenue be generated from the program. When Zipcar decided to waive the requirement, the deal was finalized. Faculty, staff and students aren’t the only ones who will be allowed to use the cars—community members also will be able to take them out for a spin. Members of the Butler community will be able to purchase an annual pass for $35 but still will have to pay at least $8 per hour to use the service. Gas and roadside assistance are included in the hourly fee. —Hayleigh Colombo

drinking: CAMPUS MAY BE ADOPTING STRICTER POLICIES REGARDING ALCOHOL continued from page 1 attitude among some students that you have to go out and get drunk.” Under current university policy, “alcohol is allowed at universityapproved social events or in residence halls if the student(s) is above 21 and is confined to one’s room with the doors closed.” This year, an alcohol task force is addressing the issue by doing research and exploring several options for the university. Stevens said it is scheduled to release a recommendation that could result in changes to policy in November. Stevens said one option being considered is moving to a beer and wine policy, which would disallow the possession or consumption of any liquor at campus events or on campus property. “All of the high-risk drinking

incidents that resulted in hospitalizations were from liquor,” Stevens said. “Students aren’t aware of the amount of liquor they are consuming and are therefore drinking too much.” She said the alcohol task force is researching other colleges and universities that have the beer-andwine policy in effect to see if highrisk drinking is reduced in these areas. Sally Click, dean of student services, said she has “no idea” if the beer-and-wine policy would be implemented on campus. She said it is important to do the backup research and consider the campus environment and context within the Indianapolis area. “I think we would really need to look at what other campuses are doing and see how that would fit

here,” she said. “I think right now we feel most comfortable about the message that if you choose to drink, please do it responsibly.” Click said the task force is a way to involve students, faculty and staff in alcohol awareness and abuse prevention—something that has been a consistent issue for colleges and universities for several years. “We approach the alcohol issue from the developmental perspective,” she said. “I think it’s always good to step back and review your policies because we are hearing and seeing new people every four years. It gets the thinking outside of the room.” Stevens also said there might be some changes regarding the strictness and intensity of enforcement from the Butler University Police Department and student affairs.

“We’ve asked BUPD to enforce the open container policy, neighbors in the area have asked them to enforce the noise violations, and we’ve asked them to be stricter in regards to underage drinking,” she said. BUPD Chief Ben Hunter said his force was “not going to ignore” the issues of partying and underage drinking. “As an advocate of the university, I’m going to adhere to the current policy,” he said. “The day we don’t recognize the policy is the day we’re burned.” Hunter said BUPD is taking measures to make the violation of both university alcohol policies and Indiana state law a serious offense. He said these measures include hiring a full-time detective, creating a landlord database to inform homeowners if their residents are

caught having a party, increasing the number of night foot patrols as an outreach to students and working to create a pretrial diversion program to have those cited for an alcohol misdemeanor do a community service event within the ButlerTarkington community. “Community service adds an option for us that allows the students to see that we aren’t retaliatory,” Hunter said. Thus far in the 2011-12 school year, BUPD reported making three alcohol-related arrests, as well as breaking up three separate house parties during Welcome Week. In addition, Stevens said there was also one alcohol-induced hospitalization of a sophomore student Saturday night, which she said she thought was less than last year’s numbers.

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REACH to meet on need-to-need basis

Group being scaled back By Brooke Deady Staff Wrtier The organization that promotes diversity and an openminded atmosphere on campus no longer will meet every other week, deciding instead to meet when needed. REACH, which stands for Respecting, Embracing and Achieving Community Harmony, also acts as a programming group to distribute grants for diversity events and groups around Butler University. “We want to focus on programming on a larger scale,” Alex Montgomery, vice president of diversity programming, said. The REACH executive board decided that assemblies were becoming too monotonous, which led to a change in the frequency of meetings. REACH assembly previously met on a biweekly basis but recently decided that the executive board will meet as necessary. Forums will be held throughout the year for everyone to attend. “We felt assembly was losing excitement and productivity,” Montgomery said. “We want students to be productive and excited, and we want assembly to be anticipated.” Student Government Association President Al Carroll said that REACH forums have been changed to make the grant process less confusing. Instead of having multiple presentations to get multiple grants, REACH and the finance board are working together to combine REACH grants and SGA grants. But Montgomery wants to point out that REACH is not just for diversity organizations to re-

REACH is a support system attached to SGA, but it can hold its own. Alex Montgomery VP of Diversity Programming

ceive grants. She wants REACH to be “sort of rebranded,” and known for programming instead of a way to distribute money. “Members would come to assembly to get grants, and then they would disappear once they got it,” she said. Part of Carroll’s platform when he was running for SGA president was his desire to make REACH more effective. “The primary goal was to make it a programming group,” Carroll said. In the past there have been attempts to get rid of REACH altogether, but students and alumni have come together at assemblies and voiced feelings of how important REACH is for the student body. “[REACH] empowers organizations that are under-represented on campus,” Montgomery said. “We want students to know that REACH is a support system attached to SGA, but it can hold its own.”

email: organization meetings banned during welcome week

EMAIL REPRODUCTION Move-In and Welcome Week Druetzler, Rebekah

This message was sent with High Importance Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 11:43 AM To: Greek House Presidents

Below is a portion of the email sent to Greek presidents banning Welcome Week events. The full email is available on

“There are to be no student organization-sponsored activities, either formal or informal, through the evening of Saturday, August 27. This includes any parties (room parties as well), cookouts, gatherings, etc. in which a number of members are inviting/hosting guests. What is OK—Individual member hosts a friend or two and they’re pretty much keeping to themselves; sibling of member, who is a new student, comes over to see the member. What is not OK—Letting in groups of people (guests) to hang out and any scenario in which guests are spreading out throughout your house... Any violation of this is going to be perceived, at least initially, as an unregistered event. I would rather not be in a conduct hearing for anything this semester, especially something that happens the first week, and I don’t think you would either.” continued from page 1 and activities as the rest of the students,” Druetzler said. Dean of Student Life Irene Stevens said the policy has been in place for at least 15 years and the rule serves to protect freshmen. “We do not want a division of activities but instead want everything focused on freshmen,” Stevens said. “We want to help them in their transition by letting them get acclimated as a group.” Freshman international studies major Maisie DeMass said the administration did a good job of helping her transition from high school and meet people during Welcome Week. “The whole week we were encouraged by everyone to get involved and to get out and meet people,” DeMass said. “When the activities they had scheduled for us in the day were over, we still had enough time to walk around campus and meet people.” Caroline Huck-Watson, director of the PuLSE office said the rule is also to help student organizations themselves.

