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Check out the ASUP Voters’ Pamphlet on page 7

UP requires more theology classes than Notre Dame Faith and Fellowship, page 12

THE BEACON Vol. 111, Issue 18


Thursday February 18, 2010


Hannah Gray Staff Writer Three weeks ago, senior Scott Larkoski came back to his car to ÂżQG D WLFNHW RQ WKH ZLQGVKLHOG The $25 ticket was for improper display of a UP parking permit. Larkoski and his roommate carpool, but they often switch whose car they take. So they put the permit on the dash, instead of sticking it on the lower left side of the windshield, which is the required spot of the parking permit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone gets a citation, they have three choices: choose to pay the citation, choose to not pay the citation or appeal the citation,â&#x20AC;? said Harold BurkeSivers, the director of Public Safety. Since Larkoski didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe the ticket was reasonable, he ÂżOOHGRXWDQDSSHDOIRUPWKURXJK Public Safety. A couple of weeks later, he pleaded his case to the members RI WKH 7UDIÂżF $SSHDOV %RDUG which found Larkoski guilty, EXW FDQFHOHG KLV ÂżQH ZLWK WKH understanding that he would stick the parking permit to the required spot in the future. 7KH 7UDIÂżF $SSHDOV %RDUG a volunteer-based group made up of UP staff members and one student, convenes monthly, and makes decisions independently of Public Safety, according to Heidi .HOOHU D PHPEHU RI WKH 7UDIÂżF Appeals Board and director of Student Accounts.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Public Safety people have no Neighborhood Association to enforced to ensure the residents Safety, which then e-mails the LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHRQRXUGHFLVLRQ´.HOOHU enforce such spots â&#x20AC;&#x201C; North of the homes have a place to park, individuals to notify them of the said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell us anything Willamette Boulevard and North according to Burke-Sivers. decisions. about the cases we have.â&#x20AC;? Princeton Street between North %XUNH6LYHUV VDLG WUDIÂżF 7KH 7UDIÂżF $SSHDOV %RDUG However, Public Safety does Olin Avenue and North Wall violations are enforced because KDVWKHDXWKRULW\WRUHGXFHÂżQHV produce the permits to park on Avenue, as well as North Warren it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be fair if one person H[HPSW ÂżQHV NHHS WKH ÂżQH DV LV campus, administers the tickets Street and North Willamette Lane paid for a permit and others did RU GRXEOH WKH ÂżQH DFFRUGLQJ WR and provides appeal forms, between North Monteith Avenue not. The cost of permits ranges Keller. according to Burke-Sivers. and North Wall Avenue. from $50 to $200, depending on â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would never double a 7UDIÂżF YLRODWLRQ ÂżQHV UDQJH â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to create a good location and circumstances. See Court, page 4 from $25-$195, depending on the rapport with our neighbors,â&#x20AC;? After the appeals go to the severity of the violation. Burke-Sivers said. 7UDIÂżF$SSHDOV%RDUGWKHERDUG 7KHÂżQHLVIRUSDUNLQJLQ The two â&#x20AC;&#x153;no parkingâ&#x20AC;? areas are reports its rulings to Public a spot reserved for the disabled without a disabled person parking permit. 2WKHU ÂżQHV are for speeding, parking in ÂżUH ODQHV DQG careless driving, according to Burke-Sivers. Parking is enforced between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days only. In addition to on-campus parking, there are two off-campus â&#x20AC;&#x153;no parkingâ&#x20AC;? locations that Public Safety enforces. While those areas include streets that are technically public, Public Safety has an Erica Ellingsen | THE BEACON agreement From left, senior Scott Larkoski appeals his ticket to members of the Traffic Appeals Board, Schoenfeldt Hall Director with the Jonathan Serimenti, Director of Student Accounts Heidi Keller and junior Jeff Hundahl.

