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Workshop provides insight about careers in student affairs By Olivia Balsinger Staff Writer
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Career Services led its annual workshop on careers in student affairs Thursday for over twodozen prospective students in the Class of 1947 Room in the Homer Babbidge Library. Led by Career Services’s internship resources manager Beth Settje, the workshop helped inform the students, mostly seniors, of what the next steps in a career in student affairs are after they graduate from UConn. “The goal of the program is to inform students of the vibrant program we have here at UConn,” Settje said. “It’s a good way to introduce the field for students who want to go into
Student Affairs.” Settje went over many important points in the process of selecting and applying to grad school, emphasizing that students should make a list of “non-negotiable” requirements for schools they want to attend. After going over some of the programs of student affairs, Settje handed the workshop over to a panel of five current UConn grad students who talked about their own experiences with the department, networking and why they chose to attend UConn. “I felt more connected to the program and the people at UConn,” said panelist Jeremy DiGorio, a 1st-semester higher education and student affairs graduate student. “I could defi-
nitely see myself as part of the UConn family for the next two years of my life.” Panelists went on to offer advice of their own on the application process, telling the audience what worked for them and what they should not do in their own processes. “While the application process is competitive, you definitely don’t want to burn bridges with the people you’ll be working with some day,” said panelist Krista Muse, a 3rdsemester higher education and student affairs graduate student. “They will be your future colleagues one day.” The audience, made up of students positive of their direction in the world of student affairs and also those considering the
department, found the workshop and panelists extremely helpful. “I think the panel of graduate students helped show how the department represents such a practical based field and especially how UConn students have faired from the strength of its program,” said Caitlin Doyle, a 7th-semester human development and family studies and communications double major. “I found it really helpful,” said Melina Villejas, a 3rd-semester math major. “It definitely helped me get informed about what I’m getting into. It was good to hear about how the applications go and how the current students chose their schools.” The workshop ended with the panel offering their final pieces of advice for students that
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AHEAD wraps up week of fundraising By Courtney Robishaw Staff Writer Aiding Haitian Education Advancement and Development (AHEAD), a UConn organization with the goal of raising funds to send a youth in Haiti to college, spent this week raising funds and promoting awareness for the cause.
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EMC reps discuss generational gaps, stereotypes in the workplace By Jimmy Onofrio Staff Writer On Thursday in the Lecture Hall of the Classroom Building, the School of Business’ 30-20-10 lecture series hosted a presentation called “Multi-Generations at Work: The Next Frontier.” Speakers from Massachusetts-based EMC addressed how their company works to bridge generational gaps in the workplace. The lecture series is intended to “introduce you to a learning initiative, and let
you speak to the employer about the most important thing, which is jobs,” said Kathy Hendrickson, who coordinates the series for the School of Business. Cindy Gallerani, EMC’s Director of Worldwide University Relations, turned it into more of a conversation with students than a presentation. One activity had the nearly 30 students in attendance split into groups and place note cards on the white board based on generational stereotypes. For instance “Facebook” was placed in the Generation Y category.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Community Outreach will all be involved in leading workshops. Regan said the goal of the forum is to help students become conscious of the ways they can have a positive impact on their environment, both by learning about the issues and how to respond to them. The closing discussion will focus on what students can do with the information they learned in the workshops. The forum will begin with a discussion at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and lunch will be served.
“Our goals are to raise awareness through events about Haiti while raising funds for a scholarship to send a youth in Haiti to college,” said Diana Dupuy, a 9thsemester psychology and French major and president of AHEAD. AHEAD works with UHELP, a non-profit organization, that selects which Haitian youth receives the scholarship. The first event of the week was a “Night of Reflections” held on Monday, where three individuals, who were either born and raised in Haiti, had visited there or were born in the United States with Haitian decent, talked about their experiences. On Tuesday, AHEAD held a successful bake sale in the Student Union lobby from 12 to 3 p.m. Wednesday night, AHEAD offered students the chance to see the movie, “Black in Latin America Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided” in the library video theater two. Last night, AHEAD hosted a program entitled “A Taste of Haiti” in the Alumni Watson Lounge. The event featured Haitian food, music, history and games. Tonight, AHEAD is hosting a game night in the South campus game room from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Donations will be accepted toward their scholarship.
This gave students a chance to look at the opinions they have formed about the older generations. Gallerani also used it as an opportunity to address how EMC works to bridge the gap between age groups in the workplace. “It became apparent that we need to look at all the generations and see how they prefer to learn, communicate and view their progression,” she said. The company offers a class for employees on multi-generation
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they wish they themselves had known when applying to graduate school. “Take the process of applying very consciously. Ask a lot of questions, tear apart websites, make sure you know where you want to go,” said panelist Sarah Lane, a 1st-semester higher education and student affairs graduate student. “I’m loving my time as a graduate student, but make sure to enjoy the time you have left at UConn as an undergrad,” added DiGorio. “You’ll look back on it and want more.” For more information on a career in student affairs, visit the Career Services website at http://www.career.uconn.edu.
Environmental Justice Forum to focus on healthy communities
By Jimmy Onofrio Staff Writer The UConn Environmental Justice Forum will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bishop Center. Hosted by campus organization Idealists United, the Human Rights Institute and EcoHouse Learning Community, the forum will consist of a number of student-run workshops and a keynote speaker. UConn graduate Stephen Ferketic will give the keynote address, titled “If Not Now, When? Pursuing Environmental Justice as a Student.” The forum will begin with a
discussion of what constitutes environmental justice. This term encompasses more than just air and water regulation. Workshops will address topics such as urban food justice, local environmental injustice, environmental engineering, global food security and ecofeminism. “The forum will provoke people to look at environmentalism in a perspective that is constantly conscious of the need for all people to live in a healthy environment,” according to the forum’s event page on Facebook. Students and faculty will engage in a discussion of both local and global issues facing the environment.
“We created the forum to provide networking and inspiration to act on local environmental justice issues, and bring the movement to campus,” said Brenna Regan, a 7th-semester environmental justice major and co-president of Idealists United. She said that the environment affects everyone, and at the same time everyone affects the environment. Learning about environmental issues is vital for sustaining healthy communities. The student-run workshops bring together students from many groups. Students from Idealists United, EcoHouse/Spring Valley Farm, Engineers Without Borders,
What’s on at UConn this weekend... Friday: Technology Workshop 9 to 10 a.m. HBL, Undergraduate Research Classroom This workshop will teach students how to use Google Maps to find locations and create virtual tours.
Friday: Writing Workshop 1 to 3 p.m. HBL, Undergraduate Research Classroom Hosted by the University Writing Center, the focus of this workshop will be “Grammar Rodeo.”
Saturday: Bus Trip 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Salem, MA Students will visit a 3-D haunted house and can then spend the remainder of the day exploring Salem. Tickets are $20 and are being sold at the SUBOG office.
Sunday: HP and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 7 to 9 p.m. Student Union Theatre Harry returns to Hogwarts and faces off against the Dark Lord in the last installment of the series. Admission is $2.
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Gambling treatment backer urges more Conn. studies
WESTBROOK (AP) — Connecticut is failing to do enough to understand the problem of excessive gambling, an advocate for gambling treatment said Thursday. Marvin Steinberg, executive director of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, told more than 100 participants at a conference that state government is doing too few studies to determine if problem gambling is getting worse in Connecticut. He says studies were done every five years from 1981 until 1996 and one was last done in 2009. State Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein, who attended the conference, said that although the state is not required to do another study until 2019, “it does not mean we are not going to do it.”
Conn. among dozens seeking fed. preschool money
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut will face competition in its quest for up to $50 million in federal grants to expand and coordinate preschool programs. The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday that Connecticut was among a large group of applicants who met Wednesday’s deadline to seek “Race to the Top” grants. Thirty-four other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico also have applied. Winners will be announced by the end of December and will split $500 million over five years. Connecticut’s application emphasizes its existing early childhood education efforts and its desire to reach more children whose families cannot afford preschool. Officials also want to reach more children being cared for by family members or in small childcare settings, in which they may not have access to programs to best prepare them for school.
Mom pleads guilty to forcing beer on children
BRIDGEPORT (AP) — A Connecticut mother has pleaded guilty to charges that she forced her 4-year-old son to drink beer and gave her 10-month-old daughter beer and cocaine. The Connecticut Post reports Juliette Dunn, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty Wednesday to risk of injury to a child under the Alford Doctrine, where the defendant doesn’t agree to the facts but agrees the state has enough evidence to win a conviction. A companion, 33-year-old Lisa Jefferson, pleaded guilty to the same charges. Police say officers were waved down in June by a neighbor who complained that a woman was feeding children beer at a playground. The children were turned over to the Department of Children and Families after 29-year-old Dunn’s arrest. Custody hasn’t been decided.
Jack Daniel’s distillery targeted for more taxes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Jack Daniel’s whiskey has celebrated its small Tennessee hometown of Lynchburg with folksy, black-and-white advertisements urging folks to slow down and have a sip. Now local officials want the maker of the world’s top-selling whiskey to pay a bigger bar tab as they struggle with their budget. How does up to $5 million sound? A measure approved by the Moore County Council asks the Tennessee legislature to authorize a local referendum on whether the distillery should pay that much in new taxes on the 500,000 barrels it fills with whiskey each year. The 145-year-old distillery, tucked away on 1,700 hilly acres down the road from Lynchburg’s quaint town square, now pays $1.5 million in local property taxes.
64 Navy sailors to be kicked out for drug use
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sixty-four sailors from the San Diegobased U.S. Third Fleet will be kicked out of the Navy for drug use, mostly involving a synthetic drug that mimics marijuana, military officials said Thursday. Capt. Greg Hicks of the Third Fleet said the sailors worked aboard the USS San Francisco, the floating dry dock Arco, and the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea. He said the Navy is still investigating and does not know if the accused members of the Vinson crew were aboard or using drugs when it was on its mission in the Middle East at the time. Hicks said all 64 will be separated from the Navy but he did not know when that would happen.
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Eyeing Asian market, LinkedIn launches in Japanese
TOKYO (AP) — LinkedIn Corp. on Thursday launched its online professional networking service in Japanese, the first Asian language platform for the rapidly growing company as it pushes to expand in the region. Mountain View, Californiabased LinkedIn also established a small Tokyo office, following the opening of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore in May. Arvind Rajan, head of LinkedIn’s Asia operations, described Japan as a key market for the company because of its technologically sophisticated work force. LinkedIn hopes that the lessons learned in Japan will ultimately translate into new offerings for the rest of the world. LinkedIn has about 120 million members worldwide, with 20 million in Asia and the South Pacific. It began moving into Asia in late 2009, concentrating first on English-dominant markets like India and Australia. “As we think about the region
LinkedIn Corp. Asia operations head Arvind Rajan speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday.
as a whole, we see tremendous opportunities for growth,” Rajan told The Associated Press in Tokyo. “Our penetration levels in Asia, except for those English-speaking countries, are still relatively low.” Rajan said the company is not focused on revenue in Japan at this point. Rather, it aims to grow its membership and will tweak the service to fit local needs.
“We know that if we build a successful membership in Japan, we’ll have companies, we’ll have advertisers using LinkedIn,” he said. But in Japan, it faces a work force that is more accustomed to anonymity on the Web than the sort of openness encouraged by LinkedIn and other U.S. social networks. The concept of personal branding or
building a professional online identity is also still relatively foreign. Most Japanese workers tend to stay at one company for a long time, and job switches are much less common than in the West. Along with translating the platform, LinkedIn built special tutorial pages to teach Japanese members how to use the site. It also introduces core LinkedIn concepts that may be unfamiliar in Japan such as connecting and the value of a professional network. “There’s a lot more education that we’re going to need to do,” Rajan said. “That’s on us to really figure out how to do that.” LinkedIn is now available in 10 languages. More are in the works, though Rajan declined to say which languages might be next. Earlier this year, it launched in Russian, Romanian and Turkish. And what about China, the world’s most populous country? A launch there doesn’t appear to be imminent.
Some stores freezing out Ben & Jerry’s new flavor HARTFORD (AP) — Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the “Saturday Night Live” skit on which it’s based, some supermarket chains aren’t laughing and have been giving it a cold shoulder. The flavor featuring fudgecovered rum balls has been absent from some grocery freezers since it was unveiled. The title was inspired by an innuendo-laced 1998 skit featuring Alec Baldwin as baker Pete Schweddy, who promises, “No one can resist my Schweddy balls.” But apparently some grocery store chains can, and so can supporters and members of the One Million Moms group. That Mississippi-based moms organization has been putting the heat on retailers to keep Schweddy Balls out of their freezers and encouraging parents to ask the Vermontbased Ben & Jerry’s to stop production of the item, saying the name is nothing but locker room humor that’s not appropriate for young children. Store chains that have decided not to carry the flavor are not saying whether their decisions were influenced by the One Million Moms group, their own
reservations about the name or other factors. Suzi Robinson, a spokeswoman for the Quincy, Mass.based Stop & Shop chain, said that for proprietary reasons, the company does not disclose the reasons behind decisions about what the stores do and don’t carry. She said they have a very strong relationship with Ben & Jerry’s, though, and its products are generally strong sellers. “We haven’t received any complaints that we’re not carrying that flavor. However, if we do get feedback from customers that they want it, we’ll certainly revisit the decision,” she said. Messages were left Thursday for spokespeople from the Roche Bros. and Big Y grocery chains, both based in Massachusetts; and Publix, which has scores of locations in the southeastern U.S., about whether they had decided to stock the flavor. Even with limited availability, though, Ben & Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood said Thursday that Schweddy Balls has quickly become the most popular limited-edition flavor the company has produced. Greenwood said about onethird of the retailers that carry its other products are offering Schweddy Balls, about the same as any other specialty flavor it has produced – though this one
This file product image courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s shows their ice cream flavor, “Schweddy Balls.”
has outpaced those in sales at the stores and the company’s “Scoop Shops.” “We’ve heard from lots of folks who are fans of the flavor,” he said. “Yes, some supermarket chains decided not to carry Schweddy Balls. That is true, possibly because they found the name too irreverent. We respect their decision.”
