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is a special edition of the Indiana Daily Student (IDS) compiling the top stories from last year. This edition gives you a taste of IU Student Media, an organization that has served as a student learning lab since 1867. IU Student Media includes the IDS, INSIDE magazine, Arbutus Yearbook, IU Student Television and IU Student Radio. During your stay at IU, we will bring you news from the IU campus and across the state.

INSIDE this issue CAMPUS A2 Marching to the Superbowl | Marching Hundred plays at Lucas Oil OPINION A9 Weed | Columnist Nick Jacobs explains the “dangers” of marijuana ARTS Celebrating David Baker| The Jazz legend turns 80


REGION C1 Occupied | The Occupy Wall Street movement comes to Bloomington SPORTS Not so sweet | Men’s basketball loses to Kentucky in rematch



Fans rush from the stands and fill the court of Assembly Hall after junior forward Christian Watford made a field goal in the final seconds of the game to give the Hoosiers a 1-point win against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Hoosiers stun No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats, win 73-72 BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM

The final shot arced toward the basket, and time stopped. As he watched the ball, junior forward Christian Watford kept his right hand in the air. The fans stood with their hands raised, holding their breath. The five red banners softly swayed. Then, the sound of pure swish echoed. The golden numbers lit 0.0. Across Assembly Hall, the wave of emotion released. A decade of pent up frustration was freed onto Branch McCracken court. Since 2001, after former IU Coach Bob Knight was fired, Indiana has been roaming a desert in search of respectability. IU Coach Tom Crean’s first three years brought the worst season records to Assembly Hall in its history. On Dec. 10, the Hoosiers found paradise. An uproar filled the rafters. The IU men’s basketball team celebrated in a pile. The faithful stormed

the court. “This is Indiana. This is Indiana,” fans shouted as they swarmed past black-shirted security guards. A guard threw both his hands up like stop signs toward the rushing crowd. They couldn’t even be slowed. Fans sprinted. Some tripped and fell. Some were even trampled. Members of the Big Red Basketball Band’s first instinct was to protect their instruments from the chaos. They lifted their trombones and trumpets above their heads before dropping them to their mouths to play the fight song. “We’re No. 1,” a fan shouted. “No. 1, baby.” Fans in the general admission seats became restless to join the party at center court. They began jumping over the cinder block walls, using the scoreboard as a ladder rung. More fans spilled over the edge. Policemen stood on the wood bleachers with their hands extended, catching fans as they jumped and sprinted the second their foot

touched the wood. “Careful,” one officer said. “Here you go.” Once they hit the court, they slammed into one another in jubilation. Fans poured across all avenues of the hall. A mother stood protecting her two young children, their eyes wide at the sight of what college basketball means to Bloomington.Gray-haired men shouted. Friends hugged. Fans high-fived. “We did it,” a Hoosier alumna cheered before kissing her husband. “We’re back.” The victory brought back an old feeling. Saturday night brought back the faith that Butler basketball isn’t what the state of Indiana should be known for. This is Indiana basketball. It’s the five banners. It’s Martha the Mop Lady. It’s the costumes and the candy stripes. It’s the tradition. After inheriting a program in shambles, Crean had now become the shepherd. At the edge of the court, the coach watched as the floor disappeared beneath a red sea.

Remy Abell drives the ball against University of Kentucky. CHET STRANGE | IDS

Community searches for Provost Hanson leaves IU for Minnesota missing IU sophomore BY KOURTNEY LIEPELT


Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old IU student, has been missing since Friday, June 3, 2011. The Bloomington Police Department, family, friends and local residents continue to search for her. Spierer is 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighs between 90 and 100 pounds and has blue eyes and blonde hair just below the shoulder, according to fliers posted throughout Bloomington. She is from Westchester County near Scarsdale, N.Y. and just finished her sophomore year at IU. Spierer studies fashion merchandising and is a University Division scholar. She planned to stay in Bloomington for part of last summer to take a course at Ivy Tech Community College before starting an internship at the clothing store Anthropologie in New York City. Her parents and older sister live in New York. Spierer was last seen walking south on College Avenue. She had been hanging out with friends at Kilroy’s Sports Bar. The bar features a sand and beach area, which may explain why she was seen walking away with no shoes, her mother Charlene Spierer said. She was wearing a white tank top, a loose, light-colored button shirt and full-length black stretch pants. Spierer’s apartment is only a block and a half away from Kilroy’s Sports, and the last place she was seen, the


Charlene Spierer made a statement during the 12th press briefing on missing IU student Lauren Spierer to "“say to the person who has that info: We all come to a crossroads in our life where we can take the high road or the low road. I’m begging and pleading with you to define yourself as a person that’s going to help with this. Our only goal is to find Lauren. Please take the high road.”

intersection of 11th Street and College Avenue, is another two and a half blocks away. Her known locations are all within a three-block radius of her apartment. Video footage at the Smallwood apartment complex shows that she never made it home. Robert and Charlene Spierer, SEE MISSING, PAGE A6


IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson delivers a speech at a farewell event Jan. 12 in the IU Auditorium. Hanson is leaving IU to take a job as vice president for academic affairs and provost of the University of Minnesota.

Karen Hanson, IU-Bloomington’s provost and executive vice president, left IU on Feb. 1 for a position at the University of Minnesota. On Oct. 10, 2011, U of M President Eric Kaler named Hanson as the university’s new senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “We know she’ll be a loss for Indiana, but we’re just very happy she saw an opportunity to come to Minnesota and contribute on our journey to excellence,” said Tim Mulcahy, U of M’s vice president for research and the chairman of the provost search committee. The search for U of M’s new provost began in the summer, after current Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Tom Sullivan announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2011 calendar year. Since Hanson and many of her family members attended U of M, she said she found the opportunity to apply too interesting to overlook. “It was the campus I grew up on,” she said. “It’s my home state, and it’s a great university with an enormous array of resources and a lot of interesting opportunities, so it was too interesting to pass by.” After the search committee reviewed materials of and compared their information to the goals, traditions and aspirations of U of M, the group interviewed 16 individuals, Mulcahy said. In September, the search for a SEE PROVOST, PAGE A7


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Marching Hundred plays for Super Bowl audience MATTHEW GLOWICKI

Twenty hours before they would be performing before an audience of more than 60,000 screaming football fans, the IU Marching Hundred played for a smaller crowd of teachers, friends and family. The marching band practiced Feb. 5 for the second time in preparation for their pre-game Super Bowl XLVI performance in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This practice, however, was marked by the presence of many of their family members and a new sense of excitement on Super Bowl-eve. A whistle cut the noise in IU’s John Mellencamp Pavillion. The chatter fell silent. Friends and family moved toward the 50-yard line. Band members moved into formation and began testing their instruments. Choppy grunts of tubas and the nervous tapping of drums started to fill the pavilion. Some band members donned wide, toothy smiles. Others looked like they were just trying to hold down their dinner. “Trombones have the most distance to cover,” David Woodley, director of the Marching Hundred, said to the group. “Can you do that?” A definitive “yes” rose from the trombone players, and practice continued. “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” by John Mellencamp started to play as band members kicked off their dress rehearsal. It marked the second time the Marching Hundred had played together since the last home football game in the fall. Parents with iPads, cellphones and cameras tried to keep their eyes on their sons and daughters. They tapped their toes and swayed from side to side with the beat of the music. Dawn Ellenson, camera in hand, looked eagerly into the crowd. She was looking for her daughter, Rachel, among the sea of red. “Oh my goodness, there she is,” she said with a smile,


IU Police officers prevent junior Morgan Eldridge from helping her friends as they were arrested during a sit in on Nov. 29, 2011 at the Kelley School of Business. Protesters chanted "Shame!" at police officers during the arrest of other students.

5 arrested at protest BY MARK KEIERLEBER IU Police arrested five protesters in the Kelley School of Business on Nov. 29, 2011 after protests at a presentation from JPMorgan, a banking and investment corporation. A group of protesters blocked the door to the Cohort Classroom, Room 1050 in the Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center, where bank executives were recruiting business students. Sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of the room’s door, protesters blocked anyone from entering the room.

When police arrived at the scene, they advised the protesters in a calm voice to move from the door or they would be arrested for trespassing. After the threat of arrest, most of the protesters sitting in front of the door moved away but continued to protest in the surrounding hallway and stairwell. However, three protesters remained, silent. After several additional warnings of arrest, police grabbed the three protesters — one female and two males — and pulled apart their linked arms. The female protester was rolled onto her

stomach and officers locked her wrists with handcuffs. Throughout the first wave of arrests, protesters yelled at the police, “Shame on you.” The three were removed from the building, and the female’s legs hovered above the ground as police carried her out. One protester waved a sign reading, “Not on our campus.” Directly following the removal of the three protesters, two more male protesters sat cross-legged in front of the door, linking arms. Again, poSEE PROTEST, PAGE A7


Indiana University's Marching Hundred performs a pre-game show on Feb. 4 at the John Mellencamp Pavillion. The band performed for fans in the stands at Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

training her camera on her daughter. Dawn drove three hours from Wheatfield, Ind., to be at the rehearsal. “She’s very excited about it,” Dawn said of Rachel. “My younger daughter is sick, and

I said ‘well, do I run down here to see this or do I stay home?’ So, she’s home with grandma. I ran down to see this because it’s a chance of a lifetime for her.” SEE HUNDRED, PAGE A6



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RPS moves forward on new dorm construction BY JESSICA WILLIAMS

What’s all that noise? Two related construction projects are underway on campus along Third Street, all in an effort to improve the living experience in the Southeast Neighborhood. On South Rose Avenue, a new apartment complex is being built for Residential Programs and Services to replace the housing lost when the University West Apartments were torn down at Jordan Avenue to make way for another project. The Jacobs School of Music is constructing an addition for faculty and practice space on that ground. A second RPS project — a new dorm — is in the design phase. STUDIO APARTMENTS The complex, next


Willkie Quad, will open in fall 2012, said Director of RPS Patrick Connor. It will have 102 studio-style beds. The apartments are for any student after their freshman year, including master’s and doctoral students. Connor said RPS thought it was important to replace housing lost by the music school construction because many students in University West were music students and close to their instruction and practice at the school. “It could be their home for four, five, six years,” Connor said. The site was selected early last spring, he said. “We know that for the apartment building, there was a lot of unhappiness when we had to inform students the University West Apartments were going to be torn down,” Connor said.


Construction continues at the former site of University Apartments West at the northeast corner of Third Street and Jordan Avenue. The site will house the new Jacobs School of Music Faculty Studio Building, which will provide seminar rooms, administrative offices, graduate student spaces and lounges for music students.

The apartment building will also serve non-traditional students and provide them with ease of access to campus amenities. NEW DORM The second project was being designed, and RPS planned to break ground

around March. The dorm will be a 440-bed residence hall at Rose and Jones avenues, also near Willkie Quad. That site was selected by the University as the most effective location for the new dorm, Connor said. The dorm would provide higher levels of privacy, and

50 students would not have to share restrooms as is typical in the traditional dorms, he said. The dorm’s structure is on a smaller scale and more conducive to building community, as it will only be four or five stories as opposed to a high-rise building, he said.

UPCOMING PROJECTS RPS plans to roll out a new dining facility in 2013. The project includes gutting the center building of Forest Quad and reopening the dining hall it once housed. A majority of the facilities in Read Center would transition to Forest.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright gives Themester talk BY HANNAH SMITH

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright gave a talk Nov. 2, 2011, at the IU Auditorium. Albright’s name recognition is part of the reason that junior Jacque EmordNetzley came with friends to see Albright. “Madeleine Albright is an intelligent, powerful woman, and it’s nice to see that in comparison to, I don’t know, Michele Bachmann,” EmordNetzley said. “It seems like a lot of women in the media

are not the kind I want to look up to.” Albright came to speak about the topic of the fall’s Themester, “Making War, Making Peace.” George Thomas, a junior and the Union Board lectures director, helped select Albright as the speaker. “We just thought that she had great name recognition, and she’s still on the world stage,” Thomas said. “She’s very relatable to the theme.” She is most well known for becoming the first female secretary of state for former President Bill Clinton’s

administration — the highest-ranking U.S. government position a female received at that time. She served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and she continues to serve on various political committees dedicated to international affairs and relations. Emord-Netzley said she hoped to hear Albright’s opinions on the current state of America. “I know no one can have a solution — but just her outlook on how things are going,” she said. The event drew older

people from the community as well as students. Thomas introduced Albright, and she walked onstage to raucous applause. “Thank you, George, for introducing me,” she said jokingly, “because not everyone always knows who I am.” During her speech, Albright gave an account of her personal life, detailing her move from Czechoslovakia to America, recalling tales of her mother, who didn’t understand the concept of sleepovers, and how her father followed behind her during the entirety of her

first date. She then talked about being sworn in as the first female secretary of state and the sense of responsibility she felt. “It looks today like we will never again have a secretary of state who’s a man,” she said, to much applause. From here, she spoke about more current events, such as conflicts in the Middle East and famine and war in the horn of Africa. She also spoke of budget cuts at the federal level and the budget cuts IU is facing. She warned against cutting

“Instead of only listening to the opinions of those who make you the most comfortable, study those that make you the most upset.” Madeline Albright, former Secretary of State

back on foreign aid in the federal budget. “Isolationism and retreat don’t work,” she said, “We’ve tried them.” She said it’s important SEE ALBRIGHT, PAGE A4

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3 for the United States to understand opposing viewpoints both domestically and globally. “Instead of only listening to the opinions of those who make you the most comfortable, study those that make you the most upset,” Albright said. After her speech, Albright answered questions from the audience, covering topics

government officials who were members of the Ku Klux Klan. When the 50th anniversary arrived, the country was still segregated. Now, as the members honor the 100 years that have passed since the founders created Kappa Alpha Psi, discrimination still exists, albeit often in a sneaky, more subtle form. “This is a time to celebrate but also a time to accept these challenges that still exist,” Kruzan said. Also during the celebration, the Creating Inspiration Award was given to IU and Kappa alumnus George Taliaferro, the first AfricanAmerican drafted by the NFL. During his time at IU, Taliaferro fought to desegregate the swimming facilities here. Kappa Alpha Psi Grand Polemarch Dwayne Murray, before presenting the award to Taliaferro, told the crowd he had visited the first chapter house earlier and sat down on its steps. “I tried to imagine what the conversations there were like,” Murray said, “Conversations about the opportunities other students had that weren’t afforded to them, like signing up for certain classes, playing contact sports or using the same swimming pool.” IU, the fraternity and the country have come a long way in those 100 years, he said. “We’ve moved from just thinking of going to the White House to sitting down with the president of the United States and talking about change,” Murray said. “But, I tell you, my brothers, the best days are yet to come.” Brotherhood and strength in the fraternity was as constant for the centennial celebration, Macon said, and will continue to be in the future. “To see all those Kappas in Bloomington, to go from just 10 to thousands of brothers, is a really beautiful thing,” Macon said. “We will continue to grow and inspire young men to live their dreams.”

such as the Arab Spring, the U.S. military budget, immigration and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When asked how to solve bipartisan struggles in the nation, she answered simply, “I have no idea,” to laughter and applause. However, she moved on to a more serious discussion of her struggles with bipartisanism while working for the government. She said she hopes Americans’ current discontent will convince the two parties to

work together. To end her lecture, Albright spoke once more about what it was like to be the first woman secretary of state and the recognition she still receives for it. She told a story about her 7-year-old granddaughter and a question she asked her mother on her last birthday. “‘What’s the big deal about Grandma Maddie being secretary of state?’” Albright said, quoting her granddaughter. “‘Only girls are secretary of state.’”

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DANIEL BAUDER, 22 Senior Daniel Bauder was a 2008 graduate of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is remembered by parents Rob and Mary, and sisters Rachel and Maddy. JULIAN EISNER, 20 Freshman Julian Eisner was a 2011 graduate of Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa. He was a member of his high school’s basketball and track and field teams, as well as a member of the school’s Outdoor Education and Jewish clubs. A lover of music and an avid drummer, Eisner was also a contributor to the Indiana Daily Student’s local music blog LiveBuzz. MATTHEW ERICKSON, 18 Freshman Matthew Erickson was a 2011 graduate of Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso, Ind., where he was a member of the cross country team. Friends and family describe him as always smiling, and will remember his great sense of humor. RENEE OHRN, 19 Freshman Renee Ohrn was a 2011 graduate of Andrean High School, a private Catholic school in Merrillville, Ind. She was a member of her high school soccer team and was voted Prom Queen. Friends and family will remember her as compassionate and outgoing.

