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Red, White and Black app provides innovative look into black history Shawn Thompson Staff Writer

During Black History Month, everyone will have the opportunity to engage with the University’s students, staff and faculty whose influence and leadership have shaped opportunities for African Americans. This opportunity is made possible by a self-guided historical tour of the University’s campus,  available through the Red, White, and Black Web app available on smart phones and other mobile devices. The historical tours are also available online for those who can’t access the app. “The inspiration for the Web tour was actually the first in-person tour that the Libraries helped organize [in] April 2011 that was led by Toni Thorpe of N.C. State’s African American Cultural Center and Professor Walter Jackson of the History Department. We had a large turnout and the information Ms. Thorpe and Dr. Jackson shared was fascinating,” Marian Fragola, director of program planning and outreach at N.C. State Libraries, said. The large interest in the initial tours and talks, the Department of History, and the African American Cultural Center, helped spark the idea for the Web app. The initial tours consisted of discussions and a walking tour led by Dr. Walter Jackson from the Department of History and Ms. Toni Thorpe of the African American Cultural Center. “It’s also a wonderful gateway into our special collections, including Historical State, which has a wealth of information to discover about the

history of the university. At the same time, if you have an opportunity to hear Ms. Thorpe and Dr. Jackson give the in-person tour, you shouldn’t miss it,” Fragola said. The Red, White and Black app contains audio and showcases photos and significant events from the University’s  history. It’s also very convenient and easy to navigate through, according to students who have used it. “It was easy to use, and detailed. I feel that the app was very well designed and a creative way to incorporate the African American history into an ever-changing time. It’s something I would continue to follow up on,” Sharka Holmes, junior in agriculture business management, said. The app features tours of various locations on campus that hold significance in terms of the African American experience on campus through the years. Riddick Hall is one of the highlighted buildings in the app; it’s where the University’s first African American engineering students attended classes. “I think the new app is a cool resource for educating everyone on the University’s rich history, important information they would have otherwise maybe not been exposed to,” Sarah Flecher, freshmen in College of Management, said. Irwin Holmes is one of many historical African American leaders featured in the app. Holmes was the first African American student to earn an undergraduate diploma from the University, in 1960, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He also played collegiate tennis and served as co-captain of the University’s first integrated athletic team. “Because N.C. State Libraries has such an amazing staff of talented digital technologies librarians, as well as incredible special collections

with photos and information, we t hou g ht the app was a great way to extend the experience of the tour and make it available to anyone, anytime,” Fragola said. To experience more of the University’s African American history, you can visit the AfricanAmerican Cultural Center in Witherspoon Student Center. The African American Cultural Center w i l l continue to celebrate Black History Month with a wide range of events for the rest of the mont h a nd throughout the year. “I think the Web tour can enhance anyone’s experience of history for Black History Month because they can, on their own schedule, explore the spaces and places that have impacted African American students, staff, and faculty. You can be in an actual place on campus where

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New students at N.C. State will now have the opportunity to develop their leadership abilities early on. The Chancellor and Mrs. Susan Woodson have collaborated with N.C. State’s Women’s Center to bring new leadership opportunities to students through the Chancellor’s First Year Student Leadership Program. The Chancellor’s First Year Student Leadership Program was created to “identify and nurture emerging leaders, improve participants’ self-efficacy, self-knowledge and leadership abilities through information sharing and relationship building,” according to the program website. “[The program] has gotten my mind wondering about what I’m going to learn and achieve. I come to meetings ready for knowledge and ready to communicate. Although we’ve just started, everyone is just excited about this new adventure that no one else has done before,” Jermany Brown, freshman in fisheries and wildlife

The program will have numerous science, said. Students are selected through a activities where students will have the nomination process, which opens ev- chance to grow as leaders on campus. ery fall semester. 5 to 20 students who Some of the activities include arcan commit to meeting two hours per ranged dinners with the Woodsons week during the spring semester, are at the chancellor’s residence. “The program has had two meetings selected. “I became interested in the program so far, but I look forward to being a because I was looking for ways to get guest at the home of the Chancellor. I know that spending more involved in leadtime with the Chancelership around campus, lor is a unique opporand to do so with the tunity. I’m also interChancellor seemed like ested in learning about a great opportunity,” how female leaders are Katie Kyzer, freshman perceived in contrast in meteorology, said. to male leaders and Participants must how I can harness the be in their first year at NCSU and have an Dr. Ashley Simons-Rudolph power of that perception.   It’s important interest in developing their leadership abilities. There will for females today to realize the great be a strong focus on students from leadership potential they have in our historically underrepresented groups, generation,” Kyzer said. Current participants of the program rural areas, and with a declared major in science, technology, engineering have selected topics centered on different types of leadership that will be and mathematical fields. “I am focused on stepping out of my featured in their upcoming meetings. comfort zone and actually speaking Some of the topics include, “Who up and being heard. I can easily do Rules the World: An introduction to that around friends but I want to be gender-based leadership theory,” ‘Hisable to do it at a professional level. I tory/Herstory: Historical perspectives feel like I have a lot to say and this and current laws that impact underprogram is exactly what I need to take standing of gender-based leadership,” and ‘Looking in the Mirror: What that first step,” Brown said.

