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Student Ethnic eateries hope to buck trend protections lacking in new lending law Owners say unique dishes will keep them in business BY SARON YITBAREK Staff writer

Despite reforms, lenders like Sallie Mae get a pass BY SOHAYL VAFAI Staff writer

A sweeping financial reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama last month has created new protections for borrowers, but critics say it doesn’t focus enough on regulating student loans. Although the new law is being hailed as the most comprehensive overhaul of financial regulations since the 1930s — creating a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to oversee lending institutions — some critics say still more should be done, especially with regard to protecting students from predatory lenders. For instance, some large banks fall under a “community bank” exemption under the new law — including a subsidiary of Sallie Mae, the largest provider of student loans. Although the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will regulate Sallie Mae, its private student loans are not subject to the agency’s oversight because the company finances its loans through a subsidiary with less than $10 billion

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In a town where small, independently owned restaurants often fall by the wayside in favor of franchises, two new establishments are trying to shake up the dynamics of College Park business by providing students with more ethnic options on the Route 1 food market. Geltopia and Street Tacos will face off against such nationally recognized names as Starbucks and California Tortilla. And even some of the chains have struggled; despite its popular latenight delivery, the local Wing Zone franchise in the Campus Village shopping center closed in April, offering up a piece of the city business pie to these new restaurants. But the owners of the new restaurants are confident they’ll carve out a successful niche in College Park.

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College Park’s high rents and low foot traffic pose a challenge to even popular establishments like Wing Zone, which closed in April. MATTHEW CREGER/THE DIAMONDBACK/

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COMPENSATING? After two decades of student housing shortfalls and waitlists, a glut of new projects may exceed demand BY ALICIA MCCARTY Staff writer

At a traffic stop, two campus officers accepted Red Bull after issuing a warning, violating department policy even if the cases weren’t a bribe. BRADY HOLT/THE DIAMONDBACK

Officers face discipline over gift of Red Bull Driver offered cases after receiving a written warning BY BRADY HOLT Senior staff writer

Two University Police officers who took five or six cases of energy drinks from a Red Bull delivery car after a traffic stop last week will be disciplined for violating department gift policies but did not receive the drinks as a bribe, police said. The officers, in two cars, stopped a Red Bull Mini Cooper on Preinkert Drive last Thursday night after believing the driver was not wearing a seat belt, police said. The three cars pulled up outside South Campus Commons Building 5 and the officers approached opposite windows of the Red Bull Mini. When the officers returned to their patrol cars, one leaned

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When Ilya Zusin decided to buy 2.6 acres of downtown College Park to build housing for 600 to 700 students, he said was trying to fill a need left by the university’s housing crunch. But Zusin’s planned project — a high-rise building at the site of the Maryland Book Exchange — is just one of many new student apartment buildings that have recently opened or are already under construction in College Park, leaving some developers and city officials wondering how much new housing the area really needs. The University View just opened its second building and is working on a third. Nearby on Route 1, the Varsity at College Park and Starview Plaza are starting to go up. The university’s Oakland Hall dorm is coming along steadily. Mazza Grandmarc is now leasing its apart-

ments a little farther north. Combined, these projects and Zusin’s will bring nearly 6,000 student beds to the area. The student housing shortfall has its roots in the early 1990s, said Mike Glowacki, assistant to the director of the Resident Life Department. That was when waitlists for on-campus housing first developed. Since that time, a housing lottery for upperclassmen has forced many students off the campus, and until recently, off-campus housing options were largely limited to aging apartments or rented single-family homes. But is the influx of new housing over-correcting for the shortage? “That’s the question of the moment,” College Park planning director Terry Schum said. Student housing “used to be a sure bet when

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Mazza Grandmarc on Route 1, which is now leasing apartments, is one of several student housing projects that leave some questioning just how many the city needs. MATTHEW CREGER/THE DIAMONDBACK

Successful farmers’ market will return to campus twice in the fall Organizers aim to teach students the importance of eating locally grown produce BY ALICIA MCCARTY Staff writer

After hosting a popular farmers’ market at the university in April, a healthy living advocacy group plans to hold at least two more market days during the fall semester, working toward a goal of holding the markets every week, university officials said. The events are scheduled for Tuesdays Sept. 28 and Oct. 19, according to Shirlene Chase, the assistant director for Dining Services who is coordinating the markets with the university Wellness Coalition and students. Although organizers haven’t yet picked a loca-

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tion for the fall, Chase said students can expect the events to be similar to April’s, which was held in honor of Earth Day on Hornbake Plaza. At that market, 15 vendors gave cooking demonstrations and sold plants, crafts and food. Organizers received positive feedback from both students and vendors, and much of the market’s inventory was gone by 2 p.m. The location at the center of the campus, organizers said, was key to the market’s success, and they hope to hold the fall markets in a convenient and central location on the campus. Also, because April’s market was held in the spring before farming season, the market lacked

