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Governor draws the line

UH sets sights on $1 billion

Perry denies higher education funding, vetoes regents power bill Mary Dahdouh News editor

Among Gov. Rick Perry’s slew of vetoes Friday were two bills targeting Texas public universities’ administrative power and funding, denying the UH System $250,000 in special programs support. The governor made several line-item vetoes in House Bill 1025, a key budget bill of the session, rejecting a series of special funding requests to multiple higher education institutions. Perry’s vetoes denied the University $ 100,000 for the William P. Hobby Jr. School of Public Affairs and UHD $150,000 for its Community Development Project. According to Perry’s veto statement, “the University did not request this special item in its Legislative Appropriations Request for FY 2014-15. If the William P. Hobby Jr. School of Public Affairs is a priority, the University can use its $3.8 million appropriation for institutional enhancement.” Perry likewise prefaced his lineitem vetoes for all higher education special item funding with a lengthy explanation. “Some special items are initially requested to provide start-up

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explained that those vetoes are his efforts to combat rising tuition. “Because of the growth in special item funding, there is less state money to teach college students, which contributes to rising tuition,” Perry said. Students, like political science senior Diane Stout, believe Perry is using a false argument to keep crucial funding for reasons unclear. “It is especially worrisome for

The UH Division of University Advancement is in the planning and preparation phase of a university-wide campaign that will raise $1 billion in the coming five to seven years. The hallmarks of the campaign effort will consist of meaningful alumni and community engagement, along with private philanthropic partnerships, and the goal of raising at least $100 million annually for the duration of the campaign, all of which will be built on the pre-existing strengths of UH to create a bigger and better University. “We will raise at least $1 billion, that’s our league,” said Eloise Stuhr, vice president and vice chancellor for University Advancement for UH and the UH System. “The focus of the campaign is not about that number. It’s about transfor ming the University and taking it to the next level of excellence.”

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Gov. Rick Perry line-item vetoed several special program funding requests Friday submitted by several public Texas universities. Perry said the vetoes are his efforts to fighting rising tuition. | Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons funds for new academic programs, but once funded, they seldom go away,” Perry said. “One institution has four short-term special items that have been funded for the last 30 years. Institutions are rarely held accountable for these funds, which is why many of them stay in the budget, year after year, even after their purpose is no longer clear. This is not the best use of hard-earned tax dollars.” As public universities struggle with the rising cost of tuition, Perry


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Students give raised tuition mixed reviews


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Students will begin paying higher tuition after the Board of Regents unanimously approved a proposal on Monday to increase the rates by approximately 4 percent. The percentage increase translates to an additional $13 per undergraduate semester credit hour or an additional $195.17 per semester for students who take 15 credit hours. The increase will be used to improve advising, hire additional faculty, increase financial aid and improve the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library; but not all students approve of the decision. “Any raise in tuition affects all of us, especially if you pay out of pocket or if you’re taking out loans,” said chemical engineering junior

Daniel Sierra. “Any increase is going to put a bigger burden on us.” Sierra, who finances his education through scholarships and loans, said the University could have used its current funds more wisely, instead of increasing tuition rates. “I feel there are funds going where they probably shouldn’t be,” Sierra said. “We pay enough for the education we get. Not everybody has a full ride or is funded by the University.” Sophomore pre-business major John Hounihan supports the decision to raise the rates, as state funding has dropped to 25 percent from 39 percent of UH’s budget in the last 10 years. TUITION continues on page 3


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Network with employers from various fields & industries Recent grads & experienced UH alumni welcome. Bring a supply of your resumes & dress professionally for this reception style event.

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Exhibition: The Andy Coolquitt Blaffer Exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum is free and will be running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday until Aug 24. It’s Coolquitt’s first solo museum exhibition. Performance: The third week of the Texas Music Festival, a four-week program for young Houston musicians, will continue to hold performances in a variety of genres. Lecture: The11th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Summer Workshop, held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day in the Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing Main Auditorium, will teach how to understand and discuss health disparities with minority and medically undeserved communities. For more information and to register, visit

Thursday Lecture: InfoEd Group Training, held from 10 a.m. to noon in the E. Cullen Building, room 407, will teach UH’s new research administration management system.

Sunday Performance: The last week of the Texas Music Festival, a fourweek program for young Houston musicians, will continue to hold

performances in a variety of genres.


