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Q&A , screening of “Mothers” A screening of Milcho Manchevski’s latest work, “Mothers”, a film comprised of three narratives that begin as fiction and then turn into a documentary, will be followed by a Q & A with the director in GAR 0.122 from 7-9 p.m.


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Judicial Court to decide Gardner/Guevara appeal By Jody Serrano Daily Texan Staff

The Student Government Judicial Court is set to determine whether the Election Supervisory Board violated procedure in administering the disqualification of former SG candidates Madison Gardner and Antonio Guevara today.

The candidates appealed the Board’s ruling last Thursday and claimed the Election Supervisory Board violated procedure when evaluating a complaint against their campaign. In their appeal, Gardner and Guevara claim the Board violated their Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution and petitioned to have their disqualification be reassessed by

the Board. Gardner stated the Board infringed on his and Guevara’s constitutional rights because they tried them twice for procuring services from a professional web designer, a violation of the Fifth Amendment that protects people against double jeopardy. The Board ruled on Feb. 10 the candidates did not violate any rules because the designer in

question, James Skidmore, is a student at Texas A&M and not a professional. The Election Code requires candidates report all professional services at fair market value even if they were granted said services at a discounted rate. Gardner also claimed the Board violated their Sixth Amendment right, alleging Board chair Eric Nimmer filed a complaint against

Isha Kriya meditation session

Come learn meditation tools that can relieve stress, enhance clarity and increase your potential. This is a free event in MEZ 1.212 from 4-5 p.m.


By Andrew Messamore Daily Texan Staff

“Art 21” preview screened

ity since 1990. However, she said University officials, concerned about campus safety and crime during Roundup, instituted a wristband requirement for the students’ own benefit and to prevent high school students from attending the events. Students could get a wristband at various

Political careers can be a roller coaster ride of victory and defeat, but students willing to choose this path found veteran advice at the 2012 Careers in Politics Conference on Saturday. Students were invited to workshops with former and current members of national political campaigns, including staffers for former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The all-day event took place at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, hosted by the New Politics Forum of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. Events included three panels with staffers in active political careers, a networking lunch with Sherri Greenberg, the director of the Center for Politics and Governance and a keynote address by Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus. More than 100 graduate students attended the conference, attracted by the ability to bring positive change to the political sphere, said Emily Einsohn, program coordinator for ASICP. “I think young people are hungry for knowledge,” Einsohn said. “They want to know what the insider perspective is, and they want to under-

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Come see a screening of an episode of the sixth season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” or “Art 21.” This PBS show looks at artists from all around the world . Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and will be held in the Fine Arts Library in DFA 2.204 from 4-5 p.m.


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Jazz drummer Roy Haynes gives lecture

Legendary drummer Roy Haynes will give a preperformance talk in the Bass Concert Hall, PAC lobby. Contact the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office for tickets (512-471-1444). Admission is free. Begins at 7 p.m.

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UT workshop helps student politicians gain expert advice


The White Rose Society holds their annual 10,000 Roses event, handing out 10,000 white roses on campus to symbolize the people who died in Auschwitz. They will be handing them out from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gregory Plaza, the West mall and near the RLM.

them during the hearing for not reporting an earlier campaign fine issued by the Board. Furthermore, Gardner claimed they were not given a hearing for this infraction. This violation, stated Gardner in the argument, denied them of the right to be informed, to be confronted of the witnesses against

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Participants of Roundup drink from a beer bong at the Zeta Beta Tau house, Saturday afternoon. Access to Roundup events was restricted by wristbands that could only be obtained with a college ID and were checked by security guards present at several parties.

Attack affects Roundup safety By Sarah White & Bobby Blanchard Daily Texan Staff

Austin Police Department and University administrators took extra precautions to ensure student safety at Roundup, the annual Greek philanthropy event. Despite such efforts, the event included a violent alter-

cation at 25th and Leon Street, Friday at midnight. APD spokesman Anthony Hipolito said the stabbing was non-lethal and occurred outside of a fraternity house in West Campus. Although officials have not confirmed if the stabbing is connected to Roundup, fraternity houses Pi Kappa Alpha, Omicron and Sigma Alpha Mu are all

in the area. Hipolito said the victim was transferred to Brackenridge Hospital, although the suspect was not apprehended. Hipolito said police have been interviewing witnesses and are currently investigating several leads. UT spokeswoman Marcia Gibbs said Roundup has not been an official University activ-

Bat migration to Austin Today in history may bring foreign species In 1953 In 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk, an American medical researcher, announces the success of a vaccine that would cure the fatal disease of poliomyelitis.


By Sylvia Butanda Daily Texan Staff

With the emergence of warm spring weather comes the return of the Mexican Freetail bats under Congress Bridge and the remote possibility that a feared and foreign species of bat could make its way into Texas. The increase in global climate temperatures has raised concerns about the vampire bat species travelling from Mexico and South and Central America into the southern and central regions of Texas. Carin Peterson, training and outreach coordinator of the Office of Envi-

ronmental Health and Safety, said even if vampire bats are not making their appearance, Austin’s surrounding caves and popular bat attraction, Congress Avenue Bridge, already have their annual bat species. “Biologists are paying attention to the warming climate and what potential impacts that could bring, including non-native wildlife, but this is not something that will likely happen within the next few years,” Peterson said. The possibility of these bloodsucking bats travelling into Austin and its surrounding areas, however,

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Holi celebrates Hindu culture, UT diversity

We recap round up weekend, including the story of the stabbing that occured Friday night in West Campus. We also report on the Student Government elections and a solar powered study desk. Tune in!

By Reihaneh Hajibeigi Daily Texan Staff

9:30 p.m. ‘College Pressbox’ We talk March Madness and highlights from this week’s Elite 8. Texas Pro Day. Also, analysis of the No 1. UT Men’s Golf Team at the Morris William Invitational.

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Students participate in the Hindu festival Holi on South Mall Saturday afternoon by tossing rang, a colored powder, at others.

Illustration by Betsy Cooper | Daily Texan Staff

Yellow, pink and blue powder flew across campus as students welcomed the arrival of spring and celebrated the Hindu festival Holi on Saturday. Hosted by the Hindu Students Association, hundrends of students participated in Holi on the Main Mall through the tradition-

al throwing of colorful powders. Holi, or the Festival of Colors, is a festival observing the beginning of spring and is celebrated by Hindus across the world. Public health sophomore Navya Singirikonda said this commemoration is in honor of the god Krishna and his desire to be like everybody else.

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SG continues from PAGE 1 them and to have the assistance of a counsel for their defense. Nimmer said he does not feel the Board’s decision violated the U.S. Constitution. He also said he did not file a complaint against the candidates but had discovered a violation during the hearing, which the rules allow. He said he received a blank financial statement from the candidates March 19 along with a message stating they had not incurred any expenses or received contributions since the disclosure they submitted on Feb. 15. Aakash Kumar, who represented Gardner and Guevara to the Judicial Court, said the court must look toward the U.S. Constitution as a guideline for their decision. “Think about this in term of intent,” Kumar said, claiming the candidates did not intend to falsify their documents to gain an advantage. “Apply a [Constitutional] higher standard when you’re making a decision, a standard we govern living by. Outside of this, we don’t live on what the ESB said.” Kumar also said the punishments delivered by the court were too severe for the mistakes they had committed, which were not willful and blatant. To support this claim, Kumar cited the case of current SG president Natalie Butler and vice president

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stand what a career in politics looks like. Who better to hear that from than the active professionals?” Students must think about the value of their time in school, and how they spend it if they choose to get into politics, former ASICP president Mary Dixson said, who moderated a panel with political consultants Kevin Burnette and Shamina Singh. She also said an only academic background was not suitable for a political or business career.

BATS continues from PAGE 1 is not likely for many decades, said Mylea Bayless, conservation programs manager for Bats Conservation International in Austin. “There are a lot of factors involved in whether or not the animal could reach Austin, which includes more than just temperature range,” Bayless said. “There are a lot of factors when it comes to


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Charles Maddox, Election Supervisory Board current chair emeritus member, consults with ESB member Cody Permenter at the Gardner/Guevara appeal of the Board’s disqualification Sunday afternoon.

