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Syracuse students start Girl Code

Syracuse University students
Julie Gelb, Caroline Heres and
Jackie Reilly recently founded the
Girl Code Movement, an organiza-
tion that raises awareness of sex-
ual assault on college campuses,
The Daily Orange reported.
The three students are all sis-
ters of the university's chapter of
the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and
bonded over similar experiences
of sexual assault. Inspiration to
form the organization came from
President Barack Obama's recent
task force dedicated to educating
college campuses on the dangers
of sexual assault and promoting
safe campus environments across
the country.
"We want the Girl Code Move-
ment to have a big impact," Heres,

a sophomore biochemistry major,
told the Orange. "We want to
wake people up."
Since launching in Novem-
ber, the organization has accrued
thousands of followers via Face-
book and Twitter and received
hundreds of sympathetic mes-
sages from girls all over the world.
The group also coined the catch-
phrase "Cock Block Crew," which
is the staple hashtag on The Girl
Code Movement's Facebook and
Twitter pages.
Researchers at Purdue
University find possible end to
childhood virus
A research team consisting of
graduate students, postdoctoral

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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Slip 'n salt
WHERE: Victor Vaughn
House
WHEN: Monday at about
4:10 p.m.
WHAT: A subject fell on
an icy walkway, University
Police reported. He did not
seek treatment, but facility
staff were requested to salt
the area.
Peeping Tom
WHERE: East Quad Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about
12 a.m.
WHAT: Maitenance
reported stolen peephole
hardware from third-floor
rooms, University police
reported. There are cur-
renstly no suspects and the
stolen hardware hasnbeen
renlaced.

Ariel Quartet
WHAT: Israeli string quar-
tet preformance featuring
cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
Tickets starting at 20 dol-
lars.
WHO: Sponsored by Uni-
versity Musical Society
WHEN: Today at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Gradu-
ate School, Rackham Audi-
torium
Navigating the
Road to Work
WHAT: A panel will
address questions about
how someone should
disclose his or her disability
in the workplace with an
opportunity to network and
discover job opportunities.
WHO: Services for Students
with Disabilities
WHEN: Today at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library, Gallery
Room 110

Driving
Innovation.
WHAT: Lecture on how
innovation can help stu-
dents foster economic
growth and make a positive
impact in the world.
WHO: Campus Information
Centers
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Ross School of
Business, Blau Auditorium
CORRECTIONS
An article that appeared in
the Feb. 4 edition, "With
$1.3M, Taubman and LSA
to fund research program
on urban architecture," mis-
stated the title ofMonica
Ponce de Leon. She is the
dean ofthe A. Alfred Taub-
man College ofArchitecture
and Urban Planning.
0 Please report any
error in the Daily to
corrections@michi-
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research assistants, research sci-
entists and professors from Pur-
due University and throughout
Malaysia have developed a pos-
sible end to a childhood infection
prominent in Southeast Asia, The
Exponent reported.
The virus, Enterovirus 71,
affects children in countries such
as China, Malaysia, Vietnam and
Taiwan. If left untreated, it causes
severe neurological disease.Ross-
mann, Hanley Distinguished
Professor of Biological Sciences at
Purdue, is the primary researcher
of the team. He has worked exten-
sively in X-ray crystallography
and mapping of protein folding,
but his main focus is on developing
a cure to this enterovirus.
-ALLANAAKHATAR
TH REE THINGaS YOU
SHOLL K(NOW TODAY
A 27-year-old man from
Rochester, New York
bit off his brother's ear
during a Super Bowl party
this Sunday, the Associated
Press reported. Police say
the injury resulted from a
drunken brawl between the
two after the game.
What is being Black
at the University? As
#BBUM continues to
push for increasing action
around campus diversity,
The Statement takes a look at
the racial climate in the 'U.'
D> FOR MORE, SEE THE STATEMENT
Tuesday, the Scottish
parliament passed the
Marriage and Civil
Partnership Bill to leagalize
same-sex marriage and
authorize gender-neutral
marriage ceremonies,
BuzzFeed reported.

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Afghan presidential election
process begins with debates

