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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Vol. 119, Issue 17

NEWS | PROVOST JUDY BONNER

NEWS | PRESIDENT GUY BAILEY

Bonner returns to former role as UA provost Served 4 months as interim president

President Bailey moves in Alabama alum takes on first day in office By Ashley Chaffin Managing Editor Guy Bailey became the 37th president of The University of Alabama on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Following a search that began in March, the Board of Trustees elected Bailey as the next president Wednesday, July 11, at a public meeting. Bailey, who graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in 1972 and a master’s degree in 1974, spent four years as president of Texas Tech University before accepting the job at Alabama. “As an experienced university president from a campus that has achieved significant growth in enrollment, academic stature and research, Guy Bailey is ideally suited to lead the Capstone,” said Robert Witt, UA System Chancellor and former UA president. “I am delighted to welcome him aboard and look forward to working with him.”

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By Tray Smith Online Editor Guy Bailey will take the helm at The University of Alabama presidency this week, permanently replacing Robert Witt, who vacated the post in March to become chancellor of The University of Alabama System. But as Bailey introduces himself to the UA community, he will have a familiar face at his side. Judy Bonner, who became the first female acting president of UA in history six months ago, will return to her position as UA provost, the same post she held throughout Witt’s historic tenure. The provost is the University’s second-highest ranking administrator, responsible for overseeing all of its academic programs. “It’s going to be difficult to talk about Dr. Witt and not talk about Dr. Bonner,” said Tom Davis, a former administrator in the UA Office of Undergraduate Admissions and a friend of Bonner. “Because within 10 days after he got here, she was provost and has been with him every step of the way.” Witt named Bonner provost after he arrived at the Capstone in March 2003, and she has since been an instrumental figure in growing the University’s enrollment from 19,000 students to

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nearly 32,000. “He was really lucky – maybe lucky is not the right word – but fortunate to have Provost Bonner because he could trust her to run the academic side of the University, and early presidents had involved themselves with that more than he did,” said Robert Halli, the founding dean of the University Honors College. “He went about the fundraising, publicizing the University, expanding our brand, recruiting the top students, recruiting the top faculty.” Now, Bonner will maintain the same role under a new president, helping to ease the first transition of leadership at the Capstone in nearly a decade. It is a fitting role for a woman who has spent 31 years at UA, first as a professor, then as a department chair, administrator and dean. SEE BONNER PAGE 2

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For students in food service, Redditors sound off on Obama’s tips don’t cover all expenses ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A session Waiters earn less than minimum wage By Jordan Cissell Staff Reporter Keri Bess spends a large part of each day moving around. She goes to class, walks between classes and lunch and, after classes have finished, she heads over to Northport and stays on her feet for another 10 hours. Bess, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering, is a waitress at Wintzell’s Oyster House, where she worked in her hometown over the summer before transferring to the Northport location for the start of the semester. “I’ve worked as a waitress for about four months now,” she said. “It started as a summer job, but I liked it enough to transfer to the company’s store here and work some more.” Bess isn’t alone in her gratuity-centric occupation. In his 2010 book “Keep the Change,” writer and one-time waiter Steve Dublanica crunched the numbers on Bureau of Labor er • Plea s

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anywhere from $30 to $100. Amanda Smith, a freshman majoring in public relations, does not work during the semester, but she worked as a waitress five days a week over the summer at a grill in San Antonio, Texas. She said she could usually expect to pull in between $40 and $50 in tips during a five-hour weeknight shift, though customers’ unpredictable generosity sometimes added little to her $2.50 per-hour base salary. She said gratuitybased employment can be a good way to reflect and reward an employee’s hard work, so long as customers are informed, conscientious tippers. “I like the tip system because I feel that the better you are at your job and the harder you try, the more rewarding it is, and you make what you deserve,” she said. “But some people don’t understand the importance of the tip for their waiter or waitress, so I think more people should be educated about how that basically is [the server’s] salary.” SEE JOBS PAGE 2

UA-centric subreddit includes 577 users By Rich Robinson Assistant News Editor

When President Barack Obama sat down at a computer on Aug. 29 to conduct an “Ask Me Anything” segment on reddit and redditors—the site’s users—tuned in from across the nation, the virtual crowd included several users who also post in a small corner of the fast-growing social news site dedicated to the University of Alabama community. Reddit.com uses a simple, open-source format that allows for users to divide off into “subreddits,” topic- or community-centric portals from the main site denoted with an /r/ in the URL. Reddit.com/r/capstone, the UA-centric subreddit, hosts a community of more than 577 redditors who share everything from Tuscaloosa News stories to plans for a meet-up and potluck in September. The Crimson White decid-

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ed to turn to redditors—those with first-hand accounts of the presid e n t ’ s A M A — for their f e e d back on Obama’s A M A session by starting a new topic on the Capstone subreddit. AMA is Reddit jargon for “Ask me anything,” and refers to when a famous person opens up the virtual floor to questions from everyone on the site. In their anonymous responses, the Alabama redditors were split on the their support of Obama’s Internet outreach. User Chakrakhan responded first, voicing his or her opinion that it was a sign of the times. “On the one hand, it was neat to see a new way that the

