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SG aids students with ticket debacle LAWRENCE BARRECA • Staff Writer

A number of students who believed their final season in Tiger Stadium slipped away have gotten a second chance, thanks to an online appeal form provided by Student Government. The ticket ordering notification emails, which would normally be found in students’ inboxes weeks before their respective ordering windows, were missed by a number of upperclassmen because their emails were being sent to spam. Last week, social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter exploded with irate LSU students who missed their football ticket ordering windows. Once students began voicing their displeasure on Facebook, SG

took notice. “I sent it to our Chief of Staff and told him that we needed to jump on this, because if it happened to a couple of people, then it likely happened to a lot, and it turns out it did,” said SG Senate Director of Communications David Holley. “That’s what prompted [SG jumping on the issue] was just seeing a couple people posting on social media ticked off about it.” After enough students complained, SG set up a form for students to appeal their missed tickets. The appeal form was made available at 5:30 p.m.

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CONSTRUCTION

‘Easy Streets II’ begins on campus Trey Labat Staff Writer

Construction has begun on phase one of the Easy Streets II program, designed to ease traffic around campus. The bulk of the construction will occur around Dalrymple Drive, Infirmary Road and Cypress Drive. A major feature of the first phase includes new “sharrows” — shared roadway bicycle markings — designed to encourage more students to bike to campus. Parking in the Tower Drive area will be closed to B Plan parkers. Traffic will be allowed, but will be limited to one lane with flagmen managing the flow of cars during construction. Parking on Tower Drive from South Stadium Drive will also be eliminated in order to create a safer corridor for CONSTRUCTION, see page 4

REORGANIZATION

Transition Advisory Team addresses tenure, recruiting Taylor Schoen Staff Writer

The Transition Advisory Team discussed increasing research faculty funding, tenure evaluations and maintaining faculty retention on Monday afternoon. To keep faculty at the University, TAT has recommended increasing faculty funding from $12 million to $55 million, adding graduate students to the research process and expanding undergraduate research to build a globally competitive research enterprise. Lee Griffin, co-chair of the Finance and Revenue Subcommittee and president and CEO of the LSU Foundation said the way qualifications for tenure are measured for research faculty members need to be changed.

“Some professor’s research or a professor that’s doing a lot of good in terms of research and bringing things out of the lab whether it be commerce, or a license, a patent or a start up, that doesn’t really count toward tenure,” Griffin said. Griffin said the qualifications for tenure need to be updated and especially include technological transfer and discoveries. Jim Firnberg, chair of the Research and Discovery Subcommittee, addressed the declining rate of faculty retention and the need to stabilize the faculty. “Our faculties have not received raises in four years or five. This will be the fifth if they don’t get a raise this year, and we’ve been picked off by the best universities in the country,” Firnberg said.

TAT also suggested the University needs to implement aggressive student recruiting processes on a state, national and international level. Carroll Suggs, co-chair of the Student Experience Subcommittee, said a higher recruitment level would increase the graduate and undergraduate populations consistently, attract top students nationally and internationally, increase graduate rates and increase revenues from out of state tuition. Suggs said the University has a recruiting team of “maybe” six while Alabama has a team of 45. Suggs suggested improving the student experience by increasing the availability of TRANSITION, see page 4

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Lee Griffin speaks Monday at a Transition Advisory Team meeting in the LSU Energy, Coast and Environment Building.


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INTERNATIONAL Dubai pardons woman at center of rape dispute on Monday DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With her passport back in hand, a Norwegian woman at the center of a Dubai rape claim dispute said Monday that officials dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage in the latest clash between the city’s Islamic-based legal codes and its international branding as a Western-friendly haven. “I am very, very happy,” Marte Deborah Dalelv told The Associated Press after she was cleared by the order of Dubai’s ruler. “I am overjoyed.” Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to royal heir, name still unknown LONDON (AP) — It’s a boy! Prince William’s wife, Kate, gave birth to a prince who is now third in line to the British throne. The child was born Monday afternoon, after many Britons woke up to the news that Kate had gone into labor with the couple’s first child. The royal birth announcement said the boy was born at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The announcement did not include a name for the future monarch, though one is expected to be revealed in the coming days.

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Norwegian Marte Deborah Dalelv, 24, shows her passport Monday at the Norwegian Seaman’s Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Frenzied crowds greet Pope Francis in Brazil during his seven-day visit RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Frenzied crowds of Roman Catholics mobbed the car carrying Pope Francis on Monday when he returned to his home continent for the first time as pontiff, embarking on a seven-day visit meant to fan the fervor of the faithful around the globe. During the pope’s first minutes in Brazil, ecstatic believers forced the closed Fiat to stop several times as they swarmed around during the drive from the airport to an official opening ceremony in Rio’s center.

