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SMU students wore hoods to bring attention to Martin’s death.

Students, faculty gather in protest of Trayvon Martin’s death SPENCER J EGGERS / The Daily Campus

Walter Isaacson spoke to a packed McFarlin Auditoirum in part of the Tate Lecture Series last night. Isaacson spoke heavily on deceased Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Tate audience remembers Steve Jobs RAHFIN FARUK News Editor Curiosity, innovation, perfectionism and drive are all elements that made Steve Jobs special. Walter Isaacson, a former Rhodes scholar and bestselling author, was tasked with the life of the now deceased Apple CEO. His book “Steve Jobs” is currently on top of the New York Times bestseller list. He described his findings and his book at the SMU Tate Lecture Series on Tuesday night. “Steve called me a day after he was diagnosed with cancer,”

Isaacson said. “Steve revolutionized industry after industry starting with the Apple desktop and it was great to be able to understand someone who was so complex and innovative.” Jobs is credited with innovations in fields ranging from journalism to animation to music to writing. “His mind was a place where the arts and the sciences and the humanities and engineering came together just like how they do at [Southern Methodist University],” Isaacson said. Isaacson summarized what he thought made Jobs an innovator. “The book is doing very well in China so I joke that Jobs is teaching a whole generation of Chinese how


Proposed legislation stresses tech Daniella Rivera Contributing Writer During its weekly meeting Tuesday, the Student Senate discussed a legislation that would extend the time allotted between classes from 10 to 15 minutes. Shanitah Young presented the bill to the senate, explaining the fact that it is difficult for students to attend wellness classes at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, and then walk to a different class in ten minutes. During the debate many concerns were acknowledged including, the scheduling of classes, pushing classes later into the day and accreditation issues. The resolution was tabled indefinitely. However Young does not plan on giving up. “The campus is only going to get bigger and we need to be able

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to succeed: drop out of college, invest all your money in something and be a jerk,” Isaacson said. However, despite his personality deficiencies and aggressive leadership style, Jobs was able to take advantage of a characteristic lost among many in the business community: thinking outside the box. “Steve quickly realized that you have to combine fields in order to be creative,” Isaacson said. After dropping out of college, Jobs audited a calligraphy class, which later influenced graphic fonts on programs like Microsoft Word. The Apple CEO was obsessed with the intricacies of his product. As a seven year old, he and

his father had painted the family’s backyard fence. Jobs only wanted to paint the outside of the fence but his father told him to care about the entire product. “Jobs knew that the real artist cares as much about the seen as the unseen,” Isaacson said. His passion for the entire product led to his passion for perfection. “The thing that made Apple so successful was they Jobs realized that when you have a passion for profit instead of a passion for product, you will not make profits,” Isaacson said. Jobs’ passion for led him to

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AYEN BIOR Contributing Writer This week marks the one month anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was shot by neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman. SMU staff and faculty joined students from across the country on Monday to commemorate the anniversary in a gathering, followed by a silent march and ending with a candlelight vigil. The events were designed to set a stage for participants to express their feelings about the issues revolving around Martin’s death. “It was very moving and it was a very proud moment for me,” said Brittany Dickey, a senior in communications studies. First-year Alaxandria Foreman

came in support but admitted she was skeptical of the silent walk’s ability to cultivate a societal transformation. “If you want things to change, you have to do it by law,” she said. “You have to do it by going to the people that can actually change something.” SMU Law professor Jessica Dixon-Weaver echoed Foreman’s remarks. “It is important that we have laws in the books that don’t allow these things to happen. And the only way you can do that is if you are there and you have a voice,” she said. Dixon-Weaver continued to speak of the idea that all life is equal, but her speech did not ignore the facts of the situation that suggest that in this particular

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Mack Ballroom joins Blanton and Caruth Halls with LEED certifica-

Another SMU building SMU’s inaugural fashion week launches earns LEED certification TAYLOR MARTIN / The Daily Campus

Tootsies boutique played host to SMU’s first fashion week event. The store offered fittings and makeovers.

