Wednesday, November 14, 2012
94th year • Issue 14
Women’s basketball wins season opener / 8 Serving the University of Toledo since 1919
Tuition frozen for next year
Special discounts available on housing for transfer students as well By Danielle Gamble News Editor
Rockets travel to DeKalb with division title at stake / 7
Lecturer to discuss Miles Davis / 9
The University of Toledo will freeze tuition and fees for next year, as well as offer free housing next semester for some transfer
students and discounts for some current freshmen who agree to live on campus next year. The goals include retaining students at UT and getting more students to live
on campus. Transfer students for spring 2013 will receive free on-campus housing if they are enrolled full time and transfer in with 12 or more credit hours. Kaye Patten Wallace, vice
Sandwiches and service
Tuition freeze is welcomed; need to know more about housing plan /4
In Brief SG to host watch party for tonight’s football game The University of Toledo Student Government is sponsoring a watch party for the Rockets football team tonight. The big screens at Savage Arena will broadcast the matchup between Toledo and Northern Illinois on ESPN2. Open to all students, faculty and staff, the watch party starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be free pizza and raffle prizes auctioned off throughout the evening. Kickoff for the MidAmerican Conference West division rivalry is set for 9 p.m.
Faculty to present research tomorrow A group of five faculty members will present their research on sensors and advancements being made at the Nexus research program Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5:30- 8 p.m. in Libbey Hall. The event will introduce and examine research on sensors, which are classified in a wide range including mechanical devices such as smoke alarms and biological or chemical molecules that can detect different substances and signal their presence. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Nexus program occurs periodically during the academic year with brief presentations by faculty members in specific disciplines. For more information, call 419-530-5302.
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Courtney Rush, a sophomore pre-med student, volunteers and talks with a homeless person at the Food For Thought picnic Saturday morning.
Students make sandwiches to help homeless people in the community By Michael Gammo Staff Reporter
While the name may conjure images of old ladies playing cards, the UT Bridge Club doesn’t play around when it comes to helping others. Formed in the spring of 2012, the Bridge Club is a student-run organization that meets every other Friday to make bag lunches, which are then distributed to the hungry and homeless on Saturday morning. The lunches consist of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips and cookies; all supplies are donated by UT students. This semester alone has seen over 600 lunches prepared by between 80 and
160 volunteers per meeting. The club was founded by four juniors — Mitch Howard, Ryan Johnston, Drew O’Donnel and Jangus Whitner — who liked volunteering at Food for Thought, a local non-profit organization that provides food to the homeless on Saturday mornings in downtown Toledo. They enjoyed their experiences so much they wanted to give other students the opportunity to connect with the Toledo community outside of campus. “Making sandwiches on Friday is the first step, but the real goal and meaning of Bridge Club is handing out
the food Saturday morning downtown and talking with the people down there,” O’Donnel said. The Food for Thought picnic is held at 10 a.m. every Saturday across from the Toledo Lucas County Public Library downtown. O’Donnel said Saturday’s activities challenge students to let go of preconceived notions of homeless people, and to view them as the people they truly are. “Bridge Club invites students to show compassion and have conversation with people in the community,” he said. See Sandwiches / 6
president for the student experience, said the transfer student deal is a “one-semester initiative.” In another initiative, current freshmen can receive a 25 percent discount on
on-campus housing next year if they earn a 2.5 GPA or higher this year before becoming academic sophomores. See Tuition freeze / 3
Feminist Alliance at odds with UT over clinic ads By Lindsay Mahaney Staff Reporter
Members of the UT Feminist Alliance were angered last week after administrators altered their display in the Student Union accusing a local pregnancy center of false advertising. The display, which was in a display case in the Student Union Building, included the words “This clinic lies to women” with an arrow pointing at an advertisement for free pregnancy tests offered by the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo. The Office of Student Involvement removed the arrow and the word “this.” The Feminist Alliance says its free speech rights were violated, while Dean of Students Michele Martinez says the case is meant for displays with a “positive educational purpose” rather than “negative” messages. The group is also arguing that the Pregnancy Center should not be allowed to advertise on campus, while the organization’s executive director called the Feminist Alliance’s allegations “completely false.” Co-president Hillary Gyuras said the group was protesting because the Pregnancy Center does not properly advertise that it is against abortion. She said this could cause pregnant students to be influenced into making uninformed decisions. “A student has the right to go to a clinic that will give them all their options and not pressure them into a decision they aren’t comfortable with,” she said.
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The display that was in the Student Union.
Pregnancy Center Director Janet Bosserman said the assertions that the Pregnancy Center’s advertising is inaccurate are “completely false.” “We provide free pregnancy tests — that’s what the advertising says,” Bosserman said. “I don’t really know what’s not factual about that.” Bosserman declined to discuss the Feminist Alliance’s specific allegations about the center, saying nobody from the group has contacted the center with concerns. “We’re a big service to UT students,” Bosserman said. “They’re very happy that we offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, and that we care about them and that we talk to them and that we have a very welcoming place.” Martinez said the display was altered after a student voiced concern. See Clinic ads / 3
Muslim students ask administration for larger prayer room By Amanda Eggert Staff Reporter
The Muslim Student Association is asking for a larger prayer room on campus, saying the current space has trouble meeting students’ needs. The prayer space in Student Union Room 3516 can only hold four people at a time, said MSA President Ibtissam Gad, a sophomore majoring in biology. Gad said Muslims pray five times a day and a prayer takes about five minutes, meaning that many students who practice on campus
have to wait in line in order to fulfill daily worship. Dean of Students Michele Martinez said while space in the Student Union is tight, there may be options the university can look into for meeting the students’ request. Gad said there are two afternoon prayers between noon and 3 p.m. that cause many students to be late to class. “Those are the times we get the most traffic for the prayer room because it’s when most people have their classes, and stop in between them,” Gad said.
The nature of the prayers that take place in the room also makes the tight quarters hard to deal with, Gad said. “A huge part of the problem is we stand, we kneel and have our foreheads on the floor. It involves the whole body,” she said. “It’s uncomfortable for males and females to be in the same room because of the small space.” Gad said a larger prayer room in the Student Union would also help commuters because it is a central location on campus. Martinez said her office
supports the MSA and wants to help the organization. Last year, for example, a former custodial closet near the prayer room was converted into a foot-washing station that students use before prayer. An online petition asking for the larger space has about 100 signatures so far, Gad said. She stressed that the online petition was not meant to be confrontational toward the administration. Instead, Gad said, the signatures serve as a gauge of how many students use the prayer room and would like to see a larger space.
“We are trying to collect names to show them how many people need the room,” she said. “We are using the petition to get a numerical value.” Nathan Leroux, an executive board member of Students for Justice in Palestine and sophomore majoring in music education, said the prayer room is valuable. “The Muslim population on campus is large, and it is not only a symbol of belonging, but as a community it shows we have made a mark,” he said. “It is a place where we can sit quietly and make prayer.”
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This week in UT history 25 years ago: When the Student Union board announced that it was showing the X-rated film “Emannuelle” for the weekend movie, it did not seem it would be permitted to do so. Religious activists promised demonstrations. Hundreds came just to see the planned protests, but there were none. The only people with pickets were counterprotesters hoping to run into religious activists. 10 years ago: Nineteen UT students took their chance at the mic to become the first UT Idol on Wednesday. Contestants were judged based on vocal talent, showmanship and overall performance. The judges looked at the contestants’ pitch, diction, precision, difficulty of music, dynamics and volume. They also critiqued stage presence, style, originality and overall performance.
Association of Systems Management Purpose: To serve students interested in information systems and information technology. During the group’s general meetings the organization brings in professionals from the information technology field to expose our members to what these individuals do every day and how they got to where they are. Leaders: Harold Wooten, President; Josh Jones, Vice President; Brandon Vance, Secretary Upcoming events: General meeting with guest speaker Denny Grone, IT Consultant with Marathon Petroleum. His topic will be IT Security, Risk Management & Controls. How to learn more: Visit the ASM Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ToledoASM or contact Harold Wooten at Harold.Wooten@rockets.utoledo.edu.
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Annual UT charity campaign closer to donation goal The UT Community Charitable Campaign, or UTC3, is keeping track of the funds raised by its annual charity campaign on the rocket sign above, located on South Towerview Boulevard. The campaign, which benefits hundreds of Toledo-area charities, raised $81,000 through Oct. 17, a number which has since climbed to $100,000. UTC3 hopes to reach $175,000 by the Dec. 7 donation deadline.
