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Making Toledo a college town By Randiah Green News Editor and Managing Editor
After many years of talking and planning, the University of Toledo Foundation is embarking on a multimilliondollar project to give Dorr Street a “college town” setup. The foundation, in collaboration with Fairmount Properties, is looking to bring restaurants, retailers and services including hair and nail salons to 26,000 square feet on UT’s side of Secor and Dorr. They will start with moving the Barnes and Noble student bookstore from the Student Union Building. According to Matt Schroeder, vice president of real estate and business development for the UT Foundation, the bookstore will be 6,000
square feet, have two levels, and sell fiction and non-fiction books as well as text books and UT apparel. “We realized that in order to be successful we want to move away from the more academic model,” Schroeder said. “So this would be a place where students can go to get their bestsellers, their fiction and non-fiction books and technology such as ereaders. We’re also looking at having a café component to it.” The project will not be funded by the state or student dollars. Fairmount Properties will handle leasing to the businesses, and is in the process of finding retailers to sign onto the project. Illustration courtesy of UT Communications department
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The University of Toledo Foundation plans to revamp Door Street with a “college town” design in a multimillion-dollar project.
Lantern Festival celebrated Library fee being By Jennifer Ison IC Staff Writer
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A Kongfu demonstration titled “China Dragon” is performed at yesterday’s Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Toledo and the UT Initiative for Religious Understanding sponsored the second annual Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration yesterday. The festival included a lecture on Confucius by Weiming Tu entitled “Listening to Confucius” and several traditional Chinese performances by the Huazhong Normal University Performing Troupe. The university organizations held the festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which occurred Feb. 3., and to bring an understanding of China’s rich culture to Northwest Ohio. “Anyone interested in learning religion, philosophy and Chinese culture will come away from this event with a better understanding,” said Aige Guo, director of the Confucius Institute at UT. Tu is a lifetime professor of philosophy and dean of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University. He also holds the title of research professor and senior fellow of the Asia Center at Harvard University. He devoted his life to bettering himself through education, graduating with bachelors and masters degrees from Tunghai
University and receiving his PhD from Harvard. After earning his degrees, Tu began teaching Chinese intellectual history, philosophies of China and Confucian studies at several universities including his alma maters. He also taught at Tunghai and Harvard Universities, Princeton, the University of California in Berkeley, Peking University in Beijing, Taiwan University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Tu’s extensive education and his experience living and teaching in China have made him an internationally recognized expert on Confucianism. “I became fascinated with the study [of Confucianism] when I was 14,” Tu said, addressing the high school students from six local schools who were invited to attend the event. Confucius was a political figure, scholar and teacher who was born in 551 B.C.E. in China; this was a chaotic time for the country with much social disintegration, according to Tu. Confucius developed and taught a philosophy on daily life that many people still adhere to today. “Confucius taught not only how to survive as humans but — Lantern, Page A4
applied to budget By Oreanna Carthorn IC Staff Writer
The Library Resource Fee on UT students’ bill is not used for buying new electronic resources at the library. The fee is used instead to sustain the current library budget. Many in the Carlson Library administration thought this new fee, applied in 2009, would serve as additional funding to expand the electronic resources offered through library services, but were disappointed to find this was not the case and feel the fee is being wrongly redirected into the general fees inaccessible to the library budget. Director of Library Services Marcia Suter said she did not know why the money from the Library Resource Fee was being redirected. “We’ve requested it several times through the usual budget processes and procedures and have always been denied,” Suter said. “As to why we never got it we do not know, because the original intent and what the student government had voted on and agreed on was to pur-
chase new electronic resources for the libraries.” Suter said without this additional funding the library couldn’t add new things that faculty and students wanted and requested. “We would have our regular budget, but we would just not get this fee that was originally intended to purchase new materials,” Suter said. Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration Scott Scarborough said the fee was never meant to pay for extra library resources. “The fee was there to sustain, not to add to the library funding because of the lost in state funding for the overall university,” Scarborough said. “That is what they need to understand.” “In the development of last year’s fiscal 2011 budget, we knew that we would experience the cuts in state funding from the state of Ohio, therefore we asked all operating units to prepare a cost reduction scenario, because we had to find ways to cut our expenses by the amount of money that the state cut its funding, and the library was — Library, Page A4
Toledo ranked No. 12 on Forbes most miserable list By Allison Seney IC Staff Writer
Toledo was recently ranked 12th in Forbes Magazine’s America’s Top 20 Most Miserable Cities, making the Glass City a little more miserable than it was last year. Forbes ranked Toledo as the 15th most miserable city last year. According to Forbes, Stockton, Calif. is the most miserable city in the nation. Toledo made this year’s list based on its 10.6 percent unemployment rate over the past three years. Economists predict Toledo’s
employment will not return to pre-recession numbers until after 2025, according to Forbes’ website. Toledo City Councilman George Sarantou said Forbes only measured the city’s level of misery based on unemployment and does not consider Toledo’s better qualities such as the Toledo Zoo, metro parks and universities in its ranking. Sarantou said every state was affected by the recession and recovery will be slow but Toledo does have plans for future development projects with the casino being the largest project to date. Other members of the commu-
nity feel Toledo was underrated. “If the people who wrote the article for Forbes lived here then they would feel differently towards Toledo,” said Lucas County Republican Party Chairman Jon Stainbrook. Lizz Lafond, a third year law student from Ann Arbor, Mich., said she believes the low morale of citizens adds to Toledo’s misery. “I think Toledo is underrated and I think that starts here in Toledo, where many residents don’t,” she said. “I feel that [Toledo] is an underdog city that gets a bad rap from people — Miserable, Page A4
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Toledo moved from No. 15 last year to No. 12 this year in Forbes Magazine’s list of most miserable cities.