“If some groups started having events for new students before others, then it would not be fair to other groups,” Huck-Watson said. “So we say, ‘Let’s just have Block Party be the first event for all organizations and start recruiting at the same time to provide an even playing field’.” The process in which organizations have to reserve space to hold an event is why some were notified and others were not, Huck said. “To do an event, a group has to fill out a reservation form so we’d know if they were having an event,” Huck said. “Greek houses do not do that because usually if they were to have an event, it would be in their house, so they would not have to fill out a form.” While the social Greek houses on campus were contacted about the Welcome Week event ban, other professional Greek organizations did not receive the email. Tau Beta Sigma, a band sorority, held an organizational meeting before Block Party and a rush event for interested members last Saturday. Junior Katie Bolinger, TBS vice president for membership, said the

ban on events would have caused an inconvenience for the organization. “We had to make plans for the year, so if we could not have met then, we wouldn’t have been able to meet before classes got started and everyone got busy,” Bolinger said. Huck-Watson also said that there could possibly be an exception to the rule. “We have to approach it as it comes,” Huck said. “We would have to see what exactly the group wants to do, and then we can have conversations to try to make it work. We would have to see if only current members are involved, and timing and space matters, too. It all just depends.” Huck said, ultimately, the rules are in place to help students. “We want to give students the opportunity to get involved,” Huck said. “We have about 150 student organizations so students can find something they like. What is unique about Butler is there is always the opportunity that if someone is passionate about something and cannot find what they are looking for, they can start something new.”

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Two close calls, one victory

By Luke Shaw sports staff writer

The Butler University women’s soccer team still is looking to achieve some consistency after a win on the road against Indiana State and a loss at home against No. 24 Oregon State in overtime. On Friday, the Bulldogs (2-2) mustered just enough offense to come out on top 1-0 against the Sycamores (1-3). Strong defense and a goal by freshman forward Elise Kotsakis with 12 minutes remaining led Butler to the victory. The win also gave senior goalkeeper Natalie Galovska her first career shutout. Kotsakis scored via a header off a well-placed pass from freshman forward Lucy Chauvin into the six-yard box. The Bulldogs’ defense held Indiana State to seven shots, with only one of those being on goal. Butler took 13 shots, with four of them on goal. On Sunday, the Bulldogs fell to nationally ranked Oregon State 2-1 after a hard-fought match that went into overtime.

Butler got off to a fast start against the Beavers (2-1) with a goal from junior forward Katie Griswold nine minutes into the match. Griswold received a pass from sophomore midfielder Anna Ventimiglia, dribbled between two defenders and launched a hard shot just inside the left post. The Bulldogs held the lead until Oregon State senior forward Melinda Ingalls scored at the 34:38 mark. Ingalls’ goal created a tie that was not broken in the second half, thanks in part to Butler’s defense. “Our backline stuck to the game plan perfectly,” head coach Teri St. John said. “Natalie [Galovska] was so quick off her line. She solves problems before they become problems.” With the game knotted up 1-1 at the end of regulation, the teams went to overtime. Just over four minutes into the overtime period, Oregon State sophomore midfielder Haley Shaw netted a goal to end the game. Both teams had 13 shots, with Oregon State

Volleyball falls at Notre Dame

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hard fought battle: Sophomore Olivia Colosimo attempts to keep the ball away from Indiana State sophomore Taylor Reed during Butler’s 1-0 victory over the Sycamores. only having one more shot ended in a loss, St. John made progress as a team on goal (6-5) than Butler. said she was not dismayed with this loss.” The Bulldogs played a by the results. Butler will welcome cleaner game than the Bea“Sometimes coaching Eastern Michigan to the vers, drawing eight fewer is about making sure you Butler Bowl on Friday at fouls. see beyond the results,” 5:00 pm before traveling to Although the game St. John said. “I think we Eastern Illinois on Sunday.

Olson perfect fit for Butler, women’s cross country squad By Matt Rhinesmith asst. sports editor For freshman cross country and track recruit Mara Olson, this year will be one full of new experiences. As one of the newest members of Butler University’s cross country team, Olson will be asked to do something she has never done before—run in a cross country meet. “This has definitely been a little bit of a transition for me,” Olson said. At St. Louis Park High School in Minneapolis, Minn., Olson was a three-sport star. She was team MVP and the highest scorer on the women’s basketball team, a standout on the soccer team and a star distance runner on the track team. She earned all-state recognition in all three of those sports. “We are excited to have Mara join our program,” head cross country coach Matt Roe said. “We believe she has just begun to scratch her

potential as a runner.” Olson’s interest in Butler was first sparked by all the success the men’s basketball team has enjoyed during the last two years. “I first heard of them while I was watching the basketball tournament and wondered who they were,” Olson said. “I Googled them and read about the school. It fit all my criteria, and I liked it.” Olson said she really is not sure what to think about her goals for her first cross country season. “It’s hard to set goals in terms of time because I’ve never run these kind of races before,” Olson said. “I just want to be able to prove myself as an asset to the team.” As if being a standout athlete in high school was not enough, Olson graduated first in her class academically with a 4.0 GPA, garnering her valedictorian status. As a biology major, Olson has had to make an adjustment in the classroom as well.

