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Northern Iowa’s

Volume 107, Issue 35


student-produced newspaper since

Cedar Falls, Iowa

BLACK HISTORY MONTH Countering amnesia

civil rights >>page 6


LOUD IN MCLEOD Support our lady Panthers >>page 10

Darwin Week: the science of prayer ALAN WILKINS Staff Writer

On Tuesday night in the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Multicultural Education, Hector Avalos, a philosophy and religious studies professor at Iowa State University, presented a lecture for Darwin Week on religion. In his lecture he asked the question, “Can science prove that prayer works?” Avalos explained that people believe in prayer because they believe miracles happen as a result of prayer and that God will See PRAYER, page 3


NISG senate allows closed organizations JOHN ANDERSON Editorial Staff

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Along with Avalos presenting on Tuesday evening, UNIFI and UNI Navigators held a debate earlier in the day questioning, “Are Christian Beliefs Damaging the World?” Above, Cory Derringer, senior sociology major and UNIFI member, expresses his point of view regarding the issue.

The Northern Iowa Student Government senate passed a bill by a vote of 27-2-0 Wednesday that will amend its by-laws to permit the recognition of both organizations that are open to all students and those that are not. NISG will not recognize organizations that discriminate in ways that violate university policy or state or federal law. The bill, sponsored by Off-Campus Senator Ryan Alfred and Speaker of the See NISG, page 4

UNI accounting students provide free income tax assistance BLAKE FINDLEY Staff Writer

Every year, accounting students at the University of Northern Iowa offer free assistance on income tax returns for students, staff and members of the community who make less than $58,000 dollars per year. This is done through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Every Monday and Wednesday until April 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the accounting students will host sessions in Curris Business Building room 223 for anyone wishing to receive their help. “I think this is a fabulous way for accounting students to get real world experience while giving back to UNI, the student body, and the community,” said Christine Bauman,

associate professor of accounting and faculty advisor to the program. Bauman would like to remind students and others coming to take advantage of the assistance that it is absolutely critical to come prepared. Anyone seeking assistance needs to bring proof of identification, W-2 forms from each of his or her employers, social security cards, banking information, tuition pay-

ment statements (form 1098-T), a student loan interest statement and a list of other income and expenses. Students need to know whether their parents are currently claiming them as dependents. Also, while the accounting students can electronically prepare federal and state tax returns, they will not e-file the tax See TAX ASSISTANCE, page 3

Lisa Jepsen speaks I Spy at UNI about the economics of sexual orientation DANIELLE KRULL Staff Writer

On Monday, Feb. 7 University of Northern Iowa students, faculty members and community members gathered for the Current Research on Women Forum in the Center for Multicultural Education to hear Lisa Jepsen, associate professor of economics, present “The Economics of Sexual Orientation.” In Jepsen’s presentation, which was sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers, she discussed sexual orientation coming from an economic point of view, explaining her

research by sharing the data and information she found while breaking the different stereotypes people have when discussing both sexual orientation and economics. One of those stereotypes she explored was how gays earn 10 to 30 percent less than heterosexual men and that lesbians earn 10 to 35 percent more than heterosexual women. “Gay men are found to be less threatening and lesbians are found to be more threatening in the business world,” said Jepsen. One of the main points that Jepsen highlighted towards the end of her presentation was a census See JEPSEN, page 4

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Do you know where this picture was taken? If so, e-mail us at with your answer. The winner’s name and the picture’s location will be featured in the next edition of the Northern Iowan. The winner from the Feb. 8 issue is Chris Bowden, a UNI sophomore who correctly identified that the previous image was taken at Innovative Teaching and Technology Center.




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Darwin Week 2011 kicked off Monday with various lecturers, including nationally recognized blogger Greta Christina. The event continued into Tuesday with presentations by Kenneth Atkinson, Robert Seager and Hector Avalos. A debate also took place Tuesday with the main question being, “Are Christian Beliefs Damaging the World?” ANNA SCHRECK/Northern Iowan

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intervene if they pray. He defined a miracle as “an event that defies natural law, directly caused by God.” He used examples of airplane crash survivors to explain that miracles don’t happen. Empirical data shows that the probability of a passenger surviving a plane crash is dependent on the altitude of the plane. This theory is assisted by the fact that passengers from all different religions have the same rate of survival depending upon altitude. He presented studies that tried to prove patients who were prayed for in hospitals have better chances of recovery. However, Avalos disagreed. “It is not possible for there to be a control group for prayer. Who knows if someone is praying for one of the patients in the control group?” said Avalos. “It is impossible for science to prove that prayer works.”

Avalos, now an atheist, used to be a Pentecostal preacher who prayed to God to heal believers. He said he became non-religious by reading the Bible. When Avalos became an atheist, his beliefs conflicted with his work as a faith healer. “Mythological beings don’t help people, people help people,” said Avalos. At ISU, Avalos researches the relationship between violence and religion, science and religion, and religion among Latinos. He has written a total of eight books, two as editor and six as the sole author. His next book will be about slavery and the Bible. When asked what were the most important points he wanted the audience to understand from the lecture, he said, “The scientific method is the best method we have to live our lives and to create a good society through empirical data.” He also wanted audience to “know how well the organizers (University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquires) work to make these events happen. I’m very

