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GOP takes over House, short on Senate U.S. Senate races
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Tuesday night marked the end of the 2010 election cycle, numerous campaigns and unified Legislative and Executive Branches at the federal level. For many, it represented either a day of reckoning or disappointment for voters, depending on their party. Gains were made by both the Republicans and the Democrats — making the final total a 51 to 46 lead in the Senate for the Democrats and a 220 to 153 win in the House of Representa-
tives for the Republicans. “I think voters made it clear — they weren’t happy,” said Victoria Jarufe, a sophomore majoring in political science who is a member of the UT College Republicans. While some voters think the outcome of the election in the House of Representatives was due to overall dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party, voters on the other side of the spectrum had a different view. “People forget that things are a lot better than they were two years ago,” said — Election, Page A2
Ohio and Toledo-area 2010 midterm election results Governor: John Kasich (R):
Marcy Kaptur (D):
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Size of majority
Great Depression leads to a landslide for Franklin Roosevelt and the Democrats
Edna Brown (D):
Republicans pick up 81 seats
Midway through FDRÕs second term the GOP stages a comeback
Republicans pick up 60 seats*
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Tenysha Roberts (right) and Benita Morreno (left) vote at their polling place on Nebraska Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.
GOP reaps windfall from independent voters and Tea Party activists *Results as of 9 a.m., ET Nov. 3
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‘Spectacle and presentation’ How 3-D cinema is more money and less artistic integrity
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Student entrepreneurs at odds with university Founder of MyCollegeStuff.net denied placing signs on campus By Vincent J. Curkov IC Staff Writer
By Vincent D. Scebbi Features Editor
The following is the third part of a four-part series on the cinema industry. The series will conclude by discussing how movie theaters provide an escape for its patrons, especially in economically difficult times. Hollywood executives’ decisions to produce more 3-D films have caused some to feel moviemakers are jeopardizing the artistic quality of films. Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Toledo Matt Yockey said over the past 35 years, the movie industry has been shifting away from originality and going to the “least common denominator,” an example of which is the film industry’s reliance on already-popular stories. “Hollywood studios
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Rich Iott (R):
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Republicans scored big over President Barack Obama, posting the biggest party turnover in the U.S. House of Representatives in more than 70 years.
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Some think the increase in 3-D films is an example of how the movie industry is more interested in profits than the artistic value of producing a film. reorganized itself around this: mentally focusing on big blockbuster films,” he said. “It just seems that we’ve continued into this trend over the past few decades to big-budget spectacle at the expense of story and character.”
Because of this trend, Yockey said the artistic films are having more difficulty finding investors. “If we consider Europe, which has been traditionally the fountainhead of art film since the 1950s, filmmakers are finding it
extremely difficult to get funding to make their movies and increasingly difficult to make their films and get distribution to the U.S.,” Yockey said. He added that the — Cinema, Page A8
After making a verbal agreement with UT for free advertising on campus, the creators of MyCollegeStuff. net claim they were denied advertising and told to remove their ads from the Student Union Building. “After many meetings with [Interim] Dean [of Students] Michele Martinez during the spring and throughout the summer, we were reassured free advertising on campus and that MyCollegeStuff would be treated like a student service,” said founder of MyCollegeStuff.net Dane Theisen, a senior majoring in international business marketing. Martinez, however, said the agreement for free advertising was only given to MyCollegeStuff.net over the summer. “[They] wanted to hang a banner in the Student Union
for the summer,” she said. The MyCollegeStuff.net banner was taken down on the first day of the fall semester after Theisen spent $1000 on signs to hang in the Student Union and in the outdoor cases around campus, according to Theisen. “We were told to take those back to the car,” said CSO of MyCollegeStuff.net Josh Marvin, a senior majoring in international business marketing at UT. Martinez said this was because the space was given to student organizations, which get first priority in advertising. “Our student organizations wanted that space,” Martinez said. “Student organizations have the first priority in the Student Union for advertising.” MyCollegeStuff.net was the result of Theisen and Marvin’s frustration with the — Student, Page A8
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but it was rougher than I thought.” Not all news was good for the Republicans, though. Samaa Moosa, a senior ma- Toledo and the rest of Ohio’s Ninth District rejoring in psychology. Republican Eighth Dis- elected Marcy Kaptur to her 15th term in the US House trict Representative John of Representatives. Boehner saw one of the Brad Davy, campaign race’s largest gains. As the manager for Marcy Kaptur, Republicans claimed leaderbelieves her victory is the ship of the House, Boehner result of time-tested dedicawas appointed Speaker of tion to the Ninth District. the House, usurping the seat “She’s shown that she’s of Nancy Pelosi. got a lot of support,” he “This is a great opportu- said. nity for the Republicans to Davy said he believes show what we can do,” said Kaptur will continue to President of the UT College bring money back to the reRepublicans Jon Sander. gion despite speculations of “[We can] set the country a coastal bias in the House. on the right path.” “[During the campaign] Sander said Boehner’s ac- earmarks did come up a bit, ceptance speech “was but you should know that great, it almost brought Marcy has been a strong tears to my eyes as it did voice for the Ninth District, his.” which is often ignored in Ohio was also the home Washington D.C.,” Davy to two of the said. closest races Some UT this election s t u d e n t s cycle, the guweren’t foI was disappoint- cused entirely bernatorial Ohio and the reed, but not sur- on cently-vacatprised ... Portman races. Sam Wasylyed Senate was winning for the shyn, a graduseat. last month. Every- ate student The gubernatorial batbody knows it was a majoring in political scitle between rough night for the ence, said he former repres e n t a t i v e - Democrats, but it was paid the closturned-busirougher than est attention Kentucky’s nessman John I thought. to Senate race, Kasich and where he faincumbent vored winner Governor Ted Emily Hardcastle Rand Paul. Strickland “When the was called in Vice President, Tea Party first late Tuesday College Democrats began, one of night. Kasich their major will take over the governor’s office in Jan- concerns was about the Feduary after gaining 49 per- eral Reserve controlling the cent of the vote for the win money supply. It will be left up to Rand to make sure on Tuesday. The former seat of now that they don’t create any resigned Senator George economic bubbles” WasylyVoinovich, for which former shyn said. While some students Lieutenant Governor Lee played up party politics as Fisher and Republican newrationale, others comer Robert Portman their fought over, also came to a claimed their votes were priclose with Portman winning marily issue-based. “It’s not about political the race by an 18 percent parties,” Jarufe said. “Amerimargin. Some Democrat voters cans just don’t agree with were not surprised by the the direction of the current administration.” election’s outcome. Hardcastle said this is the “I was disappointed, but Republicans’ opportunity to not surprised,” said Vice President of the UT College “do something.” “I hope to see legislation Democrats Emily Hardcastle. “Portman was winning passed,” she said. “Republifor the last month. Every- cans have been the party of body knows it was a rough ‘no,’ but this is their oppornight for the Democrats, tunity to do something.”
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Beta Alpha Psi holds fall fundraiser for Susan G. Komen foundation By Sam Fetters IC Staff Writer
As some baby-faced students searched “how to grow a beard” in preparation for No-Shave November, Beta Alpha Psi was wrapping up its fall fundraising with an event at JoJo’s Pizzeria on Monroe Street. For every person that placed an order during the Oct. 26 event and mentioned Beta Alpha Psi or Race for the Cure, 25 percent of the order, excluding alcohol or special items, was donated to breast cancer awareness group Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Beta Alpha Psi, a professional organization for accounting students, began working with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure a few years ago and has staged several benefits since then. According to Beta Alpha Psi president Jenna Adelphia, the fraternity raises money for Susan G. Komen all year. The exact amount of money raised was unknown, but Ben Blaesing, a co-fundraising chair for Beta Alpha Psi, said before the event began the fraternity received donations and already raised more money before the start than they did last year. Blaesing attributes the early success to increased advertising on the radio, the Internet, emails sent to students and flyers placed around campus. “My sister also made a big donation the day before,” Blaesing said. Adelphia said Beta Alpha Psi is also in charge of the “Pie Your Professor” event in the spring. All proceeds from that event also benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. According to Blaesing, Beta Alpha Psi began raising funds for the foundation because breast cancer is a disease that affects
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University of Toledo Accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi held a fall fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the breast cancer. Proceeds will go to the Susan G Komen for the Cure. most people either directly or indirectly. “[Susan G. Komen for the Cure] was on the top of my head,” he said. “My grandmother was a breast cancer survivor. It’s a cause everyone can relate to.” Adelphia said working with this region’s Susan G. Komen has been done with ease, and “good relationships and established bridges” have been formed between the foundation and the fraternity. Melissa Mahoney of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio said student fundraising, such as the events put on by Beta Alpha Psi, contribute significantly to the foundation. According to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website, they raised $327 million in revenue for the fiscal year which ended in March of 2009.
Mahoney said the money raised would go toward programs to raise breast cancer consciousness. “It’s all about awareness,” she said. “We get phone calls every week from people and organizations trying to help.” According to Mahoney, awareness programs emphasize women do self-exams and be aware of their bodies, regardless of age. Although regular mammograms are not required until the age of 40, breast cancer is not unheard of in college-aged women, and all women should regularly perform careful exams on themselves. Early detection greatly increases women’s chance of breast cancer survival. According to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website, every one-in-eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life.