Ben & Jerry’s, a division of consumer products giant Unilever, has toyed with language in some other products, too, such as its widely stocked Karamel Sutra ice cream and the peanut butter-laden What a Cluster, formerly known as Clusterfluff. But it was Schweddy Balls that raised the ire of the conservative One Million Moms group.
Students encouraged to be patient as older generations adjust to technology from BRIDGING, page 1 vision. The message resonated with the audience. “I think we need to break down the stereotypes. Generation Y needs to break down barriers and prove to earlier generations that we have more to offer,” said Will Hronis, a 7th-semester real estate and urban economics major. Gallerani stressed the different methods of communication
for each generation. Boomers reacted with shock the first time they began to receive texts from new hires about work, she said. Whereas Generation X prefers email, Gen Y often finds this too slow and prefers text messaging. She cautioned students not to generalize too broadly, however. The older generations are adjusting to modern forms of communication like texting, but those of us who grew up with the technology need to be patient. She said
that EMC recognizes this and tries Recognizing the changing culto facilitate learning within the ture of the company and ensurwork environment. For instance, ing a comfortable and enjoyable new employees help older work- work environment for everyone ers understand how to manage is the point of the initiative. EMC Facebook security settings so their wants to “attract, retain and develinformation is protected. op a cohesive multigenerational UConn alum Marissa Cords ’09 workforce,” said Gallerani. The accompanied Gallerani. She told presentation concluded with an students she found out about EMC opportunity for students to discuss at UConn’s career fair, and went specifics of applying to and workon to talk about her experience ing at EMC. with the company in the two years she has worked there. James.Onofrio@UConn.edu
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Portraits of victims in Social Security theft scheme emerge
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mentally challenged man chained to a basement boiler. A disabled woman with her teeth knocked out. A malnourished niece with burn marks and pellet gun wounds. A two-year-old child the weight of an infant. These are the some of the victims emerging as police investigate a ring that allegedly took in the downtrodden and disabled for their Social Security checks, then held them captive in wretched conditions, without enough to eat or drink. “The things that I have heard, the things that have been described, I’m not sure that horrific covers it,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Wednesday. The four adult victims found locked in a Philadelphia crawl space on Saturday have the mental capacity of 10-year-olds. One said he had met accused ringleader Linda Ann Weston, 51, through an online dating site. Weston and three others, including her daughter, are charged
with kidnapping, assault and other charges, with her bail set at $2.5 million. It’s unclear how Weston met the other disabled adults found Saturday, one of whom may have borne several children in recent years. They were treated at a hospital and then moved to a social services agency. Eight children and four young adults linked to the defendants have since been taken into protective custody after they were found at various locations around the city. They include the 19-year-old niece, Beatrice Weston, who was left locked in a closet in recent days, according to police. Police took the unusual step of asking reporters Wednesday not to try to locate or interview her. “I have never seen a victim whose injuries were any more severe than what I saw last night,” Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said. “This girl was beaten, was tortured. It makes you want to cry when
you see her.” She may be the same niece who, according to neighbors, lived with Weston, co-defendant Gregory Thomas and the couple’s four children in northeast Philadelphia from about 2003 to 2005. Neighbors called police, and the city’s childprotection agency, after hearing the adults scream and curse at the youngsters, whom they said could be found outside at 6 a.m. and late at night. They also thought they heard them being beaten. Nothing seemed to have been done, the neighbors said. After about two years, the family was forced out for unpaid rent, the neighbors said. The next tenant kept getting Social Security statements mailed to the house for Weston, Thomas, victim Tamara Breedon and others. She called the post office and the Social Security Administration. But the statements – not the checks, which are often direct deposited – didn’t stop for years. Police went to the same address at one point to check
Sgt. Joseph Green stands in the dank basement room in Philadelphia where four weak and malnourished mentally disabled adults were found locked inside, Monday.
on a report of a missing person involving another victim, Herbert Knowles. The current resident said she didn’t know anyone by that name. There is no indication there was any follow-up by police. The defendants – Thomas,
HONOLULU (AP) — Astronomers have captured the first direct image of a planet being born. Adam Kraus, of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, said the planet is being formed out of dust and gas circling a 2-milionyear-old star about 450 light years from Earth. The planet itself, based on scientific models of how planets form, is estimated to have started taking shape about 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. Called LkCa 15 b, it’s the youngest planet ever observed. The previous record holder was about five times older. Kraus and his colleague, Michael Ireland from Macquarie University and the Australian Astronomical Observatory, used Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea to find the planet. “We’re catching this object at the perfect time. We see this young star, it has a disc around it that planets are probably forming out of and we see something right in the middle of a gap in the disc,” Kraus said in a telephone interview. Kraus presented the discovery Wednesday at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Kraus and Ireland’s research paper
BALTIMORE (AP) — The computer networks that control power plants and financial systems will never be secure enough and a new, highly secure alternative Internet should be considered for development, a top FBI official said Thursday. Shawn Henry, the FBI’s executive assistant director, said critical systems are under increasing threat from terror groups looking to buy or lease the computer skills and malware needed to launch a cyber attack. In an Associated Press interview Thursday, Henry said jihadist militants looking to harm the U.S. can tap organized crime groups who are willing to sell their services and abilities to attack computer systems. He would not say which terror group or whether any insurgent networks have actually been able to acquire the high-tech capabilities. But he said one way to protect critical utility and financial systems would be to set up a separate, highly secure Internet. Henry sketched out the Internet idea to a crowd at a conference of the International Systems Security Association, saying that cyberthreats will always continue to evolve and
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In this undated artists rendering provided by the University of Hawaii, a new planet forming around a star is seen.
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47; co-defendant Eddie “the Rev. Ed” Wright, 50; and Weston’s daughter, Jean McIntosh, 32 – are scheduled to have their first court hearing on Monday. Weston’s lawyer has not returned calls for comment. It’s not yet clear if the
others have attorneys. Weston, along with a sister, were convicted of murder in the early 1980s after locking the sister’s boyfriend in a closet for weeks until he died of starvation. McIntosh has a prior arrest for theft by deception, and securing a document by deception. Her teenage son and daughter were taken into protective custody on Wednesday, shortly after she became the fourth defendant arrested in the case. Meanwhile, authorities in Virginia confirmed Wednesday that a Philadelphia woman had died in Weston���s rental home in Norfolk, Va., in 2008. Maxine Lee, 39, died of meningitis, but a wasting syndrome called “cachexia” contributed to the death, according to the death certificate. Weston and two other charges cleared out of the house hours after calling to report the death. “Nobody was there. ... They had left everything,” landlord Mohammad Zarandi said. “The TV was still on.”
when and where are best answered when you can actually see the planet forming, as the process is happening right now,” Kraus said. Other planets may also be forming around the same star. Kraus said he’ll continue to observe the star and hopefully will see other planets if there are in fact more. Scientists hadn’t been able to see such young planets before because the bright light of the stars they’re orbiting outshines them.
outpace efforts to defend networks against them. “We can’t tech our way out of the cyberthreat,” Henry said. “The challenge with the Internet is you don’t know who’s launching the attack.” A key step, he said, would be to develop networks where anonymity is not an option and only known and trusted employees have access. The vulnerabilities of critical systems such as power plants, the electric grid or Wall Street were a prime topic during the conference, reflecting growing concerns by U.S. officials. Government security officials say cyber attackers are using the Internet to steal money, ferret out classified secrets and technology and disturb or destroy important infrastructure, from the electrical grid and telecommunications networks to nuclear power plants and transportation systems. And while Henry described a system for the future, the head of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command warned that the attacks against critical systems are increasingly carrying destructive viruses or malware. Gen. Keith Alexander, who also is director of the National Security Agency, said the
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Pentagon and intelligence agencies must do more to protect their computer systems and coordinate with private companies to safeguard public networks. And when a computer network is infected, someone should be able to disconnect it, he said. “Is it the FBI? Is it the NSA? Is it the military or is it the ISPs — the Internet service providers? But somebody can turn that device off,” Alexander said during a conference of the International Systems Security Association. Alexander added that the Defense Department is finalizing policies that will determine what the military can do in the event of a cyber attack. The Defense Department has set up a trial program to share cyberthreat data with some large military contractors in order to prevent intrusions. The Homeland Security Department is looking at that model to protect power plants, financial networks or other key systems. Alexander said that effort may need government action but that Homeland Security must lead it, with reviews to ensure the protections of civil liberties and privacy.
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Friday, October 21, 2011
The Daily Campus Editorial Board
Melanie Deziel, Editor-in-Chief Arragon Perrone, Commentary Editor Ryan Gilbert, Associate Commentary Editor Michelle Anjirbag, Weekly Columnist Tyler McCarthy, Weekly Columnist Jesse Rifkin, Weekly Columnist
Balance between growth and functionality essential for University to realize
rom the new construction to the new president, UConn’s campus is seeing a lot of changes right now. Most of it is commendable; the leadership seems intent on ensuring that this university keeps pace with the ever-changing future, and new construction and general improvements around campus serve to ensure that this campus keeps looking like it belongs to a top-20 ranked public university. Take, for example, the new patio area behind the Student Union. This part of the campus used to be not only much less attractive, but difficult to traverse in winter. The pathway was too narrow for the flood of students attempting to access the Student Union between classes. After severe weather, it either flooded, was buried in snow moved by plowing or was coated in the ice that accumulated despite the use of sand and salt. The new pathway alleviates the congestion issues and appears potentially easier to maintain in winter. It also looks much better than it did before. Similarly, the new staircase next to the loading dock serves as a functional, but still aesthetically pleasing, improvement to this campus. As the university plans to make more improvements, it should hold the aforementioned projects as prime examples of good planning. Aesthetics are increasingly important, both to potential future Huskies and potential donors. But in the process of keeping the campus aesthetically pleasing, there is nothing to say that the changes cannot be functional as well. Whether due to age or wear and tear, how and why things deteriorate should be taken into consideration when planning how to fix them. For example, if landscaping is consistently being worn away by pedestrian use, it may be an indication that current pathways are insufficient for meeting pedestrian needs. Rather than fencing off an area and consistently redoing the lawn or planting, which does cost money and time, locating the root of the problem (current sidewalks might be too indirect, or a certain sidewalk is no longer wide enough for the amount of traffic it receives between pedestrians on foot, on bikes and on skateboards) and planning a solution that keeps the campus beautiful while still meeting student needs might be more prudent. For better or for worse, aesthetics are everything. But combining aesthetic desires with functional needs will be best for the entire campus in the long run. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
To the two girls waiting for the elevator that was on their own floor. You have to push the button. I think ResLife is in a bet to determine how long the students can go without heat before they start to freeze. I keep getting e-mails meant for seniors, each of which seems to emphasize graduating on time. I’m a junior, so...is this UConn’s way of politely kicking me out? Today, my professors all seemed insane. One said “Bottle, mittens, it’s a Harry Potter thing” in reference to glottolization, and another kept saying “now this is the money shot” about the important parts of the slides. When is it appropriate to have a massive amount of a white powdery substance in the hood? During orgo lab. To the hipster girl’s boyfriend: it’s “propose”, not purpose, just saying...but good try. UConn, we have a problem. Halloween weekend is not getting the respect it deserves. I have more tests the week after that than I’ve had all semester! For a man who likes nudity, you sure are reluctant to take your shirt off. I was wondering why all my coworkers act like five year olds, but the other day I found out my boss threw a piece of candy at my other boss.... mystery solved. A Hartford school showing a gay kiss on stage is not offensive. The way people oppose it is offensive.
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Gory depictions of violence violate ethics
he shot, beaten and bloodied corpse said everything: Muammar al-Gadhafi is dead. Evidence of the Libyan tyrant’s demise came to the world gradually, but when it did, it was gruesome. At 8:43 a.m. ET, a cell phone photo depicted a beaten and very much deceased Gadhafi. Then, at 10:03 a.m. Al Jazeera released a graphic cell phone video showing the former dictator’s seemingly lifeless body surrounded by cheering rebels. In an extended video, a wounded Gadhafi is pinned to the roof of a jeep before being allowed, or forced, to walk into a crowd. Whether more images emerge, the conclusion is the same. Gadhafi, who slaughtered hundreds of By Arragon Perrone his own people, is dead. If the mesCommentary Editor sage stays the same, regardless of the graphics, then why are more brutal images released, and in such a garish way? Perhaps viewers want evidence, down to every detail, as soon as they can get it. Therefore, media outlets scramble to be the first to show the corpse or to find that appalling, up-close camera shot. In historic moments like these, the publication or network with the most shocking evidence gets the highest ratings. An ethical debate about the images’ release may appear irrelevant at this time of revolutionary triumph. Nevertheless, our society is kidding itself if it believes that such imagery is perfectly acceptable to broadcast everywhere. Of course, freedom of speech protects the networks’ choices. Fox News is acting within its legal rights when any man, woman or child visits its website to see the expanded image of a
bloody corpse covering half the screen. But should such graphic real-world images be publicly broadcast in mediums easily accessible to children? Does the lack of an ethical discussion reveal our society’s desensitization? When American navy seals killed Osama bin Laden, the president chose not to release photographic evidence of his death. As a rationale for keeping the images secret, he cited the additional violence that such graphic images could produce. Public sensitivity or political correctness were not stated goals. In Gadhafi’s case, graphic content will embolden few loyalists; after all, most Libyans are cheering his death. Unlike bin Laden, there is no terrorist organization to elevate him to martyrdom. With Gadhafi dead, the revolution is over. Government-imposed censorship is unnecessary. Without the possibility of an immediate physical threat, there is a temptation to dismiss concern about the images’ content as mere paternalistic naivete. Since the images reveal fact, censoring them can be seen as hiding the truth from individuals who have the right to decide for themselves what is acceptable and what is not. Media self-censorship, therefore, seems archaic. Yet the media engages in self-censorship each day when it chooses which stories to report, when to grant coverage and how much. If the media regulates its own content anyway, expressing an ethical concern for the nature of its graphic content seems an acceptable request. The real news of the day, that NATO and rebel forces killed a murderous dictator, will remain the same no matter what images are shown. Death is death. Victory is victory. As long as the true message remains intact,
the viewership is well-served. Broadcasting a brutal death with bold lettering, flashy titles and bright, catchy colors glorifies the violence in an unacceptable way. Instead of focusing on valuable content, such shocking images use violence to manipulate viewers. Glorifying death is not a sign of good journalism. On the contrary, it is propaganda. Including such content tricks the audience into having a stronger reaction than they would if the medium simply stuck to tried-and-true reporting. Viewers know what death and violence look like. There is no need for a news network to remind them, unless the goal is to instill a certain emotion. In the case of graphic images, the intended reaction can only belong to a narrow set, including disgust, excitement and bloodlust. If creating these feelings, not producing quality work, is the goal, then perhaps the media should reconsider they’re priorities. Publicly broadcasting murder makes violence commonplace. Excessively graphic images, displayed on networks and websites, become immediately accessible to billions. Whether the images are a terrorist’s bullet-ridden corpse, the charred bodies of U.S. contractors hanging from an Iraqi bridge or a dictator’s last moments, publishing them in a bombastic way turns the appalling and the rare into the expected and the commonplace. The media should not hide the truth for fear of offending some, but it should treat graphic content with the maturity and sensitivity that journalistic ethics demands.
