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Employees criticize staff abuse report Man assaulted,

In first forum since report’s release, staff said not enough done

robbed on Knox

BY MARIA ROMAS Staff writer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some university employee names have been withheld due to job security fears. In the first public forum since the Human Resources Working Group reported its findings of alleged workplace abuse last month, employees across the campus spoke out against the report’s narrow focus. About 70 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Nyumburu Cultural Center Friday night to vow to continue fighting for a better workplace environment. Many said the report — which details nine steps for improvement — glazes over the allegations and does not propose a lasting solution. “That report was some crap — some BS to be blunt,” university construction specialist Abe Goodwin said at the forum. “The thing that made me the angriest was the detail to which the university tried to say this univer-

Victim was not a student, Univ. Police said BY ERIN EGAN Staff writer

A 21-year-old man was assaulted and robbed late Friday night as he was walking to his car in the College Park City Hall parking lot on Knox Road, police said. Around 11:40 p.m., the victim, who is not a student at this university, was reportedly approached by a male who demanded he hand over his belongings, University Police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky said. The man then lifted his shirt and revealed to the victim what appeared to be a gun, Limansky said. Two more unknown men joined the suspect, and one of them

University construction specialist Abe Goodwin (center) speaks at a forum Friday night about the staff abuse report. MAYA MUNOZ/FOR THE DIAMONDBACK

sity is not a toxic workplace.” However, university officials have deemed the case closed, and said the report fully addresses the issues brought to the university’s attention

after administrators received an anonymous letter — in which Facilities Management employees described their

see FORUM, page 3

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allegedly hit the victim in the face, police said. The 21-year-old suffered minor contusions from the hit, Limansky said. The Prince George’s County Police Department is still investigating the incident, and police are actively seeking the three suspects who fled from the 4500 block of Knox Road in an unknown direction after stealing the victim’s personal property, Limansky said. Police did not say which items the assailants took from the victim. The victim described the suspects as three black males — one of whom was about 6 feet tall and wearing

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Clemson completes late comeback After a Saturday night that was one of its wildest in years, the Terrapins football team had to stomach a result its fans have come to expect this season. In falling to No. 7 Clemson, 56-45, the Terps (2-4) matched their 2010 loss total and squandered yet another opportunity for a marquee victory. For more, see Sports on page eight. — Text by Jonas Shaffer

Terrell Stoglin walks onto the floor of Comcast Center during Friday’s Maryland Madness event. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK

Basketball season kicks off with Maryland Madness

Williams returns for Turgeon’s first event BY CHRIS ECKARD Senior staff writer

For five months, Terrapins men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon couldn’t wait for Friday night. He wanted to actually see with his own eyes the basketball atmosphere that those around him — coaches, boosters, friends — had hyped up since he took the coaching position in May. Ever since he left a basketballcrazed Kansas program in 1992, Turgeon has searched for a place with a

similar passion. He may have found it in College Park. “I know how much people care,” Turgeon said in an interview earlier this month. “I have a feeling this is at the Kansas level.” In front of eager students, alumni and season-ticket holders at a halffull Comcast Center, the Terps welcomed back several members of the 2002 national championship team and a handful of high-profile alumni as they kicked off the 2011-12 season

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New Master Plan packed with sustainability goals Plan highlights energy reduction, water consumption initiatives BY CLAIRE SARAVIA

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For university officials, going green is not just a passing trend on the campus, and the university will continue to prioritize sustainability for years to come thanks to several key additions made to the Facilities Master Plan last month.

Officials from the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management spent the last several months working to weave more eco-friendly objectives into the Facilities Master Plan, a guide to campus development over the next decade the University Senate approved in September. The plan’s new sustainability targets — broad goals supported by

more specific recommendations — include designing university buildings to become carbon-neutral and more energy-efficient, reducing energy demand and water consumption on the campus and maximizing use of the university’s space for students through steps such as incorporating

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Student groups tour White House gardens Members of MaryPIRG, the Student Government Association and the Resident Hall Association went on a tour of the White House gardens yesterday. MaryPIRG members were granted tickets for a tour after becoming one of the nation’s leading chapters on the Textbook Affordability Campaign. SGA President Kaiyi Xie (below) attended the event JEREMY KIM/THE DIAMONDBACK

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outdoor teaching spaces. Office of Sustainability Director Scott Lupin, who ser ves on the Master Plan steering committee, said the improvements reflect the university’s increased focus on environmental sustainability since the plan was introduced in 2002. “It really initiated some of the environmental consciousness that has become part of the campus,” Lupin said of the initial draft in 2002. “This plan expands it, and in my mind,

that’s the theme that runs through the entire report.” University officials worked over the summer to offer specific suggestions on how to expand sustainability initiatives outlined in April’s draft of the master plan, Lupin said. “We wanted to create a link in the text that this plan does support sustainability goals,” Lupin said. The result was a more detailed Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability section of the plan, which made the jump from four major sustainability goals in the April draft to nine in September’s revised plan.

The initiatives originally outlined in April’s version of the plan included conser ving the campus forest and making it more accessible as an academic resource, helping the university effectively respond to stormwater runoff and managing university utility systems to avoid landscaping conflicts. While the April draft touched on these important sustainability goals, Lupin said the Office of Sustainability expanded on the ideas to tie them to environmental initiatives highlighted in the University Strategic Plan and Climate Action Plan.

