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Athletic director resigns Kevin Anderson, who led department into Big Ten, leaving after sabbatical Maryland James Crabtree- Athletic Director Kevin Anderson Hannigan @JamesCrabtreeH announced Friday Senior staff writer he is resigning, following a sixmonth sabbatical that began in October. Anderson took over in 2010 by
outgoing maryland athletic director kevin anderson, seen speaking at a 2015 news conference, announced his resignation Friday. file photo/the diamondback
and oversaw the school’s move to the Big Ten. During his tenure, the university hired football coaches Randy Edsall and DJ Durkin and men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon, and began construction on an indoor football training facility at Cole Field House.
“I’m grateful for all that Kevin has done to support our student-athletes to be successful in the classroom, on the field or court, and in life,” university President Wallace Loh said in a release. “I wish him every success in his future endeavors. I know he’ll inspire many more student-athletes for years to come.” Damon Evans, who has been acting as Maryland’s athletic
director during Anderson’s l eave , w i l l re m a i n i n t h e p os i t i o n u n t i l t h e sc h o o l concludes its “national search” for its next athletic director, according to the release. He is expected to be a candidate for the permanent job, a university spokesperson said. I n O c t o b e r, A n d e r s o n See anderson, p. 2
Univ names hate bias coordinator Office also hires diversity training, education director TheUniversityofMarylandis hiring two new staff members, Leah Brennan including a hate bias response @allhaeleah coordinator, in its Office of DiSenior staff writer versity and Inclusion. Carlton Green will be the director of diversity training and education, a post he began on April 9. Neijma Celestine-Donnor will be the program manager for hate/bias response starting Friday, according to a university news release. Green, who has a master’s and a doctorate in counseling psychology, has more than 20 years of experience working in higher education and joins the office from the Counseling Center. In his new role, he will lead the office’s diversity training and education programming, and will develop a strategy for diversity training education. He will also lead and implement campuswide discourse programs on diversity and inclusion and collaborate with faculty, according to the release. Celestine-Donnor, who holds a master’s degree in social work and is a licensed clinical social work supervisor, also holds certificates in diversity management, project management and executive management, according to the release. In her new role, Celestine-Donnor will lead a team aiming to support individuals, groups by
FAYE BARRETt, a junior sociology major seen hiking in Shenandoah National Park in November, was temporarily barred from on-campus housing after a hospital stay. photo courtesy of faye barrett
‘I was afraid to reach out’ By Jillian Atelsek, @jillian_atelsek, Staff writer
See bias, p. 9
Loh promises memorial for Richard Collins U in talks with family of slain Bowie State student Almost a year after 2nd Lt. Richard Collins was killed on the University of Maryland’s campus, university President Wallace Loh announced on Tuesday that Collins will be honored with a physical memorial. “I am in contact with the Collins family and their representatives. We are not proceeding with any planned actions at this time out of respect — and at the family’s request — for privacy,” Loh wrote in a campuswide email sent Tuesday morning. “In the near future, there will come a time to speak and to heal, publicly and collectively, to memorialize on our campus the life of Lt. Collins.” In May 2017, Collins, a black Bowie State University student, was stabbed and killed near the Montgomery Hall bus stop. Sean Urbanski, a white former student at this university, is charged with murder and a hate crime in Collins’ death. The trial is set to begin in July. Urbanski was found to be a member of a Facebook group called “Alt-Reich: Nation” that
After panic attack and dose of relaxants, student barred from on-campus apartment As University of Maryland student Faye Barrett prepared to return to her on-campus apartment Thursday morning, she noticed she had an email from the Department of Resident Life. Barrett had called 911 at about 2:30 a.m. after experiencing a panic attack and taking a high dose of a prescribed muscle relaxer. The hospital discharged her several hours later, but upon opening the email and reading the attached letter, she found out she was — for the time being — barred from going home. “When I found out, I kept crying and crying,” she said. “At that point, I was afraid to reach out to anyone.” The letter informed Barrett that she wouldn’t be allowed to go to her room — or any other on-campus housing — until she had met with a university psychiatrist and a Resident Life case manager, and they had “made a decision regarding [her] ability to return.” The letter specifies that “finding alternative lodging off-campus will be required” until both meetings are completed. “I have concerns about your ability to successfully manage living in a residence hall,” read the letter, which was signed by a Resident
See barrett, p. 9
Leah Brennan @allhaeleah Senior staff writer
See collins, p. 3
THE LETTER that Faye Barrett received from the resident life department after a panic attack and hospitalization for a high dose of muscle relaxers. photo illustration by evan berkowitz/the diamondback. screenshot by faye barrett/facebook. redaction original to screenshot.
A year after finding a noose in the Phi Tau kitchen, U officials say the case is closed By Leah Brennan and Christine Condon | @thedbk | Senior staff writers
lmost a year after a noose was found in the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity chapter house’s kitchen, a university official said the case is closed. After University Police referred an individual to campus officials in August for disciplinary review,
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CRIME BLOTTER By Brad Dress | @brad_dress | Staff writer
University of Maryland Police responded to reports of a sex offense, a Title IX-related incident and assault, among other incidents, over the past 10 days, according to police reports.
SEX OFFENSE On Apri l 10 at 4:09 p.m., University Police responded to a report of unlawful touching that took place at 251 North earlier that day, according to police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas. Police know the identity of the offender, but the victims declined to prosecute, Hoaas said. This case is closed by exception.
TITLE IX-RELATED INCIDENT On Apri l 11 at 12:48 p.m., University Police responded to a report of a Title IX-related incident on the 7500 block of Route 1 that took place on March 3 at 11 p.m., according to police reports. A woman said a man was h a ra ssi ng her, Hoa a s said. T he woman said she wanted the man to stop bothering her, and the officer called the man and told him to stop contacting her, Hoaas said. This case is closed by exception.
ASSAULT On April 8 at about 5:11 p.m., University Police responded to a report of an assault at Stamp Student Union, according to police reports. A female student reported that she was hit by a beach ball that was kicked by a man with no affi liation to the university, Hoaas said. T he fem a le d id not need medical attention, Hoaas said, and an officer talked to both of them and told the woman how to fi le charges. This case is closed by exception.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/ AUTO O n A p r i l 7 a t 9:0 9 p.m., University Police responded to Maryland Stadium for a report of a s u s piciou s p erson / auto, according to police reports. A m a l e a n d fe m a l e student were sitting in the upper deck of the stadium, and the officer told them they would be referred to the Office of Student Conduct before escorti ng them out of the stadium, Hoaas said. This case is closed by exception. email@example.com
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anderson From p. 1 announced in a letter to colleagues that he was taking a six-month sabbatical to focus on leadership development within groups dedicated to issues of equality and student-athlete activism. “I am excited and encouraged about the foundation that has been established to continue to achieve academic and competitive excellence,” Anderson said in a letter to his
department Friday. Anderson spent six years as the athletic director at A r m y b e f o re c o m i n g to College Park. He served as the executive associate athletics director at Oregon State from January 2003 to December 2004. Evans was athletic director at Georgia from 2004 until Ju ly 2 0 1 0, wh e n h e wa s arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Georgia fired him shortly thereafter, and this university
h i re d h i m i n N o ve m b e r 2014 as its senior associate a t h l e t i c s d i re c to r/c h i e f financial officer. Maryland left the ACC for the Big Ten in 2014 to bring financial stability to a department that had cut seven sports two years prior. In the 2015-16 academic year, the department earned more than $94 million in revenue after bringing in under $62 million in 2010-11, according to USA Today. The $196 million Cole
Field House renovation, first announced in 2014, was the most notable project of Anderson’s tenure. Its indoor practice fields opened last summer and have been used for some of this year’s spring football practices. The full construction process, which will include a sports medicine research center, orthopedic treatment center and strength and conditioning training facilities, is expected to finish in fall 2019. email@example.com
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Student Government Elections election news in brief
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Finance hopeful drops out
Keith Katz, a junior economics major who was running for vice president of financial affairs on Recognize UMD’s SGA election ticket dropped out of the race Wednesday, citing personal reasons. “When I first decided to run for VP of finance, I knew that it was going to be incredibly hard,” Katz said. “I was hoping that by taking on that responsibility, I would be able to effect change within myself, and I would be able to push myself to the point where I could handle all of it.” Humza Yahya, who heads the Recognize UMD ticket in his bid for SGA president, said the change wouldn’t upset any of the party’s platform. Per election rules, Yahya isn’t able to appoint a new candidate to the position of financial affairs vice president for his ticket. Andrew Stover, the candidate for Envision Maryland, stands to run unopposed.