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returns. The process is on a first-come, first-served basis with no appointments given. Taxpayers utilizing the program need to arrive early to allow the accounting student enough time to complete their end of the night’s session; they are encouraged to arrive before 5:30 p.m. The students assisting with the tax returns are all accounting students who have com-

grateful that they do the kind of work they do. I don’t think they get appreciated enough for that.” UNI students attending the event had their own opinions of the presentation. Devin Yeoman, a graduate student majoring in science education, compared the presentation to previous ones given by Avalos. “I’ve seen all three (presentations) of them. It’s his best one so far, not to say his other ones were bad,” Yeoman said. “I thought it was great. I liked how much evidence he had for his opinions and how much thought he put into it. He had statistics to back it up and evidence both from his life and from studies he has done,” said Laura Schmitz, a senior anthropology and biology double major. Joe Enabnit, who is a member of UNIFI and blogs for the group, said, “I really enjoyed Hector’s talk. He did a good job proving his title statement.” For more information regarding Darwin Week, go to

pleted the course Tax 1. Two faculty members, Bauman and Martha Wartick, the head of the accounting department, will review all tax returns before they are submitted. “I have not heard much about this program, otherwise I would have taken advantage of it,” said Scott Baue, a freshman business major. “It would really be a good idea for students to take advantage of this. Otherwise, they could have H&R Block or other firms assist with their tax returns, but it would cost about $40.”




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snapshot of same-sex couples and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of Iowa that was done by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles Law School. The study showed that from an economic point of view in Iowa, same-sex couples are demographically and geographically diverse, individuals in same-sex couples are actively engaged in the state economy, same-sex couples have fewer economic resources than married couples, same-sex partners depend on one another in ways that are similar to that of married couples and same sex-couples are raising children in Iowa. “The presentation was really interesting and it was good to hear facts backed up by numbers,” said Kayla Lauridsen, a freshman elementary education major. “The purpose of the CROW Forum is for faculty to present current information on women’s and gender studies, and the forum allows the campus and the broader community to hear the latest research on women’s studies,” said Phyllis Baker, director and professor of women’s and gender studies. “Jepsen’s presentation was a nice overview on a topic aimed at a broad audience.”

Senate Kevin Shannon, amends the by-laws to coincide with precedents that were set last semester when senate voted to recognize the student organization Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization with restricted membership. “(Legally,) either you’re all open all the time, or you’re doing what we’re doing right here,” Alfred said. In question was a June 10 United States Supreme Court ruling that determined it was legal for a university to deny funds to a student organization that has closed membership if that university has a policy requiring organizations to be open to all students. According to Shannon, a legal counsel determined that the current by-law change is legal as long as it is equally enforced and the senate doesn’t recognize groups that violate university policy. The senate also passed a resolution requesting that the length of time between mandatory CatID password changes be increased from 90 days to 120, which would match policies at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. While College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Senator Spencer Walrath recognizes the importance of regular password changes, as


Lisa Jepsen, associate professor of economics, explored whether sexual orientation has an economic effect on society.

“Darwin was about questioning dogma and questioning conventional wisdom of the day, and what Dr. Jepsen had to say in her presentation allows people to question and to think,” said Trevor Boeckmann, senior economics major and UNIFI president. The next CROW Forum will be held March 7 in the

CME. Kevin Leicht of the University of Iowa will be presenting on “Economic Development and Women’s Life Chances.” “His presentation will be a cross-national research looking at the relationship between men’s economic inequality a women’s status,” explained Baker.


a Hotmail e-mail account he created in third grade started sending spam e-mails to his contacts years later, he feels the current policy requires excessive password changes. “Every time I change my password, it somehow involves a Star Wars character, and I’m running out,” he said. The senate also considered measures to improve efficiency. Two weeks ago, Women’s and Gender Studies requested more than $7,000 in funding for a celebration of Women’s History Month. Because the funding request went to senate, they were able to request more than the usual $3,000 cap put on student organization funding requests that go through the Organization and Finance Committee. Citing the precedent allowing this would set, the senate passed a bill Wednesday requiring all funding requests to go through the Organization and Finance Committee, which will hold all student organizations to the same guidelines. The senate also read a resolution that would change the by-laws to require a member of the Governmental and Legislative Affairs Committee to update NISG documents to include senate-approved changes after the body found last week that an approved change wasn’t made in the official by-laws.

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‘The Roommate’ fails to entertain By EMILY HEYER Film Critic

To say I had low expectations walking into the movie theatre to see “The Roommate” would be a grand understatement. The trailers made it look like a campy pseudo-psychological thriller with nothing to entertain its audiences with except beautiful people. After walking out of the theatre, even with the low, low expectations, I was still disappointed. The subpar plot goes like this: a girl from Des Moines, Sara (Minka Kelly, “Parenthood”), goes to college in Los Angeles where she meets her roommate Rebecca (Leighton Meester, “Gossip Girl”), who turns out to be, to say it best, freakin’ crazy. She obsesses over Sara and gets rid of anyone that messes with her, including a party girl and a sleazy professor. Oh, and the kitten (a PETA nightmare). It’s a pseudo-sexual thriller claiming to be akin to the older “Single White Female,” but it can’t even come close to that movie’s level. The writing is so awful it is laughable. It’s hard to say what exactly makes this movie so bad. The acting is actually all right. Both Kelly and Meester, who are traditionally found on the television screen and not the big screen, make the transition well. Meester, in fact, does a fantastic job of being creepy, and the makeup artists managed to make her look it as well. Kelly, who has held roles on “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood,” does a decent job playing the innocent Iowa girl who-makes it in the city, even though the role has the depth of a teaspoon. Cam Cigandet (“Burlesque”) plays the drummer-boyfriend, and he does a good job working with a horrible script as


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Students bring Dance Marathon to UNI campus By BLAKE FINDLEY Staff Writer

him. Take the time to talk with him. Give him a back massage, cook him dinner or just spend a little time in his arms. After all, your grade in Oral Comm. won’t be sitting next to you on a porch swing watching the sunset when you’re 64, but he might.