“The classes are definitely different,” she said. “I moved in on Aug. 11, so I’ve had some extra time to adjust than the rest of the freshmen have, and I think that’s helped me.” Despite not yet participating in a cross Olson country race, Olson should upgrade the regionally ranked Bulldogs, who were recently voted No. 15 in the Great Lakes Region by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Olson is used to having success both in the classroom and through sports, and said she expects to carry over that success from high school into college. “I think the key for any student-athlete is balance,” Olson said. “If I can balance school work with athletics, I think I’ll be successful at both.”

Bowen to play basketball overseas By Lance Rinker sports co-editor It is roughly 4,200 miles from Indianapolis to the nation of Denmark. Former Butler University women’s basketball player Brittany Bowen will be making the trip to continue her playing career in Horsens, Denmark for the Horsens Pirates. “I’m going from being a Bulldog to a Pirate, but I will always bleed Butler blue,” Bowen said Thursday in a press release. Bowen led the Bulldogs in scoring last season by averaging just under 16 points per contest en route to garnering second team All-Horizon League honors.

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The decision came as no surprise to Bowen’s former coaches and teammates, including junior forward Becca Bornhorst, who played alongside Bowen during the past two seasons. “Brittany was always in the gym trying to get better,” Bornhorst said. “I really looked up to her. She was more like an older sister to me than a teammate.” Bowen Known as a versatile offensive player, Bowen ranks fifth on Butler’s all-time scoring list and increased her scoring average in each of her four seasons as a Bulldog.

During her Butler career, Bowen helped lead the Bulldogs to four straight 20-win seasons, four consecutive appearances in the Horizon League championship game and three consecutive WNIT berths. Butler head coach Beth Couture recruited Bowen and saw firsthand Bowen’s development into a Horizon League standout. “The coaching staff and I are really excited for her,” Couture said. “This is a great opportunity for her to grow both as a basketball player and an individual.”




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Couture spoke with Bowen after the announcement and had encouraging parting words for her former star. “I just told her to keep believing in herself and to stay confident,” Couture said. Bowen will be leaving a conference contender for another strong program. Horsens won a league title in 2007. “I will be participating in a competitive league where the Pirates are improving every year to win a championship,” Bowen said. “I wouldn’t have had this opportunity arise without the support of everyone. I’m looking forward to representing Butler well in Denmark.”

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By Zach Ervin sports staff writer The Butler University volleyball team hung tough with three different teams over the course of 14 games at the Notre Dame Invitational, but they came up short in all three matches and started the season with a 0-3 mark. The Bulldogs lost the first match 3-2 to Idaho and fell to Eastern Michigan by the same margin in the second match. On the final day of the invitational, Butler gave Notre Dame a run for its money but dropped the match 3-1 to end their tournament. Against Idaho, the Bulldogs fell behind two games to none before battling back to force a decisive fifth game. “We got off to a slow start, but once we got together and regrouped ourselves, we came out with fire, and we got those two games right back,” senior middle blocker Maureen Bamiro said. The Vandals (1-2) proved to be too much for the Bulldogs, however, winning the final game 15-11. Freshman outside hitter Kelly Kyle led Butler with 13 kills and 10 digs, while Bamiro, a returning all-league and all-region player, added 10 kills and four digs. Junior setter Gina Vera, who ranked fifth in the Horizon League in assists last season, provided 47 of them for the Bulldogs. “We came back and fought and that shows a lot of character in us,” Bamiro said. “We have the ability to be great. We just have to learn how to put our abilities together and finish a game.” The Bulldogs would get another chance to finish their match against Eastern Michigan, which lasted five games. Butler lost the first game before picking up consecutive victories. After the Eagles (2-1) won the fourth game, they used the momentum to capture the fifth game 17-15. Bamiro led the team with 19 kills, and sophomore outside hitter Maggie Harbison added 17 kills and 11 digs to bolster Butler’s offense. The Bulldogs won more points than Eastern Michigan, outscoring them 113-95, but close games were the Achilles’ heel for Butler. “We made a lot of unforced errors at the wrong times,” Harbison said. “We just need to be more consistent.” The Bulldogs wrapped up their weekend with a match against Notre Dame. Butler split the first two games with the Fighting Irish (3-0), but Notre Dame proved to be too much for Butler, taking the final two games for a 3-1 victory. The win allowed the Fighting Irish to capture the invitational crown and achieve their best start to a season since 2006. Bamiro again led the Bulldogs in kills, tallying 13 along with 5 blocks. Sophomore libero Maureen Nesbit chipped in with a team-high 16 digs. Butler did not get the results it wanted over the weekend, but Bamiro said the squad did leave with an idea of what it needed to work on as the season progresses. “We made a lot of progress,” Bamiro said. “We just have to work on putting it all together. Just working on that constant repetition and finding our niche, and just doing it over and over again so that we don’t have to think about it [will help us].” The Bulldogs will return to action this Thursday when they head west to compete in the Portland Classic. In the Classic, they will take on teams from Portland, Texas A&M, Nevada and Washington State.

