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Board approves 9-percent tuition increase Robby O’Daniel Editor-in-Chief As part of its approval of a $1.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2011, the UT Board of Trustees approved a 9-percent tuition increase at the board’s Thursday afternoon meeting. The increase will come to $534 a year for in-state undergraduates and $616 a year for instate graduate students. In-state undergrads will pay $6,452 a year beginning in the fall, and in-state grad students will pay $7,442 annually. The increase was a half-percent higher than the proposed tuition raise of 8.5 percent. Trustee Charles Wharton made the amendment to the original proposal, saying that, though he does not like raising tuition, it’s better to increase the figure now than later. Interim President Jan Simek said 9 percent would be better because it would allow more flexibility. He said the original 8.5 percent proposal was made with the intention of keeping the cost as low as possible for students while still maintaining the same quality of education. Simek and trustee Don Stansberry said the university remains a good buy despite the increase because of the Hope Scholarship providing $4,000 annually, which 99 percent of incoming freshmen receive. Simek emphasized the fact that as incoming students come in with higher GPAs and better test scores, the university needs to continue to place a premium on quality education. “We can’t draw down the quality of what we’re doing as we get better students,” Simek said. “They will cease to come to our institution (if we do that).” Simek said the tuition increase does not make up for the budget reductions. “These increases will comprise essentially additional cuts to our base budget if we don’t do something to try to mitigate them this year,” Simek said. “The increase will also give us a little bit of flexibility as we draw down the stimulus money to deal with the needs that arrive at the end for that funding, as we formulate how we do business. And make no mis-

take, we are reformulating how we do business.” But with the half-percent extra that was approved, $800,000 will come to the university, for use to reduce bottleneck courses and improve academic advising by hiring, easing students’ ability to graduate. Some trustees said that moving from an 8.5to a 9-percent tuition increase might hurt the most those colleges with the new differential tuition in place — the College of Business Administration, College of Nursing and College of Engineering — as the tuition would increase at the same rate as regular undergraduate tuition does. But the amount per year that regular undergraduate tuition is being increased by — $28 — was held up by other trustees as insignificant. Athletic reporting revisions In addition, the board approved the bylaw amendment which revises the reporting line to where intercollegiate athletics now will report directly to the UT-Knoxville chancellor and not the UT system president. Simek appointed a Taskforce on Athletic Reporting in fall 2009 to see who the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics should report to — the system president or the campus chancellor. In the Taskforce on Athletic Reporting’s report and recommendation, it was noted that “no other BCS athletics department currently reports to a state-wide system administration,” and that the last two schools to do so — the University of Colorado and the University of Missouri — have transferred reporting lines in the last decade. The report also said that UTK officials already do much of the athletic administration, such as the admissions, enrollment, financial aid, course registration, academic advising, academic eligibility and judicial affairs cases of student-athletes. See TRUSTEES on Page 2

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On Thursday the UT Board of Trustees approved a 9-percent tuition increase at the board’s Thursday afternoon meeting.

Cheek targets goal of university becoming top 25 public school Robby O’Daniel Editor-in-Chief

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Friday and Saturday, Volunteer Boulevard will be closed from Pat Head Summitt to Loudoun Boulevard while they work on support for the Student Health Center. Drivers will be directed to Johnny Majors Drive to pass the closure.

UT to host alumni artistic summer Chris Barber Staff Writer UT is preparing to host this year’s Alumni Summer College, although it is important to note participants do not necessarily have to be alumni to attend. The program, in its 28th year, is part of the Office of Alumni Affairs’ ongoing “Lifelong Learning” initiative. This year’s theme is “Bravo!” which will concentrate on visual and performing arts and seek to expose participants to a variety of Tennessee experi-

ences. Patrick Wade, organizer of the program in the Office of Alumni Affairs, said the Alumni Summer College is the marquee program of the Lifelong Learning program. Continuing from July 28 to Aug. 1, the Alumni Summer College presents an engaging schedule of theater, museum tours and opera music. “It is a chance to offer educational opportunities to alumni and friends while taking advantage of all the experts we have on campus,” Wade said. The program begins with

dinner and a keynote lecture by UT alumnus Delores Ziegler, professor and chair of the Voice/Opera Division at the University of Maryland School of Music. Ziegler is a noted mezzo-soprano and has performed in many of the world’s greatest opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper. She graduated from UT with a master’s degree in music in 1979. On Thursday and Friday, other UT professors will deliver lectures in the areas of their research interests. Also Jan

