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Senators must go to meet clubs By Whitney.Sager iowastatedaily.com
A requirement for all senators to attend student organization meetings at least once each month will be voted on at Wednesday’s Government of the Student Body meeting. The Connecting with Constituents Bill aims to increase student awareness and involvement in GSB by requiring GSB senators to sit in on the meetings of student clubs and organizations. “If we want to see an increase in GSB awareness and communication, it is essential that this bill be passed,” said Scott Connell, engineering senator and junior in computer engineering. Rajin Olson, engineering senator and senior in civil engineering, said many students do not know which GSB senator is representing them and therefore do not know who to address their concerns to. “One of the goals of this bill is to provide students with another method of input and to facilitate the flow of ideas and opinions, simply by making GSB senators more of an on-campus presence,” Olson said. In exchange for the time that senators spend at the organization’s meeting, they will not be required to hold their office hours for the week they attend the meeting. Another bill that will be on the agenda is one that proposes to improve the film programs at Iowa State. The goal of the Cinema Project Round Two Bill is to combine the Student Union Board and Free Friday Flicks film programs into one. “We want to enhance sound, picture quality, seating, offer a concession stand ,” said Nate Dobbels, agriculture and life sciences senator and senior in agricultural and life sciences. The program will be similar to the ones already in place — free to students, same kind of movies shown — but will have a set location. The bill is up for its first read this week and will be voted on at next week’s meeting. If passed as it currently reads, $80,000 will be allocated from the Capital Projects Account to purchase equipment and cover first-year costs. “I personally think this will be a great opportunity for students,” Dobbels said. “It will create the ‘best of both worlds’ option for everyone. I look forward to some great discussion and I hope we can really improve Iowa State through this initiative.” The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.
s n i u r n i n w s o t e a w o m I h o g u o H r h t s r a e t r e t s i Tw The tornado that tore through the small town of Mapleton, Iowa on Saturday left behind a trail of damage for the community. A total of 120 homes were completely destroyed in an area of 12 to 15 blocks. Courtesy photos: Alyssa Sulsberger
Community comes together to rebuild town after disaster By Frances.Myers iowastatedaily.com Citizens of Mapleton had no idea what they would be in for Saturday when a tornado tore through the town, leaving destruction everywhere in its wake. Alyssa Sulsberger, junior in advertising, lives just one mile outside of Mapleton and was home when the storm occurred. “We were downstairs in the basement and my dad came down with what I thought was a golf ball,” Sulsberger said. “It was a piece of hail he had found outside.” The Sulsberger family had no idea anything was occurring outside as far as a tornado. They went upstairs to find what damage the
storm had done. “We could hear sirens and I remember the sky looked really yellow,” Sulsberger said. “While we had been down in the basement the power had gone out for a little while but nothing exciting had really happened. Then my uncle, who is the mayor of Mapleton, called us and said there were gas leaks in town and houses coated in mud. We thought a funnel cloud had just gone over the town, we didn’t really know there had been a tornado.” The next day the family went into the town of Mapleton to investigate the damage for themselves. “We saw some grain bins were gone but we had no idea of the real damage until we got to the south side,” Sulsberger said. “People kept saying that houses were gone but I figured they just meant like roof damage or stuff like that. In a small town, things can get exaggerated and that’s what I thought was
Sri Lanka questions go unanswered
“ Everyone is keeping a positive attitude even throughout these circumstances. We just know that even though this is not an ‘ideal’ situation to be in, it could be worse. After all, no one was seriously injured or passed away.”
happening.” In total, 120 homes were destroyed in an area of 12 to 15 blocks in the southwest area of Mapleton when the tornado struck.. Laura Hoaglund, senior in meteorology, was out chasing the storm with some friends about 20 miles away in Onawa. “We were watching a funnel cloud, hoping it’d produce a tornado in the open field we were watching,” Hoaglund said. “Little did we know that 20 miles down the road the same super cell would produce in my hometown.” Upon hearing that the tornado had landed in Mapleton, Hoaglund said she was devastated. “My heart sank, I was sick to my stomach and I had a hard time believing that it was real. I just prayed that everyone was okay,” Hoaglund said. “Being a huge weather buff, I
Congratulations: Students celebrate at leader recognition Lana Seiler, administrative specialist at the International Students and Scholars department, congratulates Ahmad Al-Saygh, president of International Student Council for winning the Outstanding Commitment to Diversity Award Tuesday in the Sun Room. Photo: Karuna Ang/Iowa State Daily
By Kaleb.Warnock iowastatedaily.com Editor’s Note__________________ This is the second in a three-part series about Sri Lanka and its government’s treatment of media. Part one discussed the torture Poddala Jayantha, a Sri Lankan journalist, endured. Part two shares how Sri Lankan students at Iowa State view the portrayals of human rights violations in their country.
Human rights have been a major topic in the Sri Lankan media and have been brought to light by numerous journalists and non-governmental organizations. Sri Lanka recently pulled out of a 26year civil war and is desperately trying to rebuild itself. The bloody war between the Sri Lankan government and the rebel group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, produced numerous human rights violations and war crimes that drew the attention of both foreign governments and non-governmental organizations across the globe. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is a separatist organization based in northern Sri Lanka that began a movement attempting to form an independent Tamil state in the late 1970s. The organization is known for its terrorist attacks and assassination of Sri Lankan government officials. Both sides of the conflict have been accused of human rights violations, including the use of human shields, indiscriminate shelling and preventing essential humanitarian aid from reaching the population. Separatist forces even allegedly forcibly recruited civilians, including children, into their ranks, which contributed to the massive number of deaths that are estimated between 80,000 and 100,000, through the quarter of a century of conflict.
Alumnus reflects on old, new By John.Lonsdale iowastatedaily.com
Editor’s Note __________________ This is the fifth in a six-part series on ISU alumni’s perspectives on the Campustown area.
“To be honest, it wasn’t what it nearly is today,” said David Adams, a 1973 ISU alumnus. Adams, 60, of Waterloo, was a metallurgical engineering major who attended Iowa State from 1969 to 1973. “Of course, I think it had some room for improvement,” he said. “There were a couple good pizza places.” With restaurants like Pizza House on Lincoln Way across from Friley Hall and the “pretty decent” pizza that was served at Cy’s Roost before it was Cy’s Roost, Adams found himself going to the downtown Ames bars more often than staying in Campustown.
