Issuu on Google+

         

TECHNICIAN

tuesday november

12 2013

Raleigh, North Carolina

technicianonline.com

NCSU announces first privately funded village Chris Hart-Williams Staff Writer

Centennial Campus’s first Living Learning Village will open in the fall of 2014, the University announced Monday. The Andy and Jane Albright Entrepreneurs Living Learning Village will be home to the Entrepreneurship Initiative, Entrepreneur Living Village and residents of Centennial’s Wolf Ridge Apartments. Kevin Howell, interim vice chancellor for University Advancement, made the announcement to attendees of the Entrepreneurs Initiative’s semi-an-

nual Entrepreneurs Lecture Series. The News & Observer reported a $500,000 grant from the Albrights allowed the EI to build the village. Andy and Jane Albright also sponsored the lecture series, which featured Aly Khalifa as its speaker. The new village is not only the first to originate on Centennial Campus, but also the first named village to be privately funded. Andy Albright is an N.C. State alumnus who has made a career as an entrepreneur. Albright is currently president and CEO of National Agents Alliance, an insurance marketing firm with agencies

located across the United States, offering a variety of financial services products. National Agents Alliance started in 2002 when Albright cofounded the company with Philip Hudgins and Barry Clarkson. Albright was appointed NAA’s CEO in 2006. Albright continues to be active at the University, and he currently serves on the Entrepreneurs Initiative advisory board. Albright was also keynote speaker of the lecture series in 2011. Khalifa, also an N.C. State alumnus and entrepreneur, was the keynote speaker Monday. Khalifia is a

co-founder and owner of Design Box LLC in Raleigh, which is home to seven consulting design firms including his own Gamil Design. “N.C. State paved the way for my career of innovation,” Khalifia said. Khalifa spoke about his time as an undergraduate at the University and about how his experiences inf luenced his career as an entrepreneur and designer. He said that one of the highlights of his time as student was designing the logo for N.C. State’s Wolfline his sophomore year. Khalifa’s said much of his career has been dedicated to social entrepreneurship.

“It’s a mystery to many of us,” Khalifa said. “Social entrepreneurship is transformation … we can’t just keep counting beans and say we are making progress. We need to make change.” Among Khalifa’s numerous projects that have earned him more than 16 patents and a Grammy nomination is a new kind of shoe. With the growing number of women abroad delivering children with birth defects do to the chemicals of glue used to make our shoes, Khalifia saw a solution: completely sewn

VILLAGE continued page 2

History faculty joins fight to save programs at ECSU Staff Report

Members of university history departments from across North Carolina are responding through letter campaigns to the recent announcement that Elizabeth City State University administrators are considering ending seven major programs. Some N.C. State faculty members are joining this response. ECSU is considering removing history, physics, political science, and other majors from its curriculum. Members of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University have already mailed letters of opposition. Jonathan Ocko, head of the History Department at N.C. State, said he is planning to send a letter from the department of history at N.C. State. ECSU, a historically black university located in northeastern North Carolina, announced this month it will begin preliminary meetings to discuss several programs that the University of North Carolina System determined are “low productive.” ECSU Provost and Vice Chancellor Ali Khan recently said the cut is “still very much in the discussion stage.” ECSU has experienced lower enrollment, a $5 million budget cut and dozens of layoffs in recent years, according to The News & Observer. Ocko said the news was disappointing to hear.

“When you start eliminating the opportunity to focus on history, it can have a devastating effect,” Ocko said. “The humanities teach a broad array of analytical and critical skills.” Ocko said these skills are just as necessary as technical skills taught in other disciplines. “Humanities are about the human condition,” Ocko said. “Who we are, where we come from, how we think about things. Without these, students can be left with a very narrow, technical education with no awareness of how their actions affect groups of people.” Ocko said he acknowledges ECSU had previously struggled to meet enrollment numbers, due to stricter admissions standards. “However, cutting a core liberal art isn’t the answer,” Ocko said. “Offering a major teaches a disciplined way of thinking. Offering courses are only the introduction to that discipline.” Ocko said ECSU’s history department currently prepares many of the K-12 social studies teachers for the 21-county region of northeastern North Carolina. If ECSU drops its area of study, Ocko said history department members are unsure of who will fill the void. Ocko also said history majors at N.C. State have little need to worry. There are no plans to eliminate the history department at N.C. State, according to Ocko.

insidetechnician

MOLLY DONOVAN/TECHNICIAN

Bob Patterson, a professor of crop science, describes the Jatropha, a tropical oil-seed plant that is a potential new biofuel at the Competing Global Resources Seminar: Food versus Fuel, Monday in Withers Hall. The seminar was the last of three that featured N.C. State experts discussing global issues that are relevant to North Carolina.

Seminar participants discuss battle between food, fuel in world economy Madeline Safrit Correspondent

Several N.C. State faculty members gathered on Monday to discuss the battle between food and fuel across the world, as populations continue to increase. The Global Issues Seminar, Food versus Fuel, hosted three panelists who presented their perspectives about the growth of the world’s population in correlation to food and fuel consumption. The Office

Char-Grill: Agenerationspanning burger joint

Jess Thomas Correspondent

See page 5.

FEAUTRES Q&A with Kevin Devine See page 6.

SPORTS Pack defeats Tigers for second straight win See page 8.

STUDENT S PECIA L with your student ID and the purchase of any wich*

wehr said. Each semester, the Office of International Affairs partners with different organizations to cover a wide range of topics, according to Landwehr. “We try to make the topics as general as possible to try and get different faculty members to talk about different topics from different angles,” Landwehr said. Landwehr said that final seminar, covering food and fuel resources,

GLOBAL continued page 3

University continues review process for future dean of Graduate School

FEATURES

R efill when you b ri ng back your WW cu p

of International Affairs and the School of Public and International Affairs co-sponsored the final seminar, ending a semester-long series that covered a wide range of global issues. Megan Landwehr, communications and media specialist from the Office of International Affairs, said she worked diligently to organize this event in support of the Global Health Initiative. “It’s really to showcase N.C. State’s faculty who are solving really big world challenges,” Land-

N.C. State is in the process of finding a new dean for its Graduate School. Currently, the University is considering four candidates and is hosting public hearings for each candidate this month. The second of these candidates spoke on Monday at the Erdahl-Cloyd Auditorium. Professor Henning Schroeder, the current vice provost and dean of graduate education at the University of Minnesota, addressed issues about graduate degree programs in the United States and methods to improve current programs. Schroeder is the second of four candidates

to speak to University audiences about the position. According to Matthew Melillo, president of the N.C. State University Graduate Student Association, the candidates for the position had to go through airport interviews where they were questioned by the search committee for the new position. “We select four finalist candidates from the airport interviews to come to N.C. State, and now they’re doing multi-day interview processes at N.C. State,” Melillo said. Schroeder said there are two main problems with graduate programs in the United States. “We are expensive, and the question is how we can ad-

dress that, and two it takes a very long time to go through a graduate program,” Schroeder said. According to Schroeder, one of the main things that companies look for when hiring graduate students is autonomy and whether or not the students are able to work independently. Additionally, Schroeder said current Ph.D. programs are comprised of two main elements: coursework followed by independent research, which is done by students. “Thirty to 40 percent of graduate students in the U.S. — based on a study that was done in 2006 — said that the courses do not really prepare them for the research they

STUDENT SPECIAL

have to do,” Schroeder said. Schroeder said he believes that a research aspect of the program should be implemented early on in order to help students transition into working independently. “I think the research experience in a program is something that can’t be diminished for a number of reasons,” Schroeder said. “For the development of students to foster autonomy and so faculty members can not only mentor, but also have someone join in their research.” According to Schroeder, all the graduate programs at N.C. State have specific, explicit outlines that help

NC State

R efill when you b ri ng back your WW cu p with your student ID and the purchase of any wich*

DEAN continued page 2

Cameron Village

STUDENT S


News

PAGE 2 • TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013

TECHNICIAN

CORRECTIONS & THROUGH MOLLY’S LENS CLARIFICATIONS

POLICE BLOTTER

Send all clarifications and corrections to Editor-in-Chief Sam DeGrave at technician-editor@ ncsu.edu

Nov. 11 1:57 A.M. | INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT Coliseum Deck Student requested assistance at the location. On-call counselor was notified and spoke with student. Involuntary Commitment paperwork was completed and student was transported for evaluation. Student was given welfare referral and OSC trespass letter. 12:45 A.M. | FOLLOW UP North Hall Officers followed up in reference to drug violation. Student consented to search of room which resulted in marijuana and drug paraphernalia being found. Student was cited and referred to the university. Housing notified.