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Many students opt to work tip-based jobs JOBS FROM PAGE 1 College towns bear a reputation for sporting bad-tipping patrons, and Elizabeth Cook, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering who worked at a small café and tea house over the summer, said she has noted a correlation between tip size and age in her own experience. According to Cook, customers with fewer years under their belts seem to leave less than the generally accepted 20 percent of the bill on the table. “Tipping is oddly directly proportional to age,” she said. “If I had a table of older

women, they would tip me better than a table of teenagers.” Smith agreed with Cook’s proposed scale. She said older men are big tippers, as the drinks they usually order in conjunction with meals tend to raise bill prices. Bess said businessmen, “especially the ones with a company credit card,” are usually generous with gratuity. While the older businessmen are high rollers, student servers are busy pulling high hours. Bess said she usually draws double shifts, working ten hours a day, in addition to her class load. Cook said she decided not to work, at least for her first semester, because she did not want to “drive herself crazy” by adding waitressing to a

schedule of seven classes and 15 credit hours. Bess said the money she earns from the hours she works isn’t enough to completely offset school costs, but she is confident servers’ reputations for dedication and hard work will provide a resume boost later on. Cook feels the nature of the job means employees in tip-based industries must be motivated by service and human interaction more so than a big income. “I could have made more money somewhere else, easily,” Cook said. “But I loved my coworkers, and I didn’t need a ton of money at that time in my life, so I dealt with it. In general, the money wasn’t what kept me working there.”

Bonner focuses on University, students BONNER FROM PAGE 1 Serving students “When Dr. Bonner became provost, I remember one of the first things she did: she put up a -- it seemed like a small thing at the time -- she put up a banner on [Rose Administration Building] that said ‘Welcome Back Students,’” Hank Lazer, UA associate provost, said. “But it was a symbolic change. It’s not that others didn’t care about students. Judy cares deeply, and perhaps more. But she sees students as absolutely the heart of why we’re here and what we’re doing.” Lazer was with Bonner in 2005, when a group of students in an Honors College seminar presented an idea for an arts advocacy organization to the two administrators. “As we were leaving that room, Dr. Bonner looked at me and said, ‘That was great, let’s get going,’” Lazer said. The idea eventually became known as Creative Campus, and Lazer now serves as its director. “She’s the kind of person, when you walk into her office for an idea or a project and everyone else has told you why it won’t work … she’s the person that says that sounds wonderful, you can absolutely get it done, just let me know what I can do to help,” said Meg McCrummen, a former UA student who was mentored by Bonner during her four years as an undergraduate. “Though perhaps few people know it, she’s the reason for a large part that we fall in love with the Alabama experience. So many things

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Moving vans unpack incoming President Guy Bailey’s personal items last week in preperation for his first day as head of UA. she’s done have created Tremendous dedication the Alabama experience,” That loyalty has led Bonner McCrummen said. to undertake what her associates describe as a grueling The Alabama experience work schedule, dedicating Bonner is certainly famil- tremendous amounts of time iar with the Alabama expe- to her job. rience. Born in the small “I get emails from her at town of Camden, Ala., she five o’clock in the morning received both her under- and 12 at night,” McCrummen graduate and graduate said, “she says she doesn’t degrees from UA. She went need more than four hours of on to earn a doctorate in sleep a night. She works so human nutrition from The incredibly hard.” Ohio State University before If she’s not working, friends returning to UA as an acade- say Bonner enjoys the commician. pany of her dog, Maggie, “She grew up in Camden spending time with her niece and I think her first experi- and nephew and going to the ence, out of that really small beach. rural community, was comShe is also known for puting here as a student,” Davis ting her human nutrition said. “I think she felt very degree to practical use as nurtured here.” a cook and is particularly Davis said Bonner, after famous for her West Indies spending a lifetime dedicat- Salad. ed to the University as a stuBonner could not be interdent and employee, is very viewed for this story. In a protective of UA. statement, she said she has “I do not know of another been honored to work with person on that campus that UA’s faculty, staff and stuis as loyal to this institution dents during her time as as Judy Bonner,” Davis said. interim president. “Talk about bleeding crim“What I have enjoyed most son, she certainly does.” during the last decade is seeing

CORRECTION In the Thursday, August 30 edition of The Crimson White, in an article titled “UA nursing professor on National Hispanic Nursing Board,” a reporter wrote that Norma Cuellar, a UA nursing professor, had been named a board member of the National Hispanic Nursing Board. Cuellar was actually appointed to serve on the board

of directors for the National Assocation of Hispanic Nurses. Additionally, a source in that story was identified as Brass Bailey, a senior majoring in Spanish. That student’s name is Brass Bralley. The Crimson White regrets the errors and is happy to set the record straight.

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and worked to diversify the TTU student population. Texas Tech SGA president Alex Alston told The CW over the summer he didn’t have a negative experience with Bailey as TTU’s president. “I believe Dr. Bailey’s greatest strength would be his will to step out of his office and be among the University population,” Alston said. “He has this attention to detail that really helps the University strive to be among the best within Texas.” Judy Bonner, who has served as interim president since Robert Witt was selected as chancellor of the UA System on March 5, will return to her position as provost as Bailey takes over as president. Bonner sent out a campus-wide email Friday, Aug. 31, welcoming Bailey to the campus. “Dr. Bailey joins us at a wonderful time in the University’s history and we have so much to be proud of,” Bonner said in the emailed statement. “As we work together to achieve the goals and objectives of his administration, we will continue to build on our progress. We will continue to maintain our momentum. We will continue to focus on the issues that are most important and deserve our highest priority.” During Bailey’s time as president, he will be living in the President’s Mansion, a break from the policy of former president Chancellor Robert Witt, who lived off-campus. He will begin his first day on campus by meeting with the press and taking questions at 10 a.m. in Room 205 of Gorgas Library.

