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Greek life clarifies recruitment

Full-time students receive free prints

by Heather Hall

Staff Writer heather.hall@drake.edu

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PRINTING LOCATIONS ARE located in the orange buildings. by Lauren Horsch

Managing/News Editor lauren.horsch@drake.edu

A new initiative on campus will give Drake students more access to printing, copying and scanning, according to a university email sent to students on Aug. 18. Vicky Payseur, vice president of business and finance, announced that starting today full-time students would be allocated $20 worth of printing, which equals approximately 500 black and white prints. Part-time students will not receive free prints, but rather they can load money into their Drake student accounts and use their ID cards to access all 17 on-campus printing locations. All students have to do is swipe their ID cards at any of the locations across campus. There is also a “hold and release” option for students. According to Payseur’s email, students can send a document to any of the public print-

ers and then go to the location to print it after the document has been entered into the queue. The document will only remain in the queue for 48 hours With this new printing process, there is also a new sustainability option that is coming. All printing will be done on 30 percent Forest Stewardship Council recycled paper. In addition, all prints will automatically be set as double-sided. Students who wish to connect their personal computers to a machine or want to find out more about the services offered can visit the Print Services Website at http://oit.drake.edu/print-services.

Ins and Outs of Printing on Campus: - All full-time students have $20 of free printing - Printing is automatically double-sided (or duplex) - There are 17 locations on campus for printing (see map) - The cost of extra printing is: five cents/side for black and white duplex printing and four cents for single-sided. Coloring copies are 25 cents.

Pharmacy students receive white coats

As many students on campus know, Greek recruitment is happening very soon at Drake – Sept. 2-4 for the women and Sept. 5-11 for the men. To keep everything fair and just, each sorority is required to follow rules and guidelines specified by the National Panhellenic Conference as well as the campus PanHel. The NPC is the representing governing body for all sororities and has set rules to follow in order to uphold “orderly and ethical conduct.” Everyone going through recruitment must obey the same rules, and there have been a few changes and clarifications in the rules around campus. No boys, no booze and no bars are the most common rules for every girl involved in recruitment. No contact should be made between a recruiter and a girl going through recruitment where alcohol is present. Because social media outlets such as Facebook are growing rapidly, PanHel added rules pertaining to the use of social media last year. All contact between a potential new member going through recruitment and an active member should be made in person. Therefore, contact on Facebook, texting or phone calls are prohibited. There are exceptions, such as emails for education purposes. Recruitment counselors are not affiliated with their fraternities and sororities during the recruitment process. Peer mentors, academic consultants and resident assistants are allowed to share information about their house with first-year students. The rules are a little different for the fraternities, who follow a different governing body – the Inter-Fraternity Council. “Fraternities are allowed to interact sociably with possible members anytime and are allowed to recruit before the established recruitment period,” said Jordon, a senior recruitment counselor. As part of the recruitment process, her last name must be withheld during her time as a counselor. “Sorority recruitment holds three separate events, and the sorority women are not allowed to communicate with potential new members until the designated recruitment events in the hopes that the potential members will not be biased in their sorority selection,” she added. For both sorority and fraternity members there are rules that are the same. No alcohol should be present at any recruitment events. All Greek members should speak of other houses only in a positive manner “The whole (Drake Greek) community is welcoming and supportive,” Hohl said.

>> CAMPUS CALENDAR THURSDAY WHAT: Bruce Brubaker, piano department chair at New England Conservatory, piano recital WHERE: Fred and Patty Turner Jazz Center WHEN: 7:30-9 p.m. WHAT: “How to Make an Argument for Life” sponsored by Respect for Life WHERE: Lower Olmsted: Bulldog Theatre WHEN: 6-7 p.m. WHAT: Residence hall Executive Council Information Sessions WHERE: Carpenter Lobby and Goodwin-Kirk Lobby WHEN: 7-8 p.m.