YOLANDA BATTLE Contributing Writer SMU’s first fashion week kicked off Monday evening at Preston Center’s trendy clothing boutique Tootsies. Frequented by many of SMU’s fashion-forward students, Tootsies was buzzing with shoppers enamoring over the latest spring collections and bursts of colors that flooded the runways this past fall. By 7 p.m., the launch party was buzzing with a DJ, complimentary beverages and cocktails served on both the first and second floors, along with fashion vendors that donated goodies to the fashion week survival kit. Drinks in tote, shoppers searched for the latest trends to snag. One of those shoppers, Jessica

Gretter, a freshman business major and fashion media minor at SMU, is also a member of SMU’s retail club. She was excited to mix and mingle at Tootsies while perusing some of the latest spring trends. “I love the bright colors this season has to offer,” Gretter said. “I love fashion and mixing and matching things, so you look well put together, but not over done.” As many in attendance anticipated shopping in Tootsie’s boutique with offerings of eyepopping colors, from shades of yellow and red to more modest shades like champagne and charcoal grey, SMU student Rebecca Marin, retail club president and executive member of fashion week, explained why SMU fashion week is about more than just fashion.

“We really want to educate people about the opportunities available to students interested in pursuing the fashion industry as a career,” Marin said. “We want to show students that the fashion industry is attainable.” Tootsies assistant manager Amy Espinosa, a 2008 graduate from Texas Tech University, expressed similar sentiments as Marin. As a human development and family studies major, Espinosa never expected she would be working in the fashion industry, but she is happy she took a risk and followed her passions. “Sometimes you have to start from the bottom,” Espinosa said. “I started as an intern for Nordstroms and worked my way through the industry. In

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SMU proved how sustainable it is again this year. The Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, located on the third floor of the Umphrey Lee Center, received its certification under commercial interiors. “Certified is the lowest rating a project can achieve, but one that still shows the project completed significant measurable green building design solutions,” Chris Mavros, the campus resource administrator in the Office of Planning, Design and Construction, said. “This certification is another step of many to help SMU become carbon neutral.” A U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) plaque will

be installed outside the main entrance to the Ballroom for visitors and members of the SMU community to see. “With this certification, SMU is not only representing a commitment to being sustainable, but the university is demonstrating that each space on campus, be it a classroom or ballroom, can been utilized to support the learning experience,” Mavros said. SMU is now one of only a few projects that have attained a LEED certificate for commercial interiors. Currently there are 31,232 projects with LEED certification; however, only 6,000 of those projects are commercial interior projects. There are nine different rating systems, each with different credentials for certification.

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Food pyramid gets a facelift

The food pyramid goes flat and the new food plate replaces what we used to know about healthy eating. MyPlate is divided into easy to read proportions that highlight the main food groups: fruits, vegetables, protein, grains and dairy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) states, “MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image — a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.” Healthier eating habits, easier understanding and simplification of the nutritional information was the driving force behind the restructuring of the iconic pyramid. “Basically they took the food guide pyramid and put it onto a plate,” SMU dietitian Claire Florsheim said. “The pyramid was unusable for everyday. It took an extra step to organize your plate for the average individual when using the pyramid.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of U.S. adults, roughly 35.6 percent,

are obese. Approximately 12.5 million or 17 percent of children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 19 years old are obese. Since the 1880s, the USDA food guidelines have changed throughout the years. The original food pyramid many of us grew up using had a flaw in its structure. The serving size of the food groups was criticized for misrepresenting what healthy eating should look like. Fats, oils and sweets were grouped at the top causing confusion of what their importance plays into our diets. “The MyPlate has been around for a long time and is similar to the plate theory method used to help diabetic patients manage their intake at each meal to stabilize blood sugar levels,” Florsheim said. MyPyramid likely ultimately failed because it did not differentiate the nutrient-dense foods like whole grains from empty calorie foods like pasta. The pyramid did however incorporate exercise into a daily nutritional plan and critics may argue this is one of the major flaws of using the new MyPlate. In addition, MyPlate does not include oils. While an overabundance could be fattening,

MyPlate includes the five essential food groups for one’s diet. To learn more about building a healthy plate, check out their website.

a moderate amount of oils is part of a healthy diet. However, those who do not like to put much thought into making healthy choices may think the MyPlate is a much easier to understand option. “I think that it is a lot easier

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to compare it to everyday life. It shows me exactly what I should eat and where I should put it on my plate,“ SMU sophomore Megan Gray said. “The pyramid was confusing to understand how many servings you were supposed to have and what the



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priority was of each food group.” A notable change the USDA has made is the reduction in the amount of grains. The plate emphasizes eating at least half your grains as whole grains such as oatmeal, whole what flour and brown rice.

