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SEC sustainability UGA is hosting the first SEC Sustainability Symposium this weekend, bringing together the nation's best football conferences to discuss green methods.

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Furthering flu finds A new method of virus detection could mean faster treatment of deadly diseases such as the flu.

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‘Rock star’ across the hall


Provost Jere Morehead confirmed as next president BY MEGAN ERNST @megernst11 The Board of Regents unanimously voted to select University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead as the University of Georgia’s 22nd president. In a press conference held directly after the Regent’s teleconferenced meeting, Morehead, University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Board of Regents Chairman William “Dink” NeSmith talked about the future of UGA under Morehead. Morehead likened his selection to a fairy tale. “Becoming the University of Georgia president is obviously a dream come true for a Georgia graduate who has spent more than half of his life on this campus,” he said. Despite a national search for the next president, Morehead was found right on campus. “We looked coast-to-coast. We were looking for a rock star that could take us further,” NeSmith said. He looked at Morehead. “You were among those rock stars, but your star shone the brightest,” he said. The focus of the conference was on UGA’s financial situation, its academic enhancement and its academic-athletic relationship. Morehead’s background is aca-

Jere Morehead, who has ‘spent more than half of his life’ on campus, was confirmed as the 22nd president of UGA through a unanimous vote by the Board of Regents. EVAN STICHLER/Staff demic. It is no surprise, then, that his focus as president centers on academic achievement. “While the University of Georgia faces many economic challenges, I believe that if we focus on our academic priorities, we can and we will reach

new heights as an institution,” he said. “The University is poised, thanks to our faculty, our staff and our students, to become one of the greatest public universities in this country. It’s that belief that’s going to filter every decision I make, how I spend my time and how I devote the University’s resources in the coming years.” To combat the economic challenges, Morehead hopes to lead the charge on UGA’s largest capital campaign ever. “I will be,” he said, “certainly beginning the preparation for a major capital campaign to move us to the next level and provide us with the private resources to remain nationally competitive. We can’t assume, in these economic times, that we’re going to get our resources from anybody other than our own friends and supporters.” He also will “be contemplating” organizational changes within UGA to reduce bureaucracy, be more costeffective and better serve students. “I’m going to spend a great deal of time thinking about the organizational structure of the University of Georgia,” he said. “When I became provost, I said that I thought our institution needed to be less bureaucratic, it needed to be very responsive to our faculty, our students, our alumni and our supporters.

I can’t think of anything more comfortable in my life than watching the Atlanta Braves. I’ve been a fan of the Braves my entire life, so it wasn’t out of the ordinary that I was watching them in early August 2011. Second baseman Dan Uggla was on a hitting streak already the best in

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My battle with myself (and bipolar disorder) team history, and he hit a home run early in the game to score the great Chipper Jones and put the Braves up 3-1 over the Chicago Cubs. I walked out of the room and returned later, only to see that the score was tied 1-1. I wondered in that moment: Was there a mistake? What had happened?

The Georgia men’s basketball team has a three-game win streak and is steadily improving.

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AT A GLANCE UGA food services hosting Twitter contest, students help name new dining hall Students can win a meal plan upgrade in a Twitter contest to name the University of Georgia’s Food Services new dining commons. “We’ve had good participation,” said Allison Harper, Food Services marketing coordinator. “We’ve had over 60 submissions in a short amount of time, and we still have a week to go.” UGA plans to open a new dining hall on the newly built Health Sciences campus on Prince Avenue. The dining hall at

Scott Hall will house 100 students, compared to the 700 seats at Bolton Dining Commons. Food Services is hosting a contest to name the eatery. Students will submit a name and the submission that receives the most Twitter votes wins. Winners will receive a free upgrade to the 7-day meal plan from the purchase of a 5-day meal plan. “We thought it was really fun to get students involved,” Frye said. “We think it’s a great way for them to learn about

Scott Hall.” The university will open its fifth dining hall in fall 2013. “I think that it’ll be kind of cool even though it is relatively smaller,” said Kalila Clarke, a sophomore animal science major. “I think it’ll be nice to have fresh foods. It’s a good idea. If I continue with meal plan next semester, I will definitely make my way down there.” — Brittini Ray

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Eve Carson killer to be resentenced The man who was convicted of killing Eve Carson, a former Athens resident and student body president at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be granted a resentencing hearing. Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. was convicted of killing Carson Dec. 20, 2011, and he filed a motion for appropriate relief Aug. 29, 2012. The motion was to gain a resentencing on his first-degree murder sentencing, citing Miller v. Alabama — a Supreme Court case in which it was decided that a life sentence for a defendant under the age of 18 was cruel and unusual punishment. The N.C. Court of Appeals released a decision saying Lovette’s sentence will be vacated, and he will be resentenced. — Erica Techo

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Bike repair station at Ramsey There’s good news for cyclists on campus: a bike repair station has been installed at Ramsey Student Center. The bike station was put up to promote outdoor recreation and to help cycling students. “It was put up mainly because, well I’m really into bikes being the assistant director for outdoor recreation program, so I was just trying to see how we could incorporate more cycling things within our program,” said Lance Haynie, assistant director for outdoor recreation. The bike station offers different types of equipment including wrenches, screwdrivers, an air pump and a QR code that helps with basic repair information. Haynie said he hopes that as the bike station becomes more popular, UGA will put others on campus. — Marena Galluccio

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Let’s talk about sex, baby The sex issue of Ampersand arrived on campus last week. The stories from the magazine can be read online in the Variety section on, or an issue can be picked up in The Red & Black distribution boxes around campus. EVAN STICHLER/Staff

CRIME NOTEBOOK Two felony charges for student A University of Georgia student was arrested and charged with felony possession of a schedule one drug, felony tampering with evidence, obstructing a law enforcement officer, failure to stop at a stop sign and possession of drug related objects, according to a UGA Police report. The officer reportedly stopped a car for failing to stop at a stop sign. When the officer made contact with the driver, he “detected the strong odor of burning marijuana.” The driver was identified as Daniel Smith, 19. The officer then reportedly asked Smith if he could be searched, and Smith said he would rather they didn’t search him.

One of the officers reportedly located "a clear plastic jar containing hashish oil.” In the car, the police reported finding “five glass pipes with hashish oil residue on them, a butane torch style lighter, a metal grinder with marijuana in it, a flat head screwdriver with hashish oil residue on it, a metal push rod with hashish oil residue on it and a package of rolling peppers.” Smith was taken to the Clarke County Jail, according to the report. He had no comment for The Red & Black. — Kelly Whitmire

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Two UGA students reportedly charged in Boggs Hall Two University of Georgia students were arrested and charged with underage possession or consumption of alcohol Friday at 10:51 p.m., according to a UGA Police report. An RA reportedly spoke to Owen Hunt, 19, who was “holding a 40-ounce bottle of Icehouse.” The RAs reportedly told Hunt he needed to pour out the alcohol. He went into his room and then came out without the bottle. The RAs told him to retrieve it, and he then reportedly set it in the hallway. The officer reportedly asked Hunt if he drank any alcohol that night, and Hunt said he had. The officer then spoke with Charles Lewis Wood, 18. Wood’s reportedly said he had been hanging out with his friends, but denied having anything to drink. The two remaining students were reportedly released because they had “no odor commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage on their breath or person.” The officer reportedly arrested Hunt and Wood, and both declined to give a breath sample. The officer then took the students to Clarke County Jail, according to the report. Both declined to comment to The Red & Black about the incident. — Kelly Whitmire

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BY Jeanette Kazmierczak @sciencekaz There are two way to find the tallest building in New York City — searching from the ground and from the air — just like there are two ways to study biological systems. It’s an analogy Natarajan Kannan, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, uses when explaining top-down and bottom-up approaches to research. It is also the same approach Krishnadev Oruganty, a postdoctoral research associate in biochemistry and molecular biology, used in a study that determined that a subtle feature of more than 500 cell-signaling proteins — called protein kinases — was essentially an ‘on-off’ switch. “Everybody only looks at one protein because that in itself is so big in their field that they just have to look at one structure,” Oruganty said. “We were more interested in the evolution of all the kinases, so we were looking at all the kinases in one go.” The region of the protein kinases that acts as the ‘on-off’ switch is present in all of them, but is not in other types of proteins, Oruganty said. So if a researcher is only looking at kinases, then he is not aware that the feature is unusual. Because kinases help signal the cell when to grow or to start or stop work, their malfunction has been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases, Kannan said. “We aren’t really sure that that is what is happening, but because if this particular functional region is non-functional for whatever reason, then you have an abnormal kinase that will not be doing the work,” Kannan said. “These proteins are implicated in all these diseases, so the prediction would be that maybe the abnormal function of these regions would result in these diseases. That’s a connection that we’re trying to establish.” The discovery will help pharmaceutical companies improve drugs on the market without having to start from scratch. “Now that you have this new information you can modify these existing drugs by adding more chemical groups or removing chemical groups and see if they can interfere with this functional region, or maybe take advantage of that new functional region in ways that they can now lock the kinase in either the ‘on’ form or the ‘off’ form,” Kannan said. Kannan said the team would look for industry collaborators at

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Krishnadev Oruganty, a UGA researcher, said his research focused on the evolution of kinases, not specific proteins. Courtesy Krishnadev Oruganty a conference in June to help continue the research. “The whole thing is kind of unexplored so we’re the first ones who are looking at that particular region and what exactly it’s doing,” Oruganty said. “It can go in any direction from now on.” The team has also had to become multidisciplinary to do the research, Kannan said. “I think especially for our undergrads it’s really important to appreciate the fact that you can’t just be specializing in one particular field and hoping to make discoveries, they have to really appreciate the importance of interdisciplinary research which means cutting across boundaries and being willing to go from chemistry to biology and statistics,” Kannan said.

Tuan Nguyen is a secondyear biochemistry and math major from Douglasville who works in Kannan’s lab. He said they try to encompass multiple fields using computational tools. “We try to examine the evolution of these protein kinase molecular machines. We try to understand the way it works,” Nguyen said. “Ideally you’d have a camera to watch these proteins in real motion, but unfortunately you don’t have those, so people try to take snapshots of the proteins using x-ray crystallography, but it’s really hard.” Oruganty said this difficulty was akin to trying to predict “how fast a horse would run by looking at a picture of it.”

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Lasers, Star Trek give future picture of flu monitoring BY Jeanette Kazmierczak @sciencekaz What do you get if you add laser beams, silver nanorods, bits and pieces of a virus and four University of Georgia researchers? A quicker, more effective tool for identifying highly contagious and deadly viruses. “There are three things that are important in detection,” said Ralph Tripp, a professor of infectious diseases and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. “One is the ability to sense when there is a problem. Second is to detect the shedding or spread of the virus or pathogen, even in food. And the third would be resolution. What we tried to do is add another parameter to look at, which would be the biomarkers.” The team — including Tripp, Richard Dluhy, Yiping Zhao and Stephen Tompkins — is looking for virulence factors — biomarkers in a virus’s DNA that indicate that it is highly pathogenic. “So just like all people are a little bit different, all viruses are a little bit different even if it’s still the flu,” said Tompkins, an associate professor of infectious diseases. Dluhy, a professor of chemistry, said most of the time a technique called polymerase chain reaction is used for analysis of viral DNA. But that method is slow — taking between four and 24 hours. “We are interested in looking at molecular signatures where we can potentially look within 30 seconds or a minute or so and be able to say, ‘OK, this is, or this is not, a high pathogenicity strain of flu,’” Dluhy said. A $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help them perfect the technology to do that over the next four years. How it Works The team wants to look at a virus’ genetic structure to find virulence factors by creating unique and enhanced spectra through a process called surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy or SERS. The viral samples to be examined are attached to the ends of silver nanorods and then exposed to a laser beam to enhance the view of the structure billions of times, Zhao, a professor of physics, said. “You see, light has different colors — they have different wavelengths — so when the molecular vibration impacts with the light vibration, then, actually, that will shift the wavelengths of the light,” Zhao said. “Since you have a specific bond in the molecule, specific bonds give you specific shifting in the wavelengths.” Zhao’s specialty is developing these nanostructures and trying to design devices based on technology to serve different applications. Before they came together, he worked individually with Dluhy and Tripp to improve SERS and apply it to bacteria and viruses.

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Applications now and in the future The research has important implications for helping track outbreaks in the field as well. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta would like to see if their technology can be shrunk and taken into the field to track measles outbreaks in real time. He did make a comparison between the handheld device and Mr. Spock’s tricorder from Star Trek, which allowed him to analyze a wide variety of materials on strange new worlds. “It will give people that work in public health the tools to try to track these kinds of pandemic strains so they can more accurately and effectively respond if there’s a public health emergency,” Dluhy said. What it means for Athenians UGA has a history of aiding CDC’s outbreak awareness efforts — it was the first university to partner with the CDC for syndromic surveillance — sending de-identified information like vital signs and diagnoses to the CDC every night in return for a heads up when they spot an emerging disease pattern, said Ron Forehand, a director of medical services at the University Health Center. A more efficient flu test wouldn’t help with that sort of national monitoring because the CDC dictates how many samples they collect from each area to avoid skewing the data, Forehand said. But it would help with in-house monitoring and suggestions for isolating yourself if you’ve got the flu. “Because of the expense involved and honestly the number of false negative tests, we use testing as a surveillance tool throughout the year when we see someone with influenza-like illness to see if it’s in the community,” Forehand said. “There is always a background of positive cases that come in here summer, fall. We see it begin to rise. We become a little more vigilant and a little more likely to treat even without testing. So in the height of the flu season, testing has less value to us than it does at other times of the year.” The multidisciplinary aspect of this nano-bio technology is also a bonus for students interested in research — they have to understand aspects of biology, physics and chemistry to do the work.

