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Friday, April 16, 2010

Vol. 117, No. 143 | Athens, Georgia

Cuts smaller, but still a ‘long way to go’ By POLINA MARINOVA THE RED & BLACK

The University System was already anticipating and preparing for a $265 million cut, but with the current plan, that reduction would be increased by $146 million. “There’s still a long way to go on the budget,” said Tom Jackson, vice president for public affairs. “As the final version is adopted, it won’t be as extreme as the $300 million cut we were looking at before — but it’s still a really big cut.”

Though the University System of Georgia won’t be slammed with $300 million in additional cuts to its state funding, the University community is not entirely relieved. Wednesday, the state Congress passed the fiscal year 2011 budget. The budget is now pending approval from Gov. Sonny Perdue.

John Millsaps, spokesman for the Board of Regents, said the Regents have been supportive of the budget plan, and they definitely approve of the budget. He said after the numbers are finalized, the Regents will discuss what they will do in terms of tuition increases affecting colleges across the state. “After the final version of the budget is submitted, we will go in overdrive to come up with a plan that the Regents will con-

sider on May 11,” Millsaps said. “At that point, we will have some definite answers about tuition.” Katie Barlow, outgoing SGA president, said though the cuts will not be as deep, the news is bittersweet. “I’m never pleased with any budget cut,” Barlow said. “I don’t think any student is ever pleased with a cut. I guess we’re just happy it’s not $300 million.” She said even with the lower cuts, she does not think a tuition


increase is something the University will be able to avoid. “I don’t think it’s really a question that tuition will increase,” Barlow said. “It’s something that’s definitely coming our way. Now we’ll just have to wait and see how it’s going to be implemented on our campus.” Students may not necessarily be looking forward to a higher tuition, but Barlow said the goal See BUDGET, Page 3

Research funding drying up By CAROLYN CRIST THE RED & BLACK


SStudents mourn their educations as they gaze at a symbolic coffin full of books at Thursday’s demonstration.

Students protest by holding funeral for higher education By MICHAEL PROCHASKA THE RED & BLACK


A vocal group of protestors rallied at the University Arch to hold a mock funeral for higher education Thursday afternoon. Nate Christensen, a junior from Peachtree City, was a pallbearer for a coffin full of textbooks, representing the death of public education. “Budget cuts literally affect every single one of us here, and not just students — workers as well,” he said. Maggie Kilgo, a senior from Woodstock, organized the rally. “We are a group of people who come together with com-

mon goals, like improving working conditions at the University and asking for economic justice,” she said. Kilgo, dressed in a bulldog costume to symbolize her school pride, helped form the leading rally mantra “No layoffs, no furloughs, chop from the top.” Kilgo emphasized the need to reprioritize and even tap other funds. “They’re not cutting into building funds, they’re not cutting into the Arch Foundation,

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they’re not cutting into the athletic department,” she said. Although the Athletic Association is not financially affiliated with the University, Kilgo said the administration could publicly recommend monetary contributions. Kilgo, however, doesn’t put the blame on any one individual or organization. “At each step of the way, bad decisions have been made,” she said. Nick Kalivoda, a sophomore from Athens, said tax raises should be considered. “If taxes need to be raised, then jobs and education would merit that, but they don’t nec-

essarily need to be,” he said, noting the rally was apolitical. “Anyone who’s affiliated with the University, whether they’re conservative or liberal, has a common stake in these budget cuts.” English major Kyle Sim gave a eulogy over the casket, speaking against the 1,400 layoffs and 25 percent janitorial staff reduction proposed before the state congress passed the less severe budget for fiscal year 2011. “Imagine the University is a great tree. Now, lacking sunlight and water, it wilts, moves to the ground and dies,” he said. “All we can do is pick up the shattered pieces.”

As Provost Jere Morehead pushes for the hiring of new professors, efforts to reach research professors may prove pointless without a miracle influx of cash. Income for the University of Georgia Research Foundation, which helps to provide funding for start-up packages given to new professors, is drying up to a fraction of last year’s total. The organization — which draws funds from investments, research grants and licensing new technologies at the University — is facing a huge decrease in licensing revenue because the patent for Restasis eye drops expired in August. The patent pulled in millions of dollars, and the loss of revenue is causing a “new reality” for the organization’s finances. “It’s a new reality, but not an unexpected one,” said David Lee, vice president for research and executive vice president of UGARF. “We knew it was coming, but it’s tough to find that next big thing that’ll be successful.” Lee and top administrators are trying to decide how to prioritize the next research enterprises. Lee’s office — the Office of the Vice President for Research — uses UGARF money, along with help from the Georgia Research Alliance and the University’s general budget allocation, to provide funding for new professors. As all three sectors are continually hit by the economy, new possibilities for income — and professors — look bleak. “We’re all waking up to a new reality together. I don’t know if there’s really a new source of income right now, so we have to prioritize,” Lee said. “We’ve cut the travel budget and internal grants. The president was able to help with discretionary funds last year, and we hope that might happen again.” UGARF earned $30.5 million See DROPS, Page 2

