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UHM students stranded in Japan COMPILED BY SAR AH WRIGHT Design Editor
A S I A/PAC I F I C Japan’s official quake and tsunami death toll is over 12,000 as of Sunday, according to the National Police Agency, and close to 16,000 are still listed as missing. On Sunday morning, hundreds of protestors gathered in front of Tokyo Electric’s facilities and marched in front of the offices of Japan’s nuclear regulators to decry use of nuclear energy and request a government apology for the Fukushima Daiichi plant crisis. M I D D L E E A S T/A F R I C A Cote d’Ivoire has been in a state bordering on civil war since its November elections. On Sunday, fighting continued between troops loyal to elected president Alassane Ouattara and defeated incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to step down. An estimated 1,300 people have died in the post-election violence, and the African Union, UN, U.S. and France have all urged Gbagbo to transfer power peacefully to halt the rising civilian death toll.
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I AN NAWALINSKI Staff Writer The effects of the tsunami in Japan extend to UH students waiting to return to Hawai‘i. Nearly three dozen UH students are currently in Japan, either through study abroad and exchange programs or graduate studies. Eight students are from UH Hilo, and 27 are from UH Mānoa. According to a press release from the University of Hawai‘i, “None of them are in the vicinity of the most seriously damaged areas; they are all in other parts of the country, and ... our most current information indicate[s] they are safe and not in any immediate danger.” However, an advisory from the U.S. State Department reiterated the dangers that still exist, “strongly urging” all Americans to “consider departing” Japan. The advisory also recommended that “U.S. citizens ... defer travel to Japan at this time.”
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The University of Hawai‘i has been in constant contact with students abroad in Japan. In light of the recent advisory, the university is also making an effort to help students in Japan make travel arrangements to leave if they wish to do so. The humanitarian issues related to the disaster have been exacerbated by the complications at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The fear of fallout has triggered international concern and has only added to the number of refugees in Japan. Over 300,000 people have been displaced by the disaster, either evacuated from their homes or left homeless. This equates to nearly a third of the population of O‘ahu, or the entire population of Honolulu. The extent of the disaster was measurable here in Hawai‘i, over 4,000 miles away. The state estimates that waves generated by the earthquake caused $3 million in damage to public infrastructure alone. Damage to private properties, including a Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island, is estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars.
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Having a prepared response to unwanted telemarketing can end calls pleasantly for both parties. GLENN VER ASCO Staff Writer
It’s been a long day at school and work, and you ﬁ nally have a moment to grind on some leftovers and watch “American Idol” when the phone rings. You mindlessly reach for the telephone, and the voice on the line says something like “Aloha! May I please speak to Mr. or Mrs. (insert butchered version of your last name here)?” I know what you’re thinking: Should I hang up on this jerk? Should I curse him or her out? Or should I just mess with ‘em for a while? As a twice former telemarketer, I recommend that you do none of the above, and take a little advice from me about the person on the other end of the line. One telemarketing job I held was with E.M. & E.M. Chimney and Masonry, in my home state of New York. Our goal was to get in touch with the ﬁ ne folks of Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Westchester, and essentially tell them that we are coming to clean their chimney in the next few days – and they are going to pay for it. Needless to say, it was a tough gig. While many of our prospects were somehow led to believe that our intention was to rip them off, we were offering a fully licensed and certiﬁed service that is necessary for safely maintaining any home with an oil or gas burner. If you are wondering whether or not my coworkers were a bunch of slimy, greedy salespeople, I can assure you that my fellow callers were nothing more than an assembly of warm, friendly, helpful wisecrackers. Another telemarketing position I held was as a caller for the UH Foundation here on campus. If you are a current student, alumni or friend of UH, you can expect annual phone calls from the UH Foundation for the rest of your life.
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Louis Bousquet (email@example.com) or Joan Debrah (firstname.lastname@example.org) What does the foundation desire from you? They want few bucks to aid your alma mater. The individual who will contact you will be a current UH student, and if you have a decent bone in your body, you will give him or her the time of day to hear the pitch, and help with a small gift if you’re able. Over the year and a half that I worked there, I met some charmingly goofy and overall delightful “UHers,” many of whom are still close friends today. If you think that working at the UH Foundation is some sort of picnic, sorry, but you are wrong again. Increasingly numerous restrictions are being placed on callers everyday, including an insane policy in which callers are given two blue lottery tickets that act as bathroom passes. Supervisors at the call center are instructed to monitor the callers’ bathroom habits by collecting a ticket every time full-grown university students leave their assigned seats. Recently, callers were forbidden from working on their homework or reading in between calls as well. These are not people to be nasty to. They are workers just like you, who are doing their jobs to make decent wages to feed and shelter themselves. If you have already decided that you have no interest in the telemarketer’s product, or do not want to donate to whatever cause is being advocated, here are three easy steps to rid yourself of the phone calls for good without making anyone’s day worse: 1. Take a deep breath. 2. Smile. 3. Say these nine words: “Please put me on your do -not-call list.” The person calling you will happily oblige, and the company or foundation will never call you again. So do the right thing. Treat people the way you want to be treated. And there’s no better time to be nice to people than when they’re at their least favorite place: work.