Ashley Baker. Butler and Baker acquired approximately $405 in fines, more than 50 percent of their campaign budget, last semester and were tried for violating campaigning rules during moratorium multiple times but were not disqualified. The Election Code has since changed since Butler and Baker ran. Last year, candidates were not penalized for the amount of fines they acquired. Today, candidates who exceed 20 percent of their total campaign budget in fines are

automatically disqualified. At the hearing, candidate Guevara said he did not know he had sent Nimmer inaccurate financial documents and that they had accidentally sent the wrong file. Nimmer said the hearing was the first time he had heard the wrong document had been sent, but he affirmed that the candidates had taken no prior action to rectify the mistake on their financials and would still be disqualified. He said last year the Election Code required candidates actions

to be proven blatant and willful to merit disqualification, a clause that does not exist in the code this year. He said the Board does not have to determine whether a candidate’s actions are willful and blatant because it does not matter anymore. “Their only defense was not that they didn’t do it,” Nimmer said. “But that ‘it’s our bad and you guys were nicer last year.’ And I don’t care, because the Election Code says our Board has discretion and that’s nine people.”

“Be careful about digging yourself in a graduate school hole — many academics have never written a resume,” Dixson said. “There’s astronauts and astronomers, and academia is full of astronomers. If you want to be an astronaut, go hang out with the astronauts.” Singh, who is a former senior advisor to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said the skills involved in good political careers would carry over to every aspect of a person’s life. “The same skill set exists in politics and campaigns as in relationships, business and everything else,” Singh said. “It’s challenging and exhausting, but it’s so rewarding.”

A good sense of business and a spirit for impacting politics as a member of society is also important, Burnette said. “The star of the hour is the entrepreneur, especially given the economic situation we are in,” Burnette said. “It would be so great if everyone in America was a true entrepreneur.” At a later panel, former Bill Clinton campaign member Ashley Bell and former George W. Bush campaign member Matt Mackowiak spoke on political communication and the direction of their careers. The emergence of mass social media continues to play an important role in campaigns, Bell said.

“You can’t believe the world of contacts that come out of politics,” Bell said. “Social media is an enigma. We use social platforms to drive interest, [public relations] and marketing back to the websites where we park our information.” The first step into the world of politics is always the most important, Mackowiak said, a 2003 UT communication alumnus. “I didn’t know what it was going to be like getting from the University of Texas to Washington,” Mackowiak said. “You have to take the first step, even though you don’t know at all where you’re going to and where you’ll end up going.”

what place an animal is occupying like habitat and food availability.” Bayless said if the climate change models predict bats coming into Central Texas, it’s not likely these bats will set up shop in the city. “If they did reach into Texas, the impact would be negligible,” Bayless said. “Most commonly they feed on livestock so there would be potentially some vampire bat interaction with livestock that people could perceive as problematic in rural areas.” The misconception that all bats are bloodsuckers causes the death of other species that are beneficial, Bayless said. “Sometimes all other bats wind up being persecuted be-

cause [people] think every bat is a vampire bat, and that fear of vampire bats caused the widespread killings of beneficial bats that eat insects and pollinate plants,” Bayless said. Radio television film junior Clay Taylor agrees that bats are beneficial for the ecosystem and would be excited if the vampire bats make their appearance sooner than expected. “It would definitely make walking across campus at night more fun when you have to watch out for vampire bats,” Taylor said. Wendy Connally, Texas Parks and Wildlife coordinator, said Austin’s regular bat species are like every type of wildlife and should not be approached even if the bats look distressed or unhealthy. “It’s best to not touch them or disturb their bat colonies wherever they may occur,” Connally said. “It’s best to leave them alone and let them go about their daily business.”

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A stabbing and sexual assault that began east of campus and ended in Dripping Springs has raised safety concerns among residents of Travis and Hays counties. According to an official statement released by the Hays County Sheriff ’s Office, a man was lured a 17-year-old girl into his car near a Capital Metro bus stop in the area of 51st Street and Manor Road on March 15 at approximately 9:45 a.m. He then allegedly drove her to an isolated area of Dripping Springs where he sexually assaulted her. “When he realized she might be able to identify him, he took drastic steps,” Sgt. Phillip Taylor said in the statement. “The suspect repeatedly stabbed the girl, leaving her for dead. She was able to stumble towards the sound of traffic to find help.” The Hays County Sheriff ’s Office has released a composite of the man and is requesting that the public be on alert. According to the statement, the suspect is a 5-foot-8-inch to 6-foot-1-inch black male in his early 40s with a medium to heavy build. He is described as having little to no hair on his face or head and as having two tattoos — one on his wrist and the other on his lower leg. “We believe this subject may live and/or frequent the Austin and Dripping Springs area,” Taylor said in the statement. Officials have asked that any citizens with information contact Hays County Investigations Division at (512) 393-7896.

— Sarah White

Unnamed Suspect police composite

HOLI ROUNDUP continues from PAGE 1 continues from PAGE 1 “As a child, he went to his mother and continuously asked her why he was darker than the other kids,” Singirikonda said. “His mother then took color powder and covered all the kids so they would ultimately look the same.” The idea of welcoming spring, unity and joy are the central themes of Holi, Singirikonda said. Holi included participants throwing rang, or colored powder, at each other while music spun by DJ Anish played in the background. Between each round, participants were given water balloons to throw at each other. “While it is a religiously motivated event, it is celebrated culturally throughout the region,” Singirikonda said. Suwetha Amsavelu, Plan II and biology senior said seeing so many different students participate was truly remarkable. “In the end Holi is a religious event, so it is a true testament to how open the UT community really is when you see people of all backgrounds come and check out this event,” Amsavelu said. Amsavelu said she started participating in Holi more upon arriving at UT than in her hometown. “It is a social gathering and really a fun time,” Amsavelu said. “It is just a good opportunity to be with friends and other students.” Jaimin Patel, HSA president and biochemistry senior, said this year’s festival had the largest attendance ever with approximately 3,000 participants. Patel said the festival was also covered by Longhorn Network which brought a new level of excitement to the event. “When everyone comes to Holi, there are various races and skin colors, but by the time they leave, you cannot tell the difference because everyone is covered in color,” Patel said.

locations by showing their college student ID. “Over the years, at the request of the Interfraternity Council and University Panhellenic, the University has worked and continues to work with these organizations on developing effective risk management policies and measures to ensure safety at their events,” Gibbs said. Psychology freshman Jacky Vorlop said security guards were present at several Roundup parties, checking to make sure that attendees had the required wristbands. She said the mandatory wristbands not only kept high school students out, but many college students too, as the University ran out of wristbands at one point. “On Saturday the police were really on-call, and if you didn’t have a wristband ... but you had a student I.D., that didn’t work,” Vorlop said. However, Plan II freshman Parker Berg said the crowds contributed to the positive experience of Roundup. “If there are a million people milling around on West Campus, it’s going to be fun,” Berg said. Berg said the wristbands might have been helpful in keeping some high school students out, but he did not think it kept them all out. “I think it all comes down to who you know, just like any other party,” Berg said. Nate Sokolski, vice-president of Alpha Tau Omega, said he felt the wristbands was an overkill measure taken by the Interfraternity Council. “If the IFC wants to have no involvement with a fraternity party, they shouldn’t have a wristband that says IFC on it,” Sokolski said. “It’s silly, I understand they’re doing it because it’s something I guess they should do, but I don’t see the purpose of it.” For example, Sokolski said he did not understand why wristbands were needed for philanthropy events. “There are a lot of hypotheticals that really make these wristbands pretty imperfect, and I don’t think it’s done a good job,” Sokolski said.



Monday, March 26, 2012 | The Daily Texan | Austin Myers, Wire Editor & Designer |

Pope offers faith, hope to Mexicans hurt by drug war

NEWS BRIEFLY Families of slain Afghanis paid military reparations of $50,000 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The U.S. paid $50,000 in compensation for each villager killed and $11,000 for each person wounded in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Sunday. The families were told that the money came from President Barack Obama. The unusually large payouts were the latest move by the White House to mend relations with the Afghan people. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is accused of sneaking off his base on March 11, then creeping into houses in two nearby villages and opening fire on families as they slept. Families of the dead declined to comment on any payments by U.S. officials on Sunday, but some said previously that they were more concerned about seeing the perpetrator punished than money.

US, Turkey look for solutions to Syrian crisis failing diplomacy ISTANBUL — A year of sanctions, diplomacy and harsh rhetoric failed to stop Syria’s bloody crackdown and oust President Bashar Assad. With frustration running high, Turkey and other countries that have staked moral credibility on ending the violence are increasingly looking at intervention on Syrian soil, a strategy they have so far avoided for lack of international consensus and fears it could widen the conflict. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed Syria with Barack Obama on Sunday at a nuclear security conference in South Korea, and said it was not possible to tolerate events there. Earlier, Erdogan was asked whether a safe zone inside Syria was on the agenda. “Studies are under way,” Erdogan said. “It would depend on developments. The ‘right to protection’ may be put into use, according to international rules. We are trying to find a solution by engaging Russia, China and Iran.”

