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Budget woes continue to plague University

OFFICIALS AREN’T SURE HOW 18 PERCENT CUTS, INCREASED TUITION WILL IMPACT STUDENTS DIRECTLY Editor in Chief

The state’s struggle to balance its budget has simultaneously led to proposed cuts of colleges ranging from 10.7 to 13.4 percent and a tuition hike proposal from the Capitol that would increase tuition across the UNC system by 8 percent with a $200 maximum increase. The cuts and increases will mean departments will need to reduce their already meager budgets while striving to keep classes intact, and while officials say they’re doing their best to stave off cuts related to education, department heads can’t be positive how deep cuts will go.

New budget cuts announced A week after University officials announced the UNC system was asking for universities to prepare to absorb an 18 percent cut, departments are still unclear just how much impact the cuts will have. CHASS Dean Jeffery Braden said his college will definitely be cutting “seats and sections”, mostly because there’s not much else left to cut. “98.8 percent of our budget is personnel,” Braden said. “Almost all of those are either directly teaching or supporting instruction occupations. We’re being asked to plan for a 10.7 percent cut. We have already implemented a 1.7 percent

cut. If I’m going to have to come up with 9 percent more than what we’ve cut, I will lose seats and sections.” Braden said his departments have already made cuts, and said there will be more, but said the next phase will strive to keep the quality of education stable, from giving teaching assistants more responsibilities to raising class sizes. “We’re taking extraordinary efforts to increase the number of seats,” Braden said. “It’s a choice between no sections and big sections and most students would prefer big sections.” Associate Registrar Michelle Johnson said her division, which is made up of registration and records and admissions, is taking precautions to prevent

overcrowding in classes, especially as sections are cut. “There’s been a trend of constantly increasing the freshman class in recent years,” Johnson said. “This year we’re not doing that.” Johnson said while the University will be enrolling fewer students in the fall, current students will not be barred from registering. “We’re trying to control the number of new freshman coming in and keep it at or below what it was last year,” Johnson said. “We don’t want to experience that enrollment growth. It’s not a good year to have more students coming in look-

Merchants report low summer sales as street renovations limit traffic, parking

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“How has Hillsborough Street construction effected you?”

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“Since it’s summer school I have to drive to school, which is a pain. But Hillsborough needed to be redone, it’s overdue, and worth the extra traffic.” Ryan McCann sophomore, textile engineering

“I’m a visiting student, so I haven’t seen how it was preconstruction. But I’ve been able to cross the street and get to restaurants. Sometimes I have to walk a couple of minutes but that’s the only hindrance. My parking space is on E Lot so I don’t have to worry about finding a space on Hillsborough Street.” Matt James unc senior, political major

“By the vet school, parking is horrendous. We park in a grass lot and it’s so muddy that sometimes people get stuck and have to pay to get towed. I know the benefits will pay off in the end and we’re getting a new hospital so it’s a necessary evil.” Jenessa Gjeltema doctoral candidate, college of veterinary medicine

Centers freeze won’t affect fee-funded Talley project Moratorium on new centers won’t affect Rally4Talley Ty Johnson & Chris Frederick Editor in Chief & Correspondent

‘Barrel Monster’ creates a stir on campus See page 6.

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Hamlett Construction workers tear up a part of Hillsborough Street at the Oberlin Road intersection. Construction has caused sidewalk closings between Oberlin and Gardner Street. All the business are feeling a hit in customers since the start of construction.

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Plans for the renovation of Talley Student Center have been in the works for some years now and have ramped up efforts to bring the plans for renovating the student center into fruition in the past months with the introduction of the Rally4Talley campaign. But given the University’s budget cuts and the overall state of the economy, the

project is more difficult to fund than organizers of the Rally4Talley campaign planned, especially now that the University has been asked to prepare for an 18 percent budget cut. Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies Terri Lomax announced last week the University is placing a moratorium on all new University centers and institutes, as “one of several strategic approaches the University is taking to help meet the state’s budget shortfall.” Lomax said the cuts were largely an effort to protect classroom activities from cuts as much as possible, but, according to Student Senate President Kelli Rogers, who is on the Rally4Talley

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Agriculture and Life Sciences: 10.9% Design: 11.6% Education: 11.9% Engineering: 12.2% Natural Resources: 12.0% Humanities & Social Sciences: 10.7% Physical & Mathematical Sciences: 10.7% Textiles: 13.4% Veterinary Medicine: 13.2% Management: 11.4% Total Colleges: 11.7% Total Provost and Colleges: 12.6% SOURCE: NCSU BUDGET CENTRAL

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Hillsborough businesses struggle as construction continues

Nathan Phillips stands behind the counter in Pearl Cafe bent at the waist with his elbows resting on the counter. It’s 5 p.m. but as he’s alone in his bubble tea shop staring past the empty chairs and tables at Hillsborough Street. He steps outside to sit on his store’s patio furniture at the corner of Hillsborough and Pogue streets. Despite the inactivity on his side of Hillsborough, the other side is bustling with activity as workers and machines dig away at the street as part of the street’s renovations, which have been over a decade in the making. “It sucks,” Phillips, co-owner of the cafe said of the construction’s impact on traffic to his business. “In all the meetings they promised me that would be the only place you could cross over here for three blocks in either direction. They built a fence, put up a concrete barrier. They took the signal down. You can’t cross there without taking your own life in your hands. They haven’t done one thing the way they said they were going to do it.” Phillips said beyond the lack of revenue during the summer months of construction is the looming notion that things may not get better when students return for the fall semester. “I don’t know if it’s going to change in July when the kids come back for the second semester. I don’t know if it’s going to change in August,” Phillips said. “They keep saying if everybody can wait a year and a half it’ll be great when it’s all over.” Phillips said the real issue he has with the construction is that it was planned to begin

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building committee, the renovations for Talley will go forth as planned because it will be largely fee-funded. “From my understanding on the freeze,” Rogers, a junior in political science, said. “It only applies to projects receiving appropriated funds.” Union Activities Board President Margo Sauter, who is also on the Rally4Talley building committee, said she wasn’t aware the centers freeze would have any impact on Talley’s renovation campaign. “I haven’t heard anything on the freeze affecting the Rally4Talley,” Sauter said. The Rally4Talley web-site says the University is doing its best

to secure funding for the expansion/renovation project through private donations and state appropriations but will be obtaining most of the funding through student fees, which will range from $150200 with the possibility of increase over the term of the project. “Like many other projects on campus, you are going to see the project evolve over time.” Suzanne Crews, a University Student Centers executive assistant, said of the project.

