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SWORN IN Donald Christian Inaugurated As Eighth SUNY New Paltz President STORY ON PAGE 3

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Incident:  Drugs Date:  4/16/12 Location:  Rear  of  LFH R/L  staff  reported  3  M/Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  possibly  smok-­ ing  marijuana.  The  three  subjects  admitted   to  smoking  marijuana.  Matter  referred  to   campus  judicial.  

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Bagpipes  accompanied   by   a   procession   of   students   KROGLQJVFKRROEDQQHUVDQGLQWHUQDWLRQDOĂ&#x20AC;DJVEHJDQWKH inauguration  of  Donald  P.  Christian,  the  eighth  president   of  SUNY  New  Paltz,  on  Friday,  April  13.   Christian  previously  served  as  provost  and  vice  presi-­ dent   of   academic   affairs   for   the   2009-­10   academic   year   and  began  serving  as  interim  president  in  July  2010.  The   Presidential   Search   Committee   appointed   Christian   in   June  2012  succeeding  former-­President  Steven  Poskanzer.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;U.S.   higher   education   is   a   grand   ecosystem   with   responsibilities   and   commitments   expanding   beyond   the   reach   of   our   individual   campuses,â&#x20AC;?   Christian   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   tip   my  hat  to  the  seven  past  presidents  here  at  New  Paltz  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   my  aim  is  to  build  on  your  legacy  and  leave  this  great  col-­ lege  even  greater  than  it  is  today.â&#x20AC;?   Lori  DuBord,  New  Paltz  alumna  and  district  represen-­ tative,  read  a  letter  at  the  inauguration  on  behalf  of  New   York  State  Assemblyman  Maurice  Hinchey.  In  his  letter,   Hinchey   noted   Christianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   achievements   from   the   past   year  and  his  background,  framing  the  theme  of  the  instal-­

lation  ceremony.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   your   short   time   here,   Mr.   President,   you   have   made   an   indelible   impression   on   the   New   Paltz   campus   and   the   community   at   large,â&#x20AC;?   Hinchey   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your   Mid-­ western   sensibility   helped   guide   you   and   the   campus   through   a   federally   declared   disaster   and   enabled   you   to   develop  a  budget  that  made  sure  the  liberal  arts  tradition   ZDVHQVXUHGGXULQJWKHVHGLIÂżFXOWHFRQRPLFWLPHV´ Christian   used   lessons   he   learned   from   his   aunt   and   uncleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  dairy  farm  in  Ohio  to  illustrate  his  commitment  to   the  college  and  the  work  necessary  to  meet  his  goals.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;These  include  things  like  the  value  of  hard  work,  the   LPSRUWDQFHRIFRRSHUDWLRQRIÂżQGLQJUHZDUGLQERWKWKH process   of   our   work   and   the   product   of   recognizing   that   sometimes  a  dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  work  will  include  walking  through  ma-­ nure,  or  shoveling  it,â&#x20AC;?  Christian  said. He   did   this   while   weaving   his   metaphor   with   his   leadership  views,  the  strength  and  values  of  the  campus,   the  national  context  of  New  Paltz  and  his  thoughts  about   student  education  and  success.  Overall,  Christian  said  his   goal,  as  well  as  the  single  most  important  challenge,  is  stu-­ dent  education.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   all   teachers,   students   learn   from   all   of   us  

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about  how  to  interact  with  each  other  and  the  world  and   we   must   be   purposeful   about   those   lessons,â&#x20AC;?   Christian   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  opportunities  and  challenges  they  will  face  are   QRWGHÂżQHGRUERXQGHGE\GLVFLSOLQHRUIXQFWLRQ´ Within  the  next  year,  Christian  said  he  plans  to  bring   about  a  number  of  improvements  for  the  New  Paltz  cam-­ pus  and  students,  such  as  the  current  work  on  the  Wooster   Science  Building,  the  Sojourner  Truth  Library  and  the  new   science  building,  all  while  focusing  on  sustainability.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   process   will   be   consultative,   drawing   on   the   creativity  and  experience  of  our  talented  and  diverse  com-­ munity,â&#x20AC;?  Christian  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  will  not  begin  with  a  blank   VODWHEXWLQVWHDGRXUIRFXVZLOOEHWRUHÂżQHDQGRSHUDWLRQ-­ alize  the  vision  points  that  have  served  us  so  well.â&#x20AC;? Assemblyman  Kevin  Cahill  said  Christian  has  been,   and  will  be,  the  president  New  Paltz  needs  at  this  moment   in  time  and  in  the  future.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   closing   a   chapter   on   this   institution   where   ZHÂśYH VHHQ D ÂżQDQFLDO LQYHVWPHQW LQ WKH SK\VLFDO VWUXF-­ ture   of   this   campus   rivaling   the   initial   investment,â&#x20AC;?   Ca-­ hill  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Christian  has]  already  proven  to  be  not  just  an   able  spokesman  for  SUNY  New  Paltz  but  for  the  [SUNY]     system.â&#x20AC;?


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On  Tuesday,  April  17,  the  53rd  student  sen-­ ate  held  their  11th  regular  meeting  during  which   they   heard   an   appeal   from   the   Student  Art  Al-­ liance   (SAA)   which   addressed   issues   with   So-­ GH[RDQGUDWLÂżHGWKHEXGJHW SAA   attended   the   senate   meeting   with   QXPHURXV PHPEHUV WR DSSHDO IRU WKH SURSRVHG  EXGJHW ZKLFK ZDV FXW E\ PRUH WKDQ 6$$UHTXHVWHGLQVWHDGRIWKH $14,548   that   they   were   allotted   during   Budget   DQG)LQDQFH&RPPLWWHH %)& ZHHNHQG <RXVVRXI.RX\RYLFHSUHVLGHQWRIÂżQDQFH said   SAA   was   denied   money   to   provide   lunch   for  their  speakers,  a  photographer  and  an  emer-­ JHQF\ IXQG 7KH\ ZHUH JLYHQ  LQVWHDG RI $500   for   workshops   and   the   two   thirds   rule   which  BFC  introduced  this  year  will  provide  the   FOXEZLWKRQO\WZRWKLUGVIXQGLQJIRUWKHLUWULSV In   addition,   the   Student  Association   (SA)   will   EHSURYLGLQJ6$$ZLWKKDOIRIWKHIXQGLQJIRU WKHLUDQQXDOKRQRUDULXP Âł:HDUHSD\LQJKDOIRIWKHKRQRUDULXPEH-­ FDXVH ZH EHOLHYH WKDW ZH VKRXOGQÂśW EH SD\LQJ for   events   that   only   art   students   or   only   a   cer-­ WDLQJURXSVRISHRSOHDUHVXSSRVHGWREHJRLQJ WR´ .RX\R VDLG Âł(YHU\ HYHQW WKDW ZH IXQG LV VXSSRVHGWREHRSHQWRHYHU\ERG\,WVHHPVOLNH >WKHLUHYHQWV@DUHYHU\IRFXVHGRQDUWVWXGHQWV´ SAA  said  they  were  unaware  they  were  in   YLRODWLRQRIDQ\SROLFLHV+RZHYHUWKH\DUHSUH-­ pared  to  make  necessary  changes  to  satisfy  the   demands   of   the   policies   while   preserving   pro-­ JUDPPLQJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;To   say   the   least,   these   cuts   would   have   a   devastating   effect   on   the   opportunities   our   college   can   offer   through   SAA   to   the   student   population   and   the   community   at   large,â&#x20AC;?   Todd   Martin,  graduate  student  in  the  Printmaking  De-­ SDUWPHQWVDLG 7KHVWXGHQWVHQDWHGLVFXVVHGWKHSRVVLELOLW\ RILQFUHDVLQJWKH6$$EXGJHWE\DOORZ-­ ing  SAA  to  hold  programs  such  as  the  honorari-­ XPZLWKRXWDQ\GLIÂżFXOW\ After   consideration,   the   senate   decided   in   IDYRURIDPRWLRQVSRQVRUHGE\6HQ:HQG\&R-­ KHQ7KHVWXGHQWVHQDWHPRYHGIURPWKH *HQHUDO3URJUDPLQJEXGJHWDQGIURPWKH &RQIHUHQFHVEXGJHWWRWKH6$$EXGJHWLQDGGL-­ WLRQWRWKHWKH\ZHUHDOUHDG\DZDUGHG The   senate   awarded   this   money   with   the   stipulation  that  contracts  with  artists  participat-­ ing   in   the   honorarium   specify   that   all   students   DUH DEOH WR SDUWLFLSDWH LQ WKH OHFWXUH VHULHV DQG KDYH WKHLU DUWZRUN FULWLTXHG $OVR WKH HYHQWV PXVWEHKHOGLQDPRUHSXEOLFVSDFH In   addition   to   SAA,   the   General   Manager   of  Food  Services  Ralph  Perez-­Rogers  attended   WKH VHQDWH PHHWLQJ WR VROLFLW TXHVWLRQV DERXW IRRGVHUYLFHVDQG6RGH[RIURPWKHVHQDWRUV 6HQ'KUXY6KDKH[SUHVVHGFRQFHUQVZLWK the   price   of   food   on   campus   compared   to   the   SULFHRIIRRGLQWRZQ+HVDLGWKHSULFHRIWKH IRRGRQFDPSXVDQGLQWRZQLVVLPLODUEXWWKH VHUYLFHDQGTXDOLW\RIWKHIRRGRQFDPSXVLVQRW

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OHIO  REVIVES  DEATH  PENALTY Ohio   on  Wednesday   executed   a   man   for   fatally  stabbing  the  15-­year-­old  son  of  his   former   employers   during   a   1985   farm-­ KRXVH EXUJODU\ PDUNLQJ WKH VWDWHÂśV ÂżUVW execution   in   six   months   and   signaling   a   possible  return  to  Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  status  as  one  of   the  countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  busiest  death  penalty  states. CANDIDS  COME  UNDER  FIRE The   White   House   says   the   conduct   de-­ picted  in  photos  that  purport  to  show  U.S.   troops   posing   with   the   bodies   of   dead   insurgents   in   Afghanistan   is   â&#x20AC;&#x153;reprehen-­ sible.â&#x20AC;?  PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN Efforts  are  being  made  to  install  printers  in  each  of  the  residence  halls  on  campus.  

they  have  to  walk  over  to  the  Sojourner  Truth  Li-­ brary  (STL)  or  Hasbrouck  before  midnight.   Although  there  are  printers  installed  in  Shan-­ go,  they  are  not  accessible  to  all  students,  Liver-­ pool  said.   Members   of   SA   feel   these   installations   are   necessary   because   students   might   have   limited   access   to   the   printers   in   the   STL   due   to   the   on-­ going   library   renovations   which,   according   to     newpaltz.edu,   is   scheduled   to   be   completed   in   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;winter  2013.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Âł%HFDXVHZHÂśUHORVLQJDĂ&#x20AC;RRURIWKHOLEUDU\ itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  to  make  the  library  smaller,â&#x20AC;?  Liverpool   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The   installation   of   printers   in   each   hall]   will  make  it  a  little  better  for  us.â&#x20AC;?

Liverpool  said   funding   issues   might   halt   or   slow   down   the   process   of   installation   and   al-­ though   this   initiative   falls   under   the   Residence   Life  budget,  they  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  sure  if  they  have  enough   money  to  install  printers  in  each  hall. Director  of  Residence  Life  Corinna  Caracci   said  the  senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  goal  is  plausible  but  will  cost  a   lot  of  money  to  buy  and  maintain  the  printers  if   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  in  each  residence  hall. Liverpool  said  this  initiative  can  be  properly   handled  with  a  trial  run,  which  consists  of  a  print-­ er  installation  with  regulated  hours  and  possibly  a   lab  proctor  to  see  how  students  respond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   are   still   a   lot   of   question   marks,â&#x20AC;?     Carraci  said.

Construction  Begins  On  The  Mohonk  Walk By  Dan  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Regan   Staff  Writer  |  N01726896@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Blue  fences   were   raised   last   month   around   Mohonk  Avenue  East  and  Wooster  Parking  Lot  21   as  construction  began  on  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mohonk  Walk.â&#x20AC;? The   current   construction   projects   are   tied   to   the  work  on  the  Hasbrouck  Quad,  with  both  proj-­ ects  totaling  over  $11  million.  The  Mohonk  Walk   construction   is   expected   to   be   completed   by   the   summer  of  2013. John   McEnrue,   director   of   facilities,   design   &  construction,  said  the  Mohonk  Walk  will  be  an   east-­west  axis  that  will  improve  accessibility  from   Route  32  to  the  main  quadrangle  and  concourse.   After   the   completion   of   the   walk,   McEnrue   said,   the   focus   of   the   renovations   will   be   shifted   toward   creating   a,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;more   sustainable,   low   main-­ tenance  environment.â&#x20AC;?  They  hope  to  work  toward   developing  a  natural  edge  to  the  pond  and  continue  

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After  installing   a   printer   in   the   Student   Union,  members  of  the  Student  Association  (SA)   and  Academic   Computing   are   looking   to   install   printers  in  other  areas  on  campus. Earlier   this   semester,   the   student   senate   set   a   goal   that   each   residence   hall   on   campus   have   printers  installed  in  their  computer  labs.  This  ini-­ tiative   was   spearheaded   by   Sen.   Ramelle   Liver-­ pool.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   should   have   printers   in   our   [residence   halls]   especially   when   [thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   already]   a   com-­ puter  lab  in  there,â&#x20AC;?  Liverpool  said.   Assistant   Director   of  Academic   Computing   Lura   Speth   said   she   will   be   purchasing   printers   for  this  initiative  within  the  next  couple  of  months   and   she   plans   to   start   installing   them   over   the   summer  break.   These   actions   are   the   result   of   the   student   senate   and   the   responses   Academic   Computing   received  from  a  survey  given  in  spring  2010  re-­ garding  this  issue,  Speth  said.   Speth,  who  has  worked  on  the  initiative  for   nearly  two  years,  said  Academic  Computing  sent   out  a  survey  to  students  and  the  majority  that  re-­ sponded   said   they   would   like   to   see   printers   in-­ stalled  in  residence  halls  on  campus.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;As  far  as  I  know,  the  printers  will  be  located   LQWKH5$RIÂżFHDQGVWXGHQWVZLOOEHDEOHWRSULQW during  RA  hours,â&#x20AC;?  Speth  said. Although   Liverpool   is   pushing   for   24-­hour   printing,  she  said  these  installations  would  be  con-­ venient  for  students  because  they  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have   to  leave  their  residence  halls.  She  said  since  not   all  students  have  access  to    printing  in  their  halls,    

