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Scooter laws go into effect State law requires helmet and registration By Fola Akinnibi Staff writer Many scooter riders on the campus will be sporting two new accessories this week: registration and regulation helmets, under new state scooter laws effective today. In addition, riders must get at least the minimum vehicle liability insurance, carry proof of insurance when operating their vehicle and display a decal — proof of title certification — on the rear of the scooter. Though the increased regulations come with higher fines, University Police plan to grant students a period of leeway in case they were uninformed of the policy change. “We’ll start with an educational phase. We’ll give out warnings in the first few weeks,” said University Police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky. “We’re not going to start out giving citations.” Officers will not give out repeat warnings, Limansky added. If scooter riders fail to comply with the new law, they may face the following penalties:
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$110 for not wearing a helmet, $110 for not having eye protection or a windscreen, $290 for lacking insurance and $70 for lacking title certification, according to the Maryland Capitol Police website. Additionally, while enforcement now falls under police jurisdiction rather than the Department of Transportation Services, a university senator hopes student drivers will take one more step before riding their scooters across the campus: passing a traffic course. A bill submitted by staff senator Alan Holmes proposes all
student scooter riders take a two-hour course run by University Police and DOTS before registering their vehicles. Holmes, who is also a DOTS employee, said he proposed the bill only as a worried senator. Many scooter riders are unaware of how the traffic laws apply to them, he said, and the course would allow them to be safer on the road. He recalled seeing students riding scooters on the wrong side of the road, among other unsafe practices. “I’ve almost run into scooters See scooters, Page 2
By Quinn Kelley Senior staff writer When university President Wallace Loh first took the helm nearly two years ago, he was only the first of dozens of new faces to come. Loh wasn’t the only one who had to travel hundreds of miles and learn the ropes of an entirely new city, campus and community — he also had more than 10 high-level administrative positions to quickly fill just days after stepping onto the campus. Today, however, Provost Mary Ann Rankin will officially assume her post, marking the end of one of the university’s largest ever administrative turnovers. And though all of the new administrators — who also include Research Vice President Patrick O’Shea, Chief Diversity Officer Kumea ShorterGooden and University Relations Vice President Peter Weiler — are just beginning to learn how to work with each other, becoming part of a new team is easier and more seamless than joining administrators who have been around for years, Shorter-Gooden said.
“The fact that the leadership is in flux … that really helps me to be part of this new wave in a way that I think is a little easier than if I had walked into a place where everybody else had been here 10 years,” she said. But it won’t all be easy, especially because Rankin — who is second in command — is the newest cabinet member. “That’s sort of the biggest task ahead, is [Rankin] kind of getting immersed and up to speed with College Park culture,” Shorter-Gooden said. “Dr. Rankin has a huge task ahead of her.” While the new administrators come from varying backgrounds and realms of experience that could pose some challenges in working together, this will also foster healthy debate and more creative ideas, said Brodie Remington, former university relations vice president. “It’s a diverse group — different backgrounds and experiences — and I think that’s very healthy,” Remington said. “They get along very well together. See turnover, Page 3
FINDING ANOTHER ROUTE NITE Ride usage decreases, students complain about wait times By Bradleigh Chance Staff writer A drop in students using NITE Ride last year may stem from reported difficulties using the curb-to-curb service, students said. The Department of Transportation Services saw a significant loss of ridership last year for NITE Ride, which students can call from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. to pick them up from areas not covered by other DOTS operating routes. While 27,148 riders used the service from July 2010 to June 2011, only 22,327 people rode the shuttle during the same period
this past year. Many students said they suspect DOTS has seen a loss of interest because the shuttle is ineffective or unreliable, though officials said student demand on the weekends creates a strain for the service. “The complaints come when a student doesn’t understand the nature of the service,” DOTS Assistant Director Beverly Malone wrote in an email. The vans operate based on student demand, not a set schedule, so wait times largely depend on the frequency between calls and the locations students request for their pickup and drop-off. While some students said it
can take more than an hour for a shuttle to arrive, Malone wrote the service operates as quickly as possible — the $366,000 cost for NITE Ride accounts for sending out up to four vehicles at once, as well as maintaining and replacing the vans. If call volume is unexpectedly high, a standby driver will be assigned to NITE Ride, Malone added. When other buses were no longer running one night, sophomore English major Greta Boller said she and her friends got caught in a storm about 20 minutes from the campus. After allegedly See RIDE, Page 2
Teaching center in works
Officials push using umd-secure
$55.1 million building will be first of its kind; construction set to begin June 2014 By Savannah Doane-Malotte Staff writer
By Fatimah Waseem Staff writer DITofficialsareencouragingmorestudents to connect to the Internet through “umd-secure” — an encrypted network that,unlike the“umd”network,does not require multiple log-ins to gain access. With approximately 4,100 access points, this school boasts one of the largest networks of any national
nite ride services only operate within specified areas (pictured above). If students call and ask for a ride that is served by an operating route, they must wait for the next bus. photo illustration by charlie deboyace/the diamondback
