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Police arrest Bentley’s Football linebacker suspended one year, third athlete this week bouncer Wed. morning BY JOSH VITALE Senior staff writer
28-year-old Marcus Plummer allegedly beat patron BY ERIN EGAN Senior staff writer
An R.J. Bentley’s bouncer was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning on charges of beating a patron outside the bar Saturday night, police said. Marcus Plummer, 28, was charged with firstand second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, Prince George’s County Police District 1 Commander Maj. Robert Brewer said. Plummer, a Berwyn Heights native, was brought before the commissioner Wednesday morning and granted a $50,000 bond, Brewer added.
26 groups denied Stamp office suites
Terrapins football linebacker Lukas Foreman has been suspended one year for violating the student-athlete code of conduct — the third suspension athletics department officials have announced this week. Officials announced Foreman’s suspension in a news release yesterday. The statement came two days after officials announced men’s basketball players Terrell Stoglin and Mychal Parker faced one year suspensions. The news release did not specify why Foreman was suspended. According to court records, he was charged with criminal possession of drug paraphernalia Jan. 16 and issued a citation, but officials did not say whether his previous charge was connected to his suspension.
At about midnight Saturday, a patron was reportedly kicked out of the bar. When he tried to get back in, Plummer allegedly became physical, Brewer said. The victim, who Prince George’s County Police spokeswoman Julie Parker said was taken to the hospital in critical condition, is not a student at this university. He is a 23-year-old member of the United States Air Force from Wyoming. The victim was in stable condition as of Wednesday morning, according to police. Police had a warrant for Plummer’s arrest
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University President Wallace Loh said he was disappointed by the announcement. “Our overriding concern with all of our students, including student-athletes, is their success. I’m far less concerned about the perception of athletics at Maryland and the univerLUKAS sity,” Loh said. “For these FOREMAN student-athletes, playing TERPS LINEBACKER their sport is everything. That’s their identity. That’s why they came here and we want them to be successful.” Foreman’s attorney, Leonard Stamm,
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Students flock to university’s first weekly farmers market BY ALLISON GRAY Staff writer
Tom Hubric woke up at 4:45 a.m. yesterday and grabbed a cup of coffee, just 15 minutes before an alarm woke up his 1,200 birds. He had just a few hours
to harvest eggs, travel to this university and set up his stand outside Cole Field House. Hubric and Ned Dykes, his Twin Post Farm business partner, occupied one of seven tents at the first
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Officials say they have less space for next year BY LEAH VILLANUEVA Senior staff writer
Before this week, junior Stefanie Zaner thought she had found a home in Stamp Student Union. In a small office tucked away in the Student Involvement Suite, she and other members of the Charles R. Drew Pre-Med Society found the perfect place to plan events, store boxes of supplies and collaborate with the other two groups who share the space with them. However, the neurobiology and physiology major is not sure if that home will still be there waiting for her in the fall — Zaner’s group was one of 26 housed in the suite that were denied their office spaces for next year. Stamp’s office allocations committee announced Monday night it had less available office space in the suite to dole out this year, as officials plan to bring more staff members and
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Officials seek to improve worker conditions, increase communication Changes come about a year after allegations of abuse BY CHAD SINCLAIR Staff writer
University officials have begun implementing initiatives to improve workers conditions after activists held several forums, including one two weeks ago. ALEXIS JENKINS/THE DIAMONDBACK
Officials are taking concrete steps aimed at improving the workplace environment about a year after university workers brought allegations of abuse to light. Over the last month, officials have begun offering computer courses for workers and mandatory leadership and diversity training for employees in Facilities Management and Residential Facilities.
