PROGRAMS FUNDED BY EXXON MOBIL GRANT:
Sara Awad Staff Writer
• College of Egineering Exxon Mobil Corporation do($31,000) nated $38,000 to the College of En• Chemical Engineering gineering this past September and • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical Engineering October. • Industrial Engineering According to a press release on • Civil Engineering the College of Engineering website, • Minority Engineering Exxon Mobil donated $7,000 to the Programs ($7,000) University’s Minority Engineering • Summer Transition Program Programs and gave $31,000 to pro• Student Advancement and Retention Teams grams in the College of Engineering. • American Indian Science and Dean of Engineering/foundations Engineering Society and Associate Executive Director of • National Society of Black Engineers Development, Martin Baucom, said • Society of Hispanic the $31,000 in grants would help Professional Engineers support the chemical, mechanical, SOURCE: EXXON MOBIL electrical, industrial and civil engineering programs at N.C. State. The company has issued engineer- of these com panies are intering grants to the University for about ested in recruiting engineering two decades, Baucom said. The students into their workforce, money is forwhich cremally requested ates compeeach year and tition among is distributed students and through the Engives them a gineering Founwide range dation, which is of exposure, a 501C3 organiBaucom zation. said. The f unds Exxon Martin Baucom, associate executive are used to help Mobil’s director of developement build leadership grant to the a mong eng iUniversity neering students, especially those is, “certainly charitable in nature involved in organizations specific [and is] a marriage of [the Unito that department, Baucom said. versity’s] interest with [Exxon Many of these organizations in- Mobil’s] priorities,” Baucom volve travel expenses to conferences, said. which the grant can help pay for, acAccording to Interim Direccording to Baucom. tor of Minority Engineering A number of other companies also Programs Angelitha Daniel, the made contributions to the College of Engineering in recent years. Many EXXON continued page 2
“There is a great effort in engineering that engineers are more representative of society.”
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Greene, Burriss kicked off team Jeniece Jamison Sports Editor
Redshirt sophomore running back Mustafa Greene and redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyrrell Burriss have been permanently dismissed from the football program. In the postgame press conference following the Wolfpack’s win over Maryland in College Park, Md., Head Coach Tom O’Brien said the two were not champions in the classroom or in the community. Greene previously served suspensions in his two and a half seasons with the program. Prior to the beginning of the current campaign, he was suspended during spring practice and preseason workouts. He was held out of the spring game and academic issues delayed his return to the field until August. In February 2012, Greene was charged with six traffic violations in Rowan County and missed his court date. Legal troubles continued for Greene as he faced misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges on April 2 in Wake County. His traffic issues have been resolved and his court date in Wake County is set for June 7, 2013, according to the News and Observer. Following his initial return to the team Aug. 11, Greene expressed his gratitude for getting a second chance. “I’m just thankful to get a second opportunity to come back out here,” Greene said. “I’m glad that my teammates are welcoming me back and my coaches accepted me back.” Greene led the team in rushing his freshman year, pounding out 597 total yards on the season and tack-
Redshirt sophmore Mustafa Greene runs the ball during the first quarter of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Greene, along with wide receiver Tyrrell Burriss, has been kicked off the N.C. State football team for poor academics.
ing on four touchdowns for State. He missed the 2011 season due to a foot injury. He made two appearances for the Pack this season. Greene rushed for 53 yards on 11 attempts in N.C. State’s season opening loss against Tennessee in Atlanta, Ga. In his second outing of the season at Connecticut, Greene gained 48 yards on the ground. He led the Pack in rush-
ing yards in both games. Greene was suspended Sept. 15, prior to the Pack’s home opener against South Alabama. Burriss had previously played cornerback before switching to wide receiver in spring workouts. He did not see any action for the Pack this season.
Wolfpack Hunger Games postponed Elizabeth Moomey Staff Writer
Brianna Holland, a freshman in first year engineering, shows her support of GLBT rights with her “I Heart Diversity” T-shirt while studying at the Atrium Friday the 19th. The “I Heart Diversity” shirts were given out in limited numbers by the NCSU GLBT Community Alliance as a part of Diversity Education Week.
Diversity Week returns with reason Megan Dunton Staff Writer
In light of hate incidents against African Americans and the GLBT community last year, N.C. State started an initiative to preserve and celebrate diversity for an entire week in October. Last week, the University celebrated its second installment of Diversity Week, and in many ways, was reminded of its importance and need on campus. Late Sunday night, Oct. 14, offensive word in the tunnel, “N*****f**.” Justine Hollingshead, director of the GLBT Center said the word highlighted the reason why students must be educated on diversity of races and lifestyles. “It sends a pretty clear message that one person does not feel that everyone is welcome here at N.C.
State,” Hollingshead said. Eric Dekker, a freshman majoring in industrial design, said he was disheartened by the words painted in the Free Expression tunnel. “Unfortunately, I feel like what was written in the free expression tunnel was a sad reminder of our ignorance in our community and the world,” Dekker said. “Some people will always try to view themselves as above others.” Diversity Week focused on cultural education, and students participated in activities and seminars put on by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Poole College of Management worked to help put the week together. CHASS presented a discussion panel titled “Research and Underrepresented
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The Wolfpack Hunger Games has been postponed until Thursday. The event, which will be hosted by Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service, was postponed to allow extra planning time for CSLEPS and to encourage a high attendance, according to Jessica Rose, director of hunger advocacy committee and junior in industrial engineering. The event originally was planned for Saturday on Harris Field was moved to Thursday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Mann Hall room 404. The event is a kick-off for N.C. State’s food pantry, which
is opening in November, which will benefit staff members and students. These groups of three or more members can stack their collected food and will be judged on creativity and effort to win a prize. The group that collects the most food for the pantry will also receive a prize. A representative from Feed the Pack will be at the event to answer questions and talk about the new pantry. There will be refreshments, music, raffles and pumpkin-decorating. Students can get into the event for free if they bring a non-perishable food. Students can sign up online at nc subowen ha l l.wordpress. com/2012/10/06/wolfpack-hungergames/
The African American Cultural Center GLBT Center Women’s Center Muslim Student Association Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service Minority Association of PreHealth Students Department of Multicultural Student Affairs Diversity Activities Board
Bringing sustainability to the table See page 5.
Pack pulls out a close one See page 8.
Populations,” and PCoM sponsored the Ally Rally, an event for GLBT support in the Brickyard. Last week’s events included a hu-
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