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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 | VOL. 117 NO. 31 | MARSHALL UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER | marshallparthenon.com
Flu shot clinic provides free vaccines for students By CARISSA JANCZEWSKI
THE PARTHENON The Marshall University Student Nurses Association (MUSNA) is working closely with Student Affairs and its associate dean, Carla Lapelle, to put on the Flu Vaccination Clinic Tuesday and Wednesday. “There will be several hundred shots available to students in Huntington in
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the Don Morris Room and shots will also be available at MOVC for the first time,” said Dr. Jeanne Widener, MUSNA advisor. The flu shot is free to students with a Marshall ID because the student activity fee covers it. The flu shot clinic is a yearly event and takes much cooperation and coordination from many people, especially Carla Lapelle.
“Carla Lapelle secures the location, equipment and registration aspects,” Widener said. “[MUSNA] negotiate dates and times and discuss equipment needs. I organize the student volunteers and faculty supervision for the event. Carrie Lett is the president of MUSNA and will be working with me on the flu shot clinic along with Dr. Debra Greene, who is the
MOVC SNA advisor, and is working with students to organize the clinic at MOVC.” The flu shot clinic isn’t just beneficial to those who receive the shots; it also serves as a learning experience for MUSNA members. “This is a wonderful event to allow Marshall nursing students to help other students prevent illness through the vaccine,” Widener said.
In addition to the flu shot clinic, MUSNA helps out in other ways as well. “The Marshall University Student Nurse Association goes to the Ronald McDonald House once or twice a month to cook a meal for the families there and Kelsey Varner, the MUSNA VP has taken on the responsibility of organizing the students who go to do the cooking there,” Widener said.
In addition, some students will travel to Nashville in April for the National Student Nurse Association Convention. MUSNA encourages students who wish to get vaccinated to take advantage of free flu shots this week to help protect them from the flu this year. Carissa Janczewski can be contacted at janczewski@ marshall.edu.
Columbus Day controversy
By KATY LEWIS
THE PARTHENON The Huntington City Mission is having an art auction, Art for Hope, Oct. 24 at the Huntington Renaissance Center in the ballroom. The preview will begin at 6 p.m. and the auction will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations must be made by Tuesday. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits. There will be lithographs, etchings, engravings, watercolors, silkscreens, cartoon cells, original oils and various mixed media available at the auction. The works that will be provided are by Behrens, Disney, Erte, Fazzino, Kinkade, Chagall, Dali, Max, Monet, Rockwell, Miro, Tarkay, Wysocki, Steynovitz, King and Buckels. The art will range in price starting at $50. Cash, checks and all major credit cards will be accepted. Free appetizers, dessert and coffee will be served during the preview at the Huntington Renaissance Center, known as the old Huntington High School, located at 900 Eighth St. Theresa Cashion, Art for Hope organizer, explained how the Huntington City Mission is hoping the auction will bring in some much-needed funds for the organization. “Our art auction is our first ever fundraiser of this kind, and we are hoping that it is very successful because we are starting our new fiscal year, which started Oct. 1, with a $500,000 deficit” Cashion said. “If we have 100 people there, we’re guaranteed a successful evening.” Cashion said that Art for Hope is going to be a fun, entertaining night out with great food and door prizes. “We will be auctioning off beautifully framed artwork, sports memorabilia and vacations to Pigeon Forge and Snowshoe,” Cashion said. The Huntington City Mission, located at 624 10th St., is a nonprofit non-denominational Christian organization established to meet the needs of all individuals in its care. The Mission offers help to the less fortunate to achieve goals through an individualized plan designed to aid them in achieving self-sufficiency. They provide emergency shelter, food, counseling, spiritual services and adult education services.
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Jordan Mason, junior classics and Latin major, petitions to abolish Columbus Day outside the Memorial Student Center on Monday, Oct. 14.
Marshall students protest Christopher Columbus’ legacy in America By HENRY CULVYHOUSE
FOR THE PARTHENON As school children and federal workers enjoyed their day off, half a dozen Marshall University students took to the Memorial Student Center plaza to protest Columbus Day. Autumn Lee, a sophomore political science major from Beaver Creek, Ohio, organized the protest. Lee, a member of the Cayuga tribe of New York
and Canada, said the protest was against misinformation still being taught about Christopher Columbus. “Even in 2013, with so many facts out about the man, children are still being taught in school he was a good hearted man, even though he massacred a lot of the native peoples he came in contact with,” Lee said. Lee said Columbus’ governorship of the island of
Hispaniola was brutal and set precedence for future relations between Europeans and Native Americans. “For the next 500 years, there was an emphasis on destroying Native American culture through conversion and education,” Lee said. “Even in the 1970s in Canada, there were still boarding schools where children were beaten if they spoke their language.”
Lee said in a more general sense, Native Americans still face a lot of challenges today. “We place a lot of emphasis on helping Third World countries, but if you go to South Dakota to the reservations, you find that we have Third World countries in the United States,” Lee said. “The amount of poverty, suicide and alcoholism is staggering.” Lee said European Americans need to be more
culturally sensitive to Native Americans. “Whether it’s Columbus Day or the Washington Redskins, there seems to be a perception that Native people just don’t care about insensitivity,” Lee said. “If you treated other races like the Natives, people would be highly offended.” Henry Culvyhouse can be contacted at culvyhouse@ marshall.edu. PHOTOS BY ANDREA STEELE | THE PARTHENON
Students gather holding signs in protest of Columbus Day’s recognition outside the Memorial Student Center on Monday, Oct. 14.