Commentary Editor Arragon Perrone is a 7th-semester English and political science double major. He can be reached at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu.
Microfinanciers serve impoverished better than charities
f you’re looking to fight poverty, donating your money to a charity, the most common route, is often a waste of money and even counterproductive to breaking cycles of dependency. Many donations made to charitable organizations are intercepted by thieving governments who then misuse the money. To truly make a difference By Marissa Friedman in the lives of impoverished Staff Columnist people in the developing world, fund a microloan. Microfinance institutions bypass the government sector and empower third-world entrepreneurs to alleviate their own poverty by loaning them small amounts of money needed to create business opportunities. The money is loaned, not donated, which is key. The phrase “give a man a fish, feed him for a night, teach a man to fish, feed him for his life” sums up the principle. Loaning and charging reasonable interest rates holds the individual accountable for returning the money to the lender, as well as using the money productively. People in need become dependent on handouts, which do not provide any incentive to break the cycle of poverty. If you give a man a fish once, he’s going to keep coming
back for more and more fish, and will never take the time to learn how to do it himself. Many of the countries that are the most desperate for financial assistance have corrupt governments who take charitable donations given by NGOs and use the money for their own personal interests. One example of this is the Ministry of Finance in Chad, one of the world’s most impoverished countries, which was found to have stolen 99 percent of the funds intended for rural health clinics. Only 1 percent of the funds even made it to the clinics. Politicians hide billions of dollars meant for the impoverished masses of Africa in offshore accounts. Somewhere between the hands of Western donors and the mouths of those who need it, even food is stolen. It is not just the less developed countries whose governments are at fault. The Western world is equally responsible, but better at covering up its theft under the guise of corporate interests. Several Western NGOs are under investigation for theft and misuse of funds. This makes donating food, clothing, technology and money risky and counterproductive. Microfinance companies are not flawless; anyone interested should research the companies first and
be sure that they are accountable for the allocation of all their funds. However, they are so successful and essential because they work directly with the loaners and bypass the corrupt middlemen. Kiva.org, and others like it, are microfinance institutions that work with field partners located in impoverished communities and are knowledgeable about inhabitants’ financial situations. They meet with potential borrowers to assess their ability to make a business plan conducive to the interest rates, and many require mandatory savings. field partners front them with the money, and then you come in. You visit one of the microfinance institution’s websites and browse through lenders profiles to select whom you would like to lend to. Even as college students working within a tight budget, we can make a difference by lending amounts as little as $25, which are then given to the Field Partners who gave the loan. The entrepreneurs must repay their loan and the interest due, and then you are repaid. The current repayment rate of all Kiva.org partners is 98.89 percent, which certainly attests to its success. Hand-ups, rather than handouts, have the potential to build respect for female entrepreneurs who are seen as more valuable when they
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can contribute to the family’s earnings. This makes them less dependent on the men in their lives and changes the balance of power in families, communities and nations. Microfinanciers make great efforts to define barriers to women’s access to financial services such as affordable credit, and develop sustainable plans to break these barriers. It’s a seemingly quick fix to just give these women a handout, but this will only alleviate the issue in the short run, like treating an illness with a Band-Aid instead of antibiotics. On an emotional level, it has the opposite effect of empowering. It reminds the receiver of their lessdeveloped status and makes them feel inferior to the person or organization giving aiding them. Despite the possible feelings of shame they might feel, because they are getting easy access to the things they need, they will continue to come back to the source of aid, which exacerbates dependency between the giver and the receiver and continues the cycle of poverty.
Staff Columnist Marissa Friedman is a 7thsemester French major and a student ambassador for UNESCO. She can be reached at Marissa.Friedman@UConn.edu.
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Friday, October 21, 2011
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Bank of America’s downfall is greatly exaggerated
ank of America Corporation (BAC), the nation’s secondlargest lender, has been taking a beating in terms of stock value over the past two months, which has lead to some financial experts giving up on the prospects of a stock rebound. By Srivats Satish Some claim the Staff Columnist that potential of a Greek default, lawsuits by AIG and slowing economic growth will hamper B of A’s future capital appreciation. I thoroughly disagree with this notion and am still extremely bullish on BAC. First of all, though the fears of a Greek default are completely valid, investors need to realize the crisis will resolve itself. Political posturing in Europe is no different than the posturing we had to put up with during the debt ceiling debate, which eventually got resolved. Second of all, the closer the lawsuits come to a resolution, the closer it is that the bank will
place toxic disaster Countrywide into bankruptcy, which will eliminate bank liabilities and increase investor confidence. The New York Stock Exchange has seen volatile swings since the credit crunch of 2008 that led our economy into a position of anemic growth and dissipating hope. The banking sector, which led our economy from 2002 to 2007, has been hit the hardest with the fallout still affecting lenders today. Bank of America’s stock depreciated over this past summer, having fallen by 31.69 percent over the past three months, and has fallen by 8.16 percent this month alone. Currently BAC stands at $6.64 a share, far from the $12.34 share price at the start of the year. The stock has been hit fiercely by short sellers, panic from the potential of a Greek default, bad mortgages and lawsuits because of its ownership of Countrywide and the slowing growth in the general economy. Market hawks look at the general market and feel that the B of A’s weakness will beget more weakness and
that the stock is doomed to a fate of $2 to $3 a share before a rebound. On the other side of the coin, value investors see the panics in the markets as a perfect time to put more money in and buy B of A shares when they are so cheap now. I’m with the value investors on this one. In fact, the wealthiest man in the world, Warren Buffet, agrees with this view. Berkshire Hathaway invested $5 billion into B of A in late August, in a starstudded deal that briefly surged the stock past $8 a share before the markets corrected back to the mid-$6 range BAC stands at now. Buffet still maintains his faith in the company as he stated in a September interview that, even though Bank of America is going through problems that will take much longer to clean up, the company and its underlying business is still fine. I feel that Bank of America remains severely undervalued, as it has for the past two years, and will rebound in a big way when the general economy gets back
to reasonable growth. B of A, as well as every other major bank out there has been taking losses due to fears from Europe and the possibility of Greek default. A Greek default would recreate the hysteria of 2008, when investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and AIG underwent a liquidity crisis that called for a huge bailout from the federal government. We have learned since then, and European leaders have sworn to not let Greece default regardless of the political posturing going on right now there. Although the problems of Europe involve social and political factors, its problems will be resolved, the Germans will contribute more toward helping Greece manage its budget and, similar to the debt negotiations America had to put up with earlier this year, the European deal will get done. This will renew confidence in all sectors of the market, but especially the financial sector and will give American banks like B of A the boost they need. Brian Moynihan, the CEO of
Bank of America created a plan to get the bank back on track in early September called “Project New BAC,” which cuts the size of the bank, increases efficiency in management and cuts tens of millions of dollars worth of idle real estate owned by the bank. The plan outlines how Bank of America is going to scale down in the future and focus on being the best rather than the biggest bank out there. For example, the plan cuts the private equity department of the bank, which will save millions over the next few years, as well as cut bank stations in unprofitable areas. Rumors have also surfaced that the bank might put Countrywide into bankruptcy as well as spin off Merrill Lynch. All of this is great news for shareholders, as the bank is looking to cut its costs tremendously over the next few years while still maintaining top market share. This cost cutting will be key to reverse Bank of America’s negative earnings per share that is turning off some investors right now. Overall, the bank is taking a
proactive approach to solving its problems and that the infrastructure and strong management it has in place right now will pay off in the future. Moreover, almost any investor can see that the intrinsic value of America’s second-largest lender is certainly greater than the $6.64 a share it stands at today. The WSJ rates the company as having an average target price of over $10 and several other notable reports have the banks estimates in the $10 to $11 range by the end of the year. The bank’s main problem is its debt, and that will take a few years to resolve. The debt from mortgages has kept the bank down from the mid-$50 share price before the crisis, and it will take a few years for the bank to get completely healthy again. I am confident that the time will come. Yet again, Warren Buffett will have been proven right and Bank of America will reclaim its strength.
Staff Columnist Srivats Satish is a 1st-semester economics and finance double major. He can be reached at Srivats.Satish@UConn.edu.
USG discusses pot policies, welcomes new senators
i UConn, Sam Tracy here. Here is a quick update on what USG has been up to for the past week: we held special elections, debated marijuana penalties in the dorms By Sam Tracy and are USG President continuing to look for students to serve on university committees. Monday and Tuesday were special elections. We had a good number of candidates on the ballot, and even more candidates run write-in campaigns. The winning senators have already been sworn in
and are working to improve life for students at UConn. The new senators are Rachel Crocker (ACES), Kailee Himes (ACES), Allison Schlegel (ACES), Julian Kurland (Business), Donovan Walsh (Engineering), Yunes Doleh (Pharmacy), Joshua Tomhas (CT Commons), Caitlin Rooney (Garrigus), Nicolas Tomboulides (Hilltop Apartments), Bryan Goodwin (Northwest), Gregory Coffey (Towers), Jacquelyn DeBarge (Towers) and Colin Neary (Senior). Congratulations to all of these new senators! I am really looking forward to working with them, and please
» LETTERS TO THE EDITOR One’s Religious Beliefs Should Not Oppress All
While I believe that everyone is entitled to have their own personal religious beliefs, I am opposed to those who force their beliefs on others. Nicolas Tomboulides’ commentary “Obama healthcare plan violates religious liberties” (10/19/2011) is a perfect example of a white, heterosexual Catholic man trying to force his religious ideology on the general population. Tomboulides, an obvious “pro-life” Catholic, argues that preventive care (e.g. contraception, sterilization, etc.) takes away religious liberties, namely those of the Catholic Church, when listed as a requirement under healthcare reform. Yet this argument is an obvious intrusion of religion on the state. Why should the religious beliefs of the few
oppress the majority by denying them this vital healthcare? On top of that, in a poll conducted by Catholics for Choice, 63% of Catholics questioned supported insurance coverage for birth control, and 98% of Catholic women reported having used some method of contraception. Obviously, going by these numbers, making contraception more accessible is what the majority wants. Tomboulides’ argument is, yet again, another example of male individuals controlling the bodies of women, which is interesting when one considers that the Roman Catholic Church that so opposes preventive care does not allow female ministers – it is literally celibate men trying to control the reproductive health of women. Along with the intrusion of religion on the state, Tomboulides’ argument also loses merit when one considers that he cites medically inaccurate information. Emergency
contact your representatives if you have any concerns. At senate on Wednesday, we had a very productive debate about campus marijuana penalties. The Residential Affairs Subcommittee, chaired by Bryan Flanaghan, brought the topic up for discussion at senate in order to help them decide how to proceed on the issue. The proposal being discussed was to encourage Residential Life to alter marijuana policy to be more similar to alcohol policies, as the state of Connecticut recently decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. This new state law has essen-
tially equalized possession of small amounts of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a minor, as both are punished by simply writing a ticket rather than an arrest. However, the Residential Life policy (in place since before marijuana decriminalization) states that alcohol violations are taken care of by Resident Assistants, while marijuana violations require the RA to call the police and bring them into the dorm to handle the situation. The discussion at senate consisted mostly of figuring out what further information is needed before taking a stance on the issue. USG will be
contraception, such as Plan B or Ella, is taken within three or five days (respectfully) of intercourse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, emergency contraception works before the pregnancy begins; it does not work after a fertilized egg is attached to the uterus. So Tomboulides’ assertion that insurance plans would “induce abortion” by providing these forms of contraception is not medically accurate. This healthcare plan has nothing to do with abortion; rather it is about preventing pregnancy. Having control over one’s reproductive health and having access to contraception is a human right. The religious/moral beliefs of the very few should not continue to oppress the majority. -Austin Logendyke
how enragingly dishonest someone can be. In his 10-19-11 article “Obama’s healthcare plan violates religious liberties”, Nic doesn’t understand why contraceptives and sterilization count as preventative health care. “Why is newly created life being considered a health problem requiring prevention?” he asks. Way to miss the point entirely. Let me explain it to your tiny, indoctrinated mind. Maybe there’s a little room left that hasn’t been filled with the hateful dogma of your antiquated religion, but that may be hoping for too much. Between conception and birth, there’s a long, drawn-out process called “pregnancy”. Yes, that’s right; life doesn’t begin at conception, there’s a nine-month wait in-between. During that time, the woman carrying the child is subject to a litany of pains and dire health risks, up to and including the risk of death. These are all severe health problems requiring prevention. Of course, I’m sure someone who has shown such amazing bigotry as Nic has doesn’t real-
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I’m really mad. Nicolas Tomboulides has been at it again, being always wrong. It really brings me to tears just
reaching out to students, RA’s, Residential Life, the UConn Police Department and other groups in order to help figure out what should be done about the policy. Stay tuned for more developments on this in the coming weeks. Finally, I am seeking talented and active students to represent the student body on a number of university committees. There are a wide variety of committees at UConn that make important decisions and all of them have student representation on them. These include everything from the group that decides how many W courses you need to grad-
ly care about these risks--after all, they only apply to women. He also thinks Plan B induces abortion, which is simply not true. Plan B prevents ovulation, which stops pregnancy from happening in the first place. Why is The Daily Campus allowing such heinously dishonest misinformation to continue being perpetuated? He refers to the objections of the Roman Catholic Church as “real and principled”. Well the objections are there, sure, but since when is “hatred of women” a principle? He backs it up with “natural law”--sorry Nic, but the so-called “ethics” of natural law are better known as the Natural Fallacy, and it’s the same logic Hitler used to justify the extermination of “lesser races”. He goes on to say that “the Obama regime is disrespecting the fundamental right of religious liberty” by “imposing on the church a forced purchase of services it deems incompatible with God’s wishes”. But the Catholic Church has no way of knowing for certain what “God’s wishes” are, or if a god even
uate, to the committee who decides whether your parking ticket appeal is approved or not. Please check out my blog at presidentialblog.usg.uconn. edu for a complete list of the available positions and instructions on how to apply. Have a great weekend, and as always, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. edu or come to my office hours in SU 219, Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Sam Tracy is a 5th-semester political science major and president of USG. He can be reached at Samuel.Tracy@UConn.edu.