Memory competition winner climbed Mt. Everest to learn NEW YORK — A Florida man who trained for a national memory competition by memorizing a randomly shuffled deck of cards as he climbed Mount Everest won the mental bout Saturday and broke a U.S. record. Nelson Dellis, 28, of Miami, said his rigorous training for the challenge required him to reshuffle the deck of cards at each new altitude. “I was getting my best times the higher I got,” said Dellis, who was surprised at his ability to stay focused as he made his way to the summit before having to stop because of problems with his oxygen mask. Among the tricks he relies on is an ancient method he refers to as the “journey method,” where he visualizes memorized objects as he moves mentally through a place he knows well. To recall the information, he mentally walks back through the journey. — Compiled from Associated Press reports

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SILAO, Mexico — Pope Benedict XVI urged Mexicans to wield their faith against evils such as drug violence before hundreds of thousands of worshippers on Sunday, saying they would find hope if they purify their hearts. Benedict delivered the message during an open-air Mass in the shadow of the Christ the King monument, one of the most important symbols of Mexican Christianity, which recalls the 1920s Roman Catholic uprising against the anti-clerical laws that forbade public worship services. The pope flew over the monument in a Mexican military Superpuma helicopter en route to the Mass at Bicentennial Park, where he rode in the popemobile through an enthusiastic crowd that was expected to reach 350,000. Often seen as austere and

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President Barack Obama looks through binoculars to see North Korea from the DMZ on Sunday.

Obama prods North Korea By Ben Feller The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea — Trying to muscle North Korea toward peace over provocation, President Barack Obama is broadening his squeeze play from the heart of this tensely divided peninsula, pressuring China to show more influence and warning North Korea that it is headed toward a crippling “dead end” of isolation. From this capital teeming with pride, Obama sought for a second day Monday to contrast the success of the South to the impoverished North, whose nuclear and missile tests have kept its neighbor on edge and itself on the wrong side of the world community. Already, he said, looking into the North from near the border was like witnessing

a “time warp” of despair. In a speech at Hankuk University, one of Seoul’s top-ranked schools, Obama will campaign against the spread of nuclear material and weaponry with North Korea’s shadow figuring large. The North plans to launch a satellite with a long-range rocket next month against fierce objections from world powers, as the same technology could be used to fire a missile. Obama will also try to build diplomatic force by turning to China, North Korea’s main ally, when he meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao. That conversation is among a flurry of engagements for Obama, including a final meeting with departing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, on the sidelines of a major Nuclear

reserved, Benedict charmed the cheering crowd by donning a broadbrimmed Mexican sombrero that he wore on his way to the altar. Before the ceremony, the vast field was filled with noise, as people took pictures and passed around food. But as the Mass started, all fell silent, some dropping to their knees in the dirt. In his homily, Benedict encouraged Mexicans to purify their hearts to confront the sufferings, difficulties and evils of daily life. On Saturday he urged the young to be messengers of peace in a country that has witnessed the deaths of more than 47,000 people in a drug war that has escalated during a government offensive against cartels. “At this time when so many families are separated or forced to emigrate, when so many are suffering due to poverty, corruption, domestic violence, drug trafficking, the crisis of values and increased crime, we come to Mary in search of consolation, strength and hope,” Benedict said.

Security Summit. In a news conference here Sunday, Obama challenged North Korea’s pride and plans, questioning whether its young leader, Kim Jong Un, was truly in charge. “It’s not clear exactly who’s calling the shots and what their longterm objectives are,” Obama said. “But regardless of the North Korean leadership, what is clear is that they have not yet made that strategic pivot where they say to themselves, ‘What we’re doing isn’t working. It’s leading our country and our people down a dead end.’” Obama then set some blunt expectations for China, questioning how much it was helping to ease tensions with North Korea by turning a “blind eye to deliberate provocations.”

Pope Benedict XVI waves from the popemobile wearing a sombrero as he arrives to give a Mass in Bicentennial Park near Silao, Mexico, on Sunday.

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Florida community pulls together behind Trayvon By Mike Schneider The Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. — Before the charges that police botched the investigation of the shooting of an unarmed black teen, there were complaints that they went easy on an officer’s son who beat a black homeless man, or that officers pull over black kids for wearing the wrong color hat because they suspect gang associations. The furor over the failure to charge a neighborhood watch captain for shooting Trayvon Martin to death is the latest episode to inflame racial tensions that have simmered between police and blacks in this Orlando suburb for years. And on Thursday, the department’s chief temporarily stepped aside. Stanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. acknowledged the problems on Friday. “The issues that have been brought to my attention regarding the black community and the Sanford police department go back

10 years,” he said. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done there.” Turner Clayton Jr., president of the Seminole County’s NAACP, agreed. “There is no trust,” he said. “There is no confidence.” Clayton spoke before Lee and a local prosecutor stepped aside Thursday. The chief was accused by critics of mishandling the investigation of 17-year-old Martin’s death. The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a civil rights probe and a special prosecutor appointed by the governor is examining the Feb. 26 shooting by watch captain George Zimmerman, 28. Police questioned but never charged Zimmerman in the shooting of the teen who was returning to a friend’s home after getting Skittles and an iced tea at a convenience store. The failure to arrest Zimmerman — who said he shot in self-defense after Martin attacked him — and a delay in releasing 911 calls related to

the shooting outraged Sanford residents who called it the latest example of bias against blacks. Florida is among 21 states with a “Stand Your Ground Law,” which gives people wide latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat during a fight. It lets police on the scene decide whether they believe the selfdefense claim. In many cases, the of-

ficers make an arrest and leave it to the courts to work out whether the deadly force is justified. In this case, however, police have said they are confident they did the right thing by not charging Zimmerman. Some residents have proposed boycotting the Sanford Police Department by asking 911 dispatch-

ers to send county sheriff ’s officers rather than the Sanford police. And Martin’s family said the resignations don’t’ go nearly far enough. They repeated demands Thursday that Zimmerman be charged. “We want an arrest, we want a conviction and we want him sentenced for the murder of my son,” said Martin’s father, Tracy.

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Look both ways: safety for pedestrians

QUOTES TO NOTE Editor’s note: From the Republican presidential candidates to efficiency in higher education, these are among our favorite quotes from the past several days.

“You’ll have the opportunity here, in the state of Texas, to speak very loudly about what kind of leader you want in this country. ... This is an important state for us.” — Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on his chances for victory in the Texas Republican primary, according to The Washington Post.

“[Texas] can’t keep turning back federal funds that every state gets and then try to find money in our budget which is already being cut in key areas like education.” — Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, on Thursday on the state’s move to

exclude clinics affiliated with abortion providers from the Women’s Health Program, according to NPR. The state’s exclusion prompted the federal government to withdraw funding from the program altogether.

“It was the three most exhilarating hours of my life.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry joking on his short-lived campaign for president

at an annual dinner that includes a roast of politicians, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“I’m not surprised that there’s a major public discussion. The question is whether the right kinds of strategies are being pushed to improve that situation. I doubt that.” — Former UT President Larry Faulkner on the recent push for efficiency in higher education, according to The Texas Tribune.

By Drew Finke Daily Texan Columnist

People who have been on campus long enough have a story about a time they were almost hit by a careless driver while crossing the street or a time they saw the same thing happen to someone else. Students and faculty who cycle to campus are sure to have even more stories of harrowing, near-impact situations with traffic on streets around town. Though thousands of pedestrians and cyclists get safely to and from their destinations every day, auto-pedestrian and auto-cyclist accidents and fatalities are a disturbing and increasing trend in Austin. Last week the Austin American-Statesman reported that auto-pedestrian accidents climbed by 83 percent last year. In 2012, Austin has already seen eight pedestrian deaths. Not included in that tally are the many other pedestrians involved in accidents that are not fatal. One of these was UT soccer player Kylie Doniak, the victim of a hit-and-run accident in downtown Austin last month. Doniak had to undergo nearly a month of intensive care before she was moved to California to continue rehabilitation with her family. While many auto-pedestrian collisions occur downtown, busy streets around campus such as Guadalupe Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard are also problematic for pedestrians and cyclists, according to a map compiled by the Statesman. In the past three years alone, 15 auto-pedestrian accidents occurred along Guadalupe Street between Dean Keeton Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. In response to the mounting number of pedestrian injuries and deaths at Austin crosswalks, the Austin Police Department

