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thursday , APRIL 8, 2010 upa concert Local band rocks out in former Ben and Jerry’s space on Calhoun. page 5
Student Senate’s failure to pass diversity outreach bill a step back for UC. page 4
born ready to leave Lance Stephenson will turn pro after just one year with the Bearcats. page 3
EFC cracks whip on early election campaigning Ariel Cheung the news record
While campaigning for Undergraduate Student Government elections began Monday, April 5, one slate had to put its campaign on hold for two days. Drew Smith and Mark Rooney, Slate 59, were penalized by the Election Facilities Committee and forced to postpone their campaign for two days due to accusations of campaigning before the official season began. The pair sent e-mails to University of Cincinnati students during Winter quarter
attempting to get feedback about the university. While Rooney and Smith claim they only wrote they might be running, the EFC ruled against them. “We just said we were interested in running, but interested in running does not mean you’re actually running,” said Rooney, a third-year accounting and finance student. “In no way did we say we were for sure campaigning.” The e-mail in question had “Smith / Rooney” in the signature, which is a violation of the election rules. “There shall be no formal campaigning (i.e. flyers, buttons, collecting of funds, and postal and electronic mailings)” before the campaign season
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passing out flyers all day, every day of campaigning,” Rooney said. “Really trying to get our name out there. We believe we are the best slate and we’ll do whatever we can.” If a student has a complaint concerning elections, they can file a grievance form on the SG Web site. Once the form is filled out, the EFC chair determines the viability of the grievance, Janek said. Within 24 hours of the grievance being filed, a meeting is called and the EFC makes a decision and settles on an appropriate penalty, which goes into effect immediately. see campaign | page 6
has begun, according to Section I of SG’s campaigning regulations. The EFC saw the e-mails as a breach of the rules, said Tim Janek, EFC chair, and resulted in a two-day suspension from campaigning. Smith and Rooney do not believe they broke the rules. “We talked to everyone beforehand and told them we do not know we’re running for sure,” Rooney said. “We’re just interested to hear your feedback. We want to know where we need to go.” Despite the setback, Slate 59 began campaigning Wednesday, April 7. “We have a strategic campaign strategy:
The Cincinnati Tea Party, Cincinnati 9/12 Project and the Ohio Liberty Council will be hosting its 2010 Tax Day rally featuring a host of guest speakers, including 700 WLW’s Bill Cunningham and talk show host Sean Hannity from Fox News. Hannity will sign copies of his new book “Conservative Victory” and will be taping his Fox News show from the arena. Tickets are $5 for general seating and $20 for premium seating. Those attending are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to Our Daily Bread ministry. jazz and orchestra series when:
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11
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The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music is bringing out both its symphony orchestra and its big band to create a 90-piece group that will go through a set list of “creative jazz.” Rick VanMatre, director of CCM’s jazz studies program will also play a tune on his saxophone never-before heard in Cincinnati sax concerto. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for non-UC students and free for UC students. For information, call the CCM performance information office at 513-556-4183. index
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Watch your head Renovations in the Rieveschl Hall chemistry labs will bring them up to speed regarding safety and equipment concerns. The updated labs will assist in improving UC’s STEM mission. james sprague the news record
An Ohio educational initiative has spurred massive science lab overhauls at the University of Cincinnati. The improvements were initiated due in part to a statewide effort known as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. The goal of the STEM program is to educate students in these areas to improve Ohio’s competitive position in the national economy, said Greg Hand, UC spokesperson. UC has been proactive concerning the STEM program, establishing the FUSION Center in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. The center allows for the collaboration of STEM education faculty while improving academic practice for both teachers and students from kindergarten through college. Hughes Center High School and Taft Elementary are two establishments within the Cincinnati Public School system that have partnered with UC to facilitate the implementation of STEM. In addition to improving effectiveness
—BRUCE AULT, uc PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY
for teachers and students in elementary and secondary education, UC is looking to use the initiative to improve its own student body. One example of this is the renovation of the Rieveschl Hall chemistry labs. The 40-year-old labs, which are used for student work in the realm of organic chemistry, are receiving an entire restructuring slated for completion in March 2011. In order to support the STEM program, the university had to update some of its science facilities, Hand said. The Rieveschl labs, originally constructed in 1970, were horribly out of date, said Bruce Ault, professor of chemistry at UC. “We were working safely, but not in a safe environment,” Ault said. Students in the old labs performed on
New provost search hits home stretch jason garrison the news record
The hunt is on for a new University of Cincinnati provost. A committee, made up of
students, faculty and an outside executive search firm was specifically created to aid in the process April 1. The new provost, when hired, will replace departing Anthony
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“We were working safely, but not in a safe environment.”
bench tops, which limited the work they could accomplish. The renovations, however, will provide individual fume hoods for students, Ault said. The hoods will be composed of glass, which will allow instructors to have an entire visual of the students performing their experiments, Ault said. “There will be a number of modern safety techniques in the labs,” Ault said. The construction has made it hard in the interim for the department, though. “We’ve had to scramble for lab space,” Ault said. The renovation is in its last leg, said Pete Luken, project manager for the department of financial planning, design and construction. Luken is the project manager overseeing the Rieveschl improvements. “We’ve finished one lab early, but still need to finish four more labs,” Luken said. Unlike Rieveschl’s original construction, which was delayed for months due to a pipefitters strike, the current project has faced no such obstacles.
closing up shop Senior Vice President and Provost Anthony Perzigian will retain his position — and office — until a suitable replacement is found.
