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the BACHELOR the Voice of Wabash since 1908 April 4, 2002 Volume 112 Issue 10 JACOB PACTOR Nick Brankle exits the Theta Delt house while transporting his belongings from the condemned house. Student Senate Passes Proposal for Dead Week By Brandon Hayes reporter Wabash has a reputation for its faculty listening to its students. Last Monday, true to its word, Wabash s faculty approved Student Senate and APC s dead week proposal by a simple majority. The proposal states that no tests or papers can be given or be made due the three class days prior to final exam week. In addition, no papers that serve in the place of a final examination can be made due at any time other than that class scheduled exam time during the week. The new policy begins in the A 24-hour study area will open during finals week fall semester. Alternative circumstances may arise, and in that situation, the faculty and student in question can reach a mutually beneficial agreement that might conflict with the new policy. Along with this policy, the Student Senate has also attempted to further aid students in relieving final exam week stress. Senate has received confirmation from Dean Bambrey that a 24-hour study area will open during finals week. Temporarily, the Little Giant Room will be area. However, Senate and Dean Bambrey are examining other long-term solutions. Also, in its attempts to better reach out to the community, the Senate has adopted a service day for the College. The first Spring College-wide service day ever will start at noon on April 13 and last until an afternoon cookout at 5:30 on the mall. The administration paid for the cookout. On this project, Senate has worked with the See Senate, Page 3 Imminent Danger Forces Theta Delts to New, Temporary Homes By Jacob Pactor editor in chief By Paul Jansen reporter Wabash recently has hired eight new tenure-track professors for the fall. Normally, this wouldn t be remarkable, as Wabash, like any other school, has faculty fluctuations. However, for the first time in recent memory Wabash has filled all of the positions with its first choice candidates. This is something we re very proud of, Dean Mauri Ditzler said. Dean Ditzler noted garnering first choices has become increasingly difficult, as the Ph.D job As a sign reads in the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house, Do not eat in the dinning room tonight, use the front room or somewhere else (seriously). On Wednesday, April 3, 2002, around 8:30 am, Theta Delta Chi President Kyle Maloney received word from Norman Reimondo, the director of zoning and planning in Crawfordsville, that the 13 residents of 415 S. Washington would have to vacate their home due to serious structural and safety concerns including seriously damaged and rolling support beams and two crumbling foundation walls. With three weeks left of school, it s not an issue we took lightly, Crawfordsville Fire Chief Dennis Weir said. We would have delayed if possible; it s an imminent safety issue. Wabash is extremely important to the local community, and we needed to act on their behalf. Their being students is irrelevant. In early March, Maloney had asked the fire department to inspect the house, something the department does for every fraternity every year, to ensure the houses safety. Theta Delta Chi is the only Wabash fraternity not owned by Wabash College. Gregory Schmidt, the proprietor, is based out of Indianapolis eastside. According to Weir, when fire inspector Brian Bechtel completed the initial inspection, the house had some structural safety concerns. After the second inspection, however, It was a major concern. There were serious structural concerns, Weir said. I was also concerned whether electricity could be safely used in the house. Weir took his concerns to the Board of Public Works and Safety. He urged the Board to immediately send Bechtel, a city inspector and the city building official to the house. Those three went first thing Wednesday morning, and within an hour, they red flagged the building and displaced the residents. Fortunately, Weir had phoned the Wabash adminis- See Theta Delt, Page 3 Christmas in April For History Dept. market is less often bleak. He mentioned that just four or five years ago, Wabash would have received up to 200 job applications for a single position. Today, that number is consistently between 20 and 40 per opening. With this drop in applications, the ability of a college to receive all of its top choices is increasingly difficult, as many institutions vie for the same candidates. However, academic excellence was only part of the equation for the new professors. Dean Ditzler also expressed the need for the professors to be involved See Hirings, Page 2 PAGE 2 THE BACHELOR By Sean Gallagher news editor Globalization is the notion that the world could be seen as one instead of many independent countries. The Globalization process has incredible potential to improve the global welfare, Michael