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Law students struggling in job market Graduates finding less-than-ideal jobs By Quinn Kelley Staff writer While many law school students can still count on employment when they graduate, a growing number of new
lawyers are struggling to land the jobs they want. Employment rates have held steady from the University of Maryland, Baltimore graduate school, with between 93 and 94 percent securing a job within nine months of graduation per year since 2008, according to the law school’s statistics. However, students and experts in the field said the nature of the job market
is shifting, and the number of students employed full-time and in private practice employment has decreased. In 2008, 88 percent of positions obtained after graduation were full-time, a figure that dropped to 81 percent last year, according to UMB’s law school annual reports. Graduates employed by a private practice dropped from 40 percent in 2008 to 29 percent last year.
Charlie Zhu, UMB’s Business Law Society’s vice president, said although it seems employment for law school graduates has remained stable, fellow students seem to be facing more limited options for jobs. “I don’t see there are a lot of people graduating but not finding jobs,” Zhu See LAW, Page 3
‘08-‘11 EMPLOYMENT RATES 7 percent decrease in the proportion of graduates employed full time 11 percent decrease in private practice employment 7 percent increase in the proportion of graduates employed part-time 7.7 percent increase in jobs in government, academia and judicial clerkships 19 percent increase in jobs that do not require bar admission
Heat exhaustion hits some football fans
Police and fire officials respond to 26 calls By Fola Akinnibi Staff writer University Police and the Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to 26 medical calls for attendees of the Terrapins football game Saturday afternoon, primarily due to the record-breaking 95degree heat. Three individuals were transported to area hospitals, suffering from a heart condition, diabetes and a cut leg, and at least five were treated on site due to a combination of heat and pre-existing conditions, according to
University Police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky. Though he said the department generally receives medical calls during football games, he attributed the unusually high frequency of calls to the extreme heat and humidity, especially during halftime and the third quarter of the game. The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang reported 29 days of at least 95-degree heat this year, breaking a record set in 1980. Limansky said alcohol consumption was also a factor with several people, See HEAT, Page 3
Two sorority houses receive new facelifts By Laura Blasey Staff writer
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JUST GOOD ENOUGH After rash of first-half turnovers, Terps rely on defense to squeak past William & Mary By Josh Vitale Senior staff writer By the time the teams finally headed to the locker room for halftime Saturday afternoon, it was clear there were two separate games taking place on Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The Terrapins football team’s defense was playing against William & Mary’s
offense. The Terps offense, though, was playing against itself. It nearly lost, too. Quarterback Perry Hills threw three costly interceptions and running back Albert Reid coughed up a fumble late in the first quarter. Turnovers led to all William & Mary scoring in the game, and the Terps didn’t even score their first points of the season until running back Justus Pickett scampered
into the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. But the defense did its job. Even with four takeaways, the Tribe could only muster two field goals in the game. Pickett’s touchdown run was enough to put the Terps on top, giving them a seasonopening win over William & Mary, 7-6. See TRIBE, Page 8
As the summer came to a close and students across the city prepared for the first week of classes, the members of Phi Sigma Sigma and Alpha Phi had something to look forward to: newly renovated chapter houses. The completed overhauls of two houses on College and Princeton avenues mark the long-awaited end of a two-decade-long project — in the early 1990s, the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life set out with the goal to update all 21 chapter houses. At that time, no construction had been done to the houses since they were built in the 1950s, according to the DFSL facilities and operations Associate Director Bob Nichols. “We celebrated our 50-year anniversary last spring,” Shelby Bene, president of Alpha Phi, said. “The house was in good condition, but it wasn’t up to date; it wasn’t modern.” Money issues and new building codes extended the length of the
project, but now that it has finally been completed, students said they are happy with the work. “There were the challenges you have renovating any old building, and obviously what we did even in the ‘90s is different from what we do now,” Nichols said. “We just always tried to do what was the most responsible use of the funds, and I think we did a pretty good job.” The department dedicated much of the work to making the house more environmentally friendly. Striving for a LEED Gold certification, construction crews installed motion sensors to conserve electricity and used energy conserving building materials and geothermal heating and cooling systems, according to Nichols. Both houses include spacious bedrooms that accommodate more than 40 members. There are chapter rooms in the basement, 24-hour kitchens and large televisions that serve as memo boards. The houses were decorated with the See renovation, Page 7
PENNY BENDER FUCHS, 1962-2012
‘She showed what could be done’ By Yasmeen Abutaleb Senior staff writer Penny Bender Fuchs knew everyone had the potential for greatness. It’s why she refused to settle for anything less, even from herself. Fuchs, a journalism college professor and interim associate dean, died Friday after a seven-year-long battle with breast cancer. She was 50 years old. Soon after her diagnosis in 2005,
Fuchs became motivated to seize each day. She took up piano lessons and joined her church’s choir. Her husband, Michael, said she soon developed a disdain for the color pink, which reminded her of the disease that still could not stop her from accomplishing all she wanted to accomplish. Even through grueling chemotherapy, she would work Monday through Friday mornings, go through her treatment Friday afternoons, stay in bed through
the weekend and start the cycle all over again Monday morning. “She did not want to be known, nor did she view herself as, a patient of cancer or survivor,” Michael Fuchs said. “She pushed herself as hard as she pushed her students and her family, so she was an inspiration at home by doing as much as she could. She didn’t have to yell at us. We knew what we were
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police and fire officials responded to 26 medical calls Saturday at the Terrapins football game as a result of the record-breaking heat.
