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THE MIAMI HURRICANE ‘Pal Joey’ opens at the Ring

New athletic director hired from Wisconsin Eichorst begins search for basketball coach BY ERNESTO SUAREZ SPORTS EDITOR

take more tests and figure out their lives while handling a full course load. It’’s pretty tough.”” Tsikis has taken the MCAT and is now preparing for the GRE in order to apply for a one year master’’s program in biomedical science to broaden her options after graduation. While standardized tests are a challenge on their own for grad school hopefuls, the formats of the tests are rapidly changing and contributing to students’’ worries.

The search for a new athletic director has come to an end. The University of Miami announced Tuesday morning that Shawn Eichorst has agreed to terms to take over the position that Kirby Hocutt vacated in late February. ““Shawn Eichorst has the skills, experience and philosophy to elevate UM athletics and exceed our highest expectations,”” University of Miami EICHORST President Donna E. Shalala said in a released statement. Eichorst was formerly the deputy athletic director at the University of Wisconsin, a position he held since 2009. He also previously worked as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration at the University of South Carolina from 2004-2006, working directly with coaches such as Lou Holtz, Steve Spurrier and Ray Tanner. Eichorst went to the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater for undergraduate school and graduated from Marquette Law. ““I am truly humbled and honored to have the tremendous opportunity to lead and build upon the University of Miami’’s rich tradition of excellence in athletics,”” Eichorst said. ““Under President Donna Shalala’’s great vision, passion and leadership, the University of Miami has quickly developed into not only the best institution in the state of Florida, but one of the top research universities in the United States.””

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HEY PAL: Theater students Joey Barreiro and Jenna Rubaii rehearse a scene in “Pal Joey” on April 4. The play will be running from Wednesday to April 23 in the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Tickets are $22 for weeknights and matinees, and $25 for Friday and Saturday nights. “Pal Joey” is about a charming and funny second-rate singer who is known for womanizing, but meets a girl with real feelings. The orginal show was known as one of Frank Sinatra’s defininative roles.

Nothing but a number Changes to standardized tests add to students’ stress levels BY KYLIE BANKS | SENIOR NEWS WRITER

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ne hundred and fifty-five, 28, 1250. For some students, it’’s all about the numbers. Those considering graduate school are reading prep books, skipping out on sleep and shelling out hundreds of dollars on prep classes to get the best score possible on standardized tests like the LSAT, MCAT and GRE. ““It’’s extremely hard,”” said senior Joanna Tsikis, a premed psychology major. ““This has been a really stressful semester and I know there are a lot of people in the same boat. Everyone is trying to send out more applications,

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As final exams and paper deadlines loom, the last thing on students’’ minds is enjoying a ride on a pirate ship or relishing in a delicious funnel cake. But this Friday between 8 and 10 p.m. on the Green and the Rock, stressed students can take a day off at the annual Canes Carnival, hosted by Canes Night Live (CNL). CNL, a Hurricane Productions committee, hopes that this year’’s event will be more unique than ever. With rides, games, music, food and giveaways, the carnival will offer a variety of entertainment. ““Personally, I’’m looking forward to the rides. We’’ve never had mechanical rides before. It’’ll feel more like a carnival,”” said junior Reggie Sainvil, the chair of CNL. ““And of course for the food... there’’s going to be a lot of food.”” Carnival attendees will be able to savor in other popular fair fare including hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken, fries and ice cream, in addition to funnel cakes. This year, Canes Carnival will not only offer the usual inflatable attractions and slides, but also mechanical rides. Among others, the carnival will feature a pirate ship and swing ride, favorites at other similar events such as at the MiamiDade County Fair and Exposition, which ran from March 17 to April 3.