Elliott, Time Magazine columnist and Editor at Large, said at this year s Benjamin A. Rogge Memorial Lecture on Monday evening in a speech entitled The Paradox of Globalization. Elliot wanted to speak about that paradox, but his approach differed slightly. I was an academic before my career in journalism, but I am going to go with the journalist part of me and begin with a narration, Elliott said. In 1973, Elliott, a graduate student at Oxford, trekked through Europe with his girlfriend. After visiting Germany, Austria and Italy, they ended up on Crete, the largest island in the Aegean Sea. But instead of visiting the wellknown and well-traveled places, Elliott turned west and visited a small coastal town. In 1973, the town had one paved road that stopped at the market. All other roads were dust and dirt, Elliot said. No one had a car; instead they rode around in motorized carts. The houses were all made from locally cut stone, and no one left the island. Since, he has returned 15 times and watched its transformation. Now, every road is paved. There are BMW dealerships. There are tourists everywhere. Some of the houses are still made from the locally cut stone, but most of them are new. And now, people leave the town and also leave the island, he said. Elliot illustrated how globalization benefited this tiny, hermetically sealed town in Crete. They became integrated into the global economy and that helped their economy, he said. My friends lives now from the town are now improved because of how their simple economy joined the greater economy. If so, what is wrong with globalization? What paradoxes could exist? According to Elliot, the wave of globalization has shown countries that have joined the world market have had improved economies. Those countries have NEWS APRIL 4, 2002 Time Editor Discusses Globalization Paradox Offers good only at the Taco Bell restaurants located in Crawfordsville and Lebanon, IN. Cards must be presented when ordering. Limit: One coupon per person per visit. Not good with any other offer. Cards will be void if copied, transformed or where prohibited. Cash redemption value 1/20 cent. (C) TACO BELL CORP. had faster rates of growth in the past 20 than those countries that haven t joined. But what is the paradox of joining? The paradox was shown during the riots and protests in Seattle and Prague, Elliot said. In the rich world, many think that globalization isn t good. They believe that it is threatening. They want it stopped. The riots proved just that. The paradox was shown during the riots and protests in Seattle and Prague. Michael Elliot People protested, and some even grew violent over the idea of globalization and the function of the WTO and World Bank. I think what most people fear, Elliott said, is that globalization equals revolution. It puts everything on its head. A change would mean a different economy, which would mean a new way for life for many. It would challenge the old traditions and force new ones. But how does one solve the paradox? How would one go about changing those ideals about how some perceive globalization? We need to try to have conception of the trade of goods and services by private businesses is not all about making money. We need to broaden our vision. We need to focus on the ideals of genuine free trade, Elliott said. Everyone should be able to import and export everything. And finally, we should have market that accepts goods from poorer countries. Trade isn t the only focus of globalization though. There are ideals surrounding health care, world education, and aid that come with globalization. Bill Gates donated $800 million to a foundation so that every child in the world would be vaccinated from simple diseases, Elliott said. Education could be taught over the Internet and people from all over the world would benefit. And aid? With the money from richer countries, a lot of good can come from it. Globalization will bring benefits if we recognize the paradox it brings and raise questions and answer them so that we can better it and fix it, Elliot said. Public Affairs The members of shout, the Multicultural Concerns Committee and the Dean of Students Office at Wabash College invite you to a public lecture by James Dale on Monday, April 8. His talk, entitled Gay Rights, the Boy Scouts, and the U.S. Supreme Court will take place in Baxter Hall, room 202 at 8 pm. Dale served as a Boy Scout for 12 years, eventually rising to the rank of assistant scoutmaster. In 1990, the Boy Scouts of America learned of Dale s leadership role in Rutgers University s Lesbian Gay & Bisexual Alliance and shortly thereafter expelled him from the Scouts, stating that he no longer met the criteria to be a Professors From 1 in the lives of the students. This was especially true of Professor John Aden. Wabash s paramount concern was to keep Aden because he is so involved with every level of the campus. While the History Department might not have absolutely needed three new professors this year, they absolutely wanted to