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Poll reveals majority in favor of smoking ban By KATHRYN INGALL The Red & Black One-third of students who responded to the second SGA smoking ban survey are in favor of a full smoking ban on campus. And half of the faculty and staff who responded want smoking on campus entirely banned. SGA plans to have a proposal on a smoking ban ready by the end of the month to submit to the administration. The Smoking Ban Implementation Committee sent out a second survey to gain a better sense of where students, faculty and staff at the University stand on the smoking ban issue. Of the student responses SGA received in December, 34 percent of students are in favor of a full smoking ban and 38 percent voted for no smoking ban. “The figures were similar to the initial Homecoming poll,” said Gregory Locke, chair of the smoking committee. “Now we know a third of students that we surveyed are in favor of a full ban. That’s the voice of only the students that replied, but that’s the only thing we can go on.” Though only students were included in the initial Homecoming survey, faculty and staff were included as part of the December survey.

Of the faculty and staff responses, 50 percent are in favor of a full smoking ban and 11 percent voted for no smoking ban. Stephen Thompson, vice president of SGA, said the smoking committee is not only looking at the different solutions available, but also which plans were successful in meeting their goals. “What we’re trying to find out is what’s been effective,” said Stephen Thompson, vice president of SGA. “We definitely don’t want a policy that’s not enforceable.” In an effort to find the plan best suited to the University, Thompson said the group’s research has led them to consult sources around campus such as campus police, the health center and smokers and nonsmokers. Although the details of the proposal have not yet been decided, Thompson said the committee is leaning away from an outright ban of smoking on campus and looking for a more manageable solution. “Whatever we do propose will not be extreme — it will be moderate,” he said. “We want it to be possible and within the realm of enforcement.” Thompson cited the student survey as an indication the majority of the students on campus favor the ban. See SURVEY, Page 5

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▲ Photographer Jim Fiscus and graphic designer Chris Bilheimer fused pictures in nature with backdrops and glass-painted negatives.

Photo exhibition When: Reception today at 7 p.m. Open until Feb. 11. Where: Gallery 101 (Main Gallery) of Lamar Dodd and Bilheimer has worked with bands — such as R.E.M, Weezer and Nirvana. For the project, Fiscus took photographs of plants and animals, such as vines, frogs and moths. Then Bilheimer created backdrops and glass-painted negatives for the photographs. “It is the merging of fine art and commercial photography,” Kirin said.

The exhibition will be the first time the public can view the pieces, which range from 3 feet by 4 feet to 8 feet by 8 feet. The pieces will be for sale, but not at the University, Fiscus said. “This exhibition is organized to take place at the time of the festivities of the reopening of the Georgia Museum of Art,” Kirin said. The Georgia Museum will open on Jan. 29 and the exhibition is Lamar Dodd’s contribution to their campaign. “It was an opportunity to do a personal series of photographs,” Fiscus said. “My desire was to work with another artist. We created a product that was different than what I could have created alone.”

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Where’s Mikey? President Adams has a meeting with Dean of Students Bill McDonald. Hopefully Adams will hum ‘Old McDonald Had a Farm’ during the meeting.

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Skype utilized for overseas job interviews By SARAH GIARRATANA The Red & Black

Artists combine photos and design for new exhibit “The Hills” of Los Angeles may be on television, but “The Hill” of Athens is in a museum. “The Hill is a woodsy area where several historic homes are located,” said Asen Kirin, organizer of the exhibition. “The homes were moved to this area to be reassembled and restored.” The area might remain unknown to most students, but two reputable artists created an entire photography exhibition featuring plants and animals from the area. Photographer Jim Fiscus and graphic designer Chris Bilheimer worked together over the course of a year to create various large-scale stilllife pieces, which will be featured in The Hill Project Photography Exhibition. The Hill is located on Lee Epting’s property off Highway 129. “He has created gardens and made a beautiful space,” Fiscus said. “It is natural and rough.” The two met years ago at Five & Ten when Bilheimer sent Fiscus a fruit platter and Fiscus sent back a platter with Splenda. “Chris and I are very similar, but in our work style we are very different,” Fiscus said. “We are the odd couple.” Fiscus has worked with clients — such as HBO, Nike and Coca-Cola —

200,000 — that’s the number of attacks the University’s wireless Internet network receives every day, said an official in the Office of Information Security. But Brian Rivers, security information officer, said though it is regularly attacked, the University network isn’t unsafe. “I can say that UGA has a few measures put in place that other hotspots don’t,” Rivers said. He said the University’s wireless network has active firewalls against malicious programs, and Rivers’ office monitors the network for ongoing attacks. These steps are above the standards of most public networks, Rivers said. “That’s not usually something you would see at Starbucks. We put that in place so UGA’s network is more protected,” Rivers said. Barry Hollander, a journalism professor with technology expertise, also said as far as public wireless networks go, Personal Access Wireless/ Walkup System— the University’s wireless network — is a safe one because it requires the user to log in. “It’s not as easy for someone to pull information because they’re on the same wireless,” Hollander said. “A more open wireless system like downtown or a coffee shop — at those places, there are more risks.” Rivers added people must still take precautions to protect their computers when using the University’s wireless network. Computers connected to PAWS are required to follow the Minimum Security Standard, which includes having updated antivirus programs and firewalls. Rivers also said to never share bank account numbers or other personal


