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Scott Rutledge (left) shows his son, Shaphan Rutledge (right), how buildings are designed to be earthquakeresistant with LEGO pieces. JOHN ROARK/Staff
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Program to seek ‘best of the best’ med students BY RACHEL BRANNON @rachbran18
College of Engineering grows into competition for Ga. Tech BY MARIANA VIERA @mariana_viera1
It’s the work of the students that makes the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia competitive. Senior Eric Refour has a job offer from Ford Motor Company, and the College of Engineering will be able to call Refour one of its own. In an email to The Red & Black, Scott Williams, the executive director of the UGA Career Center, said the most recent graduate survey found 70 percent of the college’s respondents said they had a job secured after graduation. This is comparable to Georgia Tech’s Center for Career Discovery and Development’s exit survey, which said 70 percent of its respondents said they also had a job, said Andrea Comsa, the interim director for the Center for Career Discovery and Development. Refour had his choice of schools to transfer to after he changed his major to engineering. But he chose to stay at UGA because of the opportunities. “Originally my plan was just do a year and a half year and transfer over [to Tech] but, I don’t know, I was blessed with numerous opportunities here,” Refour said.
Chai Thai is the event coordinator for the College of Engineering's First Lego League. JOHN ROARK/Staff The computer systems engineering major from Decatur is a student ambassador for the college. He said the ambassadors are doing their part to help promote the engineering program. “Every week we have different students coming in from all over the Southeast and we even have some coming from different parts of the country just to tour and figure out what we have to offer as far as engineering majors,” Refour said. “So I feel like we are doing a great job as far as reaching out.” Don Leo, dean of the College
of Engineering and Micky Montevideo, the public relations coordinator, agreed that student organizations play their own role in promoting and growing the school by going to national conventions. The school has 14 student organizations. Each of the college's eight undergraduate degrees, Leo said, has a student chapter of its professional organization, such as American Society of Civil Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. These organizations, Refour said, promote involvement in the college. “Our student clubs here are actually doing a really good job as far as making a name for themselves and attracting students to come and participate with the college of engineering and see what we have to offer,” he said. ••• After offering classes in 2012, UGA’s College of Engineering is paving the path to become a more prominent school of its kind, allowing UGA’s engineering students to compete with other engineering students including those at Georgia Tech. See ENGINEERING, Page A2
Northeast Georgia’s first internal medicine residency program — a combined effort by Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System — has been accredited. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited the program Jan. 28, about a year after the its application was submitted. Dr. Michelle Nuss, the campus associate dean for graduate medical education at GRU/UGA, said this program will give Athens based students an opportunity to complete their training in Athens. “The students that are educated on the Athens campus will have access to apply to the program, which is kind of a win-win for everybody,” Nuss said. “But at the same time, we can take students from all over the country." The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia allotted $550,000 to start the residency program. Nuss said the progam is set to start in July 2015. The recruitment process started last September. She said more than 100 resident applicants for the program will visit the campus and hospital for a tour, meet the faculty and have interviews. Then, a selection committee will compile a list of students to be in the first cohort which will include 10 residents. The program plans to grow to 30 residents by 2017. “We want the best of the best students around the country,” she said. “We want students who are passionate about internal medicine, those that love taking care of people and just really love medicine and want a challenging program.” Russell Ledford, a third-year medical student at GRU/UGA from Houston, Texas, said this program could help with the shortage of physicians in Georgia. Georgia ranked No. 39 in the ratio of doctors per 100,000 people according to a 2010 report by the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce — the latest information available. “Having the new medical school is one thing, but having places for those students to go after medical school is a totally different thing,” Ledford said. Ledford said he plans to apply for the new residency program. “[The faculty members] feel it will be a strong residency program,” Ledford said. “I’ve been very happy with the medical partnership in general as far as my own education, so I feel like this residency program should be very successful as well.”
Athens develops into hub for craft breweries BY CHELSEY ABERCROMBIE @comma_freak Creature Comforts Brewing Company, the latest addition to the Athens’ craft brewery scene, doesn’t have any illusions when it comes to the purpose of a good beer. “We had a friend that did these creature drawings, and they were kind of abstract pieces of art, and [David] always said if he had his own brewery he would use the creatures on the label,” said Adam Beauchamp, Creature Comforts’ co-brewmaster. “Beer is a creature comfort, so there’s a lot of the double meaning of we’re the creatures being comforted.” The brainchild of University of Georgia graduates David Stein, Blake Tyers and Beauchamp, the idea for Creature Comforts came about while co-brewmaster Stein was working at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur.
Stein was regularly making homebrew and wanted to expand into a brewery. “It’s kind of a daunting task, but eventually we found some investors and they wanted to start something in Athens,” Beauchamp said. Co-brewmasters Stein and Beauchamp connected with brewer Tyers over what else but a glass of beer. “We started talking a couple years ago and shared a lot of beers,” Tyers said. “[Stein] liked the way I thought about beer and what I was doing, and so it kind of just naturally evolved into where we are now.” Creature Comforts Brewery will occupy the old Snow Tire building on West Hancock Avenue, across from Ciné BarCafe. The once empty building is now a full-blown construction site, and the brewing tanks that have already been installed in the back of the
different brewing perspective.” While Creature Comforts will have a physical presence downtown, offering daily tours to interested hopheads, many other craft beers will soon be flowing through the taps and glasses of Athens. Starr Hill Brewery and Eventide Brewing will move into the Athens market by early 2014. •••
Creature Comforts won't open for some time, but construction has begun, with tanks for brewing installed. SEAN TAYLOR/Staff cavernous space are only the beginning. “I think the town is ready for another brewery,”
Beauchamp said. “I think we would be a nice adsdition, being downtown and just bringing a different angle, a
While the latest influx of craft beers could merely be called a trend, Mat Sweezey, a 2005 UGA agricultural economics graduate and the brains behind the marketing of Eventide, points to Georgia’s lack of craft breweries compared to other states as a reason for the sudden rise in the popularity of craft beers. See BEER, Page B6
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Business deans not expected to stay for long BY BRITTINI RAY @brittini_ray As candidates make their final presentations for the Terry College of Business’ new deanship, a closer look into their backgrounds reveals that the University of Georgia appears to be just one step in their career in academia. Finalists‘ presentations began Feb. 6. “I’m looking forward to join another meeting with the dean candidates,“ said Yujie Zhang, a Terry graduate student from Shanghai, China. “There are four candidates and some haven’t stayed in one place very long.” Terry College narrowed its dean search to four finalists in January — Robert Hoyt, head of Terry College’s department of insurance, legal studies and real estate and Dudley L. Moore Jr. Chair of Insurance, Annette Ranft, associate dean for academic affairs and business professor at the University of Tennessee- HOYT Knoxville are candidates. Timothy Smunt, dean and professor of the University of WisconsinMilwaukee’s Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, and Chuck Williams, dean and management professor at the Butler University College of Business. The winning candidate will replace the vacant position left by former Dean Robert Sumichrast, who left in fall 2013. Sumichrast joined the Terry col- RANFT lege faculty in 2007, succeeding thendean George Benson who became dean in 1998. Historically, deanships at Terry have ranged anywhere from three to 10 years. Three of the four candidates have worked at more than one university since the early 2000s — a common practice for college deans Williams told The Butler Collegian. Williams joined Butler University’s College of Business faculty in 2008. Prior to Butler, Williams has worked at the University of the Pacific, Texas Christian University and Oklahoma State University. “The normal career path for someone who’s
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SGA makes two big changes in election requirements BY DANIEL FUNKE @dpfunke In preparation for the upcoming spring elections season, the University of Georgia Student Government Association made three major changes to the elections code, which applies to all those looking to run for office. In an attempt to make SGA representatives more academically accountable, representatives voted to change the minimum GPA requirement for candidates to 2.75 at the Feb. 4 senate meeting. SGA Attorney General Shreyas Vangala said beyond the new GPA requirement, the only major changes to the elections code were a shortening of the campaign period and getting rid of the old one-party voting system. “Our goal is to find a compromise where we have a really hard-hitting period of voting that is very unfiltered and unrestricted for the campaign managers," Vangala said. "What we’ve done is we’ve drastically shortened campaigning but at the same time we’ve also lifted a lot of the bans on social media.” Per SGA’s move to dispel a culture of exclusivity, Vice President Uzma Chowdhury said it is important for students who have no prior experience in SGA to run for office more frequently than in the past. “When I was running people kept asking me as an SGA outsider why I was running, and the answer was because
they were still asking that question,” she said. “I think it’s a really important thing to run for SGA if you’ve never been in SGA before.” Vangala agreed with Chowdhury by saying it’s important that SGA acquire new perspectives in order to diversify the legislative body while also involving more students in the SGA legislative process. “I think that a lot of the kids from smaller colleges are very hesitant to run for some reason, and I’d really like to encourage [them to run] as well,” Vangala said. “For the electorate in general, I would like them to pay more attention to senate campaigns and really know who’s running their college.” SGA President Austin Laufersweiler said it has been a priority to remain open to new perspectives. “SGA I know is going to be working to create a culture of inclusion at UGA, and we want to play a role ourselves in facilitating a dialogue around different identities and how people feel at UGA coming from all different backgrounds,” he said. Freshman psychology major Jess Fannin said she hopes to be a part of the organization in order to better acquaint herself with the UGA community. “I think it’s a great way to be involved with the school and something that personally connects you to the University that most students don’t get to experience,” she said.