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STATE/LOCAL

Sex offender charged with slaying 3 kidnapped women in Cleveland

Funeral set for 6-year-old stabbing victim who disappeared from bed

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The soul-searching has begun in and around Cleveland — again — as the chilling details emerge from the latest missing-women case to send a shiver through the metropolitan area. A registered sex offender was charged Monday with murder and kidnapping in the slayings of three women whose bodies were found in plastic trash bags in a run-down East Cleveland neighborhood. It is the third major case in four years of multiple killings or abductions to haunt the Rust Belt metropolis. Zimmerman helped four people out of wrecked SUV in central Florida

DONALDSONVILLE (AP) — Large photographs of 6-year-old Ahlittia North were displayed on easels near her small coffin at the Christian Assembly Church in Gonzales. The child was stabbed to death after disappearing from her mother’s suburban New Orleans apartment more than a week ago. She was to be buried at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Donaldsonville, where her father and stepmother live. Ahlittia disappeared after she was put to bed on the night of Friday, July 12. Her body was found in a trash bin near the apartment three days later.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle in Florida last week — days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Seminole County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said in a statement that deputies responding last Wednesday afternoon to the wreck in Sanford — the Orlando suburb where Martin was shot — found Zimmerman and another man had already helped a couple and their two children out of a flipped SUV.

Landrieu, Cassidy compete to lower flood insurance premiums (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her Senate race challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, are jockeying for credit and prominence on a high-profile problem for many Louisiana residents: the skyrocketing cost of flood insurance premiums. Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, worked with other lawmakers to get a temporary fix through the House that would delay the higher premiums for one year.

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Brandalyn Johnson, right, guardian of 6-year-old murder victim Ahlittia North, is hugged by visitors Monday at funeral services for Ahlittia in Gonzales, La.

Founding bishop of Lake Charles Diocese dies, cause unknown LAKE CHARLES (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles has announced the death of its founding bishop. The Diocese said in a statement that 84-year-old Bishop Jude Speyrer died Sunday in Opelousas. The cause was not released as of Monday morning. Speyrer was ordained a priest in the Lafayette Diocese in 1953. He was installed as the first bishop of the Lake Charles Diocese on April 25, 1980. He retired on Dec. 12, 2000.

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School of HRE relocates to Coates Hall Move allows for better resource usage Lawrence Barreca Staff Writer

The University School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development is on the move in 2013. Formerly located in the Old Forestry Building just south of the Quad, the school can now be found in 298 Coates Hall. Wet paint signs and cardboard boxes still line the hallway as the administration prepares for the upcoming school session, and the new location will look to benefit the school in the future. Michael Burnett, director of the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, said the move to a more centrally located area of campus occurred for several reasons. “The Old Forestry Building

has been on the demolition list for some years now, and it is not in the long term plan for the campus,” Burnett said. “The building is very old, and it has a lot of maintenance problems. While there was a concentrated space available, we were given the opportunity to move at a time when we could move all our faculty together.” Burnett said he recently learned that the Old Forestry Building is not planned for imminent demolition, and the facility will be used as swing space for other programs while renovations occur elsewhere on campus. With the upcoming $100 million plan to renovate Patrick Taylor Hall, the space in the Old Forestry Building will be used by areas of the engineering department. But the new school location in Coates has other benefits. Burnett said computer resources were slow in the Old Forestry Building, largely due to the fact that the facility was not connected to the University fiber optic cables. The new location in

Coates Hall, which was previously occupied by computer science, will allow for more efficient use of network resources. Another benefit includes the more-centrally located space on campus, as having the school in the Quad allows for easier access. Being a part of the newly formed College of Human Sciences and Education, the new location puts the school closer to other programs within the college. The office for the college can be found across the Quad from the new school location in Peabody Hall. All in all, the new location will look to benefit those who come through the program. The School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development prepares trainers in training development positions within businesses and industries, according to Burnett. “At the doctoral level, we’re primarily preparing people who will work at universities and in

University faculty positions,” he said. “We do have a major emphasis on our program, also on leadership and leadership development, and that can be very beneficial.” Contact Lawrence Barreca at lbarreca@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @LawrenceBarreca

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 7:30 AM 10:00 AM

Breakfast to Business - Louisiana State University Art Exhibit - Centuries of Progress: American World's Fairs, 1853-1984 - LSU Student Union Art Gallery

4:00 PM

Andy Forest - The Spotted Cat Music Club

6:00 PM

Greg Agid Quartet - The Maison Twilight Tour - Baton Rouge Zoo

7:15 PM 7:30 PM

Team Trivia - George's Place "Twelfth Night" - Louisiana State University

8:00 PM

Shannon Powell - Preservation Hall Kocktail Karaoke - Goodfriends Bar Scott Jackson - Old Point Bar

8:30 PM

Comedy Beast Free Show - Howlin' Wolf

9:00 PM

Magnitude - The Maison Tikioki Karaoke - The Saint Bar & Lounge Tom Fischer and Friends - Fritzels Jazz Club

10:00 PM

Irony Free Karaoke - The Library at Northgate

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Summer Movie Clubhouse - Cinemark Baton Rouge Art Exhibit - Centuries of Progress: American World's Fairs, 1853-1984 - LSU Student Union Art Gallery

The School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development will be moved from the Old Forestry Building to Coates Hall.