Lupin said the additions vastly improved the Master Plan because they complement the university’s Climate Action Plan — an outline released in 2009 that details measures the university must take to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050. “We took opportunities to provide written comments and a better connection between the draft of the plan and the Climate Action Plan,” Lupin said. “We wanted to distinguish where there was this overlap [between the plans], and that’s why we became involved.” University Sustainability Council undergraduate repre-

sentative Matthew Popkin said the plan has always considered sustainability goals, but the revised version better coincides with the Climate Action Plan. “I’m not saying the documents have to be synonymous, but they should acknowledge each other and work together to address some of the same issues,” Popkin said. “I was very pleased to see the additions that were made; it’s a very comprehensive and quality plan.” Facilities Management Campus Development Coordinator Bill Mallari said university officials made sure the new plan reinforces aims similar to those

in the Climate Action Plan without overtly repeating them. “We’re not trying to be overly redundant in repeating what the Climate Action Plan says,” Mallari said. Even though the goals revamped the plan’s section on sustainability, Mallari said nothing is set in stone as the plan progresses into the future. “Like anything in the kind of economic climate we’re in, we can’t do ever ything across the board,” Mallari said. “We have all these goals we might not be able to achieve at the same rate.” saravia@umdbk.com


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Spicing it up: Dining Services’ five-star staff University employs top-notch chefs to oversee campus kitchens and menus BY SPENCER ISRAEL Staff writer

Downtown College Park may have received an injection of celebrity flavor last week with the debut of Bobby Flay’s restaurant, but the university also boasts its own lineup of all-star chefs in kitchens across the campus. During the past few months, Dining Ser vices hired several chefs hailing from high-profile establishments, such as the Waldorf Astoria and Ritz-Carlton hotels. They joined a number of other university chefs who previously worked at fivestar restaurants, fancy casinos and luxur y hotels across the countr y. “They bring so much to the table,” Director of Dining Services Colleen Wright-Riva said of the new prestigious chefs. “They bring a fresh perspective, open-mindedness and new techniques that our people haven’t experienced.” A number of Dining Services’ top chefs tout impressive previous employers on their resumes. Before tending to stovetops in campus kitchens, Rob Fahey, a recent hire and head chef of 251 North, previously worked as the executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore; Adele’s Head Chef Ivor y Kornegay owned her own restaurant; John Gray, Dining Ser vices senior executive chef, was hired away from Harrah’s Hotel and Casino three years ago; Dining Services Head Baker Jeff Russo cooked for the Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotels in New York City; and Thomas Schraa, a Dining Ser vices catering chef, worked at a five-star restaurant. But why would these prominent chefs choose to take significant pay cuts and leave luxurious work atmos-

pheres for a public university? It’s all about quality of life outside the kitchen, Dining Ser vices Associate Director Joe Mullineaux said. “They come here because they want a life,” he said. “At hotels the craziest times are the holidays. Here we offer eight weeks off a year, including holidays. And that’s something we advertise,” he said. This caveat has helped the university recruit wellrespected chefs to fill chef manager roles across the campus. Chef managers directly oversee the campus kitchens, and they often have the most control over which items are ser ved in dining halls and cafes. Dining Ser vices Catering Executive Chef William Rogers said that’s exactly what drew him to join the campus kitchen crew. “It’s about the culture and environment here. Hotels are great, but the busiest times are the holidays,” he said. “Here it’s more about having [my] own life and a family while also doing my own thing. I figured I could have a great kitchen with good food and have a life.” In addition to employing chefs who list high-end hotels as their previous employers, Dining Ser vices has also filled several other ranking positions with graduates from some of the nation’s most elite cooking schools. Rogers, one of the most recent additions to the Dining Ser vices staff, attended the Culinar y Institute of America. “We take pride in hiring talented and experienced chefs in ever y capacity,” Dining Ser vices Communications Director Bart Hipple said. “We feel we’ve done a good job of putting together a staff that can give our stu-

“Hotels are great, but the busiest times are the holidays. Here it’s more about having [my] own life and a family while also doing my own thing. I figured I could have a great kitchen with good food and have a life.” WILLIAM ROGERS DINING SERVICES CATERING EXECUTIVE CHEF

dents the best options.” And despite a yearly average of 300 percent turnover for food industr y workers, Mullineaux said the schedule flexibility and vacation benefits the university offers its chefs enable Dining Services to hire and maintain talent in its kitchens. “We have a good track record of keeping people here,” he said. “And that’s because we give them the quality of life while also still giving them the freedom in the kitchen to create dishes and teach the other members of our staff.” Tim Bowen, a junior kinesiology major who works at the 251 North dining hall, said the chance to learn from such experienced chefs improves the food all members of Dining Services dish out. “They teach us how to cook,” he said of the chef managers. “Without them, the food wouldn’t be nearly as good, especially at 251 North.” israel@umdbk.com

Performances by the women’s basketball team (top) and the Gymkana Troupe helped kick off basketball season at Friday’s Maryland Madness celebration. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK

MADNESS from page 1 with their annual Maryland Madness. “I wanted to be at Maryland for all the great coaches,” Turgeon said to the crowd at the end of the night. “But the No. 1 reason I wanted to come to Maryland was because of you.” The night marked the first official practice for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs, whose pyrotechnic-heavy introductions preceded a brief scrimmage. The women’s team also performed a choreographed dance routine. But the night’s festivities were highlighted by a starfilled alumni game. Former Terps Steve Blake, Chris Wilcox, Byron Mouton, Greivis Vasquez, Johnny Rhodes and Steve Francis all returned to play. “It’s nice to be back,” said

CRIME from page 1 dark clothing, police said, though they could not provide descriptions of the other two suspects. The victim drove to his Clinton, Md., home before alerting police to the incident. Limansky encouraged any victims to call police as soon as possible after crimes occur. “We always ask that people call us immediately so we can quickly start looking for the suspect, but that didn’t happen in this case,” Limansky said. “We like to collect evidence as fast as we can.” Prince George’s County Po-

FORUM from page 1 workplace environment as oppressive and fearful — in March. “This is not a study just gathering dust,” university President Wallace Loh said in an interview. “Almost every single major issue [the employees] raised were encompassed in these eight or nine recommendations. … We have taken them very seriously and in fact have begun immediately implementing remediate measures.” However, many attendees at the forum said the report only scratches the surface of the allegations of sexual abuse, harassment and supervisor abuse. While attendees at the event did not decide how to proceed next, many agreed a new plan of action is needed. “A lot of people aren’t going to like what I have to say, and you might not see me on this campus anymore as an

Blake, a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. “It brings back a lot of nice memories and I’m just happy I could be a part of it. It makes me feel young again.” “I love my fans,” Vasquez said. “That’s why I’m always going to come back. I was telling my boys back in Venezuela, ‘You have no idea how Mar yland fans support me and the chants that they do for me.’” Even former coach Gar y Williams made an appearance, with his signature fist pump capping the alumni game’s introductions. “I’m just here for the alumni game, because all my guys are here,” Williams said. “I don’t get a chance to see Steve Blake and Steve Francis and those guys enough.” Blake connected with Wilcox for an impressive alley-oop, while former Terps guard Eric Hayes and Vasquez both drained a number of 3-pointers in the laid-

lice could not be reached for comment yesterday. Limansky said although University Police is not investigating the case, he sent a university crime alert via email because of the incident’s close proximity to the campus. “It was a crime of violence in an area that has a high student population, so it was appropriate to send out an alert,” Limansky said. Grace Hegarty, sophomore government and politics major, said though she appreciates the crime alerts sent to university students, she wishes they were sent in a more timely manner. “I kind of wish they would send out the crime alert as soon

“A lot of these people would not stand on their own two feet because they are too afraid for their doggone jobs.” ABE GOODWIN CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST

employee, but I’m going to fight. None of us had any control over who we are or where we were born … but one thing I’m not going let happen is someone treat me badly because of it,” an attendee said. “To be frank, what pisses me off is this report basically insulted these women that have been claiming they are sexually abused. … Rather than write an anonymous letter, I’m going to sign my name to the letter to

back, 20-minute exhibition. “I really just want to eat popcorn and watch that game,” guard Pe’Shon Howard said before the scrimmage. “I really don’t have to do anything else.” The Terps practiced for an hour and a half Friday before Maryland Madness and went back to work at 10 a.m. Saturday. But Friday night’s festivities were for them. “We want to keep people on the edge of their seats,” guard Sean Mosley said. “We just want to have fun tonight.” “I thought it was a great night, getting all those former players back and Coach [Gary Williams] back,” Turgeon said. “I thought it was a great crowd, a great first night.” TERPS NOTE: Turgeon said afterward he still hadn’t heard from the NCAA regarding center Alex Len’s eligibility status for the season. ceckard@umdbk.com

as they get the police report,” Hegarty said. “I feel like waiting a whole 24 hours after it happened to send an email is not a good idea. It’s scary and I would’ve liked to have known about it [as soon as possible], not a whole day after.” Other students, such as sophomore cell biology and genetics major Andrew Macaluso, said although incidents like this one are frightening, they are also easily preventable. “It just goes to show how important it is to never walk alone, especially if it’s in a bad area like that,” Macaluso said. egan@umdbk.com

President Loh.” Many workers at the forum said the administration is not taking their complaints seriously — and this needs to change. “My perception is they pretend to care; everybody that works for the university answers to the president,” Goodwin said. “They are puppets. A lot of these people would not stand on their own two feet because they are too afraid for their doggone jobs.” A university housekeeper said her manager treats her like a child, and she added that she and other employees feel as if they are expendable. Employees at the forum resolved to ensure administrators and supervisors are held accountable for their actions. “Any muscle that’s continually exercised just gets stronger,” Goodwin said. “All they are doing is strengthening my resolve — we will not back down.” romas@umdbk.com