And beginning in June, Specter will pilot a training regimen for 40 campus leaders to address appropriate conduct when they encounter “difficult topics with difficult people,” in conjunction with the university’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Change. Vice President for Administrative Affairs Rob Specter said he is holding staff to high standards to prevent additional incidents of alleged abuse at
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biggest obstacles to establishing the permanent marfrom page 1 ket was persuading vendors it would be worth their time weekly Farmers Market at to commit to another venue. “The best thing people can Maryland, held yesterday from noon to 4 p.m. More do to support this effort is to than 1,000 people were drawn show up ever y week and to the stands, which included shop,” she said. In addition to local venfruits, vegetables, bread and meat. The Wellness Coalition dors, several hailed from Virand the Office of Sustainabil- ginia and one was from Pennity have been working to sylvania. Eubank’s tent sold a bring the market to the cam- variety of produce, including pus for the past two years, Chinese cabbage, rhubarb, since organizers held a suc- strawberries and fennel. A cessful trial in April 2010 gourmet cheese vendor, Picnic Gourmet Spreads, called “Testudo’s Market.” “Our intentions have offered free samples of Goralways been to establish a gonzola chive, Moroccan regular, weekly farmers mar- cilantro and red pepper feta. Senior family science ket on campus that would kind of become a part of the major Chemia Hughes said culture of the university,” she was excited about the said Wellness Coalition freshness and variety offered spokeswoman Kate Maloney. at the market. “I normally can’t afford Vendors said they were pleased with the turnout — fresh food, so this is a welmost tents sold out between come change,” Hughes said. 2 and 3 p.m. — and Hubric “I’m tired of ramen.” Freshman elementary eduand Dykes sold nearly 50 cation major Ali Harrington dozen eggs in one hour. “This is very, very good for bought a ham and cheese a Wednesday market croissant from Bonaparte because typically for farmers Breads and apples from market culture, Saturday is McCleaf’s Orchard which supthe big day, sometimes Sun- plies French breads, desserts day,” said Shawn Eubank, and pastries. “At home I go [to farmers farm manager at McCleaf’s markets] all the time with my Orchard in Pennsylvania. Maloney said one of the mom,” she said. “The only
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resources, including advising, into the suite to better ser vice student groups. As a result, officials only allocated about 40 of the 67 office spaces in the suite, according to committee chair and senior government and politics major Amanda Pleasant. Some other groups were also relocated. A number of groups that currently have offices in the space said the news caught them off guard. “We are in that office at least six hours a day,” Zaner said. “We can’t do these things we’re doing without
that space.” Pleasant said the committee reviewed each application carefully based on need. “There were obviously a lot of ver y difficult decisions,” Pleasant said. “About 100 groups applied, and I think there were more groups that deser ved to have a space than those that got one.” However, officials did set aside a certain number of offices for student groups to appeal for this week. Stamp Director Marsha Guenzler-Stevens said plans to redesign the suite are still mostly preliminar y, and she may be able to return some of the reser ved spaces to student groups if they are not needed after moving in addi-
bummer is that I don’t have a kitchen to cook a lot of the other stuff in it. If I was in an apartment, this [market] would be ideal.” In addition to acoustic guitarists, students were entertained by a cooking demonstration from Dining Services Executive Chef John Gray. A member of the department will present a new meal to market-goers ever y other week. “This [location] was a strategic decision, because it was important for us to have the market be really accessible and really central to ever ything that’s happening here,” Maloney said. The market, which is funded by the Division of Student Affairs, will be open ever y Wednesday from May 2 to Nov. 14, except July 4. Maloney said the university relied mainly on volunteers to limit operating costs to parking, security and marketing. Leftover food from each week will be donated to the Food Recover y Network. “It’s a fun way to end the year; it’s cool that we get to come here and now it’ll be ever y Wednesday, so we’ll definitely be coming back,” Harrington said. firstname.lastname@example.org
tional staff over the summer. Guenzler-Stevens said she will also launch a task force in the fall to determine how to best utilize the space in the Student Involvement Suite as a resource for groups. “Does that mean individual lockers? Does that mean more meeting space? That’s our agenda for the fall, determining what that space would look like,” GuenzlerStevens said. Guenzler-Stevens noted there is a growing number of groups requesting a limited number of offices. The members of several groups said losing their of fice spaces would hur t their ability to function. Justin Dent, president of the
More than 1,000 people attended the first weekly Farmers Market, which offered goods ranging from strawberries to gourmet cheeses. ALEXIS JENKINS/THE DIAMONDBACK
Mar yland Parliamentar y Debate Society, said his group needs the space to plan and store the supplies for the many trips and events members plan each year. He noted the group had recently been asked to host a national competition. “When you’re planning things of that magnitude, of course you need an office space where executives can meet and draw things out and plan things out, rather than go into the dorm room of one of your members,” Dent said. Junior public health science major Felicia Davenpor t, a member of Alpha Theta Gamma, said this would mark the second year Stamp of ficials did not pro-
