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Interim dean chosen for College of LLSS Memorial service announced for former LLSS dean Alice Skeens By Sura Khuder News Editor

Jamie Barlowe was named the new interim dean for the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences Tuesday. The professor of women’s and gender studies and English, and previous associate dean for the College of LLSS, was promoted after Alice Skeens, the former dean of the college, died Saturday morning. In an email sent to the UT community, Bill McMillen, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, said Barlowe was appointed to the position due to

her long history of faculty known for its strong liberal leadership, citing her work in arts core.” Faculty Senate, UT’s Strategic The college is in the process of refining Plan and as associate Her leadership style that vision dean of the as they work could best be de- on their straCollege of LLSS. scribed as collaborative. She tegic plan. Barlowe tried to involve as many of B a r l o w e said she said this hopes to en- the college’s constituents as work is a possible in the decisions c o l l a b o r a sure the college mainthat affected the college. tive effort tains its that involves various strong foun- Jamie Barlowe dation and Interim Dean, members of dedication to College of LLSS the College’s community UT’s vision of becoming and will ulti“a thriving student-centered, mately be approved by the community-engaged, compre- College as a whole. hensive research university Barlowe has been a

UT professor for 21 years. She arrived to UT from the University of Chicago where she served as an Andrew Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the Humanities. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree and doctorate from The Ohio State University. She taught in the Department of English for 10 years, and in 1999 she was named the Founding Chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. She served as chair for nine years before becoming an associate dean in the new College of LLSS in February 2011. Barlowe’s research and scholarship includes the book


“The Scarlet Mob of Scribblers” (2000) and numerous articles on 19th and 20th century women’s literature, 20th century filmmaking, Ernest Hemingway, Nathaniel

Hawthorne and feminist theory. She is currently completing a book on silent film. She has received multiple honors, including the University Outstanding Teacher Award, Outstanding Faculty Woman Award and a Master Teacher title in the former College of Arts and Sciences. She has served on many college and university committees, such as President of the Faculty Senate, co-chair of the University Prioritization Committee, co-coordinator of the UT Strategic Plan (Directions 2011), Chair of the University Athletics Committee and a founding member of the — LLSS, Page A2

Rarely used railroad may become bike trail to HSC By Jennifer Ison IC Staff Writer

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The railroad tracks that run through Main Campus and lead to the Health Science Campus will be turned into a bike trail if UT receives outside funds for renovations. UT purchased the tracks for $1.

UT is planning to transform a portion of the mostly inactive railroad track on Main Campus into a bike and pedestrian trail. The university recently bought 4.1 miles of the track leading from Main Campus to the Health Science Campus for $1 from the Toledo Metroparks, according to Matt Schroeder, vice president of Real Estate and Business Development. “Federal dollars were utilized for UT’s purchase in the Rail to Trail project,” Schroeder said. “No student fees, no student dollars, no tuition dollars.” Schroeder said UT will seek funds at the federal and state level and from non-profit foundations to transform the railroad track. According to Schroeder, there is a small chance the project will not be funded, as there are other railroad-totrail projects asking for grant money. He emphasized student money will still not be used if UT does not receive outside funds for the project.

Schroeder estimates the transformation will take three to five years but could not give an estimate on how much the trail would cost. Schroeder said the purchase was part of a plan to extend and enhance the current pedestrian trail from UT’s Main Campus to Wildwood Park. According to Schroeder, the trail would also provide safe and easy access to the Health Science Campus for all students who do not travel by car. He said it would welcome foot traffic, dog walking, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards and anything else already allowed on the trail. According to Student Government President Matt Rubin, the railroad track was only used once a year. Rubin said the purchase was not a direct result of Student Government’s Bike Friendly Initiative, but SG supported the purchase. The Toledo Metroparks recently purchased the entire 11.6 miles of the railroad track from CSX Transportation Corporation for $6.5 million. The trail was divided and sold to four separate entities

including the city of Toledo, the Wood County Port Authority, the Wood County Park District and the University of Toledo. Scott Carpenter, Director of Public Relations for Metroparks of the Toledo Area, said the railway buyers had no immediate ideas to transform their purchases, but had future plans in mind. The Toledo Metroparks paid $1 million for the purchase. The remainder was funded by Congress in the 2005 transportation bill. U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur told the Toledo Blade the purchase was part of the Westside Rail to Trail project which will help transform the Lake Erie shoreline into a tourist destination. Amber Mitchell, a senior majoring in psychology, said she would not use the trails because she is a commuter. “I do think it’s a good thing for people who want to get their exercise in, if UT isn’t funding the trail with tuition and general fees,” she said. Zack Yohman, a junior majoring in communication, said he would use the trail depending upon the weather and how well the trail was maintained.

