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A Monroe County Drug Court Treatment Program participant fills out a worksheet during a journaling session on April 21 at the Community Corrections Building. Journaling is a time when participants learn to recognize addictive thinking. It also provides a sense of community as the participants hold each other accountable. This is Monroe County’s first group journaling session, taught by Case Manager Brier Frasier.
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Woman reports sexual assault FROM IDS REPORTS
A 19-year-old woman declined to pursue criminal charges after reporting a sexual assault. The woman told police she was sexually assaulted by two known men at an east side house party, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said. Police collected clothing for evidence, and the woman received a sexual assault medical examination. The case is now inactive. Dennis Barbosa
New state academic standards approved
ROLLER DERBY Each team gets to hunt and be hunted. At the same time.
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The Indiana State Board of Education approved the new Indiana Academic Math and English/Language Arts Standards on Monday with a vote of 10-1 for each. Board member Andrea Neal was the only one to vote no for both standards. Before the voting took place, members of the public came forward to express their opinions about the new standards. Most in attendance spoke out against approval. Tim McRoberts, principal of Speedway High School, said he did approve of the new standards. “We’re ready to move forward,” Roberts said. ”The teachers are ready to move forward.” Stephanie Engelman, a parent who attended a rally last week against the new proposed standards, also attended the SBOE meeting Monday. “We still have Common Core in Indiana,” Engelman said. The new standards are just a sloppy rewrite of Common Core, she said, and Indiana needs to take its time making standards that are superior. The Board was required to approve new standards for Indiana by July 1 of this year. Molly Chamberlin, Danielle Shockey and Sam Snideman, members of the Standards Development Leadership Team, gave a presentation about the process involved in making the new standards. More than 150 educators and industry leaders were involved in drafting the new standards, working more than 6,000 hours, according to the presentation. One hundred peoSEE STANDARDS, PAGE 6
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TOP The Flatliners face off against the roller girls from Hammer City on April 19 at Frank Southern Ice Arena. BOTTOM RIGHT Mersades Clouse, known on the track as Mersadist, greets fans before the Flatliners' bout against the Hammer City Roller Girls begins. BOTTOM LEFT Nuck L. Sammie, the Flatliners jammer, gets knocked to the ground during the Flatliners’ bout against the Hammer City Roller Girls.
One roller derby competitor leaves her everyday persona at the door when she enters the track. BY ANDY WITTRY email@example.com @AndyWittry
Mersades Clouse enters Frank Southern Ice Arena and leaves her name at the door. The ice has melted and the rink has been converted to a roller derby track. As she steps onto the track for her second home bout of the season, Clouse is no longer a junior majoring in social work at IU. Six feet tall in skates and a helmet, she is “Mersadist” — a roller girl name her boyfriend came up with. As a blocker, it’s Mersadist’s job to deliver punishing hits on the track. She competes for Bleeding Heartlands Roller Derby’s A team, the Flatliners. Brash, and not for the faint of heart, roller derby is unlike any other sport. Roller derby is a giant game of cat and mouse on skates. The catch is that each team gets to be the hunter and the hunted — at the same time. Other than points scored, there are
no stats recorded. There aren’t any rebounds, assists or steals. Body checks and the resulting bruises are the currency of hard work and hustle in roller derby. “When I first started playing roller derby, I fell all the time, and I just had the most beautifully rainbow-colored bruises,” Mersadist said. “They were gorgeous, and I was obsessed with getting new ones.” Part of her uniform is for show, the rest is for her own protection. Wearing a helmet, pairs of wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads, and the number 70 written in Sharpie on her biceps, she huddles with the rest of her team on the sideline. Five players per team skate around the track, with each side recognizing one skater as the “jammer.” The jammer tallies a point each time she laps one of her opponents. The rest of the players are blockers. Teams utilize the depth of their benches, sending waves of players to the track for a series of fast-paced, minute-long shifts.
Roller derby is the equivalent of building a sand castle too close to the ocean. The ocean will always knock down the sand castle, and the jammer will always break through the blockers. The key is how quickly blockers can get back in position and fortify a human wall for the next time the opposing jammer skates around the track. They can’t completely stop the jammer. They can only hope to slow her down. What separates the winning team from the losing team is its ability to play offense and defense at the same time. Mersadist, or “Mercy” for short, often plays the role of the pivot. The pivot is a blocker who has the distinct ability to replace the jammer if the jammer gets tired or stuck behind opposing blockers. Each team’s pivot wears the “pivot panty,” a special helmet covering to distinguish her role. There isn’t a perfect recipe of playSEE DERBY, PAGE 6
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2 professors elected to honorary society IU professors Susan Gubar and Ellen Ketterson were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, according to an April 24 IU press release. Gubar, Distinguished Professor Emerita
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of English at IU, is known for her work as a feminist literary and cultural critic. Ketterson, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Gender Studies, is known for her work as an evolutionary biologist.
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David Solkowitz stands outside of Auschwitz. Monday was the Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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A light cold rain was falling as David Solkowitz stood on the train tracks of Auschwitz decades after World War II, as he prayed and remembered the victims from the concentration camp. His friend, who had family who had been in Auschwitz, led the prayer on the class trip his high school took this past year. Some students were crying. Some were saying all the words to the prayers, and some were just standing silent on the land where a generation of Jews stood before them. “It’s an experience I’ll never forget,” IU freshman Solkowitz said. “It was uncomfortable. It was really cold. But the fact that I was doing something in a place where not even 100 years ago before my people were sent there, because they were
doing what I was doing. It was probably the most incredible, intense, spiritual experience of my life.” Monday was the Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day. But this year Hillel didn’t read names of victims or plan any programs, a Jewish tradition. “Since the day fell towards the end of the year in America this year, we didn’t want to plan anything so close to the end and not have anyone show up,” Rabbi Sue Silberberg said. “It kind of says something worse if no one shows up than if we just don’t have anything.” Instead, Hillel used social media to reach more people by tweeting and posting stories of survivors, videos on the event and an online audio reading of the names of victims to Facebook, Hillel engagement associate Ally Turkheimer said. “We felt like we still wanted to recognize the day,”
Silberberg said. “We thought social media would be a better way to reach more students than inviting them in during finals and the end of the semester.” Hillel at IU received a grant from Hillel International to do a Holocaust Remembrance program next fall in concordance with the anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. Kristallnacht was a series of attacks on Jewish stores and people, named for the shards of glass from the broken windows of Jewish peoples’ stores and homes on November 9, 1938. The program will have three different activities, including a walk of silence, a sharing of survivors’ testimonies and a special Seder-like meal based on Holocaust Remembrance, Jon Schulman, Hillel program director and grant writer, said. SEE HOLOCAUST, PAGE 3
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On Feb. 29, 2012, a student at a Georgia high school sent a text to a friend that read, “Gunman be at West Hall today.” The recipient of the message notified the police, who immediately locked down the school until further investigation. When the sender of the message was tracked down by the police, he said that wasn’t the text he sent. Instead, he said, his phone had done it by autocorrecting the message. The text actually said, “Gunna be at West Hall today.” Joel Kuipers, a professor of anthropology and international affairs at George Washington University, said this is one way new media disrupts communication. “A simple one-word
autocorrect caused trouble that took the school three hours to repair,” he said. “It ruined schedules, caused widespread panic and raised a number of questions, some of which I’d like to ponder a bit today.” Kuipers visited IU on Monday for a lecture that was part of a series made possible by an endowment to the IU Anthropology Department by David Skomp in 1983. In his lecture, Kuipers spoke on some of the findings of a collaborative research project he was part of, which focused on cell phone technology. “My point today is, I hope, a simple one,” he said. “It is, put simply, cell phones and social media are primarily a cultural phenomenon and not preeminently a psychological one.” Kuipers focused on three observations he has made on
the social and historical context of social media. He said social media makes it possible for everyone in the network to produce, consume and distribute content. Its power comes from the connections made between users. And lastly, social media allows users to coordinate activities between themselves at speeds not previously possible. He said social media simply provides different ways of exerting knowledge. It isn’t a completely new concept, just a more advanced medium. Though he doesn’t see a change in the amount of communication between people, Kuipers said communication through new media is not always clear. “One context that we’ve found productive is looking at the context of repair,” he said. “Repair is an integral feature of all social life, of all living
systems.” Kuipers helped conduct a survey done among students in Washington D.C. It found that 93 percent of the students had smart phones. Their primary uses were texting and accessing the Internet, rather using the phone for calling. With the new autocorrect feature, Kuipers said understanding via text can often be lost. He found the most common way to clarify was to switch media, for example going from texting to calling. Kuipers concluded that social media doesn’t necessarily result in a single outcome, but it has changed many things. “One way to think about how we can go about studying the relationship between subjective states and social media is to focus on culturally, and linguistically, defined interactions characterized by prevalent data,” Kuipers said.
