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Stanford professor discusses economy During the annual John W. Pope lecture Michael Boskin discussed the current economic problems. Shivalik Daga Staff Writer

Addressing a generous mix of faculty and students, Stanford University professor Michael Boskin spoke Tuesday about the dangers of the current budget deficit.  Boskin, Friedman professor of economics and senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, spoke at the sixth annual John W. Pope lecture, stressing the importance of sensible policy responses to improve the current economic condition.  According to the College of Management website, the John W. Pope lecture series is an annual lecture series organized jointly by the Department of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Economics in the Poole College of Management for discussions on topics of “political and economic interest”. The series is supported by a grant from the John W. Pope Foundation, which funds research activities on campus. While Boskin began his lecture with a description of both the state of the economy and its origins, his message quickly shifted to address how to improve the economy by undertaking various financial measures.  Discussing the current economic condition, Boskin said the potential

range for growth even at full employ- markets than before,” said Boskin. ment is at most two to three percent. “Emerging countries going down isn’t “Comparing the present recovery good for us anymore.”  Discussing ways to improve the curwith that from the previous two recessions, the current improvement is rent economic situation, Boskin said a half-speed recovery from previous that sensible policy responses are esrecessions,” Boskin said. “The previ- sential in such conditions and listed ous recessions, were of a much milder a number of monetary, fiscal and financial which he felt would have the nature than the current.” Boskin said he could show that the needed impact on the economy.  Regarding monetary measures, previous quarter century coincided with a similar period of growth for Boskin said the Federal Reserve needs to reduce rates to combat the recesthe rest of the world. “From 1982 to 2007, the U.S. was in a sion, but it should also raise them recession for about five percent of the more quickly during the expansion. He also stressed time—a period on the need to rewhich coincided plenish military with a period of equipment— high world GDP spending he growth,” Boskin said that would said. “This be done a nywas the period way. Extending when the U.S. unemployment economy witbenefits, cutting nessed a period pay rol l t a xe s of tremendous and predictable growth and ocAaron Olive, an undeclared freshman in withdrawing cupied a huge the College of Management of liquidity to sha re of t he timely rein in global econoinflation were also some of the steps my.” In recent times, however, Boskin he proposed to improve the economy.  Another measure Boskin argued for said this influence has declined considerably. Throwing light on the emer- was for regulators to have a greater gence of markets and countries across role. “We need regulators that regulate,” the world, Boskin said that it is important now for the U.S. economy for the Boskin said. “We should also consider reforming our Too Big To Fail policy.” emerging markets to remain strong. For many students, including Aaron “The developing world has become alex sanchez/Technician 40% of the world’s consumption. Olive, an undeclared freshman in the Stanford professor of economics Michael Boskin, Ph. D. lectures in the Nelson Countries like Brazil, China and India hall auditorium Tuesday. The lecture, titled “Economic Policy and the Economic have much larger reinforced internal crisis continued page 3 Crisis: Successes, Failures, Unfinished Business,” is a part of the John W. Pope

“This was the first time I attended a lecture series such as this, and it was really very interesting...”

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WKNC Radio makes Top 10 for Woodie Awards The University’s student-run radio station is in the top 10 for the MTVU College Radio Woodie Awards.

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Suzanna Cash, a junior in architecture, looks at a handful of recycled debris during the “Sort it out” program that was held at “The Pit” Feb. 15. “We’re apart of the USGBC also known as the United States Green Building Council and we’ve collected over two months of materials from the design school in support of the program,” Cash said.

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“Although it feels great whenever we are recognized by local organizations, it’s good to get recognized outside of the Triangle,” Gilbert said. “It validates the very hard work the students are doing.” Molly Wright, senior in mathematChelsey Francis ics education and DJ Hot Tamale on News Editor WKNC, said she is excited WKNC has WKNC 88.1 is well on its way to done so well. “It’s really exciting that we’ve made receiving the 2011 MTVu College Radio Woodie, thanks to commu- it to the top ten and that we have enough support to make it this far,”  nity support. The Woodies is an award show Wright said. “I know we’re proud of for college  students pertaining what we do, but it’s really rewarding to know others support us. People who to university radio stations. WKNC is a 25,000 watt radio work here work really hard, so this station that broadcasts through- support makes all of this work worth out the Triangle and produces their time.” Andrea Quach, freshman in psywebcasts for listeners outside the area.  According to the station’s chology and DJ Andy Q, said she is website, WKNC aims to provide glad to be a part of WKNC, an integral University students with knowl- part of the University. “It feels pretty great knowing that edge they would need for a career in the broadcast industry. The sta- I’m a part of a radio station that people tion is a non-commercial radio sta- feel so strongly about,” Quach said.  “It tion with an alternative program makes me very proud because WKNC of indie rock, electronic, metal and is such a huge part of N.C. State’s campus identity.” underground According to hip-hop. Wright, voting Ly nn GilWKNC for the bert, assistant Woodie Awards coordinator is yet another for Student way to show supMedia, said port for the Unigetting this versity. f a r i n t he Lynn Gilbert, assistant coordinator for “WKNC is a competition Student Media student-run rais surprising since it is WKNC’s first appear- dio station, so voting for it is like supporting your fellow students,” Wright ance in the competition. “This is the first time we’ve been said. “We’re coming together as a colnominated, so it’s great to be in lege to promote the University on a the top 10 already,” Gilbert said. national level, and it’s really awesome. “We’ve already proven ourselves It’s exciting to know that we have a to be the best college radio station chance in this competition.” Thomas Anderson, senior in politiin the Triangle, so this would just make us the best in the country, at cal science and general manager of WKNC, said although he has not done least according to MTVu.” According to Gilbert, the recog- a lot to advertise student participation nition outside of the area is benefi- in voting WKNC for the Woodies, he appreciates the student support. cial for WKNC.

