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A 23-year-old woman reported to Bloomington police that she was sexually assaulted in her east side apartment early Saturday morning. The woman was out with friends at some downtown bars late Friday night, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said. She left the bar and walked to a friend’s house at about 3 a.m. Saturday. An unidentified man gave the woman a ride home to her east side apartment. The woman woke around 10 a.m. and thought she had been sexually assaulted. The woman went to IU Health Bloomington Hospital that day, and the BPD received her report of sexual assault at 9:30 p.m. Police detectives have interviewed the woman. The case is still under investigation. Dennis Barbosa
Athletic violation agreement reached by IPS BY SYDNEY MURRAY email@example.com @sydlm13
The Indiana Public Schools system and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement after IPS failed to give girls an equal opportunity in athletics. The USDOE’s Office for Civil Rights found IPS was in violation of Title IX of 1972, which states “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” According to an USDOE press release, IPS failed to provide athletic opportunities for girls as well as equal opportunity and access to facilities, locker rooms, equipment, supplies and scheduling of games and practice times. According to the release, there were 5,538 students enrolled in high schools for the 2010-2011 school year, with the students close to evenly divided between boys and girls. However, 65 percent of the 1,466 athletes were boys, and 35 percent girls. Victor Bush, IPS district director of athletics, said the investigation began in fall 2010 as a general inquiry into IPS. He said no complaints were filed against IPS before the investigation began. District-wide, there were questions surrounding the number of boys’ athletic games played during “prime-time,” Fridays and Saturdays, versus the number of girls’ games played during prime-time. He said there were questions surrounding the facilities at Arsenal Technical High School. At the time of the inquiry, the school was under construction and using only one gym. The school was also not able to use four of their locker rooms because of construction. There was concern about the SEE TITLE IX, PAGE 5
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Gleb Alexeev, an international student, was born in Ukraine and moved to Bloomington at age 7. His family moved back to Odessa, Ukraine in January.
A world away Ukrainian student left to watch as crisis grips his home BY ANICKA SLACHTA firstname.lastname@example.org @ajslachta
When Gleb Alexeev thinks of Ukraine, he sees the sea. It’s the Black Sea, just an arm’s length from his back door. Sometimes, he sees the sweeping sunflower fields, the faces of the tawny flowers tilted toward the sky. They sit next to expanses of lakes and green stretches of land. His favorites, though, are the grape fields. They stretch to the horizon, he said, going on forever. But they’re just these neat rows of sticks, so you can see perfectly between the lines. When Alexeev remembers his home, he thinks of the beauty and ease of his childhood summers. Now it’s cold. The flowers are dead. And his home country is in flames. On Nov. 21, 2013, Ukraine’s thenpresident Viktor Yanukovych announced he was going to abstain from signing an agreement that would have strengthened Ukraine’s ties with the European Union. The simple refusal set off a spiral of events that peaked in early 2014 with violent clashes. Dozens of people were killed, and Ukraine’s safety and stability were uncertain. Now, half of the country is pushing for an alliance with the European Union, while the other half is encouraging a connection with Russia, IU history professor Padraic Kenney said. But at the core of the current problems, he said, is democracy. “Civil rights matter,” Kenney said. “And the best way to have civil rights is to have a democracy.” That the citizens of the Ukraine are struggling to define a leader from a pool of possibilities, he said, suggests that they are moving toward that ideal. Alexeev is divided. He’s from Ukraine but is Russian by blood. He was born in Odessa, about 300 miles south of Kiev, and was raised there, in what he calls the “cultural hub” of Ukraine, until first grade. Now, Alexeev calls Bloomington home. “I’m a townie,” he said.
Protesters clash with police in central Kiev Feb. 20. The protests began after then-president Viktor Yanukovych announced a trade abandonment with the European Union, seeking closer ties with Moscow.
He has lived here since he was seven. In January, his parents made the move back to Ukraine. Back to where the protests, bloodshed and terror were just beginning to swell. * * * Alexeev knows it’s dangerous where his family lives. “My biggest worry is that it will actually escalate into a full-out war,” Alexeev said. “There’s a potential for more conflict.” He’s a worrier already, he said, but his parents’ safety is always in the forefront of his mind. He doesn’t like to think about the “what ifs” and hesitated when asked about the worst that could happen. “If things expand from Kiev into Odessa—” Alexeev trailed off and paused for a moment. “Even though it’s 300 miles away, that’s not as much of a distance as you think.” The protests in Kiev have settled down, but on March 1, Russian troops moved into the Crimea region of Ukraine. Kenney said he thinks the most violent
of the protests will begin to dwindle soon. He said he thinks a full Russian invasion is unlikely, but that even in the U.S., people should pay attention in case it does. It’s not likely that the U.S. would get involved and send troops, but Russia is a nuclear state, and Ukraine has a sizeable army. It could be incredibly destabilizing for the world, Kenney said. The U.S. in particular, he said, can’t afford the hit the economy would suffer. “There are conflicts around the world that would affect us a little bit,” he said, “but this one would affect us a lot.” * * * Alexeev said he avoids the news — a habit he picked up from his mother, who doesn’t like all of the negative coverage — but it doesn’t scare him. Or it didn’t, at least, until he left home. “I saw on the news these people that were burning tires and throwing Molotov cocktails,” he said. “Me, sitting on the SEE UKRAINE, PAGE 6
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Student named ROTC battalion commander for outstanding ﬁtness, leadership BY DENNIS BARBOSA email@example.com @DennisBarbosa86
Four years ago, Angela Bowman was the freshman who sat in the back of the classroom and didn’t talk to anyone. Today, she is the battalion leader of 130 IU Army Recruiting Officers’ Training Corps cadets. IU ROTC’s primary purpose is to teach leadership and train cadets to become United States Army commissioned officers when they graduate, but joining doesn’t necessarily mean enlistment in the army. Every semester, IU ROTC selects a different battalion commander to lead the cadets in training. Bowman, 25, said she never imagined being chosen. “I definitely didn’t put in for battalion commander,” Bowman said. “Typically the cadet battalion commander is very outgoing.” Born in San Francisco, Bowman spent most of her life growing up in Indianapolis in a family with a strong military background. Both Bowman’s parents served in the army. It’s how they met. “You see all the commercials of soldiers in helicopters helping people in distress in, you know, a flood or something like that and here comes the National Guard flying in to rescue people off the roof,” Bowman said. “My mom definitely helped steer me in that direction, but when I saw that I was like, ‘Yeah, this is exactly what I want to do.’”
After graduating from high school in 2007, Bowman worked her first and last civilian job as an aircraft off-loader before applying to study at IU-Purdue University Indianapolis. She worked closely with the very crafts she hoped to someday pilot. Bowman joined the Army National Guard the following year, and shortly thereafter enrolled at IUPUI. But she soon transferred to IUBloomington, drawn by an outdoors program. “One of the reasons why I did transfer over here is because of the IU Outdoor Adventures program,” Bowman said. “I could get credit for classes like Search and Rescue and Wilderness First Responders, stuff like that.” Spencer Tigges, IU ROTC senior recruiting cadet, met Bowman at a fall retreat during freshman welcome week in 2010. IU ROTC sponsored a campground retreat for the cadets to get to know each other at Bradford Woods. Tigges said everyone split off into groups. Bowman was in his group. She was quiet. The retreat leader started conversations with the group, asking personal questions, like what their biggest fears were. Everyone gave typical answers, Tigges said, but Bowman said only one word — “failing.”
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IU student Angela Bowman, 25, is the battalion leader of 130 IU Army Recruiting Officers’ Training Corps cadets. Bowman will graduate from IU in May.
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Strategic Plan proposes accelerated degree programs BY KATHRINE SCHULZE firstname.lastname@example.org @KathrineSchulze
Students from all majors might be able to complete an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in the time it takes most students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, according to the Strategic Plan draft. The Undergraduate Life section of the Strategic Plan proposes new professional master’s degrees and certificates for every school and the College of Arts and
Sciences that would provide students a leg up when entering the workforce. “A lot of people are able to take a wide variety of undergraduate degrees and head in many, many directions with those undergraduate degrees,” said Greg Siering, director for the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and member of the Undergraduate Life committee. He said development of a variety of professional master’s degrees and certificates could allow students to
focus on specific professions that interest them. Some of these degrees are already in place in the Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs. “I think it’s important that we not only create degree programs that educate students in a general sense, but that notion of ‘create professional master’s degree and certificates’ allows students a more direct focus route into certain professions,” Siering said. This proposed action
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Provost Lauren Robel has invited students to a Town Hall meeting today at noon to discuss the campus Strategic Plan and provide feedback. IU Student Association Vice President of Congress Chris Kauffman shares the student government’s take on the campus strategic plan, describing the
document as “a forwardthinking, aspirational road map for the course of this institution as we approach its bicentennial.” He said he encourages students to attend the upcoming meeting. IDS What should students know about the Campus Strategic Plan? Kauffman It is important for students to recognize that our
educational environment is constantly in flux, and that in recognition of this dynamism, 167 faculty, staff and students joined forces on 11 committees under the guidance of the Provost to comprehensively address the future of Indiana University Bloomington. Thoughtful dialogue from groups of diverse stakeholders that has resulted in SEE IUSA, PAGE 3
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would allow students to finish their undergraduate degrees in three years and finish a professional master’s degree or certificate in one to two years. The potential degrees, and those already in place, allow students to shift their focus, and for employers to see that shift, Siering said. Dennis Groth is the interim vice provost for undergraduate education and co-chair of the undergraduate life committee for the Strategic Plan. “I think it’s important
what’s already in place. “What’s interesting about this particular objective is that there already are options in place,” he said. “It could be that students aren’t made aware of them and it could be that we have new ones, but the idea is that every school and college will take a look at this and figure out what the best way that their degree programs at the graduate level can link to an undergraduate degree.”
