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Carrier 8-18-11

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Volume 103 ∙ August 18, 2011 ∙ Number 1
Please recycle our paper.
Entertainment
 
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Fact of the Week:
What the textbooksnever told me
Fall Sports Preview
In the average life-time, a person willwalk the equivalentof 5 times aroundthe equator.
Muc fcut  CD
Krannert and Townhouses remodeled over summer
Kelly DiCKerson
News Editor
Krannert and the Townhouses both received extensive renova-tions over the summer.In Krannert, renovations haveopened up the lobby and Valhal-la area with the goal of creatingmore of a community feel ratherthan closed off separate spaces.Krannert also features new wallpaper, new furniture, a big screenTV in the lobby and new food op-tions in Valhalla.Director of Student ActivitiesCecily Crow hopes the new Kran-nert design will make the spacemore accessible for students.“Hopefully we will see morepeople in Krannert hanging out in both the lobby and Garden Roomareas, using the space as a gath-ering place and social area in theevenings,” Crow said.The new food options have been a hit with students and staff so far.“From what I’ve been told,our new food court set-up is not
something you will nd at other
small schools,” Crow said. Thereare many new options this yearincluding Chick-Fil-A.The changes in Krannert willopen up more possibilities forKCAB. Crow said KCAB willhave the opportunity for moreprogramming due to the open-ness of the new setup. Crow alsohopes the new design will makecollaborating with Aramark forKCAB events easier.The Townhouses were alsoheavily renovated this summer.Associate Director of ResidenceLife Dennis Goshorn said the ren-
ovations included new ooring,
new paint, improved ventilationsystems, new or repaired appli-ances and all new furniture. The bifold closet doors were removed because of their impracticalityand students can now leave theirclosets open or hang a curtain infront. Junior Kylie Berry said that sheis happy with the Townhouses’remodel.“The new furniture is reallygreat and has a lot of storageroom,” Berry said. Junior Hilary Anderton said
the new paint, ooring and furni
-ture makes the rooms look much better than before.“I do wish they had done alittle more with the kitchens,”Anderton said. “New applianceswould have been nice but overallI’m happy with the way it turnedout.”Originally there were plansfor more extensive renovationsto Townhouses A, B and C. Direc-
tor of the Ofce of Business and
Finance Mark Detweiler said thestorm at the end of the 2011 springsemester set back some of thesummer construction plans.“The damage cost a lot toclean up so a few projects thatwere planned for summer had to be shelved,” Detweiler said.Provost Katherine Whatleysaid that in addition to cleaningup debris from the storm, somefaculty and staff housing had to be repaired.Future residence hall reno-vation plans include redesign-ing Townhouses A, B and C andgiving dorms such as ThomasBerry and Friendship a face-lift.Whatley said the next academicconstruction plans will involve aredesign of the library.Goshorn said that all summerresidence hall construction wascompleted on time and he is hap-py with the results.“I’m pleased with the outcomeand I hope the students livingthere enjoy it,” Goshorn said.
Krannert now includes
an open dining area and lobby. Walls were taken down that separated the lobbyand Garden Room to create a more inviting atmosphere.
ParKer sealy,
Photo Editor
Fcut/stff pcc uc
Photo Editor
ParKer sealy,
Faculty and staff gathered together
for a picnic lunch to celebrate the beginning of the newsemester.
U.S. debt crisis affectsgraduate student loans
ashley MCinTyre
Editor-in-Chief 
On Aug. 3, President Barack Obama signed the Budget ControlAct of 2011, a bi-partisan productto help the United States avoiddefault.The Congressional Budget
Ofce estimates that the debt-
ceiling compromise will reduce
total budget decits by $917 bil
-lion between 2012 and 2021, andis slated to cut federal discretion-
ary spending by $2.1 trillion over
those years.Within the legislation lies thepotential for more student loandebt for graduate students.The Budget Control Act of 2011eliminates the federal subsidizedloan program for graduate stu-dents, and removes incentives foron-time loan repayments, begin-ning July 1, 2012. These changesare efforts to salvage the PELLgrant program, a federal, need- based award for low-income un-dergraduate students. The bill
is expected to create about $22 billion in savings, $17 billion of 
which will help sustain the PELLgrant.According to the Congressio-
nal Budget Ofce, these changeswill cost students $3.6 billion over
the next 10 years.Associate Professor John Hick-man said when spending cuts aretaken, at least one demographic isalways negatively affected.“It tends to redistribute wealthand opportunity around,” Hick-man said.Currently, when studentsreceive loans from the federalstudent loan program, they areresponsible for paying off theprincipal amount six months aftergraduation, while the federal gov-ernment pays the interest.