Easley scandal inspires debate among community Students and faculty react to bad publicity brought to University due to controversy involving former First Lady Emory Robinson Correspondent

Though the media firestorm circulating around Mary Easley’s position at the University has died down in recent weeks after the former First Lady said she won’t resign, the situation involving the former governor, Mike Easley, and its connections to NCSU have made the situation a divisive topic among students. Gregory Allen, a senior in forest management, said he believes Mrs. Easley should resign and said Larry Nielsen and McQueen Campbell’s decision to resign were good decisions as well. At least until the problem is solved, while Jordan Frith, a graduate student in communications rhetoric said she should resign, but out of respect for the University. “I don’t think she has to resign,” Frith said. “She should resign to avoid controversy.” While Allen and Frith followed the situation closely, many students still aren’t knowledgeable about the scandal the News & Observer revealed in early May. Travis Smith, a senior in accounting, was openly apathetic about the subject. Smith doesn’t believe Easley’s employment will affect the state of the University at all. “I don’t think she should be getting paid that much money,” Smith said. “Jobs should pay value of work not the value of the person doing it.” Josh McIntyre, a program assistant in Patterson Hall, said he feels that the situation hurts the school’s public image, but understood why Mrs. Easley was resisting calls from Chancellor James Oblinger and UNC President Erskine Bowles for her to resign. “I think she should have known better,” McIntyre said. Editor in Chief Ty Johnson contributed to this article.

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Thursday SILVER OF THE STARS Gregg Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Witherspoon, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Partly cloudy skies give way to late afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation at 80 percent.

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89 70 Partly cloudy throughout the day with clear skies in the evening. Chance of precipitation at 10 percent.

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72 66 Cloudy and cooler with a 70 percent chance of precipitation.

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Hillsborough Street project continues

Workshop to promote Veteran support

Crews will continue to work throughout the weeks to come renovating Hillsborough Street. This week, crews will work on completing the necessary placement of water and sewer lines, as well as installing new manholes, and working lights. In order to keep up the pace of the project, there will be a temporary power outage for all residents on Pogue Street on June 6. The power outage will allow construction crews to remove an overhead electrical feeder. The re-construction of the South side of Hillsborough Street will be completed in February 2010.

On June 16, a workshop titled “Providing Support and Advising service to Veterans,” will be held in the Green room of Talley Student Center. The workshop will allow military personnel to better cope and understand the academic environment. The workshop will also cover G.I. benefits and the effects they can have on their academic career. For more information, or to sign-up for this event, contact Erin Robinson at erin_robinson@ncsu.edu.

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87 70 Scattered thunderstorms throughout the day will become showers in the evening. Chance of precipitation at 40 percent.

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57 69 Possibility of isolated thunderstorms with a 40 percent chance of precipitation. Partly cloudy skies in the evening

POLICE BLOTTER May 27 11:12 A.M. | CONCERNED BEHAVIOR Public Safety Center Staff member reported concern for former employee 11:36 A.M. | LARCENY Vet School Larceny was reported 8:26 A.M. | SAFETY PROGRAM Administrative Services III Officer conducted safety program 9:14 A.M. | CONCERNED BEHAVIOR Vet School Report of ex-employee loitering in the area. Officers located and trespassed

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owgli, a South American coatimundi, crawls on Monica Iglecia, a graduate student in zoology, outside Alexander Residence Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Nick Marcaccio, a UNC graduate, adopted Mowgli in Texas five months ago. “I wanted an exotic pet– he’s very curious and has an awesome personality,” Marcaccio said.

Students aim to learn finance management Cary Morris, the managing director and senior research analyst for the Financial Services Group at Scott and Stringfellow, LLC, will be presenting community members with information regarding banks and finances in today’s economic environment. The event will be held at the Capital City Club, on June 11 starting at 7:30. A small fee of fifteen dollars will cover a breakfast being served, as well as the event presentation. For more information on this event send an e-mail to Anna Rzewnicki at anna_rzewnicki@ncsu.edu.

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Silver show continues The Gregg Museum of Art and Design is currently featuring the Silver of the Stars collection now through July 3. The Silver of the Stars collection features many contemporary art forms made of Scottish silver. Artists from Scotland partnered with ten of the biggest names in film, fashion, music, and literature to create this exhibit. The Gregg Museum of Art and Design is found on the second floor of Talley Student Center, and is free for all students. More information can be found at ncsu.edu/gregg. SOURCE: NCSU.EDU

WORLD & NATION

Egyptians await visit from Obama

Landing in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday, June 4, President Obama will take the first steps to make peace with the Muslim region. Following the September 11 attacks, the Muslim population was severely persecuted by the United States government, and President Obama is reaching out to reverse the hatred the Egyptians and other Muslim nations have toward the United States. By gaining their trust, Obama believes it will increase a market for American businesses, as well as assist in easing tensions throughout the Middle East, including Israel.

