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A look inside the minds of America’s youth.
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Student default rates spike nationwide
JAMES SPRAGUE | CHIEF REPORTER
Recently released statistics from the United States Department of Education show that the rate of college students defaulting on federal student loans continues to rise — and it’s a trend that includes the University of Cincinnati. The national default rate jumped from 7 percent for fiscal year 2008 to 8.8 percent for fiscal year 2009, according to statistics released by the DOE Sept. 12. The increase was seen throughout all sectors of higher education — public, private and for-profit institutions — as the statistics examine more than 3.6 million students from approximately 5,900 schools nationwide who began loan repayments between October 2008 and September 2009. Of those 3.6 million students, more than 320,000 had defaulted on their loans by Sept. 30, 2010.
CCM grad awarded Emmy
The DOE did not consider those who defaulted after that time period as part of the data set, but the numbers still illustrate a growing issue facing both students and loan companies. “These hard economic times have made it even more difficult for student borrowers to repay their loans, and that’s why implementing education reforms and protecting the maximum Pell grant is more important than ever,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “We need to ensure that all students are able to access and enroll in quality programs that prepare them for wellpaying jobs so they can enter the workforce and compete in our global marketplace.” UC was not immune to the rising numbers, as an analysis by The News Record shows that since fiscal year
SCHOOL DEFAULT RATE (BASED ON DEPT. OF EDUCATION STATS)
7.9% Univ. of Akron
Midpoint Music Festival when where
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine
MidPoint Music Festival launches today with 186 musical acts on 18 stages in the downtown area. Musicians from Australia, New Zealand, China, Wales, Canada and locations all over the United States will join Cincinnati’s favorite local acts for this three-day indie extravaganza. Performances kick off at various venues at 7 p.m. each night, with ﬁnal shows beginning at 12:30 a.m. For more information, visit mpmf.com/festival. INSIDE
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Partnership developing third housing complex
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NEW ON BLOCK TThe new housing on Vine Street, slated to be a 20,008 sqare-foot complex with 102 apartments,, will have its own private parking and will take up almost an entire block. LANCE LAMBERT | STAFF REPORTER
Uptown Rental Properties and partner North American Properties plan to start work in 2012 with a $20 million budget for the project; A new Corryville housing project will replace a century-old school building to accommodate $15 million of the projected budget will be spent University of Cincinnati graduate and medical on hard construction to remove Schiel School and build the new complex. students as soon as December 2012. Schiel School, which closed in 2010, was Uptown Rental Properties, LLC has received unsuitable for remolding, Schimberg said. approval to demolish “We preferred an Schiel School to pave adaptive reuse,” said the way for a new fiveSchimberg, who first story apartment complex, considered reusing the containing more than vacant school as an 100 rooms, located on institutional, commercial Vine Street. office space or as Set to open residential apartments. —DAN SCHIMBERG summer 2013, the new “As an office building PRESIDENT OF UPTOWN RENTAL 20,008-square-foot complex we would have came PROPERTIES, LLC and parking lot near the up 200 parking spaces UC will take up an entire short,” Schimberg block, consisting of 102 apartments, retail and a said. “And there was no room to build a Fifth Third Bank branch. parking garage.” Corryville’s new apartments are designed Rehabbing the school into residential units for UC graduate and medical students along with employees of nearby hospitals, was considered, but the project would have only said Dan Schimberg, president of Uptown created 40 residential spaces at a $7 million loss, Schimberg said. Rental Properties. “Schools in general are hard to reuse because “The apartments are for people who want to live, work and play in the uptown area,” they are built for one use, have a lot of hall space and not many parking spaces,” Schimberg said. Schimberg said. The companies hope to start leasing in COULTER LOEB | CHIEF December 2012, and the PHOTOGRAPHER complex marks the third BUILDING recent project between FOR FUTURE the partners. Two leasing The partners have started companies have completed on 65 West — a 129-unit apartment building teamed up for located in Clifton Heights, a third time to construct student and a 16-unit apartment housing, replacing building on West Charlton Street and Jefferson a century-old Avenue. The two projects school. have a combined budget of $35 million. Amy Robinson, a graduate admissions officer for UC who oversees graduate recruitment, agreed it is important for outside businesses to help accommodate for the increase in graduate students. UC is expected to see an 8.8 percent increase in enrollment of graduate students from 2010 to 2011.
