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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Burglaries reminder of security problems String ends after arrest, but unlocked doors, tailgating persist BY KARA ESTELLE Staff writer
Students are being asked to take responsibility for the safety of their belongings after a man was arrested in connection with a string of recent burglaries in North Campus dorms earlier this month. University Police arrested Marques Avery Buford, a non-student, on
Nov. 12 for stealing several laptops and other electronics from unlocked rooms in North Campus dorms. Resident Life officials reminded students to lock their doors and not allow others to follow them into dorm buildings, said Amy Martin, associate director of North Campus for the Department of Resident Life. Crime aside, Martin said, students should take these precautions all the time.
On Nov. 17, for example, some property was stolen from an unsecured room in Elkton Hall, according to University Police’s incident log. Thefts in North Campus dorms account for 2 percent of all incidents in dorms across the campus, she said, noting there were 20 theft cases around North Campus in fall 2008, 10
see BURGLARIES, page 3
Drops Maryland panties
More than 1,000 rising juniors to be denied housing BY AMANDA PINO Staff writer
Poor sales of Terp clothing likely doomed line
For many rising juniors who received their on-campus housing lotter y numbers yesterday, it became clear that space in dorms is still limited, due to a large freshman class and a steady demand for oncampus housing. There are 3,300 sophomores living on the campus, the majority of whom will not be placed in dorms next year. Though vacant apartments in South Campus Commons and University Courtyards will help house many students seeking a place to live, more than 1,000 rising juniors will move off the campus. For rising juniors, who received their housing lottery numbers yesterday, things may be looking bleak now, but the future seems to promise better news: More than 300 rooms will open up in Commons 7 in the spring and more than 700 in Oakland Hall by fall 2011. These new
Rising juniors are more likely to live in suite-style dorms such as Charles and Harford halls, but more than 1,000 won’t get on-campus housing next year . PHO-
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Disabled students worry about emergency procedures BY DANA CETRONE Staff writer
Turns out university girls won’t be able to drop Terpthemed panties no matter how hard they try this semester: University-branded hoodies, sweaters and undergarments are now nowhere to be found in Victoria’s Secret stores. The Victoria’s Secret PINK Collegiate Collection dropped the university-themed loungewear from its line of college gear earlier this semester for reasons that
remain unclear, though officials partly attributed the decision to poor sales. “Up until recently we were enjoying a very nice relationship with the Victoria Secret’s PINK line,” university Director of Trademark Licensing Joe Ebaugh said. “But in mid-September we got notice that they had dropped Maryland from their program.” Ebaugh said he contacted The Collegiate Licensing Company, the agency through which Victoria’s Secret approached the university to do the line, but they were
also vague, saying only that the decision was based on “numbers.” CLC’s Media Relations manager Tricia Hornsby said the “numbers” were based on a variety of factors — some directly related to the sales performance of each school and others for reasons unrelated to sales. Hornsby said that PINK does not use one specific measurement, but rather a combination of elements, to make the decision. Victoria’s Secret representatives could not
Scarce information, reliance on others in evacuation situations make some uneasy BY NELLY DESMARATTES Staff writer
During an emergency, most of us know what to do — take the stairs, get out as soon as possible and don’t panic. However, for those with disabilities, the information on what to do is scarce, police officials and disabled students said. Emergency procedures for those with disabilities are entirely based on prior planning. The university’s emergency preparedness website says disabled students should notify
see PINK, page 3
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their professors, director and department heads that they may need help during an emergency and ask for assistance if they aren’t able to evacuate on their own. “At this time, my understanding is it is up to the individual student and professors to help them out of the building [in an emergency],” said junior American studies major Aaron Kaufman, who has cerebral palsy and usually uses a wheelchair. “Professors are not knowledgeable and could cause
see EMERGENCY, page 3
Reviving an activist past Images of today’s protests recall famous student movements of 1960s, ’70s
Hillman said. “Everything that we talk about, all the history that we talk about being made, it’s the same thing that we’re doing right now.”
see ACTIVISM, page 2
BY ADELE HAMPTON Staff writer
Earlier this month, student activists met in the Nyumburu Cultural Center to plan a march on the Main Administration Building, protesting Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity Cordell Black’s dismissal. Images of students gathered in front of the Memorial Chapel protesting the Vietnam War in 1971 flashed across a large screen at the front of the room. “Everybody is always quoting all these history books and speeches from 30 years ago, 40 years ago, even hundreds of years ago, but because of this, people will be quoting us,” Black Student Union Vice President Kalani
Left, 300 students marched on the administration building in 1971 to protest admissions policies. Right, more than 600 students protested the dismissal of Cordell Black as associate provost for equity and diversity earlier this month. FILE PHOTO AND CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK
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THE OBESITY REQUIREMENT If you hated your required physical education class in high school, imagine having one in college based on how much you weigh. All freshmen at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania have to weigh in their first semester and, based on their Body Mass Index, may have to take a P.E. class. Those students with a BMI greater than 30, a level that indicates obesity, will have to take a one-credit course called “Fitness for Life.” The requirement has been in place since 2006 and has gone without a hitch until this year, when the university found out that 80 seniors (16 percent of the class) have yet to complete the fitness course. The case is telling of the growing obesity problem in the United States. But the question still remains if Lincoln University is combating it in the right way. To find out more about what students and administrators at the university have to say go to blogs.umdbk.com/campusdrive.
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Students protest the removal of top diversity administrator Cordell Black outside the Administration building.
