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  • Serving the University of Toledo since 1919

    ICIndependent Collegianwww.IndependentCollegian.com

    Issue 4691st year

    The

    Rockets throttle Auburn 67-52,advance to WNITs Sweet 16

    Sports, B1

    Hillel celebrates with Jeopardy

    Arts & Life, B4

    The govern-ment should not have the right to say when some-one should have their life ended.

    Katelyn EtgenFresh., pre-pharmacy

    What is your stance on the death penalty?

    I dont think it should be equal punish-ment. I think things could be tested on

    them or some-thing, but not put to death.

    Nicole SnyderJunior, medicinal chemistry

    People who do a crime that deserves

    the death penalty

    deserve it.

    Robert LimasSoph., pharmacy

    I think they should just get life in prison. Its

    not our place as a human

    being.Icee Johnson

    Soph., communications

    A dispropor-tionate number of poor and

    minorities are on death

    row.Jeff Gohrband

    Senior, criminal justice

    Check out our story above on the death penalty.

    Monday, March 21, 2011

    Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/MCT

    Gov. Pat Quinn, center, signs into law a bill ending the death penalty in Illinois, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the State Capitol in Springfield. With the governor are sponsors Karen Yarbrough and Kwame Raoul along with John Cul-lerton and Barbara Flynn Currie.

    Photo courtesy of Daniel Miller

    Robert Black, who matched in Internal Medicine at the Rhode Island Hospital Alpert Medi-cal School of Brown University, celebrates with Hala Al-Jiboury, who matched in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    By IC Staff

    Two UT students trying to help out a pair claiming to be kidnap victims became vic-tims of robbery. According to police, the

    two students were ap-proached by two women at the McDonalds on Reynolds and Ryan Road who said they had been kidnapped from Ari-zona and needed a ride to the police station.The UT students helped the

    suspects by driving them to Main Campus to contact the UT Police Department, but the suspects said they changed their minds and did not want to contact police.They instead asked the stu-

    dents for a ride to a friends house at Avondale Avenue and Division Street.Once at the location, the

    two suspects assaulted one of the students, took both stu-

    dents cell phones and a wal-let and then fled the scene. Toledo Police Sgt. Phil

    Toney told WTOL the sus-pects were seen on video sur-veillance pretending they were trying to decide what to order at the McDonalds be-fore they approached the two students.The suspects also told other

    McDonalds patrons the fake kidnapping story, but they were not convinced to give the suspects a ride. Police are asking for any-

    one with information on the two suspects to contact the Toledo Crime Stoppers.The suspects were both de-

    scribed as being African American, about 18 years old, around 5 feet, 3 inches tall with brown eyes and black hair. One suspect was around 180 pounds and the other was about 120 pounds.They both were wearing

    black coats and blue jeans.

    UT students foiled by kidnapped robbersMatch day at UT

    By Vincent J. CurkovIC Staff Writer

    Medical students around the country discovered where they would spend the next three to five years of their lives as they tore open envelopes Thursday afternoon.UT held its 40th annual

    match day, an event in which fourth-year medical students discover which residency they have been matched with.A residency is the next step

    for medical students after grad-uation and is required to be-come board certified in the United States. [Finding a residency] was

    very expensive and very nerve-wracking, said Mike Loochtan, a fourth-year medical student with a specialization in Otolaryngology. Loochtan was matched with

    his first choice of residency at Loyola University Chicago.

    ASI discusses death penaltyBy Allison SeneyIC Staff Writer

    A comparative study of Eastern and Western na-tions view on the death penalty was the theme of Friday afternoons forum hosted by the Asian Stud-ies Institute. The goal of the forum

    was to educate the faculty and students about how to look at the death penalty across the scale. It intro-duced contexts of politi-cal, cultural and economic

    understanding of Asia and how it compares to the U.S.Scheduled to speak at

    the forum were Shanhe Ji-ang, professor of criminal justice, Morris Jenkins, as-sociate professor of crimi-nal justice, Eric Lambert, professor of criminal jus-tice at Wayne State Uni-versity and Sudershan Pa-supuleti, associate profes-sor of social work.The professors worked

    Death, Page A4

    Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT

    In the town of Nakonosawa, Japan, rescue workers carry a body on Sunday, March 20, 2011.

