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Bonistall assailant up for retrial BY DARREN ANKROM
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After a lengthy jury selection process, opening arguments in the retrial of defendant James E. Cooke Jr., previously convicted of murdering a former student, will begin Wednesday in Wilmington. In May 2005, thenuniversity sophomore L i n d s e y Bonistall was found raped and strangled in her bathtub during an investigation Cooke of a fire in her Towne Court apartment, now called the Studio Green Student Village. Cooke, now 41, who lived minutes away from Bonistall at the time, allegedly scrawled white supremacist-themed writing around her apartment before setting it ablaze
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Sophomore guard Devon Saddler (left) and freshman guards Kyle Anderson and Jarvis Threatt react to Delaware’s 88-74 loss to Old Dominion Saturday at Richmond Coliseum.
Hens fall in quarterfinal BY TIM MASTRO Managing Sports Editor
RICHMOND, Va. – Monte Ross strode up to the podium to deliver what could be his final postgame press conference of the season. Twice, he opened his mouth but no words came out. He toyed with the cap of his water bottle, searching for the right words. This room can be one of the most depressing media rooms in the
country. Numerous tears were shed this weekend as coaches came to terms with the end of the season, and players with the end of their college careers. Ross was struggling. Delaware had just lost to No. 4 seed Old Dominion 88-74 in the quarterfinals of the CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Richmond Coliseum. He finally began his opening statement.
“It’s always a kick in the gut, the sharp finality of the end of a season,” he said. Two years ago, Ross was in this same room but in a much different situation. His future at Delaware was uncertain, the Hens finished last in the CAA that season and were knocked out in the first round of the conference tournament. He can breathe easier now.
Following the release of more than 30,000 documents related to sexual abuse cases by the Diocese of Wilmington, survivors’ activists are calling for the resignation of three monsignors who have received the support of the local bishop. The diocese released the documents at the end of January as part of nonmonetary provisions of a lawsuit, when a survivors’ advocacy group based on the website BishopAccountability. org released the information to the media. The group singled out diocese Monsignors J. Thomas Cini, Joseph Rebman and Clement Lemon as architects of a cover-up, by not reporting abuses to law enforcement officials. Bishop W. Francis Malooly, who presides over the diocese, stated that he backed the accused priests in the Dialog, the Diocese of Wilmington’s newsletter on Feb. 24. “None of these three dedicated
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Student brewers concoct ales BY DARREN ANKROM Senior Reporter
On Wednesday afternoon, two days into home brewing a batch of beer, a bomb exploded in the living room of a house of university seniors. When the housemates investigated, they found foam and hops clinging to their walls and their living room table. As the smell of beer wafted throughout the
room, the brewers figured out what happened. “We didn’t filter out all the hops when we put it in there,” said senior Pat Smith. “What happened was this foam, this hoppy residue, actually clogged the bottom of the [container]. The CO2 built and the thing just blew up.” Known colloquially as a beer bomb, this explosion sometimes plagues novice brewers. In this case, it rocketed the India Pale Ale
being brewed by Smith and his roommates, seniors Joe Spar, Pat Hurst and Steve Schafer, around the room. The bomb wasn’t much of a setback, and the students anticipate their product—tentatively named 85 IPA after their street address— will be ready for consumption soon. “In one month, we’re drinking beers,” Hurst said. “Our own
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Senior Joe Spar and his roommates brew their own beer at home.
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March 6, 2012
UD lawyer warns against online lecture note theft BY ERIN QUINN Staff Reporter
Members of the Student Government Association voted to deny a proposal promoting cage-free egg use.
SGA votes using wrong data on dining plan costs BY COLLETTE O’NEAL Staff Reporter
When the Student Government Association denied a proposal to support a university-wide switch from battery-cage eggs to cage-free egg products last month, members voted with an incorrect interpretation of the monetary costs. SGA President Molly Sullivan said members misunderstood an estimate of the price increase of meal plans as required by the proposal, brought forward by the Vegetarian Student Alliance. However, she said it is unlikely they will vote on the issue again. “When we were told by Auxiliary Services that the price would increase $18 to $20 per meal plan, we thought that meant per semester since students have the option to change meal plans every semester,” Sullivan said. Margot Carroll, director of Hospitality Services, said she was notified by SGA officials about the miscommunication in an email message last week. Carroll said SGA members believed students’ meal plans would increase from $18 to $20 per semester, but the actual increase would be by $9 to $10 per semester. “Hospitality Services made a presentation in December which provided the SGA with price information as a ‘per year’ dining plan rate increase, and this was interpreted as ‘per semester’ increases by SGA members,” Carroll said. Senior Chelsea McFadden, president of the Vegetarian Students Association and chief supporter of the proposal, said she learned of the miscommunication last week after SGA denied the proposal and she said she wants the group to vote on the issue again. Despite voting with the wrong information, Sullivan said another vote is unlikely because the elected members believe the change is fiscally irresponsible, no matter how small the price increase. She doesn’t think enough students on campus support
switching to cage-free eggs, and doesn’t believe another vote would change the verdict on the issue. “When this recommendation was brought up at last year’s vote it passed, but this year it hasn’t so the students involved don’t see it as a needed change,” she said. “It’s not that they don’t want it to happen, it’s just they feel that money needs to go somewhere else.” McFadden said she collected 3,600 signatures from university students who supported the proposal on a petition. Among the 15 SGA members who opposed the motion on Feb. 14 was junior Hillary Porter, secretary of the Resident Student Association, who said if the organization were to vote again on the issue, it would not change the group’s decision. She said Auxiliary Services told RSA staffers that the changes would increase costs and prevent the department from hosting special events. “We considered how purchasing cage-free eggs would double or triple the costs of what is used now, ultimately affecting the students’ experiences in the dining hall,” Porter said. “Costs would increase the students’ meal plans as well as take away special events that [Dining Services] provides in the dining halls to residents throughout the year—ones that residents look forward to.” Senior Rachael Conway said she supports the switch to cage-free eggs because believes it is the more human choice when purchasing poultry products. “I definitely think it’s a good idea for the dining halls to switch because it’s not something that the public knows too much about, and the use of battery cages has health risks associated with it, so I think it is important,” Conway said. “I don’t see it as a large increase in money either and I don’t think it would be a big deal among students, especially when it also contributes to their health.” Carroll said the eggs currently used at university dining halls are humanely raised, as defined by
government and industry standards. She said the university purchases products that have been certified by United Egg Producers, an agricultural cooperative in the Midwestern United States. Certification in the program requires hens to have adequate space, nutritious food, clean water, proper lighting and fresh air daily. Caroll said those standards improve a flock’s livability and egg production rates. Sullivan said SGA members will reconsider the recommendation later this semester if students approach representatives with the issue. “As president, I’m trying to do what’s best for the students, so if the majority of the student body wants SGA to re-evaluate the issue, then it’s a possibility,” she said. Freshman Andrew Rutter said that while he was unaware of SGA denying the proposal, he would be willing to pay the additional cost. “I would pay the extra $9—it’s really not that big of a deal,” Rutter said. “I really don’t feel strongly about the issue [of cage-free eggs] but I would still do it because I think it’s the right thing to do.” McFadden said she believes there is a strong voice among students regarding making the switch. She understands SGA’s role when it comes to making the decision, but she wants the university to consider the number of signatures collected by the Vegetarian Student Alliance, from university students in support of cage-free eggs. “I understand the importance of SGA, but I think that the petition we have worked on for over a year should be given serious consideration [by the university],” McFadden said. “The voice of 3,600 UD students is important.” Sullivan said the miscommunication won’t lead to changes in the way SGA members collect information before voting. “I don’t believe that any changes are necessary for the way we obtain information,” Sullivan said. “Nothing like this has happened before, and I don’t see it happening again.”
Lawrence White, the university’s General Counsel, warned professors that their intellectual property may be compromised by students selling class materials for a profit during a Monday Faculty meeting. White advised the Faculty Senate as to how to respond to their lesson materials appearing on commercial document websites, such as Notehall.com, a website that allows college students to buy and sell lecture notes and study guides online. White addressed the question of whether the university should be a resource for faculty who do not approve of students posting their notes on the site. He said the issue is a recurring problem that is revisited each semester. “Websites spring up almost like a fungus, with about the halflife of a fungus, that are designed essentially to provide study aids to students and make a buck at the same time,” White said. Notehall.com is among numerous sites that allow students to upload their personal class notes and charge a fee for others to view them, he said. “A lot of faculty members don’t like that idea,” White said. “A lot of faculty members have, with absolute justification, complained that their intellectual property is being stolen.” White suggested strategies combat the practice. Officials in the university’s Office of General Counsel can assist faculty members in issuing a “take-down notice” to the website asking for the material to be removed. Websites usually
respond to “take-down notices” within two or three business days in order to be in compliance with intellectual property laws, White said. Faculty members may also send their own “take-down notice” to the offending website. While these are effective measures, White said the simplest step a faculty member can take is to include a notice in their syllabi that redistributing class material on note-sharing websites is unacceptable. A syllabus notice would inform students that lecture notes and course materials are protected by copyright and students are not authorized to use them for commercial purposes, he said. Disregarding a syllabus notice is a violation of the student code of conduct, White said. The Office of General Counsel will provide templates of paragraphs for faculty to use either in “take-down notices” or syllabus notices. However, White said those strategies have not been effective at preventing notes from showing up on the Internet at other academic institutions because websites offering similar services often appear and disappear frequently. “It’s just hard to stay on top of the vibrancy that is the web,” White said. John Morgan, professor of physics and astronomy, said that other universities, like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced several years ago that they provide course content online for no charge. “I sort of wonder, ‘Are we really swimming against the tide here?’” he said.
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Faculty Senate members learn about ways to deter students from selling their notes online at Monday’s meeting.
March 6, 2012
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March 8, 1974 - Students calling themselves “midnight runners” streak through campus, causing a frenzy for security officers.
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Car stolen from Studio Green Student Village A 1999 Dodge Intrepid was stolen from the parking lot of the Studio Green Student Village apartment complex on Feb. 27, according to Newark police spokesman MCpl. Gerald Bryda. A 25-year-old woman reported her car was taken from the lot sometime between 1 a.m. and 11:30 a.m the following morning, Bryda said. Newark police recovered the vehicle a week later in Elkton, Md. There are currently no suspects. The charge would be charge one count of theft of a vehicle under $1,000. Graffitti sprayed on cars in Newark Police are investigating a series of graffiti incidents that occurred between Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m, according to Newark police spokesman MCpl. Gerald Bryda. The markings appear to be a triangle followed by a letter “X,” which were spray-painted onto several vehicles. Police believe these are the Greek symbols Delta Chi, Bryda said. The graffiti was first reported on Continental Avenue. The symbols were drawn on several vehicles, the street and other various items throughout the neighborhood, Bryda said. Police also received a call about the same markings appearing on a vehicle parked on Kells Avenue, less than one mile away from the area where graffiti was first reported. The damages are currently appraised at several thousand dollars, although more residents have called in reports, Bryda said. The charge would be for graffiti and there are currently no suspects. Two university students arrested for punching Catherine Rooney’s employee Police issued summons for two male university students on Sunday morning after they assaulted employees of Catherine Rooney’s on Main Street, breaking one staff member’s nose, according to Newark police spokesman MCpl. Gerald Bryda. The 20-year-old men went to the restaurant at 1:12 a.m. on Sunday morning. They went to the bar to complain to employees about someone who was ejected from the restaurant approximately an hour prior to their arrival for drunk and disorderly conduct, Bryda said. During the altercation, employees asked the two men to leave. One of the students then punched the employee in the face, breaking his nose, Bryda said. Police took the two into custody after the incident. The student who punched the employee was charged with offensive touching, consumption of alcohol, thirddegree assault, conspiracy and disorderly conduct. The other student received charges of underage consumption and one count of disorderly conduct. Both men were later released, Bryda said.
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Major construction has not yet begun at the former Chrysler plant site, picture above, which is located across from Delaware Stadium.
in brief UDance scheduled for Sunday UDance, a 12-hour philanthropic dance marathon dedicated to raising awareness about pediatric cancer, will be held Sunday at the Delaware Field House from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Events, including Zumba classes and a hot dog eating contest, will be held throughout the day. This year, members seek to raise $400,000 dollars for the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which provides financial assistance for families of critically ill children and donates money to help find a cure for cancer. Buses will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday from West Campus, the
Perkins Student Center and Laird Campus to take students to the Field House.
gift card, and other prizes will be awarded to students with the other top designs.
Poster contest entries accepted until April 16 Caldwell and Gregory, the university’s laundry vendor, is sponsoring a “Being Green...Getting Clean” poster contest on campus in which students will design posters featuring environmentally effficient ways of washing laundry. All students are eligible to submit a poster design, and entries must be turned in by April 16. Winners’ posters will be reproduced and posted in Caldwell and Gregory laundry rooms around the United States. The first place prize is a $500 Visa
Free program to help students with speeches The Oral Communication Fellows Program, which pairs communications students trained in speech organization and presentation with other students seeking assistance, is available for the rest of the semester. Students seeking assistance can book free appointments online. Classes will be held in the Student Multimedia Design Center in Morris Library, Pearson Hall or the Alfred Lerner Hall Atrium.
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Submit events to firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, March 6 “The Apprentice” winner Randal Pinkett speaks 6:30 p.m., Mitchell Hall Wednesday, March 7 Healthy HENS Wellness Screening Trabant Food Court Thursday, March 8 The Vagina Monologues 7 p.m., Amy E. DuPont Music Building
Friday, March 9 E-52 presents The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Bacchus Theater Saturday, March 10 Men’s Lacrosse vs. Stony Brook 3 p.m., Delaware Stadium Sunday, March 11 UDance Dance Marathon 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Delaware Field House Monday, March 12 Applying to Graduate or Professional School Workshop 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bank of America Career Services Center, room 178
March 6, 2012
Politics Straight, No Chaser Super Tuesday’s major impact
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An unidentified man began arguing with Mark Johnson, who regularly preaches outside of Kirkbride Hall, in front of a large crowd on Thursday.
‘Kirkbride Jesus’ debates crowd of student spectators BY MARINA KOREN and TOM LEHMAN The Review
A half hour before his solid mechanics class let out of Kirkbride Hall Thursday afternoon, sophomore and engineering major Matt Sparacino heard sudden loud shouting coming from outside. “We thought, ‘Oh, it’s Kirkbride Jesus again,’” Sparacino said of his 100-student class. But when the students left the building at 3:15 p.m. and filed out onto the courtyard, they saw Mark Johnson, 48, colloquially called “Kirkbride Jesus” by students, and another man arguing about the former’s preaching. According to Sparacino, the man, who looked to be in his thirties, said amidst the crowd that he had been passing through the area for years and wasn’t happy with Johnson’s presence. The man cited Johnson’s use of circular logic, which Sparacino said involves “using the Bible to prove the Bible,” in his argument. “Sometimes I feel like he’s being really aggressive,” Sparacino said. “But after today, I gained a lot of respect for him. In light of petty arguments, he held his ground.” Johnson, a Port Deposit, Md. resident, said the man told him he has heard Johnson preach since 1998 and “was tired of it.” “He wasn’t asking a lot of questions,” Johnson said. “He was making statements. When I tried to answer his questions, he didn’t like my answers.” He said it doesn’t surprise him when people respond negatively to his preaching methods. The response itself is what matters to him most, he said. “When you preach the gospel, it’s a win-win,” Johnson said. “It’s never a bad day when you wake up. It’s a lot more fun when you’ve got 100 people standing around you.” Senior Daniel Bleeker said
he heard about the growing crowd outside Kirkbride Hall from a friend’s text message, which prompted him to see the debate himself. He said he primarily saw one person questioning the preacher about religious topics, but said other members of the crowd sporadically participated in the discussion. Bleeker, who identified himself as a Christian, said he believes Johnson can sometimes appear overaggressive and unpleasant when he preaches, but thought the incident allowed students to talk openly about their beliefs. “I mean, I do like the discussion of religion, an actual discussion because let’s face it—we kinda try to avoid it,” Bleeker said. Sophomore Brandon Blue lingered in a group of students after the crowd had dissipated, discussing points brought up during the interaction. “A lot of people write him off without listening to what he’s saying,” Blue said. “It was good for some people to stop and listen. It gave us an opportunity to openly discuss what we believe and why we believe it.” Senior Nick Audette said he asked Johnson questions about the authority of the church after the crowd began to disperse. While he said he is not religious and almost considers himself anti-religion, he thought the opportunity to debate philosophical matters in an open setting was a positive experience. He compared it to ancient Athens, where Socrates and other philosophers debated their points in open air. “It’s sort of interesting that this is a way to make that happen, even if I don’t agree with what he’s saying,” Audette said. The biochemistry major said the conversations spurred by the incident were surprising because they are rare on a college campus. “I was just interested to see a large group of people talking about things because it doesn’t happen that
often,” Audette said. Junior Megan Rabian, president of the Baptist Student Ministry, said she was surprised to hear such a large crowd gathered around Johnson last week. She said she thinks students often don’t pay attention to him because he speaks extensively about sin and condemnation. “That’s a big turn-off,” Rabian said. Evangelism, the preaching of Christ’s teachings, is meant to spur open dialogue about religion, she said, and Johnson accomplishes that in his own way. “Any conversation that starts people questioning the Bible or wanting to know more about the Bible is a really great thing,” Rabian said. She said her student group also tries to spread the gospel, or Christ’s message, to the university community. Before the demolition of the group’s former Amstel Avenue residence, which made way for the ongoing construction of a new, bigger building, Rabian said ministry members handed out free donuts and hot chocolate on the street, talking to students who stopped by about the gospel. Members also visited freshman dorms asking students if they needed their trash taken out, then offered their thoughts. Sparacino said that although Johnson’s words might not reach his audience in a meaningful way, they could get students thinking about solving some simpler theological questions, rather than what most students ask him—“Is God real?” He often walks through the courtyard in front of Kirkbride Hall, but usually does not pay close attention to the preacher. “As a Christian before and after today, I don’t see it as aggression,” Sparacino said. “He’s just trying to communicate. It seems like his heart is in the right place in terms of evangelism.”
Every cable news network in America will be on high alert tonight as the vote counts slowly trickle in from across the country’s 10 states holding their primary elections. It is the biggest primary night of the year—Super Tuesday as it’s known in the political world—the night when 416 delegates, roughly 18 percent of the total, will be awarded to the Republican contenders for the party’s presidential nomination . Exit polling experts will be racing to make sure their network is first to declare a winner in each race, and each network’s most respected hosts will be assembled to give snap analysis and predictions for what it all means going forward. As of now, the primary delegate totals are as follows: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads the field with 180 delegates, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum comes in second with 90, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich holds 29 delegates despite winning only South Carolina and Texas Rep. Ron Paul rounds out the race with 23 delegates but has yet to win a state. 1,144 delegates are required to secure the nomination. In politics, and certainly in this particular primary, what matters most is being hot at the right moments. Recently, Santorum and Romney found themselves equally newsworthy. Santorum managed to shift the election babble to social issues like contraception, religion and abortion. These issues fit Santorum’s strengths and move the discussion away from the economy, where he is clearly weaker and the career venture capitalist Romney has convinced voters of his superior experience. Santorum had been gaining ground steadily but made a few questionable comments leading up to last week’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan. He made headlines for calling President Barack Obama a “snob” for wanting every child in America to go to college and saying that, at times, the support given to the separation of church and state by former President John F. Kennedy, a fellow Catholic, made him “want to puke.” The Romney camp feared grave embarrassment if they lost their candidate’s home state of Michigan, where his father was once governor. An op/ed Romney wrote for The New York Times during the 2008 financial crises, in which he was critical of Obama’s decision to bail out the Detroit auto industry, titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” resurfaced in the news. Romney supporters feared voters in Michigan, whose jobs were saved by that act, would swing the state to another candidate. In the end, Romney won both states handily and once again sits alone at the top of the field heading into Super Tuesday. With so many individual elections, each with their own different base of voters focused on different campaign issues, the races in Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Alaska become difficult for even the most seasoned of pundits to predict. The odds currently look to be in Romney’s favor in key states like Ohio, a swing state where his electability will be key if he lives up to his frontrunner status and goes on to face Obama in the general election. States in the Deep South, like Georgia and Tennessee, where social issues and religion reign supreme, favor Santorum and possibly even a Gingrich reemergence. The race has, as a whole, been bloody and ruthless, despite the Republican party’s reputation of avoiding these Matthew battles and falling Friedman in line behind a natural successor to be the party’s nominee. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll reports that 70 percent of people view this primary as negative, including more than half of Republicans surveyed. What may be more disconcerting for Republicans is that his favorability has fallen to a mere 28 percent, much lower than past candidates from either party at this point in the election cycle. The Romney campaign contests these numbers are simply indicative of a typical hard-fought primary and the polls will readjust once he is the secured as the nominee. A more likely explanation is that this is the collateral damage of an ugly campaign, full of smear, dirty political tricks and shadowy campaign financing. With social issues and a special focus on women’s health care in the spotlight lately, the fact that women— who make up the majority of voters in America— favor Obama to Romney 55 percent to 37 percent is not a good sign for the GOP. Romney is clearly not comfortable talking about these issues. He has damaged his campaign with several speaking slips in the last few weeks, even prompting Saturday Night Live to air a sketch this past weekend, in which a pseudoRomney made one outrageous gaffe after another. He desperately needs to bring the rhetoric back to the economy or he risks making room for Santorum to battle him all the way to the convention. We will most likely not have any momentous, primary-altering results after the votes are tallied on Super Tuesday. It looks as though the delegates may be spread around enough so Romney will be able to claim victory for the night, but not so much as to force the other three contenders to end their campaigns. It promises to be an exciting night, though if 2008 is any indication, this story still has a long way to go. It is quite possibly on a road that doesn’t end until the Republican Convention in August. —Matthew Friedman, email@example.com @MattJFriedman
March 6, 2012
Students migrate to Newark gyms Some say inconvenient hours, small space push workouts to off-campus facilities BY JOHN ROHAN Staff Reporter
Students pedal on elliptical machines at the Little Bob to tone spring break-ready bodies.