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fresh produce, something organizers are looking forward to including in the fall markets. Tracy Zeeger, co-chair of the Wellness Coalition, said one of the main goals of holding a farmers’ market is making healthy foods and fresh produce accessible to students. “The market is also a great educational opportunity,” she said. “We can teach students about the importance of eating locally grown foods, as well as offer tips and ideas on what to do with the foods purchased at the market in their own kitchens.” Senior environmental science and technology

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there was a clear demand,” Schum said. “I don’t think you’ll see a lot of new student housing projects in the near future.” Schum said many developers will most likely wait and see how current projects are absorbed into the market to determine whether more housing is still needed. David Dorsch, chairman of the College Park Landlords’ Committee, said the abundance of new student housing has begun to have an effect on rental homes in the area, which are losing business to the new apartments, especially when they aren’t within easy walking distance of the university. “There’s not a shortage of student housing; in fact, I’m starting to think there might be too much student housing,” Dorsch said. But District 3 City Councilman Mark Cook said new amenity-laden apartments that let students move out of aging rented houses that are sometimes in questionable condition is a positive change for the city. “The desire of students to live in older homes is softening when they are given the opportunity to live in new housing,” Cook said, adding that it creates a better balance of year-round and seasonal residents in residential neighborhoods. Matt Brigham, who graduated in 2008, agreed with Cook that the new housing projects are giving students more options than they had even a few years ago. When he was an upperclassman, Brigham said, students who did not get into the university’s South Campus Commons or University Courtyards complexes had little choice but to live in a small, old house in College Park. A variety of new developments will also benefit students by driving prices down, Brigham predicted. “I think it’s great,” Brigham said, “It’s definitely improved since I left.” Some developers, however, feel the influx of competition may prove to be too much of a good thing. Mukesh Majmudar, whose 669-bed Starview apartment building is scheduled to open in time for the spring 2011 semester, said while he’s confident his housing proj-

into the window of the other’s cruiser. The two officers then returned to the Mini — at which point, police said, they issued the driver a written warning for a seat belt violation. Then, the Red Bull driver got out and began handing the officers drinks, which they stowed in the back seats of their cruisers. The department opened an administrative review into the officers’ conduct Friday morning after The Diamondback asked about the incident. Maj. Chris Jagoe, who conducted the review, said the officers and the Red Bull driver independently told investigators the driver offered the drinks only after she received her warning. “The driver was very clear to me that at no time the officers asked for anything,” Jagoe said. “She offered to give them some of the Red Bull so they could take it back to the station and distribute it to the officers.” As part of the review, Jagoe also reviewed surveillance video of the scene that showed the driver giving away Red Bull to two pedestrians after the traffic stop before driving away.

The Varsity at College Park is one of several new student housing apartment buildings coming soon to Route 1. MATTHEW CREGER/THE DIAMONDBACK

ect will fill up, newer projects might have trouble. “It needs to be done at a planned pace, instead of all at once,” Majmudar said of new student housing development, adding he plans to distinguish his building from the competition by offering superior ground-floor retail and restaurants. Zusin declined to elaborate on his earlier comments about the housing crunch or provide more details of his planned downtown apartment building as he wraps up negotiations to purchase the Book Exchange property. Brandon Regan, leasing director for the Mazza Grandmarc apartments further north on Route 1, said he feels any housing crisis has less to do with the amount of student housing available and more to do with the varying number of students the university admits each year. “There’s still a pretty heavy demand,” he said — he has had a steady flow of students signing leases for the fall — and he said many students from other Washington-area universities also choose to live in the area. Regan also said there is a continuing “housing crisis” for graduate students, who often can’t afford the same rents as undergraduates and therefore make it harder for a developer to recoup his investment in a new apartment building.

Mazza Grandmarc, originally pitched as graduate student housing, changed its plans to market also to undergraduates. Meanwhile, Glowacki said the university will be prepared to accommodate all interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors on the campus once it opens Oakland Hall in the Denton community. Nevertheless, he said university plans from 2008 called for a total of 5,000 new student beds in the College Park area, so even all the new apartments have not saturated the market. Cook, whose legislative district includes Zusin’s planned project, believes location is the key to success for student housing projects. “Any facilities from the university up to the Beltway will be a success,” Cook said. Schum said she believes any additional projects would need to win over commuters, not just students living elsewhere in College Park, to see continued success. Junior history major Anna Cypron is a commuter who, despite all the new housing projects, has not considered living closer to the campus. Her biggest deterrent is the added price of living in a new apartment building. “I’m fine with living at home and not having to pay bills,” Cypron said.