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POINT AND AIM: Senior Ashley Hewlett shoots a water gun at the carnival games at last year’s Canes Carnival. This year’s event will take place Friday and will have food, rides and more. Another addition to the carnival’’s offerings this year is a step showcase by the Alpha Phi Alpha. ““We wanted to continue that legacy that Alpha Phi Alpha is the best, if not one of the best, step groups on campus,”” fraternity President Julien Jean-Francois said. The other student organizations that will be volunteering at the carnival are Random Acts of Kindness, One in a Million and the Caribbean Students Association. These groups will be working booths where attendees will be able to play carnival-style games. ““I am excited to challenge peo-

ple to carnival games while enjoying great food and music,”” said senior Stacey Carrillo, CNL on-campus liaison. Entrance to the carnival is free, as are the food, games and rides. And for seniors, the carnival will be one of their last opportunities to spend time with hundreds from the UM community and celebrate Hurricane spirit. ““As a senior, I am trying to enjoy the time I have left as a student at UM. Canes Carnival will be one of the last UM events I will attend as a student,”” Carrillo said. ““As the semester comes to a close, CNL

hopes Canes Carnival will be a great memory for the graduating seniors and all UM students.”” Alexa Lopez may be contacted at alopez@ themiamihurricane.com.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Canes Carnival WHERE: The Green and the Rock WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

NEWS BRIEFS UP ‘TIL DAWN APPLICATIONS Applications for the executive board are due Friday by 5 p.m. in UC 214. An interview sign-up sheet will be available at that time. Up ‘Til Dawn is a student organization that fundraises for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information and to receive an application, contact Vivian Chao at v.chao@umiami.edu.

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the poetry track of the creative writing major. For more information and to sign up, contact M. Evelina Galang at mgalang@miami.edu or Maureen Seaton at mseaton@miami.edu.

SCREENING OF ‘ONE WATER’ Amnesty International presents a screening of “One Water” on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Shoma Hall. There will be a lecture and question and answer session with director Sanjeev Chatterjee afterward. Refreshments will be served. “One Water” is a documentary exploring the issue of clean water and its impact on human populations.

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UGALAPAGOS PROGRAM The UGalapagos program offers students the opportunity to earn a minor in either Latin American Studies or Ecosystem Science and Policy by living and studying on Isla Isabella in the Galapagos. All majors will earn 15 credits and all courses will be taught by University of Miami professors. The deadline to apply is April 25. For more information, contact Sallie Hughes at shughes@miami.edu or Terri Hood at t.hood@miami.edu. Alysha Khan may be contacted at akhan@ themiamihurricane.com.

Read Cassie Glenn’s preview of the third annual sushi eating contest at RA Sushi. The UM club roller hockey team won a national title. Darci Miller recaps the win against Florida Gulf Coast. Subscribe for the e-mail edition of the newspaper at themiamihurricane. com/subscribe. TWITTER ACCOUNTS @MiamiHurricane @Dear_V @TMH_Photo @TMH_Sports FACEBOOK PAGE facebook.com/ themiamihurricane

CORRECTION Nick Bissel’s April 11 article, “Research island acquired in Florida Keys,” implied that UM bought the title to Broad Key. The key’s owner has given RSMAS permission to use a portion of the island.


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New Gables mayor elected Former diplomat ousts long-time incumbent BY STEPHANIE PARRA SENIOR NEWS WRITER

member of CAUSA. ““We partnered with Amnesty so they brought more general international f lair to their part. It covered a little bit of everywhere””. Kids and Culture, SpectrUM, Amnesty International, CAUSA and Best Buddies were among other student organizations responsible for designing specific rooms. ““This year we’’re actually focusing more on bullying and words, phrases and comments that people use to hurt our population,”” said Shelby Juarez, treasurer of SpectrUM, the organization in charge of creating the LGBT issues room. ““We also wanted to show how they hurt, that we’’re also human and that they don’’t really see the internal dialogue that those comments produce within us.”” Individual groups of students, however, met at information sessions prior to Tunnel and worked on rooms as well. ““Having a couple of individuals that are really passionate about an issue just run a room has really worked out well,”” Gordon said.