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Prospective Marshall students preview classes, campus life By ALYSSA SIMON
THE PARTHENON The Office of Recruitment hosted the first Preview Day of the year Oct. 14 for high school seniors that have already been admitted to Marshall University. According to Beth Wolfe, director of recruitment, Preview Day is a way for students to “seal the deal” when making their decision on whether or not to attend Marshall.
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Preview Day includes many activities for students to participate in as well their families. Students are able to sit in on classes that they would have to take in college and learn about the next steps of the enrollment process. While students learn what it is like to be a Marshall student, their parents attend a session of their own. After lunch, which is served in both of Marshall’s dining halls, students
and their families have an opportunity to learn more about financial aid and student services and the activities that are available to Marshall students. To conclude the day, a Living Learning Tour is given to families so they can become familiar with the residence halls and where they will live and learn while they are students. Carley Boswell, a freshman education major from Damascus, Md., attended Preview Day last year and
said she believes the experience was a deciding factor in choosing Marshall. “Preview Day was the first time I had ever been to campus, so I was really excited,” Boswell said. “After I got a tour and got to see what the classroom setting was like, I knew for sure that I wanted to come here.” Taylor Crank, a freshman medical imagining major from Parkersburg, W.Va., did not attend Preview Day, but she wishes she would have.
“College classes are nothing like I thought they would be, so it would have been nice to have an idea of how they were,” Crank said. Future Preview Days will take place Dec. 2, Jan. 27 and March 31. Each Preview Day will be set up similarly, but an evaluation sheet is sent out to students that participated so any problems can be corrected. Alyssa Simon can be contacted at email@example.com.
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THE PARTHENON A new group is forming on Marshall University’s campus with hopes of starting a dialogue among students of different faiths. Aaron Dunn, a religious studies major and ordained minister in the Universal Life Church started the group, called ADAM. According to the Universal Life Church’s website, it is “looking to change the negative perceptions of religion, faith and spirituality by encouraging people to take control, stand up and speak truth to power by fearlessly stating their personal religious beliefs.” Dunn said he chose the group’s name because he wanted something most people would relate to, and Adam is a significant figure in Islamic, Christian and Jewish theology. There have been interfaith groups on Marshall’s campus before, but they have not lasted more than a few semesters. Dunn said he thinks ADAM is different, because of his background. “Being a religious studies student, I feel a little bit more connected to the religious community here on campus,” he said. He said he will reach out to other established faith groups on campus to help round out the discussion, and to get more people in on the conversation. “The goal is just to have a good time discussing ideas and morals that can apply to all faiths, but also to broaden everyone’s horizons,” Dunn said. “[It’s] to broaden the campus’ image of religious faith.” He said although he thinks it is not necessarily a bad thing, there are an abundance of Christian organizations on campus. “But what about the others?” he said. “I want people to feel like they have a way to discuss their different faiths in relation to campus life, and to have some sort of safe and interactive vessel for that.” Meetings begin with introductions of members who may be new to the group, where they can talk about their faith backgrounds if they wish. Then, the discussion will move to the night’s topic. This week, the group will discuss polytheism and monotheism. Finally, the group will discuss general matters relevant to the group, but not to the night’s topic. Dunn said he started the group for people to learn about the faith traditions of others, but his intentions weren’t entirely selfless.
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Jewelry company to sell graduation rings Tuesday
Apple teases its proposed headquarters By PATRICK MAY
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS (MCT) Apple Inc.’s Peter Oppenheimer, the baby-faced high priest of finance for the world’s most valuable company, gazed up at the oversized map on the wall. “Let me begin by showing you the sea of asphalt,” Apple’s chief financial officer said, pointing to the abandoned husk of Hewlett-Packard’s former Cupertino, Calif., campus, the site of Apple’s proposed new spaceship-shaped headquarters that goes before the Cupertino, Calif. city council Tuesday for a vote. The plan: Flip a 175-acre site that’s now 80 percent asphalt and buildings into one that’s 80 percent open space and parkland, then drop of spectacular ring of polished glass into the middle of it all. Perhaps channeling his former boss Steve Jobs at one of his high-anticipation product launches, Oppenheimer quickly went into full Apple pitch mode. “You see the energy and the love and the attention to detail that we’ve put into this,” he told the San Jose Mercury News during a sneak peek of a topsecret, living room sized model of the building. “We have treated this project just as we would any Apple product. And this will be a place for the most creative
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TOP: Apple’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, left, and Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities at Apple, Dan Whisenhunt show a rendering of Apple’s proposed new campus October 10, at an Apple’s office located at the proposed new campus site in Cupertino, Calif. ABOVE: A rendering of Apple’s proposed new campus includes parking structures with solar panels as displayed, October 10, in Cupertino, Calif. The plan will go up for a final vote before the Cupertino City Council on Oct. 15. and collaborative teams in the industry to innovate for decades to come.” Oppenheimer had every right to be gushing. With its jaw-dropping design from architectural superstar Sir Norman Foster and his team, its stellar environmental credentials, and a tax-revenue windfall promised for Cupertino and the region, Apple Campus 2 promises to bring a world-class real-estate project — along with a lot of traffic congestion — to the heart of Silicon Valley. During a recent and rare 45-minute visit with Oppenheimer, who most often appears publicly as the disembodied voice beside CEO Tim Cook on Apple’s quarterly-earnings conference calls, the message was as crystal clear as Gorilla Glass: this particular Apple product, dreamed up by the late Steve Jobs and massaged with the help of company design guru Jony Ive and the
same folks who brought us the iPhone and iPad, is all about green and all about innovation. “The concept of the building,” said Oppenheimer, “is collaboration and fluidity. It’ll provide a very open-spaced system, so that at one point in the day you may be in offices on one side of the circle and find yourself on the other side later that day.” He said that urgency for working side by side, much as Jobs and Ive once did, led naturally to the design of the building. “We found that rectangles or squares or long buildings or buildings with more than four stories would inhibit collaboration,” Oppenheimer said. “We wanted this to be a walkable building, and that’s why we eventually settled on a circle.”