P1 STUDENTS RECIEVE their white coats at the Doctor of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony in Sheslow Auditorium. TOP LEFT: New P1 students recite the pledge of professionalism. TOP RIGHT: Quang Phan puts on his white coat. LEFT: Jessica Gosch shakes Dean Raylene Rospond’s hand.

>> IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW AUG. 22: First day of fall semester. Remeber to attend your first day of class or you will be dropped from the course per Drake’s enrollment validation policy. AUG. 25: Last day to change your meal plan in Lower Olmsted by 4 p.m. AUG. 26: Last day to add a class with an add/drop slip from the instructor. SEPT. 2: Last day to drop a class with an add/drop slip from the instructor.

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Millenials still searching for racial equality, diversity

After the 50th anniversary of the heart of the Civil Rights movement, Drake students struggle to identify whether race relations have truly changed by Megan Bannister

Staff Writer megan.bannister@drake.edu

Faced with angry mobs and threatened with death, more than 400 college students known as the Freedom Riders started the wheels in motion for civil rights activism on college campuses in the 1960s. But 50 years after the journey of the original Freedom Riders, many students still find themselves grappling with the meaning of equality in higher education. “On a national scale I would say very little has changed,” said Lawrence Crawford, a Drake alum who worked in the admissions office and served as the president of the Coalition of Black Students. “I think that a lot of minority populations, blacks included, had to become a lot more aggressive in trying to defend the rights that they have. In some senses the younger populations are a lot less aggressive, a lot more complacent and a lot less reflective on battles and struggles that have foregone by our grandparents.” According to Drake’s mission statement, the university strives to provide responsible global citizenship and meaningful personal lives for its students. But critics say that vision is undermined by the low enrollment and employment of minorities. According to the university databook, Drake has 193 black undergraduate students out of roughly 3,500 and six black faculty members of 274. “It’s become extremely difficult for me personally to sell this university because I feel like in some instances I’m selling a false promise of what I expect Drake to be,” Crawford said. Unrest is not solely seated among students but also with faculty members who express concern regarding the lack of change occurring on campus. “In my view it’s a crisis,” said Melissa Klimaszewski, assistant professor of English at Drake and the advisor of the Coalition of Black Students. “I think that it’s something that everyone on the campus should feel as a crisis, regardless of how you identify personally.” Despite university goals of diversity and multiculturalism, the meager black representation on campus is a statistic that top administrators acknowledge. “I don’t think that we are nearly as diverse as we need to be in any way whatsoever, either at the student or faculty and staff level,” Drake President David Maxwell said. Challenges regarding diversity and global identity also affect the ways students interact on a daily basis at Drake, both socially and academically. “I think if you want to argue that Drake is desegregated, you can go into Hubbell and look at the tables and you will see that Drake is not desegregated, socially at least,” junior Ryan Price said. “If you just look at where people sit in the dining hall, it’s pretty clear that we don’t integrate too well.”