The doors of Coral Gables City Hall will be opening Friday for newly elected mayor Jim Cason. Cason, the former diplomat who has worked on more than 19 different diplomatic missions, raised $97,560. His opponents, Tom Korge and long-time incumbent Don Slesnick raised $149,065 and $193,810, respectively. Cason, 66, will CASON embark on his two-year term Friday. Cason collected more than 39 percent of the vote, while Slesnick gathered 35 percent and Korge got 27 percent. ““I think I won because I worked hard,”” Cason said to The Miami Herald. ““We didn’’t have any money so we had to talk to residents.”” Cason, who is known for his plan to change the city’’s system of obtaining permits to build and remodel, has lived in Coral Gables since 2009. Prior to moving to the City Beautiful, Cason served as head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. Cason is a republican who was a strong leader in the anti-Castro movement. ““I had name recognition among the Latins,”” Cason said to The Miami Herald. ““But I had to gain a lot of Anglo votes.”” Some residents are not sure Cason will be the leader that Coral Gables needs. ““Being a diplomat is not much like running a city,”” said Cary Benavides, who has been a resident of Coral Gables for 27 years. Attorney Frank Quesada, 31, and incumbent William ““Bill”” Kerdyk Jr., 51, won the race for Commissioner Seats 4 and 5, respectively. Despite many students’’ apathy in local elections, some have shown interest in the election and its outcome. ““Unfortunately, the incumbent lost but I think his repeated interest and relationship with the students and SG will help raise the profile of the relationship of the city and UM for many years to come,”” former SG Vice President Pietro Bortoletto said. Cason’’s campaign colors were hues of orange and green identical to UM’’s school colors.

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EXPLORING OPPRESSION: After visiting the Tunnel of Oppression Wednesday, junior McKenzi Payne signs a pledge that upholds its signees’ promise to “ask questions about cultures, religions and races that they don’t understand.”

Light at the end of the tunnel Tunnel of Oppression explores hardships BY JONATHAN BORGE SENIOR NEWS WRITER

Tangled in stained sheets, a young woman, curled into a ball, clutches her head and quietly sobs. Blood dots the sheet around her. Another girl, bound and gagged, silently pleads with you to accept her. These dramatic scenes and others, depicting the realities of sexual assault, homophobic behavior and eight other forms of oppression, played out in this year’’s Tunnel of Oppression. An educational experience designed to remind participants of the acts of oppression occurring in today’’s society, the Tunnel is constructed in the UC Ballrooms each year out of dark curtains, multimedia props and other materials. Participants were invited this past week to take a tour through all 10 rooms, a ref lection wall and a discussion room. Themes presented included education, classism, racism and religion. ““It’’s not just going through the

tours. Of course Tunnel is really meant to be a shock factor and get you to understand oppression and understand that oppression still exists,”” said Haley Gordon, chair of Tunnel of Oppression. ““People are always at rage about things that are happening across the world but don’’t realize that things are happening in their backyard. This year that’’s something we really wanted to focus on.”” Students were seen with tears pouring from their eyes, reacting to each room and connecting with the issues presented. The ref lection wall, perhaps the most inf luential of all rooms, served as a resource for participants to express their thoughts. On the wall, vows were made to be more cautious of judging others or unintentionally making fun of different cultures. A new theme, political oppression, was the centerpiece for an entirely new room designed by CAUSA: students for a free Cuba and Amnesty International. ““Since our organization is Cuban there was a lot of Cuban stuff in there, but we tried to make sure that we focus on international human rights as a whole,”” said Matthew Robayna, a

