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Police continue to search for Jon Lacina By Jessica Opoien Daily Staff Writer Almost two months after Jon Lacina was last seen, law enforcement officials continue their search for the missing ISU student every day. “We continue to Lacina check snow piles and remote areas during each shift,” said ISU director of public safety Jerry Stewart. “If there are no developments in the case, targeted searches may increase in specific locations to include areas that have already been searched, but under less-than-ideal conditions,” Stewart said, adding that search teams are now encountering difficulties with mud around snow piles. Volunteer search parties are currently still discouraged, in favor of using trained personnel. Concerns with volunteer searches stem from the possibility of vol-
see LACINA on PAGE 3 Jackie Kolpek, senior in landscape architecture, presents her design of a memorial garden for Robert Green, New Orleans, whose family was killed in the floods of Hurricane Katrina. Green visited Professor Gary Hightshoe’s class Tuesday, March. Photo: Erin Oftelie/Iowa State Daily
Students make a difference Landscape architecture team to create a healing garden for Katrina victim By Erin Oftelie Daily Staff Writer A class of third-year landscape architecture students who are creating a memorial garden for a New Orleans man held a review of their progress in the College of Design on Tuesday. Robert Green Sr., of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, lost his mother and granddaughter in the flooding during Hurricane Katrina. The project began last fall when Gary Hightshoe, professor of landscape architecture, along with fellow professors Mira Engler and Tim Keller,
took a group of second-year landscape architecture students on a six-week Savanna traveling studio, during which they stopped in New Orleans. It was there that the class met Green, and he shared his story of devastation and loss. Hightshoe said the main reason for the traveling studio is to “meet people and hear their stories, talk with professional landscape architects, and better understand the role of landscape architecture as it attempts to conserve and help communities plan for the future.” Green and the class’s correspondence until this point has been via video conferences, but Green traveled to Ames to see the review in person. “I thought it would mean more to come up here to see it… to show [the students] we appreciate it, and we’re going to make it happen,” Green said. Green said he feels it is important for the students to understand how important the project is to him. “If it hadn’t been for the students here, we
wouldn’t be going to the next step of implementation,” he said. Hightshoe said the Savanna traveling studio is something each second-year class does, and it is the only one of its kind in any landscape architecture program in the nation. “It was upon seeing and becoming inspired by the student drawings of his home that he shared his desire to create a beautiful garden on the adjacent vacant lot, in memory of his granddaughter,” Hightshoe wrote in a description of the project. “He invited the students to help him envision the garden possibilities. Toward this end, our class accepts his invitation.” While it was the second-year landscape architecture students who conceptualized the project, Hightshoe said the third-year students are pursuing it because “the third-year students are more ad-
see PROJECT on PAGE 10
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Vote passes in CALS to begin talks of merger
ISU braces for 2011 fiscal year
By Bethany Pint Daily Staff Writer A vote on Wednesday among tenure-eligible and tenured faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences resulted in a consen- Wintersteen sus that the college would begin talking about the possibility of a merger of two of the college’s departments. Nancy Grudens-Schuck, associate professor of agricultural education and studies, said talks would begin about the possibilities of merging the agricultural education and studies department and the horticulture department. “Mergers are times for tears and opportunities,” Grudens-Schuck said. The vote was conducted by secret written ballot, and Grudens-Schuck said she wouldn’t reveal how she voted. Wendy Wintersteen, the dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, said the merger makes sense because of the “synergy” between the departments and programs. She said students
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By Jessica Opoien Daily Staff Writer ISU administrators are currently operating under the assumption that state appropriations to higher education for fiscal 2011 will be reduced $24.5 million from the fiscal year 2010 original General Fund budgets — the same amount the budget was cut when Gov. Chet Culver issued a mid-year reversion in October. A budget memo, available online, was sent to ISU senior leadership Feb. 26, titled “Preliminary Revenue and Expense Estimates.” The memo explains preliminary budget plans operating under the assumption of a $24.5 million cut; however, these plans are only preliminary, subject to appropriations decisions made by the state Legislature. Reductions to Resource Responsibility Centers — colleges, the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Office of Extension and Outreach, the Vice President of Business and Finance’s office and the Vice President of Student Affairs’ office — will “definitely” look different from the numbers represented in the memo, said Associate Vice President for Budget and Planning Ellen Rasmussen. The Iowa Legislature, which decides state appropriations for higher education, is scheduled to have made their decision by March 31, Rasmussen said. By sometime
Preliminary budget information: Predicted deficit by college: ■■ College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: 4.01 percent ($2,523,567) ■■ College of Engineering: 0.74 percent ($355,437) ■■ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: 3.11 percent ($2,700,755) ■■ College of Design: 6.20 percent ($768,310) ■■ College of Human Sciences: 4.91 percent ($1,136,008) Predicted surplus by college: ■■ College of Veterinary Medicine: 0.98 percent ($1,602,998) ■■ College of Business; 1.05 percent ($168,663) in early April, Rasmussen said, the university will know with certainty how much must be cut from budgets as a result of changes in the state’s appropriations. Using the numbers presented in the Feb. 26 memo, college deans were given an April 1 deadline to return preliminary plans of how their colleges will absorb the cuts handed to them. When final appropriations numbers are known, Rasmussen said administrators hope to have finalized cuts to units by mid- to late-April, but individual units won’t finish their planning and decisions until mid to late-May. Rasmussen described the distribution of cuts as a “multi-step process.” First, the university receives appropriations from the state. A share of the appropriations is directed to specific units, such as the Leopold Center, in “very target-
Krier appeals jury’s decision By Sarah Haas Daily Staff Writer An associate professor of sociology will appeal the decision of eight jury members who ruled that he abused university complaint procedure. “All we can say at this point is that we are planning to appeal the decision,” said Bob Brammer, spokesman for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. He said he was unsure of the timetable of the appeal. When reached for comment, Krier said he “cannot comment on an ongoing legal matter” and will direct all questions to Brammer. He declined to comment on the appeal or the case decided March 5. Krier was found to have abused ISU administrative complaint procedure against two ISU sociology professors. A jury ruled that Krier did not use the ISU administrative complaint process for its intended use and awarded the plaintiffs, Terry Besser and Betty Dobratz, $18,442 for monetary damages and $24,000 in punitive damages. Both Besser and Dobratz said Thursday they were not surprised by Krier’s decision to appeal. “It still won’t set aside the jury verdict. It might say that, yes, Iowa States’ rules are not subject to abuse of process laws, but, in my view, it will still mean that our voices
see KRIER on PAGE 10
Rainfall sparks minor flooding By Allison Suesse Daily Staff Writer
ed ways,” and the rest funds general university work. Some areas within the general university fund are automatically protected from cuts, such as student financial aid and utility costs. Those areas are “taken out of the equation” as they move forward with planning, Rasmussen said. At that point, she said, they know by college and unit, what base amount the cuts will be applied to. “This year, the provost was very committed to doing differential cuts,” Rasmussen said. “You have to have criteria to decide.” Those criteria are explained in a budget memo released Jan. 27 titled “Salary Policy and DecisionMaking Timeline.” The factors listed as influenc-
As a result of warmer temperatures and rain, the Water and Pollution Control Department of the City of Ames predicts the Squaw Creek and the Skunk River will pass flood stage this weekend. Although flooding is unusual this time of year, John Dunn, director of the Water and Pollution Control Department, said he does not anticipate any damage to buildings or roads. The rainstorm that occurred Wednesday night pushed both the Squaw Creek and Skunk River past the flood stage. “We were prepared for it and already anticipating that as we looked ahead,” Dunn said of predicting Wednesday’s rainfall. The city has been using technology to monitor the potential for floods in concurrence with the amount of rain the National
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Phil Casia, sophomore in art and design, fixes a sign that fell Thursday during an ActivUs event in front of Parks Library that was meant to raise students’ awareness of climate change. ActivUs is a student organization that works to promote social and environmental justice on campus. Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily
1. Maria Lux: Drawings and Paintings Time: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday Location: Gallery, Memorial Union Description: 26 drawings and paintings by artist Maria Lux.