4:00 PM

Ben Polcer - The Spotted Cat Music Club Under the Streetlamp Concert L'Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge

of her book bag, at which time a black male approached her and grabbed her computer. After yelling at the suspect while holding onto her computer, the suspect ran off. At approximately 9:45 a.m., another robbery took place outside of the 459 Commons. A male student was approached by a black male who asked to use the student’s cell phone, but ran off before using the phone. The victim was able to see the suspect get into a older model truck with another suspect. Monday’s robberies occurred just five days after an armed robbery on Highland Road at Tower Drive. According to Lalonde, the victim was walking down Highland Road when he was approached by a man wearing a mask. The suspect then punched the victim in the face with the hand

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Crime Briefs Three on-campus robberies occur within three hours of each other According to LSUPD spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde, two robberies and one attempted robbery happened in the span of just under three hours Monday morning. LSUPD believes the three robberies are related. The first robbery, which happened at approximately 8:15 a.m., occurred after a female victim was approached by a black male outside of Broussard Hall who asked if he could used her cell phone. After completing the call, the suspect ran off with the victim’s phone. The second attempt took place outside of West Campus Apartments at approximately 9:32 a.m. The female victim was walking when she took her laptop out

in which he held a gun, knocking the victim to the ground. While the victim was on the ground, the suspect stole his cell phone and escaped in a grey-colored Toyota SUV with another suspect. These recent robberies have caused LSUPD to step up patrols throughout campus. “We will be stepping up our patrols in light of recent events; we are reallocating resources in order to be more proactive to stop incidents like this from happening,” Lalonde said. “We are encouraging students to report any and all suspicious behavior and to be aware of their surroundings. By traveling in groups, students can lessen the opportunity for incidents like this to occur.” Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at news@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_news

9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM

"Twelfth Night" - Louisiana State University The Shotgun Jazz Band - Preservation Hall Comedy Night - The Station Sports Bar and Grill Pacific Dub - Hi Ho Lounge-LA Karoke in Exile - Caf Lafitte in Exile Chuck Brackman and Barry Foulon - Fritzels Jazz Club Live Band Karaoke - Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's Smoke 'n Bones - The Maison Drag Bingo - George's Place St. Louis Slim - The Spotted Cat Music Club Jet Lounge - House of Blues New Orleans

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Wednesday. By 11:00 p.m. that evening, 85 students had submitted appeal assistance requests. By 4:30 p.m. Friday, 334 students submitted a request. Of those 334 students, 61 percent were seniors and 10 percent were juniors. Forty-eight sophomores and 15 freshmen also appealed, but this was most likely because they believed they had missed their ordering window when, in fact, their windows hadn’t arrived yet, according to Holley. Thirty-two grad students or fifth-year seniors also applied. Holley and SG Chief of Staff Joe Gipson worked to set up the appeal form and create a document to send to the Athletic Department in order to help students get their tickets. The document was then sent to the Athletic Department, and the ticketing window was re-opened for any students who faced the spam issue. Though SG is happy with the student turnout, there are still

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problems that need to be solved. in the future for people who didn’t “I’m really excited that we have the ability to access things had such a large turnout … but at like Student Government, because the same time, it’s really concern- I don’t want that many people to ing, because miss out on if students are ‘I’m really proud of the way football tickmissing emails we performed, and I hope ets,” Parks said. that are so In the end, important to that we’ll be able to continue the administheir experi- to do that, and I think it set tration feels ence here, what that its efforts this administration off in pushed the ordoes that mean for the way ganization in the right direction.’ our servers are the right direcworking, and tion heading David Holley do we need to into the fall seSG Senate Director of Communications re-evaluate the mester. way we’re getting out messages to “I hope that, for us, we’re able students?” said SG Vice President to remember that we served a valuTaylor Parks. able purpose, and we have to be in Parks also said that the spam tune to what students’ needs are,” issue may have stemmed from the Holley said. “I’m really proud of recent Gmail update, as the Ticket the way we performed, and I hope Office has stated that it has not that we’ll be able to continue to do changed its process of sending out that, and I think it set this adminemails to students. istration off in the right direction.” Regardless, she hopes more solutions will be made available Contact Lawrence Barreca at following this debacle. lbarreca@lsureveille.com; “I’m hoping there are going to be more options made available Twitter: @LawrenceBarreca

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Transition, from page 1

scholarships, providing technical assistance to all campuses and early identification and intervention for struggling students. She also said the University needs to expand its availability of quality online courses, creating an “always-on” University with Saturday and evening course offerings and use experiential learning and competency assessments to award course credit. Christel Slaughter, partner at SSA Consultants, gave an example of experiential learning. “After you have been in the military and have many, many years of actual leadership … the thought that you’re going to have to come back and take an entry level management or leadership

course seems odd,” Slaughter said. She later addressed the need to modernize the University’s enterprise information systems, which performs functions such as administering payroll and registering students. “We are at risk of a potential catastrophic failure,” Slaughter said “We have no choice. We have a legacy system that is obsolete. It is serving us right now, but the further we go, the worse it is.” The new system will be comprised of hosted or outsourced IT system support models and is expected to initially cost $6 million to $8 million. Contact Taylor Schoen at tschoen@lsureveille.com

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Construction on Dalrymple Drive blocks a lane of traffic Monday as part of the Easy Streets II pedestrian traffic expansion.

“It was so late in the summer that all the bidding was pedestrians and provide addition- done and all the paperwork had al bicycle access. been completed that we didn’t According to Director of think we’d be able to do the Parking, Traffic whole project in ‘This plan was and Transportaone go-round,” tion Gary S. Gra- approved after a study Graham said. “So ham, the bulk of the decision was the construction is three years ago — we’re made to split it being done to imtwo phases, only just now being into prove pedestrian with phase two able to get to it.’ safety throughout being completed campus. next summer.” “This plan The secGary S. Graham was approved ond phase of Director of Parking, Traffic after a study Easy Streets and Transportation three years ago II will address — we’re only just now be- pedestrian problems around ing able to get to it,” Graham the South Campus Drive and said. South Stadium Drive portion According to Graham, of campus. all of the construction is anticipated to be done by the time the fall semester starts, which Contact Trey Labat at is one of the main reasons the tlabat@lsureveille.com; Easy Streets plan was split into Twitter: @treylabat_TDR two phases.