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Since Skype adopted video chat on its online calling platform in 2006, users have changed the meaning of a face-to-face conversation. Offering free userto-user video calls, Skype serves as a lifeline for military families, a valuable resource for students studying abroad and an effective, affordable tool for businesses. As University students look for jobs wherever they are available, businesses are turning to video interviews to talk with candidates across the globe. “Because it’s used in so many other parts of the world, I used Skype to interview for an internship in China,” said Andrew Arnold, a junior international affairs major from LaGrange. “The interview was still very professional. Skype is so versatile because it can be used in a professional and personal way.” The UGA Career Center advisers work specifically on this type of interview, and students should treat it like a normal interview with common-

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sense dress, said Cecil Bentley, director of Grady College external relations. While using video chats to conduct interviews saves employers time and money, users still deal with dropped calls and slow connections that sometimes leave the video stream lagging so that the person on the other end of the call is frozen on screen. “When I had my interview for an internship abroad, it was rather impromptu, and the connection wasn’t that great, so the picture kind of jumped around,” said Mark Miller, a senior publication management major from Griffin and a Red & Black reporter. “The video didn’t make that much of a difference, but Skype overall made a big difference because it was free.” As Arnold taught English in China, he used Skype to communicate with his family in the States, but now at home, he said he uses Skype to keep track of the friends he made abroad. “The connection is always good and the program is easy to use,” Arnold said. “I used it also when See TECHNOLOGY, Page 2

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Student charged with computer trespass, fraud Benjamin Scott Fogle, 18, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, computer forgery and financial transaction card fraud Saturday after a warrant was released. A student reported to University police that an unknown individual had accessed her personal Yahoo, Bellsouth, UGAMail/MyID and Facebook accounts on several occasions between Oct. 22 and Nov. 20, 2010, according to the police report. The student reported her security questions for each e-mail account had been changed, making it more difficult for her to regain control of her accounts. The individual had also altered and added information to the student’s Facebook profile, according to the report. On Nov. 22, the student also reported to police that an unauthorized purchase worth $97.59 had been made at the University Bookstore with her credit card account, according to the report. Smell of marijuana leads to arrest A University student was arrested and charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana Thursday after the odor of marijuana was reported in Creswell Hall, according to a University police report. Danny Tran, 18, was arrested after officers responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from the fourth floor of

Police Documents Creswell Hall at about 12:30 a.m. The officer found less than an ounce of marijuana, a blue and orange elephantshaped glass marijuana pipe, a black American Weight Signature scale with suspected marijuana residue and a grenade-shaped grinder with suspected marijuana residue on Tran’s side of the room, according to the report. Tran was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. and charged with possession of marijuana and drug related objects He was transported to Clarke County Jail.

Diversity: Where are we now? On Jan. 9, 1961, two courageous black students, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, arrived at North Campus to register for classes. They were admitted, successfully integrating the University. Fifty years have passed since Hunter and Holmes walked campus. Students of


Robinson arrested Montez Robinson, former defensive end for the University’s football team, was arrested Jan. 12, according to Athens-Clarke County police logs. This is Robinson’s fourth arrest. Robinson was charged with criminal trespass, obstruction, battery and buying/possession of a substance. Robinson was arrested in December 2009 and charged with simple battery, criminal damage and underage possession of alcohol. Following his third arrest on a misdemeanor charge of battery/family violence in April 2010, he was dismissed from the football team.

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calling cards started to get difficult, I could communicate with my family and it was much easier to use.” Skype links more than just businesses — it also connects classrooms at the University. “When I’ve taught, I used Skype to get folks in the other parts of the country to do guest Q&As in class,” Welch Suggs, assistant to the president and adjunct journalism instructor said. “Why not use technology to bring in the best people in the country?” Skype continues to grow in popularity among the

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“People are more likely to hang out with people that are similar to them. If someone comes into the dining hall, they sit with someone that is their own race just because they feel more comfortable. I don’t think it is a problem.”


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“A prime example is my kids got to talk to their grandparents over Skype today about the snow,” Suggs said. “That’s what makes it different from iChat or Jabber, because for my mom and my inlaws, Skype is great.” Though applauding Skype for personal use, Suggs remains on the fence about its professional use. “Straight up, I think it might be something people would use for initial interview, but there’s no substitute for the real thing,” Suggs said. “It’s great for initial contact, but I wouldn’t count on it as a primary tool.” by

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general population because it is an easy-to-operate program, according to Suggs. The program is free to download online, and the video chat can be used as long as the Skype user has a video camera that can be attached to a computer. Much of its success as a new media tool can be attributed to the fact that the service connects people. Its popularity continues to rise in classrooms and boardrooms abroad and at home. In addition to work purposes, Suggs has used the program for personal reasons as well.


“I haven’t really seen it as a problem. I haven’t heard any racial comments. I think we have come pretty far.”

