NEWS New bike racks to be installed in Quad, page 12.
Tigers travel to Washington in farthest road game, page 7.
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Coming to America International students experience culture shock while adjusting to life in U.S. By Emily Holden Contributing Writer
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[Top] International students perform the “second line” Aug. 14 at the International Student Party hosted by the International Hospitality Foundation. International students enjoy food and chat with others at the party.
Chris Williams looks like any other Louisianian at ﬁrst glance. But after exchanging a few words with a fellow student, he cannot fool anyone about his background. His thick Scottish accent is a dead giveaway. He enrolled in the University as one of about 1,500 international students who face the challenge of adjusting to the American lifestyle. A total of 1,511 international students from 113 countries attended the University last fall, according to the International Services Ofﬁce Web site. About 25 percent of those students were new to the University. International Services Director Natalie Rigby said she does not expect enrollment numbers to change much this year, though they will not be ﬁnalized until Sept. 2, the last day to register. Mary Parker, executive director of Undergraduate Admissions, said her department recently launched an aggressive international recruitment campaign which included advertising in international publications, traveling abroad, alumni outreach and cooperation with campus international programs. Parker said her ofﬁce spends about $15,000 per year on international recruitment. INT’L, see page 14
Friday, August 28, 2009
BOARD OF SUPS
$3.5B operating budget approved By Ryan Buxton Staff Writer
After a long period of ﬁnancial uncertainty and everchanging budget concerns, the LSU System has ﬁnally cemented its operating budget for the 2009-10 year. The LSU Board of Supervisors approved the $3.5 billion budget without opposition Thursday at its meeting. The ‘LSU cut new operating academic budget contains million in units by $71.1 spending cuts 3 percent for institutions and non- across the state — a 2.8 percent academic decrease from units by 5 last year’s budaccording percent.’ get, to the resoluJohn Antolik tion included in LSU System vice the meeting’s president and agenda. comptroller The newly adopted spending plan comes with the elimination of 420 vacant positions and 69 layoffs as a result of a 19.1 percent decrease in state funding. John Antolik, LSU System assistant vice president and comptroller, mentioned the scaling backs the University had to make under the budget restrictions. graphic by J.J. ALCANTARA / The Daily Reveille
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Pentagon Dining Hall renovations hit by delays After completion, hall to be named ‘The 5’ By Xerxes A. Wilson Staff Writer
The Pentagon Dining Hall will not meet its goal of reopening this semester. The building that once housed the Pentagon Dining Hall is currently gutted. Inside, the building is devoid of any walls or internal structure, and trenches reach into the ground below, replacing large sec-
tions of the concrete ﬂooring. “We were scheduled to be opened on Aug. 1,” said David Heidke, director for Dining and Concessions. “Obviously we have missed that date, but it looks like we should be ﬁnished and opened for spring 2010.” Structural problems discovered during the hall’s ﬁrst stage of renovation forced dining services to reschedule the hall’s opening. “The old underground utilities had leaks,” said Donnie Jackson, project superintendent. “We are talking about pipes that are 30 years old ... so these leaks caused
sinks in the ground [below the Dining Hall]. We had to bring in a special engineer, and we had to core-drill below the structure to ﬁnd all these [sinks], then we had to ﬁll them.” Jackson said seeking out the numerous sinks under the structure and repairing them was the setback renovation. “Pentagon is more than 30 years old, and unfortunately, when we get into buildings of that age, it is possible to run across unexpected events,” Heidke said. “This delay is certainly a surprise ... and we are PENTAGON, see page 15
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A concept rendering of the new Pentagon Dining Hall set to open in 2010. It is expected to be renamed “The 5.”
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Nation & World
Nazi death camp blueprints given to Israel’s prime minister
Shirtless man hijacks, crashes Atlanta public school bus
BERLIN (AP) — Sketched on yellowing parchment, the 29 blueprints presented to Israel’s prime minister Thursday lay out the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in chilling detail, with gas chambers, crematoria, delousing facilities and watch towers drawn to scale.
ATLANTA (AP) — A shirtless man hijacked an Atlanta public school bus with about a dozen students aboard Thursday and then jumped out of the driver’s seat as the bus careened down a steep hill, a school spokesman said. Two students and the bus driver were injured, authorities said. By the time he was arrested after the crash, he was naked, police said. Arris Pitmon, 23, jumped into the stopped bus through a window as a student was being dropped off in a southeast Atlanta neighborhood, police said.
August tied with July as deadliest month of Afghan war for US KABUL (AP) — A roadside bomb and gunﬁre attack killed a U.S. service member in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, a death that pushed August into a tie with July as the deadliest month of the eightyear war. The death brought the number of U.S. troops who have died in Afghanistan this month to 44, with four days left in August. More than 60,000 U.S. troops are in the country — a record number — to ﬁght rising insurgent violence.
Sen. Edward Kennedy’s body begins final poignant tour BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy began his ﬁnal journey Thursday, ﬁrst past landmark after landmark bearing his family’s famous name and then to his slain brother’s presidential library where mourners lined up by the thousands
to bid farewell to him and an American political dynasty. Crowds assembled along the 70-mile route that snaked from the family’s compound in Hyannis Port, along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, past the John F. Kennedy Federal Building and by the JFK stop on the city’s subway system. Economy’s small drop in second quarter hints end of recession WASHINGTON (AP) — Further evidence the recession is ending came in a report Thursday conﬁrming that the economy shrank at an annual rate of just 1 percent in the spring. Many analysts say growth likely returned in the current quarter. Smaller dips in consumer spending and other areas during the April-June period led some economists to raise their forecasts for the July-September quarter. But with unemployment aid claims stubbornly high, Americans may beneﬁt little from a recovery if jobs remain scarce and spending stays too low to fuel a strong rebound.
Officials hope to shrink La. youth prison population, lessen violence
Melancon says he’ll challenge Vitter in 2010 Senate election
(AP) — Three retired judges will look through cases of teenagers at a north Louisiana youth prison where violence has escalated to determine if some of the juvenile offenders could safely be moved to group homes. Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Kitty Kimball announced the plans Thursday at a meeting of the Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission. If the retired judges feel a youth prisoner can safely be moved to a less restrictive site, they will make recommendations to the judges and district attorneys who oversee the individual cases and urge them to approve a move, said Kimball, a member of the juvenile justice commission. The move comes as state ofﬁcials try to shrink the number of prisoners at the Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe. A state lawmaker and commission members are worried about rising violence among prisoners at the youth lockup, along with assaults on staff.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Charlie Melancon, a selfstyled centrist “Blue Dog” Democrat, said Thursday that he will run for Senate next year against incumbent David Vitter, the conservative Republican whose family-values image took a hit in a 2007 prostitution scandal. Melancon’s announcement had been anticipated. Vitter’s campaign has been attacking him in Internet ads and videos as a liberal ally of President Obama. Touting himself as an anti-abortion, progun businessman, Melancon didn’t mention the prostitution scandal in his announcement but said “Louisiana deserves better” than Vitter. “Louisiana needs a different approach. More bipartisan. More disciplined. More honest and with a whole lot more commonsense,” he said. “I welcome Charlie to the race and look forward to an important, spirited debate,” Vitter said in a prepared statement.
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Bike pads to be added in Quad by end of semester Northern section to receive racks first By Brianna Paciorka Contributing Writer
Trent Brasseaux, kinesiology freshman, locks up his bike Tuesday at a bike pad located between Herget and Miller halls.