division of information technology officials said students should use “umd-secure” rather than “umd” to connect to the Internet to help ensure they get the best wireless experience possible. charlie deboyace/the diamondback public research university. As of Aug. 29, 70.7 percent of the 20,814 wireless users on the campus log onto the Internet through “umd,” while 26.8
percent use “umd-secure.” Division of Information Technology officials
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A committee of university administrators and staff members have begun drawing up the design plans for a state-of-the-art $55.1 million teaching and learning center, which will stand as the first building of its kind on the campus and promote interactive and cooperative learning. The Edward St. John Teaching and Learning Center — a project that has been in talks among university ad-
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ministrators for more than two decades — will stand next to Holzapfel Hall and feature seven classrooms, each housing between 80 and 320 seats. However, unlike in other lecture halls and classrooms on the campus, the chairs in these rooms will be able to swivel, allowing students to work together in groups of six. Other design details will be finalized through March 2014 and construction will begin June of that year with the demolition of
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SCOOTERS From PAGE 1 because they don’t th i n k they have to follow the traffic laws,” he said. “They have no idea that pedestrians, crosswalks and traffic laws apply to them.” In order to better study the issue, the Senate Executive Committee postponed its deliberation Friday on whether to charge a committee with reviewing the proposal until the body’s next meeting. “I don’t have enough information to make a reasonable decision,” Senate Executive
Director Reka Montfort said. Holmes said the cost of the course would be bundled with the scooter registration cost. For scooter riders, a yearlong DOTS permit through walk-in registration costs $114. However, some scooter riders on the campus said it would be wasteful to add the additional requirement for students. “I don’t think it’s necessary,” said Benjamin Finkel, a senior information systems major. “You don’t need a class to register your car on campus; the same rules are enforced for cars and scooters.” K.J. Hockaday, a sopho-
more ba seba l l pl ayer enrolled in letters and sciences, also said a scooter class was unnecessary. “You’re not taking it on the highway or anything,” he said. It would be much easier, Holmes said, to distribute a brochure with safety rules and traffic laws than it would be to implement a course — but the proposal is still practical, he added. “I don’t think it would be a burden,” Holmes said. “The medical bills will be a burden if they get hit by a car.” email@example.com
Dots launched nite ride to pick up students from areas not located on the Shuttle-UM routes. However, the department saw fewer patrons using NITE Ride this year, which some students said may be because they experience unreliable service. file photo/the diamondback
RIDE From PAGE 1 waiting on hold for at least 45 minutes, the phone system hu ng up on Bol ler a nd her friends, and they gave up. “Four of us were calling, and no one could get through,” Boller said, adding she’s had difficulty getting a ride reserved on other occasions. According to Malone, there was only one day when students may have waited for up to three hours, as a storm knocked out power to DOTS’ phones. “Typical and ideal wait times are 10 minutes,” Malone wrote. Still, Boller doubts she will try using NITE Ride again — the line will often ring for 30 seconds and go to voicemail, she said, and it’s not clear whether there’s a delay or a malfunction with the phones. “What if it had been a real emergency?” Boller said. “I can’t trust NITE Ride at all, and that scares me. If you can’t rely on them around 9:30 on a Saturday night, then when can you rely on them?” NITE Ride’s use has fluctuated in the past. In 2011, officia ls reported seei ng a sharp spike, primarily from students using the service like a taxi — in April 2011, ridership was up more than 3,000 people from that same stretch in 2010. Statistics from previous years were not available, but M a lone told T he Diamondback then it was an unprecedented increase. In addition, the service has
“NITE RIDE SUCKS ON THE WEEKEND. BUT DURING THE WEEK, THEY’LL GO AND PICK YOU UP AT THE COMCAST GARAGE WITHOUT ANY HESITATION ON THEIR PART.” STEPHANIE SANTOS
Sophomore criminology and criminal justice major
garage without any hesitation on their part.” The problem, Santos said, is students want to rely on NITE Ride the most over the weekends. Many students may end their night in an unsafe location without safe transportation, she said. Additionally, the dispatchers are not clear about how long the wait will be or whether all the vehicles in service are full, she said. “Typically, the dispatcher will just try to tell me that a bus will be there soon, even if it’s not,” Santos said. “I don’t like to be lied to. ... It’s not the dispatcher’s fault; it’s the system and I’ve given up on it.”
proven to be a useful too for several students, in particular during the week. Sophomore criminology and criminal justice major Stephanie Santos said she has seen the good and bad of NITE Ride. “NITE R ide sucks on the weekend,” Santos said. “But during the week, they’ll go and pick you up at the Comcast firstname.lastname@example.org
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WIRELESS From PAGE 1
About 70 percent of wireless Internet users on the campus log on under “umd,” compared to about 27 percent for network “umd-secure.” Officials said they are pushing the latter network because it does not require multiple log-ins and provides the best wireless experience, though several students said they were still unaware they had multiple options. charlie deboyace/the diamondback
TURNOVER From PAGE 1 It’s a good team.” Additionally, searching for new administrators — which requires putting together a search committee as well as months of research and interviews — “absorbs energy,” O’She a sa id . Now, L oh’s cabinet and other university faculty can simply focus on the tasks at hand and help propel the university forward. “I think things will definitely move more quickly,” O’Shea said. However, Remington said he didn’t think things had slowed down, instead noting the university has “come a long way” under the leadership of both Loh and former university President Dan Mote.