Jagoe and University Police Chief David Mitchell described the incident as “a teachable moment” for the force. “Let me say I’m satisfied this was not a situation where this young lady was giving Red Bull to get out of a ticket,” Mitchell said. “It doesn’t make it right, however, I have to say that these officers are good troops. They’re experienced troops. They are humiliated by what happened. I am confident this will never happen again.” As a result of the incident, Jagoe said every department employee will receive a memo reminding them of department rules on receiving gifts. “It’s something they just need to know: that on traffic stops, you just can’t accept gifts like that because of that perception,” Jagoe said. “It just looks like there’s some impropriety taking place, ... and they certainly weren’t thinking about that when it took place.” Jagoe would not identify the two officers — except to say one had been on the force for four to five years and the other for 25 years — or specify what punishment they would face. And the Red Bull? “It was destroyed,” Mitchell said. bholt@umdbk.com

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RESTAURANTS from page 1 Geltopia, owned and operated by Roman Seyoum, is a traditional cafe with an ethnic twist, providing Ethiopian food, organic coffee drinks and fresh fruit smoothies out of a small space across Route 1 from CVS. “Nobody has it like I do,” Seyoum said. “Why? No sugar added. Organic. Nice and healthy.” Seyoum takes the concept of homecooked dishes and freshly made drinks seriously. When a previous restaurant she operated in Washington closed, she sought out a new space near a college campus. A focus on providing healthier food options to students inspired the original name of Seyoum’s restaurant: Living Well Café. She said she decided to change the name after students said it reminded them of forced vegetable meals at home; Geltopia is a combination of a frozen treat she serves and the name of her native country. The name isn’t the only thing Seyoum changed based on early feedback. When she held her grand opening this summer, where she had free samples of her jerk chicken and Ethiopian dishes, she was surprised to find most people preferred the ethnic chicken over the more familiar sandwiches, and revised her menu accordingly. But this came as no surprise to Christopher Warren, College Park’s economic development coordinator. Warren said Seyoum’s cultural spin makes her restaurant stand out. “They have an advantage, they have a natural edge,” he said. “It may not be the biggest thing to being successful, but you’ll get noticed as being different from others.”

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Street Tacos, a restaurant that is scheduled to open this month next door to Geltopia, is another independently owned restaurant with plans to offer authentic Mexican-style food to draw in customers, according to owner Troy Thrope. With most of the campus vacant until fall, there are fewer potential customers to patronize College Park businesses in the summer months, Warren said, which could make this a difficult time to get a business off the ground. But Thrope is not worried about his decision to open during the summer. “We wanted a soft opening so we can work out any kinks,” Thrope said. “By the time the students come back, there will be no surprises.” For Seyoum, opening up the restaurant over the summer showed her that students were much more attracted to the Ethiopian and Jamaican dishes than they were the sandwiches. She also hopes to add colorful photos of Jamaica and Ethiopia in an effort to capture the culture behind the food. Warren said a willingness to cater to the needs of the customers, like Seyoum is doing with her studentbased clientele, will help a business survive the intense competition along Route 1. As these independently owned ethnic restaurants join the College Park community, Wing Zone has moved out, closing this spring after five years in the area. As for the space vacated by Wing Zone’s departure, a similar restaurant, Every Wing’s Good, will move into the spot near D.P. Dough, according to Jordan Claffey, broker for Campus Village. No opening date has yet been released. yitbarek@umdbk.com

Engineering students win big in three contests Helicopter, lunar rover designs earn two teams a first place finish BY SOHAYL VAFAI Staff writer

Designs for a cargo-carrying helicopter and a lunar rover recently earned national acclaim for two teams of engineering students, who collectively placed first in three competitions last month. A group of 29 undergraduates nabbed two awards for its three-wheeled, roboticarmed rover. Another team’s method for carrying heavy, bulky items via helicopter topped a competing design from students at the Georgia Institute of Technology. For the lunar project, a collaboration with Arizona State University students, teams were tasked with developing “an astronaut-assisting rover that would carry tools and help astronauts,” said Kevin Buckley, a recent aerospace engineering graduate who was on the team. The aluminum rover, dubbed the Robotic Assist Vehicle for Extraterrestrial Navigation, or RAVEN, can be remotecontrolled, carry heavy equipment and scout an area’s safety ahead of an astronaut using its built-in cameras. Astronauts are often uncoordinated in space and weighed down by cumbersome suits; the rover would help them complete their missions more easily, Buckley said. The team submitted the design to two NASA competitions, the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate MOONTASKS and the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage competitions, for aerospace engineering Capstone courses — and it won both. The RAVEN was “one of the few” rovers that was actually built and functioning. Other teams submitted their designs on

paper, said Wayne Yu, a recent aerospace engineering graduate also on the team. “When asked if our design choices are valid, if it could climb a hill, we could actually prove it,” Yu said. Also, the rover’s three-wheel design saved space and weight, which helped the team beat 10 competitors in the RASC-AL competition. “It was the hardest and most rewarding experience of my college years,” Buckley said. “Winning was certainly a relief.” Another group of students will visit a NASA facility in Arizona where the agency tests space-bound rovers, in an attempt to make the award-winning design more lunar-compatible. They will see how it fares “in a simulated environment more similar to the lunar surface than the streets of [Washington],” Buckley added. For the helicopter project, entered in the annual American Helicopter Society Student Design Competition, six graduate students and one undergraduate spent about four months designing a system that involved multiple helicopters working together to lift heavy items, said J. Gordon Leishman, an engineering professor who advised the team. “You can only build helicopters so big,” Leishman said, adding that a single helicopter is generally able to carry five tons. The team designed a system in which a load would be suspended from a truss between two helicopters, which the team’s report said would allow the helicopters to jointly carry a 20-ton container more than 100 miles in hot weather. In lieu of a flight test of their design, the team was tasked with configuring a model remote-controlled helicopter to “get more lift for the same amount of

