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white people,’ it would be just as bad. And the use of the N-word makes it even more offensive to anyone who calls themselves African American and knows the history behind it.” Instead of freedom of expression, Copeland said these types of comments and images should be classified as hate crimes. “I mean, it is about freedom of expression, but there need to be parameters. I thought we had already established what hate crimes are,” said Copeland. “There needs to be a definite line between free expression and hate crimes. Right now, these lines are getting blurred.” While the University general statute covering hate crimes states they are “crimes related to repeated harassment, violence, physical harm to persons or property, or direct or indirect threats of physical harm to persons or property, motivated by race, religion, ethnicity, or gender,” Manasa Chitluri, a sophomore in psychology, said she believes the images are threatening African American students.
Centennial Campus is going to be extremely crowded this weekend as it is the starting point for two marathons and a half marathon. The Free to Breathe 5k walk/ run is taking place this Saturday and the City of Oaks marathon and half marathon will be taking place on Sunday. “Centennial Campus is an attractive place for events and we want to help with that as best we can,” Christine Klein, public communication specialist for transportation, said. The Free to Breathe 5k walk/run is being held in order to help raise awareness and research funding for lung cancer. Similar events are being held later this year in Greensboro and Boone. The official walk begins at 9 a.m. on Centennial Campus, but events related to the walk begin at 7:30 a.m. “[Organizers] are anticipating a pretty big turnout for this event,” Klein said. Registration for this event ended on Wednesday. There are about 2,000 expected participants. Survivors of lung cancer who wanted to participate in the walk were granted free registration. A free breakfast is also being held before the walk for survivors and their families. “When we host events on Centennial Campus, it’s because the University strives to be a good
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Wednesday night, a group of protesters gathered in the Free Expression Tunnel to paint the tunnel black as well as paint slogans such as “Laundry is the only thing that should be seperated by color.” The group was protesting a racial slur that was painted in the tunnel Sunday night.
Students: Tunnel should stay open Students and campus officials react to protest against offensive images and comments in the free expression tunnel Brooke Wallig Staff Writer
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” This phrase, painted in red, stood out on the blackened walls of the Free Expression Tunnel Thursday morning as students blocked the entrance to the tunnel to protest the presence of racially offensive images in the tunnel. This protest came after the latest in a string of distasteful images and comments, specifically a sexually explicit image of an African American man labeled as President Obama. Racial slurs covered part of the image. This is not the first of such images. In 2008, another offensive picture of President Obama was painted in the tunnel, and there have been multitudes of comments offending many different minority communities. The Free Expression Tunnel is intended to be a public forum for stu-
dents to share information and ex- it handicap accessible. While it was press themselves and this protest has a nuisance to find alternative routes garnered attention from students, fac- to take, I didn’t feel like N.C. State ulty and the surrounding community. students were struggling to express Tracey Ray, director of multicultural themselves through spray paint,” said student affairs, said the protestors felt Ray. “Some people think this tunnel they needed to do something to actu- is necessary, others see it as a tunnel of oppression. We want to foster ally gain enough attention. “From my discussion with these and nurture innovative thought and students, they felt like they needed growth at N.C. State, but we also want to foster personal to do something and professional that would get growth. I’m not the University’s sure the free exat tent ion a nd pression tunnel increase the redoes that.” sponse f rom Brittany CopeN.C. State,” said Tracey Ray, director of multicultural land, a junior in Ray. “Many of student affairs psychology and these students Africana studies, were st udent s here during the 2008 incident, and said she believes the tunnel is an imthere are many who don’t feel they portant part of the campus, but some have had closure. There are definitely people are taking the right to express themselves too far. unresolved feelings there.” “I understand this is a Free ExpresRay said she is unsure of the actual benefit the tunnel gives to the uni- sion Tunnel, but you have to be soversity, and the presence of racially cially cognizant of the different races, charged messages on its walls lessens religions, and sexual orientations of students on campus,” said Copeland. its value even more. “A few years ago, the tunnel had to “I mean, if someone were to have be closed for several months to make written ‘God hates the Jews’ or ‘I hate
“There are definitely unresolved feelings there.”
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The College of Management is considering lowering the GPA requirement. Nithya Kote Staff Writer Sometime in the future, the GPA requirement for the college of management might be lowered. Many undergraduate students aspire to transfer into the College of Management from other majors.As a result, there is hight demand. But the limited resources like the number of classrooms, faculty, administrative staff in the COM restrict the intake into the college. Erin Dixon, the director of admissions in the COM said the intake depends on the enrollement goal set and the resources available. “The College of Management has a enrollement goal of how many students it can admit. This goal is set by the University in consultation with the College of Management,” Dixon said. “This depends on the resources present like the number of classrooms, the faculty, and computer support. Due to limited resources, though there is high demand , there is less intake.” Dixon said, the major chunk of the undergraduate students who get in are the freshmen. “The majority of the students who get into the College of Management are the freshmen, followed by students transferring from both on-campus and off-campus,” Dixon said. Shannon Davis, the associate dean
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William Wilson, a sophomore in criminology, listens to Bonnie Yarboro, assistant director of admissions for COM, speak at the college of management undergraduate on-campus transfer session on Tuesday.
for undergraduate programs, said the GPA is set depending on the competition. ”Depending on the number of applications received during the past years’, the GPA the students need to have to get into the college of management is set. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are competitive for admission,” Davis said. BonnieYarboro, assistant director of admissions, said they consider students with GPA below 3.0. “We consider students who have GPA of 2.75 to 3.0 as exceptions pro-
vided they have improved over a course of time. We also see if they have done well the mangement courses. As a result, if a student does not do well in one semester, that does not mean he does not have a chance to transfer-in, if he does well in the consequent semesters,”Yarboro said. Morgan Ross, a sophomore in engineering, said that she wanted to transfer-in into the college of management.