ASUP Executive Board candidates vie for votes Rosemary Peters Design Editor

About 100 students poured into Mago Hunt rehearsal hall Tuesday to get information about next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ASUP election. Among other things, they learned that this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student government races are essentially a case of ASUP insiders versus outsiders, who tout their lack of ASUP experience as an advantage. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;sizzleâ&#x20AC;? of the night came when candidates for president and vice president made their speeches. On one side: presidential candidate Colin Dorwart and his vice presidential running mate Katie Scally. Both are juniors and have been ASUP senators for three years. On the other side: presidential candidate Suzann Corrado and her vice presidential running mate, Emily Rizzo. Like their opponents, they are juniors. However, they have less ASUP experience, which they hope will work in their favor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neither of us is rooted in old ASUP traditions,â&#x20AC;? Rizzo said,

referring to herself and Corrado. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a new outlook, new initiatives and a new attitude.â&#x20AC;? Corrado suggested this fresh perspective would improve the relationship between ASUP and the student body.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If elected, I promise to put into place a student-run and student-centric community,â&#x20AC;? Corrado said. Corradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Rizzoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s platform is based on three principles: social, economic and

environmental accountability. According to Rizzo and &RUUDGRWKHLUÂżUVWJRDOLVWRPHQG what they see as the tarnished relationship between ASUP and See ASUP, page 3

Bell Tower ringing spurs resolution Bruce Garlinghouse Staff Writer On the University of Portland Web site, the Bell Tower Plaza is described as a place that â&#x20AC;&#x153;represents the most explicitly sacred place on campus.â&#x20AC;? However, in recent months, the Bell Tower, has become the center of some controversy. Not for how it looks, but for how often it rings: every 15 minutes. On Monday, Feb. 8, Resolution 10-03, also known as The Bell Tower Resolution, was presented at the ASUP Senate meeting by juniors Colin Dorwart, Katie Scally and Emily Rizzo, senior Vasant Vuppuluri and sophomore Karen Wilhite, in response to complaints. It focused on how the ringing

Kevin Kadooka | THE BEACON

Candidate for ASUP President Colin Dorwart responds to a question from the audience Tuesday night at Mago Hunt. ASUP Executive Board elections begin Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. and end Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. Students can vote online in their PilotsUP portal.

See Bells, page 4



The Beacon â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

On Campus

February 18, 2010


SENIOR PHOTOS Seniors, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to get yearbook photos taken. The photos are free and will be taken today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in BC 163. Please e-mail Rachel Mills at with questions. CAP AND GOWN ORDERING Jostens will be in the House today from 10 to 5 p.m. for seniors to cap and gown orders, announcements and/or rings.

Pilot a.m. place order class

RUMMAGE SALE FOR NICARAGUA The Nicaragua Immersion will host the second annual Rummage Sale on April 17 to fundraise for their trip in May. Community members can contribute by donating quality, well-functioning LWHPV LQFOXGLQJ RIĂ&#x20AC;FH furniture, couches, electronics, kitchenware, fridges, microwaves, bikes, sports equipment, etc. Due to the time and effort it takes to sort through and store donations, the Rummage Sale coordinators reserve the right to not take an item. (Clothing will most likely not be taken for the sale.) Free pick-up is available for donations in North Portland. Please e-mail cannon12@ if you have something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like taken off your hands for this great cause. HAWAIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;I CLUB LUAU The Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i Club Luau will be Saturday, March 20 in the Chiles Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., and the entertainment show will begin at 7:00 p.m. There will be delicious authentic Hawaiian food, live music, Hula and Polynesian dance performances, a Ă&#x20AC;UHNQLIH GDQFH DQG PRUH Tickets for the Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i Club Luau will be on sale starting the week of Feb. 23 in The Commons and the Pilot House during meals and throughout the day. The cost of tickets for students, faculty and staff is $10 (2 with a valid UP ID), general admission is $20, senior citizens (ages 55 years and older) are $15, children ages Ă&#x20AC;YH WR  \HDUV DQG JURXSV RI 10 or more will be $12 each, and children under 4 are free. Tickets will be an additional $2 at the door.

CORRECTIONS In the article â&#x20AC;&#x153;Service day in honor of Molly Hightower,â&#x20AC;? 2009 graduate Paige Bruggenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name should have read Paige Van Bruggen. The Beacon regrets the error. Accuracy in The Beacon The Beacon strives to be fair and accurate. 7KHQHZVSDSHUFRUUHFWVDQ\VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWHUURUV of fact brought to the attention of the editors. If you think an error has been made, contact us at Corrections will be printed above.