Arts and humanities to gain more emphasis across ﬁelds of study BY ANNA HYZY firstname.lastname@example.org @annakhyzy
The arts and humanities don’t get enough attention on the IU campus, according to the provost’s draft of the strategic plan. Objective four of the “Undergraduate Life” section outlines the provost’s ideas on how to go about undertaking such a project. The outline includes the creation of an arts and humanities center, expanded
course offerings aimed at international students and the integration of arts and humanities resources such as the IU Cinema, IU Art Museum and other performance venues and galleries into courses across campus. “Anything that works to integrate the arts and humanities for all students would, in my mind, be exactly what is needed for a complete university education,” said John Lucaites, associate dean for arts and humanities and
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always for students to have access to options for students in undergraduate education,” Groth said. “We don’t want to limit what students want to achieve.” While students could take classes from multiple schools to complete their master’s degree, the plan isn’t proposing that students create their own programs, Robel said. While a few professional master’s degrees are already in place, Groth said, the action is meant to build on
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IU students listen to a training session focused on the response and prevention of rape and sexual assault Monday night at Sigma Phi Epsilon, put on by the Interfraternity Council Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault Program (IFC MARS).
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The Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault Program is working to teach men in greek life about sexual assault and how to recognize and stop it. The program hosted a twohour training session attended by around 120 fraternity members last night. “I think that fraternities are important on campus, and I think greek life is important on campus,” said Mark Houlemarde, the outreach intern at the Sexual Assault Crisis Services of the IU Health Center. “But we’ve definitely noticed a problem.” The former IFC vice president of membership involvement, Grant Ryan, realized the gravity of this issue and decided to work with SACS to create the MARS Program. Each fraternity on campus was required to send at least two members to the training session.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 recommendations, which directly affect virtually every facet of this institution means that all stakeholders — students especially — should dedicate time to reading, digesting and providing feedback on the Strategic Plan. IDS What is going to happen at the town hall meeting on the Campus Strategic Plan? How will students get the chance to be involved? Kauffman The Town Hall Meeting for the Campus Strategic Plan will provide the campus community with an opportunity to learn more about the Strategic Plan and to provide feedback in a public forum, with the Provost and other key stakeholders in the strategic planning process present. IDS Why is it important that students attend this meeting? Kauffman Attendance at this town hall provides students with a unique opportunity to learn and provide feedback on a long-term initiative that will directly influence the current and future environment at IU-B. Engagement of this sort speaks directly to the concept of university
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skills like understanding, imagination, empathy and judgment are most at home in the arts and humanities. Provost Lauren Robel said no one has yet taken charge of the objective to make students passionate advocates of the arts and humanities. “There will be a window into this for any student,” she said. She said there are plans in the works involving the 100th anniversary of World War I next year. Another important part of creating an increased emphasis on the arts and humanities is the creation of an
The program began with a presentation by senior Sean Ndebele, the current IFC vice president of membership involvement, and senior Ward Weber, the IFC vice president of standards. Ndebele and Weber’s presentation emphasized the importance of consent. They also discussed the impact of alcohol and suggestive themes at fraternity parties. “The culture here at IU is to drink as much as you can for as long as you can,” Ndebele said. “This attitude can lead to sexual assault. Seventy percent of women and 80 percent of men had been drinking when a sexual assault occurred.” The men reminded the attendees of the negative consequences that result from rape accusations, like social probation, questions from potential employers and media attention. “You don’t want to wear those letters on your chest and have people look at you
and say you’re part of the ‘rape frat,’” Weber said. The program included an activity in which Houlemarde asked the men to stand when he mentioned something they agreed with or had experienced. Half of the room stood when asked if they know a victim of sexual assault. Only one person stood when asked if they had heard one of their brothers suggesting using alcohol as a means of hooking up with a girl. Houlemarde said it was likely not everyone in the room was telling the truth. “Men are not going to feel comfortable talking about that stuff in a room with people they don’t know,” he said. “In smaller groups the conversations are a little different. I can understand why there might be some hesitance, but it’s really positive to get so much representation from the different houses.” Houlemarde also discussed the difficulty of
citizenship. We, as students, have an opportunity to be stewards of this institution through this and other mediums. To capitalize on such an opportunity and provide thoughtful feedback in a forum like a town hall yields benefits for the entire student population.
emphasis on access to “high-impact” practices — internships, service learning, study abroad, and research — that significantly enhance the student experience at IU-B.
IDS What did IUSA pinpoint as the big takeaways from the Campus Strategic Plan? Kauffman Several key themes emerge from the Campus Strategic Plan that IUSA sees as major takeaways. Across committees, an enhanced emphasis on interdisciplinarity and diversity within and outside of the formal learning environment became apparent. Similarly, the view of the institution as an integrated ecosystem, especially with respect to undergraduate life, manifested to influence and link several recommendations. Recognition of the reciprocal relationships between residence, academic and extracurricular life fostered dialogue surrounding enhanced linkages and learning outcomes between these three student domains. An outflow of this line of thought is a renewed
arts and humanities center on campus, Robel said, and she pointed out that many universities already have these facilities in place. Lucaites said the creation of such a center was key to pursuing this objective in the strategic plan. “We need a space — both conceptual and physical — where students and faculty can find the opportunities and resources for interaction and engagement, for experimentation and innovation,” he said. Provost Robel likened the initiative as a whole to the Themester program organized by the College of Arts and Sciences. “It’s almost like Themester on steroids,” she said.
IDS Why is it important that students understand the strategic plan? How will it affect them? Kauffman The Strategic Plan maps the trajectory of this institution for the next phase in its life. It addresses virtually every primary function of the University, providing recommendations and measures of attainment therein. This document signals a commitment to thoughtful strategic thought and action, providing students and stakeholders with insight into the direction of their institution. Many of the recommendations within the plan are long-term in nature, which means that some students will have graduated before witnessing their implementation. Nonetheless, because the locus of the plan is institutional improvement, every recommendation wields the potential to increase the value of an IU degree long after students leave Bloomington.
The College describes Themester as “an initiative to engage the collective knowledge and creativity of the faculty and to involve undergraduate students in the exploration of ideas across the disciplines,” on its website. The plan also asks that the arts and humanities at IU become “robustly publicfacing,” or, in other words, that the arts and humanities become programs associated with IU. “The arts and humanities provide a key component to the education of the complete citizen,” Lucaites said. “Or, if you want to think in terms of the history of the liberal arts, the complete ‘human.’”
measuring progress made by spreading awareness. “When it comes to issues of sexual assault the more awareness we raise, we won’t necessarily see a decrease in numbers,” he said. “If we get more awareness out there more people feel comfortable reporting incidents of sexual assaults so it’s hard to perceive progress. We want people to feel more comfortable reporting this but we also want people to stop committing these crimes in the first place.” Weber ended the presentation by reminding brothers of the importance of simply talking about sexual assault issues. “We’re not saying you’re going to go home tonight and totally eliminate sexual assault tomorrow,” Weber said. “We’re trying to get you guys started talking about these difficult topics. We have a problem it needs to be addressed. Let’s just start talking about it and get this thing going.”
“This is an individual who’s going to do whatever they can to become an army officer,” Tigges said. Twenty-five cadets joined IU ROTC that year. Today, only 12 of the 25 remain, including Tigges and Bowman. “Now we’re here as seniors, months away from commissioning,” Tigges said. “Bowman, she’s definitely come out of her shell. Each year you get a little bit closer to your classmates.” Garrett Guinivan, IU ROTC cadet executive director, has known her for two years. “Even last year, she was much more introverted,” Guinivan said. “She was very closed off.” Since being selected to be the spring 2014 cadet battalion commander, Bowman has been talking a lot more and letting the other cadets see more of her personality, Guinivan said. Every week, they learn something new about her. In her office, she arranged a collage of pictures of her colleagues. During some strategy training, Guinivan said he was trying to plot geographical points and wished he had some way to put it all on a bigger scale. He said Bowman knew right away how to do it. Bowman is double majoring in criminal justice and geography, but she said her primary interest is geography. Criminal justice is just something she “tacked on” because of her background
“This is an individual who’s going to do whatever they can to become an army officer. I think Bowman, more than anyone in the battalion, is capable of doing whatever she wants.” Spencer Tigges, IU ROTC senior recruiting cadet
in the National Guard military police, her military occupational specialty. As a cadet, Bowman works in an aviation unit in charge of refuelers. She flies around in Blackhawk helicopters every month but has yet to go to flight school. Whenever the other cadets get a chance to fly on a Blackhawk, they’re like “kids on Christmas day,” Tigges said, and Bowman is the only one who is calm and reserved. This May, Bowman will graduate. The following day, she will become a commissioned officer and serve her next four years on active duty. She knows she’ll be training at the Army Logistics University in Fort Lee, Va., but does not know where in the world she will be sent after that. “I think Bowman, more than anyone in the battalion, is capable of doing whatever she wants,” Tigges said. “If I see later in the future she’s become a pilot, I wouldn’t be surprised.”
