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The Student Government Association passed a resolution that will allow students to access prior course evaluation data through oZone. SGA passed the resolution on Jan. 22, said resolution author Ozair Naqvi, microbiology sophomore and member of the Problems and Projects committee. Naqvi started working on the resolution last winter. The data is available right now on a master spreadsheet on the provost’s website, but it is complicated to access and few students know it exists, Naqvi said. When the resolution is
implemented, the data will be linked from the academics tab in oZone, where it will be made accessible as soon as the enrollment window opens, he said. This new option could prove to be a better alternative to sites like ratemyprofessors.com, where anyone can submit an evaluation, he said. “We were frustrated that we had to use three different sites, ozone. ou.edu, classnav.ou.edu, and myedu. com, to pick out our classes,” said psychology junior Kristin Pascoe in an email. “After talking to other students, we discovered that many others shared our frustration, and many freshmen weren’t even aware of the other sites.” Pascoe said she and her roommate at the time, economics junior Laura Shapiro, realized that it would be easy enough to connect the information
from the class evaluations to oZone the provost’s website. since it was already online, but neiHopefully, this will lead more ther of them wound up writing the students to be compelled to fill out resolution. As Problems and Projects course evaluations and also lead the committee chair, faculty to expand Pascoe passed the “We were frustrated them, tapping in to idea on to Naqvi. that we had to use a common concern “This way, the data of students who were three different is much less corinformed about this, rupted,” Naqvi said. sites, ozone.ou.edu, said Naqvi. “It’s by OU students “Some students classnav.ou.edu, about OU classes. take evaluations seand myedu.com, riously, and they This is a great tool for students to use.” can be really helpto pick out our The link is in the ful,” said Sydney classes.” p ro c e s s o f b e i n g Abdallah internaadded now and tional security studKRISTIN PASCOE, should go live very ies sophomore. “But PSYCHOLOGY JUNIOR soon, said John it also has the potenMontgomery, multidisciplinary tial to be bad, because some students studies senior and SGA secretary, in take the evaluations as a chance to an email. The link will allow students bash professors.” to directly access the spreadsheet on SEE DATA PAGE 2
Engineering students bridge gender gap Women find success despite noticeable gender division PAIGHTEN HARKINS
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When Lan Le, electrical engineering junior, applied for an internship after her sophomore year of college, she became one of the few students her age to have nabbed one. Part of the reason she got it, Le believes, is her gender. “Walking in, I feel like I have the upper hand because I’m different. I’m a minority. I’m a woman,” she said, explaining many companies want to meet a certain quota of female employees and might give female applicants preference over males. In the professional world, Le witnessed the existing gender gap, but the division between the two sexes didn’t begin once she got the internship. It was something she first experienced while studying engineering at OU, where women make up only a little over 20 percent of the total number of students enrolled in the college, according to the OU Factbook. In 2011, 569 women were enrolled in the engineering college, compared to the 2,178 men enrolled in the same college, according to the Factbook. From the previous year, the number of women enrolled increased about 3 percent while the number of men enrolled increased 7 percent. Yet Le didn’t struggle with the gender gap, she said, even though it was noticeable — at some SEE GENDER PAGE 2
The sounds of drums and singing Tuesday afternoon on the South Oval attracted a crowd, as demonstrators holding signs performed a Native American round dance. The crowd of demonstrators, which consisted of students, OU graduates and Norman community members, were present to support the Idle No More cause, a grassroots movement for indigenous rights and environmental sustainability that was founded in Canada last November, said demonstrator Ashley Nelson, a history of science graduate student. “ We ’ r e j o i n i n g t o gether as one voice and one fire,” said Anthony Williamson, a Choctaw/ Chickasaw demonstrator and local business owner. “It’s for everyone who’s concerned about Mother Earth.” Demonstrators on Tuesday addressed a wide range of issues including preventing domestic violence, receiving justice for murdered family members, stopping the Keystone Pipeline and ending Land Run reenactments.
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To help get students off campus and out of the country, the OU Outreach center and OU Student Affairs have teamed up with the U.S. Postal Service to provide a Passport Day for students. Passport Day will be held from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Heritage Room. During the event, students will be able to process their passport application and talk to a passport coordinator, she said. Passport Day is open only to students, said Lily Martinez, contract assistant at the U.S. Postal Service National Center for Employee Development, a part of OU Outreach. Students attending the event need to bring proof of citizenship, such as an original or certified birth certificate, naturalization certificate or an old passport, as well as a form of photo identification, like a valid driver’s license or a military ID, Martinez said. To pay for the $150 passport, students must bring a check or money order because the application will be mailed to the state department. Cash will not be accepted. “Passport Day is a fast and convenient way for students to acquire their passport,” Martinez said.