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been a dean as long as I have is to go on to be a provost and then a president,” Williams said. “I don’t really want to do that. Those are great jobs, but for me, I really like being a business school dean.” Ranft has worked at Florida State University, Wake Forest University and West Virginia University before landing at the University of TennesseeKnoxville in 2011. Four years later, she’s attempting to make another move to UGA. “The person who is representing that organization is the one that has a pulse on what’s happening around the organization, has a pulse on what’s changing in our industry,” Ranft said. Before becoming the fifth dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business in 2009, Smunt worked at several companies including Affinitec, American Express, Continental General Tire, Coin Acceptors, Duke Energy, and R.J. Reynolds. Five years after becoming joining the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee’ staff, Smunt is now making his way to UGA. Students worry that candidates’ stability will ultimately hurt the college of business. “I think constant change in a candidate is something to be concerned because a position like this is one that requires total commitment to not only the well being of the college of business, but to UGA,” said Carter Barrows, a senior management information system major from Fulton County. UGA candidate Hoyt believes his history at UGA will give him an advantage against the competition. Unlike his competitors, Hoyt has worked at the same place for more SMUNT than a decade. Hoyt joined UGA faculty in 1988, serving as the department head for insurance, legal studies, and real estate and became the interim dean of Terry in 2007. “I think on the strengths side of being here at Terry for so long is that I understand the culture here and I understand the place very much,” Hoyt said. “Hopefully people will see that my commitment to the University of Georgia and Terry WILLIAMS College is absolutely as deep as it could be.” And students, such as Barrows, are looking for just that mentality. “Terry is one of the top business schools in the nation,” he said. “If the new dean isn’t totally heart and soul into the position and making the college the best that it can be, then the college could suffer.”
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is getting the attention of parents of prospective students by holding different activities and competitions. “FIRST LEGO League is a state competition,” he said. “When we had the opportunity to host a portion of the state competition here at the University, we jumped all over it.” Montevideo said the college had 350 middle schoolers come to UGA for the competition. The other 32 teams competed at Georgia Tech. Leo said LEGO League teaches students about robotics and the design process. He said the competition gave 500 to 600 people a chance to look at the school and what it has to offer. Leo and his team are doing a lot to let prospective students know that UGA has an engineering program. " "I think there was a pent-up demand for an engineering program here because we are creating a different type of program,” he said.
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Changing Currency: Athens retailer joins digital revolution, allows customers to pay with Bitcoins BY STEPHEN MAYS @stephen_mays
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There’s a new way to pay at Dynamite Clothing — Bitcoin. Dynamite is the first downtown Athens business to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. Lori Paluck, the owner of Dynamite, said she hasn’t had a large number of her customers use Bitcoin, but she associates that with the fact that the word is just starting to really spread about the form of currency. “Most of them have used them for payment online in various ways, but for all of them, this was their first, in-person, in-store transaction, which is very exciting,” she wrote in an email. Although the concept sounds easy to understand, the nit and grit behind Bitcoin isn’t so simple.
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Lori Paluck's Dynamite Clothing is the first and only store in Athens that accepts Bitcoin transactions from its customers. JOHN ROARK/Staff cific address for the transaction. Customers then access their digital wallets, either through an app or web browser and use a QR code reader to receive the address for the transaction. “When the customer receives the address that the QR code sent, they now know where they would send the funds from their ‘wallet’ to ours,” Paluck said. “This is an instant transaction that goes straight to us.” The benefit Paluck finds in using Bitcoin derives from transparency of exchange. “If someone pays with a credit card, not only are we as the merchants having to verify that the card is the customers card and not stolen, but also the customer is always at risk of identity theft (look at Target’s recent incident),” Paluck said. “When using Bitcoin, both parties are satisfied. You can see the money (bitcoin) going to your address and know that there is zero chance that you (the business owner) won’t get the money, and the customer knows that the bitcoin they have is going straight to the business without risking personal information.” Diana Fontaine, a junior psychology and economics major from Nashville, Tenn., said she’s never used Bitcoin but has heard of them through her sister.
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ast Saturday, 14,132 basketball fans escaped the freezing Columbia, Mo., temperatures to catch a game in Mizzou Arena. Nearly 2,000 people chose to forego the warmth (and the win) to wait — the iced over sidewalks a reminder of the recent winter storm—for the Westboro Baptist Church. Many of those who chose to “Stand with Sam,” the former Tigers defensive end and possibly the first openly gay player in the NFL, are both students at Missouri and millennials. What set apart the human chain of support that blossomed down Stadium Boulevard in support of Michael Sam and the bigotry that cowered beneath euphemism-laden signs across the street was more than just the number of supporters. Members of Generation Y are now putting the “Y” in “Why not?” Why not support a classmate’s choice to embrace who he really is? Why not become active members of a cultural movement? Why not stand for societal change? The nuclear family that thrived within the television sets of 1960s and 70s gave way to sitcoms in which family was no longer just mom, dad and children bound by blood. And after watching “Will & Grace” bring gay characters to primetime in the late 90s, millennials didn’t blink twice when “Modern Family” made its debut. A demographic that is often generalized by character flaws such as narcissism is also becoming the poster child for acceptance. Missouri’s campus, perched in the dead center of a red state, accepts and embraces otherwise blue ideals. A similar college campus sits 700 miles away in the heart of the Southeast, ready to show that its students are progressive and tolerant. The precedent Sam and his Missouri classmates have set is promising. The University of Georgia, with a similar culture to that in Columbia, now has the opportunity to show that it too can actively participate in shifting this nation’s norm on an array of issues. The social initiative of Generation Y will one day make “Stand with Sam” a fond but faint memory, as we continue to embrace the changing world around us and make the headlines more about who won the basketball game than the sexuality of athletes.
—Tanya Sichynsky for the editorial board
Olympic interest a vital act of patriotism
hy do we love the Olympics so much? Whether it is the Summer Games or Winter Games, people all across the world cheer on their country’s athletes as they compete in their respective events. In the United States, there is a great sense of national pride for athletes as they compete for Olympic medals. All around campus, the Olympics games are a topic of conversation, despite the fact that many Georgians have little experience with winter sports. “I care about the Olympics because it gives me a chance to see my country compete,” sophomore Jack Irwin said. “I’m always proud when we win, no matter what the sport. The Olympics games give us a chance to unite as a county, and give all the countries in the world the chance to unite as people.” But why is it that once every four years we care so much about sports we typically overlook? That answer is simple: We love to be a part of something bigger than us. “The Olympics are a gateway for national pride,” sophomore Kaitlin Lang said. “Cheering on our athletes brings us together as a nation, and also gives our athletes the support they deserve.” While the Olympic events pit countries against each other, the games also provide sense of global unity. As a
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showcase of world talent, the Olympic Games should be used as a gateway to strengthen the global community. “I believe the Olympic Games serve as a form of international diplomacy, and that through them, countries can strengthen communications and relations,” freshman Gretchen Hauser said. For me, the Olympics are a great performance of athletic ability and national pride. We should proudly cheer on United States athletes no matter what sport they are participating in. It would be selfish to ignore this momentous event. It gives us all a sense of national unity, but more importantly, the entire world comes together during the games. It is a rare time the entire globe celebrates how amazing the human race is. —Zach Hawkins is a sophomore from Peachtree City majoring in international affairs
Supreme Court must take lead on gay marriage rulings
n the past week, two court rulings regarding same-sex marriage have risen below the MasonDixon line. On Feb. 12, a federal judge in Kentucky ruled that the commonwealth must recognize same-sex unions legally performed in other states. And the number of states performing those same-sex ceremonies increased the following day when Virginia struck down its ban on same-sex marriage. With the reality of such decisions moving closer and closer to Georgia, I’m both nervous and excited for the upcoming Supreme Court term. State decisions are rolling out quickly, and the number of states that have legalized gay marriage now stands at 17, plus the District of Columbia. Needed pressure is being put onto the Supreme Court to once again examine how we as a nation marginalize homosexual couples. “Certainly compared to the women’s liberation movement and, of course, to the racial equality movement, this is just happening much more quickly since it’s become
a part of the national agenda,” said Hillel Levin, an associate professor in the University of Georgia School of Law. By October, when the Supreme Court’s next term begins, we’ll be at a spot in history where the high court cannot avoid making a sweeping decision on gay marriage like they did last summer. The Court’s verdict concerning the Defense of Marriage Act was pivotal to the momentum we’ve seen surrounding gay rights, but they took a very careful route on the situation. “It is becoming increasingly clear to judges that if they rule against same-sex marriage their grandchildren will regard them as bigots,” said Andrew M. Koppelman, a law professor at Northwestern University in a New York Times article.