BAILEY FROM PAGE 1 As Texas Tech’s president, Bailey focused on growth. When he arrived at TTU in the fall of 2008, the school’s enrollment was at 28,422. By the fall of 2011, the enrollment reached 32,000 -- the largest in the school’s history. During the following spring and summer semesters, the enrollment also hit record highs, with 30,000 students and 11,000 students, respectively. “Dr. Bailey has been very involved in recruiting trips all over the state, much like Dr. Witt did [as president of UA],” Chris Cook, managing director of the Office of Communications and Marketing at TTU, told The Crimson White in an interview over the summer. Additionally, the past seven semesters at TTU have seen record enrollments, with each surpassing the number of students during that semester the year before. “When the Search Committee met Dr. Bailey, he immediately reminded us of Dr. Witt,” said Trustee Karen Brooks, who chaired the UA Presidential Search Committee. “Guy Bailey is student-centered, resultsoriented and totally dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. I think he is the perfect match for The University of Alabama ,and we’re so pleased he has arrived.” Texas Tech students said Bailey had an open-door policy

The University of Alabama come together as a vibrant academic community with a single vision,” she said. A life changing experience McCrummen said Bonner always enjoyed showing her restaurants in Tuscaloosa she had never tried and was always willing to share her advice. “She can put anybody at ease in just a minute,” McCrummen said. “She has such a warm and engaging voice and spirit and demeanor.” The mentorship proved to be a life-altering experience

for McCrummen, who is currently studying for a graduate degree in art history at Tulane University and wants to become a higher education administrator. “She’s the reason that I’m preparing for the profession I am,” McCrummen said. “She’s such an inspiration as a woman, and as the first woman to be acting president of our state’s capstone, I admire her. She is the reason that I want to do higher education administration.” Editor’s Note: Interviews for this story took place between March and September 2012.


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Page 4 Editor | SoRelle Wyckoff letters@cw.ua.edu Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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In response to the Aug. 29 political cartoon Political cartoons are meant to be funny. They have always brought humor to highlight a particular position of a specific party. Political cartoons have filled our newspapers since our country’s independence. Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the first American political cartoon, his “Join or Die” image. I am all for keeping the tradition of political cartoons and humor, and most of the time, the two go together with jest and avoid making obscene political statements. The political cartoon in the August 29, 2012 issue steps across those humor boundaries and enters into the realm of an obscene statement. I recognize that each party is not perfect. Each one has its own crazy set of individuals that scream far right, far left or anarchist statements. I also recognize that our two-party system has its faults. Bottom line, our political system in the United States is not ideal, but it is one of the best, if not

the best, in the world. Making the comparison that if you side with one party, you share ideals with a terrorist organization, especially the Taliban, is grotesque. Maybe I am too biased to make this assumption, being the daughter of a solider currently deployed in Afghanistan, but I find this cartoon very upsetting. Frankly, this cartoon embarrasses me. I have nothing but pride for my alma mater and my current institution. I will proudly make the statement that I bleed crimson, not red. This cartoon discredits The Crimson White and its patrons. Not only does it make an obscene political statement, it also lacks the factual credibility behind it. I hope that The Crimson White will learn from its mistake and bring political cartoons back to their original purpose: to bring humor to politics, not to make an outlandish and brash statement. Ayla Luers is a University of Alabama graduate and a current first year UA Law student.

‘I do this because I like to write, not necessarily because I have an opinion’ By Tarif Haque Staff Columnist I have no real opinion this week. I have nothing at which you can roll your eyes. I have nothing you can show your friends, pointing out my logical fallacies. I have no naive political statement at which your father will laugh. As an opinion columnist, I was born of ego. I was bred in civilized society, where others learned to use a filter, but somehow I became a caveman, saying whatever I wanted to without consequence. I don’t mind being a barbaric writer. I can’t give you

news. Not really. I can only give you what I think of the news. We are not journalists. The rumors are true. I’ve let go of my few remaining connections to civilization. Looking for a real journalist? No. But you can count on me to deliver biased viewpoints. I serve an audience of one. I dabble with this thing they call the Internet from time to time, opening my mind to new ideas, but at large, when I write, I shut myself in a room, venting steam through the keyboard. Who am I fooling? I can’t even stay on a single train of thought. Maybe I should tell

you my secret recipe to writing an opinion column. I call it Google. I am human. An opinion column is subjectivity at its finest. I can argue a point to death, but disagreements will arise – and this is good. Humans aren’t robots that share the same beliefs. When I read an opinion, I come to listen for pleasure, not criticize. When it’s engraved in paper, it becomes easy to pick apart. Watch out. Write about controversial things without being controversial, they tell me. Believe in God? Hush. Don’t tell anyone or the infidels will gossip. Support

Occupy Wall Street? Keep quiet or they’ll call you an anarchist. Don’t like Obama? Shut up, racist. Support the individual mandate? Let’s ship you to China, socialist. Don’t believe in evolution? Well, that’s just flat out ignorant. So what should I write about? Maybe they’ll cut me some slack if I tell them about my life. I should remind them that I’m a human every now and then, right? Wait. Am I even allowed to write in the first person? Heaven forbid my ninth grade English teacher finds out.

I wonder what the masses would think of me. Don’t be silly. Nobody reads your eight inch column that occupies a tiny corner of the newspaper every five years. Granted, they’ll hunt you down if you say anything bad about Alabama football, but other than that, half your readers won’t even get this far. I only pretend like I’m following the election. Truth is, I’m not too big on government, but I’m not supposed to say that aloud. They call it anti-patriotic. Well, I guess you’ll just have to deal. I am still here, right?

Right. Creating fictional listeners because my readers have deserted me is completely sane. I should probably just keep talking until I reach my word limit. They try to keep my columns tame around here. The point? Being an opinion columnist is tough. I do this because I like to write, not necessarily because I have an opinion. Sometimes, it’s better not to say anything at all. Sometimes, an opinion writes itself. Tarif Haque is a sophomore majoring in computer science. His column runs biweekly on Tuesdays.