2. Reflections: Self Portraits Time: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday Location: Pioneer Room, Memorial Union Description: 31 self-portraits by ISU students
3. Spring Break Bailout Time: 7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday Location: Hickory Hall Cost: $5 Description: Spring Break Bail-out part featuring Danny Grause and the Uncle Tater Band.
4. Tennis vs. Colorado Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sunday Location: Forker Courts or Ames
Racquet and Fitness Center
Description: Tennis vs. Colorado.
5. Argentine Tango Practica
A person spray-paints a red bird onto the Dinkey bridge near the railroad tracks on 6th Street Thursday in Ames. The bird was one of many quotes and signs adorning the bridge. Photo: Rashah McChesney/Iowa State Daily
Time: 4 p.m. Sunday Location: Room 3512, Memorial Union Description: Multi-level class under
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Cost: $30 for 5 punches ISU Students,
$35 for 5 punches public
6. SUB Film: The Blind Side Time: 7 p.m. Sunday Description: Free film showing - no food or drink permitted. Location: Soults Family Visitors Center, Memorial Union
Mar. 10 Brian Rose, 25, of Knoxville, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at
The information in the log comes from the ISU and the City of Ames police departments’ records. All those accused of violating the law are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
11:54 p.m.) Kelly Smith, 38, 2919 Oakland St. unit 5, was arrested and charged with theft in the second degree.
(reported at 9:30 p.m.) Charles Tiffany, 57, 2211 Timberland Road, was arrested and charged with
willful failure to appear and operating while intoxicated. (reported at 4:37 p.m.)
7. Concert: Bowerbirds with Why Make Clocks
Midnight knitter pulls the wool over NJ shore town
Time: 8 p.m. Sunday Location: Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union Description: acoustic/ Americana Cost: $8 ISU students, $10 public, tickets increase $2 day of the show
8. Spring Break Time: All day, Monday–Friday Location: Iowa State University Description: Spring Break, all classes recessed.
The woman of your dreams deserves the ring of hers…
WEST CAPE MAY, N.J. — Someone is spinning quite a yarn over one New Jersey shore town. An unknown person dubbed The Midnight Knitter by West Cape May residents is covering tree branches and lamp poles with little sweaters under cover of darkness. Mayor Pam Kaithern says police are looking into the guerrilla needlework, which technically is against the law because it is being done on public prop-
erty without permission. The mayor and many residents admit they’re enthralled by the rainbow of colors that has popped up. Resident Susan Longacre takes a walk each morning in Wilbraham Park, where several tree branches and light poles have gotten the treatment. She thinks it’s great. Even those who aren’t thrilled admit the yarn is better than spray-painted graffiti.
—The Associated Press
Lincoln man copies key on test drive, steals truck LINCOLN, Neb. — Police said a man did more than take a pickup for a spin during a test drive this week. Red Star Auto of Lincoln reported a pickup had been stolen Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. The dealership’s owner said a 39-year-old man had taken the truck for a test drive earlier Tuesday. Police believe the man stopped during the test drive to have a copy made of the truck’s
key. He returned the truck to the lot, but police believe he stole it overnight using the duplicate key. The dealership owner drove to the man’s address and found the truck parked about 10 blocks away. Police arrested the man, and he was still in the Lancaster County jail Thursday morning. Charges had not been filed by early Thursday morning.