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Perzigian, who has held the position since 2000 and announced his retirement Tuesday, Jan. 19. The provost position is charged with academic aspects of the university and sets the academic goals and standards for UC. The search committee is comprised of 14 members, consisting of faculty appointed by UC President Gregory Williams, faculty senate, Undergraduate Student Government, graduate students and representatives from the Atlanta-based executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles International Inc. Heidrick and Struggles representatives attend the committee’s weekly meetings via conference calls, plus are responsible for contacting nominees for the position if they are deemed qualified. The firm then tries to convince those nominated to apply for the provost position. Williams allotted the provost search committee with a target hire date of July 1, said Raj Mehta, a
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professor of marketing and one of six faculty members appointed to the search committee. “We are working expeditiously to meet the July 1 time frame,” Mehta said. The committee has held numerous meetings recently with various faculty and student groups to get feedback on what is needed in the new provost. “The provost must articulate and advocate for academic priorities to assure the university’s status as a world-class research and teaching institution,” according to doctrine for the position. The provost position is also tasked with fostering diversity within all areas of the university and champion academic excellence by collaborating with faculty, student leadership and deans. The search committee is accepting applications through April 20, at which point they will screen the applicants and begin the hiring process.
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The Boston-based band performed some songs from their latest album, “A Watched Pot,” which was released last summer. Bleu began with his new single, “No Such Thing as Love,” and followed it with “Boy Meets Girl,” which is upbeat and fun. “I’m In Love with My Lover,” a slow and contemplative song, brought the energy back down. However, when Bleu switched to electric guitar for the song “Singin’ in Tongues,” the guitar was too loud and overpowering for such a small venue. Closing the set, Bleu played “The Penguin Song,” which was sweet with Seiders joining in for vocals and whistling. Bleu joked about opening for Scott Simons because Bleu is older than Simons, and left with Seiders to get food at a nearby bar. “That place sucked … It was so fucking disgusting,” Bleu said about their order of tater tots, which he said were probably soaked in the same oil for the past five years. Meanwhile, those that remained for Scott Simons were not disappointed. This singer/songwriter from West
Virginia was in the band The Argument for 10 years before Simons went solo. Simons’ first success was his cover of Rihanna’s hit single “Umbrella,” which aired on Cincinnati’s radio station 94.9 The Sound. Simons just released his first EP, “The Start of Something” with the indie label Rostrum Records. The Argument failed to ever get signed, so this truly is the start of something for Simons’ musical career. Simons said he grew up listening to the Beatles, Billy Joel and Elton John. Now he listens to an array of artists including Vampire Weekend, Death Cab for Cutie and Imogen Heap. Simons’ sound is influenced by bands like Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal Service. Simon’s lyrics are creative and beautiful. In the song “Eye to Eye” he sings, “But even when we’re face to face/ We never see eye to eye.” For the house concert, Scott Simons played keyboard and used synthesized music from his Macbook, which thankfully worked despite Simons accidentally dropping it right before he began.
Simons engages the audience as he performs by telling jokes and anecdotes between songs, and he has charisma during his performance as well. He took requests from the audience, playing songs whose lyrics he had forgotten and not played in years. But he ploughed through and then poked fun at himself by singing about how he was sorry he sucked. Simons played 15 songs, ending with a show tune remix of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” A bizarre way to end the show, but it showcased his creativity. When Bleu and Seiders returned, they joined Simons to play a completely unique version of Oasis’ “Wonderwall,” which has been covered innumerable times. But they put a jazzy spin on the song giving it new life. Laura Walter, community manager of UPA, who helped organize this concert with her husband Don, said that she plans on organizing another concert for this summer on the patch of grass behind UPA, most likely featuring local bands. “I want to have something for people to get exposed and give people something to do,” Walter said.
flyers and the Web site,” said Smith, a third-year international business and operations management student. “So we decided to bite the bullet.” But there is a positive side to the delayed campaign start, Smith said. “We have the best campaign team in the word, and if anything [the penalty] gave us two more days to prepare,” he said. “We’re ready to get out there and fight even harder on this campaign trail.” The slate had been working on
gathering focus groups and had already spoken to the majority of students included in the e-mail, which was only a formality, Smith said. “We do not believe we were campaigning before the start,” Smith said. “However, Mark and I both understand EFC is doing their job, and that’s what they’re there for.” Election campaigning will continue on campus until the elections April 19 through 21.
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“There’s anything from ‘not viable’ all the way up to expulsion from the election,” Janek said. After the decision is made, the slate can appeal within three days and the appeal is heard at the next senate meeting. Smith and Rooney chose not to appeal the decision. “Because of the time frame of the start of the campaign, if we had appealed and the senate had withheld the decision, we would have had to take down all our
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Work on the building is on schedule, said Mark Zimmerman, vice president of Schrudde and Zimmerman Inc., a construction company based in Covington, Ky., involved with the project. The company performs various tasks throughout the improvements, such as concrete work, demolition, drywall and painting while leading the coordination
among themselves and four other prime contracting companies that perform the electrical, plumbing, sprinkler and mechanical work for the project. Besides being on schedule, the renovations have been running smooth without any major issues or incidents, Zimmerman said. “It’s been a pleasure to work up there,” Zimmerman said.