Laura Frazier Staff Writer

research, which involves solving H[WUHPHO\GLIÂżFXOWPDWKSUREOHPV WKDW DUH XVHIXO DQG EHQHÂżFLDO WR society. During the tenure process, )RUWKHÂżYH83SURIHVVRUVZKR :RRWWRQ UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWHG XSRQ KLV RZQ were granted tenure recently, the journey was worth the reward. teaching style. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most importantly, I had to Tenure and promotion takes up to six years to earn. Each show how I had learned to be a professor went through an intense good teacher. There is always process of research, conference the danger of getting in a rut and presentations, committee, doing the same thing over again,â&#x20AC;? student and self-evaluations, in he said. The best part about tenure for addition to a series of letters and Wootton is the guarantee that he narratives. The rewards are job security will stay at UP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the university and I and the title of associate professor, love Portland and being granted but, most importantly, the opportunity to continue teaching tenure and promotion ensures that I am here for the long haul. and inspiring UP students. And there is no place I would rather be,â&#x20AC;? he said. Aaron Wootton Mathematics professor Aaron Wootton, whose accent is a dead giveaway of his British background, is looking forward to having more responsibility now that he has been granted tenure. Wootton is also excited to continue to work with undergraduate students. â&#x20AC;&#x153; I am looking for opportunities to help undergraduate students with research, and pursue grad school work,â&#x20AC;? he said. Sophomore Rhiannon Teixeira said Wootton is a dedicated teacher who wants to help students learn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He will work to make sure that you understand no matter ZKDW+HZLOOÂżQGZD\VWRPDNH you understand,â&#x20AC;? she said. Wootton will continue his

Jacqueline Waggoner Education professor Jacqueline Waggoner is excited that being granted tenure gives her the opportunity to keep learning at UP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting to learn and I continue to learn more constantly. I want to keep looking for and working with projects,â&#x20AC;? she said. Waggoner, an Oregon native, appreciates how UP pushes professors to earn tenure and promotion based on their work in more areas than just research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because we have such a value in teaching, scholarship and service, we have to be strong in all three,â&#x20AC;? she said. Waggoner is currently researching different ways to



identify particular aspects of people. This includes developing methods to identify sexually violent predators. She is also working on better ways to assess steaching candidates and ensure that they are teaching effectively. Waggoner has already made an impact on graduate student Claudia Ruf, who is the assistant principal at Beaverton High School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Waggoner is very organized and her class is handson,â&#x20AC;? she said in an e-mail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that I have personally already used what she has taught us in my every day work life.â&#x20AC;?

years working in the Portland public school system before coming to UP. Now, at age 62, he has never been so proud of an accomplishment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most exciting thing to me is that this will be the place I work until I stop working,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have never felt this deeply except when my children were born.â&#x20AC;? For Thacker, the best part about working at UP is the students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What has been the most delightful about being here to me is that students are genuine, â&#x20AC;&#x153; he VDLG Âł7KHUH LV QR DUWLÂżFH DQG students have a sense of openness and realness to the world.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He will work to make sure Thacker loves that UP not that you understand no only expresses core goals, but helps students and teachers to matter what. He will find live them out as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel that the school acts on ways to make you its mission. I am proud to be here and humbled too,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understand.â&#x20AC;? a big deal to do something like this.â&#x20AC;? Thackerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research is about Rhiannon Teixeira students who read material sophmore that did not directly relate to their particular major, and how that helped them develop good 5XIVDLGWKDW83ZLOOGHÂżQLWHO\ teaching skills. For example, EHQHÂżWIURPKLULQJ:DJJRQHUDV an English major was directed a permanent staff member, and to read about science, and then that no one deserves tenure more studied as to how that helped in then she. the classroom. Freshman TJ Breysee said Peter Thacker Thacker is a great professor because he creates a classroom Education professor Peter See Tenure, page 3 Thacker achieved tenure late in life. Thacker spent several

Senior gift to honor Molly Hightower The Senior Gift Committee is working hard to raise money for new scholarship

to raise $50,000 by June 1 in order to set up an endowment, a self-perpetuating fund that will ensure the University can offer the scholarships in the future. Committee members plan to award a scholarship or scholarships in the coming school year. Though criteria for the scholarship have not been established, the committee plans to take into account studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; involvement in service to honor Hightowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own history of service at UP and in Haiti.