vide her sorority with an of fice. The Multiracial and Biracial Student Association had allowed the sorority to share its of fice space and collaborate with its members. However, the MBSA lost its space in the allocations as well. “The majority of our members are off campus, and it’s really important that we can connect with other student groups,” Davenport said. “The Student Involvement Suite ser ves as that place where we can reach out to other people, even if it’s on the couches in the lounge, and this just makes it harder.” Godly Jack, the treasurer of the Charles R. Drew Pre-Med Society, said his group collabo-
rates regularly with the campus organizations that share its office, but only one would be able to return to the room next year. “It angers us that they would take away our space,” Jack said. “This hurts all three of our groups.” However, Stamp officials said they would be as accommodating as possible and hoped any changes to the suite would benefit all groups in the long run. “There are groups who have been housed in there that don’t really use the space,” Guenzler-Stevens said. “We’ll work together to figure out what the best thing would be.” email@example.com
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Tuesday morning and he was taken into custody about 24 hours later, Brewer said. Plummer has no previous criminal record in the state, according to official court documents. According to police, the victim threw a drink at another patron inside the bar and was quickly escorted out. Witnesses said the victim was visibly intoxicated and tried to re-enter the bar two or three times before Plummer had to restrain him. Hayley Moss, a junior agricultural resources and economics major, said she was at the front of the entrance line when she saw the incident occur. “[The victim] tried to get back in a few times, so Marcus had to put him in a headlock,” Moss said. “Then the bouncer walked two steps, turned around and threw him into the pavement.” Moss said the victim was covered in blood and his entire face was “spouting.” “It was really excessive,” she said. “I understand that it was a big night to go out and that the bar was packed to capacity, but you don’t see that in College Park, and I never want to see that again.” Alvin Thomas, a junior psychology major, also witnessed the incident. “[Plummer] had him in a headlock, but it looked like he
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declined to comment on Foreman’s previous charge or the suspension. Stoglin reportedly failed three drug tests leading to his suspension, according to a Washington Times report, and he declared for the NBA Draft.
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the university. “We are counting on all supervisors that they are doing the right thing, the right way, for which there is recourse and discipline if they are unwilling or unable to do so,” Specter said.are doing the right thing, the right way, for which there is recourse and discipline if they are unwilling or unable to do so,” Specter said. Officials are gearing their efforts toward improving communication with workers whose first language isn’t English by identifying staff who are qualified to translate. Additionally, Specter said officials will better highlight the resources already available to university employees,
“The bouncer walked two steps, turned around and threw him into the pavement.” HAYLEY MOSS JUNIOR AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMICS MAJOR
was just letting him go, but he slipped or his feet never touched the ground,” Thomas said, adding the victim appeared to have a large cut above his eye. “It was kind of scary,” he said. “I’ve never seen someone bleed that much from one single cut.” Some students who frequent the bar do not believe Plummer intended to injure the victim. Katie, a junior history major who asked to remain anonymous because she is underage, said she and her friends are planning to make “Free Marcus” T-shirts in support of Plummer. Katie was not at the bar at the time of the incident and did not witness the events. “Marcus is my favorite bouncer,” she said. “He has always looked out for me, and I’d even consider him a friend. I’m sad to see the way this is all playing out.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Police arrested R.J. Bentley’s bouncer Marcus Plummer, 28, yesterday morning after he allegedly assaulted a patron Saturday night, according to Prince George’s County Police. Plummer faces three charges for the incident. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK
Parker announced his intent to transfer last month. “Being a University of Maryland student-athlete carries a tremendous honor and responsibility,” Athletic Director Kevin Anderson said in a statement. “As much as we appreciate the effort this young man gave to the program this season, he was unable to live up to that responsibility. We’re cer-
tainly disappointed, but hope that he will use this as a learning experience.” Some students said the suspensions are frustrating in light of the attention and funds athletes receive. “All they have to do is follow certain policies, and the fact that they can’t do that just shows that they don’t take it as seriously as they should,” said
sophomore community health major Jillian Lansey. Others said the recent incidents could reflect poorly upon the athletics department. “I think alumni and people who are really involved in athletics will be offended by it and take it to heart,” freshman kinesiology major Erin Grady said. “I’m a fan; I think it’s unfortunate.”
But others said they do not think the incidents are out of the ordinary. “Not to paint these communities too broadly, but I think that’s common enough among athletes and college-aged people generally,” said sophomore anthropology major Andrew Brown. “I don’t think that would make too many waves outside the university.”