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ACTIVISM from page 1 Unlike recent rebellions, mostly revolving around controversy with university officials and administrative decisions, past protesters were partaking in the national uprising against U.S. involvement in Vietnam, particularly after the U.S. invaded Cambodia. Across the country, people took to the streets to protest. The thousands that demonstrated at this university are commemorated through retellings, library archives and an exhibit at McKeldin Library showcasing photographs from the protests. Some alumni who participated in the movement even started a blog — route-one.org — dedicated to recounting and preserving memories of the political demonstrations. Unlike those today, many protests of the past turned violent. One alumnus, who did not identify him or herself, wrote a memoir on the blog stating: “The night of May 14, 1970 was the most violent night of the 1970 demonstrations. ... The shootings at Kent State and Jackson State had not intimidated the University of Maryland community. If anything, they had made people even more determined.” After the military takeover at Kent State University and subsequent shootings in 1970, college campuses across the nation began to fight the Vietnam War with outright aggression. This university was at the forefront of this movement, history professor Howard Smead said. “Most of the rebellion at Maryland had to do with Cambodia and the massacre at Kent State,” Smead said. “That was the peak of demonstrations on campus. There was a degree of activism in ’91, but not on the scale of the ’70s. The only thing that came close to that era were, believe it or not, the Duke riots.” On May 5, 1970 — the fourth straight
Students gather on the McKeldin Mall for a protest during the Vietnam era.
Students taped messages conveying their feelings about diversity at the university on the Administration building. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK
day of protests — military trucks rolled through the campus after then-governor Marvin Mandel called in the Maryland National Guard to subdue student activists by enforcing an 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. Riots ensued, and Route 1 was blocked. Two hours later, 200 Maryland State troopers joined the National Guard, launching tear gas canisters at the protesters, who retaliated by throwing rocks and lighting things on fire. Many students stood and watched as smoke billowed from cars parked along the road. “There was so much engagement on
this campus when it came to civil rights and the war,” said alumnae and American studies professor Suzanne Gordon, who graduated from this university in 1968 and was part of the demonstrations in the ’70s. “We were rowdy; we were taking over the streets. I can’t imagine how I didn’t get tear-gassed. It was so intense.” Though they said they don’t want to emulate the violence, student leaders said the Vietnam protests prove that student activism can shape history. “It’s so important, we’re making history,” Hillman said of the recent activism.
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War fliers litter a building in the 1970s. COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY ARCHIVE
Many who lived through the ’60s and ’70s on the campus said recent protests have harkened back to the glory days of campus activism, though most doubt they will ever be surpassed. “That generation was different — not every generation has something to demonstrate or a way to demonstrate it,” Smead said. “It was just a common string of events that caused that mentality to happen. And it’ll never happen again, or at least not anytime soon.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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HOUSING from page 1 prospects, university officials have said, may help the university move toward guaranteeing student housing for three years. Last year, many panicked students moved to Courtyards and Commons as early as the second semester of their sophomore year — just in case. “I was afraid there wouldn’t be space if I waited,” junior fire protection engineer Kelly Kidwell said. “So I subleased a random apartment in Courtyards for the second half of my sophomore year.” The opening of Commons 7 only slightly reduces demand, because most of the spaces are reser ved by juniors who will likely re-lease for their senior years. “My friend tells me the only way to get into Commons is if you know somebody and you have them pull you in,” sophomore communication and marketing major Akash Dua said. “Luckily, I do know a guy who will pull me in, because my lotter y number is something ridiculous like 2,700.” Other students are considering more creative ways to
EMERGENCY from page 1 serious damage if they tr y to move a student.” Disabled students complain they don’t receive enough information on emergency procedures and followup on directions that are given out is rare. Women’s studies graduate student Angel Miles, who uses a wheelchair and lives alone in a South Campus Commons apartment, is concerned about her safety during emergencies. No firefighter, police officer or university employee came to check on her during the several fire alarms pulled in her building last semester, and she had to use the elevator to evacuate, Miles said. “This is something I think about occasionally, since I’m
PINK from page 1 be reached for comment. The university signed a contract with PINK in March 2008 and profited early, Ebaugh said. The university received more than $34,000 in royalties between June 2008 and September 2008, mostly from the initial production and shipments to retailers. After September 2008, however, the PINK producers, 5th & Ocean and Jones & Mitchell reported no royalties, Ebaugh said. “If the initial goods got placed into stores and didn’t sell through enough to generate more orders for a year, I would have to drop us too,” Ebaugh said. “Of course this begs the question of distribution: Where had they placed the product? If all they did
Many rising juniors seek housing in South Campus Commons.
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ensure a space on or near the campus, hoping to vie for spots reser ved for special programs or even responding to Craigslist ads. “My lotter y number was pretty good actually,” sophomore neurobiology and physiology major Ryan Haq said. “But I also applied to be an RA, and if that doesn’t work out, I’m applying to the Hinman CEO program [housed
in Commons], too. So I have all of these backup plans.” His friend Christopher Wolfram, a sophomore materials science major, wasn’t so lucky. “I am so far past the red, I’m waving to it,” Wolfram said, referring to warning color Resident Life assigns to those with high lotter y numbers. “I don’t know where I’m going to go now. You may find me sleeping in Stamp
next year.” “You know how there are those creeper ads on Craigslist? I might just respond to one,” he joked. “I’m a tall blond; I shower frequently, can I sublet your room?” But the news isn’t all bad. For those willing to wait it out, chances are they will find a space either on the campus or in Commons or Courtyards, Resident Life officials said.
in a ver y vulnerable position,” Miles said. “Unless there is an able-bodied person who can tell emergency personnel that disabled people are in the building, we won’t get out.” Miles also said when the fire alarm goes off in her room, an accompanying alarm goes off at the front desk to let them know that a disabled person occupies that room and needs to be checked on. However, when the alarm went off this semester, no one came for more than 10 minutes because they did not know what the alarm meant. Eventually, a resident director came to make sure she was all right, Miles said. “I hope they do not wait until something bad happens,” Miles said. “The university needs to be more proactive instead of reactive
to disability issues.” Campus police admit they need to step up their efforts in educating the disabled population on emergency procedures. “This is probably an area we need to work on,” Maj. Jay
Gruber of the public safety department said. “We do a good job on emergency preparedness for the general campus, but in terms of targeting the disabled population, we can do a better job.” Gruber urged those with disabilities to take the elevator in non-fire emergencies and to wait at a fire escape landing during a fire. Public Safety had taken it for granted that people know the correct procedures to follow, Gruber said. Miles said she only knows to go to stair landings because of evacuation practices at her government job, not through the university’s efforts. Disabilities Support Services is aware of the need for increased information on emergency preparedness for students with disabilities, Director Jo Ann Hutchinson said.