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subject from all Vet School property. 2:51 | B/E VEHICLE Vet School Staff member reported parking decal stolen from unsecured vehicle 5:15 P.M. | CHECK PERSON Brickyard Report of suspicious subject in the area. Officers spoke with non-student. All file checks were negative. 5:17 P.M. | VEHICLE ACCIDENT Coliseum Deck Report of accident involving students 6:45 P.M. | SKATEBOARDING VIOLATION Park Shops Officers located five juveniles skateboarding in the area. Subjects complied to leave.

8:04 P.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Carmichael Gym Raleigh Animal Control Officer requested periodic checks of trap set for raccoon. May 28 1:12 A.M. | CHECK PERSON Morrill Drive Officer spoke with non-student looking for item that had been dropped earlier. 11:32 A.M. | INVESTIGATION Chamberlin Street Investigators served warrant and recovered stolen laptop. Investigation ongoing. 7:25 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Flex Research Building FP responded to alarm caused by power outage.

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Wilmont building’s future unclear after condemnation Tenets of the Wilmont apartment complex on Hillsborough Street have been evicted due to suspect of renovations. Bobby Earle Arts and Entertainment Editor

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Brad Woodard, a sophomore in management, bowls at Western Lanes on Hillsborough Street after his bowling class. “I’m trying to get some PE’s out of the way during the summer and bowling seemed like the easy, fun one, I didn’t have to sweat in,� Woodard said.

Forinash said. “What the University has done so far is to start the planning process. We won’t continued from page 1 know any more until the legislative committees have had their ing for seats in classes.� chances to do their discussions.� College of Veterinary Medicine Forinash said it was likely the Interim Dean David Bristol said General Assembly was aiming his college will be impacted in to solve the state’s budget crisis a unique way as the Vet School with the increases looks to add a hospital. “It looks like the legislature “We’re building a new hospital is trying to balance the budget and have to be ready with per- reductions with more revenue sonnel to man the hospital when which they’re asking students to it opens,� Brispay tuition tol said. “We’re for,� Forigoing to have a nash said. nice new facility With the and we’ll be cutcuts and ting back,� hikes all As with most hav i ng a n of the colleges, impact on Bristol said it students’ was unclea r wallets, Fohow t he Vet rinash said School will be students impacted, but m ay ne e d #(!33$EAN*EFFERY"RADEN he said there to become will definitely more a part be personnel losses. of the decisions being made, “We’re still in a planning pro- adding that if any students had cess as far as where well make ideas or opinions, they should let these cuts,� Bristol said. “But, themselves be heard. Forinash there are definitely going to be couldn’t say whether student inpositions impacted.� put will become a more formal part of the budget-balancing Tuition hike process, but said students are just University Cashier’s Office as involved as those making the Director Bruce A. Forinash said decisions. information wasn’t coming very “Students are part of the proquickly about how likely a $200 cess too,� Forinash said. increase in tuition for NCSU students will become a reality. “About the only thing I know is what I read in the papers,�

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“It’s a choice between no sections and big sections and most students would prefer big sections.�

The Wilmont apartment complex was once a beautiful building, and it was the home of many NCSU students since its construction back in the 1930’s. Now the Wilmont apartments have degraded and have become a shadow of its former glory. The story started back in October 14, 2008, when a city official inspected the Wilmont apartment complex due to a tenant’s complaints. When the Wilmont failed to pass the inspection, the city of Raleigh then gave David House, LLC, the owner of the Wilmont apartment complex since 2002, what it thought was a reasonable amount of time to make the needed repairs. Since House was not able to make the needed repairs, the City of Raleigh declared the Wilmont apartment complex unfit for human habitation as of April 24, 2009. Brandon Casperson, a Wake Tech student, said, “I’ve had a lot of fun here. I mean it’s an old building with problems but he never did anything about the problems.� Dana Trentlage, a graduate from NCSU’s graphic design department, said, “We hate living in this squander. We have no heat, no hot water and sometimes no water at all.� On April 27, 2009, House informed the tenants that due to the city’s decision of the Wilmont apartments being unfit for human habitation, he had been forced to terminate all of their leases and ask the tenants to vacate the premises as of May 10, 2009. According to the letter from House if any tenant would remain after May 11 then he would have to initiate the eviction process on that tenant. Many of the tenants felt like Trentlage, “Pretty much we’ve been kept in the dark.� Miles Holst, a senior in Arts and Design in Communications Media, said “that the owner was forced to sell the property, so he

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Showing his wares to browsers at the “Wilmont Moving Sale,� Miles Holst, a senior in art and design, sells an assortment of his belongings. “It’s going pretty well,� Holst said, “I’m selling a lot of stuff.�

terminated our leases in May, but he said that we could stick around while they did repairs. Then we got court summons because we had stuck around after our leases were up, so that sent conflicting messages. “ Thus many of the tenants have decided to pursue a lawsuit against House in hopes of reimbursement for the damages. During the month of May, workers were coming in and out repairing the apartment as they pleased. On Saturday May 30, the tenants were presented with a notice that stated that they could stay at the Wilmont rent-free until June 4. If any tenant were to stay after June 4, then the tenant would have to pay the month’s rent. Many of the tenants felt relieved to hear about his news because it would give them enough time to move out of their home at the Wilmont. As it turned to night on Saturday May 30, the tenants then had one final party, which was shut down when an officer from the Raleigh police department came to address a noise complaint. An interesting note to mention was that many of the tenants presumed that the Wilmont was on the national registry of historic places but according to the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, the

process of turning the Wilmont apartments into a historic place was started in 1991, but it never saw completion. Thus the Wilmont apartment complex is not an official historic site. The latest news concerning the Wilmont was that Roger Bonning, the Housing Inspector Supervisor OEP said, “the Wilmont has been brought back up to code as of yesterday [June 2, 2009].� As far as the city is concerned the building is now fit for habitation but it is up the owner to decide what to do with the Wilmont. Many of the tenants felt that the owner would sell the apartment to someone who would strip the apartment complex and then turn it to luxury condos. “I can’t keep throwing money into it,� said House, “everything has gone way out of hand.� According to House, he felt that if everyone was treated like he was by the city then everyone would be homeless. As far the future of the Wilmont goes, will the new owner try to make the Wilmont a historic site or will he strip the complex down to build luxury condos? Only time will tell.