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Martinez said because the nature of the display was “negative,” she didn’t want the university to be responsible for that type of message. “It could be considered censorship, but that’s not what I’m doing,” Martinez said. “I don’t ask to see students’ displays before they go up. Typically we just don’t have this problem.” But Gyuras said UTFA didn’t break any rules. “We feel like we were punished,” she said. “They couldn’t show us in the handbook where it broke a rule and they also couldn’t show us where it was allowed to take down the sign. We didn’t feel like it
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Patten Wallace said after the university suffered a 5 percent drop in enrollment, the offerings are meant to improve retention rates among students moving from freshman to sophomore year. In 2011, only 65 percent of the previous year’s freshmen returned for a second year, according to the UT Office of Institutional Research. Larry Burns, vice president for external affairs, said he is not aware of any other schools offering free housing for transfer students or a housing discount for returning students. He said he hopes the incentives will allow the university to reopen some of the residence halls that were closed this fall, although the first priority is to fill other halls that are under capacity. The number of students living on-campus fell from about 3,700 last year to about 3,200 this fall.
Making college affordable
Patten Wallace said the administration believes cost is one of the biggest reasons students do not return to school. “We know that we lose at least 30 percent of our
was a good enough justification.” She said the alteration of the signs was a violation of UTFA’s First Amendment rights. “The sign wasn’t hate speech; it didn’t start a riot,” Gyuras said. Martinez said she is sorry if UTFA members were hurt by the way the situation was handled. “I don’t think this is typical of what we would normally deal with,” Martinez said. “I don’t foresee us needing to OK all bulletin boards, but maybe that’s a recommendation that someone might have.” The Student Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution backing the Feminist Alliance’s campaign to ban the Pregnancy Center and similar “crisis pregnancy
centers” from advertising on campus. “I can’t say everyone will support it,” said Clayton Notestine, the author of the resolution. “But I know, at least from what we can see with the resolution, nobody objected to it in Student Government and obviously the UTFA is for the resolution to go ahead and have the advertising removed.” Martinez said while the university wants to consider student opinions, the ads will likely remain in the Student Union. “We’re working with someone who is outside the institution that actually took money from that ad,” Martinez said. “I would assume there’s a contract that they’ve already paid and allotted a time to post that ad.”
students from their freshman to their sophomore year,” she said, “so our focus is on that population and how we can support them, and if affordability is one of the pieces, then discounting housing by 25 percent we think can make a significant impact.” Burns said there are benefits to having more students living on campus. “The tuition freeze will impact everybody, but we also know that our students who live on campus tend to be more engaged in the university and therefore tend to have a higher retention rate,” he said. Burns said the university hopes the free housing initiative will be “a deciding factor for several dozen transfer students,” and that those students will decide to stay. “Let’s say somebody transfers and has the free room for a semester,” he said. “It is our hope that they do well, that they like UT, and we’re hoping that they come back.” Burns said while he hopes the initiative will have broad appeal, it is primarily targeting transfer students from two-year schools like Owens, Northwest State and Monroe County community colleges. Officials say they’re hoping the plan will bring in
enough new students — and increase residency numbers enough — to cancel the loss in revenue from offering the incentives. Early projections show the university facing a shortfall of between $32 million and $36 million next year, Burns said. But after reviewing the budget, he said, the administration believes the tuition freeze and housing incentives are both responsible and necessary. “When we looked at trying to have enrollment growth and retention growth and then trying to stay to our commitment of being affordable,” Burns said, “we just felt that even though it’s going to be very hard, we needed to make these decisions about the tuition increase.” Student Government President Paulette Bongratz said while living off campus tends to be cheaper, residence hall life offers a richer college experience. “I think that living on campus definitely helped me academically,” she said. “I’m going to be honest – from a student’s perspective, if I live on campus, I’m going to go to class more often.” Bongratz said the students she talked to about the tuition freeze were “excited.”
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A member of the Lou Diamond Detachment 272 Marine Corps League plays Taps on the bugle during the remembrance ceremony at Savage Arena Nov. 12.
UT gives thanks to veterans at ceremony By Nell Tirone Staff Reporter
The Toledo community gave thanks Monday to the hundreds of veterans who attended the University of Toledo’s eighth annual veterans appreciation breakfast at Savage Arena. The breakfast was followed by a remembrance ceremony, which included a moment of silence for fallen service men and women and the traditional playing of Taps on the bugle. Col. Steven Scott Nordhaus of the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard thanked the veterans present and those who died. “We owe so much to our veterans, it is a debt that we can never truly repay,” he said. “Their stories are the stories of our history, because America rose to greatness on their backs.” Nordhaus also spoke of his experiences of telling families that their loved one died in service. “These scars of freedom and war cut across our entire country, yet they bind us together stronger, and stronger together as a nation,” he said. “Freedom isn’t free.” Nordhaus said the new Veterans Affairs
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Joshua Fletcher, Cadet Battalion Commander of UT’s ROTC program, speaks during a Veterans Day program on Nov. 12 at Savage Arena.
Community-Based Outpatient Clinic on the Health Science Campus, which opened last week, offers a variety of services for about 12,000 veterans. Mayor Mike Bell commended UT, saying it will help veterans “become human again” after they return home from combat duty. “I think sometimes we
forget the human element of our veterans,” Bell said. State Representative Teresa Fedor said honoring veterans is important and discussed some state initiatives to help veterans who become addicted to substance abuse. “They serve with distinction and honor and they come home and try to adjust back to civilian life,” she said.
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Is housing incentive good for all? UT’s tuition freeze is welcome news, but housing plan is questionable The University of Toledo announced plans to freeze tuition for the 2013-14 school year and offer a residence hall fee waiver to students who transfer to UT for the spring 2013 semester. While the freeze is great news for students already attending UT, the transfer student waiver is at least questionable. For this year, tuition was raised to the legal maximum amount in Ohio. The fact that tuition is not being raised for next year is a relief for those who are staying at UT. However, those who paid the tuition prices set at the beginning of this fiscal year should be concerned that UT can now afford to give free housing to an unknown number of transfers — who may be getting a handout at the expense of students who are already here. The administration argues that this plan is valuable because it will bring more students to UT and that the space they will occupy will cost the university no more than the budget can handle, but that might not add up. It will still cost the students who have made UT their first choice. It will still cost more money to pay for occupied residence halls than simply up-keeping them. While money is often given to some students at the expense of others through scholarship programs, they’re for reasons such as sporting accomplishment or academic merit, not simply for having gone somewhere else before choosing UT. We also wonder if this “free trial” offer will help people in the long run. If free housing is the only thing that makes it feasible for a student to attend UT in spring 2013, how will they afford housing for the rest of their time? While it’s bound to attract students to UT and all students will appreciate the tuition freeze, the longevity and fairness of the housing plan for transfer student is questionable at best. letters to the editor
Bongratz’s words are self-serving This past week in the paper there was a columnist who wrote an article. This writer has written several times for the paper this semester and she should never be allowed to do so again. The articles written by Paulette Bongratz have been laced with undertones of sanctimony, whiny self-indulgence and narcissism all aimed at furthering some ivory-tower agenda. Her only purpose in writing seems to be isolating herself from the rest of the community by condescendingly putting us down for not enjoying what she enjoys and for not feeling the way she feels. Her prose is filled with irrational self-interest along with intense and undue judgment of her peers. She’s promulgating an agenda of intolerance and elitism while miring herself and those who read her id-driven words in misinformation and assumptions. She extrapolates generalities from episodic observations and tries to manipulate them into fact. In one article she criticized the University of Toledo population for not attending the opera while likewise criticizing the people who were there because they didn’t dress up to her level of expectations. Maybe most of us in college can’t afford to buy a classy enough suit or a sumptuous enough gown to attend the opera; why attend at all if we’re going to be insulted unless we dance to her tune? By the way, what show did she see; she never actually mentions the name of the show, instead focusing on how the older patrons fawned over how pretty she looked. If you’re going to plug the opera, at least plug the opera. In her most recent article she criticizes the UT body for not being as prideful as OSU’s. She even goes so far as to say that if she were a professor, she would give students the day off