Mahoney adds men can be at risk for breast cancer and the best way to prevent the effects of breast cancer is for men to know their bodies. For men as well as women, a doctor should look at any irregularities. Mahoney said students who are seeking to volunteer with the foundation should feel free to call the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northwest Ohio, which is headquartered in Toledo. She stressed to potential volunteers and donors “every little bit helps” and welcomed interested parties. For more information from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, directions on how to do a self-exam, or to find volunteer opportunities, contact Susan G. Komen of Northwest Ohio on the web at www.komennwohio.org.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Meet the next House speaker, Ohio’s John Boehner
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House Minority Leader John Boehner speaks before thousands of veterans at the National American Legion Convention at the Frontier Airline Center on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By William Douglas McClatchy Newspapers(MCT)
WASHINGTON — To hear House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner tell it, many of America's economic ills were cured the moment that Republicans won control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night. "I think the most immediate thing will happen the day after the election," Boehner predicted at a July breakfast. "We're not going to raise taxes. ... We're not going to have cap and trade (carbon-emission limits) on the House floor. Removing that uncertainty that exists today will do more to help America's employers than anything we do." With Republicans gaining control of the House _ effective in January _ the question now is how Boehner, R-Ohio, will lead his new majority, one fueled by tea party anger and powered by a perceived mandate to shake up Congress. The answer is, it won't be easy, political analysts agree. While Boehner maintained near-unanimity among
Republicans after Democrats won the House in 2006, it's now expected that he'll have to harness a combustible mix of establishment GOP lawmakers and a new flock of no-retreat-no-surrender GOP freshmen once he takes the gavel from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. And whatever a Boehnerled House might accomplish in terms of legislation over the next two years, it's likely to face obstacles from the more deliberative Senate and from President Barack Obama's veto pen. "Mr. Boehner will be in some degree of difficulty in handling the factions in the majority coalition," said Carl Pinkele, a political science professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. "There are going to be rigid tea party types. Boehner will be obligated to the tea party, and to establishment Republicans who chair committees. It's a lot easier to be cohesive when you're in the minority and you have an objective and an enemy."
Boehner isn't as recognizable as Pelosi or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. He's probably best known for his yearround tan — which he says is natural, not sunlamp-induced — his passion for golf and his chain-smoking cigarette habit, which he's in no hurry to quit. Boehner is a self-professed creature of the House. He's a well-tailored, 10-term lawmaker with strong ties to lobbyists. He loves to legislate and isn't averse to striking deals with Democrats — he fondly recalls working closely on education issues with the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. — which could rub some new GOP lawmakers the wrong way and stir backroom tensions in the House. It also could encourage his potential GOP rivals to look for an opening against him. "What you probably have here is a leader who will look where the troops are going and run a little faster, and look to see if Cantor is going
to stab you in the back or if Pence will stab you in the chest," said Norman Ornstein, an expert on Congress at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative research center in Washington. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., is the House minority whip, and Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., is the chairman of the House Republican Conference. Boehner's allies say that his even keel, forged over a sometimes rocky congressional career, will be an asset in leading the new majority. "He appreciates that power ebbs and flows. He understands that power can be fleeting," said Michael Franc, the vice president for government relations at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research center, and a House aide during the 1994 GOP takeover. "The biggest challenge he'll face is dealing with expectations from some of the new members and the American people, particularly the conservative base." Boehner's expected elevation to the speaker's chair
will cap an extraordinary rise, fall and renaissance for the 60-year-old lawmaker, a night-school graduate who's the second oldest of 12 children and the son of a Cincinnati neighborhood bar owner. "I grew up mopping floors, waiting tables, washing dishes and every rotten job," Boehner said in a brief stump speech in Ohio over the weekend. "I have worked every night shift you can imagine, and I am going to tell you what: I loved every job that I had, at least until I got the next one." After becoming the first college (Xavier University) graduate in his family, Boehner went to work for a plastics-packaging business that he eventually took over and turned into a big success. Boehner's office declined a McClatchy request for an interview, but in speeches and interviews in the months leading to the elections, Boehner has outlined how he'd run the House and his immediate agenda. "The first thing I would do is repeal Obamacare," Boehner said last summer, referring to the health care overhaul, adding that he'd replace it with unspecified lower-cost solutions. "Not only will it ruin the best health care system in the world, it will bankrupt our country." However, repeal is unlikely, as Democrats probably retain enough power in Congress to block it, and Obama retains his veto. Boehner also has called for extending tax cuts and reining in federal spending to be priorities. On spending, he's called for ending the practice of rolling many federal programs into comprehensive spending bills in favor of requiring specific votes agency by agency. "Members shouldn't have to vote for big increases at the Commerce Department just because they support NASA," he said last month in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute. "Each department and agency should have to justify itself each year to the full House and Senate, and be judged on its own." Some Boehner allies suggest that he'll propose
a package of substantial spending cuts — in the $100 billion range — to keep conservatives and tea party supporters happy. In addition, Boehner has indicated that he wants to change the acrimonious atmosphere in Congress. Just as Pelosi did when she campaigned for speaker, Boehner has called for more transparency in the House by posting bills online three days before any vote so the public can read them, and by having more open debates on the House floor, with a free flow of amendments. "Yes, we will still try to outmaneuver each other," he told the American Enterprise Institute. "But let's make it a fair fight. Instead of selling our members short, let's give them a chance to do their jobs." Boehner was first elected to the House in 1990. He quickly became one of seven GOP House freshmen backbenchers — a so-called "Gang of Seven" — who made names for themselves by hounding the Democratic House leadership for a check-bouncing scandal in the chamber's bank. Once Republicans gained control of the House in 1994, Boehner rose to House Republican Conference chairman, the fourth-ranking leadership job. In that position he developed ties with lobbyists. His coziness with Washington's K Street lobbyists resulted in an embarrassing moment in 1996, when he distributed checks from tobacco lobbyists to Republican colleagues on the House floor, a move he later apologized for. He also helped pass a rule that forbids distributing donations on the House floor. After Republicans lost five House seats in 1998, Boehner was voted out of the GOP leadership. He plunged into his legislative work and reemerged in 2006 after a Texas indictment forced House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, RTexas, to resign his post. Boehner ran for majority leader, sending the 230-member GOP caucus a 37-page road map for a "majority that matters." He won, and he's led the House GOP ever since.
Web coupons likely to alter holiday shopping By Andrea Chang Los Angeles Times(MCT)
LOS ANGELES — As shoppers get ready for another tough holiday season, more will be using coupons _ but not your mother's old-school, cut-on-the-dotted-line version. A new breed of coupons — zapped daily to consumers' e-mail accounts and offering local deals for spa treatments, restaurants, yoga classes, hot-air balloon rides, clothing stores and even Botox — has transformed the dowdy discounts into a social media phenomenon that's attracting a new generation of fans. The savings are eye-popping: 50 percent to 90 percent off is typical. But there's a catch. If you want that $40 mani-pedi for 15 bucks, you'll have to pay upfront with a credit card and you'll have to move fast. The chance to snag one of these vouchers usually lasts no more than 24 hours (though merchants will honor them for weeks or months). Bargain-hungry shoppers are hooked. "Daily deals" websites including Groupon, LivingSocial and Screamin Daily Deals have attracted millions of users, a lot of them young, urban and techsavvy. Many say they love the excitement of waking up in the morning, checking the latest deal online and
deliberating with friends on Facebook or Twitter about whether to buy — all while the clock ticks down. "It's totally addictive," said Yi Zhang, a 24-year-old from West Los Angeles who has spent more than $1,000 on dozens of daily deals in the last year. "Sometimes I press 'refresh' at midnight if I'm awake." Retail watchers say the websites have given the retail industry a much-needed lift. Local merchants get an immediate injection of cash, and pure profit if customers pay for the coupons but never use them. More important is exposure: Groupon, for instance, has more than half a million subscribers in the Los Angeles market alone. There are risks. Some business owners have lost money on the promotions or have been unable to convert deal seekers into permanent customers. Others have capped the number of vouchers they'll honor on a given day, angering buyers. Still, the deals are proving popular with both merchants and consumers. A recent Groupon offer — $50 for a 50-minute massage or facial with aromatherapy, half the usual $100 price — netted 1,618 purchases for Los Angeles-area Dtox Day Spa. "Ninety percent of the people we're getting are new clientele," co-owner Cary Mock said. "It helps to put us on the
map." The trend is quickly spreading beyond merchants. Nonprofits such as the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif, have attracted thousands of new patrons using daily deals. Major retail chains are jumping in too: Apparel giant Gap recently sold $50 gift certificates for $25 on Groupon — shoppers nationwide snapped up 445,000 of them in just 24 hours. Another recent Groupon was a $20 deal for $40 worth of merchandise at the Body Shop. And now companies including newspapers and consumer reviews website Yelp are rolling out their own programs. The Los Angeles Times' parent company, Tribune Co., recently signed a deal with Groupon to start a daily deals website, called Liquid Coupon, powered by Groupon's software and customer support. Tribune Co. is a partner in McClatchy-Tribune News Service. The daily deals phenomenon "is a rocket ship unlike anything we've probably seen in consumer shopping online," said Brad Wilson, a discounts expert and founder of BradsDeals.com. "It's brilliant." The websites generally follow a similar format: A daily deals company partners with a local business, which offers one of its products or services at a deep discount.
