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Rally for Rail sees citywide support RYAN HOFFMAN | SENIOR REPORTER

As the November elections near, the cry for streetcar support echoed all the way to Uptown. Opponents of Issue 48 came together Tuesday at the Kingsgate Marriot for a get-out-the-vote rally — Rally for Rail — that featured several high-ranking, elected city officials. Their message was “vote no” on Issue 48, the proposed amendment to the Cincinnati charter that would prohibit spending city money on or planning for any form of public rail transportation through the year 2020. Hosting the rally was Cincinnatians for Progress, a group whose sole purpose is to prevent Issue 48 from passing in next Tuesday’s election.

“We are in a fight for what type of city we want to be: Whether we’re going to be a city that moves forward with the best jobs that creates economic opportunity for all, or whether we’re going to share the myopic, pessimistic vision that our opponents have,” said Rob Richardson, co-chair of Cincinnatians for Progress. Doug Sizemore, the executive secretarytreasurer of the Cincinnati AFL-CIO, said that the city could not afford the economic failure and loss of potential jobs as side effects of the 10-year ban on the streetcar project. Guest speaker Congressman Earl Blumenauer from Oregon, who serves as a nationwide spokesman for public rail travel, said that this legislation would prevent Cincinnati from receiving the benefits witnessed in cities that have public

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ROAD TO RAILS John Schneider, director of real estate for First Valley Corporation and founding member of Downtown Cincinnati Inc., presented the newly proposed plans for the streetcar to the University of Cincinnati Student Government members May 11 at Tangeman University Center.




rail transportation like Dallas, Texas and Portland, Ore. “Never have I been involved in any of these debates around the country where there was a community that was debating whether or not to go into hibernation for a decade,” Blumenauer said. SEE RAIL | 6


SOCIAL MEDIA SLIPUP Former Daniels Hall resident adviser Roger Swoger was terminated by the University of Cincinnati after uploading a photo — with caption — to Facebook of a residence hall visitor. Swoger now faces UC sanctions and charges.

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A Cincinnati man was arrested and charged Tuesday in the alleged sexual assault of a University of Cincinnati student on Halloween. Rakan Abdullah Dugaish, 22, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center on the charge of rape. The incident allegedly took place Monday DUGAISH in Burnet Woods, directly across from UC’s Main campus. Dugaish allegedly struck the unidentified student — who was an acquaintance of Dugaish — with an open hand, then restrained her by the neck while allegedly sexually assaulting her. The student reported the alleged incident to the Cincinnati Police Department, the UC Police Division and university staff the same day, according to an email from Capt. Jeff Corcoran, interim police chief for UCPD, to the UC community Wednesday. The student was referred for medical treatment after the alleged assault, according to Corcoran’s email. The alleged assault is the fifth report of rape to the UCPD thus far in 2011, according to a News Record analysis and UCPD crime statistics. Dugaish appeared in court Wednesday morning, where his bond was set at $100,000. He was also given the option to post $25,000 bond and surrender his passport to authorities. Dugaish is not a UC student.

The University of Cincinnati will lose a long-time administrator at the end of the year. Daniel Acosta, dean of UC’s College of Pharmacy, informed the university of his resignation as dean Oct. 14. His resignation is effective Dec. 31. Acosta served as dean of the university’s College of Pharmacy since 1996, coming to UC from the University of Texas, where he was a faculty member for 22 years. He was the fourth dean in the college’s history and UC’s only Hispanic dean. Acosta’s accomplishments include the development of an entry-level doctorate of pharmacy program, an online cosmetic sciences graduate program and one of the nation’s first master’s programs in drug development, said UC Provost Santa Ono. Acosta also played a major role in the $10 million donation James L. Winkle — a Hamilton, Ohio resident and College of Pharmacy alumnus — whose name the college bears, made in 2005 Ono said. “On behalf of the university, I want to thank Dan for his leadership of the Winkle College of Pharmacy and the important role he has ACOSTA played in the progress of the college during the last 15 years,” Ono said. “We look forward to acknowledging Dan and sharing our appreciation of his efforts in the near future.” Bill Fant, associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Pharmacy, will assume the position of interim dean effective Jan. 1, 2012, Ono said, and will serve in the position until a new dean is selected. “During the next several weeks, I will seek input from the college’s various stakeholders before outlining a plan for selecting the next dean,” Ono said. Acosta — who recently was elected as president of the International Union of Toxicology — will take one year administrative leave from UC before he returns as a faculty member at the College of Pharmacy, where he will focus on toxicology research, Ono said.

ON THE UC CALENDER Where: Mick and Mack’s Cafe, TUC When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 Wine Tasting & Hors D’oeuvres — $15 per person, unless otherwise stated. Wines of France Taste wines from the exagon classics. Call (513) 556-3653 or email to make a reservation or for more information. $15 per person. Menu and themes are subject to change.

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Daniels Hall RA fired after taking photo SAM MORREN | SENIOR REPORTER

A former Daniels Hall resident adviser is facing sanctions and charges from the University of Cincinnati after commenting, via Facebook, on a visitor’s attire at the residence hall Saturday, Oct. 15. Roger Swoger, a third-year hospitality management student and third-floor resident adviser, or RA, in Daniels Hall, started his shift at the front desk Oct. 15 because the front desk was short of staff. The Daniels Hall RAs were asked to volunteer when possible, Swoger said. Swoger volunteered for the graveyard shift — 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. — Oct. 15. Saturday nights — especially the graveyard shift — at Daniels Hall had gained a reputation, Swoger said. “[The graveyard] shift is always known as like whenever everyone comes back from the parties on a Saturday night,” Swoger said. As the shift progressed, Swoger said he tried to entertain himself at his front desk position with the transient residents and visitors. “I was working the front desk, and it was about 3 a.m., and then this girl waltzes in dragging a suitcase behind her,” Swoger said. “I thought that was really funny; why is this chick carrying a suitcase?” Swoger took a picture on his smartphone of the woman’s back and her suitcase from the midriff down. The woman in the picture could not be identified unless someone knew her well, and she was unaware that the picture was being taken, Swoger said. Swoger then said he decided to share what he thought was funny with his circle of friends.