CORRECTION There was an error in the Feb. 21 issue of the IDS. The city council approved Matlock Heights as a conservation district 6-0, with two members abstaining. There was an error in Monday’s issue of the IDS. A sexual assault was reported at 9:23 p.m. Saturday. The woman said she was raped between the hours of 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday morning. The IDS regrets these errors.
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Jennifer Lawrence falls again, world rejoices At last night’s 2014 Oscar ceremony, Jennifer Lawrence did not disappoint, pleasing audiences with the adorable clumsiness we’ve come to expect. The actress, 23, tripped over a red traffic
cone on the red carpet, continuing a tradition she began last year, when she stumbled up the stairs on her way to accept her Oscar. Ellen playfully acknowledged both incidents during her opening monologue.
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Consider Biden 2016 EDUARDO SALAS is a junior majoring in management.
If I had to choose the single most underrated part of the Obama administration, my choice would be simple: Vice President Joseph R. Biden. And by the looks of his interview with Politico Magazine this month, Joe Biden might agree. The piece paints a pretty vivid picture of a man the Obama administration has, at times, been hesitant to place in front of a room full of cameras and reporters. No one can deny the vice president is a dynamo of a man, even by millennial standards. Biden has a take-no-prisoners attitude that has led him to be gaffe-prone, if only because he does, in fact, keep it real. Thus, it came as no surprise the vice president revealed he wants to be considered as a presidential contender for 2016. This is big, considering the Democratic base has quietly coalesced around Clinton as the frontrunner for 2016. The machinery is already moving for the former first lady. Ready for Hillary, a super Political Action Committee engaged in a shadow campaign for Clinton two years before the 2016 election, spent more than $2.5 million in the last six months of 2013 alone. So the announcement that the vice president wants to be considered for 2016 puts him in what many of us would consider to be an awkward situation. But Joe Biden, being Joe Biden, doesn’t care. Biden made it crystal clear when he appeared on “The View” that Clinton’s decision about running wouldn’t affect his. So the same man who made the word “malarkey” famous during 2012 is calling malarkey on his detractors. They like to point out Clinton has a far better and more realistic shot at capturing the White House given her ability to bring together the Democratic base, Wall Street, middle America and independents. Clinton may be a big tent candidate, but I don’t think we should totally write off Biden. The vice president, given both his domestic and foreign policy experience, is just as qualified as Clinton to run for president if we’re talking qualifications alone. But Biden offers something Hillary Clinton has had a hard time delivering: authenticity. I admire Hillary Clinton deeply — so much so I supported her in the 2008 primary instead of then-senator Obama. But Biden just seems like the sort of figure that can connect with the average Joe, in stark contrast to the above-the-fray detachment the president has shown and Clinton’s tightly-kept media image. America needs to feel good again, and Biden seems primed for the role. But back on earth, Biden’s most likely contribution may be keeping Clinton to the left. If he launches a primary challenge, he could take on the mantle of the more liberal candidate for progressives not interested in Clintonian centrism. Let us not forget Biden was the one that forced the Obama administration to come out in favor of same-sex marriage in 2012, after one of his more iconic Joe-being-Joe moments. Biden could be the Aviators-wearing, liberal badass America deserves. It’s just unclear — as many look to Hillary Clinton — if Joe Biden is what American needs. firstname.lastname@example.org
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IU chokes up with expanded smoking ban WE SAY: The university takes the ban too far. Every day, members of the Editorial Board notice signs proudly promoting IU as a smoke-free campus, only to see the occasional clouds of cigarette smoke and the seas of cigarette butts outside campus buildings. Annoyances and libertarian considerations aside, we support efforts to reduce cigarette and cigar use on campus. Secondhand smoke endangers passersby to an increased chance of lung cancer. That being said, the Editorial Board still believes the University’s new policy banning e-cigarettes, hookahs, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff might be taking it too far. Our impression is the original smoking ban was implemented primarily as a health and safety measure.
But it appears IU had a different plan from the beginning. The sudden addition of various types of “safer” tobacco leads us to believe the University is attempting to pander to the latest smokefree craze and push against cigarettes. By further penalizing and shaming smokers, the University might also inadvertently promote cigarette usage again. There would be no incentive for current smokers to change their habits and transition to a less-harmful alternative for their own health or the people around them. This is not to discount the undisputed harmful effects of tobacco. Instead, we want to consider the effects of penalizing the use of alternatives by current smokers. Another rather bizarre
consequence of the expanded smoking ban is the added and laughably adolescent punishment that will accompany the citation and fine — a referral to the Office of the Dean of Students. We believe this new approach is rather silly for college students and for Dean Goldsmith, considering both parties likely have more pressing considerations. Though student affairs are obviously within his purview, having a meeting every time someone gets busted seven feet from Ballantine Hall with a cig would be a glaring waste of resources and time. The Editorial Board’s final concern with the smoking ban expansion is the loselose nature of the policy in general. If the University doesn’t actually enforce it, IU’s rules
might no longer be heralded with the appropriate gravity and respect. But if IU does, it will constitute flagrant and rather childish misuse of campus resources — all to keep that kid in front of Swain from using his e-cig. These new prohibitions will likely have no effect on actual smoking rates. To be clear, the Editorial Board very much supports curtailing invasive secondhand smoke on campus. None of us like to cough up our lungs up on our way to class. However, we can’t support a bad policy expansion that’s more concerned with appearances than actually helping students stop smoking. email@example.com @IDS_Opinion
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Taking Alzheimer’s seriously My whole life I have been told I bear an uncanny resemblance to my mom. We share the same hair and eye colors, and share the same personality and interests almost to a tee. Unfortunately, though, we both share something that isn’t as fun as matching blonde hair. My mom, brother, two uncles, five cousins and I are all potential carriers of the Alzheimer’s disease gene. My grandfather is one of six children. Five ended up struggling with Alzheimer’s, Papaw included. He is now in the midst of a rough battle with the terrible disease. It’s a daily struggle that makes holidays rough, daily schedules radically different and good days a novelty, but I know that every member of my family is committed to making life easier and more normal for my grandpa.
Seth Rogen feels the same way about his mother-inlaw. Last week, he went before Congress to push for financing care for Alzheimer’s victims. The hearing was poorly attended, and those who were there left before Rogen had even finished his plea. By the time Rogan was through, there were only two senators left. To top it all off, one of the senators who tweeted his admiration for Rogen’s plea, even asking his followers to “Retweet if you know someone affected by #Alzheimers,” didn’t even show up for the speech. I don’t think I’ve ever been more disappointed in my government. Alzheimer’s disease affects more than five million Americans either directly or by association. There are people currently affected by Alzheimer’s
who voted for the senators who didn’t show up or left. That’s inexcusable. I understand the issue, for some reason, isn’t at the forefront of immediate action. But a small fraction of the day devoted to listening to a plea about a disease that effects a large percentage of the American population isn’t too much to ask. I wouldn’t wish Alzheimer’s on anyone. But I guarantee if one of these senators watched a relative struggle with the simplest tasks such as shaving or remembering their family members’ names, they would have cancelled their lunch plans to hear Rogen speak. It has recently been predicted that by the year 2050, 16 million Americans will be afflicted with Alzheimer’s. This isn’t an insignificant topic. Rogen’s speech was worth the senators’ time.
CLAIRE MCELWAIN is a freshman majoring in journalism.
Another American develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds. Since you’ve been reading, at least one person has been diagnosed and multiple people affected. Tweet about that, Senator Kirk. I won’t wait to raise awareness until some or all of my previously stated family members are diagnosed. I’m not going to wait so someday my children try to sit before a basically empty Congress begging for financial support and funding for a cure for me. Government support of this issue is past due, and retweets aren’t going to cut it. firstname.lastname@example.org
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This semester, I have to spend a lot of time in Ballantine Hall. There are some reasons this sucks — the confusing ground floor vs. first floor and the general high school/prison vibe the building gives off, for instance. But I’ve begun noticing something pretty cool about Ballantine as well. Throughout the girl’s bathrooms, someone has written a political manifesto, calling for the rebellion of the underprivileged. Someone else has written a short encouraging note about getting through tough times. Lots of people have written snarky rebuttals to both of these messages, and more. They are removed pretty quickly, and new messages are rewritten even quicker and funnier than before. Though each note is eventually painted over in the attempt to keep the bathrooms looking clean and academic, since it’s against the rules to deface school property, I love that these words get to be shared even briefly. So much of women’s speech is controlled by someone other than themselves. Self-publishing for anyone has got to be liberating, but especially for women. Even though women represent a little more than half the population, they are continuously underrepresented in the media. Women own less than 7 percent of all television and radio station licenses. Generally, women’s words have to, at some point, be examined and pass through a male gaze to make it through to the rest of the world. Whether it’s through an editor or a critic, a man’s perspective will be considered when determining whether her words are valid. It is this public standard that makes the girl’s room graffiti so interesting. These words won’t be judged by a male perspective. Only women can write them, and only women can read them. The authors of the stall sonnets are free from having to consider what a male critic might say to her anonymous confession. She can’t be censored or judged by the male gaze, which is a rare space for women. Within the confines of typical society, which tends to lean towards a man’s perspective, women are often perceived as catty toward each other. In main forms of media, they are rarely seen as interacting at all. However, on the walls of our restrooms, we generally seem to lean toward supporting each other. Even when comments are about hating math, responses will let the author know she’s not alone. Most comments veer towards funny, but almost all have an inclusionary feel. Women are free to talk about real emotions where no one will judge them. The sisterhood is real on the anonymous stall walls. I think it’s interesting that, when removed from a society that projects negative tropes like pettiness and competitiveness, none of those characteristics are exhibited. It might be impossible for women to have freedom from the male gaze anywhere else, but I take comfort that free-thinking, slightly delinquent women will always have a place on the wall in bathroom stalls. email@example.com @RiledUp_IDS
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HJR 3 opponents offered money to Bosma House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he was offered money to shut down HJR 3, the controversial same-sex marriage amendment, according to reports from Indiana Public Media.