Artist makes screen prints of the ‘feel of music’ By ANNE CONNAUGHTON THE RED & BLACK Animal Collective, Modest Mouse and others are more than just Danielle Tobin’s favorite bands — they’re the muses for her art. Each of her screen prints produced this semester for her exit show tonight depicts the portraits of one of her favorite bands or musicians. Her pieces are layered screen prints on large foam boxes, and the portraits were done with wood cuts. The art is colorful and full of activity. In a critique by a visiting artist recently, Tobin’s work was dubbed “psychedelic”, and Tobin agrees. “I love colors,” she said. “I

wanted it to catch your attention from a distance, then draw you in — make you want to get up close.” Tobin achieved this by adding visual details from a band’s music. She listened to the music as she worked, and pulled from favorite lyrics or how the song made her feel. She selected the band’s portraits online that best matched the band’s personality, then redrew them on the wood to make the prints. “With the colors, the layers, all the elements,” Tobin said. “I tried to use everything to form the overall feeling of the music. Every little part has meaning.” For her print of the band MGMT, Tobin used neon and other bright colors to complement

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their funky, upbeat sound. A globe with a long electric cord and outlet is one of the images, coming from the lyric, “plug it in and change the world,” in their popular song “Electric Feel.” She was inspired by concert posters, fliers and album art, which she considers an art form all their own. Not everything has gone perfectly, however. Her print of Ludacris was one of the pieces stolen from Lamar Dodd on March 29. “Luckily, with prints, you’re able to reproduce,” she said. “But it was hours of work lost, and I’m not as happy with the second piece.” See TOBIN, Page 5

EMILY KAROL | The Red & Black

S Artist Danielle Tobin’s screen prints have been called ‘psychedelic’ in critiques by visiting artists due to their vibrant colors and swirling designs.



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DROPS: University must recover millions ¢From Page 1 in licensing income in 2009 — a $6 million increase from 2008 — and ranked third by the Association of University Technology Managers among all universities for the most licenses executed. With 125 agreements, it fell behind the University of Washington/Washington Research Foundation and the entire University of California System. Though it produces a large number of licenses each year, most aren’t large enough to generate a huge profit for the University. Money-wise, the University falls to 17th among public and private universities for licensing income in comparison to the UCS with $97 million — more than three times what the University pulled in — and top-ranking New York University with $791 million. The University’s licensing income rose for six years before this year’s predicted pitfall to $5.5 million without the Restasis boon. The solution? Find the next Restasis. The trouble with Restasis Although the popular eye drop drug has pulled in millions of dollars, the University’s involvement with Restasis has been anything but simple. Pharmaceutical company Allergan bought the drug in the 1990s but negotiated a new deal with the University in 2003 without involving the inventor — Renee Kaswan, a former veterinary medicine professor. Kaswan, who sued the University over ownership of the patent, said the new deal lost more than $200 million in funds for the University. “Allergan told the University it wasn’t worth

very much, and the University didn’t do its due diligence,” she said. “With the unpopularity of the Dooley controversy and other problems, Michael Adams just wanted quick cash and rubber stamped it. I knew it was wrong, but they didn’t contact me for this ‘sweetheart deal.’” Meanwhile, Allergan has raked in $1 billion from the drug’s explosion in the market. Kaswan and University lawyers reached a $20.2 million settlement last month, finally bringing the lawsuit to a close. During the seven years of litigation, judges ruled in favor of the University but called the Allergan deal “unfair” and “sinister.” Kaswan spent $2 million in legal fees, and the University dished out $5 million for the case. “When you have someone in power with no regard for morals and ethics, you have a loose cannon, two or three lawyers and hundreds of hours,” she said. “The problem is that the University turns it over to the lawyers and acts as though the ruthless behavior isn’t their fault. Faculty members are just hounded to death with legal expenses and delays.” Kaswan thinks the settlement finally closed after she appealed to Adams’ son in Atlanta and former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes to talk to Adams. “I do believe that public pressure, especially with Dr. Adams’ search for a new position, put pressure on him to end it,” she said. “It’s all been very sly and underhanded. What really galls me is the use of people’s innate trust of the University institution to conceal extremely despicable behavior. It’s amazing it has gone on as long as it has, especially the pattern between Tolley and Adams.

It’s almost like a little mafia.” Ed Tolley, the University’s head lawyer on the case, said Monday that the University is glad to see a close to the case and thinks the settlement occurred because the University’s position was “continually sustained by the court.” “Even an aggressive litigant will realize that. The Research Foundation wishes her the best and paid her inventor share and license fees of $20.2 million,” he said. “People need to understand the high cost of bringing pharmaceuticals to the market, the risk of failure and the wisdom at that time of taking present value payment.” During litigation, Kaswan created the Web site to help other professors with patent and technology commercialization questions. Working with the directors of AUTM, Kaswan is also drafting an inventor’s Bill of Rights that colleges and universities will be able to use when signing contracts. “No one will say point blank that UGA made a mistake, but they all say they’ll never do this at their institution,” she said. “AUTM agreed it would be proper to codify how these interactions should be managed. It’s not just UGA — any university could run into the same problem. This should make the next wave of administrators more sensitive.” Kaswan said she also spends her time talking to universities and technology transfer offices about legislation that could further complicate the patent process. “It’s almost like a hose. Anywhere there could be a pinch point that stops the