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making  improvements  to  the  campus  drives  walk-­ ways. Although  the  project  will  eventually  improve   travel  on  campus,  some  students  are  more  focused   on  the  short-­term  implications,  as  parking  and  foot   travel   have   been   disrupted   on   the   north   end   of     campus.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   used   to   park   in   the   handicap   spaces   right   outside   of   the   Haggerty   Administration   Building   [HAB],â&#x20AC;?  Christina  Holtzberger,  fourth-­year  visual   arts  major,  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  trying  to  use  the  circle   SDUNLQJ ORW E\ 2OG 0DLQ EXW LWÂśV EHHQ ÂżOOLQJ XS more  quickly  since  the  construction.â&#x20AC;? Holtzberger   suffers   from   a   bone   disease   known  as  osteochondromatosis,  making  it  hard  for   her  to  get  around  on  campus.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even   just   from   a   walking   standpoint,   if   I   have   to   go   from   Old   Library   to   Smiley   I   have   to   walk  all  the  way  down  and  around  instead  of  being  

able  to  cut  through  the  parking  lot  which  is  much   quicker,â&#x20AC;?  Holtzberger  said.   2WKHUVWXGHQWVWU\WRIRFXVRQWKHEHQHÂżWVRI the  construction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   [the   walkway]   will   add   to   the   cam-­ pus  and  make  it  seem  less  like  a  concrete  jungle,â&#x20AC;?   Jennaleigh   Fish,   third-­year   psychology   graduate   student,  said. Fish  is  another  commuter  whose  regular  park-­ ing  spot  has  also  been  taken  up  by  the  construction.   She  said  she  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  really  mind  the  construction   and  welcomes  the  added  exercise  from  walking  be-­ tween  campus  and  the  parking  lots  by  Shango  Hall.   McEnrue   said   certain   changes   will   â&#x20AC;&#x153;frameâ&#x20AC;?   the  scenic  view.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   walk   will   include   seating   elements   as   well   as   a   double   row   of   trees   which   will   help   to   frame  the  famous  view  of  the  Mohonk  Lodge  in  the   Shawangunk  Mountains,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  

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PAGING  NURSE  RATCHED A  nurse  has  admitted  to  fatally  shooting   a  young  mother  in  a  town  near  Houston   and   abducting   the   dying   womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   new-­ born   son   whom   she   apparently   intended   to  adopt,  authorities  said  Wednesday. CRASH  AND  BURN North  Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  recent  failed  rocket  launch   shows   that   the   communist   country   has   PDGH OLWWOH SURJUHVV LQ LWV VSDFHĂ&#x20AC;LJKW program,  the  head  of  the  U.S.  missile  de-­ fense  program  said  Wednesday. FIGURING  OUT  THE  FUNDS )HGHUDOPRQH\PRVWRILWWKURXJKWKHÂż-­ nancial  aid  that  students  get,  accounts  for   XS WR  SHUFHQW RI IRUSURÂżW FROOHJHVÂś revenue  -­  even  more  in  some  cases  if  vet-­ erans  attend  the  school  on  the  GI  bill. JUMP  ON  THE  JACKPOT   A   retired   southern   Illinois   couple   FODLPHG WKH WKLUG DQG ÂżQDO VKDUH RI last  monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  record  $656  million  Mega   Millions   jackpot   on   Wednesday,   and   said  they  plan  to  treat  themselves  -­  pos-­ sibly  even  to  a  vacation  -­  once  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   sorted  out  how  to  invest  their  windfall.

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Students  Raise  Concerns  About  Sodexo By  Ben  Kindlon       Copy  Editor  |  N02182316@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

A  representative  of  Sodexo  Inc.,  SUNY  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  current   food-­service  provider,  confronted  students  gathered  in  the  Student   Union  (SU)  on  Monday,  April  9.     Outside  of  SU  62/63,  where  Sodexoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  focus  group  meetings   were  held,  Students  With  a  Common  Interest  (SCI)  said  they  gath-­ HUHGWRH[SUHVVWKHLUGLVWDVWHIRU6RGH[R,QFZKHQ%RE*ULIÂżQD representative  of  Sodexo  Inc.,  tore  up  their  signs  after  being  told  to   leave  them  alone,  they  said. According  to  SCI  President  Robert  LoBianco,  SCI  members   are  displeased  with  Sodexo  Inc.  as  a  food  provider  and  are  opposed   to  renewing  a  contract  with  them. The  purpose  of  the  meetings  was  to  gauge  student  feedback   on   the   dining   experience   on   campus,   Sodexo   spokesperson   En-­ rico  Dinges  said.  Sixty  students  registered  for  the  event  and  were   split  into  groups  for  meetings  at  different  time  blocks.  Sodexo  Inc.   partnered  with  SUNY  New  Paltz  to  organize  the  on-­campus  focus   group  meetings.   'XULQJDEUHDNLQEHWZHHQWKHÂżUVWDQGVHFRQGPHHWLQJV*ULI-­ ÂżQH[LWHG68DQGEHJDQWHDULQJXSWKHSURWHVWRUVVLJQVDF-­ cording  to  a  University  Police  report. Third-­year  political  science  major  Lisa  Wojehowski  was  one   of  the  few  protesters  present  during  that  time.  Most  of  the  other   SIC  members  were  in  class,  she  said. :RMHKRZVNLVDLGVKHSOHDGHGZLWK*ULIÂżQWRVWRSGHVWUR\LQJ their   signs,   explaining   there   was   nothing   wrong   with   what   they   were  doing.  Wojehowski  said  he  ignored  her  completely  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;act-­ ed  if  she  werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  there.â&#x20AC;? 'LQJHVVDLGWKHLQFLGHQWEHWZHHQWKHGHPRQVWUDWRUDQG*ULIÂżQ was  a  miscommunication. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His  intent  was  to  clean  up  the  signs  prior  to  the  next  event,   WKLQNLQJWKDWWKHSURWHVWHUVKDGÂżQLVKHGDQGOHIW´KHVDLGÂł,WZDV just  a  misunderstanding.  An  apology  was  given  and  that  was  that.â&#x20AC;?  LoBianco  said  he  and  his  fellow  classmates,  and  even  profes-­ sors,   have   been   disappointed   by   Sodexoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   service   at   New   Paltz.   LoBianco  said  he  was  disgusted  with  the  controversial  issues  the   company  is  involved  in  both  on  and  off  campus.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  is  no  accountability,  and  no  oversight,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  do  actually  source  a  lot  of  products  locally  â&#x20AC;Ś  that  help   support  the  local  economy,â&#x20AC;?  Dinges  said  in  an  interview  with  the   Daily  Freeman.     LoBianco   said   he   wanted   to   stress   the   fact   that   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;localâ&#x20AC;?   businesses  that  Sodexo  is  being  supplied  by  includes  a  Pepsi  Co.   which  is  located  within  Ulster  County.   He  said  there  have  been  dozens  of  complaints  from  Sodexo   employees  worldwide.     In  a  press  release  from  the  TransAfrica  Forum,  workers  com-­ plained  about  separate  and  unequal  treatment  between  employees   of  different  races  or  ethnicities: A   Sodexo   warehouse   worker   from   Guniea   claimed   the   em-­ ployees  of  European  descent  are  always  well  fed  and  taken  care  of,   but  he  and  others  of  his  descent  sometimes  show  up  to  work  and   are  given  nothing  to  eat.  A  company  in  Columbia  being  supplied   by  Sodexo  was  given  spoiled  food  leading  to  more  than  60  workers   contracting  food  poisoning.     A  Sodexo  employee  in  Morocco  said  in  the  report  that  he  and   his  co-­workers  fear  their  employer.

 PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN Ralph  Perez-­Rogers  (right)  of  Sodexo  appeared  before  the  student  senate  after  students  expressed  concerns  about  the  companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  services.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  do   not   complain   about   the   supervisor   because   we   are   scared  of  him,â&#x20AC;?  he  said  in  the  report. Human  Rights  Watch  released  a  study  of  the  labor  practices   of  European  corporations  in  their  operations  in  the  United  States.     The  study  showed  Sodexo  managers  have  â&#x20AC;&#x153;at  times  crossed   the  line  to  anti-­union  behavior,  unlawful  under  both  U.S.  Law  and   international  standards...recent  developments  indicate  that  Sodexo   still  resists  workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  new  organizing  attempts.â&#x20AC;? In  a  report  titled  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voices  For  Change:  Sodexo  Workers  From   Five  Countries  Speak,â&#x20AC;?  an  employee  of  Loyola  University  in  New   Orleans  reported  that  there  is  no  opportunity  for  workers  making   lower  wages  to  earn  overtime  hours.  The  employee  said  she  had  to   leave  Sodexo  and  receive  outside  food  industry  experience  to  be   eligible  to  become  a  supervisor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  they  see  you  are  close  to  38  or  40  hours,  you  have  to  

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leave  and  go  home,  even  if  you  are  in  the  middle  of  a  shift,  because   they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  you  to  go  into  overtime,â&#x20AC;?  she  said. A   Sodexo   cafeteria   worker   at   Tulane   University,   New   Or-­ leans,  still  makes  less  than  $10  an  hour  after  working  there  for  40   years,  according  to  the  forum. The  SCI  and  other  students  around  the  New  Paltz  campus  are   outraged  with  these  allegations,  according  to  LoBianco. Students   contend   Sodexo   has   been   unresponsive   to   com-­ plaints  about  the  poor  quality  of  food.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  need  to  get  Sodexo  out  of  New  Paltz,â&#x20AC;?  second-­year  lin-­ guistics  major  Chacho  Guenancia  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  fucking  terrible.  My   stomach  has  never  been  the  same  since  I  started  eating  here.â&#x20AC;? SCI  will  hold  a  forum  to  discuss  campus  food  issues  and  pos-­ sible  alternatives  to  Sodexo.  LoBianco  said  the  forum  will  be  held   on  Thursday,  April  26  in  SU  407.


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While  campus   administrators   continue   to   review   re-­ quests  for  a  share  of  the  new  revenue  generated  by  a  tuition   increase,  one  campus  group  has  already  been  informed  that   their   proposal   will   not   be   acted   on:   the   United   University   Professions  (UUP)  union. Vice  President  of  Administration  and  Finance  Jacque-­ line  DiStefano  said  the  UUP  proposal  to  set  aside  15  percent   of   the   estimated   $1.6   million   in   new   revenue   the   college   could  be  receiving  in  2012-­13  for  increased  adjunct  pay  will   not  be  acted  on  because  the  union  is  still  negotiating  their   contract. DiStefano   said   the   contract,   which   is   negotiated   with   WKH VWDWH JRYHUQRUÂśV RIÂżFH RI HPSOR\HH UHODWLRQV DQG WKH XQLRQKDVQRWEHHQÂżQDOL]HGDWWKLVWLPH6LQFHWKHFXUUHQW faculty   contract   makes   no   mention   of   salary   for   part-­time   IDFXOW\ 'L6WHIDQR VDLG FROOHJH RIÂżFLDOV KRSH WKH XQLRQ members  will  bring  this  issue  to  the  negotiating  table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  had  hoped  that  these  types  of  requests  be  brought   to  the  people  they  are  negotiating  with  in  Albany,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  not  going  to  react  to  the  requests  until  those  nego-­ WLDWLRQVZHUHÂżQDO´ 1HZ3DOW]883&KDSWHU3UHVLGHQW3HWHU%URZQVDLGWKH EXGJHWUHTXHVWZDVPDGHZLWKWKHIDFWWKDWFDPSXVRIÂżFLDOV have  the  ability  to  set  a  per-­credit  compensation  rate  for  ad-­ juncts  in  mind,  however,  and  the  union  felt  the  availability   of   new   revenue   could   provide   a   chance   to   close   pay   gaps   between  part-­time  and  full-­time  faculty. $IWHUWKHSDVVDJHRI*RY$QGUHZ&XRPRÂśV1<681< SODQDQGWKHVWDWHZLGHDGRSWLRQRIDÂżYH\HDUUDWLRQDO WXLWLRQ SODQ DFURVV WKH V\VWHP WKH VWXGHQWV DW 1HZ 3DOW] DQGDFURVVWKH681<V\VWHPH[SHULHQFHGWXLWLRQLQFUHDVHV EHJLQQLQJODVWIDOO3UHVLGHQW'RQDOG&KULVWLDQVDLGDGPLQ-­ istrators  are  estimating  that  the  college  may  have  as  much   DVPLOOLRQLQQHZUHYHQXHLQWKHQH[WÂżVFDO\HDUDVD result. UUP  members  proposed  that  15  percent  of  those  funds   ²DSSUR[LPDWHO\²EHVHWDVLGHWRLQFUHDVHSD\ IRU DGMXQFWV%URZQVDLG WKH XQLRQ FKRVH WKLV QXPEHU EH-­ cause   it   is   the   same   percentage   of   funding   earmarked   for   part-­timers  in  the  UUPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Individual  Development  Awards,  a   joint  state  and  union  program. Âł:HWKRXJKWVLQFHWKDWQXPEHUDOUHDG\H[LVWVLQDMRLQW program,   it   was   a   reasonable   number,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   would   FRPHRXWWREHDIHZH[WUDKXQGUHGGROODUVIRUHDFKDGMXQFW per  course.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  a  huge  amount  of  money,  but  it  would   be  more  than  just  a  symbolic  step  towards  closing  the  gap   between  adjunct  salaries  and  everybody  else.â&#x20AC;? %URZQVDLGKLVUHVHDUFKVKRZVWKDWDGMXQFWVW\SLFDOO\ earn  $12,000  annually  for  teaching  two  three-­credit  courses   SHU VHPHVWHU DW 681< 1HZ 3DOW] ZKLFK KH VDLG UHTXLUHV them  to  seek  other  sources  of  income.  He  said  the  235  part-­ timers  employed  by  the  college  have  not  received  a  substan-­ tial  salary  increase  in  the  past  seven  years,  with  compensa-­ WLRQGURSSLQJSHUFHQWRYHUWKHSDVWIRXUGHFDGHVZKHQ DGMXVWHGIRULQĂ&#x20AC;DWLRQ

 The  compensation  of  part-­timers  is  an  important  issue   WRWKHXQLRQ%URZQVDLGEHFDXVHPHPEHUVIHHOWKHFROOHJH should   be   concerned   for   the   livelihood   of   the   part-­timers   relied  on  to  teach  all  types  of  courses  across  academic  units   DW681<1HZ3DOW]7KHXQLRQSUHVLGHQWVDLGWKHIDFWWKDW these  faculty  do  not  receive  much  pay  could  also  discour-­ DJHVWXGHQWVIURPHQWHULQJWKHHGXFDWLRQÂżHOGDQGWKDWWKLV should  be  corrected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   students   see   the   result   of   hard   work   and   getting   good  grades  and  getting  a  higher  education  degree  is  going   to  result  in  a  dead-­end  job  and  near  poverty  wages,  they  are   not   going   to   go   into   the   teaching   profession,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think  we  need  to  inspire  students  and  get  good  people  to  go   LQWRWKLVÂżHOGEXWLIZHSD\SHRSOHOHVVWKDQZKDWWKHFOHDQ-­ ers  get  paid,  people  will  not  want  to  go  on  to  get  a  graduate   degree  and  end  up  in  a  really  low  paying  job.â&#x20AC;? However,   DiStefano   said   the   rate   offered   to   adjuncts   DUH RQ SDU ZLWK FROOHJHV FRPSDUDEOH WR 681< 1HZ 3DOW] at  this  time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   looked   at   national   and   local   benchmarks,   in-­ cluding  that  for  adjunct  compensation  at  the  nine  other  com-­

SUHKHQVLYHFROOHJHVLQWKH681<V\VWHP´VKHVDLGÂł7KRVH data  indicate   that,   comparatively,   the   per-­credit   hour/per-­ course  rates  that  we  offer  are  very  competitive.â&#x20AC;? DiStefano   said   union   members   should   bring   their   re-­ search  and  opinions  about  compensation  for  part-­timers  to   contract  negotiations  in  Albany,  as  she  feels  this  is  a  state   and  national  issue  in  higher  education. %URZQFDOOHGWKHODFNRIPHQWLRQRIDGMXQFWSD\LQWKH last  contract  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;glaring  omission.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  the  meantime,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  up  to  individual  adjuncts  to  ne-­ gotiate  their  own  salaries  and  they  have  no  leverage  what-­ soever,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  all  strengthens  the  argument  that  we   need  better  provisions  for  adjuncts  in  our  contract.â&#x20AC;? Other  requests  for  shares  of  the  possible  $1.6  million  in   QHZUHYHQXHDUHVWLOOEHLQJUHYLHZHGDQGVXPPDUL]HG'L6-­ tefano  said.  As  of  press  time,  she  said  administrators  have   received  about  100  requests  for  funding  from  the  revenue   garnered  from  the  tuition  increases.  The  UUP  request  was   the   only   one   dealing   with   compensation,   DiStefano   said,   while  the  rest  were  predominantly  asking  for  funds  to  hire   new  faculty  and  student  support  services.