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Scheduling Disadvantage? Traditional conference scheduling under fire after SEC Media Days JAMES MORAN • Contributing Writer

It’s an old coach’s saying in sports that all any team can do is win the games that appear on the schedule. But if the games on that schedule are consistently harder than those played by an opponent, should the coach say something? Les Miles did. The LSU coach addressed the inequalities of the Southeastern Conference’s cross-division scheduling process when he spoke Thursday at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. He started with a backhanded shot at the schedule makers to close out his opening statement. “We look forward to lining up against the best in the east and the best in the west,” Miles said. Miles was later asked about the discrepancy. Specifically, he was asked about the difference between LSU’s Eastern Division opponents — Florida and Georgia, who went a combined 142 in conference last season — and Alabama’s cross-division foes — Tennessee and Kentucky, whose combined record was 1-15 in the SEC. “I’d have to say there’s a repeated scheduling advantage and disadvantage for certain teams in this conference based on tradition and traditional matchups,” Miles said Thursday. This season will be the seventh time LSU plays both Florida and Georgia in the regular season since the SEC instituted divisional play in 1992. In comparison, Alabama hasn’t been scheduled to play the Gators and Bulldogs in the same season since 1991. Along with divisional play, the SEC also began playing a Conference Championship game in 1992. Florida and Georgia have combined to represent the Eastern Division in 15 of those 21 championship games. Florida has a conference-high 10 of those SCHEDULE, see page 11

LSU has played Florida Georgia and

in the same season

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1991.

times since

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Cross-divisonal opponents faced since 1992*:

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6 6 7

Vanderbilt Missouri

6 0

Tennesee South Carolina

8 6

22 8 14 1

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FOOTBALL

Coaches express disdain over polls Tyler Nunez Contributing Writer

The media’s Preseason AllSoutheastern Conference football teams and rankings were released on Thursday — much to the dismay of many SEC coaches who find the predictions to be pointless. Those on hand at SEC Media Days chose LSU to finish third in the SEC West with 1324 points and seven first-place votes. The Tigers were placed behind Alabama, who received 1681 points with 225 first-place votes, and Texas A&M with 1333 points and 11 firstplace votes. LSU coach Les Miles indicated that he does not care where LSU starts the season, but instead, where it finishes. “A year like this year, where you are not necessarily picked No. 1, basically there is a responsibility for us to control the outcome,” Miles said. “… It really does not affect us what the perimeter of that team room says about them.” Miles is not the only one who sees flaws in the system. Alabama coach Nick Saban, whose team received 182 of 243 votes predicting it to be the SEC Champion, called out the media on the accuracy of these predictions, calling the the process “almost a little bit crazy.” Saban noted that the media has POLLS, see page 11

FOOTBALL

Jennings will get his chance BARRECA’S LAW LAWRENCE BARRECA Staff Writer Offensive coorindator Cam Cameron inherited a new offense at LSU that is nothing short of ordinary. He has a tall, lanky, big-armed quarterback, a dynamic backfield, a top-tier offensive line and receivers who — when they actually hold on to the ball — can provide a threat at any level of the field. Cameron saw this exact same formula play out to somewhat perfection in Baltimore, as the squad would eventually become 2013 Super Bowl Champions. Over the course of five seasons as offensive coordinator for the Ravens, Cameron took a young

power arm by the name of Joe Flacco and helped turn him into a World Champion and Super Bowl MVP. But there was always something Cameron would do that would irk Ravens fans: he loved the mobile QB, and he made sure anyone watching the game knew about it. Many people have stated that the 2013 Tigers will live and die with Zach Mettenberger under center. I believe they won’t. Don’t get me wrong, I see Mettenberger’s potential as much as the next guy, and his performance in 2012 was nothing to hang his head about. In a year where he threw for 2609 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions against Southeastern Conference competition, the now-senior QB stepped in and became a permanent starter for a program that previously had a revolving door at the position.

But last season was a year where Mettenberger — and only Mettenberger — was expected to lead the offense. It was a general consensus that backup Stephen Rivers wasn’t ready at the time, and LSU coach Les Miles stuck with his man until the end. But in 2013, things look a little different. Freshman QB Anthony Jennings, who has been raved about since he impressed during spring practices, brings athleticism to the table that has Cameron gushing. “The way I view Anthony — Some people use the term ‘dualthreat quarterback’ and then ‘pocket quarterback,’” Cameron told Tiger Sports Digest before the 2013 Spring Game. “I look at him as a pocket-mobile quarterback. He’s very bright.” JENNINGS, see page 6

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Freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) is tackled by senior linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) April 20, 2013 during the Spring Game in Tiger Stadium. Jennings has replaced sophomore quarterback Steven Rivers as the backup.


