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The SMU football team defied the odds and their critics by routing the University of Nevada-Reno, 45-10, in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl on Dec. 24. For the Full Story See Page 9

SMU, condo owner settle land dispute By TAYLOR ADAMS News Editor tadams@smu.edu

SMU settled their five-year battle with condo owner Gary Vodicka on Jan. 7, making SMU the owner of the land planned for the future landscaped grounds of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. SMU paid Vodicka an undisclosed sum so that the library designers could have a larger area for planning. Vodicka told the Dallas Morning News that the payment was appropriate. “It was a fair settlement, and I can retire if I want to,” he said. “I could live off the interest for the rest of my life.” Leon Bennett, SMU’s in-house lawyer, told DMN that while a lengthier process would have probably proven SMU to be the rightful owner of the land, it was better to avoid further legal costs. SMU went through a nonprofit corporation to buy the condo units. The condo board had eventually claimed the units as severely deteriorated before selling to SMU. Despite the fact that the majority of condo owners immediately sold to SMU, Vodicka and another condo owner, Robert Tafel, refused to. The two fought SMU together, until Tafel settled last year. SMU has not disclosed how much the fight cost them. Vodicka told DMN SMU spent at least $10 million on legal fees over the past four years. The deal made between SMU and Vodicka stipulated that Vodicka was to return all the confidential material he had obtained from the school. University personnel retrieved 71 boxes of documents from his house, he said. A retired judge at the Collin County courthouse in McKinney signed the final papers on Jan. 7.

GREEK LIFE

Bid Day brings new members to Greek system By JESSICA HUSEMAN Online Editor jhuseman@smu.edu

Recruitment Week drew to a close on Sunday with hundreds of girls running from Hughes-Trigg Student Center to their sorority house of choice. “The so called ‘pig run’ occurs right after girls receive their bids,” said August Knape, business management sophomore. “When they get to their respective houses, initiated members are waiting outside to welcome the new members.” Freshman Clarke Mickum said that historically, bid run has been viewed in a negative light, but this year seemed to be calmer. “I know a few people who got squirted with water guns, but all I got were high-fives. The boys being there was actually kind of comforting,” she said. But recruitment week was not all fun. Many potential new members (PNM’s) and existing members alike found themselves in a constant state of stress. Some felt that sorority

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SPORTS Shawnbrey McNeal may leave SMU for the NFL

ENTERTAINMENT The big winners from the Golden Globes

OPINION How to reduce the burden of textbook costs


Business

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Ticker Talk

COMMENTARY

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Campus Events MLK Week January 19-23

MLK Week Kickoff Noon at Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons. For more information call 214-768-4583.

The Daily Campus

Unity Walk Noon begins at the steps of Dallas Hall and ends in the Hughes-Trigg Commons. For more information call 214768-4583.

Faith in Action Noon at Hughes-Trigg Varsity. A conversation about answering the call in an interactive discussion led by local interfaith leaders.

The “Great Recession” which began in December 2007 may have come to an end at some point in the third quarter of 2009 according to many economists, but even if the recession is over, the recovery may still be rough and slow coming. One major factor influencing the speed of the recovery is a major source of what got the world into this mess: big banks. During the financial crisis both consumer and commercial credit became very tight, effectively choking off life to the economy. To get life flowing back into the economy it will require banks to be able to lend to consumers and businesses. That was the original intent of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program; the much-publicized “bailout” of Wall Street. As banks begin to repay a majority of the TARP funds, with a profit to tax payers’ dollars, losses on the program appear to be narrowing. President Obama announced a calculated political maneuver by saying banks receiving TARP funds would be assessed fees, or essentially taxed, until the fund is completely repaid. This is a move to distance an administration that has been accused of being a little cozy with

Program Council Free Movie Night 8 p.m. “Hurt Locker” at Hughes-Trigg Theater. For more information call 214768-4400.

Unity Mixer 8 p.m. at Hughes-Trigg Varsity. Come celebrate the end of MLK Week with food, fun and fellowship.

Wall Street by sticking it to the Fat Cats. The only problem is that it’s in direct opposition to Obama’s previous directive for banks to lend more. It seems almost elementary to make the connection that you cannot tax the banks, many of which have already repaid their portion of the fund, and expect them to increase their lending to help an economy on the mend at the same time. JPMorgan Chase bank was the first big bank to report fourth quarter earnings last week and many people use it as a measuring stick for the economy. If the banks are doing well and not suffering from massive loan losses, that bodes well for the future of the economy. JPMorgan Chase reported a $3.3 billion profit in the fourth quarter of 2009, up more than 1,000 percent year over year, but the results were disappointing to the stock market. The key the market focused on was that despite $3.3 billion in profit, mostly from trading and investment banking, there was nearly a $700 million loss on loans and credit cards. This is an ominous sign that consumers are still struggling and as loan losses mount, it becomes more difficult for banks to continue to loan. Add on top of this the government-imposed fees to repay the TARP loans and it could cause

both banks and the economy to give up some of the ground they have recovered. Banks will essentially end up passing the fees on to the consumers through higher borrowing rates, which will create a ripple effect that could derail the economic recovery.