HEAT From PAGE 1 though none of the incidents in the stadium were strictly alcohol related. “Excessive heat and excessive alcohol consumption don’t go well together,” he said. University staff used misting stations to keep attendees cool and bussed many attendees back to their cars after
law From PAGE 1 said. “It seems like people are finding jobs, but probably not their ideal jobs.” Matthew Swartz, a hiring partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in McLean, Va., said he predicts the tough job climate is here to stay for a while. “I think it’s both related to the economy and to the law profession,” Swartz said. “I think clients have become more cost-conscious.” Some legal job opportunities have grown incrementally since 2008, including in government jobs, academia and judicial clerkships, according to the reports. In addition, while 83 percent of jobs in 2008 required bar admission,
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the game. However, some students said officials could have done more. “It was extremely hot, probably the hottest game I’ve ever been to,” said sophomore architecture major Matt Valade. “They could’ve handed out free fans or water.” Sophomore mechanical engineering major Shoshana Bernstein said the heat and the fact that the nearest water fountain was far away compelled her to leave the game early.
“It was really hot. I drank a bunch of water. I had to leave because it was so hot,” she said. Limansky said students attending games should dress appropriately and drink plenty of water. “Keep hydrated before coming to any event on a hot day,” Limansky said. “Try to limit alcohol consumption as it causes dehydration.”
only 64 percent of jobs last year required students pass the bar. However, Zhu said the climate is still not ideal for most students who have recently left law school. “There is no reason that one would think that in this point of time, this is a particularly good time to attend law school,” he said. UMB law student Joey Kroart said at 39, he decided to enroll in law school. But the now-41-year-old is not attempting to practice law— he is keeping his options open while pursuing a business degree through a joint-degree program at John Hopkins. “A law degree provides opportunity,” he said. “There’s a lot you can do with a law degree; it’s sort of a calling card of sorts.” Kroart said he wanted to differenti-
ate himself from his peers with a master’s of business and that finding his specialty was critical in the market in which he’s seen some peers struggle. “That gives me an edge, it defines me, so I might as well try to use that to my advantage,” he said. “I’ve put myself in a better position than I was in, but the bottom line is that it’s still a very tough market and it takes a lot of hard work.” UMB Business Law Society President Juliana Neelbauer said in a changing job market and unstable economic climate, it is essential for law students to change their perspectives on what it means to have a law degree, which includes looking outside the jobs they originally thought they would seek. Neelbauer owns a consulting firm, but decided to pursue a law degree after
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she realized she was referring many of her clients to outside attorneys and thought she could expand her skill set to help them. “I felt like I could do an even better job because I just understood this niche industry so well,” she said. “You have a responsibility to find out which one of those [areas of law] not only are you interested in, but what you can find employment in.” Swartz said that may be truer than ever before, considering the job climate. “I think it certainly makes sense to be thoughtful about what demand there is,” he said. Although Swartz said law school might be a risk worth taking for some, it is important for prospective law students to realize the potential costs and benefits of pursuing their degrees
during somewhat unstable times. “They just have to realize they’re taking a bigger risk than they would have been if they had gotten out of law school eight years ago,” he said. Kroart said he does not doubt the value of going to law school, a field he said is “intellectually delicious.” However, prospective students must be aware of and ready to address the economy as well as the job market, Kroart added. “I wouldn’t recommend that they do it or not do it; what I would recommend is they do their due diligence to really find out what the return on their investment of time and tuition would be,” he said. “You have to have a realistic plan in place.” email@example.com
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From the Secretary of Labor: Working for your future HILDA SOLIS Editor’s note: This column ran in several college newspapers across the country. Hilda Solis sent this to The Diamondback. My father was a laborer. He worked in the fields, on the railroads and in the factories doing grueling and dangerous manual labor so that I could be the first member of my family to go to college. You’re reading this column in a college newspaper, so maybe you, too, owe your chance to get this education to someone in your family who sacrificed for you. Or perhaps you’re the one who’s making the sacrifice — working nights and week-
ends to put yourself through school, or taking out loans that could take decades to pay back. As we celebrated Labor Day, I thought about my father — and the sacrifices so many of our families make to help us realize our full potential. My dad never dreamed he would raise a future U.S. Secretary of Labor, but since he did, I want to use this holiday to talk about the urgent need to invest in the next generation of American workers. Higher education is no longer a luxury — it’s a necessity. The unemployment rate for Americans with a college degree is half the national average. College has never been more important, and it has never been more expensive. Tuition and fees at our colleges and universities have more than doubled over the last two decades. For the first time, Americans now owe more on
their student loans than they do on their credit cards. The average college student who borrows today will graduate with $26,000 in school debt. We all understand this country is still fighting back from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. But President Obama rejects the argument that we can afford to cut higher education — and shortchange our future — due to a recession or red tape. Think about all the discoveries, businesses and breakthroughs that never would have happened if we had let an affordable college education become victim to our economy’s swings. America has always made a commitment to put good education within the reaches of those willing to work for it. Frankly, it’s baffling to me to see partisan calls for cuts in higher education.