—The Associated Press
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Justices to review Election Commission decision By Paige Godden Daily Staff Writer The Government of the Student Body Supreme Court will hold debates on the case of Roling and Dobbels vs. the GSB Election Commission at 5 p.m. in 2133 Gerdin on March 26. Luke Roling is the presidentelect for the 2010-2011 academic year, and Nate Dobbels is vice president-elect. Roling and Dobbels submitted a Writ of Certiorari that was received by the Court on March 3. The petition against the Election Commission claims the Commission violated a number of aspects of the Election Code, GSB Bylaws and the GSB Constitution in its decision to place $1,950 in penalties against the Roling–Dobbels Campaign. The first argument in the pe-
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unteers disturbing evidence or sustaining injuries. “It’s important that people be used where their strengths are,” Stewart said. “Students have a remarkable connectivity to others around the country, and we have relied upon them heavily to disseminate information.” “In my estimation, there are three possible explanations for Jon’s disappearance: intentional, accident or foul play,” Stewart said. “We do not discount any
tition points out a typo: “In Section 8.14 of the 2010 Election Code, ‘Email communicaRoling tions through any Iowa State University list serve shall be prohibited within 24 house of the voting periods and during the voting periods.’ Note that the word ‘house’ is not a valid unit of time.” The second argument claims the Election Commission did not recognize the InterResidence Hall Association as a subsidiary government as delineated by the GSB Constitution. The petition also claims that Roling and Dobbels are being wrongfully targeted. “The Roling/Dobbels cam-
paign was targeted by the Election Commission... ,” according to the petition. The Roling/Dobbels campaign should not be punished for shortcomings in election code.” According to the petition, “A punishment of this extent is not to the benefit of all students, as it punishes the Roling/Dobbels campaign past the extent of “bribery” as outlined in Appendix A of the 2010 Election Code when the violation did not have that significant an impact on all students.” The petition against the Election Commission claims they did not follow 18.104.22.168 of the GSB bylaws. “The accused and, if applicable, the accusing party shall be notified within 24 hours of the decision to hold a hearing. The hearing itself shall not be
held earlier than 48 hours after the initial notification.” “This hearing clearly violated the above bylaw intended to allow the Roling/Dobbels campaign adequate time to prepare for the hearing. Mr. Boggess had an interest in attending the hearing, but since the hearing was held within the 48-hour period he was unable to.” According to the petition, the Election Commission broke GSB bylaws 22.214.171.124 and 13.21.2 as well. According to those sections of the bylaws, the guilty party should be notified within 24 hours, in writing of the violation and the procedure for appealing the decision to the Supreme Court. According to the petition, Roling and Dobbels did not break item 8.2 of the election code by having a candidate or slate by a third party
campaigning; the e-mail that was sent out was sent independently of the Roling–Dobbels campaign and was not done on behalf of the slate. The petition also states that in an e-mail sent on Feb. 25, Jason Boggess asked Election Commissioner Dan Porter if he could use the residence hall mailing list to inform the students about the Roling Dobbels campaign because he had just endorsed them, to which Porter replied, “That’s fine.” “This clearly shows the Election Commission recognized IRHA was acting of its own accord and not on behalf of the Roling/Dobbels campaign. The commissioner also failed to notify IRHA representatives of the alleged restrictions on campaign email,” according to the petition. The Supreme Court
has decided to hear the case, and the next step in the process will be to review the brief arguments, said Chief Justice Brian Phillips. Phillips said the brief from the Roling–Dobbels campaign is due March 21, and Porter’s will be due March 24. The time in between will give Porter a chance to rebuttal Roling’s brief and will allow the Supreme Court justices time to review each brief separately, Phillips said. The Roling–Dobbels campaign can’t add arguments to the brief or oral arguments, Phillips said. Within three days of the debates, which will be held on March 26, the Supreme Court will have completed the opinion of the court, which will decide whether or not the fines will stand.
possibility at this time.” ISU Police have received “very few true leads,” Stewart said, adding that the vast majority of calls received pertained to suggested areas to search. He explained that there is an “organized system” for “tracking, prioritizing and assigning” any leads recorded. In response to theories circulating regarding other young, male missing persons, Stewart said the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence Bureau has been reviewing information and communicating with other law enforcement agencies to determine whether
there are any similarities with other incidents and ,to date, there have been none. Lacina’s information is now listed in at least seven missing persons-related national databases, Stewart said, adding that information dissemination is used to supplement law enforcement’s “two-pronged approach of investigating and searching.” “We’re relying on the assistance of other agencies, and that’s proven to be very helpful,” Stewart said. Those agencies include the Ames Police, Story County Sheriff’s office, the Iowa Department of Public Safety,
the FBI, the Ames Fire Department, ISU facilities planning and management and the department of residence. “Several investigations have been conducted within the past month on campus to find people who disappeared without telling anyone,” Stewart said. “Each of those cases was closed within
a day, but they required extensive efforts to find the missing person. In each instance, the individual had left town but had failed to communicate their plans to others.” “The Lacina family has demonstrated an extraordinary amount of care for the Iowa State University commu-
nity, which is certainly commendable,” Stewart said. “Even though they are experiencing an incredible time of uncertainty, their compassion for Jon’s fellow students is remarkable.” “The one and only goal is to find Jon, and everything possible is being done to accomplish that,” Stewart said.
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Party hard, party smart, enjoy break We can all finally take a deep breath. Spring break has arrived, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We’re all worn out — as we’re sure you are, too — and in need of a good, solid break from all of the work, school and stress that comes with this time of year. Maybe you’ve had three tests this week, or a big project due, or maybe you’re just homesick and want to sleep in your own bed for a week. Whatever your reason is, you need a week off, and we don’t blame you. You’ll go to Florida, California, Cancun, Canada — yes, we’ve heard of Canadian destinations — or maybe even just home for 10 days to have a little time to relax, sit back and hit the reset button on your brain. It works for video games and your computer, so why can’t it work on your mind? But while you’re frolicking in a meadow or sunbathing on a beach somewhere, we ask that you remember to be safe. I’m sure we’ve all seen the movies about spring break trips gone wrong, where someone takes a wrong turn down a questionable dirt road in some back wood and ends up the target in a poorly-produced slasher film. Or the reactions when poor Mommy/ Daddy sees their little angel running naked through the streets, screaming “Wooooooooo!” Scared yet? We are. (Especially of that second option. Shudder.) Then, there are the horror stories of binge drinking at outrageous South Beach parties. We get it, you’re having fun and we want you to have fun — we’re going to — but be aware of all of the Sex on the Beaches and [insert fruity drink here] that you can get all over the place. All of those drinks can add up quickly and, suddenly, you’ll forget Tuesday, not realize where Wednesday went and wake up on Friday in an apartment you’ve never seen before. On top of all the booze flowing through the streets, there’s always the roofies or the chance of running into an upset drug dealer on the wrong end of a deal-turned-bad. Maybe go see a concert while you’re on break. If you get the chance to see a good show, you should probably do it. Sex. Drugs. Rock ‘n’ roll. What did we forget? Right: Sex. Don’t get STIs, STDs or anything else itchy, painful or otherwise uncomfortable that can be sexually transmitted. But have fun. And, for God’s sake, don’t think about school again. You know, until we come back.