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overlong, boring epic which (in retrospect) seemed doomed the instant some proclaimed it to be the next “Star Wars” (1977) prior to its release. In both cases, the exact opposite occurred. “Battlefield Earth” was a project its star and producer Travolta wanted to get off the ground for while. According to Shapiro, Travolta even referred to the original L. Ron Hubbard novel as “the ‘Schindler’s List’ of sci-fi.” When it only made a fraction
of its budget at the box office ($29 million with a budget of $73 million), the film became a punch line for Travolta’s career and toy stores were left with truckloads of “Battlefield Earth” action figures that nobody wanted. What’s sadder, though, is that Travolta’s films in the years since haven’t matched the greatness of his past work such as “Carrie” (1976) and “Pulp Fiction” (1994).
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over and out Lance Stephenson averaged 12.3 points per game in his freshman season.
After initially saying he would stay at the University of Cincinnati for his sophomore season, Brooklyn, N.Y., native Lance Stephenson has decided go pro after playing only one season with the Bearcats. “I have decided to withdraw from the University of Cincinnati and enter my name into this year’s NBA draft,” Stephenson told SNY.tv. “After carefully reviewing my options, it is now clear to me that the need to emotionally and financially support my family, especially my young daughter, along with my long-standing and burning passion to play in the NBA, outweighs my desire to return to the University of Cincinnati.” Stephenson is scheduled to submit his paperwork to the NBA and will enter the 2010 NBA Draft, June 24, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. “I want to thank the administration, the athletic department and the entire coaching staff, especially [head coach] Mick Cronin and Tony Stubblefield at the University of Cincinnati, for their support and guidance over the course of this past year,” Stephenson said. “It was and always will be a privilege to be a Bearcat.” Cronin fully understands and supports Stephenson’s decision to continue his development as a professional. “Lance is a very determined and hardworking
young man, and he knows that he has much to learn and must improve as a player,” Cronin said. “Lance and his family are very aware of the path that lies ahead for him, and one thing that I have 100 percent confidence in is that Lance is willing to work as hard as he can to reach his potential. We appreciate his efforts on the floor and in the classroom at UC, and wish him all the best as he pursues his goals as a professional.” Stephenson’s two-year-old daughter Liara was one of the main reasons he decided to make the jump to the NBA. “My daughter has played a big role in my life,” Stephenson told SNY.tv. “Ever since she came, I’ve just been real focused. I take everything more serious. I’m just more mature.” Stephenson averaged 12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game his freshman season and was named the 2010 Big East Rookie of the Year. The 6-foot 5-inch, 210-pound guard is projected to be selected in the second round in most mock NBA drafts. Guaranteed contracts are only given to first round picks. Earlier this season, Stephenson said he felt he wasn’t playing his best basketball, and that was the reason he decided to stay at Cincinnati for another year. “I don’t think I’ve had an NBA season this year, so the best choice for me is to stay,” Stephenson said Tuesday, Feb. 23. see nba | page 2
Banks, Jancek Bring new attitude to defense
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fresh new faces Tim Banks and John Jancek will share the title of co-defensive coordinators for the University of Cincinnati football team.
Co-coordinators implement new playbook
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he University of Cincinnati football team has become famous in recent years for its high-octane, neverslow-down offense. Players like Ben Mauk, Dominick Goodman, Tony Pike and Mardy Gilyard will do that to a program. But on the other hand, Cincinnati’s defense wasn’t exactly anything to write home about last season. The Bearcats let Fresno State’s Ryan Mathews help keep the Bulldogs’ offense on Nippert’s field for nearly three quarters of their game last season, and on four occasions the Cincinnati defense allowed 36 points or more, including a 51-point drubbing in the Sugar Bowl. Cincinnati’s defense will be under the leadership of its third defensive coordinator in the past three seasons. Well, actually, third and fourth. Tim Banks and John
Jancek share the title of co-defensive coordinators. Jancek also coaches the Bearcats’ linebackers, and on game days, Banks will be making critical decisions, but it won’t be a solo effort. “I’ll be in charge of play calling, but again at the same time, some guys might suggest, ‘Hey, what do you think about this? What do you think about that?’ It’s a team effort,” Banks said. Banks, who came to Cincinnati after three seasons alongside first-year head coach Butch Jones at Central Michigan, led a Chippewas defense that ranked tops in the Mid-American Conference in scoring defense in 2009. But keeping offenses at bay in the Big East will be a new challenge for Banks and his staff. “The MAC was a wide-open conference,” Banks said. “I think in the Big East you’ll see those same types of styles of offense, but I think you also combine that with the ability see defense | page 2
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fresh cut grass The University of Cincinnati women’s golf is prepairing for the Big East Tournament held in Palm Harbor, Fla.
