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Kelvin Johnson, a friend of Michael Hubbard, whose testimony exonerated Ben Spencer, spoke at the Embrey Human Rights event Thursday.
Innocent man remains behind bars Siena Beacham Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Centurion Ministries, Dallas Can Do Better, SMU Embrey Human Rights Program and Amnesty International presented “An Evening in Search of Justice: Why is an Innocent Man Still Locked Up? The Ben Spencer Story” Thursday night. Rick Halperin, director of the Embrey Human Rights Program, opened asking the audience what the “individual and collective response [should be] as we learn of such an abomination as a wrongful conviction such as Ben Spencer’s?” Spencer, incarcerated for the murder of Dallas businessman Jeffrey Young, has been in prison since 1987, despite eventual proof that he had no connection to
Young’s death. Based on a witness statement, a man named Michael Hubbard confessed to killing Young, yet Spencer remains serving time. The evening drew a mixed audience—some interested in learning the history of Spencer’s case and others looking for answers, to what they believed to be wrongful imprisonment and injustice. When asked what brought her to the event, Lisa Burgin, mother of former SMU Embrey Human Rights graduate student, said, “I have always had an interest for these sorts of injustices. It makes me sad, angry and I try to teach my son and daughter about them every day that I can.” On March 28, 2008, the Dallas Morning News published an article regarding the Spencer case and Dallas judge Rick Magnis who
ordered for a new trial. In that article, SMU law professor Fred Moss said that Dallas County’s 15 DNA exonerations, more than any other county in the nation at the time, could have been be a factor in the judge’s decision, although no biological evidence was provided. Cheryl Wattley, Spencer’s attorney, reaffirmed this statement and told the audience, “Dallas County is currently the number one county for freeing people that have been wrongfully convicted.” After the retrial in 2008, the judge found Spencer innocent, but the court of criminal appeals rejected the ruling three years later. Due to the Anti-Terrorist Effective Death Penalty Act, Spencer’s case was never brought to the federal court. Kelvin Johnson, a close friend of Michael Hubbard, reflected
on his efforts to bring Spencer to freedom. Johnson used to participate in robberies with Hubbard, but once he knew his friend was responsible for the murder of a human being he came forward to testify. “There is a man that is sitting in prison for something he didn’t do and I had the information to help him out,” Johnson said. To end the presentation, founder of Centurion Ministries, Jim McCloskey said, “I’ve never encountered a case such as Ben’s, whereby we have clearly dismantled and shredded every piece of the state’s case. Not only have we clearly established Ben’s innocence, but we have provided clear and convincing evidence of another man’s guilt, but Ben remains in prison and is approaching his 27th year this March.”
Room to Read founder to speak at SMU rahfin faruk Editor-In-Chief email@example.com John Wood took a trip to Nepal in 1998 that would not only change his life but also the lives of millions. Wood, a former executive at Microsoft, was inspired by a Nepalese headmaster to raise money for an impoverished rural school. From this inspiration, he started an organization called Books for Nepal, which delivered books to poor schools in the region. “[The] schools are hopeful but rather pathetic — dirt floors and crowded classrooms,” Wood said. “Until we can get education for every kid, they are going to remain poor.” Books for Nepal eventually expanded into Room for Read, an international non-profit that builds libraries and schools in a number of countries, including India, South Africa, Vietnam, Tanzania and Bangladesh. Wood will tell his story and the story of Room to Read on Feb. 6 in Hughes-Trigg Auditorium. The
event will kick off his book tour for his second book, “Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy.” Room to Read has built 1,566 schools and 14,627 libraries. The organization estimates that it has benefitted 7.8 million children and distributed 12.1 million books. Wood believes that literacy and gender equality in education are key to solving poverty. “If you look at the supply chain of poverty, it stems back to the fact that 800 million people cannot read or write,” Wood said. International organizations have tried many strategies to try to solve the development gap — a divide between developed countries and less developed countries in income, health and education. Wood thinks that the solution is simpler than many make it out to be. “I’m incredulous that people think poverty is hard to solve,” he said. After guaranteeing healthcare access, proper vaccination and access
to clean water, Wood said there is just one hurdle in his way to greatly alleviating poverty: education. “Educated people can solve their own problems,” Wood said. Room to Read uses a holistic approach when building new schools and libraries. “We want our libraries and schools to be part of the existing system,” Wood said. Room to Read requires government support and community involvement whenever it starts a new project. “It could be sweat equity from parents or teacher’s salaries from the government,” Wood said. Perhaps most importantly, Wood said, Room to Read believes in localized decision-making — a trait not common among development organizations. “Every key decision is made by our local staff,” Wood said. “We don’t have a bunch of expats driving around in Land Rovers.” For Wood, no experience is better than watching the opening of a school or library.