Students trying to find a place to park their bikes near the Quad will have better luck when the University adds new bike racks in the Quad by the end of the semester. A part of Phase I of the bicycle master plan developed by the Campus Planning Office, the bike racks will be erected in the northern section of the Quad, specifically Lockett Hall and Middleton Library. More than 500 spots will be open for bikes in the Quad when the new bike racks are installed, said Brad Silva, Campus Planning manager. Phase I identified the Quad as the priority district, said Jason Soi-
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leau, Office of Facility Development assistant director. “We all felt we needed to address the Quad district first being it’s the central part of campus and also one of the primary classroom areas,” Soileau said. Soileau said the project was originally budgeted at $150,000, however the project came in at $118,000, which allowed the opportunity for more bike racks to be bought. The Office of Parking, Traffic and Transportation is funding Phase I. Bids opened for the project Aug. 18, and pre-construction for Phase I is expected to start Sept. 18, Soileau said. Phase II of the bike project will focus on the areas of the Quad not covered by Phase I, and future phases will include other areas on campus. The bike racks planned for the Quad, which are based on the bike rack built between Herget and Miller halls last summer, will be landscaped
to blend in with the campus, said Gary Graham, Office of Parking, Traffic and Transportation director. “We want something aesthetically nice and not just a slab of concrete,” Graham said. The bike racks are part of an ongoing project to make the University more pedestrian friendly and promote the use of alternative transportation. Brittany Williams, biological sciences senior, uses the bike rack located between Herget and Miller halls and said the new bike racks planned for the campus are a good idea. “If they had more racks, there’d be more bike riders,” Williams said. “With more bike riders on campus, there’d be less cars and more parking for those who still need to drive.” Contact Brianna Paciorka at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jindal awards checks Board approves funding plan Construction scheduled to state parishes to begin in early 2010 Governor originally planned to deny funds By Adam Duvernay Senior Staff Writer
Gov. Bobby Jindal has traveled the state, parish by parish, for the past months, handing out jumbosized foam checks to local governments and giving speeches about the state of Louisiana’s economy. By the end of his tour, Jindal will have presented 53 parishes with individual shares of $565.5 million for hurricane recovery and preparation. Though he signed the checks with his name, the governor has not credited the federal stimulus money, which makes up more than half of the funds. The bulk of the money Jindal presented comes from a set of federal grants, including FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs and Community Development Block Grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Additional funds came from Local Government Assistance Program grants. Jindal is one of the Republican party’s most outspoken critics of the stimulus package, calling it a “nearly trillion dollar stimulus which has not stimulated” in an article he recently penned for politico.com. The governor also tried to reject $98 million in stimulus dollars earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development granted Louisiana $176,455,798 from the stimulus package in February. The HUD allocated $17,370,857 of those funds into CDBGs, which are given to state and local governments to be spent on their own community development programs provided the state presents action plans
for federal approval. To help stimulate the further creation of new jobs in the state, Jindal’s checks also awarded portions of the $19,545,929 Byrne/JAG job training programs, which help create fund law enforcement and crime prevention, to local governments. Though they are often eager to accept the money, some state Democrats are skeptical when they see the name signed at the bottom of the governor’s checks. “I’m grateful we have it. I’m glad he didn’t turn it down, but I don’t like that he’s taking credit for it after saying he would turn all this money down,” said Donald Bloom, second vice chairman of the JefferJINDAL, see page 5
By Lindsey Meaux Senior Staff Writer
The E.J. Ourso Business College’s funding proposal for its $60 million Business Education Complex was unanimously passed Thursday by the LSU Board of Supervisors. The complex will receive $30 million from the Capital Outlay funding state match, $21.9 million from the LSU Foundation and $8.1 million in internal bridge loans from revenue generated by the Southeastern Conference TV rights contract, according to documents submitted to the Board. Plans for the new facility will allow the College of Engineering to
entirely take over Patrick F. Taylor Hall — which currently also houses the Business College. It also allows the University to take advantage of the $30 million state match, and it would help to increase confidence in potential donors, according to Chancellor Michael Martin. “This is great for the state of Louisiana to have a flagship with something like this,” said Eli Jones, Business College dean. “This will help us retain our star faculty and to
recruit new faculty — this will be a huge draw for potential new faculty members.” The Business College hopes to take bids from contractors during the next two to three months and to break ground in the beginning of 2010, Jones said. Once ground is broken, Jones said he hopes the school will move into the facility within 18 to 24 months. BUSINESS, see page 5
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Friday, August 28, 2009
‘Alive’ program intended to revive downtown, create jobs Plans include music, education, research By Lindsey Meaux Senior Staff Writer
Aiming to rejuvenate life in downtown Baton Rouge, the proposed “Alive” would bring an infusion of entertainment, music and education to the Red Stick. The project will potentially create 23,000 permanent jobs and bring approximately 600,000 visitors to Baton Rouge each year, according to James Richardson, economics professor and leader of an economic assessment for a $900 million bond that would fund the project. Alive is a proposed plan for an education, research and entertainment complex that would incorporate the Mississippi River and Louisiana’s hurricane research, while increasing tourism in the city. Pending the approval of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council on Sept. 2, the voters of East Baton Rouge Parish will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for a $900 million bond, which would include $225 million for Alive, according to ProjectIs co-founder Todd Teepell. The project — designed by Thinc Design — aims to be com-
pleted by 2016, Richardson said. “It’s a concept of bringing everything together,” Teepell said. “It’s educational, it’s informative and it’s also entertaining. It highlights and educates people on this area of the country.” The proposed plans for Alive include an amphitheater on the Mississippi River, which Teepel said could potentially become a top amphitheater in the country and would attract concerts that would otherwise go to New Orleans. Plans for Alive include partnering with the University to create a facility for researching the Mississippi River, Teepel said. Proponents of Alive are also discussing the possibility of a research facility for Southern University. Alive would also have a component that studies hurricanes, Teepel said. “Because of the components with the river, it will attract people who are specifically studying the Mississippi,” Teepel said. “It will also attract people who are studying hurricanes. At the end of the day, it’s a tremendous economic driver.” The educational park would have areas free to the public, as well as between four and five areas that would have admission fees of about $25, Richardson said. “It would really bring a quality
of life to Baton Rouge,” Richardson said. “It’s hard to quantify.” The project would also bring a lot of interest from other businesses, Richardson said. The $900 million bond would also pay to fix drainage problems throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, build a new police station potentially in conjunction with a new
sheriff’s station, synchronize traffic lights and install high-efficiency LED traffic lights, Teepell said. The bond is structured as a 30year bond, but tying Alive into the bond project would help pay off the $900 million within 17.5 years — shaving 12 years off the payment, Teepell said. “It’s about bringing people
back to understanding the Mississippi River,” Teepell said. “A lot of the major cities around the country are doing something similar to this or looking at doing something similar to this.” Contact Lindsey Meaux at email@example.com
BENJAMIN OLIVER HICKS / The Daily Reveille An Acura Integra is loaded on a tow truck Thursday after a Tiger Trails bus hit it on Nicholson Drive near Southgate Towers Condominiums. Three cars were involved in the wreck, and 10 students were on board the bus. No injuries were reported.
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Friday, August 28, 2009
La. Democrats attack Sen. David Vitter Ethics complaint filed, Web site launched By Nate Monroe Contributing Writer
Republican Sen. David Vitter is finding himself increasingly under attack by the Louisiana Democratic Party as the 2010 Senate race fast approaches. Within days, the Democrats filed an ethics complaint against Vitter and launched a “tonguein-cheek” Web site characterizing him as a hypocrite. Chris Whittington, chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party, filed a sworn ethics complaint Friday with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, accusing Vitter of using taxpayer-funded town hall meetings to attack Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville — engaging in political activity with public funds. “These actions constitute a potential ethical violation on the part of Senator Vitter and deserve further investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee to determine whether appropriated funds were used for campaign purposes,” the complaint said. Vitter’s office fired back, using the complaint as evidence the Democrats are trying to stifle free speech. “The Democrats’ reaction to these town halls across America is to try to shut down the debate and suggest that it’s somehow out of bounds,” said Joel DiGrado, Vitter’s communications director, in response to the ethics complaint. “Well, it’s not out of bounds because this is still America,” he said. DiGrado also questioned why Melancon hasn’t held a town hall meeting — like Vitter — on health care. “Instead of trying to shut down free speech, why doesn’t Charlie Melancon have at least a single in-person town hall this month? Senator Vitter is having 19,” he said. Melancon’s office would not comment on the ethics complaint. The Democrats launched a Web site — www.doingavitter. com — only three days later that will “offer tongue-in-cheek commentary on Vitter’s personal escapades, serve as a clearinghouse for information on Vitter’s record as a public official and create an online community for Democratic activists in Louisiana.” The site draws its name from a comparison, made by an anonymous Republican staffer, between Vitter and Sen. John Ensign — two embattled Republican senators who have been dogged by sex scandals. “The Republican, who was not identified, accused Sen. John Ensign of ‘trying to do a Vitter’ after the Nevada Republican admitted having an extramarital af-
fair with a member of his staff,” the news release said. Kevin Franck, spokesman for the Louisiana Democratic Party, brushed aside the notion the site only serves to personally attack Vitter. “If David Vitter continues to run his campaign with taxpayer funds, if David Vitter continues to engage in rank hypocrisy, then he should not expect to be pampered by the Louisiana Democratic Party,” Franck said. Vitter’s office couldn’t be reached for comment on the Web site.