Genuine John’s, a live music bar that opened in 1971 by the railroad tracks downtown, was one of his favorite places to go. “I lived in the dorms for two years and lived on 411 Welch Ave. my senior year,” Adams said. “Had a house up there. Pretty familiar with the area. The walk from there to campus wasn’t that far. It didn’t have all the variety and options it had today.” Another negative Adams found with Campustown at the time was that there weren’t any good places to eat, including fast food restaurants. “Compared to my historical perspective,” he said, “there are more options on the bar scene and places to eat [today].” Adams and his wife visit their daughter in Ames on a regular basis. He attends all of the football games, men’s basketball games and women’s games when he can. He’s on the
board for the Alumni Association and a part of the Gridiron Club, a support group for ISU Athletics. “I think there could still be some more restaurants in the area, and a few on the higher end than there are today. I think they could improve on some of the parking.” Although he feels that Campustown is currently better than it used to be, Adams said the current renovation discussion is a positive step for the ISU community. “Somebody needs to be looking at the whole picture of Campustown and the university,” Adams said. “To me, there’s some positive to having some central focus to putting all these pieces together to make it the best. “The idea of having someone pull it together makes a lot of sense. Perhaps using someone with expertise makes sense to me. I think the hotel probably is a good idea for what it’s worth.”
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Chinese national allegedly created false special forces unit, documents, uniforms LOS ANGELES — A Chinese national living in California allegedly created a false Army special forces unit, providing recruits with false documents and uniforms and even marching with them in a parade. Yupeng Deng, 51, also known as David Deng, was arrested Tuesday morning by agents from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Defense, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. He faces 13 counts of theft by false pretenses, manufacturing deceptive government documents and counterfeit of an official government seal. Deng, of El Monte, California, a Los Angeles suburb, allegedly recruited more than 100 other Chinese nationals into the unit, dubbed the U.S. Army/Military Special Forces Reserve unit, telling them it was a path to U.S. citizenship, authorities said. He allegedly called himself “supreme commander” of the unit, created in October 2008. Recruits were allegedly charged initiation fees ranging from $300 to $450, with annual renewal fees of $120, according to Deputy
District Attorney Richard Ceballos. In addition, authorities said, recruits could increase their rank in the fraudulent unit by making cash donations to Deng. The recruits were provided with phony U.S. Army uniforms, fake documents and fraudulent military identification cards, authorities said. Deng also allegedly instructed them to report to his office in the Los Angeles suburb of Temple City — which authorities said was decorated to look like an official U.S. military recruiting center — to undergo training and indoctrination, according to prosecutors. “These recruits even marched in a parade in Monterey Park and took a tour of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, all while dressed in uniform,” the district attorney’s statement said. Deng is to be arraigned Wednesday in Pomona Superior Court. If convicted as charged, he would face up to eight years and four months in state prison. — CNN Wire Service
Year after gulf spill, group gives mixed report card for wildlife From Aaron Cooper CNN Wire Service Nearly a year after the start of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, some wildlife is recovering, while other species could need significant help, according to a National Wildlife Federation study released Tuesday. The current status of the coastal wetlands — where a wide variety of animals live or breed — is classified in the report as “poor,” with that classification based on several factors in place before the April 20, 2010, explosion on the drill rig Deepwater Horizon killed 11 workers and triggered what scientists say was the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Even before the spill, the area was hard hit due to erosion, storms and river channeling. The federation said the spill caused 3,000 miles of beaches and wetlands to be contaminated by varying amounts of oil. Even
the efforts to clean it up can cause damage. Combining all factors before and since the spill, the report’s author, Douglas Inkley, writes that if there isn’t a massive coastal restoration, “Louisiana will have lost an area of coastal wetlands larger than the state of Rhode Island” by 2050. “Experience with other disastrous oil spills tells us that the damage is far from over,” according to the report. “Contact with oil may have reduced the number of juvenile Bluefin produced in 2010 by 20 percent,” according to the report. The National Wildlife Federation calls for several actions that should be taken to solve the problems highlighted in the report. It calls on Congress to dedicate fines from the spill to Gulf restoration, develop programs to stop wetland loss, reform oil and gas leasing, conduct long term studies, and make payments.
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Egyptian military court orders blogger to 3 years in prison CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian military court has sentenced an activist blogger critical of the army to three years in prison, and it did so without his lawyers present, a development that drew stiff condemnation by human rights groups. Maikel Nabil, who was sentenced Monday morning, had been arrested on March 28 and charged with defaming the army and spreading false information, according to his lawyer, Adel Ramadan. A general in charge of the “Morale Affairs Directorate” of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said on television that “Nabil had used ‘inappropriate language’ and defamed the military, and that his calls for an end to military conscription would have a negative effect on the youth of Egypt,” according to Human Rights Watch. Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said the sentence “may be the worst strike against free expression in Egypt since the [Hosni] Mubarak government jailed the first blogger for four years in 2007.” His group, which issued a statement on the sentence, said Nabil’s trial “has serious implications for freedom of expression on the internet more generally and in particular the ability to expose military abuses.” “The sentence is not only severe, but it was imposed by a military tribunal after an unfair trial,” Stork said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that the U.S. government is “deeply concerned” about Nabil’s sentence. “This is not the kind of progress we’re looking for,” he said. Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Nabil’s imprisonment “calls into question whether a democratic transition is under way in Egypt.” Nabil’s case is the latest in a series of incidents in which the post-Mubarak military
regime has cracked down on protesters and other opponents. Hundreds of protesters calling for Mubarak’s prosecution were forced to flee Cairo’s Tahrir Square Saturday when scores of soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers launched a raid against them. Earlier in the week, several military officers took to the Internet, recording video statements accusing the chairman of the country’s ruling council, Field Marshal Mohammed Tantawi, of protecting Mubarak from prosecution and of leading a counterrevolutionary movement. Nabil ran afoul of the army by blogging about claims of violence against protesters during the uprising earlier this year, including use of the Egyptian museum for torture, as well as virginity tests on females and the army supplying police with weapons, Ramadan told CNN. Nabil also claimed on his blog that he had been arrested, sexually assaulted and beaten by army intelligence forces, Ramadan said. Ramadan said neither Nabil nor his lawyers were present for the hearing in which his client was sentenced. Human Rights Watch, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information and Ramadan said the military told defense attorneys that there would be no court session on the day he was sentenced. “He was supposed to show up at court Tuesday but we were tricked,” Ramadan said. Human Rights Watch said the judge had announced last Wednesday that he would rule Sunday after defense lawyers finished their pleadings. Nabil’s lawyers were told that no session would be held and the judge would rule on Tuesday. Ramadan told Human Rights Watch that when lawyers went to the court complex Monday “they saw on the court roll that the court had already sentenced Nabil the day before.”