Although many students note racial segregation, not just among black students, in social settings at Drake, they are also quick to note the respect that multicultural organizations receive on campus. Also readily identified is the fact that the Drake community as a whole struggles with student unity and creating a cohesive social climate. “Our student body is just not on one accord,” Crawford said. “That’s one thing that I loathe from Drake and really envy in other schools. They have this group sync within their student body population.” A lack of integration between Greek, multicultural and athletic programs inhibits students from seeking relationships with others and hinders racial understanding, Price said. “It’s not so much the fact of having diversity but what you do with that diversity that matters,” Price said. “I think it’s about understanding as a verb instead of diversity as a noun.” A key aspect in building such understanding comes not only from acceptance of Drake’s student population but also the surrounding Des Moines area. “People that say that paint a horrible picture not just of the neighborhood but of the people that live in these neighborhoods,” Crawford said. “And it’s like, ‘Ok, there goes another stereotype that just got perpetuated.’” On Drake’s campus, where barely 0.05 percent of the undergraduate student population is black, the admissions office struggles not only to recruit a wide variety of students but also to provide diverse admissions counselors that students can relate to, Crawford said. Maxwell says that the applicant pool of black high school graduates who meet Drake’s standards is increasingly small. However, the university does not offer any form of minority scholarships to entice top minority students to choose Drake over other institutions. “Our best shot at becoming more diverse has a big part in fulfilling our social compact with our community to improve the success and college readiness in Des Moines schools,” Maxwell said. While Crawford recognizes that the university is striving to incite change both within the Des Moines community and within its own administration, the lack of student representation for African Americans is nonnegotiable. “I love Drake,” Crawford said. “I think that we really try very hard on so many different platforms and so many different levels to reach this, but there are some things we are just dropping the ball on. And it’s not a good look for perspective students.” Despite university involvement and community coalitions, the number of black students graduating high school with a high level of college readiness is on the decline, Maxwell said. Coupled with insufficient university funds to provide aid, the problem of creating equal representation at Drake will not easily be resolved. “The most discouraging thing for me is that I was having this conversation 30 years ago when I was at Tufts University and we haven’t gotten any better,” Maxwell said.

The best movies of summer 2011 by Asmita Gauchan

Staff Writer asmita.gauchan@drake.edu

Summer can be trying times for the average moviegoer’s satisfaction index. With so many bigbudgeted productions lined up so closely together, all of them vying for the coveted blockbuster status no less, there seem to be much hype and anticipation but little pay off in the end. It’s been the trend for as long as anyone can remember. Typical summer fares include movies that literally blow things up in the big screen, the occasional R-rated comedy that exists solely because Judd Apatow needs to be outdone, and apparently endlessly emulated while in that process, and the millionth rom-com, that pits two attractive leads in the platitudinous will-they-won’t-they predicament. There is little substance scattered in between these films. But, of course, all hope is never lost because sometimes the big-budgeted CGI galore is as wittily engaging as it is stunning to look at, sometimes Judd Apatow makes a film and puts the goons trying to imitate him to shame, sometimes the rom-com is more about how funny a love story can be instead of what Hollywood stars are being relied upon to bring throngs of their fans to the theatres. Here, I present to you a list of the best movies I saw this past summer in no particular order: “Submarine” “Submarine” follows the antics of Oliver Tate, a fifteen-year-old teenager, who is far too clever for his own good. Among Oliver’s many occupations are monitoring the health of his parents’ distancing marriage and going out with the local pyromaniac, Jordana – having just got a little clue as to what entails in this quirky coming-of-age dramedy, it shouldn’t now be hard for you to imagine “Submarine” as the sweet infusion of the great supply of comedic genius and just the right dosage of adolescent angst that it is. Based on author Joe Dunthorne’s novel of the same name, this witty film from across the pond boasts of slick and precise direction by Richard Ayoade of “The IT Crowd” fame, and a wonderfully soulful original soundtrack by Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner. Clearly, there are many joys to be derived from this one. “Bridesmaids” Kristin Wiig was starting to get just a tad bit annoying with her stale SNL shticks, but being the responsible entertainer that she is, Wiig did the right thing by collaborating with Judd Apatow and co-writing and starring in “Bridesmaids”. Here’s a movie that has been inaccurately dubbed as “the female hangover” by media outlets all summer, and I say inaccurately because “Bridesmaids” is so much more than inebriated adults acting irresponsibly for the sake of shocking audiences into uncontrollable bouts of laughter. It does showcase a decent amount of irresponsibility to trigger laughter – who knew watching bridesmaids go crazy could be this hilarious! – but what set “Bridesmaids” apart from the rest of the rated-R comedy clans was the misery of one very dejected Kristin Wiig. Wiig plays maid-of-honor, Annie, to Maya Rudolph’s bride. Her anxieties over seeing her best friend become smitten with the rich and posh Helen, played by Rose Byrne, gradually escalates throughout the course of the film. There is a fairly substantial story behind all the jokes here and Wiig certainly brought her best game to the big screen. “Midnight In Paris” “Midnight in Paris” is, simply put, a gem. It is as enchanting as it is engaging. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Paris at all times of day and night, this ensemble comedy is hardly even a comedy. It is, however, the sort of rare film that you cannot watch without grinning like an idiot throughout. Owen Wilson and Corey Stoll give memorable performances that accentuate Allen’s charming approach to both writing and directing. For fear of spoiling what may very well be one