Some politicians are backing a plan to reduce investments by almost 20 percent. This would deny a college education to one million students across the country and slash financial aid for 10 million more. These cuts would not go to reducing our deficit; they would pay for a new $5 trillion tax cut weighted toward the wealthiest Americans. Earlier this year, the Obama administration fought to make sure the interest rates on federal student loans didn’t go up; his opponents wanted to double them. We won that fight. Earlier this year, we set up a new college tax credit to help more middle class families save up to $10,000 on their tuition over four years. The other party’s leaders wanted to repeal it. We won that fight, too. The Obama administration has helped more than 3.6 million additional
students obtain Pell grants, and it’s fighting to double the number of work study jobs. We know the return on this investment will be worth it — and then some. This Labor Day, we should all join the debate on college affordability happening in Washington. No single issue has a more direct impact on the fi nancial burden you’ll carry after graduation or the dynamism of the economy you will enter. My father, and many of yours, worked hard to give me a chance to achieve whatever my talents would allow. Let’s pay it forward so more members of our American families get their shot, too. Hilda Solis is the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Her office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembering Penny: The power of her words
enny Bender Fuchs was a true believer in the power of words and the need for storytellers. She taught her students, hundreds and hundreds of students, that even the hard words — the words no one wants to read — were always worth writing. So, here goes: Penny died Friday. These are hard words to write. Penny defined the journalism college. She was teacher, mentor, role model, friend. Penny was the hug in the hallway for hard times, the high five in celebration and the kick in the rear many would later credit with our careers. She was uncompromising. One factual error would earn you a big fat “F.” More than one would warrant a sit-down in her office. Penny expected the best. And she brought it out in her students, often without us even realizing. I was 17 years old the first time I met Penny. On a tour of the journalism facilities, Penny led a discussion among prospective students interested in print reporting. The written word. The kind of journalism everyone told us was dead. This didn’t seem to phase her. In fact, she made her position clear: If this is what you want to do, there is no excuse not to do it. Distressed that I appeared to be the only high school student in my tour group who had never worked at a newspaper or taken a journalism course, I approached her after the presentation. I asked, was I in the right place? Could I do this? Her response will stay with me: “How bad do you want it?” I have since learned I am not the first — and certainly not the last — student to whom she posed this question. Those of us who responded with honesty and passion were forever changed. Penny was in our corner, and she never let us forget it. As the career placement and professional development director for the journalism school, Penny maintained relationships with publications
around the world. She emailed students almost weekly to remind them to take advantage of opportunities. She sat down with students to go over resumes, critique writing samples and quell insecurities. Her schedule was always booked. A student was always in her office, picking a piece of chocolate from the basket atop her desk. A classmate of mine recalled: “She always wanted to give more to students, even those she wasn’t obligated to help.” And give she did. Years after our first encounter, I sought Penny out. Much had changed. Penny was no longer the career placement and professional development director. The journalism school had moved into a shiny new building. I was far from unsure. One thing hadn’t changed: Penny was the only person whose advice I trusted. Her word was gospel. Her wisdom unparalleled. She greeted me as she always did: a hug, a piece of candy. We discussed my options. I had offers from some of the most reputable newspapers in the country. I was panicked. Penny smiled that half smile we all knew so well, and said, “This is a good problem to have.” I remember these words as I consider the loss we feel. We hurt because we loved her. We hurt because she touched our lives and made us better for it. We hurt because the world lost someone remarkable. This is a good problem to have. Penny will be missed, but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with Penny’s husband and children, the lights of her life. We thank you profusely for sharing her with all of us. We hope to honor her memory in the best way we know how — by never giving up. Marissa Lang is a 2011 journalism alumna and former editor in chief of The Diamondback. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Booze for Resident Life posters EZRA FISHMAN “Porcelain prayers are never answered.” This poster and its kin are the newest addition to the Department of Resident Life poster series. These posters have a lot of things going for them. They’re flashy and fully colored, have big words and pictures that stand out and are very funny. They also do a terrible job at promoting alcohol safety and awareness. In addition to being the most eyecatching posters in most people’s hallways, they are slowly becoming the most popular additions to individual dorm rooms. This, itself, is not a problem. Students thinking alcohol awareness posters are cool is usually a good thing. Most advocates only dream of the day their message is so popular that every student embraces it. The difference lies in the
reason the students want the posters: They’re ridiculous. There’s nothing educational about a picture of a toilet, tattoo or alarm clock. There’s nothing really gained from the slogans, either. No one needs to be told that missing tests, getting branded or spending the night kneeling over a toilet is a bad idea. When a poster gives examples of catastrophes caused by drinking, students don’t get the message, “Don’t drink.” They only understand they shouldn’t be the one idiot who messes up — otherwise, they’re fine. I can’t think of a single person who has ever gone into a night thinking, “I’m going to drink so much that I’ll get sick.” Everyone knows one guy who comes home a complete mess, but no one ever thinks he’s going to be that guy. Furthermore, if a person did go into a night wanting to get sick from drunkenness, that person would need much more help than an educational poster can offer; true self-destruction of that nature isn’t something a poster can solve.
It would really be helpful to educate people on how easy it is to be “that guy.” Now, I am not an expert, but given the assumption that no one wants to be “that guy,” 100 percent of all cases of “that guy” are mistakes and errors in judgment. If students could be educated about anything, it should be how to tell if you’re about to be “that guy,” and how to prevent that from happening. If students learn to understand their limits, they won’t end up having stories like those in the posters; instead, they’ll be able to safely and responsibly drink. That being said, whoever made these posters should be proud. Never before have I seen the same poster hanging in six different dorm rooms. It truly is the coolest poster on the campus. Useless message or otherwise, this is a poster to be emulated when future posters are made. They should be funny, colorful and informative. Next time, however, let’s make them useful. Ezra Fishman is a junior accounting and finance major. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common freshman follies: Lose the ID necklace DAVID OLIVER Hey, you. Yes, you, with your student ID hanging from your neck, with your map and backpack full of unnecessary textbooks, with that scared, confused look on your face. Here’s some advice from someone who was just like you only two years ago: an out-of-state student with no idea what college was really about. From all the people in class, on the campus and in the dorms, to all the parties that mysteriously don’t happen or are nowhere to be found,
to all the syllabi on ELMS, these fi rst few weeks are going to be quite overwhelming. You’ll find everything from those annoying people who know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives to those who haven’t gone to any classes this week. First thing’s first: Take a breath. College goes by way too fast to be worrying about what other people are doing around you. I know that sounds cliche and practically impossible to do, but at least try to block the people out of your life who are making you unhappy. Speaking of unhappiness: If your major isn’t turning out the way you thought it would, now is the time to change it. A year or two down the
road, when the classes start getting very specific toward the future, it could be too late. Plus, you can always return to the major, even if you take a semester away from it — take the CORE classes you need to graduate anyway, that way you’re not wasting any time. If you’re enrolled in letters and sciences, that’s OK too. You have a while to pick what you want, and don’t let anyone pressure you otherwise. Next: Take that ID off your neck and put it in your wallet, purse, pocket — whatever. Practically every upperclassmen is judging you (even if they deny it — they know you’re a freshman), and it will make you stick out
like a sore thumb. Putting it away will make you blend in on the campus and ultimately feel better about yourself. On the other hand, feel free to have your map out (at least right in the beginning – not after that). Don’t be scared to ask people where buildings are; they’ve all been there, no matter how scary they may look. If you have no one to eat lunch with, you’re not a loser. It’s a big campus, and not everyone is going to be able to eat with you all the time. Do some homework, watch a TV show, or just people watch (don’t stare though – that’s rude). Don’t try to get ahead on your reading these fi rst few weeks — you have years of studying ahead of you.