“Looking in the Mirror: What kind of leader will YOU be?”

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Speaker series on aging relevant to students Though college students don’t tend to focus on aging, this speaker series asks them to take another look. Elyssa Dornic Contributor

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Chancellor’s program holds opportunities for freshmen Thanks to Chancellor Woodson, students have another opportunity to improve leadership capabilities

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kind of leader will YOU be?” “We will feature guest speakers, topics related to leadership, advanced protocol training on how to interact in different kinds of business situations including cultural confidence components, something the typical student would not face everyday,” Dr. Ashley Simons-Rudolph, director of N.C. State Women’s Center and Chancellor’s First Year Student Leadership Program, Instructor in Women’s and Gender Studies Department, said. Interested students should email Dr. Ashley Simons-Rudolph (apsimons@ncsu.edu) during the fall semester. The email should include the student’s name, email address, telephone number, declared major/minor and a one-page essay on why they are interested in a genderbased leadership opportunity.  “It’s an honor to have been selected and it’s a wonder program. This is a wonderful addition to lots of really good leadership opportunities on campus. Our campus is really strong in leadership in general, so we are really pleased to offer this program, as well as other leadership opportunities on campus,” Rudolph said.

Aging is an inevitable reality of life. Daniel Morrow, an associate professor of psychology and member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, plans to address this. He will be delivering a lecture as part of a speaker series on aging later this month; the series will be hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Morrow received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a noted scholar in the field of cognitive aging and human factors related to communication in complex tasks. His upcoming lecture for the series is entitled, “Supporting Comprehension and Decision-Making Among Older Adults with Low Health Literacy but High Self-Care Needs.” Dr. Thomas Hess, professor and coordinator of N.C. State’s graduate program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology, helped to organize the talks; The talks are an effort to call attention to an emerging problem that has yet to be addressed on many college campuses. “We started this colloquium series due to the increased interest in issues associated with aging on campus and in our country. The proportion of our population that is over age 65 is increasing dramatically, as the baby boomers age and as people live longer due to healthier lifestyles and changes in medical issues,” Hess said. “Thus, aging is an issue that is likely to have a significant impact on our country in general, and the effects go beyond dealing with medical issues.” Although N.C. State isn’t a medical institution, part of the mission of the university and its programs is to attend to difficulties affecting society as a whole. Hess explained, “Landgrant universities such as N.C. State are charged with understanding and helping to deal with the problems of our state, nation, and world.” With this in mind, the psychology department at N.C. State is using this speaker series to pinpoint certain factors of growing older that are most relevant to society today. “We are addressing these issues by examining, among other things, the factors that influence the effectiveness of decision making in later life, how older adults interact with new technologies, and how we can design effective interventions for maintaining high levels of cognitive functioning,” Hess said. In addition to this, other researchers at the university in areas such as design, engineering and economics will need to determine how to address related issues in their respective fields. These talks on aging will serve as the catalyst.  According to Hess, aging is relevant

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Yes. No. Creating ‘La Vie Bohème’ with Now that the Don’t big night is over, its viewpoint jump to any Good! Can you see Well, let’s start with features conclusions just yet. yourself getting to know University Theater’s ‘Rent’ time to Phew! Don’t fret dude, No. reflect this: is the damage Was she smiling and/ this person better? V-Day isn’t easy for repairable? classifieds throughout? University Theater’s production of ‘Rent’ take a minute tolaughing think about the events of everyone. Your best bet is giving it a few opens this week. See page 3. last night, Don’t worryor too lack there of. See page 6. sports days, then calling to Yes. much. V-Day carries too much pressure. Just act normal when you see her next.