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of the most delightful stories ever filmed, I shall refrain from commenting on the plot. Let’s just say that Woody Allen may get a lot of things wrong, but he also gets many more right. “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” (English Title: “Won’t Get Life Back Again”) Bollywood is notorious for producing mindless, over the top and for your entertainment-only musicals. As somebody who grew up with an excessive amount of exposure to Hindi films, I have witnessed the evolution of the contemporary metropolitan Bollywood cinema over the years, and “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” really feels like the film that is going to cement this genre as one that has arrived in India to stay. ZNMD intertwines the stories of three college best friends who reunite for a bachelor trip to Spain. The film employs beautiful sceneries and a very warm final message that should be welcomed by all. The greatest achievement for sophomore director Zoya Akhtar could be considered the perfect balance the film manages to strike between being a Bollywood film and a film that is very forward both in thought and execution. “X-Men: First Class” “X-Men: First Class” was lauded by fans and critics alike for a lot of reasons. The story itself of the origin of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr’s friendship was a great story to have been told on the big screen as the conflicting dynamic between Professor Xavier and Magneto has always been one of the most revisited themes in the comic books. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender did fantastic jobs playing off of each other and really bringing out the little nuances in their characters. The retro art direction and costumes definitely helped set the tone straight for this prequel and in between the eye-popping special effects and the stylishly choreographed fight sequences, there was plenty of wit, good acting and engaging storytelling going around to make this X-Men film work beautifully. Honorary mentions go to The Tree of Life, Super 8 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

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STELLAR STATS Drake Men’s Basketball’s record in their Pre-Season trip to Australia and New Zealand. The Bulldogs squared off against four different professional teams.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Q & A with Kristin Turk Bulldog basketball standout is going pro abroad by Eduardo Zamarripa

Sports Editor eduardo.tamezzamarripa@drake.edu

Recently graduated Kristin Turk will be playing professional women’s basketball for Athinaikos this upcoming season in Athens, Greece. Turk, who led the Missouri Valley Conference at 20 points per game last season, sat down with the Times Delphic to discuss her decision to move abroad. Times Delphic: When did you decide that you wanted to play basketball abroad? Kristin Turk: I always knew I wanted to go abroad, but I didn’t realize it would be possible for me to play basketball abroad until my senior season. I originally wanted to study abroad in New Zealand. TD: How do you think your playing style will translate to the European game? KT: I think the European game is much different. I’ve heard it is more physical and a lot more focused on scoring rather than strategizing. I think there will be a tough transition since I’m coming from a very structured Drake team, but I also think my style of play will fit in well. TD: What’s going to be the hardest part about adjusting to a new country? KT: The most difficult part about Greece will be reading street signs and getting used to

the culture there. I’ve been told that most people in Athens speak English, but Greece has a completely different alphabet from English, so signs or menus may be tough for me. I’m also a very picky eater so the cuisine may take some getting used to as well. TD: Do you know where your going to live yet? KT: I just know in Athens, which is on the Mediterranean Sea. I’ve only been to an ocean once and now I’ll be living in a city on the Mediterranean. I’m really excited for that. TD: What are you going to miss the most from home? KT: I will miss Des Moines because it’s the only place I’ve ever lived. I’ll miss the community and the friends and family that I will leave behind. I’m very excited but very nervous at the same time! TD: What are you going to miss the most from Drake? KT: I will miss the loyal fan base that came along with living in the Drake and Des Moines community. I love playing in front of thousands of fans at the Knapp Center. I don’t know what to expect as far as a fan base from this new team that I will be with. TD: What game from Drake will you always