retain the three they found. With the Department having one of the highest enrollments on campus, these three new professors have enabled it to branch off into directions that were once less traveled. Professor Rick Warner, who taught here prior to receiving his tenure track position, adds a Latin American specialist. Additionally, Michelle Rhodes specialty in European History was of particular interest. After a fourth consecutive year searching for a Modern Language Department chair, Greg Redding, a Wabash alumnus, has been hired. Also, a valuable addition to the Religion Department was hired. John Baer is an expert in North American religions, a unique concentration not previously available in the Religion department. Other new tenure track hires include: Lil Turner in Computer Science, Michael Stohler in Physics and Jennifer Young in Speech. Former Boy Scout James Dale to Speak on Gay Rights scout leader. During the decade that followed, Dale battled the BSA in the courts. Dale s case went all the way to the US Supreme Court in 2000 (Boy Scouts of America v. Dale) and led eventually to the Court s ruling that allowed the BSA to discriminate against homosexuals as members of the organization. Following the Court s ruling, many who would had lifelong involvement with the Boy Scouts, like acclaimed director Steven Spielberg, renounced their association with the BSA, and a nationwide debate ensued over whether homosexuals should be allowed to serve as scouts. Dale will take questions from the audience following his remarks. There will be a reception in Rogge Lounge after his presentation. APRIL 4, 2002 Chapel Ended Little, Started Much Thought By Mike LoPrete managing editor The Wabash community participated in a communal catharsis session last Thursday in an open microphone Chapel gathering. Students, professors, administrators and other staff came together to discuss racial and other tensions facing Wabash this semester. Students were encouraged to share their feelings on any of the recent tensions on campus, though no one seemed apt to explicitly state what those tensions were. Over time, it became clear that the burning of cartoons off students doors and the exclusion of independent students from Pan-Hel activities were incidents that took center stage. The incidents belied greater concerns, campus unity being greatest among them. Independent and African American students both expressed the feeling that they are excluded from the Wabash experience. Ben Vidic, for example, found that excluding independent students from Pan-Hel week only serves to divide students. With recent cartoon burnings suggesting racial tension and disunity on campus, many African-American students wished to voice their opinion. Jameel Bell shared his sense of removal from the student body at large. I want to be part of the Wabash community, he said. However, I feel like I am not Theta Delt From 1 tration on Tuesday warning that the house could be condemned. On Wednesday, when the students were forced to leave their home, Associate Dean Edith Simms met with Kip Chase, head resident advisor, to figure out new housing arrangements. By noon yesterday, of the 13 residents, three moved to offcampus housing, two to empty Wolcott rooms, two to vacant Morris rooms and six to Martindale s first floor lounge and basement. The College has been really helpful, Maloney said. included or accepted. Caleb Ishman, one of the first students to speak on Thursday, encouraged his fellow students to employ critical thinking and an open mind as they approach campus problems. His plea was well received by the speakers, but at times ignored by many African-American students in the audience, who could be heard largely dissenting one student s comment that the road goes both ways; both sides reach out to each other. Some also ridiculed Old Wabash at the end of the Chapel, mockingly singing La, la, la! Despite the small amount of derision present in the audience, most comments were received very well. Though there has been no action taken as a direct result of the Chapel talk, some found the open conversation to be positive in itself. Sometimes understanding is key to finding the just solution, IMA Vice-President Aaron Denman said in an interview. There were some comments that put every side into perspective. Whatever the solution, Denman believes that Wabash students must contribute to it. I feel that every side wants something given to them, when all we need to do is give ourselves fully to the problem, he said. The Wabash dream is only created and fulfilled if we as students give ourselves to creating that dream. And as Chase explained to fellow Martindale independents, It is very big of these guys to come live in our dorm and we need to show our unity to the campus by helping them out. Besides the independents, Campus Services lent the Theta Delts a truck to transport belongings. Dean Simms is working with Sparks to provide meals if the brothers decide to eat there. Right now, according to