After almost a year-long search, a new dean of the Hutton Honors College has been chosen. Andrea Ciccarelli is currently a professor of Italian and the Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences. Pending approval by the IU Board of Trustees, he will begin his appointment as Dean of the honors college July 1, according to an April 24 IU press release. “It will be a challenge and responsibility to lead the Hutton Honors College at a time in which higher education seem to be focusing more on professional than on liberal arts disciplines,” Ciccarelli said. Ciccarelli graduated with a bachelor of arts and masters of arts from the University of Rome, where he studied humanities with a focus on literary studies and art history. He received his Ph.D. in Italian studies from Columbia University. He said he joined IU as a visiting assistant professor in 1990, right out of graduate school. He was tenured in 1997 and promoted to full professor in 2003. According to the release, Ciccarelli’s research focuses on the classical tradition in modern Italian literature and on migration, boundaries and exile in contemporary Italian culture. He has taught courses ranging from the Italian Renaissance to the myth of Rome in modern culture, according to the release. “The honors college is one of the most rewarding academic jobs that a professor could aspire to in a research institution such as IU,” Ciccarelli said. “The students in the Hutton Honors College are among the best in the country, and have been and will continue to be part of the strongest fabric of our society.” Dennis Groth is the associate vice provost for undergraduate education and was the chair of the search committee, which consisted of both IU faculty and students in the Hutton Honors College. “I am delighted with Anderea Ciccarelli as the new dean,” Groth said. “He has immense strengths in developing rich learning experiences for students.” Groth said he expects Ciccarelli will bring his passion for undergraduate student success to the Hutton Honors College Provost and Executive Vice President announced
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Ciccarelli’s appointment on April 24. She chose Ciccarelli from a pool of three candi- Andrea Ciccarelli dates. “ A n drea will be a creative and thoughtful leader for the Hutton Honors College,” Robel said in the release. “He is highly respected by his colleagues and has an outstanding record as a scholar and as a teacher.” Maria Bucur, associate dean of the College and Fritz Breithaupt, who had served as interim dean since July 2013,were the other two final candidates for dean. Ciccarelli cited planning, organizing and strengthening the courses offered in the Hutton Honors College, as well as attracting the best teachers and scholars to teach for the Hutton Honors College, as some of his more short-term goals. “One of my main goals is that of broadening as much as possible our courses offering, creating opportunities for interdisciplinary studies that connect the liberal arts, scientific disciplines and professional education,” Ciccarelli said. “This interdisciplinary approach, eventually, should prove fundamental to prepare our students to live in an ever-growing global world. It takes practical, theoretical and cultural knowledge to understand the complex interactions that compose our international society.” He said current and future jobs will require analytical thinking and problemsolving skills, as well as an appreciation for what is ethically right. “The HHC already teaches courses that equipped our students with these intellectual weapons, and my aspiration is to outreach to all schools in our campus to form a curriculum that promotes specific research abilities, while fostering intellectual synergy,” he said. Robel said Ciccarelli’s experience will be an asset as he takes on the role of dean of Hutton Honors College. “His administrative experience as director of the College Arts and Humanities Institute, chair of his department and director of an active overseas study program will serve Hutton well as it moves into the next phase,” Robel said. “I am delighted that he has agreed to accept this immensely important position as the honors college is poised to become a central hub for interdisciplinary curricula on the campus.”
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IUPD reviews Little 500 weekend citations, arrests for alcohol, possession FROM IDS REPORTS
The world’s greatest college weekend was considered a success by many, including cyclists, fans and the IU Police Department. IUPD Lieutenant Craig Munroe said they made 59 arrests this year during the weekend of the Little 500 races. He proceeded to break down the arrests into the following categories. Seven disorderly conduct arrests were made, all of them involving alcohol. Five arrests were made for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. There were 28 illegal consumption arrests made, and 7 arrests were made for possession of marijuana and/or paraphernalia.
Four of those arrests were explicitly for the possession of marijuana. Eight charges of public intoxication were made. Starting Thursday night, Munroe said units with two officers each were on duty. This ensured only one squad car was needed. A lot of overtime was put in by a variety of officers, he said. IUPD assisted the Bloomington Police Department and the Indiana Excise Police throughout Bloomington and at the race itself. Munroe said the coordination between departments has been working very well for the past few years. “I think we did excellent,” he said. Amanda Marino
Student Ethics reports IU students less than half of Little 500 citations FROM IDS REPORTS
For decades, Little 500 has been called one of the craziest college party weekends in America. With a notably high number of citations issued every year, and a jump in IU Police Department cases, Associate Dean of Students and director of the Office of Student Ethics Jason Casares looked at these numbers in a new way. Casares and his staff, for the second year in a row, found that more than half of the police citations issued did not go to IU students. “My feeling of this place is that it’s just a better community than was advertised,” he said. The 143 non-student citations were issued to community members, students visiting from other schools and alumni, Casares said. There were a total of 235 reports, 92 of which were IU students, Casares said. Casares said he thinks it’s important to debunk what he called the “Little 500 myth” that students go wild during Little 500 weekend. “Our students are exercising good decisions, making good choices, surrounding themselves with people they can trust,” he said. The Office of Student Ethics receives information on all Little 500 citations the Monday morning after the race weekend, and digs in right away, Casares said.