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Police Reports JANUARY 1

2:01 p.m., Maguire Bldg./6214 Bishop/3rd Floor: A non affiliated person reported a white male knocking on the window and exposing himself. Open.

JANUARY 7

4:21 a.m., Main Quad/Fountain: A police officer reported soap suds in the main fountain. Open.

JANUARY 8

1:59 p.m., Fondren Library/6414 Hilltop: A non affiliated person was issued a Criminal Trespass Warning. Closed.

JANUARY 10

8:40 a.m., East Campus/6200/6210 Central Expressway: A police officer reported graffiti by the garage entrance and also on the side facing N. Central Expressway. There was also graffiti on an SMU sign and a large concrete SMU trash can. Open.

JANUARY 8

5:23 p.m., Beta Theta Pi House/3058 SMU Blvd.: University Park Fire Department responded to an active fire alarm due to a water overflow. UPFD shut off the electrical breakers, water supply and the sprinkler system. UPFD advised no one is allowed to reside in the house until the sprinkler system and fire alarm were fully functional. Closed. Go online to smudailycampus.com for a complete list of police reports.


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Greek Life continues long-time tradition

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New sorority members run from Hughes-Trigg to their new houses on Bid Day.

recruitment was much more stressful than fraternity recruitment, mostly because of the different set up of each. “Not only do the guys have much less structure and fewer strict rules in their process, but girls take rush more personally. While the boys are out with their friends relaxing and having fun, we are lining up in alphabetical order wondering if the girls who smile at you non-stop are really just clenching their teeth waiting for you get lost,” Mickum said. Rachel Roberts, president of the Panhellenic Council at SMU, said that for all sororities the process of recruitment includes two days of open house, a philanthropy day, a skit day and ends with a preference day. Fraternities, on the other hand, have more choice on what activities to plan for their PNM’s. “We went to Top Golf, Winstar Casino and paintball, all of which were a blast for recruits and all the active members,” said Sami Hage, vice president of recruitment for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Because of the intense schedule and potential stress of sorority recruitment, PNM’s of the sororities are provided with some help: the RhoGammas. “Rho-Gammas are sorority women who have disaffiliated with their chapter for a semester to aid PNM’s in

the process of sorority recruitment,” Knape said. These women provide PNM’s with everything from information about Recruitment Week to encouragement when PNM’s are having a hard time, said Kellie Spano, CCPA and philosophy sophomore. This year, the Interfraternity Council announced a new process for recruitment week that required PNM’s to receive stamps at each fraternity house as opposed to requiring them to go to each house every day. “I feel like this defeats the purpose of the whole rush process and even hurts the freshmen’s chances of getting bids from fraternities. Many of them got all of their stamps out of the way on day one, and then would just sleep through the rush rounds during some of the other days,” said Brett Davis, sophomore business major. Business and CCTV sophomore Jack Benage took a more relaxed stance on the issue. “Any changes aren’t too noteworthy, usually things seem to work themselves out,” Benage said. Even though Recruitment Week brought a lot of stress and interesting changes, most agree that it was a big success. Mickum said: “We really are starting something new altogether, no matter how the dynamic ends up playing out. I’m really excited about everything that’s coming up.”


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Sports

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FOOTBALL

Going for the big stage By STEPHEN LU Sports Editor sjlu@smu.edu

In his first year in the NFL, former SMU punter Thomas Morstead has helped his team, the Saints, reach the NFC Championships and is on the cusp

of playing in the Super Bowl. Now, SMU running back Shawnbrey McNeal may soon have the same opportunity. McNeal has declared himself eligible for the upcoming 2010 NFL draft, declining to finish his college career. The feedback that McNeal has received from the NFL is projecting him as a fourth- to sixth-round pick. The Saints took Morstead around the same position, taking the punter in the fifth round. “Being able to play for Coach Jones was a wonderful experience I’ll never forget,” McNeal said in an interview with the Dallas Morning News. “To come in here and help turn it around and be part of the whole atmosphere was great. I’m honored to have played one of the key roles in turning it around and to have been part of a great group of guys.” McNeal was the Mustangs’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Keylon Kincade rushed for 1,280 yards in

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SMU running back Shawnbrey McNeal dodges defenders against Navy on Oct. 17 at Ford Stadium.