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“Being in a village somewhere in the back of beyond and seeing the hope, watching the kids dive into a new world is the best part,” Wood said. “It’s what hope looks like when you get to see a schoolhouse or library opening.” He hopes SMU students will share his thirst for action. “I love speaking on college campuses. Students want to be part of the solution. They don’t want to read about the problems.”
Alum helps bring craft beer market to Dallas eric sheffield Video Editor firstname.lastname@example.org A room full of large, metallic tanks. A sweet, yet strangely, bitter smell. The sound of dense liquids swishing back and forth in a routine motion. A laboratory, perhaps? Not exactly. The large tanks are mash-tons and brew kettles. The aroma is a mix of hops, yeast and malted barley. And the dense liquid? That’s beer. Lakewood Brewery beer. “We brew beer,” Wim Bens, president and owner of Lakewood Brewery said, “and what a lot of people don’t know is that brewing is a blend of art and science.” Bens, an SMU alum, opened Lakewood Brewery in Garland, one of just three craft beer breweries in Dallas County, last January. They are now distributing their beers to more than 140 restaurants and 50 retail stores in the metroplex. Bens, 35, graduated from SMU in 2000 with an advertising major and within a couple years found himself working at one of Dallas’ premier advertising agencies, TracyLocke. Home-brewing his own beer had been a pastime for Bens since his SMU days. He said it was a good way to spend time with friends, while simultaneously satisfying his love of beer. In 2009, Bens applied for the American Brewers Guild, a brewing school, and was put on a waiting list. “When I got the acceptance letter almost two years later,” Bens said, recalling his entry into the professional brewing world, “I had forgotten that I even applied. But hey, why not do it?” He spent six months attending courses and then headed to Rahr & Sons Brewing Company in Fort Worth for a required apprenticeship. “The brewing industry is sort of traditional, old school,” Bens said.“You can’t learn all of it from a textbook.” During his courses and apprenticeship, Bens realized that he wanted to leave the advertising industry and pursue a career as a brewer. Beer was his passion, in part due to his roots.
Bens was born in Belgium and lived there until he was 7. The country is known for its beer and love of craft brews. “If I hadn’t been born in Belgium and exposed to beer at a young age, I might have found myself headed down a different path,” Bens said. Lakewood’s slogan is ‘Schol!’, which means ‘Cheers!’ in Flemish. In addition to these origins, Bens nurtured his passion for lagers, ales and IPAs while he was at SMU by becoming a regular at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, a wellknown craft beer hub that used to be in Dallas. “I started going to those bars when I turned 21. It [helped] me form an appreciation for all craft beers, not just European brews,” Bens said. After finishing at Rahr & Sons, Bens left TracyLocke to start his own brewery. He recruited two of his close friends and co-workers, Trevor Pulver and Craig Bradley to join him. Pulver and Bradley shared Bens’ passion for beer. “This is a job of creativity and passion,” said Bradley, “If we were in it for the money, we would have stayed in advertising.” Bens, Pulver and Bradley moved into the building that is now Lakewood Brewery on Jan. 1, 2012, but they didn’t actually start manufacturing and shipping their own brews until the summer. On Aug. 4, Bens and friends sent their first 11 kegs to Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House and unveiled their experiment to a crowd of more than 500 people. “We really just hit at the right time,” Bens said. “Texas has always been a Bud, Miller, Coors kind of state. And that’s finally starting to change.” In a 2012 study by Bloomberg Businessweek, Texas ranked sixteenth in beer consumption per capita. But, the Lone Star State ranked forty-sixth in breweries per capita. Before 2012, there was not a single brewery in Dallas County. Besides Franconia Brewery in McKinney and Rahr & Sons in Fort Worth, the entire metroplex was barren of craft
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Max’s Wine Dive creates its own unique style with gourmet comfort food
Healthy oven fried chicken
TASHIKA VARMA Food Editor email@example.com MAX’s Wine Dive is not your typical restaurant. The combination of comfort food and a highly commended wine list is a unique concept. MAX’s opened in September on the corner of Lemmon and McKinney Avenue. This restaurant is Texas’ fourth MAX’s Wine Dive, with other locations in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. It is an offshoot from the owner of Lasco Enter Enterprises LLC’s Tasting Room Wine Cafes, which is a popular wine bar that serves tapas based in Houston. Max’s has over 150 kinds of wine available by the glass and bottle. Every wine on the menu is available for retail sale, either by the bottle or case. Patrons can also get Dom Perignon by the glass. The menu will satisfy anyone’s comfort food cravings. A must try is their Max ‘n Cheese, which is made with cavatappi pasta in truffle cream with fresh provolone, white cheddar, gruyere and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Max’s shrimp and grits,
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Max’s Wine Dive uniquely combines gourmet comfort food and a top shelf wine selection.