RNC statements show GOP stance on same-sex marriage outdated, out of touch By Henry Downes Staff Columnist Last week’s Republican National Convention accomplished two things for conservatives: it allowed them to throw a pep rally for the longpresumptive nominee Mitt Romney, and more importantly, served as a grand unveiling of the official party platform. Since the platform can be easily lost in the shuffle for voters, I want to focus here on one key issue addressed by the platform: same-sex marriage. “Preserving and Protecting Traditional Marriage” is the very first issue addressed in the document “Renewing American Values” and it is important to evaluate each of the claims made here so voters understand how the Republican leadership views same-sex marriage. Let us go through the key tenets piece by piece. “The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society.” With this introduction, the party rightfully acknowledges that marriage in our society represents the highest public recognition of personal integrity. By denying it to same-sex couples, I would argue we are committing the most public affront possible to their social equality. “It has been proven by both experience and endless social science studies that traditional marriage is best for children.” On the contrary, most credible social science studies have shown this to be a complete fallacy. This year, the California Perry v. Brown case held that banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. A large foundation for that ruling was

the amicus brief presented to the court by the American Psychological Association, which stated: “There is no scientific basis concluding that gay and lesbian parents are any less fit or capable than heterosexual parents, or that their children are any less psychologically healthy and well adjusted.” That statement leaves very little open to interpretation. The APA’s claims d by both common are supported milar sentiments sense and similar expressed in “endless” other social studies.. But why would ans let the facts the Republicans y of their get in the way agenda? “ T h e future of marriage affects freedom.” ven I’m not even h this going to touch tter way one. What better e freeto preserve ipping dom than stripping arital the legal marital ons of rights of millions zens? American citizens? “The lack off family ot only formation not re govleads to more ts, but ernment costs, also to more government control over the zens.” lives of its citizens.” ms to be a This seems ported economic weakly supported assumption att best and a thinly phobic assault at veiled homophobic amily formation,” worst. By “family y’re talking about I assume they’re procreation. Unfortunately for their logic, procreation has vide the basis for ceased to provide marriage in the Western world for decades now, even though the bible-thumpers maintain otherwise. What about straight

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couples who are either infertile or choose, for whatever reason, that they don’t want kids? Should they be allowed to marry? It’s also ironic to me that Republicans are seeking to encourage “family formation” (which includes adoption) by forbidding roughly 4 percent of the national population to legally start families. I agree that more government control over the lives of citizens is a dangerous thing. Why then should we concede to government the power to publicly deny the very private love that same-sex couples share? “We

embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity.” This inevitably inconclusive blanket statement essentially tries to distract you from the fact that everything they just said flies in the face of morality, the Constitution and common sense. The Republicans claim they defend “traditional” marriage. In this context, “tradition” is a euphemism for selfserving bigotr y.

“Separate but equal” schools were “traditional.” The woman’s domestic sphere was “traditional.” Sometimes, things aren’t ethically or legally legitimate just because we have been in the habit of doing them for years. It is time to recognize marriage not as a theological entity, but a secular, civil and legal contract that bestows emotional, financial and psychological benefits on the parties involved. When viewed in this light, heterosexuals and homosexuals do not differ. I’m currently a registered Republican, but the extreme right-wingers in the

party are doing their best to alienate me and everyone else who isn’t an evangelical “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” ideologue. It’s disappointing, illogical and bad politics. The developing conscience of American public opinion is turning forcefully in favor of same-sex marriage, and modern Republicans risk being likened by history to the tragically segregationist Dixiecrats in waging this battle. Henry Downes is a sophomore majoring in economics. His column runs on Tuesdays.

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TPD issues first warnings for texting and driving By Adrienne Burch Staff Reporter

Tuscaloosa police officers have given out the first warning tickets for texting while driving and will begin issuing normal tickets soon, according to Sgt. Brent Blankley, Tuscaloosa Police Department public information officer. The Alabama law banning texting while driving became effective Aug. 1 and could result in a fine for offenders of up to $75 and a two-point violation on their driving records. The law prohibits drivers from sending text messages, instant messages and emails while driving but does not prohibit dialing or talking on a phone. “When people try to text

FAST FACTS • TPD to begin issuing tickets for texting while driving • One-third of respondents admit to texting while driving • $25 for first offense while operating a motor vehicle, they have to take their attention off of the road,” said Sgt. Brent Blankley, Tuscaloosa Police Department public information officer. “This puts the driver, passengers and other vehicles at risk.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 3,092 people died in the United States in 2010 from “distraction-affected” accidents, which includes texting and dialing a cellphone. The fine for texting and driving increases with each offense, starting at $25, then $50 for a second offense and $75 for a third offense. Each offense is also a two-point violation on a person’s driving record. Blankley said he believes that the law will help reduce the number of people that text and drive, but it will not completely stop it. “It is no different than seatbelt or speeding laws,” Blankley said. “Most people will obey laws for safety reasons or the

fear of getting caught and having to pay a fine, but some will continue to do it regardless of the risk.” Dakota Duncan, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, said that he does not think that the new texting and driving law will do much to stop people from doing it. “Texting has become such a major part of our culture,” Duncan said. “So much weight is given to text messaging that even something that is dangerous, like driving, won’t stop us from doing it.” Duncan said that it is hard for him to ignore a text message while he is driving and this new law will only provide a little motivation to make him stop.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. recently conducted a study of teens and their driving habits. The study found that teens believe the top distractor for teen driving is alcohol but is closely followed by texting while driving. One-third of respondents admit to reading text messages at least occasionally while driving, while one-fifth admit to typing text messages occasionally while driving. Though young drivers admit to engaging in these distractions, twothirds of them still claimed to be “very safe” drivers. “Bottom line is teens don’t believe they’re distracted drivers, even though they engage in risky behaviors like texting,” Claire Stephens, representative

from Bridgestone Americas Teens Drive Smart, said. Kathryn Keller, a sophomore majoring in human development and family studies, said she thinks the new law has drawn a lot of positive attention to the issue of texting and driving. “All of the media attention with the passing of this legislation has made a lot more people aware of the dangers of texting and driving,” Keller said. Keller said while she agrees with the new law, she is concerned with how the police plan on enforcing it. “It will be hard for officers to determine when a person is texting while driving,” she said. “This could cause issues when these cases are taken to court.”

