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Serving the University of New Hampshire since 1911

Surveillance scarce at UNH New construction Facilities and Construction

aims to score high “green” ratings

Alexis Macarchuk STAFF WRITER

The morning of Annie Le’s disappearance, surveillance cameras recorded 24-year-old Yale graduate student entering a lab one mile from university’s main campus. She never came out. That surveillance tape helped lead investigators to search the lab where Le’s body was ultimately found. Prior to the September 9 incident at Yale, the UNH Police Department spoke with a consultant this summer to discuss the installation of surveillance cameras for security reasons on campus, specifically in and around parking lots. According to Deputy Police Chief Paul Dean, the university already has surveillance cameras monitoring dining facilities and federally funded labs, but is looking SURVEILLANCE continued on page 4

Community service fair shows non-profits thriving amid recession Ellen Stuart

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

More than 25 community service organizations were represented at the annual Community Service Fair, held Monday in the Strafford Room. Student organizations and local community service organizations attended, ranging from school programs to food pantries and animal shelters. All groups pointed to the recession as a motivator in helping the community. “There’s a catch-22 going on,” said Robin Albert of the Greater Seacoast United Way. “Non-profits are in crisis mode, and laying off employees because of the economy, but at the same time, the demand for their services is only increasing.” When 2009 UNH graduate Sarah Kaiser finished her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies, she decided not to go directly to graduate school and instead become a volunteer with Americorps Vista. “I wanted a year off before grad school,” said Kaiser. “This was a great opportunity to really get out in the real world, and it’s an easy job

ELLEN STUART/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVICE FAIR: (left to right) Waysmeet interns senior Sarah Andersen and sophomore Cathie Plante looked to show off their food donation program at the annual Community Service Fair.

to get.” Kaiser said the demand for Americorps volunteers has increased since the economic recession hit, because the volunteers are paid only enough to cover living expenses and are cheaper than full-time employees. This year Kaiser has been working at the Epping Recreation

after-school program for kids in elementary and middle school. “We do all kinds of things,” Kaiser said. “Sports, cooking, 4H— some of the summer recreation kids even had a rock band.” Kaiser also mentioned that demand for after school program volSERVICE continued on page 4

Dustin Luca STAFF WRITER

When DeMeritt Hall reopened last fall, students walked into a newly constructed building designed from the ground up to be energy efficient and eco-friendly. The effort to make the building “green” was best gauged through a rating established by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Now, the university is developing all ongoing and future development projects – including the current renovations of James Hall – through either the LEED rating system or the university’s equivalent set of standards. A number of things are considered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organization that administers LEED ratings. These things include sustainability, water efficiency, use of materials in the construction of the building and the indoor environmental quality, according to Brenda Whitmore, a project manager at UNH. “The UNH Standards have existed for more than 20 years and are constantly updated to capture energy efficiency measures, improve material resource selection and improve or enhance durability for facilities across the campus,” Whitmore said. While DeMeritt Hall is certainly not the first building on campus to be rebuilt with green in mind, the changes to the building in the name of energy conservation and environmental friendliness were everywhere. According to Doug Bencks, architect and director of Campus Planning at UNH, one of the most drastic energy-saving features in the building simply serves as a new, more practical way of moving air through the building, a system in the lecture halls that he referred to as “displacement ventilation.” “This type of system moves large quantities of air very slowly, with heated or cooled fresh air delivered at the floor and the stale air exhausted up high,” Bencks said. “It also provides for a better quality of air than a traditional ventilation system that mixes the air by pushing it faster into the room. Students are less likely to doze off and there are

fewer drafts.” DeMeritt was not officially given a LEED rating, though it would have received a high rating if it was rated by the USGBC. “Our design team calculated that it would likely have achieve LEED gold,” Bencks said, adding that the four level of ratings are certified silver, gold and platinum.

“The UNH Standards have existed for more than 20 years and are constantly updated to capture energy efficiency measures, improve material resource selection and improve or enhance durability for facilities across the campus.” Brenda Whitmore

COURTESY PHOTO Renovations on James Hall look to be completed by December 2009.

When asked what would have prevented DeMeritt from receiving a platinum rating, Bencks said the work to achieve the rating is very difficult to complete and seldom cost-effective. “LEED platinum is very hard to achieve, and I’ve heard of only one building in New Hampshire that has achieved it so far,” Bencks said. “Generally, it requires technologies that do not have good paybacks and do not have long life like photovoltaic solar panels or systems that LEED continued on page 5


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The New Hampshire

Contents Bindy’s Boutique

Observatory celebrates 400 years

9 A hidden treasure on UNH campus, Bindy’s Boutique offers a unique retail selections, catered to students and the surrounding community.

Swasey Pool finalizes renovations

11 The UNH observatory celebrates Galileo 400 years after he first started exploring the skies by holding lecture series and public sessions.

Men’s Soccer vs. Colgate

This week in Durham

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• Branded: The Impact of Hazing MUB Strafford Room 7 p.m. • Stick and Puck Whitt 6:15 p.m. • Energy Waste Watch Challenge kickoff party MUB Strafford room 12:30 p.m.

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• Men’s soccer vs. Harvard 4 p.m. • The Courage To Know MUB Strafford room 7 p.m.

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13 Swasey indoor pool reopened Wednesday, Sept 16 after it receieved new drain system, filters, tiling, spectator seat lighting, and a re-plastered pool floor.

University dialogue on health Going on it’s fifth year, UNH’s Dialogue, “Taking Care of Self and Community: A University Dialogue on Health” is a time when campus focused on health and wellness of students and staff. The week is complete with lectures, forums, movies, and interactive events, including Tai Chi on Thompson Hall Lawn.

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Corrections If you believe that we have made an error, or if you have questions about The New Hampshire’s journalistic standards and practices, you may contact Executive Editor Cameron Kittle by phone at 603-862-4076 or by email at tnh.editor@unh.edu.

The next issue of The New Hampshire will be on Friday, September 25, 2009

UNH men’s soccer won a 2-1 thriller against Colgate this past weekend, improving their record to 4-2. They play again Wednesday vs. Harvard

J.S. Harp Columnist In a bonus Forum page, an anonymous columnist takes a look at UNH police and sees if they should be arresting drunken students or simply holding them overnight. Revealing past occurances, he argues about the value of picking ones battles when it comes to college students and campuses.

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• Women’s soccer vs. Holy Cross 7 p.m. • Stacey’s Buffet Cole Hall 12 p.m. • Open skate Whitt 10:30 a.m.

25 • 2009 UNH family weekend 8 a.m. • An Evening of James Taylor with Musician Dave Binder MUB Strafford room 9 p.m.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pictures of the Week

KEELEY SMITH

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BRANDON LAWRENCE Left: Bindy of Bindy’s Boutique started her store in downtown Durham last year. Right: An A Cappella group serenades a girl on stage at the third annual A Cappella Fest.

ELLEN STUART Top: At UNH’s Community Service Fair, groups made posters to broadcast their messages. Bottom: At UNH’s open skate last night, a figure skater glides across the ice with grace.

Look for the solution to this puzzle in the next issue of TNH.

Answers from last issue

SAMANTHA FREESE


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SURVEILLANCE: SERVICE: Volunteer opportunities plentiful during tough economic times Video cameras limited to dining halls, labs Continued from page 1

unteers has increased dramatically. “Parents are working longer hours and looking for somewhere for their kids to go after school,” said Kaiser. “We have many parents on a waiting list now, but we just don’t have the funding to take everyone. It’s a time and space issue.” The Cornucopia Food Pantry at the Waysmeet Center is also feeling the effects of the recession. “There’s no question that there’s been an increase in demand,” said Reverend Larry Brickner-Wood, the executive director of the United Campus Ministry. “We’re having a hard time keeping food on the shelves.” Sophomore Cathie Plante, 19, an intern at the Waysmeet Center and a coordinator of the Cornucopia Food Pantry, said that the number of people who have simply become unable to feed themselves has noticeably increased. “People are having trouble finding jobs,” said Plante. “Typical middle class people who didn’t used to need a food pantry now can’t afford food and are coming to us.” Plante also said that the food pantry is available to anyone who needs it. “We don’t ration the food, we don’t take names,” she said. “It’s here for anyone who needs it, no questions asked.” Reverend Brickner-Wood said that anyone looking to help out could bring donations to the food pantry,

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ELLEN STUART/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Over twenty-five different service organizations and programs were on display in the MUB Strafford Room yesterday.

located in the basement of the Waysmeet Center, at anytime. He emphasized that non-food items like soap, shampoo and toothpaste are always especially in demand. Additional volunteer and community service opportunities, and non-profit internships, can be found on the Web site of the Greater Seacoast United Way. The site has a search engine for volunteer opportunities and internships at 250 local non-profits. “We have internships and volunteer opportunities for students of all majors and skills,” Albert said. “Not just health and human services. There are opportunities that are environmental, or in arts and culture, or helping low-income families prepare their tax returns. We can use whatever skills a volunteer is bringing.”

Marianne Fortescue, the UNH Coordinator of Community Service and Learning also encouraged students to come by her office, located in the basement of Hitchcock Hall. “We love talking to individuals and groups,” she said. “We serve in an advisory capacity and can help students find volunteer opportunities, whether it’s one time or for long term.” Students can also subscribe to the office’s electronic bulletin board to receive emails about various volunteer opportunities, both locally and here at UNH. “The students we work with are really interested in giving to the community,” said Fortescue. “But when you give to the community, you find that the community gives to you, too.”

to expand coverage. “I think it would be a great idea,” Dean said. “We are currently awaiting a report, but it all comes down to funding.” With the aid of video analytics software, response times would be quicker, crimes would be caught on camera, and police would be able to respond to crimes in a more efficient way, Dean said. Surveillance cameras would have aided in the investigation of eight stolen cars last year. “If we had cameras in parking lots we could have had better leads,” Dean said. According to Dean, UNH has fallen victim to theft rings in the past, and surveillance technology would act as a deterrent to potential thieves. “Our campus is an open campus — there are no gates,” he said. Dean said surveillance cameras would be used mostly to deal with property crime and student safety and not “social type crimes.” “The goal wouldn’t be to monitor student activity for intoxication — that’s not what it’s intended for and not what it would be used for,” Dean said. Jon Plodzik, the director of UNH Dining, said that surveillance cameras are currently monitoring access points, cash registers, loading dock entrances, cubbies and lockers located in and around dining facilities. These cameras are primarily used by UNH police to aid in the recovery of stolen items, including backpacks, and UNH dining merchandise. They’re also used to aid in the investigations of vehicle theft. According to Dean, information retrieved from the film is shared with RAs and Hall Directors who help identify suspects. Mill Road Plaza Property Manager Dan Sheehan said surveillance technology has been in use for five years at Mill Road Plaza. Sheehan said there are currently 14 cameras strategically

located around the parking lot and outside businesses. According to Sheehan, surveillance cameras recorded footage used in the investigation of a break in at The Bagelry. Sheehan said that in addition to recording theft, the cameras are used as protection to avoid potential suing. Cameras are also helpful during winter because Sheehan can monitor the activity of snow plows. “I don’t see any disadvantages of surveillance cameras,” Sheehan said. “Parking lots and

“The goal wouldn’t be to monitor student activity for intoxication — that’s not what it’s intended for and not what it would be used for.” DPD Chief Paul Dean businesses need to be protected if something happens.” Dean said that UNH police are not looking to expand surveillance coverage to all academic buildings at this time. “The goal is to have a level of safety and protect people’s civil liberties,” he said. “We would want community shareholders to comment before doing that.” Dean said he is currently unsure how much surveillance camera installation and use would cost the university. “Video analytics allows us to be out doing our job,” Dean said. “The cameras do the job for us. There’s no way we could hire that many officers.” Follow Alexis Macarchuk on Twitter at Twitter.com/TNHpolicefire

Guns replace yoga at NH peace day protest ASSOCIATED PRESS

RAYMOND, N.H. - It may take more than a few deep breaths to bring peace back to Raymond, N.H. About 40 protesters, including some carrying guns, showed up at the town common on Sunday after the town refused to allow Molly Schlangen to hold a “yoga for peace” gathering in honor of the International Day of Peace. Selectmen, who said they rejected Schlan-

gen’s request because they didn’t have enough information about her plans, were expected to discuss the outcry at a meeting Monday night. Schlangen, who held the event at her studio instead, says she considers it a blessing that the controversy generated more awareness of the day of peace. The guns belonged to members of the Free State Project, who were promoting both the Second and First Amendments.