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JINDAL, from page 3
son Parish executive committee. Bloom said it was hypocritical of Jindal to ignore the source of the funds and take credit for money he was supposedly against. He called Jindal’s denial to credit the stimulus package a coverup. “I realize that people like to take credit for things, but a majority of this money comes from the Recovery Act, and we don’t like the hypocrisy of it,” Bloom said. Jindal’s office did not respond
BUSINESS, from page 3
The bridge loan from the SEC TV rights contract outlined in the proposal is needed to bridge the gap between the actual amount of funds raised and the fundraising goal — actual construction costs cannot be determined until the project is bid, but according to Martin, bidding can’t occur until proof of funding is established. “Fundraising has slowed because many donors, I’m convinced, are not convinced they will have
to requests for an interview on the topic. In his speeches at each of the stops on his “working tour,” Jindal emphasized job creation as the most important aspect of economic prosperity in the state. Jindal often highlighted a number of ethics and business reforms his administration has made since taking office. Jindal said he is bypassing the tortuous bureaucracy which kept funds out of the hands of local governments after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by funneling cash directly to
parishes and local governments. Jindal’s tour has been well accepted across the state, drawing huge crowds and applause from citizens and local political leaders after accepting the checks. The governor used the statewide tour to speak about the state’s success under his leadership, including the creation of 32,000 new jobs and state ethics reforms.
a project,” Martin said. “Once we convince ourselves and donors that the project is a go, we don’t have to use the [SEC TV rights contract loan].” The SEC TV rights contract generates between $5 million and $6 million per year for the University, according to the proposal. The University initially received $1 million when the contract was signed. The loan will be paid back within 18 years with an interest rate of 4.38 percent, according to the proposal.
Once the New Markets Tax Credit was deemed insufficient, administrators began a search for another plan, said System President John Lombardi. “The tax credit plan turned out to be more complicated than we anticipated,” Lombardi said. “So the [LSU Foundation] worked with donors and friends to make this new system.”
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Losing weight requires more work than just exercise Workouts, diets need to be balanced By Sarah Eddington Contributing Writer
Elizabeth Lohmann goes to the gym three or four times a week to exercise. She typically runs or walks, depending on her mood. The kinesiology freshman has aspirations to run a marathon one day and said she works out to stay in shape and keep her body healthy and active. “It’s not about losing weight,” she said. A recent study supports Lohmann’s mentality toward exercise. Exercise alone does not directly lead to weight loss and can actually lead to weight gain, according to research published Feb. 18 by the Public Library of Science. Although exercise does improve health and prevent certain diseases, the study showed people have a tendency to compensate for what they have burned by overeating afterward. The study split 464 overweight women who didn’t regularly ex-
ercise into three groups which underwent various degrees of exercise with a trainer, while a control group continued their normal routine. Eating habits remained the same. The variable groups did not lose substantially more weight than the control group in the end. Some even gained weight. Researchers concluded increased exercise leads to increased compensation afterward. THE ENERGY EQUATION Richard Tulley, professor of nutrition and food at the Agricultural Center, said it’s important to monitor portion sizes to ensure more calories are burned off than ingested. “Pay attention to how you feel while you’re eating,” Tulley said. Healthy nutrition is vital for preventing health complications like Type II diabetes, said Mike Keenan, associate professor of human nutrition and food. “If you don’t eat right, you may develop some nutritional deficiencies,” he said. Keenan recommended students use the 459 Commons dining hall because it has a range of healthy se-
lections like a salad bar, vegetables and fruit. However, he warned it is easy to overeat because it is a buffet and students like to go for the pizza and chicken nuggets, which are loaded with energy. Keenan said foods high in volume and low in energy density, like fruits and vegetables, are better for students and will keep them feeling satisfied longer. “People love being full”, Keenan said. “We don’t eat until we’re satisfied — we eat until we’re full.” One way to solve overeating would be to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day, Keenan said.
HEALTHY CHOICES In previous semesters, students received free nutrition assessments in which the University Student Recreational Complex teamed up with the Student Health Center to have a dietician meet with students for 30 minutes. The dietician is currently on maternity leave, but the UREC is looking to bring the service back next semester, according to Amy Kokemor, interim director of UREC’s Healthy Lifestyles.
Keenan said exercise is also important. “Don’t give up on exercise,” he said. “The two go hand-in-hand.” The American College of Sports Medicine promotes physical activity combined with a heathy diet to achieve significant weight loss. Additionally, energy restrictions, like changes in diet, will increase results. “There is evidence that diet combined with [physical activity] is associated with significantly greater weight loss compared to diet alone,” according to a February 2009 study published by ACSM.
AT THE UREC The UREC promotes the national standards formed by ACSM, which recommend moderate cardiovascular exercise three to five days a week for 20-60 minutes, according to Kokemor. The UREC offers different classes for different goals. Kokemor said many of their classes promote weight loss, and there are fitness assessments to track progress. Also available are specialty courses that progress in nature, Kokemor said. These provide more
individualized attention with an instructor. They also offer personalized trainers and online courses for those who prefer to exercise alone. “We hope to target all populations with our programs,” Kokemor said. Now that GroupX classes are included in student fees, Kokemor said the classes are very popular. The UREC installed a new system which divides the classes by intensity and degree of choreography. Chloe Hill, history sophomore, said she takes the GroupX yoga class, and the group setting is a “great motivator.” Kokemor said it helps when people work out in a group setting. “Motivation is one of the biggest issues that allows you to either keep a routine or break a routine,” Kokemor said. Kokemor said students should take particular care of their health. “This is the age when it really matters,” she said. “What you do now will affect you later on.” Contact Sarah Eddington at email@example.com
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Former Tiger dies of cancer By Robert Stewart Sports Editor
Fans prepare for team’s longest road trip, 2,544 miles to Seattle
“She was the queen of working hard and having fun.”
By David Helman Sports Writer
Sara Pollock, former teammate and best friend Former LSU soccer player Robyn DesOrmeaux died Thursday morning after battling cancer for several years. DesOrmeaux, 27, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma on Nov. 11, 2004. “The LSU Tiger family has lost a very special person and player today,” said George Fotopoulos, DesOrmeaux’s former coach at LSU. “Robyn was in my first recruiting class. I’m very saddened. I just feel that she was taken far too early from us. I’m very saddened today, not only as a coach but as a friend.” DesOrmeaux was a goalkeeper for the Tigers from 2000 to 2004, redshirting her first season in Baton Rouge. DesOrmeaux had 28 career wins at LSU, the most in school history, and she was named team defensive most valuable player in Robyn DesOrmeaux former athlete 2003. DesOrmeaux also had 183 career saves and 13.5 career shutouts, both No. 3 in school history. “She was the queen of working hard and having fun,” said former teammate and best friend Sara Pollock. DesOrmeaux was given a 10 percent chance to survive once diagnosed. But she gave herself a 109 percent chance of surviving — a number she came up with by combining 10 percent with her jersey number, 99. “I have it tattooed on my body,” Pollock said. Pollock became good friends with DesOrmeaux through soccer. DesOrmeaux coached Pollock as an assistant coach at Lee High School in Baton Rouge, then the two played one season together at LSU in 2004, when DesOrmeaux was a senior and Pollock was a freshman. “She is someone I’ve looked up to my whole entire life,” Pollock said. “I learned a lot about life from her.” Pollock wasn’t the only former teammate to keep in touch with DesOrmeaux during her battle with cancer. “There’s a core group of us that have been with her and stuck with her throughout the whole entire time,” Pollock said. “We’ve all really been there the whole entire time, even when we’ve graduated.” DesOrmeaux’s funeral and wake will be Saturday in her hometown of Carencro, according to Fotopoulos. Fotopoulos said at DesOrmeaux request he will be one of the pall bearers for her casket. “It’s probably one of the greatest honors that I will ever have bestowed upon me, that she would want me to share that time with her,” Fotopolous said. Pollock, who now lives in Washington, D.C., said she last saw DesOrmeaux before recently leaving Baton Rouge, and it is “one of the best memories that I have.” “The one good thing is to know that she’s not in pain,” Pollock said. “She’s kind of able to now watch over all of us know that she’s taught and we’ve all learned from. I’m glad she’s not in pain anymore. I miss her.” courtesy of JIM BATES/ The Seattle Times
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The Space Needle is one of Seattle’s biggest and most famous attractions. The Tigers’ trip to the University of Washington is the farthest in history.