WEATHER WISE Today:

54/29 Evening showers

Tomorrow:

47 27

Nov. 10 1:01 A.M. | TRAFFIC VIOLATION Dan Allen Dr/Western Blvd Student was cited for window tinting violation. 7:48 A.M. | SPECIAL EVENT Partners III Officers monitored Veterans 5K Run.

Quiet time

Sunny

PHOTO BY MOLLY DONOVAN

Thursday:

55 32

A

Metcalf Hall Bible Study group ends its session with a personalized prayer in a pinky-linked circle. This group meets every Monday night at 8 p.m. on the second floor of Witherspoon Student Center to discuss God’s word and how He can affect daily life.

Sunny

SOURCE: WWW.WEATHER.COM

GET INVOLVED IN TECHNICIAN Technician is always looking for people to write, design, copy edit and take photos. If you’re interested, come to our office on the third floor of Witherspoon Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to midnight and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or e-mail Editorin-Chief Sam DeGrave at technician-editor@ncsu.edu

ON THE WEB See exclusive audio/photo slideshows. Answer the online poll. Read archived stories. There’s something new every day at technicianonline.com. Check it out!

CAMPUS CALENDAR November 2013 Su

M

T

W

Th

F 1

Sa 2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

Today MAGNA, ANIME, AND RELIGION IN JAPAN 451 Riddick Hall 4:30 pm - 12 a.m. NAKED AND HUNGRY DAY 7 p.m. Wednesday OPEN FORUM - DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL FINALIST Erdahl Cloyd Auditorium, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. AMERICA RECYCLES DAY Brickyard, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. THANK YOU DAY Brickyard, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

DEAN

continued from page 1

students understand exactly what their degrees are designed to do. Schroeder said that ideally, a graduate program will allow for professional development where the students participate in internships that are connected to their respective research topics. Schroeder also said he feels that an ideal graduate program should incorporate diversity, which will help foster a close connection among people and improve the overall quality of the academic program. “It’s important not only to have a diverse student body but a diverse faculty as well so that the environment becomes attractive to graduate students,” Schroeder said. Melillo said he agreed with Schroeder’s opinion that it is important for graduate students to be able to explore problems without assistance. “For graduate students to be suc-

TRANSLATING TECHNOLOGY D.H. Hill Library East Wing, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

PUPPET & LINUX TRAINING Scott Hall, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

MOVIE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Witherspoon Student Cinema, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE & TEA Brooks Hall at the College of Design, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MOVIE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Witherspoon Student Cinema, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

MOVIE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Witherspoon Student Cinema, 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

MOVIE: PULP FICTION (FREE) Witherspoon Student Cinema, 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Monday READING DAY All Day

Saturday COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE OPEN HOUSE Veterinary Medicine - Main Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ENTREPRENEURS LECTURE SERIES & LULU EGAMES McKimmon Center. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday GOBBLE THE GOODNESS THANKSGIVING DINNER Dinning Halls, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE NIGHT Witherspoon Student Center, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. MOVIE: ELYSIUM Witherspoon Campus Cinema, 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

PIPES AND DRUMS BELTANE CELEBRATION Harris Field, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

JCRA FRIENDS LECTURE Multiple locations, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

MOVIE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Witherspoon Student Cinema, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

NC STATE DANCE PROGRAM Brooks Hall at the College of Design, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MOVIE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Witherspoon Student Cinema, 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Friday FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FRANK B. ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL BOOK SALE Brickyard, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

cessful, they need to have a certain degree of exploring problems without very little guidance, and you don’t have someone telling you what you need to do to solve the problem,” Melillo said. Schroeder said he believes that N.C. State has the potential to become a model for education not only in the U.S., but also in the world. “I strongly believe from what I’ve seen and experienced, N.C. State should strive to be a global model because it has all the potential,” Schroeder said. N.C. State is currently considering four finalists for the position, including Schroeder, Karen Burg, the interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University, Maureen Grasso, the dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia, and an unannounced fourth candidate. The University will host two more open forums for the remaining two candidates in the Erdahl-Cloyd Auditorium, one on Wednesday and again on Nov. 18.

Sunday STATE OF BRASS Kennedy-Mcllwee Studio Theatre, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday READING DAY All Day GRAINS OF TIME Jones Auditorium at Meredith College, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday FINAL EXAMINATIONS BEGIN All Day ORIGAMI LUNCH & LEARN Talley Student Center Walnut Room, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. WHAT’S NEW IN MOODLE 2 DH Hill Library - ITTC Labs 1A and 1B, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

10:22 P.M. | FIELD INTERVIEW Faucette Dr Officer conducted field interview with non-student. All file checks were negative. No action taken. 3:09 P.M. | FIRE ALARM Tower Hall Officers responded to alarm caused by cooking. 4:29 P.M. | DRUG VIOLATION North Hall Report of possible drug violation. Officer located room with strong odor of marijuana. Investigation ongoing. 5:33 P.M. | FIRE ALARM College of Textiles Units responded to alarm. Cause unknown. System reset. 6:40 P.M. | TRAFFIC VIOLATION Sullivan Dr/Varsity Dr Student was cited for stop sign violation. 6:51 P.M. | FIRE ALARM Tower Hall Units responded to alarm caused by cooking. 6:56 P.M. | TRAFFIC VIOLATION Sullivan Dr/Varsity Dr Student was cited for stop sign violation.

CHRIS HART-WILLIAMS/TECHNICIAN

Andy Albright, an N.C. State alum, announces a partnership with the Entrepreneurship Initiative, which is located on Centennial Campus. Albright’s grant of $500,000 will help the EI build a living village. This is the first privatelyfunded, named living commons on Centennial Campus.

VILLAGE

continued from page 1

shoes. The project is in its infancy, but Khalifa said he hopes that in the near future the shoe industry returns to the country. Khalifa received a B.S. in prod-

The Technician staff is always looking for new members to write, design or take photos. Visit www. ncsu.edu/sma for more information.

uct design engineering in 1993. His degree was his own creation which he used to specialize in mechanical engineering of products. Howell said the University continues to be dedicated to students’ success as entrepreneurs and that the new village is one among many things in the University’s strategic

plan to foster student success. “The University gives you tools to take your passion further,” said Nehemiah Mabry, a graduate student in civil engineering and in the Entrepreneurship Initiative program. Mabry who is starting up his own company said he accredits the program to how far he has come.

Technician was there. You can be too.