3UHVLGHQW*HWV3LHG$W5+6$(YHQW The  Residence  Hall  Student  Association   (RHSA)  commemorated  the  inauguration  of   3UHVLGHQW'RQDOG&KULVWLDQRQ6XQGD\$SULO with  a  barbecue.   RHSA  representatives  said  more  than  1,000   students  used  their  meal  â&#x20AC;&#x153;swipesâ&#x20AC;?  to  get  barbe-­ cued  food  at  the  event.  Other  items,  like  cotton   candy  and  snow  cones,  were  also  available.   2WKHUFDPSXVFOXEVDQG*UHHNRUJDQL]D-­ tions  were  invited  to  table  at  the  barbecue  to   commemorate  the  inauguration  that  happened   on  Friday.   One  participating  group  was  Kappa  Delta   Phi,  who  allowed  event  goers  to  pie  members  in   the  face  if  they  made  a  donation  to  charity.  The   fraternity  members  saved  one  whipped  cream   SLHWRSXWLQWKHIDFHRI&KULVWLDQKLPVHOIZKR was  in  attendance  Sunday.  Kappa  Delta  Phi   raised  more  than  $100  at  the  barbecue.   $VLGHIURPYLVLWLQJRUJDQL]DWLRQWDEOHVVWX-­ dents  in  attendance  could  ride  a  mechanical  bull,   participate  in  jousting  or  go  in  a  bouncy  castle.   5+6$RIIHUHGJLYHDZD\SUL]HVDWWKHHYHQW to  students  who  answered  trivia  questions  about   WKHUHVLGHQFHKDOOV7KHSUL]HVLQFOXGHG7VKLUWV lanyards,  mugs  and  more. 3+272%<52%,1:(,167(,1 &$37,21%<-8/,(0$160$11

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The  New  Paltz  Oracle

Two  Administrative  Positions  Filled By  Andrew  Wyrich  

Editor-­in-­Chief  |  Andrew.wyrich63@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

After  months   of   searching,   SUNY   New   Paltz   has   ¿OOHGWZRWRSDGPLQLVWUDWLYHSRVLWLRQV In  a  campus-­wide  email  sent  on  April  10,  President   Donald   Christian   announced   that   Phillip   Mauceri,   cur-­ UHQWO\VHUYLQJDVGHDQRIWKH&ROOHJHRI6RFLDODQG%H-­ KDYLRUDO6FLHQFHVDWWKH8QLYHUVLW\RI1RUWKHUQ,RZDZLOO VHUYHDVSURYRVWDQGYLFHSUHVLGHQWIRUDFDGHPLFDIIDLUV VWDUWLQJLQ$XJXVW'DQLHO)UHHGPDQZKRVHUYHGDVLQ-­ terim  dean  of  science  and  engineering  at  New  Paltz  since   August   2011,   was   shed   of   his   interim   tag   and   was   an-­ QRXQFHGDVIXOOWLPHGHDQE\&KULVWLDQ &KULVWLDQ VDLG 0DXFHUL ZKR ZLOO WDNH RYHU IRU ,Q-­ WHULP3URYRVW&KHU\O7RUVHQ\ZKRDUULYHGDVWKHFDPSXV FKLHIDFDGHPLFRI¿FHUODVW-XQHZDVDQLGHDOFKRLFHWR DFWDVDQDGPLQLVWUDWLYHRI¿FLDODW1HZ3DOW] ³,DPGHOLJKWHGWKDWZHKDYHIRXQGVXFKDQRXWVWDQG-­ LQJOHDGHUDV'U0DXFHULWRDVVXPHWKHUHVSRQVLELOLWLHVRI WKLVSRVLWLRQ´&KULVWLDQVDLGLQKLVDQQRXQFHPHQWHPDLO ³'U0DXFHULKDVDVWURQJDFDGHPLFEDFNJURXQGDQGDQ H[FHSWLRQDO UHFRUG RI OHDGHUVKLS DQG DGPLQLVWUDWLYH DF-­ FRPSOLVKPHQWV´ Mauceri,   who   will   also   hold   a   faculty   appointment   in  the  Political  Science  Department  in  addition  to  his  role   DVSURYRVWVDLGKHLVORRNLQJIRUZDUGWRFRQWLQXLQJKLV FDUHHUDQGZRUNLQJWRZDUGLPSURYLQJ1HZ3DOW]œVUHSX-­ WDWLRQZKHQKHEHJLQVKLVQHZSRVLWLRQWKLVVXPPHU ³,QSDUWWKLVZDVDQDWXUDOQH[WVWHSLQP\FDUHHU, KDYH KDG WR GHDO ZLWK D ZLGH YDULHW\ RI LVVXHV DV GHDQ including  a  major  budget  crisis,  and  felt  that  I  was  well   SUHSDUHG WR WDNH WKLV VWHS´ 0DXFHUL VDLG ³:KHQ , VDZ the  position  announcement  for  New  Paltz,  I  knew  I  had   WR DSSO\ ,W KDV DQ RXWVWDQGLQJ UHSXWDWLRQ LV SRLVHG IRU a  major  takeoff  and  is  located  in  an  absolutely  beautiful   VHWWLQJ´

$IWHUDSSO\LQJ0DXFHULZHQWWKURXJKWZRLQWHUYLHZV â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  one  in  an  airport  with  the  search  committee  and  Presi-­ dent  Christian  and  another  on  campus  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  was  called   SHUVRQDOO\E\&KULVWLDQWREHRIIHUHGWKHSRVLWLRQKHVDLG Âł1HHGOHVVWRVD\,ZDVYHU\H[FLWHG´0DXFHULVDLG Âł,IHOWWKLVZDVYHU\PXFKWKHULJKWSRVLWLRQDWWKHULJKW WLPHDQGSODFHIRUPH´ 0DXFHULVDLGKLVÂżUVWWDVNXSRQWDNLQJRYHUKLVQHZ position  will  be  to  start  discussions  across  campus  to  de-­ termine   what   the   most   â&#x20AC;&#x153;urgentâ&#x20AC;?   issues   facing   academic   DIIDLUVDUHDW681<1HZ3DOW] â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  hope  to  further  strengthen  academic  programs  and   position  them  to  succeed  in  the  rapidly  shifting  terrain  of   KLJKHUHGXFDWLRQ´0DXFHULVDLG )UHHGPDQZKRKDVSUHYLRXVO\VHUYHGDVWKHFKDLURI WKH&KHPLVWU\'HSDUWPHQWDW1HZ3DOW]ZLOOQRZRYHU-­ see  undergraduate  and  graduate  programs  in  astronomy,   biology,   biochemistry,   chemistry,   computer   science,   en-­ JLQHHULQJHQYLURQPHQWDOJHRFKHPLFDOVFLHQFHJHRORJ\ mathematics  and  physics  on  a  full-­time  basis  with  his  ap-­ SRLQWPHQWDVGHDQ )UHHGPDQVDLGZKHQKHZDVDSSRLQWHGWRWKHLQWHULP position  by  President  Christian  last  year,  he  did  not  intend   to  apply  for  the  full  time  job,  but  after  working  in  the  role,   KHÂłHQMR\HG´DVSHFWVRIWKHMREKHGLGQÂśWLQWHQGWR â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes  you  get  to  a  point  where  you  want  to  try   VRPHWKLQJHOVH´)UHHGPDQVDLGÂł/DVW\HDU,ZDVRQWZR much  broader  committees,  and  I  had  a  lot  of  fun  working   with  the  honors  committee  and  considering  much  larger   LVVXHV,WZDVIXQPHHWLQJDQGWDONLQJWRDPXFKEURDGHU FDPSXVFRPPXQLW\´ Nothing  â&#x20AC;&#x153;dramaticâ&#x20AC;?  will  change  in  the  School  of  Sci-­ HQFH DQG (QJLQHHULQJ ZLWK KLV DSSRLQWPHQW )UHHGPDQ VDLGKRZHYHUWKHIRFXVZLOOQRZEHRQPDLQWDLQLQJWKH VFKRROÂśVH[LVWLQJSURJUDPV â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  we  are  not  in  a  position  to  put  in  a  lot  of  new  

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SURJUDPVRUWKLQJVOLNHWKDW´)UHHGPDQVDLG³:LWKWKH EXGJHWFXWVWKDWKDYHKDSSHQHGRYHUWKHODVWIHZ\HDUV what  we  really  need  to  do  is  make  sure  that  the  programs   ZH GR KDYH DUH GRLQJ ZHOO DQG RIIHULQJ ZKDW VWXGHQWV QHHGWRJUDGXDWH´

New  Paltz  RHSA  Honored  With  Several  Awards By  Maria  Jayne     Copy  Editor  |  Maria.jayne17@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The  SUNY   New   Paltz   Residence   Hall   Student  As-­ VRFLDWLRQ 5+6$ ZDVUHFHQWO\KRQRUHGZLWKVHYHUDODF-­ FRODGHVIRUWKHLUUHJLRQ 5+6$ UHFHLYHG 7KH 6FKRRO RI WKH <HDU 62<  award,   National   Communications   Coordinators   (NCC)   of  the  year  award  and  third  place  for  most  funds  raised,   DOOIURP1RUWK(DVWHUQ$IÂżOLDWHRI&ROOHJHDQG8QLYHU-­ VLW\5HVLGHQFH+DOOV 1($&85+  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  was  a  huge  honor  because  philanthropy  is  impor-­ WDQWWR5+6$´3UHVLGHQW5DQ\VKD:DUHVDLG NEACURH   is   an   entirely   student   run   organization   bringing   together   college   institutions   and   student   lead-­ ers  from  more  than  400  schools  from  the  United  States,   Canada,   Mexico,   Australia   and   Qatar,   according   to     neacurh.nacurh.org  1($&85+ VDLG WKH\ DUH WKH   ODUJHVWVWXGHQWUXQRUJDQL]DWLRQLQWKHZRUOG In   order   to  be   considered   for   the  award,   each   cam-­ SXV PXVW ÂżUVW PDNH D ELG DFFRUGLQJ WR 9LFH 3UHVLGHQW

0DWW(LWHOEHUJ5+6$ELGVIRU62<DQG1&&RIWKH\HDU :DUHVDLGDOOELGVZHUHSODFHGDWWKH0LQL1R)ULOOV Conference  held  at  Rhode  Island  College  this  past  spring   EUHDN $FFRUGLQJ WR :DUH WKH 62< DZDUG UHFRJQL]HV WKH DFFRPSOLVKPHQWV WKH 5+6$ RUJDQL]DWLRQ KDV DFKLHYHG WKURXJKRXWWKHSDVW\HDURQDFDPSXVOHYHO â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   the   region,   SUNY   New   Paltz   has   shown   that   ZHEXLOGFRQQHFWLRQVEHWZHHQRXUVWXGHQWV´:DUHVDLG Âł2XU5+6$LVYHU\LQYROYHGRQDQDWLRQDODQGUHJLRQDO OHYHOVRZHZHUHUHDOO\KDSS\WRUHFHLYHWKLVDZDUG´ The  regional  NCC  of  the  year  award  honors  the  dedi-­ FDWLRQ WKH 1&& KDV VKRZQ WKURXJKRXW WKH VFKRRO \HDU NCCs  are  in  charge  of  conferences  and  communication   RQ WKH QDWLRQDO DQG UHJLRQDO OHYHOV7KH 5+6$ DW 1HZ 3DOW]KDVWZR1&&ÂśV-HQQLIHU0DXUHUDQG-RQDWKDQ)UHL-­ IHOGZKRUHFHLYHGWKLVDZDUG â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   are   really   at   the   heart   of   our   success   at   this   FRQIHUHQFHDQGUHFHLYHGWKHKLJKHVWKRQRUDQ1&&FDQ UHFHLYH DV WKH\ ZHUH QDPHG 1&&ÂśV RI WKH<HDU´ :DUH

Thursday,  April  19,  2012

VDLG ³7KH\ VHW DPELWLRXV JRDOV WR PDNH 681< 1HZ Paltz  more   present   in   the   NEACURH   region   and   on   a   QDWLRQDOOHYHODQGWKH\FRQVLVWHQWO\DFKLHYHHYHU\WKLQJ WKH\ VHW RXW WR GR$V WKHLU SUHVLGHQW , DP VR SURXG RI WKHP´ RHSA   also   won   the   third-­place   award   from   1($&85+IRUKDYLQJWKHPRVWPRQH\UDLVHGIRUWKHLU IRFXV SURMHFW 7KH\ GLG WKLV E\ UDLVLQJ PRUH WKDQ  IRU0RWKHUœV$JDLQVW'UXQN'ULYLQJE\KROGLQJD3HQQ\ :DUV &RPSHWLWLRQ WKURXJKRXW WKH 5HVLGHQFH +DOOV DV ZHOODVKDYLQJDZLQWHUIRUPDO %RXWRQ +DOO 5+6$ UHSUHVHQWDWLYH &RUDK :DONHU said  RHSA  is  looking  toward  the  future  and  working  to-­ ZDUGWKHLUJRDOVIRUQH[WVHPHVWHU Next   fall,   RHSA   will   be   attending   the   NACURH   1DWLRQDO&RQIHUHQFHDWWKH8QLYHUVLW\RI%RXOGHU&ROR 7KHUH WKH\ ZLOO EH ELGGLQJ IRU WKH QDWLRQDO 62< 1&& DQG3URJUDPRIWKH<HDUDZDUGV$FFRUGLQJWR(LWHOEHUJ WKHQDWLRQDO62<DZDUGLVWKHKLJKHVWKRQRU5+6$FDQ UHFHLYH


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Graduate  Program  Moves  Up  In  The  Ranks By  Katherine  Speller   Features  Editor  |  Katherine.speller79@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The  SUNY  New  Paltz  Master  of  Fine   Arts   Program   ranked   83rd   in   U.S.   News   &   World   Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   list   of   the   best   graduate   VFKRROVIRUÂżQHDUWV New  Paltz  was  one  of  four  schools  in   the   SUNY   system   to   be   recognized   in   the   top   100   on   the   list,   moving   up   11   places   from  its  previous  rank  in  2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   so   proud   of   this   recognition   of  our  arts  programs  and  the  creativity  and   level   of   accomplishment   of   our   students,   faculty  and  staff,â&#x20AC;?    President  Donald  Chris-­ tian  said  on  the  universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  website.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   DFFODLPJLYHQWRRXUÂżQHDUWVJUDGXDWHSUR-­ JUDPLV\HWDQRWKHUUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLRQRIWKHYLEUDQ-­ cy   of   the   Hudson   Valley   arts   community   that  is  so  important  to  our  regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  culture,   history  and  economy.â&#x20AC;? L.   David   Eaton,   vice   president   of   en-­ rollment   management,   said   the   distinction   FRQÂżUPV ZKDW KH DOUHDG\ NQHZ DERXW WKH quality  of  the  program.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  must  be  good  to  be  at  the  top,â&#x20AC;?  Ea-­ ton  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  continuously  recognized   for  being  good  and  remaining  committed  to   continual  improvement.â&#x20AC;?   Eaton  said  more  applications  could  be   received  as  a  result  of  the  listing.  However,   the   MFA   program   is   already   competitive   with  high  admission  standards.   Jennie   Hirsch,   a   second-­year   art   his-­ tory   major   and   volunteer   at   The   Dorsky,   said  students  would  be  attracted  by  both  the  

 PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN The  Master  of  Fine  Arts  Program  at  SUNY  New  Paltz  was  one  of  four  schools  in  the  SUNY  system  to  be  ranked  in  the  top  100  of  this  magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  list.  

ranking  and  the  artistic  environment  of  the   school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  that  moving  up  on  a  list  shows   that   the   school   has   a   high   standard,   and   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   attract   attention,â&#x20AC;?   Hirsch   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   that   especially   at   the   graduate   level   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   quality   of   work   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   being   pro-­ duced  that  pushes  people  to  actually  study  

here.  There  are  a  lot  of  really  talented  peo-­ ple  at  New  Paltz  right  now.â&#x20AC;? Eaton  said  the  goal  of  the  institution  is   to  continue  moving  forward  and  improving   the  quality  of  the  educational  environment.   The   U.S.   News   &   World   Report   MFA   Program   rankings   are   based   on   the   results   of   a   peer   assessment   survey,   according   to  

the  publicationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   website.   Respondents   to   the   survey,   conducted   by   Ipsos   Public  Af-­ fairs,   rated   the   academic   quality   of   pro-­ JUDPVRQDVFDOHRIRQHWRÂżYH In  2012,  New  Paltz  was  also  ranked  as   sixth  among  the  best  public  universities  and   30th  among  public  and  private  universities   in  the  north  by  the  publication.  