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POLICe BlOTTER Feb. 10 11:39 a.m. | Larceny Centennial Park & Ride Lot Student reported vehicle stolen. 4:01 a.m. | Assist Other Agency Off Campus RPD requested assistance with student arrested for ID theft, assault on police officer, drunk and disruptive and malicious conduct. Student was referred to the University for same. 8:56 a.m. | University Police Violation Tucker Hall Student was referred for drug violation and resist/delay/ obstruct charges criminally charged for June 2011. Subject was convicted. 9:47 a.m. | Tamper with Fire Equipment Wood Hall FP was presented with three expended fire extinguishers without valid fire emergency having been the cause. 1:30 p.m. | Suspicious Person Nelson Hall Staff reported subject inside building asking people for money. Officer located and trespassed non-student from NCSU property. 1:44 p.m. | Breaking & Entering - Vehicle Centennial Park & Ride Lot

Talley construction Schedule Deep Foundations/ Underpinnings/Footings Start Spring 2012, complete early Fall 2012 This phase will be marked by mass excavation, underpinning the

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erry Ennis, a facilities maintenance technician, works on a steam valve in a manhole off Cates Avenue Tuesday. Ennis was working with fellow mechanic Andrew Underhill to get steam running back to the Cates Avenue Steam Plant, which was being worked on by contractors. Ennis and Underhill said that working in the 120 manholes around campus was a pretty routine job. “There are manholes and steam tunnels all over campus,” Underhill said. “There are five tunnels that run from D.H. Hill to Nelson Hall to the smokestack. Those are just the main tunnels, though. There are a few branches as well.”

Student reported vehicle had been entered and steering column damaged. 1:58 p.m. | Assist Other Agency Chapel Hill NCSU PD assisted UNC-CH PD in managing security for Board of Governors meeting regarding tuition hikes. One non-student was arrested. 11:09 p.m. | Drug Violation Bowen Hall Report of possible drug violation. Non-student was arrested and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana. Subject was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassed from NCSU property. Three students were referred for odor of marijuana. One student was referred for odor of marijuana and and underage alcohol. One student was issued citation and referred for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Second non-student was trespassed from NCSU property. 2:09 p.m. | Larceny D.H. Hill Library Student reported unattended laptop stolen. 2:37 p.m. | Skateboard Complaint Early College High School Report of skateboarding violations. Subjects fled the area. 8:17 p.m. | Suspicious Vehicle University Plaza

building and pouring footings.  As soon as the basement excavation has progressed to allow deep foundation work to commence, drill rigs will be mobilized to install auger cast foundation piles.  Approximately 550 holes 16- 24 inches in diameter will be drilled on average 60’ deep and filled with concrete to support the new building addition. Footings will be formed on top of these piles to provide a surface to anchor structural steel forming the

Student was referred to the University after being found operating vehicle on bricks in a dangerous manner.

Officers located three nonstudents arguing. All were trespassed from NCSU property.

9:52 p.m. | Larceny Carmichael Gymnasium Student reported clothes had been taken from secured locker.

3:49 p.m. | Damage to Property Winston Hall Report of broken window in the building. Staff member responded to scene. Nothing was damaged or removed from office.

Feb. 11 1:14 a.m. | Suspicious Vehicle Dan Allen Drive Report of driver possibly impaired. Officers checked the area but did not locate vehicle. 4:39 a.m. | Assist Other Agency Off Campus NCSU PD responded at request of RPD. RPD charged student with injury to personal property, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia; NCSU PD referred for disorderly conduct, damage to property, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia and underage alcohol violation. Second student was charged with injury to personal property; and NCSU PD referred for disorderly conduct, damage to property, and underage alcohol violation. 10:27 p.m. | Fire Alarm Bagwell Hall Units responded to alarm caused by excessive steam due to steam leak. Problem was repaired and system reset. 11:26 p.m. | Fight Welch Hall Report of subjects fighting.

“skeleton” of the new additions. Structural Steel Start early Fall 2012, complete late 2012 Approximately 1200 tons of structural steel will be used to create a framework for the new addition.

4:08 p.m. | Suspicious Person D.H. Hill Library Report of subject approaching unattended laptop. Officers made contact with nonstudent. File check showed subject had old trespass warning. Officer reissued trespass warning for suspicious behavior. 8:47 p.m. | Damage to Property Centennial Campus NCSU PD and High Voltage staff responded after strong wind gusts caused two street lamp poles to fall. Both poles were cleared from roadway. No injuries reported. 9:26 p.m. | Damage to Property West Parking Deck NCSU PD responded after strong wind gusts caused hanging clearance sign to be blown down and damaged. Transportation was notified. No injuries reported.

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Today What Faculty Need to Know about IT Accessibility Noon-1 p.m. D.H. Hill Library In this seminar participants will learn what issues need to be considered when designing online components to courses in order to ensure maximum accessibility to all people. We will discuss how recent legal actions are impacting the classroom, tools available for creating accessible content, and how emerging technologies fit into this equation. Amazing Alumni - Barbara Mulkey 4-5 p.m. D.H. Hill Library - Auditorium Barbara Mulkey, Chair of the NC State University Board of Trustees, will discuss her experiences as a successful engineer and businessperson. NC Writers’ Cafe Reading 7-9 p.m. 126 Witherspoon Student Center Experience some of North Carolina’s best writers: fiction by Tracie Fellers, Makuchi (Dr. Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi) and Sheila