Maloney, albeit dispersed on campus, the brothers will attempt to eat all meals together at their annex. Last night, though displaced and dispersed, the Theta Delts will be safe in their temporary rooms. N E W S THE BACHELOR PAGE 3 Barretometer Predicts Who Will Matriculate to Wabash By Matthew Bredefeld reporter It s as if you had 622 coins and throw them all in the air, Professor Barreto, chairman of the economics department, said in last Thursday s social science colloquium, as he tried to answer the timeless college administrator s question, How can we accurately and precisely predict the incoming class size? Barreto explained how over several years, he has developed a model to predict the size of an incoming class within ten students. Utilizing data supplied by the Admissions Office about applicants over the last 20 years, he has developed a formula which considers certain f a c t o r s including, visitation, total Barreto gifts, grants and SAT score. Aptly nicknamed the Barretometer, Barreto hopes this model will improve with more work and eventually help alleviate much stress from Admissions and Financial Aid, who he TKEs Invite Campus for Panel on Alcohol in the 21st Century Public Affairs On Tuesday, April 9 in Baxter Hall, room 202, the second annual Wabash College Tau Kappa Epsilon Symposium will be held on the Wabash campus. Alcohol in the 21st Century: Alcoholism, Employment, and Law will be the topic of the 7:30 pm panel presentation. The panel will consists of Dr. John Roberts, Kevin Swaim, and Jess Paul. They will have a question and answer session following the talk. Roberts is a 1983 Wabash graduate and a physician in Crawfordsville. He has been a member of the Montgomery County Family Crisis Shelter Board of Directors and is a chapter counselor for Wabash College Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He is also on the board of directors for the National Association of Wabash Men. His memberships include American Academy of Family Physicians, Montgomery County Medical Society and Indiana State Medical Association. Swaim is a 1983 Wabash graduate and is a nationally certified counselor, licensed clinical social worker and licensed mental health counselor. For the last eight years he has worked under Senate From 2 IMA and IFC as well. Competition-based, the service days will consist of a contest for an honorary plaque and the authority of the Public Health Service-Division of Federal Occupational Health. His responsibilities include working with a network of affiliate counselors, conducting health and wellness seminars, and providing direct consultation with employees, supervisors and agency administration. Paul is a 1970 Wabash graduate. Paul was admitted to practice law in Indiana in 1976 and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in His practice is entirely criminal defense, covering trial and appellate levels. He was a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense, is one of its 13 Regents and is board certified by the college. Lecturing throughout the country on issues relating to DUI defense, he has authored materials used nationwide. Paul is treasurer of the National College for DUI Defense and chairman of the board certification committee for the Board of Regents. Since 1996 he has been a featured speaker at the summer session of the college, conducted at the Harvard Law School. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is co-chairman of the DUI advocacy committee. $500 to the winning living unit s charity-of-choice. The living unit with the highest percentage of total membership participating will become the winners. The living units will aid the community and its organizations in everything from clean- compares with used car salesmen The model demonstrates some interesting and rather surprising trends. For instance, with all variables held constant, the higher the SAT score or class rank the less likely the prospective student is to matriculate, and if the prospective student came to the College for a visitation he is much more likely to matriculate. Before, a lot of this was done by anecdotal, intuition, rule of thumb. Barreto hopes to improve his model with more factors and data, saying, It s more than a coin flip! WalkAmerica to Take Place in Crawfordsville Staff Report The Sagamore March of Dimes will hold the annual Crawfordsville WalkAmerica Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 9 am. The walk begins at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Every year, members of the community form teams and gather sponsorship to raise money for the March of Dimes. The money supports pioneering research and innovative programs to save babies born prematurely or with birth defects. Wabash s Beta Theta Pi chapter participates yearly as a major philanthropy project. This year, the house s goal is $800. In an all campus , Cameron Starnes, Beta s philanthropy chair, wrote We have had great success in past years and r
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