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Week 2: Value picks JERREN FAIR

While I sit here in the midst of my keeper league fantasy draft, I wish there was an easier path to victory—something as simple as an Avada Kedavra spell mouthed from the lips of Lord Voldemort. Alas, it never is that easy. Fantasy football is all about capitalizing on value. Essentially, fantasy football is economics— there is a certain value that can be placed upon each individual player. Factors such as a player’s expected workload, age, health and supporting cast determine the value of a player. There always are players that outperform their draft position, and the owners of these players usually are ones that end up having championship winning teams. For the upcoming season, these are some of the players I think have the potential to produce better than their average draft selection. Philip Rivers, who is currently coming off draft boards around the fourth round, put up some good stats last year with a bunch of no-names as his wide receivers. With Vincent Jackson back, look for Rivers to potentially put up MVP-caliber numbers. LeGarrette Blount probably is best known for

going Muhammed Ali on a Boise State player (talk about a punchline). Once he took over the starting running back gig in Tampa, he finished third in rushing yards from weeks 11 to 17. No one else is really a threat to poach carries, so he could wind up being a top-15 running back. Chad Ochocinco is past his prime, but I thought the same of Randy Moss when he came to New England. While I don’t foresee Moss-type numbers for Ochocinco, this drama queen can still put up an 80-1200-9 stat line. He currently is going around the eighth round, but in the sixth round he could become a bargain. Joseph Addai certainly is not a sexy pick for your team. Once considered one of the top running backs in the business, he is just another name on the board. His football career is comparable to Britney Spears’ musical one: just sort of blah at this point, but can put out a good game/tune once in a while. Consider him to be a good flex option around the eighth round. Matt Ryan is the quarterback of a team, the Falcons, that is predominately a running team. But the addition of highly-touted rookie receiver Julio Jones, gives “Matty Ice” another weapon to work with in the passing game. Once the first seven or eight quarterbacks are off the board, I have confidence in Ryan to become an upper-echelon talent. Contact sports staff writer Jerren Fair at

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QUICK FEET: Junior defender Justin Sass battles for possesion against freshman Bradley defender Alexei Davies-Campbell during a game at the Butler Bowl Friday. Sass played all 90 minutes and had two shots in Butler’s 4-1 loss to the Braves.

Soccer falters versus Bradley

By Zach Ervin sports staff writer The broken scoreboard wasn’t the only thing out of sync at the Butler Bowl Friday afternoon. The Butler University men’s soccer team dug itself a 3-0 hole before falling to Bradley 4-1 in front of a large seasonopening crowd. The pre-season No. 21 Bulldogs (0-1) never were able to gain any sizable momentum after the Braves (2-0) scored just six minutes into the game on a free kick by senior forward Christian Meza. The Braves’ second goal followed 10 minutes later, with a 35-yard strike from Bradley senior forward Brian Gaul. The goal snuck in the upper right corner of the net, and the Bulldogs seemed taken off guard by the bold strike. “The second goal was just clutch,” senior defenseman JC Aikenhead said.

Down by a pair, the Bulldogs turned up the pressure for the remainder of the first half. But a turnover followed by a lob pass over Butler defenders forced sophomore goalkeeper Jon Dawson to come out of the box. Gaul was able to chip it over Dawson to give the Braves a 3-0 lead. Just six minutes later, however, junior forward Austin Oldham provided the Bulldogs and those in attendance with a glimmer of hope. Oldham juggled the ball past two defenders, settled it on open space and fired a strike past the outstretched arms of Bradley’s sophomore goalkeeper Brian Billings and into the back of the net. The goal pulled the Bulldogs within two before the half. “Austin’s goal was a touch of magic,” Butler head coach Paul Snape said. While Bradley countered the Bulldogs’ pressure with great goalkeeping,

freshman defenseman Alexei DaviesCampbell delivered a fourth goal for the Braves in the 57th minute, putting the game out of reach for good. While the 21-8 advantage in shots was one positive that the team could take away from the game, fouls and poor defending hurt the Bulldogs. “Our biggest problems were lack of discipline on defense, too many fouls and not taking away their options,” Snape said. Next the Bulldogs will face Snape’s former school, No. 9 Michigan. “We just need to work on keeping the ball out of our net, defending and really bringing the intensity,” Aikenhead said. Butler will face off against the Wolverines Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich., as part of the Michigan Invitational. The Bulldogs also will take on Oakland Sunday in the same invitational.



OVERTIME: Little Leaguers don’t need pay COLIN LIKAS

The Little League World Series is a great experience for young baseball players and a fun time for those watching at home.

There are thousands of people, both in and out of America, who can relate to the thrill and heartbreak caused by participating in sports as a child. The Series is a refreshing deviation from the professional games shown on ESPN. However, there are those, such as Yahoo! Sports writer Dan Wetzel, who want the LLWS to bear a stronger resemblance to Major League Baseball by paying those who play in it. Any decision to pay the children who play in the LLWS would be a wrong one. There is absolutely no

reason to pay kids, ranging from ages 10-13, who are taking part in a game that their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents previously played just to be outside. I realize these kids are on a huge stage that is making a boatload of money. According to Wetzel, Little League Baseball made $5.6 million off of the LLWS plus another $3.7 million from broadcast rights fees. LLB’s partner in moneymaking, ESPN, is a $38.1 billion company. However, just because there is money to be given away does not mean it should be.

GIVE ‘EM A SHOW: Dugout, the official mascot of the Little League World Series, dances with boys from the Mid-Atlantic team during this year’s series. Dugout has attempted to ease the nerves of players under the Series spotlight since 1985. (Photo from MCT)

I am sure there are thousands of out-of-work Americans who would forge the date on their birth certificate, grab a glove and run to Williamsport, Pa., (where the LLWS is held each year) if they knew there was a wad of cash waiting for them every time they played in a televised game. This apparently excess money can and should go toward more important things. It should not go to kids who, once they got paid, would believe that making money in life is as easy as playing baseball. Many kids grow up dreaming of becoming the next big athlete. The cold, hard truth is that a career in athletics is not likely for a great majority of children. This includes the ones who play in the LLWS. More of those kids will end up with a desk job than a professional sports career. So why should each child be handed hundreds or even thousands of dollars after each televised game? Because the amount of money a family spends to put its child

through the tournament is a financial blow? Ideally, LLB or ESPN would cover travel costs for all of the kids who play in the Series. Plus, parents are willing to pay ludicrous amounts of money to see their child’s dreams come true. It is not a negative, it is just a fact. Because it will help put the child through college? It certainly could help, but there is no telling how much said child will need to get through college in the future, or how his family might treat the funds before that time comes. There is no need to pay 12-yearolds to play baseball, no matter where they are from. Finding a way to offset the costs of competing for the LLWS crown is a different topic, but writing checks on the side for players should not occur. Kids do not need to be confronted with delusions. Let them play ball and then go to school to get prepared for the real world. Let them play the game they love for exactly that reason. Contact sports co-editor Colin Likas at