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Tea Party, with cake No recent Congress has witnessed even half the degree of hypocrisy displayed by the Tea Party-dominated 112th. Despite campaigning loudly and aggressively on economic issues and claiming to leave behind the religiousintolerance driven social issues typically dominating Republican politics, the newly-elected Tea Partiers in Congress have focused on the standard hotbutton social issues surrounding homosexuality and reproductive health. The blatant contradictions of these national leaders are not only offensive, but disturbing to the politically informed. Let us examine their hypocrisy over the preceding months. Despite proclaiming strict adherence to the Constitution, two Republican Congressmen violated its rules on the first day of the new session, casting votes before being sworn in. Their reason? Both men were busy at a fundraiser at the U.S. Capitol, despite their being prohibited from using official resources for fundraising. A recent poll conducted by the New York Times/CBS found some revealing truths about the Tea Party movement’s basic values. Ninety-one percent of surveyed Tea Partiers claimed to want a smaller government with fewer services — programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Somehow, 62 percent of the same people agree that these very programs are “worth the cost.” It would seem that the comparisons of the 19th century Know-Nothing Party and the present-day Tea Party are quite accurate. Both blame the country’s problems on immigration and minorities perceived to be threatening — for the Know-Nothings, the target was Catholics, for the Tea Party, it is
the vague scapegoats of “liberals and socialists.” Most notably, both groups idolized “America’s true values,” defining these “values” however they pleased and remaining blissfully ignorant on principle. Diana Reimer, a 67-year-old woman who now serves as a full-time organizer and activist for the Tea Party, was driven to the ideology after her husband was forced to retire and they couldn’t sell their home. She was fortunate enough to find a job at Macy’s, but decided to quit when she was denied leave to focus on Tea Party business. How could she still make ends meet with both her and her husband out of work? Through Medicare and Social Security, the very programs she joined the Party to combat! Incredible. Tea Partiers’ hypocrisy rivals that of Ayn Rand, the matriarch of objective individualism who railed against a powerful government and welfare programs but then applied for and received Social Security and Medicare assistance from 1974 until her death in 1982. Lung surgery, necessitated by Rand’s two-packa-day cigarette habit, was the inspiration for her change of heart. Just like the well-known Rand, Tea Partiers campaigned on bold, sweeping statements against government spending, but then perform an abrupt U-turn when the program in question benefits them. Where do these flagrantly dishonest politicians and activists fit in Rand’s black-and-white world of Creators and Parasites? If they are justified in receiving government aid, so is everyone else. If others can’t, neither can the Tea Partiers. An adage involving the possession and consumption of cake comes to mind.
Contemporary church battle echoes past struggles; valuable lessons overlooked “Until we are allowed to marry everybody, we aren’t going to marry anybody. Is everybody happy? No. But there’s been no mass exodus and we didn’t implode,” said Laura Marsh, member of a Presbyterian church in Iowa. This powerful and prophetic statement needs to be heard in each and every Presbyterian church debating the issues of samesex marriage and ordination of noncelibate, openly LGBT pastors. It is puzzling enough that members of a religion espousing love and tolerance for each and every person can so openly demonize and exclude people they do not agree with or like. Even more peculiar and disappointing is the utter failure of the church’s more conservative members to learn from mistakes of the past. Presbyterians faced a similar struggle in the first half of the last century, culminating in the decision to allow ordination of women in 1956. This battle was drawn along similar lines — conservative church members opposed allowing a new group to share the reins of power and quoted Scripture to justify their stance. Progressive clergy did the same to justify the opposite.
As with many intra-church political debates, members would be better off using non-Scriptural sources, since the Bible’s many and varied stories can often be used to support both sides of an issue. Instead, obvious and observable facts should be used, such as the overwhelmingly positive results of allowing women to be ordained. There will always be people arguing for conserving traditions, rejecting change and maintaining the status quo; typically, it is those who already hold a comfortable social position. While we cannot change their tendencies to selfpreservation and dominance, we can force them to see plain facts. At one time, only land-owning white males had a voice in this country. Slowly but surely, inclusion to civil rights and social equality has been extended to racial minorities and women. This progress is not just good for society, but necessary to our success. Deep-seated racism and sexism will continue to slowly wane, along with the superstitions and other falsehoods once accepted unquestionably.