Every year, thousands of students at 150 college campuses across the nation have fun while raising millions of dollars for The Children’s Miracle Network through a dance marathon. Next year, the University of Northern Iowa will become one of these schools. The Dance Marathon organization consists of student executives who serve on committees and work to coordinate the event and student “dancers” who go out in the community and partner with businesses and local leaders to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. The climax of the yearlong campaign is a dance marathon where students who have raised money spend nearly 12 hours dancing and participating in various activities. The idea is that the sick children never get to take a break from their illnesses, so we shouldn’t take a break either. Dance Marathon has become extremely popular on other college campuses in Iowa. “There are students who attend the University of Iowa because of the presence of Dance Marathon on the campus and their wanting to get involved with it,” said Dakotah Reed, a junior management major and the driving force behind the push to get a Dance Marathon on the University of Northern Iowa’s campus. “Having it at UNI will potentially attract incoming students to the university as well as give more students a chance to get involved with a great organization.” The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is the recipient of the money raised by Dance Marathon in Iowa. The hospital uses the money to do small things within the hospital that will make the children and families more comfortable. The donations might go towards purchasing books, movies, laptops, game

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Leighton Meester, left, and Minka Kelly star in Screen Gems’ thriller, “The Roommate.”

well. Perhaps this is the best thing to be said about the actors in the film: they all do fine working with rubbish. One of the biggest issues with this film is the little things. Being a college student, it’s natural that I would notice the little things that don’t make sense like the huge dorm rooms, not finding out who your roommate is or where your room is until you sign in at your dorm, not wearing shower shoes and of course, meeting the love of your life on the very first night. With that said, it wasn’t just me. The group of high-schoolers sitting in front of me also found the movie ridiculous. Why the writer, Sonny Mallhi, who has co-produced films like “The Lake House” and “The Strangers” didn’t do seemingly any research on what college

is actually like (I saw nobody in sweatpants) is questionable, even if this is his first time writing a script. The other big issue I had with this film is the fakeness of it all. The fight scenes are fake, the longing glances Rebecca sends her dear roomie are fake and the college life is fake. Having just seen how good a pyscho-sexual thriller can be with “The Black Swan,” it is sorely disappointing to be viewing the other side of the spectrum. It might be unfair to compare “The Roommate” to “The Black Swan,” but with the similar genres, it’s easy to do. The film was bad – plain and simple. If you want to see it, wait until it’s on Instant Netflix because one thing is for sure: it isn’t worth the ticket price… or any price.

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deeper relationship with your man. Act enthusiastically. Your boyfriend doesn’t know that you’ve spent all day cramming for that math test, slaving over a history paper and sucking up to snotty customers. He’s spent his day waiting to see his master girlfriend. When you blow up on him, he doesn’t understand why. He’s excited to see you, so act excited to see him. If you just can’t fake it, take 10 minutes beforehand to destress. Listen to a favorite song, reread a note he wrote you, anything to brighten your mood. Then go and greet him with a little enthusiasm. When he sees you happy, he’ll want to please you even more. It’s a win-win situation. Teach, don’t train. Contrary to popular belief, men have brains and can be

taught new behaviors. As a woman, it’s your duty to help teach your boyfriend which behaviors are acceptable and which are not. If he tries getting frisky while you’re concentrating on your homework, don’t just slap him and yell, “No!” He’s told “No!” a million times a day; its meaning is lost to him. Instead, try teaching him an acceptable behavior. When he gets frisky, tell him in a calm voice, “Let me finish this assignment and then we can get nasty.” Chances are he’ll wait, plus the anticipation will drive him wild. Insist that the relationship comes first. Both of you probably have a mountain of stuff going on at the moment: school, work, friends, etc. However, if your boyfriend is going through a rough patch, don’t ignore

We all make mistakes, but dwelling on them will turn a dirt clog on your path into a relationship mudslide. Don’t forget he has a brain and can learn from his mistakes, but not if you’re always mad at him.



By TARYN PARKER Staff Writer

Imagine: check-out lines at Prexy’s separated by skin color, a “whites only” computer lab, dorm halls segregated by skin color and the “please don’t spit in the drinking fountains” sign replaced by a giant “COLORED” label. It’s difficult for most students to imagine the University of Northern Iowa campus like that, but this type of segregation was typical back in the 1960s. During the month of February, the country takes a moment to reflect on the impact of the civil rights movement and honor African Americans that fought and continue to fight the long battle for equality. “Black History Month is a time in which all people are educated about the honorable achievements and ingenious inventions created by the many

blacks that have become recognized by the mainstream (media) over the years,” said Skylar Mayberry-Mayes, president of the UNI Black Student Union. “It publicly introduces an element of cultural competence that reflects on our past and its significance to the future.”  According to Mayberry-Mayes, “this month complements the excitement and inspiration for redefining our purpose of embracing others around us.” “Given the history of racial exclusion in this country, with particular reference to African Americans, it is incumbent upon us as citizens to recognize that categorical trauma and demonstrate the remarkable ways in which blacks have survived and achieved success despite oppressive circumstances,” said Michael Blackwell, director of the Center for Multicultural Education. “Often,

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consoles and anything that would essentially improve the quality of their life for a sick child and their family. UNI was the only Iowa regent university that had not sponsored a Dance Marathon. The University of Iowa hosted a 24-hour marathon last weekend and raised $1.2 million for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Iowa State University held a 15-hour marathon in January, raising more than $250,000.