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Officer enhances police force Also serves as Univ. instructor By ADINA SOLOMON The Red & Black What if your instructor worked for the University police? What if he specialized in defeating violent extremism — aka terrorism? Would you sit up a little straighter in class? Josh Jenkins, a fifth-year student from Augusta, had that experience last semester in Dan Silk’s criminal justice course. Silk — communications coordinator at the University Police Department and a captain at the Athens-Clarke County Police Department — is also a part-time University instructor in criminal justice. “When you have someone who can bring a lot of those real-world experiences to the classroom, it really has a positive influence,” Jenkins said. “You know that he hasn’t read it out of the book. They’re giving you firsthand knowledge, which is the most important thing.” And to add another feather to Silk’s cap, he was recently invited to a one-day conference at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, U.K., about community-based strategies to defeat violent extremism. “It’s the new kind of catchphrase the governments use when

they’re talking about terrorism,” Silk said. At the December conference, Silk gave a presentation and discussed solutions to violent extremism in the United States and the United Kingdom. He said in order to help defeat violent extremism, there needs to be more learning and negotiation between police and the community. “It’s really important that the voices of communities are heard really clearly when governments make agendas,” Silk said. Silk first came to Athens in 1993 and has earned three degrees from the University. From 2001 to 2004, Silk worked in Kabul, Jerusalem and Los Angeles for the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. He received a Fulbright Fellowship, a government international exchange program, to study at the University of Birmingham for four months in 2009, researching how police forces and communities can interact positively with one another. “It was a dream,” he said. The conference taught Silk he didn’t have to look far from home to find how police and the community can partner together. “Athens-Clarke County police are the most innovative, community-focused police department around,” Silk said. “When I went overseas, I learned that the best way to do things was how Athens does them.”

University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said Silk has a “dual mission” of both teaching and policing. “It’s not often that you can find someone like him with a variety of experiences,” Williamson said. “He has this unique knowledge and thought process that people are taking an interest in.” Jenkins said Silk’s class greatly discusses how to run a police department, which Silk has done himself. This real-world experience brought to students in Silk’s classes makes the course both interesting and valuable, Jenkins said. Jenkins referenced one instance during the course when Silk threw out a homework assignment and gave an alternative assignment regarding a chapter on violent extremism. “He said a lot of the information was wrong and irrelevant,” Jenkins said, referencing the original assignment. “He’s worked in that.” In March, Silk is going to England for a violent extremism conference as a guest of the U.K. government, Silk said. Though he is again leaving Athens for a conference, Silk said he looks forward to his future in the town and at the University. “I really like working for the University, so I plan to keep doing Meagan Kelley| The Red & Black what I do now with the balance of ▲ Dan Silk, who works for both the University and teaching and working at the police department,” he said. “I Athens-Clarke County police, also teaches a criminal justice class. He specializes in violent extremism. couldn’t ask for a better setup.”

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▲ Fire engines were called to the Tate Student Center Thursday after the head of a sprinkler in the parking deck broke. An official at the fire department said the break may have been caused by the cold weather.

CELEBRATING CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WITH SERVICE In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the University and the Athens community are holding events to commemorate key figures in the civil rights movement this weekend. Despite weatherrelated cancellations, some events are still on. What: Diversity in Graduate Education When: Today, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Where: Old College, Room 100 More Information: Networking reception focusing on graduate educational opportunities. Open to students, faculty and staff. What: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Banquet When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: The Classic Center More Information: Athens leaders will be honored for their humanitarian efforts in the community, and 25 scholarships will be granted to local high school students. What: Athens MLK Day of Service When: Monday at 8:30 a.m. Where: The Morton Theatre More Information: Student and community volunteers will participate in various service events in Athens; www. What: Hands That Can Do: African American Quilters of Northeast Georgia When: Until Wednesday Where: Lyndon House Arts Center More Information: An exhibition honoring the work of 12 women from northeast Georgia. Free. Reminder: The MLK Freedom Breakfast originally scheduled for today is canceled due to weather. The event will be rescheduled to a later date. All ticket purchases for the event will be honored. Questions about the breakfast may be directed to the Office of Institutional Diversity at (706) 583-8195.

web: Students not protected when violating copyright laws ➤ From Page 1 information on the Internet. “I can’t say trust your computer to the UGA network,” Rivers said. “You should not trust your computer to any public wireless network.” Rivers and Hollander said though the University can observe users’ online activities, it usually doesn’t. But many students wonder if the University will monitor and act when people illegally download music and movies on its network. Rivers said though the University is legally obligated to take action, it only does so when contacted by the third-party company that owns the copyrighted material. “The University doesn’t actively monitor for file sharing,” he said. “We do regularly send out warnings about file sharing.” Matthew Vollkommer, a freshman from Johns Creek, is set to go on trial in front of the University’s student judiciary in late January for downloading a copyrighted movie. Vollkommer said a third-party company that owns the rights to the movie he downloaded contacted the University. “They basically give them a cease and desist letter telling them to stop that activity, and the school basically forwards that to me,” he said. “That’s how I get contacted for student judiciary.” Vollkommer said he is worried about receiving a sanction on his records from student judiciary because he wants to attend a top-tier law school after graduating from the University. “Even though it’s the smallest thing, it’s on my records,” he said. “I would accept 100 hours of community service just as long as it’s out of my records.” Rivers said cases like Vollkommer’s — where third-party companies contact the University — occur three to five times a day. “I believe what we’re getting notices on is a significant portion of the illegal file sharing,” Rivers said. Hollander said illegal downloading is one instance on PAWS where the user’s privacy is not safe from University scrutiny. “You’re not secure if you’re breaking the law,” he said. “That’s the one place where the University is obligated to turn over information if they’re asked.” But compared to other public wireless networks, both Rivers and Hollander said the University’s network is safer than most — as long as it is used legally and cautiously. “UGA is a public wireless network,” Rivers said. “You still have to protect yourself.”