Whole grains do not have their outer coverings removed when processed leaving them with higher fiber content and an essential part of one’s diet. Fruits and vegetables take up half of the plate. The MyPlate guidelines stress that the more added color the better by focusing on varying your intake of fruits and vegetables. Any kind of fruit or 100 percent fruit juice counts as part of the food group and any vegetable or 100 percent vegetable juice counts as a member of the vegetable group. Both fruits and vegetables may be prepared in any way. “I think MyPlate makes it easier to understand that it is best to eat a balanced diet with mostly fruits and vegetables,” Galen Laprocido, health educator Memorial Health Center, said. As far as protein is concerned, any type of poultry, meat, beans and peas, eggs, soy products, nuts and more are included in the protein group. Most choices made for the dairy group should be low-fat or fat-free. The USDA has also launched a website, The website includes healthy eating and weight management tips, a calorie counter and sample menus and recipes for families on a budget.

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1 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Beta Theta Pi House. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Closed.

12:32 a.m.Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor:Smith Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Closed.

4:08 p.m. Theft of Service: Demand Center for Lifetime Sports. A nonaffiliated was issued a citation for theft of service. Closed.

11:18 AM. Possession of Fictitious License or ID: Meadows Museum Parking Garage. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for possession of fictitious license. Closed.

120360 9:54 p.m. Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle: Binkley Parking Garage. A staff member reported the observed minor damage to the front passenger door. Open.

march 26 3:28 p.m. Theft: Meadows Museum. A staff member reported the theft of her phone. Open.

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Wei’s premier piece impresses at Hope Show

Meadows Museum displays discovered Nazi art

katelyn Hall Associate A&E Editor Spring is in the air and excitement is abuzz on SMU’s campus for the much anticipated Spring Dance Concert. The Meadows Dance Ensemble showcases an alluring array of talents in a production, which features works by three award-winning choreographers. The first of the three pieces in the spring performance entitled “Five Preludes” is a ballet by the visiting artist-in-residence Adam Hougland. The neo-classical ballet performance features dancers on pointe breathtakingly taking the stage to the music of five Rachmaninoff preludes. The music of the Russian pianist, composer and conductor anchors the simplistic and elegant piece in an air of drama. The stunning choreography is executed with precision and grace by the Meadows dancers, especially the leads, Aubrey Neal, Ellie Blanchet, Kailey Androit, Bo Presley, Harry Ferril and John Mingle. The production then transitions into the graceful, detailed and rich work “Song Awakened” by SMU faculty member and well-known jazz dance artist Danny Buraczeski. The piece is set to the songs of Cesária Évora. Évora’s CreolePortuguese soul music. The dancers use their bodies to communicate rhythm and tone to produce a work that transcends auditory and visual senses and becomes experiential for the audience. Dancing in the lead roles are Katrina Kutsch and Albert Drake. Abby Marchesseault, a member of Danny Buraczeski’s cast on Friday and Sunday, said, “The music and movement of each section reflect a certain aspect of that journey, from the swaying and rocking that depicts the trip across the sea to the energized, complex celebratory dance in the final section.”

Following the second piece, the show takes a slightly exaggerated pause to prepare for the final stunning performance of the concert: the world premiere of “The New You” by Meadows Prize winner and internationally recognized choreographer, director and dancer Shen Wei. Wei is the artistic director of New York-based Shen Wei Dance Arts. After winning the Meadows Prize in 2010, Wei created the interdisciplinary piece from scratch during his Meadows Prize residency of three weeks in January and February 2012. The inter disciplinary act includes nine dancers, two musicians, two actors, two art students and a computingprojection student. The performance is based on a concept that might seem far too technical for a dance: code. A number code of 0-30, in which each number correlates to a location in space and letter, makes the foundation of the piece. Each dancer creates her own vocabulary of movements for each number. With each number correlating SPENCER J EGGERS/The Daily Campus to letters as well, dancers spell out their names with movements, Dancers give a painted performance in “The New You” by Shen Wei. even including a cursive signature in space, following the creative known,” Wei said. The performance runs March 28 through April 1. direction of Wei. Marchesseault says that Shen The complex piece is not Wei’s piece is about the unity that lacking in number of dimensions. comes from experiencing art. The numbers also correspond to “I think the combination of musical notes played by a pianist music, technology, dance, acting and visual art all using their and a cellist. And artists fling, smear and respective mediums to follow the slap paint on a numbered Plexiglas same directions makes a multisheet and wear cameras, projecting sensory experience that is unique and universal at the same time,” images of those around them. And as if that were not difficult Marchesseault said. and complex enough, each dancer The concert pieces have come dips themselves in paint and together quite well, converging rolls down a ramp reminiscent different ideas and techniques. of a whimsical game of chutes “Adam Hougland's piece has some breathtakingly exquisite and ladders. “This work is about audiences moments, Danny Buraczeski's is experiencing new possibilities by sultry and fun, and Shen Wei's building and revising systems that is stimulating and curious,” are sensed, but not necessarily Marchesseault said.

