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Juan Williams speech postponed Inclement weather delays celebration. Chelsey Francis News Editor
Because of the inclement weather that hit Raleigh Monday afternoon, posing problems for travel, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus commemoration has been postponed. The event was supposed to feature political analyst and author Juan Williams as the keynote speaker. The event is organized by N.C. State’s African-American Cultural Center. As of Wednesday afternoon, the new date for the event has not been finalized. Williams’ presentation was supposed to be entitled, “American Leadership: Stories of Inspiration and Power Behind Proven Lead-
ers.” Williams is the author of Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary and Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965. Williams also hosts America’s Black Forum, a syndicated weekly news program. He is also a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday and is a political analyst for Fox News. Williams graduated Haverford College. He received a B.A. in philosophy in 1976. Currently, Williams sits on a number of boards, including the Haverford College Board of Trustees, the Aspen Institute of Communications and Society Program, Washington Journalism Center and the New York Civil Rights Coalition. According to the African American Cultural Center, Williams also worked for National Public Radio.
Heather Blackwell, a senior in enviromental design in architecture, walks by recently closed Hillsborough Street restaurant Sylvia's Pizza on Wednesday. Sylvia's Pizza is one of several Hillsborough Street businesses that have closed in recent months. "I'm surprised it closed," Blackwell said.
Businesses close, landscape shifting on Hillsborough Pair of businesses shut down over winter break; Hotfox to replace Sylvia’s Pizza.
that happens in business. The owners had different things they wanted to do in life.” “The pair of closings was unfortunate, but part of Hillsborough Street’s continuing evolution,” Murison said. Elise Heglar “It’s pretty natural for a business comStaff Writer munity to evolve, with some busiTwo local businesses on Hillsbor- nesses phasing out and new busiough Street are no more, as of this nesses opening up every now and month. Sylvia’s Pizza and Go Paks then. Sylvia’s and Go Pak were stable businesses on the Convenience Store Hillsborough Street have officially closed w it h dedicated down for good. The customer service.” t wo businesses Still, students were closed without much sad to see Sylvia’s advance notice. and Go Paks go. When told of the Luisa Gomez, a closings, Michael senior in biological Gregory, a junior in sciences, said, “I do biological sciences, not stay on campus, said, “Oh wow. It’s Michael Gregory, a junior in but I did visit Sylvia’s terrible that local biological sciences pizza, and I felt the businesses on Hillsfood was good.” borough Street, espe“I visited the Go Pak store for a Tcially the ones that cater to the student shirt or an occasional snack,” Gregory needs, are closed down.” Hillsborough Street community said. Alan Lovette, who owns Melvin’s organizers chalked up the closings to and 5 O’Clock Sports Bar on Hillscyclical factors. Jeff Murison, the executive direc- borough Street, said he believes the tor for the Hillsborough Street Com- businesses may have never recovered munity Service Corporation, said, from the loss of business during con“I found out late last year about the struction work. Hillsborough Street closings. My understanding is that was undergoing renovations for about they closed due to the natural cycle a year that caused many businesses to
“I visited the Go Paks store for a T-shirt or an occasional snack.”
lose money. “Some people just haven’t really gotten back to normal yet. Students got into the habit of going somewhere else while the construction was going on, and they haven’t transitioned back to Hillsborough yet,” Lovette said. There was no real advertising about the businesses closing. Most people did not hear about the closings until directly before they happened, according to Murison. “Those were great staples to Hillsborough and were well-liked. There’s never much excitement about businesses closing, not the way there would be if we were talking about new businesses opening,” Murison said. There is already talk of a new business to replace Sylvia’s, according to Murison. A local business called Hotfox Pizza will be opening later this year. Hotfox will offer pizza, breadsticks, salad and beer on its menu. “It’s a very urban, social and engaging environment,” Murison said of Hotfox. “It’ ll cater both to the residents around the Hillsborough St reet as wel l as t he student communit y f rom N.C. State.” The construction project on Hillsborough Street officially ended in August. Since then, Hillsborough Street has
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West Deck construction paused as a result of the ice storm. However, as of Wednesday, construction was still on schedule. The deck will have approximately 840 spaces.
West Deck construction continues West Lot Deck will have approximately 847 spaces after construction.
WEST LOT PARKING:
Prior to project: 530 spaces After project: 143 spaces West Deck: approx 847 spaces Total net gain from project: 460 spaces
Currently, the University has taken part of the West Lot in order to work on building a parking deck which will add, overall, 460 spaces to West Lot, with the addition of a parking deck.
N.C. State sustainability delegation headed to Havana University group will travel Cuba to explore its agricultural systems. Joshua Chappell Senior Staff Writer
Sustainable agriculture, not cigars or communism, will be the focus of a four-person contingent on its trip to Havana, Cuba next week. A delegation from N.C. State will travel to Havana and the surrounding area to learn about Cuban sustainable agriculture practices and work with world-renowned leaders of organic agriculture. According to the sponsoring organization, The Natural Environmental Ecological Management Corporation, delegates will “see firsthand largescale Cuban infrastructure developed to support its world-renowned sustainable agricultural system.” Delegates will also get the chance to work with world-renowned leaders of organic agriculture like Fernando Funes.