No food, no drink, not an issue COIL aims to make library more ‘welcoming’ to students By John Gumersell IC Staff Writer

Its is not uncommon to see a student eating pizza or enjoying a frosty beverage while studying at the Carlson Library. This is due to a change in Carlson’s food and drink policy that allows students to consume freely. Benjamin Pryor, vice provost of Learning Ventures and dean of the College of Innovative Learning, said he chose to eliminate Carlson’s food and drink policy since almost all public universities in the country have done the same in their own libraries. Pryor said extensive research was conducted before determining whether or not to discontinue the policy. “Studies show that university libraries that do not permit food are actually messier than

libraries that allow food and snacking,” he said. “This is due to students using the ‘sneak’ factor when eating. It causes them to leave a paper trail rather than throwing it in the trash.” Pryor said “No food” policies in libraries create a hostile atmosphere. “When I stepped in to Carlson [library], I saw ‘NO food’, ‘NO drink’ signage at every turn. ‘No talking’, ‘No this’, ‘No that’ on each floor, with animated characters with zippers over their mouths. If I walked into a library to study and saw those threatening and intimidating signs, I would feel unwelcome,” Pryor said. With the dismissal of the no food or drink policy, there are no set limits on students’ eating or drinking within the library. The plan of food permission, however, is still in development.

Pryor said a “food-safe atmosphere” will be developed in time, meaning designated areas for meals like subs or pizza will be created. Vending machines on the first and second floors of the library may also be included. “The bottom line is, many students need to eat while they study,” Pryor said. “Many faculty members are worried about the absence of the policy, and their worries are valid, as this is a big change for the library, but I trust the students to keep a clean atmosphere.” Pryor said the mess in the library has been maintained since the omission of the no food no drink policy. “Students have reported that they have noticed no more garbage or mess in the library since the policy was terminated, so I am confident that the majority of the students are respectful of their food privi-

leges while in the library,” Pryor said. David Remaklus, Library Administrator and director of Access Services, praised the allowance of food in the library. “When I was a student at UT, I used to sneak in M&M’s during my studies at the library,” Remaklus said. Remaklus plans to have a structured committee to handle the food allowance in the library. He said they hope to elect a student committee to contribute to designing designated areas for eating in the library. “You can’t contain something like snacking in the library. It is something that will take place regardless of its allowance. It is best to allow students to safely enjoy their meals and snacks while they study,” Remaklus said. — Library, Page A2

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Komal Kaur, a sophomore majoring in biology, eats pizza as she studies with Amira Gazaly, a junior majoring in pharmacy, at the Carlson Library. Ben Pryor, vice provost of Learning Ventures, said images telling students “NO food” and “NO drink” in the library were “intimidating.”


LLSS From Page A1 Women’s Leadership Forum. She is currently involved in a number of university initiatives, including the University Assessment Committee, Program Review Committee and the HLC Accreditation Self-Study. Faith Burress, Skeens’ niece, said the cause of death was unconfirmed but speculated to have been caused by either a heart attack or blood clot. According to Barlowe, Skeen’s greatest contribution as the founding Dean of LLSS was her unparalleled dedication to the university, the


Independent Collegian college, the community and to students. “She was a strong advocate for the new college, and she cared deeply about its success,” Barlowe said. “Her leadership style could best be described as collaborative. She tried to involve as many of the college’s constituents as possible in the decisions that affected the college.” Visiting hours for Skeens will take place today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home at 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. According to UT officials, Skeens was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Skeens; sisters, Crystal Frazier, Mabel White and

Edith Hypes; and brothers, Jo, Charlie, Carlyle and Marvin Thorne. She is survived by her son, Charlie Skeens; grandchildren, Kirsten, Molli, Jenna and Josh Skeens and sister, Elaine. Skeens memorial will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in the Doermann Theater. A presentation will be shown displaying messages from the UT community. Those wanting to share their thoughts on Skeens can send messages, one to two sentences long, to with the subject line “Alice Skeens.” Submissions are due today at noon.


Upscale, ethnic fare is on the menu at more universities By Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times (MCT)

LOS ANGELES _ Don’t look for macaroni and cheese, hamburgers or tuna melt sandwiches at the renovated dining commons at UCLA’s Rieber Hall dormitory. Instead, a hungry student will find such dishes as spinach and seaweed roll, pork ramen with miso, Buddha’s delight and chicken tikka masala. The 600-seat facility offers exclusively Asian-style food from seven national cuisines. And in case visitors don’t realize that something different is going on, hosts welcome them in several Asian languages and video screens broadcast cable news shows from Japan, South Korea, India and other countries. The upscale dining hall, which opened last week, is part of a trend by colleges nationwide to replace oldstyle cafeterias and “mystery meat” offerings with innovative, often ethnic fare more likely to appeal to undergraduates’ increasingly sophisticated palates and desire for healthier food. The changes reflect a broad push at many schools to improve campus housing, recreation and other amenities in order to attract students. Critics say the trend drives up costs unnecessarily, although officials say that is not the case with the UCLA project. The changes at Rieber are also a response to demographics: About 40 percent of UCLA’s 27,000 undergraduates are Asian American or international students from Asia. “They are all coming with dining experiences that they remember as good food and authentic food for their culture, and that’s what we want to celebrate and deliver in a very authentic way,” said Peter L. Angelis, assistant vice chancellor of housing and hospitality services. He and other officials emphasize that the new facility is designed to appeal to students of all backgrounds. Those who do not want to eat there can use their campus meal cards for American, Mexican, Italian and other fare at nearby dining halls and cafes. Compared to previous generations, today’s college students “are much more foodsavvy. They are more used to going out to eat and more used to restaurant environments and restaurant-quality of food,” said Daryl Ansel, UCLA’s residential food and beverage director. As a result, many schools are “upgrading their ambience and the menus to get more of a restaurant feel and

