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Red& Black THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012



Which university employee stole a $14,000 forklift? FIND THE ANSWER IN NEWS, 2A



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The sun is setting Dangerous Roads The student who got hit by a drunk driver while riding his bike last week is still in the hospital. Reports say he has serious bodily harm due to massive head trauma. After the incident, he was admitted to intensive care. Check redandblack. com for updates.


Lobbying for results The University spent $370,000 on lobbying expenses last year. But it received more than $460 million in research grants in the same year. It has reported more on lobbying expenses in the past four years than ever before — an increase that could be due to more disclosure.



Franklin Residential College residents reminisce on Rutherford, their community and their move. NEWS 5A

Global grades

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Grades in summer 2011 study abroad classes reached high levels, with more than 50 percent of classes having a 4.0 average. With class structure and rigor left up to professors, classes often lack uniform regulation and grading. But some professors say this may be necessary for a course abroad.


University police say they are not out for students — unless you are ‘playing frogger in the roadway.’ NEWS 3A

Fun Philanthropies Not all fraternities raise money for the biggest philanthropies on campus. Some give up the chance to donate to cancer research in order to keep things more local — and see exactly where their efforts and their money go.


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"What to do with a Women's Studies Major." What: Speech before the 19th Annual Women's Studies Student Symposium When: 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Where: MLC 250 Cost: Free Dawgs After Dark: Up All Night What: Event including board games, a pillow fight arena and blitz ball When: 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Where: Ramsey Student Center Cost: $5, Free for fees-paid students

Franklin College Dean Presentation What: Lecture from Joel L. Martin, candidate for Franklin Dean When: 8:45 a.m. Where: Georgia Center Cost: Free

SATURDAY Architecture Lecture What: Stephen T. Ayers, Capitol architect, gives his keynote speech for the Preservation South Conference When: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Chapel

SUNDAY Tate Center Movie What: "Unforgiven" (1992) When: 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Where: Tate Theater Cost: $2; $1 for fees-paid students with valid UGACard


TUESDAY Ecosystem Ecology Faculty Candidate Seminar What: Lixin Wang from the University of New South Wales, Australia speaks on the "interplay between soil, water and vegetation" When: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: Ecology Building Auditorium Cost: Free

WEDNESDAY Author Presentation What: Author Naima Johnston Bush gives her presentation “Confessions of a Big Girl — Reflections on Fat, Faith and Femininity” covering topics based on her new book When: South PJ Auditorium, S306 Where: Memorial Hall Ballroom Cost: Free


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University sociology professor arrested for intoxication

Missing former University student found dead

A University professor was arrested Friday afternoon outside of the The Globe Bar and charged with public drunkenness, according to a University police report. Thomas L. McNulty, 52, was arrested after an officer observed him stumble into the roadway and head to his vehicle parked in front of the Globe. McNulty is an associate professor of sociology at the University and has worked at the University since 1996. The officer watched McNulty attempt to unlock the door of his vehicle, but he could not keep his balance, according to the report. McNulty was then asked by the officer to show his ID. The officer asked him what he was thinking trying to drive home, and McNulty replied, “I was stupid,” according to the report. McNulty could not provide the officer with a phone number of someone who could pick him up. The officer waited as the professor thought of a number he could call and finally answered “706-247” and repeated “247” until he gave up. McNulty was then arrested and taken to Clarke County Jail.

Police found the body of 25-year-old Charles Steven Parker in a well outside of Athens on Monday, according to reports by the Atlanta JournalConstitution. GBI officials told the AJC the death has been ruled a homicide. Parker, who was identified by a distinctive tattoo, attended the University for two years starting in 2004. He was reported missing on Jan. 16. He was last seen in PARKER Athens, where he had visited to look at property for a possible business deal. The body was pulled from the well, located off Sandy Cross Road in Lexington, around 6 p.m. on Monday, the AJC reported. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Anyone with information on this case can contact the GBI Athens Office at 706-552-2309.

A University student was arrested Thursday afternoon by University police and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects, obstruction and tampering with evidence, according to a University police report. Jonathan Gray, 19, was arrested after trying to flush a plastic bag with marijuana down a toilet in Brumby Hall. Officers responded to a call about an individual smoking marijuana in the West Campus Parking Deck. Another officer gave chase to Gray after he fled the deck and saw him run into the Brumby Hall men’s bathroom. Gray was observed by the officer trying to flush a clear plastic baggy with marijuana in it down the toilet, according to the report. The officer then retrieved the marijuana from the toilet. Gray was placed under arrested and searched. Officers then transported Gray to Clarke County Jail. “Emotionally, I feel it was a crazy experience,” Gray told The Red & Black Monday. “I don’t feel as though I should be charged with four misdemeanors for smoking some grass.”

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Students perform in the UGA Opera Theater's dress rehearsal of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta "The Pirates of Penzance." The show ran at the Fine Arts Theater from Feb. 17 - 19. EVAN STICHLER/Staff

University employee arrested for the theft of 22,000-pound forklift A University employee was arrested on Friday and charged with theft for a forklift belonging to Patton Brothers Construction, according to a University police report. George Burton Smith, 56, was arrested and charged with felony theft for taking the forklift. Smith is employed as a boiler operator at the University steam shop. The forklift was last seen on Jan. 15 at the University steam plant, according to the report. The machinery is valued at $14,000. Smith declined to comment on the case when contacted Monday evening.

Princeton Review ranks Univ. as top 10 best value school The University sits at No. 8 on this year’s Princeton Review list for best value public colleges. The list consists of 75 best value public schools and 75 best value private schools, according to the Princeton Review’s website. The schools are selected through an analysis of data and student surveys taken from 650 colleges and universities. Also on the best value list are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at No. 1, the University of Virginia at No. 2 and the New College of Florida sitting at No. 3, among others. An online list of colleges and universities that can be found on the Princeton Review's website. In addition to ranking highly on the Princeton Review Best Value Colleges list, the University also ranked No. 6 on Kiplinger’s list of 100 best value public colleges and universities.

College IDs could be appropriate identification for polls The Georgia House of Representatives is trying to make it easier for university students to vote in November’s election. Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan introduced a bill in the House that would allow ID cards from universities to be accepted as appropriate identification at the polls. The bill passed 122 to 35, and it is now heading for debate in the state Senate. As of now, Georgia’s law requires voters to present an appropriate photo ID at the polls, but college IDs are not on the list. As a public institution, the UGA Card already MORGAN acts as an acceptable photo ID to vote at the polls. It seems unlikely that a Georgia student already registered at a college would lack an acceptable form of ID to vote.


Campus police ‘reactive’ 344 fewer drinking arrests than ACC BY JOSH JOHNSON The Red & Black University police hold students accountable. University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said blaming the police for being after University students is an easy excuse, but police are much more reactive than proactive in arresting students. Williamson said University police’s underage arrests could be five to six times higher than they already are. “For all of 2011, we arrested 234 people for underage possession of alcohol,” he said. “That’s what we typically see most students arrested for, and there’s normally a set of events that get us there.” Williamson said in comparison the Athens-Clarke County Police department arrested 578 individuals for underage possession in 2011. Both departments arrested a total of 802 individuals for the year — just a little more than two arrests a night between both. Not all of those numbers indicate University students, Williamson said. They just indicate the number of people under 21. Ryan Ritenour, a sophomore marketing major, said he thinks University police sit outside of bars and wait for students to come outside but also thinks they are doing their job. “I think they’re doing their job 75 percent of the time and 25 percent just looking for arrests,” he said. “If you’re going crazy, you should be arrested.” Williamson said the police are here to help students, but the biggest problem with students drinking is when individuals overconsume and make bad decisions. “When they make those bad decisions, it results in them coming into contact with the police in one of two ways,” he said. “Either as a victim where they have been victimized

University police leaving the station. Some students say making money may be the most important issue to the department. Others say they have never had bad experiences with the officers, and those who do are ‘starting a scene.’ EVAN STICHLER/Staff or as an offender.” Williamson said when students overconsume alcohol they can become targets for crimes downtown they may not otherwise be susceptible to because of the criminal element that exists. Students are more likely to be taken advantage of sexually, extorted for cab fares or stolen from. Patrick McBride, a sophomore economics major, said he has never had a bad experience with University police downtown. “Honestly, I’ve never been bothered by one or spoken to one downtown,” he said. “I think they are smart about laying off on kids downtown that are underage.” McBride also said individuals that are starting a scene, fighting and being irresponsible should be arrested. Williamson said police do not readily know students are underage though, and police normally only find students to be underage after they attract attention to themselves. “When we see you walking down the sidewalk with a parking gate on your shoulder, you’re stealing a sign, passed out in the bushes, in a fight with somebody, throwing

rocks at a car or you’re playing frogger in the roadway, that’s going to get our attention,” he said. Williamson said even if it does not get the police’s attention, it will most likely get another individual’s attention who will then get the police involved. He also said how people see police depends on which side of the fence they sit on because the majority of the cases that the police deal with are responses to someone’s complaint. Williamson said if someone is bothering an individual and police arrest them, then the individual is probably going to think the officer is a pretty good person because the police helped out with the problem. “If you find the person that we helped, UGA police are good people and helped out a lot,” he said. “You find someone that we arrested, and if they are not willing to self reflect, they are going to say, ‘They are jerks, and I can’t stand them.’” Williamson said it really just depends on the interaction an individual has with the police that determines his or her perspective, and there is no easy way to make


arrests and tickets positive other than by treating the individual with respect. “We socialize everyone to immediately think that there is a negative connotation, and rightly so to a degree,” he said. “I can see from a human perspective we are, because we are the ones who write tickets and arrest people.” He said what people think and their perspectives of the police are hard to control because of this, but he uses complaints and compliments to gauge how police are doing. Last year, University police received about 15 documented complaints and 50 compliments, according to Williamson. Most of the documented complaints dealt with parking issues — where an individual did not think they had parked illegally and were towed — and very few dealt with things other than traffic incidents. The compliments, however, ranged from “thank you” notes from parents, students and organizations all expressing their appreciation for the help and services of the police. One person even gave University police a basket with two homemade pecan pies, other baked goods and fruits to say thanks. Williamson said bars are responsible for underage drinking and are some of the main culprits for enabling students to buy alcohol underage. Williamson also said fake IDs are also a problem that complicates the issue of underage drinking. “This is a multifaceted problem,” he said. “We have county police, we have bars trying to do stuff, and we have got the police arresting people who have fake IDs in their possession and people who are making fake IDs, who are making businesses’ jobs much tougher.” Stephen Cunningham, a management information systems major from Warner Robbins, said revenue was the most important issue for University police. “They know underage students are going into bars, and they allow them to do it,” he said. “Bars allow the students to drink, because revenue is most important.” Williamson said even if the legal drinking age was done away with, University police would still arrest the same number of people. Instead of being charged with underage possession, Williamson said people would still be charged with disorderly conduct or other related charges. “We’re still going to arrest the same number of people because of overconsumption,” he said. “So the way to deal with this is that people start consuming responsibly and moderately.” Williamson said if people drink that way then there will be less opportunity to come into contact with police. Even the police chief himself was scared of the police when he was a student. “I mean I was scared of the police when I was their age,” he said. “The police unfortunately represent authority, and when you’re doing things you know you shouldn’t be doing, there’s always that concern.”

Univ. insurance costs Forum aids community $3.6 million per month BY BRIANA GERDEMAN The Red & Black

Doesn’t cover departmentowned vehicles Editor’s Note: Around this time of the year, discussions of budget cuts and tuition increases circle the University. With increasing costs, The Red & Black is taking a look at the University as a house and the bills it would have to pay. BY RAISA HABERSHAM The Red & Black Just like a typical household, the University must insure its property — but it receives all but typical rates. The University pays lower insurance premiums on buildings than most, by comparison, said Kathy McCarty, assistant director for administrative services. She said the University pays 9 cents per $100 value. “You compare that for say what your parents pay for home owner’s value, and you’ll see that 9 cents per $100 value is very inexpensive.” To calculate the amount the University pays monthly in insurance, McCarty said they divide the value of all University property and buildings by the $100 value. The result is then multiplied by 9 cents to get the cost paid per month on insurance. The University pays $3.6 million every month on building insurance, which covers all University properties. The entire University is worth nearly $4 billion in buildings alone. Insurance costs are low partly due to the fact that the University is covered by the Department of Administrative Services, a

UNIVERSITY HOUSE BILLS Electricity: $20 million

OPEN HOUSE state government agency. “The fact that we’re in the family of state government and because state government covers itself, what we do wind up having to pay is a very competitive rate,” said Tim Burgess, senior vice president of finance and administration. Since the University is a part of the Board of Regents, a government agency, it receives the benefits associated with being covered by the state. “We would get a discount because we’re a piece of the state of Georgia,” he said. “In some cases we might get a discount because we’re large.” While there are discounts, insurance costs do vary slightly from year to year depending on how much is paid for worker’s compensation and building value, Burgess said. “It’s basically how you pay insurance for your home,” he said. “You pay insurance on your home based on the value and risk associated with it.” One way of lowering costs is enrolling lab technicians and Physical Plant employees in safety programs, said Tom Gausvik, associate vice president of human resources. While there is training in place to decrease worker’s compensation, claims still persist and vary in costs due the nature of the claim. Medical claims’ costs vary based on treatment and work time lost, Gausvik said, adding that the employee may receive replacement income of up to two-thirds of his or her gross income. “At the employee claims

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After brainstorming 50 social issues, Student Government Association’s Freshman Forum narrowed the list to five. The 75 students in the group, one developed within SGA in 2007 to create freshman leaders, divided into groups to tackle different social problems.

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level, this could be as low as the cost of a doctor’s office visit,” Gausvik said. “On the other hand, it could be the cost of a catastrophic injury involving inpatient hospital stay, ongoing treatment, and long-term inability to work.” Another reason insurance costs are perhaps low may be because Campus Transit doesn’t have full coverage on its buses. “For damages done to our buses that are selfinflicted, we repair it ourselves,” said Ron Hamlin, Campus Transit manager. “The total repaired costs doesn’t come to what it would cost to have full coverage.” Hamlin said the buses aren’t covered for collisions, since there are few accidents. Campus Transit pays $1 per $1,000 in value, which Hamlin said would amount to roughly $100,000 per year. The most expensive accident Hamlin said he could remember was one that cost $40,000. Burgess said, ultimately, the University’s affiliation with the state agency is what drives costs down. “Overall because we’re buying underneath an umbrella policy for our rates, they are going to be cheaper than what an individual pays,” Burgess said.

Motivating students Sean Gilrain, leader of the group working with unmotivated students, said the project will try motivate Athens middle-schoolers to come to the University. “We knew that going to the University of Georgia is a privilege,” he said. “We wanted to make sure that kids in the area knew that was a realistic goal. It’s one they have to work for, but it’s a possibility.” Gilrain and other members will work with the Clarke Middle School principal to identify about 30 marginal students who are capable of dong well but need inspiration. Those students will visit the University for a daylong tour including a seminar about the admissions process, a campus tour, a tailgate lunch and a baseball game. Neglected elderly Another group within the forum will reach out to the elderly in Athens. “My grandmother was in a nursing home, and I remembered a lot of the people didn’t have people coming to see them every day,” Jeffrey Brum, leader of the group working with the elderly, said. Members of Freshman Forum will set up tables in Tate where students can write notes to nursing home residents. Then, Freshman Forum group will attach the notes to teddy bears and deliver them to nursing homes, where they will give the bears to residents, play Bingo, and “just give them someone to talk to for an afternoon,” Brum said.

Freshman Forum members will exercise leadership as they take on social problems and their solutions. ALLISON LOVE/Staff

Human Trafficking Another project aims to raise student awareness of a worldwide issue — human trafficking. “A lot of people don’t know how prominent it is in the U.S., and Atlanta is one of the biggest places,” said group leader P.J. Turrentine. The Atlanta Human Trafficking Project identifies Atlanta as the No. 1 hub of human trafficking and child sex exploitation in the U.S. Although human trafficking often involves sex slaves, some modern-day

slavery forces people to do cooking or other work, Turrentine said. Members of Freshman Forum will hand out informational pamphlets and candy in Tate. They will host a showing of “Stop the Candy Shop,” a video that compares slavery to a candy shop. After the movie screening, a speaker will share personal experiences with slavery, and students can ask questions. “The reason it’s such a big problem is because people don’t know it’s such a problem,” Turrentine said. “It’s just going to keep happening if no one’s talking about it.”






