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The Moores School of Music will be presenting performances of top musicians and premiere works in locations all around the city as part of the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival. The TMF has been delivering concerts and classes in the Houston area for almost 20 years. This year’s lineup features conductors Mei Ann Chen, Carl St. Clair and Carlos Spierer as well as cellist Brinton Averil Smith. Performances during the event will explore the theme “Made in America,” which will incorporate works from 20th and 21st century American composers. Concert locations include the University of Houston, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and Texas A&M University. For more information about the performance schedule, visit www.tmf.uh.edu. For ticket information, call 713-743-3313 or visit http://www.tmf.uh.edu/season/ tickets.html.

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Texas Legislature passes House Bill 1000 Bill will increase research funding for the university Darlene Campos

THE DAILY COUGAR A bill that will aid UH and other Texas universities on their path to Tier One status was approved by the Texas Legislature and is waiting for Gov. Rick Perry’s signature. House Bill 1000 will give UH a sum of around $20 million to fund both academics and various research programs. “This is a great day for the state of Texas as a whole, the University of Houston and for education in the state of Texas,” said Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston. “HB 1000 will likely provide the University of Houston nearly $20 million to make help them cross the finish line and

become a nationally recognized Tier One institution.” Texas currently has three Tier One universities — the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M and Rice, the same number it had decades ago, according to Ellis. “Texas has become a leader in scientific research and technology, but our investment in our institutions has lagged far, far beyond the demand and need for worldclass universities,” Ellis said. “HB 1000 dedicates more funding to higher education and prepares Texas for a brighter future.” Texas recently created the National Research University Fund which aims to generate funding to increase the number of Tier One universities. Approximately $600 million is available and will be distributed to universities that qualify. HB 1000 continues on page 3

The bill, which will award the University an estimated $20 million, awaits Rick Perry’s signature to become official. | Ed Schipul/Wikimedia Commons

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Although the Texas legislature remains in a special session and has not yet approved the state budget, the UH Board of Regents had to proceed with setting tuition rates in order for students to register for the Fall 2011 semester, said a news release.

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Texas is facing an approximately $27 billion budget deficit in which lawmakers must cut spending in the next biennium, according to the proposed Senate and House appropriations bills. Since the UH System is a state agency, it’s expected to have a 16-19 percent reduction in its state appropriations.

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told her that she had probably been bitten by a bull shark. Bull sharks rarely attack but are common along the Texas coast. To avoid catching an infection from bacteria in the Gulf Coast, doctors avoided stitches. Instead, the wound was thoroughly cleaned and wrapped with gauze. Four hours in the hospital, an X-ray and a tetanus shot later, Robertson returned home to the Bayou Oaks apartments on campus. The next day, she stayed under the care of her mom who lives in the Woodlands. After she appeared on the news, Robertson’s concerned friends and relatives contacted her. Upon returning to work, Robertson showed her scar to skeptical and interested coworkers. After the injury, Robertson has become a little wary of beaches. “I’ll definitely be more cautious,” Robertson said. “Next time, I won’t go too deep in the water.”

The Board of Regents has approved the construction of two residential halls and a dining hall to help UH move forward in its mission to become less of a commuter school. The plan calls for the construction of Cougar Village II, a new sophomore residential hall and the West Dining hall that are projected to open in fall 2013. The sophomore hall will be constructed on the same ground where the current Cougar Place stands. “They’ll be tearing down Cougar Place in September after summer school is over,” said Mike Lawrence, interim Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Student Affairs. Plans for the sophomore hall calls for the housing of roughly 800 beds. The existing Cougar Village will be at or close to 100 percent occupancy in the coming fall, Lawrence said. The construction of Cougar Village II will help ease the congestion that the University will face if UH wants to meet the goal of housing more students and to mandate on campus living for freshmen. Cougar Village II will be constructed by the current Cougar Village and will house approximately 1,100 beds. “With residential facilities, you always have to consider providing sufficient dining support, so if residential makes a step forward, dining will have to follow; it is the only way to really support the program,” said Maria Honey, marketing director for University Services. “When Cougar Village was built, we knew

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The recent shark attack on Robertson has brought the total number of reported, unprovoked shark attacks in Texas since 1911 to 35. |Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commonsr

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THE DAILY COUGAR UH student Kori Robertson was standing with her friend in the waters of Surfside Beach, about 33 miles west of Galveston Island, when she felt something bite her thigh. Lifting her leg out of the water, she saw the fresh imprint of three rows of teeth above her right knee. “The water was so brown, I could barely see anything,” Robertson said. “But when I saw the wounds, I was like, ‘I’ve got to get out of here.’” The shark swam away, but Robertson, suspecting it was a shark, started swimming toward shore with her friend. “I didn’t want to be in the water anymore,” Robertson said. “I didn’t want to get bitten again.” When she reached her boyfriend Darren, he wrapped a towel around the wound and had a friend drive them to the hospital. Robertson’s suspicions were confirmed after a trip to the emergency room. Doctors