“So, I took [the] picture and uploaded it onto Facebook, and added the caption: ‘adventures of working the res hall front desk. This booty call came with a suitcase,’ ” Swoger said.“It was meant to be a joke, a generic photo to add some comedy relief to the job.” For Swoger, the social media site turned out to be more than a playground. By Sunday night, the girl in the picture was identified by a friend of Swoger. The girl found out about the picture and the comments that followed. Then the girl in the picture then called her parents who contacted the UC Student Life office. “I wish, now, that I had added a comment like how many beers does she have in the suitcase,” Swoger said. “All I wanted to do was to have a witty comment to go with the photo.” By the night of Wednesday, Oct. 20, Swoger found out the power of the social media site. He was terminated from his RA position — which he had for the past three years. He was asked to move out of his dorm room in Daniel Hall. He lost his room and board scholarship that comes with being an RA and is no longer allowed in Daniels Hall without an escort. Swoger also faces charges from UC Judicial Services on violation of the Student Code of conduct and will have an audience with UC Judicial Services Wednesday, said UC Judicial Services in a letter to Swoger. UC Student Life was not available for comment as of press time and UC Judicial Services would not disclose additional information on the case, saying it was “a private matter.”

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LANCE LAMBERT | SENIOR REPORTER A $15.5 million deficit must be handled before the dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine (COM) can implement his vision for the college’s future. The COM plans to overcome the $15.5 million deficit by receiving $10 million from the UC Physicians clinical practices and cutting $5.5 million from the budget said Thomas Boat, dean and vice president from health affairs. The college will reduce basic science department infrastructure cost, postpone new

grants funding and cut from the administrative budget, Boat said. “I know that five years from now, we will be a lot better; 10 years from now we ought to in fact go from that point and reach a higher point,” Boat told a crowd, Oct 26., as he introduced his vision for the college. US News and World Report ranks UC’s COM 42 in the nation and 17 among public schools, a number that needs to lower , Boat said. “I feel we have a terrific team together, excellent people, who are thoughtful team players and are going to be good leaders for a long time,” Boat said. My vision is to make UC a preferred


destination for doctors and researchers, be a preferred choice of care for complex disorders and join Midwest elites in biomedical research centers, Boat said. “We should aspire to be high on rankings for all our programs,” Boat said. “We should be the destination for future medical students.” UC cut budgets 12 percent university wide this year, totaling in $28 million, said Greg Hand, university spokesman. “The university must present a balanced budget each year and cannot have a deficit,” Hand said. The COM is a substantial part of UC’s budget taking up over one-third of the budget, Hand said.


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EAST COAST BLIZZARD An oak branch lies atop power lines along Gurleyville Road in Mansfield, Conn., Monday. An intense winter storm that blew in during the weekend knocked out power in the Northeast. Hundreds of thousands are still without electricity. The powerful, early-season storm pummeled much of the East Coast with a wet, record snowfall Saturday that knocked down trees and power lines, cutting off electrical service to an estimated 1.7 million people.





MIDWEST MOSQUE BOMBING A woman places a bouquet of flowers Tuesday, at the entryway of a mosque that was heavily damaged by fire early Monday morning. The mosque, in west Wichita, Kan., had received anti-Islam letters in recent months, according to Abdelkarim Jibril, president of the Islamic Association of Mid Kansas. The cause of the fire is under investigation.








SANTAS IN TRAINING New Santas are put through the paces during a class on how to FILIPPINO HOLY WEEK Cayetano Umbalsa, 76, of Siquijor, Philippines, has been practicing sing holiday songs and read Christmas tales to children at the Charles W. Howard Santa witchcraft since his father began teaching him almost 60 years ago. He sits with a bottle of Claus School in Midland, Mich. potion that, typical of all witches’ potions on Siquijor island, was brewed during Holy Week.

First-generation Americans struggling ALANA SEMUELS | LOS ANGELES TIMES DOS PALOS, Calif. — A Salvadoran flag wrapped around his neck to block out the sun, Geremias Romero hunches low to the ground alongside the other laborers, following the tractor along rows of cantaloupes. He reaches into the leafy green rows of fruit, touches a melon to gauge its ripeness, and then tosses it into a cart, where another laborer boxes it. Walk, pick, toss. The pattern goes on all morning. Harvesting cantaloupes for $8.25 an hour isn’t the job that Romero, 28, dreamed of as a child. Born in Newark, N.J., to immigrant parents from El Salvador, he graduated from high school and has taken classes at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Merced Community College. He has experience as a special education teacher but, unable to find a teaching job, he’s started working in the fields. “I’d rather keep myself working than get in trouble,” he said, wiping his hands on his ripped jeans, stained with grass. “My dad started from nothing. He worked hard, so I don’t mind working hard too.” Many young Americans are finding themselves worse off than their parents were at their age, without jobs or working below their skill and education levels. The unemployment rate for 16 to 24-yearolds is 17.4 percent, up from 10.6 percent in 2006. The situation is even tougher for children of immigrants, such as Romero. Their parents paved the way by working tough jobs so their children could get an education and secure their place in the middle class. Now, with middle-class jobs disappearing, many children of immigrants are settling for the jobs their parents did, even if they are better educated. “We’ve never had so many Americanborn working in the fields,” said Joe Del Bosque, the Central Valley farmer who hired Romero and other laborers like him to pick melons. “Farm work is usually the big step for some people to push their kids into the American Dream.” They include Raul Lopez, 23, who worked as a contractor for a utility company during