exists in the first place. All of Church doctrine is not a matter of taking orders given by a celestial being; rather it is merely a tradition passed down since long before people had the knowledge and technology to truly understand the world around them. When doctrines originating from sexist tribes demand that women be forced to go through with pregnancy, we should find it suspicious and doubt it, rather than accept it unquestioningly and subjugate women. Nicolas supports his argument with the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law... prohibiting the free exercise of religion.” But there already are laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion. There are passages from the Bible that say “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” but killing a practitioner of Wicca is illegal. So obviously it’s okay to prohibit the free exercise of religion when it would impede on another’s rights, and that is exactly what is being done here. - Christopher Kwolek
What are you looking forward to most during basketball season? – By Wynne Hamerman
“Finally getting a hold of student section tickets.” Norman Harrison, 8th-semester communications major
“I’m excited for my huskiesbballtshirt.com t-shirt and seeing the whole student section wearing them!” Meghan Kelly, 7th-semester communications major
“Sitting in the student section and being part of the road to repeat!” Kevin McManus, 7th-semester communications major
“UConn Game Day in Gampel!” Erica Misenti, 7th-semester communications major
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Friday, October 21, 2011
Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle SIRTE, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s dictator for 42 years until he was ousted in an uprising-turned-civil war, was killed Thursday as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte and captured the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell. The 69-year-old Gadhafi is the first leader to be killed in the Arab Spring wave of popular uprisings that swept the Middle East, demanding the end of autocratic rulers and the establishment of greater democracy. “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed,” Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told a news conference in the capital of Tripoli. There were conflicting accounts about Gadhafi’s final hours, with the interim government saying he was captured unharmed and later mortally wounded in the crossfire from both sides. A second account described how he was already wounded in the chest when he was seized and later sustained the other wounds. Interim government officials said one of Gadhafi’s sons, his former national security adviser Muatassim, also was killed in Sirte, and another, one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam, was wounded and captured. Gadhafi’s death decisively ends a regime that had turned Libya into an international pariah and ran the oil-rich nation by the whim and brutality of its notoriously eccentric leader. Libya stands on the cusp of a new era, but its turmoil may not be over. The former rebels who now rule are disorganized and face rebuilding a country virtually without institutions by Gadhafi’s design. They have already shown signs of infighting, with divisions between geographical areas and Islamist and more secular ideologies. President Barack Obama told the Libyan people: “You have won your revolution.” Although the U.S. briefly led the NATO bombing campaign in Libya that sealed Gadhafi’s fate, Washington later took a secondary role to its allies. Britain and France said they hoped that his death would lead to a more democratic Libya. Arab broadcasters showed graphic images of the balding, goateed Gadhafi - wounded, with a bloodied face and shirt - but alive. Later video showed
fighters rolling Gadhafi’s lifeless body over on the pavement, stripped to the waist and a pool of blood under his head. Standing, he was shoved along a Sirte road by fighters who chanted “God is great.” Gadhafi appears to struggle against them, stumbling and shouting as the fighters push him onto the hood of a pickup truck. He was driven around lying on the hood of a truck, according to the video. One fighter is seen holding him down, pressing on his thigh with a pair of shoes in a show of contempt. “We want him alive. We want him alive,” one man shouted before Gadhafi is dragged away, some fighters pulling his hair, toward an ambulance. Most accounts agreed Gadhafi had been holed up with heavily armed supporters in the last few buildings held by regime loyalists in the Mediterranean coastal town, where revolutionary fighters have been trying prevail for more than a month. At one point, a convoy tried to flee and was hit by NATO airstrikes, carried out by French warplanes. France’s Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said the 80-vehicle convoy was carrying Gadhafi and was trying to escape the city. The strikes stopped the convoy but did not destroy it, and then revolutionary fighters moved in on Gadhafi. One fighter who said he was at the battle told AP Television News that the final fight took place at an opulent compound. Adel Busamir said the convoy tried to break out but after being hit, it turned back and re-entered the compound. Several hundred fighters attacked. “We found him there,” Busamir said of Gadhafi. “We saw them beating him (Gadhafi) and someone shot him with a 9mm pistol ... then they took him away.” Military spokesman Col. Ahmed Bani in Tripoli told Al-Jazeera TV that a wounded Gadhafi “tried to resist (revolutionary forces) so they took him down.” Fathi Bashaga, spokesman for the Misrata military council, whose forces were involved in the battle, said fighters encircled the convoy and exchanged fire. In one vehicle, they found Gadhafi, wounded in the neck, and took him to an ambulance. “What do you want?” Gadhafi asked the approaching revolutionaries, Bashaga said, citing witnesses. Gadhafi bled to death from his wounds a half-hour later, he
Revolutionary fighters celebrate the capture of Sirte, Libya, Thursday. Officials in Libya’s transitional government said Moammar Gadhafi was captured and possibly killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance. It has been two months since the regime fell.
said. Fighters said he died in the ambulance en route to Misrata, 120 miles from Sirte. Abdel-Jalil Abdel-Aziz, a doctor who accompanied the body in the ambulance and examined it, said Gadhafi died from two bullet wounds - to the head and chest. “You can’t imagine my happiness today. I can’t describe my happiness,” he told The Associated Press. “The tyranny is gone. Now the Libyan people can rest.” The account given by Jibril after a coroner’s investigation said Gadhafi was seized unharmed from a drainage pipe but was then shot in the hand and put in a pickup truck. In ensuing crossfire, Gadhafi was shot in the head, the government account said. According to an account from Hassan Doua, a commander whose fighters found Gadhafi, the former leader already was wounded in the chest when he was seized near a large drainage pipe, and then was put in the ambulance. Amnesty International urged the revolutionary fighters to report the full facts of how Gadhafi died, saying all members of the former regime should be treated humanely. The
London-based rights group said it was essential to conduct “a full, independent and impartial inquiry to establish the circumstances of Col. Gadhafi’s death.” After his death, Gadhafi’s body was paraded through the streets of Misrata on top of a vehicle surrounded by a large crowd chanting, “The blood of the martyrs will not go in vain,” according to footage aired on Al-Arabiya television. The fighters who killed Gadhafi are believed to have come from Misrata, a city that suffered a brutal weeks-long siege by Gadhafi’s forces during the eight-month civil war. Celebratory gunfire and cries of “God is great” rang out across Tripoli. Motorists honked and people hugged each other. In Sirte, the ecstatic former rebels celebrated the city’s fall after weeks of fighting by firing endless rounds into the sky, pumping their guns, knives and even a meat cleaver in the air and singing the national anthem. “We would have wanted him alive for trial. But personally, I think it is better he died,” Bashaga said. The capture of Sirte, the death of Gadhafi, and the death and
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — An agreement reached Thursday between delegates to an informal U.S. conference on relations between North and South Korea recommended the three countries’ governments abide by past nuclear weapons commitments and cooperate on providing food aid, reuniting separated families and recovering troops missing in action. The announcement at a peace summit at the University of Georgia came as the Obama administration plans to sit down next week with North Korea in Geneva for a fresh round of atomic weapons talks and appoint a fulltime envoy with the task of persuading Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press after the summit, a North Korean ruling party official said his country has pursued nuclear weapons because of the threat it believes it faces from the U.S. Ri Jong Hyok, a member of the Supreme People’s National Assembly and vice chairman of a ruling Workers’ Party organization that deals with countries without diplomatic relations with the North, said North Korea is not looking to be recognized as a nuclear power. “Let’s imagine that in the future there is the complete removal of economic sanctions and the threat isn’t there anymore, the situation would be different,” Ri said. He said he believes the Geneva talks will produce results if conditions aren’t placed on future
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California ministry says the end of the world is nigh. Again. The Oakland-based Family Radio International that stirred a global frenzy when it predicted the rapture would take 200 million Christians to heaven on May 21, now says the cataclysmic event will destroy the globe on Friday. This time, the ministry and its 90-year-old leader, Harold Camping, are avoiding the media and perhaps a repeat of the international mockery that followed when believers awoke on May 22 to find themselves still on Earth. “I’m sorry to disappoint you, but we at Family Radio have been
capture of his two most powerful sons, gives the transitional leaders confidence to declare the entire country “liberated.” It rules out a scenario some had feared - that Gadhafi might flee deep into Libya’s southern deserts and lead a resistance campaign. Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam told AP that Muatassim Gadhafi was killed in Sirte. Abdel-Aziz, the doctor who accompanied Gadhafi’s body in the ambulance, said Muatassim was shot in the chest. The justice minister said Gadhafi’s son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, had been wounded in the leg and was being held in a hospital in the city of Zlitan, northwest of Sirte. Shammam said Seif was captured in Sirte. Following the fall of Tripoli on Aug. 21, Gadhafi loyalists mounted fierce resistance in several areas, including Sirte, preventing Libya’s new leaders from declaring full victory. Earlier this week, revolutionary fighters gained control of one stronghold, Bani Walid. By Tuesday, fighters said they had squeezed Gadhafi’s forces in Sirte into a residential area of about 700 square yards but
were still coming under heavy fire from surrounding buildings. In an illustration of how heavy the fighting has been, it took the anti-Gadhafi fighters two days to capture a single residential building. Reporters watched as the final assault began around 8 a.m. Thursday and ended about 90 minutes later. Just before the battle, about five carloads of Gadhafi loyalists tried to flee the enclave down the coastal highway that leads out of the city. But they were met by gunfire from the revolutionaries, who killed at least 20 of them. Col. Roland Lavoie, spokesman for NATO’s operational headquarters in Naples, Italy, said the alliance’s aircraft struck two vehicles of pro-Gadhafi forces “which were part of a larger group maneuvering in the vicinity of Sirte.” After the battle, revolutionaries began searching homes and buildings looking for any hiding Gadhafi fighters. At least 16 were captured, along with cases of ammunition and trucks loaded with weapons. Reporters saw revolutionaries beating captured Gadhafi men in the back of trucks and officers intervening to stop them.
North-South Korea relations Calif. Christian group now sees end of world Friday summit seeks peace
Protesters demonstrate outside the University of Georgia chapel. A university police officer stands guard as delegates from North and South Korea take a back exit after a forum between the divided countries at the university, Thursday.
talks and if the mistrust North Korea has felt toward the U.S. in the past can be overcome. The U.S. wants North Korea to adhere to a 2005 agreement it later reneged on, which required the North’s verifiable denuclearization in exchange for better relations with its Asian neighbors, energy assistance and a pledge from Washington that it wouldn’t attack the isolated country. That agreement is among the past commitments the delegates to the U.S. conference want the three countries to abide by, though Ri suggested in the AP interview that a condition of North Korea’s full compliance is his country no longer feeling threatened by the U.S. The U.S. and North Korea are still formally at war, having only signed an armistice ending their 1950-1953 conflict. The conference delegates agreed
that the current armistice should be replaced with a permanent, comprehensive and durable peace accord between the U.S., North Korea and South Korea. Han S. Park, a University of Georgia professor who has ties with top officials in both Koreas and who organized the meeting, told delegates at Thursday’s closing meeting that when the conference opened he had a “a lot of anxiety, uncertainty and on my part some fear.” He said he now feels proud of the accomplishments reached during the four-day meeting. The talks among academics, legislators and former government officials from the three countries were unofficial, and representatives from the U.S. State Department and the respective foreign ministers did not participate in the closed-door sessions. Ri was in attendance, however.
directed to not talk to the media or the press,” Camping’s daughter Susan Espinoza wrote in response to an email request about Friday’s doomsday scenario. Calls to the ministry in Oakland went to voicemail and were unreturned. Several followers who were contacted also declined comment. Camping, who suffered a mild stroke three weeks after his prediction failed to materialize in May, still spreads the word through his Family Radio International website. God’s judgment and salvation were completed on May 21, Camping says in a message explaining the mix-up in his biblical math.
In this file photo, Harold Camping prepares for a taping of his show Open Forum in Oakland, Calif.
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Thousands of people line up to see the new Guggenheim Museum, home to one of the world’s top collections of contemporary art.