“We’ve already proven ourselves to be the best college radio station in the Triangle.”

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WKNC: North Carolina State University WASU: Appalachian State University WICB: Ithaca College WPRK: Rollins College WSBU: St. Bonaventure University WVUM: University of Miami – Florida KCPR: California Polytechnic State University WSOU: Seton Hall University KTSW: Texas State University – San Marcos WUTK: University of Tennessee – Knoxville Source: radiowoodie. ratemyprofessors.com

“I really haven’t done much to promote it, so I feel really grateful that other people like us enough to create a big voting campaign,” Anderson said. “I honestly wouldn’t lose sleep if we didn’t win because this competition is really about the volume of votes. You can really just sit at a computer and ‘click, click, click’ all day, and we don’t have people doing that. So if we do win, that’d be awesome. We’d win because we’d have the most supporters instead of having a few supporters each voting a million times.” Voting for the Woodies ends March 1, and the winner will be announced March 16. Anderson said regardless of the results, he thinks WKNC is the best. “It’s definitely an honor to make it this far,” Anderson said, “But no matter what, I’m going to think that we’re the best college radio station in the country.”

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ehearsing for their first performance in Urinetown in Stuart Theathre, home to many campus organizations , including plays, shows and concerts, students from all over campus that are apart of the show, do vocal warm-ups before starting their first scene. Urinetown starts wednesday in its first premiere and is a widley known play to many students on campus. Leanna Hall, an actress in Urinetown and a freshmen in microbiology, said “I’ve been doing this kind of thing all throughout high school, so I’m not nervous at all about performing in front of big crowds and I’m very excited for the first show.”

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Perdue delivers State of the State Monday night

Perdue talked about budget, education, and job growth. Chelsey Francis News Editor

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Following a lecture by Stanford economics professor Michael Boskin, Ph. D., in the Nelson hall auditorium, business graduate student Omar Marouf asks a question about the way financial firms are operating after the recession Tuesday. Boskin’s lecture, titled “Economic policy and the Economic crisis: Successes, Failures, Unfinished Business” discussed the current economic crisis and was a part of the John W. Pope Lecture series.

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College of Management, this was their first lecture series at the University, and an experience they feel they benefitted from greatly. “This was the first time I attended a lecture series such as this, and it was really very in-

teresting to hear Boskin speak on issues of importance to us and see how they apply to our future,” said Olive. “It’s important to stay informed and read the news to be regularly updated of such issues as they have an impact on us.”  Some students, such as Kyle Gonzalez, an undeclared freshman in the College of Management, found the lecture infor-

mative, but felt it lacked participation from the attendees. “All the visuals, graphs and data that he presented really emphasized his discussion,” Gonzalez said. “One thing I didn’t like though was that he wasn’t engaging us a lot.” 

McKimmon Center to host CHASS Career Fair Wednesday Staff Report The CHASS Career Fair will be held today in the McKimmon Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The employment fair, sponsored by from students and alumni from various universities, will bring together CHASS students and 55 different potential employers. Although students and alumni do not need to register, only students from the sponsoring universities, N.C. State included, will be admitted to the fair. Upon arrival to the event, attendees will be given a list of attending businesses as well as

a map of where to find them within the McKimmon Center. The attending employers are expected to provide information regarding hiring processes, career opportunities, and other relevant program information. Students are advised that professional dress is required.

Employers at fair There are 55 expected graduate schools and employers, including: • • • • • • • • • •

For the second time Governor Beverly Perdue had the opportunity to talk about the State of North Carolina. According to Perdue, Monday night was much different than two years earlier when the State of North Carolina stood at the edge of an economic disaster. “The stock market was in tatters. Construction in North Carolina had come to a screeching halt. Business profits were down. And companies were closing their doors,” Perdue said. “Workers were losing their jobs. Families were losing their homes.” Perdue said that two years later North Carolina is in a completely different place. “Two years later, we are winning the game,” Perdue said. Throughout the State of the State address, Perdue referred to the release of the budget for 2012, which will be released later this week. In it, Perdue said she is planning to consolidate 14 state agencies into 8. Also, some state services are expected to be privatized and Perdue plans to offer an early retirement package to some employees to further try to reduce the size of the state government. “The budget that I deliver to you later this week is $2.2

billion less than the budget that who may not have been able to I inherited in 2009. It spends do so,” Combs said. Combs said he had several 11 percent less per capita and sheds thousands of state po- suggestions for ways the Unisitions,” Perdue said. “North versity could deal with the Carolina must be more agile, budget cuts. “Find cuts in college specific more responsive to citizens – less bureaucratic – as we focus benefits, like in CALS I have our limited resources on our free access to ePack, instead of core missions of jobs and edu- just CALS, find ways to share this and other things between cation.” While Perdue has the budget colleges,” Combs said. As for the way Perdue is hanto focus on, she also has to consider how the budget will affect dling the state budget, Combs the North Carolina education said he was adamant that she shouldn’t cut anything in the system. field of educa“Every sintion. gle child has “ I d o n ’t a right under think she North Caroshou ld c ut lina’s constianything tution to a with educabasic, quality tion because public educawe don’t tion, no matneed to be ter where he any more or she lives,” behind in Perdue said. that respect,” Perdue said Combs said. she encourGovernor Bev Perdue “A lso, state aged the state employees of North Carolina to be decisive about the and education have had the decisions they make regarding biggest cuts so far, so I’d like to see her look at other places education. “We must act decisively, and to cut first.” Nakeya Williams, a graduate we must act now to ensure all children in every single school student in applied mathematsystem got the sound education ics and a teaching assistant said they must have to compete in she understands the dilemma the workforce of tomorrow and stemming from the state budkeep our state competitive,” get. “I understand where she is Perdue said. Because of the looming cuts coming from because they in the state, N.C. State students, won’t have to pay salaries, but such as Richard Combs, a ju- that’s taking jobs out of the nior in human biology, are con- economy which isn’t good,” cerned about what will happen Perdue said. “Perdue should at the University in the coming cut salaries of upper level positions instead of cutting jobs years. “I don’t think the University completely.” should cut any financial aid because it helps people attend

“Every single child has a right under North Carolina’s constitution to a basic, quality public education.”

