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Culinary arts creates international partnership Erika Forero Staff writer
A sigh of relief After more than an hour of presentations, cross-examinations and deliberations, REDvolution presidential candidate Charles Haston was acquitted of the charges for falsifying financial disclosure documents, allowing him and, effectively, his running mate Erica Tat to remain on the election ballot. The Daily Cougar editorial board reflected on the trial, see Page 4. For a photo spread of the SGA trials, see Page 8. — JUSTIN TIJERINA/THE DAILY COUGAR
The Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management has opened new doors in Peru, giving both local and Latin American students an opportunity for firstclass training in the hospitality industry. Thirteen students from Lima, Peru walked with their fellow classmates in the college’s fall commencement ceremony in December in Houston. They became the first graduating class of the Conrad N. Hilton College-Lima, a program that was the result of an international partnership with the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, the school where the Lima students take their first two years of classes before beginning the UH curriculum. “That was really exciting,” said Lydia Westbrook, the director of international and external programs for the college. “There were 13 graduates, and 10 of them came up here with their families. We had a one-week program where they were able to meet some local industry people. We also took them to the Hilton Americas and the Houston Visitors Center, so they saw some of the hospitality industry that’s here in Houston.” Westbrook said the graduates were able to meet some of the college’s professors and student ambassadors so they could get to know the campus and their school. They continued with a graduation brunch
planned just for them and ended with the commencement ceremony, where they walked with the Houston graduates. According to a press release, almost half of the Lima students had job offers upon graduation. Claudia Cavero, one of the 13 Lima graduates, works as an operations coordinator for U.S.-based travel agency Latin America for Less and said the two universities are a great pair. “USIL is the best hospitality college in Peru, and I think it’s a great fit, because they really emphasize the importance of opening up to global opportunities,” Cavero said. “UH is one of the most diverse places I’ve ever been, so it really is a perfect match. I found that both colleges were on the same page as far as the hospitality industry, which reflects the academic level that these universities share.” Westbrook said the Hilton College couldn’t be happier with the progress of the relatively young program, which will begin its fifth semester in the summer. The Lima program is not only for students across Latin America to get an American education. American Hilton students are also invited and encouraged to study in Lima. “We also have an exchange program with (USIL), so we aren’t just delivering the degree down there and that’s it,” Westbrook said. “Our students have the opportunity to CULINARY continues on page 8
Board of Regents to determine student finances, futures Amanda Hilow News editor
The UH System Board of Regents will meet at 12:30 p.m. today in the Hilton UH to make financial and academic decisions with the potential to impact the entire student community. Fees and tuition Needing only final approval from the Board, the UH System is requesting to establish four-year fixed tuition rates for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 for first-time-in-college freshmen and undergraduate transfer students. According to the meeting’s agenda packet, the fixed-rate program is a requirement of House Bill 29 from the
83rd Texas Legislature, but the fixed rates are optional for students. Approval is also being requested to change to the FY2015 and FY2016 variable-rate undergraduate and graduate tuition and fee rates; to the mandatory student-recommended fees; and to the voluntary and optional fees and charges for FY2015. Asset sales If all items on the agenda are approved, President and Chancellor Renu Khator will also have the authority to bring in extra funds. The Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee and the Finance and Administration
Committee will request approval to delegate the authority to Khator to negotiate and execute the sale of about 2.89 acres of UH land, just south of the Energy Research Park and along Brays Bayou, to the Houston Parks Board in order to ease the cost of an Khator upcoming hiking and electric cart trail and a new tunnel system for utility infrastructure. UH would maintain the right to use the property for any purpose. According to the agenda item, the sale price would total $336,520.
The Finance and Administration Committee is also seeking to delegate authority for the sale of properties acquired as gifts since 1980. The total value of these properties is $157,267, according to information provided to the Board. Endowment funds, other assets Representatives from investment company Cambridge Associates are working with the Endowment Management Committee to modify the UH System Investment Policy for NonEndowed Funds. About $626 million in non-endowed funds are currently subject to this policy, according to the committee report.
