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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has created a $211,200 job in the wake of the Stevie Wonder concert fiasco for former athletic director Jim Donovan to keep him from suing the university for defamation of character after he was placed on paid administrative leave. In an Aug. 11 memorandum to Donovan, Chancellor Thomas Apple agreed to reassign him from the athletics department to the Office of the Chancellor. His new title will tentatively be director of external affairs and community relations, and he will report directly to Apple. Donovan’s new responsibilities, according to Apple, will include “enhancing the University’s missions, including its land grant mission, marketing and branding, promotion [and] community communications and outreach for UH.” Apple stated that he will recommend that Donovan be given a threeyear contract with a $211,200 yearly salary that will begin after his current contract expires on March 23. Donovan made $240,000 per year as AD. In return, Donovan must waive all rights to sue the university in regards to the Wonder debacle. The memorandum was released to the public on Thursday.

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Donovan and Stan Sheriff arena manager Rich Sheriff had been placed on paid administra-

tive leave on July 11, shortly after it was revealed that the university had booked the concert through g an agency g y unaffiliated with Wonder. The university paid out $200,000 as a concert deposit to an unverified account. Although the school did seek FBI assistance to track down the money, UH conducted its own independent investigation into the scandal.

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L AW S U I T S P E N D I N G? In a July 16 letter to Apple and UH system President M.R.C. Greenwood obtained byy KHON TV,, Donovan’s attorney David Simons claimed that the university’s “… public suspension of Mr. Donovan [for the Stevie Wonder concert incident] defamed him and ruined his reputation,” further insisting that Donovan was made a “scapegoat for what was a systemic problem.”

the time of suspension made it clear he was not responsible for the possible $200,000 loss and had engaged in no personal misconduct. ““Worse, you not only suspended him, but you also ordered him to stay silent so he could not let people know silen truth, while you held a press conthe tr ference at which you defamed and feren humiliated him.” hum Simons claimed that the uniS versity’s actions were in direct versi violation of UH Human Resources viola and legal policy regarding the release of information for pending investigations, and that Donovan’s inves contract and constitutional rights contr had aalso been violated. Simons threatened to sue the S university if Donovan was not reuniv instated by July 19. insta UH U will pay Donovan’s $30,000 legal fees as part of the agreement. in leg

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Donovan became athletic director in 2008. Factfinders Dennis Chong Kee and Calvert Chipchase submitted their report to the Board of Regents on Aug. 21, exonerating university personnel, including Donovan and Sheriff, from blame. The $200,000 deposit has yet to be recovered.

Simons wrote, “Because this matter was embarrassing to both [Greenwood and Apple]; you panicked and acted peremptorily to suspend Jim in order to deflect criticism from yourselves. … You suspended Mr. Donovan even though the facts that were known to you at

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Past performances at the Welcome Back Bash include Rebel Souljahz, Kolohe Kai and Ten Feet. K Y L E E NG Staff Writer The Welcome Back Bash: Student Fair & Concert Event 2012 will be held today outside of Hemenway Hall 107, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Campus Center Board Activities Council will be hosting the event, and chartered student organizations, such as K TUH and ASUH, will have booths with information and giveaways. The fair will take place in front of the Board of Publications office and will move to the Ba-L e courtyard for a free concert. Students need to have their University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa IDs validated in order to win prizes, and the first 300 students with validated IDs will get $5 Ba-L e coupons after filling out a sur vey. Popcorn and cotton candy will also be available during the event. “Some of the prizes will include gift cards to the bookstore,” CCBAC member Grant Ponciano said. “Stuff [students] can really use and get excited about.”

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The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. and end at about 10 p.m. The concert will feature performances by Jasmin Nicole Idica, T T Y M and UnNatural. Ponciano said the Activities Council got recommendations from students before picking the performers. “We do surveys throughout the year to get our constituency’s input, and we take those into consideration,” Ponciano said. “We also try to research the headlining bands in the popular media today that we believe the students will enjoy.” “ The whole goal of the event is just to welcome all the students to another great semester at UH Mānoa,” Ponciano said. “It ’s a great way to enhance their student life here at UH.” For information about up coming events, like “Universit y of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus Center Board Activities Council” on Facebook.