First, Casares said, they determine how many are IU students and how many are not. In cases in which the person cited is an IU student from a different IU campus, such as IU South Bend, their information is forwarded to their campus. Then, the office begins to work on citations issued to IU students. If a student is a first time offender, they are sent to a seminar and required to pay a fine. If a student is in contact with the office for a second time, they are required at minimum to have a hearing. “Ultimately, we deal with the most egregious cases up front,” Casares said. These cases, with only one week before finals, will have their hearings first. The rest will be dealt with during the summer via Skype or phone, depending upon the distance. According to IUPD’s daily case log, the average number of cases is 25.3 for all weekends on the log apart from Little 500 weekend. There were 99 cases this Little 500 weekend. Casares said he acknowledged there are always going to be students who drink too much, but said he believed IU’s image in connection to Little 500 is far worse than the reality. Anna Hyzy
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“We’re doing this for a couple reasons,” Schulman said. “The Holocaust is vital to think about and talk about and do programs, because it’s a part of the history of Jewish people. And it’s so important to remember the 6 million Jewish people who were killed. It’s also important to discuss it so it never happens again.” Schulman is not the only person who believes it’s important to remember the victims and ensure history doesn’t repeat itself. Solkowitz wore only black and white Monday to honor the lost people, which he said is how Jews in Israel dress on the Remembrance Day. He also wore his Jewish star and a kippah under his hat. “It’s important to show people that Jews are still here and even though they tried to get rid of us — that through courage and perseverance Jews survived,” Solkowitz said. “To remember is at least what I’m going around today with in my head. That, and the idea of ‘never again,’ so we as people should never again let anything like this happen again. Not to us as Jews, or any other group of people.” Not only has sophomore Jessie Nejberger taken the time to remember the Holocaust, but she is also using her life to commemorate the victims, especially her family. Three of her greatgrandparents died in the Holocaust, she said, two at concentration camps and one fighting for the Red Army in Stalingrad. Luckily, her grandparents were able to survive as small children. “I’m fortunate enough to be here, because they survived,” Nejberger said. “If they hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here, so I have to take that and do what I can to protect the interests of the Jewish people.” In order to protect Jewish interests, Nejberger is spending 16 days this summer learning how to be a campus advocate for the state of Israel. She is also an American Jewish Committee Fellow, which is a group working to combat anti-Semitism and globally promote Jewish interests. “The last time I went to Israel, I remember being there and realizing my great-grandparents died in camps for being Jewish,” Nejberger said. “And I think how they never would’ve imagined a state created solely for Jewish people. For me to be there and see that is so powerful.”
Jessie Nejberger’s grandmother’s parents, Eugen Kohn and Hani Teszler Kohn, pose for a photograph on their wedding day in Budapest, Hungary.
Growing up remembering the Holocaust changed even small aspects of Nejberger’s life. “It’s the little things like eating what you’re served for dinner and not complaining,” Nejberger said. “My grandparents didn’t know where their next meal would come from. Jews starved, so it’s as small as being grateful for food.” Nejberger said she thinks it’s important to remember the Holocaust, because it’s easy to forget what happened. “Jews have been so successful since then,” Nejberger said. “We really raised up since the Holocaust and have control in the financial industry, Hollywood and the government so people don’t think Jews had it that bad.” But more than 6 million Jewish people were killed as a result of the Holocaust, and Nejberger wasn’t the only IU student to have family involved. Freshman Alexandra Koyfman had family who lived in Poland and Ukraine during the time of the Holocaust. She said she remembers stories being passed down to her about her great-grandfather continually moving to avoid the
Jessica Nejberger stands with her “Bubbe,” Yiddish for grandmother, during the summer of 2012. Nejberger’s grandmother was born in Paris and was left alone when her mother was arrested in 1943. She survived by hiding with two other Jewish orphans on a farm outside of Paris. She is now 80 years old.
Nazis and never seeing his extended family again. Stories of her grandmother, who as an 8-year-old hid in the forest at with her sister, only surviving by the kindness of a Polish woman who brought them food and supplies. “Every little act of kindness is important,” Koyfman said. “If that Polish woman hadn’t helped my grandmother, she wouldn’t have survived, and I wouldn’t be here
right now.” Koyfman remembers the victims to honor them, and also because she thinks it is crucial people know about the atrocities that took place. “It’s important for people to know what happened and what people are capable of,” Koyfman said. “It’s the little prejudices and little things that can add up without people realizing it until it becomes too late.”
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Obama pressures colleges to combat rape White House officials are working to address the problem of rape on college campuses. Non-binding guidelines for administrators were released yesterday, according to a report
from the New York Times. The White House will most likely ask Congress to make the guidelines enforceable, the report said.
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Bloomington BioLife Plasma Services staff Janet Spaulding introduces machines to people at the grand opening cemerony Monday. BioLife Plasma Services is part of the Baxter-Healthcare Corporation that operates numerous plasma collection facillities across the United States.
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Before it became Building and Trades Park, and even before local kids swam in “The Blue Hole,” the lot just off Second and Rogers streets was a bustling limestone quarry teaming with stonecutters. “You can just imagine what working conditions would’ve been like here,” Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan said, standing before a crowd of union officials and community members in that park Monday evening. He was there for a Workers’ Memorial Day event to dedicate the latest in a series of development efforts to turn Building and Trades Park into a memorial for local workers, particularly those who have been injured or killed on the job. “It’s too often forgotten in the politics of today,” Kruzan said. “In improving working conditions and wages, unions are as necessary today as they were then.” Workers’ Memorial Day, celebrated each year on April 28, is a national remembrance of laborers who have died and the founding of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to OSHA’s website.
In Bloomington this year, the event was marked with the unveiling of an interpretive sign in the park that explains the history of local industrial workers, the quarry that used to sit in its place and the surrounding Prospect Hill Neighborhood. “We’ve had a dream of a workers memorial for years, and it’s started to fall into place,” said Jackie Yenna, president of White River Central Labor Council of AFL-CIO. “We’re trying to do something each Workers’ Memorial Day to honor fallen workers.” Together, the city, White River Central Labor Council and the Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association have installed the interpretive sign, a mural depicting various trades and two 2,500-pound limestone benches carved by Bloomington artist Dale Enochs. One bench is inscribed with “In honor of all workers” and the other reads “To good neighbors,” a testament to the community of unions and residents that have developed Building and Trades Park. “It’s been a community project, really,” Yenna said. For the unveiling, the labor council and the neighborhood association brought in Kruzan, Bloomington Parks and Recreation Director Mick Renneisen
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Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan made a presentation at the unveiling of a new interpretive sign Monday evening at Building and Trades Park.
and Ron Simko from the Indiana Occupational Safety Standards Commission. Their message was one of the community banding together to continue building the park. They spoke about volunteers from IU Health Bloomington Hospital across the street from the park, neighborhood families painting the mural and donors helping make the massive limestone benches and new sign possible. “The timing was right for a workers memorial and also for the neighborhood and community,” said Cynthia Bretheim, Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association president. But overarching all of that was the day’s initial
purpose: to remember fallen workers. “This is a truly awesome display, right here, of community support,” Yenna said. “Remember working men and women every time you come in here. Remember them because they’re the people that strive to build this country up, and a lot of them have died doing that.” Then the sign was unveiled and the band began to play. “We have laid the wide foundations, built it skyward stone by stone,” the old workers’ song goes. “It is ours, not to slave in, but to master and to own. While the union makes us strong.”