Smith McKoy; spoken word from Anjail Rashida Ahmad, L. Teresa Church, celeste doaks, Lenard D. Moore, Crystal Simone Smith and Darrell “SCIPOET” Stover. The Cafe will also feature finalists from Obsidian’s “Straight to the Mic” Spoken Word Competition. Refreshments will be served. Event presented by the Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora 2012 Reading Series. Karen Joy Fowler Reading 7:30-9 p.m. Crafts Center You’re invited to a reading by Karen Joy Fowler, author of five novels and three short story collections. Her novel, “The Jane Austen Book Club,” was a New York Times bestseller, and “Sister Noon” was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. This event is part of the Owens-Walters Reading Series, sponsored by the CHASS Creative Writing Program. University Theatre presents RENT, the musical 7:30-9:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre “How do you measure a year in the life?” Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent follows a year in the life of eight artists and musicians with joy, sadness and comedy, as they struggle to make it in the big city—facing eviction, dealing with illness, homelessness, death and drugs, negotiating their dreams, finding their loves and living— one day at a time.

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Concrete Slabs Start Fall 2012, complete late 2012 Concrete slabs will be poured to provide a foundation for the building’s floor. Utility Service Installation Start late 2012, complete summer 2013 We will install the exterior walls and features, which include glass, brick, terra cotta and metal panels. Building Interiors Start early 2013, complete Fall 2013 This will include the installation of drywall, finish ceilings, paint and flooring, along with the interior construction. The finishes are available for view at Talley Student Center. Just ask the front desk staff. Source: Jennifer Gilmore, Campus Enterprises

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University Theater’s production of ‘Rent’ opens this week. Trey Ferguson Viewpoint Editor

“The opposite of war is not peace, but creation…” University Theatre turns to the rock ‘n’ roll style of musicals with their version of the student production, Rent. Director John McIlwee said this production is for students, by students.   “It’s their kind of musical, so I hope they come and enjoy it,” McIlwee said. Based on the opera La Vie Bohéme, Rent has appeared off and on Broadway since the early 1990’s. It depicts the life of a group of young, struggling artists and musicians in a Bohemian lifestyle, with the underlying themes of HIV/AIDS. These themes are still relevant today.   After countless awards, the musical was made into a movie in 2005. However, audiences should not come to experience this performance with preconceptions of the musical or the

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movie. This production is not, by any means, the Broadway show, but the professionalism seen in it is about as close to it as any college theatre company could hope to achieve. While some parts are a bit rocky—as may be expected— the amount of energy and enjoyment is phenomenal for a show demanding so much of its performers. There are times where you will find yourself tapping your feet along with the music, only to be in tears during the next scene. University Theatre combines old faces with new ones to showcase the talent of its wide variety of student ensemble. Veterans of the University Theatre stage Jillian Varner and Brett Williams create the comedic lesbian couple, Joanne Jefferson and Maureen Johnson. These familiar faces provide their own unique spin on their individual characters, as well as their partnership, to have audiences laughing and crying alongside them. The duo of Robert Steinberg and Josie Bodle, the latter of which is making her University Theatre debut, will light the spark for many audiences

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The cast of University Theatre’s RENT direct their attention to senior in communications Jason Cooper, playing the role of Angel Schunard, as he dances during a dress rehearsal in Stewart Theater on Sunday Feb. 12.

through the sheer chemistry of their interactions as Roger Davis and Mimi Marquez.  However, many audience members may find themselves mesmerized by the side-splitting performance of Jason Cooper as the self-confident drag queen,

Angel. He presents the challenging character of Angel with unique flair, moving in platform heels that would put most women to shame. These are just a few of the cast members who shine in this fun, raunchy show.

The atmosphere of the performance is only enhanced by the awe-inspiring technical aspects of the production. University Theatre has classes and staff devoted to building the world of the play. However, this production takes the cake

by far. The rigid scaffolding and faux brick stoops transform Stewart Theatre into the streets of 90vs New York City. Each element of this world presented

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If you want something done right The Facts:

Wolfline driver Joann Sewell died Dec. 17, 2011, three days after collapsing on a Wolfline bus. Her death could have been due to carbon monoxide poisoning from working on the Wolfline; however, the University is not conducting the investigation.

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The University needs to be more involved with the investigation and inform the students about any progress made. With the Wolfline servicing thousands of students daily, there is a need for updates on anything that may be a cause for concern in the system.