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Non-profit group hosts presentation DAVIN AOYAGI Editor in Chief

On Aug. 22, the non-partisan, non-profit advocacy group Common Cause Hawai‘i hosted an event on student involvement in the upcoming general elections in November. The event, titled “Make Your Voice Heard! How to make a difference in the 2012 elections,” provided a presentation on how students could be involved in the political process.

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The hour-long event began with University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa students who interned with CCH giving a presentation on engagement with politics. “[Our primary goal was] to come [to UH Mānoa] where young people gather and centralize, and to reach out to them, to educate and provide an opportunity for them to gather knowledge about the election process, the candidates and major issues in politics today,” said Karim Troost, a senior majoring in political science and history and CCH intern. Nikki Love, executive director of CCH, elaborated on other subjects that the students talked about in their presentation. “We had our interns ... [talk about] ways people can get involved this fall in the political process,” said Love. “[Some of these ways included] voting, working at the polls, researching on money and politics, those sorts of things.” The students’ presentation was then followed by a talk from James Koshiba, executive director of the non-profit advocacy group Kanu Hawai‘i, regarding the efforts that his organization had undertaken to promote political involvement. “We set out to do three things. One is [that] we went out into the community ... with special attention to voices that are not normally heard in the politi-

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After their presentation, the CCH interns held a question and answer session. cal process, and ask people what was important to them,” said Koshiba. “ The second thing we did was to expand the vote ... and the third thing we did is based on the input that we heard from the community, all those voices that we gathered; we tried to create useful, relevant, information on the candidates.” The presentation concluded with discussion about CCH’s internships. “I saw their internship [that] they were offering, and I checked out their website. Their political motivations, their stances about bringing responsibility and integrity back into our political system really resonated within myself,” said Troost.

A D I F F E R E N T M E S S AG E For some students however, another theme drew their interest: hearing about how corporations were inf luencing the electoral process. “I liked the video they [CCH] showed about corporations who give big amounts of money to candidates, and I really think there should be a cap on the amount of money corporations give candidates,” said Brandon Matsuoka, a senior majoring in anthropology who attended the event.

Joseph Hwang, a sophomore majoring in political science, agreed with Matsuoka’s sentiments. “It brings good awareness to what’s really going on. I didn’t [know] about the 2010 Supreme Court ruling [Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission] allowing corporations to be treated the same as us human beings, so it’s a disappointment to realize that,” said Hwang.

W H Y U H M Ā N OA? CCH focused on presenting at UH Mānoa due to low voter turnout among the university’s age demographic. “UH Mānoa is the largest campus here on O‘ahu and the rest of Hawai‘i, and Hawai‘i is going through an issue of getting young people to turn out for voting,” said Troost. Koshiba spoke at the presentation for similar reasons. “I talked about those sort of chronically under-represented parts of the community; young people, young adults are part of that,” Koshiba said. “What that means to me is not just that some voices are being left out, but that from a broader societal prospective, something important is missing from the influences on government.”


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Webster 101: an innovative classroom NAOMI L UGO Staff Writer

The new Webster 101 classroom was unveiled on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The state-of-the-art technology and layout was introduced in a workshop to teachers and teaching assistants who

signed up to use the space for the fall semester. “We wanted to design and test an environment that encourages faculty to change their teaching methods to focus on student engagement in the classroom and that also encourages students to work collaboratively

in class,” said Steven Robinow, who suggested the project. Robinow then worked with a committee, which included Clifford Fujimoto, Alfred Hart and Kathie Kane (Center for Instructional Support, Office of Faculty Development & Academic Support) to fi nd a room that would be renovated.

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The classroom setup consists of one teacher station and eight student stations. Each student table setup has an interactive touch screen that lets students choose the source they want to display from on the screen at the end of the table. Laptops, iPads and even iPhones can be attached and displayed through HDMI, DVI-D, VGA and audio inputs. The chairs around the student tables also serve an educational purpose with their ergonomic swivel design that will allow for interaction. Instructors can teach in new ways using SMART board and ELMO technologies, among others. Instructors can also project their screens onto all of the student screens in the room.

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SMART boards allow for interactive lessons with touch-enabled surfaces.

The classroom was completed in less than a year. Courses from multiple departments will be held in the new room, including History

151 taught by professor Karen Jolly. In an email interview, Jolly emphasized how the technology and format of the room will keep her students “active participants” instead of “passive viewers.” “I like the atmosphere it creates for dialogue and that it gives me the freedom to move around among the students,” Jolly said. Jolly also said she believes the format of the room will help her get students engaged in discussion about the materials. “The design and technology of Webster 101 allows us to use class time for that kind of discussion, even with 60 students in the room,” Jolly said. Professors submitted a pro posal on how they would use the classroom in their courses be fore the room was completed.