A team of engineering students won first place for their helicopter design in a recent competition. MATTHEW CREGER/THE DIAMONDBACK

power,” said Vincent Posbic, a graduate engineering student on the team. Posbic said the team worked with a five pound helicopter with 10 to 11 pounds of thrust, or the amount of weight an engine can lift. “At the end, we were getting 14 to 15 pounds of thrust. That’s a 16 percent increase for the same amount of power,” Posbic said. “We didn’t get much sleep. At the last second, we were still adding things, and I was so happy we won. ” vafai@umdbk.com

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he University Police force is a bright spot in the black and blue history of for the gift, and only offered the cases after she had received her written warning. officers serving Prince George’s County. While over the years its county But what matters most here is what it looked like. The officers were in full view of counterpart has been the subject of such scandals as a U.S. Department of the residents of several Commons buildings as well as passers-by, and two cops Justice investigation for use of excessive force — a reputation that gained carting cases of Red Bull from a Mini Cooper to a cruiser screams bribery to anyrenewed significance in the literally bloody aftermath of the March 4 post-Duke one who witnessed the event. University Police were involved in an incident in the chaotic wake of the Terps’ game melee — University Police officers have kept their hands clean. Unfortunately, the stark contrast between University Police and the Prince triumph over Duke that also threatened to tarnish its outstanding record. Although the department was not involved in any way in the George’s County Police means campus police officers are messy breakup of the revelers crowding the streets, it was inunder even more pressure to maintain the sense of trust and deed responsible for turning over university surveillance transparency they have established in the community. The most minor scandal threatens to blur the distinction, especial- When it comes to the repu- footage — a duty it fulfilled, with the uncanny exception of a missing 90 minutes of tape that showed county ly when their party-busting and drug-confiscating duties altation of University Police, mysteriously officers beating an unarmed university student. The Univerready make them unpopular with students. To top if off, the latperception is everything sity Police lieutenant in charge of copying the footage properest University Police chief, David Mitchell, who in Ma y was ly recused herself because she was married to a mounted ofsworn in, spent 24 years with the Prince George’s County Poficer on duty during the riot. The temporary loss of the footage was deemed an lice, making critics even more wary and watchful. While the two forces may share some jurisdictions in off-campus areas, Univer- oversight, and nothing more. In that case, University Police rightly turned over the investigation to state posity Police must take care not to overlap with the sullied Prince George’s County lice, which cleared them of wrongdoing. However, the whole affair left behind a Police in any other respect. University Police are taking the right steps by investigating the two police offi- bad taste, and officers on the force should have known they needed to keep up apcers who were caught Red Bull-handed by The Diamondback last Thursday night. pearances now more than ever. Violating the department’s gifts and gratuities policy — a standard-issue rule for The officers in question pulled over a promotional Red Bull vehicle along Preinkert Drive outside of South Campus Commons Building 5 to issue the driver many professions where one party is in a position of authority over the other — a warning for wearing her seat belt buckled with the strap behind her back. The of- isn’t a fireable offense. It isn’t a disregard for duty. It isn’t a cause for scandal. But it is a stupid mistake, and one that officers should take care to avoid if they want their ficers then accepted left over cases of energy drinks to take back to the station. Preliminary reports indicate the woman in the car received no special treatment upstanding reputation to continue.

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Rankings: Don’t buy into them

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personally believe Princeton Review rankings are a load of bollocks. Having said that, they've been cunning enough to convince America that their opinions actually mean something and they make this university look pretty fabulous, so I’m going to cite this year’s rankings. Our university is ranked No. 1 in “Best Athletic Facilities” and No. 7 in “Students Pack the Stadiums.” We already knew that. Let’s move on to the important rankings: We’re ranked No. 19 in “Party Schools,” No. 16 in “Students Study the Least” and No. 3 in “Best College Newspaper” (yay). I may have contributed to at least two of those last three rankings. You pick which ones. Unfortunately, these rankings tend to infuriate our science majors, who would sell vials of their own blood for a mere “C” in Organic Chemistr y. Will future employers see that we went to this university and assume we constantly partied

