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Finding the Common Thread Columnist says goodbye

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UK baseball falls to No. 2 in rankings Cats play UC Tuesday

A local ‘MarCat’

Provost reflects on time at UK By Amelia Orwick aorwick@kykernel.com

Provost Kumble Subbaswamy may be saying farewell to UK, but the impact he’s had on the university will remain for years to come. “Dr. Swamy,” as he is known around campus, spent time studying at Indiana University and University of California, before arriving in Lexington in 1978. “I had a couple of opportunities, and UK was the best in terms of professional prospects,” Subbaswamy said. “It Subbaswamy was a university with young, enthusiastic colleagues and high ambition.” Subbaswamy left UK for a brief period starting in 1997, but was recruited by President Lee Todd to become the university’s second Provost in 2006. “I worked for two other universities, but then Dr. Todd asked me if I would join his team as the provost and I jumped at the opportunity,” Subbaswamy said. During his 24-year tenure, Subbaswamy has had an influence on students, faculty and staff alike. “As provost, I would say that the first thing I’m really proud of is focusing a great deal on student success, which encompasses everything from recruitment strategy, how we transition students from high school to a university, setting general education curriculum; a range of matters,” Subbaswamy said. “We admit well-prepared students and do our best to make sure that every student we admit succeeds.” In addition, Subbaswamy said that he has helped contribute to research efSee PROVOST on page 2

PHOTO BY KALYN BRADFORD | STAFF

Farmers display their local produce at Farmer’s “MarCat” Monday on the Student Center patio.

The Farmer’s “MarCat” and Sustainability Fair gave students the opportunity to purchase locally grown produce and handmade crafts on Monday. The market was held on the Student Center patio, and musicians played songs by popular artists for attendees and passersby. The event was sponsored by the Student Activities Board Engaging Issues Committee and Alpha Phi Omega.

PHOTO BY TESSA LIGHTY | STAFF

Emily Lawson, a nursing junior, displays crafts as a part of Crafty Cats. Lawson worked the table as part of Farmer’s “MarCat.”

Cats announcing futures 5 players to publicize decisions about next year on Tuesday

Previous administration funds more than $60,000 will be donated

UK’s five underclassmen — Anthony Davis, Michael KiddGilchrist, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague — will announced their NBA draft decision at a news conference on Tuesday, according to UK Athletics. AARON All five are expected to leave, SMITH as head coach John Calipari indicated last week. Kernel Calipari is scheduled to attend columnist the conference. Here’s the projected draft status of the five players (plus senior Darius Miller), according to three highly regarded sites, NBADraft.net, ESPN.com and DraftExpress.com:

By Rachel Aretakis raretakis@kykernel.com

Draft pick predictions Player Name

NBADraft.net Draft.com ESPN.com Projection Projection Projection

Anthony Davis Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Terrence Jones Marquis Teague Doron Lamb Darius Miller

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Excess SG money going to scholarships

1 2 12 25 30 Unlisted in the first round PHOTO BY MIKE WEAVER |STAFF

Freshmen Anthony Davis, left, and Marquis Teague, center, and senior Darius Miller are expected to enter the NBA draft.

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The Student Government Senate approved a constitutional amendment last Wednesday that will donate excess money from the budget to the general scholarship fund. Any funds more than $60,000 from the previous administration will be donated, said SG President Micah Fielden. “We think the best thing we can do is that if we have extra money,” Fielden said, “we should donate to student scholarships.” The left over money rolls over to the next administration’s budget. Senate President Annie Tiu said on average, there is a $60,000 turnover from year to year. “We didn’t want to make it so that we weren’t turning over enough (money), in case

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there’s a year with unexpected costs,” Tiu said. By allowing the next year’s administration to have the $60,000, it is enough cushion room in case something happens and the money is needed, she said. Each year the excess money varies from $10,000 to $120,000, Fielden said. “I don’t like spending money, especially unnecessarily,” he said. Fielden and Vice President Nikki Hurt have been discussing this for the past few months. Together with the Senate, they worked on a way to do something beneficial with the money. Tiu said the senators wanted to amend the Constitution so future administrations wouldn’t have too much extra money and make up new programs just to use the budget. “I just really think it’s See MONEY on page 2