Money main clash at debate
Candidates from Envision Maryland and Recognize UMD clashed on financial issues and student involvement at the executive ticket debate Thursday night. Humza Yahya, Recognize UMD’s presidential candidate, faced off against Envision Maryland’s executive ticket: Jonathan Allen for president, Andrew Stover for financial affairs vice president, Rohini Nambiar for student affairs vice president and Rahila Olanrewaju for academic affairs vice president. Recognize UMD student affairs vice presidential candidate Kamyar Dastani was out of the country and could not attend, Yahya said. Stover has focused his campaign on making the financial application process for SGA funding more transparent through initiatives including having online funding forms automatically fill information from OrgSync. Yahya said his party would dedicate time to disseminating information about SGA’s resources, rather than creating new initiatives. – Savannah Williams
editor’s note: The infographic “Student Government Association candidates for 2018-19 school year” on page 3 of last week’s Diamondback failed to note a race for international student representative, for which there is no candidate.
For Envision Maryland’s Allen, affordability is a primary focus
Recognize UMD candidate Yahya values competitive elections
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The University of Maryland SGA’s speaker of the legislature, Jonathan Allen, is running to be its president, and he’s focused on affordability — namely addressing student fees, as well as the costs of graduation and textbooks. First, Allen said he hopes to address mandatory student fees, which are currently $959 per semester for full-time students. “I think that we need to look at these fees,” Allen said. “We need to tell students, ‘This is where your money is going to,’ and making sure that they are aware about that, and their priorities and values are represented in these fees.” The junior government and politics major is leading Envision Maryland’s ticket, which includes 36 other students. Junior marketing major Huw Ball, the communications director for Envision Maryland, said Allen’s experience
As soon as the first question was asked at the SGA executive ticket debate Thursday night, Humza Yahya said he felt like a fish out of water. The question was about support for communities of color and prevention of hate bias on campus, in light of the approaching one-year anniversary of 2nd Lt. Richard Collins’ death. He was killed on the campus in May. The Recognize UMD Student Government Association presidential candidate — and sole representative of his party at the debate — said afterward he hadn’t anticipated questions like that. In the debate, Yahya proposed holding a discussion once or twice a semester where students could talk to university President Wallace Loh and Student Affairs Vice President Linda Clement to discuss these topics. “It never occurred to me, especially with my limited
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a plaque with Collins’s name to be placed on the bus stop bench From p. 1 as well as a cement-grounded included white supremacist barrier surrounding it. “The University of Maryland content. The page no should no longer remain comlonger exists. In September, protective placent in its efforts to combat barriers were placed around the many instances of racism the Montgomery Hall bus and bigotry that frequent this stop, which was relocated campus,” the petition read. “No to n ea r A n n a p o l i s H a l l . price can be placed on the life University spokesperson of Lieutenant Richard Collins Katie Lawson said at the time III, however, stronger efforts that the university would made to commemorate him will archive items put there to remind people that his life was honor Collins and would and will forever be valued.” After Collins’ death, this remove weather-damaged university created a task force items “out of respect.” The announcement comes — the President’s and Univerafter sophomore African- sity Senate’s Joint Task Force American studies and public on Inclusion and Respect — to policy major Senam Okpattah look into diversity issues, and started a Change.org peti- updated its protocol for dealing tion — which had more than with hate bias incidents. On Tuesday, the univer1,330 signatures as of Sunday afternoon — that calls on the sity announced it would hire university to establish a physi- Neijma Celestine-Donnor as cal memorial for Collins at the its hate bias response coorMontgomery Hall bus stop. dinator. Celestine-Donnor 5.1x5.Diamondback.2018.qxp_Layout 3/13/18 9:26 people AM Page 1 support and The memorial would include will1help
groups affected by hate bias incidents, and work to prevent such incidents. During the fall semester, the university saw an uptick in hate bias incidents. There were 27 hate bias incidents reported to university officials between the first day of the fall semester and Dec. 8, and the university administration verified 15 of those. In response to this increase, the university opened a climate survey in January to track experiences with diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus community. “The Collins family is grieving his tragic death, as are members of our UMD community, the BSU community, and people throughout Maryland and beyond,” Loh wrote. “The process of grieving and, eventually, healing and finding meaning in a life ended so early and tragically, is a deeply personal one.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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ResLife needs kinder mental health policy The Department of Resident Life’s bungling unnecessary pain and dissuades other stuof a hospitalization last week has revealed dents from getting help. That this letter is part of university protocol that the University of Maryland’s failure to serve students’ mental health extends far makes the story even more disturbing. This beyond an understaffed Counseling Center. As incident isn’t the fault of one Resident Life university officials claim they’re here for stu- employee — it’s systemic. It falsely conveys dents in crisis, stigma continues to pervade that students with mental illness are a threat and should be kept at arm’s length. It’s the different levels of university bureaucracy. tex tb o o k d e f i n i t i o n o f Early Thursday morning, stigmatization. a student called 911 and was our view Resident Life should never taken to the hospital after send this letter again, and hav ing a pa n i c a t ta c k a nd the officials responsible for taking a prescribed muscle this protocol must be held relaxer. She was cleared by accountable. The departhospital staff and discharged, ment must work urgently to but not before she received a breathe some basic humanletter from a Resident Life ity into how it approaches community director expressmental illness. ing “concerns about [her] Repairing this harm and ability to successfully manage making the university safe living in a residence hall.” fo r p e o p l e w i t h m e n ta l Be fo re b e i n g a l l owe d to illness requires sustained return to her on-campus aparteffort from the entire comment, the letter explained, she would have to be cleared by a Resident Life case munity. Too often, offices like the Counseling Center that are tasked with serving students’ manager and a university psychiatrist. A spokesperson for the department said mental health needs are regarded as though the letter is sent to all students hospital- they’re the only entities that must do so. And ized for mental health reasons, and is “really although the Counseling Center requires coming from a place of care and support for serious reform, that alone won’t ensure the well-being of students with mental illness. the students and their well-being.” This editorial board urges employees This editorial board struggles to see how making recently hospitalized students func- in every department and at every level — tionally homeless serves anyone’s well-be- from President Wallace Loh, who has yet to ing. Students who seek medical attention comment on the incident, to the university’s for their mental health needs are doing the most junior workers — to eradicate mental right thing, and they deserve stability in their illness stigma in their work, and to treat all university accommodations. By preventing students with empathy rather than callousalready vulnerable students from return- ness. Absent that, this university cannot seriing to their housing, Resident Life creates ously call itself a home.
[This letter] falsely conveys that students with mental illness are a threat. It’s … stigmatization.
