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students enrolled at Iowa State University ISU student population surpasses that of all other Iowa universities By Charles.O’Brien and Danielle.Ferguson @iowastatedaily.com The enrollment record has officially been broken at Iowa State, with the new bar being set at 33,241; an increase of 2,201 students more than the record set during fall 2012 at 31,040. Iowa State, in its seventh consecutive year of growth, is now the biggest
university in the state of Iowa; this is the first time since 1979 that ISU has surpassed the University of Iowa in enrollment. “It’s clearly a high priority choice for students,” said President Steven Leath at the Iowa Board of Regents meeting on Sept. 11. “We provide a great value: We’re the lowest-cost institution of our 11 peers. We give students a great return on their investment.” Job placement for ISU graduates is another attractive aspect for prospective students. “The placement rate is unbelievable, especially with the economy lately,” Leath said. “The reason that 94
percent [of graduates] is so high is because students get so much experience in learning despite large numbers on campus.” Leath also made comments during his presentation to the Board of Regents about how, if Iowa State’s campus were a city, it would be the 15th largest in the state of Iowa. In almost every category of the enrollment breakdown, Iowa State has grown. Incoming freshmen increased by 723 and broke the record set last fall at 5,366 freshmen. More than 65 percent of ISU undergraduates, 18,009,
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Record international enrollment for ISU International students take advantage of opportunities By Bailey.McGrath @iowastatedaily.com Richard Martinez/Iowa State Daily
Ed Adcock, agricultural communications specialist, shows off a horseshoe and inkwell, both dating back to the early 1920s. The artifacts were discovered by workers during renovations to Curtiss Hall.
Artifacts unearthed around Curtiss Hall By Caitlin.Deaver @iowastatedaily.com Three historical artifacts, a glass inkwell, a rusty horseshoe and a century-old beer bottle, were found on the Curtiss Hall property during its Phase One renovations. The building and construction of Curtiss Hall, originally named Agricultural Hall, began in 1906, and took three years to complete. Curtiss Hall first opened its doors in 1912 after sitting vacant for a further three years. “[The three artifacts] reflect the history of the very start of the building,” said Brian Meyer, agriculture communications director. “They also show the working conditions during that era, which is kind of hard to picture nowadays.”
As of now, no one knows the exact histories of the artifacts. Their stories are based on speculations correlated with the way of life from their given time periods. Ed Adcock, agriculture communications specialist, currently has the inkwell and horseshoe. Kerry Dixon, of Facilities Planning and Management, currently has the beer bottle. “I love finding these old things,” Dixon said. “It’s nice to see that students, builders and faculty [members] stashed stuff away, and we found it. It connects us to the history of the school.” The three objects were the only whole pieces found during renovations. They were not cleaned to minimize the risks of
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Iowa State has hit a record international student enrollment with 3,797 international students, a 287 increase from fall 2012. Unlike domestic students, international students are not attracted to Iowa State because they enjoyed their campus visit or are a Cyclone fan, said Timothy Tesar, enrollment services adviser in the Office of Admissions. International students base their decision on academic programs and perceived academic quality often based on college rankings. Some of them hear about Iowa State through friends or family as well, Tesar said. A Ra Lee, sophomore in pre-business from South Korea, said she came to Iowa State because of its high ranking. Deepanshi Jain, graduate assistant in civil construction from India, said she came to Iowa State “because of my goals and
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Not only has Iowa State’s enrollment broke records in the last two years, there are also record numbers of international students coming to study and learn more about the culture.
the construction management faculty here.” The first time most international students visit Iowa State is when they are moving into their dorm room. “Can you imagine what [it] would be like going somewhere on the other side of the planet that you’ve never been before that you just picked based on what you’ve read on the Internet?” said Phil Caffrey, associate director
of Admissions. “It’s very, very different.” Although they have universities in their home countries, these students choose Iowa State for a variety of reasons. The United States is the only country Tesar is aware of that does not have a national exam students must pass to be accepted into college. In China, only about 8 to
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Aug. 29 An individual reported an unleashed dog on the course at the ISU Cross Country Course. The owner of the animal was located and warned (reported at 6:58 a.m.). An individual reported the theft of a bike at the Memorial Union (reported at 12:14 p.m.). Ryan McGuire, 19, 3539 Wilson Hall, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at Union Drive and Welch Road (reported at 10:43 p.m.).
Aug. 30 Azzam Alnasser, 21, 4211 Lincoln Swing, Apt 23, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated at Lincoln Way and State Avenue. (reported at 12:49 a.m.). Kyleigh Nichols, 23, 244 Village Drive, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jennifer Mitts, 23, 245 Sinclair Ave., Apt 311, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at Arbor Street and Hyland Avenue (reported at 1:09 a.m.). Tyler Gallagher, 24, 216 S. Franklin Ave., was arrested and charged with public intoxication at the 100 block of Hayward Avenue (reported at 1:46 a.m.). An individual reported being
assaulted by two men at Hayward Avenue and Storm Street (reported at 1:58 a.m.). Damen Marschel, 21, of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated, interference with official acts and eluding at the 2500 block of University Boulevard (reported at 2:24 a.m.). Lucas Mulkey, 21, 150 Campus Ave., Apt 7, and Shelby Hellmer, 21, of Urbandale, were arrested and charged with public intoxication at the 100 block of Welch Avenue (reported at 2:37 a.m.). Bladimir Molina, 26, of Kennewick, Wash., was arrested and charged with public intoxication at the 100 block of Welch Avenue (reported at 3:11 a.m.). Vehicles owned and/or driven by Edward Morton and Carl Haltom were involved in a property damage collision at the 500 block of Main Street (reported at 2:01 p.m.). An individual reported an unauthorized purchase was made on a credit card at the Armory (reported at 2:27 p.m.). An individual reported the theft of merchandise from a store at the Memorial Union (reported at 2:44 p.m.).