University lobbying results in grant cash BY ADINA SOLOMON The Red & Black The University wants to make sure the government hears its voice. In 2011, the University spent $370,000 total on lobbying expenditures both in Georgia and in Washington, D.C., according to, a website run by the Center for Responsive Politics that tracks money spent in the U.S. political sphere. “I wouldn’t call it lobbying,” David Lee, University vice president for research, said. “We’re trying to inform and educate them about interests at UGA, programs LEE that we think are important and that we’re trying to promote, and often we’re connecting those programs with either state or national needs and priorities.” The University’s lobbying expenses consist of actions JOYE such as University experts traveling to Washington, D.C., to testify before a committee, Griffin Doyle, vice president for government relations and the listed lobbyist for the University, said. Research is a high priority for the University to advocate, he said. The University DOYLE received more than $466.8 million in research grants in 2011, according to the Office of the Vice President for Research. Grants include $3 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development for the ANGLE Peanut Collaborative Support Research Program, $400,000 from the National Science Foundation for an engineering education research project and $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research into the health of honey bees. Doyle said the University also offers expertise on national issues. School of Marine Programs professor Samantha Joye became a spokesman during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. And Bonnie Joerschke, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid, lobbies for financial aid. “What we do is not just impart education in young people but also in solving the problems we face as a country and also creating new worlds of knowledge that can help us build a more progressive economy in the future,” Doyle said. The University has received a greater amount of earmarked money than it has used in lobbying. In the 2009 cycle, the University spent $400,000, but in fiscal year 2010, it received more than $2.5 million in earmarked money, according to Earmarks were for

research into a way to detect bioagents and pathogens that cause disease and death, a project studying cotton insect management in and research into sustainable beef production systems, according to and Lee visits Washington, D.C., three to four times a year at the most to speak with congressional representatives and federal agencies, he said. In all quarters of 2011, the University lobbied for future funding of bioenergy programs at the USDA and Department of Energy. The University has educated Congress about the its abilities in bioenergy because, Lee said, most agree that biofuels are part of the solution to the nation’s energy needs. “We have a lot of strengths at UGA that lend themselves to making the conversion to biofuels more cost efficient,” Lee said. “There is science that tells us we can make that process much more efficient, but we have to invest in the research.” In 2011, the University received a $1.25 million grant from the Department of Energy and a $20,000 grant from the USDA to research biofuels, according to the Office of the Vice President for Research. In the last three quarters of 2011, the University also lobbied for funding of federal obesity programs. The Office of the Vice President for Research launched the Obesity Initiative in January to address adult and childhood obesity. “We think that Washington ought to be part of the solution to this problem. Like other taxpayers and other organizations, we go to Washington to share our views with folks there,” Lee said. The University also lobbied in 2011 for funding for diagnostic labs for animal diseases, Pell grants, appropriations bills for agriculture, energy and commerce and various USDA research programs. Dean Scott Angle at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was unavailable for comment on lobbying issues related to the college. The lobbying also helped garner funds that go toward buying new buses for the fleet, Doyle said. According to a Red & Black article, the federal government earmarked $1.33 million for bus procurement for Athens-Clarke County in coordination with the University — adding about 12 new buses to the University’s fleet.


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1. McKenna, Long & Aldridge, the law firm the University works with 2. Overhead expenses in the University Office of Government Relations

3.9 to 3.7 — 27.4%

3. Personnel working in the Office of Government Relations

4.0 — 50.5%

4. Travel expenses for faculty to go to Washington, D.C. Source: Office of Institutional Research

“Why do we pursue certain things?” Doyle asked. “We can do some things awfully well. We think we have the expertise to solve problems.” In the past four years, the University has spent more money on lobbying than ever before, according to Since 2008, it spent more than $1.5 million in lobbying expenditures. On the other hand, in 1998, it recorded $60,000 in lobbying expenditures – about 16 percent of what it spent in 2011. Doyle attributed the higher recorded numbers to changing federal disclosure requirements for lobbying activities. The Honest Government and Open Leadership Act was passed in 2007 to strengthen disclosure requirements. The numbers reflect the passing of the act. In 2007, the University recorded spending $240,000, and the next year, that figure jumped by $167,000. “Our expenses did not increase much if at all in the last five years,” Doyle said. “Because of just the whole nature of government and transparency and open government, there’s more disclosure requirements now.” As for how the University’s lobbying affects legislation, Doyle said that is not the goal. He said the University wants to respond to questions from government representatives and agencies and remind lawmakers how significant education is for the U.S. “It’s hard to say we caused a certain law to be one way or another,” Doyle said. “We’re part of a collective voice that promotes the critical value of education to this country.” Lee said taking trips to Washington, D.C., is not a one-way conversation of teaching congressmen about the role and concerns of the University. “It’s a two way conversation,” Lee said. “We’re trying to learn from the congressional offices and particularly from the federal agencies what their priorities are.” But Lee points out the University does not anticipate receiving direct financial support for its lobbying efforts. “We’re really trying to make sure they’re aware of what we’re doing,” he said. “It’s not what people think of as lobbying.”

Grade distribution for summer 2011 study abroad. Data from 370 classes. Satisfactory or unsatisfactory courses and grades not submitted to OIE by deadline not included. AJ ARCHER/Staff

Different measures for academic rigor abroad Classes lack uniform regulation BY LINDSEY COOK The Red & Black In half of University study abroad classes from summer 2011, every student received an A, according to documents obtained by The Red & Black. Seventy-five percent of classes averaged a grade report of A or A minus. Lacking academic regulation of existing study abroad programs in certain colleges, a high caliber of students going abroad and a more liberal view of education by professors contribute to high grade reports. All colleges use program surveys administered to students to assess program effectiveness. According to a Red & Black Feb. 9 article, only a small portion of these evaluations is actually turned in. Surveys ask students to rate “academic quality and appropriateness of workload for the program environment,” on a one to five scale. Students rated programs for 2010 to 2011 an average of 4.31 and programs for 2009 to 2010 an average of 4.17, according to documents obtained by The Red & Black. Wayne Parrott, a University faculty member in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the chair of the Risk Management Committee at OIE, said individual colleges are responsible for academic rigor of their study abroad courses. “It’s not for us to determine if the teacher is teaching what he should be or if the class is hard enough,” he said. A quest for ever-increasing international education numbers has led to little academic regulation and irregularity in study abroad programs so they can appeal to a broader group of students. “To get the number that we have, you have to offer a variety of experiences. Some are rigorous and some are more comfortable,” said Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Josef Broder. Global Vision

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When faculty members begin a study abroad program, they submit a detailed proposal to the respective department and college for approval. Then, they send it on to OIE. These initial checks, documented on OIE’s website, are followed by unclear regulation in some colleges and inconsistency among deans. The College of Ag leaves academic rigor up to the individual professors. “We figure that if they take these students, they can handle it. It’s not like



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UGA á Paris they just give grades away. They expect you to do some work,” Broder said. He said different programs require different learning outcomes to appeal to different groups of students. “Some are not that rigorous and [students] hang out with each other like a tour group,” he said. Broder said although his office doesn’t directly evaluate rigor, he reviews the student surveys and individual professors. Undergraduate coordinator in the College of Public Health Anne Zimeri is planning an environmental health science program in Costa Rica. She said that as a 30004000 class, her program would be rigorous, but she thought programs that aren’t as challenging still complete the University’s global vision. “Some study abroad courses are less rigorous, but provide that cultural diversity that UGA wants students to have when they leave here,” she said. Noel Fallows, the Associate Dean of Academics for Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, said via email that students and families are “demanding serious study” on study abroad programs, especially since the recession. Apart from the student evaluations, he checks programs by visiting their locations and sitting-in on classes. In 2009, he visited UGA en Buenos Aires and UGA at Oxford. While visiting, Fallows took extensive notes on effective teaching, which he submitted to The Red & Black. Thomas Lauth, Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, said he also evaluates programs with occasional site visits. Two weeks ago, he went to the Oxford campus. He spoke to students and faculty one-on-one about the program. He also has regular meetings with program directors to assess programs. “I make it a point to at least have one meeting per year where we specifically talk about the program and how it’s going,” he said. “Everything from how the admissions are going to what they are teaching.” ‘Gung-ho’ students While some courses abroad have reputations of academic rigor, some don’t.

Twelve study abroad programs at the University had perfect 4.0 grade reports, according to data obtained by The Red & Black. This statistic may not be a problem, Broder said, as students can choose their program of study. Jeb Byers, an ecology professor, compared his course on campus to the same course taught abroad. He said the students abroad may be different because of requirements. “You are getting a really kind of gung-ho student body, which helps to elevate the class to a different level,” Byers said. Additionally, study abroad classes may incorporate a more liberal view of education, said E.M. Beck, professor of sociology on UGA á Paris. He explained international education is concerned with developing global citizenry. Beck said he takes students to a mosque in Paris to challenge stereotypes against Islam. This experience creates global citizens, he said. “I like to get them in there to show that there are no Taliban in there,” he said. “It’s an experience to go look at the mosque — you’re not shot at — to see how tranquil it is. These are kinds of educational experiences that you can’t duplicate in the classroom.” Because of this global citizen vision, grading can be more difficult for professors who need to make exams as creative. Many resort to journals and shy away from multiple choice exams, which may make classes less rigorous and result in higher grades. New Rules Though the University may be saturated with studies abroad — with about a quarter of students going abroad by graduation — sources said greater evaluation of existing programs should increase. Kavita Pandit, associate provost of the OIE, said she hopes to begin new regulation in the next academic year that would evaluate larger programs and residential centers every five years, such as the studies abroad in Oxford and Costa Rica. “Now that we have reached a high capacity, now is a good time to start looking at it,” she said. “I think that’s a very good idea.”



Students, dean prepare for demolition Rutherford Residential College to move to 1516 BY JULIA CARPENTER The Red & Black Every day the numbers get smaller. With Rutherford Hall on deathwatch, members of the Franklin Residential College are leaving their home on Myers Quad so the building can be razed and retrofitted. They’re moving to Building 1516 in the East Campus Village — but out of 100-plus FRC members, only 17 have signed up to live in the dorm as of late February. “It’s kind of heartbreaking for a lot of students like myself because the great thing about Rutherford is it’s one of the cheaper options on campus, bringing together students from lower classes, students from higher classes, and unfortunately between 1516 and the new building, that’s not going to be an option for as many students like myself,” said Samantha Bond, a sophomore scientific illustration major from Alpharetta and dean’s assistant in the FRC. Leaving Home Brett Isernhagen, a sophomore religion major from St. Mary’s, will be one of the members to move out of Rutherford when the building is razed this spring. “Some of us don’t like the 1516 type of living,” Isernhagen said. “Half of me wants to assume Housing’s not nice, the other part of me says they’re just doing whatever they can.” The FRC first found its home in Rutherford ten years ago, when the college was conceived by University Housing as a way to provide a community for students in the humanities and the sciences based on the residential colleges of Oxford University and Ivy League schools. The FRC is primarily student-run by two dean’s assistants. Gene Wright, art professor and FRC dean, works with on-site dean Kameron Sheats to guide programming and liaison with University administration. Sheats lives with her husband and 22-month-old daughter in an apartment within Rutherford. Wright said the school was modeled after colleges housed in historical buildings. “Think of the Yales, the Stanfords,” he said. “[Housing] wanted to at least use some of the historical character of the Rutherford building and the Myers community when setting up the FRC.” The “historical character” brought its own host of problems. The Board of Regents announced in the summer of 2011 that Rutherford was unfit for student living, and documents obtained by The Red & Black in an open records search reveal residents requested 595 work

“Rutherford feels like this nice old house that you live in with 100 of your friends... It’s almost like it’s alive.” Brett Isernhagen, Rutherford Hall resident

TIMELINE July 2011: Renovations and demolition proposed Sept. 2011: University announces it will demolish Rutherford and rebuild, despite pleas to save the building Nov. 2011: Board of Regents approve building demolition May 2012: Demolition and construction is set to begin Aug. 2012: Franklin Residential College set to move in 1516 during the construction Sept. 2013: New building scheduled to be complete

orders during the 2010-2011 school year. Bond recalled tales of broken showers with heads “ricocheting off walls,” faulty kitchen wiring and cockroaches in the walls. “It’s just like any other building — things fall apart. And I don’t think it’s Housing’s fault, I don’t think it’s the construction of the building’s fault,” she said. “I think it’s just an old building that has undergone multiple renovations and to be honest — and I hate to say it because I love this building so much — it’s in the long run the most financially logical option.” Prior to the Regents’ decision, Isernhagen said he had noticed creaky pipes, clanking radiators — “when you’re watching Paranormal Activity it’s not the best place to be, I can tell you that from personal experience” — and a moldy basement, but he and other students didn’t consider these to be grounds for razing the building. “We assumed we had a shot up until the day the Board of Regents decided,” he said. “And so then when we heard we just went, ‘Oh well’ and decided being sad isn’t going to get you anything. We have to find a new home.” “The Labyrinth” That new home was Building 1516 — which Isernhagen refers to as a “labyrinth.” “There’s a minotaur lurking somewhere in there I’m sure,” he said. “It just seems really big and a little impersonal.” Big and impersonal — exactly the things Isernhagen said he was seeking to avoid when he enrolled in the FRC as a freshman. “I talk to a lot of people who say they don’t know people on their hall, whereas I know almost everyone in Rutherford,” he said. “It turns a big university into something smaller.” Sheats said the move presents particular obstacles to how she does her job as live-in dean. “It’s very nice, updated and modern,” Sheats said. “However, the challenge will be maintaining the cohesiveness of the FRC community, because it is such a large community and we’ll only make up a small part of it. And a lot of the FRC students aren’t able to move over there.” A double room with community bathroom in Rutherford costs $2,094 per semester — almost $1,000 less than a double room with a private bathroom in Building 1516. With three jobs and mounting tuition bills, Bond is one of the students who won’t be able to heft the extra cost of a room in 1516. And some might not ever be able to return to the “residential” part of Rutherford once it’s rebuilt. “I might not even be able to come back to the new Rutherford when it’s completed because the price will have increased so much,” Bond said.

With Rutherford's demolition scheduled for the end of spring semester, members of the Franklin Residential College have the option of relocating to building 1516 in the fall. Only 17 of the 100-plus residents have signed up for this. SEAN TAYLOR/Staff Isernhagen is one of several groups of students who have organized into groups of three to squeeze into one double room in 1516, cutting costs to make it only $200 more expensive than Rutherford. “It’s kind of like the ark,” he said. “But I have hopes that it’s going to work out. We want it to. A lot of people can’t make it but we’ve changed the terms of the FRC Constitution so that members who don’t live in the dorm can still participate in things. Not sure exactly how it’s going to work, but we want to keep everyone together.” Ralphel Smith, education professor and assistant director for residence life, said his colleagues decided on 1516 as a suitable replacement for an FRC home because of one important factor: Sheats’ place within the building. “We did have some conversations about the price, but again, one of the things that came up was the faculty and administrators on the side of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences were very concerned and definitely adamant that there needed to be an apartment for the live-in dean to be there,” he said. “That was the decision maker in that decision.” Sheats said she believes the FRC is a “resilient group” despite the decision. Some FRC traditions, such as Cookie Night and Dean’s Teas, will continue in Building 1516. But other things will be left behind in Rutherford — or what was once Rutherford.

“I honestly, I think it’s been great so far,” she said. “They’ve taken our thoughts and our feelings really well. One of the things we love about Rutherford is how historic it is, and they’re purposefully making it like that. They’re keeping the columns and the similar color scheme and furniture.” And so pieces of old Rutherford may be saved: the fireplace mantles, the piano, the library collage, the ornate dentals above the stairs and on the roof. “We’re looking at taking parts of that to incorporate it into something that we will utilize in the new building,” Smith said. “We will hopefully be able to take different aspects of Rutherford and incorporate them into the new building. We’re looking at many different aspects and talking with students about the different things that they really like about the building.” Isernhagen said that while he’s pleased pieces of Rutherford will be preserved, he is especially upset about the destruction of things that have been deemed less important, such as the centralized staircases. “It’s kind of part of our identity, and if we just assimilate into a new building, part of assimilation is that the minority population loses what made them — them,” he said. “We don’t need to feel like we’re appreciated, but if it’s Rutherford and you’re going to call it Rutherford, let’s make it like Rutherford. Let’s not make it a Myers mini and call it a new name.”


Building Upward

When University Housing shared blueprints for the new Rutherford with FRC members, many balked at the proposed changes — changes they said would fundamentally alter how FRC members interact. Isernhagen said the plans for the new building — or as he and some students call it, “Otherford” — eliminate the central stairways and meeting areas that are essential to FRC events. “They’re getting rid of communal bathrooms in the new Rutherford,” he said. “It sounds really weird when you’re thinking about it, but that’s just another common area where you get to see people because everyone has to go there eventually. And there’s a lot of in and out traffic, a way to say, ‘Hey, how are you?’” Sheats similarly laments the loss of the building specialties that originally made Rutherford such an ideal spot for the college when it started ten years ago. “Things like that are small but they make a big difference just in term of visibility,” Sheats said. “The community is not just tied to the building, but it helps people to see and interact without much effort.” Bond said she has been impressed with communication between University architects and Rutherford residents.

Sheats said she’ll miss the little things about her doomed home. She’ll miss hearing the echo of the downstairs piano in the hallway and gathering with students in the front library. “I’ll miss my really old rusty door knob,” Bond said. “They’re going to have the new doors that mechanically close. So I can’t just leave my door open. Something about the old feel of the building is comforting. So I’m not like living in a hotel.” Isernhagen and other students have resigned themselves to fractured community life in 1516 next fall — but they still want to be there with the Rutherford Hall they know and love until the end of its life on campus. Bond, Isernhagen and other FRC students plan to host a tailgating party on Myers quad to watch the razing and prepare for a new year of community life in 1516. “I’m a little afraid of the unknown because I’m not sure how the community is going to work [after Rutherford’s razing],” Isernhagen said. “Rutherford feels like this nice old house that you live in with 100 of your friends. We joke about sitting in the lobby and you hear pipes with water rushing and it’s almost like it’s breathing. It’s almost like it’s alive.”