It’s the farthest anyone has had to travel for LSU football. The Tigers have played football in 23 different states and even a foreign country in the program’s 116-year existence, but the Sept. 5 trip to Washington — a 2,549 mile hike — is LSU’s longest. Ever. “We don’t really know what to expect,” LSU coach Les Miles said at Southeastern Conference Media Days. “It’s going to be a great challenge for us — it should be just what we need.” The Tigers took trips to Brooklyn, N.Y., and Worcester, Mass., in the distant past. During the 1970s and ’80s, LSU saw road games in Madison, Wisc.; Columbus, Ohio; and Los Angeles; and the Tigers twice went west to Arizona during the tenures of Miles and former coach Nick Saban. But all of these fall at least 729 miles short of this season’s opener against the Huskies, causing a stir within the traveling faithful who will follow the Tigers. “When LSU goes outside the SEC, it’s usually to play Southern Miss or someone like that,” said Ricky Preau, biological science junior. “It should be exciting to go out there and see how the Pacific10 does football.” Preau is one of just 350 students who purchased student tickets and is making the visit to Seattle, a number likely influenced by airfare prices — which can range from $400 to $800 — and $70 game tickets. “My friend’s dad flies back and forth to China for work, so he’s racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles,” Preau said. “The hotel and game tickets were part of a 21st birthday present.” Christian Caple, sports editor for The Daily of the University of Washington, said the trip has plenty to offer students and alumni alike. “I’d definitely recommend the downtown area — take a trip to Pike Place Market and maybe visit the Space Needle,” he said. “Saturday, you can spend the day around campus ... it almost feels like you’re in your own state, which can be a problem with being in a big city, especially with how awful [the Huskies] have been recently.” Washington is actually one of the Pac-10’s proudest programs, with a national championship in 1991, 15 Pac-10 titles and seven Rose Bowl championships, the most recent coming in 2001. But the team dropped off in recent years, ending 2008 with a 0-12 record. SEATTLE, see page 13
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Tigers lose setter Dabbs to ﬂu LSU to play No. 5 Stanford in tourney By Andy Schwehm Sports Writer
LSU volleyball coach Fran Flory said on Tuesday she wouldn’t be surprised if swine ﬂu hit her team at some point during the season. Little did she know one day later the Tigers would receive news senior setter Sam Dabbs had come down with the virus and will not be available to play in this weekend’s Shamrock Invitational in South Bend, Ind. Though Flory did not speciﬁcally say Dabbs has swine ﬂu, Dabbs’ Facebook status Wednesday night said: “Swine Flu.... really? Alone in my condo, can’t go anywhere and I am missing my ﬁrst tournament this weekend! what a day...” “We certainly don’t want the kids to get sick but it is what it is,”
‘We’re one team that will be affected, but many teams will probably be affected.’ Fran Flory
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Flory said. “We’re one team that will be affected, but many teams will probably be affected. It’s better to deal with it now, build antibodies to it and let it pass through our team before the conference schedule starts.” Flory may not be too concerned because opening weekend is generally a time to tweak lineups, but nothing will come easy for the Tigers without Dabbs, who played in 100 of the Tigers’ 104 sets last season. Replacing Dabbs will be junior setter Brittney Johnson, who also plays outside hitter for the Tigers. “Sam would’ve been setter
Friday night, but the competition there has been real close,” Flory said. “Sam is a little bit more seasoned, but Brittney is more athletic, so you lose a little but gain a little.” Johnson and the Tigers will have to adjust to the lineup change this afternoon against No. 5 Stanford in the opening match of the tournament. The Cardinal are coming off a national runner-up season in 2008 and should prove to be a tough opponent for the veteran Tigers. The challenge doesn’t stop there, as the Tigers will face twotime defending Sun Belt Conference Western Division champs Denver, who went 25-6 last season, and tournament host Notre Dame, a senior-heavy team, during the weekend. “This tournament ﬁeld is really tough,” Flory said. “For everybody in this tournament, it is a little bit of a play, get somebody on the other side of the court from you, DABBS, see page 13
Team to rebound against S. Miss. Tigers have no preseaon ranking By David Helman Sports Writer
It’s unclear which LSU soccer team will take the pitch tonight against Southern Miss. The Tigers (0-1) have offered two vastly different performances to open the 2009 season, nipping No. 16 Texas, 2-1, in an exhibition with a last minute goal on Aug. 14 before suffering a shotless shutout loss, 2-0, to Memphis in the season opener last Friday. “We’ve left ourselves a lot of room to get better,” said LSU coach Brian Lee. “We had a really hard week of practice, and [Southern Miss] is a chance to prove to our fans we’re more the team that beat Texas than the team that lost to Memphis.” The loss cost LSU its ﬁrstever preseason ranking. Memphis completely shut down the Tigers’ attack, recording zero shots on goal and added insult to injury by taking the ranking, the No. 25 spot, for itself. “We’re not used to starting out that way or losing at home,” said senior defender Katherine Lagow. “But I think it was good to get that out of the way at the beginning of the season and wake everybody up ... There are no excuses for us coming out asleep.” Southern Miss (1-1) is off to a bumpy start of its own after posting a 5-13-1 mark in 2008. The Golden Eagles opened the season with a 3-0 loss to South Alabama before hammering McNeese State, 6-0.
Lee said the Tigers need to ﬁnd their stride early with a demanding non-conference schedule not too far away. LSU travels to face South Florida and Central Florida next weekend and also has dates with Oklahoma, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 10 Duke coming up. “This is a much more challenging non-conference schedule, day-to-day, than we’ve ever played,” Lee said. “There is a sense of urgency and a want to improve going into those games.” Senior forward Amanda Carreno said the schedule serves as a chance for the Tigers to assert the program’s improvement, climbing from an eighth place
Southeastern Conference ﬁnish in 2006 to the second place spot last season. “We’ve gotten a lot better in the four years we’ve been here,” Carreno said. “We really do think we’re up there, and we’ve got to prove ourselves in these next coming games.” To do that, Lee said the Tigers have to be “more risk-taking” in the attacking third of the ﬁeld. “We’ve got to be more aggressive, taking on players and putting together one-two combinations to get through the defense,” he said. “You can’t settle when you get into the attacking SOCCER, see page 13
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Senior setter Sam Dabbs sets the ball for senior middle blocker Brittnee Cooper Aug. 15 during the team scrimmage in the PMAC.
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goals, he said he relishes the challenge presented to him by longer shots. “I prefer the longer kicks. Not that I dislike the short ones, they’re not gimmes, but I would By Luke Johnson rather have the longer ones,” Sports Contributor Jasper said. “So far this summer, The LSU football team has the longer ones have been going some big shoes to ﬁll on special through.” teams, having lost its top kicker Jasper has served many times and punter from as a kickoff spelast season’s cialist in his two squad. seasons at LSU. Junior kicker During the 2008 Josh Jasper is campaign Jasper replacing Colt averaged 60.9 David, LSU’s allyards on kickoffs, time points leader, including a whopas place kicker. ping 69.2-yard Joe Robinson Jasper has experiaverage against special teams coach ence in the role, Georgia Tech in as he ﬁlled in for the Chick-ﬁl-A an injured David during the 2008 Bowl. But Jasper may be only season opener against Appala- called upon for his place-kickchian State when he drilled kicks ing duties this season because of 21 and 33 yards. of strong competition among the “You’ll never be able to re- team’s place kickers. place a guy like [David],” said “Kickoffs will have some special teams coach Joe Robin- competition as [Drew] Alleman son. “But Josh just has to be him- has had a good summer,” said self. He is the starting ﬁeld goal LSU coach Les Miles. kicker.” Alleman, a redshirt freshman, The two kicks against Ap- was the highest-rated high school palachian State are the only two kicker in Louisiana in 2007 and attempts of Jasper’s LSU career. was a walk-on last season. Though Jasper doesn’t have any “Alleman improved in all arproof on the stat sheet he is com- eas, especially with his kickoffs,” fortable hitting long-range ﬁeld Robinson said. “I have been very
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‘You’ll never be able to replace a guy like [David]. But Josh just has to be himself.’
satisﬁed with his progression this fall.” LSU is also replacing last season’s starting punter, Brady Dalfrey. Jasper was the second punter last season; however, for him to concentrate on kicking this season, junior college transfer Derek Helton is slated to take over the punting duties. “He’s right on target where we
want him,” Robinson said. “We recruited a ﬁne punter in him.” LSU was in the middle of the pack in the Southeastern Conference last season in punting average, ranking No. 5 in the league at 37.3 net yards per punt. Dalfrey averaged 40.1 yards on his 59 punts in 2008, and Jasper averaged 43 yards on four punts. Jasper said he will stay
prepared as a punter in case his skills are needed by the team. “I always keep punting. Just because I’m not the starter doesn’t mean that I’ve given up on it,” he said. But Miles seems to believe he has found a viable replacement for Dalfrey in Helton. KICKER, see page 10
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Conference releases new media coverage guidelines Press organizations’ protests caused changes By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Responding to a protest by four leading media organizations, the Southeastern Conference put out new guidelines Thursday for media coverage of football games. The SEC issued the latest revision of its credential rules after discussions that involved commissioner Mike Slive and representatives of the Associated Press Managing Editors, Associated Press Sports Editors, the American Society of News Editors and the Radio and Television News Association. Those groups sent a letter to the SEC last week, complaining that new guidelines would hinder coverage of games through new outlets on the Internet.