Once again, the University of Cincinnati has garnered accolades for its celebrated architecture. UC joins the ranks of the world’s most inspiring campuses, selected in a recent top 10 list by lifestyle and business magazine “Delta Sky.” Other universities ranking in the top 10 include The University of Chicago and University of Virginia, each meeting the physical settings and overall design standards the magazine used to compile its top 10. Since UC’s1989 architectural transformation, it has become a center of national attention for its unique campus. “Here, architecture students can literally study among the best. In 1989, the school decided to revitalize the campus, asking top architects — including Franks Gehry and alumnus Michael Graves — to design its new buildings,” the magazine article explained. World rankings are nothing SEE CAMPUS | 7
The apartments are for people who want to live, work and play in the uptown area.
JAMES SPRAGUE | CHIEF REPORTER
Univ. of Cinci
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LINES OF SYMMETRY UC’s campus was recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country.
Former UC basketball player dies
Lionel Harris, an awarded member of the 1973 Bearcats’ basketball team, died Sept. 9, 2011. He was drafted in the 15th round of the 1973 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He attended the University of Cincinnati from 1971-1973 and graduated with a sociology degree. After college, he accepted a position in the procurement office of the D.C. Department of Recreation until his retirement. Harris — a D.C. local legend — was buried on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
Statistics show theft dropping drastically in September
Despite alerts, crime is decreasing
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A University of Cincinnati alumnus is making a name for himself in the entertainment industry on a national stage. Travis Hagenbuch, a 2007 graduate from UC’s CollegeConservatory of Music, took home his second Primetime Emmy Award on Sept. 10 for his work on the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, which took place in February. Hagenbuch took the award for lighting design and direction in the variety, music, or comedy special category. From Ottawa, Ill., Hagenbuch is an associate lighting director for Full Flood Inc., a lighting design company known for its diverse design capacity. James Gage, Hagenbuch’s mentor and professor of theater design, said Hagenbuch’s talent makes him perfect for his second Emmy Award. “He was extremely creative when he came into our program as a high school student,” Gage said. “He’s a very humble person. You would never know he has all of these wonderful awards.” Hagenbuch’s first Emmy recognized his work for the 2010 Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony in Vancouver. He will be working on lighting design for the 45th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, airing Nov. 9 on ABC. “Travis is an expert,” Gage said. “He’s a great creative energy. He has the artistic capabilities but he’s also technical [and] computer savvy. I think Travis always had that duel capability.”
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In a span of two weeks, the University of Cincinnati community has received four email alerts from the UC Police Division regarding robberies or burglaries in the neighborhoods surrounding campus, which begs the question: how prevalent is crime at UC? The answer: crime is decreasing. In an analysis conducted by the News Record, statistics show that despite the flurry of emails advising the UC community of local crimes offenses such as robbery, theft, assault and rape are dropping on campus. UCPD crime statistics show that only six thefts have occurred on the Uptown campus — including East and West Campus — in
September 2011, compared to 42 in August 2011. Robberies have also dropped on campus this month as none have been reported as of press time, compared to two reports in August 2011. Assaults have also decreased, as UCPD daily logs show no reported assaults to date for September 2011, compared to two reports in August. Only one of the incidents the UCPD detailed in the four emails involved a UC student — the Sept. 13 armed robbery of a student at 10 W. Hollister St. — but it is not keeping campus police from working with the Cincinnati Police Department to prevent future incidents from occurring to both students and residents living on or around campus.
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“The investigation of these crimes is being conducted solely by CPD,” said Eugene Ferrara, chief of the UC Police Division. “However, we are in connection with them to explore possible options to increase police presence in these neighborhoods around campus.” Despite crime decreasing so far in September, however, it is likely would-be criminals are aware of the return of students to campus and surrounding areas, Ferrara said. “We have no empirical data indicating the criminals are tracking our student’s activities,” Ferrara said. “But, I think it is reasonable to assume that they are aware that more students are out and about now that SEE CRIME | 7
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Operation Fast and Furious
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TOW THE LINE William McMahon, ATF Deputy Assistant director for field operations, speaks during an Oversight Committee hearing Operation Fast and Furious July 26 in Washington, D.C., in which he admitted the ATF had “made some mistakes” but did not disclose the findings of the bureau’s internal investigation.