Headed to Cuba will be: Julie Gross- culture production,” Grossman said. According to Grossman, the fall of man, assistant professor of soil fertility management in organic cropping the Soviet Bloc in 1991 created what systems, Yasmin Cardoza, assistant some call the world’s greatest exprofessor of entomology, Michelle periment in organic agriculture. The Schroeder-Moreno, assistant profes- island nation had an expansive agrisor of crop science, and Jacob Rutz, a culture system of sugar cane production, but their food sophomore in plant production provided and soil sciences. very little food for The CALS Office Cuban citizens. The of International Prosugar that the Cugrams requested that bans produced was the group of profestraded to the Soviet sors participate in Union for almost the delegation due 60 percent of the isto their strong backland’s food. ground in interna“T he resu lt i ng tional sustainable shortages of producagriculture practive capacity forced tices. When GrossCuba to make a maman heard about Julie Grossman, jor shift,” Grossman the opportunity, she assistant professor said. was immediately inThis “experiment” terested. “I have had a fascination with Cuba will provide a great opportunity for for over 15 years, as it is an example non-Cuban citizens to learn from the of rural and urban ingenuity in agri- novel practices.
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“I am hoping that visiting Cuba 18 years after the initial push to develop these low-input farming practices will provide me with case studies I can share with my students,” Grossman said. “I am also hoping for fresh ideas for agricultural research questions and practices that could be applied [in North Carolina].” For Grossman, the conference is not just about learning for herself. As a professor and researcher, she said that she hopes to bring back fresh ideas and teaching methods to share. “Since it is next to impossible for my students to travel to Cuba, I am going to bring Cuba to them,” Grossman said. “I plan to document my trip with video and digital photos in order to bring Cuba into my soil science classroom.” Grossman said she also hopes to use the ideas from the conference to expand her research program in North Carolina. The Grossman Lab studies
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unior in environmental technology Justin Karl and Taylor Waddell, a second-year student in livestock and poultry management, lace up to skate at the AT&T Raleigh Winterfest Ice Rink located in downtown Raleigh. “This is only my second time going ice skating and I plan on falling down a lot because it’s hard to stand up.” They attended on Wednesday because it was sponsored by Campus Recreation.
POLICE BLOTTER January 10 11:05 AM – MEDICAL ASSIST Student Health Center Units responded and
transported student in need of medical assistance. 11:23 AM – FIRE Dabney Hall Fire Protection responded to alarm caused by oven fire. Lab personnel extinguished fire prior to Fire Protection arrival. No injuries and damage limited to
oven. 3:22 PM - CONCERNED BEHAVIOR Public Safety Center Student reported being stalked and harassed by non-student. Subject was verbally trespassed from NCSU property. 3:39 PM – CONCERNED BEHAVIOR ASSISTANCE Pullen Hall Officer issued trespass warning to former student in reference to incident already documented. Appropriate personnel notified. 4:47 PM – SPECIAL EVENT Reynolds Coliseum Officers monitored women’s basketball game. 5:50 PM – LARCENY Dabney Hall Student reported purse being stolen. January 11 7:33 AM – TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Blue Ridge Road/Wm. Moore Drive Two staff members were involved in traffic accident. 8:07 AM – FIRE ALARM Schaub Hall Two staff members were involved in traffic accident. 9:16 AM – MEDICAL ASSIST Bragaw Hall Units responded and transported staff member in need of medical assistance. 12:02 PM – MEDICAL ASSIST Units responded and transported faculty member in need of medical assistance.
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According to Eric Jaskolka, facility construction engineer with the University capital project management, the construction is on schedule. “The contractor’s Notice To Proceed date was June 21, 2010, with a duration of 365 days, which makes the completion date June 21, 2011,” Jaskolka said. “Change Orders and delays could add time to the schedule and as of today none have been issues but there are a couple days pending.” Christine Klein, public communication specialist with N.C. State transportation, said transportation is going to assign the spaces in the deck as “WD.” “The 850 spaces in the deck will be designated ‘WD’ (West Deck) and serve the commuter population, basically becoming an expansion of ‘W’ commuter parking,” said Klein. “The existing 250 space West Lot surface area is currently designated ‘W’ and will become an east campus resident quasi-storage lot. It will be priced between the current RE/RW permits and the RS (resident storage) permit,” said Klein. The deck will initially be opened to only residents living on east campus initially, with plans to include west campus residents if there is sufficient space. “It will be for east residents only, unless we get close to school start and spaces remain, then we will open it to west
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welcomed five new businesses, including FreshBerry, a frozen yogurt bar. According to John Lenzmeier, the original owner of FreshBerry, success for the new businesses will take time. “We opened up after the construction, mostly because we didn’t want to have to work around it,” Lenzmeier said. We’ve been very happy with the success so far, but we would like to reach more of the student body.” Although business is slowly improving, many businesses are still suffering from the effects of the construction work,
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legumes that organic growers in the state use to provide a free source of nitrogen to crops. Rutz, who learned about the trip from working in Grossman’s lab, said the conference is mostly targeted at agriculture professionals, but he did not let that stop him from applying to attend. “I’ve been lucky to be approved by the U.S. government to attend this trip,” Rutz said. “If you really want to learn something, why not surround yourself with those that know the most about that subject?”