“For me, it’s a very steep learning curve, and i’m clinging to the side of it. It certainly has helped to have people like ann wylie.” KUMEA SHORTER-GOODEN Chief diversity officer
“I guess when you think of turnover, maybe you think of disruption or changing of course, but I didn’t have any sense of that,” he said. “I actually think things have been moving swiftly since President Loh arrived.” Although the turnover has brought “significant losses” in the form of upper-level administrators leaving the university, Shorter-Gooden said, it has afforded new administrators the opportunity to step
said they are pushing the latter network among students not because of security breaches, but to ensure students get the best Internet experience possible. “The network requires some device set up ahead of time, but the time spent on configuration is worthwhile,” DIT communications and marketing director Phyllis Johnson said. This semester, DIT also took down the “umd-fast” network, which was established around 2007 as an option that connected up to five times faster than “umd” but was deemed no longer necessary, Johnson said. “ M a ny of to d ay’s mobi le devices and laptops automatically connect to [‘umd-fast’s] faster … frequencies without user intervention,” she said. Although DIT has promoted “umd-secure” for several years through posters in shuttle buses, residence halls, Stamp Student
back, evaluate priorities and determine whether tasks and projects are being carried out in the most efficient way. “T here’s kind of an unfreezing,” she said. “I find that exciting.” The qualifications of the new administrators eliminated any kind of “learning curve,” Remington said, but others said they are still getting acclimated to the university. “For me, it’s a very steep learning curve, and I’m clinging to the side of it,” Shorter-Gooden said. “It certainly has helped to have people like Ann Wylie as the [former interim] provost, who has been here for 40 years.” Even for administrators like O’Shea, who is new to his post but has been at the university for more than 30 years, having other staff members remain in their posts through
the course of the turnover has eased the transition. “Even though the top leadership has changed, a lot of the underlying staff will continue, which is good for continuity,” he said. In addition to the group’s diversity, several said one of the best parts of having so many new administrators is the vitality and fresh perspectives they will bring to the administration. Despite the challenges that may lay ahead, there is always uncharted territory with a new administration that could lead to more creative thinking going forward, administrators said. “There’s an energy that’s really wonderful. I think it’s good and it’s bad to have a lot of new people,” Rankin said. “It will be fun to be a part of that.” email@example.com
Union and other technology hot spots, several students said they automatically assumed “umd” was the default option for connecting to the Internet. “You have to do the research,” senior sociology major Jennifer Zavala said. “Before I did, I would log on so many times in a day on my phone and laptop because it would log out after a few minutes.” Other students reported more minute problems surfaced once they’ve made the click from “umd” to “umd-secure.” “Si nce you need to log i n through a browser with wireless connection, if you have a device without a browser, such as a wireless-capable printer or a gaming console, it is more difficult to use those devices quickly and efficiently,” senior biology and philosophy major Syrus Nourbakhsh said. Making the switch from cell phone data to a secure connection on the campus can also be challenging, other students said. To educate students on the
CENTER From PAGE 1 Shriver Hall, according to Facilities Management officials. Administrators hope to open the center’s doors by May 2016. “T he design process has just started,” operations and maintenance Director Jack Baker said. “There will be more details about the layouts of the classrooms once they have made some more decisions.” Construction of the teaching and learning center will be funded mostly by the state in addition to a $10 million private donation, and the completed building will feature modern audiovisual technology such as video conferencing and stateof-the-art projectors. About 10,000 students will use the center each, but it will not be
“I would log on so many times in a day on my phone and laptop because it would log out after a few minutes.” JENNIFER ZAVALA
Senior sociology major
various Internet options available, DIT staff distribute “Get Connected” CDs at the beginning of the school year and have them available at the division’s Help Desk. DIT also offers one-on-one connection opportunities and uses its presence at fairs to connect with the commuter community. Students and DIT officials alike said it is ultimately up to the students to find the best option for surfing the Web while on the campus. “It’s a simple matter of following instructions on the [DIT] website,” senior Vineet Shah said. “You’ll never have to enter your password to get on the Internet again.” firstname.lastname@example.org
“We want this to be a building that people come to see from all over the country. ... our time has finally come.” BETSY BEISE
Academic planning and programs associate provost identified with a specific academic department. The design committee has not yet decided which departments will use the building, but members have discussed housing several math, architecture and general education classes, according to Facilities Management Capital Projects Director Bill Olen. “The goal of this building is to provide classroom space that is collaborative,” Olen said. “This type of learning is definitely new and upcoming, and we want to be on par with our peer universities.” To gather ideas for the center’s design, members of the design committee recently visited several other universities that feature interactive classrooms, including the University of Virginia and Georgetown University. “We want this to be a building that people come to see from all over the country,” Academic Planning and Programs Associate Provost Betsy Beise said. “The university has been waiting for 25 years to build this, and our time has fi nally come.” Beise added she does not believe the technological resou rces at t he center w i l l replace the need for a large faculty of professors. “The use of this technology is defi nitely instructor-intensive,” she said. “We are looking to have this building with the same amount of resources and professors as we have now.” Severa l students sa id they think the collaborative design of the teaching center would enhance their learning experience. “These types of classrooms are a great idea for all majors,” freshman history major Julie Guacci said. “It allows discussions to be opened up, and the ability to work well with others is an important skill.” email@example.com