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The Foundry in Los Angeles, California, offered a Groupon deal this year. Businesses give such “daily deals” websites a big cut of the revenue from the vouchers: A 50-50 split is typical. Consumers can buy the deal for themselves or as a gift for someone else. After a deal is bought, consumers print out their emailed vouchers and present them to the merchant when they want to redeem; some companies allow buyers to show the purchase on their smart phones. Merchants are responsible for tracking which coupons are redeemed to prevent duplication.
With Americans expected to shop frugally for the holidays this year, deal sites are planning big promotions. LivingSocial will launch 12 Days of Gifting, a program that will offer 12 consecutive days of "inherently giftable" deals such as fine dining and winemaking, Chief Executive Tim O'Shaughnessy said. The company — which has 10 million subscribers in the U.S., Canada, Britain and Ire-
land — said it has saved consumers more than $100 million this year. Groupon, too, will put a "huge emphasis on gifting" this holiday season, President Rob Solomon said. The company began two years ago in Chicago and has since racked up 25 million subscribers in 31 countries. "We're really going to go for it and really blow it out," Solomon said.
A4 Police Blotter
The following events occurred between Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Anyone with information regarding these events should contact UT Police at 419-530-2600.
On Oct. 28, a police officer was dispatched to the Health Science and Human Services Building to take a theft report. The victim stated an unknown person entered his office and stole his book bag, which contained a university laptop computer. The unknown male suspect was caught on video surveillance leaving the building with the bag. The laptop was valued at $560 and did not contain any university data. On Oct. 26, a police officer was dispatched to the University of Toledo Medical Center hospital cafeteria to take a theft report. The reporting person stated someone had taken a bag of bagels that are delivered each day to the cafeteria and are left on the counter near the gift shop. The bag was later found with several bagels missing. A female suspect was caught on video surveillance stealing the bagels. On Oct. 26, a police officer was dispatched to take a theft report at the Student Recreation Center. The victim reported he was missing money from his wallet after playing pool. The victim stated he went out to smoke and took his book bag with him when his wallet fell out of his bag. Upon returning, he noticed his wallet on the floor near the pool table he had been playing at. The wallet was missing $350 along with receipts. On Oct. 28, a police officer was dispatched to the Law Center to take a theft report.
Independent Collegian The victim stated he placed his laptop and textbook in a chair in the Law Center and when he returned, the items were missing. The victim stated the door to the room was closed, but not locked. The items were valued at a total of $1190.
Theft from motor vehicle
On Oct. 28, a police officer was dispatched to parking lot 05 to take a theft from motor vehicle report. The victim reported her University of Toledo “C” parking pass was stolen from her vehicle. The parking pass was valued at $125. On Oct. 29, a police officer was dispatched to parking lot 09 to take a theft from motor vehicle report. The victim stated his UT “D” parking pass was stolen from his vehicle. The parking pass was valued at $125. On Nov. 1, a police officer was dispatched to parking lot 27A to take a theft from motor vehicle report. The victim stated her laptop was taken from her vehicle. The victim stated she was certain she locked her vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry. Upon inspecting the vehicle, the officer discovered the driver’s door to the vehicle had been left unlocked. The laptop was valued at $500.
On Oct. 28, a police officer was dispatched to Carter Hall West to take a burglary report. The victim stated she was missing $400 from her purse. She stated she had the cash in her purse inside her dorm room after coming home from work and when she went to retrieve it a few days later, it was missing. The victim stated she has not been in the room much over the past couple of days and is not sure who may have taken the money.
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20th Wallenburgh recipient awarded UT student Sarah Lawrence awarded in honor of Holocaust hero Jennifer Ison For the IC
individual. There were two other worthy candidates. She was the most worthy,” For the past 20 years, the Karp said. Lawrence dedicated herRaoul Wallenberg Scholar Award has been awarded to self to helping those who a University of Toledo stu- need her. After graduating dent with a tireless passion from Calvin College with a for helping those who can- bachelor’s degree in communication disorders, she not help themselves. The most recent recipient traveled to Honduras to of the award is Sarah Law- volunteer in a battered rence, a graduate student women’s shelter. “I had some selfish goals of UT’s College of in going. I Education. wanted to Lawrence learn Spanwas a volunteer in HonIt was a crash ish,” she said. After her duras, Cencourse in teach- v o l u n t e e r tral America ing, but I had great term ended, for five years despite her support from trained Lawrence deoriginal plan teachers and cided to stay Central to stay for teammates. in America to only five to apply for a six months. teaching posiR o b e r t Sarah Lawrence on tion in an Karp, a Jew- her time in E n g l i s h ish resident Honduras. speaking in the area Recipient, Wallenberg Award school. She and former was given the UT student, endowed this scholarship position of a fifth grade 20 years ago. He felt that teacher despite the fact the Wallenberg was a good role she had no degree in model for the community education. “It was a crash course in and for students, because of his persistent service to teaching, but I had great support from trained teachmankind. Karp believes it is impor- ers and teammates,” she tant to recognize people said. Lawrence stayed in Honwho sacrifice like Wallenberg did, and he has done duras through 2009, volthis through endowing the unteering with a non-govRaoul Wallenberg Scholar ernmental community development organization. Award in the late 1980s. He decided to present the She developed a commudepartment Raoul Wallenberg Scholar n i c a t i o n s Award to Sarah Lawrence which served in efforts to for the in the scholarship’s 20th f u n d - r a i s e charity. year. She is now pursuing a “She’s a helping kind of
Master’s of Education de- escaped Hitler’s Germany. gree in middle childhood He soon returned to Sweand continued math and science with in- den tention to return to Hon- working. In 1944, Wallenberg was duras or Mexico where she wants to teach in one named first secretary at of two private schools. the Swedish legation in BuThese schools have a dapest, Hungary. His goal group called “Youth in Ac- was to rescue Jews from tion” that helps in fund- their fate in the hands of raising for the organiza- the Nazi regime. His first effort was creattion Lawrence previously ing a “protective pass,” worked for. She is currently working which showed that the pass holder was at UT toconsidered a Swedward her ish citizen and was dream of not obligated to h e l p i n g wear the yellow those who Star of David. can’t help Germany soon themselves. invaded Hungary “I hope to and the country instill some was headed by the form of civleader of the Hunic virtue and garian Nazis Feethical decirenc Szálasi. sion making Wallenberg did in the young not give up his people who fight for freedom will be the Courtesy of Wallenberg ushmm.org for the Jews in Euruling class rope. He went on in Honduras in the future,” Lawrence to build “Swedish Houses” where Jews could have a said. Wallenberg was a Swed- safe place to live; these were declared ish-born man who led a places mission in Budapest, Hun- Swedish territory. The gary to rescue Jews during number of Jewish resiWorld War II. After serving dents in Wallenberg’s housin the Swedish army, he es rose to 15,000. When Adolf Eichmann, a traveled to America to earn a bachelors of science in German leader, decided to architecture from the Uni- exterminate an entire Jewversity of Michigan at Ann ish ghetto in Budapest, WalArbor. When he graduated, lenberg took swift action. he returned to his home He wrote a letter explaining country but never prac- to Eichmann that he would be hanged after the war for ticed as an architect. His grandfather arranged committing the war crime. a job for him as a banker in The plan for the exterminapresent-day Israel, where tion was cancelled, saving he first met Jews who had 120,000 Jews.
Temporary restraining order for Tell What restructuring not granted by court AAUP’s request for injunction on reorganization plans to be taken in hearing later in month By IC Staff
The University of Toledo’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors was denied the temporary restraining order they requested on plans for reorganizing the university in Lucas County Common Pleas Court Monday. Lucas County Common Pleas Court Jugde Gary Cook found the matter to be a labor dispute subject to arbitration and was not convinced the UT-AAUP would suffer irreparable harm if the temporary restraining order was not granted at this time. This is legally required for the judge to grant the temporary restraining order. The UT-AAUP asked the
court for the temporary restraining order after filing a grievance against the reorganization plan stating UT President Lloyd Jacobs violated the collective bargaining agreement by not effectively consulting the Faculty Senate before making a decision on restructuring. Jacobs admitted he did not consult with the senate on restructuring the university before making his recommendation to the Board of Trustees at the senate’s Sept. 28 meeting. The AAUP is asking for the all reorganizing to come to a hault until after the grievance has been settled. Remedies sought by the UT-AAUP through the grievance are that Jacobs “consult with and seek advice of the Faculty Senate on the matter related to
restructuring the University of Toledo and that President Jacobs fully report and explain the restructuring to the Faculty Senate in written detail.” Cook took arguments from UT and the BOT attorney and the UT-AAUP attorney for about three hours before making his decision. The AAUP is now preparing for a full hearing where witnesses will provide testimony and documents in support of the UT-AAUP’s position that a permanent injunction is necessary to prevent irreparable harm. The hearing will take place in front of the same judge on Monday, Nov. 22 beginning at 9 a.m. The hearing is suspected to take a full day to complete.