although a typical southern dish, has an unusual aspect to it. The shrimps come with the head on. Max’s cooks the shrimp fully intact. Although the presentation is amazing, it can be
difficult to eat. Max’s slogan is “Fried Chicken and Champagne…? Why the Hell Not?!” . It is no surprise that Max’s Famous Southern Fried Chicken is one
of the most popular items on the menu. This dish is served with mashed potatoes, collard greens and Texas toast. After dinner, another must try is Max’s Peanut Butter
Brownie which is topped with chocolate ice cream, bacon-toffee popcorn and chocolate ganache. The restaurant set up has two walls of windows, giving the place a great view and warm ambiance. The restaurant accommodates large groups well. Reservations are recommended if you plan to dine in on a Friday or Saturday night as well as for Sunday brunch. Max’s offers lunch, happy hour, dinner and a late night menu. Located in Uptown Dallas, Max’s also offers a weekend brunch. For those with a sweet tooth, the “RVP,” which stands for red velvet pancakes, is a delectable dish that will have you craving it for every brunch after. In the “RVP,” there are three red velvet pancakes topped with a dollop of lemon cream cheese frosting. Whether you’re going for lunch, dinner or brunch, Max’s is the perfect gourmet comfort food restaurant that will have your mouth-watering with every dish.
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February 1 OA S’mores Social in McElvaney Hall from 5-9 p.m. Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Student Conductors Concert in Caruth Auditorium from 8-10 p.m.
For those comfort food lovers who are watching their calories, here is a healthy recipe for oven fried chicken. Ingredients 2 chickens (3 pounds each), cut in 8 serving pieces 1 quart buttermilk 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon ground black pepper Vegetable oil Directions Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Take the chicken out of the buttermilk and coat each piece thoroughly with the flour mixture. Pour the oil into a large heavy-bottomed stockpot to a depth of 1-inch and heat to 360 degrees F on a thermometer. Working in batches, carefully place several pieces of chicken in the oil and fry for about 3 minutes on each side until the coating is a light golden brown (it will continue to brown in the oven). Don’t crowd the pieces. Remove the chicken from the oil and place each piece on a metal baking rack set on a sheet pan. Allow the oil to return to 360 degrees F before frying the next batch. When all the chicken is fried, bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink inside. (Recipe courtesy of Food Network)
SATURDAY February 2
Spring 2013 Bridwell Library Exhibition: Catechisms, all day.
February 3 Movie Memorabilia from the Jeff Gordon Collection in the Hamon Arts Library, all day. Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Student Conductors Concert from 3-5 p.m.
12:58 a.m. Burglary. Boaz Hall. A student reported she found two individuals in her room looking through her things after she left the door propped open. She identified one of the individuals as a resident of the same hall. Officers went to the individual’s room and notified him of his referral to the Student Conduct Office. Closed.
january 31 12:08 p.m. Theft. Dedman Sports Center. A student reported the theft of their sweater. The student later reported that she never took her sweater to the Dedman Center. Closed. 2:01 p.m. Theft. Dedman Sports Center. A student reported the theft of their phone. Open.
5:59 a.m. Fire Drill. 3109 Daniel Ave. A fire drill was conducted at this location. Closed.
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Hutchison speaks at women’s symposium Katelyn Gough News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison called attention to the need for greater presence of women in politics Wednesday during the SMU Tower Center’s ‘Women in Politics’ symposium. Sophomore Jenna Hannum said Hutchison’s keynote address covered far more than straight politics, though. This was not a speech delivered to those admiring Hutchison’s political positions. “My desire to hear the senator speak stemmed less from her political associations and more from her perspective as a successful woman in a largely male-dominated profession,” Hannum said. “Regardless of whether we agree with her beliefs or not, we can certainly learn from her experiences.” Hutchison discussed the importance of women taking a leap of “confidence and trusting that they can adapt to whatever situation
presents itself,” Hannum said. “I found [Hutchison’s] discussion of the tendency of women to hold back until they feel they are one-hundred percent prepared for every possible outcome [to be particularly significant].” When asked her views on the recent Pentagon decision to lift the ban on women in combat positions, Hutchison carried on her call to women to rise to whatever challenge or occasion presents itself. She stated her belief that because combat experience is imperative to building and advancing a military career, such bans should not be in place, in most cases. As paraphrased by the SMU Live Blog following the event, “If the woman is able to meet the physical expectations and wants to take that risk, then she should be allowed.” Hutchison addressed her audience rooted none the less in her assertion that the political atmosphere, and active women within it, must “keep a patriotic spirit, a zeal for freedom” so as to never “sink into mediocrity.”
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Former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison spoke at the symposium.