Maryland must raise its minimum marriage age I n M a ryl a n d , yo u need to be just 15 to legally get married. For this marriage to be allowed, the minor’s parents or guardians must consent, and the female must either be pregnant or have given birth. Despite these caveats, allowing minors of such a young age to be married is clearly wrong. Allowing minors of any age to marry is ludicrous. We, as a society, have decided that 18 is the age at which one becomes mature enough to make one’s own decisions. That is why people of this age are allowed to vote and make decisions for themselves without parental consent. If marriage is supposed to be a bond of commitment between two people, we cannot allow minors who are not deemed responsible enough to buy a lottery ticket to enter into a marriage. Furthermore, the caveats listed under Maryland law do not protect minors from coercion. In many religions, it is a sin to engage in sexual activity outside the bonds of marriage. Should a minor get pregnant, she might face pressure or coercion from her guardians to marry. This accomplishes nothing other than forcing a child into a commitment they are ill-prepared for. It seems that most members of the Maryland General Assembly are at least partially in agreement that the age of legal marriage must be raised. The
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Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill this year to raise the age to 17, and the Senate responded with a bill to raise the age to 16. Neither side would budge on their stated age of marriage. The result is that when this year’s legislative session closed, the law had not changed, and 15-year-olds can still be married in Maryland. This set of circumstances highlights a trend in our politics: Two sides are so unwilling to compromise that they fail to accomplish even the simplest policy changes. Both sides agreed that the minimum marriage age must be raised, but a disagreement over one year prevented any progress. In politics, as in many other professions, compromise is a necessary element of success. The failure to make a change as obvious as raising the age of legal marriage above 15 proves that refusing to budge often ends with everyone being worse off. Children should not be allowed to marry. They are too young to be making such a serious decision, and they are at risk of being manipulated into making that decision. When the argument is whether to raise the minimum age by one or two years, legislators must be able to compromise. Establishing a minimum age of 16 and a half would have been a solution that would have made progress while being palatable to both sides. Instead, we are stuck exactly where we started. email@example.com
Students should boycott Israel Fest O n Ap r i l 1 9, several campus organizations will host their a n n u a l “ I s ra e l Fest” on McKeldin Mall. Described by Maryland Hillel as a “day celebrating Israel,” Israel Fest features food, information and activities relating to Israeli culture, most notably the camel rides that catch the eye of any passerby near the mall. But by positing the event as an apolitical and neutral celebration of Israeli culture, the organizers are engaging in two very harmful activities: the normalization of Israeli human rights violations and the erasure of Palestinian suffering. On March 30, the Israel Defense Forces fired live ammunition on a group of peaceful protesters at the Gaza border, killing at least 15 and wounding more than 1,500. The protesters were marching to the border in favor of Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes in occupied territory and in opposition to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. This march was dubbed the “Great March of Return” and was intended to kick off six weeks of peaceful demonstration leading up to the commemoration on May 15 of the Nakba, which refers to the 1948 mass exodus of Palestinians from their homes as a result of Israeli force. The Israeli government denies their right to return to this day, fostering the Palestinian refugee crisis. Human Rights Watch has deemed these killings unlawful and calculated and has called upon the international community to scrutinize Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. About two million people live within the heavily controlled Gaza Strip, and about 70 percent of them are refugees, according to HRW. In the aftermath of the killings, hospitals in Gaza such as al-Shifa struggled to provide adequate care to the injured victims. Gaza’s health sector and infrastructural systems have been undermined by over a decade of Israeli blockades. Palestinians’ everyday lives are constrained to the will of the Israeli government. By holding “a day celebrating Israel,” we are framing the long
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The thing about affordable housing in Washington, D.C., is that, as Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) puts it, “there isn’t any.” For almost all city residents, housing costs are increasing faster than income. Between 2002 and 2013, the number of apartments with rents under $800 per month decreased almost by half. And even as the city makes some strides toward greater affordable housing, other units are falling out of poor individuals’ reach, a trend D.C. housing analyst Claire Zippel compares to “trying to run up a down escalator.” D.C.’s affordable housing efforts have also been plagued by mismanagement and waste. The Housing Production Trust Fund, the biggest affordable housing program in the District, has failed to collect millions from developers in loan repayments and frequently doesn’t verify whether occupants’ incomes are low enough to be eligible for housing assistance. The city’s current efforts simply aren’t enough to counteract swift gentrification and spiking rents. D.C. needs to embrace a simple yet ambitious new affordable housing strategy: constructing large amounts of government-owned social housing. Debates over urban housing in this country are often cast as
conflicts between NIMBYs (Not In My Backyard) and YIMBYs (Yes, In My Backyard). The NIMBYs fight against new urban development because they believe it decreases quality of life and disrupts communities. The YIMBYs, who tend to be young and libertarian-leaning, believe in freeing private developers to build massive amounts of new housing. Both of these groups are wrong. The NIMBYs are often wedded to an unsustainable status quo that fails low-income people, and YIMBYs place their faith in the very market forces that caused the affordable housing crisis. In a new paper for the People’s Policy Project, Peter Gowan and Ryan Cooper advance a third option for cities in the United States: social housing. It’s simple. Municipalities like D.C. would borrow money from federal and local governments and construct government-owned housing, building initially on land they already own. They would then offer these apartments to all city residents to rent. Social housing is different from traditional American housing projects, in which low-income people are cordoned off from everyone else, leading to several social ills. Under the social strategy, low-income folks would live with — and have their rents partially subsidized by — middle-income and even wealthy tenants. These middle-
and upper-income tenants would also reduce budgetary impacts on local governments. D.C. would be far from the first government to try such a housing strategy. In the 1960s, Sweden committed to building 1 million new housing units and accomplished the goal in less than a decade. Sixty percent of Vienna residents live in social housing. The District has the ability to undertake this kind of project, and so do other heavily urban local counties with affordable housing problems, such as Montgomery County. Local governments just need investment and political will. As the market has come to dominate more and more of American politics in recent decades, progressives and leftists now must fight back. They should recognize certain human needs as human rights and work to divorce essential products from the profit motive. Urban housing is a perfect opportunity for large scale government projects in pursuit of the public good. So when it comes to guaranteeing affordable housing, D.C. should stop playing around. Our conversation around urban housing should transcend the false binary between neo-luddism and libertarian capitalism. For municipalities throughout the United States, social housing is the answer. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Flying robots may soon map buildings for 1st responders The College Park City C o uncil met Tuesday Naomi Grant night to discuss a grant @NaomiGrant7464 in partnership with the Senior staff writer Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, the selection of a new auditor and the introduction of a charter amendment. by
technology grant The city council unanimously approved a grant application to the National Institute of Standards and Technology to partner with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in studying interior building mapping. P rev i o u s ly, a b u i l d i n g wo u l d b e p re mapped by walking around in it, but with the institute’s new equipment, drones would map the interior of some major buildings in College Park — including the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and McKeldin Library — to help first responders in emergency situations, said Paul Flippin, the institute’s special programs manager. “There’s a big movement across the country with regard to mapping … firefighter accountability, being able to track firefighters and know where they are,” in addition to being able to pre-map a building, Flippin said. The city’s public services director, Bob Ryan, will manage the project, which is slated to cost $161,000. Flippin will serve as deputy manager. “Other agencies are really getting into this effort to begin to use technology to number one, map buildings,” he said. “So if a firefighter goes down in a building you’ll know where he is. Maybe being able to look at conditions beforehand so that a firefighter won’t go into a dangerous condition unwarranted,” he said. Mayor Patrick Wojahn said this partnership is “another great opportunity to show off the innovation and exciting work that we have in College Park,” calling the institute “a great institution and a great program.” See city, p. 7
Fire destroys Muskogee St residence T h e P r i n ce G e o rge ’s County Fire Department i s i nve s t i ga t i n g a f i re at a College Park home on Monday that caused $200,000 in damages, according to a news release. A family of four escaped unharmed before firefighters arrived. At 8:15 a.m. on Monday, firefighters responded to a one-story home on the 5000 block of Muskogee Street and found an active blaze, which officials believe started on the back porch, the statement read. The house is unlivable, but a “shell” of it remains, fire department spokesman Mark Brady wrote in a text message. Investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshal are looking into whether a discarded cigarette is the cause of the fire, although “the exact cause remains under investigation,” the statement read. by
running for governor. The county’s current state’s attorney, Angela Alsobrooks, was leading in fundraising in the county executive race as of January, according to The Washington Post. There are 10 candidates in all, nine of
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Alsobrooks, 47, currently serves as Prince George’s County’s state’s attorney. She is running as a Democrat, and has lived in the county for her whole life. She received a degree in public policy from Duke University and completed her law degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Before she was elected as the county’s state’s attorney in 2010, Alsobrooks was appointed to be the county’s education liaison in 2002. In 2003, she was named the executive director of the county’s Revenue Authority. During her tenure as state’s attorney, the county’s violent crime rate has been halved. In that position, she also worked to develop programming for youth, including a truancy reduction initiative with local schools. Alsobrooks said she wants to be county executive in order to “bring Prince George’s County to its highest and best potential,” in areas such as education, public safety policies, affordable housing and health care‚ though she said education would be her number one priority. She said a key issue is that many conversations surrounding education in the county revolve around adults and their power in education, which at times overlooks the students. “We need to have a renewed focus on children and what they need to learn, how we teach them best and how to support the teachers who stand in front of them,” she said.
Bogley, 76, is running as a Democrat. He was the third lieutenant governor of Maryland from 1979 to 1983, serving under thenGovernor Harry Hughes, but was dropped from the ticket in 1982 due to his anti-abortion stance. He said his previous public office experience and appointments include working on the Federal Merit System Protection Board, to which he was 1979 photo via maryland archives appointed by then-President Ronald Reagan. He also worked as a Prince George’s County councilmember from 1970 to 1978. He said he has lived in the county for most of his life, in areas such as Landover, College Park, Riverdale and Bowie. He wrote that the main pillars of his campaign include reducing the county’s tax burden, improving education and fixing transportation, as well as economic development issues. “Tutors, using curricula developed by our home-schooling parents, could greatly enhance our high school students’ abilities to get good paying jobs that lead to lifetime careers,” he wrote in an email. When asked what separates him from the other candidates in the race, Bogley wrote: “Been there, done that.” “I want the job, but don’t need the job,” he added.