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EZRA FISHMAN This past Wednesday, Facts and Logic About the Middle East, a San Francisco-based political organization, placed an advertisement in The Diamondback entitled, “The Myth of ‘Settlements.’” Like every other ad published by FLAME, it was inflammatory, argumentative and untruthful. Like most other FLAME ads, it also went without much notice. It’s always tough, as an opinionated person, to decide whether or not to make a fuss about a small thing like this. If I don’t mention FLAME to anyone, no one will know that they exist; if I do, I’ll just give them free marketing. At the same time, though, I find it unconscionable and – for lack of a better word – dirty to sit and pretend not to care every time FLAME soils our student newspaper with its propaganda. Each time it prints an ad, I have to decide: ignore or abhor? This week, I chose to abhor. “But why, Ezra?” you might ask. “Why do you hate FLAME with such a burning passion? What have they ever done to you?” Well first, I suggest reading their advertisement on Page 3 of The Diamondback’s Sept. 26 issue. If you still don’t understand, I’ll explain. First, I disagree with the fundamental premise that Israel is the Jewish state and all other claims have no merit. It is impossible to make this argument logically. Jews, Muslims, Christians and everyone else have been living together in this holy land for more than a millennium — granted, with plenty of conflict. Thus, it is impossible to say without any religious argument that the land belongs to any one people. This, in itself, is not enough to bother me. However, FLAME tries to refocus the dialogue away from real issues, and, in doing so, distracts from real progress. No one but the most extreme “Zionist”
organization (like FLAME) will argue that Judea and Samaria, colloquially known as the West Bank, are solely and rightfully in the possession of the Jewish people and Israel, and that no other claim exists. As an Israel advocate, I find myself constantly fighting for a fair solution to the negotiations. It makes it nearly impossible to find any middle ground with anyone else when my friends and I are instantly grouped together with these faux “Zionists” instead of the real Zionists, who actually want the problems to be solved. Real solutions demand real answers and real dialogue. Still, everyone deserves an opinion, and many opinions can be based on facts looked at from different perspectives. As such, FLAME would still be within its rights to publish its opinions. But FLAME chooses to reject the usage of facts and logic in its arguments, and instead relies on “facts” and “logic.” “Facts” include historical events that occurred, but are described in a slightly twisted manner. It’s not signifi cant enough to make them lies, but enough to make them misleading. “Logic” includes the usage of these “facts” to draw conclusions that make sense in an isolated system, but fail miserably when considering the broader picture of history. These “Facts” and “Logic” About the Middle East – the FLAME model – are an intentional and malicious misuse of a public forum, and, to me, completely objectionable. Just as an organization that proved “scientifically” one race was superior to another or homosexuality is a choice that should be prohibited, FLAME — which uses its “facts” and “logic” — should be unwelcome as well. I think it’s time Maryland Media, Inc. does the right thing and stops allowing the advertisements. Don’t you?
t the beginning of every school year, devoted Maryland sports fans begin counting down the days to Maryland Madness, the first day the men’s and women’s basketball teams can formally begin practicing. While the athletic department doesn’t announce the official date until the end of September, it falls around the same time every year (the second week of October), so fans are never taken by surprise. It’s strange, then, that Student Entertainment Events chose Oct. 12, the same day as Maryland Madness, to book one of its biggest fall shows. Bo Burnham, a young comedian and musician — who apparently is a big deal, though some of us on this editorial board hadn’t heard of him until SEE’s announcement — will be performing the same day from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Maryland Madness starts at the same time, so students will have to pick between the two, or simply go late to Maryland Madness. First, let’s provide a little background on Maryland Madness. It’s part of the national Midnight Madness, when college basketball teams across the country begin practicing as soon as the NCAA allows them to. It’s one of the biggest events in college athletics, and it’s a tradition that started on this campus. In 1970, former men’s basketball coach Lefty Driesell decided
to promote the team by starting basketball practice literally at midnight on Oct. 15. According to a 2009 ESPN. com article, he made his players run a mile around the football field while a few hundred students cheered them on. “The Terps might not have copyrighted the phrase Midnight Madness (someone else did, though),” the article states, “but they defined it.”
Scheduling comedian Bo Burnham the same day as Maryland Madness may be a detrimental move for SEE. Thanks to the Terps, the event has evolved into something much more than players shooting their first few hoops. It’s an event that unites students and alumni to support their team, and the crowd excitedly takes part in several of the events to get the teams amped up for the upcoming season. We’re aware having to choose between Maryland Madness and Bo Burnham isn’t the most pressing problem students or the campus face (and may prompt some people to respond with #firstworldproblems), but it seems to be one that could have easily been avoided. We understand that booking a big-name artist isn’t easy and depends on the artist’s availability, but Maryland
Madness, and its timing year to year, is pretty predictable. And this is the university that started it all; shouldn’t we have the biggest, loudest and most rambunctious crowd of any school in the country? Booking a concert and having students choose between the two seems to defeat the purpose of it all. Additionally, this year’s Maryland Madness is going to be bigger than usual. Last week, ESPN announced it would be providing on-site coverage of the event, with Len Elmore, a 1974 alumnus and one of the most iconic Terps players, broadcasting the event live for part of ESPN’s coverage of the event. How silly would it look for ESPN to cut back to Comcast only to find the stadium partly empty? Simply put, SEE didn’t plan its event as well as it should have, which is unfortunate, considering many students would love to see Bo Burnham on any other day. Maybe some students wouldn’t have gone to either event anyway, but there are likely a large number of students (as evidenced by complaints on the Bo Burnham event’s Facebook page) who will have to decide which event is more important to them. Bo Burnham may see a smaller crowd than he would have if the event were on any other day (resulting in less money for SEE to book big-name artists later in the year), or fewer people will show up to Maryland Madness. Either way, SEE has set up a lose-lose situation.