Mayor Mark Kruzan and Deputy Mayor John Whikehart recently unveiled a broad financial plan that will place greater accountability on government officials in light of an embezzlement scandal. Justin Wykoff, a former City of Bloomington projects manager, was arrested last month on 24 counts of embezzlement and one count of conspiracy for bilking the city of more than $800,000, according to FBI Indianapolis Division records. “I certainly regret that these actions are at all necessary, and I’m sorry for the circumstances that have led to the alleged illegalities,” Kruzan said at the city council meeting last Wednesday. Kruzan said he believes the new policies would have detected, if not prevented the scandal. He touched on the importance of segregating departmental duties so no one has “excessive autonomy,” creating an approved list of vendors through the Office of the Controller and eliminating open-ended appropriations. “This is about increasing accountability and efficiency,” Kruzan said. “It’s not just about one case.” Although Wykoff ’s actions have made the development of new financial policies more urgent, Whikehart said they were necessary for the city regardless. “The actions that we’re taking in developing a financial policies manual would be actions that we would’ve taken anyway at this point in time,” Whikehart said. Whikehart and Controller Sue West have dedicated the past two months to drafting a new financial policies manual, which will serve as a model of internal financial controls for municipal government in Indiana, Kruzan said. There are a number of new procedures that will be implemented in the future. Several positions with financial responsibilities will shift to the controller’s office, projects will be more strictly reviewed before being approved, an approved vendors list will be
created, credit cards will be eliminated and contracts will be reviewed by more departments. Projects, contracts and funding requests will be reviewed by the mayor’s office, then the legal and controller’s office, then returned to the mayor’s office before being considered by a board or commission. Project managers will have to provide quarterly reports of finances and projects will be physically inspected after they are underway. Whikehart also stressed the importance of “segregation of duties,” which “refers to a fundamental internal control to guard against fraud or error,” according to the manual. “Segregation of duties is a critical element of an internal control process,” Whikehart said. The manual is a work in progress and community feedback is welcomed, Whikehart said. Several items in the manual were on the Bloomington City Council agenda last Wednesday for first reading. One ordinance moves five positions from the Public Works Department and one from the Parks and Recreation Department to the Office of the Controller in an effort to centralize the accounting functions of the city. It will also eliminate the assistant director position in the Office of Public Works and create a purchasing manager position in the controller’s office. The other ordinance authorizes the controller’s office to approve certain municipal claims in advance of board approval. It will also allow the city to make payments through electronic fund transfers, instead of employees paying vendors with credit cards. The council will discuss these ordinances Wednesday. Kruzan said these policies will help ensure the embezzlement scandal is an isolated situation and restore trust in city government. “At the core of our efforts has been our resolve to develop financial controls that will prevent or will detect any future problems whether intentional or accidental in nature,” Kruzan said.
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Paul Simon and wife get disorderly Paul Simon and his wife, fellow singer/ songwriter Edie Brickell, were arrested for disorderly conduct at their Connecticut home Saturday, after police responded to reports of a family dispute.
Simon, 72, and Brickell, 47, were released from custody Sunday morning. Brickell said she “picked a fight” with her husband, claiming to be responsible for the disturbance.
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Re: Opera is a white man’s game MICHAEL SU is a sophomore majoring in violin performance.
On Wednesday, Sam Ostrowski’s column made the fairly damning charge of institutionalized racism in one of IU’s most prestigious departments. Ostrowski would do well to examine the history and the heritage of the art form of which he claims to have thoroughly unmasked a seedy, racist underbelly. Ironically, his own ethnocentrism blinds him to the reality of opera and classical music in general. The reality is that opera is a product of its culture and its time. This is no different than any other musical tradition or any sort of artistic tradition. Irish fiddling was primarily developed by white people, for white people. But instead of being racist, it is considered preserving heritage to perform Irish fiddling. The same could be said of traditional Asian and African music, which some argue is expressly developed to preserve the rich lore and traditions of specific ethnic groups. In a different context, it could sound like drivel from the Traditionalist Youth Network. Art cannot be solely interpreted in Ostrowski’s own terms, as it results in drawing links where none exist. To think of opera as anything but an evolution of folk tradition is to ironically embrace the idea that Western art transcends the traditions of other cultures and periods. In that respect, Ostrowski’s English major suffers from the same shortcomings as classical music. Most literary works studied by English majors are written by, in his own words, “dead white men.” The written masterworks of the past suffer from the same tropes that were prevalent in music, among them Orientalism, sexism and nationalism. Though a work such as Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” is arguably racist, it’s still one of the most widely taught pieces of literature. And Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida,” rooted in Orientalism, is one of the most widely performed operas in the world. The final straw in Ostrowski’s poorly reasoned article is his assertion of a vast racist conspiracy, where the works of Rossini, Verdi and Wagner systematically oppress others through ticket sales and all-white casts. Apparently not understanding how economics and arts programming work, Ostrowski said he believes political and racial concerns cannot be divorced from the actual content of art itself. Though the images of Richard Wagner’s music being synonymous with Nazi Germany might never fade, when we hear “Parsifal,” many can appreciate the work for what it is — a story of brotherhood, heroism, redemption and renewal with sublime music — rather than what it supposedly represents. The Jacobs School of Music is proud to be a diverse institution and selects its singers based on talent. Just like in Hollywood, Jacobs casts on ability, not appearance. Though I might not be as dispassionate as Ostrowski about classical music, having studied it for 16-and-a-half years, I firmly believe opera is not the racist institution that he perceives. It is an expressive art form that stands alongside the more supposedly politically correct disciplines.
JORDAN RILEY is a sophomore majoring in comparative literature.
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Avril makes it complicated WE SAY: “Hello Kitty” makes a bad impression We do not live in a postracial age. We don’t even live in an age where cultural sensitivity is prevalent enough to avoid nasty episodes of racially-based offensiveness. Whether by watching Paula Deen, Donald Sterling or Cliven Bundy, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what racism looks like in 2014. But there are lesser, more contrived forms of it. And if we needed a reminder, Avril Lavigne delivered it. Recently, the “Sk8r Boi” singer released a catchy new song called “Hello Kitty.” Seemingly harmless, the song is bouncy and fluffy and declares that behind the “good girl” image of Hello Kitty is a bad girl. Nothing we haven’t seen from Katy Perry before. The music video, on the other hand, is a different story. Lavigne flounces around a candy shop in a
cupcake skirt, backed up by robotic Asian women in a Tokyo-esque setting. Asian images and stereotypes are played up to such an extent that Billboard called the video “an embarrassment in any language.” Lavigne herself is claiming a pass for her Hello Kitty-themed music video by arguing she loves Japan and Japanese culture. For us, that hints at a bigger problem. It is entirely possible to be racist toward a culture you love. Even if you feel absolutely no ill will toward Japan, fetishizing a culture as Lavigne has done is problematic. Racism is about result, not intention. If it were the other way around, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Lavigne argues her video isn’t racist, because she went to Japan to film it using Japanese producers, dancers and other
elements. Lavigne’s intentions were clearly not racist. Unfortunately, her result was. Simply because you went to Japan and used Japanese people to develop your concept doesn’t mean the result avoids causing real, raciallycharged harm to the cultures involved. Context is also important. If a Japanese pop artist had created this video, we wouldn’t be having this conversation, either. But watching a blonde Western woman dance among stereotypical trappings of Japan necessarily evokes memories of colonialism and the accompanying oppression and racial fetishes. Saying that blonde Western women should not treat Asian cultures in fetishizing ways does not oppress white cultures; it acknowledges the historical realities that inform all of our perceptions of race.