“All non-endowed financial assets of the University of Houston System are to be invested in a manner that will provide the highest investment return with the maximum security while meeting the daily cash flow demands of the System,” according to the redlined policy. If the revised copy is approved, 50 percent of UH’s non-endowed assets will be allocated in cash pool and invested in money market funds with a 91-day benchmark, and 50 percent will be allocated to a liquidity pool with a horizon of one to five years. The Endowment Management REGENTS continues on page 3
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Grant fuels food studies Sara Baumgartner Contributing writer
The The Gulf Coast Food Project, directed by three UH professors, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to potentially develop new food studies courses in the UH curriculum. Founded in 2009, the Gulf Coast Food Project is co-directed by history associate professors Todd Romero and Monica Perales and communications associate professor Temple Northup. It is housed in the Center for Public History and is supported by the Center for Public History, the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Through the collaborative efforts of these three professors, a website has been created to provide education on Houston food and its cultural history. “We can have conversations about the environment and sustainability, culture, health, labor, gender — because all of these are connected to food. Food allows us to have meaningful dialogue with others around our common humanity,” Perales said. The primary purpose of the Gulf Coast Food Project is to study food in the Gulf Coast region and the culture behind it. With the grant money given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the directors of the project will be able to add as many as nine more courses to curriculum that will eventually lead to the development of an Interdisciplinary Food Studies minor at UH. The Food for Thought Speaker series is another development in the Gulf Coast Food Project that encourages the study of food and is open to the University and general public. In addition, the Gulf Coast Food Project plans to hold a conference titled “America Eats Revisited” on race and ethnicity in American food customs. Northup teaches a course in documentary film making in which students create their own films about the Houston community and food. The first time Perales and Northup collaborated was when Perales’ history students worked with Northup’s communication students to create seven short film projects about Houston’s food. “It is important to reach out to the community, because that is what has made us most successful,” Northup said. “We hope to be a part of the food film festival later this year.” email@example.com
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Committee is also requesting to liquidate four UH endowments, including two from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, to transfer the funds to the UH Foundation to accommodate the
award stipulations. “The two Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo endowments and The Federation of Houston Professional Women Scholarship Endowment stipulate that scholarships only be awarded to U.S. citizens,” according to the docket item, “and in the case of (the latter), the additional criterion of awarding
scholarships only to female students. These criteria are not consistent with state law.” The funds from the fourth endowment, the Computing Center Scholarship Endowment, will be dissolved and transferred to the Staff Council Scholarship Fund, which the committee believes aligns with the original
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Remaining political parties reviewed for election Gemrick Curtom Opinion columnist
During the Student Government Association debate on Feb. 13, Naeem Abdullah seemed to share criticism about the current administration under SGA President Cedric Bandoh. Abdullah believes his party can be the “better administration that will actually do something” and make real change on campus. He also said the current administration serves as “puppets” for University administrators. My biggest concern for the “We” Party is that it does not truly advocate the “we” it is named after, because it seems like it is a platform solely for Abdullah’s “me.” In early February, Abdullah led an unsuccessful attempt to transfer the Urban Experience Program — a program that, in theory, would benefit students, but just didn’t have quantifiable results — to the Division of Community Relations and Institutional Access from the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. With little to no proactive campaigning, it seems that the “We” Party serves only as a platform to gain traction with progress in regard
to the UEP. I feel that Abdullah’s campaign is self-serving in the sense that the UEP seems to be the motivation in running for student body president. SGA passed SGAR-50006 to resolve the conflict and tasked the Student Life Committee chair to conduct a monthly follow-up for the remainder of Fiscal Year 15 with staff and members of the UEP to evaluate the administration’s effort in improving the collaborative endeavor. Amendments to resolution SGAR-50006 brought by Abdullah were denied by the Senate. UEP’s attempted transfer came as a result of students who felt that administrators were being ineffective and denounced any evidence in support of the program’s effectiveness. UEP was told to provide more solid data to retain future funding. “Administrators have an elitisttype attitude. We will not bow down to the administration,” Abdullah said. “We will walk cohesively with them.” A party with good intentions is not enough to warrant votes from students. The unhealthy relationship with University administrators
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does not help either. Elitism seems to be an underlying characteristic of SGA — it might just be the nature of government — and it doesn’t seem like the “We” Party has the means to work around that. Cougar Pawlitics Disgruntled with the current state of SGA, Shane Smith looks to bring the organization back to the basics. Smith intends to change the state of mind of the Senate because he believes it does not serve the students and that it operates on its own agenda. Smith, a freshman, believes this is an opportunity for students to bring in new breath to SGA and instill pride for the organization. If Smith became SGA president, there’s the opportunity for a consistent leadership and ongoing change with the organization and the campus. Smith hopes to seek the return of regular town hall meetings with senators and their constituents — an event that doesn’t happen anymore. “The senators are not working for the students,” Smith said.