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Arcade Fire victory I have an eclectic taste in music and tend not to hold much regard for award shows. But when Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” won a Grammy for album of the year, I decided perhaps this is worth reflection. Not because I’m a fan, but Stephen Bartholomew because I find the implications of such a beautifully melancholic album, combined with the fact that the general Grammy audience had never heard of the band, intriguing. After the awards show, the Twittersphere blew up with comments from upset viewers, many claiming they didn’t know who Arcade Fire was and expressing anger at the band’s success. Considering the highly commercial competition for the coveted award from artists like Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, it is understandable that a band from the fabled “indie-rock” genre could go unnoticed. This would make sense, except that Arcade Fire is one of the biggest indie bands in the world. They have headlined giant festivals like Coachella and Bonaroo and have sold out multiple performances at Madison Square Garden. The word “indie” deserves some consideration. It is largely associated with the financial means by which an artist supports itself. By this definition the Arcade Fire is indeed indie. Yet, if indie is defined by the financial entity that controls artistic property, then
big names like Robert Plant, Taylor Swift, Drake and Eminem could be considered indie as well. They have all, in one way or another, been responsible for controlling how their music is sold. The term “indie” now becomes complicated. Nobody would seriously argue that Eminem is indie, even though he is signed to his own Shady Records label. He is too mainstream to bear such an esteemed categorization of alternative appeal. Another way to use the term indie could be in reference to the style of music, such as music that is cre-
The album is a collection of contemplations about fleeting youth, familial responsibility and personal disappointments.
atively different than mainstream hit-makers. But this becomes problematic too, much like the favorite 90s catch-all term “alternative.” Whatever slot Arcade Fire is filed into, their talent and artistic ability shines through. Members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences chose “The Suburbs” as album of the year because of its exemplary artistic statement. The album is a collection of contemplations about fleeting youth, familial responsibility and personal disappointments. It is a recording that deals with truth and accepting the personal flaws that are most difficult to acknowledge. “The Suburbs” is full of
orchestral textures, rock sensibilities and chamber pop quirks. It is deeply creative, theatrically flowing and cohesive with interludes and multi-part songs. Although the songs tend to be loose and busy, they are not overtly complex. There is tension built around the paradoxical desperation of wasting time as an adult by focusing too much attention on the wasted potential of youth. Feelings of disillusionment and disappointment are iterated repeatedly throughout the album. It is bleak, but it is bleak with purpose. The album recognizes the soulcrushing tragedy of growing old and mundane. On previous albums, Arcade Fire celebrated youthful revolt and leaving home, pointing fingers at the establishment. But this album is more about the complexities of entering adulthood - not wanting to participate in the modern, hyperactive, disconnected world, yet having to deal with the everyday reality of it. “The Suburbs” is an artistic statement representative of the transitioning digital world we live in, highly reflective of this past decade. It raises big questions worth wrestling with. Arcade Fire’s music industry peers chose “The Suburbs” as album of the year probably for many different reasons, but musical creativity, thought-provoking expression and outstanding talent must have been among them. —Stephen Bartholomew is an IC columnist and an English education student at UT.
Unequal access College is a great opportunity for women of any and all backgrounds to become more independent and pursue paths that previous generations of women could not. It’s also a prime time for younger women to fill the gaps in their knowledge of all aspects of health where previous education systems have fallen short. Younger women also have easier access to birth control, usually available at a university’s clinic or a women’s health clinic nearby, away from the watchful eyes of parents — convenient, considering the timing of hormones and sexual urges. The increased access to information about sex, reproductive health and methods of birth control came about as the result of the work of feminist activists over several decades, many of them students. But there are activist groups just as passionate who would see women not have access to such information and not have access to reproductive health services. These groups are of the same ilk as politicians in state legislatures and in the House of Representatives who have recently introduced legislation that condemns women who seek reproductive health services
like abortions, birth control, gynecological check-ups and so on by either limiting funding to such clinics or in some other way making it more difficult for women to seek these services. What is so threatening about these clinics, that Republicans — and some Democrats — see it fit to limit their funding or make their patients’ lives more difficult? Such clinics educate women, just like health classes and sex education classes, but on a whole new level. They help women of all education levels, class, income levels and ages to know more about their bodies, how to practice safe sex and with family planning. Women who have more and can make better choices, women who have more opportunities, threaten the establishment — made up mostly of men. Less than recently, the President signed a new and broad series of health care reforms into law, which included keeping students under their parent or guardian’s health insurance coverage until the age of 26. It also set up ways for preventative care to be more easily covered, as well as the new system where insurance could be bought and sold across state lines. These all
tie in with reproductive health, such as gynecology check-ups fall under preventative medicine and as services that are underfunded or cut in the states with lower insurance rates. As a result, women’s health clinics and their services will be more and more difficult for poor women to access. Women’s health, specifically reproductive health, is a hot button issue for a lot of reasons. It definitely turns into a hot button issue when the topic of abortion is breached. There has been plenty of violent rhetoric thrown at those who support the continuation of such a practice, mostly from men, who will never experience the horrific consequences of a pregnancy gone wrong. That level of unwillingness to step inside the metaphorical shoes of someone and know an inkling of what it’s like to be assaulted, battered or carrying something that could end your life, then have to brave scorn, jeers and pictures of dead fetuses in order to see your doctor, is not the kind of leadership I want making decisions for me about my health care. —Pamela McCray is an IC columnist and a junior majoring in political science.