News

TECHNICIAN

TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013 • PAGE 3

Confidence may be crucial element to success in math Sam Loomis Correspondent

The excuse that “I’m just bad at math” may no longer cut it. Some mathematicians believe that confidence – not genetics – is one key to success in the math classroom. According to John Griggs, coordinator of classroom instruction in the Department of Mathematics, and Sandra Paur, director of the Math Honors Program, confidence is an important component of a student’s math performance. Griggs said students are often held back by a belief that they are innately bad at math. “It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy when you say, ‘I’m not good at it,’ and you say, ‘Well, that means I’m

GLOBAL

continued from page 1

should raise awareness to a diverse crowd of student attendees. Marian McCord, the director of the N.C. State Global Health Initiative, began the seminar by demonstrating the importance of the topic. “By the year 2035, we are going to have an 84 percent increase in the amount of energy consumption in our world,” McCord said. With staggering challenges facing a constantly growing population, McCord said she asserts that a solution must be on the horizon. “How do we balance appropriately so that we have enough food to go around and enough energy to use?” McCord said.

not going to spend my time trying to learn it,’” Griggs said. Though only a few students have an innate talent for mathematics, most students can still succeed through perseverance, Griggs said. “Just because it’s not necessarily easier for you, you can still battle and still get to the same place where they are,” Griggs said. Confidence is not the most critical aspect of math, but it’s important, Griggs said. Students should have confidence in the fact that they can do math, and that they know their material well enough to master it. Students who build connections with their prerequisite knowledge will likely become more confident math students, Griggs said. “I try to connect it to what I think

N.C. State alumnus Alex Lomba rd i ma nages t he Global Health Programs on campus and said he works to bring consciousness to this prevalent issue. “With society progressing and the population growing so rapidly, I think it is really important for us to take into consideration of the resources that we have available to us,” Lombardi said. Lombardi said he hopes that by attending the seminar, students would have a greater understanding of the use of resources worldwide. “It is important to be aware of the resources we have available and the fact that they are not indefinite,” Lombardi said. Bob Patterson, a professor of crop science, said the crisis is relevant worldwide, regarding renewable and nonrenew-

THANK YOU DAY 2013 When

November 13 11:00am– 1:30pm

they already know,” Griggs said. Another method for building student confidence is group homework, according Paur. Group homework allows the professor to pose problems of greater difficulty, and it also gives the students a chance to learn from each other. “If I’m the only one explaining things to them, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will understand,” Paur said. Paur also said that through group work, students learn that some problems require more time, effort and persistence. Griggs said the persistence math requires can contrast with the quick and immediate modern world. He said mathematics is different from most media our generation interacts

able resources. While nonrenewable resources, such as coal and oil, dominate the majority of the resources being used, renewable resources provide only a small fraction of the energy being used today, Patterson said. Patterson said the necessity of these resources is critical to everyday life across the globe, especially in regard to food consumption. “Human beings will do just about anything to satisfy this basic need,” Patterson said. Matthew Veal, assistant professor in biological and agricultural engineering, also participated in the panel. Veal questioned the validity of the issue surrounding food and fuel resources, and ultimately said food conquers fuel in the battle between the two.

Annual Giving for NC State University | 13-14

“Food always wins out on the economic basis,” Veal said. “We will always pay more for food.” Kelly Zering, associate professor in agricultural and resource economics, gave audiences an extensive forecast of what he thinks are the future problems regarding food consumption. Zering said that by 2050, the quantity demanded of all food will increase by approximately 70 percent while the global meat quantity demanded is expected to increase by 100 percent. “We are in a new critical phase of human development,” Zering said. “Rapid change is occurring, so we are going to experience challenges that no one else has. I think solutions are there.”

though, not just math,” said Tyler Maltba, a sophomore in mathematics. Maltba said that confidence can grow from successfully solving challenging problems. “There’s a certain satisfaction when you have completed a task very well that you know is very difficult,” Maltba said. Maltba also said that a common roadblock to performance is grade anxiety. Once students realize their grades aren’t a measure of personal success, they become more confident in their ability to learn the material for their own benefit, Maltba said. “Instead of being told what to think, you’re learning for yourself how to think,” Maltba said.

Student event on Brickyard to give opportunity to thank University donors Staff Report

Annual Giving for N.C. State University is hosting a “Thank You Day,” Wednesday in the Brickyard. The event, which is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will allow students to say “thank you” to N.C. State alumni, parents, faculty members, staff members and friends who donate to the University and contribute to education. Chancellor Randy Woodson is expected to appear at the event as well. The event will include a giant thank you sign for stu-

dents to sign, T-shirts, stress balls, pizza and prizes, including two $50 gift certificates. N.C. State receives funds from three sources: tuition, appropriations from the state’s budget and private support. Though tuition and state monies provide a large part of the University’s operating budget, Annual Giving for N.C. State helps meet certain academic needs that otherwise would simply go unmet, due to budgetary constraints.

ANNOUNCEMENTS | RINGS | FRAMES CAPS AND GOWNS | PHOTOS

Join us to thank the alumni donors who help support your education.

grad

FAIR

T-Shirts Pizza

Thank You Board

Where

Brickyard

with because there is a different expectation of effort. “Some of it is quick, and we can rejoice and be thankful for that,” Griggs said. “But some of it is a battle, and you’d better be willing to do battle from time to time.” According to Paur, this persistence can add to a student’s confidence. Paur said that though many math problems are difficult to solve, doing so can be very satisfying. In a 2007 study conducted by Columbia Universit y, middle school students who believed they could change their own intelligence showed an increase in grades during a two year span. However, students who believed otherwise remained at their initial performance level. “I think that’s with any subject

NOVEMBER 12-14 Stress Balls

TUES NOVEMBER 12 10AM-4PM WEDS NOVEMBER 13 10AM-6PM THURS NOVEMBER 14 10AM-4PM HARRELSON HALL bookstore.ncsu.edu


Viewpoint

PAGE 4 • TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013

An open letter to: Randy Woodson, Ph.D., Chancellor, N.C. State University and Mary Watzin, Ph.D., Dean, N.C. State school of Conservation and Natural Resources Dear Drs. Woodson and Watzin, The Hofmann Forest is one of the largest forests (about 70,000 acres) in the mid-Atlantic region. I am writing today to express my opposition to N.C. State’s proposed sale of the Hofmann. My points are summarized below. 1. The University has not allowed public input in this matter from alumni, faculty, conservationists or other stakeholders. It is inconceivable that a $150 million asset could be liquidated without substantial consultation from the broader University community in an open forum. 2. The University has provided almost no information regarding terms and conditions of the sale. We know the name of the proposed buyer and the purchase prices. A close reading of the various University press releases convey almost nothing of substance. 3. For almost a year, senior university officials have asked for “patience and trust.” The purchase contract between the trustees and the buyer has now been signed. At what point has “patience and trust” run its course? The clear intention of the school is to withhold any meaningful information about the future of the Hofmann Forest until the sale is complete.

TECHNICIAN

{LETTER TO THE EDITOR}

This Politburo mentality is stunning in an academic community where varying opinion and discourse is prized. 4. The University has not told the entire truth about why annual timber revenues at the Hofmann are down. According to the senior officials within the Department of Natural Resources, timber was harvested annually at the Hofmann across several tracts 25-30 years ago. Revenues from these harvests funded the various Hofmann scholarships and other academic functions. These harvested tracts were not replanted (reforested). These unplanted tracts should be coming on line for harvest now; however, due to mismanagement in falling to replant, harvest revenues will be very low for the next several years. 5. Several press releases by senior CNR officials state the majority of the Hofmann will be conserved by easement. What does this mean? Easements are components of a property’s deed which define the use of certain assets of the property. The new owners could easily place an “easement” on part or all of the Hofmann restricting its commercial development, leaving the forest totally unprotected from clear-cut and conversion to industrialized agriculture. Amazingly, the same press releases state the property’s zoning will not change. This meaningless statement has no relevance to the forest whatsoever and

its implied comfort to those of us who seek preservation of same is insulting. 6. As a lifelong farmer and forest owner I understand full well the need for return on capital investment. According to the University, Walker Farms, an industrial farming conglomerate from Illinois is paying $150 million for the Hofmann Forest. They will certainly expect a reasonable return on such a massive capital outlay. How on earth will they receive said return unless a very large portion of the forest is converted to industrial-sized agriculture? If you allow me nothing else, please answer this one salient question. 7. Recently a group of Hofmann Forest supporters opposed the sale by filing a lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court to stop the sale. N.C. State was represented by the N.C. Attorney General’s office. One component of the action was a request for a temporary restraining order to postpone any sale pending the acquisition of more information. The Attorney General’s office pleaded that no restraining order was appropriate as NO sale was imminent. The presiding judge apparently accepted at face value the AG’s claim and denied the restraining order. Incredibly, the purchase contract for sale was signed by the buyer and seller within two weeks of the ruling. The remaining portion of the suit goes forward and is scheduled to be heard Nov. 12