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Angel reapers shine bright By Elmira Fifo Campus Correspondent Religious devotion, provocative movement and stifled passion are the pillars behind Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry’s dance theater performance, “Angel Reapers.” The musical theater piece centers around the history of the “Shakers,” a religious community fervently devoted to living a good life for God. On Thursday night, Alfred Uhry, a Pulitzer, Tony and Academy Award-winning writer in collaboration with director/ choreographer Martha Clarke brought the Shaker community to Jorgensen. The term “Shaker” stands for “shaking Quaker” and referred to the rhythmic, convulsive shaking movement of these devout believers as they felt God’s spirit consume them. The main visionary behind this movement was a woman named Ann Lee, who worked to convert followers to believe in a life of celibacy and to purge one’s sins through the shaking. In this way, they could be a community dedicated to hard work, equality and, of course, God. This theme was introduced in the beginning sequence of the performance. The stage depicted the Quaker women on the left and the men seated on the right. They began with a ritualistic, harmonious song citing the words “tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be true,” thus cementing their grounded belief in simplicity. As the show progressed, the rhythmic stepping of the feet and the synchronicity of the move-
Getting back to the basics By Cody Harwood-Smith Campus Correspondent
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On Thursday, October 20, Angel Reapers show the progression of the Shaker Movement in Quaker society.
ment further demonstrated a communal, strict society spurred by the passions they felt for God. “Angel Reapers” shows the progression of the Shaker movement from the time it thrived to its inevitable downfall. The society was characterized with chants, hymn-like humming and trembling, shouting and separation of
men and women. Several students, including Amanda Gouvin, a 1stsemester undecided major, had the chance to meet the choreographer. Gouvin explained, “I was amazed to find out some of the actors had no dance background because they were very in synch.” The rhythmic dancing corresponded to the behavior.
to the “stoner kid” he conversed with in the front row, he interrogated latecomers and involved the crowd in his performance. Haley Dragoo, a 5th-semester individualized major and member of the SUBOG staff, said, “I’ve seen a lot of comedy shows, and his was by far the best. He did a great job.” His spoke about how he hates plane conversations while touring, the kinds of people he meets and their strange accents, personal relationships and his experiences in Europe as a foreigner. Many of his jokes were immature, he admitted, but perhaps that’s what added to his likeability. He told the audience about how much he hated reading in
college, using philosophy class as an example. “Philosophy class is like talking to a stoner all day,” he said as he glanced over at the “stoner kid.” He shared his experience on the MTV show, Disaster Date, and how the girl he was supposed to be a jerk to was very interested in going back to his hotel room – and cried when she realized it was a prank. Keith also joked about how he tricked European cab drivers into thinking he was a local, getting lower fares. One of his favorite stories was about a mermaid girlfriend he once had: and no, this one was not a joke. He told the audi-
Additionally, the characters did speak to explain the behavior that was not allowed mainly that there was no contact of the flesh between men and women. The tension and struggle against sexuality is a consistent theme in the performance. While the community strives to uphold truth inspired by God, the sexual repression becomes too
enduring. One audience member found this aspect to be fascinating. Crist Waldron discussed, “I appreciate the ideas of hard work in the community, but there’s a very human quality that they were fighting against. I think they really
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California comedian fills Student Union with laughs
By Zarrin Ahmed Campus Correspondent Twenty-one year old Californian Geoff Keith performed a stand-up comedy show at the Student Union Thursday. Keith had a lifelong passion of making people laugh and began his career in comedy after dropping out of college. He’s opened for big names like Damon Wayans, Lisa Lampanelli and Tommy Davidson. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, MTV and Playboy TV. Before he began his comedy skit, he had no trouble winning the crowd over immediately by cracking jokes at various members of the audience. In addition
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Comedian Geoff Keith entertained a crowd in the Student Union Theater at 7 on Oct. 20.
Local mental house haunted UConnSpiration: Bad Money
By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer
An abandoned mental institution is not a place people want to explore after dark – well, most people. Some people continue to return to Greenfield Hills Mental Institution to investigate paranormal happenings, particularly around this time of year. Located in Newtown, the Green Hills Mental Institution opened its doors to patients in 1932 and closed in 1995. During operation, the institution housed more than 4,000 patients in only two threestory buildings. But there are numerous other buildings separated from the main grounds that were occupied by the criminally insane. Greenfield Hills even had its own cemetery, though most of the graves are unmarked or just have numbers to identify former patients. The archives of the Newtown Bee, the local newspaper, give background information and several interviews from previous employees of the asylum. There are even some interviews from former patients of the institution. “The graveyard has a very super eerie feeling. It was very creepy,” said Jessica Becker of Naugatuck. “The headstones have no names or dates, just numbers. The people there were stripped of their identities.” Much of the lore surrounding the history of the mental institution tell of voices, screams and even poltergeists in the abandon
buildings. Paranormal investigators, including those on MTV’s “Fear,” have braved nights at the institution searching for evidence of ghosts at Greenfield Hill. According to an article from the Newtown Bee, the institution had experimented new procedures on their patients, which may have led to some of the strange stories that developed over the years. “Many had seen the asylum as a horrendous and tortuous environment,” said clinical Psychologist James Bergeron, who interned at the institution in 1965. “In truth, this interpretation is not so… Some saw [the institution] as a box in which you put people in. Within that box were the professionals striving to assist those afflicted with mental illness.” Registered nurse Melanie Tanner had her first job at the asylum after graduating in 1979. Tanner remembered the Greenfield Hills as “a great place to work overall.” “The big buildings [were] built in the 1930s, when people were afraid of mental illness,” Tanner said. “People who were delusional or psychotic were feared.” The Newtown Historical society doesn’t advertise the history of Greenfield Hills, nor do they encourage people to explore the abandoned grounds of the asylum. If people risk exploring the institution, they also risk being see by the cops watching over the area. The only area that may be safe to explore is the cemetery.
By Meagan Seacor Campus Correspondent This week in my political science class, we were discussing Karl Marx’s philosophical analysis titled, “Money, The Universal Whore.” In his writing, he expresses that “money is the pimp between need and object, between life and man’s means of life.” Intriguing to say the least, it’s safe to say I will never look at money the same way again. It brought us to the question of the hour and that one little question split the class into a thousand different directions. If we woke up tomorrow and all of the sudden money as we know it and the system of capital was completely gone, would the world eventually be a better or worse place? The majority of opinion eventually settled on the fact that without money, the world would fall apart. A class of criminals would transpire, and physical capability would suddenly be worth more than mental capacity. Trade with foreign countries would be too risky, and eventually the worldwide market would collapse. Without money, there would be no motivating factor for people to reach their greatest intellectual potential. Technology would come to a halt and society would regress. But isn’t that a little extreme?
I believe without a doubt, that upon the first recognition that money no longer existed, society as a whole would most likely have a meltdown. The readjustment period would be long and painful as people tried to figure out how to live, eat and essentially function. It may take 100 years, but the world would eventually fall into place. Some theorists believe that society would fall under the Darwinian theory of natural selection. So what would happen to the financial elite? What would happen to the thousands on welfare, state assistance and unemployment? Would it truly be survival of the fittest, or would society start to organize itself with a utilitarian approach? I’d like to think that instead of money, cooperation would be the driving force. People would have to adapt and learn a trade or a skill that made them a beneficial member of society. Doctors would become doctors for the love of medicine. Lawyers would become lawyers for the love of law. Engineers would become engineers for the love of technology. A competitive motive to earn the top salary would be replaced with a motivation backed by passion and the desire for prestige. This makes you think, how many of us truly are motivated by passion and prestige alone? I’d say very few. From our childhood, the importance of
money is constantly instilled in us. Whether it be the way we grew up, the way we ate, how many vacations we took or the arguments and discussions we heard our parents having about the mortgage or bills, the constant factor is always money. That’s why we are all in college, isn’t it? To get a higher education, a degree, a piece of paper that says we are dedicated and intelligent? According to the Pew Research Center, the typical college graduate earns $550,000 more than the average high school student over the course of a lifetime. And that’s an average statistic! To some, money is freedom, but it isn’t. Money isn’t even based on the system of gold anymore. The dollar is a perceived value .It comes and goes. You make it, you spend it, you lose it. Money is not freedom. In your college journey, and even after you graduate, think about a world without money and don’t let income be your driving force. Follow your passion and your desire to do big things, even if those big things don’t always end up earning you an annual salary of $500,000 a year. Because chances are, you’ll look back with a roof over your head, people that love you and a heart filled with the simple fact that you followed it.
All right UConn, I’ve been noticing a couple trends around the gym and I wanted to see if I could help correct them before it gets too far into the school year. I see fewer people warming up, stretching and breathing correctly and more people walking cold, right into whatever exercise they want to do. As a result, many are not getting the most out of their workout. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that most people aren’t looking to spend more time then they really have to at the gym, but in my opinion, time spent doing things wrong is time wasted. First thing’s first: warm ups. For anyone who played or still plays a sport, you probably have not so fond memories of some sort of warm-up drill. But they’re necessary to get you in the physical state that’s going to allow for better performance. The same thing goes for time spent in the gym; you need to prep your body for exercise! The benefits of warming up include an increase in blood and body temperature, which will reduce the chance of injury. Muscles that have been warmed up can also contract and relax faster, allowing for more effective workouts. Some warm-ups that you can try include hopping on any cardio machine for a few minutes, or simple calisthenics like jumping jacks and mountain climbers– anything that can get your heart pumping without fatiguing you. Second order of business: stretching. I know this seems basic, but I see it being overlooked way too often to not address it. Stretching itself is an often debated area, as some believe that it has little to no benefit while others believe that flexibility and that feeling of “working all of the kinks out” makes a huge difference when exercising. I happen to fall into the latter category. Stretching increases blood flow, much like warming up, which can both help prevent injury and increase flexibility. Not many people like stretching, as it can get time consuming, but there are a few tips and tricks you can use to getting a fast and effective stretch. Do not treat a stretch like a warm up, because they are two completely different things and you should always stretch only after a warm up. If you try to stretch cold muscles, there’s a good chance you’ll end up hurting yourself. Also, focus on stretching the major muscles, or at least the ones that you know you’re going to be working. You don’t necessarily need to stretch your legs if you’re going to be working your arms. Finally, and probably most importantly, a quick word on breathing. Often I see someone attempt heavy weight lifting and holding their breath all the while. This is wrong, do not do this. If you’re holding your breath, you’re increasing your blood pressure to unsafe levels. You need to breathe when lifting weights. Most people find it best to inhale during the eccentric phase and exhale during muscle constriction, or the concentric phase. A lot of this seems basic, but basic is what we build up from.
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Heading out to the suprisingly unknown side of Boston
Words to Live By “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” -Jim Rohn Entrepeneur and motivational speaker
APP-tastic Instagram Creativity, simplicity and timeliness are the best ways to describe this phone photo altering application for the iPhone. Every day we walk by images, landscapes and messages we wish to share. “Instagram” is a social network with a large creative aspect. The functions allow you to choose from 17 different filters to alter the color, texture and focus of the image. It’s compatible with the “hash tag” system embraced from Twitter. The final step allows you to share your images through Facebook, Twitter or both. Many clothing companies, designers, musicians and magazines are creating “Instragrams” to promote events and sales. It will transform and take over your daily commute. Available at the Application store, it’s well worth the 99 cents.
AP Tour headbangs through Toad’s Place By Sam Lee Campus Correspondent
Base Jumping Who needs airplanes anymore? With the advent of base jumping, all you need is a wing suit and a parachute to make human flight achievable. Sky diving has been a past time for thrill seekers for many years now. Base jumping however, takes that thrill and turns it into your worst, most phenomenal nightmare. The acronym B.A.S.E stands for buildings, antennas, spans and earth. At first there were tower jumpers. Now there’s moåuntain divers. After two climbers leapt off of the ‘El Capitan’ cliff in Yosemite National Park, base jumping became more of an environmental movement. The sport has become popular, despite its lethal consequences. Studies estimate that there is a 1.6 percent chance of dying during it. Still, pactitioners attest to the marvels of base jumping and say that it is one of the most glorious things to do on the planet.
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The Long Wharf on the waterfront, which looks out over Boston Harbor. In the photo, taken June 2011, people sit on the large plaza at the end of the wharf, taking in the scene.
By Louisa Owen Sonstroem Campus Correspondent Known as the “Athens of America,” Boston thrives with rich cultural and intellectual offerings. For those students who venture two hours north to visit the largest city in New England, there are many free, lesser-known destinations that can offer a more intimate look at the city than traditional tourist stops. 1. Arnold Arboretum Established in 1872, the Arnold Arboretm is the oldest public arboretum on the continent. The arboretum is both a plant research institution for Harvard University and a public park, providing woodland paths and paved walkways through 265 acres of trees, shrubs and vines. Open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, the park is a popular destination for walkers, runners, bikers and picnickers. Views from Peters Hill look out over the downtown Boston skyline. 2. Boston Public Library at Copley Square The library was hailed as a “palace for the people” when it opened in 1895. America’s first free public library now holds many mil-
lions of books and other library materials, but the architecture, designed by Charles McKim, draws its own admirers. The façade resembles an Italian palazzo from the front. Upon entering, visitors face a massive marble staircase flanked by two lions. Up the stairs is Bates Hall, a vast, coffer-ceilinged reading room lined with books and wooden research tables. The building also contains galleries, sculptures, murals John Singer and a cloistered courtyard. 3. Long Wharf Long Wharf, part of the city’s Harbor Walk, features a large plaza at the end of the dock with extensive views of Boston Harbor and the city’s waterfront. Sitting on a bench or along the edge of the wharf, one can watch airplanes take off and land at Logan International Airport across the water. The wharf is a dock for sightseeing boats and harbor ferries. Locals wander over to the wharf after work to take advantage of the fresh air and waterfront views. After taking in the scene, one can meander up into the North End, Boston’s “Little Italy,” where light sparkles off the water onto narrow streets lined with restaurants and ethnic specialty stores. 4. Community Gardens at The FensThe Back Bay Fens is part of Boston’s Emerald
How to rock that camo By Jamil Larkins Campus Correspondent Military inspired styles have become a staple in today’s fashion landscape. From metropolitan city blocks to small rural towns, there are glimpses of style stemming from our armed forces all over the country. Whether it be aviator glasses, combat boots, cargo pants or field jackets, military uniform has become a backbone of streetwear and culture. Above all, there is one facet of uniform that reigns supreme over all it’s peers: camouflage print. No matter what season it is, you can effectively pull off a fantastic camo style. Wearing any of the many patterns and colors of camo print is hit-ormiss. Contrary to popular belief, those camo shorts do not match with anything you want to wear. This simple guide will help you avoid looking like a seasoned big game hunter, and give you a heads up on rocking a military-inspired camo look this fall and winter in Storrs. Less is more Patterns can be easily and unknowingly overdone. If camouflage is overdone, you will most likely get mistaken for a serviceman. Limit yourself to only one article of clothing per outfit that has a camo print. Whether it be a field jacket, a pair of cargo pants
Necklace park system, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The park’s Community Garden is the oldest remaining wartime victory garden, planted by citizens in 1941. Today it is organized into an expansive grid of fenced gardens, lined by paths from which one can look into city residents’ flower and vegetable gardens. Roses and raspberries cascade over the sides of fences, and residents express their individual tastes with benches, flowers and fountains. 5. Charlestown Located north across the Charles River, the neighborhood of Charlestown is steeped in Boston history. Paul Revere began his famous ride here. The Bunker Hill Monument memorializes the Revolutionary War’s first major battle with a 221 foot granite obelisk. The obelisk is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and visitors can climb the 294 steps leading to the pinnacle and a vista. Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution is also located here in Charlestown. She is the world’s oldest floating commissioned naval vessel. Active-duty U.S. sailors provide free, guided tours Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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or simply a hat, only pick one! It’s not Halloween, UConn is not a guerilla warfare zone, and there is no reason you should be in full camouflage attire. Color matching Though very versatile, camouflage does have it’s limitations on paired color combinations. If you want to play it safe, any solid print of a color featured in your specific pattern will suffice. Whether that be a shade of olive, khaki, or brown, choose whichever is less prevalent in the camo. As for a complementary color? Go with a darker shade of red, especially regarding your shoe choice. Other colors that get a pass are dark navy blues, shades of grey and of course black. Boots Unless you’re rapper DMX, toss the Timberland boots away. We’re all in college now, it’s 2011, so take a more grown-up approach to fall and winter boot choices. Combat boots are always a solid unisex option. Tuck your pants into them, but keep the boots loosely laced. Shades of brown are always a safe bet when matching footwear with military colors. This season I would recommend a Brogue style boot (wing-tipped) or a Desert boot (go with Clarks), both hot street styles. People will
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Combine strawberries and red bell peppers to make one delicious and healthy treat.