Comments of the Day: Today’s comments were left in response to the article “VIEWPOINTS: Eliminate ‘special treatment’ for equality, equity” Wednesday. Thank you Dr. Blumenfeld for your insight. It is great to hear the perspectives of other individuals whether or not they are similar to your own. Equality is not something that can be hand picked and designated to specific groups of people the entire human race should receive equal treatment. That being said, sometimes it is difficult to understand or maintain that belief in certain circumstances; but without the basics of human equality our growth is haulted entirely. Thank you again for addressing these issues and allowing others to hear your perspective. It’s a bridge. Get over it ... oh wait. — “Amanda Kopp” My favorite section of the press release: “One of the strategies coming out of this study - since respondents expect and want their peers to step in more is that we should find ways on our campuses to empower young people to speak up and act as allies,” Blumenfeld said. “In bullying circles, it’s empowering the bystander to become the upstander to help eliminate the problem.” Amen. Isn’t that the way all civil rights movements (religious rights, women’s rights, racial rights) have come about? If someone’s rights are endangered then all our rights are endangered. We all need to protect OUR rights by standing up to those who would limit or remove them through coercion and intimidation. It takes courage, unlike bullying (any coward can bully, especially online). — “Harry Selby” “hey, let’s have a ‘dialogue’ without ever really addressing the main point!” “Great idea!” So, simply put, why should it be worse to bully gays-who have special legislative mention and protections-than other non-protected peoples? Quote all of the biased studies you’ve commissioned, but you still have not addressed WHY there should be special mention for homosexuals, thereby giving homosexuals special privileges. c’mon professor, surely you should be able to explain that because your feel-good piece sure didn’t answer anything. it was sophistry-b.s. talking points, but no substance. — “Craig Lowell”
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Spring Break is the perfect time to party. Cutting loose with friends can lead to great memories and much needed stress relief, but forcing a friend to babysit you while you pray to the porcelain gods can suck the fun out of a great night. Courtesy photo: Thinkstockphotos.com
A buzz may make ice breaking easier, but keeping your head is important
pring Break is finally here, and not a minute too soon. I know I’ve been swamped lately, and I can imagine that life on campus is no different. Many of you may be planning on just staying home to relax this break. Many others, however, may be planning a trip to aid their relaxation. Either way, there are some important things to remember in order to have a fun and safe Spring Break. Firstly, and probably most important of all, it is important to know your limits. Spring Break is often a time when a lot of partying goes on. This can mean lots of people, lots of fun and, for some, it can mean a lot of drinking. Alcohol can have some benefits when used responsibly. For example, many people cite lowered inhibitions as a down-side to drinking. Having your inhibitions lowered a little — keyword: little — can be a good thing. You know that really cute guy or girl you’ve wanted to talk to since orientation? For most people, simply holding the drink in their hand will lower their reserve enough to finally break the ice. Maybe you’ll even be brave enough to dance with them. This is definitely not a bad thing. Another positive side of
alcohol is its social nature. The presence alone of the alcohol is usually not the problem. When a person is simply enjoying the taste of his or her beverage along with the social environment, things tend to be just fine. The problem occurs when the purpose of the party is to get drunk. When parties have a purpose other than inebriation, such as wine/beer tasting, murder mystery scenarios, etc., most of the associated problems diminish. Again, it’s all about knowing your limits — in this case social ones — and abiding by them. When you’ve exceeded your own limit, that’s when things start to go downhill. Getting a little tipsy can be fun, but getting absolutely smashed is not fun, especially for the people who have to baby-sit you. Imagine yourself in this situation: You’re out having a good time with some friends, when you notice that one of them is absolutely trashed — can’t walk straight, can barely form coherent words, talking so loudly that people are starting to give you dirty looks. You decide that the person has had enough, so you proceed to take him or her home. The rest of the night is spent holding your friend’s hair or soothing him or her while he or she throws up. Most people are willing to do this for their friends, and that’s great. But I think it’s safe to say that those same people would rather not deal with it if they didn’t have to. Putting our friends in the situation where they have to
deal with us like this is unfair and inconsiderate. Again, know your limits and abide by them to make sure this situation is avoided for everyone’s benefit. Another common occurrence at parties is drinking games. The game itself? Not the problem. The intent of the game can be. Often times, the purpose of a drinking game is to get someone else drunk while you stay relatively sober. This implies some kind of predatory behavior, and that’s never a good thing. Remain in control of yourself, keep things within your own limits, and problems should remain minimal. I don’t mean to condescend. We’ve all heard the spiel: “Excessive alcohol consumption has been known to cause loss of inhibition, liver disease, and is strongly linked to severe and even fatal incidents, etc.” Unfortunately, this spiel that we have grown so tired of hearing has a lot of truth behind it. Alcohol poisoning is very real and very dangerous. The symptoms of alcohol poisoning are confusion, stupor, vomiting, seizures, slow breathing — fewer than eight breaths per minute — irregular breathing, blue-tinged or pale skin, low body temperature and unconsciousness. Notice that vomiting is on that list.
Vomiting is not a protective measure, as is commonly believed. If you’re vomiting, that means that your body’s involuntary muscle systems are sedated, and that your heart and breathing are also affected. It’s frighteningly close to death. If any of these symptoms are present, seek medical attention immediately. The good news — and, yes, there is some good news — is that a large majority of our student body drink at low risk every time they choose to drink. It may seem like everyone on our campus drinks to excess, but this is simply not the case. According to the last ISU student health survey, 19 percent of students reported drinking at high risk all of the time. The reason it seems like everyone drinks is because 19 percent of 28,000 students is, quite frankly, a lot of people. But it’s far less than everyone. Just keep that in mind the next time somebody tells you, “Everyone is doing it!” Alcohol itself is not a terrible evil. Just remember your limits and your personal standards, and remember to stick to them, and you should have a fun, safe and memorable Spring Break. Happy vacation, everyone.
Leah Hirsch is a Students 2 Students Peer Educator HIV/AIDS Counseling, Testing and Referral Intern for Johnson County Public Health.