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After multiple weekends spent out and about in town or Waikīkī, you and your friends might need a break and choose to stay home for a change. Don’t let your “night in” fall into the standard pattern of pizza and beer with a movie; incorporate some of these ideas into your plans for a fun-filled night that will last into the early hours of the morning.

H AV E A G O U R M E T M E A L Instead of ordering pizza, create your own three-course dinner. You’ll spend less money and get more food than you would at a restaurant, and it’ll most likely taste better too. You and your friends can gather at one place to do the cooking or coordinate and have each person bring a dish. Account for appetizers (sautéed vegetables are quick and easy to make), a main dish with sides such as rice or mashed potatoes, dessert and drinks. If you’re feeling fancy,

dress up and break out the sparkling cider or wine.

S I N G K A R AO K E You don’t need to go out and pay expensive hourly room rates to enjoy karaoke; all that’s required is a computer with working speakers. Instrumental versions of songs, many with lyrics, can often be found on YouTube. Go with a theme for your song list, such as classic Disney favorites, musical numbers or the latest hip-hop and rap songs. Don’t just do solos – assign parts to each person. For songs that are performed by more than one singer, see if you and your friends can harmonize. For songs with a lot of fast rapping, see if you can get through the whole thing without laughing.

SHOW OFF YOUR DANCE MOVES At the club, your dancing is restricted. There is limited dancing space, and you don’t want to bust out your best moves for fear of embarrassing yourself in front of the attractive person two feet away. Use your night in as a way

to hone your dancing skills with “Just Dance” for the Wii or another dance game that you prefer. In the comfort of your own room among friends, all inhibitions are released. You’ll see moves that you and your friends didn’t even know you were capable of, and while improvisations in the routines won’t earn extra points, they will garner laughter from everyone. Keep the room dark and bring out some funky lights for extra excitement.

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Undoing Democracy: Preventing the vote SHAYNA DIAMOND Opinions Editor A f ter years and years of encouragement to participate in democracy, head to the polls and vote, it ’s odd that laws restricting who can vote are sweeping the nation and disproportionately preventing specif ic demographics from voting altogether.

I D, P L E A S E The trend began with the Federal Help America Vote Act in 2002. Voters who registered by mail and hadn’t previously voted in a federal election were required to show current and valid photo identification, but also had the option to show a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

But now voting laws have been taken to a place of partisanship, and eight states no longer allow the non-ID option of identif ication. As reported in the essay “ID at the Polls: Assessing the impact of Recent State Voter ID L aws on Voter Turnout ” by Shelley de A lth of Har vard L aw School, people in photo ID -re quiring states are 2.9 percent less likely to vote, with a larger negative ef fect for minorities ( 6 -10 p e r c e n t ). T he percentage of votingage A mericans nationwide who don’t possess the kind of ID required by the strictest voter ID laws is 11-12 percent and is even higher for seniors (18 percent), A frican A mericans (25 percent) and low-income A mericans (15 percent). Seven percent of voting-age citizens don’t have ready access

to the citizenship documents needed ded to obtain these specific forms orms of ID. These laws are quickly minorityy ckly edging out minorit groups, ups, as well as the young, poorr and elderly.

H I D D E N MO T I V E? These new laws are not necessar ar y. There have been only 10 cases ases of alleged voter fraud throughout oughout the entire countr y sincee 2000 – that ’s not even one fraudulent dulent vote each year. Yet , these increasingly impeding eding laws already disenf ranchised nchised 3 to 4.5 million voters ers in 20 0 6, according to Har vard L aw and Policy Rev iew. Consider ing that these se draconian laws cont inuee to be put into ef fect , this number seems like it w ill only keep r ising. These disproportionatelyy restrictive laws are

being put in place to prevent something that isn’t a problem. Everyone needs to be able to see through this charade – but Republican House Majority Leader Mike Turzai was nice enough to spell out the true motives behind this at a meeting of the Republican State Committee as part of a list of accomplishments of the

GOP majority: “ Voter ID … is gogo ing to allow Governor [Mitt] Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.” Democracy must be either for ever yone or for no one. It can’t exist for only some.