2003. McNeal finished with 1,188 yards and 12 touchdowns. During the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl, he rushed for 63 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught seven receptions for 53 yards. SMU head coach June Jones believes that McNeal has the talent needed to make an impact in the NFL. The running back was the first 1,000-yard rusher to play for Jones, who concentrates primarily on the aerial attack over the running game. “I think they’ll find him really interesting,” Jones said of NFL teams in an interview with the Dallas Morning News. “He runs fast and he catches the ball better than any running back I’ve seen. He has tremendous hands. I just wish him the best and hope it works out.” McNeal wants to join the NFL to help support his family financially. His mother is a diabetic and he hopes to buy her a house. Also, McNeal wants to be able to provide a good and comfortable life for his two children.

SHAWNBREY MCNEAL RUSHING STATS/GAME 09/05/2009

v. Stephen F. Austin

158 yards 1 TD

09/12/2009

v. UAB*

67 yards 1 TD

09/19/2009

v. Washington State

83 yards 0 TD

10/03/2009

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v. ECU*

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10/17/2009

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131 yards 0 TD

10/24/2009

v. Houston*

95 yards 1 TD

10/31/2009

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44 yards 163 yards

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88 yards 2 TDs

11/14/2009

v. UTEP*

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169 yards 1 TD

11/21/2009

v. Marshall*

82 yards 1 TD

11/28/2009

v. Tulane*

147 yards 2 TDs

12/24/2009

v. Nevada

63 yards 3 TDs


Sports

The Daily Campus

Basketball Winter Record MEN’S BASKETBALL 12/19/2009

v. Occidental

W 77 - 49

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

SMU wins shootout in Bahamas

L 67 - 53

12/23/2009

v. Charleston College

L 72 - 71

12/25/2009

v. Northeastern

L 73 - 62

12/30/2009

v. Army

W 71 - 63

1/02/2010

v. Texas State

L 91 - 86

1/06/2010

v. UTEP*

L 49 - 45

1/09/2010

v. NC Central

W 78 - 50

1/13/2010

v. Tulsa*

L 63 - 56

1/16/2010

v. UAB*

L 63 - 62

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 12/19/2009

v. Wichita State

W 66 - 60

12/20/2009

v. Indiana State

W 69 - 54

12/28/2009

v. Hofstra

W 66 - 65

12/30/2009

v. Texas Southern

W 62 - 56

1/02/2010

v. Utah

L 72 - 58

1/07/2010

v. UAB*

L 62 - 60

1/09/2010

v. Memphis*

W 64 - 59

1/15/2010

v. UTEP*

W 72 - 61

1/17/2010

v. Tulane*

By STEPHEN LU Sports Editor sjlu@smu.edu

The SMU women’s basketball team took their strong play to the Bahamas and claimed first place in the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout. Senior Jillian Samuels was named MVP of the tournament after she led the Mustangs to first place. The Mustangs faced a stiff challenge from Wichita State in the opening round and had to fend off a late rally by the Shockers to win, 66-60. Sophomore Christine Elliot led the Mustangs with 18 points and 10 rebounds while senior Alice Severin finished with 15 points and

nine rebounds. In the championship game against Indiana State, SMU took a commanding lead, 41-26, in the second half before suddenly going cold, making a single field goal over the next seven minutes. The Sycamores took advantage of the shooting slump by cutting the lead to five, making it a game once more. However, Samuels and senior Brittany Gilliam caught fire behind the arc to push the lead back to double digits and seal the game and championship. The Mustangs relied heavily on their defense in their final game, limiting Indiana State to 34.0-percent shooting and only 2-for-17 from behind the arc.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

12/22/2009

v. UNLV

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 • 5

W 70 - 59

Mustangs finish last at Diamond Head Classic

By STEPHEN LU Sports Editor sjlu@smu.edu

The SMU men’s basketball team played in the Diamond Head Classic in Hawai’i during the same time period that the SMU football team participated in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. However, where the football team finally achieved success, the basketball team could not overcome their own inconsistencies to claim a single victory, finishing last out of eight

teams. The Mustangs played their first game of the tournament against the top seed, No. 20 UNLV. The game was televised on ESPN and the Rebels put on a show, overpowering the Mustangs in the first half to take a dominating lead, 42-19. Only a late 20-4 run by SMU kept the final score respectable. Senior Derek Williams led all scorers with 18 points and junior Papa Dia chipped in with 10. The Mustangs played much better in their second

game against the College of Charleston, but were again denied victory when the Cougars made the winning basket with 1.1 seconds left in the game. Senior Mouhammad Faye led the Mustangs with 17 points and 11 rebounds. In their final game against Northeastern, a poor showing in the first half doomed the Mustangs again. SMU managed to get within seven in the second half, but the Huskies scored the next six points to seal the game.


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Entertainment

The Daily Campus

Upcoming Meadows Events By NIKKY PASRIJA A&E Editor npasrija@smu.edu

Jampact Concert:

Join Meadows School Dean, José Bowen, and the rest of his electro-acoustic band for a free concert on Jan. 21. The band will feature jazz, funk and world music. The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center. For more information, call 214-768-1951.

“The Power and Burden of Beauty.”