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Sex-store ads It’s a credit to State to have a student newspaper with adroit reporting and a well-designed layout. I am disappointed, however, with the Technician’s decision to run ads for a pornography vendor. This seems in poor taste and disrupts the paper’s professional appearance. There are strong reasons to turn down this type of advertising. A large volume of research has found pornography harms people’s emotional health and reduces their satisfaction with real-life relationships by creating artificial fantasy expectations. Pornography has a negative effect on the self-image of women and increases sexist attitudes in men. Multiple studies show pornography reduces men’s negative reactions to the idea of rape and deadens their sympathy for rape victims. I admire the Technician’s proactive, socially responsible coverage of events like “Take Back the Night,” so I feel comfortable encouraging our campus newspaper to create an editorial policy on advertising, and to refuse ads for adult videos, sex toys, and other pornographic material. N.C. State has especially strong reasons to fight pornography. The sexual assault on campus last March and the list of sexual offenses in the Campus Police annual reports are surely enough reason for a new policy in favor of clean advertising. Finally, these college years are when most of us are forging long-term relationships, finding friends and partners and just trying to make things work out. We don’t need another negative influence on our relationships. Advertising increases sales, so please, let’s not give pornography vendors any more help.

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olfline driver Joann Sewell died Dec. 17, 2011 three days after collapsing on a Wolfline bus. According to Sherese Brown, Sewell’s daughter, Sewell died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. While the investigation into her death is still ongoing, one of the possible causes of her death is her job on the Wolfline. As her death was possibly the result of something thousands of students use daily, the University should be keeping students informed. However, they are spectacularly silent on the issue. The current investigation into Sewell’s death is not being conducted by the University, but by First Transit. The University contracts the Wolfline system out to First Transit, which in

turn supplies the drivers, training, buses, etc. Although this relieves the University of the burden of having to maintain a transportation system, in cases such as Sewell’s death, the University should take a more active role in the investigation of her death. First Transit is part of a much larger corporation, First Group. First Group claims to be the world’s leading transport operator. In the U.S., the company is responsible for all Greyhound services, bus services for 1,500 school districts and First Transit, which currently serves over 300 million passengers per year, with six billions of dollars in revenue

annually. We do not assert that large corporations are the reasons for all of the ills in the world; however, we do believe there should be some healthy skepticism when dealing with them. Companies like First Transit are too large to be completely attuned to the problems and goals of their clients. We should always be looking at for when our interests are not being protected or met. However, there is no such skepticism on the University’s part here.  Brian O’Sullivan, assistant director of planning and operations at N.C. State, said “as far as the University is concerned, we’re kind of standing on the sidelines” when asked

about the investigation. The University assures that a thorough investigation is currently being conducted by First Transit, but we would be more reassured if the University did not take such a hands-off approach. The University may not be as capable of handling the investigation as First Transit but it should not keep administration from retaining oversight. Naturally, the University is more attuned to the needs wand concerns of its students than any third party could ever be. We’re the little guys here; the investigation is most relevant to us. We’re the ones with the most to gain and the most to lose; our administrators should at least be involved.

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Getting an apartment in college is a rite of passage in itself.  Living in Wolf Village is also a rite of passage, but since it’s an oncampus living community, it’s always been reserved for juniors, seniors, or grad students, unless you have some nifty older friends.   Letting sophomores not only have their own building in Wolf Village next year  but also a computer lab of their own and tutorial services to help them “adjust” is a waste of housing money. This is unfair to the students who have to wait two years to live with their buddies in Wolf Village.  If the university really wants to create a sophomore community... we already have one, and it’s called Bragaw Hall.  I’ve waited my two years to get to live in Wolf Village next year, and I think that should go for everybody.  How can University Housing create an apartment complex/community for older students if they let the younger students get a taste of, it too? Sally Dixon, Junior in Agricultural Science

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emember when the chancellor, provost, and student leaders hosted “Tuition Talk Day” at the Brickyard two weeks ago? Me neither. Barely anyone went, and for good reason. Absences tend to be the side effects of a youth disillusioned w it h bureaucrats. I n fac t, the Board Brian of GoverAnderson nors ju s t Staff Columnist approved an 8.8 percent increase in tuition, the cost of which is already way too expensive, but we shouldn’t be asking why banks are preying on us. We should be focusing on how these government-run universities are able to charge so much for a mediocre education in the first place. This tuition bubble was easily predicted by Austrian economists. The Austrian Business Cycle Theory explains how loose credit expansion, whether through the manipulation of interest rates by a central bank or cheap loans from the federal government, leads to an unhealthy misallocation of resources. In the case of tuition, one “blower” of the bubble is the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), which has been reauthorized nine times since Lyndon Johnson first signed it into law. Various supplements to the legislation, including the College Cost Reduction and