New  Paltz  Chosen  For  EPA  Sustainable  Program By  Clarissa  Moses   Copy  Editor  |  Cmoses59@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

New  Paltz   was   named   by   the   Environmental   Protection  Agency  (EPA)  as  one  of  the  13  nationwide   communities   to   be   part   of   their   Sustainable   Materials   Management  (SMM)  program.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sustainable   materials   management   is   a   corner-­ stone   of   any   sustainability   program,â&#x20AC;?   Kimiko   Link,   environmental  scientist  at  United  States  Environmental   Protection  Agency  (USEPA)  Region  2,  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  SMM   approach,  combined  with  a  sustainable  energy,  sustain-­ able  food  and  sustainable  water  approach  will  help  pre-­ serve   our   precious   natural   resources,   improve   health,   strengthen   our   economy   and   build   resilience   for   the   future.â&#x20AC;? The   SMM   program   is   aiming   to   serve   human   needs  by  using  and  reusing  resources  most  productively   and  sustainably  from  extraction  to  disposal.  The  SMM   approach   seeks   to   minimize   the   amount   of   materials   involved  and  all  associated  environmental  impacts,  as  

ZHOODVDFFRXQWIRUHFRQRPLFHIÂżFLHQF\DQGVRFLDOFRQ-­ siderations,  Link  said.   In   order   to   promote   nationwide   awareness   and   change,  one  municipality  per  EPA  region  was  chosen  to   participate  in  the  program.  New  Paltz  was  recruited  as   the  New  York  community  from  USEPA  Region  two  to   be  a  part  of  the  program,  Link  said.   Link   said   New   Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   interest   in   both   the   SMM   program   and   the   partnership   made   the   town   a   good   choice.  She  said  the  partnership  program  was  intended   WR UHĂ&#x20AC;HFW D YDULHW\ RI GHPRJUDSKLFV 7KH 1HZ 3DOW] communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   mix   of   village,   suburban   and   rural   per-­ VSHFWLYHVDJULFXOWXUDODQGFROOHJHLQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHVSUR[LPLW\ to  urban  centers,  access  to  markets  and  varied  disposal   RSWLRQVÂżWVWKHSURJUDPÂśVQLFKH Organizations  such  as  the  SUNY  New  Paltz  Re-­ cycling  Club  and  the  New  Paltz  Recycling  Center  will   be  collaborating  with  the  EPA  to  reach  the  goal  of    zero   waste  through  the  SMM  program. Kelly   Drummond,   president   of   the   Recycling   Club,  said  they  will  be  involved  with  the  initiatives  tak-­

ing  place  on  the  SUNY  New  Paltz  campus.  Drummond   said   some   of   the   events   the   club   has   already   hosted,   such   as   awareness   events   and   the   RecycleMania   pro-­ gram,   promote   recycling   on   campus   and   educate   stu-­ dents  about  sustainability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having   people   know   their   resources   will   prob-­ DEO\EHWKHPRVWGLIÂżFXOW´'UXPPRQGVDLGÂł7KHUHDUH so  many  different  resources  out  there  that  are  just  not   really  known.  Once  people  know  what  recourses  are  out   there  they  will  be  willing  to  participate.â&#x20AC;? The  New  Paltz  Recycling  Center  will  also  assist   the  EPA  in  a  variety  of  ways  including  technical  support   and  peer-­to-­peer  networking,  Link  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;New  Paltz  Recycling  Center  will  be  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;home   baseâ&#x20AC;?   for   the   Reduction,   Diversion   and   Reuse   part   of   the  Zero  Waste  Initiative,â&#x20AC;?  Recycling  Coordinator  Lau-­ ra  Petit  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  hosted  school  and  scout  tours  of   the  facility,  offer  internships  and  training  opportunities,   and  have  low  cost  materials  on  site  that  have  been  di-­ verted  from  the  waste  stream  (environmental)  and  help   socially  and  economically  to  reduce  expenses  for  arts,  

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crafts,  home  improvements,  etc.â&#x20AC;? Link   said   the   EPA   is   hopeful   this   program   will   inform   the   community   about   the   effects   and   costs   of   current  approaches  to  materials  management  and  addi-­ tional  options  available. The  EPA  has  extended  the  SMM  program  to  other   communities   and   individuals   who   are   not   directly   in-­ volved   by   developing   sustainable-­type   challenges   in   which  people  can  demonstrate  how  the    U.S.  can  move   toward   a   greener   future.   The   challenges   include   the   Federal  Green  Challenge,  the  Food  Recovery  Challenge   and  the  Electronics  Challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   sustainability   phenomenon   has   rippled   throughout  the  community  through  public  support  and   information  that  the  EPA  brought  in  through  network-­ ing,  workshops  and  the  creation  of  programs  (real  pro-­ grams,  not  just  meetings  and  talk),â&#x20AC;?  Petit  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   will   be   a   food   waste   program,   backyard   composting   initiative,   more   aggressive   recycling   and   compliance   efforts,  and  hands  on  inspecting  of  what  is  being  thrown   out  versus  what  should  have  been  recycled  or  diverted.â&#x20AC;?


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Council  Discusses  Upcoming  SA  Elections By  Maria  Jayne

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GROUP PROMOTES CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS

The  Cystic  Fibrosis  Awareness  Club  hosted  a  5K  run  on  Sunday,  April  15  on  Old  Main  Quad.  

By  Chelsea  Hirsch   Contributing  Writer  |  Chirsch29@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Second-­year  Ryan  Randazzo  is  among  the  minority   of  students  living  in  a  single  room  on  campus.  Although   he  lives  in  a  suite  with  several  others,  his  loud  treatments   and  coughing  require  him  to  live  alone.   His  living  situation  is  just  one  element  of  his  life  at   SUNY  New  Paltz  affected  by  his  Cystic  Fibrosis;Íž  another   is  how  he  walks  to  class  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  he  has  to  hold  his  breath  to   get  there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be   around   smoke,â&#x20AC;?   Randazzo   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   hold   my  breath  and  run  by  Humanities.â&#x20AC;? Randazzo  has  Cystic  Fibrosis,  a  genetic  disease  that   causes  a  thick  mucus  to  build  up  in  the  lungs  and  diges-­ tive  tracks.  He  started  the  Cystic  Fibrosis  Awareness  Club   at  SUNY  New  Paltz  with  the  help  of  one  of  his  suitemates   to  educate  people  about  his  disease  and  to  help  raise  mon-­ ey  for  research.   Prior  to  meeting  Randazzo,  Cecilia  Stein,  a  second-­ year  international  relations  major,  said  she  had  no  knowl-­

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edge  of  the  disease.  But  after  viewing  a  slideshow  during   WKHÂżUVWPHHWLQJVKHVDLGVKHIHOWPRUHLQIRUPHG Second-­year  international  relations  major  Alexander   (OPDVULDJUHHGWKDWWKHÂżUVWPHHWLQJRIWKHFOXEZDVHV-­ pecially  informative  because  of  a  video  that  Randazzoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   sister  made  about  Randazzo  living  with  Cystic  Fibrosis  at   college  was  shown.   Randazzo   said   his   sister   was   unable   to   go   away   to   school  because  of  her  own  experience  with  Cystic  Fibro-­ sis,  so  the  video  offered  a  different  perspective  on  the  ex-­ perience.   As  a  student,  Randazzo  is  also  involved  in  other  extra   curricular  activities  such  as  rugby.  He  serves  as  vice  pres-­ ident  of  the  rugby  team,  even  though  he  said  he  always   gets  sick  after  games  due  to  dehydration.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  technically  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  play,â&#x20AC;?  Randazzo  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  doc-­ tors  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  I  do.â&#x20AC;?   However,   he   said   his   doctors   do   encourage   him   to   VWD\ÂżWWKLVLVRQHGRFWRUÂśVRUGHUWKDWKHKDVQRSUREOHP complying  with.

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The  Cystic  Fibrosis  Awareness  Club  aims  to  promote   themselves   and   awareness   of   the   disease   on   campus   by   hosting  events  like  the  5K  run  they  held  on  the  Old  Main   Quad  on  Sunday,  April  15.  Randazzo  said  they  provided   brochures   for   participants   to   learn   about   the   illness   and   sold  bracelets  to  earn  money  to  donate  to  the  Cystic  Fi-­ brosis  Foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  are  so  few  people  with  the  disease  that  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   a   lot   of   research   being   done,â&#x20AC;?   Randazzo   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;All   of  the  money  that  the  Cystic  Fibrosis  Foundation  gets  is   from  people  like  us.â&#x20AC;? According  to  their  website,  the  Cystic  Fibrosis  Foun-­ dation  aims  to  fund  research  on  drugs  that  can  be  used  to   ÂżJKWWKHGLVHDVHWRKHOSWKRVHZKRVXIIHUIURPWKHGLV-­ HDVHDQGWRÂżQGDFXUHIRULW Randazzo  said  he  grew  tired  of  explaining  his  disease   to  people  he  met,  so  he  began  carrying  around  a  page  in   his  wallet  explaining  his  illness.   He  hopes  his  club  will  eliminate  the  need  to  carry  a   page  in  his  wallet  ever  again.


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others  on  a  daily  basis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   have   it   down   to   a   science,â&#x20AC;?   Lloyd   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   know  just  how  many  calories  they  need  to  survive.â&#x20AC;? Lloyd  said  college  students  are  especially  susceptible  to   developing  eating  disorders,  because  their  sleep  habits  leave   them  deprived  of  a  chance  to  rebuild.  She  said  mental  fatigue   leads  to  the  lack  of  ability  to  tolerate  stress  and  anxiety.  Lloyd   HVWLPDWHV WKDW KHU RIÂżFH VHHV DERXW VL[ RU VHYHQ VWXGHQWV D year  about  eating  disorders.     Colleen   A.   Bruley,   head   coach   of   Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Soccer   at   New  Paltz  and  a  member  of  the  Eating  Disorders  Awareness   Committee,  said  she  joined  the  committee  four  years  ago  to   try  to  make  a  difference  in  studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  lives. She   said   during   her   tenure   at   New   Paltz   she   has   dealt   with  two  players  that  battled  with  eating  disorders.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  about  the  food,â&#x20AC;?  Bruley  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  about  the  loss   of  control  in  one  area  of  their  life,  and  food  is  something  they   can  control.â&#x20AC;?   Students   at   the   screening   were   giving   bookmarks   cov-­ ered  in  healthy  living  awareness  tips,  and  blue  water  canisters   given  by  the  Psychological  Counseling  Center  that  had  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cel-­ ebrate  Our  Natural  Sizesâ&#x20AC;?  written  underneath  a  half-­hollow   silhouette  of  a  curvy  person.       6DP:HLVVDÂżUVW\HDUSV\FKRORJ\PDMRUVDLGWKHGRFX-­ mentary   met   her   expectations,   which   were   admittedly   low.   Both   of   Weissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   parents   have   undergone   gastric   bypass   sur-­ gery,  and  she  said  the  documentary  drove  a  lot  of  emotion  out   of  her,  as  well  as  her  appetite.

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Keep up with the latest faculty writing projects! Author:  Lauren   Meeker,   assistant   professor   of   anthropology   Title:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sounding  Out  Heritage:  Cultural  Politics   and  the  Social  Practice  of  folk  music  in  Northern   Vietnamâ&#x20AC;?

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The  allure   of   pop-­up   art   brought   faculty,   students,   mothers  and  children  together  outside  the  Lecture  Center   to  get  their  books  signed  by  illustrator  Robert  Sabuda,  on   Wednesday,  April  4. Sabuda  returned  to  SUNY  New  Paltz  to  host  a  lecture   RQKLVOLIHDVDQLOOXVWUDWRUDIWHUKLVÂżUVWDSSHDUDQFHLQ This  lecture  brought  inspiration  and  gave  the  audience   insight  on  the  world  of  pop-­up  books.    â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  hope  I  inspired  students  to  go  out  there  and  make   something,â&#x20AC;?  Sabuda  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  was  the  last  time  some-­ one  actually  made  something?â&#x20AC;? Sabudaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lecture  was  sponsored  by  the  Friends  of  the   Sojourner  Truth  Library,  a  group  of  faculty,  alumni,  com-­ munity  members  and  students  who  donate  books  and  mate-­ ULDOVWRWKH6RMRXUQHU7UXWK/LEUDU\WREHQHÂżWWKHVWXGHQWV Other  events  that  they  host  include  the  used  book  sale  and   the  annual  Dennis  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefe  lectures.   Sabuda  graduated  from  the  Pratt  Institute  in  Brooklyn,   N.Y.,  where  he  studied  art.  He  said  he  decided  he  wanted   to  be  a  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  book  illustrator  after  interning  with  Dial   %RRNV IRU<RXQJ 5HDGHUV +LV ÂżUVW VXFFHVVIXO ERRN ZDV titled  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Christmas  Alphabet,â&#x20AC;?  published  in  1994. Attendees   had   the   opportunity   to   purchase   Sabudaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   pop-­up   books   before   and   after   the   lecture.   Sabuda   took  

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time  to   chat   with   fans,   address   their   questions   and   sign   FRSLHVRIKLVERRNVZKLOHVWRSSLQJWRÂż[PLQRUGHIHFWVLQ a  few  injured  copies. 6DEXGD H[SODLQHG KLV GHVLJQ SURFHVV ZKLFK KH FDOOV â&#x20AC;&#x153;paper  engineering,â&#x20AC;?  during  his  lecture.  He  begins  with  the   completion  of  a  manuscript  and  then  gets  together  with  his   design  team  to  create  a  pop-­up  list.   Library   Outreach   Coordinator   Morgan   Gwenwald   helps   the   Friends   of   the   Sojourner   Truth   Library   coordi-­ nate  events.  She  said  she  was  on  board  with  having  Sabuda   come  to  New  Paltz,  and  was  pleased  with  the  outcome.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robert  Sabuda  was  a  fabulous  speaker  and  success-­ ful  author,â&#x20AC;?  Gwenwald  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone  from  kids  to  adults   could  get  something  out  of  this.â&#x20AC;? Alissa  Oko,  a  graduate  student,  said  she  was  amazed   by   Sabuda   after   attending   the   lecture   with   her   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   literature  class.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  did  not  realize  that  there  was  so  much  you  could  do   with   pop-­up   books,â&#x20AC;?   said   Oko.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   thought   it   would   be   interesting  to  come.â&#x20AC;? Oko   said   she   ended   up   purchasing   a   copy   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter   Panâ&#x20AC;?  because  it  was  her  favorite  as  a  child.   Sabuda  said  he  hopes  everyone  took  something  out  of   this  event.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;All  I  want  for  a  child  is  to  think  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I  want  to  do  that,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?   Sabuda  said.  

