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Student Congress says yes to ‘right on red’ rule New law would benefit pedestrians and drivers KATE BERGUM

Campus Reporter @kateclaire_b

The Undergraduate Student Congress recently passed a resolution that would eliminate the rule that prohibits right turns at red lights at campus intersections. The Student Government Association passed the resolution at the April 22 Undergraduate Student

Congress meeting eliminating the rule that prohibits right turns at red lights among campus intersections. Brock Shetley, who authored the bill with OU Police Department Lt. Eric Grubbs, said the resolution would affect the Boyd Street and Asp Avenue intersection, the University Drive and Boyd Street intersection, the Lindsey and Elm Street intersection and the Lindsey Street and Asp Avenue intersection. The current rule creates a safety hazard because pedestrians and vehicles enter crosswalks at the same time

— when the light turns green, according to the bill. An officer who knew about Shetley’s involvement with student government approached him and asked him if there was a way to change the rule on campus, Shetley said. Shetley works in the OUPD office filing records and is the student congress representative for the College of Continuing Education district. The officer said he’d heard many pedestrian complaints about the current rule and had seen cars almost hit SEE TRAFFIC PAGE 2


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Have time management issues? OU’s got your back Freshmen key demographic for student success series seminar AMBER FRIEND Campus Reporter @amberthefriend

With finals looming, students gathered to learn about priority management, focus and achieving one’s goals at a procrastination seminar Monday in Wagner Hall. Lisa Portwood, assistant dean of University College, taught the seminar as part of the Student Learning Center’s Student Success Series. The Student Success Series offers free workshops throughout the year that teach students — especially freshmen — skills and strategies to help them succeed in college, according to the Student Success website. An admitted procrastinator, Portwood explained how procrastination ultimately threatens students’ goals of earning a degree and succeeding at their university. “The good news is that everybody procrastinates,” Portwood said. “The bad news is that everybody procrastinates.” Portwood gave the students a survey to illustrate the different degrees of procrastination: • those who do it on occasion but will definitely finish their tasks • those overwhelmed by too many priorities • those unmotivated to succeed • those too stressed to escape an endless cycle of late or incomplete work Portwood offered many strategies for beating procrastination. She said students should keep track of their tasks and assignments, prioritize them by what is due sooner or holds more weight and follow the list. If it’s necessary to cram, Portwood said students should focus on a chapter’s introduction, section headers, illustrations and conclusion rather than trying read the whole chapter. Portwood advised students to stay on top of their material by reviewing their notes within 24 hours of taking them because studies show students who do that retain 50 percent more information. Students should also use resources such as counseling, tutoring and peers who can encourage them and keep them working, Portwood said. University College freshman Jonathan Young said he often puts assignments off until the last minute, and Portwood’s tip to work in a quiet, secluded environment and to wait to talk with friends was useful. “Removing distraction is a big one,” Young said. Overall, Portwood reminded students to tackle large assignments one piece at a time, avoid distractions and focus on the aspects they like or enjoy about a project to motivate them to start it. University College freshmen Sean English and Josh Hope recognized some of Portwood’s lesson in their own anti-procrastination techniques, such as planning ahead, taking tasks piece-by-piece and holding each other accountable. “We’ll go and hang out for a little bit and then we’ll force ourselves to get something done or get it started,” Hope said.


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University College freshmen Esebe Masango and Chandler Funderburg spend time outside before the bad weather blows in Monday.


Grad. students struggle to find financial aid Federal loans and other grants not available for some KELLY ROGERS Campus Reporter @KellyRogersOU

One OU graduate student found the difference in scholarships offered to graduate and undergraduate students may be the determining factor in studying abroad. Mary Newport, first year journalism graduate student, said she’s had a difficult time finding scholarships she qualifies for as a graduate student, especially for study abroad programs. Ne w p o r t sa i d s h e ap p l i e d f o r t h e Presidential International Travel Fellowship, which is based heavily on the demonstrated financial need of a student, because she has WEATHER Windy with a few showers developing later in the day. High near 65F.