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LSU baseball team brings in several new faces Trey Labat Staff Writer

Consider the most recent chapter of the LSU baseball team finally closed. Star players Mason Katz, Raph Rhymes, Ryan Eades and JaCoby Jones all left for the next step of their careers — along with numerous other players — leaving coach Paul Mainieri to rebuild his squad in an attempt to replicate last season’s success. “Putting together a new team every year is what we do in athletics,” Mainieri said. “I feel as if I’ve been handed a big pile of clay, and as the sculptor of that clay, it’s up to me to try to make something beautiful out of it.” Replacing the departed starters will be a mixture of key bench players from last season — such as Jared Foster and Chris Chinea — and some of the 17 new players Mainieri has recruited. Of those recruits, 10 are pitchers, which will give Mainieri and

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Cameron has been known to find ways to integrate mobile QBs into his offensive schemes. During his five seasons in Baltimore, he had two such weapons: Former-Heisman winner Troy Smith and Tyrod Taylor. Throughout games, Cameron would insert them into a number of offensive packages — mostly for running options — to help throw off opposing defenses. The potential for a runner with a cannon for an arm always seemed to intrigue him, and he stuck with the strategy until his eventual firing in December 2012. If Smith wouldn’t have fallen ill due to tonsil problems in 2008, he would have been Baltimore’s

pitching coach Alan Dunn ample bodies to replace the five arms who left at the end of this season. Though two of the top pitching prospects the Tigers signed chose the MLB, the Tigers have a couple of arms coming in who could compete for playing time in their first season. Right-hander Parker Bugg was the only player who was selected in the MLB draft — he was taken in the 34th round — who decided to come to LSU. Bugg is a mammoth at 6-foot-6 with a low-90s fastball, but his “upside” is something Mainieri said he was most excited about. “[Bugg] obviously has a tremendous ‘upside.’ He is a tall, slender right-handed pitcher from San Diego, California, who projects as a guy that can potentially come in and help us right away,” Mainieri said. “He has a good feel for pitching and uses an over-the-top low-90s fastball with a major downhill plane to be effective.”

Bugg suffered the same fate as another highly-touted freshman, Alex Bregman. Bugg broke his foot and missed the second half of his senior season, causing him to slip on MLB teams’ draft boards. The Tigers also mined LSUEunice for a couple of starting caliber pitchers. Right-hander Brady Domangue and southpaw Zac Person were the Friday and Saturday starters respectively for LSU-E during the team’s run to becoming national runners-up in the 2012-13 season. Domangue has a high-80s fastball with downward movement who broke the LSU-Eunice strikeout record during his career. “[Domangue] is a guy who will work quickly and absolutely pound the strike zone with a

sinking fastball that sits in the high 80s but can touch the low 90s. He also has a super breaking ball that he uses as a strikeout pitch,” Mainieri said. “Brady is fun to watch because of his outstanding mound demeanor along with a quick, but smooth delivery to home plate. Person is a lefty with an average fastball and a wipeout slider, but Mainieri said his best attributes are his fast arm and good mechanics, which allow him to disguise his pitches and make hitters uncomfortable in the box. The last pitcher who could see playing time during his first year is true freshman Jared Poché. Poché was named to the first team All-State in both his junior and senior seasons, and according

to Mainieri, told MLB teams not to draft him due to his desire to play for LSU. As a southpaw, his low-90s fastball and hard breaking curveball both project to be effective at the college level. “[Poché’s] fastball consistently sits in the 90-mph range and he features a very hard 12 to six curveball that he can command,” Mainieri said. “This guy has a chance to be special, and I can’t wait to see the influence [pitching coach] Alan Dunn will have on him.”

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starting QB ahead of Flacco. And who knows what direction the franchise would have gone in from there? All I will say is this: no one can convince me that Jennings won’t get his chance in 2013. He’s too dynamic a weapon, Mettenberger isn’t a Heisman candidate and Cameron loves a dual-threat option. We’ll just have to wait and see if and when that chance will come.

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Rolling Stone, other media glamorize criminals ROB IN THE HOOD Robert Klare Columnist The cover of Rolling Stone has paid homage to countless accomplished musicians, influential political figures such as Barack Obama or Mitt Romney and movie stars like Clint Eastwood or John Travolta. While the professions may vary, most subjects are well respected or influential in their respective fields, a feat achieved by a lifetime of hard work. So Rolling Stone’s choice to plaster the image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing, comes as shock. The official story from Rolling Stone is that the cover “falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s longstanding commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day.” A more likely story is the alleged bomber’s image is merely bait to get the national media to focus on Rolling Stone for a while — which it has done very well. What the editors of Rolling Stone fail to realize – or maybe just don’t care about – is that they are immortalizing someone accused of committing acts of terrorism. They are elevating Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the acts he is accused of committing into a place normally only achievable by a lifetime of hard work. This gives a clear message to everyone in the nation: the fastest,

web comments The Daily Reveille wants to hear your reactions to our content. Go to lsureveille.com, our Facebook page and our Twitter account to let us know what you think. Check out what readers had to say in our comment section: In response to the article “Middleton restricted section content varies,” readers wrote: “Great idea for a story here. Just good nuts and bolts journalism that does not let the smallest detail go unconsidered. My congrats. I would never have thought of this,

