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Police hope fed. law will limit student drug use Law banning synthetic substances comes shortly after College Park man allegedly high on PCP engaged in gun fight with police; officers say usage on campus generally uncommon BY FOLA AKINNIBI Staff writer
After struggling to contain a College Park man who was allegedly high on PCP and fired at officers before crashing a stolen police cruiser on Route 1 last week, Prince George’s County and University Police are hoping a federal ban on the use of soughtafter synthetic hallucinogens will prevent a similar incident in the future. After several bizarre and violent incidents around the country resulting from synthetic drug users, President Obama signed a measure into law Monday that bans 31 substances commonly used for synthetic drugs. The law attempts to stay ahead of manufacturers by also banning analogs of the substances, meaning substances that are used to produce a similar effect are also illegal. Police
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College Park resident Andre McKoy was allegedly high on PCP Thursday and got in a gunfight with police before crashing a stolen cruiser. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK
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The days of students taking smoke breaks on the steps of McKeldin Library will soon be over after the Board of Regents approved a policy last month banning smoking on the campus. The policy, which will take effect June 30, 2013, prohibits smoking on the campus’ grounds, outdoor structures and school vehicles of all University System of Maryland institutions. USM spokesman Mike Lurie said the measure allows for “narrow exceptions to the smoking ban with the presidents’ approval” and that each university president will be able to designate a “very limited area” where smoking could occur without interfering with the health of others. “There was a consensus among the presidents that it was beneficial to the health of all the campus communities for the system to adopt a policy that would ban smoking on university property and otherwise promote smoke-free campus environments
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It takes a seasoned inventor to craft a dessert inspired by a war fought on the open sea with muskets and cannons. A recent request that the Dairy create a flavor to celebrate the War of 1812 bicentennial was no small task, but it was a welcome challenge to the staff members who churn out more than 10,000 gallons of homemade ice cream each year from tried and true recipes. Creating the Star Spangled Explosion, a strawberry ice cream spiked with sherry, red, white and blue sprinkles and malted milk ball “cannonballs,” was yet another opportunity to feed school pride, staff members said. Since 1924, the university creamery has brought joy to customers who are looking for a sweet treat. The Dairy, located in Turner Hall, sells ice cream cones, sundaes, sodas and milkshakes, as well as half-gallons to go. “It’s tradition. It keeps things more homestyle and intimate,” said Jeffrey Russo, the university’s administrative chef. Russo has been handling the university’s bakery needs for
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Athletics dept. touts slew of appointments Anderson named president of AD assoc.; former Redskins and Wizards spokesman Zack Bolno new media director BY REBECCA LURYE
First arguments heard over development Plan — which prohibits the development of a high-rise building in the downtown area — and the project has taken “a controversial path from the start.” “The city council hardly ever rejects plans for student housing development. In fact, I’d say we’ve been a rather assertive advocate for student housing,” Stullich said. “We wouldn’t object if it was in another location.” Old Town Civic Association President Kathy Bryant, who has long opposed the project, said
After a week marked by upheaval in the university’s athletics department, officials found reason to turn their attention to a new year — Athletic Director Kevin Anderson received national recognition Tuesday when he was elected president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Officials said the honor reaffirms Anderson’s dedication to college athletics and student-athletes’ success following the adoption of a streamlined 20program roster July 1. The athletic director said he was “honored and humbled” to preside over the organization for the 2012-13 year, including next year’s NACDA convention of more than 2,200 college athletic administrators, and pleased to deliver another major hire — the appointment of a senior associate media relations director, Zack Bolno. University President Wallace Loh, who, with
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City, county officials spar over transforming property into apartment complex BY BRIAN COMPERE For The Diamondback
Despite several residents and city council members’ protests against a proposed development that would turn the Maryland Book Exchange into a four-story apartment complex, the Prince George’s County Planning Board heard its first arguments Monday. Several opponents, such as District 3 College Park City Councilwoman Stephanie Stullich, said the building wouldn’t fit with the surrounding area — an argument that has been
carried for months. Supporters, however, said the surrounding area isn’t residential and the complex would provide much-needed housing for students. Although the county planning board approved the development in January, the city council appealed the decision and requested an oral argument. Developers have since revised their plans by lowering the proposed building to four stories. Stullich said while the city council supports increasing student housing options, the plans for the Book Exchange are not in accordance with the Route 1 Sector
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DAIRY from page 1 15 years and has kept the traditional ice cream manufacturing method, even using the Dairy’s original ice cream machine. The recipe still contains the well-established allocation of 14 percent fat, which gives the ice cream its rich, creamy consistency. To enjoy the homemade desserts, students don’t have to trek from their dorms and apartments to the Dairy’s location near Route 1. They can purchase the snack at campus shops and in the dining halls, and the Honors College hosts ice cream socials in Anne Arundel Hall. “There are so many flavors to choose from, and it’s cool that they’re always coming out with new types,” said junior chemical engineering major Rosemary Garcia. But with this month’s rash of record-breaking temperatures, some students said they
SMOKING from page 1 across the system,” Lurie said. University President Wallace Loh said he supported the measure and plans to keep the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff a top priority. Administrative Affairs staff will work over the next year to determine penalties for violations and any designated smoking areas, he said. “The health risks of smoking are well-documented, and so I fully support the policy developed by the Board of Regents to provide a smoke-free environment on our campus,” he said in a statement. College Park resident Tyler Smith, sitting near the Testudo statue with a cigarette in hand, said the ban should have been in place for years. Although he has smoked on and off since he was about 14 years old, Smith said he was glad the new policy would prevent some students from picking up the habit and encourage others to kick it. “No doubt it will help people stop smoking,” he said. “What is perceived as a stubborn rule changes peoples’ psyche … and they find rigid ways to quit.” Three USM institutions are already designated as smokefree campuses — Frostburg State University since last summer and Salisbury University and Towson University since August 2010. Lurie said their policies “really have been a nonissue” since their implementation. Jerry Dieringer, an assistant vice president for student affairs at Towson, said officials saw many complaints under the college’s old policy — similar to