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The University could face a multimillion dollar loss if a General Assembly committee finalizes its plans to change how need-based financial aid is allotted to UNC public universities. According to Julie Rice Mallette, associate vice provost and director of the office of scholarships and financial aid, the UNC Need Based Grant committee was asked in 2009 to evaluate the current financial aid distribution system and to look for an appropriate alternative. “First and foremost, the current formula for the UNC Need-Based Grant is not based on a federal definition of need,” said Mallette. “It has its own very convoluted and unpredictable formula that has been tweaked by the
State Education Assistance Authority over the last decade. This new proposal will result in a much simpler and predictable award to students that can be modeled more accurately than the current program.” Mallette said the current method of distribution provides more funds to middle and upper income families as well as larger universities like N.C. State. “The existing allocation formula for the UNC Need-Based Grant program disproportionately favors middle and upper-middle income students and also favors higher cost institutions,” said Mallette. “When this work group was created in 1999, the intent was to give these funds to lower and middle income students.” The new proposed system, according to Mallette, would not take into consideration the cost of tuition and attendance for a university, but would instead focus on the available contribution of students’ families. “The new formula as proposed will be based largely on the federal defini
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TECHNICIAN his job not only to diffuse the situation, but speak about it in a way that he addresses what the university as an institution will do about it—none of continued from page 1 which I saw in the statement he had “I think that the events that hap- released to the students about the inpened were sad, and thoughtless, and cident.” Thomas Stafford, vice chancellor for they show how much further this country has to go in terms of preju- student affairs, said the images and dice and stereotypes,” said Chitluri. comments the group protested against “In this instance, the rights of African are distasteful, but it is something to American students on this campus be expected from a tunnel devoted to have been threatened, because the freedom of expression. “This is a big place, a diverse place, learning environment provided for them is filled with stress and tense and there are many different points of emotions about what people think of view. Sometimes when people can exthem, and how derogatory this im- press their point of view it is offensive, age is. It’s a safe University campus, it’s hateful, and it is extremely inapand a diverse one at that, and people propriate,” said Stafford. “And when that happens the need to realize University needs that with this to step up and say diversity comes ‘This is not N.C. acceptance. Just State. We object bec ause we’re to what has been diverse, doesn’t done, and it does mean we’re all not ref lect the accepting, sadly values of N.C. enough.” State.” Chitluri said Chitluri, Coshe believes that peland, and Stafwhile everyone ford all said they has the right to Kelly Hook, student body president ex press t hemdo not believe selves that right closing the tunshould not infringe on the rights of nel is the right thing to do, something others. that Chancellor Woodson said he is “Although people argue that it is the adamant against doing. free expression tunnel, and we are a “I’ll always recognize the right for free country, and the first amendment the students to voice their opinion and grants us the rights to say whatever we that’s what happened last night. I’m want, I would like to reiterate a state- glad they had that opportunity,” said ment that my 11th grade history teach- Woodson. “For those painting in the er has drilled into me: your rights end tunnel, we want to celebrate their freewhere others rights begin.” dom of expression and still be mindful Chitluri said what she really wanted of others. What is painted in the tunto hear were the thoughts of impor- nel is a reflection of us as a scholarly tant campus officials, namely Chan- community, so students should be cellor Woodson. careful about what they paint.” “What upsets me is how poorly, in Copeland said offensive language my opinion, Chancellor Woodson and pictures are not necessary to exhandled the matter,” said Chitluri. “I pressing oneself. think that as an administrator, and the “It’s really disappointing to know Chancellor of this University, it was there are students here who want to
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As a member of Student Government and a representative of everyone on campus, I’ not sure what to do.”
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE FREE EXPRESSION TUNNEL ACCORDING TO DEMI OLUBANWL Demi Olubanwl, a senior in communications media was a part of the group that protested at the Free Expression Tunnel Wednesday night. Olubanwl was at the tunnel from midnight until 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning. “I didn’t hear about the tunnel incident until yesterday. I was in the library studying when I got a Facebook message from a friend asking for help at midnight. After that, I got a text from someone else about the plans. We met at the tunnel at midnight to block the tunnel until we can get the administrations attention. This is the
third this has happened here. This time we wanted to send a message that we aren’t going to wait for the Chancellor of the University to do something and then nothing end up happening. We got to the tunnel at midnight. There were about 60 of us out there. We blocked off both sides of the tunnel. There was someone walking through the tunnel when we got there. Initially, we weren’t going to let them out, but they called campus police and they were escorted out of the tunnel. There were three officers that stayed out there until at least 6:30 a.m. Some people that were trying to get through the tunnel were getting violent with us. The officers said if we had any issues during the night to let them know, because what we were doing wasn’t illegal. During the night they were walking around the Wolf Plaza. When we got together, a section of
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Making use of the blank slate in the Free Expression Tunnel, Brian Coffin, a freshman in textile engineering, tags the wall after the Nov. 4 early morning protest. “I disagree with [shutting down the tunnel],” he said. “[Expression] is going to happen anyway if the tunnel ceases. Losing the tunnel would be a great loss to our school.”
draw foul images,” said Copeland. “There are plenty of ways to express yourself without painting things known to be blatantly offensive.” Kelly Hook, student body president, said she is opposed to getting rid of the Free Expression Tunnel. “My opinion is that certain people on our campus are upset by something painted in the Free Expression Tunnel,” Hook said. “As a member of Student Government and a representative of everyone on campus, I’m not sure what to do. Hook said she sees the Free Expression Tunnel is a tradition at the University. “I want to hold up the Free Expression Tunnel free speech, but not at the price of making people feel unsafe,” Hook said. the tunnel had already been painted black. At that point, we decided to paint the whole tunnel black. During the night, we made several Wal-Mart runs to get paint. We ran out of paint at about 5:30 a.m., but had painted pretty much the whole tunnel. At some point during the night, there was some sort of cycle. By the time I left, the numbers had gone down to about 12, but the tunnel was still blocked off. Anyone that tried to come through the tunnel, we told them why the tunnel was closed. Some of the people were upset. Some people actually joined us. I left about 30 minutes before Chancellor Woodson got to the tunnel to talk to the protestors. I’m sorry everything came to this.”
