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UK grad argues case at Supreme Court Adair Co. native represented Lexmark this case, false advertising. Loy said if the case leads to the Lanham Act beNot many attorneys get ing interpreted in a way to argue in front of the which would make false Supreme Court. It’s consid- advertising suits easier to ered a top honor, one that a file, companies may be less Lexington attorney and UK likely to release information law school graduate had in out of fear of being sued. December. “Our position was that Steven Loy, 45, is one we want to encourage the of only a handful of attor- free flow of information,” neys from Lexington who Loy said. “You don’t want have argued in front of the businesses to be afraid of U.S. Supreme Court, he putting even true informasaid. tion out there.” “It is not an There was a opportunity that is three-way split belikely to come tween the lower along again,” said circuit courts’ rulLoy, an Adair ings, which Loy County native. said may have conLoy earned a tributed to the degree in educacase’s selection. Steven Loy tion in 1991 and Despite the graduated from long wait for the UK law school in 1994. He ruling, the honor is one that is currently a member with will always be a part of Stoll, Keenon and Ogden, a Loy’s career. full-service law firm that The Supreme Court represents clients in cases only hears about 80 cases involving everything from per year, so being a part of immigration to equine liti- one of those cases is a rarity gation. in itself, Loy said. A ruling may come in There are lawyers in late spring or early summer, Washington, D.C., who which is the normal turn- train specifically to argue around for a Supreme Court cases for the Supreme Case, he said. Court, Loy said, and often a Loy argued on the be- client will transfer a case to half of Lexmark Interna- someone in that area if the tional, Inc. in December. court agrees to hear it. The case, Lexmark InternaProfessor Paul Salational, Inc. v. Static Control manca of the UK College Components, Inc., dealt of Law was one of many with claims that Lexmark experts who helped Loy made misrepresentations in prepare. connection with its printer Salamanca would ask cartridge return program, he Loy questions that he was said. likely to hear in court so The case deals mostly “when he got to Washingwith the Lanham Act, he ton, if he was lucky, he added, a statute of law that wouldn’t get any questions involves trademarks and, in See LOY on page 2 By Anne Halliwell

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Alyssa Klein, 21, holds up a sign for LGBT fairness during the Fairness Coalition Rally at the Kentucky State Capitol on Wednesday.

A fight for fairness Kentuckians rally in Frankfort to oppose sexual discrimination By Will Wright wwright@kykernel.com

Frankfort resident Patty Brooks chanted and cheered in the rotunda of the state Capitol on Wednesday in hopes of helping her son find equality. Brooks was among a crowd chanting, “What do we want? Fairness! When do we want it? Now!” just a flight of steps below the Kentucky Senate and House of Representa-

tives. Brooks and the others were pushing for House Bill 171 and Senate Bill 140, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in the state. The rally came to the capital a week after a federal judge ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state. There is no state law in Kentucky banning discrimina-

Construction worker suffers critical injury Accident occurred at Haggin Hall By Nick Gray ngray@kykernel.com

A Messer Construction employee working on the new Haggin Hall was taken to UK Chandler Hospital Wednesday with critical, life-threatening injuries after being hit in the head with a sheet of plywood. The worker, a 24-yearold man, was lying unconscious in the courtyard when police arrived, UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said. He was wearing a hard hat at the time of the accident.

A crane was lifting the plywood to the roof when it fell, possibly because of wind, Monroe said. Police and fire fighters were called to the scene around 11:50 a.m. UK would not provide the condition of the worker without his name, which they also declined to provide. Messer Construction was unable to be reached for comment. Construction for the residence hall began this summer, and the residence hall is projected to be open for residents in the fall.

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A construction worker was injured when a piece of plywood fell from a crane on Wednesday. Police were called to the scene.