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Table the helmet rule

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n response to several scooter accidents involving university students responsible for knowing the reaches of the law. When senators vote on the policy this Thursday, we encourage them to keep over the past year, the University Senate is voting on a policy this week that would require all motorized scooter drivers to wear a helmet. While in mind that their job is not to dictate how students should make personal the Student Government Association is still debating on whether to sup- safety choices. It’s unlikely a policy forbidding students to walk alone after a port the measure, this editorial board finds it difficult to back a policy that reg- certain time at night would ever pass, even though it’s surely warranted to discourage such a habit. Last week during the tornado warning, the university ulates what should be voluntary behavior. ran its alarm siren and sent urgent alerts advising stuWe understand why the senate feels the need to dents to seek shelter, but officials did not forbid anyone address the issue, but we join the several SGA represen— by threat of punishment — from staying outside. The tatives who favor a scooter safety educational campaign over a helmet mandate, as the latter would be an exces- The University Senate should same logic should apply to helmet use. It may sound insensitive, but if students want to risk their own safety, sive infringement on individual rights. not require scooter riders to they should be allowed to make that gamble. This debate has been widespread across the campus Educating scooter owners about the dangers of ridsince several students were injured in motorized scooter wear helmets, but should ing without a helmet would therefore be a more approaccidents last year, including starting Terps football explore ways to encourage priate response from the senate. While one could player Pete DeSouza, who suffered season-ending argue that an educational campaign would be a waste injuries. Whether or not to pass a resolution in favor of better safety practices. of time and money, or that students would simply the senate’s legislation spurred the SGA’s first real ignore officials’ efforts, there are certainly ways to debate of the year last week and the body will once again make it more effective. discuss the issue Wednesday. The anti-drunk driving campaign “Every 15 Minutes,” for instance, simuWe understand the senate’s desire to protect students. It is plausible that a helmet mandate could prevent future injuries in the event of an accident. But lates a traffic collision and displays mangled, post-crash vehicles to deter stuthe rule would be difficult to enforce — especially with the proposed system of dents from driving under the influence of alcohol. A similar scenario — taiissuing multiple warnings before imposing a fine — and would allow the sen- lored to a scooter accident by showing fatal head wounds — could provide a powerful incentive to snap on a helmet. ate to get precariously close to overstepping its boundaries. If such an awareness campaign is deemed too costly or impractical, the uniThis issue isn’t uncharted territory for government regulation, and there’s currently a great deal of variation between states’ individual helmet laws. All versity could advocate scooter safety in other ways that encourage helmet use, but three have some requirements in place for riders of motorcycles and low- not require it. Students must pay $109 to register a scooter for the entire year power cycles — such as the scooters used by many students on this campus — the Department of Transportation Services could offer a discounted price — depending on a handful of factors, including the power of the engine and if students present a helmet when registering. To prevent multiple students from using the same helmet, DOTS officials could simply put a stamp or the speed of travel. In this state, riders must wear a helmet when operating a scooter designed sticker on the inside to mark that it’s already been counted. The senate’s desire to protect students is admirable, but as the classic, to travel faster than 35 mph (in addition to a few more detailed criteria), so the law is not applicable to most scooters seen around this campus. For stu- small-government-enthusiast’s motto goes, this governing body’s job should dents who do own a higher-powered motorcycle, they should already be be to protect people from others, not from themselves.

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would like to say a very heartfelt “thank you” to the many young men and women who walk down Knox Road and never refuse to help this old lady — sometimes they even volunteer! My special thanks to the men of Theta Chi who are always ready to take care of me. I am sure that the really good and kind students far outnumber the ones you hear bad things about.

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Support protestors

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he editorial cartoon by Joey Lockwood regarding the Wall Street protests (Oct. 6) was incredibly ignorant and missed the point entirely. There is something fundamentally wrong with our country today, and these protesters are venting their frustration at a system they view as entirely broken. Wealth inequality is the greatest it has been since before the Great Depression in the United States, the middle class is dying and the number of people in poverty is growing rapidly, yet the far-rich are getting richer and richer. People have realized the conventional two-party system has failed most Americans and has, especially recently, benefited only the super-wealthy, so they are venting their frustration and calling for a change. When the Tea Party protests were occurring, vague conceptions of “less government” or “more freedom” were the “demands,” yet the media did not make this an issue. Why the double standard? BRANDON LEVEY SENIOR HISTORY

Future of Palestine Protecting the third rock from the sun

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believe the most profound and beautiful picture of all time is the earthrise over the horizon of the moon taken during the Apollo 8 mission. The blue orb surrounded by a sea of darkness is stunning and humbling. Please take a moment and reflect on the fact that it is on this tiny blue spacecraft where you and about 7 billion fellow travelers work, play, love and live our lives. Not only is this little rock our home, but from our explorations in the solar system, it appears to be the only planet that can sustain us. There is no place to go if we trash it. We are marooned on this island together. If we have learned one thing from the Great Recession, it should be that it is dangerous to assume next year will be the same as last year or even that tomorrow will be the same as yesterday. While the collapse of the economy has been pretty painful, try to imagine entire ecosystems collapsing, or the consequences of global warming reaching a runaway tipping point.

RICHARD ZIPPER A study released by NASA just this month reported the Arctic ozone layer, which protects life from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, has been reduced to unprecedented levels. In June, only halfway through the year, NOAA declared 2011 “among the most extreme weather years in history.” Just look at all the examples — hurricanes, a tornado warning — we’ve all experienced right here in College Park. Our planet’s glaciers are continuing their retreat, enormous islands of ice have broken off of the Antarctic ice shelf and, also just this month, the cod fisheries in the United Kingdom have collapsed. How many alarm bells need to ring before we become alarmed?