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“Helton has had a very good summer,” Miles said. “So far he’s been punting the ball extremely well.” Kick return duties will be handled by some familiar faces. Senior Trindon Holliday and junior Chad Jones should see most
“It’s a very significant step forward from where this whole thing began,” said David Tomlin, The Associated Press’ associate general counsel. “It’s still not going to be universally acceptable by any means to all news media. But the SEC has clearly tried very hard to address some of the concerns.” The SEC was eager to take care of the credential dispute with the season beginning Sept. 5. “We feel we’ve addressed most of the concerns that were brought to our attention by media associations who filed the complaint with us,” associate commissioner Charles Bloom said. “We took care of most of the major issues right at the beginning of the review process.” John Cherwa, chair of the APSE legal affairs committee, said the media organizations won’t issue a formal recommendation about the latest credential, leaving it up to individual members to decide whether it meets their demands.
One area that’s likely to raise additional complaints: television stations only will be allowed to show game highlights on the Internet as part of a simulcast with their regular newscast. “There were some things that were important to us that we felt we needed to keep,” Bloom said. “Mainly, the digital rights on the Internet and game footage on the Internet.” The SEC will make game highlights available to newspaper Web sites at no cost through its own, soon-to-be-launched digital network. Also, there are no in-game restrictions on the use of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, as long as they are not used to provide play-by-play descriptions. “There’s been a lot of improvements since last week, and some of the credit goes to the SEC for being responsive to our concerns,” Cherwa said. “No, we didn’t get everything we wanted. It’s not a perfect
of the returns, and sophomore safety Ron Brooks could be running some back as well. Holliday and Jones combined to return 29 punts for 374 yards last season. The rest of the team had a combined six punt return yards. The team is looking to improve their average on their
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credential. But we got some stuff that was important to us.” For example, media outlets have unlimited rights to all audio and video they produce outside the game itself. Also, proposed restrictions on the use and resale of photographs were removed from the revised guidelines.
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Morstead top choice for punter Front-runner to punt in final preseason games By The Associated Press METAIRIE (AP) — The New Orleans Saints’ surprising decision to trade up in last spring’s NFL draft to select punter Thomas Morstead has so far produced the desired result. Head coach Sean Payton said after practice Thursday it was “pretty obvious” that Morstead was winning the competition for the Saints’ punting job. The coach said he decided to waive last year’s punter, Glenn Pakulak, on Wednesday night so Morstead could handle all punts during New Orleans’ final two preseason games, starting Saturday at Oakland. “We felt it was the right time for us to focus on making sure Morstead was ready,” Payton said. Pakulak, who punted in college for Kentucky, spent five years trying to break into the NFL. Between 2003 and 2008, he spent brief stints with Seattle, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Tennessee, Chicago and then Oakland again but didn’t make his regular season debut until midway through the 2008 season with New Orleans. During the final eight games last season, Pakulak performed well, averaging 47.7 yards per punt. Replacing Pakulak was not seen as a pressing need, but the Saints did not want to pass up an opportunity to take Morstead, who at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, is big for a punter and has a booming leg that was nurtured by his English, rugby-loving uncle and cousins since he was a child. The Saints did not expect Morstead to last past the fifth round, so New Orleans made a deal for Philadelphia’s fifth-round pick in exchange for this year’s seventh-round pick and a 2010 fifth-round choice. “Pakulak’s a good punter. He can punt in this league; there’s no question,” Saints special teams coach Greg McMahon said. “It’s like any position. Any time you have a chance to get a talented player, you’re going to try and acquire that player. Hopefully you’re right. ... [We] just felt like we had a chance to go get a good young punter, evaluated him and felt like he was the best player we could get at that pick.” Morstead averaged more than 42 yards per punt during his last three seasons at SMU. In 2008, only 19 of his 59 punts were returned. Since arriving in New Orleans, he has impressed coaches with hangtimes often exceeding 5 seconds. If he “misses a punt, we’re still getting a hang-time above 4.0,” Payton explained. “Sometimes it’s not the hits, it’s the misses. I think he has done a good job early on especially of being consistent. There’s certainly going to be some bumps along the road, but we like what we have in that player a lot.” After Pakulak was released, coaches called Morstead, who was taking a nap at the time but was wide awake in a matter of minutes. “I was definitely a little bit shocked and excited — called my parents and my girlfriend
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New Orleans Saints place kicker John Carney (right) watches as punter Thomas Morstead (foreground) works Aug. 16 after practice at the team’s training facility.
immediately, some of my close friends back at school,” he said. Morstead said he wouldn’t allow himself to get too comfortable, understanding he still must prove himself during the regular season or face being replaced. The Saints went through three punters last season. “I know they drafted me and everyone made a big deal about them giving up an extra [draft] pick,” Morstead said. “I just felt like I was a second-string guy trying to take Glenn’s job. He proved himself last year, so I just felt like it was his job to lose and I had to go win it.” Morstead’s performance in Houston last Saturday helped drive the decision to make him the lone punter. He averaged 43.5 yards on two punts, the longer going 45 yards, and both resulted in fair catches. Morstead said coaches told him,
“We’ll take fair catches all day — that’s why we drafted you.” The punter added that his focus has been not so much on distance, but getting the punt off quickly and getting good hang-time. He noted that the first statistic Saints coaches discussed with him wasn’t distance, but the fact that Atlanta punter Michael Koenen and the Falcons’ punt coverage squad allowed an NFL recordlow 49 return yards last season. “That’s something I want to try and compete with,” Morstead said. “Who knows what’ll happen, but they’ve told me that’s my role, to be a hang-time guy and just pop it up and have no returns.”
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and see where your strengths and weaknesses are. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.” Though the Tigers will be without Dabbs, the match will mark the return of two seniors from ACL injuries. Middle blocker Lauren DeGirolamo will see her first action since Oct. 3, while outside hitter Marina Skender will play in her first match since the end of the 2007 season. Skender, a 2006 All-Southeastern Conference first team selection, said she is excited to get
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third of the field.” Memphis employed a manmarking scheme, rather than a traditional zone defense to slow down and confuse the LSU attack — a feature Lagow said hampered the Tigers’ forwards. “That’s something we’re not used to,” she said. “We’re used to slipping through holes and gaps, and our forwards hadn’t really played against that in a while. But we’ve learned from that, and we’ll be able to handle it next time.” With the loss — just the Tigers’ second non-conference home loss in four years — out of the way, Lagow seemed confident as to which LSU squad would take the field against Southern Miss. “We weren’t playing hard
back on the court. “I had the spring to help me feel more comfortable, to come back and get some practice” Skender said. “The team was so supportive throughout the way, and I feel great.” There are also the three highly touted freshmen available to play this week — outside hitter Madie Jones, middle blocker Ally Judkins and defensive specialist Sam Delahoussaye. Freshman defensive specialist Meghan Mannari would likely play this weekend, but she is out with a knee injury. Flory was pleased with the
play of Jones, Judkins and Delahoussaye in Saturday’s scrimmage and added all three should see some playing time this weekend. “Sam has proven herself to be able to handle the pressure in our gym,” Flory said. “Madie is going to be on the outside, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she starts because she’s earned the chance to do that with her play. She’s been playing like a seasoned veteran.” Flory said Judkins, a top-50 recruit from Jersey Village High School in Houston, will probably see some time at middle blocker, although the position is already
filled by three upper classmen, including preseason All-SEC selection Brittnee Cooper. Judkins said she will be ready to go if Flory plays her this weekend. “I’m ready to see what gets thrown at me this weekend,” the freshman said. “I came here knowing it wasn’t going to be the same as high school where I was playing all the time. So I just try to be a good teammate and keep working hard.” Contact Andy Schwehm at firstname.lastname@example.org
[against Memphis]. We got bullied around a little bit, and that was very uncharacteristic of our team,” she said. “I can say with much confidence that I don’t expect us to get pushed around — especially up top.” With influenza making the rounds to the volleyball team this week, Lagow said “a few girls are dealing with some issues” but nothing serious. “There’s no epidemic. We’re not out for the game or anything,” Lagow said. “They gave everybody hand sanitizer.” Sophomore midfielder Taryne Boudreau could miss tonight’s game because of a concussion suffered against Memphis.