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this amazing story of struggling against the odds is scarcely told, and one vehicle that has countered such convenient amnesia is Black History Month.” The CME presents annual programs and activities in effort to observe this commemorative month. “Usually, we seek to bring in a national renowned speaker to discuss issues and accomplishments related to African Americans. This year’s featured presenter is Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, the esteemed scholar, public intellectual, author and cultural critic,” Blackwell said. Dyson, author of “Come Hell or High Water” and ” Know What I Mean,” will speak Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The CME will also be sponsoring several other activities and events throughout the month including a Black History Jeopardy

According to Reed, UNI is not looking at hosting a 24-hour marathon, but a shorter marathon is tentatively set for February 2012. “However long the event is, the time we spend is nothing (compared) to the time spent by the children fighting for their very lives,” Reed said. “They are why we are doing this.” According to the Children’s Miracle Network homepage, Dance Marathon was first started in 1973 at Penn State University. Today, the Dance Marathon at Penn State is the largest in the United States and raises an average of $8 million a year.

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Believe mistakes do not

mean failure. Your boyfriend forgot your anniversary. Big deal, right? Wrong! He made a mistake. Remember when

night. The civil rights movement of the 1960s swept through the nation, spurring outbreaks of change. Although the UNI campus and surrounding communities look very different from those days, Blackwell reminds us that there is still a ways to go. “With a tax on affirmative action, which grew out of the movement, we are reversing the intended goals of redressing the history of exclusion in this country,” Blackwell said. “Much of that movement resulted only in cosmetic changes related to desegregation; it really did not foster the development of a fully racially integrated society. The latter type of society is still off into the distant future.” For more information on Black History Month activities, visit www.

As UNI’s Dance Marathon is just getting on its feet, Reed and the newly appointed co-directors, Brenna Bush and Emily Hanson, are looking for other students who may be interested in joining the organization. Applications for executive committee positions will soon be available in the UNI Student Involvement and Activities Center. Students looking to get involved who don’t want to be executive committee members can join the “UNI Dance Marathon” Facebook page or contact Dakotah Reed at or (641)777-2802.

you forgot about the brake pedal and accidentally hit the gas, propelling you into the car ahead of you? We all

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make mistakes, but dwelling on them will turn a dirt clog on your path into a relationship mudslide. Don’t forget he has a brain and can learn from his mistakes, but not if you’re always mad at him. Finally, catch your boyfriend doing something right! Men and women are from different planets, but evolution has pitted the survival of the human race on our cooperation (and on the union of our respective anatomical parts). That said, men are difficult to deal with: we don’t listen, we never show affection, we don’t appreciate all you do for us... or so you think! We are as often committed to making relationships work as women; it just takes patience and understanding to figure us out. So, next time, before you scold your boyfriend for doing something wrong, try rewarding him for doing something right. If you do, he just might surprise you.



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Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Cedar Valley By BLAKE FINDLEY Staff Writer

Every year, people around the world spend Feb. 14 celebrating love, romance and passion. But sometimes, people have a tough time deciding how to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Luckily, students and staff across the University of Northern Iowa campus have many suggestions for what to do with your significant other or your friends on Valentine’s Day. “Watch the movie ‘Valentine’s Day,’” said freshman deciding major, Dylan Hillyer. “Make her breakfast. Chocolate is always a good idea, though not the cheap, Wal-Mart kind. Also, calling her beautiful usually makes things even better.” Kelcie Freeman, a junior elementary education and early childhood education double major, suggests going to a Black Hawks hockey game or going out to dinner at the Brown Bottle. Natalie Miller, a freshman elementary education major, mentioned that it would be fun to go out for dinner at the Texas Roadhouse with friends and then potentially see a movie. “I would like to do the same

thing as Natalie, but would rather go to Olive Garden,” said Brittany Gotto, a freshmen deciding major. Alison Meyer, a sopho-

more Spanish and communicative disorders double major, said, “I think going to Pursuing Picasso and painting pottery would be a cute, fun place to go for Valentine’s Day.” “Ice skating is something

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freshman biology major. “I like going to movies, and Old Chicago is a great place to (eat),” mentioned Kasie Fuller, a freshmen deciding major. Loren Thalacker, a junior biology major, suggested doing something creative with your valentine. “Staying in and making homemade Valentine’s cards and treats for each other could be fun, and so could getting a cup of coffee at Cup of Joe, or going home to play board games. Also, it’s the girl’s chance to pick the sappiest love movie she can think of that the boy never wants to watch,” Thalacker said. Nile Jones, a senior psy-

chology major, thought some shops on Main Street would be fun to check out, especially the wine and chocolate shops. “I would definitely (suggest) Soho Sushi Bar and Deli,” said Beth Denning, a sophomore public administration major. “The sushi there is so good; I am addicted. It is by far my (boyfriend’s and my) favorite restaurant around here. It is a little pricy for college students, but well worth it.” No matter who you spend Valentine’s Day with, rest assured that there are fun and creative ways to make the holiday special.