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Tea time for the GOP Congratulations to the Republican/ Tea Party on a sweeping victory! Formerly Democratic governorships and Congressional seats are yours for the taking. After two years of complaining about and resisting Democratic initiatives, now you can put an end to all the terrible things the Democrats have been doing. The unemployed and uninsured masses can finally rejoice, knowing that Republican policies will have them back on their feet in no time. With support for President Obama gradually weakening and the sluggish economy further eroding confidence in the party in power, it comes as no surprise that the GOP made tremendous gains in these elections. With corporations and special interest groups free to channel unlimited funds to candidates from undisclosed sources, Republican office-seekers enjoyed a twoto-one advantage over Democrats in terms of campaign spending, further guaranteeing their electoral victory. So many issues have been vehemently blamed upon the Democratic leadership of the past two years, one can only assume that the victorious Republicans have the solutions and will be implementing them as rapidly as possible. Just because a Democratic Congress was unable to dig us out of an eightyear sinkhole in two years of leadership doesn’t mean the Republicans can’t do it. They have promised to end the downward slide with a wave of change, and Republicans are notoriously honest, so citizens should rest easy tonight. The relentless GOP assault against Democrats’ policies since 2008 foreshadows the bold steps forward that will be taken now that the balance of power has shifted. Within a matter of
months, we predict a considerable drop in unemployment and a corresponding rise in quality of life for United States citizens. The healthcare bill will be dismantled, returning us to the efficient, compassionate and highly successful system we have enjoyed for so long. The housing crisis, another purely Democratic failing, will be swiftly cured. Mortgages will be saved, foreclosures will taper off, and the growing ranks of homeless will be given a fresh opportunity at home ownership. More happy news: the global war on terror will finally be given appropriate importance, taking financial priority over trivial domestic issues. Just as the GOP made good on its 2003 promise of a brief engagement in Iraq, their aggressive foreign policy should make the world more secure and democratic, softening our enemies and bringing our many allies even closer. As for Ohio, we expect to see the return of all 400,000 jobs that Governor Strickland supposedly lost. All those GOP attack ads claimed that he was personally responsible for this downturn; with a Republican governor, that should all be reversed promptly. In fact, given all of Strickland’s failures brought to light in this election season, Republican leadership should cause Ohio to regain its prominent position in the country in no time. Give it a couple months, and the US will be back on track, thriving and flourishing under our brilliant new leadership and their plethora of innovative policies. What better to pull us out of this quagmire than the very policies and politicians that tossed us into it in the first place?
Marijuana beneficial but banned, Four Loko legal and possibly lethal The recent stories of groups of college students falling unconscious after consuming Four Loko beverages show the impractical and harmful nature of our system of classifying and regulating drugs. This beverage, which combines substantial amounts of alcohol and caffeine, is only now being thoroughly examined by the FDA for its potential harm. As with any other legal mind-altering substance, the product has been thoughtlessly welcomed into public consumption, as long as demand exists. “The Lancet” recently published a study that evaluates the effects of various drugs on both the individual and society in general. Alcohol was found to be the most harmful in terms of total damage, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. The stereotypical “hippie” drugs — marijuana, ecstasy and LSD — were found to be far less harmful both to the individual and society. This is far from the only scientific study to support these conclusions. Consumption of legal drugs, produced by wealthy corporations with
influential lobbyists, continues to result in tremendous social costs. While the world anxiously awaits the first death caused by marijuana alone, each year thousands of United States citizens die from the use of alcohol, tobacco, painkillers, anti-depressants and other legal drugs. With such wide disparity between the legal status and the potential danger of a drug, one must question the utility of our drug laws. The failure of California’s Prop 19 proves that we still suffer from Reefer Madness, the grossly false belief that a natural therapeutic agent is more harmful to society than an addictive poison. It is well past time for the US to face the reality many First World nations already have: Effective drug policy is based on scientificallygathered evidence, not stereotypes, myths and personal beliefs. We must prioritize the use of our limited resources for drug abuse prevention and treatment to address the widely disproportionate levels of harm caused by different drugs.
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- in Your opinion Execution is an act of revenge In response to a letter to the editor entitled “Another take on executions” written by Christopher Falls in your Thursday, October 28 edition, I would like to offer a rebuttal. I am not in disagreement with Webster’s article, but rather with Mr. Falls’ argument. Mr. Falls primarily argues that “revenge is not what is executed during capital punishment,” but justice. While justice does imply the use of law and the use of capital punishment is a sanctioned law, in most capital punishment cases it is in fact revenge that is being sought out.
Finding a job not so hard While reading an article, “Graduation no Longer a ‘Golden Ticket,’ New Student Aid Rules Makes Employment the Goal” I found myself disagreeing with some things that were stated in the piece. It was said that post-secondary students take on a lot of debt. However, if you look around you can find many wonderful programs that will help or eliminate the costliness. Toledo Early College High School, which is located right here at the University of Toledo is a fine
Voting is a privilege A recent Toledo Blade article stated that chief election officials from the states of Michigan and Ohio are predicting a voter turnout of only fifty-two percent. After reading that only fifty-two percent of Michigan and Ohio citizens will vote I was shocked, and quite disturbed, honestly. As an eighteen year old in my first year of college, I exercised my right to vote on November 2nd.
My argument to Falls’ point is simple. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes; a dearly loved one was just brutally murdered, you want that person to die just the way your loved one did, you want them to feel the pain that you are feeling. And to disagree with that takes a very strong person, stronger than I could ever be. Throwing that person away in a maximum security prison for the rest of their life, that is just. Wanting them to feel your pain, that is a feeling of revenge. It is simply human nature. And while the law is in place for “justice,” the parties seeking it out are not. He goes on to question how murder or even rape can ever be seen as wrong
since laws are “imperfect creations of man.” Not only is this a contradiction to his own standpoint in defending the justice of the use of capital punishment, but it also begs me to question “how can any sane human being see the act of murder as right?” Just as Falls, I am not here to argue any differing morality that is present, but to show human nature. Justice is not served by strapping someone to a chair and letting chemicals pour through their veins until their heart stops, such an action only brings us down to the same level as the murder.
example. This program pays for all your college classes and books. I am enrolled there currently. When I graduate high school in 2012 I’ll have up to sixty college credit hours under my belt that I didn’t pay a dime for. The school doesn’t use any false advertising to reel students into the program. If you take the time to look around there are many options like this all over the United States. There are a total of nine Early Colleges scattered over Ohio alone. There are also other programs in place where free college credit is available as well as many scholarships.
As a sixteen year old college student at UT, I and many of my fellow high school students could easily point out resources that will help you to find a job in your field. Career Services located in the Student Union is a great place to get started. I believe firmly that having a degree is a sure fire way to get a job as long as you use your resources and work diligently. It is possible to find a job with a degree and it is possible to find ways to prepare or begin college work in high school with going into debt.
Of the 195 countries in the world, only 42 have the right to vote. That means that less than twenty-five percent of the world has a right to vote. We, as Americans, have a distinct privilege to vote for whom we want to govern our towns, cities, states, and country. We should take advantage of this right, not take it for granted. Our government also makes it very easy for us to vote. My first voting experience took me all of thirty five minutes to complete; which included driving time. Absentee ballots are available to
those who cannot physically leave their household, or for those who cannot be in their hometown for the day of voting. Americans do not have an excuse not to vote. Our government gives us different options available for all Americans to exercise this right. Hopefully, at the next election, eligible voters will exercise their right and vote for what they believe in.
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We are independent, but not isolated A human being is a social animal. A hundred years ago, my rationale for the above statement would have been that two human beings must ‘socialize’ before a third can come into existence. But this is not true anymore. Thanks to m o d e r n Reem Subei technology, all you need now is a technologically advanced healthcare system with understanding administrators who appreciate a person’s need to have a child even if they lacked the ability to naturally bring that child into existence by socializing with another adult. Whether you believe in God, evolution or both, our deteriorating ability to connect to each other is an issue that pertains to you. The fact that, naturally, a human is the product of two individuals socializing with each other reinforces the concept
that no human can exist in isolation from others. People, therefore, merit our care and attention. We are all, whether we choose to be or not, responsible for the welfare of humanity. This is called collective responsibility. The “Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy” states that the notion of collective responsibility, like that of personal responsibility and shared responsibility, refers to both the causal responsibility of moral agents for harm in the world and the blameworthiness that we ascribe to them for having caused such harm. In simpler terms, all people are ultimately responsible for what goes on in the lives of others. The problem with the above description is that it poses a threat to our inner self-satisfaction. It is, we have learned to believe, easier to live with the mentality of ‘every man for himself.’ We abide by this decree because it seems more appealing to believe that we are responsible only for ourselves and maybe, if we were feeling really generous, for
our immediate family. None of us wants to believe that the old man begging on the street is our responsibility because if we thought of him as our responsibility then we might have to go out of our way to help him, something we find ourselves better off without. Yes, it is natural human tendency to avoid stress by
adult struggling with a serious problem. Unfortunately, that thought speaks our sad life story. We grew up in a society that constantly told us to be independent, to be strong, and not to wait for someone to help you; you are on your own. I recently read a book called “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” in which
We grew up in a society that constantly told us to be independent, to be strong, to not wait for someone to help you; you are on your own.