Simek, interim president and distinguished professor of anthropology, will discuss prehistoric rock art in Tennessee. Some of the lecture topics include “The History of Rock and Roll” by Wendel Werner, director of the UT Singers and lecturer in the School of Music, “The Visual Cultures of Shakespeare’s Theater” by Heather Hirschfeld, associate professor of English and “Do You Believe in Centaurs” by Beauvais Lyons, professor of art. See ALUMNI on Page 2

A call to action from Gov. Phil Bredesen has led to a university-wide goal: to become a top 25 public university in the nation. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said in a report at the UT Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday afternoon that Bredesen challenged UT to become a top 25 university back in January. Immediately after that, a task force was put together, set out to accomplish this. It’s a goal that is not just for the notoriety, Cheek said. “It’s not just to have the designation of being a top 25 university but to have that designation because we’re doing a better job,” Cheek said. He said it would make UT a better institution for students and for the people of the state. In addition, the higher UT made it up the ranks, the more its graduation rate and freshmen retention would improve. In terms of graduation rate and rankings, Cheek said the university needs to get better faster than its current rate. “We need to improve more like Minnesota and less like the University of Tennessee at Knoxville,” he said. The broad-based task force, chaired by Bruce Bursten of the College of Arts and Sciences, included faculty, staff and students. The task force put together a plan between January and June for what to target in attempting to become top 25. Cheek said the “how” would come at a future meeting. The task force looked at a “target group,” made up of the universities ranked No. 21 through No. 29 and compared data between UT, currently ranked No. 52 out of the 600 total public institutions in the country, with those schools. The data comparison showed that while UT is on par with target group schools in ACT scores, the university is behind in other areas. Freshmen retention rate is 84 percent to the target group’s 90 percent. With six-year graduation rate, UT is at 60 percent, while the top 25 target group’s schools are at 75 percent. In other areas, like Ph.D production, UT needs a greater leap — an 80-percent increase — in order to catch up to the target group. “Those gaps must be closed over time if we are to become a top 25 university,” Cheek said. Other places where UT lags behind include average tenureline faculty salary range and faculty awards. Cheek said it would be difficult. The only school that has moved up 18 spots is the University of Pittsburgh, which took the school a decade to accomplish. No one has moved up 27 spots like UT must to become top 25, he said. “But I think we’re up to the challenge,” Cheek said. “It’s an ambitious goal. It’s one that we want to achieve and one that we’re committed to achieve.” See TOP 25 on Page 2

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And, according to the report, “in finance and administration, much of the daily operations of athletics are supervised and performed by UTK administrators.” Chancellor Jimmy Cheek supported the amendment, saying that the way reports are done currently, he cannot attend regularly scheduled meetings of SEC chief executive officers. Cheek also said that revising the line would benefit because it would add the athletic directors to campus life, allowing them to meet regularly with campus officials, listen to concerns and advise the campus. Despite the switch in the reporting line, according to the byline amendment, “the president will be responsible for general oversight of intercollegiate activities at all three undergraduate campuses and will be responsible for ensuring that chancellors provide information necessary to carry out that oversight.”

Planning eases pains of budget crunch UT Interim President Jan Simek said in his annual president’s report at the UT Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday afternoon that despite the current budget crisis, planning has put the university in a better position. “We will not be the same institution in 2012 that we were in 2008, but we have planned for this and we have positioned ourselves very well,” Simek said. He said UT is not among the high-cost educations in the nation, and the school can work toward minimizing the impact of budget shortfalls. Simek aimed for “a gentle landing — to be mindful of the

people who work for us, to be thoughtful of the individuals who compose our families, to work hard to have as little impact, though we all recognize that impact is necessary, on people as much as we could.” He said 600 positions in the UT system will be cut by the time the stimulus money runs out. In that, only 50 to 60 actual people lose their jobs, with the rest being empty positions. He said the university has streamlined system administration, with fewer vice presidents and fewer system overhead. As a result, the system has been reduced by millions of dollars, and its role is better defined. Simek agreed with Bredesen and Cheek about pursuing the quest to become a top 25 university. “I continue to believe that the University of Tennessee is the best that it’s ever been in its history,” he said.