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“debt”
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PAGe 2, CAMPUs CARRIeRAUGUst 18, 2011
Wtg Cete ecte
fm Ev t b
KElly DiCKErson
News Editor
th wriig Cr ill o b locadi h miar room of Mmorial Library
instead of the second oor of Evans.
wriig Cr Dircor Chri Dillr aid
the new location is temporary.“There has been talk of eventually hav
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ing a room on the rst oor of the librarythat will be a kind of one stop study helproom for students that will also house theWriting Center,” Diller said.Provost Katherine Whatley said that the
orm damag a h d of h prig 2011
semester set the library construction plans back.“We have begun planning the new setupfor the library but unfortunately the moneyis not available,” Whatley said. “There areconstruction plans but no time line yet.”Whatley said the plans will hopefullyinclude an area with the Writing Center,study areas and smart classrooms all nextto each other.
th  ara ill b calld h Aca-
demic Learning Commons and will includea variety of study environments suitable for both group and independent studying.
whaly aid ha h library aaardd a $54,000 gra from h Ald
Foundation to buy new equipment for thesmart classrooms. The new equipment willenable students to collaborate, work ongroup projects and practice presentations.The grant was also used to pay for the newfurniture in the Writing Center this year.
For o h wriig Cr ill rmai
on the second oor of the library. Diller saidthat he is excited about the new location.“There are many advantages to being inthe library,” Diller said. “For one I think wewill be more accessible to students.”
Dillr aid ha h alo hop h wriigCr ill b abl o ork ih h library
staff to assist students even more than before, especially those students workingon papers involving research.
Dillr aid ha h wriig Cr i o
meant for only English majors. The Writ
-
ing Center has trained writing tutors thatspecialize in a variety of majors includingAnthropology, History and even Physics.
Dillr aid h hop h  locaio ill
encourage students from other majors totake advantage of the free help offered bythe Writing Center.Senior Courtney Major said this will beher fourth semester working for the Writ
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ing Center. Major said she is optimisticabout the new location.“I think it will be great to have it [the
wriig Cr] i a mor cral locaio,”
Major said. “I think it will express that
r o oly gard oard eglih ad
Humanities students but we are availablefor all disciplines.” Junior peer tutor Kaylee Polizzi said thenew location will be a big change.“It will take some getting used to,”Polizzi said. “I’m not sure how well it’sgoing to work out but it will give more stu
-
dents a chance to nd us instead of beingtucked away in Evans.”
parKEr sEaly,
The Writing Center features
new furniture this year and is located in the library semi-
nar room on the second foor.
Photo Editor
Berry nearing goal enrollment numbers
KElly DiCKErson
News Editor
From a rcord iz icomig cla la yar, Brry l-
comes a smaller freshman class this year.However, even with a smaller class Berry is nearing itsgoal population of 2,100 students.Assistant Vice President of the Ofce of Advancement Jeanne Mathews said the Board of Trustees has decidedthat 2,100 students will be an optimal amount for Berry’scurrent capacity.Registrar Linda Tennant said she doesn’t think thesmaller class size will have a big nancial impact on Berry.“We had a total of 2,087 students enrolled last year andwe have about 2,030 so far for this year,” Tennant said.“Summer withdrawals weren’t drastic and includingthose students who register late, we’ll be expecting 40 to50 more so the total student population will remain aboutthe same.”In the opening convocation address Monday, CollegePresident Stephen R. Briggs said there are 566 expectedfreshman and 45 expected transfers. This number iseight percent above the ve-year average of incomingundergraduates.Although the incoming class is less than the goal of 600,
whaly aid i i ill o of h bigg icomig frh-
man classes in Berry history.
whaly aid Brry ha rcly bcom mor compi-
tive for more academically qualied students and thosestudents typically have more choices for which college oruniversity they will attend. This makes it harder to pre
-
dict the number of students that will choose Berry, so theincoming class is a little smaller than expected.Berry currently lacks the infrastructure to keep accept
-
ing large incoming classes. More residence halls, class
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rooms and professors are needed before the student popu
-
lation can grow.