easiest way to get famous is still mass murder and terrorism. While people with a healthy mindset will not be affected by this message, a mentally unstable individual might. An average of about 1 million people attempt suicide every year, according to the CDC. Many of these attempts are a cry for help — the last resort of someone desperate for attention. When a person with this suicidal mindset sees the news coverage of these terrorist acts, they see that setting off a few bombs or shooting up a school will earn them nonstop attention from media for weeks. Therapists and analysts will examine every detail of their life, debating back and forth about their motivations. People may even become sympathetic to their plight and see the killer as a victim as well. A suicide attempt may get some attention from a few friends and family. Acts of terrorism will get the attention of a nation. This glamorization of mass murderers has been a longtime tradition of the media, especially the 24-hour news channels. But while the news station’s coverage of any mass killing will eventually end, Rolling Stone’s cover image will never go away. Tsarnaev will be forever immortalized on the front cover of one of the most popular magazines in the nation, making it a far more lasting message that the fleeting coverage of the news stations. Additionally, while the viewership of 24-hour news networks are primarily middle aged people — 75 percent over age 30 — Rolling Stone’s demographics

are much younger, typically teenagers and young adults. Rolling Stone’s readers are also disproportionately white and male. In other words, people who read Rolling Stone are likely to look like Tsarnaev. By putting Tsarnaev on the front cover, Rolling Stone is almost saying to its readers, “This guy looks just like you. He could be you.” Reading the Rolling Stone article behind the image enforces this message and further immortalizes Tsarnaev. The article spans a whopping 12 pages, filled with the stories and images of Tsarnaev and his older brother from childhood to right before the bombing. The pages contain interviews of the brothers’ friends, teachers and counselors. Without fail, every single person vouches that Tsarnaev was a normal kid – someone who they just can’t imagine doing what he is accused of doing. Why Rolling Stone thinks this is “serious and thoughtful coverage” is baffling. Almost like clockwork, every time someone commits an act like this, their friends and family are quick to jump to the media and make these claims. Phrases like “the person I knew would never do something like this” have almost become cliché in the wake of a tragedy like the Boston Marathon bombing. Interviews like this fill the entire article as it attempts to explain the brother’s lives leading up to the bombing of the Boston Marathon. The brothers’ parents were divorced, their welfare benefits were cut, their rent was too

bookish though I am.” - Jeff Smithpeters

knowledge that playing games online leads to a sordid array of verbal abuse. We can thank both the anonymity of the internet and crass immaturity for that. These trolls try to get under your skin as quickly as possible, so they’ll go off anything that available. I think this is why Anita was attacked with crude remarks about her gender. The twitter trolls did the same thing with Marc Anthony last night, only they used his non-European heritage. Basically, whatever makes you different will be used against you. I fully believe there will be improvements over time, but for now it’s best to just tune the hate out.” - jb

In response to Elizabeth Garcia’s column, “Video game industry needs to embrace women,” readers wrote: “I agree with you, overall. The gaming industry seemingly hasn’t given a lot of effort to female protagonists. I think that’s because male protagonists sell so well that trying something new, especially for a gaming franchise, could hurt profits. Ultimately I think we’ll see more diversity in the coming years. I’m not sure if you’re a gamer yourself, Elizabeth, but it’s common

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In this image released by Wenner Media, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears on the cover of the Aug. 1, 2013 issue of “Rolling Stone.”

high so they had to move and Dzhokhar didn’t fit in at college. Again, why Rolling Stone thinks this is necessary to publish is confusing. Is Rolling Stone trying to justify the bombing? Making the Tsarnaev brothers out to be victims? Do they think that the brothers deserve sympathy? Whatever their intention, the article is overwhelmingly positive, considering the situation. An uninformed reader could read almost the entire article without realizing that the subject has been accused of terrorism. Rolling Stone immortalized

someone who is accused of mass murder and terrorism. This earns them a quick jump in notoriety but ensures that these mass murders will continue to be something glamorized by the media.

“It isn’t just women that are underrepresented in games. Video game protagonists are overwhelmingly white, american, male, middle aged, medium build, brown hair, with a bit of scruff. It’s gotten to the point where I feel like I’m playing the same character over and over again in different games.” - Tom504 In response to the article “NBC’s ‘Dateline’ recaps Schunick kidnapping,” readers wrote:

for MICKEY! I will not even mention the person that MURDERED her as he is dead and will be forgotten, but MICKEY she will live on forever. What a beautiful person she must have been as one can see through the support of friends and like me a person who never had the pleasure of being in her presence. CHARLENE you rock in my eyes and I hope your higher power helps you heal as you mourn the loss of your lovely sister!” - HigherPower

“I watched the Television special on this MURDER of this beautiful angel MICKEY and I was deeply touched by the outpour of support

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The Daily Reveille (USPS 145-800) is written, edited and produced solely by students of Louisiana State University. The Daily Reveille is an independent entity within the Manship School of Mass Communication. Signed opinions are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the editor, paper or University. Letters submitted for publication should be sent via e-mail to opinion@lsureveille.com or delivered to B-26 Hodges Hall. They must be 400 words or less. Letters must have a contact phone number so the opinion editor can verify the author. The phone number won’t be printed. The Daily Reveille reserves the right to edit letters and guest columns for space consideration without changing the original intent. The Daily Reveille also reserves the right to reject any letter without notification of the author. Writers must include their full names and phone numbers. The Daily Reveille’s editor-in-chief, hired every semester by the Louisiana State University Media Board, has final authority on all editorial decisions.

Robert Klare is a 22-year-old engineering senior from New Orleans.