If someone invites you to go to dinner, go to a party, go to the gym or whatever: Go! Even if you’ve never talked to him or her before, this is the time to meet new people and try new things. Even still, my goal is to try to talk to someone new every day – you never know who you’re going to meet. There’s a lot to take in, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Just know to enjoy these first few weeks of school before the real world starts becoming your reality faster than you can say “syllabus.” David Oliver is a junior journalism major. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Animal Collective is back — and the band trades the joyous pop of Merriweather Post Pavilion for a sound that’s both brilliantly cerebral and totally nuts By Dean Essner Staff writer The first thing we hear on Animal Collective’s astonishing new record is a distorted, extraterrestrial voice that announces, “This. Is. The. News.” It’s a lofty bit of self-important psychobabble, especially when it comes in, hushed, before the opening song even begins. Yet once Centipede Hz’s 53 relentless minutes have ended, it will all make perfect sense: Love it or hate it, this is what the future probably sounds like. It becomes quickly apparent, though, that the direction suggested on 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavilion — Brian Wilson pop doused in shimmering electronics and pastoral harmonies — is all but abandoned here. If its last full-length was Pet Sounds armed with synths and then played through a Vornado fan, Centipede Hz is Merzbow at the Enchanted Tiki Room: primal, angry, juvenile and oh so dirty. Did I mention how dirty Centipede Hz is? To say it fires its unbridled scuzz on all drug-addled synapses is an understatement. Listen closely as synths gurgle and burp like hot bubbles in a saucepan, tribal drums pound with irate, animalistic intensity and voices shriek and howl and fight for relevance in a stampede of overwhelming noise. What once was beautiful about Animal Collective’s sound has now been contorted and twisted into something inordinately ugly, a mutated color wheel plastered on a stucco wall of chipping whitewash. And there’s truly an epic amount to linger on here: the somber,
wandering robot noises that glide in and out of time on “New Town Burnout,” Avey Tare’s screechy order to “get mad” on “Today’s Supernatural,” the galloping coconut percussion phrases on “Wide Eyed,” the staccato “Sloop John B” guitar on “Rosie Oh.” This is intellectual art at its best. However, Centipede Hz may alienate some listeners with its aesthetic hardwiring. This is not beautiful music designed to spur visceral emotions. It’s strictly brain fodder — dark and soulless and pretty unapproachable. While it may be difficult to love in the same, consoling sense as Merriweather Post Pavilion, it’s still an achievement that deserves our admiration. Take the track “Monkey Riches.” It’s probably the most eccentric thing Animal Collective has written since 2003’s Here Comes The Indian or maybe even 2002’s Hollinndagain. It could also be the best piece of music it has made. A few minutes into the song, riding a demented Bollywood synth loop, Avey Tare screeches with unfiltered ugliness, “I don’t want to knock you down.” For a moment in our normally monochromatic lives, we’ve been bum-rushed by something grand and unsettling. It doesn’t touch our heart, but it spirals in our head and stimulates our senses. We’ve been knocked down, splashed with hot water and thrust into a trance. This is our brain on breathtaking overload. This. Is. The. News. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Police see DUIs, thefts last month RENOVATION Univ. Police log 194 incidents last month, up from last year By Fola Akinnibi Staff writer Un ive rs i ty Po l i ce re s p o n d e d to a steady number of incidents this summer, ending the month of August with 194 incidents — more than July’s 167 and August 2011’s 156. Reports to police included a DUI, disorderly conduct, theft and false identification. DUI — At about 2 a.m. Aug. 2, an officer pulled over two individuals on a scooter who allegedly ran a stop sign near the AV Williams Building. The officer conducted a traffic stop and reportedly smelled alcohol on the driver, a 20-year-old student. After a field sobriety test, the officer determined the driver of the scooter was intoxicated and placed him under arrest. Upon further search of the scooter, the officer found what he suspected to be marijuana. University Police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky said traffic stops often result in arrests because the driver is intoxicated or carrying an illegal substance. “It happens with relative frequency,” he said. “He could have crashed and suffered serious injuries or death or hit someone else and caused serious injuries or death.”
