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Former IU assistant coach Royce Waltman died Tuesday. Waltman, 72, was an assistant coach with former IU Coach Bob Knight from 1982-87 and served as the color commentator with radio play-by-play analyst Don Fischer since the 2010-11 season. “Royce was a very special person who gave so much to the game of basketball,” IU Coach Tom Crean said in a press release. “And without question impacted everyone he coached, worked with and supported.” After leaving IU, Waltman went on to become head coach at DePauw, the University of Indianapolis and Indiana State. Waltman’s record as ANNIE GARAU | IDS

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Writer Junot Diaz speaks at BuskirkChumley BY BRANDON COOK brancook@indiana.edu

Critically acclaimed for his work in fiction, and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and a Pulitzer Prize, writer Junot Diaz has been compared to literary greats such as Phillip Roth and David Foster Wallace. He answered questions and read from his novel “The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” Tuesday night at the BuskirkChumley Theater. The line of fans waiting to

A man holds his daughter while listening to speakers at the anti-child abuse event at the Monroe County Courthouse last night. Pinwheels were distributed for the children to play with. The event was organized in honor of National Abuse Prevention Month.

For the children Vigil raises awareness about child abuse and neglect BY EMILY ERNSBERGER emelerns@indiana.edu @emilyernsberger

Cool temperatures and light rain did not stop more than 70 people from gathering on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn for a Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness event Tuesday. The annual event, sponsored by the Monroe County Department of Child Services, brought people together to raise awareness about helping abused children. “What we’re doing today is very simple, but effective,” said Harmony Gist, director of Monroe County Child Services.

Organizations tailored to children such as Wonderlab, Magic Inc., Community Partners for Child Safety, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County and Safe Place gave information to attendees about how to help abused children. Bloomington fire and police departments were also present. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, instated by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 to raise awareness about the issue. Speakers at the event included Tiffany Coleman, a Bloomington resident who dealt with a lifetime of foster care, abuse, molestation and abandonment. She spoke of

the effects of abuse in her adult life. “Sometimes I catch myself asking a lot of questions at work,” she said. “Sometimes I catch myself questioning my parenting choices.” Coleman said many people helped her in school, such as teachers, a principle and a guidance counselor, to help her survive her abuse. “I encourage you to be an advocate for your kids and support your kids,” Coleman said. “You can be that person in your child’s life.” Monroe County circuit court judge Steven Galvin also spoke SEE CHILD ABUSE, PAGE 6

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Greek awards honor service BY KATHRINE SCHULZE schulzek@indiana.edu @KathrineSchulze

Cheers and screams erupted from the crowd as the Greek Assessment and Awards ceremony began. This year, 17 awards were given to multiple individuals and chapters from the four greek councils — Interfraternity Council, MultiCultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Association. “We wanted GAAP 2014 to be truly student-led,” said Lierin Ehmke, Phi Mu member and host. “For this to happen, we wanted all the presenters today be representatives of our four greek councils.” Brandon Washington, Pan-Hellenic Council president and one of the emcees for the event, said the award ceremony represents community. “We all get to come here under one roof, in one setting, in one time and we’re able to see what we’re all doing,” Washington said. The Man of the Year award is

Young’s bill to amend Affordable Care Act passes US House BY MICHAEL AUSLEN mauslen@indiana.edu @MichaelAuslen

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Presenters Tom Ault, Monica Salazar, DeShawn Wells, and Allison Diedrich open the 2014 Greek Assessment and Awards Program on Tuesday in the IU Auditiorium. Each presenter represented a different council including Interfraternity Council, MultiCultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhallenic Association.

given to three fraternity members who have stood out in their chapters, academically and in the community. Sean Jordan, Jose Delgado and Tyler Kelley were this year’s recipients. “It feels good that all the work

you put in has finally paid off,” Kelley said. “One of the biggest things that I learned is it’s important to be involved in the chapter, but SEE AWARDS, PAGE 6

Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, is trying to change the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employees. It’s the latest attempt by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to change or repeal part of the ACA, commonly called Obamacare. Young’s bill, called the Save American Workers Act, seeks to raise the ACA’s definition of fulltime employment from 30 hours per week to 40 hours per week. “We just recognized this is going to be a problem,” Young said. “We knew that would be painful to lower-income and middle-income Americans during a down economy.” The 30-hour definition of a fulltime worker is part of the employer

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mandate, the part of the ACA that requires employers to provide health benefits for full-time employees with the goal of increasing employer-funded health care. Young said the problem is some employers are reducing hours rather than funding health care for employees working between 30 and 40 hours per week. “I’ve been hearing from a lot of hourly workers in particular,” Young said. “They’re unhappy with this provision. Some have spoken quite candidly with employers about this. Others believe they’ve already had their hours reduced as a result.” If passed, the Save American Workers Act would reduce the number of people receiving health care coverage from their SEE YOUNG, PAGE 6


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Alum gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame An IU alumnus has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tavis Smiley, a radio and TV personality and author of 16 books, graduated from IU in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in public

affairs. Smiley endowed a School of Public and Environmental Affairs scholarship and has been named the school’s Most Distinguished Alumnus, SPEA’s highest honor, according to an IU press release.

Culture of Care event talks hook-up culture BY ALLISON WAGNER allmwagn@indiana.edu @allmwagn

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Sophomores Jes Wilson and Caitlyn Sikes stuff bears Tuesday at the Indiana Memorial Union. The event, Building Bears for Riley, was organized by Union Board and allowed students to customize bears' shirts for children at Riley Children's Hospital. If they wanted to, they were able to build-a-bear for themselves, as well.

‘State of Hate’ addresses issues of extremism in US BY JAVONTE ANDERSON ja69@indiana.edu @JavonteA

Neo-Nazi groups, the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy were major points of discussion Tuesday evening as students, faculty and staff gathered to hear a message about hate and extremism in the United States. IU Student Association organized the “State of Hate and Extremism in the U.S.” workshop Tuesday in the Kelley School of Business. The workshop featured Lecia Brooks, the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center. SPLC, an organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of society, according to its website. It addresses the resurgence of traditionalist groups across the nation through education and litigation, Brooks said. Brooks embraced the opportunity to speak to IU students. “I want to help students learn about the Civil Rights Movement and its connection and relevancy to contemporary social justice

issues,” she said. “It’s been my experience that when students are made more aware of the experiences and stories of the people responsible for the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, they’re moved to take action against hatred and extremism.” Brooks began her presentation by speaking about the Civil Rights Movement and highlighting the successful litigations of the SPLC, prosecuting culprits of hate crimes. Traditionalist Youth Network, classified as an active white nationalist hate group by the SPLC, has a chapter at IU. Brooks said TYN misrepresents itself by not claiming to be a white supremacist group, and that poses a threat to this community. “People can find themselves aligned with this group not realizing they’re white supremacist,” she said. “I want to help prevent that.” SPLC gathers intelligence about active groups in the U.S. and distributes that information to law enforcement and homeland security, Brooks said. “I hope to stimulate a

resurgence of activism,” Brooks said. “Students who feel marginalized must continue to demand an increase in representation in student population and faculty. It’s important to take a stand.” Brooks’ message of increased activism resonated with the audience. “What she is talking about is what we need at IU — integration, inclusion and promotion of diversity,” said Justin Bouger, freshman and founder of Students Against Intolerance. “It is our duty as a community that everyone feels welcome and everyone is allowed to be themselves.” he said. The workshop concluded with a question and answer session, during which audience members were able to ask questions about racial dilemmas to Brooks. “We wanted this workshop to be more interactive,” said Leighton Johnson, IUSA Chief of Diversity and Inclusion and lead student organizer for the event. “We wanted students to be engaged with the discussion.”