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Any speech that is intended to harass, intimidate, or degrade others is unacceptable and together we must confront and denounce it in every corner of our University. We are NC State. We live by the values of equity for all people and mutual respect for every member of the human race regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. We stand by these value so that our generation and generations of students to come can all benefit for the diverse, welcoming, and empowering community that is NC State.” THE LETTER WAS SIGNED BY STUDENT LEADERS OF MANY GROUPS AROUND CAMPUS.
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Protect the fundamental right of freedom of speech 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.
An unknown person spray painted an offensive picture in the Free Expression Tunnel Sunday night. The image was painted over Monday morning. Wednesday night a group of students protested the image by painting the Free Expression Tunnel black and locking arms to bar people from passing through the tunnel. The protest lasted from 12 a.m. to about 7 a.m. and elicited a reaction from the chancellor and other University officials.
We do not agree with the painting in the Free Expression Tunnel, but we do believe in the freedom of speech. By targeting the Free Expression Tunnel, both the protestors and the University administration are missing the point that everyone has an opinion, whether or not people agree with the opinion.
Shutting down free expression should not be mentioned
ince the 1960s, the University has been tolerant of students’ right to free speech in the Free Expression Tunnel. The tunnel is a way students can express themselves visually and allow open forum for other students to do with it what they want. In light of a group of student protestors’ actions, the University is looking at something they should never even consider: shutting down the Free Expression Tunnel. While closing the tunnel has only been discussed, even considering as an option is unacceptable. It is the fundamental right the University is targeting with this idea, not the location. The students of this University come from all walks of life, racially, sexually, culturally, etc. There is no way all of these groups can agree about everything or hold the same beliefs, and it is impossible for the University administration to hope to shelter the campus from this fact. Hate speech is defined as speech, that expresses hatred, contempt, ridicule, or threats toward a specific group or class of people, according to the International Encyclopedia of Communication, and it is still protected by the First Amendment. While socially offensive, the painting found
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AASAC meeting for all students Friday Due to recent events on campus involving the Free Expression Tunnel an emergency meeting of the African American Student Advisory Council (AASAC) is scheduled to take place Friday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Washington Sankofa Room of the African American Cultural Center, Room 126 Witherspoon Student Center. Elvin James, the chair of AASAC, has opened this meeting to all students. Several University Administrators including myself, will be present. We invite you to attend, listen, participate, share your feedback/suggestions and ask any questions that you
might have. Again, this meeting is open to all N.C. State students, so please share this information and encourage others to attend as well. Dr. Tracey Ray Director, Multicultural Student Affairs
Insufficient coverage on tunnel protest I am very disappointed in the way The Technician has handled the situation surrounding the racist graffiti in our Free Expression Tunnel. You are supposed to be the messenger of all things N.C. State, yet you’ve remained silent. If Good Morning America in New
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he Free Expression Tunnel is a tradition of the University dating from the 1960s. Every kind of speech has been written and every kind of event has been held in the tunnel over the past 50 years. The group of students protested the painting they believed was offensive, and they have every right to do so. However, their rights end where other students’ rights begin, including what they can write and where they travel. There are other ways to deal with offensive paintings. Students walk through the tunnel every day and keep walking. They may glance at the walls, and may think about what is on there, but they move on. Sometimes the paintings stimulate thought and discussion, and sometimes they don’t matter. However, students also have the option to take a spray can and paint over whatever they want to. Throughout the history of the tunnel, groups have painted it a solid color to protest or to make a statement. But what matters at the end of the day is that they had the right. By locking arms and blocking people from getting through the tunnel, the protestors were impeding the
York manages to report on this story, how have you refrained from publishing even a sentence about this ordeal? How can you pass yourselves off as journalists while completely ignoring one of the largest news stories on this campus in the past year? This is a prime example of the media’s ability to manipulate us with omissive journalism. You have failed this University in a most disgraceful manner and you owe us an explanation. To quote Dr. King: “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people”. Stewart Poole senior, business administration
Protestors well within their rights Although our Free Expression Tunnel is a canvas for students to express their ideas, the message drawn the other night was simply unconscionable. Those students that stood blocking the ends of the tunnel were well within their right to stand for what they believed in; for what we should all believe in. Though the message
was targeted towards the African American community, we should all be offended by this message. We should all have stood blocking the tunnel, standing up for a University free of prejudice. Ethan Bartlett sophomore, management
“Red Terror” inappropriate name for N.C. State buses I was just made aware that NCSU’s buses to the stadium are called the “Red Terror.” As a History major in college, I’m appalled at the seeming lack of knowledge demonstrated in the subject there. Do people there, the organizers of the buses in particular, not understand what the Red Terror was in Russia after the Revolution in 1917, when the Bolsheviks murdered untold thousands? If they do, it makes the choice all the more repulsive. Michael Weiner New York
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rights of others. The protestors could have lined the tunnel and shouted and sang, but allowed students to travel freely. Physically handicapped students can’t travel between the campuses any other way. No one should be barred access to a major thoroughfare, even if it is for a cause. There are positive things that come out of the Free Expression Tunnel. Clubs have free space to advertise, friends can wish their friends “happy birthday” and artists can display their artwork. When groups come together to paint, like the first year studio students who painted the tunnel in honor of the College of Design dean, there is a sense of community, both for the fact they are coming together to produce something and that the community at large will see it. By requesting the University to shut down the Free Expression Tunnel, the protestors are endorsing the University to block others’ right to free speech, an issue which goes beyond the Free Expression Tunnel. While something may be offensive or a person may not agree, he or she should still have the ability to express it, just as the protestors did. We all have different opinions, but we also all have rights.