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last year, when the economy was stronger. “I knew they were going to do this,� Phillips said. “But they swore to me they would start last year when I had money in the bank and if they had done this when they said they were going to do it I could probably weather the first six or seven months, but they waited until great depression time.� Mitch Hazouri, owner of Mitch’s Tavern since 1972, said the lack of sales is lower than he’s seen in decades. “It’s been the worst in a long time—like since the seventies,� Hazouri said. “It’s pretty cataclysmic.� Hazouri said his viewpoint differs from other merchants on the street, though, as he doesn’t think the construction is all to blame for the lack of sales. He said Hillsborough is just

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Car and foot traffic are altered due to the start of renovations on Hillsborough Street. The street was reduced to two lanes. People are having to find other places to park behind Hillsborough or elsewhere.

morphing from a local street into what most college areas around the country are—quick service food and beverages run on a corporate model infrastructure. “There won’t be any more fullservice places,� Hazouri said. “You look all around the nation at big universities and you see pizza by-the-slice, Chinese and Mexican restaurants— that’s what’s going to be along Hillsborough Street. There’s not going to be any more Mitch’s, no more Foster’s, no more Porter’s. The parking can’t support places like that.� Hazouri said the limited parking on Hillsborough and increases in parking enforcement in the area have crippled businesses. “We need a local street that nourishes the community,� Hazouri said. “It’s hard to do anything when everything is driven by a corporate model.� Alan Lovette, owner of Melvin’s and Five O’Clock Sports Bar, said Phillips’ restaurant wasn’t the only one feeling a pinch because of the construction. Lovette said he met with University and city officials two weeks after commencement and discussed how businesses were doing. “We saw a reduction in sales of about 35% in sales per day after school let out,� Lovette said of his own and about ten other restaurant owners he spoke with. “When they put the orange

mesh fencing up across the street we saw about another 25% drop.� Lovette said the officials told him the reductions in sales were solely due to fewer students being on campus, but he said he wasn’t convinced. “I just talked to Wachovia bank today and they’ve already started making phone calls—they’re livid about it,� Lovette said. “Their transactions are way off on Hillsborough Street compared to the same time last year.� Lovette said the reduction in sales had a lot to do not only with the construction area, but the area crews have roped off where construction hasn’t yet begun. “Right when they put the orange mesh up, they put up barrels too,� Lovette said. “Even though the barrels are up, they’re not doing construction in all that area, but they’re taking up the whole area with those barrels.� Lovette said he’d like it if they didn’t have to put the barrels up until they needed to, but understood the decision was likely to make the traffic pattern more stable. As for what his business will do to weather the perfect storm of economic woes and construction, Lovette said his business will try to absorb the losses. “We’re trying to just endure the summer,� Lovette said. “ Orientation will help us a little bit, it has in the past.� Beyond orientation, Lovette said fall events would likely help

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the businesses, since merchants could count on the Haunted Hillsborough Hike and the Homecoming parade. “Provided they’re going to have the Homecoming parade on Hillsborough Street,� Lovette said. “We would like to have an answer about that.� Phillips said he would like more answers about why the project was postponed and why the city wasn’t more up front with merchants about the reality of the losses they would experience. “They did this on Fayetteville Street, they did this on Glenwood—they lost 40-60 percent in business in both of those places,� Phillips said. “They knew it was going to hurt business on this street. I think they showed just a fundamental lack of good judgment. They postponed this last year when the economy was good and doing it this year when the economy was bad is just like a big ‘f--- you’ to every business on Hillsborough Street.�


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The fat was gone, now we’re cutting the bone THE FACTS:

The University Budget Advisory Committee released a memo last Thursday detailing new budget cuts. The cuts amount to 11 percent for most colleges on campus as part of a total University reduction of 18 percent. Cuts this massive will inevitably lead to reductions in sections and increases in class sizes.

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Massive budget cuts are in the works. Students and personnel need to be aware that major changes are coming to campus.

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The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board excluding the news department and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.

penses are on faculty and staff. To take an additional 11 percent out of that figure would inevitably result in the loss of faculty members. Those losses will in turn reduce the number of available seats and sections, along with the overall quality of service provided by the University. This past year, the University masked budget cuts relatively effectively with little or no disruption to primary services. This upcoming year, they will be much wmore evident. What this adds up to for students is higher tuition, larger classes, fewer services and more

difficulty registering for classes. Assuming this proposed reduction comes to fruition, the University will see its general fund appropriation decrease by $93 million. To put that figure in perspective, no single college on campus has a base budget that large. The University could eliminate PAMS, CHASS and CALS and still come up $1 million short of the proposed appropriation decrease. This budgetary decrease is a threat to the core missions of this University as well as its plans for future growth.

Our state and campus leaders seem to think that the University will come out of this round of cuts leaner and better aligned toward our mission statement. Realism would instead have us heed the words of CHASS Dean Jeffery Braden, “if this is a long, hard winter, we’re going to lose some plants.” Perhaps it is time you contact your representative in the General Assembly and tell them not to short change our futures. Otherwise students should give non-tenure track teachers heartfelt goodbyes at the end of the summer, it may be the last time you see them.