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Miserable From Page A1 who haven’t necessarily taken the time to become familiar with all that Toledo has to offer.” Forbes annually rates the top 20 miserable cities based on 10 factors including unemployment over three years, tax rates, commute times, violent crimes and how sports teams have fared over the past three years. “We added two housing metrics this year: the change in median home prices over three years, and foreclosure rates in 2010, as compiled by RealtyTrac,” according to Forbes’ website. “We also considered corruption based on convictions of public officials in each region, as tracked by the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Lastly, we factored in an index put together by Portland, Ore., researcher Bert Sperling that rates weather in each metro on factors relating to temperature, precipitation and humidity.” Cleveland, 2010’s champion of misery, moved up to the 10th spot this year despite LeBron James’ decision to “take his talents to South Beach.” Though Cleveland’s unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent the city’s ranking improved.
Town From Page A1 “We’re in advanced stages in conversations with various retail, restaurant and service users who will not only cater to the University of Toledo community, but the broader trade area by offering unique retail and restaurant experiences,” said Principal of Fairmount Properties, Randy Ruttenberg. “Our experience in other projects is that the most ideal merchandising mix includes national, regional and local tenants and to the extent that those best in class retailers, that we are marketing to have Toledo on their radar screen.” Schroeder said the gateway project is focusing on bringing in businesses students are interested in. “Over the last four years, every student leadership that has been in place, we’ve worked with to see what retails they’re interested in,” Schroeder said. “Students have told us they would like to see a sportsrelated restaurant, a coffee shop, a hair, nail, or tanning service and something involving a more technological service component.” The gateway project will also include 50 units of student housing on top of the businesses. “The type of housing we will be building will be
Independent Collegian Cleveland did benefit from a housing market that did not crash as much as other miserable cities. “Yet Cleveland was the only city to rank in the bottom half of each of the 10 categories we considered,” according to Forbes’ website. Detroit moved from fourth in 2010 to 15th this year, despite the number of schools being closed in the city. “Fifty-nine schools [closed in Detroit] the past two years, and a recent study suggested that the city will need to close half of the remaining 142 public schools over the next two years,” according to Forbes’ website. “The move would lead to high school class sizes of 62 students,.” Lafond, who is president of the Women’s Law Association, said she can recall Detroit’s better days and appreciates what Toledo has to offer. “I know there are still people in Michigan who have happy memories of Detroit during its heyday, and it would be great to see the city revitalized and restored to a safe, vibrant city,” she said. Chaz Boes, a sophomore double majoring in world religions and law and social thought at UT, said, “At least we [Toledo] are not number one.” more unique in nature and will be characterized by high ceilings, generous loftstyle windows and well- appointed kitchen and common areas,” Ruttenberg said. Schroeder said the prices would be comparable to what students might pay at Olde Town University Square apartments and would be marketed more towards upper classmen and graduate students. And that’s not all; this is only the first phase of the “college town” Dorr corridor. The second phase will be adding a similar strip of retailers, restaurants and possibly a movie theater on Dorr Street across from Campus Oasis. “Movie theaters are really hard to do though,” Schroeder said. Together, the two phases will create an “L” shaped strip mall setup on the corner of Dorr and Secor. However, all the planning going into this project will not matter unless Fairmount Projects is able to find enough retailers to fill the remaining 20,000 square feet. Groundbreaking for the bookstore phase of the project is supposed to start in the summer term if everything goes as planned. “This is all market based,” he said. “We have to have market type retail tenants.
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Toledo was ranked the No. 12 most miserable city in a recent article in Forbes Magazine. Stockton, Calif. earned top honors. If the market is not able to support this at this time we will put if off another year until the market can support this project.” But Ruttenberg is confident construction on Dorr will start during the summer and be ready for students in Fall 2012. “We’ve been very encouraged by the conversation we have had to date with the ideal type of user we had hoped would gravitate to this project,” Ruttenberg said. “In a number of instances, these conversations have resulted in letters of intent. We are confident we are well on our way to achieving the leasing commitments to commencing the construction of this project on time.” Ruttenberg said Fairmount has been contacting companies within their “existing network of national and regional relationships” and working with the “best class local tenants we believe can bring something unique to the mix.” One thing the foundation is not looking to attract to the college town district is more fast food restaurants. “It’s really important to maintain the integrity,” Schroeder said. “It would take away from the sense of place that this has to have fast food drive through places. We want to bring projects to Northwest Ohio that maybe aren’t even here yet.”