for going to the games. First off, this isn’t OSU; we don’t have 100 years of athletic excellence behind us to give us that sense of school pride. Most people at UT are here because it offers an affordable education. Secondly, universities are academic institutions; they are not sports clubs! That a student should be excused from class for athletic attendance is both absurd and insulting. I don’t pay tuition to be a sports fan; I can do that for free from my home or for slightly more at a sports bar. I’m here to get an education and to learn and develop myself intellectually and socially. She has effectively distanced herself from the majority of the student body and faculty, placing herself in a class above the rest. It’s a shame that someone with seemingly such potential would waste it on useless endeavors such as personal glory and vanity. After several weeks of her articles, I’m left wondering why she is still on the IC staff. I’ve been a student here for several years and I enjoy reading the IC, especially this year with the new format; I think it’s great. However, I find Bongratz’ columns to be an affront to everything the IC stands for — collegiality, cooperation, discourse and friendly advice. I think it would be prudent to reconsider either her position within the paper or perhaps a strong edit of her material. Just because she wrote a column once doesn’t mean she needs to write a column again, especially when it affects the quality of the paper and insults the audience. With all of that said, I should mention that I have never personally met Ms. Bongratz nor do I have any ill will towards her. I’m sure that she’s a fine person in many ways and my letter is in no way an attack on her as a person. My letter is based off of the opinions and tonality of her columns and only of her columns. —Bradley Sommer, UT Senior
Survivors shouldn’t have to advocate for themselves For the past couple months, the University of Toledo Feminist Alliance has been protesting against the administration’s decision to move and change the Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program. In early September, the administration tried to move the SAEPP office from a very private area to a very public area in the Office of Student Involvement. The members of UTFA felt it was highly irresponsible of the administration to overlook the privacy and confidentiality of UT students who utilize the services of SAEPP. Recently, President Lloyd Jacobs admitted in a public forum that there would be changes to SAEPP; however, he assured the audience it wouldn’t be moved to a public location. This is a huge issue because, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, on a campus with about 10,000 female students, about 350 rapes are estimated to occur in a year. However, less than 5 percent of completed or attempted rapes were reported to law enforcement officials and about one-third of survivors didn’t tell anyone. To put this into perspective, UT has about 21,000 students; half of which are women. Whether or not sexual assault is widely discussed on college campuses, it’s undeniably an issue when looking at national statistics. In the past, I’d always been proud of our institution’s sexual assault policy and SAEPP. However, due to the ill-informed decisions by our administration earlier in the semester, it makes me question my past trust in our institution’s response to sexual assault. In UTFA’s meeting with Kaye Patten Wallace, vice president of student experience, she made it clear that she wanted to get students’ thoughts about SAEPP. A huge concern of UTFA is that due to the vicious and pervasive stigma attached to rape and sexual violence, students who actually utilize the
services of SAEPP are unlikely to come After the poetry reading, I started to forward publically, or even on a confiattend more SAEPP events and learned dential basis, in order to speak on bemore about the program. I found out half of the program. Nor should these that SAEPP not only does educational students feel pressure to programming, but it procome forward to speak vides advocacy services on behalf of a program for survivors of violence. that advocates for them. I was 7 years old when Well, if they want a I was sexually assaulted. IC Columnist personal testimony, I didn’t have an advocate. here it is. I probably will never get When I was about seven years old, I justice for my sexual assault since I was sexually assaulted by a family have no way of proving it. However, it member. Shortly after he attacked me, doesn’t have to be this way for UT stuhe was convicted for sexual assault of a dents who survive sexual assault. teenage girl and sent to prison. I reSurvivors of violence shouldn’t have member a few of my family members to advocate for themselves. Students dereferring to the teenage girl he assaultserve to have a trained confidential ed as “bad” and placing blame on the source to know their options and rights girl for my relative’s attacking her. Oth- when it comes to sexual assault. It’s UT’s er family members just denied that responsibility to assure that students are anything happened all together. connected with a trained advocate. It’s Since I was only a child, I didn’t even also UT’s responsibility to actively eduhave the words to describe what hapcate the campus about this issue since it pened to me. Based on my family’s reacaffects a large population of students. tion to the teenage girl, I was afraid to I hope the administration considers try. As I got older, I internalized messages the experience of survivors before imfrom our culture that blamed me for the plementing any changes to the proassault. During my assault, I’d never said gram that’s already effective. If there “no,” in fear of what would’ve happened are changes, they should be based on if I’d protested. There would be nights I how to make it better for the students wouldn’t sleep because I’d lie in my bed who utilize the services, not what is wondering if there’s something I could convenient for the administration. have said or done to stop what happened. If you’re concerned about this issue It wasn’t until I was 18 years old and the potential changes made to that I told someone about my assault. the program, feel free to contact Kaye And even though I’d finally told Patten Wallace at Kaye.PattenWalsomeone, I still lived with these firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you need ings that I was to blame. It wasn’t until to talk to someone about your own my sophomore year in college, when I experiences or would like to know attended a SAEPP event, that I’d heard your options, you can go to the for the first time during a poetry read- SAEPP office, located in the Student ing that it wasn’t my fault. Union Building Room 1511 for the During this event I had this huge retime being, or the Counseling Center, alization that there was nothing I could located in Rocket Hall Room 1810. have done to stop or prevent my sexual assault. I was only seven years old. I was Jeanetta Mohlke-Hill is a senior attacked by a 30-year-old man. How studying women and gender studies and could this ever be viewed as my fault? co-president of UTFA.
An encouragement to a life of reading and writing In 1963, Eudora Welty published a work of short fiction in the New Yorker, titled “Where is The Voice Coming From?” It concerned the killing of a black civil rights leader in Mississippi by a white Southerner. Notably, it was written from the point of view of the murderer, rather than from the point of view of the victim. The story was almost undoubtedly inspired by the killing of Medgar Evers, a leader of the NAACP, in Jackson, Mississippi, by the Klansman Byron De La Beckwith. The murder and its aftermath later became the subject of the 1996 film Ghosts of Mississippi. When Welty was composing the story, the identity of the killer was not yet known to anyone. Welty was working entirely from her understanding of the people she lived among. In the preface to her Collected Stories, she wrote: “That hot August night when Medgar Evers, the local civil rights leader, was shot down from behind in Jackson, I thought, with overwhelming directness: Whoever the murderer is, I know him: not his identity, but his coming about, in this time and place. That is, I ought to have learned by now, from here, what such a man, intent on such a deed, had going on in his mind. I wrote his story — my fiction — in the first person: about that character’s point of view, I felt, through my shock and revolt, I could make no mistake. The story pushed its way up through a long novel I was in the middle of writing, and was
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finished on the same night the shooting had taken place.” Famously, after Byron De La Beckwith’s arrest, and before the story’s publication, Welty and her editors were forced to change many of the story’s details, because she had so precisely imagined the crime from the killer’s point of view that she had effectively predicted things that made the story read like reported nonfiction in light of the information the police investigation was revealing. This is the kind of knowledge that the reading and writing of literature — of short stories, of poems, of essays, of letters — trains a person to learn to inhabit. There are at least two cultivated intelligences Eudora Welty was drawing upon when she tried to reconstruct the point of view of Evers’s killer. First, by years of reading, she had developed an extraordinary capacity for empathy, which is not a compassionate emotional response like sympathy, but which is, rather, an intelligent stretching out into an attempt at understanding what the interior life of
another person must be like. What does the other want, need, and desire? What has been withheld from him or her? What is the sum total of his or her knowledge of the world? What preoccupations guide the special logic from which he or she makes crucial decisions? By reading literature, which privileges the subjective over the objective, and which privileges the exigencies of the individual over the metrics of science, the reader is able to simulate the experience of having lived many hundreds of individual lives not one’s own, an experience which destroys solipsism, or the idea that one’s perception of the world is what the world entirely is. The second intelligence was the intelligence of the writer, an intelligence that begins in reading and finally must manifest itself in writing. The reading creates in the writer the habits of mind that make possible a new sharpness of observation, and an ever-widening possibility of insight. Welty was nearing the end of her career as a writer when she wrote “Where is The Voice Coming From?” It has become, arguably, her most important story. It is also, remarkably, one of her shortest. Reading it today, it seems effortless, but of course, it was the culmination of a lifetime of effort. This, perhaps, is the price of what can pass for prophecy in our time, and it is not a terribly exacting price. It is pleasurable to devote one’s life to reading and writing, and it is worthy. Kyle Minor is a lecturer in the Department of English.