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Bosma said opponents of HJR 3 offered someone campaign money to run against Bosma in the primary elections. Bosma is unopposed in elections this year.
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Six hours before the public comment period on connecting State Road 37 into Interstate 69 ended, representatives of the Indiana Department of Transportation opened a meeting to gather feedback on the subject. Thirty-six hours before, they announced the meeting and its location. County Councilwoman Cheryl Munson was one of the speakers to voice her concern at the process. â€œMany members of the county council did not know of this meeting and have not had an opportunity to read over the material,â€? Munson said. â€œWeâ€™re supposed to have notices of meetings (like this) 10 to 14 days in advance.â€? The project will turn areas near Chambers Pike into four lane highways. Each lane will be about 12 feet long. In the Indiana Finance Authorityâ€™s initial request to build the project, the IFA listed economic development and relief of traffic congestion on SR 37 among their goals. But Bloomington residents are concerned about the cost of these goals. Mark Goll owns property near the areas of the project. â€œI think Iâ€™m affected by this,â€? Goll said. â€œI havenâ€™t been given much information. I think I should be told
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number of times girls were practicing against boys late at night, but Bush said the girlsâ€™ basketball coach at the time at Arsenal Tech preferred to schedule practices later in the day. The agreement requires IPS to increase athletic opportunities for girls and improve facilities, equipment and primetime scheduling of games and practice times for girls. If there are unmet interests in sporting opportunities for girls, IPS might need to add more sports teams or increase sizes of existing teams. IPS must also implement a procedure for students, parents and coaches to request the addition of new sports or sports levels at high schools. Bush said there were also inquiries about whether girlsâ€™ sporting equipment was adequate at John Marshall Community High School and George Washington Community High School. Bush said the construction has now been completed at Arsenal Tech and the school is able to use two gyms. â€œSo a lot of things have been repaired or improved over time,â€? he said. Bush said he thinks athletics can be like a second curriculum for students and can reinforce concepts learned in the classroom, but said athlet-
if a four lane road is going to go through my yard.â€? While one INDOT representative browsed her phone, person after person stood up front asking for answers. During his statement, Steve Brewer asked how many people had found out about the meeting on Friday. At least a dozen people raised their hands. â€œWhat do we have the power to stop?â€? Brewer asked the INDOT representatives. None of them replied. Ricky Clark, the representative who was guiding the meeting, explained that it was not being run in a question-and-answer style, and emphasized that its purpose was â€œto solicit public comment on IFAâ€™s behalf.â€? Thomas Malapit, an attorney specializing in imminent domain law, said that the meeting was not for the benefit of the people present. â€œThis is an exercise,â€? Malapit said. â€œTheyâ€™re doing this to follow the statute so they can say that they did it. The train has already left the station.â€? Director of Media Relations for INDOT Will Wingfield said there were advantages to the way that the project is being handled. Having private companies handle the project will encourage quality work, he said. â€œIt ensures that they are in it for the long haul,â€? Wingics can also be more than that. â€œMore importantly, sports teaches you about life,â€? Bush said. Bush said he usually thinks if the gear or facilities would not be good enough for his own child, they are not good enough for the students of IPS. He said since 2010, a lot of improvements have been made and IPS is working in compliance with the report to provide their students with the best athletic experience possible. â€œI donâ€™t want any of our kids playing in mediocre gear or mediocre facilities,â€? he said. The OCR will monitor IPS to make sure they are following the guidelines of the agreement. â€œThis resolution agreement embodies the fundamental Title IX principles that school districts must provide girls and boys with both equal opportunity to participate and equal benefits and opportunities as participants in interscholastic athletics programs,â€? said Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon in the release. â€œGirls in schools across the country deserve to expect that their schools will support their desire to compete at a high level in a fair and competitive environment.â€?
Indiana resident William talks about how the Indiana I-69 project will affect his daily life at the public hearing about I-69 development. The project includes building a four-lane median highway between Bloomington and Martinsville, Ind.
field said. Wingfield said the I-69 project could improve the quality of the existing highway. â€œA lot of (SR) 37 could use some re-doing,â€? Wingfield said. The IFA opened up the topic for public comment on Feb. 21. As of midnight Monday, comments on the matter will no longer be accepted, and the decision for the project will be released on Wednesday. If the project is approved, Isolux Infrastructure, a company based in Spain, will do the construction work. Sandra Tokarski said she believed the way the project was being handled was scandalous. â€œWhen I have called a number of elected officials and they say they didnâ€™t know about it until I told them, thatâ€™s a scandal,â€? she said.
The IFA was not represented at the meeting, though they originally put through the request for the construction of the interstate. Wingfield said INDOT was acting on behalf of the IFA. â€œWe are their designees,â€? he said. Because some of the changes are going to affect roads near a middle school and through already developed neighborhoods, some residents are skeptical that the project is actually for the benefit of Bloomington and its people. Even though the meeting was judged by several to be futile, Malapit said there was one thing that could be done. â€œWhat can you do now?â€? he said. â€œGet your just compensation.â€?
Bluetique Cheap Chic is opening its ninth and newest store Wednesday in downtown Bloomington. The store, originally based in Lexington, Ky., will offer free pearl earrings for stopping by during the grand opening. Whitney Rhorer, marketing director at Bluetique, said the chain offers affordable, stylish clothing that appeals to college-aged women. â€œEverything is under $70,â€? Rhorer said. â€œWe just started finding our niche is the college-aged woman, someone who wants something fun to wear without paying a lot for that piece. So, ever since, every time we take over a store itâ€™s usually close to a campus.â€? Bluetique, which will be at 427 E. Kirkwood Ave., has taken the spot of another clothing boutique called Wear It. The first Bluetique boutique opened in February 2011, according to a press release. Bluetique has eight other stores located throughout the eastern half of the United States. Each store is purposefully located in a college town, Rhorer said. Though Bluetiques are
chain stores, each one is tailored toward the campus it is located in. Rhorer gave the example of the Bluetique near University of Kentucky, which has a blue color scheme and has a wildcat, the schoolâ€™s mascot, spraypainted onto the wall. â€œHere in Indiana, we have red and we will be able to offer the girls on the campus a lot of different red items, red and white, red and cream,â€? Rhorer said. The goal of the company is to offer â€œtrendy game-day apparelâ€? at good prices, according to the release. Howard Rackmil owns all of the stores. He scouts out areas for new stores and felt Bloomington was a perfect location to satisfy the companyâ€™s focus, Rhorer said. â€œHe fell in love with downtown Bloomington,â€? Rhorer said. â€œHe really liked the small-town feel, everything centered around the college campus.â€? Rhorer said she and the company are excited to see the success Bluetique will have in Bloomington. â€œI just think itâ€™ll be a great thing, something you all havenâ€™t had before, something thatâ€™s easily accessible,â€? Rhorer said. â€œYouâ€™ll be able to pop in and leave with something you love.â€?
Midland Cut Stone blaze 3rd reported arson case this year FROM IDS REPORTS
Bloomington firefighters revisited the Midland Cut Stone site for the third reported arson case of the year Friday. An unoccupied building in the 1600 block of South Huntington Drive was ablaze with seven fire trucks arriving close to midnight, BFD Battalion Chief Jeff Kerr said. Firefighters responded to the same building on Feb. 3 and 4 for two intentional fires. The witness who reported the Feb. 3 fire said a man in an orange hat and dark coat was walking in the area shortly
after the building caught fire. â€œGiven the number of arson reports, we suspect it was intentionally set,â€? Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said. The second arson case of the year happened about 1100 feet south of the first and third arson cases in an empty house under construction in the 1000 block of East Miller Drive. The last fire truck left the Midland Cut Stone site around 1 a.m. Saturday. The arson is still under investigation.
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A timeline of Ukraine’s political history Recent protests in Ukraine had roots that were established as long ago as 1991.
December The Soviet Union disassembles and breaks into 15 separate countries.
November Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine.