the construction boom but is now back in the fields picking cantaloupes. “We’re still struggling, so we have to go where the work is,” said Lopez, whose mother, a Mexican immigrant, just passed her U.S. citizenship exam. Economists worry that this lack of mobility imperils the country’s productivity, especially since about a third of American adults ages 18 to 34 are foreign-born or children of immigrants. “It’s a great waste of talent and motivation,” said Alejandro Portes, a Princeton University sociologist who studies children of immigrants. “Since this is a growing population, the fact that they find so many obstacles to becoming productive citizens represents a significant waste for a knowledge-based economy.” Only 47 percent of Americans think their children will have a higher standard of living as adults than they do, down from 62 percent in 2009, according to a poll done in May on behalf of the Pew Economic Mobility Project. Concerns about the availability of a middle-class lifestyle are likely to be a hot topic this election season. It has already come up in such diverse forums as Occupy Wall Street and the Republican presidential debates. About half of Americans think the government does more to hurt people trying to move up the economic ladder than it does to help them, according to the Pew poll. About 80 percent said the government was doing an ineffective job of helping poor and middle-class Americans. “There is clearly a demand among voters and working Americans in general for Congress and the president to do something bold to create jobs,” said Catherine Singley, senior policy analyst at the National Council of La Raza. In 2008, there were about 32 million people in the U.S. with either one or two foreign-born parents. They include a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds, but overall, those ages 18 to 34 lag in reaching traditional adult milestones, including leaving home, finishing school and entering the workforce, according



DREAMS ON HOLD Geremias Romero and Carlos Gamez, both native-born children of immigrants, pause underneath boxes of melons after a full day of work. Both started working in the fields despite training in education and culinary arts. to a 2008 study by Ruben G. Rumbaut, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine. “If I had to update that study, the situation would be much more dire for children of immigrants,” Rumbaut said. In the study, about 24 percent of young adults born in the U.S. to Mexican parents were high school dropouts, compared with 11 percent of whites with native parentage and 7 percent of children born in the U.S. to Indian immigrants. Even education doesn’t always help, as some of the fastest-growing sectors in the economy are those that require few skills. Personal service and care jobs, which paid an average of $25,000 last year, grew 27 percent over the last decade. Food preparation and service jobs grew 11 percent. They pay an average of $21,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


“A lot of families who felt at one point that they were on the solid rung of the American middle-class ladder are slipping and falling down a rung,” said Sylvia Allegretto, a labor economist at the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC Berkeley. Decreasing access to the middle class could especially imperil economic recovery in states such as California, Florida, New York and Texas, where nearly 60 percent of young adults are immigrants or children of immigrants. “A key to the future of California — and to that of a nation being transformed by immigration — will be how the rapidly expanding generation of young adults is incorporated” into its economy, politics and society, Rumbaut wrote. “For a sizable proportion of the nation’s immigrant population, that access is now blocked.”


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Politics cloud economy

One thing nearly everyone in America can agree on — all the way from the left-leaning “Occupy Wall Street” crowd to the right-leaning “Tea Partiers” — is that government should not cater to special interests. Yet with such a strong and widespread consensus, why does it seem that the government caters to special interests? Why do we read about bailouts, subsidies, tariffs and a variety of other legislation being passed for the benefits of special interests on a daily basis? By employing an understanding of economics, we can to shed light on such important questions. Economics is the study of how individuals and societies allocate scarce resources. While one generally uses economics to study issues in business and commerce, it is an equally valid science to understand the realm of politics. Both spheres certainly have the same type of actors — humans — that deal with the same types of scarce recourses. The only difference is that private companies and governments are different types of institutions. The unfortunate fact of government is that it is inherently an institution that concentrates the benefits to a few while spreading the costs over the many. This has a deleterious effect of the government tending to cater to special interests at the expense of society. To clarify why this must be the case, consider the following example. Suppose there is a society of one million taxpayers, and that the society has a government that is considering giving a $1 million subsidy to a corporation that will be paid for by the taxpayers. The incentives strongly favor the subsidy passing. The corporation has a $1 million incentive to work for the subsidy — it has every reason to lobby, bribe, and pander to politicians to get that money. On the other hand, each individual taxpayer has only a $1 incentive to work against the subsidy — even if it only took a mere hour to become informed and successfully lobby against the legislation, the taxpayer would still be 10 times better off working one hour at a job that pays $10 per hour. This explains why the majority of society doesn’t “get out and rock the vote” on Election Day, and thus why the subsidy in this example will likely be passed to the detriment of society. Moreover, the above example was a case in which the incentive structure was much more favorable to society than that of America. In the hypothetical society, the taxpayers bear the full cost of special-interest legislation; in America, the government can defer its operating costs to future generations through government debt. Talk about incentives for people in society to be apathetic about politics — they do not even have to bear the costs of their own ignorance when the bills will paid for by their children and grandchildren. The drafters of the Constitution experienced special-interest legislation from England’s mercantilist policies, and tried to guard against it by inserting a “general welfare” clause into the Constitution. The General Welfare clause was meant to instruct Congress to pass legislation only for the general welfare rather than special interests, but history has shown that words on paper have no power to stop government corruption — especially when those words are interpreted by the government itself. Eighteenth-century legal scholar Lysander Spooner pointed this out more than100 years ago when he said, “The Constitution has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been unable to prevent it.” Unfortunately, too few people have taken Spooner’s words to SEE SILVA | 6