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S Restasis, a popular eye drop drug, has brought in millions of dollars to the University, but that cash flow is about to come to an end. medical drug because others don’t generate money that high.” One of the technology commercialization specialists trying to find the answer is Sohail Malik, director of the TCO office. “At the end of the day, the money we make goes back into the research,” Malik said. “That’s the wonderful part of this program — learning early about the new technologies, new drugs, new ideas in the sciences. Professors produce their creative ideas, and exciting challenges keep emerging.” Malik discussed a few technologies in the next group up for commercialization — a shade-tolerant turf grass, alternative fuels and a poultry vaccine. TifSport, a Bermuda turf grass created by geneticist Wayne Hanna at the University’s Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Tifton, is being used on some of the soccer fields in South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. “This turf grass is a big deal. People don’t appreciate how much politics go on behind the scenes,” Malik said. “Local grass was being used on the fields, and they weren’t open to using outside grass, but we were able to convince them. Our grass is on the Durban field for one of the semifinal games. The entire world will be watching.” Despite the many possibilities on the market, it’s tough to find a huge success, especially with phar-

maceutical drugs, Malik said. He estimated it takes about $1 billion to push a drug from discovery in a lab to clinical trials and finally to commercialization. “Only major pharmaceutical companies can invest like this. Why invest that much unless you have some chance of success?” he said. “The government and University don’t invest money in trials. A company buys the technology to do more in human or animal elaborated trials. It’s a cycle partnership with the government, the University and the industry.” Commercializing research is especially difficult as even major pharmaceutical companies are struggling. “The economy is hurting everyone,” Malik said. “Companies used to invest at earlier stages of the technology, but the economic challenges have forced them to invest more carefully.” With pharmaceutical companies losing income from major patents as well — Pfizer losing Lipitor in 2010 and Viagra in 2012 — everyone’s starting back at the ground level. “The major pharmaceutical hits that you see only come once in awhile because they take awhile to develop,” Malik said. “We certainly have exciting technologies right now, but if they become the next Restasis and how long that will take is yet to be seen.”


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Cowboys on campus for ‘greatest show on dirt’ By DALLAS DUNCAN THE RED & BLACK The University Block & Bridle Club’s Great Southland Stampede Rodeo made its way back to Athens Thursday for a weekend promising to be better than any eight-second ride. Touted as the “Greatest Show on Dirt,” the 36th annual GSSR kicked off Thursday morning with Special Events Rodeo at the Livestock Teaching Arena, where University student rodeo athletes performed for a crowd of about 1,600 local grade-school students. “It’s a chance for us to interact with the kids and educate them about the rodeo industry,” said Jessie Turk, special events rodeo chairwoman and a senior from Gillsville. “It’s just something for us to do that’s free and fun.” Josh Whitworth, a junior from Bainbridge and livestock chairman, was one of the bull riders at Thursday morning’s event. “Today would have been my first ride,” he said. “I lasted probably a total of two seconds, about the same as the other bull riders.” To place in a professional bull-riding event, athletes must last at least eight seconds on the animal. “I came out alive, so I

BUDGET: Regents to ‘minimize’ cuts’ pain

guess I’m alright,” Whitworth said. In addition to watching University students and their friends rope and ride in their boots, chaps and cowboy hats, spectators were entertained by both a professional rodeo clown and two Block & Bridle clowns. “This is the first time I’ve done it,” said Traci Bland, merchandise cochairwoman and a senior from Jacksonville, who entertained the crowd as a rodeo clown. “We knew there’d be dead time between events.” Bland said she enjoyed making kids laugh and keeping the energy in the arena up as University students and friends volunteered their time and talents. Turk said she was given $2,000 to spend on Special Events Rodeo, and she came in under budget, despite having to provide for a crowd double that of last year’s. Ashley Buford, rodeo chairwoman and a senior from Cordele, said there were more attendees because Block & Bridle invited schools from surrounding counties after the group realized this weekend preceded AthensClarke County students

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¢From Page 1 of the student protests at the state Capitol last month was to make legislators understand real people would be affected by the cuts. “I hope we let them know collectively that we are concerned about the situation,” she said. “I hope that in every step in the process, the student voice is at the table and considered. I’d like to think that our efforts made some difference overall.” Millsaps said the Regents are aware of who the budget cuts affect, and they try to sympathize with those concerns. “We’re striving to first and foremost protect the mission of the University System by trying to minimize the pain and burden faculty and students are facing,” Millsaps said. “We may not have been able to completely shield them from that burden, but that is ultimately what we strive for.” As students and faculty wait for the finalized budget, Millsaps said the Regents will work to create the University System’s plan. “Clearly, we understand what the state budget picture looks like, and we understand we have to share in some of the pain that everyone is facing,” Millsaps said. “We continue to emphasize that education is not a cost, but an investment in the future.”