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have been drawn to Turner Hall, where the Dairy serves all 28 varieties. “It’s a really interesting place for Terp pride — our ice cream tastes better because it’s ours,” said sophomore psychology major Lili Notovitz. To inspire new combinations, Russo will often host student contests. Students come up with a name and the format of the flavor and the winner receives a three-gallon jug of the creation they helped create. Ice cream making has been a tradition for universities across the country for decades. Penn State University has produced homemade ice cream since the 1960s and opened a new creamery in 2006. Alumni of Clemson University opened a creamery in 2006 and the University of Wisconsin began selling its famous Babcock Dairy Plant ice cream in mass quantities and online. This university’s operation relies on traditional methods,
this university’s policy prohibiting smoking within 25 feet of any building entrance, air intake duct or window — and it was difficult to enforce. Dieringer said Towson’s smoke-free policy has “gone very well,” adding the school saw about 100 violations in the first year and about half as many this past year. In addition to banning smoking on institution campuses, the new policy will also ban the on-campus sale of tobacco and smoking-related products and encourage smoking cessation assistance for students and university employees. “As an asthmatic, smoke is a trigger,” sophomore computer engineering major Triana Akila said. “So not only is it annoying, but it is also hazardous to my health.” Edie Anderson, a smoking cessation counselor at the University Health Center, said the university offers a “very personalized program” for clients who seek to quit smoking by surveying and evaluating clients’ needs and discussing their habit. Junior computer science major Dylan Veraart said he recognizes the harm of secondhand smoke but said the ban seemed too restrictive. “People — with very few exceptions — are capable of walking away or asking the smoker to move if they don’t want to be exposed to secondhand smoke,” he said. Anderson said while the policy seeks to lower the number of smokers on the campus and will prevent secondhand smoke issues, it will not necessarily prompt smokers to quit. email@example.com
with which Russo said very few schools have kept up. The Dairy’s original ice cream machine allows workers to fold in extra brownies, cookie dough and cake batter. “The old machine can do things automated plants cannot do,” he said. “Most universities have their own creameries and some actually have bigger productions, but there are limits to that kind of technology.” While the creamery retires flavors periodically — Star Spangled Explosion will be available for just two years — some combinations leave years-long impressions on the Dairy’s customers. Alumni often call asking for flavors sold during their time at this university, staff members said. “The customer loyalty is exceptional — people remember this stuff,” said Russo. “The ice cream really is a part of campus life, and it has been for 88 years.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Postponing education to craft lessons for others Incoming university freshman spent two years volunteering in Nepal, developing an English language curriculum BY JEREMY BARR For The Diamondback
After a powerful storm left thousands of area residents without power two weeks ago, many wondered how much of the world copes with sweltering heat and no air conditioning — but Lexi Suberi felt right at home. Originally a native of Edgewater, Suberi returned to the country last Tuesday after spending the last two years volunteering in Nepal. Although she’s looking forward to setting foot on the campus as an incoming freshman this fall, Suberi said she was prepared for a rocky transition. “The universe is trying to ease me slowly into the developed world,” she said. Suberi first taught English for six months in a town that’s “off the map” before moving to Surkhet in midwest Nepal to work for the Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School. The organization and its 24year-old founder, Maggie Doyne, have received national attention for their entrepreneurial accomplishments. As a volunteer for the school, Suberi wrote textbooks, developed an English-language cur-
ATHLETICS from page 1 Anderson accepted a working group’s recommendation that eight teams be eliminated from the university’s 27-sport program — seven of which were cut this month — said he was proud of Anderson’s appointment as NACDA president, but not surprised. “It shows the enormous respect that people in this profession have for Kevin Ander-
INCIDENT from page 1 are optimistic the measure will further prevent rare incidents such as last week’s officerinvolved shooting. “Anything government can do to keep them out of reach of young people is important,” said University Police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky. Police, however, said they rarely find students using synthetic drugs. “Luckily, it isn’t the drug of choice for college students,” he said. “We really don’t see it in any regularity around here.” “It’s something we’ve seen before, but not on a daily basis,” said Prince George’s
riculum and helped teach locals to be educators themselves. In a blog post titled “Goodbye to Lexi,” Doyne wrote, “She was a vital part of the team that’s really helped with our growth this year.” Her responsibilities also came home with her — every day, Suberi said she helped many of the 40 children in her building get dressed and ready for school. “They just light up your world,” Suberi said of her students, many of whom were in poor health and had lost a parent. “I wished that I could shelter them.” Originally admitted for the fall semester of 2010, Suberi was only able to defer admission to the university for one year and had to reapply for admission this fall. It is uncommon for incoming freshman to receive deferrals, Undergraduate Admissions Director Shannon Gundy said last year in an Associated Press story about Suberi. Like many students who seek out alternatives before entering higher education, Suberi said she had no idea what she wanted to do at the end of high school. “At least now I’m going to
college with a little more focus and a plan,” she said. In Nepal, Suberi found academic and professional direction and now plans to study to become a doctor. The experience also opened her eyes to a world of sensitive cultural values and traditions. On one occasion, Suberi gave a plate of food she couldn’t finish to one of her students, not knowing that doing so violated Nepalese customs about food impurity. “Even if you haven’t touched the food, you’ve eaten off a plate, that plate is now impure to anyone but your own child,” she said. Lexi’s father, Max Suberi, said he was extremely proud of his daughter’s work over the past two years. He knew she would face challenges, but said Lexi was prepared. The two backpacked through India for five weeks as a sort of test run. “It was like boot camp,” Max Suberi said, adding, “When she was 17, she was 17 going on 20. In an environment like that, you need people that just get on with the task at hand and are willing to do whatever needs to be done.” Lexi Suberi said she looks forward to having more freedom and independence and not hav-
son,” Loh said. “When you see someone who cares about the academic success of studentathletes in addition to their competitive success on the field and plays by the rules, and a person who exudes integrity and values, I can see why they would want him to be their leader.” “I think it’s a wonderful honor for Kevin to be recognized for that prestigious position,” said Bolno, who will take over for former spokesman Doug Dull on July
Police spokesman Cpl. Clinton Copeland. Last Thursday at 10:21 p.m., county police received a 911 call from Andre McKoy’s mother, who said her son was on PCP and had a gun; there were two children in the Lakeland Road home. When officers arrived, McKoy allegedly walked his mother outside at gunpoint and shot at officers. He was unaffected by a tasing and multiple gunshots and managed to steal a police car before crashing yards away into the 3-foot high brick wall in front of McDonald’s. Students said they were worried not only because of McKoy’s behavior, but also because the university sent its first alert at 11:24 p.m., nearly
Freshman Lexi Suberi deferred from this university in 2010 to spend two years volunteering in Nepal with the Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School. PHOTO COURTESY OF LEXI SUBERI
ing to worry about how her actions are seen by her village — though she will miss the temporary home.