in Wake County Superior Court. This duplicitous set of facts cries out for public input and transparency now, for once consummated the sale cannot be undone. The N.C. state school of Forestry is one of the oldest and most respected in America. The very name Vanderbilt Hall traces its roots to the early 20th century when the science of Forestry in America was in environmental issues that face mankind. The sale of the Hofmann Forest under current taint of secrecy is a blemish on our Forestry School’s legacy and reputation. Future leaders and students of the School of Forestry will wonder how current leadership could have been so short-sighted and allowed a resource of world-class importance to be lost. For all the reasons stated above, the potential sale of the Hofmann Forest should be halted immediately. Sincerely, Ernie Averett Master of Life Sciences, 1981 Botany/Crop Science, N.C. State Full disclosure. I serve as the President of the Board of Directors of the Tar River Land Conservancy. TRLC has taken no position regarding the sale of the Hofmann Forest.

Is the FDA’s trans fat ban necessary?

T

he Food and Drug Administration made progress toward banning artificial trans fat in the United States’ food supply on Thursday. Once and for all, the arteryclogging food additive used to preserve freshness and thought Tyler Gobin to enhance Staff Columnist flavor will be prohibited in all of our food. Artificial trans fat mainly comes in the form of partially hydrogenated oils, and it can be found in things such as fast food, baking mixes, frozen pizza, microwave popcorn and margarine. Because the public has become aware of its side effects, the use of trans fat has become less common, but it is still a problem. For example, Long John Silver’s Breaded Clam Strips contain seven grams of trans fat per serving and Marie Callender’s Peanut Butter Cream Pie contains four grams per serving. Studies show that trans fat not only increases our bad cholesterol levels, but also reduces the amount of good cholesterol causing an increased risk of coronary heart disease. And this is not the increased risk that is associated with everything else, but a significantly large increase in our chances of developing heart disease. It seems like too much of anything causes something bad, but trans fat should

{

IN YOUR WORDS

hardly ever be consumed. The American Heart Association’s recommended daily allowance of trans fat is only two grams. “There is no safe level of consumption of trans fat,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said. What’s even worse is that companies are not required to list the amount of trans fat per serving if it’s less than 0.5 gram. When we’re playing a game and the score to lose is only two, every little bit makes a difference. To protect yourself in the meantime, take a peek at the ingredient list — if there are partially hydrogenated oils listed, there is trans fat. The FDA wants to move as fast as possible toward total prohibition, but there is a timeline it has to follow. There is currently a 60-day comment period open in order for companies to disclose how long they will need to reformulate products. The comments it receives will determine the next step to take toward phasing out trans fat, but it’s important that progress continues because the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that removing trans fat could save approximately 7,000 lives a year. “Given the public health impact, we want to move as quickly as we can,” said Michael Taylor, the Center’s deputy commissioner for foods. The decision by the FDA is necessary, but it should never

Christian O’Neal, senior in mechanical engineering

Cable companies: The new robber barons

C

omcast recently made the headlines of The Washington Post for its sizable campaign contributions to opponents of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Although the company has publicly denied it, it is abundantly clea r t hat these contributions are Tim Gorski a reaction to McGinn’s efDeputy Viewpoint Editor forts to redesign Seattle’s Internet service. McGinn, who stated, “I have Comcast, and I would like better service,” has plans of encouraging a publicprivate partnership in order to compete with the cable company, which has essentially monopolized Internet service in his city. The lack of competition in

the Internet industry is not a problem unique to Seattle — it’s a nationwide epidemic. According to a report by the Information Technolog y and Innovation Foundation, about 89 percent of residents in the United States are limited to choose between five broadband providers. If that’s not considered a monopoly, I don’t know what is. When I moved into my new apartment I had a first-hand encounter with this Internet monopoly issue and its ramifications. The only option I had was Time Warner Cable, which took just less than two months to get the Internet installed, despite having overcharged me the entire time. I called its customer service line three times. Each time they told me it would remove the excess charges. It never did — why would they? What am I supposed to

do about it? Not use the Internet? Start my own cable company? If I owned Time Warner Cable, it probably wouldn’t even have a customer service line because the demand for its products is remarkably inelastic and doesn’t have a single competitor. According to Susan Crawford, a professor at the Cardozo School of Law in New York, one third of Americans don’t have Internet in their homes, often because they are unable to afford it. It would be difficult to come up with a scenario in which the need for an antitrust law was more necessary. Any time there is not a single competitor in a market for a product or service, the consumer will be taken advantage of. This case is no exception.

}

How do you feel about the FDA banning trans fat?

BY MOLLY DONOVAN

“I don’t know.”

“I did not even know that had happened.”

“Trans fats, bad fats.”

“It doesn’t really affect me much because I work out every day and try to stay in shape.”

Kenneth Price freshman, chemistry

Elizabeth Chappell freshman, biological sciences

Callie Stephenson freshman, zoology

Elysia Morelli freshman, First Year College

Editor-in-Chief Sam DeGrave

News Editor Jake Moser

technician-editor@ncsu.edu

technician-news@ncsu.edu

Managing Editor

323 Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU Campus Box 7318, Raleigh, NC 27695 Editorial Advertising Fax Online

have come to this. People get mad when the government starts controlling things such as what can be put into food, but these same people need to start taking responsibility for their decisions. And not merely the decisions by consumers who purchase food containing trans fat, but also the decisions by manufacturers and restaurants that choose to use it to cut corners and reduce costs. “Not only is artificial trans fat not safe, it’s not remotely necessary,” said Michael Jacobson, the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s executive director. I understand corporations don’t want to produce expensive healthy food, but at least draw the line somewhere. The health of society should not be a cost companies are willing to incur when deciding how to maximize their profits. People don’t seem to like an increase in government intervention, but if you’re not going to make responsible decisions that are better for the collective whole, then don’t complain when Uncle Sam steps in. The option to use partially hydrogenated oils is simply being eliminated from the ballot of choices because they don’t feel companies such as Long John Silver’s are making the smart decision. If you have a problem with the amount of government intervention, then make the smart choice.

515.2411 515.2411 515.5133 technicianonline.com

technician-managingeditor@ ncsu.edu

Features Editor Will E. Brooks technician-features@ncsu.edu

Sports Editor technician-sports@ncsu.edu

Viewpoint Editor Megan Ellisor technician-viewpoint@ ncsu.edu

Design Editor Emily Prins

Multimedia Editor Russ Smith

technician-design@ncsu.edu

technician-webmaster@ ncsu.edu

Photo Editor Chris Rupert

Business Manager Sarah Buddo

technician-photo@ncsu.edu

advertising@sma.ncsu.edu

Technician (USPS 455-050) is the official student newspaper of N.C. State University and is published every Monday through Friday throughout the academic year from August through May except during holidays and examination periods. Opinions expressed in the columns, cartoons, photo illustrations and letters that appear on Technician’s pages are the views of the individual writers and cartoonists. As a public forum for student expression, the students determine the content of the publication without prior review. To receive permission for reproduction, please write the editor. Subscription cost is $100 per year. A single copy is free to all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. Additional copies are $0.25 each. Printed by The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., Copyright 2011 by North Carolina State Student Media. All rights reserved.


