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Follow the money A closer look at the university’s finances

With news of tuition increases and efforts to raise awareness of alumni contributions, students may be wondering just where all that cash is going. The Times-Delphic reports.

compiled by Bailey Berg Staff Writer

Paying the Bills

$122,294,000 $39,048,000


university’s operating budget for fiscal year

direct instruction


(classroom teachers supplies)

What’s coming in



student services

(career services, dean of students, student activities, admissions, etc.)

tuition and fee revenue

- $47,772,000


student financial aid

academic support

(university funded scholarships and grants Not included: loans, state Iowa Tuition Grants, federal aid, outside scholarships)

(all academic administration, libraries, technology)



public services

net tuition revenue

(grant-funded programs)

+ $44,350,000


(from room and board, athletics, parking, endowment, gifts, grants and miscellaneous sources)

other expenses (residence halls, dining, athletics, security, marketing and communications, fundraising and alumni staff, business and accounting staff, human resources, president’s office)






The numbers provided here come from the office of Victoria Payseur, chief financial officer of the university. For information on the breakdown of tuition, students can find a comprehensive explanation at

Tracking the student activity fee

Large amount of campus programming paid for through $132 annual charge by Lauren Horsch

Copy Editor

Students at Drake University pay a total of $132 a year in activity fees, but many of the students do not know where the money goes. Melissa Sturm-Smith, the assistant dean of students at Drake, said that every year Student Senate decides to either keep the student activity fee where it is at, or change the amount that students pay. The most recent change was during the 2008-09 fiscal year when Senate changed the fee to its current $66 per semester ($132 for the year). She also referenced a document made by last year’s Student Body Treasurer Kyle Lewandowski which he presented to Senate to recommend keeping the activity at the current rate. The breakdown of student fees goes toward the Board of Student


Communications, the Student Development Fund, the AnnuallyFunded budget and the campus readership program. “Twelve dollars of that (student activity fee) goes to the Campus Readership program,” she said. The Campus Readership Program funds the USA Today, The New York Times and The Des Moines Register that are available for students on campus. According to Sturm-Smith, the Student Development Fund is used by the Student Fees and Allocation Committee for one-time funding for groups on campus that need it. “Any student or student organization is eligible to apply for one-time funding,” said Strum-Smith, which is an online process through SFAC. Once a student fee is suggested by Senate, a baseline budget is produced off of the projection of how many students will be attending


>>STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE BREAKDOWN $132 per year: • $12 for the Campus Readership Program • $32.40 for the Board of Student Communications (set 27 percent) • $75.60 for Student Development Fund (set 63 percent) • $12 for Student Fees and Allocations Committee Budget (set 10 percent)





This week’s security reports

Learning the lingo of car repairs

The puck stops here for annual Hockey Weekend

Softball team traveling to Arizona Friday for tournament






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day news SECURITY REPORTS HE DOESN’T EVEN GO HERE 4:44 p.m. Feb. 12 A male adult was advised on trespass when he was observed drinking alcohol from a paper sack in a Drake parking lot located in the 2800 block of University Avenue. The male had no justifiable purpose for being on the campus. 3:01 a.m. Feb. 11 A 19-year-old male student reported he was abducted when he left a bar located in the 2300 block of University

Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 11. He stated two men forced him into a vehicle and drove to three different convenience stores (22nd Street

>>Did you know the university spends...

$6.5 million annually for dining services expenses

$2.6 million approximately for the yearly university utility bill

$77 million

and University Avenue, Sixth Street and University Avenue, and 31st Street and University Avenue). The two men advised they had weapons, but none were brandished. The student stated the suspects had him withdraw money from ATMs at each location. Photos of the suspects were obtained on surveillance cameras. 9:15 a.m. Feb. 11 A male student reported his unlocked and unattended laptop was stolen from his backpack in the Harmon Fine Arts Center between 1:45 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 9 a.m. on Feb. 11. He has been advised to file a police report and to obtain serial and model numbers.

during the next academic school year, and that is how the estimates for each year are made. The current student activity fee was decided on during the fiscal year of 2008-09. Sturm-Smith said students should take advantage of the programming on campus because a lot of what goes on is funding through the student fees they pay through their tuition. She also encourages students to take advantage of the one-time funding process.

Drake University and Media

Named after Francis Marion Drake, Drake University was founded in 1881 when media only existed on paper. Fast forward 96 years. In 1977, Professor John Lytle joined the Drake community as faculty in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC). “My broadcasting background matched well with an opening Drake had posted. The first year, and each one since, was challenging, but offered tons of opportunities to develop curriculum, courses and placement opportunities for broadcast news students,” said Lytle. Of course, during the time of disco and bell bottoms, SJMC classes were taught much differently than they are now. The primary focus of SJMC classes were typography and print journalism. Good, old fashioned type writers, not computers, were used. They were contained to one lab on the main floor of Meredith Hall. The only television studio housed equipment that was purchased when Meredith was brand new or donated my broadcasters. Before the time of CDs, the audio station boasted turntables that played 16-inch vinyl records. In fact, one of these turntables can

4 p.m. Feb. 11 Security responded to Ross Residence Hall based on report of a female adult rummaging through trash. She was advised on trespass as pertains to the campus. 4:17 p.m. Feb. 11 A male student reported his laptop was stolen from an unlocked vehicle that was parked at 25th Street and

Carpenter Avenue between Feb. 9 and 11. 1:04 a.m. Feb. 12 It was determined that between 12:45 and 12:50 a.m., someone had pulled two lights completely off the ceiling on the third floor of GoodwinKirk Residence Hall. 9:03 a.m. Feb. 12 It was determined that someone attempted to pry open a door that leads from Olmsted Center to Hubbell Dining Hall between 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 and 9:02 a.m. on Feb. 12.

a vehicle being driven by a female student at the intersection of 25th Street and Forest Avenue. According to a witness, the female student had run a red light. Police were called and the female was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. 1:36 p.m. Feb. 13 A male student reported his vehicle had been struck by another, and he believed it probably occurred in a Drake parking lot located in the 1400 block of 29th Street and that it must have happened between Feb. 6 and 13.

3:01 p.m. Feb. 12 A security officer broadsided


Through the Years Staff Writer

3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 It was determined that a female student had sent threatening text messages to other female students. The provost, the dean of students and the counseling center are aware of the situation.

Find out where your student activity fee money goes

annually for salaries and benefits for faculty and staff

by Jessica Lang

I miss my family a lot. I want her to see my friends, the people I really enjoy being close with and have had great times with.” — TIANNA JONES, ON INVITING HER SISTER TO SIBLINGS WEEKEND | PAGE 8

still be found in Audio Lab A of the Meredith basement. Technological advances are constantly changing the curriculum and the skills students need to be successful in the communication world. Today, new technology has made it possible for students to focus on what really counts. “Students are able to produce far better quality of product without the need for engineering intervention. We’re able to better concentrate on content rather than technology,” Lytle said. Enter the year 2011, 130 years after Drake first opened and 34 years since Professor Lytle began teaching. SJMC is almost a completely different school. Every room is equipped with at least one computer, and many are designated as labs. Students have software such as Audacity and iMovie at their fingertips. Now that the world is going digital, production and editing have become half the task it used to be. Many of the programs used by SJMC practically run themselves. Take, for example, the software in the studio that is used to broadcast 94.1 The Dog. When there is not a disc jockey on air, the board runs itself and automatically broadcasts a radio show.