AARON WERNIMONT, 26 Graduate student Aaron Wernimont was studying Optometry at IU after completing his undergrad at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where he was a three-time All-American wrestler. A native of Pocahontas, Iowa, he will be remembered for his energy and drive for success. LINDEN WHITT, 20 Sophomore Linden Whitt was a 2010 graduate of Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind. Friends remember the econ major as an avid studier and kindhearted young woman. KYLE WILLIAMS, 18 Freshman Kyle Williams was a 2011 graduate of Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Ind. Williams is remembered as a funny, open and caring person with an adventurous spirit. RUOFAN XIA, 21 Junior Ruofan Xia was from Carmel, Ind. Friends describe him as extremely intelligent, humble and talented. He participated in academic competitions such as Academic Superbowl and Quizbowl. — Caitlin Peterkin


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In 1911, surrounded by racism and segregation, 10 men founded the first historically black fraternity at IU — one of the first of its kind in the country. One hundred years later, thousands of men and their families came to Indiana to celebrate the fraternity’s centennial from July 2 through July 10, 2011. As part of the celebration, members of Kappa Alpha Psi met in Indianapolis for the fraternity’s 80th Grand Chapter Meeting last summer, and nearly 4,000 of the members arrived by 60 buses in Bloomington June 7, 2011, to see where it all began. “This was a matter of trying to reconnect with the founders,” said Evelyn C. Robertson Jr., a Kappa who graduated from Tennessee State in 1962. “The path they traveled was very different than the direction of the fraternity today. This was about connecting to the past, appreciating the adversity and sacrifice.” Elder Watson Diggs and nine other black IU students founded Kappa Alpha Psi on Jan. 5, 1911, and created a constitution as well as bylaws that have never excluded a man from membership because of color, creed or national origin. It became the second historically black fraternity incorporated as a national organization and the first national fraternity to be founded at IU. Polemarch of Alpha Chapter at IU, senior Aaron Barnes, said the pilgrimage helped put the historical and national significance of the fraternity into perspective. “This is a great moment of reverence for myself and my brothers,” Barnes said. “We are a reflection of our founders. It’s something we take for granted living here in Bloomington with Alpha Chapter.”

Those visiting IU for the centennial did not take the city for granted, IU Senior Vice Polemarch David Macon said. They visited various historical sites, including the first chapter house, a church where the founders frequently gathered and Jordan River in Dunn Meadow. Jordan River is a significant landmark in Kappa Alpha Psi’s history, with references being made to it in Kappa songs. A plaque celebrating the fraternity was unveiled there during the pilgrimage. In addition, another plaque on Kirkwood Avenue as well as a bench at People’s Park were unveiled. Macon, who was one of the tour guides for this “Kappa Trail,” said it was a way to pay homage to the founders and what they went through. “I saw people actually crying to be able to see and be where the founders walked and went to class,” he said. “It was a sharing experience that brought us together.” BJ Grimes, National PanHellenic Council president, said it’s significant that IU is home to the Kappa Alpha Psi Alpha Chapter. “For IU, it’s great to have a continuous black organization,” said Grimes, a senior majoring in pre-med. “It shows how our campus has grown. It’s kind of the mecca of the fraternity. Bloomington gets talked about a lot in the fraternity.” In addition to the “Kappa Trail,” a celebration was also organized at Dunn Meadow for the pilgrimage. At the gathering, Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan officially declared July 7, 2011, as Kappa Alpha Psi Day in the city. “Today is a historic day itself,” Kruzan said. He went on to recap the adversity the fraternity has faced in its home state throughout the past century. When the fraternity celebrated its 25th anniversary, he said, Indiana still had

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Ceremony celebrates completion of GLBT SSS renovations BY KATE THACKER

Six strands of rainbowcolored ribbon hung in front of the staircase leading to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Support Services. GLBT office coordinator Doug Bauder, Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson, Dean of Students Pete Goldsmith, Chancellor Emeritus Ken Gros Louis, IUPUI associate professor Peg Brand and GLBT office outreach coordinator Eric Gonzaba all stepped forward. They had scissors in hands,

» HUNDRED CONTINUED FROM PAGE A2 Rachel, a freshman, taught herself the trumpet in sixth grade and has played it ever since. “It still hasn’t hit me that we’re actually going,” Rachel said. “It’s amazing to be back here marching with everyone here because it really was sad not to be able to see these people every day, but now that we’re back here and actually doing this again, it’s just a great feeling.” Since the Marching Hundred’s performance was not fully televised, the dress rehearsal was the only time those outside of Lucas Oil would fully see the Super Bowl routine. “I wish we could be there, but this is as close as I could get,” Dawn said. “We’re very

» MISSING CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Lauren’s parents, flew in from New York Saturday, June 4. They immediately contacted the Bloomington Police Department, filed a report and started printing fliers with their daughter’s smiling picture. The police department told her parents they had custody of their daughter’s phone and wallet. There were conflicting reports stating the items were found in either her friend’s house or the bar. The Spierers stayed at a downtown hotel Saturday night. At 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, a search group of about 20 friends and Bloomington residents met outside Smallwood Plaza. Robert and Charlene handed everyone fliers and tape, then split volunteers into groups to search around lakes Monroe, Griffy and Lemon. Others drove throughout Bloomington, hanging up

ready to cut the ribbon in celebration of the newly renovated GLBT office at the Rainbow Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Sept. 16, 2011. Students and community members were invited to take a tour of the first-floor renovations, which took place between November 2010 and April 2011. IU paid for the renovations, but the all-new furnishings were purchased with alumni donations. IU was one of only a dozen or so universities to have a GLBT support office when it opened in 1994, Bauder said. The office was created based on a recommendation

from a commission formed to see how IU could be more GLBT-friendly. Brand, widow of former president Myles Brand, said funding the office was a “nobrainer” for her husband and was one of his great successes. While students criticized the then-president for switching funding to create the office, the community was generally supportive when it opened. However, he received many negative letters from state legislators, with one calling support of a gay center “political suicide,” Gros Louis said. “We were told it wasn’t just

a few legislators in the statehouse, but people on both sides of the house were afraid if they endorsed this or spoke in favor of this, they would lose their seats,” said Bauder, who has been coordinating the office since it opened 17 years ago. “To the president, and the dean, and the chancellor’s credit, they saw this as a human issue.” The GLBT office opened the same year Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the government policy banning openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military, took effect. And the ribbon-cutting

proud of her.” Farther down the field’s sideline in the pavilion stood Brian and Stacey Tempest of North Vernon, Ind. Their daughter, piccolo player Brittany Tempest, was treating the performance just like any other. “We’ve marched for the Colts before, so it feels kind of routine, but I’m sure once I get down under Lucas Oil I’ll be more nervous,” Brittany said. As the band rearranged themselves for another run through of “Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing),” Brittany’s parents whipped out their phones for a quick check of the IU-Purdue game. The two said they were pretty wound up about Brittany’s Super Bowl appearance. “We just love this kind of

thing,” Brian said. “We come to everything for the Hundred if we can. We’re typical band parents.” Leading Brittany, Rachel and the rest of the Marching Hundred was drum major Tiffany Galus, who graduated in December. After thinking the final football home game against Purdue would be Tiffany’s last performance with the Marching Hundred, Galus’ family all came down for the game. With the Super Bowl, she’s getting an encore. “It’s very bittersweet,” she said. “Going into rehearsal today, I had that little lump in my throat that this is really the last time, but there is really no better way to go out than the Super Bowl.” After practice drew to a close, Galus assessed the

performance of the band. “As of tonight, the show looked great,” she said. “The energy was great. We have a lot of fun on the field, and we look good doing it.” David Woodley was similarly pleased with the rehearsals. The band had to perfectly time their performance to fill six minutes — no more, no less. “I think that the students are all smart kids, and the staff have worked really hard to get everyone ready,” he said. “I think we’ve done about as well as we can do. I have no concerns about tomorrow. At this point, if anything goes wrong, it’s something we could not predict.” One of the last to leave the practice field, Galus said she is proud of her fellow band members.

posters at businesses and handing out fliers. The Spierers said BPD forces had already combed through nearby construction sites, apartment complexes and streets. The Spierers themselves had spent all day Saturday searching the blocks around Smallwood and Kilroy’s Sports. Charlene said Lauren suffers from Long QT syndrome, a heart condition that sometimes requires medicine. Charlene said this condition makes it all the more important that anyone with information come forward, in case Lauren is somewhere she could not receive medical attention. Friends of the Spierers also created a Facebook account, “Lauren Spierer Missing” and a Twitter handle, @NewsOnLaurenS for anyone who wants to give or receive more information.

vestigating a possible connection between the June 3, 2011, disappearance of Spierer and Clyde Gibson of New Albany, Ind., who is accused of killing three women,. “A detective from the Bloomington Police Department has been assigned to make an inquiry with investigators in New Albany regarding the Clyde Gibson case they are investigating,” BPD Captain Joe Qualters said. BPD indicated they had no specific reason to think that the two cases were necessarily connected, but that detectives are “certainly interested in anyone who comes to the attention of law enforcement for targeting women as victims. That is the sole purpose for the inquiry.” Gibson has a history of targeting women as victims and is a registered sex offender. In late April, police found the body of a missing woman buried in his yard. He is also accused in the murders of two other women.

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ceremony took place just four days before the policy’s repeal date, Sept. 20. Offices like GLBT SSS, openly gay celebrities and the increasing amount of people with GLBT friends or family members in the past 20 years have helped to make the issue of gay rights personal, Bauder said. “Poll the legislature in Indianapolis, and I’m sure they are much more conservative than the general population,” Bauder said. “Our state legislators — most of who I think are white men, probably in their 40s or 50s — just don’t get this issue the way people of (this)

generation do.” Now that the renovations are complete, Bauder and the GLBT office plan to work on outreach programs to support GLBT students in Indiana high schools. Nine out of 10 GLBT teens still face harassment at school, according to a 2009 study by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network. “While we have a relatively gay-friendly campus, there are kids who come to this school having experienced a lot of harassment,” Bauder said. “There are still a lot of people who are intolerant and school policies (that) let that go.”


Indiana University's Marching Hundred performs a pre-game show on Feb. 4 at the John Mellencamp Pavillion. The band performed for fans in the stands at Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A2 lice threatened their arrest. The scene intensified as the two protesters were also arrested and removed from their spot in front of the door. Shortly after their removal, several police stood in front of the door to prevent more protesters from squatting there. Although the protesters were not directly representing Occupy Bloomington or Occupy IU, senior Justinian Dispenza said the protest was organized in solidarity with the Occupy movement. Dispenza was designated as the group’s media liaison. He said the purpose of the protest was a direct action against JPMorgan-Chase. The five protesters were “arrested for blocking the entrance to a room after being asked numerous times to stop blocking the entrance or be arrested for trespass,” IUPD Chief Keith Cash said in an email. “The others were not arrested as they were peaceful and not blocking people from entering the room.” After protesters were arrested, Dispenza recited prepared statements from those arrested. Upon the protester’s arrival they had struggled to locate the specific location of the meeting because it had been moved. But the location was quickly found after the protesters broke into small groups to search. At first, six officers arrived to the scene. But then it multiplied to 12, then 13. Police told protesters they would have to vacate the building if they were not students or employees of the University. “JPMorgan, feel free to


CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 new provost was narrowed to five candidates who were then invited to spend a day on campus. The committee received feedback from campus and turned it over to Kaler, who decided on Hanson. “I think we had a pool of very strong candidates, Karen among them,” Mulcahy



Students protest the JP Morgan Asset Management and Private Banking meeting Nov. 29, 2011 at the Kelley School of Business. Multiple students were arrested by campus police.

leave,” protesters chanted. The commotion eventually escalated from just in front of the door to down the hallway and to the building’s front entrance. At one point, several protesters were allegedly pushed by a man in a gray suit. The man was later identified as IUPD Detective Greg McClure. “Do you treat your wife this way?” protesters yelled at McClure. Following McClure around the building, protesters demanded to know why “peaceful protesters” were being arrested when McClure was not being arrested for “assault.” Student Rachel Geiger was one of three students claiming she was assaulted by McClure. Although she said she was not planning to press charges without first consulting with the other people allegedly assaulted, she showed a small bruise above her right elbow. Protesters moved back in front of the door where their protest originally began. Sitting on the floor in the middle of the hallway, three students told police they could not legally be arrested for

sitting peacefully in a hallway. One officer objected. He told the protesters they were a fire hazard. They moved. Sophomore Paul Gillette, who tried to attend the JPMorgan presentation, said he hopes to pursue a career in investment banking after graduating. He was walking to Kelley when he noticed police cars parked outside with their lights on. He said he did not think anything of the police as he walked inside toward the presentation. He said police were blocking the door, and he was unable to get inside. He was disappointed that he was unable to attend, and after sticking around for only a few minutes, he walked back home. “I was very disappointed that the event was canceled,” Gillette said. “JPMorgan and other banks that make the trip from New York to Bloomington invest a lot of time, money and other resources recruiting the incredible talent that the Kelley school has to offer. What the protesters don’t realize is that they ruined the presentation for all of the hard-working students attending the event.”

said. “We really believe that she is the total package, and she’s really going to help us take the next steps that we’ve laid out for ourselves for this institution.” Hanson has served at IU for 35 years and has been the provost and executive vice president since 2007. IU President Michael McRobbie released a statement expressing his gratitude

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My problems with Occupy On April 12, student advocates decided to protest inside the IU Board of Trustees meeting. This was a unilaterally dumb idea. It’d been a bad week, both for the Occupy IU movement, which some of those protestors are associated with, and my general faith in humanity. For starters, you got the wrong people. The Board of Trustees approves the campus budget; it doesn’t create it.While you’re busy not doing basic research, my trusty Internet machine revealed that all 59 pages of the most recent IU Financial Report are available for public review. Therefore, nothing is preventing concerned students from submitting an alternative, reasonable budget proposal, if they think they have anything constructive to say. Also, we need to acknowledge the world’s most unflappable administrators, who didn’t let an impromptu rally in the middle of the room derail their scheduled meeting. Secondly, IU is not trying to bankrupt you. Not intentionally, anyway. If you’ll look, tuition costs are rising across the nation. This is due to a number of factors, such as inflation, a decrease in state subsidies and rising demand for college education. The one thing these causes all have in common is that they have literally nothing to do with the Board of Trustees. These tuition hikes aren’t going directly into the Board of Trustees’ pockets or anyone else’s. Except McRobbie’s. All right, fine. Here’s the Cliff ’s Notes version: McRobbie’s salary is strictly average for presidents of Big Ten schools. McRobbie has done an irreproachable job of managing IU. In business, you incentivize your best workers to ensure that they continue to work for you.

