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CAB picked up seven awards, including Student Organization of the Year at the annual Student Leadership Awards.
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Brian McNally is one of three football players with eyes on an NFL contract once the draft concludes this weekend.
Cuts expected soon as review nears end
English, arts may feel ‘painful’ process the most By JAKE DESCHUITENEER CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The academic review process, which began earlier this year in the wake of immense budget cuts that were handed down to UNH from the state of New Hampshire, is drawing to a close. Faculty members throughout the university are preparing for imminent cuts across many departments. The process began early in 2012, when, according to UNH Provost John Aber, “all departments were asked to produce a short, data-rich report focused on three aspects of their activities: mission, efﬁciency and effectiveness or quality.” These reports were ﬁnished by the end of February, and were then given
“ Right now
the imminent cuts are a cloud hanging over the department.”
Chair of the art department
to the deans of each college, who have since been working to “reconﬁgure the budget and responsibilities of their de-
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EJ HERSOM/FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT
Daniel Bernstein of Architerra Inc. speaks about campus development at the Campus Master Plan Forum Tuesday, where cutting a portion of the outdoor pool was the hot topic.
Protestors marched outside The Cottages of Durham in February after the company allegedly didn’t pay illegal employees. The case has since been settled.
Parts of pool could be cut Despite settlement, little Master plan would expand the adjacent rec center By LILY O’GARA and SUSAN DOUCET TNH STAFF
Douglas Bencks must be tired of discussing UNH’s Campus Master Plan. The university architect and director of campus planning was part of a team that held two more forums Tuesday following two other forums the previous week. The Tuesday evening forum was held in
the Huddleston Ballroom speciﬁcally for town residents, while the afternoon session was held in the Granite State Room of the MUB and attracted a mix of students, faculty, residents, and alumni. And just like the previous week, attendants were very vocal and passionate. This time, though, their attention moved from concerns about land development north
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known about immigrants By JULIA MILLER STAFF WRITER
After months of silence, the identities, whereabouts and wage settlements of the eight undocumented workers who were allegedly exploited during the construction of the Capstone Development
Corporation project, The Cottages of Durham, still remain conﬁdential. The workers claimed they were owed tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages for several months of labor in February. Dozens of community
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Student Org Awards
Sixteen UNH students represented the university at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City.
UNH student organizations were honored in the Granite State Room Tuesday at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet.
New Electronic Dance Music club
Men’s basketball holds banquet
12 A group of UNH students have joined together in the love of electronic music to provide the campus community with a forum to organize electronic dance parties and concerts.
Soccer seniors honored
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Political battle over student loans heats up By ALAN FRAM Associated Press
WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of conduct “beneath the dignity of the White House.” The top House Democrat said Boehner considers the health of women “a luxury.” In a measure of the sharp elbows both parties are throwing this election year, note that those words were exchanged over legislation whose basic purpose they say they agree on: preventing interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubling to 6.8 percent this summer. Their chief remaining dispute is how to pay for the $5.9 billion cost of keeping those rates low. When it comes to that, each side has in effect taken a political hostage: House Republicans would cut spending from Obama’s prized health care overhaul law, Senate
continued from page 1 epartments,” Aber said. That process is reaching a head, as deans are to summarize their findings and present their reports to Aber this month. “The reports focus as much on how to deal with losses of personnel that have already occurred, and on increased revenues, as on how to further decrease expenses,” Aber said. Associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, John T. Kirkpatrick, said that the university-wide process of assessing all programs— both academic and non-academic— has been a difficult one. “Across the colleges, on campus and at UNH-M [Manchester], the deans are engaged with department chairs and program coordinators to assess each unit in their folds,” Kirkpatrick said. “It is a painful process. The campus can spend only what it has, not what it believes it should have.” According to Kirkpatrick, efforts are being made by deans and department chairs throughout the university to “preserve what is most crucial to the university so that it may endure these challenging times.” However, Kirkpatrick warns that some unpopular cuts may have to be made by the time the review process ends. He says that the university will likely have a clearer idea of exactly what cuts will be made in the coming weeks. “It is likely that the university will be required to make some cuts, and they are not welcome ones,” he said. Throughout the university, professors and department chairs are preparing for these unwelcomed cuts to their departments. Jennifer Moses, a professor and department chair of the art department, said she fears that the arts may be hit hard by the budget cuts. “Right now the imminent cuts are a cloud hanging over the
Democrats would boost payroll taxes on owners of some private corporations and House Democrats would erase federal subsidies to oil and gas companies. Thursday’s partisan blasts were the latest, vivid example of how lawmakers are missing no chances this election season to portray themselves as seriously addressing voters’ concerns about the economy and other issues while accusing the other side of blatantly playing political games. The rhetoric intensified Thursday, a day before the House was set to vote on a GOP-written bill that would keep current 3.4 percent interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans intact for another year. The measure would be paid for by carving money out of a preventive health fund established by Obama’s health care overhaul law – a measure most Democrats consider a prized accomplishment worth fighting for. department,” Moses said. “[I] am trying to proceed with business and keep working towards future department endeavors and stave off my disappointment until the ax has dropped. But the tension of the wait is palpable in the hallways of PCAC.” “I think the ‘arts’ in general are at risk of being hit harder in this economy on every level,” she added. Andrew Merton, the department chair of the English department, said that the English department has already felt the pinch economically. Specifically, he cited professors who are working on tenure track that have been hit hard. “We’re down a number of tenure track faculty members,” Merton said. “That is a worry. We are supposed to be a research university. It’s the tenure track people that do that.” Merton said that nobody at the university is to blame for cuts that are to be made, however. He said that faculty members are simply trying to work with the budgetary blow that the state has dealt the university. “What the state legislature did to us was just devastating,” he said. “The state is contributing very little.” David Kaye, a professor and chair in the Theater and Dance department, knows firsthand what it is like to work without much funding. “We had what little funding we received from the university for our productions taken several years ago,” Kaye said. “We do receive basic operating funds for the department, which pays for day to day things, funds for work study, lecturers, and so on. That is where we would get hit.” Kaye said that despite the challenges that the review process has presented, he sees something of a silver lining in the whole situation. “I think everyone is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” Kaye said. “One thing we have learned from the academic review is how much each department does with so little.”
continued from page 1 of Main Street to a part of the plan that would potentially cut part of the outdoor pool to make room for an extension of the adjacent Hamel Recreation Center. “I learned to swim there, and now I am on the swim team, and I hope that my younger sister can do the same,” elementary school student Zoey Pavlik said. “We go there everyday in the summer, and summers would never be the same without it.” The pool was constructed in 1938 as part of the Works Project Administration, and has a long history of uniting the community through swim lessons, summer camps and family time, residents said. Administration assured the crowd that the pool would not be removed, but that it might undergo a size reduction and some other changes in order to accommodate recreation expansion and construction. Paul Chamberlain, assistant vice president for energy and campus development, said that he understands how important the relationship between the university and the town is, and that the plan has been changed in reaction to the input received last week. “We anticipate the plan continuing to evolve,” Chamberlain said. Bencks explained that he, too, frequently utilized the pool with his children, and that he believes there is a way to continue having a wonderful community asset that still allows for expansion. “I accept your skepticism,” Bencks said. “But I truly believe it could be designed in an appropriate way.” Residents were not very ac-
continued from page 1 members and activists gathered at the Community Church in Durham and later in front of the Jenkins Court Cottages of Durham office to rally on the workers’ behalf. “It took a strong case by the workers themselves and from the public, student groups, [and] community members to receive settlement,” Maggie Fogarty of the American Friends Service Committee said. The workers received settlement for several months of unpaid labor a week after the rally. Their settlement attorney, Lawrence Vogelman, negotiated their salaries with Cottage Builders, the construction division of the Capstone Development Corporation. Capstone Vice President John Acken said the workers were paid in full, but he declined to comment on the amount of payment they received. The locations of the workers, who were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they reported unpaid wages to the Dover Police Department, cannot be disclosed at this time. Fogarty said the workers are safe, healthy and have immigration at-
Friday, April 27, 2012 cepting, however. “The pool is the one thing that townspeople use on the UNH campus,” resident Carol Glover said, explaining that cutting the pool in half would destroy the shallow area that so many children have learned to swim in. “Even if you could maintain the depth proportions, people would still be swimming next to the foundation of a large building.” According to resident Diana Carroll, there is also a historical aspect to consider.
“Not all historic things come in the form of buildings; some come in the form of pools,” she said. “If we truly respect history, we will not change the pool.” Topics addressed the previous week were also brought up once again, including the building of a new center for the arts and of additional undergraduate and graduate housing. Many citizens asked if recreation centers could be added to dorms or other existing buildings. Bencks said that the university felt that it would be inappropriate to do so, and that students should have one main fitness facility. “[A] centralized facility would work better,” Bencks said at the afternoon session. The familiar concerns of retail and public private ventures, as well as the relocation of the equine
facilities, also resurfaced. Residents commented that they were supportive of a new center for the arts, near the downtown area, but opposed any retail development on campus. “I couldn’t find limited retail development in the core values of the university,” Carroll said. “It belongs downtown.” At the afternoon session, attendants lined up at the microphone to share questions and comments. Sarah Hamilton, director of the equine program, attended the afternoon session to readdress concerns about relocation of the equine facilities. She said that the art faculty was involved with consideration about the relocation of the arts center, but that the equine faculty has not been involved with their possible relocation. Hamilton felt that this is because the agriculture and the equine programs are “not viewed as cutting edge or exciting or sexy [like art is].” “When are those concerns [about relocation] going to be addressed?” she asked, adding that the space where the equine facilities could be relocated to is insufficient to the program’s needs. Bencks said that the committee has worked with the deans of each of the colleges about changes to facilities and programs. “We certainly value and recognize the importance of our agricultural programs,” Bencks responded to another resident who expressed concerns about the future of the agricultural programs. “[The university] will continue more focused planning… into the future,” he said. The Campus Master Plan Update will be shown to the public in the fall once again before being presented to President Mark Huddleston.