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Help pick Morehead’s dean team The big news on campus is the recent selection of Provost Jere Morehead as president of the University. If you read these pages with regularity you already know that, and you might also know of the odd circumstances of his selection. What you may not know is that several other key positions in UGA administration need to be filled before class begins next fall. The first position is obvious: Provost Morehead will become President Morehead this summer, vacating his current post. Additionally, the deans of Grady College, Terry College and SPIA have all announced they will step down after this year. Between the three are 24 years of experience in their high posts. The organizational shake-up caused by these retirements will make this summer’s transition to a Morehead administration the more unpredictable. But the positions must be filled. Given the frostedglass transparency of the presidential search process, it is incumbent upon students and alumni to ensure that finalists for open positions are scrutinized. Already four finalists have been announced for dean of Grady College. They are: Charles Davis, professor at the University of Missouri; Michael Evans, associate professor at Indiana University; Derina Holtzhausen, professor at Oklahoma State University; and Jeffrey Springston, professor at UGA. While the above recitation may cause your eyes to glaze, and while the titles and honors all seem to blur together in the gray uniformity of academe-speak after a while, the four candidates above are from strikingly different backgrounds: two from a public relations background, one from an advertising background and another from a journalism background. This serves to highlight the broader message: that we, as students, should provide feedback and opinions on our priorities as the selection committees go about the process of filling administration positions. If we do our part, we can ensure that President Morehead has a solid transition team for the fall. —Blake Seitz for the editorial board

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traught. Ever since Kennedy said America must shoot for the moon, not because it is easy but because it is hard, his words still ring true — 40 and 50 years later. Even though the space shuttle mission ended in disaster, Americans Rick Husband, William C. McCool, Michael P. Anderson, David M. Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark and Israeli Ilan Ramon succeeded in another way. These brave men and women worked for the love of space and exploration. It was hard to continue after the disaster, however it was necessary in order for America to make new and wonderful discoveries in space.

t happens to everyone eventually, being stuck with the Roommate from Hell. Of course, the surefire way to prevent having a bad roommate is to be the bad roommate. The first key to being a terrible roommate is sleep. You must either get too much of it or prevent others from achieving it. Nothing is more frustrating than having your dorm turned into a 24-hour hibernation chamber. Except, of course, enthusiastic roommates who bring downtown home with them. Repeatedly. It is advisable to avoid cleaning at all costs. Clothes are best kept on the floor, and you shoud not take out the trash unless it is overflowing. Mysterious stains are the finishing touch to prevent proper sanitation. You’re not trying hard enough until you attract bugs. Beyond the appearance of the room, smells must be addressed. Tuna salad or burnt popcorn do the trick. The more difficult it is to breathe in the room, the faster you become intolerable. And terrible roommates should know that everything in the room is theirs for the taking. The Styrofoam container of Chinese takeout is yours — your roommate’s name on it is a suggestion. Help yourself to their clothes, and be sure to stretch them out in inconvenient places. Risking getting yourself and your roommate kicked out is the icing on the cake. Keep illicit substances or firearms in plain sight. Bring your boa constrictor into the dorm. The more your roommate fears being in the room, the less you will deal with his or her complaints. Of course, the single most effective way to be a nightmare is to be a writer. Write columns about them. Practice every bad roommate technique you can, then survey them on which were most irksome. Insist they join you on your latest assignment covering everything from beekeeping clubs to secessionist militia groups. Make them listen to every exasperated sigh you mutter as you type. They will come to loathe hearing you tap away on your keyboard.

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—Laura Thompson is a freshman from Houston majoring in pre-journalism

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‘Tinder’ dating application an indulgent outlet for sexual sorting


’ve had 37 matches today,” said a friend, lifting her grinning face from her smart phone. “That’s not too bad for a first day.” That is when I was introduced to Tinder. Tinder is essentially the straight counterpart of Grindr, a dating application for homosexuals. Both apps are straightforward: create a brief profile that includes an ‘About Me’ and a few photos of yourself. Then it’s time to play. Tinder operates like a slide picture show, where users click a ‘Heart’ if they find a user attractive or an ‘X’ if they do not. A match occurs when a girl and guy mutually ‘heart’ each other. What makes Tinder different from other dating sites is that the dating pool is based on mutual Facebook friends and proximity thanks to the GPS locaters on phones. And it seems as if all of UGA got a Tinder on one hungover Sunday afternoon; with a few flicks of the finger, you might chance upon a profile of a guy from biology lab, a girl your roommate hooked up with or an eager 17-year-old from a nearby high school. These days everyone on Tinder is adrift in a dizzying stream of Heart’s and X’s. But I would bet money that, if asked, everyone would pass off their Tinder presence as a joke. No one takes Tinder seriously because dating sites, regardless of their growing popularity, are stigmatized as embarrassing. My girl friends who got Tinder did so as a joke. Yet within a few days they were boasting

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about their chats with football players and giving each guy a calculated yes or no. One time I naïvely got on a friend’s Tinder and began choosing ‘Heart’ or ‘X’ at random. Within seconds she lurched for her phone saying, “But that might be someone I know! What if they’re not cute!” Tinder is not a legitimate avenue for dating or hookups — no one I know has actually met up with a match. Rather, Tinder indulges our secret desire to know who finds us attractive without risk of rejection. And that's fine. If a few matches and a couple chats make the zit on your chin feel less noticeable or the Christmas pounds less damaging, I find no harm in Tinder. However, I will still laugh at the bathroom selfie you posted. —Allison Skinner is a sophomore from Athens majoring in public and international affairs

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U.S. must shoot for moon, recommit to space


resident John F. Kennedy once said, “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” The space race seemed hard then, but when Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon in 1969, anything seemed possible. On Jan. 16, 2003, I remember going to school and walking into my third grade class to find the television on: a space shuttle, the Columbia, was taking off! In the last few seconds before it lifted off, my class rushed outside and hurried to the back of the school with a couple of other classes to try to spot the Columbia. I grew up in Camden County, the most southeastern county in the state of Georgia. Camden is right against the Florida border, and the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral is

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about three hours away, so I grew up being able to see space shuttles from my back yard if it was a clear day or at least an orange streak of a shuttle’s exhaust on a clear night. We went outside that morning after hearing lift-off at 9:39 a.m. and started searching the sky to the south. Eventually, we saw the Columbia and its white tail behind it. I remember us cheering and waving at it so the crew might “see” us. That Saturday morning, Feb. 1, I came home to terrible news: the Columbia had not made it home — it and its seven passengers had been destroyed. I was dis-

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ou must leave your friends behind. It’s Thursday. Today you have four classes — that’s six hours on campus — and you’re tired, trying to find 10 spare minutes to run by Jittery Joe’s because you stayed up into the wee hours finishing an essay. But it’s not this week you’re worried about, it’s next week. That’s when all your tests converge, when you’ll need to adopt the Uberman sleep cycle. But never mind that; you’ll deal with next week when it comes. It’s Thursday, and after classes you have a club meeting and then dinner downtown with the exec board. Tomorrow you’ll go to a friend of a friend’s birthday party, only dropping by, mind you, and then off to your best friend’s 21st. On Saturday, brunch with an acquaintance followed by a matinee show, and then another birthday to wrap it all up. Sunday your parents are coming to see you, and you’ll be spending the day with them. You’re thinking about all this on Thursday when suddenly you feel a hand on your shoulder. Turning around, you find it’s someone you know, and he says, “Hey, I’m planning a gettogether at my place tonight before we all head downtown. We haven’t seen you in forever, want to come?” You find an unusual glimmer of sincerity in your friend’s words. Of all your hosts, this one seems to genuinely care for your presence, so you tell him, “Yeah, I’ll be there.”

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And now you’re booked. Completely. Life gets hectic. Aside from managing schoolwork, the worst thing about your busy schedule is that it leaves no time for yourself. Part of the problem is your friends. We live in a bubble of around 30,000 people our age and we have tons of friends, which is a good thing. Sometimes, though, this massive list of acquaintances can become inconvenient. It stems from the fact that we are nice people; we are courteous, congenial and concerned. We like our friends and honor those relationships. The darker side of the issue arises from someplace halfway between anxiety and fear. We feel a social obligation, even to people we might not know very well, so we think we need to... attend. How much of own lives are obliterated because of this strange compulsion? This semester, half of my friends are studying for the MCAT, including my roommate (if all goes well, I might know a doctor in every state in the distant future). But what’s been happening with my roommate — what he’s been really badgered over — is that he often refuses to

leave the house. It sounds unhealthy, but I’m starting to find his choice more and more acceptable, to some degree. My roommate’s case is extreme, but maybe the MCAT should consume your social life. His is a case that makes a good point in an odd way. When we are pressured by too many social obligations, we lose time to do the things we really want to do. I’m talking about other things: studying for the MCAT is probably not what we really want to do. I’m talking about a hobby, an interest, a passion, even time to just veg. I’m talking about refusing an invitation every now and again to do something else that is completely unproductive. It still sounds like an introvert’s argument. If hanging out with friends, acquaintances or long-time buddies is what you really want, that’s absolutely fine. This is definitely not a universal dilemma. But I remember a time when it used to loom over me. Freshman year it seemed like everyone was going to everything. Now, as the college years have rolled by, I see more and more of my friends making a choice. I’m not telling you to be a flaky friend — just a friend who looks out for himself, too. —Luben Raytchev is a junior from Marietta majoring in biology and English

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the course of the year — not only in gas, but also in on-campus parking. It is for similar reasons that I strive to “save energy” or “conserve water” in my apartment by turning off the lights when I am not in the room, keeping the air conditioning and heater off when they are not necessary and ensuring that none of my faucets leak. The crippling flaw in the environmentalist movement is its lack of ego. It speaks about the “good of the planet” or the “good of the environment” without taking into account whether its measures are harmful to man’s own interests. And they usually are. Recognizing that Americans will not lightly give up those things which have brought immense value to their lives — fossil fuels, for example — many in the environmental movement have sought taxes and regulations on various products to make them expensive in relation to “environmentally friendly” products. “Who cares if our standard of living goes down a bit? It’s for the good of the environment!” I care. Moreover, I don’t care about the delta smelt’s environment or quality of life. I care about my environment, and the quality of my own life. —Brian Underwood is a junior from Evans majoring in history and political science

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NASA internship finds home at UGA By Lauren McDonald @laurenmcdonald2 The University of Georgia will be the second university in the United States to host DEVELOP, an internship program from NASA. In the program, students will be given the opportunity to learn how to use NASA satellite data and technology. This summer, students from all over the world will be coming to UGA to participate in this 10-week program. “Now that we’ve officially been approved as a site, we are allowed to submit proposals to the DEVELOP program to fund students, so individual faculty can submit proposals from UGA to the DEVELOP program,” said Thomas Mote, professor and head of the geography department. Mote is also a scientist for one of the upcoming DEVELOP projects. The program is being administered through the geography department at UGA, where the internship will be hosted. Steve PadgettVasquez, a doctoral student in geography from Honduras, who participated in an internship in 2010, is working as center lead for the DEVELOP program for UGA. “DEVELOP is a dual-capacity building program. We have a training and internship opportunity for students, so they can learn how to use NASA data sets along with other professional development opportunities. We also partner the projects that we have with local organizations and institutions, so they get to benefit from it,” Padgett-Vasquez said. “I serve as a liaison between students, pro

Student participating in DEVELOP will learn to use NASA satellite data and technology. Courtesy fessors, mentors and partners.” DEVELOP has a dozen sites across North America, with St. Louis University as the only other college to host a site on its campus. Most of the sites are at NASA facilities. “A lot of the work, because it’s supported by NASA, will involve satellite imagery to address problems in Earth science, but there will also be field components. We’ve had people propose projects that would potentially take them abroad even,” Mote said. Binita KC, a doctoral student in geography from Nepal, has participated in two DEVELOP internships — one in summer and another in fall of 2012. “We had the chance to go to NASA headquarters. I got to meet Charles Bolden, the head of NASA,” KC said. “It’s a great opportunity for networking.” Approximately 300 to 350 students participate in DEVELOP internships each year. “We are confident that the collaboration

between DEVELOP and UGA will be a tremendous success for the interns and endusers,” said Michael Ru i z , N A S A’ s DEVELOP Program Manager. The internship is available to graduate students, undergraduates and even high school students. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. “I’m hoping that having the site at UGA will not just attract students from outside UGA who otherwise might not be here, but will also give UGA students the opportunity to go elsewhere to other DEVELOP sites,” Mote said. “The opportunity’s been there all along, but it’s probably not something they were aware of, so perhaps having our own site here will make students aware of not just our opportunities at UGA, but also at other NASA sites.” For more information on DEVELOP, students can visit http:// .