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From the editorial staff

Get to the McLeod and support the Lady Panthers


How many times have you been to the McLeod Center in your collegiate career? Once? Ten times? A hundred times? Chances are, many of you went to at least one men’s basketball game last season while the team was on its way to a school record 30-win season and their first ever Sweet 16 appearance. Now, be honest, how many times have you been to the McLeod Center to see the women’s basketball team play? Whatever your answer is, make sure you get to the McLeod Center sometime throughout the next month to witness this year’s version of UNI basketball greatness. The Panthers (17-5, 10-1 MVC) are currently on a nine-game Missouri Valley Conference winning streak and stand alone atop the MVC standings. The Panthers aren’t just winning games; they are destroying opponents. UNI’s average margin of victory in MVC play is 21.9 points, including four victories by 30 points or more. The Panthers have everything a team needs to be successful and make a run in the NCAA Tournament. They have good upperclassman leadership with two seniors, four juniors and two sophomores getting a majority of their minutes. They

have good depth with eight players averaging more than 15 minutes of playing time. They have a dominant guard and dominant post presence in Jacqui Kalin and Lizzie Boeck. Plus, they have NCAA Tournament experience from last year’s trip to the “Big Dance.” UNI currently holds a one-game lead over MVC rival Creighton University, whom the Panthers host Thursday night. UNI defeated Creighton by one point earlier this season in Omaha. If the Panthers come away with a victory over the Bluejays Thursday, they will hold at least a two-game lead over every team in the MVC with just six conference games remaining. The average attendance for women’s basketball games this season has been abysmal. On average only 829 fans file into the McLeod Center -- a building that can hold more than 7,000 -- on game nights to witness the first-place Panthers, while the men’s team averaged 5,642 a year ago during their magnificent run to a conference title and NCAA Tournament berth. That’s not fair to the women’s basketball team, who are on pace to win their first ever regular-season MVC championship. There are four home games remaining on the Panthers’ schedule, so be sure to take time to get to the McLeod Center at some point over the next four weeks to show your school spirit and support our Panthers!

This editorial reflects the position of the Northern Iowan’s editorial staff: John Anderson, Leah Jeffries, Brad Eilers, Cassie Tegeler, Anna Schreck and Kari Braumann. All other articles and illustrations represent the views of their authors.

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than this? I would ask those who say that they believe in civil liberties and hate what they call “Obamacare” Truth has been taken hostage to open their eyes to a man within the United States. Both political out insurance and a pre-existing parties agree now that the econ- condition. One may be blinded by omy cannot flourish without low what they see. Furthermore, lowering taxes to compete with countax rates for tries such as businesses China is not a and some deregulation We are no longer in an arms path that leads to prosperity of the market. Despite race; we are in a race to (or jobs, as a the ill effect the bottom. Instead of report by the that trickle- concentrating about how Congressional Budget Office down economics has on to make the United States predicted that those that are a country that is good for tax cuts to the not wealthy, businesses, we need to make top 2 percent would decrease it reigns supreme. They it a country that is for the unemployment say: “We must workers! Of what value is by 0 to 0.1 percut tax rates liberty if it is only the liberty cent). Does any for the wealthAmerican actuiest so that to be exploited? ally want to they can create jobs.” “The government ought have our workers be treated the to get out of the way and let same as those in China? We are the market work itself out.” If no longer in an arms race; we are this happens, our economy will in a race to the bottom. Instead of flourish, they say. These are the concentrating about how to make words of the diseased of our soci- the United States a country that ety. They have been made sick is good for businesses, we need to by their ignorance and greed. make it a country that is for the Many like to call themselves workers! Of what value is liberty if social liberals but fiscal conserva- it is only the liberty to be exploited? What is most sickening of all tives. These are incompatible entities. Fiscally conservative? Is there a greater source of evil in the world See HOSTAGE, page 11 GREG H. GREUBEL greubelg@

Debate or debacle? TOM EARLY

On Tuesday, Feb. 8, I attended a showdown between two of the University of Northern Iowa’s most outspoken and-well organized student groups. Both the Navigators and UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers share an interest in religion. The Navigators seek to “advance the gospel of Jesus and his kingdom at the University of Northern Iowa” (www.uninavs. org). On the other hand, UNIFI acts as a student group “for atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, deists, nonbelievers or anybody who turns a critical eye on the establishments of religion and other seemingly unfounded claims” (UNIFI’s Facebook page). All in all, I greatly appreciate the opportunities these groups offer students interested in extracurricular religious dialogue like Darwin Week and Nav Night. I have good friends in both camps and have enjoyed wonderful conversations with each. I walked through the doors of the Center for Multicultural Education ready for a rousing round of civil discourse between two sets of evenly matched debaters. With that said, the debate asking “Are Christian Beliefs Damaging the World?” left me disappointed and excluded. As a moderate Christian, I felt under- and misrepresented.

Although the Navigators were chosen to represent Christianity, they did not. They represented a specific form of Christianity known as evangelical fundamentalism. They are Christians, but they are not Christianity. Many perceive the Christian Church as united with one mission, one theology and one way. Unfortunately, we are not one. The divisions go back to the decades immediately following Jesus’ death. Gnostic and Coptic Christians were tremendously different from whom we think of as the Church Fathers. Diversity in belief remains to this day. If pressed, Christianity would be able to make few if any unified professions of faith. In conversations with many self-identifying Christians, I’ve found some who don’t believe in the virgin birth, some who don’t believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and some who believe they are immune to snake venom. While some denominations discourage women from any kind of leadership role in the church, others ordain women as priests, bishops and archbishops. While some condemn homosexuals as abominations before God, others put them in esteemed leadership roles. There’s even disagreement on the use of abortion. With this in mind, it seems See DEBATE, page 11



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is that many of those that are calling for less government regulation are those that would benefit most from it. They have been led to believe that the market is something we must work for. They praise this idol as the bringer of all good. They have no more power over the market than they do


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the tides in the ocean. The market today is global; it takes more than one person, one community or one country to bring about change. Why else would Wal-Mart continue to dominate despite the fact that they openly exploit their workers? Those currently in power have seemed to accept that better businesses make better society. This epidemic will someday pass as people

begin to see with good eyes. How this will come about is difficult to say. However, I maintain that facts will soon defeat “truth.” The sick man can only live for so long before his disease destroys him. Those of us who are healthy will pick up these destroyed people and show them a different path, a better path, a path to good society.