‘Operation Fast and Furious’ another ATF debacle jason hoffman | opinion EDITOR Since the end of World War II, Americans have questioned how much leniency the executive branch and its bureaucracies should receive when conducting covert business. Spying operations in the early days of the Cold War, the Watergate Scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency and many other boondoggles have been in the forefront of political discourse. Former President Ronald Reagan had the IranContra Affair, dealings with the House of Saud and the “Dubai-Purchase” plagued both Presidents Bush and the controversy over advanced interrogation techniques are still debated. Now, we are faced with an issue that may shed light into the dealings of President Barack Obama’s administration. Since 2006, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been conducting Project Gunrunner, a mission aimed at ceasing weapons and ammunition trafficking by Mexican cartels, which led to the seizure of more than 10,000 weapons and the arrest of more than 800 suspects, according to government reports. Recently, news of “Operation Fast and Furious” has shed light on a possible litany ATF misdeeds. In this operation, the ATF allegedly decided to allow the purchase of weapons at gun stores in Arizona and then track them as they made their way through the Mexican drug cartel pipeline, in the hopes of reducing cartels’ operations.
Sounds reasonable, right? Unfortunately, the ATF reportedly lost the ability to track the arms in Mexico and it has been revealed that one of the tracked weapons led to the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in Arizona in 2010 and others have been linked to the deaths of at least 200 people in Mexico. Since the ATF, as other federal agencies, is run by presidential appointees, the responsibility for this operation rests within the White House. Recently, reports have surfaced linking three White House Executives to the operation; most notably, Dan Restrepo, the President’s national security adviser to Latin America. Where is the accountability or public outcry for answers? Are we, as a people, the most delusional, mouthbreathing populace these United States have ever seen? Everyday our nation becomes more and more like the cast of “Idiocracy” only — instead of having Luke Wilson’s character to fix our national problems with a crazy liquid known as water, we have a political class and media syndicate that play nice and refuse to fix the real problems in our bureaucratic hierarchy. Mr. President, did you or anyone on your staff know anything about what was going on at our southern border? I wish there was a reporter with big enough stones inside the beltway to ask that question in person. Jason Hoffman is a fourth-year journalism and political science student at the University of Cincinnati and opinion editor at The News Record.
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FOLLOW THE CASINGS Since the July 26 hearings before the House Oversight committee, it has been discovered that the ATF has lost track of at least 1,000 firearms involved in at least 200 murders by Mexican drug cartels. A Border Patrol agent was also killed in Arizona using one of the guns.
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As school kicks off, keep on top of work Good news, ladies and gentlemen: There are only nine weeks left until Winter break. I’m actually just kidding. Well, a little. There are only nine weeks left, but no, I’m not entirely excited about it. The closer I inch toward graduating Winter quarter, the more I realize how real everything is about to get — the most real. That doesn’t mean I can’t impart unto you a little of the knowledge, insight and advice I’ve gathered in my four-plus years of college while I’m still around. I don’t mean to sound like anyone’s parent, but there are definitely a few things about college life I wish I could have understood a few years earlier — so maybe I can save you the trouble. This will be a little departure from my column last year, if you happened to have been around for that, but you can expect the same flavor of semi-sarcastic opinions based on things going on around the University of Cincinnati campus and city as a whole as they pertain you and I. Feel free to disagree and even let me hear about on Twitter: @SGdoesit. Since it’s still welcome week, I’ll throw one out for the freshmen in the audience. It’s a simple bit of advice that took me a quarter or two way too long to get a grip on. Had I hit the ground running as a freshman with this tidbit firmly in mind, I’d be graduated and paying back my obscene student loans back by now. The most important thing I can suggest to new college students is to stay on top of things. That simple bit of advice will make your life much easier from now on. It’s not as simple as it sounds, though. Staying on top of things is important in a handful of different college environments. Staying on top of things can mean keeping up on your work for class, being aware of your surroundings on the street or at parties, getting yourself involved with groups on campus or even making sure you keep in touch with your friends and family back home. Letting yourself get behind in your classes can cost you in many different — and usually expensive — ways. Having to re-take a class or two won’t only cost you money, it will cost you time, too. It’s easy to drop a class halfway through the quarter, but doing that more than a couple times can add up to a late graduation quicker than you’d think. You need to stay aware of your surroundings, too. Personally, I don’t think UC is in as quite a dangerous neighborhood as some people from outside the area seem to think, but that doesn’t mean you should stroll the sidewalks after dark here the way you would in the suburbs. The fact is, college students are easy targets and those who aim to victimize young people are well aware that this campus is home to more than 40,000 of them. So watch yourself — travel in groups, avoid areas that are off the beaten path and try not to get yourself separated from people and places you’re familiar and comfortable with. That doesn’t mean to avoid new people and places. Stay on top of your social life. Stay on top of what’s going on in and around campus. Watch the sports schedules for games– and not just football, but soccer and volleyball play in the fall, too. Even if you’re not in to sports, getting crazy with thousands of your screaming classmates at Nippert Stadium is an unforgettable social experience you won’t have another chance to have once you graduate. If you really just can’t stand sports at all, there are dozens of events posted around campus every week. Last but not least, stay on top of what’s going on back at home. One of the easiest things to overlook once you roll out to college is how your family is doing back home. Keep them all updated, and make sure you’re giving them something to be proud of– nothing is more awkward than coming home for winter break on academic probation, with a DUI and an inexplicable rash you can’t let your mom find out about. Do you have any advice that you think Sam should have offered? Email him at manager. email@example.com or send us a tweet at twitter.com/ NewsRecord_UC.