    Local reflections on JapanUT to lose $19 M in state funding for fiscal year 2012By Casey CheapIC Staff Writer

    Students at UT and all across Ohio looking to fur-ther their education next fall may want to brace themselves for a possible tuition increase due to a 10.5 percent cut in state funding to universities.Ohio Gov. John Kasich re-

    vealed his two-year budget plan for the state last week. In the new budget, spending for state universities has been re-duced by millions of dollars as Ohio prepares for state-wide cuts.Schools across the state

    have been bracing for cuts to Ohios $55.5 billion budget for months as the state tries to reign in deficits and reduce spending, according to The Columbus Dispatch.UT expects a $19 million

    cut in state funding from its $800 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012. The $800 million budget

    covers expenses for Main Campus, the Health Science Campus and the hospital.The good news for stu-

    dents: Kasich put a cap on tuition increases at 3.5 percent. Were going to try and keep

    [tuition increases] as low as possible, said Larry Burns, vice president for external af-fairs and interim vice presi-dent for equity and diversity.Burns said a 3.5 percent tu-

    ition increase would only

    Match, Page A4

    Funding, Page A4

    By Vincent D. ScebbiFeatures Editor

    Following the news of the fourth worst earthquake since they have been moni-tored, Mari Sawai called her mother three times the fi-nal time bringing the com-forting news that her family in Tokyo was okay.I couldnt reach her for a

    couple of times, but luckily I got a hold of her after three times and she was still having trouble contact-ing my sister and my grand-parents saying they are okay, said the senior ma-joring in math education and president of the Japa-nese Student Association. Though Sawai is

    thousands of miles from home, she and other JSA members partnered with the American Red Cross and have established collec-tion boxes at five restau-rants and one business in the Toledo area.The restaurants include

    Sakura Japanese Steak House, Sori Sushi, Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, Kyoto KA Restaurant and Korean-na Restaurant. The lone business is Seanns Anime and Comics. Aside from the donation

    boxes around Toledo, Sawai said JSA set up collection boxes in five locations at UT. The location of the

    donation boxes includes the offices of International Student Association, the Of-fice of International Stu-dent Services, the foreign language computer lab and the department of foreign language office. Even just $1 will help,

    Sawai said. An earthquake that mea-

    sured 9.0 magnitude struck off the Eastern coast of Ja-pan, causing a tsunami that swept across Northeastern Japan, sparking the fear of a nuclear meltdown. Donald Stierman, an as-

    sociate professor of envi-ronmental science, said the

    Japan, Page A4

  • Whatever proponents of SB 5 claim, among its primary aims is the weaken-ing or elimination of labor unions. Not only does the bill increase costs for public employees, it strikes a moral blow at the very idea of unionized la-bor by mistakenly blaming it for our budgetary crises, which more likely result from outsourcing, corporate fraud, improperly-distributed public assistance and a preference for quick profits over long-term sustainability.The concept of the labor union is not

    only a social positive but a well-intend-ed method of cultural adaptation to adverse conditions. People born in ur-ban environments in early industrial society or later have been faced with a dilemma: either sacrifice the culture one has been raised in as well as ones loved ones to become a subsistence farmer or hermit, or bow to societal expectations in terms of sustaining oneself through wage labor and curren-cy-based consumerism.In such environments, one cannot

    help but accept certain cultural de-mands. To acquire food and clothing, one must be employed in some manner. Faced with a limited number of em-ployment options, it is more advanta-geous for one to improve the condi-tions at the job they already have than try to find another. The only effective means of doing this is through some form of dialogue between the employ-ee and employer.Given the immoral and unhealthy

    work practices of early industrial life, it is in the interests of survival and hap-piness that a worker seeks to improve the conditions of the labor he must per-form. But employers in most instances hold a nearly ultimate power wheth-er they worked their way to the top or were handed the company by heredity.The employees only bargaining chip

    is his own labor, which is nothing by

    itself. Replacing an employee is far easier than increasing pay, making the workpl