IN YOUR WORDS
“Should the University close the Free Expression Tunnel because of the recent racial slurs?” BY AARON ANDERSEN
“No. I think all the good outweighs the bad. The free expression is worth it.” Wesley Albrecht, sophomore, chemical engineering
“I don’t know. How far does the freedom of speech and expression go?” Anthony Annis sophomore, computer and electrical engineering
“I don’t think it should be closed at all. Even though a lot was offensive, it is free expression. With that comes negativity. We need to learn to cope and be positive.” Camilah Jennings freshman, art and design
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in the tunnel on Sunday is protected by the First Amendment because it is expressing an opinion. The protestors have the right to assemble and the right to free speech, but the University administration cannot allow them the right to free speech and then deny the rest of the campus because of what the group chooses to say. Closing the Free Expression Tunnel isn’t the right answer. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the offensive picture should not be perceived by the University as those of the entire student body. His or her expression, however, should inspire the thought of something much greater. A culture change is necessary to deal with these issues, and this must start by a change in the way these actions are dealt with by the University administration.
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BC Family’s hit show, Greek, portrays the lives of several fraternity and sorority members as they struggle through the ups and downs of life, college and love. The Beaver, portrayed by Aaron Hill, is a happy-go-lucky member of Kappa Tau, whose main interests are beer and brotherhood. With the new season of Greek looming in the near future – Jan. 3 – Technician got the chance to ask Hill about the relationship between The Beaver, himself and the other cast members. Laura Wilkinson Features Editor
Technician: Where do you get your inspiration for The Beaver’s character? Hill: Initially… when a new show is coming out, the directors and producers have what are called breakdowns, which are short descriptions of what they’re looking for. Beaver was basically an NFL player in early retirement. He chose to party more than play and so therefore he got way into his college life. Initially, I looked toward some of the classic college characters – like a Bluto from Animal House, a little bit Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds just because of my physical stature tends to be… totally intense. Then also, I wanted him to be a typical frat guy in the sense that he loves to party and have a good time but also convey the sense that he has the backs of his brothers. He’s the guy that no matter what, he’s there for
his friends. The twist we sort of molded is – I don’t want to say stupid – but he’s just in his own world and he sort of got this style or something about him sometimes. You can say that Beaver’s stupid, but I don’t think that would be accurate, he really just is content to live in his own reality and therefore ignores everything else around him. He just doesn’t pay attention. Technician: Is The Beaver similar to the real Aaron Hill? Hill: Definitely. Any time, as an actor, there has to be some part of you that shines through the character. At the end of the day, it’s got to be a portion of you or else it won’t really translate. Aaron Hill is someone who definitely does have the back of his friends. I love to have a good time. I can’t say that I’m dumb, although my family and girlfriend do say that to me at times – but I like to try to
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The Beaver, played by Aaron Hill, speaks with fellow Kappa Tau brothers over beers during the episode “All Children… Grow Up,” which ran March 29, 2010. The episode was the third season finale for ABC Family’s show Greek. The new season premieres Jan. 3, 2011, running Mondays at 9 p.m.
see the optimistic side of things, I try and look for the best in situations and not always, you know, to a fault sometimes perhaps, have rosecolored glasses on. There’s some Aaron Hill in The Beaver. I think most actors would have to agree to some extent that they use a portion of themselves
into what they portray. Technician: Which cast member are you closest to on the set of Greek? Hill: We all get along well; we all hang out quite often together. More than anything, I hang out with Zack Lively, who plays Heath. We’ve hit it off since the pilot and we hang
out all the time, whether it’s double dates and all that good stuff. The whole cast, we do see each other often. I’m looking forward to the new season because I’m sure we’ll have a party and watch it together. We’re a tight-knit group, but I think Zack more than anyone is who I hang out with often.