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Police arrested and charged the student with driving under the influence and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. DISORDERLY CONDUCT — Early in the morning on Aug. 11, an officer in the area of Knox Road reportedly witnessed a male student jump in front of an SUV. Police said the driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the student, who was allegedly impeding the vehicle’s progress at a green light. The student, who was reportedly yelling incoherently at the driver and was visibly drunk, took off running when the officer approached him. The officer placed the student under arrest after chasing him to the Maryland Book Exchange. Limansky said the situation may have been avoided if the student, who was of age, had cooperated with the officer. “When people end up drinking to that degree, they have a hard time making rational decisions,” Limansky said. “If you’re completely noncompliant, then you’re going to end up in jail for the evening.” THEFT — On the morning of Aug. 3, the university’s Security Operations Center observed a student reportedly behaving suspiciously at a bike rack near the plant sciences building. After officers found the student near the Skinner Building and questioned him, the student admitted stealing the bike and officers placed
“When people end up drinking to that degree, they have a hard time making rational decisions.” MARC LIMANSKY
University Police spokesman him under arrest. Limansky advised students to use U-locks because thieves can easily cut cable locks. However, University Police do not know whether the bike was locked. FALSE IDENTIFICATION — On Aug. 5 at about 3 a.m., police responded to a student who was found unconscious near South Campus Commons Building 5. Emergency Medical Services were unable to wake the student and transported him to the hospital. The student’s wallet reportedly contained two licenses — a Maryland license and fake Pennsylvania license. Police cited the student for having the fake identification and referred him to the Office of Student Conduct. Limansky said University Police are aware of the prevalence of fake IDs and local bars need to ensure bouncers are checking IDs and refusing these students entry. “We need to do whatever it takes to do our part in curbing underage drinking and curbing over intoxication,” he said. email@example.com
tastes of the sorority members in mind. An executive board made up of alumnae and the sorority’s president, chapter operations vice president, house manager and finance director guided each renovation, approving the design of the new houses. Gabrielle Auerbach, president of Phi Sigma Sigma, said the women living in the house have loved the new design. Decorated in tones of deep purple and gray, the rooms are full of plush suede couches and dark-stained coffee tables. Previously, the Phi Sigma Sigma house could only house 23 students. Since the renovations, twice as many members can share the space, which Auerbach said has brought everyone closer together. “I’ve heard people who are just really happy and say that living in the house is a lot of fun because you can gather and you can wander from
room to room,” Auerbach said. Bene said her favorite part of her sorority’s new house is a lighted Alpha Phi crest mounted on an entrance wall. “It’s the first thing you see when you walk in,” she said. “It’s the little things that make a difference.” During the renovations, the Alpha Phi and the Phi Sigma Sigma members shared the old Alpha Xi Delta house, just down the road. As Phi Sigma Sigma and Alpha Phi move into their new homes, Alpha Xi Delta is moving as well — back to the campus for the first time since 1994. Alpha Xi Delta will be recruiting this fall, in addition to Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Sigma Sigma. However, Auerbach said the new buildings should not impact recruitment much, even if they offer vast improvements to chapter members. “As nice as any house is, I think it’s always important to realize you join an organization for the people, not just what they have.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Univ. boasts most Boren scholarship recipients By Lily Hua Staff writer Eight university students received Boren Scholarships for long-term study abroad in areas critical to national security, making this university the No. 1 national recipient this year. The Boren Scholarship, which is funded by the National Security Education Program, funds up to $20,000 for undergraduate students to study in foreign areas of special interest to the United States. For the past two years, this university ranked third in the nation in the percentage of applicants who received scholarships. But this year, this university boasted a 47-percent success rate among undergraduate applicants and beat out Arizona State University and American University, which came in second and third place in the nation, respectively. The Boren Fellowship program for graduate students at this university also ranked in the national top three for the second year. “I’m not surprised at all,” said government and politics graduate student Emily Burke, a former Boren Scholar who studied abroad in Turkey. ���The scholarship office prepares students really well when they apply.”
Francis DuVinage, the National Scholarships Office director, said students were sound contenders due to their strong academic backgrounds and Washington-based internship experiences. “Maryland’s Boren Scholars are passionate about using their linguistic and cultural skills in public service,” DuVinage said. “The Boren Scholarship Program attracts students who are very ambitious about helping the United States pursue enlightened initiatives of all kinds around the globe.” Sophomore chemical engineering major Lisa Wiest was one of this year’s recipients and is studying for one year in South Korea. “I’ve always really wanted to study abroad in a country with a foreign language, and Boren helped me achieve my goal,” Wiest said. Recipients must also fulfill a oneyear federal service obligation related to national security within three years of graduation for Boren Scholars and two years for Boren Fellows. Persian language graduate student Evan Jones, a Boren Fellow, said this requirement is an opportunity rather than an obligation. “It’s nice to have the support system of a federal job there for you,” Jones said.
With Eight recipients of the Boren Scholarship this year funding students’ study abroad experiences, including Emily Burke’s (above) in Turkey, this university became the top recipient of the National Security Education Program scholarship. Burke said her study abroad helped her secure a government job. photo courtesy of emily burke Burke — who is working for the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., to fulfill her service obligation — agreed the Boren Scholarship put her on the fast track toward
her ideal career. While she was studying in Turkey, she made connections that landed her federal employment in the U.S. “I definitely think doing any na-
“[penny fuchs] was the one person who went to bat for me, and i didn’t have to ask her to do it.” MARK DAVIS
Valley News reporter and journalism school graduate
Penny bender Fuchs, a journalism college professor and interim associate dean, died Friday after a seven-year-long battle with breast cancer. Fuchs, who at 50 years old, was one of the most honored professors in the university’s history, encouraged students to reach their full potential, faculty and alumni said. photo courtesy of olive reid
FUCHS From PAGE 1 expected to do.” Fuchs worked as a Washington correspondent for Gannett News Service, covering the impeachment and trial of former President Bill Clinton in 1998 and 1999, former Vice President Al Gore’s fundraising role in the White House and Vice President Joe Biden’s time in the Senate. She also served as a reporter for the Daily Press and Daily News Record in Harrisonburg, Va.
That work experience came after Fuchs received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1984. She won several awards as a reporter before joining the journalism college in 1999 as a graduate student and part-time professor. She quickly rose through the ranks as a faculty member before becoming an associate dean, and was one of most honored professors in the university’s history. Seven of the journalism college’s most successful seniors, the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars, named her their top
faculty mentor between 2005 and 2012. She received the honors from four more students than any other teacher. “It’s extraordinary,” colleague and journalism professor Ira Chinoy said of Fuchs’ awards. “She showed what could be done even when she was in a pretty dreadful situation.” Though many tried, no student could pass through Fuchs’ reporting and writing class without receiving at least one “F” — even the college’s top students. But it was the “F” papers she took extra time to mark up, so her students wouldn’t be discouraged, said Michael Fuchs.