Join international artist Rachel Hovnanian in a panel discussion that examines the relationship between women and beauty. Panel participants include former national Fox anchor Laurie Dhue and the Bonnie Wheeler, director of medieval studies at SMU. The panel plans to discuss body image, plastic surgery, the influence of advertising, photo manipulation among other topics. This free event takes place in the Bob Smith Auditorium on Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. For more information, call Lisa Bytner at 917-951-8940.

Meadows Symphony Orchestra:

Students in the master’s degree program for orchestral conducting and winners of the Meadows School Undergraduate Concerto Competition will put on a concert Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for SMU students, faculty and staff. The concert will be in the Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center. For more information, call 214-768-2787.

Comini Lecture Series: “What Ruiz Saw: On Light and Social Experience in Inca Perú.”

Adam Herring, associate professor of art history at SMU, will present a lecture on Juan Ruiz de Arce, one of the first European men to set eyes on Inca ruler Atawallpa in the 1500s. The lecture is on Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bob Smith Auditorium in the Meadows Museum. The lecture is free but reservations are suggested. To make reservations call 214-7682698.

Pollock Gallery Exhibit: Kaleidoscope: Eugene Andolsek’s Geometric Ink Drawings.

This exhibit will feature artist Andolsek’s graph paper drawings. The drawings explore an array of colors and geometrical combinations. Andolsek was one of five artists included in the 2006 Obsessive Drawing exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan. The exhibit is in the Pollock Gallery in the HughesTrigg Student Center and it is free. It opens Feb. 1 and will run through March 20. For more information, call 214-768-4439.

Meadows Opera Theatre: “Il re pastore” (The Shepherd King), KV 208, by Mozart.

The Meadows Opera Theatre, directed by Hank Hammett and conducted by Paul Phillips, will present Mozart’s classic piece about Alexander the Great’s conquest of the city of Sidon and subsequent search for the true heir to the throne. The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. It will be presented Feb. 4-7 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Bob Hope Theatre in the Owen Arts Center. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for SMU students, faculty and staff. For more information, call 214-768-2787.

THEATER

Lexus Broadway Series at the Winspear continues to deliver By LAUREN SMART Copy Editor lsmart@smu.edu

“Life is very long.” This is the very first line in “August: Osage County” where Beverly Weston is quoting T.S. Eliot. The irony of this line at the beginning of a play that runs over three hours is quickly lost on an audience who spends half of their time laughing at the bitingly hilarious honesty that is carried throughout Tracy Lett’s tragicomedy. For anyone who considers themselves to be the sane member of an all together crazy family, especially one from the South, this play about the tragic death of the patriarch of an Oklahoma family is filled with plenty of drama to relate to and one-liners to remember. Every cast member in Steppenwolf ’s production of this Tony Award-winning show, which runs at the Winspear Opera House through Jan. 24, gives a stunning performance as different members and relations of the Weston family. Each

of their personal struggles is given the opportunity to shine through in a manner that is sincere, humorous and heartbreaking. But no actor or actress plays their role with quite enough vigor to outshine Estelle Parsons or Shannon Cochran. These actresses take on the roles of the dominant women in the house; fighting against the family and each other for control of the tragic situation they find themselves in. Parsons gives an exceptional performance as the drug-addicted, caustic matriarch who manipulates her children into taking care of her. Cochran plays the eldest of three daughters, who is on the verge of divorce and is becoming more and more like her mother everyday. These women and the manner in which their characters interact with one another will move an audience from sidesplitting laughter to tears within minutes. “August” marks the second show to play at the Winspear in the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s

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Estelle Parsons as Violet Weston

Lexus Broadway series and both have managed to wow their Dallas audiences. Both “South Pacific” and “August” contained some of the greatest talent to be seen onstage in Dallas for many years, with an exciting promise of what is still to come.


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GOLDEN

Entertainment

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 • 7

GLOBES

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY/MUSICAL

BEST DIRECTOR

“Glee” on FOX

James Cameron for “Avatar” BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

“Mad Men” on AMC

“Avatar” BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

“Up”

“The Hangover” BEST ACTOR – MOTION PICTURE DRAMA

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

Jeff Bridges for “Crazy Heart”

Michael C. Hall for “Dexter” (SHOWTIME)

BEST ACTOR – MOTION PICTURE MUSICAL OR COMEDY

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY/MUSICAL

Robert Downey Jr. for “Sherlock Holmes”

Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock” (NBC) BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

BEST ACTRESS – MOTION PICTURE DRAMA Sandra Bullock for “The Blind Side” BEST ACTRESS – MOTION PICTURE MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Meryl Streep for “Julie & Julia” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – MOTION PICTURE Mo’nique for “Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – MOTION PICTURE Christoph Waltz for “Inglourious Basterds” BEST SCREENPLAY Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner for “Up In The Air” BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

2010 AWARD WINNERS

Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife” (CBS) BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY/MUSICAL

