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Nader highlights corporate greed in America Four-time presidential candidate lectures on big businesses’ hold on freedom, democracy Zac Ellis Editor-in-Chief Ralph Nader had one message on Wednesday night: Corporations are running America, and young generations are letting it happen. Nader, a four-time presidential candidate and noted consumer advocate, lectured to a semi-crowded Cox Auditorium on Wednesday night, focusing largely on the apparent dominant hold corporations have on American society. “The Constitution starts with the Preamble, ‘We the People,’” said Nader, who was brought to UT by the Central Program Council and the Issues Committee. “It does not start with the Preamble, ‘We the Corporation.’” Nader’s discussion, entitled, “Democracy and its Erosion: Big Business and the American Duopoly,” aimed to shed light on the damaging effects of corporate society, fueled by a college-aged generation of American youth, whom Nader claimed have “grown up corporate.” “What do I mean by growing up corporate?” Nader said. “We know that corporations run this country. It’s not secret. The secret is, how do they run it?” Known for a career in public service highlighted by bouts of consumer activism, Nader has impacted a variety of aspects of the American corporate sphere with his work. Since 1965, when Nader released a book entitled, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” in which the young Nader successfully exposed the auto industry’s ignorance of safety standards in its vehicles, the Harvard Law School graduate has fought for the rights of American citizens, rights that Nader claims are being stripped away by the power of corporations. As the figurehead for the nation’s Green Party, America’s premiere third party, Nader said the nation’s two-party system is stalling. “Eighty percent of people think America is going in the wrong direction,” Nader said. “Sixty-three percent in a major Gallup poll think the two major parties are failing.” Nader cited the strategic planning of

50,000 Americans die each year from workrelated injuries. The money, however, remains in the hands of the corporations on the home front, Nader said. He expressed displeasure in the constitutional rights given to corporations, saying that companies are given the same privileges as American citizens but aren’t always subject to the same rules. “Sixty percent of corporations in this country who are operating paid no income taxes last year,” Nader said. The key for change lies in the hands of the college-aged generations, Nader said, though he admitted he sees little initiative in that specific generation. “Expectation levels are the most powerful way of controlling people,” Nader said. “I dare to say you have among the lowest expectation levels of any generation of students I’ve ever exchanged ideas with, and I’ve been working with students for 50 years.” But Nader focused on the positive aspect of college for students, saying that higher education represents the best time to make a difference for young people. “This is where you come in,” Nader said. “You’ve got about 15,000 days until you reach 65, a little over 2,000 weeks. Arguably the most creative decade of your life, not necessarily the wisest … is your 20s. “This is where you’re going to break through, in terms of where you’re going to Wade Rackley • The Daily Beacon have an impact in this world and on this Ralph Nader speaks to students, faculty and staff in Cox Auditorium of Alumni country and on this community. This is Memorial Building on Wednesday, March 9. Nader, recently named by Time magazine where you’re going to decide how you’re going to pioneer new civic institutions.” as one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century, spoke of his work Kelsey Scott, freshman in marketing, defending the common man against the corruption of the U.S. government system. thought Nader’s lecture opened the minds of the audience. “It was definitely thought provoking about corporations, Nader said, directly contrasts damages, all that’s being squeezed by state law after state law after state law with some his thoughts towards how we’re ruled by large with the foundation of democracy. companies,” Scott said. “There’s not much free speech inside cor- help from Washington.” Others saw sides of Nader they otherwise Nader stressed that the financial means for porations,” Nader said. “How compatible is America to solve its own problems does exist, weren’t aware of. this for our alleged democracy?” “I knew that Ralph Nader was a consumer Claiming to have never visited a but necessary means are not being used. As McDonald’s or a Wal-Mart because of the an example, Nader said the U.S. spends more protectionist and that he’s worked out a lot of control such companies hold on society, money guarding the nation’s embassy in provisions with the EPA, and of course the Nader spent the majority of his one-and-a-half Baghdad, Iraq, than on specific domestic gov- seat-belt law that he produced,” Hunter hour lecture taking corporations to task, as ernment organizations, like those meant to Threet, freshman in political science, said. well as the American government for allow- prevent American workers from suffering “But I didn’t know his thoughts on corporate work-related injuries. He said more than crime. That was pretty enlightening.” ing power into the hands of industry giants. American corporations as the key point in the power held by such companies. “Corporations make no bones about strategic planning,” Nader said. “They like strategic planning. Here’s what they’re strategically planning: They’re planning our government, our education … they’re strategically planning our genetic inheritance.” The top-heavy structure of the country’s