SEATTLE, from page 7 Caple said the Huskies’ struggles shouldn’t affect the gameday environment. “It’s weird — it kind of takes away from the atmosphere,” Caple said. “But being there in Husky Stadium with the lights and national TV, it’s hard not to get excited.” With a lakefront stadium to showcase, Caple said Washington boasts some of the best tailgating in the Pac-10. “It’s not anything like LSU — I’ve heard stories about the tailgating there,” he said. “But I think people who come to the West Coast from the SEC are surprised by what they see.” Among the suggested attractions is University Way, or ‘the Ave,’ located off campus to the northwest of Husky Stadium. The hotspot is comparable to LSU’s Northgate, featuring various restaurants and bars. As LSU hopes to bounce back from an 8-5 season, Washington is starting a new era under coach Steve Sarkisian. Caple said “four or five wins” would be an improvement for the Huskies but that many fans aren’t happy to see the Tigers on the schedule. “LSU is a ridiculous game to schedule for a rebuilding program, but it’s there. They have to play it,” Caple said. “If it’s a game at any point in the fourth quarter, people will be extremely satisfied.
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Senior forward/midfielder Amanda Carreno and senior forward Rachel Yepez work together on Friday against Memphis, but the Tigers lost 2-0.
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Parker said the University is aiming to increase the undergraduate international student population from less than 2 percent of the student body to between 3 and 5 percent within the next ﬁve years. Virginia Grenier, International Hospitality Foundation executive director, said usually about 75 percent of international students are graduate students. PAYING THE WAY Parker said international students pay the same tuition as outof-state students with an additional $10 fee for the International Cultural Center. She said her ofﬁce offers about 40 full and partial scholarships per year to international students. She said selection is based strictly on academic merit, and the department offers only about 10 full scholarships each year. Full scholarships include full tuition, and partial scholarships cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, she said. Harald Leder, Academic Programs Abroad interim director, said comparing U.S. tuition rates to those in other countries is difﬁcult because most countries fund public universities with taxes. “The U.S. is certainly the highest-priced market when it comes to higher education,” Leder said. Shanaka Abeyhanda, ﬁrstyear math graduate student from Sri Lanka, said he chose the University because of its research opportunities. Abeyhanda pays part of his tuition costs by working as teacher’s assistant, and his fee bill totals about $1,000 per semester. Abeyhanda lives in graduate student housing at Nicholson Apartments. He said the apartments are similar to dorms in Sri Lanka, but he would live in other campus apartments if they were less expensive. “I know there are much better places here than Nicholson,” Abeyhanda said. A two-bedroom apartment in Nicholson Apartments costs
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he would have preferred attending a regular student orientation program closer to the start of school.
ACADEMIC DIFFERENCES Simon Brown is a history and English junior from England. He GETTING SETTLED The International Cultural said his major in England is AmeriCenter was responsible for ﬁnding can studies, but the University does temporary housing for internation- not offer an equivalent program of study. al students waiting Brown said to move into housclasses are more ing on- and offformal in the U.S.; campus. he is accustomed Hewitt said to addressing his about 20 students teachers by their needed temporary ﬁrst names and housing from Aug. said teachers are 14 until the beginHarald Leder often more liberal ning of school, and Academic Programs Abroad than students in other students and interim director the U.K. community memNafees Alam, ﬁnance junior bers opened their homes. Andrey Simonov, account- from Bangladesh, works at the ing graduate student from Russia, International Cultural Center and said the accounting department re- answers students’ questions about quired him to arrive at the Univer- American laws and societal norms. sity on Aug. 10 to complete review He said students often approach classes, take written and spoken him with questions about race isEnglish tests and deal with social sues, speciﬁcally which words are security issues. But Simonov said inappropriate. Maureen Hewitt, ICC managhis on-campus apartment was not available until Aug. 18. He said he er, said students come to her most slept on a blanket on the ﬂoor of an often about housing problems and accounting department employee’s home until his housing situation was settled. “My car [was] parked full of stuff, and somebody can break in and take it,” Simonov said. Simonov said his graduate student apartment, at Nicholson Apartments, was not ready because it still needed some cleaning and repairs. “It’s not very convenient for many students,” Simonov said. Williams spent ﬁve days in temporary housing in Acadian Hall before moving into his McVoy Hall dorm. “It would have been nice to get into housing right away,” Williams said. Williams said he was required to arrive on Aug. 9 and spent almost a week cooped up in a dorm with very few scheduled activities. He said the people were nice, but
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interpersonal issues. Hewitt said international students’ problems can sometimes be very serious and require legal assistance. She said “very logical misinterpretations” of American culture have led to behavioral issues and even arrests in a few extreme instances. Grenier said it is important the University community receives international students with kindness. “When they go home, they are the experts on the USA,” Grenier said. Williams’ ﬁrst impressions of the U.S. seem to be pleasant; he said people are generally much more friendly in the U.S. than in the U.K., and he’s quickly making new acquaintances on campus. “Seemingly, we’re renowned on the campus so far for our parties,” Williams said. “I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.” Williams said he will miss his friends, the Scottish accent and the good beer of his home country. Rigby said the most common majors among international students are engineering, Internet technology, computer science and business. Parker said the most popular majors among undergraduates
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009 are business, engineering and architecture. Parker said the two largest enrollment groups of graduate international students are from India and China. She said the largest undergraduate enrollment groups are from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, respectively. Parker said the University is focusing on recruiting international students from Central and South America, mainly because that area is home to a large alumni base.
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“LSU cut academic units by 3 percent and non-academic units by 5 percent,” Antolik said. Antolik also said he was pleased the University was able to include continued funding for the Pelican Promise program for a third year. The program provides an award for the full cost of attendance to the University to financially needy students, Antolik said. The budget resolution also included a requirement that each campus and hospital in the LSU System prepare a quarterly report on the use of its budget. The report will include information about transferring funds from an academic to a non-academic area, transferring funds from a major budget category to another if the transfer exceeds 20 percent of the smaller category and an explanation of significant reductions in anticipated revenue. System President John Lombardi said though the adoption of the budget will end the uncertainty the System had been facing, “things won’t change.” “The campuses had been operating as if the budget was already approved,” Lombardi said. “They had to because the budget had to begin July 1. All that was done here was make recognition of what we knew. There were no surprises today.” Capital outlay projects through 2015 were also approved at the meeting. The University’s plan, totaling $661.5 million, includes a host of projects to renovate buildings as well as build new ones.
Three emergency projects were approved, including a campus sewer line replacement and roof replacements on Patrick F. Taylor Hall and the Life Science Complex. New buildings scheduled to be constructed are a $63 million residence hall, a $42 million math and lecture hall and a $30 million parking facility. Two seats were arranged during the meeting. Chairman-elect Blake Chatelain, of Alexandria, was sworn in as chairman, while James Moore of Monroe became the new chairman-elect after he was nominated without opposition. Other construction projects for campus were approved by the Property and Facilities Committee, including a financial plan for a new building for the E.J. Ourso College of Business and a Tiger Athletic Foundation-funded bleacher renovation in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The 660 new bleachers will cost approximately $550,000 and are expected to be completed by the beginning of basketball season Nov. 13. In a presentation to the Academic and Student Affairs, Achievement and Distinction Committee, Michael Gargano, vice president of student and academic support for the System, mentioned the University’s projected admissions statistics for the fall semester. Gargano said the University was projecting an enrollment of 28,200 students, a sixperson increase from last year.