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UD trainers caution against quick fix workouts for spring BY KARIE SIMMONS Student Affairs News Editor
Senior Jillian Jatres becomes frustrated each year when she sees students pushing themselves in the gym two weeks before spring break. As a fitness trainer at the Carpenter Sports Building, she said the students who line up looking to get a beach body by the end of March are going to be disappointed. “Your body simply doesn’t work like that unfortunately,” Jatres said. “It’d be great if it did.” As spring break approaches on March 23, some students have increased their workloads at the gym to try and become more physically fit for the season during a short period of time, a strategy some health specialists don’t recommend. Senior Alexandra Ferreira, who is also a fitness trainer, said normal, healthy weight loss is two to three pounds per week and usually takes four to six weeks to see results. She said most students are looking for a quick fix, but have no idea they are working out improperly. “No girl’s going to get tight and lean only running for an hour,” Ferreira said. Jatres said the most common mistake she observes students making in the gym occurs during cardio workouts. When most students do cardio, she said they go at a steady pace for the entire time, instead of doing interval workouts. She said if students want to burn more calories, they should periodically adjust the speed and resistance on their machines. “Interval workouts are absolutely perfect,” Jatres said. “It burns more calories, helps the heart get stronger and keeps away
boredom. You’ll feel the difference.” Christine Klimik, assistant director of recreation services, said she encourages girls to lift weights if they want to get fit. She said most girls think they only need to do an hour of cardio, but in reality a mix of cardio and strength training is best. Klimik said most girls are not aware that cardio stops burning calories quickly after they leave the gym, while muscle burns more at rest. “I would encourage the females to leave the left side of the Little Bob and go over to the right,” she said. She said if students want to lose weight for spring break, they should start in January, instead of trying to make up the exercise they missed for two months in two weeks. Fitness Coordinator Gia O’Keefe said the fitness centers have trainers educated in anatomy, physiology, recreation and fitness. She said the trainers can teach students how to work out properly and in a healthy way. O’Keefe said the short-term goal of spring break is pushing students to lose weight in harmful ways. She said students who work out or lift twice in one day are doing more damage to their bodies than they think. “You never want to overtrain the body, period,” O’Keefe said. “It’s a short-term fix, if anything, and it’s unhealthy.” Jatres said students should steer clear of crash diets that promises fast weight loss before spring break. “The rule of thumb is the longer it takes for the weight to come off, the longer it’ll stay off,” she said. Ferreira said crash and fad diets deprive the body of a essential food groups including meat or discourage
eating foods with carbohydrates, which will only make students gain the weight back once they stop dieting. She said losing weight is a combination of getting enough sleep, working out five days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes and cutting down on alcohol. “I think people underestimate how many calories they’re drinking verses how many they burn off in the gym,” Klimik said. Sophomore Tori Natali said she thinks it would be easier for students to work out consistently all year round instead of crash dieting and working out twice a day. She said she works out regularly and gets frustrated with students who flock to the gym for only two weeks. “As someone who works out all the time it’s really annoying when the gym is crowded before break,” Natali said. “But I can understand why they do it.” Ferreira said she has noticed the gym gets crowded at night before male students head to the bars, but they do not understand that alcohol actually hinders muscle growth. “There needs to be more awareness on campus about having a healthy lifestyle for both genders,” Ferreira said. “That doesn’t mean you don’t have fun. It means you treat your body well and don’t destroy it with alcohol.” Jatres said she hopes students come back to the gym after spring break, but usually most do not because they get discouraged. “I know ‘sun’s out, guns out,’ but you’re really just not going to see results like that in such a short amount of time,” she said.
University students are opting to pay for memberships at off-campus gyms for better hours and space, rather than using the overcrowded school facilities included in their tuition fees. “Sometimes I would have to wait 20 minutes to use a machine,” said senior Tara DeMarco. DeMarco currently exercises at Planet Fitness, located on Marrows Road, three to four times a week. She originally exercised at the Harrington Fitness Center, but decided to look for other alternatives last year. Her main reasons for switching gyms included overcrowding, limited hours and long lines at the university facilities. “I am 100 percent satisfied with my decision to buy a gym membership,” DeMarco said. Mary Magee, the general manager at Planet Fitness Newark, estimates between 200 and 250 of the location’s patrons are undergraduate students at the university. Magee, a university alumna, noticed the overcrowding when she worked out at the university facilities. “When I tried to work out at the student gym it was always packed,” Magee said. She believes the overcrowded facilities account for the high number of students who join her gym. The university is addressing this issue with its 50,000-squarefoot addition to the Carpenter Sports Building.The three-story expansion will include a new workout area, which Staci Truitt, the office coordinator for the Carpenter Sports Building, hopes will help solve the overcrowding issues. “A lot of students need to wait in line,” Truitt said. “We need a bigger fitness center to accommodate the students.” DeMarco finds the longer hours of operation at Planet Fitness more accommodating than those at the
university’s facilities. The gym is open 24 hours during the week, and opens at 7 a.m. during the weekends and closes at 7 p.m. DeMarco and her three roommates have been paying members of Planet Fitness since last fall. She pays $20 a month to use the facilities, and her membership also includes guest passes, discounted beverages and tanning privileges. Magee said Planet Fitness members who show a valid college student ID at the time of purchase save $29 in initial fees. As a part of their tuition and student fees, students have access to the Harrington Fitness Center, the Independence Fitness Center and the Hen House located in the Carpenter Sports Building. Each university gym operates on different schedules. The Hen House operates between 6:45 a.m. and 11 p.m. during the week. The smaller gyms, located closer to residence halls, have different hours. The Independence and Harrington Fitness Centers both open at noon Monday through Friday and close at 6 p.m., while the Hen House is the only university facility operating on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Although the Planet Fitness facility offers weight stations, massage chairs, tanning booths and various cardio machines, Magee said the university still has services her gym lacks. “We do not offer any Zumba classes or anything like that,” Magee said. The university offers a number of classes, including Zumba, which are an additional fee. Students pay $3 for one class, $14 for a seven-class package or $48 for unlimited access. DeMarco said she would welcome the changes to the university’s facilities. “If they install more machines and have better air-conditioning I would go back,” she said.
March 6, 2012
Syphilis rates triple in state since last year BY MEGAN SORIA
Fashion Forward Columnist
Diagnosed cases of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection that causes skin to develop open sores, have tripled in Delaware during 2011. Delaware’s Division of Public Health reported that 76 cases of syphilis were recorded last year compared to 23 cases in 2010, according to a press release last month. A majority of these cases have been reported in New Castle County, and more than 90 percent were among males who have sex with other men. Dr. Martin Luta, Chief of the Bureau of Communicable Disease, said all Delawareans should be cautious and aware of syphilis. “When you see an uptick in any STD, it means people aren’t engaging in safe sex practices,” Luta said. “Although a majority of the cases are reported among [men having sex with other men], there are many people in this category who are bisexual—so everybody must practice safe sex.” Luta also said the rise of syphilis is not exclusive to the state of Delaware because residents of other states commute or travel through it. “Delaware is such a large metropolitan area—we’re surrounded by large cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City and Newark, New Jersey,” Luta said. “Some of the activity is reported here because there is so much travel. It’s a nationwide phenomenon.” There are also an increased
number of reports of the disease in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, southern California, Miami and New York City, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Syphilis is one of more than 100 diseases that physicians are required by law to report to the state. Dr. Joseph Siebold, director of Student Health Services, stated in an email message that while the center has not observed an increase among university students, he cannot determine exactly how many members of the community may be infected by the disease. “We specifically have not seen an [increase] in this diagnosis,” Siebold said. “However, there is no way that we could tell if one or more of these cases were UD students who were seen in a public health clinic.” Student Health Services conducts appointments to screen for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis. Luta said syphilis is transmitted by the exchange of body fluids like many STDs. The symptoms include an open sore or an ulcer, which means blood is exposed and increases the chance of being infected by other diseases. He said most cases of syphilis and other bacterial infections can be treated and cured, but the exposure can lead to other chronic infections that cannot be healed. “If you’re exposing yourself to syphilis—you are exposing yourself to HIV, which can only be managed
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State health officials reported 76 cases of syphilis were recorded last year compared to 23 cases in 2010. and never cured,” he said. Luta said it is extremely important to practice safe sex and generate awareness of the disease, especially to college students. “Young students are really among the targets we try to reach out to because there is a lot of the transmission occurring, just by the fact that they are young.” Luta said. Junior Alyssa Dinnigan believes the increase in reported cases of syphilis is more significant than
people realize because it is something people do not usually pay attention to. “It’s an STD people don’t think about,” Dinnigan said. “Like AIDS, people usually think, ‘Oh, it’s never going to happen to me,’ so I think it’s definitely something to worry about.” Junior Hannah Linde said she was not aware of the increase until recently. She said students tend to avoid discussing the issue, which endangers more than themselves.
“It’s definitely something we need to be aware of, if we’re going to get UD alerts about rapists down the road we should probably be aware that there’s a rise in syphilis,” Linde said. “I know that people don’t want to talk about this subject but it’s something that is endangering our welfare. College kids—they do what they want. And if they weren’t embarrassed to go get treatment or to talk about it, I think more people could be educated by it.”
Energy-conserving lights save school money BY CAYLIE O’CONNELL Staff Reporter
Since installing motion light sensors in the Dickinson Complex last year, university facilities officials have recently reported saving approximately 10 cents per room an hour, totaling significant savings throughout the year.
Facilities added occupancy sensors, which cost approximately $3,500, to the pre-existing lighting in the lounges in 2011, according to Mark Mankin, coordinator for facilities and auxiliary services. He stated in an email message that staffers had only installed sensors in recently renovated classrooms, presentation rooms and
residence halls, but brought them to Dickinson to save money on energy costs. The sensors detect motion and heat, and then shut the lights off automatically when there is no activity in a space after a specific amount of time. “With 24 of these lounges in the Dickinson Complex alone, the
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Installing motion light sensors in the Dickinson Complex last year saved 10 cents per room an hour, according to officials.
savings add up quickly,” Mankin said. He said a student group advocated for the sensors to make the complex more energy efficient. Junior Tom Jackson, a former residence assistant in Dickinson, was part of the Facility Fellows Committee—the newest of several committees made up of RAs with a focus on improving Dickinson— during the 200-2011 school year. “The lounges were the hot spot for people to hang out,” Jackson said. “They were always full, which meant the lights were always on.” He said lounges were often vacant and lights were frequently left on from 2 a.m. until around 10 a.m. “My door faced the lounge,” Jackson said. “I would wake up, see that the lights were on and I would turn them off. But even then, they had been on for five or six hours.” The Facility Fellows evaluated energy-saving tools around campus and noticed the lighting sensors in most classrooms and other newer buildings. The sensors were originally placed only in Dickinson A and B lounges, but after gathering feedback, the initiative expanded to the rest of the entire complex in 2011. “After a few months, we gathered the RAs’ input,” Jackson said. “They all said they worked out great.” They contacted Mankin, their facilities liaison on campus, who initiated the project to install
occupancy sensors in the lounges. They determined lights were left on most frequently during months of low occupancy, such as winter session. The savings from all lighting control projects will be greatest during times when there is little activity in rooms where they are implemented, Mankin said. Senior Jake Holler, a resident assistant in Dickinson, said before the sensors were installed, he frequently turned off lights in the lounge after students had left them on. He said most of his residents are not aware of the sensors, but he appreciates them. “I noticed the sensors because I was always going into the lounge and shutting the lights off,” Holler said. “I noticed because there weren’t switches anymore.” The initiative in the Dickinson complex not only saves the university money, but also promotes the efficient use of energy, according to Jackson. “It’s a very simple, easy step forward that one complex has taken that has made a pretty significant difference,” he said. Mankin said in rooms where there are no sensors, students and staff should avoid unnecessary usage of electricity and should conserve energy when they can. “Many lighting controls are simple and already installed—like a switch,” he said. “If you see a room is unoccupied and has the lights on, feel free to use the switch and turn the lights off.”
March 6, 2012
New director to revamp Jewish studies program BY DANIELLE BUCHENOT Staff Reporter
Under a new director, the Jewish studies department is making efforts to rebuild the program, which has recently lost several faculty members, and has been plagued by low student and professor interest. In September, retired English professor Jay Halio was appointed interim director of the Jewish studies department, which is a temporary two-year position. He hopes the program will continue to grow by adding more courses and faculty. “We are trying to get more on-campus faculty involved in teaching in the program,” Halio said. “Many teachers have retired and we need to rebuild the program. We need faculty who are willing to teach courses that can be cross-listed with Jewish studies.” Currently, there are 24 Jewish studies minors. Halio said he wants to add more courses as well, such as Jewish drama and music, to help increase the program’s visibility. The Jewish studies department was established 22 years ago. A majority of the existing classes are cross-listed with other departments, including English, history, sociology, political science and philosophy, which help students complete requirements in overlapping programs, Halio said. “The goal is to give students who are interested in Jewish studies a good background and to offer courses that reflect the Jewish experience in America and elsewhere and make them better informed about the Jewish experience,” he said. “It is part of the university’s thrust to diversity and multiculturalism.” Jeremy Winaker, a senior Jewish educator at the Kristol Hillel Center on campus, teaches an English class on biblical and classic literature, which is crosslisted with Jewish studies. He said the program was independent in
the College of Arts & Sciences and was recently placed into the Center for Global and Area Studies, which also houses African, Asian, European, Islamic and Latin American and Iberian studies. He said this change was helpful, but not the best fit for the minor. “It’s my impression that the university is nervous at religious studies in general, and I think Jewish studies can be a model for the academic approach to the study of religion,” Winaker said. “That’s what makes Jewish studies important because the religion department is smaller. Very few courses in the entire university teach the Bible.” Winaker said the minor is significant because of the university’s Jewish student population and because the topic is expanding in academic establishments. “The Jewish population at UD is somewhere between 10 to 12 percent of undergraduates, and Jewish studies is an opportunity for Jews and others to encounter Judaism from an academic perspective,” he said. The minor, which requires 16 credits, has two required courses— the one-credit “Issues and Ideas in Jewish studies” and a three-credit Hebrew language class. Sophomore Debbie Zandi, an international relations major with philosophy and Jewish studies minors, said courses that are cross-listed has made meeting requirements for all three programs easier. She would like to see a larger variety of classes offered in the Jewish studies department. “I would be more interested in having a class that deals with the philosophy behind the religion,” Zandi said. “I know the holidays, but I want to know how the philosophy developed, and how that shapes things. As far as I know, a class like that doesn’t exist yet. Most deal with literature.” Kate Neff, a senior political science major and Jewish studies minor, said she is interested in
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The Jewish studies department, established 22 years ago, recently lost several faculty members. politics between the United States and Israel, which is what attracted her to the minor initially, and would like to see more classes examining that topic. “I think it would be beneficial if there were more classes offered talking about the modern and recent culture of Israel,” Neff said.
“I have taken a modern Judaism class at UD, but it stopped at 1980 and a lot has changed and happened since then.” While Winaker hopes to see a permanent director appointed in the future, he said Halio has been successful so far as interim director.
“I think he’s doing a great job,” he said. “He’s taken on a large task and is rallying the Jewish studies faculty to get the [Jewish studies department] on to a path of sustained success.”
Nonprofit to raise funds for education in Haiti BY KELLY MCKENNA Staff Reporter
After raising $70,000 for a new health clinic last semester and receiving national, nonprofit status last month, Students for Haiti has shifted their focus to improving the Haitian education system. According to senior Billy O’Regan, the group’s public relations chair, members seek to raise $10,000 this semester, which would fund one year of education for 100 Haitian primary school children. Executive board members will travel to Haiti over spring break to pick a few schools to sponsor.
Sophomore Emily Mackay, who coordinates social events for the group, said it costs $100 to fund one year of Haitian primary school education. In the country’s rural areas, less than 50 percent of children attend school. “The public schools in Haiti are so horrible,” Mackay said. “The only way to get any valuable education would be through primary school.” Victoria Winslow is the president of Students for Haiti, Inc., which is the nonprofit side of the operation and legally distinct from the student group. She said the group’s recent achievement of nonprofit status will help members fundraise for education by making
donations fully tax-deductable. She also said being nonprofit will help the group members start chapters at other schools, and they plan to begin with local Delaware high schools. “We expect that this status will help our organization form sister branches at other universities and high schools in the U.S.,” Winslow said. Junior Dan Reyes, Students for Haiti president, stated in an email message that he hopes to partner with the university and outside organizations to improve education in Haiti. He wants schools to feature modern, clean energy sources, which would teach the children through service
and experiential learning. “The organization’s longterm goal is partner with other organizations both within UD and off campus,” Reyes said. “To outfit schools with sustainable sources of energy, water and food, which will reduce operating costs and create a positive environment for both the students and their communities.” Mackay said she is excited to start raising money under the club’s new nonprofit status. She said the organization will seek the support of shops and restaurants on Main Street while fundraising, and will also be taking donations in cans from people passing by. Reyes said the group members
also plan to host a semi-annual book drive, participate in the Blue Cross Broadstreet Run on May 6 in Philadelphia and take part in a UDress fashion show later in the semester. Winslow stated in an email message that she is excited for what the nonprofit status will do for the organization and future partnerships with established nongovernmental organizations. “I am thrilled and amazed when I see how far Students for Haiti has come and where it is going,” she said.