Correction In Tuesday’s paper the story “Renewable energy center at Iowa State” a source incorrectly stated that Sarah Rajala and Warren Madden spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony. They did not. The Daily regrets the errors.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences had its annual convocation to honor and welcome professors. The event, which was in the Memorial Union on Wednesday night, opened when Beate Schmittmann, dean of the college, gave the state of the college address. Schmittmann started off by acknowledging the record-breaking number of enrollment this year, and attendees learned more than 2,000 more students enrolled at Iowa State than Iowa this year. Shmittmann also stated LAS is not growing nearly as fast as the university. The college has seen a 1.4 percent decrease in the number of graduate students in the college and only a 12.5 percent increase to the number of undergraduate students enrolled in the college. The college makes up 23 to 24 percent of Iowa State’s entire population. Schmittmann hopes to increase
these numbers and focus on growing the college. Shmittmann said that although there is an unexpectedly large number of retirements and people leaving the faculty this year, 17 new hires have been made within the college to fill those positions. “This is a terrific college. Let’s be aggressive, let’s be ambitious,” Schmittann said. The address was immediately followed by the introduction of the new LAS staff, academic chairpersons and new faculty presented by Amy Slagell and Martin Spalding, associate deans in the college. After the new staff had been recognized and welcomed, several awards for faculty members in the college were presented. “We do have great people working in the college and we really want to make sure that, you know, we express our appreciation and our thanks and give them a moment of publicity and visibility for the things they do everyday,” Shmittann said. Schmittmann hopes to improve
Board of Regents focuses on maintaining tuition freeze, keeping education affordable By Danielle.Ferguson @iowastatedaily.com Talks for higher education affordability and tuition freezes continues. At the Board of Regents’ September meeting, Board President Bruce Rastetter discussed affordability and strategic planning goals. Due to state support from Gov. Terry Branstad and the legislature last year, the board was able to freeze tuition for undergraduate resident students for the current academic year and now works on a tuition freeze for the next academic year. “Affordability is a critical topic and a shared responsibility,” Rastetter said. “The board’s responsibility is to keep tuition at a reasonable level.” Rastetter said the board will hold a meeting with the Legislative Fiscal Committee to discuss the ongoing partnership of student affordability. “We stress the importance of continuing to address affordabil-
ity as a joint responsibility [with the] relationship between the Board of Regents, the legislature and institutions,” Rastetter said. At the Thursday meeting in the Maucker Union in Cedar Falls, the board will present a 4 percent increase in the fiscal year 2015 appropriations request. This proposed funding increase would allow the regents to freeze undergraduate resident tuition for the second year in a row, the first time since 1975. The increased request of 4 percent compared to last year’s 2.6 percent will be talked about at the meeting. “In addition to the normal inflation increase, we also propose that part of that 4 percent will go to ontime graduation and funding for the universities to insure that we continue to address the issue of student debt and affordability in addition to access and affordability,” Rastetter said.
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research this year and make the college’s newest accomplishments more visible. “We want to highlight the great people we already have and we want to continue to attract top people to the college and make sure they can be successful here,” Schmittmann said. Slagell, the interim associate dean for the college of LAS, explained she is fascinated with the diverse perspectives and contributions everyone in the college has to offer. “When we come together for this event we get reminded again about that diversity because you can spend time in your department and not think about it,” Slagell said. Slagell said even though this year’s growth numbers may not be ideal for the college, she believes the future looks positive. From the college of LAS, 12 members will receive university awards and will be recognized for their achievements at the university faculty and staff ceremony on Oct. 2.
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Sheila Koppin gave an update on the Transparency Task Force, stating the first public hearing had one speaker, Joelle Brown, from the University of Iowa, who thanked to the board for the tuition freeze. Koppin said scheduling for the public hearings prior to the October board meeting will begin soon. “This will allow us to schedule the public hearings a year in advance for the benefits of the institutions and the general public,” Koppin said. The October public hearings are tentatively scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18, Koppin said. ISU President Steven Leath addressed the board with an official enrollment number of 33,241 and shared Iowa State’s 2012 job placement rate of 94.2 percent, with students being placed in jobs within six months after graduation. The next regent meeting is scheduled for Oct. 23 and 24 at the University of Iowa.
>>CURTISS p1 damaging the items and to preserve historical value. The inkwell was found in an old machinery space that had not been touched since Curtiss Hall was built. It is estimated to date between 1908 to 1910, or before. In the early 20th century, quill-and-ink pens were the main tool for writing. The inkwell might have been used to mark up documents and blueprints pertaining to the construction of Curtiss Hall. The inkwell is simple, not exhibiting any ornateness. As inkwells became more obsolete with the invention of fountain pens and pencils, inkwells were used more for decorative purposes than functionality. The horseshoe, which still had some of its nails intact, was found to the north of the Harl Commons’ entryway. Construction crew members found the horseshoe when they removed the old driveway that ran into Ross Hall’s loading dock. It is estimated to be about 90 years old, dating to before the mid-1920s. Because it still has nails intact, the horseshoe appears to have been thrown from a horse, rather than the result of a re-shoeing from a farrier. Dixon speculates the horseshoe came from a service horse coming from the farms to Curtiss Hall. While in school, students were required to work in the farms, utilizing service
horses on a daily basis. The beer bottle, which has its original cork stuck inside, was found when contractor took out the floor under one of the staircases during renovations. Based on the shape and markings on the bottom of the bottle, the manufacturer was tracked down. With that information, it was concluded that the bottle was produced sometime between 1890 and 1910, lining up with the beginning construction of Curtiss Hall. It is speculated the bottle was left behind by one of the first builders when he went to have lunch after a long day. “The masons would have brought a bottle of beer in their lunch bucket and had it during their noon meal,” Dixon said. “Back then, that meal would have to be very sturdy. It was no big deal to consume beer on a construction site.” As of now, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences plans to display the three artifacts within Curtiss Hall. Eventually, the artifacts will be turned into the Parks Library archives. After that, the archivists may choose to test the artifacts or call in professionals for more accurate ages. “We may not know all the exact details about the artifacts, but they are fun and interesting things to look at,” Meyer said. “You never know what will turn up when you start digging around.”