torneys who are currently engaged in a discussion about their immigration statuses. “While it was certainly a relief for the workers to finally get adequately compensated for the hard work they have done, their lives remain very challenging,” Fogarty said. Acken declined to disclose the identities of the subcontractor and the second-tier subcontractor that were involved on the site, but said they no longer work for Cottage Builders. “Our main concern was that everyone was treated fairly, which is why we immediately launched our investigation,” Acken said. “We went through and investigated the claims of the workers and determined if any payments were still due, and made sure that they were treated fairly.” Paul Stokes, who is a labor inspector for the New Hampshire Department of Labor, was conducting an inspection on the construction site at the time of the protest. He said workers came forward, confirming these allegations at the time. Shortly after the settlement, Cottage Builders invited Stokes onto the Technology Drive construction site to train subcontractors on New Hampshire labor laws. According to Acken, Cot-
tage Builders has worked closely with the NHDOL since they began their investigation. “I went back and talked to subcontractors to make sure they knew what their responsibilities were under New Hampshire law,” Stokes said. “The last few times I was there, everyone was doing what they were supposed to, as far as I can tell.” Stokes said Cottage Builders fired the subcontracting company they hired when their investigation revealed irregularities in business conduct. Cottage Builders immediately volunteered to pay the workers. “Cottage Builders assumed responsibility to control their job site,” Stokes said. “They wanted to make sure the situation was fair and that their workers were paid.” The responsible subcontracting company left the state after the conclusion of the investigation, Stokes said. The NHDOL has not received any complaints about Cottage Builders since the incident. Currently, the construction project is finishing up and is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 1, Acken said. “We are excited,” Acken said. “It’s going to be a terrific year. We’re looking forward to opening.”
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Durham releases town wage figure report online By CONNOR CLERKIN STAFF WRITER
A PDF ﬁle on the town of Durham’s website that provides wage ﬁgures for all of the town’s employees was released recently, and includes elected ofﬁcials that receive a stipend for service. The table-format PDF provides both ﬁrst and last names for each employee, the employee’s title, gross wages, and a breakdown of those wages including salary, overtime pay and merit pay, among other things.
“Employees of the
town of Durham are public employees, and as such it is essential for the public to understand how they are compensated each year.”
Town administrator The creation of this report is not mandatory for the town, but the current town administrator, Todd Selig, believes that it is important for the sake of facilitating the release of information and providing easily understandable access to information for Durham’s citizens. “Employees of the town of Durham are public employees, and as such it is essential for the public
to understand how they are compensated each year,” Selig said in an email. Toward the top of this list are the positions of chief of police, ﬁre chief and town administrator. Number one on the list for 2011 is Selig, with gross wages listed at $116,023.22. According to the document, gross wages include overtime, merit pay, holiday pay, longevity pay, and insurance credit. Following Selig in the top ﬁve highest paid town employees are James Brown, ﬁre captain, with gross wages of $109,939.41; Franklin Daly, police sergeant, with gross wages of $108,982.26; David Kurz, chief of police, with gross wages of $101,956.03; and David Emanuel, ﬁre captain, with gross wages of $98,280.72. Wages are based on the 2011 New Hampshire Municipal Association Wage and Salary Survey that is conducted in communities of New Hampshire such as Dover, Exeter and Portsmouth. Durham, by design, provides wages that are neither the highest nor lowest of the surrounding communities. The administration believes that this is the fairest way to set the pay scale. “We have advocated funding for the various agencies of the town in a manner so as to provide the minimum stafﬁng needed, utilizing hardworking, competent personnel,” Selig said. By consulting the Wage and Salary Survey, it is possible to examine the salaries for all positions of every town in New Hampshire. For many positions, however, only a range of possible salaries is available to view. For instance,
while Durham’s release gives a deﬁnite ﬁgure for the salary of the chief of police, the survey only gives a range. It is still possible to see the differences in salary. Durham’s maximum salary for the chief of police falls between the nearby salaries in Dover and Exeter, while the ﬁre chief salary in Durham is lower than both Exeter and Dover. For the most part, salaries across the board are fairly consis-
tent, at least for towns of similar sizes. There are exceptions, however. It is possible for the ﬁre chief in Manchester to make almost $60,000 more than in any other city in New Hampshire. Nearly all proposals regarding the town budget in Durham are extensively discussed. Proposers are required to prevent detailed analysis justifying logic while also pointing out why the money could be not used in other ways.
The new town budget is expected to increase the municipal portion of the town’s tax rate from $7.57 to $7.61.
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Students receive high honor at National Model UN conference By KERRY FELTNER CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Sixteen students represented UNH at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City this past month. For the ﬁrst time since 2007, UNH received the “Distinguished Delegation” award. The award is the second highest award at the conference. “This particular group demonstrated extraordinary commitment both in preparation and at the conference itself,” UNH political science professor and group advisor Alynna Lyon said. Many students began working on their papers months prior to the simulation and the selection of students to attend New York was competitive. At the conference, many students were up late into the night drafting speeches and working on papers. This was a particularly impressive group, as most of them had not attended the conference before. “While we were waiting for our name to be called once they started with the awards, it was so
nerve-racking,” Danielle Duchesne, president of UNH’s Model UN group, said. “When our name was ﬁnally called, it was such a proud, exciting, and relieving feeling. We knew we had done really well at the conference and were excited about the work we had done, and to be recognized for our dedication and level of involvement at the end of the year is incredible and rewarding.” The National Model United Nations conference in New York City brings together approximately 5,000 students from different countries for a week of interpreting the caucusing, resolution writing and negotiating of the actual United Nations. Model UN provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about international politics and current affairs. Fifty percent of students attending the conference come from outside the U.S., and each school’s delegates are asked to write position papers and submit draft resolutions on various international issues. “The goals of the group going into the week were to participate in
the conference as much as possible, to lead collaborative initiatives to best represent Tanzania’s role as an exceptional state in Africa, and make sure to embody the spirit of the UN with compromise, collaboration, and developing solutions that could be accepted by consensus,” Duchesne said. According to the National Model United Nations website, Model UN was established in 1945 as a simulation of the League of Nations. It is a multidisciplinary organization that attracts students from diverse majors ranging from biology, engineering, international affairs and political science. Students do extensive research on the country they are representing as well as the issues facing that nation. Model United Nations is based on independent research and transforms individual investigation into an active learning exercise. Students gain the experience of research, professionalism, knowledge of global issues and in some cases, understanding of technical issues in security, development, and trade relations.
Students receive “Distinguished Delegation” award at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City. In addition, students who participate in the conference contribute to the international education of a wider campus community and, last fall, the students sponsored a United Nations Day where they provided food, educational speakers and discussion of the relevance of the United Nations in the 21st century, and the issues facing Iran (the country they represented in 2011), according to the group’s press release. As traveling to New York and staying in Manhattan is very expensive, Model UN members also spend considerable time fundraising. This organization enhances the individual student’s international awareness and education as well as supporting the globalization of the UNH campus community. “The year was particularly challenging, and fundraising took a signiﬁcant effort as the university is facing such difﬁcult ﬁnancial times, Lyon said. “President Huddleston was extremely gracious as well as SAFC, the Center for International Education, and the COLA dean’s ofﬁce.” The UNH team also won the award for best position paper in Arms Trade Treaty Group. Some highlights of the experience included visiting with members of the Permanent Mission of Tanzania at the United Nations and attending the closing ceremonies at the actual United Nations, the team said. “Learning about Tanzania and conference processes and writing position papers is the easier part because that is what Model UN is about, and all of the members want to take on those challenges,” Duchesne said. “The real challenge is the search for funds to make payment
deadlines and secure logistics before the conference, as it costs over $9,000 to cover everything from conference fees to transportation.” Main supporters of the UNH Model UN include UNH President Mark Huddleston; Vice President for Student and Academic Services Mark Rubinstein; the Student Activity Fee Commission (SAFC); and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) ofﬁce. “It is important that UNH supports its Model UN team because it provides amazing opportunities and experiences for its members, brings the school to be represented and recognized at an international level, and brings what we learn back to the university by putting on and sponsoring programs,” Duchesne said. Each meeting is directed with the New York conference in mind. “Every meeting we work on some aspect of the conference,” Duchesne said. “This requires putting together an ‘actor proﬁle’ of Tanzania … They must understand the problems and use Tanzania’s position and orientation towards the problems to develop solutions.” The UNH Model UN group has high expectations for the future. “The award has deﬁnitely set the sights higher for Model UN in the future at UNH,” Duchesne said. “The program has really been building up and the award reﬂects all of our hard work. We are deﬁnitely going to continue this trend of progress and continue to achieve, especially with the precedence set this year as a distinguished delegation. We want to become more visible on campus as a prominent and prestigious group to represent the university’s level of scholarship.”