SURVEY: SGA to make recommendations on smoking restriction by end of month ➤ From Page 1 “There are not a large number of students participating, but they are the students who care,” Thompson said. “The ones who are filling out the surveys are showing us they are strongly in favor.” The committee created for formulating the smoking ban proposal will meet for the first time this semester later in the week. Plans to meet earlier in the week were cancelled when the snowstorm caused the University and much of Athens to close. “We’re trying to have a big push in January,” Thompson said. “We want to have a forum with students to get their response.” After the proposal is finalized, it will be submitted to the administration, which will take the recommendations of the SGA into consideration when making the final decision for the campus. “For now, we’re just trying to figure out the technicalities and work out some sort of plan,” Locke said.

SURVEY RESULTS Students: 34 percent: full smoking ban 11 percent: ban smoking within a certain amount of feet away from all buildings 13 percent: ban smoking in certain areas 3 percent: other 38 percent: no smoking ban Faculty: 50 percent: full smoking ban 27 percent: ban smoking within a certain amount of feet away from all buildings 16 percent: ban smoking in certain areas 4 percent: other 11 percent: no smoking ban *More than one answer may be selected

What’s in a word? Last week, the publishing company NewSouth Books announced a new edition of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn” — which will be released in early February — will no longer include the “n-word” and other racial slurs. Though the rest of the two novels will remain unchanged, the “n-word” will be replaced with “slave,” “Injun Joe” with “Indian Joe” and “half-breed” with “halfblood.” The “n-word” appears four times in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and 219 times in the original “Huckleberry Finn,” which were published in 1876 and 1884, respectively, in the aftermath of the American Civil War. Some University professors are skeptical about the altered edition of Twain’s two most revered books. “It makes no sense,” said Allan Kulikoff, a professor of Southern history within the University History Department. “Historians do not prettyup history. We should not forget that racist language and what it meant — slavery, discrimination, segregation, the Ku Klux Klan — to the African Americans who heard it.” Alan Gribben, a Twain scholar at Auburn University at Montgomery, is the man behind the changes. When “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” was chosen by Alabama for the state’s “Big Read,” Gribben was asked to write the introduction to a special edition of the book. In his discussions with teachers, Gribben said many found the language of the novel made it unacceptable to teach. Gribben took the teachers’ concerns to the publishing company NewSouth, and the new edition took form. Gribben told Publisher’s Weekly the novels do not lose meaning by removing “that one indefensible slur.” Censoring and banning books is no

recent phenomenon. Novels like Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five” and Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” are classics that have been banned from classrooms for offensive content. NewSouth released a statement about the changes stating, “We saw the value in an edition that would help the works find new readers. If the publication sparks good debate about how language impacts learning or about the nature of censorship or the way in which racial slurs exercise their baneful influence, then our mission in publishing this new edition of Twain’s works will be more emphatically fulfilled.” Still, the “n-word” is present in the history of the South. Only 50 years ago, the “n-word” was shouted at Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes, the two students who desegregated the University. Mary Frances Early, the first black woman to graduate from the University, encountered similar taunts. “They spray-painted my car with the ‘n-word,’” Early recalled in an interview with The Red & Black in 2009. James Cobb, a University history professor, said the change will influence students’ understanding of recent events. “Take the ‘n-word’ away, and you lose a lot of perspective on both the significance of the 2008 election and on the torrent of racist e-mails and cartoons about Barack Obama that swirl about the Internet,” he said. However, at least one academic cautions against judging the NewSouth edition too harshly. “I find the complexities and contradictions of both these novels part of what makes them particularly American,” said University English professor Valerie Babb in an e-mail interview. “The language of these texts allows me to raise many aesthetic and cultural questions as I teach them. However, I don’t feel we should dismiss the aims of the editor.”

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A wrap-up of the Snowpocalypse’s ups and downs School cancellation As Sunday evening rolled around and snow blanketed Athens, the University sent out an e-mail with those ever-so-sweet words: class is canceled. Winter break was extended a day. And then two days. And then a third. Students played in the snow, walked to the closest gas stations to stock up on snacks and beer and tried their damndest to avoid becoming stir crazy. We enjoyed those extra three days frolicking in the winter wonderland. And now we have a three-day weekend to boot. Thank you, Mother Nature. Stranded! At first it was a brief evening out. Just a quick trip to a friend’s house to watch a movie. You’d drive home afterwards. But then you got stuck for the night. And one night turned to two. And two to three. And you didn’t have a toothbrush. Or clothes. Or contact solution. And you ran out of things to do. And all you wanted was your own bed. Your own shower. Your own underwear. But you were stuck. So a big thumbs down to being stranded. We’ll never appreciate our own apartments more. University response Even though campus was shut down, University and city workers were out early Monday morning to ensure that campus roads were passable. Reports of Atlanta remaining largely shut down for most of the week suggest that state employees were out of their element. For everyone who lives on campus, the service from the dining halls was downright heroic. Let the Big Dawg Eat, indeed. Injuries Ouch! Slipping down icy sidewalks as you make the much-needed trek to the grocery store is never fun. No matter how closely we watched our steps, most of us took a tumble or two. A few members of the editorial board are sporting bruises to prove it. Winter weather is exciting, but when a five-minute walk to the gas station turns into a 40-minute attempt to avoid serious injury, interest in the novelty of snow turns to a hatred of Jack Frost. Wasting time True Blood? Mad Men? 30 Rock? Ha! ... We know it was Lifetime. Hopefully, your television marathon of choice curbed the locked-in jitters. Maybe you actually ventured outside? Built a snowman or an igloo? Sledded down the road to the nearest open Domino’s or Papa John’s? The editorial board is impressed with the variety and creativity of time-wasting students everywhere. Too bad we all have to go back to work. Snow capability Alas, at the end of the day, Athenians of all shapes and sizes tremble at the threat of snowflakes. Although editors, writers and photographers braved icy conditions, the snow proved to be too hazardous, so yesterday’s double issue served as both the first issue of 2011 and the first issue following Snowpocalypse 2011. We ended up homeless, injured and half-crazed. Well, at least we have an excuse ... the South is just not prepared for a Winter Wonderland. — Rachel Bowers, Mimi Ensley, Courtney Holbrook and Robbie Ottley for the editorial board Quote of the week: “I didn’t think of myself as a symbol or historic figure ... The attitude I had was one that not only enabled me to take a walk into history, but be a relatively normal college student as well ... I got what I came for.” — from Charlayne Hunter-Gault in “Desegregation: Alumna remembers negativity, protesting,” Jan. 13