Features

TECHNICIAN

TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013 • PAGE 5

Bats: Man’s new best friend? Sara Awad Staff Writer

Depictions of bats as bloodsucking beasts with violently flapping wings, high-pitched calls and sinister sleeping positions have induced fears in the public for centuries, but recent research suggests that the winged crusaders are creatures to embrace rather than exclude. Bats provide a number of benefits to society, both economically and environmentally. According to Lisa Gatens, curator of mammals for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in North Carolina, insectivorous bats eat insects that prey on important agricultural crops, while also allowing farmers to decrease pesticide use. A 2011 study by the American Journal of Science reported that bats contribute about $23 billion to the national economy just by e at i n g i n sects. Steve Grodsky, a Ph.D. student i n wildlife ecolo g y, s a i d researchers rarely gave much credit to bats for the amount of insects they eat because t hey i nit ia l ly attributed it to birds, which only feed on insects during the day. “Bats are the primary insect eaters of the night,” Grodsky said. Grodsky said bats eat about half of their body weight each night, meaning one million

bats consume 694 tons of insects annually. “Fruit-eating bats help spread the seeds of the fruits they consume, since they take the fruit away from its source in order to avoid any nearby predators,” Gatens said. Gatens said that nectarfeeding bats increase pollination of plants such as the agave plant, the plant from which tequila originates. “Scientists also use bats as bioindicators, meaning they provide a measurement for the health of the overall environment given their ‘links’ to the ecosystem,” Grodsky said. For example, bats occupy a high trophic level in the food chain due to their predator status, allowing researchers to examine pesticide accumulation in bats. As bats consume prey, such as insects, they consume the pesticides absorbed by that specific prey. “Fewer bats could indicate changes going on in the insect community,” Grodsky said. Grodsky said that researchers are also investigating how they might use bat echolocation as a model for medica l applications to aid the blind with everyday activities.

“Lots of mammals can echolocate, and they all have different structures,” Grodsky said. “People are mammals and potentially humans have the ability to use sonar if you can train your brain to do it. Another possibility is that sometimes when you lose a sense,

your other senses become more acute so maybe because they lost their vision, they are more able to use this echolocation, or to visualize it.” Gatens said she enjoys her work with bats, and students are always surprised by how sma ll and vulnerable they appear to be at first sight. “I’m a lways just amazed by them,” Gatens said. “Outside in the woods at night you get to experience nature in a different way.”

A DWINDLING BAT COMMUNITY In spite of increased insect populations, bat populations are beginning to dwindle due to a fungus known as white nose syndrome. Widely regarded as the worst ecological disaster of its time,white nose syndrome has killed between five million and seven million bats since 2006. The fungus, pseudogymnoascus destructans, causes white nose syndrome by growing on bats’ skin tissue during hibernation and replacing their fat tissue with fungus tissue, thus depleting their fat reserves. “They either die from starvation immediately or come out of hibernation early,” Gatens said. “It’s really hard to see if you are someone who has an appreciation for bats.” Bats with the syndrome have a mortality rate of more than 90 percent, with

other symptoms including significant losses in their wing membrane, which impedes flight, fluctuations in homeostasis, an inability to forage and take care of their offspring, as well as dehydration. According to Gatens, bats hibernating in caves provide the exact environment the fungus needs to flourish, with ideal temperatures ranging from 5-10 degrees Celsius, but not more than 20 degrees Celsius. Researchers theorize that humans broug ht t he f u ng us f rom Europe to New York, which is home to one of the most popular recreational caving sites. Though most species of bat are highly susceptible to the fungus, Gatens said there is good news. “Some individuals within a species seem to show resistance,” Gatens said. “Treeroosting bats are immune to the syndrome.”

THE HUMAN EFFECT ON BAT POPULATIONS However, disease is not the only threat to the success of the bat population. With the proposal to build wind turbines offshore, bats have every reason to be worried. According to Grodsky, the turbines can kill bats either through direct contact with the spinning blades, or barotrauma, during which bats’

lungs implode due to a drop i n b a rome t r ic pressure, which takes place behind the turbine blades. A study Grodsky worked on found the majority of bat fatalities from wind turbines resulted from direct contact. Often, ecologists give more attention to bird fatalities from the turbines, but turbines only killed an estimated 200 birds in a two year time frame versus 5,0006,000 bats, Grodsky said. “Everyone is worried about the birds because birds are more charismatic,” Grodsky said. “All of a sudden bats are dealing with two fatal situations [white nose syndrome and wind turbines].” Restrictions can decrease the number of bat fatalities by setting wind turbines at higher speeds than bats typically fly, Grodsky said. The problem is, companies using wind power often dislike this approach because it

BAT FACTS • •

There are 16 species of bats in North Carolina, but all of them eat insects. One species of vampire bats preys on the blood of mammals, but they don’t actively seek humans’ blood. Instead, they typically prey on unsuspecting cattle. Vampire bats do exist, but only in South America. SOURCE: LISA GATENS

could result in increased spending. Accord i ng to Grodsky, a more cost-friendly approach uses an apparatus that is attached to t he t u rbi ne s a nd emits ultrasonic waves in a process called “sonar jamming” in order to “mess up” the bats’ sonar to deter bats from going near them. “However, the best approach is putting turbines where there are less bats,” Grodsky said. Both Grodsky and Gatens said there are easy ways for humans to aid in preservation of bat populations. Bat houses, with the right structure and in the right location, can help the bat population, as well as abiding by rules at caves, such as completing the decontamination process or simply not entering caves closed on public lands.

MORE BAT FACTS •

People often try to stay away from bats for fear of contracting rabies, but bats have lower incidences of rabies than foxes, raccoons, feral cats and skunks. Scientists call bat poop “guano.” Accumulation of guano can lead to the growth of a fungus, which can cause flu-like symptoms in humans when its spores are drawn up into the air in a process known as histoplasmosis. SOURCE: LISA GATENS

Char-Grill: A generation-spanning burger joint Holden Broyhill Staff Writer

For students who crave a late-night burger, there is an option other than the usual fast-food chains. Char-Grill is a historic staple for generations of N.C. State students, but students new to the Raleigh area might not be aware of it. T houg h Hi l lsboroug h Street has a plethora of restaurants directly across from campus, Char-Grill is just a couple of miles down the road. Hillsborough Street is home to the original CharGrill location, opened in 1959, which has changed very little since its first days in business. Customers fill out their order on a ticket, which they drop into a slot in the window, and can then watch the employees prepare their food. Though this location is still strictly take-out style, there are two picnic tables available for customers sit and enjoy their meals. Char-Grill served as the late-night burger joint for years before fast-food restaurants started stay ing open until midnight or later. Char-Grill closes at 11 p.m.

on Sundays, but on the weekends stays open until 2 a.m. Char-Grill features an oldfashioned burger that is reminiscent of the old-school diners of generations past. Customers can choose between a quarter-pound burger and a whopping half-pound burger. Each burger is cooked on a flame grill for the customer to see. Though it is a good burger, be sure to ask for extra napkins to compensate for how greasy it is. Beyond that, there is little to complain about. The restaurant also treats customers to a serving of crispy, and very salty fries. Char-Grill ser ves thick, country-style French fries that go very well with the burgers. In addition to burgers and fries, Char-Grill also offers grilled chicken sandwiches, barbecue sandwiches and hot dogs. Char-Grill’s genuine sweet tea is so rich that it is likely to please the most finicky of sweet tea enthusiasts. Customers can even enjoy a freshly made milkshake at Char-Grill. Though some restaurants offer a wide array of milkshake options, CharGrill’s simplicity is reflected through its classic milkshake options — vanilla, chocolate

SOURCE:: FLICKR

Char-Grill is a staple among college students. The menu features half-pound and quarter-pound burgers, thick-cut fries and handmade milkshakes.

and strawberry. Char-Grill prepares every customer’s meal once he or she orders to ensure that each order is hot and fresh. Though Char-Grill’s menu, values and staff still exemplify its slogan of “Simpler times, simpler choices,” the business has upgraded and expanded since opening.

The Technician staff is always looking for new members to write, design or take photos. Visit www. ncsu.edu/sma for more information.