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Gov. Perdue, refocus the UNC system M onday saw Gov. Bev Perdue holding the State of the State address. She only mentioned the UNC system in passing. Now is the time for the governor and the General Assembly to think critically about what the UNC system is providing and what it should be providing. The Governor and the General Assembly need to first recognize what the University is holistically providing the state with in terms of education, research and extension. Without acknowledging the possibility that the University is not effectively and efficiently meeting the state’s goals, the General Assembly and the governor cannot effectively move forward with their plans to compartmentalize high school students’ choices to at-

The Facts:

Decreasing the corporate tax, generating more jobs, improving public schools and opening more opportunities up for high school students to go to community colleges are all goals the governor is aiming to achieve in the next two years.

Our Opinion:

Education is tremendously important to the State of North Carolina. The topic of education is a sensitive topic, but it is a topic that must be discussed.

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tend community college or the University. The role and importance of a bachelor’s or master’s degree to the state and its residents also needs to be considered. While there has been a social push for high school students to move on to universities after graduation, perhaps not everyone needs to pursue this path. There is a difference between a University experience, community college and vocational school, and the state should clarify them so students can pursue the appropriate path for their higher education. This will help the state provide a stronger education for everyone, no matter if they

are going to the University of North Carolina or the community college. By refocusing this demand with the realities of what a University versus a community college education means, the governor and the General Assembly will help prepare students for their future and help them handle the demands of pursuing their respective degrees. The University of North Carolina, across the system, is helping students become the next generation of workers and researchers. It provides skills to students and will help create more specialized jobs like a trade would, but on a more academic level. Each system has

an advantage and something it can better provide, but the effectiveness of its program depends on the student. It is difficult to mention a frustrating and sensitive topic during the most uplifting speech of the year, but the governor needs to acknowledge that public higher education is going to continue to be a challenge she will have to deal with. She is shifting her efforts towards community colleges, but the University of North Carolina can provide similar services in a different capacity. It is now at the point where the General Assembly and the governor need to work with the UNC system to refocus their recruitment efforts to make sure students are provided with the best opportunity for a higher education.

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olfpack men’s basketball is done. Despite months of hype surrounding a top notch recruiting class, N.C. State has managed to have another painstakingly average season. So, with N.C. State’s men’s basketball team in the proverbial tank, the NBA Nick All-Star Game Romanos should come Staff columnist as a welcome sight to those who are truly fans of the game and not just the red and white. T he N BA’s brightest stars will converge on Los Angeles on Feb. 20 for t he annual AllStar Game to participate in what should be considered the most captivating allstar event of the three major American professional sports. If you shift your attention to pro basketball momentarily—you know, that place the really good college players end up—you will see the NBA All-Star Game on the horizon.

The NBA’s All-Star Game is undoubtedly the most thrilling all-star type spectacle a sports fan can behold—filled with numerous alley-oop dunks, blocks, three point shots and occasionally Shaquille O’Neal playing point guard for a minute or two. Other leagues simply cannot compete with the light-hearted, high-flying action the NBA All-Star Game offers. In Major League Baseball, superior pitching causes offense to stall, leaving the game with a yawnworthy score somewhere in the neighborhood of 4-3. In t he National Football League, the best players often bow out of the Pro Bowl in favor of preserving t heir aching bodies, broken down from months of tackles and tumbles. If a fan claims to value all sports equally, the NBA All-Star game should stand head and shoulders above the competition. With football season in the books, baseball months away,

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the Wolfpack’s primary concern seems to be next season’s head coach, rather than who they will be playing in the NCAA Tournament. The only major televised sporting event taking place this week is the NBA All-Star Game. Rather than dismissing NBA players as overpaid and apathetic as many college basketball fans often do, sit back and enjoy watching the ball repeatedly swish through the net, rather than clanking off the side of the rim. Such a sight will serve as good therapy to Wolfpack fans who have been longing to be impressed by a basketball team. Send Nick your thoughts on the NBA All-Stars Game to letters@technicianonline. com.