SWEET EMOTION: Dalton Carriker (left) enjoys his championship winning home run against the team from Japan in the 2007 Little League World Series. (Photo from MCT)

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Arts fellowships awarded

Five from Butler community honored with grants By Caitlin O’Rourke A&E Editor The Butler University community received high honors in April when five campus faces received Creative Renewal Arts Fellowships. The $10,000 fellowships­— supported by the Lilly Endowment— were awarded to Professors Diane Timmerman and Rob Koharchik of the theater department, Professor Cynthia Pratt of the dance department, Professor Chris Forhan of the English department and Elise Kushigian, executive director of Clowes Memorial Hall. There were 37 recipients overall. Pratt, Timmerman and Koharchik are receiving the award for the second time. “Faculty members at Butler are leaders in the artistic community in Indianapolis, and I think it is fabulous that this has been recognized and acknowledged,” Pratt said. Timmerman said she plans to use the grant to advance her photography skills and use them to shape her theater pieces. “Unlike most grants where one needs to stick to a strict schedule and produce specific outcomes, the fellowship allows artists to let projects unfold,” Timmerman said. “I am truly enjoying learning more about photography and am excited to see where the fellowship takes me.” She said she ultimately will produce a theater piece that involves photography, but she doesn’t want to rush a product during a “fellowship period that is all about process.” Koharchik plans to visit the Watermill Center in New York. The center, according to its website, supports projects that mix genres and art forms from diverse viewpoints and which “break traditional forms of representation and cultural specifics.” Koharchik has not visited the center yet, but hopes to sometime this fall. He also said he’d like to meet founder Robert Wilson. Over in the dance depart-

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Creative Renewal Fellow Cynthia Pratt practices with her dance class. The grant allowed Pratt to travel to Massachusetts to see Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. She also hopes to travel to New York with the grant. Pratt will be receiving the award for the second time, along with Diane Timmerman and Rob Koharchik. ment, Pratt was able to visit Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival this summer. The festival received the National Medal of Arts in March, the highest arts award given by the U.S. government. Held in Massachusetts, thousands worldwide travel to see more than 50 dance companies and 200 free performances. “As much as I love Indianapolis, it is easy to get cut off from the big picture of dance that is being created outside of the Midwest,” Pratt said. “Going to the Pillow gave me access to some very inspiring works.” Pratt hopes to take one more trip using the grant, possibly to New York or back to the festival.

Forhan’s project is homebased. Forhan is writing a memoir that deals with questions about his father, who committed suicide when Forhan was 14. Forhan has been tracing his father’s roots, which also has meant finding out about his mother’s life, which, he said, has its “own remarkable dramas and sorrows and secrets.” At this time, he said he is trying to organize all of his research coherently. He does not have many paragraphs written but does have hundreds of pages of notes. Kushigian said she felt especially honored by the award as she said the fellowship tends to go to artists rather than arts administra-

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tors. Her goal is to “once again become an audience member” and experience “live performing arts from a novice point of view.” Currently, she is researching what is available to her, such as the New Orleans Folk and Jazz Festival and premieres in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Fellowship recipients said they are eager to share their experiences with their students, while Kushigian said she hopes to pass on her experiences to the university community as a whole. “It is further confirmation of how talented and creatively engaged the people at Butler are,” Forhan said.

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Creative Renewal Fellow Diane Timmerman engages her students in her Acting 3 class.

We’re all eager to hear about President Danko’s new plans for the university. We wanted to know what kind of guy he was too, though, so we asked him what’s entertaining him while he’s planning Butler’s future.

BU President Jim Danko’s picks for music, TV and movies

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COPHS illustrates its world


By Pete Weldy Staff Writer Childhood consists of many blissful elements: Candyland, the zoo and Sesame Street to name a few. The subject of pharmacy typically gets left off the list. But one College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences professor at Butler University wants to help kids understand what it means to be a pharmacist by writing a children’s book. Erin Albert, assistant professor of pharmacy, came up with the idea for a children’s book after discussing the idea with her colleagues, many of whom are young mothers. “I thought it would be awesome to demonstrate the value of pharmacy to younger children,” Albert said. It’s an idea that three colleges are behind. The Jordan College of Fine Arts, College of Education and COPHS are working together to make this idea a reality. And although the idea is Albert’s, the book itself will be put together by three students from each college, including Stacey Scheidler, who is in her sixth year at COPHS. “When this opportunity presented itself, I jumped right on it,” Scheidler said. “I have worked in a pharmacy for the past four years, and knew that I would be able to provide information regarding how to portray a pharmacist to a child, what a

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Photo by Maria Porter Julie Bickel, Amber Anderson and Laura Kramer discuss illustrations for the upcoming pharmacy book for children. Students from the Colleges of Education and COPHS and the Jordan College of Fine Arts are collaborating project.

child might remember from being in a pharmacy or how pharmacists relate medications and prescriptions to children.” The story follows a young boy as he gets sick, visits the doctor and goes to a pharmacy with a prescription in hand. On the way, the boy learns that pharmacists are there to help him. “Children should not be afraid of pharmacists,” Al-

bert said. “They help make sick people better.” The tale will be told with rhymes and illustrations— Dr. Seuss style. “The ultimate goal is to relate what a pharmacist does on a daily basis to a child in hopes of the child becoming a pharmacist in the future,” Scheidler said. “A lot of children grow up want[ing] to be a doctor or a firefighter,” said Laura

Kramer, a senior strategic communication major who is volunteering on the project. Many children do not have a basic understanding of pharmacy or how it helps people, Kramer said. Through colorful images and clever rhymes, children will be able to understand easily the world of pharmacy and hopefully inspire them to want to learn more. Working on the book has

been a group effort, which Scheidler said has not always been easy, but the efforts are going to pay off. “We have created a great book so far and will continue to work hard until the book is sent to the publisher,” Scheidler said. The gang of nine is working to meet a Dec. 15 publishing deadline. Their hope is to have the book printed and available by May.