experience for the students,” said Nona Golledge, president of the National Association of College & University Food Services. Experiencing good food in a nice setting can influence a student’s choice of a college and continuing relationship with it, said Golledge, who is dining services director at the University of Kansas. Nationwide, campuses big and small, private and public have joined the “foodie” trend. At the University of San Diego, a dining hall has Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and vegetarian stations. Harvey Mudd College in Claremont rotates sushi, Mongolian wok dishes and a Brazilian-style grill among its menus. Wellesley College in Massachusetts has a vegetarian dining hall and the University of North Texas has one for vegans and another for Southern home-style and Cajun cooking. At the University of Notre Dame, a new cafe features low-sodium, low-fat fare with local, seasonal ingredients. And the University of Missouri, Columbia, boasts of one where chefs prepare each order individually. Today’s students “know what a portabello mushroom is,” explained Scott Meyer, food service director at the University of Texas, where a recently redone dining hall offers blackened catfish, Mexican wraps and pho noodles. One of a cluster of highrise dorms in an area of the UCLA campus known as “the hill,” the 1963 Rieber building recently underwent a major renovation. Administrators figured it was a good time to give its ground-level dining hall a new look and focus. It appears to be one of the most ambitious featuring ethnic food at any U.S. college, experts say. Its name, “FEAST at Rieber,” is a wordplay about food from the East. The preparation of unusual dishes on a mass scale has proved tougher and more timeconsuming than anticipated, officials said. So while lunch for meal plan students became available at Rieber Monday, dinner may not be offered until winter term, and others won’t be able to buy meals there until student demand is clear, officials say. (Most UCLA meal plans are combined with dorm bills and vary with room arrangements and other specifics.) Dishes from China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, India and Hawaii will be offered, pairing two countries for each meal. UCLA chefs sampled ethnic restaurants around Southern California and asked

students to be taste-testers, recommending spice levels that are authentic but not overwhelming. At first, about 300 dishes will rotate, including Japanese soba noodles with asparagus, Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce, Vietnamese fried fish sandwich, Hawaiian pork flatbread, Indian potato croquettes, Thai red curry fries and Korean ginger and rice punch. With a multiethnic student body, UCLA wanted to provide home-style Asian food that might otherwise be available only off campus, Angelis said. Learning about the foods of other cultures may also have a positive social effect, helping students to be more respectful of one another, he said. During a recent test run, Alice Li, a Chinese-American sophomore from Monterey Park, said she enjoyed the pork baguette, the ramen and green tea ice cream. “I grew up in a really Asian town and so then being at college, I get homesick and I always want Asian food,” said Li, a women’s studies major. “So it’s really nice to have this. And they have really good food.” Briana Jones, an AfricanAmerican student and resident assistant in Rieber, predicted that the commons would be popular among students of all ethnicities. “It might take a little getting used to, but I think a lot of people will wind up liking it,” said Jones, a third-year political science major from Sacramento. Some student leaders have questioned whether this was a good time for the project while UC is in the midst of a budget crisis. The $5.1 million renovation included new equipment such as rice cookers and a stone oven for flatbreads and was paid for with reserves from dorm and food plan payments, not state money or tuition, Angelis said. Although it will cost slightly more to prepare the Asian dishes, that will be balanced by lower-cost items, he said. He does not expect students’ room and dining bills to rise beyond the average of 2 percent to 3 percent each year. Asked whether students might appear spoiled with fancy campus amenities, Angelis pointed out that many live three to a room in spaces designed for two. As a result, he said, dining halls are an important communal space. “When they look back at their college experience, a big part of the memory is the social experience of who your friends were and where did you eat,” he said.

Library From Page A1 Elaine Reeves, Associate Lecturer and librarian, said she hopes the food will be permitted in a safe fashion. “Students should be able to enjoy a healthy snack while studying,” Reeves said. Reeves believes safety of equipment is the key for this new food system. “It’s great for students to be able to enjoy a healthy snack or small meal in the library as long as they respect the library and its resources. It is imperative

Thursday, November 17, 2011 that we keep a closed container policy around the computers, regardless of the food and drink allowance,” Reeves said. Jessica Nathan, a junior majoring in social work, defended the right for students to snack in the library. “It’s great that students are able to eat while they study,” Nathan said. “Finals are approaching. This is the time of year when students begin crunching their time. Meal time and study hours begin to integrate at this point. It’s only fair that students can enjoy a snack at the library during their studies to keep them

fueled,” Nathan said. But Sarah Houser, a senior majoring in psychology, said allowing food and drink in the library makes it feel more like a cafeteria. “It [creates] more of a social atmosphere than one geared toward academics,” Houser said. She said the policy will cause more students to gather in the library and further distract those trying to study and complete assignments. “Imagine someone eating pizza and rummaging through a book,” said Alan Beyersdorf, a senior majoring in English.