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THE PARTHENON Graduation rings are a longtime symbol of academic achievement and graduation. Often called “the wearable diploma,” the rings show others hard work, dedication and ability to better one’s self through education. However, some students never think to buy a class ring. A graduation ring for an undergraduate or graduate class can be hard to find, and a relatively small percentage of graduates own them. For one thing, the cost can be prohibitive, with rings ranging from $235 to $1,400. Balfour, a major manufacturer of rings for various occasions, often has representatives on campus selling merchandise, as is the case this week. But their sales table in the Memorial Student Center typically is not a major draw. Still, class rings are and will always be an important part of any graduation, according to Lori Churchill, who’s been selling Balfour products for more than 17 years. “The rings express your higher education and represent your school,” Churchill said, noting the rings are a great conversation piece. Assistant professor of Japanese, Zeldeth Rivas, was in agreement. She said she believes that her class ring is a symbol of all the hard work she put into her undergraduate degree. “It is recognizable. I use it during interviews, conferences and when I want to dress up,” Rivas said. “It provides a boost of confidence, and I’m proud of my achievement.” The dean of Marshall’s Honors College, Ron Bieniek, a graduate of the University of California-Riverside, also owns a class ring. Although he does not wear it often, the only ring he wears daily is his wedding band.
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Old Main Corridor Project enters third phase By GEOFFREY FOSTER
THE PARTHENON Fifteen years ago, the Old Main Corridor, spanning the stretch of Fourth Avenue between Hal Greer Boulevard and Eighth Street, wasn’t very inviting to Marshall University students. Aside from the old, cracked sidewalks and rundown appearance, it was also poorly lit at night. The street lamps were set far apart and did not cast the proper amount of light to ensure pedestrian safety. As a result, crime was a problem in the area. A change was sorely needed. Charles Holley, the director of development and planning for the city of Huntington, said former mayor David Felinton originally conceived of the Old Main Corridor Project. “Dave Felinton came up with the idea
during his first term as mayor,” Holley said. “He was fresh out of Marshall University, and he saw a real need for a connector between the University and downtown. Back before the project began, there was a perception, especially from Marshall students, that the area was unsafe. It was really dark and there were some issues with crime.” The Old Main Corridor Project was shelved for many years after its initial plans were completed. In 2007, the project received a jumpstart when the street and sidewalks between Eighth and 10th Streets were repaved, an overhaul made possible by spillover funding from the redesign of the Ninth Street plaza and Third Avenue. “The project faltered a bit in terms of getting funding to complete phase one,” Holley said. “Around 2007, we
were successful with our first grant application to get the first phase completed. That was back when there was talk about ‘shovel ready’ projects. Well, we had this project, we had been talking about it for seven years and we had master plans for it, so it was shovel ready. We could pull it off the shelf anytime and it was ready to go.” With the first batch of funding, phase one commenced on the blocks between Old Main and 14th Street. Holley said the redesign was integral to the perception of the area. “We did some baseline surveys of the area before we started on phase one,” he said. “We had some folks go out and do a day/night average of people they saw on the street. At that point in
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Energy efficient LED street lighting Increased lighting levels Landscape improvements Increased pedestrian safety Historically sensitive design Improved pedestrian amenities Unity between Marshall and Pullman Square Increased pedestrian safety at intersections Enhanced crosswalks Bicycle lanes connecting Marshall and the Central Business District
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Swimming and Diving takes second at West Virginia Games
Marco facing Norm the Niner Herd mascot matched against UNC-Charlotte’s in Conference USA Mascot Challenge
A Marshall swimmer comes off the blocks at the West Virginia Games. By KARLYN TIMKO
THE PARTHENON The Marshall University swimming and diving team captured a second place overall victory at the West Virginia Games, a twoday seven-team event hosted by West Virginia University, with a 682.0 final score. With the first meet under its belts, the team will continue to plunge into an event-filled agenda the rest of the semester. The Herd has five seniors competing this season, including Sarah Kay (Cape Town, South Africa) and Madison Lawhorn (Baltimore, Ohio), both of who recorded top performances for the Herd last season. The team welcomed seven freshmen to the pool, five swimmers and two divers, most of who saw their first collegiate competition this weekend at the West Virginia Games. Among those freshman is Teel Hartmann of Louisville, Ky., who earned her first win
of her collegiate career after placing first in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:38.56. Hartmann said it was very interesting feeling like a little fish in a big pond. “I definitely felt a little bit of pressure going into my very first race as a Marshall athlete,” Hartmann said. “But I think it was good for me to be able to go out and finally race. I had the support of my teammates to get me through it and it turned out to be great.” Looking to build off of its most recent performance, the Herd will have two consecutive home meets. University of North Carolina at Asheville with arrive to the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium for the home opener Oct. 26 at 11 a.m., followed by Campbell University Nov. 2. Both teams are new additions to the Herd’s schedule. Marshall will then make the trip to Athens, taking on Ohio University Nov. 8. The following
week, the team will head to Radford, Va., for a dual match against Old Dominion and Radford Nov. 15 and 16. To close out the fall, head coach Bill Tramel will take the girls to the three-day Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio, Dec. 6. Hartmann said as she and her team goes further into the season, they look to keep their eyes on the big picture. “Each day we just try to focus on details that will help us get a little bit better,” Hartmann said. “We just go out there and race, and learn how to race, and learn how to win. I’m excited for everything that lies ahead of us, and to keep improving as a team.” With an action-packed schedule like this one, the swimming and team will have plenty of opportunity to improve as the season progresses. Karlyn Timko can be contacted at timko@marshall. edu.