“It was beautiful. It was shocking. It was overwhelming and exciting,” she said. “It was exactly what I wanted in that it
was nothing that I’ve ever experienced before.”
16. “I think this says a lot about the role Kevin has played in college athletics, how he values education, how he values the role of the student-athlete to the university.” Bolno, former spokesman for the Washington Redskins and Wizards, was one of the university’s two major communications hires this week. Crystal Brown began work as the university spokeswoman, filling the position left vacant by Millree Williams in February.
Bolno will bring in a fresh set of eyes outside the university, Dull, who left to start his own sports communications firm, wrote in an email. “Maryland will be the flagship client of my new sports communications and PR business in Rockville, so I’m excited about still being a part of the success of Maryland Athletics,” Dull wrote. Prior to working with the Wizards, Bolno served with the Redskins for two seasons and was fired in August 2010,
though his dismissal was met with disappointment by dozens of media contacts, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN and the Washington Post. “I’m excited to be back in a college sports environment,” Bolno said. “When you have an opportunity to share stories about 500 athletes who are part of a university, that’s something I really, really look forward to.” In addition, Bolno founded the consulting group the Trifecta Team, where he conducted market research on college ath-
letics and launched a publicity campaign with former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann. Nathan Pine, deputy athletic director, said he was excited for the university to gain Bolno’s experience and close ties to local media outlets. “He’s got working relationships with all the folks we work with on a daily basis,” he said. “And hopefully we can continue to extend our brand through his national contacts.”
an hour after McKoy allegedly shot at a police officer. Mechanical engineering graduate student Graeme Fukuda said he watched from his apartment in The Varsity but thought the information police provided was too vague given the event’s proximity to the campus. “[The alert] didn’t really say anything — it was after things had settled down,” he said. “It happened right in front of campus, and it was so close to the main drag of things.” The situation lasted just five minutes and Limansky said police do not generally send students alerts in situations where they feel there is no imminent danger to the university community. Limansky said he also accidentally
sent emergency crime alerts, usually reser ved for situations where there is a risk for the loss of life or serious bodily injur y and where a suspect is at large in the community. McKoy was in custody within a few minutes, Limansky said. “The difference would be if he got away,” he added. Calls for comment to McKoy’s home were not returned. The 21-year-old has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 3 in Upper Marlboro on charges of attempted second-degree murder, firstdegree assault and use of a firearm in a violent crime, among other charges, according to court records. email@example.com
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ore than a year has passed since stories of alleged workplace worker being wronged should spark interest. These people need your help. Members of this editorial board have heard anecdotes firsthand, and abuse began surfacing, and it appears little progress has been made. At a forum last month, workers continued to come forward we’re angry. We have said it before, and we will say it again and again until with their own personal experiences of reported physical, sexual the issue is resolved. It’s obvious at this point — more than a year after the and emotional abuse. It’s time to stop lollygagging; it’s been far too long since allegations began to come out — the administration doesn’t fully understand how important it is to facilitate a safe and welcoming workplace. workers have seen effective, tangible steps taken to resolve the issue. University President Wallace Loh said in October Since The Diamondback received a copy of an the issue isn’t “gathering dust” and that it’s being anonymous letter, which recounted alleged worktaken seriously. But we haven’t seen any serious eviplace abuse and likened the department to a “Nazi camp,” originally addressed to Provost Ann Wylie, It’s time for students to make dence to back that up. And although Vice President for Administrative Affairs Rob Specter, who has been dozens of employees have come forward and shared administrators realize the Loh’s point man on handling the allegations, said his their stories. The university then launched an investigation and came out with a report in September out- importance of resolving issues department has prioritized the issue and instituted several changes, workers still seem to feel unsafe. It lining nine steps to better the workplace environwith workers’ rights; the doesn’t appear the abuse has been addressed with the ment. But it appears little has been done, as workers sense of urgency it deser ves. are continuing to report workplace horror stories. allegedly abused employees and According to the workers, activists and forums, Fortunately, the students, faculty, staff and comfar-too-small number of nothing has changed. Our voices are not enough; the munity members constituting the group Justice at of Justice at Maryland need more help. The Maryland have unwaveringly championed workers’ devoted activists need help. members workers deserve more help. rights. They have held a number of rallies and In November 2009, more than 600 students marched forums, consistently beseeching administrators to take the matter more seriously and make sure these workers’ jobs aren’t a from the Nyumburu Cultural Center to the steps of the Main Administramain source of antipathy in their lives. The group managed to gather 50 tion Building after discovering then-Associate Provost for Equity and Diverpeople for yet another forum two weeks ago — an impressive crowd, con- sity Cordell Black was removed from his administrative position. Those students made sure administrators knew they didn’t approve of something, sidering it’s summer. Yet 50 people shouldn’t be impressive. There are nearly 40,000 students and officials responded. Those students were upset about an unjust who attend this university. We get nice housing, clean classrooms and sev- removal of a man employed by this university; shouldn’t we be just as eral state-of-the-art buildings that are usually well-kept. So how are more angry, if not more, about university employees allegedly being abused? Make administrators listen. There should be more than 50 people taking students not disgruntled and angered by alleged mistreatment and abuse interest in this issue and trying to ignite real change. Make them underof the people who maintain our living and learning spaces? There are plenty of indicators that a problem exists; even if it’s not up to stand this issue can’t just be swept under the rug. Make sure these workthe university’s standards of “widespread,” it’s relevant and far-reaching ers aren’t ignored, simply because they weren’t loud enough or strong enough that students should be worried about it. Frankly, one university enough to bring about the change on their own.