STEFAN SOKOLOWSKI is a senior majoring in English and political science

There are roughly 42,000 students on the Bloomington campus alone. McRobbie’s salary raise costs about a dollar per student. Any questions? Occupy, you are an embarrassment and a perversion of the very idea of political protest. You’ve had the attention of campus, and you’ve done nothing with it but shout the meaningless slogans you’ve traded for constructive input. Where were your fearless advocates of students’ rights and heralds of change when IUSA ran unopposed for student government? Certainly, that would have given you an even greater platform to offer your suggestions and rally student support for whatever initiatives you might propose, even if the student government cannot directly change policy. Or maybe meaningless, ignorable protests and police evictions are too elevated a form of public discourse for me to understand. Either way, I believe I speak for all the sane, rational students when I say, “Leave us out of it.” The Occupy protest is nothing but pure, rampaging, unthinking id, only interested in its immediate, personal discontents. As students, we already face the stereotypes of being self righteous, short sighted, irresponsible and ignorant. If you want to help us, Occupy, sit down, shut up and let the grown-ups talk. —


The sobering reality of racism at IU Earlier this semester I made a disturbing discovery in a stairwell at the Collins Living-Learning Center. If you haven’t noticed, members of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center have been putting up posters that proclaim, “Trayvon Martin is...” followed by a list of possibilities, including brother, sister and “Me.” The poster is clearly meant to evoke solidarity and communal support in the wake of Martin’s murder. However, under one such poster in Collins, a staggeringly ignorant person had scrawled, “(George) Zimmerman was acting in self-defense. Get over it!” I’m not particularly interested in debating the facts of the shooting. I believe that the murder of an unarmed minor by a gun-wielding, self-appointed neighborhood watchman speaks for itself. In the words of the Crunk Feminist Collective, “If this were 1912 and not 2012, we would call a Black man killed by a one-man firing squad with no just cause what it is: a lynching.” What I’m more interested in discussing is my own shock at discovering such an ignorant comment on our campus. Perhaps some of my shock stems from my upbringing. While I didn’t grow up in a utopia of racial harmony, I did attend a school district where the majority of students are black. I’m not one of those unfortunate IU students who come from towns where there’s one non-white family, if that. While I’m not suggesting I graduated high school with a savantlike knowledge of Critical Race Theory or a full understanding of my own privilege, I did grow up thinking of black people as people, not haunting figures on the edges of a white flight enclave. Perhaps my shock came from Collins’ obviously unearned reputation for being a more progressive dorm. The stereotypical residents of Collins are a bunch of hippies,


AIDAN CRANE is a senior majoring in Gender Studies and English


Weed: not even once nerds, leftists and stoners sitting in a drum circle. But if you look around any of those drum circles, you’re likely to see only white faces. Of course, I’m not suggesting Collins is a uniquely segregated environment on campus. After all, only 7.3 percent of students at IU identify as black. This is a sobering statistic but shouldn’t come as a surprise. Attending college is a path open to the privileged, and our country does a great deal to privilege whites while pushing blacks back down. While attending a cloistered majority-white university, it’s easy to remain unaware of the reality of race in our country. How many of us know that in January 2012, black unemployment was at 14.2 percent, compared to a white unemployment rate of only 8 percent? Who here knows that the median household income of white families in 2009 was 20 times higher than that of black families? While we’re busy with classes, we’re also ignoring that more black men are in prison, on probation, or on parole now than there were slaves in the antebellum South. The material conditions for blacks in our country are abysmal, even before we begin to consider the constant threat of violence that lingers in black communities, as manifested in Martin’s murder. I fear that the murder of Martin and the ongoing trial of Zimmerman will only reveal the ignorance and latent racism in many whites at our University. I see a dreadful period ahead for those of us, black and white, who long for a more just and equal world. —

I’d like to formally thank the Barack Obama administration for cracking down on the marijuana epidemic America is facing. The dangers of marijuana are outrageous: fatal kidney and lung disorders, possible brain damage, severe depression and, worst of all, death. It’s produced in “Mary labs” sprinkled across America’s trailer parks and farms. These “Mary labs” are unregulated, and the chemicals used can cause spontaneous fires. Marijuana is destroying families in areas once known for their peaceful agriculture. Oh, wait. That’s methamphetamine. Let me try again. When marijuana was first introduced in the 1980s, it annihilated an entire generation of black youths because of its cheap price and highly addictive nature, despite its short-lived 5- to 15-minute peak. Many women who succumbed to its addictive properties became ganja whores. This led to the “ganja babies,” children who were born addicted to marijuana. Ganja whores were unknowingly feeding their babies marijuana with their breast milk. Ah, that’s wrong, too. I think that was crack. Seriously, I can get this right. Marijuana was first created as a

way to wean people off of a commonly abused pain killer called morphine in the 1800s. But eventually it became its own demon, referred to as the “Big M.” Remember how the spread of HIV/AIDS in the ’70s and ’80s was partially a result of sharing marijuana needles? Some people had to get their arms amputated because they destroyed their veins from injecting liquefied reefer. Think of Jared Leto’s character in “Requiem for a Dream.” And so many celebrities have died from marijuana. For example: Jim Morrison of The Doors and Bradley Nowell of Sublime. No, no, no, that was heroin. Well I’m sure everyone has heard of Marijuana Anonymous and the 12-Step Program right? Marijunanaholics are a drain on our society. Statistics prove driving under the influence of a .08 blood cannabis content will impair your driving ability. High drivers caused more than 13,000 car accident deaths in 2008 alone. Think about all the college students who die of weed poisoning every year. Or how many women on campus get taken advantage of and subsequently raped when frat guys give girls shot after shot of the ganja. Oh, excuse me, that’s alcohol,

NICK JACOBS is a 2012 graduate with a degree in policy analysis

which is perfectly legal. Smoking reefer causes 443,000 deaths annually from first- and second-hand smoke. Actually, you know what? I’ll just stop here. That’s the result of cigarettes, another legal drug. What are the dangers of marijuana? Here’s the short and simple: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released studies that prove annual deaths related to marijuana consumption are zero. What are the adverse effects of smoking dank-ass buds on the reg? Red eye, cotton mouth and increased appetite, which in turn incentivize pot smokers to buy eye drops, Arnold Palmer lemonadetea and pizza. Getting high makes people buy things. We’re about to double-dip into another recession, and the president wants to restrict incentives? The GOP is right; Obama is bad for the economy. —

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Penn State rioters should be ashamed Nov. 13, 2011 - Penn State students rioted last Wednesday after legendary football Coach Joe Paterno was fired as part of the fallout from the terrible child abuse scandal at the school. More than a thousand rioters filled the streets as they tore down streetlights, tipped a news van and threw rocks at police. Many seemed to have lost all focus about what is important in this situation. It’s certainly a sad end to the tenure of the greatest coach Penn State ever had, and the board’s choice to fire him via phone call isn’t going to make fans happy, either. What was most confusing about so-called riot was what the participants were saying to reporters. One Penn State student told a reporter that she felt “absolutely disgusted. From a student’s perspective, it’s like, where do we go

from here?” Seriously? Where do you go from here? You should go home. Paterno being let go isn’t disgusting; what happened to those boys is disgusting. Acting as if anyone else deserves to be called a victim in this situation is disgusting because it takes the focus away from the real issue. As with every riot, there are those who are simply along for the ride and want to be a part of it. It’s hard not to think most of the kids out there could be classified as such when news cameras capture so many smiles in the crowd. What those kids failed to realize was how bad their good time made their school look. The students who took part in the riot should be embarrassed about how they represented their school

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while at its lowest point. But, in staying with the theme of keeping perspective, it is important to realize that the rioters don’t represent the entire Penn State community. Not every student has been a blubbering idiot in the streets screaming about Paterno being a legend. Many students and alumni have expressed their sadness and embarrassment about the situation without furthering the damage to the school. Those are the people who will facilitate the healing process and ultimately restore the university to its former standing.

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ANDREW GREINER is a 2012 graduate with a degree in finance


Wednesday, April 11 - On behalf of the Women’s Student Association, I am writing in response to the “Problems with SlutWalk” article published on Thursday, April 4. SlutWalk is about expressing our unity by fighting to shed the stereotypes and myths of sexual assault and rape and putting the blame where it belongs: on those who perpetrate it. Though it is a controversial event, it brings a significant message. We demand all bodies to be respected. No matter if you are a woman, man, trans, white, black, gay, straight, younger, older, have a low or high income — no one should feel worried that they might be victimized because of the way they dress. SlutWalk is coming to Bloomington with more than 365 people attending on the

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mined by our sexuality. This is an event that fights to end the stigma of sexual assault, an event that educates people. I only see the event doing more good than harm. If one person becomes aware of victim-blaming or stops thinking that people should suffer the consequences because of how someone dresses, then it has served its purpose. If you believe that all are welcome — no matter what they wear — and should not be blamed for sexual assault or rape, then come to SlutWalk Bloomington at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Dunn Meadow for a march down Kirkwood Avenue. -Emily Kitchen, Coordinator of SlutWalk Bloomington

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President Michael McRobbie presents David Baker with the President’s Medal of Excellence during the David N. Baker 80th Birthday Celebration on Jan. 21 at the Musical Arts Center. Baker has led the jazz studies department at IU since its inception in 1964.

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It can be said that racial segregation in America birthed one of the greatest jazz icons of all time. David Nathaniel Baker, Jr., current distinguished professor of music and chair of the Jazz Studies Department at the IU Jacobs School of Music, is deeply respected globally and through the generations for his contributions to the jazz world. Jan. 19-22, the Jacobs School of Music held an 80th birthday celebration for Baker. Although his birthday was Dec. 21, 2011, the school said it wanted to honor the jazz legend in a manner that students could participate in. The energetic octogenarian is credited with more than 2,000 compositions, including jazz, symphonic and chamber works, and has published 65 recordings, 70 books and 400 articles. Widely seen as one of the ABCs of modern jazz education — “B” is for Baker, while “A” and “C” refer to his renowned collaborators Jamey Aebersold and Jerry Coker, respectively — Baker is also regarded as one of the world’s premier jazz educators. In 1955, after graduating from IU with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education, Baker took up a substitute teaching position at Lincoln University in Missouri — a stint that would mark the beginning of a long journey of accomplished pedagogy. “I remember in our high school

yearbook, where it says ‘name,’ ‘specialty’ and ‘what are your intentions in the future,’” Baker said. “I’d said I wanted to be a music teacher.” Baker was born in Indianapolis in 1931, where he attended Crispus Attucks High School, which was built in the early 20th century and designated as an institution for African-American students. Because it was a rule that an all-black school could only hire allblack teachers, there were many overqualified educators teaching at the high-school level. “I didn’t know of any professional orchestras in the U.S. at that time that had an African-American playing in the orchestra,” Baker said. “Given that lack of an option, I studied church music, learned how to play rock ’n’ roll and rhythm and blues and the other styles that were open to a young African-American who wanted to teach, so I didn’t choose jazz at first — it chose me.” Baker honed his jazz performance skills in bars and pubs, but it was only upon attending IU in 1950 that he was able to receive formal training in classical music. Still, the love for jazz had already been deeply embedded in the young student. “In the schools, it was not considered an important music ... they always thought that jazz was inferior to other music,” Baker said. “We weren’t supposed to play jazz in the

practice rooms here. And there was a penalty for doing that. But, being young, full of ideas, I was determined — I did what everyone else did — have jam sessions.” Baker managed to convince his peers that jazz was as important to society as the music of classical masters like Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. “We were of the notion that jazz was America’s music,” Baker said. “I mean, if we’re talking about music that was born here, it would be music that had come out of slavery, that had come out of Black Prohibition, all those early years when blacks were not allowed to go to the movies, could not get into most schools.” When Baker first arrived at IU, African-American students were not allowed to live in the dorms, use public restrooms or visit hair salons. It was not until former IU chancellor Herman B Wells made a stand that the chokehold began to loosen. Finally, by the time Baker returned to found and develop the Jazz Studies Department 10 years later in 1964, the doors of segregation had already been largely broken down by revolutionary figures like Martin Luther King, Jr. As he worked to make IU’s music school one of the best in the country, a young man who lived in a small city 20 miles from Baker’s SEE BAKER, PAGE B4

“We were of the notion that jazz was America’s music. I mean, if we’re talking about music that was born here, it would be music that had come out of slavery, that had come out of Black Prohibition, all those early years when blacks were not allowed to go to the movies, could not get into most schools.” David Baker, Jazz Studies department chair and IU professor

Though the current school year has ended, another year of entertainment is about to begin. The IU Auditorium has announced its upcoming 2012-13 season. The Auditorium will feature classic and contemporary Broadway musicals, comedy acts, holiday traditions and other renowned performances. “We are excited to present acts never before seen in Bloomington, including Bill Maher and the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma, alongside wellknown favorites like smash-hit Broadway musical ‘Chicago’ and ‘Peter Pan,’ starring Cathy Rigby,” IU Auditorium Director Doug Booher said in a press release. “Each year, we ask our patrons what they would like to see and then carefully select shows that resonate with their refined and eclectic tastes.” The first act to be featured is the musical “American Idiot.” Directed by Tony Award-winning Michael Mayer and inspired by the alternative-rock band Green Day, the musical “challenges shallow, mediasaturated culture and inspires youth to explore life outside of suburbia,” according to a press release. Following “American Idiot” will be “Chicago,” a musical that has won six Tony Awards, two Laurence Olivier Awards and one Drama Desk Award. “Chicago” will make its appearance on stage in October, featuring songs such as “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango” and “We Both Reached for the Gun.” Comedian and TV show host Maher will also perform in October. Maher started out his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, was the host for “Politically Incorrect” on ABC’s Comedy Central from 1993-2002 and has anchored his own show, “Real Time With Bill Maher,” for the past seven years. He has been nominated for 23 Emmy Awards and ranked No. 38 on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time.” Some of IU’s own will perform in the fall, as well. The professional a cappella group Straight No Chaser plans to return to IU, its birthplace, in November to perform songs from artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson. Springing forward to March, King Arthur will make his way to the stage on a quest for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s “Spamalot.” Taken from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the musical “spoofs famous historical events and pokes fun at classic Broadway musicals,” according to a press release. After receiving three Tony Awards and 14 nominations, “Spamalot” promises to be a musical full of hilarity and charm. Other performances including dance, world music, SEE LINEUP, PAGE B8

IU Cinema celebrates first anniversary with screening BY KIRSTEN CLARK

Roughly a year ago from January, the showing of “Lawrence of Arabia” filled the then-newly opened IU Cinema to capacity. The venue celebrated its first birthday Jan. 13, and IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers said first-year attendance numbers were better than expected. “One very pleasant surprise was ... the way people showed up for the cinema,” he said. “In early estimates, we thought the first year we would issue between 19,000 and 20,000 tickets. We issued nearly 50,000.” The cinema was one renovation to the Theatre and Drama Building that began in October 2009.

The project took nearly a year and a half to complete but has since presented the University with new opportunities. “The cinema studies program is one of the best in the country,” Vickers said. “There was never a place to support that.” Professor of film studies Gregory Waller said IU Cinema has provided the facilities to show a wide variety of films, such as international and art house films, and opportunities to interact with visiting members of the film industry. This presents new opportunities for film and media studies in the Department of Communication and Culture, as well as for other students, faculty and community members. “It gets our students

seeing films the way they should be seen — on a big screen, no distractions,” he said. Waller, who sat on the IU Cinema’s planning committee from the beginning and is now head of the faculty advisor committee, said the facility has also created the capability to show films in 3-D. In early December, IU Cinema screened seven short 3-D films produced by students. “I encourage students to take a look at this place,” Waller said of IU Cinema. “They will have never been to a screening as good as those screenings.” Academic partnerships have developed between the cinema and “areas that SEE CINEMA, PAGE B8


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Despite cancellation, deadmau5 performs BY KELSEY COLLISI

Deadmau5 threw his cigarette on the floor of the Bluebird Nightclub’s back room and stomped on it, putting it out. He took another swig of Red Bull. “Why the fuck would you have an outside show in October?� deadmau5 asked rhetorically. A few smokers stepped inside a side door, and a roar of voices followed them from the alley — “Let us in, let us in.� GLOWfest had been canceled, about 5,400 ticket holders were furious, Twitter was blowing up and more than 1,500 people were lined up around Walnut and Sixth streets in the freezing rain. “We had a situation where 800 are happy and 4.5 thousand are pissed,� GLOWfest Publicist and IU junior Kate Swanson said. GLOWfest was a contracted “rain or shine� event. However, with nearly a

million dollars of stage equipment at risk, deadmau5 pulled the plug, leaving a mere two hours to come up with a plan B. GLOWfest was out, and a new event was in formation. “We had these four artists in this small town, and we had to come up with something quick,� Swanson said. “We considered a lot, but it had to be fast. The Bluebird was open, so that’s what we did.� Swanson said the plan was to wait until about 8 p.m. to publicly announce the new event so people weren’t waiting for hours in the rain. However, just before 7 p.m. deadmau5 tweeted he was headed to Bloomington’s Bluebird, mistakenly welcoming “ALL AGES,� which had been the age restrictions for GLOWfest. This meant followers were misinformed about the age of entrance. Though some waited for nearly two hours, the Bluebird

doorman rejected them despite the bargaining attempts of under-21 ticket holders. Bluebird worker Molly Carroll said she got the text at about 8 p.m. saying the club needed everyone to come in immediately. Doors were set to open at 9 p.m., and they planned to instantly reach maximum capacity. “People were stressed,� Carroll said. “Everything was taken out of the freezers, and we cut as much fruit as we could, and then the doors opened.� A security guard was placed at Carroll’s side while people crowded the Bluebird tubs for beer. But when opener Le Castle Vania took stage, there were bigger issues for security to handle. “People were hanging from the rafters, crowd surfing and those who had a few too many were having to be carried out,� Carroll said. It was hard to tell the SEE DEADMAU5, PAGE B4