Chris Hartman, Fairness Campaign director, started a chant during the rally: “What do we want? Fairness! When do we want it? Now!” tion based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but Lexington, Morehead, Louisville, Vicco, Frankfort and Covington have passed local non-discrimination ordinances. Students from Eastern

Kentucky University, Morehead State University and various Kentucky high schools mixed with other people from the accross Commonwealth, including Brooks, to push their cause. See FAIRNESS on page 2

These Cats mirror 2010-11 Final Four team Calipari’s second team struggled in SEC play, took off in February DAVID SCHUH

Kernel columnist

It’s difficult to compare UK basketball against its past these days. The constant roster turnover makes it nearly impossible to measure one team against another, at least from a personnel productivity standpoint. But I’m going to do it anyway. The current team, on Feb. 20, still has a real chance to make the Final Four. The reason? A similar team did it just three years ago. The 2010-11 UK team was an aberration from what fans expected. Coming off head coach John Calipari’s first UK team that lost in the Elite Eight, Cats fans had suddenly grown accustomed to near-perfection. The one problem is they still had to play the games, and they didn’t quite go as planned. That season three years ago started pretty well. UK lost only two games in non-

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conference play and beat the University of Louisville by 15. But conference play wasn’t as smooth. The Cats didn’t like to leave home. They finished SEC play 2-6 on the road, even after winning their season finale at the University of Tennessee. And five of the six losses were by less than five points. They couldn’t win close games, especially away from Rupp Arena. Fast-forward to this year, where the most highly-touted recruiting class in history expected to coast through the regular season with relative ease. But again, UK’s results didn’t meet the hype. The Cats have lost six games so far, five of which were by five points or fewer. See the correlation yet? Neither team had the experience to close games. They had a few upperclassmen in 2010-11, yes, but none contributed enough down the stretch to provide a steadying confidence. The 2010-11 team lost its final game of the regular season on Feb. 26 at the Univer-

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See SCHUH on page 2 Brandon Knight and the 2010-11 Cats caught fire in late-February.

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US bobsled duo wins silver medal after finishing with worst run Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams were in first place entering finals By Bill Plaschke Los Angeles Times (MCT)

SOCHI, Russia — They skidded and scrapped and careened from the history books into a scrunched heap at the end of cold track. Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers stayed squeezed in their sled, stunned, while Canadian gold medalists Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse danced to the end of the stands to hug their families. “Hopefully America will forgive me,” Meyers said. Williams and Meyers huddled against a fence before the ensuing flower ceremony, mourning, while the Canadians hugged and kissed and posed in front of them. A security guard, as if trying to ease the American pain, stepped in front of both groups and ordered everyone to stop taking photos. “Anytime you’re that close and you can taste it, and you don’t come down with the result, it hurts a little bit,” Meyers said. It was arguably the most shocking, disappointing final minute of any competition in these Olympics. With fire-

works raging in the background and headlines waiting to be written, the U.S. women’s bobsled team blew a seemingly certain gold medal Wednesday at the Sanki Sliding Center when its final run was its worst and allowed the Canadians to slide past by one-tenth of a second. One cold breath. One chatter of teeth. One whoosh of a 400-pound tin can. “It was hard to watch,” said U.S. teammate Aja Evans. It was even harder to fathom, this compelling script ending so icily. In one dull skid, Williams’ chances of being the first woman to win a gold medal in Winter and Summer Olympics were gone, as was Williams and Meyers’ opportunity to bePHOTO BY MARK REIS | COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE/MCT come only the third and The USA bobsled team of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams celefourth black gold-medal win- brate their silver medal finish during the Olympics on Wednesday. ners in the Winter Olympics. All that remained was a “I made some mistakes, take satisfaction that her missilver medal, which is a wonderful medal, except when and those mistakes cost us,” takes were not from lack of effort. you’re one run, one moment, Meyers said. They entered Wednesday “It’s about going out one-tenth of a second from a historic gold. It’s a safe guess evening solidly in first place there and doing everything that even the bronze medal- on a fair sliding track where you can to fight for your ists, the U.S. team of Evans nobody entering the final country, and I fought every single second of that run,” and Jamie Greubel, would be night has blown that lead. Meyers said she could she said. sleeping better.