Coughlin, Senior Gift Committee member and ASUP President. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very lofty compared to what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve raised in the past, but administration is very supportive,â&#x20AC;? Coughlin said. The committee plans to raise money through student, parent Lisa McMahan and alumni donations, and is planning fundraisers for the Staff Writer coming months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are having a white-out party, P-Diddy style, on April Every year, the senior class 10,â&#x20AC;? Coughlin said. presents a farewell gift to the The committee is working university. with Seven Planet, a Portland This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seniors are giving general store that provides green back in a big way, setting a and sustainable products, to plan monetary goal almost 10 times â&#x20AC;&#x153;The committee was comthe party. larger than any senior gift in the pelled to do something to All proceeds will go to the past. scholarship. What is the motive behind this honor their schoolmate.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be a really strong push grandiose gift? Honoring Molly over the next months,â&#x20AC;? Goolsby Hightower, the 2009 UP alumna said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully we will have killed in the earthquake in Haiti Leanne Goolsby a strong campus presence and last month. Senior Gift Committee adviser presence in the community.â&#x20AC;? In memory of Molly, the Those interested in donating Senior Gift Committee plans to can go to, set up an endowment that will where a Senior Gift Committee provide scholarships for students â&#x20AC;&#x153;The student or students donation Web site will be set up at UP. The committee began meeting who receive scholarship funding in a few days. Goolsby can also be contacted last semester and considered will be determined based on RWKHU JLIWV WKDW ZRXOG EHQHÂżW ÂżQDQFLDO QHHG DQG HPERGLPHQW directly at (503) 943-7878 or at the students at UP through of the qualities Molly possessed,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re appealing to a larger improvements on campus. But Goolsby said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A strong sense of faith and a dedication to service population,â&#x20AC;? Coughlin said. after the earthquake occurred, its for others.â&#x20AC;? If the committee is unable to focus changed. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior class gifted raise enough funds to set up an â&#x20AC;&#x153;The committee was compelled to do something to the university with around $7,000 endowment it will still establish honor their schoolmate,â&#x20AC;? Leanne to reinstate Wally Pilot as the an annual scholarship, according to Goolsby. Goolsby, Senior Gift Committee mascot. Past senior classes typically Senior Rachel Lopez believes adviser said. The committee set a goal gave gifts valued around $2,500, WKH VFKRODUVKLS ZLOO EH D ÂżWWLQJ according to senior Colton tribute to Mollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy at UP.

Âł,WÂśVGHÂżQLWHO\FDUU\LQJRQKHU name and the example she set for us,â&#x20AC;? Lopez said. Goolsby hopes students will be able to take their experiences on The Bluff and use them as Hightower did. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was a really strong representation of the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission,â&#x20AC;? Goolsby said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teaching, faith, service â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what she was doing.â&#x20AC;?


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(:<7!*HUKPKH[LZOPNOSPNO[L_WLYPLUJLPUL_WLYPLUJL Continued from page 1 the student body. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to be an outlet for people to come to. I want to be the leader that people can look up too,â&#x20AC;? Corrado said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to put myself out there and be at Espresso UP and be on KDUP and talk to The Beacon.â&#x20AC;? In their speeches, both Corrado and Rizzo echoed the sentiment that every dollar ASUP spends should have a purpose. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can tell you that ASUP really, really needs to eliminate ZDVWH´5L]]RVDLGÂł$QGWKHÂżUVW thing ASUP needs to do next year LVLQFUHDVHHIÂżFLHQF\´ In contrast to Corrado and Rizzo, the other presidential and vice presidential candidates emphasized the value of their extensive student government experience at UP, reminding the crowd of their decorated ASUP resumes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am the most experienced DQG PRVW TXDOLÂżHG´ 'RUZDUW said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen how things worked well, and I have seen how things donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work.â&#x20AC;? Scally, his running mate, listed some of their accomplishments during their three years as senators. 6SHFLÂżFDOO\ VKH PHQWLRQHG that they co-sponsored several resolutions including the sexual misconduct policy, the introduction of the Fireside Chat with University President, Fr. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., and the pending bell tower resolution. They also spearheaded efforts to install the new crosswalk lights in front of the main entrance to the school. Along with their experience, Dorwart and Scally both expressed a strong desire to foster school pride and a deeper school community by getting freshmen involved in school activities from the get-go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to be more visible on the service plunge and such for freshmen,â&#x20AC;? Scally said. In addition, they said they want to better use current resources to reach their constituents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to start talking with The Beacon and have a regular show on KDUP,â&#x20AC;? Scally said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be more visible in the Pilot House, The Cove and St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.â&#x20AC;? Dorwart and Scally are