Construction on the West Deck is continuing on schedule, according to NCSU Transportation. Currently, trucks are hauling in pre-set pieces of concrete from South Carolina daily.
campus residents,” Klein said. Klein said the West Lot Deck will also allow employees with “C” permits to park in the deck. “The West Lot is now zoned ‘C’ and it’s not definite, but will likely become part of the
east campus resident lot adding another 75 or 100 spaces,” Klein said. “Employees in the area with ‘C’ permits can overflow into the deck as needed.” Jaskolka said that currently the concrete pre-cast.
according to Lenzmeier. “We need to come together as a city, a university, a community and as business owners in order for Hillsborough to be a success,” Lenzmeier said. University students greatly impact the well-being of the businesses on Hillsborough Street, according to Lovette. If businesses on Hillsborough Street were to stay open later to better cater to the hours students usually go out, they would be more successful, Lovette said. “I’m talking about the 30,000 students that live right across the street. Students don’t want to go out until around 10 at night and by then, most
things on Hillsborough are closed. Keeping things open later could really raise business,” Lovette said. There have been a few ideas pitched by business owners to garner more attention for the businesses on Hillsborough. Adding more Hillsborough Hikes, such as the one held every Halloween, or more festivals, such as the one held in September 2010, is something that business owners are considering, according to Lovette. “Students attract more people; that’s all there is to it. If we can get more students out there and interested, we could blow Franklin Street right out of the water,” Lovette said.
A promoter of sustainable agriculture and a fan of Latin American culture like Grossman, Rutz said that he hopes to gain a real sense of what organic agriculture is capable of and how it can be implemented in our state. “This trip will encourage me to continue a scientific understanding of the most appropriate methods and technologies for North Carolina’s organic agriculture system,” Rutz said. For Grossman and Rutz, the issue of safety that accompanies international travel is of the utmost importance. The U.S. State Department says that the nation does not have full diplomatic relations
with Cuba, but Cuba welcomes American travelers and Americans are generally wellreceived. “I have experience traveling to Cuba with another … delegation, and found it to be safe and welcoming,” Grossman said. “Our charter company has ensured very dependable security both in our travels and in our accommodations,” Rutz said. “I have full confidence in the ability of those that organized the trip and our common sense to get us through unscathed.”
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“What you see now being erected is the concrete precast,” Jaskolka said. “These pieces are fabricated in a plant in South Carolina and are trucked in daily. This activity is scheduled into March. If all
goes well we should be right on schedule in June.” The deck site occupies a large portion of the current West Lot on Dan Allen Drive just north of Butler Communication Services building and Grinnells
Animal Health Laboratories. The structure will contain five levels for parking, which will accommodate 847 cars via two entrances.
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Emergency training should get University officials back on track THE FACTS:
Operation Red Rail is an exercise for University officials to practice reacting to a train derailing on campus. The University has one of these exercises every year.
University officials should take this exercise very seriously and improve their internal communication skills and evacuation coordination. After assessing the results, this will ensure a plan is in place to make sure students and employees are safe.
While students are just waking up for their 8:30 classes, a train will derail on campus. But they won’t have to worry, because University departments will be exercising their emergency response skills. University officials should still take it very seriously for the sake of students and employee safety, and University continuity. A similar exercise was organized on March 13, 2007 and 196 people participated in the event. Although the results of this exercise showed that the University officials were quick to establish communication and deal with hazardous materials, they were still advised to improve their internal communication efficiency, and establish multiple evacuation sites for residence halls.
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Since a train track runs right through campus, a train derailment would create a situation that would be chaotic and very difficult to handle in reality. After this initiative, University officials from the disaster management departments should get a better idea of what to expect during this situation and they will be better prepared to react in the future. We are glad that these officials are required to participate in this training to make sure the University and all departments and agencies are prepared in case of a situation like this. University officials should be making their own notes as the
exercise is going on. Identifying weaknesses will be important and making sure the University departments aren’t making the same mistakes. This will make sure students’ and employees’ safety is not compromised in the future. Exposure to such situations in a simulated setting is the most efficient way to prepare for such a disaster. In a controlled environment, there is no chance of a real life-threatening failure. Failure, however, will indicate the University officials will need to quickly put their heads together to make sure a plan is in place. One of the goals of such an
exercise is to demonstrate N.C. State’s capability to communicate effectively. Communication to emergency services, students, faculty members, staff and other members of the community is the key to such a situation. This exercise will prove whether there have been improvements since the previous one, at the same time it will highlight a number of flaws in the current system as well. They will make the student community feel safe on campus and at the same time prepare emergency services to manage disastrous situations better. The more they practice the safer we are.