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Report: Microbes help promote higher yields By Zoe.Woods @iowastatedaily.com In December 2012, Gwyn Beattie, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, along with 26 other participants from colleges around the nation convened to report how plant microbes could produce more yields for the agricultural community. The question posed, Beattie said, was: To what extent can microbes help agricultural productivity? Beattie said that the report’s main message described that microbes actually do a lot for the plants. “We know there is bacteria and fungi that are associated with plants that provide nutrients,” Beattie said. The aspect of plant microbes helping agriculture has not been fully appreciated yet, Beattie said. “For example, when you’re developing new corn lines you develop them in a field where you provide them high levels of fertilizer,” Beattie said. “That high level of fertilizer prevents the microbial benefit that the microbes might be providing if the fertilizer wasn’t there.” When plants are given the right opportunity under breeding conditions, it is possible to get the microbes to work for the plant, Beattie said. Specifically, the research
Beattie is working with consists of resolving the significant losses of phosphorous in fertilizers. “There are fungi in 80 percent of plants, and they effect the roots,” Beattie said. “They establish a symbiosis with the root system and extend into the root system, so they become essentially part of the roots, and they funnel phosphorous into the plant.” Beattie said she is trying enhance the use of the fungi as opposed to mining phosphorous and applying it in fertilizers. “We are at the early stages, and I think there will be many breakthroughs,” Beattie said. Jeffrey Williams, junior in microbiology, is helping Beattie with her research on looking at plants that are selecting a community that helps them tolerate drought. “We expected to see an improvement on plant fitness,” Williams said about the results of his research. “We wanted them to get bigger, we wanted the stems to get thicker, we wanted the leaves to be more vibrant, which is exciting because it is what we saw.” Beattie and Williams are trying to characterize communities that help plants tolerate drought and do it in an unbiased way. Beattie is not the only professor at Iowa State doing research on how to use microbes to benefit agriculture. Larry Halverson, associate
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Through research done at the university, microbes may be able to help produce higher yields for farmers. Professor Gwyn Beattie is trying to discover how to make plants tolerate drought, by focusing on the roots of the plants.
professor of plant pathology and microbiology, is doing his own research on how to optimize nitrogen efficient cropping systems. He said there are various ways of doing that. “One can be through different cropping systems, types of fertilizing corn, soybean rota-
>>INTERNATIONAL p1 15 percent of students get in to college based on the test results, leaving a large amount of students who are not able to go to a Chinese university. “[In] other countries, there are good universities ... but they just perceive that the United States is better, or they are just looking for a different experience,” Tesar said. International students also come to the U.S. to gain a better “grounding” on the English language. In their eyes, it puts them ahead in the job market, said James Dorsett, director of International Students and Scholars Office. “Because of language, I think it is hard to [meet] Americans,” said Junyeong Jeong, a nondegree student from South Korea. Unlike some other U.S. universities, Iowa State does not charge a separate fee for international students. They pay nonresidential tuition, $9,600 per semester, Tesar said. Mohit Sharma, graduate student in business ad-
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Yuru Wang, freshman in pre-business, helps Kristina Dunker senior in economics, with her Chinese 498 class by explaining some concepts on the traditional Chinese wedding process.
ministration, came to Iowa State from India because his sister was here, but he said his main reason was that Iowa State’s fees fit into his budget. Last year, Iowa State ranked No. 1 in the International Student Barometer for overall satisfaction for international students, Caffrey said. “The International Student Barometer is a large scale survey that is put out by a company from the U.K. called i-graduate,” Caffrey said. “It covers all different parts of the stu-
dent experience.” Caffrey explained that the results help determine how international students are doing at Iowa State academically and culturally. Students usually have positive things to say about their experience here. “In general what you hear them saying is that it’s friendly, it’s easy to get around, people are nice and they developed good friendships here,” Caffrey said. About 11 percent of ISU students are international students.
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are from the state of Iowa, the largest amount of Iowans at any of the three state universities. To ease the university’s growth, Iowa State has added additional housing at Frederiksen Court, leased apartment space from Legacy Tower and Maricopa, and added more online and blended courses, a new lecture hall, food trucks on campus, new CyRide buses and more faculty members. “In the planning process you have to look at everything,” said Tom Hill, senior vice president of Student Affairs. “It’s a lot of things and different pieces, and you need to pay attention to everything at once.” Spencer Hughes, president of the Government of the Student Body, complimented the university administration and the Department of Residence for adjusting to the increased enrollment that Iowa State saw this fall. Hughes also said the university is preparing now for the possibility of continued growth next year,
more nitrogen, it would be able to reduce the amount of fertilizer needed. It is possible that with the right type of research, yields could increase by 20 percent while reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides by 20 percent in 20 years.
and that if enrollment continues to grow something will need to change to ease the growing pains. “These numbers show that Iowa State is the university for the state of Iowa,” Hughes said. “At this point, it is an exciting thing to know that so many people want to be part of the Cyclone family.” Hughes’ main concern he has heard from students is if the university continues to grow next year at the same pace, whether or not certain programs like ISU Dining and the DOR could handle it all. Hughes believes this is not an issue he sees happening. Hill said ISU students should be excited and proud about the growth and that for him, the beginning of the fall 2013 semester has been the best start to the school year for him during his 17 years at Iowa State. “We should be proud in the fact that we are educating the most Iowans,” Hill said. “This enrollment says to 33,241 students that Iowa State is a good value and that they can achieve their educational goals at Iowa State; it’s a great place to be.”
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Don’t miss out on open invites to make change The world we live in can be frustrating at times. There are innumerable people and events that have a direct impression on all of our lives in ways that we cannot change, no matter how hard we try. It would seem to follow, then, that when an opportunity presents itself for individuals to shape the factors that affect them, they would jump at the chance. Unfortunately, the millennial generation has made it abundantly clear they want nothing to do with such interaction. Right here in our very own state, with respect to our very own university, the college students of Iowa — and any other interested parties — were given a chance to have their voices heard by the Board of Regents, which appropriates funding for state schools. The board, in a push to provide more transparency, has started to implement public hearings, where community members can give feedback and suggestions. The first of these hearings, which took place in Urbandale on Friday, Sept. 6, drew a crowd of about the size expected of our generation — a single student. Joelle Brown, president of the Hawkeye Caucus from the University of Iowa, was the only attendee to the recorded meeting that is to be viewed by Board of Regents members. She went to the meeting to express thanks on behalf of the U of I students for the recent tuition freeze the board implemented. Brown’s action makes the rest of us ask ourselves: Where were we, the students of Iowa State? Some of us had class; some of us had work. But every single one of us apparently had something better to do. This is a telling example of just how little action truly comes out of the unending stream of disapproving Facebook posts, tweets and other public notifications that are the hallmark of today’s young adults. In the age of instant social media, anyone can tell everyone what they think should be done about the various problems that inevitably arise in the world. However, that communication, which has the potential to change the world, is devoid of meaning if nothing is ever done. Luckily there is no expiration date on becoming involved. We are constantly surrounded by new issues, new discussions and new ways to make ourselves heard. Regarding the Board of Regents, more public hearings will occur this October, at least one of which will be located here in Ames. It would be more than a little impractical to have more than 30,000 students show up to a single meeting, but every student at Iowa State is represented by a number of individuals, from their advisers and college deans to their Government of Student Body senators and student organization leaders. Speaking to those representatives and letting them know what issues and ideas they should bring before the Board of Regents is a simple way to begin the process of getting involved in our world. If we as a generation wish to be taken seriously by the people who are sculpting the world around us, we need to start by taking ourselves seriously. We all have a voice, and we can all have informed opinions. More than that, we all have an open invitation to join a discussion with those whom we should be more than eager to speak with.
