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Other Ivory Towers Questions on Campus Professor Profiles Ca
SAE kicked off Cornell's campus

HURSDAY: FRIDAY:
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Cornell University's chapter
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will be
removed from campus after new
information surfaced surround-
ing the death of Cornell Univer-
sity sophomore George Desdunes,
according to a March 18 article in
The Cornell Daily Sun.
Susan Murphy, Cornell's vice
president of Student and Academ-
ic Services, told The Cornell Daily
Sun that Desdunes was given
alcohol by his brothers at SAE.
The alcohol is believed to have
played a part in Desdunes's death.
"Even though the members and
associate members recognized
the condition Desdunes was in,
they failed to call for medical
care," Murphy said in the article.
Desdunes' death is under

investigation and SAE fraternity
members have been given until
the end of the month to leave
their house on campus, the article
states.
UNIVERSITY OF
COLORADO STUDENT
GOV'T OFFICER CALLED
OUT FOR OFFENSIVE BLOG
University of Colorado gradu-
ate student Matthew Cucchiaro
resigned from his position as
diversity director of the univer-
sity's student government as a
result of a controversial blog,
according to a March 18 article
in the CU Independent.
Cucchiaro's blog, stupidhu-
manbeings.com, was intended

to be satirical, the CU Indepen-
dent reported. Several posts con-
tained derisive comments toward
women and those of African
descent.
"The women article was more
of a political statement, a social
statement about kind of the
jock mentality of stereotyping
}women, where a woman is stu-
pider than a man," Cucchiaro
told the CU Independent.
Cucchiaro started the blog
in 2009 and resigned from his
student government position on
March 4 after an anonymous
source led the Dean of Students
to question Cucchiaro as the
author, according to the article.
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Discussion Health talk

about Japan

WHERE: Student Health
Services
WHEN: Friday at about7
a.m.
WHAT: A pile of saw dust
was on fire behind the
building, University Police
reported. The fire was
caused by cigarette butts
and put out by the building
manager.

WHERE: Beanster'sI
WHEN: Friday at abt
3:15 p.m.
WHAT: A student asl
unknown person tosw
his headphones while
stepped away, Univer
Police reported. Both
person and the headp
were missing when hr
returned.

Hospital heist Sideline sw

Cafe WHAT: A panel discussion
rut will examine the disaster
in Japan from many differ-
ked an ent perspectives. Scheduled
atch speakers range from experts
he in geological sciences to
sity nuclear engineering.
the WHO: Center for Japanese
hones Studies
e WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Michigan League
Ballroom
ipe War history
mpus
u presentation
out
WHAT: James Morrow,
taken University professor of
rt, political science, will give a
orted. lecture about the treatment
out- of prisoners during world
except wars.
WHO: Center for Interna-
tional and Comparative Law
WHEN: Today at4 p.m.
WHERE: Hutchins Hall,
room 116

WHAT: A panel discus-
sion will focus on the 2010
patient protection and
affordable health care act.
WHO: Center for Local,
State and Urban Policy
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall, Betty
Ford Classroom
Water funding
workshop
WHAT: A session teaching
how to find local and nation-
al water research projects.
Participants will also learn
how to obtain funding.
WHO: Water Theme Semes-
ter
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
Library
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Stephen Shilling, a sec-
ond grader from Pitts-
burgh, collected more
than 2,300 pairs of shoes
for orphans in Haiti, WTAE
Pittsburgh reported. Shilling
said he was surprised by the
amount of success his project
has had.
No. 8 seeded Michigan
lost to top-seeded Duke
in the West Region of
the NCAA Tournament on
Sunday, as Darius Morris
missed a shot in the waning
seconds.
FOR MORE, SEE SPORTS MONDAY
Students who took the
SAT last week had to
answer an essay ques-
tion about reality television,
The New York Times report-
ed. Many students had diffi-
culty answering the question
because they didn't watch
reality shows.

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WHERE: University Hos-
pital
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 3:15 p.m.
WHAT: A staff person is
being investigated for tak-
ing cash out of the Hospital
Security lost and found col-
lection, University Police
reported.

WHERE: Central Ca
Recreation Building
WHEN: Friday at abo
10:30 p.m.
WHAT: A jacket was
from a basketball cou
University Police repc
The jacket was found
side with all contents
cash and credit cards.