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ast week, my fellow columnist Benton Sawrey expressed his concerns over the effect Mary Easley’s refusal to resign is having on the University’s reputation and community. Beneath all of the sensational media coverage, the Jessie Jeppsson $179,000 salar y of our Staff Columnist Executivein-Residence stands tall as a looming beacon of greed over the rest of us employed or enrolled at N.C. State. Perhaps Mrs. Easley does not realize the effect state and University budget cuts are having on the rest of us in the Wolfpack family. Un l i ke t he students here, Mrs. Easley is not looking to the University to prov ide a good foundation on which she can build her career. Let’s take a look at some statistics from the University’s budget. Nearly half of the University’s operating funds come from state appropriations. $93 million of the University’s total funding needs to be cut. Sixty percent of the University’s total budget goes towards personnel costs. As of late April, 317 job positions were eliminated. And while the administration claims that educating the students will remain a top priority, 180 course sections will disappear from MyPack Portal. Because fewer course sections will be offered, yet demand for the seats is still the same, classroom sizes will undoubtedly increase. Because personnel costs are so high, state policy requires parttime workers be let go before permanent employees. Part-time jobs will be eliminated first in personnel cuts, causing a proportionally high burden on teacher’s assistants. TA’s are either graduate students who have been awarded a fellowship stipend or any student who has previously taken the course and is paid hourly to grade the class assignments. This latter group will be especially affected.

The poor state of the economy has also negatively impacted the amount of endowment money departments have received from donors to fund graduate fellowships. What this all means, collectively, is learning at NCSU will now be held in large classrooms without sufficient help to grade homework and quizzes. Professors, along with all of their research and other professional duties, do not have the time to grade the term papers of 300 students. The trickle-down effect continues when instead of having smaller assignments to reinforce course material before a test or exam, a student’s final grade is comprised of a few, heavily weighted, multiple-choice, bubble sheet tests that are graded by a machine. In order to ensure ever y st udent enrolled at NCSU receives the best possible education, reducing the amount of individual feedback students receive from instructors should not be considered as an option. As both a full-time student and a part-time employee of the University, I am outraged at Mrs. Easley’s lack of compassion for those of us who are here to learn and/or work 40 hours a week to pay the bills. As of June 30th, I will no longer be employed by the University as per my department’s efforts to adhere to the new budget restrictions. I will also probably be faced with classrooms the size of cinemas where the professor doesn’t know my name. Mrs. Easley, my job is being eliminated and the future of my academic career as well as those of 31,000 others at NCSU is being jeopardized. While you told WRAL last year that “what people have to understand” is that you “bring something unique to N.C. State”, you should understand that many of us are giving up jobs and possibly the quality of our education in order to help the University meet its budget requirements. Do your part, too.

“Demand for the seats is still the same, classroom sizes will undoubtedly increase. ”

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“Easley, the sharks can’t wait forever.”

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“Mine was actually kind of hard.” Katherine Anne Berry sophomore, environmental engineering

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she says afterward, “I believe that we should not be so myopic as to believe that others of different experiences or backgrounds are incapable of understanding the values and needs of people from a different group … However, to understand takes time and effort, something that not all people are willing to give.” Her point is not that white males who have lived a privileged life are inherently unfair to minorities or cannot understand the discrimination others face. She is simply saying it takes some effort for them to empathize. I n r e a l i t y, some individuals do not put forth the effort to le a r n t he plight of others. This is what leads to poor choices in the administration of the law, i.e. discrimination and immigration. In Sotomayor’s view, the presence of minorities on a court would lead to more fair decisions in these areas. There is also an assault on the concept of empathy as a factor in making legal decisions. Limbaugh and others began by attacking Obama’s claim that empathy will be a factor in his choice of a nominee. They claim that the law is neutral and that it should apply to everyone in a blind manner. That sounds good but would make no sense in the numer-

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ous cases about discrimination that flood the courts. I would not want to live in a country whose legal decisions are decided without keeping the welfare of those affected in mind. A f laming liberal, up for congressional confirmation for the Supreme Court said, “When a case comes before me involving, let’s say, someone who is an immigrant, and we get an awful lot of immigration c a ses a nd naturalization cases, I can’t help but t h i n k of my own ancestors, because it wasn’t that long ago when they were in that position. When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.” Oh wait, that wasn’t a flaming liberal. That was Bush’s nominee, Samuel Alito. Empathy is only bad when it applies to the other party, right guys?

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A series of summer concerts known as Downtown Live kicked off this weekend, with Saturday featuring performances headlined by popular grunge-rock band Candlebox. The Downtown Live concert series is sponsored by Bud Light and 96 Rock. This summer marks the series’ fifth season held at Raleigh’s Moore’s Square. For students looking for something to do on the weekend during the summer, Downtown Live presents a great opportunity for a chance to have fun and rock out. “I liked it,� Chris Kilgore, a rising junior in chemical engineering, said. Kilgore said he came out because he had nothing else to do. “It’s been fun,� Eddie Ferguson, a rising junior in nuclear engineering, said, “There were more people than what I expected. I had heard about it on the radio [96.1 FM] and figured it would be fun.� There are on average about six to seven bands that will play at any single concert. The first concert featured the band Candlebox with Parmalee, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Old Habits, The Last Hour, The Jackets, Big Rick & The Bombers, and Elysium. The crowd was in a thrall, packed tight together as the bands rocked out on stage. Before the headliner took the stage, the 96 rock DJs came on stage thank all the people that came out to enjoy the concert. Then as they left the stage, Candlebox, the multi-platinum grunge rock band,

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Video Games June 4 Wolfenstein 3-D (Xbox 360, Playstation 3) June 8 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3) Grand Slam Tennis (Nintendo Wii) MySims Racing (Nintendo Wii)

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Candlebox plays in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square during Downtown Live Saturday night May 30. This marked the first of the summer concerts, where they will be held every other Saturday night. The next performance will be on June 13 featuring Filter.