The ordering process has been made more convenient as diners now have the option to fax in their order or relay orders over the phone. Char-Grill has been very successful since its original location opened. With 11 locations across North Carolina, it’s easy to see why CharGrill is an easily recognizable

name in the burger industry. In 1986, the second CharGrill location opened in Olde Raleigh Village shopping center. Char-Grill became so popular it was able to open this second location simply through word-of-mouth advertising about the food and service customers received. Char-Grill offers students

a “fine dining” burger experience for less than $10, depending on what exactly students get. All in all, CharGrill offers students a good meal at a decent price. If you’re a fan of old style diners, Char-Grill is the place for you.

Technician was there. You can be, too.


Features

PAGE 6 • TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013

TECHNICIAN

PHOTO COURTESY OF NINELLE EFREMOVE

Kevin Devine released Bubblegum and Bulldozer, his seventh and eighth studio albums, on Oct. 15 after an extensive Kickstarter campaign during which Devine and his team raised $114,000, more than twice their original goal.

Q&A with Kevin Devine Nicky Vaught Deputy Features Editor

Brook ly n-based musician Kevin Devine released two new albums on Oct. 15, marking his seventh and eighth official studio albums. Bulldozer, produced by Rob Schnapf, offers a strippeddown Devine solo album, comprised of 10 electric folkrock, acoustic songs. Produced by Jesse Lacey of Brand New, Bubblegum serves as the antithesis to Bulldozer. It shows off Devine’s punk rock side and features members of his touring band. Devine funded both records with a Kickstarter campaign, which raised $114,000 — more than doubling his initial goal of $50,000. Now on tour (set to make a stop at Local 506 in Chapel Hill on Nov. 15) in support of Bubblegum, Devine spoke with the Technician about his new albums, his tour and his

relationship with producers Lacey and Schnapf. Technician: Why did you choose to release two very different albums at the same time? Kevin Devine: Well, when we decided to do the Kickstarter thing, something I thought, to me, would be a justification of using that model — ‘cause I wasn’t really sure about using that model for quite a while before I kind of took the leap of faith to do it — something I thought would make it different and stand apart from other crowd-sourced things I’d seen was making two records instead of one. I see other bands do stuff, or other artists will do something like add a visual component, like, we’ll make a record and make a movie about the tour or release a series of, you know, handcrafted paintings by the band or whatever. I’m just not talented in that

Kevin Devine performs at Webster Hall in 2012.

way. I’m interested in visual art, I’m just not good at it. But I do write songs and do play music, and I do have at least two pretty distinct versions of songwriting stuff in my head. I guess the one that’s more somewhat-folky, Beatles-ish pop kind of thing and then the one that’s more step on a distortion pedal and yell and pretend you’re in the Pixies thing. I never really seriously considered staggering the releases. It’s probably smarter from a music industry perspective to stagger them, but I really don’t think that stuff. I mean you’re living in a certain system, so it all applies to you, so I’m really trying to ignore all prevailing music industry wisdom at this point ‘cause it’s never really availed me of much. I thought it would be cool to release them at the same time and give people a full

PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAN O’KANE

picture of the project they just helped make happen. So far, I think it’s working okay. I guess we’ll find out in a year when I go back around to do the Bulldozer stuff. Technician: You’ve already got a few, pretty successful albums out, so what led you to set up the Kickstarter project? KD: Well, yeah, I had made six records prior, and I had put them out on labels ranging from like, you know, two guys in an apartment in Brooklyn up to like a multinational, billion-dollar corporation. There were positive things about all those experiences, and there were negative things about all those experiences. I guess I just kind of started to feel like, for me — someone who’s not going to be like a “celebritized” musician, ‘cause I’m just trying to have a career in it and a life in it — what a record label needs now is to sort of justify putting out your music and to be a profitable thing for them isn’t really something that I’m necessarily equipped to provide. I’m not a sort of hipsterblog-saturated artist who’s going to generate a lot of buzz that way, nor am I somebody who’s going to be on Top40 radio and sell millions of singles through iTunes that way. And it’s becoming increasingly difficult to crawl out a space in that conventional structure. Instead of being frustrated or judgmental or angry at the structure for being what it is, which is kind of like being mad at the weather, I decided it was more beneficial for me to kind of do something different. I had looked at the crowd funding thing and I wasn’t totally sold on it. I was a little

Pokey Stix tueSday

Large Pokey Stix $4.99 Dipping Sauces Extra/Valid Tuesday Only/$8.00 Minimum Delivery

2712 Hillsborough St.

919-836-1555

PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAN O’KANE

Kevin Devine performs at the Webster Hall in 2012. Devine performed selections from his wide repertoire.

concerned there’d be some perceptional backlash. You used the word successful, and that’s a very subjective word — I mean I do think, you know, I have a career, I play music all over the world and play festivals and have been in the same magazines those “celebritized” musicians have been in, so I am successful to a certain extent. But I’m also someone who always sells about 10,000 copies of his records and there are definitely different tiers and metrics to that conversation. So I was mindful that there would be some contingency to someone like me using a model like Kickstarter that’d be like, “F--- that, that guy has been in those magazines and played those festivals, why is he using it?” So my thought process there was muddled for a while. I didn’t want to abuse the privilege the audience gives you. But the audience had a really clear voice and told me to shut up and it went really beautifully. Technician: So what are some of the benefits to releasing music more independently than with a label? KD: I guess the easiest way to say it is that I already felt like I was doing 90 percent of the work in most cases, but getting far, far, far less than 90 percent of the potential reward. I mean that both financially and more abstractly, emotionally or your mental well-being. I also feel like, you know, I’d have to sort of debate any marketing idea I had or way I thought they should spend their resources to support our albums. And some labels were better and had better vision and some employees at certain labels had better vision than others and others were not that way. This way it’s like if it works, we did it, if it doesn’t work, we did it. And I don’t feel like I’m doing that much more work than last time, except this time it’s totally ours and we own all of it. That’s really gratifying, that’s really different than sort of having these weird debates with these middlemen and convincing people you know your career 15 years into it better than they do five weeks into it — or their involvement with it, rather. I’m sure no matter how successful a Kickstarter campaign is, that’s for the life of something. At a record label, even an ineffective record label, theoretically they have more resources moving down the line to the life of a project than we will. Every aspect of making two records and then releas-

ing them and then touring and marketing them and having someone send them to radio and having someone send them to press and dealing with all of those things, $100,000 goes very quickly. It’s not like we’re lying around on stacks of cash or something. It costs money to do all that yourself. But also, you’re doing it yourself … it’s successful because it’s ours. I think that’s something you don’t see on a label. There are all these projected metrics on what it’s supposed to do, and if it doesn’t do it, you kind of feel like the last girl asked to dance at the ball, like you’ve failed in some way. Technician: So you’re currently on tour. How’s that going? KD: Really well. Ac t ua l ly, t hen aga i n, there’s so many ways to define all these things. There’s the way it feels, there’s the way you feel — you know, how healthy, how sane you feel — how much you enjoy playing every night, how the crowd seems to be enjoying the performance every night and then there’s the numbers side. What I can say is: It seems like all of those things taken in concert are the best they’ve been at the same time. And that’s coming from someone on his seventh and eighth records and 10 years out from, you know, like there’s support tours in the U.S. That’s really good, it doesn’t happen all the time. Technician: And this is not your first time headlining, right? KD: No, but it is kind of crazy that it’s my third. But I think for someone who’s 33 and, like I said, these are my seventh and eighth records. I didn’t do a full U.S. tour until Brother’s Blood, and that wasn’t until 2009. You know, that was my sixth album. I had done regional headlining stuff … and that was my fourth record. So the first three albums I was working outside of music and making music. That changed when Capital came into the picture. They enabled me to leave my doubt — you know, my whole life with music had been split with my life as a student and my life as a worker — Capital allowed me to leave or allowed me to not be working another job at the same time, which was a major gift.