Junior Gabrielle Cherney was relaxing in a friend’s living room when he pulled up some music on Youtube — catchy music that was vaguely familiar to her. She was shocked when her friend, senior Sam Owens, revealed the music was the effort of his roommate, IU grad Robert Rossman, and his friend, senior Ari Kaplan. For music that was mixed on the computer, Cherney said she would have expected it to sound more forced, but instead found “a really good sense of musicality. It sounded great and flowed really well.� What Cherney heard in this Bloomington living room was recorded in a living room 2,100 miles away in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The music is from the album “Popular People,� which was co-produced by Kaplan and Rossman. As students in the Recording Arts program, they’ve often recorded other artists’ work. Now, they’re working on their own. With music written and mainly performed by Kaplan, with his friend Brock Cardiner on drums, and the recording process controlled by Rossman, the album was released in December. “We have really good creative chemistry,� Rossman said. “It sped up the process.� The duo dubbed last summer “The Powerhouse Summer,� as they both worked 80 to 100 hours a week on their professional endeavors and this creative project, Rossman said. While the Hutton Honors College provided the grant to record the album during the summer, the pair still needed funding to mix,


Ari Kaplan and Robert Rossman received a grant from Hutton Honors College to produce an album they recorded in Thousand Oaks, California.

master and press the CDs, as well as pay for distribution costs — so they turned to The website allows people to pledge money to projects. Pledges go through only if the fundraising goal is met. Kaplan and Rossman surpassed their goal of $1,500 by $677 last August after wooing backers with “Ari Kaplan� headbands, copies of the album and promises of personalized letters of recommendation written by Kaplan. While Kaplan has never charged for the EPs he’s released in the past, he decided to see

if people would fund this album. “They overwhelmingly liked the idea,� Kaplan said. “It was cool to see.� With a tagline of “One step away from being overthe-top,� the duo said they sought to produce extremely high-quality music that is enjoyable for the audience. “It doesn’t take itself too seriously but is still musically respectable,� Kaplan said. The album will be released on Rossman’s own label, Hot Ass Records. “We’re super thankful to all parties involved,� Rossman said.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 difference between rainsoaked, sweat-soaked and s p i l l e d - d r i n k- a l c o h o l soaked as the crowd was so closely tangled. Fans’ wetness was a mix of all three, brought together by the sounds of neo-trance dubstep. Le Castle Vania’s remix of La Roux’s “In for the Kill” was met with screams of approval, taking the atmosphere to an even higher level. “(Le Castle Vania) just hit the deck,” said a deadmau5 tweet soon after the opener took stage. “Insanity ensues.” Seniors Katherine Bihrle and Samantha Skjodt were among 10 people dancing on a bench to the side of the stage when it flipped, throwing them to the floor in a twisted heap of bodies, neon, spandex and glow sticks. “I had no idea what was happening until we hit the floor,” Skjodt said. “People

were just looking around confused, but we were even more confused.” Bihrle said no one was hurt, and everyone simply got back up and started dancing again. “No one was still,” Bihrle said. “It was one of the smallest venues he’s been at for, like, seven years, but that just made everything so personal.” Feed Me took the stage, creating a different tone as they welcomed the crowd in an English accent to a taste of house and what some call “intelligent dance” music. Toward the end of Feed Me’s performance, Joel Thomas Zimmerman walked on to continue the house set before revealing his identity to the crowd by placing his infamous mouse-shaped mask on his head. People went crazy. “The cube and mask are his trademark,” Bihrle said. “So we definitely got a different experience, but I think that’s so cool.” Deadmau5’s “Raise Your

Weapon,” among other fan favorites, escalated the commotion. Toward the end of the set, one girl had to be caught by security as she hopped on stage and ran across. “The show was so close to the audience,” Skjodt said. “He had to have felt the energy of the crowd, and I know it was something he hasn’t felt in awhile.” After the show, deadmau5 tweeted to Bloomington that he “needs more shows like that in his life” and that it was the “BEST CROWD OF ALL TIME,” making up for what he coined “Blowfest.” The status update had nearly 3,000 “likes” on Facebook, and though he promised his return, there was still controversy among his Bloomington fan base. Senior MacGregor Leo said after what he heard and saw from deadmau5’s Twitter feed and GLOWfest volunteers, the DJ will have to earn his attendance back. “IU is a huge audience




Rob Dixon solos on the song “Screamin’ Meemies” with David Baker’s Indiana University Jazz Ensemble during an 80th birthday celebration for Baker on Saturday in the Musical Arts Center. Dixon is an alumni of the IU graduate program in jazz studies.

hometown started to play the jazz trumpet. The man was David Miller, founder of Jazz Fables, a concert series that began in Bloomington in 1977 and featured many jazz studies students and alumni. Notable names include prominent drummer Shawn Pelton and keyboardist Jim Beard, both of whom visited IU over the weekend to hold free jazz clinics. Baker himself played the cello for regular sets with the band approximately once every school semester since the start of the concert series at Bear’s Place. Brought up in a household that was constantly filled with all kinds of music, Miller was exposed from an early age to the jazz publication “Downbeat Magazine,” in which he read about and explored music by jazz greats, including Miles Davis and a certain David Baker. Miller arrived at IU the


Le Castle Vania opened for deadmau5 on Wednesday at the Bluebird Nightclub. The house DJ was one of three artists to perform that night.

and a Big Ten school, so he better hype us up next time around if he wants us there,” Leo said. “The crowd last night outdid his energy for sure. But he’s one of the best DJs right now, so show us

some love, and I’ll be there.” Leo also gave props to the Bluebird, which played host to a great show despite the time constraints and the venue’s capabilities. And as for GLOWfest’s

reputation? “I’ll be there,” Leo said. “It’ll be Little 5. People will be raging, the weather will be warm and we’ll have some crazy fun to some great electronic music.”

same year Baker succeeded in pushing for jazz studies as a degree-granting program. Despite choosing to pursue a sociology degree, Miller sat in for as many of Baker’s jazz classes as he could. “Even though I continue to try to learn on my own, I don’t think any of the things I’ve accomplished with Jazz Fables would have come about without what David built with the Jazz Studies Department,” Miller said. “He inspires young musicians to learn at the highest level.” “He is the epitome of jazz,” said sophomore Tori Miner, who took Baker’s History of Jazz course in the fall 2011 semester. “He embodies everything that jazz music is,” she said. “Watching him and listening to him talk — his experiences make jazz feel more real than they’ve ever felt for me.” As the original designer of the IU jazz program, Baker continues to teach courses that he has taught for the past 40 years. Despite possessing a

wealth of knowledge and experience regarding topics taught, Baker chooses to keep himself updated by constantly revising class material. “What I do is teach life experience,” Baker said. “For instance, music doesn’t exist in a vacuum. And so when I teach music, I’m teaching people how the world works. At the same time, there’s music, there are wars, there are pestilences, there are illnesses, there are new inventions, old inventions, cellphones, new things. And what I teach is all of that because I’ve lived all of that. So I teach those things that are part of my life experience.” This care for the world around him permeates his entire life. Despite his many glittering accomplishments and connections with important people, Baker remains humble. He credits his success and reputation to his professors at IU, including world-famous Menahem Pressler, János Starker and Josef Gingold, who

commissioned Baker to write classical music scores while he was still in school. But most of all, Baker said he owes it all to God. “Everything I’ve ever needed has been given to me,” said Baker, who sees his talent for performance, composition, writing and pedagogy as gifts from God. He believes everyone has an “expiration date”: His goal in life, above all the honors and recognition, is to leave the world a better place, with no stone left unturned. “Everything I’ve gathered as a jazz musician is credited to what I’ve learned from him and people he’s taught,” said Miller, who has arranged a concert with Pelton, Beard, Robert Hurst, Ralph Bowen and Scott Wendholt — all of whom studied under Baker in the 1980s. “They’re all steeped in the way he’s done things,” Miller said. “David’s an individual that’s so gifted and determined to do what he does. It’s like a diaspora extending from him.”


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Bloomington band Hotfox traveled to Austin, Texas, to play at the music, film and technology conference South by Southwest, and returned to Bloomington to play at the Bishop on March 11.

Local band Hotfox plays at South by Southwest BY MARGARET ELY


Clifford Bradshaw, played by Kurt Semmler, and Sally Bowles, played by Hannah Slabaugh, pose for a publicity still during a dress rehearsal for the IU Theatre production of Cabaret in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre. The musical opened April 12.

‘Cabaret’ concludes IU theatrical season BY MEGAN WALSCHLAGER

Dancing their way back to the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, the IU Department of Theatre and Drama opened “Cabaret” for its final production of the 201112 season on April 12. Director and choreographer George Pinney said he was very excited to open the highly decorated show that weekend. “‘Cabaret’ first opened in 1967 and has been revived countless times, most recently in 1995 on Broadway with mass success,” Pinney said. “There is a really catchy musical score by John Kander, and the story is excellent. It deals with the human condition in such a base way, it’s still relevant to audiences today. “History tends to repeat

itself again and again, and we often wonder, ‘Will we ever learn?’ ‘Cabaret’ really puts that forth.” Pinney has been choreographing for many years with IU Theatre and also has experience working with Broadway and major theaters in London. “I am absolutely ecstatic for the shows to begin,” Pinney said. “The shows are very well cast, and the company is extremely talented, and they have really risen to this challenge in a very positive, artistic and powerful way.” “Cabaret” is set in wartorn Germany in the 1930s and focuses on the relationship between an American writer, Clifford Bradshaw, and an English singer, Sally Bowles, who performs at a seedy cabaret, The Kit Kat Klub. Due to a conflict with

“This is such a great show, and it’s so challenging because it’s so dark and creepy with the whole concept of ‘Life is a Cabaret.’” Hannah Slabaugh, sophomore actress

bachelor of fine arts seniors going on their Musical Theatre Showcase trip in New York that weekend, the show was double-casted and featured both senior Jamie Anderson and sophomore Hannah Slabaugh as Sally. While in New York, the seniors performed in front of almost 200 casting directors. SEE CABARET, PAGE B9

Members of local indierock band Hotfox said they love the “swag” outdoor sporting gear company Jansport recently sent them — backpacks, duffle bags and more. But the opportunity to play at South by Southwest, the annual music, film and interactive conference in Austin, Texas, is their favorite gift. “I’ve been in Austin a lot, but I’ve never been to South by Southwest,” sophomore, bassist and Texas native Marcus Tedesco said. “I never got to be a part of it. I’m pretty pumped. I’m really excited.” In February, Hotfox was announced as the winner of the Sonicbids-Jansport Battle of the Bands contest. After submitting the song “Mountain Tiger,” receiving support through rounds of online voting and waiting for judging by a panel, the band was chosen for an all-expenses-paid trip to Austin and the opportunity to play in the Jansport Showcase. The SXSW festival took place at the Austin Convention Center, beginning March 9, and included various music showcases and an interactive festival where businesses and technology companies converge. The festival continued through March 18. Singer, guitarist and sophomore Oliver


Hopkins said the competition had been on the band’s radar since 2010, when local band the Broderick won. “We went to a show, saw them play, and they were awesome,” Hopkins said. “We got to know about them and learned about the competition. It came around again this year, and we said, ‘Yeah, let’s try it.’ Submitted, and here we are.” Hopkins, a Jacobs School student, said the group continued to play

before spring break, including a send-off show March 11 at the Bishop. “If we can do OK at that show, then hopefully we’ll play well,” Hopkins said jokingly. “We’ll play the songs, get them under our fingers a bit more. If you do anything else, you’re just gonna spook yourself about going down to South by Southwest. No one likes those nerves.” SEE HOTFOX, PAGE B9

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Cast members sing during a practice performance of the opera Così Fan Tutte Sept. 20, 2011, at the Musical Arts Center.

Mozart opera ‘Cosi fan tutte’ opens season BY SHELBY RIZZI

orchestras and more top Broadway shows and musicals have been sewn into the tapestry of the 2012-13 season. “We know audience members of all ages will relish the opportunity to


CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 you wouldn’t think film would necessarily link to coursework,” Vickers said. Examples include the Jacobs School of Music, Polish Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Optometry. In its first year, the cinema showed 231 individual film titles and was host to 52 film screenings with guest filmmakers. Vickers said in the year to come, he hopes IU Cinema will continue building a reputation for cinema in universities.


witness the excellence of the artist and entertainers on the upcoming season,” Booher said in a press release. The new season begins in September 2012 and continues through April 2013. Ticket price information, ticket ordering, dates and times for all events can be found by visitng He also hopes IU will be recognized for its film program. IU Cinema will kick off its second year with, among other things, a seven-film series titled “Australia in the 70s” and a series of films influenced by the work of Charles Dickens in celebration of the writer’s 200th birthday. “Weekly, we get emails saying that the cinema is an important part of this community already ... that the IU Cinema, in its first year, is a game-changer,” Vickers said. “If nothing more, we’ve already affected the community, which is a good thing.”


Putting together a threepart ballet in three weeks is not an easy task. But the students of the Jacobs School of Music Ballet made it happen through the inspiration of the revolutionary choreographers who came before them. The IU Ballet kicked off its season by taking on work from a trio of pioneering choreographers in its debut performance of “Steps in Time.” The show featured three separate pieces that showcase contrasting ballet styles. About 40 Jacobs School ballet students brought these pieces to life last October at the Musical Arts Center. “The audience will get to see styles from neoclassical to contemporary ballet style and then a modern piece,” sophomore Mara Jacobucci said. “It’s really a great performance for people who want to be exposed to relevant choreographers.” The show begins in a more classical style with “Concierto Barocco,” originally choreographed by George Balanchine. Because of its quick pace, the piece proved to be challenging to more experienced IU dancers. “It is really hard on my


stamina,” senior Jordan Martin said. “I am trying to go to the gym to build up my stamina, but running through the ballet every day really helps.” Preparations for the weekend’s performances included two hours or more of performance runthroughs on top of accredited semester dance classes. “At first it was really difficult to pick up on the choreography, but I guess that is one of my weaknesses,”

pects of the piece true to the original vision. “I help to set up or stage the piece and work with costumes and lighting,” Rodriguez said. “I am here to keep Dwight’s concept and visualizations, having been there when they were created.” Learning these three styles of dance has been difficult for the dancers, especially those performing in

Martin said. “It is my last year here so I am trying to have fun with it, because looking back at past performances, I used to get nervous.” The more contemporary “Dear Frederic,” choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, was staged by guest repetiteur Juan-Antonio Rodriguez. Rodriguez, who has performed in works by Rhoden, worked with the ballet department to keep all as-


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ering certain truths as they grow up and mature. “To me, ‘Cosí’ has some of the most elegant music that Mozart ever wrote for the operatic stage, and as I listen to it, the images that come to mind are those of the most gorgeous, luxurious surroundings in a sunny, relaxed paradise,” Zvulun said. “A true heaven on earth that is about to be shattered by a silly bet that will change the life of the players forever.” Doctoral student Meghan Dewald, who played the role of Fiordiligi, said the genius of the production is that the characters are human. “As a woman playing one of these characters, I have to view the story from this angle,” Dewald said. “Otherwise, it’s easy to just assume the women are stupid and play my character as such. But she’s real, and it’s my job to show that she’s real.” Dewald said she feels the modern audience will be more understanding to the lessons “Cosí” delivers. “I don’t know if the lesson is as overt as the title proclaims (‘all women are like that’), but I do know that we are trying to play the story as honestly as possible, with all the joys and doubts and fears that love can bring,” Dewald said. Zachary Coates, a master’s student of music who played the role of Guglielmo, said it is challenging playing a character who fools the woman he loves. “I don’t believe that he is malicious, but I find it hard to believe that he would be stupid enough to not realize what he’s getting himself into,” Coates said. “There still has to be something driving him through the action in the opera, and that is a tough motivation to pin down.” Even though it is difficult to play a complex character, Coates said being a member of the “Cosí” cast fulfills a