University-run mail center to replace post office in May By Sarah Elizabeth Tooker Contributing Writer

Many University students have tweeted and voiced their concerns about long lines and a shortage of employees since school began on Aug. 22. Fetterly was not aware if there was any direct correlation between the non-renewal of the lease and a shortage of employees; however, she did confirm numbers had been cut. “There are two stations available. At one time, we had three employees, including two retail associates and one

distribution clerk,” Fetterly said. Students have reported lines resulting in more than hourlong waits. Shannon Carroll, a freshman majoring in communication disorders, claimed she’s waited twice now to pick up a package from her mailbox. “The first attempt I waited for over an hour to be told at 2:30 p.m. the one employee on staff was done for the day because she was working overtime,” Carroll said. “The

post office closes at 4 p.m. normally.” Sarah Polich, a freshman majoring in elementary education, was also concerned with the slow-moving workers and time-consuming process of renting a P.O. Box. “I waited in line for 45 minutes, and one woman wasn’t assisting anyone,” Polich said. “It took the employee about 10 minutes to find my keys because they weren’t in order, and it seemed slightly

unorganized. I think it makes a lot of sense to close and replace the post office because it was not exactly efficient.” Plans have not been finalized for the new University mailing system, but in the meantime, Fetterly encourages students to utilize usps.com, a more convenient online platform for mailing transactions. Some of the services available include a postage printing system for packages called Click-N-Ship and the ability to

reserve a P.O. Box online. “Students should also use the 26th Street location of the post office, which is only 2.5 miles away from campus and generally less crowded,” Fetterly said. UA spokeswoman Cathy Andreen said the new mailing system will operate similarly to the current post office, and students will still have the opportunity to rent a P.O. Box to send and receive mail.

seen by more than 1.8 million people who visited the thread as of Monday night. Obama responded to questions ranging from how he would work to REDDIT FROM PAGE 1 help small businesses, increasObama ended up only ing funding for the space proanswering 10 questions in a gram and about the recipe for thirty-minute session, accord- the White House beer. ing to CNN.com, despite being Chakrakhan, listed on the asked thousands of questions subreddit’s main page as the

creator of the subreddit and moderator for the group, received 12 points from other users for his or her comments. The point system is based on an up-or-down voting function attached to every post, similar to a “Like” function on Facebook posts. User hollymo93 agreed with chakrakhan that Obama

was pandering. “He was obviously just sort of pandering to the Internet with the whole ‘I know how much freedom of information is important to you guys’ and talking about how he’s a fan of NASA,” hollymo93 wrote in response. “I don’t know, I guess it just seemed a bit superficial, but he’s obviously getting

publicity out of it, and that seemed like the intent.” User wkj0002 wrote that he thought it was a great move by Obama to do the AMA. “For the most part, reddit is in favor of Obama, and he saw this as an opportunity to connect to, and even gain, votes,” wkj0002 said. The Crimson White’s reddit

experiment yielded 19 responses by press time over three days, including discussions stemming off users’ original comments. The /r/capstone group has a Facebook page with 93 members and is planning on holding its pot luck on Sept. 15 at the Riverwalk on the Black Warrior River.

The post office in the Ferguson Center will close in May, after the end of this academic year, and will be replaced by a University-run mail and packaging center. A U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman, Debbie Fetterly, confirmed that the University told them in February 2011 they would not be renewing their lease contract.

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Pole N Play offers ‘sexy fitness,’ something new By Nathan Proctor Staff Reporter Tucked into a second floor suite on University Boulevard, the hardwood floors, flanked by two elongated murals of mirrors, resemble that of a ballet studio. Five metallic poles, however, reveal the studio’s true specialization: pole dancing. Pole N Play Fitness Studio opened in Tuscaloosa last April, providing an array of sensual dance classes for students and others willing to try something new. TaNieka Wilson, owner and lead instructor of Pole N Play, said dance had always been in her life, but she had not been introduced to “poleing” until more recently. She was first introduced to pole dancing at a friend’s party and gave it a try. “I was probably one of the most conservative dancers there,” Wilson said.

Intrigued by the dance’s sensuality and physical demands, she made the jump into the business, working for a cell phone company and in studios around the South until she opened Pole N Play Tuscaloosa with a business partner, her mother. “I’m hoping to get her on the pole at some point,” Wilson said. Her mother, Marilyn, who helps out with the front end of the business, said she was looking forward to trying out a class with her daughter. The studio offers a variety of classes for different levels and styles, featuring Chair Play, Floor Play, Ab Play, Pole Teaz and other sessions. The studio is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for most days and is open Monday-Saturday. According to Wilson, the studio averages between six to 15 girls a session (pole classes capping at 10), and they don’t have

a “typical” customer. used muscles and delivering a Wilson said her classes full-body workout. aren’t for everyone and some Pole N Play is spreading the link pole dancing immediately word about their Tuscaloosa to stripping, but l o c a t i o n the technicalthrough a social ity of the dances media presWith the generation we’re is making it be ence accounted living with right now, more seen more and for by her PR things that were maybe once more as an athinterns from letic sport. The University against the grain are becom“Come with of Alabama, ing more accepted. an open mind,” G a b r i e l l e Wilson said. Coventing and — Alexandria Washington “We’re here to Alexandria have fun.” Washington. Wilson said Washington, a she doesn’t want customers senior majoring in public relato forget her studio’s tagline: tions, said the studio was growWhere being sexy gets you ing steadily, especially since fit. She said women should the start of the University’s fall “own their sexy” and she does semester, but she also credited not shy away from any “sexy” the strength of their students’ aspects of the dance in her les- word-of-mouth endorsements sons or advertisements. on top of their own media presAs for the promise of fitness, ence. Wilson said the transforma“With the generation we’re tions she’s seen in herself and living with right now, more her students, working rarely- things that were maybe once