Facebook could pay $16 billion for WhatsApp mobile messenger More than 450 million people use service monthly By Jessica Guynn Los Angeles Times (MCT)

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. has agreed to buy popular mobile messaging company WhatsApp Inc. for about $16 billion in cash and stock, the giant social network said Wednesday. WhatsApp’s current owners would get $4 billion in cash and about $12 billion in Facebook shares. In addition, $3 billion in re-

stricted stock units would be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees. The stock units would vest over four years after the deal closes. If it goes through, the blockbuster deal would hand Facebook a mobile messaging service that is especially popular with young people. More than 450 million people use the service each month. It’s currently adding more than 1

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Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman said the Lexington fairness ordinance may have contributed to a small UK student turnout at the rally. Some students going to school in Lexington, where there is a fairness ordinance don’t know there’s more work to be done, Hartman said. “They may not know that their siblings across the state who are LGBT can still be vulnerable to legal discrimination.” The presence of college students comes and goes with the leadership of the university’s LGBT organizations, Hartman said. “We’d certainly love to see more UK students involved in the rallies,” he said. “I think that all Kentuckians who support fairness have a responsibility to do all they can.”

SCHUH Continued from page 1 sity of Arkansas. From that point on, it won every game until its eventual defeat in the national semifinal to the University of Connecticut. Yet there is one key difference between the two teams: these Cats are better. They’re bigger, faster and more talented, and it really isn’t

million new users each day. In a statement, Facebook said the combination would help accelerate growth and user engagement for both companies. “WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, said in a statement announcing the deal. “I’ve known Jan for a long

Despite few UK students, the rally was one of the largest in Hartman’s recent memory. “It sends a strong message that the support for fairness is there,” he said. “I think (banning discrimination) would show that we, Kentucky, are open to new ideas and all people,” Brooks said. Being gay in Kentucky was difficult for her son, she said, but she does believe that change can come. “We’ve seen it in race relations,” Brooks said. “But I think hearts and minds take a long time to change.” Coming to the capitol is a vital part of creating that change, said Greg Capillo, a Lexington resident who comes to Frankfort multiple times a week to rally for various causes. “Normally, these halls are quiet,” Capillo said. “I go to Frankfort because if I’m not here I’m worried who is going to show up.” close. That’s a good thing to have, but it isn’t everything. The team has to gel like Brandon Knight and his teammates did at this point in the season. A rocky, albeit comfortable win on the road on Tuesday was a start. But the rest of the SEC schedule is crucial. It’s so hard to repeat history at UK. These Cats have the chance to do it, but it has to start soon. Who knows, it may already have.

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time and I’m excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected.” The announcement said that Jan Koum, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO, would join Facebook’s board. WhatsApp's messaging product and Facebook’s existing Messenger app will continue to operate as stand-alone applications, Facebook said. Facebook had previously twice tried to buy another popular messaging app, Snapchat.

LOY Continued from page 1 he hadn’t had,” he said. Salamanca worked as a Supreme Court clerk for Justice David Souter from 1990-91, who was replaced by current Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sala-

Football assistant takes LSU job

Special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto has resigned, UK Athletics spokesperson Tony Neely confirmed on Wednesday. The Baton Rouge Advocate and The Times-Picayune reported on Tuesday that Peveto would be re-joining the staff at Louisiana State University. Peveto finished his 27th year coaching college football

last season. He won a national championship as an assistant at LSU in 2007. He left LSU in 2008 and was the head coach at Northwestern State University from 2009-12. He joined UK head coach Mark Stoops in 2013 as the safeties coach and special teams coordinator. STAFF REPORT

Pussy Riot members detained near Sochi Russian band questioned by police By William Douglas McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

SOCHI, Russia — Two members of the controversial Russian punk band Pussy Riot were detained for three hours Tuesday and questioned by Russian police about an alleged theft near the 2014 Winter Olympics. Band members Nadezha Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, and at least seven activists and journalists, were picked up at a McDonald’s in the Sochi suburb of Adler around 2 p.m. by plainclothes officers, according to Amnesty International’s Moscow office. The group collectively was accused of a theft that allegedly occurred in a nearby hotel, said Damely Aitkhozhina, an Amnesty International researcher in Moscow. She said Tuesday’s detention was the third time in three days that the band members, migrant and environmental rights activists and journalists from Russia’s independent Rain TV, were held by Russian authorities. “We were detained on the 16th at 7:00, spent 10 hours with FSB (Russia’s Federal Security Service) on the 17th, and today (we are) in a paddy wagon, accused of theft,” Tolokonnikova wrote on her Twitter account. Pussy Riot was in Sochi to shoot a video for a song they wrote for the Winter Olympics called “Putin Will