March 6, 2012
Affirmative action laws beneficial, some say BY KRISTA CONNOR Day Trippin’ Columnist
Late last month, the Supreme Court agreed to review an affirmative action case in Texas, which opened discussion about universities’ affirmative action policies nationwide. Abigail Fisher, a white student, accused the University of Texas of reverse discrimination after she wasn’t accepted into the school. The school considers race as a factor when deciding between Texan applicants who aren’t in the top 10 percent of their class. Fisher fell outside that group, but claimed she would have been admitted if racial preferences did not stand in her way. Here at the university, officials said policies allow the consideration of race, gender and ethnicity in the admissions process, but said there are no specific quotas that must be met. Margaret Andersen, sociology professor and executive director of the President’s Diversity Initiative—a focus group seeing to improve diversity on campus—stated in an email message that while she cannot speculate about the future of affirmative action as federal policy, the university will continue to work in accordance with the law surrounding it. “Affirmative action law allows universities and other educational institutions to consider race along with other factors in deciding university admissions,” Andersen said. “But there cannot be quotas or ‘set asides’ in admissions practices and policies.” Leland Ware, a law and public
policy professor, said by agreeing to hear this case, the Supreme Court has indicated it might change its stance on affirmative action. The last decision was made in 2003, when the court upheld the University of Michigan’s affirmative action admissions program. Affirmative action originated in the 1970s, when workplaces and educational systems began to consider factors such as gender, sexuality and race, to overcome segregation when reviewing applicants. “It resulted in affirmative action,” Ware said. “Not really outlawing discrimination, but doing something to eliminate the barriers.” Andersen said that while research has shown that affirmative action has been an effective tool to fight discrimination, the public may not fully understand what the policy does and does not allow. “Affirmative action does not mean admitting or employing people who are not highly qualified for their positions and it does not mean establishing quotas for slots in college admissions or employment opportunities,” she said. “It does mean engaging in extra efforts to recruit qualified applicants and see that the university admits and employs a diverse and talented student body, faculty and staff.” Lou Hirsh, director of admissions, stated in an email message that each admitted student is academically qualified for the university, and that race, along with SAT scores or grade point averages, is never the sole reason for any student’s admission. “Each student we admit has something to offer the University
of Delaware,” Hirsh said. “As we read over 26,000 applications each year, we can never know in advance what configuration of talents and life experiences we will find. What we do know is that we are hoping to enroll the 3,850 most interesting human beings we can persuade to accept our offers of admission.” Hirsh said there are educational and social reasons for enrolling diverse students. He said college students learn from their interaction with each other and with faculty. “Therefore, the question we ask of every application we read is, ‘How would other students be enriched by having this applicant as their classmate or roommate?’” he said. Senior Brennan Robinson, a covice president of the Black Student Union on campus, said he believes affirmative action is an effective policy, but thinks most people have an obscure understanding of its meaning. “Affirmative action gives the opportunity to individuals that typically wouldn’t be considered for such positions,” Robinson said. However, he believes the university needs to create better support systems for students, which includes a more diverse faculty that especially includes more women, whether black or white. He thinks people perceive the university as not being diverse. “I don’t think it’s doing enough right now just to attract students of color,” he said. “I go to other schools and when I mention the University of Delaware, there’s automatically an assumption that there’s this form of resentment against a person of color
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University officials said race, gender and ethnicity are considered during the admissions process, but no quotas must be met. if you’re at University of Delaware— and they don’t want to attend.” In July, the university received criticism in the Middle States accreditation report, which said the university isn’t diverse in “either absolute or relative terms.” The reports, made by the nonprofit organization, can influence a school’s level of funding. Black students constituted 5.2 percent of the undergraduate body in 2010 and the Middle States report said 52 percent of black students graduated from the university in 2004. Hispanics
represented 5.7 percent of students in 2010, according to the Office of Institutional Research. Andersen said diversity is vital to learning in a globalizing world. “If you learn in environments where everyone thinks like you do and comes from the same background as you, you simply do not learn as much,” she said. “This means that having a diverse student body is critical to ensuring that universities deliver the best education and prepare students best for living in a world that is now highly diverse.”
Officials propose guidelines for suspending profs BY DANIELLE BRODY Administrative News Editor
University Faculty Senate committees outlined a proposed policy that defines procedures to suspend professors who display unsafe or disruptive behavior with pay during an open hearing on Feb. 27. The policy, which provides guidelines for placing faculty on involuntary leave while still receiving their salary and benefits, comes after the university suspended two faculty members last year for non-disciplinary reasons, according to Faculty Senate President Jeff Jordan. The policy is a response to the shootings at University of AlabamaHuntsville in February, where a biology professor shot six people, killing three professors and wounding three school employees. Political science Professor Sheldon Pollack said the shooting caused university officials to realize they did not have written guidelines on how to dismiss faculty for nondisciplinary issues or unsafe behavior while protecting due process. “The key issues [are] involuntary leave,” Pollack said. “These are cases where the faculty member chooses for whatever reason not to take the leave with pay and that’s the policy where we had a vacuum where there was no policy.” University general counsel Lawrence White said faculty
colleagues designed the policy to allow supervisors to respond quickly. He said these situations usually happen when a department chair does not know how to handle a faculty member who is displaying dangerous or disruptive behavior. White said the policy will provide a framework on how to deal with those cases. “This is a way that university administrators and academic professionals can address concerns that always emanate from a faculty peer or a faculty chair dealing with a difficult situation in the department,” White said. Under the proposed guidelines, emergency cases are defined as situations that pose a substantial threat to the health, safety or welfare that substantially disrupt the working environment and activities of the campus community. If that criteria is met, the vice president for finance and administration can make the decision to put someone on leave. The policy creates a consultative panel comprised of the Faculty Senate’s president and vice president, a designated representative from the American Association of University Professors, which protects professors’ rights, and the deputy provost. In emergency cases, the vice president must convene with the suspended employee’s dean and the panel within 24 hours to discuss the suspension. In non-emergency situations, a dean can put a faculty member on
involuntary leave after an investigation concludes that a faculty member is unable to effectively perform his or her job. The dean will then have 15 days to meet with the panel to determine the length of the suspension, before informing the faculty member of their decision. The faculty member is allowed to appeal the decision to the senate’s committee on faculty welfare and privileges. During involuntary leave, faculty members will have restrictions on when they can visit campus and must be evaluated by an independent medical or health care professional who will report to the suspended employee’s dean. If a faculty member refuses an evaluation, the leave may be extended. The record of the suspension will not go on the faculty member’s personnel file and will not negatively affect their formal employment record. Education professor Jan Blits, who was formerly chair of Committee of Welfare and Privileges, said he is concerned about the meeting process because it denies employees due process and that in the two cases last year, the faculty members were denied due process. He also said in the meetings that the faculty would not be able to defend themselves. He said an AAUP officer is there to monitor the proceedings for compliance with the policy and is not an advocate. He said because there is no policy
to get a second opinion from other witnesses or a medical opinion before the administrator suspends a faculty member based on evidence that could be derived from hearsay. The faculty member in question would not be able to refute evidence or talk to witnesses. “Under the most adverse circumstances—alone, unprepared, outnumbered and intimidated—the faculty member would have to make the decision rather quickly that could well adversely affect the rest of his or her career,” Blits said. He said the administration would have too much power and there wouldn’t be an effective system of checks and balances. He is concerned that the policy does not require a written record of meetings, which can make an appeal difficult. J.J. Davis, vice president for finance and administration, said university officials do not intend to infringe on anyone’s rights, but in challenging situations it is important to act quickly. “But to the extent that the extreme were to happen, catastrophe of life of oneself or others, we do feel in emergency situations the failure to act is also a problem and we’ve seen that play out at other institutions,” Davis said. “We want balance of the safeguard for the individual and the protections and their rights and also to safeguard the community whether it be other students or members of the faculty.”
History Professor John Bernstein said being removed from the lab or classroom damages a professor’s career or reputation. He said the policy does not clearly state on what grounds faculty can be removed, and it can be blown out of proportion. He said the word “sole discretion” worried him. “It seems to be lots of potential for creating harm and havoc here,” Bernstein said. “There’s a difference between change and progress. So this may be change but it may not be progress.” He said it would be hard for a faculty member to return after a suspension. White said future revisions of the policy may have a tighter definition of non-emergency situations, but prefers broader criteria for identifying incidents because each case is factspecific and may be addressed improperly under more specific guidelines. Pollack said the Faculty Senate should be able to vote on the committee in April or May. White said when the policy is finalized and accepted, it will be placed on a provisional basis. After two years, the committee will review it and evaluate the need for any changes. “The best check against abuse is to monitor what’s happening under this policy and then to use experience as a way of re-crafting and tightening definitions as they’re needed,” White said.
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Special Olympics hosts 330 athletes BY DANIELLE BUCHENOT Staff Reporter
Instead of hosting the usual indoor track competitions, the Delaware Field House was the home of the 35th annual Special Olympics Delaware Basketball Skills Competition, an event that promotes healthy exercise for children with intellectual disabilities. More than 330 athletes participated in Thursday’s event, hosted by Special Olympics Delaware, which allows players to compete in a tournament format, and earn rewards and points for participating. Jeffrey Dietz, an 11-year-old athlete from New Castle County, helped start the skills competition on Thursday by carrying the traditional torch across the stadium during the opening ceremonies. Dietz said he was happy he could have a significant role in the event. “It was awesome,” Dietz said. “It was an honor to me, I got to wave to everyone and my grandmother even came to watch.” Dietz said the competition included shooting, dribbling, passing, spot shots and target passes. He said his favorite basketball activity is “spot shot,” a game that challenges athletes to shoot baskets from a certain spot on the court. Dietz’s coach Kathy Schrim, a New Castle County resident and university alumna, has volunteered with Special Olympics Delaware for more than 11 years. She was among approximately 100 volunteers involved in the competition. When it comes to coaching, Schrim said she doesn’t pressure athletes to win, but just to enjoy themselves and give their best effort. “I give all of my athletes the same advice—do your best and have fun,” Schrim said. Coaches like Schrim help their athletes practice at least once a week for eight weeks prior to a competition, but Jon Buzby, a Special Olympics Delaware spokesman, said most athletes choose to practice more than that. Schrim is also an active instructor in the Peer Partners Program, which
pairs students without intellectual disabilities to Special Olympics athletes of the same age so peers can demonstrate the skills during preparation and the actual event. This year, there were approximately 100 peer partners involved at the event, Schrim said. Schrim said she thinks the athletes’ reactions to winning awards is a rewarding part of the Olympics and that the peer partners are also rewarded from participation. “I really like seeing the kid’s faces when they win the awards, but I also really enjoy watching the peers get a lot out of it too,” she said. Special Olympics Delaware recognizes every participant with a reward and offers competition in several different divisions, based on age and ability. Athletes are awarded with medals or ribbons based on the final score calculated by the individual skills events, Buzby said. He said this is a special time of year for the athletes. “These events are their state championship—their March Madness—their opportunity to show off their basketball talents,” Buzby said. “Whether it’s competing in a skills event or on a full-court team, our athletes look forward to shining in the moment.” Nursing Professor Carolee Polek volunteered at Thursday’s event and brought a dozen university students with her. During the event, they helped take measurements of participants’ weight and vital signs throughout the day. “I think it’s important for the students to be here and to see that sometimes there will be challenges,” Polek said. “The importance is to be patient, and sometimes they will have to make accommodations in order to get these measurements.” She has been involved with Special Olympics Delaware for eight years, and said she returns each year because of the people and the atmosphere. “The athletes and their families keep me coming back. They are all so remarkable and supportive,” Polek said. “To watch the athletes be challenged and excel, it is euphoric.”
March 6, 2012
New GMAT includes integrated reasoning BY KATIE MCCARTHY Staff Reporter
To reflect the changing principles of business school, the Graduate Management Admission Council is changing the format of the Graduate Management Admission Test, effective June 2012, by adding a new integrated reasoning section. Bruce Weber, dean of the Lerner College of Business & Economics, said he is excited about the changes and believes they are necessary for graduate business schools and future graduate students. He said the new version of the exam is not as straightforward as previous iterations, and will help students obtain a better understanding of business school. “The prior test had a verbal and quantitative orientation, but neglected the important aspect of management education that concerns structuring business problems from a diverse set of facts and evidence,” Weber said.
The new section will provide graduate school admissions counselors with a method to differentiate between prospective students. The new section will also measure various skill sets including synthesizing information in graphics, evaluating information from different sources and organizing information to see different relationships and solving complex problems, according to the council’s website. The GMAT currently consists of an analytical writing assessment, a quantitative section and a verbal section. Weber believes the integrated reasoning section will help business schools assess whether prospective students can apply information and techniques learned in class to the practice of business management. “The past GMAT test was not that different from the GRE test,” he said. “By adding integrating reasoning, any student is going to gain the understanding that graduate business school education is not about narrow academic knowledge
gathering, but it’s more about integrating knowledge and being a problem structurer, instead of just a problem-solver.” Denise Waters, director of recruitment and admissions for graduate programs in the Lerner College of Business & Economics, stated in an email message that the university’s recruitment process and prerequisite qualifications for prospective students will not change because of the additional section. “We take a portfolio approach to assessing our applicants and the GMAT is just one piece of the admissions puzzle,” Waters said. “This section is another way for applicants to demonstrate their suitability for our program.” Waters said the university and other institutions have yet to determine how to use information gathered by the new exam during the admissions process because the council has not yet administered the new section or announced a new scoring scale. Weber said he believes the new
exam will improve the admissions process and help make enrollment decisions easier for prospective graduate students. “Our ability to admit the students that are truly qualified will improve, because we might now trade off somebody who might be more mathematically gifted for someone who is actually a better problemdefiner or someone who can work with multiple pieces of ambiguous information and still come up with a good answer,” Weber said. Junior Joseph Sobral, an economics and finance double major, said he intends to take the GMAT exam this summer. While the new format of the exam has not discouraged him from taking it, he believes it will be more difficult than previous years’ tests. “I think that the new exam will be harder because it just seems like it has more abstract ideas and concepts,” Sobral said. Sobral said he does not believe that the new exam will change the selectivity and competitiveness of
the university’s master of business administration program. “The students that want to go to graduate school are going to take the test either way,” Sobral said. “It doesn’t matter that they changed the test.” Weber, a former administrator at the London Business School, said the number of American students taking the GMAT has not changed significantly during the last five years, but has increased internationally. He hopes the new test will encourage more students in the United States to take the exam. “The MBA has been more recognized as a valuable degree in Europe and now especially in Asia,” Weber said. “I think selectivity is continuing to grow because of the number of students interested in doing graduate business school, but I think [that for] any individual school, the new test isn’t going to make you more or less selective. It just gives you a new dimension to make admissions decisions on.”
Civil War exhibit showcases a divided Delaware Curated collection highlights 150th anniversary of conflict BY ELENA BOFFETTA Staff Reporter
As the Civil War raged on, the state of Delaware refused to provide the South with military support, despite being a slaveowning state. To commemorate the war’s 150th anniversary, a new exhibition in the Morris Library highlights the state’s position in the struggle. “A State Divided: Delaware During the Civil War,” which features various books, letters, memoirs, speeches and other documents will remain next to the Lincoln Exhibit Case throughout the semester. Maureen Cech, assistant librarian and curator of the exhibit, said the material helps illustrate the state’s position and role during the war. The exhibit’s content was acquired in various places, such as the Lincoln Club collection—a local organization that educates about the life of the former president— or given as gifts by families in possession of artifacts. “[The exhibit showcases] Delaware at a social, economic and political crossroads,” Cech said. Jonathan Russ, a history professor, specializes in the state’s past, and said Delaware was in an intriguing position during the war. “Delaware was a Union state although it was a slave state,” Russ said. “It was different from most of the slave states—the confederate states approached Delaware to see if they wanted to fight for them,
but Delaware declined.” However, despite its conflicted identity, Russ said Delaware was never a war zone. “There were no actual battles in Delaware itself—of course Delaware’s service members fought [for the North] elsewhere,” he said. Russ said the state’s main contribution to the war was Fort Delaware, the leading prison in Delaware for confederates, which was feared by soldiers fighting for the South. The exhibit presents pictures of Fort Delaware and memoirs of prisoners of war narrating their experiences in captivity. The fort, located on Pea Patch Island near Delaware Bay, is now a state park. Russ said Delaware could be considered a miniature representation of the United States during the war, with the South supporting the Confederacy and slave ownership, while the North supported abolition and fought for the Union. “Delaware was during the war a microcosm of the larger nation,” he said. Cech said the exhibition helps viewers understand the scope of the legislative separation that ran through the state. “The exhibition provides documentation of Delaware’s political division that had widereaching effects throughout the state, from the politicians in the General Assembly to the average citizen,” she said.
Sophomore Andrew Lavenburg said his favorite part of the exhibition is the aesthetics. “I really like the old unbleached paper,” he said. Lavenburg said he also learned about a more personal side of the war from the exhibit. “I learned that the famous [Delawarean] DuPont family provided materials for the army, like machinery gun power and textile clothes,” he said. Cech said letters from the military, particularly those from a Union captain named Thomas Reynolds, who fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, were her favorite part of the exhibit. The 1864 battle pitted the army of Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant against Confederate soldiers lead by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Held in northern Virginia, the battle claimed the lives of more than 2,500 soldiers and ended without a clear victor. Cech said the letters are touching and make the war more personal, because viewers can read about the soldiers’ struggles. “Reynolds’ letters are my favorite—he wrote letters to his fiancée Louisa Seward, but he was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness before they could marry,” she said. “I got very attached to him by reading his letters, and that’s what’s powerful and humanizing about experiencing past events through primary documents like letters.”
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Morris Library’s “A State Divided: Delaware During the Civil War” showcases books, letters and memoirs from the tumultuous period.
12 March 6, 2012 Retrial: ‘To revisit this is extraordinarily painful for the family,’ says slain student’s mother Continued from page 1 in an attempt to destroy the evidence. Two years later in court, prosecutors matched DNA obtained from Bonistall’s body to Cooke, and estimated the chance the samples did not belong to Cooke as one in 676 quintillion. He was found guilty on all 11 counts with which he was charged, including rape, murder and arson, and sentenced to death. Kathleen Bonistall, Lindsey’s mother, said the pain is still fresh. “We have spent the last five years trying to heal from the awful pain of losing Lindsey in such a violent and horrific manner, at the hands of such a brutal and violent killer,” Bonistall said. In 2009, the Delaware Supreme Court found that a plea of “guilty but mentally ill” had been entered by Cooke’s legal representative despite Cooke’s objections, which violated the defendant’s rights. Due to this violation, the court overturned the 2007 conviction. Bonistall described the retrial as the family’s “worst nightmare come true.” “To revisit this is extraordinarily painful for the family and we don’t quite understand why,” she said. “We feel that Lindsey is being revictimized for sure. How many times does he get to kill her?” Cooke has chosen to represent himself in the retrial, which will
be heard by Superior Court Judge Charles H. Toliver IV. Toliver appointed Anthony Figliola and Peter Veith, both Wilmingtonbased attorneys, as Cooke’s standby counsel for the trial. They will be available to assist the defendant. “At this point, he’s made the decision to represent himself,” Figliola said. “He’s got to comply with court rules, court procedures and presenting evidence. That’s where the issue becomes, ‘Is he capable of doing that?’ If he doesn’t know how to do something, then he can ask Mr. Veith and I. We cannot do it for him.” He said both he and Veith have been actively preparing for the trial, in the event that they must take over the proceedings. “[Cooke] can either voluntarily put us back in the case or if, because of his actions, he becomes disruptive, the judge can order him out of the case and Mr. Veith and I back in,” Figliola said. Bonistall said the family spent the entirety of the 2007 trial in Delaware and attended court every day. This time around, the White Plains, N.Y. resident plans to split her time between the locations, partially because the retrial is “too painful” and because she is employed in New York. She expressed dissatisfaction with current legislation protecting the rights of victims’ families. “Do you realize that in the
United States of America there are no laws of provision to protect your job if you have to attend the trial of a loved one?” Bonistall said. “There’s absolutely no protection for your job. Employers do not have to hold your job, they don’t have to keep your job for you and they don’t have to pay you.” She expects the retrial will end the same way as the 2007 trial did. “I know justice will be served, I have absolutely no doubt,” Bonistall said. “The family has no doubt that the state will take care of the trial and he will once again be found guilty.” Bonistall plans to speak at the Crime Victims’ Tribute, held as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, in Dover on April 25. After their daughter’s death, Bonistall and her husband founded PEACE OUTside Campus, a foundation that promotes safe off-campus living in college communities. In 2006, a memorial tree and plaque were placed halfway between Memorial Hall and the Perkins Student Center, honoring Lindsey. “If there can be a silver lining in any of this, it may be that, once again, the students at the University of Delaware will become more aware and more conscious of their surroundings,” Bonistall said. “To not only raise awareness, but to look out for one another, so that no other Delaware student can have a name on a memorial plaque.”
Lindsey Bonistall, a White Plains, N.Y. native, was killed in her off-campus apartment in 2005 when she was a sophomore at the university.
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Since the Delaware Child Victims Act passed in 2007, 150 cases of sexual abuse have been filed against the Diocese in Wilmington.
