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Carrier 09172009

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News Editor
With more than 250 million users, even parents have jumped on the bandwagon.Out of 198 students surveyed at Berry, 85.8 percent of students said at least one of their parents uses Facebook.Assistant Vice President of Public Relations and Mar-keting Jeanne Mathews said she uses Facebook but initially
Andrew, who was serving with the Marines in Iraq.“It was pretty cool when he uploaded his pictures fromall these little villages. He was also able to see all of ourThanksgiving, Christmas and birthday celebrations with-out him,” Mathews said.Mathews said she also has been able to get in touch withher friends from high school, college and former co-work-ers via Facebook.“It’s a wonderful way to reconnect with people youhaven’t seen or heard from in years,” she said. “There’snothing like old friends.”She said she created a page for her high school class andwas able to see people who got married or who lost parentsand could send them messages accordingly. She said theywere able to post pictures from their reunion so the peoplewho didn’t get to go could see pictures from the event.Dean of Students Debbie Heida said she also uses Face- book but started as a way to learn with her daughters howto use the site.Of the students surveyed, 14 percent said they did notmind their parents’ Facebook presence.Senior Jerry Therrel said he is happy for his parents to join Facebook.“As a senior in college, I don’t feel like my parents arean overbearing source of control any more. They aren’t outto catch me doing anything wrong. They use Facebook mostly for the same reasons that I do — just to keep upwith friends,” he said.Therrel said he’s seen his parents reconnect with friendswho they haven’t heard from in years. He said he thinksthat they enjoy the novelty of that as much as someone incollege enjoys reconnecting with a grade-school friend.Sophomore Claire Pierce said she likes having her momon Facebook.“My mom and I are really close, and I actually encour-aged her to get a Facebook. I’m usually really busy and wedon’t always have time to talk, but I love that we have away to check up on each other,” she said.Another 14 percent of the students who participatedin the survey said they didn’t like having their parents onFacebook.
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It’s 2:30 p.m. on a Saturday and juniorRandol Vick is watching a football gamein the Jewel Box at Morgan Hall. Just as
hears a thud, “like something was hittingthe glass.”“I looked over and didn’t see anything,”
the window.”Unfortunately, it is likely that Vick did
“Once things started to settle down andpeople were in the building, students start-
-sociate professor of biology, said.Multiple species have been collidingwith Jewel Box windows. “They are pri-marily hummingbirds, but we also had a bluebird, and there have been some spar-rows,” Carleton said.The number of birds that have died from
than 40, Carleton said.“A lot of times they are killed out-right,” she said. “Sometimes they can just be stunned and may lay on the ground a
know how many of those might be dyinglater on.”They have been hitting all three sides of the Jewel Box but mostly on the north side.
not have the ability to detect the glass. In-
said.“We have a team of people looking forresources to help the poor birds,” said Deanof Students Debbie Heida.There are several different aspects theteam is considering.“We have been thinking about putting
down on the mirror effect of the glass,” Car-leton said. “Another suggestion is to hangsome netting from the rafters. We have alsocontacted the architect to see what theirsuggestions will be.”Heida said it is not uncommon for birdsto collide with windows.“Emory had a similar problem whenthey built a new environmental science building that has a lot of glass,” Carletonsaid. “Birds were getting killed the sameway.”Emory uses netting and has seen a de-crease in bird fatalities. Berry is getting in-formation from Emory about the manufac-ture of this netting.“They [Emory] only leave the nettingup during migration, and of course, that’swhat’s happening right now,” Carletonsaid.Carleton said whatever is decided upon,it needs to be something that creates a vi-sual barrier.
 building still look the way it’s supposed tolook but not hurt the birds,” Carleton said.
should report it to the housekeeper or RAso they can have a record of where it is hap-pening, Carleton said.“If they know the type of species that’s
knowing how many birds are hitting theglass.”
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Morgan windows in Jewel Box cause multiple bird fatalities
This survey was conducted through surveymonkey.com and 198 students responded through the e-mail invite.
 Junior Megan Benson said it’s frustrating tohave her parents on Facebook because her fatheris a preacher. She said she has to be careful to editthings out of her page including posts by friendsthat might offend her parents.Freshman Monique Masutier said she likeshaving her parents on Facebook because it’s anice way to stay in touch while she’s away atschool without having to pick up the phone.“They always like to leave me funny wall postsor comment on my status, which shows that theycare and that they’re thinking of me while I’maway,” she said.The majority of the students — 72 percent —said they did not care about their parents’ Face- book presence.Senior Jimmy Story said while he doesn’t mindthat his mom is on Facebook, there is a drawback to it as well.“Sometimes I’ll have a status up that is overlycritical or outspoken about something, and she’llsend me a Facebook message telling me I shouldchange it. At that point I kind of don’t know whatto do because yes, it’s my Facebook, but yes she’smy mother too,” he said.Mathews said she thinks both age groups can
“I think people like me can co-exist withyoung people like you if we stay out of each oth-er’s way,” she said.Freshman Aaron Ostrander said he thinks itshould be acceptable for parents to use the site.Heida said she wants to urge students to think about what they’re posting because while they arein control of what they post, they have no control of what is done with the information once it isposted.“You’re creating a public image. You can’t bemad if people judge you for what you put up,”she said.Senior Rachel Leslie said she doesn’t put any-thing on Facebook that she wouldn’t want pub-licly known.“You can learn a lot about people from the
 want people to know about me or anything thatcould hurt my reputation or relationships,” shesaid.Benson said she has a friends list she called“Bomb Squad” that has people (including adultsand young kids) with Facebook who she wants tolimit what they can see on her page.“Another piece of advice is to call your parentsat least every couple of days. That way they’llknow what’s going on with you, and they won’tfeel the need to get your attention through Face- book as much,” she said.Sophomore Hailey Purvis said having parentson Facebook should remind people not to exposetheir lives.“They’re kind of helping to guide you whenkeeping stuff private,” she said.According to Facebook, the fastest growingFacebook demographic is those 35 years andolder, so odds are there will continue to be moreparents on Facebook.
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diagnosed yesterday in the Healthand Wellness Center.Dean of Students Debbie Heidasaid that is nothing to be alarmedabout.
-essarily mean that a person hasH1N1. The Center for DiseaseControl will not test for H1N1until there is a cluster of Type A
Heida said most of the symp-toms are the same as the general
throughout the year.She said to stay healthy, stu-dents should eat well, get plentyof rest, exercise and wash theirhands more than they may think is necessary. She also said that if astudent is going to the Health andWellness Center with a cough, puta mask on because you don’t wantto spread whatever you have toothers in the center.Director of the Health andWellness Center Anita Errick-son said at this time, nothing haschanged about the H1N1 virusor the vaccine but will notify stu-dents as soon as she knows anything different.Errickson said while somenews reports are suggesting peo-ple should stay at home and get better if they think they may have
come get tested if they think theymay have it.“That’s the decision we madewhen we bought all of the testkits,” she said. “On a campus likethis, it’s important to know.”Heida said 71 students came tothe Health and Wellness Center onMonday alone. Some had the typ-ical seasonal infections like upperrespiratory and sinus infections.“We do have a lot of sick peo-ple,” Heida said. “So if you don’tfeel well, get checked out.”The Health and Wellness Cen-ter is located behind the ScienceBuilding and open Monday toFriday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If students need help after hours,their resident assistant or CampusSafety (x2262) can connect themwith the nurse on-call.
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