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WYNN and never studied? The Princeton Review garnered these rankings by asking college students nationwide a series of dubious questions like, “How popular is the newspaper?” and “How many out-ofclass hours do you spend studying each day?” Yet thousands of high school students will be buying books describing these arbitrar y rankings and taking and re-taking College Board-developed SATs and Advanced Placement tests in order to get into, and then choose, the “best” universities. Somehow we’ve been convinced that the best way to judge our educational institutions and ourselves is to listen to companies who are biased,

purely because they make their money off of students who want to go to these educational institutions. Princeton Review, Kaplan, Barron’s, the College Board, and universities in general, are businesses. They are well-oiled machines who work together within mutually beneficial relationships to guide us along a predetermined path, only to give us back an evaluation of ourselves: a score, a grade, a GPA, a ranking. We are funneled into levels of greatness within moments of entering the American school system: AP, Honors, Regular and — most presumptuous of all in my high school — Gifted and Talented classes. We have to pay to take standardized tests, pay for test prep classes, pay to have our transcripts and scores sent to colleges, pay for the latest edition of every textbook and pay to be educated beyond high school. If we don’t score a certain number or pick the right college, we are doomed to oblivion and failure. My seventh-grade sister is already

worried her “B+” in Algebra II means she won’t get into college. At what point did Americans decide it was appropriate to cajole, judge and stress their children to the point that they live in constant fear of failure? I’ll never forget my own high school experience, when by junior year everyone was walking around with their TI-83 calculator, constantly calculating their possible SAT score and final GPA and asking if I, in turn, wanted mine calculated. The answer is no. I don’t want to be ranked, evaluated or scored. I want to believe that these businesses have our best interests at heart, that they want us to be educated, informed and prepared adults. Instead, I suspect they’ve made us so terrified of failure that they’re akin to a band of highway robbers: Give us all your money or we’ll shoot. Bethany Wynn is a senior sociology major. She can be reached at wynn@umdbk.com.

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here is a rising storm that we can no longer ignore. It started more than three months ago when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law the nation’s toughest piece of illegal immigration legislation — innocuously called the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.” The law sought to promote “attrition through enforcement” and empowered local police to act on reasonable suspicion regarding immigration papers, thereby legitimizing racial profiling. When U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton struck down the most egregious parts of this new law, its proponents not only vowed to appeal but also set their sights on the U.S. Constitution itself. A growing number of Republican senators are seeking to change the provision in the 14th Amendment that grants automatic citizenship to those born in the United States. While these Republican senators try vainly to rationalize their far-right position to the public, in re-

ality they simply seek to return the country to a pre-Dred Scott time where citizenship could capriciously be denied based on the whims of the political elite. For a country that has historically struggled with immigration and minority rights, this represents a potentially dangerous step backward. One must wonder not only how much further the Republican Party will lurch to the right, but also whether anyone in the GOP truly understands the political ramifications of their policy and rhetoric. Ostracizing, vilifying and persecuting immigrants and minorities may deliver short-term gains since during times of economic hardship there is increased anger directed at vulnerable segments of the population who are perceived as crowding out the job market, increasing crime and degrading communities. Such positions will also win over votes from the virulently anti-immigration Tea Party movement — which held a failed “diversity rally” in Philadelphia last weekend to prove how non-racist its

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VERGHESE members are. In the long run, with most of the country’s population growth coming from minorities — principally Hispanics — the GOP faces the prospect of being permanently lost in the political desert. Perhaps the Republican Party would awaken to this spectre of disaster if Michael Steele wasn’t its only minority leader. These national trends hold true here, where state GOP candidates are predominantly white and often trip over themselves to burnish their antiimmigrant credentials. Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R) — a supposed moderate running to take the state back — called multiculturalism “crap” and “damaging to the society.” Such state-

ments clearly are out of the mainstream in a state with a very large and vibrant minority community. Minority voters do not need to be voiceless bystanders. These groups were a critical part of the Obama coalition that gave Democrats control over the White House and Congress, and if they turn out in similarly large numbers, it is likely Democrats will successfully fight back the Tea Party wave and maintain power. The question is whether these voters have been given a reason to vote. Have Democrats demonstrated enough progress on critical issues such as education, health care, housing and the economy? Will voters understand that change is hard and that Democrats need to finish what they’ve started? The answers will determine the Democrats’ fate in November both nationally and in this state. Matt Verghese graduated in May with a master’s degree in public policy. He can be reached at verghese@umdbk.com.