Beloit examines freshman mindset ZACK RIZZO | TNR CONTRIBUTOR Years ago, if someone told you they were surfing Amazon, you might wonder how the swell was on the world’s second longest river. If you posed the same idea to this year’s freshman class, however, they’d be likely to make quite a different connection. As yet another school year begins, ushered into classrooms across the country are another batch of young individuals with a unique mindset. Two professors at Wisconsin’s Beloit College have taken a closer look at the class of 2015, examining their worldviews and making note of the cultural phenomena that have shaped their 18 years thus far. These students, who were born mostly in 1993, have always known that McDonalds coffee is a bit too hot to handle, on more than one likely occasion have broken up with a significant other through texting or social media, and will have their first presidential memories of a former governor from Arkansas with a soothing Southern drawl and a unique intern program. What started as a “watch your references” joke among professors has ballooned into a widely viewed list that is consumed by everyone from news agencies to college administrators, and market research companies. As a generation born into the traffic of the information super highway, the class of 2015 has always had an Internet connection and likens dial-up to as distant a memory as
their parents do to old party-line telephones. Ferris Bueller could be their father and their classmates could include “Two and a Half Men” ’s Angus Jones and “Gossip Girl” ’s Taylor Momsen. The list also analyzes this year’s freshmen as being less outwardly social due to their dependence on cell phones and online chat capabilities. They are also less likely to visit a retailer that doesn’t have a website and more apt to associate “PC” with personal computers than political correctness. Not without their own inputs and opinions, this year’s incoming freshmen were not at a loss for words of things to say about their generation. Asked what he thought about this year’s list, University of Cincinnati first-year student Aaron Wells said he agreed with the list’s sentiments. “In today’s world, technology is all around us,” Wells said. “Our generation has embraced every aspect of it. If there is anything that I would add, it is that people can’t go hours now without updating a Facebook status or tweeting.” Upon reading the Beloit Mindset List, Ashley Tomlinson, also a first-year student at UC, said that freshmen are not as caught up in the web as elder generations might think. “We do not get too absorbed into the web world that it takes all of our concentration, but we always need to see who wrote on our wall, or tweeted us, or texted us,” she said.“This also helps make us aware of what is going on around us and what is happening in our world.” While some view the list as a sound summary of the class of 2015 others think the list may not be giving these students enough credit. “I agree somewhat with this list,” says UC first-year student Avery Helwig. “It applies to what our generation has experienced in life, but most of us aren’t oblivious to what it was like before our time. For example, we don’t all think
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FRESHMEN IN LBJ STATE OF MIND Basketball player LeBron James is on the minds of incoming college freshmen. the Internet has always been there.” Whatever is said about this generation, past generations, or those yet to come will certainly be debated long after they cease to be relevant. For a generation that is no longer concerned with altar girls, associates LBJ with LeBron James more than the former president and has distant memories of their parents waging battle in toy stores around the country for Tickle Me Elmos, the greatest things to be said about the class of 2015 are certainly ahead of them.
Fans show school spirit at Bearcat Blitz
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Bearcat Blitz Fans of the Bearcats congregated on Sept. 17 to partake in tailgating, food, and other festivities at Sigma Sigma Commons before the team defeated the Akron Zips. KATIE MANN | TNR CONTRIBUTOR The stands were filled with alumni and students ready to cheer on their school as the University of Cincinnati Bearcats took on the Akron Zips on Sept. 17. Before the players took to the field, walk-up tailgates were held in Campus Green and Sigma Sigma Commons for Bearcat Blitz. Organizations such as Rally Cats, Football Recruiting, had booths set up around Sigma Sigma Commons. Rally Cat’s is a student organization that supports all varsity athletics at the university from football to tennis. The Rally Cat members were selling $1 draft beers during the event. Not only do the Rally Cats go to the home games for sporting events and tailgate with alumni and fellow students, but they also travel to away games on occasion. The Grid Iron tailgate is set up in Sigma Sigma Commons directly outside of the
Campus Recreational Center four hours prior to the game. The Grid is new to the 2011 school year and is made up of multiple food vendors that set up along the center part of Sigma Sigma called the catwalk. Alumni and student organizations set up corn hole and Ultimate Frisbee along the Grid. “Butch Jones [head football coach] asked for us to come to the Grid today,” said sophomore and Committee chair of the Rally Cats, Courtney Farrell. The tent closest to the recreation center was the Football Recruit Will Call. “Three hours before each home game the booth is set up for high school football players being recruited for the university’s team,” said DAAP junior Emily Scraggs. These players come to the booth and pick up free tickets to the game as well as receive a tour of the locker room and facilities and meet coaches.