Graduate students are still gotten that sort of aid before eligible for need-based loans, through OHLAP and Perkins and the application process loans. is the same for undergraduAfter applying, she found ates and graduates, but the her chances of becoming a choices are more limited for recipient dwindled because graduates than for undershe was a graduate student. graduate students because “I understand they can’t they already have a degree, give everyone a scholarLyon said. ship, but it rankles to be told Though numbers in the graduate students are lower MARY NEWPORT OU Factbook show that gradpriority than everyone else,” JOURNALISM GRADUATE uate student enrollment Newport said. STUDENT numbers have steadily deFinancial aid adviser Stacy creased since 2010, the uniLyon said although graduate students are not eligible for Pell Grants or versity’s push for students to study abroad unsubsidized loans like undergraduate stu- is strong, increasing every year since 2008. Suzette Grillot, dean of the College of dents, there are grad plus loans that could provide alternative funds for students re- International and Area Studies, said she has dealt with some graduate students who run turning to school.




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into issues finding funding for their studies — just as Newport has. “The funding available for study abroad scholarships is, unfortunately, not enough to fund all students who apply,” Grillot said. However, the difficulty in obtaining funds for studying abroad has not discouraged Newport. Instead it has made her even more determined. Newport found the Gaylord’s British Media Trip is one that seems to be tailor-made for her hopes to emigrate to England in the future. “I just can’t pass an opportunity like this up, so I’m scraping and skimping to make it,” Newport said. Kelly Rogers,

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who works more than 25 hours a week? OU’s got a scholarship for that.


Traffic: Eliminating right on red rule will benefit drivers, pedestrians Continued from page 1 pedestrians when the lights turned green and the vehicle could turn, Shetley said. The current rule is dangerous because drivers who have been stopped at an intersection get impatient to turn and only pay attention to the stop light, instead of the pedestrians who may be gathering at the crosswalk, Shetley said. “It’s creating more of a

hazard than it really is helping anyone,� Shetley said. This predicament — waiting at the stoplight and not checking for pedestrians — is common for students who drive around campus, Shetley said. “We all drive the same streets, and we know we don’t have a whole lot of time,� Shetley said. The bill was passed unanimously at the April 22 congress meeting after some discussion, Shetley said.

If the signs preventing the right on red turns are taken down, people would still have to follow traffic laws and stop at red lights before turning, Shetley said. OUPD spokesman Bruce Chan said OUPD supports the bill because it would eliminate some pedestrian safety concerns. Though the resolution passed at the student congress meeting, traffic signs are under the jurisdiction of the municipal government.

It will have to be approved by the city government before there can be any changes, Shetley said. Shetley said he has already spoken with some city officials who are already looking into the issue. Congress’ bill was sent to city officials Monday evening.

It’s creating more of a hazard than it really is helping anyone.�

Kate Bergum

Brock Shetley, air traffic management sophomore

›››› Sooner Sampler: What do you think about the no-right-on-red signs around campus?

“I don’t really drive around here much. But it is kind of different from other cities, and it does make it confusing for other drivers.�

“I have some friends that just kind of ignore them ... but they usually drive at night. When I do drive, I usually abide by it.�

Honieh Sowdagar, University College Freshman

Brandon Robertson, Chemical engineering sophomore

“I grew up in Del City, and you can turn right on red there, so it’s really different. So, I’m probably not for it.�

“I don’t really think it’s a bad thing. I think it’s more to control traffic. A lot of people find it annoying, but I don’t really take issue with it.�

Garrett Mosshart, Psychology Senior

“I agree with it. Because there are so many crosswalks, it’s better safe than sorry. You don’t want to run over a kid.� Chris Shurtleff, University College Freshman

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Leon Jenkins, right, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, announces that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will not be receiving his lifetime achievement award, at a news conference in Culver City, Calif., Monday. The Clippers owner allegedly made racially charged comments in a recorded conversation. Sterling had been slated to receive the honor on May 15 as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the group’s Los Angeles chapter.

Sterling’s racism a disgrace to society Our View: Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist remarks are appalling, but the reaction to his racism is encouraging.

Stiviano not to bring black men to his basketball games or post Instagram photos with black people. Sterling goes on to say that Stiviano shouldn’t broadcast her associations with black people, including Magic Johnson, a man who has brought hope and attention to thousands suffering from HIV and AIDS. Although we are outraged by Sterling’s words, we are encouraged by Clippers players’ and society’s reaction to the incident. Even President Barack Obama took The Our View time to comment on the situation, is the majority calling the recording’s claims “incredopinion of ibly offensive racist statements.” It is The Daily’s eight-member important for the first black president editorial board in U.S. history to address racism in this country, and we applaud Obama for sharing his opinion on the controversy. Many, including Heat player LeBron James, have called for the NBA to immediately punish Sterling. However, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the prudent decision Sunday not to level a ruling, prior to an expedited investigation into the recording’s legitimacy. The NBA announced Monday on Twitter that the findings will likely be announced today. While it is best to make decisions after a fair investigation, we lean toward the belief that the tape is legitimate, given Sterling’s past legal run-ins with discriminatory practices. There also seems to be little