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Waiting a bit longer LEED: James Hall aims for certification Ghana study program slated for 2010-2011 Samantha Pearson CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Students who ventured into the Strafford Room on Thursday were greeted by a room buzzing with discussion between students, faculty and staff. The UNH undergraduates were experiencing the Study Abroad Fair, hosted by the College of Liberal Arts. The countries represented included Mexico, Spain, Italy, Hungary, France, England and New Zealand. Yet, the information about UNH’s Ghana program was noticeably absent. UNH was recently granted $75,000 to develop a study abroad program in Ghana. This program is the first UNH-approved study abroad program on the African continent. Beth Rascoe Kilinc, administrative director for study abroad with the Center for International Education, said the program is still being developed. Currently the CIE is looking at developing a cultural arts program as the pilot program in Ghana. Kilinc said that UNH is hoping to launch the program for summer 2010 or January 2011. “Right now the goal is to get a good relationship with our faculty and the universities in Ghana,” Kilinc said.

“Right now the goal is to get a good relationship with our faculty and the universities in Ghana.” Rascoe Kilinc David Kaye, director of Acting and Directing with the Theatre and Dance department and coordinator for the London Experience, is currently in Ghana helping to establish this relationship. Kilinc said that it is important that UNH finds a proper fit in Ghana before moving on to establish a permanent study abroad program in the country. If the pilot program goes well, the CIE hopes to establish other African study abroad opportunities as well.

Students looking to take part in the Ghana program are expected to spend as much as any other study abroad program. Kilinc explained that the program is approved by UNH, so students will have to pay UNH tuition and travel fees, just like the other programs that are offered each year. Among the current study abroad opportunities is the Eco-

JESSY DICK/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER UNH College of Liberal Arts had a variety of booths set up at their annual Study Abroad Fair where a sleu of international programs were on display.

Gastronomy program in Bra, Italy. Colleen Schriefer, program assistant for the dual major in EcoGastronomy, said the program offers students the chance to learn about food in a slow food community. “It’s a counterculture to fast pace, fast food, fast life,” she said. The Bra program offers students cultural depth as they explore where food comes from, how it is prepared, and even how to prepare it themselves. The UNH website for EcoGastronomy states that students who declare the dual major are required to spend a semester in Italy, though Schriefer assures that all majors are welcome to apply to the program. Offering some of her own experience and helping inform students about the range of programs currently available to them was international student Laura Shergold. A current student at Lancaster University in England, Shergold is an English Language major who is studying at UNH for a full year. In selecting where she wanted to study abroad, Shergold was given a choice of five universities and asked to pick her top three. Among them was UNH. She has been at the university for approximately three weeks now and says that the campus is even better than expected.

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would not be readily accepted on campus, like composting toilets.” While DeMeritt Hall did not officially receive a LEED rating, ongoing construction on another hall will. James Hall, home of the Earth Sciences department, was recently selected for an internal makeover. As the university’s Campus Planning department started working on what would be changed about the building, the ability to make it a green building became a priority in the planning, according to Bencks. “We set our goal for James as LEED Silver, and we are registered for silver,” Bencks said. “We’ll strive for as many points as we can get. Our current tally shows that we could go as high as gold, but we can’t be sure until all of the final testing and the documentation is completed.” Some of the examples of sustainability and energy efficiency in the upcoming James Hall include a number of energy conservation methods never before seen at UNH. These methods include water collection systems on the roof that re-use the water in all toilets throughout the building, among several other things, according to Whitmore. “This is a first on the UNH campus,” said Whitmore. “We are also using chilled beams to cool the building, which requires a lot less energy than conventional air conditioning units… This is another first.” Following James Hall, the next two projects for Campus Development will be the construction of a new business school for the Whittemore School of Business and inter-

COURTESY PHOTO This flow chart diagrams the process managers must follow in order to be LEED certified by the United States Green Building Council.

nal renovations of Parsons Hall. According to Bencks, the two projects won’t be rated by the USGBC, but a similar rating process will be used by the university to determine what grade the project would receive if rated. While the funding used to receiving a LEED rating could better go towards the respective projects, the method in which Parsons Hall will be renovated – in five separate phases, all internally – make for a difficult-to-obtain rating. “While we are doing a full array of energy efficiency components and systems, the project doesn’t include much work on the interior envelope, as the focus of this project was to upgrade the labs and their mechanical systems,” said Bencks. “We know that we are doing very sustainably-designed buildings,

and we don’t feel the need to have a LEED plaque for every project to prove it.” James Hall, aiming for a LEED silver rating, is expected to be completed by the end of this semester, according to UNH’s Energy and Campus Development website. The new business school is currently being designed and is aiming to receive a gold rating and, provided the university receives the necessary funding for the building, construction is expected to begin in June of 2011, according to Bencks. Plans to renovate Parsons Hall are still being developed, according to UNH’s Energy and Campus Development website. Follow Dustin Luca on Twitter at Twitter.com/TNHconstruction


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Let Yale be a lesson, UNH: Put cameras on campus In today’s issue, our lead story takes a detailed look into surveillance cameras at UNH. Turns out, the only ones to be found are in the dining facilities and federally funded labs. That has to change. Security cameras should be outside academic buildings, scattered outside dormitories and parking lots, and in other highly populated areas, like the MUB and the Whittemore Center. The horrific incident at Yale where a doctoral student, Annie Le, was murdered and stuffed into a closet was discovered after camera footage showed Le entering the building but never leaving. Without those cameras, it’s not irrational to think her body could have stayed hidden for another few days and the man who was arrested and charged with the murder, Raymond Clark III, may have been able to escape in that time.

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There’s no way to know how valuable those security tapes were in discovering and solving the bonechilling case, but they certainly sped up the process. We know the usual outcries against the addition of cameras: violation of privacy, expensive cost and the idea of “too much security.” But in our book, those rank far below personal safety and improved crime prevention on campus. We’re not saying there should be a huge control room with paid staff members to play campus watchdog, but cameras should be there to aid the police in an investigation or an emergency situation, like the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech University in 2007. Some cameras are as cheap as $100 each, virtually nothing considering the university’s million-dollar

pockets. Imagine spending a few thousand dollars for 20 to 30 cameras that could be placed in the busiest spots on campus. They don’t need to be everywhere, but even a few wellplaced cameras could make a significant difference in an emergency. And we’re not exempt from crime just because we’re in a rural town like Durham; there were multiple car thefts from UNH parking lots reported two years ago and a Yale or Virginia Tech situation can happen anywhere. Wherever you stand on the issue, there’s no denying that security cameras can be incredibly useful tools in mitigating crime. Even the mere presence of cameras on campus could deter students from vandalism or theft. It’s time UNH steps in line and finds a place for them in the annual budget.

„ Letter to the Editor Time for action in Uganda

Jenia Badamshira

Christine Hawkins Brandon Lawrence

The New Hampshire

There are two million displaced people in northern Uganda; that’s the entire population of NH - plus half a million more. In a nation where 50 percent of the population are below 14 years old, experts say 30,000 Ugandan kids and teens have been abducted by the rebel army (the LRA) and forced to become child soldiers. I was born in 1983; during my lifetime, this conflict has already killed over 12,000 children. We need to do something about it.

TNHONLINE Whose side are you on in the Taylor Swift-Kanye West debacle?

I was in Iraq and Afghanistan this past year, and now I’m a firm believer that person-to-person contact at a micro-level brings hope and real change in the lives of people traumatized by war. Did you know Durham has a nonprofit already doing that? ChildVoice International is a non-government organization (NGO) that has a boarding school in Uganda where girls and their children can receive education, life skills, job skills, and counseling for the trauma they’ve experienced. When I found out what ChildVoice is doing in Uganda, I decided

to get involved. Check out www. childvoiceintl.com or stop by our headquarters on campus if you want to learn more. We’re in a white building called the Lighthouse, at 10 Mill Road near C-lot. And keep on the lookout for events we’ll be doing on campus to raise awareness. It’s not enough to be shocked or angry when we see atrocities on the news - we need to take action. Emily Cole Graduate Student, 2010 Political Science

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Like a Pro: Craziest College Courses Last week, while I was demolishing my roommate in the video game NHL ‘09, he happened to mention the class at UNH known as “Coolest Game? Hockey and History.” He must have felt the need to distract me of my verbal abuse directed at his inability to press buttons. That night I grabbed my UNH course catalog to see what other amusing courses our university has to offer. The best one I found was a 400-level Social Work class called “You’ve Got Your Troubles, I’ve Got Mine.” I think they could simplify the title to something like “The Hills.” With the help of Google, I decided to do some research to find the weirdest college courses from around the country. I present to you the New Hampshirite’s top 10 strangest college courses in America: 10) Tie: “The Science of Superheroes” from the University of California at Irvine and “The Science of Harry Potter” from Frostburg University. The reason I decided to combine these two courses is that they are both physics classes that examine similar topics such as the physics of human flight and magic. I have one question, who wins in a fight, Harry Potter or Superman? 9) “The Art of Walking” from Center College located in Danville, Kentucky. This class is about how walking has become a lost mode of transportation in a world full of cars and other means of transportation. This class would have ranked higher, but it is only offered to students who stay over winter break. 8) Tie: “How Does the Song Go? The Grateful Dead as a Window into American Culture” straight from our friends at UMass and “Red Sox Nation: Baseball and American Culture” from Bates College in Maine. I grouped these

two classes together because they both use awesome things, The Red Sox and The Grateful Dead, to examine American culture in ways only thought before by hippies and Bostonians. If only these courses could be combined and taught by Dennis Eckersley, or even better former Red Sox pitcher and hippie Bill “The Spaceman” Lee. 7) “Cyberfeminism” from Colgate University in New York. This class discuses feminism and how it has related to the emergence of new technologies over the past 25 years. If I understand that correctly, I guess it means that women gaining the right to vote correlates with Steve Jobs attempting to take over the world. 6) “Mail-Order Brides: Understanding the Philippines in Southeast Asian Context” from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. As we all know, the only way to understand Philippine culture is to study mail-order brides. 5) “The Strategy of Star Craft” from University of California at Berkeley. This class is designed around the strategy of the video game Star Craft and how it relates to actual warfare strategies. I feel as though Call of Duty may have been more appropriate. 4) “Learning from YouTube,” from Pitzer College in California, is designed to allow students to learn what society is reflecting in YouTube and the media’s role in society. I think I get it: Charlie the Unicorn represents President Obama, and Candy Mountain is health care. 3) “Maple Syrup” from Alfred College in New York. In this class you learn everything about maple syrup, including how to make it. I feel like this is something you can learn in five minutes on Wikipedia. 2) “Sex, Rugs, Salt & Coal” from Cornell University in New

York. According to Cornell’s website this class is said to approach and answer questions such as: Is prostitution really “the oldest profession?” Why are “oriental” rugs collector’s items? How did we come to keep saltshakers on our dinner tables? When did coal start replacing wood as a fuel source? I have a simpler, and cheaper way to answer these questions: Google. 1) “Zombies in Popular Media” from Columbia College in Chicago. This course explores the history, significance, and representation of the zombie as a figure in horror and fantasy texts. Unless “Dawn of the Dead” comes true, I do not understand how this can relate to any type of real issue. I know most of these classes are taken just to fill up a schedule, but imagine the following situation: “Dude, I can’t go to that party tonight. I have so much homework. I got to watch five YouTube videos, read three zombie comic books, beat level three of Star Craft, listen to the Grateful Dead for an hour, and watch the Sox game.” Okay, that sounded a lot like my Saturday night. I feel as though if I took any of these classes my parents would start up the old “we’re not paying for your college education so you can learn about zombies” speech. I hate that one. Stay classy, not UMassy. The New Hampshirite „„„ The New Hampshirite is a mysterious UNH student who entertains much of the campus with his politically incorrect and realistic accounts of student life in Durham. You can find his blog at http://unhblog.blogspot.com.