ALUMNI continued from Page 1 The lecture planned by Lyons will focus on the “centaur” originally excavated in Volos, Greece in the mid-1980s. The specimen was originally created by William Willers, a professor of zoology from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, and has been on display in Hodges Library for 15 years. During campus tours, incoming freshman are always presented with the question: “Do you believe in centaurs?” when they reach the exhibit. “The object lesson from this display is clear: just because something may appear to be authentic, we must use our critical abilities to assess its validity,” Lyons said. “Cultivating skepticism is an important aspect of the educational

process.” Participants will tour the Knoxville Museum of Art, the recently renovated Tennessee Theatre and see the Clarence Brown Theatre’s final day of the Summer Acting Workshop. There is also a Saturday field trip to Nashville, which includes a tour of the Frist Center for Visual Arts and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tuition for the program is $350, which includes the Saturday trip and selected meals such as lunch at the newly opened S&W Grand and dinner at the reputable Orangery on Thursday. Lodging is the responsibility of the participant, but rooms are reserved at a discounted rate through the Knoxville Marriott. The deadline for registration is July 14. For more information or to register, go to C/.

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Editor keeps faith in ‘modern Woodstock’ Jake Lane Entertainment Editor What proved to be perhaps the last day I would spend at Bonnaroo, the last time I’d walk that litter-strewn, sunbaked farm, proved far less remorseful or sentimental than perhaps might be acceptable, if not appropriate. So many great memories exist in that place, but with a combination of adult responsibility and righteous aging, what once seemed like Paradise became more like a softened Purgatory. At the Cinema Tent, we watched “Footloose,” yet another guilty pleasure classic that inspired, during its choreographed finale, a wild assortment of dancing festival-goers to charge the front of the room and hold their own miniature happening, ending with a conga line up the main aisle. While anyone good and objective would have held his seat and watched, I am of the Thompsonian school of journalism, which believes to join the party can only lead to a more profound and accurate view of its cause and effects. Though on most days I truly hate “Footloose,” the idea of letting it all go and jumping into the fray with everyone else seemed the best cure for such bitter pill as some of the sights of the weekend provided. It should have been a forgettable experience but in my mind is perhaps the greatest moment of that final day, and with the exception of the Flaming Lips’ congenial parade of all things strange and weird, this was perhaps the only moment where I could fall into the tapestry of the weekend and be one with everyone else, a moment that seemed ceaseless in years past. Once the film ended, we

decided to make an honest attempt to nap, staking out empty rows of seats and sprawling out. As the noon rush came in, however, we were given the boot yet again and left to find the shade. First in the day’s lineup was Tinariwen, a band from Mali formed by a group of Tuaregs, the nomadic people of the area. Though their musical history goes back almost four decades, they began making an organized racket after laying hands on professionally built instruments in the late ‘70s. With a sound derived much more from a shared groove and a laid-back sentiment running through their songs, the group’s emotive yet relaxing sound made for both pleasant mood music and easy sleeping. One of the bigger letdowns, musically, of the weekend was the oh-so-cleverly named Japandroids, whose similarly titled colleagues Japanther are much better. Their indie-punk sound left little to remark about. A lunch trip put me back at camp, where I decided that forgoing Dave Matthews’ reprehensible closing set seemed the proper thing to do, thus I tore down my camp and made preparations to leave after catching some Phoenix in the evening. This was the best decision I made that weekend. After lunch came Memphis alt-country mainstays Lucero, whose inclusion of a Staxworthy horn section helped buffet their whiskey-andheartbreak sound against the punks waiting for Against Me! and the rapidly out-of-place hippies waiting for Jerry to take them to Terrapin Station before the next Trey Anastasio solo album drops. Blues Traveler, a consistently fun show which has never quit left the ‘90s, made a stir with a faithful greatest hits/new jams set, including the strangest Radiohead cover yet, with that band’s sole Stateside hit “Creep.” Singer John Popper and his harmonica are hard to miss and seemed to be everywhere during the festival, but Blues

Traveler remains the best example of how the ‘90s mainstream blues-jam-rock gumbo can still be intriguing. I skipped the blasé balladry of Regina Spektor for the only slightly more appetizing Against Me! set. In the past, the band was inspirational to me and the several evolutions of the band I played in until recently. In our middle period, our drummer wrote a song that called out lead singer Tom Gabel for turning his back on the view he so vehemently espoused on tracks like “Baby, I’m an Anarchist” and “Untitled (Armageddon)” after the band recorded its major label debut with Butch Vig. Though Gabel and crew have weathered that storm and kept on trucking, their more-polished sound has attracted a, say, equally glitzy audience. The mainstage of their tent had none of the trademarks of a punk rock show, with the exception of a few unfortunately faux-hawked guys who, despite their girth, attempted to crowd surf for the majority of the set. Though the band appeased old fans with classics like “Pints of Guiness Make You Strong” and a closing electric rendition of “Baby, I’m an Anarchist,” the inclusion of the lead-off from their most recent album “White Crosses,” “I Was a Teenage Anarchist,” made such concessions seem purely for aesthetic. A few minutes of Kris Kristofferson and a trek to the World Famous Garlic Grilled Cheeses stand lead me to the fountain, a perennial reminder of the filth and fun that Bonnaroo embodies: crystal clear Thursday, the water ends up a murky brown by the end of the weekend after serving as an improvised bathing station and cool-down spot. This year the brown had a remarkable red hue, thanks to GWAR and their corn syrup-excrement encrusted fans who made an early morning jaunt to the fountain for the express purpose of leaving Bonnaroo with a fountain of blood. The sight gave a good