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Last September, director Tomer Zvulun and his cast rehearsed five hours a day, six days a week to make the opening of the IU Opera Theater season worth remembering. The IU Opera Theater opened with W. A. Mozart’s “Cosí fan tutte,” a comedy about two couples and their quest for fidelity. Zvulun teamed with conductor Arthur Fagen and reunited for the third time with set and costume designer David Higgins for the production. Just like Zvulun’s work in “The Magic Flute” and “Faust,” “Cosí fan tutte” has an unusual adaptation. The production is traditionally set in 18th-century Vienna. However, Zvulun chose to change the setting to a luxurious hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., during the late 19th century. “We wanted to bring the action to a period and place that will be recognizable to American audience but yet won’t be completely modern,” Zvulun said. “So we updated the plot into a century after Mozart wrote the opera and a century before our time.” The story centers around two engaged couples who seem to be in love. Ferrando and Guglielmo express with certainty that their fiancés, Dorabella and Fiordiligi, will be eternally faithful to them. When an old man, Don Alfonso, insists that women are fickle, the men wager that their fiancés will remain loyal even if another lover comes their way. In the light of the bet, the two men pretend to be called off to war and return in disguises in order to pursue each other’s fiancé. The story unfolds as the women actually fall for the other man with the help of Don Alfonso and the maid, Despina. According to Zvulun, one aspect about “Cosí” that sets itself apart from the other operas is that instead of the theatricality, special effects and adventure that fill other operas he has worked with, “Cosí” is a piece about relationships and people discov-

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B6 “It’s been fun because Jamie and I both play the role so differently,” Slabaugh said. “It has really challenged me to be confident in my choices and the way that I interpret the character.” Anderson said she agreed that being a part of a double-casted show has proved to be a great learning experience for her and the rest of the cast. “This show is really fun to perform because Sally is so multidimensional,” Anderson said. “She goes through a really big revelation during the show, so it’s been both exciting and challenging to fill this role.” Anderson said she believes that this musical is still relevant because of current political controversy between the two polar parties in the United States. She said it resembles the strife between the

Communist Party and Nazi activists of World War II Germany. “It’s not a bright and shiny musical,” Anderson said. “It definitely wraps you up into this dark and scary world. The struggle for power resembles the current political state of this country, and it’s frightening to see how many of us choose to be like my character, Sally, and just remain ignorant to all of it.” Slabaugh said she agreed that “Cabaret” raises serious questions while still being an entertaining show for the audiences. “This is such a great show, and it’s so challenging because it’s so dark and creepy with the whole concept of ‘Life is a Cabaret,’” she said. “It examines whether you should live your life from moment to moment and questions whether you should live it solely for yourself.” The cast was in rehearsal

for eight weeks, and extravagant sets and costumes were created during that time, Anderson said. “The design of this production is absolutely magnificent,” Anderson said. “Abby Wells controlled the lighting for this show and is using it as her thesis production, so the lighting is absolutely fantastic. The set and the costumes are also very well put together.” Slabaugh also talked about the high quality of the production and said she believes the audience will have enjoyed every aspect of the show. “All of the dance numbers that include the whole ensemble are so exciting, with all the costumes and all of the individuals that make up the whole cabaret,” Slabaugh said. “It is just really fun to watch, and I think the audience will really latch on to that.”



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B6 Tedesco said he agreed. “I’d like to think of it as just another show, just somewhere really cool and hot,” he said. Along with the performance in the Jansport Showcase, the group performed at a house show in San Antonio, Tedesco said. “We’re trying to play the shows we can, take advantage of all the shit that goes around in Texas,” Hopkins said. “It’s like a hot bed for music.” Hotfox formed in Indianapolis, where Hopkins and


CONTINUED FROM PAGE B8 multiple pieces. Jacobucci performed in both “Dear Frederic” and “Company B” and views both pieces as a growing experience. “I feel like I am learning more about myself because the contrast between the two performances is so great,” Jacobucci said. “You have to approach each dance with a different attitude and mentality.” Not only do the dancers feel this growth in themselves, but Rodriguez said he has seen the confidence and technique of the dancers develop over the weeks of rehearsal. “I have been pretty excited from day one, and there was a lot of eagerness from the dancers,” Rodriguez said. “The growth from the first week until now has shown me that the dancers understand that it is important not to mimic but feel the movements.” The final choreographer celebrated in “Steps in Time” was Paul Taylor with the piece “Company B.” Jacobucci described the piece as a fun and upbeat modern ballet style with a happy feel, although it is meant to depict the World War II era. “I am hoping to give it my all and contribute to the piece as a whole by bouncing off the energy of the other dancers to create the image

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BPD arrests local man suspected of murder, area shooting spree BY MARK KEIERLEBER


Occupier Levi of Bloomington sits on a bicycle while IU students Rachel Deiger and Kelly Thomas meditate on a makeshift bunk bed Thursday in Peoples Park. The Bloomington police argued that all personal belongings had to be cleared out of the park by noon Jan. 5.

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A Bloomington man was arrested Nov. 7 in connection to an area shooting spree that ended in the death of Pizza X delivery driver Adam Sarnecki. James D. Finney, 21, is suspected in three recent crimes involving firearms, including the murder of Sarnecki, 22, Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff said during a press conference Monday. On Oct. 31, a 60-year-old woman was shot in the thigh while taking her dog for a walk on West Ninth Street. Police found the bullet was from a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun. A day earlier, a man broke into the Smoke-N-Lotto Specialty Store located on South Leonard Springs Road in rural Monroe County. He allegedly gained entry by shooting his way through the glass entry way, said Mike Pershing, chief deputy of the Monroe County Sheriff ’s Office. Sarnecki was shot shortly after midnight Nov. 4. Police said Sarnecki told officers he witnessed someone trying to break into another employee’s vehicle behind the south side Pizza X store where he worked. Police said Sarnecki confronted the suspect, who then shot him in his right side with a .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun. Before losing consciousness at the scene, Sarnecki provided police with a description of the shooter. Sarnecki died from the injury at 4:40 a.m. at IU-Health Bloomington Hospital. Beginning early Friday

evening, Diekhoff said police initiated around-the-clock surveillance of Finney at his mobile home on West Lilac Lane after he was identified as a suspect. At that time, police did not have enough evidence to make an arrest, Diekhoff said, but officers considered Finney to be dangerous because of his past criminal record. Finney has been previously James charged with bat- Finney tery resulting in bodily injury, intimidation and theft, among minor charges. After obtaining a search warrant, police arrested Finney at about 3 a.m. Monday. He was booked in the Monroe County Jail at 7:23 a.m. Finney initially denied his involvement in the shootings. He later admitted to all three crimes after police found a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside a dryer vent in his mobile home, Diekhoff said. Police have not identified any connections between the spree’s two victims, and police are also unaware of any motives behind Finney’s violent actions. Diekhoff said Finney told police he owned the handgun out of fear of being shot. The concern, he said, stems from when Finney was the victim of a shooting when he was 19. In 2008, Finney was shot in the chest and arm by a teenager in the 1200 block of Arlington Park Drive. Finney was charged with murder and will appear in court October 2012.


THE MOVEMENT BEGINS Occupy Wall Street — a large protest against corporate greed that began in New York City in September and has drawn thousands of supporters, accusations of police brutality and criticism for what some call a lack of focus — has led to similar protests across the country, the United Kingdom and Canada. This past October, the movement finally hit Bloomington. More than two hundred people gathered in Bloomington’s Peoples Park on Oct. 9, 2011, to begin an occupation of their own. Occupy Bloomington began quietly, with an atmosphere more akin to a large community picnic than a loud demonstration. The elderly sat on benches while small children ran around the park with plastic swords. Young couples held their cardboard protest signs but also held leashes to their excited dogs. But as various demonstrators hopped on top of a stone bench in the park’s center to rally the crowd, the volume slowly increased until the demonstration was on the move. “Show me what democracy looks like,” the crowd began chanting as it marched down Kirkwood Avenue. “This is what democracy looks like.” While the demonstrators admitted that there was not a complete consensus about specific reasons for participating in Occupy Bloomington except protesting general corporate greed, the marchers seemed to pick one business in town to symbolize their frustration: Chase Bank on the corner of Kirkwood and College avenues.


Bill Sherman (left) and Ken Hill speak to a group rally-goers outside of the courthouse. All current and former letter carriers and family members, the group was rallying for support for House bill 1351, a bill, they claim, that will help save thousands of postal workers' jobs.

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Attendees wave their fingers in approval at a meeting of Occupy IU in the Indiana Memorial Union. Occupy IU is loosely aimed at increasing support amongst students for the Occupy movement.

After standing in front of the old courthouse on the square shouting “We are the 99 percent,” the crowd crossed the street and filled the bank’s entrance and the sidewalk in front of it. The chanting — this time, “We got sold out, Chase got bailed out” — soon gave way to more impromptu speeches. Bloomington resident Lisa T. Webb told the crowd how she lost

her family’s home after the death of her parents. There was no bail out for her and her house despite there being one for banks, she said. “I’m here to let you all know that as a union, what you are fighting for today, democracy, it can be retained,” Webb said. “It can be retained when United States citizens come together and fight for the very SEE OCCUPY, PAGE C4


An Occupy protestor who refused to give her name places signs on a tent set up on a car near Peoples Park. Occupiers took down their tents and wrote signs on the sides of cardboard boxes.

More than 40 Bloomington area Postal Service workers joined letter carriers across the country Sept. 27, 2011, to rally in support of a bill they say could help save thousands of jobs. A total of 492 “Save America’s Postal Service” rallies took place throughout the United States — at least one for every congressional district — promoting House Resolution 1351. In Bloomington, letter carrier Bill Sherman walked near the back of the crowd of rally-goers as it made its way from the City HallShower’s Building down College Avenue. Sherman, who has been a letter carrier for 32 years, wore a blue peaked cap over his gray hair and a “Save America’s Postal Service” t-shirt slung over his shoulder. A badge pinned to his blue cardigan displayed three words depicting his way of life: eat, sleep and carry. “This rally is really about how we want Congress to support H.R. 1351,” Sherman said. “This bill would give back pre-funding to the Postal Service after a lame duck Congress decided we had to pay up-front medical costs for 75 years from now.” The move came in 2006, when Congress passed legislation that requires the Postal Service to pay its health care benefits for future retirees far in advance. Because of the law, the Postal Service must come up with 75 years’ worth of benefits during ten years. As of 2011, the Postal Service now faces an $8.3 billion budget deficit. The legislation put an unfair burden on the Postal Service, Ken Hill, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers local 828, said during a quick break from shouting chants through a bullhorn. It is the only company in the country legally required to

pre-fund benefits, he said. “We’ve got a $5 billion payment due to pay for these benefits,” Hill said. “We’ll be paying for people we haven’t hired and people that haven’t even been born yet.” Post Master General Patrick Donahue, however, said he believes the debt is the result of another problem. With text messaging and emails, there’s been a decline in so-called “snail mail,” and he suggests shutting down thousands of local offices and eliminating Saturday delivery as a way of saving money. This could eliminate 19,000 jobs, Postal Service unions estimate. A bill sponsored by U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Dennis Ross, R-Fla., proposes similar cuts and was passed in a House subcommittee Sept. 21. Issa has also said the Postal Service is going come to American taxpayers looking for a bailout. Postal Service Unions said H.R 1351 would just reallocate the extra funds the Postal Service has already overpaid toward pensions and not pull a single penny from taxes. In fact, for the past 30 years, the Postal Service has not been funded by taxes in any way. Instead, it is run through the sale of stamps and postage. Sherman said while it’s true the Postal Service’s place in the country has changed in recent years, not all of it has been for the worse. “Things have changed,” he said. “Everyone realizes that. Our work force has already decreased by 25 percent in the last few years.” But there has been growth too, he said. “Netflix was good to us,” Sherman said. “Amazon and online shopping, too. Lots of package services help us by us helping them. UPS and FedEx can’t always make it out to the rural areas, so we take SEE POSTAL, PAGE C4


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Lauren Spierer: ‘She’s not a poster. She’s a person.’ Nearly one year after the IU student’s dissapearance, friends and family allow an in-depth look into her life BY BIZ CARSON

Lauren Spierer is disappearing again. A year ago, the then-20year-old sophomore vanished in the middle of a summer night. Posters showing Lauren’s smiling face began to haunt Bloomington, appearing on billboards, utility poles, campus kiosks and storefront windows. She was gone, but everywhere. This spring, as the case lingers with no answer in sight, the posters are coming down. The few that remain are starting to tear and fade, and the case is falling out of the headlines. Some Bloomington residents have sent stinging letters to the Spierer family, complaining that the posters are littering their town. Students are sympathetic, but in quiet conversation, some admit they’ve heard enough and are ready to move on. Lauren’s parents and friends now describe her in both the past and present tense. Without some resolution, they aren’t sure how to speak of her. Even as she fades from the public’s eyes for a second time, most people still have no concept of Lauren beyond the face on the poster. They don’t know the young woman who loved miniature Buddhas and Hello Kitty. The one who played lacrosse until the day she discovered she had a heart condition. Who even on the night she went missing, wore a fragile gold bracelet, a gift from her father, adorned with an evil eye for protection. * * * The story of Lauren’s life as we know it is stuck at 4:30 a.m. June 3, 2011. She was supposed to go back home to Scarsdale, N.Y., to intern with Anthropologie later in the summer. She would have been alongside her friends as she started her junior year at IU. She wanted to study abroad with her best friend this spring. They were thinking about Italy, but hadn’t decided yet. She would have celebrated her 21st birthday Jan. 17. Instead, her name has become synonymous with her disappearance, her face synonymous with the unknown. A grainy still, taken by security cameras, shows her frozen in time, forever leaving her fifth-floor apartment

for a night out. Her white top is flowing, her black leggings tight. Her hair is partially pulled back. She is smiling. She left Smallwood Plaza to hang out with people she had met earlier in the week at the Indianapolis 500. At 1:46 a.m., Lauren showed a fake I.D. to the bouncer at Kilroy’s Sports Bar and joined her friends inside. She took off her shoes to walk in the sand, and by the time she left the bar at 2:27 a.m., she’d lost her cell phone. Video footage shows Lauren entering the lobby of Smallwood with Corey Rossman, a friend of one of her roommates. Rossman got into a fight with a young man, who the police have not identified publicly, in the lobby of the apartment complex. Rossman has told police he can’t remember anything that happened after that point. Lauren and Rossman left Smallwood. Security cameras show the two walking back to his apartment at 11th and Morton streets. Her keys and wallet were lost somewhere along the way. Rossman’s roommate told police he put him to bed while Lauren went down the hall to her friend Jay Rosenbaum’s apartment. Rosenbaum watched her leave at 4:30 a.m., walk to the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue and turn right. But Lauren never made it back to Smallwood, three blocks away. The police conducted searches and daily press conferences. Family, friends and complete strangers combed the buildings, fields and forests around Bloomington. Nothing. Her parents packed Lauren’s life at IU into 19 boxes, which are now stacked in the Spierers’ home. * * * Lauren would not have liked all the attention. People heard that she went out drinking, so she was labeled a partier. People heard that she was Jewish and from New York, so she was labeled as rich. People saw she was blonde, so she was stereotyped as a ditz who lost her cell phone and keys. But the people slapping labels on Lauren didn’t know her beyond the newspaper articles or her face on the poster. Those who knew her look at her poster and see the Lauren they were friends with.

The Lauren they knew loved old people, especially when she saw them in love. She liked to imitate accents, everything from a rabbi’s accent to a Brit’s. Her petite size at 4-feet11-inches and 90 pounds didn’t reflect her love for food. She loved Domino’s pizza with extra ranch sauce, Baked! cookies and Butch’s Grillacatessen & Eatzeria. She was notoriously messy and did everything at the last minute. Her room was always covered in clothes because she often changed her mind about what she wanted to wear. As a child, she always wanted a dog, but was never allowed to get one. Her first pets were sea monkeys, then a fish named Dori. Lauren’s baby pictures show her smiling on the beach, but always in someone’s arms or sitting on a towel. Lauren used to hate the sand, her parents said. She didn’t like heat or sweating, but her constant energy transferred well into athletics. Her father, Robert, called her a “tiger” as a soccer sweeper. But her sport of choice was lacrosse. She was a fast runner and was invited to play varsity at a young age, her mother Charlene said in a recent interview. “She was a teeny little thing,” Charlene said. “But she was tough as nails.” In ninth grade, Lauren was diagnosed with long QT syndrome, a heart condition that can cause fainting and potentially fatal heart arrhythmias. The next day, she dropped lacrosse. “That was it. Done,” Robert said. “She was really crushed.” Her life changed at that point, Charlene said. Lauren had always been fashion- and art-oriented, so she enrolled in an Advanced Placement art class at her high school. On Saturdays during her senior year, she would take a train to the city to take classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology. “She had to kind of reinvent herself because she went from sort of being a jock to being really interested in fashion,” Charlene said. “She would go to Goodwill and buy a skirt for 50 cents and wear it to a black-tie affair. She just then took it to the next step and decided to make a career out of it.”