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to have her own talk show.

18% chance that the animated film

.01% chance the Yankees lose the rest

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” which opened as the #1 movie of the weekend, was really worth the price of admission.

of their games and everyone else in the division wins and the Yankees miss the playoffs. We’re still holding out hope.

Thumbs down to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

59% chance that Lane Kiffin and Ur-

Thumbs up to the bonus Forum page on page 15 thanks to extra content from columnists!

98%

chance that Jay-Z’s new song, “Empire State of Mind” will be among the most played at UNH parties this year.

ban Meyer get in a fist fight by the end of the college football season.

Look for a bonus edition of Forum on page 15, featuring another column and three selected online comments from last week’s issue!

Thumbs up to hockey preseason.

Thumbs down to typing up the police log. We know you love it, but it takes forever.

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The New Hampshire

Technology

UNH athletics stresses “unplugged” policy Kerry Feltner STAFF WRITER

Senior women’s lacrosse captain Kellen Millard knows how technology can impact the team, whether it’s game day or another day of practice. “Our team is definitely addicted to technology,” Millard said. “Besides the fact that we are all attached to our cell phones and black berries, everybody has an iPod or iTouch. In our locker room we also have a Bose docking station that we listen to our iPods before games.” Recently, UNH athletics has become wary of technology, with many coaches instituting new “unplugged” policies. Such policies force their athletes to turn off all technology such as cell phones, iPods, iTouches and laptops once they step into the Field House. The women’s volleyball team does not use electronics when on the road, in the locker room or during practice. Head Coach Jill Hirschinger said she believed that focus should be maintained

throughout a practice. She said that with technology such as cell phones and iPods, athletes become distracted. “We have gone ‘unplugged’ this year,” Hirschinger said. “I suggested the cell phones be turned off on bus trips and the team added iPods. To be a team you really need to know your teammates on a personal level. When you are ‘plugged in,’ this does not happen.” According to Hirshinger, even music is a distraction, since music cannot be played at games. “It would be difficult to communicate with distractions in the gym,” Hirschinger said. “We do not play matches with music so why practice with it? I do not feel it adds any motivation.” The football team uses technology sparingly as well. “No electronic devices are allowed to be on during meetings, dinners and team get-togethers,” said Head Coach Sean McDonnell. “Our sport needs constant verbal communication in all drills, so we refrain from using technol-

ogy at practice.” However, McDonnell does believe technology can be helpful to his team at times,

“To be a team you really need to know your teammates on a personal level. When you are ‘plugged in,’ this does not happen.” Jill Hirschinger and therefore does not have his team go completely “unplugged” while they’re together. “We encourage these guys to stick together and communicate... the bus and plane rides are also their time so I allow iPods,” said McDonell. “I really like it when they all watch a video and talk to each other about it afterwards. It builds team chemistry.”

As for the men’s hockey, technology is a vital part of the team. Video technology is crucial to scouting and sizing up opponents. “There is no question about it: technology such as videos and other multimedia have helped our program,” said Head Coach Dick Umile. “There has also been a drastic increase in the use of technology in our program in the past ten years.” The team uses video to break down certain techniques and help players improve on the ice. Referees also use play back video to make correct calls during games. For the women’s lacrosse team, technology such as cell phones, iPods, and other multimedia has expanded Head Coach Michael Daly’s ability to coach effectively from multiple angles. “I am an avid user of technology and I believe that it is a great advantage when used properly in athletics” Daly said. “It has allowed me to better communicate to my athletes and to focus on the fundamentals of lacrosse in great-

er detail.” The women’s lacrosse team uses YouTube videos, Facebook, video analysis in the weight room, and iPods during competitive runs. However, iPods are not used when the girls go on team runs. “One advantage of coaching technologically adept athletes is their ability to multitask,” said Daly. “That translates on the field when they have a lot of things to think about. However, this also can be a hindrance when doing drills specifically to focus on one thing.” Millard said she believes their team uses technology effectively. Since the start of her freshman season, Millard said she saw a significant increase of technology incorporated into her sport. She said she like to use technology to specifically reach out and support her teammates. “As captain I absolutely use technology to bring our team together,” said Millard. Follow Kerry Feltner on Twitter at twitter.com/kerr14felt

UNH students learn the ropes at the Casino Ballroom Kurt Zielinski

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

For three UNH students, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom’s first internship program was something to take advantage of. Jared Dobson, Jeff Estabrook and Joe Nicolosi were among the select few chosen for the internship. N.H. native and UMass Lowell graduate Matthew Jensen joined them. The internship consisted of a 15 week program that ran from March to June. As interns, they learned about music production, marketing, security, bartending and box office sales. Operations Manager Adam Lacasse, who has worked at the Ballroom for nine years, started the program. When Lacasse started as operations manager last January he knew immediately that he wanted to do something big. An internship was just what he was looking for. “I’ve always wanted to teach” Lacasse said. “I wanted to teach young people from all walks of life.” Lacasse, who is a graduate of UNH and currently working on his master’s degree there as well, saw the internship as a necessity for those trying to enter the music business. “In order to be successful in this business you have to either specialize or know everything,” Lacasse said. With this in mind he made the internship open, letting the interns choose what they wanted to do. Jared Dobson, who has worked in the production field as the current

president of SCOPE, wanted to try something different. He chose to work with concessions and the bar. “As president of SCOPE I’ve worked with the production aspect, but I hadn’t done much with food or drinks because SCOPE doesn’t deal with that,” Dobson said. It was a way to round out his venue knowledge, since he hopes to someday go into venue management. Jeff Estabrook, who has also worked with SCOPE as a volunteer, found that his favorite place was working with the production team. Sophomore Joe Nicolosi, the only non-senior of the group, found his place in marketing and working with the lighting crew. But Nicolosi also had the special job of being “The Runner” for all the bands. “The Runner” has the privilege of picking up people from the airport, doing all the shopping and getting the band’s dressing room supplies. Though in some ways menial, this job definitely had its perks. “I got to drive some of the bands and their agents to and from the airport,” Nicolosi said. “The bus drivers were the best though – always had the best stories.” One time when dropping off some supplies to Susan Tedeschi’s bus, he stopped to ask a lady for directions. It turned out to be Susan Tedeschi. “I was a little embarrassed,” Nicolosi said. But making connections are a big part of the business, Estabrook said. “It’s nice to have the connections,” Estabrook said. “It’s hard to get in [the music business] without

Jared Dobson, top, Jeff Estabrook, middle, and Joe Nicolosi, bottom, are a few of the students selected to work in the the program.

good recommendations.” The interns said they and the people at the Casino Ballroom benefitted more than they had hoped. “We made a big change here,” said Matthew Jensen, the only nonUNH intern. “We raised the standard.” Next year will be the second year of the program 50 expected applicants.

KURT ZIELINSKI

At the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, pictured top right, students had the oppertunity to get hands on experience in live music production thanks to the founder of the internship program Adam Lacasse, above.


The New Hampshire

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Corporate THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Student Endeavors Personal Finance

Market Trends The University Budget

Hiding in the alleyway:

Bindy’s Boutique attracts buyers on a budget

Keeley Smith CONTENT EDITOR

On the outside, the pale blue building may not look like much. It sits in the alleyway between Dhop and Store 24, hidden from the hubbub of Main Street. But on the inside, Bindy’s boutique is bursting with an eclectic mix of consignment goods: anything from shoes and tops, to scarves and sunglasses. Mirrors line the blue and yellow walls, with “gently used” clothing hanging orderly from a diverse array of racks. “It’s such a unique store,” said UNH senior Taryn Lafountain, who noticed the boutique after leaving Store 24 one day. “There’s tons of stuff to look at. It’s different from anything else.” “Different” is exactly what Bindy Curtis had in mind when she started her business a year ago. A resident of Durham for

14 years, she knew the town was lacking in the retail department. “Beyond college living essentials, like pizza and beer, there wasn’t much,” Curtis said. “I wanted to open a place that offered variety.” And with last year’s closure of Common Threads, a consignment store that exclusively targeted a college student base, Bindy’s is officially the only store of its kind remaining in Durham. Since she opened the boutique, Curtis has accepted all clothing, a major contrast between Bindy’s and the now-defunct Common Threads. Her store caters to people of all ages. Curtis prices the items deemed appropriate to sell and gives them 90 days. People who are selling their clothing can either stop by or call every month to see if their donations sold, and are paid in cash for BOUTIQUE continued on page 10

KEELEY SMITH/CONTENT EDITOR Owner Bindy Curtis has been a Durham resident for over 15 years and was an accountant for UNH before recently opening her boutique last year and hasn’t looked back.

New business school location Nate Batchelder MANAGING EDITOR

The location for the new Whittemore School of Business and Economics was made official Monday. Doug Bencks, lead architect and director of campus planning unveiled plans for the new building to sit across the street from Stoke Hall. “[The new school] will sit where Grant House, Verrette House, Hersey House, and Schofield House are now.” The site work pits the new school, to be named the Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics in Area 1. While no date has been set for the start of construction demolition of the four buildings in that spot has been in the works for some time. “The four buildings that will be displaced by this project were all identified for demolition in the 2004 Campus Master Plan because

FUTURE LOCATION OF WSBE

NATE BATCHELDER/MANAGING EDITOR The Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics will be located across from Stoke Hall

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of their age, the difficulties using and maintaining them as campus offices.”

As the official student newspaper of UNH The New Hampshire is continually looking for innovative ways to expand coverage. In that effort TNH staff has created our first ever business section. The section will run in every Tuesday issue covering topics from UNH student business endevors, technological advances and administrative budgeting. Any student interested in writing columns, stories, or contributing ideas is encouraged to contact Managing Editor Nate Batchelder at tnh.me@unh.edu

There’s something you can do.

Visit your campus health center.