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n Zach Cohen’s June 21 guest column “Know your fees,” he questioned the merit of the Library Technology Fee. The fee has been transformational for the University Libraries and provides meaningful benefits to students, including software for computers in all campus libraries, a popular equipment loan program, work stations (including Macs in the Terrapin Learning Commons and other libraries), staffing to support new initiatives and scores of student jobs. About 55 percent of the fee supports collections and databases, which underpin the research and learning goals of the university. Databases are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week — whether a student is in a library, at home, on a shuttle bus or studying abroad. The Library of Congress doesn’t offer that kind of access to our academic community, and it shouldn’t. Our databases and e-journals are supported heavily by the university and partially by the student fee. A number of factors influence their use. Academic Search Premier, especially popular with students, logged nearly a million searches in the past calendar year; Business Source Complete had about 200,000. Other databases naturally have more limited appeal, but to our research community of students and faculty, they are nonetheless essential. PATRICIA STEELE DEAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Is NITE Ride making anyone safer?
s an orientation adviser, I have the honor of laying out life as a Terp to hordes of incoming freshmen, transfer students and their family members. The same questions always come up, and the routine answers would feel worn down from overuse if I weren’t so certain my reassurances, cautionary tales and words of encouragement are still making a difference. Lately, safety is a main concern. A freak occurrence and weird weather have given the sometimes-erratic university alert system quite a bit of mileage recently, but I truly believe this university keeps students safe in an otherwise questionable region. One of my jobs is to make sure the newest Terps know what’s what: how to stay safe, where not to be and how to get help. Most resources we have are solid — that much I believe — but personal experience is telling me the NITE Ride service is not the safety resource it’s sometimes billed as. I always tell new students about
JAKE DEVIRGILIIS NITE Ride and, in principle, it sounds great. If you feel unsafe, call. If you’re by yourself, call. If you can’t make it home, call. If the bus is taking forever, call. But it’s not so simple; what is theoretically a great idea has proven inconsistent. I live about one mile off the campus; it’s not particularly far, but farther than I’d like to walk during the ever-ominous “Crime Time.” Granted, I knowingly rented a home with friends away from the general campus community and outside of the reliable shuttle system, so in some ways, I knowingly passed up a safer location. Yet my neighborhood is full of students who can’t get a ride. Last year, NITE Ride would drive up
to Plato’s Diner to pick up students, though recently I’ve been told I would need to walk to CVS to get a ride. At that point, I’ve made most of the 20minute walk to the campus, by myself, through the dangerous and poorly lit areas. So if I were feeling unsafe to start, I’m probably not much better off. I understand NITE Ride travels within the jurisdiction of the Shuttle-UM system only, though after contradictory messages, I’m unsure where that is and question where it should be. In addition to the inconsistencies in pickup location, I find that different drivers have wildly different theories about who gets picked up. I’ve seen some drivers turn down one weary traveler whereas other drivers allow big groups to stretch their numbers, turning a safety function into a glorified drunk bus. Undoubtedly, great consideration must be given to who is riding the shuttles, but the number of rides I’ve seen denied does tug on my humanitarian impulse. There must be a better way.