Diocese: Wilmington bishop backs implicated priests Continued from page 1 priests ever engineered a strategy to conceal priest sex abuse,” Malooly said. “None of these men have ever put children at risk by placing an abusive priest back in ministry nor would they ever have had the authority to do so.” Judy Miller, director of the Delaware chapter of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, said the lawsuits stem from the 2007 Delaware Child Victims Act. The legislation eliminated the civil statute of limitations for children who have been sexually abused, allowing a two-year window for past victims of child sexual abuse to come forward with allegations. Since the law passed, 150 cases of sexual abuse have been filed against the Diocese of Wilmington, all of which allegedly occurred before the 1980s. She said the documents reveal the three monsignors were aware of the alleged abuse because of their positions but did not openly report them. Miller said the diocese declared bankruptcy on the eve of the first civil trial in 2009. “It immediately halted any trials or any lawsuits against the diocese,” Miller said. Robert Krebs, director of public relations for the diocese, said the document release was part of a settlement with survivors of sexual abuse. The settlement required nonmonetary and monetary stipulations, amounting to $76 million, awarded to survivors. Krebs said nonmonetary provisions included the release of documents such as personnel files dating back to the 1950s. Provisions also required Malooly to issue apologies to survivors of sexual abuse and meet with parishioners who wanted to discuss the issues. Miller said victims’ advocates wanted the documents’ release to reveal what the diocese was doing at the time when the men were accused. She said looking at the documents indicates that the men were taking action to protect their reputation. “They were on staff and they had positions of authority when these
things were going on,” she said. “Maybe they couldn’t be criminally charged with anything, but they certainly are morally responsible.” Krebs said the diocese is supporting the monsignors in this matter. “There’s nothing in the documents that would indicate that these three monsignors have done anything to cover up or to perpetuate a cover-up of sexual abuse,” Krebs said. “On the contrary, these three men have worked very hard to protect young people and to implement the stringent guidelines that the diocese has in place.” The diocese’s zero-tolerance policy defines how to respond to credible accusations of abuse of a minor by any priest, deacon, volunteer or employee. According to its policy, the person in question would be removed from his or her position and prosecuted by the proper law enforcement agency, Krebs said. The diocese implemented the policy in the 1980s, 15 years before the policy was publicized nationally in the 2001 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, a set of guidelines enacted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Krebs said the policy has been successful in deterring abuse. “We haven’t had an abuse case in the Diocese of Wilmington since the 1980s,” he said. Although there have been no legal cases since the 1980s, Miller said there is a possibility that alleged victims either never revealed their cases or never filed a lawsuit. “I wouldn’t be 100 percent sure that there was no abuse after 1980,” Miller said. “I wonder about that.” Miller worked with victims of sexual abuse by the clergy for 10 years and testified in Maryland courts to extend or eliminate the civil statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse and strengthen reporting laws. She said it takes victims many years to come forward about abuse. “From all the work that I have done with survivors, it has a devastating effect, not only on victims, but on their families as well,” she said.
She said not releasing the documents until a lawsuit was filed reflects poorly on the diocese and displays a lack of integrity. “I don’t think that there will ever be healing within the church until there is accountability and transparency. Those are the two things I think the church tries to avoid,” Miller said. “It isn’t out of the goodness of their hearts that they’re coming clean.” Junior Alison Wade, a parishioner in the diocese, stated in an email message that while she understands certain activists feel strongly about the issue due to the children’s vulnerability, she doesn’t think it’s within the public’s rights to demand officials to step down. “I don’t think any of us in the public can be justified in calling for anyone to resign without knowing all of the details of the situation,” Wade said. Wade said she thinks the diocese officials hoped the scandals would be forgotten more quickly this time. “In their efforts to handle the issue with caution and sensitivity, it seems to have become a secret from the public’s perspective,” she said. Chris Weinacht, a first-year graduate student at the university who attends Catholic mass in Wilmington, stated in an email message that the church tries to help those affected by hardship, and is disappointed some officials have been accused of abuse. “It’s especially troubling to hear that they could use that authority to molest innocent children,” Weinacht said. He also said sexual abuse is a problem that is not exclusive to Catholicism, or any religion or establishment and he thinks leaders of the church failed in their duties to keep their members safe from such harm, and he understands the calls for officials to step down. “I do think that [victims’ advocates do] have the right to call for the removal of any priests who have failed in protecting parishioners and it’s something that Bishop Malooly should prayerfully consider if he feels the monsignors failed in their duties,” Weinacht said.
beers.” The group is part of a number of university students sharing brewing beer as a hobby. Michael Falduto, a senior mechanical engineering major, said he was first introduced to brewing by his uncle, who is currently in the process of opening a brewery in upstate New York. “I brewed something like 27 gallons with him, came home and tried it, read a few books,” Falduto said. “Now I just do it at school for fun, put it in a little keg and drink it out of my friend’s fridge.” He began brewing in the summer, completing at least five batches since then. His favorite came when he added a special ingredient to the fermenting beer. “I took woodchips, soaked them in scotch, then threw them in the fermenter, so we got a scotch aftertaste,” Falduto said. “That was one of my better ones.” Joe Gallo, owner of How Do You Brew?, a brewing store located at the Shoppes at Louviers on Paper Mill Road, sold Smith and his housemates their ingredients. He said brewing as a hobby has existed for thousands of years. “Brewing is as old as civilization itself. People have been brewing before they knew how, brewery why or what was happening,” Gallo said. “They just knew […] it produced a drink that is universally, almost world-wide loved by every known civilization or primitive people on the planet.” Graduate student Michael Barugel, who was introduced to the hobby by friends that work Gallo’s store, began home brewing approximately a year ago. Since that time, he’s brewed about 10 batches, including a Smoky Vanilla Bourbon Stout that’s currently fermenting, and a Coffee Stout he remembered particularly fondly. “It definitely takes a lot of hard work and patience on brewing day, bottling day and the wait in between,” Barugel stated in an email message. “But it is incredibly rewarding and satisfying when you pop the can open on a delicious refreshment that you created.” He said there are three common methods—extract, partial mash and all-grain, ranked from least to most difficult— that home brewers can employ. Partial mash and all-grain brewers begin by cracking malted grains in a grain mill, then coaxing the release of fermentable sugars by heating the grains. Extract brewers, who buy ingredients with preextracted grain sugars, begin the process at this point. The now-saturated water is brought to a boil and the first round of hops is added. How much depends on what type of beer is
being brewed. Other additions can be made while boiling, such as an orange peel for flavor, key for Belgian style beers. By this point, the mixture is called wort—unfermented beer— and placed in the primary fermenter, normally 5 gallons large. The wort is set on ice and cooled to room temperature. Then, yeast is added and the fementer is sealed airtight. Fermentation lasts about seven days before the beer is siphoned to the primary fermenter, leaving behind yeast sediment and other residue. This second round of fermentation lasts approximately three weeks. Priming sugar, which allows the remaining yeast to produce CO2 and gain carbonation, are added, and the beer is bottled. About three weeks later, it’s chilled and ready to be consumed. The housemates split the cost for their IPA’s ingredients and the required equipment, which totaled approximately $200. In the long run, they see the hobby as a good investment. “You get 60 beers out of each recipe,” Hurst said. “Then, if you do the math, it comes down to 83 cents a beer.” Within two months, based on their average beer consumption and the money they would save -Joe Gallo, by not buying store owner it, he estimated they would break even. Gallo said the entire process isn’t particularly difficult, although he did explain the cause of the beer bomb to the brewing housemates when they asked. “If people could do it 10,000 years ago without understanding it, with our availability of information, it’s not terribly difficult,” he said. “If you can boil water, you can make beer.” While he described the hobby as an “overwhelmingly guy thing,” Gallo said female brewers are often the most successful. “About 15 percent of our brewers are women, and some of our most serious brewers,” he said. “On the average, I’d say our female brewers are more dedicated and persistent in the brewing.” With the right ingredients, Gallo said it’s possible to replicate nearly every commercial recipe while brewing at home. “If you have a beer you like and you want to make a clone of it, we can hook you up,” he said. The housemates and Falduto all said they plan to continue the hobby in future years. While Falduto said he has been pleased with the majority of his batches of beer, which have included an American Pale Ale and a Scotch Ale, his first attempt wasn’t his fondest memory. “My first batch tasted like Miller Lite,” he said. “And that sucked.”
“If you can boil water, you can make beer.”
March 6, 2012
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University should go cage-free On Feb. 14, the Student Government Association denied a proposal for Dining Services to begin using cage-free eggs instead of battery-cage eggs, after receiving an estimate that meal plans would increase $18 to $20 per semester. Battery-cage eggs can cause health problems for chickens since disease breeds easily in the tight enclosures. Margot Carroll, director of Hospitality Services, said in reality, the price would increase $9 to $10, half the original estimate, but SGA has decided not to take another vote on the issue, claiming the student body is not concerned enough about the issue. Whether or not SGA does re-vote on the issue should have no bearing on changing to cage-free eggs, as university officials should make the final decision. It is unclear why SGA believes the majority of the student population is not concerned with what kind of eggs are used in the dining halls, since no survey or poll has ever been sent out by the organization. There are no concrete numbers or solid evidence to support their claim. SGA president Molly Sullivan said she would reevaluate the issue if the majority of students want her to, but it is the responsibility of SGA to take measures to find out how students feel about issues, like issuing a survey. Waiting for individual students to approach SGA is an ineffective and inaccurate method. Chelsea McFadden, president of the Vegetarian Students Association, said she has received 3,600 signatures from university students in support of the switch to cage-
free eggs. Though SGA had the highest voter turnout ever in last year’s election, only 2,097 students voted in the election. More people, therefore, voted in favor of cage-free eggs than voted for Sullivan and her fellow officers. Moreover, voting privileges in SGA motions are given to the six members of the elected board, 29 appointed senators, and registered student organization senators. Based on these numbers, SGA only represents a very small portion of the undergraduate student body, rather than the entire population, and should not be the final voice in important matters that affect all students. Dining Services staffers should take the matter into their own hands and switch to using cage-free eggs, regardless of student opinion, since it is quickly becoming the industry standard. Institutions such as Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Florida and University of California at Los Angeles, to name a few, have all made the switch. Even big businesses, like Burger King and Walmart, have made the change. Meal plan prices have increased in the past, and it is likely most students would not notice and mind a change, especially if the eggs will be better quality, and fewer chickens will be harmed. If SGA members truly want to represent students on campus, they must take more initiative in learning about their opinions. It is very clear cage-free egg use is an issue quite a few students are concerned about, and SGA should not dismiss it, especially since they voted using inaccurate information.
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University must move toward eco-friendly dorms Jake Buttery
Guest Columnist The university should use its branding campaign to make measurable sustainable changes. Walking around campus over the past few years, students may have noticed signs of the university’s attempt to re-brand its image. The Office of Communication & Marketing sure hopes you have, as “Dare to be First” encompasses an ambitious effort to move the university to even greater prominence. As I sampled members of the student body, undoubtedly a crucial demographic in this movement, their responses to the campaign were underwhelming. “It’s like a middle-school presidential election,” said a senior economics major I spoke with, alluding to the grand promises but lack of substance contained in the “Dare to be First” slogan. Imagine if “Dare to be First” fueled bold initiatives instead of adding a fresh coat of paint to tired projects? Suppose “Dare to be a Blue Hen” was more than a ready-made set up for punch-lines? What if “Dare to be a Blue Hen” inspired the university community at large? Three questions
is hardly a constructive way to address an issue, so I will “dare to” offer a declarative solution. The university can pave its path to prominence by implementing the first entirely environmentally sustainable dormitory in collegiate America. First and foremost, it is important to consider how an environmentally sustainable dormitory helps fulfill the university’s mission. “Dare to be First” is made up of six components. Of the six, the Citizen University piece is most applicable to an ecologically responsible dorm. The university identifies itself as being global, green, and engaged. By propagating a sustainable dorm, the university will actively engage in preserving green aspects of the natural environment, a global resource. An abundance of campus recycling bins is a start, but to thoroughly engage requires action beyond what is commonplace. The idea of a sustainable dorm may sound appealing, but it would be hypocritical of me to suggest the notion without further clarification. There are variable components of dormitories whose environmental impact can be controlled. We all remember parents yelling to hurry up and get out of shower, and now it’s time for the university to recreate that stern reminder. There is one practical solution to the problem of lengthy showers: lowering the water temperature. As anyone who has indulged in a resourceconsuming shower can attest to, the sensa-
tion of melting away under soothing streams of hot water is addicting. By lowering the temperature of the eco-friendly dorm’s hot water heater, the university will achieve the dual benefit of using less fuel to heat the water and reduce its consumption of clean water as showers become more efficient. Electricity use can also be reduced in both individual dorms and common areas. For example, motion sensors should be installed in all public areas and hallways rather than just lounges, so as to limit light output to the instances when someone actually needs it. As for the individual dorms, student room keys can be used as a trigger for electricity. For example, electrical current should only flow when a room key is inserted in a slot inside the door, which will protect the environment against a careless resident leaving the television on when he goes to class, as the current would stop when he locks the door to leave. This may prove tricky for students with personal refrigerators, so electric wiring will need to ensure one outlet retains current even when the room is empty. For this initiative to come to fruition, student living in the dorms must give incentives that align with the university’s goals. One way to encourage the pursuit of environmental goals is to have prizes for the most ecologically responsible floor of the sustainable dorm. Prizes should be awarded based on quantifiable and transparent objec-
tives, such as least amount of kilowatt hours used. Friendly peer pressure would drive the use of electricity down as residents pushed each other to win the competition. Alternatively, if sabotage between the floors becomes a problem, the university could set dormitory-wide objectives, such as keeping kilowatt use below a predetermined amount per week. Finally, the university should take advantage of an opportunity to easily implement these changes. On East Campus, a new dorm building is under construction, slated to open in July 2013. Without deviating too much from current plans, eco-fitting this building is possible using the suggestions I outlined previously. Environmental sustainability certainly adheres to the university’s Commitment to Delawareans, as a clean environment benefits all inhabitants of the state, and beyond. Another benefit of such an undertaking is the positive national publicity that would be generated. Environmental sustainability and ecological responsibility are an issue on the mind of the American public, and the university has a tremendous opportunity to establish itself as a leader in environmental progress. Jake Buttery is a guest columnist for The Review. His viewpoints do not necessarily represent those of the Review staff. Please send comments to email@example.com.
New statue cumbersome to location, students Kayla Iuliano
Guest Columnist The sculpture under construction in Mentor’s Circle is a frivolous expense. My reaction to the plan to put a statue of a book and feather in the middle of Mentor’s Circle was similar to that of many students: university officials were playing an early April Fools’ Day joke. A 27,000-pound granite statue in the middle of a busy walkway? They’ve got to be kidding. And how long do they expect a 10-foot feather to stay standing? A huge blank page—they know it’ll get covered in graffiti, don’t they? Wait, isn’t that the circle where you can clap and hear a duck as the echo? University President Patrick Harker said in a statement that the money for the statue came from “private donations and funds” that were “raised and put aside to cover the project’s cost.” Wait, what? Three weeks ago, he informed us that “the university will face an operating budget shortfall between $15 million and $25 million in the up-
coming fiscal year.” I’m not omniscient regarding the university’s budget and everything it involves but the financial troubles coinciding with this project create an illogical situation. It comes down to needs and wants—what’s necessary and what’s superfluous. You don’t go to the movies when you can’t pay the water bill. Why is this any different? As an out-of-state student, I’m feeling the financial pinch of attending school here. The university’s research and academics proved a strong pull for me, and if making ends meet means juggling a part-time job and 17 credits, that’s something I’m willing to do. I think the university is worth it. The general sentiment here is one of confusion, and in some cases, indignation: while many students are scraping together tuition and going into debt to attend the university, we’re seeing a return by the university in the form of…statues? I did some digging to find out what kind of benefit this has for students. The statue is designed to honor Francis Alison and professor Richard Heck—the former, a founder of the 1743 school that became the university, and the latter a Nobel prize-winning chemist. But is a granite statue the best way to use funds to honor these esteemed educators? What about new laboratory equipment? Building up-
grades? More financial aid for those students who are straining to afford tuition? If the concern is one of promoting art, why not put the money to use in the theater, music or art departments? If enhancing the aesthetics of campus is the goal, perhaps the university would consider asking student artists to create sculptures. Which would be more impressive—to say, “We commissioned someone to make this art for us,” or be proud to say, “Our students created these themselves?” This is, in no way, intended to discredit Richard Deustch, the statue’s creator, whose work I both appreciate and admire. My intention is not to comment on his art; rather, the circumstances under which the university is acquiring it, and the location in which it’s being constructed. Which leads into the next point of complaint, one that many seem to agree on: the location is a problem. Mentor’s Circle, a major walkway, is already blocked off from pedestrians by construction. While it may only take a minute for most of us to walk around it, I think of my friends on crutches or who use scooters to get around. The congestion and difficulty, while only an inconvenience to many students, will mean much bigger problems for them. That space is also used for student events, like Lindy Bombs (a dance, not an explosive)
hosted by the Swing Club whose members utilize that circle, as does the farmer’s market. Realizing that this has already been paid for, the university should at least consider a better place for it. Why not in that large patch of green space by the library—currently, the only thing occupying it is the “Mentor’s Circle” sign. A statue of a book, by the library, in an unoccupied space? It fits there. It could also ensure the sculpture’s integrity—having it out of a walkway could deter potential graffiti or vandalism. A school that proudly advertises its “Smart Money” christening, whose students could come up with endless practical ways to use funds such as this (new equipment for labs, new resources for the College of Agriculture, upgrades for the library, to name a few), would do well to consider those ideas. I truly believe that funding for academic opportunities or financial assistance would do more for my “Path to Prominence” than a large stone book along my path to class. I would ask the university to make its priority students, not statues, and stop taking its funds for granite. Kayla Iuliano is a guest columnist for The Review. Her viewpoints do not necessarily represent those of the Review staff. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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March 6, 2012
Dance students, professors produce first showcase
ALSO INSIDE WEBSITES CAPITALIZE ON PERSONAL INFO UNIV. EMPLOYEES SERVE RESIDENTS IN NEED
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Operation Beautiful inspires confidence, optimism BY LEAH SININSKY Features Editor
Operation Beautiful founder Caitlin Boyle, 26, says she wasn’t born a “positive person.” However, she believes people have the power to change their personal outlook. “Being positive and being negative require the same amount of energy,” Boyle says. “But being positive makes things so much easier.” Boyle spoke at the university Thursday night as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. She started Operation Beautiful, a campaign that encourages people to post notes with positive, anonymous messages in public places in 2009. The event was held in the Trabant multipurpose rooms and was sponsored by the university’s chapter of the National Eating Disorder Awareness Club. Junior Lauren Peters, vice president of dining services for the National Eating Disorder Awareness Club, says while last year the club focused on the raw details of eating disorders, this year the club hosted events that would encourage positive self-esteem. She says she joined the club because eating disorders have affected those close to her. “It’s a topic that has kind of surrounded people in my life,” Peters says. “I grew up doing gymnastics and it’s kind of prominent in the sport.” During the presentation, Boyle showed slides with photos of notes people submitted to the website. The notes were written to both share personal experiences and to encourage others to believe in their self-worth via the Internet. Boyle also shared statistics about the frequency of negative body image issues among men and women. The majority of her presentation focused on how she believes the media fosters negative self-image. She showed before and after pictures of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Andy Roddick and Katie Couric in order to demonstrate the prevalence of airbrush techniques used in popular magazines. She explained that the body
dimensions portrayed in these images, which she calls “Photoshop hack job” images, are not realistically attainable. “Photoshop isn’t inherently bad,” Boyle says. “But I do think it’s troublesome when you start manipulating these images to fit the ideal.” Junior Daniel Frazier, vice president of advertising for the National Eating Disorder Awareness Club, says he was inspired by an Operation Beautiful note he found last spring that said, “Even models get airbrushed.” While he did not expect Boyle to talk about the media’s affect on body image, he is glad she did. “She was so good,” Frazier says. “I thought the pictures from the magazines were a really cool, useful, engaging thing to bring up.” Boyle shared a story about a Canadian teenager who had sent her an email three months after the website was launched. The teenager was being treated for anorexia, and told Boyle that after an appointment, during which her therapist made her eat a peanut butter sandwich, she went to the bathroom to vomit. However, after seeing an Operation Beautiful note on the door that said “You’re good enough the way you are—you’re beautiful,” she decided to turn her life around. Although she had been hearing it for years, it meant more to her coming from a stranger. Boyle contacted the girl soon after to see how she was doing and learned that she was well and back in school. “If you post an Operation Beautiful note, the janitor may take it down and throw it away,” she says. “But you really don’t know who’s going to read that note.” Sophomore Dani Holden says she struggles with her body image. After seeing Boyle’s presentation, she plans to purchase her book, “Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-it Note at a Time.” “I just felt like it was really awesome, what she does,” Holden says. “And a lot of people could really relate to it like I did.”