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Alterations to tests elicit mixed responses POSTGRAD FROM COVER ““I have been planning on taking the GRE sometime in the indefinite future, but now I’’m going to take it before it changes because I heard they’’re making it harder,”” said Julia Strasser, a senior majoring in international studies. ““The consensus of my international studies class which is mostly grad students was, ‘‘If you’’re going to take it in the next two years, you should take it now.’’”” The GRE, LSAT and MCAT have all seen major changes to their structures that will affect students seeking graduate and postgraduate degrees. The AAMA, the administrators of the MCAT, announced a set of preliminary recommended changes for the test. While the changes would not go into effect until 2015, they are the most drastic changes the AAMA has proposed in 25 years. The test would be changed from five and a half to seven hours, would no longer have a writing sample and would have an additional section to test students on their knowledge of psychology and sociology. Test prep businesses like Kaplan feel that the test is moving in the right direction. ““We feel it’’s ultimately the right thing. We think it will bring the MCAT into better alignment with the medical field today,”” said Dr. Jeff Koetje, the director of academics and pre-health-programs at Kaplan. However, other students think the changes do not reflect the actual requirements of medical school. ““Psychology and sociology, although applicable to doctors, aren’’t as demanding or pertinent as the other subjects that are tested,”” freshman Ravin Sajnani said. One of the major concerns with the test is the need for additional classes. ““Pre-meds already have so many prerequisites that it becomes burdensome to add sociology and psychology. I shouldn’’t have to take any more extra classes to prepare for the MCAT,”” junior Gaurav Dhiman said. Yet some feel the test should reflect a student’’s schedule anyway. 4

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““You can’’t memorize everything- that’’s the point, that’’s how it’’s supposed to be,”” said senior Erin Kelly, a pre-med student who was accepted to Indiana University after taking the MCAT twice. ““ It’’s really reflective of your effort. If you learned what you needed to during your science classes, you’’ll be fine.”” The GRE is also seeing major changes starting on Aug. 1 to each of its sections. Test takers will be able to revise answers within sections and use a new onscreen calculator. There will also be only one prompt in the writing section instead of a choice of several prompts. The test is also putting more focus on reading comprehension instead of vocabulary knowledge. In the math section, there will be more focus on interpreting data and word problems that involve realistic scenarios. Most students considered the emphasis on reading comprehension a smart decision for the GRE. ““Reading comprehension will help because the English was all vocabulary. You either knew it or you didn’’t. I had more problems with the English than the quantitative,”” senior Scott Hawley said. However, the GRE’’s lack of options on the essay portion of the test worries many who are planning on attending graduate school. ““It’’s terrible. I definitely would have preferred a choice of a few. I’’ll probably look at more sample test questions to prepare,”” sophomore Lilly Marlaine said. Because the LSAT’’s changes took place in 2007, the pre-law students preparing for the exam are feeling the effects now. The LSAT changed from testing students on one long passage to testing students on two shorter passages with questions that involved comparing the two passages. Most students felt the comparative readings were a positive change. ““Analyzing multiple texts is a useful skill for any career. You have to be able to pick apart arguments, ideas, anything,”” freshman Mia Pedersen said. Kylie Banks may be contacted at kbanks@themiamihurricane.com.

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TEST CHANGES MCAT Seven hours, as opposed to the original five and a half New section to gauge knowledge of psychology and sociology Changes will not take effect until 2015

GRE An on-screen calculator may be used during test Reading comprehension emphasized Changes will take effect Aug 1

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Guns need to be kept in their holsters hazing, universities are constantly wrestling with ways to protect their students. Gun ownership begs the need for cultivating and teaching students how to be responsible and exercise gun safety. Isn’’t that a bit much to ask the school administration? If students our age can be dumb enough to text and drive, how can they be expected use a firearm responsibly? Furthermore, young adults are more likely to struggle with social and emotional developmental difficulties, which can often result in depression and substance abuse. For these reasons, making guns easily accessible on a college campus is a rash and unwise idea. We must understand that this new risky legislation does not promise safety- it compromises it. Carrying a firearm on campus puts countless students and faculty at risk. It’’s not a gun rights issue or a critical self-defense measure. Instead, the law itself creates a heavy burden for the state. Colleges and universities can find better ways to improve security. How long until this law is enacted in Florida? Imagine people walking around on our campus with guns. What an awful thought. We need to stand up and say no to the reckless idea of mixing college students and guns. Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial board.