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PROVOST Continued from page 1 forts and diversity on campus. Over the years, Subbaswamy has impressed faculty and staff with his work ethic. Mike Reid served on the search committee and recommended Subbaswamy as provost. Since, the two have worked together in various leadership positions. “My experience with Swamy is that he has a brilliant mind and a very incisive, thoughtful approach to prob-

lems,” Reid said. “He’s deeply committed to academic excellence … I’m especially appreciative for his loyalty and commitment to the university.” Journalism professor Buck Ryan, who is involved with UK’s Constitution Day, enjoys Subbaswamy’s insights. “Swamy was never better than when he spoke from the heart about the importance of the First Amendment,” Ryan said. Although Subbaswamy looks forward to advancing education and research at University of Massachusetts

Joined the UK physics faculty in 1978 Completed his Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics in 1976

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Completed his undergraduate studies in India and came to Indiana University as a graduate student in 1971

MONEY Continued from page 1 good so that new administrations will know every year how much money they are working with,” Tiu said. “As much as I support new student programs, we are going to have an increase of students coming to UK, so there will be an increase of the budget. Just because we have the money, doesn’t mean we need to make up programs for them.”

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Elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1989

Amherst, he said he will miss the spirit of the Big Blue Nation and the friends he’s made along his journey. “Of course I’ll be joining another community in Massachusetts, but this is one that I have a lot of affection for,” Subbaswamy said. Subbaswamy’s colleagues are as fond of him as he is of them. “I’ve really enjoyed interacting with Swamy. I still go to him for advice and opinion on academic matters,” Reid said. “I’m looking forward to a long and lasting friendship.”

Recruited away to join the University of Miami as the Dean of Arts and Sciences in 1997

Became the second Provost of the University of Kentucky on July 1, 2006

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Returned to Indiana University in July 2000 as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, remaining in that position until 2006.

Fielden said SG is conscious of the money it spends. “It’s good for people to know that the people who have been elected are being responsible and that we don’t just waste money,” Fielden said. “We don’t do stuff that is inappropriate.” Other than the scholarship fund, the money can also go to non-student groups, he said. Tiu said senators decided that the money could remain in SG if there is a

larger project that needs the money. Eight people have to unanimously agree on the project — the president, vice president, senate president and the five members of the summer senate. “We like that it’s a direct way of giving the money to the students to who it belongs to,” she said. “It takes it out of our hands, it’s not SGA’s (money) … our responsibility is to make sure that money goes back to the students somehow.”

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Actress may want out of show LOS ANGLELES — How much longer will the Dowager Countess of Grantham be hanging around Downton Abbey? That’s the question prompted by a report in Britain’s Daily Mail that Dame Maggie Smith wants out of “Downton Abbey” after its third season. According to the report, Smith asked series creator Julian Fellowes to write her acid-tongued character out of the series so she could return to her career on stage and screen. However, a representative for Carnival Film and Television Limited, co-producers of the hit PBS series says, “Series 3 is currently filming with Maggie along with the other cast. We do not comment on future story lines, however there is no truth in the story that Maggie is leaving the show.” What is assured is that someone will get written out of the show during the now-film-

Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Do simple work now. Travel through imaginative wordsmithing and literary projects, or the more literal kinds of exploration involving packing and tickets. Go. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Stick to simple work. It's easy to get distracted. Ground yourself in what you really love. Trust and remember that. Try a new route. Talk about what works. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — You won't be given more than you can handle. Discussion expands opportunities. A social contact proves to be very useful. Fulfill contractual obligations. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is an 8 — There's a problem you can figure out. Use newly acquired skills. There's no shortage of information. Expand your

ing season. “Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton was recently speaking to PBS supporters in Florida and revealed that the new season of “Downton Abbey,” taking place in the 1920s, would feature a birth and a death. “Somebody pretty key in the cast, unfortunately is not going to make it,” she said according to The Orlando Sentinel. She also addressed the status of Smith herself, whose on-set behavior doesn’t sound too far off from that of the Dowager Countess herself. According to Eaton, “Maggie Smith is a handful, it’s true. She’s very difficult. She knows her worth, and she’s tricky on the set, but she delivers when the time comes.” The new season, which will air in the U.S. in January 2013, will also feature Shirley MacLaine as the American mother of Lady Cora (played by Elizabeth McGovern).