What is GSB to spend our student fees on? I am writing to the readers of the Iowa State Daily once again to comment on the things GSB feels it is rational to spend money on. Maybe I’m crazy, or maybe I’m just upset about a second reduction in funding for my favorite student organization, but if you don’t mind reading a few statistics and making your own decisions, please read on. First off, I’m sorry, but the Iowa State Daily really needs to figure out how to report on things with lots of numbers. Giving us the planned GSB allocations is all well and fine as long as you plan to release some analysis of the numbers later. I shall pick up where you left off. You may have seen the GSB funding numbers in the Daily yesterday. After crunching the numbers, I came across some interesting trends and found some interesting things that GSB currently funds. Did you know that GSB plans to spend 22.5 percent of your general allocations money on their student legal counsel office? I barely realized that this office existed and certainly didn’t realize that GSB pays the full-time salary for the attorney who works there — $250,000. Did you know that even though there is not yet funding to buy the Cyclone Cinema Theater, the budget allocation of $46,158.58 for the theater exists already and removes $46,000 from the pool of money for other
organizations and services in the $1.1 million budget — even though the theater plan could still be scrapped? GSB also plans to provide money — $32,000 — to the YMCA and YWCA on campus as they have in past years, groups that I didn’t even realize existed. What exactly merits funding? Should that funding be based on the student population that a certain group can affect, or on other criteria? Should one take into account that some activities are more expensive than others? I’m sure that GSB’s Finance Committee takes all this into account, but I worry that they are afraid of killing off a group’s funding or killing a service that has been provided for years simply because it has been provided for years. In my mind, a friend said it best when he noted the need for student-run organizations, because “they teach you what you don’t learn in class.” Services are great and events are fun, but without dividing funding between student groups in an equal and just fashion, what use is GSB? I think I can live with the 81.6 percent cut to the reasonable budget submitted by my favorite group, the Iowa State Space Society. I’d guess that Orchesis I can live with the 86.4 percent cut to their submitted budget too. What I question is why GSB doesn’t cut 20 percent across the board, but hammers hard on organizations’ budgets while granting larger services nearly 100 percent of what they
ask for. After dividing the GSB allocations request into groups of student organizations, GSB services, campus magazines and campus events, I found that services, magazines and events got 85 percent of what they requested from GSB — or $900,000 of $1,060,000 — while student organizations only got about 35 percent of what they asked for (excluding zero-funded groups) in the planned 2011 budget. I don’t have the time nor the patience to go back and do a similar study on previous years, but I would guess that the percentage going to organizations has been dropping as GSB continually agrees to pick up new things, like a portion of SUB’s funding dropped by the MU due to budget cuts, and lump them into regular allocations. There is a reason governments do across-the-board cuts, the reason being that the large budget areas hurt just as much as the small areas. How are organizations like mine supposed to bring up attendance, enhance the learning experience, and fly rockets two-thirds of the way into space (yes, a group is working on that) when we get less money overall than portable toilets for the rodeo? Answer that, GSB.
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By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods intends to remain out of golf at least until the Masters, two people with knowledge of his plans told The Associated Press on Thursday. Woods has been practicing at Isleworth near his Orlando home the last two weeks, and swing coach Hank Haney flew there during the weekend to work with him. That led to speculation Thursday he was close to playing again. The two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity, say he is likely to play first at Augusta National in April. Woods twice has gone nine weeks without competing before showing up at a major. The first time was in 2006, when he didn’t play after the Masters while coping with his father’s death, then missed the cut in a major for the first time in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Two years ago, he was out with knee surgery until winning the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on a shattered left knee. Woods has not played since Nov. 15, when he won the Australian Masters in Melbourne for his 82nd career victory. Twelve days later, he crashed his SUV into a tree near his Florida home, setting off shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife. In his first public appearance Feb. 19 at the TPC Sawgrass, when he apologized for his behavior and confessed to having extramarital affairs, he said he would return to golf and that “I don’t rule out that it will be this year.”
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By Kayci Woodley Daily Staff Writer Thoughts of postseason play crawled into coach Bill Fennelly’s mind after Iowa State’s on-the-road victories over Colorado and Texas in mid-January. Preseason predictions put Iowa State finishing in the No. 7 spot in the conference, but Fennelly’s Cyclones chose to write a different story. Ranked 14th nationally, Iowa State enters the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City on Friday as the No. 2 seed after having finished 23-6 overall and 11-5 in Big 12 play. After a bye in the first round, the Cyclones will face Oklahoma State at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Auditorium on Friday. The first-round bye gives Iowa State a chance for their top point guard, Alison Lacey, to rest up as she recovers from pneumonia. “It’s fun to go down there not feeling a ton of pressure to have to do anything special, but just go down there and play the way you want to play and feel that, at the end of the day, if you played the way you should’ve — represented your school the way you should’ve — we’ll live with that result and hopefully be there a couple days and play and represent our school,” Fennelly said. A team coach Fennelly says he has coached harder than any other showed signs of greatness in both the Colorado and Texas road games during the regular season. “I do think that the Colorado and the Texas games, at least, gave us an idea that we could be in the middle and fight to get into that 500 range and post season play, and my staff jokes about it all the time [about] how consumed I am by the NCAA tournament,” Fennelly said. Losing five key seniors from last year’s lineup, the expectations of Iowa State were not the same for this year’s
Iowa State’s Denae Stuckey gets the ball from Colorado during the Cyclones game against Colorado on Saturday. Iowa State faces Oklahoma State on Friday night in the second round of the Big 12 Championship tournament in Kansas City. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily
team as they were in the 2008-’09 season that ended with a trip to the Elite Eight. The Cyclones could have been satisfied with the season highlights they made during the season — beating Colorado and Texas on the road and upsetting Baylor on the Cyclones’ Pink Zone event. Instead, knowing the NCAA tournament’s first and second rounds would be held on the Cyclones’ turf motivated players and coaching staff to work harder; as Fennelly walked through Hilton Coliseum each day, he was reminded by the NCAA banners that surround the outer concourse of Hilton. “They’ve learned a lot of basketball in a short amount of time, and
the way they’ve handled it has been amazing to me,” Fennelly said following the Baylor game. “It’s been hard on them, but, hopefully, in the end, when this is all said and done, they’ll look back and say ‘yeah, it was hard, but man it was worth it.’” While Fennelly may not have wanted the players to realize he was thinking and reminded of the NCAA tournament each day, the thought was drifting through their minds too. The dates on the banners approach, and it’s hard not to know what March means in Fennelly’s basketball world. “I think, like coach Fennelly always says, good teams play in March; good teams want to play in March,” said junior guard Kelsey Bolte. “It’s
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Ex-players join antitrust suit vs. NCAA SAN FRANCISCO — Former college basketball players spanning many eras have joined a lawsuit filed by ex-UCLA star Ed O’Bannon against the NCAA for profiting from the use of their images without permission. In an amended complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, four players involved in the 1966 national championship game that pitted a Texas Western team with five black starters against an all-white Kentucky team joined in the suit. Those players include Harry Flournoy, who was team captain for Texas Western, which is now UTEP, which beat the 1966 Kentucky squad in a game now seen as a driving force in the integration of college sports. The game was also documented in the 2006 movie “Glory Road.” Texas Western teammate David Lattin and 1966 Kentucky players Thad Jaracz and Bob Tallent also joined the suit as plaintiffs. — The Associated Press
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Gilstrap’s Cyclone career finished, Brackins in limbo
By Kristen Wyatt Associated Press Writer DENVER — The group of Denver Broncos players arrived at the Safari nightclub to celebrate New Year’s Eve and was whisked inside by bouncers. One of the dozens of people waiting in line to get in — an alleged Tre-Tre Crips gang member — took exception. “We street,” Willie Clark told wide receiver Brandon Marshall, according to court testimony. “We got money too.” That encounter between celebrated professional athletes and an alleged angry gang member ultimately led to the Jan. 1, 2007, shooting death of cornerback Darrent Williams, a jury decided Thursday, convicting Clark of first degree murder. “It was a chance meeting and it was a ridiculous altercation that led to this tragic result,” said Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey. Clark, 26, faces life in prison at his April 30 sentencing. It took prosecutors and police nearly two years to build their case against Clark, partly because those who witnessed the shooting were part of a gang drug ring that was under federal investigation, Morrissey said. A code of silence kept those witnesses from talking. Federal drug cases pending against the gang’s members helped crack the case. Several witnesses testified they saw or heard from Clark that he fired shots from an SUV truck into a stretch Hummer limousine carrying Williams and 16 others from the nightclub at 2 a.m. Williams died in teammate Javon Walker’s arms.