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The gun agenda has made its way back into the legislature. Some advocates have persistentantly argued for college students to legally pack a handgun with their notebooks and pencils. Two weeks ago, Arizona passed a measure that could allow licensed students and staff members to carry firearms in open view while walking or driving through campus. Meanwhile, a bill permitting concealed handguns on Texas college campuses won a second round of approval by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. Up next is a vote by the Texas Senate and a similar bill is awaiting a vote in the House, where it is likely to pass. The bill prohibits universities from banning concealed handgun license holders from carrying their weapons into college classrooms. Authors of this legislation say they are trying to protect students and faculty from incidents like the devastating Virginia Tech massacre, and that it is a crucial self-defense measure. However, the horrible tragedy at Virginia Tech was a tremendously rare occurrence, and it is not logical to enable college students to possess a glock based on that level of danger. Moreover, how could knowing that there are guns on campus make students and faculty feel safer? Inviting weaponry on campuses, places of learning and knowledge, can only increase risks. Amid alcohol abuse, drugs and

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THE BEAT: The first Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival was last Saturday at N.W. Third Avenue, between Ninth and 11th Street.

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usic, art, food and a lot of soul were mixed this past Saturday for Overtown’’s Rhythm and Arts Festival. Located in the heart of the city of Miami, Overtown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Miami. It is steeped in black pride and culture, which was clearly demonstrated last week. The first Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival was produced by volunteers from the nonprofit organization Magic-InAction, along with local leaders of the Overtown Community. Entertainment was provided by Roy Hargrove, a Grammy award winner jazz trumpeter. His performance was intense and powerful.

Renowned jazz vocalist and violinist Nicole Yarling, a lecturer in jazz vocal performance for UM’’s Frost School of Music, gave a heartwarming performance. They were joined on stage by an impressive lineup: jazz ensemble Instant Attraction, South Florida Hip Hop group Vagabonds, Booker T. Washington High School’’s marching band and many others. Vendors offered a large variety of Southern and Caribbean food. It was a festival by and for the people in Overtown who were able to enjoy a day full of entertainment and great food. Rosa Orihuela may be contacted at rorihuela@themiamihurricane. com.

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Actress merges love of theater, human rights BY ALEXA LOPEZ OF THE STAFF

Sophomore Bridgette Well’’s upcoming role as NYC Woman in QuantUM’’s production of ““I Love You Because”” involves her enacting a Jewish landlady, a lesbian and a cocktail waitress, but deep down she’’s just another small town girl. Or is she? Well hails from Oconomowoc, Wis., a city 40 minutes from Milwaukee with a population of 12,382, less than the total amount of enrolled students on the UM Coral Gables campus. While her hometown may be about the same size as UM, it’’s a world away from the life on campus. ““A lot of people in my town were never really exposed to diversity as they should have been, like diversity in background, economic situation or even sexual orientation,”” Well said. Not only does UM provide a cultural change of pace for Well, but the campus offers her an outlet for a passion she wishes to pursue. ““I have always been really interested in human rights issues from a young age. In high school, I was president of the diversity club and

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I directed a show, but those interests always cohabited and I never thought to fuse them until my junior year in high school,”” she said. That year, Well discovered the emerging field of theater for social change from an international organization called Theatre of the Oppressed. After attending a convention for the organization, Well solidified her desire to pursue an acting career using the sociallyconscious performing technique. This style of performance is used to ““raise awareness about social issues, to initiate discussion or to facilitate communication between those who otherwise wouldn’’t have a voice,”” she said. Through acting, Well appreciates that one can discover insight into the human condition. ““I’’m someone who has a lot of interests, and theater really draws on a lot of different aspects of things I’’m interested in like psychology, sociology and history because you have to understand the scope of whoever you’’re portraying, where they came from and who they are,”” she said. ““For me, I really enjoy studying the nuances of human interaction because every little moment in theater

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is about a connection between two people, whether that connection is them hating each other or passionately in love.”” With a double major in communication studies and theater, Well hopes to combine her interests in social issues and acting by possibly initiating some theater for social change on campus. For now, she will be performing in her third WELL QuantUM production alongside senior Alex Gonzalez in the musical ““I Love You Because.”” She has starred in QuantUM’’s ““Songs for a New World”” and ““Reefer Madness.”” ““The first time I met Bridgette was when I saw her in ‘‘Songs for a New World.’’ I remember falling in love with her voice the moment she started singing,”” Gonzalez said. ““[In ‘‘Reefer Madness’’], she really brought her character to life on stage every night and it was a true joy to work with her. I have no doubt that she will go far in her career.””