Less than a month has passed since Chancellors Woodson’s last forum on the strategic planning process, which many students were unable to attend. Since the last attempt to reach out to t he st udent body resulted in a grand total of two atTrey tendees, the Ferguson chancellor is Staff columnist offering us another chance. Wednesday’s forum at 6 p.m. is totally devoted to students discussing the work of the Undergraduate Student Success Task Force. This forum provides an opportunity for students to comment on the suggestions the task for made for the future of various programs around campus for undergraduate students. It is imperative students attend with a knowledge of the task force’s plan of action. The two over-arching goals of the task force’s plans are for “students to graduate in a timely manner” and to provide the kind of experiences that “prepare [students] to become leaders in their fields to prepare them for life.” These goals convert to five initiatives for undergraduate student programs which, while attempting to aid in the transition for undergraduates, puts more on the graduation requirements. This 41-page monstrosity of a plan explains in detail ways the University can enhance its undergraduate programs to better provide “quality academic and nonacademic experiences.” This, as we all know, translates to more work for us. The suggested requirements seem to hinder rather than help students to graduate in four years’ time, because they are attempting to make certain classes mandatory while not instating them into the GEP or individual program’s requirements. The second initiative explains the “First-Year Inquiry Program” and how it attempts to mimic a typical high school classroom. This involves smaller classes to aid in the transition from a dualistic mindset to the required individualistic mindset needed in the college

environment. Due to this, the plan desires to raise the numbers of first year students taking these classes from 10 percent to 100 percent. However, unless these courses are added to every majors curricula or the GEP requirements, they will be taken as a free elective for students. Time is better spent taking courses in one’s major. The fourth suggests a requirement by all undergraduates to complete a community or learning-based experience, an internship or co-op, capstone courses and projects or undergraduate research. While some are already required to complete one of these, others do not have to meet such requirements.  This would, again, add on to the already cumbersome load of the average undergraduate student. These white papers do suggest some ideas for helping undergraduate students. For instance the 120:1 ratios for advising and the creation of more learning and living  will aid in student success. However, the other initiatives suggest adding to the already abundant load of requirements for students to graduate. Unless this task force suggests revisions or cuts to the GEP requirements to make room for their suggestions, these requirements, along with the typical course load, will be over-kill for undergraduate students. So unless you are 100 percent satisfied with your educational experience, or the one suggested by this task force, speak up. Chancellor Woodson is giving us that opportunity, so use it. Otherwise, we will be at the mercy of more obstacles in the course of our attempts to graduate in a “timely manner.” While some of these suggestions in the “multipronged” approach to student success are strong, others lack the necessary support to achieve their effectiveness. So attend the forum to give and get valuable information on the future of your education. White Papers Information: http://info.ncsu.edu/strategicplanning/task-forces/undergraduate-student-success/

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Do you feel North Carolina is upholding its core mission of providing jobs and education? by brett morris

“I think it’s gotten better since 2008, but we still have work to do. We definitely need more college professors dedicated 100 percent to teaching. A lot of professors are busy doing research and don’t have much time to give to their students.” Devonte Godfrey freshman, mechanical engineering.

“I think the economy as a whole is good, but more needs to be done about the agriculture industry. Agriculture is moving out of North Carolina and it’s becoming hard to find jobs in the industry here.” Caleigh Griffith senior, agricultural business management.

“Yes, but we must take budget cuts in education into consideration. It’s important that the tenures of professors are respected and that they are not cut from the payroll.” Kenya Pierre freshman, biology

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While the University is home to many renowned professors, sometimes students need a helping hand to excel in their courses — the Undergraduate Tutorial Center fills that gap. Barbara Windom, the director of the UTC, said roughly 140 student tutors are currently employed by the center to help others with a variety of subjects. “UTC provides free academic assistance for many 100 and 200-level math, chemistry and physics classes,” Windom said. “Writing and speaking tutorial assistance for all undergraduates [is also offered] for any writing or speaking need that they have.” Laura Carroll, a sophomore in middle grades education, is tutoring for her second semester. According to Carroll, her experience last semester taught her helping students learn study habits is just as important as working on the content. “Just to have two more hours a week concreting the concepts in their minds is probably what helped them the most,” Carroll said. Jeremy Presson, a senior in chemical engineering who tutors chemistry and physics, has found in his six semesters of experience the review can be beneficial to the tutor as well. “It definitely keeps me on top of my foundations,” Presson said. “I think that [tutoring has] definitely helped me to refresh on the basics.” Priyanka Mendiratta, a

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Jeremy Presson, a senior in chemical engineering, tutors Neeti Patel, a junior in nutrition science, in Organic Chemistry II at the Undergraduate Tutorial Center Jan. 31. Presson has worked at the tutorial center for six semesters. “[Working at the UTC] is fun, I get to meet new people and it’s convenient,” Presson said.

senior in computer science, joined UTC in her sophomore year. “I just never wanted to let go of chemistry, calculus and physics, and I like to help people with those,” Mendiratta said. “It was fun. I love it here.” According to Bradford Wingo, a coordinator of advising in the College of Education’s Student Success and Advising Center, these results make sense. “In an ideal world you take a class and retain and can recall the information when you need to,” Wingo said. “But in the real world, you’ve heard the phrase ‘if you don’t use it, you lose it.’ That can be true a lot of times, particularly for hardcore math and science. While you may have covered it in the course, if you don’t use it in some while, it is going to be difficult to recall that information or processes.” Carroll, who is pursuing her

degree to become a teacher, also sees benefits to tutoring. “[My major] is one reason I wanted to be a tutor — to just get better and have practice at explaining things,” Carroll said. “Tutoring helped me learn Calculus I even better because I would be reviewing it with [the students], and explaining it to them and it helped to concrete it in my own mind. It was fun to understand Calc 1 again.” According to Wingo, he has sent both students to be tutored and teachers in training to UTC to tutor. “It’s incredibly valuable experience for [teachers in training] to apply their knowledge of the art and science of teaching with their peers,” Wingo said. “I think it’s a great experience.” In addition to tutoring, UTC offers Supplemental Instruction sessions for large classes of chemistry, according to Windom.

“A trained tutor is an SI leader who sits in on the class with the students, takes notes and does the homework,” Windom said. “Then the SI leader holds three SI sessions each week, which are outside of class, completely voluntary for the students to attend. [The goal is] to help solidify for the students how to work problems and what the concepts mean such that they are able to do their WebAssign [homework] on their own.” “It’s about making connections between what [students] knew, what the teacher was saying and all these things,” Carroll said.