Toni Collete for “United States Of Tara” (SHOWTIME) BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION “Grey Gardens” on HBO BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION Kevin Bacon for “Taking Chance” (HBO) BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION Drew Barrymore for “Grey Gardens” (HBO)

Michael Giacchino for “Up”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION John Lithgow for “Dexter” (SHOWTIME)

“The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION Chloë Sevigny for “Big Love” (HBO)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG


Opinion

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The Daily Campus

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Textbook alternative In recent semesters, textbook costs have begun to soar. According to a July 2005 report by the Government Accountability Office, college textbooks prices “nearly tripled between December 1986 and December 2004.” This report sates that the overall price increase was 186 percent during this time span, while inflation rose only 72 percent. The National Association of College Stores reported in, “Student Watch 2008,” that students spent an average of $702 on required course materials during the 2006-07 academic year. SMU students are no exception to these statistics and, especially with a tuition that is already very expensive and is continually on the rise, Mustangs are certainly feeling the pinch of high textbook prices. This fact seems to go unnoticed by many of our professors, who continue to require very expensive textbooks that may either go unused or only partially used. It does not make sense to be required to by a textbook that costs over $100 just to use one or two chapters, nor does it make sense to require that a student buy a new edition of a textbook just so that they can have a single updated chapter or new end of chapter questions. Surely there must be a cost effective solution that allows students to keep some money in their pockets. We would like to encourage professors to consider the costs of textbooks before deciding upon their required texts. Many professors create course packets by taking certain chapters from each textbook with permission from the publishers, which prevents student from having to buy several textbooks only to use pieces of each one. Others create standard questions that are applicable to each edition of their required textbook, or find alternative online publications that cover the same or similar materials as new chapters of updated textbooks. This allows students to save money by purchasing older editions online. Even though textbook costs are daunting, we know that some professors are simply unable to get around high cost of textbooks. Because of this understood fact, we would like to suggest that all professors be required to put a copy of their required textbooks on reserve in the library. This way, students who do not have the financial means to afford their textbooks will still have access to them. In any case, we feel like professors should feel personally responsible for the amount of money they are requiring their students to spend on books and understand that we are often unable to afford what they require. With tuition being such an expense at SMU, we should at least be able to afford the materials necessary to receive our education.

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Common sense missing in airport security STAFF COLUMNIST

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hile patiently waiting in the security line at DFW Airport in mid-December on my way home to Florida following final exams, I noticed a lady being interrogated by Transportation Safety Nathan Mitzner Administration personnel. I was able to hear most of the conversation. Apparently, she had exceeded the maximum liquid ounces allowed for carryon, primarily in mouthwash and shampoo, that passengers are permitted to take aboard commercial aircraft. The fact that she appeared to be north of 80 years old, was barely five feet tall, and walked with a cane did not seem to mitigate her offense with airport security personnel. After all, rules are rules; good security is good security. With terrorists seeking to strike headlinegrabbing blows against democratic--and some non-democratic--governments, no stone could be left unturned in the war on terror. If it meant scolding an elderly woman, giving her an extra few pat-downs and examining her carry-on baggage as carefully as one would examine an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, so be it. About a week earlier, an anguished father was waiting for his appointment at the United States Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria. His name was Alhaji Umaru Mutallab and he is among the most prominent citizens in Nigeria, a former government minister and the retired chief executive of the country’s largest bank. He is well-known and extremely well-respected throughout the country. When he got to meet with embassy personnel, he requested, indeed begged, for their assistance. He relayed troubling news: that he had had a recent telephone conversation with his son, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who told him that he had found the true meaning of Islam, that he was destined to perform his religious duty and that his family should simply forget about him. His father was certain that this was an unmistakable warning of his son’s intent to engage in terrorist activities. The meeting ended with embassy personnel promising to look into the matter. As is often noted, the rest is history. Action was taken by our intelligence system, but not the kind to be expected given the nearly $100 billion invested since 9/11 in upgrading our intelligence capabilities and fostering greater intelligence sharing among the myriad--at last count 16--spy branches responsible for keeping our country safe. While we are not sure of the decision-making process within the morass of agencies in the weeks between the Abuja meeting and Christmas day, we do know that Abdulmutallab was placed on a list--but not the list that would have enhanced his chances of being apprehended before he could put

