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Millea said students will be using character adaptation. “They have worked hard on this,” Millea said. “Each of the nine students has their own character that they have created and will be portraying. It is more than just the two presidential candidates.They have their own staff and support characters. It will be fun.” Thursday there will be a showing of what promotional material for the event calls “arguably the science fiction movie with the worst science.” They will screen science fiction movies or clips and host a short panel discussion about the bad science after the movie. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylor Auditorium in McCool Hall. One of the panelists, Josh Winter, said, “We will discuss the science content or the lack there of in these movies. It will be a lot of fun. We don’t want to ruin the enjoyment of these movies, we just want viewers BETH WYNN | COURTESY PHOTO to be more educated on the science involved when watch- Jehan Seneviratne, MSU engineering doctorate student, demonstrates the principles ing science fiction movies.” of pressure during the Physics Phun Night, a Maroon Edition event, on Wednesday. These will conclude the Maroon Edition events for “Physics is the liberal arts of neering. He says physics is not I wanted more than just the October, but there are many high technology.” just math, and when you get physics students to undermore events planned to exMuller’s course on the sub- students to understand that stand it, the future presidents tend through the school year, ject was voted best course on they are less intimidated and so to speak. I am very happy including a chance to hear campus at Berkeley the two can understand it better. to hear it was adopted for Muller speak on the concepts years he has taught it. The “Anytime you study some- freshman reading.” laid out in his book and an es- course focused on making the thing with a technical comMuller will speak on Nov. say competition in the spring. concepts of physics available ponent it can be related to 14 in the Foster Ballroom in “I have enormous pride to any student, not just those physics, oil, energy, climate the Colvard Student Union at in this book,” Mullen said. studying physics and engi- change,” Muller said. “And 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 11 • 12:37 p.m. A student reported being harassed via Facebook. • 9:59 p.m. A student got overheated outside the Newell Grissom Building. The subject refused transportation to OCH.

Saturday, Oct. 12 • 1:35 a.m. A student was arrested in Starkville for driving under the influence and speeding. • 2:22 a.m. A student witnessed a hit and run in the Zacaharias Village parking lot. • 1:43 p.m. An employee slipped in a puddle of water in Perry cafeteria. The subject did not need medical assistance. • 2:47 p.m. A dumpster in the Sanderson Center parking lot was on fire. SFD was called. • 6:55 p.m. A student was arrested at Davis Wade stadium for public drunkenness. • 7:11 p.m. A student had an asthma attack in Davis Wade stadium. EMT personnel assisted her.

Sunday, Oct. 13 • 12:54 a.m. A student was arrested in Starkville for driving under the influence and no headlights. • 4:30 a.m. A student was arrested at Hathorn Hall for possession of paraphernalia.

Citations:

• 10 citations were issued for speeding. • 3 citations were issued for disregard of a traffic device.

GREEK Kibler said MSU promotes cut, said predominately white diversity through the Holmes Greek organizations are a prodCultural Diversity Center, uct of white-only exclusion which works with diversity policies that were in many orissues and raises awareness ganizations’ constitutions. “Greek letter organizaacross campus. Jackie Mullen, director of tions function as networks for the white elite. Student AcMembers are tivities, said often pledged in an email When we into organizathe Office of look at the tions and end up Fraternity and Greek letter being senators, Sorority Life, representatives, along with the system, anywhere judges, mayors,” Greek Leaders that you look, you he said. “It’s litC o n f e r e n c e find that white erally a networkCommittee, hosts an an- Greek letter organi- ing system that reproduces their nual Greek zations often have Leaders Con- subsidized housing higher status and resources.” ference every and high-quality Hughey said year that inother organizacludes diver- housing at that, if tions like Afrisity sessions, you take for can-American and all three example, the Greek organizaGreek coun- mansions at MSU.” tions were creatcils attend ed after exclusion regional con- -Matthew Hughey, from white Greek ferences that former MSU highlight top- sociology professor organizations. Regarding the ics including Greek system, diversity withHughey said in the Greek people fixate on the notion system. “Throughout the year, many of segregation, but he said acof our chapters host programs knowledging togetherness and that promote diversity and separation is as important as unity on the campus of MSU,” recognizing equality, justice she said. “During our recruit- and resourcing. “When we look at the Greek ment training of our recruitment counselors with IFC and letter system, anywhere that Panhellenic, they undergo di- you look, you find that white Greek letter organizations often versity training.” Matthew Hughey, former have subsidized housing and MSU sociology professor and high-quality housing at that, if associate professor of sociolo- you take for example, the mangy at University of Connecti- sions at MSU,” Hughey said.

continued from 1 He said African-American, Latino and Asian Greek organizations lack sufficient membership or a pool of traditional membership to be able to have homes and resources like traditionally white Greek organizations. “On top of that, the Greek affairs offices that exist often ignore or marginalize nonwhite fraternities and sororities and simply fail to possess the resources that Asian, black or Latino Greek letter organizations might need or want,” Hughey said. Eddie Keith, associate dean of students, said he grew up during a time when high schools were completely segregated. When his generation came to college from these environments, he said they created segregated academics. During his time at MSU, Keith said he has seen important roles filled by African-American students like Student Association president and homecoming queen, but challenges still exist. On his walks across campus, Keith said he sees African-American, white and

international students engage in conversation, sit down to drink coffee and have meals together. “You think, ‘Gee, we’ve come a long way,’” he said. “And then you keep your ears open, and you wander around campus and hear some of the things you hear, and you think, ‘Man, we’ve got a long way to go.’”

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