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Last quarter of semester calls for a final push
Here’s some shocking didn’t feel as dedicated to my news for all of you worn-out studies or my activities. students — we’re now threeAlthough these are defiquarters through our semes- nitely not the things I’ll look ter. The fall is coming to a back on and say wow, that’s close. Whether you realize it what makes college great, or not we only they still impact have four weeks your college exleft before fiperience. They nals. It’s crunch might not have IC Columnist time, time for been fun things one last round but they really of exams or do help you projects, time to make a fibuild your character and nal push to make the grade. make you reflect on exactly It’s also time to double why you do what you do. check and make sure you’re We’re at the point of the sejust as dedicated to everymester where dedication kind thing as you were during of wears off and going to that that first week of classes. Yes, 8 a.m. gets harder since the you remember that wondertemperature is slipping under ful honeymoon week where the freezing point and fluryou were so excited to be ries started falling. I chalback at school ready to take lenge you to really push on the world, or at least that yourself to go out of your tough course? Well it’s time way to get to that 8 a.m. class to pull that ambition out of or that late night meeting. the desk drawer and feel reDon’t let the end of the seinvigorated and really push mester blues get to you. through this last quarter of Push yourself to be the best the fall semester game. student, organization memDedication and motivation ber and person you can be. are two of the biggest probVolunteer for a service projlems for college students. ect. Hold the door open for Even I’ve had issues with this another worn-out student at some points. Whether it be going into the library. Study in that organic chemistry for one extra hour instead of class at 8 a.m. or an organiza- going out to Chasers all tion meeting on a Thursday night. Just do something to night when I’d much rather show you’re dedicated. just be hanging out with my Although it might not friends, I’ve had times when I seem like it at this moment,
it’ll make you feel better about yourself. When you’re dedicated to what matters, it really pays off and allows you to reach goals that you never thought were possible. So here is the motivational part of my little soapbox. If the Christmas commercials, flurries and other holiday occurrences lately haven’t made you realized the end of the semester is here, think about this. In most courses the finals are worth approximately 30 percent of your final grade. While it can be frightening that you have so many of them at one time, it’s also a very good thing. That means even if you have a D in a course the final exam might give you the chance to raise this grade to a C and possibly escape retaking a course. All you need is a little motivation and dedication, and your goals are within your reach. So dust off those textbooks you haven’t opened since the first week of school, fight that writer’s block and really get into studying for the next few weeks. Good luck on finals and I hope you’ll have a wonderful winter break and do something relaxing. Julia Baird is a senior studying exercise science.
Develop your personal global strategy How often have you thought you’d really like to go to Europe? Maybe Italy, France or Spain? Perhaps you’ve wondered what it’d be like to travel to Thailand, visit the Great Wall of China or experience the culture of Japan. Maybe South Africa has had an intriguing “pull” for you, or perhaps, you’ve had a longterm fascination with Brazil and would like to see and experience Rio de Janeiro or the Amazon for yourself. Those are excellent thoughts and I encourage you to continue thinking about making your international dream come true. Even better, it’d be a very good thing if you started now planning your own personal “global strategy” to help you realize your dream of study abroad or a meaningful international experience such as an international service learning or research project. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that only a small minority of American university students participates in international education programs. Would you believe one percent? Such programs are costly and, for many, out of reach without outside financial assistance. But there’s reliable evidence that things are changing, and we’re likely to see a significant increase in study abroad and international education programs in the near future. Expansion of international education programs and study abroad is a reflection of several factors including rapid globalization and international economic development. There’s also the recognition that students who are able to participate in such programs are more likely to have a better understanding of global issues and a fuller grasp of other cultures. In addition to broadening your basic understanding of countries and cultures, study
abroad and international ed- cle for most students. ucation programs have been At the same time, there are found to enhance one’s capa- many international programs bility for future cross-cultur- that come with financial assisal learning. tance or support. A 2007 study There are likely of undergraduto be internationate professional al scholarships school students and internships if UT President Emeritus one is willing to showed that study abroad look and to work enhanced basic for one. characteristics such as International service learn“open-mindedness, flexibili- ing programs and projects are ty, cross-cultural adaptability likely to increase in the comand appreciation of diversiing years, providing students ty.” The study also reported with opportunities to render a that positive attitudinal and genuine service to needy behavioral changes are asso- communities somewhere in ciated with students’ interthe world. It’ll also allow them national experiences. to experience and learn about An equally important bene- a different culture. fit of study abroad and interOne of the first steps tonational learning experiences ward an international expeis the value and attractiveness rience is getting your perof such experiences to future sonal passport. UT now has employers. Multi-national an office to help you take companies and corporations this first step. Check with know that students who have the Center for International lived, worked or studied Studies and Programs for abroad are more likely to have more information on how to the knowledge, skills and atti- get your own passport. tudes they desire in their emTalk to your professors or go ployees. These experiences online to learn more about inadd to one’s qualifications ternational opportunities for when it’s time to enter the job university students. Many UT market or launch one’s career. professors have extensive Study abroad and other knowledge of and experience in international educational other countries. Check with programs provide valuable UT’s Study Abroad office about opportunities for students what opportunities are available to learn first-hand by living for you and how you can inteand working in a different grate an international expericountry. The cross-cultural ence into your degree program. and international friendIt doesn’t hurt to dream. In ships, the immersion in a fact, it’s “down-right smart” different language, the to seriously consider how foods and festivals, and you might include an intereven an outside perspective national experience in your on the U.S. often bring university education. It will changes that add meaning broaden your perspective, and quality to one’s life. enhance your interpersonal The University of Toledo is skills, improve your qualifiramping up its programs and cations for that first job and, efforts to encourage more stu- best of all, change your life. dents to include an international experience in their unDaniel Johnson is president dergraduate or graduate eduemeritus, director of global cation. Clearly, the cost of an initiatives and distinguished international experience will professor of public policy and be a challenge if not an obsta- economic development at UT.
The world of reading goes far beyond your textbooks entire e-books! Lately I’ve In an earlier column, I been reading more of what is referenced the stereotype of termed ‘long form’ articles, the shushing librarian, but or the kind of feature articles far more often when people that run in magazines and learn what I do for a living take up several pages or their response is, “Oh, I screens. They’re 15 to 20 wish I had a job where I minute reads, but not novels. could sit around and read Mostly non-fiction, books all day!” these are the perfect They say this not accuslength to read while waitingly, as if I were malining on a friend, just before gering, but with a wistfulbed, or elsewhere the like. ness that indicates that IC Columnist Some good sources for they actually believe this current events only six perthese are “Arts & Letters is what I do at work. I Daily,” “SciTech Daily,” have no idea which librar- centage points or less than older readers. Longform.org, Longreads. ies they’ve visited where After college age, there’s a com, and TheFeature.net. this were true, but alas for noticeable drop in reading There are plenty of web those bibliophiles among utilities and apps that inyou considering a Master’s rate for the 25-29 category before a return to higher tegrate well with these in library science, I hate sites mark items to read to break your bubble — li- levels of reading in people for later on any computer brarians read on their own in their 30s and beyond. Perhaps that five-year lull or device … “Readability,” time, for the most part. in reading is the recovery “Instapaper” and “Pocket” Now, when I’m not at are just a few. work, I guess I do probably period where people get a Now, some people will read more than most of my break from assigned and mandatory say e-books and other elecfriends. I get Some people will reading for tronic formats are inferior a daily newspaper, say that e-books and their class- types of reading. These es. Later folks are devotees of the for one, and other electronic they redisheft of a book, the tactile that sets me formats are inferior cover the sensations of holding the apart from pleasure of book, turning the pages, three-quartypes of reading. reading even the smell of a book. ters of the when getting to choose Personally, I think if your U.S. population. what, when and why they books smell, there may be a I have only three rooms want to read. problem! I recently read an in my house without a Another aspect that this interview with the late aubookshelf, and those are the bathroom, the half-bath study looked at was reading thor Maurice Sendak of of e-books. While e-book Where the Wild Things Are and my laundry room. who said when asked about Typically, I keep a book in usage generally followed the trends of the overall e-books, “I hate them. It’s my car incase I get somereading in each age group, like making believe there’s where early and a book on an interesting note was another kind of sex. There my nightstand to read bewhich devices were used to isn’t another kind of sex. fore bed. While librarians read. There isn’t don’t get to sit around and Younganother read all day, a love of readWhile I will agree ... er of ing — or perhaps I should that a book is a book is kind readers book. A say a love of continuous a book, I still consider book is a were learning — is probably a prerequisite for being a suc- much an e-book or audiobook book is a more book. I cessful librarian. a book. know that’s But what about in college? likely to read terribly A recent study came out an e-book on a cell phone old-fashioned.” about the reading habits of or a laptop or desktop comWhile I will agree with ‘young adults’ (16-29 years puter than older readers, him that a book is a book old) from the Pew Research who were more likely to is a book, I still consider Center People aged 18-24 read e-books on an e-book an e-book or audiobook a had a reading rate, or the reader or tablet. book. For me, it’s the conpercentage that had read at Interestingly, the availtent, not the container least some of a book in the ability of reading material in that matters. I hope everypast year, of 88 percent. electronic format was cited one will find the new Much of this may be atby 40 percent of younger things to read for their tributed to having to read readers as a reason that they pleasure, informing themtextbooks in the course of read more than they used selves, and education even their education. 81 percent to. I certainly have found long after it is required, of those 16-29 gave school this to be true. no matter what the conor work as their reason for Like many of you, most of tainer looks like. reading versus 49 percent the reading I do is off a for people over 30. screen of one sort or another. Wade Lee is an associate But, people in this age A blog post here, a PDF professor in the library and group said they read for there. I’m not even talking an avid reader. pleasure or keeping up with
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“If you’re living on the streets then you might not get real interaction with others regularly, so the Saturday morning picnic is what it’s all about, showing caring and love, and making someone feel better.” Johnston said the activities allow students to connect with the area’s homeless. “It’s about having a genuine conversation with other people, not showing them pity,” Johnston said. “When you go a couple times, you start making friends with the regular ‘customers’ and you get to talk to them, hear their story, and just having a real conversation means so much to someone who might not get to talk to anyone all week.” Bridge Club is not an officially recognized club at UT, but the founders said this increases the group’s appeal. Being unofficial and solely student-run allows the club to be more flexible with participating students. “You can come and go as you like, there’s no mandatory attendance or dues, and we don’t exclude people — it’s just a fun way to help others,” O’Donnel said. Bridge Club meets at the first floor of the Crossings residence hall. Students are asked to sign into a spreadsheet with their name and email so that they can be sent club info and updates. Students break into small groups and are assigned tasks like making sandwiches, filling plastic bags with chips or cookies or assembling lunches.