Nader gauged the audience’s experience in filing lawsuits, claiming that laws are making it more difficult to gather claims from filing suits as individuals. “The main litigation in this country is corporation suing corporation,” Nader said. “The fact is it’s becoming more and more difficult to file suits. “To be able to go to court and get adequate

Vols in need of SEC statement win Hopson, Vols eyeing key victory against Arkansas in first round of SEC tournament

Gentry Smith Staff Writer The SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament kicks off Thursday at 1 p.m. in Atlanta. With the field of 12 squared away, the Volunteers travel to the Georgia Dome with high hopes of validating their case to be on the inside of the NCAA Tournament bubble. After a hard-fought loss to Kentucky this past Sunday, the Vols dropped from a possible two seed in the Eastern division to the five seed. The Vols will face an Arkansas squad that beat the Big Orange in Fayetteville, Ark., 68-65 in the Vols’ conference opener earlier in the season. A Tobias Harris 3-pointer as time expired would have forced overtime against the Razorbacks. The Vols will not be outmatched going into Thursday’s 7:30 p.m. opening round, but Bruce Pearl’s team must focus on its strengths and channel its inner vindication in order to overcome Arkansas. The Vols have outscored their opponents in the paint in 26 of their 31 games this season. Arkansas’ victory in early January stemmed from its ability to outscore the Vols in the paint. Delvon Johnson, a senior forward of Arkansas, led the Razorbacks with 17 points that game. Brian “Big Baby” Williams, recently named the SEC Sixth Man of the Year, will be hoping to return from back soreness to quell the Razorbacks’ efforts in the paint. “I’m sore right now, but I’m going to get in playing shape quick,” Williams said after George Richardson • The Daily Beacon practice Monday. “It’s a quick turnaround John Smolko, junior in industrial engineering, puts on his helmet before leaving cambefore the Arkansas game. I’m glad I’m pus for home on Monday, March 7. As winter comes to a close, motorcyclists will back, and I think my teammates are glad bring their bikes out of hibernation and enjoy rides to and from class.

I’m back.” A win over the Hogs will be a statement to the NCAA selection committee, as well as a final, tangible verification of the Vols’ resilience this season. Pearl mentioned the importance of coming out on top this Thursday. “The bottom line is, if we continue to win, we help ourselves,” Pearl said. “If we don’t, we put ourselves in position where we leave it to chance.” If the Vols do continue to win, on Friday they will face Florida, a team that edged Tennessee twice — once in overtime in Knoxville and once by a point in Gainesville. Although every team will emphasize that it is not looking past the game at hand, factually the Vols will face Vanderbilt, Mississippi State or LSU if they win their first two games. Despite having a 3-4 record against the teams on its side of the bracket, Tennessee outscored these opponents by a combined 471-448 in the regular season. The Vols might be the underdog by seeding, but this team has the ability to run the length of the court with each of these opponents. Validating their spot in the NCAA tournament will not be the only reinforcement the Vols will be doing in Atlanta. Scotty Hopson will look to play to his newest accolade, All-SEC First Team, by putting his slashing playmaking abilities on display. Tobias Harris, All-SEC Second Team and SEC All-Freshman Team, must continue his strong play from the field and on the glass. “I feel like it’s an honor and I’m thankful for it, but I feel like there’s a lot more to be done both for myself and for this team,” Hopson said. “Myself and everyone else, we’re looking at it as, this is tournament time, records don’t matter anymore.”