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THE GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE ELECTIONS FOR PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, AND TREASURER.
Voting is open to all current GSO members and will occur April 18 through April 25, 2011. You may vote through your MyUH account. The candidates and their platforms are listed below. email@example.com
Jett Jasper Speech CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT
Platform: 1.) Work to make the Grad community come together as a “second Ohana,” and to bridge gaps between departments and students. 2.) Work with the Grad administration to increase Graduate TA’s annual stipend parallel with rising inÁation. 3.) Make GSO a more visible and recognized organization on campus. 4.) Increased funding to all campus GSO clubs and organizations. 5.) Increase research funding for all graduate students. 6.) Support the improvement of bicycle friendly campus. 7.) Parking reform: The GSO should (Revenue sharing) receive a portion of all Parking Tickets income that is received by the University
Aloha, My name is Anjali Nath and I am running for GSO President for the next academic year. Currently, I am working toward a Ph.D. in Political Science. I am also a Graduate Degree Fellow at the East-West Center. Additionally, I have served as the EWC’s GSO representative for the past year. I teach courses in the Political Science Department here at UHM in the summers. I earned my M.A. in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University. My B.A. is in Political Science, Women’s Studies, and Philosophy from California State University at Fullerton. My platform for GSO President prioritizes dialoguing with our graduate student body to assess our collective needs and support them as rigorously as possible. This endeavor will involve securing additional funding for graduate research and reinstatement of lecturer pay. I support the recovery of cut lectureships, student CANDIDATE FOR programs, and library services lost within recent years. Lastly, I intend to continue advocating PRESIDENT for our graduate student community to both UH Administration and the State Legislature. I greatly look forward to working with you in the upcoming academic year!
Aloha, my name is Andrea Long and I am running for GSO Vice President. I would appreciate the opportunity to contribute to making the school a place everyone will enjoy. I have extensive experience in student government and have the problem solving abilities to get the job done. I have been involved with student government for over 10 years, extending from intermediate school, high school, community college, and undergraduate university level. My Àrst position in student government was as 8th grade student government treasurer. I prepared the budget, handled Ànances, balanced accounts, prepared and presented reports. At Pearl City High School, I served in the student government throughout all four of my years there. In my junior year I served as student government treasurer. In my freshman, sophomore, and senior years I was elected as a representative for my class. While I attended Leeward Community CANDIDATE FOR College I served as a senator for two years. As an VICE PRESIDENT undergraduate at UH Manaoa, I served as Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences, and during my second term, Senator-At-Large for ASUH. My experiences in student government have developed qualities that make me well qualiÀed to serve as Vice President for GSO. If elected, I promise that I will do my very best to make your time here as memorable. I will also always be here to listen to any questions, concerns, suggestions, or problems you may have. Together we can create exciting activities for the upcoming year.
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Much obliged for your consideration, Anjali L. Nath - Political Science Shanna Clinton is a PhD student and has been involved with GSO for 4 years. She was a representative to the Assembly from the Anthropology Department for 3 years and has served as Vice President this year. During her year in ofÀce she • coordinated New Graduate Student Orientation activities in partnership with Graduate Division • helped plan and produce a Use Your Voice, Use Your Vote rally with the faculty union, Kanu Hawai‘i, and KTUH • represented GSO to the statewide UH system Student Caucus, an advisory body to President Greenwood • sat on Graduate Council, voting on and informing GSO Assembly about policy changes affecting graduate students • managed the student-planned campus events fund • learned a great deal about the structure and functioning of the university CANDIDATE FOR • gathered information on graduate student VICE PRESIDENT employment and academics, and • met administrators, faculty leaders, and state legislators who are decision makers for the university. In the coming year she would like to advocate for more Graduate Assistantship positions (currently only about 23% of grad students at Mănoa have GA jobs) and improve GSO’s partnership with Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw and Graduate Dean Pat Cooper to incorporate graduate student concerns and voice into Mănoa policies.