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With the demolition of Rutherford Hall, so, too, a community will crumble. Melissa Buckman

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building ­— namely a dormitory — houses more than its resi-

dents. Besides the clichéd but true notions of memories and history and all the metaphorical ghosts in between, dorms often serve truly monumental and utilitarian purposes — they cannot always easily be replaced by another. For instance, they are comfortable places for growth, learning, cultural development and mutual exchange of ideas between students. And at Rutherford Hall, the location of the Franklin Residential Program, this rings especially true. The program, designed around Rutherford as an environment in which to foster a learning and appreciation of the humanities, will lose its vivacity with the loss of its physical home. Indeed, not only will the building's facade crumble, but the structure of the program — and its support of students — will fall flat as well. The destruction of Rutherford will result in the forced migration of its residents to the comparatively impersonal East Campus’ Building 1516 — that is, if they can afford a spike in cost of living there. And the fact remains that many participants of the Franklin Residential College can’t. They must find a new home, and with it, a new lifestyle. They must abandon the cozy confines of the Residentail College, Rutherford, and the eerily lifelike elements of their old stomping grounds. For those students who do land in Building 1516, their surroundings will no longer welcome Ivy League-style congregation in a library or around a piano. Yes, the dorm may be new. It may make financial sense for the University. But without Rutherford, and the comfort, cost-cutting and community it provided, it’s just as students nicknamed it — “Otherford” — nothing is the same. — Melissa Buckman is the opinions editor of The Red & Black

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Subbing cigarettes for a breath of fresh air I

was 17 the first time I lit a cigarette. It was there and I was curious. Like toasting bread or changing a light bulb, the act wasn’t well-planned or grandiose, and the mood lacked the criminal electricity of a health class video. Arms akimbo on a fall afternoon, my friend and I took turns raising this tiny stick to our mouths, trying our best to avoid recognition as first-timers. Like screwing the only other person on a desert island, smoking was an alluring prospect for reasons both stupid and understandable. “Cigarettes,” I thought, “because they’re fun.” So I smoked. And with every birthday, I was smoking a little more. Some days I smoked a lot, and some days not at all. I smoked when I was nervous, and I smoked when I was drunk. I’d wake up hung over wondering who stole my Camels, only to have the question answered by tough love from my angry lungs. Knowing tobacco was bad for me tamed my intake like knowing the truth about Santa Claus ends the fun of Christmas. Because I’m hard-headed, it was easy to brush off disapproval from a preachy nonsmoker, collecting it to stoke the fire of a contemptuous “screw you, too” burn-fest. Inhaling smoke is one of those rare acts that runs the gamut from glamorous to completely horrifying. The fingers of black and white film stars seem to perform a ribbon dance with the grey trails, their red lips framing casual and delicate pulls. Elsewhere, the thick cough of a middleaged woman bounces off the brick outside the supermarket as she breaks into a carton of Marlboros. Somewhere in between the two, the remaining smokers lay in a valley of average intake, peeling our packs and thumbing our lighters. Most people kick the habit like a crew demolishes a building. Tape is put up, signs

Tess Johnson

Staff Columnist

are given, and the surrounding public is notified of the impending event. “We aren’t sure how this is going to go,” people are told, “but be prepared for a lot of commotion until the job is done.” I quit smoking by accident. My building fell and crumbled into dust so quickly and mysteriously I’d swear it never existed. In December, tooth surgery forced me to give up anything that might involve my mouth. For one medicated week, tobacco disappeared from my thoughts and was replaced by Lortab dreams of dolphin training and a marriage to Joseph GordonLevitt. When my stitches were healed and my mouth was back in commission, I went to buy a pack. But as I stood at the convenience store counter, I felt a layer of nonchalance coat me. It’s a familiar glaze where hindsight sharpens, reality slaps you on the cheek and you realize a simple but enormous truth: you’re no longer in love.

A cigarette is a lover you’re ashamed of, but one you can’t stop calling.

Perhaps because I lived in denial, I never saw myself as a smoker. And it’s easy to stop being something you never admit you are to begin with. But like any breakup, ending a lengthy relationship with cigarettes is bittersweet. I no longer have an easy reason to leave parties for a minute. I am left lingering with the role of “that girl who just stands there.” And being a smoker means being a member of a society of fidgeters and escapees — a speaker of a language others can make out but don’t quite understand. When I hover between my typical spots, the proposition of raising a cigarette to my lips is no longer as inviting. A month removed from the practice, it seemed foreign and pointless. Like an invitation to juggle oranges while I hum the national anthem, the idea didn’t seem terrible but was, in essence, bizarre. When I watch embers burn around me, I miss the escape hatch in the box that would pop up whenever I felt crowded. Instant alone time, instant meditation. A cigarette is a lover you’re ashamed of, but one you can’t stop calling. And though I was never honest enough to call myself a smoker, I’ll admit I might return for brief trysts. I miss the feeling of a good drunk smoke, a puff on the highway with the perfect music, and the company of the grey tendrils circling my head on chilly nights. But I don’t miss the smell. I don’t miss the labored laps in a pool. And I don’t miss the biggest kick in the stomach: a disappointed look from a seven-year-old. Preaching to other people about my lack of tobacco does as much good to sway them as it did me, so I won’t. But moderation is key. When anything but my own will begins to own me, I feel strangled and suffocated. And two months later? Damn, it feels good to breathe. — Tess Johnson is a senior from Savannah majoring in anthropology

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song — I was feeling that kind of awesome. It was not until halfway through my reenactment of the “Hips Don’t Lie” video that I realized I had been surrounded by a group of suspicious, leering, Spanish young women. One of them approached me and violently grabbed my arm. In her native tongue, she inquired if I was a friend of the boy I had been seeing. Telling her yes, I foolishly asked if she was his sister. Her reply was less than expected: this hostile pixie demon was not only his ex-girlfriend but also the mother of his child. Bewildered, I desperately sought for help from one of my amigos. The first face I found was a guy friend, laughing out loud from the ridiculousness of the scene from “Real World: Cádiz” I seemed to have thrown myself into. Granted, this is not a typical situation to find oneself in while abroad, but it was an experience either way. And experiences like mine, along with actually enlightening cultural immersion, are the driving force



Study abroad’s worth not measured in coin o say studying abroad is a crash course in another culture is one of the most misleading understatements I have ever been told. Yes, the food is different, and the time zone takes adjusting to — but the real lessons you learn are not those that could be taught or written in a textbook. One of those lessons is the mandatory need to react quickly in sometimes shocking situations. No medical emergencies, flash floods or abductions a-la “Taken,” but serious confrontations nonetheless. Much like Lizzie McGuire, I found an international celebrity to occupy my free time while in Europe. By celebrity, I mean painter. Not a painter of pictures as originally presumed, but an actual physical painter of boats. I loved getting to see the city from a native’s point of view — not to mention the endless supply of vespa rides were a lucky, albeit cliché, bonus. There we were, a carefree summer romance. Taking a break one night from time with my Spanish fling, I decided to try a renowned strip of discotecas with the rest of my group. After a few drinks, I felt incredibly fluent in my Spanish-speaking and professional dance training abilities. Every step I took seemed to be to the beat of a Shakira

behind the University’s incredibly popular study abroad programs. I, like many students, had to drastically cut back on spending and make many financial sacrifices to provide myself with sufficient funding to be able to go to Cádiz last summer. Additionally, I received HOPE and had to take out another student loan. But I don’t regret those financial burdens. The life experiences I obtained overseas and out of my comfort zone far outweighed the fiscal costs. On my plane ride home, I didn't think about the impending doom of student loans that awaited me. I reflected on every detail of the best summer of my life. So to those students considering study abroad, do not let money hold you back from the experience of a lifetime. Take out a loan. Get a job. Cut back on spending. Hold a fake bake sale. Steal a shoe from a Kardashian and sell it on eBay. Do whatever it takes to create the opportunity to go abroad. Who knows? You may get lucky and meet a surfer with a yellow vespa. Or maybe you’ll be really lucky and get to meet his baby mama, too. — Hannah Snyder is a junior from Dalton majoring in psychology and Spanish

Tenn. ruling mars historical integrity, truth Tiffany Stevens

I hope I wasn’t the only one whose mind was blown by the university’s $20 million electricity bill. As a student, I’d like to see the $500 I contribute to that bill cut by a significant margin. Unfortunately, other than by encouraging students to turn off lights and switch the knob on the thermostat, the university is over a barrel with its electricity costs. How do we go about saving money and our future from growing energy demand while keeping the bigwigs at Georgia Power from getting their panties in a bunch? Two words: Clean energy. In order for change to occur, everyone needs to be taken care of; the university needs to save money, GP needs to keep its revenue, and the UGA community needs a healthy and prosperous future. The simple answer is to incorporate renewable energy resources (solar/solar-thermal, geothermal, and wind) into the university’s ten-year build plan. Take, for example, UGA’s glorious new library, Hargrett. The rooftop area is enough to accommodate at least 350 kilowatts worth of solar panel electricity; enough to power about 100 homes a day! The excess electricity produced can be sold back to Georgia Power at a premium rate. With growing EPA restrictions on coal power and falling support for nuke plants, Georgia Power’s production costs are projected to rise. Cheap electricity from UGA could be a boost for sales. Another possibility, soft-spoken but hard-hitting, is the use of geothermal heat pumps to cool our buildings during the summer. These systems take warm air, pump that heat into the ground, and provide cool, comfortable air in return. To pay for such projects, the university could make gradual cuts to its budget for electricity. If that’s a no-go, there is a very influential donor by the name of Rutherford Seydel who has expressed interest in making such an investment in his Alma mater’s future. I hope our administration will keep its eyes open to the golden opportunities it has to lead the Southeast into an economically and environmentally sustainable future.

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TYLER FABY Freshman, Milton Political Science


mong truths held self-evident, add this one: nobody’s perfect. Unless, of course, you’re a historical revisionist. Tea Party activists in Tennessee have recently called upon textbook writers to underplay the more unsavory parts of American history. Unflattering tidbits of information that might make founders seem less fatherly and flawless, for example. “The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at,” Hal Rounds, an attorney and spokesman for the group told The Huffington Post. Incidents such as slavery and genocide in America might make it harder for people to look solely at founders’ good points, Tennessee Tea Partiers say. Indeed, the uncritical hero-worship of historical figures does get a bit more difficult when some of our prized liberationists and revolutionaries were also slave owners and chauvinists. But this is the Tea Party, a party generally taken less seriously than those hastily thrown together for a rambunctious Friday night. One would think we wouldn’t bury well-documented knowledge in the name of saving face. Except in Arizona, where in 2010 legislators passed a law restricting ethnic studies classes if they “promote the overthrow of the U.S. government” or “promote resentment towards a race or class of people,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This led Tucson educators this year to ban six books from the classroom — including Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” — because teaching those books could lead to state defunding. Also in 2010, the Texas Board of Education revised some of the language in its history textbooks. Slave trade became the “Atlantic triangular trade,” and American “imperialism” became “expansionism,” according to The Christian Science Monitor. The reasons for these changes range from emphasizing individualism over ethnic solidarity to banning material which might incite racial and class hatred toward affluent whites. But though the revisions themselves do a good bit of washing, the reasons behind them don’t. As much as we might like to believe it, America wasn’t founded by perfect men with perfect morals. Ours is a history rooted as much in hypocrisy, bigotry and cruelty as it is in idealism, bravery and liberation. Removing the inconvenient parts of that history is a white lie — in that it privileges the stories of white males — but it does not amount to harmless perjury. And submerging the viewpoints of those who were hurt by the actions of our forebears is not just deeply irresponsible — it’s intellectually violent and marginalizing. History means remembering both the good and the bad of those who made a mark upon the world. Otherwise, we are learning through the lens of nostalgia — a tool only useful in fiction and fantasies. We cannot ignore facts because we find them distasteful. Likewise, we cannot allow others to be ignorant of those facts. If we do, we will be adding social injustices to history as quickly as we erase them. — Tiffany Stevens is a senior from Macon majoring in women’s studies and newspapers


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With GOP mistakes in media, it’s the Grand Old Anti-Sex Party I n George Orwell’s dystopian work “1984,” Winston, the protagonist, falls in love with Julia, a beautiful member of the Junior Anti-Sex League. The eventual goal of the League — an organization within the ruling party — is complete celibacy for both sexes, with children conceived only by artificial insemination. To analogize the Junior Anti-Sex League to the Republican Party is obviously a hyperbolic misrepresentation of the debate over mandated contraception coverage, but considering the Republicans’ piss-poor job of basic PR, it’s still not far off. So let’s back up and examine the debate objectively. For the sake of purely intellectual legal argument, the Republican position actually has much stronger legal footing than that of the Obama administration. It seems constitutionally secure that a religious employer is protected from paying for a product to which their religious doctrine objects. The Republicans’ argument is bolstered by the fact that said product is a medication that, in its most prescribed use, does not prevent or treat a disease and is voluntary. On paper, the Republicans think they have this argument won. And historically, “culture wars” have benefitted the Republicans. Thus, they are eager to fight this battle. But, in fact, nothing could be worse for them, due to the way the issue has been handled by GOP figures. In an October interview with, rising GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said, “One of the things I will talk about... is the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, ‘Well, that’s OK. Contraception’s OK.’ It’s not OK because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” The DNC and the Obama campaign couldn’t dream of a better fight than the one on contraception. Yet Republicans,

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encouraged by their sure constitutional ground, remain hard-charging and enthused. I would venture to guess few voters are set in their economic and monetary views. Economic policies swing back and forth. Many variables make it difficult to find clear evidence that one set of policies is superior to another. But social issues are much more emotional, and the GOP has managed to find the single most unifying issue of humanity — sex — and run counter to it. It is no secret that Republicans are overwhelmingly pro-life. This is a politically acceptable position. But if you are pro-life, and you are also anti-contraception, then quite frankly, you are anti-sex. And the only thing that people like more than money is sex. No matter how bad unemployment is, if voters think that Republicans are anti-sex, voters will take no money over no sex every time. This year, Republicans should talk about jobs, unemployment and government oversight instead. Every GOP press conference should open with something like, “Good morning. Today marks 436 days since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by Fast and Furious guns, and who has been held accountable? We now move on to scheduled business...” American voters are frustrated with unemployment. They are confused about health care reform. They are nervous about the direction of the country. But as long as people are having sex, they will never vote for the Grand Old Anti-Sex Party. — Sam Hempel is a sophomore from Atlanta majoring in biochemistry

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Greek Giving: big philanthropies hard to track Some fraternities choose small scale donations BY ALEX LAUGHLIN The Red & Black Students in the Greek system give freely to philanthropy organizations. But those donating to larger organizations often find it hard to see exactly where their money goes. This is why some organizations choose to make contributions in more tangible ways — so they can see their results immediately. In 2010, the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division raised $114,590,000 from both contributions and grants. About 85 percent of it is from contributions, from students’ fundraising efforts throughout the year with Relay for Life. Taylor Richardson, a junior marketing major from Rome, and Sigma Phi Epsilon’s former philanthropy chair, said though Relay for Life is not Sig Ep’s official philanthropic cause, the brotherhood is pairing with Zeta Tau Alpha this year to raise money for ACS. Each year, the Interfraternity Council organizations pair with Panhellenic Council sororities to fundraise for Relay, as well as UGA Miracle and UGA HEROs — some of the biggest philanthropic organizations on campus. “Our big event in April is our largest fundraiser but we couldn’t raise the amount that we do unless we do it all year,” said Kathleen Dailey, a senior English and women’s studies major from Watkinsville and the University’s Relay for Life executive director. Dailey said the money is raised at events like their date auction at the 40 Watt on Feb. 7, where they raised $5,600. “We have a representative from ACS there who works with our accounting chair and they count the money, double count the money and then take it to the ACS office where it’s put in the safe and then is input into the system and put in the bank that pools all of


Members of Alpha Gamma Rho donated more than 6,000 pounds of food to the Foodbank of Northeast Georgia. They say philanthropies are a way for them to get out into the community. Courtesy John E. Torell ACS’ money from the division,” she said. Dailey said since ACS is such a huge organization with divisions across Georgia and the country, it is highly organized and takes money very seriously. “There are so many people making sure the money goes to where it needs to be,” she said. Kerie Rowe, ACS’ South Atlantic Division, Area 4 director, said the money is delegated out to programs in her area that aim to help individuals currently being treated for or recovering from cancer. She said Relay money funds cancer research all over Georgia, and the country, but it is also found locally in programs such as Reach to Recovery, Road to Recovery, Hope Lodge and their 800 number and website. Rowe also said ACS is the largest investor in cancer research, second to the federal government –— they have contributed more than $3.4 billion to cancer research. Dailey said that means indirectly, some of the money Relay raises will come back to the University to fund research.

“Especially with this breast cancer breakthrough that was just made, that’s very motivating for us to know that we had something to do with that, that we somehow funded that research,” she said. The money is safe and highly monitored as soon as it leaves students’ hands, but it may not be as tangible as other philanthropic efforts H.E.R.O, Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out for Children, Inc., may be a more local option. The organization raises money to help improve the quality of life for the 12,000 children in Georgia who are affected by or infected with HIV and AIDS. It feeds into Atlanta-based H.E.R.O. for Children. In comparison to Relay, H.E.R.O offers more transparency with regards to donations. Richardson said Sig Ep’s national philanthropy is HIV/AIDS awareness, so this semester they are trying to get more involved with UGA HEROs. “One of UGA HEROs’ founding members was a Sig Ep, so we’ve constantly had people involved in that,” he said.

H.E.R.O. for Children raised $389,811 in 2010, with more than half of that amount coming from UGA HEROs. Ronna Rowland, a senior microbiology major from Alma and UGA HEROs’ executive director, said last year 56 percent of the total funding for H.E.R.O for Children came from UGA HEROs. “In the last calendar year we made over $250,000,” she said. Rowland said all of the money raised at the University through fundraisers and letter-writing campaigns goes straight to H.E.R.O. for Children, and a small budget is then given back to the local organization to work with. Among their various projects, H.E.R.O. for Children funds health and life skills programs for children affected by HIV and AIDS as well as Camp High Five, which is a weeklong summer camp for the kids. But as with Relay, students often can only give their money to H.E.R.O. and hope it is used the way they expect. This is why some fraternities choose smaller scale donating. John Torrell, Alpha Gamma

Rho’s president, said the brothers of AGR make donations to food banks and volunteer manual labor to the community on the weekends so they can see instant results of their philanthropic efforts. “The way we look at it, all these different philanthropies are asking for money and donations — we’re all young college guys who are used to working hard and this is a way to get out in the community,” saidthe junior accounting major from Tifton. Torrell said AGR donates canned goods to the Foodbank of Northeast Georgia with their fall philanthropy, Night in the Cold. “It was the weekend before Thanksgiving, so we went over and donated it directly to the food bank and they really appreciated it,” he said. “I think it went really well.” Though the fraternity may have a clear idea of where its efforts go, the contributions they make may not be affecting thousands of people. But any little bit helps. David Williams, the food procurement manager at the Foodbank of Northeast Georgia, said though AGR’s contribution is not the largest he has received, 6,000 pounds of food is still effective. “Food drives are just as integral part of donations as everything we do,” Williams said. “They brought in 6,053 pounds last semester. That is a successful food drive.” He said the biggest donation was actually of about 40,000 pounds. The food drive was a competition between Panhellenic sororities, which is common of IFC philanthropy events. Since AGR doesn’t have a national philanthropic cause, Torrell said the chapter has the freedom to choose how best to spend their time and efforts while doing community service. “We can do a lot more with labor than we can with money,” Torrell said. “I think it’s just the simple things sometimes that get overlooked, and there’s always work that can be done. Simple things like cleaning up a park can mean wonders for the community.”