Calling all prospective editors

photo by CONNOR MCCOURTNEY | photo editor

SAB hosts “Cheap (Protected) Sex” event Tuesday in Olmsted Center RACHEL JOHNSON (left) from the Mid-Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse talks with students about safe sex practices at an event hosted by the Student Activities Board on Tuesday night. NICK LUND (left) participates in condom bowling as other students look on. Organized by volunteers from Planned Parenthood, the game was one of several activities at the event promoting safe sex.

Drake University presents:

Dr. Amy Hanser Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of British Colombia

Service Encounters: Retail Work, Consumption, and Inequality in Urban China This lecture explorers new conceptions of gender and sexuality in China, asking how and why they have become so integral to the organization of service work regimes there. A shift from the socialist “iron rice bowl” to the “rice bowl of youth” infuses youthful, feminine urban bodies with value while simultaneously devaluing middle-aged and rural women.

February 21 7:00 p.m. Bulldog Theater

It is now time to apply for next year’s editorships of these student publications:

The Times-Delphic Editor-in-Chief DUiN Editor-in-Chief Drake Magazine Editor-in-Chief Periphery Editor-in-Chief Drake Broadcast System President Applications are available in SLC and are due March 21. If you have questions, please contact Carol Spaulding-Kruse at SEND YOUR STORY IDEAS TO NEWS@TIMESDELPHIC.COM

A Drake University Exhibit In a student and faculty collaboration, we explore how Chinese urban middle-class young adults solve everyday problems related to self-identity through what they buy and use.

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opinions&editorials An endangered species: the Drake hispster To those who are unfamiliar with the term, hipsters are loosely defined as a subset of 20-somethings who are interested in nonmainstream culture. These affections include but are not limited to: indie rock, Wes Anderson films, facial hair, flannel, public radio and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Growing up in a relatively small town in Minnesota, I never even knew what a hipster was or that being one could be considered a bad thing. Every warm weekend, my friends and I would ride our bikes downtown to drink coffee at a local café, then mosey on over to the thrift store to buy some ironic T-shirts (I still have one that says “Experience Nebraska”). We’d wrap up the day by pedaling over to the record store to pick up some classic vinyl. All of this was quite natural to me. But my hipsterly experiences were limited mostly to my core group of four or five friends. Some of my classmates, however, would make cracks at me for being a hipster when I wore my Wilco T-shirt with my blue flannel. “Whatever could they mean?” I thought. “Is it wrong to wear my ‘The Big Lebowski’ Tshirt with a sport coat and jeans?” (I still consider these two outfits to be the epitome of my personal style.) My buddies, however, thought I looked like an idiot. It probably didn’t help matters that I trashed the music they liked. There were great debates wherein I mocked the likes of Jason Mraz, Sum 41 and Li’l Wayne among others, all the while stating that those who didn’t like Bob Dylan were dead to me. In one friend’s words, I was a “musical jackass.”

I imagine that Iowa hipsters are much more polite than Brooklyn hipsters.

these weirdos, and I never once felt the air of superiority that comes with being a so-called “scenester.” I imagine that Iowa hipsters are much more polite than Brooklyn hipsters. But like all good things, 80/35 ended, and I once again returned to the land of country stations and top 40 music. Now I am here at Drake, and I am running into a lot of those same old problems that happened back home. I meet people who absolutely hated “Catcher in the Rye.” When I ask people if they listen to Dr. Dog or the Dirty Projectors, I get a polite “No, I don’t think I’ve heard of them.” It still baffles me that people aren’t willing to drive two hours to hear Jeff Tweedy do a solo show in Iowa City. Where are all of the hipsters that I was supposed to meet in college? I’ve had to give up a lot of ground, manifested as an unflappable appreciation for the Katy Perry song “California Gurls.” I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut when my friends talk about Rascal Flatts. I pretend that I’m totally cool with listening to Michael Bublé again. Mostly, this has been good for me because I try to be less pretentious when people don’t have the same tastes as I do. So, to all the non-hipsters out there reading this, we’re not trying to bring you down or make you feel worse. We’re just lonely out here with nobody to talk with about the new Decemberists album. It’s not you, it’s us. And of course to my fellow hipsters out there, keep fighting the good fight. If you see a guy wearing an Animal Collective T-shirt, say hi to him. And if you’re going to the Of Montreal show in Omaha, Neb., this May, can you give me a ride?


Merchlewitz is a first-year writing major and can be contacted at

Letter to the Editor This letter was written in response to an article in the Des Moines Register about marriage and not having to care for others of different faiths. When we as Christians start making laws so just the people we want to marry can, or just the people we judge can get to the food of other services that we, Christians, are putting forth. “What would Jesus do?” Jesus showed love and compassion to the people He came in contact with. Even when the leaders brought to Him the woman caught in adultery, Jesus did not force them to not treat her badly. He drew in the dirt, but then He told the leaders, those of you that are without sin, cast the first stone–they left. He never asked any of the people He healed what belief they were or if they would follow Him after He healed them. Do you think that if Jesus had made them follow Him and they didn’t, He would not

have healed them? Who is your neighbor? Jesus said love your neighbor as you love yourself. Would you want the gay/lesbian society to make a law saying that one man and one woman cannot marry? I think not. To not give food or help to people of other beliefs is not being Christian. This, according to Jesus’ teachings, is a sin itself ! There is non perfect, even those trying to make these laws! Like President Reagan who tore down a wall! Iowa Christians, don’t build this wall! Pastor Byk’rmark Carver


JILL VAN WYKE, Faculty Advisor ANN SCHNOEBELEN, News Editor KATIE MINNICK, Sports Design Editor



Siblings Weekend is a time to show a wonderful, clean campus.

Dropping the club doesn’t mean ditching members

Greek life, a way of life

If you can’t stand the fratmosphere, get off the street. Since the first fraternity was founded in 1776, members have pledged their lifelong loyalty to organizations like Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Gamma and, thankfully, for me, Kappa Alpha Theta. But since we’ve been joining them, pledges and members alike have also been quitting them. It’s a hard question with no definite answer–what does Drake do with those (rare and few) individuals who decided Greek life wasn’t for them? In every good relationship things can turn sour, but, based on a foundation of love and brotherhood, the bonds between us are meant to be unchanging. If I respect someone as my sister, I hope that respect will remain evident in the halls of Meredith, the middle of Zumba class or even vying for the attention of the nearest Dublin bartender.

most common factor, money, can play a huge role in abandoning fraternity ideals that were once so sacred. If you don’t agree with me on the friendship part, then still try and shoot for respect. If that isn’t happening either, then it’s probably best to agree to disagree. No matter how the relationship ended, Drake is a school of 3,400 students and with only 34 percent of us Greek (and proud of it), those other 2,000-some students definitely have strength in numbers. The odds are probably against you in a West End bar fight or soccer house showdown, and if you do manage to outnumber your ex-sorority sister or fraternity bro (Greeks to GDIs), chances are you won’t have the support you count on. Not all of us are so eager to turn against someone who, albeit a long time ago, was still one of us.