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ISU football fans cheer for the players during the game against Tulsa last year on at Jack Trice Stadium. Columnist Phil Brown says whether a Cyclone fan or a Hawkeye fan, we all must give each other mutual respect as Iowans and fans of athletic competitions.
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*** Iowa. This is the message thousands of Iowa State fans will be sending Saturday, succinctly saying just how they feel about the Iowa Hawkeyes. Not only does that message reflect horrendously on Iowa State as an institution, it completely misses the point of athletic competition. To preempt any arguments along the lines of “they did it first” or “but they’re doing it, too,” it does not matter what “they” do. As the old adage goes, two wrongs don’t make a right. Even if some Iowa fans are disrespectful toward Iowa State, that doesn’t mean any of us here in Ames need to stoop to the level of that subgroup of Hawkeyes. Now back to how the statements and shirts of fans reflect their institution. When I worked for the university, our uniform included a polo with the words “Iowa State University” on it. It was drilled into our heads that whenever we were wearing anything with Iowa State on it, people who didn’t live and work here would view us as representatives of the university. This is a fair view to have. After all, when you wear an ISU shirt, or are cheering at an ISU game, you are advertising to everyone that you want to be associated with the Cyclones. That association is a two-way street. If you want the “benefit” of being a Cyclone, you have to understand that any action you take is the action of a Cyclone. If enough fans act a certain way, widely held and persistent beliefs can pop up regarding certain universities. Even if only one fan is seen doing
By Phil.Brown @Iowastatedaily.com something conspicuously, it can create extremely strong personal feelings toward institutions. For example, my freshman year at Iowa State was the last year we played the Nebraska Cornhuskers. While in the stands, I saw an ISU fan take the hat of a Nebraska fan and pass it down a row of fellow students. This behavior was pretty rude, but in response, the Nebraska fan started moving his way down the line of students, punching each one in the face until he was gangtackled and eventually kicked out of the stadium. The actions of that one fan have stuck in my mind for years, and to this day affect the way I view anyone wearing Nebraska gear. Beyond the ways in which fan behavior affects public perception, poor sportsmanship on behalf of fans shows a complete misunderstanding of why we have athletic games in the first place. However much sports like football seem to be violent contests, they are not simple gladiatorial matches. These competitions are about representing the institutions the players come from. In ancient Greece, birthplace of the Olympic Games, even warring citystates would declare partial truces so that athletes could travel in peace. The games themselves were places of culture and art as well as the more widely celebrated physical events. Today’s Olympic Games, the international symbol of competition,
have likewise created a program called Olympic Spirit, whose mission is to “build a peaceful and better world in the Olympic Spirit which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” The NCAA, which regulates college athletics, follows in the tradition of the Olympics with its core values, which include “the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship” and the supporting role athletics have in “enhancing the sense of community and strengthening the identity” of universities. It is only through a twisted perversion of these values do we get the senseless and disrespectful actions of some college sports fans toward rival universities. Of course, none of this is to say we cannot still enjoy our rivalries. There is certainly a place for fun and lighthearted bickering and even a wager or two. Here at Iowa State, that can manifest as support for the Cyclones without leading to disrespect for our Hawkeye brethren. The annual Army ROTC Game Ball Run is an excellent example of that support. Every year the ISU and U of I Army ROTC programs participate in a relay run that brings a ceremonial game ball from the visiting team’s campus to the site of that year’s Cy-Hawk showdown. Everyone here at Iowa State can make the choice to keep this year’s Cy-Hawk rivalry about good-natured competition, not hate. We might be part of the Hawkeye State or the Cyclone Nation after all, but when it comes to college athletics, we are all Iowans.
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Find journalism behind opinion columns By Elaine.Godfrey @Iowastatedaily.com Writing opinion is important. It’s journalism. And it’s a service. I begin so bluntly because, admittedly, it can sometimes be difficult to see how writing a column on a chosen topic — and stating one’s personal feelings about said topic — is truly journalism. Journalism, after all, is supposed to be factually based, unbiased, a true representation of an event or occurrence. So is opinion. Writing an opinion column is not about ranting; and it certainly is not about pandering to one’s own interests. It isn’t just an unruly personal expression of beliefs or ideologies, either. At least, we here at the Daily try hard not to make it so. Just as a reporter does, an opinion columnist approaches a story with as much objectivity as he or she can. The columnist finds a topic that is relevant and timely, just as a reporter does, and begins to research. Writing good opinion requires sources, facts and evidence; it’s like writing a small research paper. But the difference between writing a column and a research paper is that, at the end of a column, the author comes to some worthy conclusion, based on wellresearched facts and thoughtful objectivity. The writer is able to make a “call to action,” as they say in high school English class — or perhaps, he or she simply makes you think. “There are the facts,” the columnist might say. “Now, isn’t that interesting?” The purpose of writing opinion is not to ramble on about ourselves or our hate for a certain political policy or candidate. After all, opining for opining’s sake is certainly not to be found in the handbook of great opinionators. The purpose of opinion writing is to provide a service to an audience — in our case, the devoted readers of the Daily. In their columns, columnists report news — studies or stories previously un-
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Opinion columnists are just as important as reporters. Where reports break the news, columnists discuss the news and issues at hand, exposing the reader to a brand new point of view of a topic. Then the columnists show the reader how to use the information they have learned.
and how to approach it in a context which relates to them. Indeed, that involves revealing his or her biased views; but ideally, these views are a result of thorough study and extensive thought. This is our goal at the opinion desk; sometimes we fail, and sometimes we succeed. People forget that writing opinion is not meant to be a stump speech or a soap box for writers to abuse — and yes, some-
known or perhaps controversial enough to be unclear to readers. Then the writer interprets the information, in the hopes of educating readers on the topic at hand, making the issue simpler, maybe even a bit more conversational. A good columnist shows the reader how to use the information they have learned, based on his or her research on the subject — how to think about it critically
times we here at the Daily forget that, too. But we aren’t just a desk of angry people in the depths of the journalism school viciously scribbling away about Mitt Romney or women’s rights. We are journalists doing our best to provide a service to our readers — as reporters, researchers and interpreters of the news.