HERDZONE.COM Marco needs your help to be named the best mascot in the conference. Conference USA is holding a mascot challenge, via social media websites. The recently madeover Marco will receive a vote for every like or share of the graphic displaying the 16-mascot bracket.
Marco's first opponent is Norm (Charlotte). If Marco wins he would than take on the winner of Lightning (Middle Tennessee) and Captain Cane (Tulsa) on Monday, Oct.21. If Marco advances to the semifinals, voting would occur Wednesday, Oct. 30 with the finals happening Friday, Nov. 1.
Voting begins at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Conference USA will use #CUSASHOWDOWN on both Facebook and Twitter (@Conference_USA / @CUSAMBK / @CUSAWBK / @CUSAFB) to keep track of the promotion, and voting. #VoteMarco for CUSA's best mascot.
Ortiz slam could prove Huntington native pivotal moment in ALCS Galloway leading way for
By ERIK BOLAND
NEWSDAY (MCT) Before the series, Jim Leyland tried to downplay the role the teams’ bullpens would play. “I think this will be a starting pitching series,” Leyland said. “With the exception of the ninth inning, most likely.” What about the eighth? Sunday night’s penultimate inning very well might have been a series-changer. The Tigers’ bullpen coughed up a four-run lead as David Ortiz hit a tying grand slam with two outs. Then the Red Sox won it, 6-5, on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s RBI single with none out in the ninth. After being held hitless for 81/3 innings and striking out 17 times in their 1-0 Game 1 loss, the Red Sox were kept hitless by Max Scherzer for 5 2/3 innings in Game 2. He struck out 13 and allowed two hits and a run in seven innings, but the bullpen ruined his outing. After four pitchers combined to allow four runs in the eighth, the Tigers completely came apart in the ninth behind Rick Porcello. Jonny Gomes led off with an infield single, reached second on a throwing error by shortstop Jose Iglesias and advanced to third on Porcello’s wild pitch. With the infield in, Saltalamacchia’s single ended the wild night at Fenway Park. Through 5 2/3 innings, the Red Sox — who trailed 5-0 — had one hit and had struck out 27 times in 14 2/3 innings in the series. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Scherzer had been given a five-run lead 24 previous times in his career (including the postseason). His teams were 24-0 in those games. But with two outs in the sixth, Shane Victorino began the comeback with a single (Boston’s first hit of Game 2) and scored on Dustin Pedroia’s double off the Green Monster to make it 5-1.
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Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz celebrates his grand slam during eight-inning action against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. With Scherzer at 108 pitches after seven innings, Leyland went to his bullpen, which did the job in Game 1. It most decidedly did not in Game 2. Former Yankee Jose Veras started the eighth by getting Stephen Drew to ground out, but Will Middlebrooks doubled and Leyland began what would be an
inning of pitching changes. He summoned Drew Smyly to face Jacoby Ellsbury, who walked. In came Al Alburquerque, who struck out Victorino. But Pedroia kept the inning alive with a single
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THE PARTHENON Julia Galloway is a Huntington native who runs on the Marshall women’s crosscountry team. The senior, who went to school at Huntington High, has entered this season as a leader for the Herd. “I really try to set a good example,” Galloway said. “We also have three other seniors on the team, we all try to help set the example and help the other girls.” There is an underdog story that goes with Galloway. Galloway was not a scholarship recruit out of high school. She came onto the cross-country team as a walk on and through hard work and perseverance she rightfully earned her scholarship place on this team. “Great feeling, I feel I have worked hard,” Galloway said. “I never thought I would be running the times I have four years ago.” Galloway came into her senior season with a goal in mind.
“My main goal, I really wanted to break 19 get into that 18 minute range,” Galloway said. “ I know if you can get in that range you can possibly get some all-conference honors.” Running is something Galloway just fell into. In high school she never truly saw herself running on the Division 1 level let alone on Marshall’s cross-country team. She ran in high school just to keep in shape, but soon fell in love with the sport. “I just did a lot of running on my own my freshman year here at Marshall, then my times got better and I decided beginning of sophomore year to try out for the team,” Galloway said. Being close to home allows Galloway to know the comfort that follows her to each meet as her parents come out to try and make each meet she partakes in. “Definitely love when my parents come,” Galloway said.
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An apology is not going to be enough One Georgia Tech student and Phi Kappa Tau fraternity member is in a lot of hot water over an email he sent out to other members of his fraternity regarding how to “succeed at parties,” which included crude details on luring “rapebait” through use of alcohol. Naturally, there was an outcry over the contents of the email and the student apologized for his actions. Many believe that his apology is enough and have forgiven him, but a bigger issue is raised by this email. The student claims that the email was meant to be satire, but regardless if he meant what he said, it’s not just words on a computer screen. It’s an
inside look to the rape culture that sadly exists in colleges across America. It’s common for the blame to be put on the victim. It comes down what she was wearing or how much alcohol she had to drink. It’s ultimately her fault for putting herself in that situation. This is a scary and flawed mentality. Instead of confronting the problems that exist in the minds of young adults regarding rape, we ignore them. Then, when incidents such as this email occur, we’re appalled that someone could say such horrible things. Sadly, some people don’t even acknowledge it as rape, but the fact is if a
person is unconscious or his or her judgment is impaired due to alcohol or drug use, he or she is unable to give consent. It’s going take more than an apology, no matter how heartfelt, for the Georgia Tech student to understand the severity of his actions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in five college women have been sexually assaulted at some point in her life. It’s not a rare occurrence. It’s just the opposite. It happens too often, and colleges need to do more to make their students understand that rape culture is wrong.