Foreman, a Naples, Fla., native, redshirted his freshman season and recently made the transition from defensive back to linebacker in spring practices. He will miss all of the upcoming season.
including access to mental health professionals, computer skills courses and English as a second language classes, among others. “There has been a lot of progress, and people can determine on their own how significant that progress is,” said university President Wallace Loh. “I think we are working very, very hard on it.” In September, Provost Ann Wylie released a 62-page report that marked the end of a sixmonth investigation into allegations of alleged verbal and psychological mistreatment, xenophobia and sexual and racial abuse. One anonymous letter called the workplace environment a “labor camp.” Specter said because language barriers are a major obstacle in reaching out to vic-
tims of the alleged abuse, the university is planning to purchase real-time translation devices that would allow nonEnglish speaking employees to hear live translations of campus forums and events. Officials have also distributed employee resource pamphlets across the campus in several languages. “We have identified bilingual resources for [Spanishspeaking workers] to go to when they have questions or issues,” Specter said. “Those people will help interpret policies, interpret conversations and interpret presentations for and with them, upon request.” Justice at Maryland member Tim Baldauf-Lenschen said after rallying for workers’ rights and hearing testimony from workers at several forums
over the last several months, he was glad to see officials taking tangible steps to improve working conditions. “I appreciate the fact that [Specter] has voiced his commitment for the cause,” BaldaufLenschen said. “But at the end of the day, our cause is about providing safety for campus workers. Once we see the conditions change, that’s when I will be able to fully embrace his commitment that he has put forward.” Baldauf-Lenschen added that the movement to improve the atmosphere for workers on the campus has made a difference. “One of the best ways you can see the impact our movement has made is through the responses that we see from the workers themselves,” Baldauf-Lenschen said. “The communication between stu-
dents and workers has been improved through this cause, and workers are seeing some feasible improvements.” Specter said classes are now being offered for those employees who are interested in learning computer skills and English literacy skills, and that employees will have continued access to mental health resources. However, he said there is more the university can do to connect workers with the new initiatives. “It would be very helpful to bring the resources to the employees in their workplace meetings, so that they can be introduced to them and develop a sense of trust with them,” Specter said. “So, when they do need to use those individuals as resources, they feel that a bridge has already been built.”
Specter said the movement has given him pause to reflect on his own role in addressing the alleged abuses. As recently as February, Specter said, he shadowed workers in departments across the campus to experience one full day “in their shoes.” He worked alongside the landscaping crew and janitorial housekeepers in Knight Hall, and went on a police ride-a-long, he said, to help him make more informed decisions. “All of that was done to help me connect with and understand what our employees are doing, what they’re actually experiencing in their workplace,” he said. “Ultimately, it’s to question myself: ‘Are we doing enough?’”
of play, completely erasing the Terps’ bats. It was only the fourth time this season the Terps dropped a game to a nonconference foe. Only seven games remain in the season, and the stakes are getting higher for the Terps. But with three games at No. 1 Florida State slated for this weekend, Bakich is looking to have his team get back to the mentality and approach that had the Terps take multiple games from nationally ranked teams earlier in the year. “The reason baseball is a weird sport is the harder you try, the worse it gets sometimes,” Bakich said. “I think there’s a few guys that just need to exhale and let the game happen. They’re trying to force it.”
Defender Iliana Sanza leads the Terps in ground balls and caused turnovers this year. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK
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SANZA from page 8 and we made it that far. And to lose by one in the last couple of seconds was like, I don’t ever want to feel like this again.” Using the pain of that seasonending loss as motivation, Sanza began to develop into a leader this season. It was an almost inevitable transition, considering three of the Terps’ leaders on defense — Katie Gallagher, Brittany Poist and Sara Cooper — graduated, making Sanza the lone returning starter. “I was determined to come back and be a leader because we lost a lot of our defenders,” Sanza said. “I had to step up for a new role, which was different for me, but I think it’s gone well.” That’s a vast understatement.