CORRECTIONS In Thursday, April 15’s Crime Notebook, Karla Schott was mistakenly identified as the student who called a hazing hot line to report incidents of hazing. The anonymous caller named Schott as the pledge who was allegedly hazed. Also, the call occurred on April 10, not April 12 as reported. The Red & Black regrets these errors. The Red & Black is committed to journalistic excellence and providing the most accurate news possible. Contact us if you see an error, and we will do our best to correct it. Editor-in-Chief: Chelsea Cook (706) 433-3027 Managing Editor: Daniel Burnett (706) 433-3026

taking the CRCT standardized test. She said the group thought teachers would be less likely to take students on a field trip right before the important test — but the projected 400 attendees suddenly became 1,600. Buford said one rodeo sponsor spoke with elementary school teachers throughout the rodeo and received very positive feedback from those in attendance. Thursday night marked the start of the three-night professional rodeo. Professional athletes came to the event in order to compete for prizes up to $2,000. GSSR is the only student-run Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeo in the country, Buford said. She said it costs $80,000 to put on, with half the money coming from ticket sales and the other half from selling sponsorships and vendor spaces. GSSR has been a PRCA rodeo since 1974, though it technically started in 1972. “This year we are asking the Athens community, ‘Are you tough enough?’” Buford said. Thursday night was student night, and the theme


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involved asking attendees if they were tough enough to be bulldogs. Buford said Block & Bridle teamed up with Relay for Life and advertised heavily on campus. The group also had a competition to see which Greek organization had the most attendees. Tonight, spectators are asked if they are tough enough to wear pink. For every person wearing pink, Buford said $1 will be donated to breast cancer research. Saturday night, members of the military, firefighters and members of the police force will be honored as Block & Bridle asks the crowd if they are tough enough to serve. “It’s a fun event amongst the rodeo world,” Buford said. “It’s the one and only event of its kind.”

JESSE WALKER | The Red & Black

S Rachel Patrick shows off her rodeo skills in the Block & Bridle Club’s Great Southland Stampede Rodeo. The rodeo, which began Thursday and runs through Saturday night, features both student and professional athletes.


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Spring season time for enjoying Athens Y B our step is a little lighter. A smile comes a little easier. It’s springtime in Athens. With the temperature warming, University students see a glimpse of summer, maybe forgetting the doldrums of grey weather plaguing the Athens skies in the past few months. So, what can you do to embrace the sun without busting your budget? Here is a list of my favorite springtime sprawls: — Botanical Gardens: With the proposed budget cuts, the Botans soon might be undergoing some extreme changes. But for now, bring that flirtatious relationship with the boy or girl in your class to the great romantic outdoors. Cost: Free. — Intramural Fields: The IM fields allow you to be active and truly embrace the spring. Grab a Frisbee, steal a dog and gather some of your most fun friends for an afternoon of play. If you can find the fireplace, enjoy late night bonfires complete with toasted marshmallows and streaming guitars. Cost: $2.49 for a bag of marshmallows. — Restaurants: Some restaurants in Athens really make us think about spring. Cali ’n Titos on Lumpkin Street is always packed with college students and families. Famously BYOB, Cali ’n Titos is the place to go with a group of friends and a cooler for some cheap but still good un-authentic Cuban cuisine. Taqueria del Sol on Prince Avenue has created a fun atmosphere



for college students and families alike. Cheap tacos and breezy seating make for the perfect springtime dining experience. Cost: under $10 without alcohol. — Downtown: Nothing makes us love Athens as much as downtown in the spring. With the trees in bloom and shop doors wide open, everyone is friendlier downtown in the spring. Go window shopping and stop by Yoguri for a healthy but delicious snack. If you want to go all out, Ben and Jerry’s always makes a great springtime treat. — Twilight: Don’t leave Athens without going to Twilight at least once. Even if you are not into bike racing, this Athens staple occurs every April. Nothing is more exciting than watching for crashes and running across the track during the race. — Farmer’s Market: Embrace the local culture with some fresh food! The Athens farmer’s market is a collection of the finest produce from dozens of local growers and craftsmen. Every Saturday morning — 8 to noon — from May 8 to Nov. 20 at Bishop Park. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Check The Red & Black each week for more events throughout the spring. — Brittany Hall is a senior from Marietta majoring in magazines


E-mail and letters from our readers

Civil War not fought to maintain slavery Humility lacking in ‘slackers’ column

I would like to address some of the “deodorized” proclamations of the South’s past in Mr. Clark Stancil’s column, “Southerners must accept sins of past,” on Thursday, April 15. I hate to burst every progressive or politically correct person’s bubble, but to suggest that the “Civil War” was fought only because of slavery is historically inaccurate. Even the name “Civil War” is misleading, since the war wasn’t about two sides fighting to run the central government. The South attempted a peaceful secession from federal control in the Civil War, an ambition no different from the original American plea for independence from Britain. If the original American ideal of federalism and constitutionalism had survived to 1860, then why would the South want to secede? There was an issue that loomed larger than any other in that year: the Northern tariff. I am a proud Southerner, and I love and cherish the history of Georgia and this country as a whole. But to suggest that “the cornerstone of the Confederacy was racism” and its mission was to preserve slavery is historically inaccurate. The folks who refuse to accept this are the one’s who “deodorize” history. Not the other way around.