Students’ opinions do matter while managing huge endowment money
he University received its largest gift in history, $40 million from Lonnie and Carol Johnson Poole, in December. Most of this substantial contribution was donated to the College of Management, which is now the Lonnie C. Pranay Poole Jr. ColDeshpande lege of ManDeputy agement. Viewpoint Editor A f ter t h i s announcement, many University administrators, including Chancellor Woodson and Ira Weiss, dean of Poole College of Management, announced various plans to utilize the money in the future for the betterment of the College of Management and for the benefit of students. The only fact that surprises me is that students’ opinions were not even mentioned even though they should be considered while allocating this huge amount of money. I feel College of Management and its students are well trained and equipped to manage their own money. With departments like accounting, business management and economics being a part of College of Management, there is no shortage of talented individuals capable of managing money coming their way. These students are capable of coming up with ideas that will help the University and the College of Management in the long run. The initiatives and programs focusing on technology, globalization and sustainability will certainly benefit the students in the long run. However we all
need to understand that student needs could be different from the programs or initiatives where this money will be spent. We need to consider that current students might be facing different issues or prospects. It might not be a top priority for them to focus on these broad scaled activities. Their needs might be to focus on something very specific and such requirements need to be considered while making big decisions. I am not suggesting the entire endowment be handed over to students; doing so would be very unwise. At the same time, students should certainly have a say in the decision making. Student opinions need to be valued while making studentrelated decisions. Part of the received endowment could be handed over to students or student views should have some value while making decisions on allotting money. Students certainly deserve to have a voice on the decision in the use of the money that has been donated for their cause. They have a right to decide at least to some extent what is good for them, and some of the money needs to be diverted towards student suggestions. Students from the College of Management, who are the primary recipients of the endowment money, need to form student organizations that will help in wisely spending the money obtained. They need to be assertive when it comes to this endowment money. Students need to wake up to understand things happening around them--be a part of it and not just a mute spectator.
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Do you think the University needs to carry out disaster drills to assess its preparedness? BY ALEX NITT
“The drills are important but the scale they are done on is blown out of proportion.”
If the food isn’t light enough, your wallet is.
Gregory Evans sophomore, human biology
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An essential thank you
t 8 A.M. Tuesday morning you could hear the pops and cracks of ice as a campus work truck slowly crept down Sullivan Drive. Steam could be seen thickening around manhole covers creating a n illusion of fog near the tree line at SulSam livan Hall. Daughtry A half-inch Staff Columnist layer of ice glittered on the sidewalks and streets. The movement around campus was bare as if it were deja vu of Christmas break. As I made the slow slippery walk towards the dining hall I noticed there were no resident lights seen from a distance. A sign that students were taking advantage of the extra sleep time provided while the University was under the delayed opening status. Entering the dining hall, you could hear the random laughter of kitchen staff and the aroma of sausages, eggs and fruits as it wafted outward. The sprinkle of students in the dining area gathered near the television. They watched news broadcasts showing no real visible signs of movement because of the icy conditions. However, while the campus quietly slept there was
a silent army of workers carrying shovels, buckets of salt mixtures, preparing food in dining halls, unlocking building doors and opening C-Stores. It was those silent but indispensible workers that made it possible to ensure that life went on around campus. One thing that stood out was the few students that did make it to the dining halls were thanking the kitchen staff and grounds crewmen for keeping things operational and going. We m a y think there must always be someone that will be there to do these types of wor k s . Service based jobs require a special individual that understands the meaning of sustainability and life moving forward. While most of these jobs sometimes are physically demanding, the jobs themselves garner a sometimes-silent appreciation for those that choose the profession. These essential University workers fulfill the ever-important task to make sure life goes on and students are their priority‚ though without much fanfare or recognition. I was glad to hear those students I could overhear
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thanking dining workers, grounds keepers and other personnel that contributed in such chilling weather. While we seek to graduate and become professionals in the workplace we should also show gratitude and appreciation for those that work diligently behind the scenes around our campus. I am grateful to have such wonderful university workers around our campus. While we may have a recent football trophy to show our accomplishment on the field, we definitely have a winning team when it comes to those that work around our campus. We the students want to thank those essential workers that kept our campus operational. We will always be indebted to the services you provide.
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“The drills are necessary in order for people to know what to do and where to go. When people don't know where to go, that is when accidents happen.” Johnathan Locklear sophomore, industrial engineering
“The drills are nice to have in case something did happen even though such an event would be rare.” Thaddeus Tarkington freshman, management
“Yes. There should be at least one per year so people can be familiar with what they need to do in case of an emergency.” Elizabeth Wallace senior, human biology
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Delving into the Archives: an interview with an archivist interview By Amanda Wilkins | Compilation by Zachary Diezel
echnician Editor-in-Chief Amanda Wilkins sat down last December with Josh Hager, a graduate student in public history and graduate assistant in the D.H. Hill Library Special Collection Archive.