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that UNIFI chose to generalize a very diverse institution of belief and only chose one sect of many to debate. They criticized all of Christianity for the beliefs and practices of specific denominations. Sure, some denominations are guilty of discrimination and perpetuating irrational beliefs capable of causing psychological trauma, but not all. Regarding social issues, UNIFI shares the same views as progressive denominations of Christianity. However, the Freethinkers failed to give these Christians a voice. To make things worse, they chose representatives unprepared to participate in a rational debate. The Navigators arrived with a briefcase full of theological arguments and subjective truths. They brought tennis racquets to a bowling alley. It’s not that they were unprepared in general, just for the debate at hand. Clearly the Navigators had little, if any, experience in formal objective debating.

The Navigators arrived with a briefcase full of theological arguments and subjective truths. They brought tennis racquets to a bowling alley. UNIFI went the easy route. Instead of finding Christian representatives capable of productive dialogue, they chose to have a bloodbath. I urge future UNIFI leaders to screen opponents for future events like this debate. Make sure to have the debate UNI needs, not the one UNIFI wants. Your organization prides itself on challenging one’s current beliefs. Find people twho can do that. The students of UNI don’t need to see self-serving routs; they need well-planned discussions. I still hold tremendous respect for both participants in this debate. In the future, I look forward to discussions worthy of UNIFI’s reputation for high-quality events.

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Why I am ashamed today to call myself an Iowan EMILY HEYER

Staff Writer

On Feb. 1, the Iowa House voted 62-37 to prohibit gay marriages and make recognition of state civil unions or domestic partnerships for same-sex couples illegal. On Feb. 1, I felt truly ashamed to call myself an Iowan for the first time in my 20 years. Growing up in Iowa has always been a good thing for me. I went to good schools, I had a good childhood and I’ve had the opportunity to go to a great college. I have always been taught through my parents and my education to respect the individual and to treat every person how I wished to be treated. On April 3, 2009, when the Iowa Supreme Court upheld the ruling stating that there is no legality in denying citizens marriage licenses based on sexual orientation, I, an openly straight woman, was more proud of our little state than I can properly put into words. How Iowa, a state known

to others as having lots of corn and some pigs, managed to become one of this country’s most progressive and accepting states intrigued me. We’re different from other, bigger states like California and New York that are commonly set in debates about social topics. We are not the state the country looks to for up-todate social awareness. But that day, April 3, 2009, we became a beacon of hope for those looking for equality. After reading various online articles following the announcement, I researched the decision and its background. What I discovered during this research is that Iowa has been a progressive state for quite some time. In the official Iowa Supreme Court opinion for the 2009 appeal, this fact is reiterated, stating several cases where Iowa was on the fast track of social change. Seventeen years before Dred Scott v. Sandford, which maintained the rights of a slave owner to treat a person as property, Iowa refused to do the same –

our laws were decided then to extend equal protection to people of all races and conditions. Eighty-six years before Brown v. Board of Education, Iowa struck down the idea of “separate but equal.” We were the first state to allow a woman into the practice of law (in 1869), three years before the Supreme Court ruling denying women that same right, and 25 years before the repeal of that decision. Iowa has been on the forefront of social change and equality since its beginning. Our state’s ideal has always been absolute equality for all people, and although there have been bumps in the road, when it was demanded, Iowa delivered. Why then this setback for our state? Why did 62 elected officials decide to take us back into times of inequality, discrimination and hatred for others that we have worked to avoid and rise above? Why let fear and misunderstanding of others corrupt our laws into dictating that some of our

citizens are not equal to others? What gave anyone the right to tell two people in love that they cannot get married? Why are we allowing laws that deprive samesex couples their unalienable rights as citizens of this country – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Why let fear and misunderstanding of others corrupt our laws into dictating that some of our citizens are not equal to others? What gave anyone the right to tell two people in love that they cannot get married? I cannot fathom how this can be allowed, how one person can look into the eyes of another and tell them that they do not deserve the same rights, that they are less of a person, that their happiness in life is inferior. On Feb. 1, Iowa shocked me by saying this to its citizens. Iowa shocked me by allowing injustice to openly and cruelly wound its own people. An argument for the repeal of the decision is that gay couples cannot procreate. The Des Moines Register quotes Representative Rich Anderson of Clarinda saying “gays don’t deserve marriage protection because they can’t foster responsible procreation.” They cannot have children without help, through adoption or other means. If that is truly the issue, then why not ban marriage for all couples who do not wish to have children? Ban all couples who cannot have children without medical intervention? If not being able to create a child is the issue, then allowing heterosexual couples who do not wish to have children, or who cannot have children to marry should also be illegal. Rep. Anderson continues this argument, saying, “We want to drive procreation into a stable relationship and procreation only happens between a male and a female. See, a male and a female can do something that a homosexual couple cannot: They can create children accidentally. That’s the issue.” By allowing this rough definition of a mar-