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Drake falls short in season debut against Iowa State

Bulldogs give up two goals in the last 20 minutes of the game by Eduardo Zamarripa

Sports Editor eduardo.tamezzamarripa@drake.edu

The Bulldogs kicked off their 2011 season last Friday with a 2-0 home loss against Iowa State. Drake surrendered two goals in the last twenty minutes of play, giving the Cyclones all they needed for their first win of the season. “It was an exciting environment, with a lot of fans, and end-to-end action in the second half,” said Head Coach Lindsey Horner. “There are a lot of positives we can takes from tonight, but we still have some aspects of the game we need to tidy up.” Drake was out-shot by the Cyclones 18-8, but still had an opportunity to get out in front early in the second half. After a tightly contested first half, the Bulldogs found their best scoring chance in the 59th minute when junior Kasey Wellman hit the crossbar. Eleven minutes later, Iowa State’s Hayley Womack found the back of the net to give the Cyclones a 1-0 lead. Iowa State would score again with five minutes left, putting the game completely out of reach for the Bulldogs. “Tonight we were much improved,” Horner said. “The return of a number of healthy players, who missed our exhibition games, certainly helped us. Drake was coming off an ugly 6-0 defeat against Iowa in their last exhibition game. With a couple of players coming back from injury, among them senior Melanie Fielder who had been out with a lower back injury, the Bulldogs looked a lot sharper on the defensive front but still could not breakthrough offensively. “The leadership and experience on the field seemed to be the significant difference between this game and our previous exhibition game,” Fielder said. It was pretty exciting to have the majority of the team healthy and able to com-

pete last night.” Drake has yet to score a goal in two exhibition games and one regular season game so far this season. “The lack of scoring isn’t ideal, but I wouldn’t say there is any serious frustration yet,” Fielder said. “All (of) our attacking players want to find the back of the net every time they step foot on the field. We’ll break through it.” The Bulldogs looked a lot better than they did in their previous two exhibition games and that should be enough encouragement as the non-conference schedule continues. “We played better than we did in our previous two matches. We fought harder,” Fielder said. “I don’t believe the score of 2-0 necessarily reflects how we played, either.” Drake will also have to do a better job of finishing off games, after allowing two goals in the last twenty minutes of the game. “We must play the full 90 minutes regardless of the opponent,” Fielder said. “A team can’t only play 70 minutes and expect to come out with a win.” After their match Sunday against Green Bay, the Bulldogs will then go on the road and travel to Arizona. They will square off against Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. DRAKE VS. GREEN BAY The Bulldogs won their game against Green Bay on Sunday night 3-1. Junior Tara Zika scored two goals and sophomore Generve Charles scored one goal.

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remember and which one would you wish having back? KT: I’ve made so many memories at Drake that it’s hard to point to a single game in my time here. I always enjoyed being out on the court with my teammates, but I think I will mostly remember the times on the court where the team was so in sync. I have no regrets from my years at Drake, but I do wish that somehow I could’ve led the team to post-season play this past season. I really want them to experience that this year and I will be cheering from afar. TD: What would your advice be for an athlete that is considering playing in a different country? KT: Work your tail off. The teams that I

received offers from in Europe said that they chose me over other women because of how hard I played. TD: You are leaving in less than a month, are you more excited or nervous? KT: I am more excited than anything, but I am very nervous too. Greece is going through a very difficult time economically and I’m going to be in the middle of a little bit of chaos over there. However, as a history major, I couldn’t really ask for a better place to be. I’m also nervous to leave behind the only life I’ve known in Des Moines, but I am confident that it will be a positive experience. Playing for Drake has provided me with so many opportunities that I don’t think I would have otherwise.