The people at MyEdu. com polled thousands of students from 15 different universities, asking each institution to name their favorite professors—the results for N.C. State might be surprising. Four of the top five professors from the University are chemistry lecturers, an odd result according to MyEdu media coordinator, Kathryn Walker. “We polled 14 other schools, and I don’t think any of them had a chemistry teacher,” she said. Walker said she was surprised by N.C. State’s results, because chemistry is not something one thinks of as being a favorite class. The poll was e-mailed out to more than 1,700 N.C. State students, according to Walker. It was conducted over the first week of February, but the results were not just based off of those e-mails. “We not only looked at the poll responses, but we went over thousands of professor reviews to see what students were saying about the professors,” she said. Walker said the poll gives recognition to professors in a different way than other University awards. “Some professors get awards for research and from the academic side of things, but this really shows

them actual student recognition,” Walker said. Chemistry professors Dorian Canlesas, Bruce Novak, Lori Petrovich and Kay Sandberg, along with mathematics professor Thomas Wears, were named as “N.C. State’s 2011 Most Loved Professors” by MyEdu.com Chemistry classes are notoriously difficult, so the reason for the winners is unclear. Walker said the data suggested these professors did not get picked because they were an “easy A.” “What we found in the reviews were teachers who inspired students,” she said. “We saw some overlap with our off-the-record ‘tough love’ ratings.” She said the professors may not necessarily be easy, but they are enthusiastic and encourage students. Professor Kay Sandberg was surprised and delighted to hear that she was one of the most loved professors at N.C. State. She attributes her nomination to her passion as a teacher, and the relevance of chemistry to people’s lives. “I think the students recognize that I put a lot of energy into teaching,” Sandberg said. “I get out there and teach my heart out.” Sandberg added, “I’m like a drill instructor in basic training. I push kids to learn. I tell students I’m either loved or I’m hated.” When told that four out of five of the most loved professors were chemistry teachers, she cited the significance of chemistry in everyone’s life as a possible explanation. “The thing about chemistry is that it touches everyone’s life,

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It doesn’t start with billions of dollars of pledges. It starts with one brick—and then another. In the wake of the Haitian earthquake last year, the international community mobilized to bring forth a promising recovery, but this can’t translate into progress on the ground without individual efforts. That’s what inspired Kenneth Lam, a senior in business and administration, to take a week off of school to serve in Haiti. Lam, an active participant with the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service, decided to skip a week of class to accompany CSLEPS director Mike Giancola and to

work in Port au Prince with a relationship with the Haitian Raleigh based non-profit or- people. Examining the improvement ganization, Together We Can, Inc. Lam and Giancola trav- of the recovery, Philip Dail, eled the week of Jan. 23 with Together We Can volunteer, said, “from a team of doct he Ma rch tors, medifollowing the cal staff and earthquake, construction when I last volunteers to visited, until work a long now, t here w it h H a it i has been Outreach much i mMinistries. provement. “In essence, Not enough, we were there though. I was t o prov id e support for Kenneth Lam, senior in business there in Auand administration gust before projects that t he e a r t hthe Haitians had already started,” Lam said. quake, and the condition isn’t “Our mission was to supple- nearly the same.” Dail, the director of advising ment the Haitian workers, not and admission of the College of to replace them.” Together We Can has estab- Textiles, was unable to join the lished a strong partnership group of volunteers this time with the Haiti Outreach Minis- around, but he commented tries and the Raleigh-based organization has traveled to Haiti in the past to fulfill a long-term haiti continued page 6

“Our mission was to supplement Haitian workers, not to replace them.”


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Campus MovieFest makes filmmakers out of students Participants are given one week and all the materials needed to create a short film. Laura Wilkinson Features Editor

An Apple laptop, a Panasonic HD camera, an AT&T mobile phone and the training and support one needs to make a film is what participating students will receive in their quest to make a five-minute short film in one week.

Ann Daykin, promotions manager for Campus MovieFest, said over 75 universities across the United States and Mexico now participate in the world’s largest student film festival. “CMF began 10 years ago when four students at Emory University provided fellow students with everything they needed to make movies in one week,” Daykin said. “Since then, more than 350,000 students have received all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories for free thanks to corporate partners and schools.” According to Daykin, all films must

be five minutes or less and made during the seven-day movie-making week. Out of all the submissions, 16 films will be chosen to advance to the grand finale. The Red Carpet Grand Finale will take place at the Campus Cinema in Witherspoon Student Center Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. “We will be showing the top 16 movies made by NCSU students and giving out great door prizes to the audience,” Daykin said. “We expect this is to be the biggest and best CMF show NCSU has ever seen.” Prizes will be awarded for Best Dra-

ma, Best Comedy and Best Picture at the individual school level. “The prizes include Final Cut Studio and amazing Apple Products. At the International level, students have the opportunity to win cash grants, more prizes from Apple, internship in the industry, and trips to film festivals,” Daykin said. According to Daykin, past winners have walked away with over $2 million in prizes and have seen their films on the big screens at CMF events nationwide, the Cannes Film Festival, Paramount Studios and on millions

of smaller screens — including AT&T mobile devices, in-flight on Virgin America and online. “Campus MovieFest is a wonderful opportunity for students,” Daykin said. “For any student who has an idea we can give them all the tools and support to make their movie making dreams come true.”