Sometimes, pick-ups are refused over the phone because another shuttle bus is coming “soon.” Most times, “soon” means 45 minutes, barring the few times it magically appears in fewer than 30 seconds. This leaves students who may be in unsafe scenarios waiting around — in unsafe scenarios. NITE Ride hasn’t proven to be the swiftest hare among terrapins either, often asking students to wait around for long periods of time before it can show up. Obviously, NITE Ride can’t be perfect. But it’s a great idea that, if its potential were maximized, could actually help students. With a small, nebulous jurisdiction, sometimes-slow service and a weird tendency to pick up an extra drunkie but leave a lonely student alone, there are plenty of areas in which this important service should start picking up the slack. Jake DeVirgiliis is a senior government and politics major. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The age of diversity: The big picture
’m sure you’ve all heard them: “This university is so diverse,” “College gives you the chance to expand your worldview” and similar phrases. When I returned home for summer after my first year of college, I realized these are all lies. College campuses are the least diverse places imaginable. Yeah, there are people with various skin colors, with somewhat different backgrounds, from different places (both Maryland and New Jersey!) — but in terms of age, pretty much everyone here is in their late teens and 20s. The vast majority of people you will encounter on the campus are healthy, educated young adults. Where is the diversity? Unless we actively seek out people of other ages, we will interact only with our peers. Amidst this isolation we risk becoming close-minded. Now, it is one thing to live in the present, but it is quite different to live without regard for the past or
the future. When we college students, all about 20 years old, only interact with people who are about 20 years old, we can begin to live as if we will always be 20 years old. I agree it is unproductive to live in the past or the future, and our focus must always be on the present. However, making decisions in the present without regard to the past or the future is unwise. When you watch a movie, you probably don’t dwell on your favorite scene as the movie progresses or ignore the current scene to predict the next. Rather, you keep the whole movie in mind, simultaneously thinking of the past scenes as they relate to the present and how the present relates to possible futures. Shouldn’t we give at least as much thought to our lives? When I returned to the real world, with my amazing little sister overachieving on ever y school assignment and my grandma gently giving
MATT RICE wisdom much better than anything you’ll find in one of my columns, I realized I had forgotten to live life as a whole during my time in college. When I dozed off during class or failed to study sufficiently, was I really making the decision that respected my parents’ sacrifices that got me here and would be most beneficial to my future? Obviously not. I was just doing what was easiest in the moment. We tend to forget we all began as a single cell, grew inside our mothers, came into the world, had our diapers changed, learned how to walk and talk, were excited to go to our first day of school, learned to
read and through this all grew into the people we are today. We forget we will one day have a job. We may get married and have children or find a different goal in our life; we will eventually grow old. Through this all, we will have to live with the decisions we make today. Eventually, we will all die. Then we will be remembered on Earth only for the things we did for others. Do not lose sight of life in its entirety. Seek out diversity. Help elementar y school students with their homework. Visit elderly people. Pay attention to the dining staff. Go to office hours. You won’t get new perspectives just by passing through college. You have to open your mind with a crowbar by interacting with all people, not just your peers. Matt Rice is a sophomore materials science major. He can be reached at email@example.com.
haven’t seen The Avengers yet, but here’s what I do know: In Iron Man 2, Black Widow was a generic hot action chick. One role in a huge ensemble piece surrounded by charismatic big-name stars later, she suddenly is a strong enough, interesting enough character to carry her own movie. It’s impossible to tell why this happened exactly, but it certainly had nothing to do with writer-director Joss Whedon because — as we all know — he has a terrible track record with female characters. Take, for example, Buffy Summers, title character of the seven-season phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Clearly, she’s nothing more than a male hero shoved into an ill-fitting woman’s body. This explains why the very first episode of the show includes a gag in which she identifies a vampire because his clothes are several decades out of fashion, or why the show includes several storylines that simply wouldn’t make sense if Buffy were a guy. It also explains why she is raised by a single mother who struggles to deal with her difficult daughter but is never portrayed as anything but a good parent. Buffy is highly reliant on the men in her life for emotional support. Of course, she’s not any more so than she is on the women in her life, and one of the major themes of the show is that having friends to support her makes Buffy stronger, but … sorry, what was I trying to argue? (It should be noted that the spin-off Angel has just as much of a focus on the male protagonist’s need for friends and support.) Well, what about Buffy’s closest female friend, Willow? Initially, she is very intelligent and kind, if socially awkward. Yet through time and character development, she becomes a powerful witch and one of Buffy’s most valuable allies. So … I got nothing. Whedon’s female characters are strong, witty, complex … and sexy. Perhaps that’s the problem. Whedon’s characters are sexy and, as we all know, any sexy woman must be some sexist pig’s wet dream. Presumably this only holds true if the creator is male, but then, we don’t tend to automatically assume women writing sexy male characters are sexist. So is that it? Female characters can’t be sexy without their creator being sexist? We can’t do anything men have already done without being the female version of a male character? We can’t do anything that turns anyone on, or we’re only doing it to turn them on? How is that fair? SARAH EISENSTEIN FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
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INTERVIEW | BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
When the levee breaks BY ROBERT GIFFORD Senior staff writer
There’s never been a movie quite like Beasts of the Southern Wild. You can easily identify the component parts — it’s a mix of fable, apocalypse drama and coming-of-age story — but they’ve never been combined just like this before. The ingredients are familiar, but the meal isn’t. Throw in an unconventional south Louisiana setting and a Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) aesthetic, and you’ve got the makings of something new and special. The film takes place in the Bathtub, an island off the coast of Louisiana that’s not quite real but not quite unreal, either. Trapped on the wrong side of a floodwall, the region is disappearing under rising waters, but a vibrant community persists there, refusing to abandon their homes in the face of looming disaster. There are obvious realworld inspirations for the Bathtub, but it straddles the line between the realistic and the fantastical. It’s grounded in the vivacious culture of Louisiana but throws into the mix half-mythical creatures