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Archaeology day to unveil ‘Lost Campus’ at UNH By ANDREA BULFINCH FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT
The public is invited to a community archaeology day where anthropology students will reveal clues uncovered through an archaeological dig conducted during the spring semester to reveal the University of New Hampshire’s “Lost Campus.” This is the ﬁrst time an excavation has been conducted on campus, giving students a taste of what it’s like to be an archaeologist. Students enrolled in Meghan Howey’s course, The Lost Campus: The Archaeology of UNH, have been working on the dig located across from the intersection of Garrison Avenue and Brook Way during
their spring semester. The now vacant site was once home to the late Charles Holmes Pettee, a longtime UNH professor and dean. Students have found a variety of historic glassware, including bottle pieces with maker’s marks on them and pearlware ceramics. The ﬁeldwork teaches students about campus life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when most faculty members, including Pettee, lived on campus. A professor, dean, and three-time interim president, the Manchester native served the college from 1876 until his death in 1938. His home, which later became the UNH Department of Housing, was demolished in
2007. “We have found a lot of materials from the house construction itself including bricks, mortar, nails, and siding. We can see different layers of paint on the siding as well so you get a sense of the life history of the house,” Howey said in a statement from the university. “Also, the variation in the nails from historic square-head nails to more recent round nails shows the house was repaired, again giving a sense of the
Dartmouth frat gets threeterm probation for hazing By HOLLY RAMER ASSOCIATED PRESS
CONCORD, N.H. – A Dartmouth College fraternity accused of hazing has been put on probation for three terms and ordered to participate in an extensive series of educational programs. A judicial panel of students, faculty and staff found Sigma Alpha Epsilon guilty of hazing for driving blindfolded pledges off-campus in 2009, expecting them to drink shots of saltwater or alcohol and expecting them to enter a kiddie pool ﬁlled with condiments. But the panel said there was not enough evidence to back up the more egregious allegations made by former member Andrew Lohse, who went public in January with descriptions of the “dehumanizing” experiences he said he witnessed at the fraternity. In a column for the school newspaper, Lohse said the fraternity pressured pledges to swim in a kiddie pool of rotten food, vomit and other bodily ﬂuids; eat omelets made of vomit; and chug cups of vinegar. He called those activities
the norm rather than the exception on the Hanover campus, and he criticized the administration for not doing enough when he made anonymous complaints last year. On Wednesday, he called the sanctions against SAE further proof that the Ivy League school isn’t serious about addressing the broad problem of hazing in the Greek system. Lohse said the college is sending a message to fraternities that they needn’t worry, and essentially telling prospective students and their parents: “We care more about maintaining a broken status quo than we do about instituting real change to protect the health and vitality of our undergraduates. If your child wants to do the right thing and speak up about wrongdoing, or if your child is hazed or sexually assaulted, they simply won’t ﬁnd a friend in an administration more concerned with PR than people.” Based on Lohse’s allegations, Dartmouth charged the fraternity and 27 students, including Lohse, with hazing in February, but dropped the individual charges last month.
life history of the house.” Howey noted there are other locations of interest on campus, such as the site of the barracks built in 1918 when UNH was turned into a training camp for World War I, which later became East and West Hall dorms. Students have discovered the foundation from the barracks, which is located next to the Memorial Union Building. Honors student and course teaching assistant Jillian
Price has earned a Hamel Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships award to excavate the site this summer and to expand archival research on the transformation of UNH into a training camp during World War I. The students will share what they’ve learned this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the public is invited to visit the dig. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
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CAB dominates Leadership Awards, honored seven times By CORINNE HOLROYD STAFF WRITER
On Tuesday, organizations from around campus gathered in the Granite State Room of the Memorial Union Building hoping to be one of 15 award winners at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet hosted by the Ofﬁce of Student Involvement and Leadership. “It seemed like we had more nominations for this year than last year,” Sara Pope, the coordinator of Greek Life, said. “It’s a great problem. The committee had a hard time choosing.” The banquet began around 7 p.m. with a moment of silence for Bob Pettigrew, the Student Activity Fee Committee ﬁnancial consultant for the last 11 years who retired in the fall and passed away in April. A cappella groups The New Hampshire Notables and Maiden Harmony performed two songs each before award winners were announced by members of the Ofﬁce of Student Involvement and Leadership (OSIL). OSIL judges had to choose from over 130 nominations for these awards, trying to choose the best of UNH. “Some orgs were nominated for more than one award, including, but not limited to, CAB, SCOPE, TNH, DXP and Aspiring Hands,” Nate Hastings, coordinator of Stu-
dent Organization Services and Leadership, said. “This nomination total includes all of the individual award nominations as well.” The Campus Activities Board (CAB) and its members won seven awards, including organization of the year. CAB director Connor MacIver said that the organization puts together over 40 “alternate weekend programming” events each year, each of which takes hours of set up.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) and its members won seven awards, including organization of the year. “It feels so great to be recognized for all of the work we have done all year,” MacIver said. “CAB has really had such a successful year this year and it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of all the CAB members who volunteered their time to put on such great events for the university. MacIver also won this year’s award for Student Leader of the Year. “Seeing how many people were nominated for this award, I am
humbled,” he said. “As director of CAB and being an employee of the Ofﬁce of Student Involvement and Leadership, I have worked with so many great student leaders at UNH, so to be chosen for this award was an honor. UNH has such a great student involvement environment with resources and advice available for all student leaders to work with.” Another CAB member winner was Emily Reny, who won the Rookie of the Year Award, given to a member of an organization in their ﬁrst year in that group. “The reason I became so involved this year is because other Cabbies [CAB members] inspired me to do so,” Reny said. “From homecoming to the hypnotist show, Cabbies do a great job with every event they run. The enthusiasm Cabbies have for their work is infectious. I guess that enthusiasm rubbed off on me, too.” Another group that won multiple awards was Aspiring Hands, which won New Student Organization of the Year and Community Service Organization of the Year. Among other volunteer projects, Aspiring Hands organizes between ﬁve and 12 student-volunteer mentors daily who go to Somersworth and help kids with such things as homework. Founder and coordinator Brittany Thompson said it was “a complete honor” to be recognized,
Campus Activities Board (CAB) won the high honor of Organization of the Year at the Student Leadership Awards Banquet on Tuesday. especially “since we’re a new organization.” “I’m thrilled but not surprised [because of] the impact they’ve had on the children in Somersworth and on this campus,” Kate Hanson, the Aspiring Hands advisor, said. The banquet concluded with a speech by Bryan Merrill, the new SAFC chairperson for student senate, who thanked those students exiting UNH, those students who are continuing in their organizations, and those who will join organizations in the future. “To all of you, I wish you the best of luck and a good rest of the year,” he said.
Winners included: Student Leader of the Year: Connor MacIver New Student Org of the Year: Aspiring Hands Phoenix Award: UNH Hillel
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The movies to see before “The Avengers” By EJ LEE
With the release of “The Avengers” just two weeks away, I thought I’d write up a guide on how to mentally prepare yourself to see this movie. From the response so far, this will not be one to miss, so start getting excited and follow this list of movies to see before you see “The Avengers” which opens on May 4. Iron Man (1 and 2) In the ﬁrst “Iron Man,” we met Tony Stark (Robert Downy Jr.), a genius who’s inherited a hugely successful weapons manufacturing business. Tony was captured on a trip to Iraq for a weapons demonstration and was forced to build a replica of his most recent weapon. Instead, he built a massive iron suit to blast his way out and escape. During the capture, he was outﬁtted with a chest plate, which is essentially an electro-magnet, which keeps shrapnel from moving in his bloodstream to his organs. This then becomes what is called an “arc reactor,” and is what keeps the Iron Man suit running. In Iron Man 2, we begin to meet some of the main characters of “The Avengers:” Black Widow
(Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). That’s mainly why it’s an important movie to watch. This sequel is entertaining enough but it’s packed with plot and characters and has a rather anti-climactic ending. If you’re only going to watch one Iron Man movie, stick with the ﬁrst, but the second is still a fun ride.
Captain America In this movie we are being introduced to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a tiny young man from Brooklyn who is determined to enlist during World War II. He’s got a lot of heart and determination, but his tiny body and his asthma hold him back. He enlists in a mysterious special program where he proves himself during boot camp, and as a result he is chosen to be injected with some new science juice that makes him really big and muscled. This juice was made with the help of Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Iron Man’s father. Connections! Steve becomes Captain America, a mascot of the Army during WWII, until he is actually able to go into combat. The action in this movie isn’t well planned out, and the editing is at times very choppy and awkward, but Captain America will be an essential part of The Avengers
(you’ll just have to see this movie to ﬁnd out how that’s possible).
Thor Thor was a mess and I’d tell you not to bother, but unfortunately it shares a villain with “The Avengers,” so unless you’ve seen it, you’re going to be confused. This will be a very basic and brief synopsis; more than a quarter of the movie is spent trying to explain itself. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is one of two sons of the king of the realm of Asgard (another planet). He is arrogant, handsome and powerful. But as you may expect, he does some impulsive things due to his arrogance, and is banished from his home to Earth. There he meets astrophysicists Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard). Thor also attracts the attention of S.H.E.I.L.D, a secret government organization (they play a prominent role in Iron Man 2), who arrive to try and ﬁgure out why there is a giant hammer stuck in a rock in the middle of the desert. There’s also some trouble with Ice Giants, betrayal, etc. It’s very complicated and I really didn’t walk out conﬁdent that I understood it. Again, I’m only recommending this one because these movies will share a villain.
Good vibes felt at Bull Moose’s Record Store Day By DOUGLAS ROBICHAUD CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The Bull Moose Music store was packed-full with music fanatics on Saturday in downtown Portsmouth, to celebrate Record Store Day. Whether it was buying a limited edition copy of a record for a cheaper price or watching free live music being performed in the front corner inside the store, good vibes were felt around the store as everyone came together and enjoyed their love for music. A line of people wrapped around the corner of Congress Street before 6 a.m. to wait for Bull Moose to open its doors. Once opened, people ﬂooded in through the doors to get good deals on the special records, including like Phish, Bruce Springsteen and The Black Keys. Around 300 titles were released speciﬁcally for Record Store Day. Records ranged from cheap to very expensive. Bull Moose’s staff charged less than the manufacture price for the limited edition records. Record Store Day is the biggest day of the year for Bull Moose. Along with the limited edition records, their whole store was tagged with great deals creating a packed crowd of customers all day.