Though Ms. Brittany Binowski’s class attendance, studying, assignment completion, grades, campus involvement, GPA, confidence, self-motivated hard work, intellectual thought, effort, motivation to succeed, worthiness and realization of her hard work and where she is today is certainly impressive, her misguided and egotistical article is embarrassing. First, in her column, “Seasoned slackers help image of peers” (April 15), she should be angry with those who are not as dedicated, hardworking and motivated as she is. These people might make her résumé look better, but they bring down the overall quality and reputation of the University. Her résumé will not look nearly as impressive when employers learn her accomplishments are merely the result of her classmates skipping class, sleeping late and drinking. Second, The Red & Black is not a personal diary. When Ms. Binowski reads this “article” in 20 years to remind herself how awesome she was in college, I hope she realizes that the one attribute she conspicuously did not use to describe herself — humble.

JEFF FITZPATRICK JR Alumnus, Savannah Housing and consumer economics

MICHAEL RAFI Graduate student Rumson, N.J. School of Law

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ow many times have you cried over them? Countless. How many times have you battled insomnia because their face won’t leave your mind? Plenty. How many times have you got over them? That happens only once and it feels better than all the happy times — if you can recall any — combined. How do you finally realize what your friends, even their friends, have already screamed at you? Why didn’t you listen before? You just knew you were right. But you weren’t right, were you? And now you’ve finally grasped what busloads of people have warned you. They. Aren’t. Good. For. You. Possibly not right for anyone who has a beating heart and flourishes in sunlight, but definitely not for you. Aside from the few rare cases of hoarders living in New York amongst stacks of old newspapers and cardboard cutouts of their long lost love, most people eventually get over the one who got away. Eventually. But no one ever says how many days you’ll have to trudge the sidewalks of downtown, masquerading with a happy face so your friends will get off your back about being in such a slump — only to be Señorita Shifty Eyes once you hit East Clayton.

News Editor: Carey O’Neil Associate News Editor: Mimi Ensley Sports Editor: Rachel G. Bowers Variety Editor: Courtney Smith Photo Editor: Katherine Poss Design Editors: Lauren Bellamy, Haley Temple Copy Editor: Beth Pollak Recruitment Editor: Brittany Binowski Editorial Cartoonist: Bill Richards Editorial Adviser: Ed Morales Editorial Assistant: Casey Bridgeman Senior Reporter: Carolyn Crist

God forbid you run into each other. There are no secrets I can divulge on the matter of getting over that special someone — that would be the blind leading the blind. I do recommend you go about it a different way than I did. I’m just another casualty in a very thick black book. Not one to cause a fuss — just a name with 10 digits below it. I knew this all along. Which should have been enough reason to pack up my feelings and skedaddle, but I didn’t, and you know why? Some people like drama. They do. Do I want the sweet guy who will always listen to my problems and never stray? Hell no. I want the bad boy I’m embarrassed to introduce to my father. The one that makes my friends go, “Ooo, really girl? Why?” I want the fixer-upper, I want the one that’s broken, I want a challenge! I’m not the only one either — just watch Channel 13 at about 4 p.m. on a weekday. There are people like me on every episode. Maury... Jerry... That bald secu-

— Samantha Shelton is a senior from Auburn majoring in newspapers and women’s studies

Change drinking age to increase graduation


magine walking downtown in Athens on a Saturday night. In stark contrast to the usual gaggle of police waiting like sharks outside the local bars, you see University-funded vans to make sure all students — from freshmen to seniors — get home safely. On a related note, in any state of Georgia high school, a struggling student decides to stick it out and get his diploma. Although these two images might seem unassociated, I believe both are possible. We simply need to change the drinking age to high school graduation day and to the age of 21 for those who don’t. After graduation, a new driver’s license would be issued permitting the consumption of alcohol. This would keep alcohol out of the hands of high school students — a drawback of lowering the drinking age to 18 — and boost graduation rates that stand at 70 percent nationally. On the UGA campus, it has become controversial for school officials to advocate “Don’t ask, don’t tell” safe ride programs. I would like someone to explain how this aids the stated purpose of the raised drinking age — namely that of safety? We have swerved far off course from our original aim. The drink-

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rity guy who used to work for Jerry. Folks like me are always on these shows — see? I’m not alone. And honestly, if you think about it, why would these jerky, awful people exist in society if people like me weren’t supposed to fall for them? I mean, at the end of the day, don’t those emotional stains deserve someone to love them too? Well, of course! We’re taught that we should be nice to everyone; prejudging people is out of the question and you can just go ahead and forget about discriminating. What, you cheated on your girlfriend with me? One would logically assume that sets the precedence for you to cheat on moi in the future — well, forget logic! Everyone deserves to be loved. My friends just hate you because they’re jealous. They’re bored in their perfect relationships where everything is rainbows and unicorns. They have never been introduced to the skin-searing thrill of not knowing when the other might text you. They haven’t experienced the sheer ecstasy of seeing the man who woke up in their bed that morning with his arm around a different girl downtown ... the same night. Oh, what you boring, happy couples are missing out on.