Amanda: What can you do as a student in public history? Josh: I am training to be an archivist, which means that I work with rare books and rare manuscripts. People in public history are training to be, in general, a museum curator,...a person who does historic preservation. There is also traditional history that we take classes in, and that is a track for master’s degrees. You can go on and get a doctorate and be a professor of history. There are many options within the field.
certain fishery. I’ve had a query on various research projects involving intracies of the digestive system in cows, which is what State has records on, of course. As a reference archivist you get whatever the public wants and you can never anticipate it. As an undergrad I worked at Duke and one day we would have a query on the most prominent figure in Methodism, John Wesley, and the next day we would have a query on Playboy. You never know. A: What is your favorite part of the job?
A: What do you plan on doing with your degree? J: It’s actually up in the air right now. I’m tracking to be an archivist, but I may end up doing a traditional degree as well later down the road. No matter what [I chose] my public history degree will be done in May to have an archivist degree. A: What do you do here at the library? J: I am a graduate assistant in the research service’s department of special collections in University archives, which means I held facilitate researchers working with rare books, rare manuscripts. Unlike the rest of the library, we deal with patrons who can come from anywhere. In the rest of D.H. Hill you have to be affiliated with N.C. State or buy a card to be affiliated. Here you can just walk in off the street, in public, you can come from anywhere around the world, and we help researchers from around the world. Just recently, we did a 1,000 page reproduction request for a PhD candidate in Israel. A: About what? J: She was actually researching the history of biomathematics at N.C. State. She’s doing several case studies of biomathematics at universities around the world. She chose N.C. State because of its prominence in science and she said that we had some of the best service of any archive she’d ever contacted.
J: My favorite part of the job is the moment when you see that the researcher has gotten what they want. It’s very gratifying. It’s cool to use the materials. It’s very nice to use rare books and rare manuscripts, and all of my fellow archivists would agree with that, but as a reference archivist particularly my best moment is when researchers ‘get it,’ when they find that one thing they’ve been looking for. Sometimes it happens in person, or the e-mail patron. The Israeli patron I e-mailed with directly. Her e-mail response was that it was exactly what she was looking for and was spot-on. It’s the perfect combination of gratification through service and historical gratification. It was great. A: I just got finished talking to [Todd Kosmerick, University archivist] down stairs, he showed me the special vault. That was really cool. J: The vault is the secret side. I get to work with the public side. Either way is fun. I would like to say, if this is on record, a lot of undergraduates here in History or in CHASS in general, think that usually in CHASS your thinking you’ll go for law school or into teaching. Public history is another alternative for anybody in CHASS. Not just here, but any place that has public history. You get to continue working with Humanities, we have English majors in our department, history majors; we have people who have done forging languages. I’ve a second major in French. One of my colleagues is a second major in German, which helps you with some of the manuscripts you work with. You get to continue your humanities studies, but in a professional field. It’s a really good alternative if you aren’t tracking toward teaching and you aren’t tracking toward law school or some other professional school; public history is a really good route to go.
A: What other things or cool stories do you have? J: Recently we had a class come in working on an art project. I think it was a design class. They used books that are special because of the way that they are designed and printed and bound instead of their content which is unique. Usually we hold books for their information. They used books as old as the 1500’s and as modern as a few years ago. They had a wide array. We’ve had queries on things that are famous like ex-governors, prominent alumni. I’ve had queries on not-so-famous things, like right now I’m working on a query about a number of herring in a
A: Well, I came out because I wanted to see the old Technicians, and put the information my predecessors came up with to use. The 1975 [edition] was actually really interesting. I wasn’t expecting them to do a special section on the chancellor and the previous chancellors. It was really interesting, and definitely rewarding. J: See? That’s what we do. We provide people with the things they don’t expect to find. We have one-of-a-kind materials that you can’t find anywhere else.
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Social Network Meets Carpooling A new carpooling-social network fusion has arrived on N.C. State’s campus. Joanne Wu Correspondent
Zimride and Facebook are teaming up to give carless students, faculty and anyone else in need, a ride. “Zimride is a ride-share service, essentially a digital bulletin board. The system will identify and match you up with those looking to go to the same places,” Alison Carpenter, the University’s transportation planner, said. Zimride’s policy a llows personally-set prices for those looking to either catch a ride or offer a ride. This creates a chance for a little extra pocket change for the semester. “Zimride is a great way to share rides and cut down costs for college students,” Matthew Gromlich, a senior in plant biology, said. “For example, if you choose to drive home to Charlotte next weekend, it will cost you gas money. If you post your ride on Zimride, someone else looking for a ride to Charlotte can ride with you and split the gas cost. Since we are all State students, you really wouldn’t be going out of your way to give someone else a ride and both of you benefit.” Here’s how it works: When signing up online on http:// zimride.ncsu.edu/, Zimride will ask the user how much they would like to be paid per passenger. Perhaps the student is signing up to be a passenger. In this case, he or she will declare how much they are willing to pay the driver. Users can choose to be paid by the hour, by the day, by the week or even by the month. Users quickly learn specificity is key. Students are asked
'ZipCars' offer different car options including both the Scion xB and Toyota Prius. Gas, insurance and 180miles per day are included in their rates.