“It’s like our Black Friday,” Brian Lozo, manager of Bull Moose in Portsmouth, said “This is easily the biggest day of the year for us. We are busy all day with people coming in and out to check out the sales, and also the live performances.” Lozo explains how Chris Brown, co-founder of Bull Moose, created Record Store Day and how it’s only ﬁve years old. Lozo said he wanted to create a day that brings together people who love music, whether it’s playing it or listening to it. According to Chris Brown, the “To be had” special release record of the day was “The Ghost That You Are To Me,” by the band Fun. Fun. is a fairly new alternative band whose hit single “We Are Young” has garnered the band much notoriety in recent weeks. In a promotional YouTube video for Record Store Day, Brown states, “I want to give an award to the band that put out the release that I think just exempliﬁes what the special release portion of Record Store Day is all about. We’re going to call this award, forever, the Golden Gear Award. This year’s recipient of the Golden Gear award
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 is actually the band who created the Golden Gear. And the band who made this is none other than the band Fun. and that’s what Record Store Day is supposed to be. It’s supposed to be fun. Fun with a period. Fun. Period.” Bull Moose had three live performances throughout the day. The Kurt Baker Band, Winter Pills and The Mallet Brothers Band all played in the order listed. All bands are fairly local. People gathered around this corner of the store enjoying the energetic music coming from the live performers. Happy tunes got everyone dancing and clapping to the beat. The bands ranged from rock to country, all jamming out to their favorite songs. Record Store Day at Bull Moose brought not only customers from the area, but some die-hard record buyers who made the trip from many miles away. Rob Diefenbach, 57, traveled from his home in Campton, N.H. Diefenbach has traveled to different places for all ﬁve years that Record Store Day has been around. “I’ve been to New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and now Portsmouth. I drove two hours just for the holiday. Haven’t missed out on any of the ﬁve years it’s been around,” he said as he searched through cardboard boxes of old records. Record Store Day happens every third Saturday of April across the world. A part of the holiday is for artists to make special appearances at record stores. This is where artists perform, meet their fans, and release a special record or CD with other promotional products. Record Store Day last year had over 600 artists that made special appearances at record stores across the country. Popular artists who performed included Jack White, Adele, Foo Fighters and Wiz Khalifa.
The New Hampshire
Vagina Monologues try something new By JOEL KOST ARTS EDITOR
Eve Ensler (above and below), American playwright and creator of the Vagina Monologues, interviewed hundreds of women for the production.
After months of delay, the University of New Hampshire’s performances of the Vagina Monologues will be performed this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. The Vagina Monologues, created by American playwright Eve Ensler, is a compilation of true stories told by women across the world. The monologues cover topics from cancer to childbirth, to sexual experiences and abuse, and are meant to raise awareness to stop violence against women. Typically a simple show of women reading monologues on stage, this year’s rendition, put on by SHARPP, will resemble an actual play with characters eating at a dinner table. “We’ve never seen it done this way before,” Sarah Miranda, senior theater major and the director of this year’s staging, said. “It’s traditionally a simple show. It’s deﬁnitely a different take on it.” The idea of a dinner party was inspired by an actual dinner social that Miranda had with her friends. Having each individual monologue woven into conversations would make it all seem more real, she said. “I didn’t want them to be separate. I wanted it to be strong women telling their stories to each other,” Miranda said. “Everyone can relate to talking at a dinner party.” Miranda took the role as director after she made the production her senior capstone project. She believes that the messages the monologues intend to deliver are not well understood across the world. In her opinion, showing the audience an onstage performance of women’s stories and struggles is the best way to educate society. “We want to inform people about these issues creatively,” Miranda said.
“We want to inform people about these issues creatively.”
Sarah Miranda UNH Senior
Freshman Ariel Moniz, one of the actresses of this year’s Vagina Monologues a and member of SHARPP, joined the production for this very reason. Inﬂuenced by her older sister who was also in a staging of the Monologues, Moniz signed up as soon as she found out that UNH was putting on its own production. “They are very important to me,” Moniz said. “They have so much to say about these issues that people aren’t aware of. It takes them into a different world.” Moniz’s character in the show represents all the women in Bosnia who were sexually abused. The character speaks out for “women who don’t have a voice,” she said. The Vagina Monologues will be shown in the Granite State Room and is open to the public. Admission is $8 per person.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
The Sam King Band entertains at Wildcatessen By JOEL KOST ARTS EDITOR
Many students choose to spend their Friday and Saturday nights partying with friends. Others would rather spend their weekend nights in neighboring towns like Portsmouth and Newington. But for the past month, The Sam King Band, a new student band, has been gaining the attention of hundreds of partygoers in front of Wildcatessen every weekend. Charles Weinmann (drummer), Corey Persson (guitarist), Alex Philbrick (bassist), Sam King (singer), and Ian Sleeper (guitarist), make up this new aspiring band. Beginning as jam sessions between Weinmann, Persson, and Sleeper, the group eventually met King at the University of New Hampshire’s The Grind, an open mic night presented by Campus Activities Board (CAB), and decided to form a band. Philbrick, who was friends with Weinmann since the beginning of the fall semester, joined the band soon after it was formed. The band’s title may share the same name as its lead singer, but all of the members stressed that it does not mean King is the main player in the band. The inspiration for the name, as well as for their music, came from bands like the Dave Matthews Band and the John Mayer Trio. “They’re all classy and simple, but it’s a collaborative effort named after one guy,” Weinmann said.
“It’s not just one person writing the songs. We all contribute.” The Sam King Band began playing outside of Wildcatessen after they performed at the UNH Prom. Having not yet satisﬁed their thirst for playing, they sat in front of the convenient-store and 20 to 30 people suddenly ﬂocked to their location. They have been playing outside of Wildcatessen every weekend since their ﬁrst experiment. “We were just expecting a few people to walk by and throw us a quarter, but more people kept coming,” Sleeper said.
“We were just expecting a few people to walk by and throw us a quarter, but more people kept coming.”
Ian Sleeper Guitarist
Since the band’s ﬁrst outing, more than 50 people stop by and sit to watch them play. They estimate that more than 100 people stop by during the night, and they often see familiar faces as they play outside more and more. With Wildcatessen located right next to Stoke Hall, the group has received a number of noise complaints due to their loud music,
but their have fans stood by and supported the band. “Somebody in Stoke goes, ‘Be quiet!’ And everybody goes, ‘Shut up,’” Sleeper said. “It’s good to have loyal followers.” The unique location also offers its fair share of strange encounters. One girl asked to have her arm signed, and instead of cash in the donation case they found a marijuana cigarette. The group is currently scheduled to play at Saturday’s May Day carnival, and is opening for hiphop/rap artist Moufy on May 6 at Tilton School in Tilton, N.H. While the outside sessions have given them a strong following on campus, the members have much higher goals in mind: they plan to take The Sam King Band much farther than UNH. “The goal is to not get practical jobs in our lives and live as musicians. All of us,” King said.
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Clockwise from top right: Ian Sleeper, Corey Persson, Charles Weinmann, and Sam King. Alex Philbrick not in photo.
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New student-run electronic dance organization emerges on campus By BREANNA ST. HILAIRE Contributing Writer
Students who enjoy listening to artists such as Avicii, Skrillex and Deadmau5 can meet others with similar music tastes as part of UNH’s newest student-run organization, the Electronic Dance Music Community (EDMC). The idea for UNH EDMC came from freshman Patrick Flynn. During his time in high school,
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there was a company called Audiophiles, which was created by students who wanted to throw dance parties. Over the years, this company has generated over thousands of dollars in revenue. According to Flynn, the success of Audiophiles was one of the major factors that influenced the creation of UNH EDMC. “I was a club promoter for the clubs Throwed and Symmetry. Both clubs used cutting-edge social media and integrated promotional strategies that I thought could be easily applied in the university setting,” Flynn said. Flynn also stated that he thought a lot of club venues are inconveniently located, and that a club event would be extremely successful if it were located in the middle of a college setting. Flynn was not alone in the creation of this new organization. Nate Seguin, a sophomore, and Daniel O’Brien, a freshman and business manager of UNH EDMC, have helped the organization flourish. Flynn said that without their contributions, the organization would have just remained an idea. “I decided to become involved in UNH EDMC when I left another organization because I didn’t fit in,” Seguin, the promotions director, said. “I started
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DJing and went to the Avicii and David Guetta concerts and just wanted to start doing something with electronic music.” Seguin said that he feels the best part of the club is how everybody is there for the same reason: the music and the fun. UNH EDMC will be hosting its first major event, “Ignition: UNH’s Only Glow Party,” on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Strafford Room of the MUB. Admission is free for students. The headlining act will be Crime Pays, which Patrick Flynn is a part of, along with DJ Shapirø, a WUNH DJ. There will also be support from DJs Barroll/Chaomocha and AShOt. As far as future events for UNH EDMC, they are planning on working closely with the Hi-Fi Music Festival, a 12-hour music event, that will take place on May 5 in the center of the UNH campus on Thompson Hall lawn. According to Flynn, the organization is planning on hosting at least one event a month starting next semester. They also hope to be having some well-known acts come to campus to perform. UNH EDMC will stick to hosting events in the MUB for the near future. Their acts will mainly consist of UNH and night club
The Electronic Dance Music Community (EDMC) is a new student organization that will allow students to connect over their love for electronic music. The organization will be hosting its first event Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Strafford Room of the MUB. DJs, as well as electronic artists. Any students that are interested in playing a gig or want to help out should contact UNH EDMC via their Facebook page. They can also join the organization and meet the other 22 electronic music enthusiasts. UNH EDMC holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in rooms 330 and 332 in the MUB. “We have a lot of ideas for next semester, but the big idea in all of them is a ‘night club’ feel,” Seguin said. “We have a lot of
great plans up our sleeves and it will be a fun semester.”
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Friday, April 27, 2012
UNH uses software to help decrease dining hall food waste By TRAVIS JOSEPH CONTRIBUTING WRITER
With three dining halls on campus and various unlimited meal plans, the amount of food that is churned out of Holloway Commons, Philbrook Hall and Stillings Hall is quite bountiful. This brings forth the question, what is done with all of the extra food that doesn’t get eaten? Accommodating the thousands of students who eat at the dining facilities on a daily basis can seem like a lot of work, but UNH dining staff members are able to do just that, and without much excess food that goes to
In Brief Vt man pleads guilty to fraud involving nonprofits BURLINGTON, Vt. - A former ﬁnancial ofﬁcer at Dartmouth College has pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud involving two nonproﬁt groups in Vermont and new Hampshire. Seventy-nine-year-old Bruce McAllister of Thetford had served as chief ﬁnancial auditor at Dartmouth. He was indicted last fall, accused of misappropriating money while serving as treasurer for the Alpha Theta House, a Dartmouth fraternity; and treasurer for the Meccawe Club, a hunting and ﬁshing club in Bridgewater. Prosecutors said the amount involved is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Burlington Free Press reports McAllister’s lawyer said the amount is not that high. McAllister is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 24.