began an enforcement crackdown at problematic intersections. During a similar enforcement effort last October, APD issued 948 citations to pedestrians and cyclists who crossed streets between intersections or who crossed at intersections against the light, according to Statesman. Anyone who has walked along Guadalupe recently can see firsthand that this type of enforcement strategy has little lasting effect; students continue to jaywalk or cross early at crosswalks. But pedestrian and cyclist safety is, in part, a personal responsibility. Bike and pedestrian laws should always be observed. Just as drivers must obey traffic laws, cyclists and pedestrians should protect their safety and that of others by following the rules while moving throughout the city. Sometimes, though, observing the law may be insufficient protection for pedestrians and cyclists who are moving through a city designed for the automobile. Though Austin has recently made a commitment to encourage dense, pedestrian-oriented development, much of the inner city’s infrastructure is designed to accommodate the car. Nearly all of Austin’s “transportation corridors” are busy streets that currently include few provisions for pedestrians. Even along Guadalupe, which already boasts high pedestrian traffic, large stretches of road without crosswalks south of MLK and north of 24th Street make crossing inconvenient for pedestrians, and encourage motorists to speed along uninterrupted stretches of roadway. At the intersection of 24th and Guadalupe streets — where thousands cross every day — narrow sidewalks and disintegrating curbs make for a dangerous situation, between turning cars and the crowds of students waiting for the light to change before

crossing. Nonetheless, several improvements around Austin have begun to make city streets safer for walkers and cyclists. Special pedestrian-activated stoplights at mid-block crosswalks along Guadalupe and Lamar streets make it easier for pedestrians to cross along streets without many stoplights. Additionally, Second Street west of Congress Avenue continues to evolve into one of the most generous pedestrian districts in town. Last week, the city approved a proposal made by a local downtown business that would allow two on-street parking spots to transform into an outdoor patio for patrons and passersby to enjoy. While this does little to improve pedestrian safety, it does begin to challenge the dominance of the automobile in Austin’s urban core. This change is an important component of making the city safer for those who choose alternative transportation methods. Austin’s active, outdoor-oriented lifestyle is an important part of the high quality of life enjoyed by students and residents. Sidewalks and pedestrian crossings downtown and around campus function as the primary means of transportation for tens of thousands of people every day, and their funding and maintenance should reflect the crucial transportation role they serve. As the city pursues its vision for a dense and vibrant urban core, it is crucial that more efforts are made to create a richer and safer pedestrian environment throughout the city. This must involve not only a shift in transportation planning and funding but also a broader shift in how space is divided between pedestrians and automobiles. Finke is an architecture and urban studies senior.

The Election Supervisory Board disqualified Student Government executive alliance candidates Madison Gardner and Antonio Guevara on Wednesday for falsifying of financial records, disregarding an election fine and failing to comply with the election code. Gardner and Guevara appealed the ESB’s decision, and the following quotes are from the judicial court’s resulting hearing Sunday.

“I’m sorry, you should make less mistakes. ... That alone qualifies you for a disqualification.” — ESB Chair Eric Nimmer on questions regarding the severity of the ESB’s

decision to disqualify Gardner and Guevara.

“I’m supposed to go under the guise ... that you keep making mistakes, but you are making mistakes that are convenient to your campaign.” — Nimmer on whether the Gardner/Guevara campaign’s recent violations constitute mistakes or negligence.

“Leaving out the fine on our financials wasn’t of any strategic value for the campaign. The disclosure wasn’t public at the time.” — Aakash Kumar, who represented the Gardner/Guevara campaign at

the hearing, on the failure of the campaign to include a fine on its most recent financial statement to the ESB.

“This has been the most stressful few weeks of my life. ... I have three weeks of laundry piled up.” — Alex Jones, a Gardner/Guevara supporter, on the most recent mistakes

of the campaign.

Encourage equal benefits at UT By Michael Redding Daily Texan Guest Columnist

Illustration by Blair Robbins | Daily Texan Staff

LEGALESE Opinions expressed in The Daily Texan are those of the editor, the Editorial Board or the writer of the article. They are not necessarily those of the UT administration, the Board of Regents or the Texas Student Media Board of Operating Trustees.

Other than a recent scuffle over whether candidates for Student Government actually support them, the subject of domestic partner benefits has all but been dropped from campus-wide dialogue. Yet it is still an issue: There are employees and students of the University who are actively discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. For those unfamiliar with the issue, a true domestic partner benefits policy would grant all employees the same right to competitive insurance benefits, regardless of the gender of their partner. Most of the arguments I have heard in favor of instituting domestic partner benefits focus on the equality issue. Should all University employees be given the same rights, regardless of their sexual orientation? The answer: of course, if one is to read the University’s own non-discrimination policy. The equality argument is a fair one; tenured faculty have actually left the University over the policy and the University has been unable to recruit outstanding faculty and graduate students because they cannot get their partners’ health insurance coverage. It even affects current graduate students; in the Graduate School’s climate study, released in fall 2011, 43 percent of all LGBT graduate students reported being discriminated against, with a large number of the comments describing the inequity of partner benefits. So what can we do about the situation? System policy dictates that benefits can only be granted to legally married couples, and the state of Texas currently does not recognize marriage as anything other than between one man and one woman. However, many private institutions in the state currently offer domestic partner benefits, including Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Southern Methodist University and Trinity University. If they can do it, why can’t we? The simple answer is politics. Faculty and staff salaries are paid for from state funds, and the Legislature has signaled its opposition against gay rights and equality issues. Since the “equality”

avenue seems closed for the foreseeable future — though a recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows that 60 percent of Texas residents are in favor of some form of recognition of LGBT couples’ rights — a more fruitful endeavor for supporters of domestic partner benefits would be the recruitment and retention angle. The Commission of 125, a group of citizens dedicated to promoting UT, recommended that UT “should recruit the very best graduate students from Texas, the nation and the world.” The Graduate School’s climate study expanded on this directive, suggesting numerous ways in which outstanding graduate students could be recruited to the University, including enacting domestic partner benefits. However, President William Powers Jr. himself admitted in the November Faculty Council meeting that competitor institutions offer “more robust” recruitment packages to prospective faculty and graduate students than the University can offer. In 2008, UT’s own Pride and Equity Faculty and Staff Association compiled numerous recruitment failures because of the University’s lack of domestic partner benefits. This problem has only compounded since then. Recently, Washington and Maryland became the seventh and eighth states to pass laws recognizing same-sex marriages, assuming various court challenges and referenda don’t overturn said laws. As more states grant equal rights to same-sex couples, the state of Texas and the University become increasingly isolated. Eventually, the University will face a recruitment crisis when superb faculty and graduate students will continue to reject the offers from friendlier states with more equitable laws. To truly be a University of the first-class, we need all the talent we can get. Enacting a domestic partner benefits policy for the UT System is just one small piece of the puzzle to effectively recruit first-class faculty and graduate students. Redding is president-elect of the Graduate Student Assembly and a Texas Student Media contract employee.

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College of Education ranks high among top US schools

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2013 U.S. News & World Report places UT College of Education number one nationally among public schools By Shreya Banerjee Daily Texan Staff

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A woman walks her dogs across Ceasar Chavez Sunday morning. A number of streets were closed downtown for the Statesman Capitol 10K.

Supreme Court to settle floating home case By Curt Anderson The Associated Press

Court documents refer to it as “that certain unnamed gray, two-story vessel approximately 57 feet in length.” To Fane Lozman, it was a floating Florida home never intended to sail the seas. Now, a long-running dispute over exactly what the structure was has landed before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lozman, a 50-year-old former Chicago financial trader, seemingly lost his nearly six-year battle with the seaside city of Riviera Beach when his home was hauled away in 2009 and later destroyed by court order. But Lozman refused to give up, claiming officials vindictively and illegally

targeted him for eviction from the city’s marina because of his vocal opposition to a major redevelopment plan. “Whatever they had to do to get me out of there, they were going to do it,” Lozman said. “All I want to do is live a quiet life. I didn’t look for this drama, it came to me because I wanted to stay at the marina.” The only-in-Florida backstory matters less to the Supreme Court than a more fundamental question: When is something a vessel, and when is it not? The court agreed to take the case earlier this year and is expected to hear arguments in October. The vessel definition is crucially important to not only people who live on the water

but also to major commercial businesses such as floating casinos, hotels and restaurants, said Stanford University law professor Jeffrey Fisher. The outcome will determine whether federal maritime or state laws apply to structures that are moored, more or less permanently, in one place. “Federal maritime law is very different often than state law because it’s crafted for the specific dangers and concerns of maritime commerce and navigation at sea,” said Fisher, an experienced Supreme Court litigator who is handling Lozman’s appeal. “Here you have a question of federal law that has divided courts across the country. It’s very significant.”