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The absence of lawyers violates the military code of justice, Ramadan and the groups said. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said Nabil’s freedom was “shackled and stolen.” “This behavior raises suspicions and doubts on the fairness of the trial, not only for being a military trial for a civilian over his opinions, but in the context of the proceedings of similar trials against other civilians, considering the fact that the army refused to admit committing torture against Egyptian youth or apologize for this behavior,” the group said in a statement. The human rights organizations that signed the statement said, “We will not keep silent about torture or unfair trials, even if we wrote about these crimes on the walls in the streets.” “An atmosphere of fear and obscurity is the last thing needed for a revolution to thrive, instead of openness, transparency and justice, for which Egyptians have struggled for so long and will not give in,” the Arabic network statement said. President Hosni Mubarak resigned two months ago, a departure prompted by a grassroots and popular uprising, and the military eventually took the reins of power. Human Rights Watch and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said that the Egyptian news media has not been bold on covering reports of torture by the military over the past two months. “Two news conferences by human rights lawyers in which torture victims testified — a subject that independent newspapers and satellite TV stations usually cover — received almost no coverage. Only a limited number of opinion writers in some newspapers and certain TV hosts have been willing to raise the issue of torture by the military,” Human Rights Watch said. It criticized Gen. Ismail Etman, the Morale Affairs chief, for telling newspapers “not to publish any articles/ news/press releases/complaints/advertising/pictures concerning the armed forces or the leadership of the armed forces” without consulting his directorate and military intelligence. “State institutions, including the military, should never consider themselves above criticism,” Stork said. “It is only through a public airing of abuses and full accountability measures that Egypt can hope to transition away from past human rights violations.”
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Terrorism by cartels calls for response Not far from the U.S. border to Mexico, another mass grave was discovered only days ago. Mass graves, beheadings, hangings, and bullets in the back of the head are fairly commonplace among the drug cartels littering Mexico. These tactics are used to intimidate the people living in “drug towns” — towns used for smuggling drugs, weapons and kidnappings back and forth across the U.S. border — into working for the cartels and to establish territory between the cartels. While most of the violence is staying on the Mexico side of the border, the kidnappings and attacks on border patrols are increasing on the U.S. side, and shootings are spilling over. The so-called war on drugs the U.S. is floundering in is a topic of much debate between liberals and conservatives nationwide. But less often addressed are the battles with gangs in the U.S. moving the narcotics. The real war on drugs rests with the attempts to stifle the violence and the shipment of the drugs into the U.S. Unfortunately, the intelligence networks between the U.S. and Mexico are not flowing smoothly, and the violence is only escalating as the U.S. clamps down on the drug trade from the Caribbean, causing more business for the Mexican cartels and even more violence. The U.S. is busy with combat in Libya and Afghanistan, and while those bloody events unfold, 34,612 people have been killed in the past four years, as of Jan. 12. From gang members to bystanders, no one is safe from the violence of the cartels as they vie for control of the $13 billion per year industry of trafficking drugs from South America through Mexico and into the U.S. And what can be done? The police in Mexico are generally corrupt, and the army is being used to combat the cartels to little avail. The U.S. can continue to fight drugs in our states, and might make headway into eliminating some of the gangs currently distributing the drugs, but that will not solve the problem. The U.S. efforts against drugs will accomplish little so long as the cartels exist. Legalizing drugs in the states will not happen any time soon — sorry folks. Mexico’s president has admitted to considering the option of legalization in Mexico as an effort to quell violence from the cartels, which does little to stop the drugs from flowing into the U.S. So, where do we go from here? We are entrenched in other countries to fight for freedom and end terror, while violence akin is running rampant on our border. When do we stop arguing about what the war on drugs is and start avidly working toward stopping the cartels and assisting our neighbor country? The cartels are terrorists the same as al-Qaida, and we need to be treating them as such. Editorial Board
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George Washington presides over the Constitutional Convention in this painting by Howard Chandler Christy. Courtesy photo: Wikimedia Commons
Compromise is still vital
By Michael.Belding iowastatedaily.com
US Constitution should serve as a guide to politics
he recent budgetary crisis of our federal government was resolved, temporarily, late last week. I am appalled that a shutdown of the government could have been both so acceptable to so many politicians, particularly those associated with the Tea Party, and so close to occurring. It truly baffles me why Tea Party figures — who claim to love their country so much — are apparently so willing to see their government end. They actively campaign, in fact, for an almost nonexistent U.S. government. This campaign is rooted in their belief that the Constitution commits the U.S. government an existence the size it was in 1790. But when we realize that the Constitution was formed as a series of compromises by realistic men, it becomes apparent that the Tea Party’s understanding of the Constitution as a binding policy vision is simply incorrect. In his investigation into the economic influences bearing upon the delegates at the Constitutional Convention, Charles A. Beard commented on their character. They were, he wrote, practical men concerned with results; they had identified divisions within propertied, enfranchised classes that required resolution. The delegates were practical men “with actual economic advantages at stake.” A study of The Federalist Papers, one of the most trusted commentaries — contemporary or otherwise — on the Constitution also demonstrates the compromising nature of the Constitution. John Jay, our first chief justice of the Supreme Court, identified the Constitution as a product of compromise in the second essay. The delegates, he wrote, made the Constitution “in cool, uninterrupted and daily consulta-