Thousands of sexual health materials are being distributed on campus. But where do they go — and why? PAGE 2B Athens as a house There is a house on Milledge Avenue. Bands have played there; house parties have been hosted there. The B-52’s once played next door. The house is called ‘Spilledge,’ and it is full of secrets.


Handling Hollywood Dreaming of the day when you’ll work in LA, living it up between jobs in movies or TV? Your first step is our internship guide, which spotlights three programs — one on-campus ­— for aspiring entertainment aficionados across the country.


Best of the Best For the next in ‘Eating Out,’ staff writer Nat Fort is tackling Ted’s Most Best downtown — and sampling the restaurant’s selection of artisanal pizzas. Will the pepperoni be worth the price?


RANDY SCHAFER/Staff PICTURED: Cameron Alexander (left) and Daniel Zagoria, of Honey Funk Records, on Alexander’s roof

‘Constant balancing act’ Music business students and producers have joined, learning to build their own label. PAGE 3B



Eyeing internships BY KAYLA ALLEN The Red & Black It’s not what you know — it’s who. Breaking through the barriers of the working world is a challenging task for college students, but an internship can jump-start a career. “The hardest part is breaking in,” said Nancy Robinson, director of the Television Academy Foundation’s summer internship program. And for those looking to go into entertainment, internships hold a special hands-on value: to learn how to make movies, after all, you have to be on a movie set. “It’s all about networking,” said Deanna Mitchell, a junior from Peachtree City. A public relations and film studies major, her dream internship is at NBC Universal in New York City. Taking initiative early is helpful: Bennett Travers, a sophomore from Chamblee, interned locally at ASV Productions the summer after her freshman year. Working at a full-service production company, Travers collaborated in pre- and post-production work, ranging from office work to being onset as a production assistant. “The hardest part was being a freshman and having enough confidence in myself,” she said, “because my competition were all seniors in college, with much more expertise and know-how.” Internships are offered year-round in many industries, including entertainment. Here are three. The most important thing is to start looking. “You never know until you try,” Robinson said.

TELEVISION ACADEMY FOUNDATION The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundations — the charitable arm of the Television Academy which votes for the Primetime Emmys — hosts a range of summer internships. Since 1986, the Television Academy Foundation has hosted more than 800 students, placing them with companies such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, CBS, HBO and NBC Universal, among others. “This internship is not about getting coffee,” Robinson said. Giving students eight weeks of hands-on experience and access to the resources of a large production company, many have gone on to have influential industry careers. Although the internship is unpaid, students are offered a stipend for living expenses. “The interns sit in on meetings,” Robinson said, “and really collaborate with

these professionals.” Former intern Jennifer Celotta is co-executive producer on the “The Office,” while David Sibley is the music supervisor for ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” There are 40 slots open and over 1,200 applicants. “This internship is not the time to figure out what you want,” Robinson said. “You really have to sell yourself on the professional statement.” The Foundation’s Student Internship Program offers opportunities in various sectors of the television industry including: agency, animation, art direction/production design, business affairs and cinematography Deadline: March 15 Cost: Unpaid internship, with stipend for living Application Criteria: GPA, cover letter, résumé, professional statement Website:

GRADY L.A. The Grady L.A. program is also an eight-week program working with various companies in the entertainment industry. Students will work with companies such as 20th Century Fox and ABC, among others. Getting in is a matter of really going after it. “Making sure people in the industry understand you're serious,” said Jennifer Smith, a telecommunications professor in Grady. “Knowing who the major players are is key.” The increase of Grady alumni allowed the college to set up a formal presence in Los Angeles working with

many companies through an internship with coursework that allows students a mix of education and experience. Internship duties will be three days a week, while students will attend classes and tour the other two. Deadline: Feb. 24 Cost: $5,000, not including tuition or cost of airfare and transportation in LA Application Criteria: Completed application, GPA, seniority status and an interview. Students must have access to a car. Website: forms/LA_Form_2012.pdf



If starring in the next season of “The Real World” isn’t your idea of making it in the entertainment industry, MTV also offers yearround internships. Interning could involve working with cable networks such as VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land, Spike TV and other networks under the MTV umbrella. Depending on the location of the internship, students could work with animation, design, digital media, marketing, music and talent, finance, editorial and other areas of focus. These internships are

meant for juniors and seniors, but “qualified sophomores may apply,” according to the program’s website. The internship must be for academic credit and you must complete a minimum of 10-weeks with the program. Deadline: Rolling Cost: Unpaid, housing is not offered Application Criteria: Must be for academic credit, must be able to work a minimum of two days per week, résumé and cover letter Website:

There are many ways to get condoms on campus and downtown, including from the Women’s Studies Student Organization. But it isn’t just condoms that are freely available: all around there is information and other matierlals about healthy, safe sexual practice — creating a network that seeks to equip and educate students. ALLISON LOVE/Staff

Students, staff collaborate on network of sex health help BY ADAM CARLSON AND JULIA CARPENTER The Red & Black Five hundred condoms were waiting for Sophie Cox one day — and in one night 250 were gone. “I got 500 condoms in the mail,” Cox said, “Which is a lot of condoms. I mean, you don’t always think about it but that really is.” As president of the Women’s Studies Student Organization, Cox has led two giveaway nights — during one, last November, she and fellow WSSO members passed out 250 Trojans in just a few hours downtown. Their work is just one part of a larger network of free things: free materials and sex education distributed by University staff and students. The collaboration branches from East Campus to East Clayton Street. “I don’t want to generalize, but people downtown, whether they’re drinking or going out more often, they’re probably more likely to be having sex,” Cox said. “I don’t know if that’s true or not but we get that idea that people are responding, that they actually want the condoms. It’s good, we maybe prevented some unwanted pregnancies that night, and we found a pretty small way to do that.” Standing on sidewalks downtown, Kroger bags of condoms in hand, WSSO members are open and simple in their invite: would anyone like some latex? While Cox said most people are thankful for the freebies, she and other volunteers have occasionally encountered resistance. “They were like, ‘What’s the catch?’ And yep, there’s no catch,” she said. “It’s just a free condom. People take them. I don’t know if there’s any difference between condom brands, but you know, they’re Trojan.” Cox remembers one incident that highlighted gaps in downtown decision-making — and emphasized the need for free sexual health materials. “One girl was like, ‘No thanks, I’m a virgin,’ and her friend says, ‘No, she’s not’ and grabbed one,” Cox said. “Maybe they were just joking, I don’t know, but that gives you an idea of how people think condoms are taboo even though everyone should be using them.”

Where the rubbers meet the road Katy Janousek distributed 6,500 non-flavored condoms last semester. “I don’t get why people are so bashful about [sexual health], but I think Katy is trying to change that, she’s trying to make the conversation about being healthy in a lot of different ways more than just making people ashamed for using condoms,” Cox said. “She’s like, ‘You need to use condoms.’ The conversation does need to change because rates of STDs and AIDS, I don’t think they’re going down. They’re still around.” Janousek passes out sexual health materials in residence halls and Greek houses, makes them available to student organizations in Tate and at clinics in the Health Center. She hosts programs touching on practices from abstinence on. But Janousek’s philosophy is more about reaching out than passing out. In her four years as the University’s sexual health coordinator, Janousek has made relationships with student affairs officials, changed condom policy and rewritten the rules of sex ed. It isn’t just about the giving now, but the receiving. For years, the Health Center has provided materials to the LGBT Resource Center, where visitors can grab a cup of coffee — and a handful of condoms. “[Janousek will] send us a supply at the beginning of the semester and we keep them out — not on purpose — but near the coffee station,” said Jen Miracle, the center’s director. “Not like ‘coffee and condoms’ but mostly because of the location, so people can not have to ask for them. It’s kind of inconspicuous. You can grab a cup of coffee, then take some condoms, too.” Resource Center volunteers will then call back to Janousek when they’re running low — when there are too few dental dams, or not enough packets of piña colada-flavored lube. This give-and-take is Janousek’s ideal: no one has any problem with the stigmas associated with sex, or doing it safely. It’s that stigma that used to drive students to grab handfuls of condoms

when they sat loose and no one was watching. “And it’s a shame,” Janousek said, “because people are so embarrassed [which] is why they’re stealing them from stores.” So she sealed the condoms up, packaging them — three condoms to a bag — along with basic information about application and lube, among others. She is “intentional” about their distribution — ordering condoms twice a year by the thousands, for seven cents each — and she is intentional about educating the classrooms and residence halls at which she is invited to speak. Accurate information and reliable resources matter, Janousek said. Ralphel Smith, the assistant director for residence life, has worked with Janousek in her position as coordinator. Earlier, before her, sexual education was viewed more liberally, Smith said. AIDS was a topic of conversation and there were open discussions about the merits of learning and practicing safe, healthy sex. “But I don’t know if students know how to ask for that now,” he said. So Janousek asks for them, because she has learned that not everyone comes to campus educated: in 2008 or 2009, as she tells it, she was leading a program early in her time as coordinator. Things were going well. She got to discuss Fallopian tubes. At the end, a group of girls circled a model of the female pelvis. “And they were like, ‘Wow, where does the baby come out?’” Janousek said. Janousek realized she was providing a foundation, not just advice. The basics came first. Learning to love latex Melanie Lucash has seen some crazy things. “A lot of people ask me, ‘What’s the craziest thing you’ve heard?’ or ‘What’s the craziest thing people do?’ And really the craziest thing that I hear is a lack of knowledge, that people — especially people from small towns in the South or private schools and religious schools sometimes — don’t get any sexual education whatsoever, or what they do get is abstinenceonly,” Lucash said. “So when they come to college and there’s this atmosphere where a lot of col-

CAMPUS LOCATIONS • University Health Center • Center for Student Organizations • LGBT Resource Center • HPRB Academic Department lege students are experimenting and having fun and embracing their sexuality, they’re trying to do that with a lack of information and no foundational basis to go off.” As executive director of the Sexual Health Helpers at UGA, Lucash organizes events to raise awareness of sexual issues. Also, she passes out condoms. As a participant-group in the Greater American Condom Campaign, a grassroots movement dedicated to distributing sexual health materials to college campuses across the country, SHHUGA’s goal is simple. “So being healthy is something where you have to think of your emotional health and your intellectual health and your spiritual health,” she said. “And your sexual health is part of that.” Lucash said the web of free sexual health materials distributed at the University — from Health Center to residence halls to resource centers — benefits students’ health beyond just their physical wellbeing. And other groups can help: student organizations can apply to be SafeSites, which are condom distribution points for the GACC movement. In the past, both WSSO and SHHUGA have received SafeSite certification — and the box of 500 free condoms that comes with it. “Some people are very receptive and excited about it,” Lucash said. “Some people, we hand them a free sample of condoms and they want to give it back to us because they’re like, ‘Oh no, I’m abstinent.’ And it’s like, ‘I’m not giving them to you so you have sex. I’m giving them to you so if you do have sex then you’ll be prepared. Or if you have a friend, then you give them to your friend.’ SHHUGA doesn’t give out condoms expecting people to be promiscuous.”



Rumors — including a maybe-stay by Jeff Mangum — as well as bands have visited the ‘Spilledge’ house. SEAN TAYLOR/Staff

Legends surround Milledge house BY JASON FLYNN The Red & Black

Daniel Zagoria (left), Gillian Furqueron (center) and Cameron Alexander (right) are the center of Honey Funk records, which is guided by both their focus on ‘exceptionally motivated’ artists and hands-on assistance. RANDY SCHAFER/Staff


Honey Funk fueled by ‘family’ Personal relationships power start-up BY RANDY SCHAFER The Red & Black Editor’s note: There are a lot of musicians in Athens, but what about the record labels that make their albums possible? Welcome to “label love,” which profiles local album-making labels. First up: Honey Funk Records. Honey Funk Records started like many upcoming indie labels — with people mad at their former employers. Leaving his former label, Cameron Alexander — the founder and head producer of Honey Funk — wanted his own recognition, his own musical family, his own brand. “I spent a lot of time at the other studio and label doing a lot of the work and not getting credit for it,” Alexander said. “I was sitting there watching the guy getting the credit for it and he was just on drugs and pills all the time … cracked out of his mind getting all the credit.” After leaving in 2011, Alexander was looking for a new label to work for. But he decided to take a risk and start his own. “At first ... I thought it was something I couldn’t do,” he said. “But once I started working [toward] it, I realized it is possible to start your own record label … and make the decisions that make it successful.” It was at this point that Alexander brought in his former bandmate Daniel Zagoria as his head engineer and, later, Gillian Furqueron, the manager of local band Chromazone, as his head of A&R, promotions and multimedia. The work began. ‘Most of these hats’ Although the three of them have their official roles, they’re not limited to their titles. “We all pretty much wear most of these hats,” said Zagoria, a psychology major and music business student. “We all have our own specializations, but when we’re mixing the music, Gillian may tell us what to do … or we’ll give her tips about promotion.” For them, it’s all about the business. “Nobody is going to get their feelings hurt if someone has a criticism,” said Furqueron, a telecommunications and music business student. “It’s not personal. It’s just to have a better mix or better design.” Being a new label, Alexander and the Honey Funk crew are trying to remain open to different perspectives. “It’s kind of like a constant balancing act to keep things flowing forward and going” Alexander said. “That’s been our game plan this whole time, to have a bunch of different people bring their view to the table.” And no matter how many people Honey Funk brings into its projects, Zagoria wants to remain vigilant with their work. “It’s really like a never-take-a-dayoff kind of thing,” he said. “Whether it’s just the three of us for the next two years or if we hired 50 people next month, it’s going to get done one way or another … and there’s nothing really stopping us from making that happen.” From the ground up For now, Honey Funk is using Alexander’s home studio for recording basic tracks. Doing finishing touches at dreamLab Recording, the label is looking to expand its recording space and build startup capital.

“At this point we really just need income so we can expand,” Zagoria said. “Not everybody we take on we want to sign at the label. With a lot of the people it’s just straight recording. We can put our name on it if we like it.” The balance is between recording for money and pleasure. “There’s the mix of we just need influx right now so we can make moves and not be out-of-pocket,” Zagoria said. “And then finding bands that we love and want to get behind and be a part of this family.” In terms of recording, Alexander is charging by the project, trying to eliminate angst — enabling the label to furbish a product it can stand behind. “However long it takes to complete it, that’s how long we work to get it done and no one here is afraid to work long sessions,” Alexander said. “That’s one thing that I hated about a lot of other ways I see other studios working … they’re charging by the hour and that puts a lot of pressure on the musician when they’re trying to perform and the [engineers].” It’s equally about the music and the people who make it. “I think charging by the project makes you really consider, ‘What project do I want to stay up until four o’clock in the morning listening to over and over again?’ For what could be next-to-nothing, depending on how many hours you put in it,” Furqueron said. “It just adds to the idea of we’re only going to pick projects we’re really into.” Honey Funk is also trying to learn from previous labels. “The record [industry] is dying,” Zagoria said. “So we’re almost taking lessons from them on what we don’t want to do with our business … we don’t want to be a large corporation, we want to be a family. That’s why we’re picky about who we pick up. We want to love what they do.” The Breaks To be a band associated — and hopefully later signed — with Honey Funk, Alexander has a certain criteria. “If your band is going to be a part of Honey Funk Records, that takes a lot more than you having cool songs or having a talented singer or looking good,” Alexander said. “You have to strike us as being exceptionally motivated … and creative and open-minded. The [No. 1] thing that I look for as a producer and that I bring to the table is that they’re open-minded.” The first band to be associated with the Honey Funk family is the Southern country-pop group The Breaks, which recorded its first EP with the label December 2011. The recording experience was an exchange of ideas.

“[W]e’re almost taking lessons from them on what we don’t want to do with our business … we don’t want to be a large corporation, we want to be a family.” Daniel Zagoria, Honey Funk head engineer

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“When we were tracking for The Breaks, we had so many ideas on the computer or different harmonies, different licks that we didn’t use,” Zagoria said. “We would say, ‘Let’s try this,’ or they’d say, ‘Let’s try this,’ … and the stuff that did work is on the album.” The Breaks’ guitarist Cody Provost found the recording sessions to be a learning experience and a pleasure. “During that whole process, Cam [Alexander] and Danny [Zagoria] were very energetic and very positive hardworking individuals,” said Provost, a marketing major. “And there was that same work ethic throughout the whole process that was helpful for us and helpful for them, during that learning process.” Since Alexander and Zagoria are musicians themselves, they have enough musical background and knowledge to dissect their clients’ tracks. “By the end of this project with The Breaks, I can play every single part that they did,” Alexander said, “because I spent the time with each of them individually to come in and work on their part.” Alexander’s intimate recording style did not go unnoticed. “Cam was doing a very good job with me vocally,” said Emily Braden, the lead singer of The Breaks, “just by telling me how to sing it and be more emotional about it. If he could hear it, he could pick it up.” The intimacy and intricacy involved with Honey Funk extends into its pre-production work, which they do for free. “The pre-production, that’s only with the artists we do like,” Zagoria “We’re helping take those songs, instead of being verse, chorus, verse chorus … really getting into the arrangement and composition, because we want to make those songs as good as possible.” Of the bands in pre-production are: 40th Street Candid Coal People, The Ben Ertly Project and Free Tomorrow — with whom they hope to bring on to the label. “The people that we do pre-production with are the people that we believe in,” Alexander said. And that open relationship, Zagoria has found, is a key to being successful. “Once you build a confidence with them and a relationship with them they’re going to be much more open to your creative input,” he said. “This is our baby, too. They understand that we just want the best for them.” Although the members of Honey Funk have high ideals of how to act and what to expect for the future, they remain aware of the reality of the business. “We’re very much aware that this is not going to be our only job tomorrow,” Zagoria said. “I’m not going to graduate and come here every day and make a grand a week.” But Zagoria is still driven by Honey Funk’s future. “Right now, we’re just trying to get a name out and a product out that we can refer back to and want to be a part of,” he said. “We’re going to be the new record company and we’re not going to be assholes and steal your rights … we want to be a family.”