I understand that the Court was in a precarious position last summer. I also understand that it is the duty of the Supreme Court to ensure equal protection under the Constitution to American citizens. They took the easy road out. But the easy road won’t cut it anymore. The lives of same-sex couples deserve the same respect as those of heterosexual couples. What this issue boils down to, frankly, is that no government, state or federal, should be able to constitutionally restrict or ban love. Last summer the Supreme Court decided the issue on the federal level. Now, it needs to stand as the fatherly figure and end the squabble its 50 children are having. With each new state that strikes down a ban on gay marriage, another set of eyes looks to the high court of the land and asks, “When are you going to end this senseless debate?” —Stephen Mays is a senior from Hawkinsville majoring in English and journalism
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CLOSING CEREMONIES As
quickly as the anticipation grew for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the closing ceremony is upon us. Winter sport lovers must now wait another four years before their friends will watch slope-style skiing with them.
CAMPAIGN SEASON Forget mid-
term elections, you’re about to be bombarded with campaign slogans as the Student Government Association’s elections draw ever nearer. As motivated classmates prepare platforms, most students wonder what SGA actually does.
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Despite the snowy weather recently, students are counting down to the promise of spring break. Some hit the gym to get beach ready, while others stock up on mountain gear for ski retreats.
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f you’ve ever known a smoker, or been one yourself, you recognize the signs. Fingers clicking across the hardwood of the desk in a discordant staccato, eyes lingering on the smoking section in the bars of downtown Athens and teeth chewing on bottom lips. It’s hard to recognize these little glimmers of movement for the warning they are. It means that across from my seat in the library, standing in line at Jittery Joes or in the room across the hall, someone needs a fix. It’s always there, showing itself in nervous ticks. Addiction is hard to handle, and for a smoker, it is a constant ebb and flow of needing to smoke, not smoking, trying to find alternatives and tumbling head first off the wagon. No one is denying tobacco’s long-term effects. It gives people lung cancer and heart disease and kills 480,000 Americans annually. If you have ever watched television or attended a middle school health class, then you have heard all this before. Though the public is well aware of the dangers of tobacco, is smoking persists today. But a new player has thrown its hat into the ongoing debate of tobacco legality and prevalence. CVS is a national brand that has more than 7,600 stores and as of Oct. 1, 2014, will no longer carry tobacco and tobacco products. Kudos to them, but before we start praising the drastic action of the company, let’s stop and analyze what their stance on tobacco really means. CVS’s CEO and President, Larry Merlo, stated that, “The sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose — helping people on their path to better health.” CVS claims its goal is helping customers, but this is no selfless act. After all, I’ve seen an addict needing a fix. If she doesn’t see a pack of cigarettes at CVS do you know where she can go? The gas station next door. It’s really not that big of an inconvenience. She’s not about to stop, stare at the empty wall behind the register at CVS and decide, “Oh well if it’s not in CVS, I guess I should stop smoking all together. Thank you CVS.” Really, it’s about an image. CVS is a pharmacy and provides health care supplements and drugs to help people live longer, healthier lives. The brand is fighting to maintain its reputation as a health-conscious company. The publicity CVS has received for ceasing to carry a potentially lethal substance is going to stick in the minds of those who hear it.
Mothers are going to believe that this drugstore chain cares about the health of their children, and are going to pick up all of little Bobby’s asthma medications from there now. Or at least, that’s what CVS is hoping. It will be especially interesting to see where this goes. Will this news of CVS ‘caring about their customers’ provide a front? Will it allow other tobacco providers to start to weed out the leaf from their shelves? Will the government take this chance to kill the popularity of cigarettes for good? I doubt this will do anything more than cause a boom in newscasts, because I would like to believe the government has learned its lesson about regulating potentially harmful substances. Although this may seem like the start of a domino effect that could get “cancer sticks” off the market for good, this is really one company trying to spin publicity in its favor. After all, it’s not like CVS has pulled away from the all-powerful tobacco companies entirely. Employees of CVS may purchase stock in the large tobacco suppliers as part of the offered 401k and employee stock-ownership plans. Though it is a slim margin of stocks, it does stain the shining statement of CVS when they say, “This [the removal of tobacco products] is the right thing to do.” Smokers aren’t dumb or uninformed. They know what tobacco does and they know the risk they are taking. CVS is no champion, helping people better their lives. They hardly made it less available, since every gas station in the country supplies a tobacco fix. They only made it so when a smoker finally gives in, she’ll grab a pack of Marlboro’s from another place. And when she walks into the CVS, mouth tasting of ash, the cashier will only ring up her pack of gum while cancer starts to spread across her lungs like mold on a sponge. —Shelby Masters is a freshman from Johns Creek majoring in pre-journalism
idterms are just around the corner and tributes are being allocated to their appropriate testing areas. The startling resemblance to the dystopian culture of the popular “Hunger Games” series is continually brought to my attention as the dreaded exams draw nearer. Each district is preparing for the ultimate test of skills: the Midterm Games. Science majors reside in District One. Largely regarded as the fiercest of competitors, science majors will stop at nothing to pass organic chemistry. Their entire lives have lead up to this moment and the honor of each student’s family is on the line. District One, alongside the Terry students of District Two, is favorited by the UGA Capitol. Their training facilities are top-notch with luxuries such as proper heating and ventilation and a respectable career after college. However, the price of such extravagance is utter lack of social interaction. As the districts recede farther and farther away, their grip on reality evaporates. Following Terry and science majors are the sadly optimistic journalism majors. They may have their own college, but they’ve seen enough statistics to know they will never be as highly regarded as the first two districts. The following districts are dedicated to the humanities and social sciences. District 12 is rewarded to the creative writing majors. Much like Katniss Everdeen, only one student is expected to actually rise out of the slums and triumph with a successful career; the rest will sit in coffee shops, browsing Tumblr and praying for an internship. The games have begun and nothing is in our favor as mobs raid the Miller Learning Center Cornucopia. Study rooms present the ultimate advantage, as they provide adequate shelter
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fter the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin, Damon Feldman thought it would be a brilliant idea to set up a celebrityboxing match between Zimmerman and DMX. The fact that Zimmerman is now considered a celebrity is one atrocity, but the worst part is that this boxing match was announced on the eve of Martin’s 18th birthday. According to his Twitter, Feldman announced the soon-tobe-infamous match was canceled due to the outrage it met. To plan this event is both distasteful and disrespectful. It is appalling that
this family, while still grieving the loss of their teenage son, should have to hear that the man who killed him is now considered a “celebrity.” This match may have been cancelled, but the fact remains that at one point, someone thought this was a good idea. I plead with the mass media, social media and all the like to have some decency and respect for sensitive situations instead of capitalizing on them. Feldman would have broken the bank on this match, but at what personal cost? —Savanna Sturkie is a freshman from Columbus majoring in art history and prejournalism