A United States Air Force veteran, Bridges said he’s worked with Prince George’s County schools in various capacities over the last 20 years, including as a teacher, part-time administrator and in the division of information technology. He said his military leadership background and political knowledge will help put the county and school system “on pace to be more effective and efficient for everyone.” Bridges, 56, was born in Mississippi and has lived in the county since 1994. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Mississippi Valley State University and a master’s degree of science leadership from Grand Canyon University. “Right now, we still have a separation of our people — whether we mean it or not, we still have haves and have-nots,” he said. “This county has the capacity to be the Silicon Valley of the East Coast.” Bridges, who is running as a Democrat, said his key platform items include making the working class feel more involved with the economy, bringing law enforcement closer to the community and maintaining accountability in all departments, including law enforcement and schools. He said not only does the county need more police officers, but local police need to do more to get to know the people they serve, especially children. “If we can do that, children can see police as their neighbors and an asset to them and not just enforcement of the law,” he said.
Edwards, 59, became the first black woman to represent Maryland in Congress in 2008, where she served for eight and a half years. She was born in North Carolina and has lived in Prince George’s County for 35 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from the University of New Hampshire. Edwards, who is running as a Democrat, said one of her main focuses as county executive would be to establish and fortify the county’s innovation economy. She cited the University of Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center and Bowie State University as examples of local resources that aren’t being utilized to their full potential. Responsible, sustainable development that doesn’t leave out certain communities is another principle of her campaign, she said, as well as building an education system that better prepares young people to contribute to the economy or go to college. Edwards said the county needs more transparency among its elected officials to ensure they are not being influenced by wealthy donors. “We’ve had a history in this county of developers having an ugly influence on the kind of development we have, where the development takes place,” Edwards said. “Frankly, there’s been a lot of trading money above and under the table, which has resulted in very bad decision making,” she said. In March, Michael Vaughn, a former state delegate who represented the county, was convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges. Edwards said she will not take any money from real estate developers over the course of her campaign as a result. “I want to run my campaign the way I want to run government, clean and free from influence,” Edwards said.
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The Prince George’s County Executive elections will take place on Nov. 6, with the primary elections on June 26. The winner of the general election will succeed current County Executive Rushern Baker, who is limited to two terms and is currently
Johnson, 66, described himself as a “freshman” in politics, as the bulk of his political exposure comes from working for the United States Government Publishing Office for 34 years. One of his roles within the office involved working on Capitol Hill, where he was responsible for delivering congressional records and other materials. Here, Johnson said, he became familiar with politics and met congressmen and senators. “That stirred up my curiosity about politics, but it took me a long time to realize I want to run for office,” he said. Johnson, who is running as a Democrat, was born in West Virginia and has lived in the county since 1971. He graduated from high school but did not attend college. He said he thinks the county has a lot of potential but could be improved, especially in public safety, increased access to affordable housing for seniors and education. He said county schools require better-trained teachers and a system that is reflective of the needs of the community. Johnson said that although he’s inexperienced, he is willing to do whatever it takes to do what is best for Prince George’s County. “I’m not saying anything negative about these other candidates, they are well qualified and experienced,” Johnson said. “But I can be just as good as anybody else if I have a chance to be voted into this office.”
Michael Kennedy Kennedy, who is running as a Democrat, was born in Washington, D.C., and is addressing issues of education and development in his campaign. Kennedy’s website, which is listed on the state board of elections website, contains offensive comments about multiple groups, including Jewish people and women. He did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
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Mathis is a former educator and a military veteran. After leaving active military service, he began working in real estate, eventually opening his own real estate company in 1994. He ran for the Maryland state Senate in 2014 but lost to fellow county executive candidate Anthony Muse in the Democratic primary. Mathis, 65, was born in Washington, D.C., and moved to the county in 1980. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowie State University, and his master’s degree at Webster University and is the only candidate running as a Republican. Mathis said he didn’t want to run as a Republican originally, but desires to establish a two-party system in a county that has traditionally been controlled by Democrats. He said the core principles of his campaign include improving education and public safety, as well as prioritizing the county’s senior citizens. Mathis said he wants to return to an elected school board system that gives the county executive less power. He said the county also needs to make sure high school seniors are actually prepared to graduate. “We’re making the economics of this county and job situation worse by putting people that are not educated into the workforce,” he said.
Monteiro, 37, is a former Obama administration official who has lived in the county for nearly all his life. He attended high school within the county and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a law degree from Howard University, where he currently serves as chief of staff to the president. Monteiro, who is running as a Democrat, worked in Barack Obama’s Senate office on Capitol Hill, and in 2008 began working in Chicago for Obama’s presidential campaign. He held various positions within the Obama Administration, including associate director with the Office of Public Engagement, as well as a youth liaison for the administration, and director of AmeriCorps VISTA, which he described as a domestic version of the Peace Corps. He said these positions allowed him to see the best types of assistance for people challenged with poverty, hunger and reintegration into society following incarceration. “This is the job where you can actually set a vision for where this county should go, and then be a model for so many others,” he said. “We’re one of the richest counties in America — we should be leading the way. In many ways we’re not leading the way or following the lead of other places.”
Muse, 59, is currently serving his third term in the Maryland state Senate. He was born in Baltimore and has lived in the county for 33 years. He is running as a Democrat, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University, as well as a doctorate from Howard University. Muse was elected as a state delegate in 1994 and as a state senator in 2006. He ran for county executive unsuccessfully in 2002, and said he’s running again because he thinks there is “failed leadership” in the county, especially in areas such as economic development, affordable housing and the local school system. He said the county needs to return to a system where school board members are elected rather than appointed by the county executive, filing legislation to do so in the House of Delegates in 2018 with the Prince George’s County Delegation. “We’ve taken education and put it out of the hands of the public and put it in the hands of a few developers,” Muse said, highlighting grade fixing and graduates who are unprepared for the workforce, as other problems he sees with the school system. As someone who was kicked out of three different school systems, Muse said he knows what it’s like to struggle through school. “Education made the difference for me, and I want our young people to have a shot at life, and we’re not doing it,” he said.
Thompson, 59, was born in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Crossland High School in the county. He is running as a Democrat and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Strayer University. Thompson has no experience in elected office, but thinks the county is ready for a new perspective and “paradigm shift” away from electing traditional politicians. He is the former director of the county’s Department of Housing and Community Development. He currently serves as the president of Bazilio Cobb Associates, a firm that offers accounting, audit and tax counseling services. He holds an “education-first” mindset but said his priorities as county executive would also include economic development and increasing the quality of life for all residents, no matter where they live in the county. Thompson said county schools must lower class sizes and increase teacher pay to get back on track. “From the principal down the janitor, everybody’s job is going to be excellence in education,” he said. “Children are very, very important to our future. We need to make sure we put them as our centerpiece.”
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auditor selection The council also voted unanimously to approve a four-year, $60,880 contract for audit services with Lindsey and Associates of Towson. The city chooses a different auditor every four years. “Here, auditors cannot serve for more than four consecutive years,” Finance Director Gary Fields said.“It keeps everybody on the up-and-up, it gets new, fresh eyes on the books.”
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by prepopulating some of the fields on the funding application. Yahya said he makes some of the forms through the Student O rga n i za t i o n Re s o u rc e Center, and prepopulation isn’t possible. SORC provides resources to registered student organizations once the SGA has allocated their budgets, including contracts, purchase orders, internal service requests and vehicle rental forms, Yahya wrote in a message. “There is no one with more dual experience than me. … I work 16 hours a week in this office dealing with student groups who have to deal with the results of the SGA,” he said. “When a student group doesn’t get all the money they need, when a student group … has to deal with cuts because there’s not much money we allocated, I would help them deal with that.” The organization’s current financial affairs vice president, Alia Abdelkader, said she appointed Yahya to her committee in the fall because she was “so, so impressed by his drive, how focused he seemed and how excited he was to make positive change on campus.” “ H e’s very diligent with his work and he’s just always really willing to think critically and sometimes maybe bring up difficult points or questions that other students might shy away from because he knows that those are the important conversations,” the senior operations management and business analytics major said. Yahya is also a section leader and peer mentor for the Gemstone Honors College, a summer 2017 orientation advisor for the business school, a member of the Muslim Students Association and the treasurer of the Terrapin Gaming Club. Yahya mentioned mental health resources as something he would focus on if elected, specifically citing how he wants to encourage the university to expand Counseling Center hours for non-emergency situations. “When I joined the SGA, I realized that SGA has the clout with administration to make them at least notice the problem,” he said. “We can pressure them relentlessly, we can show them the statistics.”