In May, a tree fell on Serra Ferguson’s house. While she was working across the street at Taco Stand, it hit her home on Milledge Avenue. Ferguson and Jacky Ryder had just moved into the house in April and were in the process of cleaning up after the past. “Before we moved in, there were some people squatting in here,” Ryder said. “They had turned off the water and electricity and were trashing the place.” The house had been called “Spilledge” by many of its patrons and wasn’t just a rickety rental property — it had been a haven for local musicians, couch surfers and rumors. “It was sort of a revolving door,” Ferguson said. “There was something of a heyday when all of these musicians used to come in and out of there.” The house was once sibling to two others nearby: one called “the Zoo” and the other simply called “the green house on the corner.” Legends surround all three. “The green house,” it’s said, was the site of the first B-52’s show in 1977. Kurt Wood, manager of the Taco Stand on Milledge Avenue later moved into “the green house on the corner” in 1980. By that point “the Zoo,” became a “crash pad:” people passed through as they hung out in Athens. “It became kind of a weigh station for people that wanted to live cheaply,” Wood said. Then, at night, the house would transform. “They would have a lot of parties and they were quite enormous,” Wood said. “Maybe two bands in different rooms at the same time.” Supposedly, “Spillege” sheltered a myriad of people, maybe including Jeff Mangum and Will Hart, though the history there is hazy. Wood said these houses were a part of a general houseshow community, which was a necessity for up-and-coming bands, and which helped form a basis for the city’s rock ‘n’ roll history. "In the late ’70s that was all you really could do, ‘cause until the early ’90s there were only two bars in Athens,” Wood said. Despite its history, “the Zoo” was torn down around 1990, and “the green house” reverted to a normal rental a few years later. But, by that time the people living in “Spilledge” had begun to carry the DIY torch. As “Spilledge” changed hands over the years, the atmosphere faded away. Ferguson said the previous residents were bitter about being evicted. “They invited people over to just take whatever they wanted from the house," She said. "Stuff that can’t be replaced.” In an effort to revitalize the house, Ferguson made a deal to do renovations in exchange for lower rent, and soon after the tree fell across the house — but there was a silver lining. “It was kind of a good thing,” Ferguson said. “We had a legitimate insurance claim, and got the money to have it all fixed.” For a while, Ferguson and Ryder lived with an improvised skylight, but now the house is mostly repaired. Since then, they have hosted a number of bands, such as the Humms, the Rodney Kings, Timmy and the Tumblers and StreetViolence, and are trying to promote an expansion in the punk music scene. “It’s not a scene that’s really big here, and in, like, Atlanta Athens is a big joke. They think we’re a bunch of weird indie stoners playing kazoos or whatever.” Initially, repopulating shows at “Spilledge” was difficult. “Initially we couldn’t get 10 people to show up for a band from 500 miles away,” Ferguson said. Plus, the couple was hosting bands so often that it became a financial burden. “If you’re having shows every week eventually you get burnt out,” Ferguson said. But something clicked and people began to venture back to “Spilledge.” “Now it’s like people know it’s going to be fun, or there’ll be booze and will show up no matter what,” Ferguson said. In January “Spilledge” saw a huge breakthrough when it teamed up with two other houses and the Secret Squirrel to host the “Rodney Luther King Jr. Rock ‘n’ Roll Daze Fest.” The shows brought more than 100 people — and a noise violation. “It’s great that the house has functioned as a creative musical thing,” Ryder said. “It can be pretty dysfunctional, but it’s a pretty cool place.”

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•Softball vs. Arizona (Cathedral City, Calif.) at 6:30 p.m. •Softball at Cal State Fullerton at 9 p.m. •Women's Basketball vs. Ole Miss at 7 p.m.

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Former Bulldog Anderson to be honored at SEC Tournament

Lowe named SEC 'Great' to be honored at Women's Conference tournament

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Former Bulldog great Willie Anderson will represent Georgia in the 2012 class of the Allstate SEC Basktball Legends. The Allstate Legends consist of 12 members, one from each of the member institutions, all of whom are ex-players or ex-coaches. The program is now in its 14th year. Anderson, who was an All-SEC guard twice, 1988 Olympian and 11-year NBA veteran, will individually be honored during halftime of Georgia's first SEC tournament game in New Orleans. He will be honored with the collective Allstate Legends at the tournament's semifinal games.  After growing up in Atlanta, Anderson ANDERSON came to Athens to play for the Bulldogs in 1984. However, he did not have a specified position. Then-coach Hugh Durham threw Anderson in at point guard and the rest is history, as Anderson had back-to-back seasons which landed him on the All-SEC team. He also helped lead the Bulldogs to the 1987 NCAA Tournament. Despite seeing little playing time as a freshman, Anderson still ranks as the 16th all-time scorer in Georgia's history with 1,350 points.

Two-time All-SEC performer and four-year Georgia starter Camille Lowe will represent the Lady Dogs as a "Great" at this year's SEC women's basketball rournament in Nashville, Tenn. Similar to the men's Allstate Legends, each SEC school selects a great that will be honored at the conference tournament. The criteria for greats is that they must be former players or coaches. “The SEC Greats program showcases the extraordinary talent these women have brought to athletics in the Southeastern Conference,” SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. “These women set the precedent for the athletes you see today. It is an honor for us to acknowledge their contributions both on and off the athletic field.” Lowe was the Lady Bulldogs' leading scorer twice in her career at Georgia. In her sophomore year, she broke a school record by connecting on 48.6 percent of her shots en route to averaging a team-best 15.1 points per game. The impressive performance throughout the season led her to being named to the first-team All-SEC. As far as the team went, the Lady Dogs finished with a 28-4 record and won the 1991 SEC championship. Lowe followed up and led the Georgia back to the SEC title game in her final two years, though they lost on both occasions. Lowe finished her Georgia career with 1,396 points, which ranked ninth all-time when she departed Athens.

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TWO CENTS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Just one regular season game remains for Georgia's women's basketball team. The Lady Dogs will take on LSU in Athens on Sunday as they try to finish on a high note heading into the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Lady Dogs and Tigers are just two of the six teams in the SEC with a shot to clinch the third seed for the tournament. TRACK: Georgia's men's and women's track squads head back to Lexington, Ky., for the second time in as many months. The first time, the teams took part in the Kentucky Invitational. This time, the stakes are a bit higher, as Lexington serves as the site for this year's Southeastern Conference Championships, which begin on Friday and run through Sunday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Landers reaches 20-win mark for 27th time in illustrious career For the 27th time in his career, Georgia women's basketball coach Andy Landers clinched a 20-win season after the Lady Dogs' 61-59 victory over South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., last week. Landers, who has been at Georgia since 1979, believes the 20-win plateau has been — and remains — a mark of excellence in the women's game. “I think that’s something that’s withstood the test of years and years,” Landers told The Red & Black. “I think it’s a milestone that all teams strive to accomplish and it is important and it is noteworthy and it is something that we should take pride in but it’s also something that does not ring the fi- LANDERS nal bell — it’s another step on a journey that a successful team wants to have every year.” Landers said he doesn’t like the idea of his team being “expected” to win 20 games, though. “'Expect' to me has a connotation of sitting around and waiting,” Landers said. “'Intending' denotes a little bit of action. If you ‘intend’ to do something it has a little bit of force behind it.” Landers remains the winningest coach in NCAA women's basketball to never have won a national championship.

Jasmine James breaks 1,000-point barrier Jasmine James scored her 1,000th point Thursday, becoming only the 32nd Lady Dog in history to do so. “It’s a great thing to be able to do,” James said. “Not only just to be able to [score points], but to be able to rack up the wins that we have — not just within this year but in the past years that I’ve been here as well. It’s a great feeling.” James scored No. 1,000 with 7:48 left against South Carolina, a shot that gave her 1,001 career points. James said that going into the top 25 matchup, she had no idea the milestone was within her grasp. She finished with six points against the Gamecocks. “I didn’t really know that I was that close or that that’s something that I was going to get,” James said. “Once I found out after the game, it’s definitely a great accomplishment.” Georgia head coach Andy Landers said that while it wasn’t her most important contribution on Thursday night, James’ ability to reach the mark while missing five games this season is impressive. “In that game, that last pass she [got] double bumped and jarred around and for her to find Anne Marie [Armstrong], that assist to me is as noteworthy as that 1,000th point,” Landers said. “It’s a milestone — 1,000 that’s a big number. And to know that she’s missed some games and that she’s there is a real accomplishment.”



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Football awards to be named after Hall of Famers Sinkwich and Trippi

Georgia soccer team releases spring schedule, set to play six games

Former Georgia players Frank Sinkwich and Charley Trippi, both of whom are in the College Football Hall of Fame, will have awards named after them, according to an announcement by Georgia head football coach Mark Richt. Beginning in 2012, Georgia will hand the Sinkwich Award to "Georgia's Toughest Player," in honor of the former Heisman Trophy winner. Some of his career highlights include a 9-1-1 season in 1941 where he led the Bulldogs to a 40-26 Orange Bowl victory over TCU. Sinkwich accounted for 382 yards of total offense in the bowl win. "Frank Sinkwich had to be tough by playing seven games with a broken jaw in 1941," Richt told Georgia Sports Communications. "By winning the Heisman Trophy, he was also a great player." The Trippi Award will go to "Georgia's most versatile player," named after the former great who played offense and defense and led Georgia to an undefeated season, SEC championship and Sugar Bowl victory. He was drafted first overall by the NFL's Chicago Cardinals in 1948, a season in which they won the NFL title. "I have always heard that Charley Trippi was the most exciting player of his time," Richt said. "It must have been a special experience to see these two great Georgia players compete on the field.

The Georgia soccer team released its spring schedule Monday, which will see the Bulldogs take part in six contests. Georgia's opening game will take place at home on Saturday against Florida State. This marks the second consecutive spring that the Bulldogs and Seminoles will square off, as the two teams fought to a 0-0 tie in Athens last February. A week after their tilt with the Seminoles, the Bulldogs will travel to Clemson, S.C., on March 3 to take on the Tigers before returning to Georgia and playing Auburn in a neutral site game in Atlanta on March 8. On March 24, Georgia will host a 7-on-7 HOLEMAN tournament in Athens which will feature five other in-state schools including Armstrong-Atlantic, Georgia College, Kennesaw State, Mercer and North Georgia College & State University. The Bulldogs will then face off against both South Carolina and UNC Charlotte on April 1, though a location has yet to be announced for the two games. Georgia will wrap up its spring season at home on April 14 with an alumni game. The Bulldogs went 13-7-2 (6-3-2 SEC) last fall and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournment before falling to Duke 3-1.



Spanish freshman furnishes ‘a fire’ BY ZACK JARRETT The Red & Black Coming to a foreign country is never easy — especially when you have to break through the language barrier. But Rocio Sanchez Lobato has not had to deal with that obstacle as much as one would think. “It’s really nice for [Lobato] to be able to turn off her brain and not have to translate everything,” Georgia women’s golf head coach Kelley Hester said. Hester said that being less worried about social adjustments allows players to hone their skills and focus more on their game. And the ability to focus on her game has made the transition for Sanchez Lobato that much easier. “I’ve played a lot of golf in my life,” she said. “It’s not a big deal for me to play more tournaments.” Sanchez Lobato will be the third prominent Spanish player in the past seven years to call Athens home. She joined Carolina Andrade — who played from 2005 to 2009 — and reigning national player of the year, Marta Silva Zamora from Santiago de Compostela, Spain. But Sanchez Lobato arrived at Georgia with her own list of accomplishments. During her time in Spain, she quickly became known as one of the premier golfers in the country. She secured four consecutive age group titles as a junior golfer. Sanchez Lobato said the 2007 Evian Masters Junior Cup was her most memorable moment. She shot consecutive rounds of 70 to win the tournament by a narrow margin of three strokes. In that same tournament, she happily took the prize of playing a round with Hall of Famer Juli Inkster. Sanchez Lobato also participated and finished in the top 10 of the Spanish Women’s Amateur in the three years before she began her collegiate career. She tied for eighth in 2009, tied for ninth in 2010 SANCHEZ and finished third this past LOBATO summer. And since arriving at Georgia, the true freshman has already made a contribution on the course. She began her career with the Bulldogs last fall, when she finished as the top individual for the team at both the season-opening Cougar Classic and at the Tar Heel Invitational. Her 5-under performance at the Cougar Classic marked the best 54-hole score by any Bulldog in the fall. “She’s just came in here and ignited a little bit of a fire,” senior teammate Milena Savich said on what Sanchez Lobato means to the team. “She brings a lot of talent and she’s such a delightful kid to be around.” But with the return of several talented players and other impressive freshmen arriving this semester, it was unknown how involved she would actually be in her first spring at Georgia. However, in Puerto Rico, Sanchez Lobato was thrust into the starting lineup. That decision paid off for both her and the Bulldogs, who counted all of the freshman's scores toward a second place finish for the team. Individually, Sanchez Lobato finished tied for 25th with a total score of 227 — despite a nagging wrist injury — while fellow Spaniard and teammate Silva Zamora took home the individual title. “I think [Sanchez Lobato] is still in that process of getting comfortable again on the golf course,” Hester said. “It’s a process, so confidence is something that you gain over time, but I feel like this tournament was a step in the right direction for her.” And after finishing in the top 25 in the Bulldogs’ first match of the spring, is it possible that Georgia could have another national player of the year on its hands with Sanchez Lobato? “I don’t know that you ever expect anybody to be a national player of the year-type, but I definitely believe that she has a bright future ahead of her in golf, and she will be a huge part of our success here at Georgia,” Hester said. “Really, the sky is the limit.”

Starting pitcher Alex Wood (above) and Georgia got off to a strong start to its 2012 season, sweeping its series against Presbyterian to begin 3-0. Diamond Dogs head coach David Perno believes the team has the 'intangibles' needed to go far this year. MARIJA VULETIC/Staff

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he Diamond Dogs could hardly have drawn up a better opening weekend. Three games up, three games down, 3-0. It’s not something every team can say, and it certainly draws a sharp contrast to last year’s 0-3 start. It’s almost as if the weekend was created in a baseball lab somewhere. Georgia’s starters went deep into the game on Friday and Sunday. The offense put the team in control or kept them in contention. The team even posted just a single error during the series. After such a start, lesser teams might expect to coast through the rest of the season. But after the sweep, the Diamond Dogs were picking apart balls, strikes and swings. Don’t expect this team to rest on their laurels, especially not this early. “You can always improve,” second baseman Levi Hyams said. “You can never get complacent with yourself as a team.” The sole blemish in the weekend came on Saturday. Starter Michael Palazzone gave up three runs in the third, and the Diamond Dogs trailed most of the game. But even a flawed game couldn’t stop the Diamond Dogs. With two men on and two outs, pinch hitter Brett DeLoach hit a clutch double, clearing the bases and garnering the victory. But among the congratulations were concerns. “[It’s] a lesson learned, we’re just glad we didn’t have to learn the hard way,” Hyams said. Unsatisfied with their offensive performance Saturday, the Diamond Dogs looked for mistakes. There were too many pop ups, there were too many weak rollers to third, they said. And their nitpicking paid off Sunday, as the Diamond Dogs posted an 11-0 onslaught against the overmatched Blue Hose. “We had a much better approach offensively [Sunday],” Perno said. One area in which the team may not need improvement can’t be quantified in stats. Every coach knows that certain things separate teams that might be equal on paper, and those things often mean the difference between a win and a loss. “This team’s got a good sense of some intangibles that is tough to coach — you either have it or you don’t,” Perno said. “This team has a chance to have them.” Perno cited the end of Saturday’s game as an example of the uncoachable. Pinch hitter Brett DeLoach batted in place of designated hitter Jared Walsh when he entered Saturday’s game on the last out. Rather than feel he missed an opportunity to be the hero, Perno said, Walsh was the first man to congratulate DeLoach


as he came in to celebrate. “They really pull for each other,” Perno said. “Those kinds of things that just show up, and they show up when you have the type of leadership we have.” The intangibles and the team’s unity show in their work ethic, as well. DeLoach’s double only came after he

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came in early Saturday to work on his swing. It’s an attitude that’s infectious for the Diamond Dogs, and it should carry them far this season. “Everyone wants to get better every single day,” Hyams said. “We just keep coming in ... and get better game to game.” But if Perno’s opinion is any indicator, the Diamond Dogs still have room for growth ahead of them. “Oh yeah. We got tons of room for improvement,” he said. — Robbie Ottley is a junior from Marietta majoring in history and political science