February Viktor Yanukovych named president of Ukraine.
Ukraine’s ethnic divide People in the region outlined in blue tend to identify as being more Russian than Ukrainian. Outside this region is considered strictly Ukrainian. This is shown in their presidential elections and language choices. The blue region speaks mostly Russian and vote for candidates with Russian influence, while the other region is the opposite.
November 21 Yanukovych announces that he is abandoning a trade agreement that would have strengthened ties with the EU and will seek closer ties with Russia. November 24 Protesters organize the largest demonstration in Kiev since the Orange Revolution to protest Yanukovych’s decision.
January 16 Ukraine’s parliament passes anti-protest laws. January 22 At least two people die of gunshot wounds in clashes with police, turning the protests deadly for the ﬁrst time. January 28 Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigns and parliament annuls anti-protest law.
February 20 Central Kiev suffers from the worst day of protests yet, with a death toll of at least 77 in 48 hours of clashes February 22 Parliament votes to remove Yanukovych from power. Presidential elections are set for May 25.
March 1 Russian parliament approves President Vladimir Putin’s request to use military intervention in Ukraine. March 2 U.S. President Barack Obama publicly encourages Putin to pull back. March 3 Russian military gives Ukraine a deadline to surrender or face an assault. SOURCE BBC
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couch and watching that, it wasn’t scary, because I was sitting with my family. But now that I’ve flown away, I’m like, ‘Crap. That’s all going on there without me. I don’t know anything.’” Alexeev has habits now to deal with all of the news. It usually starts with browsing social media and seeing that someone has posted a link about Ukraine. He clicks the link calmly and reads. Maybe, sometimes, there’s a hint of panic. So he calls his parents and makes sure they’re OK. He puts his phone down, shuts his computer and moves on with his day. It’s kind of a routine now, he said. And the most important part of that routine is double — and triple — checking what he reads. “The news that you guys get here is absolutely skewed to the point of disbelief,” he said of U.S. news coverage. “People have no idea how bad it is.”
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This is in part because of the language used, he said. Journalists seem to use rhetoric that softens reality. When the word “unrest” came up, he rolled his eyes and laughed. “‘Unrest’ is a silly term,” he said. “As opposed to, ‘Oh, crap, there’s a civil war going on.’” He’s desensitized, he said. All of the blood and gore is routine by this point. But sometimes, he admits, there are tears. Those are his brothers fighting, after all, and they’re his brothers dying. “People don’t even know what they’re protesting anymore,” he said. “It’s a revolution, but people don’t really know what they’re fighting for. It’s kind of gotten to the point where it’s crowd mentality ... you’re part of a mob, and you can’t stop.” Kenney said it’s inevitable that these protests, like similar demonstrations, will yield some dissatisfaction — people can’t achieve everything they want in revolutions. “Even if they’re successful,
they bring disappointment,” he said. Despite his split nationality, Alexeev said he does not feel a tug-of-war when it comes to taking sides. He doesn’t really want Ukraine to lean toward the EU or Russia. They need to let things settle before they get involved with anyone else, he said. “I think it should be just them for a little while, just Ukraine.” * * * In many ways, Alexeev is like any other college freshman. His hair is cropped close to his head — “I lost a swimming bet” — he plays a handful of sports every season and misses his mom’s home cooking. He looks up to his dad and is rooting for the Dutch team to take home the 2014 World Cup trophy. He has what he describes as a bad habit of over-apologizing. But he also can’t drive home for the weekend. When
he wants to see his parents, he sits in the wood-paneled billiards room in the Indiana Memorial Union and is thankful for the invisible connection that Skype provides, even with a seven-hour time difference. It’s usually quiet in the billiards room, barring the familiar sound of someone breaking a triangle of ivory. Perfect for video chat. The last time he saw his parents was during winter break, and right now he doesn’t know when they’ll be together again. Only that it will be before summer. His brother, who’s 24 years old and lives in Indianapolis, is getting married before then. Even before the riots began, he said, when he was enjoying his sunflowered summers, Alexeev knew Ukraine was in trouble. He wasn’t going to fool himself. “It’s corrupt,” he said. “You can’t trust anyone. You should be cautious of anyone and everyone.” Even after emphasizing the country’s beauty, he repeatedly offered the advice, “Don’t visit.” When Alexeev was a child, he knew a boy of about 6 years old who smoked and abused alcohol, just like his father did before him, Alexeev said. When Alexeev was a boy, a mugger tried to kill him. He still has a scar from where the man missed his target and ended up stabbing him in
the thigh with a Finnish fillet knife. When the mugger noticed passersby, he panicked and ran into the street. He was hit by a car and immediately killed. “Talk about karma,” Alexeev said. He was nonchalant about the entire situation. Stories like this have always existed around him, he said. Alexeev has friends and family who are still in Ukraine. They’re his main source of truthful news, he said, and he’s not particularly worried about them. “They have nothing to be afraid of, honestly,” he said. “They’re just kind of laughing. It’s a melancholy laughter, if you know what I mean. It’s like, you’re laughing at your pain. You laugh at the fact that the country is complete shit.” Still, he loves his home. “Say I got in a fight with my dad,” he said. “There’s tension, but it’s not like I would stop loving him just because I got in a fight with him. That’s how I feel about Ukraine. Just because there’s protests going on there doesn’t mean it’s all too shabby of a country. It has its upsides.” He said he doesn’t know anyone specifically involved in recent protests in Independence Square in Kiev, but he recognizes the faces on the news as faces of his fellow countrymen. There will always be those people, he said, who
want to get out and fight for their country. “You don’t know what you’re fighting for,” Alexeev said of the young protesters. “You’re young. You’re inexperienced. You don’t know anything yet. I’m young. I’m inexperienced. Jesus.” Kenney said at the core of this issue is democracy. More broadly, Europe is at the core. “Europe can mean, and does mean, a certain amount of democracy and civil rights,” he said. “It also means greater prosperity. So at the core is Europe.” Both Alexeev and Kenney stressed the importance of consuming international news and paying attention to sources that span outside of the U.S. People need to educate themselves to understand the situation and its possible repercussions, they said. This is not a national crisis — it is a global one. “Learn, and keep learning, because education is power,” Alexeev said. The situation evolves daily, but as events progress, Alexeev’s mindset steadily falls from being relatively hopeful to doubtful. Just like his conservative Russian grandfather, he said. “He believes there is no hope for Ukraine at all,” he said. “And I’m starting to believe that, as well. There may be hope for the country, but it’s extremely slow hope.”
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What’s the Strategic Plan? The plan signals big changes coming to IU, and today’s town hall at noon in the IU Auditorium might be the best chance for members of the University community to inﬂuence those changes. But the town hall isn’t meant for discussion of speciﬁc problems, like the busy crosswalk outside Wells Library. The plan deals with a bigger picture. BY EMMA GRDINA | firstname.lastname@example.org | @egrdina
What is it?
The Strategic Plan is a 21-page document outlining big-picture, campus-centric goals for the next six years leading up to the Bicentennial of the IU Bloomington campus.
Who made it?
Provost Lauren Robel selected 167 individuals to comprise 11 committees. The committees published reports, which largely contributed to the provost’s draft of the plan.
What’s in it?
The plan is divided into six main categories — undergraduate life, graduate education, research, faculty development, globalization and internalization, and collaborative program initiatives.
How do I offer more feedback?
The Provost is seeking input online at plan.indiana.edu from today to March 19. The plan will be discussed again at the State of the Campus Address March 25, and the completed plan will is scheduled to go to IU President Michael McRobbie April 15.
When will we see it implemented?
The six-stage implementation process spans six years. It begins with establishing a timeline, prioritizing the plan’s initiatives, researching implementation options, assigning objectives to entities that will implement changes and ends with assessing how much money is needed. It’s too early to say how much the University will fund changes.
What do I need to know for the town hall? Simply put, it’s a plan to make the campus more efficient and more collaborative — among schools, departments and other entities. Provost Robel said some examples might be more physical spaces on campus where students of different majors work together; fewer institutional barriers for professional schools like Kelley to coordinate with other schools like the College of Arts and Sciences; and campuswide reallocation of resources to ensure greater numbers of students can study abroad.
The strategic planning committees’ reports are a good place to find more details of how implementation might look. But if you have ideas about the plan’s intentions to better accommodate international students, offer career advising to all students or avoid duplicating efforts across departments, the town hall is meant to be the forum for you to share those ideas.
One of the campus’s objectives is to capitalize on technology as a competitive advantage. E-texts were implemented in 2009 to save students money. It is at the professor’s discretion to use e-texts. The use of the supercomputer Big Red II since April 2013 also enables cuttingedge research in a variety of fields.
On page 7, objective 1, action 3 says “we will effectively engage our global students with our campus.” As of fall 2013, 6,147 international students attend IUB. “They’re not an addition. They’re a core part of the student population,” Robel said. She said she is exploring the idea of creating a space for international students to learn about each other’s cultures in addition to leveraging resources for culture counselors and no waiting for English classes.
On page 8, objective 3, action 1 mentions creating Hutton Honors College as a “hub” for interdisciplinary curricula in addition to creating a Center for Integrated Arts and Humanities. Robel said she recognizes the need for collaborative work spaces among students and the 760+ student organizations to share resources between schools and mentioned the Indiana Memorial Union as a possible place to provide this space.