to provide their basic contact information, indicate where they’re departing from, where their destination is, how many times a week they will need a ride and the approximate time frames on the day they’ll be using the car. During this process, users can specify their driving preferences. Users can log onto their Facebook pages and manage their Zimride accounts there as well. “You also have the option to share your ride postings via Facebook, in addition to Zimride, so you’re more likely
to find a match,” a Zimride representative said. The company also honors the privacy settings Facebook users have already set. “It’s a smaller, safer space than, say, Craig’s List,” Carpenter said. In the event neither party has a car, there are other options. “Zimride is a carpool partner with Zipcar,” Carpenter said. Zipcar is a car sharing and alternative car rental service. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Zimride-Zipcar partnership started at Stanford University in 2009 and has since expanded nation-wide. The combination of Zimride’s social network and Zipcar’s vehicles has been mutually beneficial to both companies. The Zipcars on campus will be provided for carpooling purposes or personal use. And these aren’t just any old machines. The University has worked with the company to select practical, sustainable, and eco-friendly options for student and faculty use. This was done with a grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. There are currently four Zipcar vehicles parked on campus,
active and ready to be used: two Toyota Prius hybrids and two Scion XB Crossovers. “I do recommend Zipcars… For students who live on campus without a car, renting a Zipcar for an hour could be useful to go get groceries. For out-of-state students, Zipcar could be more cost-efficient than bringing a car from home and paying for a P[arking] spot,” Gromlich said. The only commitment required of students is an annual fee of thirty-five dollars and eight dollars for every hour the Zipcar is used. The fees go toward gas, insurance and road assistance. First time Zipcar drivers are able to utilize the first 180 miles free. After the first 180 miles, drivers must pay by the hour. To begin the process, log onto zipcar.com and create an account. The University will be joining many colleges across the state, including Chapel Hill, Elon, Duke, Wake Forest and others all over the nation that are already operating Zipcars on campus. In Raleigh, N.C. State and Meredith College will jointly launch the Zipcars on their campuses the week of Jan. 31.
Did you know: Zimride has accumulated 48,350 miles and reduced 37,519 lbs of CO2 on rides originating from N.C. State Campus alone. Source: zimride.ncsu.edu
What is Zimride? And how does it work? Zimride is: A digital bulletin board to connect potential carpool partners Ayanna Seals/Technician
Viewing a pamphlet picked up on their way to Bragaw, Megan Langley, a sophomore in political science and Taylor Dicken, a freshman in engineering, take interest in the new ZipCar program. The program allows students to rent cars on a hourly rate. "I think the program is interesting and convenient, especially since I don't have my car on campus," said Dicken.
1) Join at http://zimride.ncsu.edu 2) Log in with your Unity ID 3) Search for potential carpool partners by time and/ or destination
Marked with green stars are the Zipcars locations on campus
Did you know: Zipcar and Zimride can both be found on Twitter and Facebook. They use social media to inform followers on news and deals.
What is Zipcar? And how does it work? Zipcar is: An alternative car rental 1) Join at zipcar.com/ncsu, or use the iPhone or Android apps 2) Reserve a car at the location of your choice 3) Unlock your car using the code given upon payment 4) Drive to your destination Source: zipcar.com
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just a better wrestler during his time here. “He’s a man now,” Jordan said. “We know that he’s going to graduate now, which I’m not sure any of us knew was a sure thing when he started out here. I promised his father and I promised him that in his time here he would graduate and he would be in a spot to win a national title. He has done one, now I don’t think there is any doubt he will do the other.” Caldwell won the National Championship in 2009, but he does not plan on stopping at one. Jordan said that being the best wrestler in a specific weight class is difficult, but winning two National Championships is a feat that has never been done at State. “He can go from being great to a legend at N.C. State,” Jordan said. “There are a couple hundred overall winners of a National Championship, but there are between about 40 or 50 who have won the title multiple times. That would be something very special.” Even with all the success Caldwell has had with the Pack, he said that he still wants to achieve something more after he finishes his collegiate wrestling career--and that something would have him wearing the stars and stripes of the U.S. The projected event dates for the Wrestling Olympic Trials are April 19-21, 2012, and Caldwell said he plans to attend in hopes of making the cut. While Caldwell is still try-
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CAREER ACCOLADES • • • • • •
ACC Champion 2007, 2008, 2009 All-American 2008, 2009 Outstanding Wrestler, NCAA Championships 2009 National Champion 2009 ACC Rookie of the Year 2007 ACC Wrestler of the Year 2007 SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
ing to achieve more at the collegiate level, he has also earned the respect of his teammates through his personality on the mat. “He has been a huge motivation to me mainly because of the intensity that he brings every time he hits the mat,” redshirt junior Darrius Little said. “He has been like a brother to me since I got here. Every time we need a win, like when someone else gets pinned, we know we can count on him to get a big win and some crucial points for us.”