VIEWMORE

TECHNICIANONLINE.COM


Sports

TECHNICIAN

TUEDAY, NOV. 12, 2013 • PAGE 7

Seminoles, Yellow Jackets stand atop the ACC WEEK 12 OF THE TECHNICIAN SPORTS STAFF’S TAKE ON THE ACC FOOTBALL STANDINGS

Zack Tanner Staff Writer

ATLANTIC 1. Florida State (9-0, 7-0) – Another week brings another win for the Seminoles, maintaining the team’s spot at No. 2 in the BCS standings. With a loss from Oregon this weekend, Florida State is a lock for the BCS National Championship if it can finish the season undefeated. 2. Clemson (8-1, 6-1) – Coming off a bye week, the Tigers have a BCS at-large bid in their sights. Currently ranked at No. 8, Clemson must face a tough Georgia Tech team on Saturday to keep their BCS bowl hopes alive, as an ACC Championship is impossible at this point. 3. Syracuse (5-4, 3-2) – A huge gap separates the top two teams in the Atlantic division from the rest of the field. That being said, the Orange stated its claim for the third spot in the division after travelling into Maryland and cruising by the Terrapins.

4. Boston College (5-4, 2-3) – In a game that was closer than expected, the Eagles beat New Mexico State thanks to 21 points in the fourth quarter. Boston College only needs one more win to become bowl eligible. 5. Wake Forest (4-6, 2-5) – In the three weeks following an impressive win over Maryland on Oct. 19, the Demon Deacons have suffered three losses, with the latest being a 59-3 loss at the hands of Florida State on Saturday. 6. Maryland (5-4, 1-4) – The Terrapins have been one win away from bowl eligibility for nearly a month, but they cannot seem to earn a win in the ACC outside of a tight victory over Virginia. Maryland will travel to Blacksburg, Va., to take on Virginia Tech on Saturday. 7. N.C. State (3-6, 0-6) – High hopes after a 3-1 start have been diminished after the Wolfpack suffered its sixth straight loss against Duke on Saturday. With postseason play seeming farfetched at this point, State looks to finish the season strong, starting with Boston College on Saturday.

POLICY

The Technician will not be held responsible for damages or losses due to fraudulent advertisements. However, we make every effort to prevent false or misleading advertising from appearing in our publication.

DEADLINES

Our business hours are Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Line ads must be placed by noon the previous day.

COASTAL 1. Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2) – The Coastal division is wide open at this point in the season, and the Yellow Jackets currently hold the No. 1 spot. Coming off a bye, Georgia Tech looks to validate its high standing with an upset victory over No. 8 Clemson. 2. Duke (7-2, 3-2) – After falling to 2-2 with losses to Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh, few would have predicted that the Blue Devils would respond with a five-game winning streak. After downing N.C. State in dramatic fashion, Duke looks to carry its momentum into Saturday’s matchup against No. 23 Miami. 3. Virginia Tech (7-3, 4-2) – With an impressive victory over then-No. 11 Miami, the Hokies gained a big win in terms of conference standing. However, having recently lost to Duke, Virginia Tech remains at No. 3 in the Coastal rankings. 4. Miami (7-2, 4-3) –The Hurricanes had to rely on last-second drives to beat Wake Forest and UNC-Chapel Hill. The Hurricanes were easily beaten by Florida State and

Classifieds

Virginia Tech the next weeks. Miami may not be as good its record shows. 5. Pittsburgh (5-4, 2-3) – The Panthers shocked No. 23 Notre Dame on Saturday, scoring a go-ahead touchdown with 9:36 remaining in the game. Pittsburgh is now only one game away from bowl eligibility and looks to earn a victory against UNCChapel Hill on Saturday. 6. UNC-Chapel Hill (4-5, 3-3) – After a disappointing start that included a loss to East Carolina, the Tar Heels won three straight and are now only two victories away from postseason play. UNC-CH looks to extend its win streak as they travel to Pittsburgh on Saturday. 7. Virginia (2-8, 0-6) – The Cavaliers are spiraling out of control. The team has lost seven straight contests, including a 45-14 blowout at the hands of UNC-Chapel Hill. The road ahead is not any easier for Virginia, as its last two games are against No. 23 Miami and Virginia Tech.

RATES

For students, line ads start at $5 for up to 25 words. For non-students, line ads start at $8 for up to 25 words. For detailed rate information, visit ­technicianonline.com/classifieds. All line ads must be prepaid.

To place a classified ad, call 919.515.2411, fax 919.515.5133 or visit technicianonline.com/classifieds

EmploymEnt

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Real estate

ServiceS

Parking For rent

Spring Break

Servers, Hosts, Busser, & Food

Help Wanted Sammy’s Tap & Grill

Runners (Biaggi’s - Cary, NC)

Valet Parking Attendants Needed Holiday

How about some good money!

& Part Time

Student Parking for Lease

Books For sale What will we become, years from now? Better or worse? Fools, victims, fortunate

Are you tired of not making any

Valet Parking Attendants Needed

Valpark offers convenient, affordable,

BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK

souls, survivors in dangerous times?

Now hiring servers and food runners

money? Frustrated with low volume

Holiday & Part Time, Temp. Upscale

individually leased parking. Located

$189 for 5 Days. All prices include: Round-

Read Remembering the Future, science

at Sammy’s Tap & Grill. Located in the

restaurants? Would you like to actually

Restaurants, Events, Must be professional,

right next to University Towers and in

trip luxury party cruise. Accommodations

fiction stories by Alan Kovski. Available

Mission Valley Shopping Center. Must

be trained and taught how to excel

enthusiastic, drive 5-speed $8 -$14/hr

front of Valentine Commons. Spaces

on the island at your choice of thirteen

via Amazon.com.

be available weekends. Both day and

at your job? Are inflexible schedules

including TIPS! Fast Cash Nightly Apply

still available. If interested give us a call

resorts. Appalachia Travel. www.

night servers/bartender positions

and management making your job

online http://www.royalparkinginc.com

at (919) 821-7444 or visit our website

BahamaSun.com 800-867-5018

undesirable?

or Call 919-796-5782

Valpark.com.

available. 919-755-3880 Apply in person.

After catastrophic biological warfare,

Now hiring: Servers, Hosts, Bussers, &

we may not agree on what nature is

Food Runners We offer: Part-Time Funeral Home Assistant Help wanted at Raleigh’s Oldest

BOOKS

or what civilization is. ‘Wilderness,’ a Email bpittman@royalparkinginc.com

science fiction novel, is by Alan Kovski.

-Competitive wages

Available via Amazon.com

-A learning environment

Business and North Carolina’s oldest

-Fun, fun, fun!

funeral home, Brown-Wynne Funeral

-Flexible scheduling

Home in Raleigh. Duties consist of

-Meal discounts

assisting professional staff in carrying out funeral services and various

-Upward mobility in a quickly growing company

funeral related duties, some night and

Apply on-line at www.biaggis.com

weekend responsibilities. Some lifting

or in person between 2pm and 4pm.

requirements and must have a valid Driver’s License, good communication

Interviews will will be Monday through Thursday between 2pm and 4pm.

skills, professional appearance and dress required. Please call (919)828-

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

4311, ask for Mark Blake, Saint Mary’s

1060 Darrington Drive

St. Manager for application and or

Cary, NC 27513

Level:

Level:

interview. Email mark.blake@sci-us.com

1

2

3

4

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 2

3

4

FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 12, 2013

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

SOLUTION TO MONDAY’S PUZZLE

© 2013 The Mepham Group. Distributed by 11/12/13 Tribune Content Agency. All rights reserved.