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uys who claim they have a big one, usually don’t. Men who avoid mentioning mass, usually do. Rumors have circled and science put its stance on the subject, but I am here to say: Yes, size does matter and bigger is always better. Unfortunately, men don’t wear their “sizes” on their sleeves — otherwise it would be a heck of a lot easier to dip out the duds. But to be fair, all sizes do have a turn for tolerance. Sometimes, it’s not the end of the world if it teeters on the tiny table. When you aren’t looking for a commitment, dealing with a lacking lad for a few days won’t disappoint too terribly. However, having your sights set on stability and an actual longterm relationship requires a man who measures up. You must pass the boundaries of size and consider functionality (literally and figuratively) as well. Imagine a lifetime of constant dissatisfaction and heartache — that’s what you’ll have if you pick a pony for a horse race.

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Look at the failed relationships in the media today. You can’t pass a tabloid without seeing another celebrity’s divorce splashed across the cover. Do you honestly think if Tony Parker had a big one, the ragmags could report an affair and a pending divorce? No. If Parker had an organ fit for his size, all Us Weekly could write about is how happy the couple was on their last vacation. The truly depressing aspect is a man on the small side can still get you pregnant. And taking a page from Kourtney Kardashian’s life, the smaller the guy’s organ, the less support you’ll have raising the little tyke. That’s why, when planning your future, you shouldn’t settle for the guy with a tiny tickery-dickory

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Palin’s ‘blood libel’ offensive against Jews


y dad sent me an e-mail the other day. He wrote: “Sarah Palin is never going to get a vote from me. This is beyond horror. She must not want a single Jewish vote.” I agreed with every word he said. As a member of the Law Democrats, I probably wasn’t going to vote for her anyway. But as President of the Jewish Law Students Association, I have to say her recent choice of words is unconscionable. On Wednesday, Palin released a video defending her rhetoric and her choice of imagery in some campaign materials. The Tucson Massacre has everyone blaming everyone — and some people are blaming her. I don’t think she is to blame for this atrocity. Everyone has something to say and someone to blame. Blame should be laid on the monster who shot those people, and no one else. However, Palin should not have defended herself. People grieve in their

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dock. Sadly, the methods to determine the size of what I deem a man’s most important feature are false. You can stop staring at their feet now, ladies. Some may argue a quick trip to the bedroom is all you need to verify his magnitude. However, some men are tricky creatures and, like a peacock, create an illusion of grandeur for short spurts just to win the battle — a one-night-stand being the victory. The only real way to confirm the caliber of who you assumed to have a big one? Date him, talk to him and see how he treats you. For it’s the size of a man’s heart that will, in return, shower you with the affection you crave, the support you need and the future you deserve. Physically, it’s the size of his fist. But when you find a winner, even a yardstick can’t measure what it’s capable of.

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Samuel Meller own ways. Some grieve angrily. Grief is not logical or reasonable — it’s emotional, instinctual. Palin should have let the emotions run dry and helped the nation heal. But Palin didn’t do that in her video. Palin said, “Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn.” “Blood libel” describes the lies, spread by Christian authorities in medieval Europe, that Jews used Christian blood in Jewish religious rituals. Anti-Semitic images from those days show Jews murdering children to use their blood in baking matzos for Passover. It is inexplicable that Palin would use such term if she wanted to

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court the American Jewish community. Personally, I have never liked Palin. I still can’t forget the Katie Couric interview she gave during the presidential campaign, from which political lefties, including myself, concluded she didn’t read newspapers. But since then, Palin has weighed in eloquently on world politics, modern economics and American culture. She is the keystone of a movement that rejects the over-intellectualized universe of the University and Washington. In today’s America, you have to graduate from Harvard Law School and be editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review to be president. Does that mean Harvard decides who our leaders are? Palin and her Mama Grizzlies say no. I can understand why people like her. But this video makes it impossible for me to like her. It’s impossible for me to understand why other Jewish people like her. Why would she describe attacks made

against her by politicians and journalists as blood libel? Why that phrase? Is she saying modern journalists and politicians hate her like medieval Christians hated Jews? In medieval Europe, Jews were forced into ghettos, tortured, exiled and killed. During all of this, the rumors of blood libel ran rampant. Palin wants us to think she is being hounded like the Jews of Europe. Was Palin forced into exile by journalists, pursued by reality television cameras and tortured by the inquisitors of MSNBC? Absolutely not. She is a leader, a prominent American, and someone with national ambitions. For her to expect Jews to accept her claim of blood libel is insulting to those who know what blood libel means. I guess she wasn’t one of them. — Samuel Meller is a second-year law student from Norcross