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UGA students don't finish in four years as often as others BY DANIEL FUNKE @dpfunke According to recent data, students at the University of Georgia graduate in four years less often than those at peer institutions, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the State of the University Address in January, UGA President Jere Morehead said UGA has a lower percentage of students who graduate in four years than other Kiplinger top-10 public schools. He said the average rate for the top nine schools, including the University of Michigan and the University of California at Los Angeles, is 71.7 percent, whereas UGA sees merely 62.4 percent graduate in four years. Among potential factors contributing to UGA’s comparatively low four-year graduation rate include students adding additional degrees, employment and simply slacking off. Honors academic adviser Steven Honea said he has not seen a trend of underachievement among the students he advises. “Our students are seeking more and more challenges from the curriculum, not less,” he said. Honea said students with double majors in different departments might be less likely to graduate in four years than those who only receive one degree. “I would say one of the main reasons students are graduating late is students are adding on more majors,” he said. “Perhaps picking up multiple degrees from different schools or adding on a degree in a different school later on into the third year or afterward; that type of change can postpone a student’s graduation.” But more time to complete degrees comes a greater price tag. For the 2013 to 2014 academic year, UGA’s tuition and fees totaled $4,014 per semester for in-
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead said UGA’s four-year graduation rate was much lower than other Kiplinger top-10 public schools at the State of the University Address in January. GRAPHIC BY AJ ARCHER state students and $13,119 for out-of-state students, while UNC-Chapel Hill, similarly, totaled $4,170 for in-state students and $15,061 for out-of-state students. And Michigan almost doubled its in-state tuition costs in comparison to UGA. It averaged $13,142 for in-state freshmen and sophomores for the year, $14,812 for in-state juniors and seniors and $40,392 and $43,230 respectively for out-of-state students. However, tuition seems to have no effect on UGA’s graduation rate. Similar tuition rates between UGA and UNCChapel Hill are contrasted by differing graduation rates. UNC-Chapel Hill’s four-year graduation rate is 77 percent, seeing more than 15 percent of students graduate than UGA. The University of Michigan sees 76 percent of students graduate in four years. According to a survey conducted by Citi, 80 percent of college students work at least part-time while attending college, working on average 19 hours a week. Ahzin Bahraini, a freshman psychology major from Johns Creek, said if a student works a parttime job, there is likely going to be less time for them to focus on their schoolwork. “Part time jobs divert the student’s attention away from school,” she said. “I think people often become too occupied with making the short term money and put their study priorities off to the side, which results in only looking at the benefits of their job on a small scale and not how it effects the big picture.” Tracy Giese, the public relations coordinator for the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, wrote in an email that UGA is doing better than it has been given credit for. “We have had consistently high graduation and retention rates for the last several years, particularly compared to other University System of Georgia institutions,” she wrote. “It is also important to point out that the schools (UNC-Chapel Hill, et al) that the president mentions [in the State of the University Address] are actually aspirational institutions, which means these are the schools we aspire
to be on par with and therefore have set a much higher bar.” And Morehead said the school’s five and six-year graduation rates are comparable to other public universities. “However, in categories not measured in this particular survey, but of great importance to the University and the Governor’s Complete College Georgia plan, we perform very well,” he said in the address. “Our five-year graduation rate now is 80.6 percent, and the six-year rate is 83.1 percent, which is very strong and comparable with the best large public universities in the country. We also retain 94 percent of our students from the freshman to sophomore year—again, an excellent rate.” To facilitate college completion in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal released plans for Complete College Georgia. The campaign involves both USG and the Technical College System of Georgia to bolster graduation rates and make education more cost-effective, according to the USG website. USG estimates that by 2020, over 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Complete College Georgia seeks to add 250,000 graduates in the coming years in order for Georgia to stay competitive in the job market. In the September 2013 edition of the annual UGA Complete College Georgia Plan status update, the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program and the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities are cited as programs essential to UGA’s gradual increase in four-year graduation rates for their influence on student retention. Morehead plans to focus on advising as a method of increasing UGA’s four-year graduation rate and will double a $250,000 endowed fund that supports central advising services. Morehead said he will be instructing the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction to come up with new ways to remain competitive among peer institutions. “It is important that not one of us accepts the status quo as we strive to make this university all that it can be,” he said.
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Experience, not degree, important in choosing UGA president BY MARIANA VIERA @mariana_viera1 Experience rather than the type of terminal degree plays the most important role when choosing a university president. The American Council on Education released a study that concluded most university presidents hold a Ph.D. in education. Jere Morehead, the president of the University of Georgia, doesn’t have a Ph.D. but a Juris Doctor — J.D., which is a professional doctorate terminal, or highest degree, in the legal field and an equivalent of a Ph.D. David Bradford, the Busbee chair in public policy in the School of Public and International Affairs, said he thinks teaching, research and service experience, not the type of terminal degree, are the primary qualifications for a university president. “I think the key thing is that the president have experience as a faculty member,” Bradford said. “Have experience as a faculty member who’s engaged in the research, teaching and service missions of the faculty so that he or she’s got the experience necessary to sort of help lead the faculty. In that case, J.D. or Ph.D. or M.D., in my view, appear irrelevant which sort of terminal degree it is.” Tom Jackson, the UGA vice president for public affairs, agreed and said that many people like to see someone coming out of the faculty hold this position. “Of course, our president has a terminal degree — not a Ph.D. but a J.D. — and a long history in the academy and there are many people who think that a president should come out of the faculty and out of the academy,” Jackson said. Morehead isn’t the only UGA president without a Ph.D.
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead holds a Juris Doctor instead of a Ph.D. Both are equally weighted terminal graduate degrees. DIONDRA POWERS/Staff Out of 22 presidents, only five held Ph.D.s, including the most recent UGA president, Michael Adams. But that seems to be a trend specific to UGA. Several university presidents from neighboring schools have Ph.D.s. However, as is the case at UGA, there are also some who do not. Like Morehead, Thomas Ross from the University of North Carolina, the University of Florida’s former president Marshall M. Criser and Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos both hold J.D.s. Bradford said he thinks the tendency for univer-
sity presidents to have a Ph.D. has a lot to do with the fact that most fields have the Ph.D. as their terminal degree. “Certainly if you went around and looked at university presidents, they would mostly have Ph.D.s but that’s primarily because the majority of faculty come from fields where Ph.D.s are the terminal degree,” Bradford said. “There’s just many, many fewer J.D.s relative to the faculty population than there are Ph.D.s and as consequence it’s just sort of a law of averages that you’re mostly going to get Ph.D.s.” While many presidents do come out of the faculty, the study by the ACE shows many presidents also held the position of chief academic officer or provost prior to their presidency. Morehead has been at UGA since 1986 and has held numerous roles, including provost, before taking the role as UGA president. James Hearn, a sociology professor and associate director of the Institute of Higher Education, said the position of university president has been earned by those who combine a terminal degree of some sort with faculty and leadership experience in that institution or in a comparable institution. Hearn stressed the importance of faculty experience in a college president. “Preparation like that not only builds useful experience and expertise but it also contributes significantly to credibility, credibility among students, among faculty and among other institutional stake holders,” Hearn said. “So my basic point is that there are a number of ways one can enter a presidency in a research university. All of them have benefits potentially. There are benefits to bringing in outside experience but there also great benefits to bringing in extended experience from within an institution.”