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OU has been found capable of providing a quality education to students, according to a recent report from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The report stated the university’s teaching quality, research expansion, globalization and community embody key elements of OU’s mission to provide the best possible educational experience for students. Because of this, OU was reaccredited with no additional monitoring. “It’s the university’s No. 1 goal to provide an academic foundation, and the accreditation process is vital to that mission,” university spokesman Michael Nash said. The report especially illustrates the impact of OU’s academic research initiatives, Nash said. “The impact is unique and beneficial to learning students, expert researchers, the state as a whole and the country,” Nash said. OU President David Boren said he was proud of the agency’s findings and the supportive nature of the reaccreditation report. “It is confirmation of the high standards of excellence which are being met at OU,” Boren said in a press release.
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Schools and colleges in the U.S. voluntarily seek accreditation from nongovernmental bodies.
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Institutional accreditation is provided by regional and national associations of schools and colleges. There are six regional associations, each named after the region in which it operates (Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, Western). The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis.
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GENDER: Gap may effect group learning, says dean Continued from page 1 times more than others. “When you walk in, I’m not going to lie, most of the guys there, they kind of know it’s a male-dominated field,” she said. M o s t o f L e ’s c l a s s e s were predominantly male, she said, and just walking through the hallways she could clearly see it. However, that didn’t hold her back. The same is true for other women within the college. In environmental science junior Carolyn Arens’ case, it only pushed her forward. “Often you’re the only girl in your group and you have to learn to deal with that,” she said. “It’s not necessarily challenging if you don’t let it be, but it can be an extra boost for you to show up the boys.” While the gap may not affect the men and women in the classroom individually,
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The low rates of student participation in online evaluations also are cause for concern because they can skew the results, said political science professor Ann-Marie Szymanski. In some cases, less than a quarter of the class actually completes the evaluations, which leads to inaccurate results. Participation was much higher when the evaluations were done on paper, Szymanski said. However, Naqvi, Pascoe and Montgomery remain optimistic about the outcome of the resolution. This way, students will be able to plan their schedules
more easily and wisely without getting overwhelmed by too many classes with too much coursework at a time, Pascoe said. The resolution does not stop with a link, either. The plan is to eventually allow students to access each class and professor evaluations separately, rather than hunting through the provost’s spreadsheet, but that part of the plan is still far in the future, Naqvi said. “We’re taking this one step at a time,” Naqvi said. “This is the first step.”
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A shocking story from Eastern Michigan part of a two-part series on a proposed University in 2006 is a perfect example. The Our View sexual assault law. Today, we look at how is the majority After the body of a student was found half the law would impact the way universities opinion of naked with a pillow over her head, the chief The Daily’s report sexual assaults to law enforcement of the university police released a statement nine-member saying he did not suspect foul play, accordofficers. Tuesday we examined how the law editorial board ing to a report on ABC News. threatened anonymity. In response to another student death at The OU Police Department is separate Lehigh University in 1986, the Federal Clery Act from the Norman municipal police department. was passed, requiring universities that receive fedOUPD is given authority through the OU Board eral aid to disclose information about crime on of Regents and has jurisdiction over all university campus, but the act only allows for civil penalties property. for university violations. Campus police can cooperate with local police Ivester’s bill would be similar to the Federal Clery but are not required to by Act, but OU would be required to report instances state law or jurisdictional directly to Norman municipal police as they occur. AT A GLANCE boundaries. We don’t know why schools tried to hide these Senate Bill 312 If this independence crimes but it is clear the administrators were conPart 1: Campus police scares you, you’re not cerned with the schools image. departments would be alone. State Sen. Tom Because of the potential for abuses like those required to enter into Ivester, D-Elk City, also that occurred at Lehigh and Eastern Michigan, unimutual assistance is concerned about poagreements. versities should report sextential abuses involving ual assaults directly to muPart 2: Campus police campus police. nicipal police departments, departments would CONTACT Along with requiring be required to report not campus police. STATE SEN. sexual assaults to university employees to As we stated in Tuesday’s TOM IVESTER municipal police report sexual assaults editorial, schools should departments. 