Lantern From Page A1 how to flourish, how to live meaningfully,” Tu said. “Each person is a center of relationships.” Tu said he has mimicked Confucius’ teachings throughout his own life. “Learning is for the sake of the self,” he said. Tu said Confucianism promotes a kind of reciprocity between human beings. He believed his knowledge through education was acquired so he can give others the information through teaching. Tu took questions from the audience after he finished his lecture where he was asked to define the thin line between justice and revenge in regards to this Confucius quote: “Repay kindness with kindness. Repay maliciousness with justice.” Tu answered, “Overcome negative desires, aggressiveness and negativity when seeking justice.” Tu also referred to the ‘Golden Rule’ created by Confucius: “Do not do to others what you would not want others to do to you.” The saying is used daily around the United States by parents, teachers and many others, proving that Confucianism is not only a Chinese concept but a universal concept. After Tu’s lecture, the Huazhong Normal University Performing Troupe arrived and performed a traditional song and dance displaying authentic Chinese culture. An estimated 350 people were in attendance at this year’s Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration, according to Guo.
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Library From Page A1 among all units that were asked to produce a cost reduction scenario,” Scarborough said. The library fee was the library’s revenue enhancement proposal to avoid cuts to their current budget, Scarborough said. “That loss in state revenue had to be covered either from cost reduction or some type of fee proposal, and so the library chose the fee proposal,” Scarborough said. Scarborough believes there must have been a miscommunication originating in library administration to the use of the fee to purchase new electronic resources. “Since the larger philosophy of the library has been looking more towards electronic materials that could have been where some of the miscommunication could have come from,” said Jon Strunk, media relations manager for UT. About a year ago Lucy Duhon, associate professor of library administration, was asked to look into purchasing a number of new innovative electronic resources to be covered by a fund promised to be provided by former Main Campus Provost Rosemary Haggett who left UT for a job in Texas last spring. The library resource fee generated $1.47 million in FY 2010 and an additional $1.28 million has been collected as
Police Blotter The following events occurred between Feb. 2 and Feb 14. Anyone with information regarding these events should contact UT Police at 419-530-2600.
On Feb. 2, a police officer was dispatched to the University Medical Center to take a burglary report. The victim stated his wallet was missing. The victim reported he was unsure if the wallet was sitting on a nightstand or on the right side of his bed when he last saw it before going to get a CT scan. The victim stated he had not had any visitors. The wallet contained $170.
On Feb. 8, a police officer was dispatched to the Student Recreation Center to take a
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Above, two dancers perform a pas de deux titled “Oh, My Brother” at yesterday’s Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration. Right, a group performs a dance titled “Paper-cut Girls” at the festival.
of Feb. 7, 2011. Duhon said the library subscribed to 20 to 25 databases under the assumption they would be paid for through the library resource fee. These databases cost the library anywhere from $4,000 to $60,000 each. These resources included: SciFinder Scholar, a major abstracting and indexing database covering chemistry, biology, medicine and other hard sciences; ASTM Standards and Digital Library, an engineering database; Euromonitor’s GMID Passport, a global business database combining business with geography; Morgan and Claypool, a collection of engineering lectures; among others. “A lot of these we added because over the years we had requests, and we always had to turn our faculty and our students down and say we just didn’t have the money,” Duhon said. Duhon said the library purchased the subscriptions because they thought they had the opportunity to fulfill needs of students and faculty that were long overdue. As a result of the lost in state funding the library has to cut a variety of these resources. The widely-used OhioLink system would be one of the resources affected by this cut in funding. “We rely on OhioLink resources to a great degree and we were hoping to use this theft report. The victim believes his wallet fell out of his pocket in the men’s locker room when he was changing. He discovered his wallet was at the front desk, but when he retrieved it, $3 in cash, his debit card and social security card were missing from it. The victim later found out his debit card had been used at the recreation center’s ATM machine. The victim’s debit card had been used for two transactions, one for $100 and another for $75.27. On Feb. 9, a police officer was dispatched to the Student Recreation Center to take a theft report. The victim stated she put her coat down outside the women’s locker room. She then entered the locker room and when she came out, the coat was gone. The victim reported a key to her vehicle was also in the coat when it was taken. On Feb. 14, a police officer
money to add more things to OhioLink, but also to purchase resources and databases through other vendors other than OhioLink,” Suter said. Suter said students might see a decrease in the number of databases accessible through OhioLink. “I’m hoping that students won’t be disappointed with the resources that our libraries have to offer them, but at the same time I’m afraid that they may very well see a decrease in what we have to offer,” Suter said. The Carlson Library is in a state of transition. “Along with this initiative of providing new electronic resources we also were asked to clear out our building of older bound volumes and to convert that space to electronic space, or classroom space, space for enhanced information technology, and coupled with that we added a couple of electronic collects that would serve as back files from the JSTOR Company,” Duhon said. Suter said libraries have always been a place where things change and the library is pretty good at adapting to change, but right now things are very uncertain and the library is working though all the issues. Scarborough is not fazed by funding issues because people at UT have always found a way to overcome those and will continue to do so. was dispatched to Wolfe Hall to take a theft report. The victim stated she left her anniversary ring with five marquee cut diamonds on her workstation desk. Upon returning the next day, the ring was missing. The victim searched her home and office to make sure she hadn’t misplaced the item but did not find it. The ring was valued at $3,000.