Why You Should Go: The number of food trucks has grown exponentially. This festival will have the best of the best when it comes to curbside cuisine. Expect Mabel on the Move, Fat Sammie’s Ciao Wagon and more. For the 21 and over crowd, there will an “eclectic” mix of beers and brews from MillerCoors. Be sure to stop by as you head to First Friday on Massachusetts Avenue or after you finish classes that day. Don’t worry if you’re heading home this weekend though: this event will be happening every First Friday.

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Nun and author speaks on life and death “Dead Man Walking” author contributes to class and inspires theater performance By Anne Carpenter Asst. A&E Editor Although Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic Sister in the Congregation of St. Joseph order is coming to Butler University next week to discuss of capital punishment, her talk, is about much more: answering a call to act in the world. Inspired by her impoverished home state of Louisiana, Prejean wanted to make a difference by living with the Prejean poor, learning their struggle and giving them a voice. She later discovered a calling to work with inmates on death row. “Helen Prejean shows us all what a difference one person can make,” said Professor of Music Peter Alexander. “[She shows us] how opening one’s self to difficult, even horrendous experiences can ultimately make a huge difference.” Prejean’s talk will be held in the Atherton Union Reilly Room Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. She is the author of “Dead Man Walking” and “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.” Both of these works are based on her lifelong passion for giv-

Helen Prejean shows us all what a difference one person can opening one’s self to difficult, even horrendous experiences can make a huge difference. -Music Professor Peter Alexander ing death row inmates a voice and illuminating their plight. Her life’s work is “something to be celebrated” said Alexander, and her advocacy sheds light on an issue that has long been in the dark. As part of her visit, Prejean will kick off an honors course at Butler entitled “Dead Man Walking,” taught by Alexander. It examines capital punishment through the lens of varied mediums, including film, literature, ethics, politics and social science. This is the third semester for the class and Judith Cebula, director for the Butler Center for Faith and Vocation, is optimistic. “It’s going to be a great class,” Cebula said. “To have it

kicked off with Sister Helen is just tremendous.” Alexander said the class has changed a little from last semester in that the focus will be more on issues of innocence, but it will continue to examine how capital punishment influences the lives of convicts, prison guards and officials and victims’ families. Combined with the course, a performance of “The Exonerated” will take place Monday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Lilly Hall Theater. The performance is directed by Theater Department Chair William Fisher. The script of “The Exonerated” uses the actual words of inmates who were found innocent after years on death row. Prejean’s has served as a spiritual adviser to six inmates on death row since 1981 and has witnessed all of their executions. Her experiences are what make up the contents of “Dead Man Walking,” also made into a feature film in 1995. Prejean’s talk is about answering a call to action and contributing to society in a meaningful way. Some view her ability to humanize inmates often depicted as monsters illustrates Prejean’s dedication to making a difference in the world. “Each of us has a chance to tune into how we are being called to make a difference in the world when we hear someone else tell her own story,” Cebula said. “And Sister’s story is pretty amazing.”

Don’t be afraid of the dark—seriously By Sara Pruzin Print Managing Editor “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” falls victim to every cliché in the horror movie repertoire. There’s a creepy house with a hidden past, a troubled and precocious little girl who doesn’t fit in, an evil stepmother, and of course, a crotchety gardener who knows all the secrets.

The movie begins with Sally (Bailee Madison) moving to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) at a Rhode Island estate they’re renovating. Soon after, Sally becomes intrigued and then haunted by creatures in the house’s dormant furnace. Just about anyone can mostly predict how it goes from there. But audiences expect more than the routine from writer

Don’t be afraid of the dark movie Review This scary movie does not scare. Predictability, lame creatures, an unoriginal plot and an awful twist leave the audience more afraid of the movie than the dark.

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and producer Guillermo del Toro. His visually stunning beasts and landscapes in films like “Pan’s Labyrinth” captivated audiences while building the magic of the plot. Each new creature and scene in that film added to the overall wonder and intrigue of what would happen next. In “Don’t Be Afraid,” the best scares and even the identity of the creatures are given away in the trailer, which loosens the tension. The best scary movies offer glimpses of unseen forces and creatures while waiting most of the runtime to reveal them—this movie let them out before viewers ever paid the ticket price. There are a few cringeinducing moments that are done well, especially some involving teeth that made most audience members squirm. There also is a flicker of hope for what the movie

could have been in scenes where Sally is left alone with the creatures. Pearce’s role as the stern father who’s convinced his daughter is just having trouble adjusting is another cliché that he can’t act his way out of. Madison and Holmes are fine, making their characters sympathetic and believable, but neither of their performances rises above the hackneyed plot. The set up of “Don’t Be Afraid” should have allowed del Toro and director Troy Nixey to craft some good scares and memorable images. While the special effects are seamless, the inspiration behind them is lacking. The ending leaves room for a strong conclusion, but the final twist elicits groans instead of gasps. Like the rest of the movie, it comes off as an attempt to get away from the horror movie norm that doesn’t hit the mark.

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Katie Holmes may shine in her role, but her performance doesn’t rise above the predictable plot.