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Experimental duo focuses on intimate connection By ADAM CARLSON The Red & Black Years ago, Charlotte Kemp Muhl had an idea which then became a play which — once it fell into the hands of Sean Lennon, youngest son of John Lennon — became a band. “[It] started when I found a play she had written at 7 years old called ‘The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger,’” Lennon said. “I wanted her to create a band with me just for the name.” It was after they paired up, however, that realization struck. “It was clear that there was something more to it. When we started the group, it was just Charlotte and I writing songs on an acoustic guitar together in her bedroom,” Lennon said. “The band later grew into a fullfledged rock band. However, all our friends told [us] we should do an acoustic album first to stay true to our origins. So we put our electric album aside for a bit.” What resulted instead as their debut, “Acoustic Sessions,” is both pareddown and forward-looking. “‘Acoustic Sessions’ is minimal folk,” Muhl said. “We used old-fashioned instruments that we paired with futuristic lyrics.” The retro vibe is in melodic full force throughout, as on “Lavender Road,”

with its harmonious sighs and trembling tambourine. Accompanying tracks tell stories of wandering machines and scientific anomalies such as dark matter. The resulting blend is as much a product of eager experimentation as both members embrace the other’s tastes. “We love Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd. I grew up listening to a lot of Simon & Garfunkel and Peter, Paul & Mary,” Muhl said. “I have always had a strong response to lyric-driven folk music. Sean’s always been more into psychedelic rock. We were able to turn each other onto the music we grew up listening to.” Professional and personal easiness has allowed the duo to collaborate almost seamlessly — writing, performing and producing all of their own work. So natural were they together that — naturally — they recorded “Acoustic Sessions” with just as much ease. “We recorded the album very simply in six days,” Lennon said. “Most of the vocal takes were done live while playing guitar through one microphone.” Intimacy has become something of a watchword, too, especially with their tour. “We’re touring as a duet with a few guitars, an accor-

Saber Tooth Tiger When: Tonight at 9 Where: The Melting Point Price: $18 at the door, $15 in advance. Also performing is experimental artist Julianna Barwick. dion, a glockenspiel, a lot of percussion, and our friend C.J. Camerieri on trumpet,” Lennon said. “It’s been quite fun playing shows that are so intimate.” There is the idea, as well, that, in working acoustically, the band is also revealing a little more of itself about itself to the audience. “Our acoustic music is a naked version of our bands early stages,” Muhl said. With more work already scheduled for the following year — including more recording, a short film and some production work on Muhl’s other project, Kemp and Eden — GOASTT is leaving its earlier stages behind more and more each day. And hopefully, amidst all the to-dos, there will be a chance for a little time to sleep. “We’ll be driving in a van around the United States in chilly January, playing acoustic shows in small clubs,” Muhl said. “We’ve been working non-stop for months, so we’re really looking forward to winter hibernation.”

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Gym Dogs face ranked opponents back-to-back at home By ROBBIE OTTLEY The Red & Black

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Though the No. 6 Gym Dogs will take on a strong opponent this weekend in No. 3 Utah, head coach Jay Clark isn’t preoccupied with the difference in ranking. “A lot of times you’ll hear us saying ‘Just us, just us,’ and that’s been a key to our success for a long time,” he said. “In our sport, what we’ve got is what we’ve got, and we’re gonna put what we’ve got up against what they’ve got.” Gymnastics is different in that the performance of their opponents plays almost no role in Georgia’s play. For the Gym Dogs, this means that though the team is familiar with its opponents, the group is hardly consumed by a desire to beat its adversaries. “Certainly you’re aware of what your team is ranked, and certainly you’re aware of where your strengths and weaknesses are,” Clark said. “[But] in terms of the outcome, it’s 100 percent dependent on us, and not getting caught up in who else is on the floor with us.” The Gym Dogs face off against Utah this week after narrowly losing to the Utes in their dual meet in Salt Lake City last January. Georgia lost 196.550196.500 in front of a crowd of 15,552 — the largest crowd to ever watch a college gymnastics meet. But retaliating won’t be on Georgia’s minds this Saturday. Instead, Clark says his team is simply focusing on improving over last week’s performance. “I know that the general fan base wants me to go, ‘yeah, we’re gonna get ’em this year,’” he said. “[But] to go to Utah in front of 14,000 fans last year and lose by half a tenth, we counted

that in a lot of ways as victory.” Also at stake for the Gym Dogs will be a lengthy home winning streak. Georgia hasn’t lost a dual meet in Stegeman Coliseum since 2005, and including other types of competitions, the Gym Dogs will look to continue a streak of 34 consecutive home victories. “Those are for fans to worry about … those are really of no consequence,” Clark said. “We’d like it if our home winning [streak] was in the hundreds … [but] we’ve had longer streaks than that.” Dogs overcome ‘first-meet jitters’ Clark and his team huddle up before every competition, but it’s not often that the coach breaks the huddle with “3 … 2 … 1 … Relax.” Calming the team down, though, was exactly what the Gym Dogs needed last Saturday, as they took first place against No. 16 Denver, BYU and Air Force in Denver. “We started out a little shaky, but … the really encouraging thing that we saw was that our team settled down after the first-meet jitters on the first event,” Clark said. “Those are the kinds of things you want to happen for your team early in the year that can help you build confidence.” Senior Cassidy McComb, who won the individual all-around title at the meet, said that pulling out the win, despite the early edginess, spoke to the team’s improved chemistry. “We could have bombed that meet, especially for starting out the way we did,” she said. “We did start off so shaky at the beginning [but] we all were able