NH school district designs energy savings plan CLAREMONT, N.H. - A New Hampshire school district is designing an energy conservation plan that aims to save $172,000 in its ﬁrst year. The Claremont School District says it spent $676,000 on utilities in the 2010-2011 school year, with over a third of that amount going toward electricity. The Eagle Times reports school ofﬁcials are being asked to keep blinds closed, adjust boiler settings, and switch off the lights when leaving a room. The district has enlisted a Texas-based ﬁrm to create the conservation plan.
Mail carrier charged with spanking child in NH MANCHESTER, N.H. - A New Hampshire mail carrier has been charged with a misdemeanor assault on a child in his postal vehicle. Police allege the assault happened on 43-year-old Frank Saucier’s mail route in Manchester. They say he let several children into his vehicle and let them “play house” inside. Police said during one of these occasions, Saucier allegedly spanked a 10-year-old boy.
waste. Director of dining services, Jon Plodzik, said that a lot of their food efﬁciency comes from a software program. “We employ a food production software called FoodPro to help determine the food quantities needed based on our menu and acceptability data driven via each item’s recipe,” Plodzik said. “Food waste as a whole is very little at UNH because of that software and the talents of our managerial group. Actively managing the production of food through the entire process allows us to offer anytime, unlimited dining at a cost that is one of the lowest in the country. “As you probably know, our
anytime, unlimited meal plans result in most food items being eaten. There is very little waste associated with our guests,” Plodzik said. “Typically, each patron generates a total of roughly 2.5 ounces per visit by our compost program calculations. We will spend over $8 million on food this year for the program, including retail venues.” No matter how good the software is, there is some excess food that inevitably must be dealt with. “We do donate food that is perishable that we will not be using prior to its expiration date to organizations like [the] Waysmeet [Center] and the Children’s Home in Dover,” Plodzik said. “This sit-
uation typically only happens during the winter break shutdown.” There are also other options that allow the university to store unused food and to keep it sanitary until the next serving. “Products can be safely handled for repurposing and reserving if they are not used upon completion of a meal period, or if we are preparing ahead,” Plodzik said. “We have established procedures involving the handling of items in compliance with the state of New Hampshire Health Code.” As for the quality of food in the dining halls, it is agreed on by many students to be very good. “I really like the food here on
campus. It’s really convenient to be able to grab a bite at anytime of the day,” James Hunter, a junior, said. “You can’t really go wrong with stir fry.”
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Victims of cyberbullying fight back in lawsuits By DORIE TURNER Associated Press
ATLANTA - When a Georgia middle school student reported to police and school officials that she had been bullied on Facebook, they told her there was not much they could do because the harassment occurred off campus. So the 14-year-old girl, Alex Boston, is using a somewhat novel strategy to fight back: She’s slapping her two classmates with a libel lawsuit. As states consider or pass cyberbullying laws in reaction to high-profile cases around the country, attorneys and experts say many of the laws aren’t strong enough, and lawsuits such as this one are bound to become more commonplace. “A lot of prosecutors just don’t have the energy to prosecute 13-year-olds for being mean,” said Parry Aftab, an attorney and child advocate who runs stopcyberbullying.org. “Parents are all feeling very frustrated, and they just don’t
know what to do.” Almost every state has a law or other policy prohibiting cyberbullying, but very few cover intimidation outside of school property. Alex, who agreed to be identified to raise awareness about cyberbullying, remembers the mean glances and harsh words from students when she arrived at her suburban Atlanta middle school. She didn’t know why she was being badgered until she discovered the phony Facebook page. It was her name and information, though her profile picture was doctored to make her face appear bloated. The page suggested Alex smoked marijuana and spoke a made-up language called “Retardish.” It was also set up to appear that Alex had left obscene comments on other friends’ pages, made frequent sexual references and posted a racist video. The creators also are accused of posting derogatory messages about Alex. “I was upset that my friends would turn on me like that,” she told The Associated Press. “I was
crying. It was hard to go to school the next day.” Alex learned of the phony page a year ago and told her parents, who soon contacted administrators at Palmer Middle School and filed a report with Cobb County Police. “At the time this report was taken in May 2011, we were not aware of any cyberbullying law on the books that would take her specific situation and apply it to Georgia law,” said Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce. Police encouraged the Boston family to report the fake account to Facebook. Alex’s family said despite requests to Facebook to take the page down, the company did not do so. The website was taken down around the time the lawsuit was filed a week ago. Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes and Cobb County school officials declined comment on the case. The two students named in the lawsuit haven’t hired an attorney and their parents couldn’t be reached for comment.
The thorny issue of whether schools may censor students who are off campus when they attack online has led to split decisions in federal courts. Administrators and judges have wrestled over whether free speech rights allow students to say what they want when they’re not at school. Justin Layshock of western Pennsylvania was suspended after he created a MySpace parody in 2005 that said his principal smoked marijuana and hid beer behind his desk. The suspension was overturned by a federal judge, who found that school officials failed to show the student’s profile disrupted school operations. The judge’s decision was later upheld by an appeals court. In West Virginia, Kara Kowalski sued school officials after she was suspended from her high school for five days in 2005 for creating a web page suggesting another student had a sexually transmitted disease. A federal appeals court upheld the suspension, dismissing Kowalski’s argument that the school shouldn’t punish her because she created the site at home. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear either case. Jason Medley, of Houston, filed a defamation lawsuit in June against three of his daughter’s classmates. The classmates were accused of filming themselves making false sexual remarks about his daughter and posting the video to Facebook. The complaint was settled months later with apologies from the girls and a small donation to charity, Medley’s attorney Robert Naudin said.
“The girls involved likely now understand the wrongful nature of what they did and the harm that can come of such conduct,” he said. “They made a donation out of their allowances to a charitable organization that fights against cyberbullying.” In Georgia, lawmakers have given school administrators new powers to punish students if they bully others at school, but legislation that would expand the laws to include text messages and social media sites never reached a vote this year. Seven states have added offcampus harassment to their bullying laws in recent years, though Georgia is not one of them. “Cyberbullying really goes beyond the four walls of the school or the four corners of the campus, because if you use a cellphone, PDA or social media site, then those activities follow the child both into the school and out of the school,” said House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, a Democrat from Atlanta who co-sponsored the legislation that would have expanded Georgia’s bullying law. “It’s important for the state to really get ahead of this. It’s already happening, but it’s going to be more exacerbated and more difficult the longer we go.” Alex and her family have started a petition to encourage lawmakers to strengthen Georgia’s law. Her lawsuit seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages. “At first blush, you wouldn’t think it’s a big deal,” said Alex’s attorney, Natalie Woodward. “Once you actually see the stuff that’s on there, it’s shocking.”
New England officials testify at storm hearing By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. - Spurred by major storms that have left millions of New Englanders without power, a Senate committee is questioning what can be done at the federal level to better prepare for and respond to natural disasters. New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Massachusetts Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown requested Thursday’s hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene and a freak October snowstorm. The latter left more than 2 million utility customers without power in New England - some for as long as 11 days - and senators said they wanted to explore and expose any defects in utility preparation and response that may have slowed restoration efforts. The panel heard from John Bilda, manager of Norwich Public Utilities, a municipally owned utility in Norwich, Conn., that has taken numerous steps to maximize reliability - including cross-training workers to do both construction
and electric line work, creating a “micro-grid” system for use during emergencies, and participating in a regional mutual aid system. Calling the Norwich utility a model for the rest of the nation, Blumenthal said Congress should provide incentives for other utilities to create micro-grids, which ensure that at least part of a community has power during a disaster, and ensure every state has access to similar mutual aid. “We received strong aid eventually from mutual assistance groups, but it took time, and that’s why the process needs to be strengthened,” he said, describing his travels around the state after Tropical Storm Irene and the October storm. “What I found was senior citizens and families in shelters,” he said. “There were real life -threatening emergencies that existed.” But expanding those efforts to other states would be complicated because of jurisdictional issues regarding distribution and transmission of power, officials said. Norman Bay of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said his office is about a month away from releasing a final report the October storm.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
Drug-overdose antidote is put in addicts’ hands By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin. His mother ran outside, frantically assembling a pen-like canister. Her heart pounding, she dropped to her knees and used the device to deliver two squirts up her son’s nostrils. Within minutes, his eyes opened, color returned to his face, and he sat up - brought back from a potentially lethal overdose by a drug commonly known by its old brand name, Narcan. The drug, widely sold under its generic name, naloxone, counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. for decades. But in the past few years, public health officials across the nation have been distributing it free to addicts and their loved ones, as well as to some police and firefighters. Such giveaways may have saved more than 10,000 lives since the first program was started in 1996 in Chicago, according to a survey by the Harm Reduction Coalition, a national group that works to reduce the consequences of drug use. Opponents say that making the antidote so easily available is an accommodation to drug use that could make addicts less likely to seek treatment. The objections are not unlike those raised decades ago when addicts were first issued clean needles to curb the spread of AIDS. But Wohlen and his mother see things differently. “I just didn’t want to be that mother standing next to that casket,” Linda Wohlen said. Supporters of the distribution programs say getting naloxone into drug users’ homes saves lives that might otherwise be lost waiting for an ambulance. “The question has always been: How can we get people treat-
ed before they die? If an overdose of the drug is taken at home, you won’t have enough time to get that patient to the emergency room before respiratory depression leads to death,” said Dr. Russell Portenoy, chairman of pain medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. The problem has become more urgent: Heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. nearly doubled over the last decade, from 1,725 in 1999 to 3,278 in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the same period, deadly overdoses from opiate-like drugs, including painkillers, have nearly quadrupled, from 4,030 to 15,597.