While they may not be my sister, I hope to still call them my friends.

While they may not be my sisters, I hope to still call them my friends. Whatever reason a member has for leaving his or her fraternity, the decision was probably a hard one and could have been made for a thousand reasons. Parents, outside friendships and probably the


Collins is a sophomore English major and can be contacted at

Automotives a foreign language?

I clearly had minority interests and opinions in my hometown. My first real-life experience with hipsterdom at large occurred at the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines. For those who do not know what 80/35 is, it is hands down one of the best things about Des Moines. The two-day festival drew the groups Spoon, Modest Mouse, Yo La Tengo and a myriad of music fans from across the Midwest. Naturally, there was also a bevy of hipsters to be had. But I was a little fish in a big pond; these hipsters meant business. Fedora hats, skinny jeans, ear gauges, dark rimmed glasses—it was like the uniform of the apathetic. I felt at home dancing and rocking out with


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REED ALLEN, Business Manager


The idea of a world like that depicted in “The Matrix” seriously scares me. I never want a cord to be connected to my head to teach me whole subject matters, with one notable exception. If I could connect a cord to the back of my head and download everything I need to know about my rusty 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, I would take the red pill in a heartbeat. Seriously, I never feel as wholly incompetent as I do while working with my car. When I go into a shop for an oil change, the etiquette is as foreign to me as getting a pedicure at a Parisian salon. Do I pull my car up to the back and leave it there? Do I sit in the car? Do I lay on the horn? How many coffees can I have sitting in the waiting room? Do I wash in between my toes before the pedi? And if I don’t even know how to park my car for an oil change, how am I supposed to know what the hell a carburetor is? If only I had the time and dedication to learn more. When most of our parents went to school, there was a whole clique called the “gear heads” who worked with their cars all the time. My dad was a proud gear head, and I still have his shirt from his years working at an auto shop that says “Price” on it. I want to know where these gear heads went. Maybe hipsters have replaced them, I don’t know. They’d be good friends to have, though. That way, when I go to Drake Garage and they tell me I need to drop $200 of my scarce money on a “serpentine belt,” I can call my buddy up and ask why I need a boa constrictor under my hood. When I go to Best Buy to fix/replace my television, I don’t need to leave with a microwave, coffee maker and Bluetooth headset. But for some reason, when I go to the auto shop for a $30 oil change, I always leave calling my parents and telling them how much I love them while asking for a $1,200 wire transfer. I’m either being scammed, or my Blazer is actually a decrepit antique. Probably both. My sister owned a horse named Bailey for a

while and she was an expensive, temperamental, moody steed. Whenever she wanted to take a friend out trail riding in Minnesota, Bailey would never come to her beckoning. She had to feed her several times a day and brush her. To merely store her oversized pony in a barn cost her thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, parking permits are hundreds of dollars for our cars, and if I want my car to work properly, it seems like I need to caress it gently and whisper sweet nothings into the muffler. I guess some things don’t change. Wagons broke down on the Oregon Trail, and my Blazer didn’t start last week when I had an important interview in 20 minutes. Oh, and the worst part about knowing nothing about cars is the crap we unknowing men get because of it. Just because I can’t figure out what a spark plug is doesn’t mean my manhood is any smaller. Real football players don’t need to know how to make and lace a football. Real chefs don’t need to know how to plant and harvest crops. Real drivers just need to know how to drive. So, take solace my fellow auto-ignorant guys. Just because we don’t know the difference between a windshield wiper and a transmission doesn’t mean we’re any less man. And until someone offers me the red pill, I’ll just thank the car gods for AAA.


Price is a sophomore broadcast journalism and rhetoric major and can be contacted at

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features DU Presidents through the years don’tmissthis

by Lillian Schrock

Staff Writer

“Make sure that the fact that you’re here on earth matters, that something meaningful is better because you were here,” President of Drake University David Maxwell said, offering advice to his students. Maxwell is the 12th president of Drake and was inaugurated on May 15, 1999. Maxwell was born in New York City and grew up in Great Neck on the North Shore of Long Island. He went to Grinnell for the first two years of his undergraduate studies. He transferred to Princeton for his junior year but was not fond of the school and happily transferred back to Grinnell for his senior year. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Brown University in Slavic languages and literatures. When Maxwell was 17, he went on a sevenweek tour of the USSR with the Benny Goodman Band. Maxwell’s father was recruited to play first trumpet on the tour, and he went along as the band boy. “It was probably the biggest single experience that affected my life,” Maxwell said. “It catalyzed my interest in international relations and in Russia.” Maxwell went to college to major in Russian area studies with the goal of becoming a diplomat and helping to end the Cold War. During his senior year at Grinnell, he realized that he loved the literature and wanted to pursue a career in academics. During college, Maxwell played guitar in a rock band, played baseball and intramural foot-

ball and was an officer of the International Relations Society. “During college, I learned how to learn,” Maxwell said. “I learned that I’ll never, ever know enough, but that striving to learn more is fun.” After teaching Russian literature and language at Tufts University and eventually serving as the dean of undergraduate studies at Tufts, Maxwell was asked to be president of Whitman College in Washington state. He was then recruited to become director of the National Foreign Language Center in Washington D.C. After six years in this position, he was nominated for the Drake presidency. “I decided that we were right for each other, and I think we still are,” Maxwell said, referring to Drake. Before Maxwell became president of Drake, Robert D. Ray, ann honorary doctorate recipient, was president in 1998. Prior to Ray’s presidency, he received his bachelor’s degree in business from Drake in 1952 and his law degree in 1954. He went on to serve as the 38th governor of Iowa from Jan. 16, 1969 to Jan. 14, 1983 before serving as Drake’s president. Michael Ferrari was president of Drake from 1985 to 1998. Ferrari received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology and a doctorate in business administration from Michigan State University. During Ferrari’s time at Drake, the William C. Knapp Center for recreation, sports and convocations and the Tennis Center opened in fall 1992. The Dwight D. Opperman Hall and Law Library opened the following spring, and the new Pharmacy and Science Hall was established in fall 1993. After leaving Drake, he served as chancel-

Economic historian speaks at Drake

lor of Texas Christian University until 2003. He subsequently founded Ferrari & Associates, which offers consulting services to higher educational institutions. Prior to Ferrari’s presidency was Wilbur C. Miller who served as president of Drake from 1972 to 1985. Under Miller, the Harmon Fine Arts Center opened in the fall of 1972 and Olmsted Center opened in 1974. In 1973, the Olin Foundation Inc. provided a $3.3 million grant to build Olin Hall of Biological Science, which opened in 1975. Before Miller was Paul Frederick Sharp, an honorary doctorate recipient who served as president from 1966 to 1971. Under Sharp’s presidency, library resources increased by more than 50 percent. The size and quality of the faculty increased and new undergraduate and graduate programs were started. Henry Gadd Harmon was given the task of Drake’s president during World War II and served his term from 1941 to 1964. During this time, new policies managing selection and admission of students were established. Daniel Walter Morehouse was Drake’s president from 1923 to 1941. Morehouse completed his undergraduate studies at Drake before proceeding to the University of Chicago for his graduate studies. While in Chicago, he discovered the eponymous comet on Sept. 1, 1908 at the Yerkes Observatory while completing his graduate work. After earning his doctorate degree from the University of California, Morehouse returned to Drake in 1914 as an astronomy professor. Arthur Holmes served as Drake’s president from 1918 to 1923, during post World War I. He established a psychological clinic at Drake.