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Oregon college tuition approach could be a good idea LIZZY ON THE LOOSE Elizabeth Garcia Columnist Oregon legislators are in the spotlight after voting to have a commission study a new tuition plan for state public colleges. The plan, known as Pay It Forward, provides a means to pay back tuition costs as a percentage of income, rather than fixed payment installments on a loan package. If the committee finds the plan will work, it could be implemented as early as 2015. While the idea seems great on paper, application will be very tricky. Taxpayers would still be responsible for a portion of the state’s higher education bill. Start up of the plan would take about $9 billion over a quarter-century before enough former students are paying into the program to cover its costs and keep the program self-sufficient. Considering Oregon has no sales tax and only relies on property and income taxes, it could be difficult to find the money. Funding outside of taxes would absolutely be necessary. Audrey Peck and John Burbank, executive directors of the Economic Opportunity Institute, created the plan in a policy paper last year. It is modeled after Australia’s current tuition system. The basic idea is this: You

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Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chair of the Senate Education Committee, announces to reporters July 18 that a bipartisan agreement was reached on rates for government student loans. Oregon legislators recently passed a bill that could decrease student loans.

earn a lot, you pay a lot; you earn a little, you pay a little. But most importantly, nobody has to take out loans to cover the cost of classes. “[Students] pay a small percentage of their adjusted gross income for a number of years after college: 0.75 percent per year of community college, or 1 percent per year of university, for 25 years,” Peck and Burbank said. However, Oregon’s current take on Pay It Forward is much more vague. Currently, the bill’s text doesn’t provide a specific

percentage or payment period. Supporters of the bill told The New York Times the approximate numbers are 3 percent over 20 to 24 years. Despite the roadblocks that need to be overcome, the plan has some serious upsides that make it worthwhile to look into. The plan would eliminate most student loans. Considering federal student loan interest doubled last week, this is a significant win. Any scholarship money that a student does receive doesn’t have to go to tuition and

instead can be spent on living expenses, housing, books, groceries or whatever they want. In addition, if students don’t have to worry about student loans, they have an incentive to choose a career based on personal fulfillment, rather than one that pays significantly more in order to pay down student debt. The plan is also very progressive in that the future “1 percent” will pay the most for their educations. Graduates who have devoted themselves to low-pay careers, including teaching, will

pay the least. In addition, poor students might strive for opportunities they couldn’t before. Some lowincome students do not apply to top schools due to the “sticker shock,” according to Associate Professor of education policy studies and sociology Sara Goldrick-Rab of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Many students see the price and assume they can’t afford it, even if the admissions office promises that they’ll provide ample financial aid. Under Pay It Forward, upfront tuition is no longer an issue, and there’s no need to guess about grants and other aid. The plan is far from being implemented and has quite a few kinks to work out, but it has heart. The national attention garnered by this plan goes to show how frustrated Americans have become with student debt. There is no easy solution to solving the student debt crisis and reducing higher education cuts, and while the plan is a good start, we can only hope Oregon politicians and the committee will find the best solutions for students. Elizabeth Garcia is a 21-year-old mass communication senior from Greensboro, N.C.

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Group projects do not work as professors intend THE TRADITIONALIST Chris Ortte Columnist Although it is an inevitable facet of college, the group project assignment may be the most unproductive form of learning we encounter. To consider it a form of learning is a stretch. Professors and instructors may say, “Oh, what a great way to promote team-building skills and learn to work with others.” But this almost never happens. Let me propose a quick recap of how group projects go down. First, your professor or instructor announces that, instead of being an old fashioned teacher and assigning you a term paper, he or she will be giving you an opportunity to work in groups. Sounds great right? Wrong. Professors can be the best salesmen sometimes, selling you on the idea that you’ve got so

much time to get to work on this project and that they are giving you a great advantage with such a head start. For those who aren’t sitting on a trust fund and care somewhat for their grades, the following will ensue. You, as well as every one of your potential group members — save maybe the overly sweet girl who sits in the front row, asks all the questions and has her binders color-coded with pink and purple tabs — will proceed to put this project off. What a group project is supposed to promote — open communication and interaction — proves to be the hindrance of the project. Since our classes are a short semester long, and for the most part you do not know anyone in your class, much less your group, there is not much incentive to meet people who will not be around you for much longer. Therefore, there is not much communication. If you have taken a lowerlevel foreign language you will know what I mean. You don’t

know a soul in your class, so you don’t want to open your mouth and sound like a fool. Likewise, as the semester passes your group will initiate a group email, which no one will have the urge to check often. Ideas will be passed around timidly. Those ideas that are bad will hang around for awhile because no one wants their toes to be stepped on, and those ideas that may have potential may ride the bench for the reason no one wants to sound like the group idiot. So as the semester goes on with parties, football games, other exams and other papers, suddenly you get an email from your professor: “Hope you guys having been working diligently with your group. The end of semester group project is coming up.” Of course you haven’t. No one in your group has anything to do with anything in your life outside of this group project. So it’s crunch time, and the group finally meets at the front

of Middleton, where you then proceed to deliberate over where in Middleton the group should go over the project. This is the deciding point. Whoever takes the initiative as to where you all should sit will most likely lead the group and be the final editor in the project. In other words, the one who deserves all the credit. This may be you, because you are fed up with how this project is proceeding and want it done, or maybe it’s the color-coded binder girl who has already done it. In that case, celebrate, and then check her work. But perhaps the most wrong portion of a group project is the most important — how they are graded. Nine times out of ten it will be one collective grade per group for each member. The obvious problem here is the existence of freeloaders, whom each professor would deem unacceptable, but lack the care to prevent them or do anything about when it does occur.