“She loved reporting, but I think she loved teaching even more. She would spend long hours grading papers well into the evening, especially when she gave someone an ‘F’ for misspelling a proper noun,” Michael Fuchs said. “I would try to talk her out of it. I’d say, ‘This is terrific; you can’t possibly do that.’ And she’d say, ‘Don’t worry; he or she will learn from it.’” And despite her “tough love” approach, she knew all of her students could be successful journalists, even those who didn’t actively seek out opportunities. “I really remember her as the one person in the journalism school who really believed in me,” said Mark Davis, a 2004 graduate who now reports for the Valley News in New Hampshire and Vermont. “I don’t think most professors knew who I was. ... She was the one person who went to bat for me, and I didn’t have to ask her to do it. She found this job for me.” Although Fuchs completed the coursework for her doctoral degree, she gave it up after her diagnosis. But she never
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looked back, her husband said, because she realized her true passion laid in teaching. It also gave her more time to focus on being a mom — the job she loved most, her husband said — to her 17-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. “She was a journalist through and through and wanted to produce the best journalists,” said Olive Reid, an associate dean in the journalism college. “The students, the alums who she helped train, who she helped educate, that’s her greatest legacy.” Ever since her diagnosis seven years ago, Fuchs pursued reaching every day’s full potential, which has been an infectious attitude, her coworkers said. “She was pretty much an open book. … From the time she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, she treasured every single day,” said journalism professor Carl Stepp, who began working with Fuchs in 1999. “I remember one day we were walking back from the student union having lunch and she looked around and she said, ‘I’m lucky to even be here today.’ I think she made the most of every day, and I think that made people around her make the most of every day.” Fuchs’ survivors include her husband and her two children, Kathryn and Jonathan. firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIAMONDBACK | SPORTS | Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Terps fall to rival Monarchs, rebound vs. Buckeyes By Nicholas Munson Staff writer
Midfielder Megan Frazer notched an assist in the Terps’ loss to Old Dominion on Friday and was one of five players to score in their win over Ohio State on Sunday. chelsea director/the diamondback
LETOURNEAU From PAGE 9 down, 6-0, to a team picked to fi nish in the lower half of the Colonial Athletic Association. A smattering of Terps fans booed their team as it headed into the locker room for halftime, and more than half of the near-capacity student section was empty when the third quarter began. Hope had given way to disgust. It was clear this season would be painful, and few were willing to stick around to watch the start of a rebuilding project. T h e Te r p s d i d m a n a ge to steal an ugly 7-6 win, of course, but that hardly eases the wounds of a fan base desperate to contend. After all, there isn’t another game on the 2012 schedule the Terps seem likely to win, and Saturday’s victory could easily be the biggest highlight of another forgettable season under Edsall. S t i l l , t h e s e c o n d-y e a r
coach isn’t complaining. Even though he acknowledged the game was far from pretty, he was pleased to capture his first win since last October. That’s why he spent much of his postgame press conference focusing on the positive. He praised the defense, lauded punter Nathan Renfro and credited his team’s ability to overcome adversity. “I was very proud of the players from the standpoint that one of the th i ngs we talked about during the winter, summer and preseason was fi nishing,” Edsall said. “They very easily could have folded their tents, but they kept persevering, fighting and clawing, and they found a way to win.” That’s certainly one way to spin it. Edsall knows he’s fighting an uphill battle, that getting people to pay money to watch the Terps play Connecticut in their next home game Sept. 15 is no easy task. He just hopes fans will be sympathetic, that they’ll overlook his team’s obvious shortcomings and give
For the second straight year, the Terrapins field hockey team was ranked No. 1 when it faced rival Old Dominion in its third game of the season. It was a key early-season test, an opportunity for the defending national champion to prove its worth against one of the sport’s top programs. And for the second straight year, the Monarchs upset the top-ra n ked Terps. Maybe it wasn’t as horrific as last year’s 4-0 debacle, but Friday’s 2-1 loss included plenty of shortcomings: the flat start offensively, the missed scoring opportunities and the inability to mount a comeback. Still, the Terps didn’t let the disappointing defeat ruin
it a chance to improve. T h at’s why he u sed h i s opening statement Saturday to thank the 31,321 in attendance — the program’s smallest opening-day crowd since 1997 — for cheering loudly and staying to the bitter end. Forget the boos. Forget the halftime exodus. He was just thankful there were still some people who cared. “Be patient with them,” Edsall said. “They’re going to get better, and they’re working. But t hey need [t he fa n s’] support. And they really appreciate the support.” Maybe so. But hope is a precious commodity. Even though the Terps survived the Tribe, there were few reasons for optimism. They’ll need to provide a beleaguered fan base a reason to care against Temple this weekend. Because once that hope is gone, it’s nearly impossible to get it back. email@example.com
Quarterback Perry Hills passed for 145 yards and threw three interceptions in his first career start Saturday. charlie deboyace/the diamondback
TRIBE From PAGE 1 “I was definitely happy with how we handled the situation because they could have scored touchdowns in every last one of those situations,” linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield said. “We didn’t let them score one touchdown, so letting them come away with a field goal isn’t a bad thing.” Keeping the Tribe (0-1) from crossing the goal line proved key for a Terps (1-0) team that predictably struggled on offense. Hills threw an interception on his second career pass attempt and had another one on the team’s third drive of the game. Both gave William & Mary field position deep inside the Terps’ territory, and both led to field goals that gave the Tribe a 6-0 lead that would stand until the fourth quarter. “I wasn’t really nervous,” Hills said, “just a couple of silly mistakes that I shouldn’t have made.” Hills’ inexperience under center — he fi nished the game 16-of-24 for 145 yards and three interceptions — was evident throughout the early part of Saturday’s game. Seven of the Terps’ first nine drives resulted in either an interception, fumble or three-and-out, and the other two concluded in a missed field
