F R I D A Y FEB. 13, 2004 Vol. 125, No. 50
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STUDENT LIFE T H E I N D E P E N D E N T N E W S PA P E R O F WA S H I N G T O N U N I V E R S I T Y I N S T. L O U I S S I N C E 1 8 7 8
Senate probes student center delay
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Jill Carnaghi addresses Student Union body on second postponement By Liz Neukirch q News Editor
Student Life: Tell us about your military experience. John Deas: I joined [the Marine Corps] right out of high school in 1992. I signed a six-year contract. During those six years I put myself through college after-hours and got a bachelor’s in business administration [from National University in San Diego] and I was encouraged by fellow officers to stay in the Marine Corps and become a military officer, which you have to have a degree to do. So I accepted and went to officer candidate school in ’98, which is the same year I graduated. I did a three-and-a-half year tour as a Marine Corps officer. Then I made it up to sergeant and then enlisted sergeant, and then up to captain on the officer’s side. After that I figured I’d taken it just about as far as it could go, so I started
In a statement to the Student Union Wednesday night, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Students and Director of Campus Life Jill Carnaghi reported that the construction of a new University Center has been delayed for the second time since its first consideration in 1998. Washington University officials selected architects from Portland, Oregon, to work on the project in 1998, but after holding forums for student input throughout that year and the next, the project was put on hold. “[The project] is not fully funded,” said Ralph Thaman, associate vice chancellor of facilities planning and management, answering questions about why construction is not yet underway. “Priorities are determined by the University.” Thaman declined to comment on why the new facility has not been made a priority. According to freshman SU Senator Jeff Marlow, the senate is unanimous in its opinion that the facility should be prioritized in the University’s next phase of construction. “It appeared as if the Senate’s reaction to the proposal was unanimously favorable [Wednesday night], due not only to the shortcomings of our current facilities but also the potential benefits of a new structure,” said Marlow. “The major issue at the moment is getting the project out of its sixyear holding pattern, a problem magnified by the fact that the upper levels of the administration hold all the cards, most importantly the ‘power of the purse.’” Carnaghi said the anticipated cost of the project is over $40 million dollars. If built, the University Center would stretch from Prince Hall down through what is currently the Mallinckrodt Center, including such features as an upper-level dining facility, student media area, Student Union offices, lounge and graduate student areas, as well as meeting spaces for other student groups. Mallinckrodt itself would be renovated to include retail space, a health and wellness center and additional performing arts spaces. The University raised $16 million dollars before the project was first put on hold, Carnaghi
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Cadenza reviews both sweet lovemaking and angry heartbreaking music, Matt Simonton reviews adult film classics and “In America,” and Making Wupee gives a lesson in lube.
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Students Jacqueline Martsolf (right) and Rebekah Baxter (left) enjoy the Valentine’s Day dinner at the Village on Thursday night. For $30, friends and couples could eat a special holiday meal prepared by Bon Appétit’s sous chefs.
Drop and give me ten! Olin Cup winner releases workout dance CD By Kelly Donahue q News Editor
Chris Dart reports on the $350,000 anonymous donation that set up the Nancy Fahey Women’s Athletic Endowment Fund. Also, track starts off the indoor season and a new “I Don’t Roll on the Shabbas.”
Inspired by his 10 years in the Marines, John Deas, a military veteran and secondyear M.B.A. student in the Olin School of Business, has found a way to fuse his passion for both the armed services and fitness into one marketable product. After receiving a $20,000 grant for placing first in the Olin Cup entrepreneurship competition, Deas’ team launched Eli & King, LLC, a company that markets motivational fitness music with a military theme. The company’s first CD release, entitled “Crazy Cadence,” contains nine tracks of music “designed to give athletes of all levels of fitness the motivation and drive they need to achieve their fitness goals and finish strong.”
Student Life spoke with Deas about his background and current business operations:
PAGE 5 STUDENT SNAPSHOT is your favorite Q: What Valentine’s Day activity? romantic night out with A: A.myAsignifi cant other. I love Valentine’s Day, and I’ve had everything planned for weeks. B. I like to use lots of alcohol—both for making my cares going away and igniting the fire to burn my ex in effigy. C. I like to spend it weeping while I watch Julia Roberts movies and ingest chocolate until I vomit. WHEN WILL I FIND LOVE? WHERE THE #@$& IS MY PRINCE CHARMING? D. I don’t really care about Valentine’s Day. It’s such a waste of time, and I refuse to worship the gods of Hallmark. Results are unscientific; based on 114 votes cast
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New cultural awareness web site to go live Online project catalogues a diverse array of student experiences By David Tabor q Contributing Reporter The Sesquicentennial Multicultural Pursuit Project, a website exploring cultural diversity in the Washington University community, plans to launch in April during Multicultural Celebrations Weekend. Set to be located at www.artsci.wustl.edu/~wu150, the site is collecting student submissions in order to explore the collection of diverse cultural heritages represented at the University. “We’re looking for submissions that show what culture means to the members of the Washington University community,” said senior Angel Flores, a committee member of the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) who is working on the website. Sophomore Veronica Thomann and seniors SiSi Marti and Fredric Mitchell join Flores in heading the project. The idea for the website originated when ALAS asked Marti to lead a project celebrating Latino/Hispanic culture in book format for the Sesquicentennial Celebration. Instead, Marti decided to expand the project into a website celebrating the diversity of all cultures on the University campus. The website is seeking a range of submissions in order to best reﬂect the campus’ diversity. “We are asking for entries [in] all mediums, [including] paintings, poetry, prose, recipes, dances, sculpture, [and] photos,” explains the project’s mission statement. Flores went on to say that the website would feature both text-based entries, like plays and stories, and photographs, either of artwork or as art themselves. In the case of photographs of artwork, the team hopes to be able to present the actual pieces of art in a display
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Chancellor Wrighton greets students before the online forum Wednesday night in Ursa’s. Students were able to pose questions to Wrighton and other administrators from the audience or via e-mail.
Chancellor fields student concerns in online forum By Katie McKenzie q Contributing Reporter The Chancellor’s Online Forum, an event sponsored by the Congress of the South 40, took place Wednesday night at Ursa’s Fireside. This forum was designed to be a link between the administration and the general student body. Questions and concerns were taken from those present at Ursa’s as well as students elsewhere via email. It was broadcast on WUTV and made available across campus. Panel speakers present included Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students James McLeod, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Justin Carroll, and Assistant Vice Chancellor and Direc-
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tor of Operations Steven Hoffner. The questions put before them covered a multitude of topics, ranging from the serious (tuition increases and alcohol policy) to the lighthearted (“So, how do you feel about the Bunny?”). “I think the forum was a great success,” said freshman Ryan Richt. “The answers provided were really comprehensive”. For the last ﬁve years, the Chancellor has been participating in this forum in an effort to better connect with the student body. This year’s forum has been in the planning stages since November 2003. The hope was that there would be a large online turnout, so that students across campus could participate. “The goal was to really give students a
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