UC places fifth at Canes and Cards Classic Jason garrison the news record
The University of Cincinnati women’s golf team finished its last tournament before the Big East championship Tuesday, April 6, when it placed fifth out of 10 teams in the Canes and Cardinals Classic in Miami, Fla. Cincinnati finished with a final team score of 929, which was just two more than Florida Golf Coast University’s 927 and 21 strokes more than the tournament champion University of Maryland’s score of 908. The Bearcats finished 44 strokes over par, but recorded a season low final team round of 299. “We are pleased with the outcome, especially from the standpoint of the third round score, and we are moving in the direction we’ve been working for as a team,” said UC head coach Janet Carl. Freshman Alex Carl and sophomore Kristin Price led UC to its fifth place finish after careerbest performances. Carl finished with a first round score of 74, a second round score of 81 and a career low score of 72 in the third and final round. Carl turned in a final score of 227 and finished in a tie for sixth place. Kristin Price tied for 12th place with first and second round scores of 78 and a third-round score of 75, finishing with a final score of 231. Junior Bambee Dela Paz also helped lead Cincinnati as she finished in ninth place, just one stroke behind Carl, with a final three-round score of 79–77–72=228. Junior Jenny Linville finished tied for 43rd with a final three round score of 81–83–80=244. Junior Kate Moore finished tied for 47th place with a final score of 83–82–88=253. Next up for the Bearcats is the Big East championship, which will be played at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla., April 18 through April 20. There are two top-25 teams in the Big East: University of Notre Dame and University of Louisville. “It would be a Cinderella story, but we have the potential and an opportunity to play really well,” coach Janet Carl said.
“It would be a Cinderella story, but we have the potential and an opportunity to play really well.” —Janet Carl, uc WOMEN’S GOLF COACH
Cats come from behind, Morehead blows lead in eighth sam elliott the news record
T.J. Jones hit his second home run of the season to spark a six-run eighth inning and the Bearcats baseball team bested the Golden Eagles of Morehead State 9-7 in a mid-week matchup, Wednesday, April 7. Trailing 5-3, right fielder Mikel Huston scored from first base off a Morehead error before Jones’ home run scored two runs to give the Bearcats (14-12, 2-4 Big East) their first lead of the night. Later in the inning, pinch hitter Jake Procter drove in his first career RBI, Nick Rohlfs sacrifice bunted a run home and Jamel Scott hit an RBI single to extend Cincinnati’s lead. Despite the offensive output, UC head coach Brian Clearly still expects more from his team. “I think we just have such a long ways to go offensively,” Clearly said. “We did some good things; we executed some stuff and had some key hits when we needed them, but we’ve got a long ways to go. We just don’t have enough guys doing a good enough job.” Early in Wednesday’s game it was Cincinnati’s pitchers that weren’t doing a good enough job. Left-handed starter Thomas Gentile lasted just one inning, giving up four
“We gave them four runs in the second and we were able to kind of stop that bleeding and settle down out of the bullpen.” —brian cleary UC baseball head coach
runs, three earned, on four hits. After Michael Fear, Taylor Davis and Andrew Deeds hit three-straight doubles for the Eagles and scored three runs to begin the second inning, Gentile was pulled in favor of right-hander Sam Slavik. Slavik pitched three scoreless innings, but Kevin Johnson earned the win for the Bearcats after throwing four innings and allowing only one run. “I think we pitched very poorly in the beginning, and we were able to get better out of the bullpen,” Clearly said. “We gave them four runs in the second and we were able to kind of stop that bleeding and settle down out of the bullpen and keep it there until we were able to inch back in it.” Johnson started the game as the designated hitter, went 1 for 3 at the plate and scored a run, but his pitching performance is what most pleased Clearly. “It was big because Sam Slavik did a really good job, but he’s typically a one or
two inning type guy, and without those four innings that Kevin gave us it’s a different game,” Clearly said. Reliever Andrew Burkett came into the game in the ninth to close out the win for the Bearcats, but not before giving up a two-run home run by Morehead’s Luke Bainer. Three batters later, Burkett’s lone strikeout of the night ended the game and all hope for an Eagles rally. The Bearcats ended their five-game homestead with a 2-3 record, and, after a one-game break, will return to Big East play Friday, April 9, when the team travels to South Orange, N.J., to face Seton Hall. “Seton Hall is a really tough place to score runs, so that doesn’t necessarily play in our favor,” Clearly said. “They pitch really well, so we’re going to have our hands full scoring enough. We’re going to have to pitch and play defense well. I think we’re probably looking at three really tight games there.”
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eighth-inning rally The University of Cincinnati scored six runs in the eighth inning to beat Morehead State 9-7, April 7.
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Safety first: choosing “smart” majors bad career move discussion board for all walks of life
Choosing a major. Frustrating isn’t it? From orientation and taking our first steps as Bearcats, we’ve been pressured to commit. They tell us we have two years until the decision must be made — which helps — but even then it haunts us. Some are lucky, knowing exactly which path to take, while the rest of us find ourselves lost in questions. What am I good at? What makes me happy? What career pays the most? The order of these questions might vary, but we’ve all pondered them. For some of us the pressure, combined with an infamously unstable economy, can be discouraging. So, if you’re like me, you went back to basics. Since we were children we learned that safety comes first. Just as I accepted it as a child, I adopted it into my adult life. I took the safe way out; I know I’m not alone.