tion; without having been awed by power, or influenced by any passions except love for their country.” Writing in the same set of essays on the subject of taxation, Alexander Hamilton wrote that the U.S. should have taxation powers concurrent with those of the states because “there ought to be a capacity to provide for future contingencies as they may happen; and as these are illimitable in their nature, so it is impossible safely to limit that capacity.” The constitutions of civil governments should not, in other words, be made without regard to possible future needs. They should not be made to address only the immediate concerns of their makers. Madison wrote a few essays later that the delegates to the convention needed to balance “the requisite stability and energy in government with the inviolable attention due to liberty and to the republican form.” This balancing purpose was the “object of their appointment,” and success in that object was “the expectation of the public.” “The Convention,” Madison wrote, “must have been compelled to sacrifice theoretical propriety to the force of extraneous considerations.” One of his conclusions on the work of the Convention was that agreement was based on satisfaction and, additionally, “a deep conviction of the necessity of sacrificing private opinions and partial interests to the public good.” My senior year of high school, I worked as a page in the Iowa House of Representatives. That year, 2008, was the year that body made smoking in restaurants and bars illegal. The House passed its version, and the Senate passed its version, as well. There were differences on which neither side wanted to agree. But one part of the debate of the House, on whether to accept the Senate’s changes or insist on its original, more ideal version, has stayed with me. One of the Democrats, Rep. Philip Wise,
stood up and advocated support of the Senate’s compromise bill by Democrats who wanted to reject it because it did not go far enough. The bill passed. That was Wise’s last year at the Capitol. His suggestion reminds us that, while pieces of legislation may not bring us into an ideal condition, they can certainly help us get there. Not adopting such legislation, in fact, continues the current broken condition. The Constitution was one such instance of a compromise designed to move us toward a more ideal state of being. Madison wrote that “the choice must always be made, if not of the lesser evil, at least of the greater, not the perfect good.” “The purest of human blessings,” he said, “must have a portion of alloy in them.” It takes people, with their participation, to make any country work. Americans would exist without the U.S.; they would simply be under some other government. But the U.S. will cease to exist if Americans do not come out of their own little cupboards and open themselves to negotiation. The Tea Party may very well achieve its goal of making the U.S. government smaller. But if they do so, it will have to be through convincing people that such policy is best. Such a goal cannot be imposed upon the minds of Americans. People will always disagree. There is no one right answer. If they want to give Americans the same opinion on politics and the Constitution without coming out into the open and participating in an exchange of dialogue, they will have to impose their opinions “by destroying the liberty which is essential to [their] existence ... [or] by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions and the same interests.” Such was the observation, at least, of James Madison. It is to compromise to which the U.S. Constitution is indebted for its existence. We ought to entertain the idea of bringing it into our politics a little more often.
Keep focused in final weeks By Abby.Barefoot iowastatedaily.com
Finishing the year on a positive note will make the summer transition less stressful
pring Break seems like months ago and the countdown to summer is still 20 or so days away. The weather is getting too nice to be cooped up in a classroom learning about vectors or spending hours on a homework assignment that is due in three hours. You are itching to say goodbye Iowa State, hello summer! Still it seems like eternity before the school year is over. There are the group projects from hell, the 15-page research papers, book reports, more projects and presentations, not to mention any last-minute exams before the dreaded finals week. Mix it in with the beautiful weather we have lately, and it’s a surprise that anything is getting done. We are reaching the final stretch of the school year, and while it might seem like the perfect time to slack off, maybe skip a class or two to lie out on Central Campus and soak up some sunshine, I say to you, keep focused, and keep up with classwork. End the year as strong as you started it, or better, in some cases. While it might seem like a good idea to slack off, summer isn’t going anywhere — it will be there as soon as finals are over with. Why have your grade lowered because you slacked off a little bit? Waiting until
the last minute to get with the schoolwork only leaves you with more stress that will make you want to procrastinate more on the next assignment. If grades aren’t a good enough reason to stay in the classroom, think about how much less confusion you will have when you have to study for the final, if you actually go to class and ask questions. Why not compromise with summer and college life? Who says you can’t work hard and enjoy the weeks left before summer without having any fun? The same tips that teachers and faculty have shoved down our throats when we first got to college still hold true. Take breaks from those long projects and do something fun for a bit; just remember to actually come back and finish your project. This will save you from being burned out and help you stay focused on the task at hand. Don’t procrastinate. I repeat again for emphasis, do not procrastinate. Waiting until the last moment just gives you added stress, usually a lack of sleep and a less-than-stellar project than if you actually gave yourself enough time to do it. Plus, procrastinating may take away time from actually doing fun stuff rather than spending four hours on YouTube or
Facebook. Yes, they sound corny but they do help. It doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun in the last four weeks before school is over with — it just means prioritize and make sure school is still up there on your list. Give yourself room to enjoy the weather, go disc golfing, have a picnic, ride a bike or just be outdoors. Relax and don’t over-stress; summer is almost here. Do your homework outside if it isn’t too windy. That way you can get a sweet tan while learning about physics. Eat your lunch on Central Campus, rather than in the library or wherever it is you eat lunch. Try to persuade your teacher to have class outside — it rarely works, but it does make things sweeter when the teacher actually says yes. Also, it’s VEISHEA weekend — go out and have fun, wash away some of your school anxiety by going to the parade, eating a cherry pie or any of the other fun activities going on this year. It’s like a mini-Spring Break; go ahead and enjoy it. VEISHEA only comes around once a year; you might as well enjoy it. School is almost out, but keep with it for the next few weeks, and then you can finally be free to do whatever it is your summer includes.
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For-proďŹ t colleges abuse taxpayer dollars Would you send your child to this college? It charges at least $44,000 in tuition and fees, but spends just $700 per student on instruction annually. Nearly two-thirds of its students drop out without a degree, many of them deeply in debt. It employs 1,700 recruiters to bring in a steady stream of new students, but has just one job-placement counselor for its 78,000 students. And a big share of studentsâ€™ tuition goes to enrich top executives with the schoolâ€™s CEO receiving $20.5 million in compensation in 2009. No responsible parent would allow their child to enroll in such a dubious institution. But as taxpayers, we are spending $26 billion a year to send hundreds of thousands of, often unsuspecting, students to this school and others like it. Welcome to the world of for-proďŹ t higher education. The institution described above is Bridgepoint Education Inc., headquartered in San Diego, which operates two colleges: Ashford University and the University of the Rockies. Other major for-proďŹ t companies include the University of Phoenix, Strayer University and Kaplan University. For-proďŹ ts enroll only 10 percent of higher education students, but account for 25 percent of federal student loans and 47 percent of defaults.