College of Management,” Ross said. “I feel that a GPA of 3.0 is not asking for too much. It is competitive to get into the college of management.” Dixon said the University did not want to lower the standard so much so as to decrease the quality of the college of management. ”We see if the students have the capability to do well in management, only then are they admitted. At the same time many students who apply are capable but we can’t admit more students than we have the space for,” Dixon said. “If there is more intake of freshmen a particular year, then less students are allowed to transfer-in that year. If students can’t get in, they can consider the alternative of doing a minor in business so as to support their degree. But the intake again depends on the amount of space available,”Dixon said. Nikki Wang, a freshman in natural resources, said her first prefernce had always been management. ”My first preference when I applied to N.C. State was management, but because of my SAT score, I could not get in. Now I am trying for a transfer into the the College of Management. I feel a requirement for 3.0 GPA is not bad,”Wang said. Dixon said in other colleges like UNC Chapel Hill, there was more competition to get into the management progrsm. ”In UNC Chapel Hill all
tion of a family’s ability to pay, capping the maximum income level at $89,999 in combination with the family’s expected contribution (EFC) as measured by the FAFSA,” Mallette said. “This moves more funds to lower income students and reverses the trend in recent years to fund higher income groups.” Thomas Stafford, vice chancellor for student affairs, said revamping the current financial aid system is important, and this proposal could make the process simpler. “Right now, these programs are so hard to administer,” Stafford said. “This proposal would enhance the entire program by combining everything into one program that works the same for everyone.” However, Stafford also said this would mean funds traditionally allocated to N.C. State would be moved to other, smaller, universities. “This is a good program overall, but it would reduce the amount of money coming to N.C. State for financial aid,” Stafford said. According to Stafford, five universities, mainly N.C. State and UNC Chapel Hill, would experience a decrease in available aid. The other eleven public universities would see an increase in aid as a result of the new calculations. According to Mallette, students with no expected family contribution would be hit the hardest by these changes. “The task force is recommending a cost of attendance figure based on an average cost differential of UNC vs. NCCCS so the programs can be consolidated, administered and explained to students and parents. As a result, the biggest reduction we will see is for students with a $0 family contribution,” Mallette said. “NCSU has over 2,100 students in the $0 family contribution category; thus the loss of state grant support will be $3.5 million for that population. If the student is in Pack Promise, we will be obligated to make up that gap through other funds, or redesign Pack Promise for future recipients.” However, Mallette said the loss is much less dramatic when put into context. “While this seems like a large number, it is small when
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neighbor to the community,” Klein said. The City of Oaks marathon is being held for the fourth year in a row on Sunday. It has a half marathon and a full marathon. The cutoff for the half marathon was 4,000 people and 2,000 people for the whole marathon. There is a six hour time limit for both the half and the whole marathon. “We have road races like these throughout the year that go through Centennial Campus,” Edward Farmer, a sergeant with campus police, said. Companies such as Papa
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Sam Gilliam, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, listens to Bonnie Yarboro, assistant director of admissions for the College of Management, speak at the COM undergraduate oncampus transfer session on Tuesday, Nov. 2. When asked why he decided to attend the session, Gilliam said “I’m interested in entrepreneurship. I’m not really sure what kind of business I want to start yet.”
the undergrauate studnts are admitted into general college where they spend two years. Then they can transfer to the management program, but the competition is too high and the GPA requirent is greated than 3.0. Students prefer to join N.C. State as the can get into the College of Management during the freshman year itself,”Dixon said. Gilroy Zuckerman, a professor in accounting, said that students with a lower GPA should also be able to transfer-in into the college of management. ”A diligent student can be successful even with a 2.0 GPA average, but the limited number of resources makes it
difficult for them to transferin into the College of Management. If excess resources from other areas can be taken and allocated to areas of higher demand then we could intake more students,” Zuckerman said. Zuckerman said if the College of Management could not meet the demand then a good alternative would be a creating a multi-disciplinary program. ”I support John Ambrose’s idea of having a multi-disciplinary program. If students can’t transfer into the College of Management, a good alternative could be a multi-disciplinary program. The students can have 2 to 3 minors and thus
have a broad area of knowledge. This would also help shift the demand,” Zuckerman said. Rodney Axtman, a first year MBA student, said that students with low GPA should be allowed to transfer-in into the College of Managemnt. “GPA of 3.0 is good. Even if they lower it, they should not lower it a lot. It is possible for students to obtain an average GPA of 2.5 and above during their freshmen year. Students should have at least a 2.5 GPA to be allowed for transfer to the College of Management,” Axtman said.
Johns and the Marriott are sponsoring the City of Oaks marathon and half marathon. Awards will be given to the top five places overall for the full marathon, top four places in U.S. citizens, and top four places for masters, who are participants ages forty and up. In the half marathon, top four places will be awarded for overall, U.S. citizens, and masters. “We have worked with events like this before. Things like the Polar Plunge, which is later in the year, and the 5k for the Special Olympics have less participants. We only get about 400 to 700 people,” Farmer said. The City of Oaks marathon and the Free to Breathe 5k both have courses that run from Centennial Campus into
Raleigh. This is going to cause some changes in the normal traffic pattern. Some roads are going to be closed throughout the day in order to accommodate the course. “There are definitely inconveniences sometimes with events like this, but hopefully everyone is trying to get the message out and help with traffic control as much as possible,” Farmer said. Sections of Hillsborough Street, Peace Street, and Western Boulevard will be closed for part of the morning in order to accommodate the City of Oaks marathon. All road closures should be done by 12:45 p.m. on the days of the races, with most serious closures being done in the early morning, ac-
cording to organizers. “We’re assisting the Raleigh police department with traffic closures and directing traffic on and off campus,” Farmer said. The road closures may cause some mild inconvenience for people trying to make their way through campus and some sections of Raleigh. According to Klein, people working on the event are trying to make everything as normal as possible for commuters. “Transportation works with Campus Police and Raleigh police in order to help traffic through the University,” Klein said.
viewed in the scope of the total aid awarded to N.C. State undergraduates,” Mallette said. According to Mallette, during the last academic year 15,585 undergraduates received in total more than $176 million in need-based aid. So far this year about 15,213 undergraduates have been given a total of $191 million. Tyler Simmons, a freshman in engineering, said the possibility of losing funding would be regrettable, but it would be the right thing to do. “I think it would be quite unfortunate, but I think that is the way it should be calculated,” Simmons said. “I realize this would mean some students will have to take out more loans, but I don’t think the government should be giving more money to students simply because the schools they choose have higher attendance costs.” Matt Currin, a freshman in agricultural education, said although this might be seen as “fair,” he thinks it would not be good news for N.C. State. “This is something that would hurt the entire student body,” Currin said. “High school seniors wanting to apply to N.C. State might not even consider N.C. State an option if they don’t think they will receive enough aid to attend.” According to Mallette, these plans are far from finalized. “It is still not clear if or when the proposed consolidation of state grant programs will occur,” Mallette said. “We will be prepared to address the impact on N.C. State students if and when faced with the reality of having to do so.” Simmons said if this plan is put into place and implemented, the university needs to inform students of its effects on them immediately. “I think that N.C. State should tell all students, potential and current, about this as soon as possible,” Simmons said. “This could be a huge deciding factor in whether or not students want to stay at N.C. State, let alone become new students.”