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▲ Cassidy McComb and her Gym Dog teammates hope to get off to a faster start in two weekend meets than they did in their opening meet of the season in Denver. to keep our heads on straight.” Long week awaits Gym Dogs Saturday’s meet kicks off a challenging stretch for the Gym Dogs, as their competitions with Utah, No. 13 West Virginia on Monday, and Auburn next Friday give them a stretch of three meets in just six days. That will affect the team’s ability to train, Clark said. “After the West Virginia meet we’ll probably have one day of real training,” he said. “It doesn’t

allow for us to upgrade a lot of routines early in the season. We kinda gotta go with what we got for a few weeks.” But Clark and his team don’t believe the heavy load of competition will do much harm to the team’s performance. It may be a large undertaking, but should Georgia return to the national championship, it’ll face three full meets over three consecutive days during its trip to Cleveland. For McComb, this means her team won’t be approaching the upcoming week differently than

GYM DOGS Where: Stegeman Coliseum When: Saturday at 4 p.m. vs. No. 3 Utah; Monday at 2 p.m. vs. No. 13 West Virginia Price: $2 for student tickets any other. “It definitely doesn’t change anything, but you have to be in a mindset of this is what championships are gonna be like,” she said. “You just take it one day at a time.”

read up! ‘An Object of Beauty’ Print may survive another day. At least, this is the hope Steve Martin’s new novel “An Object of Beauty” inspires. Centering on the beautiful — and expensive — art world of Manhattan’s uptown and downtown elite, the hardcover edition contains gorgeous swaths of colored art photos to instruct and entice the reader. Take that, Google Books. The novel itself works hard to live up to its physical attributes — and achieves its goal. Steve Martin — comedy movie star, Oscar host and all around wild and crazy guy — has had a successful career as an author. Writing various screenplays, columns for The New Yorker and the New York Times and the novella “Shopgirl” has rightfully earned him a place in the literary world. “An Object of Beauty” is his best fiction yet. The story chronicles heroine Lacey Yeager’s trajectory from art auction house Sotheby’s basement work staff to art dealer extraordinaire. Her “scalpel personality” and ability to transform “objects of beauty into objects of value” propels her into the top of the international art scene. As Martin shows us, this world is not so much about artistic value, but the sex and spectacle of brutal competition. It’s these observations that make the novel a cutting satire. Martin himself is a collector, and he is willing to slice through the multimillion-dollar façade of the auction house and take the reader into a boys’ club as vicious as any Wall Street stock exchange. Lacey engages in theft, underhanded business dealings and good ole’ fashioned sexual appeal to

get what she wants. And thanks to Martin’s dissecting observations and impressive art world knowledge, the reader loves her all the more for her icy ambition. Lacey is a vehicle for an almost tragic guide through art world history. The reader witnesses the ups and downs of collecting, and the changes it undergoes post-Sept. 11 and the economic crash of 2008. Just as the American people suffered, so too did the American art scene. After the rush of ’90s international money, Martin tells us in 2008, “Darwinism swept through Chelsea, killing off a few species, and only the ones with the long necks that could reach the leaves at the tops of the trees survived.” The discussions of art history and politics are handled with ease and flare. Even those readers uninitiated in Manhattan gallery scenes will relish the wit with which Martin

handles this world and the people in it. Unfortunately, “An Object of Beauty” is not without a crucial flaw. Our narrator is Daniel Franks — and his bland, almost nonexistent presence as observer and obsessive follower of Lacey — is unnecessary and, well, dull. Daniel — it’s frighteningly easy to forget his name — and his personal struggles only weigh down this page-turner. He’s boring. And it makes every chapter about him boring as well. Daniel aside, “An Object of Beauty” is an entertaining tale of one woman’s rise and fall in a world few outsiders ever see. It’s funny and fascinating. And when you read it, please do so in the hardcover print edition. Like the social status of owning an expensive Picasso ­— it’s worth it. — Courtney Holbrook

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THE KEY MATCHUPS: Bulldogs vs. Rebels

Georgia at Ole Miss As the Bulldogs (11-3) head to Oxford, Miss., to take on the Rebels, they are looking to avoid back-to-back losses after a nine-game win streak. Georgia needs to win games like this against SEC West opponents to make the NCAA Tournament. — Mitch Blomert

OFFENSE Georgia’s starting five has prided itself in being a complete unit this season, and the mindset has paid off. The Bulldogs’ offense is anchored by forward Trey Thompkins (17.7 points per game) and supported by Travis Leslie (14.4 points per game) and Gerald Robinson (13.4 points per game). Robinson has been a pivotal addition to the lineup, bringing speed on the Georgia rush and the ability to create from practically anywhere on the court. Ole Miss offers a similar player to Robinson in four-year starter Chris Warren and a supporting guard in Zach Graham, but lacks the frontcourt scoring presence the Bulldogs have in Thompkins.



The emergence of Gerald Robinson for Georgia has turned Dustin Ware into mostly a spot-up shooter, averaging 37 percent from the perimeter. Much like Ware, Ole Miss’ Trevor Gaskins is solid in the backcourt but is not the scoring threat of his backcourt mate, Chris Warren.