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Caitlin Boyle focuses her presentation Thursday night on the media’s influence on self-image.
Q&A with Caitlin Boyle Q
Boyle: I did really bad on a [college] chemistry test and I went into the bathroom and I was having all of these negative thoughts about how stupid I was and how I was never going to pass and I was worthless. And something just came over me and I reached in my bag and pulled out a piece of paper and I wrote, “You are beautiful” on it and I stuck it on the mirror and I took a photo. I blogged about it on my personal blog and the idea just kind of went viral. Two months after that I had a book deal and I got to quit my horrible job.
THE REVIEW/Amelia Wang
Can you talk about your books?
Boyle: The first book is called “Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-it Note at a Time” and that one is for adults or older teens, women in their twenties, thirties, forties. “Operation Beautiful for Best Friends” is coming out this July and it’s going to be for eight- to fourteen-year-old girls. All the notes in the book were written by that age group or were written by adults who were reflecting on that time period in their lives. The book includes notes and stories from the girls and then it addresses different topics in the girls’ lives and how to be happier and healthier. So it talks about puberty and cliques and bullying from my perspective and based on these interviews with these girls and resources from experts. Hopefully it will be a really fun book for them.
Boyle says “Photoshop hack job” images are not realistically attainable.
What inspired you to start Operation Beautiful?
How would you describe your mission?
Boyle: The mission is to post anonymous messages in public places for other people to find. The notes usually encourage a positive body image—and I know this is NEDAW [National Eating Disorder Awareness] week right now—but they don’t have to. The site started because I felt intellectually stupid at school. So it doesn’t have to be about body image, although a lot of people use it as a body image booster. But it can really be about anything you want it to be, which I think is one of the neatest things about it. It’s so simple that it can be used in any way.
How widespread Operation Beautiful?
Boyle: I’ve done about 40 presentations at colleges across the United States and also at churches, company conferences, high schools and some middle schools. I’ve received about 10,000 notes and I’ve received a note from every continent—even from the South Pole. I’ve received notes in tons of different languages like Chinese and Scandinavian and German, and I can’t read them but I put them up and I’m like, “I hope they say something nice!” They’re all photos that get sent to me online, and I think the proliferation of things like smartphones has really helped this. Thirteen-year-old girls in middle school have smartphones, so they can post notes and send them in. They’re all pictures of either notes that they find or notes that they post. People write the website
address at the bottom of the notes so people, if they find a note, can come to the site and check it out.
Do you think Operation Beautiful has helped others?
Boyle: There are three general reactions. The first reaction is, “Oh that’s so nice. What a nice, random thought from a stranger.” The second reaction is like, “What is that? I don’t get it,” and that’s not the most common reaction at all, but I’m not under any delusion that everyone who find a note is like, “Oh rainbows and sunshine, I love it!” And the third reaction is that, I think a lot of us will go through life and look up at the sky and will be like, “Just give me a sign that I’m doing the right thing, or I should leave my loser boyfriend or I should take this job,” and we’re looking for a sign for something. Well some people actually find signs in the form of Operation Beautiful notes. So it’s really neat to see how sometimes for these people, yeah, these notes were left by a stranger who didn’t know who was going to find it, but it means so much to somebody who was there in the right place at the right time. I’ve gotten emails from people who left abusive spouses, and it [the notes] stopped them from committing suicide, people literally found notes on the top of parking garages and didn’t jump off of the building, people who entered eating disorder treatment facilities because of notes. A lot of people say, “It’s just a piece of paper,” but it can be really powerful for somebody if they really need that sign.
March 6, 2012
Anorexia survivor speaks to students, university community BY DANIELLE BRODY Administrative News Editor
THE REVIEW/Jon Gabriel
Professors and students played music, recited poetry and sang in honor of Alexander Lehrman.
‘Moscow Nights’ pays tribute to late professor BY ASHLEY PAINTSIL Staff Reporter
On Saturday night in Gore Recital Hall, piano professor Marian Lee dedicated her musical production “Moscow Nights,” which she spent more than one year planning, to the late Russian professor Alexander Lehrman, who died suddenly in October. Lee says she developed the concept for the show, which combined music and poetry, after spending three years as a Fulbright Scholar at the Moscow State Conservatory in Russia. Lee originally planned to perform the concert solo, but says she quickly realized she would need the help of someone well versed in Russian in order to present poetry in its original language. She called Lehrman. Lehrman, a Moscow native, lived in Soviet Russia until he emigrated west in 1975, eventually settling in the United States in 1976. While living in the USSR in the 1960s and 1970s, he was a member of two famous underground rock bands. Lehrman moved to the U.S. and landed a job at the university in the foreign languages and literatures department in 1989, and his students and colleagues say he knew 40 different languages. Lee says she never met Lehrman, only corresponding with him through email while he was on sabbatical. “By the time I heard he had passed away, it was a total shock,” Lee says. “So I knew I had to dedicate this concert to his memory. There was no [public] memorial service, so this is kind of a way for everyone to
get together and remember him.” At the start of the show, Russian professor Julia Hulings recited the poem “A Song” by A.N. Pleshcheyev in Russian, while Lee played a selection from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons,” a compilation of twelve solo piano pieces, each corresponding to a month of the year. Hulings says she and Russian instructor Natallia Cherashneva chose to read the poems throughout the show to honor Lehrman. Hulings, who was Lehrman’s teaching assistant when she was an undergraduate student, says she remembers him as someone who knew “everything about everything,” and credits him with the expansion of the university’s Russian program. “He was quite a presence in the leadership of our department,” Hulings says. “And he was so encyclopedic in his knowledge.” Senior vocal performance major Rachel Pomeranz performed the Russian folksong “Cossak Lullaby,” with Hulings and five other students. Lee and Pomeranz had collaborated on vocal music performances in the past. Although Pomeranz did not know the performance was dedicated to Lehrman until the night of the show, she says when she saw his family crying during the lullaby, she felt part of something bigger. “I was raised Jewish and my relatives emigrated from Russia,” Pomeranz says. “So it sort of just stirs my heart.” Graduate music student Tierney O’Brien says she was drawn to the event because of her love for Russian composer Tchaikovsky. She says Lee
honored Lehrman’s legacy by fusing language and music together in a performance. Since it’s uncommon to hear Russian spoken in America, O’Brien says she enjoyed seeing the Cyrillic letters on the screen. “I liked the readings beforehand because living in America, you don’t tend to hear a lot of spoken Russian,” O’Brien says. “Hearing Tchaikovsky’s native language really made a big difference in listening to the music.” Vocal professor Noel Archambeault performed an opera by Sergei Rachmaninoff, accompanied by Lee. She says preparing for the show required extensive coaching and study, and most singers do not have much experience with Russian because it’s a difficult language to learn. Unlike Italian, French and German, it is not usually part of the music curriculum. Archambeault says the event was special because the music and language programs worked interdepartmentally. “We don’t get to do that very often,” Archambeault says. “And it’s nice to kind of work across campus with all of our strengths.” At the end of the show, all of the performers led the audience in a rendition of the song “Moscow Nights.” Lee says when she was in Russia, she constantly heard the song, which inspired her to use it as the concert’s name. She says she felt the event did Lehrman’s legacy justice. “I think he was here in spirit,” Lee says. “I could definitely feel something.”
During her year-and-a-half-long battle with an eating disorder, Emily Haas lost 40 pounds, had a dangerously low heart rate and was told she could die. Haas, 18, a senior in high school in Ocean City, N.J., battled anorexia during her freshman year, when she was 15. Her sister and best friend, Meg, a university senior, was the only person she could talk to honestly during her struggle and the one who ultimately convinced her to regain her health. Now recovered, Emily spoke Wednesday night in the Trabant Theater as a part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. She gave a presentation called “Starving for Attention, Dying to be Thin,” which featured photos of her before and during her anorexia. At her lowest weight, Emily was 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 90 pounds. Emily says she was always selfconscious of her body because she has scoliosis, and was teased for being chubby as a child. At the time, she was not overly consumed with her appearance—she was more interested in hobbies such as drawing, writing and spending time with family and friends. During her freshman year of high school, however, she began exercising and paying more attention to her food, losing a healthy amount of weight. She says a shopping trip with her mother in the winter of that year took her concern about her body from a worry to an obsession. When she looked in the mirror in the dressing room, she says she was overwhelmed with self-doubt. “I will never forget that heartdropping shake throughout me,” Emily says. “I was waiting for my mom to come tell me I was looking into another person’s reflection.” Emily also attributes the new high school environment to her insecurity and eventual eating disorder. She says she was intimidated by the “older, thinner girls” at school and constantly compared herself to them. After that day, her healthy diet became extreme as she stopped eating high-calorie foods like bread, restricted dessert and replaced meals with fruit. “I thought by cutting out meals completely that I would go down in size more, and then I became obsessed with that idea—the less you eat, the more you lose,” Emily says. She says as her eating disorder progressed, she only felt good when she didn’t eat. She woke up every day and went to bed every night thinking about food, she says. By spring 2010, Emily had lost 10 pounds and stopped getting her period. Meg, who says she and Emily had become closer the summer before she left for college, was concerned when she saw Emily in May 2010. She says it was clear she had taken her diet “way too far,” and her personality had changed. “Emily looked different, not just in her weight, but also demeanor,” Meg says. “She just seemed kind of
out of it—not her bubbly, goofy self.” Meg says that in the summer, when she was home, Emily could not fully participate in conversations and her responses were often delayed. Meg says it was like talking to a robot. She never saw Emily eat a full meal, and she was obsessed with exercising. Meg says it was even painful to watch her work out. “She was so thin that you could see every bone, every muscle, fighting for life,” she says. Meg says she felt helpless that she could not help her sister and broke down crying in random places. She says her mother fought frequently with Emily and was “emotionally distraught.” Their father was frustrated because he couldn’t understand what his daughter was going through. Meg says Emily would avoid meals by lying to their parents that she would eat with friends and lying to her friends that she ate before. With friends, Emily says she was moody— laughing with them one moment and lashing out at them the next. She also resented her parents, who she says only tried to help her. “I was making everyone else around me out to be the crazy, sick, misunderstood people because I was too afraid to face that that’s who I had become,” Emily says. During her sophomore year, Emily started eating more and gained weight. She denied she still had a problem, telling everyone she was OK. She says Meg sensed she was still struggling and confronted her during the few days Meg was home after winter session in Granada, Spain. Meg advised Emily to take her recovery step by step. By the end of sophomore year, Emily had fulfilled her goal to fill out her prom dress. As she regained her health, she reconnected with her friends and focused on the future. She says she finally feels healthy and balanced. She was recently accepted to her top choice college, Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. She wants to study to be a fashion designer, which consumes her thoughts now rather than her weight. Emily made the same presentation she gave Wednesday to her high school health classes. She wants to be “the voice of hope” for other students at college and women in the fashion industry, such as models, in the future by sharing her experience. Junior Ashley Johnson says Emily’s speech opened her eyes to eating disorders. She says she doesn’t know anyone with an eating disorder, but believes it’s more of a problem than people think. “Even though she’s younger than all of us, I still think she made a big impact,” Johnson says. “I feel like a lot of college students go through the same thing. I don’t know anybody here who would actually speak up on it.” Meg says she is proud of her sister and feels closer to her after helping her through her battle with anorexia. “She’s a boss,” she says. “She’s living her dream, she got into all the fashion and design schools she wanted so far. I feel like she’s back.”
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sights & sounds
“Project X” Warner Bros. Pictures PPP (out of PPPPP) Comparable to “Animal House” or “Superbad” on steroids, Nima Nourizadeh’s pseudo-documentary “Project X” offers a house party of epic proportions and cements itself as the most ridiculous film to hit theaters this year. Produced by “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips, this film retains the hit series’ casual sexism and immoral debauchery but bumps its protagonists down a few decades in age. While audiences can’t help but love the Bluto Blutarskys and Joel Goodsons of teen movies past, the kids of “Project X” are unmitigated twerps. They embody the worst traits of our generation—where responsibility and decency are bad words, and sex and booze are the only currencies. The occasion for the bigtime bash comes thanks to the impending birthday of the Pasadena-based leading man, baby-faced Thomas (Thomas Mann). He’s a black sheep, both at high school and at home—his dad calls him a loser at one point. Thomas and his friends throw a wild party in the hopes of—what else?—becoming popular and getting laid. However, as
high school parties are wont to do, the proceedings spiral out of control to eye-opening results. Since the film is shot in the (overused) handheld camera style of “Cloverfield” and “Blair Witch Project,” audiences get to see all the automobile wreckage, jointpassings and topless coeds up close. Intentionally unambitious, “Project X” promises the viewer bad behavior—nothing more, nothing less. Some will be delighted with its unchecked anarchy, and others will shake their heads in dismay. A two-star rating is merely
Surviving the Bonnaroo music festival
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival—with headliners like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and an eclectic mix of artists including Skrillex, Bon Iver and Ludacris—is shaping up to be one of the more attractive music festivals this summer. Maybe the fact that this year is the first time the Chili Peppers will be performing at the 11-year-old festival isn’t the one reason tickets are being snatched up so quickly. It might be the fact that all four days of the festival are packed with 125 bands from various genres, including Americana, indie, rap and electronica. It could also be the fact that the festival experience includes performances
splitting the difference. The booze-filled bacchanalia that ensues nearly burns down the entire city of Pasadena, but in the protagonists’ warped moral compasses, things like property damage, public safety and respect for women don’t matter as long as there is awesomeness to be had. By the film’s end, Thomas will have been convicted of six different felonies. But it was so worth it, bro. —Thomas McKenna, email@example.com
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at all hours of the day and night on three stages, thousands of tents and an endless supply of Tennessee summer sunshine. Whatever the reasons were for people to purchase one of the $200-plus tickets, no concert attendee should go without some advice from a Bonnaroo veteran. First of all, bring a substantial supply of your own food. Bonnaroo is not only a music festival, but it is also this summer’s epicenter for art and, believe it or not, food. With concession stands ranging from Cajun cuisine to Greek gyros, the festival’s central hub, known as “Centeroo,” provides an inordinate variety of food for concertgoers. I highly recommend trying some of the unconventional dishes on the smorgasbord—I devoured the most delectable bowl of alligator nuggets two summers ago. However, the prices for food are astronomically high and leaving the festival to go grocery shopping might be impossible due to the densely populated fields of cars. Before you leave for your trip, pack non-perishable items for at least one meal per day. Ramen is the king of all ready-made meals, and it makes a wonderfully quick lunch. The majority of attendees are very warm and open, so finding a hot plate to heat up water is as simple as asking one of your tented neighbors. Due to the extremely hot weather, stowing
“The Lorax” Universal Pictures PPP (out of PPPPP) From the creators of “Despicable Me” comes a revamp of Dr. Seuss’ 1971 story, “The Lorax.” The family-friendly film, released on what would be Seuss’ 108th birthday, is a vibrant light-hearted romp through a land of bar-baloots and truffula trees that carries a heavy ecological message. Unfortunately, though, forgettable songs and cheap jokes undermine this otherwise sweet and humorous film. The film takes place in the fictional Thneedville, a town garnished with plastic plants where air is so polluted that fresh air is sold by the bottle and gallon by the villainous Mr. O’Hare (Rob Riggle). After the delightful opening musical number, “Thneedville,” we meet 12year old Ted (Zac Efron), who is desperate to win the heart of Audrey (Taylor Swift), his high school-aged crush. When Ted learns that what Audrey wants more than anything is a real tree, he takes his Grandma Norma’s (Betty White) advice and goes out of town to seek out a man named the Onceler (Ed Helms). Avoiding O’Hare’s thugs and the ever-
away a surplus of water bottles is also a good idea. There are also small water towers stationed throughout the campus for effortless fill-ups. On that same note, brace yourself for the central Tennessee weather. Expect days of intense humidity coupled with 100-degree weather. As mentioned previously, drink enough water to satisfy a camel (fun fact: camels drink about 30 to 50 gallons of water per sitting.) My experience at Bonnaroo consisted of all often minutes of drizzling rain out of the four total days. Unless I was anywhere in the general vicinity of the Wheat Thins booth, which was a conveniently air-conditioned oasis stocked with free cracker samples, I was completely out of luck. Waking up before 9 a.m. submerged in pool of sweat will become a regular occurrence on a day-to-day basis, so I highly recommend sleeping on top of your sleeping bag. Moreover, most bands will play boisterously into the latest hours of the night. Unless you’re a fan of DJ Equal remixing Black Sabbath and shattering your eardrums at four in the morning, I suggest that you bring earplugs. Lastly, one of my best friends gave me some of the best advice: “If a band has a weird name, you should definitely check them out.” This is where my friend and I discovered the indescribable performance by
present security cameras, Ted repeatedly travels to see the Once-ler, who tells him the story of how he destroyed the forest to profit from his invention, a multi-use piece of cloth called the thneed. After the young and ambitious Once-ler cut down his first tree, the Lorax (Danny DeVito), the fuzzy mythological protector of the forest, appeared out of the sky to “speak for the trees.” The Lorax’s pleas fell on deaf ears as the Once-ler and his horrible family made more money off of the production of thneeds. The Once-ler finishes his tale by giving Ted the last truffula seed, which he attempts to plant at the center of town, where everyone can see it. DeVito makes an ideal Lorax, and Riggle shines as the equally short, helmet-
haired villain. The added character development to the Once-ler gives capitalism a face and softens Seuss’ reproach, which keeps the film from becoming too preachy. The visual effects in the film are stunning and stay true to Seuss’ original vision. While the film starts out strong, incorporating Seuss’ trademark rhyming, it eventually falls flat, abandoning the original prose for stale one-liners and distracting the audience with cute animals. However, the film gets back on track by the end, incorporating Seuss’ essential message: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” —Alex Costa, firstname.lastname@example.org
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comedy metal band GWAR. We then decided to check out the Disco Biscuits, mostly because I had heard nothing but good things about them, but also because their name sounded so funky. It turns out that they write jam rock with heavily incorporated keyboard riffs. Needless to say, I was more than pleased. When you leave the main stage after seeing Phish or some other blockbuster band, peruse the smaller tents to see bands like Moon Taxi or Punch Brothers. In my opinion, Mogwai, Das Racist and The Kooks are the most underrated bands on this year’s agenda. Every festival has its respective diamonds in the rough. Essentially, the general rule of Bonnaroo is that you should take advantage of every waking opportunity to try new things— when in doubt, disregard that doubt. After seeing one of the most sublime lineups in 2010, I will not be going this year, seeing as I don’t think anything could top The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z within the same four-day span. However, I strongly recommend attending Bonnaroo for anyone who hasn’t. With this year’s lineup, it is guaranteed to be a marvelous experience. —Ethan Barr, email@example.com
March 6, 2012
Day Trippin’: Hunting With Krista Connor
Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of discovering far away or unknown places. By the time I was 11, I was sure I could single-handedly find Atlantis, and over the years my intrigue with hidden items led to the exploration of abandoned buildings or aimless drives with friends and family. But since there are presumably no undiscovered civilizations in the state of Delaware and piracy is out of the question, there’s only one option for a 21st-century girl seeking lost treasure who has a few hours to spare on a Saturday afternoon—geocaching. Geocaching is a sophisticated hide-and-seek game that takes place on all seven continents. Players get coordinates from www.geocaching. com and use an outdoor GPS to find hidden objects at that location. They can also create their own cache and upload coordinates to the website for others to find. And so, with my sister Leilah at the helm, and brother Nathan and friend Rebecca ready at the stern, I held my iPhone GPS at arm’s length, shouted “Onward!” and embarked on our treasure hunt toward the first cache, called “Lum Skull.” My phone’s GPS directed us to Lums Pond State Park, a 16-minute drive from campus. On any other day, I would have taken my time wandering along the pond’s edge. But on this particular day, I was on a mission. We continued on foot for a brief time before our encounter with calamity, which included a knifewielding older couple and a savage
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golden retriever. OK, so the couple smiled and quietly said “Hello,” and while the dog wasn’t savage, it did jump on me and smear dirt all over my leggings. We headed deeper into the woods, only to encounter a real obstacle— mud. Note to perspective geocachers: don’t go after it rains. Our shoes made flopping noises, and I plodded along feeling less like a fearsome pirate and more like a delicate damsel. Still determined to succeed, we trudged off the path and into the forest when I spotted a green tin. Everyone huddled close as I fumbled with the lid. Finally, our eyes gazed at the baggie full of marbles, pens and a deck of skull-themed playing cards. Adventurers sign a logbook at the site of each cache and have the option of leaving the items they found or taking them as souvenirs and replacing them with something of equal or greater value. The best we could offer for the cheap green coin we found in the tin, which read “New Orleans—the Sheraton Corporation,” was a business card for an Asian restaurant in New Jersey. Nathan signed “Day Trippers” in the logbook and off we went to the next cache. But foul games were afoot. The next destination, located just off Route 896, was a trap—or at least, cacheless. Perhaps an evil cacher set it up to cackle at people like us, who probably seemed suspicious to the average driver as we prowled around the roadside, looking into trees and squatting to peer under logs. Nothing.