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beer manufacturers. As of today, there are three more names added to the list: Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Peticolas Brewing Co., and of course, Lakewood. There have been growing pains with the older breweries seeing more competition in the area, but the companies all have mutual respect for each other. “Craft beer wouldn’t be where it’s at today if we didn’t work together,” Bens said. “There aren’t a whole lot of secrets between us and the other breweries.” One staple that Lakewood borrowed from the other breweries in the area is the tradition of weekend tours. As the promotions manager for the company, Bradley is in charge of organizing the details for the tours. Each Saturday, Lakewood struts its stuff during tours that run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For $10, patrons can come to the brewery, drink a few freshly brewed beers and be treated to all sorts of entertainment while eating at picnic tables set up in the back of the brewery.
“We have live music and food trucks that stop by,” said Bradley about the tours. “Garland hasn’t seen much of the food truck craze yet and this is some peoples’ first exposure to them.” Head of Sales Trevor Pulver, a Colorado native, was used to having craft beer at every bar and restaurant before he moved to Texas. “I started home-brewing out of necessity,” said Pulver. “But now it’s turned into a passion. I want to see our beers all over town.” And Lakewood is well on its way. Lakewood brews are not just in Garland, but closer to home as well. They’re at locations including World of Beer and Central Market, located close to SMU’s campus. For the SMU 21-and-up crowd that is interested in creating their own beers, Bens says the most important thing is not being dissuaded by the amount of cleanup that is required. “Brewing is only 10 percent of the process,” said Bens with a laugh. “The rest is cleaning.” And to everyone else, Bens just says ‘Schol!’
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Students of the fall 2012 SMU-in-Spain program watch the sun set and take in a scenic view of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
SMU-in-Spain provides opportunities, credits for students through abroad program julie fancher Assignments Desk Editor email@example.com The deadline to submit applications of study abroad is quickly approaching, and many students may be wondering if this experience is for them. “Plunge into it, just do it, you’ll never regret it,” Bree Ungar said, “Just seize the opportunity that is in front of you.” Ungar is a junior Communications, Public Relations and Spanish major who just returned from her SMUin-Spain semester abroad. SMU-in Spain has been a SMU study abroad program since 1969. Students study in the Spanish capital city of Madrid at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset. SMU’s new curriculum requires all students to take a language course, which can be done while at SMU-in-Spain. Students can get credit for Span 1402 and Span 2401 in one semester, which is eight hours of credit. It also helps count toward the Global Engagement Proficiency. “Learning Spanish abroad gives students an experience beyond a campus language class. They live that culture for four months with Madrilenos,
eating tapas from Plaza Mayor and drinking espresso at Puerta del Sol late at night,” Deborah Tomlinson, marketing and financial officer of SMU Abroad, said. For any students who are nervous that this program is not for them because they may not be familiar with the language, Ungar says not to worry. “Not all classes were in Spanish. I took two Spanish classes and two Cultural Formations [in English], which was great,” Ungar said. For any students who fear being homesick or leaving their comfort zone, Ungar simply says, “don’t be.” “I recommend going outside your culture zone. I didn’t know a single person when I went,” Ungar said. “But I totally left my comfort zone and now I have a new group of 11 friends that I am really close with.” In just one semester not only can students complete their language requirements, but they can be exposed to an entirely new culture through trips around Europe and within Spain. “Classes are set up Monday through Thursday which is great because they give you time to travel on the weekends,” Ungar said. She also travelled with the group of 11 SMU students to
several other places in Spain where they were exposed to landmarks that they may not have otherwise traveled to. “We went to the south of Spain and did a typical Spanish day. We went to a flamenco show, and then watched the sunset at Alhambra. All of us were so close in that moment,” Ungar said. To learn more about SMU-inSpain, and all the other study abroad programs, the SMU Abroad Summer
Programs Fair is Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Commons. SMU-in-Spain 101 is Tuesday Feb. 12 in the Laura Lee Blanton Building. The due date for Fall semester applications is Mar. 1. “This is a great opportunity for SMU students to get a year of Spanish in just one semester in Madrid, Spain” Nancy W. Simmons, the Interim Director of SMU Abroad, said.