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Subject:  It   is   based   on   research   I   did   on   Quan   Ho   folk   music.   Basically,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   type   of   singing   that  started  out  in  the  villages  of  Northern  Viet-­ nam   in   one   particular   province   and   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   have   groups  of  singers  all  one  gender  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  so  all  female   VLQJHUV H[FKDQJLQJ VRQJV ZLWK RWKHU JURXSV RI singers.  Women  singers  would  get  together  with   a  group  of  male  singers  and  they  would  sing  back   and  forth.  What  this  book  looks  like  is  the  village   form  of  this  music  as  well  as  what  has  happened   to  it  as  it  has  moved  onto  the  professional  stage.   How  long  have  you  been  working  on  this?:   This   is   based   upon   my   dissertation   research,   ZKLFK,VWDUWHGLQ6R,GLGWKH research.   Then   I   wrote   my   dissertation   and   de-­ fended   it   in   2007   and   since   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   at   New   Paltz  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  spent  two  summers  over  there  [in  Viet-­ nam]  talking  to  people  and  updating  some  of  the   research.  Then  I  got  a  contract  with  the  Univer-­ sity  of  Hawaii  Press  to  revise  the  dissertation.  It   has   evolved   into   the   book   that   it   is   over   a   long   period  of  time.   Publication  date:  The  manuscript  is  at  the  pub-­ lishers  at  the  moment  and  it  is  in  line  to  be  copy-­ edited.   Generally   speaking,   [the   process]   takes   about  a  year.   What  makes  this  unique?: Well,   there   are   no   books   published   in   English   DERXW4XDQ+RIRONPXVLF6RLWZLOOEHWKHÂżUVW one   in   English.   Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   few   things   that   have   been   published   about   performance   in   Vietnam   but  not  a  whole  lot  at  this  point,  so  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  contribut-­ ing  to  this  growing  body  of  anthropology  work.  


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Caribbean Nights GROUP HOLDS FUNDRAISER FOR MISSIONARY TRIP

By Caterina  De  Gaetano Copy  Editor  |  Cdegaetano64@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu The   SUNY   New   Paltz   Catholic   Campus   Ministry   (CCM)   celebrated   Caribbean-­style   in   preparation   for   their  mission  trip  to  the  Dominican  Republic  this  spring. The   group   held   the   Caribbean   night   dinner   dance   fundraiser  at  St.  Joseph’s  Church  in  New  Paltz  on  Sat-­ urday,  April  14.   Members   of   the   New   Paltz   Catholic   community   gathered  in  the  basement  of  the  church  to  feast  on  a  buf-­ fet   of   rice   and   beans,   curry   chicken   and   spicy   pulled   pork  while  salsa  and  Reggae  music  played  in  the  back-­ ground.  Couples  and  young  people  practiced  their  two-­ VWHSDQG&KD&KD$OOJXHVWVWRRNSDUWLQDUDIÀHDQGD silent  auction  of  gift  cards,  paintings  and  other  novelties   with  the  funds  going  to  the  missionaries. Katelyn   Burns,   a   third-­year   communication   disor-­ GHUVPDMRUKDVEHHQDPHPEHURI&&0VLQFHKHU¿UVW year  at  SUNY  New  Paltz.  She  said  she  is  one  of  12  stu-­ dents  going  on  the  trip  in  May.   Burns  said  the  materials  the  group  needs  to  aid  the  

people abroad  are  expensive,  so  any  help  is  appreciated. “We   will   be   raising   money   for   our   funds   that   are   going   to   the   trip.   We   are   bringing   a   water   pump   to   a   school   in   Haiti   that   is   a   costly   expense,”   Burns   said.   “We   also   will   be   doing   service   projects   while   we   are   there  so  we’ll  need  supplies  for  cleaning  and  painting.   It  is  costly  for  all  of  us  to  travel  there  so  any  support  is   much  appreciated.” CCM  members  will  leave  on  May  21  and  arrive  at   the  central  mountain  region  of  the  Dominican  Republic   where  they  will  begin  construction  work  and  establish  a   Bible  school  for  the  children  in  the  area,  part-­time  Cath-­ olic  Ministry  Minister  Hank  Grimsland  said.   The   team   will   be   working   in   Jarabacoa   and   Mao,   regions  of  the  Dominican  Republic,  Grimsland  said.  He   also   said   that   the   ministry   will   visit   a   school   in   Fort-­   Liberté,  Haiti  where  they  will  install  the  electric  water   pump. Students   are   required   to   raise   funds   individually   and  as  a  group  before  the  trip,  Grimsland  said.  The  pro-­ ceeds  from  auctioneers  and  guests  at  the  group  event  aid   in  purchasing  the  electric  water  pump.  

Grimsland said  the  ministry  has  held  this  fundrais-­ ing  event  in  the  past  and  it  has  seemed  to  catch  on.   “The  combination  of  dinner,  dancing  —  merengue,   salsa  and  bachata  —  and  silent  auction  seems  to  work   very  well,”    Grimsland  said.   Trudy   Unger,   a   New   Paltz   resident   who   attended   the  event  Saturday,  said  she  was  impressed  with  the  stu-­ dents  for  traveling  abroad. “I   hope   they   surpass   what   they   hoped   they   would   do  to  begin  with.  [I  wish]  success  for  them,”  Unger  said.   The   student   missionaries   will   return   on   June   1,   Burns  said,  but  in  the  brief  time  they  will  be  there,  the   group   will   be   making   a   tremendous   impact   on   people   who  have  very  little. “The  work  we  will  be  doing  there  will  literally  be   changing   people’s   lives.   The   communities   we   work   with   are   very   poor   and   they   greatly   appreciate   all   the   work  we  do  for  them,”  Burns  said.  “I  look  forward  to   seeing  our  work  help  [the  children].  I  know  this  trip,  just   like  the  last  one,  will  be  life  changing!”

Graduates Anonymous

NEW SUPPORT GROUP STARTED FOR SENIOR STUDENTS By Jena  Lagonia Contributing  Writer  |  N02046663@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu The  Psychological  Counseling  Center  at  SUNY  New   Paltz  is  now  hosting  a  group  that  will  bring  seniors  togeth-­ er  to  express  what  concerns  they  have  about  graduating. The  group,  Gearing  Up  For  Graduation,  aims  to  bring   graduating    students  together  to  speak  about  their  concerns   and   what   graduation   means   to   them.   The   group   will   be   hosted  by  Catherine  Davies,  the  co-­facilitator  at  the  SUNY   New  Paltz  Counseling  Center,  and  Carrie  Schapker,  a  so-­ cial  work  intern.     Davies   and   Schapker   started   the   group   due   to   the   stressful   job   market   awaiting   students   when   they   gradu-­ ate.  The  objective  is  to  help  students  realize  that  they  are   not  at  all  alone  in  their  post-­matriculation  concerns.  Every   student   may   have   a   different   situation   that   they   want   to   speak  about.     “Some  students  are  worried  that  if  they  return  home   they  are  a  failure,  others  may  be  concerned  about  apply-­

ing to  grad  school,”  Davies  said.  “This  group  will  provide   perspective  and  give  these  students  a  comfort  in  knowing   that  they  are  not  alone  in  their  concerns.”     The  group  was  supposed  to  start    meeting  in  the  begin-­ ning  of  April  on  Monday  afternoons,  however  not  enough   students  were  aware  it  existed.   Caroline   Monahan,   a   fourth-­year   student,   said   she   ZRXOGGH¿QLWHO\DWWHQGWKHJURXS “I   am   so   bad   at   coping   with   graduating,”   Monahan   said.   “This   would   be   comforting   because   everyone   is   a   wreck  and  so  many  of  us  don’t  know  what  we  want  to  do.”     Schapker   just   graduated   herself   and   said   she   under-­ stands  the  unsettling  feeling  that  comes  with  making  the   next  steps  after  college.  Schapker  said  she  hopes  students   will  be  able  to  relate  to  her  and  that  the  group  will  hold   discussions  that  are  challenging.  She  said  she  will  speak   of  her  own  experiences  and  help  to  facilitate  the  group.     “I   heard   about   Catherine’s   idea   and   jumped   on   it,”   Schapker  said.    “The  feeling  of  entering  unknown  territory   is  very  relevant  to  me  right  now,  so  it  will  make  the  group  

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more relatable.”  All  of  the  discussions  held  in  the  group  are  completely   FRQ¿GHQWLDO0HPEHUVRIWKHJURXSZLOODOOKDYHDFKDQFH to  speak  about  their  own  experiences  and  concerns.  Some   students  have  a  rough  home  life  or  have  personal  feelings.     The  group  would  be  a  place  where  they  can  express  these   IHHOLQJVZLWKFRPSOHWHFRQ¿GHQWLDOLW\ “Things   always   seem   bigger   and   scarier   when   you   look  at  them,”  Schapker  said.  “Talking  about  it  and  bring-­ ing   it   into   the   light   will   help   to   evaluate   their   fears   and   worries.” Schapker  said  the  group  still  plans  to  hold  meetings   once  enough  people  sign  up  for  the  group.  This  will  give   VWXGHQWVDFKDQFHWRKDYHDFRQ¿GHQWLDORXWOHWWKH\FDQJR to  every  week.     “We  just  want  students  to  know  that  they  are  not  alone   in  their  concerns,”  Davies  said.  “It  brings  comfort  to  know   that  if  they  are  not  successful  right  out  of  college,  they  are   still  not  a  failure.”


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Dancing To Make A Difference

By  Dan  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Regan 6WDII:ULWHU_N01726896@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu Latin  dance  music  surged  through  Elting  Gym  this   weekend   as   tank   top   clad   participants   bounced   and   kicked   their   way   through   two   hours   of   cardio.   Relay   IRU /LIH¶V ¿UVW ³=XPEDWKRQ´ ZDV KHOG RQ 6DWXUGD\ April  14.   ³,DWWHQGHGDµ=XPEDWKRQ¶ODVW\HDUZKLFKZDVUH-­ DOO\SRSXODUVR,WKRXJKWLWZRXOGEHDJRRGIXQGUDLVHU IRU5HOD\´VDLG6DUDK6REHOWKLUG\HDURUJDQL]DWLRQDO communications  major  and  co-­chair  of  Relay  for  Life. $FFRUGLQJ WR (OWLQJ *\P =XPED LQVWUXFWRU DQG VHFRQG\HDUEXVLQHVVPDMRU/L]6\GQH\=XPEDLVDQ LQWHUQDWLRQDOLQWHUPLWWHQWFDUGLR¿WQHVVGDQFHZRUNRXW 6\GQH\ VDLG WKDW XVLQJ =XPED DV D ZD\ WR UDLVH funds   was   what  inspired  her   to  become  an   instructor.   6KHVDLGWKHZRUNRXWVW\OHKDVKHOSHGLQVSLUHRWKHUVWR not  only  donate,  but  also  to  get  in  shape.   -HQ (YHUG\NH D ¿IWK\HDU FRPPXQLFDWLRQV DQG PHGLDPDMRULQVWUXFWV=XPEDDW,JQLWH)LWQHVVLQ1HZ 3DOW] (YHUG\NH VDLG =XPED KDV KHOSHG KHU VWD\ LQ shape  and  live  a  healthier  lifestyle.   ³,¶YHORVWSRXQGVVLQFH,VWDUWHGGRLQJ=XPED´

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Students Raise Iranian Voices

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Collaborative Cartoonish Cooperation DOUGLAS C. EBERHARDT MIXES POP WTH MACABRE IN UPCOMING MFA SHOW By  Zan  Strumfeld When   he   graduates   from   SUNY   New   Paltz,  printmaker  Douglas  C.    Eberhardt  will   be  a  master  of  collaboration. For   part   of   his   Master   of   Fine   Arts   (MFA)   thesis,   Eberhardt   decided   to   make   more  than  100  prints  of  a  self-­portrait  inside   a   robotic-­looking   silhouette,   with   another   EODQNÂżJXUHEHVLGHKLV Calling   it   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lets   Hang   Out   Kit,â&#x20AC;?   he   sent  them  to  his  artist  friends,  along  with  ev-­ eryone  in  the  SUNY  New  Paltz  printmaking   SURJUDPDQGDVNHGWKHPWRÂżOOLQWKHLURZQ self-­portraits  any  way  they  liked.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;People   did   interpretations   of   them-­ selves,â&#x20AC;?   Eberhardt   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   sort   of   a   way   of   bringing   friends   and   community   into   my   work   because   my   work   can   be   re-­ ally  personal.  A  lot  of  it  is  pretty  accessible,   cartoony,   but   bringing   other   people   into   it   makes  it  interesting  to  me.  Kind  of  opens  up   a  whole  new  realm.â&#x20AC;?   During  his  undergraduate  career  at  Ed-­ inboro   University   in   Pennsylvania,   Eber-­ hardt  became  inspired  by  the  older  technique   of   the   exquisite   corpse   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   where   different   artists   draw   separate   parts   of   a   body   and   combine   them   together,   allowing   the   possi-­ bility  to  interchange  the  parts.   With   this   idea   in   mind,   Eberhardt   will   WDNH WKH ÂżOOHGLQ ' SULQWV DQG IROG WKHP LQWR ' ÂżJXUHV 7KH ÂżJXUHV ZLOO VWDQG LQ front  of  a  diorama  of  an  environment  Eber-­ hardt   painted,   showcasing   the   major   places   in  his  life:  the  Buffalo  house  he  grew  up  in,   the  house  he  lived  in  as  an  undergraduate  and   the  cityscapes  of  New  York  City,  Buffalo  and   Pittsburgh.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wanted  it  to  be  as  noisy  as  possible,â&#x20AC;?   Eberhardt  said. Eberhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   work   is   colorful,   bursting   with  energy,  exuding  the  grotesque  and  eerie   shapes  of  the  face  and  body.  In  one  particular   self-­portrait  that  will  be  on  display  at  his  the-­ sis  show,  Eberhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  print  shows  him  sleep-­ ing   on   a   couch   with   an   explosion   of   wild   images   pouring   out   of   his   head   in   different   directions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  really  abstracted  self-­portrait  that   was  trying  to  explain  all  of  the  ideas  coming   out   of   my   head,â&#x20AC;?   Eberhardt   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   as   if   my   head   just   blew   up   on   a   bunch   of   paper.   That  is  what  I  was  trying  to  go  for.â&#x20AC;?  