Staff Writer

by Kevin Protzmann

Staff Writer

Drake University was graced by the presence of renowned Chinese economic historian R. Bin Wong on Feb.15, Professor Wong delivered a lecture on the growth of contemporary China’s economy through an historical perspective, in Parent’s Hall in upper Olmsted. Wong, the director of the Asia Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles, laid out a set of arguments on the uniqueness of Chinese industrialization in the latter half of the 20th century, the inaccuracy of many academics in their characterization of Chinese economic growth and the current challenges China faces in the wake of the Great Recession. It is the ethnocentric prerogative of many academics, in the various fields related to history and economics, to assume that industrial growth must necessarily follow the European model that began in England in the late 18th century and ended with the USSR in the early 20th century. In his lecture, Wong pointed out that Chinese industrialization did not necessarily parallel the European model. The industry that developed after the end of the War of Liberation in 1949 was directed by a central government power, as opposed to being a market-based evolution of technological and economical innovation. In that vein, the directed nature of the industrial capacity was, up until the 1970s, built in a way that many economists consider inefficient. The Communist Party spread the industry around rather than centralize it in a handful of locations because they feared a possible invasion by the United States and did not wish to risk their entire industrial capacity in key strategic points. In the 1980s and into the mid-1990s, the pattern changed. Inefficient, labor-intensive industry began to grow in the interior rural areas. Due to the isolation of the Chinese interior, most of the industry was in the creation of consumer goods marketed at solely Chinese consumers. This eventually changed into centralized industrial centers in the urban areas that were characterized by higher levels of efficiency that replaced the rural model, resulting in labor migrations away from the interior to the coastal cities. It is also important to note that China is incredibly unique in that it holds such a large geographic area and population. In terms of total land mass, it is comparable to the continent of Europe, yet its population is nearly twice as large. It has to be understood that, because of the massive land mass, industrial

growth that occurs in the northeast portion of the country can easily be juxtaposed to the lack of growth in the southwest. Wong pointed out that, in terms of distance, such a disparity is comparable to the distance between England and the Baltic states. Economic historians would claim that British industrial growth in the 18-19th centuries had a significant impact on the Baltic, yet they do not seem to realize that such geographic disparity can exist within a single state, such as China. This is one of the chief challenges that China faces today; the extreme disparity in geography that prevents a single wave of industrialization improving the entire nation. It is technologically, logistically and economically unfeasible to have an entire landmass comparable to a continent to experience universal industrial growth, no matter what model is being followed. Perhaps an even greater division that China faces today, according to Wong, is the sharp contrast between the urban and rural populations. It is hard for Americans to understand the division, because the land and people we would qualify as rural are hardly so compared to the rural Chinese. At a time when the urban Chinese are purchasing powerful computers and fancier automobiles, the rural peoples are just now receiving electricity, washing machines and television. It has been known to the ruling party since the inception of the People’s Republic that there were completely separate demographics on this basis, and they have been fighting to close the gap between them. Interestingly, the Great Recession has done more for this than anything; the insular nature of the interior rural markets meant that they were harmed little during the western financial collapse. In contrast, the eastern, urban markets, being more integrated in the world economy, suffered greater losses. Beyond the lessons of ethnocentrism, false ideas of historical rigidity and the uncertain future of China, the greatest question that we must ask ourselves as global citizens, is to what extent do things like open markets, free trade and global capitalism result in mutual benefit? In China, the result has been mixed, with some areas prospering while others are simply being exploited. The most memorable line from the lecture was when Wong acknowledged that “China is a microcosm of what the world faces,” with global capitalism having a track-record of both helping and hindering human development within China and the rest of the world at large. What all of this means to the billions of human beings who have yet to be lifted out of poverty remains to be seen.

Hill McClelland Bell, an honorary doctorate recipient who was a Drake graduate, served as Drake’s president from 1903 to 1918. Bell led Drake through a major building program as Cole Hall, Memorial Hall and Carnegie Hall were built. Bell’s presidency also marked Drake’s beginning with the bulldog. The Drake teams, which had been called Ducklings, Drakes, Ganders and even Tigers, finally became the Drake Bulldogs. William Bayard Craig, an honorary doctorate recipient, was Drake’s chancellor from 1897 to 1902. Craig served as a minister at a church in Iowa. Barton O. Aylesworth, an honorary doctorate recipient, was Drake’s chancellor from 1894 to 1897. Aylesworth attended Eureka College and served as a parish pastor for nine years prior to his arrival at Drake. After leaving Drake, he was appointed president of the Colorado Agricultural University in 1899, now known as Colorado State University. Drake’s first president was George Thomas Carpenter, an honorary doctorate recipient who served as president from 1881 to 1882. The Disciples of Christ in Iowa were experiencing financial hardships and were forced to move their established Oskaloosa College, the first Christian college founded in Iowa, to a new location. In 1881, Carpenter journeyed to Des Moines with a $20,000 pledge from Gen. Francis Marion Drake of Centerville, Iowa to begin the institution. In appreciation, the university’s trustees named the school after Drake, a Civil War general, former Iowa governor, banker, railroad builder and attorney.

Writers and Critics Series brings poetic role model by Cori Clark

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The Vagina Monologues will be at 7 p.m. in Bulldog Theater tonight, tomorrow and Saturday.