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Drawing from the inspiration of Tolkien for 12 years now, Battlelore has been able to capture the magic and awe that many feel when they delve into the great works of fantasy. Musically, this album is more akin to the bands earlier works Where The Shadows Lie and Sword’s Song, with the driving guitars and blast beats. They

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that the work Together We Can demonstrated progress. “The approach that the volunteers take down there is critical,” Dail said. “The collaboration is about, ‘What do you need?’ instead of ‘This is what you need.’” The team of volunteers, including Lam and Giancola, spent their time working on a construction project to expand a children’s home in a suburb of Port au Prince. The chil-

blend the male and female vocals seamlessly over the keyboards and guitars, giving the songs a more earthy, yet powerful tone. The male vocals have improved dramatically. The vocalist has seemed to have found the perfect line between growling and singing to add a voice that blends both a uruk-hai and a man. The female’s vocals sound like the elves Arwen and Galadriel combined, forming a light sound that compliments the male’s harsh vocals. Together with the lyrics, the music creates a powerful effect that sucks you in, leaving you wanting more. While all the songs on the album are special in their own right, there are a few songs that one should take notice of, with

the first of these songs being “Bow and Helm.” The song immediately kicks in with dual guitars and a pounding drum beat before filling your ears with the horns of Gondor. The male vocalist speaks softly to us about the land of bow and helm, before the voice of the orc breaks in screaming over galloping guitars about the rise of the dragon. Then it slows down, letting the elf and man sing quietly, before quickly returning to the orc attack of guitars and drums. “Kärmessurma” is one of the more unique songs on the album, utilizing both male and orc vocals over a driving guitar. Yet what makes it special is the whole song is sung in elvish, making us feel as if we

are watching a shouting match between a man and orc, before the female comes in and calms everything down. The second-to-last song on the album is worth noting. “Doombound” is the last song to use vocals, and it uses them to such an extent that when mixed with the keyboards and guitars, you truly feel the pain that Túrin felt in his last moments. With a catchy hook and painful roars, the song plows on, dragging you down, before lifting you back up with a piano interlude filled with the serene voice of the elf, giving you peace despite the fact that you are doombound.

dren’s home, which acts as an orphanage and support home for underprivileged children, is a project of Leon Dorleans, the founder of Haiti Outreach Ministries. “We worked on construction,” Lam said, “so we spread concrete and laid a lot of cinder blocks. It was tough work in the heat, but it was productive. The week we were there, we were able to accomplish about three times as much work than under normal conditions, which is what the trip is all about.” This children’s home is a part of an educational network that provides more than 80 per-

cent of schooling to Haitian children. The dearth of public institutions and infrastructure require churches, orphanages and private institutions to provide a last recourse for primary education. “Unfortunately, the education and medical system is in limbo,” Dail said. Due to this, Together We Can focused its group of volunteers to serve these two needs. “Along with us working construction, the medical clinic, based out of a tent, worked around the clock without much rest,” Lam said. “I think they got a 30-minute lunch break.

This is impressive, considering I got heat exhaustion one day.” The construction and medical work provided instantaneous signs of improvement, but Lam and Giancola organized a projected to bring sustained aid to 10 primary school students. The project, called Wolfpack Class of 2026, promises a pledge of $300 to 10 three-year-old students up through university. This sponsored education entailed $300 a year per student until the sixth grade, providing schooling, food, healthcare and even holiday presents. After sixth grade, the contributions will increase

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with regards to student needs. “This will bring back something more tangible, something to track and establish a connection with,” Lam said. Following the mission of Together We Can and Haiti Outreach Ministries, the Wolfpack Class of 2026 project provides a human aspect to service in Haiti. “With regards to service, there must be a relationship,” Lam said. “People feel disconnected when they throw money at a problem without feeling some sort of attachment. These 10 students will be the precedent to follow. We are hoping that this will inspire other or-

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even if you don’t realize it,” Sandberg said. “Teachers who enjoy the subject, and also enjoy people, make an impression on students.” She does, however, admit that numbers are a factor. Some chemistry teachers teach more than 200 students, Sandberg said, so volume gives chemistry some edge over other subjects that teach only smaller classes. Walker said that despite the results of polls such as this one, some people don’t

ganizations across campus to think about sponsoring other students.” The Haitian recovery is more than just providing medical care and laying brick. But according to Giancola, it’s up to individual efforts. Without this initiative on the ground, money and aid can’t accomplish the long-term goal. “It reverts back to this simple tenet,” Giancola said, “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”

take professor rating websites seriously. “I know there is a lot of professor and student skepticism of [websites like MyEdu.com], but we take our reviews and data seriously,” Walker said. “MyEdu has data from over 750 universities and helps students not only choose professors, but manage their entire academic career.”


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goes on roles will be established.” Senior Rey Cotilla, sophcontinued from page 8 omore Chris Overman and redshirt Junior Vance WilFriday. Grant Sasser was our liams are three guys who are also coming off the bench big stopper last year.” Grant Sasser will be heavily looking to play significant relied on in the rotation this roles in the pitching staff season. Last year, he emerged this season.  In six appearas the best relief pitcher, if not ances last season, Cotilla the best pitcher, for the Pack. had the second lowest ERA He held his opponents to a .205 in the bullpen at 3.38, and batting average and had the tied Sasser for lowest opposecond best ERA on the team nent batting average. Overman will most likely assume at 3.56. a greater “This year role this I think I’ll season. In honestly just only eight be trying to appeardo whatever ances last h e s a y s ,” season he Sasser said. grabbed “The biggest one winthing coach ning desays is don’t cision go into the and had a season an5.40 ERA. ticipating or Williams expecting had t he something second that you’re Grant Sasser, redshirt junior most going to do.” pitcher strikeA lso, acout s on cording to Sasser, roles have not yet been the team at 31 coming off established in coach Avent’s ro- the bench. “You got those guys that tation, but the key to success for both himself and the rest of appear to be the guys as of the pitching staff will be to stay late,” Avent said. “Our job ready and focused at all times. is to figure out how to use “He’ll call you at different those guys effectively and times,” Sasser said. “Baseball hope they all stay healthy is a game where everything isn’t and hope someone else steps written out before the game. up to help us out.“ It’s something where they want to work us into it. We have a lot of great pitchers. As the season

“The biggest thing coach says is don’t go into the season anticipating or expecting something that you’re going to do.”