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Olympics: about athletics or appearance? JACKIE PERREIR A Associate Opinions Editor At age 14, most kids are gearing up for their first day of high school. Gabby Douglas, however, was preparing for the 2012 Olympics. This meant moving over 1,200 miles away from her family to work with an Olympic trainer for two years. Triumph finally came for her in the form of two gold medals and a place in Olympic history. Why, then, did the word “hair” fi rst come to mind as soon as you read her name?

SPLIT TING HAIRS Midway through the competition, Douglas received scrutiny predominantly from AfricanAmerican females, who claimed

that Douglas’ hair was “unkempt.” Comments such as “She needs some gel and a brush …” and “Someone needs to give her hair an intervention” stormed Twitter. After being a part of the team that won the first gold medal for the American women’s gymnastic team since 1996 and making history as the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event, you’d think a girl would have gotten more respect than that. Douglas and her family did not go roughly $80,000 in debt to support her gymnastic career, only to have her be criticized for something as irrelevant as her hairstyle. But Douglas’ opinion was strong and confident. She said, “I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair? I’m like

‘I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’ … It doesn’t matter about [my] hair.”

W RO N G F O C U S Since when did the Olympics become about an athlete’s appearance rather than their ability to compete? These young athletes go through hell and back to represent our country, only to be criticized for something as superfl uous as their appearances? Shouldn’t their dedication, strength, talent and pride be enough? A society built on appearance – that knows how to judge nothing but appearance – is one that’s doomed to collapse. Merit and respect come from within and from a person’s deeds. Not from their hairstyle.

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‘Abortion on demand and without apology’ SAR AH NEAL Senior Staff Writer

A 16-year-old girl from the Dominican Republic died after her chemotherapy was delayed over anti-abortion laws on Aug. 17. The doctors delaying her treatment were simply following the law of the nation that states that “the right to life is inviolable from the moment of conception and until death” – wording that has been used in the U.S. in debates over whether or not embryos and fetuses should be granted personhood status. If fervent pro-life Americans have their way and personhood status is ever granted, similar deaths of pregnant girls and women could easily happen here. This story prompted me to purchase a button from Revolution Books this Saturday when I picked up my textbooks. The button reads, “Abortion on demand

and without apology.” This button inspired me to tell my story.

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to those listed above. I continued to be denied an IUD until just this year, nearly seven years after the birth of my daughter. With limited birth control options, I relied on condoms for protection. When this method failed in 2007, I decided to terminate that second pregnancy. I scheduled the abortion as soon as I discovered it, approximately twenty days after conception, when the embryo was about the size of a grain of rice. Perhaps this abortion would not have been necessary had I been trusted to make my own choices regarding my reproductive rights, and perhaps if the man who impregnated me had had some sexual education he would have known to inform me of the condom’s malfunction so I could obtain the Plan B pill. These are systemic social problems that need to be addressed, but the pro-life movement would rather cast those

of us who have had abortions as sex-crazed, reckless women who should have behaved ourselves.

C E L I BAT E W I V E S? There will be people who read this and think, “If you were not ready to have another child, you should not have had sex.” But I do not want any more children. Ever. Am I to live the rest of my life in a chastity belt? Even after I marry? Should the approximately 250,000 married women who had abortions last year have lived in celibacy as well? I do not feel guilty and I do not feel sad about my choice to terminate my second pregnancy, though it took me a while to get to this point with the constant social insistence that I did something wrong. The shaming tactics of the pro-life movement infuriate me, especially when statistics show this procedure is incredibly com-

mon: an estimated one-third of all American women will have an abortion in their lifetimes, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

L E AV I N G S T I GM A S B E H I N D

By sharing my story, I hope to encourage others to stop hiding in the shadows created by the social stigma surrounding abortion. There is nothing wrong with obtaining a legal medical procedure, and if any readers have had abortions, I want to pass that message on to you. We need to adopt the “abortion on demand and without apology” motto. At the very least, we should adopt the idea of “contraception on demand and without apology.” After all, if I had been allowed one of the contraceptive measures I had asked for shortly after the birth of my daughter, my ensuing abortion likely never would have come to pass.


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Schroeder calling the shots J US T IN TERU YA Staff Writer

The Warrior football team will welcome an unfamiliar face to its starting quarterback position this season. Junior Sean Schroeder, a Duke University transfer, has been named the Warriors’ starting quarterback and will lead the team’s new pro-style offense under fi rstyear head coach Norm Chow.