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With $1 million Ugandan professor makes milk coolers for African farms BY HELENA JOSEPH @helena_josep A professor who has been working for years to help his home country of Uganda received the means to give them cold milk. William Kisaalita, a professor of biological and mechanical engineering in the University of Georgia College of Engineering, received $1 million from the U.S. Agency for I n t e r n a t i o n a l Development to fund his work on a milk cooler to help the people of sub-Saharan Africa keep their milk overnight. “I am originally from Uganda, and I have seen this problem firsthand,” he said. “I’ve seen my people cry over the milk that they have lost in Uganda.” Many farmers in sub-Saharan Africa lose 50 percent of their milk every night due to the lack of refrigeration. The milk becomes spoiled causing a loss in profit. But with recent innovations, this problem can become less of an issue. Kisaalita said the milk cooler does what a fridge would. “Because there is water on your skin, you will feel cold,” he said. “That’s the same way the milk coolers work, and of course there are some engineering aspects to it.” Ryan Brush, an undergraduate student worker in Kisaalita’s lab, said the milk cooler doesn’t use electricity. “The project is based off of evaporative cooling. So much like when you sweat and the water that accumulates on your skin evaporates and in the process you actually got cooled off,” said the senior biological engineering major from Cartersville. “We have the system under a high vacuum which drops the pressure and in turn drops the boiling point of water and makes it evaporate it at
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Senior Khaalidah Miller leads the team in assists (86), free-throw percentage (74.5 percent) and court time (32.7 minutes per game). What doesn't show on the stat sheet is her leadership on and off the court, something her teammates said has helped Georgia through the rough patches of the 2014 season. JOHN ROARK/Staff
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One isn’t always the loneliest number BY JUSTIN HUBBARD @JHubb94 Khaalidah Miller has always worn No. 1, and before her final season, it was just that — a number. Now, it has a deeper meaning. Miller got to beat rival Georgia Tech one more time. She’s the lone senior on a young team and, pretty soon, Miller will play one last game in her Lady Dogs uniform. Georgia is fortunate to have a shooter like Miller, who has amassed 1,237 points (22nd in Lady Dogs history) the past four years. Her talent made her a coveted player out of Douglass High School in Atlanta. “I got recruited by pretty much every school in the [Atlantic Coast Conference] and the [Southeastern Conference], and some schools in the Big East,” Miller said. “I was ranked in the top 100 so I was highly recruited coming out of high school.” The program’s legacy and the university’s academics are what convinced Miller to come to Athens. “I chose to come to Georgia because I loved just the overall atmosphere,” Miller said. “I enjoyed my visit here, I enjoyed the players and the coaches a lot. They had a legacy of having really good teams and were exceptional academically as well.” Miller didn’t exactly burst onto the scene when she first got to Athens. She scored 9.1 points per game her freshamn year, which was the fourth-highest total on the team, and shot 60.5 percent from the foul line. “She had some [weaknesses] that we had to live with as she grew and developed,” head coach Andy
Landers said. “But, halfway through her freshman year, she started helping us. She started knocking down shots.” Miller’s sophomore and junior years saw her break out. She led the team both years in free-throw shooting, making nearly 90 percent of her free throws her junior season, and was one of the top three scorers on the team. Those two seasons were also great for Georgia as a whole. Jasmine James, Anne Marie Armstrong and Jasmine Hassell anchored the team and were a part of three squads that appeared in the NCAA Tournament. As Landers put it, Miller’s sophomore and junior seasons were “pretty sweet.” “She’s got good, experienced upperclassmen to play with,” Landers said. “What’s tough is going from that to being the only senior. Last year, we had four or five seniors. We had a lot of horses out there in front of that wagon pulling it. One person can’t pull it. That’s tough.” Growing pains have plagued Georgia this season, with 10 underclassmen and only three upperclassmen. Poor communication and passing have slowed down the Lady Dogs’ offensive attack at times. “Just looking at our record — in the SEC alone — it’s frustrating with it being my last year and everything,” Miller said. “But when I think back on all the games we’ve lost, I see that we played hard.” This season also brought a position change for Miller. She’s gone from playing shooting guard to being at the point, which was a tough transition. See MILLER, Page B2
Damn Good Dog: Uga owner honored with Georgia Sports HOF spirit award BY SAMMY O’BRIEN @sobrien92 Once honored as one of Sports Illustrated’s 25 Best Mascots in College Football, Uga epitomizes the University of Georgia’s school spirit. If Uga represents the essence of UGA, then it only makes sense that his owner, Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, would accept the Erk Russell Spirit Award bestowed by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Macon. “I was very surprised,” Seiler said Saturday. “I have been a life member of the Hall of Fame since it was together. I have enjoyed it very much. It’ll be an exciting night and I am looking forward to it.” In 1956, Seiler, a UGA graduate, was working in Georgia’s sports department after recently getting married. As a wedding present to Seiler and his new wife Cecelia, a friend from Columbus, Frank Heard, gave the couple a pure white English bulldog. The pair decided to dress the dog in Georgia red and bring its new pet — Uga I — to the first football game of the season. Because the old English bulldog mascot from a different family line had just passed away, Uga I drew a lot of attention from the Georgia students in attendance. The sports department and head coach at the time Wally Butts asked Seiler to continue bringing Uga to all the games. The rest is college football history.
Sonny Seiler and his family have owned nine of Georgia's mascots, the most recent being Russ, who received the Uga promotion in 2012. TAYLOR CRAIG SUTTON/Staff Seiler and his son Charles continue to travel all the way from Savannah during football season just to put a smile on the faces of past, present and future Bulldog fans. Radio show host and former Georgia sideline reporter Loran Smith holds a position as a board member on the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame committee and nominated Seiler for the honor. “I just thought Sonny was deserving because he has been in the spot-
light a little bit all these years, managing Uga at all the games,” said Smith at his office in the Butts-Mehre building at UGA. “He’s been very influential in the legal community, not just in his hometown of Savannah, but also in the state. So I thought Sonny deserved the recognition. I’m happy to say, the hall agreed, and we are honoring him.” Seiler and Smith maintain a lifelong friendship. Seiler even named two Uga dogs after his old pal (Uga VI
— “Whatchagot Loran” and Uga VII — “Loran’s Best”). The Erk Russell Spirit Award that Seiler will receive is named after former UGA defensive coordinator of 17 years (1964-1981) Erskine “Erk” Russell. After UGA, Russell was named head coach at Georgia Southern where he won three Division I-AA Championships with the Eagles and was later inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Both Seiler and Smith understand the significance of the award because both men knew Russell and praised the type of man he was throughout his life. “He was a dear SEILER friend of mine,” Seiler said. “I traveled with the dog and I would try to sit next to Erk because I knew he would make us all laugh. He was a super coach, wonderful motivator and the award is appropriately named. He was the best.” Smith shares similar opinions on Russell, who passed away in 2006, and said Seiler definitely deserves the honor. “Erk Russell was somebody who was the embodiment of the total love of college football and athletics,” said Smith. “He enjoyed coaching and was recognized as a good man with a good heart. Sonny is certainly a perfect honoree for the Erk Russell Spirit Award.”
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Olympic beauty is in the eye of multi-billion dollar beholder BY TANYA SICHYNSKY @tanyasic
What do they want to know about?” For the 2014 games, audiences showed interest in storylines like the death of Chelone Miller, the When Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter late brother of Alpine skier Bode Miller. NBC was Olympics, NBCUniversal, which has broadcasted criticized for an emotional post-race interview that every Olympics since 2000, brought pairs figure brought Miller to tears after winning bronze in the skating live and in primetime into the homes of milmen’s super-G. Although the interview had lions of Americans. occurred hours earlier, Hazinski saw no issue with After what appeared to USA Today airing the tape-delayed interview in primereporter Vicki Michaelis and her colleagues in time. the press box to be shady and subjective “I don’t find it inconsistent with news judging announcer Scott Hamilton reacted to making anyhow,” Hazinski said. “I think the what he believed was an outrageous upset of issue is the emotion that was involved with Russia over Canada for gold. that and trying to capture that, and frankly Michaelis’ phone rang. Hamilton was crywith people thinking that NBC was trying to ing live on NBC, her editor told her. exploit the emotion. And I think that’s a legitNBC’s coverage of the emotional storyline imate concern. And that’s a line that you as it developed prompted print media editors need to walk very carefully.” to ask their writers covering the event to dig a HAZINSKI With news of Russia’s ban on “gay propalittle deeper, only to eventually unearth a ganda” preceding the games, the bribing scandal among the judges. International Olympic Committee handed “When you’re a reporter covering the NBC more than one fine line to parade along. Olympics, at some point you realize in terms When the IOC awards broadcasting rights to of the American audience, you’re covering a a network, that company must be diligent to television show,” Michaelis, now a sports jouravoid any remarks that could offend either nalism professor at UGA, said. “While you the IOC or the host country. may be covering an event, you have to realize That responsibility, like Vladimir Putin that the American audience sees the event during the Russians’ Olympic hockey games, through NBC’s eyes, and that colors how looms over each broadcast. things are presented.” “NBC is depending on Russia in so many Twelve years later, NBC brings the 2014 ways to make happen what they are doing,” LEITCH Winter Olympics in Sochi to television sets Michaelis said. “So they’re not going to say a across the country to the tune of $775 million, lot that’s offensive. They’re not going to go the largest check ever written for the games' deep on things.” broadcasting rights. That self-censorship can explain why “Does NBC have an effect on how the NBC has avoided exploring the storylines of Olympics are perceived? Undoubtedly,” Sochi itself in detail, particularly the weather. Michaelis said. “They have a lot of power in “It’s very hard when you put this much terms of how we view an Olympics.” money into something to say, ‘Hey guys, this David Hazinski, a UGA a broadcast jourisn’t as good as it used to be because the nalism professor and former international corweather sucks and we’re in a county that respondent for NBC, is familiar with that spent a gigantic amount of money that power. involved fraud on this stuff,’” Hazinski said. He sat in on numerous production meet- MICHAELIS “NBC is kind of underreporting that, I think.” ings while at NBC, and although he did not With the amount of money NBC is willing cover the Olympic Games, Hazinski knows the to shell out — $4.4 billion total for the Sochi, Rio de deliberation that goes into what the network Janeiro, 2018 and 2020 games — the discretion in decides to cover. each broadcast is about as commonplace as a med“It is what is important to the audience,” als count. For that reason, NBC creates short feaHazinski said. “What do they need to know about? tures on American athletes that reflect positively on
NBC’s coverage of the Olympics drives what Americans see in Sochi. Courtesy NBC athletic competition and refrain from political or social discussion. Senior editor at Sports on Earth Will Leitch, who is in Sochi covering the games, writes about what he finds personally interesting, but also finds the time to craft pieces that will satisfy a certain demand prompted by those features. “Editors back home, being editors, certainly have some sway here,” Leitch said in an email. “It’s just sometimes having to follow stories that have less news value because more people care and know about them. NBC just drives that, but in a way that’s almost subconscious.” But after eight Olympic games as a reporter, Michaelis is quite conscious of how she experiences these 2014 games. “What am I not seeing?” she wonders.