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Khayyan Norfork slides into second base during a game against New Orleans on Tuesday, March 8. The Vols put on a dominant offensive performance, defeating New Orleans 14-0, improving to 8-2 on the season.

Recycle Your Beacon 1959: Rebellion in Tibet On this day in 1959, Tibetans band together in revolt, surrounding the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese occupation forces. China’s occupation of Tibet began nearly a decade before, in October 1950, when troops from its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) invaded the country, barely one year after the Communists gained full control of mainland China. The Tibetan government gave into Chinese pressure the following year, signing a treaty that ensured the power of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the country’s spiritual leader, over Tibet’s domestic affairs. Resistance to the Chinese occupation built steadily over the next several years, including a revolt in several areas of eastern Tibet in 1956. By December 1958, rebellion was simmering in Lhasa, the capital, and the PLA command threatened to bomb the city if order was not maintained. The March 1959 uprising in Lhasa was triggered by fears of a plot to kidnap the Dalai Lama and take him to Beijing. When Chinese military officers invited His Holiness to visit the PLA headquarters for a theatrical performance and official tea, he

was told he must come alone, and that no Tibetan military bodyguards or personnel would be allowed past the edges of the military camp. On March 10, 300,000 loyal Tibetans surrounded Norbulinka Palace, preventing the Dalai Lama from accepting the PLA’s invitation. By March 17, Chinese artillery was aimed at the palace, and the Dalai Lama was evacuated to neighboring India. Fighting broke out in Lhasa two days later, with Tibetan rebels hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned. Early on March 21, the Chinese began shelling Norbulinka, slaughtering tens of thousands of men, women and children still camped outside. In the aftermath, the PLA cracked down on Tibetan resistance, executing the Dalai Lama’s guards and destroying Lhasa’s major monasteries along with thousands of their inhabitants. China’s stranglehold on Tibet and its brutal suppression of separatist activity has continued in the decades following the unsuccessful uprising. Tens of thousands of Tibetans followed their leader to India, where the Dalai Lama has long maintained a government-in-exile in the foothills of the Himalayas. — This Day in History is courtesy of


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Camille Bryant, senior in sports journalism, films Golden Tate, senior in sociology, as he walks past the Torchbearer on Monday, March 7.

Steven Escar Smith named new UT libraries dean Steven Escar Smith has been named the dean of the UT Libraries. Smith, interim executive associate dean at Texas A&M Libraries in College Station, Texas, begins his new role on July 1. Smith succeeds Barbara Dewey, who left the university to become the dean of university libraries and scholarly communications at Penn State. Linda Phillips, a UT Libraries professor and head of scholarly communication, is serving as interim dean during the search process. Smith will administer the Hodges Main Library and UT branch libraries in music, social work and agriculture and veterinary medicine. The UT Libraries serves the flagship

campus of the University of Tennessee system, with more than 3 million volumes in print and extensive digital collections. More than 40 faculty and 100 staff members serve the campus with an annual budget of more than $16.5 million. The UT Libraries is a member of the Digital Library Federation and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), which ranks UT 29th among 67 publicly funded ARL institutions. Smith earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature and a master’s degree in librarianship from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate in English literature from Texas A&M University. He has extensive experience, rising from a reference graduate assistant at the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina to associate dean for advancement and then associate dean for collections and services at Texas A&M. While at Texas A&M, Smith delivered the university’s 2007 Distinguished Faculty Lecture on “The Book, Google and the Future of the Research Library,” and oversaw fundraising initiatives that resulted in more than $19 million in cash and gifts to support the libraries’ mission. See BEACON BITS on Page 5