About 20 Drake University students and faculty members gathered in Cowle’s Library Reading Room Tuesday to listen to the readings and stories of Award winning poet Keetje Kuipers. She read from her debut book of poetry “Beautiful in the Mouth.” Kuipers has spoken at many universities, but was particularly excited about coming to Drake because she has known Professors Carol Spaulding-Kruse and Jennifer Perrine. During her stay, she has met with students and talked with Kruse and Perrine’s classes. Perrine reminded students to enter the Periphery Flash Fiction contest online. Kruse gave her friend Kuipers a welcoming introduction by listing her awards and achievements and referred to Kuipers’ writing as “arresting and beautiful.” Kuipers has lived the ‘writer’s life’ by living in Oregon, Montana, New York, Paris and now resides in San Francisco. Kuipers started the evening off with “Remembering Our Last Night in New York.” She explained that many of her poems take place on different landscapes. “Beautiful in the Mouth” has a contrast between urban and rural settings. The book of poems is set mainly in New York, Montana and Oregon. “I feel kind of schizophrenic when I read from this collection,” Kuipers said. While Kuipers poems do cover a portion of the United States and stories, and they have a common thread of “loss” throughout the poems. “I thought her writing was really beautiful and the way she read her poetry was just as much a part of her as is her writing,” said

sophomore Sarah Zielinski. Kuipers answered questions at the end of her reading and advised the audience on the struggles she had with her poetry before she finally had success in her writing. Her first experience with poetry was during her senior year of high school and fell in love with poetry when she read “Awake” by Dorianne Laux. “I was terrible for years and years,” Kuipers said. She went on to explain that poetry was what she loved the most and eventually began to master the craft. She ended her reading with her favorite poem of the collection, “Fourth of July.” Kuipers is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, one of the most prestigious creative writing awards and winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Oregon Literary Arts and Soapstone. Kuipers was the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident in 2007. Kuipers’ poems have appeared in “Prairie Schooner,” “West Branch,” “Painted Bride Quarterly,” “Willow Springs” and “AGNI.” She has been nominated five years in a row for the Pushcart Prize. “She can serve as a great role model for aspiring poets,” said Perrine, “she talked about her success, but it can come with time.” The next presentation for the Writer’s and Critics Series will be The Bareness of the Face: Latino Encounters in Iowa, via South Africa presented by Jane Juffer. Juffer is an Associate Professor at Cornell University and Drake University alum.

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Iron and Wine’s latest release ‘pleasant’ and ‘hauntingly beautiful’ by Frank Marchlewitz

Staff Writer

Sam Beam’s project Iron & Wine is constantly evolving. From a mild mannered whispery folk singer/songwriter on “Our Endless Numbered Days,” to the more harmonically and melodically dense “Shepherd’s Dog,” Beam’s explorations constantly lead him to new personal musical vanguards. It’s actually quite fascinating to observe the natural progression of his music; he doesn’t remake the same album over and over again. On Iron & Wine’s latest release, “Kiss Each Other Clean,” Beam’s evolution is even more pronounced. Hear we have influences of folk rock, psychedelic music and even a little bit of Motown. Imagine tuning a radio in the 1960s— then you’d have an accurate sampling of all the stuff that’s happening on “Clean.” Dozens of instruments pepper the tunes throughout. The saxophone on the album’s second track, “Me and Lazarus,” seems to come almost out of nowhere, but it gives the song a funky edge. Vibraphones, too, are present on almost every track, adding a ringing, spacious color to the album. Overall, “Clean” is quite a pleasant listening experience. The vocal harmony arrangements are hauntingly beautiful, particularly on “Godless Brother in Love.” Sparse guitar and piano give the song shape, setting up a melody that could practically be a Carpenters’ song. But where the tune really shines is during the very intricate chorus of “mmm’s” and “ooo’s” (technical terms) evocative of Fleet Foxes. It would seem overwhelming if it weren’t for Beam’s voice, which is stark enough to make the song completely organic. He’s never fighting the “Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young” harmonies; they exist only to compliment some pretty rich melodies. In addition to pushing the envelope vocally, Beam also goes to great lengths experimenting with different electronic soundscapes. On “Me and Lazarus,” the reason the saxophone seems to pop up out of nowhere might be because it is preceded by some synthetic pad warbling. It’s

an odd juxtaposition that happens again and again on “Clean.” At times, it’s pretty effective like on the meticulously orchestrated “Rabbit Will Run,” a tribal sounding tune with distorted guitars and pan flutes. Similarly, Beam’s voice is often effected, typically with a flanger, creating a sort of dripping quality, which feeds some songs’ psychedelic nature. However, the album suffers at some points from overproduction. “Monkeys Uptown” gets pretty bogged down with cheesy effects that distract the listener from the song at hand. There’s just so much going on at once on “Clean,” that the record is in constant flux between really catchy, singable numbers and finely-tuned techno-babble. Granted, it’s a minor complaint to say there’s too much going on. Most artists can’t even get one interesting musical idea in a song. At times, Beam has two or three brilliant riffs or melodic ideas occurring simultaneously. Still, a lot of layered musical dynamics fit the album quite well. “Glad Man Singing,” for example, is only two chords throughout the entire song. It works surprisingly well, mostly because of a mean hook and carefully placed piano and instrumental fills. But with so much happening on so many other tunes, “Clean” doesn’t sound as cohesive as Beam’s previous efforts. He’s a master of musical space and minimalism, which are rarely explored here. Perhaps it’s wrong to yearn for a little bit of that classic folksy guitar wonderment that made women view men with beards as artistic and charming as opposed to creepy weirdos. Either way, it’s quite admirable that Beam is trying something new. It just doesn’t work out 100 percent of the time. As an experimentalist album, “Clean” succeeds more than many in capturing something musically unique. There are a lot of truly phenomenal tracks on “Clean,” ones that can be returned to time and time again–the only problem being that at times, they don’t gel together. All told, “Kiss Each Other Clean” is a strong effort that makes me even more excited for what Iron & Wine and his magnificent beard have in store for us yet.

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Fourth annual USA Hockey Weekend by Elizabeth Robinson

Staff Writer

Hockey associations all throughout the nation will be participating in a three-day celebration of the sport of hockey as part of the fourth annual USA Hockey Weekend starting Friday. In 2008, USA Hockey created Hockey Weekend Across America in an effort to bring hockey communities together and to celebrate all aspects of the sport. The overall purpose of the weekend is to celebrate hockey and expose the sport to new audiences. Hockey Weekend consists of three differently themed days, each highlighting a different aspect of the sport. Friday is “Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day” and is sponsored by Bring A Friend to the Rink day, which is sponsored by the NHL, will be held Saturday. The celebration weekend concludes on Sunday with Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes day, sponsored by the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Program. More than 200 programs across America will be participating in this weekend’s festivities, including the Des Moines Youth Hockey Association (DMYHA). “This is something we’ve talked about doing but this is the first year we’ve taken the initiative to do it,” Scott Long, hockey director for the DMYHA said. “Interest in hockey in town is probably at its highest right now, so we’re feeding off the interest.” A free hockey clinic for children ages 4-11 is being offered at Buccaneer Arena beginning at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday. Weekend festivities also include a Buccaneers game against the Indiana Ice on Saturday night beginning at 7:05. “We want to raise awareness that there are opportunities out there to play hockey if people are interested,” Long said. “They don’t have to just feed off the TV and wish they could do it, they can actually come out and try.” Drake sophomore Jackie Ingmand is a prime example of getting out and playing hockey. Ingmand began playing hockey around the age of 10 while living in Wisconsin, and continued to play through her senior year of high school, even after moving to Tennessee where ice hockey is less prevalent. Due to the lack of hockey teams in Tennessee, and especially the lack of female hockey players, Ingmand played on boys hockey teams from fifth grade until her senior year. “Being a girl on an all-boys team was something that I always thought was really awesome, just because I knew that I could compete against a higher caliber,” Ingmand said. After taking a year off from playing hockey her first year at Drake, Ingmand has pursued the sport once again by participating in a Des Moines adult hockey league. The league is recreational, consisting of adults all around the age of 30. Although Ingmand is much younger than her teammates, she enjoys playing hockey simply for the love of the sport. “I missed being on a team and being active and doing the one thing I really have a passion for,” she said. “I’ve been doing it for half my life and to give it up was really difficult.” Ingmand, along with several others in the Des Moines area and many accross the nation, have a passion for hockey, which is one of the primary reasons Hockey Weekend Across America is celebrated. For more information regarding Hockey Weekend Across American and the events that are scheduled both locally and nationally, visit or


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After only two starts in 2011, pitcher Jenna DeLong is already turning heads in the Valley. The senior tossed her first career no-hitter in a shut-out win over Green Bay on Sunday, a day after posting a career-high 16 strikeouts in another complete game shutout over South Dakota. This was the fourth time DeLong earned MVC Pitcher of the Week in her career.