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that the existing (dining) facilities could not support the additional 1,000 students living on campus, so that is why Fresh Food Company came online,� Honey said. With UH now looking at doing the second phase of Cougar Village with another 1,000 beds and with the sophomore housing, the college has to plan two or three years in advance, Honey said. The expansion of residential halls called for the construction of the new dining hall set to open on the west side of campus. Once the West Cafeteria is built and ready for use, the Oberholtzer cafeteria will be shut down and used for programming space, Lawrence

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Three universities being focused on at the moment include UH, Texas Tech, and the University of Texas at Dallas, according to a press release from the Texas Senate written by Jeremy Warren. “UH will be able to enhance the quality of student education, attract and retain more high-quality faculty, use state appropriations as leverage for greater federal research support, increase technology transfer to the private sector, attract new companies and industries to the Houston area, and produce spin-off companies,� UH President Renu Khator said in

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elcome back, Cougars. If you are reading this, chances are your summer vacation has been cut short and you are enrolled in summer school. We know how you feel. Summer classes are a chance to get ahead or catch up, similar to what we will be doing over the next two months. We print just once a week until the fall semester, which gives our staff valuable time to grow and prepare for the grind of producing a daily publication. But regardless of your field of study, we would like to invite all students to participate in making this newspaper happen. If you are a print journalism major and feel you do not need to contribute to your college newspaper, you may need to re-evaluate your career path. For all other majors, even if you haven’t studied journalism, you’re still qualified to work with us. We are always in need of good writers, whether the topic be campus events, music or politics. Copy editors are also a vital part of our operation, and we could always use more. If editing and writing are not your forte, there are still opportunities for you. Students who like to take photos are provided with opportunities to shoot anything from a meeting to a sporting event. In this technological age, we offer content on our website that can’t be accessed in the print edition. For students who are have a hand at recording videos, we have work for you also. If working for us is not on your priority list, we ask that our readers provide honest feedback. If you like an article we printed we want to know about it, and we also want to be informed if you disagree with something. Our website, Facebook and Twitter pages are an ideal place for that type of dialogue. Our mission is to provide readers with up-todate coverage of all things related to UH. If you feel we are not accomplishing that, we will accept criticisms and learn from our mistakes. We wish students the best of luck in summer courses, and hope to meet with anyone willing to volunteer.

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Free Gaza movement worth the risk

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n May 31, 2010 a modest flotilla of ships carrying medicine, children’s toys and rudimentary construction materials tried to break the illegal siege the nation of Israel imposed on the Gaza Strip. Israeli commandos attacked and boarded the ships in international water and killed nine unarmed peace activists, including a 19-year-old American Dana citizen. El Kurd The four year Israeli siege on Gaza has prevented Palestinians from entering or leaving the Gaza strip for any reason, including medical care. The Israeli government has also cut off food, medicine, electricity and water. According to UNICEF, 80 percent of Gaza’s population lives in horrifying poverty and relies heavily on UN Aid. Despite the deadly attack on their ships last May, the Free Gaza movement

has voiced its commitment to alleviating the dismal conditions of the Palestinian people. Thus, they have announced another flotilla to set sail this summer. In the new flotilla, each ship will fly its own flag to represent each country involved in the effort, including an American ship the activists are calling “The Audacity of Hope.” Israel is already beginning to react harshly. Government officials have even characterized the peace activists as “terrorists.” This is, of course, laughable as it not only dilutes the meaning of that word, but also highlights the delusion of the Israeli position. Ordinary people in route to Gaza on boats full of humanitarian aid can by no stretch of the imagination be considered terrorists. They are merely moral and courageous people who can’t stand by and watch the suffocation of Gaza happen. Press release after press release from the Israeli government has contained threats of

violence and retribution to anyone involved in the flotilla, but the activists have not been dissuaded. Organizers of the flotilla have reaffirmed the movement’s dedication to non-violence and direct action in order to break this unconscionable siege. They recognize that the danger of bodily harm or even death is high, especially since Israel has become more belligerent. They remember their colleague Furkan Dogan, the 19-year-old American killed last year, as a testament to the extremism and brutality of the Israeli government. Remarkably, the Free Gaza movement has only grown in size since Furkan’s murder. The activists realize they are taking a risk. But, they also realize that in comparison with the daily suffering of the Gazan people, this risk is a small burden to bear. Dana El Kurd is a senior political science and economics major and may be reached at opinion@thedailycougar.com.