Since the sun began to set as swiftly as my phone’s battery was draining, we hurried toward Newark for the final cache. We pulled into a park and jogged down the sidewalk, made a sharp left turn into the woods and stepped into an unexpected fairy tale. The sky set a pink and orange hue against the forest floor, which was covered with green and purple vinelike leaves. Rebellious, they spiraled their way up the ancient trees until they reached the top, waving in the chilly night breeze to the wanderers below. When we finally found the cache under some twigs, we groaned at the ammo case’s contents—some mildewy paper and dirty pens. The “Day Trippers” were worn out, so Leilah listlessly signed “Hungry and Tired” on the log. Finally, we plugged in the address to our final stop—a housewarming party for our friends Jimmy Simpson and brothers Zach and Jonathan Elfers. We arrived late with disheveled hair and muddied clothes. But as we ate dinner and recounted the day’s adventures, I realized that we had at last found something worth keeping. And it was much better than a green coin or even single-handedly discovering Atlantis—it was the sound of laughter and the companionship of good friends. —Krista Connor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fashion Forward: Designing a personal tribute My love for fashion goes beyond chiffon secretary blouses, pretty dresses and that perfect blush hue of ballet pink—fashion weaknesses I can’t seem to get over. Megan Soria Like any type of art, the most fascinating aspect of fashion is the message it holds—and believe it or not, some of the strongest statements are carried by something as simple as a T-shirt. In the world of streetwear, clothes represent more than just a screenprint, and luckily, there are certain entrepreneurs who are well aware of the power of a T-shirt. Johnny Earle, aka “Johnny Cupcakes,” founded a T-shirt empire that began as a joke and ended up as a multimillion dollar business. After designing a shirt inspired by his nickname, he continued to sell his funny shirts out of the back of his beatup Toyota while touring with his band. Since then, the empire has grown into a fashion phenomenon, along with a loyal fan base crazy about his fun and quirky limited designs. From magic tricks to his recent collaboration with Nickelodeon, Mr. Cupcakes draws most of his inspiration from old-school nostalgia. Aside from impeccable presentation, witty graphics and great
quality, a JC shirt brings out the kid in everyone, emphasizing the importance of remembering where you came from and sticking to what you love. It’s a brand I’ve grown to respect and admire, with a message for aspiring dreamers everywhere. When Benny Gold wasn’t getting creative satisfaction from working as an independent graphic designer for other big-time companies, he decided to take a chance and create his own clothing brand. Inspired by the motto “Stay Gold,” his brand signifies the sense of personal identity and the importance of youth. The skateboarding enthusiast has a growing fan base, including yours truly, that admire the meaning of his brand and the business that he’s built. As one of the most universal garments out there, there’s something about a T-shirt that speaks louder than aesthetics. It’s the story and inspiration from which a brand is built and the thought put into a design that makes a brand most attractive to me. So when the Philly-based poppunk band Valencia asked me to design a T-shirt for their sold-out show in December, it was a bit intimidating. I was anxious to create something I knew could mean more than cotton for the 3,000 people who would come out for their farewell show at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia —loyal fans who watched the band grow and were part of the era when pop-punk
exploded into the music scene. The shirt was to be a tribute to my big brother Max—Valencia’s former drummer—who passed away a few months before. He was a cool person with an affinity for music, a classic aesthetic and an incredible ability to set trends. How was I going to represent him in the form of a shirt? My admiration for people like Earle and Gold inspired me to delve deeper. I wanted to keep the design simple and subtle, paralleling Max’s classic style and understated personality. I decided on a black and white photo of his silhouette behind his drum set, taken by photographer Tom Milewski. The backdrop in the photo was the band’s logo, so it was still a shirt fans could appreciate. And as a personal touch, I added his signature of our last name in a pop of red ink. All in all, I wanted the shirt to encompass what made him so special—his band, his drums, his name, his personality and the simple act of playing music. I have no idea what my future in fashion will bring. Whether this was the last or the first of many things I’ll design, I do know that this project meant more to me than anything I’ll create in my life. It’s amazing what a casual short-sleeved cotton top can represent—a memory, a lifestyle or an era. —Megan Soria, email@example.com
Courtesy of Krista Connor
Krista Connor takes to the woods for a geocaching treasure hunt.
DID YOU KNOW? Did you know Delaware’s sister state is the Miyagi Prefecture in Japan? Approximately 300 kilometers (186.4 miles) northeast of Tokyo is the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan, one of 47 subnational jurisdictions in the country. It is located in the central part of the Tohoku region along the Pacific coast. More than 2 million people live in the Miyagi Prefecture as of 2010, and Sendai, the capital, is the region’s largest city. The relationship and exchanges between Delaware and the Miyagi Prefecture began under former Republican Gov. Mike Castle and grew into a formal sister state partnership under then-Gov. Tom Carper in 1997. The businesses and markets between the First State and the prefecture expanded trade and cooperation and the employment of more people in both areas.
Last March, Japan was hit by an earth-shattering 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. Delawareans took action and set up a fund at the Delaware Community Foundation to help with relief and rebuilding efforts in the Miyagi Prefecture, raising more than $100,000 for the victims of the natural disaster that ravaged the island. On Jan. 23, a delegation of officials from the Miyagi Prefecture visited with Gov. Jack Markell in Wilmington to extend thanks for Delaware’s role in disaster relief and rebuilding. Educational exchanges between the two sister states are set to restart this month, as they had been temporarily put on hold during Japan’s recovery.
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22March 6, 2012
Local couple provide food, comfort for those in need BY PAT GILLESPIE Senior Reporter
Right next to Oyster Shell Alley in Port Deposit, Md., sits the town’s Presbyterian Church. On Thursday afternoons, the homeless and the unemployed file in for a free meal. They are greeted by university employees Mike and Edwina Flannery, who started Nicanor, an organization to help the homeless and those in need, three years ago. Mike, 58, says people’s situations range from homelessness and unemployment to sheer loneliness. Many of the people who arrive for the weekly meal battle various mental illnesses, such as depression. “They’re going through hard times,” Mike says. “You know, they need somebody that can talk to them. A friendly face and a few kind words can go a long way.” The Flannerys started Nicanor— named after the biblical character who fed orphans in Jerusalem—after Mike received a “message from God” in 2008 while sitting in his house right before dinner was served. “There was just a voice that said, ‘What are you doing with what you have now?’” Mike recalls. The revelation sparked an idea to start feeding the homeless. That year, Mike and Edwina began serving sandwiches to the homeless in Elkton, Md. With Nicanor, they have been able to expand their project, and now travel on a weekly basis with the help of some volunteers to various sites in Cecil County, offering free meals. Nicanor received two grants from Cecil County last year to help fund the meals, and the Maryland Food Bank also provided funds to the organization. Pastor Barry Gray moved to Port
Deposit 20 years ago, after attending Princeton Seminary. Gray says Cecil County has struggled economically in the past few decades, specifically in Port Deposit. In 1976 in the town next to Port Deposit, the U.S. Navy closed down the Bainbridge Naval Training Center that had been used for troop training in World War II. Gray now serves on the board of directors for the Bainbridge Development Company, a committee created to make plans to redevelop the 1,200-acree campus the Navy once occupied. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in Cecil County as of December was 8.3 percent, near the national average. In 2010, Nicanor served 12,000 pounds of food—6,500 hot meals. To make Nicanor a more comprehensive nonprofit, Mike and Edwina have also handed out 1,800 pounds of clothing, tents, sleeping bags and toiletries to the homeless. Mike says about 6,000 children in the Cecil County school district are eligible for free lunches, and many do not eat over the weekend. The Flannerys recently started providing weekend food packages to 40 children, giving them enough food to get through the weekend. They hope to expand this project. Mike arrived at the university seven years ago and works as a mechanic, repairing cooling and heating systems. Edwina was laid off several years ago, and three years ago she started a university custodial job that pays less than half the salary she used to earn at her Tastykake Baking Company job, where the couple met, in Philadelphia.
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Courtesy of Mike Flannery
The Flannerys, two university employees, provide hot meals to homeless and people in need in Cecil County, Md.
THE REVIEW/Marina Koren
More than 850 dresses hung in the Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel during a weekend-long wedding gown sale.
Brides-to-be benefit breast cancer survivors, families BY MARINA KOREN Editor-in-Chief
Wearing a billowy, embroidered wedding gown, 21-year-old Colleen McCone stepped up onto a pedestal and looked at herself in the mirror. Seconds later, she burst into tears. “I tried on two before this one and I didn’t even want to try on my last one,” says McCone, a Delaware State University student. “I saw this one and I was like, ‘That’s it.’” McCone was one of many brides sifting through more than 850 bridal gowns Saturday afternoon at a weekend-long sale benefitting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in New Castle, Del. The gowns, starting at $100 and ranging from size 2 to 22, were donated to the coalition by Making Memories, a Portlandbased organization whose “Brides Against Breast Cancer” fundraiser involves charity wedding gown sales from which all proceeds go toward programs for cancer patients and their families. The sale also offered tiaras and veils, the latter of which seemed to seal the deal for many brides in choosing their dresses in front of the three-panel mirror. Priscilla Rakestraw, development director for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, says the fitting rooms erupted in cheering every 15 minutes or so. “We say, ‘Is this your dress?’ and they say, ‘Yes, this is my dress,’ and then they cry and we cry and we all clap,” Rakestraw says. She says the Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel, located off I-95, donated its ballroom space for
the fundraiser. A local storage facility offered to store the dresses for free for several months before the sale, and the Wilmington Blue Rocks’ management team volunteered to unload the dresses on Friday, the first day of the sale. Rakestraw says 115 volunteers helped brides find their dream dresses that weekend, including 46-year-old Rhonda Johnson, of Wilmington, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last June. “I think this is a good cause, especially since I am a cancer survivor,” says Johnson, who wears a bandana over her hair, which she says is just starting to grow back. “I’ve been through radiation and chemotherapy. Right now, I am done with all of that and I am getting better. My strength is coming along.” University senior Marissa Chieco, who began interning for the coalition a few weeks ago, helped cart dresses around the ballroom and took photos on Friday. Chieco, who hopes to work for a nonprofit organization after graduation, says the atmosphere at the fundraiser often became emotional. Chieco’s great aunt, who is now 75 and healthy, underwent a mastectomy before Chieco was born. Back then, she says doctors could not definitively diagnose her great aunt with breast cancer, so she immediately underwent surgery. “I’m excited to have a chance to show her that I support and believe in this mission, so it doesn’t happen to anyone else,” Chieco says. “This is something that college women may face and may already be facing, so
it’s never too early to start thinking about the risks.” McCone, who commutes from Magnolia, Del. to campus in Dover, says she was surprised to be going home with a dress featuring intricate beading, embroidery and a long train—the exact opposite of what she was looking for. “You like it?” McCone asks her fiancé, Kyle Davis, after the couple split the cost of the $235 dress. “I didn’t know if you’d like poufy. Do you like poufy?” “It’s beautiful,” says Davis, a resident of Milford, Del. Cathy Klocko, 70, of Wilmington, who was volunteering for the coalition, says she and the others who helped McCone into her dress shed tears as soon as the young bride says “yes” to the dress. McCone says she wished her mother, who declined to attend because she and her daughter disagreed on wedding plans, was there to see her in the gown. “I says, ‘Well, you have all these surrogate mothers here happy for you,” Klocko says to her. McCone says she expected to spend $1,000 on a gown before attending Saturday’s sale. Buying her dress on Saturday at the fundraiser, her first attempt at finding a dress, was the right choice. “If I’m going to spend any amount of money, I’d rather it go to a good cause in anything that I buy,” she says. “If I’m buying a car, I would rather get it at a charity auction than go to a lot and just pick one out.”
March 6, 2012
Internet ads, marketing ploys target students BY SOPHIE LATAPIE Copy Desk Chief
Dance minors perform “Euphoria,” one of 10 pieces of this weekend’s “Continuum” show.
THE REVIEW/Jon Gabriel
Dance minors perform at inaugural concert
BY BO BARTLEY Staff Reporter
Students in the university dance minor performed pieces paying tribute to the pioneers of modern dance and tracing the path of life Friday and Saturday night in Mitchell Hall during “Continuum,” the dance minor’s first concert. Theater professor and concert choreographer Lynette Overby says auditions for the concert were opened to dance minors in May and the concert was rehearsed and organized this fall. She says the concert was focused on connecting more recent styles of dance with their predecessors. “We’re using modern dance and contemporary dance as a basis for all the dances,” Overby says. “We don’t have hip-hop, jazz or tap—all of the pieces are modern dance, but they are very diverse.” The concert was comprised of 10 pieces that represented various styles of dance. Overby planned the choreography with dance minor adviser and behavioral health and nutrition professor Jan Bibik, adjunct professors Kimberly Schroeder and Sarah Vennard and an undergraduate research scholar, junior Sarah Janus. The name of the concert, “Continuum: Explore the Past, Enliven the Present, Envision the Future,” was indicative of the progression Overby wanted to give the audience. “They are able to see,
historically, the beginnings of modern dance to the contemporary dances that you see,” she says. “The first half of the concert, you see the pioneers. The second half takes you into the more contemporary forms of dance.” Overby says she prefers the modern dance style because, unlike traditional styles, it focuses on full use of the body. “We’re talking about a dance form that allows for expression through a variety of means,” she says. “Usually the movement is the most important piece of it. The music isn’t driving it as much.” Junior Stephanie Keller says the incorporation of many schools of dance was a challenge. “It’s hard to transition, but I think it’s good for us because it helps us to have a broader spectrum on how to perform and what type of dances we can do,” Keller says. The dance minor has been available for enrollment through the department of behavioral health and nutrition since 2009. Keller says the concert was supported financially through efforts carried out by students in the program—all of the costumes used in the concert were custom-made, and students were responsible for running the publicity campaigns and creating related media such as T-shirts and posters. “We collaborated and came up with a bunch of ideas for fundraising,” Keller says. “We needed money to rent out the facilities and have
the concert. We needed to come up with funds for the materials for our costumes.” After the concert organizers held their auditions and gathered the approximately 50 dancers they needed, they held multiple practices weekly and began dress rehearsals at the beginning of the semester. Overby says the show evolved as rehearsals began and people started to interact with her work. “You know how you write a paper and you say, ‘Oh, I can make this better,’” she says. “It’s the same thing with choreography. You get your draft and then you start to work with people.” Senior Brianna Spragg says while the choreographers and directors were resourceful, the dancers were responsible for making the show something to be proud of. “We’re going to keep pushing it until 7:30 Friday night, and then the dance is ours,” Spragg says. “We just have to keep pushing before that.” She says the dancers were pleased with the chosen theme, but she liked the ability to tweak things when she wanted. Spragg says the difference in the styles of dance was an opportunity to try something new. Keller says she and her fellow performers hope “Continuum” will be the first of many shows performed by students in the dance minor. “It’s been a very long process,” she says. “Everything is coming together and it has been a lot of fun. I think everyone wants to do it again.”
Sophomore Anthony Frasso Googled a few items he was interested in buying over the weekend. He says he was then thrown into a fit of frustration when he saw those same items pop up a few hours later in a sidebar advertisement on Facebook. “It’s an invasion of privacy,” Frasso says. “I don’t want people to know what I’m searching on Google.” Facebook, along with other social media and email outlets, has developed new marketing strategies that allow advertisers to directly target a consumer, says marketing professor Anuradha Sivaraman. Search engines like Google and Yahoo track a user’s search history and store it. This information is either kept for commercial use or sold to a company that can use the information to personalize advertisements. “If you know which website a customer is coming from, if you have access to that data, you can do a much more targeted campaign,” Sivaraman says. “Some websites look at the IP address to advertise something that’s geographically relevant to you.” On Yahoo, university students might see ads from the Delaware area because the server recognizes the user’s login location. Ads are also targeted to users’ Facebook profiles based on what “likes” he or she has, according to Sivaraman. Senior Brian Gitlitz says he is aware of how Facebook and other websites are teaming up with advertisers but is not concerned. He says he noticed tracking on StumbleUpon, a website discovery search engine, because when he clicked on one ad, any other StumbleUpon sites he browsed through posted the same advertisement. “I actually think it’s pretty genius,” Gitlitz says. “I don’t care all that much if they see I like this one website that sells clothes.” Smartphone applications like Facebook Places Check-In and FourSquare, which allow people to document their whereabouts, have also caught the eyes of businesses looking for marketing opportunities. Yelp, rated one of the Best iPhone Apps of 2012 by Time magazine, even offers deals and offers for customers who “check-in” when they’re in the store. Gitlitz says his father, a small business owner, avidly uses FourSquare to attract attention to his motorcycle dealership and increase foot traffic. “I know it’s a biased opinion, but it does help people like my dad who own businesses to get people to come see the store,” he says. “He tells his customers to follow him on FourSquare and use FourSquare if they’re in the area of the dealership.”
An issue bothering Frasso is the increasing interconnectedness between social media websites and users’ Internet activity. Recently, websites like Hulu and StumbleUpon began offering users the option to sign in through their Facebook accounts. Although this alternative allows users to skip the process of creating a new account with a username and password specific to that website, it also turns their Facebook pages into walls of advertisements. Facebook automatically posts users’ activity on that specific site unless the user adjusted his or her privacy settings to disallow this. Frasso says the option is a further breach of privacy. “I always have my own separate log in,” he says. “I don’t like the whole idea of everything being connected and linked.” In the wake of President Barack Obama’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights legislation, proposed in February, search engines have been more active in increasing tracking transparency. Google recently added a “Do Not Track” feature to its Google Chrome search engine, allowing users to easily opt-out of being targeted for advertising opportunities. However, this action continues to pose problems as the feature is a voluntary system, trusting companies to not use the collected data. Sivaraman says linking multiple websites to one account and allowing search engines to track your browsing history also poses some security questions. She says students should be wary of what information they’re giving out and where it’s going, and should always read the fine print. “Sometimes people go ahead and give all kind of info out just to get access to a website,” Sivaraman says. “Sometimes they will go and answer a survey that asks you all these ridiculous questions—but people will do that to get a free T-shirt.” She says that security issues on the Internet are becoming increasingly more contentious. “Privacy in Internet is always on the question—I know lawmakers are constantly attracted to the issue,” Sivaraman says. “Internet is still a much newer media so whatever we learned from TV and radio we learn over time. I do expect to see stronger regulations in the future, but at this point I don’t exactly how they’re going to regulate it.” Sivaraman’s advice for students is to question why they are targeted and to be vigilant about understanding the web in order to protect themselves. “If a stranger comes up to you and says, ‘Tell me your most valuable information,’ we would be spooked,” she says. “People don’t think this is spooky online.”