deflecting responsibility on somebody else, whether that somebody is the government, the healthcare system, the educational system or the rest of the world. Anything works for us as long as we can sleep at night without having to worry about others. “They are grown ups, they can deal with it” is often the first thought that comes to our minds when we see an
the author presented an argument with which I disagree. He dedicated several pages solely to the explanation of the limitations created by centering one’s values and morals on a singular aspect of life such as money, pleasure, work or religion. The author concludes that chapter by explaining that we should be principle-centered people, basing our attitudes and behaviors on
moral values such as integrity and honesty. While the author is not entirely wrong, his writing diminishes the importance of family values in celebration of the ever-worshipped value of independence, which we wrongly consider to be the source of happiness. Conversely, social research has proven that our widespread belief in the direct relationship between independence and happiness deserves revisiting. The Gallup Organization released data last July showing that among all the nations of the world, residents of Denmark are the happiest. You may be wondering if Denmark hosts delightful weather or if it’s a wealthy country, but the truth is that Denmark falls behind the United States on both measures. What, then, makes the Danes’ lives so enjoyable? The people of Denmark are happy because they share a sense of responsibility for others which is complemented by the satisfaction of knowing that other individuals in society will be there to take care of them shall the
need arise. Denmark is not a socialist state, but it does have socialist welfare programs such as a free school system, free medical care, income support and unemployment benefits. The US, on the other hand, is one of the most capitalistic countries of our world, where money is seen as salvation and every individual is responsible for his own salvation; if he fails, rest assured, nobody will save him. While material wealth is grand, society, community and family are grander concepts that no amount of money can buy. Yes, even in the 21st Century it is still crucial for us to feel part of a family, to feel integrated in society, because the human being is a social animal, not a lone one.
—Reem Subei is an IC columnist and a senior majoring in communication and sociology.
Aftermath of GOP win So the GOP is in control of the house; now what? Well, gridlock is certain with split control of the House and Senate, but the gridlock we’ll experience is truly no different than any of the “Party of No!” antics the GOP has been parading for the last two years. Instead, what we should pay attention to, specifically with a Republican governor in control of the state of Ohio, is the overwhelming number of conservative governors who will directly impact redistricting and social policy throughout the country. In fact, Arizona has somehow already banned affirmative action and the Iowa judges that voted for gay marriage have been ousted. This is only the beginning. I keep hearing news commentators say the vote was a “referendum” on liberal policy, but the main issue that drove voters to the polls was the economy, not social policy. Exit poll results from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and even Fox revealed the economy was overwhelmingly dominating in this election. I also keep hearing Republicans saying “the people have spoken,” but 1,750,681 people came out in support of Governor Strickland during this midterm election and I was proudly one of them. California was not swept by Fiorina or Whitman although Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and other third party groups poured millions into their campaigns. The
supposedly wounded Reid was able to keep his seat while news reports about O’Donnell’s quick defeat flooded social media websites with titles like, “Ding dong the witch is dead.” Murkowski, a GOP write-in on the Alaskan ballot, currently leads Tea Party favorite Joe Miller and the GOP and Tea Party were not able to capture the West Virginian Senate as they’d previously assumed. So while they had many triumphant victories, they also
Will Republicans and Tea Partiers rectify ideological differences or will the Tea Party eventually caucus on its own?
had many telling defeats. It proves that the Tea Party, in all their extreme views, is unable to flip seats. In fact, in states like California that were supposed to be heavily contested, Brown and Boxer took victories early on in the night. The young vote didn’t get out like many Democrats thought because Prop 19 was easily defeated, leading pollsters to believe that older voters dominated the polls, but the GOP was still unable to capture victories in the state. If it wasn’t the young vote
that put Brown and Boxer in office, there is hope for Democrats in 2012. There will be lots of questions strategists and pundits on both sides of the aisle will ask for months to come but there will be answers as well. Was the Tea Party as effective as pundits assumed? If so, can the Tea Party stay relevant in a fickle political climate? And will Republicans and Tea Partiers rectify ideological differences, or will the Tea Party eventually caucus on its own? Democrats need to ask themselves questions as well. Can Democrats afford blue dogs and moderates to dominant the conversation any longer? How do we remobilize youth? What’s the strategy after conservatives dominate redistricting? And who are those older voters in California that kept Fiorina and Whitman out? The race to the White House in 2012 has already begun, but conservatives got a head start months ago. While Republicans admittedly dominated these midterm elections in resounding ways, they should not ignore one message. While exit polls revealed that 53% of voters disapprove of the Democratic Party, they also revealed that the same number of voters disapprove of the Republican Party as well. Let the games begin! —Nicole Doan is an IC columnist and a senior majoring in individualized studies.
Small islands of blue As a registered Democrat, watching the election results come in last night was a roller coaster of emotional reactions. Seeing the diagram of Ohio’s counties was a particularly painful experience. Each red splotch that didn’t turn blue was a small kick in the gut: not painful on its own, but building over time to a dull, deep pain. The only comforts were the small islands of blue in the Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus areas and, on a local level, seeing Marcy Kaptur keep her seat. A couple thoughts came to mind as I saw the final results around midnight. First, I swore that Ohio voters clearly didn’t know what was best for them; what were they thinking, voting someone like John Kasich into the governorship? It’s exhausting but necessary for Democrats like myself to look deeper at why they did vote him in and how it happened. We must put aside the instinct to make a sweeping condemnation of voter intellect and understand that voters are scared here in 2010. The state’s economy isn’t in the best shape, to say the least. College students still pay an arm and a leg for tuition, 20-somethings still have difficulty finding work, a lot of our parents are still being laid off and on it goes. There’s also the common electoral wisdom that power swings away from the party of the President
during a midterm election season AND with an economy in recession. It sounds coddling and apologetic, but there’s a lot of evidence to support the argument that when voters are scared for their future, when citizens view a current leader as not doing enough, they’ll grab the new guy and push him into office. Their memories remain on the shortterm track. Consider this a free pep talk, you younger Demo-
I swore that Ohio voters clearly didn’t know what was best for them; what were they thinking, voting someone like John Kasich into the governorship?
crats — and maybe young unsure voters. You know the next couple years have not only a Presidential election, but other elections that, contrary to what apathy suggests, impact your daily lives. Just look at any part of the economy. Pay attention to what this governor does, what he says when tuition rates for universities comes up in conversation and speeches, or getting young people to work, or how he’s going to bring jobs to
Ohio. I have a sneaking suspicion Mr. Kasich will have something to say about the tuition freeze that former Gov. Strickland put into place. If you’re not doing this already, bone up on environmental policy. Ohio’s starting to make solar panels and cells; there’s a future in reforming the auto industry to improve MPG and other environmental standards, and unfortunately Mr. Kasich has a history of not supporting environmental policy reform. You remember the Kyoto Protocol, with all of its standards for countries to reduce their carbon emissions and overall pollution, and how President Bush refused to sign it? Congress considered a bill back in 2000 which would require the US to adhere to those standards anyway, and Kasich voted no, saying it would cost too much. Pay attention to how much this new governor sides with businesses who have no interest in changing the way they pollute the air, water and land OR what he’s willing to do to make clean energy products more of a reality for Ohio. Pay attention; that way, you’re all armed and informed for the next election cycle. —Pamela McCray is an IC columnist and a sophomore majoring in political science.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
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Dane Theisen (left) is the founder of MyCollegeStuff.net and a senior majoring in international business marketing. Theisen has been at odds with the university after they disallowed him from advertising in the Student Union Building at the beginning of the fall semester.
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apartment complexes around campus that students tend to rent from such as Olde Town or Campus Village. Martinez said the university has contractual agreements with Living off Campus 101 to allow their advertisements on campus. Theisen and Marvin are upset because they quit their summer jobs to focus more heavily on MyCollegeStuff. net and were hoping they would receive the support of UT to help advertise their business. “The first week of school this year, we attracted 6,000 visitors and grew our [Facebook] fan page to nearly 1000,” Theisen said. While Martinez said there are reasons why UT could not continue to give MyCollegeStuff.net advertisement space on campus, she hopes they are successful in the
future. “Initially I thought we could do more with it,” she said. “I think it is a great way for students to exchange stuff.” Theisen said the only person on campus who has been helpful is Dean of the College of Business and Administration Tom Gutteridge. Gutteridge allowed a MyCollegeStuff.net poster to be hung in Stranahan Hall. Theisen said he complained to UT President Lloyd Jacobs’ office and was told the problem would be looked into. Theisen said since then, Jacobs has refused to meet with him and Marvin and will not respond to their emails. “At this point we are just spinning our wheels in the mud,” Theisen said. Marvin said he and Theisen are determined to continue their business venture without help from UT.
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Weaving worlds, a Navajo film, will be shown on Friday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in room 1200 of the Memorial Field House. In this portrait of economic and cultural survival through art, Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain takes viewers into the world of contemporary Navajo weavers and their struggles for self-sufficiency. Highlighting untold stories and colorful characters involved in the making and selling of Navajo rugs, Weaving Worlds explores the lives of Navajo artisans and their unique—and often controversial—relationship with reservation traders. A discussion of the film with speakers Bennie Klain of Trickster Films, Leighton Peterson and Kathy M’Closkey, will follow. A reception for the speakers will follow immediately after the discussion.