manca said he watched many arguments in the Supreme Court. Loy’s family went with him to D.C. to hear the case. “We very much enjoyed it,” said his father, Marshall Loy. Marshall Loy graduated from UK with a law degree in 1966. “It’s a very high honor for any attorney to appear

Teach You to Love Your Motherland.” “Police claimed that in the hotel there was a theft. They were detained in connection with the theft,” Amnesty’s Aithozhina said. “We don’t know if they will be charged with anything, but the theft gave them (police) cause for detention” The Pussy Riot members were freed from prison in January under amnesty granted by Putin prior to the start of the Winter Games. The band members had been serving two-year terms for “hooliganism” related to an anti-Putin song performed in February 2012 at Moscow’s main cathedral. Tuesday’s detention comes on the heels of Russian officials ejecting a transgender former member of Italy’s parliament after she demonstrated against a law Putin signed last June that prohibits individuals from promoting “homosexual behavior” and “spreading propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” among minors. IOC spokeman Matt Adams said that the Olympic venues aren’t “the place for demonstrations, whether sympathetic or not, and this one does split opinions around the world.” “We would ask anyone to make their case somewhere else and not in the Olympic Park and the Olympic venues,” Adams said.

in front of the Supreme Court,” Marshall Loy said. “We’re very proud of him.” Loy believes that his career has been marked by this event, as well. “It was a wonderful experience,” Loy said. “On a personal level, it was challenging, yet the most enjoyable thing I’ve ever done as a lawyer.”

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Cats hoping to build off of consecutive wins Hoops welcomes No. 4 South Carolina By Tyler Spanyer tspanyer@kykernel.com

UK Hoops won in Knoxville, Tenn., for the first time in 29 years on Sunday. That historic win set up an epic battle against the SECleading University of South Carolina on Thursday as UK looks to beat a top-10 team in consecutive games. UK is fighting with four other teams for the fourth place spot in the SEC. The top four teams during the regular season gain a bye in the SEC Tournament. South Carolina (23-2, 11-1 SEC) is all but guaranteed a bye. These two teams met on Jan. 9 in Columbia, S.C., with the No. 5 Gamecocks prevailing, 68-59. That game was near the start of a month-long skid that has the Cats fighting for that final bye. “(It’s) another big challenge for us,” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “We need to work hard and see if we can even up the season series Thursday night.” Last week UK cruised past the University of Mississippi and rallied past Tennessee for its first consecutive wins since mid-January. UK averaged 91.5 points in the two wins. “(We) should be playing confident,” Mitchell said. “They played very well (last week) and should be confident coming into this game.” Junior guard Jennifer O’Neill was named SEC Player of the Week for her performance last week. O’Neill averaged a teamhigh 25.5 points in the two wins during that span. She leads the team in scoring at 13.4 points per game and has 18 games in double-figures

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UK senior guard Jennifer O’Neill was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 25.5 points per game in two wins last week.

this season. “Jen is in a groove right now,” junior guard Bria Goss said. “She is playing really confident, and I personally think every shot she puts up is going in.” Senior forward DeNesha Stallworth came one rebound shy of her third consecutive double-double on Sunday. In her last three games she has averaged 16.7 points and 11 rebounds per game. South Carolina is led by sophomore guard Tiffany Mitchell who averages 15.3 points and a team-high 3.6 assists per game. Mitchell is joined by junior forward

Aleighsa Welch who averages 13.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. “South Carolina has really talented players,” Mitchell said. “And they’re playing really well right now. It’s going to be tough for us.”