Two federal appeals courts have ruled the owner’s intent is key to determining whether a structure is a vessel. In Lozman’s case, however, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that what mattered most was if a structure was “practically capable of transportation over water,” which closely tracks the language in federal law that dates to the 1870s. Riviera Beach officials declined comment because of the pending legal case. But in documents urging the Supreme Court not to take the case, they insisted the structure was not similar to a land-based home that would be afforded important state law protections against seizure.

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UT’s College of Education has maintained the top spot among public institutions according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. The annual report ranked the graduate program at the College of Education number one nationally among public schools and third overall. UT is one of the three public schools in the top 10 nationally, with UCLA coming in at number six and the University of Oregon coming in at eighth. This is the second year that the College has been ranked number one. Marilyn C. Kameen, senior associate dean of the College of Education, said the high ranking is due to the College’s strength in several important areas. “The dramatic increase in research expenditures from research grants, high quality doctoral programs that have high admission standards and our national reputation of our academic programs, as evaluated by deans of education across the country, have contributed to the rise in rankings,” Kameen said. The College of Education’s

research funding program was also ranked number one for the fifth year in a row. The college received around $64 million for research this last year. Two departments within the college, Administration/Supervision and Special Education, were ranked in the top 10 overall. “These rankings showcase the work of our faculty and the fact that they have been found to be of high quality,” said Herbert Rieth, chair of the special education department. “It also shows that our students are highly motivated and are hard workers.” Since the start of the U.S. News & World Report rankings the College of Education has always been in the top 20 public rankings for its graduate program, rising from 18th to first among public universities and from 27th to third overall. UT is ahead of nationally respected private and public schools such as Stanford, Yale, UC Berkeley and University of Michigan. “It feels great to be a part of a school that is so highly ranked in the nation and it is a definitely something that motivates me to succeed,” said exercise science freshman Rachel Gonzalez.

These rankings showcase the work of our faculty and the fact that they have been found to be of high quality. — Herbert Reith, Chair of the Special Education department





Monday, March 26, 2012 | THE DAILY TEXAN | Sameer Bhuchar, Sports Editor | (512) 232-2210 |

Texas falls short of national title


By Elijah Perez Daily Texan Staff

The No. 2 Texas Longhorns men’s swimming and diving team fell short of winning their 11th national title over the weekend, coming in second place to No. 6 California. Following a strong performance on Thursday in which the Texas men finished third in points earned, Friday saw the Longhorns get off to a great start, as 10 individuals and one relay squad posted preliminary times strong enough to qualify for the finals later in the day. Texas pushed into second place by the end of day two, but couldn’t string together enough close wins to edge the Bears by day three. Texas would add two more titles to their overall Championship haul on Friday, raising the total to four through the first two days of the event. The first came from junior Dax Hill, who competed in the 200yard freestyle. Hill’s performance was an impressive one. The Round Rock native posted the fastest time of the day in preliminaries. Entering the final heat, Hill was looking to one-up his performance in the event from the 2011 NCAA championship where he finished in second place. Hill got off to a strong start in the race, but quickly fell behind USC’s Dimitri Colupaev. With 100 yards to go, Hill knew it was his moment to make a move. “[Colupaev] went out fast tonight





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Senior Neil Caskey and California’s Benjamin Hinshaw race within inches of each other during the 800 yard freestyle relay on Friday. At the meet, Caskey broke a school record in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:42.52. He broke the record of 1:42.27 set by Ricky Berens in 2008.

and in the last 100 I saw I was catching up to him. I knew he was going to be hurting so I turned it up a notch. When I flipped on the last turn I knew my legs were a little fresher and I had it,” Hill said.

Hill finished the event in a time of 1:32.51, good for fifth best in school history. “It feels amazing and it is almost a relief,” Hill said. “The team needed it and I was glad I was able to come


through for the guys.” And Hill’s contributions to the team were just getting started. In addition to his individual event, Hill joined freshman Clay Youngquist, freshman Kip Darmody and senior

Neil Caskey in the 800-yard free style relay. Hill charged off the blocks in the first leg of the race and put the squad among the front in the


By Christian Corona Daily Texan Staff

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It didn’t come easy, but the Longhorns won another series this past weekend. No. 22 Texas (13-9, 5-1) took two of three games from Kansas State (13-10, 2-4), capping off the series with an 8-5 victory in Manhattan, Kan. Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats captured the series opener, 5-2, and led by two runs going into the eighth inning of the next contest but the Longhorns triumphed in extra innings Saturday before taking the rubber match the following day. They

have won seven of their last eight games. Texas pounded out 30 hits in the final two games of the series, both wins. Junior left fielder Jonathan Walsh, senior shortstop Jordan Etier, sophomore third baseman Erich Weiss and sophomore first baseman Alex Silver combined to account 13 of the Longhorns’ 16 hits Sunday while scoring and driving in all eight of their runs. Walsh had a game-high four hits while Weiss tripled once and homered twice. Walsh, who returned from a

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Junior Kim Bruins had one of the greatest games of her career on Sunday with a grand slam and a careerhigh five RBIs. She also allowed two unearned runs on four hits during Texas’ win over Iowa State.

ging injuries so I have not been able to pitch as well. Now that I’m healthy, I’m able to key on a lot of things and hit my spots.” The No. 6 Longhorns completed a three game sweep of the Iowa State Cyclones Sunday afternoon with an 11-2 run rule victory on the road in Ames, Iowa. The victories improved the Longhorns to 26-2 on the season and 5-0 in Big 12 Conference play. Texas started with an 8-4 victory Friday night and followed up a with a 7-3 victory Sat-

urday afternoon. A strong offense performance Sunday afternoon finished the weekend’s action. Third baseman Nadia Taylor struck the first offensive blow against the Cyclones on Friday night. The senior went 2-for-3 that evening with a career-high four RBI with a home run. Senior second baseman Lexy Bennett, Texas’s top offense performer so far this season, went an impressive 4-for5 in game one. Bennett, who also

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Kansas moves on, Baylor falls in Elite 8 By Sameer Bhuchar Daily Texan Staff

Two Big 12 teams faced top-level basketball programs in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament this weekend. Second-seed Kansas and third-seed Baylor entered as technical underdogs in their match ups — though Kansas was given the slight edge by Las Vegas due to injuries on the Tar Heel squad — and both teams put up a fight, but the results were mixed. Wildcats pounce all over Baylor Baylor senior Quincy Acy vowed to stand up to the tournament-seasoned Wildcats when the two teams clashed in the Elite 8. But there is a reason Kentucky has 15 Final Four appearances, and Acy and his Bears learned that the

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Eric Weiss hit a two-run home run Sunday putting Texas up 4-1 over Kansas State. He went 3-4 with two home runs and a triple.


Potential displayed amid loss to UCLA By Lexy Gonzales Daily Texan Staff

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Kentucky’s Anthony Davis (23) and Terrence Jones (3) fight Baylor’s BIG 12 continues on PAGE 8 Quincy Acy for a rebound during Baylor’s loss in the Elite 8.

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Bruins hits grand slam in victory over Cyclones Junior Kim Bruins stepped up to the plate. In front of her was the Iowa State defense and three of her teammates on base. On a perfect 2-2 pitch, the Longhorn’s starting pitcher knocked the ball out of the park in the first grand slam of her career. “I have never hit a grand slam before in my life, so today was definitely my best overall game,” Bruins said. “These past few years, I have had nag-


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Longhorns win series, continue to improve

By Sara Beth Purdy Daily Texan Staff


Although the Longhorns and the Bruins each had nine event wins, Texas was unable to hold onto their edge as they fell to UCLA in the outdoor season opener 85-77 on Saturday. Despite an unpredicted loss, Texas’ performance showed the team’s potential. And it appeared the men chose 100 meters to be their 2012 starting point of demolition. The 4x100 relay squad featuring Alex Williams, Marquise Goodwin, Keiron Stewart and Trevante Rhodes sprinted out a meet record winning time of 39.61. Teammates Mark Jackson, Aaron Scott,

Emerson Sanders and Isaac Murphy clocked the third best time of 39.83. Texas swept the 100-meter dash, as “Flash” Goodwin put the heat on with a winning time of 10.58. He was followed by Sanders in second, Rhodes in third, Scott in fifth and Williams in sixth. The 4x400 relay group, featuring Kyle Thompson, Josh Brudnick, Stewart and Dereck Dryer continued the trend with a top finish of 3:14.60. Dreyer and Stewart took second and third in the 400-meter dash, while Scott had a third place finish and time of 21.64 in the 200-meter. Distance runners followed suit with a string of consistent

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Sophomore cornerback Quandre Diggs had surgery Saturday to repair his injured left wrist. He will not play for the rest of spring drills, said Texas head athletic trainer Kenny Boyd. He will also miss the Orange-White game on Sunday. Diggs was the Big 12’s defensive freshman of the year last season and helped the team maintain a strong pass defense. Boyd said Diggs will make a full recovery before the team’s season opener on Sept. 1. Diggs led the team with four interceptions last season and played in all 13 games last season, starting 11. He also had 51 tackles and returned 19 kickoffs for 371 yards.