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OUR POINT THIS WEEK: The decision to prevent groups and Greek houses from meeting during Welcome Week is an outdated rule. VOTE: | 32-0

Hardly a Welcome Week for Greeks, groups Of the 150 student organizations at Butler University, only Greek organizations were reminded to not host any events during Welcome Week, which has caused more shock and surprise than Welcome Week itself. Greek presidents received an email from Becky Druetzler, director of Greek affairs and orientation programs, dictating that the houses were not to have any social events of a formal or informal nature so that freshmen could remain focused on the events of Welcome Week. We at The Butler Collegian find this move by the administration to be brash and unnecessary. Irene Stevens, dean of student life, said this policy has been in place for at least the last 15 years and applies to all organizations. While the administration argues that the rule exists to keep freshmen focused on the campus, it seems contradictory to the close atmosphere that Butler is known for. It is claimed that the email was sent specifically to Greek houses to “remind them” of the rules, even though it reads more like an accusation. It is unacceptable that only Greek organizations were reminded. It makes it seem as though the only organizations corrupting freshmen during Welcome Week are Greek houses. In addition, multiple student organizations—apart from Greek houses—use the first week of classes to recruit new members. The fact that the Welcome Week rule has been in place for 15 years is superfluous because the university is blatantly preventing student organizations from meeting and organiz-

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ing before the school year starts. The hindrance of any student organization—including Greeks—during Welcome Week is not only preposterous but also counterproductive. It’s time for the rule to change. The administration encourages freshmen to become immersed in Butler’s culture but then pulls the opportunistic rug from beneath their feet by prohibiting student organizations from meeting. Butler can’t have its cake and eat it too in this case. The administration can’t deny Greek houses and student organizations the right to meet but overwhelmingly endorse Welcome Week activities. They need to maintain consistency in their decisionmaking across the board. How does Butler expect student groups to portray a welcoming and diverse image to freshmen if they were never allowed the opportunity to organize and prepare for Welcome Week? The free time students have the week before classes is a rare commodity. Everyone’s schedule aligns more easily than when groups are forced to wait until classes start. Then schedules become hectic and groups have to exchange productive meetings for hurried rendezvous. Photo by Taylor Cox Student groups need more than Freshmen become acclimated at Butler with a slew of university-sponsored events, a few harried hours before Block but didn’t allow on-campus organizations and Greeks ample time for preparation. Party to organize and assemble their organization. The administration should understand that student can avoid this rule. During Welcome activities as the most crucial comorganizations will not lure freshmen Week, Druetzler’s email explained ponent of a freshman’s first week at away from Welcome Week. If any- that if any student organization were college, socializing is just as importhing, these organizations would to request a space, its request would tant. help students acclimate to the uni- have been denied. Student organizations need to feel versity faster. Butler needs to work on embrac- free and available to meet, organize Student organizations also have ing all student organizations, even and recruit within Butler, and this to arrange to save an event space for during Welcome Week. Although the year, their options were decidedly any reason, whereas Greek houses university may view Welcome Week more limited.

Policy causes more harm than good when it leads students to seek parties off campus Now that Welcome Week is over, here are some tips for new students who choose to socialize past 9 p.m.


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-If you choose to go out, don’t go alone. Bring friends and let others know where you will be at all times.


utler University welcomed freshmen last week by curtailing their ability to fraternize with other student groups on campus. All Greek house presidents received an email from Becky Druetzler, director of greek affairs and orientation programs, explaining that there were to be no social gatherings of any nature during Welcome Week. While this email claimed to be in the spirit of keeping freshmen students on campus, it concerns me that the safety of freshmen may have been jeopardized anyway. Freshman Maddie Biscocho ended up finding her own entertainment after Welcome Week activities. “I walked around and explored the campus and neighborhoods,” Biscocho said. Although Biscocho didn’t involve herself in any dangerous activities, other students might have. Who is to say that bored freshmen didn’t wander off Butler’s campus looking for something else to do in Indianapolis? The issue here is bigger than students drinking on campus. It is an issue of safety. It’s crucial that freshmen feel safe to experiment on Butler’s campus, where they have resources and options for help if something were to go wrong. Irene Stevens, dean of student life, said, “We want to help them in their transition by letting them get acclimated as a group.” However, how can the freshman class become acclimated if they aren’t allowed to explore the full campus?

-If you do drink alcoholic beverages, do so slowly and pace yourself.

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Butler needs to provide more late-night programming to rival campus parties. Butler frequently has described itself as a bubble. It seems within the first week Butler pushed new students away. This is bothersome. I understand that Butler wants freshmen to stay engaged in Good Clean Fun activities, but not every student fits that mold. Parties will be thrown and students will attend. Stevens said the Welcome Week rule has been in place for 15 years. Then why is it being seriously implemented now? Why is the solution to keep freshmen more focused on the university to shut down 150 student organizations that help these freshmen become involved? It is claimed that Greeks were targeted in this case because they do not have to apply for an event space. If one were needed, they would be

able to use their respective houses. However, if another non-Greek student organization were to request a room, their request would have been denied. Welcome Week events, of course, were openly encouraged. Although the university does provide freshmen with a wealth of activities to participate in during the day, they have their nights to themselves and when there are no other student-led activities, students end up making their own fun. Fortunately, resident assistants in the various residence halls helped freshmen find things to do at night. “We did stuff like laundry parties, also known as fountain-hopping,” Biscocho said. Although it’s good that Butler is still attempting to give freshmen something to do outside of Welcome

-Keep a local cab company’s number in your phone and cash in your pocket in case you need a ride home that night if you’re leaving Butler’s campus. -Don’t be afraid to call BUPD, and have their number on speed dial. (940-9396) -MCT

Week activities, it is important that they continue to include all student organizations along with new students so that freshmen are given a better opportunity to interact with new groups and friends. While I understand the university’s approach and their desire to keep the freshmen involved in Welcome Week events, shutting down possible outlets of socialization is unacceptable. After all, Butler constantly preaches that the size of our campus is advantageous. If we don’t allow freshmen to interact with the plethora of groups at their disposal, we are not only hindering their opportunities, we are hindering a chance to tighten the Butler community. Contact opinion editor Alexa Smith at