Meredith Carey Staff Writer A press conference held at the Meadows Museum on Tuesday announced and revealed newly discovered material related to art works stolen by the Nazis in World War II. The two photo albums, full of photographs of stolen French art works and furniture, were donated to not-for-profit Dallasbased Monuments Men. The organization seeks to raise public awareness of uncovering and protecting artistic and cultural treasures that may have been stolen or misplaced during a war or other conflict. “[The albums] are key pieces of evidence taken from a crime scene,” said Monuments Men Foundation President Robert M. Edsel. Monuments Men received the two albums from the heirs of two World War II soldiers who took the albums from Hitler’s own chalet in Bavaria. Many other soldiers similarly stole tokens from Hitler’s homes

and regime as souvenirs for their hard work in combat. “These albums are just the tip of the iceberg for hundreds of thousands of cultural items still missing since World War II,” Edsel said. The two albums are numbers 7 and 15 in a series showing the looted artwork. The National Archives, who received the albums from Monuments Men Tuesday at the conference, already hold 41 similar photo albums. One of the albums, Album 7, contains the images of 69 paintings from some of the earliest Nazi thefts, dating back to 1940. “I hope discoveries such as these will encourage other members of the 989th Battalion and their families, as well as all veterans, to look in their attics and basements for any lost wartime items as they may hold the clues to unravel this unsolved mystery,” Edsel said. Curently, George Clooney is developing a film based on the Monuments Men and their efforts to recover stolen art from around the world.


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Computer crash opens new world MICHAEL GRAVES

Yesterday I had an emergency right in the middle of chemistry class. My computer wouldn’t turn on. I felt like a parent whose child just called from school with a broken arm. Right before my next class, I had a friend book an appointment at the Apple store, right in the middle of class. I left as the professor entered the room. We exchanged glances. He, seeing the worry on my face, asked with concern, “What’s going on?” I simply said, “Emergency, see you later!” After realizing that I made my excuse sound like my friend just died, I explained that my computer just crashed and the only available appointment was during his class. Now with even more worry in his eyes, he said, “Oh, go. Go!” As I sprinted towards my car to make the appointment, I realized how much value we give our technology, almost as much importance as a child or good friend. We’re dependent upon our computers. I sat up last night thinking about how I was going to survive the next week and a half while my baby was being repaired. Would I find time to work on my papers in the library? Could I deal without email at my fingertips all the time? Good thing I have a BlackBerry and an iPad. And I take most of my notes by hand but still, there are those times that I sit down, think about getting on to check the news, my email, Facebook, or Blackboard and realize that everything has changed. However, now I’m excited for the new challenge. I love writing on paper. I love my penmanship. I love the idea that for a couple of weeks, I have to live like everyone else did twenty years ago going to the library to work on a paper, hand-writing drafts and notes, being relieved of the constant updates that show up on my dashboard. Being separated from my computer could turn out to be a liberating experience! Of course, there are things that will be hard to get used to. Anyone who has had a computer crash knows exactly how I feel. I look with envy at those who tote their laptops around campus, and cringe when I see one outside of a case. I want to tell them to take care of their precious child. Seeing someone set their computer in the grass is like watching Britney Spears hold her baby in her lap in the front seat of the car. I want to scream, and caution people. But I know it’s not that big of a deal. I will survive the next fortnight. I will push through without my computer, and trust that the experts in the Apple hospital can fix my little one. It may come back a little altered with new parts and possibly a new hard drive, but I’m confident that I can make it my own again. And thankfully I can restore its personality with ease. I have an external backup. But be warned, if you’re not backing up your work, and not taking care of your computer, it may die on you. And don’t be surprised when I call out to you on the boulevard while you toss your computer around like a frisbee. In fact, don’t be surprised if I accidentally call you Britney. Take care of your stuff or you’ll be stuck like me writing handwritten notes in every class and working on your cursive again like you’re in grade school. Michael is a sophomore majoring in communications studies and religious studies.