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UCLA continues from PAGE 7 performances. Sophomore Austin Roth controlled the pack of the 3000-meter steeplechase, clocking in a leading time of 8:57.00 to win. Teammate Collin Smith came in third. Brock Simmons debuted in the 5000-meter run and finished third overall with a 14:24.10. The Longhorns also clenched the top two spots in the 1500 meter with C.J. Jessett (3:50.76) in first and Patrick McGregor (3:51.03) in second. Thompson’s time of 1:50.11 ousted UCLA’s redshirt freshman Sam DeMello for the win in the 800-meter run. Texas’ group of multi-event specialists were able to work their talent among a variety of events. Petter Olson

BIG 12 continues from PAGE 7 hard way Sunday. The top seeded Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row on the heels of an easy 82-70 victory over third-seeded Baylor. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 19 points and Anthony Davis added 18 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Terrence Jones added to the mix with numbers in every line of the stat box, including 12 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three blocks. Though Baylor jumped out to

BRUINS continues from PAGE 7 leads the Big 12 in several offensive categories, tied a career-high for number of hits in a single game with four. “I think we just had a good competitive attack at the plate,” Texas head coach Connie Clark said. “The other thing that stood out was that they really took control of the tempo. They slowed the game down and made it their own.” On Saturday afternoon, sophomore short stop Taylor Thom headlined the scoring frenzy along with junior Taylor Hoagland and Taylor. Thom went 3-for-4 in game two with a double and an RBI. Hoagland and

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won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.54 and threw for a fourth place mark in the javelin. Murphy was close behind in the hurdles at 14.68 and seventh in the discus. Kenny Greaves was able to see action for the first time this year, placing fifth in both the javelin and 110-meter hurdles. The Longhorns’ fielders matched their usual powerhouse performances, starting with Jackson’s winning mark of 24-1.50 in the long jump. Sanders finished in third. The highly touted Jacob Thormaehlen led the Texas throwers with his launch of 64-05.75 in the shot put. He also took second in the hammer throw with a toss of 185-2 and came in fifth in discus. Will Spence added third place finishes in the shot put and discus, while Blake Jakobsson took fourth in discus. Sophomore vaulter Mark Thomas cleared 16-04.75 to place second be-

hind UCLA’s Mike Woepse. extra motivation needed to fineTexas doesn’t see the loss as a tune and refocus for next weekshortcoming, but more so as the end’s Texas Relays.

an early 10-5 lead, with Acy helping lead the charge emotionally, Kentucky outscored the Bears 42-22 in the first half. Acy led Baylor with 22 points and eight boards, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the powerhouse program with a roster full of future NBA players. “[Kentucky] a great team,” Acy said. “They’ve got some good dudes down there.” With as storied a program as Kentucky’s, a mere Final Four appearance isn’t enough to satisfy the championship hungry Wildcats. They will take on in-state rival Louisville in the semifinals on Saturday. “I’m not satisfied yet,” Kidd-Gil-

christ said. And he probably won’t be til this victory. unless the Wildcats get to cut down Kansas won this one in the second the championship nets and hoist half by buckling down on defense. a trophy. Entering the second period tied at 47, the Jayhawks limited North CarTaylor, Kansas edge past Tar Heels olina to only 20 points, forcing the Tyshawn Taylor continued his Tar Heels to take outside jump shots magical senior campaign with one of that they just couldn’t get to fall. the biggest performances in school North Carolina was without Kenhistory. dall Marshall, who injured his wrist His 22 points, six rebounds and early in the tournament. Marshall’s five steals helped pace the Jayhawks absence was missed as he was averpast the North Carolina Tar heels, aging nearly 15 points on 58 percent 80-67. Kansas will head back to the shooting over his last six games. Final Four, its first trip to the semiTaylor and the Jayhawks will take finals since 2007-2008 when the Jay- on Ohio State in the Final Four hawks won it all. Kansas coach Bill on Saturday in a battle of second Self was only 1-3 in the Elite 8 un- seeded teams.

Taylor, along with Bruins, each homered in the 7-3 contest. Hoagland’s trip around the bases marked the 31st home run of her career, putting her third in the Texas record books. She needs just five more to tie former teammate Amy Hooks for first place. “I try not to look at the stats,” Hoagland said. “I know I have been up and down this season. I don’t think it’s been anything fundamentalwise, it’s just confidence with me and helping my team any way I can.” On Sunday, the Longhorns wasted no time in completing the sweep. The Cyclones went up 2-1 in the bottom of the first inning, but an eight run third inning performance, which included the grand slam by Bruins, all but secured the victory. The Texas defense only faced six batters in the last

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Marquise Goodwin was a member of the first place 4X100 relay team and also won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.58 seconds.

two innings before the run rule came into effect at the conclusion of the fifth inning. Texas also held their own in the circle this weekend. Juniors Blaire Luna and Bruins, along with sophomore Rachel Fox, each pitched a complete game to shut down the Iowa State offense. The Cyclones didn’t give up easily, striking early against the Longhorns in game one and game three. However, a strong Texas defense prevented their opponents from gaining any real ground at the plate. “Iowa State competes well, and we talked about that during the game,” Clark said. “I told them that [Iowa State] would finish strong ... [They] did a great job of adjusting their game plan, attacking spots better to give us a chance of success.”

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SERIES continues from PAGE 7 thumb injury he suffered during this past weekend’s sweep of Oklahoma that kept him out last Tuesday’s win over Stephen F. Austin, proved why he’s become a mainstay at the cleanup spot in the lineup. He went 9-for-15 at the plate with three runs and five RBI against Kansas State. After a 4-for-5 performance in his most recent contest, Walsh has replaced sophomore right fielder Mark Patyon as the team’s leading hitter as he currently boasts a .387 batting average. But things did not start out well for Texas in this series.

event, recording a split time of 1:33.80. Youngquist followed this with an even stronger performance and put the Horns in the front of the field. Despite this early success, the Horns squad faltered a bit in the middle of the race as Darmody was overtaken by California’s Will Hamilton in the third leg. The burden of the victory fell on the shoulders of Caskey, who contributed to a Longhorn victory in the event back in 2010. This time around, Caskey came up big for the Horns, posting a personal best split-time of 1:33.26, fast enough to secure another national championship for the relay team. The Longhorns’ point total increased from 128.5 to 343.5 on Friday, moving the squad into second place. Heading into the final day of the championships, the Longhorns had closed the gap on first place California, just 34 points away from the lead. Saturday proved to be the decisive day for the team. Senior Jimmy Feigen anchored the 400-yard relay squad. He followed Hill, Youngquist and junior Austin Surhoff. Feigen blazed through his closing leg of the event, erasing a deficit of almost a full second and overtaking the field en route to delivering another national title for the Horns. Feigen’s night was just getting started. The 17-time All-American The Longhorns dropped their game in Big 12 play Friday and trailed entering the final stages of Saturday’s contest. Down 4-2 in the eighth inning, Weiss started the frame by getting hit with a pitch and Walsh followed with a single. Silver laid down a sacrifice bunt that advanced them to second and third base. Weiss crossed the plate after a balk by Kansas State to trim the deficit to 4-3 and Walsh scored the tying run on a single from freshman second baseman Brooks Marlow. Weiss and Walsh each chipped in an RBI single in the decisive 11th inning before sophomore closer Corey Knebel completed his four-inning outing by retiring the Wildcats in order in the

returned to the pool in the 100-yard free. When the lights came on, Feigen didn’t let the effects of a grueling championship schedule stand in the way of his second individual title of the weekend. “I was weary going into tonight and wanted to get off the blocks as fast as I could,” Feigen said. “When I saw that I was ahead I was a little shocked. It fueled my energy level and I pulled out the win.” At the end of the day, the Horns simply couldn’t find enough victories to overtake the commanding California lead. The Longhorns fell to the Golden Bears 491 to 535.5. Coach Eddie Reese held on to a high expectation for his team to earn another national championship, though claimed full responsibility for the team’s shortcoming. “You would think second would be good enough, but it is not,” Reese said. “We came in having a shot and Cal stepped up every time and had a great race. We let down a little bit this morning and they got up on us. We weren’t as good as we needed to be and that is my fault.” Overall, 14 swimmers earned All-American or honorable mention statuses. The five individual titles won over the weekend are the second highest haul for the team since the seven earned in 2004. With this year’s second place finish, Texas has continued an incredible reign as one of the top swimming programs in the country, extending a mark of topfive finishes in 32 out of the past 33 years.

bottom half of the frame. Knebel did not allow a run in five innings of work during the series. With the 6-4 victory Saturday, the Longhorns improved to 4-0 in extra-inning games this season. Knebel fared better than Texas’ starting pitchers on the weekend, none of whom made it t hroug h t he sixt h inning. Sophomore Nathan Thornhill, freshman Parker French and freshman Ricky Jacquez combined to surrender 20 hits and 11 runs in 13.2 innings of work. Thornhill was saddled with the loss in Friday’s defeat, while junior Hoby Milner (4-3) and Knebel (2-0) picked up wins in the games Jacquez and French started, respectively.