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Why I am not that kind of Christian ethan gregory Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Not all Christians are the same. It is pretty clear that Michael Dearman from his article, “Why I am not an Atheist” is of the more conservative-evangelical variety. Dearman believes Jesus’ reason for living was to die on the cross and save humanity (not all of it, just those who believe) from its sinfulness. Brandon Bub in his article, “Why I am not a Christian,” which accompanied Dearman’s, points out the growing majority of Americans who claim no religious affiliation. He then acknowledges that he is an atheist. He then makes his argument for being an atheist based on the Christian notion of God, particularly the conservativeevangelical notion. In the article he notes that many Christians believe the Bible to be inspired and produced by God and also makes reference to a God that is jealous and controlling. I identify myself as a Progressive Christian, a viewpoint within Christianity that seems to be missing from both Dearman’s and Bub’s articles. I do agree with the first part of Dearman’s article that to understand God is currently beyond what science can explain. I also admire and would stand with him in sharing how Christ’s story has become his story, but I do not find myself in agreement with his notion of atonement or with his statement that one must say they believe in Jesus to receive salvation. As for Bub’s article, I would submit that his notion of Christianity is limited to the conservativeevangelical viewpoint. First, to both writers, I would say that as a Progressive Christian, I do not believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. It was most certainly written by humans. All of it was written at certain times and places and reflect the culture of those times and places. For instance, in the New Testament of Paul’s seven epistles genuinely written by him, each was written to a specific people. He had no intention of his letters being one day canonized and preserved. As
one of my professors once said historical criticism of the Bible is not a hindrance to faith, but a virtue. Understanding and talking about the Bible in this manner enhances our understanding of it. Secondly, but most importantly, the conservative-evangelical belief that Jesus’ death on the cross atoned for the sins of the world is absolutely antithetical to the notion of God as the epitome of love, and de-emphasizes the importance of Jesus’ life and ministry as recorded in the Gospels. Progressive Christians wonder, how can something, like humanity, created by a God who is the definition of love, appear so vile that killing someone, particularly God’s Christ, be necessary to redeem it? Jesus did not die for my sin or the sin of humanity. Jesus died because of what was going on in the world around him. There was a certain regime, a certain paradigm present 2000 years ago, and Jesus wanted to change it radically. Translated to our time, the cross instead of bringing a message of atonement, brings a message of transformation, a message that we are to continue the work of the Christ in our time, and be so committed that we are willing to die, even a death on a cross. Christians are not called to walk around with pamphlets that have John 3:16 on the front. Christians are not called to the work of conversion. Christians are not called to proclaim to the world that it must profess faith in Jesus or risk eternal damnation. Christians are called to love. Christians are called to engage in the same work that Jesus did. Jesus represented what it meant to be fully human. As I follow him, I grow in my humanity as well. It is not simply believing, it’s being: being what God created me to be, and being the love of God for others. The existence of God is the existence of love portrayed fully through the life of Jesus Christ and shared with the world through us. Gregory is a junior majoring in communication studies and religious studies.
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Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans as they participate in a protest outside Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Export Association (BGMEA) building to mourn the death of the victims of a fire in a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
No change coming Bangladesh’s way Corporations should lead charge to stop garment factory fires rahfin faruk Editor in Chief email@example.com After the Nov. 24 factory fire that took 112 lives, Bangladesh’s ready-made garments industry appeared to be at a crossroads. Moral outrage over poor working conditions poured in from all over the world. Consumer pressure mounted against retailers like Walmart and Sears, multinational corporations that had used the unsafe factory. Domestically, Bangladeshi citizens bickered at the collusion between the government and business owners, which had led to a poor regulatory landscape. Two months after the deadly fire, a Jan. 26 fire has claimed seven lives. Dangerous workplace conditions in Bangladesh remain the norm. Building fires have killed more than 600 garments workers since 2005, according to research by the advocacy group International Labor Rights Forum. To industry analysts, the solution to unsafe factories is simple: investment and regulatory compliance. But the real solution is dependent on multinational corporations, the entities that
control compensation and sourcing contracts for factories. Bangladesh has more than 4,500 factories, many of which are small enterprises. Readymade garments factories compete against each other, driving the prices of contracts down. Because profits from the sourcing contracts are low — nothing comparable to the storefront profits of companies like Nike and Ralph Lauren — factory owners are forced to cut down on costs. Labor, the costliest input next to raw materials in the production process, is the victim of the current compensation process. Most of Bangladesh’s more than 4 million garments workers, who are largely unorganized, work at the minimum wage of $37 a month. Real wages are often less than $37, as cash-strapped owners withhold the first month’s pay and fine workers for small infractions like reporting a minute late to work. Much like the abusive American factory of the early Industrial Revolution, workers are deducted rent and food costs from an already low salary. The Bangladeshi government, the key player in setting wage levels, also remains handcuffed because of the current
compensation system. Bangladesh, once predicted to be a basket case for the rest of time by Henry Kissinger, was aiddependent well into the 1980s. With the aid of remittances and the rise of the garments industry, Bangladesh has experienced economic growth. It has seen dramatic improvements in development, especially in financial access, health and women’s empowerment. But, part of Bangladesh’s revenue stream, remittances, are often unreliable. During the 2008 global construction crisis, hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi workers were stranded in the Middle East without work — and thereby unable to remit money back home. During the same time, the Bangladeshi garments industry, which constitutes more than 80 percent of all Bangladeshi exports, continued to be in demand. The industry, as a recent report by McKinsey & Co. concludes, could double in the next 10 years and eventually grow to replace China as the world’s leading garments producer. Bangladesh’s garments industry attracts corporations away from China because of its low wages.