Theft from motor vehicle
On Feb. 13, a police officer was dispatched to parking lot 19 to take a theft from motor vehicle report. The victim reported he parked his vehicle in lot 19 and when he returned, he observed both passenger side windows had been broken and his iPod, valued at $200, in-dash CD player valued at $150, amplifier valued at $150 and subwoofer valued at $250 were stolen.
“Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.” — Steven Wright
Feb. 18 — Feb. 23
friday Mickey Finn’s Pub — Boogie Matrix will be performing with Shank Bone at the club at 8:30 p.m.
Valentine Theatre — Harvey will be shown in this week’s Silver Screen Film Classics series at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4, there is a full cash bar, $2 popcorn, $3 tall drafts and free meter parking is available.
Valentine Theatre — Evil Dead: The Musical will be performed at the theatre Friday and Saturday this week. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. for both days. This musical is recommended for those 16 years of age and older. Tickets are $15 plus tax. Visit ValentineTheatre.com for ticket information.
saturday Toledo Zoo — The zoo will be
Arts and Life Thursday, February 17, 2011
DC Guastella – Editor
Glass City grads Networks for new job seekers By A. Sharp For the IC
The transition from college to a career can be very overwhelming and intimidating for students. While the Internet has long been a fixture for job hunters, some new sites are making the networking aspect of it more localized. A frequently asked question college students may have as graduation approaches is “So what’s next?” According to an article by the Wall Street Journal last year, “there are roughly 17 percent of people aged 20 to 24 that do not have jobs, and two million are unemployed.” Many feel the importance of building relationships and networking before going out into corporate America is not stressed enough to undergraduates. More ignored than this are the open opportunities that await graduating students. The reasoning for this may be that they have not been resourceful enough to seek those opportunities, the information has not be recommended or made available to them. There could possibly be hope for students graduating in the near future, with the hope that the economy will peek its head above the deep dark hole in which it currently resides. Some steps both undergraduates and graduating seniors can do to ensure a successful journey into the career field is to visit the Office of Career services regularly. Here at UT, there are all sorts of great opportunities advertised with layer upon layer of flyers and advertisements posted on bulletin boards in the Student Union Building. Terri Burnette, assistant director at UT’s Office of Career Services, gives a lot of tips that may be very encouraging to students who ponder about life after college. There are benefits to being familiar with the Office of Career Services - it actually helps students build the confidence to go out into the business world and not become defeated by rejection or because of lack of experience. “The students who tend to come to our office regularly and those who don’t wait until the last minute before graduation tend to do better at finding a job and figuring out what strategies are effective and we help teach them those skills,” Burnettsaid. She also encouraged students to become more proactive and seek out experiences as an undergraduate, such as applying for internships to be in their desired market, and joining organizations. Becoming a member of an organization provides students with the valuable opportunity to network. For the less-thansavvy job seekers, networking is the act of meeting others in your field, finding those with similar interests and exchanging contact information in a more informal setting. These days, many different undertakings can be considered “networking.” By networking with organizations at UT, the goal is that one can get a sense of capability. Joining on-campus groups are also great resume builders. “Students who do these things from the time they enter as a freshman are more successful. We even have alumni that come in. There are most people who don’t even know our offices exist,” Burnett explained.
offering free admission to Lucas
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County residents Feb. 19-21 in celebration of Presidents’ Day
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weekend. Frozentoesen Winter
Weekend activities are also at no additional charge.
PJs in NYC annoy
This week, Barb responds to an email from someone who recently located to the Big Apple.
Frankie’s Inner-City — The Toasters will be performing with Polka Floyd and El Blanco Dia-
Dear Barb E. Dahl,
blo on Sunday. Doors open at 8
What is your take on the subject of pajama jeans? When did wearing pajamas outside become a socially acceptable fashion choice outside of Wal-Mart and college campuses? Can this madness be stopped?
p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, the night of the show.
Annoyed in New York
Franciscan Center Commons — There will be a Celebration of
Annoyed in New York,
Black History Month at the commons from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Lourdes choir, guest choirs will be performing. There will be a keynote speaker and area dignitaries will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served. .