Classic novels lose their meaning among young students High schoolers lack patience for in-depth reading analysis By Hailey.Gross @Iowastatedaily.com
n our modern form of education, classic literature is inescapable. Whether you dream of being a teacher, a banker or a veterinarian, it is hard to get through high school without encountering Salinger, Dickens or Whitman in an English class. Readers of Oscar Wilde will praise his witty prose and the commentary he provides on high society in the late 1800s. Shakespeare-lovers expound on the fluidity of his verse and the romance of his language. And nowhere is the 1920s fear of socialism more brilliantly illustrated than in George Orwell’s “1984.” Beauty of language, cunningness of rhetoric style and strength of historical commentary are what make these and a myriad of other books “classic.” And certainly these works deserve a place in the vast world of academia. However, I am unsure if that place is in middle and high school classrooms. When first approached with Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the young age of 12, I didn’t know what I was getting in to. I feel it’s safe to say my classmates, few of which were nearly as voracious in their reading as I was, were even more helpless. Young readers might understand the words on a page enough to interpret a book sentence by sentence. The main storyline is not lost on our youth. Nearly anyone can see clearly enough that the plot of “Lord of the Flies” is, simply put, a group of stranded kids whose attempts at organization fall into chaotic horror. However, the larger social and psychological connotations might not be apparent to individuals between the ages of 12 and 18. Even with the careful guidance of skilled teachers, students are often not so much lead as they are
dragged to the “deeper meanings” of literature. The majority of middle school or high school students simply aren’t the right audience for “classic” literature. This is an argument that has been posed before, but the more common logic behind it is that antiquated classics just cannot be related to by young adults, as part of a more modern generation. However, even now in the 21st century, there are issues, inequalities, social injustices and events with which we can relate to books that seem obsolete. We might not face the level of racism portrayed in “To Kill a Mockingbird” in America, but certainly there are prejudices on a global, if not national, scale to which Lee’s work can be compared. Yes, high school students are unable to relate to certain classic texts. But it is not because we live in an age that is too far removed from yesteryear to even imagine it. We as a society have not come so far that the dystopian fears of Orwell’s works or Fitzgerald’s caution against excess are no longer applicable. As phrased by author and journalist Italo Calvino: “A classic is a book that has never finished what it has to say.” Defined as such, a classic never loses its relevance. Readers in present and future generations can glean applicable and pertinent knowledge from the pages of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” So, what makes high school students an inappropriate audience for classic literature, if not the aged themes of the books? Put simply, it’s the unaged status of the readers. High school students are too young to really appreciate classics. That is not to say that they are not smart enough; many young adults’ intellects peak at young ages. It is simply the majority of high school students — sheltered by loving parents and living at home for the entirety of their life — are not worldly enough to understand the messages hidden between the lines in classic literature. A classic has “never finished what it has to say,” and what it has to say is usually something profound about the state of society, government or the entire world.
High school students, as the fledgling readers and academics that they are, cannot hope to see the whole vast truths contained in the pages of our time-tested literature. There are books, both old and new, that are more digestible and more relevant to a younger readership, not through simplicity of language or style but simplicity of themes. The reason why our classics are so honored
is because they contain messages both great and terrible. As such, they deserve a place in academia, and should be heavily studied by academics of all fields. But that study is made inane when it is started too early. Rather than destroying our youth’s taste for the classics by forcefeeding them, we need to have the patience to teach them when the time is truly right.
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Classic novels have lost relevance for young students because they cannot relate to what occurs in books of an older era.
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No. 10 junior outside hitter Victoria Hurtt fights to get the ball past a UNI player during Iowa State’s 3-2 win against the Panthers on Sept. 4 at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Hurtt had 17 kills on the night. The ISU volleyball team will be competing in three matches for the America’s Players Challenge in Nebraska, the first against Dayton on Thursday, then one against St. Mary’s on Friday before closing out Saturday against Nebraska.
Dan.Cole @iowastatedail.com Before the ISU volleyball team beat Nebraska in 2009, it hadn’t defeated the Cornhuskers in any of the previous 75 matchups between the two schools. The Cyclones took down the then No. 1 ranked Huskers last season, as well, adding a second win to their side of the rivalry, improving their all-time series deficit to 80-2. This weekend, the two teams — both ranked in the top-25 this season — will face off once again in Lincoln in the finale of a threematch tournament. “It wasn’t much of a rivalry when we first got here, so it’s really great that we are now competitive with them and have beaten them at times,” said ISU coach Christy JohnsonLynch. “I think we’re going to have to calm down for that match. We’re going to be pretty jacked up for that, and to play in that environment and that crowd.” The Cyclones (4-2) will have two matches prior to the Nebraska (4-1) match to get their feet wet and work out some of the kinks that
plagued them in their two losses at Hilton Coliseum last weekend. Those two coming matches will be against Dayton and St. Mary’s, both of whom are unranked. While neither of those matches will be easy victories for the Cyclones, they will give the team a chance to figure some things out. “The first game will allow us to view where our passing is going so far since the past two matches’ passing hasn’t been up to par,” said ISU senior Tenisha Matlock, a native of North Platte, Neb., whose family will be on hand for her return this weekend. “The first match will let us know where we’re at so far after this [week’s] practice.” This week’s practice was focused largely on improving a passing game that was troublesome against San Diego and Illinois. Johnson-Lynch said her team will not be focusing much on preparing for any specific opponent, but rather on correcting the wrongs on its own side of the net first. Others issues addressed in practice dealt more with the intangible aspects of the game
Weekend at a glance The No. 17 ranked ISU volleyball team travels to Lincoln, Neb., this weekend for the Ameritas Player’s Challenge. The weekend will conclude with a matchup against rival Nebraska. ■■ 4:30 p.m. Thursday — Cyclones vs. Dayton (3-3) ■■ 4:30 p.m. Friday — Cyclones vs. St. Mary’s (3-1) ■■ 7 p.m. Saturday — Cyclones vs. No. 12 Nebraska (4-1)