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SGA’s bylaws require these meetings to happen.It is doubtful that there will be a satisfying turnout of students at these town hall meetings. It boils down to individual senators persuading students to come to these meetings. It’s a task much more difficult than it sounds. With youth comes naiveté, causing one to wonder whether Smith has enough experience to lead SGA as president. His role within the organization was relatively shortlived and limited. It’s a trade-off students may be willing to make: bring in a young contender with the chance to make long-term change and initiatives, even though the results might not be immediate. Cougar Pawlitics may not have the strongest foothold in campaigning, but with a solid platform and an angle toward on-campus students, this party stands as a strong contender in the ring. It seems like students might want to take that chance. We’ll just have to wait and see. Opinion columnist Gemrick Curtom is a public relations junior and may be reached at email@example.com
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Student Government Association’s members can’t properly represent their constituents if they are unable to conduct themselves with decorum. Candidates have touted student leadership and have pressed for further student involvement, but the Senate’s incumbent and prospective student delegates were unable to control themselves from improper outbursts. The SGA election trial Monday night was the pinnacle of its disparate image: an organization that waves the banner of student service while effectively ignoring them. The bottom line of the entire election process — campaigning, filing complaints, voting — should be to serve students. When officials disrespect, bicker and intentionally discredit each other, not only do they trample on the fledgling image of SGA, but students, too, are at a loss. Those involved with SGA are expected to be the collective voice of all Cougars on campus, cooperating with administrators, faculty and staff across this vast expanse we call our University. Coupled with our growing national acclaim and push for Tier One in all areas, the time for effective student collaboration has never been more urgent. But rather than focus on the bigger picture, SGA has been riddled with petty disputes that have derailed the organization from its mission of “empowering” students, especially during this time of rapid change. When members are at war with each other, students are the ones left in the rubble.