Access Act of 2007 (CCRA), still compel students to risk a lot of money for the promise of a future white-collar career. The HEA gave more federal tax money to universities and provided low-interest loans to students in order make higher education more accessible. These factors involve both taxpayer-guaranteed Stafford Loans (with subsequently lowered interest rates) and the CCRA’s advancement of this goal through raises in the Pell grant ceiling. Only two years after George W. Bush signed the CCRA, federal funding for Pell grants increased from $13.7 billion to $36.5 billion. And herein lays a major catalyst. You see, Pell grants do not have to be repaid like regular loans do. The federal government, by sponsoring the program, becomes the market’s consumer (replacing the student). Universities see this as the chance to own the richest customer on Earth. Unlike ordinary people, the government’s wallet does not end; therefore there is no price that the Treasury account cannot afford. Universities are then able to increase tuition costs in an effort to rake in extra funding for sports arenas, art theaters, and other PR commodities that will lure in new students and new Pell grants. Many students don’t get Pell grants, though, and when tuition costs once again become too high for them, it gives the government another opportunity to explain why higher education is so expensive that we need more federal money. The cycle never ends. Even Joe Biden understands this

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phenomenon. It certainly seems nice to give students “free money” each year, but it deflects the value of conscious capitalism. Students, drunk on their Pell grants and other forms of financial aid, no longer w isely consider which classes they take. While undergraduate enrollment has increased by about 50 percent over the past 25 years, the number of students majoring in highly-demanded fields— science, technology, engineering and math—has remained stable, even dropping at many points. Should we really be surprised that 85 percent of college graduates move back into their parents’ homes? How depressing for those who haven’t yet entered universities. Tuition costs will continue to rise at a quicker rate than the savings rate, making it nearly impossible for parents to save up for their children’s education. It’s a sad end to a phase of the American dream, but we’ll soon see employers accepting the view of Gerald Celente: “The mentality is […] businesses won’t hire a person unless they get a degree. Not me. I don’t care if you have a degree. It makes absolutely no difference.” Yet I’m still left wondering why N. C. State doesn’t at least use open textbooks. Don’t worr y, though, Board of Trustees—we’ll get to that topic soon enough.

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whether you’re 18 or 45, and students seem to agree. Yong Park, freshman in electrical engineering, said he thinks students should take some notice. “Aging shouldn’t be a huge issue since we’re on a college campus, but I guess for the small amount of older people we do have, we should all care about the issue,” Park said. Hess believes the burdens of aging aren’t solely rooted in the personal struggle through the process. Rather, every individual in society is affected by the aging of others. “I don’t think students should be concerned too much with aging,” Matt Gibson, freshman in electrical engineering, said. “Then again, if someone has a sick grandparent, you have to feel for them. It’s not a huge issue, but it is something we should look into.” According to Hess, the increased number of elderly people in society has the potential to increase the burden on government services and healthcare. “It is imperative that we understand factors that facilitate functioning in everyday life in order to help maintain high levels of functioning and independence in older folks,” Hess said. Morrow will be speaking Friday, February 24 at 12:15 p.m. in Daniels Hall, Room 218. The speech is open to the public and will last about an hour. An open floor question and answer session will follow.

to the audience not only serves as the environment surrounding the characters, but provides functionality to brea k up t he t y pica l stagnate-blocking of amateur productions. Each number utilizes this space by having action on all planes of this towering structure, not to mention the symbolism of the harsh lighting against the cold metallic rods. The physical set is given character by what seemed to be the equivalent of a laser light show. Historically, musicals were to be more spectacle to compensate for their usual lack of plot; however, when Rent débuted on Broadway, it ushered in a new era of musicals, giving them more depth and meaning. In t his production, University Theatre meets the plot with an equally impressive display of lights, which may make some audience members feeling as if they’re on an acid trip. While not all of the technical aspects are up to par with these elements, with time, hopefully, they will be worked out and the production will reach its full potential. This production engulfs the audience in the action of the play, something many performances do not take into consideration. Prospective audiences can expect to be awed by these performances, with actors coming from all angles of the theater, lighting being cast to every corner of the auditorium and sound surrounding them in this rock ‘n’ vroll style of the world of Rent.

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to overcome the loss. (2/16 BC, 2/18 @ UVA) 8. Clemson (12-12, 4-6 ACC; LW: 8) - The Tigers ended a threegame losing streak, with a

20-point victory over Wake Forest. Clemson needed the win, especially with ranked foes Virginia and North Carolina lurking this week. (2/14 UVA, 2/18 @ UNC) 9. Virginia Tech (14-11, 3-7 ACC; LW: 9) - Virginia Tech didn’t play the previous week, despite

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Lady Puerto Rico Class results: T25. Tsui 74-73-80--227 (+11) T30. Marchand 77-78-74-229 (+13) T38. James 81-70-80--231 (+15) T38. Menendez 77-75-79-231 (+15) 78. Baker 74-86-85--245 (+29) T69. McGetrick 82-83-77-242*

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the Puerto Rico experience helps with team bonding.  “It’s a great opening event, because you spend a lot of quality [time] together,” Marsh said. “Early mornings you wait for the sun to rise, then you’re at breakfast together, and then you go to hit balls. Then we play and then the girls study during the afternoon. So it really is one of the tournaments where we are so close-knit.”  State has at least five more tournaments for the season, including the ACC Championships on April 13-15. 