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UT bookstore, according to Marvin. MyCollegeStuff.net is specifically targeted at UT students to allow them to buy and sell all the things a student may need for school. “It’s more than just a classified,” Theisen said, “We’ve got a safe meeting place.” MyCollegeStuff.net does not charge students to use their services but makes money from banner ads from local businesses instead. Marvin said other companies that are for-profit and are designed to help college students such as Living off Campus 101 are allowed to advertise on campus. Living off Campus 101 has brochures scattered throughout the Student Union Building that show different
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UT CAP will host Dine with the Dean: College of Pharmacy today from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in room 2584 in the Student Union Building. Join Dean of the College of Pharmacy Johnnie Early and other college faculty for lunch. Please RSVP to jimmy. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. On Friday, CAP will host Rec Night at the Student Recreation Center from 10:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. Come enjoy basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments.
National American Indian Heritage Month
Multicultural Jeopardy on Native American History will be held today from noon until 1 p.m. in the Student Union South Lounge in recognition of National American Indian Heritage Month. Come participate in a fun game of jeopardy designed to awaken
Join other UT women for this uplifting motivational event featuring guest Isabel Escobar who will discuss the “Strength of a Woman.” The luncheon will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ingman Room.
As part of the annual Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series, guest pianist Andrew Cooperstock will perform a recital on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall. Heralded as a “technically impeccable and musically profound” pianist, Cooperstock performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout five continents and in most of the fifty states. For more information, contact Angela Riddel at 419-530-2452.
idea of Hollywood relying on sequels is not a new concept, but its dependency has increased in the past 10 years. “There’s this increasing reliance on sequels and adaptations of already established properties, TV shows, popular books that leave little room for actual individual artistic expression, perhaps even original ideas,” Yockey said. With the newest trend in the cinema industry being digital and three-dimensional cinema, the West coast has embraced this fad more than the Midwest, according to Jake Cline, a sophomore business administration major at UT and manager at Franklin Park 16. “In California, people are willing to pay for [3-D]. People on the West coast are more excited for technology and more willing to pay for it,” Cline said. In a non-scientific study of 103 University of Toledo students performed by the Independent Collegian, 60 said 3-D film is a passing fad. Josh Bates, a manager at Rave Cinema at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, Ohio said he can understand why college students view the new technology as a fad because there are a many producers making 3-D movies just for the extra money they can make from the increased ticket cost. “I can see [that decisions are driven by money], in a point where a lot of movies are putting 3-D,” Bates said. “I think if there were only a select few who made 3-D movies so it would be an experience, then it wouldn’t be such of a fad. And I can see why students think so many movies are coming out with that.” Yockey declined to go on record about whether he believes 3-D is just a passing fad, but he said the technology adds to the visual experience of going to the movie theater, and that portion of the cinematic experience is becoming more important in recent years. “There are films we go to because we’re more invested in story and character than we are in terms of spectacle,” he said. “That seems to be the minority increasingly as we get these big spectacles that make more money. But
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Jake Cline handles a 3-D digital projector at the Franklin Park Theaters in West Toledo. 3-D films have been a rising fad. it’s hard to say if most films will go 3-D, because what’s the appeal inherence spectacle of seeing two characters talking over dinner. But then, they said similar things about sound when sound came in 1920.” The fad of 3-D and digital cinema can be forced upon its customers, according to Yockey. He compared the possibilities to what occurred in the music industry in the 1980s with compact discs replacing vinyl records. The CD was a new way to sell the same product – music – as well as rejuvenate the sales of a record company’s back-catalog. Yockey said this forced vinyl records off the market artificially and gave the consumer no choice between a CD or a record. Yockey said digital cinema is on the move to doing something similar by replacing and making 35 millimeter film obsolete. Bates said Levis Commons just transitioned to digital projectors, and Cline said that at Franklin Park some of the 35 mm projectors are “paperweights.” According to Yockey, Hollywood rates its fiscal year according to how much money is brought in compared to the year before. If a company brings in less money than the previous year, then that year is considered a failure. Because movie theaters are driven to increase profits from
their movies, then they will continue to “squeeze more money out of [3-D],” Yockey said. The problem with this is that there still has to be a finished product at the end of shooting and post-production. “I don’t think that we’re inclined to see every movie in 3-D or on an IMAX screen and to pay that higher ticket price every single time,” he said. The move toward a blockbuster-centered industry started back in 1975 with Jaws, which according to Yockey, was the first summer blockbuster. Since its release and the 1977 premier of Star Wars, there was an increase in “spectacle and merchandising.” Since then Yockey said this trend of spectacle and merchandising sacrifices the quality of the movie. Yockey advises that people should wean themselves “off that tit of evolutionary thinking,” because the film industry has never been improved upon. For example, Yockey said some silent films are considered some of the greatest of all time and adding things such as sound, color and 3-D are not necessary improvements to the cinema experience. “We’re attracted to them because they give us the promise of something new and fresh and something different on the level of spectacle and presentation,” he said. “If it’s reduced to that then we lose the innovation of the art form itself, the innovation of storytelling.”
Kaffeestunde: German Social Hour
Come and join students and faculty for a weekly hour of informal conversation in German on Monday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. in room 2440 of the Memorial Field House. All levels of German are welcome; beginning, intermediate and advanced.
Research & Sponsored Programs
NIH G20 Developing and Improving Animal Resources An applicant organization that conducts biomedical research is expected to submit no more than one application under this FOA.
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“I was the kid next door’s imaginary friend.” —Emo Philips
Arts and Life Thursday, November 4, 2010
Ritter Planetarium — A new production will be offered at the planetarium that examines the search for life on other planets. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children (3-12), seniors, and UT students, faculty and staff. For more information, please call 419-530-2650, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or call the 24-hour hotline at 4195304037 for a recorded message.
LaShae Naszradi – Editor
‘West Bancroft Side Story’
Nov 5 — Nov 9
Center for Performing Arts — The CPA will be showing Poison (1991) at 7:30 p.m. in the Lab Theatre. Admission is free but a $3 donation is welcome. For more information contact Angela Riddle at TheArts@utoledo.edu or 419-530-2452.
Wildwood Preserve — There will be tea offered in the Solarium at noon. No registration is required. The fee for one sitting is $7 and $.60 for each additional item. Call 419-490-1302 for more information.
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Slingshot Hip-hop is being screened for free at Gilliam Hall Room 5300 at 7 p.m. today.
A documentary on the rise of Palestinian Hip-hop Youth in Palestine have compression Collective. “Slingshot Hip-hop” will be found a way to vent their frusshown today at 7 trations with opp.m., on-campus. pression through There will be a their music. meaningful disA documentacussion afterry, titled “Slingwards where parshot Hip-hop,” ticipants will be tells the story of encouraged to ofPalestinian hipfer input conhop artists, how cerning the mesthey use their art sage as well as to share their histhe movie in tory and the struggle for free- By LaShae Naszradi general. The University dom i n Arts & Life Editor of Toledo’s Center Palestine. “The film shows that the for Nonviolence and Demopower of art and music can cratic Education, CNDE, will go a long way when working be hosting the event in cooptowards peace and enlighten- eration with the Media Dement — in a non-violent compression Collective, MCD. CNDE was founded by way,” said Amjad Doumani, co-founder of the Media De- D a l e Snauwaert,
Ph.D., associate professor of educational theory and social foundation of education. The organization’s purpose is to promote understanding of a nonviolent, democratic, peaceful and ecologically sustainable solution that will ultimately result in a just society. For more information on CNDE, visit Utoledo.edu/education/centers/nonviolence/ index.html or they can be found on Facebook.com. MCD, the other sponsoring organization, is based in Toledo. It was co-founded by Amjad Doumani in 2004 as a result of problems they saw in the mainstream media. — Slingshot, Page B2
The first step to recovery all of the actors were interis admitting that you have a acting with one another. problem, which I had to do “It’s so funny. I love the when I stood up inside the script,” Cornieles said. “I encircle of chairs. joy reading it, “Hi, everyone,” and that’s really I said. “I’m Feliza, important, beand I’m the writer cause if you read and director for it 800 times and ‘West Bancroft you’re still excitSide Story.’” ed, then it’ll be It may sound really cool to see like a setup for a it.” really bad joke, The number but take me seriand quality of ously: I was only By Feliza Casano the auditions the first of about Copy Chief was impressive 12 students gathered in that and humbling for both of us, room for casting callbacks. especially since I had been Saturday’s meeting was the only one to read the one of several casting call script aloud before auditions meetings held by UTTV, the took place. student broadcasting organi“We had people come in zation, to find just the right and read for [one character], Rockets for the miniseries. and they had a totally differ“I was really shocked to ent take on her than I imagsee how much talent UT re- ined,” Cornieles said. “They ally has,” said Carina Corn- totally blew us away.” ieles, vice president of proThe production I menmotions and recruitment for tioned, “West Bancroft Side UTTV and a member of the Story,” is a four-episode parcasting panel. “I was totally ody miniseries based on the amazed by it.” classic musical “West Side The casting process took Story.” The plot revolves about one and a half weeks. around a Romeo-and-JulietThe casting panel – made up style pair, Joey DeMarco and of UTTV members – wel- Sonia Long, whose starcomed almost 20 students to crossed romance is doomed auditions, which involved because Joey lives in Ottawa singing, acting and even House and Sonia lives in the dancing in some cases. Dowd-Nash-White complex, While many of the more also known as the Quad. professional auditions (read: “I think it’s surprisingly the theater majors) were funny,” Cornieles said. “A lot able to keep a straight face, of times in musicals, you some of those auditioning don’t expect it, and since it’s had a harder time – especially during callbacks, when — Casting Page B2
saturday Stranahan Theater — Styx will be performing in the Great Hall for their Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight Tour. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. See TicketMaster.com for ticketing information. Ritter Planetarium — Journey through the Solar System will be offered at the planetarium that examines the search for life on other planets. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the show begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children (3-12), seniors, and UT students, faculty and staff. For more information, please call 419-5302650, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or call the 24-hour hotline at 419-5304037 for a recorded message. Center for Performing Arts — SCARS: A Love Story will be show in the Studio Theatre from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Contact Jim Ferris, Director of the Disability Studies Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-530-7245 for more information.
tuesday Frankie’s Inner-city — Smile Empty Soul will be performing at Frankie’s with Earshot, Edisun, 8th Street and Edge Water Drive. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, the night of the show.