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Food fraud underinvestigated In a crumbling economy, people resort to creative and lucrative ways to gain money. Creek fishermen might find the quickest path to wealth by passing off creek fish as gourmet. The probability is high that creek crooks will be “off the hook,” considering the FDA checks only two percent of fish in the market. Fish consumers might lose hope when they’ve found Nemo on their plates after paying for Ariel’s little friend Flounder. Food investigations have shown that foods labeled as “all natural” actually have preservatives and superficial chemicals in them. “Honey” labeled as pure may actually be diluted with corn syrup or sugar beets, but the label doesn’t have to say that. The label also won’t reveal that a major California tomato processor was passing off moldy tomato paste as a higher-grade product. It’s not uncommon for costlier foods to be made from the same materials as their cheaper counterparts. For example, two New York City high school students ran an expensive brand of “Sturgeon caviar” through DNA testing and found it to be Mississippi paddlefish. In a similar case, 10 million pounds of Vietnamese catfish were sold as flounder, red snapper and grouper, according to a Washington Post article. Even the conglomerate Taco Bell can’t stay honest. The fast food chain was sued earlier this year for advertising its “meat filling” as beef, when it’s only about 35 percent beef. Further evidence of food fraud was even found in the wine market. Winemaker E&J came under fire when it was found their wine was made from cheaper merlot grapes. Numerous French wine merchants were convicted of conning E&J into buying cheaper merlot

and shiraz grapes for making the more refined pinot noir, a scam that last over two years. These findings pose several serious questions of the ethics by which food producers are running their companies. Checking for food fraud is largely the responsibility of the Food and Drug Administration. Of the 10 million products shipped annually, the FDA only investigates one percent, according to an ABC article. With so much food unchecked by officials, Americans can’t be sure how much food fraud infiltrates the market. If a food producer can yield profit from falsely advertising their product to one store, there’s no stopping them from trying this all over. Obviously, the seafood market is the leastregulated by the FDA, and it’s making food fraud a very profitable business. People need to be sure they’re getting the fish they’re paying for, not a catfish in flounder’s clothing. Struggling the most from food fraud are people with allergies. They’re inevitably paying for a fake product. Although the label says the product is cleaned of preservatives or food additives, they can’t be sure that’s what they’re getting. In efforts to be healthy, they could be getting sick. The companies producing these foods should be victim to many lawsuits for misinformation. Distrust of the American food market will turn buyers away from it. The FDA needs stricter regulation on food labels. They need to be sure foods adhere to their labels, possibly through DNA bar-coding. The American public needs to be sure they’re getting what they pay for.

Information overlords Google is a company everyone deals with on a daily basis, but most people are unfamiliar with their many products and how they impact our lives. Google is more than just a simple search tool — it has lofty goals to gather and Braeden organize all the Gilchrist of world’s information and make it accessible to everyone. Like any other company, Google must balance privacy and transparency in the pursuit of money. I have to disclose that I am a huge Google fan boy. I follow several Google focused blogs and exclusively use many of Google’s products for my documents, appointments and bookmarks. I haven’t logged into my Rocket email account for two years because I have everything forwarded to my Gmail account. I love having one login for all my important information no matter where I am. Google has many products besides its search engine — Google is now a player in social media, flight search, cloud storage and online music. Google often makes great products first and then figures out how to make money off it, pushing

competitors to advance technology at the risk of becoming obsolete. A good example of this is the Google Chrome web browser. It was created because the current browsers were not keeping up with the

Google has many products besides its search engine — Google is now a player in social media, flight search, cloud storage and online music.

web technology Google was developing. Chrome started as the browser with combination URL and search bar and has since become the most modern browser. Firefox and Internet Explorer have adopted Chome’s minimalist look and relentless update schedule. This competition is good for consumers. Google uses your information in several ways by recording interests and habits. In Gmail, you may get an ad for sporting goods while accessing an email about your flag football game. Google isn’t reading your emails or invading your privacy; it’s merely scanning for keywords. It disconnects your information from you; thus, making your data anonymous. Google still makes nearly all of their money on

their ads business. Google News also tailors to your preferences by recommending items from familiar sources — if you’re Republican, you may see more articles from Fox News. This information pigeon-holing could be dangerous as you keep seeing sources that reaffirm your worldview. More than one point of view is necessary to make an informed opinion. Some might see the dark side to trusting one company with so much personal information, but Google is responsible with personal information. Search results are only connected to your IP address for a certain amount of time. You can check and see all the information Google has collected and how they use it. There are easy ways to circumnavigate these features. A simple solution is to use the privacy mode when browsing the web. Google is a data-driven company. They use information to make better products and services. They aren’t perfect, but when they make a mistake, they talk about what they will do to solve it. This comes back to one of their core philosophies: “You can make money without being evil.” I will welcome Google with open arms when they become our information overlords. — Braeden Gilchrist is an IC Columnist and a senior majoring in mechnical engineering.