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Redshirt junior Colton Palmer goes against Pierre Frazille of The Citadel, Feb. 15. Palmer won his match 3-1.

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favor. “It is a huge confidence booster, my last six matches were against ranked opponents and I lost all six of them,” Jones said.  “When I got my first takedown with the slam I knew, I felt him break and that’s when I knew I had it.” The audience, including the honored members of the military in attendance, and the Wolfpack bench erupted with Jones’ victory. “I always try to stay humble in victory or defeat but when I saw everyone on their feet I just thought wow this is what I want from now on.  I wanna win like the big guys on our team,” Jones said. The team went on to add victories by junior Quinton Godley, and Eloheim Palma and won

the dual match 27-18 improving to 9-9 on the year. The shift in momentum propelled the team not only for the night but will mark a turning point for the program and the team’s season said head coach Carter Jordan. “The moment the shift started was after Nijel [Jones].  You got to witness tonight the turn of the program and we have been waiting for that all year long,” Jordan said.  “You need a moment like that.  They really turned a corner.  These guys go out fighting.” Caldwell, a team captain, shared Jordan’s view of the impact the win will have on the team. “Guys are starting to go out there and implementing what we have been working on all year, going out there and wrestling hard for seven minutes and inflicting their will upon the opponent,” Caldwell said.

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In addition to having a profound effect on hitting and pitching, the new bats will also put more pressure on the infield defense, since pitchers will be looking to keep the ball down in the strike zone to induce groundballs. With hitting expected to regress, Avent said cutting down on mistakes such as walks and errors will be much more vital than in year’s past. “Defense and pitching have always been a big part of this ballgame,” Avent said. “I think walks and errors will be more paramount now. If the offensive ingredient has been lessened, walking batters or making errors could be [the opposing team’s] only offense that day.” Junior Pratt Maynard, who’s 11 home runs last season is tied for second among returning players, said the most important aspect of hitting with the new bats is to focus on making good, hard contact, and the ball will eventually find a hole. “The whole team has just been trying to take good swings,” Maynard said. “The main key is to make sure you hit the ball hard and after that, whatever happens, happens. That’s the one thing you can do is hit the ball hard and it will find a hole.”

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Sands named Running Backs coach Wolfpack coach Tom O’brien announced Tuesday that Everette Sands will be joining the football team as the new running backs coach. Sands has spent the last six years with The Citadel at the same position, but he has been coaching at the collegiate ranks since 1996. Sands was a four-time All-Southern Conference selection at The Citadel. Sands will be filling the position of Jason Swepson, who left the Pack to become the Elon head coach. SOURCE: PACK PRIDE

Barrett named AllAmerica honorable mention Wolfpack women’s basketball signee Krystal Barrett was named an All-America honorable mention by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Barrett is averaging 21.7 points this season for Skyline High School in Dallas, TX. She is also ranked as the No. 75 overall player and is the No. 21 guard by ESPN and No. 53 by peachstatehoops. com. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

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Today WOMEN’S Swimming/men’s diving @ acc championships Atlanta, Ga., All day Thursday women’s swimming/men’s diving @ acc championships Atlanta, Ga., All day men’s basketball Vs. clemson RBC Center, 7 p.m. Friday softball vs. north dakota state Athens, Ga., 9 a.m. softball vs. marshall Athens, Ga., 11 a.m.

Quote of the day “A lot of the balls are being crushed and coming off the bats with people saying ‘it’s going to go out,’ but then they’re just dying at the warning track instead.” Harold Riggins, junior infielder

Did You know? Former women’s basketball manager, Paige Woodard, got the opportunity to play this past Saturday against Georgia Tech. Woodard was a former walk-on who was cut twice, but got the chance to play one minute for the Pack, which she said was a lifelong dream of hers.

NCAA takes ‘ping’ out of bats New bat standards could lead to power outage across collegiate baseball. Tucker Frazier Senior Staff Writer

The NCAA implemented new bat standards on Jan. 1 with the goal of reducing offensive output after a steady increase in offensive production occurred over the last few years. From 2007 to 2010, the average number of home runs per game rose from .68 to .94.  With its season-opener against Elon only two days away, the N.C. State baseball team has been working to solidify lineups and set rotations, but an obvious schism remains among players that has been part of a controversial topic across the baseball community – the new aluminum bats. The NCAA implemented new bat standards on Jan. 1 with the goal of reducing offensive output after a steady increase in offensive production occurred over the last few years. From 2007 to 2010, the average number of home runs per game rose from .68 to .94. Junior slugger Harold Riggins, the Pack’s top returning homerun hitter (12 HR in 2010), said there has been a noticeable difference in how far balls travel between the new bats and last season’s. “Looking at the scrimmages so far, I’d say there’s a big difference,” Riggins said. “A lot of the balls are being crushed and coming off the bats with people saying ‘it’s going to go out,’ but then they’re just dying at the warning track instead.” The Wolfpack heavily

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Sophomore first baseman Pratt Maynard knocks a single during the first inning of Sunday’s game against No. 1 Virginia. Maynard went 2-3 in the game helping the Pack beat the Cavs 7-6.