By Megan Toombs Campus Correspondent Sometimes it’s hard to get that three to five servings of vegetables in for the day, so I decided to get one serving in with a smoothie! This strawberry and red bell pepper smoothie is a great pick-meup in the afternoon that will provide you energy and leave you feeling full. It will even provide you with one serving of vegetables while also tasting delicious. The strawberries are a perfect balance to the bell peppers and the smoothie has a nice texture. It also ends up being a very visually appealing smoothie when the red strawberries are combined with the red bell peppers. Ingredients one half cup of fresh or fro-
zen strawberries (about five whole strawberries) 1/3 cup of fresh or frozen red bell peppers (about ¼ of a whole bell pepper) ½ cup of water Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about two minutes on high. Pour into glass and serve! Serves One Note: For better texture and a more frozen smoothie, I like to use frozen strawberries and red bell peppers. I buy the strawberries and bell peppers fresh and then cut and freeze the night before so I have them ready to go for the next day. If this is too much work, then just use ice instead of water to get that nice frozen texture in your smoothie.
In a matter of seconds, a member of Title Fight’s entourage lay unconscious. A different entourage member and a security guard were exchanging blows. When singer and bass player Ned Russin drop kicked the guard from the stage, security expelled them all. That was the scene at Toad’s Place on Wednesday Oct. 19 when the AP Tour came through. The tour featured punk rock bands such as The Sharks, The Swellers and Title Fight, as well as harder bands such as Gallows and the headliner Four Year Strong. The Sharks were the opening act. Several members of the crowd were singing along with the songs despite the fact the lyrics were indistinguishable. “They were weird with the singer jumping around and the two guitarists wearing flannels buttoned up all the way,” said Jackson Karzar, a 3rd-semester civil engineering major who attended the concert. “I couldn’t even make out what the singer was saying.” Next to the stage was a band out of Flint, Mich., The Swellers. The crowd opened up a mosh pit for their set. Within the first few minutes a person was leaving, holding his head after getting elbowed in the face. At most there were three people in the pit at a time. At one point a fight broke out after a crowd member started pushing everyone. It was quickly stopped but foreshadowed what was to come. Title Fight took the stage and the crowd seemed to pick up. There were too many people to count in the pit and the sea of crowd surfers kept the security guards at their posts the whole time. A few unkind gestures and swings were taken at security as they pushed back the surfing crowd members. The crowd and band became rowdier during the last song, where there were more crowd surfers than guards and you couldn’t help but be pushed into others as the pit and its members grew. The band’s entourage decided to stage dive. One member was not caught by the crowd and hit his head after trying to flip into the crowd rendering him unconscious. The member after that belly flopped and on his way down kicked a security guard in the head. When the crowd pushed him back to the front where the guard was, the two started a brawl. Upon seeing this Russian drop kicked the guard and everyone involved was thrown out. After the finale of their set, I met UConn student Evan Burgess, an undecided 3rd semester sophomore. “It was crazy,” said Burgess. “The first band of the night people got into but Four Year Strong will be crazier.” Gallows took the stage after that, and the crowd was acted the same as they did for Title Fight. There were an immense number of crowd surfers and a huge pit. During their last song, the lead singer went off stage and into the pit and was embraced by fans that sang along with him. According to Gallows’ twitter, the love was mutual: “New Haven give yourselves a round of applause. Best crowd of the tour so far!” As soon as the speakers for Four Year Strong were
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Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life — giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine. "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, to be published Monday, also says Jobs came up with the company's name while he was on a diet of fruits and vegetables, and as a teenager perfected staring at people without blinking. The Associated Press purchased a copy of the book Thursday. The book delves into Jobs' decision to delay surgery for nine months after learning in October 2003 that he had a neuroendocrine tumor — a relatively rare type of pancreatic cancer that normally grows more slowly and is therefore more treatable.
Instead, he tried a vegan diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies and other treatments he found online, and even consulted a psychic. He also was influenced by a doctor who ran a clinic that advised juice fasts, bowel cleansings and other unproven approaches, the book says, before finally having surgery in July 2004. Isaacson, quoting Jobs, writes in the book: "'I really didn't want them to open up my body, so I tried to see if a few other things would work,' he told me years later with a hint of regret." Jobs died Oct. 5, at age 56, after a battle with cancer. The book also provides insight into the unraveling of Jobs' relationship with Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google and an Apple board member from 2006 to 2009. Schmidt had quit Apple's board as Google and Apple went head-to-head in smartphones,
Apple with its iPhone and Google with its Android software. Isaacson wrote that Jobs was livid in January 2010 when HTC introduced an Android phone that boasted many of the popular features of the iPhone. Apple sued, and Jobs told Isaacson in an expletive-laced rant that Google's actions amounted to "grand theft." "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong," Jobs said. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." Jobs used an expletive to describe Android and Google Docs, Google's Internet-based word processing program. In a subsequent meeting with Schmidt at a Palo Alto, Calif., cafe, Jobs told Schmidt that he wasn't interested in settling the lawsuit, the
book says. "I don't want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won't want it. I've got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want." The meeting, Isaacson wrote, resolved nothing. The book is clearly designed to evoke the Apple style. Its cover features the title and author's name starkly printed in black and gray type against a white background, along with a black-and-white photo of Jobs, thumb and forefinger to his chin. The biography, for which Jobs granted more than three dozen interviews, is also a look into the thoughts of a man who was famously secret, guarding details of his life as he did Apple's products, and generating plenty of psychoanalysis from a distance. Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO on Aug. 24, six weeks before he
died. Doctors said Thursday that it was not clear whether the delayed treatment made a difference in Jobs' chances for survival. "People live with these cancers for far longer than nine months before they're even diagnosed," so it's not known how quickly one can prove fatal, said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Michael Pishvaian, a pancreatic cancer expert at Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, said people often are in denial after a cancer diagnosis, and some take a long time to accept recommended treatments. "We've had many patients who have had bad outcomes when they have delayed treatment. Nine months is certainly a significant period of time to delay," he said.
Fortune magazine reported in 2008 that Jobs tried alternative treatments because he was suspicious of mainstream medicine. The book says Jobs gave up Christianity at age 13 when he saw starving children on the cover of Life magazine. He asked whether his Sunday school pastor knew what would happen to them. Jobs never went back to church, though he did study Zen Buddhism later. Jobs calls the crop of executives brought in to run Apple after his ouster in 1985 "corrupt people" with "corrupt values" who cared only about making money. Jobs himself is described as caring far more about product than profit. He told Isaacson they cared only about making money "for themselves mainly, and also for Apple — rather than making great products."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan arrived late to her first day of community service at the county morgue Thursday and was turned away, another hiccup in the actress' effort to prove to a judge that she is complying with terms of her probation. Lohan had been told to arrive at 8 a.m. for an orientation session but arrived 40 minutes late, spokesman Craig Harvey said. The actress was told to try again on Friday, but will have to arrive at 7 a.m., he said. Steve Honig, Lohan's
spokesman, said in a statement that the actress was late because she didn't know which entrance to report to and "and confusion caused by the media waiting for her arrival." Lohan apologized later Monday on Twitter. "I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again, now I know where to go!" Lohan tweeted. "With all the stress and pressure from yesterday and today, I've never been so happy to go to therapy!!!!" she also tweeted.
Lohan late to community service
Angel Reapers light up the stage from ANGEL, page 7 did believe in it though.” This struggle is illustrated in the bond between Ann and her younger brother, William, who fight to avoid the carnal feelings and sexual tension mounting. The performance indicated a mounting war between their desire and their devotion. “Marriage is lust, true love is light that comes from God,” Ann declares passionately. As two of the members give in to their sexuality and illustrate this on stage, the others pulse around them, shunning them, seemingly
too engrossed in their own beliefs. This story is an incredible part of history and the struggle of Ann Lee and the Shakers is particularly fortified in this performance. While Waldron asserted that theirs was “a flawed system,” her friend, Robin Byrne said she “understood their cohesiveness and pleasure in simplicity.” The consistent blend between internal desire and religion in “Angel Reapers” made the performance controversial but in the end, explored a very real part of history.
Geoff Keith rocks Student Union from COMEDIAN, page 7 ence that the girl used to grow scales and would have become a mermaid if she hadn’t removed them. “I told my friend – and I never thought that I’d ever have a chance to say this in my entire life – ‘you’re just jealous that you’re not [having sex with] a mermaid!’ I was so proud of it.” He tried cracking a joke about women’s sports, but admitted that the women’s basketball team at UConn was a special exception to the lack of enthusiasm for women’s sports. He made subtle but witty
references to known people like Jim Calhoun, exemplifying his ability to relate to the audience. Before the end of his show, he gave women advice on marriage, telling them to “take things into their own hands” by literally making marriage proposals happen themselves. He imparted knowledge on single guys as well, urging them to pull the little sister card on girls at the gym. He even left contact information for those who’d like to talk to him: creepyguysinthegym@ alwayspimpin.com.
Fashion: your guide to picking the right outfit to look good this winter from GUIDE, page 8 definitely notice you. Don’t be afraid to throw a little cuff on your pants to show off your footwear! One word: Oxblood. Not a fan of camo? Earth-tones are the background of military and camouflage. Without the actual camo pattern, you can use
these colors to create a look of your own. A solid green field jacket can go well with a variety of options for both men and women. Layer that look with any pair of buttondown shirt and chinos from the colors listed above and you’ll be set.
Energetic crowd cheers Four Year Strong from AP TOUR, page 8 revealed, the crowd burst into chanting “Four Year Strong” until the lights hinted at their arrival. There was a chorus coming from the crowd during every song as most people were singing along with the band. At one point a chair was brought over and used as a launch pad for crowd surfers looking to catapult them-
selves. The band was brought back on stage once their set was done by the chant, “one more song!” During the encore no one was able to stand still, as others would have move them if they tried.
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Friday, October 21, 2011 I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Toast by Tom Dilling
Royalty Free Speech by Ryan Kennedy
Editor’s Choice by Brendan Albetski
Horoscopes To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
by Brian Ingmanson
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- It’s springtime in Melbourne, and love is in the air ... even in the Northern Hemisphere, for Aries. Your caring nature today makes you attractive. Share your heart boldly. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Some channels want to close today, but gentle pressure maintains the flow. Keep busy at home, and don’t avoid other responsibilities. Receive gifts with thanks and a smile. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Finish up old business while you invent new opportunities for the future. Don’t put it off. Stick to your budget. Find beauty in acts of ritual and routine. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -You’re on the upswing financially. Consider your next move carefully. What are the potential repercussions and consequences? Complete the old job first. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- There’s room for misunderstanding in your interactions with loved ones, but you can handle it with ease, as long as you’re respectful. Provide motivation.
Procrastination Animation by Michael McKiernan
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 5 -Focusing may require special attention now. Take a few minutes of peace and quiet to increase your productivity. Resist the urge to run away. Soon, it will be complete. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Your social life keeps growing. Face to face discussion avoids misunderstandings, especially when it comes to romance. Shades of meaning get lost in email. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Take care of your community, and allow them to take care of you. Organize a neighborhood event that brings people together, or simply get to know a neighbor. Smile.
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UConn Classics: Back in My Day, Comics Were These Comics Phil by Stephen Winchell and Ben Vigeant
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Find a way to experience new adventures without breaking the rules (although they may require some bending). Practice flexibility, and stay in communication for best results. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Avoid morning travel and major dialogues. Quiet, steady work gets you farther. Let a partner take the lead. They see the way to go. Evening creativity inspires. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Work could get in the way of romance. Pass the reins to a colleague temporarily, and postpone travel. Streamline your work routine, and time opens up for fun.
Based on True Sean Rose by Sean Rose
Nothing Extraordinary by Thomas Feldtmose
Happy Dance by Sarah Parsons
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Talk it over with someone you love first. They see your blind spots. Don’t get persuaded against trying. Use their view to guide yourself. Then practice. It just might work.