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE C2 colors: black, a dark purple or her favorite color, blue. Once in a while, she would paint them pink, Lefkowitz said, but Lauren always regretted it and took it off by the next day. At one of their favorite Italian restaurants, Gennaro’s Pizza & Pasta, they would eat the same four things: salad, garlic knots, an order of penne vodka pasta and a slice of pizza to share. After graduating high school, Lefkowitz went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison while Lauren went to IU, seven hours away. Despite the distance, the two constantly talked throughout every day. Lefkowitz would Skype while Lauren and her boyfriend were studying in the library. They kept it on mute but could look up at each other and wave. When Lefkowitz was upset about a bad break-up in Wisconsin, Lauren sent her a pack of Hello Kitty tissues with a note that said, “No crying over boys, only crying over missing me.” Lauren and her boyfriend drove to Madison to surprise Lefkowitz for Halloween their freshman year. It had been their favorite holiday since middle school, when they dressed up as construction workers together. The plan for this past Halloween was to be Thing One and Thing Two from Dr. Seuss. * * * Lauren started going to Camp Towanda in Pennsylvania when she was age 8 and worked her way up to being a “camper captain” and then a camp counselor in 2009. “She was very ‘ra-ra’ about the camp spirit,” Robert said. “I could see her going ‘woo’ with her arms up in the air.” “She used to say, ‘I live nine months for three,’” Charlene added. Blair Wallach met Lauren when they were 9 years old and shared a bunk together. When they realized they were both coming to IU, they decided to room together in McNutt Residence Center. They went shopping at


CONTINUED FROM PAGE C1 If the thousands of post offices potentially slated to close shut their doors, small-town America and rural areas would suffer, Sherman said. Standing outside the old courthouse at the square, Hill brought his bullhorn to Sherman. “What do we want?” Sherman shouted through it.

Bed Bath & Beyond together with their moms and bought matching bedspreads and blankets. “It was all matchy-matchy,” Wallach said. “And then everything else was hippies and Hello Kitty.” Lauren put a sign that said “Hippies use backdoor: no exceptions” above her bed. She decorated the room with posters of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Her dad takes the credit for her music taste. “It was always best when I had her trapped in the car because I could control it and she couldn’t get out, so I’d play a lot of the groups from ’60s,” Robert said. “I remember her listening to Crosby, Stills & Nash one night and told her to listen to the harmony. And when the song ended, she just said it was unbelievable to listen to the harmony.” Her eclectic music tastes reflected her clothing style, too. Her clothes were funky, vintage and colorful. Her dad would laugh when he saw her wearing boots with fringe like Davy Crockett. Wallach said that, as apparel merchandising majors, they both love fashion. When they were bored, they’d grab a coffee or go shopping in Urban Outfitters, where Lauren would just grab stuff off the rack without trying it on. She decorated her bedroom in Smallwood with a large Urban Outfitters tapestry of Ganesha, the Hindu deity who symbolizes wisdom and success. She loved Buddha sculptures and had them throughout her room. It was girly but edgy, Wallach said. Lauren scattered small bowls of chocolates and Mini M&M’s throughout the apartment. Wallach and Lauren’s favorite show was “Sex and the City.” They both owned all of the seasons and would always quote their favorite episode “The Good Fight” from season four. She also stole her dad’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” DVDs to take back to Bloomington after he introduced the show to her. In pictures, Lauren liked to

“Six-day delivery,” answered the crowd gathered in front of him. “When do we want it?” “Now!” “Forever and ever?” “Forever and ever!” Then Hill told the crowd to head back to City Hall, where they would present a stack of signed petitions to U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind. Inside the Shower’s building, the rally-goers squeezed into the represen-

make a kissy face and a peace sign. “Spierer face,” Wallach called it. * * * Since Lauren stepped out into that night in June, summer became fall, which turned into winter, and it’s soon to be spring. She missed her 21st birthday and the revival of IU basketball. She missed Hanukkah and her older sister Rebecca’s engagement. The daily press conferences have been downgraded to the occasional press release addressing rumors. In February, IU removed the “Find Lauren” button from the front page of its website. According to the University’s press release, it’s scheduled to rotate on the front page during the first week of every month. But her parents haven’t stopped searching, and they vow that they never will. They still come to Bloomington and search in secret on their own. People who never knew her create events to hang up new posters or commemorate the months since her disappearance. Some light candles every night in prayer to find her or make bracelets to send to the family. One woman manages a Twitter account with 28,000 followers to provide updates with news about Lauren. Last week, the family increased the reward money from $100,000 to $250,000 for any information that leads to their daughter being found. “This is our child,” Charlene said. “We are not just going to go home and wait. We have to be proactive. We adore her. She is our life, with Rebecca, and we are not going to accept this.” They talk about what’s missing, and they talk about missing Lauren. Charlene said she sometimes pictures Lauren sitting in their living room, drinking coffee in her favorite red hoodie. Her daughter, who used to hate sand, who had a gift for fashion, who found happiness in making other people smile. “As we look at Lauren’s posters, to us, that’s an abstract,” Charlene said. “It’s not who she is. She’s not a poster. She’s a person.”

tative’s office. Young was not there, but District Office Manager Hal Turner took the petitions and promised to give them to the congressman. Young is not one of the nearly 200 co-sponsors who have already signed the resolution. “This is just the start,” Hill said as the rally came to a close. “It’s just the beginning of the push to keep our doors open.”



same things our country was based on.” An hour into the demonstration, the crowd agreed to head back to Peoples Park. Bloomington resident Ian Brewer, 49, hung near the back of the group as it made its return trip. “I’m just tired of corporate corruption,” Brewer said. “We need to overturn this flawed idea, this fiction of corporate personhood.” Brewer said he has now lost two jobs after the work was shipped to the Philippines, a result of corporations’ hunt for lower costs and higher profits. “It’s time that American corporations stop the mindless pursuit of profits,” he said. For demonstrator Nick, who asked for his last name to not be used in this story, Occupy Bloomington is about solidarity with the demonstrators in New York. “It’s exciting to read about Occupy Wall Street,” Nick said. “I’m excited to be here, feeling like I can be in solidarity with people I can’t be with physically.” ASKED TO LEAVE At noon on Jan. 5, Occupy Bloomington protesters remained in Peoples Park without incident. Only six tents remained standing, with a few people taking them down and placing them in piles at the back of the park. Less than 18 hours earlier, Bloomington Police Depart-

ment officers pinned eviction notices on posts around Peoples Park informing the occupiers that camping there is in violation of the Bloomington municipal code, and the protestors’ belongings must be removed. Protesters had been living in the park since Oct. 9, 2011, 89 days before the eviction. “We’re the longest running occupation,” said Logan Flores, an Ivy Tech Community College student. An hour before the park was to be evicted, Flores stood with other protesters, wearing a sign that said, “Where will they go?” The biggest concern for most occupiers was not the group’s next step. Instead, many questioned where Bloomington’s homeless, who came to know Peoples Park as a safe space, would stay for the rest of the winter. “The homeless are victimized,” said CW Poole, a self-identified occupier. “They’re kicked out of the shelters and have no place to go in the middle of winter.” After receiving the eviction notice, protesters convened at City Hall to voice their opinions before nine members of the Bloomington City Council. Protesters in attendance then met in the lobby following the meeting to discuss their next action. One protester told the group about a board at the park where people could write down their concerns. By the time of the City Council meeting, only two had been

“I’m just tired of corporate corruption. We need to overturn this flawed idea, this fiction of corporate personhood.” Ian Brewer, Bloomington resident

mentioned: where would the homeless members’ dogs go and what would they do with the military tent. At 11 a.m. Jan. 5, the military tent was nowhere in sight, removed by a group of people eight hours earlier after a dance party inside the 50-foot-long structure. While most of the tents and belongings had been removed by noon, protesters spent the last hour making signs, playing music and waiting for the inevitable — their departure from the park. But not all protesters thought leaving the park would hurt their cause. Sophomore Peter Oren, a member of Occupy IU, said while some Occupy Bloomington’s members did create working groups to protest outside of Peoples Park, the group’s reliance on occupying the space gave them a bad image. “The point of occupying is it’s a tactic to draw attention to the issue,” said sophomore Nick Greven, also a member of Occupy IU. “I’ve already heard people talking about having ‘General Assembly’ elsewhere.” Greven said he agreed with Oren that it was time to move on. “It’s forcing us to evolve,” Oren said.

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TOP Johan Rensfeldt performs with Swedish hip-hop/swing band Movits! on Sept. 23, 2011 at the Indiana University Tent as part of the 2011 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. MIDDLE LEFT Joakim’ Nilsson plays with Swedish hip-hop jazz ensemble the Movits. The Movits played Nov. 23-24, 2011. MIDDLE RIGHT Multiinstrumentalist Anders Rensfeldt of Movits gives a thumbs up to the crowd. BOTTOM LEFT Liliana Samut, of the group Bomba Estereo, sings along with the electronica/hiphop beats provided by her bandmates during Bomba Estereo’s set. BOTTOM RIGHT Julian Salazar plays with Colombian dance band Bomba Estereo.



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Sculptures of brains to raise disease awareness BY MARK KEIERLEBER

After Bloomington resident Jill Bolte Taylor suffered from a stroke in 1996, she could not walk, talk, read or recall any of her life. Following an eight-year recovery, the Harvard-trained neuroanatomist formed a nonprofit organization promoting brain health. The weekend of April 27, Bloomington’s landscape was temporarily altered with 22 brain sculptures, each standing 5 feet tallthrough an event titled “Brain Extravaganza!,” according to a press release. “I think it’s great for the city, and I think it’s a great program to bring awareness to these situations,” said Brian Robinson, City of Bloomington communications director. “It’s hard to miss 22 5-foot-tall brains. I think it’s a great initiative because we do have a focus on the arts. That plays a role in it, but it brings to light a lot of new understanding around the brain.” Robinson, who said several of his family members have suffered from strokes and Alzheimer’s disease, said he hopes the event will bring awareness to brain diseases in Bloomington. The supporting nonprofit, Jill Bolte Taylor BRAINS, Inc., provides educational services and promotes programs related to the advancement of brain awareness, appreciation, exploration,

education, injury prevention, neurological recovery and the value of movement on mental and physical health. “Healthy brains are brains that have a lot of connections between the cells in that brain, and a healthy community has a lot of connections between the people in that community,” Bolte Taylor’s website says. “We are consciously contributing positively to the health and well-being of our Bloomington community by building a healthy network within the area.” Each painted, anatomically correct fiberglass brain — which is 5 feet long, 5 feet high and 4 feet wide — includes a plaque on the base of the sign with five brain facts and a question, according to the press release. The brains have been placed in various spots throughout the community. Bolte Taylor wrote the New York Times bestselling memoir “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey,” published in 2008, according to her website. Also in 2008, Bolte Taylor was selected as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. The “Brain Extravaganza!” began with a launch party on April 28 in the Bloomington High School South Auxiliary Gymnasium, where each of the 22 brains were displayed before being distributed throughout the city. The brain sculptures will remain until October.

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One day after deadly tornado, Harrisburg, Ill., begins to rebuild BY CHARLES SCUDDER

A Polaroid photo lies on the ground outside of Golden Circle.

* * * In another area, a whole strip mall had been flattened. A small pond near the Walmart was full of shopping carts and other debris. A pile of broken wood and brick lay sprawled in a small field just off the highway. “That used to be a church,” Darlene Goolsby said, surveying the damage just before dawn. Goolsby is the coordinator of the local office of the Golden Circle, a group that helps area seniors receive food and medical care. The offices, which are housed in a few buildings across from the destroyed church, were partially demolished by the tornado. “We’ve got part of our kitchen left,” Goolsby said. “I just don’t know how I’ll feed my seniors.” Her biggest fear was the loss of the agency’s important files. Somewhere in that pile of matches was important information about prescriptions and other medical information. The office serves anywhere from 100 to 120 seniors every day, providing home-delivered meals, adult day care and other services. A hydraulic crane helped move massive piles of debris. Soon after the crane went to work, the files were found and moved to a safer location. The local Masonic Lodge offered space to help the agency get back on its feet. Other Golden Circle offices from neighboring counties pitched in and helped check on the seniors usually served by the Harrisburg office. Goolsby was standing to the side as the crane pulled out more and more pieces of insulation and broken roof. Then Jeffrey Goolsby, her husband, shouted from the top of the debris pile and held a photograph high in the air. She immediately started jumping up and down, cheering and clapping. It was a photo of her grandchildren that she had kept on her desk. She thought she had lost it. Under the piles of trash and twisted waste, she had found her office. “There are a lot of little miracles around here today.”

HARRISBURG, ILL. — Jesse Raymer was asleep when the sky opened above his bed. A couple hours before dawn Wednesday, Feb. 29, a monster tornado snapped a tree at the base and sent it crashing through the wall of his bedroom, knocking into his bedpost. A window broke as he sprang from the bed. His dog, Chauncey, sleeping nearby, jumped up, too. Raymer ran to the bathroom across the hall to find shelter with Chauncey at his side. As he opened the door, the beast from above peeled the roof off his one-story home. Debris, wind and rain poured into the bathroom. Deciding to head for the basement, he fumbled his way through the living room, tripping over a small table and knocking over a piano stool. “Well, I was in a hurry,” he said that Thursday. “It chased me.” He didn’t have time to get dressed before his flight to safety, so he found clothes in the basement and waited out the storm. That’s when he realized Chauncey was missing. * * * Across the Midwest, 12 people were killed in the Wednesday storms. Six were found in a two-block wide swath of destruction in Harrisburg, Ill., a small town about four hours from Bloomington. Twenty-four hours after the storm, generators whined everywhere. State and county officers patrolled the streets, checking for work permits and looking for looters. Insurance agents were already going door to door to collect claims information and assess damage. Fiberglass insulation blanketed streets, sidewalks, lawns and porches like fine lace. Broken glass and splintered shards from trees and homes were scattered everywhere. Metal fence posts were bent like wet noodles. Raymer, who spent Thursday cleaning, knew he was one of the lucky ones. Not only had his life been spared, but he had been reunited with Chauncey. A few hours after the storm had passed, the dog came back home to Raymer’s doorstep.


TOP Alex Copher and Jerry Goolsby watch as what is left of the Golden Circle in Harrisburg, Ill. is demolished. The Golden Circle, a support facility for homebound seniors, was destroyed during the Feb. 29 tornado that claimed six lives in the southern Illinois town, and was part of a larger storm system that took 12 lives throughout the Midwest. BOTTOM Goolsby rummages through debris after the tornado hit The Golden Circle.

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New recruits to change the face of IU basketball BY GREG ROSENSTEIN

Dec. 1, 2010 — Even though the Hoosiers struggled on the court the last two seasons, IU coach Tom Crean told fans to trust him. Better times are ahead. Success will be in the near future. Now, they finally understand what he was talking about. Since August, the Hoosiers have landed commitments from 12 of the nation’s top high school basketball players. Nine of those players were raised in Indiana and two others played AAU basketball for an instate program. “Maybe it’s taken a little longer than they had hoped, but the tide is turning,” recruiting analyst Evan Daniels said. “IU is cool again. It’s the place to go in the state of Indiana.” On Nov. 24, 2012, guard Kevin ‘Yogi’ Ferrell (Park Tudor School, Indianapolis) became the third five-star player to commit to the Hoosiers in the last month. Forward for 2011 Cody Zeller (Washington High School, Washington, Ind. ) and 2012 forward Hanner Perea (La Lumiere School, LaPorte, Ind.) join Ferrell on that list. Every other recruit committed to IU for the next four years — and the Hoosiers have at least two in every high school class — is highly touted. Daniels said IU is “just now reaping the benefits in a big way.” “It’s flat-out impressive what Tom Crean and his staff have been able to accomplish,” Daniels said. “I think they have been building up to this point for quite some time. They

“Maybe it’s taken a little longer than they had hoped, but the tide is turning.” Evan Daniels, recruiting analyst

have been working on relationships and maintaining visibility across the state with the top players since they got the job. “They made some headway with some of the right guys, and it’s paying off.” The Hoosiers, however, are not just landing talent from anywhere. They are quickly becoming the go-to school for Indiana’s top players, one of Crean’s main goals since becoming coach in 2008. The state of Indiana has been a hotbed for some of the nation’s best basketball talent for decades. Former IU basketball coach Bob Knight, while he did land outof-state players during his time in Bloomington, was able to bring many of the best. Mike Davis, who coached the Hoosiers from 2000-06, struggled to do the same and faced strong criticism in that aspect. Yet Crean has made recruiting Indiana a top priority since he stepped on campus. “Indiana and Tom Crean have taken back their home state,” ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep said. “There were people invading them from all areas of the Big Ten. Now there is a border patrol. “You are not going to get in that border without Tom Crean or his


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Weezy ushers in ‘Lil’ 500 BY KELSEY COLLISI

April 13, 2011 — Screens of black and white static lit the stage as a leaked prison track recording announced that the offender was no longer in custody. A man in a T-shirt and dreads stood silhouetted in the top screen as dancers took the other platforms. The image vanished, and suddenly Lil Wayne appeared front and center on the stage.