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TRAM JONES ing age prevents authorities from addressing drunk driving and binge drinking head on. Many will say that the raised drinking age has reduced drunk driving deaths. Though the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tells us that the percentage of fatal crashes involving alcohol has dropped 43 percent for 19-yearolds and 33 percent for 20-year-olds over the last 25 years, a higher drinking age is not the reason. According to Alcohol Problems and Solutions, for all ages, traffic fatalities with alcohol have dropped about 35 percent from 1982 to 2005. In essence, drunk driving fatalities in underage people has fallen primarily because of tougher enforcement and penalties than the increased drinking age. Next, let’s also make the not-soridiculous leap of logic that those who graduate from high school are on average more responsible. By tying alcohol consumption to graduation we allow the more

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dependable citizens the right to drink. Those citizens are likely the ones who are less prone to drink and drive. Whether a bribe or not, an instant incentive for graduation is created, and to see graduation rates jump by 10 percent wouldn’t surprise me. Earning a high school diploma will become a symbol of adulthood and the privileges that come with that passage. Some might say this would lead to increased binge drinking on graduation night, a highly publicized problem in recent years. Before being allowed to consume alcohol, graduates would have to get a new license that indicated that the student had graduated. Hopefully, this calmer coming of age a few days after graduation and most likely still under a parent’s watchful eye would eliminate some of the binge drinking that occurs on many 21st birthday parties. By enacting this initiative, graduation rates increase, parents would be able to aid most students in the transition to alcohol, and colleges could address drunk driving candidly. Is it perfect? No, but it certainly beats the current system. — Tram Jones is a senior from Milton majoring in finance.

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SpringSing honors father’s memory By ASHLEY STRICKLAND THE RED & BLACK Tonight, the power of a capella voices blending in intricate harmonies could lead to the discovery of a cure for cancer. SpringSing 2010, the second annual a capella festival to benefit the American Cancer Society, is being held by the Team Burns Charitable Foundation at the Classic Center. It is all because of the effort of one University senior, his family, The Accidentals — the oldest all-male a capella group on campus — and the charitable organization he runs. SpringSing was born out of the desire to remember a life lost to cancer. All it took was one weekend in Atlanta for Robert Burns’ life to change during his senior year of high school. Burns, his mother, sister and father were visiting for the weekend from their home in Philadelphia. Robert’s father, Ted Burns, experienced a brain hemorrhage during the trip and was forced to stay at Emory Hospital for two critical weeks. He recovered and the Burns family moved to Monroe, Ga., so Robert could start his freshman year at college, beginning first at Morehouse College and then transferring to the University of Georgia. But after a follow-up visit to see his doctor, Mr. Burns discovered he had advanced colon cancer. He was only given a short amount of time to live. Mr. Burns remained his usual self — optimistic and friendly to everyone he encountered. He spent his time with his family and strove to make strangers smile. It was his wish to share his life with others. Only two months after his 50th birthday, Ted Satiek Burns died in August 2008. All of the people he had connected with came together in mourning with the remaining members of the Burns family, and soon a charitable foundation was started to keep his memory alive. Team Burns started in Monroe as a “Relay for Life” group. During his illness, Ted Burns had frequented a local Blockbuster to enjoy his love of movies as well as connect with the employees. Robert started working there soon after, and when his father passed away, his fellow employees knew that Mr. Burns needed to be remembered in some way. A small chapter in Monroe grew to include a student organization at the University, run by Robert and his mother, Leslie. Through different events, Team Burns started raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Robert immediately drew a connection between his two passions at the University, from working with Team Burns to his practices with The Accidentals. The simple idea for a benefit concert led to SpringSing: Voices United for a Cure. Through the combined effort of the Monroe and University chapters of Team Burns, The

TOBIN: Artist prefers the excitement of unknown ¢From Page 1 Tobin fell in love with printmaking in one of her classes. Originally a graphic design major, she liked the creative freedom of printmaking. She likes not having rigid assignments, and not knowing how a piece will turn out until you print. As for this project, Passion Pit and Iron and Wine will be more bands featured in the salon-style show. “It’s very expressionistic of me,” Tobin said. “I love carving wood, I love the process, and the theme is love of music. I’m really excited, it came together like I envisioned it.”


Check out the audio slide show of last year’s event online Accidentals and the Burns family, SpringSing 2010 promises to raise expectations from last year’s festival. SpringSing 2010 is made up of several events. Tonight is the main event, an a capella benefit concert featuring 11 of the nation’s best collegiate and professional groups. Tomorrow, the same groups that perform in the concert will host workshops at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. “There are so many good parts about SpringSing,” said Shane Fuhrman, musical director of The Accidentals and University graduate student. “It’s all about bringing people together on a grander scale that are all in love with music. That is our passion and we can benefit people from the gift we’ve been given.” All of the proceeds from the festival go directly to the American Cancer Society. Burns has been hard at work promoting the event since the fall semester started and his progress is beginning to show. There are more professional a capella groups attending SpringSing this year than last year, and it has attracted the attention of other collegiate a capella groups. But perhaps the most

SPRINGSING 2010 What: Spring Sing 2010: Voices United for a Cure Festival When: 7 tonight Where: The Classic Center What: Spring Sing 2010: Voices United for a Cure When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: School of Music More Information: http:// Video Link: com/watch?v=bHQ3NU3yk4 Price: $15 for benefit concert, $20 for workshop rewarding part was receiving a tribute video to his father. AHMIR, tagged as “the #1 Most Popular R&B Group on Youtube,” produced a video in memory of Ted Burns. They sang a Donny Hathaway classic, “A Song for You,” to remember Mr.