Features FINE ARTS
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Spotted in the Brickyard PHOTO & STORY BY MEGAN FARRELL
echnician’s weekly “Spotted in the Brickyard” highlights a fashionable student found in the Brickyard. From eclectic and vintage to classic and chic, Technician will be sure to bring you fresh looks every week. Erin Warren, a freshman in fashion and textile management, sports a trendy urban look while leaving the Atrium. Warren’s dress ($30) and boots ($80) were purchased at Urban Outfitters and her jacket ($40) is from Forever 21. Warren wore tights from Kohl’s ($20) and a cardigan from H&M ($20). Her scarf and handbag were purchased from street vendors in New York City ($5 and $20, respectively). Some of Warren’s favorite stores include Urban Outfitters, Uniqlo, H&M and American Apparel. “My style is inspired by various music artists and things in Nylon Magazine,” Warren stated, “and my outfits vary from things like my current look to wearing a t-shirt and jeans.”
Wearing a perfect layered look for fall, Megan Lee, a sophomore in biology, poses in the Brickyard. Lee’s shirt and jeans were purchased from American Eagle ($10 and $30, respectively). She purchased her hoodie in a New Jersey tourist shop for $40 and her faux leather jacket at Forever 21 for $20. Lee’s outfit was accessorized with boots from Belk ($30), a scarf from Old Navy ($5) and a necklace from Forever 21 ($8). Lee’s favorite stores include H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle. When it comes to getting dressed in the morning, Lee said, “I usually build my outfit around a statement piece, like my jacket, and go from there.”
‘Dust Lane’ crescendos into chaos
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Dust Lane Yann Tiersen ANTI-
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If you have seen the French film Amélie, you perhaps recall its vivid and skewed colors, quirky dialog, and touching plot. You most certainly remember its soundtrack. The violin, accordion, piccolo, xylophone and tambourine just begin to comprise its emotional tsunami of sound. It floats spirits, drowns souls and moves the viewer with sound as much as the cinematography does with sight. From the highs of “Les Jours Tristes” to the devastating crash of “La Valse D’Amélie,” each piece from the soundtrack pulls the listener’s heartstrings. Fa n s of t he Amé lie soundtrack should be delighted to learn of the composer’s name. It is Yann Tiersen, and his masterpieces did not start and have not dropped off with his premier film score. Tiersen’s most recent studio release is titled Dust Lane, and it serves as his formal American debut. After my first listen through, I can only attempt to fathom why he did not come sooner. The notes on the cover of the album share that it is dedicated to the artist’s mother and Dédé Lafleur, both whom were dear to him and died at the time of writing and recording. These close sentiments are ref lected throughout the
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pieces in the most expressive ways imaginable. The album begins with “Amy,” a song peppered with beeps and blips as a vessel lost in the stream of life searches for guidance or some solidarity. This murky start clears as a glimpse of hope, rare to the album, crescendos into further chaos. “Sinking, sinking,” Tiersen laments. An end, presumably death, has been revealed to the man, and his music transitions to a drearier tone. The listener is led through a cloud of personal confusion from here to the album’s conclusion. Dust Lane ostracizes Yann Tiersen’s previously known musical style with a mélange of synthesizers and heavy guitar riffs. The change is both genius and welcome. “Palestine,” a political yet still emotional song from the album, puts Tiersen and colleagues spelling the state’s name repeatedly behind a haze of melody that dissolves as all structure falls. From Tiersen’s label, ANTI-, comes his description of the track.
“I ended my last tour in Gaza City, and realized that even in the most unfair situation there is hope. It is when surrounded by mess and dust that everything comes to life again,” Tiersen said. Percussion and interference set a background as vocals intensify, eventually misspelling and entirely collapsing the idea — Palestine. Yann Tiersen’s album does not end on an entirely negative note. “Till The End” is its penultimate track, and is haunted by gorgeous ethereal singing, spiraling screeches, piano solos and a gleaming resolution. Perhaps all will be okay. Perhaps one can only move on. The piece transitions into the finale, “F*** Me,” where the album’s climax rests. “Love me, love me and make me love again,” Tiersen begs. The end is not nigh for all. In an unmistakably complex way, the musical artist finds solace in the comfort of his partner. Good music is listened to, but great music is experienced. Tiersen succeeds at this on all fronts in this brilliant album.
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Volleyball swept by Deacs
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Pack loses to Wake Forest in straight sets Thursday night, dropping to 13-13 (3-11 ACC)
other players in the conference and stuff like that. But on the football field, he is an enemy. He is an opponent. He is going to try and get the ball out of my hands as much as possible. So come game time, it’s business. Having three of our last four on the road, that’s just the schedule we have. We have been able to play a lot of home games since I have been here. With three out of our last four games being away, we just have to take it one week at a time and make sure we travel well Coach Tom O’Brien is excited about us being 6-2. His job is to keep us grounded, but he’s excited and he’s proud of our success as a team and an organization. You want to ride on the momentum. You want to feel good. You want to celebrate, you want to look back and say, ‘We did this. I was a part of this.’ But as soon as the first whistle blows during Tuesday morning’s practice, that’s it, it’s behind us and you have to worry about the upcoming week.