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From the moment she stepped on campus, Well knew she wanted to work in on-campus productions because acting makes her happy, she said. She auditioned for the main stage shows at the Ring Theatre, but was never cast. Then, she stumbled upon QuantUM. ““I didn’’t really fully understood what QuantUM was when I auditioned for it, but I’’ve been really impressed by the students that are involved in it because it’’s really a collaborative effort among a lot of different entities,”” she said. ““In student work, you have to bring a little more of yourself to it, you really have to be self-sufficient because it’’s not necessarily a commitment to someone else who’’s going to give you a part later in life, it’’s a commitment to yourself to have fun.”” Whether it is her peaceful and lighthearted countenance or the passion she exudes while on stage, Well has made an impression on those she has worked with in QuantUM. ““Bridgette is very hard working and always comes to rehearsal with a positive attitude,”” said senior Sarah Zemach, the director of ““I Love You Because.”” ““She has a great energy about her on and off stage.””

Gonzalez, who will play NYC Man in ““I Love You Because,”” agrees. ““She has shown great range as an actress throughout her work with Quantum,”” he said. ““I have no doubt that she will go far in her career.”” Alexa Lopez may be contacted at alopez@themiamihurricane.com.

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Freshman pitcher proves he deserves starting role Radziewski overcomes rough start in the fall BY ADAM BERGER SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

Walking off the mound in the top of the sixth inning, the hard-throwing lefty received a standing ovation from the Hurricane faithful at Alex Rodriguez Park. The applause was well deserved. He held NC State to just one unearned run in the series opener, a game that Miami went on to win 4-1. Some questioned head coach Jim Morris’’s decision to start a true freshman at the front end of the rotation this season, but the critics have been silenced. Bryan Radziewski is the real deal. ““He had a great fall. He earned that early spot to be pitching on Friday night,”” Morris said. ““Whether he was a freshman or not, he was our best pitcher in the preseason.”” The choice has paid off. Radziewski is 5-2 on the year and is tied for second on the team with 48 strikeouts. The Miami native grew up around Hurricane baseball, attending ballgames at Mark Light Field as a youngster. ““I would come to games as a kid and enjoy the baseball and the milkshakes,”” Radziewski said. It wasn’’t until his early days at Florida Christian School, however, that Radziewski knew he wanted to be a Hurricane. ““I knew I wanted to come to Miami my freshman year,”” Radziewski said. ““I started a game…… and I saw Jim Morris there, and for some reason it just clicked.”” While the decision to commit to Miami was easy, the adjustment to facing college hitters was not. Following a rocky first start during the preseason, Radziewski was discouraged. Pitching coach J.D. Arteaga took him aside and told the first year player to keep his head up. ““I had a different mentality like, ‘‘you’’re in college, you’’re in Division I baseball,’’”” Radziewski said. ““J.D. [told]

me, ‘‘it’’s the same game as in high schoolas when you were a little kid.’’”” Since then, Radziewski has not looked back. He is the anchor of a stellar pitching staff that boasts a 16-5 record heading into Wednesday night’’s contest with Barry University. ““We’’re all doing very good right now,”” Radziewski said. ““There was a big question mark in the fall about the pitching staff and we really have shown what we can do.”” Radziewski sometimes comes off as quiet during press conferences, but the avid viewer of ABC Family’’s ““Pretty Little Liars”” is anything but reserved around his teammates, even on nights he takes the mound. ““I’’m real loose... I don’’t like to be too serious,”” he said. ““I’’m the type of pitcher that’’s messing around with everyone.”” His teammates call him ““B-Rad,”” a nickname that has followed Radziewski for a while. They have come to enjoy his presence in the dugout and locker room. ““He brings a good attitude,”” senior right fielder Chris Pelaez said. ““He’’s lighthearted and he’’s a great guy to have.”” Morris acknowledges that he envisioned this type of success for Radziewski when he recruited the Florida Christian product. ““He’’s a pretty complete pitcher for a young guy,”” Morris said. ““He’’s pretty knowledgeable of the game.”” Radziewski says his goal is to one day make it to the big leagues. Until then, he plans to enjoy the college experience and the time spent with his teammates. ““Something I love about this team is that we’’re all loose. Even before the game we’’re messing around in the locker room, listening to music,”” he said. ““Then, when it comes to game time, we just f lip that switch and we’’re ready to play.”” Adam Berger may be contacted at aberger@ themiamihurricane.com.