was place it in department stores in area malls that our students can’t get to ver y easily, it would of course fail. College Park doesn’t offer many locations for fashion-oriented collegiate women’s wear.” Some Victoria’s Secret stores in the College Park area, including the mall in Prince George’s Plaza, have begun carrying gear for Howard University, an institution that has about a fifth of the enrollment of this university. “When I heard that, I asked precisely about the Howard situation, not believing that they could have had bigger numbers than us. There was some explanation about Victoria’s Secret not dropping the historic black college,” Ebaugh said. Some students, however, said the line was expensive and was getting too popular at the
university, a possible explanation for the drop in sales. “I loved the line and currently own a lot of it,” senior physical education major Sarah Wenzel said. “My only problem was how expensive it was and repetitive.” Junior international business and supply chain management major Kasia Jaskowska said she had heard the line ended because of lack of interest and that she had no problem buying the clothes before from nearby malls and online. “It’s kind of weird because if you walk around campus, it seems like a lot of people have the clothes, like the hoodies,” Jaskowska said. “I feel like ever yone had this stuff, so how much more could we do?” But many students had been wondering where the
“Unless there is an able-bodied person who can tell emergency personnel that disabled people are in the building, we won’t get out.” ANGEL MILES WOMEN’S STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENT
university line had gone after not being able to find it in local Victoria’s Secret stores. “I’m obsessed with Victoria’s Secret PINK, and I was pissed that they took our school off of the website,” junior psychology major Caroline Hubschman said. “My sister’s school, NYU, got on to it, and they don’t even have a mascot! I have bought, like, three Maryland pieces of clothing, and it is one of my favorite brands so I was really sad.” Sophomore English major Tar yn Mitchell said she wished fans of the line had gotten a warning before the line was dropped. “I am pretty irritated — not that I need any more clothes — but just the idea that if the company isn’t making tons of money off one school that they will just drop us like that,” Mitchell said. “I’m sure
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Last year 65 percent of rising juniors were given rooms on the campus or in Commons or Courtyards, Assistant Director for Resident Life Scott Young said. He added that close to 1,000 of those remaining students sought other options entirely, many choosing to drop out of the running for dorms or public-private apartments. Looking toward the future, Resident Life is pushing to keep even more students on the campus. “We’re anxious to gain more housing and look forward to getting back to a day where we can offer students some type of housing for four years,” Young said. “I’m not exactly sure when that will be, but that is my goal and the desire of our department, certainly.” Resident Hall Association President Josef Mensah said in a meeting earlier this month that the addition of Oakland Hall could guarantee housing for all juniors by spring 2011. But Young said it is too early to tell if Mensah’s prediction will prove true. He added new housing options will better student prospects, however.
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in spring 2009 and two this semester until the string of burglaries. The recent uptick in incidents went down dramatically after the arrest was made, she said. But university officials encourage students to report strangers they find in their dorms and always lock their doors. Police didn’t find any signs of forced entry into any of the rooms in the burglary cases, University Police spokesman Paul Dillon said. “Students should always lock their doors whenever they leave, even if they are going to use the restroom,” Dillon wrote in an e-mail. “If they see people they do not recognize wandering the halls, they can either confront the person if they feel comfortable doing so or call our agency to report a suspicious person.” Students should also be more conscious when letting others follow them into the building in a practice known as “tailgating,” Dillon and Martin said. Police investigations have found that suspects typically gain entry into dorm buildings that otherwise require a student ID card to enter by tailgating behind students into the building and then into the elevator, Dillon said. They then wander hallways and check doors until they find a room that is open and unoccupied. “It’s kind of like your neighborhood watch,” Martin said. “You need to watch out for each other and think, ‘Who is that coming in behind me?’” Some students said they think tailgating is an issue but said they don’t know what they can do to prevent it. “It’s kind of hard,” freshman biology major Jenny Lannon said. “If you open the door, you’re not going to close it in front of someone who is standing right there. It wouldn’t be a problem if people just locked their doors.” Freshman computer science major Justin Hutton added he thinks tailgating is a problem, but said no matter how many burglaries occur, he doesn’t think “kids will stop doing that.” “Most of the time they’re just being nice, and a lot of the time you can’t tell if the person lives there,” Hutton said. Many students agreed that students just need to lock their doors, even if it is annoying. “People have to leave their doors locked — that’s the most important thing,” Hutton said. For some students, part of remembering to secure their dorm rooms is taking a different attitude — by thinking of their room as “home.” “You really have to shut the door after yourself,” freshman communication major Lewis Sogge said. “You’ve got to treat it like your house. You wouldn’t let a stranger into your own house. You’ve got to make sure you lock your door even though it’s sort of annoying that you have to lock your door just to go to the bathroom.”