goal and the end of the first half. Only one of those drives gained more than 40 yards. It wasn’t until the team’s d r ive to op e n t h e fo u r t h quarter that it finally put something together. After William & Mary kicker Drake Kuhn missed a 48-yard field goal that would’ve given his team a nine-point lead, the Ter ps d rove dow n to t he Tribe’s 36-yard line. A 22-yard screen pass to wide receiver Kevin Dorsey on third-and-8 brought the Terps into the red zone, and Pickett crossed the goal line two plays later. “We were always making mistakes on drives where we couldn’t sustain anything,” coach Randy Edsall said. “I think it was just a matter of putting 10 plays together back to back without having the mistakes.” With a true freshman quarterback and five underclassmen seeing significant playing time at running back and wide receiver, it’s no surprise the Terps took some time to get on the same page offensively. But even with similar youth on the other side of the line of scrimmage, the team’s defense showed Saturday it’s already prepared to play at a high level. Though the quarterback duo of Brent Caprio and Raphael Ortiz led arguably the worst offensive attacks the Terps will face this season, the team’s
ability to limit its production was impressive nonetheless. Even with three projected starters — linebacker Kenny Tate, safety Matt Robinson and defensive lineman Keith Bowers — sitting out due to injury, the Terps limited the Tribe to 125 yards through the air on 10-of23 passing and held them out of the end zone despite the four Terps giveaways. “I thought they played wonderfully; to give up so few points and not give up a touchdown,” Dorsey said. “The points they did give up, I would say were the offense’s fault — from turnovers and putting them in a bad position. The defense played incredibly well today.” Their record might stand at 1-0, but a one-point win over a Colonial Athletic Association opponent leaves a lot to be desired as the Terps prepare for a road matchup with Temple — a team that blew them out, 38-7, in College Park last September — next weekend. Edsall, however, said this type of win is exactly what his team needed. “I think we learned a lot more from ourselves and playing through what we went through today than if you have a game that’s a blowout,” Edsall said. “I think this kind of game was probably better for us.” firstname.lastname@example.org
them. Just two days a fter falling to Old Dominion, they hosted yet a not her h ig hranked team in No. 15 Ohio State on Sunday. This time, they left nothing to chance. They throttled the Buckeyes, 5-0, and asserted their dominance on both ends of the field. “It feels good,” midfielder Megan Frazer said Sunday. “The more goals we have is a way that we gauge how well we’re coming together as a team. That was our game plan — to be more aggressive. That’s more our style of play.” T hat agg ressiveness, though, wasn’t necessarily absent against the Monarchs. The Terps (3-1) tallied more shots and penalty corners than the Monarchs in each half Friday, but they didn’t notch their first goal until
fo r w a r d K a t i e G e r z a b e k finally put the Terps on the board in the 61st minute. T he Terps had plenty of scoring opportunities in the ga me’s wa n i ng moments, having three separate penalty corner chances in the last two minutes. Midfielder Janessa Pope’s shot attempt in the 70th minute was blocked, Old Dominion goalie Friederike Jahns hauled in a Frazer bid seconds later and an Old Dominion defender blocked Ali McEvoy’s chance as time expired. Later in the weekend, despite the Terps’ commitment to attacking Ohio State early, they understood reversing their fortunes meant capitalizing on chances. That was hardly a problem against the Buckeyes, as the Terps tied a season-high 19
shots. T he team poured it on with a balanced offensive game that featured five different players scoring goals. E ve n b e t te r, t h e d e fe n s e limited the Buckeyes’ offense to one shot i n t he l a st 35 minutes of the game. In the end, Ohio State only totaled seven shots (two shots on goal) the entire game. With their latest win, the Terps proved Friday’s showing wasn’t necessarily a sign of things to come. They showed they can still dominate a game from start to fi nish. “I felt the women encouraged each other in a really positive way,” coach Missy Meharg said after the win. “I was just impressed in the way that we grew in the game.” email@example.com
BRUINS From PAGE 9 the ninth m inute. But on Friday, the Bruins put the hosts in an early, tough hole. “They came in with a lot of fight,” midfielder John Stertzer said Friday. “They came out and attacked us right from the start. We were kind of lazy at the beginning and it kind of cost us. We had to fight back.” On Sunday, Stertzer made sure the Terps didn’t fall behind against California. In the 37th minute of a scoreless match, reserve midfielder Tsubasa Endoh deflected a cross from forward Patrick Mullins at the 6-yard line across the front of the goal. Stertzer slid, putting the ball past California goalkeeper Kevin Peach for his third goal of the year. Stertzer was the first of five Terps to score against the Golden Bears, and reserve forward Jordan Cyrus scored a game-high two goals. The Terps outshot the Golden Bears, 20-4, finishing the weekend with a 42-12 shot advantage. “I think we wanted to make sure we learned our lesson from Friday night as far as starting out hard and not going down a goal, especially against good teams,” Mullins said Sunday. Mullins played a vital role in the offense this weekend, recording his first goal of the year and notching three assists in the two games. For the season, the New Orleans
Midfielder John Stertzer scored two goals this weekend. charlie deboyace/the diamondback native has a team-high five assists and is tied with Stertzer for the team lead in points with seven. While the offense put the game out of reach Sunday, the defense rebounded for its second shutout of the season. It was a carryover from Friday’s performance — after allowing the two goals in the first 15 minutes of play, the defense clamped down, allowing four shots in the final 65 minutes. “I thought we gave up a couple of soft goals, some opportunistic goals,” Cirovski said Friday. “We battled back. A lot of guys came in and helped us. At the end of the day, I challenged our guys at halftime and they came through.” And the Terps did it without two key starters. With mid-