[about] how hard you want it and what you’re willing to do to keep winning.” Being a leader on the floor as a junior, Bolte realizes the finality of March and what comes with playing in the Big 12 tournament, leading up to the NCAA tournament. For the newcomers on the team, nerves may be a factor in Kansas City as the Cyclones enter with a No. 2 seed and high expectations. “The jitters that our freshmen will have — they’re going to have every tournament game,” Fennelly said. “I think, when you go through that for the first time, it’s exciting — the thrill
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ISU senior Lisa Koll leads the pack during the 3,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championship track meet on Feb. 27. Koll ran a time of 8 minutes, 56.09 seconds, making her the third-fastest collegian ever in the event. Photo: Tim Reuter/Iowa State Daily
Koll heads to NCAA Championships By Kasey Sutherland Daily Staff Writer The final indoor track and field event for Iowa State will take place this weekend with only one of its team members competing. Senior distance runner Lisa Koll is the lone qualifier for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Koll has had some well-documented accomplishments in the indoor track season, especially in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs. Koll earned an individual Big 12 title in both events earlier this season en route to breaking the Big 12 meet record in both events. Those times are still currently the fastest in Division I indoor track and field this season. Koll’s efforts earned her Big 12 postseason honors in women’s track, as Koll was selected as the top performer by the Big 12’s track and field coaches, becoming the first ISU woman to earn such an honor. Throughout the season, Koll was a two-time Big 12 women’s track Athlete of the Week and added another award to the shelf this week after being named the Midwest Region’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association. Koll’s efforts at the 2010 ISU Classic, one of Iowa State’s largest and most prestigious track events of the year, lifted her into a new level of performance. Her time of 15 minutes, 29.65 seconds in the 5,000 became the second fastest time by any collegiate athlete on any track in the event. So how does Lisa Koll face being the only Cyclone runner to qualify for the
NCAA Championships? It’s simply business as usual. “I’m really not changing up training much,” Koll said. “I’m just getting excited for this weekend.” A previous runner-up in the 5,000 at the NCAA Indoor Championships adds to the expectations for Koll along with the stellar field of competition that will line up beside her this weekend inside Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas. The 3,000 and 5,000 events will consist of 17 of the fastest Division I indoor track athletes. Koll’s time in the 3,000 is nearly eight seconds faster than second-ranked Sheila Reid, a junior from Villanova. Her record-setting time of 15:29.65 in the 5,000 is nearly 12 seconds faster than her nearest competition — Nicole Blood, a senior competing for the University of Oregon. Even though this event will signify the end of the indoor portion of the track and field season, Koll said she doesn’t see this as the end at all. “I’m going to try to run better than I have before and compete to where the field competes and just hopefully keep progressing and use it as a springboard for outdoors,” Koll said. The outdoor season is where Koll is at her full strength in the 10,000-meter run. Koll holds the women’s collegiate record and is also the only three-time Big 12 champion in the event. With the outdoor season looming, Koll still remains focused on the event at hand — the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships that begin Friday. “Obviously, I’m going to go out, and I’m going to try to win. Whatever that takes, I’m going to try to do it,” Koll said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The questions and debate regarding Marquis Gilstrap and Craig Brackins’ futures with the Cyclones have surrounded the program all season. One of those questions was answered Wednesday night. Iowa State’s request to grant Gilstrap, a senior who was playing his first season of Division I basketball, another year of eligibility was denied by the NCAA. Coach Greg McDermott and his staff received the news on Tuesday and decided not announce the decision until after the Cyclones’ season-ending loss to Texas in the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday. McDermott said he decided to withhold the information to allow the senior to focus on the tournament.
“I wanted him just to play the game, and we’d talk about it afterwards,” McDermott said. With 28 seconds remaining in Wednesday’s game, Gilstrap walked off the court for the final time to a standing ovation from the Cyclone fans in attendance. In the aftermath of the loss, an emotional Gilstrap sat in the locker room with his head in his hands, taking several long moments before finally being able to talk with the media. “He understands that this was his only year he had, and he wishes he could get one more,” Brackins said. “But I know how much he wants to be here and how much he gave to this team. It’s just hard to go out like that.” When interviewed after the game, Gilstrap had still not been told of the NCAA’s decision. However, he still offered his
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Iowa State leaves it all on the ice By David Merrill Daily Staff Writer The Cyclones ended the season in a place they haven’t been since 1997, securing the team’s seventh ACHA runnerup. Iowa State failed to get past the defending ACHA national champion Lindenwood Lions, falling 2-0. The Cyclones came from behind in their three victories leading up to the championship that senior forward Pete Majkozak described as the “Cardiac Kids”. Senior forward Brad Krueger scored the game-winning goal for the Cyclones in two of their victories on the way to the finals. “Being a senior, I know I had to step up and lead by example,” Krueger said. “I wasn’t just fortunate enough to be in some situations where I was able to step up and do that.” Sophomore forward Brian Rooney is one of the beneficiaries of the leadership qualities
of the graduating seniors this season. Rooney hopes he and the other upper-classmen can provide that same type of leadership for the younger players next season. “I think I speak for all the younger guys when I say those six or seven guys have been the leaders, the older brothers, and the fathers on this team from day one,” Rooney said. “They have shown great leadership abilities on and off the ice. I felt like I could go to them with any sort of situation throughout the season and they would be able to help me with it. What they have done for this team is more important than I think they will ever realize.” It wasn’t just the seniors that gave the team boosts along the way. The Cyclones also received two key tournament goals from first year players in freshman
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Seniors celebrate four trips to tournament By Jake Calhoun Daily Staff Writer
With the 2010 NCAA tournament drawing near, it’s hard to believe that three years have passed since the Cyclones’ seniors were heading to their first NCAA tournament as a rag-tag group of redshirt freshmen. Back then, things were different. Jake Varner was a shaggyhaired 184-pounder. David Zabriskie was not as big, despite still wrestling at heavyweight. Nick Fanthorpe, Nick Gallick and Mitch Mueller competed at a weight class below their current classes, as did then-Cyclone Cyler Sanderson. Fanthorpe, Gallick, Mueller, Sanderson, Varner and Zabriskie all left a mark on the wrestling world, going from the nation’s highest-touted recruiting class of 2005 to being the driving force behind Iowa State’s dominance in the Big 12 and NCAA championships for years to come. Under the guidance of seniors Kurt Backes and Trent and Travis Paulson, the six freshmen progressed through the season as a mainstay at their respective spots in the lineup, as the Cyclones headed into the Big 12 Championships with a 13-3 record under first-year coach Cael Sanderson. Zabriskie, who was said to