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Tuscaloosa residents particpate in a class Pole N Play, which opened in April. against the grain are becoming more accepted,” Washington said. A student as well as a part of the staff, Washington said the eclectic music used and the full but subtle workout

experience would help with the businesses’ growth. “The Rec better watch their backs,” she said. “It really is a cool environment to hang out, explore your body and enjoy being a woman.”

Tuscaloosa offers number of places to indulge in Greek cravings with gyros By Sophia Jones Contributing Writer With the recent downtown opening of Glory Bound Gyro Company, the Tuscaloosa gyro craze is growing even larger. The gyro, pronounced “yuroh,” is the Greek version of fast food. It is a type of sandwich made of grilled pita bread stuffed with various rotisserie-

style meats - pork, chicken, beef or lamb - as well as lettuce, onions, tomatoes and a yogurt-based tzatziki sauce. The tzatziki sauce is made with plain Greek yogurt, dill weed, diced cucumbers and a small portion of vinegar. The type of pita bread used to hold all of this usually varies - the bread could be a wrap or in a pocket-style flatbread.

I personally like to add feta cheese, diced bell peppers and a dab of spicy mustard. A warm gyro is a healthy, filling and delicious choice for a sit-down or on-the-go meal. Gyros can be prepared very quickly, so you may have seen them before being sold by street vendors in large cities. Now that your taste buds are listening and craving the savory flavor of a gyro, let’s explore the best places to find them in Tuscaloosa. Gyros are sold at a number of places around town with the most notable being

Zoë’s Kitchen, Taziki’s Café, Hooligan’s American & Mediterranean Restaurant and Glory Bound Gyro Company. Taziki’s Mediterranean Café opened in Midtown Village in 2011. A very clean and healthy place to eat, Taziki’s has a broader range of gyro options than Zoe’s. They offer a Beef Gyro, Chicken Caesar Gyro, Greek Salad Gyro, Lamb Gyro and Turkey Gyro. Taziki’s also offers a vegetarian option for those wishing to forgo the meat. For all you health freaks, if you go to their website, tazikiscafe.com, they show

you the dietary information for each item they serve. While it may not be the healthiest choice, Hooligan’s offers an authentic, traditional Mediterranean gyro in the homiest atmosphere of all the Greek-style restaurants. Although Hooligan’s location on University Boulevard is always crowded, the service is fast and friendly. Served in a wrap form, their gyros are always loaded. I usually add feta cheese to mine. Bundle. com, a website that rates companies based on customer reviews, claims Hooligan’s as the best Mediterranean res-

taurant in Tuscaloosa. I recently found my new favorite gyro at Glory Bound Gyro Company located downtown on University Boulevard. After two southern guys traveled around Greece, they decided to come home to open a restaurant that combined funky southern style and traditional Greek flare to present an innovative, delicious gyro menu. With pepper jack cheese, BBQ sauce, meat and feta cheese, the Pepper Jack Gyro thrilled my taste buds. You can view the restaurant’s story and their extensive menu at gloryboundgyroco.com.

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Offense leads the way in 3-0 win over Mercer By Billy Whyte Staff Reporter The Alabama women’s soccer team continued its hot start to the season by defeating Mercer 3-0 to improve to 5-0 on Sunday. The Crimson Tide is usually considered a second half team, having scored only four of its 16 goals in the first half. They came out strong early against Mercer, though, scoring two goals in the first 15 minutes. Head coach Todd Bramble said getting the two goals early allowed the Tide to control the tempo of the game. “It immediately puts the pressure on the other team to start chasing during the game,” Bramble said. “If they had any intentions of sitting

back and keeping score 0-0 it past the keeper for the 2-0 as long as possible or steal- lead. ing a goal late, all of that gets “It was a good start for us thrown out the window where knowing that we had the they got to come out at us. momentum so early in the We can relax after getting the game,” Diederich said “Really first and second goal and real- helped us settle down the rest ly just move the of the game.” ball around.” The Tide The Tide added another It was a good start for us took the lead goal in the secknowing that we had the in the first five ond half when momentum so early in the minutes when Rijsdijk scored game. Really helped us settle sophomore forher second goal ward Theresa of the game down the rest of the game Diederich sailed by tapping in a long shot over a cross from — Theresa Diederich the keeper’s junior forward head for her Ariel Armijo fourth goal of the season. Ten past the keeper. It was the minutes later, freshman for- third straight game where the ward Katie Bourgeois took Tide had scored at least three the ball into the corner and goals and the second game in crossed it to sophomore for- a row with at least 30 shots. ward Pia Rijsdijk, who buried Rijsdijk credits their offense’s

Varsity rowing team looking for walk-on female student athletes By CW Staff The Alabama women’s rowing team will hold an informational meeting for current full-time Alabama students who are interested in becoming NCAA Division I athletes. The informational meeting for potential walk-ons will be held Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bill Battle Academic Center in Bryant Hall Room 247. In addition to providing information about the program and what it takes to be an Alabama rower, those who are interested will have the opportunity to fill

out NCAA paperwork and begin the process of becoming a studentathlete. The rowing program is looking for athletic, hardworking, highly competitive and dedicated women to join the 2012-13 Tide team. The rowing team is not a club team – this is a varsity program, and those who make the team could potentially earn a scholarship. No prior rowing experience is needed to join the team, and those who make the cut could be competing for Alabama as an NCAA Division I student-athlete in less than six weeks.