Tom Harkin, Democratic senator from Iowa An ongoing investigation by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has exposed an industry stained by widespread fraudulent recruiting practices, overpriced programs and staggering dropout rates. Last August, the Government Accountability Office reported all 15 schools were using fraudulent or deceptive recruiting practices. In the latest in a series of hearings, my committee took an in-depth look at just one forproďŹ t institution, Bridgepoint, in order to better understand the business model and practices of the broader industry. We invited Bridgepointâ€™s CEO to join the committee at the hearing to testify on behalf of the company, but he declined. While he could have added valuable perspective, I believe the documents Bridgepoint submitted to the committee over the course of the investigation speak for themselves. In 2005, Bridgepoint purchased a small religious nonproďŹ t school in Clinton, Iowa. The struggling school of just 332 students was attractive to Wall Street investors because it was regionally accredited and had been approved
to offer distance learning programs. Between 2005 and 2010, Bridgepoint grew enrollment to nearly 78,000 students, with 99 percent taking classes exclusively online. ProďŹ ts at Bridgepoint â€” 66 percent owned by the private equity group Warburg Pincus â€” skyrocketed from $82 million in 2009 to $216 million in 2010. Unfortunately, this phenomenal growth has come at a steep cost to Bridgepointâ€™s students, who are disproportionately minorities from disadvantaged backgrounds. Committee analysis of data provided by Bridgepoint determined that in recent years 84 percent of its two-year students and 63 percent of four-year students dropped out. Hereâ€™s why the Bridgepoint story matters to the American taxpayer. This company receives a staggering $600 million a year in federal subsidies. In 2009, Bridgepoint received more than 86 percent of its revenues directly from the federal government. Bridgepoint is a private company, but it is almost entirely dependent upon public funds. The proďŹ ts from this enterprise go into private pockets, but the losses are borne by the public â€” by students, who often leave with a mountain of debt but no degree; and by taxpayers, whose investment is often squandered.
In 2010, Bridgepoint retained 30 percent of revenues as proďŹ t. The company spent another 30 percent on selling and recruiting. It currently employs 1,700 salespeople, and reportedly plans to add 500 more this year. In order to boost proďŹ ts, the company must constantly churn through tens of thousands of new students to replace those who drop out. Even with all these signs of trouble and after having seen internal numbers showing this alarming student withdrawal rate, Bridgepointâ€™s accreditor gave it a clean audit in 2009. What is the bottom line here? The for-proďŹ t higher education industry is rife with manipulative and misleading marketing campaigns, educational programs far more expensive than comparable public or nonproďŹ t programs, and shocking dropout rates. Yet the industry is reaping huge proďŹ ts, almost entirely from taxpayer dollars. I am determined to draft legislation to reform federal oversight of for-proďŹ t higher education. This effort deserves bipartisan support. I hope my Republican colleagues â€” who advocate for cutting federal spending and rooting out wasteful expenditures â€” will join me in ending abuse of $26 billion in taxpayer dollars ďŹ‚owing to for-proďŹ t colleges and ensuring their students get the education they deserve.
VEISHEA traditions Evangelist strives to renew peopleâ€™s faith abandoned, replaced with corporations As I was walking to Gilman Hall for a class today, I turned the corner by the library and noticed three Caterpillar and Case IH tractors down the road, parked neatly in the grass in front of Davidson Hall. Before I could ask myself why there were three tractors sitting on a beautiful patch of grass, I remembered that this is VEISHEA week. You know, the one week of the year in which Iowa State whores out its pristine â€” chain-link fence ďŹ lled â€” campus to agriculture implementers so that they can have a new, temporary showroom all over the landscape. Nothing says â€œlet us come together and honor the humble beginnings of Iowa State Universityâ€? like letting giant, multinational corporations invade our campus and set up forward operating bases of arrogant advertising and patronization. Most of us already know that Iowa State has completely abandoned its original intent, but to let this happen offends all sensibilities of
Jacob Witte, senior in political science
tradition and heritage. What was Iowa Stateâ€™s original intent, you may be asking. To put it simply, it was to educate students in both practical and liberal schools. A student could become an artisan in metalworking while at the same time being able to recite points of emphasis of Platoâ€™s Republic. And above all else, the emphasis of the land-grant college acts was to sustain local agriculture in response to the industrial revolution, which was viewed as a threat to localized agriculture. It is clear to see that, in the interest of economics above customs and conventional practice, Iowa State has, since its inception, shelled out its soul in the pursuit of making money. This cannot be more evidenced by, every VEISHEA, seeing giant businesses being advertised without mercy all across campus.
Tom Short is here once again. No doubt this article will be sandwiched between articles that denounce Tom as a hateful man. I would counter that Tom speaks out of love. Tom believes that every word in the Bible is true. That is why he has chosen to commit his life to speaking on campuses across the country. Tom believes that we were created by God to be in relationship with God. However, we have all made the decision to follow our own will instead of following God. That decision has separated us from God â€” we are no longer able to have the relationship we were created for. Not only that, but the penalty of our decision, a so called â€œindependence,â€? is death. Worse still, there is nothing we can do to restore that relationship or avoid the death we deserve. We are in pretty bad shape, but there is
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good news. God was not content to let us be apart from him or to let us die. So, he sent his son Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a life in relationship with God, always following Godâ€™s will. Jesus did not deserve death, but he died in our place. He paid our debt for us. His death was the payment we needed to be able to once again be in relationship with God. But, we must recognize our debt and inability to pay it and that Jesus is the only way for it to be paid. Unless we do this and choose to follow Godâ€™s will, we are doomed to â€œeverlasting destructionâ€? and to be â€œshut out from the presence of the Lord.â€? This is why Tom speaks. He wants you to have a restored relationship with your creator. Will you listen?