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Student gives hugs to fundraise mission trip BY AEPRIL SMITH The Red & Black Mary Grace Sexton has always aspired to be like Mother Teresa, and one hug at a time the first year psychology and sociology major from Cumming, is getting closer to her dream of emulating her idol. “I’ve always been inspired by Mother Teresa and her work in Calcutta, so since I was little I’ve always wanted to go,” Sexton said. “I always wanted to be a saint, and Mother Teresa was ... the best example of that.” T h r o u g h Adventures in Missions, a company that sends people to do missionary work, Sexton was given the opportunity to make her dream a reality. But this dream had a $5,150 price tag. That’s where the hugging came into play. “I just came up with the idea one day,” Sexton said. “I was just sitting around and thinking of possible ways to fundraise and then I thought, ‘Well, I love to hug people, so I’ll just walk around with a sign advertising hugs and if people want to give me money they can, but I also give people free hugs.” Since Dec. 20, 2012, Sexton has raised over $1,000 for her trip. The people that know Sexton weren’t surprised by this unorthodox method. “It’s at a point where Mary Grace never ceases to amaze me, but at the same time it doesn’t surprise me because she has that personality,” said Taylor McWhorter, a first year exercise science major and friend of Sexton’s. “It’s hard to put into words how amazing she is and how good she is at loving people.” With still a little

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cause so far, and they are still fundraising. For Sexton it’s not about the money, but the cause she believes God is calling her to adopt. “Every time a person gives me a hug they become part of that chain of hugs that’s going to be given to a person in Calcutta,” she said. “I will go to the ends of the earth, if that’s what I’m supposed to do, I’ll hug for the rest of my life for a dollar if that means I get to go love people who have never been loved before.”

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MOREHEAD: HOPE Scholarship, faculty hiring key initiatives for president-elect ➤ From Page 1 And that is an issue that I will continue to confront and address going forward. I think in these economic times you need to demonstrate a belief in a lean machine that gets the job of the University done with as few layers of bureaucracy as possible.” He hopes to create funds for practical things that will enhance the academic experience on campus: scholarships. “My goal will be to raise the private resources to supplement the HOPE scholarship,” he said. “As president of the University of Georgia, I need to be about the task of looking for opportunities to find private donors who will support both our need-based scholarship needs and also our merit scholarships.” Faculty hiring initiatives are also essential because faculty attract students, he said. “Retaining and recruiting quality faculty is high on my list,” Morehead said. “Great faculty bring you great students.” Huckaby said HOPE has had impact in attracting students as well, and that it will always be around. “First, the HOPE scholarship will always be there at some level, assuming the lottery just doesn’t go away, so it’s just a matter of what that level would be,” he said. “My guess is that

at some point it will probably be capped at a certain level.” Morehead wants to engage faculty more actively in UGA’s land grant mission of statewide responsibility. “As a land grant institution, it’s particularly important that the things that we do are benefiting the people of this state,” he said. “What I want to see happen is making sure that everyone on the faculty or staff at the University of Georgia is always thinking about how we are serving the people of this state.” Morehead wants to continue the “good” relationship between athletics and academics, too. Many questions were raised during the press conference about this relationship. Current President Michael Adams said at this year’s State of the University address that academics should always supersede athletics. “The academic establishment has to control the athletic establishment, not the other way around,” Adams said. Morehead said he thinks UGA is on the right track. “I believe that the academics drive any great university and I’m pleased to say at the University of Georgia we have a very good relationship [with athletics],” Morehead said. “I think it’s the kind of relationship that’s good for athletics and good for academics.”

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dent of external affairs. “I’ve got four openings to fill for deanships in the Grady College, the School of Public and International Affairs, the College of Engineering and the Terry College of Business,” he said. “And soon, the Vice President of Student Affairs when Dr. Rodney Bennett is named president of the University of Southern Mississippi shortly. I’ll have plenty to do on my schedule over the next five months.”


interview each other for 40 minutes. The interview is recorded, archived and each participant receives a digital download of the interview, along with photographs from the interview. “The goal is to be able to extend our program and service to the community, highlight oral history, be able to give back to the community and to continue to record the social history of our community so future generations will have contacts and personal perspectives on which to understand things,” said Chris Lopez, the lead oral history and media archivist for the library. The previous program, which occurred in October, allowed participants to record anything about their personal history. Dink NeSmith, chairman of University of Georgia System Board of

Regents and president of Community Newspapers, Inc. took his mother on her 88th birthday. With the new themed program in February, the library hopes to have an increase in student involvement. “We want to get as broad cross-section of the community as we can,” Lopez said. “There isn’t one story that is more valuable than another. It’s outreach to everyone. The broader perspective we can get the better.” The program is hosting six slots, for six sets of partners, so the program can fit into one work day. “Most people have a love story. Valentine’s is a time of expressing an extra portion of love,” NeSmith said.

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Past hires by future president BY Cailin O'Brien @cailinob18 As far as hiring deans go, the president-elect of the University of Georgia has decided not to change a thing. Jere Morehead made it clear he would continue searching for candidates for dean positions in UGA in the same way that he had in his role as provost. “I think with any dean you want someone who’s a good leader, who listens, who is responsive to the needs of the faculty and students,” he said. “I would just tell you to look at the three deans that I have appointed as provost and I think you’ll get a pretty good idea of the kinds of individuals that I believe can lead schools and colleges.” Since he assumed the role on Jan. 1, 2010, Morehead has appointed deans to the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. College of Family and Consumer Sciences — Dean Linda Kirk Fox A little over a year as provost, Morehead appointed his first dean. He selected Linda Kirk Fox from Washington State University in March 2011. She officially assumed the position in early July 2011. The position had been left vacant when Laura Jolly was appointed to the role of vice president for instruction in September 2010. But Morehead wasn’t just hiring a dean when he picked Fox to head the college. In her role as dean, Jolly was also associate director of the Georgia Cooperative Extension and associate director of the Georgia A g r i c u l t u r a l Experiment Stations. Morehead needed to choose a candidate that could also fulfill these two obligations. Fox, former associate dean and professor in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at WSU, had previously served as a faculty member and extension specialist at the University of Idaho and spent three years serving as a director of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences around the turn of the new millennium. Franklin College of Arts and Sciences — Alan T. Dorsey One year after hiring Fox, Morehead found himself short a dean again. By the time UGA began considering Alan T. Dorsey for the position of dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, he had accrued 25 years of experience in higher education, according to the Franklin Chronicles newsletters. Dorsey worked as Associate Dean for natural sciences and mathematics at the University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2009 until 2012 and served as a fellow and member of the SEC Academic Consortium’s Academic L e a d e r s h i p Development Program. When Morehead appointed him to his role at UGA in March 2012, Dorsey said he intended to place an emphasis on helping his faculty stay competitive, according to the Franklin Chronicles press release. He said he believed a competitive faculty would garner further research

With three deans and one vice president leaving the University of Georgia this year, President-Elect Jere Morehead (center) said he plans to fill the four vacancies by the same process which he used in executive faculty searches while he was provost. EVAN STICHLER/Staff grants from federal foundations and agencies. College of Education — Craig H. Kennedy When Morehead announced Craig H. Kennedy as the new dean of the College of Education in November 2012, he hired another dean interested in research and notability within his college. “My goals for the College of Education are to increase its research activity, to look at new ways of training professionals in communication and human services and to increase our visibility in the state and nationally,” Kennedy told The Red & Black. Kennedy assumed his position Jan. 1. Already, he has taken steps toward his goals to show off his college. Kennedy said he plans to highlight “cool things” the College of Education has been doing, such as partnering with the College of Public Health and 11 other colleges in January 2012, to work on UGA’s Obesity Initiative. Kennedy said he is sure Morehead’s election will prove beneficial to the direction he envisions the College of Education heading in. “When I was interviewing for the position and discussing what was my vision for the College of Education, I outlined those areas for Morehead,” he said. “And he was 100 percent behind them and felt that those were really important directions that the College of Education needed to go.” Kennedy began his academic career at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as an associate professor of special education, according to a College of Education bio. He then moved on to become an associate professor in both the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Before coming to UGA, Kennedy worked as Senior Associate Dean at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. He also worked as a professor of special education and pediatrics there and served as chair of the Special Education Department from 2007 until 2009. But even with his diverse resume, Kennedy said he was impressed with the way Provost Morehead and UGA handled his hire. “I thought the process for recruiting a new dean was exceptional and as good as any university in the country is doing,” he said. “President-Elect Morehead has put together a very, very impressive system.” The talent within the search committee Morehead assembled to hire executive faculty members made the process so impressive, Kennedy said. “What makes it good is that the staff the University has to manage its executive searches is really talented and really experienced,” he said. “As a candidate, they can answer your questions about the University and the community and provide you with all the information you need very, very quickly.”

deans hired by morehead Linda Kirk Fox Current position: College of Family and Consumer Sciences dean Date chosen: May 23, 2011 Former position: Dean and professor in College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences FOX Former school: Washington State University Reason for hire: “She has the background and vision to provide excellent leadership,” Morehead said. Alan T. Dorsey Current position: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences dean Date chosen: March 19, 2012 Former position: Associate dean for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics DORSEY Former school: University of Florida Reason for hire: “His considerable experience as a faculty member, researcher and administrator made him an excellent choice for this important position,” Morehead said. Craig H. Kennedy Current position: College of Education dean Date chosen: Nov. 8, 2012 Former position: Associate dean for research at Peabody College Former school: Vanderbilt University KENNEDY Reason for hire: “Dr. Kennedy has the skills and experience to take the [College of Education] and its research enterprise to an even higher level of prominence,” Morehead said.

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and in the Terry College of Business. The vice president of student affairs position will also need to be filled once the University of Southern Mississippi names Rodney Bennett as their new president. Morehead said that hiring well-rounded, innovative new executive members would remain a priority. “It’s a priority because great deans attract and retain great faculty and students,” he said. “In the end, that’s what we’re all about here is to make sure our students have the greatest education possible.”

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UGA hosts SEC sustainability symposium BY Jeanette Kazmierczak @sciencekaz The University of Georgia will host the inaugural SEC Symposium this weekend. The topic is the Southeast’s impact on the future of renewable energy and the participants are the 14 universities of the SEC — as supported by the conference's new academic initiative, SECU. “The whole concept behind this is that 14 SEC institutions don’t really talk to each other enough,” said Robert Scott, associate vice president for research and chair of the local organizing committee. For some of the students attending the conference, it’s about school pride as well. “I’ve done research in the microbiology department working with engineering the bacteria that produce biofuels,” said Travis Fetchko, a senior biochemistry major from Stevensville, Mont., and a University Scholar to the symposium. “I’m always first in line to go in every football game so, if I can, I want to repre-

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UGA researchers work to shine warmer light on future of LEDs BY BRAD MANNION @madbrannion For three years, scientists at the University of Georgia have been working on a material to create a warm, white light produced by light emitting diodes, or LEDs. As a result of work by Xufan Li, a doctoral student earning his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, Zhengwei Pan, an assistant professor of physics and engineering and the help of other collaborators, this goal has been reached. The team created the first single phosphor — the substance that emits light — to combine bluelight LED with the phos-

phor to generate a warm white light, which is pleasant to the human eye. Traditional indoor lighting techniques are less energy-efficient, less compact, not as longlasting and more environmentally harmful than standard LEDs. Despite a lesser efficiency than LEDs on the market, Li said this is the only discovery of its kind, and that no other LED technique compares with this recent innovation. “What we want people to know is that we are the first to do something like this,” Li said.

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The University of Georgia will host the inaugural SEC Symposium in Atlanta this weekend. The symposium’s topic is renewable energy. EVAN STICHLER/Staff sent us amongst other SEC schools on an academic level.” The SECU decided each of the 14 member institutions would select two university ambassadors for representation — how they were chosen was left to the individual school’s discretion. Besides the ambassadors, UGA will also send 10 University Scholars, who submitted applications and were selected jointly by

the OVPR and the Office of Sustainability, and are sponsored by the Bioenergy Systems Research Institute. “We helped to put together those competitions to select bright, talented UGA students to represent the university at the symposium,” said Kevin Kirsche, director of the Office of Sustainability. Any undergraduate was eligible to apply for both an ambassador and schol-

ar position, Kirsche said, as long as they had a 3.0 GPA and showed interest in renewable energy. “We were very pleased with the response, and it confirmed what we already knew — that there are a lot of really impressive, talented and engaged undergraduate students at UGA,” Kirsche said.

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Mental health discussion requires patience, encouragement BY JEANETTE KAZMIERCZAK @sciencekaz It can be hard to know how to start a discussion about mental health, but the important part is that it gets started. “The most important thing to realize is that it’s better to say something and be wrong than to not say anything and to wish you had,” said Gayle Robbins, director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services at the University Health Center. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of all adults in the United States have struggled with mental illness at some point in their lives — whether they’ve been treated or not depends on if they or someone close to them spoke up about their situation. Many people don’t get treated because of the stigma surrounding mental illness, Robbins said. They also may not recognize the change in their own behavior. Step One: Say something to someone How well you know the person might determine how far you go in getting involved,

It is difficult to talk about mental illness concerns, but it remains important to start the conversation, said Gayle Robbins (not pictured), director of CAPS at the University Health Center. photo illustration by dAMIEN SALAS Robbins said. If it’s a classmate, you might speak to the teacher about the situation, or if it’s an acquaintance, you might speak to one of their closer friends. If it’s a roommate you don’t know well, Resident Assistants might be able to offer advice as well. “We have about 7,500 students in our 21

halls. It’s impossible for us to be in every room at every minute of the day, so we need everyone’s help,” said Rick Gibson, director of residential programs and services. “If they show that concern, unfortunately it may upset the roommate. That’s why you go talk to the RA.”

Step Two: Normalize the situation If it’s someone you know better, like a friend or a roommate, a good start is to “normalize” what might be an overwhelming situation by letting them know many people face these sorts of challenges, Robbins said.