Race is not removed from history any more than we today are postracial. Regardless of your intention, ignorance can lead to racism, even if you profess a love of Japan. On a shallower note, it just makes us look bad. Many Japanese fans did not react as strongly to the video, saying that it’s not really racist, just funny in its inaccuracies. Even if the idea is funny, celebrities should know better. Many base their impressions of North American culture on celebrities. Even if we took race out of the picture, Lavigne made a bad impression. The next time Lavigne decides to make a music video, we hope she thinks it through. email@example.com @IDS_Opinion
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For years, the No. 1 debate against same-sex marriage has been religiously based, but a group of local religious leaders from North Carolina turned this debate on its head. They filed a suit claiming the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates their First Amendment right to freedom of religion. The clergy members of the United Church of Christ, who are leading the suit along with same-sex couples of the surrounding area, said they aren’t looking to change people’s minds in order to conform to their beliefs. They just want the same religious protection under the law that the opposition receives. The clergy and couples said they want only to “assert their right to freely preform religious services and ceremonies consistent with their beliefs and practices.” They intend to argue in the same vein as Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion, which struck down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. They said that same-sex marriage bans stigmatize not only couples, and families, but also religious affiliations. This suit is only one of 66 legal challenges to state legislation prohibiting same-sex marriage (three of which are in North Carolina). It is, however, the first and only to cite the First Amendment’s declaration of freedom of religion. This new angle of looking at equal rights addresses an inconsistency I feel has been present in this conflict from the beginning. Many of those opposing same-sex marriage do so because they believe it is a violation of their religion to recognize marriage between anyone other than strictly a man and a woman. The inconsistency lies in this: their religion is not representative of the entire population. Those of differing religious beliefs (i.e. Secularists, the United Church of Christ, and individuals of any denomination having a personal belief in equality) are forced to adhere to the bigoted religious preferences of an uninformed majority. The United Church of Christ has reminded us of what we have been overlooking — the constitution and the structure of our government are meant to support the minority from marginalization. The First Amendment in particular serves this purpose. I do not believe the First Amendment was meant to use state laws, constitutions and supreme courts to force the religious practices of rural protestant America on to those who do not wish to adhere to it. Instead, I believe it was intended to do exactly as it says — prevent the government from interfering in religious practices that do not concern said government. How the marriage of two consenting adults concerns the government is an argument no one has been able to convincingly make. Even if this new angle proves unsuccessful in the fight for equality in the less progressive states, it predicts a certain turn of tide that should not be underestimated. If anything, it shows the direction this country is ultimately heading. If religious leaders are going to start promoting marriage equality and progressive acceptance of people who have been shunned in the past, then I for one think we are finally headed in the right direction. email@example.com @riledupIDS
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ple testified to explain their thoughts on the standards, and more than 2,000 people participated in a public comment on the new standards. Before the math standards were voted on, board members were allowed to discuss their ideas. Neal reiterated concerns of Jim Milgram, a mathematics professor at Stanford University. In a statement released from board member Tony Walker’s office, Milgram said the math standards were not “first rate” international level math standards. Neal suggested the board delay adopting the standards and make some changes. Her statement was met with cheering from some of the audience members. Walker said there needs to be less of an emphasis on standards and more of an emphasis on education inside the home through getting parents involved in their children’s education. Board member Cari Whicker said it would be impossible to create a set of standards all Hoosiers would be able to agree on. She said all Hoosiers want what’s best for Indiana kids and said teachers are ready to know what they will be teaching next year so they can spend their summers preparing. After the vote on the math standards, Superintendent Glenda Ritz motioned to adopt the English standards. Neal, the only one who opposed the adoption of these standards, said she thinks the standards are empty skills sets that are not as rigorous as Common Core or previous English standards. Neal said the 2006 English/Language Arts standards should be reinstated. Most board members, though, voted to adopt the new standards, with many emphasizing they have Indiana children’s education at heart, because they have children of their own in school. “Today we adopted rigorous career and college ready standards that were developed through a transparent and comprehensive standards
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These standards will empower Indiana teachers to develop targeted lesson plans that will enable Indiana’s students to thrive and prosper in our global economy. Davud Freitas, board member
development process,” board member David Freitas said in a press release. “These standards will empower Indiana teachers to develop targeted lesson plans that will enable Indiana’s students to thrive and prosper in our global economy.” IU President Michael McRobbie issued a statement in favor of the new standards Monday. McRobbie said in an IU press release the new standards would better prepare students in Indiana for success in college, particularly through the heightened requirements in math and science and other STEM disciplines. “These standards, in particular the strengthened math requirements, will reduce the amount of remediation necessary for students entering college,” McRobbie said in Monday’s statement. Improving STEM education in the United States has been a national issue lately, and McRobbie said the new standards would help Indiana students to be more competitive internationally. He said he applauded Pence’s decision to include experts from Indiana colleges and universities in the creation of the standards. “I am especially pleased that Governor Pence sought the expertise of our state’s colleges and universities in establishing these educational standards,” McRobbie said. “Experts from Indiana University were deeply involved in this important process, and we wholeheartedly endorse these high-quality education standards.” The new standards will be implemented for the 2014-15 school year. Anna Hyzy contributed reporting.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ers to win a bout, Mersadist said. Players of all types are welcomed with open arms to Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby, and each has a role on the team. “We welcome all body types, all personalities, all people,” Mersadist said. “We don’t ever tell anyone they can’t play with us. It’s never like that.” Small, agile players are typically jammers, with the lateral quickness to sidestep opposing blockers and to tiptoe along the out-ofbounds line. Bigger players often make for great blockers as they are able to position their bodies to cut off possible escape routes for the other team’s jammer. “Sometimes you might put a big jammer in there, because she can just smash through everybody on the track,” he said. “Sometimes you want a little jammer. We obviously rely heavily on Nuck L. Sammie, who is tiny, but nobody can touch her. She’s so fast.” Tall players have better visibility in packs. Small players can sneak unnoticed through openings between blockers. Mersadist said roller derby is a welcoming sport, but it’s physically demanding. There isn’t a ball to throw or kick from one player to the next — only bodies to skate through. For Mersadist, a fifth-year roller derby player, blocking is both a physical and mental challenge. “I love blocking, because I constantly have to be playing offense and defense,” she said. “It’s such a mind game to be playing.” Mersadist practices 15 hours per week and coaches for another two hours during the week, she said, on top of being a full-time student, having an internship, volunteering at Martha’s House and working two jobs. But playing in front of a few hundred passionate fans who aren’t shy to celebrate a
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Nuck L. Sammie and Flatliners coach Duke Silver listen to a teammate on the bench during the Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby bout April 19 at Frank Southern Ice Arena.
big hit makes it all worth it. “I eat that shit up,” she said. “I absolutely love it. There’s nothing more rewarding than working so hard at something and then having other people appreciate it or enjoy watching us do the crazy tricks that we do or the crazy awesome blocking that we do.” Flatliners coach Duke Silver said he felt out of place when he joined roller derby, until a skater pulled him aside and told him everybody there was a freak. “That’s why we’re here,” the skater told him. Show up as you are, and you’ll be welcomed, Silver said. “Derby’s kind of a land of misfits,” he said. “It’s a very queer-friendly sport. There’s a lot of transgender skaters. Everybody can be open with their lifestyle. It’s very accepting.” Some skaters think of a clever alter ego to show off a different side of themselves, just like Uh Huh Hurricane, Oxford Coma, Special Sass and the rest of the Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby skaters have. “The best part is they get to make it up themselves,” Mersadist said. “You get to create your own persona. You get to be your own person.”
Mad Eye Maggie, No. 23, talks with teammates on the bench during the Flatliners' bout against the Hammer City Roller Girls.
As the jammer for the Flatliners, Shanda Rude tries to get past a member of the Hammer City Roller Girls. The jammer on each team scores points for the number of opposing team’s skaters she passes in a given time period.