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Obama touts democracy in Brazil

President to
visit Chile today
during first South
American tour
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -
Immersing himself in Brazil's
poverty and pride, President
Barack Obama yesterday held up
the South American nation as a
model of democratic change in a
time of uprisings and crackdowns
across the Arab world and yet
another war front for the United
States.
From Rio's glamorous beaches
to a notorious slum to an elegant
theater, Obamaglimpsed the city's
cultural extremes and offered
the kind of personal engagement
that can pay political dividends
for years. Less than one day after
announcing U.S. military strikes
against Libya's government,
Obama made time to kick a soccer
ball around with kids in a shanty-
town.
The competing stories of
Obama's itinerary - a war front
in Africa, an economic commit-
ment to South America - divided

his time in incongruous ways.
By morning, he spoke with his
security team about the interna-
tional assault against Moammar
Gadhafi's defenses; by night, he
was to stand atop a mountain and
admire Rio's world famous statue
of Jesus.
Meanwhile, U.S. warplanes
pounded faraway Libya.
It was all summed up by one
image: Obama, adeptly juggling
a soccer ball, as his aides helped
him juggle his agenda.
In a speech, Obama celebrated
Brazil as a place that has shifted
from dictatorship to democracy,
moving millions into its middle
class and embracing human
rights. He underlined that point
as unrest sweeps the Middle East
and north Africa, leading to dra-
matic change in some cases and
violent crisis in Libya.
"As 'two nations who have
struggled over many generations
to perfect our own democracies,
the United States and Brazil know
that the future of the Arab world
will be determined by its people,"
Obama told an invitation-only
crowd inside an ornate hall here.
"No one can say for certain
how this change will end, but I

do know that change is not some-
thing that we should fear," he
said. "When young people insist
that the currents of history are on
the move, the burdens of the past
are washed away."
His speech and his whole trip
to this region have been overshad-
owed by the onset of war in Libya.
Obama has tried to find a balance
of showing command of the war
strategy without altering his dip-
lomatic mission or offending his
hosts in Latin America.
And on Sunday, he was deter-
mined to be with his family, get
among the people and feel the
culture.
Obama and his family visited
the City of God shantytown that
gained fame through a movie
of the same name. The slum is
undergoing a transformation as
Rio works to improve the plight
of its poorest people and clean up
its reputation ahead of hosting the
2016 summer Olympics.
Obama, his wife Michelle and
their daughters, Malia and Sasha,
watched young children pound
on drums and perform a dazzling
acrobatic dance. And then all the
Obamas took turns at a little soc-
cer, led by the president.

Obama chose a community
center in the heart of one of more
than1,000 slums,or"favelas,"that
dot the urban hills surrounding
the city. The tour was designed to
illustrate Obama's push for what
officials call citizen security, an
emerging concern in Latin Ameri-
can countries as they wrestle with
narco-crime and poverty.
Dozens of young children
pressed up against a chain-link
fencetryingtoget alook atObama;
the president ultimately stepped
outside and gave a big wave.
Obama's route to the slum was
itself a contrast of life. The presi-
dent began and ended his day in
a hotel that fronted the famed
Copacabana beach, where tour-
ists and locals in bathing suits
soaked in the sun and watched for
his motorcade.
"He is thinking of Rio as more
than just the Christ and Copaca-
bana," said Noemia Marinho, a
40-year-old lingerie saleswoman
who lives in the slum and had her
hair done just for the president's
visit."Maybe ourgovernment will
look to us more as well." .
The president's tour had an
underlying goal of endearing
him to a diverse and multicul-

PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP
Michelle Obama and daughters Malia
atue in Rio de Janeiro yesterday.
Plaza, a historic square that was
the scene of a 1984 protest that set
the stage for the eventual end of a
20-year military dictatorship.
Here, once again, Obama made
a game effort to connect to the
locals. That included making a
solid effort at speaking some Por-
tuguese, drawing some cheers
and a few wry smiles from the
audience.

President Barack Obama with First LadyI
and Sasha at the Christ the Redeemer Sti
tural country where his personal
story already makes him popular.
Obama is trying to bolster ties to
Brazil - and do the same in Chile
and El Salvador over the next
three days - as way to boost the
economic, security and political
interests of the United States.
Obama delivered his speech
at the Theatro Municipal perfor-
mance hall that sits on Cinelandia

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