Olympic hopefuls Erica Wu and Judy Hugh compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic table tennis trials at Bond Park in Cary Sunday, Feb 12. Wu, 16 years old, won the match and took the last out of four spots to advance to the next round of trials.

a winning one-out-of-two. In their lone win, they needed a tip-in with less than 2 seconds remaining to surpass Boston College. (2/16 @ FSU, 2/18 GT) 10. Wake Forest (11-14, 2-9 ACC; LW: 10) - Wake is one of the coldest teams in college basketball, losing nine-out-of-ten and six

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straight. Wake lost both of its past two games by 20 or more points. (2/15 GT, 2/18 @ MIA) 11. Boston College (8-17, 3-8 ACC; LW: 12) - Hardly anyone expected Boston College, a team with nothing to play for, to upset Florida State. Coach Steve Donahue is trying to make the

most of what he has in his team, which isn’t much. The Eagles came 2 seconds from upsetting Virginia Tech for a second win in the week. (2/16 @ MD, 2/19 Duke) 12. Georgia Tech (9-15, 2-8 ACC; LW: 11) - After going 9-for-15 behind the arc in their first

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Top-40 table tennis players in the United States battled for a spot on 2012 Olympic Team. Sarah Maxwell Staff Writer

During the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, Michael Landers from Old Westbury, NY, was 13 years old.  Since then, he has spent every summer in China – training. The youngest of the top 10 male seeds, Landers is competing at the Bond Park Community Center in Cary for a shot at the 2012 Olympic Games. This was the first time the Olympic Team Trials have been held in Cary. “I’ve been training for the past 4 years, spending my summers in China practicing,” Landers said. “For the past two months, I’ve been playing all day every day and training in and out of the gym.” A qualifying tournament held Thursday, February 9, determined what players from the registered participants would be given a chance to advance to the final trials competition. From Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12, the top 10-ranked US men and top 10-ranked US women, as well as the top-two men and top-two women qualifiers, competed in a roundrobin tournament for the top eight slots overall. The top-four men and top four women finalists will go on to compete in the North American 2012 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament April 20-22. These participants will compete with the top eight seeds from Canada. Together, they will comprise a team of five players, two females and three males, with at

Softball vs. Tulsa, Texas A&M College Station, Texas; 11 a.m., 6:15 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Florida State RBC Center, 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Wright State Raleigh, 3 p.m. Sunday Men’s Tennis at ITA Indoor Nationals Charlottesville, Va., All Day Men’s Golf at Puerto Rico Classic Rio Grande, P.R., All Day Women’s Tennis vs. Minnesota Raleigh, 11 a.m. softball vs. UTSA College Station, Texas, 11 a.m. Baseball vs. Saint Joseph’s Raleigh, 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball at UNC Chapel Hill, 1:30 p.m.

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least one member from the US the 11th round of the tournaand at least one from Canada. ment in first place. This secured The final qualifying tourna- Landers another trip to Cary ment will also be held at Bond in April, to compete against the second, third and fourth Park. pl a c e m e n Many table f rom t his tennis compast weekend petitors, inand the top cluding Landfou r t h Caers, are familnadian men iar with the for a ticket to Triangle area. London. The Cary Cup No. 5 seed Table Tennis Erica Wu, at Champion15 years old, ship is held at is a lso eliBond Park evErica Wu, Olympic qualifier gible to comery March. pete in the “I’ve competed in the Cary Cup twice,” final qualifying tournament Landers said. “But I’ve never in April. The California native finished in fourth place in been to the Olympics.” However, all the practices the women’s bracket this past and trips to China may have weekend. “I am so excited to advance to given Landers a chance to change this.  Landers finished the next round,” Wu said. Like

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Olympic hopeful Adam Hugh serves to Han Xiao at the 2012 U.S. Olympic table tennis trials at Bond Park in Cary Sunday, Feb. 12. Hugh, a 2010 graduate from Princeton, beat Xiao to take the last of four spots to advance to the next round. Hugh’s sister Judy also was a finalist in the trials but was beaten in the last round by Erica Wu.

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t was another interesting week in the world of ACC men’s basketball, with Florida State falling to Boston College, shaking up the top of the league, and a classic Duke-Carolina matchup.