ried man and woman (that is, a couple able to accidentally create children), then any man married to a woman who is physically unable to procreate (due to perhaps cancer or a hysterectomy) is in a same-sex relationship. Likewise, any woman married to a man unable to procreate is also in a samesex relationship. Unable to create a child accidently, a couple like this does not fit Rep. Anderson’s ignorant definition. These “reasons” are just excuses to be argued away with semantics. The true reasoning behind this repeal is ignorance. Ignorance fuels the human race into hurting those who are different from us, and this ignorance fuels hatred. I will liken this to slavery, I will liken this to not allowing interracial couples, I will liken this to the attempted genocide of the Native Americans and I will liken this to the most horrible versions of ignorance and hatred this country has ever seen. They are one in the same. Not allowing same-sex marriage is a gross injustice and pollution of our rights as citizens of the state of Iowa, and as citizens of the United States of America. I reserve my right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and if I wanted to marry a woman, then you better believe that I retain those rights even if my pursuit of happiness includes one hell of a wedding and a lifetime of marriage. If the resolution to ban gay marriage in the state of Iowa passes in the Senate and goes to a vote, I will be first in line to shoot it down and vote to keep the rights of ALL Iowans equal. I hope that every voter -despite their sexual preference, their religion, their age or their political party -- does the same, because no person has the right to tell another that they do not deserve the same rights. The patriots of the revolutionary war, the abolitionists, the suffragettes, the leaders of the Civil Rights movement -- they began our fight for equality, and it is our duty to continue it. We are Iowans, and as our state motto says, “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.” I hope I can be proud once more of my state and its people.

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Hosch named MVC Athlete of the Week NI NEWS SERVICE

University of Northern Iowa senior Holli Hosch has been recognized as the Missouri Valley Conference women’s track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced T u e s d a y. H o s c h ’ s a w a r d makes three consecutive Courtesy Photo NI NEWS SERVICE weeks that a UNI track and field studentathlete has been honored by the conference. Hosch won the 800m at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational over some of the nation’s top runners, destroying the 15-yearold UNI school record and finishing in 2:06.31 to break the previous mark by 2.69 seconds. She now holds the indoor and outdoor school records in the 800m at UNI. Hosch was 0.12 seconds shy of the all-time Missouri Valley Conference record of See HOSCH, page 14



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UNI falls to Evansville 70-62 By BRAD EILERS

Sports Editor

The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team lost their second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference game Tuesday night as they fell to the University of Evansville Purple Aces in Evansville, Ind., 70-62. UNI (18-8, 9-5 MVC) was led in scoring by sophomore guard Anthony James who scored a game-high 21 points for the Panthers. Junior guard Johnny Moran chipped in with 15 points. Evansville (14-10, 8-6 MVC) used a 39-5 edge in bench scoring to record their second consecutive win over the Panthers at Roberts Stadium. The victory moves the Purple Aces within a game of the third-place Panthers in the MVC standings with four conference games remaining. The Panthers led 15-9 in the early going, but Evansville used a 15-2 run to take a 24-19 lead with 4:47 left in the first half. Evansville would lead 34-24 at the intermission as the Panthers failed to make a

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Anthony James, pictured here against Illinois State, led the Panthers in scoring with a game-high 21 points against the Evansville Purple Aces Tuesday night. UNI lost 70-62 after shooting just 38.6 percent from the floor.

first-half free throw for only the second time this season. The Purple Aces extended their lead to as much as 16 points at 42-26 just five minutes into the second half before the Panthers began chipping away at the lead. UNI closed the gap to four points at 58-54 with 1:43 remaining in the game after a lay-up by senior point guard Kwadzo

Ahelegbe. However, that was as close as the Panthers would get the rest of the way as Evansville made 12 free throws in the final 1:38 to seal the victory. The Panthers return to action Saturday when they host the Wichita State Shockers. UNI won the previous meeting between See UNI, page 14









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Kalin named Ryan’s Rants MVC ScholarAthlete of the Week By RYAN FRIEDERICH

Iowa collegiate all-star basketball team


University of Northern Iowa junior women’s basketball player Jacqui Kalin was selected as a Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference ScholarAthlete of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Kalin was honored Courtesy Photo for her NI NEWS SERVICE perfor mance during the period of Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Now in its 12th year of existence, the Valley’s Scholar-Athlete program is sponsored by Prairie Farms, Roberts and Hiland Dairies. On a weekly basis, the conference honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and See KALIN, page 14

too far. Kwadzo Ahelegbe would be my starter for this year’s squad. The 6-foot-2In my mind I have inch, 213-pound senior is always wondered what averaging 13.4 points, 2.7 would happen if I created assists and 2.9 rebounds an Iowa all-star team and per game. Ahelegbe is also put them in the NCAA a master at commanding tournament. I know this is a game, and his leadership a ridiculous way to spend and NCAA experience are my free time, but when your exactly what I am looking life revolves around sports for out of my point guard. you find yourself endlessly The shooting guard for thinking of different my all-star team can be scenarios and matchups found in Ames, Iowa. Diante until your professor slams Garrett is averaging 17.9 a quiz in front of you and points, 6 assists and 3.8 all you can write down is rebounds per game. I was the football team you would extremely impressed with assemble out of the guys in Garrett when he came to the your economics class, even McLeod and played earlier down to the managers and this winter. I understand cheerleaders. This Iowa that he is from Iowa State, all-star team has always but there has to be one intrigued me, however, and person on every team that since I get to write for the nobody likes. Northern Iowan I can express The other guard I want my thoughts to you devoted roaming the backcourt is readers of this smash-hit the human highlight reel, column. Anthony James. Not only To find my point guard, can James jump out of the you don’t have to look gym, he is averaging 12.5 Sports Columnist