Camp: Pharmacy Summer Camp, open to junior and senior high school students with an interest in science and medicine, will be held every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Science and Research Building 2, room 130 for $200. Students will tour research labs, attend presentations and discussions and will gain tips and guidance on how to pursue a career in pharmacy, health and research.

June 26 Discussion: The first UH Libraries and Women’s Resource Center Summer Book Club meeting of the summer will be held at the WRC from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. All students, staff, faculty and alumni are welcome to bring lunches and discuss “Jasmine” by Bharati Mukherjee. The Summer Book Club meeting is a free event.

June 27 Film: On Screen @ Blaffer: “Le Trou” by Jacques Becker, a free film at the Blaffer Art Museum, will play from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

July 2 Lecture: InfoEd Training: Getting Started with the 8 Steps and Setup Questions to Create a New Proposal, a lecture that teaches how to use UH’s new research administration management system, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.

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me, as a public university student, that he says that (special programs funding) ‘is not the best use of hard earned tax dollars’. Even if they are start-up special projects, specialization of fields are necessary for most degrees,� Stout said. “He’s also saying he would use the funding to cut tuition but doesn’t seem to be doing that either. I’m confused as to where the money is going.� Other universities’ requests that were denied by the vetoes include Texas A&M International University with its $2 million request for the petroleum engineering program, University of Texas at Austin with its $1.5 million request for the Department of Mexican-American Studies, as well as smaller appropriations for the University of North Texas and Prairie View A&M University. Senate Bill 15, the second higher education bill vetoed by

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Perry, aimed to rein in regent power after accusations of micromanaging UT and harassing its president, Bill Powers, were supported by legislators against the UT System Board of Regents. The governor’s veto of this higher education oversight bill, which included a provision that regents could not fire a university president without a recommendation from a chancellor, caused many heated discussions Friday night. Yet Perry, who appoints university regents, said that they will keep all their power and authority. “Limiting oversight authority of a board of regents is a step in the wrong direction,� Perry said in a statement Friday. “History has taught us that the lack of board oversight diminishes accountability and provides fertile ground for organizational malfeasance.� The bill would have also required that university governing board regent appointments be approved by the Senate before they could vote on personnel or governing board matters and


furthermore would have prevented interim appointments. Although SB 15 was passed overwhelmingly by both chambers and underwent a number of amendments after negotiations with the governor’s office, the bill was still vetoed, provoking bipartisan outrage. Sen. Kel Seliger, the author of the bill, described the veto as a blow to the state’s public universities. “Given the continued lack of transparency and persistent conflicts, this legislation clearly was necessary, due in no small part to some of Governor Perry’s appointees,� Seliger said. “The decision to veto SB 15 ensures that the conflicts, controversies and lack of transparency will continue. It harms the reputation of Texas’ world class public universities and hinders their ability to attract the best students, faculty and administrators to this great state. “

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Wheels hit the court at UH The Health and Human Performance and the Adaptive Athletics student organization held the only Wheelchair Rugby Camp in the nation from June 13 to 16. The camp was available to those of all skill levels with a disability of three or more limbs. Catherine Lara/The Daily Cougar


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Driving the success of UH’s strategic plan will be projects that stretch across departments and a comprehensive development effort, said Richard Bonnin, interim associate vice chancellor and associate vice president for marketing and communication. Some students believe that the initiative is a good sign. “I think this is great,�said advertising senior Angela Beltran. “The school has made tremendous progress in the past few years. “The fact that we are now in position to take on a campaign as ambitious as this means that we are going to continue to grow and improve in the near future.�

“It’s not like they’re wasting the money,� Hounihan said. “I feel like it’s a necessary thing that universities do, especially since we’re still an affordable school.� The $10 million in additional revenue generated and the targeted improvements are designed to increase the University’s U.S. News and World Report’s ranking. “It’s important to attend a university that is competitive with the other universities in the state. If raising tuition is one of the steps we need to take to get up there with those universities, it’s worth it,� Hounihan said. Samantha Rodriguez, a single parent who works part-time, understands the need for the tuition increases but is concerned

about the impact it could have on her daughter’s eligibility of scholarships at UH’s Children’s Learning Center. “The issue is not just the tuition increasing for my education at a Tier One university, that’s expected,� Rodriguez said. “It’s just unfortunate that all the other factors are influenced by the financial aid and tuition rates.� Sierra, Hounihan and Rodriguez were unaware of the proposal to increase tuition rates, despite the administration holding multiple public forums before submitting the proposal. “I think it’s an insult to the students, who already have to pay a lot,� Sierra said. “This is the first time I’ve heard about any sort of increase, so the fact that I’m being told now is kind of upsetting.�

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Snowden’s whistle blowing causes storm


early everyone has heard the name Edward Snowden or the term PRISM. Glenn Greenwald, a reporter from the Guardian, reported classified information regarding the National Security Caroline Agency’s surveilGiese lance programs after receiving data from a low-level employee at Booz Allen Hamilton, a technology firm hired by the government as a private contractor. Snowden, the former employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, may have uncovered something no one truly expected from an administration who has repeatedly boasted about its transparency. The NSA is currently mining data from phone records, internet history and other private information looking for patterns to foil terror plots. Greenwald, a proponent of government transparency and a supporter of whistleblowers, has led the public to believe he has classified information to release. The actual issues behind the NSA’s PRISM program haven’t been as interesting to many as Snowden. The media has lacked in covering the current administration, as well as the previous Bush administration, and are not only trampling on our right to privacy, but also convincing the mainstream media and a majority of the U.S. population that it’s completely acceptable. The concept of whistleblowers isn’t new and neither is the public’s general distaste for them. However, Snowden is hiding out in a hotel in Hong Kong, and Bradley Manning is being prosecuted for releasing classified information during his time in the U.S. Army while being stationed in Iraq. While Manning did release information with specific

David Delgado/The Daily Cougar names of both CIA agents and local citizens working with the U.S. forces that could potentially cost lives, Snowden has merely released information regarding a far-reaching government surveillance program. Several hosts on 24-hour news networks advance the erroneous

One cannot simply ignore the fact that whistleblowers releasing this information (no matter how legal or illegal it is) might be the only hope to hold the U.S. government accountable.” Caroline Giese on whistle blowers belief that he is endangering U.S. citizens’ lives. “Snowden hasn’t put anyone in danger — he’s revealed a government program. The bigger question about whistleblowers should be how many people they’ve helped by revealing such destructive and intrusive institutional programs,” said UH history professor Robert Buzzanco. Buzzanco has spent much

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time researching the Pentagon Papers, released by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg in 1971. Ellsberg was similarly smeared as being a traitor, but was later acquitted. The same will not happen for Manning or Snowden, if he’s extradited from Hong Kong.

A life on the run or years in prison may not seem worth it for many Americans. Some shrug the NSA’s PRISM program off and have said that they suspected it was happening. “At this point, the main way, maybe the only way, we find out about these government efforts it through whistleblowers like the ones mentioned above or through technological groups like WikiLeaks or Anonymous,”

STAFF EDITORIAL The Staff Editorial reflects the opinions of The Daily Cougar Editorial Board (the members of which are listed above the editorial). All other opinions, commentaries and cartoons reflect only the opinion of the author. Opinions expressed in The Daily Cougar do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Houston or the students as a whole. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Daily Cougar welcomes letters to the editor from any member of the UH community.

Buzzanco said. Without an open dialogue regarding programs like NSA or the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we can never truly advance and have a say in what our government is doing. Sure, many people speculated that the 2001 Patriot Act gave the government free reign as long as the ultimate goal wasn’t to trample on the rights of private citizens but to ensure another 9/11 doesn’t occur. “Nothing in this case is new. There’s an old joke that spying is ‘the world’s second oldest profession’ but the scope of it is truly new and dangerous,” Buzzanco said. There’s no need to launch attack campaigns against whistleblowers, nor is their a reason to romanticize those who leak the classified information. Those who acted in what they thought was good faith and released the information are not of consequence. The information that is leaked is what should be the public’s focus. These men gave up their

freedom in order to ensure we, as American citizens, have a shot at electing a transparent, honest government. Ellsberg, the whistleblower in the case of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, was interviewed after Snowden came forward as the leak for the NSA program. Ellsberg said the three whistleblowers “chose to give priority to our oath to defend and support the Constitution, rather than our promise to keep secrets for our boss or for our agency, when those secrets were concealing evidence that the Constitution was being violated.” No matter what side of the coin you land on in regards to whether or not the NSA is acting appropriately, one cannot ignore the fact that whistleblowers releasing this information might be the only hope to hold the U.S. government accountable. Caroline Giese is a public relations senior and may be reached at opinion@