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» WOMEN'S SOCCER
UConn takes a trip to Rhode Island
By Danielle Ennis Staff Writer The Huskies travel to Providence, R.I. for a showdown against the Friars at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The matchup will be the last game of their regular season. Both Connecticut and Providence have tallied four wins this season, but UConn’s ties give them the edge in the American Division at 4-4-2 in Big East play, while Providence stands at 4-6-0 and 6-8-4 overall. While the Friars are coming off a 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh, the Huskies are trying to finish off the season with a win after a 2-1 loss to West Virginia at their senior
night and last home game of the 2011 season. Senior Laura Di Clemente leads the team in points at 17, with seven goals and three assists. Senior Taylor Bellini follows behind at nine points with four goals and one assists. Providence has won five of its six home games this season, only losing to Big East powerhouse West Virginia. As the Huskies come off a loss to the same opponent, they stand at 7-7-2 overall. Redshirt junior Danielle Schulmann still leads the team with points at 15 as she had her first assist of the year on Saturday against No. 20 West Virginia. UConn needs to win this game in order to secure a spot
in the first round games of the Big East tournament, as well as helping their RPI for the NCAA tournament. “We’ve been playing well, just been falling short of the win. If the Providence defense wins the ball, we need to pressure their backs, and not let them out,” said Devin Prendergast. “We need to get the ball out wide to our forwards or midfielders who play out wide and be able to serve good balls into the box so we can get more scoring opportunities.” If the Huskies can pull off the win against their rival, they will continue to play next week.
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Midfielder Jennifer Skogerboe takes on a Pittsburgh defender during a home match for the Huskies earlier this season. UConn heads to Rhode Island this weekend.
» MEN'S HOCKEY
Upstart Huskies face early season test
By Peter Logue Staff Writer After showing glimpses of greatness over the past few years, the UConn men’s hockey team feels that it has the tools needed to make a run deep into the NCAA tournament this season. The Huskies will take the next step toward achieving that goal when they travel to No. 13 Merrimack. Last season, the Huskies posted a 15-18-4 and reached the American Hockey Association semifinals, before falling 4-2 to the No. 1 seed, RIT, in a hardfought battle. They showed throughout the season, which included a 3-3 tie against then No. 7 UMaine in a hostile environment on the road, that they could hang with the top teams
in the country. St. Charles, Ill. native is curThe Huskies return eight rently leading the nation with of their nine scorers from last 164 saves, a year after setting a year’s squad and are show- school record with 1,085 saves. ing that this could be a break- He also currently ranks fifth in through season. After the nation with a .953 dropping the seasave percentage. son opener against Offensively, the Bowling Green on Huskies have featured Oct. 7, the Huskies a balanced attack. In battled back the next the first four games night to tie the very of the season, 12 diftalented Falcons team. ferent players have Since the opening tallied at least one weekend, the Huskies point while three have notched a pair of » Notebook (Brant Harris, Cole wins, one in dominatSchneider, and Sean ing fashion against Army (5-0) Ambrosie) have all notched six and the other a thrilling 3-2 points apiece. victory over UMass Lowell on UConn will face its toughest Tuesday night to improve their test yet of the young season on record to 2-1-1. Saturday evening at Merrimack, The impressive play of goal- a member of the perennial powkeeper Garrett Bartus has been erhouse conference Hockey crucial to UConn’s success. The East. The Warriors have started
the season with a 2-0 record, including an impressive 2-1 victory over Maine to start their season. After following that win up with another victory against Army on Oct. 15, Merrimack reached their current spot at No. 13 in the most recent national rankings. The Huskies are 1-22 lifetime against the Warriors, and will have an extra source of motivation when the travel to Merrimack on Saturday. Last season in the first ever game at the Merrimack’s newly renovated Lawler Arena, the Warriors thumped the Huskies by a score of 7-1. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Lawler Arena in North Andover, Mass.
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Sophomore forward Cole Schneider moves the puck up the ice during a UConn men's ice hockey game last season.
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Friday, October 21, 2011
» WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
UConn dives into the Husky Invitational
By Krishna Scully Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s swimming and diving team officially jumps into competition this Saturday hosting the Husky Invitational. The meet will be held right here at the WolffZackin Natatorium at 11 a.m. Besides UConn, this meet will also feature the men’s and women’s teams from Providence, Vermont, Fordham and Maine. On the women’s side during the 2010-2011 season, UConn won with 831 points, followed by Fordham with 532, Central Connecticut with 399, Fairfield with 246 and Providence with 180. The UConn women were led by junior Caitlin Gallagher, who had outstanding swims in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes and the 200yard IM. Gallagher won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.91 and she took the 200 in 2:19.35. In the 200-yard IM, she recorded a time of 2:07.86. Several athletes, lead by head coach Bob Goldberg, are poised to have breakout seasons this year.
“I am so proud of the accomplishments of so many of our women swimmers and divers while at Connecticut and in the years after they graduate, Someday I’d love to chronicle all that they have accomplished,” said Goldberg. Caitlin Gallagher, after breaking her arm, is back and is aiming for the UConn record books, and an NCAA berth. In addition, she is in the Honors Program. “Despite being a small squad this year, everyone came in prepared to work,” said Kelly McCauley, a 7thsemester psychology major. “We have been spending a lot of time on certain drills to better prepare us for our competition dives. Also, with a new conditioning regimen, we are learning to maximize our jumps and use of the diving board. As far as my own individual expectations, I plan to use this season to perform to the best of my ability. I am working to final in both the big east championships and NCAA zone meet. I look forward to a strong and successful senior season. Again, despite being small in numbers, there is a lot of talent on our team. If everyone
continues to give their all at practice, and remains calm and confident at meets, there is no reason we can’t have one of our best seasons.” “We are lucky to have experience this year in our upperclassmen,” said Goldberg. “They have the experience and the desire to excel and can lead this group of women to good things.” The UConn women have been consistently good over the past several years, accumulating an overall team record of 150-56-3 in Goldberg’s 23 seasons and they consistently have swimmers perform well at the conference level. They believe they can now climb to the top tier of the Conference standings, which is the ultimate goal at the end of the year. With the current coaching staff, the facilities and training devices that are available to UConn swimmers and the challenging schedule that has been put in front of them, the team is excited to begin the season and prove they are one of the best teams in the conference. FILE PHOTO/The Daily Campus
A UConn swimmer participating in a freestyle event at the Wolff Zackin Natatorium. This weekend, the Huskies kick off their season.
Cerullo: Program aide who shares my » WOMEN'S TENNIS name discusses life as a football coach Huskies to compete in regionals
from INSIDE, page 14 “The program aide, in the past, has had a criteria of 10 different things to do,” Cerullo said. “Well I’m doing those 10 things and then adding on to that with my experience that I can help with, such as anything that has to do with watching film or giving my opinion on stuff. I’m kind of an extra hand right now.” Cerullo also spends much of his time recruiting. On game day, he will spend time with the recruits, talk UConn football with them at the recruiting tent, take them down on a tour of the locker room, then onto the field for pregame warmups and then watch the game with them from the stands. And when he’s not doing any of those things, he’s working on something else related to football. According to Cerullo, the atmosphere within the program is very focused, so much so that it becomes easy to lose track of the outside world. Cerullo joked that didn’t even know UConn had a student
paper, and even within the program, he’s often so focused on his responsibilities with the defense that he hardly ever interacts with people on offense. “We’re so separated that we might not see each other until game day,” Cerullo said. This fact is in sharp contrast to the reality of other places, where the football program doesn’t have as much support. Cerullo described one of his older jobs, back when he was an assistant coach at Division III Curry College under former Patriots player Steve Nelson in 1999, where he worked on a stipend and needed a different fulltime job to support himself. “At Curry College you had the head coach who was a full time employee, two coordinators who were full time and everyone else who was either a volunteer or a stipend coach, such as myself,” Cerullo said. “The time you put in was always after your other job, it was always late nights because you worked a full time job and then you went to Curry and did all the foot-
Rowing team heads to Boston
By Jimmy Onforio Staff Writer After missing its first two events of the fall due to poor conditions, the UConn women’s rowing team is looking forward to its first race of the season at the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta in Boston this weekend. Head of the Riverfront, scheduled for Oct. 2, was cancelled due to flooding, and the team decided not to race in last weekend’s Head of the Connecticut because of similarly unsafe conditions. “The rowers are chomping at the bit to get a race under their belt,” said coach Jen Sanford-Wendry. With the missed events, the team will only get to race twice this fall. UConn will enter two Varsity 8 boats into the competition. After placing 5th and 6th in the Charles last year, Sanford-Wendry has
high hopes for a stronger 1st Varsity 8 this year. “We are hoping for a top 3 finish,” she said. She stressed the importance of the coxswain in this race. Both coxswains, sophomore Charlotte Kelley and senior Brit Reinold, have raced on the Charles before, experience that should help the team. “One bad turn can add 15-30 seconds onto your final time,” Sanford-Wendry said. “Our top priority is to have the coxswains steer a flawless course.” Whatever the outcome, she hopes the boats will be happy with their performance in their first race of the year. She said the team has been practicing a lot with few opportunities to race, so they are especially looking forward to this first chance to perform in an event. UConn’s boats will race around 1:30 Saturday afternoon.
ball stuff that everyone else does here. The support system is the biggest thing, because you didn’t have the extra support system.” Cerullo steadily moved up to bigger programs with better support structure, first to Northeastern, then to Syracuse, and then the NFL, where he worked in personnel with the Atlanta Falcons for two years and then as an assistant coach with the Saints for four. Today he has a family of his own to support, and he admitted that the confusion over the summer about his direct deposit account made his wife anxious. “My wife’s sitting around going, ‘We need the money! We need the money!’” Cerullo said. “And I’m like, ‘I dunno, they said it was supposed to hit today.’” He did get his paycheck, but I’m still waiting for that rogue email to come in someday. “Eh you never know,” he said. “Too bad I wasn’t involved in any scandal.”
By Carmen Angueira Campus Correspondent The women’s tennis team eked out a win over the Quinnipiac Bobcats Wednesday. Last year, the Huskies were able to defeat the Bobcats in a tight match, said Coach Glenn Marshall prior to the match. Marshall said that this match would be a good test for the team. The close match had six singles matches split 3-3. The meet then came down to the doubles points; the No. 1 and No. 3 Tandems gave the Huskies the overall win. In the No. 1 singles match, sophomore Jennifer Learmonth had a tough, long encounter, tying the first set 6-6, but dropped the tiebreaker 7-5 and lost the second set 6-0. To tie the singles score, senior Alexa Gregory No. 2 came from behind to win her match.
Gregory fell in the first set 2-6, fought her way to a victorious second set of 6-4 result and managed to wrap the match up with a 6-1 third set. Freshman Maxene Weinberg dropped both sets in singles at No. 3 with results of 6-1, 6-2. In order to once again tie the singles overall score was No. 4 sophomore Lucy Nutting giving UConn a winning result of 6-3, 7-5. No. 5 junior Lauren Wilmarth fell in the first set 6-2, came back in the second set with a 4-6 score, but was unable to hold the match, falling in a tough tiebreaker, 11-9 result. In the No. 6 singles match, Marie Gargiulo took her match with ease over Bobcat Cristescu. With results of 6-1, 6-0, Gargiulo tied the overall singles points to 3-3, making the results of the meet come down to the doubles matches. In doubles action, the UConn women earned a 2-1 outcome. The No. 1 Huskies combination of Learmonth
and Weinberg earned a win of 8-4 over Quinnipiac’s Juliet Labarthe and Sarah Viebrock. Bobcats Jacqueline Raynor and Michelle Dassa were the only tandem able to defeat the Huskies. They defeated Gregory and Marie Gargiuloin in No. 2 doubles, with an 8-5 decision. In No. 3, Nutting and junior Abby McKeon had the deciding match for the encounter, defeating Quinnipiac 8-3. Afterwards, Marshall was content with the outcome and stated, “It was a great win for UConn Tennis team today. The team was fired up and played great.” This upcoming weekend, Yale will be hosting the regional championship, where the top singles and doubles team from each school on the Northeast Region will compete. UConn will be sending Learmonth to play in singles and in doubles.
Playing at home has been an advantage for the Huskies all year long and Senior Day will be no exception from SEEING, page 14 “We need to prove ourselves. It’s easier said than done,” Wasserman said. The Huskies slumping attack is led by sophomore forward Mamadou Doudou-Diouf, who has eight goals. Senior midfielder Tony Cascio leads the team in assists with six. The two will need to play well for the Huskies to have a chance. Blake, who “always brings ‘110 percent to the pitch,’” as he says, will also, as always, play a major factor in the way the game turns out. The match has already sold out, so the stadium named in the top five college “soccer atmosphere” in Soccer America Magazine should live up to the ranking. “Being home, whether there’s 200 people in the crowd or 5,000, it’s always great to play in the stadium,” Wasserman said. “Knowing the game is sold out makes the anticipation of the game even higher and makes us focus even more.” The Huskies take on the Hoyas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
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UConn players jump in the air to win a header against the Yale goalkeeper during a soccer match at Morrone Stadium earlier this year. Behind the goalkeeper is UConn's famous "Goal Patrol" student section.
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Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Oct. 26 Pittsburgh 8 p.m.
Nov. 5 Syracuse TBA
Nov. 19 Louisville TBA
Nov. 26 Rutgers TBA
Dec. 3 Pittsburgh 12 p.m.
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“Without the Big East, I would never had a chance to win three national championships.”
-UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun on what it’s meant to coach in the Big East.
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Tomorrow Providence 1 p.m.
Field Hockey (13-1) Oct. 30 Princeton 2 p.m.
Nov. 5 Big East Tournament TBA
Volleyball (11-10) Oct. 29 Today Oct. 23 Villanova Georgetown Notre Dame 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.
Oct. 30 DePaul 2 p.m.
Nov. 4 West Virginia 7 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Oct. 28, 29, 30 Connecticut Championships All Day AP
Connecticut’s Andre Drummond passes the ball through his legs before dunking the ball during the slam dunk competition at the First Night NCAA college basketball exhibition in Storrs.