Students, faculty should oppose budget cuts and tuition increases By TOMMY D. G. FERRELL
COLUMNIST Is the glass half empty or half full? This philosophical inquiry has been around for a long time, used to beg the question of one’s optimism compared to pessimism. Here at Marshall University, as the discussion has began to again heat up regarding almost-certain state budget cuts to higher education, I submit that we face a different reality with that glass: It had better be completely empty, because your tuition is about to increased by (up to) $300. If you are a newer member of the Herd and have no idea what I may be talking about, here is some background. In 2012, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin told state agencies, including higher education institutions, to prepare their budgets with a 7.5 percent cut, in order to make up for increasing cost of Medicaid and not-so-great state revenues. By the time the final budget was passed, higher education took over 46 percent of the total cuts made to all state agencies combined; Marshall lost just shy of $5 million, or about 9 percent of
the previous year’s university budget. With our belts already fairly tightened, this fell mostly on students’ backs, leading to tuition increases of up to $305 each semester, plus an increase in the Recreation Center fee to $199 per semester. State Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss already sent out letters in August, warning state agencies—again, including higher education—to prepare for another cut of 7.5 percent. The coming budget shortfall could be as much as $300 million, and it would be absurd for us to think the state would resist passing that onto us again. At the fall faculty general meeting back in September, budgets cuts were the focus. At the College of Liberal Arts college-wide meeting a few weeks ago, funding was the primary topic of conversation between faculty and University President Stephen Kopp. At a Student Senate meeting two weeks ago, associate professor Marybeth Beller, who chairs the university’s Legislative Affairs Committee, was asking for student input on a model petition for a petition drive. The faculty is clearly interested in
stopping these cuts. We need to join them. A joint effort between students and faculty is the best way to make our opposition to further cuts to our budget and increases to our tuition apparent to the West Virginia Legislature. If we couple the faculty’s opposition with our student body’s sheer numbers, we can make some waves at the state capitol. I urge you to take part in this effort. Talk to your professors and your college’s dean regularly to see where they are on these issues. Attend meetings of the Faculty Senate and Board of Governors. Most importantly, get involved in a student organization working on this; join the Student Senate and represent your college in this fight, or join the new state-focused Higher Education Defense Group on campus. Frankly, these efforts will not go far at all without a great body of support and a strong stance. Please do not sit idly by while this happens again; get your friends and colleagues involved. Tommy Ferrell can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What to expect from Janet Yellen CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) Economist Janet Yellen is poised to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve when his term expires Jan. 31. If the Senate confirms her nomination, as expected, she will become the first woman to run the planet’s largest national economy. This 67-year-old academic worked her way up at the Fed. She has served as a supportive No. 2 to Bernanke since 2010. The new job would be a huge step up in influence from her current title of vice chair. If she is confirmed, bankers and traders will hang on her every word, as they have on Bernanke’s and previous Fed chiefs. Other central banks will look to Yellen for direction. Her ascension will mean that women — Yellen, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund boss Christine Lagarde — hold three of the global economy’s most critical posts. That’s quite a milestone. We’re hopeful. Yellen has the background and experience to be a very effective Fed chair. The challenge she faces will demand a very effective Fed chair. Bernanke has been pouring on monetary stimulus for years. He has expanded the Fed’s balance sheet from $859 billion in mid-2007 to $3.7 trillion. His successor will be left to deal with the consequences. During her tenure at the Fed, Yellen has played Bernanke’s game. She was a strong advocate of the central bank’s aggressive intervention during the financial crisis of 2007-09. We give the Fed high marks for rescuing a banking system in danger of collapse. By keeping the money flowing, the Fed helped to keep the Great Recession from becoming another Great Depression. We’ve been skeptical about what the Fed has done since the economy stabilized — continuing to pour on stimulus, to less and less effect. The Fed should have backed off its unprecedented quantitative easing program long ago. Yet Yellen still favors the $85 billion a month bond-buying binge known as QE3, which continues today. As of Jan. 31, Yellen will own it. All those securities the Fed
has picked up in a bid to keep interest rates low and boost economic activity will have to be sold off eventually. Never before has the Fed had to manage such a massive effort, so there is no road map for Yellen to follow. Similarly, the Fed’s easy money policy of near-zero interest rates can’t go on forever. Someday, Yellen will have to “take away the punchbowl” (that’s Fed-speak for tightening the money supply). Otherwise, inflation will erode the dollar’s value and asset bubbles will form that can do terrible damage when they pop: Witness the recent real-estate bust. Yellen has consistently predicted that despite all the Fed stimulus, inflation wouldn’t break out. She has been right — so far, anyway. Inflation could come on fast. Many commentators have tried to peg Yellen: She’s a Democrat. She’s a Keynesian. She’s a Bernanke acolyte. She cares more about reducing unemployment than fighting inflation. She may be too soft to crack down on inflation before it gets going. Let’s wait and see. Often the circumstances make the chairman. The nation was fortunate to have Bernanke — a leading scholar on the Depression — in place when the crisis hit. Everyone can speculate based on her history, but no one really knows how a Chairwoman Yellen will play whatever hand the economy deals her. The Fed has come a long way from the era of Alan Greenspan, the Bernanke predecessor remembered for tossing off the ill-defined but alarming phrase, “irrational exuberance,” among others. Throughout much of its existence, the Fed has had a policy of never explaining itself. The result has been uncertainty. Bernanke and Yellen recognize that uncertainty hurts the economy. In a speech earlier this year, Yellen spoke approvingly of the “revolution” in communication at the Fed’s policymaking open-market committee. “The revolution in the FOMC’s communication, however, isn’t about technology or speed,” she said. “It’s a revolution in our understanding of how communication can influence the effectiveness of monetary policy.” Tell us more. We will be listening