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Talented freshman becomes better teammate Channler K. Hill Editor in chief
Despoina Vogasari was named American Athletic Conference Tennis Player of the Week for the second straight week Tuesday. | Courtesy of UH Athletics
The decision whether to go pro or play a collegiate sport didn’t come easy for Despoina Vogasari. After growing up in Athens, Greece, Vogasari, 17, debated whether to begin her professional career or put it on hold by attending UH to strengthen her athletic ability and obtain a college degree. But the decision did not rest solely on her shoulders; her parents and brother helped her make the transition to the United States. “It was a really tough time, because it was like a life decision, and they were really supportive, and they helped me through a lot, and they supported me, and they told me that ‘We’re with you — anything you choose, we’re going back to you up 100 percent,’” Vogasari said. In the last two weeks, Vogasari said, she has made her family proud with her continued success. She was named American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week and American Athletic Conference Tennis Player of the Week for the second time in as many weeks. “It feels really, really good. It’s a big honor. I’m satisfied with the way I’m playing, but it’s not enough for me. I will try my best throughout the
rest of the season, and I hope I win more of those,” Vogasari said. But the transition to team sports was difficult for her at first. Vogasari spent time playing individual tennis tournaments before she arrived at UH, which made her struggle to become a team player. For her first six months at UH she said she thought only about herself and what she needed to do to win. Team captain and senior Celia Fraser said she has already noticed a change in Vogasari. “Being on court next to her, I could hear her cheering for me between both courts, and it was a great feeling being a senior and just knowing that your freshmen have bought into what you’re trying to do, and everyone is heading toward the same goal,” Fraser said. Head coach Patrick Sullivan has experience coaching players who have had some of the same skills as Vogasari. He coached two No. 1 players who started their winning streaks with a successful freshman season. “Luckily I’ve been down this road before. She’s great, and I think she’s as talented if not more talented than those other two, but she’s got a long way to go before she can get her picture on the walls as an AllAmerican. Great start, we’re really
proud of her, but she’s got a way higher ceiling than what she’s done so far,” Sullivan said. “She’s had a good first 25 percent to her first year.” While the team and Sullivan have noticed positive changes in her performance, Sullivan said she is still working on her fitness and mental toughness. Assistant Director of Sports Performance Kiara Pulliam has been an asset to Vogasari in the weight room by helping her get in shape. “She is very tough, but it’s a matter of getting her to be tough and focused for a long period of time. I’ve seen her be as tough as anyone I’ve ever coached, man or woman; I’ve seen her have 15 minutes of toughness, tougher than anyone I’ve ever coached, but I’ve never seen her have two hours straight of toughness. A tennis match is a marathon,” Sullivan said. “A lot of it is physical, but at least half the game is mental. If we can get her to keep on continuing to make strides physically and then focusing for longer than 15 minutes, focusing from the beginning to the end of a match, there’s no limit to what she can accomplish.” firstname.lastname@example.org
UH believes win could provide postseason spark Marcus Gutierrez Staff writer
After gaining some momentum from a conference win against UCF, the Cougars look to join the national conversation as No. 21 Memphis comes to town Thursday. The last time these teams played, Memphis defeated UH 82-59 at the FedExForum on Jan. 23. Memphis dominated for most of the game and brought a physical intensity UH could not match. The Cougars hope the results will change with the venue when the Tigers enter Hofheinz Pavilion. “They are as good as anyone in the country at converting turnovers and missed shots into baskets, so transition defense is going to be very important,” said head coach James Dickey on his radio show Monday night. “(That means) valuing the basketball, not turning the ball over and not giving easy baskets in transition. We want to make them play more of a half-court game.” With a pedestrian record so far,
Head coach James Dickey said the Cougars need to limit turnovers to earn a win when No. 21 Memphis makes a trip to Hofheinz Pavilion on Thursday. | Justin Tijerina/The Daily Cougar UH (13-14, 4-9) knows that games against top opponents down the stretch will influence its postseason position.