Burns and promote the benefits of SpringSing. The song has special significance for the Burns family — it was a song Mr. Burns once sang to his wife when they were younger. The video, only on Youtube since April 1, has received over 19,000 views. When Robert, his mother and his sister, Myasia, wake up each day, they remember the love and joy that their father and husband brought with his life, and the quest he has inspired them to take. “Working alongside Robert has been a wonderful surprise,” Leslie Burns said. “He thinks anything is possible and that’s how my husband was. We’re in this for the long term and it’s a blessing.” Although Robert is about to graduate, he still has long-term goals for his organization. Robert said Team Burns will always be a part of his life and he will pursue his non-profit work until they discover a cure for cancer. “At first, it was just for


S Student Robert Burns donates all proceeds of SpringSing to the American Cancer Society. my dad, like a tribute to him, but now I see how big it can be,” Robert said. “I don’t want to stop it just where it was last year. I really think this could be

one of the biggest events on campus. So this is what I do, and I enjoy it because I have the satisfaction of knowing the magnitude of what we’re doing.”


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Fluke festival hosts mini art, comics By ADAM CARLSON THE RED & BLACK

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S Patrons of the festival will receive a free copy of the 2010 Fluke anthology which includes this panel by local artist Drew Weing.

Among the tables of artwork and crowds of people, there is talent to be seen and money to be made at the Fluke minicomics festival. “[The festival] is a local art scene,” said Patrick Dean, who took over co-organizing the event in its second year. “There are a lot of really talented artists here, and a lot of them do comics.” The six-hour long showcase gathers a wide range of local artists, local comicfans and interested out-oftowners. In particular, Fluke draws a large chunk of its attendance from the stu-

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Defense keeping bag of tricks closed for now Thompkins By NICK PARKER THE RED & BLACK Todd Grantham promised an “aggressive, attacking” style of defense when he was announced as Georgia’s new defensive coordinator. The schematic shakeups served as music to the ears of a fan base desperately hoping for a departure from the bend-but-don’t-break, conservative defense employed during the reign of former defensive coordinator Willie Martinez. And the public’s first viewing of Grantham’s new alignment and philosophical change came with impressive results in Saturday’s G-Day Scrimmage. The 17-7 game was largely a defensive slugfest, with two of the game’s three touchdowns coming against the second-string defense. But little of the defense that will take the field in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette was actually on display in the G-Day Scrimmage. That was by design, though, with Richt and staff

hoping to leave little worthwhile film for opponents to study in preparation for the unknowns that Georgia fans hoped to see last Saturday. “You only saw a fraction of it. We didn’t open it up on the offense. We knew if we would have thrown a couple more plays, they probably wouldn’t even have had that first touchdown,” defensive end Demarcus Dobbs said. “We only showed a fraction of what were going to do.” Added safety Jakar Hamilton after the G-Day game: “Whew, y’all didn’t see nothing. There’s so much to our defense that you couldn’t even think of. Coach Grantham is a really smart coach and he’s really got a game plan this year for this football team.” With the limited showcase on display Saturday, will there really be change in a defense that was No. 64 in the country last season after giving away 25.9 points per game? “A lot more blitzing,” linebacker Justin Houston said. “You never know who is coming,” defensive end Kiante Tripp said. “You’ve

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8 | Friday, April 16, 2010 | The Red & Black

Diamond Dogs face hot Arkansas pitcher

Clark, Gym Dogs to ‘move forward’


By MICHAEL FITZPATRICK THE RED & BLACK When a team as steeped in tradition and as used to winning as the Gym Dogs fail to advance to Nationals, the usual questions begin to come to the foreground. The fans, so used to winning, expect national titles. They expect unblemished seasons. Failure is unacceptable, and not advancing to Nationals is a disgrace. How could this happen?, they might ask. They want answers and accountability. Unfortunately, Georgia head coach Jay Clark doesn’t have the answers as to why this season took such a tailspin. But he doesn’t make excuses. “There are all kind of things you can blame it on, but I don’t know if that’s even productive,� Clark said in his office. “It’s not acceptable to any of us. Not just our fans, not just to our administration, and it’s not acceptable to me that this team did not qualify for the national championships.� The Gym Dogs were a changed team this season. Gone were what Clark called “the Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, the best one-two punch our sport has ever seen,� in the graduated Courtney Kupets and Tiffany Tolnay, respectively. To continue the analogy, gone too was the Phil Jackson of coaching in Suzanne Yoculan. But the expectations were still there, and if anything, they expanded. Clark said he knew this team was “not going to run away and leave people behind,� but knew his team was strong enough to be considered for a title. He was proud of how his team fought all season long, through injuries and perceptions from outside of Athens. “They fought hard,� Clark said. “I will always be grateful to this team because these seniors were put in a tough spot. Not only coming out of winning five straight national championships — so the expectations on them were already going to be super-high — but their coach was gone and they never wavered.� As an assistant, Clark’s relationships with the team was different in almost every conceivable way than as the head coach. He was able to be more of a friend or “big brother� to the team and serve as a buffer between