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n 2006, televisions across the country were bombarded with a blitzkrieg-esque marketing campaign, featuring one bed-head bombshell by the name of Justin Long and one nerdy ne’er-do-well named John Hodgeman. The commercials depicted the opponents battling over the superiority of the platform of their choice: Apple Macintosh versus Microsoft Windows (PC), respectively. This marketing strategy, spawned by Steve Jobs’ brainchild Apple, depicted Macs as being relaxed, easy to use, reliable and having pretentious haircuts, while PCs were quite the opposite (sans the haircut part). While the campaign was apparently successful, judging by the total amount of comments reading “lol” on their YouTube pages, the commercials also surprisingly won over a market they were probably not even anticipating being penetrable: the educational sector. Macs have always represented some sort of curious, gleaming ideal in the eyes of educational figures, dating back to when rainbowcolored iMacs were used to attract children to computer literacy, like a trail of candy leading a fat child to the lipo surgeon. Indeed, this tradition still appears to continue today in the college setting, although they have since traded in their technicolored dream lab for a blinding, pearly-white, high-gloss dystopia. Walking into any of the 22 computer labs on the campus today, one might be amused at the discrepancy between the Mac and PC platform availability, both in terms of quality and quantity. The rustic Dell PCs, which may have been perfectly adequate when Britney Spears was popular, have since become dilapidated, shells of their former selves, inhabited by the aging operating system known as Windows XP. Meanwhile, while not fresh from the box by any means, the Macs in the labs are much more approachable, let alone useful, thanks in part to their grimeless exterior and placement closer to the front entrance in most labs. The Mac machines also seem to not suffer from the mysterious phenomenon that plagues the PCs in certain locations such as the Worcester lab, where most of the fun wheelie chairs that still manage to roll somehow find their way over to the screens brandishing the Apple logo, while the poor Dells are stuck with chairs left over from when the WWE last came into town. One cannot help but feel pity for the PCs, left alone for so long with that look of a deathly blue screen on their faces. While the cycle of technological upgrades on campus eludes me, it would seem to benefit all those poor students without immediate access to their portable Facebook devices if there existed more of a performance balance in the labs throughout the campus. Though the gap between the different operating systems has indeed been reduced with the recent release of Windows 7, among other things, the Office of Information Technology should really consider throwing a bone to those of us who prefer to click with two buttons instead of just one. Upgrading the PCs from Windows XP to Windows 7 might be a helpful start, although hardware improvements should be made to ensure there exists a balance in the force between the Longs and the Hodgemans among the students and faculty. Mark Glaros is a senior government and politics major. He can be reached at markglaros@gmail.com .

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‘An extraordinary woman’ John Romano was a close family friend but said Humanick could have been his sister. “She’s the kind of person who is just full of life,” he said. “She had this sparkle in her eye, and you just immediately felt a connection to her.” Humanick worked as a successful retail manager before going back to school later in life. As an undergraduate student, she began her work at Resident Life as a part-time publications assistant in 1996. After graduating in 1997, she continued as a full-time senior graphic designer and was later promoted in 2000 to the department’s coordinator, and then manager, of design and publications. “Michelle was an extraordinary woman who so warmly touched the lives of all who knew her and who took such joy in family life,” wrote Resident Life

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For more than a decade, Michelle Humanick helped welcome hundreds of freshmen to this university. As a graphic designer for the Department of Resident Life, one of Humanick’s roles when she worked at the university until 2007 was designing the Tshirts given to incoming students at their summer orientation. Humanick, 44, died July 25 when a violent thunderstorm knocked a tree onto her car as she drove along Rhode Island Avenue near her home in northern College Park. Humanick — who is survived by her husband, Clay Gump, and two young daughters, Sophie and Amelia — was remembered as a caring and passionate friend, mother and colleague.

Director Deborah Grandner in an appreciation for Humanick on the department’s website. “A gifted artist, Michelle could understand what was on your mind and in your heart and would create the visual symbols that represented all that you had thought and felt.” Humanick left full-time employment at the university in 2007 to raise her daughters, but friends said she never stopped giving back to the community. “She loved art, wanted to become a graphic designer, so she went back to school. I realized how much that if she set her mind on something, it would get done,” Romano said. “A long time ago, she told me, ‘I’m going to be the store manager.’ She did it. She told me, ‘I’m going to go to school.’ She did it.” news@umdbk.com

from page 1 major Jesse Yurow, who is helping plan the farmers’ markets through the Office of Sustainability, said that buying local, organic food is not only important for health but also for the economy and the environment. “Buying food locally subverts the oppressive modern industrial food system while creating community and reconnecting people with their most important source of sustenance,” Yurow wrote in an e-mail. Although the university is funding the markets, the idea of holding a farmers’ market on the campus was sparked last fall by a discussion in a business class — BMGT 390: Systems Thinking for Managerial Decision Making, said Kirsten Chen, a student in the class and a senior operations management major. In the class, students were asked to brainstorm ideas that would support healthy living, strengthen a community and

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boost the local economy, and they realized a farmers’ market would meet many of those goals, she said. Chen said she took the class’ s idea to university officials and helped plan the spring market. She will continue her work on the farmers’ markets throughout the fall. The spring farmers’ market’s success demonstrates that the university is committed not only to healthy living and sustainability, Chen said, but also to developing student ideas. “They’re a good example of how students can really form their own ideas and get support

from the [university] community,” she said. Freshman government and politics major Delisha Thompson was thrilled to hear there would be a farmers’ market on the campus in the fall. “There’s not a lot of healthy food [on the campus],” Thompson said. Chase said the success of the fall market will determine how far the university runs with the concept, but she has high hopes. “The ultimate goal is to hold markets weekly all year,” Chase said. mccarty@umdbk.com