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Âł3RUFK/LIH´E\'RXJODV&(EHUKDUGWZLOOEHRQGLVSOD\DORQJZLWKRWKHUSULQWVDQGÂżJXUHVDW7KH'RUVN\0D\ Eberhardt  said   his   work   is   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;mix   of   printmaking  and  illustration.â&#x20AC;?  Often  describ-­ ing  his  pieces  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;cartoonyâ&#x20AC;?  and  even  â&#x20AC;&#x153;silly,â&#x20AC;?   Eberhardt   said   his   style   of   drawing   comes   from  a  lot  of  places,  including  touches  of  Ed   Roth   and   Ralph   Steadman   and   a   lot   of   car-­ toon-­watching. Âł,ÂśP UHDOO\ LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHG E\ FDUWRRQLVWV like  Art  Crumb.  He  straddles  the  line  between   high  art  and  low  cartoon  art,â&#x20AC;?  Eberhardt  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   really   enjoy   pretty   much   anything   and   everything  that  I  deem  is  good.  That  can  be   anything  from  older  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s  cartoons  like  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ren   &  Stimpy,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  and  then  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  really  good  new   cartoons  out  now,  like  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Adventure  Time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Eberhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   very   personal   work   is   also   inspired  by  the  people  around  him.  Another   print   in   his   thesis,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Porch   Life,â&#x20AC;?   represents   his   old   porch   from   his   house   in   Pennsylva-­ nia.   A   self-­portrait   of   Eberhardt   sits   com-­ fortably   while   a   swarm   of   monstrous   and  

bizarre-­looking  creatures  surround  him.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;That  was  a  print  about  how  embracing   a   party   or   rock   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n   roll   lifestyle   is   not   only   a   good   thing,   but   how   it   changes   your   per-­ spective,  and  changes  the  way  people  inter-­ act  with  each  other,â&#x20AC;?  Eberhardt  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   mean  to  show  them  [friends]  in  a  super  nega-­ tive  way  and  me  in  a  glorifying  way,  being   WKH RQO\ QRQPRQVWURXV DEVWUDFWHG ÂżJXUH , wanted  to  show  the  interactions  people  make   and  the  way  my  perception  may  be  to  every-­ body   else.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   way   of   understanding,   an   example  of  perceiving  the  world.â&#x20AC;? Eberhardt   said   he   also   enjoys   lithogra-­ phy   and   has   had   his   work   on   display   at   the   Unison   Arts   in   Water   Street   Market,   Cel-­ ebration   of   the  Arts,   McKenna   Theatre   and   Haggerty  Administration   Building.   While   a   graduate  student  at  SUNY  New  Paltz,  he  also   taught  an  Introduction  to  Printmaking  class,   and  would  be  interested  in  returning  to  New  

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Paltz  to  teach  professionally.   After   he   graduates,   Eberhardt   will   be   interning  at  a  farm  outside  of  Poughkeepsie,   called   The   Wassaic   Project.  Yet   on   a   larger   scale,  Eberhardt  said  he  would  love  to  start   a   collective   in   Pittsburgh   where   a   group   of   artists   can   pool   their   resources   together   for   projects  like  large  printmaking  installations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  really  interested  in  making  fun  ob-­ jects,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  sort  of  eye-­candy,â&#x20AC;?  Eberhardt  said. Eberhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   MFA   thesis   show,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Por-­ traits,   Parodies   &   Perspectives,â&#x20AC;?   will   be   on   display  in  The  Dorsky,  May  11  to  15.

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Anthony Tino   spends   the   majority   of   his   time   working   with   plaster   gauze,   fabric,  metal,  plastic  and  video.   Tino,   a   fourth-­year   printmaking   Bachelor   of   Fine   Arts   (BFA),   said   he   focuses  on  several  mediums  and  is  cur-­ rently  working  toward  preparing  for  his   senior  thesis  show  on  display  at  the  Dor-­ sky.   His   show,   called   “Yotonyo,”   will   include  a  large  format  digital  print  with   silkscreen,  an  assemblage  type  of  sculp-­ ture  and  a  video  monitor.   Though   Tino   entered   New   Paltz   studying   literature,   he   found   himself   being  drawn  more  to  the  formation  of  a   book   than   the   content   of   it.   He   learned   how  to  design  images  and  after  taking  a   class   about   creating   sound   experiences,   he  realized  he  belonged  in  the  Fine  Arts   Department.   Since  then,  his  focus  has  shifted  to-­ ward  working  with  visual  and  audio  me-­ diums  to  communicate  his  art,  he  said.   Over   the   past   two   semesters,   Tino   has  accumulated  works  from  his  time  at   New  Paltz  and  elaborating  on  them. “I  think  there  might  be  a  few  themes   in  the  show  that  include  disguise,  fetish-­ ism   and   subversion,”   Tino   said.   “There   will   also   be   alternative   ways   of   using   materials,   which   all   kind   of   boils   down  

to my  making  a  show  that’s  about  an  ex-­ ploration  of  taste.” The   most   challenging   part   of   put-­ ting  together  his  thesis  show,  Tino  said,   was  scaling  back  the  work  he  wanted  to   show.  He  said  he  overproduced  and  then   KDGWKHGLI¿FXOWWDVNRI¿WWLQJKLVZRUN into  the  space  he  was  given.     The   inclusion   of   several   different   mediums   in   Tino’s   thesis   has   not   dis-­ couraged   him   because   the   chaos   rein-­ forces  the  show’s  themes  and  is  embed-­ ded  in  the  pieces  on  display,  he  said.   “I  think  the  more  confused  the  view-­ er  is,  the  better,”  Tino  said.   Coupled   with   the   show’s   chaotic   nature,  Tino  said  he  created  the  show  to   feel   as   busy   as   a   conversation   might.  A   FOHDUYLVLRQRIZKDWWKH¿QLVKHGSURGXFW would  look  like  is  not  evident. “I   am   an   artist   and   printmaker   but   above  all,  I  am  in  love  with  the  way  aes-­ thetics   works,   movements   are   created   and   artworks   that   make   us   think,”  Tino   said.  “My  show  deals  with  how  images   are  recycled  and  how  the  act  of  produc-­ tion  is  mimetic  of  things  that  have  come   before.  My  show  undermines  notions  of   the  individual  artistic  genius  and  places   that  emphasis  on  culture  while  simulta-­ neously   glamorizing   myself   as   an   artist   and  my  personal  interests.” Tino’s   BFA   thesis   show   will   be   on   display  at  The  Dorsky  from    May  4  to  8.

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APRIL 27 - MAY 1 Elana Bernnard  –  Painting  and  Drawing Ben  Campbell  –  Painting  and  Drawing Jenna  Chalmers  –  Photography John  C.  Chichester  –  Printmaking Allison  Clogg  –  Metal Tanya  Monique  Crane  –  Metal Katie  Grove  –  Printmaking Veronica  Hilado  –  Ceramics  

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OLIVIA WELLS MAKES FILM BASED ON LOVE TRIANGLE

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The Shining Shins The  New  Paltz  Oracle

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INDIE ROCKERS STEER ALBUM IN NEW DIRECTION

Contributing  Writer  |  Greg.gondek16@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The Shins Port of Morrow With  a  synthesized  drone  and  other  elec-­ tronic  noises  turning  on,  The  Shins  return,  fur-­ ther  pushing  their  sound  into  new  directions  on   Port  of  Morrow.   Lyrically  and  musically,  The  Shins  sound   a   shade   darker   on   the   driving   opener,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   5LĂ&#x20AC;HÂśV6SLUDO´7KHJXLWDUVDQGGUXPVKDYHDQ HQWUDQFLQJGHSWKDQGKHDYLQHVVWRWKHP)URQW PDQ-DPHV0HUFHUÂśVLFRQLFYRFDOVVRXQGTXLWH VHULRXVDQGO\ULFVOLNHÂł'HDGOXQJÂśVFRPPDQG LW<RXSRXU\RXUOLIHGRZQWKHULĂ&#x20AC;HÂśVVSLUDO´ ORRP ODUJH RQ DQ RSHQLQJ WUDFN (DFK LQVWUX

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MUSICIAN OF THE WEEK: SCREEN  CAPTURECOURTESY  OF  ALLMOVIEPHOTO.COM

JORDAN REISMAN

YEAR: Fourth MAJOR: Anthropology HOMETOWN: Scarsdale, N.Y.

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  YOUR  INSTRUMENT  OF  CHOICE  AND  WHY? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  playing  drums  since  I  was  nine.   Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   my   main   instrument.   I   play   guitar   for  fun.  

Jeff Moves To The Screen

MAN-CHILD FILM BEATS EXPECTATIONS

By  Molly  Hone Contributing  Writer  |  N02026251@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Jeff, Who Lives at Home Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass When  I  went  to  see  the  Duplass  brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff,  Who   Lives  at  Homeâ&#x20AC;?  over  the  long  weekend,  I  braced  myself  for   another  mediocre  comedy  about  a  man-­child  who  refuses   to   grow   up.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   actually   a   fan   of   those   comedies,   but   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  expect  much  from  them.   Judging  by  the  title,  Jason  Segelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  top-­billing  and  the   fact  that  co-­writer/director  Mark  Duplass  stars  in  a  show   about   fantasy   football   (FXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Leagueâ&#x20AC;?),   I   thought   I   would  have  exactly  this  experience:  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  watch  Segel  do  his   bug-­eyed  thing,  enjoy  the  clever  one-­liners  and  pop  culture   references  and  make  a  mental  venn  diagram  comparing  the   moments  I  laughed  to  the  moments  I  cringed.   To  my  surprise,  that  wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  my  experience  at  all.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff,   Who   Lives   at   Homeâ&#x20AC;?   is   about   a   thoughtful,   30-­year-­old  slacker  (Segel)  whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  been  thinking  about  his   place  in  the  world.  Jeff  believes  the  universe  sends  signs  to   guide  us,  but  his  cynical  brother,  Pat  (Ed  Helms),  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   agree  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  until  a  simple  errand  sends  the  pair  on  a  day-­long   journey  toward  destiny.  Throw  in  two  car  crashes,  a  broken  

marriage  and  an  AIM-­chat  secret  admirer  and  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got   a  touching,  clever  comedy-­drama  about  human  connection   and  self-­discovery.     Segel,   who   consistently   takes   blasĂŠ   roles   as   clumsy   JDORRWVWXUQVRXWDWUXO\WHQGHUSHUIRUPDQFHLQWKLVÂżOP Look  for  the  moments  when  his  face  switches  from  inno-­ cent   amusement   to   watery-­eyed   epiphany   in   about   half   a   second.  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  end  up  with  the  same  expression. The   supporting   castâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   performances   were   equally   ab-­ sorbing.  Susan  Sarandon  (Jeffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  mother)  is,  as  always,  fan-­ tastic.   Her   characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   compelling   subplot   culminates   in   WKHÂżOPÂśVPRVWMR\RXVPRPHQW+HOPVSOD\VKLVFKDUDFWHU VRDJDLQVWKLVQRUPKHÂśVDOPRVWUHSXJQDQWDWÂżUVWDQG-XG\ Greer,  as  his  unhappy  wife,  easily  steals  the  few  scenes  in   which  she  appears.   I   also   want   to   point   out   how   great   the   original   score   was.  Michael  Andrewsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  deceptively  simple  music  was  de-­ lightful,   carrying   the   action   in   bursts   of   playfulness   and   poignancy.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  itching  to  buy  the  soundtrack. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  often  that  I  walk  out  of  a  theater  crying  because   ,IHHOP\IDLWKLQKXPDQLW\KDVEHHQUHVWRUHG$WWKHÂżOPÂśV heart  is  a  simple,  but  much  needed,  reminder:  people  have   an  endless  capacity  to  be  excellent  to  each  other.  You  bet   I   just   borrowed   a   phrase   from   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill   and   Tedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Excellent   Adventureâ&#x20AC;?  to  acknowledge  the  endurance  of  compassion   in  our  cynical  world. &RPLQJLQDWDFR]\PLQXWHVWKLVÂżOPLVDEUHDWK of  fresh  air.  Take  a  short  break  during  the  next  few  weeks   and  go  see  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff,  Who  Lives  at  Home.â&#x20AC;?  You  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  need  to   wait  for  a  sign.  

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WHAT  ARE  YOU  INVOLVED  WITH  MUSICALLY? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   in   Male   Call   for   three   years.   I   have   a   band   called   the   Love-­ ly   Matadors.   We   just   released   an   EP   at  thelovelymatadors.bandcamp.com. WHO  ARE  YOUR  BIGGEST  INFLUENCES? Bouncing   Souls.   Latterman.   The   Avett   Brothers.  Michael  Jackson. WHO  HAVE  YOU  BEEN  LISTENING  TO  LATELY? Frightened  Rabbit.  The  National.   The  Menzingers.   WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  YOUR  PLAN  FOR  THE  FUTURE? I  want  to  always  have  a  band  and  tour  and   release   music   when   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   convenient   for   me.   Music  has  never  been  my  entire  life  but  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   always  enjoyed  playing  it  in  bands.

ANY  ADVICE  FOR  ASPIRING  MUSICIANS? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  think  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  above  anything  musically.   Be  open-­minded.  Just  keep  playing  all  of  the   time.

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Semester by the Sea at Stony Brook Southampton Two unique undergraduate residential programs for Fall 2012

THE OCEAN

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Immerse yourself in marine studies as you explore Long Island’s bays, estuaries, salt marshes, beaches and open ocean in this full-semester program at one of the nation’s premier oceanographic institutes. Offered by Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, it is ranked sixth among U.S. graduate programs in marine and atmospheric sciences by the National Research Council.

Free your muse this fall in our “study abroad” college arts program right in the heart of the Hamptons. In 10 weeks you will write, stage and perform a play or write, shoot and edit a film — all while earning 15 college credits. You will work closely with top-notch creative writing, theater and film faculty of Southampton Arts.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE You will work side by side with Stony Brook University’s world-renowned faculty on our research vessels and in our waterfront lab facilities, and you can earn up to 15 credits.

Filmmakers, you will be trained with state-of-the-art equipment. Playwrights, you will stage your work in the 400-seat Avram Theater. Throughout your 10 weeks you will work in small groups, with plenty of personal attention.

WALK TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

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Take advantage of the unique campus location on the shores of Shinnecock Bay for direct access to the Atlantic Ocean and nearby marine and coastal habitats.

The cultural legacy of the Hamptons is rich with noted playwrights and filmmakers, from Tennessee Williams to Steven Spielberg.

Program runs August 27 to December 14

Program runs September 11 to November 18

GREAT GEAR, GREAT CAMPUS

Registration begins April 9, 2012 To register or for more information visit www.stonybrook.edu/sea

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tHe Deep END LACEY MCKINNEY

Major: MFA Painting & Drawing Year: Second Year Graduate “The research that influences my painting practice relates to technology and modes of communication by way of video chat. I am interested in questions pertaining to digital and virtual reality and their implications on perception.”

You can find more of Lacey’s work at lacey-mckinney.com.