background in SGA … exactly how broad the scope of the SGA is, and I think the debates definitely enlightened me,” the junior accounting and information systems major said, adding that he had a “fun time” at the debate. Yahya said part of the reason Recognize UMD was formed is to make SGA elections competitive. “The UMD student body deserves a chance to choose,” he said. “Especially when the Student Government Association tries so hard to mirror a democratic institution.” As of Wednesday, Yahya’s ticket includes himself and student affairs vice presidential candidate Kamyar Dastani, a junior finance major. The party’s candidate for financial affairs vice president, Keith Katz, dropped out of the race for personal reasons. “ He ’s a ve ry h u m b l e , straightforward guy,” Dastani said about Yahya. “If I ever have a problem with an SGA budget issue … he’s always been sitting there quietly, listening and trying to figure out a solution.” Yahya currently serves as a voting member of the organization’s financial affairs committee. He said Recognize UMD doesn’t believe Envision Maryland’s financial affairs vice presidential candidate, Andrew Stover, should be vice president of finance, which is part of the reason Recognize UMD was formed. During the debate, Stover said there had been student concerns about the funding process and thought it could be simplified. “We need to very clearly communicate to student groups what our expectations are of them ,” he said. “That means being proactive with these groups and making sure they know exactly what the rules are and how the process is going to go when they apply for funding.” Stover wrote in an email that his committee would use every resource available to help students, “not work against them.” “Students deserve to know how their money is being allocated, and I am more than willing to have discussions with groups and hear their ideas that could directly fix the Staff writer Angela Roberts financial process,” he wrote. contributed to this report. Stover suggested streamlining the process email@example.com
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April 6 was a big day for music, but two releases stood out above the noise
Kali Uchis is in full ascent on ‘Isolation,’ and she won’t be landing soon By Cameron Neimand | @kneemund | Senior staff writer Audial manna descended from the heavens on April 6, arguably the most overwhelming (and Isolation kali uchis good!) New Music Friday yet in 2018. Riding the tidal wave of buzz created the previous night by A$AP Rocky’s jaw-dropping “A$AP Forever” music video, releases arrived from a range of artists mirroring the lineups of one of this summer’s coming festivals. Invasion of Privacy, the impressive debut studio album from Bronx superstar emcee Cardi B, legitimized her position among hip-hop’s heavyweights. Drake, seeing that words were being spoken about artists not
named Drake, swooped in and put the world on pause with the release of his “Nice For What” single and surefire club-hit that even samples the same Lauryn Hill song (“Ex-Factor”) as Cardi’s single “Be Careful.” But April 6 belonged to 24-yearold Colombian-American singersongwriter Kali Uchis. Isolation, Uchis’ debut studio album, meanders sonically from mid-20th-century soul to modern art-pop and R&B. Fifteen songs and 46 minutes in length — and accompanied by several of Uchis’ past collaborators — Isolation is lonely, seductive and flawless, marking the genesis of a superstar. On “Body Language,” the album’s opening track, Uchis arrives with an ethereal hum and tangible sway.
Singing over the song’s noticeably Thundercat production, Uchis is past the point of introductions. “I’m sick and tired of talking/ Told you everything you need to know,” she croons. “’Cause the rest is in the body language/ Do you hear me? Can you feel me now?” Isolation’s tracklist is studded with stars, like Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, whom Uchis had previously collaborated with. Steve Lacy, who worked alongside Vince Staples on Uchis’ 2016 track “Only Girl,” duets a tale of a financially motivated relationship over his own production on the standout track “Just a Stranger.” Albarn, who enlisted Uchis’ help on Gorillaz’ 2017 album, Humanz, pairs the singer with trance-inducing
production on the pulsing “In My Dreams,” which feels like it exists inside of the Nintendo Wii universe (in the best way possible). On “After the Storm,” a verse from Tyler, the Creator, who featured Uchis on two of his own albums (Cherry Bomb and Flower Boy), demonstrates a rapper/ singer chemistry akin to Kanye and Estelle on “American Boy.” “Sun is beaming on me like headlights beaming on Bambi,” raps Tyler with his unmistakable voice. “Now let’s pretend the street is the room, and you are the Camry.” Uchis’ music — an always-shifting blend of R&B, jazz and dreampop — is tough to define and impossible to ignore. On “Miami,” lyricism reminiscent of M.I.A’s
“Paper Planes” combines with a hazy and enchanting instrumental to create a “Hotel California” feel. Uchis often sings in Spanish, telling tales of an inescapable love on the Reykon-featuring “Nuestro Planeta.” “Flight 22,” regardless of how one chooses to categorize Uchis’ sound, is gorgeous. “There are several exits on this aircraft in the event of an emergency,” says Uchis as she mimics in-plane announcements during the song’s opening. “At this time, please fasten your seat belts, as we are preparing for takeoff.” Uchis, herself in full ascent, won’t be landing soon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking the next step after ‘Bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B puts haters to shame on her debut album By Ayana Archie | @ayconic | Staff writer “My little 15 minutes lasting long as hell, huh?” Cardi B Invasion of asks daringly on Privacy the close of her cardi b debut album, Invasion of Privacy. Her 15 minutes has 2018 turned into a Cardi B kind of year, as was 2017. And through her ascent to worldwide fame, she’s maintained her charming sense of humor and bodacious truths. Where her mixtapes, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and
Vol. 2, were mostly gritty and slightly unrefined, Invasion of Privacy showcases the Bronx native’s versatility, skill and finesse over a perfect length of 13 songs. The intro, “Get Up 10,” is a “Dreams and Nightmares”style anthem, where Cardi slowly winds up from lone, weary piano keys and air horns, framing her anecdotes of rags, to a shark-like, heavy-hitting flow about her riches, over almost as heavy Southside-produced drums. Much like a shark, Cardi is hungry for blood, and her knack for trash talk is thrilling:
“The thing on my hip whip bitches into shape/ that’s what I call a fuckin’ waist trainer.” On “Best Life”: “N—-, you a pussy and a rat, you like Tom and Jerry.” On “I Do”: “I’m a gangsta in a dress, I’m a bully in the bed/ Only time that I’m a lady is when I lay these hoes to rest.” When it comes to female empowerment, threatening other women may seem counterintuitive, but Invasion of Privacy perfectly encapsulates this concept at its core: Do what you want, ladies. She flips Project Pat’s “Chickenhead” (replacing the
“ch” with a “b”) from its backand-forth format of Pat deriding a woman for chasing after his money and sex, to a call to go and get money (“guap guap, get some money/ guap guap get some bread”) and sex while keeping the ball in your court. Cardi runs a marathon with her varied styles and flows. Her radio singles (“Drip,” “Bodak Yellow,” “Bartier Cardi”) are more choppy, packing her charisma into short and sweet deliveries. She’s more easygoing on the Latin-infused, J Balvinand Bad Bunny-featured “I Like
It,” which samples Pete Rodriguez’ 1967 hit “I Like it Like That.” “Be Careful” and the Kehlani-assisted “Ring” are a relationship-centric sequence of events, rooted in resentment on the former and pride on the latter. It’s a softer side of Cardi. But this builds to sheer anger on “Thru Your Phone,” a humorous, yet vivid picture of revenge. “Bon appetit!” she screams after saying she’d put a teaspoon of bleach into her man’s bowl of cereal. There’s even a nod
to Beyoncé’s Lemonade. So the last track “I Do” (which pleasantly inaugurates trap SZA) is an emancipating conclusion to insecurity. Perhaps the best testimony of Cardi’s growth is halfway through on “Best Life.” It’s a ray of light, featuring the always-effervescent Chance the Rapper, where she trades confrontation for acceptance of the highs and lows that come her way. It’s hard not to cheer her on when hearing, “Knock me down nine times, but I get up 10.” email@example.com
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But she said the experience still shocked her. “A f te r s o m e t h i n g l i ke that, you need stability and comfort,” the junior sociology major said. “And I lost that.” B a r re t t sa i d s h e s p e n t Thursday night at a friend’s off-campus home, but she got only two hours of sleep. She wasn’t able to access the clothes or food she kept in her South Campus Commons apartment, and she said the uncertainty of the situation further hurt her mental health. Barrett was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during her freshman year at this university, and she received a diagnosis for bipolar disorder six months ago, she said. “I still am very afraid of being deemed unstable again and getting booted from my housing,” she said. Kiras, however, described
the letter and restrictions as a “standardized response” for any student who is hospitalized. Barrett shared a screenshot of the letter and an explanation of her experience on social media. It had received nearly 600 Facebook reactions and had been retweeted more than 2,500 times as of Sunday night. Since she shared her story, she added, dozens of current and former students have reached out to her and said they had similar experiences. “There’s tons of people who came to me and said that this happened and that they were afraid to speak out about it,” she said. “There’s just such a stigma still attached to it — a policy like this only adds to the fact that people are afraid of getting help.” L a u ra Ho r n e , p rog ra m director at Active Minds, a national nonprofit
organization that advocates for student mental health, said the formal language of the letter fails to show students that the department cares for them and could deter others from seeking help. “It doesn’t express any concern at all about the individual,” she said. “[Barrett] experienced a panic attack, which was beyond her control — it wasn’t a conduct issue — and yet, the tone of this letter makes it sound like she’s in some kind of trouble or she’s done something wrong.” Kiras said that while the protocol of the letter will remain in place, her department is “committed to reviewing and revising the language of that letter to better or more clearly show that we care.” She added that Resident Life has staff available to meet with students 24/7, so “that
meeting can happen as quickly as a student wants.” “We by no means are evicting people. We are by no means wanting students to feel stranded,” Kiras said. Barrett said the experience was symptomatic of a broader problem at this university. When she first reached out for therapy and psychiatric care at this university’s Health Center during her freshman year, it took more than a month to get an appointment, she remembered. Even then, she had a limited number of therapy sessions — though she was lucky that her therapist moved off the campus so she could follow him and continue to receive care, she said. I n Fe b r u a r y, S c h o l a rs Promoting and Revitalizing Care, a student-led mental h e a l t h a d vo c a c y g ro u p , launched its “30 Days Too
Late” campaign to push for more robust mental health resources at this university. The title of the campaign is a reference to how long it can take to receive an appointment at this university’s counseling center. The group has advocated for a full-time counselor or psychiatrist in every dorm to make mental health care more accessible to students. Barrett said she’s communicated with SPARC and appreciates their work, but feels that more still needs to be done. “[The university doesn’t] want to deal with the reality of mental health — that it causes people to be unable to go to classes, it can lead to a suicide attempt,” she said. “These are very valid diseases, and it’s not the person’s fault.”