For example, the Jed Foundation, which promotes mental health and suicide prevention, says half of all college students say that at some point they have been so depressed they haven’t been able to function, do work or socialize. Step Three: Offer help getting help “So once you’ve normalized it, say ‘I’m kind of worried about you and I’d like to get you some support. Would you be willing to go over to CAPS, would you be willing to call CAPS? I’ll help you with it. I’ll make the call and hand the phone off to you to make the appointment,’” Robbins said. She said for many people who feel isolated, just knowing that someone cares about them is enough to get them talking or willing to get help. Step Four: What to do afterwards How involved a roommate or friend should be after someone starts getting treated depends on the situation. “It’s okay to ask, ‘Can I ask you how it went? And know that I’m here to talk to about it if you want. I’d love to know how I can support you,’” Robbins said. “Now, some people’s boundaries don’t want that level of support and in that case it’s OK to say ‘I’m glad that you


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went and I hope it went well.’” Friends should remember to be patient and encouraging as people start treatment because it may take a while to find the right one, said Jessica Parker, the chapter president of Active Minds, a student organization dedicated to the mental health discussion. “Not everything works for everyone, so they may go through a period of trial where they try different medications, try different therapies and an important aspect for the friend in that part would be to remain in contact with them while they’re going through this,” Parker said. Robbins said many students worry that, after they’ve been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, people will be afraid of them. Many students feel ashamed. Step Five: Remember you can’t be a doctor but you can be a friend It’s important to remember that it’s not your job to provide a diagnosis or counseling to someone, Gibson said. The training undergraduate housing workers receive reflects that. “I don’t want an RA to feel like we’re putting them in a situation that is going to get them in over their head,” he said. “So the reason we train them is to basically be aware of your environment. Know your residents, get comfortable with who everyone is and if you’re gut’s telling you that something’s not right, your job is to consult us.” Robbins said it was important to remember not to promise confidentiality when trying to help someone. “But the bottom line,” she said “is to say something around, ‘I’m concerned about you, I care about you, I want to get you the support that I think you might need. I’m not sure what that is but I want you to know that I’m going to keep what you say private if I can. If I need some assistance I might call someone just to ask them what they would suggest I do.’” Parker said while it was important to ask if there is anything you can do for the person to help them with getting to treatment, it shouldn’t be the only thing you talk about because it can make the other person feel disempowered. “If you went to the movies occasionally, then you should continue to do that. If you are going to the store, then maybe invite them,” she said. Step Six: Everyone’s physical safety comes first If you ever feel like you or the person in question is physically in danger, you should certainly call the police. But the police are not automatically involved in every case — which Robbins said is a common assumption. “We will only get the police involved if we’re worried about someone’s safety,” she said. In short, the best thing to do, as with any ailment, is to speak up and get help. “The best thing to do to is to get the condition treated early,” Robbins said. “And if you can prevent it by catching it when you’re still in that I feel yucky and irritable stage, that’s even better. Because that’s like the diabetic who realizes that their blood sugar’s going up and down and they just need to adjust their diet.”

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Though Georgia entered recruiting’s final stretch with a number of uncommitted recruits still considering a college career in Athens, perhaps the biggest surprise for the Bulldogs was that there were no surprises on National Signing Day. Georgia did manage to pick up new commitments from North Gwinnett offensive tackle DeVondre Seymour and Chamblee defensive end Davin Bellamy on Wednesday, both considered four-star players by most major scouting services. All 17 prior verbal commitments also signed and faxed their letters of intent to the Georgia Athletic Department. Even so, the Bulldogs were left wanting more as they watched top prospects Laremy Tunsil, Montravius Adams and Alvin Kamara take their talents elsewhere. The reaction from fans was generally negative, but Georgia head coach Mark Richt remained optimistic. “I really don’t get too caught up in [recruiting rankings],” Richt said. “As far as I’m concerned, we’ve got the No. 1 class in America. We took care of business in the areas we needed, and we’re going to develop these guys into a

great football team.” A major concern for recruits who were considering Georgia was the future of defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who is linked to job offerings from the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints in multiple reports. Grantham, however, stressed the importance of on-field production over perceived recruiting success. “I told guys I fully expect to be here,” he said. “It’s more than just a one-time splash from a Signing Day. I think it’s more important what you do on the field and [getting] wins. The bottom line is that you need to win ball games, and these guys help us do that.” Richt emphasized the importance of both assembling a large number of recruits this year — Georgia’s 2013 class currently sits at 32 signed players — and ensuring that players at every position are taken into account. “We knew a large number of players were going to leave for the draft. It wasn’t like the day it happened it just caught us by surprise. [It’s tough] anytime you lose guys that play significant playing time and have a lot of production,” Richt said. “We signed players at just about every position across the board. Every single year, there are needs we need to fill at every single position. The fun part is just to look around and get a flavor of what their skill sets are.” Quarterback Brice Ramsey, one of 13 Georgia commits to enroll early this January, was pleased with the recruiting class. See SIGNING, Page 14
















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DC Todd Grantham mum about links to Eagles, Saints jobs BY YOUSEF BAIG @YousefBaig During the media session with Georgia’s coaches on National Signing Day, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham would not confirm nor outright deny any plans to move

on to the NFL. “Right now I’m the defensive coordinator of the University of Georgia and I’m looking forward to coaching these guys,” Grantham said. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that he was sched-

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uled to interview for the same position on the New Orleans Saints’ staff on Thursday, and former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan would be interviewing on Friday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter cited league sources saying that the Saints intend to hire Ryan despite the reports from earlier in the week. “I know a lot of people, I get a lot of inquiries all the time and there’s no way I’m going to comment on any particular one because if I did, I couldn’t do my job [here at Georgia],” Grantham said. Regardless of whether he is being used as leverage in the Saints organization or not, the defensive coordinator position is still vacant in Philadelphia. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly stated serious interest in Grantham after he was hired in the City of Brotherly Love, and may still be a target. Grantham’s contract requires him to inform Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity of employment offers or meetings requests for possible employment opportunities before he engages in any type of substantive discussions. “I have a good job now, I enjoy my job, I

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been talked about with the Saints and Eagles vacancies, but he won't say if he's leaving. shanda crowe/Staff understand my contractual obligations if I felt I needed to do something,” he said. “Right now I fully expect to be here, and we’ll just have to play it from there.” Georgia’s defensive signal-caller said he’s looking out for the best interests of his family, and at the moment, those interests lie in Athens. “My family loves it and I love it and I fully expect to be here,” he said. “As coaches, as things come up, you’re always going to say, ‘Hey, what’s best for your family,’ and see what happens. Nothing’s come up for me from the standpoint that I feel like I have to contractually say something. This is a good place, I’ve got a good

job and I look forward to coaching these guys.” His job status at Georgia had implications in some of the defensive recruits the Bulldogs were able to land on Wednesday. According to reports, defensive end Davin Bellamy from Chamblee may have gone elsewhere had Grantham been NFL bound. Whenever the question was brought up on the recruiting trail, Grantham said he focused more on expressing opportunities to be had if they chose to bring their talents to Athens. “If guys asked, I basically stated the things I said before about the type of place this is and what I think

we can do here and those kinds of things,” he said. “Other than that, it really didn’t come up with a lot of different guys.” Head coach Mark Richt said he fields interview requests for guys on his staff almost every offseason, and always takes the inquiries as a compliment. “I know that we’ve got some great coaches on our staff,” Richt said. “Every single offseason somebody’s calling me about somebody. That’s just the way it works, and I think it’s a good sign. It means you’ve got some pretty good darn coaches that people think a lot of.”

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Bellamy chooses Georgia over Oregon, Tennessee Davin Bellamy, a defensive end/outside linebacker prospect from Chamblee, committed and signed to the University of Georgia Wednesday morning during a ceremony at Chamblee High School. His signing made him the Bulldogs’ 32nd commit. ESPN rates Bellmay as a fourstar and the 25th-best defensive end in the nation.

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The 6-foot-5, 235-pound pass rusher’s finalists were Georgia, Oregon and Tennessee. Bellamy officially visited Athens on Jan. 25 and had his inhome visit from head coach Mark Richt and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham on Jan. 28. Georgia had late competition from Oregon, where he visited on Feb. 1 after being offered by the Ducks on Jan. 29.

Despite being injured for much of his senior season, Bellamy totaled 30 tackles including nine tackles for loss for Chamblee. Bellamy had formerly been committed to Florida State. —Cy Brown

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“I’m happy with everyone here,” Ramsey said. “The other kids we had that we thought we were going to get – at the end of the day it’s their decision. We’re not spending [their time] at the University for them for four years. They’ve got to make the best decisions for them.” But Ramsey especially understood fan disappointment after the team lost players he had personally recruited to join him in Athens. One of those recruits was Tunsil, who had reportedly informed Ramsey via Instragram that he would be committing to Georgia. “I heard some things [regarding commitments] from other people, like personally I heard it out of their mouths. But at the end of the day it comes down to the wire and they do what’s best for them,” he said. “[Tunsil] is from the same area as me. We all said we wanted to play together, but obviously we went different ways. We had [running back] Derrick [Green] committed, who lives ten minutes from me back home. But if that’s the best decision for them, then I’m all for it.” Fellow early enroll-

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Georgia's recruiting class ended with 32 commitments, with 13 early enrollees, like Reggie Wilkerson (right). shanda crowe/Staff ee Tramel Terry, who is projected to play receiver for the Bulldogs once he recovers from his ACL tear, was less concerned with the players Georgia failed to sign. “Those guys are going to do what they want to do. I know I came here because Georgia does it the right way,” Terry said. “I think we’re the type of class that’s going to help Georgia win a national championship eventually, hopefully it’s this year. I feel like we’re going to be one of the greatest classes at Georgia.” Richt insisted that even though Signing Day might not have

gone exactly as planned for his program, he was still satisfied with the ultimate makeup of the 2013 recruiting class. “I really don’t have any disappointments right now,” he said. “Once signing day hits, we’re going to be excited about everybody we sign, which I am, and that’s all we’re really going to concentrate on. It’s our job now for everybody to get to work. We are thrilled about how we know they’re going to contribute to our football team. Today is a celebration for Georgia football.”

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Offensive tackle DeVondre Seymour signs letter of intent with Georgia over Auburn Georgia picked up its first big addition of National Signing Day in the form of offensive tackle DeVondre Seymour. Seymour, a fourstar prospect out of North Gwinnett High School, officially signed his letter of intent with the Bulldogs on Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports. He chose Georgia over the rival Auburn Tigers.

At 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, Seymour is a recruit with plenty of potential that gives Georgia the depth it desperately needs at offensive tackle. ESPN ranked him as the 14th-best prospect at his position. The news comes as a mild surprise after head coach Bob Sphire had stated that the talented lineman would not be announcing his decision on Signing Day, citing academic eli-

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Georgia’s 2013 recruiting class is ranked 10th in the nation by ESPN, but many fans are displeased by Georgia’s inability to keep top talent in-state. Of ESPN’s top-10 players in the state of Georgia, the Bulldogs were only able to sign one player — Sandy Creek cornerback Shaquille Wiggins — while Auburn, Alabama and even Ohio State were able to sign two. Georgia head coach Mark Richt said he thinks this year’s class is great and doesn’t think about recruiting rankings. “We know as coaches we’ve got a great class,” he said. “Somebody invented these rankings. Somebody decided to rank players and make a big deal about it. The reality is what’s going to happen when you hook it up and play versus Clemson.” Richt went as far as to say this year’s recruiting class was the best in the country. “I don’t really get too caught up in [recruiting rankings]. I think every coach in America would say that. We’ve got the number one class in America as far as I’m concerned. In areas that we needed, we got guys who are very, very tal-

ented. They’re excited about being here and we’re going to develop these guys into a great football team.” Even though the Bulldogs were unable to keep almost all of the top-10 talents from Georgia at home, the majority of the class comes from the Peach State. “We actually have 21 guys from the state of Georgia,” Richt said. “People ask that question, how many come from in-state... About two-thirds of our team is from the state of Georgia. That’s how it’s been ever since I’ve been here.” Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham noted the importance of getting players within five hours of Athens onto campus as much as possible. “I think getting kids within a five-hour radius on campus as many times as you can is real equivocal,” he said. “For example, we’ve got a junior day coming up in a week. I think developing a relationship with those guys is critical. I think that growing up and watching the Dogs play is something that’s already in their heart. Among those visiting on the junior day is arguably the state’s top prospect in 2014, Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for Gainesville High School.

Watson, who has long been committed to Clemson, will be joined on campus by a cohort of five of Georgia’s top prospects in 2014, who have all discussed attending the same school. At this time, most of these recruits are believed to be deciding between Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State. “What I think we’ve got to continue to do is cultivate those relationships and make sure we get the best players in the state to come to the University of Georgia,” Grantham said. “Because if we can do that, we can be pretty good.” Offensive line coach Will Friend said not landing some prospects is simply part of the business. “Our job is to go recruit the best players and I we feel like we did it for this class,” he said. “I guess every year you’re going to have guys you get and guys you don’t.” Richt said, despite missing on some prospects, today was a day of “celebration.” “I don’t have an disappointments,” he said. “Today is a day of celebration for Georgia football.”

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Adams follows Rodney Garner to Auburn Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams put an end to his recruiting commotion Wednesday when he announced he was signing with Auburn. Adams made the announcement in the gymnasium at Dooly County High, the school he attended for the past four years. Adams sat in front of the audience alongside his closest friends and family, and finally made it clear where he would be playing football for the next three ADAMS to four years. The hats scattered in front of him consisted of Alabama, Georgia, Auburn and Clemson logos. At the end of the announcement, however, Adams could only wear one. Adams voiced his excitement of signing on to play at Auburn, but he mostly showed his relief at the fact his recruitment process was finally over.