PHOTOS COURTESY  OF  LACEY  McKINNEY.  CAPTION  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ


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On  April   9,   a   representative   from   our   current   food   service   provider,   Sodexo   Inc.,   confronted   stu-­ dents  rallying  in  front  of  Student  Union  62/63  where   an  open  forum  was  held.    The  meeting  was  for  stu-­ dents  to  express  their  concerns  about  the  current  food   program   and   propose   changes.  At   around   noon,   the   Sodexo   representative   left   the   meeting   and   tore   up   signs  and  materials  the  students  had  posted,  ignoring   their  pleas  to  stop.  Distressed  by  the  situation,  the  stu-­ GHQWVFDOOHG8QLYHUVLW\3ROLFHZKRODWHU¿OHGDUHSRUW on  the  incident. We   at   The   New   Paltz   Oracle   are   outraged   that   students  were  forced  out  of  an  open  forum  where  cli-­ ent  feedback  was  requested  by  the  company.  We  are   appalled  that  students  merely  expressing  their  opin-­ ions   were   treated   so   harshly.   The   forum   was   meant   for  the  student  body  to  freely  address  their  thoughts   and   feelings   on   the   present   food   service   and   when   negative  responses  were  given,  the  company  attempt-­ ed  to  silence  them  in  an  aggressive  way. If  our  society  expects  to  see  changes,  voices  must   be   heard   and   not   silenced.   In   order   to   make   chang-­ es   on   our   campus,   student   voices   are   essential.  The   school   is   for   students   after   all.   Disturbingly,   it   ap-­ SHDUV1HZ3DOW]VWXGHQWVDUHQRWWKH¿UVWJURXS6R

dexo  has  attempted  to  silence.   Sodexo  Inc.  is  a  multinational  corporation  serv-­ ing  campuses  across  the  nation,  as  well  as  120  pris-­ ons  worldwide.  The  company  has  a  history  of  abusing   workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  rights  in  the  United  States  and  in  countries   abroad   such   as   the   Dominican   Republic,   Columbia   and   Morocco,   according   to   documents   of   the   NGO   TransAfrica.  It  is  startling  that  Sodexoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  intolerance   for  justice  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  end  with  the  rallying  of  New  Paltz   students.   6RGH[R KDV EHHQ DFFXVHG RI ÂżULQJ ZRUNHUV LQ Columbia  as  a  result  of  their  efforts  to  form  a  labor   union.  In  Guinea,  workers  allegedly  are  not  allowed   to  drink  from  the  same  canteen  as  European  workers.   They  claim  the  food  they  are  given  is  scarce  in  con-­ trast  with  the  European  laborers.  In  the  United  States,   Sodexo  also  launched  an  aggressive  campaign  against   some  of  their  employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  efforts  to  form  unions  and   bargain  collectively.  These  examples  seem  to  indicate   Sodexo  likes  to  rough-­up  anyone  who  speaks  or  acts   against  the  company.   6RGH[R LV QRW D JRRG ÂżW IRU RXU FDPSXV :H should  not  support  a  company  known  for  mistreating   employees  and  denying  them  of  their  rights.   In   addition,   Sodexo   has   been   found   guilty   of  

scamming  universities  and  public  schools  across  the   nation.  The   New  York   State  Attorney   Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Of-­ ÂżFHFRQGXFWHGDQLQYHVWLJDWLRQLQWKDWIRXQG6R dexo   cheated   SUNY   colleges,   including   New   Paltz,   out  of  millions  of  dollars.  The  New  York  Times  found   that  Sodexo  continues  to  exploit  legal  loopholes  that   allow  the  company  to  pocket  funds  intended  for  our   schools   through   a   process   called   â&#x20AC;&#x153;prompt   payment   discounts.â&#x20AC;? We  desperately  urge  Campus  Auxiliary  Services   (CAS)  and  administration  to  review  the  collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  con-­ tract  with  Sodexo  as  their  contract  is  up  for  renewal   and  other  food  services  are  up  for  consideration.  We   ask  that  these  other  services  are  seriously  considered   and  the  contract  with  Sodexo  is  not  renewed  for  the   aforementioned  reasons.  We  refuse  to  support  a  ser-­ vice   which   abuses   employees,   swindles   schools   out   of   money   and   serves   unhealthy   food   to   young   con-­ sumers.  Our  university  deserves  better  service  and  an   equitable   business   relationship.   We   as   students   are   entitled  to  healthier  food  for  a  more  affordable  price,   which  can  be  found  with  alternative  providers. We   look   forward   to   working   with   CAS   and   the   administration  and  would  like  to  see  the  contract  with   Sodexo  reassessed  in  the  coming  year.  

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It  was   easier   for   me   to   make   new   friends   as   a   child.   I   used   to   walk   over   to  someone,  impress  them  with  my  toys   or   Barbie   doll   collection   and   BOOM!   Just   like   that,   we   were   friends.   I   was   much  more  outgoing  and  eager  to  make   friends   too.   But   now   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   become   so   jaded   that   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   even   interested   in   making  friends  anymore.  Also,  I  havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   found   anyone   my   age   that   still   plays   with  Barbie  dolls  or  would  be  interested   in  my  collection. I  avoid  people  now.  I  avoid  potential   friends  the  way  a  browbeaten  kid  would   avoid  the  school  bully.  For  example,    if  I   was  on  my  way  to  class  and  I  saw  some-­ one  I  knew  20  yards  away  and  walking   toward   me,   I   would   most   likely   take   a   detour,   even   if   that   means   arriving   to   class  10  or  20  minutes  late.   I  used  to  look  down  at  my  cellphone   to  avoid  someone  walking  by,  but  then  I   realized  everyone  else  does  that  shit  too.   It   also   really   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   work   with   some-­

CLARISSA  MOSES   Copy  Editor

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It  was   only   a   month   ago   when   I   knew   exactly   what   I   was   going   to   do   with  my  life.  I  had  a  plan:  major  in  jour-­ nalism,   minor   in   law,   get   straight   Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,   ZDONRXWRIFROOHJHDVDĂ&#x20AC;XHQW&KLQHVH speaker   with   a   4.0   GPA   and   become   a   writer  for  The  New  York  Times  (special-­ izing  in  news  and  legal  writing).  It  was   perfect.   Then   my   advisor   emailed   me   about  declaring  my  major  and  suddenly   my  plan  fell  apart. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   that   I   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   follow   through   with  my  planâ&#x20AC;ŚI  am  already  taking  jour-­

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COLUMNS one  who  is  super  talkative  and  friendly.   Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  see  that  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  busy  â&#x20AC;&#x153;textingâ&#x20AC;?  or   listening  to  your  iPod  and  decide  to  talk   to   you   anyway.   That   happened   to   me   once  and  I  swear  on  my  pinky  toe  this  is   how  the  conversation  went. Bitch  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  trying  to  avoid  (BITTA):   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey.â&#x20AC;?   Me:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey.â&#x20AC;? BITTA:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  up?â&#x20AC;? Me:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing   much.   Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   up   with  you?â&#x20AC;? BITTA:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh,  nothing.â&#x20AC;? Me:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okay,  bye.â&#x20AC;? And  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  it.  These  are  the  types  of   verbal   exchanges   I   try   to   avoid.   If   you   ask   me,   I   think   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   doing   these   people   a  favor  by  avoiding  them.  No  one  wants   to   be   in   a   dry-­ass   dialogue   like   that.   I   mean,  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  understand  why  someone   would  interrupt  me  to  start  some  bullshit   conversation  like   that.  Especially  when   you   have   nothing   to   say.   I   mean,   this   conversation  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  so  annoying  if     the  person  had  something  to  say  after  I   said  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  up  with  you?â&#x20AC;?  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  mind   speaking   to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;hiâ&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;byeâ&#x20AC;?   people   be-­ cause  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  all  they  say  â&#x20AC;&#x153;hi,â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;heyâ&#x20AC;?  and   keep  it  moving.  But  I  digress,  I  think.

Lately,  social  settings  have  been  the   bane  of  my  existence,  especially  when  I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  the  people  too  well.  Outside   of  the  incredibly  small  group  of  friends  I   have  at  SUNY  New  Paltz,  I  realized  that   I   just   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   deal   with   people.   They   are   either  too  annoying,  loud,  vain,  or  want   to  be  the  center  of  attention  all  the  time.   I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  deal  with  that  shit.   Some  of  my  friends  have  these  char-­ acteristics  but  they  also  possess  positive   attributes   that   overpower   the   annoying   ones.   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   really   know   most   people   well   enough   to   see   past   their   annoying   traits. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   made   friends   or   acquaintances   outside   of   my   small   circle   of   friends.   , XVXDOO\ IRU WKH PRVW SDUW GRQÂśW ÂżQG these  people  to  be  annoying.  But  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not   emotionally   attached   to   them   like   I   am   to   the   people   in   my   circle.   So   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   easy   for  me  to  drop  them  like  a  hot  potato  and   not  feel  guilty  about  it  or  anything.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   done   that   to   a   lot   of   people   since   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been  here.     I   like   that   I   am   this   way,   though.   You   see,   when   I   was   younger   I   always   tried  to  please  people,  and  impress  them,   in   hopes   that   they   would   become   my  

friends.  I   was   more   vulnerable   to   (so-­ cial)  rejection  back  then  and  I  often  got   my  feelings  hurt.  I  mean,  when  I  was  a   toddler,  other  kids  used  to  steal  toys.    So   I  stopped  trying  so  hard. The  friends  I  have,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  made  them   effortlessly.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   going   to   start   lis-­ tening  to  music  and  watching  the  same   79VKRZVDVRWKHUVMXVWWRÂżWLQ,PHDQ I   probably   would   check   it   out   if   I   was   interested.   But   I   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   do   it   just   to   make   friends.   I   know   a   lot   of   people   who  do  that  shit  and  it  annoys  me.   I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  why  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  easier  for   me  to  make  friends  now.  I  mean,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  at-­ tractive,   funny   (once   you   get   to   know   me),  and  I  have  a  ton  of  smart  and  dumb   shit   to   say.   However,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   noticed   that   now   it   takes   a   while,   a   long   while,   for   me   to   feel   comfortable   with   someone   before   a   friendship   (if   at   all)   follows.   I   know  that  friendships  can  be  more  com-­ plicated  and  hard  to  keep  hold  of  when   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  older  so  maybe  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  factorâ&#x20AC;ŚI   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know.    I  wish  making  friends  and   building  friendships  could  be  as  simplis-­ tic  as  it  was  when  I  was  a  child.  Maybe   they  are  still  that  simple  and  I  just  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know  it.

nalism  and  law  classes;Íž  I  have  spoken  to   RQHRIWKH&KLQHVHSURIHVVRUVP\*3$ is  a  3.7  (so  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  close)  and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  grown  ac-­ FXVWRPHGWRWKHWLWOHÂł&ODULVVD([SODLQV It  Allâ&#x20AC;?  while  working  for  The  Oracle  so   I  may  be  New  York  Times-­worthy  pretty   soon.   My   problem   is   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know   if   I   like  my  plan  anymore.  I  might  want  to   be  a  public  relations  major  instead,  law   is  getting  a  bit  too  complicated,  straight   $ÂśVZDVRQO\DÂżUVWVHPHVWHUWKLQJ&KL nese  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  seem  so  cool  anymore  and   The  New  York  Times,  well,  maybe  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   still  possible. After   all   of   my   strategic   planning   and   mapping   out   of   my   life,   reality   set   in  as  soon  as  my  advisor  told  me  I  can   set   my   plan   in   motion   and   declare.   It  

was  like   a   wave   of   anxiety   swept   over   me  and  my  perfect  life  plan  was  turned   into  1,000  piece  puzzle.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   strange   how   just   two   words   -­   â&#x20AC;&#x153;declare  majorâ&#x20AC;?  -­  can  spark  all  of  these   thoughts.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also  strange  how  I  can  go   IURP D GHÂżQLWH MRXUQDOLVP PDMRU WR D possible  English  major,  to  an  undecided   major   to   a   pretty   positive   public   rela-­ tions   major   then   back   to   undecided   in   just  a  week.   My  parents  have  told  me  to  get  out   LQ WKH ÂżHOG ÂłYROXQWHHU´ ÂłLQWHUQ´ ÂłVHH ZKDW \RX OLNH´ 8QIRUWXQDWHO\ ÂżQGLQJ an  internship  (which  is  free  labor)  is  just   DVKDUGDVÂżQGLQJDMREWKHVHGD\V At   the   end   of   the   day,   I   sometimes   have  to  question  if  my  major  even  mat-­ ters.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  paying  thousands  of  dollars  for  

this  education   and   some   of   my   future   co-­workers   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   even   have   a   college   degree.  They   will   have   gotten   there   by   who  they  know,  not  by  what  they  learned   as  whatever  major  in  whatever  college. Yes,  I  know  it  seems  a  bit  soon  for   me   to   start   thinking   about   my   future   co-­workers   but   I   only   have   three   more   years  -­  THREE!  And  I  have  just  a  matter   of  months  before  I  am  forced  to  declare   a  major.  I  refuse  to  waste  my  time  taking   random  classes  just  as  an  experiment.  I   want  to  work  toward  my  career,  not  just   VRXOVHDUFKZKLOH,IXOÂżOOP\*(ÂśV &ROOHJHLVWKHWLPHWRÂżJXUHWKLQJV outâ&#x20AC;Ś  I  guessâ&#x20AC;Śbut  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  just  hoping  this   road   to   self   discovery   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   take   too   long.

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LETTERS I’ve  met  a  truly  wonderful  man   who   will   be   on   the   Democratic   Pri-­ mary  ballot  on  June  26,  to  take  over   Maurice  Hinchey’s  seat  in  Congress.   He   is   Joel  Tyner,   and   in   addition   to   Maurice’s   position   on   expanding   Medicare,  the  “break  up  the  too  big   to   fail”   banks,   amending   the   Con-­ stitution   to   get   rid   of   corporate   per-­ sonhood,   “No!   to   NAFTA,”   clean   money   elections,   and   ending   “Big   Oil”  speculation,  Joel  supports  crim-­ inalizing  fracking.  He  is  endorsed  by   Josh   Fox,   the   creator   of   “Gasland,”   the   wonderful   movie   that   has   done  

so much  to  bring  the  evils  of  frack-­ ing   to   the   public’s   awareness.   He   is   endorsed  by  Pete  Seeger,  who  knows   something  about  progressive  politics.   He   is   endorsed   by   Dr.   Cornel  West,     distinguished  Professor  at  Princeton,   a   leader   for   civil   rights,   progressive   social  rights,  a  man  who  exposes  the   anti-­humanistic   distortions   held   by   5HSXEOLFDQ DQG 'HPRFUDWLF RI¿FH holders.  Dr.  West  has  a  great  sense  of   humor,   and   so   does   Joel,   and   I   will   never   trust   anyone   who   can’t   laugh   at  themselves. Joel   can,   and   will   win.   He   has  

EHHQ HOHFWHG ¿YH WLPHV LQ D URZ WR the Dutchess   County   Legislature   in   a   solid   Republican   district.   He   has   enormous  energy  and  is  knowledge-­ able   and   progressive   on   every   issue   that   I’ve   heard   him   speak   about.   I   support  Joel  all  the  way,  and  I  hope   that  Woostockers  will  do  the  same.

So many   of   you   now   are   graduat-­ ing.    Done  with  classes.    Done  with  tests.     Done  with  ...  clubs  and  organizations?     Perhaps  -­  that  is  what  many  people   do.     I’ve   know   some   incredibly   active   and   involved   people   who   gave   their   all   in   clubs   and   organizations   who   just   stopped  doing  those  things  after  college.     People   often   see   those   things   as   some-­ thing  you  do  while  you’re  in  college  and  

forget that   those   types   of   groups   exist   out   in   the   ‘real   world.”    This   shouldn’t   be  the  case.    The  end  of  your  college  (or   perhaps  just  undergraduate)  time  should   be   just  the  start  of   your   involvement  in   the  community.    In  the  Hudson  Valley  or   wherever  you  live  after  you  leave  SUNY   New   Paltz,   there   are   tons   of   organiza-­ tions   looking   for   new   members,   volun-­ teers   and   even   leaders   and   organizers.    