On page 11, objective 3, action 1 plans to reduce the time it takes to attain a Ph.D. Right now, the many Ph.D programs do not allow students to finish in under 10-11 years, Robel said. The committees plan to do this by being more transparent with career services and making sure students have access to materials about financial literacy.
On page 9, objective 6, action 1 mentions creating master’s programs for every program. IUB currently offers 229 different master’s degrees from 200 different degrees and 175 Doctoral programs from 158 programs. Robel said by 2020, many students will enter as sophomores with an entire year of credits completed. The goal is for every school to have a 3-1 or 3-2 program in place where undergraduate students can apply their financial aid to a fourth year working toward a master’s degree.
On page 17, objective 3, action 1 mentions expanding gateway centers. As a leading institution in the Arts and Humanities, IU has interest in establishing gateway centers in over 32 countries. The plan identifies study abroad opportunities as one of the leading opportunities students take advantage of while studying at IU. Robel wants to create a series of scholarships so financial reasons do not hinder students from engaging with the world outside of Bloomington.
Undergraduate initiatives, pages 6-10 Graduate initiatives, Research, pages 10-14 Faculty initiatives, pages 14-16 International initiatives, Program Renewal and Outreach, pages 16-21
By the numbers
The plan addresses the entire University, but certain buzzwords appear across all the plan’s sections. The bubbles are in proportion to how many times words are used.
Education/ educational 27
Environment/ Preferred environmental collaborator Initiative(s) 8 2 19 Grand challenges Robust(ly) 10 4
Research Faculty Global/ globally 44 63 38
Leverage/ leveraging 25
Strength(s) 12 Diversity/ diverse 21
High-impact Aggressively 9 4
Grand challenges are ambitious but achievable, multi-disciplinary teambased objectives that will be tackled over the course of the next six years, Robel said. The term high-impact appears first on page 3 in reference to creating “high-impact” education. Robel defined high-impact as “educational practices that integrate learning experiences at a high level. Examples include opportunities such as internships and student media.
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Oscar telecast ratings highest in 10 years
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Sunday’s telecast of the 86th Annual Academy Awards set ratings and social media records. The show, which was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, garnered 43 million viewers
and 11.2 million tweets, and was the mostwatched entertainment telecast in 10 years. This is the third year in a row that Oscar ratings have increased, with numbers up 6 percent from 2013.
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IU Jacobs School of Music students perform at the IU Art Museum for the Noon Concert Series presented by the Office of International Services. The concerts are free and are located in the museum’s atrium. This month’s concerts will be held on March 21 and 28.
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International students perform classical music to a small audience in the midst of art from around the world every other Friday at the IU Art Museum. The Office of International Services partnered with the IU Art Museum to showcase the talent and work of international music students. Students perform classical music on a variety of instruments including guitar, cello and piano to an audience of about 25 to 60 people. Associate Director for International Student Life Sandra Britton said the Noon Concert Series grew out of an idea from staff members to give a venue for international students who wanted to perform and be exposed to Bloomington’s musical talent. As the popularity of the concerts grew, international students from the Jacobs
School of Music became more heavily involved and began to perform regularly, she said. “Having a venue where they could perform in front of a live audience as if they were giving a formal recital provided an opportunity for them to practice their skills and gain confidence,” Britton said. The Noon Concert Series eventually adopted the IU Art Museum as its venue in the fall of 2013. “I felt that the Art Museum was the perfect venue not only because of its location, but because its décor and setting enhances the quality of the concerts,” Britton said. “The ongoing international exhibits are a great compliment to the international touch our students bring to the concerts.” The museum has already been the venue for three concerts this semester, one in January and two in February, Manager of Communications and Public Relations
Katherine Paschal said. The latest concert was staged on Feb. 21 and featured classical guitar player Branko Barnic. Barnic completed his degree in classical guitar in Novi Sad, Serbia, and is currently a performer diploma student in guitar performance at the Jacobs School of Music. He performed four different pieces at the previous concert. This month’s concerts will be staged on March 21 and 28. Concerts last one hour each, with the first 30 minutes dedicated to the performance and the last 30 minutes including a light lunch and a chance to meet the performers. “The Noon Concerts provide music students with another performance experience and are a great way for students across the University to see what their fellow peers are doing as part of their studies,” Paschal said.
March is Disability Awareness Month in Indiana, where more than 19 percent of the population has disabilities. According to the Indiana Disability Awareness Month website, the theme for this year is “Dream to Dare,” which aims to inspire and encourage people to rethink the community around them. In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, IU Cinema teamed up with Stone Belt Arc and the Sprout Film Festival for the Sprout Shorts Program, a short film program relating to the field of developmental disabilities. The free event will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at IU Cinema. Stone Belt’s Director of Development Lori Garraghty worked with IU Cinema for the formation of the program and watched all of the selected films. “The general purpose that the Sprout organization intends with this festival is to show collections of films that are produced (by), directed (by) and stars individuals with disabilities,” Garraghty said. “People with developmental
disabilities as subjects and performers remain marginalized and are never explored much in the media. Some of the films displayed are dramatic, while others are comedic.” Eight documentaries, which come from Australia, Spain, Poland, the U.K. and the U.S., will be screened as part of the program. The films include “Against the Fence — The Riley Campbell Story,” “3:15 to Brunswick,” “Dancing with Downs,” “The Ups of Downs” and “Recycling of Souls.” Garraghty said some of the films brought tears to her eyes and some made her laugh out loud. She wanted a variety of films to pertain to everyone’s interests. “Recycling of Souls” explores the topic of employment opportunities for those with disabilities, a topic Garraghty wanted to bring exposure to. “I want the public to be aware on important issues such as employment for disabled citizens, since they want to work and find their certain interest through workshops,” Garraghty said. “Stone Belt is always looking for employment opportunities for clients, since not many IU students
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“The general purpose that the Sprout organization intends with this festival is to show collections of ﬁlms that are produced (by), directed (by) and stars individuals with disabilities.” Lori Garraghty, Stone Belt’s Director of Development
are aware that a lot of those clients work all over the IU Campus.” The Sprout Film Festival’s main goal of this event is to present films that display artistry and intellect, and in turn reinforce an accurate portrayal of people with developmental disabilities. In addition, Garraghty said, Stone Belt aims to get its name out so it can continue its goal around the Bloomington area of breaking down the stereotypes and promoting diversity in the general population.
Tickets for Meryl Streep’s April 16 visit gone in hours BY MICHELA TINDERA email@example.com @mtindera07
All 3,100 available tickets for Meryl Streep’s April 16 lecture at IU were distributed in just a few hours Monday. An orderly line filled the IU Auditorium’s lobby as 522 students and community members filed through, waiting between 45 minutes to almost an hour and a half before stepping up to the ticket windows. “I’ve always loved Meryl,” senior Madeline Dinges said while waiting in line. “I think she’s the epitome of classy Hollywood.” Katie Williams left her home in Indianapolis at 7 a.m. Monday morning in order to pick up fellow IU-Purdue University Indianapolis senior Kevin Boling in Terre Haute. They arrived in Bloomington to get their tickets at 11 a.m.
“I would walk through a pile of broken glass to see Meryl Streep,” Boling said, laughing. Williams and Boling said they both saw Streep when she spoke on campus with Jane Pauley in 2010. “At the end when they were wrapping up, there was this moment of awkward silence, and I screamed, ‘I love you!’” Boling said. “And then she looked at me, and she blew me a kiss.” Streep will visit campus to speak as part of the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series and to accept an honorary doctoral degree from the University. “Given the number of calls we received about the event, we were prepared to handle a large crowd, and I believe the distribution process went very smoothly,” Maria Talbert, associate director of the IU Auditorium, said. Despite the quick distribution Monday, those
interested in going will have one more opportunity to possiMeryl Streep bly attend: a standby line will be recognized starting at 1 p.m. the day of the lecture. Tickets for the event were free, but the public must be in their seats by 2:50 p.m. Any returned or unused tickets will be given to people in the standby line on a first come, first served basis, Talbert said. IU Cinema will also show several films starring Streep in her honor, including her most recent work, “August: Osage County,” throughout April and May. “It makes me so happy to know that she’s getting that honorary doctorate,” Williams said. “We’re IU students too, so it feels nice to have something in common with Meryl Streep.”