OPINION Student loan debt hurts country Federal Reserve: college, credit card debt stalls economy SEN. SHERROD BROWN College students and their families should not have to sign away their financial futures when they sign up for college. Yet, many Americans saddled with student loan debt must postpone buying a car, investing in a home or starting a family. A Gallia County resident recently wrote: “Come on, senator, how can this be fair?” in a letter about the growing burden of student loan debt. She’s not alone in worrying about the high cost of higher education. Help is on the way. An executive action issued by President Barack Obama would consolidate student loans, reduce interests rates and lower monthly payments on student loans. Two-thirds of college graduates in Ohio complete their four year degrees with an average of $26,000 in debt. That’s not just unfair, it is not in the best interest of the United States. We need to support students who are working to move America forward. The next generation of technological innovations will be developed in our college laboratories and the critical thinking skills needed to move America forward will be cultivated in our university classrooms. A portion of the recent executive action —

which provides much-needed assistance to struggling college graduates is based on a bill I authored with Ohioans in mind: the “Student Loan Simplification and Opportunity Act”. This common-sense legislation would give borrowers with both Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) loans and Direct Loans the option to convert their FFEL loans to Direct Loans. Starting next year, graduates with loans through the FEEL program, administered by private banks, and Direct Loans, administered by the Department LETTER TO of Education, will be THE EDITOR able to consolidate their loans into one monthly payment. To encourage students to take advantage of this program, they will be rewarded with up to .5 percent off their loan’s interest rates. What would this mean for students pursuing two-year degrees in Stark County or four-year degrees in Franklin County? It would mean a simplified loan repayment process, a lowered likelihood of default and less debt. That’s why Obama’s announcement last week is good news for Ohioans. The president’s proposal also includes a new “Pay As You Earn” proposal that will reduce monthly payments for more than 1.5 million Americans with student loan debt. Under the proposal, 1.6 million students would

be able to cap their loan payments at 10 percent of their discretionary salary starting next year with the balance of their debt forgiven after 20 years of payments. Finally, the Proposal includes a “Know Before You Owe” project led by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — which, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would be headed up by former Ohio Attorney General Rich Cordray – to help students better understand their aid options and easily compare aid packages between colleges and universities. These efforts will help prevent future generations of Americans from being saddled with unsustainable debt burdens. Every qualified, hardworking student should have the opportunity to earn a college education. But, with the average in-state tuition at Ohio colleges and universities hovering around $34,300, we have a responsibility to help make certain that higher education is available to talented students with limited financial means. We can make access to higher education affordable for all Ohioans — it’s only fair that every American has an opportunity to achieve the “American Dream.” Sherrod Brown is a Democratic U.S Senator from Ohio.

Being informed, voting honors veterans TYLER BELL

I am a veteran of the Iraq war, or the Global War on Terror, or whatever people call it now, whenever they, by chance, recall it. Coming home was always such a strange ordeal, having family, neighbors, and even complete strangers coming up to me and telling me I was a hero, thanking me for my service and whatnot. Many different words were thrown about, but the one that always stuck was “sacrifice.” It’s a deep word, an ancient one. The kind that every language on earth has a translation for, and it was

being attributed to me as though I’d done something to deserve it. I don’t think I do, I still don’t to this day. I’ve seen sacrifice, on both our sides, but most keenly on mine. It brings to mind old memories, still framed shots of serious LETTER TO who THE EDITOR men never left the desert. Recollections of my dad’s uncle, still wearing his fatigues years after he’d left friends behind in Korea. The functionality of a sacrifice is based on its return. In the case

of America, we trade blood for freedom. It’s foolish to think of it any other way, which brings us to the title of this piece. Thanking someone like me for whatever it was that I did is a commendable, though ultimately pointless gesture. One can hardly thank the thousands who’ve died, and been made to die, for this country of ours. So I say this: don’t let the blood that has been shed for you go wasted in the gutters of foreign soil. Take time away from your busy fantasy football league, your 10-hour “Battlefield” session, the

overburdening and difficult life of being upper-middle class and in college, and get out and vote. Learn the issues. Support your views. Make moral and reasonable decisions about the future of our country and all the people who live here. Please, if you can find the time, go out this November and thank a veteran. Tyler Bell is a second-year journalism student at the University of Cincinnati and former active-duty Marine.

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Lack of parking spaces hinders education DEIRDRE KAYE On Tuesday night, I couldn’t attend class. Don’t get me wrong — I came to school. I drove all the way down from Evendale. I went clear around campus to get to the garage I usually park in, only to find out that you could only park there if you had a pass or cash — I didn’t have the money at the beginning of the year to get a pass. I come down every day with my credit card and pay for parking so that when I get my student loan reimbursement at the end of December I can pay it off — and hopefully afford a parking pass — though I’m not holding my breath. So, after trolling around to all of the main garages and being turned away from all of them because I had neither pass nor cash and then circling campus twice to look for street parking, I gave up and went home. There is so much wrong with this situation that I’m not even sure where to begin. First, there are the issues with regular day parking. Buying a parking pass shouldn’t be so expensive — or so difficult to accomplish after a certain date — that I had to just give up and pay for parking each day. Not to mention the fact that it’s cheaper for me to park downtown all day for my internship than it is for me to park on campus for two hours while I go to class. Exactly what is that money paying for? It’s certainly not new garages — or security. Oh, wait. I know; It’s another