NAPA Auto Parts had a tent set up and catered by City Barbeque for its top dealers, and a Donato’s booth was present for those craving pizza. Many other food businesses set up along the catwalk and over in the Alumni tailgate lot located outside of Campus Green Garage. Inflatables were set up and grills were smoking full of burgers and hot dogs as laughter and spirit for UC filled the air. The University of Cincinnati Bearcat trotted down the catwalk two hours prior to the game to socialize with the crowd and snap pictures, and players walk from Sigma Sigma to the stadium and the cheerleaders and band have game day rituals that they perform for the crowd. The Bearcats were victorious against the Akron Zips, scoring 59 points, giving the fans who attended Bearcat Blitz something to cheer about.
New campus bakery takes the cake KALI VANSWERINGEN | TNR CONTRIBUTOR
Born and bred during Spring semester 2010 at Indiana University, My Campus Cakes is a fresh, new, campus sensation. At My Campus Cakes, students and parents won’t just find any ordinary Cincinnati bakery, but a place where parents can send their busy students an unexpected, yet personalized birthday surprise, with love from home. Making leaps and bounds in the campus amenities industry, My Campus Cakes is looking forward to a successful year. Jon Bradford and Michael Bradford are brothers who hale from Ithaca, N.Y. During his time as an Indiana University student, Jon applied his love of sweets and the skills he had learned in business to school COURTESEY OF MYCAMPUSto create his first CAKES.COM company with his ALL IN THE FAMILY life-long friend, Michael Bradford follows Matt Brown. “I had an ‘Aha!’ in his brother’s footsteps as he opens My Campus moment and just ran with it,” Jon Cakes at UC.
Bradford said of the inspiration behind My Campus Cakes. After prospering in Indiana for more than a year, Jon’s younger brother Michael decided to bring My Campus Cakes to the University of Cincinnati. “We offer a more personalized gift for students than a simple and generic gift basket that a parent could purchase from the school book store,” Michael Bradford says. With My Campus Cakes, parents and students can choose from sheet cakes to cookie cakes and everything in-between. My Campus Cakes, specializes in birthday cakes, but creates cakes of all kinds. With different cake flavors, and butter cream frostings, My Campus Cakes applies full customization to each order. “Cakes are always prepared the day of the delivery, so they’re always fresh,” said Michael Bradford. Along with the fresh cake students can receive, they also offer items necessary for the birthday party. With utensils, plates, candles, and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” at the door, students will be thoroughly surprised and excited that they will get to share this experience with their friends. My Campus Cakes will even take a picture of students when they deliver the cake. Even if they are hours away, parents can still enjoy their child’s birthday and know that he or she has received a special birthday surprise from home. My Campus Cakes is more to offer than just cakes. They have an array of baskets available for delivery. One popular item is an “Exam Week Basket” filled with coffee, writing utensils, snacks, and other items
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TAKING THE CAKE New student-run bakery delivers cakes and gift baskets right to the doors of UC students.
helpful for studying for $50. A new idea My Campus Cakes is working on is a “Get Well Soon” basket for sick students, which would include hot soup and other comforting items in a basket. Ordering items from My Campus Cakes is very simple. They run a full-functioning, easy to use website: www.MyCampusCakes. com, and they also have an 800 number that customers can use: 1-888-271-1198. My Campus Cakes has expanded to seven different campuses now, including schools in N.Y. and Colo. Pricing for all of the items they offer can be found on their website and they run deliveries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As My Campus Cakes opens their newest location at UC, owner Michael Bradford has high hopes for the student-run business. “I think it’s going to be a good year,” he says, “We plan to take the cake here at UC.”