COuntry's next election would mark Afghani- gave a brief opening statement,
stan's first real democratic trans- the questions began.
eleCtiOn Colld mark fer of power. The U.S. security deal took
Hanging over the campaign is center stage right off the bat,
first democratic a question about a security deal with Qayyum Karzai, Ghani and
between the U.S. and Afghani- Rassoul all expressing their sup-
iranster of "power stan to allow a small number port for its signing. The remain-
of American troops to stay in ing two candidates were not
KABUL, Afgltais'tan (AP) the country and continue train- asked the question.
Tackling i at,,it rigiig from ing Afghan security forces after "The security forces and the
tle Taliat t: lhe fUtUre of NATO's combat mission ends in people of Afghanistan will not
foreigtt titi s it: Afghanistan, December 2014. have the ability to function on
candidates lbtdli::g to replace Karzai has been refusing to their own," QayyumKarzaisaid.
Presidento iltitid Karzai faced sign the deal despite pressure Abdullah echoed his senti-
ott Tu sl i_ t e irsi televised from Washington, placing the ments, addingthat "support from
debate i a rirl ratiti:: cim- issue front and center for the 11 the international community to
paig:. candidates vying to succeed him. our security forces will help our
Ilie pres.ialetitial race is play- On a snowy Tuesday night in security."
ing out it the trut-ip to the Kabul, five of those candidates On peace talks with the
planned ssithialt of NATO took their places behind podi- Taliban, the candidates mostly
combat trtij p, and the April umsinfrontofastudioaudience. shared the same views - all
5 vote will ie a crucial test of After each of the candidates five support a negotiated settle-
whether thie iountry ca:: ensure - Abdullah Abdullah, runner- ment with insurgents willing to
a stable tasitioi after years of up in the 2009 election; former lay down arms and cut ties with
war and saltile falig a Taliban foreign minister Zalmai Ras- terrorist groups like al Qaida.
insurgency that has ,,Ned it will soul, ex-finance minister Ashraf But they were more reticent
atteipt to disruptthse poll Ghani, ex-defense minister when asked by the moderator
With lsarzai ineligible to run Abdul Rahim Wardak and Kar- if the Taliban are the enemy of
for a third term, a successful zai's brother, Qayyum Karzai - Afghanistan - perhaps with an
eye to future negotiations.
While Ghani condemned the
killing of innocents and suicide
attacks, he said some Taliban are
"forced because of corruption
and injustice to take up arms."
Asked if the Taliban are the
5 7 2 3 9 enemy ,of Afghan people, Ras-
soul answered indirectly, say-
5 9 2 7 ing that "those who burn our
schools, who kill our children,
who kill innocent people and
2 8 5 kill our soldiers - they are the
enemies."
6 4 2 Abdullah, meanwhile, called
for a "clear peace process" with
2 1 4 the Taliban, but said "we should
make it clear that if there are
people who don't want peace,
7 3 8 there is no other way than to face
them."
4 5 Other topics on the agenda
included the economy and how
to eradicate corruption.
5 3 "There is no doubt that cor-
ruption is like a cancer in
2 4 8 Afghanistan," Ghani said, but
argued that "if you place some-
one who is clean at the head of
government, it's very hard for
others to be corrupt."

JACQUELYN MARTIN/AP
President Barack Obarna looks at a student's Pad project at Buck Lodge Middle School where he spoke about his Con-
netED goal of connecting 99% of students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years.
Obama seeks to make Internet
more accessible to young learners

Companies set aside
$750 million to
make classrooms
tech-friendly
ADELPHI, Md. (AP) - Claim-
ing progress in his goal to put
the world at the fingertips of
every American student, Presi-
dent Barack Obama on Tuesday
announced $750 million in com-
mitments from U.S. companies
to begin wiring more classrooms
with high-speed Internet.
Apple is pledging $100 mil-
lion in iPads, computers and
other tools. AT&T and Sprint
are contributing free Internet
service through their wireless
networks. Verizon is pitching
in up to $100 million in cash
and in-kind contributions. And
Microsoft is making its Win-
dows software available at dis-
counted prices and offering 12
million free copies of Microsoft
Office software.
"In a country where we expect
free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we
should definitely demand it in
our schools," Obama said at a
middle school in the Washington

suburb of Adelphi, Md. Students
there are assigned iPads that
they use in class and at home.
Beyond the promise of mil-
lions in donated hardware and
software, the Federal Communi-
cations Commission also is set-
ting aside $2 billion from service
fees to connect 15,000 schools
and 20 million students to high-
speed Internet over two years.
Obama last year announced
his goal of bringing high-speed
Internet to 99 percent of students
within five years. He used Tues-
day's announcement as another
example of how to act without
waiting on Congress.
"We picked up the phone and
we started asking some out-
standing business leaders to help
bring our schools and libraries
into the 21st century," the presi-
dent said.
The average school has the
same Internet speed as an aver-
age home, but serves 200 times
as many people, Obama said.
About 30 percent of students
have true high-speed Internet in
their classrooms, compared with
100 percent of South Korean stu-
dents, he said.
He said the pledges would
put the world and outer space at

every child's fingertips
Before the speech, Obama vis-
ited a seventh-grade classroom
and noted one benefit of their
Internet access: lighter knap-
sacks because they don't carry as
many books to and from school.
"Sasha's book bag gets too big
sometimes, hurts her back," he
said of his younger daughter.
Cecilia Munoz, director of
domestic policy for Obama,
spoke of the importance of pro-
viding high-quality education
for all students.
"Technology is clearly going
to be essential to making that
possible," she said.
The initiative builds on
Obama's focus for 2014 on help-
ing more people join and stay in
the middle class amid an eco-
nomic recovery in which the
benefits have come more quickly
for those at the top of the income
scale than for those toward the
bottom.
Gene Sperling, a top White
House economist, said every
student needs high-speed Inter-
net, but the problem is more
pronounced in disadvantaged
schools where students are less
likely to have Internet connec-
tions at home.

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