Adams stands at 6-foot 3 and weighs nearly 300 pounds, and will serve as an immediate force at Auburn where former Georgia defensive line coach Rodney Garner recently took a job. Though Georgia seemed to have the upper hand in Adams’ recruitment over the past couple of weeks, it’s now obvious that Adams had ideas of his own. He made his final visit last weekend to Auburn, and it now seems the Tigers made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Adams has tried to please every coach and program throughout this process, but it’s been hard on the 17-year-old. Adams has often been quiet about his decision, but it seems all that will finally come to a close after yesterday's decision.

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Noel Couch returns from thumb injury in impressive fashion BY ELIZABETH GRIMSLEY @AllFlippedOut After missing five meets with a broken thumb, senior Noel Couch was back in the lineup on beam and floor in the Gym Dogs win against the Crimson Tide. “It was great for the

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pair of 9.875s was very exciting for the team and for her as an individual.” Freshman Brandie Jay said that although Couch has still been in the gym every day, “it fuels the fire” having her back in competition. “Just having her in the gym every day being in the supporting role was amazing,” Jay said. “But to have her back competing was even better. She keeps us going.” Couch learned an important lesson while out with her injury. “As much as it may have been frustrating to have an injury, it was also a good lesson for me,” Couch said. “I was able to really look at

Noel Couch returned against Alabama, but is still unable to compete in vault and bars because of the thumb injury. evan stichler/Staff things from a different perspective and learn to take on a new role and be there for my teammates spiritually and

emotionally throughout the meet. It’s the reciprocal ‘I’ve got your back; you’ve got mine.’” Couch didn’t just come back slowly during her first routines, she came back with a bang, not only hitting both sets but posting high scores as well. “She came in, after however many weeks of not doing anything and not being able to put any weight on her hand, and hit her first beam and floor routines out,” junior Cat Hires said. “We were very comfortable on beam and floor. We didn’t have any doubts, and a lot of that was because of Noel and her consistency and her confidence. It fueled us and made us calmer.” Couch is still not 100 percent healthy, as

she has vault and bars to regain before she can say she’s completely recovered. But to be able to come back so easily on any event took a lot of hard work mentally and physically. “I was able to really stay engaged in the gym mentally — just being there for the girls and encouraging them throughout practices — and physically — by doing conditioning workouts that our strength and conditioning coach Josh gave me,” Couch said. “He was great about giving me a plan for the week and helping me stay on top of that."

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Kaylan Earls named SEC Specialist of the Week Junior Kaylan Earls has been named SEC Specialist of the Week. This is the third week in a row that a Gym Dog has received an SEC honor. Freshmen Brandie Jay earned SEC Freshman of the Week award two weeks ago when she posted three scores of 9.85 or higher, including two 9.9s. Brittany Rogers was awarded the same honor last week. Earls scored a career-high 9.95 on the balance beam against Alabama on Saturday and followed up the performance with a 9.875 on floor exercise. “I owe it all to God,” Earls said. “I thank Him for his many blessings and being SEC

Specialist of the Week is just another blessing.” Earls’ 9.95 secured her first ever beam title as well as helped the team to a season best 49.425 total on the event. The last time Georgia gymnasts received SEC honors threestraight weeks was in 2009. The other SEC honorees include SEC Gymnast of the Week Bridget Sloan— the freshman from the University of Florida — and SEC Freshman of the Week Caitlin Atkinson of Auburn. — Elizabeth Grimsley

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UGA president-elect trusts McGarity Unites athletics, academics BY BENJAMIN WOLK @benjaminwolk

Super Bowl XLVII was highlighted by the Harbaugh brothers and a power outage. Also, Dannell Ellerbe (right) won his first Super Bowl. Courtesy Timothy A. Clary


Ellerbe, Ravens take down 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII BY TAYLOR DENMAN The Red & Black A 35-minute power outage in Sunday’s Super Bowl wasn’t enough to prevent Dannell Ellerbe — a former Georgia linebacker — and the Baltimore Ravens from defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. Ellerbe led the Ravens’ defense in tackles on Sunday, accumulating nine total. The win gives Ellerbe his first Super Bowl title in his first appearance in his four-year career in the NFL. Ellerbe will have to pick up the slack left by the retirement of his teammate and fellow inside linebacker Ray Lewis in the Ravens’ 2013 campaign. Ravens’ rookie, and former Georgia defensive end, DeAngelo Tyson also accounted for four tackles in Sunday’s victory. Former Georgia player, and 49er, Demarcus Dobbs was inactive in Sunday’s game. Watson finishes strong in Waste Management Phoenix Open

Insurance Open at Torrey Pines last week with flu-like symptoms, former Georgia golfer Bubba Watson finished 15th in the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona on Sunday. Watson was 15-under for the tournament; his best round was on Sunday when he shot a 7-under (64). Watson had seven birdies and no bogeys in Sunday’s round. Phil Mickelson was the winner in Scottsdale with a score of 28-under. The next PGA event for the reigning Masters champion is the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am beginning on Feb. 7. Isner upset in Davis Cup match Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci upset the world’s 16th-ranked, former Georgia, men’s tennis player John Isner 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Davis Cup in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday. Isner has had knee troubles recently, and struggles in five-set matches. He is 5-9 overall in his career in those mtches.

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Basketball team shows signs of improvement BY YOUSEF BAIG @YousefBaig The Georgia men’s basketball team has saved some of its best play of the year for the most crucial stretch of the season. The Bulldogs (10-11, 4-4 SEC) have moved up to seventh in the conference during this three-game win streak, with its hardest battles already behind them. They are the only team in the Southeastern Conference that has already played No. 2 Florida twice, and as of this week, have no ranked opponents remaining on their schedule. “We’ve played better basketball,” head coach Mark Fox said. “I think there’s still room for this team to improve and grow, but I do think they’ve made progress throughout the year and found some recent success.” A lot of the credit for the latest improvements has to be given to the improved bench play, which has averaged 27.3 points in the last three games. Players not named Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have been reaching double figures as of late, taking some of the weight off the shoulders of the second-leading scorer in the SEC. “I think that we’ve just had guys who have been a little bit more consistent,” Fox said. “In the last two or three games we’ve had a lot of guys make a play or two plays, and so we’ve kind of had some production



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Schedule Opponent Date Time Young Harris EX 11/02 86-52 W Jacksonville 11/09 68-62 W Youngstown State 11/12 68-56 L Southern Miss 11/15 62-60 L 11/19 66-53 L Indiana 11/20 60-56 L UCLA East Tenn. St. 11/23 54-38 W @South Florida 11/30 64-53 L @Georgia Tech 12/04 60-50 L Iona 12/15 81-78 L Mercer 12/18 58-49 W Southern Cal 12/22 64-56 W Florida A&M 12/29 82-73 W George Washington 1/04 52-41 W 1/09 77-44 L @ Florida 1/12 72-61 L Miss. St. @Missouri 1/16 79-62 L LSU 1/19 67-58 W Florida 1/23 64-47 L @Texas A&M 1/26 59-52 W Auburn 1/30 57-49 W @South Carolina 2/02 67-56 W 2/06 8 p.m. @ Tennessee Texas A&M 2/09 5 p.m. 2/12 9 p.m. Alabama 2/16 8 p.m. @ Ole Miss @ Arkansas 2/21 7 p.m. South Carolina 2/23 2 p.m. @ Vanderbilt 2/27 9 p.m. Tennessee 3/02 1:45 p.m. Kentucky 3/07 7 p.m. @ Alabama 3/09 4 p.m.

Kaylan Earls Schedule Opponent Date Results Oklahoma 1/5 L @Arkansas 1/11 W Auburn 1/18 W Stanford 1/21 W Metroplex Challenge1/26 (featuring LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Washington in Ft. Worth, Texas) 4th Alabama 2/2 W @Kentucky 2/8 7 p.m. Florida 2/16 4 p.m. @ Missouri 2/22 7:30 p.m. @LSU 3/1 8 p.m. Utah 3/9 6 p.m. @N.C. State 3/17 1 p.m.

Gym Dogs vs. Alabama Team Results 1. Georgia – 197.500 (Vault – 49.475, Bars – 49.275, Beam – 49.425, Floor – 49.325) 2. Alabama – 196.950 (Vault – 49.375, Bars – 48.950, Beam – 49.150, Floor – 49.475) Top Individual Performances Vault: Brandie Jay (9.950) Bars: Chelsea Davis (9.925) Beam: Kaylan Earls (9.950) Floor: Brandie Jay (9.900)

NCAA Rankings 1. Florida 2. Oklahoma 3. Michigan 4. UCLA 5. Alabama 6. Georgia 7. Utah 8. LSU 9. Nebraska 10. Stanford 11. Denver 12. Oregon State T13. Minnesota T13. Arizona 15. Auburn

Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drives to the basket against Auburn's Chris Denson during the Bulldogs 57-49 win over the Tigers last week at Stegeman Coliseum. EVAN STICHLER/Staff


MEN'S TENNIS Player of the Week

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1. Indiana (58) 2. Florida (7) 3. Michigan 4. Duke 5. Kansas 6. Gonzaga 7. Arizona 8. Miami (Fla.) 9. Syracuse 10. Ohio State 11. Louisville 12. Michigan State 13. Kansas State 14. Butler 15. New Mexico 16. Creighton 17. Cincinnati 18. Minnesota 19. Oregon 20. Georgetown 21. Missouri 22. Oklahoma State 23. Pittsburgh 24. Marquette 25. Notre Dame

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Shaunae Miller Schedule INDOOR SEASON 01/19 Auburn Invitational Birmingham, Ala. 10 a.m. 01/25 Razorback Invitational Fayetteville, Ark. 2 p.m. 01/26 Razorback Invitational Fayetteville, Ark. M-4th (63), W-5th (78) 02/01 Akron Invitational Akron, Ohio 5 p.m. 02/02 Akron Invitational Akron, Ohio 5 p.m. 02/08 Husky Classic Seattle, Wash. 2 p.m. Virginia Tech Elite Blacksburgh, Va. 5 p.m. 02/09 Husky Classic Seattle, Wash. 2 p.m. Virginia Tech Elite Blacksburgh, Va. 5 p.m. 02/22-24 SEC Championship Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m. 03/02 NCAA Qualifier TBD TBA 03/08 NCAA Championships Fayetteville, Ark. 12 p.m. 03/09 NCAA Championships Fayetteville, Ark. 12 p.m.

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Women's NCAA Rankings 1. Southern California 2. Stanford 3. Auburn 4. Tennessee 5. Arizona 6. Georgia 7. California 8. Florida 9. Texas A&M 10. Texas

01/18 - 21 National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. All Day 1/25 vs. Vanderbilt 4-3 W 01/26 vs. VCU 5-1 W 01/31 vs. Clemson 6-0 W 02/03 @ Ohio State 5-2 L 02/08/13 @ Georgia Tech 4 p.m. 02/15-18 ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash. TBA 02/24 vs. Furman 1 p.m. 02/25 vs. ETSU 2:30 p.m. 03/01 vs. Tennessee 2:30 p.m. 03/04 vs. William & Mary 2:30 p.m. 03/08 @ Ole Miss TBA 03/10 @ Miss. State 2 p.m. 03/15 vs. Florida 2:30 p.m. 03/17 vs. South Carolina 1 p.m. 03/22 @ Vanderbilt 3 p.m. 03/24 @ Kentucky 1 p.m.

01/18 - 20 Georgia Invitational . All Day 01/27 vs. Columbia 4-1 W 01/28 vs. Georgia State 7-0 W 5-2 W 02/02 @ Clemson 02/08-11 ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. TBA 02/23 vs. Georgia Tech Noon 03/02 @ Tennessee Noon 03/08 vs. Ole Miss 4 p.m. 03/10 vs. Mississippi State 1 p.m. 03/12 vs. Notre Dame 1 p.m. 03/15 @ Florida 5 p.m. 03/17 @ South Carolina 1:30 p.m. 03/22 vs. Vanderbilt 4 p.m. 03/24 vs. Kentucky 1 p.m. 03/29 @ Missouri 6 p.m. 03/31 @ Texas A&M Noon 04/05 vs. LSU 4 p.m.