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GuestColumn SGA’s actions often go unheralded As Student Government Association elections begin to gear up, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the role of student self-governance as a whole. Here at UT, we have a number of undergraduate councils, ranging from the Chancellor’s Honors Program: Honors Council to the Greek Councils to the United Residence Hall Council. If a body of students needs representation, that body likely has a council to do so. However, the representative organization that gets the most attention by far is SGA. According to the SGA mission statement, “SGA exists to provide the student body with a means to deal with the affairs of students and as a forum for the expression of student views concerning student life within the university.” This being said, it is important to understand that in very few cases do any of our undergraduate councils actually have the power to implement campus-wide policies and procedures outright. Student representatives do, however, have the opportunity to propose their own ideas and participate in vetting policies and projects set forth by our campus’s administrative leadership. In the past year, the SGA executive team has been consulted on a number of important projects, including drafting plans for the newly proposed UC, deciding what services should be provided by the new Student Health Center and helping the chancellor design and implement the Campus Civility Initiative. Outside of projects and programs directed by campus leadership, the SGA and other councils have successfully organized projects and programs on their own. Together with S.P.E.A.K. and UT Athletics and Aramark, SGA spearheaded the “Bring Your Own Bottle” initiative, which began last fall with the distribution of nearly 10,000 reusable bottles and has expanded to the installation of bottlefriendly water dispensers around campus. The Campus Entertainment Board, in concert with SGA, is bringing Girl Talk to Volapalooza this year, and thanks to the collaboration between the Volunteer Services Committee and the Greek Councils, the student goal of $6000 for Campus Chest was exceeded by 500 percent. In short, the various forms of student governance on our campus impact our undergraduate experience tremendously. Not limited by World’s Fair Park, the Tennessee River and Alcoa Highway, many of our councils participate in statewide and regional initiatives. The Honors Council, for example, recently returned from the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference at ETSU, where undergraduate research was shared and ways to improve higher education across the state were explored. An SGA delegation also recently presented more than 1,000 letters to the state legislature in support of providing the HOPE scholarship in the summer. These letters addressing the lack of summer financial aid were written by our own students and students from the UT-Martin, UT-Chattanooga and Tennessee Tech campuses. Student government can be a means of advocacy both on and off campus and even in the halls of our state government. Each council has its niche, and if you are part of an organized community with a representative body, you, too, can run for office and become part of the debate. SGA gets a lot of attention, but numerous organizations advocate positive change and providing leadership opportunities. If you want to get involved, a good place to start is If nothing sparks your interest, you can always start your own recognized campus organization with a few of your friends. As SGA election season approaches, it is important to understand that our various forms of student government are influential across campus and beyond, but these student groups must ultimately operate in collaboration with campus leadership if they expect their goals to come to fruition. During the campaigns, it is important to attend debates, review platforms and get to know the candidates. A decision based off of hot dogs and T-shirts ultimately does no one any good. J. Ryan Sowell senior in economics and international business SCRAMBLED EGGS • Alex Cline


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Ruling allows dangerous free-speech issues Immut abl y Right by

Treston Wheat Although I hold the Supreme Court and most of its members in high regard, it deeply disappointed me last week with its egregious ruling on the case Snyder v. Phelps. This case surrounds the unfortunate circumstances of those Satanists masquerading as Christians from Westboro Baptist Church led by their wicked leader, Fred Phelps. These monsters go around to soldiers’ funerals to protest by holding signs like “God hates fags” and “Thank God for dead soldiers.” Not only are these people evil, but they clearly have not read the book they supposedly hold sacred. The particular incident that led to the court case in question happened in early 2006. They protested Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder’s funeral, holding their usual vitriolic signs. Justice Samuel Alito offered a brave, insightful and inspiring dissent to the court’s erroneous ruling, and I believe he is right in his arguments. Alito begins his powerful assault on the majority’s opinion by pointing out that Matthew’s father is not a public figure. Because he is a private figure, there are rules regulating what one can say to him. Snyder is not a person that has engaged in the public debate over American foreign policy. He is merely a father who lost his son in a conflict overseas. Although the members of the Westboro congregation may spew their hate in articles, books or their website, Alito argues that they do not have the right to use that speech to intentionally try to emotionally harm people at times of great distress, like at a funeral. According to Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, the plaintiff has a right to recovery if the speaker causes intentional, emotional harm. This is the first reason the court was wrong in its ruling. What is interesting in this case is that the Westboro members did not contest the issue of whether or not what they said caused emotional distress. Rather they tried to argue that the First Amendment protected even speech that causes emotional pain. However, in Cantwell v. Connecticut, the court ruled that “(P)ersonal abuse is not in any proper sense communication of information