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In a discussion about sex, Justin Garcia made it known he would be comfortable talking about the topic and would be open about the subject. “I talk about sex a lot. I’m wonderful at cocktail parties,” said Garcia, a Kinsey Institute research scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Gender Studies. The idea of hooking-up is not a new one, he said. “I hate to break it to you, but your parents were having casual sex,” Garcia said. “Your grandparents were having casual sex.” Garcia and Leslie Fasone, Culture of Care adviser and assistant dean for Women’s and Gender Affairs, discussed hook-up culture on college campuses. The talk took place Tuesday night in the School of Public Health as a sexual well-being event for Culture of Care Week. Hook-up culture is considered exclusive to the age of emerging adulthood, ages 18 to 25, Garcia said, and it is prominent on college campuses. “If we think about hookup culture, it’s certainly something that has become very pervasive in American culture,” Garcia said. About 75 percent of college students have hookedup, Garcia said, and movies such as “No Strings Attached” and “Friends with Benefits” have brought the idea of hook-up culture into the media. “I don’t necessarily think hook-ups are a problem,” Garcia said. “Most people are

generally happy they did it.” Many people have only one to two hook-ups within a year, he said, but the numbers are scattered across the board. Studies show people from certain groups are more likely to engage in hook-ups, Garcia said. For example, he said, Division I athletes — like the athletes at IU — are more likely to engage in hook-ups and will do so more often. “It’s not uncommon for an athlete to have a sexual partner every weekend,” Garcia said. The behaviors that participants of hook-ups engage in are also across the board, he said, although 90 percent of people engage in kissing during hook-ups. “About one in 10 people are the Julia Roberts that say, ‘We can have vaginal intercourse, just don’t kiss me, that’s too intimate’,” Garcia said. When discussing a hookup, Garcia said no one ever knows the behavior someone engaged in because hook-up is a term that is purposely ambiguous. “You are categorizing a term which may not be the same way you use the term in your own life,” Garcia said. He said studies show men think women are more comfortable performing particular sexual behaviors such as oral and vaginal sex than they really are, and this is an issue that pairs with consent. Consent was the second topic of discussion. Fasone said it is a topic that comes up in all aspects of a sexual encounter. “You might imagine, if you are waking up next to someone, and you don’t

know what to call them, we may be living in a culture where we aren’t discussing what we want and what we like to do,” Garcia said. He said this leads to issues with consent which are seen across the country. If people aren’t discussing what they want sexually, then there are consent issues. “If men are thinking women are more comfortable with certain things, then he may assume going to his room means they will have sex, where a woman really thinks it is just to talk,” Fasone said. She said women are more likely to give verbal cues whereas men are more likely to give non-verbal cues. “In terms of interpreting cues, men interpret using non-verbal cues, and that can get really tricky,” she said. Fasone said the absence of no is not yes. Someone needs to explicitly state if they are comfortable having sex. No one can assume. “Just because someone says yes to one thing, it may mean something else,” she said. She said you need to ask for consent multiple times during any sexual encounter. “And sex can be really good if consent is given and consent is asked for,” Fasone said. Junior Alexandra Lake said hook-up culture is important to discuss because she said she feels there is a stigma behind it and the topic is rarely discussed. “I feel it’s important to talk about because it’s real and it’s happening,” Lake said.

LFB album to be released Wednesday, Fox to sing BY GRACE PALMIERI gpalmier@indiana.edu @grace_palmieri

Union Board’s “Live from Bloomington” will release its first album since 2010 today. The 2014 album is a compilation of songs by local artists, mostly IU students. LFB Director Connor Foy said she and other directors decided local music should have a greater voice in Bloomington. “So why not bring it back and why not bring it back in full force?” Foy, said. For the first time ever, they have added a “Best of Live from Bloomington” album, too. There are 30 songs altogether in the disc set. Foy said that although last year’s LFB director did

most of the work with this year’s album, he still wanted to be personally involved. That’s when they decided to make a second album. Foy and his assistant directors looked through all the songs from the past 25 years and formed a list of the best. “I thought it’d be a really cool thing to make it more of a hyped release,” Foy said. “If we haven’t done it in four years, we should release a double album. That’s never been done before.” Creating an annual album became a tradition in 1986 but was discontinued because of people not wanting to purchase music, Foy said. Since the beginning, all proceeds from album sales have gone to Hoosier Hills Food Bank, and will this year, as well.

The album release will coincide with Wednesday’s Gallery Evening Music Series featuring IU’s Bryce Fox. Fox is best known for his song “This is Indiana.” He is now working as a songwriter for artists such as Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. “(Fox) released an EP of his own this summer, so we just figured it would fit really well just to bring him back to the Union and to have kind of a welcome home show for him,” Foy said. The LFB album will be sold tonight at GEMS for $6. Foy said they pressed 150 copies, and he expects them to sell out. Free Little 500 concert tickets have been randomly placed in six of the albums to add an extra incentive.

CORRECTIONS There were two errors in Tuesday’s IDS. IU Fulbright Professor and former Hungarian Chair Laszlo Borhi spoke at the Indiana Memorial Union Monday. And student Ben Tamir Rothenberger produced the infomercial about toilet paper called “SheetWOW.” Catherine Smith’s charges to a county credit card are disputed because they were unnecessary for the conference. The IDS regrets the errors.

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Senators bet sweets on championship Senators Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., made a wager with Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., on Tuesday night’s NCAA Women’s Championship game between Notre Dame and University of Connecticut.

The Indiana senators staked a basket of goods from South Bend Chocolate Co. The two senators from Connecticut bet ice cream and brownies on UConn, which has won 45 straight games according to a press release from Coats’ office.

Teacher evaluation system raises worry BY M.K. WILDEMAN marwilde@indiana.edu @mkwildeman

Teacher evaluations from a new statewide system of educator ratings were released Monday, but the data collected by the Indiana Department of Education has raised questions of viability. New teacher evaluations link educators’ performance to test scores. More than 87 percent of teachers were graded as being highly effective or effective, while 1 percent of teachers were graded as ineffective. Implemented in the 201213 school year, these scores are collected from local school corporations and distributed by the Indiana Department of Education. “I am encouraged by these numbers,” Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said in an IDOE press release. “For the most part, they confirm what we already knew, that public schools throughout Indiana are filled with effective and highly effective teachers.” Many have criticized the evaluation process because the numbers of ineffective teachers seemed impossibly low. Only 0.39 percent of teachers were given an “ineffective” rating. Ten percent of educators were listed as “not applicable / not evaluated.” Teresa Meredith, president of the Indiana State Teacher’s

Association, said this was probably because truly ineffective teachers were being let go or asked to resign. “If a teacher’s counted as ineffective, do you want them to stay in the classroom all year long?” Meredith said. “They’re just not evaluated.” Meredith said she did not think it was worthwhile to include these people in the evaluations. The 2012-13 school year was the first time the new evaluation model was in effect. Teachers were placed into one of four categories: highly effective, effective, improvement necessary and ineffective. Administrators and all certified school employees were also included in the evaluations. Legislation enacted by the 2011 General Assembly required school districts to adapt their methods of evaluation. A press release from the Indiana State Teacher’s Association said administrators were being required to spend more time evaluating each individual teacher on an annual basis rather than leading educational programming. Meredith said the scores are based on individual teacher evaluations conducted on the local level. Before the law was passed, there was not a requirement to conduct annual evaluations. “Before, schools might not have done an actual, physical evaluation in the classroom,

but now they have to,” Meredith said. ISTEP test scores also contributed to the rating teachers received. Overall test scores of teachers’ pupils could affect the grade the educator is given. Meredith pointed out issues with this process, particularly that teachers could be working in a low-performing school but could still be performing to the best of their ability. “You could be a really good teacher, but if the school has a lot of challenges you could be harmed by that,” Meredith said. “If you’re in an impoverished community, your score might be harmed, but you could be doing an outstanding job.” The teacher evaluations are not strictly for data collection purposes. The data could be used to deny teachers pay raises, Meredith said. If teachers do not meet a certain standard, they are ineligible for a pay raise, regardless of whether or not funds are available. “They’re prohibited by law to get a pay increase if they’re not graded as effective or highly effective,” Meredith said. “It can affect a teacher’s compensation.” Meredith also said for teachers who are employed in higher-performing areas, the evaluations may not be representative of their SEE EVALUATIONS, PAGE 6

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A Monroe County Circuit Court hearing for a former county auditor was rescheduled for May in Owen County. Four former county employees face felony charges for stealing from the county — a county auditor, director of human resources, Benton Township trustee and Benton Township assistant clerk. Amy Gerstman, former Monroe County auditor, faces six counts of theft and one count of official misconduct for spending more than $11,000 of county money for personal purchases. From 2010 to 2012, Gerstman allegedly used a countyissued credit card to pay for women’s clothing, airfare to Key West, Fla., children’s school tuition and IU Alumni membership dues, all of which were not approved by the county. “I also want to formally apologize to the taxpayers of Monroe County for the confusion surrounding the $2,592.75 claim and for allowing personal expenditures on

the county credit cards,” Gerstman said, referring to travel expenses to New York and training at Cornell University she charged to the county, according to court documents. She reimbursed the county in 2011. The Monroe Circuit Court was disqualified last year to judge Gerstman’s case. A judge can be disqualified in any proceeding in which the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned, according to Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct. The case has been transferred to the Owen County Circuit Court with a plea hearing scheduled for May 28, during which Gerstman may plead guilty. Rhonda Foster, former Monroe County director of human resources, faces three counts of theft and one count of official misconduct, according to court documents. Foster allegedly used countyissued credit cards to pay for personal property taxes and make purchases at Macy’s and Lowe’s Home Improvement in 2010.