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from mcclung | 8 in terms of quickness. He’s also very elusive with the football. He plays bigger than what he is, and he plays with a physicality to him. I see him getting better and better week in and week out.” While McClung is mostly focused on achieving the team’s goals — such as reaching a BCS Bowl game — he hasn’t lost track of his personal goals. “My goal is 10 touchdowns as a slot receiver and about 70 catches,” McClung said. “I really don’t care about the yards, because the yards will come with the catches.” He will continue to work toward these goals Thursday night when the Bearcats take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack at 8 p.m. in Nippert Stadium.
2007, default rates have jumped from 3.3 percent to 5.3 percent — a 2-percent increase. The analysis also shows that UC ranks fourth out of Ohio’s five largest universities based on enrollment — The Ohio State University, Kent State University, University of Akron and Ohio University were the other schools — regarding the default rate for fiscal year 2009. The University of Akron had the highest number of students defaulting on loans in the state with 7.9 percent. All five universities were under the national average, however. The increase in default rate — both at UC and nationally — could be attributed not only to the U.S. economy — as mentioned by Duncan — but also by unemployment rates and the volume of loans students take out without realizing how quickly the loan amounts accumulate, said Ken Wolterman, Bursar at UC. “My advice is to take out loans for only what you absolutely need,”Wolterman said. “Live like a student now so you don’t have to when you graduate.” Students should not include items such as iPods, vehicles or tattoos when outlining their financial aid budgets, Wolterman said, and suggests that students should consider paying at least the interest of some of their loans while still in school. “I encourage students who have unsubsidized loans to pay the interest each month, otherwise it will be capitalized when they go into repayment which results in a much higher payment,” Wolterman said. Unsubsidized loans are not based on financial need and can accrue interest from the start of the loan, as the federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans — which are based on financial need — while the student is in school. UC did see its default rate for Federal Perkins loans decrease for fiscal year 2010, however. The rate dropped from a total of 20.05 percent in fiscal year 2009 to 13.77 percent for 2010.
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From campus | 1 new for Clifton’s campus, In 2010, UC was named among the world’s most beautiful college campuses by Forbes magazine, joining elite universities like Stanford University,Yale University and Princeton University. A 2007 Boston Globe article claimed Harvard University could use UC as a model for architectural innovation. “Architecturally, Cincinnati feels as if it must have hired every famous architect in the world,” the article said. In 2009, UC’s architecture program was ranked among the world’s best by DesignIntelligence. UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning architecture was placed second — with only Harvard ranking higher. “It is a great laboratory to teach students,” said Boling Terry, associate professor of architecture.“I take my students all the time to look at examples of details and to show how architecture responds to the environment.” Terry also believes UC enrollment has increased due to its inspiring architecture. “The added benefit of the unique environment will attract more students to the campus,”Terry said. In the process of developing the campus’ renowned structures, architecture graduates worked along with local firms to contribute to the master plan, Terry said. FRom crime | 1 more students are out and about now that classes have started.” In the case of the two home invasions reported Sept. 19 in the 2300 block of Ohio Avenue, reports stated the robber entered through unlocked doors at the rear of each residence. That type of robbery is something that can be defended against, Ferrara said. “The first line of defense for this crime is to make sure all entrances to your residence are locked,” Ferrara said. “In addition, check to make sure the entrances to your residence are visible to neighbors and passersby, and that they are well lighted.” Such a measure could deter criminals from entering a residence, Ferrara said, because it puts them in the position to be seen by potential witnesses. The UCPD also on its website a list for students regarding personal safety measures — including if a student is the victim of a robbery — and one of those tips stands out from the rest, Ferrara said. “The most basic suggestion is if you are confronted by a criminal, especially one with a weapon, it is best not to resist if the only thing being threatened is your property,” Ferrara said. “Unless your life is in danger, resistance is too great a risk.”