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LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points in the Miami Heat’s 124-107 win over former Hoosier standout Cody Zeller’s Charlotte Bobcats. The four-time MVP went 22-33 from the field, including 8-10 from 3-point range, and
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It was three weeks before the start of the 201314 school year, and just days before the IU swimming team left for the U.S. Open in Irvine, Calif. More than 1,500 miles away from Bloomington, Kait Flederbach was packing up everything she owned. She was preparing to return home to Indiana, just in time for a short visit to IU’s campus. “We were able to barely squeeze it in so she could see campus and get to meet the kids who happened to be here at that time,” IU Coach Ray Looze said. IU was the only school Flederbach had heard from — the only school she would visit before making a decision on where to spend her final year of eligibility. During the U.S. Open the following week, Looze received a call. “She said, ‘If I were to come to Indiana, would I be able to go to this conference for USA Swimming in September?’” Looze said. “And I go, ‘Absolutely.’ And she goes, ‘Well, in that case, I’m a Hoosier.’ She was just joking around, but that’s the way Kait is.” After making the decision to leave Arizona, accepting IU’s offer was an easy one, Flederbach said. “The team was such a family,” she said. “I couldn’t even believe how welcoming they were. You could just see the chemistry between everybody. It wasn’t fake.” “Immediately, I knew it was perfect.” * * * A
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American swimmer, Flederbach became the newest member of IU’s women’s swim team. She was the fifth and final member of the 2013-14 senior class. She spent her first three years of eligibility at the University of Arizona, a swimming program consistently ranked in the top 25. At last year’s NCAA Championships, the sprinter was 17th in the 50-yard freestyle and 20th in the 200-yard freestyle. She was also a part of Arizona’s record-setting 400-yard freestyle relay. Flederbach even competed on the international stage. At the 2012 Olympic trials, she placed sixth in the 50-meter freestyle and 22nd in the 100-meter freestyle. Yet, despite her success in the pool, Flederbach wasn’t happy. Before her sophomore
year, coaching changes within the Arizona program, including a new head coach, provoked a tough transition. Still, she gave it two year’s trial, competing through her sophomore and junior years. She said the atmosphere became increasingly more difficult for her as time went on. “The whole atmosphere of the team and everything just became so different, and it was really toxic for me,” Flederbach said. “I was so unhappy to where I knew I wasn’t going to swim on the team anymore and whether I was even going to swim for my last year.” She had originally chosen to attend Arizona rather than accept offers from Wisconsin or Kentucky. It was the best fit for her both athletically and academically, she said.
Although Flederbach admits she had no immediate preference on which school she would attend, there was no question whether she would continue swimming collegiately after high school. “It was kind of just a given, because I had been swimming for so long and I loved it,” Flederbach said. “I really wanted to continue it and see how far I could go. It wasn’t really a conscious decision, I just knew I would.” * * * She said IU wasn’t even on her radar at the time. She didn’t want to stay close to home. “I definitely wanted to go out of state, go far away and see more places, just go somewhere really new,” she said. Three years later, she would no longer swim for Arizona.
Giving up the sport she loved, however, wasn’t an option. Flederbach needed to find another school that would take her. That’s when she received a message from IU junior Allie Day. It was July 2013 and news was out that Flederbach had been granted her release from Arizona. Just more than a month before the start of her senior year, she was searching for a school that she could call home. “I went in to the head coach and asked for my release,” Flederbach said. “Eventually I got released to talk to other schools, and when that hit the news, she messaged me.” Day and Flederbach grew up swimming together. As a part of the same swimming zone in
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Raphael Smith thinks the rumors are funny. He has heard he’s playing basketball overseas, has transferred, has dropped out and even that he has been arrested. “It’s more funny than anything,” Smith said. “It’s just kinda like, ‘No, I’m still here.’” Smith spent more than two seasons on the IU men’s basketball team as a walkon. A South Bend native, Smith played basketball and ran track in high school. He received a few offers to play college basketball, but none from any Division I schools. Feeling slighted, Smith
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opted to go to IU to focus on his education. As a freshman living in IU’s Forest Quad, a few of Smith’s friends said they were going to try out for the IU team in October and invited Smith to join them. “Why not?” he said. He got word back in January and joined the team that spring, suiting up as a walkon through the 2012-13 season. He experienced two Hoosier Hysteria dunk contests, IU’s upset of then-No. 1 Kentucky in 2011 and winning at Michigan to claim the Big Ten Title last season. Despite all this, Smith said ultimately he had to be realistic with himself and his future.
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“My main thing was — I mean, don’t get me wrong, great experience,” Smith said. “I wouldn’t trade it, exchange it for the world. “However, it’s obvious and evident that not everybody makes it to the (NBA) and given the position that I was in on the team, obviously I wasn’t going there either. I’ve accepted that, which is fine. So, me personally, I had to get ready for life after college.” He did not return to the team for the 2013-14 season, choosing instead to concentrate on his future. Smith is a senior who will graduate in May with a sports communication-broadcast degree, but plans to work as a mentor to children after
graduation. “I love working with children,” he said. “Even just the small things — like them smiling. The simplicity of them enjoying life while they can. I love that.” Smith said ideally he’d like to work at a high school as a counselor or teacher and get into coaching as well. Smith has been accepted into the City Year program in Orlando, Fla., where he will work with children in a high school-type setting. City Year does not provide an actual degree, and Smith wants to work toward a master’s. He has applied to several Florida schools, including SEE SMITH, PAGE 10
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Junior catcher Kyle Schwarber was named coBig Ten Player of the Week on Monday, marking the second time he has won the award in his career. He shared the award with Illinois’ Ryan Nagle. Schwarber batted leadoff for the first time in his career last weekend, and led the Hoosiers to wins against Toledo and No. 19 Louisville. The catcher recorded four hits, three RBI and scored five runs in the Hoosiers’ two victories. Schwarber hit .571 in the
doubleheader. Against Louisville he reached base on each of his five appearances at the plate, which included going 2-for-2, drawing two walks and being hit by a pitch. It marks the first time an IU player has won Big Ten Player of the Week since former Hoosier shortstop Michael Basil did so on May 20, 2013. The Middletown, Ohio, native currently leads the Big Ten in slugging percentage at .605 and is tied for first in total bases with 23 on the year. Evan Hoopfer
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The Big Ten announced Monday that IU women’s basketball freshman guard Larryn Brooks was named to the AllBig Ten Second Team by both the Big Ten coaches and the media. She also earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by the coaches. The Richmond, Ky., native led all Big Ten freshmen in points with 461 during the regular season. Brooks led the Hoosiers with 15.9 points per game, setting the IU freshman scoring record. She also averaged 3.4 rebounds and a teamhigh 4.55 assists per game. Brooks did most of her damage from behind the arc in the regular season. She attempted 147 3-pointers, converting on 38.1 percent of her attempts. On Dec. 11 against Milwaukee, Brooks set the program record with seven 3-point field goals made in a game. Brooks’ biggest scoring output came Dec. 5 against Virginia Tech, when she scored 37 points, surpassing an IU freshman scoring record that stood for more than 32 years. “I am excited for Larryn that she has been recognized by the coaches and media for an outstanding freshman year,” IU Coach Curt Miller said in a release. “She is a dynamic player that has the ability to score in multiple ways. She has broken numerous freshman records at IU but would be the first to credit her teammates for her success. She has energized our fan base and will continue to be an important piece of our building process.” Brooks and her Hoosier teammates will begin postseason play against Michigan in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
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Central Florida, Florida A&M and Florida Gulf Coast, and said if he gets accepted into one of their graduate programs, he will enroll in school and forgo City Year. “I did all my prep work as far as education-wise here ... I’m gonna be moving out of state, so I needed some extra money,” Smith said. “Obviously, you know, with those hours in the gym and stuff, you can’t have a job,” Smith said. “It’s just not enough time between that and schoolwork.” Knowing this, Smith got a job at Foot Locker, and after starting in late July, has worked his way up to Assistant Manager. Smith works around 30 hours a week, which led to his decision to not return to the team. * * * Smith explored the idea of not returning to the team with some of his teammates after last season ended, testing the waters to see what they thought of the situation. None of his teammates persuaded him to leave the team, he said. He remembers a conversation he had with Christian Watford at an Applebee’s where Watford told him he should do what was ultimately best for him. The looming decision met with some pushback, however. Smith’s roommate for the past three years, Shawn Jacks, said he wished Smith would have stayed with it, citing how much work Smith had put in during the years he was on the team. Remy Abell, Smith’s teammate for two years who transferred to Xavier this past
summer, offered a different take. “I felt like he felt like he wasn’t going to be a part of the team anymore,” Abell said of why he thought Smith left the team. Smith, though, denies this. He said he stood his ground when his older brother and father told him he should stay put. “That’s how it was with pretty much everybody,” he said. “My brother said that. My dad said that, too. “But at the same time the only rebuttal I had for that was they didn’t do it, so they don’t know what was really going on in my head. So it’s kind of hard for them to completely fathom it.” After consulting with teammates and family members, Smith decided to leave the team. He would stay in school, get a job and save up to go to Florida after graduation. Still, Smith had to inform IU Coach Tom Crean of his decision. If he really wanted to forgo his place on the team, Smith knew he would have to speak to Crean oneon-one. He texted Crean and asked if the two could talk. “He said he didn’t want me to feel as though I was being pushed out the door, or anything like that,” Smith said. “He said obviously he didn’t prefer for me to go, but at the same time he said he does understand.” Smith reiterated that it was his decision alone. He said it was never a situation where he felt he was being kicked out. “Again, I appreciate everything the program did for me,” he said. “If they need anything from me that I could