“We had a presentation by a person in the Police Department on emergency preparedness, and I am also reviewing how other universities have established their procedures and am passing that along to the police department,” Hutchinson said. Some disabled students feel the university needs to do more to help them feel safer on the campus in more ways than just emergency preparedness. “I think that the university is not educated about disability awareness in general, and emergency preparedness is just part of it,” Miles added. “The ownership shouldn’t be only people with disabilities, but it should be 50-50 between us and the university.” email@example.com
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The story of Glicken Little S
GA President Steve Glickman’s annual State of the Campus address was of various departments and colleges could be a good step, provided administramarked with an underlying tone of despair. Despite rattling off a list of tors handle it properly. Ultimately, unless Provost Nariman Farvardin and university President Dan the Student Government Association’s accomplishments, Glickman called the state of the campus “unacceptable” and lamented a “disturb- Mote were hawking subprime mortgages while we weren’t looking, administraing sense of distrust of the administration.” Transparency was lauded as the tors did not cause the financial collapse and have done a fairly good job of hanissue of our day, and the administration was painted as the roadblock for change. dling it. While an SGA legislator had to copy the university budget onto a flashdrive from Hornbake Library and place it online, no univerMany of Glickman’s points were valid. We have argued on sity lawyers battled to have it taken down. And while Cordell this page that the administrators need to dramatically increase Black was removed from his position as associate provost for transparency and work to involve students in budgetary deciEquity and Diversity, his position was not eliminated entirely. sions. But if you look up, the sky is clearly not falling. SGA President Steve Glickman is right to pressure the administration for more For instance, look at the University of California System, Glickman’s State of the transparency and further student input. Students who are which contains two of this university’s peer institutions. The angry at the current state of things need to have their conGolden State will face a $21 billion deficit, and tuition there is Campus speech was cerns heard and taken into account by the administration. being raised a staggering 32 percent. The cost of attending unfairly negative. However, the notion that somehow the state of the campus is UC Berkeley, one of the university’s peer institutions, has completely unacceptable strays from reality. Despite whattripled over the past decade. On Friday, 40 students barricaded themselves inside a UC Berkeley academic building to protest the ever controversies have arisen, the university remains a fine place to receive a increase, as well as drastic cuts and furloughs. They were arrested by riot police. college education. That said, Glickman is president of the SGA and essentially a politician. He Things here will never be as bad as they are in California. While Annapolis politicians are miles from perfect, the amount of ineptitude apparently collected needs to use stern rhetoric to pressure administrators and mobilize students. in Sacramento is unprecedented. But in a way, the response of students and But as students deride the administration for being secretive or complain about administrators here to budget cuts mirrors what is happening on the West cuts to programs, they should take a minute to think about students on the West Coast and the thousands who will never receive the education they deserve Coast, just on a smaller scale. Still, there are major differences that can’t be ignored. In-state tuition here has because of that financial situation. Riot police have not blanketed our campus nor not increased a penny, and although we support a minor tuition hike, a freeze is have hundreds of university staff members lost their jobs. Glickman should stop, take a breath and look up. obviously preferable to increasing tuition by a third. And the proposed mergers
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Athletes: Winning off the field
hat would you do if you were an athlete? Strut your stuff in full-body Under Armour? Play to the crowd on game day? Waltz past the velvet rope at bars and events? How about helping out with a coat drive? Or volunteering with illiterate kids? Or traveling to the Green Festival to help promote recycling awareness and fair economies? Maybe most of us don’t associate these charitable activities with athletes — collegiate or professional — but between games and practices and all that comes with the territory, America’s athletes are constantly involved in their communities. It’s not in an athlete’s job description. They could retreat into their mansions and count their millions, but most don’t. You’ve seen the commercials featuring Dwyane Wade driving his SUV full of sports equipment to a team of underprivileged kids and then pedaling away on a rickety bike or Reggie Bush and company
OFFUTT volunteering in New Orleans. Brian Roberts of the Orioles holds an annual event where he and other players entertain guests to raise money for a children’s hospital. And not every philanthropic event is televised: Players often make trips incognito to children’s hospitals and shelters just to put a smile on a kid’s face or comforting someone who’s down and out. There’s even an organization called Athletes for Hope with a mission to inspire other athletes to get involved. It was founded by athletes who have achieved excellence in their sport and their communities — Warrick Dunn, Mia Hamm, Lance Armstrong, Muhammad Ali and Cal Ripken Jr., to
name a few — and who encourage and assist others to do the same. University athletes do it too. Last year the Terp women’s basketball team, on its way to an ACC championship, took time to practice with the Prince George’s County Special Olympics. The gymnastics team volunteered at the Green Festival this fall. As if school and practice and meets weren’t enough, they spent a weekend sorting trash. For their Nov. 14 football game, the Terps sported Under Armour-sponsored jerseys with camouflage shoulders and words like “Country” and “Service” on the back, to be auctioned off to raise money for the Wounded Warrior charity. They also showed videos of Terp veterans on campus and even brought soldiers out on the field before the game and at halftime to be honored by the crowd. Similarly, at the first men’s basketball game of the year, a boy with cancer got to sit on the court with his dad and watch the game. During warmups, Greivis Vasquez went over to talk