“th Board i lookig for a lo ad ady groh ra
so that infrastructure can gradually be expanded to allowfor more students,” Mathews said.Whatley said that a number of new professors werehired this year to meet the growing demand of the studentpopulation. She said that classes will still have a good stu
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dent-to-professor ratio.Dorm space for students, particularly women, is tightthis year with the recent growth in the population. Morestudents were allowed to live off campus last year thanin previous years and Mathews said the same is true thisyear.“Students will be allowed to live off campus but Berry’sgoal is still to be a residential and community based col
-
lege,” Mathews said.In order to be considered for living off campus a stu
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dent must be 25 years or older, married, living with theirparents within a 40 mile radius or be considered a fth yearsenior.As of now, all students who want to live on campushave a room assignment. However some students wereleft without a room until a few days ago. Whatley said thatrooms were lled as students decided to attend a differentschool or withdrew from Berry.
Mah aid ha Brry ill b h larg chool ih  ahlic cofrc ha ill bcom opraioal
fall 2012.
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August 18, 2011CAMPus CARRIeR, PAge 3
Pfi
Frhman com o andm yor ohr clamadrin an vn nlik anyyo’v vr xprincdFriday A. 19 a 7 p.m. inh Ca Arna.
Movi Nigt
 Join KCAB for a hoinof “up” Friday A. 19a 9:30 p.m. in h sprillBallroom.
Nw Fcs Tnt Sow
Com ach h n frh-mn ho off hir alnsarday A. 20 a 7 p.m.in Ford Adiorim.
Ic Cm Soci
 Join h Black sdn Alli-anc for om ic cram andlarn abo h oraniza-ion sarday A. 20 a 9
p.m. at the Ford reection
pool.
Sip-n-Sid
slid don a ian lip-n-lid p ohr by Cam-p Orach snday A.21 a 4 p.m. on MonainCamp.
Otdoo Movi
 Join KCAB for the rst
odoor movi of h yarin Clara Bol Friday A.27 a 10 p.m.
G Tk
Larn from ari Daynathackr abo colla a-mbla and inallaionMonday A. 22 a 7 p.m.in Moon gallry. Ce crdioffrd.
Swing Dnc
sin ino h mrih h sin and Ball-room Clb’ lcom back danc tday A. 23a 7:30 p.m. in h sprillBallroom.
Otdoo Movi
 Join KCAB for an odoormovi Friday A. 26 a 9p.m. Locaion and movitBA.
Pint Ws
Bal i o in h champi-onhip brack compiionor j com o hro painfor fn snday A. 28 ah Inramral Fild.
First day of Fall Semesteris MondayAug. 22
CONTrIbuTeD by berry COlleGe PublIC relaTIONS
Berry faculty joined
Floyd County teachers for a three week instructiveseminar in math and science.
