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December 4, 2009

Race car program funds refueled for another year

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UNM’s race car building team won’t have to skid to a stop after all. The Formula Society of Automotive Engineers is an annual international collegiate engineering competition that allows students to design and build their own race cars. Arup Maji, interim dean of the School of Engineering, put the UNM 18-month FSAE program in jeopardy in October when he did not commit the $30,000 needed for the 2011 team’s summer session. At the time, Maji cited budget problems as the reason for the cut. However, students in the mechanical engineering department changed Maji’s mind and secured the funds last month. Professor John Russell said that without the contribution, the mechanical engineering department could not continue the program unless it changed the curriculum. The $30,000 is paid to Russell as his summer salary. He said the continuity of the program was his highest priority throughout the controversy. “It’s not about my summer salary,” Russell said. “It’s about funding a program that runs continuously and is bigger than just the course.” The program receives average to below average funding compared to similar programs at other schools, Russell said. On Nov. 11, about 40 to 50 engineering students spoke with Maji to voice their disappointment about not committing the $30,000. Student Joseph Conroy, project manager of the FSAE team, organized the meeting. Daniel Hulsbos / Daily Lobo Andres Salazar examines a strip of film in the dark room in the Art Building on Wednesday. The film shows a progression from old to new Albuquerque homes. Salazar, a senior, was working on black and white negatives for a final class project.

Conroy said that in the meeting, students from past, present and future teams said they support the program and Russell. Maji changed his decision about the funding cut immediately after the meeting. “It was very good to see their enthusiasm and ownership of the program,” he said. “If students don’t have ownership, if they didn’t care, that’s less incentive for us to think twice about something.” Maji said his decision was also influenced by gaining a better grasp of the School of Engineering’s budget. Russell said the students’ initiative could apply to other situations outside the classroom. “I was very happy with the students’ ability to defend a project, as if they were in the real world,” Russell said. While everything was up in the air, Russell said he worried that sponsors would withhold their funding. Susan Unser, co-founder of the Unser Children’s Discovery Center and Racing Museum, said that when she and other sponsors heard that the UNM program was in trouble, they sent a letter to each member of the Board of Regents and President David Schmidly. “We wanted to encourage everyone and the president of the University and the Board of Regents to support Dr. Russell in his dedication of the FSAE program,” she said. Unser said she and her husband gave about $4,000 to the program and will fund FSAE as long as it is at UNM. Now, with the 2011 team guaranteed enough money to continue the program, Maji said the

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Chief legal officer leaves No check on tile company’s background University for PNM post by Tricia Remark Daily Lobo

UNM didn’t ask Vernon Tile for any past work experience or qualifications before the company completed the tile work at Johnson’s Olympic pool, said Robert Notary, Johnson pool project manager. The tiles around Johnson’s Olympic pool are already coming up and cracking, and the pool remodel was completed in March. Notary said qualifications from Vernon Tile weren’t required because the pool deck tiling was a small project in the renovation. The tiles surrounding the pool cost $114,600 of the $5,667,000 renovation. “The tile contractor was a lesser amount of work than what we considered we needed to have a pre-qualification on,” Notary said.

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“Hindsight is 20/20. Certainly at this point I wish we would have pre-qualified the tile installer.” Representatives from Vernon Tile declined to comment. Notary said UNM required qualifications and past experience from three other companies who completed 90 percent of the remodeling. UNM chose K. L. House Construction to oversee the full remodel, and Vernon Tile works under K. L. House as a subcontractor. K. L. House was the least expensive of the three companies that applied to do the renovation. However, Vernon Tile, selected by K.L. House, offered the most expensive quote for the tile project, according to documents provided the UNM Purchasing Department. President of K. L. House, Michael Brogdon, said Vernon Tile is a reputable company.