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report found Sallie Mae had overbilled the government by $22.3 million for student loan subsidies between October 2003 and September 2006. Elinda Kiss, a university finance professor, said one of the reasons the bureau wasn’t given greater oversight over student lenders like Sallie Mae is because “where the focus has been is mortgage lending.” “Student loans haven’t been addressed in the same way because the bigger problem wasn’t student loan investments but mortgage investments,” Kiss said. “That’s a different bill. “The bill passed with a slim majority — add Sallie Mae and you lose some Democrats and Republicans,” Kiss added. The wide-reaching effects of the bill, largely assembled by Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) focus on granting government agencies the authority to regulate derivatives, or financial contracts linked to the future value of an asset, and large

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Fair generalizations can be made about buddy movies based purely on the two lead actors. For example, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd were cast for the heart and subtlety they’re known for in Dinner for Schmucks because that’s what the script requires. But The Other Guys requires something a bit different, something a bit more mindless but something quite funnier. Gone is subtlety, gone is heart — instead, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg bring only insanity. Thanks to writer-director Adam McKay (Step Brothers), a longtime collaborator of Ferrell, the insanity is brought on strong, without end and without falter. Allen Gamble (Ferrell, Land of the Lost) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg, Date Night) are the title characters, shadows in the fame and glory of New York’s favorite detectives, played to perfection by Dwayne Johnson (Tooth Fairy) and Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man 2). Allen, a transfer from forensic accounting, is more than happy to do the dynamic duo’s paperwork, and Terry, in proper buddy-

cop juxtaposition, despises the hotshots and wants the glory for himself. It wouldn’t be much of a movie if Allen and Terry didn’t get their shot at glory, so while investigating a seemingly harmless case they discover a white-collar cover-up of billions of dollars, which gradually turns violent. Not much of that really matters though, because the real point of the movie is to watch Ferrell and Wahlberg act wild with equally crazy people. McKay concentrates on this from the start. Thanks to the consistency of McKay and co-writer Chris Henchy, the movie is hysterical. There isn’t a single dud of a joke throughout the film. It’s a marvel how many jokes can fit into a mere 107 minutes. McKay and company exploit each actor’s abilities as much as possible. Ferrell deftly portrays Allen, with his horrible ailments including being constantly hit on by beautiful women and being downgraded from a real gun to a wooden gun, to a rape whistle. Terry has issues of his own. While not quite comparable to Allen’s troubled past as a pimp named Gator, Terry deals with a recent demotion and the constant effeminate behavior of his partner

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Will Ferrell (left) stars in the hilarious The Other Guys with Mark Wahlberg. The two play a bumbling police duo in pursuit of white-collar criminals. COURTESY 0F MOVIEWEB.COM

(Terry claims the sound Allen’s pee makes when it hits the urinal is feminine). Filling the script entirely with comedy has its downside. Allen and Terry never really get the chance to evolve as characters and the plot meant to drive the comedy isn’t as smart as the writers could have made it. Figuring out who the bad guys are and the motivation behind all the violence is more of a distraction than a grounding plot.

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THE DIAMONDBACK | SPORTS | THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010

SLIM PICKINGS After an underwhelming 2-10 campaign last year, the Terps were picked to finish last in the Atlantic Division this season. Only Virginia received fewer votes in the ACC preseason poll. Here’s a look at how the media vote shook out:

NOTEBOOK from page 12 Friedgen stressed the importance of fostering an in-state rivalry game. “To have an in-state rivalry, I think it just helps the whole state,” Friedgen said. “I think people can rally behind each school that represents its two fine institutions, and I think it just brings the whole state together. “I would like to see it happen on a yearly basis. I think that it’s good for both schools.” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo, whose Midshipmen are considered a preseason top-25 team after a 10-4 season last year, said the two teams “need to play more.” “You’ve got two great institutions so close together. There’s a history involved, and hopefully, we can continue this series,” Niumatalolo said. “I know we’re looking forward to it, and Maryland is looking forward to it.”

■ PORZEL TRANSFERS Running back Caleb Porzel is leaving the football team and is no longer enrolled at the univer-

Atlantic 1. Florida State (78) 2. Clemson (16) 3. Boston College (4) 4. N.C. State 5. Wake Forest 6. Terps

Coastal 1. Virginia Tech (62) 2. Miami (20) 3. Georgia Tech (11) 4. North Carolina (5) 5. Duke 6. Virginia

* First-place votes in parentheses sity, Friedgen confirmed to reporters at the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. Porzel had sat out the team’s Tuesday and Thursday workouts this spring to concentrate on his schoolwork, though he did participate in Saturday practices. His decision to transfer is apparently related to academics. As a true freshman for the team last season, Porzel played in seven games and started one. He saw action shortly after starting running back Da’Rel Scott broke his wrist in the fifth game of the season. For the season, he ran for 75 yards on 30 carries. The speedy back from nearby Good Counsel High School was ranked a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com. This year, he was expected to split playing time with Davin Meggett and D.J. Adams behind Scott. ■ ROBINSON TO START Quarterback Jamarr Robinson’s starting job is safe — for now. Friedgen said the junior is the team’s top option under center. “Jamarr Robinson has had an