Weekend Edition Sept. 22 | 2011 NEWSRECORD.ORG
FULLBACK JASON HOFFMAN
Pats and Packers will roll in week three With two weeks down in the National Football League, many teams are battling injuries and still struggling to find an identity on both sides of the ball. This comes as no surprise, considering the lack of an offseason and the amount of coaching staff changes this season. Week three is upon us; let’s continue the insanity. (Home team is noted in CAPS.) CAROLINA (-3.5) over Jacksonville: Cam Newton has nearly 900 passing yards through the first two weeks and looks more like Warren Moon than Jamarcus Russel. The Jaguars just announced that Blaine Gabbert will be starting his first game in the NFL on the road; I’ll take the Panthers in a rout. TENNESSEE (-7) over Denver: The Titans upset the Ravens last week, and the Broncos are going to be playing their first away game of the season. Houston (+5) over NEW ORLEANS: The Texans have looked impressive thus far with two wins against the Colts and the Dolphins, and their high-flying offense will keep them in the game. MINNESOTA (+4) over Detroit: Jared Allen looked like he was playing against a high school team last week. Look for more of the same against the Lions in week three. PHILADELPHIA (pk) over New York Giants: It is still unclear whether or not Michael Vick will play against the G-Men, but in a “pick-em” scenario, the home team is always advised. Even if Vick doesn’t play, the offense should still be good enough to put up points againt New York. NEW ENGLAND (-9) over Buffalo: With Tom Brady at the helm, the Patriots can put 50 points on the scoreboard any week. The Pats will easily end the Bills’ early winning streak that came against sub-par teams. Miami (-3.5) over CLEVELAND: The Browns are coming off a win against the Manning-less Colts and will face much stiffer competition from the Dolphins who didn’t look too bad in their first two games. CINCINNATI (-2) over San Francisco: The Bengals lost a snoozer last week in Denver, but the rookie combo of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green will help the offense to move the ball against the 49ers’ mediocre defense. OAKLAND (+3.5) over New York Jets: The Raiders are playing inspired ball this year and will play the overrated Jets close at home. Baltimore (-3.5) over ST. LOUIS: The Ravens will rebound from their embarrassing loss to the Titans last week and shut down Sam Bradford. KANSAS CITY (+16.5) over San Diego: No matter how bad the Chiefs have looked in their first two games, they almost always play the Chargers close, and this game should be no different than seasons prior. Atlanta (+1) over TAMPA BAY: Following their performance against the Eagles on Monday night, the Falcons should win outright, but the one point leaves the opportunity for a push. GREEN BAY (-3) over Chicago: The Bears were mauled by the Saints last week and will look inept against a similar offense this week against The Pack. SEATTLE (+3.5) over Arizona: Pete Carroll and the Seahawks will play the Cardinals close in their home opener at the loudest stadium in the NFL. Pittsburgh (-11) over INDIANAPOLIS: The countdown has begun until the Curtis Painter era begins in Indianapolis. DALLAS (pk) over Washington: Once again, take the home team when there is no spread. Last Week: 10-4-2 Season: 20-9-3 Do you agree with Hoffman? Think he’s full of hot air, or think you know better? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cats keep win streak alive VOLLEYBALL
SAM WEINBERG | SPORTS EDITOR
In the team’s 2011 home opener, the University of Cincinnati volleyball team was able to keep the nation’s longest home-winning streak alive, but just barely. The Bearcats’ three-set-to-two victory against the Evansville Purple Aces Tuesday marked the team’s 40th consecutive win at home and just the fourth time in the past five years Cincinnati has been brought to five sets at Fifth Third Arena. “You never want to go to five sets,” said UC head coach Reed Sunahara. “I was hoping we would have played better, but Evansville is a good team. They did a lot of good things out there.” Bearcats’ senior outside hitter Missy Harpenau recorded a game-and career-high 23 kills, while Cincinnati junior defensive specialist Karen Onuki posted a career-high 17 digs. Despite the win and despite playing a trio of freshmen, Sunahara believes his team could
have limited some of its mistakes and performed better. “We’re a third of the way into the season, so we can’t say we’re young anymore,” Sunahara said. “Freshmen will be freshmen, but I was hoping we would be better than that. Our veterans need to take the reins of this team, take control and lead us.” The Bearcats jumped out to an early lead in the first set, but defensive mistakes plagued Cincinnati, which allowed the Aces to go on an 11-4 run and win the opening set 25-23. In the second set, Cincinnati bounced back and turned the tides on Evansville, winning 25-23 to send both teams into intermission tied at one apiece. Cincinnati easily took the third set 25-20, but in the fourth, the Purple Aces fired back to take the set 25-15, forcing a decisive fifth. “Our passing broke down and our blocking wasn’t good, which puts a lot more stress on our defense,” Sunahara said. “Hopefully we can fix that, and hopefully we can play better
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THREADING THE NEEDLE Jordanne Scott recorded 16 kills and ﬁve blocks in UC’s 3-2 win against Evansville Tuesday at Fifth Third Arena. defense and get better ball control.” Despite being bested by 10 points in the fourth set, the Bearcats rebounded in the fifth and won 15-11 to clinch the match. The Bearcats return to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m.
Sunday to play Connecticut and St. John’s, respectively, in the team’s first Big East action of the season. “We’ve played a tough schedule,” Sunahara said. “I hope that will help us going into the Big East conference schedule.”
