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A Texas A&M University research initiative that converts agricultural wastes into biofuels and high-quality animal feeds has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The three-year grant will provide funding to the biomass research program run by Mark Holtzapple, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M. The grant, announced by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, is part of a larger federal effort to cut foreign oil imports.

What’s next Texas A&M vs. South Carolina at 6 p.m. Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Neb.


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b-cs area Dress code changes The Bryan school unanimously passed a dress code on Monday. Male students are required to be clean-shaven, must tuck their shirt in and wear a belt. Females are required to wear shorts, dresses, and skirts that reach the top of the knee or longer. Hoods, baggy clothing, and excessively tight garments are prohibited. For more information on the complete dress code visit docs/2011_12_ BISD_DressCode. pdf.

Lantern shines Jared Baxter: No moviegoer should let ‘Green Lantern’ escape their sight

nation &world Sunspots to vanish The sun is heading into an unusual and extended hibernation, scientists predict. Around 2020, sunspots may disappear for years, maybe decades. But scientists say it is nothing to worry about. Solar storm activity has little to do with lifegiving light and warmth from the sun. The effects from a calmer sun are mostly good. There’d be fewer disruptions of satellites and power systems. And it might mean a little less increase in global warming. Associated Press

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art universe spanning space drama, part earthbound love story, Green Lantern enters the summer’s onslaught of superhero movies and wills its way to a worthwhile visual wizardry experience; making for a respectable entry into the increasingly crowded comic book genre. This is the story of ace pilot Hal Jordan, a man who has spent his entire life trying overcome fear--to become the unwavering embodiment of courage he was meant to be. From the very start, we are taken into the deepest reaches of space and introduced to the green-clad corps of 3600 officers;each protecting their own sector of the universe and each with their own willpower infused ring of energy. Whatever can be imagined, the ring of a Green Lantern can create. Starring as the titular CGI-costumed hero is Ryan Reynolds, whose witty charm and smiling bravado shine through suitably. This isn’t an iconic, career identifying performance on par with the likes of Robert Downey Jr., but it is surprising for those who haven’t quite

shaken their Van Wilder memories of Reynolds. At his side is the beautiful Gossip Girl Blake Lively as the strong-willed Carol Ferris, fellow pilot and heir apparent to her father’s company. Her story arc is predictable, her reactions are generic, but her smile is irresistible. She’s your above average jet-flying damsel in distress. The go to man for villain roles Mark Strong See Green Lantern on page 2

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The Battalion It’s been a long time since Texas A&M has made it to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Twelve years to be exact. Harry Potter was a baby-faced student filming his big screen debut the same year the Aggie baseball team lost its first two games to get booted out of the tournament, ending their season. As this year’s team enters Sunday’s opening matchup against defending champion South Carolina at 6 p.m., they will be looking for a much different fate, at a different ballpark, trying not to party “Like it’s 1999.” “It’s the greatest feeling in the world, as a coach or as a player, to get to go to Omaha,” head coach Rob Childress said. “It’s like I told our players, it’s something that will bind them together for a lifetime. It’s something you’ll talk about, that the 2011 team got the opportunity to go to Omaha and the memories that you’ll make there.” The series uses two four-team brackets with a double elimination format. Teams play games until the team loses two games and no team can play a team from the other bracket. The winners of the two brackets will meet in a best-of-three series for the championship June 27-29. “I think we match up extremely well as long as we continue to win. That’s the key. You have to try to do your best to stay out of the loser side of things,” Childress said. “You’ve got to be really lucky and really talented if you lose a game up there in See Baseball on page 2

father’s day

Time to give dad your best Sharing something from the heart means more than from pocket book Amber Jaura The Battalion It’s already that time of the year again, among all the other occasions and celebrations in life, now comes the day to honor our dads. To show our gratitude and utmost love, we search for that perfect present to express just how we feel — without breaking the bank. Here are some ways to find the special gift that will make him “ooh” without making you “aahhh.” Before you go wandering aimlessly in department stores, give some thought to using the resources around you. Whatever your dad’s interests might be, keep an eye open for opportunities where you can find something that requires less money, even if it requires more time and effort. Find a special edition of your father’s favorite novel or movie in a used bookstore. Steven Brelsford, senior math major, said his dad’s favorite Father’s Day gift was completely free. “My father is a big collector of memorabilia and he’s a big fan of Aggie sports. In the past, me and my See Father’s Day on page 4

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Q: What is like to be the chief creative officer and have your own office on the Warner Bros. lot? A: It’s surreal. I love the people I work with, I love what I do and I’m extremely lucky to be doing it.