Governor’s rally is the wrong Response

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ov. Rick Perry will be holding a prayer and fasting rally on August 6 at Reliant Stadium to further endear himself to evangelicals. Perhaps it is an attempt to energize his voter base ahead of a potential presidential run, a way for him to distinguish himself from a group of candidates whose religious views would make most evangelicals cringe. Daniel Or maybe it is just Renfrow another way for him to expose himself to censure and further embarrass the Lone Star state. He has named the rally “The Response: a call to prayer for a nation in crisis,” and has written on the event’s website that it is a response to the financial crisis, natural disasters and the various wars that our nation is involved in. He has invited all other US governors to the rally. Kansas

Gov. Sam Brownback has already said that he will be in attendance, and he is likely furious that he did not think of this idea first. “There is a hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees,” wrote Perry on the rally’s website. This is startling imagery, especially since Perry was elected to govern all Texans. And the website makes it very clear which God participants will be praying to because the only reference towards a deity is made towards Jesus. The rally is being sponsored by the American Family Association (AFA), a Christian advocacy organization that has been named a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The AFA is currently urging its members to participate in a boycott of the Home Depot due to its support of gay rights. In such a time of crisis, should Perry

be making such a polarizing move? He is obviously free to associate with whomever he likes and pray to whichever deity he desires, but he should do so with discretion. This is a move that is meant to alienate certain people. The event defines certain people as the cause of a problem and others a part of the solution. It establishes the church vs. the world dichotomy on a state level, and blurs the lines between church and state. Is this Perry’s solution to the mess he and his party have made of this state? Texans should be furious that Perry has decided to hold this rally. It the Governor’s responsibility to find solutions to our state’s problems through reason, not through praying to his deity. Daniel Renfrow is a senior anthropology major and may be reached at opinion@ thedailycougar.com.


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THE DAILY COUGAR Even the commercials on ESPN for the Women’s College World Series are difficult to watch for Katy Beth Sherman. She said that they make her emotional and she has not watched one game of the World Series — but that isn’t a bad thing. “It shows how much it means to me and made me every bit of who I am,” Sherman said. “I love those four years and I love being a part of the Cougar softball program.” While the Cougars were in the midst of a run to the Conference USA regular-season title in late April, Sherman said her goal coming into the year was to make a return to the postseason. “This team has gone through ups and downs throughout my career,” Sherman said. “We came in so strong my freshman year and that’s exactly how I wanted to finish. “To leave that legacy for the rest of the team and go out being a leader and show everyone how Houston softball can compete and be nationally recognized for the talent that we have.” Setting the bar higher UH came within a run of advancing to the WCWS, but fell 6-5 to Oklahoma State in the Super Regionals after pushing the Cowgirls to a third game. It was one of the Cougars’

most successful seasons in the program’s 11-year history under head coach Kyla Holas. Not only did UH advance to the Super Regionals and earn a share of the C-USA regular season title, but it also featured several players who were recognized by the conference. The C-USA Player of the Year, junior catcher Melissa Gregson (.314, 16 HR, 1.013 OPS), the C-USA Newcomer of the Year, senior pitcher Donna Bourgeois (17-6, 1.67 ERA) and the conference’s most dominant pitcher and NCAA strikeout leader Amanda Crabtree (21 W, 0.96 ERA, 336 K, 192.2 IP). Success starts at the top Sherman played an integral role in that success. She had the best season of her career, finishing in the top 10 in C-USA in batting average (.333), runs (35), hits (55) and triples (four) and sparking the Cougars’ lineup out of the leadoff spot. “It’s definitely some pressure, but it’s exciting for me because that’s where I want to be,” Sherman said of hitting at the top of the lineup. “I want to be that leader in that position where I can start things off. It’s really important coming out and at least having some fire and focus. To have everybody see that example, and try to get the best at bat in that I can and lead the team throughout the game.” In her first two seasons at UH,

Sherman learned the importance of setting an example for her teammates from former UH outfielder Katie Bush, who also hit at the top of the lineup. “She was a great example for me on of how to get things done on a day-to-day basis,” Sherman said. “She taught me how to go through things as hard as you can and not going through the motions. “Even though you’re going to struggle, there’s always a way to bounce back.” Leader in the classroom Sherman’s fire and leadership extend beyond the field, though, as she has excelled in academics while attending the University. “She empowers her teammates, being the team leader that she is — not only athletically, but also academically,” academic adviser Lori Selzer said. “She empowers them in the same way and really supports them in their academic endeavors. That translates to the field when they’re out there as well. Not only in terms of the academics, but with her energy and enthusiasm as well.” Sherman was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team twice the last two seasons and has twice been named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She finished her undergraduate degree in corporate communications in May 2010 after coming to UH from Waller

In the 2011 season, Katy Beth Sherman was the Cougars’ offensive catalyst in the leadoff position. Sherman started all but one game for the Cougars in their grueling 60game season. | File Photo/The Daily Cougar High School with a semester’s worth of college credit. She is currently working on her master’s degree in human resource development. “It was a good decision for me,” Sherman said. “Now I have about a year left and I’m glad that I did it. “It was smart for me and it’s really going to help me as soon as I start my career.”

This week, Sherman started to get a taste of what life is like after softball, as she started a graduate co-op position at the NASA Johnson Space Center. “It was a pretty good first day,” Sherman said. “It was a little intimidating being at NASA, but they took me out to lunch.” sports@thedailycougar.com

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Eleven Cougars set for season’s final test at NCAA Championships Cougar Sports Services

Today marks the beginning of the end of track and field season

with the NCAA Championships beginning in Des Moines, Iowa. Senior Alex Bentley will be the lone pole vaulter for UH; his event

starts at 5:35 p.m. today. Senior Wesley Bray will complete the first half of the decathlon today starting at noon.

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