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“This year, [Landers] transitioned me to the point because I handle the ball really well, and he feels confident with me handling the ball,” Miller said. “It kind of gets frustrating at times because I have to think about, ‘Alright — I’m not at the wing anymore. I’ve got to make plays, I’ve got to pass the ball, get assists, stuff like that.’ It was a tough transition at first, but, at this point, that’s all I expect to play.” Sharing the ball hasn’t been an issue for Miller. She has 86 assists — the most on her team and 15th best in the SEC. Junior guard Erika Ford said she was impressed by Miller’s willingness to adapt to a new position so late in her career. “She’s taken on the point guard position, which is a change for her, playing the wing last year, so I think it’s huge that she stepped up and done that as a senior leader.” Despite the tumultuous season and having to learn a new position, Miller has taken it all with little grumbling. “If she wanted to, she could make excuses,” Landers said. “I haven’t heard her make an excuse, and I haven’t heard a complaint. And we’ve had some tough times.” Freshman forward Halle Washington said she’d like to play alongside Miller for more than just one season, but is grateful for the opportunity to be her teammate. “I’m really gonna miss her,” Washington said. “And I wish I had more time here with her. But, I’ve enjoyed this short, little time I’ve had, and I’ve learned a lot of stuff from her.” Miller’s personality is what her teammates appreciate the most about her. “She’s hilarious — she’s the clown of the team,” Hempe said. “So, it’s always a fun time. You know when you’re playing with Khaalidah you’re gonna have fun on the court.” Following graduation, Miller wants to use both her basketball skills and her degree in the next
Khaalidah Miller ranks No. 22 on the Lady’s Bulldogs all-time scoring list. TAYLOR CRAIG SUTTON/Staff
chapter of her life. “I plan to play pro for a couple of years, then put my degree of human development and family science to use,” Miller said. “Ideally I’d like to play for the Atlanta Dream, just because I’m from Atlanta, but it really doesn’t matter to me.” The Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament is set to begin March 5 in Duluth, and Georgia could potentially play in the NCAA Women’s Tournament later in March. As the season draws to a close, Miller reflects on her career at Georgia with fondness. “The best part of my career is the bond that I’ve made each year with my teammates,” Miller said. “Friendships that have been created, the overall vibe of the team — it won’t ever be the same on the next level in terms of having the strong team bond I have experienced at Georgia.”
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
UGA softball players hit home runs far from home BY SAMMY O’BRIEN @sobrien92
Sophomore Ben Wagland (left) and senior Hernus Pieters (right) have more in common than just the court they share during competition. TAYLOR CRAIG SUTTON/Staff
Game, set, the perfect match BY JUSTIN FEDICH @jfedich A strong doubles team sets the tone of every collegiate match. Georgia’s 31st-ranked team of South Africannative Hernus Pieters and Australian-native Ben Wagland welcome the pressure of setting the stage for the No. 12 Georgia men’s tennis team. Both players are 20 years old, although Pieters is a senior and Wagland is a sophomore. Both players are also far from home. Pieters is from Pretoria, South Africa and Wagland is from Sydney, Australia. The likelihood of these players ending up in Athens and combining to become one of the top-50 doubles teams in the country is almost unfathomable. But the chemistry between these doubles partners is hard to ignore. “It just sort of clicked,” Pieters said of his pairing. “We have good personalities to play together. We understand each other fairly well.” In a list of characteristics for a topranked doubles team, a strong bond and understanding of one another is high up there when it comes to winning matches consistently. The skill set of Wagland and Pieters not only works well for each other, but also works well for the doubles game. “Both have great doubles instincts and they both have a knack around the net,” head coach Manuel Diaz said. “They both have great serves, so their games lend themselves to be good doubles players.” In college tennis, a team must score four out of seven team points to win a head-tohead, or dual, match. Six out of those seven team points come from winning a singles match. The first, and often most crucial point comes from winning two of three one-set doubles matches. As UGA’s No. 1 doubles team, Wagland and Pieters are the team expected to lead the charge each match. Teammates feel this tandem is deserving of where they fit into the lineup. “They’re consistently one of the best teams in the country,” senior Garrett Brasseaux said. “They’ve proved that. We have full confidence in them.” The connection between these two unlikely Georgia teammates began before college. Wagland said he first met Pieters on a junior Grand Slam Tennis Tour in high school. After forging a friendship with Pieters, Wagland joined the team and was initially a foreigner — in more ways than one — to his new Georgia teammates. “It definitely helped knowing him before I came here because I didn’t know a lot of the guys here,” Wagland said. The pair started playing together during Wagland’s freshman
fall season. After a few strong wins at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American tournament, Diaz realized he had a strong doubles team. “They can relate to each other in the fact that they had to adjust from life away from home,” Diaz said. “Being away from their families, new settings.” Both players admit that coming from out of the country was an instant bond for them. But some of the reasons for instant success sprouted from the similarity in playing styles of the two players. “Both our game styles relied on our serve and we like to come forward to the net, so if you put that together in doubles it’s produced a pretty good combination for us in college,” Wagland said. Although Pieters, who is three months younger than Wagland, was already a junior when Wagland arrived at Georgia, it did not take long for him to realize how skilled Wagland was. Pieters said the connection formed between the two and what he saw in Wagland early on cannot just be attributed to their journey to the United
States. “He’s also a very talented tennis player so it’s easy to play with someone who has a lot of talent,” Pieters said. “I just kind of have to cruise along and he will take care of a lot of the work.” Though the skill sets of the players are similar, Pieters said the two know each other’s strengths and weaknesses on the court. While Pieters claims to let Wagland do a majority of the work, the effort is balanced each offers their key strengths in the partnership. “I think they are tremendous together because they complement each other,” Diaz said. Even with the skill level of both players and the distance between Athens and their home countries having contributed to the pair's chemistry and friendship, sometimes nothing can explain when a doubles team just seems to hit it off effortlessly. “There is a special connection because we are obviously from such different backgrounds,” Pieters said, “but overall there is something that just clicked from the beginning.”
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Of UGA softball's 18 athletes, half of the team hails from a state other than Georgia. Recruiting coordinator and associate head coach Gerry Glasco sees the benefits of reaching beyond Georgia’s state boarders. “We love having a roster mixed with in and out-of-state players because when the kids all come together, it makes them all better with their past experiences,” Glasco said. After years of competing with or against athletes from their hometowns, Bulldogs who chose to leave home can prepare their coaches and team on what to expect from their opponents. Having out-of-state players benefits the team on the field, and Georgia’s softball program returns the favor to its athletes. “I really wanted to go to a school where it was hot all the time,” junior shortstop Paige Wilson, who calls Chicago home, said with a chuckle. “I really wanted to go out-of-state and Georgia is a great school,” said sophomore first baseman and California native Kaylee Puailoa. “I came on my visit and they took me to a football game, and just being around a crowd that loves this school, I was just like, ‘I want be a part of that.’” But the out-ofstaters aren’t the only Bulldogs whose upbringings contribute to the program’s success. The in-state girls competitiveness has benefitted Georgia as well. “Our in-state kids are playing at a a level compared to California now. That was not the case ten years ago,” Glasco said. Conferences like the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten are recruiting the state of Georgia
Georgia is the second home to Kansan Alex Hugo (above) and eight of her teammates. RANDY SCHAFER/Staff because of this. When it comes down to it, Glasco just wants the best players possible, regardless of where she may live. “I don’t really recruit based off if they are in-state or out-ofstate,” said Glasco.