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Healthcare case heats the Supreme Court REPUBLICAN TUCKER KEENE Obama’s healthcare act that was passed just over two years ago is now in serious danger of being found unconstitutional. The Solicitor General arguing the case, Donald Verrilli, has created multiple problems for himself in trying to argue that the law is constitutional. On Monday, the focus of the argument was whether or not the law could be considered a tax, as if it did, then the Anti-Injunction Act of 1867 would apply and the law could not be brought to the courts until the tax had been paid, which wouldn’t be the case until at least 2015. The Obama administration wanted this case dealt with now, and so Verrilli argued before the court that the fee imposed for ignoring the mandate was a penalty, not a tax. Today, his argument is that the mandate is a tax, and therefore falls within the scope of congressional power. So yesterday it wasn’t a tax, and today it is a tax. Even reliably liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was skeptical of this argument, after stating that the primary function of a tax is to raise revenue, she said, “This cannot be a revenue raising measure, because if it’s successful, there won’t be any revenue raised.” And today, Verrilli had to go before her and say it was a tax, which made his argument pretty difficult. Further, some liberal pipe dreams had said that Justice Scalia could vote in favor of the law, due to his history of interpretations of the commerce clause. This no longer seems likely. Today Scalia discussed at length his problems with the law, pointing out that this interpretation of the commerce clause that is required for the Healthcare law to be found constitutional could also mandate the purchase of broccoli. While a bit of an extreme, Chief Justice Roberts used the same argument. So long as Scalia is comparing the law to a forced purchase of broccoli, I would have a hard time seeing a scenario

in which he votes in favor of Obama’s law. Perhaps most devastating to the Obama administration is swing vote Anthony Kennedy’s skepticism of the law, saying today during oral argument that this law, if found constitutional, “changes the relationship between the individual and the government in a very fundamental way.” That doesn’t sound much like a man who is willing to find in favor of the law, and he said that the government has a very high burden to prove if they want this law to stay on the books. On Monday, reporters were claiming that the law is likely to be found constitutional are now changing their mind, saying that today was a disaster for the Obama administration, Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s legal correspondent, called today a “train wreck,” and other media outlets pointed out that Verrilli was so incompetent today that he had to rely on the Democrat appointed Justices to make his argument for him, and keep him on track. The main arguments against the law on a constitutional basis are that the law forces signing of a contract, which is unprecedented in contract law, and this amounts to duress, making the law unconstitutional. The government’s main argument is that because everyone is in the healthcare market in the long term, this law is necessary to contain cost. This argument made by the government is simply wrong, however. The court made a point today of noting that the health insurance market is separate from the health care market, and that the health insurance market is not all encompassing, and people can avoid it if they so choose. To force them to sign the contract of insurance because they will eventually access healthcare is beyond the scope of the government’s enumerated powers, and it must be struck down because of this. Tucker is a sophomore majoring in political science.