and the texture of a folktale. “It’s a heightened reality,” writer-director Benh Zeitlin (of the short Glory at Sea) said of the film’s world. “There’s no place in the world that exists that is the Bathtub, but it’s built on a real thing. Every part of the culture exists somewhere in south Louisiana, every piece of every house is something we found somewhere in south Louisiana.” He’s not kidding. The sets and props are built largely out of what the crew could scavenge in the area, jury-rigging whatever was needed out of junk. The resulting constructions give the film a look that’s all its own, yet strangely plausible. One of the characters uses a boat fashioned out of the bed of a pickup truck. “The idea was to get out there and build things the way the characters would, and they don’t have any money,” said Zeitlin. “We had sets that were constructed entirely out of garbage we found in the woods around where we were shooting.” Central to the film is the father-daughter pair of Wink and Hushpuppy, respectively played by Dwight Henry and
Quvenzhané Wallis, both newcomers. The setup of a father and child facing down the end of their world recalls The Road but the tone of the film couldn’t be farther from Cormac McCarthy’s unrelenting bleakness. It is perhaps the most joyous disaster movie ever made. The fierce bond between dad and daughter is the emotional center of the film, as father Wink — whose health is deteriorating with the land around him — tries to prepare 6-year-old Hushpuppy to survive on her own. What’s amazing is that both Henry and Wallis are nonprofessional actors in their first roles; Henry was cast because he owns a New Orleans bakery where Zeitlin would hang out during pre-production. But they make up for training in life experience, having themselves lived through much of what their characters do. “I was 2 years old when my mom and dad had to put me on the roof of the house in the Lower Ninth Ward when Hurricane Betsy came and flooded the whole ward,” Henry said. “Everything that I do in real life, the businesses that I’m building, is some-
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REVIEW | TAKE THIS WALTZ
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Sarah Polley’s latest, Take This Waltz, portrays heartbreak without falling into melodrama BY KENNY NEWBERRY For The Diamondback
Actor-director Sarah Polley (Trigger) has come a long way since her days as a glorified scream queen in horror movies such as the Dawn of the Dead remake and Splice. Now working behind the camera, Take This Waltz is Polley’s long-awaited follow-up to her widely acclaimed indie debut Away From Her. The film follows Margot (Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn) a woman whose fiveyear marriage to husband Lou (Seth Rogen, 50/50) leaves her wanting more from her love life. These desires materialize in a chance meeting with a man who turns out to be her next door neighbor (Luke Kirby, The Samaritan). While this may sound like a typical romantic drama, Polley
avoids the cliches of the genre by creating a movie that feels wholly original. Ever ything from the thoughtful script to the complex characters breathes life into the film, sending it far above most modern fare. Perhaps the most compelling facet of Take This Waltz is the per formance delivered by Williams. Her take on the conflicted Margot leaves the viewer captivated and hear tbroken. The per formance completely consumes the screen and yet another Oscar nomination for her wouldn’t be a complete surprise. Unfortunately, the rest of the cast doesn’t quite reach the same level of achievement. Rogen seems to be playing yet another version of himself in this film, which is tragic because a stronger actor could have really soared in the role of the wronged husband. Sarah Silverman (Bob’s Burgers)
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turns in a solid dramatic performance, but yet again a more capable actor would have been better suited for the role. In addition to Williams’ memorable performance, Polley’s direction is the other real star of this movie. From the gorgeous use of cinematography to the impeccable use of natural lighting, Polley is
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REVIEW | SWING LO MAGELLAN
Cleaner Projectors BY DEAN ESSNER Staff writer
Against the popular view that good, fruitful art takes time to understand and appreciate, Brooklynnative Dirty Projectors has always been a polarizing band, even though its made small strides toward simplifying its sound. Just see 2007’s Rise Above, which reimagines Black Flag’s Damaged as cerebral art-rock, and 2009’s critically lauded Bitte Orca, a compelling amalgam of David Byrne, Beyoncé and Frank Zappa
over one, bold pop record. For their sixth record, Swing Lo Magellan, the band does not break any more sonic ground. Instead, the end result is a new kind of Dirty Projectors album, one with 12 individually strong, standalone tracks. For perhaps the first time in a career of budding brilliance, Dirty Projectors mastermind Dave Longstreth has successfully crafted songs, not concepts. On initial listen though, opening track “Offspring Are Blank” is rather misleading, as it runs the gamut of
Longstreth idiosyncrasies: knotty vocal harmonies, explosive guitar blasts that radiate like jagged calluses on a painter’s hand, stories of paranoia and turmoil rooted in ancient diction. It’s all there. But the rest of Swing Lo Magellan is different. While Bitte Orca was controlled chaos, weird and abstruse but undeniably bracing, Swing Lo Magellan keeps its chaos controlled and in check. On the standout title track, Longstreth embraces noodly folk-rock, while the hand claps on “Dance For You” sound wonderfully juvenile, phoned in from childhood games of playground pat-acake. And while the climax of first single “Gun Has No Trigger” feels both cathartic and
haunting, the comedown on “Maybe That Was It” chugs with lethargic grogginess. Every song has own identity. Occasionally you get definitive wisps of prior Dirty Projectors releases. “Offspring Are Blank” would be right at home on Bitte Orca and “About To Die” invokes the slinky noir of 2005’s The Getty Address. However, most tracks on Swing Lo Magellan feel like fine, concise blends of previously scattershot ideas. Take “Impregnable Question” for example. “Though we don’t see eye to eye, I need you. And you’re always on my mind,” Longstreth coos. Such a simple lyric loses its unabashed beauty when accompanied by a complicated musi-
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Univ. Police hope to develop canine unit Officers training four black Labradors to adjust to campus environment BY JEREMY BARR For The Diamondback
University Police are awaiting news on whether four potential members will join the department, but first the recruits need to prove they can sit, stay and heel. For the last several weeks, officers and police dog trainers have been coaching four black Labrador Retrievers to follow commands and adjust to the campus environment in the hopes of developing a canine unit. University Police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky said police are planning to integrate the dogs into the force but declined to give more information. Additional details will be released in August, if any dogs graduate from the program.