options. Listen to your heart, and a loved one. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Your clever idea could turn into profit. Consider expanding it. Invest some time in a solid plan that inspires. Stick with tried-andtrue methods and cost-saving measures. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Friends ask for advice. Talk to yourself about ideals, and be true to yourself. Abundance can be yours, but you could get distracted. Get a plan, and stick to it. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Show generosity, and expand your efforts behind the scenes. Contact a defined market, and offer a solution. Optimism prevails. Explore new avenues. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Friends help you find your way around. Keep an optimistic outlook. Don't be afraid to ask for company and encouragement, but don't cling. Let go of attachment. It's okay.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — It's been busy lately. Quiet action gets the deadlines met. Take it easy ... home's the best place for you tonight. Catch up on some reading that feeds your soul. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — It's easy to get disoriented, especially in the morning. A partner helps you get grounded. Do the tasks you can handle yourself and save plenty. Rest up after. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 9 — Practice makes perfect, especially for the next couple of days. Be cool, you're attracting attention. Put your knowledge to good use. No excuses. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Despite distractions or chaos, expand in the direction that your love takes you. Do the work, with loving support, and succeed. A partner guides you. It may take focus. MCT

“Outrageous Sex Myths” showing on campus Goal is to raise awareness about sexual health By Hadley Stein features@kykernel.com

The UK Sexperts want to educate UK students on the subject of STDs and have come up with an entertaining way to provide the information. The movie “Outrageous Sex Myths,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Worsham Theater. The free 20 to 30 minute film is being shown in honor of National STD Awareness Month. The UK Sexperts, a group of UK students who raise awareness for sexual health and sexuality education on campus, say the movie is a great way to educate students about the month. The goal of this month is to bring to light the impact

of STDs and advocate for every year there are an estipeople across the U.S. to get mated 19 million new STD tested, according to the Cen- infections in the U.S. ter for Disease Control and Even though young peoPrevention website. ple only make up 25 percent There are, however, of the sexually experienced some differing opinions on population, nearly half of all the importance of the aware- STD cases exist in young ness month and movie show- people among ages 15 to 24, ing. according to the CDC. “I didn’t Although know it Guangenti may was STD not be attendawareness ing the showmonth and ing, she said What: “Outrageous Sex I don’t she believes Myths” showing think I these facts are When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. would atimportant and Where: Worsham Theater tend the s t u d e n t s Admission: free showing, should be because I made aware of already feel these statistics. pretty edu“I think the cated about STDs,” business movie is important so people management junior Theresa can understand how serious Guagenti said. STDs can be and need to According to the CDC, learn the facts,” she said.

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Correction An article in Monday’s Kernel incorrectly stated the number of calories in a dozen donuts. There are 2,400 calories, not 24,000. The Kernel regrets the error. To report an error, call the Kentucky Kernel at 257-1915 or e-mail tmoak@kykernel.com.


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letter to the editor

UK housing residents sweat out the weather GAZI M. HUDA Guest columnist

Twice every single year, we, the graduate housing residents, suffer in the exact same manner. Although we have weather forecasts for as long as 10 days prior, the respected housing officials fail to anticipate the warm or cool weather ahead every time. We, the residents, suffer the hot and cold weather for two weeks or so before helping them to make a decision. Since they are not proactive, they just wait for enough complaints and flip the heater or cooler as the system works one way or another. The irony is that those belated decisions usually come at a time when we actually don’t need them. By the time, the “responsible” people

wake up and show off that they are doing their “job,” they flip the air conditioner at a time when the residents don’t need it at all. They would prefer just the opposite.

Our predicament gets even worse with the “contract” stating that we are not supposed to use our own appliances, no heater-cooler, nothing.

come to a “decision” and flip the air conditioner to cool only. Therefore, the residents have no heating for the last couple of weeks when every night the temperature is below the 40s, if not the 30s. Our predicament gets even worse with the “contract” stating that we are not supposed to use our own appliances, no heater-cooler, nothing. So we have to live through the chilly or hot temperatures, no matter what. You may just re-read the same story when winter arrives: just replace the word “cold” with “hot” and yes, we end up having the heater turned on when the temperature is above the 80s.