Ezra Fishman is a junior accounting and finance major. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall break: What’s that? DAVID OLIVER I was on Facebook the other day, and a friend from home asked me when my fall break is. I typed, “I don’t have a fall break,” as I am forced to answer annually. The University System of Maryland has a set of bylaws that determine the dates for each institution’s academic calendar, officially adopted two to three years in advance. The most up-to-date version of the document is from 2001. Here is the writ for the fall semester: “A fall semester which begins before Labor Day, except in those calendar years when a start after Labor Day can also accommodate the requirements for class meeting time, interrupted by a recess for Thanksgiving. The final examination period will conclude on or before December 23.” So let me get this straight. A university — which is a) 25 percent Jewish and doesn’t officially cancel classes for Jewish holidays and b) constantly advertises student mental health initiatives all over campus — doesn’t give its students a break until about 13 weeks into the semester? Also, why doesn’t school start after Labor Day? There’s this awkward break right at the start of classes, which takes the focus away from the start of the semester. The spring semester offers a much better scenario: a weeklong break about halfway through. This is a great period of time that offers students the opportunity to travel, spend time at home and just stop working for a while. The fall semester is nonstop. Schools such as Cornell University, Haverford
University and Bucknell University offer a few days off in early October to give their students a breather right around midterms. Syracuse University and Pennsylvania State University give students a whole week off for Thanksgiving, giving them ample time to focus on family and finish homework. Now, our school has something that students at other colleges clamor for: a winter term. Students can catch up on classes they haven’t taken yet, improve grades by retaking classes or just try to graduate a little sooner. This five-week term is why this university’s winter break is a week longer than most schools – besides the University of Delaware, which usually doesn’t begin its spring semester until early February. As September draws to a close and October begins, I am in the same place I’ve been for the last few years: wishing, hoping, praying that for some bizarre and asinine reason, the university will announce some kind of hiatus from classes to alleviate student stress. After all, we’re paying tuition, listening to lectures, writing papers, taking tests — for what? Only weekends off, which aren’t really off because class resumes Monday. I ask this university to reexamine its academic calendar policies. These have not been amended in more than 10 years — clearly a sign they need a change. If the university can afford almost $100,000 in new televisions for dining halls, I think it could spend some time polishing its academic calendar to stay current with other universities and show its students – and hardworking faculty, for that matter – some appreciation. David Oliver is a junior journalism major. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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No one is above the law, no one is below it MARC PRIESTER Though I understand the urgency and ambitions surrounding the LGBT community’s marriage equality campaigns, the focus must be realigned to educating others on workforce discrimination of the LGBT community — and how we openly allow it. Though several states are independently seeking to end this discrimination, that is a far cry from all 50 states and the federal government trying to remedy the situation. What’s most disgusting is the sheer ignorance behind this pressing issue. Even I, a generally well-read student, only learned the U.S. government offers no protection against workplace discrimination for the LGBT community when I was informed by history professor Robyn Muncy in a women’s history class. To clarify, in many states it is perfectly within an employer’s legal right to refuse pensions to gay couples, stifle their ability to be promoted and — most perversely — terminate them on the basis of sexual orientation. Workplace discrimination exists in the status quo, even with protections. Women receive less pay than men while performing the same tasks, and minorities hit glass ceilings when attempting to move vertically within company hierarchies.
Even in these cases, the transformation of corporate America relative to the past has been astounding, though work still needs to be done. A lot of these injustices have already been reduced, and can be attributed to deinstitutionalizing discrimination. By setting certain precedents outlawing discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender and other factors, we provided mechanisms for the workers to fight back against prejudice. By allowing the law to be open-ended enough for one to legitimately discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, though, we have turned back the clock to an era of evil inhumanity — a time when equality was a fictitious facade cloaked in hatred. We’ve created second-class citizens and alienated the masses because of arbitrary factors. Any remnants of this society must be terminated with extreme prejudice. America must be militant against hatred in the name of justice. Your federal government has failed to protect these individuals, as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would provide blanket coverage of equal employment rights, has failed to pass since its 1994 introduction. Failing to extend equal rights to all Americans is an egregious blunder, and in my opinion is the worst form of inadequacy our government can have. It is up to the LGBT community, on the campus and around the world, to spotlight this horrendous inequality in hopes to annihilate it from our free
society. The discourse surrounding the legalization of same-sex marriage has completely drowned out the conversation about an issue that is equally, if not more, damning to the gay community. Recognize that these discussions are not mutually exclusive; therefore, the civil rights groups can advance both positions at the same time. The Dialogue for the Future series, featured here at this university, has done a good job of advancing conversations on egalitarianism of marriage. Imagine if such student involvement was extended to fighting employment discrimination, an issue drenched in ignorance. The direct result would be a community that has already rallied in solidarity for marriage equality being further invigorated by discrimination that endangers the very livelihood of an already oppressed subset of society. It is the unique imperative of the federal government to crush inequality wherever it rears its ugly head. If our leaders fail to do so, they should lose all legitimacy in the eyes of the populace. Now is the time to create a history we can be proud of, and finally promise liberty and justice for all. Now is the time to educate and mobilize, and prove to our unworthy representatives that we repudiate bigotry. But this is all for naught if the movement doesn’t refocus itself. Marc Priester is a sophomore finance and government and politics major. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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The 31st annual All Niter party in Stamp Student Union featured everything from juggling to a cappella to modeling By Beena Raghavendran Staff writer In the Charles Carroll Room of Stamp Student Union, wads of white stuffing waited to be crammed into deflated bears. And everyone wanted one. Around 8 p.m Friday night., a few girls fresh from making their new teddies chatted on the first floor of the building. “Where’d you guys get the Build-A-Bears?” a group called to them. The girls motioned upstairs. Body heat radiated on the second floor as a line of teddy hopefuls stretched from the entrance to the Charles Carroll Room and snaked around a corner. At times, it reached to the Pyon Su Room hidden at the end of the hall. The All Niter turned 31 this year, and the mantra seemed exactly the same as it’s been for years – glorifying the college freebie culture with several long lines for coveted free goodies. With 32 student organizations either performing, hosting an event, volunteering or staffing a table, the event brings in heavy traffic each year. Last year’s count was about 19,000 students throughout the course of the night. Stamp’s goal is to showcase the student union in an annual event for students to enjoy, said special events and programs coordinator Ashley Venneman. The event – which started at noon and ran until midnight, when a ticketed Late Night Party started in the Grand Ballroo — was staffed by 100 volunteers and eight or nine members of University Police. The food court stayed open late, too; Sbarro served customers until 1 a.m. But the massive crowds around the free stuff sometimes dissuaded real enjoyment, some said. “There were too many people last year, so we left,” said Vicky Liu, a sophomore economics and music major who stuck it out this year to see a friend perform in an a cappella group. Yet the beauty of the event lies in its accessibility, said Tae Oh, a freshman enrolled in letters and sciences. “They actually come to us,” he said.