DEMOCRAT MICHAEL WILBURN Currently the Supreme Court is hearing a case about the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. The individual mandate is only part of the healthcare legislation. Aside from the constitutionality of the individual mandate, there are other questions. The Court first heard arguments concerning the AntiInjunction Act. This Act prevents federal courts from taking cases in which taxpayers are trying to stop the government from collecting taxes. The court will also hear argument about the severability of the law. That is whether the healthcare law could continue if part of it was struck down. The first day of arguments was about the Anti-Injunction Act. It appears as if the Court is not buying the arguments upholding the Anti-Injunction Act. Justice Stephen Breyer said, “Congress has nowhere used the word ‘tax.’ What it says is ‘penalty.’ Moreover, this is not in the Internal Revenue Code but for purposes of collection.” The penalty, Breyer added, is “not attached to a tax. It is attached to a health care requirement.” That it’s being “collected in the same manner as a tax,” he said, “doesn’t automatically make it a tax.” So, the Anti-Injunction Act seems to be a non-factor in the case. The arguments for the individual mandate began on Tuesday. This mandate has what has drawn the most contention about the Affordable Care Act. Some people are outraged that the government would force them to buy insurance. The mandate rests on how one interprets the commerce clause. The question is whether the mandate oversteps the reach of government power. I believe it does not. Dissenters of the mandate often ask what is called “the broccoli question,” which is could the government force you to buy broccoli, or purchase a car or a flat-screen TV? This is an erroneous metaphor. Healthcare may be commerce, but it is not the same as other forms of commerce. Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who argued the health care cases for the Obama

administration in the lower courts made a more accurate analogy, “the auto industry simply can’t be compared to the health industry, because not everyone will inevitably own or even drive a car. If the two industries did work the same way, he contends, you could “show up at the car lot, drive off with a car and stick your bill to your neighbor.” This latter scenario is “what’s going on in the health insurance market.” The American health insurance system needs to be reformed, which is what the Affordable Care Act does. The mandate is constitutional in my opinion because it does not overreach the proper limits of interstate commerce. Since healthcare is an industry that is literally life and death, as opposed to other forms of commerce, it needs to be regulated properly. This regulation is of importance. The government can force you to comply. People may complain about the possibility of infringing on individual rights. The U.S. government has infringed on individual rights much more under the pretense of national security, which is not as valid of a reason as providing healthcare in my opinion. What gives the government the right to mandate healthcare? It is the duty of the government to serve for the general welfare. This law was aimed at reducing the number of uninsured Americans. Not only does that benefit the uninsured, it benefits every other taxpayer as shown above. The Affordable Care Act is not perfect. I personally think that it should have been written better. I believe that if the government is going to have a mandate, they should have a government insurance option available to everyone. If a person wanted to have private insurance, they would be able to get it. The problem with the Affordable Care Act is mixing a mandate with private insurance. Despite these issues, I support the Affordable Care Act. Despite whatever reservations people hold about it, it is legislation that would benefit our nation. If we care about our fellow American citizens, we should not let petty squabbles interfere with their quality of life. Michael is a freshman majoring in human rights and political science.

Florida killing highlights racist remnants RAHFIN FARUK NEWS EDITOR The Trayvon Martin case has captured national attention in the last week — more than 2.1 million people have signed a petition demanding that his alleged murderer, George Zimmerman, be arrested and tried for murder. Outrage was sparked by the specific details of Martin’s death. The black teenager was returning from a convenience store trip and walking through a predominantly white neighborhood. The soft-spoken seventeen year old was on the phone with his girlfriend,carrying two items he had purchased for his brother. He was hurrying home to his family, wearing a hooded sweatshirt. There is no evidence that he was threatening anyone or had the intention to commit violence. His attacker, Zimmerman, the neighborhood’s self-appointed crime watcher, spotted Martin and found him intimidating. His scores of calls to police showed how he often took on the role of a cop-wannabe. Many note that he pursued “suspicious” youths — usually black males — loitering in the street. And that is the premise of Zimmerman’s action that most frustrates segments of the American politic who seek to practice tolerance, justice and unity. The signal behind the Zimmerman case – and the minority of people who have come to defend him – indicates that America is nowhere near where it needs to be in terms of human rights and the defeat of racist stigmas. It signals that stereotypes are still active – and play a large role – in American society.

“Being black could turn an ordinary situation into a life-ordeath moment ... some … will look at you and see a thug — even if their only evidence is your skin. Their racism relates to larger anxieties and problems in America that you didn’t create. When someone is racist toward you — either because they’ve profiled you or spit some slur or whatever — they are saying they have a problem. They are not speaking about you. They’re speaking about themselves and their deficiencies,” Touré, a black author writing in TIME Magazine about the implications of the Martin case for black males, said. Touré notes the inherent prejudice in the Martin case. He encourages black teenagers to avoid ‘ghetto’ forms of clothing. He tells them to never resist arrest, even if they have never done anything wrong. He concludes that it is better to be safe than sorry. The scarier question in the Zimmerman case — an event that happens more often than publicized – is: how many of us are influenced by stigmas that are entrenched in us by socialization and personal experience? College recruiters largely overlooked Jeremy Lin because he was an Asian American. Many question the ability of non-religious politicians to make moral decisions. A large wage gap exists between women and men. Stigmas can affect the highest levels of government. A 2010 TIME survey, in the wake of the Park 51/Cordoba House project ‘controversy’ reported, “Twentyeight percent of voters do not believe Muslims should be eligible to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Nearly onethird of the country thinks adherents