Once again this year, we survived a week of hot temperature. As soon as it is getting cold, the housing officials

Gazi M. Huda is a fourth year electrical engineering graduate student and a research assistant for the department of electrical and computer engineering. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

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Writers & Interns Wanted: Lexington based Internet company seeks writing staff. Applicants should be familiar with social media, ebusiness and/or technology. Visit WebProNews.com for examples. This is a great opportunity to earn extra cash while building your resume/portfolio. We are also accepting applications for internships across our company for Spring. Send resume with writing samples to jobs@ientry.com and/or call 859-514-2720 to schedule an interview. YMCA is looking for group leaders/counselors for our before/afterschool programs and summer camps. Download a job application at: www.ymcaofcentralky.org. Contact Jamie Massie, Staff Development Director, (859) 226-0393 or jmassie@ymcaofcentralky.org

Lost & Found FOUND: A White iPod shuffle was found near the Whitehall Classroom Building on a sidewalk on Wednesday, January 18th around noon. Call 859-955-0123. FOUND: Long-hair, beagle-size female dog with UK collar. Found in Chevy Chase area. Call 233-0044, Lexington Humane Society. Found: 01/23 - Beaded Bracelet at Limestone and Virginia. Call 859-361-0770. LOST: Gold Apartment Key. Lost along Prall Street or by the Business Building, Wednesday morning, between 9:00am-9:30am. It has a rubber cover, shaped like a cupcake, over the top part. If found, Please contact 859-866-1991. LOST: Set of multiple keys on an empty UK I.D. holder. Lost around campus. Please call 270-590-3629. LOST: UK keychain with 5 keys on it, around campus/Two Keys area. Please call 606-219-7920.

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UK baseball falls to No. 2 in rankings Despite its series win at nation will face each other Arkansas over the weekend, this weekend in Lexington. the UK baseball team fell to But before that, the Cats No. 2 in the Collegiate take on the University of Baseball weekly poll on Cincinnati at Cliff Hagan Monday. Stadium on Tuesday. The Cats’ 12-0 loss to UK beat the Bearcats on Louisville on Wednesday the road last month, 10-7. combined Since that game, with new UC has a 4-12 No. 1 record, losing L S U ’ s each Big East sweep of series it has Who: Kentucky vs UC Alabama played. When: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. l i k e l y The team Where: Cliff Hagan Stadium swayed the ranks in the pollsters. top-10 nationT h e ally in nearly Cats reevery offensive mained category, inNo. 3 in cluding hits, the Baseruns, slugging ball Ameripercentage, ca poll and doubles and on fell one spot to No. 3 in the base percentage. This year’s USA Today/ESPN Coaches batting average at this point poll. in the season is .317 UK (32-5, 11-4 SEC) and Tuesday’s game against LSU are tied for the best UC will begin at 6:30 p.m. at conference record in the Cliff Hagan Stadium. PHOTO BY BRANDON GOODWIN | STAFF SEC. Senior infielder Thomas McCarthy slides into home during UK’s final game of its series at home against South Carolina on March 18. The top two teams in the STAFF REPORT

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UK linebacker to fill Winston Guy’s shoes Freshman understands the position By Cody Porter cporter@kykernel.com

Last football season paved the way for then new UK defensive coordinator Rick Minter to install his defense, which included a hybrid linebacker position. Coming off a season that saw him struggle, senior Winston Guy took to the role and thrived. His 120 tackles were second on the team and in the SEC, only trailing teammate senior Danny Trevathan. Now looking toward success in the NFL, UK head coach Joker Phillips and his staff have eyes on another instate guy to replace the ball hawk that was Guy. “Everybody is replaceable. Everybody better understand that,” Phillips said before spring practice began in March. Attempting to fill the void

left by Guy is redshirt freshman Miles Simpson. His name is one that many who follow football in Kentucky will probably recognize, but his accomplishments, when recruited by UK at Simon Kenton, came as a running back. But weight gain and practice have helped transform Simpson into one of the bright spots of the spring. Since signing with the Cats, Simpson has grown from his 195-pound weight then to 228-pounds when the Cats were allowed back into action at the Nutter Training Facility in early March. Although he may be replacing Guy, the freshman’s body now reflects a player more similar to the likes of Trevathan. Because Minter uses a 34 defensive package, the role that Simpson is taking on isn’t one that is widely seen.