Foster waived her initial hearing last year, an option defendants reserve when they do not wish to contest the court’s charges. Her final pretrial conference was scheduled earlier this month for July. Heather Cohee, former Benton Township trustee, along with her daughter Brittany Cohee, former Benton Township assistant clerk, face charges of theft.. Heather waived her initial hearing last year. But because of prior charges, her case has been transferred to drug court for regular sessions throughout a two-year period, which began late 2013. Brittany faces five counts of theft for cashing at least 12 township checks to herself in 2011. The investigation revealed that as much as $2,600 might have been spent by Brittany. That number was pending further investigation as of March 2013. Brittany’s pretrial conference is slated for May 8. Dennis Barbosa

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“It went smoothly, and we had almost doubled the amount of people who came in to vote today than we did in 2010,” Monroe County Clerk Linda Robbins said. “I hope this is a terrific trend, and I appreciate everybody that came out to vote today and hope to see other people there as time goes on.”

Council discusses youth services, energy funds BY KATE STARR kastarr@indiana.edu

The Monroe County Council decided to postpone a vote Tuesday night on raising the juvenile county option income tax, which funds the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County and juvenile probation officers. But it did pass a motion to transfer funds from the county to the Energy Conservation Non-Reverting Fund. Steve Gavin, Monroe County seventh circuit court judge, presented the JCOIT, ultimately suggesting the tax rate be raised from 0.05 percent, set in 2007, to 0.095 percent based on an estimate of future youth-related service expenses. “If we set a rate that was high and generated more money than was needed, we would certainly be able to come back in later years and pull that back,” Gavin said. Troy Hatfield, Deputy Chief Probation Officer of the Probation Department, presented the JCOIT and per diem five-year projections. The council members could not see the screen because it was too small and could not comment on any specifics. Council Member Cheryl Munson asked about the flat expenditure projections over the next five years. Hatfield said he estimated the total one-time expenses and divided it by five, though he recognizes some years will be more costly than others. Hatfield said that although the tax increase will go into effect Oct. 1, Monroe County will not see the money collected until January 2015. “It would receive a lump payment, and then the monthly payments will continue on after that,” Hatfield said. “So, you’ll see a large cash influx in January. That

would provide a cushion for any problem you have with a one-time expense.” A number of the council members agreed that a JCOIT raise is not only beneficial to the children participating in these youth programs, but also to Monroe County residents. “Juvenile COIT is about the only way we can go about freeing up some money in the general fund and in some other funds,” Council Member Lee Jones said. “If we don’t, we ultimately are looking at the overall services that the county can offer decreasing because we simply don’t have the money to keep on offering them.” Gavin said the county’s detention costs were about $1.2 million throughout the last five years, much lower than surrounding counties. “The manner that we’ve implemented the COIT has saved county taxpayers literally millions of dollars,” Gavin said. Council Member Marty Hawk also applauded the county’s detention center expenses and attributed them partly to Monroe County’s youth shelters. She said the city needs to watch any funds that come from the JCOIT tax raise closely. “I hate new taxes, you know I do, but this is something that I’ll be supporting,” Hawk said. “But I’ll be watching how the dollars are spent, so there’ll be nobody that says, ‘Oh, now we have a pot of gold, we can do whatever we want to’ because this is supposed to be for the children.” Later in the meeting, the council discussed transferring the energy savings accumulated from 2013 toward energy efficient upgrades for county buildings through the Energy Conservation Non-

Reverting Fund. The savings totaled $33,456. Council Member Ryan Langley was the first to object to the fund, although he said he supports the energy efficient initiatives it was created to achieve. “I look at this as money we could have spent elsewhere,” Langley said. Hawk said she agreed fully with Langley’s opinion. However, she acknowledged they were the only two council members against the motion. “I just don’t think it’s fair to the other departments to not put it right back in the total fund and then see what we really have to spend the money on,” Hawk said. The rest of the council said they believe the funds should be transferred because of the positive monetary effect they’ll have in the future. Ashley Cranor, grants administrator for Monroe County, discussed a couple of initiatives implemented in the past to increase energy efficiency, like using lower watt light bulbs and reducing water usage in the Justice Building. “It’s certainly an extremely worthwhile effort,” Jones said. “Worldwide, everyone needs to start thinking much more about their water usage. We cannot survive without good clean water, and this is something we have taken for granted for too long.” Paul White, a Bloomington resident, stood up to voice his support as well. “If we can do things to make electricity more efficient, we should,” White said. “If we can do things to get our water consumption lower and have extreme cost savings for doing these things, we should.” The council passed the motion 5-2-0. Langley and Hawk opposed.

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EVAN STAHR is a senior majoring in policy analysis.

IU has a lot of women. About 51 percent of the 32,000 undergraduate students on the Bloomington campus are women — much better than Purdue’s 43 percent, I always like to add. That’s about 16,500 ladies here at IU. Statistics for Indiana as a whole are similar, as 50.8 percent of the population of our state is female, comparable with the national average. Those approximately 3,350,000 Hoosier women are at a significant disadvantage to their male counterparts. Indiana ranks 40th in women’s health nationwide. Sixty-one percent of Indiana women live in a county that does not have an abortion clinic, and Indiana has many restrictions on reproductive rights. In the workplace, women across the country make less than men for working the same jobs. Indiana is one of the worst states nationwide for women in this regard — we rank 46th in terms of the gender pay gap. Hoosier women make 73 cents for every dollar a man makes, compared to 77 cents nationally. In certain areas of our state, it’s even worse. Women make only 68 percent of what men make in the First Congressional district, my home district in the northwest corner of Indiana. President Barack Obama remains committed to eradicating the pay gap across the country. Famously, the very first bill he signed into law was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which expanded court access for women wanting to bring suit. This week, the president signed an executive order that prevents “federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other.” Preventing employees from discussing their salaries is clearly a tactic to keep workers, especially women, in the dark about how much they make compared to others. This hampers their ability to take action, whether in the courts or through unionization, to get fair pay for themselves. The same executive order requires federal contractors to report how much they pay women and people of color. About one-quarter of people working in the United States work for federal contractors. Tracking these numbers will allow the government to take further positive action, if necessary. A bill in the Senate, the Paycheck Fairness Act, goes further. It tasks the Department of Labor with “working with employers to eliminate pay disparities.” It also approves money to grant programs intended to educate women in workplace negotiation. These programs would reach not only federal contractors, as the president’s orders do, but all women in our country. These proposals will help the women of Indiana. It is disgraceful that our state lags so far behind the rest of the country in the treatment of women in the workplace. Women deserve to make as much as men do, and they must have access to justice if they are treated unfairly. This struggle has continued for years. American women have made advances, but there’s still work to be done. The women graduating from IU in May will be entering a workforce where they are not yet treated equally. Tuesday was Equal Pay Day. It’s time for the women of Indiana to get fair wages. estahr@indiana,edu

LEXIA BANKS is a sophomore majoring in telecomm.

often desperately need it. Incentives for states are different than those faced by municipal governments. Those alternative incentive structures are important in many decisions. This isn’t one of them. Creating world-class destination cities doesn’t mean token transportation initiatives designed to limit the burden on businesses and make the commute for the rich marginally more comfortable. It means real, actionable, useful transportation initiatives that don’t confine the city to the trajectory of its history for future development.

For an Ivy League university, Yale has made some dumb moves in regard to its students. In March, Frances Chan, a student at Yale studying history, submitted an essay to the Huffington Post. Chan was at risk of being kicked out of school because of her weight. According to Yale Health Center standards, Chan is extremely underweight. A clinician told Chan she would be put on medical leave unless she agreed to attend weekly weigh-ins. Weekly weigh-ins led to urine tests, blood tests, an EKG on her heart and appointments with a nutritionist and a mental health counselor — all while still attending classes and studying for exams. The medical professionals of Yale Health accused Chan of having an eating disorder. At 20 years old, she is 5-foot-2 and has weighed 90 pounds since high school. She comes from a family of super skinny people and has never considered her weight unusual or unhealthy Chan began a weight-gain diet. In her essay, Chan reported eating more carbs at each meal, eating three to four scoops of ice cream twice a day and purposefully loading up on junk food right before bed and avoiding exercise whenever possible, just to gain two pounds. These eating habits inflicted to meet Yale Health’s standards pose a greater risk to Chan’s health than the imaginary problem Yale Heath has been harassing her about. A recent graduate of Yale, who contacted Chan, developed high cholesterol after starting a weight-gain diet similar to Chan’s to get out of the weekly weigh-ins. A 2010 feature in the Yale Herald found two other Yale students whose lives were interrupted by Yale Health. In one case, Alice, a fake name given to her by the writer, was a competitive gymnast who was unable to compete because she weighed too little. Stacy, also a fake name, was threatened with being kicked out of school unless she increased her weight, regardless of her grades. The more she failed to reach Yale Health’s standards, the more anxious she became and the more she lost her appetite. I don’t think the intentions of Yale Health were wrong. They genuinely thought these students were suffering from eating disorders, and they wanted to help them, just as any school is expected to. They just went about it in the wrong way. By basing its standards on BMI, Yale Health left no room for consideration of family history or genetics. Holding the students’ education over their heads is unfair and pushes the students to dangerous means to satisfy conditions they can’t control. It must also be noted that while targeting students who were underweight, none of the reports mentioned efforts to help overweight students. About 34.9 percent of adults in the United States are obese, while fewer than 2 percent of U.S. adults are underweight. The college years are the most influential in shaping the lifestyle habits and behaviors we will carry into adulthood. With obesity being a larger issue, it would make sense for Yale Health and all universities to focus more on that end of the spectrum. More importantly, universities need to redefine what healthy means. There are different kinds of healthy, and the same standards can’t be applied to every individual.