Drake aims for top-tier Valley status in final weeks by Mary Bess Bolling

Staff Writer

The Bulldogs continue to hold on to a middle-of-the-road ranking in the Missouri Valley Conference as the season nears the final stretch of conference play. Drake, now 6-7 in the MVC and an even 12-12 overall, brought home a close 67-65 win against Bradley on the road last Thursday. But the Bulldogs were unable to shake up conference leader UNI Saturday, falling 74-55. “I think we have some positive momentum going right now,” senior guard Kristin Turk said. “We’ve had three good weeks of practice now, and we’ve won three out of our last four games. We want to be playing our best basketball at the end of the season, and I think we are on our way there.” MVC OVERALL The MVC received nods in Tuesday’s USA Today ESPN Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, when Northern Iowa got four votes, propelling them to No. 33 in the poll. In the computer-generated ratings percentage index, the MVC also had two teams in the top 50—but not in the order you’d expect. UNI sat at No. 50 in the latest RPI rankings, while the Valley’s fourth-place team, Missouri State, earned No. 45 from the NCAA. The RPI is generated from a range of team statistical categories, such as wins and strength of schedule. NORTHERN IOWA: VALLEY LEADER The Panthers currently lead the Valley with a 12-1 record in conference play and a 19-5 record overall and have held three opponents to under 40 points in recent weeks. In matchups against Bradley, Southern Illinois and Evansville, UNI has allowed no more than 40 points. The fewest points scored on the Panthers this season were Bradley’s 34 points. UNI has also racked up 11 straight wins, which ranks 10th in the country among winning streaks. CREIGHTON AND ILLINOIS STATE: THE CHALLENGERS While Creighton (10-3, 16-8) and Illinois State (9-3, 17-6) trail close behind the Panthers, both teams had players honored as MVC Players of the Week last week. Illinois State’s Emily Hanley earned her second MVC Player of the Week honor this week as she led the Redbirds to two victories. Both Wichita State and Missouri State fell to Illinois State as it reached its 12th home-court win. Hanley averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds during the two-game stretch. The Redbirds have heated up in the past three weeks of conference play and currently hold a seven-game win streak. Creighton’s freshman Carli Tritz is a serial MVC Newcomer of the Week, earning her seventh honor for her efforts against UNI and Bradley. Tritz averaged 14 points and 4.5 rebounds in the games. The Bluejays’ head coach Jim Flanery also reached a milestone this weekend, winning his 100th MVC game in a 50-48 overtime victory against Wichita State.

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SENIOR KRISTIN TURK (LEFT), JUNIOR RACHAEL HACKBARTH (15) AND FRESHMAN MORGAN REID (21) patrol the paint on defense for the Bulldogs. All three players will have to play pivotal roles if Drake is to make a run in the last month of the season.

MISSOURI STATE: THE UNDERAPPRECIATED The Bears’ (8-5, 17-8) were ranked higher Monday in the RPI than any other team in the Missouri Valley Conference. Their defense and raw talent are the influencing factors in that phenomenon. Defensively, Missouri State shuts down its opponents, earning the fifth-place ranking for blocks per game in the nation. In terms of individual performances for the Bears, junior guard Casey Garrison is by far a standout player in the Valley. Her free throw percentage ranks second in the nation at 92.6 percent, sinking 113 of 122 shots from the line this season. Garrison trails behind only one fellow MVC player as the conference’s top scorer—Drake’s Turk. If Garrison ousts Turk for the top spot by the season’s end, she’ll earn the honor for the second year in a row. Missouri State sophomore Tia Mays also holds a national ranking for the Bears, earning the sixth-place spot for individual blocks with an average of 3.6 per game. DRAKE: A CONTENDER Sitting at their usual position in the middle of the Valley, the Bulldogs have kept a steady hold on the fifth or sixth spot in the conference all season. Turk continues to be a force on the court for the Bulldogs. She maintains the conference’s leading scorer spot, averaging 19.8 points per game. If Turk manages to bring up that average by 0.2, she’ll be the first MVC player in five years to break a 20-point average. “We have to finish the rest of the season strong and be playing our best basketball in March,” Turk added. “We have good chemistry and we are getting better and better at putting full games together. We are on our way to peaking at the right time.”


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NORTHERN IOWA – The Valley leaders are now 12-1 in conference play and are riding an 11-game winning streak, which is tied for the 10th longest in Division I this season. The Panthers are third in the nation in fewest turnovers per game and outscore opponents by an average of 12.3 points a night. ILLINOIS STATE – The third-place Redbirds are winners in 12 of their last 15 games and are undefeated at home this season (12-0). They currently hold a seven-game winning streak. The Redbirds will be a scary team during the MVC tournament because of their resiliency; they have five double-digit comeback victories this season.



SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – An obvious but necessary pick, the 2-21 Salukis have had a season they quickly want to forget. Southern Illinois is still winless in conference (0-12). The Salukis still face Northern Iowa, Illinois State and Missouri State, but the team’s best chance for its first MVC win might come this Saturday when the team hosts Bradley. BRADLEY – The Braves are 4-9 in the MVC and 11-13 overall, but are in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Drake delivered one of those three losses, and it was a tough loss for Bradley. The Braves owned a 15-point lead in the second half and a 10-point lead with under four minutes left, but dropped a 67-65 decision.

DeLong’s no-hitter highlights back-toback shutouts by Blake Miller

Staff Writer


DRAKE JUMPED OUT TO A HOT START to the spring season, going undefeated last weekend at the Ramada UNI-Dome Classic. The Bulldogs won two games by a combined score of 16-0 on Sunday.