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The New Hampshire

BOUTIQUE: Consignment goods make The Bottom Line Bindy’s a staple for Durham residents, students Financial Aid will provide future growth Continued from page 9

the full value of the sale. All items left unpurchased are donated to charities, such as Goodwill. “I like donating to charity,” said Curtis, who also promotes local artists through her stock of cards, handmade scarves and jewelry. “When I go to the girl’s home in Dover, I feel like Santa Claus. They love it.” As for Bindy’s location, Curtis said timing might have made up for lack of Main Street visibility. “People are more willing to buy ‘gently used clothes,’” she said, referring to the lingering economic recession. “Some students are having to work; their spending habits are different. It’s a college town – more people are opting to come here.” “It gives us an opportunity to sell stuff for cash,” said Helena Diodati, a senior and Bindy’s Boutique customer. She said the store’s location was perfect for a spontaneous purchase of $3 sunglasses on a sunny day in Durham. “You put out what you want to sell – it’s like recycling clothes,” said Diodati. For her part, Curtis, a mother of two daughters, ages 20 and 17, is enjoying a change in profession. She was an accountant at UNH for most of her years in Durham, spending most of her time “in the corner at a computer,” according to Curtis. She said her job suited her well because of a childhood bout with Measles had left her deaf for most of her life. A cochlear transplant two years ago changed all that. After gaining the ability to hear her children for the first time

KEELEY SMITH/CONTENT EDITOR Bindy’s Boutique located inbetween DHOP and Store 24 offers a wide variety of eccentric consignment goods and clothing.

and connect with people in new ways, Curtis decided to try something new. “I was good at what I did, but I wanted to find a job where I could interact with people,” she said. “I decided I’d give this a try, and I’m so happy.” Curtis just came back from promoting her store at the Great Bay Music Fest, where she said donated tie-dye items were all the rage. She plans on advertising in the table tents at the UNH dining

halls, and stocking up on Halloween decorations and costumes. “That was something I learned last year – I wasn’t prepared for Halloween and everybody looking for costumes,” said Curtis. Lafountain said it’s good to know Bindy’s is around to stay. “It’s hard to find, but if you really look, it’s a great place to find cheap clothes,” said Lafountain. “And they have nice jewelry.”

The New Hampshire ran a poll last spring about the top incentives for students who decide to enroll at the University of New Hampshire, and far and away the majority of those were financially motivated. While it is no secret that public institutions are cheaper, the benefits in the long run can be equal to those at more costly private schools. With all of the rapid expansion and renovations seen around campus, between the finishing touches being put on James Hall to the initial stages of the Parsons Hall project, finances are tight and the annual budget is dauntingly tighter at the university. And while annual reports show that 84 percent of UNH undergraduates receive some form of aid package, the majority of students end up with loans that have to be paid back after graduation. It’s difficult to assert that the current system is working to its fullest potential when the average student is graduating with over $27,000 in debt. In light of President Obama’s speech yesterday at Hudson Valley Community College, the president seeks to provide students more financial aid for secondary education by removing subsidies to large banks in the lending process. While the president’s plan seems like common sense, he is expected to receive widespread opposition from lobbyists in Washington. Between the long list of fees that are tacked onto everyone’s bill at the start of every semester, including book prices and the cost of living on campus, bailed out banks should be the last people getting paid at a student’s expense. Personally, mounting such tremendous debt never seemed like such a vital long-term investment. According to CollegeBoard. com, people with a bachelor’s

degree earn over 60 percent more than those with only a high-school diploma. What’s more, over a lifetime, the gap in earning potential between a high-school diploma and a bachelor’s is more than $800,000. Talk about retained earnings. I wholeheartedly agree that universities have the right to claim profits; it is a business, after all, and UNH is in the business of education. A business that has become increasingly more competitive with cheaper alternatives via online classes and community colleges reporting large swells in enrollment. Yet for anyone who has the privilege to truly live out the college experience on any campus, they can tell you it is the daily regiment and self-discipline that is forever embedded in students after graduation. Of course, I’m not referring to the 2 a.m. DHOP runs or the Friday night parties that punctuated most of my freshman year, but all of that plays into how most students seem to evolve while they’re enrolled here; or how freshmen seem so easy to pick out walking down Frat Row on the weekends. It’s the culture and the real-world experience that comes from living here that make Durham such an enjoyable place. It is why college is the best investment anyone can make; it is why parents encourage their kids to study in high school, and why President Obama has enacted his most recent bill through Congress – as a long-term investment in the future growth of the United States. And it is crucial that students make the most of their time here, with the hope that Congress understands the value of the undergraduate experience.

to make billions more in the coming fiscal year, according to an upcoming episode of PBS’s “Frontline.” When in Durham take advantage of the alternatives the university provides. Your ID card is the best way to use plastic and avoid overdraft fees. Cats Cache and Dining Dollars only let you spend the money you have, and there’s the added bonus of a 10 percent discount at the register when using Dining Dollars. There are other solutions as well. To help members avoid overdraft fees, banks offer members the ability to pair savings and checking accounts (provided they are both with the same bank). That way any overages made with a debit card are simply withdrawn from the savings account instead of bringing on an overdraft fee.

However, it has become apparent that many debit card holders would prefer not to be provided the overdraft protection service. For those consumers there may soon be relief. After several failed attempts in Congress to introduce a bill, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn) announced Thursday, Sept. 18 that he was working on a bill “to protect consumers from [overdraft] fees.” In the current financial crisis, banks are generating profits through overdrafts, to the point that a severe decrease in overdraft profits would further weaken the fragile financial system. It has become clear that overdrafting is a practice that needs oversight. The question the government must answer is how to balance fairness to consumers with the maintaining a stable banking system.

Nate Batchelder, Managing Editor

From debit to debt: Tips for ways students can avoid overdraft fees Brian O’Connor

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

According to a Sept. 8 edition of The New York Times, American banks profited 27 billion dollars in overdraft fees from debit cards. Comparatively, banks collected 20.5 billion dollars on credit card penalties. College is often the first time students take control of their personal finances. Managing a budget and taking on significant debt (e.g. college loans) are a fact of life for many young adults. One of the most popular methods college students use to live within their means is the debit card. Buying with debit works off the principle of spending only the money you have, so once out of funds one literally can’t spend any more, thus avoiding debt. The problem today is that when you hit zero in your account, many banks will give you credit. As

thoughtful as that may sound, there is a catch. Even the most careful spenders can find themselves in a pinch. Credit cards are often viewed as a dangerous way of descending into debt just as they very well may be, but recent statistics from the F.D.I.C. cast a new light on the slippery slope between debit (the money you have) and debt (the money you owe). If you over spend on a debit card, nearly every major bank offers overdraft protection. Overdraft protection will keep you from being turned away at the checkout counter, but it wont protect you from the fees that are incurred when you spend more money than you have in your debit account. For each transaction made that draws on a negative balance, a $10$38 charge is added, depending on the bank. You won’t be warned at the register, so for every swipe of

the card after you hit zero in your balance, the fees keep piling up. Many major banks also take another step to maximize profit. When a day’s spending is added up, they don’t deduct money from your account in the order it was spent. Rather, they order the transactions from largest to smallest. When deductions are made from high value to low, the account is depleted faster, and the bank can charge an additional overdraft fee for each of the smaller negative transactions. Banks claim this is to protect customers and help make sure their largest bills get paid first. However, in reality the purpose is to generate as much income as possible for the bank. With an overdraft protection in place, bills are paid regardless of what order the bank processes transactions. American banks profited an estimated 27 billion dollars from overdraft fees this year, and are poised

Banks have a right to charge for a service provided to their customers.


The New Hampshire

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Science and Sustainability

UNH observatory celebrates year of astronomy Thomas Gounley STAFF WRITER

In 1609, Galileo pointed his telescope to the sky to observe the heavens for the first time. This year, 400 years later, during what the United Nations has designated the International Year of Astronomy (IYA), the tradition continues in Durham at the little-known UNH Observatory. Fittingly, the observatory is holding its own special events in recognition of the anniversary. The observatory, a component of the UNH physics department, is hosting a monthly lecture series in addition to their regular bi-weekly public sessions. Additionally, with a new advertising campaign for the latter, they hope to contribute to the IYA’s goal of getting 10,000,000 people to look through telescopes for the first time. The lecture series began in the spring, where it averaged approximately 40 people at each session in March, April and May, and is restarting again with the new academic year. The initial lecture was there this past Saturday, and the next will be Saturday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. in DeMeritt Hall room 112, when observatory manager Rich Woolf and UNH physics instructor John Giaforte will present “Is the Sky Really Falling? Sorting Out End of the World Scenarios.” Additionally, the observatory is branching out to students who may not be aware of the observatory’s presence on campus.

“We’ve recently stepped up our advertising to undergraduates,” said Woolf, who is also a graduate student. This advertising includes a new showcase in the Memorial Union Building, as well as posters advertising the dates of the public sessions plastered around campus and distributed to residence halls. According to Woolf, the sessions usually attract about 30 people, of which 40-50 percent are students. “If we could increase that by 10 to 15 people this fall, that’d be great,” said Woolf. The public sessions are held biweekly on the first and third Saturday nights of the month, from 8-10 p.m. The next session will be Saturday, Oct. 3. Although this fall will be void of any widely publicized astronomical phenomena, such as 2003’s Mars opposition, when Mars is best visible from earth, which attracted 300-400 people to one session, there will still be plenty to see this fall, from planets to galaxies to globular clusters. The constantly shifting night skies ensure that each session is different. Five to seven different objects are viewed through the telescope at the typical session. “We’ll be able to see a lot of different stuff as the year goes on,” said Woolf. 26 people gathered this past Saturday night, huddling in and around the small silo-shaped building on the outskirts of the Durham campus.

Training Center for Child Welfare Launched at UNH Megan Boyle

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Pettee Hall is no longer full of just classrooms and offices. This August, the Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire launched the UNH Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare, with a 1.14 million dollar state awarded contract. The center, located in Pettee Hall, will be used to develop an up-to-date child welfare training curriculum for the state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and his Executive Council approved the two contract for the center in July. It will take full advantage of UNH’s faculty research, making the curriculum as state-of-the-art as possible. Besides relying primarily on the university staff, the center will also bring individual trainers to deliver specialized training sessions. The New Hampshire state child welfare staff, as well as some Juvenile Justice Service faculty will be attending the training sessions. “The Center will utilize UNH Academic Technology services to create a ‘blended learning system,’ meaning the Center will utilize distance learning technologies in delivering some trainings,” said Jerry Marx, an associate professor, as well as the chair of the Department of Social Work at UNH and the campus director for the center.

This “blended learning system” is expected to help lower the cost of specific training for state workers. The system will make training more accessible to workers separated by time or distance from the university so that those who cannot physically be on site with the trainers can still get the information they need. This center is not just for the state’s use, however. Students can utilize the new program through field placements and service learning, as well as graduate assistantships. UNH was also chosen to house the new center based on locality and availability with the state programs. “We believed that UNH and the Department of Social Work was best positioned in this state to partner with New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in providing child welfare training,” Marx said. The program director, Christie Davis, is a graduate from the UNH Graduate Social Work program and was a social worker in Massachusetts for eight years in the state child welfare system. The Department of Social Work is not working alone. Other university departments and groups are involved in this project as well, including UNH Academic Technology, the Institute on Disability, the Department of Family Studies, the Teaching Excellence Center, Justiceworks, and The Browne Center.

“It’s a nice dark spot, and the trees block out most of Durham’s lights,” said Woolf of the observatory’s location in a field off Spinney Lane. The metal dome that forms the roof of the observatory has a small portion that recedes, allowing the telescope, located inside in the center of the building, to gaze out at the night sky. Both the roof and the telescope rotate as needed. The sole lights in the observatory come from the red light bulb illuminating the guestbook, which visitors are encouraged to sign, and the screen of the computer, which allows observatory staff to select what they want the telescope to view from a database of the night sky. The interior of the building contains a few chairs in its limited space, but most of the event is spent standing and moving back and forth between inside and outside. The observatory is unheated, so warm clothes are recommended. This past Saturday, students and community members alike took turns looking into the 14 inch SchmidtCassegraim telescope, viewing objects such as Jupiter, Uranus, constellations, and globular clusters. “We got to see a lot of cool stuff,” said Barrington resident Abe Haslett. “The guys here definitely know what they’re talking about.” The weather cooperated, with clear skies that made for ideal stargazing, along with the new moon. “The last time, with the full moon, we had a good look at this, but

THOMAS GOUNLEY The UNH observatory is open to the public for first and third Saturday nights of the month where viewers can see five to seven different objects in the sky through the telescope.

tonight, with no moon and the dark skies, we should have an even better view,” said Woolf, as he focused the telescope on the M13 globular cluster, also known as the Hercules cluster. The “star” of the night was Jupiter, which is currently easily visible in the night sky even with the naked eye, and will remain so throughout the fall. Additionally, the session was held just two nights after Uranus was at opposition and the telescope revealed a clear blue-green orb. It wasn’t all about the telescope though, as Woolf also led the group outside, pointing out constellations with his high-powered laser pointer, and inviting visitors to view certain objects with binoculars as well.