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MEMORY continues from PAGE 12 first day of college or your very first kiss. These kinds of memories are different from other types like factual knowledge, because they’re tied to specific moments in time and to a specific place. When you think about your first kiss, you might actually mentally transport yourself to the place where it happened and remember who you were with, what you felt like and when it was. That’s different from remembering who the 16th president of the United States is. Factual memory doesn’t have the same kind of detail associated with it. In my lab, we’re really interested in how the brain forms, accesses and uses these memories about events. How do we encode all this detailed information, and what’s involved in the process of remembering it?

vironment. Imagine you’re leaving your apartment and you notice a new guy leaving a few doors down walking a dog. You might think, ‘Oh, there’s my new neighbor with his dog.’ A couple weeks later and you see that same dog being walked by a different person, a woman. Seeing the dog might lead you to recall the first time you saw that dog and the person the dog was with. While you’re walking to class you actually form a new memory for the relationship between the woman and the dog, and embed it in your pre-existing knowledge. Now, in your brain, you have a representation that she is your neighbor who lives three doors down with her dog and the guy. That’s something your brain does automatically, it allows you to make inferences about the relationship beDT: You mentioned you study tween the man and the woman, how we use memories about and in spite of the fact that you’ve events. What do we use them for? never seen them together. Preston: One of the big questions in my lab right now is how DT: How do you go about we combine information across studying this? time to have more flexible memPreston: We look at this part of ories and encode the relationships your brain called the hippocambetween experiences that may tell pus, which is deep in the center us something new about our en- of your brain. It’s a structure that’s

CAREER continues from PAGE 12 really important for these forms of memory. We are also interested in how it predicts individual differences in the abilities to link memories. It turns out that, in something like forming memories for the man, the woman and the dog, some people are really good. They’ll reactivate the memories and link them together so they understand their relationship. Other people can’t do tasks like this. They learn that the man goes with the dog and that the woman goes with the dog, but they don’t link two things together.

— Alison Preston, Psychology and Neurobiology professor

DT: What are some of the applications for your research? Preston: A lot of what were doing has implications for how students learn in the classroom. As a professor, my job is to teach concepts. You teach concepts by telling students to learn the details, but in the end, I recognize that they’re not going to remember every detail I try to teach them. There are certain core principles that appear across the different lectures, and you cannot assume that students are going to recognize that those core concepts are the same across different details.

DT: So why do we remember unique or important events distinctly? Preston: Personally significant events usually contain a lot of emotional content, and it turns out the parts of the brain that are important for emotion are directly wired up with the parts of the brain that are important for memory. Things that are emotional lead you to form stronger memories that you’re more likely to retrieve at a later time, but it’s not going to be more accurate.

Things that are emotional lead you to form stronger memories that you’re more likely to retrieve at a later time, but it’s not going to be more accurate.

Publication hopes to boost glamorous side of Pakistan By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is better known for bombs than bombshells, militant compounds than opulent estates. A few enterprising Pakistanis hope to alter that perception with the launch of a local version of the well-known celebrity magazine Hello!. They plan to profile Pakistan’s rich and famous: the dashing cricket players, voluptuous Bollywood stars and powerful politicians who dominate conversation in the country’s ritziest private clubs and lowliest tea stalls. They also hope to discover musicians, fashion designers and other new talents who have yet to become household names. “The side of Pakistan that is projected time and time again is negative,” said Zahraa Saifullah, CEO of Hello! Pakistan. “There is a glamorous side of Pakistan, and we want to tap into that.” But celebrating the lives of Pakistan’s most prosperous citizens is not without its critics in a country where much of the population lives in poverty. Advertising one’s prosperity could be risky as well since kidnappings for ransom are on the rise and attracting attention from Islamist militants can mean death. Wajahat Khan, a consulting editor at Hello! Pakistan, said they were cognizant of the sensitivity of publishing a glamour magazine in a conservative Muslim country where many people are struggling and planned to be “socially responsible and culturally aware.” “We are trying to be happy in a war zone,” Khan said Saturday at a news conference with Saifullah and other members of the magazine’s editorial staff. “We are trying to celebrate what is still alive in a difficult country.” Khan said they would do everything they could to protect the security of the people they profile, but he wasn’t overly concerned. “I don’t think terrorist networks are going to be reading Hello! anytime soon,” he said. Pakistan already has a series of

local publications that chronicle the lives of the wellheeled in major cities like Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, especially as they hop between lavish parties. But the producers of Hello! Pakistan hope the magazine’s international brand and greater depth will attract followers. Hello! was launched in 1988 by the publisher of Spain’s Hola! magazine and is now published in 150 countries. It’s well-known for its extensive coverage of Britain’s royal family and once paid $14 million in a joint deal with People magazine for exclusive pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s newborn twins. The market for English-language publications in Pakistan is fairly small. Most monthly and weekly magazines sell no more than 3,000 copies, said Khan, the consulting editor. But they hope to tap into the large Pakistani expatriate markets in the United Kingdom and the Middle East as well. Hello! Pakistan will be published once a month and will cost about $5.50, twice as much as what many poor Pakistanis earn in a day. The first issue will be published in midApril and will focus on the Pakistani fashion scene. Saifullah, who grew up watching her mother and grandmother read Hello! as she hopped between London and Karachi, said it B.K. Bangash | Associated Press took her two years to convince the The editorial staff of “Hello!” magazine address a news conference magazine to publish a local version during its launching ceremony at National Press Club in Islamabad, in Pakistan. Pakistan on Saturday, March 24, 2012. “They were concerned about whether Pakistan was ready for a magazine like this,” she said. But Saifullah thinks the timing is perfect to showcase Pakistan’s too often hidden treasures, citing Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who recently became the first Pakistani filmmaker to win an Oscar are being accepted for the following student for a documentary about the plight of female victims of acid attacks positions with Texas Student Media: in the country. “We want to tap into the aes2012-2013 Texas Travesty Editor, thetically beautiful, the athletic, the fashionable,” said Saifullah. “There Daily Texan Managing Editor, is so much going on on a daily basis Summer and Fall 2012 that nobody ever covers. It’s totally unexplored.” 2013 Cactus Yearbook Editor

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currently serving his third undergraduate internship with radio station The Horn’s sports morning radio show, The Bud Light Morning Rush. He works three days a week from 5:30 to 11 a.m. alongside the show’s producer to create the first two hours of the four-hour show. In addition to operating the production board, he is also responsible for the show’s timing, so that the hosts can leave time for required commercial breaks. “Trying to get radio hosts who love to talk to understand that ‘five seconds left’ means just that certainly presents a challenge,” Boyle said. Boyle faces the challenges that many students with internships face: striking a balance between class work, internships, social groups and extracurricular commitments. “Finals time is always hard, and while I’ve found that most employers are willing to cut back your hours during finals, you are still expected to be professional and most of the time being busy is not a good enough excuse,” Boyle said. Luke Fernandez, finance and radio television film junior who is currently a student ambassador for Google, also finds difficultly in balancing his course load and extracurricular commitments, which include Undergraduate Business Council and being co-chair of the VIP Distinctive Speakers group, not to mention a personal life. His responsibilities as an ambassador include training organizations to use Google products and helping market Google’s initiatives in Austin to UT students, such as the brand’s presence at SXSW and Austin City Limits Festival. As a business student, Fernandez is required to complete an internship to fulfill his degree requirements, but he believes his grades and internship are equally important. “Doing well as a student ambassador affects whether I will be offered a full-time job at Google when I graduate, but doing well in school affects