After beginning the season with two quick wins last Saturday, Drake improved to 4-0 on the season the next day. The team played a doubleheader in the Ramada UNI-Dome Classic, winning games over Green Bay and the University of Texas at El Paso, both by scores of 8-0. Senior Jenna DeLong took the mound for the Bulldogs in their first game, pitching a fiveinning no-hitter, her first no-no as a Bulldog. “That was a great way to start my season,” DeLong said. “It really was inspiring knowing that that’s how our senior season started off.” Junior Torey Craddock added a solid bat to DeLong’s strong pitching effort, going 4-for-4 on the day with two runs batted in and five runs scored. The second game of the day was more of the same for the Bulldogs, beating UTEP after freshman Amy Pierce’s two-run double ended the game in the fifth inning. “As a whole, our games went really well,” DeLong said. “We could have played a lot better, or we could have played a lot worse, but considering they were our first games of the season they went exceptionally well.” The Bulldogs have four freshmen on this season’s roster, including Nicole Randel out of Alpine, Calif. Randel finished the weekend going 5-for-7, including a three-run home run in the second game of a twin bill on Saturday against North Dakota. “I was extremely nervous,” Randel said.

“After my first at-bat, I finally started to settle down a little bit. All of the games this weekend were a real team effort.” Despite the season still being very young, Randel said the Bulldogs’ early success may be attributed to team chemistry. “The team chemistry this year is awesome,” Randel said. “Everyone gets along really well, everyone is friends, we all hang out all the time.” DeLong couldn’t agree more with her teammate. “Team chemistry is better than it has ever been since I’ve been here,” DeLong said. “We just want to win as a team, regardless of who is playing.” Sunday’s no-hitter by DeLong helped her win the award for Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, announced on Monday. The award came after the first week of play and might not be the last for DeLong this season, as this was the fourth of her career. “I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” DeLong said. “It’s quite an honor and it makes me excited to see what is to come for this team.” Drake is back in action tomorrow in Tucson for the Arizona Invitational. The team will play two games Friday, two games Saturday and one game Sunday against Kennesaw State on Friday and Sunday, Texas A&M–Corpus Christi, Pacific and Arizona. “It would be really nice to go win all five of our games in Arizona,” DeLong said. “This is my last time, and I just want to have fun and enjoy it. It won’t be any fun to go and lose every game, so I want to go and have a good time and play well together as a team.”


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Second-half scoring drought sinks Drake Lead disappears after 11:52 stretch without a field goal by Eduardo Zamarripa

Staff Writer

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FRESHMAN RAYVONTE RICE tries to shed a defender to get the ball. Rice’s 17 points and nine rebounds nearly led Drake to a road upset over Valley leader Missouri State on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs’ upset bid on the road came up short, as they went cold in the second half and fell to Missouri State 60-51. For the second-straight game, the Bulldogs had a rough shooting performance and went nearly 12 minutes without a field goal in the second half. Sophomore Aaron Hawley gave Drake the lead 39-38 with over 13 minutes to play in the game. Missouri State went on a 9-0 run and held Drake without a field goal until sophomore Ben Simons swished a 3-pointer to cut the Bears’ lead to 56-47 with 1:22 remaining. “When we went through that drought, you could get really discouraged there and have a tendency to let your defense suffer,” head coach Mark Phelps said. “We’ve learned our lesson there.” In the first half, both teams shot poorly from the field. The Bears shot 33 percent from the field, while the Bulldogs were slightly better at 41 percent but endured an extensive six-minute scoring drought. Drake went into the break tied 24-24. For a while, it looked like the game was going to come down to the last possession. Before the Bulldogs went 11:52 without a field goal, the game had already had 13 lead changes and eight ties. However, the Bulldogs’ shooting woes, primarily from behind-the-arc, were too much to overcome playing against the conference-leading Bears. “For the most part we got pretty good looks, we just weren’t able to capitalize, knock them down,” fifth-year senior Ryan Wedel said. Drake finished the game shooting only 34.7 percent from the field and went 4-for-23 from 3-point range, including just 1-for-13 in the second half. “Those are guys you want shooting threes,” Phelps said. “We just needed a couple more of those to go down in the second half. It would

have changed the complexion of the game.” And while their offense did not have its best night, the defense held the Missouri Valley Conference leaders to just 60 points. “I thought we really competed and played hard, and if we play like that defensively, you win a lot of games,” Wedel said. Freshman Rayvonte Rice led the Bulldogs with 17 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore SethVanDeest contributed eight point and four rebounds. Simons saw his streak of six consecutive games scoring in double-digits snapped, as he finished with six points and two rebounds. This was the second straight loss for Drake, who had previously won three straight games. The Bulldogs are now 11-16 overall on the year and seventh in conference play with a 6-10 record. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will host the Detroit Titans in ESPN’s Annual BracketBuster special. The Titans are currently sixth in the Horizon League and own a 14-14 record. “They’re a very athletic team. They’re a very talented team,” Simons said. “We’re going to have to keep building on what we’ve been doing. And we are going to have to play a great defensive game.” Drake will complete its final two-game home stand by squaring off against Evansville next Wednesday. These will be the last two home games of the season for the Bulldogs. Missouri State remains tied with Wichita State for the MVC lead at 13-3. Northern Iowa trails in third at 10-6. The Bulldogs have a chance to make up some ground against Evansville. The Purple Aces are 8-8, two games ahead of Drake for the sixth seed in the MVC tournament. The top six teams in the Missouri Valley avoid the play-in games in the first round of the conference tournament.


Bulldogs wipe out Butler, 7-0 Drake beginning to peak as Iowa and Minnesota loom in near future by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

The Drake men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to four straight matches with a 7-0 victory over Butler University last Sunday afternoon. The win in Indiana was the Bulldogs’ second 7-0 match this season and improved the team to a 4-0 overall record. The Bulldogs kicked off the match with a bang, as junior Jonathan Hadash and sophomore Jean Erasmus quickly captured their doubles match at the third slot. The duo dominated the match throughout, posting an 8-1 score over Zach Ervin and David Dollins of Butler. The rest of the squad didn’t breeze through the doubles matches with as much ease, though. Freshman Robin Goodman paired with sophomore James McKie at the second doubles position against Lenz Theodor and Brandon Bayliss of Butler. The match was a close battle throughout, but the Drake duo managed to pull ahead near the end for an 8-6 triumph to claim the doubles point. Senior Mauricio Ballivian and sophomore Anis Ghorbel could not make it a clean sweep at doubles for Drake. The match at the first spot against Butler’s Chris Herron and Bryce Warren went

all the way to a tiebreaker, which Drake barely lost 7-5. Despite the loss, Drake advanced into singles play with a 1-0 lead. “We definitely made a great deal of improvement in our doubles this weekend,” head coach Evan Austin said, “but we have a long way to go and need to continue to work hard on it.” Once singles play began, Drake didn’t take long to capture the match. Erasmus routed Theodor 6-1, 6-1 to become the first player finished in singles, giving his team a 2-0 advantage. Shortly thereafter fellow sophomore McKie posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Butler’s Warren to pull the Bulldogs within one match of a team victory. Ballivian, who broke into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s national singles rankings for the first time this Monday, clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Brandon Bayliss of Butler. Ballivian is currently at No. 122 in the rankings. The Bulldogs finished off the match with Ghorbel, Hadash and Goodman each posting straight-set victories. Ghorbel won 6-4, 6-4; Hadash won 6-0, 6-2; and Goodman won 6-1, 6-1. Drake will return home this weekend to face the University of Illinois at Chicago and Graceland University. Both matches will take place on Sunday, less than a week

before Drake faces its two toughest opponents of the non-conference schedule: Iowa and Minnesota. “We’re playing Graceland and UIC this weekend, so I think it should be our priority to beat these teams as convincingly as possible before looking at how to play teams like Iowa and Minnesota,” Goodman said. “We cannot be overconfident going into this weekend.” Austin stressed the importance of continuing to win the opening doubles point in each dual match, as it provides a confidence and momentum boost early on. He has spent this fall season -- especially the past week -- working on the nuances of both the doubles and singles play. “We have to work hard on some doubles and singles details so we can be ready, because those details are going to make the difference,” Ghorbel said. Despite the 4-0 start, the men’s squad isn’t taking any matches for granted and are looking forward to improving this Sunday. The match against UIC begins at 10 a.m. in the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. At 4 p.m., the Bulldogs will take the court against Graceland. “We still have a lot to prove and we can all play better,” Goodman said. “Let the racket do the talking.”