success so far to the team’s large variety of offensive playmakers. “It’s just awesome having so many good offensive players,” Rijsdijk said. “Everyone can score, it’s not just one player we expect to score like some team’s do, it’s everyone.” The Tide will face Maryland at home this Thursday in its last non-conference game. It will be an important game for the Tide as it will let the team know where it stands heading into conference play. “It’s a huge game from a preparation stand point,” Bramble said. “It’s important to see how good we will be against a good ACC team and will answer a lot of the quesCW | Jingyu Wan tions that we need to have answered before conference Alabama midfielder Merel Von Dongen battles for the ball in the Tide’s game against Mercer on Sunday. play.”

Tide looks to build an Olympic program By Jasmine Cannon Staff Reporter Dan Waters is in his second year at The University of Alabama, but he’s already working to build a program that will produce athletes ready to take on the rest of the world. “It’s a long term vision for [our athletes],” said Waters, Alabama’s cross country and track and field head coach. “Athletes that we’re bringing in here, we’d like them to be able to compete for SEC titles and national titles but then have aspirations of being in the Olympic games either eight or 12 years from now. That’s the trick about recruiting and working with athletes.”

Waters said it is rare for most athletes coming out of college to be developed enough to compete on the world or Olympic level. However, that is the challenge UA is accepting and tackling head-on. The SEC had more than 150 athletes compete in this year’s Olympic games in London. The University of Alabama had representation from two former track and field student-athletes – Trish Bartholomew and Kirani James – in the games. The University of Florida led all SEC schools with 39 current and former athletes competing in London, according to gatorzone.com. UF had 10 track and field athletes showcase their talents. Auburn

University had 10 track and field athletes compete in London, with two of them being current AU studentathletes. Auburn’s head track and field coach Ralph Spry spoke on the tradition of the Tigers in the Olympic games. “At Auburn, we are very proud of the tradition of excellence in the SEC, nationally and on the Olympic stage,” he said. “We take great pride in giving our student-athletes the chance to succeed in all three stages of competition. Auburn has always been in the upper echelon nationally in both track and field and swimming and diving. The programs’ continuing output of having both current and former athletes

compete at the highest possible level shows that at Auburn we have the resources and the facilities to help a student-athlete get to the Olympic Games by creating environments that are conducive to the success of world-class individuals.” With a core of athletes that are underclassmen, Alabama looks to steadily progress and reach the potential of producing Olympic-ready athletes. Waters said recruiting, patience and getting athletes to understand the Alabama way is key. “We’re trying to allocate our scholarships to pillars of the program that can help us win cross country and SEC titles and

national titles and then develop some young people underneath them,” he said. “By recruiting and working hard and being dedicated coaches and working with athletes that are equally as dedicated to the long term picture, we think that we can develop our program into being a team that’s consistently had representation at the Olympic Games.” It seems as if the Tide track and field program is moving in the right direction with its new coaching staff and the re-construction of the new UA track. The world will get the see the Alabama program’s progress at the next Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.


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Alabama defense shuts down Michigan’s Robinson By Marc Torrence Assistant Sports Editor The plan was simple heading into Alabama’s showdown with Michigan on Saturday: contain Michigan QB Denard Robinson and make him beat you through the air. Alabama did that and more, shutting down the Wolverines’ dynamic quarterback in a Texas-sized, 41-14 route in Dallas. “We set the tone early, it’s an Alabama standard to play great defense, and we did a great job of bottling up the middle and stopping Robinson from spreading the field,” safety Vinnie Sunseri said. “[Head coach Nick Saban] had a great game plan, and it was a team effort … We have to give the coaching staff a lot of credit because we knew what to expect on every play.” Robinson made a few big plays, but it wasn’t nearly enough to keep up with the offensive onslaught Alabama put on in the first half, a 31-point performance that was a Cowboys Classic record for

points in the first half. for just 37 yards, well below his But the biggest surprise 90.46 average in 2011. He comwas how Michigan head coach pleted 11 of 26 passes for 200 Brady Hoke deployed Robinson, yards and one touchdown but keeping him in the pocket for two interceptions. However, the most part, which almost 145 of those yards came on two played right into Saban and the completions. Alabama defense’s hands. After Mosley’s interception, “Our main Robinson comthing was just pleted a 71-yard to keep him pass to Jeremy contained,” Gallon, who It’s an Alabama standard to linebacker C.J. beat junior corplay great defense and we did Mosley said. nerback Deion a great job of bottling up the “So if it was him Belue in one-onmiddle and stopping Robinson running more or one coverage. In from spreading the field throwing more, the third quarour job was just ter, Alabama — Vinnie Sunseri to try to contain cornerback Dee him, and that’s Milliner slipped, what we did.” and Robinson Mosley was floated a 44-yard on the receiving end -- literally touchdown to Devin Gardner. -- of one of Robinson’s glaring Both plays were double gaffes. He returned an inter- moves by the receivers that ception 16 yards for a touch- beat their respective defenders. down late in the first half that Saban said part of the problem, put Alabama ahead 31-0, all but however, was the pass rush that eradicating any remaining hope never got to Robinson on routes the Wolverines had of staying that take longer to develop than close. others. Robinson rushed ten times “There’s not one person

that’s responsible,” Saban said. “Those guys can play better. Had we played better as a whole, we probably would not have had the same results.” But other than those two plays, which will undoubtedly be the only ones Saban will have on repeat in the film room this week, Alabama’s defense smothered a quarterback who tormented Big Ten defenses last season. And in the process, it showed that -- early on, at least -- there will be no lack of motivation coming off a national championship. On Monday, when Saban stepped up to the podium for his weekly news conference, he did so with a wry smile on his face. After all, this was the defense that was supposed to flounder like it did two years ago. “Everyone thought we were too young, too inexperienced, couldn’t handle success. Everybody was saying all those things about our team,” he said. “Now, people are saying someCW | Shannon Auvil thing different. But my question The Crimson Tide defeated the Michigan Wolverines 41-14 in their is, what’s different? Nothing.” season opener in Arlington, Texas.