Q: Why should someone who knows little to nothing about “Green Lantern” go see the movie or pick up one of your books? A: If you like “Star Wars” or “Lord of the Rings,” “Green Lantern” might be for you. Geoff Johns

en innings Monday, sending the Aggies to Omaha. Starting Stripling first will give Wacha an additional day’s rest for an equally important second game. “It’s just a rest thing. Wacha Michael [Wacha] did a great job for us on Monday, but Ross has the most rest and he’s also got 14 wins,” Childress said. “I think it’s a pretty easy decision starting him in game one, and I think he matches up pretty well with South Carolina.” The Aggies will have the honor of playing in the first College World Series in the 24,000-seat TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. The $131 million park replaces Rosenblatt Stadium, which had the world series from 1950 until the 2010 championship series of South Carolina

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Moviegoers and comic book fans can thank New York Times Bestselling author Geoff Johns for bringing the emerald warrior to the big screen. Johns’ critically acclaimed six-year run on the “Green Lantern” series catapulted the character out of relative obscurity and into pop culture — even topping “Superman” and “Batman” on the sales charts. His success earned him a promotion at Warner Bros. studios in 2010 when he was named chief creative officer of DC Entertainment; a title giving him creative power any time a DC property is translated from the comic book page to another medium.


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olution number two in the “seven ven en breakthrough solutions” has been a point of contention between faculty and the board of regents as it is eerily similar to the Student Led Awards for Teaching Excellence or SLATE. Chancellor McKinney initi-ated the program in 2008 designed too grant teachers cash rewards for excel-lence in the classroom. The SLATE program was modeled off a similar one at The University of Oklahoma, which was lobbied for by the father of Jeff Sandefer, the writer of the “seven breakthrough solutions.” Professor Jamie Grunlan, who gave an impassioned speech May 26 to the board of regents, repeatedly called for an end to the SLATE program, which brings us to solution number two. In solution two of the TPPF’s breakthrough solutions, not the SLATE program, up to 25 percent of the tenure track faculty, lecturers and teaching assistants, could receive cash rewards based off student evaluIncentives ations and class size. for higher Professors rated in standards the top 3 percent could receive up and better to $10,000, those teaching outside the top 3 is a great percent but in the thing top ten would receive up to $5,000 and those out of the top 10 percent but in the top 25 percent would receive up to $2,500. The intention of the bonuses is to en-

courage the faculty to be explicit about the learning objectives with their students and create an incentive for good professors to teach more students. Enrollment in the program would be voluntary and there would be an option to have a mandated number of A’s and B’s to prevent evaluations from becoming a popularity contest with the added benefit of “curbing grade inflation.” Solution number two further speculates that it could “likely pay for itself through efficiency” since the largest rewards go to a small percentage of teachers and those teachers would seek to teach more students. To reiterate an argument from solution one, student evaluations are not a measure of teacher effectiveness or efficiency. They are an evaluation of each student’s individual bias. A good evaluation could mean the class was easy, the teacher was nice, the workload was light or the student learned a lot among other things. A bad evaluation may mean the class was hard, the workload was oppressive, the teacher wasn’t likeable, or the student didn’t learn. A teacher can be effective with a light workload and a dismal personality and a teacher can be ineffective with a heavy workload and a great personality.

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Student evaluations are an ambiguous measure. You can’t incentivize effective teaching when the awards aren’t based on effective teaching. Linking the size of the awards to class size is a perverse incentive. Small class sizes has always been a selling point at A&M. Mays business school began differential tuition years ago in large part to keep class sizes down. It wouldn’t make sense to create one policy to keep class sizes low and another to encourage larger classes. Increased class sizes, even for “effective” teachers, isn’t a slam dunk idea. Larger class sizes necessarily result in less one on one time with professors. This could cause teachers to lean more heavily on TA’s who may not be as effective. It could lead to more scantron tests as teachers grow their classes for bonuses. It could lead to fewer assignments, shorter tests, or smaller course loads so teachers can still handle grading. As far as encouraging the faculty to be explicit about learning objectives, there is already a state law requiring that classes have a syllabus and it be posted online. Let’s not pretend that this bonus program is going to create a benefit that already exists. Voluntary enrollment is fair enough but

having the option to have the number of A’s and B’s mandated seems off the mark. The only thing worse than falling just shy of an A or B is to fall just shy because Pleasing only 10 percent of the as many class could get A’s and students you were the 11th as possible percent. Perhaps I is not am old-fashioned but the same the grade you get is as good the grade you earned. teaching If you are worried about grade inflation perhaps there shouldn’t be a cash reward for teachers who get good evaluations. Encouraging excellence among our professors isn’t a bad thing but any incentive program should make sure it actually encouraging “effectiveness and efficiency.” This solution places too much value on student evaluations and relies on rosy assumptions and you know what happens when you assume. Taylor Wolken is a junior economics major and Editor in Chief of The Battalion