laugh and helped raise my morale considerably. I returned to the Cinema Tent with my friends to catch the beginning of “Under Great White Northern Lights,” the most recent White Stripes documentary. Chronicling their 2007 Canadian Tour, its a film about a band at their breaking point, one member exponentially rising to the height of fame while his former wife and constant companion wants to stay in the shadows. The heartbreak on screen seemed to make the melange of the weekend a bit easier to deal with, and broke when we left for Phoenix. Like any band whose hype machine has hit that crucial stage of “buzzworthy,” Phoenix has their fair share of supporters and detractors. The former could be heard singing their praises all weekend, while the latter quipped, “Dude, it’s like Coldplay but gay.” Fact check: Thomas Mars has children with Sofia Coppola. Whose is bigger? I have to admit that they weren’t the be-all-end-all highlight of the weekend, but after burning out in the sun and on the festival, I can’t say I wouldn’t have been more into them at another time. With the end of Phoenix, I left the grounds and the festival. There was no great sorrow or melancholy. In fact, I dreaded the coming rain much more than leaving. All through the drive home, which was cramped when my iPod crapped out and I was forced to first listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Chronicle” (win) and a succession of low band radio (varying) until I pulled back into my driveway, cracked a beer and reflected. Every good romance ends

in heartbreak; the inevitability of such an end is what often makes such things the most poignant. Whether it be a matter of natural or untimely death, betrayal and dissolution or the elusive “mutual friends” route, which still usually leaves one side bitter. With myself and a music festival, the love is quite obviously one-sided. As previously eluded to in the coverage of Friday’s festivities at Bonnaroo, a certain amount of the glamour and idealism that has accompanied me to and from the festival in previous years has dissipated due to the negative experiences encountered at this year’s festival. More than just being bummed about a drug dealer getting busted, the idea of the “modern Woodstock,” like the erstwhile Modern Prometheus, is often a monster unintentionally made from fanatical good intentions. While any experience

shared by tens of thousands of people is bound to have a variety of outcomes and reactions from the various parties at hand, when put apart from society there usually will be the person who seeks utopia in the chaos. While I certainly am not alone in thinking festivals have such potential, like the Byronic Hero there is a degree of futility to living in civil anarchy or “above the law.” What I learned at Bonnaroo this year amounted to what you’re told in grade school and the military: stand in line, don’t act funny and for Chrissake, cut your hair. Well, not this fella. I keep my reservations that the festival I love hasn’t gone to hell, but I’m not sure how long I can delude myself. For those who dare to go where the law can be bent to the will of the masses, always remember that you are being watched, and they take names.

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Editor’s Note Robby O’Daniel Editor-in-Chief