Reilly Hourigan | THE BEACON

Junior Suzann Corrado, presidential candidate, talks with freshman Evan Castro at the candidate chat during Espresso UP last Wednesday night. Students can vote online beginning Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. on Pilots UP. also concerned with the issue of sustainability in both environmental and economic forms. Acknowledging that ASUP is responsible for doling out funds for clubs, Dorwart said that and he and Scally want to make sure money is spent appropriately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through our broad range of involvement, I think that we can say we represent the entire campus very well,â&#x20AC;? Dorwart said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love this university and I am invested in its growth.â&#x20AC;? Similar to the race for president and vice president, the contests for ASUP secretary and treasurer also pit ASUP veterans against relative newcomers to student government. Junior Hillary Burelle, an ASUP senator running for secretary, was unable to attend the candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; forum and appeared on a video recording instead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like my talents are suited in the position for secretary,â&#x20AC;? Burrelle said in the video. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I

am involved in a broad range of activities and thus able to connect with a lot of students.â&#x20AC;? Burrelle wants to see more students involved in ASUP. Her ideas for better reaching the student body include getting more students involved in deciding how to spend the capital improvement fund money, informing students about what happens at academic senate and creating a more readable and accessible calendar. Junior Emma Isakson, Burrelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opponent, is new to ASUP. She made a point of stating that her lack of ASUP H[SHULHQFHGRHVQRWUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWXSRQ her ability to hold the position of secretary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I care about the UP community, and I care about the students and the quality of studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experiences,â&#x20AC;? Isakson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do not have experience in ASUP, but this works to my advantage because I know what it is like to be on the outside.â&#x20AC;?

The candidates for ASUP treasurer, juniors Brendan Garlinghouse and Ben Thompson, share many similarities, from PDMRULQJ LQ ÂżQDQFH WR KROGLQJ jobs and internships in real companies, where they handle bookkeeping, accounting and large sums of money on a daily basis. However, it was in the differences that each candidate marketed himself. According to Thompson, he has held an ASUP senator position in the past and he is currently on WKH $683 ÂżQDQFH PDQDJHPHQW board, which decides how to allocate club spending. He also runs his own coin business. Âł6FKRRO DQG 83 DUH P\ ÂżUVW priority,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would reduce my hours and leave my job if necessary.â&#x20AC;? Garlinghouse, who admitted to lacking ASUP experience, stressed that he has the passion to be treasurer. He also reminded

the crowd that holding an ASUP position in the past is not a UHTXLUHPHQWWRUXQIRURIÂżFH â&#x20AC;&#x153;If elected my time would be fully devoted to being a student and your treasurer,â&#x20AC;? Garlinghouse said to the audience during the town-hall style questioning part of the evening. Garlinghouse also said it was his personal goal to make the campus more credit and debit card friendly and to keep clubs ÂżQDQFLDOO\UHVSRQVLEOH Sophomore Hillary White, ZKR LV D FRFKDLU RI ÂżOPV IRU the Campus Program Board, is running unopposed for director of CPB. She addressed the crowd via video because she was in Boston attending a conference of the National Association of Campus Activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to be CPB director because I think CPB events do a great job of bringing the community together,â&#x20AC;? White said.

TENURE: Professors express gratitude

Junior Court Reeves enjoyed being in Eomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class because he shows students how business environment in which students works outside of the classroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I really liked about his learn together. class is that he went outside the â&#x20AC;&#x153;He mostly leaves it up to us to teach ourselves and learn from textbook to pull in examples of each other,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After being what we are talking about in the LQKLVFODVVKHGHÂżQLWHO\GHVHUYHV real world,â&#x20AC;? he said. Now that Eom has been it.â&#x20AC;? granted tenure, he plans to utilize his promotion to be more of a Tae-In (Mike) Eom OHDGHUDQGEHQHÂżWWKHFODVVURRP â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am in the position that my Buisness professor Tae-In (Mike) Eom has many things he voice will be heard. I can become wants to accomplish in light of a more effective leader now,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have put myself in the his recent promotion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Job stability aside, I can position to make my own decision focus on research. There are a and have my own plan.â&#x20AC;? lot of things I want to try and Andrew Guest develop,â&#x20AC;? he said. Eom, who is originally from Andrew Guest, who is a South Korea, wants to continue Social and Behavioral Sciences to develop the Management Information System program that professor, likes that tenure is he helped bring to UP as a major. an opportunity to continue his MIS works towards research and projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward technological improvement for to continuing the work Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been the business world. He also hopes to help students doing; during the last year or two pursue their goals in his upper Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been focused on a project, with the help of several students level classes. in the Department of Social and