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LONG WAY COMING In his freshman campaign, University of Cincinnati wideout Anthony McClung caught just 22 passes for 217 yards. Through three games in his sophomore season, McLung has caught 11 passes for 123 yards and a team-high three touchdowns.
McClung’s work pays off for Bearcats’ offense CATHY HEBERT | SENIOR REPORTER
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STRONG HOME OPENER In the Bearcats’ home opener against the Austin Peay Governors Sept. 3, Anthony McClung caught three passes for 48 yards and two touchdowns.
e’s tied for sixth in the Big East in touchdowns, is second on the team in total yards and is first on the team in receiving touchdowns — all unexpected feats for the University of Cincinnati’s sophomore wide receiver, Anthony McClung. “I never would have expected this coming into the season because D.J. [Woods] is a senior, [Kenbrell Thompkins] is a junior, and I’m just a sophomore,” McClung said. “It’s kind of weird, but at the end of the season, I think we’re all going to have around the same amount.” Just before his senior year of high school, the NCAA deemed McClung ineligible, forcing him to sit out the entire season. After taking the ACT test, the NCAA cleared him and UC made him an official offer. However, in May of that year, the NCAA flagged his ACT score, and he wasn’t cleared to report to campus or practice with the team until the start of training camp. McClung said he chose Cincinnati because of their willingness to stick with him through the ups and downs of his recruiting process. “They stayed with me through it all, even when I was ineligible,” McClung said. “They stayed with me the whole time. So I just felt like I had the most love from them.” While he was the No. 4 receiver last season,
he still saw a lot of playing time — appearing in 10 of UC’s 12 games and starting in two of them. During his freshman campaign, he totaled 217 yards and two touchdowns on 22 catches. McClung put in the work over the summer to prepare himself for a bigger role this season. “We ran a lot, we lifted a lot,” McClung said. “Just training hard and that’s all.” All of that painful work is already starting to pay off. The slot receiver is only three games into his first season as a starter, but he is already having an impact on UC’s offense. He has started in all three of the Bearcats’ games, accumulating 123 yards and a team-high three touchdown receptions on 11 catches. The humble receiver credits most of his success to family. “They pushed me a lot, and not just about football,” McClung said. “They stayed on me about my grades, and they told me to get to church and to get close with God, so that’s what I’m doing.” Cincinnati head football coach Butch Jones believes McClung’s success is a combination of quickness and hard work, among other things. “He’s an extremely competitive young man,” Jones said. “He’s very quick — he’s probably one of our top two or three guys on the team SEE MCCLUNG | 7
UC readies for NC State grudge match
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The University of Cincinnati football team takes on North Carolina State Thursday evening in a game that the Bearcats hope turns out drastically different than the last time the two teams met. In last year’s matchup, the Wolfpack defeated the Bearcats 30-19 in Raleigh, N.C. It was the Bearcats’ chance to show that they could compete another year at a national level, but they couldn’t match up to the explosive NC State offense. University of Cincinnati head football coach Butch Jones said the Bearcats want to remedy that and show the efforts they’ve put into building a working foundation. “I think they want to prove themselves from last year,” Jones said. The Bearcats will have the chance to do that at 8 p.m. Thursday — both at home and on national television. Last season, the Bearcats were without senior running back Isaiah Pead due to injury, who is averaging 9.5 yards per rush this season. Jones said the team’s running game will continue to be a point of emphasis.
“We’ll be challenged, but in today’s age of football, you have to be able to establish the run,” Jones said. “You have to be able to run the football. When you’re able to run the football, that lends itself to playing good defense in keeping them off the field.” Cincinnati’s defense has been inconsistent, though it bounced back Saturday against Akron to score three touchdowns. Cincy will need another strong showing on defense to keep up with NC State’s offense that is accumulating an average of 256 passing yards per game. The Wolfpack’s defense has woes as well, with three key players out due to injury. “I don’t think that’ll have much of an impact, because they do so many things that challenge you in preparing for them and then with a short week of preparation — all their fires and movement and different blitz schemes and coverages. They’re skilled in the back end,” Jones said. “Even though they have suffered through some injuries, they have quality backups.” Thursday’s game should be more evenly matched compared to UC’s three prior opponents
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ON THE RUN University of Cincinnati senior running back Isaiah Pead has rushed for 257 yards and four touchdowns off 27 attempts, averaging 9.5 yards per carry.
this season, and it will give the Cats a chance to prove themselves in a national arena yet again. “I believe it’s going to be an electric atmosphere — it’s going to be a blackout,” said Jones. “It’s great for our university and our entire community.”