Sanza leads the Terps in ground balls (36) and caused turnovers (28), and she ranks second in draw controls (32). Those numbers have been enough to garner All-ACC honors, a spot on the ACC Championship AllTournament Team and a nomination for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse’s highest honor. Of the 25 players nominated, only two are defenders — Northwestern’s Taylor Thornton and Sanza. “She worked super hard this summer to put herself in the best shape possible to lead our defense this year,” Reese said. “She came back the fittest and fastest she’s ever been. … She does it all. She gets it done on the field.” Sounds like Sanza’s ahead of the pack. firstname.lastname@example.org
from page 8 the Terps hitless over the final five-plus frames and the Patriots tacked on another run in the fifth, ending Beck’s night and extending their lead to its final 5-3 margin. “It seemed like everything they hit kind of found its way through,” Bakich said. “We just couldn’t get anything across.” Relievers Jamie Pashuck and David Carroll kept the Terps within striking distance, though, allowing one hit and one walk over the final 3.2 innings of play. But George Mason relievers Jake Kleine, Kevin Lingerman and Sean Cabrera were arguably even better. The trio allowed just one hit and two walks in the final 5.2 innings
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India versus America
ince its inception, the state DREAM Act has been a contentious from students themselves: This is a measure that will benefit universities issue, bitterly dividing legislators. Should the children of illegal and the state as a whole. Student activists traveled in droves to Annapolis when legislators were immigrants — children who grew up as Americans and had no say in where they were born or brought up — be offered in-state tuition? scheduled to vote on the measure and, even though the bill did not receive Or would offering these students in-state tuition wrongfully take away a single Republican vote, it narrowly passed both the state Senate and House of Delegates. opportunities from legal residents? Many argue the statute will take away spots from The measure, inspired by the proposed federal legal residents. But the legislation includes a provision Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors that counts undocumented students as out-of-state resiAct, would allow undocumented students to receive in-state tuition if they complete 60 community college Now is the time for university dents for admissions purposes, meaning it will not hurt current or prospective students. These students didn’t credits, graduate from a state high school and prove they or their parents have paid state taxes for at least students to begin the process choose to come here; they were brought by their parthree years. On the last day of the 2011 legislative of drumming up support for ents, and if they’re qualified for admission to this university, their educational opportunities should not be session, lawmakers pushed the measure at the this fall’s ballot referendum hampered because of cost. eleventh hour despite strong Republican opposition. Additionally, President Barack Obama has strongly But even before Gov. Martin O’Malley could sign on the state’s DREAM Act. supported the federal DREAM Act — which would prothe legislation into law, Republican delegates quickly vide the children of illegal immigrants with a path to citmobilized to overturn the measure and put it to a referendum, letting state voters decide whether to uphold the measure. Petion- izenship if they ser ve in the militar y or attend college — and said not passers needed to garner nearly 56,000 signatures to reach the ballot. They ulti- ing the legislation wrongfully punishes these students. In his State of the Union address, Obama said, “If election-year politics keeps Congress from mately netted more than 100,000. Now that the legislation lays in the hands of state voters, it’s time for stu- acting on a comprehensive plan, let’s at least agree to stop expelling respondents to make their voices heard. The measure would ultimately affect col- sible young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses and lege students more than any other demographic, and students at this uni- defend this countr y.” Students should capitalize on an issue they have the power to influence versity — the state’s flagship — should help campaign to ensure the law is voters on and tr y to make a difference. Undocumented students already upheld come November. On Tuesday, O’Malley emailed his supporters asking for donations struggle to make it in this countr y because of a decision they had no say in. toward a campaign to uphold the DREAM Act. The email read, “This issue is Don’t wait until November to make your voice heard. Act now and ensure about fairness and basic human dignity for all.” Students should take note these students are afforded the opportunity they deser ve, the same opporand, even if the vote is several months away, ensure on-the-fence voters hear tunity so many of us already enjoy.
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The war on women It’s the wrong fight
was walking to chemistr y last week, minding my own business, grooving to Train and tr ying to stay awake long enough to walk to lecture. I glanced down at the ground as one of my headphones fell out of my ear to see something a little disconcerting scrawled on the sidewalk: “Sluts walk this way” was written in all caps. My stomach turned and I looked to see my path to the chemistr y building covered with similar writing. The chalking, though I wasn’t then sure of the origin, reminded me of the SlutWalk taking place later that day on the campus. I’ll start out by saying — as many have before me — that no one ever has justification to commit the atrocious, disgusting and horrific crime of rape. That being said, I’m getting pretty sick of this supposed “war on women” going on in America and women’s tactics in attempting to fight it. Have you ever given someone a ride somewhere only to have them complain about a) your driving, b) your choice in radio station or c) your car? You are doing a lot for that ungrateful person and all they can do, despite that, is complain. You, women of America, who believe you are fighting against a war on women, are this ungrateful person. Have you taken a minute to look around and appreciate what you have? In some parts of this broken world, women are still getting physically burned alive in the name of some misogynistic modesty. They are not only disowned but bullied into committing suicide if they dare date a man their family has not arranged for them. It was not too long ago that women in Afghanistan were forbidden from attending any school. Many women in Africa are still facing genital mutilation as a regular and expected part of their young adult lives. You are fighting to be able to wear exposing clothing and have no one say anything bad about you. You are fighting to have the government
LAURA FROST force companies to offer you more extensive elective health coverage. You are fighting for the right to abort your children, murder your babies, press “undo” on the creation of a human life. A “right” that has actually lowered the female population in areas of the world such as China, where parents often choose to murder or give up their female babies for adoption in favor of the more preferred males. A “right” that signifies you care much more about the aforementioned rights to wear whatever you want and sleep with whomever you want, whenever you want, than the life of an unborn child — in many parts of the world usually an unborn girl. So, what are you really fighting for? If it is to end the world’s real war on women — not the capitalized “War on Women” that is just a spin campaign by the current administration to take voters’ attention away from the real issues — then I am completely behind you. Let’s end the problem of families killing and attacking women merely because they fall in love. Let’s end the infanticide of baby girls. But, if it is to be able to say “Slut and proud!” and march around the campus in fishnets and heels, apparently garnering respect for your sex, I won’t support it. Get over yourself. As a woman, I am embarrassed to be associated with you and ashamed that this is what you consider worth fighting for when your sisters across the globe are facing death for much less — sometimes, just being conceived. Laura Frost is a senior government and politics major. She can be reached at email@example.com.