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STARE DOWN: Freshman left-hander Bryan Radziewski pitches during the season opener at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field on Feb. 18 against Rutgers. April 14 - April 17, 2011

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Football coach Al Golden receives new AD’s praises ATHLETICS FROM COVER ““The success of our student-athletes, academically, athletically and socially will always be our foremost objective and I am looking forward to working collaboratively with our coaches, staff, student-athletes, campus administration, faculty, board of trustees, donors, alumni, fans and community members to realize our full potential,”” Eichorst said. Following Hocutt’’s departure, the athletic department had originally announced their intention to name a new athletic director in time for the beginning of the fall semester. However, with the departure of former men’’s basketball head coach Frank Haith, the University made the hire earlier than expected in order for Eichorst to assist in the hiring of a new coach. No perennial front-runner to take over Haith’’s position has been established. Eichorst made it a point to mention that anybody interested will be given consideration. ““To this point, no individual has been excluded from consideration, and no individual has been offered the position to coach at the University of Miami,”” he said. ““From this point forward, I will take complete charge of the search and will exhaust all means to find a coach who stands for the great values of this institution, is a funda-

mentally sound teacher of the game, and will positively lead our players with a tremendous amount of passion, integrity and dedication. We are committed to doing what is necessary to build a program capable of winning basketball championships.”” Eichorst is taking over a program with a new head football coach as well. Still, he had nothing but praise for coach Al Golden. ““He is by far one of the most impressive and up-and-coming football coaches in the business,”” Eichorst said of Golden. ““That really had a big bearing on taking the opportunity there at Miami. When [University of Wisconsin Athletic Director] Barry Alvarez says that a coach is special, that really says something.”” Despite the challenges that await him, Eichorst has ““embraced the opportunity”” and is looking forward to getting started. He noted that in order to get the program back on the right track, it’’s going to take a group effort. ““You’’ve got to hold everybody accountable,”” he said. ““Not just the student- athletes, not just the coach; we are all going to be held accountable for supporting this program. We’’re going to get that done.”” Ernesto Suarez may be contacted at esuarez@themiamihurricane.com.

SPORTS BRIEFS FOOTBALL The Hurricanes will compete in their spring game on Saturday. The event begins at noon, with an autograph signing beginning at 10 a.m. Parking and admission are free, and parking will open at 8:30 a.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL UM sophomore center Reggie Johnson has elected to submit his name for the upcoming NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent to retain the option of returning to the Hurricanes for the 20112012 season. He was Miami’s leading rebounder and third-leading scorer and

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finished the season ranked second in the ACC in offensive rebounds.

WOMEN’S TENNIS The Hurricanes will put their six-match winning streak on the line on Friday evening as they take on the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils in their regular season finale. The match will be held at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center at 5 p.m. and will be free to the public. Information compiled from hurricanesports.com. Darci Miller can be contacted at dmiller@themiamihurricane.com.

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Thursday, April 14 Patio Jams feat. Jacob Jeffries Band Noon •• UC Patio Start a new Thursday afternoon tradition with HP’’s Patio Jams! Take a break from classes, bring your lunch and enjoy the live music. For more information, please contact Hurricane Productions at 305-2844606.