dlreed@indiana.edu @D_L_Reed

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Social justice botched Mozilla WE SAY: Public was too quick to villianize Eich Mozilla Firefox CEO Brendan Eich finally stepped down amid a wave of backlash and threats after it was made public that he had made a $1,000 donation to support California’s Proposition 8, which would have eliminated rights for same-sex couples to marry in that state. OKCupid, a popular online dating site, started the firestorm with a pop-up that would detect which users were using the Firefox browser and explain why they should stop using Firefox. The pop-up did not block Firefox users from accessing OkCupid, but instead informed them of Eich’s donation and other information regarding his anti-gay marriage views. This, of course, brought on an outcry from all social justice advocates who were

trying to access the dating website. While Eich’s personal views may not have been the most politically correct, he went on his own website to say he wanted to be held responsible for his beliefs, and that if the public wanted him to step down, he would. He also explained the totality of his views on gay marriage. He said he believes in equality in everything but religious unions. He has protected his gay employees and defended many gay rights arguments, and he does not let his personal beliefs inform his professional actions. He stepped down, it seems, to protect his company and his family. That he felt threatened by the same groups that advocate tolerance, peace and

equality speaks volumes for increasingly extreme nature of many social justice debates and the “social justice warriors” who sometimes misguidedly conduct them. Many people in professional fields have politically incorrect views about gay marriage. However, it is possible to keep the personal and professional separate without bringing bigotry into the workplace. In fact, it is appropriate that any working adult does and would do so. The fact that Eich does not support gay marriage does not mean he should be automatically demonized. He still supports many gay rights issues. He was willing to explain his views to anyone who asked and wanted to engage in meaningful debate about the issue. At the

same time, he, like any mature adult, knew it would be highly inappropriate to let his views in any way affect the way he treated his gay employees and inform his professional life. On top of that, a $1,000 donation to support Prop 8 in 2008 isn’t terribly scandalous. Rather than win another battle against the oppression of the heteronormative system, gay rights advocates have created a martyr. They have pushed the conservative groups they seek to convert even farther away. They have made themselves look extremist and have closed several viable channels for meaningful debate and discussion. Maybe next time, we can all talk it out. opinion@idsnews.com @ids_opinion

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Transporting change Indiana law requires approval at the state level for any voter referendum in the counties that comprise Indianapolis regarding transit programs. If the city and the six counties that make it up want to raise their own taxes to fund their own transportation infrastructure, they have to get state approval first. What seems like a parliamentary rubber stamp has serious real-world effects on the transportation options available to residents of our capital city. At the end of March, Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a bill that gave the six counties of Indianapolis the right to hold a referendum about a new transportation package. “Our capital city is a world-class destination and needs a world-class transit system,” Pence said as he signed a bill his legislature had gutted of any potential to actually deliver on that world-class transit system.

The original bill proposed a corporate tax to cover about a tenth of the cost of a system that would include light rail extensively connecting the entire city to its suburbs. This kind of infrastructure will be fundamental to the growth of a city of almost 1.5 million people during the coming decades. Unfortunately, it’s also precisely the kind of infrastructure the city will lack. The state legislature removed the corporate tax from the bill and added a complete ban on light rail before allowing it to go to referendum. The new plan will have to rely on bus rapid transit, a system which creates dedicated right-of-way lanes for specific types of buses in cities, in place of rail. Bus rapid transit is certainly cheaper, but also has severe effects for livability like widening already-existing, heavilytraveled roads.

The first phase of the plan will span ten years and focus on creating transportation ties between Marion and Hamilton counties — the core of the city and the county with its most affluent suburbs. This effectively means the other four counties will pay increased taxes for 10 years to create better travel options for some of the state’s, and the country’s, richest individuals. It’s clear to me that the plan as it stands is flawed, and these flaws largely extend from control of the agenda and referendum rights by the state as opposed to the city. The federal government also tends to distribute funds for transportation to states as opposed to counties, localities or municipalities. State governments are notoriously hostile to transportation spending, even when individuals in the areas it would serve want and

DRAKE REED is a senior majoring in economics.


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The New Jersey Port Authority shut down two of the three lanes connecting Fort Lee, N.J., to the George Washington Bridge in September under the guise of a “traffic study.” During this time, severalhour delays occurred, affecting everyone from commuting workers to ambulances. A 91-year-old woman died of a heart attack when an ambulance couldn’t reach her home due to the traffic blockages. Further investigation revealed emails between Bridget Kelly, the deputy chief of staff for Gov. Chris Christie, and Christie-appointed Port Authority executive David Wildstein. The emails revealed there was no traffic study, which has led many to believe the lanes were being shut down as political revenge against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, who refused to endorse Christie in his reelection campaign. As soon as the motive and emails hit the airwaves, Christie, in the typical fashion of a politician, went on the defensive. Calling a press conference in January, Christie pushed the blame solely onto Kelly and Wildstein, claiming he never knew of the plans to close down the bridge. The scandal, appropriately nicknamed “Bridgegate,” sent alarm bells ringing on both sides of the political spectrum. Democrats pointed at Christie, claiming he did know about the plan and that he should be criminally liable. Republicans, worried about losing a potential presidential candidate in 2016, vehemently defended Christie, claiming Kelly and Wildstein worked independently. No one should worry, however, because Christie did not know about the bridge closure. At least, that’s what the investigative team hired by Christie found. Randy Mastro, an attorney hired by Christie, led the investigation. The investigation interviewed more than 70 witnesses and reviewed over 250,000 documents, including text messages and

ANDREW GUENTHER is a freshman majoring in English.

emails. Mastro came to the conclusion that Kelly and Wildstein, as well as former Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien, all knew about the lane closure. He concluded that Christie himself did not. While Christie fans may be sighing in relief and applauding their fearless leader, it’s pretty obvious that this investigation is a sham. Of course the investigation, led by lawyers hired by Christie, found Christie innocent of all wrongdoing. That only makes sense. Additionally, the investigation failed to even interview people who are key to the case, such as Kelly, Wildstein and Mayor Sokolich. The fact that Christie spent roughly $1 million in taxpayer dollars on this sham of an investigation, while both the New Jersey Legislature and the federal government are holding investigations concurrently, is shameful within itself. Additionally, Christie is quite obviously hiding something that is pertinent to the case. He admitted to speaking to Wildstein two days after the lane closure. Wildstein claimed they’d discussed the closing of these lanes at that time. When interviewed, Christie admitted he spoke to Wildstein. He said he can’t remember what exactly they talked about, but he knew for a fact they didn’t talk about the lane closures. It is obvious that Christie is willing to go any length to protect his name and his potential presidential bid. So far, he’s wasted $1 million and likely broken numerous investigation ethics codes to do so. But ultimately, you can’t beat the sweet, sweet scent of corruption. ajguenth@indiana.edu @GuentherAndrew

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The perils of political correctness When former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepped down last week, it got me thinking about the notion of political correctness. Though not directly related to political correctness, Mozilla’s ousting of Eich is ultimately grounded in it since his donation to proponents of Proposition 8 was widely seen as bigoted. And it just goes to show you that sometimes we’re just too damn PC. First of all, the phrase “politically correct” doesn’t really make sense linguistically. Politically “correct” means different things to different people. For the right, politically correct lines up with conservative values, and for the left, liberal values. So the idea that there can be this all-encompassing notion of political correctness seems flawed. I’m not saying that we should be able to go around calling black people the “Nword” and gay people the “F-word,” but I think that it’s important to realize that being PC doesn’t always benefit society. I’m sure everyone remembers when PC-crazy whackos fought to release a new edition of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” back in 2011, in which all 219 instances of the N-word were changed to “slave.” We’re trying so hard not to offend others that we’re actually isolating them from society. The only reason the Huck Finn thing happened in the first place was so white people could feel better about themselves. And the only reason Brendan Eich was ousted was so the straight people at Mozilla could impress the gays by saying, “We’re on your side.” This cisgendered gay