7:20 p.m., Food court
The ladies and gentlemen of Echelon Fashion Society catwalked down the middle of the Food Court to the hoots and hollers of a tight crowd of onlookers, dressed in the highest class of going-out clothes. The music blared from speakers near the stairs and the bass pounded, matching the applause in volume. The group has been doing the All Niter for seven years, said its event coordinator Kasandra Hunter, a senior microbiology major. It’s a more than 30-member group dedicated to fashion, and its members model clothes from both up-and-coming designers and students.
8 p.m., Pyon Su Room
Beyond the ruckus of the hallway filled with Build-A-Bear hopefuls was the Help Center’s destressing room, tucked out of the way at the end of the hall. The Help Center’s All Niter function was identical to its
daily job on the third floor of the South Campus Diner – to provide a quiet place to take a break and talk. “We don’t get as high traffic as we’d like because we’re out of the way,” said Robert Cobb, a junior computer engineering major who has worked with the Help Center for four semesters. “The people who come really get it. As far as getting our name out to the students, we have other PR events to do that.”
In the Colony Ballroom during the All Niter, students waited for drag bingo, which drag queens officiated. Check out umdbk.com for more All Niter coverage. photo courtesy of @thestampumd
8:30 p.m., Art and Learning Center
The Art and Learning Center near TerpZone gave out free stress turtles and create-your-own magnets. It had seen 182 people 45 minutes into its time slot at 8:30 p.m., said Talal Said, the center’s undergraduate manager. He said the All Niter is great for publicity. “A lot of people don’t notice that we’re here most of the time so it’s good that it happens,” said Said, a junior economics major.
8:35 p.m., Baltimore Room
In a dark Baltimore Room, students focused on the spotlit stage equipped with four microphones for each of the four a cappella groups that performed – first DaCadence, then Treblemakers, then Generics and finally Anokha. The front third of the room was filled at the night’s peak, but thinned out as the groups continued performing. At the end of Anokha’s final number, the spotlights went out immediately, leaving the group in the dark. An Anokha member called out, “Enjoy the All Niter – hopefully it’s not as dark as it just got!”
10 p.m., Stamp main lobby
Donna Lim stood by Testudo in a neon green event staff shirt as she told the story of two alumni who had met at the All Niter 10 years ago and came back to visit to the event that night. “We were best friends all throughout college and then got married in 2010,” wrote Rachel and Adam Otsuka in a note to the All Niter staff. Lim said that the All Niter has been a tradition and a Stamp signature event for generations of Terps.
10:30 p.m., Stamp front lawn
The step and dance groups were in the middle of their performances in the Nyumburu amphitheater when the rain started, and didn’t want to restart when it stopped shortly after. But fire juggling was happening right on schedule. This university’s juggling club juggled torches, clubs and other flaming objects on Stamp’s front lawn, occasionally dropping them but quickly stomping out the flames and starting again. Simply dropping a lit torch would not set grass on fire, said member Heidi Thalman, a senior Japanese major, but the group had a fire blanket ready, just to be safe. She’s attended a few All Niters and, beyond club publicity, she said she’s a fan of the purpose of the event. “I like it because it gives you a lot of awesome things to do sober,” she said. “You don’t need alcohol to have a good time. Fire juggling proves that to the extent of awesome.”
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Midfielder Megan Frazer (right) scored a goal in the Terps’ 6-0 win over Temple yesterday despite not starting. charlie deboyace/the diamondback
OWLS From PAGE 8 with the team,” Gerzabek said. “This week was about getting back into the swing of things with college hockey, and we’re feeling good about the way we played today.” It was a far better feeling than the one they had in Charlottesville, Va. Although the Terps held a 2-1 advantage over the Cavaliers (11-2, 2-0) with 14 minutes remaining in the contest, they ultimately fel l v ict i m to two for mer Olympians. Midfielder Mi-
HOKIES From PAGE 8 officiating games, though, and it’s the players’ and the coaching staff’s responsibility to adjust to the game. Today, we didn’t adjust properly.” Yesterday marked the Terps’ (8-3-2, 4-1-1 ACC) fi rst loss in ACC competition and only the Hokies’ (10-2-0, 2-2-0) second ACC win. The defeat could jeopardize the Terps’ first-place
chelle Vittese and forward Paige Selenski combined to score all of the Cavaliers’ goals of the night. Vittese tallied the fi rst goal of the game seven minutes in, tied the contest, 2-2, in the 54th minute and then intercepted a pass to set up Selenski for the go-ahead goal two minutes later. “We like to stay focused on ourselves,” coach Missy Meharg said, “but when you have two players like Vittese and Selenski … we let them run wildly with the ball. They had three big-time runs, and they scored on all three. I feel
that the result was just the product of us not stopping the momentum of two world-class players, and that was it.” The Terps will surely try to replicate yesterday’s performance — not Friday’s — when they travel Tuesday to face No. 3 Princeton. “Losing does have an effect on your thinking and your intent the next opportunity,” Meharg said. “We made some critical errors Friday night which cost us, but I’m not really surprised that we played really good hockey today.”
standing in the conference. “It was just hard because it was our first loss to an ACC team and we didn’t get the result we wanted,” defender Shannon Collins said. “We fought hard, but we didn’t play as well as we probably could have.” They’ll get their next chance to redeem t hem selves on Wednesday when the Terps face Francis Marion at Ludwig Field in their fi nal nonconference match of the season. “I think our kids battled hard
“Today, we didn’t adjust properly.”