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Lenten sacrifices not so sweet I challenge you to find a greater source of temptation than the u n i v e r s i t y ’s dining hall dessert menu. At dinner last week, when my table at Rachel Nass Pencader was loaded with an especially overwhelming assortment of chocolate chip cookies, brownies and pastries of indeterminable varieties, I decided to officially turn my back on dining hall sweets. Grand illusions of dietary discipline flooded my imagination as my friends and I discussed Lent over dessert. We had a lot to say about the Christian practice of giving up something enjoyable for the Lenten period, the six weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The more we talked, the more this ritual that I rarely think about managed to set my fraught relationship with dining hall desserts into striking relief. I’ve never been much of a sweets girl—I prefer my fat to come with pounds of sodium and a fried crust—but attending college has turned my occasional Oreo into a frightening habit. And the worst threats to my muscle cells are not the Tagalongs on my pantry shelf, but the incessantly taunting dining hall pies and crumb cakes. Ultimately our conversation led me to commit to divorcing these sweets, and although I’m not a practicing Christian of any kind, Lent seemed like a good time to break a bad habit. Starting last Thursday, I began a trial separation with eating dessert in dining halls, with a re-evaluation
date scheduled for Easter Sunday. This didn’t seem like an insurmountable task. Everything offered in the dining hall—Russell’s warm lunchtime macadamia nut cookies, UDairy peach ice cream, chocolate glazed doughnuts at Sunday brunch—was a manageable litany, or so I thought. But it turns out that my sugar craving is more tenacious than I realized, and I struggled to come up with alternatives to satisfy it. It may be against the spirit of Lent to indulge my craving, but this was my experiment and if I was going to fail, I was going to fail gloriously with sweets that are reasonably healthy and available on campus. Friday afternoon, in a desperate P.O.D search, I found salvation in the most unlikely of places—an unsuspecting and inconspicuous pretzel rod. The royal blue packaging was a congenial reminder that I had plenty of meal plan points and was in points paradise. Browsing more frantically now, I quickly learned that if you know where to look, healthy sweets run rampant on our campus. I’m especially proud of the recipe below, for ChocolatePeanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes. My cheesecake sandwiches are low-fat, take about five minutes to assemble and use ingredients that are available at the P.O.D Market. They don’t technically break any promises to abstain from sweets, and according to my roommate, they are “actually really good.” Eating one of my sandwiches with her this afternoon, I began to think about Lent again, probably for the last time for a while. What occurred to me was that most of what we instinctively think to abstain from is perishable. I guess this is an unsurprising tendency in a country that is endemically
overweight and, more to the point, very poorly schooled in moderation. We indulge in masses of unhealthy food, so it makes sense to give up sweets in a time of repentance. But I also know that even the occasional Russell pastry won’t literally or figuratively disturb the scales. Sugar is part of our culture and a source of energy, and to give it up completely is just as extreme as consuming it in excess. To quote Woody Allen, “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” He’s right, as usual. Marriage to John Krasinski notwithstanding, all I’m really sure of is that the next 81 years of my life won’t be worth much of anything without Key lime pie and peanut butter cups. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake Sandwiches Ingredients: 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter 1 tbsp Nutella 2 tbsp non-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp lime juice 2 graham crackers Directions: 1. Combine the first four ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until well blended (swirls encouraged). 2. Break both graham crackers in half to form four squares. 3. Spoon the mixture onto two of the squares and spread. 4. Top both with the remaining two graham cracker squares, forming two sandwiches. 5. Drizzle with a little chocolate syrup, as desired. Makes two sandwiches.
La Cage Aux Folles DuPont Theatre Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. Skull’Rz Bane Mojo Main Thursday, March 8, 9 p.m. Resident Ensemble Players Presents: “Our Country’s Good” Thompson Theatre Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. Modern Exile Deer Park Tavern Friday, March 9, 10 p.m. Serafin String Quartet Collage Concert World Café Live at the Queen Sunday, March 11, 12 p.m.
—Rachel Nass, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students follow celebrity fashion trends Designer lines at lower prices allow students, fans to find fashion inspiration in department stores BY RACHEL JAMISON Staff Reporter
When first lady Michelle Obama appeared on “The Tonight Show” four years ago, she told Jay Leno that her outfit was a “J. Crew ensemble.” The company’s stock subsequently shot up 8.2 percent. Celebrities are now walking billboards for designers, especially when they mention them in the public spotlight. Junior Martha Adjei says people are greatly influenced by seeing celebrities in certain styles. “They see the idea of these people in the media wearing the clothes and they also want a piece of that person,” Adjei says. “That’s where the influence comes from.” Fashion and apparel studies professor Dilia López-Gydosh says mass media, especially social media, plays an important role in exposing the public to designer brands.
“People are more attracted to designer brands because they’re more educated about them,” López-Gydosh says. “We now see these names everywhere because of our connectivity to social media.” Adjei says she sees a correlation between celebrity styles and popular trends. “Students definitely model their fashion after celebrities,” she says. “There’s a trickling effect. Since celebrities are the face of fashion and they get paid to wear fashion-forward things, it’s almost like our fashion comes from them.” However, López-Gydosh says some celebrity styles can be too outrageous for the everyday consumer. “I remember trying to look like Madonna when growing up,” she says. “You just don’t see that anymore because there are very few that have an iconic style now.
If they do, that style is very far out there—so much so that people are not embracing them for everyday wear.”
“The only way for brands to make money is to hit every market.” -Dilia LÓ pez-Gydosh, fashion professor Many high-end fashion designers whose creations sell at sky-high prices are now making their clothing and accessories
more accessible to the average consumer at department stores. Taiwanese-Canadian fashion designer Jason Wu debuted a women’s clothing and accessories collection at Target last month for a limited time in stores and online. López-Gydosh says by creating lines that imitate original designs at lower prices, consumers can copy their favorite celebrities’ style. “The only way for brands to make money is to hit every market,” she says. “Everyone wants to look like they’re fashionable, and so they have different looks at different price points so that everyone can have that feel.” Italian brand Missoni made headlines last fall when Target stores offered an affordable line of their products in stores and online. Hundreds of people waited in line for its release, and most items sold out within hours. Target’s website
crashed repeatedly while people bought the products en masse for resale on eBay. Senior Samantha Meyers was among the enthusiasts who waited in line the day Missoni’s collaboration with Target was released. She says the Missoni clothes were well-made and had a similar style to the higher-end Missoni brand. Meyers says styles that sold for upwards of $600 in the regular line were priced at approximately $30 at Target. However, she says designers don’t use the same expensive fabrics for these low-priced department store lines. “The quality is definitely lower but if you’re a fan of the brand, it doesn’t matter,” Meyers says. “I love to show who I am through the faces of fashion that I look up to—I’m willing to show support any way that I can.”
March 6, 2012
UNPleasantries —Megan Krol
THIS WEEK’S CLUES
LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS
3. Audible exhale 5. Crude, Palm, etc. 8. Illegal imitation 10. Forbid 11. Ashy 15. Dumb 16. Nicolas ____ (actor) 17. Revise 18. Waiting line
3. Bobby 4. Quilt 6. Kiwi 8. Prism 11. Note 12. Wick 14. Rupee 15. Fleece 16. Est 17. EVOO 18. Tulip 20. Tortoise
Down 1. LOTR’s Grima 2. Cold hands 4. Tab key function 6. Rain increment 7. Sleeping feeling 9. Jeff Goldblum 1986 role 12. Nickname 13. One always goes missing 14. Boot accessory
Down 1. Absinthe 2. Pinstripes 5. Brisk 7. Spine 9. Marmalade 10. Swift 13. Cameo 15. FlOz 19. Nouveau
“Experts at Nothing” by Justin Sadegh
“Experts at Nothing” is a weekly comic strip that follows the lives of Sam and Dan. Their lives? About nothing. Why read it? ’Cause they’re experts. —Justin Sadegh, email@example.com
26 March 6, 2012 Flannery: ‘Everyone has nothing but kind words and praise for them,’ resident says Continued from page 3 Hard times are not a foreign concept to the Flannerys, who have been married since 1978. Mike grew up in North Philadelphia near Temple University. When he was 11 years old, Mike began experimenting with drugs. He spent most of his adolescence on the streets, away from home. “I was a really lousy individual,” he says. “I didn’t care how my actions affected anybody.” As a young adult, Mike regularly used methamphetamine and cocaine and questioned the concept of faith. “I was very skeptical about God,” Mike says of his youth. “If there was a God, he didn’t live in my neighborhood.” In his late twenties, Mike enlisted in a rehabilitation program. It briefly stopped his behavior, but once he left the rehab facility, he returned to old habits. With Edwina and two young children, Mike hit rock bottom at age 32 when he overdosed on meth and cocaine.
The near-death experience forced Mike to reevaluate his life and his behavior. “God gave me a gift,” Mike says. “He let me see myself as I truly was. The guilt was unbearable. And the shame of my life.” That was the last time Mike touched drugs or alcohol. He began attending church after the overdose, but his perception was still skewed. Mike wanted the church to fix all of his problems, never seeking to offer any of his own help, he says. Eventually, he drifted away from attending church, but continued to read the Bible. In 2003, after a 15-year hiatus from organized religion, Mike went to a service. “I started to go back to church, and I wanted to know [what] God wanted from me rather than what God could do for me,” says Mike, who belongs to a nondenominational church in Rising Sun, Md. Edwina stood by Mike through his ordeal. She met him at Tastykakes Baking Company in
1973, claiming it was love at first sight. Edwina was the oldest of six children, and her family moved around Philadelphia frequently.
“The reality is, some people have a real gift for giving.” -Barry Gray, pastor Two of her siblings became heavy drug users, and Edwina’s mother, who also battled with drug and alcohol abuse, committed suicide when Edwina was 17 years old. Edwina dropped out of high school. She found a job with Tastykake, where she worked for 38 years. Despite Mike’s problems early on in their marriage, Edwina
was determined to keep their family together. “I came from a broken home and was determined that my children would not be in a broken home,” she says. Together, Edwina and Mike have created a new family in Nicanor. The people that arrived Thursday night at the Port Deposit Presbyterian Church for dinner all talked with The Flannerys. Mike asked one woman about her trailer, while Edwina recruited someone to try the dessert. Roxanne Sturdy, 48, attends the Nicanor dinners occasionally with her five-year-old son, David. Sturdy worked for a microscoperepair company in Baltimore until she was laid off two years ago. Although she says she has cut down significantly on spending, Sturdy says she can provide for herself and does not need the meal. She comes because she “sometimes just [doesn’t] want to cook.” “Everyone has nothing but kind words and praise for them,” Sturdy says of Mike and Edwina. “They’re the first ones that I’ve
met in a long time that commit this much time and this much effort on a weekly basis.” With feeding the homeless also comes helping them through difficult times and overcoming adversity. Mike recalls a 60-year old woman arriving at one of the meals in hysterics. The woman told Mike she had been gang raped two hours before the meal. Mike felt responsible to console her. “When you’re holding a 60year old lady who was gang raped two hours before and you’re trying to explain to her that God doesn’t view her that way—that you’re not those things they told you you were, you’re not an animal—those days are hard,” Mike says. When Gray heard Mike and Edwina needed a larger, airconditioned space for their meals, he immediately offered his church approximately two years ago. “The reality is, some people have a real gift for giving,” Gray says. “And that’s not dependent on how much you have, it’s dependent on how much you’re willing to give. And I think Mike and Edwina have it.”
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Four runners from the women’s indoor track and field team earned All-East honors this weekend.
Hagins matures on, off hardwood
Swimmers wrap up at CAAs
Junior, now a father, has best season yet BY PAT GILLESPIE Senior Reporter
Jamelle Hagins is having a year he will never forget. He was selected to the All-CAA second team. In February, he broke the school’s alltime blocked shots record, finishing this season with 202 blocks in three years. The junior helped lead the Hens to their first winning season in several years. And last May, Hagins son, Jahlil, was born. “I guess my first two years, well year and a half, I was just like every other student. I was going out whenever I wanted,” Hagins, 21, said. “But I guess I had to grow up a lot quicker. I mean, I don’t go out as much. There’s a lot more responsibilities. I put him before everything.” At first glance, Hagins appears like a normal student. A normal, 6’9”, 240 lbs. student. He wears vintage, flat-brim hats. He has several tattoos and dons flashy jewelry. Hagins is a Black American studies major, taking four classes right now. Student-athletes live and breath their sports, with year-round practices, workouts and games. Juggling academics and sports can prove to be difficult. Add in a 10-month-old baby, and priorities begin to shift. Hagins lives across the street from the Bob Carpenter Center, where he plays his games, in an apartment with his now-fiancée,
Maria Edwards, 20. Hagins and Edwards began dating freshman year, but once Edwards found out she was pregnant, she dropped out of school to start working. The couple said the pregnancy news shocked both of them. “I was scared. I remember I went for a walk,” Hagins said. “I called my dad, called my mom. After a while, I just knew that it was time to grow up. I knew everything was about to change.” Hagins and Edwards typically wake up at 6 a.m. every morning. Sometimes Jahlil sleeps with them in bed. Edwards gives Jahlil a bath while Hagins makes a bottle for him. Then Edwards takes Jahlil to day care before heading to work, and Hagins goes to school and then practice most days. Hagins’ basketball squad proved to be a support system for him. Last year, senior Jawan Carter was already a father when Hagins learned he would be too. Carter served as Hagins’ pre-parent mentor on what to expect, and the do’s and don’ts of fatherhood. Junior forward Kelvin McNeil offered his car to Hagins for grocery trips before Hagins was able to buy a car of his own. Hagins considers his teammates “uncles” of his son. “I thought it was very important that he realized the responsibility that it is, and handled it in a very mature way,” head basketball coach Monte
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Courtesy of Jamelle Hagins
Jamelle Hagins and his fiancée Maria welcomed son Jahlil last May.
BY DYLAN GLICKSTERN Staff Reporter
THE REVIEW/Nick Wallace
Andrew Tanneberger tries to dodge around a Wilcat defender Saturday.
Men’s lacrosse takes down No. 8 Villanova BY RYAN MARSHALL Sports Copy Editor
Delaware men’s lacrosse came back from six goals down to beat No. 8 Villanova for the first time since 2008. The win ended the Hens’ three-game losing streak. The Wildcats dominated the first 14 minutes of play with six goals on seven shots. Freshman goalie Chris Herbert made no saves and with 1:19 left in the first, head coach Bob Shillinglaw called a timeout. Shillinglaw replaced Herbert with freshman Brett Anton. With one minute left, senior midfielder Andrew Tanneberger caught a pass from sophomore attackman Danny Keane in the slot and beat the Wildcat goalie with 33 seconds left. Tanneberger scored again 30 seconds later to give the Hens momentum going into the second quarter. “We started out real slow, but we practiced well all week,” Tanneberger said. “We prepared really well for them and those goals gave us that confidence that we could do this and everyone stepped up and started clicking together.” The Hens continued their strong play in the second. Senior midfielder John Austin scored his first goal of the year. Austin missed most of last season with multiple injuries and is now working his way back into the lineup.
Sophomore midfielder Brenden Gilson scored a man-up goal with 6:09 left in the second and started a run. Delaware scored the next seven goals and held Villanova scoreless for 26:55. Eight different players scored for the Hens. Senior attackman Grant Kaleikau added two goals, including his shot in the final moment of the first half, which bounced off the turf, off a defender and into the net. Five seconds into the third period Kaleikau scored again to tie the game at 7-7. Delaware suffered a loss during the scoring streak. Anton dove to save a pass from going out of bounds, but landed awkwardly and separated his shoulder. His status is questionable for next week. Shillinglaw said Anton played great coming off the bench cold, and it was a shame to lose him to injury. He ended the day with six saves and allowed one goal. Herbert replaced Anton and made six saves and only allowed two goals after returning. Tanneberger added his third goal of the game, just before Anton was hurt, to complete his first career hat trick, but he wasn’t finishing filling up the stat sheet. He added to his career day with another goal in the fourth. “It’s a great feeling, it’s awesome, it’s just really good to go out there feel
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The Delaware swimming team traveled to George Mason’s McKay Natatorium in Fairfax, Va. Feb. 25 for the CAA Championships to close out its season. After finishing third in the conference last season, the fifth place finish for the men’s team this year did not live up to junior Ryan Roberts’ anticipation. “Fifth place was definitely disappointing,” Roberts said. “But I think we had some good swims overall. We lost a lot of seniors last year, so I think we rebounded pretty well.” John Hayman, head coach for both the men’s and women’s teams, said that his expectations were higher for this season than the results. “Our hopes were to finish as high as third or even higher,” Hayman said. “We graduated probably 40 percent of the points that we scored in the conference meet last year, so we knew it would be tough to finish that high again, but we were close.” The women’s team, which finished seventh in 2010-2011, finished eighth this year. “We weren’t really playing on a level playing field,” Hayman said of James Madison, this year’s champion, which only has a women’s team. Despite the disappointing regular seasons, the Delaware swimmers had some success in the CAA Tournament the last weekend in February. Roberts, who captured the CAA title in the 200 backstroke for the second straight season, was the top Hen at the tournament. “He’s a tough competitor,” Hayman said. “He loves to race, and that’s something that’s not easy to teach.” Roberts also finished third in the 400 yard medley relay with sophomores Cole Clark and Paul Gallagher, and senior Josh Hyman. Roberts said after the race he felt, “relief and happiness at the same time.” Roberts’ time of 1:46:78 in the 200-yard backstroke broke his own record from last year and is now the fastest time in that event in Delaware history. “I had already swam a few races before that and I had done really well,” he said. “So I didn’t really know how fast I was going, but I had a feeling I was going to beat my time from last
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March 6, 2012
weeklycalendar Tuesday, March 6 Baseball at Maryland 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 Baseball vs. Delaware State 3 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. UMBC 4 p.m.
Starting Friday Women’s Basketball at CAA Tournament Women’s Softball vs. Monmouth at the Norfolk State Tournament
“GIVE THEM WHAT THEY DESERVE” BY TIM MASTRO
Baseball at Old Dominion
Friday, March 9 Women’s Tennis at Navy 3 p.m.
Life isn’t fair. You don’t always get what you deserve. The same principle applies to sports. The Delaware men’s basketball team deserves better than this. For the talent on this team, and how well it played this season, a quarterfinal exit in the CAA Tournament does not do it justice. It’s not as if the Hens played poorly Saturday. How often does a team shoot 47 percent from the floor and lose? The fact of the matter is that Old Dominion played its best game of the year and unluckily for the Hens, it happened to be against them. It wasn’t poor defense on Delaware’s part either. The shots were contested. They just happened to go in. Old Dominion’s Kent Bazemore was the difference. The Hens struggled to
Saturday, March 10 Women’s Lacrosse vs. Penn State 12 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse vs. Stony Brook 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Women’s Golf at Richmond Invitational Monday, March 12 Women’s Tennis vs. Temple
defend him because they don’t have anyone that can effectively guard him man-to-man, not many teams in the country do. Devon Saddler and Jarvis Threatt are athletic enough to stick with him, but way too short. Khalid Lewis is the Hens’ best on-theball defender, but he is even shorter than Saddler and Threatt. Jamelle Hagins is big and athletic enough, but if he’s guarding Bazemore, Old Dominion’s forwards would have had a field day down low. Luckily for Delaware and the rest of the CAA, Bazemore is graduating after this season. They won’t have to contend with him next year. Speaking of next year, it was always about next year with this team. Sure this season was a huge step forward, but with such a young team it was about building for a run next season. The Hens will return all their starters, and only lose two players. Barring injury Devon Saddler, Jamelle Hagins and Jarvis Threatt will challenge for All-CAA first team honors. Saddler and Threatt (if he adds more muscle) will be mentioned in the conference Player of the Year race. Hagins will be one of the favorites for Defensive Player of the Year and his partner in the frontcourt, Josh Brinkley, will continue to be the most underrated player in the conference. If Saddler continues his current scoring pace, he will easily break the all-time school scoring record. Threatt and Kyle Anderson will also make a run at this record before their careers are over. Looking at the CAA landscape next season, Drexel and VCU probably will be the top two teams. Delaware has a case to be mentioned as the third best team. Anything
less than a top four finish in the league next season should be considered a failure. Next season is the best shot the Hens will have at an NCAA or NIT bid in a long time. So yes, next year is the year for this squad, but this season shouldn’t be over. The selection committees of the CBI and CIT need to take a long hard look at this squad. They’re entertaining, play hard for each other and are playing some real good basketball at the moment. If for no other reason, the Hens should get a bid to one of the minor tournaments this year because Hakim McCullar’s career does not deserve to end with him lying on the floor for three minutes and being helped to the locker room with a possible concussion. Why? Because that wouldn’t be fair. Tim Mastro is a managing sports editor at the Review. Send questions, comments and a CBI invite to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Basketball: The Hens go into the CAA tournament in Upper Marlboro, Md., with an undefeated record of 27-1 (18-0) conference record. Delaware beat William and Mary in Williamsburg on Feb. 29 with a score of 79-53. Elena Delle Donne had 26 points and 11 rebounds. Juniors Lauren Carra and Danielle Parker also reached double-digits with 14 points apiece.