Next Game Who: UK vs. Universtiy of South Carolina When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Memorial Coliseum Televised: FSN

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UK’s campus needs more vegetarian options ELEANORE HASKEN

Kernel columnist

As a seven-year vegetarian, I know that finding a place to eat with good vegetarian options is a pipe dream. But I figured UK’s campus would do its best to cater to different dietary needs. Unfortunately, after going to many of the restaurants on UK’s main campus I’ve found that I’m better off bringing my lunch. As an off-campus upperclassman, I decided to limit this assessment of UK vegetarian meals to restaurants on the main part of campus. This excludes Blazer, Commons and Ovids — If I’m going from class to class, chances are I do not have time to gallivant across campus to a buffet where meal swipes are the norm. These places may have better options, but for someone in my position it is an inconvenience. The first thing I noticed about almost all of the campus restaurants is if I want a hot vegetarian meal, I better hope I’m in the mood for either a Firenza panini or a

grilled cheese. Every restaurant that offers vegetarian meals offers a Firenza panini, while grilled cheeses are a rare treat. While I have nothing against a Firenza panini, I would love to have more versatility in my sandwich options. Only Blue Chips Café offered a Caprese panini (a mozzerella, basil and tomato sandwich), which I know is a very popular option among vegetarians and meat-eaters, alike. Although I applaud UK’s campus for trying something new, a pretzel bun combined with pesto aioli is not something I would go out of my way to ever try again. I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time, but I have to admit, my ears still perk at the offer of a fresh green salad. But a salad is such a copout. When a restaurant hasn’t give n any thought to vegetarians, they put a salad out as a consolation. Some of the nicest places have served me some of the worst salads. UK has been no exception. I have zero incentive to spend my money on half-dead salad leaves, like the ones I’ve gotten from UK dining. Only Ag Deli allowed for the customization of a sand-

wich, where the meat-based toppings included hummus, a popular item for both vegetari ans and omnivores. Why can’t more restaurants do the same? I challenge UK to offer more foods for vegetarians. Meat eaters are given amazing options for food, like this Chick-fil-A I hear so much about. I can’t be the only one on campus who would love to see more vegetarian options. What harm would there be in opening an allvegetarian on-campus restaurant? To be a healthier campus – like we strive to be – shouldn’t we open the door for more healthy options? With UK’s decision to privatize campus dining, this is the opportunity to open up the door to the possibility of more vegetarian options. I hope UK will turn the doorknob. Eleanor Hasken is the Kernel’s assistant photo editor and the editor of The Kentuckian. Her column appears weekly in the Kernel. Email ehasken@kykernel.com.

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DanceBlue is a one-of-a-kind student experience ROSHAN PALLI

Contributing columnist

This weekend, students from across campus will join together in a representation of the very best of UK: DanceBlue. This 24-hour marathon brings people together unlike anything else at our university. It is something to be proud of, something that shows both our desire to give back to our community and the strength and unity of our many seemingly separate circles. Everyone knows about DanceBlue. It has done so much good that it would take an entire article to list. DanceBlue principally supports the Golden Matrix Fund, which benefits the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic

patients and families. Last year DanceBlue raised more than $1 million for the first time, and since 2006, they have raised more than $5.1 million. They have made a tangible impact, funding social workers, providing salary support for other professionals and helping families through tough times. The virtue in helping children during this difficult period in their lives cannot be overstated. Meanwhile, the event continues to benefit us all. Some people have criticized UK for being too divided, but when it comes to DanceBlue, we all become one in pursuit of a common goal. Greek, academic, religious, service, and social organizations all register immensely successful teams, and completely unaffiliated students can participate as well. Students aren’t the only ones helping out. Alumni support is at an all-time high. This past week alone there

were alumni events in New York City and San Diego, spreading our cause from coast to coast. The Staff Senate has been more involved as well, helping to promote DanceBlue events and fundraisers. This points toward the strengthening support of our expanded community, and serves as a way to bring more people back, not just for DanceBlue, but to UK itself. These are just words on paper, but the feeling of dancing on your feet for 24 hours is really something else and I cannot wait to do it again this year. It is one of the best experiences for students, and one of the best causes for our university and our community. And that is one great combination.

Roshan Palli is the student government president. His column appears weekly in the Kernel. Email opinions@ kykernel.com.