Whether the ratio is split straight down the middle or not, Puailoa knows one truth remains throughout all of softball. “It’s all about competing and doing whatever it takes to win,” she said.
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New Earth expands horizons BY JOE YOUORSKI @jyouorski New Earth Music Hall may have originally been meant for something small, but the venue has been expanding in a number of interesting directions lately. Besides musical acts, New Earth started experimenting with different forms of events, hosting regular yoga classes and a “Doggy Happy Hour,” in which people can bring their dogs and enjoy drinks and music on the first Wednesday of every month. Founder Adrian Zelski, who graduated from UGA in 1996, originally opened New Earth as a response to the large size of the Georgia Theatre, intending to give local bands like his own group, DubConscious, a smaller, less intimidating venue to play at. “The Georgia Theatre can fit 1,000 people, and when my band would play, we’d draw maybe 300 people and it would always feel empty,” Zelski said. “So I saw there was a need for a smaller venue that was still good enough for a great band to play.” Shortly following the opening of Zelski’s venue in 2009, the Georgia Theatre burned down, giving New Earth with a void to fill. “That changed the dynamics of things,” Zelski said. “We definitely became much more of a prominent music venue, and we had to learn the ropes really fast.” New Earth has now found an
important role in the local music scene, with Athens bands performing there regularly. With two stages and an outdoor area, which will soon hold an outdoor stage, New Earth has also become the go-to place for larger, festival-like events in Athens. Local musician Drew Kirby’s Freekfest music festival has made a regular home in New Earth, and in March when Slingshot Festival arrives downtown, New Earth will host Japan Night for the event, featuring a number of Japanese acts. Amid success here in Athens, Zelski opened another music hall this year in Asheville, N.C., named New Earth Asheville. Something that can be expected at most events is visiting a business separate from New Earth, the culinary duo of Holy Crepe, a food truck run by Kate Marsden and Saphir Grici. Marsden is a UGA graduate who met Grici while in France. When Grici came to visit Athens, he fell in love with the town and decided to move here and start fresh. He quit his job and began working on plans with Marsden to start a food truck business selling crepes. “I worked in a bank, but I decided that I wanted to focus 100 percent on crepes,” Grici said. When the two found that New Earth was planning to open up the lot next to their venue specifically for food trucks, they quickly joined forces
and began selling their crepes at New Earth events while the food truck began to undergo construction. “All of our American friends in Paris love crepes,” Marsden added. “It’s not something you get every day here.” Once the truck is finished, which can be expected in late February or early March, it will be parked next to New Earth and around Athens on most days, especially at events, offering locals a quick and tasty snack as they go about town. While New Earth will be their main location, the two are also looking for more spots around Athens and in Atlanta. They have already run into
a number of issues in finding permission on where they can operate, with food trucks being a somewhat new development in Georgia. “The food truck laws are very, very restrictive right now,” Marsden said. “So finding another spot just might not happen in the near future.” Fortunately for Holy Crepe, New Earth is the kind of place always open for new developments. Zelski makes it clear that while he runs a venue, he is not focused only on music, but is instead always looking for ways to add to Athens culture. “I’m much more of a community person than a music industry person, really,” Zelski said.
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there from the beginning. Mark Thompson, the co-founder of Starr Hill Brewery, became part of the micro-brewing movement when it was just gaining steam in the Northwest in the early ‘90s. “When I moved to Oregon in 1992, it was right at the time when micro-brewing was starting to take off,” Thompson said. “I think my first professional brewing job was in Portland in 1992. I was just in the right place, right time. I didn’t know at the time when I was studying it, but all the chemistry and biology I [studied in college] was really applicable to the brewing world.” Upon returning to his home state of Virginia, Thompson founded Starr Hill Brewery, which shared a space with the legendary Starr Hill Music Hall. During the brewery’s tenancy, acts such as John Mayer and Jack Johnson visited its stage, a phenomenon
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
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ABOVE: Cam Yohr, Your Pie general manager, tosses dough in the air while making a pizza at The Classic Center on Sunday, Feb. 16. TOP RIGHT: Kason Bradley (right) and Alex Ugolini (left) serve food from Market 7, Coastal Grill. TOP CENTER: Jonathan Berquist, 7, enjoys a BBQ sandwhich from Harry’s Barbeque. TOP BELOW: Lynn Jordan serves Copper Creek beer to patrons at Taste of Athens. BELOW: Mini bagel bites from Athen’s Bagel Company are shown during a Tatse of Athens at The Classic Center Sunday.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Events THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 MUSIC Leaving Countries, Partial Cinema When: 10 p.m. Where: Boar’s Head Lounge Price: Free Contact: 706-369-3040
UGA Paul Pressly When: 4 p.m. Where: Ciné BarCafe Price: Free Contact: www.willson. uga.edu
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 MUSIC
Crane, Roshambeaux, Kick the Robot When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Caledonia Lounge Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com
TRIVIA Trivia with a Twist When: 8 p.m. Where: Johnny’s New York Style Pizza Price: Free Contact: 706-354-1515
Heather Heyn and Friends, Emily Armond, Nice Machine When: 9 p.m. Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar Price: Free Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com
Rebelution, Cris Cab, Dark Matter When: 8 p.m. Where: Georgia Theatre Price: $20 Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com
ART Third Thursday Art Series When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Athens, Ga. Price: Free Contact: www.3thurs.org
UGA 14th Annual Legal Ethics & Professional Symposium
When: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Where: UGA School of Law Price: Free Contact: www.law.uga. edu
LOCAL Healing Circle and Meditation When: 6 p.m. Where: Body, Mind, & Spirit Price: $5 suggested donation Contact: 706-351-6024
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 LOCAL Festival for Life When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Price: $20 Contact: www.aidsathens.org UGA Miracle Dance Marathon When: 10 a.m.-Feb.23 at 10 a.m. Where: UGA Tate Student Center Price: $20 Contact: www.ugamiracle.org
David Kirslis (left) and Andrea DeMarcus (right) make up Cicada Rhythm, which will perform a free show at the Green Room on Feb. 22. FILE/Staff Where: Church of the Nations Price: Free Contact: www.cotnag. com
Cicada Rhythm, Michael Bowman, Elliot Bronson When: 10:30 p.m. Where: Green Room Price: Free Contact: www. greenroomathens. com
Waka Winter Classic When: 8 p.m. Where: New Earth Music Hall Price: Free Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23 TRIVIA Trivia When: 8 p.m. Where: The Capital Room Price: Free Contact: www.thecapitalroom.com
KARAOKE Karaoke and Trivia When: 8-10 p.m. Where: Pizza Hut on Baxter Price: Free Contact: www.kevincodymusic.com
MUSIC Herb Guthrie Scholarship Fund Benefit When: 7 p.m. Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Price: Free Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com Ruby the Rabbitfoot, Close Talker, Deep State When: 9 p.m. Where: Hi-Lo Lounge Price: $3 Contact: 706-850-8561
UGA “12 Years a Slave”
FEB 20.............. Who’s Bad “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band” w/ Gimme Hendrix FEB 21..................Rebelution with Cris Cab & Dark Matter FEB 22.............................................Emancipator Ensemble w/ Odesza and Real Magic FEB 26....................................... WNGC 106.1 fm welcomes Randy Rogers Band & Josh Abbott Band w/ Wade Bowen and Stoney LaRue FEB 27..............................Zoogma & Wick-It the Instigator w/ Modern Measure FEB 28........................... Alejandro Escovedo & Peter Buck
MONDAY FEBRUARY 24 TRIVIA Trivia When: 8 p.m. Where: Highwire Lounge Price: Free Contact: 706-543-8997
KARAOKE & OPEN MIC
LOCAL “The Validity of Creationism as it Relates to Science” When: 1-4 p.m.