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NAACP members and other hooded protesters march in memory of Trayvon Martin in Arlington, Texas.

of Islam should be barred from running for President.” A country that was founded on the separation of church and state cannot stand the thought of an American Muslim in a position of power. America destroyed the Native American way of life. It enslaved Africans for economic gain. It locked Japanese American citizens in interment camps. It stopped Chinese Americans from immigrating to this nation. It placed “No Irish Need Apply” signs on its factories. It stopped Jewish escapees from entering the country during World War II. It initiated a plan called “Operation Wetback” to send Hispanics back to their ancestral homeland. It thought John F. Kennedy would report to the Pope instead of the American people. It stopped women from enjoying equal opportunity and its benefits. And today it limits the liberties of homosexuals.

If this nation is to avoid more cases that share the same tone and logic of Trayvon Martin and his murder, we must renew our efforts to look beyond stigmas and stereotypes. A black man in ghetto-like clothing can be the most socially productive man in America. An Asian American can be horrible at math and science. A Hispanic could be a seventhgeneration Texan. A Muslim could have served in the U.S. military and lost relatives on 9/11. We should not assume who or what people are — no matter their culture, religion, social status or appearance. Otherwise, American history will continue to be a song on repeat, and I, for one, think this particular song is at least 236 years out of fashion. Rahfin is the News Editor. He is a freshman majoring in mathematics, economics and public policy.

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AUSTIN MANIERRE Staff Writer SMU men’s swimming & diving sent one swimmer and one diver to the NCAA Championships over the weekend. Junior standout Mindaugas Sadauskas continued his successful season with a strong showing in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles, While freshman Devin Burnett competed on the platform, three-meter, and onemeter dive. In this high level of competition, Sadauskas came ready to swim. The junior set a personalbest time in his first event, the 50-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 19.82 seconds. This time was good enough to tie for 28th in the event. The winner of this event, University of Texas senior James Feigen, finished with a time of 19.01. In his next event, Sadauskas tied for 19th in the 100-yard freestyle, touching the wall with a time of 43.29. The winner of this event was again James Feigen, who finished with a mark of 41.95. Devin Burnett, experiencing the NCAA Championships for the first time. He had a strong showing as well. In the platform dive, Burnett placed 20th with a score of 312.60. Burnett was one of three freshmen to compete in the platform dive out of 26 total divers. Then in the three-meter dive, Burnett recorded a total

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of 310.50. This score put the freshman at 27th place for the event. Finally, in the one-meter dive, Burnett placed 31st with a score of 250.65. In all three of these events, divers from UT and Stanford had the most impressive showings. These two universities continued their domination through the entire competition. Texas finished second overall with a score of 491 and Stanford placed third with 426.5. Neither of these teams could match the intensity of UC-Berkeley. UCB won its second straight NCAA title with a final total of 535.5. SMU was not able to accumulate any points at the NCAA Championships, as neither Sadauskas nor Burnett qualified for the finals in their respective events. However, the SMU men’s swimming and diving was not over looked. The team as a whole was ranked 22nd a few weeks before the Conference USA Championships on Feb. 18. The Mustangs went on to win the C-USA Championships, giving SMU even more reason for top 25 consideration. With the swimming & diving season just about over, all that’s left is the USA Swimming Grand Prix. This will begin on March 29 in Indianapolis. Following the Grand Prix, the Mustangs will be getting ready for next fall’s season that is looking to be just as successful as this spring’s season.

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push the envelope amongst his employees and business partners. After employing Corning to make the now-famous gorilla glass for iPhones and iPads. Jobs gave the company nine months to produce the material. “It was an impossible task. Corning had no factories that were producing the product,” Isaacson said. “But, he had a way to bend reality. He told the CEO of Corning, ‘Don’t be afraid. You can do it.’” SIDNEY HOLLINGSWORTH / The Daily Campus

SMU senior Corbin Swagerty speaks to a local news station regarding the protests held at SMU.