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Michelle Hoffman, a senior majoring in exercise science, listens to a homeless person Saturday morning.
First-time volunteer Keesha Lane, a junior majoring in psychology, said she liked that all levels of students both undergrads and grad students were participating. “I think it’s a really fun, nice way to volunteer especially since it’s on campus, and I plan on going to the downtown picnic in the future,” Lane said. Ceira Chen, a longtime member and junior majoring in exercise science, said people are drawn to the playful and relaxed atmosphere. “A lot of students aren’t local and don’t really get involved with the community, and Bridge club is a fun, easy way to do that,” Chen said. “You don’t realize how much a bag lunch can make someone’s day.”
Although there are no more sandwich-making events scheduled this semester, regular meetings will start up again next spring. In the meantime, students are encouraged to go downtown on Saturday mornings to volunteer at the Food for Thought picnic. “The beauty of this is that it’s college people coming together for the common good, helping the community and being awesome,” Johnston said. “You can come here and forget about your problems, schoolwork, drama or whatever and just help people.” Anyone who wants to volunteer can carpool with Bridge Club members by meeting in front of the Crossings at 9:30 a.m.
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in brief Cold shooting sinks Rockets in Minnesota The UT men’s basketball team fell to the Gophers 82-56 Monday night at Williams Arena. UT shot just 31 percent for the game (19-of61) and missed 16 of their 19 three-point attempts. They had just 22 points at the half on 22 percent shooting. Minnesota jumped out to a 12-0 lead and the Rockets were forced to play catch up all night. At one point, the deficit grew to 23-5 and UT trailed 4822 at the half. Toledo found their touch in the second half, doubling their shooting percentage to 44. However, the deficit proved to be way too much to overcome. Junior guard Rian Pearson led all scorers with 18 points. Freshman center Nathan Boothe scored 13 and pulled down seven rebounds. Sophomore Joe Coleman led the Gophers with 15 points. UT remains on the road and will face Northern Iowa tonight at 8 p.m.
Fluellen named semi-finalist for Walker Award UT’s David Fluellen was named one of 10 semi-finalists Friday for the Doak Walker Award, given each season to the country’s best running back. The junior from Lockport, N.Y. is currently second in the nation with 1,381 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. He has gone over the century mark on seven occasions, including the last six games in a row. Fluellen is averaging over 182 yards per game in that span. He is joined by other standout backs such as Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, Oregon’s Kenjon Barner and Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell. The winner of the Doak Walker Award will be announced Dec. 6 at the Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN.
Volleyball swept in final weekend of season The Rockets dropped both of their weekend matches to close out the season, losing 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-23) to Central Michigan and 3-2 (29-27, 23-25, 17-25, 25-21, 1511) to Eastern Michigan. UT kept each set close throughout Friday’s matchup, but couldn’t come through with clutch points in key situations. After dropping the first two sets, Toledo took a 20-19 lead in the third as they attempted to make a comeback. However, the Chippewas went on a 6-3 run to close out the set and the match. Senior outside hitter Sandra Parys and junior middle blocker Dakota Harkins led the team with 10 kills each. The Rockets put the clamps on a disappointing season Sunday, falling in five sets to Eastern Michigan. UT let a 16-9 lead slip away in the first set, but rallied to win the second. Tied at two sets apiece, the Eagles led throughout the entire fifth set to take the match. Parys and junior outside hitter Jordan Kielty led the Rockets with 21 kills each. UT hit .247 for the contest. With the pair of losses, Toledo finishes the season with a record of 8-20 (2-14).
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UT-NIU becoming bigger rivalry
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Junior running back David Fluellen evades Ball State cornerback Quintin Cooper Nov. 6 at the Glass Bowl. The nation’s second-leading rusher will be counted on tonight against the Huskies. By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
Each member of the Toledo football team has a wristband that reads “11-30-12,” the date of the Mid-American Conference Championship game in Detroit. Those bands serve as a constant reminder of what the team’s primary goal has been since last spring — become conference champions. Matt Campbell and the Rockets have taken a ‘onegame-at-a-time’ approach all season, but it’s no secret that tonight’s game against Northern Illinois (9-1, 6-0) has been
the most important one on the schedule all along. For the third year in a row, the Rockets and Huskies will battle it out to decide who represents the West Division in the title game. With so much riding on each matchup, there’s no love lost in this budding rivalry. “We know it’s a big game and we know it’s become a huge rivalry,” Campbell said. “The last two years, they’ve won two big football games because they out-physicaled us and they beat us. We’ve got great respect for their program and what they do, but we’ve got great faith in
who we are and where we’re at right now and we look forward to the challenge.” When asked what this rivalry means, junior running back David Fluellen paused for a few seconds and simply said, “MAC Championship. If you want to win the MAC, this is it right here. This is what you worked hard for in the winter, in the spring and all summer. This is what you worked for, this opportunity right here.” UT is coming off a tough 34-27 defeat at the hands of Ball State last Tuesday. Toledo entered the game ranked
No. 25 in the BCS standings but a flat performance and a questionable fourth down call in the fourth quarter put an abrupt stop to any more rankings talk. Despite the mistake-filled loss, Campbell was quick to point out that the main goal is still within their grasp. “Everything that we’ve worked for is still in front of us,” he said. “What can’t happen is that loss creating two losses. We know we play a great team this Wednesday, but Toledo cannot hurt itself two weeks in a row.” See Battle / 8
Women’s XC selected to third straight NCAA Championship By Nick Delwiche Sports Reporter
The UT women’s cross country team has received an at-large berth in the NCAA Cross Country Championships after finishing fifth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet in Madison, Wis. last Friday. The Rockets are the only Mid-American Conference school to qualify for the NCAA Tournament multiple times and one of only four MAC schools to appear at all. The women’s race will be made up of 31 teams representing nine regions. The top two teams in each region automatically qualified for a total of 18 teams. Additionally, 13 teams, including Toledo, were selected as at-large competitors. Toledo’s success during the regular season along with their solid finish last week earned them their bid. The Rockets have appeared in the last three NCAA Championships and push themselves to be national contenders. “Obviously our goal is to take care of the MAC first, and we do that, but our sights are always set higher than the MAC,” said UT head coach Kevin Hadsell. “Our goal is to be one of the top 25 teams in the country every year.” UT received their spot for the championship without two-time All-MAC runner Megan Wright who aggravated a leg injury. Toledo could have finished higher at the regional meet has Wright been healthy, but UT still would have likely qualified for the NCAA Championships. “Had Megan been in there it would have been a different story,” Hadsell said. “But it also would have been the
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Toledo sophomore Liz Weiler and the Rockets were awarded their third straight trip to the NCAA Championships with a solid fifth place finish at Regionals last Friday.
same outcome in that we qualified for the NCAA’s.” Unfortunately for the Rockets, they will have to run without her at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Wright will return at some point, but not in time for the NCAA’s. “Her goal right now is to heal up and get ready for indoor,” Hadsell said. “Injuries are a part of athletics. We are going to have to come up with a comparable performance.” An injury to a talented runner like Wright changes Toledo’s goals for the NCAA Championships. The Rockets were ranked 15th at one time and had the goal of finishing in the top 15. Losing Wright
changes slightly alters that. “Two weeks ago our goal was going to the NCAA’s and finishing in the top 15,” Hadsell said. “Now our goal is to finish in the top 25. That’s the difference when you lose someone that good.” Even without Wright, Hadsell is confident that his team can perform to the best of their ability. “I think we can run a little bit better this weekend,” Hadsell said. “There’s not that sense of urgency anymore. We can run a little more aggressive in the first half of the race as opposed to the second half of the race.” The hunger that this team has to constantly prove themselves to the rest of the
country is what gives them the ability to compete at a high level no matter what. “We’re not content, we know that there is so much more that we can accomplish,” Hadsell said. “The entire atmosphere of our program, from our best girl to our slowest, is to see how good we can get and continue to shock the country. The only thing holding us back is ourselves if we let it.” The NCAA Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The women’s race will begin at approximately 12:00 p.m. followed by the men’s race at approximately 1:15 p.m.