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help with, you know, always. But I just had to do what I felt was best for me.” * * * Smith has connected with some of the team’s new players. He and freshman forward Noah Vonleh got haircuts together. Freshman guards Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson came in to Foot Locker during one of Smith’s shifts and the three talked. Smith still keeps in touch with his former teammates. He mentioned dropping by Will Sheehey’s place earlier this year. He also talks with former teammates who are overseas. One morning, he awoke to find a Snapchat from Jordan HALEY WARD | IDS Hulls. Former IU basketball player Raphael Smith watches the basketball game against Northwestern on Feb. 22 at Smith also stays in contact Applebee’s. IU won 61-56 in Evanston, Ill. with Victor Oladipo, who he saw at the first Orlando Mag- Five and a half minutes in, he is taking 12 credits this se- still love basketball.” ic-Indiana Pacers game Oct. Sheehey hits a layup and mester to remain a full-time Smith has no regrets 29. Because Smith plans on gets fouled, prompting some student. about leaving the IU men’s living in Orlando after gradu- clapping from Smith. Among the classes he is basketball team. He said that ation, Smith said he is going “There you go.” taking are SPH-I 211: Ad- looking back on his time at to stay with Oladipo during When Vonleh is called for vanced Basketball and HPER- IU, including his senior year, spring break to look for apart- a goaltend, Smith says, “No, P 445: History of Indiana he was able to have an experiments. no, no.” ence that few get. High School Basketball. To Smith, they are more “That is terrible,” he says. “Honestly, I actually Smith said as a former than just teammates. With over a minute to player on the men’s team, thought about this the other “My whole years that I was play, Northwestern calls he now has to wait five years day,” Smith said. “I really feel there, it was a family in there,” timeout, trailing 56-50. before he can play intramural like I lived the entire college he said. “I love those guys to “This is where it gets inter- basketball at IU. He is unsure life. death.” esting,” Smith says. “Coming in as just a reguif this is an IU or NCAA rule. Out of the timeout, a Instead, Smith had to lar student, I learned like * * * Northwestern player gets settle for intramural football, what it was to be just a reguLast season, Smith had fouled and makes one of playing wide receiver. lar freshman. I learned what front row seats to every IU two free throws. On IU’s next Smith turned 21 last April, it was to be a freshman that game from his position on the possession, Sheehey hits a and his 22nd birthday falls played on the team. I learned bench. This year, he watches 3-pointer that gives the Hoo- during the week of this year’s what it was to be an IU player from afar. For the Feb. 22 IU- siers an eight-point lead with Little 500. when we weren’t so good and Northwestern game, Smith less than a minute to play. He’s also looking forward then when we were great. I’ve sits in an Applebee’s booth “There we go,” Smith says. to life after graduation. Smith seen the different fraternity drinking lemonade — with “Finally. Big shot.” said if he is accepted into a and sorority life, all races and no ice — and munches on graduate program, he will try the athlete versus the non* * * boneless buffalo wings to athlete life. out for the basketball team. watch his family play. “I felt like I did it all.” “Smaller school, I would Smith has enjoyed his As the second half starts, senior year thus far. Needing definitely play more,” he said. IU begins to pull away. only six credits to graduate, “It’s not like I hate the game. I
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organization. Invite friends over rather than going out. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) - Today is a 5 - Expect new directives over the next days, leading to a rise in status. Promises alone won’t cut it. Check for financial leaks. Move slowly. Encourage the girls to participate. Have the facts. Play. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 5 — Check for a change in plans. There’s no need for haste. Travel compels but could be complex today and tomorrow.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Don’t rush the job. Stick to instructions. Work interferes with socializing; yet resist temptation to cut corners. Fulfill promises you’ve made. Think twice before you borrow. You’re learning how to do without. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 5 — Unfulfilled expectations could provoke an unpleasant situation. Physical changes are required, and delays could interfere with travel. Delegate what you can. Enjoy the game, without taking expensive risks. Walk with gentle steps, watching the path ahead. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —
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Difficulty Rating: How to play: Fill in the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 grid contains the digits 1 through 9, without repeating a number in any one row, column or 3x3 grid.
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1 American Revolution supporter 5 Cracked fixture across from Independence Hall 9 Suitor 14 Loser in a fable 15 Ice formation 16 Garden violet 17 Big name in doorto- door sales 18 Eternally 20 Moral precept 22 Arctic inhabitant 23 Suffix with Manhattan 24 In the know 27 Soak up some rays 28 URL letters 31 “Let’s move on to something else” 35 Davis of “Do the Right Thing” 36 Geologic periods 37 Building safety procedure 42 Obstruct 43 Paper tray unit 44 Some studiobased educators 51 Brief missions? 52 Drill sergeant’s address
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Guard against technical glitches, as work action heats up. Study the angles, map out the path and take notes. Don’t tell everybody your plans. Schedule some private time. Love works wonders. Your heart sings.
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L.A. Times Daily Crossword
Today is a 5 — Delight in the comforts of home. Clean and reorganize for practical functionality and beauty. Avoid travel or stepping on someone’s toes. Shrewd business people do well now. Follow a leader you respect.
53 Barbecue residue 54 On the __ vive: alert 55 Debate focus 57 Took a cut 59 What 3/4/2014 is, and a hint to 18-, 31-, 37- and 44- Across 64 Ill-considered 65 Word before circle or child 66 Shore phenomenon 67 Attacking the task 68 Reply to, “Who wants to clean up this mess?” 69 Cry of pain 70 Ballpoints
Hawkeye’s cheer 12 Philosophy suffix 13 Bill, the “Science Guy” 19 Waikiki feast 21 This and this 25 “__ miracle!” 26 Beach bucket 28 Villagers below the Grinch’s cave 29 Have a yen for 30 Oz. and kg. 32 Steep-walled canyon 33 Creature 34 Pearly whites 37 Turn, as pancakes 38 Electrical particles 39 “Cheers” actress Perlman 40 Oz. or kg. 41 Geek Squad pros 42 Money VIP 45 Guarantee 46 Go up 47 Unlikely to disappoint 48 Compare apples to apples? 49 Takes to jail 50 Tourist attractions 55 News piece 56 Actress Falco 58 Food truck offering 59 Snorkeling aid 60 Year, south of the border 61 Tunneler’s explosive 62 Ruckus 63 Evergreen with elastic wood Look for the crossword daily in the comics section of the Indiana Daily Student. Find the solution for the daily crossword here.
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1 “Consider this scenario ...” 2 Must 3 One with pressing chores? 4 One in a pool 5 Pal 4 life 6 “Xanadu” band 7 Loughlin of “Full House” 8 Crude shed 9 Support for a broken digit 10 Power unit 11 “Give me __!”: start of a
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Indiana, the two attended national meets together, competing in their respective events. Day went on to swim at Center Grove High School, while Flederbach went to Westfield. Years later, the two were reunited as teammates. For Flederbach, IU didn’t just represent a chance to compete. It has taught her to love swimming all over again, she said. “I have a totally different perspective on swimming and on life, just because I don’t take things for granted now and I really appreciate all the small things,” she said. “I just feel so a part of the team. I’ve never had so much fun swimming.” * * * Throughout the season, Flederbach has recorded personal best times in every one of her events. And that was just the first step toward etching her name in the IU history books. At this year’s Big Ten
Championships, she became the fastest Hoosier ever to swim the 100-yard freestyle. She was also part of the school’s record-setting 200yard freestyle relay team and 400-yard medley relay team. In the 200 free she earned the second-fastest split in school history with a time of 22.40 seconds. She said her experience at IU has not only come with racing success, but has taught her how much she has learned about herself. “I’ve just learned a lot about how to deal with adversity and truly have a positive outlook,” she said. “No matter what happens, happiness is so important. If you can just make the smallest tweak in your outlook, it makes a huge difference.” While this is her last year of athletic eligibility, Flederbach has a year of school left. After completing her degree in psychology, she hopes to go on to graduate school to study clinical psychology and eventually help patients with pain management or mental illness. When her season ends, Flederbach’s swimming
Sheehey named Big Ten Player of the Week FROM IDS REPORTS
Senior Kait Flenderbach practices the backstroke Monday at Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. She is the fastest Hoosier to swim the 100-yard freestyle.
career won’t be finished. She, along with a group of seniors, will continue to train and compete in meets over the summer. She said they hope to compete through next year as well. As for the next Summer Olympics, Flederbach said she is taking it one day at a time. “I don’t know about the 2016 trials,” she said. “I’m terrible at planning, so I don’t know. We’ll see.”
After leaving her home state in search of adventure, Flederbach has come back home to find something she now realizes is most important — her happiness. That joy is constantly apparent, Looze said. “It feels like she’s been a Hoosier the entire time,” he said. “That’s how good of a fit it was for us. We all want to see Kait happy.” In her one year as a Hoosier, Flederbach has left her
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mark on IU swimming in more ways than one. “She is one of those teammates that come into your life so quickly and make such a positive impact on you that it’s hard to imagine how you got through life without them,” teammate Brooklynn Snodgrass said. “She is always there to listen to you or there when you need a good laugh, cry or race.”
Senior forward Will Sheehey was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Week for his performance in IU’s three games last week, the conference announced Monday. He averaged 18.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in the Hoosiers’ 2-1 week, which included wins against then-No. 20 Iowa and then-No. 22 Ohio State. In those two games, Sheehey poured in 49 total points, 30 of which came in a career-high performance against the Hawkeyes Thursday night. It is Sheehey’s first career Player of the Week honor and IU’s first this season. Alden Woods
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