ABOUT THE CONCERT SERIES: The City of Raleigh Convention Center and the Raleigh-based Deep South Entertainment manage Downtown Live. The concerts are held at Moore Square Park in Downtown Raleigh at the corner of Blount and Martin Streets rain or shine.

was ready to entertain the crowd around 9 p.m. In the following weeks, Downtown

Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and concerts typically last until 11 p.m. Downtown Live concerts are held every other Saturday until the end of August and are open to people of all ages. The concerts also offer beer, wine, soft drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, and ice cream.

June 9 Prototype (Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Microsoft Windows) Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Nintendo Wii) June 10 Altered Beast (Xbox 360) Comix Zone (Xbox 360) Gunstar Heroes (Xbox 360, Playstation 3) Phantasy Star II (Xbox 360) Shinobi (Xbox 360) Sonic the Hedgehog (Xbox 360)

The concerts always free and are open to the general public. For more information, check out http://www.raleighdowntownlive. com.

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Movies June 5 The Hangover Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Synopsis: In Las Vegas, three groomsmen lose their about-to-bewed buddy during their drunken misadventures, forcing them to retrace their steps in order to find him before the church bells ring. My Life in Ruins Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures Synopsis: A travel guide (Vardalos) rediscovers her romantic side, with a very unlikely match, as she whisks a group of tourists around Greece. June 11 Tetro Studio: American Zoetrope Synopsis: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires (Ehrenreich) to find his longmissing older brother (Gallo), a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie’s discovery of his brother’s nearfinished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond. SOURCE: IMDB.COM

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in life. Frankly, Up says the most when it says nothing at all. Although the montages depicting Fredricksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life may, at times, be confusing to children, they push the film up to the next level, taking on a broader target audience. The film has something for everyone, both a relatable hero and a laugh for parents and children alike. Lead henchman, or should we say dog, Doberman Pincher Alpha (Bob Peterson), had us rolling with laughter, accompanied by the hilarious mime antics of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kevinâ&#x20AC;? the bird and underdog Dug, a kindly outcast from Muntzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s army of canines. An excellent follow-up to 2008â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WALL-E, Up is a breath of fresh air to parents forced to sit through hyperactive slop like Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (even the proceeding animated short involving storks and storm clouds held more promise!) UP DPOUJOVFEQBHF

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[Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: U Live and You Burn agreed to be interviewed with the condition that his identity be limited to his screenname] He has done everything from climb a cable to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge in the middle of the night to hop freight trains in Apex, armed with nothing but an old Canon Rebel LXI and some climbing equipment. He is local thrill seeker and graffiti artist U Live and You Burn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the alias was taken from an Alkaline Trio song years ago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he keeps a blog of his exploits at nopromiseofsafety.com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been creative artistically, and lately Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come to really not like rules,â&#x20AC;? U Live and You Burn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I try and break them at every opportunity.â&#x20AC;? Students may be familiar with his work. He drew the captivation of summer campusdwellers and the ire of law enforcement after he â&#x20AC;&#x153;borrowedâ&#x20AC;? several traffic barrels from the construction area on Hillsborough Street and put them together to create an angry orange barrel man that directs traffic with a severely pointed finger. U Live and You Burn said the Barrel Monster wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t planned. Like most of his artwork, the idea came to him suddenly, and he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shake it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It popped into my head in class the morning before I did it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes when you get an idea in your head, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it go.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kidnapped a couple of barrels â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a few at a

time because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really big â&#x20AC;&#x201C; brought them back to my place, laid them out in my living room. My roommate was sitting there shaking his head at me because he knows Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an idiot. I cut them up, using screws this time rather than duct tape because it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold as well as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like.â&#x20AC;? One of his previous traffic cone creations, a giant lizard, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit in the trunk of his car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That thing involved many large pieces,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I drove to campus with it strapped to the roof of my car, which was a little conspicuous.â&#x20AC;? This time, he brought the Barrel Monster to campus in several pieces and assembled it in a ditch beside Caldwell Hall before dragging it up into the street. Previously, U Live and You Burn was best known for his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Angry Manâ&#x20AC;? painting on the side of a hopper next to the Boylan Bridge in downtown Raleigh. That mural earned him 1,600 hits to his site and New Raleigh featured it in a story on its Web site. The Barrel Monster, however, is quickly becoming his most searched work. He received more than 1,000 hits in one day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess when you create something that people like, this is whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen,â&#x20AC;? U Live and You Burn said.

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said he creates his art whenever the inspiration strikes and places or paints them on his own schedule. Though what he does is often illegal, he is not concerned enough with being caught to resort to painting in early morning hours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both times, with the Angry Man and the Barrel Monster, I actually had people watching me do it,â&#x20AC;? U Live and You Burn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try and stop me or call the cops or anything. Most people like it, so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give me any trouble.â&#x20AC;? U Live and You Burn is also a part of a global community of individuals that call themselves â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Explorers,â&#x20AC;? a group known more for their love of adventure and photography skills than their law-abiding natures. U

Live and You Burn described Urban Explorersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pursuits as â&#x20AC;&#x153;physically exploring places that are off limits to the general public, whether it be abandoned buildings, storm drains, rooftops, elevator shafts, basically anywhere thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a no trespassing sign. You go there just for the sake of seeing and experiencing it.â&#x20AC;? However, one of Raleighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more active memMONSTER continued page 7

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For most artists the sophomore album is a crucial one. If its predecessor was a hit, the bar is set high and if it was a flop, this album could feasibly make or break their career. Many artists have fallen into the curse that is the sophomore jinx, but Chrisette Michele manages not only to meet the bar, she exceeds all previous expectations with Epiphany. With Epiphany, Micheleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional vocal stylings have evolved into a more well rounded R&B sound, retaining the jazz influences from her debut album; I am, yet adding more of a modern, urban, youthful vibe.