to him and shake his hand. Say what you will about the guy — he made that kid’s night like no one else could have. This isn’t to diminish what the rest of us do to help out our neighbors — after all, average Joes perform the majority of community service. But the truth is, athletes, entertainers and other role models have a singular and exceptional ability to have an effect on people’s lives. We watch them, we admire them, and at the end of the day, when they talk, we listen. What they do, we do. Kids idolize the stars they see, and these appointed heroes in turn have a chance to do what us mere mortals can’t: Make a difference just by showing up. Athletes have the unique ability to help people. The ones at this university — who actually do it — make me proud to be a Terp. Bethany Offutt is a sophomore criminology and criminal justice and psychology major. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAPP and PATH: Time to draw the line
have a minor suggestion for the utility companies: If you’re going to try to portray your attempts to build gigantic interstate transmission lines as a way to transfer renewable energy, don’t connect them to coal plants. Coal power squared — that’s what Pepco Holdings Inc. is trying to sell us with the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway, along with Allegheny Energy and American Electric Power pushing the Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline. MAPP is 150 miles long and starts at a coal-powered plant in Virginia, which crosses into this state and ends in Delaware, racing across the Chesapeake Bay in the process. PATH is 275 miles long, starts at one of the nation’s largest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in West Virginia and arrives in Kemptown, Md. The motivation for both projects is pretty simple. The local electricity mar-
kets for these coal-fired power plants pay 6.63 cents a kilowatt hour in West Virginia and 9.1 cents in Virginia. There’s a considerable profit to be made by selling this power in a state such as Maryland, where the average market price is 13.45 cents a kilowatt hour. I think that’s fine — profit is always the motivator — but the question is, what do ordinary people and not just companies get out of the deal? If you like people, the residents who live in the way of the combined 425 miles of massive transmission lines would face upheaval from eminent domain due to the “right of way” for an approved transmission line. The people who live by the coal plants get to breathe more rarefied air. If you like nature, the lines would also cut across forests, a wildlife refuge and the Chesapeake Bay. If you like money, you’re in luck if you work for one of the utilities. Ratepayers will cover the
DERNOGA $1.8 billion cost of PATH and $1.4 billion cost of MAPP. Is a sense of absurdity unavoidable? Perhaps the most unfortunate thing about these lines is they would lower the incentive for Maryland to use our enviable offshore wind resources. The U.S. Energy Department said the state has “outstanding” wind for power generation offshore, with breezes steadily averaging 18 to 20 mph and about 160 feet above the waves. This is about the height at which wind turbines would spin. Earlier this year, the Interior Department declared that U.S. offshore wind resources could lead America’s clean
energy revolution. Over 1,000 gigawatts of wind potential exists off of the Atlantic coast alone. It would be tremendous if the state could lead the way and tap into this clean energy source. Plus, I’d like to write about something we’re building that’s a good idea for a change. Fortunately, citizens in states that will be impacted by these transmission lines have been rising up in opposition and demanding their public service commissions make decisions on MAPP and PATH in the interest of the public. State activists are looking to stop the importation of dirty coal power into the state by holding a rally Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at Preston Gardens Park in Baltimore. Join them and help convince state legislators to make the right decision: No to new coal. Matt Dernoga is a senior government and politics major. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Laboring for change LIZ CIAVOLINO
ast year, Feminism Without Borders lobbied for cutting the university’s contract with Russell Athletic Corporation. This was in the wake of serious violations of workers’ rights at Russell’s Jerzees de Honduras factory. Eventually, Russell closed the factory, primarily because the workers formed an independent union. Fortunately, this university, along with over 90 other universities, cut its contract with Russell, rejecting the unjust treatment of workers. Earlier this week, we learned the campaign was not in vain. Russell agreed to reopen the factory and rehire the workers. The factory will be back in business with unionized, represented workers because of the pressure put on the corporation by universities. Feminism Without Borders was thrilled that the university cut its contract with Russell and even more excited that our university contributed to this success for workers’ rights. However, we feel there were flaws in the way the administration dealt with this factory case. Feminism Without Borders worked for more than a year to convince our reluctant administration to cut the Russell contract. While our administration hesitated, Russell got away with unfair labor practices and the workers lost their jobs for nine months. This year, we have already learned about violations at two Nike factories that produce collegiate apparel in which fired workers have been denied owed pay. We cannot stand by as more workers lose their jobs because they stood up for their rights. But we cannot simply cut individual contracts and expect industry-wide reform. We successfully punished Russell’s labor violations last semester, but now we need a broader solution that will encourage fundamental change. We have the power to ensure no university clothing supports unethical policies that harm workers; we just need a way to use it more effectively. The solution is the Designated Suppliers Program, a plan that would use the licensing power of this university to provide incentives for companies to respect workers’ rights. The DSP would help prevent companies from deserting unionized factories by requiring apparel companies to send a certain percentage of their orders to factories with fair labor practices. The plan is endorsed by the Workers Rights Consortium, an independent monitoring organization with which our university is already affiliated. Fortyfour other colleges and universities, including peer institutions such as UCLA, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — and even our rival Duke University — have already signed on. Unfortunately, our administration lacks the initiative to join this movement. This year, Feminism Without Borders, along with a growing coalition of students, continues to press our administration to sign on to the DSP. We believe that our university has a responsibility to take a stand on issues of global social justice. As we have seen with the Russell case, we are in a position of power as both students and consumers. Let’s use this power to uplift the global community instead of condoning inhumane labor practices. Liz Ciavolino is a junior music major and a member of Feminism Without Borders. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Some may perceive Rated R as Rihanna’s “anti-Chris Brown” album, but the LP is about so much more. Sure, there are songs on the singer’s latest album that take some not-so-subtle shots at her former beau, but after a breakup as public as the one the couple went through, that much is to be expected. Rated R is, at its core, an exhibit of Rihanna’s maturation — mentally and musically. Yes, some of that maturity may come by way of her experiences with Brown, but listeners should not let that idea completely overshadow the album. Rihanna certainly doesn’t. It’s important to know that the album, overall, is nothing like what Rihanna has released in the past: While Rated R is still a pop record, it’s not much of a club-banging record. There’s no real “Umbrella” on the album, and listeners are going to have to work to make the majority of the songs dance-floor ready. But that’s all right. This record isn’t supposed to be another Good Girl Gone Bad — its purpose is actually quite the opposite. By making this record darker, angrier and completely distinctive, Rihanna is only adding depth to her still young but very accomplished career. The closest Rated R comes to previous Rihanna material is the third track, “Hard.” It’s upbeat, and like many songs on the album, it’s heavy on the use of keyboard. This track’s production is completely dance-worthy and its hook is catchy. Young Jeezy also contributes a pretty good verse to the song. While it’s far from his most impressive appearance ever, it’s a nice complement. Although the beat of “Hard” may
sound familiar, the lyrics here — and on the rest of the album — are a huge change of pace. Rihanna and her songwriters have projected a new version of the singer on Rated R: She’s boastful, personal, vulgar and openly sexual. A terrific example of all of those lyrical qualities is “Rockstar 101,” on which Rihanna embraces her public persona to the extreme. Featuring lines such as “Rocking this skirt, rocking this club/ Got my middle finger up, I don’t really give a f–––” and “So baby take me in, I’ll disobey the law/ Make sure you frisk me good/ Check my panties and my bra,” the track clearly shows the music industry has produced a whole new kind of Rihanna album — and the pop star hasn’t lost any of her power. One of the best songs on the album is “Rude Boy.” Making it another of the LP’s few true dancepop songs, the beat is reminiscent of a sped-up “Love In This Club” by Usher and is heavy on the synthesizers. “Rude Boy” is a head-bobber the whole way through, but again, the song goes a long way in earning the album a parental advisory sticker with lyrics such as “I like the way you touch me there/ I like the way you pull my hair/ Babe, if I don’t feel it I ain’t faking.” And yes, there are the songs that bring Brown to mind. There aren’t too many that seem to be blatantly about him, but there’s also a handful, such as “Fire Bomb” or “Cold Case Love” that can be perceived to be about him. But the strongest of the bunch may also be the most aggressive, the “Unfaithful”-esque “Stupid In Love.” The emphasis is clearly on the (rightfully) bitter lyrics. The chorus anchors the idea behind the track
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when Rihanna belts, “This is stupid/ I’m not stupid/ Don’t talk to me like I’m stupid/ I still love you but I just can’t do this/ I may be dumb but I’m not stupid.” And for those looking for some even stronger Brown-bashing, she gives us the gem: “That’s what my friends are calling me/… They’re telling me let go, he is not the one/ I thought I saw your potential/ I guess that’s what made me dumb.” Again, these songs aren’t the same old Rihanna. All of the aforementioned songs, save for “Rude Boy,” are either mid-tempo or just straight-up slow. Although the slower pace usually works nicely with the darker lyrical content, some
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Strong defensive effort wasn’t enough for Terps against UNC Led by Kaplan, women’s soccer stopped Tar Heel attack for 81 minutes before lone goal BY CHRIS ECKARD Staff writer
Terrapin women’s soccer player Becky Kaplan had one main objective on Saturday afternoon against North Carolina — stop Tobin Heath. Heath, who was named to the 2009 Top Drawer All-America team and won an Olympic gold medal last year, powered the North Carolina midfield and attack all year. The midfielder has registered 13 goals and 15 assists the past two seasons and is one of the reasons the No. 1 seeded Tar Heels are poised to repeat as national champions after beating the Terps 1-0 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. So Kaplan’s task was a difficult one. But she did it better than expected, much like the entire Terp defense, making Heath a non-factor in the match. “She was constantly on her and not allowing anything,” coach Brian Pensky said. After playing all 90 minutes of the match, Heath failed to register an assist or goal and was even held without a shot. The senior averaged more than two shots per game heading into the match and had a goal and an assist in the previous match between the Tar Heels and Terps. Kaplan, a sophomore midfielder, was used to the challenge, as she played defensive midfield last season. This year, Kaplan has played in ever y game but one, missing the
American game due to the flu and was a constant force for the Terps. She moved back to defensive center midfielder at the beginning of the NCAA Tournament when Domenica Hodak went down with an ankle injur y. “We gave it ever ything we had and that includes Kaplan’s job playing defense,” Pensky said. It wasn’t only Kaplan who kept a potent Tar Heels offense off the scoreboard for 81 minutes. North Carolina’s six shots in the second half were the lowest amount recorded by the Tar Heels in one half since their Oct. 25 loss to Miami. Goalkeeper Mar y Casey made several difficult saves, including one on a point blank shot by North Carolina for ward Courtney Jones. Terp defenders Brittany Cummins and Megan Watson pushed the ball upfield after any Tar Heels turnover. For the first time all season against the Tar Heels, the Terps held their own on defense. Even in the 1-0 loss at home on Nov. 1, the Terps gave up 22 shots and lacked possession. “Our defense was ver y good,” Casey said. “We knew where we had to be and what our objectives were for the game. For the most part we accomplished that except for the lone goal.” Tar Heels for ward Casey Nogueira won the game for North Carolina with that goal in the 82nd
Defender Becky Kaplan (No. 19) goes up for a ball in the Terps’ 1-0 NCAA Tournament loss to North Carolina on Saturday. The Terp defense went unrewarded despite its solid play. MATTHEW CREGER/THE DIAMONDBACK
minute, with a well-placed long distance shot. For the last eight minutes of the match, Pensky changed his formation to an attacking 3-4-3 in an attempt to get the equalizer. But the goal never came, as the Terps failed to score against the Tar Heels for the fourth consecutive game. “The further the match went, the more confident we got,” Pensky said. “The frustrating piece was that we could not get anything going forward. But even after they scored we kept fighting and tr ying to play balls for ward.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Midfielder Megan Frazer (right) reacts after losing Sunday’s National Championship game to North Carolina, 3-2. Katie O’Donnell, who recorded a Final Four-record nine points in Friday’s semifinal, was held to zero points Sunday. ALLISON AKERS/THE DIAMONDBACK