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Iowa State’s superior pitching, defense leads By Zach.Gourley iowastatedaily.com The ISU softball team beat in-state rival Drake in a 10-inning thriller Tuesday. The two hour, 33 minute marathon that ended with the Cyclones (18-17, 1-5 Big 12) getting a 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs (24-14) was dominated by pitching and defense. Cyclone pitcher Rachel Zabriskie pitched the entire game, giving up one run on just six hits while striking out eight Bulldog batters. In the ﬁrst inning, Cyclone second baseman Sara Davison drew a walk with one out. Later in the inning, Davison stole second base and was able to advance to third on a throwing error by the Bulldog’s catcher. ISU ﬁrst baseman Erica Miller then stepped to the plate and hit a single to right ﬁeld to bring Davison home for an RBI. Bulldog outﬁelder Sam West singled to start off the third inning for the ﬁrst base hit of the day for Drake. West then stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by Cyclone catcher Amandine Habben. Drake pitcher Jordan Gronewold then hit a sac ﬂy ball to right ﬁeld that brought West home to tie the score at 1-1. Both offenses were then held in check until Drake loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning, making some nervous moments for the Cyclones. Drake’s shortstop Lindsey Vande Wall singled to start the inning off, followed by Zabriskie walking two more Bulldog hitters to ﬁll the bases with two outs. Zabriskie got some help from her defense a few moments later as Bulldog inﬁelder Amy Pierce ﬂew out to right ﬁeld. The Cyclones squandered chances to get on the board in both the eighth and ninth innings when they put runners in scoring position, but failed to capitalize. Less than a week ago, the Cyclones faltered in a 10-inning game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Cyclones refused to go down that way again. With one out in the top of the 10th, ISU designated hitter Tori Torrescano doubled to right-center ﬁeld. Torrescano then advanced to third base when teammate Anna Cole grounded out. With two outs, freshman Katie Harms came to the plate for the Cyclones and hit a grounder to Vande Wall, who did not ﬁeld the ball cleanly. Harms reached ﬁrst safely on the error by Vande Wall as Torrescano came home for what would be the game-winning run. The Cyclones face Drake again at 4 p.m. Thursday in Ames at the Southwest Athletic Complex.
Lauren Kennewell’s modeling work has ranged from the American Girl dolls to Chex cereal. Courtesy photos: Lauren Kennewell
ISU player stands out not only on the ﬁeld but in front of the camera as well By Darrin.Cline iowastatedaily.com She’s a 6-foot hurler and a key part of the ISU softball rotation. Her career as a softball standout began in Flower Mound, Texas, where she was a state all star. As a senior she went 13-4 with a 1.51 ERA. She is Lauren Kennewell. However, when she wasn’t on the diamond, the ace was using her beauty and talents in the world of modeling. The statuesque Kennewell began her work in front of the camera when she was a precocious 5-year-old. Growing up in Minneapolis, Kennewell admits to using her Midwest charisma and natural energy to get her career going. “I was always a really loud and outgoing little girl, and when I was 5 my mom thought it would be a good idea to get me involved with modeling,” Kennewell said. After sending a few headshots to a local ad agency, the calls came in almost instantly. “The next day I got a call from Daytons [now Marshall Fields] to do an Easter ad for them and it just kind of exploded from there,” Kennewell said. Kennewell’s workload continued to blossom. She did ads for Target, Daytons, Banquet Foods, Tommy Hilﬁger and
I didn’t even know what money was. As long as I had my Barbie doll and my softball glove I was happy.” American Girl. The American Girl dolls are a classic childhood toy and Kennewell had the honor of modeling for their “Look-A-Like” doll collection. “I believe I was 10 years old and I went directly from a tournament to the audition and I ended up getting the job because I showed up with dirty, scuffed knees and my softball uniform on,” Kennewell said. “They said ‘this is the American Girl.’” Of all her jobs, perhaps Kennewell’s most high proﬁle modeling job came via the breakfast table. For four years, Kennewell was featured on the Chex cereal box. “It came out every year around Christmas and it was one of my favorite ads I did,” Kennewell said. “They liked it so much and it was so successful that [they] just used it for years.” Modeling is highly fruitful endeavor and was generous to young Kennewell’s piggy bank.
Since she was not even a teenager, her parents were responsible for the money. Kennewell said most of the money was put toward savings, except for a small occasional treat. “It was never about the money, it was just about the fun,” Kennewell said. “I didn’t even know what money was. As long as I had my Barbie doll and my softball glove I was happy.” As she grew, the spunky child actor began to ﬁnd other interests. One of these activities that grew to dominate her life was softball. Kennewell said as much as she enjoyed the perks and excitement of the modeling industry, softball always came ﬁrst. “There was a lot of times I had to turn down jobs because of softball,” Kennewell said. “Softball always came ﬁrst because I didn’t want to let down everyone on the team.” When she was 13 years old, Lauren and the rest of the Kennewell family moved to Texas after her father took a new job. By that point, most of her time was spent on the diamond and the modeling jobs had taken a backseat. Despite leaving the industry, Kennewell’s desire for it is not gone. “If the opportunity arose I would consider getting back into it,” Kennewell said. “It was never hard. It was just fun.”