A gender revolution
t seems ever y direction I turn, the “war on women” is permeating the global, national and university media. Just last week, Foreign Policy magazine published a controversial essay, “Why do they hate us,” by Arab female journalist Mona Eltahawy, in which she describes her perception of the patriarchal, misogynistic mistreatment of women in Arab countries. She goes on to cite disheartening examples of child marriage, rape as a weapon and sexual harassment of women in the Arab world. The most astounding fact of all is that 90 percent of Egyptian women have had their genitals cut. After reading Eltahawy’s essay, we as American women are reminded of how fortunate we are to be living in the United States, a countr y where women are represented in government, there is rule of law and women are afforded freedoms that most women are globally denied. Yes, we have it (relatively) good. Still, the women’s fight in the Arab world is not comparable to that of women in America. I would not let America off as a champion of gender issues. On the home front, we are embattled in our own war on women. Outwardly, it is a fight against the politics and policies of a conservative Republican Party dictating women’s access to reproductive health rights. More importantly, it is a fight against rhetoric, stigmas and double standards that perpetuate structural gender discrimination. Gender discrimination may not be overt, as in other countries, but if you pay attention, it exists in the social pressures to dress or act in certain ways. It exists in politicians’ rhetoric. It exists in the double standards of how women’s role as a homemaker is less valued than that of the income-earning male. Here on the campus, last week’s SlutWalk was the pinnacle of a yearlong, heated conversation regarding women. The SlutWalk attempted to change a stigma by making a statement about ending the practice of
JENNIFER SCHWARZ assigning blame to sexual assault victims — and it failed. Unless you read to the end of The Diamondback’s stor y about SlutWalk, you probably would have assumed it was an opportune excuse for women to dress provocatively around the campus. It perpetuated the wrong kind of attitude toward the term slut, and the message wasn’t heard. Let’s be clear: Fighting the “war on women” here in America is not a fight to permit provocative dress. It is a fight to end the stigmas and assumptions associated with provocative dress, like being easy and in a desperate search for attention and affection. The responsibility lies on women to stop allowing misogynistic rhetoric and sexist assumptions to be perpetuated. So if you choose to dress provocatively, make it known that you do it because you are a confident female, and don’t make the fight harder for women by endorsing the idea that it is because women are weak or desperate. That’s truly fighting the rhetoric. Yes, you should recognize your fortune as a woman living in America, land of the free and home of the brave. But realize our gender revolution will require a deeper-seated need to change societal thinking. It is necessary to even reconsider the rhetoric that religion indoctrinates us with. Both men and women need to look inward and recognize the structures that are perpetuating the cycle that has become the war on women. The war on women in America exists, but in retaliation, let’s re-brand it to become a “war for women.” Jennifer Schwarz is a senior environmental science and policy major. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
spent my youth in India before moving here to the United States for college. One of the most critical benefits of this dual experience has been engaging with diverse groups of people on both sides of the world and understanding how they think. Armed with this unique perspective, I come to you with a warning: Be war y of the young people in India. They can disrupt your future. The case for being war y of India has strong merits; India, the world’s largest democracy, is also home to the world’s secondlargest English-speaking population. As the world has globalized, so has India’s presence and prominence. For instance, the highest-earning demographic group in the tri-state area, where you live, is Indians. These were the people who came to North America and flourished in the vast pool of opportunities. Imagine what will happen (to you) if the land of India becomes that pool of opportunities. Her youths are highly ambitious, global citizens with sharp quantitative skills — engineering is the nation’s third language after Hindi and English — who can truly compete with American brainpower. Are young Americans prepared to face the tropical Indian storm heading their way? I don’t think so. At the outset, the best American students — argumentative, risk-taking, driven, broadminded, with global viewpoints and diverse networks — outsmart their counterparts in India by leagues. But these ultra-smart people comprise a ver y small percentage of the entire American youth. To make things worse, the opposite holds true for the average: Larger groups of average young Indians — hard-working, motivated, less