or opinion safeguarded by the Constitution.” If what someone says has little to no value for public debate and it causes harm to a particular party, then it is not actually protected by the First Amendment. There have always been certain restrictions on what people can say that might cause harm. Schenck v. U.S. allows the government to curb speech that presents a “clear and present danger.” Or Chaplinksy v. New Hampshire limits speech like “fighting words.” There is a long history of the Supreme Court curbing speech that hurts the public sphere or attacks private citizens. Besides merely commenting on America’s supposed tolerance for homosexuality, the deranged Westboro members also attacked Matthew and Snyder for being Catholic, which is not exactly a public issue. They said that his parents brought him up to espouse divorce and adultery and that they supported a pedophile machine. Clearly, those from Westboro moved from merely commenting on American public policy and social issues to attacking the family directly. It was a personal assault on a private citizen to cause severe emotional distress; I agree with Alito in that the First Amendment does not protect that kind of speech. I am not saying that the majority should oppress these peoples’ vile opinion. That is exactly why the First Amendment is there: to protect opinions with which the majority disagrees. However, these people did not protest at the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Pentagon, the Supreme Court or at a military recruiting station. They purposefully went to a soldier’s funeral, which is a private event. This goes outside the realm of free speech in any civilized society. Because of the Supreme Court’s ruling, it is now legal to emotionally assault people even in the most private of circumstances. So, what is the remedy? Barring a new court decision based on reasonable thought, the best solution is to counter-protest. Any time these contemptible people try to protest at a soldier’s funeral, or any other place, reasonable Americans should go and try to outdo them. Show them that patriotic Americans are far more tolerant and loving than they are. Wave American flags, have signs that say “God Bless America,” and do not fall into the trap of using their tactics of hate. Instead, follow what Christ said during the Sermon on the Mount: “Love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you.” — Treston Wheat is a senior in political science and history. He can be reached at

Nostalgia fosters illusion of modern success Off the Deep End by

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Over the course of this academic year, I have had two classes with Bob Hutton, namely History 354, which covers American history from 1877 to 1933, and History 355, which covers American history from 1933 to the present. Each class starts out with a sort of Q-and-A session, and, over the last eight months, a trend has come to my attention. Every time someone in the class speaks about Americans of the past and utilizes the pronouns “we” or “our” instead of “they” or “the Americans,” Hutton is always quick to point out that we did not do anything, mostly because most of us were not alive at the time and certainly none of us had anything to do with the topics at hand. Now, while this would-be phenomenon may seem like one professor being nit-picky and a stickler for semantics, I cannot help but think that there is something to this ideology. As painful as it might be, think, if you will, of all of the political speeches you have heard over the course of your lifetime, especially those given by various presidents. How many times have you heard them utilize those two pronouns while speaking about previous American exploits? I can recall several instances, such as President George W. Bush talking about when WE landed on the moon or President Barack Obama discussing how, thanks to the resiliency of the Greatest Generation, OUR resolve never wavered in the tough times of the Great Depression and World War II. By placing those two little pronouns into their speeches, politicians and political commentators can transform the context of their speech from one that simply rambles out historical facts or ideas in support of an argument into one that makes the public believe that they were somehow personally responsible for whatever it was that occurred and that they somehow deserve a bit of the credit for the event in question. It does not matter that most of the population was not alive at the time of whatever event might be in question or that the principal players involved are probably dead. All