A phone recording released last week has painfully and clearly illuminated the fact that racism is still alive and well in the U.S. TMZ released a voice recording that allegedly features Donald Sterling, long-time owner of the Clippers NBA team and real estate mogul, making shockingly racist comments to his girlfriend, a woman of mixed race. We believe it is ridiculous for a person to be so blatantly racist in 2014 and, assuming it is Sterling on the tape, feel he should immediately be removed as Clippers’ owner. As if Sterling’s demand to his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, that she not bring black men to his professional basketball game wasn’t appalling enough, Sterling has quite the sordid past. It’s like the description of a villain in a bad soap opera. Sterling has been sued by the federal government for discriminating against minorities in his real estate endeavors, has a wife who is suing his girlfriend for embezzling company money and has a slew of past lawsuits against his name filed by women alleging sexual harassment while working for Sterling. It’s undeniable that Sterling’s comments in the recording are disgusting. He can be heard telling

doubt in the minds of Clippers players and coaches that their owner would make such racist remarks. After several team meetings over the weekend, the team displayed incredible solidarity and defiance by silently throwing their Clippers warm-up suits into the middle of the court and playing Sunday’s playoff game in plain red uniforms. The team is rumored to take an even larger stand this evening at its home game in Los Angeles. Sterling’s comments have shown that racist people still exist in the U.S., but reactions to his racism give us hope his feelings are not widespread. The business world even got in on condemning Sterling’s beliefs when several Clippers’ corporate sponsors, including State Farm, CarMax and Virgin America, announced Monday they would either end or suspend their relationships with the team pending the NBA investigation’s results. People like Sterling are a thorn in the side of modern U.S. society, and we support efforts to boycott and protest Clippers games until Sterling is removed as team owner. As LeBron James said when asked about the controversy, “there is no room for Donald Sterling” in the NBA, and it is our hope there will soon be no room for racist beliefs anywhere in U.S. society.

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Dear Editor, I agree with those who feel that Oklahoma is very much in the wrong when it comes to hiding basic facts about its plans for lethal injection from the public. It’s important to remember that concern about the way the state carries out executions is not the same thing as sympathy for the condemned. If we are to have good government, it is essential for us to be able to fully know, understand and be able to communicate with our government about its actions. Oklahoma is treating its citizens as if we are children who don’t need to be bothered with the facts, but in reality, the government’s extreme secrecy about lethal injection raises serious concerns. It’s our state government, and we have every right to understand what it is doing in our names. Extreme secrecy is bad government, undemocratic and dangerous. The state must turn over much more information about lethal injection before any execution can move forward.

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Emmett “Bud” Welch, National President of Murder Victims Families for Human Rights

“It depends. I think death row, in certain instances, is acceptable, but it should be very regulated.”

Jessica Hooker, University College Freshman

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A TRIBUTE TO OU STAFF Regents’ Award for Superior Staff recipient Brad Burnett, Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Financial Services

Provost’s Outstanding Academic Advising Award recipient Carol Carr, Assistant Director for the OU Scholars Program in the Joe C. and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College

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When asked to describe the May Fair Arts Festival, Jennifer Cook, president of the Assistance League of Norman, said it is “a gift to the community.� Founded in 1974, the May Fair Arts Festival is one of the oldest philanthropic programs of the Assistance L eague of Nor man and will be celebrating its 40th year from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Andrews Park located at 201 W. Daws St. The annual event is free to attend. “It started out as a gift to the citizens of Norman and to recognize artists who lived inside the city,� said Judy Travis, public relations coordinator for the event. May Fair is meant to be an arts festival as well as a family-friendly event, Cook said. There will be a number of activities for people to get involved in, such as the Children’s Art Yard and Adventures in Art. Attendees will also get a chance to buy artwork if they wish. The Art Yard is a general arts and craft area where children can explore their creativity and make origami flower baskets, charms and key chains, Travis said. The Adventures in Art features different artists who come to demonstrate art styles, varying from stone carving to acrylic painting. Stephanie Steele, computer science sophomore, said even though she’s not an artist, it’s fun to see how creative other people can be. There will be a main art competition, where artists from across the U.S. will come to present their art. Travis said there is going to be a variety of artists such as potters, painters and even some skilled in woodwork.