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Judge Mary Ellen Diekhoff banters with other members of the drug treatment court team while she sits for a portrait on April 21 at the Monroe County Justice Building. The sign propped on her bench has sat in drug court since the Monroe County program was founded in 1999. “Truthfully, in all the years I’ve been in the system, this is the most rewarding thing I’ve done,” Judge Diekhoff says. “I mean this truly changes people’s lives. It truly does.”
Crime & treatment In her courtroom full of addicts, treatment works better than punishment.
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The drug court judge peppered the addict with questions. “So who’s the friend you thought you could trust?” she asked him abruptly. Her stare was met by his downcast eyes. He had been accepted to drug court after a string of DUIs, but then his urine test came back positive for alcohol. Like everyone in Drug Treatment Court, he’s an addict, working to stay clean, and the judge was trying to figure out why he wasn’t. As the wall clock ticked in Courtroom 313 of the Monroe County Justice Building, she waited. Ten seconds passed. “Who was it?” she tried again, leaning against the table of probation officers behind her. The judge had traded her throne-like bench for a lectern and stood on the courtroom floor closer to her defendants. Barely five feet tall, she wears no robe and wields no gavel, but has no trouble commanding the room’s respect. “Decide who your friends are,” she coaxed. To her right, the rest of the addicts sat silently in the gallery, watching the judge use the same piercing glare many of them had felt before. Forty seconds. “It’s your life, not theirs.” The addict stared at his feet. “Who is it?” she said. Sixty five seconds. Finally, he raised his head, looked into the gallery and gestured toward another drug court participant. Stillness. “Well,” she said quietly, “this is fun.” * * * Judge Mary Ellen Diekhoff doesn’t care that skeptics call drug treatment court the “hug a thug program,” because it works. At a time when politicians are debating strategy for the war on drugs, activists are advocating for decriminalization and prisons are overflowing with repeat offenders, presiding Judge Diekhoff and the drug court staff are offering an alternative they know works — with the results to prove it.
Since 1999, 275 local participants have completed the program with a graduation rate of 61 percent, eclipsing the national average by nine percentage points. When it comes to the county’s pocketbook, drug court has saved Monroe County taxpayers almost $2 million in 15 years. But for some, the numbers aren’t enough. Inside the Justice Building, there is some resistance from defense attorneys and prosecutors alike — drug court is either too hard or not hard enough, they say. It makes the county look “soft on crime.” “Truthfully, for most of our people, they would find it much easier to go to jail or sit in prison because what do you have to do?” the judge says. “Nothing.” Behind bars, there are few decisions to make or responsibilities to fulfill. Schedules are predetermined, meals are provided. “As long as you behave yourself you ain’t gonna have a problem,” the judge says. “Uh-uh. That’s not this.” Under her watch, drug treatment court is hard work. At the change of plea hearing where accepted defendants waive their constitutional rights and plea guilty to their crimes, the judge lays out the expectations for drug court participants nationwide — 10 p.m. curfew, daily check-ins at the Community Corrections Building, weekly court attendance, no weapon possession, timely payment of monthly fees and urine screenings at least three times a week. No drugs, no alcohol, no bars. “Nicks is a bar. Kilroys is a bar,” she says. “If you go to Olive Garden, you can’t sit at the bar.” On top of that, the judge tells her people they must have a job or be in school while in drug court. “Our goal is to just keep putting up roadblocks so that they just have to keep changing directions,” the judge says, “and the one direction we want them to go to is to be sober.” If they complete the two-year program successfully, their criminal record is wiped clean The young ones are hardest to get clean. It’s usually a parent or lawyer forcing them to participate in drug court. But they don’t want to stop partying or change their friend group. They haven’t hit rock bottom yet. “They don’t get it,” the judge says. SEE DRUG COURT, PAGE 12
Drug Court participants talk through plans to stay sober and fight off old patterns of behavior in a journaling session on April 21 at the Community Corrections Building.
Two drug court participants sit in the lobby of the Community Corrections building in downtown Bloomington. Every morning, participants file in for drug testing and to fill out paperwork outlining their schedule for the week — meetings, appointments, work and school.
“Truthfully, for most of our people, they would ﬁnd it much easier to go to jail or sit in prison because what do you have to do there? Nothing.” Mary Ellen Diekhoff, Monroe County Drug Treatment Court presiding judge
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — A new phase begins in your friendships and reputation over the next six months, with this eclipse. Increase participation in group activities, and accept new responsibility. Contribute for a common cause. Imagine big changes. Discover unexpected
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perks and benefits. Get more friends involved and it’s a party. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Your public reputation comes into scrutiny with this New Moon solar eclipse. Over the next six months, you could rise to power or fall from it. Solicit ideas from imaginative experts. Push forward. Receive acknowledgment. Romantic persuasion works. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — You’re respected for your common sense. A new six-month
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Instruments Cort strat guitar w/ deluxe case & more. MINT! $175. Call 812-929-8996.
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Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — A new phase of greater self-awareness begins. Take a strong stand, change your appearance and increase your independence. Seek spiritual guidance.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Do some clearing and cleansing over the next six months, especially regarding finances. A new phase begins about spending, saving and accumulating wealth and possessions. Think big.
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eclipse in Taurus. Keep domestic goals in mind. There could be contracts or legal issues to resolve. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — A new era dawns around service, health and work, with today’s New Moon solar eclipse. Be careful of accidents, and upgrade routines for healthy diet and exercise. Serving others satisfies. Serve yourself first. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — A major romance could enter or exit the scene. Amusement, games and children take the spotlight. Your creative muse thrives the more fun you have. It’s a new beginning.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — A new stage in your home and family life develops with the New Moon solar eclipse. Over the next six months, get into renovation, home improvements, or take care of a family member. Someone may relocate. Friends support you through the changes. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — The power of your word reaches new levels. Upgrade technology, and keep work equipment tuned. Breakthroughs in communication arise with friends.
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Jay-Z and Beyonce announce summer tour After two weeks of speculation, Jay-Z and Beyonce have announced their “On the Run” tour that will start June 25. The couple announced their plans with ski masks on to emphasize the element of surprise.
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The couple will tour in 16 cities across America and Canada, performing songs from both of their new albums, “Holy Grail” and “Beyonce.” The tour will end August 5.
Students’ exhibits on display at Grunwald FROM IDS REPORTS
The Grunwald Gallery of Art will present its sixth Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibit today with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public, featuring different mediums including printmaking, photography, painting and textiles. The exhibit will be on display until May 3. It runs in conjunction with the MFA thesis exhibit that was displayed April 22. Matt Lawler, painting Lawler is displaying seven oil paintings depicting Western, post-apocalyptic scenes, relating to metal music. Lawler drew his inspiration from Stephen King novels and his own interest in metal music. Through these paintings, he is trying to give back to the metal genre, he said. “I’m hoping people will become more open to the ideas portrayed through metal in general,” he said. “They always think,
‘Oh it’s just metal with screaming and incoherent instrumentals.’ But there’s a lot more behind it.” Each painting took around a month to create, but to catch up at the end of the semester, Lawler worked for eight hours a day to finish three in one month. His biggest challenge was trying to paint his figures in a realistic way. He said his influence from video games would come through in his painting work. “I don’t want to have that come across too much,” he said. “I’m afraid people will quickly disregard them because they might not understand video games.” Lawler focused on artists like Francisco Goya and Hieronymus Bosch to make his figures seem more realistic and life-like. Celina Wu, photography Growing up in America, Wu not only encountered Western culture, but was exposed to Taiwanese culture by her parents, who were born and raised on the other side of the world. Wu used her photographs
as a way to show the duality and opposition she has within herself because of the two cultures she has grown up with, and the emotions that come with that experience. But Wu did not immediately come to that idea. Originally, she thought she would show alternate realities, but didn’t think that was deep enough for her thesis exhibit. Eventually she realized that the source of her interest in alternate realities was from the same duality in herself. This led her to the concept of her show. Thirteen photos and a book of photographs make up Wu’s section of the exhibit. She used family photos that she reconstructed by mixing two-dimensional and three-dimensional aspects and recreating them into a photograph. “I hope people enjoy the personal aspect of it,” Wu said. “I’ve never been this personal with any work of mine. It gives a better understanding of who I am.”