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Toledo Photo Corner Cast of ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’ at the Collingwood Arts Center
I wish I could come up with a valid excuse for people who wear their pajamas in public as if their scraps of flannel are the next fashion staple. This is quickly becoming the most horrid and shameful norm. However, there are exceptions. While a slightly oversized tee shirt and a pair of baggy sweats aren’t the pinnacle of high class, they are perfectly understandable for a trip to the dining hall or grocery store. On the contrary, there is no good reason to roll out of bed
By Barb E. Dahl For the IC
and completely disregard changing into clothes. Because, believe it or not, pajamas are meant to be worn as pajamas. The most rare and most painful PJ faux pas comes in the form of matching pant and top sets. When this same snuggly fleece is covered with designs aimed at being cute, but somehow missing the mark, the wearer may in fact be confused for a young child or grandmother. This confusion would not take place should the pajamas be worn in the proper setting. Patterns of monkeys and cupcakes may be warm and comfortable while covering your sleeping body beneath a thick — PJs, Page B2
PJs From Page B1 blanket, but have no place in the public arena. As for pajama jeans, execution is key. While denim will always be a classic, if a more comfortable alternative look is just as good, there is potential for greatness.
While a slightly oversized tee shirt and a pair of baggy sweats aren’t the pinnacle of high class, they are perfectly understandable for a trip to the dining hall or grocery store. Barb E. Dahl UT Fashionista
When it comes to pajama pants, they seem to walk a fine line between regular clothing and sloppy laziness. When you walk out of your house wearing pajamas pants and you don’t jazz them up, you’re saying to the world “I give up.” In order to put an end to such issues, the comfort level
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of other clothing must be enhanced. Unfortunately, there isn’t much in the world more comfortable than all-cotton PJs. Pajamas and their similar counterparts will more than likely continue to bare a strong presence, particularly on the college campus. It is my sincere hope that this madness can at least be tamed. Maybe in the future, comfort will be the ultimate criteria for what outfit you choose; for now though, there is an idea of “being presentable,” and for the time being, pajamas should only be worn in the privacy of your own bedroom. Maybe it will go in the other direction — there may even come a day when staying in the same, dirty, skin cell-covered fabrics for 24 hours, is finally out of style.
Another form of networking, web-based social networks, have been on the rise since MySpace in 2003. Currently Facebook is considered by most to be the number one social network. According to istrategylabs. com, Facebook has experienced a staggering 145 percent growth amongst college students - without mentioning the Twitter phenomenon, which despite being the newcomer to the social networking game has also experienced a considerable rise in users and status since its invention in 2006. These social networks have become a way of life so it seems, yet some feel it has become a distraction in classrooms and at business meetings.
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The New Social Networks There are other social networks aimed at college students who want to interact with other students on a professional level including LinkedIn which has become
popular among students. LinkedIn was started by cofounder, Reid Hoffman in 2002 and the site officially launched in May of 2003 with a total of 4,500 members. Today, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 90 million members in over 200 countries. Krista Foley, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, noticed all of the cities she had once lived in had a social network for college students except for Toledo. In December of 2010, Foley decided to create a social network for students in Toledo called Glass City Young Professionals through MeetUp.com. MeetUp, another social network site, is designed specifically for local users hoping to reach out to their fellow denizens. Foley’s network caters to grad students and young professionals who are ready to start their careers. GCYP is a network where individuals or groups can propose ideas for outings, come together for events and meet other young
Thursdayy, February 17, 2011 professionals in the process but it is not a site that helps students to get jobs unlike LinkedIn. Getting Help Although the Office of Career Services has much to offer, UT student Danielle White, a graduating senior majoring in criminal justice has other thoughts on the subject. “Throughout my college career, the Office of Career Services has not served me well. I feel that they promote that they help but when you actually go before them to get help, they aren’t helpful at all,” she said. White tries to seek out all of the opportunities she feels she qualifies for - along with completing an internship for the Toledo Police department. She also believes most students are unaware of the steps that they should take to make themselves successful after graduation. The issue of going straight into a career or going to graduate school and completing an internship to
gain experience is what confuses most students because they simply do not know which road to take. “A lot of people assume that more education means more jobs and it doesn’t necessarily. In some fields experience is valued more than anything beyond a bachelors degree,” Burnett said. Social networks like Glass City Young Professionals and LinkedIn are just the beginning of what can become a successful journey into your career field. “I would definitely use those social networks, but what students want is something that is informative to use; some thing that will help us and if it doesn’t steer us in the right direction then it is simply just like Facebook.” White added. All students should continue to seek out opportunities ahead of time so that the tail end of their college career can be stress free and without the thoughts of daunting obstacles that threaten students in corporate America.
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A screenshot of members on Foley’s page for Toledoan job seekers.
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Sophomore Yolanda Richardson attempts to block a shot in the Rockets 76-39 win over WMU.
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Kick Returner of the Year Toledo sophomore Eric Page will recieve his National Kick Returner of the Year Trophy from College Football Performance Awards at halftime of the menâ€™s game on Saturday.
It is not about wins and losses this year. It’s about, are we playing the right way ?