party-focused, etc. — outcompete their average American counterparts on most fronts required in today’s predominantly IT-based job market. And they don’t charge as much either — $6,000 per annum for an engineering graduate is considered a decent salar y. India’s competitive advantage is therefore young people producing work at par at much lower costs. Are Americans ready to work harder for less money? Yet India’s biggest shortfall — and reason for reprieve in America — is that young Indians have an extremely low satisfaction threshold. The journey from no wealth to some wealth is seen as the benchmark for success. And while that’s justified at the micro level, it does not ser ve India’s macro aspirations well enough. That kind of midway complacency disables Indians’ potential to leverage on their other wise sharp killer instincts. Unimaginative conventionalism is all it takes to reach somewhere, and people are happy with that as of now. In fact, a friend of mine from one of India’s most prestigious engineering colleges, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, who is studying at Johns Hopkins University for a semester, told me fewer than 15 students applied for a subsidized study abroad program to the United States — out of a class of 3,000 of India’s brightest minds. Clearly, learning and taking risks is not on any Indian agenda, at least for the time being. But once it is, be watchful. Now that young Indians are beginning to reach somewhere, the ambition of their future goals will only increase. It is only a matter of time before they will begin to rise above conventions and embrace learning and risk-taking opportunities in the process — I experienced that firsthand this winter on a train journey with 400 of India’s brightest young entrepreneurs. The innovative spirit is already beginning to percolate, and it soon will flood through the minds of a significant proportion of the general young populace. When that happens, the unprepared, partying American youth will be hit hard.
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“Please touch, but do not tug.” The black lettering on a sign at the entrance of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center library is stark, museum-like. The space has become a time capsule. The pieces hanging on the walls and ceiling range from a rust-speckled piece of cloth used in a 2011 set to a video of a per formance in 1980 to a vest from a 1976 piece. The exhibition is “Residue,” which, since the start of the school year, has showcased several works by CSPAC’s inhouse performance artists Eiko and Koma Otake, spanning their 40year career. The duo, internationally famous for Japanese choreography, will perform its third and final piece, The Caravan Project, which opened yesterday and will run tonight on CSPAC’s front lawn. “It’s over 40 years now, and it’s just the two of us,” Eiko Otake said. “When you are in a family, you have a special way of talking to each other, star t to develop a
cer tain way. That’s what we did, pretty much our own style.” The evolution of Eiko and Koma’s work mirrors the growth of CSPAC, making the pair natural in-house residents for the center’s 10th anniversar y season, said CSPAC Ar tistic Initiatives Director Paul Brohan. “Our histor y with Eiko and Koma reflects an exploration and a collaboration of exploration together, which is par t of the reason they were a good fit for us in our 10th anniversar y,” Brohan said. Eiko and Koma’s first appearance at CSPAC was during the 2005-06 season in the Cambodian stor ytelling per formance Cambodian Stories, Brohan said. The pair is influenced by Japan after World War II and the aftermath of the nuclear events there, he added. Eiko Otake said she and Koma also create costumes, set pieces and other theatrical elements. The two per form several pieces without clothing, which reinforces their themes of stark humanity, Brohan said.
“They’re ver y clear that their nakedness is nothing more than exposure of the human, so in that regard, their work runs along many spectrums of accessibility and understanding,” Brohan said. A trailer open on all four sides (with Eiko and Koma inside) will take its place on CSPAC’s front lawn for the next two nights for The Caravan Project, a work first performed in 1999. A piece always performed outdoors, The Caravan Project takes place after dark without any music so audiences can feel the naturalness of the outdoors, Eiko and Koma’s website said. In September, the pair per formed Regeneration, a combination of three of their previous pieces that documented their evolution as artists. Eiko and Koma then developed a collaboration with this university’s inhouse ensemble for the Kronos Quartet, Fragile, in Februar y. Eiko and Koma’s website describes Fragile as an emotional and intimate dance. Brohan said the piece embodied CSPAC’s 10th anniversar y
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Redshirt for lax midfielder After missing much of the year with a shoulder injury, Terps men’s lacrosse midfielder Jake Bernhardt will redshirt this season. For more, visit TerrapinTrail.com.