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Following a 3-0 victory over Boston College last weekend, the women’s volleyball team came out flat at home against ACC rival Wake Forest Thursday night. Junior middle blocker Margaret Salata blamed the slow start on the distractions of being at home. “We all had class today,” Salata said. “If we were on the road today we would’ve been in a hotel as opposed to in class all day. We had other focuses throughout the day.” The Pack hit just .056 in the first period, leading to a 25-16 first-set win for Wake. “We have a tendency to come out really slow in any of the home games we’ve had in the past,” senior setter Alex Smith said. “Coach Bunn told us we need to get our minds right before any home game and do things differently than we have before, change things up.” But after falling in the first game, the team fought back in the second set, before Wake Forest was able to edge out a 2523 win over the Pack, which hit just .150 for the match. “We weren’t following the scouting report [in the second game,]” junior libero Kelly Wood said. “It was better, but we were not to the level that we had prepared for.” And before the third set, referees were afraid the team would literally not show up. With one minute left in the intermission, referees had to call
In Reynolds Coliseum, sophomore defensive specialist Alexa Micek dives for the ball during the game against Wake Forest Thursday night. Micek had six defensive digs in the team’s 3-0 loss to Wake Forest.
for the team to return to the court, resulting in a warning. “We were just talking about what we’ve got to do to win,” coach Bryan Bunn said. “We get that break in there and it’s a time for us to refocus. If we need to make any tactical changes, we make tactical changes. If we need to need to make some emotional changes, we try to do that [during the break].” Wake Forest scored first and jumped ahead 10-4 in what proved to be the decisive third set. “In the third set, we started making errors again,” Bunn said. “We weren’t ready for some of the things they did. We’ve got to get our minds in
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the right place for every game.” Surrendering side-outs on 88 percent of its serves in the set, the Pack was never able to build a sustained rally and fell 25-17 in the third, but has little time to think about the loss. “Wake is over. They‘re done, it’s in the past,” Salata said. “We don’t see them again until next season. So we’ll get scouting reports on them and make them our focus.” The team will host Duke tonight night at 7 p.m. in historic Reynolds Coliseum. “You forget about [the last game],” Smith said. “Duke - different team, different everything.”
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this week,” O’Brien said. “Certainly this is a big football game. Each and every week they just keep getting bigger, but that’s the exciting part about being in this situation and playing for
At 3-1 in the ACC and 2-0 we finally have a running game in the Atlantic, we’re in the to go along with our perfect driver’s seat so everybody’s passing game. It’s good to have a quarterout to get us now. Two or three years ago we were out to get back that can throw and run. everybody else and spoil their That’s the role of quarterbacks these days, because it gives you dreams and bowl chances. We have always been the best another threat defenses have to passing offense. And now, af- game-plan against. In the ACC, ter the way Wilson and Greene we have talented and skilled dewere able to run the ball against fensive linemen, but when they chase, they Florida State, get tired bewe have the cause they’re best overall not used to o f f e n s e . It it. If Russell makes you feel Wilson was a good to know pocket quaryou don’t have terback like to be that guy he has been t he of fense at times in his will rely on career, you all the time. will get sacks. We have a lot But when you of playmakers know he has in the receivsenior wide receiver Owen t he abi l it y ing game and Spencer to get away, in the runit hurts you, n i ng ga me. We have guys that are stepping because it tires out the deup and getting used to the of- fense. When we see him run, fense, and executing it to the we know he is going to get a point where they can be a huge lot of yards. The threat you factor. For opposing defenses, can’t plan against is a running quarterback. That’s hardest the it’s pick your poison. When you establish the run- thing to deal with on a defense. ning game like we did against If you want to cover us all deep Florida State, who one of the and back everybody up, then best defenses in the country, it shoot, we’ll take off on you. It’s kind of fixed our attack against another thing you have to plan other team’s defensive adjust- against and it sets up different ments. It’s very good to know aspects of the offense as well.
“We have always been the best passing offense. And now we have the best overall offense.”
what we are playing for.” With the Pack’s sixth win of the year, the team became bowl eligible before November for the first time under O’Brien. But with a chance for a 10-win season still alive and well, redshirt junior tight end George Bryan said his team has his sights set on far loftier goals. “We aren’t really concerned about being bowl eligible,” Bryan said.
“We want to go to a bowl that really means something. The talk about going to the ACC championship game is buzzing around right now, but we have four more games to win. That is what we need to be thinking about.”
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• Page 7: A continuation of the preview of the football game against Clemson
• 15 days until the football team takes on UNC-Chapel Hill
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BRO’IN WITH OWEN: WEEK 10
I am an attractive guy The first thing that went through my head when Ponder fumbled to seal our victory over FSU was, ‘That didn’t happen. I know that what I wanted to happen really just didn’t happen.’ I was praying and we had guys over there praying, Owen and we were Spencer l i ke, ‘t hat ’s Senior Wide what we pray Reciever for.’ I saw the fumble and I knew we had it, but I had to wait for everybody else to get excited. But when I saw the refs and everybody on the sideline, that’s when I went crazy and grabbed Jarvis Williams. Everything was in fast forward. You tried to run past people and grab them a little bit but everybody was running around going crazy. I saw a girl holding a sign asking me to marry her when I was warming up. I hadn’t ever seen her before. I don’t know if she’s an admirer. I don’t know who wants to marry me. But I am an attractive guy. And I am a bachelor. Somebody said, ‘Owen, look. You see the sign over there? Somebody over there wants to marry you.’ I said, ‘where at?’ So I went over there and blew a couple kisses to her. I saw it and it was funny but I thought, ‘somebody’s going to make a big deal out of this. The camera’s going to see it and my mom and everybody would be asking me, ‘who was that girl?’’ It’s all part of the game. When fans want to interact with you and have that relationship with you it’s a lot of fun. Clemson is an athletic defense and an athletic team. We just have to match that athleticism and beat them into submission. That’s the one way you can beat speed and strength – go at them hard and wear them out. That’s what we have done this year, tire defenses out at the beginning of the game so they don’t have enough left in the tank when it comes to crunch time. I met Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel at the ACC Kickoff. I kicked it with him a little bit and he’s a cool guy. It’s fun when you see guys off the field. Underneath the jersey, they’re just like teammates. We talk about football, we talk about girls and the NFL Draft and
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LOCATION: CLEMSON, S.C. TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 19,000 ESTABLISHED: 1893 CONFERENCE: ATLANTIC COAST STADIUM: “DEATH VALLEY” CAPACITY: 80, 301
What happened the last time State played
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Redshirt senior running back Jamelle Eugene runs into a plethora of Clemson defenders during the team’s game against the Tigers Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Eugene rushed 15 times for 37 yards in the Pack’s 42-23 loss.