“I had nothing else I was really interested in [when I chose my major],” said Brad Kamman, a fourth-year business student. “And the pay sounds good.” Like Kamman, I tried my luck in business, but found my true safety in nursing. For me, as for many other nursing students, nursing just seemed to be the answer. The high demand for nurses and the promise of job security was more than appealing. I sought the safety and comfort of knowing my degree would not go to waste. This is the mentality students, like myself, are adopting. We teach ourselves to avoid our dreams just as we learned not to talk to strangers. We believe our dreams and interests are just too dangerous to pursue. Not to mention that with every quarter completed students can only watch as debt piles up. The more money spent on classes, the less willing anyone is to consider an alternative major. Kamman is a prime example of this mindset.
The promise of job security was more than appealing. I sought the comfort and safety knowing my degree would not go to waste. What he wants — what he’s interested in — is to study pharmacy. “I didn’t think about pharmacy right out of high school, and now I have too many credit hours invested in business,” he said. So how do we break the cycle? Well, I needed a push from my good friend Emily Kuderer, a thirdyear health promotions student. She is one of the fortunate few I mentioned earlier: She will actually
graduate on time. Jealous as I am of her; she made me realize I wasn’t content as a nursing student, and therefore would not be happy as a nurse. Just as she enlightened me, I want to enlighten you. Maybe you’re an unhappy engineering student or business student. Guess what? You aren’t going to be any more content in your career. Like a recovering addict, acceptance is the first step. Accept that security is not happiness. Although it was daring for me to finally follow my passion, I’d recommend the switch to anyone who has fallen for the trick that safety plays on us. Sure, by choosing an in-demand career there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find a job. What if it’s a job you hate? Then you end up wasting all of your time and money for that safe, hated job. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend my time looking for a job than feeling stuck in one. We have our whole lives ahead of us. Why not drop safety first and put happiness in its place?
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Writer’s Bloc: Loan legislation not so great Reform might cause more harm than good, increase tuition for students I’m going to make a wild assumption: college students don’t like tuition. After all, the University of Cincinnati recently announced it will be raising tuition starting next academic year; resulting in a potential annual tuition cost of more than $10,000 for full time, in-state students. In order to cope with rising tuition rates and enable themselves to attend school, most students will no doubt resort to using federal student loans to help front the bills. But has it ever crossed anyone’s mind that it might, in fact, be the massive taking of loans themselves that contributes to colleges and universities jacking up tuition costs to ridiculous levels in the first place? Nestled deep within the recent Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act was section dedicated to overhauling the student loan system. To make a long and very boring story short, the federal government can now deal directly with student loans instead of middleman banks, and more individuals
can have access to better loans to pursue an education. Simple enough to just leave it at that, right? Come on, it wouldn’t be any fun unless it gave me something to complain about. Since the real minute specifics of the act regarding student loans and such have been discussed at great lengths by others, I won’t drudge into that arena today. No, my issue is instead with the system of federal student loans altogether and its affects on tuition prices. Most of you, like me, would not be here if it weren’t for federal student loans. The Obama Administration, seeing a need to overhaul how the federal student loan system works, sought to incorporate a plan to reduce costs. The plan was meant to curb the expenses found in the profits made by banks acting as middlemen in the issuing of loans, but instead it might actually drive costs up even further. Instead of addressing the root or cause of the problem, the plan only addresses the symptoms. And the root of the problem
When Student Senate voted down a diversity outreach bill last week, it took steps to undo commitments the university has made to promote and encourage diversity. The bill, if passed, would require all atlarge senators to spend five of their required 60 office hours every quarter reaching out to underrepresented students on campus. “Passing an enactment bill would be a permanent change to the bylaws which would then become part of the job description for all at-large senators,” said Lane Hart, internal holdover senator. After voting confusion, Student Senate entered executive session. After reopening the meeting, the roll call vote was taken — the bill failed with less than two-thirds support. The final tally was 14 in favor, 12 opposed. To pass, the vote would have to be at least 18 in favor, eight opposed.
Why? Because a member of the executive board did not want senators to feel uncomfortable approaching minority groups. A significant portion of the bill’s discussion was focused on how the governing body might be perceived by students and the university if the changes to the bylaws were not enacted. Much contention came from the changes to the bylaws that would mandate the five diversity outreach hours. Student body Vice President Douglas Ealy, who was in favor of the bill but not present at the meeting, said making the hours a requirement is the best way to enact the change. Student body President Tim Lolli said the hours should not be mandated. Although Ealy and Lolli have opposing views on the method, “we’re on the same page,” Ealy said. “We both know it has to happen.” To that, Christina Brown, Student Government’s diversity director, makes a good point.
rests with the idea of the federal government handing out student loans in the first place. Peter Schiff, a free market economist and subscriber to the Austrian school of economics believes when the government issues and guarantees loans it actually continues the prevention of halting inflated tuition costs. “People must understand that college tuitions are so expensive specifically because the government has guaranteed student loans” said Schiff in a recent article. “Guaranteed loans don’t mean more access to education, but rather that universities are free to charge more per pupil than if their customers were paying out of pocket.” “Obama’s plan only serves to remove more market forces and creates an even bigger moral hazard. Under the new rules, students will be required to repay a much smaller portion of what they borrow. As a result, students will be willing to borrow even greater amounts of cash to pay inflated tuitions, making it that much easier for colleges and universities to raise them.”