2

Complete the grid soEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis each row, column and ACROSS 3-by-3 box supply (in bold 1 In short 6 Basicscontains for Dick borders) and Jane every digit, 1 to 9. For 10 XT computers 14 Mandelon of how to strategies “America’s Got solveTalent” Sudoku, visit 15 Actress www.sudoku.org.uk Lollobrigida

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www.sudoku.org.uk

11/12/13

1

© 2013 Tribune

16 “La maja desnuda” artist SOLUTION 17 Primary artery TO 18 First namePUZZLE in MONDAY’S advice 19 Baseball’s Hershiser 20 Amt. 21 Playskool’s Rocktivity products, e.g. 24 Mugs, e.g. 25 Old British coin 26 Clinic helper 31 Big concert setting 32 Gambler’s IOU 33 Lawyers’ org. By Ed Sessa 36 Peer pruriently at 37 Kermit’s color DOWN 39 Coffee-brewing 1 Cager-turnedchoice rapper O’Neal, 40 Boozer The Mepham Group. Distributed by familiarly 41 High-fiber food 2 Old grump Content Agency. All rights reserved. 42 Longtime 3 Haywire “Masterpiece 4 “Picked” complaint Theater” host 5 Olympians in red, Alistair white and blue 43 Decree that 6 Andre of tennis spells things out 7 Netanyahu of 46 Nighttime Israel, familiarly shindig 8 “Squawk on the 49 TV warrior Street” airer princess 9 “Huh?” 50 One’s toughest 10 Outfielder’s cry critics, often, 11 B in chemistry and, literally, 12 “Poppycock!” three different 13 Doritos scoopful words hidden in 22 “What can Brown 21-, 26- and 43do for you?” Across shipping co. 53 Internet letters 23 Manhattan’s __56 Uses a straw Fontanne Theatre 57 Fairy tale start 24 Mr. Peanut prop 58 D-Day beach 26 Vietnam neighbor 60 Promote big-time 27 Golden Fleece 61 Slangy vessel turnarounds 28 Suspenders 62 Poe’s “ebony alternative bird” 29 What a hound 63 Tiny hill builders follows 64 Criteria: Abbr. 30 With 53-Down, 65 Trapped on a stadium fans’ branch rhythmic motion

11/12/13 Monday’s Puzzle Solved

Lookin’ for the answer key? VISIT TECHNICIANONLINE.COM

(c)2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

33 Yankee infielder, to fans 34 Ride the Harley 35 Copycat 37 Heartrending 38 Scavenging pest 39 Cartoon explorer 41 Uncle Remus’s __ Fox 42 Monarch’s spouse 43 Tears (away) from 44 Superabundance 45 Maiden name intro

11/12/13

46 Slangy sibling 47 Bulb in a garden 48 Addition to the conversation 51 Attending to a task 52 Like some coffee or tea 53 See 30-Down 54 Roller coaster cry 55 Hand-held scanner 59 Vandalize


Sports

COUNTDOWN

• Four days until N.C. State football takes on Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

INSIDE

• Page 6: A Q&A with musician Kevin Devine

TECHNICIAN

PAGE 8 • TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013

Pack defeats Tigers for second straight win Zack Tanner Staff Writer

N.C. State defeated Towson by a score of 69-46 on Monday night. This was the second game of a six-game home stand for the team. With the win, State (2-0) remains undefeated on the year. Towson played in different zone sets throughout the game. Head coach Wes Moore said that this took the team by surprise. “We had some trouble at times attacking [their zone],” Moore said. “We had a lot of possessions come to having to force a shot up as the shot clock was winding down. Since we play very little zone ourselves, we probably don’t put as much time into it as we need to.” Early in the game, the Pack did an excellent job of finding senior center Markeisha Gatling underneath the basket. The six-foot-five Gatling was able to bully the smaller Towson frontline and score eight points in the first 10 minutes. “No one was coming to help on me,” Gatling said. “I was a little [surprised] because I thought they were going to double.” Gatling continued her strong play in the second half, ending the game with a team-

high 20 points. However, Moore said her performance overall was spotty. “Gatling had her moments,” Moore said. “We got to get her to be more consistent. She has got to work constantly, especially against a zone.” State’s outstanding ball movement granted the opportunity for open threepoint shots, with the team sinking five of its 10 threepoint attempts in the first half. Senior guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman was able to drain two deep shots in the first three minutes. The Tigers kept it close for most of the first half, but the Pack was able to make a run as the clock ran down. State ended the first half with its biggest lead of the contest at 15. Towson put up a strong fight in the second half, bringing the score within eight. However, State was able to finish strong, ending the game on a 19-4 run. Redshir t-junior g uard Len’Nique Brown sparked the drive with a lay up. Brown finished the game with 13 points, a team-high 11 rebounds and six assists, marking her first collegiate double-double. “It feels good, but I can’t really celebrate it.” Brown said,

CHRIS RUPERT/TECHNICIAN

Senior forward Kody Burke drives the ball Monday at Reynolds Coliseum against Towson. The Wolfpack defeated the Tigers 6946.

“We have another game coming up.” State limited the number of fouls in Monday’s contest, only allowing the Tigers to shoot seven free throws. Freshman guard Ashley Williams was able to draw three offensive fouls on Towson, leading to critical possessions for the Pack.

Williams also added three points and two assists. “[Williams] is not the biggest, she’s not the quickest, but she’s smart,” Moore said. “She is willing to step in and take a charge, and that’s why she’s getting playing time. We got some other kids that need to take notice of that.” The entire bench brought

NFL Roundup Russell Wilson

against Presbyterian. Moore said the Pack needs to resolve its problems with zone defense before the weekend matchup. “[Presbyterian plays] zone for 40 minutes,” Moore said. “They held [No. 24] Georgia to 45 points in a game this weekend. We need to work on that a bit.”

Honorable mentions

COMPILED BY DANIEL WILSON

Player of the week

energy to the floor for State, totaling 22 points. In comparison, Towson’s bench produced only two. “The bench definitely is a strength,” Moore said. “Of course, we’re still playing a lot of people and trying to define roles.” The Pack will continue its homestretch on Saturday

Steven Hauschka Kicker, Seattle Seahawks: 15 points, three extra points and four field goals Hauschka added 15 points for the Seahawks with three extra points and four field goals, including a 53-yard field goal, his longest field goal since 2008. Hauschka has been perfect in all of his extra point tries with 27 on the season while making 22 of his 23 field goal attempts.

Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks: 19-of-26 for 287 yards and two touchdowns Wilson completed 19-of-26 passes for two touchdowns for Seattle en route to a 33-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Seahawks move to 9-1 and have the best record in the NFC. Wilson also rushed for 20 yards on three carries.

Philip Rivers

SOURCE: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Quarterback, San Diego Chargers: 19-of-29 for 218 yards and one touchdown

The best of the rest

Rivers threw for 218 yards and one touchdown on 19 completions for San Diego. However, it was not enough as the Chargers fell to the Denver Broncos, 28-20. San Diego drops to 4-5 and is currently third in the AFC West behind the perfect Kansas City Chiefs and the 8-1 Broncos.

ANDRE BROWN: RUNNING BACK, NEW YORK GIANTS • In his first game back from injury, Brown carried the ball 30 times for 115 yards and a touchdown for the New York Giants. His score gave the team the 21-20 lead at the end of the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders. The Giants held on to take the 24-20 win.

SOURCE: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

JERRICHO COTCHERY: WIDE RECEIVER, PITTSBURGH STEELERS

STEPHEN TULLOCH: LINEBACKER, DETROIT LIONS

• Cotchery snared in two catches for 31 yards for Pittsburgh, including a five yard touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter to give the Steelers a 10-3 lead. Pittsburgh powered ahead to take the win against the Buffalo Bills, 23-10.

• Tulloch added seven tackles for Detroit, second on the team, to help power the Lions’ defense over Chicago. The Bears failed to convert on what would have been a game-tying two-point conversion as the Lions took the win, 21-19.

The Technician staff is always looking for new members to write, design or take photos. Visit www. ncsu.edu/sma for more information.

Technician was there. You can be, too.


Technician - November 12, 2013