NCAA Rankings

NCAA Rankings

1. Virginia 2. Southern California 3. UCLA 4. Ohio State 5. Duke 6. Georgia  7. Pepperdine  8. Oklahoma  9. Kentucky  10. Mississippi State 11. Florida  12. Mississippi  13. California  14. Baylor 15. Tennessee  16. Texas A&M 17. Texas 18. Stanford 19. North Carolina 20. Michigan 21. Auburn 22. Tulsa 23. Washington 24. LSU 25. Illinois


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1. Florida 2. UCLA 3. Duke 4. Southern California 5. Stanford 6. Georgia 7. California 8. North Carolina 9. Alabama 10. Miami (Fla.) 11. Texas 12. Virginia 13. Texas A&M 14. Northwestern 15. Baylor 16. Michigan 17. Nebraska 18. Notre Dame 19. Clemson 20. Texas Tech 21. Vanderbilt 22. Georgia Tech 23. Tulsa 24. Yale 25. Tennessee

Points Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

M. Henderson (MISS) 19.5 K. Caldwell-Pope (UGA) 17.5 B.J. Young (ARK) 16.7 Frankie Sullivan (AUB) 16.5 Laurence Bowers (MIZ) 16.1 Elston Turner (A&M) 15.7

Defensive Rebounds Per Game 1. Nerlens Noel (UK) 6.7 2. Murphy Holloway (MISS) 6.5 3. K. Caldwell-Pope (UGA) 5.5 4. Johnny O'Bryant (LSU) 5.3 5. Jarnell Stokes (UT) 5.0 6. Alex Oriakhi (MIZ) 5.0 Assists Per Game 1. Phil Pressey (MIZ) 7.2 2. Scottie Wilbekin (UF) 5.1 3. B.J. Young (ARK) 4.1 4. Trae Golden (UT) 3.9 5. Jarvis Summers (MISS) 3.9 6. Charles Carmouche (LSU) 3.8 Steals Per Game 1. Anthony Hickey (LSU) 3.5 2. K. Caldwell-Pope (UGA) 2.3 3. Nerlens Noel (UK) 2.3 4. Charles Carmouche (LSU) 2.3 5. Alex Caruso (A&M) 2.0 6. Trevor Releford (AL) 1.9

SEC Rankings 1. No. 2 Florida (18-2, 8-0) 2. Mississippi (17-4, 6-2) 3. Kentucky (15-6, 6-2) 4. Alabama (14-7, 6-2) 5. No. 21 Missouri (16-5, 5-3) 6. Arkansas (13-8, 4-4) 7. Georgia (10-11, 4-4)  8. LSU (12-7, 3-5) 9. Texas A&M (13-8, 3-5) 10. Tennessee (11-9, 3-5) 11. South Carolina (12-9, 2-6) 12. Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) 13. Auburn (8-13, 2-6) 14. Mississippi State (7-13, 2-6)

Time 57-51 W 66-38 W 62-46 W 70-38 W 94-57 W 84-48 W 72-42 W 83-47 W 60-50 W 80-38 W 93-42 W 72-59 W 70-59 L 77-46 W 79-66 L 95-83 W 42-40 W 57-53 W 64-46 L 69-52 W 65-59 W 75-71 W 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. 1:30 p.m. TBA TBA

AP Top 25

AP Top 25

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Schedule Opponent Date Rutgers 11/11 Presbyterian 11/14 S. Carolina State 11/16 Belmont 11/18 Savannah State 11/20 St. Bonaventure 11/23 New Mexico 11/24 Furman 11/28 @ Georgia Tech 12/02 Mercer 12/04 Lipscomb 12/16 @ TCU 12/19 @ Illinois 12/28 Missouri 1/03 @ Tennessee 1/06 @ Alabama 1/10 South Carolina 1/13 @ Arkansas 1/17 Texas A&M 1/20 Florida 1/27 Alabama 1/31 @ Kentucky 2/03 Auburn 2/07 @ LSU 2/10 @ Florida 2/17 Arkansas 2/21 @ Ole Miss 2/24 @ Miss. St. 2/28 Vanderbilt 3/03 SEC Tournament 03/06 NCAA Tournament 03/23

1. Baylor (37) 2. Notre Dame 3. Connecticut (3) 4. Stanford 5. Duke 6. California 7. Maryland 8. Penn State 9. Georgia 10. Kentucky 11. Louisville 12. Tennessee 13. Purdue 14. Texas A&M 15. South Carolina 16. North Carolina 17. UCLA 18. Dayton 19. Florida State 20. Delaware 21. Colorado 22. Oklahoma State 23. Oklahoma 24. Syracuse 25. Iowa State

SEC Stat Leaders Points Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Theresa Plaisance (LSU) 17.9 Kelsey Bone (A&M) 17.3 Meighan Simmons (UT) 17.2 Tiffany Clarke (VAN) 16.3 Christina Foggie (VAN) 15.9 Hasina Muhammad (AUB) 15.8

Field Goal Percentage 1. Kelsey Bone (A&M) .598 2. Tiffany Clarke (VAN) .548 3. Jennifer George (UF) .522 4. Denesha Stallworth (UK) .504 5. Bashaara Graves (UT) .498 6. Theresa Plaisance (LSU) .455 Assists Per Game 1. Najat Ouardad (AUB) 6.6 2. Jasmine Lister (VAN) 6.0 3. Calli Berna (ARK) 5.9 4. Valencia McFarland (MISS) 5.1 5. Lianna Doty (MIZ) 5.0 6. Adrienne Pratcher (A&M) 4.7 Steals Per Game 1. Danielle Ballard (LSU) 3.1 2. Najat Ouardad (AUB) 2.8 3. Ieasia Walker (SCAR) 2.8 4. Valencia McFarland (MISS) 2.6 T5. Jasmine James (UGA) 2.5 T5. Daisha Simmons (AL) 2.5 T5. Shacobia Barbee (UGA) 2.5

SEC Rankings 1. No. 14 Texas A&M (18-5, 8-1) 2. No. 12 Tennessee (17-5, 8-1) 3. No. 9 Georgia (19-3, 7-2) 4. No. 10 Kentucky (19-3, 7-2) 5. No. 15 South Carolina (19-3, 7-2) 6. Vanderbilt (15-7, 5-4) 7. Missouri (15-8, 4-5) 8. LSU (13-9, 4-5) 9. Arkansas (15-7, 3-6) 10. Florida (14-9, 3-6)  11. Auburn (13-9, 2-7) 12. Alabama (12-10 2-7) 13. Miss. State (10-12, 2-7) 14. Mississippi (8-14, 1-8)

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Downtown boutique moves trends to top Local fashion store Red Dress Boutique was named No. 5 in the U.S. for its online presence. Shoppers from across the nation have boosted its online traffic and sales.

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Downtown fashion boutique beats out competition BY CAROLINE BROWN @cbrown130 Tucked away on College Avenue behind a nondescript wooden door is the face of an online giant. The Red Dress Boutique, which opened its storefront on Sept. 15, 2005, is now fifth in the nation for the most traffic of all independently owned online boutiques. It stands behind ModCloth, Nasty Gal, LuLu’s and GoJane. The online website first went live on Dec. 6, 2009. It has grown 700 percent in the last 12 months. Using Facebook as its main marketing tool, the store is constantly updating and posting photos to communicate with customers. Last January, the Facebook page had 10,000 likes. It now has more than 93,000. “We don’t know where all of our Facebook friends came from,” said Diana Harbour, owner of Red Dress Boutique. “A friend ‘likes’ a page, then other friends see it, they’ll like a dress — it spreads like that.” Red Dress Boutique has a cult following. Every photo, every status, every notification has comments from women all over the country asking about sizing, prices, color and shipping. “It’s crazy that we’re No. 5 and how Diana just started this business not ever dreaming of that, but it’s really cool,” said Ashley Chambers, a sophomore from Waynesboro majoring in fashion merchandising. Chambers has been modeling and working at the store since April. The online store has nailed a niche of a product that has been difficult to find. “Each of the top-5 websites have branded themselves, and we just fit a niche for that classic woman that’s true in how a girl or woman dresses everyday,” Harbour said. But that still doesn’t explain how a little store in Athens grew to have the online presence Red Dress Boutique has today. “I actually started Red Dress on eBay under Athena Boutique,” Harbour said. “That was in 2004. When we decided to move to Athens, Athena was

already taken by a jewelry store, so I had to change the name.” So she and her husband opened the downtown store a year later and dropped the eBay account. “I missed being online, so we started the website,” Harbour said. One out-of-state customer first heard of the site through a blog. “I live in a small town in Vermont, so I don’t get to go shopping in boutiques too often unless I want to make an all-day trip out of it,” said Stella O’Donnell-Leach, a Red Dress customer from Lyndonville, Vt. “The styles [at Red Dress] are very on-trend and fun.” The store receives 300 to 500 online orders a day from all regions of the country. But Harbour estimated that Texas is the state it ships most to, saying the appeal of what it sells fits the longhorn state. There are different factors to consider when selling clothes online, rather than in a store. “We have to sell it by a picture online, so you have to qualify that price just based on that picture,” Harbour said. “Online, we try to cap it at $75. If we find a coat with great texture and quality, that is pretty much the only time we will deviate from the $75 price point.” Many of the boutique’s tops are $40-50. Some earrings are as low as $12. At 31-years-old, Harbour said she still gets dressed knowing she will be examined from top to bottom by critical female eyes. “I measure the cost of an outfit like weighing it against how many compliments I get on it,” Harbour said. Chambers said she believes it is the store’s interactiveness that makes it stand apart from the other boutiques in Athens. “We have a lot of online contests, ‘share this’ items, ‘you can win it,’ ‘get a $15 coupon,’ things like that,” Chambers said. “We put thank you cards in all of our orders — we personally write them.” A customer favorite is the “Be the Buyer” event. Every two weeks, when Harbour travels to the West Coast to buy more

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clothes for the store, she posts pictures to the Facebook page with her iPhone, asking customers if they want to see the items online. “They don’t take themselves too seriously,” O’Donnell-Leach said. “They’re always trying to include the customers in the say and they choose fun pieces to sell.” Chambers acknowledged the benefits of “Be the Buyer” in making the customers feel involved in the decision making process of what to sell in the store. Red Dress Boutique also utilizes Pinterest as a way to spread the word about clothes, jewelry and shoes available online. There are new arrivals on the website most days. “I think they excel at constantly rotating new products in, using social media and really wanting to please their customer base,” O’Donnell-Leach said. Although it has grown into a major online shopping boutique, Red Dress never buys mass quantities of any pieces, typically only three per size, per item. “We don’t order a lot,” Harbour said. “We treat the website like a boutique. We don’t order 500 of an item.” With the online store’s popularity, Harbour has been negotiating with the post office for the past four months on beginning international shipping. She said she plans to start with Canada and the islands around the United States, then South America and hopefully Europe. “There’s no limit on growth online,” Harbour said.

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‘Warm Bodies’ movie successfully melds twists to book storyline By SHANNON ADAMS @shannonadamsuga Editor’s Note: In this article, writer Shannon Adams reviews the film and book “Warm Bodies,” including details about the plot lines of each. Spoilers are within. I’ve come to an awful, sappy and ridiculous conclusion: I love those stupid romance stories where the lovers have to try really hard not to eat each other. For some reason, the kiss-or-kill dilemma is fascinating. And I’m not alone. According to, "Warm Bodies" grossed more than $8 million opening day. It's a weirdly touching story about a zombie called R

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(played by Nicholas Hoult in the film) that falls in love with Julie (played by Teresa Palmer), a human girl, and, through the power of love, comes back to life. Originally a book by Isaac Marion, “Warm Bodies” was released in theaters Feb. 1. The movie adheres to the spirit of the book, and while there are a few deviations — Julie’s friend Nora is supposed to be black, Julie should have stabbed R in the head, not the stomach, and the human society is supposed to be holed up in a stadium, not a walled-in city — only a few really change the story. There are only two things about the movie that really alter the core of the story.

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The first is the way Perry, Julie’s ex-boyfriend who R eats, is so present in the book, but just a memory in the movie. In the book, Perry is there, interacting with R from inside his mind and memories. We really get to know him, and when we learn that he has become ready for death, it lets us forgive R for killing him. In the movie, we don’t get the background, so forgiving him is a little harder. The second is that in the movie, Julie’s father sees reason, accepts that R is now alive and shows his daughter some love. This is just not in his character. Julie’s father is so hurt, twisted and damaged by the war and his wife’s death that there is nothing

good left in him to realize the truth. In the book, he cannot believe that, after kissing a zombie, his daughter is not infected. He gives up hope and refuses to fend off the attack of a Boney zombie. He becomes infected and falls to his death. In the movie, he shoots R in the shoulder, sees reason and drives off with his daughter and her ex-zombie boyfriend, as happy as can be. The rest of the movie goes as expected. It is funny in all the right places and serious when it needs to be. The movie’s ending does differ slightly from the book, but I think it is for the better. The movie ends with all the loose ends tied up neatly. Julie and R end the movie

together, starting a life, and we see the humans begin to embrace the changing zombie population. We are left feeling happy and content, knowing that the world is saved, and the apocalypse is over.