Tod Kowalczyk UT men’s head coach
Sports Thursday, February 17, 2011
Zach Davis – Editor
UT keeps winning streak alive By Nate Pentecost IC Staff Writer
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The University of Toledo women’s basketball team extended their home winning streak to nine games on Wednesday night.
shots down.” Senior forward Ebony Cleary The Rockets earned their scored 12 for Western Michiseventh consecutive win by de- gan (7-18, 3-9 MAC) making feating Western Michigan 76-39 her the only Bronco to reach on Wednesday night at Savage double-digits. Senior guard Brenna Bankston addArena, tying the loned eight points and gest winning streak five rebounds while jusince the 2002-2003 nior forward Miame season. The game Giden had eight points marks the largest marand a game-high six gin of victory for UT rebounds. since a 92-36 win over Shafir scored the Iona in 2002. game’s first six points “Looking over their ,and following an Inconference play, the gersoll jump shot Tobiggest key of the ledo led 8-0 at the game was holding Ingersoll 15:35 mark. A them under 60,” UT Bankston three pointhead coach Tricia Cullop said. “Being able to hold er with 13:16 left in the first cut them to 39 was a very impres- the Rocket lead to 10-7 before sive defensive effort. It was UT went on a 25-7 tear to end better than what I thought the half at 37-14. With the game well in hand, would occur because they the Rockets bench saw considhave such great scorers.” Junior guard Naama Shafir erable playing time in the secled the Rockets with 13 points, ond half. Seven reserves took while junior Courtney Ingersoll the court against Western Michigan and among those added 12 points, inwho took advantage cluding 3 of 5 from were sophomore three-point range. guard Riley McCor“I’m trying to do mick and junior guard what I can to help the Haylie Linn who each team,” Shafir said. 76 scored 11 points in “Every time I get a Toledo good shot it’s be- W. Michigan 39 the second half. “It was great to be cause someone screened for me or someone able to play the end of the made a good pass. Maybe I got bench because those kids have the points at the end but it’s not fought so hard in practice all season long,” Cullop said. “It just me.” The Rockets (19-6, 11-1 Mid- was kind of fun for our first American Conference) made group to get a chance to experiover half their shots from the ence role-reversal and cheer for floor on the night, including 42 them.” Toledo will travel to Muncie , percent from beyond the arc. “I think a lot of us are just Ind. to play Ball State (9-16, relaxing now,” Ingersoll said. 4-8) on Saturday, Feb. 19. in “We’re confident and that’s Worthen Arena. Tip-off is allowing us to knock the scheduled for 1 p.m.
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Junior guard Naama Shafir had 13 points and had five assists in the 76-39 victory over Western Michigan on Wednesday.
Rockets lose 45th straight on road By Zach Davis Sports Editor
freshman point guard J.T Thomas. “Zach Leahy and Jay ShunToledo extended the nation’s longest road losing nar were playing the point streak to 45 games on Tues- guard postions,” Kowalczyk day with an 83-62 loss at Ball said. “Neither of those guys State. The Rockets have a have played one second of 1-60 record on the road in high school point guard.” Reese Holliday the last three seamade all six of his sons and have lost all shots, leading UT 13 this year under with a season-high first-year head coach 18 points and 10 reTod Kowalczyk. bounds. The fresh“We are playing the man forward has five hand we were dealt,” double-doubles on Kowalczyk said. “We the season, the most were competitive. on the team. Then, Malcolm [GrifSophomore guard fin] gets in foul trouAnyijong Malcolm Griffin (6 of ble, they go on a run, 12) was the only othwe don’t have a point guard, and they press us. If er Rocket to score in double you were at the game you figures with 13 and fouled out in 29 minutes. Senior would have said we battled. “It is not about wins and forward Justin Anyijong (3 losses this year. It’s about, of 5), who had scored in are we playing the game the double digits the last two games off the right way? Are we bench, chipped in being competitive? nine. Are we getting betThe Cardinals ter? Are our young were led offensiveguys developing?” ly by freshman The Rockets last 83 guard Chris Bond road win was in Ball State 62 (8 of 12) who had March 2008 in an Toledo 18 points, 10 reovertime victory over Central Michigan. The bounds and five steals. The Rockets led 15-10 earlast time UT defeated an opponent without overtime ly in the first half but Ball State battled back to retake was February 2007. “Good teams win on the the lead with nine minutes road,” Kowalczyk said. remaining before the intermission. The Cardinals used “Good teams win on a late 6-1 run to exthe road and that’s it. tend their lead to 40I have said it 32 at halftime. enough.” Ball State struck With the loss, Toearly in the second ledo drops to 4-22 on half with a 13-2 run the season, with a to stretch the lead to 1-11 record in Mid15 at 54-39. The CarAmerican Conferdinals lead grew to ence play. Ball State as many as 21 as (15-10, 7-5) remains a half game back of BSU coasted to a Griffin Western Michigan in victory. the hunt for the Toledo will be league’s West Division looking for its first win in a crown. month when it takes on The Cardinals scored 26 Eastern Illinois (8-18, 4-12 points off 24 Toledo turn- Ohio Valley Conference) in overs as Ball State ran away its ESPNU Bracketbusters with the victory. The Rock- matchup on Saturday at 7 ets were once again without p.m. in Savage Arena.
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Freshman forward Reese Holliday scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the 83-62 loss at Ball State on Tuesday night.