Constant tuition hikes set scary precedent Well tuition is raised once again. It is uncanny to think of how cheap higher education used to be. Granted, different economies lead to different figures. (I distinctly remember an “All in the Family” episode where Archie Bunker yearned for the good ole days, wondering why the cost of bread was an unseemly number of cents these days.) Yet at the same time, the world wasn’t that much different 10 years ago than it is now? Is it? Perhaps if you combine the economic realities of universities moving more and more away from public funding and toward private funding, with the downturn of the economy that has affected everyone, you can get closer to why education continues to get more and more expensive. And the Hope Scholarship, with its promise of $4,000 a year for four-year schools, continues to be a convenient excuse for trustees and school administrators looking to raise tuition. At the UT Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday afternoon, the cost of the university education, when applied with the Hope Scholarship, was called a “great deal” repeatedly. And while it may be, one cannot shake the fear of the tuition continuing to climb, year by year, until students with the Hope Scholarship end up paying whatever they would have anyway before the scholarship showed up in the mid-2000s in the state. A college education at the Knoxville branch of the University of Tennessee cost just $3,362, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel, for the 2000-2001 academic year. That’s insane! $3,362. In the span of just a decade, that figure has more than doubled. And it’s not the unreasonableness of tuition percentage increases that has caused such a spike. In the last decade, the highest percent increase is 13 percent (2001-2002), and there have only been three increases in the last decade that were in double digits, percentage-wise. What’s the danger is just the continued reliance on tuition increases, the return again and again to the well of students’ and parents’ pocketbooks. When debating whether or not to raise the tuition increase for 2010-2011 from the proposed 8.5 percent increase to 9 percent, which was eventually approved, all the trustees isolated the half-percent figure and solely focused on that. But it’s not just the difference between an 8.5-percent increase and a 9-percent increase. While $14 a semester extra is a drop in the bucket for money that brings in $800,000 for the system to help reduce bottleneck courses and improve academic advising — two things badly needed by the university — it’s the sheer mindset of isolating each percent increase every year that is scary. It makes each increase seem insignificant, and only looking back through the years does it appear daunting. But then as much as one would want to side with no tuition increases ever, the entire notion just seems so fictional at the moment. And finding alternatives to eliminate tuition increases for the foreseeable future — and ultimately finding the cure to the disease of the university’s budget crisis — is something that nobody quite knows the answer to. We simply cannot take the mindset that some took in the Board of Trustees meeting, the idea that students should be lucky to have anything close to the rates they do. Because while enrollment has not taken a hit quite yet and while the university remains a good value, there’s got to be a breaking point on the horizon where this stops being true. But thanks to the planning of Interim President Jan Simek and others, the university’s in a better situation to deal with the economic realities it now must face as stimulus funding ends in June 2011. One must commend administrators like Simek for targeting a “gentle landing” and keeping students and parents — the building blocks of the institution — in mind and not simply looking for easy answers to a hard question. It’s just a shame that in a world where everyone seemingly needs a college degree that they are becoming increasingly difficult to achieve economically. — Robby O’Daniel is a graduate student in communication and information. He can be reached at

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All-you-can-eat plates at Sawyer’s filling Chicken F i n ge r F r i d ay s by

Cody Swallows

When I was a sophomore, I survived on Sawyer’s chicken. Placed on 17th Street, just past Niro’s Gyros and behind Clement Hall, Sawyer’s shut down in early 2009 after surviving more than a decade in the Strip’s grueling business environment. It was replaced by McDougal’s, a disappointing chickenfinger joint that shut down within months of opening. It just wasn’t the same. Luckily Sawyer’s was sharp enough to open up two locations. The remaining Sawyer’s is located down Kingston Pike off the Papermill exit of I-40 and across from Wishbones. Before visiting this location, I hadn’t eaten Sawyer’s in over a year and a half. It was a sight for sore eyes. While the original plan was to review Sawyer’s revered plate, an anonymous source informed my team Wednesdays and Sundays are all-you-can-eat plate days for $9.82 (including tax and a drink). Holy cow. I couldn’t pass this up. So there we were, the all-stars of Knoxville chicken fingers. Two of us ordered the classic fried chicken plate. One ordered the buffalo wings. I opted for Sawyer’s delicious grilled chicken fingers. Strangely, there is no slaw option for the allyou-can-eat meal deal. I mean, I was just going to substitute it with more fries, and since fries (or Texas toast) were also bottomless, I suppose it doesn’t really matter. Still, I’m about integrity. And a plate with slaw has integrity. After placing our order through a swift and friendly cashier, we scooted a couple tables together to make room for our plates. The cashier shouted at us to place the tables back after we were finished. Whoa, they’re really serious about keeping things kosher, I thought. This was going to be good. (On a side note, I noticed some old Strip Sawyer’s workers in the back. Had the company transferred them? What an awesome business!)

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‘Rutherfraud’ steals presidency from Tilden

Gabe Johnson


A few minutes passed, and I retrieved my chicken. Mmmmmm. I salted my fries and dug into the fingers. The grilled fingers were just as I remembered them: just less-than-steaming hot from the grill and as juicy as one could want. A subtle salty kick comes after the juice subsides. You have to wipe your fingers after handling them; they’re that juicy. Great stuff. My cohorts complimented the fried and buffalo fingers similarly. It appeared Sawyer’s hadn’t lost its touch. The fries and Texas toast were also intact. The no-nonsense crinkle fries needed to be salted a bit, but that was always the case. They were just crunchy enough and very warm to the touch, immediately edible. The toast was buttery and crunchy; I devoured it in 23 seconds. As the time passed, we finished up our plates. Robby finished first; he refilled his fried chicken and requested extra toast. They obliged. I refilled mine second and received extra fries. Excellent. My other two companions decided to stop after a single plate. Were they anti-money? This is all-you-can-eat, I thought. But then, I hit the wall. After finger No. 9, I knew cramming any more chicken into my system may turn me away from the stuff for good. Since this column is far from finished, I decided not to press on. Robby, on the other hand, was out for blood. After 10 chicken strips, two slices of Texas toast, an order of fries and two refills, he did the unthinkable: He requested a third plate. Relying on muscle memory, he devoured the four chicken strips in a matter of minutes in order to minimize the pain, opting to skip the toast for his final round. As we drove home, he enjoyed a sugar high before inevitably crashing into a hangover-like stupor. I yearned for my bathroom. Nevertheless, Sawyer’s was a great eat, and I will certainly revisit it whenever the air conditioning in my car is fixed. The excellent location on the Strip may be gone, but Sawyer’s thankfully lives on a few miles down the road. And if you’re willing to make the trip, the chickenfinger gods will smile upon you. Sawyer’s is that good.