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On Epiphany, Michele mainly focuses on the joys and sorrows love brings from the viewpoint of a strong, independent woman, with a fragile heart. The first single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Epiphany,â&#x20AC;? bearing the albums title, begins

with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over.â&#x20AC;? The Ne-Yo produced, piano driven single describes how Michele has finally come to an important realization and decides that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to leave an unhealthy relationship. It is the perfect opening to a stellar

album. Following â&#x20AC;&#x153;Epiphanyâ&#x20AC;? is the beautifully written ballad â&#x20AC;&#x153;Notebookâ&#x20AC;?, describing how Michele is afraid to tell a prospective mate that she has a crush and instead opts to confide in the pages of her notebook. The album hitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s its stride with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blame It on Meâ&#x20AC;?, where vocally Michele is at her finest, confessing that she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care who takes the blame for a failed relationship â&#x20AC;&#x153;as long as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overâ&#x20AC;?. Next is â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I Ever Think About.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strings, heavy bass, kicks, and impassioned vocals make it the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best, as Michele bares her soul over missing her love. Epiphany successfully moves from soulful melodies to the urban-pop with the acoustic guitar-ridden â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Our Songâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;On My Ownâ&#x20AC;?. The former has Michele convincing herself that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine after a breakup, while the latter has Michele acknowledging its time to become her own woman. Many of the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standouts were written and produced by R&B singer, Ne-Yo, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Porcelain Doll, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another Oneâ&#x20AC;?

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Up is more than just an entertaining barrage of 3-D images, it is a lesson about how it is never too late to accomplish your dreams. It is a carpe diem tale where people are valued more than possessions. Summertime audiences get a first hand (thank you 3-D) look at what it takes Fredricksen a whole lifetime to understand, adventure is just outside your front door, or in our case, in the theater around in corner. Never preachy, audiences will leave Up a little more thoughtful than they came in, a rarity in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cinema, if you can even classify the movie as such. Poignant and humorous, there is nowhere for this film to go but Up.


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bers realizes that his artwork goes against several of the principles of the Urban Explorers. “The mainstream Urban Exploration community doesn’t like to vandalize stuff,” U Live and You Burn said. “They have adopted the Sierra Club philosophy of ‘take only pictures, leave only footprints.’ But in every community, there are people with differing opinions. They’re two separate things for me—Urban Exploration and graffiti.” Many do not condone what U Live and You Burn does. His comment box is littered with angry messages from concerned citizens and fellow Urban Explorers. “You are a freaking idiot that will soon die from a fall,” one message reads. “Where I come from we tar and feather this kind of behavior. The first time I get arrested because of heightened security due to this ass hat, I’m going to be highly pissed,” another says. U Live and You Burn said he understands the repercussions of what he does. “They have a point – I am costing people money,” he said. “I’m not going to sit here and say it’s perfectly okay. That’s part of graffiti and street art – vandalism.” When asked about the difference between art and vandalism, he admitted it was a blurred line. “I guess it depends on how many people like it and how much time you put into it,” he said. That’s the difference between scrawling your name on a wall and a real nice graffiti piece, or an angry man made out of construction barrels. Effort makes a difference.” As expected, the Barrel Monster has now also fallen prey to Raleigh law enforcement. Traffic barrels can be pricey, and the ones that are still intact have gone back to their intended use. A crew painted over the Angry Man mural the morning after U Live and You Burn created it, so he is no stranger to seeing his work destroyed. “I always know it’s going to come down,” he said. “Sometimes I hope it will stay up a little longer than it does, but that’s part of it.”

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The “Angry Man” mural on a hopper near the Boylan Bridge was gone the morning after its creation.

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HOMES FOR RENT Near NCSU/ Ridge Road Stunning 2 bedroom 2 bath 2200 sq. ft. Executive house. Features spacious 22x12 ft. den, 20x12 ft office, whirlpool tub. Built-in 130 aquarium. Huge Bedrooms (18x12 and 16x12), many extras. Call Day: 833- 7142 or Evening: 783-9410. Please visit our website:: www.jansenproperties.com

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Two women’s tennis players earn final rankings Junior Berkeley Brock ended the season at No. 114 in the singles rankings for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Sophomore Lenka Hojckova finished the season with a final ranking of No. 97 after competing at the No. 1 singles spot through most of the season. The pair play No. 1 doubles and finished ranking No. 58 in doubles at the conclusion of the season. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Henry advances to NCAA Championship School record holder in shot put Lawanda Henry advanced to the NCAA Championships after finishing third at the NCAA Outdoor Regional. Henry’s mark of 52’08.75” was the second-best of the season. The Championships will be held June 1013 in Fayetteville, Ark. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

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QUOTE OF THE DAY “I feel like I’ve excelled a lot at college the past two years, and the next two years I can continue to get better and win tournaments. I don’t feel like I’m ready to be a pro right now, and playing college golf will help me continue to get better.” Matt Hill on his plans for the future

DID YOU KNOW? Men’s golfer Matt Hill was named PING All-American for the second time after winning the NCAA Championships.