Simpson said it is basically a down safety that plays in and out of the box. “You play a little bit of coverage and you play up in the box so you have to be big enough to go down and handle those 300 pounders coming on you,” he said, “but you have to be quick enough to go handle the receiver.” During the 2011 season, Simpson made an appearance in 10 games backing up Guy, collecting five tackles in his limited action. Simpson will have a chance to flourish in the role Guy had for just one year. “It’s hard to compare. They’re not the same player or the same athlete, but he’s doing a good job for us,” Minter said. “He understands the position pretty well and he’s farther along ‘cause he’s in the package for the second year so the knowledge helps him.” Following last Saturday’s

scrimmage at Commonwealth Stadium, Phillips said, “Miles Simpson, who is playing Winston’s position, makes big plays for us. We play (defensive newcomers) in coverage, we play them coming off the edge and in blitz.” Simpson said it’s been somewhat tough learning the spot because of his familiarity with the offensive side of the ball, but he’s “learning to be more aggressive.” “I’m getting it now. Coach (Chuck) Smith is a great coach,” he said. “He’s showing me the ropes and Coach Minter is a plus in that too.” Some of the things coaches are assisting with are what Simpson referred to as some of his weaknesses, such as “being more physical when receivers come on the ball.” “I like to just catch and run with them, but I need to learn to be more physical,” he said. UK linebacker coach Chuck Smith said Simpson is

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A fashionable farewell Columnist signs off after 3 years of designers, trends, styles SHELISA MELENDEZ Kernel columnist

Fashion cannot be explained nor defined; it simply is. It is the love of fashion that draws thousands of industry executives and celebrities to different cities and countries to watch models walk down a runway sporting the newest trends, all in celebration of a week that revolves around nothing short of just that — fashion. It is through the love of fashion that one can express his or her innermost personality and convey it to the world without feeling like a product of convention. It is the love of fashion that causes thousands of editors, photographers, reporters and stylists to get paid a lot less than they probably should for the amount of hours spent in meetings, photo shoots and run thrus. And it is due to the love of fashion that I decided to start a fashion column at the Kernel.

Three years ago, I decided to share “the love of fashion” with UK’s campus; and despite what you may believe, fashion is incorporated into our everyday lives. My purpose for Common Thread has always been to share the many different facets within the industry and show that it consists of more than Versace, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Although major designer labels are responsible for mass amounts of press during fashion week, it is the Targets and H&Ms of the world that are making fashion much more affordable and buzzworthy. Throughout these three years, Common Thread has addressed the latest in fashion news — from the royal wedding to fashionable sponges that add flare to your kitchen sink. No matter if you’re from a small town in eastern Kentucky, or a major city like Chicago, fashion is what you want it to be. Trends come and go each season; eventually making their way back around just a few years later. But, it is the true fashionista who walks to the beat of her own runway song and creates her own trends. The greatest trendsetters don’t care what others think when they get dressed in the morning, just ask Betsey Johnson! As I prepare for graduation and the start of the next chapter in my life (working

for a very fashionable company … exciting I know), I hope that in both your remaining years at UK and years to come after, you allow

yourself to try new and even old trends. But I ultimately challenge you to find the common thread in it all.

easy to coach. “What makes him good is the fact that he is a smart kid, he is a heady kid, he's coachable, he works on what you tell him to work on and you can see that after 10 practices he gets progressively better and better and better at the position,” Smith said. Guy’s effect on Simpson has yet to have an opportunity to be seen on the field, but he says he has studied tape of the soon-to-be NFL player. “I used to watch how (Guy) was really violent with his hands when he was trying

to get off blocks. I try to mirror that because that’s another weakness,“ Simpson said. “He’d always come in there swinging his arms. He was fast enough to get past them, but if he got caught up he would always be using his arm.” Having the opportunity to play for three more years in a system that he is growing into thanks to a skilled tutor makes his future bright, Minter said. “His experience will get better and better all the time,” Minter said.


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