On a Friday afternoon late last month, a few of the dogs were led through Stamp Student Union, sporting bright orange vests stamped with the message “Don’t Pet,” to ward off unwanted attention. Representatives from the North Carolina-based K2 Solutions, Inc., and police officers accompanied the canines and occasionally threw a toy their way. Labradors can smell 17 odors used in homemade explosives, according to the U.S. Central Command. In addition to preparing dogs for law enforcement roles, K2 offers training in land mine and IED detection. Limansky declined to confirm whether the university hired the company. A 2003 University of Cen-
tral Florida study showed college students see value in canine units to deter crime and curb illicit drug use. However, several students at this university said they have concerns about the increased police presence. Junior Melissa Pevey said she was alarmed when she walked by the Stamp food court and saw a training session. “It just looked angr y,” she said. “I feel safe on campus as it is.” However, Stamp Associate Director Steve Gnadt said police dogs periodically train in the location. Through those collaborations, the university can call on local law enforcement when a canine presence is needed on the campus and those departments benefit
from exposing dogs to a hightraffic environment. “We host enough high-visibility events that it’s a good building to do some training in,” Gnadt said. Kara Robinson, a senior psychology major, said she thought the dogs weren’t intimidating but would have to see if they turned out to be an impor tant asset to the university. “I think they have the potential to be useful,” she said. “They also have some other potentials too — to be a problem.” “I’m just going to feel like I’m always being watched,” Pevey added. “Bringing dogs on campus kind of makes me feel like it’s not a safe campus.” firstname.lastname@example.org
More DUIs occur in June, police say Increase common for summer months, but more than last year’s number BY SARAH TINCHER For The Diamondback
As students relax and take advantage of ever y minute not spent in class, University Police officers have cited more people driving under the influence of alcohol — a trend they said isn’t unusual for the summer months. Police responded to 31 DUIs last month, compared to 22 in June 2011. This June’s number was more than double May’s 12 incidents and a spike from the average of 20 each month for the last year, according to the University Police website. Although most of last month’s incidents only arose out of minor traffic violations and didn’t cause any damage, spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky said, some officials said the increase is a result of
increased drinking habits among students. To combat the problem, officers have taken precautions to identify impaired drivers when monitoring roads at night, Capt. Robert Mueck said. They look for unsafe practices such as weaving in and out of lanes, running red lights or sitting at green lights and pull those drivers over. It’s been how they’ve made most of their citations. “We’ve suffered real losses,” Mueck said of students drinking and driving. Students drink more heavily and frequently than in years past, said College Park defense attorney Steve Jacoby. He also noted students seem to start drinking at a younger age. “[Students] don’t see the bills for the alcohol,” Jacoby said. “Most students now
have their parents’ credit cards.” In one incident, an officer saw a car make an illegal turn at a red light on June 2. An officer pulled over the driver, who was unable to pass the field sobriety tests and, after being arrested, was found to have a blood alcohol level of .16, according to police records. Some students, however, said their experiences drinking and driving have been far worse than a mere traffic violation. A spring 2012 graduate, who preferred to remain anonymous, said he drank and drove on his graduation day. He said he can’t recall most of that night’s events; he only remembers starting his car and driving out of the parking lot of his friend’s apartment before he rearended a car on I-95. “I don’t remember getting
“[Students] don’t see the bills for alcohol.” STEVE JACOBY COLLEGE PARK DEFENSE ATTORNEY
out of the car, but I remember the car being in flames,” he said. “I don’t understand how I survived that accident.” While officers hope students learn to not repeat the same mistakes — or learn from their friends’ experiences — Limansky said some are simply belligerent when they are pulled over. “Don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking,” Limansky said. “It’s not worth the loss that could happen if you’re involved in an alcohol-related crash.” email@example.com
University Police have been training four black Labrador Retrievers to obey several different commands in the hopes of soon developing a canine unit. JEREMY BARR/FOR THE DIAMONDBACK
DEVELOPMENT from page 1 the development is “completely unsympathetic” to the scale and character of the neighborhood and has galvanized more opposition than any development she has seen thus far. But Michele La Rocca, an attorney representing R&J Company, which is responsible for the project, said the development is in accordance with the sector plan because the Book Exchange’s bordering properties — including a sorority house and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church — are institutional buildings, rather than residential. The nearly 500,000 squarefoot property, located on the corner of College Avenue and Route 1, would add 313 apartment units, more than 14,000 square feet of retail space and two levels of parking. La Rocca and former County Executive Wayne Curry both emphasized the county planning board voted strongly in favor of the development, in a 4-1 vote. “If you didn’t listen carefully today, you would get the impression that the board has no bearing on today’s meeting,” Curry
said in the hearing. A letter from Facilities Management Associate Vice President Carlo Colella — who spoke during the hearing against the development of the building, which he described as “monolithic in mass” — described the building as a “big box with cut-out holes” and expressed concern that the courtyards would not be big enough to let sunlight in. Senior history major Matt Curley does not see a need for the development. “I think it would be good to build downtown College Park up, but I’m not sure that another apartment is the way to do that,” he said. “It doesn’t seem like a worthwhile venture.” But senior Doug Dell said he doesn’t see any harm in transforming the Book Exchange. “That doesn’t seem too horrible. I don’t see why not,” Dell said. The county council also voted 7-2 in favor of rezoning to allow the proposed Cafritz development south of College Parkto go forward despite concerns over traffic increases. firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 | SPORTS | THE DIAMONDBACK
Former Terps guard Terrell Stoglin (right) will join a crowded backcourt this week when he competes with the Toronto Raptors in the Las Vegas Summer League.