Carlson Library allows food The Carlson Library is turning into the new Student Union, with efforts made to transform the it into a lounge. The library previously banned eating and drinking within its walls. Nonetheless, students largely ignored these rules, bringing beverages and snacks into the library. Students won’t have to sneak anymore with these policies gone. The library exists as a communal place for students to engage in scholarly studies. Sometimes studying is difficult with hunger pangs. During finals, students may not want to sacrifice their spot in the library for food — they attempt to study as hunger persists. With these policies removed, students have the luxury of eating while studying. They won’t have to resettle into a new spot or wait in long lines at the cafeteria for food. It will also help study habits by removing food as a distraction; they’ll have it with them. When they’re done, they’re full and can resume studying. Another benefit from the removal of this policy is that students will not feel like criminals for smuggling goods. With the “NO” in the policy capitalized, and images scattered throughout the library to reinforce the idea, the overall message the library was sending

was intimidating. Students would sneak food and drinks in their bag with hopes library administration wouldn’t ask them to throw it away. Now, they will not be violating any rules. The library also will be cleaner. People were hesitant to throw foods away at the risk of library employees calling them out. They’d leave their trash on the tables and crumbs on the floor. With the policy now removed, students will be more open to throwing their food away in the library. To begin with, students weren’t hurting anything by bringing food and drinks into the library. Library books weren’t in danger of being tarnished and the aged carpet wasn’t rapidly deteriorating from the presence of fries. If food and drinks are covered, then computer equipment isn’t in danger of being ruined. Students aren’t going to be in a hurry to ruin the library with snacks considering this policy was just removed. Judging from the amount of leftover trash, it was evident students were sneaking snacks in anyway. Unless wide-scale destruction occurs, there’s no reason food and drinks shouldn’t be allowed within reason at the library.


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Police Blotter The following events occurred between Nov. 2 and Nov. 13. Anyone with information regarding these events should contact UT Police at 419-530-2600.


On Nov. 2, a police officer was dispatched to the first floor of the men’s locker room in the Student Recreation Center to take a theft report. The victim reported his wallet was missing upon returning two and a half hours later to his unlocked locker. The wallet and cash was valued at $75. On Nov. 7, a police officer was dispatched to The Crossings to take a theft report. The victim stated his Rocket Card was stolen after he placed it on a table while playing cards with other students. The victim stated the item went missing when he went to iCrave to get a drink

and noticed he did not have the card on him. When he returned to his friends, they also did not know where the card had gone. On Nov. 8, a police officer was dispatched to the Center for Performing Arts to take a theft report. The victim stated they were missing a wallet. The victim recalled leaving her satchel-style bag on the floor of the main lobby area of the CPA while she went to the restroom. When she returned, her bag was missing. Her phone and pompoms were removed from the bag and left behind. After further searching the premises, the victim stated she found the missing bag along with her keys. Her wallet containing $20 in cash, Rocket ID and various other cards were missing. The lost wallet and contents were valued at $185. On Nov. 12, a police officer was dispatched to Savage Arena and Sullivan Athletic Complex to take a theft report. Two victims reported


Independent Collegian having items stolen from the locker room area. One victim reported his iPhone was stolen and the other reported his Sprint cellphone along with $328 in cash had been taken. The thief was tracked down by the stolen iPhone’s GPS system and video footage taken in the locker room. The Sprint cellphone was valued at $500 and the iPhone was valued at $450. On Nov. 13, a police officer was dispatched to Carter West Hall on the first floor men’s bathroom to take a theft report. The victim stated he went to shower after becoming intoxicated and vomiting on himself. He said he left his clothing in the bathroom along with his wallet in the pant pocket. When the victim returned in the morning to retrieve his clothing, he stated all of his clothes were in the same spot from the night before; however, his wallets and its contents were all missing, which included an iPod and $20 in cash. The iPod was valued at $300.




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Rockets need win at CMU to stay in MAC title race By Nate Pentecost Assistant Sports Editor

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Senior Adonis Thomas and the Rocket ground attack must continue to dominate if UT wants to visit Ford Field in December.

Tuesday night Northern Illinois squeaked past a hungry Ball State team 41-38 by way of a 34-yard field goal with less than 30 seconds to go in the game. The Rockets (6-4, 5-1) sit atop the Mid-American Conference West Division with NIU (8-3, 6-1) but lost the tiebreaker in 63-60 barnburner at the Glass Bowl on Nov. 1. If they are to make the MAC title game Toledo needs to win their remaining two games and hope that Eastern Michigan (6-4, 4-2) can pull out a road win against a Northern Illinois squad who is unbeaten in DeKalb this season. Toledo managed a 66-63 home win over Western Michigan in another shootout last week but they would certainly benefit from a better defensive effort as they look to knock off Central Michigan (3-8, 2-5). Between the Northern Illinois and Western Michigan games the Rockets allowed a combined 126 points and 1,121 yards. “The biggest thing we’ve talked about as a defense is that we must tackle better,” said UT head coach Tim Beckman. “And definitely make sure that we use great vision and do what we’re supposed to do coaching-wise.” Thursday at his weekly press conference Beckman also cited fatigue as an element in the recent downturn of his defensive unit. “It’s definitely a part of it,”