“That’s what makes it fun,” said Woolf. “It’s very interactive.” The event got high marks from all attending. “I enjoyed it immensely” said Kevin Casey, a senior communications major. “It was great,” said Dover resident Andy Kennedy. “It’s not something you do very often.” Woolf encourages anyone interested to take advantage of the lectures and public sessions. “If you have some interest, this is definitely a great opportunity to learn something about astronomy, and it’s all completely free,” said Woolf. Follow Thomas Gounley on Twitter at twitter.com/TNHgreen


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The New Hampshire

Variety of groups showcased at A Cap Fest Brandon Lawrence TNH STAFF

UNH’s third annual A Cappella Fest was held in the MUB Stafford room this past Friday night, an event sponsored by the MUB featuring all UNH a cappella groups. The event featured the headlining group, the Beelzabubs, from Tufts University, who performed hit songs such as “Right Round” by Flo Rida, and “With or Without You” by U2. The “Bubs,” as most people know them as, perform at different college campuses about five or six times a semester, but also travel around the region performing at high schools and middle schools throughout the course of the year. Eli Seidman, a member of the Bubs, said that the group was excited to come perform at UNH because of prior acquaintances they have already made here. “We’ve actually known a few of the groups, specifically the Notables - we’ve sung with them before,” Seidman said. “We were just really pumped to come because we know that it’s a really fun school and there’s a lot of a cappella groups, so we were really looking forward to it.”

This was the first appearance the Bubs made to UNH for the A Cappella Fest, and they were received by an eager crowd. “It was definitely an honor to be invited,” Seidman said. “We love going to other schools and singing for them. It’s always a lot of fun to meet other people from different groups and hear them sing, because each school has a very different way of doing a cappella, and it’s always great to learn about that.”

“We were just really pumped to come because we know that it’s a really fun school.” Eli Seidman For Emily Spencer, a senior member for one of the all-female groups, Maiden Harmony, the A Cappella Fest was no new scene to her. This was her third year performing with the group at the festival. “A Cappella Fest is a great way to see all of the other groups,” Spencer said. “We’re all very supportive of one another, and I think it’s a

great way to show that UNH has a great music program. All of these people form their own groups because of their love of music. Some of us aren’t going to particularly do it for a job, but we just love to sing.” Maiden Harmony is one of the two all-female a cappella groups on campus, along with the Notables. Of the two, they are the smallest in terms of numbers, as they have 12 total singers. Three of them are new to the group. All UNH a cappella groups performed at the freshman Jukebox on Aug. 29 to give the newcomers on campus a better feel for what it looks like to be on stage as a member of a college a cappella crew. At a few of Maiden Harmony’s events later this year they will be accepting donations for a cause they wholeheartedly promote. “We sing at some sorority events called Eat Your Heart Out,” Spencer said. “We raise money for the Susan G. Coleman breast cancer foundation. Most of the money we make from our shows goes to that organization.” Sophomore Tyler Hixson, a member of the all-male group Not Too Sharp, performed at his first A Cappella Fest on Friday night, and wasn’t sure what to expect for the

BRANDON LAWRENCE The Beelzabubs from Tufts University performed for an eager crowd at UNH’s third annual A Cappella Fest last Friday night in the MUB.

first big event of the year. “I was expecting a lot of people to be there watching,” Hixson said. “But I wasn’t really expecting the response we got — it was pretty awesome. Getting exposure is always really good for the group.” Not Too Sharp performed three songs at the event. One of them was a debut song they haven’t sung in public yet. All of the other groups sang at least two songs for the packed Strafford room audience.

“Everyone did pretty well I thought,” Hixson said. “I mean, it’s the first performance of the year, but everyone did pretty well. Everyone was impressed.” For those who are looking forward to future shows, keep your eyes out for informational flyers and bulletins around campus showcasing dorm shows and future MUB events. Follow Brandon Lawrence on Twitter at twitter.com/TNHsports


The New Hampshire

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Technology

Clickers to evolve in response to demand Kerry Feltner STAFF WRITER

According Einstruction, otherwise known at UNH as “Clicker technology,” there may be new virtual clickers for next fall’s classes. These virtual clickers would be applications adapted to an iPhone, Blackberry, or iPod Touch that would lower the cost of clicker technology for students. Due to UNH’s current cell phone policy, theses virtual clickers might not be incorporated here in Durham. Also, there will be new clicker devices with the ability to type short answer responses similar to texting on cell phones. This would help professors to expand their quizzes and surveys in each class. “We have seen a dramatic growth in New England as far as the use of clickers because the class sizes are expanding and professors need to reach out to technology that will help them to be the best teachers they can be,” said the Northeast Regional Manager, Robin Green. The CPS Company started in 1981 when a Ph.D. professor wanted to make his classroom more interactive. Clickers took off in grades

k-12 and within the past ten years have expanded to higher education with UMASS being the first school in New England to implement the technology. Currently there are over two hundred standardized schools from across the country that use clickers and the numbers are growing each year. “UNH does a great job as far as preparing their faculty with the technology and in making sure the technology is stable and efficient before allowing students to use it,” Green said. New to the 2009-2010 school year is a training program for a student support team who now assist faculty members daily in their classrooms and offices if they are need of technological help, which includes clicker technology. The clicker itself is a small, handheld device similar in appearance to a calculator, keyboard, or cell phone as it has letters, numbers, symbols, and a screen across the top. Clickers are activated by a “join” button allowing students to connect to the professor’s classroom

by a certain channel number. Once students are able to join, the function of the clicker is simple. Quizzes posted throughout the lecture are able to have an immediate response from all students in the class, shown by graphs and/or percentages.

“Keeping up with the technological changes or additions each year can be a challenge at times but it is worth it.” Bill Mautz, Professor at UNH “It creates a comfortable environment where students can participate and it allows me to see how the students are retaining or not retaining the information of the lecture,” said Professor Bill Mautz.

“I think it is tremendously helpful in evaluating how I am teaching, and in hearing from students who speak up about their wrong answers,” Mautz said. “Keeping up with the technological changes or additions each year can be a challenge at times but it is worth it.” According to sophomore Phoebe Sturges, clickers have been successful this year. “Last year the clicker was not always reliable in some of my classes but this year it has been working well so far,” Sturges said. Mautz has used the technology in his Contemporary Conservation Issues class for the past four years and will continue to use it in the future. For two weeks, the clicker technology had not worked for his class. However, he chalks it up to his problem, not the technology itself. As far as complications in dealing with clickers, Information Technology, known as IT, has a help desk to assist students and faculty. According to Terri Winters, director of Academic Technology, there is a training program for new faculty members who are incorporating

clickers and for experienced users. The efficiency of the clicker is based solely on the numbers. In the three years that the university has used clickers on campus the help desk has reported only 28 calls. This fall has only produced six phone calls so far and they have been for minor problems. Of the 5,000 students who use clickers this semester, the main problems they have been facing are dead batteries and buying clicker registration, which are not functions of the help desk but rather separate vendors. There are 35 to 40 UNH classes that currently use clickers and in terms of student feedback, the help desk runs a student survey each semester asking students to assess their experience with the technology. “From a technical perspective, we think the use of clickers on campus has been very successful, and we continue to improve our support for both faculty and students,” Winters said. Follow Kerry Feltner on Twitter at twitter.com/kerr14felt

Swasey Indoor pool receives a “green” facelift Alexandra Churchill CONTRIBUTING WRITER

On a quiet weekday morning, there is only Renée and the Swasey Indoor Pool. “It feels good to be back swimming here,” UNH junior Renée Gauthier said as she stepped out of the pool, wrapping herself in a towel and shivering slightly. “The pool looks a lot nicer too.” The new and improved Swasey Indoor Pool officially reopened Wednesday, Sept. 16. “We haven’t done any large scale renovations since its construction,” said Cheryl Currier, aquatic coordinator with Campus Recreation. The pool, located in the Field House, was dedicated in 1969 in honor of UNH’s Coach Henry “Hank” C. Swasey. It wasn’t until last year that renovations to the pool were deemed long overdue by Campus Recreation officials and the student body at large. Last year, Student Senate approved a movement for $1.5 million to be granted toward renovating the pool. Renovations began July 20 and officially ended September 11. After what has been a summerlong project, the pool has a new drain system, filters, tiling, spectator seat lighting, and a re-plastered pool floor. A redesigning of the pool’s gutter systems has made the pool deeper, effectively expanding the depth range of four by 13 feet to 4.5 by 13.5 feet. “A deeper pool makes for a faster pool by way of swimming dynamics,” Currier said.

The pool renovations were, in part, a reaction to recently passed national legislation. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, which passed into legislation this past December, promotes pool safety by reducing drain suction entrapment incidents. Under law, all public pools were required to upgrade their systems in accordance with specified safety regulations. The Swasey Indoor Pool was no different. “Under this law, the gutter system had to be upgraded,” explained Currier, “and the pool needed a second anti-entrapment system installed that blocks drain suckage.” The renovations contributed to UNH’s “green” reputation. Filters have reduced their eight-hour prefiltration cycle to a six-hour cycle. A new filter has been installed to sanitize the pool water using UVrays, which minimizes chemicals and is more environmentally sound. The heat exchanger, used to heat the 250,000 gallons of water in the pool every day, has been adjusted to take the steam heat given off from machines already running to heat the pool. The pool is an eight-lane competitive lap pool ranging in depth from four to 13 feet and is equipped with one and three-meter springboards. This makes it the perfect stage for swim meets both on the university level and high school level. Spectator seating holds up to 610 people in bleachers, with an additional 232 people on deck

ALEXANDRA CHURCHILL

Newly renovated Swasey indoor pool opened September 16th to students with a new floor that is deeper and allows for faster swimming.

level. They have included a handicap viewing area where previously there was none. The pool is also the stage for various public programs hosted by the American Red Cross on water safety, lifeguard training and swimming. The pool is a public recreation site, open to UNH students, athletes, and the community. Phyllis Heilbronner, a Durham resident and former part-time faculty member of UNH, has been a public patron of the pool for over 25

years. More than anything, the new pristine look of the pool caught her eye. “I think it looks great,” Heilbronner said. The bland, gray tiling of previous years has been substituted for an immaculate white and blue tiling. “I give [Currier] credit for keeping the pool nice for everybody, and the lifeguards too,” Heilbronner said. “They’ve done a lot to bring the pool up to new standards with a great sense of dedication.”