THE WEEKEND AHEAD
Oct. 28, 29, 30 Connecticut Championships All Day
Huskies take on ‘Cuse and the Hoyas travel to Storrs
Men’s Cross Country Today CCSU Mini Meet TBA
Oct. 29 Big East Champ. TBA
Nov. 12 NCAA Northeast TBA
Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Women’s Cross Country Today CCSU Mini Meet TBA
Nov. 12 NCAA Northeast TBA
Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Golf Oct. 30, Nov. 1 Kiwah Island All Day
Rowing Today Head of the Charles All Day
Oct. 29 Head of the Fish All Day
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Big East Tournament TBA
Oct. 28 Rutgers 3 p.m.
“Will UConn men’s basketball finish the regular season in the Top 5?”
» That’s what he said
Women’s Soccer (7-7-2)
Oct. 23 Syracuse 12 p.m.
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Men’s Soccer (13-1-1) Tomorrow Oct. 26 Georgetown Marquette 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
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By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer Game to Attend: UConn Field Hockey vs. Syracuse. On Sunday, the No. 4 Huskies will host their Big East opponent the No. 6 Orange, in their final home game of the season. The Huskies are coming off of a 2-1 victory over No. 16 Boston University on Wednesday. Forward Anne Jeute opened the game up with an early goal to put the Huskies up 1-0, her seventh goal of the season. After the Terriers tied the game up 1-1, forward Chloe Hunnable scored the unassisted game-winning goal. The goal was her team leading 13th goal of the season. With the win, the Huskies record improved to 14-1, and their winning streak was extended to eight games. The Orange is coming off of 12-0 routing of the University of Vermont last Sunday. Their record stands at 13-2 this season. The game will begin this Sunday at the George J. Sherman Family Complex. Game to Follow: UConn men’s hockey at Merrimack.
Coming off of a 3-2 overtime victory on Tuesday against UMass Lowell, the Huskies will continue their three-game road stretch, riding a two-game winning streak. The Huskies, who blew a 2-0 lead in the game, came back in overtime with a game winning goal from forward Marcello Ranallo. Goaltender Garrett Bartus recorded 39 saves in the game. With the win, the Huskies’ record improves to 2-1-1 this season. Scoring has not been an issue for Huskies recently, who have scored a total of 12 goals in their last three games. On Saturday the Huskies will make the trip to New Hampshire to take on the Warriors, who are 2-0 this season and are coming off of a recent 3-2 victory over Army. The game will start at 7 p.m. Number of the Week: 8. Forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf leads the UConn men’s soccer team this season in goals with eight. On Saturday the No.1 Huskies will host Big East opponent Georgetown in their second to last home game this season.
NEW YORK (AP)—NBA owners and players ended negotiations after about five hours Thursday, and no further discussions were scheduled. “”Ultimately we were unable to bridge the gap that separates the two parties,” NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said. “We understand the ramifications of where we are. We’re saddened on behalf of the game.” The two sides remained divided over two main issues—the division of revenues and the structure of the salary cap system. “Hopefully, we can get back to the table but certainly a tough day, a very tough day,” labor relations committee chair Peter Holt said. Previously each side had proposed receiving 53 percent of basketball-related income after players were guaranteed 57 percent under the previous collective bargaining agreement. Silver said the league formally proposed a 50-50 revenue split on Wednesday, and the union moved from 53 percent to 52.5 percent on Thursday. Asked whether the players would drop to 50 percent, Holt said he didn’t think it was that big of a jump but that obviously the union did. Holt said the league would not go above 50 percent “as of today, but never say never on anything.” The first two weeks of the season—exactly 100 games—already have been canceled. The season was supposed to begin Nov. 1, but all games through Nov. 14 have been scrapped, costing players about $170 million in salaries. Commissioner David Stern has the flu and did not attend Thursday’s negotiating session. Owners and players met with federal mediator George Cohen for 16 hours Tuesday, ending around 2 a.m. Wednesday, then returned just eight hours later and spent another 8 1/2 hours in discussions. In a statement, Cohen said the two sides were not able to resolve the “strongly held, competing positions that separated them on core issues.” “In these circumstances, after carefully reviewing all of the events that have transpired, it is the considered judgment of myself and Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh, who has been engaged with me throughout this process, that no useful purpose would be served by requesting the parties to continue the mediation process at this time,” Cohen said.
Blain: in spite of injuries, the Giants are in a good spot
bottom-dwellers of the NFC East, the Washington Redskins, First-round draft pick CB are sitting at second place with a Prince Amukamara hasn’t seen 3-2 record. What’s even stranga play yet, and Osi Umenyiora er is that, by looking at statisand Justin Tuck join him on the tics, it’s hard to see how they injured list. That’s three key are doing it. Rex Grossman has defensive starters the Giants been mediocre at best (with the exception of are either missing tearing apart or have missed at the Giants’ some point dursecondary ing the season. “Eli continues to Week 1), Brandon Jacobs strive. The team goes in they have has also sat out a no solid significant amount as Eli goes, as do backs and to round out the most teams with their the receivers big names on the QBs, but the Giants have so-so injury report on a seem to be a bit stats. I guess weekly basis. you have More impor- more reliant on the to chalk it tantly for Eli, the Manning brother of up to their Giants are without defense, the Giants’ former New York.” which is pro-bowl receiver currently Steve Smith this sixth in the year. They also league in did away with TE Kevin Boss, who quietly yards allowed. So there you have it. averaged 15.2 yards per catch last season. Despite these two Basically the whole division changes, Eli continues to strive. has been topsy-turvy so far The team goes as Eli goes, as this year, and the Giants have do most teams with their QBs, benefitted from it. It’s really but the Giants seem to be a bit just a minor example of how in more reliant on the Manning the NFL, anything can happen on any given Sunday. brother of New York. There is also another anomaDarryl.Blain@UConn.edu ly in the division. The predicted
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P.13: NBA talks lead to nowhere / P.12: UConn dives into the Husky Invitational / P.11: Upstart Huskies face early season test
Friday, October 21, 2011
Inside the life of a football coach
SEEING OFF THE SENIORS
Huskies celebrate Senior Day for men’s soccer
By Gregory Keiser Staff Writer
Mac Cerullo Sometimes as a reporter, I like to joke about how funny it would be if there was someone in the athletics department with my name so people would accidentally send me scandalous athletic department emails by mistake. I never imagined that would actually happen, until one day over the summer I got an email from Justin Macione, the communications director of the New Orleans Saints, congratulating me on my new position, followed shortly by a phone call from UConn asking me to help set up my new direct deposit account that I didn’t set up. I had just been promoted, but still, what’s the communications director from an NFL team doing congratulating me out of the blue? As it turned out, the UConn football program had just hired someone else named Michael Cerullo, who had previously worked for the New Orleans Saints, to be a new program aide. I never did intercept any juicy emails, but once everything was squared away with his email and bank accounts, I had a chance to meet coach Cerullo, who provided a fascinating look into the aspects of football that often get overlooked. Cerullo’s job title of program aide is a vague way of saying that he’s an everyman, someone without a specific role who is available to help out in any way he’s needed. He worked with head coach Paul Pasqualoni in a similar capacity while both were at Syracuse, and when Pasqualoni arrived at UConn, he decided to bring Cerullo back on board.
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Giants winning the NFC East By Darryl Blain Tri-State Sports Columnist Going into the season, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the Philadelphia Eagles, the self-proclaimed (well maybe just Vince Young said it) dream team, were going to take the NFC East by storm. Some said the entire NFC would fall victim to the Eagles’ offseason spending and high-profile pickups. But what we have seen so far indicates the opposite of those predictions. Not only that, but Eli Manning and the New York Giants are sitting atop the division at 4-2. Earlier in the season, Eli Manning turned heads and opened ears, perhaps for the first time in his quiet and reserved career with the media, by stating he should be considered in a class along with Patriots’ QB Tom Brady. While some are outraged, Manning is doing everything in his power to back his statement up. Big Blue’s signalcaller is currently third in the NFL in QB rating, ninth in completion percentage and fifth in yards. Some would say that’s almost an elite showing. The Giants’ success also comes despite a long list of injuries that have plagued them since the pre-season, which makes their current status all the more impressive.
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UConn men’s soccer was named No. 1 in the country on Sept. 27, and now, almost a month later, the ranking is in serious jeopardy. The team lost 2-0 to unranked West Virginia in Morgantown Tuesday as freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake allowed just his fourth and fifth goals of the year. The goals came on a penalty kick in the 34th minute and a header in the 70th. The offense struggled once again, being shut out in regulation for the fourth time in seven games. “The first 30 minutes, we dictated the game and we had everything in our hands. We had great chances, but didn’t finish them,” said junior forward Stephane Diop. “I don’t want to blame it on this, but it wasn’t an easy place to play,” said junior defender Max Wasserman. “We couldn’t build momentum after the penalty kick.” “West Virginia was a tough game,” said redshirt sophomore midfielder Colin Bradley. The loss gives the players an opportunity to analyze their strengths and weakness, according to Wasserman. “We’re going to bounce right back.” The Huskies will be happy to return to the friendly home confines of Joseph J. Morrone Stadium Saturday, hosting No. 24 Georgetown in the field’s second to last game of the regular season. A loss would drop UConn into a tie with West Virginia for third in the Big East Blue Division, below Georgetown and Marquette, who’s on top. “Georgetown is a good team, and every team brings their A-game when they play UConn,” Bradley said. “We’re confident that we will bounce back and get back to playing the way we know.” “The guys learned from it and we’re excited for the game,” Diop said. “We need to prove ourselves. It’s easier said
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Junior forward Carlos Alvarez controls the ball while taking on a Providence defender during a home game for the Huskies earlier this year.
» WOMEN’S HOCKEY
UConn takes on Maine in Hockey East opener
By Tyler Morrissey Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s hockey team will open up Hockey East play when they face off against the University of Maine this weekend at the Mark Edwards Freitas Ice Forum. The Huskies are still searching for their first win of the season as they are 0-4-2 on the year. That being said, head coach Heather Linstad feels no pressure heading into this weekend. “I don’t believe in pressure, we did some good things this past weekend and have grown together as a team,” Linstad said. “We have implemented more conditioning and strength training, which takes time getting used to. This team is moving in the right direction.” This past weekend UConn scored a combined five goals in two games against nationally-ranked Minnesota Duluth, but they let in six goals to the Bulldogs. In order for the Huskies to find success against Maine, they will have to tighten up on defense. “Our defense hasn’t been as strong
as it should be, from goaltending, to our defenders and even our forwards as well, we just need to be committed to making smart plays,” Linstad said. Between the pipes the Huskies still don’t have a starter since both senior Alexandra Garcia and sophomore Nicole Paniccia have been sharing the net minding responsibilities. Garcia has the best record in goal of 0-1-2. “As far as who starts in goal, it comes down to whoever gives the team the best calming effect on the ice,” Linstad said. Freshmen forward Emily Snodgrass comes into this series leading UConn in most points, goals and power play goals. Linstad attributes this to her fast and aggressive style of play. “She is always moving, especially on the power play,” Linstad said. “She always retrieves the puck and resets it, which is what you want to do to run a successful power play.” The Maine Black Bears come into this weekend with a record of 4-2-0, which includes two wins over the No. 9 team in the country, the Quinnipiac
Bobcats. Senior forward Danielle Ward leads Maine in scoring with six goals on the season and looks to continue that success this weekend. “Maine is a very physical team; they crowd the net and pinch down on the boards,” Linsad said. “They don’t like UConn and see us as sort of their rival so they will play us rough. Their team has gotten off to a good start and they want to build off that.”d The Black Bears have taken the last five meetings from the Huskies with their most reason victory a 3-2 win at Storrs. UConn holds the all-time lead of 19-10-3 in the series with Maine. UConn will continue to do what they do day in and day out of practice to get their first win on the season. “As long as we dictate play, and don’t get back on our heels we will have a chance to win,” said Linstad. The puck drops on Friday night’s game at 7 p.m., followed by a matinée start time on Saturday of 2 p.m.
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Junior defender Casey Knajdek controls the puck back in her own zone during a UConn ice hockey game.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY vs. Maine at the Freitas Ice Forum. 7 p.m. Tonight.
» FIELD HOCKEY
Syracuse comes to Storrs to face the Huskies By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer
assist. The Terriers would respond with a goal tying the game at 1-1 at halftime. Early in the second half forAfter beating No. 16 Boston ward Chloe Hunnable scored University earlier an unassisted gamethis week, the No. 4 winning goal good UConn field hockey for a team high 13th team is riding an goal for Hunnable. eight-game winning Goalkeeper Sarah vs. B.U. streak into their final Mansfield finished home game of the NOON the game with five season against Big saves as her and the Sherman East opponent No. 6 defense held off the Complex Syracuse. Terriers for a 2-1 On Wednesday victory. With the win night the Huskies hosted the the Huskies improve to 14-1 Terriers and pulled out a tight on the season. 2-1 victory in what was a very “I felt that we needed to close match. Forward Anne press better, so we’ll be workJeute scored the first goal for ing on pressing,” said head the Huskies on a penalty cor- coach Nancy Stevens. “We ner assisted by back Jestine felt that BU had more success Angelini. It was Jeute’s sev- out-letting than we wanted enth goal of the season and them to and that’s a credit to Angelini’s team high 12th their talent and ability, but we
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Sophomore forward Maria Elena Bolles maintains possession against the Terriers.
need to do a better job of that so that will be a focus point for us.” “I think that we need to get more corner opportunities too,” Stevens said. “We’d like to get six to eight corners.” The Huskies were out cornered 8-3 on the night. With the win the Huskies improve their home record to 9-1 and extend their winning streak to eight games. The Orange is 13-2 this season and is coming off of a 12-0 win over the University of Vermont. The Huskies will be looking to keep their in-conference record perfect on Senior Day, which currently stands at 4-0. The game will begin this Sunday at noon at the George J. Sherman Family Complex.