This is a call to arms. The great Christian people of this nation have been disenfranchised for the last time. The nation recognizes the esteemed Samuel J. Tilden as president, even though the Republicans corruptly anointed “Rutherfraud” B. Hayes president. The people chose Tilden. He won the popular vote by 250,000. Yet somehow Rutherfraud slithered away as president. With Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina still to be determined, Tilden led the Electoral College by a sizable margin — 184 to 165, needing only one vote to take his rightful place as “champion of the people’s rights” in the highest office in the land. Hayes needed to win all three states to get the needed 185 electoral votes to win the presidency. It was an unlikely task for Hayes — well, at least legally and morally it was. But then again, Hayes is a Harvard-educated Republican, so laws and morals don’t apply to him. Hayes, like all tyrannical Republicans, ignored the people’s votes and decided to take matters into his own hands. To settle the election and the undecided states, Congress set up a 15-member committee, with seven Republicans, seven Democrats (good, honorable Christian men) and one independent. This was fair, yet because that independent — Justice David Davis — was elected to the Senate, he resigned his post. And because of this, America was punished. Hayes’ dastardly party snuck one of its own in as the deciding vote, and wouldn’t you know it, votes came in, decided by party lines. Therefore, Hayes forged his name in history but not as president of the United States, as the engineer of the second Corrupt Bargain (Corrupt Bargain 2.0). Meanwhile as calls for “Tilden or BLOOD!!!” were being made across the nation, the former Yale graduate played it cool, showing an even temperance that only a descendant of Nathaniel Tilden, former ruling elder of the holy church at

Scituate, Mass., could have displayed. Hayes, just another man on the assembly line of “bloody shirt” presidents, used his Civil War service to confuse people into thinking he was a “good guy.” But everyone knows that war was brother against brother, and it was a travesty. The nation does not need another carpetbagger, telling the South what to do! Meanwhile, though Tilden never served (he knew the war was a mistake), his family has a long history of exemplary military service under the Black Prince (not Satan). Like George Washington before him, Tilden cannot tell a lie. But Hayes, like all Republicans before and after, delights in deceit. Knowing he couldn’t win the race on his own merit, Hayes spread rumors of Tilden trying to bribe electors in Florida, South Carolina and Louisiana for their votes. This is preposterous because Tilden would have won without the money, if there was any justice in the world. Furthermore no one can take America seriously anymore with a president that has such a ridiculous beard. He looks like a glorified Rip Van Winkle or that homeless guy you’ll meet after drinking the sauce on your way to the Ye Olde Krystal Small Square Hamburger Emporium Shoppe. Tilden, on the other hand, is a clean-shaven, swinging bachelor yet a Godfearing Christian all the same. Not just everybody is a personal friend of former president and abolitionist Martin Van Buren, you know. Being a lawyer, Tilden’s smart and rich, two very presidential qualities. (He must have gotten that from the Black Prince also.) And he’ll fight for the railroaders, not railroad them like Hayes is likely to do should a strike occur, say around July 14, 1877. But we as a nation will not stand for this. We must fight. Rumor even has it that the people of Wichita Falls, Texas, are going to revolt and recognize Tilden no matter what, going so far as to name a street after him, forsaking Hayes. It’s the street right beside Ulysses S. Grant Street. Those brave people of Wichita Falls, we should applaud them for taking such a stand. Such courage those Texans could have used at the Alamo. It’s time for a call to arms. It’s time to have a Glorious Revolution and put the true rulers of the nation on the throne. — Gabe Johnson is a senior in history. He can be reached at