“Vernon tile has been around for many, many years,” Brogdon said. “They’re very qualified to do this. I’ve worked with them before and we haven’t had an issue.” Brogdon said his company still isn’t sure what is making the tiles crack and come up, even though they’ve been trying to fix the tiles for several months. K. L. House is set to repair all tile damages over winter break from Dec. 19 through Jan. 4. “We know that people walking on it with just their bare feet can’t be breaking the tile,” Brogdon said. “We’re just trying to determine why this tile is shattering the way it is.” Notary said K. L. House promised UNM all construction will be finished before students come back for the spring semester.

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Staff Report Daily Lobo

Patrick Apodaca, University counsel, is leaving UNM for a senior legal and executive position at PNM, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider. Apodaca, a Harvard graduate, served as an associate counsel for President Carter from 1977 to 1981 and served as University counsel since 2006. Apodaca said he expected to work at UNM until his retirement, but then he got an offer from PNM. “I had every plan to stay at UNM as University counsel,” he said. “The reason I accepted the PNM job is because it really is a tremendous career advancement opportunity. I am, in addition to being the general counsel, a senior vice president,

which means a senior executive of the company. A handful of senior executives run the company.” Apodaca serves as chief legal officer to the University. UNM President David Schmidly told UNM Today that Apodaca assisted the University in legal dimensions on a wide variety of issues. “A large public research university with a health sciences component is truly a complex enterprise, and our attorneys are called upon to assist in a wide range of issues and transactions,” Schmidly said. “Patrick has built an office with great expertise in a remarkable range of disciplines.” Apodaca said the national search to replace PNM’s counsel Patrick Ortiz began in June. Apodaca said he tossed his name in for

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Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band • Krzysztof Zimowksi (violin) • Divali Dancers: Shreya Dabeer, Shreya Wigh, Sonal Sian • Don Rood (piano) • Jay Blea (drums) • Debi Johnson (vocalist) • St. Martin’s/Holy Rosary Choir • Susi Wolf (children’s storyteller) • Dr. Mohan Sapori and Dr. Samir Roy (sitar and tabla) Daniel Hulsbos / Daily Lobo In his office in Scholes Hall on Wednesday, Patrick Apodaca discusses his time as University counsel at UNM. Apodaca is leaving UNM for a senior legal and executive position at PNM, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider.

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mechanical engineering department should be more active in approaching additional stakeholders to get more funding. Russell said a stable flow of money is just as important as large sums of money being donated at a time, and he said the department is looking for new sources of funding. “It is very difficult to raise money in Albuquerque for lack of corporate headquarters who make the decisions,� Russell said. Still, Russell said the FSAE

students are likely to keep up the momentum of their success. “The students seem more enthusiastic than ever,� he said. FSAE member Joseph Taglialegami said he and his fellow future FSAE participants are glad to finally have a chance to build their own race car. “I’ve been planning on doing this for three years, and it was definitely a relief when we got it back,� he said.

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Letters Daily Lobo should dig deeper into IT printing fee policy Editor, The reason the 80 percent cutoff point for establishing the 250 pages per semester free printing limit at the computer labs is flawed (80 percent of students printed out less than 250 pages) is because it puts people who print out 251 pages in the same category as those who print out excessive amounts (10,000, as one student did). The policy-setters have thus determined that 251 pages equals excess, and also decided to literally tax or raise tuition for those students who printed between 251 and whatever real excess is. The policy makers have failed to really determine what is excess, since 251 is obviously not excess. Additionally, the 250page limit discriminates against non-math, non-science and non-engineering students, and graduate students, because their course work necessitates more printing from all the research and writing. As a graduate student, my instructor listed about 12 journal articles as class resources. We were required to print out two, and encouraged to print out more. Studies concluded about 20 years ago that reading comprehension is greater from the printed page compared to the computer screen page. Given the useful academic tools of highlighting and making notes in the margin, as well as class discussion, limiting resources to online viewing is not logical, tenable or desirable. We were also required to print out and distribute short summaries and bibliographies to other students. Additionally, this instructor required two copies of the final research paper. You should obtain the statistics from IT showing all pages printed by students for the last couple of fall and spring semesters. You can do this without requesting students’ names. Then you can put the data into charts and graphs and determine a true excess number. You can also determine how much revenue IT/UNM would collect once the $0.08 per page charge for over 250 pages goes into effect. You can correct for deterrent effect, obviously, the person printing 10,000 copies probably for a favorite nonprofit organization or self-aggrandizement, will not be printing out any at $0.08 per page. Others may also be more conservative. Is this just a way for IT to supplement its operating budget in times of funding cutbacks? You can also suggest, from this data, what is truly excessive. If IT doesn’t voluntarily give you the info, you can request it via an Inspection of Public Records Act request. Robin G. Wakeland UNM student Editor’s note: The Daily Lobo appreciates this idea and will follow up. Thank you.