Even if you disagree with the 97 percent of scientists who believe global climate change is the result of human activity, wouldn’t it be prudent to assume they’re right, just in case? Wouldn’t it be better for our little planet to reduce the amount of pollution we are putting into our environment anyway? Wouldn’t we be wise to do a better job managing our limited resources? I would think risking a domino effect of disasters leading to an avalanche of dire consequences should be unacceptable. So in addition to voting against politicians who believe we do not have a problem, there is plenty more direct action we can take as individuals. It will not take time from cramming for the next exam and it may even save you money. Since most of the human impact on the environment is as a result of burning fossil fuels, decreasing your energy usage is probably the most important step you can take to be part of the solution. Turning off lights if you are the last

one to leave a room, turning down your thermostat for your house and water heater and taking shorter showers would be a great start. Unplugging your phone charger when it is not being used, replacing your old incandescent light bulbs with energy saver bulbs and turning off the TV when you are not watching it would also help. It requires 700 pounds of coal to run a 100-watt light bulb 24 hours a day for a year. Making little changes can have that much impact. Of course, there are some apps to assist you. Carbon Calc: Free. Carbon Pulse: $2.99. iCarbon: Free. Seafood Watch: Free. There’s plenty of ways to get started making a difference — and you should. But probably the most important thing you can do is to encourage your fellow passengers on our little blue spaceship to do the same. Richard Zipper is a Golden ID student taking classes in biology. He can be reached at zipper@umdbk.com.

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aryland may soon join D.C. and the 16 states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana, which is respected by many Americans as a legitimate treatment. For a while, it seemed this trend would continue spreading to more states, but recent action by the federal government has left millions of patients, caregivers and activists bewildered. On Oct. 7, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued an unexpected and shocking message to California medical marijuana dispensaries: Close your doors within 45 days or face federal prosecution for illegal drug trafficking. The announcement was directed at several dispensaries in particular, not meant as a mandate to every shop in the state, but it sent a clear message from the Feds: We’re cracking down on pot and once again revving up the failed War on Drugs. California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana, and it’s had its share of conflict with the federal government in the 15 years since. Because marijuana is illegal on the national level, the DEA

has raided countless dispensaries under the guise of “combating drug dealing” and “protecting citizens,” even though these citizens are the ones who voted to legalize medicinal cannabis in their state. While the federal government deemed each raid a success, the local population deemed the crackdown an attack on their health, jobs and freedom. When President Barack Obama took office, he offered a false sense of hope to advocates in claiming he would not focus on indicting medical marijuana patients or shutting down dispensaries, provided they operate within state laws. It will remain unknown whether or not he actually meant this, because something besides the people’s desires became more important in the medical marijuana debate: money. Medical marijuana has the potential to make a lot of money, and neither the government nor the pharmaceutical industry failed to notice this. What many Americans don’t realize is that the Feds and Big Pharma are in cahoots on the issue of medical marijuana (and the prohibition of drugs in general). Naturally, pharmaceutical companies lose cus-

LAUREN MENDELSOHN tomers when people discover a joint will give them the same relief as an expensive pill regimen. The companies are fighting to keep this from happening, no doubt using their wallets to encourage the federal government to crack down on dispensaries. At the same time, drug company executives see that THC — the main psychoactive compound in marijuana — does have healing properties, and they want to capitalize on that. The DEA and the Food and Drug Administration created a THC capsule with the hopes of driving people away from natural cannabis and toward their laboratory-produced version. If things continue the way they’ve been going lately, the federal government will likely grant a few big drug companies the right to produce the pill using marijuana grown on a pot farm owned by — who

else? — the federal government. Meanwhile, medical marijuana dispensaries that haven’t been forcefully closed will struggle to survive, because the IRS has declared dispensaries cannot deduct standard business operating costs — such as security, rent and payroll — from their tax returns. Who else smells hypocrisy and deceit? These federal actions are in complete contrast with Obama’s previous position on medical marijuana. He said the U.S. attorney’s office would not prosecute cultivators and distributors abiding by state law, and yet that’s exactly what’s going on right now. And so the great battle between states’ rights and the federal government begins once again. If the Feds are successful in crippling California’s medical marijuana system, the drug’s future here in Maryland and nationwide will become uncertain. Hopefully, they’ll realize they have more important things to do than harming patients and communities. Lauren Mendelsohn is a junior psychology major. She can be reached at mendelsohn@umdbk.com.

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’m not going to make this a letter explaining the differences between the push for Israeli independence in the 1940s and the current actions of terrorists in the Middle East, or why a unilaterally created Palestinian state would be bad for Israel and the rest of the world. This letter isn’t about how part of the issue is that half of the current Palestinian government is a genocidal terrorist organization. I won’t explain the actions Israel has taken to defend its civilians or respond to any of the other inflammatory comments made in the recent column, “It’s time to create a Palestinian state” on Oct. 10. I won’t even spend too much time ranting about the fact that we probably wouldn’t be having this debate if the Palestinians had just accepted the state they were offered in 1948, or that the vast majority of Palestinian suffering can be traced back to the fact that terrorists use civilians as human shields — the same terrorists who currently run their government. I could discuss any of these subjects for pages, but my readers would all be bored before I was halfway through. Instead, I’m going to address the article’s conclusion: “Palestine needs its own state … because [that] is what is best for the Palestinians.” But is it? Is it really? Speaking practically, what would change if a Palestinian state were established? Large portions of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are already governed by forces elected by the Palestinian people. And Israel’s actions probably wouldn’t change significantly, because its security needs wouldn’t change. On the other hand, the next rocket fired at Israeli schoolchildren — I believe the current average is several a week — would be an act of war by a foreign party. Besides that, Israel would be driven further away from the negotiating table — and considering that everything practical the Palestinians want can only be gained via negotiations, that’s a bad thing. The Palestinians’ gains would be purely symbolic. Their losses would not. The unilateral creation of a Palestinian state at this time would be bad for everyone — the Palestinian people most of all. SARAH EISENSTEIN FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