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Matt Hill wins national championship SOPHOMORE BECOMES THIRD PACK ATHLETE TO SECURE NATIONAL TITLE IN 2009 Kate Shefte Sports Editor

All year, Matt Hill’s teammates have tried to inform everyone of how good the 20-year-old from Bright’s Grove, Ontario, truly was. Now it seems they have no choice but to listen. “Matt has been playing really, really well,” sophomore Brandon Detweiler told Technician in April. “I think he is quite possibly one of the most underrated amateurs in golf.” “No one ever talks about him,” Detweiler went on. “I don’t know why. He just does everything well, and doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. If he keeps playing the way he is playing people will be forced to recognize him.” Now, recognition doesn’t seem to be an issue. Hill all but secured a Division I NCAA Individual Championships win on the second day of play at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. He shot two under during each of the three rounds of play at the Inverness, a course which is widely considered to be one of the toughest in the United States. As evidence, the Inverness Club has hosted four U.S. Open Championships. “To have my name associated with past champions – it’s just a huge honor to me,” Hill said. Hill birdied four holes in the first round and notched an eagle on the eighth hole in the second round. He performed consistently well on the front nine, finishing twounder in all three rounds. He birdied the 15th hole in the final round before bogeying the 16th. Hill finished the final two holes on par. A modest fist pump accompanied his victory. “I had a couple of small fist pumps going into the last hole,” Hill said. “I had chills going down my spine during the final stretch.” Fellow ACC golfer Kyle Stanley of Clemson University finished runner-up at Na-

tionals. Stanley was ranked No. 1 before the tournament, but Hill is expected to jump one spot and replace him. With the win, Hill became the first Pack golfer to win an individual golfing championship and put himself in lofty company. According to Golfweek Magazine, Hill is the second player in NCAA history to win his conference tournament, an NCAA regional and the NCAA Championship tournament since the NCAA started the regional play format. The first was Tiger Woods, who was a Stanford University standout in 1996 before becoming one of the most decorated and highest-paid golf pros of all time. “Scoring titles, tournament wins – those are my goals,” Hill said. “I accomplished more things than I thought I would at the start of the season, and I attribute that to the coaching and everyone else who’s helped me along the way.” Hill was named an All-American for the second straight year, becoming the seventh N.C. State golfer to earn the distinction at least twice in his career. After diver Kristin Davies and wrestler Darrion Caldwell each won individual national championships on March 21, Hill became the third Pack athlete to shine on a national level. Davies and Hill both hail from Canada, though their hometowns are over 800 miles apart. Hill set an ACC record with eight college tournament wins during the 2008-09 school year, with one in the fall and seven in the spring. The previous ACC record was five in one season. “The best part of my game has been the mental aspect,” Hill said. “Coming down the stretch I felt more confident than I ever have, and I felt I handled my nerves very well.” Though Hill has the option to go pro and will try his luck at a sectional qualifier for the U.S. Open this week, he said he plans on finishing out his college eligibility at N.C. State and completing his degree in sports management. “I feel like I’ve excelled a lot at college the past two years, and

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Matt Hill lines up his final putt on the 17th hole at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Hill shot par on the hole and finished six-under in the tournament to secure first place honors.

the next two years I can continue to get better and win tournaments,” Hill said. “I don’t feel like I’m ready to be a pro right now, and playing college golf will help me continue to get better.”

The Pack will be glad to have him back. Though his team didn’t make the trip to Nationals with him, Hill said the win was collective. “My team’s been really sup-

portive, and I’m definitely going to share this victory with them,” Hill said. “We have a talented team and we had a very good season, and it’s unfortunate they didn’t make it.”

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Caldwell to represent Pack on USA World Team State wrestler defeats former Olympian to secure berth at World Trials

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With an NCAA national win in the 149 weight class under his belt, Pack wrestler Darrion Caldwell has now set his sights on winning at the national level. The State standout, who is taking a year off college wrestling in hopes of competing in the 2012 London Olympics, came within one win of taking his weight a “This let me know that there’s a future outside of college wrestling for me,” Caldwell said. “I want to hone my skills in the area of freestyle wrestling and be the best wrestler I can be.” Caldwell went to the trials for the World Team, where he lost what Jordan called a “very close match” in the tournament finals. His opponent was Jared Frayer, an experienced two-time All-American who is almost a decade Caldwell’s senior. “I’ve seen this happening. I’m not really satisfied, but I’m not upset,” Caldwell said of his performance at the World Trials. “I get the experience at a young age. I wanted to win the trials and go to Denmark and compete in the World Championships. Being the best is all I strive for.” However, Caldwell’s showing at the

weight class record on the season ACC individual championships national championship N.C. State wrestlers named to the USA World Team all-time SOURCE: NCSU ATHLETICS

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Darion Caldwell pins his opponent during the Wolfpack Invitational Wrestling Match in Reynolds Coliseum Nov. 8. Caldwell won the match.

tournament was not without fanfare. He had a fever that morning.” defeated former Olympian Doug Schwab Caldwell’s Olympic coaches will now in the first round and decide if he will compete qualified to become one in an upcoming event in of three members of the Azerbaijan, a country in U.S. National team. the Middle East. “As big as the NCAA’s “We have camp from were, this is Worlds. And the 14-28, then I’ll do an again, he was the talk of international tournathe tournament,” Jordan ment or two – it’s just Carter Jordan on Darrion said. “It was almost overa matter of which one,” Caldwell at the World Trials whelming for both of us, Caldwell said. and he really didn’t even For now, Caldwell said have any trouble with the former Olym- he is enjoying his time at the Olympic pian and he was under the weather – he Training Center in “beautiful” Colorado

“...again, he was the talk of the tournament.”

Springs. “He’s been at the training center for the past month, working with one of the resident coaches there,” Jordan said. “He’s coming home for a bit then he will be flying back out there June 12 to train for a trip they are taking in July with all the other team members. Then coaches will decide where he will go to wrestle.” Jordan said the exposure Caldwell continues to bring to the program is invaluable. According to the coach, 28 million people scooped up the Sports Illustrated magazine that featured an article of Caldwell. “Now he’s one of the guys that has been identified for the Olympic team,” Jordan said. “We’ve never had a U.S. National team member while they were in school, and we certainly have never had an Olympian. It puts N.C. State in the forefront because his name is directly associated with our university.”

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