his plan into action. You see, there are actually three different lists maintained by the U.S. government and passed on to airport security officials worldwide. The lowest-level list, on which Abdulmutallab was placed, consists of approximately 60,000 people who, while having raised red-flags about possible suspicious behavior or contacts, are not deemed of sufficient concern to warrant any additional screening at airports. Those on the second list, about 13,500 people, are deemed to be mid-level threats. They are to be questioned at all airport security stations and are subjected to enhanced luggage and body searches. Had Abdulmutallab been placed on this list--which would easily be justified based upon his father’s concerns--merely a cursory examination would have revealed that he possessed a valid visa to enter the United States, he paid for his ticket in cash and he did not check in any luggage, all tell-tale signs of suspicious activity and, when added to his father’s warning, an unmistakable forewarning of what followed. Yet neither security personnel at Nigeria’s airport nor at Amsterdam’s Schippol questioned him before he boarded, and he did not have to pass through the body scan machines used at Schippol which would have revealed the explosive packet within his undergarments. So, an elderly, petite woman with a walker is subjected to more scrutiny than a walking bomb who practically has an “I am a terrorist” sign, in bold letters, affixed to his shirt. Is this the returnon-investment for the tens of billions we have expended in upgrading our security and intelligence capabilities since that tragic day more than eight years ago? Had American intelligence personnel passed the information obtained from his father to airport security officials in Lagos and Amsterdam, the plot almost certainly would have been stopped before Abdulmutallab boarded a plane for the United States. Were it not for the brave actions of a Dutch passenger, the failure of our multi-billion-dollar security and intelligence systems to red-flag an easily identifiable terrorist would have resulted in more tragic consequences. ****** Then there’s Michael Hicks, an 8-year-old Cub Scout from New Jersey whose name has appeared on the mid-level list since 2003, barely a year after he was born. He remains there despite repeated attempts by his family, with the assistance of his district’s representative, to have his name removed and is routinely subjected to enhanced security screening whenever he travels. Nathan Mitzner is a junior risk management insurance major. He can be reached for comment at nmitzner@smu.edu.

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elcome back, SMU. Winter Break always goes by too quickly, but I hope the first day of classes goes

well for you. The Daily Campus is back to full-time operations, and we’ve made a few changes since December: We’ve had some staff changes—which is usual for each semester. Some people have left, some have joined, some have stayed and others have just switched positions. I’d bore you with the details, but I don’t have the space. Just go read the staff box. We’re bringing back our Editorial Board once a week. Each Tuesday we’ll be bringing you our take on the issues of the week. Each unsigned editorial will represent the views of the Board. The biggest change we’ve made is to our Web site (yes, we have one: smudailycampus.com). You’ll notice a new design. If you poke around, you’ll see that it’s more user-friendly. For all of you smartphone users, we’ve got a new mobile site as well, which will make it easier for you to get news wherever you are. Furthermore, you’ll notice that we’ve

expanded our online operations. Our Style editor Sarah Bray has brought over SMU Style, a blog she runs in her spare time. If you want to know what goes on behind the scenes, check out the Newsroom Confidential blog. Interested in SMU-related politics? You’ll want to look at our Hilltop Politics blog, which looks at the people and organizations who make the decisions that affect SMU. We want your opinion too, so be on the lookout for more polls on the Web. Don’t forget to vote for our special “Best Of ” issue that will come out next Friday: it’s your chance to sound off on your favorite things (including best fraternity and sorority). And as always, you can send us columns or letters for the Opinion Section. These changes will help us serve you better, SMU. So when there’s SMU news, look to us first. We’ll be here.

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aylor Pugh is a four year old in pre-kindergarten in Mesquite, TX. He hasn’t been to class since November. His school has placed him on in-school suspension as his parents tangle with the school board over the length Nathaniel French of his hair, which reaches his collar and is in violation of the district’s dress code policy. The district offered to allow him to keep his hair in braids if he would keep it from growing past his ears. His parents refused, and things are now at an impasse. The school board claims it’s dress code is necessary because “students who dress and groom themselves neatly, and in an acceptable and appropriate manner, are more likely to become constructive members of the society in which we live.” That’s a reasonable argument. Except Pugh’s hair doesn’t in any way violate that standard. As far as I know, no one has suggested that Pugh’s hair is dirty or unkempt. It doesn’t smell funny or have lice. It’s just a little longer than most boys’. The battle over men’s hair is just silly. It was silly in the 1960s and it’s silly now. I thought we’d all accepted that some guys like to wear their hair long and moved on. Apparently not. The Mesquite school district is behaving absurdly. In the name of fostering a positive educational environment, it’s isolating a child over something as unthreatening as the length of his hair. It’s standing tough against something that’s not hurting anyone. Ordinarily, it’s best to err on the side of schools. Educators have some of the toughest jobs in this country, and they deserve the benefit of the doubt most of the time. But sometimes, the rules just don’t make sense. Sometimes they get in the way of real learning. Pugh does plan to cut his hair at some point: when it gets long enough to be donated to a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients. Pugh’s school should be celebrating his conscientiousness, not punishing it. This is an opportunity to teach children about charity and giving. It’s a chance to show young students that in a world that can be scary and cold—a world many of these kids already know too well—there are ways to help those who are less fortunate. That’s a lesson a school would be lucky to teach. “I miss my friends,” Pugh recently said. The Mesquite school board should let him come back to class. When his hair gets long enough, his teachers, his parents, and his friends should all be there when he gives it to charity. Nathaniel French is a junior theater major. He can be reached for comment at nfrench@smu.edu.