These could  be  clubs,  social  or  cultural   organizations,  charitable  groups,  or  ath-­ letic   groups   &   teams.     Being   involved   in  these  groups  can  be  fun,  educational,   let  you  meet  new  people  and  make  your   community  a  better  place.

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Joel Tyner  embodies  the  values  of   peace,   justice,   environmental   protec-­ tion  and  true  democracy  that  I  learned   from   Dr.   King   and   Pete   Seeger   -­   and   he  works  as  hard  as  humanly  possible   to   assure   that   they   are   realized.   His   dedication   and   perseverance   have   al-­ ORZHG KLP WR EH UHHOHFWHG ¿YH WLPHV to  the  Dutchess  County  legislature  -­  the   last  time  running  unopposed.  He’s  the   very  best  person  I  know  of  to  succeed   Maurice   Hinchey   in   Congress   to   rep-­ UHVHQWWKHSHRSOHRIWKHQHZO\FRQ¿J-­ ured  District  19.  Margaret  Mead  said  it   best:   ‘Never   doubt   that   a   small   group   of   thoughtful,   committed   citizens   can   change  the  world;;  indeed  it’s  the  only   thing   that   ever   has.’   No   more   hoping   for   change,   let’s   create   it.   IT’S   TIME   FOR  TYNER.   Manna  Jo  Greene   Councilwoman Town  of  Rosendale Cottekill,  NY 845-­687-­9253 mannajo.weebly.com

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The  SUNY   New   Paltz   Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Lacrosse   team   began   this   season   under   the  guidance  of  a  new  coach  and  a  brand   new  approach  to  victory. On   Tuesday,   April   17   a   historic   win  was  secured.  The  21-­20  game  over   SUNY  Oswego  ended  in  the  favor  of  the   /DG\+DZNVJLYLQJWKHPWKHLUÂżUVWZLQ over   a     SUNYAC   team   since   the   pro-­ gramâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  reinstatement  in  2009. Head   Coach   Liz   Student   said   the   team   really   pulled   it   together   in   the   game.   She   said   they   quickly   realized   they  needed  each  other  to  win  and  made   all  of  the  right  moves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  been  a  joy  to  watch  them  grow   DVSHRSOHDQGSOD\HUVRQWKHÂżHOG´6WX dent  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our  approach  to  every  game   is  the  same,  and  the  girls  have  kept  their   ZLQQLQJDWWLWXGHV´

Student  said   the   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   persever-­ ance,   positivity   and   refusal   to   let   the   tough   times   beat   them   has   been   their   greatest   advantages.   Thinking   of   the   SUNYAC  games  as  different  from  oth-­ ers  is  not  something  she  stresses  to  her   players. Student  said  her  focus  on  details  has   brought  out  the  best  playing  in  the  team   overall. Fourth-­year  Captain  Samantha  Del-­ *DXGLR VDLG WKH WHDP ZDV FRQÂżGHQW DW the   start   of   the   game   and   collectively   sensed  a  win  going  in.  The  entire  team,   VKHVDLGXQGHUVWRRGWKHÂłVLJQLÂżFDQFHRI WKHZLQ´7KHLUJUHDWHVWDVVHWLVWKDWHDFK girl  strives  for  what  is  best  for  the  team   as  a  whole,  she  said.   7KHODGLHVPDGHVDFULÂżFHVWREHQHÂżW the   rest,   third-­year   Captain   Juli   Rehain   said,  which  is  something  she  has  never   seen  from  any  other  team.  She  said  they  

hold  the   camaraderie   of   doing   what   is   best   for   the   group,   not   the   individual,   which   will   lead   them   to   victory   come   the  approaching  games. Student   attributes   much   of   the   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  success    to  their  winning  attitude.   More   of   a   psychological   element,   she   said   they   are   shifting   their   focus   from   their  past  to  their  extremely  bright  future   as  a  young  team. The   balance   of   the   team,   Student   said,   is   somewhere   between   physical   and   mental.  With   this   in   mind,   Student   has   assigned   a   summer   reading   list   for   the   2012   summer,   compiled   of   books   that  address  the  mental  side  of  the  team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   fair   to   just   focus   on   the   SK\VLFDOVLGHRIWKHJDPH´6WXGHQWVDLG Fourth-­year   Captain   Julia   Donato   agreed   and   said   the   team   has   changed   its  tactics  these  past  few  weeks,  practic-­ ing   as   a   whole   in   order   to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;strengthen  

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Around  New   Paltz,   it   seems   like   trying   to   grind   will   al-­ ways  to  be  a  hassle.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  talking  about  the  stuff  you  see  on   WKHGDQFHĂ&#x20AC;RRUVRI3 *ÂśVDQG&DEDORRVDÂśV²,ÂśPUHIHUULQJWR the  grinding  tricks  of  the  SUNY  New  Paltz  skateboard  club,  B-­ &XEHG According  to  the  Student  Handbook,  students  are  allowed   to  skateboard  anywhere  on  campus  as  long  as  they  are  mind-­ ful   of   other   people   passing   and   do   not   skateboard   in   front   of   entrances.     Third-­year  computer  engineering  major  Julian  Santo  said   University   Police   reprimand   him   constantly   for   skateboarding   around  campus.  He  said  he  is  more  often  than  not  talked  down     to  by  police,  and  treated  like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;some  sort  of  punk.â&#x20AC;? In  one  instance,  Santo  was  skateboarding  with  a  friend  in   an  empty  parking  lot  when  a  cop  forced  them  to  leave.  Santo   asked  why  they  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  skate  in  a  parking  lot  that  was  not  being   used,  and  the  cop  would  either  ignore  his  questions  or  respond   with  â&#x20AC;&#x153;jerky  wisecracks.â&#x20AC;?  The  area  he  was  skating  in  had  no  vio-­ lation   of   the   Student   Handbook,   an   explanation   the   cop   (who   will  remain  unnamed)  was  not  willing  to  listen  to,  according  to   Santo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   trying   to   override   something   written   down   in   our  

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The  NHL   playoffs   have   been   nothing   short   of   entertaining   thus   far.   Too   bad   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   for  almost  all  of  the  wrong  reasons.   The  social  media-­sphere  is  in  an  uproar   due   to   the   NHL   Player   Safety   Department   and   its   recent   lack   of   consistency.   Blown   FDOOV XQIDLU VXVSHQVLRQV DQG ERJXV ÂżQHV have   become   commonplace   in   the   league,   and  thousands  of  people  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  including  fans,   analysts,   coaches,   writers   and   players   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   have   started   to   become   more   vocal   about   these  issues. Ranger   fans   are   all   too   familiar   with   how  badly  things  have  spiraled  out  of  con-­ trol,   seeing   as   it   more   or   less   started   with   them.  It  may  have  been  a  couple  of  weeks   ago   now,   but   the   Orpik   knee   incident   was   WKH ÂżUVW VLJQ RI KRZ EDG WKLQJV KDYH EH come.   The   Penguinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   star   defenseman   Brooks  Orpik  kneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  Derek  Stepan,  causing   the  latter  injury.  It  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  totally  clear,  but  if   you   look   closely   enough   you   see   that   Or-­ pikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   skate   turns   out   and   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   no   reason   why  it  should  have. I   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   even   begin   to   tell   you   how   livid   I   was   when   I   saw   the   play.   I   had  

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Skating  On  Shaky  Ice literally   just   gotten   home   for   Easter,   turned   on   the   TV   with   my   folks   and   bam,   Stepan  was  on  the  ice. ,WKRXJKWWKHUHZRXOGGHÂżQLWHO\EHVRPH punishment   for   Orpik,   my   original   guess   being   a   three-­game   suspension.   But   there   was   nothing.  There   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   even   a   hearing.   I  was  embarrassed  with  the  league,  because   LWRQO\IXUWKHUVROLGLÂżHGWKH3HQJXLQSURWHF tion  theory. And  I  know  all  of  you  out  there    didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   think  it  could  get  any  worse.  Oh  yes  it  could,   apparently. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  talk  about  Carl  Hagelin. +HUHÂśVDSOD\HUZKRLQKLVÂżUVW\HDULQ the   NHL   has   barely   placed   a   skate   out   of   line  and  would  probably  need  Mike  Rupp  to   point  him  toward  the  direction  of  the  penalty   box,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  how  little  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  been  there.  How   did  he  warrant  a  three-­game  suspension?   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  saying  he  should  have  been  ex-­ HPSWIURPKHDULQJVRUDÂżQHRUVXVSHQVLRQ because  he  shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  been.  The  fact  is   you  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  careless  about  what  you  do,  and   if  you  elbow  someone  and  seriously  injure   them   (Daniel  Alfredsson   did   suffer   from   a  

concussion,  keeping  him  out  of  game  three   of  the  series),  there  should  be  consequences. However,  this  was  inconsistent  and  un-­ fair  and  displays  some  serious  problems  in   the  NHL  right  now.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  clear  certain  players   are  given  more  leeway  than  others,  and  that   NHL  Player  Safety  has  become  a  joke. This  is  more  disappointing  than  aggra-­ YDWLQJ:KHQ%UHQGDQ6KDQDKDQÂżUVWFDPH in,  everyone  thought  things  would  get  bet-­ ter.  Here  was  a  guy  who  had  been  a  success-­ ful  and  honest  player  for  many  years  in  the   NHL.  He  is  someone  who  understands  what   players  go  through  and  what  goes  on  in  their   heads.  At  least,  he  was  supposed  to.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   embarrassed   to   remember   how   fond  I  was  of  him,  especially  when  he  was   a   Ranger.   He   knows   that   delivering   pain   and   causing   concussions   is   not   part   of   the   Rangersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  organization.  He  openly  stated  he   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  believe  Hagelin  is  that  kind  of  play-­ er  and  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;goodâ&#x20AC;?  kid.  Alfredsson  said  he   thinks  it  was  just  the  intensity  of  the  play-­ offs.   So   how   is   it   he   got   three   games   when   players  like  Shea  Weber  and  James  Neal  get  

D PHUH  ÂżQH DQG RQH JDPH UHVSHF tively? Weber  grabbed   Henrik   Zetterberg   by   the  neck  and  bashed  his  head  into  the  glass.   Neal   attacked   both   Sean   Couturier   and   Claude   Giroux   out   of   nowhere.   Hagelin   made   a   mistake,   but   the   difference   is   that   Hagelin   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   a   star,   and   the   player   he   at-­ tacked  ended  up  hurt.  Things  like  that  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   affect  punishment.   Discipline   should   be   based   on   intent.   Players   like   Orpik   and   Weber   have   histo-­ ries   of   acting   like   neanderthals.   However,   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   both   stars,   and   Neal   has   made   a   name   for   himself   this   season.   They   get   to   stay  around  because  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  such  important   keys,   not   only   in   their   respective   markets,   but  in  the  NHL  as  a  whole.   I   understand   the   importance   of   star   players   and   making   smaller   markets   grow,   especially  Nashville.  However,  safety  needs   to   be   taken   more   seriously   and   it   certainly   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  as  biased  as  it  is  now.  It  has  to  start   getting  consistent,  or  else  the  fans  who  have   been   there   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   stick   around   much   lon-­ ger.        

Where  The  Rivals  Once  Were   andrew.wyrich63@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

With  the   Mets   heading   to   Philly   last  weekend,  I  could  not  help  but  miss   the   once-­great   rivalry   the   two   teams   had.   Gone   are   the   days   of   the   smack   talk   between   Jimmy   Rollins   and   Car-­ los  Beltran,  gone  are  the  days  of  crucial   series  in  September  and  certainly  gone   are   the   days   of   Pat   Burrell   unleashing   terror  upon  the  Mets  every  season.   It  makes  sense  really;Íž  the  Mets  and   Phillies   were   at   each   otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   throats   LQ  ZKHQ WKH 3KLOOLHV WRRN ÂżUVW place   by   one   game   and   in   2008,   the   Phillies  once  again  took  the  best  of  the   Amazinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.   Since   then,   the   Phillies   have   be-­ come   World   Champions   and   been   a   SOD\RII FRQWHQGHU IRU ÂżYH \HDUV ZKLOH the  Mets  have  gone  into  a  tailspin,  a  re-­ gime   change   and   complete   rebuilding   PRGH :LWKRXW WKDW FRPSHWLWLYH ÂżUH

how  can  a  rivalry  maintain  its  gusto? But   back   to   this   weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   series.   I  asked  myself  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  do  the  Mets  actually   have  a  rival  at  this  point? The   once-­hated   Braves   lost   the   hoist   of   biggest   rival   once   the   Phillies   usurped  them  as  the  dominant  force  of   the  division.  Since  their  fall  from  grace,   Braves   series   are   not   the   adrenaline   DQG EHHU  ÂżOOHG UDJHIHVWV WKDW RQFH shook  the  halls  of  Shea  Stadium.  Sure,   Chipper   Jones   is   still   around,   but   his   soon-­to-­be   hall   of   fame   career   is   end-­ ing  this  season,  so  the  venom  Mets  fans   once  had  now  calmed  to  something  of  a   somber  acknowledgement.   The   Nationals   and   Marlins   have   done   their   fair   share   of   damage   to   the   Mets  over  the  years,  but  nothing  close   to  a  rivalry-­like  status.  The  closest  thing   the  Nationals  and  Mets  had  to  an  ongo-­ ing   rivalry   was   when   Pedro   Martinez   plunked  Jose  Guillen  in  2006,  causing  

WKH1DWVRXWÂżHOGHUWRFKDUJHWKHPRXQG with  his  bat  and  benches  to  empty.   Perhaps  with  Jose  Reyes  now  don-­ ning  his  funky  new  uniform  in  Miami,   the  Mets  could  kindle  some  sort  of  sat-­ isfaction   from   winning   games   against   him   down   the   line.   But   for   now,   it   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   seem   too   heated   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   especially   with  the  revelation  that  the  Mets  will  be   honoring  him  with  a  video  tribute  when   the  Marlins  head  to  town.   The   basic   conclusion   is   that   the   Mets   have   not   played   meaningful   games   in   the   past   few   years,   and   be-­ cause   of   this,   they   do   not   have   a   cur-­ rent  heated  rivalry.  Without  high  stakes   games   putting   emotions   on   edge   and   excitement  to  build,  there  are  fewer  op-­ portunities  to  bring  about  the  buzz  that   surrounds  rivalries.   Perhaps   as   the   Mets   grow   and   go   through   their   transformation   into   a   younger  and  more  sustainable  club,  the  

Thursday,  April  19,  2012

rivalries  that  once  made  stadiums  shake   and  fans  roar  will  come  back.  Hopeful-­ ly   players   like   Matt   Harvey   and   Zach   Wheeler  will  thrust  themselves  into  the   thick  of  things  and  force  teams  to  take   the  Mets  more  seriously.   With   the   development   of   players   like  Lucas  Duda,  Jon  Niese  and  Ruben   Tejada  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  among  others  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the  Mets  are   gearing  themselves  up  for  better  years   in   the   future,   which   will   lead   to   more   wins  and  ultimately  to  bigger  and  better   rivaliries  that  will  excite  a  fan  base  that   LVLQGHVSHUDWHQHHGRIVRPHÂżUH Maybe   then   I   can   feel   that   same   burning  desire  to  watch  Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   team   be   devoured   by   smack   talk   and   passion.   Maybe   the   next   few   years   will   ignite   the   rabid   fan   inside   of   me   and   I   can   stop   writing   columns   that   ask  â&#x20AC;&#x153;what  if?â&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;next  year.â&#x20AC;?  We  can   only   hope,   the   fan   in   me   is   waiting   to   be  unleashed.  


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