Theirs is not a rivalry born of a shared border but rather one which has developed from palpable tension, mutual respect and of course, dominance. Since 2010 no two MidAmerican Conference programs have posted better league records than Northern Illinois (9-1, 6-0) and Toledo (8-2, 5-1). The MAC West division foes who boast 21-1 and 19-3 respective marks the past two-plus seasons. Lacking a geographicallybased rival in the conference, it follows that NIU would direct its contempt toward the other powerhouse in the division, the Rockets, a team which also holds a 29-10 overall edge in the series. And while the Battle for I-75 holds an unquestioned sentimental significance to the UT football team, in recent years the cross-division showdown against Bowling Green has scarcely carried the onfield weight of the Rockets annual clash with the Huskies. Both teams entered raucous Huskie Stadium undefeated in conference play two years ago, before NIU throttled the Rockets 60-35 behind junior quarterback and first-team All-MAC honoree Chandler Harnish, who threw for 161 yards and rushed for 149 more, averaging more than 10 yards per attempt in each category. The MAC West crown was on the line again in 2011, this time at the Glass Bowl, where the rivalry took a bizarre twist before the teams even had a chance to test their mettle. A newcomer to the MAC West showdown, freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass purposefully barreled over members of the Rocket Marching Band as the Huskies jogged onto the field following a pre-game show. As the game was broadcast on ESPN2 for the second-straight season, the incident was caught on camera, resulting in Bass’ suspension by NIU and a plea of “no contest” to first-degree misdemeanor assault in Lucas County court. Northern earned the right to represent the division in the conference championship by winning a 63-60 shootout, as the teams combined for a ridiculous 1,121 yards of total offense. The Huskies went on to win the MAC Championship, topping Ohio in a 23-20 thriller in Detroit, a fact that surely left a bitter taste in the collective mouth of a Toledo program which has not claimed a MAC crown since 2004. Earlier this month it appeared as though the Rockets would enter Wednesday’s contest at Northern touting a national ranking, but days after making their way into the Top 25 while sitting at home, the University of Toledo played their way out of the rankings at the Glass Bowl Nov. 6 on national television. The Rockets committed 10 penalties for 111 yards, including three personal fouls, during a 34-27 loss to Ball State (7-3, 4-2). Toledo committed seven penalties for 81 yards in the first half alone, two of which negated David Fluellen touchdown runs. The biggest blunder of the night, however, was perpetrated not by a player, but rather first-year UT head coach Matt Campbell. Tied at 27, Campbell opted to go for it on 4th-and-1 from the Cardinals 14 early in the fourth quarter, a decision which ultimately led to Ball State’s game-winning touchdown. See Rival / 8
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UT wins big in opener By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
If you believe in karma, you might feel as if the Toledo women’s basketball team was owed one Friday night in their season debut against Arkansas State, which they won 56-34 in convincing fashion. UT traveled to Jonesboro last year just two days after seeing guard Naama Shafir tear her ACL. To make matters worse, the Rockets lost to the Red Wolves in a game they felt they let slip away. If that wasn’t bad enough, the plane that was supposed to pick them up afterwards never showed up and they were forced to take a bus all the way back to Toledo. It’s no surprise this victory felt a little bit sweeter. “We knew we had to come out here with a purpose,” said senior center Yolanda Richardson. “That bus ride back home last year was not good. That was a lot of fuel for us, just knowing how bad that hurt and how bad that bus ride was, we wanted to send them back the same way we came back last year.” The MAC favorites played stifling defense all night, holding ASU to 28 percent shooting and forced 24 turnovers. The Red Wolves were held to just 12 points in the second half. “We were so happy tonight to be the defensive team that we knew we could have been [last year against ASU],” said UT head coach Tricia Collup. “Our defense is getting to where we need it to be and quicker than it has in the past. Hopefully soon our offense will follow. I’m really proud of the effort our players gave tonight.” Arkansas State’s junior
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Something else the Rockets can ill-afford to do is let Huskie quarterback Jordan Lynch have his way with their defense, something that is much more easier said than done. The junior from Chicago has completed 63 percent of his passes this season for 2,175 yards, 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He has also run for 1,342 yards (sixth-best in the country) and 16 more scores. It’s not difficult to see why some have placed him at the bottom of their Heisman Trophy ballots. “What’s so impressive about Jordan is his ability not only to run the football, but his ability to throw it,” Campbell said. “I think that’s what makes him more dangerous than anything. He’s a great runner, he’s a tough player. Give Jordan all the credit in the world because he’s made himself a special player.” The Toledo defense has seen its fair share of dualthreat quarterbacks, most notably Arizona’s Matt Scott and Cincinnati’s Munchie Legeaux.
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A tactical error also aided a game-winning drive last Nov. 1 in Toledo’s divisiondetermining meeting with the Huskies. Ignoring pleas from at least one assistant, former Rockets head coach Tim Beckman opted to keep a pair of timeouts in his pocket on Northern Illinois’ final scoring drive, instead watching as the Huskies burned nearly four minutes off the clock before scoring the gamewinning touchdown with 19 seconds left. A spot in the Top 25 is off the table for the Rockets, at least for the regular season. But unlike last season, UT will have an opportunity to bounce back from critical
forward Jane Morrill scored 12 points, the only Wolf to break double figures. She scored 10 of those in the first half before Toledo found a way to stop her in the second, limiting her to just 1-of-6 shooting for two points. Morrill — who averaged over 16 points a game last year — scored the first eight points of the game for Arkansas State and was having her way with the UT defense. She scored just four more points on 2-of-10 shooting for roughly the last 35 minutes. “I think we got better ball pressure on the outside which made it harder to come in to her, Richardson said. “The first half made us see a little bit better what we needed to do. When we came back out, we were prepared more. Moving our feet and making sure we deny her from getting the ball.” The scariest moment of the night occurred 5:30 into the contest when junior guard Andola Dortch dove for a loose ball, went down in a heap and immediately grabbed her knee. Dortch — who has torn each ACL in her career — had to be helped to the locker room by a pair of trainers. Although the injury appeared to be serious, she returned to the bench with about 10 minutes to go and got back on the court to begin the second half. Cullop said they believe it’s just a sprain. “[It was] a little obstacle thrown at us,” she said. “We didn’t know what the injury was. I’m really proud of how our players handled that situation because it’s hard when you see someone you care about go down. I thought Janelle [Reed-Lewis] and Inma [Zanoguera]
really stepped up as well as Naama and showed a lot of great composure in a very difficult time.” Reed-Lewis nailed her first of two triples in the first half with 8:20 to play that gave UT a 23-15 lead. She hit her second six minutes later to give them a 3121 advantage. She led all scorers with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting despite coming off the bench. The Rockets enjoyed a nine point lead at the half but blew it wide open in the second. With 11 minutes to play, sophomore Inma Zanoguera tipped a pass into the air and sprinted down the court for an easy, fast break layup to give UT a 39-24 lead. The native of Spain has been heralded for her defense in her young career, but also knows a thing or two about offense, scoring 12 points in addition to her 10 rebounds. “She’s strong enough to post, she can hit a three, she can hit a pull-up jump shot and she’s very aggressive going to the basket,” Cullop said. “I’m very pleased with the confidence I’m seeing from her, we really needed it.” The Red Wolves failed to find the scoring column for more than eight minutes to begin the second half before Carlisha Wyatt finally ended the drought at the 11:33 mark with a jumper in the paint. Reed-Lewis stole pass and took off the other direction for an easy lay-in to make it 42-26 with 8:55 left. Shafir stopped and popped in the lane two minutes later to put UT in front 44-28 as the Rockets coasted to the finish line. Toledo returns to the court tonight to face Dayton on the road. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
You can expect to see a ton of read-option from Lynch, something the UT defense has surely prepared for all week. “We have to play assignment-sound defense and fit where we need to fit,” said senior safety Jermaine Robinson. “Don’t let him get loose and stop the plays that he likes to run. Get some takeaways against him and get his confidence down.” Toledo has their fair share of playmakers as well, but the unit as a whole hasn’t exactly been firing on all cylinders lately. After averaging 41.5 points per game through their first four MAC contests, that number has fallen to 27 in their last three games overall. Terrance Owens was completing 66 percent of his throws through UT’s first seven games for 12 touchdowns against just three interceptions. In his last three outings, his completion percentage has fallen to 51 percent with just two touchdowns and two picks. While Campbell is quick to point out that the success of junior David Fluellen (over 180 rushing yards in his last six games) has taken
some of the burden off of T.O., he’ll have to make more plays tonight than he has recently. And he’ll have to do it in what figures to be a raucous environment. It’s no secret that Huskie fans and players don’t care too much for the Rockets. “Everyone is going to hate Toledo there, it’s going to be a great crowd,” Fluellen said. “It’s us against them. Nobody there is going to be with us, we all we got. You’ve got the man to the left of you and to the right of you. You’ve got to trust that they’ve got your back and I know our guys will.” The Rockets lost 63-60 in this matchup a season ago when the stakes were the same. It was the only conference game UT lost all year and prevented them from reaching the title game. Fluellen is one of many who haven’t forgotten. “The seniors preached about the nasty taste that was in their mouths last year,” he said. “I know I don’t want lead them out on a note like that, I want to lead those seniors out on the best note possible.”