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Kwadzo Ahelegbe is leading the Panthers in scoring at 13.4 points per game. He is also dishing out 2.7 assists per game while.

points and 3.3 rebounds per game. There is no doubt that this guy was formed from a model that had a little of Carmelo and a little of LeBron. Get it, Anthony James? Now we are getting to the big men. Standing at 6-foot-7, 225 pounds is my

starting forward, Melsahn Basabe. Basabe is dripping with swagger and that is a necessity for my roster. Although he only averages 10.7 points per game, Basabe is a freshman that isn’t afraid to attack the rim. See RANT, page 14




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Anthony James is averaging 12.5 points per game and has led the Panthers in scoring 10 times this season.

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UNI junior guard Johnny Moran scored 15 points Tuesday night against the Evansville Purple Aces. Moran shot 3-for-7 from behind the three-point arc.

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the two schools 77-74 in Wichita, Kan., on Jan. 19. This game is critical in deciding the MVC regular season champion as the Panthers sit two games behind the firstplace Shockers (20-5, 11-3 MVC) in the MVC standings. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m.

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J.T. Durley -- 11.6 David Kyles -- 10.5 Toure’ Murry -- 10.0

Kwadzo Ahelegbe -- 13.4 Anthony James -- 12.5 Jake Koch -- 9.8



Gabe Blair -- 6.0 Toure’ Murry -- 5.1 J.T. Durley -- 4.8 OFFENSE: 73.5 ppg (1st MVC) DEFENSE: 61.3 ppg (2nd MVC)

Jake Koch -- 4.6 Anthony James -- 3.3 Johnny Moran -- 3.2 OFFENSE: 63.1 ppg (8th MVC) DEFENSE: 58.5 ppg (1st MVC)

Who better to patrol the paint than 6-foot-11 Seth VanDeest from Drake? VanDeest is one big dude who averages 9.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. I believe his stats aren’t very striking because he is the focal point for all opponents’ scouting reports. Who is going to be the master in command on the sidelines of this glorious team? My coaching choice may come as a surprise,

Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership Dr. Sue Follon served as Vice President for Educational and Student Services at the University of Northern Iowa from 1985 until her death from lung cancer on November 4, 1998. She was the first women to be named vice president at UNI.

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Jacqui Kalin is leading the Panthers in scoring, averaging 15.4 points per game this season.

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Scholarship Guidlines for 2011-2012 Description and Criteria: This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Applicants should show evidence of leadership potential through their awareness of social issues, including those affecting women; desire to make a difference; demonstrated commitment to serving others; and ethical behavior. The committee will consider both breadth and depth of leadership activities. Consideration will be given to leadership accomplishments, particularly at UNI, as well as potential future contributions. Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours and will be returning for the following academic year (both fall and spring semesters) and are required to be full-time students each semester. A cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher is required. Amount: $3,500 one-year award applied directly to the student’s university bill (half each semester). Application deadline: You are required to use the Common Scholarship Application at http://www.uni. edu/finaid/. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, February 15.

but I would hire the 22-year veteran coach out of Grinnell College, David Arseneault. Arseneault led the Pioneers to an average of 126.2 points per game in the ‘03-‘04 season, and that is enough for me to send him the application form. Needless to say, this team is going to be incredible. Too bad we couldn’t see what would happen if this was reality. Until then we are going to stick with firing up the Xbox and creating this team on dynasty mode. Go Panthers!

academic success in the classroom. A guard for the UNI women’s basketball team, Kalin, a junior from Sioux City, Iowa, averaged 24.0 points per game as the front-running Panthers posted road wins at Wichita State (77-57 on Feb. 4) and Missouri State (67-59 on Feb. 6). The MVC Player of the Week, Kalin, who has a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average in exercise science and kinesiology, made 7-of13 shots from the field to match her season high of

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2:06.19 set by Indiana State’s Angie Bruecker in 2000. She is now ranked No. 8 in the country in the 800m. Hosch also ran the second leg on the UNI 4x400m

19 points at Wichita State. She scored UNI’s first nine points at Missouri State and finished with a seasonhigh 29 points, including five three-point field goals. To qualify for Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference ScholarAthlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, complete at least one academic year at a Valley institution and be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible.

relay squad that posted the second-fastest time in school history, taking second place in 3:42.87. Ellen Kindelsperger, Michaela Brungardt and Sam Cameron also ran legs on that relay.



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- assist with account payable paperwork, CC reconciliation. - assist with credit card authorization process - assist with stipend processes, including distribution - all other duties assigned


- Accounting / Business Major - Sophomore standing or higher - have Mac computer knowledge / Microsoft office - focus & hard working - send resume to

Now Leasing for 2011-2012 Free High Speed Internet Free Cable & TV Jack in your bedroom

at 319-215-5200 Today!

Free Parking Space On site Laundry Facilities No Bus to Ride No roomsharing Close to Campus

1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Apts

More information than you can shake a stick at on the web!

More information than you can shake a stick at on the web!


The print edition of the Northern Iowan for February 11, 2011.