What other college coaches are saying: “It’s going to change college baseball, no doubt about it. I haven’t spoken to anybody that says they like them. I don’t mean just players, I mean other coaches. But that is the bat that will go into effect this spring? It is what it is.” -Mike Bianco, Ole Miss head coach

relied on its explosive offense last season, finishing sixth in runs per game (9.1) and tenth in home runs per game (1.58) nationally. But with the NCAA’s new bat standards, offensive production is sure to decline. The only question is, how much? If the new bats result in a drastic power outage for the Pack, coach Elliott Avent said he would not hesitate to look

WRESTLING

“I think it’s going to change the complexion of college baseball. We’ve been using it in BP and scrimmages, and I can tell you it’s made a big difference. Some of those big, strong guys have gotten into some balls pretty good, and they’re not going over the fence.”

“I wouldn’t say that it’s going to impact the home runs as much as just the way the ball comes off the bat, even on ground balls. I think when you square the ball up, it’s still going to go, you’ll still hit home runs and doubles. I don’t think it’s the right thing to do for college baseball at all. I’m not in favor of it one bit.”

-George Horton, Oregon head coach

at other areas if the team found itself struggling to score runs. “These bats are different, but if balls start dying on the warning track and we’re not scoring runs, then we’ll obviously look at doing some things different,” Avent said. “But we think we have one of the best hitting teams in the country and we’re going to do what we have to do to score runs.” While the egos of hitters are

-Brian O’Connor, Virginia head coach

taking a step back, the opposite can be said for pitchers. The new bat standards have altered pitchers’ philosophies and given them a newfound confidence. With would-be home runs turning into shots to the warning track, Wolfpack pitchers have been focusing on pounding the strike zone and forcing hitters to put the ball in play. “With the new bats, I’ve been

“We draw almost 11,000 people a game, and I don’t want it to be a boring game for our fans. We’ve worked so hard getting people following college baseball, and let’s face it, they like the scoring, they don’t want to be bored to death up in the stands.” -Paul Mainieri, LSU head coach Source: Baseball america

working on my fastball command,” right-hander Cory Mazzoni said. “I feel like you can get away with throwing 80 percent fastballs this year as long as you have the right location. So everyone has been focusing on their fastball command and keeping it low in the strike zone.”

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Pack batters the Bulldogs Wrestling evens record with win; Caldwell makes history.

“That played a pivotal part in taking the momentum, it had to get started somewhere,” Little said. Redshirt Senior Darrion Caldwell was intense and Jon Goodman heavily concentrated up until Senior Staff Writer his match. “Wrestling is mental, I’m just The N.C. State Wolfpack wrestling team defeated The getting ready to go and when Citadel on Military Appre- I’m in that zone I feel like I’m ciation Day Feb. 15, 2011, untouchable,” Caldwell said.  27-18. Major General Karl “That last stare is just to let him Horst of the United States know he has no chance.  That’s my circle and Joint Forcany guy that es C omenters it, it is mand and at their own Lieutenant risk.” Colonel The No. Kenneth 1 ranked Ratashak Caldwell won of the by pin with N.C. State 2 :14 left in Army the 1st period ROTC in the 149lb served as match, cuthonorary ting the Citacaptains del’s lead to 3.  for the With the vicmatch and Coach Carter Jordan tory, Caldwell at halftime improved were presented plaques honoring his record to 11-0 and moved them for their service to ahead of Sylvester Terkay as State, college athletics and N.C. State’s all time leader in win percentage at .8974 over State wrestling. The Pack fell to an early Terkay’s .8971. After redshirt junior Colton 12-0 deficit with a pin in the 125lb match and a forfeit in Palmer tied the score 12-12 with a decision in the 157lb the 133lb match. Redshirt Junior Darius matchup, freshman Nijel Jones Little began a momentum put the Pack in the lead with a shift in the matchup by get- pin of No. 8 ranked Turtogtokh ting the Wolfpack on the Luvsandorj in the last minute board with a three-point decision in the 141lb match, bringing the score to 12-3. MATCH continued page 7

“You got to witness tonight the turn of the program and we have been waiting for that all year long.”

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Junior Pitcher Grant Sasser delivers a pitch during the fourth inning of the team’s game against No. 1 Virginia at Doak Field April 4, 2010. Sasser recorded four strikeouts and gave up just one earned run in three innings pitched. State defeated the Cavs 7-6.

Bullpen preparing for upcoming season Elliot Avent is preparing his pitchers in the bullpen for a successful season. Jeniece Jamison Senior Staff Writer

As N.C. State Baseball makes its final preparations before play kicks off with its series against Elon on Friday, we look at the teams’ bullpen for this upcoming season.  According to coach Elliot Avent, the bullpen will

be essential to the success of the team as the starters are getting back into shape at the beginning of the season. Avent plans on monitoring the fatigue of his pitchers by paying close attention to the pitch count and innings pitched. “I think early in the season you have to use pitch count,” coach Avent said. “We’ll use a pitch count or an inning count. It’s going to be a lot of factors used, but counting pitches will be used early on with the cold weather.” Also, according to Avent, the coaching staff isn’t set on a ro-

tation or how they will utilize their bench, but redshirt junior Grant Sasser will be an essential part of their rotation. “It’s hard to make a decision right now,” Avent said. “We had a few scrimmages, enough to get an idea right now, but we don’t have a certainty as of yet. Things change, things are ever evolving. Anthony Samsus, who was one of our key relievers last year, just had Tommy John surgery on Friday. Grant Sasser was our big stopper last

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