Without federal government involvement, free market demands would force greater competition among colleges and universities to lower theirs costs, resulting in the eventual fall of tuition prices. Once Uncle Sam gets in there and starts emptying his wallet by providing loans for students, colleges and universities can crank up tuition costs because they know students will just get more government loans to make up the costs. There’s really no incentive for a university or college to lower its tuition rates. Once again it’s we, the students, although partly due to our own participation in the cycle, who end up getting the short end of the economic stick. The colleges get their money and we are left with massive and painful debts. Not to mention those students who either can’t get federal loans or choose not to must still take up the entire cost of tuition if they wish to attend college. We are certainly banking a lot on the hopes that the end result will be worth all those lost dollars.
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“The majority is making decisions for the minority. The majority doesn’t recognize the privilege of being the majority.” —k.d. miller, at-large senator
“Legislation influences social policy,” she says. Think about Brown v. Board of Education — schools integrated because legislation required the change. Were African Americans upset because schools wouldn’t integrate without legislation? No. They were happy it was finally happening. It was a step in the right direction. Although the Student Senate vote is on a much smaller scale than Brown v.. Board, the actions of voting down the proposed legislation is a step in the wrong direction. “The majority is making decisions for the minority,” said K.D. Miller, an at-large senator.
“The majority doesn’t recognize the privilege of being the majority.” Killing the bill came only weeks after Mitchel Livingston, the University of Cincinnati’s chief diversity officer, told students that UC|21 would be revamped to include more of an emphasis on diversity. Killing the bill came only days after the Diversity Council, which is made up of students and faculty from across the entire university, elected to provide more than $50,000 in grants to further diversity across campus. UC is one of the 20 most diverse campuses in the United States. To suggest ‘We will not require five hours — of an already mandatory see diversity | page 6
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Roger Ma: zombie slayer, author, fan I was very happy to have the opportunity to speak with Roger Ma, a dedicated enemy to zombies everywhere, about his book, “The Zombie Combat Manual.” Ma called me from his office in New York City. Slacker Solutions: What gave you the idea to write the book? Roger Ma: “Everybody’s told if a zombie apocalypse occurs, you shoot them in the head. I thought, ‘Well, I don’t have a gun, so what the hell do I do? If zombies attack I probably won’t be able to get a gun, so what am I going to use?’” SS: If a dozen zombies were to beat on your office door right now, what would you use? RM: “You have to look for things that are sturdy … like table legs or chair legs. I’m a big proponent of the blunt object. I’m not much of a proponent of blades; it’s actually a lot more difficult to cut off a head than most people think.” SS: How will “The Zombie Combat Manual” prepare its readers for the zombie apocalypse? RM: “I wrote it to show that [slow zombies] are not easy to dispatch. When they’re up close, they won’t just grab your arm lightly and slowly take a bite — it’s going to be more like a dog attack, or a rabid chimpanzee. It’s really vicious and not easy to contend with.” SS: So you chose to concentrate on the classic, shuffling zombie over the fast zombies we’ve seen in recent films in the past few years? Why? RM: “I can understand why people would get enamored with the new, fast zombie. What people are essentially feeling is that there’s no threat to slow zombies; you can get around them … but if somebody’s sprinting at you, that’s really something tough to contend with. I didn’t want [“The Zombie Combat Manual”] to go in that direction.” SS: How have zombies stayed in popular culture for so long? RM: “The zombie is one of those creations that is really malleable. You can put whatever face you want on it and that’s why it’s evolved over the times. I think why they’re so popular now is because they’ve always represented the fundamental fears: Fear of disease, fear of infection, fear of aging, fear of chaos, fear of societal breakdown. All of that is stuff we’re experiencing to a certain degree nowadays. It’s happening in our backyard. This kind of fear doesn’t feel very far off base from something that could actually happen. It’s always been popular because there’s always something you can adapt to the zombie genre.” SS: Many fans of zombie films enjoy discussing how they plan to survive a zombie apocalypse. What do you think that says about us? RM: “[Planning for a zombie apocalypse] is the same thing as fantasizing quitting your job and selling trinkets on the beach.” SS: Why has there been such a strong surge in zombie-related media lately? RM: “There are parallels to what was happening within our society to the popularity of zombies. There was a curve that matches up with the emotions and feelings of the country. As people are feeling more depressed and disillusioned, the popularity will go up.” SS: Do you think most people will give up on the zombie craze? RM: “For real fans, there is no craze. We are continuously looking for quality work.” It’s safe to say I’ve found quality work in Ma’s book, “The Zombie Combat Manual.” Published by Penguin, check out the Web site at www.zombiecombatclub.com. Stay vigilant, stay protected and stay alive.
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bleu, like cheese Playing inside what used to be Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Green Mountain Coffee, Bleu weathers the storm by playing some rock and roll to soggy fans.