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Balancing studies, sports requires different kind of agility Andrew Valderas Assistant sports editor

While many students may admire a gamewinning tackle or buzzer-beating shot, UH student athletes say their peers should be more impressed with the discipline it takes to succeed in the classroom. As time consuming as their schedule may be, more than 350 UH student athletes are expected to manage their time appropriately if they don’t want to get overwhelmed by class work. For senior Zachary McMillian, a defensive back for the football team, the schedule takes a mental and physical toll. “It’s really tough, because you have to take a lot of responsibility upon yourself,”

remember when my ankle was hurting because of a bad tackle in practice the day before. I sometimes had to grip my pencil and bite my lip in class to get my mind off the pain.” With the adversity that student athletes go through, it’s a challenge to maintain high grades and eventually graduate. Fortunately for them, they have help. The Academic Center for Excellence serves as a tutoring center for the student athletes. It holds study hours for each team and is monitored by more than 20 part-time tutors who are available to assist in a variety of subjects. Football head coach Tony Levine, a former wide receiver at the University of Minnesota

McMillian said. “The most I’ve ever taken was 18 hours in one semester while still playing (football). While doing that, you have to learn to discipline your body and McMillian your mind so you won’t allow it to be overwhelming.” McMillian’s teammate, sophomore defensive back Trevon Stewart, said he wakes up around 5:30 a.m. and doesn’t get a break until noon, and studies from 2 to 3:30 p.m. before going to practice. After practice ends, Stewart still has his homework to do. “It’s a real grind,” Stewart said. “I

who graduated with a degree in kinesiology, said he often emphasizes the importance of school to his players. “I tell these kids at the beginning of every season that education has to come first,” Levine said. “The main thing is they have to learn to manage their time and use it wisely. It was hard for me (in school) as well, but it’s a part of life that makes you grow up and take on a lot of responsibility.” Every year the NCAA releases the Graduation Success Rate, a system that accurately displays the academic success of student athletes for every university in the country. The GSR is designed to show the percentage BALANCE continues on page 8


Cougars’ training staff honored


The Daily Cougar news services After his quick thinking helped save former defensive back D.J. Hayden’s life, UH’s head athletics trainer will be recognized by the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association at its annual meeting and clinical symposia in mid-July. Mike O’Shea will receive the Excellence in Athletic Training Award on July 19 in Houston. O’Shea grabbed the national spotlight after Hayden tore his inferior vena cava — the main vein that carries blood to the heart — in a practice collision. The injury is 95 percent fatal and has never been recorded as a sports injury. Three Cougars sign MLB deals Four Cougars were selected in the MLB first-year player draft, and three UH pitchers have signed professional contracts with their professional organizations. Senior Austin Pruitt, who was taken in the ninth round, inked a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. Senior Matt Hernandez signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after his selection in the 23rd round. Junior Daniel Poncedeleon accepted a deal with the Chicago Cubs after a 14th round selection. All will report too soon to low-A baseball. Pruitt is expected to report to Wappingers, N.Y. where he will play with the Hudson Valley Renegades for the A-Short Season. Hernandez and Poncedeleon will both play in the Arizona League for their respective teams.

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Note Taking

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College Level Reading

Wed., 6/26 @ 3 pm

Fri., 6/28 @ 2 pm


Preparing for Natural Science Classes

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Wed., 7/3 @ 1 pm


Reducing Test Anxiety

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Fri., 7/5 @ 3pm


Overcoming Procrastination

Tues., 7/9 @ 4 pm

Thurs., 7/11 @ 5 pm


Improve Your Memory

Tues., 7/16 @ 10 am

Wed., 7/17 @ 3 pm


Understanding Motivation

Mon., 7/22 @ 3 pm

Thurs., 7/25 @ 11 am


Improving Concentration

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Wed., 7/24 @ 11 am


Time Management

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Sat., 8/3 @ 11 am


Coping with Finals

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Barron’s cooks up its first summer menu

