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Will NKU go Division 1? What will it take for the university to go D-1, and the steps it's taking right now to make that move. Intellectual Property Rights: Proposed policy could give NKU right to use your work for self-promotion without your consent. Student Evaluations: How much influence do students have with evaluations? NKU Film School: With EMB and a growing student interest, it may not be long before the university gets a film program.

Transcript of The Northerner Print Edition - November 11, 2009

  • D-IIs NKU ready to step up its game?thenortherner.com

    Nov. 11, 2009 Edition 44, Issue 11- Value: 50 cents

  • NEWS

    VIEWSStudent Evaluations: How much influence do students have with evaluations?

    A&ENKU Film School: With EMB and a growing student interest, it may not be long before the university gets a film program.

    Cover StoryWill NKU go Division I? What it will take for the University to go D-I, and the steps its taking right now to make that move.

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    Intellectual Property Rights: Proposed pol-icy could give NKU right to use your work for self-promotion without your consent.

    3November 11th, 2009

    The NorthernerUniversity Center Room 335Highland Heights, KY 41076Editor in Chief: (859) 572-6128News & Sports: (859) 572-6677Features: (859) 572-5859Advertising: (859) 572-5232Fax: (859) 572-5772

    E-mail: northerner@nku.edu

    furtherdetailsEntire content is copyright of The Northerner and may not be reprinted without prior con-sent. Views expressed do not represent those of the administration, faculty or student body.The Northerner is considered a designated public forum. Student editors have authority to make all content decisions without censor-ship or advance approval. The Northerner staff respects the right to a free and open dialogue as allowed under the First Amendment.

    PRINT EDITOR-IN-CHIEFTim Owens[owenst1@nku.edu]

    WEB EDITOR-IN-CHIEFJoe Castelli [castellij1@nku.edu]

    MANAGING EDITORMark Payne[paynem3@nku.edu]

    PRESENTATION EDITOREmily Teaford[teaforde1@nku.edu]

    ASST. PRESENTATION EDITORKarli Wood[woodk3@nku.edu]

    VIEWS EDITORHeather Willoughby[willoughbh1@nku.edu]

    A&E EDITORJeremy Jackson[jacksonj6@nku.edu]

    SPORTS EDITORMichael Collins[collinsm4@nku.edu]

    PHOTO EDITORCharlotte Etherton[ethertonc1@nku.edu]

    COPY EDITORSChelsea Asher[asherc1@nku.edu]

    Emily Christman[christmane1@nku.edu]

    Bettina Kemker[kemkerb1@nku.edu]

    ADVISERGayle Brown[browng@nku.edu]

    AD MANAGERWilliam Fisher[fisherw1@nku.edu]

    northernerstaff contactinformation

    EDITORIAL CARTOONISTPatrick Delaney[delaneyp1@nku.edu]

    Dan Robards[robardsd1@nku.edu]

    Alex Owsley[owsleya1@nku.edu]

    Brandon Barb[barbb1@nku.edu]

    Rodney Moore[moorer2@nku.edu]

    Justin Mattingly[mattinglyj1@nku.edu]

    ASST. PHOTO EDITORSEmily Christman[christmane1@nku.edu]

    Ed Morris[morrise2@nku.edu]

    STAFF WRITERSSamantha Del Vecchio[delvecchis1@nku.edu]

    Michael Willis[willism2@nku.edu]

    WHATS INSIDE

    Apology from the Newsroom

    In the last two issues, The Northerner ran an ad for a business called Resistance Re-cords. The ad was cut and dry. It listed all of the types of mu-sic it sells and listed it URL at the bottom. But after this past weekend, we found the intent behind the ad, was not so cut and dry. Via an inquiry from Channel 12 News, who got the tip from a concerned reader, Resistance Records is a busi-ness that promotes white supremacy. After investigat-ing the validity of this right after I got the call, I made the decision to immediately halt all business with Resistance Records. While it is not illegal to run ads of this nature, we at The Northerner see it as an ethical issue. We do not wish to be in business with groups or organizations that promote any form of racism, sexism, ageism, or any other form of discrimination. While issues of this nature are dependent on who runs The Northerner each semester, it was my decision that the paper, for this semes-

    ter, will not advertise with this business or other businesses like it. That being said, I dont want it to seem like I am mak-ing excuses. The fact of the matter is we screwed up. We should have researched our client better before getting in to business with them. I also want to take this opportunity to personally apologize to our readers for running this ad. We received numerous complaints about the ad and for those that were offended I apologize. Please know that we did not intentionally mean to offend anyone and will pay closer attention in the future to the types of ads we run. If you still want to voice your opinion on this matter, feel free to submit a letter to the editor on our Web site or drop by The Northerner office to talk with me about it. Thank you for your continuing readership.