that matters is that they get their symbolic point across. This does not really occur anywhere else. When Derek Dooley holds press conferences and fields questions from morons in the local sports media like Jimmy Hyams, does he reference great plays by Peyton Manning, Condredge Holloway or Reggie White as something that WE did or something that was part of OUR good fortune? No. He respects and acknowledges the fact that he did not coach those players and that he had nothing to do with their successes or failures. It also usually only occurs when someone is discussing national history. You generally do not hear someone talking about the general affront to all sensible thought that was the Scopes Monkey Trial as something that we, as modern Tennesseans, had anything to do with. Instead, we generally look at it in a mocking fashion and try to distance ourselves from that sort of stupidity … though recent attempts to allow students and faculty to carry guns on campus might qualify as a contender. Politicians and pundits who utilize this tactic and the poor saps who fall for it are little better than that sniveling little kid who used to run around on the playground, talking about notable accomplishments by his or her parents or siblings as though they were something he or she did. To them, it is a source for a personal sense of identity and pride, but, in reality, it is really just the pitiful effort of someone who has never done anything extraordinary to hitch their proverbial wagon to someone else’s star. Instead of trying to prop our apparently fragile national ego up by latching onto the triumphs of previous generations as results of our own labor, sacrifice and/or skill, Americans need to realize that the problems and issues of our day cannot be solved by giving ourselves a collective pat on the back for things we had nothing to do with and happened years, decades or even centuries ago. Nostalgia is never the answer to a problem, America, so turn off Glenn Beck, quit listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days,” get up off your collective backsides and work to bring about your own noteworthy successes or failures from which you can learn. — Derek Mullins is a senior in political science and history. He can be reached at


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Beacon Bits continued from Page 3 Gift to UT College of Law benefits estate planning at wills clinic A $150,000 gift made by a Bristol, Tenn., native will support community members in need of estate planning through the wills clinic at the UT College of Law. The clinic, which gives law students realworld experience in trust and estate matters through their work with economically disadvantaged clients in the area, will be renamed the Homer A. Jones Jr. ACTEC Wills Clinic in honor of Jones’ contribution. Jones, a third-generation Bristolian, died in January 2011 at the age of 90. His gift to the UT College of Law was one of his final philanthropic efforts in a lifetime marked by service to his state and community. Jones received his juris doctor and his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in the early 1940s. He was selfemployed in the practice of both law and accounting. His interests over the years extended into both banking and real estate. Jones held several leadership roles in prominent banking institutions from the 1960s through the 1980s, from president to chairman of the board. Along with partners in the area, he built the first two Holiday Inn hotels in Bristol and went on to grow the chain across the region. He designed, constructed and operated several nursing homes in the Tri-Cities. In the mid-1970s, Jones devoted his attention to the practice of estate planning and trust administration law. He was the first lawyer in the upper east Tennessee region to become a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a nonprofit association of trust and estate lawyers peer-elected to membership based on substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law. There are only two other ACTEC members Tara Sripunvoraskul • The Daily Beacon from the Tri-Cities and both hail from the Jason Little, a UT alumnus and one of the keynote speakers, chats after his speech trusts and estates firm Jones founded, Jones, at the Clifton Jones Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 5. The con- King, Downs and Peel, P.C. He was a lifelong supporter of his communiference focused on giving students the information needed to become great lead- ty, giving to charitable organizations both priers in both school and their future life, as they move into the work field.

vately and through his foundation work in the areas of health, education and the arts. The wills clinic is funded by a grant from the ACTEC Foundation, an organization that promotes scholarship and education in trust, estate, tax and related areas of the law by supporting scholarship to improve the law and by encouraging teaching, careers and lifelong learning in the area. The foundation also encourages civic engagement through programs and activities that serve the general community, including the at-risk and underserved. The Homer A. Jones Jr. ACTEC Wills Clinic at the UT College of Law is overseen by Professor Amy Hess and taught by Adjunct Professor Barbara Johnson. To view a brief video about the clinic, which is being promoted this week during ACTEC’s national annual meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., see UT Press helps produce updated online Tennessee Encyclopedia From Johnny Cash to the Civil War, the free online version of the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture 2.0, boasts video, audio and an interactive feature. The print edition of the Tennessee Encyclopedia appeared in 1998 and the original online version that went up in 2002 had a book-like format. Version 2.0 has the look and feel of a website. The new website, launched last month, provides general information about the state in a user-friendly format for students, teachers, researchers and general information seekers. Danforth said Tennessee Encyclopedia Version 2.0 contains more than 50 new entries and the ability to make corrections without having to print a new edition. Hundreds of professors from across the country and the globe contributed entries to the encyclopedia. UT Press received funding from the Tennessee state legislature to help produce the encyclopedia as a service for people in and out of the state. UT Press partnered with the Tennessee Historical Society to put this encyclopedia together. While the historical society did most of the editing, the Press put the version online.