shut her down totally, but she didn’t really factor in the goals.” The ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP is not exactly a secret weapon. She averaged six points in the three NCAA Tournament games leading up to the final. And she had a goal and an assist in the Terps’ 4-1 win Oct. 24 against North Carolina in the regular season. Still, no other team had managed to shut down O’Donnell as successfully as the Tar Heels did Sunday. She had failed get a single point in only one other game this season, in a 3-1 win against Virginia on Oct. 2. And even then, she got off five shots. But in the national title game, she didn’t even get a look at the goal. North Carolina back Meghan Dawson’s main task in the game was guarding O’Donnell, and Shelton even set up back Melanie Brill as the second layer of protection in case the speedy Terp broke away. “They had Dawson stuck to me like glue,” O’Donnell said. “So my game plan was just to hang around to cover and tr y to take out to different people and tr y to get the ball to Nicole [Muracco] and Megan
[Frazer] up front.” She committed herself to midfield defense and passing. She even helped distract Tar Heel goalie Jackie Kintzer on the Terps’ first goal, coming up to the right side of the cage as forward Nicole Muracco went left to throw Kintzer off. So when Muracco received a pass, she knocked it right past the goalie and into the cage. But for the Terps, it was not easy to go without the offensive production they had relied on all season from O’Donnell. And it didn’t help that Shelton’s other key to the game was stopping the Terps’ direct shots from penalty corners, which goes hand-in-hand with containing O’Donnell, who gets many of her assists off penalty corner goals. O’Donnell spoke after her nine-point performance in Friday’s semifinal about her and her teammates succeeding together. Her words then could have also fit in after the national title game, as every Terp took responsibility for the loss. “It’s not about me,” O’Donnell said. “It’s not about my points. It’s about all our whole team finishing them. ... So it’s great to have points, but I’m just a single player on an entire field with a huge group of girls.” email@example.com
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In Friedgen’s case, no such support has been lent. The 62-year-old has taken the Terps (2-9, 1-6 ACC) to six bowl games. But this season is his fourth in six years with a losing record. This past offseason, Friedgen and Yow named offensive coordinator James Franklin as the program’s “coach-in-waiting,” set to succeed Friedgen as head coach. Franklin’s contract stipulates he will receive $1 million if he is not promoted by 2011. Still, at the time, Friedgen said he was uncertain of when he would retire. The possibility of being fired was not in the discussion. “I’m going to coach as long as I feel like coaching and as long as it’s enjoyable,” Friedgen said in February. “James has been such a big part of our success here, and to me, it’s kind of an honor and a legacy to have one of your coaches be able to follow you. At the time, Yow described the move as a measure of “common sense,” stressing the program’s continuity.
did. Woodberry’s lanky, athletic frame largely neutralized any probing runs from Braga, Penn State’s assists leader, which stemmed the Nittany Lions’ potent attack. And although Woodberry physically looked the part of a freshman against Penn State’s burly and experienced frontline, the McKinney, Texas, native also flashed the savvy of a senior when the Terps needed it most. With 10 minutes remaining in regulation and the score still tied, Nittany Lion forward Corey Hertzog slipped behind the Terp defense and headed for goal with the ball and, potentially, the game’s outcome at his feet. In an instant, Woodberry caught up to Hertzog and subtly tugged at his jersey, throwing the forward’s timing off just enough that his shot veered wide. “Some people looked at it as a bad thing that we didn’t get a seed and we had to play [the first round against Loyola],” forward Jason Herrick said. “For all of our younger guys, they got a little taste of what it was like. ... They really stepped up today for us.”
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN If the Terps can advance to the NCAA Tournament’s quarterfinal round with a win over No. 10seed Harvard this Sunday, they’ll likely journey to Charlottesville, Va., for what would be the Terps’ third game against Virginia this season. That they might face another ACC team shouldn’t be surprising. Six of the 16 teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament hail from the conference, and all could potentially play a league foe in the coming weeks. In addition to the Terps and Cavaliers, Duke plays at Wake Forest this weekend, while North Carolina and Boston College could meet in the quarterfinals. Forward Casey Townsend and the Terps are one of six ACC teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament. The Terps could face rival Virginia in the quarterfinals if they win at Harvard on Sunday. ADAM FRIED/THE DIAMONDBACK
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Friedgen’s future uncertain Athletics Department officials decline to comment on Friedgen’s status for next season, ninth-year coach focusing on Saturday BY ADI JOSEPH Senior staff writer
Mired in the worst of his nine seasons as Terrapin football head coach, Ralph Friedgen has declined to speak on his clouded future. Several reports indicate the Athletics Department may be looking into the possibility of buying out the two years and reportedly $4 million remaining of Friedgen’s contract. “I don’t want to get into that,” Friedgen said. “I want to keep the focus on Boston College right now.”
Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post reported Friedgen’s buyout would not be a financial issue Sunday. But Friedgen’s lawyer, Jack Reale, told The Post neither he nor his client have been in discussion with the Athletics Department about a buyout. Numerous Athletics Department officials declined to comment on the situation. Reale was not reached by phone yesterday. Athletics Director Debbie Yow has repeatedly stated throughout the season she will evaluate Friedgen
and the team after the season, as is the process with all sports. She will not comment until then. Last February, after a controversy surrounding men’s basketball coach Gary Williams and Senior Associate Athletics Director Kathleen Worthington, Yow offered Williams her “personal, full support,” stating that Williams still had three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract, and she would discuss an extension when necessary.
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Ralph Friedgen has declined to discuss his coaching status for next year amid reports that the Athletics Department could buy his contract out. ADAM FRIED/THE DIAMONDBACK
Terps get past host Chaminade After slow start, Terps cruise for 79-51 win in Maui Invitational BY ERIC DETWEILER Senior staff writer
LAHAINA, HAWAII – As Terrapin
Sasho Cirovski hadn’t coached a NCAA Tournament game as the away team since 1997 before Sunday’s 2-1 win at Penn State.