RILEY ZIPPER is a sophomore majoring in English.

male columnist thinks this is wrong. I don’t care if Brendan Eich doesn’t want me to get married to another man. It still doesn’t change the fact he invented JavaScript and cofounded Mozilla. And you know what? I’m pretty sure black people don’t perform the same pearl-clutching at a classic novel having the N-word like the people that tried to censor Huckleberry Finn. You see, political correctness is getting so very “correct” that it’s putting a damper on society. I don’t doubt that the intentions behind political correctness are good. It’s about trying as hard as we can not to offend others. But when we start chastising people because their political beliefs don’t line up with what mainstream society determines as politically correct I think we’ve gone a little too far. Mozilla’s catching a lot of flack about Eich’s resignation. But had he‘d stayed on as CEO, critics from the left would have continued to assail Mozilla. It was really a lose-lose situation for Mozilla. I think this is telling of the unnecessary damage being too PC is doing to us. We try so hard to be politically correct that the line between morally correct and incorrect is blurring. And, I swear, I don’t know how many more letters after LGBT I can handle. zipperr@indiana.edu @rileyezipper

A column written by an anonymous source went live on the Harvard Crimson’s website March 31. And it’s changing how we talk about sexual assault on college campuses. “Dear Harvard: You Win” is an extremely powerful first-person account of woman’s experience through the long and excessively difficult process after being sexually assaulted. The crux of the letter written to the university is the idea that, due to Harvard’s inefficiency, the student will be dropping out in order to save her life. She claims that the university’s inactivity has caused her to develop a mental illness. She went to the proper outlets and told her story, but nobody truly listened. All of the appropriate people were in place by the university — the house master, the

administrative board, sexual assault and harassment tutors — yet the woman was still never really helped. And something tells me that this case isn’t solely limited to Harvard University, although the idea of it happening at such a prestigious university does help level the playing field for the larger issue at hand. We suppress sex and are so overwhelmingly sex-negative that we end up always thinking about sex. Ever since philosopher Michel Foucault pointed it out, it seems that we can’t get away from the idea. But I feel that rape and sexual assault are the opposite. We spend so much time talking about sexual assault and generally knowing it’s out there that we don’t actually delve into the topic. True, talking about the issue is better than not talking

about it at all. But more and more, I’ve realized that we expose these sexual assault stories to no real avail. This Monday, the Indiana Daily Student reported about a rape. As I walk past newsstands, I saw the article on the front cover, thought about how it was sad and moved on with my day. True, part of this is my flaw. But we’re so inundated with these tales and halffollowed reports that end up going nowhere that sexual assault seems to become nonchalant, a topic brought up in a recent column by Jordan Riley. Everyone’s talking, but no one is really saying anything. It’s hard to see who we are actually helping. We need to be more thorough with sexual assault training at IU. I don’t actively seek out information about rape and

SAM OSTRWOSKI is a senior majoring in English.

sexual assault. What I see around campus is nothing more than blanket statements about consensual sex, but I already learned that during the Welcome to College musical at orientation. We could all do more to start real conversations about sexual assault. Let’s stop creating after-school specials and delve into meaningful, nuanced conversation more often. I fear that we, like Harvard, have all the cards in place, but we won’t know what to do when we actually need to play them. sjostrow@indiana.edu @ostrowski_s_j

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Indiana’s recycling progress After reading the article “State sets new recycling goal,” I was left with more than a few questions. It seems that Indiana has not made recycling a goal nor has it used this opportunity for new jobs regarding recycling. I was pleased to read that the Indiana Recycling Coalition has pushed its legislation

through to law via Gov. Mike Pence on March 5, making our state’s new goal to recycle half of all municipal waste. This left me wondering how much is actually being recycled in this state or, for that matter, at this University. As someone who has lived off campus for the past three years, I’ve been very disappointed with the city’s

recycling policies. Because my current house contains five separate apartments, we have been told the city will not pick up recycling from our house, causing us to throw away our recyclables or drive them to the recycling center downtown. I’ve called my landlord several times asking for help

attaining recycling bins, to no avail. I hope the state’s new recycling goal comes to fruition, and I would advise the Indiana Recycling Coalition to collaborate with students and find ways to ensure our city is doing its best to help everyone recycle. Rebeca Shappell rshappel@indiana.edu

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The stupidity of our “deer emergency”

What you can do about homelessness

I am very concerned about City Council members Andy Ruff and Dave Rollos’ crazy project to introduce night snipers to control invasive species. What is wrong with these guys? They likely believe they have incontrovertible scientific evidence that some deep Illuminati plot brought down the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon with pre-planted high explosives. They also likely think treason is at work at the highest levels of government and beyond and for no apparent reason. Now, they have even more certain, genuine, legitimate and accurate data to show why the deer at Griffy Lake need to be shot by DNR-hired “professional” night snipers in this “deer emergency” that so immediately threatens the fragile ecology and way of life of our finest IU gentry. Any normal person who visits Griffy cannot sense the looming doom in the forest there, but Ruff and Rollo have evidence only they and their highly trained experts are able to see.

Only they can avert this catastrophe by making sure they can hog their bully pulpit until common working citizens leave public meetings out of disgust, boredom and frustration. Their project, in which they hand picked the “Deer Task Force” members and excluded opponents, has been undemocratic from the very beginning. Now they use the power of the government, IU and their elected office to rush this ugly legislation through a City Council dominated by IU employees. The current debate about gun control makes this whole idea seem preposterous to those of us attempting to bring our local and national human slaughter to rational curtailment. What could set a worse example than shooting pregnant deer at night in our city limits? Perhaps only using predator drones could upstage this stupidity. Someone today suggested a petition for a recall election. It won’t be hard to find signatures. Marc Haggerty

On April 1, more than 60 of our community members faced the question of, “Where will I sleep tonight?” while temperatures began dropping and rain began falling. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a prank — it was a reality. Interfaith Winter Shelter closed for the season, leaving Bloomington without a low-barrier shelter again for the next five months. There has been some resistance to the necessity of a low-barrier shelter in this community from various groups, many of who argue that there are other shelters in Bloomington where people experiencing homelessness can stay. However, these shelters are often at capacity and require people to be sober everyday, get a tuberculosis test, be free of bedbugs and be able to provide proof that they are a resident of Monroe County. Those are just a few of the stipulations. How can people with addictions or mental illness overcome those challenges if they are also

suffering from sleep deprivation? How can people overcome chronic homelessness when police officers are ripping apart their tents and few belongings because it is illegal to sleep on the streets in Bloomington? The answer is simple — a permanent low-barrier shelter in Bloomington that focuses on the dignity of every person and provides them with safe sleep as long as they are respectful. As students, we have power in this community. Those who say our voice doesn’t matter are wrong. We can make a difference and already have. Some students have collaborated to create a permanent low-barrier shelter in Bloomington, known as Ubuntu Shelter. However, they are in need of more student support and volunteers. Do your part to make a difference. The stakes are high. Our neighbors’ lives hang in the balance. All people matter. Megan Potter

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also to be involved in the community.” Pi Kappa Phi alumna Phillip Summers, who died earlier this year, was honored with an interfraternity scholarship given in his name, said Lindsay Echols, senior assistant director for NPHC and MCGC. The IFC adviser of the year award was also renamed in his memory. Kelley said Summers thought mentoring was the most rewarding aspect of his greek experience. Delta Sigma Theta, who began Cupcakes and Condoms as an event to educate students on safe sex, won the Chapter of Excellence award. The award is given to a sorority or fraternity that exemplified all six pillars of excellence. Sigma Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu were also awarded Chapter of Excellence.

Trujuillato years in the early 20th-century Dominican Republic to the question of white identity in the United States. The political and ethical boundaries that Díaz crosses and blurs in his fiction are mirrored by his break with stylistic and structural boundaries. “Oscar Wao” was “neither a novel nor a story collection, but something a little more hybrid, a little more creolized,” Díaz explained in a review for the Guardian. Reviewer Christopher Tayler summarized Díaz’s nontraditional approach to form writing. “To his way of thinking,” he wrote, “there’s no reason to draw an uncrossable line between fiction and memoir, down-at-hell realism and stylistic exuberance, the New Jersey experience and pan-American culture.” Díaz’s reading Tuesday night focused on “Oscar Wao.” The audience questions he addressed included a wide range of topics, from questions of immigration and morality to his favorite writers. “I want books that give me an opportunity all out of the dehumanizing pressures of society,” he said. “Books that allow me to dwell in a space where there’s pain and loss.” Audience response to the visiting writer was enthusiastic. Díaz, with frequent curses and use of the vernacular, delighted his audiences as he spoke about his experience as a Dominican immigrant, as well as his work. “It’s a little in your face,” said Heather Songer, a student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. “It’s a very different way of looking at life.”