Shanna Clinton Anthropology
Cecilia Gregory Social Work CANDIDATE FOR SECRETARY
My name is Cecilia Gregory, and I received my BA in Journalism (UH Manoa, 98) and am currently a MSW student at the Myron B Thompson School of Social Work. If elected as GSO Secretary, I will work with the other ofÀcers to ignite student participation in school, community, and volunteer activities. Graduate students are a busy and hardworking bunch, but there is a need for graduate students within the different schools to network and get to know one another. I will help to encourage this dialogue between the different disciplines at UH Manoa by planning activities and get-togethers. I feel that I am qualiÀed for this position due to my writing skills; my ability to work with many different people- having been an elementary school teacher in Honolulu, San Francisco and Washington DC for the last 8 years; and because I like to be actively involved (Honolulu Marathon, Great Aloha Run, planned the Papakolea Community Health Fair, and becoming an advocate for domestic violence survivors) in various aspects of life. I will work hard to fulÀll my obligations and exceed expectation.
Rachel Hoerman is a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Anthropology Department, where she has been an active volunteer coordinator and event organizer for the last four years. She views the GSO as a tremendously important advocate and resource and pledges to serve the graduate student community at UH Manoa with dedication and efÀciency.
Rachel Hoerman Anthropology CANDIDATE FOR SECRETARY Aloha, I am campaigning for the GSO secretary position. I believe attention to detail, good planning, and organizational skills are needed for this position, and I happen to have them ;-) In addition, I believe it is crucial for the information to reach all of our constituents so that they are informed and engaged in our community. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with all of you, to increase student body participation, and to better serve our graduate community. Thank you for your support.
Katherine Porras Theatre and Dance CANDIDATE FOR SECRETARY
I am detail oriented and organized, which I promise will be seen in my secretarial work. I will also be punctual and perform the tasks which are expected from the secretary. Finally, I insure the minutes will be well written so that all may understand them.
Aaron Levine Meterology Rachel Hager Civil Engineering CANDIDATE FOR SECRETARY
My name is Aaron Levine. I am a PhD student in the Department of Meteorology. Over the last four years, I have served in the Graduate Student Organization Àrst as my department representative and more recently, for the last year and a half, as the Grants and Awards Chair. I have also spent time helping to organize and volunteering at multiple new graduate student organization as well as helping with this year’s graduate student conference, Space, Place and the Production of Knowledge. Through out my time of service in the GSO, I have learned and experienced much of what the GSO has to offer. It is my desire to continue to serve the graduate students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa by serving as the treasurer of the GSO for the 2011-12 academic year.
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Challenging the financial system E THAN ‘ONIPA‘A PORTER Senior Staff Columnist
“Why am I going to college?” a student asks a parent. Without blinking, the parent responds, “So you can get a better job and make more money.” All of us have gone through some form of this scenario. It is normal. Trudging through 12 years of basic education, only to jump into four more years of undergraduate schooling, and possibly a few more years after for graduate studies, is normal. Sometime in those years of education, we are expected to pick a career, work 9-to-5, make money, buy a house, get a nice car, and start a family. This is the example of the so-called “American Dream.” But we never think about the downsides of this system. In our running of the “rat race,” we are forced to make decisions about our lives. We are taught that in these decisions we have to weigh the ﬁ nancial risks of each outcome. Which option will make us the most money or prevent the most loss? We do it every day – choosing between buying a soda from Campus Center or from a vending machine for less. We are encouraged to think this way. People with low income are oppressed for their social position. Pidgin, for example, is discouraged in Hawai‘i schools because of its historical connection to poor migrant plantation workers. When children do fiscally responsible things, we reward them and call them “thrifty” or “business-smart.” But what about those tricky situations when our choices are financially driven but go against certain ethics we may hold? If a
person has to choose between McDonald’s and Down to Earth, but only has $3, McDonald’s is the obvious choice even though it is unhealthy. Many of our society’s ills can be traced to an abuse of this style of thinking. Why sell something for a smaller proﬁt than what is attainable? It is to maximize proﬁt – the true American value. But we do not live by American values alone. The cost of living in our island home is higher than most places in the mainland. The median home price hovers just below half a million dollars. With current interest rates, a 30 -year mortgage’s total value would be payments of over $2,000 a month. Add food costs, electric bills,
childcare, car loan and gas. You are looking at expenditures of over $5,000 a month. Basic math shows that, to break even, you have to make at least $60,000 a year. Considering the service industry and construction are our biggest employers, that number can seem pretty unattainable. Most families have two working parents, and even that may not be enough. Many of us know people in multi-generational homes, and homelessness is prevalent. This, along with our vibrant history of sustainable economy, puts us in the ideal position to challenge the system that currently runs our lives. As leaders of the new generation, we should be the ones to change things.