    - Tim Owens Print Editor-in-Chief

  • Mark PayneManaging Editor

    Who owns student work?Intellectual Property Policy up for vote by Board of Regents

    NEWS

    4 Edition 44, Issue 11

    Lets say you are a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University. You got your degree in Photog-raphy and, since graduating, have been working on getting pictures together for a contest.

    A few weeks after submitting your pictures to the contest you get a letter of rejection from the contest that says you were disqualified because your photo-graphs had already been published somewhere else and that they arent original works.

    Come to find out, NKU published your photo-graphs for institutional promotion and marketing without informing you, and thats the reason your photographs were disqualified from the contest.

    This scenario is a possibility in the proposed Intel-lectual Property Policy that goes up for vote to the Board of Regents Nov. 11. This rule, in particular, states that students have the right to retain copyright and intellectual property of the works, but that the university can use the works for institutional promo-tion and marketing the university can also enter the works into appropriate competitions, according to the proposed Intellectual Property Policy docu-ment.

    This particular rule had the Student Government Association in a whirlwind during their meeting Nov. 9.

    I think because its something going through the administration that a lot of students arent going to be so informed on until the day comes where they do something, or write a short story, or a poem, said SGA senator Laura Barrett. I think its really strange to be entering into a contract like this with-out a student having the chance to really approve that they are doing it.

    Dennis Chaney, vice president of SGA, found the policy regarding intellectual property of students original work was flawed.

    It goes far and beyond, Chaney said. None of the other schools say, You automatically grant this school license to reproduce and publish your mate-rial.

    Chaney elaborated that it is implied at other schools, such as Western Kentucky University and University of Louisville, that the university will ask permission before using student works, which Chaney said is his goal.

    The biggest thing is that we just want to amend this policy before it is voted on, on Wednesday, Chaney said.

    Barrett agreed with Chaney about the policy. Ive done a bit of reading and it isnt in UofLs

    and its not in Westerns, Barrett said of the policy, which gives automatic rights to the university to publish student works.

    SGA President Keith Kaseke is on the Board of Regents and will have the opportunity to propose the amendment that is being promoted by several SGA members, including Chaney and Barrett.

    The amendments I am going to propose are basi-cally for them (Board of Regents) to add on to their revisions that they need to notify the students if they are going to use any of their (the students) property, for what ever purposes, Kaseke said. Its only com-mon courtesy.

    Voting by the Board of Regents will occur 1 p.m. at its Nov. 11 meeting in room 104 in the Student Union Ballroom. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Emily TeafordPresentation Editor

    Flu shots aboundNKU offers students, staff vaccinations

    NEWS

    5November 11th, 2009

    In 1976 a link was estab-lished between the H1N1 vaccinations and the Guil-lian-Barre syndrome, thus ending the mandatory vac-cinations, according to the Centers for Disease Con-trol.

    This syndrome causes the immune system to be-gin attacking the peripheral nervous system and leads to paralysis and death. But things have changed since the 1970s.

    The vaccine is made ex-actly the same as seasonal flu shots just for this strain of the virus, said Em-ily Gresham-Wherle, Pub-lic Information manager for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. There have not been any reports about [Guillian-Barre syndrome] but the process for manufacturing the vac-cine has changed since the 1970s.

    Gresham-Wherle said that five companies who make flu shots every year developed the H1N1 vaccine.

    In the past month, Northern Ken-tucky University has provided more than 700 of the new intranasal H1N1 vaccine to students and the general public.On Nov. 6, NKU announced that the

    Health Counseling and Prevention Services would be offering the intra-nasal H1N1 vaccine to students and the public for a fee of $5. The main stipulation is that you have

    to be healthy persons with any his-tory of asthma, diabetes, immune dis-orders or other chronic illnesses are ineligible for the vaccine. Yet another stipulation to receiving the shot is that people with any type of egg al-lergy are not qualified to receive the vaccine. Both types of vaccines are cultured in an egg. Other stipulations are that you must

    be between the ages of two and 49. Dr. Barbara J. Sween, the director of NKU Health, Counseling and Pre-

    vention Services, said the need for the rules is because of the type of vaccine. The intranasal vaccine is a weak-ened live version of the virus whereas the shot is not live, Sween said. Health, Counseling and Prevention

    Services was given 1,000 of the intra-nasal vaccines and have approximate-ly 300 left according to Sween.The only side effect is almost lik