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.