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is another. The opinion page offers diverse viewpoints on topics ranging from college life to national headlines. We have a number of regular columnists and encourage readers to share their thoughts as well. If you want to be a part of the discussion, feel free to submit a letter to the editor or guest column to me at nfrench@smu.edu. I can’t guarantee we’ll publish it, but I can promise we’ll give it thoughtful conversation. -Meredith Shamburger So what are you waiting for? Join the Editor in Chief conversation. --Nathaniel French Opinion Editor


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HAWAI’I: SMU wins first bowl game in 25 years By STEPHEN LU Sports Editor sjlu@smu.edu

SMU celebrates MLK week

We’ve broken loose from the Egypt of slavery, we’re in the wilderness of segregation and on the borderlands of integration. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a 1966 speech at SMU By TAYLOR ADAMS News Editor tadams@smu.edu

Many people enjoy the three-day weekend that rolls around in the middle of January. But the SMU community did more than relax on their Monday off, as the school plans to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the entire week.This week of recognition started with the MLK Day of Service. Students, faculty and staff from SMU and Paul Quinn College participated in the day’s events. This year, they worked with Cornerstone Baptist Church’s Homeless Outreach Ministry, according to the Web site. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating MLK Day as a day of service. Rather than taking a day off from work or school, Americans were asked to celebrate King by taking action in their communities. The official kickoff of SMU’s MLK Week 2010 will take place

today at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons. On Wednesday at noon the Unity Walk will proceed from the steps of Dallas Hall to Hughes-Trigg. This annual walk down Bishop Boulevard “honors the strength and sacrifice of the soldiers of the civil rights movement,” according to a press release. On Thursday, local interfaith leaders will conduct an interactive discussion at noon in the HughesTrigg Varsity. The Trumpet Call: Faith in Action, as the discussion is titled, is co-sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. The week will conclude with a Unity Mixer on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity. The events for the week are co-sponsored by SMU Student Activities and Multicultural Student Affairs and Paul Quinn College’s Office of Student Affairs.

The SMU football team defied the odds and their critics by routing the University of Nevada-Reno, 4510, in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl on Dec. 24. Along the way, the Mustangs shattered several SMU bowl records, including setting the new record for point margin with 35 points. “What it means to me, it just feels good to be home,” head coach June Jones said. The Wolfpack was a 12-point favorite to win the game, and 91 percent of Americans said they believed the Mustangs would leave in defeat. Critics jumped on the Mustangs, pointing out the difference in bowl experience between Nevada and SMU. However, in the biggest game that SMU has played in the last 25 years, the Mustangs proved to be the superior team, despite the Wolfpack being the top ranked rushing offense in the nation. Freshman quarterback Kyle Padron completed 32 out of 41 passes to the tune of 460 yards and two touchdowns. His 32 completions and 460 yards passing set two new SMU bowl records. The previous record of 22 completions and 281 yards was set by Chuck Hixson in 1968. Padron was named the SMU MVP of the Sheraton Hawai’i bowl. Running back Shawnbrey McNeal ran for 63 net yards and three touchdowns, which is also a new SMU bowl record. SMU legend Eric Dickerson held the previous record of two touchdowns set in 1980. The nerves showed on the opening kickoff when the Mustangs fumbled the kickoff before recovering it themselves. However, on the second play of the game, Padron and sophomore wide receiver Cole Beasley hooked up for a 71yard completion that brought the Mustangs to within yards of the end zone; that completion is the new longest pass and play from scrimmage in SMU bowl history. That pass set the pace for the rest of the night, as Padron also went deep to wide receivers senior

Emmanuel Sanders and junior Aldrick Robinson. Sanders finished the game with seven receptions for 124 yards while Robinson had nine receptions for 176 yards, breaking the previous SMU bowl record of eight completions for 112 yards set by Jerry LeVias in 1968. But, even more impressive than the June Jones’ run-and-shoot offense was the SMU defense. The Wolfpack averaged 362.3 yards on the ground during the regular season but were held to only 137 yards and no touchdowns against the Mustangs. “They did a nice job basically of taking away the consistency of our offense,” said Nevada head coach Chris Ault. “We never got in rhythm. There’s no question, we just played very, very poorly.” The Mustangs benefitted from Nevada’s loss of two of their 1,000yard rushers, Vai Taua and Luke Lippincott. Taua was academically ineligible and Lippincott underwent season-ending surgery for turf toe. That left all the pressure on Wolfpack quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the third Nevada rusher with more than 1,000 yards on the season.SMU was not about to let him run wild though and limited him to only 23 yards on the ground. Kaepernick was only marginally more effective through the air, going 15 of 29 pass attempts for 177 yards. He threw his sole touchdown with a minute left in the game and was intercepted once by senior defensive back Rock Dennis. “That game was embarrassing on a lot of levels,” Kaepernick said. “We just have to look at the film and try to regroup for next year.” Meanwhile, the Mustangs were busy celebrating in the locker room. In fact, they were so rambunctious that few, if any, could hear Jones’ post-game speech. “I’m sure he said something great,” said senior linebacker Chase Kennemer. But, no matter what Jones said, the Mustangs had already made their statement, both to themselves and to America. The days of the Death Penalty are over. Pony up.