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Yes Men to instruct on social value of pranks Progressive Student Alliance, UT faculty pranksters among sponsors of Yes Men events Brittney Dougherty Staff Writer

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The Yes Men, a pair of political activists who pretend to work for big-business companies in order to bring them down, are coming to UT to teach students about pranks and their possible benefits. The Yes Men events on Thursday are not the only ways students can learn about and perform practical jokes. Beauvais Lyons, professor of art, holds a freshman seminar class about the art of the prank. Students get to stage various pranks throughout the semester to enhance a wide variety of skills. “The pranks class is an effort to give freshman students an opportunity to encourage both creative and critical thinking,” Lyons said. “It’s also a good class for freshman, because it requires collaborative thinking, and a good prank requires a lot of planning.” An assignment in Lyons’ class is to come up with a fake student organization. One year, students created the “Urine Drinking Club.” “It required coordination, educational material and included just the right color of apple juice,” Lyons said. “There were lots of little decisions that went into making it seem believable.” Lyons is often referred to as UT’s “court jester,” for good reason. In addition to his seminar and art classes, he also runs the Hokes Archive. “I’ve made imaginary archaeology, imaginary folk art, imaginary medical drawings and prints,” Lyons said. “Right now I’m doing a project with invented zoology.” Lyons met Andy Bichlbaum, one of the Yes Men, at a session he chaired in New York last month. He said Bichlbaum does not like

to refer to his activities as pranks and prefers to call himself a “political activist.” Lyons said he thought students could learn a lot from the Yes Men. “They cross so many boundaries — are they artists, political activists, media critics?” Lyons said. Lyons said many different programs at UT, including the law school and the art school, are sponsoring the lecture and workshop. A few student groups are also sponsoring the event, and one is the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA). This seems like a fitting group to sponsor a Yes Men event, as they are also political activists. “We consider ourselves a group of progressive student activists and thinkers,” Mary Kaitlin Malick, junior in sociology and member of PSA, said. “The term progressive is dynamic, but we espouse certain core values.” PSA is not a university-funded group, so it doesn’t usually bring in speakers, instead focusing more on rallies, protests and demonstrations. However, the group is excited that Lyons helped participate in bringing the Yes Men to UT, according to Malick. “The Yes Men essentially rethink the protest,” Malick said. “They provide atypical ways to resist, which can appeal to young activists who may feel they don’t have the power to make change through a rally alone.” Lyons urges students to come to the workshop today from 2 to 4 p.m. in the UC Shiloh room. “The hope is that students interested in using their techniques for their own political causes (will go),” Lyons said. A lecture will also take place tonight at 7 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. Both events are free.

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Vols diving teams await Zone B championships Lady Vols divers, four Vols divers competing in NCAA Zone B Championships in Athens, Ga. Matthew McMurray Staff Writer Butterflies and diving boards aren’t two things that usually go together, but the two have gone hand in hand during both diving practice and competition as the UT diving teams approach the Zone B championships. Despite nerves, the UT diving team is determined to do well today and through the rest of the weekend. Lady Vol junior diver Gabrielle Trudeau is trying to push the boundaries of her training to make sure she is mentally prepared for the task ahead. “I’ve talked a lot with Dr. Whitney, who is our sports psychologist, to just focus on my own thing,” Tredeau said. “I want to focus on the whole process before, during and after the dive. Just sticking to the plan and not trying anything new.” Lady Vol senior diver Jill Pierce said she was excited about the opportunity and plans on doing the best she can in the Zone B championships, giving much credit to diving coach David Parrington for her success. “(Parrington) has coached me for 12 years — when I was with a club team, and then the last four years since I have been here at UT,” Pierce said. “His ability to fine tune your dives and to adapt to each and every diver and their diving ability has really brought me a long way, getting me to this meet especially.” The Lady Vols diving team is banking on its experience in practice to help during the competition. Pierce and Tredeau both plan on having fun and enjoying the experience. “As far as strategy goes, we have all put the work into it,” Pierce said. “We have