mistakes made in a big game with its goal from the outset of the year — winning the Mid-American Conference crown — still within reach. Now, that is of course, assuming Toledo can dispatch of the bumbling Akron Zips (1-10, 0-7) the following week at home. But while efficient play and focus on the task at hand should be all that is necessary to best the Zips, it might not be enough to propel the Rockets past a Northern Illinois team which has extended its conference win-streak to 14 and has not dropped a game since its season opener, a 18-17 loss at Iowa. Dekalb always provides for a hostile environment but Northern and their fans admittedly turn it up an extra notch for the developing
UT-NIU rivalry. While Toledo has found itself in close contests seemingly every week this season, the Huskies have outscored their opponents by an average of 40-18. First year starter Jordan Lynch has fronted the explosive Northern attack with a campaign that will probably earn the junior quarterback MAC offensive player of the year accolades. The Rockets are once again in control of their conference championship dreams, though the odds are tilted in favor of their upstart nemesis capturing a thirdconsecutive MAC West title, and perhaps a second-consecutive MAC crown. If the past few seasons are a sign of what’s ahead, however, expect to see both programs on the national stage and competing for the division for
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calendar Wednesday 2:30 p.m.: Employee Wellness Screenings for faculty and staff, Plant Operations Building (next to Child Care Center), room 1000. 4 p.m.: Study Abroad Information Session, Snyder Memorial, Room 1100. Thursday 2:30 p.m.: Employee Wellness Screenings for faculty and staff, Plant Operations Building (next to Child Care Center), room 1000. 3 p.m.: Discussion of the book Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches From the War, with author Tom Barden, Carlson Library, Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections. 7 p.m.: PEACE Project performances and discussion, hosted by UT Anti-Bullying Task Force, Memorial Field House, room 2100. 8 p.m.: Coming Out Meeting, hosted by UT LGBTQA, Student Union Building, room 3018. FRIDAY Last day to register for May 2013 graduation. 9 a.m.: UT Art Faculty Exhibit, Center for Visual Arts, Main Gallery. SATURDAY 1 p.m.: Showing of The Alien that Stole Christmas, Ritter Planetarium. Cost: $7, adults; $5 children 4-12, seniors, faculty, staff and students; free, children 3 and under. SUNDAY 4 p.m.: Faculty Artist Recital, featuring Robert Ballinger, Center for Performing Arts, Recital Hall. MONDAY Noon: Discussion on Bipartisanship, featuring Ohio Representatives Marcy Kaptur and Bob Latta, Law Center, McQuade Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.: UT Jazz Night, featuring Olman’s Oscilators, Crystal’s Lounge (at The Ramada Hotel), 3536 Secor Rd.
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Changes in the water
New UT theatre production features unique stages, costumes and themes By Caitlin Arthurs Staff Reporter
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Ashley Stevens, left, a senior theatre major, and Pasha Carter, a senior theatre major, rehearse a scene from “Metamorphoses.”
The stage of the CPA will soon undergo a transformation as it prepares for the upcoming production of “Metamorphoses.” “Metamorphoses” is Mary Zimmerman’s Tony awardwinning adaptation of Ovid's book, containing a collection of myths taken from both Greek and Roman mythology. These stories are similar to stories found in the Bible, the Torah, the Epic of Gilgamesh and various other forms of religious literature.
Originally performed in Chicago, “Metamorphoses” is now brought to the local stage for University of Toledo students to enjoy. However, being a UT production, the adaptations of these tales may not be what audiences expect. “‘Metamorphosis’ means ‘transformation,’” said Irene Alby, professor of theatre and director of the production. “I have decided to use the theme of birth as a metaphor for the play. As a journey of transformation towards wisdom, a women's journey to birth is an apt
metaphor.” Transformation doesn’t just take place in the play, but on the actual stage as well. “The play is centered around a pool — and sure enough, our choreography is centered in and around a heated pool on stage,” Alby said. “Working with a pool has definitely had its challenges. It has meant figuring out which characters get wet, far enough in advance to ensure that costumes and makeup for those characters See Play / 10
Noted jazz historian to discuss Miles Davis album Native American that musical awakening upon I had no idea that it was still events are bringing students hearing the 1959 masterpiece. selling 5,000 copies and still and faculty together to conAshley Kahn said he was 14 “The depth of the emotion till this day sells more than sider the work’s continuing Heritage or 15 when he put the Miles is really what struck me. It contemporary jazz,” he said. relevance. Davis’ album Kind of Blue on wasn’t sad; it certainly wasn’t “And 50 years on, it’s a cultur“We wanted to try someMonth on the turntable and dropped the happy; it was very mood-setal milestone and one of those thing new and expand the needle on the vintage vinyl for ting and deep. You don’t forclassics that transcends its program from books to music campus the first time in the get your first interaction with time. It feels always modern. and use the landmark jazz alWritten by Vicki L. Kroll Toledo Free Press
mid-1970s. “I was very much into the sounds that were in the air at the time, like Bruce Springsteen was just starting to happen. By ’77 I was deep in Bob Marley, the Talking Heads had just broken. Those were all my heroes. And the guy who actually turned me on to a bunch of those different groups was a high school buddy,” the journalist recalled. “He was over at my place, and he went up to my father’s collection, which was just about 20 albums, and … pulled Kind of Blue and he said, ‘You know, this is a classic.’ And it took the blinders off my eyes and ears, and I put it on and it certainly didn’t sound like any sound that I was defining as jazz at that point.” Millions have experienced
a classic, and that’s exactly what that album is,” Kahn said during a call from his
The music, when you put it on, it sounds as fresh as yesterday.”
“50 years on, ‘Kind of Blue’ is a cultural milestone and one of those classics that transcends time.” Ashley Kahn Author, “Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece”
home in Fort Lee, N.J In 1999, the music producer penned an article for The New York Times to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic record. A publisher asked Kahn if could expand that into a book. “Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece” was released in 2001. “I had known that the album was enduringly popular.
The noted music historian and author will discuss Kind of Blue today at 7 p.m. in The University of Toledo’s Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall. His free, public talk is part of UT’s First Look+Listen, a partnership between the FirstYear Experience Program and Student Affairs. All freshmen were asked to listen to Kind of Blue, and reading groups and
bum Kind of Blue that maybe not all students are familiar with, but that in its own way tells the history of American music — born of European and African music traditions — by one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis,” said Jennifer Rockwood, director of the First-Year Experience Program. The album that runs just over 45 minutes has long-lasting playing power, influencing jazz, rock and classical music. In 2003, the LP was ranked No. 12 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Quintessentially cool, Davis was the trumpet-playing maestro that made it happen. “His appeal, the way he
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UT authors offer tips for NaNoWriMo writers By Deena Mitchell and Russell Axon Staff Reporter and Rocket Life Editor
As the middle of November arrives, so does the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo.” Both experienced and aspiring authors are tasked with completing a full length novel within the month’s 30 days. It’s no simple undertaking. As computer screens burn retinas, and ink wells dry up, participants are likely struggling to make that final push to completion. To offer some motivation, The Independent Collegian asked a small selection of UT-affiliated authors who have completed and published, or are in the process of doing so, substantial works. Both the list of authors and their advice is by no means exhaustive, and writers should seek out experience and advice anywhere they can. And what better place to start that search than UT. Jane Bradley, an English professor, got her book, “You Believers,” published in May 2011. The book allows the reader to examine a horrific crime from different perspectives such as the victim, the perpetrator and the loved ones. Bradley Bradley said the story is one that rewards readers with insight
into how one might handle a horrific event and then reveals the effects of random violence. She was asked to write this book by the mother of a missing woman. After hearing the mother’s story and the events of her daughter’s disappearance, Bradley decided to write the book to give tribute to the mother and daughter. Bradley worked on the book for two years and then took a four-year break because the violent material was taking a toll on her. Bradley began working on the book again after running into the mother of the victim. “I was appalled with myself for not having completed what I said I would do,” Bradley said. “So I went back to work on it, and two years later I had a manuscript ready for an agent.” Bradley said a major aspect of her writing process is letting her imagination wander. Once she decided how she wanted to tell the story she went on to write the chapters and used note cards to keep track of the different ideas. She stressed that writing takes discipline and is not always easy. “Writing can be a lonely place, so one has to enjoy her own company and an imagination which can easily occupy her with all the characters running around in her head,” Bradley said.