The rain did not put a damper on the atmosphere at the free concert hosted by University Park Apartments that featuring Bleu and Scott Simons on Monday, April 5. Initially planned to be an outdoor concert on the lawn behind UPA, the unfavorable weather conditions caused a relocation to the empty space that used to house Ben & Jerry’s at 214 Calhoun St. The band set up a makeshift stage area facing a few rows of chairs. The concert was delayed in hopes that more people would brave the thunder and lightning and show up. Bleu and Scott Simons had a break from their monthlong tour that spanned the East Coast, starting in Atlanta and ending in Boston. They performed a free house concert, a smaller, more intimate concert that is not performed with a full band. Bleu, born William James McAuley III, opened the show for Simons. Bleu was on vocals and guitar and accompanied by Joe Seiders on drums and accordion. see UPA | page 2
Worst film OF THE DECADE “Battlefield Earth” wins Golden Raspberry award for being this decade’s worst film ... Surprised? Robert Kirchgassner the news record
With the decade nearing its end (the new decade technically begins with 2011), many film critics are compiling both the best and worst films of the last 10 years. The Golden Raspberry awards, which are basically Oscars for bad movies, recently voted 2000’s “Battlefield Earth” as the worst film of the decade. Although the honorees usually don’t make appearances at these ceremonies, some past Razzie winners, including Halle Berry (who got one for her role in 2004’s “Catwoman”) and Sandra Bullock (a recipient this year for “All About Steve”), showed the world they had a sense of humor by accepting the awards in person. Likewise, “Battlefield” screenwriter JD Shapiro, made an appearance at the ceremony, where he apologized for writing the film. His apology, as recounted on ramascreen.com, also goes into how Shapiro’s adaptation of the novel of the same name was darker and more complex than what ended up on the screen. The ridiculous images of John Travolta and his co-stars in the film weren’t in his original screenplay. When Shapiro refused to make the changes the producers wanted he was fired. He was still credited with the screenplay, though, because he had already been paid; under the rules of the Writers Guild, a pseudonym isn’t permitted if payment exceeds a set amount of money. Although I didn’t care much for the film, I thought the last 10 years had a few films that were even worse. For instance, 2001 saw the release of the slasher film “Valentine,” which was as dumb and as mean spirited as most other “Halloween” knockoffs. What made
this film especially disappointing, though, was that it was based on a novel (by Tom Savage), which was an entertaining read. The only thing “Valentine” had in common with the novel is the title; the setup, the killer’s motives, the ending and even the characters’ names and occupations are different from those in the novel. The worst part is that, again unlike the book, there are no spooky moments in the film. A number of stupid, disgusting comedies were released in 2001 as well: “American Pie 2,” “Tomcats,” and, perhaps most infamously, “Freddy Got Fingered” (which received a number of Razzie Awards that year). All films gave bodily humor a bad name because, frankly, that’s all they had to offer. Another unintentionally humorous film from that same year was “Pearl Harbor,” which, despite great special effects, concentrated more on a boring love triangle than the impact of what happened on Dec. 7, 1941. For example, in the recreation of the historic battle, the two heroes (played by Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett) shoot down Japanese planes in such an unbelievable way I’m surprised they didn’t start belting out the “Star Wars” theme the way Peter Griffin did in the “Star Wars” episode of “Family Guy.” The film was a deliberate slap in the face to the men and women who lived and died serving their country. Other films later in the decade, which I also thought were terrible, included “Bad Boys II” (2003), “Alone in the Dark” (2005), “The Island” (2005), “Over Her Dead Body” (2008) and “Bride Wars” (2009). I can see why “Battlefield Earth” would be singled out like this. Like David Lynch’s “Dune” (1984), it was see WORST | page 2
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To quote Thin Lizzy, “The boys are back in town.” Or they will be soon at least. Foxy Shazam, Cincinnati’s best kept rock and roll secret are coming back to their old stomping grounds for their first national headlining tour. On April 9, Foxy will play the Mad Hatter in Covington, Ky., accompanied by The Young Veins, Bad Rabbit and Vaudeville Freud. If any local band has earned a national tour, it’s Foxy. They spent years in the trenches playing local shows all around the city. But they weren’t satisfied just playing around town. They toured relentlessly, playing their own brand of sex, love and rock and roll. Their sound is hard to describe, mostly because Foxy varies its influences from one song to another. Jazz, electronic, metal, ska and a myriad of other genres have a place in Foxy Shazam’s catalogue. But if, by some crazy chance, you can’t find something to like in Foxy’s music, its live show is still worth the price of admission. And Foxy’s show starts with lead singer Eric Nally. If you ever speak with Nally when he’s not on stage, you often have to lean in to hear him. He speaks softly, a polar opposite to his onstage persona. The Nally that you’ll see onstage is an epileptic bundle of energy. When was the last time you saw someone eat a lit cigarette? Or hang upside down from an exposed pipe, all the while screaming into a mic
like a madman? Going to see a Foxy show is a guarantee you’ll see something you’ve never seen before. But the show doesn’t stop with Nally. Each member of the band is a whirling dervish of destructive force. If keyboardist Sky White stomping on his instrument doesn’t get you into the show, there might be no hope for you. If the show isn’t just a mess of energy, the band has refined their act in their years of touring. There are elements of theater in every performance. Nally is a story teller, often prefacing songs with tales of … no one really knows but him. But they’re entertaining nonetheless. The April 9 show is not only Foxy Shazam’s first headlining tour, it will also be celebrating the release of their third, self-titled disc. “Foxy Shazam” will be set loose in stores on April 13. The excitement of their upcoming release will assuredly factor into their already hectic live show. Foxy Shazam often sells out their local shows quickly, so if you want to be a part of this stop, you should get your tickets fast. With the combination of a new disc, their first headlining tour ever and Foxy Shazam’s track record for bat shit insanity, this show is sure to be an entertaining one, to say the least. These boys haven’t changed much, but man, I still think them cats are crazy. As Thin Lizzy said, “Them wild-eyed boys that had been away haven’t changed.” And if you’ve ever been a part of a Foxy Shazam show, you’d want nothing more.