ʻ T H E O L D E R G U Yʼ

Schroeder was born and raised in southern California. He attended Dana Hills High School and was rated as the 29th best quarterback in the nation by ESPN. As a senior, he threw for 2,826 yards and 31 touchdowns with a 65.6 completion percentage. Schroeder then went on to accept a full scholarship to play at Duke University. He redshirted as a freshman in 2009, and did not see game action in the next two seasons. He graduated in three years with a degree in political sci-

ence. As a graduate, NCA A regulation allows Schroeder to play immediately following his transfer to Hawai‘i. He is now a graduate student pursuing his master’s degree in human resource management. “I bring a leadership presence to the huddle and a level of maturity because I am the older guy,” said Schroeder.

SIMILAR STYLES In the competition for a starting quarterback, Chow looked for two requirements – command of the huddle and pro -style offense. Schroeder excelled in both of these areas. “He’s smart. He’s mature. He’s had a whole language [pro-style offense] to pick up, which he’s done very effectively,” said Chow. The transition from Duke to Hawai‘i has been smooth for Schroeder because of the similar offenses run at each school. “It ’s ver y, ver y similar at Duke – some of the pro -style

system. Coach [David] Cutcliffe, my head coach at Duke, and coach Chow, are kind of known in the college football world as offensive geniuses, and they kind of run similar offenses,” said Schroeder.

HIGH HOPES Despite the early praise from his coaches, Schroeder understands the challenge in leading this year’s team in the new Mountain West Conference and rebounding from last season’s 6 -7 record. However, he has not let any obstacles come in the way of setting high expectations for the upcoming season. “Hopefully, I can get this team to a bowl game and challenge for the Mountain West title. That’s our goal,” said Schroeder. Hawai‘i fans will get a first look at Schroeder and the Warriors in action at No. 1 USC on Sept. 1 in a nationally televised game at the L A Coliseum.

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A family feud M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor

Red Sox or Yankees? Pat r i ots or Giants? For the Shoji family, it’s Hawai‘i and Stanford - mom and dad are lifelong Rainbows, while the kids bleed cardinal and white. Dave Shoji, head coach for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, is entering his 38th year at the helm of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball program. And Mary Shoji, formerly Mary Tennefos, played basketball for Hawai‘i from 1981-84. But children Cobey, K aw ika and Er ik all have connect ions to St anford. Cobey was the director of volleyball operations for Stanford’s women’s team, and Kawika and Erik both played for Stanford’s men’s volleyball team. “It’s always been a friendly kind of rivalry,” Dave Shoji said. “They’ve got a lot of close ties there, but when we play them, we’re going to want to beat them and they’re going to want to beat us, so that part’s not changing.” According to senior libero Emily Maeda, Shoji tries to keep it all business. “He never really does [talk about it],” Maeda said. “Just focusing on what team we are going to be playing next.”

S H OW D OW N T I M E A nd this week, preseason No. 8 Hawai‘i will get its shot against No. 6 Stanford once

again. The ‘Bows will playy the Cardinal in the last match off the Chevron Rainbow Wahine InviI nvitational on Sunday. But before effore that, Hawai‘i will need to face f A lbany and St. Mar y’s on Friday and Saturday. “We got to take care of b busiusiness, so we’re not really talkt alking about Stanford much att all,” a Shoji said. “We’re still young, ng g, so we just gotta go into Friday then t hen get ready for Saturday. We’ll ’lll be fired up for Sunday, but we need n to take care of the first two.” .” But facing Stanford proved ve d to be lucky for Hawai‘i in the past. p The last two times the ‘Bows B ows faced the Cardinal in the regular gu ular season, Hawai‘i made it to o the NCA A regional final in 20066 and the NCA A final four in 2009.. “They’re a big-name school ch hool and they have a big reputation,” tiion,” Maeda said. “It’s exciting. We need n to step up our game and be on n it.” i The ‘Bows return four startsttarters but also brought in se seven even newcomers. Thus, Shoji is still shuffling the lineup around.. “ It ’s a lit tle di f ferentt be cause we are st ill bat tling in ng for posit ions three dayss before the f irst match,” Shoji sa id. “L ast year, I think our lineup st ayed the same the whole year. T his t ime we’re probably going to be rot at ing the middles and rot at ing the r ight [side].”

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