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Three Americans win Nobel Prize in economics New Pokémon games draw crowd to Pullman Square By DON LEE
Continued from Page 3 and Leyland called on righthander Joaquin Benoit to face the lefthanded-hitting Ortiz. Lefty Phil Coke, against whom Ortiz was 2-for-18, was ready, but Leyland chose Benoit. Ortiz was 6-for-22 against him. Said Leyland: “Coke hadn’t pitched a big game for quite a while. Benoit is our guy against the lefties and we felt he gave us the best chance to get the out.” But Ortiz tore into a first-pitch fastball, sending it into the Red Sox bullpen in right-center. Torii Hunter gave it a good chase, tumbling over the short wall at full speed, his entire body crashing into the bullpen. As the crowd erupted, bullpen personnel frantically
Continued from Page 2 And, said Dan Whisenhunt, Apple’s director of real estate and facilities, that circle has been placed within a greenscape that’s planet-friendly. In fact, designers have shown an almost obsessive-compulsive take on the project’s ecosystem: a naturally ventilated space with radiant cooling that avoids the need for air-conditioning 70 percent of the year; LED lighting and smart-control systems adapted to the site’s microclimate conditions; onsite recycling of all excavated dirt into berms, eliminating dust-heaving trucks rumbling
Continued from Page 1 This year the Mission is celebrating 74 years of service to the local community by having an open house on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes, including a foursome to the Huntington City Mission 2014 Golf Classic, will be given at this behind-thescenes look at the Mission. Katy Lewis can be contacted at lewis405@live. marshall.edu.
TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU (MCT) A trio of U.S. scholars on Monday won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their research on the predictability of the price of stocks, bonds and other assets. Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen, both of the University of Chicago, and Robert J. Shiller, of Yale University, will share the $1.2-million prize. “Disbelief, that’s the only way to put it,” Shiller, cofounder of the Case-Shiller housing price index, said by telephone from New Haven, Conn., describing his reaction to the news in an interview with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which announced the prize. Theacademysaidthethree professors, who worked independently of each other, “laid the foundation for the current understanding of asset prices.” Their work showed that though there is no way to predict prices of stocks and bonds in the short term, it is possible to foresee price trends in the long run, the Nobel committee said in a statement. “These findings, which might seem surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year’s laureates.” The statement said their research has had important practical applications, influencing market waved for the Detroit trainer as Hunter remained down. He eventually got up and stayed in the game. Said Ortiz: “I just tried not to do too much. My idea wasn’t trying to hit a grand slam. If I tell you I was trying to hit a grand slam, I’d be lying to you.” The significance of the victory can’t be overstated, not with the Red Sox staring at the prospect of being two games down and heading to Detroit with the Tigers’ Justin Verlander on the mound in Game 3. Said Leyland: “It’s playoff baseball. Looked like we had one in hand and we let one get away, there’s no question about that.” Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz retired the Tigers in through the neighborhood during the three-year construction expected to begin later this year. “ T hi s w i l l be o ne of th e m o st e nvi ro nm entally s us t a i n a bl e d evelopm ents o n t hi s s c a l e any wh ere i n t he wo rl d ,” W h i s enhun t sa i d , po i n ti ng to th e m o d e l fi l l i n g an enti re ro o m i n si d e a h i gh -s ecur i t y wo rksho p l ocated i n t he fo o t pr i n t o f th e new c a m pus . “A bui l d i ng li ke t hi s w i l l us e 3 0 percent l e ss e n e rg y t han a ty pi c a l c o r po ra te bu i ld i ng i n t he Va l l ey. A n d th at’s 100 pe rc e n t re n e wab le en e rg y, whi c h i s u nh eard -of o n t hi s s c a l e , w i th m os t of i t pro d uc e d o n - si te.”
Continued from Page 3 “When they get there and to hear them, it’s just great.” To those who do not know the full schedule of a crosscountry season, the fall the season might look short. The spread out season is beneficial to runners so there are fewer injuries and to prevent over running. “You can definitely over race your body. It’s not good to be racing every weekend,”
practices in many ways, such as giving rise to the index funds, which collect all stocks in passively managed portfolios. One key aspect of their work is the relationship between asset prices and the broader economy. Changes in asset prices can give important signals to firms and individuals regarding investment and savings, but, as academy officials pointed out, their mispricing can lead to asset bubbles and cause problems for the overall economy, as was the case in the recent financial crisis. Of the three new economics laureates, Shiller may be the best known to the public, for his housing price index and writings about the housing bubble and the economy. The Nobel committee said he “suggested early on that important risks facing investors are sometimes hard to measure and thus are noninsurable by existing market instruments.” In the telephone interview, Shiller said although the field of finance has controversial elements, he believed it provides a useful body of knowledge with important implications. “I would say finance drives modern civilization,” he said, noting society’s best activities have to be financed. “I want to see finance developed further to serve humankind.”
order on nine pitches in the first but got hit hard in the second. With one out, Victor Martinez doubled into the gap in left-center and Jhonny Peralta lined a single to put runners at the corners. Alex Avila’s RBI single up the middle made it 1-0. The Tigers added four runs in the sixth, knocking out Buchholz and appearing to put a stranglehold on the series. With one out, Miguel Cabrera drove a 1-and-0 changeup over the Green Monster, rattling the light tower atop it for a 2-0 lead. Prince Fielder doubled off the Monster and scored on Martinez’s second double for a 3-0 lead. With two outs, Avila slammed a first-pitch fastball over the Tigers’ bullpen in right for a 5-0 lead.