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“I don’t think I’ve had an NBA season this year, so the best choice for me is to stay,” Stephenson said Tuesday, Feb. 23. With Stephenson leaving for the NBA, the UC basketball team will have one extra scholarship available to fill this offseason if it so chooses.
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run the football. There are a lot of great rushers in this conference.” Jancek joins Jones and Banks at Cincinnati after spending the last three seasons coaching defense at the University of Georgia, including one season as co-defensive coordinator. The Bulldogs won a Southeastern Conference championship, appeared in two bowl championship series games and finished in the top-10 nationally three times while Jancek was on staff. “I’m excited about all of our defensive coaches,” Jones said. “Look at the knowledge and the experience that
they’re able to bring to the table and the great players that they’ve coached in the past and the great defenses they’ve been a part of. I’m excited about the entire staff; they’re great teachers and they’re great people. They expect a lot and they demand a lot.” Banks looks forward to using the coaching staff’s vast experience to an advantage against opponents next season. “If you check our bios you’ll see John Jancek’s defenses at Georgia, I think [defensive line] coach [Steve] Stripling has coached on some great defenses
when he was at Michigan and we had probably the best season in history at Central Michigan last year on defense,” Banks said. “We all bring some wealth of experience on being around some really great defenses.” Turning Cincinnati into a great defense has started right away as the coaches are using the team’s spring practices to implement the squad’s new playbook. “This year it’s installing new things,” said Drew Frey, sophomore defensive back. “We’ve got some new coverage calls and have to get used to the new
signals and stuff. It was a little bit of a learning process.” Frey says having two defensive coordinators has only been positive for the team’s defense. “They work together really well, and it helps us out a lot because we’ve got two guys with a professional outlook telling us what to do,” Frey said. Frey and the Bearcats will continue practicing throughout the spring, culminating with Bearcat Bowl IV, in the team’s annual intra-squad scrimmage Saturday, April 24.
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60 hours — be spent to reach out to students who might feel like they don’t have a voice on this campus,’ is deplorable. At the Wednesday, March 31, Student Government meeting, Lolli is quoted in the meeting minutes — which are usually available on the SG Web site, although, as of press time, were not online — saying, “At-large senators are elected based on a platform that they run on. We have specific cabinet positions for diversity. We should not move forward with forcing at-large senators to spend hours on diversity.” Although Lolli is not a voting member of Senate, he spoke in vehement opposition to the bill. Lolli later told The News Record the quote was “taken out of context.” How you can misconstrue “we should not move forward” is a tale yet to be told. Interestingly, and puzzlingly, the bill was signed “respectfully endorsed” by Lolli. What is most disheartening is that, by not passing the
bill, the senators will not be reaching out to the very people who elected them: the students. All students. Students of every color, of every ethnicity, of every creed and gender. Constituents should be represented equally — minority student or not. An alternate solution proposed at the meeting was to turn the bill into a resolution. The problem with a resolution, however, is that no one is held accountable. It, more or less, would serve as a friendly suggestion. You vote yes, save face and probably not give it a second thought. The campus-wide reaction to the bill’s failure to pass through Senate was surprising, Ealy said. “I heard everything from ‘Student Government is racist’ to ‘It’s Student Government as usual’ and people saying ‘OK, where can we go from here?’ ” Ealy said. Despite the fact the bill did fail, there has been a push within Student Government to host more programs geared toward underrepresented students – such as movie screenings during Black History Month.
“We have been making an attempt to reach out to underrepresented groups and this enactment groups is a perfect way to make sure all at-large senators are representing all of their constituents,” Hart said. The reaction to the bill should be used to motivate students to act, Ealy said. “I encourage students, especially minority and underrepresented students, to make themselves available to Student Government throughout the year and not just when things blow up,” Ealy said. For students to ignore senate’s opposition to the bill or for Student Government to not act on students’ disenfranchisement would, on both accounts, be a huge mistake. The students of this university, of this community, need to stand up for what they believe in. Student Government meetings are open to the public and are scheduled every Wednesday at 6 p.m., in Room 425 Tangeman University Center.
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How to Register: o Day of regist ratio n (5:00 PM- 6:00 PM): $20 per team o Admission includes: Guaranteed two Gatorade Pong Tournament games 2 slices of pizza per person (4 per team) 1 pop can per person (2 per team) Raffle tickets 7 Cups and 2 Ping Pong Balls TONS OF GATORADE!!!
(Note: I f we reach 192 teams, regis tration will close for the event) o Email GatoradePong UC@gmail.com for any questions
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Proceeds go to MADD
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