Bolte excited for new challenges with Dream Graduating senior focuses on making WNBA roster By David.Merrill iowastatedaily.com The current population of Ida Grove is listed at slightly more than 2,000 people according to information from July 2009. Conversely Atlanta had a recorded population of more than 420,000, according to the 2010 census. As of Monday night, Kelsey Bolte will have to prepare to go from one population extreme to the other. While Bolte still has to make the roster, she was thrilled when, after an hour and a half wait, she was selected 32nd overall to the WNBA’s 2010 runner-up Atlanta Dream. Bolte said she had a feeling that she would be a late third-round pick, but as the names were called during the third round, she started to have some doubts about her
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chances. “When I saw my name scroll along the bottom and heard her announce it, it was great,” Bolte said. “I’m so excited to have the opportunity and it was kind of a relief when I saw it because there was so much pressure.” She will soon be going through the experience of once again being the rookie on the team and having to earn her way on the roster, much like her freshman year at Iowa State. This time, she is an even smaller ﬁsh in much bigger pond. Upon graduation, Bolte will leave for training camp early in the second week of May. She hasn’t met any of her teammates yet, However she is looking forward to getting comfortable with the different team atmosphere when she leaves for training camp. However, she said she did receive a phone call from Dream coach Marynell Meadors on Tuesday. “It was great to ﬁnally be able to talk to her and get to know her,”
Bolte said. “I had never talked to her before, so her calling me made it that much more real and exciting.” Since ﬁnishing her ISU career, Bolte has been focusing on getting ready for training camp by continuing her strength, conditioning and shooting workouts at the Cyclones’ Sukup basketball practice facility. She also recently ﬁnished second in the women’s NCAA 3-point contest in Houston. Bolte has received some advice from WNBA player and former Cyclone Alison Lacey. Lacey came back to Ames to workout in the off-season and told Bolte about the short season and hectic travel schedule. “It’s a lot of traveling and a lot of living out of a suitcase,” Bolte said. Bolte hopes to play beyond college no matter what, saying she is keeping her options open, also considering playing overseas if the Atlanta Dream doesn’t work out.
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Team remains physical Coaching staff shifts lineup, assesses injuries By Jake.Calhoun iowastatedaily.com If ISU coach Paul Rhoads could describe his teamâ€™s spring season so far, it would be â€œphysical.â€? â€œWeâ€™ve gotten after it this spring,â€? Rhoads said, entering his third season at the helm of ISU football. â€œWeâ€™ve gotten 11 practices in, and besides the two that were helmets-only, our guys have been very physical and gotten after it.â€? Rhoads addressed the media Tuesday in preparation for his teamâ€™s spring game, which will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium. The physical nature of spring practice has led to some injuries on the team, most notably quarterback Jerome Tiller, who injured his elbow a little more than a week ago and has been held to limited repetitions in practice. Even though Tiller will play in the spring game, Rhoads said Tillerâ€™s injury has skewed the coachesâ€™ ability to equally review each of the capabilities of the four players in contention for the starting spot at quarterback. â€œIt hasnâ€™t given us an accurate assessment of guys playing at their full potential,â€? Rhoads said. â€œI donâ€™t think itâ€™s right to make a decision this early. I donâ€™t need to, Iâ€™ve got plenty of time.â€? Returning from an injury is receiver Josh Lenz, who saw limited time in practice due to an ankle ailment.
Coach Paul Rhoads jogs onto the ďŹ eld with the ISU football team Nov. 6, 2010. File photo: Tim Reuter/Iowa State Daily
â€œIâ€™m slowly but surely getting back into it,â€? Lenz said. â€œThis week Iâ€™ll be doing everything, so Iâ€™m just glad to be back in spring ball.â€? Defensive end Jacob Lattimer returned to the depth chart at the No. 1 spot on the left side, despite still being in legal trouble after being arrested for assault and interference with official acts in early March. A change at right end has also occurred with Roosevelt Maggitt leapfrogging two-year starter Patrick Neal for the starting spot. â€œAs we went through the second half of last fall, [Maggitt] just kept turning it up as our most productive defensive end, albeit with a limited number of snaps,â€? Rhoads said. â€œHeâ€™d play 15-to-25 snaps a game and end up with the most production points, and then the game that he had to a little bit more, those numbers decreased.â€? Rhoads continued on to say Neal is also playing better than
years past, noticing improvement in his technique and counter moves. Even though Neal has temporarily lost his starting spot, changes in the depth chart during spring are anything but set in stone. â€œNo depth chart spot is locked in,â€? said safety Jacques Washington. â€œItâ€™s a continuous improvement. You can get your spot taken any day.â€? Jake McDonough garnered the starting spot at defensive tackle over Cleyon Laing after being touted as one of the most improved players this spring. â€œJakeâ€™s footwork and his ability to take on those blocks
and hold the point have been outstanding,â€? Rhoads said. McDonough was named the starter at defensive tackle last spring before having his spot taken by Bailey Johnson, who returned from an injury. The Urbandale native still saw action in all 12 games. â€œWeâ€™re competing pretty hard every day,â€? McDonough said. â€œAnd itâ€™s fun to see people improve every day.â€? Freshmen Jevohn Miller who left high school a semester early has climbed his way to the No. 2 spot at weak-side linebacker. â€œItâ€™s so fun to have a player of his energy and personality,â€? Rhoads said of Miller. â€œHe brings it every day, he comes in and apologizes every day for his mistakes and heâ€™s like a sponge, he wants to learn it all, heâ€™s been very productive. â€œYou can have all the heights and weights and speed you want, but youâ€™ve got to be a football player if youâ€™re going to get on the ďŹ eld and he is a football player.â€?
Cy-Hawk series rivalry renamed By Chris.Cuellar iowastatedaily.com Despite conference realignments and schedule changes, the popular in-state â€œCy-Hawkâ€? competition between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the ISU Cyclones is set to continue with annual athletics battles. Itâ€™s just getting a new name. â€œIowa and Iowa State have premier athletic departments and have one of the nations greatest in-state rivalries,â€? said Iowa Corn CEO Craig Floss. â€œI am pleased to announce that Iowa Corn will expand its partnership with the Iowa and Iowa State athletic departments to include the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series.â€? Just moments before ISU football coach Paul Rhoads took the stage at Tuesdayâ€™s news conference, ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard and Floss spoke about the beneďŹ ts of the eventâ€™s sponsorship by Iowaâ€™s chief crop export promotion. â€œItâ€™s always great to have great partners and great sponsorships but itâ€™s always more special when you can do one that I think represents the state of Iowa about as good as we can,â€? Pollard said.