the team and Yoculan. When Yoculan came down hard and heavy on her team, which she was known to do, it was Clark that helped ease the blow. Not anymore, as now it was Clark who had to “be the heavy.� “I had to shift gears while still maintaining the relationships I had with them and they had to shift gears and that was tough,� he said. The loss still stings for Clark and the Gym Dogs, but Clark said he believes it’s the only way to move forward. “We are all disappointed and heartbroken for the program and these seniors that don’t get a do-over,� he said. “There’s a reason the rear-view mirror is smaller than the windshield, because what’s behind you isn’t as important as what’s ahead of you. We are going to move forward, but we aren’t going to be dismissive of the mistakes we made, and not let them happen again.�


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State last weekend in Starkville, Miss., the program’s first-ever road Just how lopsided was sweep of MSU. the Diamond Dogs’ (11-22, Georgia has won five of 3-9 SEC) loss Wednesday the last seven meetings to Georgia Tech? between the two SEC powThe 25 runs the Yellow ers, but the Razorbacks Jackets piled on the have been practically flawBulldogs at Foley Field less at Baum Stadium this eclipsed the 24 points that season, posting an impresTech managed to score sive 20-3 home record. against the Bulldogs on the Zach Cone and the other football field in Georgia’s Bulldog bats will look to win this past season. apply the brakes to the Wednesday night’s 25-6 Razorbacks win streak drubbing at the hands of tonight against Arkansas’ the Georgia Tech left-handed ace Yellow Jackets, is Drew Smyly, who one that the has been practically Diamond Dogs will unhittable in 2010 want and need to with a 1.99 ERA in forget as soon as his eight appearpossible. ances. However, they will Georgia will have have little time to their top starter on lick their wounds, as the mound tonight the Dogs jump as well: right-handstraight back into GRIMM er Justin Grimm, the fire today when who was stellar in they head to Fayetteville, his last outing, giving up Ark., for a three-game SEC just four hits in eight weekend series against the innings of work in Georgia’s No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks 4-1 loss to Ole Miss last (28-6, 9-3 SEC). Friday. And there may not be a Grimm, who has been team in the country hotter impressive in SEC play right now than the SEC- with a 3.16 ERA in four West leaders, the starts, will need to stay on Razorbacks. track tonight for the The Razorbacks wel- Bulldogs, who will need to come Georgia to town rid- pick up their first SEC ing an eight-game win series win of the season to streak, including a three- stay in the hunt for an SEC game sweep of Mississippi tournament berth.


Turns out, SEC softball is not all that brutal. After jumping out to a mediocre 6-6 start in the conference, the No. 11 Georgia softball team is beginning to reap the benefits of a front-heavy schedule that has eased up in recent weeks. The Bulldogs kicked off their conference run against three teams with winning records in the SEC: No. 5 Alabama, No. 18 Tennessee and Arkansas. However, the remaining teams on the back end of the schedule are a collective 17-30 in SEC play. After sweeping Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Georgia (33-8, 11-6 SEC) will have another opportunity for a sweep this weekend against a middle-of- HADLEY the-pack Auburn squad. Auburn (23-17, 6-11 SEC) has struggled matching up with top competition this season, being swept by No. 4 Florida, No. 13 LSU and Alabama en route to seven of its 11 conference losses. The rival Tigers will have to be prepared to face any pitcher entering the weekend, as the Bulldogs have found contributions from nearly their entire pitching staff in the midst of an eight-game winning streak. Pitchers Sarah McCloud, Alanna Hadley, Erin Arevalo and Alison Owen

GEORGIA VS. AUBURN When: Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Where: Georgia Softball Complex Price: Free for students have all seen action within the last eight contests, with each earning at least one win. During that stretch, Hadley (1-0) notched her first win of her Georgia career in a 6-0 victory over Ole Miss. The junior transfer from Dacula has struggled at times during the year — earning a 4.57 ERA in four appearances — but her experience could prove invaluable at providing depth as the Bulldogs shoot for another extended postseason run. Hadley and the rest of the pitching staff should benefit by facing one of the weakest lineups in the conference — the Tigers are tenth in batting average (.246), ninth in runs scored (143) and third in strikeouts. But the series will undoubtedly be decided by the battle between each teams’ strengths — Georgia’s hitting facing Auburn’s pitching. The Bulldogs’ ever-dangerous lineup will square off against a pitching staff sporting the conference’s second-lowest ERA. If All-American Taylor Schlopy and the Bulldog lineup can put up runs at their usual pace (7.12 runs per game), then each game in the series could be decided early.

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April 16, 2010 Issue of The Red & Black