Butler needs to refine dual-hire policy JAMES HANNA

been popular on campus. Professor Jeanne VanTyle experienced resistance from fellow faculty members when she and her husband, who already were employed by the university, got married. That was in 1982. Now, along with hiring President Jim Danko, the university also hired his wife, Bethanie Danko, an immensely qualified woman who will serve Butler well as a university relations associate. Clearly, things have changed. But before we green light every spousal hire, consider tuition rates. Butler’s tuition rates have increased 252 percent since 1989, according to a recent Indianapolis Star article. Last year alone, The



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Academic couples are more common than ever. Butler University has seen a rise in academic couples too, and our hiring policies should change to reflect it. Doubtless, academic couples have a lot to offer a university, including bridging otherwise academically distant disciplines. But we need to make sure that when a partner is hired that the person is fulfilling the university’s needs, and not just the other way around. Academic couples make up about 36 percent of professors at American universities, according to a Stanford University report by the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research. The report adds that dual hires at universities have increased from 3 percent in the 1970s to 13 percent in the 2000s. Today there are an estimated 16 married couples and domestic partners serving Butler. Elaine Johnson, director of compensation and organizational development, said she was unable to release a comprehensive list of couples employed by the university. She added in an email that Butler has a policy called “Simultaneous Employment of Family Members,” but it merely states that the university can not limit the hiring of family members. As we previously reported, academic couples haven’t always

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290 meal plan: $8.98

180 meal plan: $13.92 75 meal plan: $6.80 50 meals: $7.50

Campus dining should perfect simple meals instead of trying a wide variety of exotic dishes. Search online for Butler University’s dining options, and one of the first hits directs you to www., Aramark’s campus dining website. The home page is framed with

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Butler Collegian reported a tuition increase of more than 4 percent. Arguments made in favor of these increases usually hinge on keeping a university competitive. Universities must attract talented faculty to improve their reputation and ranking. While skilled educators attract the best students, the university grows stronger as a whole. Basically, it’s a trickle-down theory of education. Spend money at the top, and the results will be felt at the bottom. It’s all about remaining competitive in a competitive market. Now, consider that this is a similar theory applied to the hiring of a spouse. The university, in order


a seductive quesadilla, juicy burgers and an apple so shiny it’ll burn your retinas. So why don’t we see these dishes at Butler? But the real problem isn’t a sin-

*flex dollars factored out gle dish, or even the kinds of stations that are offered. Look at any successful restaurant. The best places don’t succeed because of huge variety, but because they do what they do very well. Obviously, Atherton Union shouldn’t be replaced with a Burger King—some variety is a

to attract the best faculty and administrators, may also hire their spouses. Of course, there are not jobs for everyone. And the university can’t afford to hire anyone unqualified. No business can. That’s where the hiring policy comes in to play. What we need is a policy and a program to assist academic couples when one is hired by the university. The program would not guarantee job placement for the other at Butler or anywhere else, but would help both partners in their overall relocation. Butler wants to have things both ways—to be both a community of caring and a competitive busi-

good thing. But doing simple things well will lead to more satisfied munching and less confused staring. There’s enough of the latter already. Think about how popular grilled cheese days are. Listen in any of the cafeterias on campus, and it seems that many Bulldogs are complaining about the food. Check the comment boards, and the anonymous quotes can, on occasion, get openly hostile. Students often are seen taking a first bite of a dish and promptly retiring it to the trash can. On the first day of class, for example, I sampled a fish stick and immediately decided against ingesting any more of it. It’s not all bad. Over the two years I’ve been here, there have been several improvements. The dreaded coffee of last year has been replaced with Starbucks brews—and the contrast couldn’t be better. There also have been some odd decisions, like the occasional tank of vegetable-infused water at the hydration station. The point isn’t that cucumbers in ice are gross. To each his or her own. The problem with the food is not variety, or even necessarily execution. It takes real skill and attentiveness to pull off a lot of the dishes that are served in the cafeterias. And then they sit under heat lamps. Dining services has to balance

ness—two goals that are not always compatible. Businesses often play a zerosum game. If you win, you keep playing. If you lose, game over. A university must walk a finer line than that, however. Students’ educations continue for years after leaving a university. And one thing everyone wants is for the value of that education to increase. Yet without a dual-hire policy, Butler risks missing out on talented scholars who could make Butler even better. Because, really, why can’t we be a competitive community of caring? Contact asst. opinion editor James Hanna at

taste with the demands of a lunch rush and the long crawl afterwards. They have to cater to glutenfree, allergen-free, and vegetarian diets as well. Stacey Puck, general manager of dining services for Aramark at Butler, understands a lot of student complaints. “If I had to eat McDonalds 10 times a week, I’d get bored,” she said. Puck said dining services has a captive audience but accepts as many suggestions as they can. And when they don’t, Puck says, they do their best to explain why they can’t. Aramark’s culinary department releases a suggested menu for each station for every semester, Puck said. They dictate which dishes should be served, but dining services can petition to change the menu. So expect mashed potato bowl days to return to Atherton soon, Puck said. If students want a better experience, Puck suggested a variety of ways that they can help to affect change in their dining options. Send feedback to food@butler. edu or to Council on Presidential Affairs meetings (a part of Student Government Association) and fill out comment cards. Contact asst. opinion editor Jeremy Algate at

Angry we missed the scoop? Have an opinion of your own? Send letters to the editor to We’d love to print your rants and raves. Keep it classy and see page 10 for guidelines. What do you think of having Zipcars on campus?

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“What’s a Zipcar?”

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“I just heard about this yesterday, and it sounds like a good idea.”

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“Zipcars...I don’t even know what they are, but they sound awesome.” John Evans Senior





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