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Nation needs to support the war by Eric McInteer

Daily Lobo guest columnist Americans are facing a dangerous situation with the war in Afghanistan, and students at the University of New Mexico need to be part of the national dialogue. History has shown that the American public tends to respond to military interventions overseas in one of three predictable ways. The first response, when a war is going poorly, is isolationism — or what its supporters like to call “non-interventionism.” This message of “it’s time to bring the troops home” tends to resonate on liberal university campuses but fails to take into account the interconnected nature of national security challenges that we face in the 21st century. The second response in a post-9/11 world is excessive anti-terrorism, which replaced the excessive anti-communism that was so prevalent during the Cold War. This entails the aggressive application of unilateral military force with little regard for the potential long-term consequences of a protracted ground war. The war in Vietnam was sold on the premise that we were fighting communism and failure in Vietnam would result in a domino effect with disastrous consequences for Southeast Asia. As it turned out, the domino effect was a false presumption just as weapons of mass destruction were a false pretext used to sell the Iraq War to the American public. Supporters of excessive anti-terrorism tend to be nationalistic and suffer from group thinking. The third response is what political scientists call liberal interventionism. Plainly put, this means using the American military to launch nation-building campaigns

overseas to promote American values such as democracy, human rights and free markets. Nation-building sometimes succeeds and sometimes fails — it’s a roll of the dice. None of these traditional approaches will work in Afghanistan. Isolationism won’t work because Afghanistan shares a fluid border with Pakistan — a potentially unstable regime with poorly secured nuclear weapons. American withdrawal from Afghanistan would strengthen the Taliban and likely lead to extremist elements securing nuclear weapons and using them on American or allied soil. Excessive anti-terrorism won’t work because of the need to launch a campaign marked by military precision and winning hearts and minds. This war has to be fought village to village in mountainous terrain with boots on the ground and sound judgment, rather than reckless ideology that overstretches our military and destabilizes Pakistan. Liberal interventionism won’t work because no military force since Alexander the Great has managed to successfully occupy Afghanistan and engage in nation building. The country is worse than a quagmire — it’s a death trap that has defeated every foreign force arrogant enough to defy human history. President Obama has outlined a military strategy that avoids the pitfalls outlined above and every student at UNM needs to support continued military efforts in Afghanistan. Thirty thousand additional American soldiers are being deployed to complete a narrowly defined mission: To disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaida and its extremist allies. There will be those who criticize the President for taking too long to reach a decision, not sending enough soldiers and setting a time line for withdrawal. Personally I