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certainly as disappointed as everyone on campus. We are a self-funded unit, and we need that building up and operating as much as anyone does.” The building is having underground utilities installed, Jackson said. Concrete will be poured next week to fill the trenches over the underground utilities. The contractors will install the overhead utilities and by mid-October begin installing the walk-in coolers, dishwashers and [cooking] heads, Jackson said. “Now we have a handle on it,” Jackson said. “Unless Mother Nature or something unforeseen slows us down, I’m going to have it finished and give operators two weeks to train before the start of the spring semester.” The costs of the renovations for the dining hall are currently estimated to be between $5 million and $6 million, Heidke said. The costs for the new dining hall — along with $18.2 million in other University dining renovations — will be paid over a 17-year period by sales generated by campus dining services. “[The renovated Pentagon Dining Hall] will be very, very similar to 459 in terms of the program — the menu and the style of how we present and provide our menu and food options to students,” Heidke said. “It will have a different look with more purple and gold than the 459 Commons, but programmatically with the menus and what we are able to do with the wood-stone ovens, the cooking stations — where the students can cook their own food
— will all be the same” The Pentagon Dining Hall will be renamed “The 5,” similar to the 459 Commons. Heidke said the new name is a play on the word “pentagon.” The 5 will also have a retail section similar to “Take-outs” at the 459 Commons called Take 5, which will house a Quiznos. The 5 will also have an outdoor patio area seating 50 to 60 students between the dining hall and West Campus Apartments, Heidke said. “I preferred the 459 Commons to the old Pentagon Dining Hall,” said Brad Baudot, Spanish graduate student. “But I definitely like the self-service of the old Pentagon Dining Hall, because I got to fix the portions that I wanted.” Heidke said the University shifted from the style of dining where students served themselves
PAGE 15 to a style where workers give students the portions to reduce food waste. “When we opened up the 459 Commons, we were also at the same time operating Pentagon, and we had the opportunity to compare them operationally, Heidke said. “We saw a 30 percent reduction in the pounds of waste going to the dishroom at the 459 Commons than the Pentagon.” This waste occurs because when students have a tray and take as much food as they want initially, they tend to get more than they can eat. Heidke said the dining halls are not attempting to keep students from eating all they want, but only trying to reduce food waste, which is ultimately discarded. Contact Xerxes A. Wilson at email@example.com
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Seat belts make drivers reckless, not wreckless The small Dutch town of Drachten used to face an all-toocommon problem — traffic accidents. The small town had one road death every three years, according to a November 2006 article in The Telegraph. But instead of responding with more rules and regulations, Drachten’s city planners did something rare — they stopped planning. In 2003, traffic lights were removed, divisions between sidewalks and roads were blurred and commuters were left to their own wits. There hasn’t been one traffic fatality since, and the town’s center — which used to average eight traffic accidents a year — has had only minor fender-benders since. Because of the way humans react to risk, the effects of legislating and liberalizing safety measures are often counterintuitive. Significant evidence suggests clicking your seat belt — advice often given by governing mothers and mandated by mothering governments — might make you more likely to suffer in an accident.
Everyone has a firm grasp of the sentimental seat belt view. All else held equal, seat belts will make you safer if you are in a car accident. They save around 15,000 lives every year in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But all else is not held equal. For good reasons, seat belts give drivers a sense of security. All else held equal, when drivers feel safer, they become more reckless. I’m not allowed to tell you that you should unbuckle, but I recommend you consider it the next time you are barreling down the Port Allen side of the Mississippi River bridge. I tried it, and I quickly felt demons of terror simmering in my stomach, and my foot reached instinctively for the brakes. A little danger goes a long way. Seat belts decrease the cost of bad driving. As an economics undergraduate, I’m fully qualified to tell you this will increase bad driving. Incentives matter. So there are two opposing forces pulling on the highway
death statistics. From the armchair, we don’t know if the benefits — safer accidents — outweigh the costs — more frequent accidents. When seat belts were first being instituted worldwide, John Adams of London University College did an expanDaniel Morgan sive study on Columnist 80 percent of the world’s drivers. He found most countries with seat belt laws fared no better than countries without them and some countries fared far, far worse. Although it remained confidential during the UK seat belt debate, the later-leaked “Isles Report” predicted a UK seat belt law would result in a 2.3 percent increase in traffic fatalities. When the law passed, it was followed by no statistically significant decreases in traffic fatalities. However, the freshly belted drivers were 7 to 8 percent more likely to hit cyclists and 11 to 13 percent more likely to hit pedestrians — who both stand outside the safety
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‘Fan cans’ send unhealthy image By Editorial Board Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa (U-WIRE) — Remember when your teachers and parents sat down to give you the talk? No, not that one. The talk about college life and expectations. About temptations and pitfalls. Warnings of credit-card solicitors at every football game and Subway, promising a free T-shirt or meal at the mere cost of 12 percent annual interest — these were the traps we were warned of. But there is another snag in the line that threatens to draw students down into a dark and murky hole: alcohol. Don’t run. We on the Editorial Board are not here to judge. But we are concerned about AnheuserBusch’s latest promotion, the “fan can.” You may have already seen them — Budweiser cans with the school colors, cardinal and gold, plastered onto their sides. Those are our colors. That’s our school being represented.
On beer cans. What does it say about Iowa State University when, despite our programs aimed at reducing and even eliminating underage or irresponsible drinking, we let a promotion like this continue without repercussion? College is a time when individuals are at a significantly higher risk of abusing alcohol, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. We realize that college is “a time to have fun,” but we on the Editorial Board fail to see such a promotion as anything but dangerous. ISU spokesman John McCarroll says he wants to make it clear the idea is not Iowa State’s. “We didn’t endorse this. We weren’t consulted about it by Anheuser-Busch or any other beer company,” he told the Des Moines Register. That may be, but when a manager of Ames’ own Campustown Liquors calls the promotion “a great idea” and says that the colored cans “have been selling like hotcakes”
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and Iowa State doesn’t take a stand — that’s endorsement to us. It’s not like ISU officials are powerless here. Anheuser-Busch spokesman Mike Bulthaus wrote in an e-mail to the Des Moines Register that “fan cans” are not being sold where communities have demonstrated such a promotion is not welcome. Bulthaus also wrote that the company does not support underage drinking. But underage drinking undoubtedly continues to support AnheuserBusch, and when “fan cans” enter the picture, it isn’t hard to imagine what the results will be. We on the Editorial Board are outraged and disappointed at this promotion that aims a potentially harmful product straight at college students. But we are even more disappointed at the lack of an official repudiation. Contact The Daily Reveille’s opinion staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
arms race. To be fair, there aren’t many recent studies on the topic. There’s a chance modern drivers are more acclimated to seat belts, and the effect has diminished. But if you think those people who call themselves “the state” should be in the “forcing people to buckle up” business, then let’s take the incentives lesson all the way and really save some lives. Rip out the seat belts, remove the air bags and require all cars be fitted with unforgiving, gargantuan spikes poised inches above the still-beating hearts of the drivers and passengers. If the occupants were thrust forward, the skewers would penetrate their lungs. Heck, even stopping too quickly would leave their hearts squirting fluid all over the dashboard. Each stop, start and lanechange would be an adrenalinefueled adventure. Through a combination of incentives and natural selection, it wouldn’t be long before accidents were virtually unheard of! Or, perhaps, we should take a lesson from Drachten and leave drivers to their own devices.
If seat belts were optional, more cautious drivers would be more likely to buckle up, and riskseeking bareback drivers would get a much-needed connection to the dangerous situation they have placed themselves in. Drachten “works well because it is dangerous, which is exactly what we want,” Dr. Hans Monderman — originator of the city’s unique design — told The Telegraph. “It shifts the emphasis away from the Government taking the risk, to the driver being responsible for his or her own risk.” I’m comfortable with that setup. After all, I share the road with drivers, not “the Government.” Daniel Morgan is a 21-year-old economics senior from Baton Rouge. Follow him on Twitter @ TDR_dmorgan.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Former Reveille employee reflects on DesOrmeaux The LSU family lost one of its finest on Thursday morning when former Tiger goalie Robyn DesOrmeaux passed away at age 27 after a courageous battle with a rare form of bone cancer. As a former Reveille reporter, I had the privilege of interviewing Robyn in 2006. I have never met anyone who embodies the same determination, courage and raw passion that Robyn exhibited. Telling her story was a pivotal moment in my own journalism path. It was a story that reminded me why I chose to become a writer. After the story’s publication, we kept in touch through an occasional phone call or e-mail. Robyn joked that I was “going to make it big” in journalism and teased that I shouldn’t forget her
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if I became famous. She was more than an interview subject to me. She became a friend and a motivational force in my own life. When her cancer came back, I told Robyn that when she beat it for the second time, I would tell her story once again. It is with a heavy heart that I realize that chance will not come. With the same competitive fuel that made her a standout goalie, Robyn simply never gave up in her fight. And for that reason, to me, she joins the ranks of the greatest Fighting Tigers in LSU athletic history. She will not be forgotten. Amy Brittain Columbia University Journalism graduate student LSU Class of 2009
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QUOTE OF THE DAY “They who drink beer will think beer.”