Numbers don’t add up for Bulldogs in 2012 BY EDWARD KIM The Red & Black Numbers in sports supposedly don’t lie. Except for when it comes to the Georgia men’s basketball team, that is. The Bulldogs are 12-14, 3-9 in the Southeastern Conference through Wednesday afternoon and have been fighting to stay out of the bottom of the league basement all season. With disappointing close losses, inconsistent play, and an inability to close out games, wins have been hard to come by for Georgia. But according to the stat sheet, Georgia’s record does not accurately reflect what is happening on the court. In 12 league games this season, the Bulldogs have made more field goals, committed less turnovers, and even brought down more offensive rebounds than their opponents. Yet with all of those cateogries in its favor, Georgia continues to scrape by while the losses keep piling up. So what’s been the difference between a 3-9 Southeastern Conference record and a 9-3 mark? Free throws. “[In] our league games we’ve made more baskets than our opponents,” Georgia head coach Mark Fox said. “We’ve got more offensive rebounds than our

opponents. We’ve got fewer turnovers than our opponents. The free-throw line has been the issue for us. It’s been a real issue. So you wonder why I blow a gasket.” In league play this season, Georgia has allowed 84 more free throw attempts, 7.6 attempts per game, than its opponents. And for a team that has lost by an average of just 10.3 points a game, eight free throw attempts per contest has proven to be the difference on more than one occasion. This has been none more evident than in Georgia’s two games against Vanderbilt this season. In their first game against the Commodores on Jan. 14, the Bulldogs managed to cut the perennial top 25 team’s lead to just five, 69-64, with less than two minutes remaining. But Vanderbilt’s lead came with Georgia’s help, as the Bulldogs allowed the Commodores to shoot 44 free throws. The Commodores ended up making 30 of them, while Georgia attempted less than half of Vanderbilt’s mark with just 20 attempts. Last Sunday, the Bulldogs were again out shot at the line 21-14 as Vanderbilt made 17 of its attempts. However, the Bulldogs’ biggest sin came in the first half, as they fouled the

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SEC’s leading scorer and leading free-throw shooter in John Jenkins twice as he was shooting 3-point field goals. Jenkins made all six of his free throws in Georgia’s nine-point, 61-52 loss. “We made more baskets tonight than [Vanderbilt] did. We had fewer turnovers. We had more baskets. We had more offensive rebounds. We’re getting beat at the foul line,” Fox said after Sunday’s defeat. “That’s an area where we are just aren’t physical enough to draw free throw attempts.” However, even though the Bulldogs are aware of their most glaring issue, there seems to be very little that they can do to remedy the situation. Fox believes that time and experience are two of the biggest keys in finding a solution. But with only four games left until the SEC Tournament begins, time is the one thing that is not on the Bulldogs’ side. “I have not been pleased with our defensive numbers, and a lot of it is instead of getting a stop and helping our defensive percentage, we are getting a foul,” Fox said. “It has really affected our field goal percentage defense also. But a lot of it is [that different teams] play different than anyone else and [our freshmen] have never seen that system. So they don’t recognize as instinctively as an experienced player would. Therefore, lots of times while we were in position, we foul.” As Georgia looks to do what it can to remedy the break in its defenses that has led to many of its opponents free-throw attempts, the team’s own inability to get to the line has also raised concerns. This year’s squad was not expected to be a force down low, as two sophomores and two first year players were tasked to anchor the block. But the Bulldogs’ lack of points down low has not been due to a lack of attempts. The Bulldogs have averaged 9.3 offensive rebounds a game this season. Instead, it has been their incapability of taking advantage of these opportunities that has really hurt the team. On several occasions, Georgia has missed pointblank look after pointblank look and struggled with the simplest of shots down low. And even though the Bulldogs have recognized the problem, finding a

Getting to the free throw line proves to be one of Georgia's biggest issues this season, as its opponents have averaged nearly eight more attempts per game. MARIJA VULETIC/Staff solution has not been nearly as easy. “I just think we’re rushing our shots,” freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said. “I think we’re worried about blocked shots or we’re just trying to get fouled. [We’re] expecting to get fouled, so we’re not trying to finish the play instead of not trying to get fouled and finishing the play.” When asked if nerves played a part in Georgia’s struggles, senior Gerald Robinson’s response was curt. “No, [it’s not nerves]. We’ve almost played 30 games,” he said. “It’s not nerves anymore. I honestly don’t know what it is.” Opponents have not had a need to foul the

Georgia frontcourt this season, as they have done the work for their opponents by missing shots. Last season, three frontcourt players led the team in free throw attempts, a common statistic in basketball. This season though, three of the top four leaders in free-throw attempts for the Bulldogs are guards. Through all the struggles and frustrations it has dealt with this season, Georgia still fancies itself as a team on the rise and a team that is close to figuring things out as it heads to the final stretch of the regular season. “We’re close,” Fox said after Sunday’s game. “If we make some free throws, fin-

ish some easy plays around the basket. Then [that] game comes down to the wire. We’re not finishing those plays.” “We’ve made more baskets than our opponents have made,” Fox added. “We just need to work to continue to improve, to make that next couple of steps forward.” Even with all the numbers and stats that say Georgia should be better than its record, its most telling stat is this — in the Bulldogs' nine conference losses, they have lost by a combined 93 points. And coincidentally, Georgia’s SEC opponents have attempted 93 more free throws than the Bulldogs this season.

Steals in spotlight for Lady Dogs BY MATTHEW PEARCE The Red & Black Some sports statistics are misleading. But for the Georgia women’s basketball team, steals isn’t one of them. The Lady Dogs are ranked second in the Southeastern Conference, averaging 10.7 steals per game. Georgia is also in the top 50 in the nation, coming in at No. 43 in the NCAA Division I rankings. Lady Dogs head coach Andy Landers said that nothing he can do as a coach has any effect on his team’s ability to steal the basketball. “At the end of the day it’s about players,” Landers said. “You can have a system in place, you can drill, you can talk about positioning and anticipation, but at the end of the day everything comes down to players.” Some of the best players in the SEC at creating steals are Lady Dogs. Junior Anne Marie Armstrong and sophomore Khaalidah Miller rank fourth and eighth in the SEC with 2.3 and 1.9 steals per game respectively, while senior Meredith Mitchell is tied for 13th in the conference averaging 1.7 per game. “[It’s] just being aware defensively, individually as well as a team,” Miller said. “The majority of the time you only see the person who actually picks up the ball on a steal, but the person who defended the pass is really the one who creates the steal. So I think our ball pressure is really what we’ve been working on this year.” Last year, the Lady Dogs were still prolific thieves as they swiped the away ball 8.56 times a game — the fourthbest mark in the conference. Both Miller and Armstrong said that the amount of times the Lady Dogs are able to steal the ball is a good indicator of how well they are performing on the defensive end. “If you have a lot of steals, then you know that, defensively, you’re at least disrupting them and they’re having turnovers,” Armstrong said. “I think you can definitely relate a high number of steals to doing well on defense, but that can’t be the only thing that determines if you’re doing well.”

Miller said that the fact an individual player is awarded a steal can be misleading, as the process of getting the turnover is a team effort. “I think it’s more of a team statistic [and] as a team we’ve been doing really well defending the ball,” Miller said. “For you to steal the majority of the time, someone has to be pressuring the ball for the person with the ball to turn the ball over.” According to Landers, taking a steal as a raw stat is unreliable. For him, it is seeing the same players making defensive plays every game that is the true indicator of their ability. He also said that being credited with a steal can be as much about circumstance as ability. “Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time — somebody deflects the ball and you pick it up,” Landers said. “[And] you got people that actually go in, knock it loose pick it up and [it's] gone. That’s anticipation, that’s a kid wanting to make a defensive play. There’s your thief.” Steals have provided some of the Lady Dogs' highlights for this season, even in losses. MILLER In the loss to Florida on Sunday, James was twice involved in stealing the ball before taking it almost the length of the court and spectacularly completing the easy layup. Miller and Armstrong said that creating those easy points is important to the momentum and production of the Lady Dogs' offense. “Getting a big steal can take away two points from them and give you two points, and it can really be a fourpoint turnaround,” Armstrong said. “Just getting a steal and getting that wide open layup is a momentum builder. and you just have to build on [it] whenever you get those opportunities.” Miller agreed that being able to create points from their defense affects the Lady Dogs as a team. “It gets everybody energized and ready to get another steal,” Miller said. “Just keep playing hard defensively, because defense creates offense for us.”



Sophomore pitcher suppresses school strife Montemayor ‘not going anywhere’ BY JULIA CARPENTER The Red & Black Morgan Montemayor “looks pretty to play pretty” — just as her mother taught her to do. As a child in Phoenix, Ariz., Montemayor’s mother Glenda instilled in her daughter a love of bows, makeup and girly things that has lasted well into Morgan’s career as an allstar pitcher for the Georgia softball team. “She’ll always be wearing a bow,” Glenda said. “I would tell her you have to look pretty to play pretty, because if you’re not at your best, then at least fake it until you are.” Montemayor doesn’t need to fake it anymore — in her freshman year last season with the Bulldogs, Montemayor pitched 13 complete games and threw 168 strikeouts in her 41 appearances in the circle. But she still takes the time out for the pregame rituals her mom taught her at a young age. “I spend a lot of time on my hair and makeup,” Montemayor said. “I know it doesn’t look like it after playing, but if we have to be here at 10 a.m., I’ll probably wake up at 6:30 or 7 and start getting ready. It’s pretty bad. But there’s nothing as far as softball stuff, like how I put my cleats on or whatever. It’s all about presentation for me.” Her presentation in the circle makes those girly bows seem fearsome — last season, Montemayor led the team in starts, taking the ball 35 times and compiling a 2.19 ERA. Freshman Year Montemayor’s freshman year did not get off to a pretty start in the fall of 2010. After an easy time in high school, the academic rigor at Georgia threw Montemayor for a loop — one that almost knocked her out of the Bulldogs’ starting lineup. “I had come from a high school where — and it sounds really bad — I didn’t have to lift a finger with school,” she said. “So I came here and I was like, ‘I have to do homework?’ So the first two weeks of school, I didn’t take notes or pick up a pencil.” Senior catcher Ashley Razey taught Montemayor how to balance softball with schoolwork. “Finally it clicked and I was like, ‘Oh, I’m at the end of the semester failing my classes a little bit and if I don’t pass my finals I can’t play in the spring and all this work is for nothing,’” Montemayor said. “She definitely helped me there. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be here right now, probably.” After the troublesome start to her freshman year, Montemayor changed her major — from biology to recreational and leisure studies — and amped up her game. Last spring, she was named Southeastern Conference freshman of the week after she went 2-0 with two shutouts over LSU, combining to post a series-best 10 strikeouts in the two victories. Montemayor remembers that particular series as the moment when she gained confidence in her softball abilities at the next level. “It was the first time I felt like I could compete in the college world,” she said. “Before, I was still kind of back in high school mode, I didn’t know if I was good enough to play alongside these seniors. Once I threw, though, I just thought, ‘OK. I can do this.’” Montemayor continued to rack up wins for the Bulldogs and bond with her once-intimidating set of teammates. She said the academic difficulties in her first semester taught her lessons that she could use both on and off the field. “Nothing’s going to get handed to you,” she said. “No one else dug me into a

hole school-wise. I was the only one who did that. I chose to not take notes, I chose to not complete any of the assignments. So everything I get now, I do it when I’m supposed to.” And what she’s supposed to do is pitch. “It’s really just like tunnel vision,” she said. “It’s just me and ‘Sandy’ [senior catcher Krystyn Sandberg] or it’s just me and Ashley [Razey]. It’s just us two. Sometimes I don’t even see the batter. I see where I want to throw it, she gives me the sign and I go, ‘OK, that’s where I’m going to hit it,’ and if I miss, it’s going to be anywhere around there. But we don’t want no misses.” ‘Oh, she can't go big’ Montemayor has specific goals in mind for her sophomore season, all in preparation for upcoming games against SEC rivals. “If I’m throwing 70 the first inning, I’ll usually... be throwing 64, 65 the last inning,” she said. “And a lot this season, I’ve been working on throwing 70 the last inning if I was throwing 70 the first inning. So if I work on this, when we get into SECs, playing Bama, Florida and those teams, I will be throwing really hard.” Teammates agree that Montemayor’s biggest asset on the mound is her humility. Glenda said she noticed early on that while many pitchers on local travel teams were treated as allstars, her daughter didn’t let the attention reach her head. “Some teams want the cocky pitcher, not the confident pitcher,” Glenda said. “But that’s just not her. She’s just a love.” Montemayor credits this attitude to her mother’s insistence on thanking teammates and sharing the victory as a unit. “She’s never been the parent to go bragging about me on the sidelines, and she’s still to [this] day, people say, ‘Oh, she’s throwing so good, she’s getting all these accolades’ and Mom says, ‘Oh, she probably left a pitch hanging out there,’” Montemayor said. “Then when I see cocky players, I think, ‘What were their parents thinking?’” Montemayor’s humility is a quality that many teammates said augments rather than tempers her skills in the circle. Last year in an exhibition game against professionals, Razey said she was astounded to see Montemayor strike out Kelly Kretschman, a softball legend and Olympic athlete. “[Kretschman] is such an amazing player — and she struck her out,” Razey said. “Then after [that] I

was like, ‘Do you know who you just struck out?’ and she said, ‘No.’ Are you kidding? When [Kretschman is] a huge player with the game, plays in the pro league. She’s a very good player and a very good hitter — but [Montemayor] was just like, ‘I don’t know who that is.’ She had no idea.” This week, the Bulldogs will take part in the Cathedral City Classic in California — and in the stands cheering will be 12 of Montemayor’s closest friends and family. “I know the people who live in California should have the most people coming out, but no, I have the most people filling up that pass list,” Montemayor said. “It makes me want to throw harder, to run-rule the team so I can run out of there and give them all hugs.” A lot has changed since for Montemayor since this time last year — with a renewed sense of confidence both on the field and in the classroom. And now she is ready to show her family and friends the same thing while facing off against the stiff competition this week’s tournament will provide. “It is a huge tournament and I know I was so nervous, you know, playing U of A [Arizona] last year under the lights,” she said. “Heck yeah I was nervous. And it was all people I’d played against before, and their parents were all the ones saying, ‘Oh, she can’t go big. And if she does, she’ll be back within her first semester.’ and I was like, ‘Mmm. I’m staying here. It’s my second year. I’m not going anywhere.’ So for me, this tournament is getting out there and proving them wrong. I’m still here. I’m not going anywhere. And I’m doing it.”



Morgan Montemayor nearly failed out of Georgia after her first semester of classes, but she turned things around to become one of the Bulldogs' top pitchers in 2011. FILE/The Red & Black



Know the score BASEBALL


Baseball America Poll 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Team Florida Stanford South Carolina Arkansas Rice Texas A&M LSU Arizona Georgia North Carolina


AP Poll

Record 3-1 4-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 2-1

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SEC Standings Conference Overall TEAMS W L W L Eastern Division Tennessee 0 0 4 0 Georgia 0 0 3 0 Kentucky 0 0 3 0 South Carolina 0 0 3 0 Florida 0 0 3 1 Vanderbilt 0 0 0 3 Western Division 0 0 4 0 Arkansas LSU 0 0 3 0 Mississippi State 0 0 2 1 Ole Miss 0 0 2 1 Auburn 0 0 1 2 Alabama 0 0 0 3 Schedule Presbyterian 2/17 6-1 W Presbyterian 2/18 5-4 W Presbyterian 2/19 11-0 W Georgia St. 2/22 5 p.m. Winthrop 2/24 5:30 p.m. Winthrop 2/25 1 p.m. Winthrop 2/26 1 p.m. Savannah St. 2/28 6 p.m. W. Carolina 2/29 5 p.m. W. Illinois 3/2 6 p.m. W. Illinois 3/3 3 p.m. W. Illinois 3/4 1 p.m. Kennesaw St. 3/6 6 p.m. UCLA 3/9 6:30 p.m. UCLA 3/10 2 p.m. UCLA 3/11 1 p.m. Alcorn St. 3/13 5:30 p.m. Alcorn St. 3/14 5 p.m. Tennessee 3/16 7 p.m. Tennessee 3/17 3 p.m. Tennessee 3/18 2 p.m.

Team Kentucky (63) Syracuse (2) Missouri Kansas Duke Michigan State North Carolina Ohio State Georgetown Marquette Michigan Florida Baylor Murray State Florida State Wisconsin Louisville New Mexico Wichita State Notre Dame UNLV Temple Indiana San Diego State Virginia

SEC Standings Conference TEAMS W L Kentucky 13 0 Florida 10 3 Vanderbilt 8 4 Alabama 6 6 LSU 6 6 Tennessee 6 6 Mississippi State 6 7 Arkansas 5 7 Ole Miss 5 7 Auburn 4 9 Georgia 3 9 South Carolina 2 10

AP Poll Record 27-1 27-1 25-3 22-5 23-4 22-5 24-4 23-5 20-6 22-5 21-7 22-6 23-5 26-1 19-7 20-7 21-6 22-5 24-4 19-8 22-6 21-5 20-7 20-6 21-6

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Overall W L 27 1 22 6 19 8 17 9 16 10 14 13 19 9 17 10 15 11 14 13 12 14 10 16

SEC Standings Conference TEAMS W L Kentucky 11 3 Tennessee 11 3 Georgia 9 5 LSU 9 5 Arkansas 9 5 South Carolina 9 5 Vanderbilt 8 6 Florida 7 7 Mississippi State 4 10 Auburn 3 11 Ole Miss 2 12 Alabama 2 12

Player of the week

Team Baylor (40) Stanford Notre Dame Connecticut Miami (FL) Maryland Duke Ohio State Delaware Tennessee Penn State Green Bay Kentucky Texas A&M Georgetown Louisville Georgia Tech Georgia St. Bonaventure St. John's DePaul Purdue Nebraska Rutgers Gonzaga

Record 28-0 24-1 26-2 25-3 24-3 23-4 22-4 23-4 24-1 20-7 22-5 23-1 22-5 19-7 21-6 19-8 20-7 20-7 25-2 19-8 20-8 19-8 20-6 19-8 24-4 Overall W L 22 5 20 7 20 7 19 8 20 6 20 7 20 7 17 10 14 13 11 16 12 15 12 16

Player of the week

Notable Games Week Two Ohio State at No. 11 Georgia Tech Oregon at No. 16 Vanderbilt No. 9 Texas at No. 3 Stanford Team Pitching Leaders Player ERA Taylor Hicks (SP) 0.00 Jay Swinford (RP) 0.00 Alex Wood (SP) 1.50 Michael Palazzone (SP) 6.75 Player Ks Alex Wood (SP) 7 Michael Palazzone (SP) 2 Chase Hawkins (RP) 2 Earl Daniels (RP) 2 Team Batting Leaders Player BA 1. Curt Powell (3B) .667 2. Levi Hyams (2B) .500 3. Brett DeLoach (DH) .429 4. Brandon Stephens (C) .429 Player RBI 1. Levi Hyams (2B) 4 2. Brett DeLoach (DH) 4 3. Curt Powell (3B) 2 4. Conor Welton (OF) 2 Player of the week

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Meredith Mitchell (left) and Jasmine James (right) played stifling defense in Georgia's 76-63 victory over Vanderbilt in Stegeman Coliseum on Feb. 12. FILE/The Red & Black

Brett DeLoach knocked in the game-winning double in Saturday's 5-4 win over Presbyterian.