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704 Gilchrist. 4bd/3ba. Huge living/dining, looks over creek. All appliances, W/D, CA/CH. 2/1 upstairs w/outside entry. Master +main bath downstairs, +study, +bath off kitchen. No dogs. $1400/mo. Discounted for long-term leasing professionals Leave message 512-477-8925. Available August. 903 San Benito, 3/2/2, W/D, on shuttle route, $1000/mo, 979-268-5206. August, 2/1.5 duplex, fenced yard Manuel Drive. 3/2 duplex, W/D Azalea, 693-0551. Available now! Newly renovated 4bd/2 Jack and Jill bath. W/D, Lawn Maintenance, pest-control. $1460/mo. 3530 Farah, C.S. Contact 940-300-6220. Cozy 2bdrm/2bth condo 3-blocks from campus, yard, w/d connections, over 1000sqft., no HUD, updated, $565/mo., 506-A College Main 254-289-0585, 254-289-8200. Gated 4/2.5 Canyon Creek Circle, 1-mile from TAMU, w/d, 2 car, pool, available August, $1500/mo. 979-703-1671. Gleissner Hall, Northgate area. Walk to campus. Water, sewer, and garbage paid. 1/1 $555/mo. 2/1 $665/mo. 979-846-8981. Leasing for August! 4bdrm/2bth houses. Spacious floorplans. Great Location. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, w/d, fenced yards, refridgerator, icemaker,lawncare. 979-776-6079, New condos! 4/4, $1280/mo. W/D in unit, private bathrooms, on shuttle route. 979-574-0040, 281-639-8847. University Place at Southwest Parkway. Newly remodeled 4/2 house. Walking distance to campus, tile & wood floors, great location, nice big deck & yard. 979-776-6079, Northgate. New 1/1, 2/2, and 3/2. Walk to campus. Call 979-255-5648.

Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. 512-684-8296. Brewer’s assistant wanted at College Station fine dining restaurant. Knowledge of craft beer or homebrewing preferred. Position requires heavy lifting, hard labor, and rubber boots. Apply in person at The Republic, 701 University Drive East #406. Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Cost Estimator: prepare computer-aided estimate and design of pre-engineered steel buildings and structures based on rational engineering judgment and design codes, specification and procedure adopted by the company. Resume to LMB Steel Structures, Inc, 3905 Elaine Drive, Bryan, Tx. 77808. Attn: HR.


state Mavs read top ten on Letterman DALLAS — The subject was good things about winning the title. CBS released a preview a few hours before the show aired. Shawn Marion got it started with No. 10: “I don’t have to sit here and lie about how winning isn’t important.” Jason Terry gave No. 3: “Now I can ask Mark Cuban for a raise.” Then Cuban said: “If you thought I was cocky and obnoxious before — get ready.” Nowitzki was No. 1. The other players were J.J. Barea, Rodrigue Beaubois, Brian Cardinal, Tyson Chandler and Caron Butler. Associated Press

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brothers have gotten him a baseball or tennis ball signed from an Aggie player,” Brelsford said. “On sports days you can meet the players and get things signed for free. That’s the best gift for him because he really likes it.” A gift card or nice tie may seem like an ideal gift but don’t seek the easy way out. It’s more cost effective for you and memorable for your dad if you give something more unique. The more personalized you make the gift, the more your understanding of him shows. Ashlei Oldham, senior kinesiology major, said that finding inexpensive parts associated with your dad’s specific hobbies is a good approach. She stresses college students should give something truly memorable their dads can remember them by while they are away from home. “A really good gift that’s worked for me in the past was a digital photo frame for my dad,” Oldham said. “Being far from home it’s really cool

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to be to be able to give him a digital frame and put pictures on it and be able to send that home for him. He keeps it in his office and it’s kinda cool just to have a bunch of different pictures.” Take your budget into consideration but don’t let it limit you. Channel your creativity and seek options for that oneof-a-kind gift to make your dad feel special this father’s day. Aaron Taylor, quantitative psychology assistant professor and father of three, said dads everywhere can appreciate a gift given with special thought to them. “My kids aren’t that old they’re 6 months, 8, and 11, so it’s mostly my wife giving them a hand but my favorite things that they’ve gotten me is they’ll take pictures that I’ve taken of them and put them on shirts, so then I can wear a t-shirt around with my kids on it,” Taylor said. “There’s lots of online services, I’m sure you know, where for ten or fifteen bucks you can have them made. They’re my favorite cause then I can wear them around and people are like ‘Aw you’re kids are adorable.’”

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