Starbucks. Next, I think it’s completely absurd that the rules for the parking garages should be changed mid-day and during class hours so as to accommodate a basketball game. We are not Paul Brown Stadium. We are a school. It’s one exception to do this all day on Saturdays, when LETTER TO there are very few — if any THE EDITOR — classes on campus. It’s completely unreasonable to do such a thing mid-week when you still have a whole slew of classes happening during the game. I can’t possibly be the only person who comes to main campus for classes and doesn’t own a parking pass. I also can’t possibly be the only person to show up without cash. If you absolutely couldn’t live with yourself without demanding prepaid parking before the game, there should have been at least one or two garages still accepting credit cards. Why the need to change the regular procedure at all, though? Is there a gang of thousands of basketball fans who go to games and then drive through the parking gates? I know our school is in a bad area, but I seriously doubt that this is the case; I see no reason for the demanded prepayments. Furthermore, I’m going to venture a guess that one of your defenses would be that there are plenty of side streets on which I could have tried to park. First, during a basketball game, the chances

of that are highly unlikely. Second, with all the security update emails I receive from Greg Hand, spokesman for the University of Cincinnati, there is no way in hell I’m parking off-campus when I don’t get out of class until after dark. Speaking of those security update emails, that would be another reason why it is absurd for you to demand only cash. Who carries cash on campus? It just makes it easier for someone to steal from us. Since, again, apparently neither our parking money nor our tuition is going to security. Last, I’d like to know what the university plans on doing to help ensure I don’t lose points for missing class today. It’s not only unfair but it is also incredibly irresponsible for a school to ever make it so absolutely impossible for one of their students to attend class. Part of my grade for my class is attendance. Why should I lose points because you failed to think through your change in parking procedures? Since I couldn’t attend class Tuesday night, the only thing I learned about was UC’s utter disregard for their students’ grades, as long as they are still raking in money from athletic games. What does the university plan on doing to prove me wrong? Deirdre Kaye is a fourth-year journalism student at the University of Cincinnati.

TUC needs healthier food, computer labs Despite being a watering hole for University of Cincinnati freshmen during their time away from classes (or more precisely, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Tangeman University Center leaves much to be desired for the rest of UC students. After the initial appeal of TUC’s noteworthy architecture wears off, UC’s student union is good for one thing — snoozing in its study room on one of the many comfortable couches. Although TUC offers a warm escape for students during the winter, that’s really the only time of year when the building is utilized – if you can call it “utilization.” The most disappointing aspect of TUC isn’t its greasy fast food, its lack of healthy choices or its disappointing selection at its Express Mart. It’s that the building itself has so much potential that has yet to be achieved. It could even be argued that TUC has already surpassed its glory days. Gone are the days when TUC offered locally owned establishments with seating

like LaRosa’s or a McDonald’s where you could sit in actual booths. Instead, the restaurants that once occupied UC’s STAFF student union have been EDITORIAL replaced with a line of various fast food chains — mostly affiliated with Pepsi. Although the idea of having an on-campus food court is appealing in theory, greasy food that has been sitting out for who knows how long is unappetizing, to say the least. Additionally, even though the food court leaves much to be desired, UC conveniently advertises its most expensive food plans to hungry students as they wait in line for their Taco Bell or Papa John’s — yet another overpriced perk offered at TUC. The same could be said of its spacious, but overpriced bookstore. In theory, the idea of having a bookstore where students and faculty can peruse through books, magazines and


other novelty items is a great idea. Making it inaccessible to broke college students short on cash by selling ridiculously priced items doesn’t accomplish what a university bookstore should. Despite its renovation in 2004, the space remains underutilized. Perhaps what it needs is more input from students — career fairs and Honors Program induction ceremonies aren’t events the average college student would describe as cool or appealing. The space itself begs for local fare, more appealing events and maybe even a computer lab or a few fruits and vegetables. However, we should consider ourselves fortunate to have a place so close to get food at a mildly inflated price. TUC, for all its faults is still an impressive display of architectural prowess and a pretty cool place to hang out during the day. We just wish it had better food options and a computer lab or two.


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UNITING TWO COMMUNITIES The American Sign Language lab at is part of the university’s effort to bridge the gap between the hearing and the deaf communities at the University of Cincinnati. Above, (top) fourth-year interpreting student Sarah Haven tutors a student in the lab while (bottom) UC graduate Emma Kreiner visits the American Sign Language office.

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s Lacey Perkins describes her aspirations for the newly minted American Sign Language Club, her hands drift toward each other as if drawn by magnets. “We don’t just want to take, take, take,” she explains, her right hand grabbing at the air and pulling it toward her. “We want to give back, have a united front.” At “united,” she sweeps her hands together and links her rounded forefingers and thumbs together like two “OK” signs. The fluttering movements suddenly come to Perkins’ attention, as if her hands had a mind of their own, and she laughs to herself. “Sorry, I’m signing,” she says. “I feel like I have to sit on my hands or else I start signing. I can’t help it — I use my hands every day.” Although Perkins has only been studying sign language interpreting at the University of Cincinnati for two years, she’s quickly become a vital part of the Deaf community. As president of UC’s ASL Club, which became an official part of UC this quarter, Perkins has become one of the leaders of a culture that is growing and evolving within the university: the Deaf community. UC has a total of 31 students who identify