prefer a faster and more robust military response with withdrawal dictated by the situation on the ground, but the important thing is that we are moving in the right direction. Democrats need to recognize that this is not another Vietnam; this is a war of necessity, and we must press forward. Republicans need to recognize that pouncing on the President over Afghanistan for political gain is dangerous. We need to strengthen his resolve and ensure that isolationists do not succeed in cutting off funding to our soldiers. The bottom line is that the presence of nuclear weapons in Pakistan mandates national unity in the war in Afghanistan. We cannot afford to fail in Afghanistan, or retribution may come in the form of a mushroom cloud. Public opinion is the only political force powerful enough to stop the American military from succeeding and students at UNM are part of the political process. We need to act like adults and recognize that failure is not an option here. We may disagree on the details of President Obama’s recently outlined strategy, but politics need to stop at the ocean’s edge when nuclear weapons are involved. We have to stick together on the issue of Afghanistan, regardless of domestic political interests to safeguard our families. Our voices, as demonstrated by the last election, matter and we cannot succumb to petty partisanship on this issue. It’s time to put country first, set aside party identification, and support the war in Afghanistan. UNM student Eric McInteer co-hosts a conservative AM talk-radio show called “Framers of the Future” on 1050 KTBL on Saturdays at 8 a.m.


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UNM women’s head coach Don Flanagan wants the Lobos to remain patient in the face of Texas Tech. The Lobos (5-2) will need all the offensive patience in West Texas on Saturday when UNM heads east to duel with the Lady Raiders on Saturday. “We have been successful when we’re patient,” Flanagan said. “I think our man-to-man offense, at this point right now, has been pretty successful if we make a few passes.” The Lady Raiders (6-1) are in the midst of a seven-game home stretch at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas. This is the 13th head-to-head matchup between UNM and Texas Tech. The Lobos have won two of their last three games against the Lady Raiders, including a 54-48 victory in Albuquerque in December 2008. UNM sophomore Lauren Taylor said she is ready to take another short road trip after a win (92-85) over in-state rival New Mexico State on Wednesday. But Taylor said playing at an opponent’s arena can be a little nervewracking. “Especially for the freshmen,”

she said. “They don’t know what is going on necessarily. Even for the older girls — how are we going to do on the road, and are we going to set some precedence?” The Lobos are going to need to have more success under the basket, and get more production from the center position, Flanagan said. “One of the things that we have to do is have Val (Kast) in there for a period of time,” he said. “Because she can score, it’s extremely important. We need more point production out of that position. Now defensively, we have to make sure she gets back on defense. That is one of the things that we are working on — her transition defense.” UNM will need to get a strong defensive performance from its post players against the Lady Raiders, too. TTU sophomore Kierra Mallard leads the Lady Raiders in scoring, averaging 16.1 points per game. Senior Ashlee Roberson is second in scoring on TTU with 11.1 points per game. Mallard and Roberson combine for 11.4 rebounds a game. Taylor said making adjustments will be key in beating Texas Tech. “They always have good players, whether it’s a post or a guard,” Taylor said. “They have got a pretty good post that we have to match

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After crushing California, ready to dominate State by Isaac Avilucea Daily Lobo

Let it ride! Essentially, the UNM men’s basketball team is playing roulette — whether Russian in nature, Saturday might tell — and the stakes are high. Potentially, the Lobos (7-0 overall) could parlay their early success into a spot in the top 25. With that said, Saturday’s game against New Mexico State, for which only 400 tickets remained available as of 4 p.m. Thursday, is a double-or-nothing scenario. Yes, the Lobos answered questions about their legitimacy with a decisive victory Wednesday over California, which was ranked No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll.

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The Lobos, including the exhilarating win over Cal, have won 14 straight home games and are 44-2 in their last 46 nonconference matchups, one of those a 97-87 win over NMSU on Nov. 17. Still, the Aggies — in spite of losing in their last six visits to The Pit — will provide a harsh, and possibly incriminating, follow-up question. Unquestionably, then, the query becomes a matter of how Lobo head coach Steve Alford will prepare his Lobos to avoid a letdown. And, indeed, Alford was armed with an explanation of how the Lobos will get that done. “One, you do the best job of coaching in the next 48 hours,” Alford said. “If you’re a player — and that’s why we stress —

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up against. They’re quick and they have great girls at every position, and we are just going to have to go out and play great defense at every position.”