how I will be evaluated with any other company I want to work for after college and beyond,” Fernandez said. Michael Bybee, senior public relations manager at Comcast and a regular participating employer at UT career and internship fairs, said that as an employer, internships do more than add a few lines to a student’s resume. “It shows the student has initiative and applicable skills in a respective professional work environment,” Bybee said. “Employers usually look for work experience, and internships are often the only way for young students in a competitive job market to get that.” Both Boyle and Fernandez agree that the key to managing stress while attempting to balance the different realms of student life is to plan ahead. Fernandez abides by a strict schedule, and sometimes plans his weeks down to the hour to save himself from potentially stressful situations. “The biggest thing that I learned is that opportunities to impress your superiors will not just happen,” Boyle said. “Ask in advance for a 15-minute meeting or lunch with your superior and present your ideas, and even if they aren’t blown away, they will be impressed by your courage to bring forward new ideas.” Boyle also believes that one way to take full advantage of an internship is to maintain contact with your boss even after the job ends. “Whether it’s for a job opening or a letter of recommendation, you don’t want them to forget you, because for the most part you are not their first intern. and nor will you be their last,” Boyle said. In a competitive job market, internships do more than boost a resume, but also instill industry experience in students as specific as operating a radio sound board or as universal as learning to find a balance between career, class and other commitments.




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The cocktail menu at Javelina is populated by choices like the Irish Green Tea and the Prairie Flower. The bar, which recently opened on Rainey Street, offers patrons a relaxed and rustic atmosphere.


By Brittany Smith

Rainey Street, the hip, off-thebeaten path home of hidden bars and late-night food trucks, welcomes a new bar at the far end of the road. Javelina is so new that it still smells of the Carolina blue paint on the walls. With its faux-countr y furnishings and understated ranchinspired decor, the bar markets to the “enlightened Texan” demographic. It incorporates all that Texas-lovers embrace about their state — stuffed javelina heads, an old jukebox in the corner, cocktails with names like “The Bluebonnet” and a casual environment. Simultaneously, Javelina manages to appeal to a less dusty, less conservative crowd of young urban professionals with its clean, relaxed atmosphere, inv e n t i v e d r i n k s a n d s h a r p, edgy bartenders. The crowd was lively but light for a Saturday night, and the jukebox was the center of attention; music from Prince’s “Purple Rain” to old country tunes switched on and off over the sound system as patrons fed the machine with quarters. Customers sprawled out on the front patio and crowded around the bar, drinking and laughing with the bartenders and each other. The drinks, served by cheeky and affable mixologists, were refreshing and substantial. Both drinks I tried were themed by season. Served in mason jars, they were simple, but had ele m e nt s o f c o mp l e x i t y t h at came as a surprise consider-

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ing the newness and rustic feel of the bar. The Bluebonnet, mixed with blueberry vodka and Campari, was light and fruity, with floral notes that played to the recent emergence of the Texas state flower along stretches of Texas highway. The drink wasn’t too strong, and a squeeze of lemon juice prevented the drink from being overly sweet. The Prairie Flower — made

with gin, Thatcher’s organic apple ginger spice liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup — was warm and homey, with a strong kick. It was a solid drink, but felt out of place on the first few nights of spring. At $7 or $8 a cocktail, the drinks were priced reasonably, on par with or even cheaper than drinks at other bars in the heart of downtown. Although the kitchen was

closed when I went, Javelina serves burgers, salad and “Javelina eggs,” a hard-boiled egg wrapped in pork sausage and fried, before 10 p.m. They open for lunch on Sunday, so that might be a good time to check out the eats before the place and the neighborhood is “discovered.” If you’re looking for an alternative to the raucous 6th Street, drive to the southeast edge of downtown where street parking is free

Eisley, Tallhart tour to show lush vocals, new sounds Crowdpleasing alt-rock band Tallhart will be opening up for Eisley at the Parish on Friday.

Bemis said. “Before, we’d write more fictional songs, but now we have more of a vision about life.” Fans of mature (if a bit traditional) indie rock are bound to love Eisley’s sound, especially on songs like “Smarter” and “Ambulance.” If the glossy alt-rock arrangements are too commercial for your taste, check out the band’s acoustic performances on Spotify or YouTube before passing on their upcoming show at The Parish. TALLHART One of the newest alt-indie bands to break free from “local band” status is Tampa, Florida’s Tallhart. Tallhart, who earlier this year changed their name from Marksmen because of legal issues, have recently been picked up by Equal Vision/Rory

Records, with whom they plan to release an EP, Bloodlines, on April 10. “Our experience with Equal Vision/Rory Records has been nothing but smooth sailing,” drummer Reed Murray said. The band is especially grateful that their recent graduation to the league of signed bands has not cost them control over their artistic vision. “I feel the most important part in working with this label is that we all make decisions together, rather than the label making decisions for us,” Murray said. “Having creative control is something we don’t take for granted.” The band’s sound may turn off some music snobs (instead of Radiohead and Nirvana, think Coldplay and Foo Fighters), but Tallhart

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are crowd-pleasers. If you’re into alternative rock, consider showing up to this weekend’s Eisley show in time to see Tallhart warm up the stage for their new labelmates.

Eisley with Tallhart, Christie Depress Date: Friday, March 30 Time: Doors at 8 p.m. Location: The Parish Tickets: $15, $13 pre-order (all ages)

UT professor says memories aid in understanding experiences By Clayton Wickham Daily Texan Staff

Alison Preston Psychology and Neurobiology professor

It can be painfully obvious when our memories fail us — when we can’t remember a person’s name or what we did last Friday night. But Alison Preston, professor of psychology and neurobiology, focuses on the more positive aspects of memory. Memory in the brain is about much more than just storage

(or lack thereof). The memories we store inform how we process new experiences and allow us to draw useful, ambitious inferences about our world — often without even knowing it. Preston studies how we use memory to combine information across different events to understand how experiences relate. She also does research on memory deficits in schizophrenia and the influence of attention on memory.

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Daily Texan: You study memory in the brain. What’s the focus of your research on memory? Alison Preston: My lab in particular studies a specific form of memory. It’s what we typically think of as memory — the individual events of our lives. These can be as mundane as what we had for breakfast last Wednesday, or more meaningful things like your

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Campus career, internship fairs attract eager students Each spring, students flood to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial stadium, resumes in hand and wearing their most impressive business wear for internship and career fairs that offer a last chance to secure a summer or fall internship before the school year ends. As the economy continues to flounder, the job hunt is more competitive for recent graduates. However, the economy is showing signs of improvement regarding unemployment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment among college graduates up to age 24 decreased slightly from 9.8 percent in last February to 8.1 percent last month. Both students and employers alike have considered internships an integral part of the undergraduate experience that not only boosts the student’s resume, but also his or her work ethic and hands-on industry experience. According to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers released February, employers plan to increase summer internship hires by 8.5 percent over last year. College of Liberal Arts recruiting coach Kaitlyn Flynn said that although the College of Liberal Arts does not require students to have internships, they are becoming more of an integral part of the undergraduate experience because they provide valuable transferable skills. “Many students do not take a linear path from major to career, so internships provide skills that will benefit them in any professional position,” Flynn said. “With an internship, students can learn skills such as effective communication, balancing multiple projects, critical thinking for problem solving and working as part of a team.” Sociology senior Greg Boyle is

By Daniel Munoz Daily Texan Staff

EISLEY The first thing bloggers and PR drones point out about indie vets Eisley is that four out of five band members are siblings. While the family-band aspect is certainly novel, listeners would be better off if they saved their attention for the band’s carefully crafted songs and tasteful arrangements. On their latest full length album, last year’s longawaited The Valley, Eisley’s strong points — lush vocal harmonies, minor-key piano progressions and dramatic melodic leaps, to name a few — got even stronger. And critics have noticed the band’s evolution: The Valley earned plaudits from alternative publications like Sputnikmusic and Absolute Punk, the latter of which enthusiastically praised it as “the band’s best album yet.” The biggest change for the band, however, has been their maturation as lyricists. Vocalist Sherri Dupree-Bemis explained her growth as a writer in an interview last February with Songwriters on Process. “When you get older, you naturally become more self-possessed and know more about yourself,” Dupree-

(if you can find it) and the crowds are grown-up and self-aware. Mosey on over to Javelina for a revitalizing cocktail or cold Texas beer while it’s still relatively unknown. Drink on the patio, under strings of bright light bulbs, or sit at the bar beneath beautiful vaulted ceilings for a casual and relaxing evening in a place that romanticizes the laidback pace and down-home feel of our great state.

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