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for the cold, but I’m excited.” Registration was extended until tonight at midnight as a result of the winter weather delays and cancelations. “With the beginning of the semester and the ice storm we had I didn’t have a chance to register before the original deadline,” Jonathan Betts, a senior in civil engineering, said. ”So the extension really helped get me and my friends there.” Tents and sleeping bags are highly recommended and are available to rent for the night through Campus Recreation at a discounted rate. Students
can start setting up their campsites around 6:00 p.m. all along the streets of Dunn and Jeter. Student Government is tasked with assigning specific campsites for each individual group. Campus Police are asking participating students to park in the Coliseum Deck or the Dan Allen Parking Deck. Students are expected to abide by the NCSU Code of Student Conduct, requesting that there are no open flames, alcohol or weapons during the campout. However, tailgate items such as corn hole and latter ball are allowed and encouraged.
CAMPOUT 2011 SCHEDULE: 7pm-8pm: Sign-In at the Registration Table at the Front of Reynolds Coliseum. You will be given a group campsite and then can go set-up.
Events taking place inside of Reynolds Coliseum. These will be hosted by Campus Rec.
11:30pm to 12am
Transition students to Talley Student Center for All Night Bash Activities
UAB Hosted Events In Talley Student Center including Wolves Den.
Annual Campout Movie hosted by UAB in front of w Student Center. They will be showing “Cool Runnings” this year.
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• 16 days until the men’s basketball team takes on UNC at Chapel Hill.
• Page 7: A continuation of the story on the UNC Campout and Darrion Caldwell.
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Swepson named head coach at Elon Jason Swepson, former running backs coach for N.C. State’s football team, was named the head coach of Elon University. Swepson is the seventh former assistant under Tom O’Brien that has been named to a head coaching job for a Division-I program. Swepson had coached under O’Brien since 1999 as the running backs coach. Diabetes Run.
Caldwell cementing his place in Wolfpack history books
SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Hahn named sportscaster of the year for N.C. Play-by-play announcer Gary Hahn was named North Carolina’s Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters of America. Hahn does the play-by-play announcing for Pack football, men’s basketball and baseball games. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
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Junior Darrion Caldwell pins his opponent during the Wolfpack Invitational Wrestling Match in Reynolds Coliseum Nov. 8, 2008. Caldwell won the match for his weight class.
Senior only the second wrestler in N.C. State history to win 100 matches. Cory Smith Deputy Sports Editor
January 2011 Su
Friday TRACK AT VIRGINIA TECH INVITATIONAL Blacksburg, Va., All Day WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AT NORTH CAROLINA Chapel Hill, N.C., 7 p.m. GYMNASTICS VS. OKLAHOMA Reynolds Coliseum, N.C., 7 p.m. WRESLTING AT VMI Lexington, Va., 7:30 p.m. Saturday TRACK AT VIRGINIA TECH INVITATIONAL Blacksburg, Va., All Day MEN’S TENNIS VS. DAVIDSON J.W. Isenhour Facility 10 a.m. MEN’S BASKETBALL AT FLORIDA STATE Tallahassee, Fla., 4 p.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “I want to have the most wins at N.C. State, which means finishing this season undefeated.” senior Darrion Caldwell
DID YOU KNOW? With the football team’s 25th finish in the final AP Poll, it marks the first time since 2002 that it finished in the top-25.
Senior wrestler Darrion Caldwell has won a National Championship, an ACC Championship and now he has become, statistically, the second-best wrestler in N.C. State history. A native of Rahway, NJ, Caldwell became just the second wrestler in history to win 100 matches for the Pack. He now trails only Sylvester Terkay, who wrestled during 1990-93, for the all-time lead in wins for the Wolfpack. Since the beginning of the season, Caldwell, who wrestles at the 149 weight class, has gone 6-0 after returning
from shoulder surgery. This to have the most wins at N.C. past weekend in the Wolfpack State, which means finishing Duals, he swept every match, this season undefeated.” Caldwell has already had going 4-0. In fact, the last time he lost one undefeated season, which was by injury default 29 match- actually led to his first NCAA es ago, and the last time that he National Championship, when lost by being outscored on the he finished the 2008-09 season mat was 45 matches ago. This 38-0. But shortly afterward, he sustained is a strea k a s hou ld e r that Caldwell i nju r y t hat plans to keep would require up, as he tries not only surto finish the gery, but also season unrequired that defeated. he sit out the “I feel like entire 2009the more 10 season. goals I set for “I definitely myself, the feel like the more I want i nju r y ha s to get better given me some and achieve limitations,” more,” junior Darrius Little Caldwell said. Caldwell “But there are said. “I think that gives me an advantage over also a lot of positions in wressome guys who just want to be tling, and there are a lot of ways .500 or better wrestlers. I want I can open a guy up and impose
“He has been a huge motivation to me mainly because of the intensity that he brings every time he hits the mat.”