that the Cyclones’ have possessed so abundantly in years past. “Just playing with passion, playing with heart and just getting after it,” said ISU junior Victoria Hurtt. “I felt like that was one of the things that we didn’t do great [last weekend] and that’s what we normally do, is play with some heart and play hard. “I feel like that will be the best thing we can do this weekend.” Iowa State’s quest to further its rivalry with Nebraska will have to wait until 7 p.m. Saturday evening, after it plays Dayton at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and St. Mary’s at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Potterveld, Cyclones hope to display offensive attack Alex.Gookin @iowastatedaily.com After two consecutive losses, the ISU soccer team needed a change. So when the team stepped on the field against North Dakota, the starting line-up looked a little different, and it worked. Firing 32 shots, tied for fifth in school history, and scoring four goals against North Dakota, the Cyclones (4-2) put points on the board for the first time since a 2-0 win against Western Illinois on Aug. 27. So what is the plan for the game against Santa Clara? “We don’t want to give too much info away,” Dillinger said with a smile. “I think we are still looking at exactly how we want to work it in terms of personnel on the field. We want to have the same concepts going in: holding the ball, playing closer to their goal.” The full game plan may be a mystery for now, but it is no secret the Cyclones will look for similar offensive production they saw against North Dakota. However, Santa Clara will not necessarily be like North Dakota. The Broncos own a 3-2 record with those two losses to No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Virginia. In fact, the Broncos are coming off a 1-0 win against then-ranked No. 16 Maryland. Although the team is not in the top 25, they are receiving enough votes to rank 32nd in the nation. The Cyclones do not expect to rewrite the record books on offense but hope to create opportunities to win their second straight game. “It’s starting to come together,” said senior forward Jennifer Dominguez. “Finding a rhythm after having that defensive rhythm
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already and adding in that offensive component is really going to help going into this weekend.” Also hoping to continue off the team’s momentum is redshirt junior Susie Potterveld. Against North Dakota, Potterveld had her breakout game, scoring her first career goal and adding an assist. Described as a “technician” and “tactician” by Dillinger, Potterveld has fit the “team player” role for most of her career at Iowa State. As the ISU offense continues to develop, Potterveld hopes she can continue to contribute in different ways. “I usually don’t take very many shots so now I know I can keep cracking them and hopefully they will keep going in,” Potterveld said. “I’m more of the assist-type player, so I think if I have more confidence and take it into my own hands, I can have a bigger influence on the team.” That starts with the tweaked offensive lineup. Potterveld saw increased action against North Dakota, starting the game and playing 53 minutes — a season-high. The newfound offensive firepower is expected to be better defended when facing Santa Clara, and Potterveld is no exception. However, the pressure to maintain a certain level of play against a better team is not getting to her. “There is a little bit of pressure, but it is good pressure,” Potterveld said. “It makes me feel better about myself, more confident.” The team will be in California all weekend, with another game against No. 3 Stanford on Sunday. The game against Santa Clara will kick off at 9 p.m. in Santa Clara, Calif.
Game notes ■■ Who: Iowa State vs. Santa Clara ■■ When: 9 p.m. ■■ Where: Santon Field, Santa Clara, Calif. ■■ Media: Live video stream link from Santa Clara here. ■■ ISU player to watch: Goalkeeper Maddie Jobe, currently tied for most career shutouts with 16. ■■ Santa Clara player to watch: Midfielder Julie Johnson, 2012 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year Award finalist, leads the team with three goals this season.
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No. 3 Susie Potterveld, redshirt midfielder, breaks away from Iowa during Friday’s 3-0 loss. Coach Wendy Dillinger calls Potterveld the team’s “technician.”
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Ernst Brun doesn’t have a name for the illness, he doesn’t know what it’s called. All Brun knows is that the pain is unbearable. After starting at tight end in Iowa State’s season opener against Northern Iowa on Aug. 31, Brun spent the bulk of the game in the locker room with cramps. “I just started getting really tired, like play six and I was like, ‘Man, something’s going on?’” said Brun, who started the final 11 games last season and had six touchdowns. “Sure enough I made a block, and my leg started cramping.” Br un had experienced a full body cramp when he played at Mt. San Antonio, but that Brun was due to dehydration. Against the Panthers in the season opener, Brun said he was hydrated. The cramping again spread throughout his body on that Saturday. “In the abs I think it’s the worst. I couldn’t walk, my lower abs were shot. I couldn’t stand up, so I had to lay on my stomach for like 30 minutes,” Brun said. “I lost a lot of weight during that 30 minutes, because I was sweating, I was nervous. “It’s a bad feeling. You don’t want to feel it.” Since that game Brun has had blood work, and the results have improved. Brun returned to practice this week and said he’s ready to play in the in-state rivalry game against Iowa on Saturday. ISU coach Paul Rhoads said the best way to keep Brun on the field Saturday is to limit his reps. “We’ll get plays out of him,” Rhoads said, noting he felt Brun was sluggish earlier in the week. “With that in mind, I’m aware that we have three pretty good tight ends and we won’t miss anything in our offense with that being the case with [redshirt junior Ben] Boesen and [junior E.J.] Bibbs.” Boesen and Bibbs combined for three receptions and eight yards in the Cyclones’ first game. There is hope Brun will have the chance to be targeted more Saturday, but if he does miss time, offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham thinks the others can pick up for him. “The key obviously is getting him on the field. If he’s on the field, he’ll help us,” Messingham said. “Obviously if he is standing over on the sideline it’s hard for him to do much. Fortunately, we have two guys in Ben Boesen and E.J. Bibbs that will fill in and do a nice job if for some reason Ernst can’t go.” Brun said he will be ready to go and hopes the cramps stay away. “It scares me, but I just have to go play,” Brun said. “If I’m feeling fine, I have to go play.”
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Members of the Cyclone Hockey team battle each other during the Cyclone intrasquad scrimmage on Wednesday at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena to prepare for the upcoming season.
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Chris Cucullu, senior in kinesiology and health, controls the puck during the scrimmage. The gold team won 2-1 after a being forced into a shoot-out with the cardinal team.