405-521-5545 to municipal police, not force victims to report Part 3: University Ivester’s Senate Bill 312 an incident to police, but employees would be mandates the creation once a victim is willing to go required to report of mutual aid agreesexual assaults to police, the university should contact both camdirectly to municipal ments between campus pus and municipal police, to ensure offenders are police departments. and municipal law enprosecuted. forcement. The bill also We are concerned by the lack of prosecutions in requires campus police sexual assault cases. None of the 61 reports of sexuand university personal assault to OUPD from 2000 to 2012 resulted in jail nel to report all sexual assault crimes to local law time, as The Daily reported in October. enforcement. Ivester’s bill should require universities to reCampus police stations offer significant advanport sexual assaults to municipal law enforcement, tages to a university community. but only when the victim wants to. Please contact Police on campus can quickly address emergen- Ivester and share your thoughts on campus reportcy situations and help ensure the general safety of ing procedures. students, staff and faculty. But having a police force that reports directly to university administration can lead to abuses. Comment on this on OUDaily.com
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he evolution of OPINION COLUMNIST academic integrity has outpaced institutions’ attempts to keep college “fair.”Online resources and new collaborative tools put traditional academics in an unfamiliar position and that Storm Dowd-Lukesh makes policing university firstname.lastname@example.org work a heavy task. Harvard is in the middle of a cheating case that has exposed the difficulties in addressing academic integrity. Half of the roughly 125 students accused of cheating on a take-home test for a Harvard government class last Spring have been forced to temporarily withdraw. After nearly a year, the college’s disciplinary boards determined various punishments for each student involved. Schools don’t know what cheating is, yet focus immense effort on preventing it and, meanwhile, fail to prevent some of the most basic dishonest practices. Academic honesty is a lost cause. If you have a few extra $100, there are plenty of essay mills willing to “earn” you an A. If you are struggling with ideas for a take home exam, your friends might share some of theirs. The increasing pressure on students to graduate with high GPAs and load up on credit hours can unintentionally encourage dishonesty in the same way worldwide fame will encourage an athlete to artificially increase his or her red blood cell count. The classroom is not a bike race, but for some students it can feel just as competitive. The high pressure atmosphere of university education means academic honesty is an impossible goal. Relieving the competitive aspect of education is similarly impossible, but perhaps a focus on student-faculty relationships or a heavy emphasis on school-wide honor codes could help students understand their academic honesty is valuable. Storm Dowd-Lukesh is a University College freshman.
Brain scans are too expensive for war dogs before deployment
anine companions have magnetic resonance imagery scans to find OPINION COLUMNIST accompanied soldiers dogs that have a high amount of neural acthroughout history — tivity in the reward centers of their brains, standing shoulder to shoulder, according to an article on Live Science. fighting and dying with them. The agency hopes to find dogs that reThe Marine motto “semper spond more quickly to training in an effort to fidelis,” or “always faithful,” cut the $20,000 price tag for each of the 2,700 was used on a statue to dogs the Pentagon owns, according to the commemorate the deaths Daily Mail. Micah Wormley of 25 Marine War Dogs This is a brilliant idea, except that an MRI email@example.com in Guam in 1944, acscan costs $1,080 per session for humans, cording to the Sheppard according to an article on Reader Supported Software website. News by the Washington Post. Given the rich history of man’s best Considering the Department of Defense recently went friend at man’s worst moments, it is through a budget cut of more than $2 billion, while the understandable the military would agency arm only saw a cut of $1.4 million to its own $2.8 want the best dogs to be purposed for billion budget, you would think researchers would focus war. However, the Defense Advanced effort less on finding smarter dogs and more on developing Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is technologies that help with the ever-changing nature of the planning to use an unorthodox method modern battlefield. If I dodged a budget cut like that, I’d be of locating these dogs: brain scans. buying a car, not getting a designer puppy. The agency project called FIDOS, This spending, however, moves from foolish to ridicor Functional Imaging to Develop ulous when considering that DARPA wants to take these Outstanding Service-Dogs, will use brain-scan selected dogs and train them using robots, acfunctional cording to wired.com. How is that any different in terms of science fiction wet dreams from our previously-reported Death Star plans that got rejected? If you want to see this wasteful spending stopped, write your senators. Over 400 dogs per year retire from military service according to the Washington Times. If you are a dog lover, consider adopting a military service dog through programs like saveavet.org