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We Shot the Moon We Shot the Moon performed in the Student Union last night to a small crowd. The event was sponsored by Campus Activities and Programing.
UTMC meets a capella By Weslie Detwiler IC Staff Writer
When conjuring the image of a medical student, the picture that comes to mind typically consists of thick books, busy hours, and extreme dedication. While these characteristics may be predominantly true, there’s a side to a group of UT med students that you haven’t seen. Docapella is a small organization consisting of male medical students on the health science campus who (you guessed it) sing a capella. Founded roughly ten years ago, the humbly-sized bunch of men are either doctoral candidates or doctors who meet just
once a week for about two hours. Sean Figy, a member of Docapella and UT medical student, describes this rare combination of smarts and musical talent as “just a lot of fun.” While Figy has the large homework load that one might expect someone in his hopeful career field to have plus 40 to 80 hours of work a week, he still finds the time to sing. “If we didn’t have fun we wouldn’t do it, because our time is so valuable,” Figy said. The group isn’t “super organized,” but their purpose isn’t necessarily to be the best, but rather to have fun and de-stress. As one might imagine, the life of a student working towards such a lofty career is one of anxiety and mental pressure, but given the
right activity, this stress can be at least somewhat relieved. Because medical school takes up such an extensive amount of time and attention for these vocalists, it’s important for them to simply relax. Doing so with others of similar interests and aspirations allows for the formation of strong bonds as well as lasting friendships. For Figy, it’s been helpful to have the group as a support network. A Massachusetts native, he came to Toledo as a stranger to the area and everyone in it. However, Docapella provided him with a “really good brotherhood” that he could connect to. He conveys that “you meet people you wouldn’t necessarily hang out with,” which could very well be helpful for per-
sonal growth as well as networking purposes. Generally speaking, a brotherhood may be construed as a cluster of bulky football players smacking their helmets together in a mildly frightening rush of adrenaline. This brotherhood on the other hand, does not fall into this particular category of stereotypical athleticism. Not only do these “brothers” of Docapella sing, but a select few are musically inclined in other areas as well, including playing piano and arranging the music that is to be sung at their concerts. In fact, “it’s important to note that music we sing is arranged by —Docapella, Page B2
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From Page B1 “Back in 2004 I felt, along with other people, that there was a need to fill the vacuum left by the mainstream media; how it was covered and what was covered.” “We called it Media Decompression Collective because we wanted to decompress the media, which is full of sound bites and lacks analysis.” Doumani went on to mention that the media also fails to provide the adequate amount to background. “People would watch the news and come away confused rather than enlightened,” he said. MDC had a screening of “Slingshot Hip-hop” at Bozarts Fine Arts & Music Gallery that attracted a sizable crowd of 70, according to Doumani. One of the attendees, a UT professor in the education department, enjoyed the film and suggested a showing at UT. The movie, which will be shown in Gilliam Hall 5300, is free and open to the public. Gilliam will be an improvement compared to the first venue since the environment
From Page B1 tailored to UT – especially the first song – it’s really funny. It’s just hilarious because you know what they’re talking about.” “West Bancroft Side Story,” which began as a small joke between me and a few friends, has become a collaborative project between students — and student organizations. When I originally pitched the idea for “West Bancroft Side Story” to Cornieles, I suggested collaborating with UT’s student radio station to record the music rather than performing the songs on-camera. “We’re working with WXUT, and it’s a new experience for me because I’ve never done anything that has to do with music or recording,” Cornieles said. “It’s something new.” The official cast list has many students, ranging from a freshman majoring in international business to a senior majoring in theater. Other students holding major speaking roles include a junior majoring in psychology and a
is much more conducive to a discussion after the showing. Through the screening, MDC hopes to promote dialogue. “UT is a place of knowledge and education and so we thought we’d show it there.” Not many Americans are aware of the plight of Palestinians. This ignorance is what encouraged MDC to promote screenings of the film, they wish to “showcase the Palestinian narrative, which is absent from mainstream media. We want to inspire dialogue concerning the life of Palestinians under military occupation,” according to Doumani. According to their website, “Media Decompression Collective supports efforts towards collective social change by providing film screenings that have a focus on social, political and environmental issues.” More information on the organization can be found at MDCToledo.org or they can be found on Facebook.com. Doumani said they’re working on getting more screenings scheduled in Toledo, but nothing is confirmed yet. “Slingshot Hip-hop” information can be found at SlingshotHiphop.com. sophomore majoring in math education. The cast also includes three featured dancers. “I think that our cast will be really good because they all contribute their own personalities to it, as well as the characters’ personalities,” Cornieles said. While we have both had a ton of fun doing casting and developing the musical, both Cornieles and I have had our fair share of frustration, between actually composing the script with music and organizing callbacks. “When you look at a TV show or a movie, you think ‘oh, that looks like fun,’ but people don’t realize how much work it really is,” Cornieles said. “It’s a lot of fun, but it is a lot of work.” UTTV is still looking for extras and crew members for the projects and, as Cornieles added, anyone is welcome to help. “I’m totally excited for this project,” she said. “Once it premieres, it will become apparent how much talent UT has to bring.”
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Slingshot Hip-hop is being screened at Gilliam Hall Room 5300 at 7 p.m. today. This event is free and open to the public.
Photo courtesy of Feliza Casano
Even though the main cast has been decided, UTTV is still looking for extras and crew members. Consult one of the many flyers posted around campus for contact information.
From Page B1 members of the group,” said Figy. While some of the songs performed are sung in their original state, a “good chunk,” of them are broken into parts and arranged, making this bunch of scholarly voices all the more talented. The men perform two concerts a year, the first being within the first or second week of December, and the second in late April or early May. For other bookings, such as singing the National Anthem at sporting events, or performing at alumni functions, the dress code is simply smile-worthy. Full scrubs are worn, which may be one of the most endearing aspects of this group. In addition, their good taste is proven in the assorted song selection. “Wonderful Tonight” and “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” are just two
samples of their highly varied lyrical preferences. Clearly, the aim is set on fun and friendship, which is a combination that usually amounts to the most enjoyable performances. Members come from both singing and non-singing backgrounds, but that doesn’t seem to make a difference. This brotherhood is one that is not only a fairly unheard of endeavor, but also an enormous benefit to those involved and a pleasure to their audiences. Figy reiterates this idea when he says that Docapella is “a very unique experience that I’m very thankful to have had.” If the clever name alone doesn’t surmise at least a small amount of intrigue, the idea of such a simple yet ear-pleasing form of enjoyment certainly should. There is something intrinsically charming about a med student or doctor with a voice. This being said, Docapella has all the charm it needs.
Rockets From Page B4 needed more practice time. Kowalczyk is also aware that depth may not be the only problem facing the Rockets this season. “I’ve got major concerns about rebounding,” Kowalczyk said. “Justin (Anyijong) goes and gets it but he doesn’t go and get it when there is contact. Delino (Dear) needs to be a more consistent rebounder. Reese Holliday is our best rebounder by far. Hayden Humes needs to go and get it a little bit more but right now our rebounding is not anywhere near where it needs to be.” The Rockets were outrebounded by their opponents 7473 in their two exhibitions games despite having a major height advantage over their opponents. Despite the rebounding woes, Toledo took an early 5-2 advantage and never relinquished that lead. The
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Wolves brought the game to within three at 15-12 following a dunk by junior guard Myke White. The Rockets went on a 27-11 run over a ten and half minute span to reach a 42-23 lead. UT held a 19-point advantage at the half at 48-29.
Walleye have hopes of building on last year’s success, Pearce will be a vital part to that playoff run. Along with Pearce will be a new face between the pipes in Scott Campbell. So far in the 2010 season, Campbell has 94 saves giving him a .904 save percentage in four games played. Possibly the most important returnee is Vitucci. The coach brings a certain experience level that most coaches around the league do not have. Vitucci has a 175-132-28 record as a coach and has won five ECHL championships, four as an assistant coach and the other as a goalie. Vitucci hopes that this year’s team can bring the Kelley Cup back to Toledo for the first time in over 16 years.
Toledo expanded that lead in the second half holding an 80-66 lead with 4:17 remaining following a lay-in by Anyijong. Holliday and Humes added buckets late to seal the 19-point
victory. “I told the guys before the game that I don’t care what the score is,” Kowalczyk said. “I want to see a team grit, I want to see us defend and I want to see us play the game the right way and at times tonight I thought we did.”