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ISU women tennis player Ana Gasparovic practices for the this weekend’s Drake Fall Invitational in Des Moines. This competition is the first of many that the ISU women will play in this fall in preparation for the spring season, and they are really working on their doubles play. Another area of focus is giving freshmen a chance to get their feet wet in fall matches.
team struggled in Big 12 play, which was disappointing to team members. “We definitely lost some games that we feel like we should have won,” said junior Ksenia Pronina. The Cyclones felt like they played well last season, despite the poor conference record, citing close matches with Oklahoma, who qualified for the national tournament, and a narrow 4-3 loss to Kansas. With that in mind, Espinosa has high expectations this season. “We competed well, it’s just trying to get over that hump and win some more matches,” Espinsoa said. “The expectations are high. We have three freshman coming in that we have a lot of confidence in, and some good returning players as well. So we’re pretty excited about the
The ISU women’s tennis team will kick off the 2013 fall season this weekend at the Drake Fall Invitational. The tournament is the first of six weekend competitions the Cyclones will compete in this fall, in preparation for the spring season. The fall season is largely a tune-up for the spring season, and Iowa State will use it as such. The goal is to get fully prepared for the spring season by playing several matches and working on various aspects of their game. A major point of emphasis in the fall season is to see what works and what doesn’t work. The team will be shifting around the singles matchups and the doubles teams to find the best fit for everybody. The team’s doubles play is something both the players and coach would like to see improvement from. “I think it’s mostly doubles [that we need to improve on],” said junior Meghan Cassens. “We had a lot of problems with doubles last year and have been practicing doubles play a lot more this year.” Armando Espinosa, entering his sixth year as the Cyclones’ coach, agrees that doubles play will be a huge factor this season. “Doubles play is crucial for us,” Espinosa said. “If we start winning the doubles point, it will build momentum and release a lot of pressure on our singles matches and help us win at different spots.” Iowa State finished 8-15 (1-8 in the Big 12) last season, but the team has higher expectations this season. After posting a 7-7 record in nonconference play, the
season.” The freshmen will get a chance to get their feet wet in the fall matches, and the returning players will have an opportunity to work out some of the rust. The fall season will be a step toward a successful spring, where the team is hoping to finish in the top half of the Big 12. “It’s a pretty lofty goal for us,” Espinosa said. “But it is not unattainable.” Each individual can only play so many fall matches, so it will be a rotating cast of players for each tournament, with a only a few tournaments where all the players play. After the Drake Fall Invitational, the team will play in the Gopher Invitational, UNI Invitational, University of Arizona tournament and ITA Regionals, before concluding the fall season at the Cougar Classic in Houston.
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Prices not enough to lure students to CY Stephens By Nicole.Presley @iowastatedaily.com
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Students are able to purchase their tickets through the Stephen’s Auditorium ticket office located in the Iowa State Center or Ticketmaster. Schedules for events can be found at the website center.iastate.edu. This year includes “Memphis,” the musical.
Providing affordable entertainment is very important business to the staff at Stephens Auditorium. Determining the price of tickets for the general public and the students of Iowa State is a science all of it’s own that Mark North, general manager of Iowa State Center, is all too familiar with. “Ticket prices are subject to the health of the economy in a market as well as the audience demographics,” North said. “Sometimes the offer is accepted ‘as is’ or the agent will ask for more dollars in the talent guarantee, which will drive up the ticket price.” Ticket prices for ISU students are around $20 to $25, depending on the show. That is about half the price of a general admissions ticket that the rest of the community of Ames is required to pay. However, these prices might not be enough to lure the students to the shows. “I don’t have time for things that don’t interest me,” said Jennifer Gibbons, senior in kinesiology. “I have things that I have to do, a.k.a. homework, that take up a lot of my time.” The different genres of shows that come to Stephens should be enough to entertain some of the students some of the time, but that might not be the case after all. “I feel like some of the shows, like Bill Cosby, are aimed toward the community of Ames rather than the students,” said Kaitlyn Chase, senior in music education. Despite the reviews, Stephens still generates a large amount of ticket sales for the Performing Arts Series, ISU events and the other contemporary events, such as concerts and comedians. In one year,the number of tickets sold will range from 25,000 to 35,000. “The product is great, but [ticket prices] may seem like a lot to college students,” said Sara Mildenstein, sophomore in music education. North predicts ticket prices will go up in the near future. Ever since 1996, ticket prices have increased every year due to talent fees and an increase in show-related expenses.
ISU Theatre’s ‘Seagull’ soars with tragicomedy By Liz.Cleaveland @iowastatedaily.com Since its first appearance on stage in 1896, Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” has been translated more than 25 times, been performed all around the globe and even been adapted into a ballet. However, before it was a success, it was a failure. Chekhov’s play was booed off the stage until Constantin Stanislavski took over as director and producer. After reintroducing it to the masses, the play was considered one of the greatest performances in Russian history. Consisting of four acts, numerous characters and more than a few love triangles, “The Seagull” is unique in that most of its lines contain what is known as “subtext” in the theater world. Subtext is employed when characters indirectly address situations with their lines. Their thoughts and actions can also be revealed through subtext without ever being stated. This gets the audience psychologically involved in the play; it forces people to think about what the character is trying to convey. No stranger to Chekhov, Brent Leblanc, senior in performing arts, has been cast as Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplyov, a novice playwright. “Konstantin has ties with everyone and things he needs from them. His need for love from other characters is a major part of it,” Leblanc said. Taylor Sklenar, senior in chemistry and English, has been cast as Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin. Portraying an eminent writer, Trigorin is perhaps one of Chekhov’s more notable characters.
“I feel akin to Trigorin in that I myself have a passion for writing,” Sklenar said. “But Trigorin has one up on me because he is already considered a successful writer by the time the action of the play starts.” The aforementioned love triangles are laden with dramatic conflicts, so much so that Chekhov once reported there to be “five poods of love.” A “pood” is an outdated Russian measurement of weight, five of them equaling approximately 180 pounds. Chekhov doesn’t present this love as the stereotypical mushy, head-overheels, star-crossed lovers that generally has been overplayed. Instead, the play contains unrequited love laced with misery and troubles that maintain and build interest throughout the play. Despite the lovers’ hardships, “The Seagull” falls under the comedy genre. While attending the play, it might be beneficial to keep in mind the phrase “where there is darkness, there is light.” Providing plays that contained tragedy within comedy is a distinctive trait attributed to Chekhov, an uncommon talent that surprised audiences back in the play’s early years. Plays from around the world encompassing a variety of genres are on the agenda for our theater department this year, starting with a Russian tragicomedy. With such a stimulating plot and an even more interesting background, “The Seagull” provides a strong start for ISU Theatre’s first performance. What: “The Seagull” Where: Stephens Auditorium When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28, Oct. 4 and 5; 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 Cost: adults $17, seniors $15, students $9.
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Konstantin Treplyov played by Brent LeBlanc, left, vents to Yevgeny Dorn, portrayed by Nick Neal, right, in a rehearsal of “The Seagull,” ISU Theatre’s season-opening performance.