Friday, June 25, 2010

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Women’s group builds home in two weeks Chris Shamblin Staff Writer On June 18, the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity dedicated a brand new home constructed by the local Women’s Build. The home, built entirely by women from the Knoxville community, was constructed in two weeks, with the first day of construction beginning on June 5. Dan Hurst, in charge of media inquiries for the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, said the women did a “blood spill” to finish the house that quickly, but the speed builds are a normal part of Habitat’s routine. “Every spring we build five to 10 houses in a week,” Hurst said. “We have a blitz in which local affiliate and volunteers, including UT fraternities as park of Greek Week, help us complete the houses.” Hurst said Habitat for Humanity builds and dedicates 27 houses a year in Knoxville. Finding volunteers to assist in the builds has never been a problem. “We’re very blessed in that we have more volunteers than we know what to do with,” Hurst said. “We also have a lot of business and affiliates who want to donate and sponsor, as well.” Marilyn Fricke, a manager at Lowe’s and chairperson for the Women’s Leadership Council, is proud of the fact that the build was a totally volunteer-led effort. “We raised all the money, spread the word (about the build) … we did everything ourselves,” Fricke said. “Our goal was to get women across Knoxville to volunteer. We were trying to reach people who might not have heard of (the build).” The only day of work done on the house prior to June 5 was when the floor system was laid on May 8. On that day, as well as all throughout the actual build, many Lady Volunteer athletes came out to lend a helping hand. “We (received) a $15,000 grant from Lowe’s to put in the floor system. Lady Vols helped with putting that in,” Fricke said. “We also had people who could donate money based on the square footage of the house, and we would write their names on (parts of the floor system).

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The Lady Vols also helped with that.” During the actual build itself, Lady Vols once again returned to aid with the construction. Members of the volleyball team helped with putting the siding on the house, and members of the tennis team also assisted in the build. Fricke said about 150 women participated in the build. Several local businesses also donated money, supplies and volunteers. “Wells-Fargo gave us a $20,000 donation,” Fricke said. “Modern Supply donated lighting, plumbing and cabinet fixtures, as well as volunteers. Kendall’s gave us a framing package and sent women to help. (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.) gave us siding, and Pro-Builds donated lumber. We are very grateful for their help and support.” The women participating in the build did not let the summer heat deter their determination to complete the house on time. “The hottest two weeks on record, and we had volunteers working early in the morning and all through the day, “ Fricke said. “Some came to help in the evening because of the heat, but they still took the time to do that. Everybody who came had a smile and did what needed to be done.” Fricke recalled a day when the heat caused the newly laid shingles on the roof to start melting, forcing the volunteers to only work in hour-long intervals. But the women did not give in to the high temperatures, and the end result was worth the effort. “It’s a very special thing when you get to turn over the keys to the woman (we were building the house for) and share that with her,” Fricke said. “She’s excited and gives everyone a tour of the home, and it’s just very special.” Hurst echoed her sentiment and was proud of the work done by the women. “There’s a big sense of accomplishment when people can build a house in a week,” Hurst said. “It’s a great thing.” The Habitat for Humanity is currently preparing for a build in partnership with the Tennessee Organization of MBAs and UT Housing. The build is scheduled to commence later this summer.






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10 Sedan chair accessories 15 Alert 16 Before: Fr. 17 Made ends meet somehow 18 Product once advertised as having Solium 19 Magazine founded by abolitionists in 1865 20 Use as an ingredient 21 Beach bag item 22 Got award after award

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34 One who loses faith 35 Projects 36 Plugs 38 Secrets are usually not revealed in this 39 Training recommendation 41 Camp ___ (“Beetle Bailey” setting) 42 Soap opera actress Braun 43 Kingdom that once included Sicily and Sardinia 44 Chicago Outfit bigwig 45 George, so to speak 48 Poked fun 50 Hit the hay hard, with “out” 52 Sticks in a bowl?