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Behavioral Sciences, looking at the role of extracurricular activities in youth development,â&#x20AC;? he said in an e-mail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to write more about that, with particular attention to best practices along with inequalities in both access and outcomes,â&#x20AC;? he said. Guest has joined this project with his class covering the VRFLHWDO LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHV RQ \RXWK DQG lifespan development. He hopes to help students connect their research to the local community. Guest is originally from Seattle, but went to graduate school in Chicago. He used UP as an opportunity to return to the Northwest, and is glad to be staying here as a professor. Freshman Jeff Makjavich enjoyed learning from Guest because he always kept class engaging and challenging. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought he was a great professor. I learned a ton and was always interested in his class,â&#x20AC;? he said.



The Beacon â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

February 18, 2010

*6<9;!;PJRL[TVUL`NVLZ BELLS: ASUP considers poll to gauge opinion [V7\ISPJ:HML[`M\UKZ

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a formula for how we decide what we decide,â&#x20AC;? Hall Lewis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rather ÂżQH ZLWKRXW EULQJLQJ LW WR subjective.â&#x20AC;? The Board members also the group,â&#x20AC;? said Heather Hall /HZLV D PHPEHU RI WKH 7UDIÂżF noted that it is easy to tell when $SSHDOV %RDUG DQG ÂżQDQFLDO DLG counselor. ,QWKHSDVW\HDUVWKH7UDIÂżF â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a formula for Appeals Board has doubled the how we decide what we ÂżQHWKUHHWLPHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that common,â&#x20AC;? Keller decide. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rather said. Public Safety does make subjective.â&#x20AC;? UHYHQXHIURPWUDIÂżFYLRODWLRQV )RU WKH  ÂżVFDO Heather Hall Lewis year, the University generated DSSUR[LPDWHO\  LQ WUDIÂżF Traffic Appeals Board member ÂżQH UHYHQXH DFFRUGLQJ WR Rowena Bramlette, the director of budget for Financial Affairs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The revenue) goes to offset our budget,â&#x20AC;? Burke-Sivers someone is angry in the appeals said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offset some of the cost form. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like putting of our budget, as does vehicle the blame on someone else,â&#x20AC;? said registration.â&#x20AC;? Burke-Sivers also noted that Bramlette, who is also a member Public Safety rarely makes its RIWKH7UDIÂżF$SSHDOV%RDUGÂł,WÂśV not a matter of raising money. revenue target. 7KH PHPEHUV RI WKH 7UDIÂżF Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a matter of enforcing safety Appeals Board said they evaluate rules.â&#x20AC;? There are certain things that each appeal on a case-by-case the members of the Board said system.

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they do not let go â&#x20AC;&#x201C; parking in the zone for disabled persons and in WKHÂżUH]RQH Keller added that parking by Waldschmidt is another â&#x20AC;&#x153;no-no.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice when students write a very honest, candid appeal,â&#x20AC;? Keller said. Public Safety offers a carpool permit when two or more people sign up to use one car at a time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We actually give people money,â&#x20AC;? Burke-Sivers said about the carpool permits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pay them as an incentive.â&#x20AC;? Each student who uses a carpool permit is paid $25 per semester. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(You get) straight up cash, which comes from our budget,â&#x20AC;? Burke-Sivers said. 7KH PHPEHUV RI WKH 7UDIÂżF Appeals Board believe the appeal SURFHVVLVEHQHÂżFLDOWRHYHU\RQH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Better to learn here than in the City of Portland,â&#x20AC;? said Jonathan Serimenti, a member of the board and the hall director for Schoenfeldt Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are much more forgiving and educational.â&#x20AC;?