Formerly the Hy-Vee CyHawk Series, Iowa Corn takes over the title sponsorship for the intrastate competition in partnership with the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. The Des Moines-based grocery store chain ďŹ nished up its partnership leading the series, and with the unveiling of a logo by six Iowa Corn board members, the transition was made in Ames for the fall. â€œWhen something works well, we believe it makes sense to step it up a notch and weâ€™re ready to take that next step, which is to go ahead with all the other head-to-head matchups between Iowa and Iowa State, incorporating more media and a lot more information out to our fans,â€? Floss said. Iowa Corn has been promoting Cy-Hawk events for the past two years, with giveaways, advertisements and prizes for fans. It plans on continuing the multi-media, multi-sport promotion while still counting points towards the series championships. The ďŹ rst Iowa Corn CyHawk event is the Iowa-Iowa State football game, scheduled for Sept. 10 at Jack Trice Stadium.
Team struggles with tough competition Cyclones bested by No. 9 Baylor, Texas Tech By Clint.Cole iowastatedaily.com The ISU tennis team traveled to the state of Texas last weekend for a match against Texas Tech on Friday in Lubbock, and against No. 9 Baylor on Sunday in Waco. The Cyclones lost both matches decisively. â€œAgainst Texas Tech we didnâ€™t compete as well as we could,â€? said coach Armando Espinosa. â€œWe still felt like we couldâ€™ve done better.â€? The Cyclones lost the meet by a ďŹ nal score of 6-1. The Cyclones lost all three doubles matches and surrendered the point to the Red Raiders. Juniors Maria Macedo and Tessa Lang lost 8-1 to Samantha Adams and Kelsy Garland at the No. 1 spot. Senior Erin Karonis and sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo suffered an 8-1 loss to Caroline Starck and Nikki Sanders at the No. 2 spot, and sophomore Jenna Langhorst and senior Liza Wischer lost to Elizabeth Ullathorne and Haley Fournier by a score of 8-4 at the No. 3 spot. The day didnâ€™t get any better when they moved into the singles matches. Junior Maria Macedo was the Cyclonesâ€™ victory against the Red Raiders. She defeated Samantha Adams at the No. 2 spot in two straight sets 6-4 and 6-3. Sunday was just as unbearable as Friday, as the Cyclones lost to the No. 9 Bears 7-0. Despite the loss, Espinosa said that his team competed better than they did against Texas Tech. â€œPlaying against the No. 9 team in the country, realistically we didnâ€™t have a lot of shots at it, Espinosa said. â€œSo we took our chances and hit those shots and some of them went in and some of them didnâ€™t.â€?
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VEISHEA Survival Guide BYANGELA CHRISTIANSON ISD STYLE WRITER Barbecue buttons on sale, cardinal and gold tents going up and the scent of cherry pie coming out of MacKay Hall can only mean one thing: It’s VEISHEA week. But are you ready? There are a few things to help you survive the epic VEISHEA celebration.
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Standing at the parade all morning, strolling through Central Campus in the afternoon and hitting up block parties at night might leave your feet hurting by the time you make your way to the pancake feed at 2 a.m. Gap’s City Flat will be a comfortable retreat for your feet. The $40 ﬂats come with a small bag that they roll up to ﬁt into, so they’re easy to take along.
EVENTS VEISHEA: Campus barbecue When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday to Friday Where: Central Campus Free with a VEISHEA button ($5) VEISHEA: Cyclone Idol featuring Coolio When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union VEISHEA: Battle of the Bands When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union Two bands will be chosen to perform on the big stage.
VEISHEA is ﬁlled with savory fried foods, spring weather and great parties, but in case you don’t want to smell like all those things mixed together. So throw one of Bath and Body Works’ $5 mini body sprays into your bag. They are the perfect size for on-the-go, and they come in nearly every scent the store carries, so you’re sure to ﬁnd one you like.
After watching the parade and perusing VEISHEA Village all day, Clean and Clear’s Oil Absorbing Sheets are an easy way to freshen up your face on the go.
VEISHEA: Hypnotist Brian Imbus When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union VEISHEA: Outdoor Movie When: 9 p.m. Thursday Where: Central Campus “The Green Hornet” will be shown.
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VEISHEA: Opening Ceremony When: Noon Friday Where: Central Campus Sarah Brown Wessling will present a lecture.
Concert-goers won’t be allowed to bring bags past the gate, so you’ll need something small for the evenings. Vera Bradley’s Carry All Wristlet is a great alternative to a big tote bag. Its small enough to ﬁt in your hand, but has plenty of room to hold your phone, ID and cash. It comes in about a dozen different prints. At $38, it’s a must have for VEISHEA weekend. It’s also perfect for study abroad, summer travels and everyday activities.
VEISHEA: Carnival When: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday Where: Molecular Biology Parking Lot VEISHEA: Live @ VEISHEA Concert When: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday Where: Molecular Biology Parking Lot Cost: $7 to $10 Performers include Big Boi, Cloud Cult, Love & Theft, Jon McLaughlin, Cedar Avenue, and Volholla. VEISHEA: Parade When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Where: Campus Parade Route The route begins near the Armory, winds through campus, and ends at the East Parking Deck.
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Cyclone Spirit BY AMBER SMITH ISD STYLE WRITER Prepare for the downpours of April by slipping into some rain boots designed by Cuce Shoes, a company that sells boots with college logo inspiration — our beloved Cy being one of them. Aside from showing everyone your Cyclone school spirit, the boots are just downright adorable and a creative way to show your Cyclone spirit during tailgates and VEISHEA week.
Cuce Shoes carries four distinct styles: the devotee, the admirer, the enthusiast and the supporter. The supporter, $145, and devotee, $135, are similar to the furry Ugg styles while the enthusiast and admirer, both $89, come in rain boot styles. We suggest pairing the boots with plain jeans and a white tee. They’re sure to be a conversation starter. Cuce Shoes is planning to expand their business to more than just college football. Kathleen Cuce, co-owner, said customers can expect to see all 32 NFL franchises available by August 2011. Not to fear Cyclone fans, Cuce Shoes still intends to provide Iowa State with fashionable footwear to show off our school pride.
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1 Bedroom Apts One bedroom basement apartment near campus. No pets, no smoking. $385/month. Utilities furnished. Available in May. (515) 232-8650.
2 Bedroom Apts 2 BR August 1. Walk to ISU. Free high speed internet. Off-street parking. Spacious $550. 291-8396 2br close to CY-Ride.Free cable.515-296-1107.
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