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IT Services to introduce new survey tool for ISU By Levi.Castle @iowastatedaily.com A new year typically means new technology for the campus, and this fall is no exception. Starting immediately, students have access to a brand new way to make, manage and share surveys amongst themselves and their teachers. For the last few years, ever since electronic surveys have been viable, Iowa State has been using various different methods for producing and conducting the method of data collection. Karla Embleton, instructional designer with the educational technology support staff, said the new system — called Qualtrics — will change the way campus does surveys. Embleton works on surveys for the College of Human Sciences. “Anybody who wants a survey for class or administration, I will code it for them,” she said. “I can give suggestions. Nobody was providing the web forms, so we stepped it up. Survey-making was mainly an add-on service, but nobody was fulfilling the need.” Embleton said that many groups and colleges on campus have licenses for different survey tools, an inconsistency that the Qualtrics deal aims to eliminate with its all-access availability for students and staff. “This is the sixth year we’ve been using different software packages; we’re up to about 120 surveys a year,” Embleton said about the College of Human Sciences. Embleton said a Qualtrics feature she’s excited about is its ability to let users work on collaborative surveys, much the same way a group can with Google documents. In all of her years programming surveys for people who need them, Embleton has seen quite a few changes. “You don’t really have to be a trained programmer any more,” Embleton said. “I have three degrees in engineer-
ing, but now you’re using software that makes it so simple. It’s much faster than hand-coding.” Michael Lohrbach, senior systems analyst with Information Technology Services, is part of the group responsible for many services on campus like CyBox and Qualtrics. Lohrbach and ITS first learned about Qualtrics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He found that it was a service being heavily used by some of the colleges and groups, and with that, ITS determined it was their role to make it happen on a campuswide scale. When Qualtrics goes live at Iowa State, the people who introduced it also plan to use its services. “I very much see us using it to help us determine what the demand for certain services are on campus,” Lohrbach said. “We are potentially replacing older methods of communication, and Qualtrics may meet those needs for us.” Lohrbach hopes for it to be a common tool across campus. “I can envision where students want to use a survey system without any fees to them,” he said. “It integrates with other campus systems like STSS, a stat analysis tool.” The university acquired a three-year contract with Qualtrics, allowing students and staff with a NetID to use the service immediately. The service can be found and accessed at iastate.qualtrics.com “Additionally,” Lohrbach said, “the colleges will be able to get some nice reporting on whether their people are using the system successfully.” The contract, which bills about $53,000 per year, is near to what the total cost was for the other colleges to use the service, Lohrbach said. The university was already spending about $30,000 to cover only subset parts of campus. Now, with a blanket contract in full effect, everyone has access to Qualtrics instead of a select few.
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Horoscope Today’s Birthday (09/12/13) Your community of family and friends are your main focus and treasure this year. Collaboration and teamwork have special power; accept leadership. Fun heightens your business results, so play creatively. Squirrel away funds for a rainy day. Your circles have valuable connections and abundant resources, especially love. Share the goodness. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Across 1 Meter site 5 After Chicago, the most populous Illinois city 11 Cave dweller 14 Atlas section 15 Adds excitement to, with “up” 16 Syr. neighbor 17 Scrooge’s underpaid clerk 19 Fed. property manager 20 Lotto-like game 21 Take down a few pegs 23 Frighten off 28 First host of “America’s Got Talent” 29 __ the cloth 30 Senseless 32 Piano concerto highlights 33 Not impressed 35 Lab subj. 36 Entry-level pos. 37 Reading in an unruly class? 40 Morse’s rank: Abbr. 44 30-day mo. 45 Combed (through) 50 Toi et moi 51 Time, in Germany 53 North of Mexico 54 Hit __: run into trouble
56 Forest shade 58 Shape of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula 60 Reversals, slangily 61 Memorable period 62 Light lunch (and a hint to this puzzle’s circled letters) 68 Hill VIP 69 For hire to sire 70 Tibetan priest 71 His, to Henri 72 Bottom-of-the-line 73 Learning experience? Down 1 Part of a pickup line 2 Troupe for troops: Abbr. 3 Bone in a cage 4 Auditorium late-comers’ seating 5 Yoga pose 6 Above Manhattan’s 59th Street, say 7 Ocasek of the Cars 8 Glaswegian’s “Gee!” 9 Tim or Tara of Hollywood 10 Fall flower 11 Divas have them 12 Goes after 13 It may be rapid 18 Illegal smoke,
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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 -- You have good ideas. Continue to develop partnering skills. Let your intuition guide you. Decrease your personal workload. What do others need? What’s their motivation? Play that ace you’ve been hiding. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6 -- Associates cheer for you and handle a situation by themselves. Keep increasing your savings this week. Practice your arts and skills. Consult an expert to level up. Offer advice only if asked. Cut wasted effort. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 7 -- Intuition guides career decisions. Plan an adventure with a partner. Keep learning this week, increasing skills and understanding. Patiently wait for the data. Don’t make the expensive choice. Ask for more and get it.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is an 8 -- Trust a hunch. Meditate on it, and then choose. Take on a challenge. The pieces come together. Point out a potential conflict. Financial topics can raise tempers ... avoid complaints. Kick back instead. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 6 -- You’re entering a two-day romantic phase. Luxuriate somewhere lovely, with delightful company. Enjoy family and friends. Things seem easy. There may be a conflict anyway. Keep your promises, and soak in the love. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 6 -- Follow a creative leader. Compromise may not be possible, yet. Ask a person with technical skills to help. Delegate and free up some time. Go with people who are highly recommended. Keep increasing options.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 -- Your own place is a good hideout. Take your work seriously. Bring it home and get comfortable. Delegate pieces to a perfectionist. It’s okay if you don’t know how. Embrace a surprise. An innovation works.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 6 -- Gather your tools and supplies. Keep practicing. You see the light at the end of the tunnel. Surround yourself with peace. Get together for inexpensive fun, like a beautiful walk or card game in the park.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 -- Be nice, even if tempted to snarl; compromise gets you farther. Gather more data for a fascinating discovery. Your confidence grows. Keep your eyes, ears and mind open. This cloud has a silver lining.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 6 -- There’s some evaluating going on; keep it objective. Lightning fast talk goes over people’s heads. Intuition provides an answer. Explain your ideas carefully. Change the itinerary. Continue to increase your authority.
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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6 -- You get a surprise at work. This could lead to interesting things. Explore. Practice something you love. Don’t give up. All of a sudden, everything starts making sense. Invest in newer technology. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an 8 -- Great and fast results astonish you. Reduce your financial risk this week. Don’t even discuss money, if you can avoid it. Consider an unusual suggestion or a brilliant view.
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