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SMU head coach June Jones holds the Hawaii Bowl trophy after SMU defeated Nevada 45-10 at the Hawaii Bowl NCAA college football game, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, in Honolulu.

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From left, SMU’s Brett Haness, Chase Courtney, and Ja’Gared Davis celebrate during the second quarter of the Hawaii Bowl NCAA college football game.

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FOR RENT 2/2 UNIVERSITY AT GREENVILLE 6 months at $870, $600 deposit. Renter in wheelchair and place needs repainting so be prepared for same Granite redone in 2007. Contact markbust@aol.com 3735 BINKLEY 2/1 DUPLEX, completely updated and remodeled, granite countertops, new appliances, like brand new, back yard. Call 214-763-5209. 5200 MARTEL AVENUE TOWNHOME. Located across 75 Central, 2 min to SMU. 1,200sq.ft. Remodeled 2br/2.5ba. Features: garage, balcony, W/D included, laminate floors, gated community, located across park. Rent $1,275.00/month. Call: 214-8219238. 5711 MORNINGSIDE “M” STREETS. 1/1 CH/A Hardwood, updated, dishwasher, w/d, reserve parking. $650/month + elec. Non-Smoker. Available December 1st. 214826-6161.

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ROOMMATE LOOKING FOR ROOMMATE for 2br/2b apartment across the street from SMU campus. $550/month. Available now until the end of May. Contact trainakat18@aol.com.

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ACCOUNTING, MATH, CHEMISTRY, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Physics, Rhetoric, Tutoring. “Learn to work smarter not harder.” David Kemp Tutorial Services. Call 469-767-6713. MATH, STATISTICS TUTOR for MBA, college, high school students. Highland Park, Austin College, SMU alumna; M.S. Math; 20 years Texas Instruments; 2 years college math instructor; 10 years professional tutor. Sheila Walker 214-417-7677

TUTOR WANTED Tutor needed 3-4 afternoons a week for our 9th grade daughter. Tutor must be proficient in all major HS curriculum (French is a PLUS).Rate $20 per hour. We live near campus. If interested contact: taaron@stevenstransport.com

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE TUTOR. Voted “The Best” for 14 years. College ismore fun when you have a tutor. Lee Lowrie, CPA, MBA 214-208-1112.

ACROSS 1 Muscleman’s quality 6 Prefix with sphere 10 Taj Mahal site 14 High nest 15 Smooth out 16 Rugged outcropping 17 *Nitpick 19 Have no use for, so to speak 20 Raise the hackles of 21 Neil Simon’s “The Goodbye __” 22 Did some pressing work? 24 Must-miss movie rating, probably 26 Well-behaved 27 *Take no action 30 Slim __: snack sausage 33 Scottish singing sensation Boyle 36 Boozer 37 “You bet!” 38 Galileo’s sci. 39 Boston team, briefly 41 Quickie haircut 42 Professional charges 43 Classic TV brand 44 Final authority 45 Eerie ability, briefly 46 *Gold rush phenomenon 49 Places for facials 51 Train track foundation 55 Puffs up 57 German industrial area 58 Parisian pal 59 Bee, to Opie 60 *B.B. King’s genre 63 Londoner, e.g. 64 Assents at sea 65 Use TurboTax, say 66 Furry Himalayan legend 67 Take a breather 68 Parceled (out) DOWN 1 Washroom tub 2 Copy, for short

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3 Where Van Gogh painted “Sunflowers” 4 Nintendo system involving physical exertion 5 Bottom line 6 Publisher with a castle 7 Wicked 8 La Méditerranée, e.g. 9 Moments of clarity 10 Cold outburst? 11 *Group that might indict 12 Lender’s charge 13 Like fine wine 18 Trumpeter Al 23 Spoil 25 Russian rulers of yore 28 Sunni’s faith 29 Caught on to 31 Spring blossom 32 Note to the staff 33 Ump’s outstretchedarms call 34 Depletes, with “up” 35 *Hits the gas 37 Easel, e.g. 39 Goalpost part

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Green prefix Moved like bees Cave dweller Most loyal Sounds of surprise 50 Singer LaBelle 52 Herb garden staple 53 “Nana” author Zola 54 Chopped into cubes

55 Word that can precede the starts of the answers to starred clues 56 Entice 57 Feels sorry about 61 Chemical in Drano 62 Sighting in the sky, for short

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