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two goals doubled his previous career total and gave a boost to an offense that recorded just 11 shots, its lowest total since taking eight in the Aug. 26 season opener against Louisville. “Obviously, London Woodberry was the best player on the field,” Cirovski said. “He really stepped up his leadership by scoring a couple of great goals. It was a big night for London.” The Terps also got a boost from the return of Kemp, who had missed the previous two
games with a nagging leg injury. Kemp notched two assists Saturday, upping his season total to a career-high five. “Taylor is a quality player,” Woodberry said. “He delivers ridiculous services, which is vital. He had two assists last night, so you can tell he has an immediate impact when he comes into a game.” It was a wake-up call for a Terps team that has faced few challenges this year. In nine games, the Terps have trailed five times for a total of 127 minutes. After spending 37 of those minutes at unheralded College of Charleston, the team knows it may have to adjust its mindset moving forward.
“We’ll come a little more humble,” Woodberry said. “I don’t think we were overconfident in that game, I just think we weren’t as focused. We didn’t have 11 guys on the field focused and ready to play.” Packed houses or empty stands, Cirovski said his Terps will have to come ready each night if they hope to make a deep postseason run. A repeat of Saturday’s first half simply won’t suffice. “If they didn’t realize it before the game, they realize it now,” Cirovski said. “That was a livid point we made clear after the game.” firstname.lastname@example.org
CRUTCHER From PAGE 8 mos t dy n a m ic of fen sive weapons. B ut Cr utcher’s ef for ts wouldn’t prove enough in the end. Virginia Tech overcame seven lead changes to best the Terps in the fifth set, leaving Comcast Pavilion with the victory. “At the end of the day, we got to figure out how to win that match,” coach Tim Horsmon said. “That’s a good team that we played and we had our chances to beat them. So we’re getting better.” The loss was a difficult one for the Terps to take, but one that served as motivation heading into yesterday’s tilt with the Cavaliers (5-10, 0-5). “I think we definitely got better on Friday; it was a really tough loss,” setter Remy McBain said yesterday. “But we really wanted to come out here and take it to [Virginia].” That’s exactly what they did. T hough they again dropped the first set in the match, the Terps won the
Coach Tim Horsmon’s Terps split weekend matches with Virginia Tech and Virginia despite missing two of their top offensive weapons due to injury. charlie deboyace/the diamondback second set without trailing and never looked back, cruising to a 3-1 victory. And just like she did on Friday, Crutcher led the way. The outside hitter not only continued her remarkable offensive pace — she totaled 18 more kills against the Cavaliers — but also shored up the team’s defense, picking up a career-high 19 digs. “We had to face a lot of adversity and people playing different positions,” Crutcher said. “But I felt like the team really took their roles over and ran with it.” Her teammates might have played well in their roles, but
it was Crutcher who made the difference. She was able to score at will against a pair of ACC teams, set an example for teammates and carry the Terps through two rivalry games. A nd she accompl i she d all that against opponents w h o, k n o w i n g G ol d a n d Cushman were sidelined, focused all their attention on stopping her. “That team knew the ball was going to her and they served her. They were double blocking her and she still was aggressive and she led,” Horsmon said. “She was a ton of fun.” email@example.com
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Woodberry’s two goals lead No. 1 Terps past Cougars Kabelik also scores in team’s 3-2 victory at College of Charleston By Daniel Gallen Senior staff writer Everywhere it goes, the Terrapins men’s soccer team draws a crowd. Thousands routinely crowd the bleachers at Ludwig Field, and when the Terps hit the road to take on Boston College and N.C. State earlier this season, they drew the largest crowds of the year for games at those schools. So when the Terps traveled south for Saturday night’s matchup with College of Charleston, it was clear Cougars fans would come in droves to see the No. 1 team in the nation take on the hometown squad. While the College of Charleston provided a challenge for the Terps, coach Sasho Cirovski’s team didn’t wilt. The Terps continued their unbeaten start with a 3-2 win over the
Cougars in front of a season-high crowd of 2,230 at Patriots Point Athletics Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. “It was just one of those games where we knew it was going to be a tough battle if we didn’t play the way we knew how to play,” defender London Woodberry said. “Unfortunately, we came out a little slow in the fi rst half, but luckily we were able to bounce back and get the W.” The Terps (8-0-1) trailed College of Charleston (4-6-0) for 37 minutes Saturday night, the second-longest span they’ve trailed an opponent this season. Both times they fell behind, though — the Cougars scored goals in the 19th and 43rd minutes — the Terps provided answers. Woodberry headed in a corner kick from midfielder Tsubasa Endoh in the 33rd minute to tie the game, 1-1, notch-