the sign language interpreting (SLI) and deaf studies as Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, says Gregory Crase, the ASL/ program from in the past five years to include a major interpreter coordinator in UC’s Disability Services. But that’s only a small percentage of the Deaf community at program and a certificate; the first class of SLI students graduated last year. UC, as it expands to include the interpreters, professors “Exponentially, [the program] is just through the roof,” and students participating in the sign language interpreting Koverman says. “When the bachelor’s degree program and deaf studies programs. started five or six years ago, we had about 10 to 12 students, And the program, housed within the College of and now we have 75.” Education, Criminal Justice and Human The success of the program Services, is experiencing quite the growth is partially due to the new spurt — anywhere between 600 and regulation from the Registry 700 students are taking sign language or of Interpreters for the Deaf, deaf studies classes each quarter. who will require interpreters “I have noticed this year, we have to attain a bachelor’s maxed out the number of students [able degree before they can get to sign up for] ASL or interpreting,” certified beginning in 2012, —Jean Koverman Perkins says. “I will be the third class Assistant Academic Director for Sign Koverman says. graduating in UC’s interpreting program, Still, the popularity of UC’s so to me, seeing it grow and the numbers Language Interpreting and deaf Studies program is also a reflection on of graduating people — it’s an amazing the growing awareness of the Deaf culture, she says. thing.” “I think our nation as a whole is becoming more aware Perkins found the program in her third year at UC. of sign language,” Koverman said. “It’s great, because we’re Formerly a psychology student, Perkins took an ASL class and fell in love with the culture and the language at the bridging that gap that takes place between folks who are hearing and folks who are deaf. As a society, we’re time she needed it most. becoming more and more aware of Deaf culture.” “I get really emotional when I talk about it; I thought But just what is Deaf culture? It’s a group of individuals psychology was what I wanted to do, but at the same time, I was in a bad part of my life during that time,” Perkins says. with their own social norms, their own rich history and, of course, their own language, Koverman says. “And when I found ASL, I had one teacher who really just “These folks are big-D Deaf, which means they believe inspired me, and that just turned my life around.” it is a culture,” Koverman says — just like other people That professor was Jean Koverman, the assistant identify as Hispanic or Jewish. Deaf. academic director for sign language and interpreting Despite ASL being the fourth-most studied language studies. “Lacey was one of my students in the beginning level in the United States, according to the Modern Language Association, few people know about Deaf culture, which is classes, and she really shined,” Koverman says.“It wasn’t so much about her skill set; it was about her heart. Lacey’s one something Perkins says she’s hoping to change at UC. “We have a huge deaf population that I haven’t even of those people who has a heart for the Deaf community. encountered,” Perkins says.“As a club, I would like to just let She recognizes the importance of supporting and being an advocate for the community, and in that respect, everybody know that UC does have a huge deaf population and to get a united front so people can communicate with she shined.” one another. Koverman and her colleagues in CECH have developed It’s a common goal Perkins shares with the ASL Club’s vice president, Sarah Haven, a fourth-year interpreting student, who was born Deaf. “I want both hearing and Deaf communities to unite and stop the oppression of the Deaf community,” Haven says.“I was never really exposed to the Deaf community when I was younger, but I am starting to find my place in the Deaf community … and I feel it’s very important to be involved in the community.” The dynamic duo has big plans for their club, too. Last month, the group volunteered at St. Rita’s School for the Deaf’s Halloween fest, and they’ll be helping out again for its Scholarship Benefit Nov. 19, Perkins says. “Volunteering is a huge thing to be with this club,” she says. “It’s a really rewarding experience, and we want to just have people give back, whether its donating things, donating your time, your skills.” The club is also gearing up for the holidays; Perkins is thinking of hosting a food drive, while Haven would like to go caroling and signing Christmas songs, Perkins says. The pair had no idea the club would take off so

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NO VOICE ZONE Emma Kreiner (left), Sarah Haven (right), and Lacey Perkins sign together in the UC American Sign Language lab. The lab allows students, alumni and professors are able to interact in a quiet, “no voice” zone. NEWSRECORD.LIVING@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5913


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Patriots payback in week nine I accurately predicted Tim Tebow would be exposed in week eight, and the same will happen again; trust me — he is not an NFL quarterback. Phillip Rivers showed that he is not and has never been an elite QB in the league, as I have said from his rookie season. Tom Brady and the Patriots got shut down by the Steelers, and that might not happen for another decade. The Bengals closed out the Seahawks in front of the drugged up, lazy waistoids in Seattle, and the Cowboys showed they are truly terrible. How’s that for a week eight summary? Looking ahead, week nine is not very enticing to many until about 8 p.m. Sunday, but let’s try to have some fun with these games. (Home team in CAPS) KANSAS CITY (-4) over Miami: The head coach of KC was seen saying,“Eff You” on ESPN Monday night, and that is all you need to know. He is a fighter, and the Dolphins are waiting for Parcells to take over for the rest of the season. Take the points, and thank me in the morning. Tampa Bay (+10) over NEW ORLEANS: The Saints looked awful losing to St. Louis last week; no playoff contender should lose any game in that manner. The Buccaneers are coming off a bye week and will give the Saints one hell of a game. Atlanta (-7) over INDIANAPOLIS: Peyton Manning might never play again.Yes, I said it. Don’t let the Polian/Irsay Tweets fool you — the Colts are in trouble. It is now clear that Manning was always the MVP of the NFL. We just didn’t know it at the time. HOUSTON (-11) over Cleveland: Have fun running for 200 yards, Adrian Foster. The Browns are terrible against the run, and life doesn’t get easier when Andre Johnson returns this week . New York Jets (+1) over BUFFALO: The Bills are a scrappy team, but the Jets are in playoff mode already. Look for the Jets to stop the pass offense of the Bills and win by a field goal. San Francisco (-3) over WASHINGTON: I like Jim Harbaugh; he is one hell of a coach. He may have slapped Jim Schwartz a bit too hard, but his team did stop the undefeated streak of the Lions. Additionally, he said that when Ditka benched him in ’89, he knew he wasn’t playing good enough; the guy knows what it takes and he doesn’t settle. Seattle (+14) over DALLAS: Talk about a game that nobody outside of Mexico or the Dallas-Fort Worth area wants to watch. However, Troy Aikman and Joe Buck will no doubt vomit diarrhea as they discuss how great Pete Carroll is and how great Tony Romo could be. Take the ’dog when they play a loser. Cincinnati (+4) over TENNESSEE: And he shall lead his team of warriors into the city of music and reign victorious, vanquishing all enemies with prudence and faith. OAKLAND (-8) over Denver: Palmer throws for three touchdowns and zero picks. Why you may ask? Palmer will now get to throw passes to his favorite receiver: T.J. Who’syourmomma. As a perk, he gets to touch the crippled hand of God after the game. NEW ENGLAND (-9) over New York Giants: I really feel bad that Tom Coughlin has to face Bellicheck after last weekend’s result. The Patriots will solve the problem and slam the Giants. ARIZONA (pk) over St. Louis: The Rams came out of nowhere last week to defeat the Saints, and should follow up with a dissapoing loss against the Cardinals in week nine. Green Bay (-6) over SAN DIEGO: Aaron Rodgers runs the best offense in football. Phillip Rivers has finally proven he is what I thought he was; crown him, you won’t remember him a decade from now. PITTSBURGH (-3) over Baltimore: I was wrong last week. I was wrong last week. I was wrong last week. Say it three times and it won’t happen again, right? The Steelers are a veteran team that wins when they need to. PHILADELPHIA (-8) over Chicago: Michael Vick and Brent Celeck are like White Lightning and Black Thunder. Just when you hear the thunder, the lightning strikes. The Eagles will have a fun time beating the Bears into submission. Teams on a bye this week: Bengals, Patriots, Rams, Dolphins, Redskins and Ravens. Last Week: 8-5-0 Season: 55-43-5