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situation, it seems as if the life of one man is worth more than another. “What is the value of a black life?” Dixon-Weaver asked. “We don’t see race when we are kids, but we are taught race. I’m hopeful that generations from now, we won’t be teaching our young black men that you have to walk a certain way.” SMU English professor Bruce Levy told NBC, “I know many black students who tell me they’re routinely followed in stores, on the streets, and they feel very threatened by that.” Osei Boakye, a SMU Law student who also attended the silent march, said, “Nothing on my forehead says that I’m a third year law student. Nothing on my forehead says

that I’m a C.P.A. Nothing on my forehead says that I have a masters in accounting. All they see is that I’m black.” Second year law student, Soluta Uba agreed with Boakye but took it a step further. “This is not just a black matter, this is an American matter,” he said. “I have the constitutionally given right to walk freely in public space. And if someone is infringing upon that right illegally, justice demands that they are held to the full extent of the law.” Karen Baker-Fletcher, professor of Systemic Theology at Perkins, sees the case from a theological standpoint. “What happened to Trayvon,

theologically, from a faith perspective, is a crime against God and a crime against humanity,” Baker-Fletcher said. The common theme among speakers was support for Martin’s family. “I don’t think there is really anything that you can say to console them,” Ryan Deegan, a political science and international studies junior, said. “But I wish that Trayvon’s family could see all of the efforts around campuses nationwide because that’s really the core of this issue. I think that despite the fact that they have lost their son, I hope they see that this does have the potential to do a whole lot of good and raise some great awareness.”

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In February, the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development received a LEED Gold certification for new construction, the highest achievement a building can

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fit-out,” according to Mavros. In order to achieve a LEED award, a building — interior or exterior — must undergo an extensive five-step process that includes registration, application, submittal, review and certification.

Jobs’ experiences with Buddhism and his travels in India taught him to use his extensive knowledge and simplify it for the average consumer. When designing the original iPod, Jobs demanded his engineers to simplify the user interface. “He wanted people to get anywhere they want with three clicks,” Jobs said. But, Isaacson concluded that Jobs’ greatest gift was his intuition – something other famous technology giants like Bill Gates did not have.

“He understood what the consumer wanted. And he was always willing to explore and discover different fields,” Isaacson said when comparing Steve Jobs to Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. His ability to impress global consumers with creativity and innovation has led Apple to become the world’s largest and most successful company. Isaacson said that Jobs’ last advice for him were simple. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

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this industry, you have to keep an open mind, put yourself out there and network.” Networking is exactly what fashion week founder Grace Davis intended when creating the SMU organization. As a senior chemistry major and fashion media minor at SMU, Davis was eager to learn how she could enjoy her passion for fashion as a possible career.

“I love fashion, and I had a lot of questions about the industry,” Davis said. “I wanted to do something that everyone could have fun and still learn about the fashion industry.” Davis presented her ideas to Camille Kraeplin, the fashion media program director, who became the faculty advisor for the organization, and fashion week was born. Naturally, SMU’s retail club joined in to

help host fashion week, which provides educational panels and networking opportunities to students considering pursuing a career in the fashion industry. “Dallas is a great place for fashion, and it is continuously growing,” Marin said. “SMU is a great, trendy school, and we hope students will want to learn more from the events and explore their interests in the industry.”

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to accommodate our students and out professors,” she said. Young plans to further research the bill and provide the senate with answers to all of its concerns. A resolution was also passed requesting the addition of computers to the Scholar’s Den. The legislation stipulates providing a Mac and a PC for the students who utilize the

Scholar’s Den. The senate also passed a resolution requesting the creation of a specialized learning support system for graduate students. Savannah Stephens and Secretary Martha Pool presented a resolution requesting an online Perunanet tech support button. “What this would do is create a button right on the interface of the website so you can click the button and let them know

when there is a problem,” Stephens said. The resolution acknowledges that past problems with Perunanet have stemmed from a breakdown in communication between OIT and students, and intends to fill that gap. Another resolution was brought to the senate concerning student senate scholarships that would provide scholarships for summer classes and summer study abroad programs.


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