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affects classes in Swindells and Buckley Center. The resolution requests a discussion between the ASUP Executive Board, Campus Ministry and university administration about limiting the bell ringing to once an hour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a lot of complaints about the frequency the bells ring,â&#x20AC;? Rizzo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is our jobs as senators to address the problems our constituents come to us with,â&#x20AC;? she said. Sophomore Locke Bielefeldt is among those who have had classes disrupted by the Bell Tower and would like to see the frequency of ringing reduced. Âł,W GHÂżQLWHO\ GLVUXSWHG P\ environmental science class last semester,â&#x20AC;? Bielefeldt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My teacher would either stop class until it stopped ringing or would usually make some comment about it.â&#x20AC;? Bielefeldtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class last semester was in Buckley Center. The resolution was discussed on Monday, Feb. 15, but the vote was tabled until next meeting. Some senators said the issue already needs action, while others said more feedback is needed. Other senators, such as senior Tiger Torrelle, said there needs to be more legitimate feedback from students through polls or open discussion. However, some senators were skeptical about that idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problem with polls is they really only attract the extremists from both sides. By doing a poll, we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really be able to see how it is affecting students as a whole,â&#x20AC;? sophomore &KORH5XIÂżQVDLG Despite skepticism, the poll will probably be Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next SODQRIDFWLRQVDLG5XIÂżQ 5XIÂżQ DGGHG VKH LV ZRUULHG that some people are using the Bell Tower as just another excuse to complain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one is ever going to be happy with everything on FDPSXVDQG\RXZLOODOZD\VÂżQG SHRSOH WKDW DUH ORRNLQJ WR ÂżQG VRPHWKLQJZURQJ´5XIÂżQVDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;People forget that the Bell Tower was a gift, and we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disrespect the generous people that gave it to us,â&#x20AC;? she said. 5L]]R DJUHHG ZLWK 5XIÂżQ saying that the fact that no one ZLOO HYHU EH FRPSOHWHO\ VDWLVÂżHG is always of concern. However, she believes that it is still her duty as a senator to explore issues that students bring up on campus, and to represent

their needs to the best of her ability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We understand that completely satisfying every student is impossible. But I think a poll will give us some good feedback, and then from there we can devise a plan of action,â&#x20AC;? Rizzo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Polls sometimes do only represent the extreme sides of arguments, but we thought that would happen with the smoking ban poll, and we found that it was very split,â&#x20AC;? she said. Some senators expressed the need for more feedback from faculty.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My teacher would either stop class until it stopped ringing or would usually make some comment about it.â&#x20AC;? Locke Bielefeldt sophomore Some said it really only becomes an issue if it affects a professorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to do his or her job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really affect my classes because I can barely hear it when it rings,â&#x20AC;? said Fr. Thomas Hosinski, C.S.C., a theology professor. Although Hosinski teaches in Buckley Center, he is far enough from the Bell Tower that it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother him. Âł+RZHYHU , FRXOG GHÂżQLWHO\ see where it could be distracting for the classrooms in Buckley that are closest to it,â&#x20AC;? Hosinski said. Hosinski also commented on the religious importance of the Bell Tower. Senators who wrote the resolution said they tried to keep the religious importance in mind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously it is a religious symbol. However, a lot of the times it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play religious hymns,â&#x20AC;? Hoskinski added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The amount of times it rings could probably be lessened,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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1. Feb. 15, 8:38 p.m. - A student reported a theft from his residence in the 4900 block of N. Willamette Blvd to Public Safety. 2. Feb. 14, 2:07 a.m. - A neighbor called to complain about loud noise from a house in the 5000 block of N. Harvard, also about 4-5 teens with backpacks looking into cars. The complainant called Portland Police Bureau.

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3. Feb. 14, 2:12 a.m. - A neighbor called to complain about loud noise from a house in the 5800 block of N. Bowdoin. The caller stated that people are yelling in the street, urinating on the lawns and throwing beer bottles. The caller called Portland Police Bureau. 4. Feb. 12, 4:22 a.m. - 3XEOLF 6DIHW\ RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV FRQWDFWHG 5HVLGHQFH /LIH UHJDUGLQJ DQ LQWR[LFDWHG XQGHUDJH VWXGHQW RXWVLGH 6KLSVWDG +DOO ZLWKRXW LGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ  7KH VWXGHQW ZDV allowed into the residence hall by Public Safety. 5. Feb. 7, 10:14 p.m. - 3XEOLF6DIHW\2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUVDQGHYHQWVWDIIUHTXHVWHGEHFRQWDFWHG a guest was caught in an inoperative turnstyle at the Chiles Center. Portland Fire responded, extracted the guest and cleared the scene. No injuries were reported.

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