When: 3, 6, and 9 p.m. Where: UGA Tate Student Center (Theater) Price: $1-2 Contact: www.union. uga.edu
Casual Comedy When: 8 p.m. Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Price: Free Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com
MUSIC Grawks, Some Kind of Nightmare When: 9 p.m. Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar Price: $5 Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com
UGA “An Apology to Elephants” When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Miller Learning Center (Room 101) Price: Free Contact: sos.uga.edu/ filmfest
LOCAL Bulldog Basketball and Burgers When: 7 p.m. Where: Grindhouse Killer Burgers Price: Free Contact: www.grindhouseburgers.com
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25
Point Price: $5 Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com Project Safe Benefit When: 8 p.m. Where: New Earth Music Hall Price: Free Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com
LOCAL History of the Morton Theatre and Hot Corner When: 5 p.m. Where: ACC Library Price: Free Contact: www.athenslibrary.org
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26 TRIVIA Full Contact Trivia When: 8 p.m. Where: Blind Pig Tavern Price: Free Contact: 706-548-3442
KARAOKE & OPEN MIC Open Mic Night When: 10 p.m. Where: Boar’s Head Lounge Price: Free Contact: 706-369-3040
MUSIC Randy Rogers Band, Josh Abbott Band, Wade Bowen, Stoney Larue When: 8 p.m. Where: Georgia Theatre Price: $15 Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com Athens Circle of Songwriters When: 8 p.m. Where: The Melting Point Price: $5 (adv.), $7 (door) Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com
MUSIC Nzrabies, Scythe Fight, Dead Neighbors When: 10 p.m. Where: Go Bar Price: Free Contact: 706-546-5609 Manmade Mountains, Traveling Broke and Out of Gas When: 7 p.m. Where: The Melting
Lollapalooza! When: 8 p.m. Where: Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall Price: $5 (w/ student ID), $10 Contact: 706-5424400
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Drink and Dining GUIDE THURSDAY
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Where: 256 E. Clayton St. Phone: (706) 549-0166 Website: www.allgoodlounge.com
********* HAPPY HOUR DRINK AND FOOD SPECIALS - Monday to Friday 3:00 – 7:00 - $12.99 Coors Light Towers all day/every day ********* 1/2 off Wine $2 Bottle Miller Lite Where: $3.50 Wells 196 Alps Rd., Suite 49 $4 Pitchers Miller High Life Phone: 3 – Close 25¢ (706) 354-6655 Boneless Wings On Facebook:
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Live Trivia 7pm $10 Pitchers Blue Moon, Yuengling & Bud Light $2 Bottle Miller Lite $3.50 Wells 10% student discount on food
$2 Specialty Martini's $1 off Margaritas $2 Off Terrapin pints $2 Bottle Miller Lite $2 Bottle Miller Lite $2 Bottle Miller Lite $3.50 Wells $3.50 Wells $3.50 Wells $4 Pitcher Miller High Life $4 Pitchers Miller High Life $4 Pitchers Miller High Life 3 – Close All You Can Eat: 3 – Close All You Can Eat: 3 – Close 50¢ Traditional Wings $13.99 Traditional Wings $13.99 Traditional Wings Boneless Wings $12.99 Boneless Wings $12.99
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Where: 175 N. Lumpkin St. Phone: (706) 353-2439 Website: www.greenroomathens.com
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Where: 1195 S. Milledge Ave. Phone: (706) 850-3451 Website:
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Late Bird Drink Specials 2-6pm $3 Mimosas $4 Bloody Marys $2 Domestics $3 House Wines $4 Well Cocktails
$6 Frozen drinks, $13 House wine bottles
$3 Well drinks & shots
$5 Pitchers Coors/High Life $3 Wells
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Where: 320 E. Clayton Suite 201 Phone: (706) 613-0892 Website:
Happy Hour 4-6pm $2 Domestics $3 House Wines $4 Well Cocktails
Happy Hour 4-6pm $2 Domestics $3 House Wines $4 Well Cocktails
Happy Hour 4-6pm $2 Domestics $3 House Wines $4 Well Cocktails
$5 Pitchers Coors/High Life
HAPPY HOUR $1 Pints of High Life all day
8pm - Trivia $7 Domestic pitchers, $1 High Life pints
******** 10% OFF order with same-day UGA sporting event ticket stub. ******** ******** Buy any menu item over $6.99, Get any free non-alcoholic drink! - M-F 11am - 4pm. ******** $4.00 Pink-A-Rita $2.00 Draft Redd Apple Ale Karaoke Night starts at 8:00pm!
TROUBADOUR Where: 581 S. Harris St. Phone: (706) 850.8188 Website:
$3.50 TGIF Gator Haters Hunch Punch $2.50 Blue Moon draft
Bring in a Buddy Buy one Bud draft, get one free!
Bloody Sunday Trivia starts at 8:00pm $4.00 Bloody Mary's $2.50 Dos Equis draft
$2.50 Terrapin draft $4.00 Tequila Sunrise $1.00 OFF Terrapin bottles
$2.00 Miller Lite $3.50 House Margarita
$1.00 OFF well drinks $2.00 Miller Lite
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THURSDAY CROSSWORD - ANSWER ONLINE FEBRUARY 20 ACROSS 1 Painting and sculpturing 5 Participate in a school bee 10 Old magazine title 14 Boxing match 15 Bert’s buddy 16 In a lazy way 17 Gray wolf 18 Screwdriver ingredient 19 Merriment 20 Came forth 22 Shuns 24 Traveler’s stop 25 Shoe sole ridge 26 French farewell 29 Happiness 30 Adolescents 34 Uncle __ Rice 35 Layer of turf 36 In __; refusing to face reality 37 CBS competitor 38 Dispute settler 40 Pass away 41 Pie bottoms
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DOWN 1 Actor’s part 2 Wickedness 3 Done on purpose 4 Parched 5 In a bad mood 6 Antlers 7 Heron’s cousin 8 Bring home, after expenses 9 Bit of soot 10 Tiny spots 11 Ballerina’s skirt 12 Leave out 13 At a snail’s __; very slowly 19 Native New Zealander 21 __ up; misbehaves 24 Mayberry’s sheriff 25 Rouse from sleep 26 Drama 27 Bottom berth 28 Actor Nicolas
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DOWN 1 Pea casing 2 Astounds 3 Home of twigs 4 Plain of Asia or Europe 5 Makes gentle 6 In the sack 7 Dull long-winded speaker 8 Teriyaki marinade 9 Bury 10 Picnic spoiler 11 __ of Capri 12 Tabbies and tigers 14 Explanatory chart 21 Injure through rough handling 25 Pres. Carter’s daughter 26 Donkeys 27 Scold 28 Seashore 29 Lawn 30 Marathon 31 Depends; relies
32 Golfer Els 33 Obsolete 35 Drop of sorrow 38 Gives a sermon 39 Room’s upper surface 41 Big game 42 Billy or nanny 44 Zodiac sign 45 Keep bothering 47 __ beans 48 Brood; pout 49 Level; smooth 50 Bookish fellow 52 Vigorous 53 Destroy 54 Ark builder 55 Shaping tool 59 Title for Rubio or Reid: abbr.
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38 In this place 39 Up until now 40 Migratory birds of Canada 41 Insect stage 42 Remember 44 One who dies for his beliefs 45 Everybody 46 Cheeriness 47 Foolish 50 Hose twist 51 Actor Lowe 54 Mai tai cherry 57 Garment of old Rome 58 Dock 59 External 60 Twisted; askew 61 Kill 62 Looks searchingly 63 Utilizes
SATURDAY CROSSWORD - ANSWER ONLINE FEBRUARY 22 ACROSS 1 Skillet 4 Pierces 9 Newsman __ Sevareid 13 Had debts 15 Forbidden thing 16 Space flight agcy. 17 Ricky Ricardo’s portrayer 18 __ board; nail file 19 Lean; slant 20 Headlong animal rushes 22 Singles 23 Openings 24 Author Milne’s monogram 26 Accumulate, as bank interest 29 Complained 34 Sandbar 35 Actor Spencer 36 Historical period 37 Thailand, once 38 Tranquility 39 Is unable to
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41 Gofer’s task 43 At this time 44 Long car 45 Rent long term 46 Behold 47 Ravi Shankar’s instrument 48 Shopping __; spending fling 50 Yakety-yak 51 Largest planet 54 Kneecap 58 High cards 59 Makes airtight 61 Bread varieties 62 Blood __; stroke cause, often 63 Follow as a result of 64 Ensnare 65 Topeka’s state: abbr. 66 49ers & 76ers 67 Strong urges
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33 Mexican mister 35 __ so forth; etc. 36 Cat’s cry 38 Bumbling 39 Foot digit 42 Helps 44 Freedom 46 Calm 47 Took a chair 49 Adjust an alarm 50 Xenon & argon 51 Picture card 52 Calif. university 53 Lowly worker 54 Purple fruit 55 Harp of old 56 Slender; thin 57 Biting vipers 60 Gentle __ lamb
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