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CLEMSON from page 8 score again off a 44-yard run by running back Andre Ellington, but the damage had been done. The Terps’ defense, anxiously awaiting its chance to seal the upset, never got the shot. “You just get sick and tired of coming close but not getting the win,” safety Eric Franklin said after the Terps’ fourth loss, a mark that matches their total from 2010. “It’s tough after a loss like that — second week in a row we’ve come close.” Coach Randy Edsall elected to start redshirt sophomore quarterback C.J. Brown —

who was sharing time under center just before the 7 p.m. kickoff with quarterback Danny O’Brien — for the first time in his career. Brown could hardly have scripted a better start as he used his legs to quickly build a lead. Brown finished with 162 rushing yards — a program record for a quarterback — and threw three touchdowns while rushing for another. But after Clemson started keying on Brown’s scrambling ability, the offense stalled in the second half, leading to a 39-10 Tigers run to end the game. “It just stinks we came up short,” Brown said. “Top-10 team in the countr y, coming into our house, at Byrd with a great atmosphere. It’s just

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unfortunate we couldn’t hang on.” After Clemson opened the game with a 95-yard drive that ended with an 18-yard field goal, the Terps scored 14 unanswered points off turnovers. After Watkins muffed a punt, leading to a 9-yard touchdown run from running back Davin Meggett, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd threw an interception to cornerback Cameron Chism, who took the pick 46 yards to the end zone. By that time, Brown had confidence leading an offense that had been largely ineffective this season. The sophomore scored on a 21-yard scramble with 8:38 remaining in the second quarter to put the Terps up 28-10.

After Clemson scored again before the half, Brown led another touchdown drive to open the third quarter. He found tight end Matt Furstenburg (five catches, 104 yards) for a 22-yard touchdown to give the Terps an 18point lead with 13:06 remaining in the third quarter. “We had them on the ropes,” defensive tackle Joe Vellano said. After an inconsistent first half, though, Boyd and Watkins heated up. The sophomore quarterback tossed three touchdowns, including two to Watkins, in a seven-minute span to quickly close the gap. The Terps tried several different coverage options and

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, far right, finds open field on a kickoff during the Tigers’ 56-45 win Saturday night. The freshman finished with 345 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK

SCHNEIDER from page 8 Watkins, he of 345 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, in check. The player who at the season’s start was thought to be the Terps’ difference maker — Danny O’Brien — isn’t even starting anymore. It doesn’t stop there. The team lacks a formidable receiving corps. It doesn’t have a lockdown defensive back or a dominant pass rusher. Running back Davin Meggett is a good, but not game-changing, tailback. And as good as C.J. Brown looked

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Devils (7-5-1, 3-2-1) made a statement during the 13th minute. Duke midfielder Sean Davis broke free from his marker and netted a 30-yard rocket for his first career goal. Noticeably caught off guard on the play, Terps goalkeeper Will Swaim expressed dissatisfaction with the defense in front of him for one of the first times this season. “I was frustrated because we worked so hard to keep the ball out of the box,” Swaim said. “I got screened; I couldn’t see the ball and then, bam. He hit it well. You know, to his credit, he got a good goal.” Those early frustrations didn’t last long. Just two minutes after Davis’ goal, midfielder Sunny Jane corralled a header from forward Casey Townsend and darted into the open field. The sophomore beat Duke goalkeeper James Belshaw one on one to even the score at 1-1. Jane’s score sent Ludwig Field’s record crowd into an uproar. After 24 errant shots, the Terps’ assists leader finally had his first goal of the season. “We knew it was just a matter of time for Sunny to get his first,” midfielder John Stertzer said. And Stertzer, as he would show, knows a bit about scoring. After the conference foes exchanged possession for the remainder of the first half, the junior delivered a crucial blow in the 55th minute. A Duke defender tripped midfielder Patrick Mullins inside the 18yard box, and Stertzer scored off a penalty kick for the third time this season and his 10th goal overall. With Townsend’s 12, the Terps are the only Division I team with two double-

under center in his first career start, his lack of passing prowess proved he’s not yet a complete quarterback. Despite these shortcomings, the Terps hung with a top-15 opponent — again. It shouldn’t be all that surprising that for a second straight week, they lost. Close losses to top teams have become a theme in 2011 for the Terps. A loss to thenNo. 18 West Virginia in Week 2 was disheartening. Losing to then-No. 13 Georgia Tech last weekend seemed inevitable, but the Terps made it closer than anyone expected. Against No. 7 Clemson, did

anyone think the Terps would even make it close, let alone hold an 18-point lead? They gave Clemson — likely the top team in the ACC, and one of the best in the nation — a run for its money. For a while, it even looked like they might pull the upset. But Watkins and Co. proved too much for a new quarterback and a defense that started just about as many freshmen as upperclassmen. Yes, against the best team in the conference, the Terps started five freshmen on defense. The entire linebacking corps was made up of first-year players, with both Demetrius

