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The College Times MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007 UVCOLLEGETIMES.COM VOLUME XXXVII NO. 12 The Independent Student Voice of Utah Valley State National To tase or not to tase Recent events call use of tasers by police officers into question Joseph Laney News writer Recent events have brought up questions as to whether the use of tasers by law enforcement officials are always appropriate.Amnesty international claims to have documented over 270 deaths in Canada and the U.S. involving the use of tasers. This human rights organization lists related deaths on their website along with information about the individual cases. They have been tracking taser related deaths since 2001. The makers of the taser claim that these deaths are unrelated to their product The taser is manufactured by Taser International. It works by delivering a 50,000 volt electric shock to the human body. This is delivered through two barbed darts connected by wire tethers and propelled from the taser by nitrogen gas. The effect created, according to Taser International, is called neuromuscular incapacitation or NMI. The basic effect is massive spasms on the muscle between the darts. Taser International claims that their product leaves no lasting effects. Amnesty International disagrees and says that the potential for abuse is too great. They have publicly spoken out against the ta-sing of Andrew Meyer, the University of Florida student forcibly escorted out of an event which centered around a speech by Senator John Kerry last September. The video footage captured Meyers' immortal words "Don't Tase me bro!" Most law enforcement agencies, when dealing See TASERS B2 On campus tl up : ... ( AH 001 IK ... . . t Tuesday, November 1 3th, 7:00 P M - 9 00 P M in the Student Center: SC 20GA Humar.is'.rt Mark Johnston The College Times Alex Caldiero's controversial poster advertising for his Humanities 2020 course has been hung on bulletin boards across campus. Cupid causes controversy Professor s poster sparks debate over what UVSC students are mature enough to view Jennie Nicholls Assistant News editor UVSC's campus is cluttered with posters advertising events, classes and speakers. The posters hang, dismissed by most passer-bys in most situations. But that may be about to change. During the past few weeks, resident artist and professor Alex Caldiero has wanted to advertise for his spring semester class Humanities 2020. The class is described in the UVSC course catalog: "Explore formative creative events in history and their relationships to modern issues. Presents perspectives of traditional humanistic values of arts and ideas. Investigates how others have dealt with problems that humans faced in the past, and possible strategies for problem solving that might aid students today." Caldiero designed a poster to be hung in the halls of US VC to advertise for the class. The posters were simple in design, featuring Caravaggio's painting "Amor Vincit Omnia" ("Love Conquers All") circa 1602 as one of the poster's graphics. The Car-ravaggio painting is of a naked cupid standing over a violin, sheet music and scrolls. Cupid is seemed to be "prevailing over all human endeavors: war, music, science, government," described Wikipedia of the painting. Considering the class content that Caldiero will be covering, this painting seems to exemplify that which will be covered during the course. However, when Caldiero submitted the poster for stamping to Campus Connection, he was denied the stamp of approval because of the nude cupid. The actual size of the Carravaggio graphic in regards to the poster is quite small. The poster itself is smaller than average and the image of Caravaggio's cupid is only a couple inches in perimeter. Campus Connection is not the deciding entity on matters of unacceptable content. When Campus Connection employees review items for approval and find something SeeCUPIO.65 1 r - fr Created during the Baroque period Caravaggio's "Amor Vincit Omnia" (Love Conquers All) features a nude Cupid conquering over "all human endeavors." On campus UVSC's Central Asian connection Exchange is unique to America, professor says Justin Ritter News writer Utah Valley State College is home to a groundbreaking exchange of delegates, information and ideas between Utah and the Central Asian republics. Over the past eight years, the college has been the heart of what Dr. Alex Stecker said is an "unbelievable exchange" between Utah and countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkistan. "These countries need to grow, and we're a part of it," said Stecker, a senior lecturer in the political science and history departments. He said the program is, "Unique to Utah; it's also unique to America." As part of the exchange, delegates from the Central Asia republics visit to learn the basics of democracy and build ties with, the Utah state legislature: Central Asian students have also attended UVSC, and several UVSC students have interned in Central Asian embassies in Washington, D.C. The exchange was begun in 1999 by Rusty Butler, UVSC's vice president of international affairs. "Rusty had the vision that we could become much more in volved with Central Asia," Stecker said. Part of that involvement is an international conference established by UVSC and the Kyrgyz National Centre for Development of Mountain Regions. Known as "Women of the Mountains," the conference address issues ofmountain-dwelling women and See CONNECTION B2 Cn campus UV Link and banner changes still in the works Loran Cook Guest writer. During UVSC's fall break, which took place Oct. 11 and 12, important technological steps were made towards UVSC's change to UVU, including updates to the UV Link Web site and the UVSC Banner system. During the past semester's registration periods, both in August and January 2007, the hardware for the UV Link and Banner systems were showing their age. The systems last major upgrades had been in 2002 and were proving inadequate to meet the needs of the growing student population. "Replacing the old hardware was not a simple matter," Director of I.T Services, Ray Walker said. "The new version of the software required not See UVLINK B2 "YTYW(w!'.w.,w--v(n'fl1ffA-.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2007-11-12|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The College Times, 2007-11-12|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|