the University Senate, the Undergraduate Studies Dean’s Student Advisory Council, the Campus Transportation Advisory Committee and the board of directors of Hillel. Allen has also served as the president of Terps for Israel. Ball said this involvement will help Allen if he is elected. “He has a people-focused mindset, and everywhere he goes he’s looking to fix things ... and I think people see that,” he said. Another one of Allen’s concerns is graduation costs. A cap and gown currently cost about $150 for undergraduates. Allen
said he hopes to establish a rental program to address this. He also hopes to introduce more open-source textbooks by working with professors to request state grants, as well as noting on Testudo whether a class uses open-source books. One accomplishment Allen is proud of is the TRAIN program, which provides transportation stipends to students within programs that require an internship to graduate. “To have to do an internship and have to pay for transportation and pay for lunch, that’s concerning,” Allen said. “You
don’t want to have more barriers for students to jump through when it comes to graduating.” Allen found the SGA’s funding process confusing and convoluted, he said. The current system requires student groups to rewrite information already in their OrgSync pages on the funding form. Allen suggested a prepopulated form to avoid this. During a debate, Allen’s opponent from Recognize UMD, Humza Yahya, said this is impossible, but Allen said he is open to changing website platforms to make budget submissions more accessible to student groups.
The financial aspects of Allen’s platform, such as suggestions of increasing initiatives to help student groups access funding, concern Yahya. “The only thing that concerns me [about Allen’s platform] is [Envision UMD’s] positions on the way that finance is currently handled,” Yahya said. “[I’m concerned by] the current rhetoric that they are using alleging that the Finance Committee is somehow untransparent, unfair or unequitable to student groups.” Allen also wants to work to address the lack of available food
options for students who live off the campus. He’s working on a partnership between the Department of Transportation Services and Lyft to help students affordably get to grocery stores. Allen also has concerns about Purple Line construction and how it will affect students with disabilities. “One concern of mine is that it will make it harder for students with disabilities, and I plan to reach out to appropriate administrators during the construction process,” he said.
on education and outreach efforts to prevent hate and bias on the campus. From p. 1 The university announced in November it would hire a hate and communities affected by hate and bias, and develop training, bias response coordinator to workshop and awareness events. collaborate with other offices, She will also collaborate part of a slew of initiatives fol-
lowing the killing of visiting student 2nd Lt. Richard Collins on this campus in what is being tried as a hate crime. Hate bias incidents can be reported to the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct or University Police.
Under the protocol, announced in November, the entity must acknowledge receipt of the report within 48 hours and notify the hate bias response coordinator. Affected individuals can meet with the coordinator if
they desire to, Chief Diversity Officer Roger Worthington said in November. “As we anticipate the forthcoming findings and recommendations from the Joint Task Force, the Campus Climate Study, and the campus-wide
external review of diversity and inclusion, these two highly qualified professionals will add critical skills and expertise to our institutional response,” Worthington said in the release.
transparency,” Ray wrote. Students expressed mixed reactions about the investigation verdict. Emily Morgan, a junior biology major, said the case’s resolution is “not what [she] would’ve expected,” and “[she] thought it would’ve been more serious, and we would’ve known more about it.” But Nnaemeka Nwokorie, a senior chemistry major, said “if it’s not illegal, [he] wouldn’t expect any legal action.” Regardless of the outcome, Trey Huff, vice president of this university’s NAACP chapter,
said campus officials should announce the case’s conclusion. “People are less worried about who did it,” said Huff, a senior biochemistry major. “They’re more worried about what’s going to happen to the person who did it.” Some students said that not hearing the outcome of a case can make them feel unsafe. Sarah Ahmed, a junior anthropology m a jo r wh o i d e n t i f i e s a s Pakistani-American, said “being a person of color, it just makes me feel like the administration doesn’t really care at all.”
“What kind of precedent does this set for future incidents like this, where we just don’t know how it was resolved?” Ahmed said. “So, who’s to say that they won’t do it again?” Bobby Ekwunazu, a junior information science major, said this incident, on top of the killing of 2nd Lt. Richard Collins, a black Bowie State University student who was killed on this campus in May, contributes to him feeling unsafe on the campus. “It’d definitely help a lot of people if they found out [they] got appropriately punished,” he said.
As a black student, Huff said the events surrounding the noose and a lack of disclosure of the case’s result build upon already negative feelings from people of color about predominantly white institutions. “It’s just reinforcing people thoughts on the racial climate at PWIs,” Huff said. “Coming on this campus as a black student, you already feel like you have to watch yourself. Stuff happening like the noose, it kind of just confirms those feelings.”
From p. 1 Life community director. Barrett received the message at about 4:30 a.m., about three hours before being discharged from the hospital. Any on-campus student who goes to the hospital for mental health-related reasons receives the letter, said Tracy Kiras, a Resident Life spokesperson. She said the protocol is in place to ensure that returning students do not present a threat to themselves or others. “It’s really coming from a place of care and support for the students and their wellbeing,” she said. After meeting with her psychiatrist on Thursday and a Resident Life employee on Friday morning, Barrett was cleared to return to her room.
allen From p. 3 provides him with valuable insight into how the Student Government Association works. “If you think about the way [the SGA is] set up, he’s moving from the head of the one branch to the head of another,” Ball said. “What you’re dealing with is a lot of similar issues.” As a freshman he served on the Student Affairs committee, and as a sophomore, as a representative for the SGA’s undergraduate studies department. Allen has also served on
noose From p. 1 University administrators have declined to provide details on the case’s outcome throughout the year, citing privacy concerns, but some students say the school should prioritize transparency. This university has published case outcome information for other matters, such as nonspecific sexual misconduct investigations, which are included in the Office of C iv i l R i g h ts a n d Sex u a l Misconduct’s annual report. Mathew Shepard, a coordinator in the Office of Student Conduct, wrote in an email that the office can’t comment on specific cases. University Police spent more than 600 hours investigating the case. They interviewed
more than 60 people, and reviewed nearby video footage and swipe card access records. University President Wallace Loh said it was “a full-fledged investigation with lots and lots of interviews, not just with people within the fraternity.” Rashawn Ray, a sociology professor and a member of the university’s Joint President/ Senate Inclusion and Respect Task Force, which handles diversity issues, wrote in an email that it is “always a difficult struggle to balance transparency with individual privacy, particularly to protect the privacy of students,” and he thinks “UMD does a good of aiming to balance both.” “A non-public announcement [about the case’s outcome] should not be interpreted as non-action or a lack of
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Trainer visit leaves Terps’ heads spinning Indiana ace Tara Trainer notches two wins and a save in series sweep Entering its
For the most part, the Terps
series against failed to make that change, as Ben Fischer @TheBiggestFisch Indiana this Trainer dominated again on Satweekend, the urday with another completeStaff writer Maryland softball team knew it would see a lot of Hoosiers ace Tara Trainer. So following their midweek doubleheader against St. Francis, the Terps prepared specifically to hit against the right-hander. The extra work didn’t seem to help, though, as Trainer picked up two wins and a save to power Indiana to a three-game sweep. Trainer’s showing continued her scorching start to conference play. In Big Ten games, the junior hurler is 7-2 with a 1.46 ERA and a conference-best 60 strikeouts. “It wasn’t anything we didn’t already know,” coach Julie Wright said. “It was lack of execution offensively on our part. We knew she was going to miss with that screwball and throw that changeup as often as she could with us.” While Trainer wasn’t necessarily a mystery to Maryland, she managed to shut down the Terps by effectively mixing her pitches. She relied heavily on her offspeed pitches, often throwing her changeup and screwball. The Terps expected Trainer to miss the strike zone with those offerings, but she instead threw more than two-thirds of her pitches for strikes and walked only two batters in 14 innings. After Friday’s 10-1 loss, infielder Skylynne Ellazar said the Terps needed to make an adjustment and hone in on either the screwball or the changeup.