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ISU senior Jake Varner defeated Missouri wrestler Brent Haynes 14-5 on Feb. 14 at Hilton Coliseum. Varner and the rest of the Cyclones’ wrestling team are now preparing for the 2010 NCAA Championships, which are scheduled to be held March 18–20 in Omaha. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily
be too small to have a successful collegiate wrestling career as a heavyweight, stunned the wrestling world after defeating a soon-to-be familiar foe in Jared Rosholt, of Oklahoma State, by a 3-2 decision to win the Big 12 title for the Cyclones — the first conference title for the program in 20 years. “I had kept track as the evening went along,” Zabriskie said after the match. “I concentrated on wrestling my match and keeping the pressure on [Rosholt].” The Cyclones qualified all 10 of their wrestlers for the NCAA tournament in Auburn
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forward Derek Kohles and sophomore forward Cody Steele. “Those two guys came up big for us when they were called upon,” coach Al Murdoch said. “The two go-ahead goals they scored really got the team pumped up.” The locker room may have been silent after the loss to Lindenwood, but the mood wasn’t any less proud. Iowa State will now add a seventh ACHA runner up banner to the Ames/ ISU Ice Arena next season, the last one coming at the end of the 1997-’98 season. “We were obviously disappointed that we weren’t able to pull it out, but we
Mueller and Sanderson met similar fates, dropping to the wrestlebacks at the evening session of the first round after each winning his first match. Mueller lost his next match to finish his stand at 1-2, but Sanderson pushed through to win his next two matches before being eliminated by Wisconsin’s Tyler Turner in an 8-7 decision. Zabriskie also went 3 and 2, despite getting pinned in the first period of his first match against Navy’s Ed Pendergast. The “Beast of the East” rode a three-match winning streak in the wrestlebacks until his bout with Sacred Heart’s Payam Zarrinpour, in which he was defeated by a 9-6 decision. Unlike his fellow freshman teammates, Varner managed to stay afloat throughout the tournament, going 4-0 en route to the championship match at 184 pounds. One of his more memorable victories came in the semifinal round, when he defeated Minnesota’s Roger Kish by a sud-
den victory decision of 4 to 2, to advance to the championship match. Prior to that match, Varner was 0-2 against Kish. “The previous times I have wrestled Kish, we locked up,” Varner said after his victory. “This time, I wanted to keep space between us and not let him overpower me.” It was in the championship match that he faced Northwestern’s Jake Herbert, the program’s most storied wrestler and soonto-be two-time NCAA champion. Herbert rode Varner for 2 minutes, 14 seconds after an early takedown, persuading Varner to defer his starting position choice at the start of the second period. Herbert escaped from the down position in 24 seconds, taking Varner down four seconds later to go up, 5–0, on the Cyclone freshman. Varner earned his only point in the match after Herbert was called for a technical violation of fleeing late in the second period. Varner’s valiant run had finished, as he lost to Herbert by a 6-1 decision. The impact the six freshmen had made was evident, as Iowa State went on to place second in the team standings, with 88.5 points, trailing national champion Minnesota by only 9.5 points.
went back to the locker room knowing that we had left everything out there on the ice,” Krueger said. “That was one of the main things we talked about going into the national tournament was leaving everything out there on the ice in every game, and I feel like we did that so we have something to keep our heads up about.” “I feel like every guy in that locker room is now my brother, and that’s something that I haven’t had on any other team I’ve ever played on,” Rooney said. “Getting so close to having that championship trophy in our hands makes us that much hungrier to go back and get it next season.” Iowa State finished the season with a record of 30-12-4.
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gratitude for what has turned out to be his one and only season in a Cyclone uniform. “I really appreciate how [the fans] treated me and my family, and I don’t think I could have been in a better situation this year,” Gilstrap said. While Gilstrap’s fate was made clearer, Brackins’ future still remains hazy. Brackins must decide in the next few weeks if he will enter the 2010 NBA Draft — the same decision he had to make last season. Brackins said he is going home to California to spend time talking it over with his family. As was the case last season, McDermott said Iowa State’s coaching staff would be patient in allowing Brackins to make his choice.
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of that tournament, the thrill of playing in a post-season event is fun, and the other caveat in the back of your mind is when you lose, you’re done.” Iowa State traveled to Kansas City on Wednesday to watch the men’s team play and, after the loss by the ISU men, may have realized the finality this tournament could present. Iowa State will need to adjust faster than ever, finding out Thursday night who their oppo-
nent would be for Friday, having less than 24 hours to prepare for the game with Oklahoma State. “We’re used to short-term scouting reports and trying to get ready for a team, so, either way, whether it’s ahead of time or at the last minute, we’ll still get it done and be able to prepare the way we need to,” said senior guard Denae Stuckey. Although this may be the fastest turnaround of the season for Iowa State, in terms of preparation, the Cyclone players are used to adapting to new game plans. Iowa State had just two days to prepare for No. 15 Bay-
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enjoy the trip. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- The only thing you want right now is change. Take action, even if you think it’s wrong. You can regroup later. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- A close associate demands control and threatens to leave. Your best bet is to hand over the reins and sit back. Everything will work out. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- A co-worker demands independence. That’s OK with you, as you have your own ideas to pursue now. You can get together another day to compare notes. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- It’s easy to become anxious when you think about joining a group activity. Remember, you won’t lose your independence, and you’ll gain support. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Compulsive desires lead
to excessive tidying up at home. Make others comfortable and avoid isolating yourself. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- The most careful plans require change. Although you want independence, sharing with a companion gets better results. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Today is a 5 -- Competing desires keep you from making decisions easily. You don’t have to do it all simultaneously. Take one thing at a time. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 5 -- Hard work is required to get through the day. Oh, well. It’s Friday, and the weekend beckons. But for now, keep the pedal on the metal. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Reserve time today for independent work. You don’t want others to see what you’re doing, so close the door.