b ptns wit Fod Cont scoo sstm
raChel ChIlDS
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thank o a goria Dpar-mn of edcaion ran of narly$600,000, hr Brry Coll mahprofor parnrd ih shorrunivriy and Floyd Conyschool hi mmr o providorkhop for 155 Floyd Conymah and cinc achr.th am-ah orkhopa Brry focd on h mahporion of h steM crriclmhr shorr facly providdrainin in cinc. Andd byapproximaly 50 achr, hmah orkhop r man orv a boh a rfrhr corand a man of xpoin achro n inrcion mhod.“I’v alay hoh hold inrac ih h localchool,” aid Aocia Prof-or of Mahmaic eric McDo-ll, on of h inrcor of horkhop. scrd by h FloydCony school ym, h hr-yar ran i h lar of i kindha ha bn aardd in h aof goria, hoh hi i h
rst year Berry has been asked to
parnr.“whnvr yo ach aachr, ha achr i hn oino impac anohr 100 dn. soif yo inrc 40 achr, n-ially yo’r rachin 4,000 -dn, mor han  can faibly brin o Brry,” McDoll aid.McDoll aid ha mch of h nd for hi kind of ork-hop i a rl of h rcn ran-iion in goria chool froma diciplind o an inradcrriclm. Inad of akinAlbra, gomry, Pr-Calcland saiic paraly, h nproram rqir hih chooldn o ak Mah 1 hrohMah 4, ach covrin opichich ravr all diciplin.whn h a implmnd hproram for yar ao, no cor-rpondin marial had bndvlopd for achr.Aid from rinforcin foro-n concp, “I an’ o mchabo [dmonrain] ho oach, b o r-nriz ach-r and rmind hm hy hyach,” aid Aocia Proforof Mahmaic Ron taylor.McDoll, taylor, and Ai-an Profor of Mahmaic Jill Cochran ddicad a k of orkhop o Albra, gom-ry and saiic rpcivlyand inrad concp covrd
in the rst week into the second
k and o on. th conn- bad orkhop r alrnadih cla on mah pdaoyld by Calhon dcaor IriniaKih, hich xplord diffrnrai o na dn.“too many im hih choolachr hav h aid, ‘I onlynd o kno ha I ach.’ Brrymah profor don’ hav hiaid,” aid Modl Hih schoolmah achr Rachl sar (C11), on of h Brry almni inandanc.sar aid h orkhopr ah ih h amidoloy ih hich mah iapproachd a Brry. sdn cn-rd, Brry mah cla rdicovry and applicaion ovrlcr.
 
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CONTINueD FrOM PG. 1
undr h db-cilin compromi, -dn borror ar rponibl for rpayinh principal and h inr. A of A.4, dirc bidizd loan for rada -dn and nbidizd loan hav an inr- ra of 6.8 prcn.th db-cilin lilaion alo limi-na a pcial crdi for all dn bor-
rowers who make their rst 12 monthly
paymn on im. Prvioly, h fdralovrnmn old i a rba o dn borror of 0.5 prcn, hich i half of horiinaion f on loan. effciv on Jly 1,2012, borror only ill b abl o rcivh rba if hy ar o rpay hir loanhroh lcronic dbiin.Aocia Profor Michal Baily aidh db cilin problm i vry impl co-
nomically, but the difculty comes from a
ark diffrnc in poliical idoloi. Haid hr ar hr main olion: ma-
sively reduce spending, raise taxes signi
-canly or ro h conomy.“If boh id r illin o compro-mi, ’d hav no db problm,” Bailyaid. “th mor poliically idoloical hyar, h hardr ha ill b.”thr ar hr crdi rain ancirponibl for valain h u.s. ovrn-mn’ trary bond, and abiliy o rpay
debts. On Aug. 5, Standard & Poor’s rm
(s&P) annoncd ha i donradd hu.s. crdi rain from AAA o AA+, ciin
their opinion that “the scal consolidation
plan…fall hor of ha, in or vi, old b ncary o abiliz h ovrnmn’mdim-rm db dynamic.” Moody’donradd h us a AAA rain ih anaiv olook, and Fich Rain av h
government a awless AAA credit rating.
Hickman aid in h lon rm, h crdirpor may incra inr and cold affch ay priva ciizn borro mony, bh rpor ar no nirly indicaiv of hovrnmn’ abiliy o pay back db.“th crdi anci ar baically llinh ovrnmn ‘w’v n yor bhavior
and we’re not as condent as we once were
abo yor abiliy o pay  back,’” Bailyaid. “I ha r? I’ hard o ll.”Hickman aid a ood porion of h u.s.ovrnmn’ pndin o o h miliary,and ar and miliary occpaion in hMiddl ea add p. Accordin o h worldBank, in 2009, miliary xpndir a 4.7prcn of h unid sa’ ro naionalprodc, ovr $68.9 billion.“why ar  policin h Middl ea? I
don’t think the scal problem will be solved
 by cin grandma’ iny chck vrymonh,” Hickman aid. “w’r an advancdcivilizd dmocracy,  can afford o akcar of or poor and vlnrabl.”Hickman aid h panic ovr h dbcrii a lihly conjrd, and conomiclmp happn rlarly.“w’v bn db hi lon bfor, i’calld world war II. Ho did   o of i? soppd ain world war II,” Hickmanaid.Conr ha nil Dc. 23 o pa h
nal plan for additional decit reduction.

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