“If you don’t know her, you’ve been living under a rock,” Monica Salazar said of senior Kimberly Lucht. Lucht, a Phi Mu member, was awarded Unsung Hero is an excellence award given to individuals within fraternities and sororities. She also founded UNIFY IU. “I feel pretty speechless, honestly,” Lucht said. “I didn’t expect to get some recognition tonight.” Nick Hoke, Theta Chi member, Melissa Velazquez, Gamma Phi Omega member and Richard Dixon, Phi Theta member, were also awarded the Unsung Hero prize. “It shows that when we come together as a community,” Lucht said. “We are so much better than what we would be as individuals or just a part of our chapter.” Phi Mu as a chapter was awarded the PHA Chapter of Excellence award. “It’s just nice to know that I’ve left my mark here,” Lucht said. “I’ve left my legacy.”

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Children plant pinwheels in the grass in front of the Monroe County Courthouse on Tuesday. The pinwheels are meant to honor adults who have made a difference in the lives of children and to represent the community's commitment to ending child abuse. The event was organized in honor of National Abuse Prevention Month.

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employers by about one million. It could also increase federal government spending on Medicare and other health programs by as much as $7 billion in the next five years, according to estimates from

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focusing on preventing that abuse and neglect.” Galvin advocated for investment in early-year development of children and families. He said if the community focused on those problems, other issues in their lives would be avoided later on, such as health problems, premature

mortality, low educational achievement, mental illness, crime and substance abuse. “If this community can’t do it, no one can,” Galvin said. Speakers were followed by a candle-lit procession and a performance by the Saint Charles Children’s choir.

Last year, Indiana had more than 25,000 reported cases of child abuse or neglect. “People say, ‘Oh, these things won’t happen here,’” Kelli Shannon, resource development coordinator for Court Appointed Special Advocates, said in an interview. “But they do.”

all-inclusive. They covered administrators, school counselors and any other certified employees. However, only 51 school corporations’ “central office” data was displayed on the spreadsheet distributed by the IDOE. About 80 percent of school corporations displayed “less than 10 educators reported” for their administrative office section. Meredith said this was a precaution to protect educators’ privacy. If too few employees are working in a corporation’s central office, the IDOE will not list the data in order to prevent poor scores from becoming obviously linked to a single person. “They’re really trying to

protect identities,” Meredith said. “This isn’t a witch hunt.” The same was true for individual schools. If there were fewer than 10 educators for a specific school, the IDOE did not release the data. Data was therefore not accessible for 328 out of the 1,756 schools listed in Indiana. Some school corporations did not report to the IDOE at all. The Monroe County Community School Corporation was one of six school corporations that did not have any reports for any teachers. Meredith said if the school corporation’s contracts already had included an evaluation instrument, those teachers would not be

required to undergo evaluations under the law until new contracts were drawn. Beverly Smith, director of school and community services for MCCSC, confirmed that this was the case for MCCSC. Meredith said she felt that establishing a program such as this on the state level was a good step toward keeping Indiana teachers from becoming complacent, despite issues in the first year with implementation. “I think an evaluation instrument is important, and I think it’s important that it’s flexible locally,” Meredith said. “I think teachers by and large want feedback to know how we’re doing.”

the Congressional Budget Office. IU has implemented policies that limit part-time employees to 29 hours per week. Similarly, Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas Snyder, testifying before Congress in January, said the community college has cut back on hours for thousands

of its adjunct professors. Although Young’s bill passed the Republican-controlled House, precedent indicates it will likely struggle in the Democrat-controlled Senate. An analysis by POLITICO Magazine in January showed that House Republicans have tried about 50 times to repeal

or dramatically change the ACA. Young has supported many such bills. “Those bills have not received a floor vote in the U.S. Senate,” he said. “I don’t know what decisions the Democratic leadership in the Senate will take with respect to this legislation.”

University of Indianapolis to the No. 1 ranking on two separate occasions and Indiana State to two straight NCAA tournament berths in 2000 and 2001. “Royce was one of these coaches that endeared him-

self to everybody, even those who he got angry with now and then,” Fischer said in a release by the University. “Everybody that knew him respected him and liked him. He was a terrific basketball coach, but he was

much more than that to everyone he knew. The time we spent with him on our broadcasts were absolutely special.” Evan Hoopfer

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Giorgio Germont, played by opera veteran Daniel Narducci, asks Violetta Valery, played by graduate student Lacy Sauter, to leave his son Alfredo during “La Traviata” on Tuesday at the Musical Arts Center.

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Italian opera ‘La Traviata’ debuts at the Musical Arts Center BY ALISON GRAHAM akgraham@indiana.edu @AlisonGraham218

Violetta, a young escort, sits in a lavender gown atop a cushioned stand. She is surrounded by other women in royal blue, joined by a large group of men. They begin to laugh, flirt, dance and drink with one another until Alfredo Germont, a nobleman, comes in with friends. He sees Violetta and his friends tell her that he is in love with her. The group celebrates further, until Violetta abruptly sits on the stand, coughing. A doctor comes in to give her medicine as the crowd exits. She stands up and returns to the party. IU Opera and Ballet Theater will present La Traviata, its last season opera, at 8 p.m. Friday in the Musical Arts Center. Tickets start at $12 for students and $25 for general admission. The performances will also be streamed live Friday and Saturday through IUMusicLive! Live performances in the MAC will continue April 18 and 19. La Traviata is an opera written by 18th century composer Giuseppe Verdi based on the novel “The Lady of the Camellias.” To prepare for this opera, actor Derrek Stark, an IU graduate student, read the original novel to better understand his character, Alfredo. Although the opera is not entirely true to the original novel, reading the work helped Stark develop his character’s persona. “You have to work to flush that character out as fully as you can,” he said. “That happens throughout the entire process. You spend time

Violetta Valery, played by graduate student Lacy Sauter, performs in “La Traviata” on Tuesday at the Musical Arts Center.

learning who that character truly is.” The first step in preparing for the opera was learning the music, Stark said. Stark went though the text with a diction coach to ensure that he was pronouncing each name and word correctly in his singing. His coach had previously performed the female lead, Violetta Valery, and was able to offer a lot of advice about the part, Stark said.

After practicing diction and learning the music, Stark worked on blocking, or learning where he needs to be on stage, and creating natural movement for his character. His character, Alfredo, falls in love with Violetta, a 19th century French escort who has moved up the ranks in her work. SEE OPERA, PAGE 12


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WHIMSICAL WINDS

A work from IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance will show at the 2014 National College Dance Festival in Washington, D.C., in June. “Minor Bodies,” choreographed by IU faculty member Elizabeth Shea, was first performed at the department’s January dance concert, “Moving Into Focus.” Senior dance majors Shannon Kazan and Ryan Galloway will perform the work at the festival, which will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and also feature performances from universities such as UCLA, Northwestern and the University of Michigan. According to the festival’s website, the primary objective of the festival is to “highlight, on the national level, the outstanding quality of choreography and performance that is being created on college and university campuses.”

Students perform a wind ensemble on Tuesday evening in Auer Hall of the Jacobs School of Music. Stephen W. Pratt conducts the performers.