Tide blocking out hype, focuses on Western Kentucky By Marquavius Burnett Sports Editor After its week-one drubbing of Michigan, don’t think Alabama is buying into the hype or overlooking its next opponent, Western Kentucky. Head coach Nick Saban called a team meeting on Sunday to avoid such a problem, linebacker C.J. Mosley said. “He told us that was just the first game, so don’t get hyped up about it,” said Mosley, who led the team with six tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown. “We have a lot of games to play and a lot of improvements to make.” The leaders on this team have taken it upon themselves to deliver that message as well. Avoiding

He doesn’t really have to say anything to us. Us as leaders know that every week is a test for us and we have to go into every game with the same mindset. — Michael Williams

complacency has been the 2012 team’s focus since spring camp. “He doesn’t really have to say anything to us,” said tight end Michael Williams, who scored the first touchdown of the game. “Us as leaders know that every week is a test for us and we have to go into every game with the same mindset.”

Saban said despite the fans’ and media’s perceptions of Western Kentucky, the Hilltoppers are a respectable opponent with a chance to win the Sun Belt Conference. The Hilltoppers went 7-5 last season, including a 7-1 record in the Sun Belt Conference. Yeldon’s performance receives praise from teammates, conference recognition True freshman running back T.J. Yeldon used ankle-breaking moves to elude defenders and his strength to break through tackles en route to becoming the first Alabama true freshman to rush for more than 100 yards in his debut against Michigan. Yeldon finished the game with 111 yards

and a touchdown on just 11 carries, along with 26 receiving yards. His performance earned recognition from teammates and the coaching staff as he, along with tight end Michael Williams, were named players of the week on offense. Yeldon was also named the Co-Freshman of the Week in the SEC. “Honestly, we weren’t surprised because we’ve seen it all along,” center Barrett Jones said of Yeldon’s performance. “I think it’s no secret that he might be the one to have the title of our great running backs. We feel good about the future with him.” Yeldon took advantage of extended playing time with starter Eddie Lacy being limited due to injury. Saban said

he hopes Yeldon and Lacy can develop into a “nice tandem” for the team once Lacy is healthy. Jalston Fowler and Dee Hart also contributed to the Tide rushing for a total of 232 yards against the Wolverines. Players of the week The coaching staff recognized six Alabama players in Saturday night’s 41-14 win over No. 8 Michigan. Tight end Michael Williams and running back T. J. Yeldon were named players of the week on offense while cornerback Dee Milliner and linebacker C.J. Mosley represented the defense. Punter Cody Mandell and wide receiver DeAndrew White were selected on special teams.

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Injury update Four Tide players were limited in practice on Monday due to injury: nose tackle Jesse Williams and linebackers Trey DePriest, Tana Patrick and Reggie Ragland. Saban said Ragland’s would be the most difficult for the game, but the other guys should be able to continue practicing in a day or two.

Milliner, Mosley shine Milliner was selected as the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week. Milliner’s record is five tackles with one interception and four pass break ups. Mosley tied Antonio Langham’s (1990-93) school record of three interception returns for touchdowns. Mosley had two touchdown returns in 2010 vs. Florida and Georgia State.

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HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (09/04/12). These last few years show what’s important. Friends and family keep you nurtured. Your career and finances grow with steady watering over the coming year. A new educational discovery sparks after October. Challenge: take action for the future while enjoying the moment. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -Today is a 6 -- You’re entering a two-day profitable phase. New evidence threatens complacency. A breakthrough develops regarding your perspective on money and finances. A friend inspires your dream. Share the results. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 5 -- You’re on top of the world, and you know it. Finishing what you promised is most impressive. Over the next few days, redesign your situation for the better. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Dress the part. Following the rules helps. Patience is required today, so take your time. You don’t have to choose yet. Encourage your team, which has brilliant ideas. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 5 -- You’re entering a cooperative period. Communicate straight up, without arrogance, gullibility or fear. Find a way to work smarter in teamwork, and then bask in the sun with friends. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Fierce competition could lead to career advancement. A female supplies key information. There’s a test coming,

and you may need to turn down an invitation. Encourage someone. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Look into the future and imagine where you want to be, then start taking the necessary steps to get there. You could be like Merlin, and live backwards into the present. Visualize it. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Make love a priority. You can solve any problem through partnership. Listen and learn. Count coins and pay bills for the rest of this period. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Stay out of somebody else’s argument. Delegate to a worthy partner for awhile. Work can be fun, too, you know. Infuse meetings with imagination. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -Today is a 6 -- Postpone expansion (translation: add to your savings). You’re entering a work phase, and your status is going up. Avoid distractions. Postpone travel and launching new ventures. Gather information. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it ... extra points for being gentle. Today and tomorrow are good for fun and games. Keep track of winnings. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 5 -- Be a gracious host and leader, even if there’s a disagreement. Your home and family could require more attention. Check instructions again. Let friends know what you’ve discovered. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 5 -- Plan carefully. Don’t try a new trick now. Find another way to work smarter to provide the requested services. Push past old barriers. You can do it.

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