Neither major party, the Awami League or the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which have exchanged power for the last 2 decades, can tweak the current formula — low wages and poor working conditions — without risking social instability. There is no guarantee that a higher minimum wage will keep sourcing contracts coming in. Retailers might leave Bangladesh just as they are currently leaving China. Millions of unemployed protesting in the capital city of Dhaka, the center of garments activity, is a result that both parties want to avoid at all costs. According to multiple labor organizations, it would cost less than 10¢ per garment to guarantee safer factories in Bangladesh. Corporations, the “controllers” of the compensation system, need to take the lead in finding an extra dime in their supply chains, or Bangladesh’s tragic news cycle will continue to repeat itself: the same poor working conditions, the same unnecessary loss of lives. Faruk is a sophomore majoring in political science, economics and public policy.
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This weekend I have experienced a wealth of beautiful art and artists. Each time I sat down, I was presented with a spectacle so honest and enticing that I was moved to laughter and tears. Witnessing this great art I found that it was not enough to simply take in the beautiful pictures presented to me. It was not enough to simply have witnessed this beauty. No. I had to allow myself to be affected by what I was seeing. I had to take these words and images, melodiously strung together, and allow them to influence and alter my view of the world around me. By allowing myself to be open to this work, I could discover a whole new outlook. A light or a darkness in my world that I never knew existed. Acknowledging this not only fostered a deeper feeling toward the art but an impulse to action. The narratives in these works spoke of the struggles and joys of several peoples and I wanted to be a part of that struggle. I wanted to fight for that joy. Too many people go through this world ignoring half of the
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things presented to them. Let’s face it: In our world, with the media bombarding us from every direction, it’s impossible not to block some of it out. I don’t think a person should let in everything that they see or hear, only the things that truly touch them, that resonate with them. But again I say it’s not merely enough to just witness these things and walk away thinking, “Oh that was nice, now back to my life.” You have to let it affect you and then let it be a spring board, let it propel you to action. So much art is made to make a statement. If you see something that makes a statement that you relate to ,let it be your guide. Take those words, images, phrases and let them make you better. Let them inspire you to make your own statement that will inspire someone else and create a ripple effect. If you allow the beauty being created and that already exists in the world to transform you, you might find it could lead you to greatness.
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FRIDAY n FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Women’s Basketball
Lady Mustangs defeat Houston, extend win streak to 7 games
Hall of Fame coach attracts attention from big names
Matthew Costa Staff Writer email@example.com It certainly wasn’t the prettiest victory, but the Mustangs (15-4 overall, 6-0 in C-USA) will remain undefeated in Conference all the same after defeating Houston, 5854 Thursday night. “I thought this game was good for us,” said head coach Rhonda Rompola. “We needed to see a close game and this was a close game from start to finish.” Coming into the game, SMU and Houston were ranked as the top-2 scoring offenses in Conference USA, but late in the second half, both teams barely eclipsed the 50-point mark. With two minutes remaining, the Cougars led, 53-51, but three critical turnovers and earlier foul trouble led to a resurgence by Keena Mays and company. Mays scored six of SMU’s final points, and had a hand in each of Houston’s last minute mistakes as the Mustangs finished the game on a 7-1 run. Even with her surge at the end, Mays struggled mightily for most of the game, shooting 27 percent from the floor, scoring 13 points and nine rebounds. “We also needed to see how our
Billy Embody Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Dallas Kimball’s Keith Frazier, one of the top basketball recruits in the country, will visit SMU this weekend for the Houston game at Moody Coliseum at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Frazier, a 6-5 shooting guard, is rated a five-star player by most recruiting services and is ranked in the top 25 recruits in the country regularly. Aside from visiting SMU, Frazier visited Texas this past weekend, will visit Texas Tech and is also considering Texas A&M. Part of the decision for Frazier will be playing time and location according to most recruiting services. Most analysts have him
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SMU’s Akil Simpson goes for a rebound against Houston’s Yasmeen Thompson.
kids reacted when Keena Mays isn’t having her best day,” Rompola said. “I think the last three minutes was what this team is all about.” As much as the Mustangs struggled on offense, their defense rose to the challenge- keeping the Cougars grounded. Houston was held to 38 percent from the floor and made just one 3-pointer in the game. SMU has held its last two opponents to one 3-point field goal in both games. Even with the defensive stand, SMU let a 10-point at 31-21 lead vanish midway through the second half, but guard Alisha Filmore stepped up when her time was called upon. “I’m always on Alisha to get her game going,” Rompola said. “Even
if she’s not always making her shots, you know she’ll hit a big three.” That big three came with eight minutes remaining after Houston had fought back to tie the game, 41-41. Filmore made the most of her lengthy time on the court, scoring a team-high 14 points on 5-11 shooting and was the heartbeat of the team when they needed it the most. Even with another big conference victory, Rompola knows her team cannot make the same mistakes against her next opponent, Sunday. “UTEP’s a very good team,” she said. “If we play like we did tonight, it’s going to be a long long afternoon in El Paso.”