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Gaming violence a possible indicator of real-life brutality By WES MAYER The Red & Black We rarely see video games on the front page of our news, but when we do, they are usually cast in a familiar negative light. “I think it’s really easy for people in society to come up with something to blame,” said Sun Ahn, assistant professor of advertising, “and violent video games happen to be one of those manifest things in society that is very easy to point out and easy to place the blame. There’s not really anything to say for sure, but what’s happening in the media is that they need someone to blame, someone to point their fingers at and a good story.” Ahn’s research investigates the effects of digital media, such as social media and video games, on behavior and emotion. So far, she said, the research is fairly new. “The good news is that society has realized that there needs to be more research done on this because of the fact that it’s so prevalent,” Ahn said. “A lot of surveys show us that most little kids from the age 8 to 18 play an average of two hours of video games a day. And that’s daily if you can kind of think of that accumulation over the years. Not a lot of research has been done in order to see the effects of video games over that long of a period of time. The research out there is only very preliminary — we can only cautiously say that it could be a part of the

violence that is going on in society.” However, the research that has been completed tends to indicate a link between violent video games and violence outside of the virtual world. “If you put all the data together,” said Keith Campbell, professor and head of psychology, “what it seems to show is that people using violent video games are more aggressive afterwards. That’s the general pattern you find. To me, it just makes sense. People get very reactive. They say, ‘Well, I play violent video games, and I’m not gonna shoot people in real life — it’s just a game.’ And that’s likely the case because most people aren’t going to shoot anybody. The problem is, does it knock those one or two people over the line? And that’s the question, I think, more than anything.” The debate is a complicated one, involving looking into individual personalities and traits and certain similar combinations of behaviors and actions found in cases like the Sandy Hook shooting. Campbell said it is commonly found that shooters played violent video games, but investigations and studies also found that they often listened to music like goth or death metal, were diagnosed with depression, grandiosity, narcissism or psychoticism and were usually faced with some form of rejection. “If you look at everybody in the country,” Campbell said,

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“Grand Theft Auto” is one among many games in which violent actions, including killing people, are a part of plot and active play. Courtesy Rockstar Games “every high school kid who has been rejected, plays violent video games, is depressed and into death metal or goth — you end up with like 30 million people. So it’s very challenging, based on these things, to predict anything. With things like this, with these very rare events, it’s very hard to find explanations.” The uncertainty of this debate is what makes it so frustrating. Even though they do so much damage to communities, the number of school shootings is small. What makes video games so interesting, and also easier to blame, over other forms of media, is their heightened level of interactivity. Because gamers are actively killing other gamers online, video games are viewed as the much more violent media and often the potential cause of violence in the real world. “There are certain people out there who say, ‘It doesn’t do it,’” Campbell said, “which to me seems highly unlikely, given every-

thing we know about learning — that if you do violent things online and you’re rewarded for it repeatedly over long periods of time, then it won’t have any affect on your behavior. It’s challenging to think how that’s possible.” This constant player input, along with the increasingly realistic graphics in video games, has made this debate and research much more prevalent today than it was years ago. The analog era where books were read and board games were played has passed, and new generations now find their entertainment in much more advanced technology. “The fact is that a lot of video games these days are becoming more realistic,” Ahn said, “for instance, things like the Nintendo Wii or Microsoft Kinect. The Kinect doesn’t even have controllers — it’s a motion sensor detector, and so you can make real life motions. And so if you have realistic control of what’s happening in these video games,

then everything becomes much more realistic to you. Let’s say if you are playing a violent video game — the video games of the past, all you had to do was hit a button. What happens if the violent action is something you have to carry out physically? When you are, let’s say, punching someone. Pushing a button is going to be very different than you actually making the punching movement.” Whether enough research has been completed to rightfully blame video games is a major question, and it is obvious that more research on violence needs to be done. For now, it seems as though the gun debate is more important. “To me,” David Hazinski, head of digital and broadcast journalism, said, “if murdering 20 children under the age of 7 and six adults isn’t your line, then I don’t know where your line is. And for a lot of people, that’s not the line.”

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Conspirator’s electric style energizes By SARAH ANNE PERRY @sarahanneperry The Georgia Theatre will be filled with bright lights and bass lines Saturday night. Conspirator will headline Baller's Ball 3D, an electronic dance music concert. Last year, the EDM band played at CounterPoint, Electric Forest and other EDM festivals across the U.S. “We had such a huge year,” bassist Marc Brownstein said. “We had to work so hard to make that stuff happen, and the payoff was to stand up there and just playing in front of 10,000, you know, 15,000 people and seeing people freak out to the new music.” Last year was a time of transition for the group, with KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Chris Michetti of RAQ joining Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits to complete the band’s lineup. “Even though the band started in 2004, like, this kind of incarnation of the band is all new music,” Brownstein said. “And it’s a whole new style. It’s a new band, really.” In April 2012, Conspirator released “Unlocked — Live from the Georgia Theatre.” Brownstein said the band decided to release the live disc after hearing how good its October 2011 performance at the venue sounded. “We always have like, had this really special energy at the Georgia Theatre,” he said. “Not every venue has the

BALLER’S BALL 3D Who: Conspirator with Michal Menert When: Feb. 9, 10 p.m. (Doors 9 p.m.) Where: Georgia Theatre Price: $15 same kind of energy, you know. The reason that the Georgia Theatre has been special all these years is like, you’re like, in the room with the crowd. Sometimes, in these bigger theaters, you’re separated off from the crowd, and you can’t necessarily feel or hear the crowd energy. But in the Georgia Theatre, you can feed off of it — you feed off that energy. So I think that’s what leads to people playing great shows there.” In addition to selling its latest EP "Unleashed" on iTunes, the band offers a streaming online version and a free digital download. Brownstein said giving away the band’s music doesn’t worry him. “Our thing is, we want the music to get to as many people as possible,” he said. “Whether you’re buying it, whether you’re downloading it, you know, whether you’re file sharing it — however you get it, we just want people to get it and hear it, enjoy it and come out to the show.”

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Music business shows off successful grads By SARAH ANNE PERRY @sarahanneperry Music is an art and a business, and University of Georgia graduates are in on both sides. UGA's music business program was created within the Terry College of Business in 2006. Since then, many students have earned the program certificate and gone on to enter jobs in every part of the music industry. Students take music classes like history of rock 'n' roll, AfricanAmerican music and music theory. But they also learn business basics through classes like risk management and insurance, survey of accounting and introduction to information systems. After earning 21 class credit hours and gaining field experience, program participants are ready to enter the music business. Hope Selevan graduated in May 2011 with a degree in business management, a Spanish minor and the music business certificate. She is now the marketing manager at New West Records in Los Angeles. Selevan said UGA’s music business program provides a small-scale look at the music industry. “The industry’s the same everywhere you go,” she said. “It’s just how big or how small it is. In Athens, there’s a pretty close-knit group of people. You got to see the whole industry from like, a niche group kind of thing.” The program prepares students well for the real world, Selevan said. “They set you up with so much hands-on experience,” she said. “Coming to work at a record label now, I remember sitting in the first meeting, and they were talking about a P&D deal, and you know, one of the guys in the office asked what it was. And I was like, ‘Oh, well, that was actually a test question.’” John King, another May 2011 graduate, lauded the program’s emphasis on the business side of music. “It’s like in any profession,” the frontman for the Nashville-based John King Band said. “The more you know about your business, you know, the better off you are. The creative side is extremely important, but at the end of the day, I mean, you’re running a business. So you’ve got to

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John King (front), a music business program graduate, said it prepared him for his career. Courtesy John King learn to look at it that way at some point. And I think the earlier you do, the better.” King graduated from UGA with a marketing degree. During his time in the music business program, he interned with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens. “That was a really rewarding experience,” he said. “We had some kids who would stay after school who were interested in learning instruments, and so we kind of started a little band with the kids who’d stay after. It was kind of cool to be able to do that and be giving back. And you know, the kids were great.” Every student in the music business program is placed into at least one internship. Sometimes, those internships get graduates jobs. Gillian Williams graduated in December 2012 with a degree in mass media arts. A job awaited her at Red Clay Clearances, a Decaturbased music clearance and licensing firm where she had interned as a music business student. Williams praised the music business program for the camaraderie it creates. “Our alumni are great,” she said. “Ever since graduating, I’ve reached out to a bunch of people, and they’ve been so receptive and so happy about me reaching out. We’re always going to help each other because that’s what this industry is. It’s about community and helping one another to get to the next level. Because whoever you help get to the next level will eventually help get you to the next level.”

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TUESDAY, FEB. 12 Athens Swing Night When: 7 to 8 p.m., 8 to 10 p.m. Where: Dancefx Cost: $3-5 Contact: Trivia When: 9 to 11 p.m. Where: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Cost: Free Contact: (706) 3530305 Locos Trivia When: 8 p.m. Where: Locos Grill & Pub Cost: Free Contact: www.locosgrill. com Trivia with a Twist When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Johnny’s New York Style Pizza Cost: Free Contact: (706) 3541515 Pool Tournament When: 7:30 p.m. Where: The Office Lounge Cost: $5 Contact: Karaoke When: 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Where: The Volstead Contact: (706) 3545300 Alcoholics Anonymous Cost: Free Contact: (706) 3894164 (for location) Kenosha Kid When: 6 p.m. Where: Green Room Cost: Free Contact:


Local arts voices combine in performance By CHELSEY ABERCROMBIE @commafreak New Town Revue is a hybrid invention drawing equally on the worlds of readings and musical performances. The series of performances will take place twice a month putting on display the arts of Athens in musical and literary form. The latest installment features the work of local poet Caroline Young, prose writer Johnny Damm and musician Peter Alvanos. “A friend of mine and I were speaking about how in Athens we’re known for our music scene, but there are also a lot of writers,” said the series’ cofounder Deirdre Sugiuchi, a local writer. “We wanted more people to be aware that there were writers, but we also wanted to make something that was uniquely Athens, too. We just wanted to make our own intimate series here that incorporates the best of Athens, that incorporates the writing but also the music as well.” Young, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia, is looking forward to having a new audience for the poems she plans to recite. “I’ve only read these poems to my dogs,” Young said. “That’s normal, but I normally don’t get out and do a reading of something that nobody has heard but me and my dogs.” Young drew on her 14 years of experience in the advertising world for inspiration. “The manuscript is two long poems that intersect and cross a span of 40 years,” Young said. “There’s

Peter Alvanos, a local musician, will play a solo set at New Town Revue. Courtesy Perter Alvanos one poetic sequence from 1973 called ‘The Price is Right,’ and then [another] sequence from 2013. It’ll bounce back and forth through time connected by advertising copy, as if they’re on two different channels.” Fiction writer Damm, also a Ph.D. candidate at UGA, will read some of his work that’s in tune with Young’s experimental flair. “I’m going to be reading from a multimedia project. The words that I read will be accompanied by images cut up from old comic books,” Damm said. “They’re old, classic illustrated comic books, so it’s actually gonna be [about] sad old authors in an apartment accompanied by images of the adaptations of their texts.” Alvanos, frontman of Fabulous Bird, will perform at New Town Revue as well. He has previously played with Casper & the Cookies, The Sunshine Fix, and is


Who: Caroline Young, Johnny Damm and Peter Alvanos When: Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. Where: Avid Bookshop Price: Free currently drumming for Elf Power, will include a tribute to Craig Lieske, a local musician who died on Jan. 18. Young said everyone will find something to enjoy. “I think people have the idea that readings are very stuffy and they feel very socially awkward around them,” Young said, “but this is a bookstore. And they mix it up with poetry, prose and music, so it has something for everybody’s comfort zone.

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New Earth wants more shows, more local involvement By NICHOLAS FOURIEZOS @nick4iezos Editor’s Note: This is part of a series detailing Athens venues and the balance they strive to achieve. New Earth Music Hall is a rarity. It’s one of only a few middlesized music venues in Athens, with a capacity of 600 people. It’s only three years old, in a town where older names get the fame. Even as New Earth, which usually caters to less than 100 people nightly, continues its forward-thinking, environmentally conscious practices, the emerging buzzword is clear: change. “It’s about 40 percent where we want it and close to, within two months we’ll have the designs of what we’re doing on the outside to match the inside,” Adrian Zelski, New Earth owner, said. “I was looking around, thinking how do we make the room more warm, how do we make it look less empty?” These changes should be in motion by May, Zelski said, when New Earth will become a B Corporation — a designation that holds no tax benefits but will build connections to other businesses focused on benefiting the community. “B Corps means that you are doing things in a way that benefits society, the environment and your bottom line,” Zelski said. “You’re not doing it just for nonprofit. It’s like a for-profit with the morals of a non-profit.” New Earth manager Abby Derr said the move will also hold a special distinction among music businesses. “We’ll be the first venue in the world to be a B Corporation,” Derr said. Zelski said the music hall will explore new hosting opportunities, including daily yoga exercises, dancing, weddings, bar mitzvahs and perhaps even corporate evenings. By opening the venue’s doors during the daytime, he said he hopes to expand the venue’s role as a community center. With that mind-set, Zelski

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Will Holland of Quantic adjusts a soundboard during his live show at New Earth Music Hall on Oct. 15, 2012. TAYLOR CRAIG SUTTOn/Staff will also change the name of the venue to “New Earth Athens.” “A friend of mine in the music industry once said that there is only 10 percent of the world that knows about the music industry. There’s a whole 90 percent that you’re not getting close to, just doing music,” Zelski said. “I’ve always wanted to bridge that gap. “ The venue has already opened its doors to a religious study and will continue to invite new groups, though it isn’t quite ready for everyone. “It’s not attractive enough to really roll out the carpet yet,” Zelski said. New Earth will continue its tradition of booking electronic bands and local musicians for nighttime shows. But filling those shows has been more difficult, especially as more venues join the music scene. The opening of the Green Room and the Crow’s Nest, and the upcoming arrival of The World Famous, contributed to Zelski’s change in direction, as each location is expected to draw similar bands and crowds. “I was thinking, ‘We need to become a community center, we need to do a daytime thing, maybe have a restaurant, do

NEw Earth Music Hall Address: 227 W Dougherty St. Contact: www.newearthmusichall. com, (706) 543-8283 things that would attract energy all day,’ and as I’m [thinking] that, new venue, new venue, new venue. I was like, ‘Wait, this is definitely a sign. This is real. You need to go in a different direction,’” Zelski said. But while those businesses cater to nightlife, Zelski imagines a different destiny for New Earth. “Venues in this town are starting to live week to week. It’s not really — it’s not the end goal for New Earth at all,” Zelski said. “Music is culture, but when it’s just 11 [p.m.] to 2 [a.m.], there’s 30 places in Athens that have people drinking and seeing bands. And that’s a great thing. But we want to have more integral role in our community."