Beckman said. “This week we gave them a few days to work on their game mentally instead of running around and doing those types of things.” Toledo’s offense has been as impressive the past two games as its defense has been abysmal, compiling 1,439 yards and posting 126 points. Senior running back Adonis Thomas paved the way last week against the Broncos, going off for a careerhigh 216 yards rushing with 3 touchdowns. He also caught five passes for 77 yards and a score. Sophomore quarterback Terrance Owens threw for 318 yards on 22 of 27 passing with three touchdowns and one interception against WMU. Owens’ performance followed up Austin Dantin’s career-game against Northern Illinois in which he threw for 321 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Rockets offense finished with 804 yards and combined with Western Michigan for a MAC record 129 points. However, the effort was curtailed by six Toledo turnovers, which doubles the Rockets season total. Toledo will look for more outstanding offensive production, without the mistakes, when they head to Mount Pleasant where the Chippewas toppled Northern Illinois 48-41. CMU remains the only MAC school to beat the Huskies this season. “[Central Michigan] played — Race, Page B2

Toledo eager to begin the 2011-12 season tomorrow

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Freshman point guard Julius “Juice” Brown will play a huge part in the Rockets’ plans in 2011. By Joe Mehling Sports Editor

The Rockets will begin the 2011-12 regular season tomorrow against Texas State in the first round of the Texas Pan-American Tournament. Toledo will also face USCUpstate, Texas Pan-American this weekend before ending the tournament with Victory University on Monday. “We are real excited for this,” said sophomore forward Matt Smith, who was born and raised in Texas. “We are hoping to come back 4-0. I am feeling really

confident about us. I just hope we come out and play strong every game.” Smith is one of four transfers who will need to carry the young Toledo roster. Joining the 6-7 forward in Texas this weekend will be, fellow transfer from Green Bay, Rian Pearson, and Iowa State transfer Dominique Buckley. The fourth transfer, Curtis Dennis from New Mexico, will not be eligible till after the Fall Semester due to NCAA transfer rules. When the ball is finally tipped-off in Texas, it will be the first collegiate game for Pearson and Smith in 611

days, and 623 days for Buckley. “Its been long and hard but me and Rian and Dominique and Curt have been working hard,” Smith said. “We have been in the gym and we have been getting these young guys ready. We feel really confident about ourselves.” These transfers got some game action in UT’s exhibition game against Northwestern Ohio on Nov. 3. Pearson led all scorers with 24 points and grabbed 11 boards in 29 minutes of work while Buckley led the — Eager, Page B2

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Rockets can’t handle the “Bay” Toledo dropped their first game of the 2011-12 season last night against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 84-68. The Rockets will return to Savage Arena Tuesday to face Albany.

Race From Page B1 tremendously well against Northern Illinois,” Beckman said. “They started out fast in did some things that hurt Northern early. “There are guys on that football team that have won a championship. It’s not like they don’t know how to win. This team is dangerous.” No Chippewa is more dangerous than junior quarterback Ryan Radcliffe. Over the past five games he completed 132 of 219 passes (60.3 percent) for 1656 yards (331.2 ypg) with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Two of the interceptions were on heaves to the end zone of the final play of regulations.

In last week’s 43-28 loss to Ohio, Radcliffe went 25 of 52 for 362 yards with 3 touchdowns and an interception. “I know that he’s got great capabilities,” Beckman said. “He showed that to us last year and we’re seeing it this year in film. He’s throwing to some young wide receivers but he’s making some outstanding plays.” Of the nine touchdowns CMU has scored during the last three games, eight of those have been scored by true freshman. Wide receivers Titus Davis (4) and Courtney Williams (3) have combined for seven scores with running back Anthony Garland adding another. Davis leads the Chippewas in receiving with 35 catches for 687 yards (19.6 ypc) and



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six touchdowns while Garland fronts the ground game with 83 carries for 378 yards (4.6 ypc) and a score. But Central Michigan’s offensive playmakers are not the extent of the Chippewas youth. Of the 50 players listed on CMU’s depth chart, 30 are either freshmen or sophomores and eight or fewer seniors have been on the field for each of CMU’s last five games Beckman has developed a reputation as a coach who puts a heavy emphasis on leadership. In another must win game tomorrow, experience may be the overriding factor. Kickoff is schedule for 8 p.m. on Nov. 18. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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Sophomore Rian Pearson will play his first NCAA game as a Rocket tomorrow in Texas.

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Junior Bernard Reedy continues to be a deep threat for whoever is behind center for Toledo.


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team with six assists. Smith was 4 of 9 from the floor with 14 points and had seven rebounds. UT head coach Tod Kowalczyk will have to mix in these transfers with returning players, Reese Holliday and DeLino Dear, along with the new freshman class. Holliday recorded five double-doubles last season before a stress fracture in his foot forced him to sit

out the final six games. Dear averaged 8.1 points and five rebounds during his freshman year at UT. The incoming freshman will see significant playing time this season but guards Julius Brown and Ryan Majerle will most likely be needed right away. Brown, the young but talented guard from Chicago, impressed during the exhibition game, scoring 20 points while dishing out four assists with six rebounds. Majerle shows the

home crown his ability to shoot the three ball, knocking down 5 of 7 from beyond the arc ending with 19 points. “We are going to play small a lot but that means we are going to be athletic defensively and we are going to run a lot,” Smith said. “We have a lot of guys who can score and were just really excited.” The Rockets are set to tip-off at 5:30 p.m. in Edinburg, Texas tomorrow evening.


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24 Hour Plays From Page B4

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Alumni Frankie Teuber, of the “Golf” team, directed this lusty piece for the 24 Hour Plays two years ago.