With blinding lights, pounding bass and an ecstatic crowd, Lil Wayne did Little 500 bigger than anyone else. “This has been the sickest experience of my life,” freshman Sean Jordan said. “Nothing parallels it. It’s a starstudded cast of rappers, and to top it all off, it’s Little Five week.” Lil Wayne, along with Nicki Minaj, didn’t seem to disappoint anyone as they headlined the night.

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RETURN TO RED Indiana’s elections changed the state from blue to red regarding both U.S. House and Senate seats. See who will be representing you on PAGE B1.

LOTUS DAZZLES BLOOMINGTON This world famous annual festival is one of the first to happen after you move in. Get the scoop and get ready on PAGE C1.

THE ACCIDENTAL TENOR Though the path isn’t always clear, IU offers many opportunities to succeed. Read 30-year-old freshman Andy Lunsford’s story on PAGE C3.

PAWN STARS Our WEEKEND staff got in touch with the star of the show and put a local spin on pop culture on PAGE C8.

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Jordan Hulls sits in the locker room following the Hoosiers' 90-102 loss to UK during the NCAA Tournament on March 23 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

So long Sweet 16 IU season ends with 102-90 loss in NCAA rematch against Kentucky BY KEVIN BOWEN

ATLANTA — This time, lightning didn’t strike twice. In the rematch that lived up to the hype, it was No. 1 Kentucky who overcame early foul trouble on Friday, March 23, to end IU’s storybook season. The Hoosiers’ foul trouble caught up to them in the second half and Kentucky made 35-of-37 free throws en route to a 102-90 victory to advance to the Elite Eight. IU made five more field goals than Kentucky but similar to the first meeting, this one was decided at the charity stripe with the Wildcats converting when it mattered most. “I couldn’t imagine a game like this having a free-throw discrepancy of 20,” coach Tom Crean said. “It is what it is. They shot 20 more free throws. That’s the game.” Back on Dec. 10, 2011, the Hoosiers were able to get National Defensive Player of the Year Anthony Davis into foul trouble as he sat the final 12

minutes of the first half. Despite not having registered more than three fouls all season since the team’s first meeting, Davis once again found himself on the bench as he was limited to six minutes in the first half after picking up two quick fouls. The game plan for IU was evident early and the Hoosiers executed by taking it right at the consensus No. 1 pick in June’s NBA Draft. “We came in to attack, there’s no question about it,” Crean said. “We came in to hopefully get into their bench, and we did a little bit.” While the Hoosiers did force Kentucky to use its depth, it was IU that also suffered from foul trouble. With junior Jordan Hulls, sophomore Victor Oladipo and freshman Cody Zeller all sitting with two fouls for significant stretches in the first half, the brunt of the scoring was on the hero of the first game between these two teams. Like he has done so many times for IU this season, Watford came up biggest in the team’s marquee games. He paced the Hoosiers with 17 first-half points while routinely hitting challenged shots. “My teammates did a great job of finding me,” Watford said. “It was a movement

game out there [that night]. We had some great ball reversals, and it kind of got me going.” The fast-paced first half ended with Kentucky leading 50-47. Both teams would start the second half with three starters having two fouls apiece. Out of halftime the attacking nature of the Wildcats took over as not only did Davis not pick up another foul the rest of the game, but Kentucky was able to get into the bonus by the 13:11 mark of the half. “They got in the bonus pretty early, and that really helped them out,” Zeller said. Kentucky maintained a multiple possession lead throughout the better part of the second half and the seven straight 3-pointers IU made in the team’s first meeting were nowhere to be found Friday. In trying to make a last ditch comeback attempt, the Hoosiers cut the lead to 82-77 with 5:14 to play, but on the next possession Oladipo, who was 6-of-8, fouled out. The Wildcats would not look back as they made their final 17 free throws to set an NCAA Tournament record in shooting 94 percent from the foul line while shooting more than 30 free throws. Watford led all scorers with 27 points and Zeller added 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting.

As Crean sat down at the podium for the postgame press conference, the usually verbose coach needed some time to put into context the Hoosiers final game of the season. “I’m not sure what to say,” Crean said. “I’m proud of my players, I know that. I’m sure (Kentucky Coach) John (Calipari) is as well. That was a hard-fought battle.” The energy in the Georgia Dome began well before tip off as a sea of blue and crimson made up most of the 24,731 in attendance. They were treated to the highest scoring game in the NCAA Tournament season as both teams finished with five players in double figures. Now the Hoosiers headed into the off-season at a much later date than they have the past three seasons. The 15-win improvement from last year is the most among major conference teams and their coach could not have been prouder of their effort against the nation’s No. 1 team. “The Indiana men, mighty men, as I’ve learned from my brother-in-laws and the way they describe their players — the Indiana mighty men, they gave it all,” Crean said. “They left it all on that court.”


Will Sheehey dunks the ball against University of Kentucky on March 23 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. IU lost to UK 102-90.

Farrell qualifies for 2012 Olympics IU fires women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack BY JORDAN LITTMAN

On the wall in the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center, a large banner reminds all IU swimmers and divers of the goal they dream of achieving in their lifetimes. That poster lists every IU swimmer and diver who has made it to the Summer Olympics dating back to 1952. According to that list, an IU swimmer or diver has made every Summer Olympics since that year. That streak will continue for this year’s 2012 London Olympics, as senior Margaux Farrell qualified for the 4X200 freestyle relay team in March at the French National Championships in Dunkerque, France. “I can’t believe that I can call myself an Olympian. It is still very surreal, and I don’t think it has fully hit me yet,” Farrell said. “I’m really honored and proud to continue a tradition and legacy of IU swimming excellence.” Farrell’s journey to the Olympics has been a balance between academics and her

sport. The journalism major from Woodbridge, Conn., has achieved a 3.8 grade-point average during her time at IU and plans to attend graduate school. In addition, as a Hoosier swimmer, Farrell has been a member of two Big Ten Championship winning teams, is a 12-time NCAA All-American and set six IU record swims. “Growing up, I reached a point where I realized that there were things I had to put aside and things I needed to give up to make time for swimming, all of this meanwhile with the long-term dream of eventually reaching the Olympics,” she said. Heading into the French National Championships and Olympic Trials, Farrell faced an obstacle she had prepared for throughout the past four years. The French Nationals were from March 18 to 24, while the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships were from March 15 to 17 in Auburn, Ala. After earning two AllAmerican times at the NCAA Championships in the 200yard freestyle and the 800-yard



Senior Margaux Farrell is an alternate for 4x200 freestyle relay for the French Olympic team.

freestyle relay, Farrell, two flights and about 4,500 miles later on March 19, arrived in Dunkerque ready for trials. One day later, she was com-

peting in the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries. The prior three seasons at IU, Farrell had SEE OLYMPICS, PAGE D4

The IU women’s basketball team has a new leader. On March 28, IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass announced that Curt Miller will be the new head coach. Miller has coached the Bowling Green State University’s women’s basketball team the past 11 seasons. During his tenure, the Falcons compiled an overall record of 258-92 and a Mid-American Conference record of 135-41. Bowling Green has also won the regular season and/or tournament MAC championship eight consecutive years. “We are thrilled to

have been able to recruit a coach of Curt’s caliber to Indiana University,” Glass said. “Curt is very highly regarded in women’s basketball circles and has a demonstrated ability to recruit in and around Indiana, develop talent and win.” The decision to hire Miller came after previous women’s basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack was fired March 12. “After a deliberate and thorough review of all aspects of the women’s basketball program, including meeting with Felisha and interviews with all current players, I have concluded that under the current circumstances, Felisha is no longer in a position to turn SEE COACH, PAGE D6


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Sophomore Jeremy Funk and freshman Nick Kane cheer on Cru Cycling riders during the 2012 women’s Little 500 on April 20 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Delta Cycling celebrates after winning first place in the 2012 men’s Little 500 on April 21 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. CHET STRANGE | IDS


Delta Gamma won the 25th running of the 2012 women’s Little 500 race April 20.


Delta Gamma supporters celebrate after their team’s win of the 2012 women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Little 500 Delta Tau Deta wins first men’s race after breakaway effort from Stuart BY JORDAN LITTMAN

Six years ago, Delta Tau Delta finished the Little 500 in 31st place after qualifying in 33rd. After the race on April 21, DTD was on top of the world. Led by a breakaway effort from RJ Stuart, Delta Tau Delta won its first-ever Little 500 in front of a packed Bill Armstrong Stadium, ending the Cutters’ five-year winning streak. “This is probably the greatest feeling I’ve ever experienced,” DTD rider Luke Momper said. “Like I said earlier, we qualed 33rd six years ago, and to come out and qualify top 10 the last couple times and come away with the victory six years later, it’s the best turnaround the program has had in its recent history.” In a race where there was no clear leader for the first 183 laps, as teams such as Theta Chi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi and the Cutters fought with Delta Tau Delta for the lead, Momper decided to pull away from the field and make a move. It paid off. DTD never lost the lead from that point on, as riders Phil Sojka and Stuart, the Individual Time Trials champion, carried the team through to the finish line. “You never know you’re going to win until the last lap is counted because anything can happen,” Sojka said. “I knew RJ was the fastest guy on the track and had the biggest heart here and I expected him to hold on, but you’ve got to be on pins and needles because it’s a scary situation. Luckily it worked out.” Delta Tau Delta’s win also signified the end of an era dominated by the Cutters. After five consecutive championships, the Cutters found themselves in fourth place that Saturday when things were all said and done. Their finish was contributed to two crashes, including one late in the race as rider Kevin Depasse attempted to speed past Beta Theta Pi to move into first place. Depasse slipped and crashed, as other leading teams such as Black Key Bulls and Theta Chi were brought down. “We had two crashes that were hard to come back from,

and we were coming back from the last one, but there just weren’t enough laps for us,” Cutters rider Tim Nixon said. “It hurts, but we’ll be back next year.” Despite having a clean race and being in the lead peloton throughout, Phi Delta Theta was never able to respond to Delta Tau Delta’s breakaway. Out of the remaining finishers, Phi Delt finished second in the race. Following Phi Delt in third was Sigma Chi, who overcame a 10-second penalty around lap 110 after trying to advance their position during a caution to being in contention towards the end. Saturday’s finish was Sigma Chi’s second year in a row finishing third in the race. “We were just in attack mode, just go as fast as you can, hammer, hammer, hammer, and suffer as much as possible while you’re out there,” Sigma Chi rider Brian Arfmann said. “Unfortunately RJ had too much of a lead and we were working as hard as we could, so I’m definitely glad for our house.” Rounding out the top ten was Theta Chi in fifth, followed by Black Key Bulls, Beta Theta Pi, Gray Goat, Acacia and Wright Cycling. Wright went from finishing in 30th in qualifications to number 10 overall. Their 20-spot improvement was the highest out of any team in this year’s race. “As soon as we got the Quals position and knew we were in the way back, that was our goal that we would get the Dixie Highway (Trophy) no matter what,” Wright rider Jack McMahon said. “The great thing was, we crashed in Lap 50 and lost two laps from it, but we stayed on that lap for the rest of the race. We really pulled together and made it happen.” With Delta Tau Delta’s first title in the books after 62 races in the Little 500 history, DTD is ready to celebrate, and is hopeful Saturday’s finish will put them at the top for years to come. “I just don’t hope we get kicked off campus tonight honestly,” Stuart said. “It’s a big moment.”

Delta Gamma proves victorious at 25th annual women’s Little 500 race BY TRENT STUTZMAN AND JORDAN LITTMAN and

Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Teter, Wing It, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Delta Sigma Pi had been battling back-and-forth all night with no one team ever taking a commanding lead. As the 100th and final lap began, the six teams found themselves in an all-out, one lap sprint to decide the 25th Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Miss-N-Out and Individual Time Trials champion Kathleen Chelminiak of Kappa Alpha Theta and Kayce Doogs of Delta Gamma broke away from the rest of the pack, with Chelminiak leading on the back stretch. Doogs began to diminish Chelminiak’s lead going into turn three, and caught up to take the lead by the time turn four was through. Doogs was able hold on to the lead for the final sprint, giving Delta Gamma their first Little 500 victory since 2008, with an unofficial time of 1:12:59.

“It feels great,” Doogs said. “We’ve been imagining this since they won back in 2008…I got a little scared because Theta was cranking away, and I said ‘I need to stay on her wheel’. I just found that energy in me and just went around in turn four.” The win was Delta Gamma’s second ever, putting them behind Teter, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma for most all time. “It’s unbelievable,” junior Kelsey Phillips said. “I’ve been riding since I was a

freshman, and this is finally happening. All the hard work and preparation that got us to this point was worth it.” Kappa Alpha Theta found themselves a half lap down from the lead after a bike fumbling towards the beginning of the race. The team eventually worked their way back to the lead group a little after the halfway mark. “I’m proud of the way everyone performed,” Chelminiak said. “There’s four people on our team. You can SEE WIN, PAGE D8

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Junior guard Maurice Creek looks up at fans from the bench prior to IU’s game against Kentucky on December 10, 2011, at Assembly Hall. Creek was ruled out for the 2011-2012 season after injuring his Achilles tendon before the season started. IDS FILE PHOTO


Maurice Creek at the NCAA Tournament BY AVI ZALEON

It was his turn. Under a veil of darkness, spotlights darted across Branch McCracken Court, where smoke enveloped a familiar figure in red warm-ups. A recording of announcer Gus Johnson came through the loud speakers. “A junior from Oxon Hill, Md., No. 3, MOOOOOO CREEEEEEK” Maurice Creek took a breath, lifted his crutches and made the “walk” toward center court at Hoosier Hysteria 2011, flanked on either side by IU cheerleaders. The reported crowd of 16,100 roared as Johnson’s signature voice gave way to the Jay-Z song “Who Gon’ Stop Me.” Creek has never played a full season in his IU career. Injury forced him to sit out this year. But he persists, trying to contribute in any way he can, while working to make his return. Reaching the point where some of his teammates tried to show off their dance moves, Creek planted his healthy right leg and rhythmically swayed in place — perhaps an attempt to not seem too out of place.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE D1 done the same trip so as to be ready for this one occasion. “I was tired, sore and ready to know my fate, but my body and mind were ready for that competition,” Farrell said. “I think that was why I was able to achieve what I wanted to do.” Despite much traveling, Farrell had to participate in the finals for the 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday. After finishing in fifth in the finals with a time of 1:59.31, Farrell had to wait until Sunday afternoon before finding out she would make the Olympic team. “Waiting during those days, I experienced a mix of emotions because I didn’t want to allow myself to believe I had made the team until I officially had,” Farrell said. “When I landed in Chicago for my layover coming home, I turned on my phone and received a mass amount of text messages letting me know I had made it, so it wasn’t even the press release that I found out from. It was my friends and family. That made it all the more better in my eyes.” Farrell could also qualify for the 4X100 freestyle relay, as she finished fourth at the French Nationals in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 56.32. Though France currently is not qualified for the event, should the nation hold one of the world’s four fastest times (from March 1, 2011, to June 1, 2012) of the teams yet to qualify for it, Farrell most

Throughout it all, the junior IU guard had a playful smile plastered on his face below black, square-framed glasses. That night, Creek made sure the crutches were the only evidence of his struggle. BLOOMINGTON, OCT. 12, 2011 Not again. Creek’s freshman year, it was a broken left patella 12 games in that sidelined him for the rest of the season. Sophomore year, a stress fracture in his right patella forced Creek to sit out IU’s 14 remaining contests. And now, at a press conference, Creek and IU Coach Tom Crean sat behind microphones to announce that the guard had again had his season ended. This time, a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg was the culprit. This time, he wouldn’t even get to don a jersey for the season opener. It marked his third major injury in 22 months. “It’s God’s will,” Creek said that day. “He’s given me strength every day. (My teammates) give me strength every day to fight this adversity. They are going to stick by me 100 percent, and I am going to be with them 100 percent.