As for next year, Campus Recreation expects to install a new HVAC unit that would have been included as a part of this year’s renovations if not for shipping issues, according to Currier. “The time it would have taken to get here would have been outside the window of opportunity,” Currier said. Further information on the pool’s schedule, passes, and aquatic programs can be found online at http://www.campusrec.unh.edu.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The New Hampshire

Health Services

Tai Chi event emphasizes dialogue on health Amanda Flitter STAFF WRITER

If you see UNH President Mark Huddleston waving his hands through the air on Thompson Hall lawn, don’t be confused. He’s just participating in the University Dialogue, albeit without using a single word. The Big Tai Chi, planned for Tuesday at 1 p.m., is just one in a long list of events for this year’s University Dialogue, titled “Taking Care of Self and Community: A University Dialogue on Health.” This is the fifth year for the Dialogue, which is made up of lectures, forums, movies, and interactive events. Past topics have included globalization, energy, democracy, poverty and opportunity. Topics are picked over a year in advance. But with the national health care debate, this year’s topic hits an especially appropriate chord. “Health in a lot of ways was timely,” Michele Holt-Shannon, administrative director of the Discovery Program, said of the theme selection. She said health was chosen because it is contemporary, and many students are interested in terms of their personal health. She also pointed out that college years are important in terms of long-term health. “You’re developing health habits,” she said. She hopes students will discover this year’s theme outside of the classroom as well as inside of it. She said studies have shown that if students are asked to connect what they’re learning in the classroom to another subject or real life, the integration in their learning is better. In addition to connections across curriculums, another goal of

the program is to have students consider their role in personal healthcare as well as being part of a larger community in healthcare, she said. Kathleen Grace-Bishop, director of education and promotion at Health Services, said the Dialogue is an opportunity for students to learn a lot about health and health issues, and she hopes students will take away some tips and knowledge about self care. She also said that, as a health educator, part of the goal is to help students become critical thinkers and better consumers of health information and services.

“I’ll be happy if we have a couple hundred people out there, but I think we can easily bust that.” Michele Holt-Shannon Michele Dillon, a professor of sociology here at UNH, wrote an article for the Dialogue titled “Is it good to do good? Altruism and health” that explores the connection between doing good and feeling good. She will also facilitate a discussion on veteran’s health in November. She said health, in its broad definition, is more than just whether or not our bodies are working. It also encompasses being “purposefully involved in life” and “actively engaged.” She said change doesn’t happen when people are isolated from each other. “We all do better when we’re connected with others,” she said. “We’re all going to be poorer if

we’re not interconnected.” She said this connection with others makes us feel better about ourselves—a reaction that has been shown in objective research. Dillon’s main hope for her article and the Dialogue is that they spark discussion. “The back and forth of conversation is a wonderful way to stretch our own minds,” she said. She also said they’re a way to educate people about the important role of research. Many times, Dillon’s opinions have been changed through the course of her research. “It makes us rethink what we thought we knew,” she said, pointing out that research can do away with myths and assumptions. Holt-Shannon said that to her, part of the “quintessential” college experience is being able to come together in a diverse group to talk about complex issues and gain different understandings of them. She said the Dialogue aims to create that opportunity for students. But this year, the Dialogue stretches past mere discussion; the nature of the topic has meant the inclusion of participatory events like today’s Big Tai Chi. “I’ll be happy if we have a couple hundred people out there, but I think we can easily bust that,” HoltShannon said of the event, where President Huddleston is guaranteed to make an appearance. A full list of University Dialogue events can be found at http:// www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/ discovery/dialogue/index.html. The Dialogue is put on by the Discovery Program, and this year Health Services assisted with the development of programming. Follow Amanda Flitter on Twitter at twitter.com/tnhhealth

Suspect in four Virginia killings had run-ins with police Dena Potter

ASSOCIATED PRESS

FARMVILLE, Va. — An aspiring California rapper who is suspected of killing a Virginia pastor and three other people had two runins with police in the days before his arrest, but authorities said they didn’t notice anything unusual. Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III, 20, answered the door of a home the day before the four bodies were discovered there and calmly told police looking for a teenager from out of town that she was at the movies with a friend. The teen’s mother, from West Virginia, had called city police asking them to check on her daughter. Authorities have not said when

the slayings ocurred or how the four were killed. When the worried mother called police again Friday, they went to the house and discovered the reportedly decomposing bodies. About 12 hours earlier, McCroskey had been stopped by county deputies and was ticketed for driving the pastor’s car without a license. The car hadn’t been reported stolen, and police said they didn’t realize until later that day they had let a suspected killer go free. McCroskey, of Castro Valley, Calif., was an aspiring rapper in the horrorcore genre, which sets violent lyrics to hip-hop beats. He is accused of killing Mark Niederbrock, a pastor at a small Presbyterian church in central Virginia, and

three others whose bodies were discovered at the home of Longwood University professor Debra Kelley. Niederbrock and Kelley had been separated for about a year and had a 16-year-old daughter, Emma Niederbrock. The parents had taken their daughter and one of her friends, an 18-year-old girl from West Virginia, to a concert in Michigan on Sept. 12, and the girls hung out with McCroskey before and after the show, according to a friend Andres Shirm, who also attended. Shirm, who owns a small, independent horrorcore music label Serial Killin Records in New Mexico, said the girls and McCroskey were brought together by the music.

„ Police Log The following arrests were recorded from the University of New Hampshire Department of Police Adult Arrest/Summons Log for September 15 to 20. September 15 Alex B. Knuuttunen, 21, 49 Pine Ridge Circle, Sandown NH, Garrison Ave, OAS-263164, 10:06 p.m. September 17 Natalie Riel, 19, 78 Walsh Road, Grafton, Mass., Possible fake I.D./illegal possession of alcohol, 32 Main Street, 10:00 p.m. Elizabeth B.O’Leary, 20, P.O. Box 688, Holderness N.H., illegal possession of alcohol, , 32 Main Street, 10:00 p.m.

Kevin Q. Shunney, 19, 8 Kendall Drive, Westborough Mass., Unlawful intoxication, T-Hall, 12:03 a.m. Lindsay A.Goldberg, 18, 49 Beechwood Road, Irvington N.Y., Unlawful possession of alcohol, Garrison/Madbury Roads, 10:34 p.m. Nicholas R. Bates, 18, 94 Bascom, Newport R.I., Unlawful possession of alcohol, 14 Strafford Ave, 10:21 p.m. Jeffery R. Anderson, 19, 51 Sioux Path, Sunapee N.H., Unlawful transportation of alcohol, 14 Strafford Ave, 10:22 p.m. David Lambert, 21, 16 St. Lo Road, Framingham Mass., Possession of drugs, 6 Strafford Ave, 11:07 p.m.

September 18 Steven J. Orlandella, 18, 7 Redwood Road, Salem N.H., D.W.I./possession of drugs, Alumni Lot, 3:10 a.m. Christopher A. Mannarino, 18, 618 Salvia Lane, Schenectedy N.Y., Ttransportation of alcohol, Store 24 lot, 10:29 p.m. Shane G. Allen, 19, 15 Circuit Drive, Kingston, N.H., possession of drugs, Gables C building, 11:50 p.m. September 19 Brendan K. Bartley, 19, 401 Washington Road, Rye N.H., Urinating in public, Metered Lot, 12:33 a.m. Bria L. Pollard, 21, 70 Mountain View Road, Gray, Maine, open container, Scorpios/Madbury Road, 12:48 a.m. Douglas A. Valcourt, 24, P.O.Box 1156, Grantham, N.H., possession of drugs/p.c., Madbury Road, 1:12 a.m. Daniel McNeil, 18, 4 Holiday Lane, Sandwich Mass., Resisting/ unlawful intoxication/criminal mischief, Hubbard, 2:02 a.m. Emily Greer, 19, 7 Parkman Brook, Stratham N.H., Unlawful intoxication, 216 Hitchcock Hall, 1:21 a.m. Brian Fay, 19, 123 Gustin Pond Road, Marlow N.H., Unlawful intoxication/p.c., Randall Hall3rd floor, 12:01 a.m. Jonathan MacBride, 19, 61 Dumbarton Oaks, Stratham N.H., Unlawful intoxication, Ballard Loop, 2:27 a.m. Katherine McGowan, 18, 30 Dahl Road, Merrimack N.H., Unlawful intoxication, T-Hall, 12:03 a.m.

Jacob Weeman, 20, 251 Main Street, Tilton N.H., Unlawful possession of alcohol, 11 Brook Way, 10:52 p.m. Nathan M. Beaulieu, 21, 34 Grant Road, Newmarket N.H., Possession of marijuana, 6 Strafford Ave, 11:07 p.m. Michael A. Rencrissa, 18, 102 Inland Street, Lowell Mass., Unlawful transportation of alcohol, B-lot, 11:36 p.m. Michael J. McHale, 18, 72 Shannon Circle, Pelham N.H., Unlawful transportation of alcohol, Blot, 11:36 p.m. September 20 Craig M. Josselyn, 19, 40 Pine Acres Road, Concord N.H., Possession of marijuana, 28 Madbury Road, 12:05 a.m. Thomas A. Nieder, 19, 29 Chase Street, Concord N.H., Possession of drugs, 28 Madbury Road ,12:05 a.m. Bryan J. Higgins, 19, 141 Carter Hill Road, Concord N.H., Possession of drugs, 28 Madbury Road, 12:05 a.m. Willis D. Clark, 18, 6 Ridgewood Lane, Mt, Dessert Maine, Unlawful intoxication, Rosemary Lane, 12:46 a.m. Stephen Wolfenden, 18, 115 Dale Street, North Andover Mass., Unlawful intoxication, Williamson Hall, 2:26 a.m. Daniel Kelty, 20, 42 Slab City Road, Grafton N.H., Unlawful intoxication, Rosemary Lane, 12:46 a.m. Geoffrey S. Gibbs, 20, 6 Bishops Gate, Concord N.H., Unlawful intoxication, Rosemary Lane, 12:46 a.m.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Should police arrest drunks, or simply hold them for the night? The first thing I remember was being slammed against the hood of a cruiser and handcuffed. Thoughts raced through my mind. Where am I? What is going on? The officer’s unending barrage of questions did little to help me gain a hold of my surroundings. “What are you doing here? What were you doing inside?” Without knowing where exactly “here” was, all I could manage to say was “Sir, I have no idea where I am.” I recognized my car parked on the side of an unfamiliar street, and watched as police from four different cruisers tore it apart in an effort to find contraband. I stood cuffed, alone with my own vomit on my legs, watching as they looked for hard drugs; after all, I was in L.A. County. Luckily, I had nothing to worry about in my car and the police soon shifted their attention back to me. They were arguing about who was going to put the 20-year-old New Hampshire resident with “particulate matter” all over him in their cruiser. At 5 a.m., most of the officers were just about to get off duty, and I was the last thing they wanted to deal with. Two officers finally stepped up, and I was put in the back of their cruiser. At this point, I still didn’t fully believe that I was being arrested. “What am I being held for?” I slurred, trying to be a responsible citizen and uphold my constitutional rights. “Drunk in public,” the officer responded. “Am I being arrested?” “Oh yeah, your coming with us to county,” he said. A mix between Gotham’s county jail in The Dark Knight and scenes from MSNBC’s Locked Up Raw raced through my mind. I was going to be shanked for sure. “What were you doing in that house?” an officer asked. “Sir, I apologize, I have no idea where I am; I am from New Hampshire,” I said. That seemed like a good excuse. “When you get out you should go back there and apologize,” the other officer said. “I don’t blame him; every house in that neighborhood looks exactly the same,” one officer said to another. “Why did you have so many IDs? You got a twin brother or something?” an officer asked. I knew he was talking about my fake IDs, but I played dumb. When we arrived at the county jail, I was transferred into booking. “He has particulate matter all over him, do you want me to hose him down?” the jailer asked. It seemed like a funny idea until I realized he wasn’t kidding. “No, no, I’m all set; I don’t really mind it,” I pleaded. I managed to escape the hose and stay dry. But my information, personal possessions and dignity were all quickly taken from me. I declined my one phone call—I couldn’t think of anyone’s number to call. Then the arresting officer left me with the jailer, who wasted no time breathalyzing me. I blew a .167. The jailer then struggled to take my mug shots as I shined an ear-to-ear smile. “Expressionless!” he demanded