Faculty NOW From Page B4 brown-fields, sites which might be complicated by the potential presence of pollutants or contaminants. He looks at how these potential dangers shape the landscape. One of his photographs, “Swift Run Dog Park, a reclaimed brown-field,” shows the Swift Run Dog Park in Ann Arbor, highlighting and giving context to how humans use a reclaimed environment. “The real beauty of these landscapes is that many of the people who visit them don’t realize that they were once brown-fields,” Burns said in an artist’s statement.

The subject of his work is in direct relation with his life. He said they are places that he frequently passes by, such as a brown-field near a store where he gets his groceries, or a curious, constantly shifting pile of rocks next to the highway. One of Whittaker’s pieces, an interactive video installation titled “With Your Mouth,” involves viewer participation. The viewer speaks into a microphone while watching text and a digital landscape on a television, reminiscent of karaoke. As the participant talks into the microphone, both the imagery on screen and the gallery transform. Whittaker said his work focuses on “the effects of

sketches to finished products. Starr Chellsea Cutino, a senior majoring in theatre, participated as a playwright two years ago. “Ed walked us through every step and when you’re writing at three in the morning, the things you would usually find least helpful were the most helpful,” she said. As the next morning begins, directors and actors will reunite with their playwrights to begin rehearsing the new play. It is then up to the directors, technical crew and actors to produce a completely polished performance by 7:30 p.m. The 24 Hour Plays are a hands-on, fast-paced way to create art, and the event is incredibly rewarding, according to William Toth, a senior majoring in theatre. language and human behavior on the environment,” such as with technology and advertising. His pieces use digital media techniques and focus heavily on text. Some of his efforts are collaborations, including his work with Michael Bronhardt, a partnership known as Barchael. “Chicken Calder,” a product of Barchael, displays the large Calder structure in front of the Toledo Museum of Art and a chicken’s comb. The two images are shown as a hybrid work, bringing a new, playful life to the Calder piece. The opening reception is tomorrow and refreshments will be provided. The show runs until Dec. 11.

“It’s a lot of fun and a great experience; it is organized chaos, the best kind of chaos,” he said. All students are more than welcome to participate, regardless of area of study. “If you’re interested in film, books and writing, you should be involved,” said Donald Robert Fox, visiting professor of theatre. “It really challenges you to come up with a story and you don’t have to wait to get people’s responses, in less than 24 hours; it will be performed.” Anyone who would like to participate in the 24 Hour Plays, should head over to the Green Room of the CPA and sign up to be a playwright, director, actor or crew-member. The finished 24 Hour Plays will be performed in the Center Theatre of the CPA Sat. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, $3 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door.

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rent. What the IC staff is thankful for 1. Zippers (to foil pickpocketers). 2. Virgins to sacrifice to SATAN. 3. Being part of the 1%. 4. Johnny Depp, abortions, British accents and duct tape. 5. Larry Burns’ bowties. 6. Lesbians and argyle — combined if possible. 7. Thank you cards to express my feelings so I don’t have to. 8. BLANKET FORTS! 9. Wishbone, the dog (not the piece of turkey anatomy). 10. The family and friends here on the staff. 11. Books that prepare me for the zombie apocalypse. 12. Cheap beer, good food and old friends that still like me.

Performers from the “Beta” group, including senior Lynnette Bates above and below, showing the difficulties of writing.

Barchael’s “Attach A Lawn Sprinkler” digital color print on display in the first floor gallery of CVA.


Seder Burns’ archival inkjet project photo entitled “Michigan Crushing and Recycling #1.”

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‘Art Faculty NOW’ A play in a day


Faculty exhibit on display on first floor gallery of CVA

Around town

Toledo Museum of Art — Small Worlds Exhibition Preview Party starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free for members and $20 for nonmembers at the door. Owens Community College — Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a comedy featuring Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian Café in 1904, is being performed this weekend. Evening shows start at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $12 for general admission and $8 for students.

Friday Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle — Kirill Gerstein comes to the TMA to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerti 1 & 4 Friday and Saturday. The performance starts at 8 p.m. Transition Skate Park — Come Out Fighting is playing for a CD release show with Smash Your Enemies, Against the Grain, Gateways, Idalia and Solid Snake at 6 p.m. The first 80 people receive a free copy of the CD, and tickets are $10 at the door.

Saturday Downtown Toledo — The 2011 Downtown Toledo Holiday Parade runs through Summit and Jefferson from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Levis Commons — Horsedrawn carriage rides are being offered in the Town Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 17. The cost is $5 for individuals and $10 for families.

Monday Village Idiot — Frankie May and Ben Barefoot perform with the start time to be announced.

Wednesday Frankies Inner City — MC Habitat performs with Draw Blood, Lord Grunge (of Grand Buffet), Verbal, Sol Pak and Raine Wilder in a pre-Thanksgiving show. Show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5 for any guests over 21 and $7 for anyone under 21.