SOFTBALL USA Today Coaches Poll Team Record 1. Florida (21) 9-0 2. Alabama (4) 8-0 3. California (5) 8-0 4. Arizona State 10-2 5. Washington 10-0 6. Oklahoma 6-1 7. UCLA 10-0 8. Texas 8-0 9. Baylor 6-1 10. Tennessee 6-2 13. Georgia 8-1 SEC Standings Conference Overall TEAMS W L W L Eastern Division 0 0 9 0 Florida Georgia 0 0 8 1 Tennessee 0 0 6 2 South Carolina 0 0 6 3 Kentucky 0 0 4 5 Western Division Auburn Alabama Mississippi State Arkansas Ole Miss LSU

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Schedule Army 2/10 12-0 W Utah State 2/11 8-0 W St. John's 2/11 2-1 W Campbell 2/12 10-1 W NC State 2/12 3-2 L Connecticut 2/17 8-1 W Tenn. Tech 2/19 6-1 W W. Illinois 2/18 2-0 W Buffalo 2/18 8-0 W vs. Arizona 2/23 6:30 p.m. vs. Cal-Fullerton 2/23 9 p.m. vs. Washington 2/24 4 p.m. vs. UCLA 2/24 8:30 p..m vs. Oklahoma 2/25 1 p.m. Gardner-Webb 2/29 6:30 p.m. Cleveland St. 3/2 7 p.m Ohio 3/3 11 a.m Team Pitching Leaders Player ERA 1. Tess Sito (SP) 0.00 2. Erin Arevalo (SP) 0.56 3. Morgan Montemayor (SP) 1.11 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Player Erin Arevalo (SP) Morgan Montemayor (SP) Tess Sito (SP) Team Batting Leaders Player Kristyn Sandberg (C/IF) Ashley Pauly (2B) Tess Sito (P/UT) Anna Swafford (IF) Paige Wilson (IF)

Ks 34 25 9 BA .526 .520 .423 .375 .286

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Team Rankings 1. Florida 196.929 2. Oklahoma 196.784 3. Alabama 196.725 3. Georgia 196.725 5. Utah 196.721 6. UCLA 196.543 7. Arkansas 196.500 8. Oregon State 196.383 9. Nebraska 196.308 10. Penn State 195.982 Individual All Around Rankings 1. A. Priess Ala.   39.550 1. K. Ding Ga.  39.550 3. A. Johnson Fla.   39.525 4. G. Stack-Eaton Ala.  39.500 5. J. DeZiel Neb.  39.483 6. K. Grable Ark.   39.450 7. S. Peszek UCLA   39.445 8. S. Musser Penn St.  39.439 9. L. Mak Ore. St.   39.425 10.J. Pisani Ark.  39.391

ITA Team Rankings 1. Stanford 2. Florida 3. UCLA 4. Duke 5. California 6. Georgia 7. Southern California 8. Baylor 9. Northwestern 10. Virginia

Gymnast of the week

Kat Ding tied her career-high in the all-around against Kentucky, posting a 39.550. Roster Bekah Bennetts Mariel Box Kati Breazeal Lindsey Cheek Noel Couch Chelsea Davis Kat Ding Kaylan Earls Cat Hires Demetria Hunte Whitney Kirby Laura Moffatt Gina Nuccio Sarah Persinger Camille Pfister Christa Tanella Shayla Worley

5-6 5-2 5-5 5-5 5-3 5-1 5-2 5-0 5-5 5-4 5-1 5-1 5-1 5-5 5-3 5-4 5-2



MEN'S TENNIS 5-0 5-1 10-0 8-1 6-1 8-1 7-1 11-3 5-3 6-2

Singles Rankings Chelsey Gullickson Maho Kowase Lauren Herring Kate Fuller Nadja Gilchrist

9 44 60 80 125

Doubles Rankings Gullickson, Gilchrist


Schedule Kansas State 1/13 6-1 W Troy 1/15 7-0 W at Ga. Tech 1/21 4-3 W Missouri 1/27 6-1 W Fresno State 1/28 7-0 W FIU 2/5 7-0 W vs. Texas 2/10 4-2 W vs. California 2/11 4-0 L vs. Michigan 2/12 5-2 W Memphis 2/24 2:30 p.m. Clemson 2/26 1 p.m. S. Carolina 3/2 1 p.m. Florida 3/4 1 p.m. at Miss. State 3/9 3 p.m. at Ole Miss 3/11 1 p.m. at Arkansas 3/23 12 p.m. LSU 3/25 1 p.m. at Kentucky 3/30 5 p.m. at Vanderbilt 4/1 2 p.m. Alabama 4/6 4 p.m. Auburn 4/8 1 p.m. Tennessee 4/14 12 p.m. SEC Tourn. 4/19 TBA NCAA Champ. 5/11 TBA

ITA Team Rankings 1. Southern California  2. Ohio State  3. Virginia  4. Georgia   5. Duke  6. Florida  7. Kentucky  8. UCLA  9. Stanford  10. California 

11-0 12-1 7-1 8-1 9-1 6-3 10-2 10-1 8-4 5-4

Singles Rankings Wil Spencer Sadio Doumbia Ignacio Taboada KU Singh Hernus Pieters

3 21 43 55 72

Doubles Rankings Doumbia, Taboada   Spencer, Brasseaux  

6 7

Schedule Clemson 1/21 7-0 W TCU 1/29 7-0 W Virginia Tech 1/30 7-0 W ETSU 2/4 6-1 W William & Mary 2/10 6-1 W Georgia Tech 2/14 7-0 W vs. California 2/17 4-0 W vs. Florida 2/18 4-2 W vs. Southern Cal 2/19 4-1 L Furman 2/27 2:30 p.m. at S. Carolina 3/2 2:30 p.m. at Florida 3/4 1 p.m. Miss. State 3/9 2:30 p.m. Ole Miss 3/11 1 p.m. Ohio State 3/21 2:30 p.m. Arkansas 3/23 2:30 p.m. at LSU 3/25 2 p.m. Kentucky 3/30 5 p.m. Vanderbilt 4/1 1 p.m. at Alabama 4/6 4 p.m. at Auburn 4/8 2 p.m. at Tennessee 4/14 1 p.m. SEC Tourn. 4/19 TBA NCAA Champ. 5/11 TBA

A look back

A look back

The women's tennis team has had a week off since it posted a 2-1 record in the ITA National Indoor Championships. The Bulldogs jump back into action this week with a pair of home meets, facing off against Memphis on Friday and Clemson on Sunday.

The Bulldogs had the nation's top-ranked team on the ropes, but ultimately fell to the Southern California Trojans 4-1 on Sunday. It marked Georgia's first loss of the spring season.



Fall Ranking

Fall Rankings

Schedule vs. Denver 1/6 W at Alabama 1/13 L at Auburn 1/ 20 W vs. LSU 1/28 W at Utah 2/3 L vs. Arkansas 2/10 W vs. Kentucky 2/18 W at Florida 2/24 7 p.m. vs. UCLA 3/2 7:30 p.m. at Michigan 3/9 6 p.m. vs. NC State 3/11 2:30 p.m. SEC Championship 3/24

Team 1. UCLA (22) 2. Alabama (2) 3. Auburn 4. Southern California 5. Vanderbilt 6. North Carolina 7. LSU 8. Oklahoma State 9. Arizona State 10. Washington 11. Georgia 12. Florida

Points 596 570 537 499 478 466 458 454 387 345 329 308

A look back The No. 4 Gym Dogs were never challenged by the No. 27 Wildcats of Kentucky in their annual "Pink Out" meet. Georgia posted its secondhighest score of the season in the 197.225-193.125 victory. What to watch for Georgia heads down to Gainesville, Fla., on Friday to take on top-ranked Florida. The Gators defeated the Gym Dogs in Athens last season.

Team Leaders Name Avg. Emilie Burger 72.33 Marta Silva Zamora 73.07 Rocio Sanchez Lobato 74.20 Milena Savich 75.40 Upcoming Events 3/2 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Hilton Head, S.C.) 3/16 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) 3/30, Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (Athens, Ga.)

Team 1. Texas (19) 2. Oregon (1) 3. Arkansas (1) 4. Auburn 5. UCLA 6. Stanford 7. North Florida 8. Washington 9. Alabama 10. Georgia Tech 11. California 12. Southern California

2011 Team Leaders Name T.J. Mitchell Michael Cromie Keith Mitchell

Points 533 493 476 448 431 422 391 386 381 349 343 296

Avg. 74.90 75.60 76.33

Upcoming Events 3/4 South Florida Invitational (Dade City, Fla.) 3/12 The Maestro: Southern Cal (Montecito, Calif.) 3/16 Furman Intercollegiate (Greenville, S.C.)

Gerald Robinson was the top scorer for the Bulldogs in both of their games last week.

Jasmine Hassell combined to score 26 points in Georgia's two games last week.

Schedule Wofford 11/11 62-49 W Bowling Green 11/13 63-54 W South Dakota St. 11/16 72-61 W California 11/21 70-46 L Notre Dame 11/22 61-57 W Xavier 11/25 70-56 L Colorado 11/28 70-68 L Cincinatti 12/2 57-51 L Georgia Tech 12/7 68-56 L Southern Cal 12/17 63-59 W Mercer 12/20 72-58 W Furman 12/23 64-50 W Winthrop 12/27 92-86 W Delaware St. 12/30 58-51 W Alabama 1/7 74-59 L Florida 1/10 70-48 L Vanderbilt 1/14 77-66 L Tennessee 1/18 57-53 W Ole Miss 1/21 66-63 L Kentucky 1/24 57-44 L Auburn 2/1 59-51 L Tennessee 2/4 73-62 L Arkansas 2/8 81-59 W Mississippi St. 2/11 70-68 W South Carolina 2/15 57-56 L Vanderbilt 2/19 61-52 L at LSU 2/22 8:00 p.m. Florida 2/25 4:00 p.m. at Kentucky 3/1 9:00 p.m. South Carolina 3/3 1:30 p.m Team Scoring Leaders (Avg.)

Schedule TCU 11/11 Georgia Southern 11/15 College of Charleston 11/17 Southern Cal 11/20 Georgetown 11/26 Northeastern 11/27 South Carolina State 11/30 Georgia Tech 12/4 Mercer 12/6 Gonzaga 12/19 Montana State 12/20 Appalachian State 12/22 Furman 12/28 Arkansas 1/1 Tenneesee 1/5 Auburn 1/8 Florida 1/12 Mississippi State 1/15 Kentucky 1/19 Ole Miss 1/22 Vanderbilt 1/26 Tennessee 1/29 Mississippi State 2/2 Alabama 2/5 Vanderbilt 2/12 South Carolina 2/16 Florida 2/19 Ole Miss 2/23 LSU 2/26

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Gerald Robinson 14.1 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 13.9 Dustin Ware 8.1 Donte' Williams 7.5 Team Assist Leaders (Avg.) Gerald Robinson 3.7 Dustin Ware 2.2 Vincent Williams 1.3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.3 Team Steals Leaders (Avg.) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.7 Gerald Robinson 1.3 Dustin Ware 1.1 Vincent Williams 0.5 Team Rebound Leaders (Avg.) Donte' Williams 5.5 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 5.2 Marcus Thornton 5.2 Gerald Robinson 3.9 A look back

83-60 W 68-49 W 73-48 W 67-60 W 64-56 L 81-61 W 85-48 W 75-68 W 80-43 W 71-68 L 63-49 W 81-37 W 83-58 W 67-57 W 80-51 L 70-45 W 61-55 W 70-60 W 69-64 L 61-47 W 68-48 L 67-50 L 70-60 W 81-66 W 76-63 W 61-59 W 61-57 L 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Team Scoring Leaders (Avg.)

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Jasmine Hassell 13.1 Khaalidah Miller 12.1 Anne Marie Armstrong 12.0 Jasmine James 11.0 Team Assist Leaders (Avg.) Jasmine James 3.5 Anne Marie Armstrong 3.2 Meredith Mitchell 2.2 Khaalidah Miller 2.2 Team Steals Leaders (Avg.) Anne Marie Armstrong 2.3 Khaalidah Miller 1.9 Meredith Mitchell 1.7 Erika Ford 0.9 Team Rebound Leaders (Avg.) Anne Marie Armstrong 6.2 Jasmine Hassell 5.9 Meredith Mitchell 5.3 Jasmine James 4.8 A look back

After putting together back-toback victories over Arkansas and Mississippi State, Georgia turned around and lost back-toback contests. The first was a 5756 defeat to South Carolina last Wednesday followed by a 61-52 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday.

The Lady Dogs' four-game win streak was snapped on Sunday in Gainesville, Fla., as it lost to the Gators 61-57. Earlier in the week, Georgia edged South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., by two points on a pair of Anne Marie Armstrong free throws to win 61-59.

SEC Scoring Leaders (Avg.) 1. John Jenkins VAN 20.1 2. Jeffery Taylor VAN 17.8 3. Kenny Boynton FLA 17.5 4. Arnett Moultrie MSST 16.5 5. Dee Bost MSST 15.8 6. BJ Young ARK 15.1 7. Bradley Beal FLA 14.6 T8. Gerald Robinson UGA 14.1 T8. JaMychel Green ALA 14.1 10. K. Caldwell-Pope UGA 13.9 SEC Assist Leaders 1. Dee Bost MSST 5.0 2. Erving Walker FLA 4.9 3. Marquis Teague UK 4.8 4. Trae Golden TENN 4.7 5. Brad Tinsley VAN 4.4 6. Anthony Hickey LSU 3.9 7. Varez Ward AUB 3.8 8. Gerald Robinson UGA 3.7 T9. Jarvis Summers MISS 3.3 T9. Julysses Nobles ARK 3.3 SEC Steals Leaders T1. Trevor Releford ALA 2.2 T1. Anthony Hickey LSU 2.2 3. Dee Bost MSST 2.0 T4. Malik Cooke SCAR 1.7 T4. Ken. Caldwell-Pope UGA 1.7 T6. Mardracus Wade ARK 1.6 T6. Julysses Nobles ARK 1.6 T8. Jeffery Taylor VAN 1.4 T8. Anthony Davis UK 1.4 T8. Murphy Holloway MISS 1.4 SEC Rebound Leaders 1. Arnett Moultrie MSST 10.8 2. Anthony Davis UK 9.7 3. Murphy Holloway MISS 8.9 4. Reginald Buckner MISS 8.1 5. Jeronne Maymon TENN 7.9 6. Kenny Gabriel AUB 7.8 7. M. Kidd-Gilchrist UK 7.7 T8. Justin Hamilton LSU 7.2 T8. JaMychal Green ALA 7.2 10. Tony Mitchell ALA 7.0

SEC Scoring Leaders (Avg.) 1. Christina Foggie VAN 17.9 T2. Shekinna Stricklen TENN 15.2 T2. Diamber Johnson MSST 15.2 T2. A'dia Mathies UK 15.2 5. Valencia McFarland MISS 13.6 5. Glory Johnson TENN 13.3 T7. Porsha Porter MSST 13.1 T7. Jasmine Hassell UGA 13.1 9. Jennifer George FLA 12.9 10. Lasondra Barrett LSU 12.5 SEC Assist Leaders 1. Jasmine Lister VAN 5.5 2. Ariel Massengale TENN 5.3 3. Valencia McFarland MISS 4.9 4. C'eira Ricketts ARK 4.4 5. Diamber Johnson MSST 3.9 6. Ieasia Walker SCAR 3.3 7. A. Marie Armstrong UGA 3.2 8. Lanita Bartley FLA 3.1 T9. Amber Smith UK 2.9 T9. Morgan Jennings AUB 2.9 SEC Steals Leaders 1. Porsha Porter MISS 3.2 2. C'eira Ricketts ARK 2.8 3. A'dia Mathies UK 2.7 4. A. Marie Armstrong UGA 2.3 5. Valencia McFarland MISS 2.2 6. Ieasia Walker SCAR 2.0 T7. Lanita Bartley FLA 1.9 T7. Khaalidah Miller UGA 1.9 T7. Najat Ouardad AUB 1.9 10. Shafontaye Myers ALA 1.8 SEC Rebound Leaders 1. Glory Johnson TENN 9.3 2. Jennifer George FLA 9.0 3. Nikki Byrd MISS 8.8 4. Tiffany Clarke VAN 7.6 5. Martha Alwal MSST 7.5 6. Stephanie Holzer VAN 7.2 7. Lasondra Barrett LSU 7.1 8. Vicki Baugh TENN 6.8 9. Shekinna Stricklen TENN 6.5 10. Ashley Daniels ARK 6.4