fielder Helge Leikvang and defender Taylor Kemp sidelined Sunday with injuries, the Terps were forced to make adjustments to the back two lines. Mikias Eticha started in place of Leikvang, Mikey Ambrose switched sides on the backline to replace Kemp and Widner Saint Cyr entered the starting lineup. T he Golden Bears were unable to mount any significant attacks, leaving Cardona mostly untested. After Friday’s wake-up call, it was a welcome performance. “We’re not used to giving up early goals like that,” defender London Woodberry said Friday. “We just got to stay more tuned in.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Terps cure offensive woes in wins against George Mason, Towson By Erin Egan Senior staff writer Megan Gibbons pushed the ball down the right side of the field Sunday afternoon, speeding past Towson’s defense. She crossed the ball into the center of Ludwig Field and it was met by the foot of midfielder Becky Kaplan. A second later, the ball was in the back of the net. It was a familiar sight for the Terrapins women’s soccer team this weekend. After struggling to take advantage of a multitude of scoring opportunities over their first three games, the Terps finally found their way, cruising to a 3-1 victory over George Mason on Friday before demolishing Towson, 5-0, in their home opener Sunday. “ We c a m e o u t a n d we played Maryland soccer,” midfielder Olivia Wagner said. “I think all games can be like this.” Coming into the weekend, the Terps (3-1-1) had taken 51 shots in three games against Navy, Villanova and Ohio State but had scored only three goals, a shooting clip
of less than 6 percent. This weekend, though, the Terps raised that number to nearly 20 percent in two games, scoring their eight goals on 41 opportunities. “We took adva ntage of some opportunities,” coach Jonathan Morgan said. “The three games prior to that we were creating opportunities, but now we’re creating dangerous stuff, and for us to put those opportunities away is huge for our kids’ confidence.” One of those chances came just before halftime Sunday, when Wagner faked out her Towson defender and rocketed a shot from 25 yards away to give the Terps a 2-0 lead. Wagner and her teammates had made similar moves early in the season, but this weekend was the first time the Terps were able to consistently capitalize on those chances. It’s a marked improvement for a team that sent 11 shots sailing over the crossbar in a 1-0 loss to the Buckeyes on Aug. 26. “I think that we’ve been playing a lot better since Ohio State, which we kind of dropped,” forward Hayley Brock said Sunday. “Our last
game against George Mason, we did a lot better and today I thought we played well, too.” The Terps attributed part of their improved accuracy to an increase in higher-percentage shot opportunities. Prior to this weekend, the Terps’ forwards and midfielders had struggled to connect on passes, leaving the team’s scorers with difficult looks at the net. Against the Patriots (2-3) and Tigers (0-4-1), though, the team’s offense seemed to fi nally get on the same page. “Last week, the shots were coming from much further distances,” Morgan said. “We spent some time on it and really improved.” Continuing to improve — and take advantage of — those shot opportunities will be key for a Terps team looking to make its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. They were able to do it this weekend. Now it’s simply a matter of doing it consistently. “If we come out and play like we did today,” midfielder Ashley Spivey said, “I think we’re going to have the same result.” email@example.com
STATLINE Quarterback Perry Hills’ performance against William & Mary on Saturday
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Terps tie UCLA, rout Cal Team outshot West Coast foes, 42-12 By Daniel Gallen Senior staff writer
finally move past his tumultuous first season in College Park. There would be no such luck. By 4:30, the Terps had thrown three interceptions, fumbled once and missed a 25-yard field goal attempt. Despite allowing just 88 yards of total offense in the first half, they were
The Terrapins men’s soccer team learned its lesson Friday night. After falling behind early to No. 11 UCLA, the No. 6 Terps clawed back for a 2-2 draw at Ludwig Field. A comeback would hardly be necessary Sunday, as the Terps scored five second-half goals to rout California, 6-0. “The team took the draw like a loss,” coach Sasho Cirovski said Sunday. “There’s no question. UCLA played a great game and had some other chances as well, but we really feel like we deserved more out of that game. We also didn’t think it was our best effort. We made some mistakes and we wanted to come out today and correct those, and we did.” UCL A forwa rd Reed Wi l l ia ms managed to put two goals past goalkeeper Keith Cardona in the first 15 minutes. The Terps responded immediately to Williams’ fi rst goal, but defensive lapses set them back. In the season opener against No. 14 Louisville on Aug. 26, it was the Terps who blitzed their opponent and scored in
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Wide Receiver Kerry Boykins consoles freshman quarterback Perry Hills (right) after a first-quarter interception. Hills is one of the young players coach Randy Edsall’s Terps are relying on to help rebuild the program. charlie deboyace/the diamondback
Don’t get your hopes up
Terps still need to provide reason for optimism after lackluster win vs. William & Mary CONNOR LETOURNEAU Hope is a tricky thing. It can be based on next to nothing, and it can disappear at the fi rst sign of trouble. At the start of the Terrapins football team’s season opener against William & Mary, Byrd Stadium was
the liveliest it’s been in nearly a year. Students packed the student section, alums doted on the freshman class’ potential and elementary-schoolaged children proudly displayed their new Under Armour jerseys. It was the start of a new year, a time to dream big and hope for the best. Never mind the Terps were coming off a 2-10 record, had 13
players transfer in the offseason and already lost starting quarterback C.J. Brown to a season-ending knee injury. Maybe the stars will align, optimists may have wondered moments before the game’s 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday. Maybe the Terps’ seven firsttime starters will play like skilled veterans and coach Randy Edsall can
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