BY THE NUMBERS 100 Wins Losses 12 Total Pins 55 .895 Winning percentage SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
my will. I feel like I have a wide variety of moves and pinning combinations that I can use even with my injury.” As a freshman, Caldwell showed his dominance over the ACC by becoming the ACC champion and winning wrestler of the year in the conference. Though he was a premiere wrestler before he came to State, Head Coach Carter Jordan believes he has matured into much more than
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Cold weather unable to stop campers One of N.C. State’s longest traditions, the campout for the UNC Game, takes place this Saturday.
in political science, said. “Students will be able to escape the frigid temperatures.” UAB and Student Government are combining Campout and All Night Bash. This is the last year Campout will be in front of Reynolds Coliseum Rebecca Fiorentino until Talley’s renovations are Staff writer finished. In Reynolds there Before student ticketing will be a 3 vs. 3-basketball went electronic, students tournament to raise money would brave the cold and for the Jimmy V Foundation camp out in front of Reyn- for Cancer Research. Campers olds Coliseum in hopes of can register online and with receiving a ticket to a bas- a maximum of five people on ketball or football game. each team. There will also be a hockey The first campout started in 1967 and has been a Wolf- shooting station hosted by the Carolina Hurricanes, along pack tradition ever since. But now with the rise of with prizes, tickets, board the online ticketing system, bucks and memorabilia. In standing out in the cold Talley there will be an array nights during January and of food, student organizations February has been rendered and karaoke. At 2:30 a.m. stuobsolete for all games but dents will be required to go back outside one. This a nd e it he r ga me is head to their the men’s tents or to the basketball movie “Cool matchup Runnings,” against which will be the North showing outCarolina side of Talley. Tar Heels. In order to This m a k e s u re year’s freshman Matt Hirsch students campout are there all will take place Saturday, Feb. 23. As night, checkpoints will be adof Wednesday afternoon ministered randomly throughthere are 2,000 students out the night. Two-thirds of signed up to participate. each group must be together at Organizer Robert Walsh of the checkpoints or the group the Student Government will be disqualified from restarted planning the event ceiving tickets to the game. William Burnet, a junior in August. “More events will be tak- in business administration, ing place inside Reynolds said he believes that receiving and Talley through the good seats at the RBC Center night,” Walsh, a sophomore is worth the price of staying
“I plan on bringing ten blankets. I’m not ready for the cold, but I’m excited”
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In the parking lot next to Reynolds Coliseum, David Rhoden, a senior in chemical engineering, helps set a tent. “I think Lee field was a little nicer just because there was grass everywhere so you could actually stake your tent,” Rhoden said.
awake all night and suffering through the cold weather. “Last year my friends and I got sideline tickets,” Burnet said. “The year before we didn’t camp out, and got the upper level seats.” According to The Weather Channel, the low on Saturday night is expected to be about 28 degrees. But with 2,000
students already signed up, the temperature will not keep determined fans from getting seats for the UNC game. “I plan on bringing ten blankets,” Matt Hirsch, a freshman in environmental design in architecture, said. “I’m not ready
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Gut check time
here comes a time, usua l ly severa l times actually, in every season of every sport from little league all the way to the professional ranks where athletes and coaches f i nd out what their Sean Klemm t e a m i s made of. Deputy Sports Editor Coming off its fifth loss of the season, three of which have been on the road and one at a neutral site, the Pack travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State on Saturday with hopes of attaining its elusive first win away from home. In the loss against Boston College, State had trouble doing two things – defending the three-point shot and containing Reggie Jackson, who, to his credit, is a strong candidate for ACC Player of the Year and a future first round NBA draft pick. Nonetheless, John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey’s mantra for crashing weddings, ‘no excuses play like a champion,’ applies. Again, the youthful Wolfpack will have its hands full guarding FSU’s leading scorer Chris Singleton, who is a threat from deep, inside and on the boards. Singleton averages 15.6 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game and shoots better than 41 percent from beyond the arc. Along with Singleton, State’s big men will have their work cut out for them on the boards. Florida State is ranked No. 9 in rebounds per game while the Pack sit at No. 41. A healthy Tracy Smith certainly helps in the equation. But for N.C. State to be successful in Tallahassee, it must limit second chance opportunities for Florida State and be effective rebounding the basketball. That being said, the month of January, in particular the three game stretch that began with Boston College on Tuesday and ends next Wednesday at home against Duke, is where the Pack will need to prove it can contend in the ACC. Duke has a good shot at running the table in the conference and some experts even say repeating as National Champions and Florida State has emerged as a top-tier team in the conference this season. A win against either team would go a long way with NCAA selection committees and serve as a great boost of confidence for the young N.C. State team. The Pack have played some good teams, three of which rank in the top 25, however a “resume building win” still remains evasive. If State hopes to make an NCAA tournament appearance for the first time since 2005, the young Wolfpack will need to find a way to finish games, especially in conference play. “There is an art to winning,” sophomore forward Scott Wood said in a post game interview with the News & Observer’s J.P. Giglio after Tuesday’s loss. “We’re clawing at it, but we can’t quite seem to grasp it.” Wood seems to always have big performances against the Seminoles, averaging 24.5 points per game, the Pack hope Wood can be its Picasso en route to improving to 2-1 in conference play, and more importantly, grasping the art of winning.