>> Upcoming Games & Events August 22-28

Wednesday, Aug. 24th MEN’S SOCCER Drake vs. Loras (Exhibition) Cownie Soccer Complex- 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25th FOOTBALL Tanzania Experience Olmsted Center- Pomerantz Stage 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26th VOLLEYBALL

Drake vs. Southern Utah (Southern Utah Tournament) Cedar City, Utah - 1:30 p.m. WOMEN’S SOCCER Drake vs. Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27th VOLLEYBALL Drake vs. Utah State (Southern Utah Tournament) Cedar City, Utah - 10:00 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL Drake vs. Boise State (Southern Utah Tournament) Cedar City, Utah - 3:00 p.m. MEN’S SOCCER Drake vs. Loyola (Ill.) Chicago, Ill. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 28th MEN’S SOCCER Drake vs. Loras (Exhibition) Cownie Soccer Complex- 7:00 p.m.

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Drake delivers in Global Kilimanjaro Bowl by Matt Moran

Copy Editor matthew.moran@drake.edu

Bulldogs win game in Africa 17-7

The Drake football team has another accolade to add to its rich history and tradition: winners of the first-ever American football game on the continent of Africa. While Drake students wrapped up the spring semester in May, the Bulldog football squad travelled to Arusha, Tanzania, to take on the CONADEIP All-Stars in the inaugural Global Kilimanjaro Bowl. The Bulldogs triumphed 17-7 against some of Mexico’s top college players thanks to a fourth quarter comeback led by freshman third-string quarterback Nick Ens. Ens connected with junior Joey Orlando for an 11-yard touchdown strike to give Drake the lead for good, and senior Matt Buckley sealed the victory with an interception with 2:03 remaining. “The whole team felt like it was swinging in the wrong direction, and we weren’t getting things right and a play needed to be made,” Orlando said in a Drake athletics press release following the game. “We ran that same play earlier when we were down there in the first quarter, and I didn’t run it right so I knew it was my chance when that play was called. I did things a little differently and it worked out for us.”

Drake’s top two quarterbacks, senior Mike Piatkowski and junior Tyler Castro, were injured earlier in the game, leaving the door open for Ens. “I didn’t expect to play that much, really the whole of the second half, but I enjoyed it,” Ens said. “I think the drive where we scored was big for us. We had great protection up front, and the running game had allowed us to pass, so it was a great team effort.” All three of the game’s touchdowns were scored in the final period. The CONADEIP squad was led by running back Jose Reyes, who gained 124 yards on the ground and scored the team’s only touchdown. A crowd of 11,781 attended the Sheik Amri Abedi Memorial Stadium for the historic game. Both teams also participated in service projects and youth clinics during the two-week trip, which concluded with a five-day climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Now the Bulldogs turn their focus to the upcoming season. For the past two years, Drake has been on the verge of taking the next step to the top of the Pioneer Football League. The team finished

third the past two seasons. According to this year’s PFL Coaches’ Poll, the Bulldogs are expected to finish in the same spot. Defending PFL co-champions Jacksonville and Dayton were picked to finish first and second, respectively. The Bulldogs’ first contest is at North Dakota on Sept. 1. The team’s first game at Drake Stadium is against Grand View on Sept. 10. The team closes the season with two home matches against Jacksonville and Dayton on Nov. 5 and 12, respectively. Chris Creighton, who is entering his fourth season as Drake’s head coach, has helped turn the Bulldogs into a defensive powerhouse, but he hopes the offense can take Drake to a championship level this season. “We’re going to have a lot of good balance,” Creighton said in a press conference at Drake football media day. “I don’t believe that our defense is going to be any less dominant. I just believe that our offense has gotten better, so we’re really excited about how our offense is going to make more of a contribution to this season. We really believe that it is going to take us over the edge.”


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