Women’s Indoor Track and Field: Four of Delaware’s members of the Women’s Indoor Track and Field team got All-East honors while competing in the final track meet of the season, the ECAC Championships in Boston on Mar. 4. Vicky Caruso, Latoya James, Amira Idris and Toresha Foster got the honors as they scored 13 points, helping Delaware to a 20th place finish. Caruso, a junior, finished second in the 200 meters in a school record time of 24.00. Caruso beat her own time. James, a red shirt freshman, finished fifth in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.61. Idris, a freshman, finished sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, 1.25 inches to earn her honors. Foster, also a freshman, placed eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 56.25. Pick up the Review next week for a full season recap.
Time: 3 p.m. Saturday Location: Delaware Stadium
Men’s Ice Hockey: The third-ranked Delaware Men’s Ice Hockey team is playing in the ACHA Championships, held from March 2-7 in Strongsville, OH, just outside Cleveland. On March 3, The Hens beat Davenport, 3-1. On March 4, Delaware won again, defeating Ohio University 5-4. The Hens play No. 2 Lindenwood next in the semifinals on Mar. 6.
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Delaware vs. Stony Brook
About the teams: About Delaware: The Hens, who are receiving votes in the USILA coaches’ poll, are now 3-3. They beat No. 8 Villanova at home, 13-9. Sophomore midfielder Danny Keane is leading the team with 12 goals, and is closely followed by senior attacker Grant Kaleikau with 11 goals. Kaleikau has 17 assists as well for a total of 28 points. Junior attacker Sean Finegan has 9 goals. About Stony Brook: Stony Brook comes into this matchup having lost their first three games. They lost to Marist, 10-9, at home on Mar. 3. Red shirt freshman attacker Mike Rooney has six goals. Second in the scoring race is junior midfielder Russ Bonanno who is tied with Senior attacker Robbie Campbell with four goals. Junior attacker Jeff Tundo leads the team in assists with four.
The numbers: Why the Hens can win: While the Hens’ record is .500, Stony Brook’s record is .000. Junior goalie Sean Brady’s goals against average is 11.67. After the game at Villanova, they are almost back into the Top 20 in the coaches’ poll. Delaware has five players with five goals or more, and the Hens score an average of 11.17 goals per game vs. Stony Brook’s average of 8.00 goals per game.
Why the Hens could lose: Before the Villanova game, Delaware had a threegame losing streak. Also, the last time these two teams met, Stony Brook won 14-9 at home. Stony Brook also has won more games than Delaware when they have played each other. It doesn’t look likely that Delaware will lose, given Stony Brook’s record this year, but the Hens should stay vigilant and not treat this team lightly.
2004: The last time the Hens beat Stony Brook. 11-4: The score of Delaware’s last win against Stony Brook. 2-6: Delaware’s all-time record against Stony Brook.
The prediction: Even though Stony Brook might have beaten the Hens in the past, Delaware should romp over Stony Brook in a high-scoring affair that seems to be a characteristic of the Hens’ 2012 season. Delaware 17 Stony Brook 8 —Jack Cobourn Assistant Sports Editor
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Lady’s lax falls last second BY MATT BITTLE Staff Reporter
THE REVIEW/Megan Krol
Devon Pearson pitched seven innings Sunday, giving up one earned run.
Baseball takes series BY DAN MOBERGER Managing Sports Editor
Delaware starting pitcher Devon Pearson saw a gust of wind send a routine fly out over the fence to give Fairfield life and momentum in Sunday’s series finale. Sometimes wind blowing out from home plate can be a pitcher’s worst nightmare. The thing about Mother Nature is—both teams have to contend with it. An inning and a half later, after Fairfield tied the game in the seventh and then taken a one-run lead in the eighth on their second unearned run of the day, Delaware outfielder Nick Ferdinand’s high fly ball caught the breeze and soared over the right field fence. The solo-shot was nearly identical to Fairfield catcher Ryan Plourde’s from the seventh, and sparked enough offense to give the Hens the eventual 4-3 win. “I just wanted to square it up, barrel it up, and luckily I did,” Ferdinand said. “The wind took it out, but hey, I’ll take it.” The victory gave Delaware their first series win of the year at home. After dropping the first game of a doubleheader Friday 4-0, the Hens came back to win three-straight over the Stags. Pearson gave up one earned run over seven innings in the win. He also fanned seven batters and gave up just two walks, but reliever Brandon Hinkle came in to pitch two innings and pick up the win. “It’s good that we lost the first one and won the next three because it’s better than losing the last one,” Pearson said. “We have some momentum going into this week.”
Pearson’s start continued the success that starters Chad Kuhl, Eric Young and Corey Crispell had over the weekend. Crispell, a senior, threw six and a third innings and gave up four runs— two earned—in Friday’s 4-0 loss. Eric Young, another senior, took the mound in the second game Friday and went the distance without giving up an earned run in the 4-1 win. Kulh’s six shutout innings Saturday sent the Hens into Sunday eyeing the series victory. Head coach Jim Sherman, now in his 12th year with the Hens, said the whole pitching staff, both starters and relievers, threw exceptionally over the weekend. He was happy with the way his team played against Fairfield, but thought they could have swept the series with some better hitting in Friday’s loss. “Three out of four isn’t bad to start the season on the home front,” Sherman said. “Last year, we were as good as anybody winning two out of three until late in the year.” Last season, the Hens were 2619 before losing seven of their last eight games. With a talented, more experienced pitching staff this year, the Hens look to build on their fifth-place CAA finish from a year before. A trip to Maryland and a home game against Delaware State separate Sherman’s squad from Friday’s conference opener at Old Dominion. Ferdinand said the Hens are in a good place moving forward to jump higher than the seventh position, where they were projected to finish by the CAA Coaches Preseason Poll. “Devon Pearson threw unbelievable today,” he said after the game. “I think we’re going to be dangerous this year.”
The women’s lacrosse team’s 9-8 defeat to La Salle at Delaware Stadium Saturday afternoon came down to the last second. Sophomore attack Shannon Burns scored a career-high three goals. Freshman midfielder, and last week’s CAA Rookie of the Week, Caitlin McCartney recorded two goals, including one with 25 seconds left to close La Salle’s lead to one. After a foul on the Explorers, Burns had a free position shot with .3 seconds left, but the ball was knocked away by a defender, giving La Salle the victory. Coming off a 16-7 loss to No. 18 Georgetown, the Hens were looking to bounce back at home, where they had a recent success against Lehigh. The loss was the first for Delaware at home this season, dropping them to 2-3. “I think the team showed a lot of guts, but we need that from start to finish,” head coach Kateri Linville said. The Hens opened up a 1-0 lead 40 seconds into the game on sophomore defender Rachel Dooley’s first career goal. Less than two minutes later, the Explorers tied it. Burns then scored her first goal of the game to give the Hens the lead on a shot assisted by sophomore midfielder Abbie Hartman, but La Salle responded by scoring three straight goals to go up two. Turnovers and missed shots hurt Delaware. The Hens had 11 turnovers to La Salle’s seven, while taking 28 shots on goal and holding the Explorers to 26. “I think our ability to take care of the ball and convert on our opportunities today put us behind a little bit,” Linville said. Down 4-2, Delaware responded, tying it on goals from Burns and sophomore attack Chelsea Fay. It was the 10th of the year for Fay, who has now scored in 11 of the past 13 games since 2011. The Explorers’ goal with less than two minutes left in the first half gave them a 5-4 lead at the break. Early in the second half, La
Salle’s Melanie Sarcinello, with two goals and two assists already under her belt, scored to make it 6-4. Delaware’s junior attack Brittany Griel scored, but La Salle answered again to make it 7-5. Burns then scored her third goal of the day to cut the lead to one. “Most of my goals weren’t designed for the play, but because they were pressuring other people, we would cut through, so we worked well with each other,” Burns said. The Explorers racked up two more goals within 37 seconds with scores by Kelly Furman and Jackie Roebuck. With 3:08 left in the second half, McCartney scored her first goal of the game, and with 25 seconds remaining, followed it up with her second. McCartney leads the team as a freshman with 11 goals this season. “We set up our offense so each
person has a different look to cage in,” McCartney said. “We work to get each other open and see what happens, and it’s been working out.” After winning the faceoff, Delaware looked to tie the game and head into overtime. A foul on Burns with under a second remaining gave the Hens a shot, but the Explorers sealed the victory on the next attempt. “I was just trying to place the ball, but [a defender] tipped my stick,” Burns said. Delaware plays at home Wednesday against UMBC. “We’re definitely going to learn from this game. We don’t ever want to be in this position again,” sophomore goalkeeper Tori Zorovich said. “It’s definitely going to light a fire within us to come out for the next game.”
THE REVIEW/Marek Jaworski
Shannon Burns lines up her free position shot in an attempt to tie the game.
Women’s ice hockey goes to ACHA Tourney as No. 1 BY EMILY NASSI Editorial Editor
The women’s club hockey team is looking to get back to its winning ways as it heads to the ACHA national tournament this weekend in Wooster, Ohio to take on three-seed Alaska in the first round. The Hens are 14-1-1, with their only loss coming in the first round of the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference championship playoffs. Delaware was also unanimously ranked No. 1 in American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II play throughout the regular season. This season marked the first time the Hens made cuts during the tryout period. In the previous years,
anyone could walk on, regardless of experience. “In terms of our league, we’ve always been pretty much at the top, so I think the competition is increasing within our team, but also within our league,” club president Alyssa Welsh said. “I think the girls coming in are absolutely stronger and that’s kind of building up to a stronger team overall.” The 20-person team brought in five experienced freshmen this season, and were also led by a number of returning players, head coach Bobby Crystle said. Junior center Danielle Malysa led the team in points during the season, while two-time AllAmerican goalie Brie Scolaro, a senior, only allowed eight goals and posted eight shutouts in the Hens’ 13 games.
Newcomer Sarah Berkley was second on the team in points. Crystle said the highlight of the regular season came during the West Chester weekend series. “Last season we tied and lost to them in our regular season,” he said. “But this year we defeated them 4-1 and 2-1. It was a weekend that we had circles on our calendar once we saw our schedule.” In his second season as head coach, Crystle led the team to a 12-01 regular season record. The Hens also accomplished two of their goals this season, winning the regular season title and earning the team’s third straight trip the national tournament. They fell shy in winning the division championship, an aspiration that has posed a challenge
to the Hens over the years, according to club vice president Katherine Horn. “We always get the best record in our league, the DVCHC [Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference], and then in playoffs, we can’t put it away,” Horn said. “That was one of our big goals, which we came up short and we’re looking to improve on that next year.” Delaware fell to California University of Pennsylvania in the first round, 4-2. The Hens had previously defeated the then-No. 3 Vulcans earlier in the season. “We were down pretty much the whole game and we were all pretty frustrated with ourselves,” Horn said. “Now we know how to work that frustration into more of a positive
energy and hopefully take that feeling and ride it to nationals.” The tournament begins Saturday at the Alice Noble Ice Arena in Wooster, Ohio. No. 1 Delaware takes on Alaska in the first round, and No. 2 Rainy River on Sunday. The championship is Monday. Horn said the team is looking forward to its last postseason opportunity. “We’ve been doing a lot of off-ice workouts recently and gearing up for nationals because we know the teams out there will be bigger and stronger than anything we faced here,” she said. “We’re really excited to get our chance to battle them.”
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Swim: Roberts and Dodd with top finishes Continued from page 28 year.” Other top times from the men’s team include third-place finishes by Matt McCarthy in the 200-yard backstroke and Brian Coonce in the onemeter dive. Clark and Andrew Speese finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200-yard. As a team, the Delaware men finished fifth with 422 points. UNC Wilmington was this year’s champion with 683 points. On the women’s side of the tournament, Delaware finished eighth with 238 points, while James Madison
claimed the championship with 771 points. The best finish of the weekend for the women belonged to Stephanie Dodd. Dodd, who will graduate in May, placed fourth in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:44:13. After a disappointing season as a junior, Dodd said she bounced back for her senior year. “This was my last year, so I really wanted to finish strong,” Dodd said. Although she was able to pull out the fourth-place finish, the race wasn’t as easy as it appeared. “I was a bit under the weather going into conferences,” Dodd said. “It
was the longest race of my life. It felt awful.” Hayman praised his top female after the race. “What it comes down to is being able to perform under pressure, and Steph does that quite well,” Hayman said. The team will graduate two players from the men’s team and six girls from the women’s team after this season, but Hayman is excited for next season. “We have some outstanding freshmen coming in,” he said. “The athletes that are leaving had great careers, but the people we are bringing in, I believe, are at that level already.”
Tourney: Hens hopeful for CBI or CIT invite Continued from page 1 This year, the Hens put up the best record of Ross’ six-year tenure. They ended up fifth in the CAA, matching their highest finish since joining the conference in 2001. A nine-game winning streak, an undefeated month of February and victories over CAA powers Drexel and George Mason highlighted the season. It has Delaware in a position where it has a chance to earn a possible berth to one of the minor postseason tournaments like the College Basketball Invitation or the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. When Ross was asked about the possibility of playing in some type of postseason tournament, he cracked a smile. “It’s nice of you to be able ask that,” he said, referring to where the team was two years ago. Saturday, Delaware was aiming to make the semifinals of the conference tournament for the first time since its
second year in the CAA. They beat No. 12 seed Towson 72-65 a day earlier to set up the Old Dominion matchup. While the Hens were victorious over Towson, they suffered two key injuries. Senior forward Hakim McCullar had concussion-like symptoms after a hard foul and junior forward Kelvin McNeil limped off with a knee injury. McCullar was ruled out for the quarterfinal game, but McNeil was able to play with his knee wrapped. Delaware shot 47.3 percent from the floor. It was the Hens’ third-best shooting percentage of the season. But Old Dominion was even better. The Monarchs hit 48.6 percent of their shots. “Every shot they put up was basically going in,” Delaware sophomore guard Devon Saddler said. “Sometimes you have nights like that.” Saddler led the Hens with 24 points. Junior Jamelle Hagins and freshman Jarvis Threatt added 12 each. Delaware stayed even with Old Dominion for most of the first half. The Hens led 38-36 with 3:42 left in the half
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Devon Saddler shields the ball from the Monarchs’ Kent Bazemore.
before the Monarchs finished on an 11-4 run to take a five-point lead into the break. The Monarchs picked up right where they left off to start the second half, and went on a 13-4 run in the half’s first six minutes. The Hens shot a higher percentage in the second half than the first, but still weren’t able to keep pace with the Monarchs scoring. “We’re not built like that,” Ross said. “It was an atypical game in terms of how both teams like to play. Both teams are pretty good defensively and we shot great and they shot great. You never really want to put yourself in that position where it becomes a shootout.” The closest the Hens got after that was 11 points with 10:53 remaining. “Dog-gone it, they never started missing,” Ross said. “That was the problem. Again, credit goes to them. I thought our guys played well. I thought they played well. They probably just outshot us a little bit.” Old Dominion was led by All-CAA first team member Kent Bazemore. He scored 24 points and was followed by Donte Hill. Bazemore was 9-20 from the field and Hill was 7-12. “We thought they were gonna cool off,” Hagins said. “They didn’t.” Delaware will learn its postseason fate after the brackets for the NCAA Tournament and the NIT are announced Sunday. The CBI and CIT will offer invites to those teams not in the two major tournaments. The first round of the CBI and CIT each begin March 13. Ross said he isn’t confident the Hens will get some kind of postseason bid, but is optimistic. “I would hope that we will, just for the simple fact that I really love coaching this team,” he said. “I don’t want to have my last speech to them be 10 minutes ago in that locker room. There’s sometimes when you get to the end of the season and it’s been a grind. You need space, the kids need space… But I want to go to practice tomorrow.”
Lax: Hens looking to continue winning ways Continued from page 28 good, play well and put it in the back of the net,” he said. Delaware’s defense tightened up after allowing six goals in the first quarter. Associate head coach Greg Carroll said the team started sliding and communicating better, and didn’t allow
as many open shots. He said Herbert wasn’t seeing the ball well in the first, but he bounced back for the team upon returning later. Going forward, Shillinglaw said Herbert is his starting goalie. Shillinglaw has shown a lot of faith in the young goalie, and pointed to how well he played against Johns Hopkins. He said he replaced him in the first to
spark the team and his team responded. Tanneberger, Kaleikau and Keane will try to continue their point streaks next Saturday against Stony Brook. “Hopefully, we can do a lot better and continue to win,” Tanneberger said. “I’d much rather win games than score goals.”
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Jamelle Hagins broke the school record for most career blocks this season.
Hagins: Grows as player, dad Continued from page 28 Ross said. “He and Maria have done a terrific job. I think they’re wonderful parents.” Ross said he offered Hagins “tid-bits,” of parenting advice, having two children of his own. Ross recalled joking with Hagins on a road trip once about how much easier it is to sleep on the road, free of any family distractions. Four years ago, Ross did not see the player he now coaches. Hagins was a raw product, tall but not strong, athletic but not skilled. “It was more based on projection and what we thought he could possibly be,” Ross said of his initial assessment of Hagins. “We thought if he had the right work ethic, that he could become a decent player in our league. I don’t know that we thought that he could become the player that he has become.” Hagins ranks 12th in Division I basketball in blocks per game with 2.93. Hagins picked up his 15th double-double of the season during the Hens’ second round loss to Old Dominion in the CAA Tournament. Ross said Hagins, as one of the older players on the team, has become more vocal in the locker room this year. “Being a parent, you have to put your foot down sometimes,” Hagins said. “And sometimes, when the younger guys get out of hand, I do see a father-like tendency to come out, and tell them not to do something.” Like Ross in his evaluation of Hagins as a player, Edwards had her doubts about Hagins being a father. “I have been surprised,” Edwards said. “I didn’t think he would be a bad dad, I never at once thought that, but I didn’t think that he would be as good of a dad as he is.” Edwards warned Hagins before
the start of their sophomore years she thought she might be pregnant. Hagins was with Edwards when she took her pregnancy test. When the test came up positive, mixed emotions filled the room. Excitement in some sense, but mostly nervousness, Edwards said. Hagins and Edwards have made a drastic social adjustment. When both were asked separately about going out and socializing, their responses were not typical of college students. “We do try to go out as a family, whenever we go out, we may go to the playground,” Edwards said. They frequently travel to Washington D.C., where Edwards’ parents live. Some weekends, they go to the mall and restaurants, spending what they can afford. Carter, the former teammate, told Hagins about Pell Grant benefits for college athletes with children, which helps pay for some of Jahlil’s living expenses. Carter also showed Hagins some of the services the university provides for parentstudents. Hagins’ future is uncertain, career-wise. He would like to entertain the possibility of playing in the NBA or overseas somewhere. If basketball does not pan out, he hopes to teach math to young kids, or join his father, James, back in Roanoke, Va., at Integrity Windows and Doors, where Hagins worked in high school. Last August, with three months of fatherhood under his belt, Hagins surprised Edwards one more time, proposing to her two days after her 20th birthday. “I think we were all taking a nap, and when we woke up from the nap, he came and he was like, ‘Here, I have something for you to read,’” Edwards said. “I read it and it touched my heart […] I couldn’t say anything but ‘yes.’”
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