Izzy Jarvis, printmaking Jarvis only ever wanted to be good at drawing. “That was my goal as a kid and I always loved drawing people,” she said. “Whenever you’re drawing the human form, it’s a selfportrait.” Portraits make up three of the five relief prints making up Jarvis’ thesis exhibit. Relief prints involve the artist carving into the wood in order to make the print, but in this process, the artist is doing the opposite of drawing. The carving is creating the negative space, or the part of the depiction that will not be printed or seen. The artist is taking away parts of the print instead of adding them like in drawing. Jarvis said it was a physical process, but because the wood pieces were around four feet by four feet, there were more chances for expression. “I want people to see the care I put into it,” she said. “If they just see the beauty and care, then that’s enough.” The other two prints
BFA student Matt Lawler created this piece depicting a post-apocalyptic world.
show natural objects that Jarvis added her own symbolism to, all of which show her own identity as an artist and person. Creating the prints was a way for Jarvis to explore her own identity. “I think artists find ways to figure out who they are through the work they make,” she said. “I think this show is very much about an experience of who I am.”
BFA student Izzy Jarvis created images for his thesis keeping negative space in mind.
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a minute to play sealed IU’s victory. IU Coach Barry King was named the Doc Hunkler Coach of the Tournament. King led IU to its third CWPA crown and third NCAA appearance in school history.
Hartong earns conference accolade
Pittman joins Hoosier soccer
FROM IDS REPORTS
Junior outfielder and catcher Brad Hartong was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. Hartong hit .529 and recorded 10 RBI during the four-game stretch. IU went 3-1 during the week against Ball State and Illinois, and expanded their Big Ten lead to three games. Against Ball State last Wednesday, Hartong recorded five RBI in one inning. “It always seems like some people come up big with the bases empty,” IU Coach Tracy Smith said. “But (Hartong) always puts together good at-bats with guys on base. He’s a competitive kid.” Hartong, a junior college transfer, is playing his first season for the Hoosiers. At Hartong’s previous school, Cypress College, he was an All-American catcher. He is usually the 6-hole hitter in the lineup and has given junior preseason AllAmerican Kyle Schwarber some valuable rest by playing games as catcher this year.
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Junior outfielder and catcher Brad Hartong celebrates with teammates after hitting a homerun during IU’s game against Indiana State April 9 at Bart Kaufman Field. Hartong was named Big Ten Player of the week Monday.
But Hartong said he finally felt comfortable seeing the ball this week. “It’s nice to have a week like this,” Hartong said after the series win against Illinois. “Feeling good about myself, and we got another big week coming up.” This is the first time
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Hartong has won the award and the first time a Hoosier has won in three weeks. On the year, Hartong is hitting .296 with three home runs and 22 RBI. He is one of six Hoosiers hitting over .290 this season.
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IU Coach Amy Berbary announced Monday that sophomore defender Molly Pittman has transferred to IU and will be eligible to play in 2014. Pittman, a Carmel, Ind., native, played in 21 games last year for Samford, making 20 starts en route to being named both to Second Team AllSouthern Conference and to the conference All-Freshman Team. She played for a Bulldogs defensive backfield that allowed 24 goals last season. “Molly is a tremendous player with great character,” Berbary said in a release. “We are thrilled to have her join our program and look forward to what she is able to bring to Indiana University on and off the field.” Sam Beishuizen
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As part of his commitment to providing women with the best care possible, Dr. John Labban is pleased to announce that Donna Cutshall, Certified Nurse Midwife, will be joining his practice as of July 1, 2013, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience as a Labor and Delivery nurse. Donna shares Dr. Labban’s conviction that women deserve options and quality care. They look forward to working together to deliver exceptional Women’s Healthcare! Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. 650 S. Walker St. 812-334-0698 drlabbanwomendoc.com
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» DRUG COURT
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 “They don’t understand they’re going to die.” In seven years as the presiding judge, she’s seen how drug court saves lives — alcoholics sober for the first time in decades, women giving birth to drug free babies, mended marriages and newfound parental trust. She’s seen addiction’s ugly side, too, watched it break up families, end careers and empty bank accounts. Nicotine addiction gave her own mother cancer. In her courtroom, everyone is an addict and all addicts are equal. Education level doesn’t matter. Money doesn’t matter. Age doesn’t matter. Addiction ravages the wealthy the same as it afflicts the poor. The addicts in drug court are people with a long history of criminal behavior driven by their disease. They are people with exhausted parents, spouses and children. People with problems that need treatment, not just punished. “My drug people,” she calls them. In court, she’s like a human lie detector, daring anyone to cross her. When it’s earned, she praises. When it’s necessary, she shouts. “When I get frustrated, I can make thunder and lightning happen,” she’ll often remind her drug court people. “But I don’t.” When she’s not “your honor,” she’s mom to a college-aged daughter and wife to Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff. Framed photos of them rest on her desk, beside Mickey Mouse figurines dressed like Darth Vader and R2-D2 and above a handful of sticky notes taped down that say, “I love you!” Since she took over drug court, the judge hasn’t had a vacation that wasn’t interrupted by drug court. She doesn’t even go most weekends without getting a phone call from drug court Director Steve Malone. The judge wants it that way, though. “This is not a job that you turn off,” she says. “This involves dealing with people’s lives. It’s a responsibility that
I N D I A N A D A I LY S T U D E N T | T U E S D AY, A P R I L 2 9 , 2 0 1 4 | I D S N E W S . C O M I really feel heavily.” She and her staff are trying to reshape American assumptions about crime and punishment, to alter the idea that when it comes to drug offenders and addiction, justice can’t always mean an eye for an eye. “Come to court,” she says. “You just have to see it.” * * * Back in courtroom 313, the judge’s wrath came down on the addict in orange and the friend he pointed out, a 20-year-old alcoholic himself. After 20 minutes of questioning, the judge had connected the dots. Both men had been accepted to drug court after alcohol related offenses, which means they are free to live their lives as long as they follow drug court rules. But they didn’t. The 20-year-old alcoholic took the addict in orange to a gas station. He watched him buy a beer and watched him drink it. Next, they went to a party with more alcohol, where the 20-year-old let his friend drink again. He told him to stop, but didn’t call the drug court field officer or the case manager, like participants are supposed to if they see a peer in trouble. Then he let him drive home. The judge was disappointed in the addict in orange for drinking, but she seemed furious with the 20-year-old in the gallery. “What is the purpose of this court?” the judge yelled, raising her voice and leaning toward him. To get sober, he said. “What else?” she demanded. To work the program, he responded. “What else?” she asked, still not getting the answer she wanted. “This is the fundamental point of this court you are missing,” the judge shouted, enunciating each word. “It is to support each other.” As punishment for his dishonesty and for violating the rules, the judge sent the 20-year-old to jail, too, like a drug court timeout.