Opponents say that making the antidote so easily available is an accommodation to drug use that could make addicts less likely to seek treatment. Naloxone works by blocking certain drug receptors in the brain. It has no effect on alcohol or cocaine overdoses but can be used against such painkillers as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin. Normally available only by prescription, it is issued to people like Linda Wohlen through 50 programs in more than 188 locations around the country, including Baltimore, New York and San Francisco, according to the survey, published in February by the CDC. Thousands of people have been trained to use injectable and nasal spray forms of the drug. Other countries are also distributing the drug to the public, including Britain, Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. Most of the U.S. programs are run by state or local health departments and addiction support groups. “If you’ve ever talked to
a parent who watched their kid overdose, you wouldn’t wonder why we are doing this,” said Hilary Jacobs, deputy director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services in Massachusetts, where state officials began a distribution program in 2007 that they say has saved about 1,300 lives. The state has spent about $841,000 issuing free naloxone, each dose costing the Public Health Department $16. In New Mexico, which has one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, health officials estimate the statewide naloxone distribution program that began in 2001 has counteracted 3,000 overdoses. In Wilkes County, N.C., an Appalachian area with an alarmingly high rate of prescription drug deaths, a nonprofit organization called Project Lazarus has taken a slightly different approach: It persuaded doctors to prescribe naloxone in tandem with painkillers to certain patients. The practice, along with an all-out education campaign, has been credited by the organization with reducing overdose deaths 69 percent between 2009 and 2011. Fred Wells Brason II, chief executive of Project Lazarus, said he had never heard of naloxone when the group began to develop its overdose prevention plan. “Then I found out it was used in emergency rooms to reverse opiate overdoses,” he recalled. “My first question was, ‘Well, that’s great, but not one person from Wilkes County who overdoses made it that far. They were all found at home dead.’” William Breault, a neighborhood activist in Worcester, Mass., opposed the distribution site set up in his city. “I just feel that the focus and our dollars should be getting people off drugs, into recovery and treatment,” he said. “This policy is one of accommodation to anti-social behavior. Absolutely, it sends a false message that this is the silver bullet, this will take care of you if you overdose.” Police in Quincy, Mass., be-
gan carrying naloxone in late 2010, courtesy of the state, after grappling with one of the highest non-fatal overdose rates in Massachusetts. Since then, officers have used it to reverse 69 overdoses. Patrolman Michael Brandolini said he once saved two people in a single day: a man whose mother found him unconscious in his bedroom, and a man lying in a snowbank. “I think it’s fine in the hands of first responders - police, fire and paramedics,” Brandolini said. “Personally, I have reservations about giving it to the addicts themselves. I think it may give them a false sense of security.” He said he worries addicts will think they can administer naloxone to themselves, when it is almost always given by someone else - a friend or loved one - because the drug user loses consciousness. The Food and Drug Administration, together with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the CDC, held a workshop earlier this month to gather public opinion on making naloxone more widely available. Among those testifying were advocates for distribution programs, those who believe the antidote should be made available over the counter, and those opposed to its use by anyone but doctors and emergency workers. In Massachusetts, Wohlen said he was angry rather than grateful when he woke up that night two years ago, his high suddenly gone, replaced by withdrawal symptoms that he described as feeling like a terrible case of the flu. Wohlen was out on bail for robbing a fast-food restaurant when he overdosed, and was sent back to prison because of his drug use. Now serving five to seven years behind bars in Massachusetts, the 28-yearold said in a recent prison interview that he is clean and has signed up for a prison training program to learn the heating and ventilation trade. He said the naloxone that his mother used made it possible: “I might be dead if she hadn’t done it.”
Bill unanimously outlaws taxing Internet access in NH By NORMA LOVE Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. - The Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted Thursday to outlaw taxing Internet access in hopes of clearing up confusion over how a tax is being applied 22 years after it was created. State law currently does not define Internet access and was written before the Internet was widely used. It also was written before the invention of 3G and 4G wireless networks, which allow access to the Internet over smart phones. Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse told his committee Thursday that some companies are charging the 7 percent Communications Services Tax on access and data plans while others are not. He said state revenue officials are telling companies that they must pay the tax if their offerings to consumers are bundled, and he wants to put a stop to it.
“This (proposal) is very simple: New Hampshire is not going to tax the Internet,” Morse said. Morse estimated if the bill is not passed New Hampshire consumers would pay an additional $6 million in taxes next year.
is very simple: New Hampshire is not going to tax the Internet.”
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The committee voted 7-0 to recommend that the full Senate pass a bill to prohibit taxing the charges consumers pay to gain access to the Internet through broadband and
wireless connections. The tax would continue to be charged on two-way phone use, other voice communications and text messaging. The state Department of Revenue told the committee Morse’s amendment would not accomplish his goal, but Morse urged the committee to move ahead anyway. Companies self-report the tax, and Morse said any issues that arise from state audits over their failure to comply with his proposed law could be ironed out later. Revenue Commissioner Kevin Clougherty insisted in a letter to the committee Thursday that New Hampshire has not and does not tax the Internet. He said it is up to the telecommunications companies to separate taxable two-way voice and text communications from bundled charges that include access and data fees to avoid being taxed on the total charge.
“Retailers are allowed to disaggregate their charges to identify the two-way communication portion of their charges, thus eliminating any possible taxation of Internet access,” Clougherty wrote. Witnesses representing Verizon, Comcast and the New England Cable and Telecommunications Association testified in support of the legislation. “It provides long-needed clarity and certainty as to whether the Communications Services Tax applies to Internet access service,” said Lisa Thorne, director of public policy for Verizon for New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. “This certainty will resolve a fractured situation where some Internet access providers have been collecting the tax from customers and others, including Verizon Wireless, have not, and place all providers - and more importantly all New Hampshire customers - under the same, clear set of rules.”
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NH Brief NH brewery worker was newlywed, expectant father PORTSMOUTH,- A worker who died of injuries suffered when a beer keg exploded at a New Hampshire brewery was a newlywed with a baby on the way. Twenty-six-year-old Ben Harris of Newington died Tuesday after the explosion at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth. His wife, Alysha Miller Harris, tells the Portsmouth Herald the couple had been married for almost a month. She said he was looking forward to being a father. Fire officials said Harris was filling kegs with pressurized air as part of a cleaning process when the explosion happened. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
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Diving into change Reduction in size of pool necessary for Hamel expansion
he UNH Master Plan has been the point of contention for many students and residents of Durham in the past few weeks. A modiﬁed plan was presented in two more forums this past Tuesday. The modiﬁed plan addressed, in part, the concerns of those who were against the developments on UNH’s agricultural ﬁelds that were presented in the original plan. Now, another issue has sprung up. Durham residents are unhappy with the possibility of an expansion to the Hamel Rec Center cutting out part of the adjacent outdoor pool. Residents argued that the pool, built in 1938, has long been a part of Durham’s community, uniting residents in the summertime. The pool is a part of the town’s history, the residents contended. At some point, however, a compromise has to be reached. The master plan has been opposed at every turn. But the expansion of the Hamel Rec Center is something that the university has long needed. And it’s clear that it can be done while
keeping the outdoor pool intact. Complaints of the rec center being undersized are nothing new. It was built in 1995 for a campus with less than 10,000 students. UNH currently enrolls nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The student senate has proposed and passed countless resolutions urging the administration to expand the gym. They have fallen on mostly deaf ears.
The time has come for there to be concrete plans that ensure Hamel will be expanded to fit the population it serves. Funding has been the main problem. But at the very least, the master plan is a real commitment to creating more recreational space for students. Overcrowding and Hamel have become synonymous. An
expansion is long overdue. The master plan represents a change to the Durham that many have come to know and love. Residents and students alike rallied against the proposed development north of Main Street, on the West Edge of campus. The possible changes would have been a stain on what has historically been farmland and handicapped UNH’s agricultural programs. The history of Durham has to be respected. That has been one of the main themes at the forums over the past two weeks. But however inconvenient, the university will continue to grow and some changes will be needed. For almost a decade, students have been packed into a recreation facility that is far too small. The time has come for there to be concrete plans that ensure Hamel will be expanded to ﬁt the population it serves. Keeping this expansion as part of the Campus Master Plan is the ﬁrst step in that process.
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Rediscovering the world of The Oddsmaker Harry Potter online 90%
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f you’re an avid Harry Potter fan like myself, you know what happened last week. It took over your life the second you finally received your email and entered into the wizarding world we all love. No longer only accessible to the lucky few, Pottermore is now available to all. Pottermore is an interactive world created by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling in which users can explore the series in a whole new way. You are given a choice of usernames and then you are brought back to the very beginning when Harry was still that tiny baby placed on the doorstep of 4 Privet Drive. This is a great idea to make books interactive online, and I think it’s especially important for Harry Potter fans now that the movie franchise has come to an end. Although I have previously expressed my displeasure towards e-books, Pottermore is a completely different experience. Fans are able to explore the books even more in-depth and read Rowling’s never released thoughts and notes about certain characters, objects and places. It is really quite interesting how this whole world lives in her head even though she wasn’t able to put all of it into the books. As you work your way through the books, you explore each chapter, which are all broken down into two or three “moments.” You can collect objects, such as chocolate frogs, and unlock objects in order to read Rowling’s thoughts. After being picked up by Hagrid in chapter four, you are able
Friday, April 27, 2012
t is no secret that, three years since the official end of the recession, many of the world’s economies are still in terrible shape. Here in the United States, unemployment has been above 8 percent for three years. In Europe, public discontent with the state of the economy has caused political shockwaves, most recently in the Netherlands and France. Nonetheless, one of the key problems facing governments today — a problem known as “dynamic inconsistency” — has largely gone unacknowledged outside of the confines of the academic economics community. The economy depends not only on past and current policy decisions but also on the public’s expectations of future government policies. For example, long-term real interest rates have a far greater effect on the current state of the economy than short-term nominal interest rates do. But current longterm real interest rates are strongly dependent on current expectations of future short-term nominal interest rates — which are determined
On Technology Katherine Gardner to explore Diagon Alley to pick out school supplies and have your wand pick you. Once on the Hogwarts Express, you meet Ron and Hermione and are on your way.