been working all year for this. The strategy for the meet is just to go dive and enjoy it, for us to just do the same thing we’ve done in practice.” Tredeau said she will keep her selection of dives flexible for the competition. She will wait to decide on her dives until she is ready. “Right now I have seven dives that I am going to choose from in the 3-meter, but you can only (do) six,” Tredeau said. “Sometimes just using smaller dives that I know I can do better is less pressure and less Matthew DeMaria • The Daily Beacon nerves for me on Michael Wright spins off the 3-meter springboard during competition against Georgia on Saturday, Jan. the board, so maybe 22. The UT men’s and women’s diving teams travel to Athens, Ga., for the NCAA Zone B Diving that will happen. We’ll just have to Championships starting today. wait and see.” Four male divers will also represent UT their performances last week. “They really each dive to fulfill that,” he said. “Before in the Zone B championships: senior co- took hold of the competition and overpow- each meet, I look through all the names of everyone that will compete. It helps me captain Michael Wright, junior Ryan Helms ered the field.” Both Helms and Wright performed well stay calm if I know a lot of the people and and sophomores Jordan Mauney and Brent during the season, and both expect to be at I can talk during practices.” Sterling. As both the men and women prepare for Wright and Helms are no strangers to their best by zones. Mauney said that he sometimes feels the the Zone B championships, one common the zone competition, and both put up pressure, and he makes an effort to learn trend is present among the divers: nerves. qualifying zone scores early in the season. “In a tense situation, I can get nervous “I’m very pleased with the way Mike the names of his competitors to see if he knows any of them. up there,” Tredeau said. “But in the end I (Wright) and Ryan (Helms) got up and “I have the mentality that every meet is know I can do it. I just have to trust in competed,” Parrington said, regarding going to be my best meet, and I try with myself and rely on what I’ve practiced.”

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Distance runner Areson earns two indoor awards Staff Reports Monday was a special day for Lady Vol distance runner Jackie Areson. The senior from Delray Beach, Fla., picked up two huge awards, garnering SEC Indoor Women’s Runner of the Year acclaim and adding USTFCCCA Indoor South Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year distinction. Areson is the third straight UT woman to win the SEC recognition, following in the footsteps of Sarah Bowman in 2009 and Phoebe Wright in 2010. She follows Wright as the winner of the USTFCCCA South Region award as well. A product of Atlantic Community School, Areson is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in the 5000 meters and No. 3 in the 3000 meters this season, having registered school records of 15:39.81 and 9:01.91, respectively, in those events. She is auto-

matically qualified at both of those distances for the upcoming NCAA Indoor Championship meet and remains undefeated in all races in 2011. Among Areson’s most impressive accomplishments this season, she broke a 24-year-old meet record in winning the 3000m at the SEC Indoor Championships in 9:10.49 and anchored UT to another meet record in the distance medley relay. That unit, with Areson’s help on the final 1600 meters, won by an astounding 32 seconds and qualified for NCAAs in 11:05.37. That mark ranks No. 7 in the country. During her career, Areson is a two-time AllAmerican and 10-time SEC scorer, claiming three individual league titles and two more with relay teams. The indoor campaign is her final hurrah, as she exhausted her Matthew DeMaria • The Daily Beacon outdoor eligibility in 2010. Cameron Tatum shoots over Kentucky’s DeAndre Liggins during a game on Sunday, March 6. The Vols are set to take on Arkansas in the SEC Tournament in Atlanta, Ga., tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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