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By Kristen Breitenbach For the IC

The UT Art Department’s theme of “Landscape and Reclamation” continues with the Center for Visual Art’s newest exhibit, “UT Art Faculty Now: Seder Burns, Ben Pond, Barry Whittaker.” The exhibit features work from these three art professors that focuses primarily on the human relationship with landscape. Each of the artists chose to focus on a specific form of interaction with the environment, highlighted by their choice and use of different mediums. Using pastel, conté crayons and graphite, Pond’s drawings display the aesthetic experience of traveling through the landscape, with several drawings representing specific streets and areas of Toledo. “I seek to discover and describe hidden aspects of moving imagery, building layers of visual information as

By Lynnette Bates For the IC

7:30 p.m. After faculty members diA flood of creativity will vide participants into random overtake the UT Department groups, the of Theatre and teams will Film as the fiIt’s a lot of fun choose three nal project of and it’s a great props for each the year, 24 experience. It’s orga- playwright to Hour Plays, offers students a nized chaos, the best use in their chance to kind of chaos. production. The playwrite, direct and perform wrights stay original plays William Toth up all night — in the span of Senior, aided by cofTheatre one day. fee and ProParticipants fessor of Thewill gather for the event in the atre Edmund Lingan — shapCenter Theatre of the Center ing their scripts from rough for Performing Arts for their first meeting tomorrow at — 24 Hour Plays, Page B3

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Ben Pond’s piece entitled “MONROEOATISSECORCENTRAL” was made with pastel, conté and graphite on rives BTK. time and narrative unfold. I search not for stillness, but rather the presence of tranquility amidst the mess,” Pond said in a statement describing his work. The layers of lines give way to familiar forms; street signs, telephone

poles and wires, a building façade. Burns shows the literal physical reclamation of the landscape in his black and white photographs. His work focuses on the subject of rubble and — Faculty NOW Page B3

‘Fantastic Voyage’ Coolio to perform at the Omni this weekend

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The sign up sheet for writing, directing, acting or crew positions is located in the Green Room of the Center for Performing Arts.

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acclaim for his 1995 single, “Gangster’s Paradise,” For one night only, Toledo which won a Grammy for will become a “Gangster’s Best Rap Solo Performance. Paradise.” Originally written for the Rap superstar Coolio, movie “Dangerous Minds,” known for his funk-inspired the song became the title beats and party-themed lyr- track for his second album, ics, will bring his unique which was a Grammy nomibrand of hip-hop – and hair nee for Best Rap Album. – to the Omni tomorrow Since then, Coolio has renight. leased six more albums and Coolio performed at Levis collaborated with artists Common’s in Perrysburg such as Wu-Tang Clan, LL last year for Andrew Z’s Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Miller Lite Music Fest. The S n o o p two-day conDogg. cert also feaHis latest After the show I tured rap artalbum, “From heard he had sex ists Naughty the Bottom 2 by Nature, in the back of his li- the Top,” feaTone Loc mo and made the tures collaboand Young driver clean up the rations with MC. ac“I went mess. many complished with my musicians, friend [to the Kristen Scott such as BenMiller Lite Junior, ny Benassi, Nursing Music Fest] Paul Oakenand [Coolio] field and was really good,” said KrisEnnio Morricone, the legten Scott, a junior majoring endary composer of “The in nursing. “I found out later that my parents were there, Good, the Bad and the and even they said he was Ugly.” He has also expanded to good.” According to Scott, Coo- other mediums. He voiced lio was also memorable for characters for the TV shows “Static Shock and “Futurahis antics offstage. “Everyone was cheering ma,” starred in “Coolio’s for him to get onstage, but Rules,” a reality show folAndrew Z said he was in the lowing him and his family, back getting high,” she said. and published a cookbook, “After the show, I heard he “Cookin’ with Coolio,” had sex in the back of his which includes colorful limo and made his driver quotes such as, “Everything clean up the mess. It was I cook tastes better than yo’ momma’s nipples.” ridiculous.” Justin Paat, a senior maThe 48-year-old rapper, whose real name is Artis joring in art, said he is imLeon Ivey Jr., began his ca- pressed Coolio is still perreer in the early ‘90s as a forming and making music. “I remember him singing member of WC and the Maad Circle, a Los Angeles- the ‘Kenan & Kel’ theme song [on Nickelodeon] and based rap group. When their record label he was dancing inside that dropped the group, Coolio giant globe,” he said. “He’s embarked as a solo act. His Coolio. His name says it all.” Parking costs $5. Tickets first album, “It Takes a Thief,” featured the popular are $10 in advance, $15 at song “Fantastic Voyage,” the door. VIP tickets cost which gave Coolio a suc- $20 and include a meetand-greet before the show. cessful start. He gained national Doors open at 8 p.m.

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Coolio performing in 1996. He will be at the Omni tomorrow night. Doors open at 8 p.m.

From pen to paper Submissions from student literary artists

Send your poem to carthurs@ to be featured in the Arts and Life section. Poems must not be longer than 200 words.

“The Shadow” Neurons work to gather serotonin, scrambling like harvesters before the fallreaping through cynical brains to find the birth of a bumbling child locked in a brutal prison Summer is a dream unseeneclipsed like the moon under the sun, within muted light demons laugh with lingering tongues Strangers meeting in the street stare only at the shadow walking ahead of me, telling lies and hiding golden greatness. Shadow stretching tall over harvest, thoughts and voice burn bridges like fascists. Bite my alien tongue and tip toe one more day, estranged further from my infancy.

By John Gumersell

— John Gumersell is a sophomore majoring in English.

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