QuantUM Entertainment Presents: I Love You Because 9 p.m. •• Comm School Courtyard A modern-day musical love story, ““I Love You Because”” is set in New York City. The show follows Austin Bennet, a young greeting card writer whose life is turned upside down when he nds his long-term girlfriend Catherine in bed with another man. Forced back out into the treacherous New York dating scene, Austin meets Marcy Fitzwilliams, a ighty photographer whose spontaneity is matched only by her ability to drive him insane. This new musical comedy explores the ‘‘rules’’ and nuances of dating and learning how to love someone, not in spite of their differences, but because of them; inspired by the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice.

RAB Presents…Make Your Own Street Signs 2 p.m. •• Rathskeller Come out to the Rat from 2-6 p.m. to celebrate the Rathskeller’’s last month on campus inits its current location. You can make your own custom street signs and pick up some great prizes and giveaways! Text ““UMRAT”” to 41411 to subscribe to the Rathskeller text message list, and receive a bonus coupon to use at the RAT on that day! Sponsored by RAB. For more information contact Hurricane Productions at 305-284-4606.

Friday, April 15 Women’s Tennis v. Duke 5 p.m. •• Neil Schiff Tennis Center

FSA Island Styles 8 p.m. •• Gusman Hall Island Styles is a ticketed event lled with dancing, comedy skits and spoken word performances. A variety of traditional and contemporary Filipino dance styles will be showcased! All proceeds collected are donated to a not-for-prot organization.

QuantUM Entertainment Presents: [Title of Show] 9:30 p.m. •• Comm School Courtyard [title of show] is a one-act musical, with

Friday, April 15 •• 8 p.m. at the Foote Green Come out and celebrate UM’’s annual Canes Carnival! This year will be bigger and better than any year before! There will be carnival rides and games, free food and drinks, a DJ, caricature sketches, airbrush tattoo artists, and even a performance by the members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.! There will be tons of prizes and giveaways available for everyone in attendance! Sponsored by Canes Night Live. For more information contact Hurricane Productions at 305-284-4606.

music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’’s production.

UM Faculty Exhibition - Ivan Albreht: Repetitive Choices & Annual Juried Student Competition Exhibition 7 p.m. •• Lowe Art Museum Ivan Albreht is a nationally and internationally awarded and exhibiting artist. Repetitive Choices exemplies his use of porcelain and industrial ceramic methods, this event will also be in conjunction with the rst exhibition in the annual two-part student exhibitions. Reception is from 8-10 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 16 Hurricane Alumni Invitational 11 a.m. •• Cobb Stadium

Don Quixote Noon •• Cosford Cinema The Bill Cosford Cinema is proud to pres-

ent a celebrated balletic production of DON QUIXOTE. Be sure to enjoy this magical version of a classic piece of literature.

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CAC Presents: The Fighter 10 p.m. •• Cosford Cinema A look at the early years of boxer ““Irish”” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams.

Sunday, April 17 Don Quixote 12:30 p.m. •• Cosford Cinema

QuantUM Entertainment Presents: [Title of Show] 7 p.m. •• Shoma Hall

CAC Presents: The Fighter 8 p.m. Cosford Cinema

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Thursday, April 21 •• 7 p.m. at the Rathskeller Come out and laugh until it hurts at RAB’’s last Belly Bust at the RAT! The show will be hosted by Mo Mandel who has been featured on ““Chelsea Lately”” and ““Comedy Central Presents..””. Headlining the show will be Steve Rannazzisi, he has been featured in ““Comedy Central Premium Blend”” and FX’’s ““The League.”” There will be prizes and giveaways, and special ““Last Call at the RAT”” memorabilia available! Text ““UMRAT”” to 41411 to subscribe to the Rathskeller text message list, and receive a bonus coupon to use at the RAT!

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Wednesday, April 20 •• 7 p.m. at the Rathskeller Come out and show off your talents at RAB’’s last Open Mic Night at the RAT! There will be prizes and giveaways, and special ““Last Call at the RAT”” memorabilia available! Text ““UMRAT”” to 41411 to subscribe to the Rathskeller text message list, and receive a bonus coupon to use at the RAT on that day! Sponsored by RAB. For more information contact Hurricane Productions at 305-284-4606.

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