At least 25 dead in Ukraine as president alleges coup By Sergei L. Loiko Los Angeles Times (MCT)

KIEV, Ukraine — As the death toll in Kiev’s violent political confrontation rose dramatically to at least 25 Wednesday, Ukraine’s embattled President Victor Yanukovich laid blame for the violence on protest leaders and threatened a tough response.

Pointing to continued clashes in Kiev’s Independence Square Wednesday morning, Yanukovich accused the opposition of a coup attempt. “Without any mandate from the people, acting illegally and violating the constitution of Ukraine these, so to say, politicians tried to seize power by resorting to pogroms, arsons and mur-

PHOTO BY SERGEI L. LOIKO | LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT

A protestor hurls a cobblestone toward police forces storming Independence Square in central Kiev, Ukraine on Wednesday.

ders,” Yanukovich said in a televised speech. “They crossed the line when they called upon the people to take up arms. This is a flagrant violation of law.” Meanwhile, several thousand riot police were still trying to storm the burning barricades of the protesters’ tent camp in Independence Square Wednesday morning. Police shot teargas, stun grenades and rubber bullets at the protesters who responded in kind by hurling cobblestones and Molotov cocktails at police. Yanukovich tried to take advantage of the situation and crash the resistance camp in central Kiev overnight, but he also demonstrated that he doesn’t have enough forces to do so, Karasyov noted. “Now we are in for a prolonged violent confrontation unless Yanukovich makes more concessions and calls early elections of both parliament and president,” he said.

Grad Salute offers graduation prep for seniors By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com

Seniors can register for commencement, purchase a cap and gown and see if they have met graduation requirements next week. The UK Alumni Association will host Grad Salute at the King Alumni House from Tuesday to Friday next week between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. “(Grad Salute) is basically a one-stop shop for everything they need for commencement,” said Meg Phillips, the coordinator of Grad Salute. “It makes graduation easier for them when they’ve taken care of the necessary steps.” Several student organizations will have booths for students to learn about the requirements for graduation as well as vendors selling class rings and yearbooks,

according to the UK Alumni Association website. The Registrar’s Office will have a booth for students to check if their degree application is filled out correctly and answer any questions students might have about things such as GPA or diploma arrival times. Some students come through and realize that they haven’t even begun the process of graduating yet, said Jennifer Brown, a staff member at the Registrar’s Office. “It’s important that (students) come through to verify their information is in the system and make sure it’s correct,” Brown said. “If it’s not, it can greatly delay the graduation process.” Grad Salute is the only time that students will be able to take graduation portraits, Kentuckian Editor Eleanor Hasken. Caps and

gowns will be provided for portraits, but will have to be purchased to be used in the graduation ceremony. The traditional cap, gown and tassel costs about $45 for undergraduate students while the Kentuckian yearbook costs $20, Hasken said. “I plan on going,” Anna Harris said, an integrated strategic communication and Spanish senior. “I think it’s great that the university offers something like this for students.”

if you go What: Grad Salute When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday - Friday Where: King Alumni House

Student Center lecture will highlight immigration

A presentation in the Student Center on Friday will discuss inequality and obstacles that immigrants face. The College of Arts and Sciences, the Passport to the World: Viva Mexico program and the Department of Anthropology are sponsoring the presentation. Ruth Gomberg-Munoz from Loyola University of Chicago will present research on the process of becoming an American citizen with regards to ethnicity, gender and class, according to the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Gomberg-Munoz will give her presentation in room 211 of the Student Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday. “She takes her knowledge of anthropology … and applies that to realworld issues: among them, immigration,” said Chris Pool, a professor with the anthropology department. Pool expects that students in virtually all majors should be able to find value in the presentation. “Immigration is a huge topic these days, just generally … people on all sides of the issue hopefully want to treat (immigrants) with dignity,” Pool said. “We

need to recognize that they are here for reasons that most people will understand.” STAFF REPORT

if you go What: “The Limits of Legal Status: Immigration Reform and Persistent Inequality in the United States” When: 4:30 p.m., Friday Where: Student Center, room 211 Admission: Free

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