By JUSTIN DePAMPHILIS
THE PARTHENON People everywhere are excited this week following the release of the new Pokémon games. Hundreds gathered in downtown Huntington late Friday to be among the first to own Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, including multiple people dressed in costumes who were attending the nearby convention, Tsubasacon. The line began to form at GameStop at Pullman Square several hours before the midnight release. At one point about 200 people were in line. “Most of my friends are getting the game,” Shane Cagen, a sophomore political science major, said. “I’m excited to play it myself and with friends.” Pokémon X and Y is the sixth generation of the Pokémon series developed by Gamefreak and Nintendo.
Continued from Page 2 “My ring is a reminder of what I’ve experienced and accomplished,” Bieniek said. However, some don’t see the value of a class ring and opt not to purchase one upon their graduation. Carol Stinson, director of accounting at Marshall University, never gave buying a ring a second thought. “I just wasn’t interested, I had one from high school and that was it,” Stinson said. Balfour’s rings are available for purchase at the Memorial Student Center Tuesday, and require a down payment of $75. As Rivas put it, in the end it comes down to the person and their preference. Monty Green can be contacted at green173@ marshall.edu.
People at the event were excited for the release of the game. “It looks like a really awesome addition to Pokémon, and the Pokémon look really new,” Matt Kaiser, a senior creative writing major, said. “I really like all the new stuff they are adding to the game. It really looks fun.” Throughout the years, Pokémon has been a story about an individual and his or her journey throughout the game with an animal known as a Pokémon. As you progress through the story you find that the game isn’t just about the battles and progression, but the growing bond you have with your Pokémon and the people around you. What distinguishes this game from the other games in the past is it’s a revitalization of the series through
Continued from Page 2 time, the average was eight, which is extremely low, of course. After we completed the project, we did another survey in the same area and the average was 130. So there is a significant difference in the way you make something look and the way people perceive it. If you’re at Marshall and you’re looking up the street, it’s well lit and attractive. One of our major goals has been to place the lights really close together and eliminate dark spots.” Phase two continued the revamping of downtown in 2011, and now phase three has begun, which will cover the blocks between 13th and 12th Streets. Holley said the continuation of
new mechanics, a larger region to explore with Pokémon and how the world, instead of being in the usual 2-D setting, is now set in a 3-D setting. Pokémon X and Y are currently available at video game stores, and can be bought for $40. The game requires a 2DS or a 3DS to play. Justin DePamphilis can contacted at depamphilis@ marshall.edu.
the project follows the same design elements as the prior phases. It will include new sidewalks with decorative stamped concrete around the tree pits and a brick band along the edge, new lampposts with highefficiency LED lighting and bump-outs on the curbs. Additionally, new trees will be planted to replace ones that were wiped out by fire blight disease. The new trees will be resistant to the disease so that the incident will not reoccur. The final phase of the project, which will encompass the block between 11th and 10th Streets, is projected for possible completion in summer 2014. Geoffrey Foster can be contacted at foster147@ marshall.edu.
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Apple's Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, left, and Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities at Apple, Dan Whisenhunt show a rendering of Apple's proposed new campus on Oct. 10, 2013 at an Apple's office located at the proposed new campus site in Cupertino, Calif.
Galloway said. “So we need those two weeks.” In his 15th season at the helm of the cross-country and track and field teams is head coach Jeff Small. Small has aid back demeanor, but helps many on his cross-country team grow. “He lets you know you can do better quietly,” Galloway said. “He is always encouraging and has a smile on his face.” Some people may not know, but there is a lot of strategy in the sport of
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running, particularly in cross-country. Runners try to pick off people and figure out between each split what runners have to do. Andrew Harrison can be contacted at harrison96@ marshall.edu.
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‘12 Years a Slave’ may be the best picture of 2013 By ROGER MOORE
Benedict Cumberbatch, left, as "William Ford" and Chiwetel Ejiofor as "Solomon Northup" in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave."
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Michael Fassbender as "Edwin Epps," from left, Lupita Nyong'o as "Patsey" and Chiwetel Ejiofor as "Solomon Northup" in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave."