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MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
Warriors hope for shot in NFL JOE F ERRER Senior Staff Writer For 17 former Warrior football players, last Thursday’s National Football League’s Pro Day was the last chance to show their skills to the NFL. About 50 NFL scouts, general managers, head coaches and assistant coaches were at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. to see what attending players had to offer. “ The visibility from the league was phenomenal,” said Warrior defensive backs coach Rich Miano, who also serves as the UH liaison to the NFL . “We thought it was our best pro day, in terms of our representation.” The NFL Draft runs April 28 to 30. Former Warriors wide receiver Greg Salas and running back A lex Green were the main attractions for most of the NFL personnel. Salas had a productive career at UH, and lef t as the school’s all-time leading receiver with 4,345 yards. E SPN has him ranked as this class’ 12th receiver, and NFL Draf t expert Mel K iper Jr. pre dicts Salas will go within the f irst three rounds. Last season, Green posted the nation’s second best average of 8.2 yards per carry, and is expected to be drafted toward the later rounds. Both decided that they performed well enough to stand by their NFL Combine numbers from February, and performed only in positional drills at the pro day. However, two of the top performers of the day were former Warriors, safety Mana Silva and receiver Kealoha Pilares – both of whom are off the NFL radar. “Kealoha and Mana Silva – I really believed – worked out well enough to be drafted,” Warrior head coach Greg McMackin said. Despite grabbing the second most interceptions in the Football Bowl Subdivision last year, Silva has not been on projected drafts. “With his performance, I think he’s helped himself to hopefully [be] at least a late-round draft pick and [get] an opportunity to play in the NFL,” Miano said. He ran the 40 -yard dash in 4.43 seconds, leaped 10 feet 3 inches in the
Warriors make trip to Big Island JOE F ERRER Senior Staff Writer
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Former Hawai‘i slot receiver Greg Salas is projected to be chosen within the first three rounds of the NFL draft (April 28 to 30). Former running back Alex Green is also projected to be drafted in the later rounds. broad jump, and posted a 40 -inch vertical jump. Those numbers would have ranked him in the top two for each work out for safeties.
had phenomenal numbers.” His 40.5 -inch vertical jump and 4.42 seconds in the 40 -yard dash were the best of the day.
The visibility from the league was phenomenal ... We thought it was our best pro day, in terms of our representation. Pilares had been battling injuries from last season, and had limited participation in NFL combines, but was healthy for pro day. “Kealoha was the guy that most of the eyes were on, because he couldn’t perform at the combine,” Miano said. “He
The Warriors’ camaraderie also didn’t go unnoticed. “What [the pro scouts] said continually is that our guys rooted for one another,” McMackin said. “It’s not like that at other schools – so I was really proud of our guys.”
The Warrior football team is spreading its aloha to the Big Island. The team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage in Hilo on Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m., and an autograph session at 1 p.m. on Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i’s campus. “We play for the whole state of Hawai‘i,” head coach Greg McMackin said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to showcase our team to our Big Island fans.” In years past, UH has enjoyed traveling to Kaua‘i and Maui for spring scrimmages. “It’s really good for us to go over there so that they [fans] can see us, other than on TV,” McMackin said. Still, it will be a business trip for Warriors who want to earn positions, move up the depth chart, or even make the ﬁnal fall roster. “Everything we do, we evaluate,” McMackin said. “[The coaches] go in and talk about every single player and where they’re at.” With the loss of 28 seniors from last year, the Warriors have holes to ﬁ ll, particularly on offense. “Offensively, we really only have two starters coming back,” McMackin said. “[But] we have the right starter coming back – the guy who can throw the ball.” Quarterback Bryant Moniz is back for his senior season. But with the departure of potential NFL wide receiver draftees Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares, Moniz will have new receivers next season. One could be Darius Bright, a highly touted junior college transfer who redshirted last season. Also in the running for wide receiver spots are sophomore Billy Ray Stutzmann (St. Louis ’09) and junior Jeremiah Ostrowski (Punahou ’07), who is back on the team after the Rainbow Warrior basketball team’s season ﬁnished. For walkons, the scrimmage will be an opportunity to prove they belong on the team. But with a current roster of 109 players and a 105-player cap before summer camp, McMackin and his coaching staff have decisions to make in the next few weeks. “Unfortunately, we’re gonna have to let some of these guys go, because we have 30 guys [recruits] coming in,” McMackin said. “We could go to war with the guys we have out here, but we have other guys that we’ve recruited. It’s just a numbers game.”