game win. Maryland’s lone offensive bright spot came in the fifth inning of game one on Saturday, when pinch-hitter Hannah Eslick hit a three-run triple, one of just two extra-base hits Maryland produced over the weekend and the only one against Trainer. “She was trying to get everyone out with the rise ball,” Eslick said. “I was looking zone down and she gave me a pitch that I was sitting on, so I just tried to capitalize on her mistake.” With Maryland hitters looking for off-speed pitches down in the zone, those high fastballs induced many swings-andmisses. Wright lamented the Terps’ lack of patience. With Indiana up 2-1 in the sixth inning of the final game of the series, Trainer came on in relief with nobody out and runners on first and third. She escaped the jam with two strikeouts and a popped-up bunt. Both strikeouts came on swings-and-misses against her high fastball. “We didn’t lay off pitches up,” Wright said. “We worked on the screwball all week and we didn’t lay off pitches up. We just didn’t commit to our gameplan. If you lay off she doesn’t throw many strikes, but we didn’t and we took low pitches and you can’t do that against a pitcher that good. firstname.lastname@example.org
serrel smith announced in a Twitter video that he would be a Terp, becoming the fourth member of coach Mark Turgeon’s 2018 recruiting class. photo courtesy of twitter
‘a natural scorer’ Three-star guard Serrel Smith is late addition to 2018 class By Matt Jasper | @MPJ520 | Staff writer
aryland basketball signed three-star combo guard Serrel Smith on Wednesday, he announced via Twitter. He becomes the fourth member of Mark Turgeon’s 2018 recruiting class. Smith averaged 29.3 points per game as a senior at St. Petersburg High School in Florida. He is the No. 178 overall prospect and the No. 13 combo guard in the country, according to 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound guard originally signed with Ole Miss in November, but he was released from his scholarship after Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy departed from the
program. After reopening his recruitment, Smith reportedly considered multiple schools, including Illinois, Miami and Tennessee. Earlier this month, Smith made his official visit to College Park, leading him to commit to the Terps. He emphasized the importance of Turgeon’s coaching philosophy on his decision. “It’s an offense that features a lot of screen and rolls where they spread the floor,” Smith said in a statement. “It fits my game well and it’s a system that I’m excited to play in. I feel like I can contribute for this team on both ends of the court.” Smith will accompany a loaded class
thatincludesfive-starpowerforwardand McDonald’s All-American Jalen Smith, four-star small forward Aaron Wiggins, and four-star combo guard Eric Ayala. With the addition of Serrel Smith, the Terps have the No. 7 recruiting class in the country and the No. 1 recruiting class in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports. “Serrel is a natural scorer,” Turgeon said. “He has great length, terrific quickness and is a really strong defender. He’s a high-character young man who will fit in nicely with the rest of our new recruiting class and our team.” email@example.com
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running back jake funk scored on two fly sweeps Saturday, showing off the versatility and deception built into new offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s scheme. marquise mckine/the diamondback
Running back Anthony McFarland, a four-star recruit who redshirted his freshman year due to injury, worked with the second team. He had a 39-yard run in the second half, the longest play of the game. “He is who we all know he is,” Durkin said. “It just took some time.”
From p. 12 Cowart, an Auburn transfer, was the No. 1 recruit of the 2015 class, according to ESPN and Rivals. “They’ve been consistent all spring,” Durkin said. “They’ve performed that way pretty much throughout the entire spring. … We’re excited about those guys, they’re definitely going to be big contributors for us.”
rutgers From p. 12 Kelly responded with an unassisted strike. With its four-goal cushion back intact, Maryland appeared poised to cruise to its third victory against a top-10 opponent this season. Instead, the Terps lost their composure. Maryland committed five of its seven first-half penalties
DJ TURNER SHINES AGAIN In the 2017 spring game, wide receiver DJ
after Kelly made the score 5-1, allowing the Scarlet Knights plenty of possession and opportunities. Rutgers tallied four unanswered goals to level the score at the break. Tillman’s message to his team at halftime focused on the fact that the Terps were still in a good position despite the uncharacteristic miscues. “We talk about playing with emotion but not playing
emotional,” Kelly said. “Coach stressed at halftime that we played a little bit emotional in the first half, but I thought halftime was a good reset button so we could get it all back together and compose ourselves.” Rutgers extended its streak to five unanswered goals in the third quarter before Fairman equalized. From there, the teams exchanged scores, with neither able to establish more than a
Turner had six catches and 126 yards. But he made just five catches during the season itself. This time around, Turner had a game-high 52 receiving yards for the first team, accounting for more than half of the game’s passing yards. Without DJ Moore to compete with on the depth chart, he hopes to avoid a repeat of last year and continue his success into the fall.
one-goal advantage — until the 3:21 mark in the fourth quarter, when Kelly notched his fourth goal of the game to give Maryland an 11-9 advantage. Kelly’s eight points set the tone, and his final score was ultimately the game-winner. But he credited Fairman, attackman Jared Bernhardt (two goals) and others when asked if he took charge of the game. “They help me out so much,
“I’m still waiting to have my coming-out party. I mean, making plays in the spring is cool and all, but you really want to do it in the game when fall comes,” Turner said. “Now that I’ve kind of stepped up this year and I’ve got a larger role with the offense, I feel like this year should definitely be my breakout.” firstname.lastname@example.org
and I help them,” Kelly said. “It’s a give-take with all of us, and I trust them with anything with the ball in their stick at any time.” Though the Scarlet Knights tacked on one more to keep it close, the Terps ran the final seconds off the clock to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play with two more regular-season conference contests remaining. Coming off four straight contests outside College
Park and facing rain and a time change for Sunday’s game, Tillman said his team overcame a lot to pull off the victory — Maryland’s sixth against a ranked opponent this season. “[We] battled and battled,” Tillman said. “To have them come back late shows a lot about their mental toughness.” email@example.com
“We talk about playing with emotion but not playing emotional.” - MIDFIELDER CONNOR KELLY
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Terps defeated, 6-3 Michigan wins game delayed by weather, shortened by travel curfew Maryland baseball closer John Murphy jogged to the mound Sunday against Michigan seven innings earlier than he usually does. After starter Tyler Blohm left due to arm discomfort, Murphy was charged w i t h h o l d i n g t h e Te r ps ’ one-run lead in the second inning before right-hander Hunter Parsons, the usual Sunday starter, could enter in relief. Instead, Murphy’s season-long control issues continued. He surrendered three walks, leading to four Wolverine runs and sinking Maryland’s lead. In both games this weekend, M a r y l a n d ’s e m e r g e n c y bullpen options failed to cover for starting pitching injuries. After a 10-4 defeat on Friday, Murphy’s erratic showing led to a 6-3 loss in an eight-inning game delayed by weather and cut short by Maryland’s travel curfew. Shortstop AJ Lee stepped into the box to lead off the game about six hours after the Terps took batting practice. by
Andy Kostka @afkostka Staff writer
Ahead of the 1 p.m. start time, both teams helped shovel ice off the warning track as plows cleared the turf field at Ray Fisher Stadium, but the game wouldn’t begin until after 6 p.m. due to cold weather. Once the game began, Blohm escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and third baseman Taylor Wright gave the Terps (16-19, 3-5 Big Ten) a 1-0 lead in the second with his first Maryland home run. Then, Murphy entered and allowed a single followed by three consecutive walks to level the contest at 1-1. An RBI groundout and two-run double from center fielder Jonathan Engelmann put the Wolverines (21-11, 8-0) ahead, 4-1, before coach Rob Vaughn could get the ball to Parsons. Blohm’s early exit was the second starting pitching injury of the weekend. R i g h t - h a n d e r Ta y l o r B l o o m wa s r u l e d o u t o f his Friday start after he was hit with an errant ball during batting practice as he warmed up. Emergency starter Mike Vasturia had about 30 minutes to prepare for the second start of his