Guerilla filmmaker discovers it’s not a small Disney World after all By ROGER MOORE
MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE (MCT) Randall “Randy” Moore got the Disney bug early. The son of divorced parents who grew up in Chicago, he’d spend summers with his dad, in Winter Park, Fla., just outside of Orlando. “I’d get off the plane,” Moore remembers, “and we’d drive straight over to Disney’s Polynesian Resort and hop on the Monorail into the park. We spent most of our time in EPCOT, in that vision of the future.” Those Disney World visits stuck with him, “but more as paternal memories” he says than Memories of the Mouse. Not all of them good. Then, years after his relationship with his father grew strained, Moore came back to Disney World as a parent himself. Seeing things from that point of view inspired his surreal take on the Theme Park Weekend from Hell — “Escape from Tomorrow.” “The idea for my movie came from those trips there as a child, with my father,” Moore, now 37, says. “As a parent, I came to appreciate what my dad went through.” Moore decided to make a movie at Disney World about one family’s nightmarish visit — a film with heated arguments, broken dreams and
sexual misadventures, badly behaved kids and a corporate conspiracy. No way Disney would go for that. “It is better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission,” as the old saying goes, and that became Moore’s credo. “I didn’t feel like they’d give us a permit to film there. So, we just did it.” “Escape from Tomorrow” became the ultimate act of guerrilla filmmaking. Just a tiny cast and crew, conventional, off-theshelf cameras, a collection of Disney World annual passes and a lot of invention and patience and they’d shoot their movie, out in the open but on the down low, without Disney knowing about it. “It wasn’t like we were sneaking special equipment into the park or disrupting patrons there. We had the same cameras that a lot of tourists bring into the park. ... We respected the signs that said ‘No flash photography.’ We were just a small group of people who just came in, went to our locations, filmed, got what we needed, and left.” Planning was paramount. Moore didn’t want “found footage” (“Blair Witch”-style shaky cameras) or a “home movie” look. So they shot in black and white and worked out ways to make the camera look locked
down and cinematic even when they were capturing the family boarding the monorail or It’s a Small World ride. A blown take — a missed line or botched focus or framing in the camera — meant getting everyone to the back of the line and waiting for the next monorail or Thunder Mountain train. “Cast and crew rode those rides 10, 11 times to get the take right,” Moore says, laughing. “We probably rode Small World 25 times, just me and the camera guys.” They filmed in a hotel room at the Contemporary Resort. For some scenes, “where I wanted more control, more time to work with the actors on performance,” they shot footage without actors which was then used as backdrop for the cast, which acted in front of a special effects green screen. And through it all, Moore, a filmmaking alumnus of Winter Park’s Full Sail University, maintained strict secrecy — never getting caught or even asked what he was doing. He took “Escape” to Korea for editing and postproduction work. “It’s a tiny, surreal indie black and white movie that I figured would exist in the festival circuit and maybe lead to bigger and better things,” Moore says. He never heard from Disney. No threats. No complaints or
compliments, either. Not even when he sold the film for theatrical distribution. It goes into limited release this month. He can thank critics for that. At Sundance, “Escape from Tomorrow” was hailed as “wholly original” (IndieWire) and “a great gimmick-dependent story and a remarkable piece of filmmaking” (Film.com). The experience of making the movie, spending all that time in the theme park, gave Moore a new appreciation for Walt Disney’s vision. The “American rite of passage” that visiting a Disney park has become, fans reacting to attractions in the parks “with an almost religious awe,” suggests that “what Walt built has transcended ‘theme park’ and become this magical tradition, passed down from generation to generation.” And that’s why he just had to make his movie there. “When people think about America, they’re not thinking about the Statue of Liberty or the White House,” Moore says. “Well, maybe they are. But Cinderella’s Castle is a close second.” Moore wanted that icon, that classical American vacation, as the jumping off point for one father’s warped, and wholly atypical experience of “The Happiest Place on Earth.”
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MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE (MCT) We expect the lashings, the leg irons, the cruelty and injustice of it all. But what Steve McQueen’s brilliant “12 Years A Slave” does for our understanding of that “peculiar” institution is the utter hopelessness of those enslaved. It lets a GPS/smart phone-addicted generation understand what it was like to not know where you are, to realize the helplessness of attempting to run away or steal paper to write a plea for help. And it forces those who would rationalize the era’s mores and religious “justification” for human beings enslaving and torturing one another to see that there is no rationalization for it, that there were many who could tell right from wrong, even back then. Chiwetel Ejiofor conjures up just the right measure of dignity and refinement as Solomon Northup, a New York musician, husband and father who was tricked into taking an engagement in Washington, D.C., along the border between free and slave states. Yes, this really happened in 1841: A black American who had never been a slave was kidnapped, smuggled south and sold into slavery. He struggled to keep his spirits up and his hope alive, even as others around him committed suicide or fell into inconsolable weeping at having their children sold away from them. The beauty of this movie is in how we identify with Northup and come to understand the awful effects his loss of liberty had not just on him, but on the moral relativists and outright sadists who ran machinery of slavery. Even a so-called “good master” (the terrific Benedict Cumberbatch plays one) had to
embrace an “it’s just business” myopia about what he was doing to other human beings. Even a “legitimate businessman” (Paul Giamatti) had to close his eyes to the unspeakable cruelty of breaking up families, to become less human by treating other humans as livestock. And then there were the monsters. Paul Dano is hateful perfection as the classic low-class overseer, brutal to his charges because he needs somebody to look down on and lord over. A wild-eyed Michael Fassbender plays an alcoholic Louisiana landowner who keeps an enslaved paramour (Lupita Nyong’o, a revelation) whom his resentful wife (Sarah Paulson) insists on forcing her husband to torture in his sober moments. And Alfre Woodard plays a one-time slave who has become mistress of her house, not above keeping slaves of her own, but capable of empathy and kindness toward those still confined. Ejiofor keeps Northup’s emotions close to the vest as he endures the unendurable — hard labor, from cotton picking to cane harvesting — and harder punishment. Northup’s music is one way he clings to his humanity, but even that isn’t enough. Ejiofor (“Kinky Boots”) never lets us see hate or fear in the man’s eyes, only resignation broken by slivers of hope that he might somehow escape this hell. It’s a challenging, serious and scholarly film, not the Blaxploitation burlesque that was “Django Unchained.” McQueen (“Shame,” “Hunger”) and his stellar cast take us on a difficult journey, a sometimes awful and only faintly inspiring odyssey that will make you want to avert your eyes. It is to their great credit that we never do.
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Attractions such as Cinderella's castle, top, the Dumbo ride, center, and Fantasyland, bottom, make appearances in Randy Moore's "Escape from Tomorrow." The black and white film was shot at Disney World without the knowledge or permission of the park.