pegged as an SMU lock with new SMU head coach Larry Brown’s knowledge of the NBA and SMU being local for Frazier. Frazier can flat-out shoot the basketball from almost anywhere on the court and can get to the basket if he is aggressive enough. Sometimes, Frazier plays a little inconsistent on the defensive side of the ball, but can truly turn on theshiver.com the offense at any time, which F ive-star prospect Kieth Frazier makes him deadly. It is apparent, now more than decided on Kentucky. The twins ever, that Larry Brown has changed were both ranked in the top ten the face of SMU basketball. This is of all recruits and were consensus not the first high-profile recruit to five-star recruits. be interested in SMU with Brown With coach Brown and his staff on campus. The Harrison twins at the helm, Frazier may be the first from Fort Bend, Texas had SMU of many big name players to wear in their top three, but instead red and white in Dallas.
Mustangs looking to finish season with strong performance in Austin
Mustangs return to form with first ever win over Marshall Billy Embody Staff Writer email@example.com SMU got back on track with the program’s first win over Marshall 68-57 on the road in Huntington, W. Va. Behind sophomore Jalen Jones’ 19 points and eight rebounds the Mustangs were able to climb to 2-5 in Conference USA play. Nick Russell added 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Ryan Manuel scored 17 points in the Mustangs’ first road victory in conference play and after losing three in a row. Marshall had solid efforts from Elijah Pittman, who had 15 points and eight rebounds and also from Dennis Tinnon, who pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds and scored eight points for the Thundering Herd, who were dealt just their third home loss of the season by the Mustangs.
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SMU was able to control the game most of the way after a Shawn Williams’ three-pointer with 11:29 to go in the first half to go up by two points. The Mustangs wore down the Thundering Herd, leading by twelve at halftime and during the second half the issue was never in doubt with the Mustangs’ smallest lead being five points with 8:41 left in the second half before building it back up to a double digit lead. After scoring 19 against Marshall, Jones now has scored in double digits 19 of 22 games this season. The Mustangs took advantage of some of the ill-advised Marshall plays, converting 21 points off of just 11 turnovers by Marshall. The Mustangs ended the game with 41 rebounds, the second highest total of the season for the Mustangs. SMU improved to 10-4 on the season when out rebounding the opponent.
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While SMU’s bench has struggled this season due to a lack of depth, it was SMU’s bench that out-scored Marshall’s, 6-2. Russell did not seem to be phased by not having a rest, having one of his better games even while playing all 40 minutes. SMU will now look to build from this win when the team returns home to Moody Coliseum on Sat. Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. when the team hosts C-USA rival the Houston Cougars, who come in with a 2-5 C-USA record. The Cougars are led by guard Joseph Young, who is averaging almost 17 points per game and forward TaShawn Thomas, who is close to averaging a double-double this season with 15.8 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game. The Mustangs cannot allow a rebounding performance from Thomas like the team allowed from Tinnon, especially on the offensive glass. Tinnon grabbed nine of his 17 rebounds on the offensive boards.
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Andrew Hattersley Staff Writer email@example.com The men and women’s swimming team will look to finish off their regular seasons strong this weekend in when they take on University of Texas Austin and Arizona University in Austin. The men and women will face a very tough test in their season finale as both Texas and Arizona are ranked in the top 10 in the nation. On the men’s side, Arizona comes into the meet 3-1 on the year enjoying their first week at the top of the rankings. Texas meanwhile is coming off a loss as they dropped from fourth to seventh in the rankings. For the women, Arizona comes in 8-3 on the year and
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ranked fifth in the nation. Texas is 4-3 and tenth in the nation, also coming off a loss last week. While both sides are up against some strong competition, they are likely to provide some resistance against both sides. Despite the men’s seemingly bad record, they have swum against many of the top teams in the nation this year. Despite not coming out on top this has provided a good growing opportunity for them. SMU will look for another strong performance from sophomore Devin Burnett who has won 3 meets this year and will look to continue his strong finish to the regular season. The women have enjoyed much more success this year and come in ranked 23rd in the nation.
ACROSS 1 F. Scott’s spouse 6 Major NCAA 8-Down 9 Buff 14 Homer work 15 2014 World Cup final site 16 Home of the NCAA’s Black Bears 17 One keeping a beat? 19 Portsmouth pop 20 Narrow strip 21 British bathroom plant? 23 Center of attention 25 At that point 26 Medical office responses 29 Bass player’s tool 30 “Wheel of Fortune” buy 31 Wriggly swimmer 34 Review July 4th festivities? 38 Center of attention 39 Man on a mission: Abbr. 40 Disney duck princess 41 Headline about rudeness in the House of Lords? 46 Mucky place 47 Actress West 48 Tool for some summer Olympians 49 Barnyard beast 50 Home in the woods 52 Summer sunset hour 54 Academy for special operatives? 58 Kuala Lumpur locale 62 Long bones 63 Musician for whom New Orleans’s airport is named 65 Attack from all sides 66 Big name in casual wear 67 Thomas associate 68 Gave quite a shock?