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Do Something Personally, Do Something Locally (10:15-11:15a.m.) Julio Alonso Executive Director and CEO, Hoosier Hills Food Bank Phillip Anderson Servant Leadership Consultant and Founder of ReThink!, Specializing in Community and Leadership Development James Farmer Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Indiana University Katharine Hibler Ivy Tech student, AmeriCorps volunteer for FEMA disaster relief Ellen Michel Served on boards of Bloomingfoods, Local Growers Guild, and recently involved in My Local Indiana food project Moderator: Ken Owen Executive Director of Media Relations, DePauw University

The Politics of Food (1:15-2:15p.m.) Dave Fischer Owner, Fischer Farms Natural Foods in Jasper, Indiana Jeff Holland President of National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, National Distinguished Service Award recipient Jean Kautt Bloomingfoods Member Services Coordinator, Founding Organizer for Bloomington’s Food Policy Council Lynn Schwartzberg Food Columnist, The Herald-Times, Catering Manager, One World Catering, and Culinary Arts Instructor Kent Yeager Senator Joe Donnelly’s Southeast Indiana Regional Director and Agriculture Liaison, Former Executive Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Moderator: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Lawyer, WRTV Commentator, Publisher of IndyPolitics.org

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It’s OK for sex to sell German publisher Benedikt Taschen has taught me two things — I do blush and sex sells, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Taschen was a latecomer to the avante-garde movement in fashion that fostered growing openness about sexuality in the 1960s, and he has continued the movement as a modernist and entrepreneur. This movement grew with the support of female leaders such as Helen Gurley Brown, Cosmopolitan’s editor, who was highly controversial for her feminist stance on sex and the right to pleasure. Though not a producer herself, Brown has supported many columnists and views that might have otherwise remained underground. Her famous quote, “Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere,” is an example of her support of promiscuity — something society once explicitly labeled as bad. Though many artists have been motivated by the strong words of pioneer feminists like Brown, we’re still working to get rid of the good and bad’ labels associated with sexual expression. Sex is branded in adverse ways. It’s a filthy taboo. It’s troublesome to body image when it comes to photo editing, like Target’s bikini model Photoshop hack job. It can be demeaning, like Aston Martin’s used car ad showing a partially nude woman reading, “You know you’re not the first, but do you really care?” It’s a shock factor in the vein of American Apparel ads, which are banned from print in many countries. And it’s also present in entertainment. Like Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, who goes as far to say in that fine southern swagger, “Everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.” Reality isn’t a TV show. But sex does have the power to sell. This can be detrimental when media gurus, screenwriters and everyday people manipulate the reality of sex. It alters our expectations, effectively using stereotypes to exploit and demean us. However, it isn’t right to label everything sexual as negative. Society’s automatic associations with sex are judgmental, close minded and outdated. The idea that women are

KEL COLLISI is a senior majoring in journalism.

victimized or lewd every time they are portrayed sensually is wrong. Ideas about sex are driven by classic feminist views and traditional standards of pious women. I can’t help but think they slightly contradict one another. And this is not a new thought. Taschen is one of the publishers to have blurred these lines of good and bad sexual expression with his recognition of aesthetics and the pure sensual presence that comes with sex. Although his work has been controversial, Taschen has been recognized for his courage and tagged as a man who simply does whatever he wants. However, as an artist and businessman who has had unwavering loyalty to the art world, his selections are not provocatively obscure just for the sake of shock value. He’s worked with Dian Hanson, who is the author behind The Little Book series of nude photographs from the 1940s to the 1990s. He’s also responsible for publishing more refined artists like Ralph Gibson and his titled work Nude. With each publication, there’s an underlying theme of expression Taschen allows the world to come to terms with. And while Gibson aims for perfection, the conversation has started to lead us to accept imperfections, rather unique attributes, as beautiful, too. We see this in fashion ads from American Apparel’s recent “Sexy has no expiration date” campaign, where they hired 62-year-old actress Jacky O’Shaughnessy for a lingerie shoot. We also see designer Donna Karan employ unconventional models for her runway shows, again breaking this mold. With the launch of Cosmo Careers, we see more people recognizing the difference between sexual presentations that are unhealthy and those that confront the issues, but still embrace sexuality. Sex can be powerful. It can be used negatively, but it can also be beautiful and empowering — and that’s the sort of sex to buy. kelcollisi@indiana.edu

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IU looks to keep streak rolling BY ALDEN WOODS aldwoods@indiana.edu @acw9293

Three weeks ago to the day, the IU baseball team traveled to Indiana State to try and find stability in what had been a rocky start to the 2014 season. IU, which arrived in Terre Haute with a 12-10 record after being named preseason No. 3, fell to Indiana State, 12-8. Tonight, after six consecutive wins and back-to-back weekend series sweeps, IU (18-10) will enter a rematch with Indiana State (21-7 as of Monday) in a much different state. “Everyone’s playing a lot more loose, picking each other up,” junior outfielder Brad Hartong said. “We’re getting there. After (junior pitcher Kyle) Hart went down, we’re still getting quality pitching, so our offense knows that if we just have some good ABs and don’t give away at-bats, we’ll be good in the end.” The Hoosiers are coming off consecutive road sweeps of SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 11

NO. 24 BASEBALL (18-10) vs. Indiana State (21-7) 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, Bart Kaufman Field

Travis named Big Ten Player of the Week Junior first baseman Sam Travis was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Week on Tuesday. Travis hit .462 with two home runs, four RBI and four runs as the Hoosiers swept a threegame series at Iowa.

On the season, Travis is batting .383 with two home runs and 26 RBI while starting all 28 games. It is Travis’ fifth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and IU’s seventh this season.

Softball takes on Michigan State BY DAN MATNEY cdmatney@indiana.edu

After a weekend in which IU’s pitching staff allowed just 10 runs in a series with Purdue, the lowest in a series since conference play began, the Hoosiers (10-26-1, 2-7 conference) play Michigan State (8-24, 1-8 conference) in a Wednesday doubleheader at Andy Mohr Field. Michigan State is currently on a five-game losing streak, and has also lost nine of its last 10 games. The Spartans’ lone conference victory came against Purdue on March 30. IU Coach Michelle Gardner said the team is feeling good heading into the midweek clash with the Spartans after the Sunday victory against Purdue. “Winning Sunday was huge for us,” Gardner said. “I really feel like we are in a good place going into tomorrow. As long as we take care of our business and do the things we did over the weekend, we have a good chance at being successful.” IU senior shortstop Breanna Saucedo said the team is excited to return to the field Wednesday. “After our win against Purdue, our team is ready to get out there,” Saucedo said. “We are anxious to show everyone what we can do. We can win and play as a team and make it happen. We are excited.” IU will face a Spartan offense that is statistically one of the worst in the Big Ten. Michigan State has a team batting average of .222,

the lowest in the conference. The team’s 173 hits are also the lowest amount in the Big Ten. Spartan run production has come seldom, especially during the current 10-game stretch. The team has put 105 runs on the board this season, the second-lowest amount in the conference. They are averaging 3.4 runs per game in the last 10 games, which is slightly higher than the 3.1 IU has been averaging in that same span. Spartan freshman infielder Sarah Gutknecht has been a bright spot in the lineup this season. Her 25 hits, seven doubles, six homeruns, 23 RBIs and .532 slugging percentage all lead the team. Gardner said the team has carefully prepared for Gutknecht. “We aren’t going to let her hurt us,” Gardner said. “We’ve looked at the charts and the scouting reports, and we are going to have to make some decisions. We could pitch around her, if we need to. It really depends on the situation.” Other teams have begun to follow that lead. Gutknecht has been walked 12 times this season, the thirdhighest amount on the team. Michigan State’s offense could benefit from a struggling IU pitching staff that is allowing 5.33 earned runs per game, the second-highest ERA in the conference. Part of the high number of runs allowed by IU could be attributed to a conference-high 54 fielding errors

SOFTBALL (10-26-1) vs. Michigan State (8-24) 4 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday, Andy Mohr Field

this year. Michigan State has had struggles in the circle this season as well. The pitching staff has allowed 193 total runs, including a team ERA of 4.74, both the third highest in the conference. The Spartans struggle to strike batters out, fanning just 106 batters. Since the series against Ohio State, IU’s offense has started putting together hits more frequently. The team has strung together 46 hits since March 28, the highest amount of hits they have accumulated during a stretch this season. Saucedo said aggression at the plate has led to the improvement. “Our coaches are doing really well at making us be aggressive,” she said. “They are giving us opportunities to make things happen. They are being more aggressive, which has led to our batters following up each other.” Saucedo currently ranks fourth in the conference in stolen bases with 12 and will face a Michigan State defense that has allowed 30 stolen bases. Gardner said she wants to see the team work up the pitch count. “We’re not pressing at the plate as much in the past couple weeks,” she said. “We need to continue to do that and see pitches.”

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Lora Olson pitches to an Indiana State batter April 1, at Andy Mohr Field. Indiana lost 7-5.

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matchup with Indiana State, allowing five runs — three earned — in 3.1 innings and taking the loss. If tabbed to start, Stadler will look to continue a run of strong pitching performances from a Hoosier staff that has rebounded from the loss of two key members. Senior right-hander Ryan Halstead, IU’s all-time saves leader, is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing ACL surgery in March, and Hart will miss indefinite time with a torn ligament in his pitching arm. “It’s sad,” junior catcher Kyle Schwaber said of the injuries. “It’s not fun when you lose two of our better pitchers. But that’s part of the game, that’s what’s going to happen ... that’s what baseball’s all about, picking each other up. When someone’s down, not hitting the ball, we’ve got people in the lineup hitting the ball. That could be one through nine. “It’s all about picking each other up. That’s what we do, we always believe in ourselves. That’s Indiana baseball.”