“I was tired, sore and ready to know my fate, but my body and mind were ready for that competition. I think that was why I was able to achieve what I wanted to do.” Margaux Farrell, IU swimmer

likely would be selected for the team. Currently, France holds the third-fastest time of those teams yet to qualify in the event. “Obviously, I would like to swim as much as possible at the Olympics, so being in the 4x1 would be awesome,” Farrell said. “However, I’m not focusing so much on that right now. It is what it is, and at the end of the day, my goal all along was the 4x2, so I’m just honored I get at least one opportunity to swim my best event.” After years of preparation for this opportunity, Farrell has finally seized it. She will swim in the 2012 Olympics in London, and her name will be added to the prestigious banner hanging over the pool she swims in every day as a Hoosier. Margaux Farrell has sealed her name in IU history. “It truly has not hit me that I’m an ‘Olympian.’ I feel weird saying it,” Farrell said. “I always dreamed of this, and this was always the utmost goal of mine. However, it’s the Olympics, and growing up, all little kids say they want to go, but the percentage of them that actually do is far different. I can’t believe that now that’s me. I’m going to the Olympics.”

At the end of the day, this is my family. God is part of my family. My family is part of my family. Hoosier Nation is part of my family. That is who is giving me the strength to get through these adversities.” Creek was one of the highlights of Crean’s 2009 recruiting class, a four-star guard out of Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia. In Bloomington, Creek quickly became one of the highlights of the Hoosiers’ offense, averaging 16.4 points through 12 games, including a 31-point performance against No. 4 Kentucky. But following his injury freshman year, Creek would never be the same. The 6-foot-5-inch guard’s point average was cut in half during his sophomore campaign, as Creek’s field goal percentage dropped 14 percent. With 1:43 left in IU’s game against Michigan on Jan. 15, 2011, in Bloomington, thenfreshman guard Victor Oladipo found Creek for a layup to put the Hoosiers up 71-57. He hasn’t recorded a point since. PORTLAND, ORE., MARCH 14, 2012 Creek ran to the foul line, caught a pass and hoisted

a jumper. Miss. The rehabbing guard with toothpick legs got back in line and ran to the charity stripe at the Rose-Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. Off the mark again. The Hoosiers had an open practice the day before their first NCAA Tournament game against New Mexico State. And there he was. Clad in a red penny draped over his gray T-shirt, Creek participated in team drills for the first time known to the media. It was the same name and face that impressed Kentucky Coach John Calipari two seasons ago, but the man had changed. His will and passion were still there, but his body had not returned to what it once was. In the next drill, Creek shot from beyond the arc, where he hit 44.8 percent of his shots freshman year. He cocked his head to the side, as if to try to will the ball into the hoop, but it clanked off the rim, and Creek longingly looked as the ball bounced away. He jogged back, got a high-five from Oladipo and mouthed, “Damn.” Creek has been working tirelessly. Fans and reporters might not be there to see it, but


Creek makes the commitment every day to make his return. At 11:24 p.m. March 5, he tweeted a picture of a machine display that tracks shots made and attempted. That night, the screen read 409 shots taken and 369 shots made — 90 percent. “By the way,” he tweeted two minutes later. “(Those were) all threes.” It’s all working toward what Creek hopes will be a reemergence next season. But what is he looking forward to the most? “Just being Maurice Creek again.” BLOOMINGTON, MARCH 11, 2012 The day had finally arrived. It had been inevitable for a couple months now that the Hoosiers would be going to the NCAA Tournament. This day, in the Henke Hall of Champions within Memorial Stadium’s North End Zone, the dream would become a reality. Creek sat with freshman guard Remy Abell to his left and sophomore forward Jeff Howard to his right. After waiting for four long years, the Hoosiers heard their name after just six teams were announced.

With a pair of bad knees and a torn Achilles tendon, Creek sprung up with the rest of his team in celebration. “I knew we could reach this point,” Creek said. “Everybody just had to envision that this would be the year, this is the year, that we prove to everybody that we are that team. Why not us?” It was bittersweet. The Hoosiers were going to the NCAA Tournament after a remarkable turnaround season, but Creek, as he had all year, would merely be watching. “To be honest, I still can’t believe it,” Creek said of going to the Big Dance. “Time just flew past, and it’s crazy that we can see our name on our screen and say, ‘Dang, we’re really going to the Dance.’ A big smile came over my face, and I can’t wait to go to Portland.” PORTLAND, ORE., MARCH 17, 2012 Oladipo was struggling — badly. The sophomore guard was falling victim to VCU’s trademark HAVOC defense in the Hoosiers’ second game of the NCAA Tournament. Time after time, Oladipo fell back into the same SEE CREEK, PAGE D8





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TOP Purdue holds up the Old Oaken Bucket after beating IU 25-33 in the Oaken Bucket game on Nov. 26, 2011, at Memorial Stadium. The Hoosiers lost the bucket in the 25-33 loss. BOTTOM LEFT An IU fan yells at a referee after making a call during the Oaken Bucket game at Memorial Stadium. BOTTOM RIGHT Center back Nolan Dieter runs the ball during the Oaken Bucket game against Purdue at Memorial Stadium.

IU loses Old Oaken Bucket to Purdue, 33-25 BY ALEX MCCARTHY

In the 87th battle between IU and Purdue for the Old Oaken Bucket, the rivals stayed close for most of the game. But in the end, the Boilermakers reclaimed the Bucket with a 33-25 victory. Even though Nov. 26, 2011,


CONTINUED FROM PAGE D1 the program around,” Glass said in a press release. “Delaying the inevitable isn’t fair to her, the program and its fans, and most importantly the student-athletes on this team.” The firing comes after the Hoosiers’ worst season of Legette-Jack’s era with an overall record of 6-24 and a Big Ten mark of 1-15. Legette-Jack coached for six full seasons. She accumulated a total record of 87-100, including a 39-64 performance in conference play. IU never reached the NCAA tournament under Legette-Jack, but they qualified for the NIT in her first three years. In her third year, the Hoosiers reached the quarterfinals of the NIT before falling to Illinois State. Also in that year, Legette-Jack’s squad tied a team-record of nine consecutive wins and won 21 games for only the fourth time in program history. Before this season, 21 of Legette-Jack’s players received Academic All-Big Ten honors. In 2009, forward Whitney Thomas, who became an assistant coach under Legette-Jack, won the Big Ten Medal of Honor, the first time an IU women’s basketball player received the prestigious award honoring excellence in scholarship and athletics. Legette-Jack’s original contract was set to expire after the 2012-2013 season. This past July, however,

marked senior day for 20 Hoosiers, underclassmen have led the offense for IU. True freshman Tre Roberson started under center for IU, completing 17 of 26 passes for 147 yards, while sophomore Stephen Houston leads IU with 129 rushing yards, including a 52yard touchdown run in the opening quarter.

“Delaying the inevitable isn’t fair to her, the program and its fans, and most importantly the student-athletes on this team.” Fred Glass, IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Glass extended LegetteJack’s contract through the 2014-2015 school year. “I am mindful that just last year I provided Felisha a two-year contract extension in the belief that such support would help her get the program going in the right direction again,” Glass said. “In retrospect, I was wrong. However, I am not going to compound that mistake by refusing to make the decision that now needs to be made.” Glass said he holds no hard feelings with the firing and appreciates LegetteJack’s service during her tenure. “Felisha is a wonderful person who did many good things for our program, the University and the wider community,” he said. “We all wish her much success in her future endeavors.” On May 11, Miller announced the remainder of his coaching staff, which includes Chris Day, Brandi Poole, and Kevin Eckert. Day will serve as Miller’s associate head coach, while Poole and Eckert have been selected to be assistant coaches. “Overall, my assistant coaches have great experience,” Miller said in a press release.

After Houston’s touchdown run, Purdue earned a touchdown drive of its own, ending with a 15-yard pass from junior quarterback Caleb TerBush to junior wide receiver Antavian Edison. The teams exchanged field goals in the second quarter, as Purdue’s senior Carson Wiggs hit a 29-yard one and IU soph-

omore Mitch Ewald made a 32-yard field goal. The ensuing kickoff resulted in an 81-yard return to inside IU’s 10-yard line. Junior running back Ralph Bolden scored on the next play, tying the game at 17 points apiece. Wiggs made two field goals in the final five minutes of the half, one from 43 yards away

and one from 48. Purdue opened the fourth quarter with another field goal to make it a two-score game with just over 13 minutes remaining, and then scored on a short run with 11 minutes left to make it 33-17. With 5:26 remaining, Purdue downed a punt at the IU one-yard line, forc-

ing the Hoosiers to try to march 99 yards and convert a two-point conversion to tie. After a pair of first downs, Roberson threw deep for true freshman Nick Stoner, but Purdue junior defensive back Josh Johnson intercepted the pass to effectively seal the victory for Purdue.

record of nine consecu- administrator for women’s tive wins and won 21 games basketball and Cromer is the for only the fourth time in department’s senior women administrator. program history. Glass will consult with the Before this season, 21 of Legette-Jack’s players re- Athletics Committee of the ceived Academic All-Big Ten Bloomington Faculty Counhonors. In 2009, Whitney cil and others, including curThomas won the Big Ten rent and former players, the Medal of Honor, the first time Women’s Basketball Coachan IU women’s basketball es Association, the Black player received the presti- Coaches and Administrators gious award honoring ex- Association, the Big Ten Concellence in scholarship and ference and the NCAA. Glass has also created a athletics. Legette-Jack’s original transition team to oversee the contract was set to expire women’s basketball program. It includes Clark, Assistant after the 2012-2013 season. Last July, however, Glass ex- Athletic Trainer Robert Black, tended Legette-Jack’s con- Head Strength and Conditract through the 2014-2015 tioning Coach Tom Morris, Assistant Athletic Director school year. “I am mindful that just for Academic Services Kelly last year I provided Felisha a Noonan and Academic Advitwo-year contract extension sor Lorian Price. Glass said he holds no in the belief that such supfeelings with the firing port would help her Besides get the hard being a beautiful and challenging est program going in the right and appreciates Legettefor players of all levels, the direction again,” Glass said. Jack’s service during her Indiana University tenure. offers an escape from the hustle “In retrospect, I was wrong. Golf Course “Felisha is a wonderful However, I am not going to of did themany IU campus. We also offer person who good compound that mistakeand by bustle an for 18-hole championship golf course, our program, the refusing to make the decision things University Driving and the Range wider and Par 3 course that now needs to be made.” In March, Glass stated community,” he said. “We all that IU found a new coach. wish her much success in her Curt Miller, who had been future endeavors.” head coach at Bowling Green State University for the past 11 years, will take the head coaching job of the team. “Curt is very highly regarded in women’s basketball circles and has a demonstrated ability to recruit in and around Indiana, develop talent and win,” said Glass. Glass was assisted in the search for a new coach by his staff, particularly Senior Associate Athletic Directors Kevin Clark and Julie Cromer. Clark is the sport


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE D4 mistakes that plagued him freshman year, when he averaged a turnover every 13 minutes. He, along with the rest of the IU backcourt, were continually losing control of the ball. But it was Oladipo who stuck out enough to cause a veteran sportswriter to dub him “The Human Turnover.” Oladipo needed guidance. He looked in the direction of the Indiana bench, but it wasn’t the assistant coaches he was seeking. Rather, Oladipo looked to the teacher who was sitting directly behind the IU coaches, in the second row of the Hoosiers’ fan section. There, among a sea of team members’ family, friends and assorted fans was Creek. “It was pretty hard (to sit there), but they knew where to find me,” Creek said. “When they needed guidance, they looked up to where I was and I told them what I could from up there. That’s just what a teammate is all about. We help them out from every angle that we can, and that’s what I did. Oladipo did not commit another turnover following the 11:40 mark of the second half. With 46 seconds to go in the game and IU down 61-60, the speedy 6-foot-5inch guard sliced into the lane, put up a contested layup, got fouled and made the and-one free throw to tie the game. One Will Sheehey midrange jumper later, the Hoosiers were headed to their first Sweet 16 in a decade. ATLANTA, MARCH 23, 2012 “LET’S GO!” Creek shouted. Calipari needed a timeout. A layup from Christian Watford with 3:58 left in the first half put the Hoosiers up two for their first lead of this Sweet 16 matchup since the 17:23 mark. Creek had never been farther from the Hoosiers than this. His designated spot was in the IU cheering section located across from the Ken-

I N D I A N A D A I LY S T U D E N T | F R E S H M E N E D I T I O N 2 0 1 2 | I D S N E W S . C O M tucky bench. “Why don’t you go with two hands? Two hands, Tom!” he said as senior forward Tom Pritchard missed a one-handed slam with 2:11 left in the first half. Creek was still watching, still coaching, but a part of him had to realize that even his best efforts could only do so much to help the Hoosiers. With 10:26 left in the game, Creek buried his face in his hand as Oladipo picked up his fourth foul. The starting guard had scored all of his 15 points by then, and just like that, about six minutes later, Oladipo fouled out. Creek slammed his hands on the black guardrail in front of him, stood up and began to walk away. He could hardly stand to watch Oladipo walk to a seat on the sidelines, a spot Creek has become all too familiar with during the past three years. “It’s pretty hard,” Creek said of watching Oladipo get in foul trouble. “I know it was even harder for him, and it’s crazy how first you’re playing and then, the next thing you know, you’re on the bench sitting and watching.” With Oladipo out of the game, Kentucky increased its lead. Creek watched helplessly. He stood for much of the remainder of the contest, holding out hope for another comeback, but with 45 seconds left, Wildcat freshman center Anthony Davis hit a pair of free throws to put UK up 100-88. Creek threw his IU jacket to the ground, collapsed into his chair and dropped his head, resting his spread arms on his knees. The final horn sounded, and Creek stood motionless, staring at the IU bench. Fans began gathering their things and heading toward the exits. Creek kept staring straight ahead until Wayer tapped him on the shoulder. Perhaps next year would be different. * * * “Why are you writing a story on Maurice Creek?” a fellow student journalist at a competing news outlet asked

me in Atlanta. “He might not even play next season.” It was a valid question. After all, America champions winners. History doesn’t remember injured athletes who never had the opportunity to peak. But Creek’s story deserves to be told. In him, I see internal strength and a drive that can send him wherever he wants to go in life, on or off the hardwood. As I spoke with Creek more and more throughout the NCAA Tournament, I began to see him everywhere I went. A mother stepping onto a public train in Portland. With plain, old clothes, she pushed her handicapped son’s motorized chair up the train’s ramp. He couldn’t have been more than 9 years old. A bathroom attendant in the Charlotte, N.C., airport. An elderly black man with kind eyes who spends his day in the men’s restroom, sweeping the floor and greeting every patron. A tip jar filled with $1 bills and a smattering of loose change is the fruit of a hard day’s work. These are individuals who persist and make the best of the hands they’re dealt despite hardships that they can’t control. “As we said so many times to him, his mother said to him. ‘God doesn’t give you anything that you can’t handle.’ And I think Maurice is living proof of that,” Crean said. “He’s never going to stop until he reaches his dream,” Oladipo said. “I know Mo, and I know his mentality. I know he wishes everyday he was playing, and I wish everyday he was playing, too. He’s been through so much, and he deserves everything.” “I feel like that song makes me stronger every day, and it’s the epitome of what I stand for,” Creek said. “No injury is going to stop me from playing this game, and no injury is going to keep me back from my career. I’m making sure everybody, from the trainers to the players to the coaches, know that these three injuries aren’t going to make my career.”


Kayce Doogs crosses the finish line to win the 25th women's Little 500 race for Delta Gamma April 20 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE D2 only do it together. There’s no way one of us by ourselves could have gotten back from that gap.” While Teter was looking to win an unprecedented third consecutive victory, they had to settle instead for third place.

“I’m happy with our placement,” senior Teter rider Lisa Hutcheson said. Wing It came in after Teter to finish fourth, while Delta Sigma Pi and Kappa Kappa Gamma placed fifth and sixth, respectively. According to unofficial times, each of the top six teams finished one second behind their predecessor. Rounding out the rest of

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Freshman Edition 2012  

A collection of recent news, features and sports offers IU freshmen and their families a first-look at IU's campus newspaper. Freshman Editi...