excellent spring. He’s really matured, and I think he’s playing at a very high level, and I’ve been very pleased with him,” Friedgen said. “Right now, he is the starter.” A dual-threat quarterback, Robinson has worked on improving his accuracy this spring and summer. Wide receiver Torrey Smith said Robinson’s passing precision is finally catching up to his power. “He can throw the ball. He’s got the strongest arm on the team for the past three years. He’s accurate and highly mature, and he can make every throw. … It’s our responsibility, and the pressure’s on us. If Jamarr makes a good throw, it’s on us to make that play for him and make the play for our team.” After lurking in the shadows of graduated starting quarterback Chris Turner for much of last season, Robinson debuted as a starter in November, replacing an injured Turner for two games. He finished with 459 yards passing and two touchdowns. With the job now firmly Robinson’s, linebacker Alex Wujciak said the diminutive quarterback is staking a bigger role on the team. “He’s definitely taken more of a leadership role,” Wujciak said. “He’s teaching the young quarterbacks, too. I see him being more accurate, really working on his passing game.”

■ THE ACC’S BEST Smith and Wujciak were among 23 players selected to the preseason All-ACC team. After setting the conference’s single-season kickoff return yardage record each of the past two years, Smith, a junior, was voted as the league’s preseason pick for top specialist. He was also tabbed as an All-ACC wide receiver, having caught 61 balls for 824 yards and five touchdowns last year. Wujciak, a senior, was a firstteam All-ACC selection last year and leads all active players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in career tackles per game (10.6). Running back Caleb Porzel, center, is no longer a member of the football team and will transfer. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK

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“We have the opportunity to have a great season and do something special,” goalkeeper Zac MacMath said. The Terps kick off their schedule Sept. 3. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK

SOCCER from page 12 some players are until you are there playing with them everyday.” After the opening ceremonies in Belfast, MacMath powered the team in its first win against China, posting a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory July 26. He sat two days later against Denmark, but White started and played almost the entire match in a 3-2 victory. “The European teams were excellent, especially Denmark,” White wrote. “But our team was just so athletic and physically dominant that it was hard for them to keep up with us.” In the cup final July 30, Mac-

Math started in goal once again, with White entering off the bench. The two combined to post another shutout in a 3-0 championship victory against Northern Ireland. “Playing with the U.S. jersey on alongside great players was a dream come true,” White said. “It has helped me realize that the opportunities I’ve been dreaming of are fast approaching.” Both White and MacMath used the tournament to get international experience that will help them pursue their ultimate goals of playing professional soccer. After the cup, MacMath went to train with Premier League club Everton and Tim Howard, the team’s starting goalkeeper and a mainstay in the net of the U.S.

senior men’s national team. White and MacMath said they are ready for the upcoming fall season, when the Terps return nine starters from their Elite Eight team last year. The duo agreed that the Milk Cup provided important experience heading into the fall campaign. “Personally, I needed a few games before the season to regain some confidence and get used to the speed of play again,” MacMath said. “Obviously, winning, especially with Ethan being a part of the back line, and [with] all the hard work the boys have put in this summer, we have the opportunity to have a great season and do something special.” ceckard@umdbk.com


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Men’s soccer’s White and MacMath help U.S. to Milk Cup championship BY CHRIS ECKARD Staff writer

Defender Ethan White played in the U.S. under-20 national team’s Milk Cup title game. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK

Already replete with international experience, Terrapin men’s soccer players Zac MacMath and Ethan White couldn’t say no to another trip abroad this summer. Last summer, MacMath, a goalkeeper, played in Portugal, Northern Ireland and Israel, while White, a defender, had previously competed in France, Spain and Brazil during his career. The two joined together on the U.S. under-20 national team in late July for the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, ultimately taking home a title in the annual international youth soccer tournament that hosted other countries such as Denmark and Mexico. “Overseas is more competitive and more demanding on their players, but players grow very quickly in that environment,” White wrote in an e-mail. After playing for the team last year, MacMath was a shoo-in this year. White, however, went through a long tryout process beginning in December. He continued to impress coaches at each stage of the process, and by summer, he’d won a spot on the team. The two Terps were among 16 others representing the country in the three-match tournament. The roster included nine professional players, six of whom play overseas. “Playing alongside some of the best players in the country is very special,” MacMath wrote in an e-mail. “You never realize how good

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Goalkeeper Zac MacMath posted two shutouts in two starts during the Milk Cup for the U.S. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK

Tucked away in Annapolis, a mere 22 miles from College Park, the Terrapin football program has in Navy something long absent from its football history: a seemingly natural rival. But the Terps and Midshipmen have played just once in the past 45 years — a dramatic 23-20 Terps victory at M&T Bank Stadium in 2005. The in-state teams met semi-regularly in the 1950s and 1960s, but an annual rivalry game hasn’t materialized since the 1900s, when Navy shut out the Terps four years in a row. Addressing the media Tuesday at McDaniel College, where the state neighbors will meet for their Sept. 6 season opener, Terps’ coach Ralph

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