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Big Ten opponents Ohio State and Iowa, outscoring their opponents 46-16 over six games and hitting 12 home runs in the process. While the IU lineup has found its rhythm after a start to the season that saw lowerthan-expected run production, IU Coach Tracy Smith said it has been success in other facets that has allowed his team to go on its winning streak. “Everyone wants to talk about the bats, but really, we’re playing well defensively, taking outs, cutting off the big innings,” Smith said. “There’s still room to improve.” IU will need to continue its improvement to find victory against an Indiana State team that comes to Bloomington a winner of six of its last eight games as of Monday. While neither squad has named its starter for Wednesday’s game, Sullivan Stadler has all but solidified himself as the Hoosiers’ mid-week starter. The sophomore lefthander started IU’s first

Horoscope Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Now you’re cooking. Meditate on the desired flavors. Add spices as you slowly raise the heat. Sip something delicious while another’s enthusiasm infuses you. Let yourself get riled up. Get others involved. Your team adds crucial supporting elements. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — There’s more work ahead. Passions rise, and could boil over if left untended. Consider a friend’s suggestion. Your team’s hot... provide leadership for balance.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. They’re backing you, so provide the same support. Blow off steam together. Clean up a mess at home. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Explore new territory today and tomorrow. Follow the money trail, and hit gold. A person of higher status can assist. Maintain your best behavior, and keep your schedule. Don’t dive into deep water until you can swim. Suddenly, it all makes sense. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — A new profitable opportu-

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nity arises before another project’s done. Make plans without taking action yet. Set goals with a partner, and solicit feedback. Do the reading. Follow through on previous obligations before changing directions, and send thank you notes. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — The Moon’s in your sign. You’ve got the power. Physical exercise works wonders and builds energy. A hunch could be profitable. Check the data before compromising. You’re in the spotlight. Play with finesse and style.

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IU men’s tennis has defeated Purdue eight years in a row. No current Hoosier has tasted the bitterness of defeat, and no current Boilermaker has ever experienced the ecstasy of victory. That trend will be tested Wednesday when No. 69 IU (13-13, 2-5) travels to West Lafayette to play No. 33 Purdue (13-3, 5-1). “I think Purdue versus Indiana is always a statement match,” IU Coach Randy Bloemendaal said. “There’s a lot of pride in this match. We’ve won this a bunch of times in a row, and my guys are aware of that.” Bloemendaal has never been a part of a Hoosier team that lost to the Boilermakers. “We’re Indiana,” Bloemendaal said. “Guys early on made a statement when I took over that we are going to win this match every year.” Many Hoosiers have experience in West Lafayette. In October, senior Dimitrije Tasic advanced to the finals of the Big Ten Singles Championships at Purdue. Sophomore Daniel Bednarczyk also advanced to the final match of the consolation draw. “The ability’s there. The level’s been there, but the confidence isn’t because the results aren’t there,” Bloemendaal said. “We’ve been tight and a little nervous in some situations.” Bloemendaal said he sees

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last year’s Purdue team in this year’s IU team. “They had a very similar season last year to what we’re having right now,” Bloemendaal said. “They got beat up and didn’t have a lot of confidence at the end.” He said he still fully expects his team to leave West Lafayette on Wednesday night with a ninth-straight victory against their in-state rivals. “That’s what we’re supposed to do,” Bloemendaal said. “We’re not going to throw a party because we beat Purdue. That’s what we do here — we beat Purdue. It’s one of the things on the list.” Despite some struggles, Bloemendaal still said his players are capable of defeating the higher-ranked

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Get organized with your plans. Travel later. Contemplate. Clarify direction, and chart out logistics. Review priorities, and handle commitments before taking on new ones. Handle chores. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Play with your community. Focus on partnership, and do what you promised. Together, anything’s possible. Hold meetings, schmooze, and go to parties. It’s surprising what can be accomplished. Soak up the applause. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Consider new opportunities. Discuss them. Review your

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Boilermakers. “We have to find people who are willing to step up in that situation, and those are the people we want representing the team,” Bloemendaal said. “I think we have those guys in the program, and it’s time for them to step up and do it.” IU does have one thing Purdue does not — Indiana natives. Purdue has two players from the Hoosier State combining to play one singles match and zero doubles matches. IU has three players from the Hoosier State who have combined to play 33 singles matches and 26 doubles matches this spring. “We’ve got guys on the team from Indiana, and they are fully aware of the rivalry,”

resources, and restock if needed. There’s a test or challenge ahead, and a boost in status with success. Provide leadership, and schedule actions. Keep cool and triumph. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Today and tomorrow include expansion. Plan a trip, widen your territory, and broaden your studies. Emotional energy enhances opportunity. Fulfill a passion. Light a fire under someone. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — The tempo’s upbeat. Find an area to increase efficiency. Trust a hunch. Get a surprise for your sweetie, and something for yourself. Mood matters.

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Bloemendaal said. “And the guys that aren’t know the rivalry from the time they step in here.” Bloemendaal said if his players come through in high-pressure situations against Purdue, it could define their time as Hoosiers. “How many people are in line to be champions?” Bloemendaal asked. “Most people don’t want that responsibility. It’s too much pressure for them. Our program is about winning matches and winning championships, not about making excuses.”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Devote energy to a partnership. Reignite common passions, and don’t unveil secrets yet. Provide well for your family and invest in your home. Exert yourself physically. Create something of value. Savor fruits of your efforts. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — The pace jumps with high energy. Take care to avoid accidents. You’re busy with creative projects... take one step at a time. Sort through feelings as they arise. Release with physical exercise.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Violetta has never allowed herself to fall in love because of her various relationships with men. But when she meets Alfredo, she decides to follow her feelings and falls in love, stage director Jeffrey Buchman said. “I’m the only man who truly cares about her beyond what she can offer me,” Stark said. However, Alfredo has a sister back home with a wealthy suitor who refuses to marry her because of her brother’s relationship with an escort. Because of this, Alfredo’s father Giorgio comes to speak with Violetta about her relationship with Alfredo, asking her to end it in order to help his daughter and stop tainting the family name. “She does that, which infuriates Alfredo,” Buchman said. “And in the end, she is just hoping that Alfredo and the world understand the sacrifices she made, all while she is dying.” Violetta suffers from tuberculosis, also known as consumption. The disease typically attacks the lungs and causes victims to experience chronic cough, which can often draw blood. Tuberculosis was usually fatal, especially in the 19th century, when the disease was more common and there were few known cures. “In the opera, people really see the demands society places on women,” Buchman said. “It’s a woman who society never gave a chance in this world, and all she’s looking for is to be a noble creature.” One particular scene that Stark struggled with was near the end. At one point, a large Plexiglas wall comes down between Violetta and Alfredo onstage to symbolize their separation. Alfredo sings through this wall to Violetta, but because he couldn’t hear the actress on the other side, it caused some difficulties. “It’s all about finding that inner connection and personal point of reference that you can use to fuel the

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Alfredo Germont, played by graduate student Derrek Stark, sings about his love for Violetta, played by graduate student Lacy Sauter, during “La Traviata” on Tuesday at the Musical Arts Center.

acting,” Stark said. “I’m still working toward it, but it’s a little more self-reliant because you can’t immediately interact with someone.” He was forced to work even harder in order to make his character believable in this scene. Stark participated in musicals his senior year of high school and worked as a pianist for a few other musicals. It wasn’t until his undergraduate work at Mansfield University that he became interested in opera from his vocal teacher. “I always thought opera was just a bunch of fat ladies gurgling,” Stark said. “Through learning to sing and really careful guidance, I became really interested in it. Now, it’s a very large part of my life.” From his experience with musical theater, Stark

can see a few differences with opera. “One of the most immediate differences is that the singers don’t use microphones,” he said. “It’s the singer against the orchestra.” “La Traviata” is different from other operas. “It’s one of those pieces that’s so immediate for the audience,” Buchman said. “It touches you very deeply. It has its own unique quality in the way it does that.” New stage elements occur during the first few minutes of the opera. Traditionally, the set opens with a 19th century Parisian parlor with rich fabrics, a fireplace and other period décor. “We let that go and created a world that was influenced by symbols,” Buchman said. “We created an atmosphere instead of

literal structure and detail.” The production is new because of the poetic approach the director and designers took with the original play. “It stays true to the text, but allows us to create a world that the audience will get a new experience out of even if they’ve seen it 10 times,” Buchman said. With a new production, it’s all about seeing the dayto-day changes and eventually seeing it all come together, Buchman said. “Live theater is something we don’t get a lot of anymore,” Stark said. “In an opera that you’re watching live, anything can happen. I think you would get an entirely more moving experience coming to a live show than you would doing anything else.”

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