Her key advice to students wanting to write a book is to read. “Read everything and read with your imagination at work,” Bradley said. “As I said, one must be disciplined. Turn off the television, the computer and the phone to get your work going and to get it completed.” Ben Stroud, assistant English professor, will have his story collection, “Byzantium,” published this upcoming summer. This collection brings different corners of the historical world to life with various stories. Stroud’s stories range from a young boy seeking his stepfather’s acceptance to a recounting of the origins of a detective in Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany. He said over the last five years the stories in this book were sent to editors and some were published in magazines. He added that this process was not easy and some stories were more difficult to sell. Stroud “One story in the collection took over a year to sell and then after that, it took three more years to finally appear in the magazine,” Stroud said. Stroud said this story collection took seven years to complete and required a rigorous schedule. He added that he starts with a rough draft and keeps revising until it’s finished. “I tend to only work on one thing at a time,” Stroud
said. “That’s what works best for me, though I know a lot of other writers prefer to have multiple projects going.” He said the best thing for new writers to do is to create a writing schedule and to commit to it. “Write everyday or at least as many days of a week as you can and don’t be scared to throw out a draft,” Stroud said. Paul Many, communication professor, had his first book, “These Are The Rules,” published in 1998 after having to send it to 22 publishers before one picked it up. Many This book is an extension of a short story about Many’s summers at Long Island and the Italian family down the block. He said it took about two years to write his book and about another year to go through the editing process. Many said an important aspect of his writing process is dedicating a few hours a day to writing. “At this stage of my life, writing is a part of my daily activities,” he said. Many said writing requires dedication and new writers will have to put in the time. “Use the many resources of the Internet to find agents and editors,” Many said. “Be persistent and stay optimistic.”
The following events are scheduled for UT’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
Poetry Reading What: Susan Deer Cloud, a mixed lineage Catskill Mountain Indian, will be reading her poetry and speaking in celebration of Native American month, Turtle Island’s First People, and of the continuing beautiful indigenous in “all of us.” Where: OMSS Lounge (Room 2500), Student Union Building When: 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14
Showing of “Dakota 38”
What: In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged… Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankota, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution.” This is the story of their journey - a ride that is about a dark history and the healing thereafter. Where: Room 1200B, Savage and Associates Complex When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20
Hopi Artists and the World Market
What: Circulating in Western markets for a century and a half, Hopi pots have been transformed from artifact to fine art, a transformation that relied on the representations of Indian traders, museum personnel, and art dealers. Yet, this historical reality denied women artists the authority to determine value based on their own cultural criteria. Today these values are at risk of being alienated from the community. This talk explores representations of Hopi art that structured a market while silencing artists, and reports on collaborating with them in a cultural heritage project to re-inscribe this art based on their history and aesthetics. Presented by Lea S. McChesney, department of sociology and anthropology, and department of women’s and gender studies. Where: University Hall, Room 4100A When: Noon, Friday, Nov. 30
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Event Calendar: International Education Week The following is a list of scheduled events coinciding with UT’s International Education Week. Wednesday, November 14 Sushi Chef Demonstration Location: Student Union, Trimble Student Lounge Time: 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Learn sushi-chef secrets to making delicious sushi! Join our Chef Jeung from Taruman Sushi talk about the differences in vegetable, cooked and raw sushi. We will go over the basics of sushi rice and surprisingly simple slicing techniques. Tricky Trivia: International Trivia & Flag Matching Location: Student Union, Trimble Student Lounge Time: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Are you up to date on your knowledge of international current events? Do you have a unique ability to recognize flags from countries around the world? If so, come celebrate International Education Week by taking our trivia quiz and/or flag matching quiz and be entered into a drawing to win movie tickets! My Name Around the World Location: Student Union, Trimble Student Lounge Time: 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Stop by and learn how to write your name in Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese and other languages. You Went Where? Tips from Students Who Went Abroad Location: Student Union,
Room 2591 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Still unsure about booking that flight? Get inspired by UT students and alums as they share their study abroad experiences. You’ll be selecting your study abroad program and booking a flight in no time! Students will also share tips to get you started, and share practical tips about various topics including: packing (do you really need to pack ALL your favorite clothes?), budget, safety, shopping, and more! Resume Building Workshop: Global Careers Location: Snyder Memorial, Room 1100 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interested in working for an international company, or working abroad? Have you studied abroad and are interested in finding out how to enhance your resume with your experience? Join UT's Career Services to learn about the various aspects of building a resume for your international career goals! Must Knows: Driving and Drinking Laws for students new to the U.S. Location: Snyder Memorial, Room 1100 Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This workshop will cover a variety of important Ohio laws that, if violated, can affect one's visa status.
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looks, the way he sounded, that trumpet, that eerie sound — that lonely, vulnerable sound of his trumpet is such an amazing singular sound in modern jazz and became popular around the world,” Kahn said. And his ensembled featured John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Cannonball Adderley on alto sax, Bill Evans on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. “His band was pretty much all the pioneers of modern jazz,” Kahn said. “Q-Tip, the hiphop producer and rapper, his way of describing [the group] is the Justice League of Jazz.” Kahn, a regular commentator on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” said his 90-minute multimedia presentation will offer a way to understand a great cultural work. “If you’re into hiphop, if you’re into rock, if you’re into classical music, if you’re into other forms of cultural expression such as painting or theater, this way of looking at one piece of work can be applied to anything,” he said. “It’s not just the subject itself, it’s the way of talking about it, the way of examining it, the way of celebrating it “That passion for a great, creative artistic statement is the one thing that I hope everybody will walk away with and be able to apply to whatever it is that is their favorite album or book or play.”
will be water resistant or even water proof. It has required a lot of careful planning about movement and choreography.” Despite these potential complications, the cast and crew have had the welcome advice of T.J. Gerckens, lecturer of lighting design, who was previously the lighting designer of the Broadway production of “Metamorphoses,” and Daniel Thobias, assistant professor of theatre, who has worked on the Berkley Rep production of the play. According to Alby, the two have been very helpful through passing on their knowledge. “[Gerckens] has been a font of knowledge as to how to avoid pitfalls and errors, [and Thobias], who has designed the set for this play, has also been an excellent resource for the show,” she said. Alongside the advice of the two experienced new professors is the help of Erica Frank, visiting assistant
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What: Discussion on Miles Davis’ legendary “Kind of Blue” album with music historian Ashley Kahn Where: The Center for Performing Arts, Recital Hall When: Today, 7 p.m.
professor of costume design who has worked in Hollywood as a costume designer for movies such as “The Hunger Games,” “The Watch” and “Revolution.” She and Thobias are mentoring Halah Mohamad, the costume designer for the production. “So far it’s been a great learning experience,” the senior art and new media major said. The metaphor of transformation doesn’t just end with the production itself. “This play has become a symbol of the metamorphosis of our department as a whole,” Alby said, “first with the renovation of our space last year, and now with the addition of these talented new faculty members.” Even with a variety of experience levels within the cast and crew, Alby is able to keep it at a higher level of acting. “I love working with her,” said Jamie Wilson, assistant director and stage manager of the play and a senior majoring in theatre. “She has brilliant ideas.”
“Even though this is an amateur performance, Irene Alby holds everyone accountable to the professional standards of the entertainment industry,” said Lance Miller, a senior majoring in theatre and the production’s Midas character. “I cannot thank her enough for the knowledge and experience she has passed on to me.” Hopefully, according to Miller, the audience leaves having been transformed in their own way. “The beautiful thing about ‘Metamorphoses’ is that if you look down inside, we can all identify with each character from time to time,” he said. “Be in touch with your body and mind. Know that the Greeks believed we all have bits and pieces of each character in the show. If you let yourself feel these connections we all have you will also not just see but feel the ‘Metamorphoses.’” Tickets cost $7 for students; $10 for faculty, staff, alumni and seniors; and $12 for the general public.
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