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Maya Angelou endows wisdom of life in interview By SARAH ANNE PERRY @sarahanneperry The Global Renaissance Woman came to Athens. Hailed as one of the great voices of black America, Maya Angelou is known as a poet, producer, playwright, professor, actress, author and political activist. The former poet laureate has received more than 30 honorary doctoral degrees and three Grammy Awards, among other honors. Tuesday, she visited the University of Georgia to give a speech in celebration of the “Week of Soul.” The Red & Black spoke with Angelou before her talk about courage, Facebook and Oprah Winfrey. Q: You are going to be speaking to a lot of college students, and a lot of us feel like we haven’t yet started our lives. After living through and doing so much, what do you wish you had known at 19 or 20? A: I wish I had known yesterday what I know today. I mean, we always want to know more, I think. I can’t say when I was 20 — I wanted to know everything, of course. The same as you. There’s a wonderful story about a woman who, as a girl, her father and mother would talk to her, and she just thought, ‘They really are so slow. They don’t know anything.” Ever since she was about 15. And when she was 20, 22, she said, “It’s amazing. My parents have learned so much in the last few years.” And the truth, of course, is she has

learned. They were telling her some truths, but she had to learn those. So as you get older, ultimately, you do stand the chance of becoming wiser. Q: Your voice is revered throughout the world. Was there ever a particular moment when you realized how much weight your words had? A: No, I don’t think you ever should, if you can, but I can’t, and I don’t try to. I do the best that I can in everything I do. If I’m cooking, I do the best I can do. If I’m cleaning my house, I do the best. If I’m speaking, I do. Writing, I do the best I can. So that I don’t rue that my time passed. I don’t say, “Oh, God. I let that time pass, and I didn’t do the best I could do.” No, I don’t want to do that. I want to know that each time I try for something, I do my best. Now, that doesn’t mean that everything I write or everything I cook is going to be a masterpiece or everything I write is going to be a masterpiece, but it means I’m trying. And I see that they on my Facebook friends — I have something like 4 million, I can’t say how many more, but [more] than 4 million people who believe I have something to say. Well, I owe them a responsibility for believing in me. Q: The younger generation has grown up after the civil rights movement and the heyday of feminism. Especially on a college campus, we see the results of progress but are insulated from seeing injustice if we don’t want to. Do

Maya Angelou, renowned poet and civil rights voice, spoke at the University . courtesy maya angelou you think we take our freedoms, our equality, for granted? A: I think too many people do. I do take hope in listening to young people around the country as a beacon of the United States discussing issues of this moment. I was watching “Super Soul Sunday,” Oprah’s, last Sunday. She had three young people on. And they were becoming wise people. And they were probably 21, 22 and 19. One man and two women, and they discussed issues of spirituality and equality and prejudice. And all sorts of wonderful things, and I was just glued to the television. And enheartened by what I heard. So when I hear that there is going to be a conference of young people talking about issues of the day, I hasten there and sit in the back and listen and just absorb the wonder. I know the pessimists would have us believe that the children have gone to hell in a hand basket. I don’t believe that.

Q: How do you see the future of black culture developing in America? A: I think that the race situation is better. It’s not where we have to get it. We must move more swiftly. But I think that the situation with women is better. I think it has to get better. I think that all around — the poor, we have to do more work for the poor. The racism — those racists who are doing what, I mean, just acting out of habit, really, not out of thought. And the sexists and the ageists, those who don’t like old people to be around. And of course, that gets me on many levels. I’m female, black and in my 80s. Q: What makes you hopeful? A: Well, I know that it’s better for my health. It’s easier to smile than to frown. And usually, people who don’t smile say that they’re serious. And I don’t know if they’re serious or not. I think they’re boring as hell.

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5 Baby horses

4 Serenity

10 Not harsh

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14 Bird of peace 15 Shining


17 Eras

15 Baseball great Hank __

18 Member of the wedding party

16 Sheep’s coat

19 Biting insect

17 Plato or Carvey

20 Launched weapon

18 __ on; trample

22 Kaffeeklatsch

19 Eden resident

24 __ out a living; get by

20 Punctuate with a small dash

25 Flower part

22 Mattel’s boy dolls of the ‘60s

26 Agassi of tennis

23 Skillets

29 Affirmative

24 Feasted

30 Kline or Bacon 34 Outscore 59 Eagle’s nest

36 Next to

61 Bee colony

37 Writer Fleming

62 Grizzly, for one

38 Grew older

63 Blackboard

40 Last calendar page: abbr.

64 Mothers of lambs

41 Plays

66 Sorts; varieties

43 Caribbean or Adriatic

67 Soil

44 Mountaintop 45 Composition 46 Marry 47 Swimming spots 48 Not hollow 50 Brewed drink 51 Used crayons 54 Late humorous author Peg __ 58 Come __; find

13 Dating couple gossiped about

16 Freeloader; leech

35 That woman

65 Opie’s pa


9 Perspire

36 Actress Arthur

10 Deadens the sound of

38 City leader

11 __ of Wight 12 Pinky & Bruce 13 “Phooey!” 21 Mamie’s man 23 Boston __ beans 25 Browsed in a bookstore 26 Put up with

1 Dutch cheese

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28 Plato & Delany

3 Arden & Plumb

29 However

4 Pie or mousse

31 Digital __ disc; DVD

5 Fairy tale 6 Meanie 7 Ring king, once 8 BPOE meeting halls

32 Perfect 33 Carotid artery locations 35 __ on; wears

39 __ as a beet 42 Bricklaying 44 Hunted illegally 46 Extensively 47 Pod vegetable 49 Minimum 50 Oaks & birches 51 Havana’s nation

26 Unanchored 29 Childish 34 __ Dracula

57 Salamanders

35 Bricklayer

58 Lunch hour

36 Gun the engine

60 Tardy

37 Wedding band

61 Up in arms

38 Stopwatch

62 Singer Lady __

39 Heavy book

63 Celebrity

40 Mr. Whitney

64 Nervous

41 More rational

65 Small amount

52 Unlocked

42 Highest male singing voice

53 Burden

43 Summary

54 __ off more than one can chew

45 “Money __ grow on trees”

55 New Zealand bird

46 Sweet potato

56 At any time

47 Sonnet or limerick

57 Robin’s home 60 Eminem’s style

56 Money, slangily

48 Wading bird 51 Foolishness


1 “Where __ I go wrong?” 2 “Beehive State” 3 Refuse to admit 4 Inventor’s paper 5 Makes a salary 6 Region 7 Winter garment

8 Try 9 Begin to stir after sleeping 10 Ore deposit 11 Complain 12 Poor box donation

33 Chris of tennis 35 Short skirt 38 Australian island 39 __ with; full of 41 Hot tub 42 Three-__ sloth

14 Drawing a geographic diagram

44 Mollusk with a pearl inside

21 Ax handle

45 Jimmy or Tommy

25 Smallest two-digit number

47 Taps a golf ball

26 TV’s “Green __” 27 Tiny circular crocheted mat 28 Confrontation 29 Brolin or Caan 30 Drug addict 31 Presses 32 Yellow citrus

48 Misfortunes 49 Dory or dinghy 50 Greek letter 52 Swiss capital 53 Hit a fly 54 Warty amphibian 55 Meditative exercise 59 Capture

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6 Bridge

10 Thick slice

14 Representative

14 Twiddling one’s thumbs

15 Hardy cabbage 16 Wicked

15 “To __ own self be true”

17 High-IQ group 18 Problems

16 Bedtime on a school night, perhaps

19 Requirement 20 Approximate figure

17 Learn by __; memorize

22 Stab of pain

18 Held back

24 Perishes

20 Go astray

25 Butter up

21 Slipped __; back problem

26 Spends too much time at the mirror

22 Gushes forth

29 Actress Dunne

23 Skilled

30 Attorney’s field

25 Cleopatra’s killer

31 Vital artery

26 James and Jackie 50 Magician’s stick

28 Minded 31 Great pain

51 Afternoon hour

32 __ off; calms down after being angry

54 Entrepreneur

34 Brewer’s tub 36 Accurate

57 Roaring beast 58 Microwave, e.g. 59 Strong point

37 Vine fruit

60 Days of __; yesteryear

38 Female horse

61 Orangey drink

39 Lieberman or Feinstein: abbr. 40 Heroic deeds 41 Indianapolis football team

62 Twilled fabric 63 Discontinues


7 Danger

33 Feed bag morsel

33 Pass legislation

8 Social insect

35 SAT, for one

9 __ person; apiece

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MIND: Bipolar disease a daily battle ➤ From Front Page Had the broadcast’s producers screwed up? Or was something more serious wrong — the “2-run home run” graphic couldn’t be explained away. Except it could, because Uggla didn’t hit a two-run homer, and the baseball game hadn’t happened the way I’d seen it. Jones batted after Uggla, the Braves never led. That night, Aug. 13, 2011, was my first full night in an inpatient treatment facility in a Smyrna mental hospital. I underwent a period of hyperactivity known as a manic episode for which I was hospitalized and would eventually be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I had a series of departures from reality combining into what’s called a psychotic break. During the manic episode, I ran the gamut of emotions, from elation to skepticism, from wonderment to terror. It took me a long time to get better, but I’m still not fully healed. Depending on the evolution of medicine, I may never be. In the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” the schizophrenic John Nash, played by Russell Crowe, sees people who aren’t there and believes in things that never occur. While I don’t think I imagined people from thin air, several themes ran through my head which proved to not be based in reality, a recurring refrain of my episode. Psychologists commonly refer to these themes as “delusions of grandeur” — exaggerated feelings of selfesteem, a belief in omnipotence, or similar-

ly, relation to famous people or the divine. These delusions expressed themselves through a sense of selfrighteousness, which led to belligerence when contradicted, a sense that I had everything figured out, and, eventually, a belief media figures were sending hidden messages meant only for me. I also slept little and focused intensely on certain tasks while ignoring more mundane ones. Had my episode not progressed to erratic behavior — and had it not been characterized by thinking disconnected from reality — it might have gone undiagnosed, dismissed as a period of exceptionally high functioning. I now recognize these symptoms of my manic episode began at least several weeks before my hospitalization. Illness rears its head I spent my summer in Washington, D.C., interning in two congressional offices and having a blast, in a job I was pretty good at. But by the time my service was drawing to a close, my behavior was becoming unusual, my thinking especially so. I recall surmising I had a geniuslevel intellect in my understanding of the way people relate to one another, and that I might have prescient abilities — able to predict the future based on an understanding of surrounding events combined with patterns in the past. When I’d return from my meandering, my fellow interns would ask where I was, and my answer — that I had been walking — with skeptical faces. I’d see

Robbie Ottley @rgottley


History and Political Science Major in UGA's Class of 2013, I believe in America.

Robbie Ottley's story could not be told in full search: Ottley ›› here. Find it online. those looks often during the ensuing days and weeks — from friends I was living with, from sports information directors down in ButtsMehre Heritage Hall, from my co-workers at The Red & Black. I returned from Washington to my home in Marietta one night in early August. That night would be the last time my family would be together for months since I was due in Athens the next day. But it was a devastating evening. That night, my father and mother informed me and my siblings they would divorce. Divorce was a thing that happened to other families, not mine. This couldn’t be happening to us; I wouldn’t let it. With my growing belief in my own omnipotence, I would singlehandedly fix my parents’ marriage. Although I would have experienced a manic episode regardless, the news was the spark that set off my erratic actions. I couldn’t sleep that night, so I embarked on a quest of editing Wikipedia lasting several days. At first I contributed positively — I’d seen firsthand the summer’s debt ceiling crisis in Washington, so I could add valuable perspective to the articles about it. But I quickly became emboldened by my success, and moved from assertive editing to a belief I was the flaming sword of righteousness on the website — not an opinion shared by the

other users. After a few days — and many an angry message received — I was blocked from editing. When I returned to Athens, I introduced t h e n - S t u d e n t Government Association president Mallory Davis and Rachel G. Bowers, the editor of The Red & Black at the time. I attempted to explain some of my divergent thoughts while meeting with the two women in the conference room of The Red & Black building one night. There, I put together one of the most classic, "A Beautiful Mind"-esque symptoms of disconnection from reality — a chart attempting to explain how everything I was saying fit together. Nothing fit together outside my mind. But as with many a person suffering from paranoid delusions, my biggest departure from reality before my hospitalization had to do with the federal government. On the plane back from D.C., I had written an op-ed proposing changes to Congress in order to end Washington’s dysfunction. Since my ego was the size of a planet at the time, I submitted the piece to The New York Times, and after they told me it wouldn’t run, to the Washington Post. Upon correspondence with a reporter, I came to believe the piece would run, its proposals would be immediately adopted, and it

A sample of tweets Robbie Ottley posted during his mental breakdown leading to his being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Photo illustration Ana Kabakova would basically solve all the nation’s problems. Grandiose though it was, this delusion wouldn’t even be the most misguided of my thoughts during the episode. But it did lead me to believe I would become one of the most important people in the nation in short order. As a result, I believed reporters would seek after me, and, in another classic delusional symptom, that the media was sending messages meant only for me. I went on an epic Twitter rant trying to connect the pieces as I watched CNN and scanned the Internet. When I called my mom saying reporters would be coming to our house, she was concerned enough that she came to Athens to take me back home. When she arrived, I refused to go with her; I was an adult and she couldn’t take me against my will. I yelled at her, I tried to get witnesses on the phone to prove I wasn’t crazy, and eventually I called the police.

The officer who arrived spoke with my mom first, then spoke with me. When I said I planned for the night to end without anyone getting shot, he asked why I would say that and moved his hand to his gun. I briefly feared for my life. He moved his hand away, and satisfied I wasn't a danger to myself or others, allowed me to go home with my mom provided I wouldn't cause trouble on the way home. I wasn't exactly civil on the ride back to Marietta — more yelling occurred. But I did move along without resisting, and went to sleep without further incident. The next morning, Aug. 12, my mom drove me by my high school en route to the hospital, where one of my former teachers finally convinced me I wasn't making sense and that I needed further help. In short order, we arrived at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital.

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