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Friday, June 25, 2010


Five Vols, four signees taken in MLB Draft Matt Dixon Staff Writer Five players and four signees of the UT baseball team were recently selected in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The three-day, 50-round draft took place from June 7 to June 9, and recently retained head coach Todd Raleigh, finishing his third season as the team’s skipper, said he believes the number of Volunteers drafted in recent years shows the progress the program is making. “To have 10 players and counting drafted over the past two years shows the kind of program that we are working to build here at Tennessee,” Raleigh said. “Obviously we have a number of current players and signees that have some decisions about their futures to make, but that is a good problem for us to have, because it means we are bringing in and developing the kind of talent we need to in order to succeed.” Early on day two of the draft, catcher Blake Forsythe was selected by the New York Mets in the third round (89th overall). The Memphis native hit .300 with 30 home runs and 107 RBIs during his three seasons at Tennessee. He was a member of the prestigious USA Baseball National Team in summer 2009, where he impressed draft scouts with his hitting ability and throwing arm. “Getting drafted was definitely an honor, and it was a dream come true,” Forsythe said. “That’s what I’ve been playing for my whole life. Always as a kid you dream about being a professional baseball player, and I’ve finally got that chance, and I heard my name called, and I was just very excited. It was a great experience.” A round later, pitcher Bryan Morgado was selected 141st overall by the Philadelphia Phillies. The southpaw ace of the Volunteer pitching staff had a disappointing season, finishing with a 2-7 record and a 7.90 ERA. He entered the season as the highest-drafted collegiate player to return to school after being a third-round draft pick by the Chicago White Sox in the 2009 draft. In the sixth round, first baseman Cody Hawn was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 189th overall pick. It was the second time the Brewers had selected Hawn, as they took him in the 23rd round following his senior season at South Doyle High School. The Knoxville native hit .327 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 61 RBIs this past season. Hawn has signed a contract with the Brewers and was sent to the Pioneer

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Five Vols this year were selected in the MLB Draft. Cody Hawn was selected in the sixth round as the 189th overall pick by the Milwaukee Brewers. He hit 36 home runs while at UT. Here he waits for the pitch at a game earlier in the season. League, an advanced rookie league. Outfielder P.J. Polk was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 13th round (403rd). The senior from Murfreesboro put together one of the top statistical seasons in the SEC this past year, hitting a team-high .352 with 12 home runs, 51 RBIs and 25 stolen bases. He signed with the Tigers and was sent to the short-season Class A New York-Penn League. In the 16th round, pitcher Stephen McCray was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the 488th overall pick. McCray started a team-high 14 games this past season, posted an ERA

of 3.04 and tied for the team high in wins with six. The four Tennessee signees were all drafted within the first 12 rounds. Shortstop Chris Hawkins was selected in the third round (93rd overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays. Outfielder Andrew Toles was taken 137th overall in the fourth round by the Florida Marlins. Pitcher Taylor Morton was selected by the New York Yankees in the ninth round (295th overall). Third baseman Matt Kirkland was picked in the 12th round (382nd overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mississippi-native rower receives All-America honors Jordan Lawson Staff Writer Lady Vol rower Laura Miller was named a second team AllAmerican by the College Rowing Coaches Association. Miller, a senior from Columbus, Miss., helped the Lady Vols to the NCAA Championships. This was the fourth trip as a team and the seventh time in school history. She has been part of three squads that competed at the NCAA Championships. She was also in the first Tennessee boat that reached a grand finals, in the 2V8+ in 2008. Miller said she was very

excited when she found out she had been named to the team. “It’s really an honor to be recognized, and there are some talented and gifted athletes on the list,” she said. Lisa Glenn, Lady Vol rowing head coach, said she was really pleased for Miller. She said there are three parts to the selection process: a 2,000meter individual rowing test, the season win-loss record and end-of-season results all contribute to the choice of the AllAmerican teams. “I think it was a good tribute to the team and to Laura that she was selected,” Glenn

said. Not only was Miller named to the second team AllAmerican, she was selected for the All-Conference USA first team and the league’s 2010 Rower of the Year award. She has also been named to the College Rowing Coaches Association’s All-South Region first team. Having never rowed before joining the Lady Vols’ novice rowing program, Miller said setting big goals has helped her succeed. “I dreamed of coming and being a Lady Vol,” she said. “For me, the best thing was being able to wear orange and

white.” Glenn said that Miller’s success comes from her mentality and persistence. “I think what has allowed her to be successful is more from the shoulders up,” she said. “She is mentally tough, stays positive and she has fun with the hard work.” Miller said that her biggest accomplishment this season was working to get to the NCAA Championships, which worked into her receiving the All-American second team honor. “I’m most proud of how we came together as a team to push ourselves to the NCAA

Championships,” she said. Glenn said the stronger the team is, the tougher it is to improve and stay at that level. “The stakes are higher and the margins are narrower between the opponents,” she said. “It’s a real tribute to the athletes involved.” The Lady Vols won the inaugural Conference USA Rowing Championship at the 2010 Aramark Sprints, in Oak Ridge. UT took third place in

the South Region, placing a boat in the grand finals of the 2V8+ and V8+. Miller also helped the Lady Vols to a fourth-place finish at the 2010 Lake Natoma Invitational. Miller succeeded in the classroom as well, recently graduating with a degree in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology and receiving three Academic All-SEC selections throughout her rowing career.

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