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Barron’s Restaurant, an on-campus restaurant operated, managed and staffed by students from two Conrad N. Hilton College courses, has opened with its first summer menu. Established in 1989, Barron’s is open for the first time during the summer semesters. Food and beverage service students form the staff, while advanced food and beverage management students operate the restaurant. Faculty advisor, Kristi Baker, began overseeing Barron’s in Fall 2012. “I have the opportunity to teach the students in a practical hands-on environment and to share my passion with the industry’s next set of leaders,� Baker said. “Barron’s Restaurant is a learning lab, and we’re not meant to make a profit. We’re here to teach you what running a restaurant is supposed to be like.� Baker described the precise details in cooking the dishes to create a unique and delicious experience. “I consider myself a foodie and am very picky about food, so if I wouldn’t eat it, we don’t send it out,� Baker said. “We also strive for pricing that will appeal to students and food that will please anyone.� Hotel and restaurant management junior Katie Proctor said that her

We offer: s7ORKONCAMPUS s&LEXIBLEHOURS s7EEKENDSOFF s0AIDTRAINING s4OPSALESCOMMISSIONPAID Hotel and restaurant management seniors Jaclyn Vickery (left) and Dat Trinh (right) worked as hosts of Barron’s Restaurant. | Monica Tso/The Daily Cougar favorite dish on Barron’s menu was the Texas Twister, a sandwich topped with hot garlic tenders between texas toast. “It’s absolutely delicious. In addition to fantastic made-to-order food, visitors (to the restaurant) can expect attentive service, friendly and knowledgeable students and a comfy atmosphere,� Proctor said. Hotel and restaurant management senior Duy Nguyen explained the benefits to students having the opportunity to work as washers, chefs and hosts. “It’s such a great experience, because we can fully understand how to run a restaurant,� Nguyen said.

“One day, you’re the expiditer, and you have to lead the team in making sure all the food comes out correctly. The next day, you’re meeting all sorts of people as a host.� Many students have expressed a positive reaction to the new menu. “Barron’s has exceeded my expectations,� said kinesiology junior Felipe Arismendi. “The quality of our food was very good for such low prices.� Barron’s Restaurant will be open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday until June 28, and will re-open on July 15 until Aug. 2.

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What are your top 3 car safety rules?

President and Chancellor Renu Khator was in Austin on June 10 when she had a car accident and her car spun 180 degrees and flipped. She credited her survival to seatbelts. We asked students for their top three car safety rules. Here are their responses:


Make sure your car is in the best condition by checking brakes, brake fluids, engine coolant, etc., always use your signal and (don’t drive angry). — Thuy Nguyen, media production senior


Be aware of your surroundings, know what road you’re on and where you’re going before you get in the car and know what to do when stuff goes wrong. — Caitlin Lowe, corporate communications senior


When you’re walking to your car, be alert. When you’re driving, pay attention to your front and side cars. All women should carry a whistle. — Anh Nguyen, biology junior


When you’re driving, adjust your side mirrors to where you can’t see your car. Even if it’s daylight, turn your headlights on, and don’t break during a blowout. — Leah Tran, biology junior



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of student athletes in a given school who earn a college degree. In the 2011-12 academic year, the GSR for UH student athletes was 65 percent. With a 3.41 cumulative grade point average last year, the UH tennis team posted its highest GPA ever. Junior tennis player Elena Kordolaimi, who made the Conference USA Commissioners’ honor roll, said learning to stay organized is key to keeping up with her busy schedule. “I had to actually set reminders and note tabs on my phone and laptop to remind me what I have to do that day because every day is very busy,” Kordolaimi said. Kordolaimi said that while she is stressed out sometimes, her teammates and tutors help her stay afloat. Alumna Reina Gaber, a former softball player, said the hardest part of getting school work done is the travel schedule. Gaber, who graduated in 2013, said her coaches helped her keep up with her school work by making her and her teammates put their phones away to do

homework for about two hours. “It gets tough because we have to constantly switch locations and that makes it harder for me to do my homework,” Gaber said. “We’ll be waiting at the airport for about 20 minutes, pick up our bags, then go on the plane, get on the bus and

try to do it then.” The balance between student and athlete will always be tough, but with help from faculty, staff, and their peers, student athletes at UH continue to walk the tightrope.




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All data gathered from the NCAA’s 2011-12 Graduation Success Rate Graphic by Andres Garcia

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