The Cougars, now sixth in the American Athletic Conference standings, are in position for the final first-round bye for the conference
tournament. “We need to get this win going into the conference tournament,” said redshirt sophomore forward
LeRon Barnes. The Cougars have competed well at home in conference play — games against No. 23 SMU and No. 11 Cincinnati were close losses that were decided down the stretch. The Cougars are looking to convert close losses into victories against ranked teams. “We’re excited. They are a good team, but we’re strongly confident in ourselves, and we know that if we play correctly and do everything we have to do, we are the better team,” said senior forward J.J. Richardson. Memphis (21-6, 10-4) is fourth in the American after winning four of its last five games. With four games left until the conference tournament, each game becomes crucial to seeding any possible postseason play. It comes down to the basics in basketball. “We have to take care of our business one game at a time,” Dickey said. email@example.com
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Creating bowls to feed hungry Diana Nguyen
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For Philanthropy Awareness Week, UH is hosting the fifth annual Empty Bowls Bowl-A-Thon for participants to create ceramic bowls that are donated to the Houston Food Bank to raise money. | Courtesy of Tom Perry
As part of UH’s Philanthropy Awareness Week, #UHPhil Week, UH will host its fifth annual Empty Bowls Bowl-A-Thon from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Ceramics Studio of the Fine Arts Building in Room 124. Everyone is invited to participate, and clay will be provided. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Artists, potters, craftspeople, educa tors and others who w ork w ithin the community join together to create handcrafted bowls, and 100 percent of proceeds go to the Houston Food Bank. Co-chair of Empty Bowls Houston Tom Perry said Empty Bowls Houston wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the help of students and faculty in the Greater Houston area. “Empty Bowls Houston has raised more than $410,000 in its first nine years, all of that directly benefiting the Houston Food Bank in its efforts to deliver nutritious meals to the thousands of people in need in Houston and its surrounding communities,” Perry said. “We could not be this successful without the tremendous support of the
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Organizations to represent diversity at cultural carnival Courtney Gregory Staff writer
An annual extravaganza of cultures will feature food, music and activities from noon to 7 p.m. March 4 at Lynn Eusan Park. The Council of Ethnic Organizations will host its signature spring event, “Carnaval of Cultures,” for students to explore. This day-long event features a afternoon portion when students sell different foods to represent different regions of the world and their palates. Prices will range from 50 cents for single items to $5 for a full plate of food. “There are so many types of food that the students bring,” said Cultural Programming Director Jimmy Mai. “It’s all good, especially the samosas — it’s just a great blend of spices, potatoes and other vegetables.” The Carnaval offers baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies and pastries; Asian drinks; Vietnamese sandwiches; Korean sushi; samosas; meat pies; meat skewers; noodles; kabobs; and more. Free novelties, including balloon art and face painting, are sold during the afternoon portion alongside the food.
The Council of Ethnic Organizations is hosting its annual Carnaval of Cultures on March 4 at Lynn Eusan Park where various organizations will showcase their traditional food and dances. | Courtesy of Godson Azie After 4 p.m., things take an exciting turn as students switch their focus from food to the arts. “The transition from the marketplace portion in the morning to performances in the evening is my favorite part of Carnaval of Cultures,” said CEO Director Erica Tat. “It adds excitement and energy when we can plan a day filled with activities for the student body to enjoy.” World regions are represented by student organizations performing
acts that include dancing, singing, martial arts and spoken word. “I think the evening portion will be great because it truly displays the diversity of the different cultures in a new visual way,” said chair of membership development Ilana Zimmerman. Carnaval of Cultures celebrates UH’s pride in its diversity and showcases the richness offered by such a diverse campus. email@example.com
Organizations at the Carnaval are arranging face painting, food and other funfilled activities for students to experience culture. | Courtesy of Godson Azie
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Tensions flare amidst Elections Trial Board hearing in Chambers Though a “not guilty” verdict was passed, Monday night left SGA candidates on a dissonant chord. Disagreements were vocalized by some attendants. For more information, visit thedailycougar.com/news
The SGA Elections Trial Board found in a 3-1 ruling that REDvolution presidential candidate Charles Haston was not guilty of falsifying financial disclosure documents. The evidence that the defense provided was that Haston could not have filed a financial disclosure for the campaign site uhredvolution.com during the first cycle because he wasn’t billed by his independent contractor until afterwards, though the site was, unknowingly, live. The night ended with applause from REDvolution members. All photos by Justin Tijerina/The Daily Cougar
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study over there, too. They have topnotch kitchen and dining facilities, a student-run restaurant, studentrun coffee shop and they even have a student-run bakery. Because of their facilities down there, it has really made it a nice match for the students to go back and forth and get the same great education.” Westbrook said that in addition to already having received some applications from students who want to go to Lima this fall, applications for the summer program in Cusco, Peru have begun to flow in. The program in Peru is still new, and Westbrook said there are no plans to expand to other countries at this time. firstname.lastname@example.org
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