The Lady Mustangs are coming off a 135-86 pounding of TCU that saw them take 10 of the 12 events from the night. SMU will look for another solid night All-Americans Nina Rangelova, Isabella Arcila and Erica Donadon. Also key to yet another good performance for the Mustangs in this tough match up is to get some production from C-USA swimmer of the week Rachel Nicol. This will be the last meet for both the men and women’s team before they had off to the C-USA championship Feb. 20-23. The meet this Saturday will take place in Austin Texas at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon with the diving portion of the meet, followed by the swimming at 5 p.m. The meet will continue Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
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FRIDAY n FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Television
Retrospective Ken Price exhibition opening soon at Nasher Sculpture Center Courtney spalten A&E Editor email@example.com
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The cast of “30 Rock” poses on set during their seventh season of shooting the hit NBC comedy.
Saying a final goodbye to hit sitcom “30 Rock” Manning Jordan Associate A&E Editor firstname.lastname@example.org What will we do without our weekly dosage of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy and the rest of the comedy series Emmy winning cast? “30 Rock” came to a close this Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC. Since 2006 Tina Fey has lead the writers and actors of “30 Rock” to 10 Emmy Award wins, 11 Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Writers Guild of America Awards. Ending on its seventh season was a smart move due to the fact that the writing has not lost its touch throughout the show; quitting while they are ahead is a great move. Only airing 13 episodes instead of the normal 21. Tina Fey remarks on the series, “Seven years ago we were keeping our head down and trying to stay on the air,
but as the years progressed I thought well this would be nice if this happened to Liz Lemon in this way.” “Will she fulfill her desire that is established at the end of season two which is to start a family in some way and to be happy in her home life and her work life?” The cast was sad to depart from their beloved characters and witty dialogue filled episodes; it has been reported that Alec Baldwin suggested to NBC that they cut his pay by 20 percent to renew “30 Rock” for another season. “It’s all been so emotional that you can’t cry anymore,” said Fey on filming the series finale. After leaving “Saturday Night Live”, Fey stayed close with NBC and began her television series with the help of Executive Producer Lorne Michaels. Additionally, Fey turned
to husband Jeff Richmond to create the musical score for the whole show. The show has seen many great guest stars such as Steve Buscemi, James Marsden, Brian Williams, Al Gore, Julianne Moore, Steve Martin, Jennifer Aniston, Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Damon and Jon Hamm just to name a few. This list goes to show how much other actors even admire the series. A new set of vocabulary has been presented to fans of the show with words like, “DEAL BREAKER,” “ADORKABLE” and “LEMONED.” Up next for Tina Fey are two movies, “Admissions” costarring Paul Rudd and “The Muppets II.” Alec Baldwin is set to star in a new Woody Allen film, “Blue Jasmine.” Meanwhile, syndicated episodes of “30 Rock” are on
all the time, so you can relive the magic easily.
The Nasher Sculpture Center will be featuring the work of Ken Price in a new exhibition opening on Saturday, Feb. 9. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to view many of Price’s distinctive pieces in the upcoming exhibition entitled, “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective.” The artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, is most known for his abstract sculpture designs constructed from fire clay. Although his work has been highly influential among the practice of contemporary sculpture, many of his pieces have not previously been widely exhibited for public viewing. Plans of this upcoming exhibition started prior to Price’s death last February at the age of 77. The public has never before had an opportunity such as this to see Price’s work. “A Retrospective” will highlight the 50-year progression of Price’s innovative work as well as the work of other artists
Ken Price is remembered for his innovative sculptural designs.
who have been influenced by his unique style. His work will be accompanied in the exhibit by a fully illustrated catalogue of essays by exhibition curators Stephanie Barron, Phyllis Tuchman, and Dave Hickey. The exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where the “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” made its debut this fall before
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Ken Price’s sculptures have never before been so widely exhibited.
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arriving in Dallas. Price’s unique glazed and clay pieces will be displayed at the Nasher until May 12. After the run in Dallas, the exhibition will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition was financed through major grants form the LLWW Foundatoin, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, and The Aaron and Betty Lee Stern Foundation. Architect Frank O. Gehry, a longtime former friend of Price, designed the exhibition. For over 50 years, Price created ground breaking designs that were highly influential upon the contemporary sculpture practice. The retrospective display is not one to miss. Price’s work is the first of its kind and an incredible way to see how the artist’s work developed over the last five decades.
Published on Feb 1, 2013