It’s a great place for a fan base as large as Harry Potter’s to all come together and explore the world we love in a whole new way. When you arrive at Hogwarts, you must experience the most nerve-wracking part of the whole experience: The Sorting Ceremony. After answering a few questions about your personality and interests, the all-knowing hat decides where to place you. I got Hufflepuff. Don’t judge. The whole site also has a great sense of community, which you’re
able to explore more once you are sorted into your house. You can compete in wizard duels to earn points, and much like Facebook, you can send friend requests to anyone you’d like. I think it’s a great place for a fan base as large as Harry Potter’s to all come together and explore the world we love in a whole new way. Bringing Harry Potter to the Internet and making it into an interactive experience was a perfect idea, especially for the younger generation. Many young children have probably seen the movies, but I’m guessing few have read the books yet. Being able to explore the books and read online while watching everything play out in front of them is a great way to begin reading the seven books. I think this site is a lot more special for people our own age, though, seeing as we’ve grown up alongside these now infamous characters. Being able to receive our letter to Hogwarts, pick out our owl, and leave the Muggle world behind has been our dream since we were about eight years old. I’ve even been thinking of rereading the series this summer now that I know more of Rowling’s insights into the characters and events. One of the site’s features is that you are now able to purchase all of the books as e-books, which I will not be doing. This summer I’ll be lugging around my five-pound copy of The Deathly Hallows under one arm, with my laptop open to Potermore under the other.
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by the Federal Reserve — and inflation. Thus, the Fed’s ability to influence the economy is primarily due to its ability to shape people’s expectations of its future policies, not from its current policies per se. These facts result in a problem known as “dynamic inconsistency,” which is most easily illustrated with a non-economic example. Last summer, I worked for a non-governmental organization that has a strict policy of not paying ransoms if one of its volunteers is taken hostage. Imagine that the NGO did not follow this rule, but instead made ransom decisions in a discretionary manner. In this case, the NGO’s optimal strategy would be to pay today’s ransoms (to save the lives of current hostages) and promise never to pay ransoms in the future (to deter future hostage-takers). However, if another hostage situation were to occur, the NGO’s optimal strategy would be, once again, to pay the ransom. Of course, hostage-takers would recognize this inconsistency, so the NGO’s promise to never again pay
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ransoms is meaningless. However, by committing to a rule to never pay ransoms, the NGO is better able to deter hostage-takers than if it made its decisions in a discretionary manner.
The economy depends not only on past and current policy decisions but also on the public’s expectations of future government policies. In 1977, economists Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott,
who were later awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, showed that dynamic inconsistency is pervasive when macroeconomic policies are set in a discretionary manner. For example, if the Fed were given discretionary powers, it would always have an incentive to promise tight monetary policy tomorrow (to keep inflation expectations in check) while adopting a loose policy today (to keep unemployment low). However, the public will realize this inconsistency, and the Fed will face a worse trade-off between unemployment and inflation than if it committed to a policy rule. Even if policymakers are perfectly omniscient and altruistic, discretionary policies will still be sub-optimal. Over the last four years, the Federal Reserve has continued to face dynamic inconsistency problems, but in reverse. Since we are currently in a “liquidity trap,” the Fed is unable to reduce interest rates to the level needed to keep the economy at full employment. In this situation, the Fed’s optimal
discretionary policy is to promise to keep interest rates low even after the economy has exited the liquidity trap, thereby reducing longerterm interest rates today. However, as soon as the economy actually recovered, the Fed would have the incentive to renege on its promise in order to keep inflation in check. Of course, since the public realizes this fact, the Fed’s promise is not credible, and its discretionary policies are not succeeding. In fact, much of the pre-2008 literature on the liquidity trap was explicitly concerned with designing rules-based monetary policies that would get the economy out of the liquidity trap. These policy rules almost certainly would have produced far better results over the last four years than what we have seen. While there certainly are reasonable arguments in favor of discretionary policy, it is hard to deny that a decent rules-based monetary policy would have performed as poorly over the last four years as the discretionary policies that were actually enacted.
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TRACK & FIELD
Five Wildcats place first at quad-meet STAFF REPORT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE
Five Wildcats claimed firstplace finishes as the University of New Hampshire men’s outdoor track & field team placed second in a quad-meet at the College of the Holy Cross’ Hart Track on Tuesday afternoon. New Hampshire racked up 152 points to finish behind Rhode Island (215), but ahead of Holy Cross (149) and Worcester State (134). Senior Brice Paey captured the shot put with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 56-02.00, edging out the next closest competitor by over 0500. Junior Cameron Lyle was third at 47-07.00. Senior Max Hoddwells won the long jump with a leap of 2102.50, while freshman Nicholas Pesaturo took third at 20-05.25. On the track, senior Tyler Dinnan claimed first-place in the 1,500 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 4:00.09, while sophomore Cory Sinotte was runner-up at 4:04.81. Sophomore Kevin Greene won the 800 meters in a time of 1:53.05, while fellow sophomore Eric Stys was third at 1:55.37. UNH swept the top three spots in the 5,000 meters, paced by junior Kent Harlow with a winning time of 15:13.31. Senior Alexander Beaulieu and sophomore John Corona were second and third, re-
Sophmore Kevin Greene won the 800 meter race on Tuesday. The Wildcats won five events at the quad meet in Worcester, Mass. spectively, in times of 15:16.00 and 15:31.71. In the 400 meters, freshmen Isaiah Penn and Andrew Albin finished second and third, respectively, in times of 49.65 and 50.48. Junior Chris Dupuis took third in the hammer throw with an IC4Aqualifying toss of 176-03.
Junior Matthew Guarente was third in the high jump with a cleared height of 6-04.00, while sophomore George Jumpp was third in the discus with a toss of 143-02. The Wildcats return to action on April 26-28 when they travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to take part in the Penn Relays.
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Kate Keagins, a senior from Bay Shore, N.Y., recorded nine points (seven goals, two assists), five ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls to lead the UNH women’s lacrosse team to victory against Columbia (14-8) and UMBC (12-11) last week. In the most recent game – her last home game as a Wildcat at Memorial Field – the midfielder tallied two goals, two assists, four ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls against UMBC. Keagins helped secure the victory in the closing minutes. With 90 seconds remaining and UNH leading 11-10, UMBC had an open net on a restart but Keagins stick-checked the ball free, corralled the ground ball, went the length of the field and assisted on what proved to be the game-winning tally with 51 seconds to play. Last Wednesday (April 18) at Columbia, Keagins netted a seasonhigh five goals. She scored three times during UNH’s decisive 9-1 first-half run, and that included consecutive goals 94 seconds apart. Keagins, one of four captains on the 2012 squad, has started 13 of 14 games this season and leads the team in goals (29), points (36), ground balls (28), caused turnovers (26) and draw controls (33). With those numbers, she leads the America East conference in caused turn-
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Sports Briefs Puccia named AE Rookie of the week Laura Puccia, a freshman midfielder on the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, was named America East Rookie of the Week by the league office on Monday afternoon. Puccia has received the honor twice this season, as she was previously feted March 26. Puccia recorded eight points (six goals, two assists) as well as one ground ball and two draw controls to lead UNH to victory against Columbia University (14-8) and UMBC (12-11) last week. Puccia scored a team-high four goals last Saturday vs. UMBC to help keep UNH’s playoff hopes alive. Her first goal of the game gave the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish (2-1 at 26:26 of the first half). Her second tally was the last of a six-goal spurt that put the ‘Cats ahead 10-2. Puccia then scored on a free position to make the score 11-9 at 8:14 and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal when she gave UNH a 12-10 lead with 51 seconds remaining. Earlier in the week, Puccia tallied four points (two goals, two assists) at Columbia. She scored on six of nine shots (.667 shooting percentage), including 3-for-3 on free-position shots, in the two games. Puccia, who has started 13 of 14 games this season, is ranked second on the team in goals (28), free-position goals (five), points (35) and draw controls (21); she is tied for the team lead in shots with 58. Puccia has an active eight-game goal-scoring streak in which she has recorded 28 points (22 goals, six assists). Her season highlights include a five-goal, one-assist effort against 12th-ranked Vanderbilt in which she also tallied five draw controls. Puccia opened her career with a goal in five consecutive games, and the March 18 game vs. Fairfield is the only one she has not recorded a point. New Hampshire returns to action April 28 at Stony Brook University. The Wildcats will secure the No. 3 seed of the America East Championship tournament with a win, but will miss the tourney with a loss. UNH closes the regular season May 1 at Boston College.
Guarente in student-athlete spotlight Matthew Guarente, a junior from Saugus, Massachusetts, tied for fifth place in the high jump at the Larry Ellis Invitational that was held April 2021 at Princeton University’s Weaver Stadium. He cleared a height of 6 feet, 4.75 inches, which is his best mark of the 2012 outdoor season. Guarente took top honors in the high jump in a home tri-meet against the University of Maine and College of the Holy Cross on April 7 with a mark of 6-4. One week earlier, he also won the high jump in a tri-meet against the host school, Maine, and Bates College. During the 2011-12 indoor season, Guarente tied for third in the high jump at the America East Conference Championship meet with a leap of 6-5. His other indoor highlights included runner-up in a home tri-meet against Maine and Vermont (on Feb. 11), third place at both the Dartmouth Classic (19 competitors) and Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games (16 student-athletes) with a season-best mark of 6-6. As a freshman in 2009-10, Matthew placed third in the high jump at both the America East indoor and outdoor championships. Last year, he was the high jump titlist at both the America East indoor and outdoor championships and went on to a fourth-place finish at the New England Championship (both indoor and outdoor), as well as ninth place at the 2011 IC4A Indoor Championship.
Maguire sets school record at Penn Relays
Kate Keagins scored a season-high five goals in one game last week against Columbia. She has compiled 131 points in her career at UNH. overs per game (1.86) and is ranked 13th nationally in that statistic. Dating back to the 2011 season, Keagins has tallied a point in 19 consecutive games with 46 points (34g, 12a) in that span. She also has an active 17-game goalscoring streak. In 66 career games, Keagins has compiled 93 goals and 38 assists for 131 points. Her other numbers include 105 ground balls, 104 draw controls and 93 caused turnovers. Last year as a junior, Keagins
was one of two Wildcats to record double digits in goals, assists, ground balls, caused turnovers and ground balls. She led the team in assists, points, GB, CTO and shots, and also ranked fourth in both goals and draw controls. Keagins was an America East All-Conference First Team selection in 2010, when she ranked second on the team in both assists and points as well as ground balls and draw controls. She was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team in 2009.