Hartsfield and Kenny Tate out injured. Top wideout Kevin Dorsey was absent for much of the night with an injury. Oh, and Brown was making his first collegiate start. Admittedly, the Terps allowed 56 points. But with a defense so decimated by injury going up against an elite offense, it wasn’t surprising. Yet, with an already lacking roster beset by injuries, they’ve still nearly beaten three top teams. If a few plays had gone differently in those games, as defensive tackle Joe Vellano lamented Saturday night, this season would have a completely different

rotated defensive assignments to contain Watkins, but none could stop the true freshman from setting a program record with 345 all-purpose yards. “We just have to go out there and finish the game,” Edsall said. “I thought we had a great effort, but effort doesn’t always win you games.” Without injured linebackers Darin Drakeford, Demetrius Hartsfield and Kenny Tate, Edsall went with an all-freshman linebacking corps and a total of five freshmen on the starting defense. Despite those changes, the Terps still came within a few plays of upsetting yet another ranked team this season. Clemson’s skilled players,

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Cornerback Cameron Chism returns his interception of Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd for a touchdown in the first quarter Saturday. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK

feel to it. “Three top-20 teams, one top-10, and we were playing them in the fourth quarter,” Vellano said. “You win those three games and it’s a different year right there. Fourth quarter, touchdown here, touchdown last week, you can’t get much closer.” Had the Terps’ fortunes been different in the first two contests, maybe the reaction from this game would have been different. Instead of taking solace in coming close again, we would be talking about how a ranked Terps team choked on the big stage. Close or not close, they lost

digit goal scorers. But Stertzer wasn’t done yet. Just 10 days after netting two goals on his 21st birthday against Rutgers, he provided another multi-goal outburst to celebrate his coach’s birthday. In the 65th minute, Stertzer collected a 40-yard cross from defender Widner Saint Cyr and finished an 8-yard header. The festivities were muted just moments later, however, when Jane was shown a red card and ejected. Confused over the reasoning behind the ejection, Cirovski exchanged some heated words with the referee, and the Terps’ bench received a yellow card. Jane’s ejection will keep him on the bench for their game at No. 2 North Carolina on Friday. “It’s a big blow not having him against North Carolina,” Cirovski said. “That’s the one sour note of the whole game. He’s like the nicest kid in America, so I’m curious to see what he did.” Playing a man down for the first time this season, the Terps showed resiliency over the final 23 minutes. The backline continued shutting down the nation’s top scorer, Duke forward Andrew Wenger, and Mullins scored his first goal in more than a month during the 85th minute. With the Terps’ 13th win already secured, Duke midfielder Andrew Morales scored a rebound goal with 42 seconds remaining to prevent a blowout. But rout or not, the Terps gave Cirovski exactly what he wanted: a win over Duke on his birthday. And they did it in style. “This was a great birthday present,” Cirovski said. “I couldn’t even imagine a much better one.” letourneau@umdbk.com

as several Terps attested to afterward, just had too much speed. Along with Boyd’s and Watkins’ performances, Clemson received a huge boost from Ellington, who finished with 212 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. A week after falling to No. 20 Georgia Tech in Atlanta by just five, the Terps felt they had yet another quality win within grasp. Instead, they face an ever more difficult climb to become bowl eligible. “Call it distraught, call it heartbroken,” linebacker Lorne Goree said. “We were very close to beating all of them. It’s hard to lose to them, it really is.”

those games. They don’t get points for margin of defeat. “You either win or you don’t,” Meggett said. “She’s pregnant or she’s not.” In the end, against teams like Clemson, it might not matter who’s starting at quarterback. It might not matter who has been suspended or injured, or what defensive schemes the Terps are running. Until Edsall has the kind of players necessary to truly compete in the ACC, we’re probably going to keep hearing excuses. schneider@umdbk.com

MONARCHS from page 8 three goals in a game this season against the Terps, accomplishing the feat twice due in large part to the 23-year-old’s efforts. “Emma Batten is a world-class player, and she should be.” Meharg said. “She’s very tricky, she’s a goal scorer, she can manipulate a defense and I’m confident we can learn from this again, but we have to find a way to stop her.” The Lady Monarchs’ ability to score at will was the Terps’ downfall Friday night. The Terps have given up just 25 goals so far this season, but 36 percent have come from the sticks of the Old Dominion offense, prompting Meharg to issue a challenge to her defense after the game. “You have to be able to make it personal, and play them one on one in a way that is very smart,” Meharg said. “Taking defense more personally and making it more of a conviction … really understanding that battle.” The Terps responded to their coach’s message with a strong defensive performance in their road contest yesterday at American (7-6), allowing just one goal in a decisive 5-1 victory. The Eagles managed just seven shots against a stingy Terps backfield, scoring their lone tally on a penalty stroke in the first half. “I’m very happy with our outcome, as well as the way we adjusted as a group,” Meharg said. “I think everybody just wanted to step out and put [Friday’s game] behind us and I think we were able to do that.” Their four-goal victory showed the Terps can still handle most tests, and putting Friday’s performance behind them will only be another. The defeat was an emotional one for the Terps, but one the team nonetheless said will be motivation for the rest of the season. “It was a performance that we’re not going to be happy with,” midfielder Megan Frazer said after Friday’s game. “It’s going to drive us all day. I don’t want to feel like this ever again and I think the team feels the same way. … We’re not going to let this happen again.” Forward Casey Townsend leaps for a header during the Terps’ 4-2 win Friday against Duke, which moved them to 4-1 in ACC play. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK

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More from Byrd Stadium For additional coverage of the Terps’ loss to Clemson, including a photo gallery and highlight reel, make sure to check out TerrapinTrail.com.

TIGERS 56, TERPS 45

Slipping away

Clemson running back Andre Ellington breaks into the Terps’ secondary during the Tigers’ 56-45 win at Byrd Stadium on Saturday night. Ellington finished with 212 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 24 carries to help power a Clemson offense that finished with 576 yards of total offense. The Terps’ loss dropped them to 2-4 this season. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK

The excuse you aren’t hearing

Watkins keys Terps’ second-half collapse BY CHRIS ECKARD Senior staff writer

With a shifty juke move to his right, Clemson’s star freshman returner and wide receiver Sammy Watkins was in space and sprinting down the right side of Byrd Stadium midway through the fourth quarter Saturday night. With each quickly passing yard, Watkins deflated a Terrapins football team set on accomplishing the seemingly impossible — knocking off a top-10 squad with a patchwork defense and a quarterback making his first career start.

Despite an 18-point third-quarter lead, the Terps fell to the speedy No. 7 Tigers, 56-45. Ultimately, it was Clemson coach Dabo Swinney enjoying a Gatorade bath as Tigers fans raucously cheered him on, celebrating a road win against a team many didn’t think would come close. In a game that featured more than 1,000 yards of offense, Watkins sealed the win with his 89-yard kickoff return touchdown just moments after the Terps (2-4, 1-2 ACC) had scored to take back the lead in the fourth quarter. The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 ACC) would

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Quarterback C.J. Brown was productive during his first career start Saturday night. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK

MEN’S SOCCER

andy Edsall has made plenty of excuses this year. He’s bemoaned the situation he inherited in College Park, one with lost practice time and scholarships. He’s complained about the program’s lack of discipline as a string of suspended players sat out games. He’s done all this as he’s preached to his players

not to make excuses. But his team’s loss Saturday to Clemson proved true one excuse that Edsall hasn’t used: The Terps are limited by their roster. You can blame several things for the Terps’ struggles this year: coaching, youth, suspensions, injuries, luck — whatever. They’re all factors. But more importantly, the Terps just aren’t that good yet. They don’t have the skill or experience to beat the ACC’s elite. They don’t have a player talented enough to keep someone like Sammy

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A record crowd, a rousing win In rematch with ODU, Terps get same result

Terps handle Duke, 4-2, before 7,957 on Cirovski’s birthday

Top-ranked Lady Monarchs triumph again, 5-2; defense strong in win vs. American

BY CONNOR LETOURNEAU Staff writer

Sasho Cirovski’s wish was simple: All the Terrapins men’s soccer coach wanted for his 49th birthday was a win over rival Duke. And like most things in the coach’s storied career at this university, that’s exactly what he got. The No. 3 Terps celebrated Cirovski’s birthday in grand fashion, beating the No. 22 Blue Devils, 4-2, in front of a record crowd of 7,957 at Ludwig Field. “What an occasion,” Cirovski said after the game. “To have almost 8,000 people here, and it looked like it was more than that. It was just a great night. I can go home and have a nice smile on my face as I get one more year older.” That occasion started with a bang — literally. After men’s basketball coach Mark

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Midfielder John Stertzer, second from left, celebrates his first of two goals in the Terps’ 4-2 victory against Duke. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK

Turgeon kicked off the honorary first ball, fireworks greeted the Terps (131-1, 4-1 ACC) during introductions. But Duke, which entered Friday’s matchup riding a seven-game

unbeaten streak, was determined to crash the party. Playing on ESPN3 for the first time this season, the Blue

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The Terrapins field hockey team took the field Friday night with a chance to dethrone Old Dominion from its perch as the top team in the nation and reassert itself as arguably the best in the game. But when the clock struck zero, it was clear — again — who the best team on the field was. The Lady Monarchs dominated the No. 3 Terps in just about every facet of the game at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Friday night, using a tireless attack and a stifling defense to upend the Terps, 5-2, for the second time this season. “Old Dominion is an extremely fit team and is exceedingly tenacious in

their counterattacks,” coach Missy Meharg said. “This is a very good team in Old Dominion and hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to play them again.” Old Dominion (15-1) has outscored the Terps (12-2) by seven goals in the teams’ two contests this season, having already held the Terps scoreless in a four-goal victory in Norfolk, Va., on Sept. 2. And as has been the case all season, the key to the Lady Monarchs’ stellar offensive play was do-itall forward Emma Batten. In two games against the Terps this season, Batten scored six of her team’s nine goals, notching a hat trick in each victory. Old Dominion is the only team to score more than

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