Cats ready for River City Rivalry FOOTBALL


Following last season’s 28-10 drubbing, the Bearcats will look for vengeance in the Steel City against Pittsburgh Saturday in the River City Rivalry. Pitt holds a series lead of 8-2, but Cincinnati is looking to avenge last season’s only loss to a rival. Securing a win will be no small task with Pitt coming off a 35-20 win over the University of Connecticut. The win was due in large part to the performances of Tino Sunseri and Zach Brown. Sunseri was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week after he completed 29 passes for a career high 419 yards and two touchdowns. Brown became a factor when junior running back Ray Graham left the game with a season-ending knee injury. Brown, a senior transfer from Wisconsin, rushed 12 times for 30 yards and one touchdown. He was also Pitt’s leading receiver, catching nine passes for 84 yards. “Zach Brown is as good as any running back in our conference,” said UC head coach Butch Jones. “[Zach’s] a great running back, and I think he obviously showed his skills in the UConn game. He runs with a physical style that we’re going to have to gang tackle.” The Bearcats (23/22) also have to be concerned about holding off some of Pitt’s defensive weapons. “Three of their defensive linemen are in the top-six, in the Big East Conference, in sacks,” Jones said. “They’re extremely disruptive.” Aaron Donald is leading the Big East in sacks with seven (six solo), while Chas Alecxih and Brandon Lindsey each have 4.5. Their defense as a whole has sacked opposing quarterbacks 27 times so far this season. Max Gruder is also second in the Big East in tackles with 71 (8.9 per game). While all of these things are impressive, they don’t compare to a superior Bearcats team EAMON QUEENEY | PHOTO EDITOR that is currently boasting the Big East’s No. 1 scoring TIME TO CHANGE Pittsburgh offense, No.1 rushing offense


NEARLY 100 YARDS In last season’s meeting, University of Cincinnati senior running back Isaiah Pead rushed for 97 yards off 19 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry in uC’s 28-10 loss Dec. 4. and No.1 rushing defense. The Bearcats are currently ranked atop the Big East with a 2-0 conference record and a 6-1 record overall. They are also ranked in the Top 25 in both the AP and USA Today Polls. Between running back Isaiah Pead, wide receivers Anthony McClung, Kenbrell Thompkins and DJ Woods and dual-threat quarterback Zach Collaros, the Cats should have ample fire power to match-up against Pitt’s defense. With the loss of Graham, the best way to shut down Pitt’s attack will be to get to Sunseri. “He gets the ball out quick. He has good eyes, and he finds his receivers well,” said senior defensive lineman Derek Wolfe. “We’ve got to get after him and be smart — especially because they run a lot of play action.” Wolfe and the rest of the defense will look to attack Pittsburgh’s offensive line. Their usual veteran line has been littered with injuries this season, forcing them to use five different starting combinations throughout their first eight games. Another aspect of Pitt’s game that could hurt Cincinnati is their

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UC prepares for weekend battles

Cats’ home-winning streak on the line SAM WEINBERG | SPORTS EDITOR


said. “Their middle hitters are also hitting for a high percentage, so you have to take one With the nation’s longest home-winning streak or the other — it’s hard to do both.” The Bearcats will finish their on the line, the Bearcats volleyball team will host weekend matches Sunday at 2 p.m. Marquette and Syracuse — two of the toughest opponents on UC’s 2011 schedule — this weekend against Syracuse University. Unlike the Golden Eagles, the at Fifth Third Arena. Orange are on the opposite end of the In last season’s meetings, the Bearcats swept spectrum and command the Big East’s Marquette in three sets, while defeating Syracuse best defense. three-sets-to-two after Syracuse leads originally trailing the Orange the conference in two-sets-to-zero. blocks — averaging Despite last year’s 2.99 per set — while victories, UC head coach also limiting opponents Reed Sunahara believes that to a conference low the two teams will pose a .156 hitting percentage. difficult test for the Bearcats Having to play two this weekend, especially teams excelling at since it’s nearing the end of —REED SUNAHARA UC HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH opposite ends of the “Every weekend is tough, spectrum will be hard but now it’s crunch time in enough, but Sunahara said playing the two the conference, and everyone is fighting for a spot and seed in the Big East and NCAA tournament,” team’s back to back will add an extra element of difficulty. Sunahara said. “It’s tough because we don’t have a day The Lady Bearcats begin their weekend slate Saturday at 2 p.m. against the Marquette Golden to prepare in between,” Sunahara said. “We’re not really looking past Marquette — we can’t. Eagles, who are 10-0 in conference play and ranked They’re the No. 1 focus right now and then after No. 1 in the Big East standings. Saturday we’ll focus on Syracuse.” The Golden Eagles boast one of the Big East’s Following the best all-around offenses, ranking first in assists and Bearcats matches second in hitting percentage and kills. the Golden Marquette also has the conference’s two top- against hitters in junior right-side hitter Danielle Carlson and Eagles and the Orange, the Bearcats will wrap up junior middle hitter Carol Henney, who have a .390 and their 2011 Big East regular .352 hitting percentage, respectively. season schedule on the road against “They’re good offensively and they’ve good some Georgetown and Villanova Nov. 11 and experienced hitters, so hopefully we can slow them Nov. 13. down and contain their outside hitters,” Sunahara