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Infantilism and misplaced nostalgia mark summer films The 2009 summer film season has about ended, and there has been no crowning achievement. No “Iron Man,” not even a “Dark Knight.” We endured the rising ticket prices, the hours spent in the darkened rooms with the crummy seats surrounded by blabbing neighbors, inhaling the redolence of stale popcorn piercing the air; but it was all for naught. One would suppose that the sheer output of films flushing through Hollywood gates would provide a greater number of memorable pictures. The summer season officially began May 1 with “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and the roster of films for the four months past has been an avalanche of mediocrity; a catalog of insipid blockbusters appealing to juvenility, but masquerading as entertainment; a debased hankering after dollars without any concept of art. In an Aug. 7 article entitled “Open Wide: Spoon-Fed Cinema,”
New York Times film reviewer A. O. Scott noted audiences wanted to relax, have a good time and enjoy a little escapism in our depressed times. “These are the truisms of summer, invoked every time some pointy-headed grouch complains about the prevalence of sequels, or superhero movies, or big, dumb popcorn spectacles,” Scott said. “We like big, dumb popcorn spectacles.” Even when bright spots exist for filmgoers, they were often overpowered by sheer banality. For every “(500) Days of Summer,” there were multitudes of “The Ugly Truth;” for one “The Hangover,” there were clones of “Brüno.” Critic John Simon diagnosed the affliction of American films as being due to “the sinister confluence of two unwholesome manifestations: rabid nostalgia and a frenzy for playing it safe.” The indiscriminate pursuit of profit has produced a cinema excited by bloated production values and a
trumpeting of a 21st century version of American manifest destiny. Take as examples, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” With a combined gross revenue greater than $1.2 bilFreke Ette lion, on a combined budget Columnist of about $500 million, these films have clearly not been failures. But what did audiences carry home besides Megan Fox’s cantaloupes or Hugh Jackman’s chiselled bust? Should the destruction of Egyptian pyramids by the United States Army or the demolition of the Eiffel Tower by the G.I. Joes or the slaughter of Nigerians by Team X pass as our predominant form of
entertainment? And talk about playing it safe; Ron Howard’s “Angels and Demons,” for example, was unable to exceed the treacly intellectualism of its source material — by the bestselling author and literary cobbler Dan Brown. Instead settling for a contrived compatibility between religion and science: “Faith is a gift I have yet to receive.” The problem with films like these is not only that one does not think about them when they are over; there is nothing for one to think about. One cannot pass judgment on the summer season without making mention of “Brüno.” Director Sacha Baron Cohen attempted to pass off a comedy that had something to say about celebrity culture, homophobia and our TV-bred society. What we got was a vulgar, dishonest and insincere work that would do Robert Flaherty proud.
With the recession still in effect, the studios can be forgiven for tightening the purse strings; for producing films that appeal to our infantile yearnings, films which leave audiences content in the status quo — in short for releasing films guaranteed to make money. However, since the recession also affects filmgoers, is it not time we rejected the crass alternate reality and rediscovered our interest in films that championed story and plot over bombast? Instead of being spoon-fed cinema, we should determine the menu. Freke Ette is a political theory graduate student from Uyo, Nigeria. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_fette.
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How I inadvertently helped Google’s evil plan By David Ryan West Virginia University
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., (UWIRE) — Somewhere, on some distant hard drive in some other state – nay, even country – my voice is asking for the Sabraton Pizza Hut. In a moment of desperation, when getting myself up from the couch to find the number using the computer seemed an impossible task, I opted for Google’s 411 service. That’s right, Google. The online search engine that has since spawned an entire suite of information organization has its very own phone service. Dubbed “GOOG-411,” the system uses voice recognition software to help track down what you’re looking for. In my case, Pizza Hut. Google 411 greeted me with a friendly notice that calls were being recorded – a standard notice that probably meant my voice could be used for training purposes. But oh no. It was much more sinister. In that distant server, without even knowing it, my voice is being manipulated for another of Google’s experiments for taking over the world. For the last two years, while I’ve called at various hours of the day asking for all sorts of Morgantown businesses, Google was using my voice to build its voice recognition applications. “We need a lot of people talking, saying things so that we can ultimately train off of that,” Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of
Search Products & User Experience told Web site InfoWorld in 2007. “So 1-800-GOOG-411 is about that: Getting a bunch of different speech samples so that when you call up or we’re trying to get the voice out of video, we can do it with high accuracy.” If you’ve ever used Google’s mobile phone voice application, you can thank my perfect diction later. For anyone who’s ever used Google, this kind of information use isn’t anything new. Google’s entire name has been built on smart indexing and collection of data. Everything you search for has value for them – no matter how silly or how obscure. In the last few years, more attention has been placed on what kinds of information we should voluntarily give out. Much of that focus has surrounded social networking and how willing we are to share our lives with the world. Facebook profiles are exactly what people complain about – listings of addresses, phone numbers, locations and more. We hate when people know what we’re doing when we haven’t invited them upon it, yet we display it freely of our own volition. Google, like other services, is offered free because it collects information from us. Facebook, too, targets us with advertising based upon information from our profiles. We’re assured that this data is being used primarily by computers and not exploited by some suited, villainous executive.
Instead, it is something more sinister. We can live with the constant bombardment of advertisers seeking us to sell us their wares. As students of a state institution, all of our information on the West Virginia University directory is fair game – it’s why you see those ads screaming “live rent free” when you never asked for them. But Google is different. Google is taking that
information one step further. It can be quite unnerving once you examine how often you use it. Google knows, for example, that I like pizza. But it doesn’t end there. It knows what kinds of e-mails I’m getting, when I expected a specific package, where I live, what my last statement for my power bill was – everything. I willingly allow it to access that information all for the sake of
convenience. For this reason, I cannot complain. Instead, I can search safer. Google might be out to index the world’s information for a greater cause. Maybe I’ll use Bing from now on.
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Roommate Wanted 1 Female Roommate Needed 3 Bedroom/2 Bath House Near Campus $375 + 1/3 of Utilities Contact @ 225.235.1085 Female Roommate Wanted to share 2 bedroom/1 bath. $380/month plus half of power bill. No deposit. Must be full-time student. 225.439.4742 Female Roommate Needed to share 3br/2bath house in Highland Creek. $425 plus 1/3 utilities. Call Debbie at 504-2014170 roomate To share newly renovated 2 BR condo, S. Acadian. $500 plus share utilities. 225-8101417;225-485-2683. 225.344.4553 225.344.4553
The cute petite girl in econ 2030 with the red VW Jetta has a secret admirer :) I’m too shy to say hi, but if you are curious to find out who your admirer is email me at email@example.com LOOKING FOR: Non-fratstar. A guy who really knows how to use his cargo pockets. A man who can describe himself with a cute graphic T. Gelled hair preferred. You can find me onstage at Reggies. Come by and buy me a Jager shot or shoot me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org No summer love? Hopeless romantic looking for a cute girl who knows what she wants and likes to be treated well. If your idea of a nice night is a movie on the big screen and a bottle of wine, let me know. email@example.com
3br/2bath apt. for rent. $960 per month. 225.324.0016
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Two-bed townhouse, Nicholson Dr. near LSU, w / D, $650/ month, Call (225)2786621
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FOR RENT 2 BED 2.5 BATH TOWNHOUSE FURNISHED CLOSE TO LSU $1250.00 A MONTH 504.455.6792
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FOR RENT 3 BR1 1/2 BA house next to campus. Fenced yard. Range, refrig., washer & dryer. Central heat, window A/C. $960 per month. Deposit and lease. Available now. 225.766.2963 LSU Area 3 BR / 1 Bath Newly Renovated with beautiful wood flrs., new tile in kitchen & bath. Comes with all appl. inclds washer/ dryer. Near LSU campus, on LSU busline or walk to class. 1 yr. sem. lease. Lawn care included. Very nice! $975 w/ $500 deposit 225.928.2864 WALK TO LSU 2BRUNF $575 3313 Iowa, central AC washateria 9275495 7660579
Econ tutoring $20/hr. I’m clear + concise and know how to break it down. Don’t fall behind! firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found REWARD for LOST CAT Large gray cat w/ orange eyes, missing since Aug. 2nd. 225.302.5090
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