career, and he struggled in his two frames, allowing four earned runs. And on Sunday, Vaughn couldn’t successfully bridge the gap between Blohm and Parsons. Parsons handled the Wolverines’ order apart from consecutive doubles in the fifth and a solo home run from first baseman Jesse Franklin in the seventh. The right-hander struck out seven, but the two runs he surrendered allowed Michigan to bolster its lead. M ea n wh i l e , M i c h i ga n starter Ben Dragani (4-0, 1.38 ERA) scattered six hits and struck out six over his six innings, allowing two solo home runs to Wright and first baseman Kevin Biondic. The freshman left-hander entered Sunday with a Big Ten-leading 1.13 ERA. Up a ga i n s t t h e Te r ps ’ travel curfew with two outs in the eighth inning, Wright g ro u n d e d o u t w i t h two runners in scoring position to end the contest and the series after just two games, weather having wreaked havoc on the weekend’s schedule and injuries having decimated the Terps’ rotation. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Terps top No. 8 Rutgers, 11-10 No. 1 Maryland wins third straight conference contest behind Kelly’s play For the first Sean Whooley 5 5 m i n u t e s @swhooley27 o f M a r y l a n d men’s lacrosse’s Staff writer ga m e a ga i n s t No. 8 Rutgers on Sunday at Maryland Stadium, neither attackman Anthony DeMaio nor midfielder Tim Rotanz registered a point. But with just under five minutes remaining in the game, DeMaio beat goalkeeper Max Edelmann and tied the score. Forty-eight seconds by
Midfielder connor kelly recorded four goals and four assists in the Terps’ 11-10 win against No. 8 Rutgers on Sunday. file photo / the diamondback
later, Rotanz found the net to give the Terps a 10-9 lead. No. 1 Maryland used those conversions to claim a backand-forth affair, 11-10, and extend its winning streak to five. “These games are always tou gh and they ’re always tight,” coach John T illman said. “Rutgers, every year we play them, it seems like it’s a one-goal game. … There’s certainly a lot that we can learn, but I just loved our
guys’ fight and their grit today.” Midfielder Connor Kelly tallied eight total points, and midfielder Bubba Fairman added a hat trick in the victory. Kelly entered Sunday as Maryland’s leader in points, and he displayed his offensive versatility early on, assisting the Terps’ first three goals. Six seconds after the third, Kelly chipped in a score of his own to give the Terps a 4-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the contest. Tillman said he hasn’t “seen anybody that has a bigger
impact on any team” than his senior leader. “[Kelly was the] best kid on the field,” Rutgers coach Brian Brecht said. “He certainly made us pay. I wish we could have contained him a little bit more.” Maryland (10-1, 3-0 Big Ten) held Rutgers (8-4, 1-2 Big Ten) scoreless in the first quarter, as goalkeeper Dan Morris notched four saves and the Scarlet Knights had four turnovers. Rutgers broke through early in the second quarter, but See rutgers, p. 11
New offense on display at spring game Canada’s system highlights Maryland’s backfield depth The Maryland football team’s spring game pitted the first-teamers (Team White) against the secondteamers (Team Red), and the first-teamers won, 31-3. The first-team’s touchdowns came via two fly sweeps to running back Jake Funk, a pick-six from defensive back Marcus Lewis and a 37-yard burst from running back Javon Leake. After a competitive scrimmage last week, coach DJ Durkin said he kept the spring game atmosphere more relaxed, aiming primarily for a clean game. He got his wish, as he said there were no injuries during Saturday’s contest, which featured a running clock in the second half. “Spring games are what they are,” Durkin said, “and we kept that clock rolling.” Here are three takeaways from the game: by
James CrabtreeHannigan @JamesCrabtreeH Senior staff writer
THE NEW OFFENSE Durkin had said previously he felt new offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s system allowed for the use of multiple running backs. It showed Saturday, with the second-team defense receiving a heavy dose of fly sweeps to Funk, including the two scores. “What we do offensively really allows for a guy to create a role for himself,” Durkin said. “[If] you have certain strengths, those show, and we can find a way to utilize you. Jake obviously has a nose for the end zone.” Also on display on Funk’s touchdowns was plenty of pre-snap motion, another key of Canada’s offense. “That’s what the whole offense is based off of, [deception] and getting the defense’s eyes off of what’s actually going on,” Funk said. “There’s multiple things going on that catches the defense’s eyes and then ultimately they lose track of the ball.” Canada has Funk and the other members of Maryland’s crowded backfield line up at a variety of positions, which allows the team’s playmakers to get the ball often, Funk said. Without the Terps’ best two quarterbacks — Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill are aiming to be fully recovered from their torn ACLs by the end of May, Durkin said — Maryland had 57 rushes to 27 passes Saturday, averaging 3.7 yards per carry and 3.6 yards per pass attempt. “I love what we’re doing offensively,” Durkin said. “Our guys have really adapted, learned it and [are] doing a good job with it.”
THE NEW PLAYERS Facing pressure early in the second quarter, secondteam quarterback Tyler DeSue stepped up in the pocket and delivered an ill-advised throw across the field. Lewis said he instinctively broke on the ball and knew for “a couple seconds” he would make the interception. Once the ball reached the Florida State transfer, there was nobody between him and the end zone. “My mom couldn’t come to a lot of games since I was down [in Florida],” said Lewis, a District Heights native. “It felt good to get out here in front of my family and friends and make a good play.” The interception was caused partially by pressure from first-team defensive lineman Byron Cowart, who also had a sack earlier in the game. See football , p. 11
attacker megan whittle led the Terps to victory against Ohio State on Sunday. She scored three goals, breaking the school’s all-time scoring record. marquise mckine/thediamondback
winning with whittle Megan Whittle breaks program’s scoring record in win vs. Ohio State By Lila Bromberg | @lilabbromberg | Staff writer
fter having to erase an early deficit in an 11-10 come-from-behind win over Princeton on Tuesday, the Maryland women’s lacrosse team was determined to have a better start Sunday against Ohio State. The No. 3 Terps accomplished that with their largest margin of victory of the season, a 20-5 blowout that pushed their win streak to 12 games and featured attacker Megan Whittle breaking the school’s all-time scoring record. Coach Cathy Reese wanted her team to come out with more energy, and it responded with three goals in the first seven minutes, including Whittle’s record-breaking 268th career score. “That was our focus, was coming out, starting fast and starting off on the right foot, and also making sure we kept our intensity through warmups all the way through the first 10 minutes of the game,” Whittle said. “The last couple games before this, we were slacking a little bit.” Reese called timeout after Whittle put the Terps up 2-0 and became Maryland’s all-time leading scorer.
“Our staff thought it was really important to do that and really acknowledge what had just happened,” Reese said. “It was a really good time to bring it together and congratulate her, just give her a big giant hug and say what a huge moment this was in Maryland lacrosse.” Ohio State scored a pair of goals to cut the Maryland lead to 3-2, but the Terps answered with a 7-0 run and never looked back. Five Terps — Whittle, attackers Caroline Steele and Kali Hartshorn and midfielders Jen Giles and Meghan Siverson — had a hat trick. Steele led with five goals and two assists, while Hartshorn added four goals on four shots. Hartshorn also had a career-high 12 draw controls, helping the Terps to an 18-9 advantage in the circle. “Kali does a really nice job of adapting to what she’s seeing,” Reese said. “She has the ability to react … to what the person is trying to do against her. She’s been really successful because of her ability to do that.”
Maryland also improved its shooting percentage on offense after its shaky performance against Princeton. Of the team’s 33 shots against Ohio State, 29 were on goal and 20 found the net. Goalkeeper Megan Taylor had six saves and five goals allowed before being relieved for the final 5:21 by backup goalkeeper Emma Moss, who saved the one shot she faced. “This game was [a] huge team effort,” Hartshorn said. “Coming off of Princeton we weren’t happy with that game and coming back and playing Ohio [State] we did our best to help with the errors we had against Princeton.” Following a game that was arguably Maryland’s worst performance since its 16-15 loss to then-No. 8 North Carolina in February, Sunday served as a confidence booster entering the final two games of the regular season. “This was great for us,” Hartshorn said. “This was the game that we needed.” email@example.com
“This game was [a] huge team effort.” - WOMEN’S LACROSSE ATTACKER KALI HARTSHORN
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