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 Exciting times could be in the making during coming months, involving new places, faces, sights and sounds. Approach the future with lots of hope and expectation, envisioning many positive results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Those with whom you have commercial involvements will quickly judge you to be fair and equitable. The example you set will be emulated by them in return. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Any new venture that you undertake will have very high chances of success. Itâ€™s possible there could be three such projects working out to your satisfaction. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -You couldnâ€™t avoid the spotlight if you tried, so donâ€™t fight it. There is no need to get stage fright; the audience is packed with your friends. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -When you decide to promote a new idea, issue or cause, you can become an especially good salesperson, especially if you truly believe in what youâ€™re doing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Knowing that you will be better playing a supportive role, youâ€™ll happily leave primary management of a project in the hands of someone in whom you have great faith. Good for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Willingly making adjustments that another wants could turn out to be an advantageous maneuver, and
you know it. Your situation will improve as a result. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Becoming a champion of lost causes might be the best thing you can do. Itâ€™ll give you an opportunity to resurrect something really important that needs to be done. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Bonds can now be established with someone whom youâ€™ve always liked but have never been able to get close to in the past. She or he will be exceptionally receptive to your overtures. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Being in an exceptionally artistic and creative cycle makes this an excellent day to try your hand at beautifying your living surroundings. You can use this gift for commercial purposes as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- There are many strong indications that you could derive some unusual benefits from an involvement that involves a number of pronounced elements of chance. Take your chances. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -More often than not, itâ€™s important to prime the pump to get things flowing. For example, if youâ€™re desirous of making financial gains, an investment on your part might be required. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be grateful for what is new and different in your life, because it will be a harbinger of things to come, helping you approach the future with hope and expectation.
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Sooners headed to Little Apple after blow out loss OU tries to avoid first back-to-back losses this season
PLAYER PROFILE Joanna McFarland
When the OU womenâ€™s basketball team lost to West Virginia, 82-63, Sunday in Morgantown, the Sooners appeared not to be themselves, coach Sherri Coale said. â€œWe just sort of let the physical nature of the game affect us,â€? she said. â€œI think thatâ€™s what affected our shooting. I think itâ€™s what affected our transition. â€œI just think mentally we were a bit too fragile.â€? After getting blown out in their last game, the No. 23 Sooners (16-5, 6-3 Big 12) will look to bounce back and redeem themselves at 7 tonight at Kansas State. â€œI think everyone really wanted to do it over again, but you canâ€™t do it over again,â€? Coale said. â€œSo the next best thing is to do it right the next time. So weâ€™re really looking forward to this trip.â€? Junior guard Aar yn Ellenberg said she is looking forward to regaining her rhythm after only making one shot from behind the arc
â€œWe just sort of let the physical nature of the game get to us... I just think mentally we were a bit too fragile.â€? sherri coale, ou coach
Statistics: Leads the team with 198 rebounds, doubling the next best performer
against West Virginia. â€œThere was just a lack of rhythm,â€? she said. â€œMaybe I wasnâ€™t 100 percent. I got a lot of shots. They just werenâ€™t falling.â€? She might not have been at full strength Sunday, but she says both her ankles are feeling good. Ellenberger is the Soonersâ€™ top scorer and leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage and 3-pointers made. Another key for the Sooners will be to keep s e n i o r f o r w a rd Jo a n n a M c Fa r l a n d o u t o f f o u l trouble. She sparked the Soonersâ€™ offense early Sunday but drew some early fouls that limited her playing time. â€œI thought I was playing
pretty straight up throughout the game, but sometimes stuff just happens,â€? she said. â€œSo I guess Iâ€™ll just try to be really straight up, not move my feet at all. Just be so they canâ€™t call a foul on me.â€? Currently, she has double-digit rebounds in 10 of the last 13 games. More than anything though, McFarland wants to get this team back to where it was before the West Virginia loss. â€œWe were in a really good position before, but we dropped one,â€? she said. â€œSo we need to get back into a really good position to win second place in the league. â€œWe werenâ€™t proud of what we did out there. So we need to come out and show who we really are.â€? OU enters tonightâ€™s game placed second in the Big 12 and is 2-3 in its last five ben williams/the daily games after winning its pre- Junior guard Aaryn Ellenberg pushes the ball up the floor against Kansas State on Feb. 15, 2012. The vious six games. Sooners won, 68-62, and Ellenberg came off the bench to score 12 points.
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