One step AHEAD BY NICHOLAS MUNSON Staff writer
Iliana Sanza has always been a step ahead. Underneath the Terrapins women’s lacrosse defender’s shy façade is a player who never backs down from a challenge. Whether it’s playing three varsity sports as a high school freshman, facing No. 2 Northwestern in the 2010 national championship or leading a defensive unit that lost three starters to graduation last May, Sanza thrives under trying circumstances. That tendency has come in quite handy for the No. 4 Terps this season, who have a chance at earning a crucial top-four seed when the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket is announced this Sunday. “I think Illy is the best defender in the nation,” coach Cathy Reese said Tuesday. “She has tremendous field vision, and that’s hard to come by. She has the ability to anticipate plays, and she’s really the backbone of this defense.” That’s high praise for a player whose first love wasn’t even lacrosse. Growing up, Sanza had high hopes of donning a different Terps’ uniform: the women’s basketball team’s. A 5-foot-5 guard, she earned All-Conference honors her senior year at St. Paul’s School for Girls in Baltimore. Despite her accolades, however, Sanza realized as an underclassman that basketball likely wouldn’t be her ticket to a Division I scholarship. She strengthened her commitment to lacrosse and emerged as one of the sport’s most highly touted recruits her senior season. She was named a First Team All-American, and was No. 12 on Inside Lacrosse’s 2009 Top Rising Freshman Poll. With all of those honors in tow, Sanza’s dream became a reality. The Terps offered her a spot, and she quickly accepted. “She doesn’t realize how good she is, which is kind of her best attribute as a player,” said Lidia Sanza, Iliana’s older sister and an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Franklin & Marshall College. The younger Sanza got the opportunity to show her potential almost immediately after arriving in College Park. She worked her way into the rotation of the nation’s top team as a freshman, playing in 17 games off the bench. Even though a knee injury in early May threatened to put an end to her first season as a Terp, she still
The lone returning defensive starter from last season, Sanza anchors the Terps’ young backline
“I think Illy is the best defender in the nation.” Terrapins women’s lacrosse coach Cathy Reese on Iliana Sanza
managed to make it back on the field and make an impact. And what an impact it was. After Northwestern took an early 6-0 lead in the 2010 National Championship, the Terps went on a 10-2 run that extended into the second half. With the Terps nursing a two-goal lead in the match’s waning moments, Sanza stole the ball to help secure the team’s first national title in nine years. “It was the end of the game and we were all freaking tired,” said midfielder Katie Schwarzmann, who roomed with Sanza their first two years of college. “It’s kind of a joke in practice that everyone knows she has those monkey arms, and she’s going to come out of anywhere and take an interception. That’s kind of what we needed right
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Team totals just three hits as Patriots sweep season series with 5-3 win BY DANIEL GALLEN Staff writer
In Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Norfolk State, the Terrapins baseball team could muster only a lone run and six hits against a sub-.500 team from a non-power conference. Citing a lack of energy and effort from the Terps, coach Erik Bakich expected a bounceback performance on the road against George Mason, a team that stole a game in College Park earlier this year. In their game yesterday, Bakich said the energy and effort were there. The hits, though, still weren’t. The Terps’ offensive woes continued in Fairfax, Va. The team notched just three hits against four Patriots pitchers in a 5-3 loss. “Today was kind of one of those days in baseball where you don’t really do anything great, you don’t really do anything bad,” Bakich said. “It’s just kind of some misfortunes throughout the game and some bad luck causes a loss.” One week after throwing his first career complete game in a 2-1 win over Towson, Terps starter Sander Beck was chased off the mound after allowing five runs (two
earned) on seven hits in 4.1 innings. His three unearned runs came in the first inning, aided by two wild pitches and an error by third baseman K.J. Hockaday. Those three runs proved to be a deficit the Terps could not overcome. “The effort was better,” Bakich said. “We’re at a point right now where there’s urgency in every single pitch in every single inning in every single game. When you don’t get the results that you’re looking for … that can lead to guys overtrying and pressing.” The offense did its best to keep the Terps (29-20) in the game, though. After George Mason (32-17) added another run in the second, the Terps came back in the fourth with three of their own. After first baseman Tomo Delp singled up the middle to score Hockaday, shortstop Ryan Holland singled to rightcenter to bring home the team’s second run. Delp scored on an error later in the frame, cutting the Terps’ deficit to 4-3. For a moment, it appeared the Terps had life. But they would get only one more hit the rest of the way. George Mason relievers held
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then, and it ended the game for us.” Sanza built off that defining play in her sophomore campaign. As a fullfledged starter, she notched 31 groundballs, 12 draw controls and 23 caused turnovers. But no repeat was in store for Sanza and the country’s No. 1 defense. Northwestern used stalling tactics to pressure the Terps’ defense throughout the second half of an 8-7 Wildcats win in the national championship game. “You don’t really appreciate how much the win is until you’ve lost,” Sanza said. “Winning my freshman year was awesome, and coming into last year, we were so successful again
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