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Soul band Born in November perform at the Norman May Fair 2013 on the main stage. The May Fair is an annual arts and community event sponsored by the philanthropic organization Assistance League of Norman. The 40th annual May Fair will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday at Andrews Park in Norman.

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There is also a students’ art exhibit where students from kindergarten to high school display their artwork in a separate tent. “It’s fun to go through the tent and see the progression the students go through in art,� Travis said. Each year, the festival also features a Norman artist who is trying to preserve

Oklahoma history. This year they have Stephen Smith, Travis said. There will also be other forms of entertainment which bring “a component of art education while having fun,� Cook said. On Saturday, the festival has organized a 5K run which starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes around the park, to the OU campus and back, Travis said. They also have a 2K , which only wraps around the park area. There is a registration fee of $30. “It’s more of a fun activity,� Travis said. The amphitheater in Andrews Park will showcase entertainment ranging from a jump rope team to a musical performance by the band Osage. Travis said Osage will be extending the hours for the band performance for that night. The festival will also have a special events area with fun activities like pony rides, face

painting and a bungee trampoline for a small fee. Si n c e i t s f o u n d i n g , Travis said the festival has grown and people in the community have become more aware of it. The Assistance League of Norman is always trying to bring new elements to the event with growth in mind. Steele said it would be a great way for people to mingle and have fun together. “We have people i n No r ma n a s k i n g u s ‘when’s the next May Fair?’� Travis said. The festival will continue to progress and continue to bring everyone closer together, Travis said. Sama Khawaja

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Julia Nelson, sports editor Joe Mussatto, assistant editor • phone: 405-325-3666 • Twitter: @OUDailySports

Thunder Twitter Drama Russell Westbrook’s brother gets controversial on Twitter


ast week, ESPN SPORTS COLUMNIST analyst Stephen A. Smith said the Oklahoma City Thunder is the most tightly sealed organization in all of professional basketball. He brought this up during a discussion on the subject Brett Coppenbarger of Thunder head coach Scott Brooks’ job being on the line if they fall short of expectations this season. During game three on Thursday night, someone close to the organization may have broken that seal. Russell Westbrook’s brother, Ray Westbrook, decided to take to Twitter during the game and let out his frustrations toward Brooks, tweeting: “We need a new coach ASAP like rocky!!!!!!� Ray seemed to be frustrated with the minutes his brother was (or wasn’t) getting or with the play selection. Regardless, like most controversial remarks on social media, the “Twittershpere� exploded. Thunder fans and the media were concerned that Westbrook’s brother wasn’t the only person feeling this way about the longtime Thunder coach. With the Thunder eventually losing game three in overtime, staring down a 1-2 deficit in the playoffs should be the Thunder’s only concern. Instead, some of the focus was shifted to how Westbrook would react to his brother’s comments. Luckily for Thunder fans, Westbrook handled it like a pro. “I took care of that, man. We don’t conduct business like that. Me and Scotty have a great relationship, I’ve never once mentioned that I want Scotty to leave ever since I’ve been here. We created a bond with each other that’s grown,� Westbrook said. The Thunder were able to go into the FedEx Forum for game four and steal a win, so now the series is tied at two games a piece. If Westbrook had agreed with his brother, things could’ve gotten ugly. First off, if one of the team’s best players doesn’t like the coach, that normally means management would start to dislike the coach because they want their best players to be happy. Secondly, a disgruntled superstar wouldn’t have faired well for the series, and if the Thunder were to lose in the first round, I don’t think anyone would be surprised if Brooks were to be let go. Firing a coach raises a lot of questions. For a team with two superstars, like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the fewer question marks, the better. In order to keep two elite players like that in Oklahoma City for the longterm, there needs to be a sense of stability, and firing a coach brings just the opposite. Ray did eventually tweet out an apology saying, “I would like to take the time out to apologize for my tweet yesterday. I was just caught up in to the game and should not have said it.� Well, there you go. All is fine and dandy in Thunder land for now. How Russell Westbrook handled this situation may have not only saved Scott Brooks’ job but maybe the entire season as well. Brett Coppenbarger is a journalism senior.



Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, left, and assistant coach Rex Kalamian, right, react to an official’s call in overtime of Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 21, 2014. Memphis won 111105 in overtime.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook yells as time runs out in overtime in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Oklahoma City won 92-89.



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