>>BALLIVIAN BREAKS INTO NATIONAL POLL The reigning Missouri Valley Player of the Year has splashed onto the national scene. Senior Mauricio Ballivian is ranked No. 122 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association national singles rankings. It’s the first national singles ranking of Ballivian’s career, and he is the only player representing the MVC in the latest polls. Ballivian was ranked No. 39 by the ITA in doubles at one point last year with junior teammate Cesar Bracho, and in the latest polls Ballivian and sophomore Anis Ghorbel are ranked No. 80. This is the first career national ranking for Ghorbel. The duo is also the lone doubles representative from the MVC. Every week during the season, the ITA ranks the top 125 singles players in the nation and the top 80 doubles combinations for Division I. The rankings are based on a computer formula based on wins, losses and strength of the opponent. Player reputations and performances from previous seasons are not taken into consideration. Don’t miss your chance to check out one of Drake’s all-time great players this Saturday. The Bulldogs host UIC and Graceland at the Roger Knapp Tennis

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This weekend in



Thursday vs. Illinois State, Knapp Center, 7:05 p.m. Saturday vs. Indiana State, Knapp Center, 2:05 p.m.


Friday @ Iowa Invitational, Iowa City, 11 a.m.


Saturday vs. UIC, Roger Knapp Tennis Center, 10 a.m. Saturday vs. Graceland, Roger Knapp Tennis Center, 4 p.m.



Arizona Invitational, ESPN BracketBuster Tucson, Ariz. Saturday vs. Detroit, Knapp Friday vs. Kennesaw State, Center, 7:05 p.m. 2 p.m. Friday vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 4 p.m. Saturday vs. Pacific, noon Saturday vs. Arizona, 2 p.m. Sunday vs. Kennesaw State, 9 a.m. compiled by Matt Moran Sports Editor



Invite your brothers and sisters to Drake by Jackie Wallentin

Staff Writer

Led Zeppelin. Bob Dylan. The Beatles. Their talent, fame and reputations have forever impacted the evolution and perpetuation of rock ‘n’ roll. Tomorrow, these performers will arrive at Drake in memory and inspiration. The Residence Hall Association is bringing the music to campus with Siblings Weekend 2011: Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. All eight residence halls will embody a different musical group with various programming events throughout Friday night and Saturday afternoon and evening. “Music is something everyone enjoys and can relate to, and the flexibility it gives us with planning programs is a definite plus,” sophomore Ellie Ehrhardt said. Ehrhardt represents the GoodwinKirk Executive Council on RHA’s programming board, which is responsible for selecting the theme, planning programs, publicizing and running registration for the weekend. As publicity chair for the event, Ehrhardt coordinated the table tents and banners to inform students about the weekend. The target audience is not the typical college-aged student, a challenge RHA welcomed. “We strive to develop programs that will be fun for residents and their siblings, whether they are older or younger,” Ehrhardt said. “We’re all working toward a common goal of showing siblings a great time.” Siblings can gobble down Elvis Presley’s favorite snack of grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches at Carpenter Hall. Stalnaker Casino Night will test one’s luck, while Jewett Air Band will showcase one’s improv skills. Other highlights of the weekend include a free ticket to the Drake men’s basketball game on Saturday and brunch on Sunday morning at Hubbell Dining Hall. All Drake students are invited to attend the weekend festivities if they have a sibling visiting or not. “It’s a great opportunity to get younger brothers and sisters to see what campus life is like,” RHA President and sophomore Sean Walsh said. “It provides fun pro-

gramming that keeps siblings entertained and introduces them to new people.” RHA has a pro on its team in Kaitlyn Cooper, the staff advisor. This is Cooper’s third time participating in the development of Siblings Weekend. Although siblings could visit at a different time of year, Cooper knows this weekend will offer the best Drake experience. “This is one of RHA’s signature events,” Cooper said. “The organizers put in lots of time and energy to make high quality programming.” Although the focus of Siblings Weekend is not to recruit prospective students, Cooper says that is an important element in the planning process. “It would be awesome if a sibling came to Drake because of their Siblings Weekend experience, but that is definitely not our goal,” Cooper said. Students can still register their siblings for the weekend on the Residence Life website. The cost is $20 which includes a T-shirt, four meal tickets and one basketball ticket. RHA doesn’t have an age limit for siblings wishing to attend. First-year Tianna Jones was happily surprised when her 21-year-old sister asked to come. “I miss my family a lot. I want her to see my friends, the people I really enjoy being close with and have had great times with,” Jones said. “If my family has any concerns about Drake, this weekend will show them they have nothing to worry about.” Students can register their siblings and pick up an information packet in the Olmsted Breezeway on Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9-11 a.m. The registration packet will also be available for pick up at the front desk of the residence hall the sibling is staying in. “Siblings Weekend is one of the most fun weekends at Drake,” Ehrhardt said. “I love meeting my friends’ siblings and showing Drake off to them.” In the past, weather has posed a large enemy force. The forecast for this weekend has highs in the 40s, a fact that Cooper says can only further improve the weekend. Any questions about Siblings Weekend can be directed to RHA Vice President Michael Porterfield at


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Siblings get to enjoy the entertainment that makes up Siblings Weekend 2011: Rock and Roll Halls of Fame

RHA’s Siblings Weekend Friday, Feb. 18th

6:45 p.m. – Siblings Weekend Welcome and Opening Ceremony, Stalnaker Lobby 7-10 p.m. – Tumbling Dice: Stalnaker Casino Night, Stalnaker Lobby 9 p.m. – Jewett Air Band, Pomerantz Stage

Saturday, February 19th

1-2 p.m. – Elvis Cafe, Carpenter Lobby 2 p.m. – Just Dance: Stix Style, Morehouse Living Room 3 p.m. – American Pie: “Eat food and pie your sibling in the face!” GK Lobby 5-7 p.m. – Face Painting for the Basketball game & Rock Band, Herriott Lobby 4-6 p.m. – Battle of the Bands: Crawford Hall Karaoke, Crawford Lobby 7 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Game, Knapp Center

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Official Indpedent Student Newspaper of Drake University - Des Moines, IA