as he lost his patience. The jailer had a dry sense of humor coupled with sarcasm, which proved very difficult for my drunk-self to decipher. I was finally un-cuffed to take my fingerprints. Finally, I was given a thin blanket and an even thinner sheet and instructed to follow the jailer. I guess I had a good run, I thought to myself. The jailer led me to a small personal jail cell—steel toilet in the corner, concrete bench and a thin mat on the ground. “You’re gonna be here till 1,” he told me. “I can do that,” I thought to myself. I was still very drunk and very tired. That dirty mat was looking like a queen-sized feather bed. I laid the sheet down, took off my sweatshirt for a makeshift pillow, covered myself in the blanket, and passed out before I could even think about how awful the situation was. In a flash, I woke to the jailer banging on the small window. “Wake up! It’s time to let you go,” he said. Was it one already? I wanted to keep sleeping there. I was walked out of my cell and brought back into the holding area where I had been booked. My possessions were returned, and I was led outside the building into the blinding light. “Someone’s waiting for you in the lobby,” the jailer said. My Californian partner in crime had done some detective work and tracked me down. I had never been happier to see his face. So what happened? Well, after returning from the party we had been at, I refused to go back inside a friend’s house and told my buddy I preferred to sleep in the car. After throwing up on myself and waking up, I allegedly tried to go back into my friend’s house where the party was. The only problem there was that the car was parked on the opposite side the street and the house I was trying to enter was not the right house at all. The homeowner thought I was trying to rob the house and immediately called the authorities. No charges were pressed, I paid zero fines, my car wasn’t towed, and my record was still clean; the police didn’t even confiscate my fake IDs. The only time the incident could resurface would be if I committed a repeat offense in the state of California. I learned to respect my limits, drink less and be more cautious, all without a permanent record to follow me around. The moral of the story: the United Durham Police Front needs to take a chill pill and follow the Californian state of mind. I’ve never seen police actively pursue and search out drunk students more often than on the UNH campus. On the “Choices Matter” DVD, a girl named Sarah spoke about her arrest incident. “Right when I was about to swipe into my dorm, he came up behind me and told me I was being arrested. He knew that I had been drinking because I had been stumbling,” she said. This girl was only trying to go to bed. This, apparently, is not okay with the UNH police.

“Since about 1998 we’ve taken a stance here that everybody gets transported and booked,” says UNH Police Deputy Chief Paul Dean. “Though time-consuming and costly, [arresting students] has had a great impact on violent crime here at UNH.” Joanne Stella, UNH’s student attorney says that Sarah’s arrest is “very typical of what happens here on campus.” Unfortunately, it is typical for drunken students to be arrested while trying to re-enter their dorms and get a night’s sleep. What is the increasing number of arrests actually accomplishing? Nothing. It is putting students into a criminal system that some get stuck in for the rest of their lives. Once a person has dirt on his or her permanent record, it can affect an entire career. Lost jobs, lost loans, lost licenses, cancelled semesters abroad, and more. If most of the arrests at UNH are like Sarah’s, then the UNH police aren’t protecting anyone; they’re just putting people behind bars, taking their minds away from studying and creating a problem that sticks with students for months. When it’s getting to the point where I am impressed if a UNH student has made it all four years without getting arrested, something has gone terribly wrong. The law has overstepped its boundaries. If Chief Dean actually believes the Laconia Police and Durham Police, along with the UNH Police, are necessary to patrol the campus every weekend night, I invite him to answer a few questions. Are undercover and plainclothed officers really necessary to catch intoxicated students? How have undercover police prevented “violent crimes?” While on the subject of “violent crimes,” where can I find the data that supports the drastic decrease in the UNH “violent crime” rate you speak of after the “cuff-and-stuff policy” was initiated? Is coasting up behind students on mountain bikes and tapping backpacks to detect its contents an ethical practice? Why not simply hold students who have allegedly committed non-violent, alcohol-related offenses for the night instead of formally charging them? My experience taught me a hard lesson without wrecking havoc on my future; UNH should do the same. When UNH students go out to parties, some are terrified of the possibility of getting arrested. Intoxicated and underage? Maybe. But who are these students bothering? What real crime have they committed besides not being born a year or two earlier? The only answer I hear is that “the law is the law”—the same tired rhetoric. When will UNH wake up and realize this proactive policy has done little but add additional burden to students’ already hectic lives? „„„ J.S. Harp is an anonymous junior student at UNH. He’s known for his crazy stories and strong views about what’s happening on campus.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The New Hampshire

Photos of mullets, leotards Lab tech had building access until arrest return to haunt online Suzanne Ma

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK - Matching mullets, regrettable tattoos, metal mouths and goofy grins. Such long-lost looks were never meant to be seen by anyone except those flipping through the pages of an old family album or studying the photo frames on the fireplace mantel. But now, Americans who grew up long before the Internet opened private lives to the world are digging up dusty boxes for photos to share on Facebook and other sites sometimes to the chagrin of family members and schoolmates appearing in group shots. Most people sharing photos from their past are simply having fun, and it can even serve as some form of collective healing. “There’s definitely a bit of exhibitionism involved,” said Brandon Van Der Heide, an Ohio State University professor who studies the social implications of the Internet. “It’s a way for people to connect to something that’s familiar and laugh at themselves.” Nikki Smith, a 37-year-old

Facebook user from Paducah, Ky., flipped through the scrapbooks she pieced together as a teenager and began scanning the old photos into her computer. The images took her back 20 years to the days of big hair, oversized sweaters, Air Jordan sneakers and aviator sunglasses. “I had really, really bad hair in my senior year,” Smith said. “But everyone knows. Everybody was there.” Smith said posting the photos on Facebook “gave everyone a good laugh.” It also put her back in touch with many of her old high school classmates. One photo, which shows Smith posing with her high school dance troupe in matching blue and white leotards and knee high boots, garnered more than 40 comments alone from other Facebook users. “I don’t think any of them are really awful,” Smith said. “It was 20 years ago, who cares?” But some people do care, especially when someone else has uploaded an unflattering photo or video. Los Angeles screenwriter Mike Bender, who runs AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com devoted to such photos

from the past, said a woman who shared a family photo later wrote to say that she was drunk when she submitted it and that her family was upset with her. Bender removed the picture immediately, but it was already all over the Internet. What happens online can have a direct effect on someone’s real life reputation, Van Der Heide said, yet people posting photos of others aren’t giving them a chance to respond or control how they appear. He said unwarranted photos, videos or comments made about you could potentially “assassinate your credibility.” Online photos also have the “potential to hang around,” getting copied and redistributed such that deleting your original might do little to erase the embarrassment, said Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist at the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Facebook does give users limited control over photos shared by their friends. Users can remove “tags” that identify them in individual photos, which would make it more difficult to find the photo in a search.

John Christoffersen ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Yale lab technician accused of strangling a graduate student had access to campus buildings, including the lab area where he is suspected of stashing her body, until he was arrested more than a week after she disappeared, a university spokesman said Monday. Raymond Clark kept the identification card that allowed him to access the research building where 24-year-old Annie Le was killed, as well as other Yale buildings, even when investigators were following him around the clock, Yale spokesman Tom Conroy said. Yale didn’t disable the card until Clark was arrested Thursday at a hotel and charged with murdering Clark, Conroy said. It wasn’t immediately clear why Yale let Clark retain his access privileges. Police say Clark killed Le, a pharmacology graduate student who did research on the mice that it was Clark’s job to care for, on Sept. 8. Her body was found five days later, on what was to be her wedding day, stuffed into a hidden wall recess in a laboratory where they both worked. Clark was under constant sur-

veillance even before Le’s body was found and the case was ruled a homicide. Conroy wouldn’t say whether Clark continued to work in the days before he was arrested. New Haven police said Monday that they don’t expect to make more arrests in Le’s killing and rebutted media reports that police were considering whether Clark had an accomplice. “It’s still my belief I don’t expect anyone to be charged,” Police Chief James Lewis said. “But I don’t know where the evidence may take us. No arrests are expected at this point.” Lewis confirmed that a car towed by police Saturday from the Cromwell, Conn., hotel where Clark was arrested belonged to his father, Raymond Clark Jr. Clark was either driving his father’s car or was in it at some point, police spokesman Joseph Avery said. An attorney for the younger Clark didn’t return a call Monday. Clark was arrested Thursday, a day after police promised to seek an arrest warrant as soon as a DNA match had been found. Police got a search warrant to force Clark to provide hair, fingernail and saliva samples on Wednesday.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

“District 9” not welcome in Nigeria Bashir Adigun ASSOCIATED PRESS

ABUJA, Nigeria - One of the summer’s biggest blockbusters - a sci-fi morality tale about aliens and apartheid - is not welcome in Nigeria because of its portrayal of Nigerians as gangsters and cannibals, Nigeria’s information minister said Saturday. Information Minister Dora Akunyili has asked movie houses in the capital of Abuja to stop screening “District 9” because the South Africa-based sci-fi movie about aliens and discrimination makes Nigerians look bad. “We have directed that they should stop public screening of the film,” she said. “We are not happy about it because it portrays Nigeria in bad light.” Akunyili said she has asked Sony for an apology and wants them to edit out references to Nigeria and to the name of the main Nigerian gangster Obesandjo, whose name closely resembles that of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. “We have written to the producer and distributor of the film, Sony Entertainment, expressing our displeasure and demanded an apology,” she said. “We have asked that the areas where Nigeria and Obasanjo are mentioned should be edited from the film.” She and other government officials first saw the movie Wednesday during a private screening. In one scene, Obesandjo tries to cut off and eat the arm of the film’s protagonist, in an attempt to

gain his supernatural powers. In others, Nigerian prostitutes are seen courting alien customers. The film’s portrayal of Nigerians has also drawn the ire of critics and bloggers, and has spawned a Facebook page called “Nigerians Offended by ‘District 9,’” which had 57 members on Saturday. Corlize Luttig, marketing manager for the South African cinema chain Ster-Kinekor, who represent Sony in South Africa, said they had no comment on the request by Akunyili. Ster-Kinekor does not distribute to Nigeria, she said. Luttig said they were still waiting for comment from Sony’s head office in Los Angeles. “District 9” tells the story of an alien ship that mysteriously comes to hover over the South African city of Johannesburg. Its inhabitants are separated from the human population and segregated into a walled area known as District 9. But after nearly 30 years, government officials aim to relocate the extraterrestrials, with disastrous results. The film is first feature from commercial and music-video director Neill Blomkamp, who co-wrote the script with Terri Tatchell. The film, which features a cast of mostly unknown South African actors, got its big-name backing from producer and “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson. The film brought in some US$37 million during its U.S. debut weekend in August. In its five-week run at U.S. theaters, it has brought in an estimated US$108,000,000, according to studio estimates.

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the Bank of New England in Windham. Police said the driver struck Officer Jason Dzierlatka, who was laying down spike strips near the Windham weigh station. Police said Clint Pickering of Epsom will be charged with seconddegree attempted murder in New Hampshire. Patrick McKeen of La-

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The New Hampshire

UNH takes three in a row

Weekly Sports Guide Wildcats vs.

Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Holy Cross Bremner Field

Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Harvard Lewis Field

OTHER EVENTS Tuesday - SEPT 22 Volleyball v. Northeastern

7:00 p.m.

Friday - SEPT 25 Field Hockey @ Davidson College

6:00 p.m.

Volleyball @ Providence vs. Coppin State

6:00 p.m.

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior Kiera Williams looks to start the UNH attack in Saturday’s 5-2 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders. Williams has played solid defense all year long, and looks to continue her streak against a struggling Davidson lineup.