You’ll get, “Tough. It happens.” Even if group members are allowed to grade each other individually, that will not account for the group’s entire grade, and rarely does anyone give the freeloader the grade they deserve. In smaller, upper-level, major-specific courses, group work is exponentially more feasible and productive. Group projects are busy work that do not promote learning, but more so memorizing; do not endorse actual group work, but create a “messiah” of the group. Regardless, they are still inevitable. Tough. They happen. Chris Ortte is a 21-year-old political science senior from Lafayette.

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THE LIBRARY IS for people who are actually trying to study; not people who think putting themselves in a quiet place will make them actually study. I don’t want to hear you whispering or eating. TO THE PEOPLE that live on the floor above me, I am not quite sure why you are running in your apartment but I am sick of hearing a herd of elephants at all hours of the night. DEAR ROOMMATE, please be a normal person and not cook at 9 PM just because you have to wait on your boyfriend to do anything. Everyone around me is getting engaged and graduating and I’m just over here like, “Hey look, I haven’t lost TOPS yet!” I love watching hours of you playing Call of Duty... said no girlfriend ever. DEAR ROOMMATE, by definition, an anniversary happens once a year. So, when you’re all up on Facebook every four months bragging about your anniversary, I have to question your intelligence. TO THE FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENT by LSU who I won’t name- It’s called fast food, NOT, “Let Me Call My Friends and Talk About Boyfriend Problems Then Worry About the Fact That You’ve Been Waiting for 20 Minutes Food.” I’m not eating this crap because it’s nutritious, I’m eating it because I’m in a hurry. Speed it up!

PRESCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER NEEDED Do you love working with young children? Do you play a musical instrument? Flexible hours. Part time. Close to LSU. Email your resume to cdshighland@ gmail.com EXTENDED DAY COUNSELORS Now hiring for Extended Day Counselors for The YMCA of The Capital Area. Counselors will provide care and supervision of students enrolled in the YMCA Extended Day program. Must be available afternoons Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-6pm. Before School Care is also available. Pay Rate $7.35$8.00hr. Please contact and send resumes to the following people and locations if interested (Baranco Clark YMCA)225.344.6775 or emartin@ymcabr.org (A. C. Lewis YMCA) 225.924.3606 or sgrai@ymcabr.org (C. B. Pennington YMCA) 225.272.9622 or sryan@ymcabr.org ABA LINE THERAPIST Work at autism clinic in BRGreat opp for educ, psych, speech, CFS Benefits for 30 hrs/ wk Resume to info@big-br. com. 225.757.8002 225.757.8002 DENTAL OFFICE Dental Front Office position and Dental Assistant Position. Email resume and days availabe to keithlo@cox.net or fax to 769-4896

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appearances and has won the SEC Championship Game seven times — more than any other school. As part of the traditional matchups Miles mentioned, the Tigers and Gators meet every season. Alabama’s yearly crossdivisional opponent is Tennessee. The Volunteers have appeared in five SEC Championship Games — the same number as Georgia and LSU. Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Missouri are the only SEC East teams who have never appeared in the conference title game. Since 1992, LSU and Alabama have each played a combined 21 games against those three teams. In those seasons, Alabama has played more cross-division games against Vanderbilt than any other opponent besides Tennessee. Vanderbilt has a record of 79-164 during that stretch — good for a .325 winning percentage, the worst in the SEC. After this season, LSU and Alabama will have each played 64 cross-divisional games. LSU will have played 22 against Florida, 15 against Kentucky, eight against Tennessee, seven against Georgia and six against Vanderbilt and South Carolina. In comparison, Alabama will have played 22 against Tennessee, 14 against Vanderbilt, eight against South Carolina, seven against Kentucky, six against Florida, six against Georgia and one against Missouri. SEC Commissioner Mike

Slive said the conference is going to review the football scheduling process when he gave his opening statement at the SEC Media Day on Tuesday. He said the conference is considering switching from its current eight-game conference format to a nine-game format in order to better balance the schedule. However, he also said the proposed changes would not go into effect until the 2016 season.

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only chosen the correct team to win the SEC four times in the past 21 years. “Now, if I was 4-17 as a coach, I would be back in West Virginia pumping my gas at my daddy’s gas station,” Saban said. Despite what coaches may think of them, there is little chance these preseason polls and rankings will go away any time soon. LSU had nine players featured in the Preseason All-SEC Football Teams. Three of these Tigers were voted onto the first team. Junior defensive tackle Anthony Johnson was the third defensive

page 11 lineman voted onto the team with 127 votes behind South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney — 223 votes — and Florida senior defensive tackle Dominique Easley — 162 votes. LSU senior safety Craig Loston — 135 votes — was also voted onto the first team as the second defensive back behind Alabama junior defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix — 203 votes. The final Tiger to be named to the first team was junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who received the most votes for the return specialist position with 74 votes. Beckham was also featured as the all-purpose player on the second

team. He was joined by LSU senior linebacker Lamin Barrow, who was featured on the second-team defense. The Tigers had three members on the preseason All-SEC Third Team offense in senior running back Alfred Blue, junior offensive tackle La’el Collins and senior offensive guard Josh Williford. LSU senior linebacker Tahj Jones and sophomore cornerback Jalen Mills also received enough votes to be put on the third team.

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