1. #5 Duke (21-4, 8-2 ACC; Last Week: 3) - Duke regained the top spot in the ACC, with a win over arch-rival North Carolina at the buzzer and an impressive 18-point win over Maryland. Guard Austin Rivers is becoming a star and is showing people why he was considered the top high school player in his class. (Upcoming Games: 2/16 NCSU, 2/19 @ BC) 2. #8 North Carolina (21-4, 8-2 ACC; LW: 2) - If Tyler Zeller had not played for Duke for the last minute of their game against Duke, there would be no question that the Tar Heels would be sitting in first place this week. Zeller and the Tar Heels rebounded against Virginia with an 18-point home win lead by Zeller’s 25 points. (2/15 @ MIA, 2/18 CLEM) 3. #20 Florida State (17-7, 8-2 ACC; LW: 1) - Florida State came back to earth last week, losing at Boston College and struggling against Miami at home. The Seminoles will need to improve

Landers, she has been preparing diligently for this process. “I started playing for fun when I was 7 years old. I never had this goal in mind. The Olympics seemed too far away.” At age nine, Wu began playing table tennis competitively. But it wasn’t until two years ago that she set out to compete for the Olympic team and began playing more seriously. The athletes weren’t the only ones to take the competition seriously. Citizens of Cary and the surrounding area filled the bleachers at Bond Park each day of the tournament, intrigued by the table tennis matches. Autumn McCreedy from north Raleigh came out to watch the competition with her friends, whose daughter had bought the trio tickets for the entire weekend. “I’ve enjoyed watching the

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matches and trying to figure out the rules,” McCreedy said Thursday afternoon. “I’ve been here all day and since this morning, each match has gotten progressively more intense. You can tell the difference in skill level.”

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Puerto Rico experience proves valuable Tsui and Marchand pace State during spring semester’s first outing. Sean Fairholm Deputy Sports Editor

their offensive production to regain the top spot in the league; Florida State hasn’t scored more than 68 points in their last four games. (2/16 VT, 2/18 @ NCSU) 4. N.C. State (18-7, 7-3 ACC; LW: 5) - The Wolfpack played much better this time against Georgia Tech, giving up 52 points to the Yellow Jackets. N.C. State’s next three games are brutal, as they play the ACC’s top three teams, and will need to win one or two of them to build their resume for March. (2/16 @ Duke, 2/18 FSU) 5. #22 Virginia (19-5, 6-4 ACC; LW: 4) - In all of Virginia’s losses, they have failed to exceed 60 points. After shooting 53 percent against Wake Forest, the Cavaliers managed to shoot only 36 percent against North Carolina. (2/14 @ CLEM, 2/18 MD) 6. Miami (15-8, 6-4 ACC; LW: 6) A loss to Florida State crushed Miami’s five-game ACC winning streak, their longest as a league member. The Hurricanes have a chance to upset North Carolina in Coral Gables because they can match Carolina’s big men with Reggie Johnson and Kenny Kadji. (2/15 UNC, 2/18 WF) 7. Maryland (14-10, 4-6 ACC; LW: 7) - Maryland was able to keep Clemson from passing them in the rankings, edging them 64-62 in South Carolina. They did lose starting point guard Pe’Shon Howard for the remainder of the season and it will be tough for the Terrapins

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For the first time since late October, the No. 20 N.C. State women’s golf squad was back in action to resume its best season in program history. State traveled down to Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Sunday through Tuesday, coming away with an 8th place finish out of 15 competing teams.  Vivian Tsui, another one of the up-and-coming freshmen the Pack has seen rise to the forefront this season, led NCSU for the tournament by shooting 7473-80 (+11). Tsui notched a top-25 finish and helped the Wolfpack to defeats of No. 33 TCU, No. 38 Iowa State, No. 40 Kent State and No. 50 Michigan.  “I had a good first two days and felt pretty good going into today,” Tsui said. “Things didn’t turn out perfectly, but that happens. As a team, we really enjoyed ourselves down there and had a lot of fun. It was a good experience for sure.”  The Pack will head back down south for its next tournament, but this time Tsui and her teammates will be staying in the United States. On February 27 and 28, State will play at Weston Country Club in Weston, Fla., where mastering Bermuda grass, the same surface they saw in Puerto Rico, will be paramount to the team’s success. 

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Sophomore in management Amanda Baker sinks the putt on the 17th hole at the Tar Heel Invitational at the UNC Finley Golf Course Oct. 8, 2010.

“The Bermuda greens in Puerto Rico are definitely a little different than we are used to,” Tsui said. “But I think going down to Rio Grande and getting to practice and play is really good for future tournaments.”  Fellow Canadian and sophomore Brittany Marchand finished second in scoring for

State in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. She echoed Tsui’s thoughts about getting another shot at playing on a thicker, more wiry type of surface.  “Many of us have grown up on bent grass, so it is a little different for us,” Marchand said. “We definitely learned that the greens didn’t roll as true, espe-

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