This Weekend’s Results Friday - SEPT 18

Continued from page 20

Volleyball (4-9), (0-0) vs. Wyoming

W, 3-1

Saturday - SEPT 19 Volleyball (4-9), (0-0) vs. Harvard

L, 1-3

Volleyball (4-9), (0-0) vs. Arizona State

L, 0-3

Field Hockey (4-2), (0-0) vs. Holy Cross

W, 5-2

Men’s Soccer (2-3-1), (0-0) vs. Colgate

W, 2-1

Sunday - SEPT 20 Women’s Soccer (1-6-1), (0-0) @ Air Force

L, 0-1

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-ers tried to keep the score close, as Callahan hit another goal at 42:53. But in the end, the Wildcats’ attack was just too much to handle, as they put in two more goals, one from Meg Shea, and the other by Whitney Frates. Shea, a senior forward, has started all 6 games of this season so far, and scored at least one goal in each game. Prior to Saturday’s game, she had an average of 1.60 goals per game, good for sixth in the nation. In America East, she leads in points per game and goals per game. Shea said was very satisfied with the end result, but thought that the start could have been stronger. “I thought we played well, although the first half was shaky,” said Shea. “We ended up finishing well.” When asked about her streak

of scoring a goal in every game so far this season, Shea said, “I don’t want to force anything. I do want to go out with a bang my senior year, though.” Senior Leah Boody scored her first two goals of the season backto-back. Frates and Shea each had an assist for Boody’s two goals. “It felt really good,” said Boody about scoring her first couple of goals on the season. “The first one was solid and gave everyone energy.” Although Boody hasn’t started a game yet this season, she uses her playing time wisely. “Every time I go out there I play my hardest,” said Boody. “I run as hard as I can because I know I’ll have a [substitute] when I get out.” Coach Robin Balducci, like Shea, was happy with the winning

result, but felt that her team came out a little more slowly than she would have liked. “It was a pretty slow start, and I felt we were rushing things and turned the ball over,” said Balducci. “[In the second half] we settled in, and got back in control. I was very happy with the quality in our goals and executing on corners. Scoring five [goals] is good.” Balducci thought that Holy Cross played well, and the victory for UNH resulted in the strategy that the Wildcats used. “We were executing our game plan,” said Balducci. “We possessed the ball well in our backfield, and attacked with speed.” UNH returns to action against the slumping Wildcats of Davidson in North Carolina on September 25. Game time is slated for 6 p.m.

UNH battles to 2-1 win against Raiders Continued from page 20

-plained Thompson. “We had a better preparation week for Colgate. Portland we played with hardly any preparation. In this game I thought we prepared well, we had a good game plan and it worked.” Coleman thought that home field advantage and possessing the ball both lent a hand in the Wildcats’ increased success on offense. “Well, Portland possessed the ball; possession was probably 75-25 [in their favor]. So it’s hard to score when you don’t have the ball. But it’s going to be expected at home field that we’re going to dominate the game a little more.” The 2-1 win leaves UNH with a record of 2-3-1 on the year. With eleven games left in the regular season, the Wildcats have plenty of time to improve their standing in the

America East conference. Coach Thompson was pleased with the team’s performance on Saturday, but he knows they still have room for improvement. “We have a young team, we’re still finding out what people can do,” said Thompson. “I told them ‘listen, congratulations, but we have some work to do, because I think the next game is going to be tougher.’” UNH has a significant road trip ahead of them after they play host to Harvard on Wednesday. They first travel to Smithfield, Rhode Island, to take on the Bulldogs of Bryant University on Sept. 26. Following Bryant, they travel to Fairfield, Boston University and UMBC. The Wildcats next game is a home match versus Harvard University on Wednesday, September 23 on Lewis Field at 4:00 p.m.

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Junior defender Robin Gerum played tough defense and helped hold the Raiders to one goal in Saturday’s match against Colgate University. UNH won the contest 2-1.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s soccer drops two straight on the road Staff Reports

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Senior goalkeeper Ally Yost recorded eight saves, but the UNH women’s soccer team was shut out, 4-0, by Colorado College on Friday evening at Stewart Field. The Wildcats fell to 1-5-1 on the season, while the Tigers improve to 4-2-1. Colorado College used a pair of set pieces to build a 2-0 lead at the half. Elizabeth Wright gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute with a goal off a corner kick, and then her service on another corner in the 33rd minute led to an Erica Baer score and a two-goal advantage. Emily Beans and Tiffany Brown combined to widen the Colorado College lead in the second half. Beans found the back of the net in the 48th minute off a pass from Brown, with Beans returning the favor in the 55th minute, as she set up Brown’s goal, which staked the Tigers to a 4-0 lead. Freshman Monique Lamotte earned America East Player of the Game honors for the Wildcats. Colorado College goalkeeper Caitlin Hulyo stopped four shots in 80-plus minutes, while Hanna Berglund played the final nine-plus and

did not face a shot on goal. The Tigers outshot the Wildcats 21-7, and held a 9-0 corner kick advantage, including 7-0 in the first half. In Sunday’s game, Yost posted six saves, but the UNH women were nipped by Air Force, 1-0, at the Air Force Soccer Stadium. The Wildcats now stand at 1-61 on the season, while the Falcons improve to 2-6-1. The match was scoreless until the 78th minute, when Bridgett Murphy snuck the ball inside the left post and past Yost from 10-yards out to give Air Force a 1-0 lead, as well as all the offense it would need. Falcons goalkeeper Ariana Green held UNH scoreless over the final 12-plus minutes to seal win. Green made five saves in the 40 minutes she played, while Charity Blanton stopped four shots after playing the first 50 minutes. Senior Shaunna Kaplan had a couple of shots on goal, but could not convert. Despite the loss, the Wildcats outshot Air Force, 17-13, and held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks. The Wildcats return to action Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. when they play host to the College of the Holy Cross at Bremner Field.

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior Shaunna Kaplan is second on the team with 15 shots on goal, and had a couple of attempts in both games on the road, but could not convert any into goals as the Wildcats dropped two in a row on the road this past week.

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball finishes 1-2 in weekend tourney Staff Reports

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Senior setter Kate Uitti became just the second player in program history to register 3,000 career assists, but it was bittersweet as the UNH volleyball team closed out the final day of competition at the second-annual Holly Young Invitational with a pair of losses to Harvard (3-1), and Arizona State (3-0) on Saturday at the Lundholm Gymnasium. Uitti, who tallied 88 helpers over the weekend, is second on the program’s all-time assists list with 3,008, only behind current Wildcat associate head coach Stacy Barnett (3,977). She was also the only Wildcat selected to the All-Tournament team. Set scores against the Crimson were 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18, while set scores against ASU were 25-16, 25-6 and 25-17. Arizona State won the second-annual Holly Young Invitational by virtue of a perfect 3-0 record against the field. Harvard, UNH and Wyoming all finished the weekend 1-2. In other action on Saturday, Arizona State defeated Wyoming (3-1) and Wyoming downed Harvard (3-1). Against Harvard, senior Kirsten Bates led the way offensively with 11 kills and chipped in with eight digs, while Uitti paced the Wildcat offense with 31 assists. Defensively, junior Sara Heldman had a teamhigh 17 digs. The Crimson captured the first set by a four-point margin,

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The UNH volleyball team dropped two out of three matches this weekend in the annual Holly Young Invitational in the Lundholm Gymnasium. Senior Katie Uitti was named to the All-Tournament squad at the conclusion of the weekend.

and used 14 kills and a .353 clip to secure victory. In the second set, the Wildcats built a small lead midway through the set and used that momentum to earn the two-point victory. Harvard registered 14 kills in each of the final two sets and held a lead throughout most of the sets,

capturing wins of 25-15 and 25-18 en route to the 3-1 win. Against Arizona State, Bates notched a team-best eight kills. Uitti chipped in with 19 assists, including her 3,000th during the third and final set, while Heldman notched a team-high 14 digs. The Sun Devils

had 40 kills on the day and hit at a .323 clip, including a .526 clip that was error free. Additionally, ASU had just 10 attacking errors on 93 total attempts. The Wildcats return to action on Tuesday when they travel to non-conference foe Northeastern

University. Match time is scheduled for 7 p.m. New Hampshire returns home on Oct. 2, when they opens America East play against Binghamton University. Tickets for the AE opener and all UNH home matches are available online at www.UNHWildcats.com.


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Herschel Walker?... Mixed Martial Arts?... At 47-years old?..... Oh, this can’t have a good ending.

Tuesday

September 22, 2009

The New Hampshire

MEN’S SOCCER

Men’s soccer downs Raiders in 2-1 thriller Justin Doubleday CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Facing a solid Colgate University squad, the UNH men’s soccer team came up big on Saturday and beat a Raiders team that had won four out of its last five, winning 2-1.

2 1 UNH

COLGATE

Saturday, Bremner Field, Durham

After failing to record a win in their previous three games, the Wildcats started off strong against the Raiders and scored two goals in the first half. The first came courtesy of sophomore Sean Coleman just 16 minutes into the game, when he recovered a loose ball in Colgate’s box and shot it past the diving goalkeeper into the back of the net. It was Coleman’s first goal of the season, after recording two in his freshman year. “It’s definitely a relief (to score),” said Coleman. “As a forward, every game you go without scoring the pressure gets higher and

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior forward Chris Banks has three points on the season, and leads the Wildcats with 19 shots on goal in six games. On Saturday, his team defeated the then 4-1 Colgate Raiders at Bremner Field.

higher, so it’s definitely a relief.” The goal that ended up winning the game for UNH came off a penalty kick from senior Joe Annese with six minutes left in the first half. It was the second penalty kick of the

game for UNH, as Colgate’s physical style of play earned them eight fouls in the first half alone. Senior forward Chris Banks had a rare miss on the Wildcats’ first attempt. The goal by Annese was the

first in his UNH career, and it came at the best possible time for the underdog Wildcats, as it was the deciding goal in the big upset win. While UNH was the more aggressive team in the first half, Col-

gate knocked the Wildcats back on their heels in the second. After failing to take advantage of earlier opportunities, Colgate finally got on the board when, 18 minutes into the second half, Raider mid-fielder Mike Reidy sent a strike from thirty yards out over the outstretched fingers of Wildcat goalkeeper Colin O’Connell and into the net. That was the high moment of the game for Colgate, however, as New Hampshire’s defense locked in and did not allow the Raiders another goal for the rest of the night. UNH Head Coach Rob Thompson thought the team played well, but needs to get better in some areas. “I thought we were good in the first half,” Thompson said. “I was concerned a little bit in the second half; we just have to do a better job at the end of just managing the game.” After recording only three shots in its loss at Portland on September 13, UNH was able to get off 16 shots against Colgate. Coach Thompson said that adjustments were made in practice during the week leading up to Saturday’s game. “We changed the system,” exContinued on page 18

FIELD HOCKEY

Wildcats improve to 4-2 after win over Holy Cross Samer Kalaf

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

On a sunny but windy Saturday afternoon, the UNH field hockey team defeated the Crusaders of Holy Cross 5-2 at Memorial Field on Sept. 19. Sophomore goalie Katherine Nagengast had one save and allowed only two goals, but still got the win. This victory extends the Wildcats’ winning streak to three, and their season record to 4-2.

5 2 UNH

HOLY CROSS

Saturday, Memorial Field, Durham

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior back Cally Cooke looks to keep possession of the ball against a Holy Cross player on Saturday’s 5-2 win at Memorial Field. The Wildcats take to the road in their next few games against Davidson and Duke later this week.

The Crusaders struck first, with Courtney Callahan scoring an unassisted goal 4:28 into the first half. UNH has scored first in only one game so far this season, a 2-0 win over UC Davis. The Wildcats held a 2-1 lead at halftime, and scored again to make it 3-1 at 37:50 on an unassisted goal by Kate Collins Smyth. The CrusadContinued on page 18

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