NATION’S LONGEST STREAK The Bearcats have won 46-straight games at Fifth Third Arena. it’s crunch time in the conference and everyone is fighting for a spot and seed in the Big East and NCAA tournament.

Bearcats send McGill packing 75-41 BASKETBALL


COMING OUT STRONG Junior guard Cashmere Wright scored 14 points, shooting 50 percent from behind the arc, while also netting all four of his free throw attempts in the University of Cincinnati’s 75-41 win Tuesday night against McGill University at Fifth Third Arena. BRITTANY YORK | SPORTS EDITOR The University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half of its first exhibition game Tuesday night, pummeling McGill University 75-41 at Fifth Third Arena. At the end of the first half, the Bearcats

led by only five points; but in the second half, the defense came to life, limiting the Redmen to just 18 points. The Cats forced 24 turnovers and blocked 10 shots on the evening, holding McGill to a 31.4 field goal percentage. Senior forward Yancy Gates said talking on defense made everything click.

“At first when we started, we started slow; and we went possessions and didn’t talk,” Gates said. “When we communicated on defense and had a sixth man, it made it easier.” Gates finished the evening with 19 points after 31 minutes of play. UC head coach Mick Cronin said he expects that type of performance out of the senior forward every game this season. “This is his year,” Cronin said. “He needs to learn how to play when he’s tired. We need to be able to play him 30 minutes and go to him and score.” Senior guard Dion Dixon led the Cats with 20 points, followed by Gates’ 19 and junior point guard Cashmere Wright’s 14. Early in the first half, the Bearcats were down 8-1. They started the second half, however, with a 20-4 run with back to back three-pointers from Wright and Dixon. “We got more comfortable and we played faster,” Wright said. “Defense translates to offense. When you play hard on D, things will start transitioning on offense.” With 12:58 remaining in the game, Gates was left alone with the ball and on his way to what looked like would be his second straight dunk, but he tossed it against the backboard for Dixon to finish — slamming it in, then converting it to a three-point play after he was fouled. “The second half, we couldn’t have played much better,” Cronin said. “The guys shared the ball and passed well.” The Cats scored 28 points off of McGill’s turnovers and converted 13 offensive rebounds into 16 second-chance points. UC continues with preseason action at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, playing host to Northern Kentucky University.

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From silva | 3 support for Churchill’s statements — perhaps the next generation of social scientists will take his words to heart and formulate a political system that does not cater to special interests at the expense of society. From rail | 1 Margaret McGurk, co-chair of Cincinnatians for Progress, said that the issue wasn’t just about fighting for the future of the streetcar, but an issue of defending the city charter as well. “This is not a constitutional issue — this is an ordinary decision that elected officials are elected to make,” McGurk said. Elected officials were in abundance at the rally. Mayor Mark Mallory, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and a number of city council candidates were all in attendance to bolster support for the anti-Issue 48 message. Mallory, in a brief speech, referenced the failed ballot issue in 2009, which would have required voter approval for any streetcar plans, as an indication of how this election would play out. “It didn’t happen before, and it’s not going to happen this time,” Mallory said.

CROSSWORD from rivalry | 6 special teams. Pitt’s only points against Utah came on a blocked punt and a kickoff return. They’re also 2-for-3 on two-point conversion attempts in 2011. “They are by far the best combined special teams unit we faced to this point,” Jones said. “They’re extremely dynamic. They’re very talented. They’re explosive, and they have good team speed.” Much like the last time these two teams played at Heinz Field, this is an important game for both. “On Jan. 3, we started this journey in here in the team room when we talked about playing meaningful games in November. Obviously the Pitt game starts a lot of meaningful games in November,” Jones said. If Pittsburgh wins, they will automatically move up in the conference rankings. If the Bearcats win, they will solidify their first place Big East ranking and truly control their own destiny in both the conference and on the national stage. Look for the Bearcats to pummel the Panthers on Saturday at 2 p.m.

from SIGNs | 4 quickly, Perkins says. “I’m still in shock. I feel like I’m living in a dream, because I can’t believe how many students are like, ‘I want to join, I want to join’ — even people who aren’t in ASL, which is awesome,” Perkins says. More than 200 students have signed up and the club currently has more than 70 official members, Perkins says. “It’s so amazing,” Haven says. “We have gotten so much positive feedback, and we had a lot of people show up at the first meeting, and it really just hit off.” And whether students are Deaf, hearing, signing pros or completely new to the community, Perkins says all are welcome. “Whether you know sign language or you don’t, you can learn sign language from coming to the meetings,” Perkins says. And for others like Perkins, sometimes just trying ASL once is all it takes. “It helped me find my purpose in life,” Perkins says. “It helps me grow and mature as a person, and I want to be an inspiration to someone like my teacher was to me; very encouraging, amazing and very understanding of different lives of people.” Which is what interpreting is all about: connecting different lives and bridging the gap, one person at a time.





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