Junior Keely Maguire set a school record in the 3,000 meters as the University of New Hampshire track & field teams opened competition at the prestigious Penn Relays on Thursday. Maguire finished sixth in the 24-runner field in the College Championship division of the 3,000 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 9:33.76. Maguire, the lone UNH women’s competitor, set a new school record in the event and also qualified for the ECAC Championships. Maguire placed 13th in the 10,000 meters at the Penn Relays last season and went on to capture a New England title and qualify for the NCAA East Regional in the event. The Wildcats return on Friday, April 27 to conclude action at the Penn Relays, starting with senior junior Matthew Guarente in the high jump at 10 a.m. Senior Brice Paey will compete in the shot put at 11:15 a.m. and the distance medley relay team will race at 4 p.m.
Season of ‘Inside Wildcat Country’ ends April 28 The season-ending episode of Inside Wildcat Country, the University of New Hampshire athletic department’s monthly magazine show, is set to air on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. on WBIN-TV. Please check your local listings as well as unhwildcats.com for encore presentations of this month’s episode. Inside Wildcat Country debuted in October and offers fans an in-depth look at the inner workings of UNH athletics, showcasing unique feature stories, game recaps and highlights. In this month’s episode and season finale, Inside Wildcat Country will present the accomplished career of track & field’s senior shot put thrower, Brice Paey, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at UNH spring football. Additionally, the show will take a look at a talented senior duo leading the women’s lacrosse team and will cap off with a season-ending highlight package, displaying the best of UNH athletics from this past year.
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continued from page 20 defensive end drills to see how well I could rush the passer.” McNally feels as if his biggest contribution to an NFL squad would be his work ethic and desire to contribute. He hopes that NFL teams who are thinking about either drafting him, or potentially signing him as an undrafted free agent catch those traits. “The biggest thing I could bring to a team is just hard work. Whether it’s on the special teams [or] whether it’s on practice squad,” McNally said. “Whatever they want me to do, at this point in my career it doesn’t matter to me as long as I’m just helping the team win.” Another member of the UNH football team who is hoping to see his dream come true during this weekend’s NFL draft is defensive end James Jenkins. Jenkins, who was also a participant in UNH’s pro day back in March, has felt a decent amount of anxiety while participating in the draft process. “[The draft process] has been nerve-wracking,” Jenkins said. “Trying to figure out what my position is and where I am in the draft pool. I’ve been talking to my agent and he’s been giving me some positive feedback.” From Jenkins’ discussions with his agent, getting his name out there for franchises at all levels is extremely important. “I don’t know what’s going to happen, if I’m going to go late in the draft or if I have be considered an undrafted free agent.” Jenkins said. “So far my agent has been putting my name out there for me.
Senior quarterback Kevin Decker may not be Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, but that does not dash his hopes of getting his chance to be on a NFL roster. He, along with fellow seniors James Jenkins and Brian McNally, will find out whether they have a shot to be signed this weekend. He’s spoken to about half of the teams in the league and a couple of guys in the Canadian Football League.” Jenkins said no matter where he goes, the chance of getting to play football on a professional level would be a dream come true. He is aware there are challenges up ahead, but is ready to
receive his shot. “The biggest challenge [when adjusting to the NFL] would be being overwhelmed,” Jenkins said. “It’s always been a dream of mine getting to that next level. It would be a reality shock, like, ‘I’m here, now I have to do everything in my power to keep my position and let them
know that I deserve to be here.’ Whether it’s offense, defense, special teams, or water boy, I’m going to do whatever I can to earn my spot.” McNally, Jenkins and quarterback Kevin Decker – UNH’s other NFL prospect who could not be reached for comment – all hope to be the first player from
UNH to be drafted since cornerback Corey Graham was taken 168th overall in the 2007 draft by the Bears. NFL draft coverage continues this weekend on ESPN, with rounds two through three kicking off Friday at 7 p.m., and rounds four through seven continuing on Saturday at noon.
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continued from page 20 field goals made (535), fifth in free throws made (297), and 10th alltime in steals (115). Senior guard Ryan Herrion received the fifth annual Coach Gerry Friel Award, given to the player who best exemplifies teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, and academics. Gerry Friel, who passed away Aug. 20, 2007 at the age of 64, is UNH basketball’s all-time winningest coach, having compiled 188 wins from 1969-1989. Senior forward Brian Benson garnered Rebounder of the Year honors for the second straight year, finishing the season tied for first in the conference with 8.6 boards per contest. Benson ranked second all-time in program history in blocks (79) and eighth all-time in rebounds (642). A standout in the classroom as well, Benson was named to the America East All-Academic Team for the third time in as many seasons. Junior guard Chandler Rhoads earned the team’s Defensive Player of the Year award for the second consecutive season. Rhoads, who was named to the America East All-Defensive Team for the second time in as many sea-
Senior forward Brian Benson was among those honored at the team’s annual awards banquet. Benson was named Rebounder of the Year after averaging 8.6 boards per contest, tied for first in the conference. sons, proved once again to be the defensive stopper for the Wildcats this past winter. Rhoads also contributed on the offensive end, posting 11.2 points per game and 2.7 assists per game during his junior campaign. The Wildcats put together another successful season, finishing their fourth straight season with
double-digit victories. UNH went 13-16 overall, earning the No. 5 seed in the America East tournament, but fell to fourthseeded Albany in the quarterfinals. The senior trio of Abreu, Benson and Herrion were recognized for their years of commitment and dedication to the New Hampshire men’s basketball program.
UNH will be hosting playoff baseball at the Wildcat Diamond this weekend. The Wildcats will get a chance to compete for the NECBA at 8 p.m., with a win taking them to the championship game which would be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
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Senior defensive end Brian McNally is one of three Wildcats – along with senior quarterback Kevin Decker and senior defensive end James Jenkins – who participated in UNH’s pro day on March 22. Each is hoping to hear their name get called over the course of the weekend.
Senior Alvin Abreau was honored as the men’s basketball team MVP at the team’s annual banquet. Abreu ended his Wildcat career after leading the team to a loss against Albany in the AE tournament. STAFF REPORT THE NEW HAMPShire
Four players received awards, the squad’s three seniors were recognized and the team and its extended staff were recently honored at the annual, season-ending University of New Hampshire men’s basketball awards banquet at Holloway Commons on the UNH campus. Senior guard Alvin Abreu was recognized for his impressive season as he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the second time after leading the Wildcats to double-digit wins for the fourth straight season. He was named to
the America East All-Conference Second Team for the second time in his career and ranked eighth in the conference in scoring with 13.5 points per game. Abreu, who became the 27th player in program history to score 1,000 career points during the 2009-10 campaign, was also recognized for an outstanding tenure in Durham over the past five seasons. The senior captain wrapped up his Wildcat career ranked third all-time in scoring (1,583), as well as first in games played (118) and minutes played (3,879), fourth in 3-pointers made (216), fourth in M BBALL continued on page 19
NFL draft a chance for UNH players to fulfill dreams By JUSTIN LORING STAFF WRITER
Every boy who has ever played organized football has dreamed of being selected in the NFL draft. For 253 college athletes, those dreams will become a reality this weekend. For some people, the NFL draft is the greatest part of the football season. This is where your favorite team can make or break their franchise. Many know the top choices, but still up in the air is are the players from the smaller FCS schools that can make an impact in the league. Three of UNH’s own hope to hear their name called over the weekend, with the hope that they
can make that impact. Leading up to that moment when players find out whether or not they will be joining one of 32 NFL rosters, players have to go through intense evaluation. “It’s been a long process,” Brian McNally, UNH defensive end and NFL prospect, said. “You start off preparing for the pro day. Once the pro day happens, you wait and see what happens. Teams call, show interest in you, ask for [game] film.” Then when the pro day arrives, the players are given a chance to showcase what skills they have that make them a valuable prospect. “[At the pro day] you go through everything you see at the
NFL combine … the non-football drills. At the end, they put you through the actual football drills, what you’re going to be doing in a game-like situation,” McNally said. While McNally played defensive end during his career with the Wildcats, scouts wanted to see if he could play an outside linebacker position at UNH’s pro day. This practice is typical to the NFL draft scouting process, as teams look to see what players are versatile. “They put me in linebacker drills at first, looking to see how I could drop [into pass coverage],” McNally said. “Then they put me in DRAFT continued on page 19
Wildcats honor senior class at team banquet STAFF REPORT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE
The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team honored its players at its annual awards banquet on Sunday, April 22, at Holloway Commons. The senior class, consisting of Brad Hilton, Alex Russell and Caleb Shaw, were among the honorees for their contributions as members of the program. The trio led the ‘Cats to a 32-28-14 record over
their four years and played key roles in earning the 2009 America East regular-season title as well as being the 2010 America East Championship runner-up team. Jordan Thomas was named the recipient of the Glenn Aborn Award for the Most Improved Player. Thomas started all 18 games in 2011 and helped the Wildcat defense rank third in goals against (1.11) and in total goals allowed (21). Hilton received the Walter
Weiland Award for the Most Dedicated Player for the third-consecutive year as well as the Robert Black Award for the Most Valuable Player. He started all 18 games and tallied two goals with six assists for a team leading 10 points on the season. Hilton was also named to the America East second-team all-conference, and the NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team. Shaw earned the Harvey Johnson Award as the team’s Most
Inspirational Player for his dedication to the squad. The Hampton, N.H., native made two starts in the five appearances he made and registered a shot in that time. Freshman David Schlatter picked up his first award as the H. Richard Sandler Award for Academic Achievement. Schlatter, earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the fall, started 12 of the 18 games and scored three goals and two assists
for eight points. Freshman keeper Travis Worra was honored by America East as a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie Team. Worra garnered a 7-8-2 record in net and secured five shutouts, including three consecutive from September 16-25. Ryan McNabb, Gustav Nilsson, Jeffrey Turner, Hilton and Russell were also recognized by America East as they were tabbed to the All-Academic Team.