Wasted days over, wins in for Lady Bulldog BY YOUSEF BAIG The Red & Black About a month ago, Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle said that junior Megan Romano was one of the most improved swimmers he had on the team this year. Last week at the Southeastern Conference Championships, Romano lived up to her coach’s praise, earning two gold medals in the 100 and 200 freestyle, which made major contributions as the Lady Bulldogs won their third consecutive conference title — all of which she has been a part of. Those wins were the first time she had been able to take home gold at SECs since she has been a Lady Bulldog. “That was my first individual SEC title so it meant a lot,” Romano said. “With the team backing me up and me just trying to help the team get that third title — it feels great.” Since her arrival in 2009, Bauerle said it has been a “process” bringing her to where she is today. “I think she’s really learned a lot more about her sport and takes it more seriously now,” Bauerle said. “I think she’s come to the realization that she can be pretty darn good.” Bauerle believes this realization occurred last year at NCAAs. He said that she was arguably one of the team's best swimmers, making it to the finals multiple times throughout the competition. Romano has embraced her training this year and made the most of every day and every practice, when it the past, that may not have been the case. “When you get to a certain point and a certain level, you realize you can’t waste days because other people may not be doing that,” Bauerle said. “Hell, the world is a competition. You’re competing every day — sometimes it’s not obvious, but you’re competing every day.” “I can honestly say I haven’t really trained to my full potential in the past,” Romano said, “but this year my nutrition is there, my training is there and just it being an Olympic year — I’m just trying to put it all out there this year.” This season, Romano has clocked some of the fastest times in school history in many freestyle events and holds the fastest time in the 200 backstroke. Most of these times have occurred in invitationals and conference championships — where it matters most. “The more important it is, the better off she is,” Bauerle said. “Sometimes I have to find ways of entertaining her during situa-

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Megan Romano brought home two gold medals from last week's SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., which helped the Lady Bulldogs win the conference title for the third consecutive season. Romano's performance came as no surprise to Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle, who said that Romano tends to be at her best when the stakes are highest. Courtesy Georgia Sports Communications tions that are not as competitive.” “I just love racing,” she said. “Practice is one thing, but when I put on a racing suit and cap and goggles and just get out there –— I know everything’s on the line and give it everything I have for the team.” Romano is a key component to the Lady Bulldogs’ success in relays as well, which was not necessarily expected after the seniors that were lost last year. “It’s definitely tough losing Allison [Schmitt], Chelsea [Nauta], Morgan [Scroggy],” she said. “Those are three main people on our relays … so losing them was

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Blind Pilot’s nationwide tours taught Drophed here yx xy xy xyx xy xyx power of goes connections, nature BY JASON FLYNN The Red & Black The story of Blind Pilot is a story about connecting. The band first started when Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski first met while studying abroad in Newquay, England. The pair began playing together after seeing a number of street performers in the rural surfing town. “The first day we saw this guy playing on the street and a crowd gathered just to stand and listen to him,” Nebeker said. “A cop came and I thought for sure he was going to break it up and bust the guy, but he just stayed for a minute, listened and dropped a pound in the guy’s case.” Because people have an aversion to street performance, Nebeker said the scene would not normally take place in the U.S. “When you’re playing on the street here people might even be interested in the music,” he said, “but they’ll still look at you like you’re begging for money.” Dobrowski and Nebeker split for a period of time after they returned from their trip, but the band started for the second time when they later reconnected. After moving into an old cannery in Astoria and doing some recording, the two decided to take a bike tour of the West, playing in towns along the way. “We wanted to visit really small towns that don’t get a lot of music and make a connection there,” Nebeker said. “That was the most rewarding part.”

Their music, as a result, is all about meetings. “There is a lot about relationships with people,” Nebeker said. “And the relationship to our natural surroundings and how it is our home seems to be something that came in a lot.” The commonalities between the two come from Nebeker’s own experiences, which he embellishes while writing. “It always comes from ... [what] I’m going through, or something in my past,” he said. “Sometimes it’s not completely the truth and I go a little more sensational or a way I’d rather the song go.” After their bike tour Nebeker moved to Hawaii with his girlfriend. He stayed for about eight months before returning to Oregon to work — and re-reconnect — with Dobrowski. “I kind of got a little bit lost over there with the sun and the beach and everything. Then Ryan was like, ‘Alright dude I’m going on another bike trip.’” While touring the pair opened themselves up to people in the different towns, and were pleasantly surprised by the reception. “It seemed like since we put ourselves in a vulnerable place, staying in people’s houses,” Nebeker said. “We put ourselves out there for the opportunity to help us and people responded in an extremely compassionate and human kind of way.” Before the second tour, the pair spent some time in the studio and recorded Blind

Pilot’s first album, “3 Rounds and a Sound.” “We had pretty much no expectations other than making an album we could sell on the bike tour,” Nebeker said. “Somewhere through we realized it was sounding pretty good.” So when the album charted, when it connected with listeners, the two were extremely extremesurprised. ly surprised. Since, Blind Pilot has added four members and become subject to higher expectations. “That was one of the biggest challenges. We didn’t expect the first [album] to reach a lot of people,” Nebeker said. “There was no one Nebeker said. “There was no expecting us tous make it soit so one expecting to make there was no stress.” The band toured and began working on its second album, “We are Are the the Tide,” Tide,” but but could not help but feel the weight of fans’ anticipation. “It was tough to put that out of our minds,” Nebeker said. “It’s not a good condition to write in.” Nebeker said that having additional personnel to work with helped, though. With four extra members they added more instruments including vibraphones, keyboard, trumpets and dulcimer. “Having six people instead of two, it’s a lot more collaborative,” Nebeker said. “The sound is a lot fuller.” The second album is complete and the band is back on the road. And though the members aren’t on bikes, they are still meeting a lot of people.

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‘WE ARE THE TIDE’ Blind Pilot sounds awfully sad to be so happy. Or, rather, the band’s indie-rock is too disconcertingly Pacifica-cool for its windswept Northwest woes. At times, on “We Are the Tide,” the band sounds like its soundtracking a cliff dive off some nowhere asdjfoiadsjfsdaoifjsdoijfasd Washington mountain. adsfoijasdfoasdijf And then lead singer Israel Nebeker’s voice will stretch, almost to moan, on tracks like “The Colored Night” — and it’s unavoidable: I find myself carried away on the strength of his sad sincerity. It helps, as noted, that the album has more sounds in its sound: beneath the thrum of guitar and moody snare are other instruments. Listen: you’ll catch snatches of strings and the clink of keys. Above it all is an album of abandonment — or, rather, a collection of connecting moments about connecting. “Don’t you forget you come from nothin,’” Nebeker sings, high and thin, pulling out the next lines like a whine. “That wind is callin’ my name.” So it goes on Blind Pilot’s songs: people come together and then come apart. The connection is all that matters. The album is peppered with titles of moments like these: “Keep You Right” and “Just One” and “Get It Out.” And the misery, if that’s what it is, is marvelous: sonically larger and more ambitious than the band’s debut, “3 Rounds and a Sound” — while also different, in a way that suggests the work has been dipped in a thousand different shades of cobalt.


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SAM BUSH The “King of Newgrass” is on a new adventure. After receiving three Grammys and an American Music Association Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist Award, multiinstrumentalist Sam Bush still searches to develop his sound. “What I’m really looking forward to is what lies around the bend,” Bush said. “What’s the next adventure? We will find ourselves going at the tunes at unchartered territories we’ve never been in, and we can only do that because we’ve been playing together for awhile.” Since his 2009 Grammynominated release “Circles Around Me,” Bush has been in the process of writing and co-writing with friends in Florida for his next CD. And with it, Bush plans to move away from the heavy, traditional bluegrass sound that mostly characterized his last record. “This time, I think I’m going to turn back to the type of music I helped start — newgrass,” he said. “It’s contemporary music played on traditional bluegrass instruments. We will probably turn our attention back to a more progressive style of acoustic bluegrass music.” Bush has an idea of which direction he wants to go, but the album is only in its beginning stages, and he is excited by the possibility of the journey.


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On his latest album, which he is now writing, multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush is trying to try something new: he wants to re-explore newgrass, which blends traditional and contemporary sounds. Courtesy Sam Bush “Honestly, I’m not that far along yet,” Bush said. “What I’m excited most about it though is the challenge of self-written tunes, but it is one of those things where you have to do so many little types of things.” As a songwriter, it's small things and not big themes that dominate Bush’s music. He’s drawn to what he grew up loving. He even wrote his song “Laps in Seven” about his dog Ozzy lap-

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ping water from his bowl. “[Ozzy] got into a certain rhythm — seven beats per minute,” Bush said. “So I ended up getting my mandolin and as he kept drinking, I started making up a melody to go in time to what he was doing.” His best songs, Bush said, can come from just getting a quiet moment. And as he returns to Athens, Bush said he hopes to give the audience something they “Double Victory — The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen” Where: MLC 171 When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-5197 Observatory Open House Where: Physics When: 7:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-2485 “Annie Hall” Where: Tate Theater When: 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Price: $2, $1 (students) Contact: (706) 542-6396 Fashion Show: Where the Wild Things Are Where: Botanical Garden When: 8 p.m. Price: $7 Contact: (706) 542-4307 Live Music

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The Chieftains Where: Classic Center When: 8 p.m. Price: $45-85 Contact: Mike Cooley Where: Melting Point When: 9 p.m. Price: $12 Contact:

SATURDAY, FEB. 25 Events

Day Hike: State Botanical Garden Where: Ramsey When: 9 a.m. Price: $15, $12 (faculty/ staff), $10 (students) Contact: Claire.frost3@ Architecture Lecture Where: Chapel When: 5 p.m. Price: Free Contact: Pink Drink Night Where: No Where Bar When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: Live Music

The Lanes Where: 40 Watt When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: Still, Small Voice & the Joyful Noise Where: 40 Watt When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: Golden Brown Where: 40 Watt When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: Triangle Fire Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Taj Motel Trio Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 Stuck Lucky Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com

Live Music

Soul Radics Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com


Lowdive Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Los Meesfits Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Karbomb Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Hermits of Suburbia Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com El Chupaskabra Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Burns Like Fire Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Blame Sydney Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Bastard Suns Where: Caledonia When: 4:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Eddie and the Public Speakers Where: Farm 255 When: TBA Price: Free Contact: Total War Where: Flicker When: TBA Price: TBA Contact: (706) 546-0039 Kater Mass Where: Flicker When: TBA Price: TBA Contact: (706) 546-0039 Eureka California Where: Flicker When: TBA Price: TBA Contact: (706) 546-0039 Black Moon Where: Flicker When: TBA Price: TBA Contact: (706) 546-0039 Heather Luttrell Where: Heandershot’s When: 8 p.m. Price: $5 cover Contact: Charlie Garrett Band Where: Hendershot’s When: 8 p.m. Price: $5 cover Contact: The Highballs Where: Melting Point When: 9 p.m. Price: $10 Contact:

SUNDAY, FEB. 26 Events

“Unforgiven” Where: Tate Theater When: 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Price: $2, $1 (students) Contact: (706) 542-6396

DJ Night Where: Farm 255 When: 10:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact:


ICE Seminar: Art and Social Practice Where: MLC 214 When: 5:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-7270 Global Leadership Institute Seminar 3 Where: MLC 348 When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-5687

Home Economics Conference Where: Georgia Center When: TBA Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-4849

Italian Film Showing Where: MLC 148 When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-8057

Katrin Sigurdardottir Lecture Where: Lamar Dodd S151 When: 5:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-1511 Ultra-Lite Backpacking Clinic Where: Ramsey 202 When: 6 p.m. Price: $15, $12 (faculty/ staff), $10 (students) Contact: Claire.frost3@

“God Save the Kings and Queens” Drag Show Where: Tate When: 7 p.m. Price: $6, $3 (students) Contact: uga.lambda@ Panel Discussion Where: Memorial Hall 407 When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-8468 Karaoke Where: The Volstead When: 10 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 354-5300 Live Music

Movie Mondays with Multicultural Services and Programs Where: Memorial Hall Tribal Lounge When: 6:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-5773 “Madonna of the Mills” Where: MLC 102 When: 7:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 224-3796 Bella Hristova Violin Performance Where: Performing Arts Center When: 8 p.m. Price: $25 Contact: (706) 542-4400 Line Dancing Where: Buffalo’s When: TBA Price: TBA Contact: (706) 354-6655 Live Music

Open Mic Where: Hendershot’s When: 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: Carbon Leaf Where: Melting Point When: 8 p.m. Price: $10 Contact:

The Lemonheads Where: 40 Watt When: 8 p.m. Price: $16 (adv.) Contact: Meredith Sheldon Where: 40 Watt When: 8 p.m. Price: $16 (adv.) Contact: Young America Where: Caledonia When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Catherine Kimbo Where: Caledonia When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Casey Wood Where: Caledonia When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Ike Stubblefield and Friends Where: Hendershot’s When: 8 p.m. Price: $5 cover Contact:

There are several nationalities behind the music of California Guitar Trio, and several sounds, too. But what matters to the members is their music. Courtesy California Guitar Trio


players out there — instead of playing straight classical guitar we play a blend of our influences.” California Guitar Trio is all over the Despite the adjective-heavy name, place. California Guitar Trio avoids classification. In its music selection, influences and Richards said he likes to pin the group styles, the threesome focuses on incorpowith only a broad statement: instrumental rating many sounds from many places. acoustic guitar music. And with only three members, the “That leaves it open band can brag internationfor really anything,” he al influences: one member said. “‘Instrumental’ means is Japanese, the three it has no words. If it’s studied music in England acoustic it could mean so and the group formed in many different things, and Los Angeles — where its that’s what we do is so When: Wednesday at clashes became coherent. many different things.” 8:15 p.m. “Being in LA really But it isn’t just differWhere: Melting Point shaped what we were ences in sound or style doing,” Paul Richards said. Price: $10 (students), that inform the members’ The city was especially $15 music: it’s their 20 years of accepting of the band’s difexperience as a band and ferences because of its as fellow musicians. own. “We’re all three still “[It] is such a melting friends,” Richards said, point of different cultures “and after 20 years of tourjust being there in that ing together, I think that’s a big accomenvironment experiencing that,” Richards plishment. We’re all three pretty mellow said. “We were a part of that melting pot.” guys and we are able to get along well They looked to add some spice. enough and we still enjoy playing music Having, all three, already studied and together.” played acoustic guitar for a long time, the It’s not the hype of the music that band didn’t want to get bored. matters most — it’s the music. “From the beginning it has always “We always put the music first,” been about trying to do things differently Richards said. “We don’t let our egos or on acoustic guitars than what has been any other stupid things that don’t matter done before,” Richards said. “Instead of get in the way of the music.” playing it straight — because there are so many good acoustic-style old-timey guitar — Hilary Butschek

Contact: (706) 542-8584 Tour at Two: Silver in the Permanent Collection Where: Georgia Museum When: 2 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-4662 Bulldog Book Club Meeting Where: MLC Jittery Joe’s When: 3:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: “Confessions of a Big Girl— Reflections on Fat, Faith and Femininity” Where: Journalism S306 When: 4 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-8468

The Real Nasty Where: No Where Bar When: 10:30 p.m. Price: $3-5 Contact: (706) 546-4742

CORE Concert Dance Company Performance Where: Dance Building When: 8 p.m. Price: $15, $10 (students, seniors) Contact: (706) 542-8579


Smokey’s Farmland Band Where: Melting Point When: 7:30 p.m. Price: $5 Contact:

Giant Slide at Ramsey Where: Ramsey When: 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-5060 “Hidden Man”



Tim Brantley Where: Melting Point When: 9 p.m. Price: $10 Contact:

Couture a-la-cart Where: Dawson Hall When: 11 a.m. Price: Free Contact: Department of Communication Studies Colloquium Where: Terrell Hall 214 When: 12:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-3263 Race, Class, Place and Outcomes Speaker Series Where: Aderhold G-10 When: 1 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 542-6100 Reading and Dialogue by Josefina Baez Where: MLC 102 When: 4 p.m. Price: Free Contact: Workshop: Library 101 Where: MLC 368 When: 4:30 p.m.


Price: Free Contact: ccason@uga. edu

Record-A-Thon 2012 Where: Learning Ally When: TBA Price: TBA Contact: (706) 549-1313

Terry Career Boot Camp: Evaluating the Job Offer Where: MLC 148 When: 3:35 p.m. Contact: (706) 542-3375


Lunches for Literacy — Loran and Myrna Smith Where: Cine When: 11:30 a.m. Price: $15 Contact: Filmathens Networking Event Where: Cine When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: Flower Arranging Unit 3 Workshop— Design for Dining Table Where: Botanical Garden When: 9 a.m. Price: $45, $40 (members) Contact: (706) 542-6156 Center for Student Organizations Information Session Where: Tate 142 When: 12:30 p.m. Price: Free


Where: Fine Arts When: 8 p.m. Price: $15, $12 (students) Contact: (706) 583-0045 Live Music

Cotton James Where: 40 Watt When: 8 p.m. Price: $14 (adv.) Contact: Blind Pilot Where: 40 Watt When: 8 p.m. Price: $14 (adv.) Contact: The Winter Sounds Where: Caledonia When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Sleepy Eye Giant Where: Caledonia When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge. com Androcles and the Lion Where: Caledonia When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: caledonialounge.

com Badfish Where: Georgia Theatre When: 9 p.m. Price: $8 Contact: georgiatheatre. com Kenosha Kid Where: Hendershot’s When: 8 p.m. Price: $3 cover Contact: Shaun Hopper Where: Melting Point When: 7:30 p.m. Price: $15, $10 (students at door) Contact: California Guitar Trio Where: Melting Point When: 8:15 p.m. Price: $15, $10 (students at door) Contact: Live Jazz Where: Walker’s When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 543-1433





February 23, 2012 Issue  

February 23, 2012 Issue of The Red & Black

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