ing his first goal since Sept. 21, 2010. And after the Terps entered halftime trailing for the first time since an Aug. 31 matchup with UCLA, reserve forward David Kabelik tied the game in the 66th minute with his first collegiate tally. “I thought it was a poor first half on our part, from our defending to our attacking, all the way around,” Cirovski said. “It was an offensive casualness in our approach, which was very disappointing. We righted the ship at halftime and came out with a much stronger second half. It still wasn’t to the standard that I’d like, but it was much better.” Woodberry would strike again with the game-winner in the 84th minute, converting a free kick in the box from defender Taylor Kemp. Woodberry’s See COUGARS, Page 7
Defender London Woodberry scored two goals in the Terps’ 3-2 win vs. the Cougars on Saturday. file photo/the diamondback
Late misses leave Terps scoreless vs. Hokies Team falls, 1-0, in Blacksburg, Va., yesterday By Erin Egan Senior staff writer
Forward Jill Witmer was one of five Terps who scored a goal in the team’s 6-0 win against Temple yesterday. She also notched an assist. charlie deboyace/the diamondback
Terps cruise past Temple, 6-0
Team rebounds from Friday’s 3-2 road loss to rival Virginia By Nicholas Munson Staff writer It didn’t take the Terrapins field hockey team long to move past Friday’s 3-2 loss at No. 7 Virginia. Less than 48 hours after the heartbreaking defeat, the Terps were a team possessed against Temple yesterday. They scored five goals in the first half alone, eventually routing the Owls, 6-0. “We wanted to focus on learning from our mistakes in the Virginia game,” midfielder Janessa Pope said after the win. “Just moving forward;
let the past be the past and not let it hold us back into today’s game.” That was clear early on. Forward Katie Gerzabek, playing in her first home game since leaving more than three weeks ago for the Junior PanAmerican Games in Mexico, tipped in a pass from defender Harriet Tibble about five minutes into the game to put the Terps (8-2, 2-1 ACC) on the scoreboard. Eight minutes later, midfielder Megan Frazer emerged from a throng of Temple defenders to launch a backhand shot past Owls goalkeeper
Lizzy Millen. And before Temple (6-6) could regroup, Frazer was at it again. Darting just a few yards in front of Millen, she dished a pass to Pope, who promptly notched her first goal of the season. The team scored two more goals — one from defender Sarah Sprink and another from Gerzabek — before the halftime horn sounded. It was the Terps’ third time this season tallying five goals in a half. “It’s defi nitely nice to be back here See OWLS, Page 7
The crossbar was the Terrapins women’s soccer team’s worst enemy last night. The No. 18 Terps had several opportunities to score at No. 16 Virginia Tech, but the crossbar denied them on two vital chances and they fell, 1-0, to the Hokies. The Terps’ first opening came in the 30th minute when forward Hayley Brock played the ball back to teammate Riley Barger from inside the 18-yard box. Barger rocketed a shot at the Virginia Tech goal, but it bounced off the bottom of the crossbar, landing a yard from the goal line. Bad luck struck again in the second half, when Brock beat two defenders to get her head on the ball in front of the net. But again, the crossbar denied the Terps. “We missed a lot of opportunities,” defender Shade Pratt said. “We were definitely finding the net, but when we hit the crossbar, we weren’t getting that rebound. We really struggled with that.” The Hokies netted their only goal in the 44th minute after what coach Jonathan Morgan called a “questionable call.” Terps forward Gabby Galanti was called for a handball after getting pulled down near midfield. Virginia Tech forward Katie DeTuro scored on the ensuing free kick, giving the Hokies the lead just before halftime.
Forward Hayley Brock’s late header bounced off the crossbar in the Terps’ 1-0 loss. file photo/the diamondback “She was pulled down and as she was coming down, she got bumped and fouled and she fell down and they don’t call it and her hand hit the ball and they called a handball on us,” Morgan said. “We didn’t know which direction the ball was supposed to go. That was a turning point in the game.” Despite the discrepancies in officiating, Morgan said the goal wasn’t the referee’s fault. “A lot of the calls for both teams were pretty questionable,” he said. “Every ref has their own style of See HOKIES, Page 7
Crutcher’s performance key as Terps split weekend matches Soph. totals 44 kills as team loses to VT, 3-2, beats UVA, 3-1 By Aaron Kasinitz Staff writer
Outside Hitter Ashleigh Crutcher finished the weekend with 44 kills as the Terps split two matches. charlie deboyace/the diamondback
Ashleigh Crutcher’s team-high 202 kills have been vital for the Terrapins volleyball team all year long. But when the Terps learned late last week that fellow outside hitters Mary Cushman (undisclosed) and Kamrin Gold (ankle) would miss the weekend’s games due to injury, Crutcher was forced to shoulder an even heavier offensive load. And the sophomore responded.
Crutcher totaled 44 kills in two weekend matches, keeping the Terps afloat during a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Virginia Tech on Friday before leading them to a 3-1 win over Virginia yesterday. “I thought the middles did an awesome job getting single blocks and putting me in the position to put the ball away,” Crutcher said. “Especially not having the outsides, I really had to step up.” She d id step up. Cr utcher notched a career-high 26 kills in the narrow loss to the Hokies, the
most for a Terp since Jade Brown totaled 27 against North Carolina on Nov. 25, 2006. For much of the night, the team’s performance on the floor was just as impressive as Crutcher’s numbers on the stat sheet. After losing the first set, the Terps (10-6, 2-3 ACC) stormed back to win the second and third sets, eventually taking the Hokies (11-4, 4-1) to a decisive fifth set despite not having two of their See CRUTCHER, Page 7
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