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Talking through their goals aloud in a journaling session on April 21, these drug court participants helped each other find holes in their action plans and hold each other accountable. It’s the first time Monroe County has offered a group journaling class, an activity that has always been done on an individual basis with a case manager.
For a week, he’d sit in a cell downtown, waiting the hear what the judge would do with him. It’s never just up to her, though. She’s just one vote of seven on a 10-person drug court team, which meets every Tuesday and is composed of Judge Diekhoff, Director Malone, three case managers, a Bloomington Police Department field officer, representatives from the offices of the prosecutor and public defender, a counselor from OASIS at IU and a woman from Centerstone, who represents the treatment community. They talk about the status of each participant — urine screen results, progress in counseling, attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. A week after the showdown between the judge, the addict and the 20-year-old, both men sat at the front of the courtroom in orange jumpsuits and shackles, watching their free peers
“When I get frustrated, I can make thunder and lightning happen,” she’ll often remind her drug court people. “But I don’t.” Mary Ellen Diekhoff, Monroe County Drug Treatment Court presiding judge
trickle into seats in the gallery. It was just after 8 a.m., and the judge had already checked in with half of the crowded room. She’d heard about one man’s upcoming surgery and got teased by another participant for saying “groovy.” She smiled with a proud, new dad, whose wife had given birth to a baby boy the day before. “Six pounds, three ounces, 19 inches,” the man announced to the room, a smile spanning his exhausted face. “I’m just a happy dad,” he told her. “And you’re sober and celebrating,” she smiled, reminding the proud dad, like she does with all her participants, that life is better when they aren’t strung out. She welcomed a new participant to the program, a woman who had already relapsed, but was honest about it. There was no chastising. The participant had been forthright, an essential first step. After a few more interactions, the judge looked toward Director Malone, who nodded. “We now interrupt our regularly scheduled programming,” she said, pausing, “for graduation.” There were three of them total. They’d made it through 591 drug tests, earned 186 incentives and checked in at the Community Corrections Building 1,188 times. The judge, back in her shiny black robe, offered them official certificates and warm hugs. “I’m proud of you,” she whispered to each. One graduate had been in the program since October 2009 and relapsed four times early on. “Don’t do it the way I did it. I just couldn’t be honest with myself,” he conceded to the room. “Thanks to drug court for putting up with me all these years.” Then the court upheld their end of the bargain, dismissing the criminal charges from his record. Everyone clapped. “This is the reason we, with the drug court treatment program, do what we do,” Director Malone said to the rest of the room. The judge shed her robe again and prepared to address her drug court people who had reoffended and were back in jail, who’d been watching and waiting for almost an hour. She made her way down the line, then turned to the 20-year-old, the last participant of the morning. “OK,” she said. “Why are you in jail?” “I went to a party and I shouldn’t have,” he replied. The judge asked why he let his friend drink. “I didn’t do it intentionally,” he said. “I’m just not used to turning people down. I need to learn how to say no.” “Why didn’t you take him home?” she pressed harder. “I should have,” he said. She continued to grill him, not satisfied with his answers. “Pay attention to me,” she said sternly. “Are you sup-
posed to be around people that are drinking at all?” “No, ma’am,” he conceded again. She kept pushing. “Your actions are despicable and unacceptable and should not be happening if you are serious about this program and truly invested in your own sobriety,” the judge said. “And the sanction for that,” she paused, “is staying in jail.” * * * On the hardest days, the judge tries to remind herself why she does this. She recycles quotes in her mind, some of the same ones that hang in frames around her office. “One small act can transform the world,” she thinks to herself. “You’ve got to believe in something,” she says. The starfish charm on her wrist helps, too. There’s a story she likes, adopted from an essay by writer Loren Eiseley, about a young child who happens upon an old man at the beach. Spanning the sand are thousands of starfish, baking beneath the hot sun, the tide sinking lower. The child watches the old man toss the starfish out to sea, one at a time, and asks how such an impossible task could make a difference at all. “It made a difference to that one,” the man says, throwing another into the water. If she can just make a difference in one life, she tells herself, it’s worth it. Even when she isn’t judge, she’s still judge. If she sees her drug people at the gas station or at the grocery store, she makes it a point to say hello — she hopes it will make their dealers steer clear. That’s about the only interaction outside the courtroom she’s allowed to have with her drug court people. They invite her to group picnics and social gatherings, but for ethical reasons, she’s not allowed to go. In drug court she’s usually just one voice of many, but if the team decides to terminate a participant, she’s the one who has to put the black robe back on and send them to prison. “Those are not a typical day at the office,” the judge says. Her job can be isolating for the same reasons. She can’t talk about her day with friends or family, and she’s hypersensitive to the way American culture perpetuates destructive behavior. If she drinks, she doesn’t do it in public. The judge can’t go to see action movies at the theater anymore because she hates the violence. She tries to walk once a day to clear her head. Playing with her “misfit clan” of rescue dogs — Emmitt, Hershey and Blake — helps, too. In Monroe County, court is aligned closely with the structure of the very first drug court, founded in Dade County, Fla., in 1989. But the drug court staff is always
looking for ways to improve the program. The judge has two goals for the near future — start a re-entry court and develop a social event where the drug court staff can interact with their people’s families. Many of her drug court people come from broken homes, but she knows how important it is to have support of friends and family. If she can solicit their help, it makes keeping her people sober less challenging. “Yes, you’re getting treatment. Yes, you’re dealing with it as a disease — alcoholism and addiction is a disease,” the judge says, “but we’re also holding you accountable for those choices you are making while you are dealing with the disease.” * * * The 20-year-old had spent two weeks in jail before the judge let him off the hook. She put him on house arrest and told him he had to check in at the Community Corrections building daily. The tracking bracelet on his ankle would ensure he stayed away from parties and away from alcohol. “It means you have to follow the rules,” the judge said in court. “Are you going to follow the rules?” He found a new job and returned to his drug court journaling class. It’s a group of five men who meet at 7:30 every Monday morning with case manager Brier Frasier in the Community Corrections building, where every door dons a window cling that says “Believe.” Together, they work through a booklet that helps them identify goals and understand their addictive thinking. When the judge saw him last week, he was already doing better. He’d excelled in journaling class a few days before, and his case manager shared that with the team. In class, he said he wanted to be more open-minded and told the class his plan — bring an organization folder everywhere, take notes about everything and share what he learns with his family. He’d even hung a white board in his hallway, so others could help him be accountable to his commitments and meetings. “I want to listen to everything everyone has to say before I respond to them,” he said. In Courtroom 313 two days later, the judge addressed the 20-year-old. He stood in the back, wearing a blue Zoo York Tshirt. He’d accidentally left early for a meeting, a violation of his house arrest, and had been assigned a day of road crew to clean trash along the highway as punishment. He had scheduled it for the Sunday of Little 500. “I don’t really want (you) around a bunch of drunken college students,” the judge told him, raising her eyebrows as the rest of the room smiled. “I don’t want to be around them, either,” he grinned back, shaking his head.
Published on Apr 29, 2014