DEFENSE The Bulldogs have played their weakest defensive game in the paint this season, which is where Ole Miss is the weakest statistically. Travis Leslie continues to be the team’s top rebounder despite his transition to the two-guard position, while Thompkins continues to use his size to his advantage to pull down 7.6 rebounds per game. The Rebels’ answers to Thompkins inside are forward Reginald Buckner, who averages 6.8 boards per game, and Terrance Henry, who averages 6.3 boards per game. Ole Miss also averages the lowest amount of steals per game of any team in the conference. THOMPKINS


Travis Leslie and Zach Graham are two of the conference’s top swingmen. Neither are particularly proficient shooters but both have provided quite the scoring punch with 14.4 and 13.9 points per game averages, respectively. Leslie is the far superior reboundGRAHAM er, though, with 8 per game.

Georgia is yet to win an SEC road game under head coach Mark Fox, going 0-8 last season and losing its initial attempt at Vanderbilt on Wednesday. Georgia has had no trouble staying in the game, it’s the closing out the game part that’s been the issue for Fox’s Bulldogs. Fox needs to avoid a costly technical foul, such as the one he received with five minutes remaining against Vanderbilt. Andy Kennedy has his Rebels playing the best basketball of anyone in the SEC West, so breaking Fox’s winless SEC road streak won’t come easy for the Bulldogs. It’s games like this that will be critical in determining Georgia’s NCAA tournament status.


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Dogs await linebacker Houston’s draft decision By ZACH DILLARD The Red and Black

A.J. Green, cornerback Brandon Boykin and offensive linemen Trinton Sturdivant and Cordy Glenn Outside linebacker Justin on their future plans. Houston has a decision to make And the news has been, in large before Saturday, one that will part, positive for the coaching not only affect his future but staff. also the future of Georgia’s Sturdivant was the first football program. Bulldog to voice his decision The 6-foot-3, 250-pound to hold off on the Draft. linebacker is set to be the Boykin and Glenn last of Georgia’s draft-eligible announced Wednesday that juniors to make his decision they both would return for concerning the NFL Draft. their senior seasons in Athens. Houston, who finished “I think [Boykin and Glenn] second in the Southeastern have both made wise decisions Conference in sacks, is con- HOUSTON for the right reasons and will sidered one of the top outbe important senior leaders side linebackers in the country — a for us this coming year,” Richt said physical specimen with the speed in a statement. “We’re recruiting 24/7 and strength that scouts covet. right now, but these two are a big Head coach Mark Richt has part of our ‘recruiting class.’” already received word from wideout Green, who is the only Georgia

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player projected as a top-10 selection in the Draft, is the only Georgia player to declare early for the Draft. Though losing Green is a significant loss for the offense, the return of the three other juniors will provide relief for the coaching staff in terms of depth and experience. The return of Glenn and Sturdivant in particular will prevent Georgia from having to start three new starters along the offensive line. If Houston — who is projected as an early second-round draft pick by most experts — were to return, the Bulldogs’ defense will return seven starters in 2011. And for a defense still learning defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s schemes, the more experience the better. But for now, the ball is in Houston’s court.

Trey Thompkins has been receiving double teams nearly every time he’s touched the ball in SEC play. But Ole Miss may have one of the few defenders in the conference who could cause Thompkins problems in Reginald Buckner, who has an impressive 46 blocks on the year.

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Jeremy Price and Terrance Henry will likely match up with Andy Kennedy looking to use Reginald Buckner’s defensive ability on Thompkins. Neither are huge offensive threats, but a boost from one of these two could make the difference in the game. — Mitch Blomert PRICE

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Gerald Robinson is technically not Georgia’s primary point guard, but his numbers speak it with 4.5 assists per game, good for second-best in the SEC. Chris Warren, the Rebels’ lone returning starter from last year’s SEC West champions is a playmaker, ROBINSON averaging 18.6 points per game.

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Gerald Robinson vs. Chris Warren

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10 | Friday, January 14, 2011 | The Red & Black


Snowpocalypse aftermath

SARA CALDWELL | The Red & Black

SARA CALDWELL | The Red & Black

As students slipped, skated and slid to classes Thursday, remnants of the infamous snowpocalypse still remained. However, the University did have sidewalks salted and roads clear for students walking back to class. Dangerous areas, such as the staircase leading up to the MLC (above) were blocked as machinery cleared paths (at left). Nevertheless, the piles and piles of snow lining the streets (top left) served as a reminder of the winter madness that had just days ago terrorized campus. AJ REYNOLDS | The Red & Black

SARA CALDWELL | The Red & Black

Students gingerly avoid icy patches of sidewalk leading up to the MLC (above). Though most areas were walkable, some travelers were still cautious as they made their way to their first classes of the new year. Though these classes were delayed, campus workers were out early clearing the roads and making the University safe enough to welcome everyone back for spring (right).

AJ REYNOLDS | The Red & Black

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1.13 Mama’s Love 1.18 Burning Angels 1.20 Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band 1.27 Sumilan & The Hypsys 2.3 JazzChronic & Big Something

Chronic’s “Groocathon” CD release party

2.10 Dank Sinatra & DJ Triz 2.11 Tent City w/ Three Foot Swagger: Widespread Panic After Party 2.24 Eddie and the Public Speakers & Newberry Jam 3.1 Simplified

January 14, 2011 Issue  

January 14, 2011 Issue of The Red & Black