Season-ending stretch begins in ‘Death Valley’ Pack visits Clemson looking to run ACC record to 4-1 Cory Smith Staff Writer
To win the ACC’s Atlantic Division, the Wolfpack will have to get it done on the road. Three of its final four games, starting with this weekend’s noon showdown with the Tigers, will take place outside the friendly confines of Carter-Finley. While the Pack has gotten off to a hot start this year (6-2 overall, 3-1 ACC), it has not faired well in recent battles with the Tigers (44, 2-3), dropping each of its past six Textile Bowls. After beating Florida State and BC for the first time since he arrived in 2007, Coach Tom O’Brien and Co. are looking to make it three wins over teams O’Brien did not defeat in his first three seasons with the Pack. While the Tigers, at 2-3 in conference play, have not gotten off to the start many expected them to, they have at least one big advantage for every home game, regardless of their record. Memorial Stadium,
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commonly known as “Death Valley,” is home to one of the loudest crowds in the nation, as bleacherreport.com recently rated it the No. 8 “Loudest College Football Stadium.” “Clemson and Virginia Tech are the loudest venues that we have to go to,” O’Brien said. “Other than our crowd, this is probably one of the loudest places to play in the conference. That’s also what makes it fun. Our kids like to play in that atmosphere and be part of that excitement.” O’Brien said his team will look to build on a victory and start a winning streak, especially since his team has gone 3-2 over the last five weeks, with each of those wins followed by a loss. “Inconsistency has been pretty apparent for us over the past few weeks,” O’Brien said. “We win at Georgia Tech, than we can’t beat Virginia Tech. We win against Boston College, but can’t win at East Carolina. We have addressed it, and hopefully they will listen to us this week.” Though Clemson will be without injured leading rusher Andre Ellington, the ACC leader in all-purpose yards, senior defensive end David Akinniyi still expects a smash-mouth attack from the Tigers. “Clemson’s more of the type
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The Tigers jumped out to a 17-0 lead and ran away with a 43-23 victory to drop the Pack to 1-5 in conference play in Raleigh on Nov. 14, 2009. Leading the way for the Tigers was running back C.J. Spiller, who scored three touchdowns. Spiller wasn’t the only Wolfpack opponent to go for at least three scores in 2009, but the way he did it - with touchdowns running, throwing and receiving - set him apart. Spiller’s 97 yards helped the Tiger ground attack pile up 254 yards. Defensively, Clemson held quarterback Russell Wilson to 183 yards on 12 for 32 passing.
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of offensive line that will just try to maul you and run the ball down your throat,” Akinniyi said. “I think it’s probably going to be one of the most physical games we’ve been in so far.” The trip to Death Valley will also be a homecoming for freshman running back Mustafa Greene, who was born in Irmo, S.C., and was offered a scholarship by Clemson and a number of other schools coming out of high school. “Mustafa [Greene] has grown because he has more experience now,” O’Brien said. “He really hit the wall there before the break, which a lot of freshmen do, but he is one of the guys who really listens and used the break to his advantage.” State is coming off of a big victory against Florida State (6-2, 4-1), but O’Brien knows the Pack is still a long way away from playing in the conference title game in Charlotte December 4. With championship implication’s mounting each week, O’Brien said his team is aware it has no margin for error. “There is a lot on the line
Freshman running back Mustafa Greene Fresh off a huge second-half effort that spurred the Pack’s comefrom-behind 28-24 victory over No. 16 Florida State, all eyes will be on Greene Saturday when he returns to the state where he played his high school football. Greene gained 76 yards on 17 carries and did the bulk of his damage after halftime to help his team produce three secondhalf scoring drives against one of the ACC’s toughest defensive teams. The Pack will need similar efforts the rest of the way if it wants to keep defenses and pass rushers like Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers guessing. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw 40 passes against Cincinnati in week three and aired it out at least that many times again in each of his team’s next five games. He logged 49, 51, then 52 pass attempts in his team’s 1-2 three-game stretch leading up to the FSU game. But with Greene establishing the running game, 12 of State’s 23 first downs against FSU came on running plays, and Wilson attempted only 28 passes against the Noles in the Pack’s most balanced offensive effort of the season.
CLEMSON Defensive end Da’Quan Bowers Bowers, the NCAA sack leader with 10 through eight games, figures to be the focus of senior left tackle Jake Vermiglio and the offensive line. Comparing Bowers’ sack total to that of State’s most prolific pass rusher is not meant to underscore the Pack’s lack of pass rush, but it is nevertheless worth nothing that Natanu Mageo and Audie Cole are tied for the team lead with four sacks. Despite injuries a year ago, Bowers was among the ACC leaders in sacks and tackles for loss in 2009, with eight tackles for loss and three sacks in the Tigers’ first six games alone. He finished the season ninth in the ACC in sacks and 10th in tackles for loss. One of the games he missed was his team’s November victory over State in Raleigh. Wilson’s awareness of No. 93’s whereabouts will be vital Saturday afternoon.
OUT (FOR SEASON) Sylvester Crawford, DE - knee Jesse Riley, DB - knee Rashard Smith, DB - knee
Questionable Jaron Brown, WR - ankle
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Out Carlton Lewis, SAF - broken jaw Andre Ellington, RB - toe Miguel Chavis, DT - foot Kourtnei Brown, DE - high ankle sprain
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