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Terps show confidence on the road; freshman Woodberry stepping up on thin backline BY JONAS SHAFFER Staff writer
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – It had been a long time since Sasho Cirovski had to pack for a road trip this early in the postseason. But after living to pack another day following his Terrapin men’s soccer team’s 2-1 victory at Penn State on Sunday, another couple road trips for the coach wouldn’t hurt either. “This was a new experience for us,” said Cirovski, who, before Sunday, had last arrived as the visitor in an NCAA Tournament game in 1997. That year, the Terps lost to American. Sunday’s result was certainly bet-
ter than that showing 12 years ago — and most of the Terps’ road performances this season. Before this weekend, nearly all of the success the Terps had enjoyed this season came within the touchline at Ludwig Field. After a season-opening loss to thenNo. 19 UCLA, the Terps went undefeated in their last 12 home games, including a 2-1 win over Loyola (Md.) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. It was the Terps’ travel troubles, rather, that likely cost them a seed in the NCAA Tournament and, ultimately, made their triumph over the Nittany Lions that much more improbable. After going 2-4-1 away
from College Park this season, the Terps managed to become the first team all year to emerge from Penn State’s Jeffrey Field victorious. “We’re a team that continues to grow,” Cirovski said Sunday. “We showed our character today, and that’s what it takes when you go on the road.”
YOUTH MOVEMENT Entering this season, Taylor Kemp and Ethan White — the Terps’ tandem of starting freshman defenders — had already been reminded plenty of the experienced and formidable backline they were expected to replace. But London Woodberry,
another freshman and a versatile defender/midfielder, had to deal with another matter entirely Sunday. After crafty Penn State midfielder Matheus Braga endlessly pressured the Terps on their right flank in the game’s opening minutes, Cirovski called on Woodberry in the 22nd minute to replace the usually solid Kwame Darko, who had trouble containing Braga from his right back position. Though the Nittany Lions did not actually score until Woodberry entered the lineup, Braga’s influence waned considerably when he
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O’Donnell’s lack of scoring key in loss Star forward held to no shots in 3-2 title game defeat two days after recording a Final Four record BY KATE YANCHULIS Senior staff writer
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Terrapin field hockey forward Katie O’Donnell turned in an MVP-worthy performance this weekend. But it came a game early. O’Donnell had her recordsetting outing in the topseeded Terps’ 7-5 semifinal victory against No. 4 Princeton at Kentner Stadium on Friday. With one assist, the junior broke the ACC career assist record. Then she added two more assists and three goals of her own to compile a total of nine points, more than any player had ever scored in the
Final Four. She had a hand in all but one of the Terps’ goals. In Sunday’s National Championship game, though, the all-time Terp points leader failed to notch an assist or get off a shot, and the Terps (23-1) dropped their only game of the season 3-2 to No. 3 North Carolina. “It’s just a matter of one play, one thing that makes a difference in the rest of the game,” O’Donnell said. “And they made the difference.” The most obvious difference-making play in the game was Tar Heel senior for ward Danielle For word’s go-ahead penalty corner goal with 11 seconds remaining in
the game. But North Carolina (20-2) also changed the course of the game with its continual defensive pressure on O’Donnell. By containing the spark behind the explosive Terp attack, which had just won the highest-scoring game in Final Four history, the Tar Heels disrupted their top-ranked opponents enough to stay in the game and pull off their lastminute upset. “We basically shut down Katie O’Donnell,” Tar Heel coach Karen Shelton said. “And that’s something we knew we had to do. We didn’t
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Forward Katie O’Donnell, shown against Drexel in the second round, was held without a shot in Sunday’s National Championship. ALLISON AKERS/THE DIAMONDBACK
basketball coach Gary Williams walked to the locker room at halftime of yesterday’s Maui Invitational opener against Chaminade with a look of perturbed consternation, his eyes kept darting toward the scoreboard in the tiny Lahaina Civic Center. Even after a sloppy, back-and-forth first half, Williams’ team still led the Division II squad by 10 entering the break. It took more time than they probably expected, but the No. 21 Terps eventually shook off tournament host Chaminade for an easy 79-51 win. The Terps will play Cincinnati, which upset No. 24 Vanderbilt 67-58 earlier in the day, at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time in today’s second round. “That first game is always tough in any tournament, especially in this situation,” Williams said. “I was just pleased that we were able to sustain pretty good effort in the second half and be a little bit more consistent.” Guard Sean Mosley finished with a career high-tying 19 points and 8 rebounds, and the Terps pushed through a poor start and foul trouble to break away from the Silverswords. Guard Eric Hayes added 12 points and forward Jordan Williams had nine points and 10 rebounds to lead the Terps to their eighth 4-0 start in Williams’ 21 seasons. Chaminade (0-1) may have never seriously threatened an attention-grabbing upset, but they made the Terps work for a second-round date with the Bearcats and former recruiting target Lance Stephenson. “Everything happened for a reason,” Mosley said. “And in the second half we came out and played much better.” Chaminade’s section of the 2,400seat arena, which was mostly students and included the Lahaina High School marching band, seemed delighted at each early Terp miscue. Guard Greivis Vasquez got whistled for two charges in the first four minutes and was sent to the bench. Mosley missed a breakaway lay-up. The Terps missed nine of their first 12 shots and finished the half with seven turnovers. When Chaminade forward Shane Hanson drained a pair of threes, the Silverswords had an early edge. Chaminade continued to match the Terps basket for basket, keeping the Terps behind until Cliff Tucker’s hanging putback with 7:04 left made it 18-16. But after that, the Terps never trailed. Their combination of size and athleticism was too much for the young Silverswords, who returned just one player who played in last season’s Maui Invitational. The Terps made five of their last six shots in the half to take their largest lead to that point, 36-26, into the intermission. “If they were making a lot of threes it woulda been tough for us to stay in the game,” Hayes said. “But I think throughout the game we kinda wore them down with our bench … and our pressure defense.” Even then, the Terps couldn’t pull away against the pesky Silverswords in the second half as easily as they did in their first three blowout wins. Milbourne battled foul trouble and the Terps, who created a season-low 15 turnovers, struggled to create the transition offense that’s allowed them to score in bunches. Ultimately, Chaminade, which earned its last tournament win in 2007, ran out of steam with just five field goals in the game’s final 14 minutes and the Terps pulled away. “I was worried,” Williams said of the back-and-forth start. “I’m always worried.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Nov 24, 2009