NOTEBOOK from page 10 definitely want to prove something to Maryland — that this is something I could have done better for the team. I definitely want to prove that.” SUMMER TRYOUT The NBA’s summer league in Las Vegas doesn’t kick off until tomorrow, but it’s already clear Terrell Stoglin
KENNY from page 10 his hometown. An Ann Arbor, Mich., native, Kenny honed his strike across the street from Michigan Stadium at Pioneer High School. Kenny’s impact on the pitching staff and, in turn, the success of the Terps was obvious throughout his tenure. In 2010, his first year on the job, the Terps posted an astronomical team ERA of 7.19. Right-hander Brett Harman, the team’s most consistent pitcher in 2012, led the staff with a 4.50 mark. Two years later, the Terps finished the season with a mark of 3.21. Left-hander Jimmy Reed, who had a 13.75 ERA in Kenny’s first year, led the team at 2.70. “He’s a great pitching coach,” Reed said in April. “He helps everybody. He’s a huge part of
will have a lot of competition for touches in the Toronto Raptors’ backcourt. Toronto is bringing a slew of guards to Las Vegas, all of whom seem better positioned than Stoglin to showcase their abilities for the Raptors’ scouts. No. 8 overall pick Terrence Ross should be the focal point of the offense and will likely see the lion’s share of minutes at shooting guard. Ben Uzoh, who recorded a triple-double for the Raptors in April, and for-
the success we’ve had this year, I think, and he’s a tireless worker. He’s always trying to make us better.” While the Terps’ offense was occasionally erratic in 2012, Kenny and the pitching staff helped keep the team afloat. The pitching staff threw a school-record 10 shutouts last season, and the Terps posted a 24-0 record when holding opponents to two or fewer runs. Kenny garnered high praise from the pitchers he worked with, some of whom he helped recruit to the Terps as well. While Bakich’s recruiting prowess at Vanderbilt was recognized at the national level, Kenny helped construct highly touted classes during his time at Pepperdine in the mid-2000s. “He’s the best pitching coach I’ve ever worked with,” righthander Brady Kirkpatrick said. “Just the mindset he brings
mer Xavier guard Tu Holloway will compete for playing time at point guard. The team’s depth at guard could leave Stoglin fighting for end-of-the-bench minutes, which likely won’t help his chances of making a team that already has established veteran guards Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan and recently acquired Kyle Lowry. Still, even with the challenges that lie ahead as the summer league schedule plays out over the next two weeks,
Stoglin remains confident. “My mentality stays the same,” Stoglin said after last month’s NBA Draft. “I want to continue to work hard and get better. Once I get the opportunity, my game will speak for itself.” SECOND CHANCE While Stoglin fights for a spot on the Raptors’ roster, former teammate Jordan Williams is trying to latch on to his second NBA team in as
many years. After struggling to make much of an impact in New Jersey in his rookie campaign after being drafted in the second round — he averaged 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game last season — the former Terps forward will try to find more success in Atlanta. Traded to the Hawks as part of the deal that sent star guard Joe Johnson to the Nets, Williams — along with forward DeShawn Stevenson, center
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Johan Petro and guards Jordan Farmar and Anthony Morrow — joins a team that offers plenty of opportunity for playing time. Outside of forward Josh Smith and centers Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia, Atlanta features very little in the way of proven interior post talent. If he can put on a strong performance in the preseason, Williams has a chance to crack coach Larry Drew’s rotation. email@example.com
each and every day and the energy. He just comes out here wanting to teach us.” Kenny’s departure from the program could possibly signal even more change since Bakich exited two weeks ago. The deadline for players selected in the MLB Draft to sign with pro teams is tomorrow at 5 p.m., and five current and future Terps — Reed, right-hander Charlie Haslup, left-hander Jake Drossner, right-hander Jared Price and shortstop Jose Cuas — must make that decision. All signs point toward the return of Reed and Haslup, and the addition of Drossner, Price and Cuas. But nothing is official until the deadline. After losing Kenny, the Terps pitching staff could take an even bigger hit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Kenny (left) accepted the pitching coach position at Michigan on Thursday. The Ann Arbor, Mich., native helped the Terps post a team ERA of 3.21 last season. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK
THE DIAMONDBACK | THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
Thomas named to 3x3 team Terrapins women’s basketball player Alyssa Thomas will compete at the FIBA 3x3 World Championship in Greece next month. For more, visit TerrapinTrail.com.
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Second Terps coach leaves for Michigan After aiding pitchers, Kenny follows Bakich BY DANIEL GALLEN Senior staff writer
On a Thursday in mid-April, Sean Kenny sat in his office in a brief respite from his daily duties as the Terrapins baseball pitching coach. In front of him sat two computer monitors, one with a tape of Clemson, the Terps’ upcoming opponent that weekend, and the other open to his ever-updating email account. Kenny talked about his past in college baseball, from playing at Eastern Michigan to coaching at San Diego and Pepperdine, before detailing how he’d turned around a moribund Terps pitching staff. But as he talked, it was clear his mind was focused on the present, on stealing a series from the highly favored Tigers. “I guess I really only think about getting to the ACC Tournament, getting to the NCAA Tournament and if we’re throwing it over the plate,” said Kenny, who accepted the pitching coach position at Michigan last Thursday. “That’s as far as my mind can focus.” Kenny will team that focus with former Terps coach Erik Bakich again next year to help try to turn a Wolverines team around and make the NCAA Tournament. Just a week after Bakich became the head coach at Michigan, Kenny decided he couldn’t resist returning to
see KENNY, page 9
Mychal Parker (right) reportedly did not fulfill his academic requirements last semester, and will no longer transfer to Loyola (Md.). FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK
Parker likely won’t qualify academically to play DI Stoglin could struggle getting touches on Raptors’ guard-heavy summer league squad BY JOSH VITALE Senior staff writer
The last time Mychal Parker donned a college basketball jersey, he totaled eight points and four rebounds in an 85-69 loss to North Carolina in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. The next time he puts on
a jersey, it won’t have “Mar yland” scrawled across the front. In fact, it might not display the name of any Division I team in the countr y. The former Terrapins men’s basketball forward, who decided in April he would transfer from the university, announced last
month he would play out his remaining two years of eligibility at nearby Loyola (Md.). But according to a source close to the Greyhounds, Parker did not fulfill all necessary academic requirements during his final semester in College Park, making him ineligible to suit up for Loyola this season. Parker will likely
have to transfer to a Division II or NAIA school to continue his playing career. A highly touted prospect from Charlottesville, Va., Parker never quite lived up to his billing with the Terps. He played in just 13 games in his freshman season and averaged just 4.3 points and three rebounds per game in 32 con-
tests last year. “I appreciate the people at Mar yland, I appreciate the coaches, I definitely appreciate the fans — they gave me so much love,” Parker told The Baltimore Sun in May. “I don’t want to take anything away from Maryland. I
see NOTEBOOK, page 9
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