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it’s not about the name on the back of the jersey. That’s one of the reasons that we don’t have names on the back of the jersey. This is a team sport, and it’s about being a Lobo. On the flip side, when we talk about who we play against, it should never be about the front of their jersey. It should be about, ‘Here’s our next opponent. This is what they do. This is what we have to do to be successful.’” Not that Alford’s worried; UNM is well-versed on everything Aggie. “That might be a warning for me if it was somebody from the East Coast that none of our guys knew about, but this is New Mexico State,” Alford said. “We started talking about them inside the locker room (Wednesday) night. I’ll be shocked if our guys don’t come out with big-time effort on Saturday night.” As the season has progressed, the Lobos’ center position, which was pegged to be UNM’s unraveling, hasn’t been as problematic so far, as evidenced by UNM’s effort against Cal’s 7-foot 3-inch Max Zhang. They effectively neutralized him, cuffing him to just four points in 16 minutes of play. “They tried playing a 7-foot guy and they couldn’t, because the

7-foot-3 guy couldn’t guard Darington (Hobson),” he said. “It’s a catand-mouse thing. I think we just knew going in that we weren’t going to be big this year. We can’t change that we can be all the miracle workers we want, but Darington’s not all of a sudden going to be 6-foot-9. We can’t make A.J. (Hardeman) 7-foot-1.” But we can learn how to play.” Despite not having a towering presence on the team — the Lobos’ tallest player, Matt Staff, is 6-foot 9-inches — UNM, on average, is outrebounding foes by seven boards per contest. The Lobos, too, will need to diminish NMSU’s Hamidu Rahman’s role in the offense. Last time, Rahman scored 12 first-half points, but the Aggies didn’t really need their 6-foot 11-inch big man in the second half and relied dangerously on guards Jahmar Young and Jonathan Gibson, who combined for 43 points at the Pan American Center on Nov. 17. “They’re streaky scorers,” said guard Phillip McDonald. “As long as we contain those two guys, I think it will be a good game for us.” If anything, the Aggies will look to push the ball and get easy buckets in transition. Still, don’t expect the Lobos to dawdle and try to methodically work

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the half-court game, Alford said. The Lobo coach said he refuses to compromise playing at a palpitating pace, the same pace which has allowed UNM to score or exceed 80 points in six of its seven contests this season and a marker of success. Under Alford, the Lobos are 25-1 when they score 80 or more points, their only loss coming against Utah in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Mountain West Conference Tournament. “We don’t mind the track meet,” Alford said. “We like track meets. The last thing we want to do is slow it down. I thought the difference was in maybe that eight-minute stretch in Las Cruces when we didn’t guard and we took quick shots. There’s a difference in playing up-tempo and playing too fast — and we got to playing too fast.”

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First Annual Buddhist Film Festival Starts at: 1:30 PM Location: The Cell Theater 700 1st St. Seating is VERY LIMITED, and we recommend you purchase tickets in advance. CALL 401-7340 Basketball: Lobos vs Lady Raiders Starts at: 1:00 PM New Mexcio Lobos play Texas Tech Lady Raiders Basketball: Aggies vs Lobos Starts at: 7:00 PM New Mexico Lobos play New Mexico State Aggies

Jobs Off Campus SECURITY/ DRIVER PT Currently seeking a Security Officer/ Driver PT (7am-12pm shift, possible afternoon shift) to provide security and transportation for Center students, facilities, and property. Prepare incident and accident reports, document logs and records. Maintains property accountability. Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Must have NM driver’s license and a good driving record. Job Code: 09-015. To apply, submit resume & copy of High School or GED diploma to Del-Jen, Inc./Albuquerque Job Corps, 1500 Indian School Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, Attn: Human Resources, or (505) 346-2769 (fax) or email: hhonie@del-jen.com EEO/AA. Albuquerque Job Corps requires successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background check. TEACH ENGLISH IN Korea!

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