The Rockets will have a full week off before traveling to Champaign, Ill. to battle the Fighting Illini on Wed. Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and can been seen on ESPN3. com.
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Toledo forward Maxime Tanguay is one of the many players not returning to the roster this season. The Walleye have started out the 2010 season with a 2-3-1 record as they attempt to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
— Joe Mehling is the Assistant Sports Editor and a sophomore majoring in communication.
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Senior cornnerback Desmond Marrow will make his return to Dekalb, Ill. to face the Huskies for the first time since suffering a torn ACL and meniscus on Oct. 2008 which sidelined him for the next 17 games.
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Tod Kowalczyk speaks with junior forward Justin Anyijong during Toledo’s 92-73 victory.
scoring defense (25.2 ppg) in the MAC, games against No. 2 Boise State and No. 13 Arizona have bolstered their numbers. Without those matchups, Toledo gives up just 18.4 points per game— which would rank 20th in the nation and second in the conference. One of the biggest struggles this season for the UT defense has been the field position they’ve been put in. Of the 23 scores against the Rockets defense this season, nine have been after the offense took over in Toledo territory (39 percent) with six of those occasions following turnovers. The Rockets biggest weapon on defense has been their ability to force turnovers. Toledo has the ninth best turnover margin in the country (+1.0) and is tied for the most interceptions in the nation at 16 with Florida. “The coaches stressing the importance of turnovers is the reason we are such an opportunistic defense,” Marrow said. “Each game we play with that mentality.” With the
upcoming matchup against Northern Illinois, Marrow will be returning to Huskie Stadium for the first time since tearing his ACL and meniscus on Oct. 2008 which sidelined him for the next 17 games until the beginning of this season. “I think with everything that has happened this has made for a great story, especially this being ‘the scene’ of my injury,” Marrow said. “I just feel very blessed to be able to play in this game and I want to leave my mark on it. Most of all I want to help my team win because this is a huge game.” Marrow is tied for sixth in the MAC with three interceptions this season, including one returned for a touchdown, and is ninth in the conference in tackles per game by a defensive back (5.9). One of the biggest surprises of the season has been Molls, who is tied for the team-lead in interceptions (3) while also second in tackles (9.67 per game) and sacks (3.5) and third in tackles for loss (6.5). His presence along with Donald, who has finished in the top 21 in the nation in tackles the last two seasons, has given
the Rockets one of the top linebacker tandems in the country. Donald (9.78 per game) and Molls rank 26th and 27th, respectively in tackles per game in the nation, including third and fourth amongst the MAC’s top stoppers. “I’m just doing my job and what the coaches are asking me to do,” Molls said. “Archie and I have played sideby-side. We really just feed off each other’s energy. It really just comes down to everyone playing hard and all out on every play—it’s just fun.” Fatinikun has also made a name for himself in the Rockets lineup. He has replaced senior Doug Westbrook in the starting lineup and is ninth in the MAC in tackles for loss (9.5) while also second on the team in sacks (3.5). “There’s been a lot of pressure put on me and a lot of expectations I have to live up to. Each and every day my coaches don’t let me sleep at all, they don’t let me slack on anything I have to do. They keep pushing me towards my full potential so that I can be the best player and teammate that I can be for our defense.”
I think we had an awfully hard time handling success tonight.
Tod Kowalczyk UT Men’s Basketball Coach
www.IndependentCollegian.com Hockey Preview:
2010 Toledo Walleye Part 3 of 3: The IC reviewed the Blue Jackets on Oct. 25 and the Red Wings on Oct. 28. The inaugural season for the Toledo Walleye was called a success by many as the team reached the East Coast Hockey League playoffs after posting a 35-30-7 record. “Last year, we had guys w h o were just driven for reasons outside of team success,” Wa l l e y e Joe h e a d Mehling c o a c h Nick Vitucci told the ToleD e s p i t e do Blade losing Tan- on Oct. guay, the 14. “They Walleye re- w a n t e d to get turn a solid t h e i r core of play- p o i n t s , ers who f e e l i n g was hope that that the way the team’s to get out success will of this continue in- league. I want the to the 2011- h a r d e s t 12 season. working guys to get rewarded. I wanted a better group of people. I want guys who are passionate to be playing for this team.” However this season may be a different story as the team has lost key players from that playoff team including leading point scorer Maxime Tanguay. Tanguay signed with the Elmira Jackals in early September and has been recently acquired by the Alaska Aces. Tanguay had a prolific rookie season with the Walleye, scoring 69 points, including 25 goals and 44 assists, over 66 games in the 2009-10 season making him the third-best among ECHL rookies. His assists total was second in the league, earning the former third round draft pick ECHL AllRookie Team honors.
Despite losing Tanguay, the Walleye return a solid core of players who hope that the team’s success will continue into the 2011-12 season. Returning for Toledo is captain Ryan Stokes and leading goal scorer Evan Rankin, who netted 32 goals last season. Also returning to the team are Adam Keefe and Scooter Smith who bring quite a bit of toughness to the Toledo lines. “When push comes to shove, we’ll stick up for each other,” Keefe said to the Toledo Blade on Oct. 14. “You’ll see good team toughness. We won’t back down. That’s the foundation we want to build from to win a championship. Everyone wants to compete for these fans. They’re the sixth man out on the ice. I want to win a championship and we’ll do it with good team people.” Suiting up for his second season as the Walleye’s goaltender is Jordan Pearce. The goalie played in 37 games last season posting a 15-16-2 record and a .891 save percentage. If the — Walleye, Page B3
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Zach Davis – Editor
Rockets run away from UM-Dearborn 92-73 By Joe Mehling Assistant Sports Editor
(Thomas) and Anthony (Wright) and some other guys get better that might The Rockets defeated the not be the case but right now University of Michigan-Dear- he is an important piece to born 92-73 last night at Sav- our puzzle.” age arena in the team’s final Senior forward Justin Anyexhibition game before trav- ijong and freshman guard eling to Big Ten powerhouse Reese Holliday each had 13 Illinois next Wednesday to points while Griffin begin the regular and Holliday led the season. team with seven re“We still have a bounds apiece. lot of work to do “I think we had an defensively and our awfully hard time offense was a little Toledo 92 handling success better tonight,” UM-Dearborn 73 tonight,” Kowalcsophomore guard zyk said. “We would Malcolm Griffin go on a run and do said. “If we are going to go some good things and all of up against Illinois we have to sudden we would lose sight bring it. We have to play our of what got us that run. A lot hardest and play with disci- of it is a severe lack in depth. pline and we will be I think our guys are alright.” fatigued. I am at a In just his second crossroads, I mean collegiate game and do we run more, do first game as a point we run less, you guard, Rossford nadon’t want to wear tive Zach Leahy led them out.” the youthful Rocket That depth is now team with 16 points a little more depletand earned accoed as former Toledo lades from his coach Start stand out Devin Russell following his Russell left the team performance. earlier in the week. “I can tell you this, right Russell was held out of the now he is the guy we need to 82-80 victory over Sienna have on the floor,” Kowalc- Heights last Saturday as zyk said. “He is the most im- Kowalczyk stated that he portant guy on this team right now. When J.T — Rockets, Page B3
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Freshman guard Zach Leahy led Toledo with 16 points as the Rockets finished 2-0 in exhibition play after a 92-73 victory over UM-Dearborn on Wednesday.
UT defense prepares for first-place showdown
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(From left to right) T.J. Fatinikun, Desmond Marrow, Dan Molls and Archie Donald have each earned Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors this season for a Toledo defense which is tied for the nation’s lead in interceptions (16) and is ninth in turnover margin (+1.0). By Zach Davis Sports Editor
Dan Molls, senior cornerback Desmond Marrow and senior With Toledo off to their linebacker Archie Donald earned the award, while best start since 2005, sophomore the Rockets have defensive used an unfamiliar end T.J. Faformula which fans tinikun won haven’t seen in the the award in past few seasons—a week seven team led by its against Kent defense. State. Toledo has had four “As a deplayers earn Midfense we American Conference take a lot inDefensive Player of Fatinikun to the game the Week honors this on ourseason, each coming within the year’s first seven selves,” Fatinikun said. “For weeks. From weeks two to us to win a game it starts with four, sophomore linebacker our defense. We all believe
that and we are just playing hard each and every game and down just to lead our team to a win and a MidAmerican Conference Championship.” The Rockets have jumped out to a 6-3 record with a 5-0 mark in the MAC, tyMarrow ing themselves with upcoming opponent Northern Illinois (7-2, 5-0 MAC), who UT faces in Dekalb, Ill.
on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. on ESPN 2. “This is what I came to Toledo for, big games like this,” Marrow said. “It’s one of those moments you a l w a y s dream about. Everyone will be watching on national TV.” “Being inMolls volved with the defense my whole life is something I’ve taken pride in,” UT head coach Tim Beckman said.
“They’ve done an outstanding job. Whenever you go into a big game like [NIU] the defense has to rise to the occasion and make plays. “We will have to step up to the challenge no question, because from the games I’ve seen so far they haven’t been stopped. We are going to have to play a darn good game.” Donald Although statistically the Rockets have the sixth-ranked — Defense, Page B3