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Weather Service predicts. The city uses the information to determine how much the river levels could climb. This weekend’s forecast predicts a half-inch of rain that will set both rivers past flood stage, but will not cause any damage. However, if it rains more than anticipated, things could change. “The ground is completely saturated, and a lot of the roadside ditches are already holding water, so there’s not a whole lot of extra capacity anywhere in the river basin to
hold any more water,” Dunn said. The department may open the city’s emergency operations center as the public works department to begin sandbagging operations if there is a serious flood event. However, this weekend’s predicted rain will not likely reach that level of severity. The area between South Duff Avenue, near the bowling alley, South Fifth Street, near the apartment complexes, and down farther south the bridge on South Duff Avenue is the area most likely to be affected by flooding, said Steve Schainker, city manager.
LEFT: A group of students attempt to cross a flooded portion of the footpath near Brookside park underneath the 6th street bridge Thursday. Photo: Rashah McChesney/Iowa State Daily
who major in agricultural education or agricultural studies, two separate departments that merged in 1989, or horticulture often take a significant number of courses that are a part of the two departments. Wintersteen said there isn’t a definite timeline as to when a decision would be made whether or not to carry out the merger process. She said the two departments will continue to discuss the opportunities and proposals associated with the plan to merge. There is also a possibility that other departments within the college will merge as a result of a tightened budget. Grudens-Schuck said the outcome of the future talks is unknown, but said it “makes sense to think about the merger in catastrophic budget times.” Jeff Iles, department chair and professor of horticulture, said the vote and the possibilities of a merger is a “very sensitive subject,” and the conversations are still very preliminary. “It’s tough to wrap my mind around the merging idea,” he said. Iles said the timeline of when the decision would be made regarding the possibility of a merger is “uncertain,” but said, due to the budget cuts, “business won’t be the same” in the department.
ing the “judgment and discretion of the President and the Executive Vice President as they differentiate the reductions targets” are “core to institutional missions,” “program excellence,” “importance to maintaining undergraduate enrollments” and “importance to maintaining, enhancing and supporting externally funded research.” Within colleges, vice presidents and the colleges’ deans are responsible for determining how cuts are distributed among departments, Rasmussen said, adding that colleges were sent budget targets a few weeks ago, and some have given specific targets to departments. Each college dean has a budget advisory group that gives advice, perspective and input on budgetary decisions made with colleges. According to the Feb. 26 budget memo, resource responsibility centers face cuts ranging from 0.74 percent, in the College of Engineering, to 6.34 percent, in the Office of Extension and Outreach. Most administrative units currently face approximately a 6 percent preliminary reduction. Rasmussen said administrative budget cuts are “generally higher than academic units.” Asked about the athletics department, Rasmussen said most of the athletics budget comes from ticket sales. “They do get about $2 or $3 million that is general university
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money,” Rasmussen said. “That [money] they have targeted for scholarships in those sports that are not revenue-generating.” Rasmussen also said the athletics department reports to the president for decisions made regarding money that comes from the general university fund. As the Legislature determines appropriations for higher education, it must also consider stipulations that came with federal stimulus funds awarded to Iowa State. “The federal government, last fall, made resources available that they call ARRA [American Recovery and Reinvestment Act] money,” Rasmussen said. “Each state got an allocation of dollars, and the federal dollars came with some strings attached — a lot of strings, actually.” In order to distribute ARRA funds and have educational institutions benefit from the money, state support for higher education must be maintained at least at the level that it was in 2006, Rasmussen said. When Gov. Culver issued his mid-year reversion in October, he reduced funding for regents institutions below the amount they were given in 2006. Because of this, the Legislature had to issue a supplemental appropriation, giving the Regents institutions money back. Iowa State’s share of the re-appropriation amounted to $10.8 million for fiscal year 2010. Funding levels from 2006 must be maintained in the budgets for the current fiscal year 2010, and the budget in development for fiscal year 2011.
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vanced, and have more design experience, so it seemed like a good fit,” he said. Green’s home was destroyed when the hurricane hit land, causing a 20-foot-high tsunami to flood the ward, destroying more than 4,000 homes. Two years later, actor Brad Pitt toured the ward, and ensured the families he spoke
from PAGE 1 were heard and the jury decided that our position was the correct one.” Dobratz said she is interested to learn the grounds on which Krier will appeal the decision. During the trial, which occurred March 2-5, Krier’s attorneys argued that he was acting within the scope of his employment when he filed complaints of discrimination and was therefore immune to punishment. “What we argued to the jury was that there was nothing in his contract that required him to get tenure,” said Mark Sherinian, Dobratz’ and Besser’s lawyer. “He was required to teach, and he was required to do research and he was to do service to the university, but he was not required to get tenure.” Sherinian said the defense could appeal whether misusing an administrative complaint can cause an abuse of process claim. The Iowa Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the issue. “There are cases in other states that say that’s perfectly valid and, given the nature of the administrative complaint, that my clients would have lost their tenure, we believe the Iowa Supreme Court will find that this is a significantly serious potential complaint and will recognize that it is a valid course of
to that he would do what he could do help. He later founded Make it Right, a nonprofit organization that aims to help “residents of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward rebuild their lives and community in the wake of Hurricane Katrina… to bring at least 150 families home to affordable, green storm resistant houses,” according to the organization’s Web site. One of the first homes to be built was Green’s.
action,” Sherinian said. This is not the first time Krier has been accused of abusing an institution’s complaint procedures, according to court documents. The plaintiffs alleged that Krier responded to criticisms of the quality and quantity of his scholarly publications by using or threatening to use the College of William and Mary’s complaint procedures to file a gender discrimination complaint against sociology chairperson Kathleen F. Slevin. The defense filed and won a pre-trial motion to exclude information on Krier’s previous employment at the College of William and Mary. Krier’s curriculum vitae lists that he was employed as assistant instructor of sociology from 1999-2001 and assistant professor of sociology and public policy from 2001-2004. “The plaintiffs will not attempt to offer evidence concerning the defendant’s alleged abuse of the grievance process at William and Mary College,” according to the document. The plaintiffs argued that information of Krier’s conduct at the College of William and Mary “demonstrates a pattern of responding to job performance criticisms with charges of discrimination.” Judge William Pattinson determined that Krier’s previous employment information was inadmissible.
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