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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARC 4 SE VENDE VOLUME 29 ISSUE 34 WHATS INSIDE World Nation: Scientists find a new way to fight against Malaria ' Opinion: Independent newspaper on campus, a new voice ' Life lines: A look back at year 2000 ' Sports: Former Wolverine Nate Knight has found a home with Cougars 'Marketplace: Classifieds with class. '&A J V . A Jc'LJ I iJ J J J -Utu Vv I BY AND 10R THE SHrijiNTS OF UTAH AII1 V STATE COLLEGE FINALLY... A HOME GAME After two and a half months of road games, Wolverine basketball returns to the Events Center pg. 9 TOM HANKS SHINES U CASTAWAY crashes the box office during the hum 1, 2001 holiday season-pg. 7 t--'.. ..rf 4 NETXNEWS Did you miss voicing your opinion about booting and towing in Provo and Orem? It's not too late! Come to SC 214 and tell us if you have been unfairly treated. VALLEY WEATHER Todaj: hazy High 42 Low 22 FrMar partly cloudy High 48 low 23 Weekend: partly dowdy High 42 Low 19 (lii'ls dominate college graduation College campuses face growing gender gap Promises of "more money now" luring men to technical schools By Danielle White OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF NATIONAL Call it the case of the disappearing male. Amid challenges of meeting racial and international quotas, colleges around the U.S. are reformulating recruiting techniques that will attract more male students. Reports issued by the U.S. Department of Education and National Center for Education Statistics indicate that men make up less than half of the national collegeuniversity population 44 percent to be exact. They expect the numbers to continue to decline throughout the decade. Why the shortage? It appears that few solid facts provide tangible evidence, but various theories are being entertained. Clifford Thornton of Wesleyan University calls the case a matter of basic sociology. He believes that in an increasing majority of men find it more profitable and conducive to their lifestyleneeds to punch the time clock rather hit the books. "For males, there's no social currency," Thornton said. "Starting early, teachers set a higher standard for girls so to them, college means more," he said. Anecdotal evidence given by "TIME" magazine dubs it the "Bill Gates syndrome." They hypothesize that the lure of high-tech jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree appeal more thecollege-age male. Instead of spending four-years in class accruing a potentially large debt in student loans, they add, is the reason Microsoft chairman Gates dropped out of college and heed to the technological call of the age. Whether such suggestive claims prove the culprit behind the depleting male, educational analyst Thomas Mortenson feels they do pose a wake-up call. "Boys are in trouble," Mortenson said. Government figures show that in the last 20-years, the number of bachelor's degrees earned by women increased 77-percent as compared to 19-percent with men. "Boys as a group trail behind girls at many stages of development," he said. "Boys tend to earn lower grades and are less likely to earn a degree, even a high school diploma." Mortenson added that 65-percent of men versus 69-percent of women further studies beyond a post-secondary institution. The Utah higher education system is also seeing the effects of the gender gap. The Utah Valley State College Office of Institutional Research and Continued pg. 3 See "gender gap" CHAD WINKS THE COLLEGE TIMES Technical degrees drawing men from colleges where percentage of women earning degrees is growing. Schools are now looking at plans to recruit men. Ten study tips for starting the semester on right Look Inside (page 3) for 10 sure tips to success this semester. The advice was arranged by Eldon Mcmurray, the LEG assistant professor. Mcmurray says that one Important Up Is to develop a self motivating, self teaching system that works for you. CHAD WINKSTHE COLLEGE TIMES ' Bush completes cabinet By SCOTT UNDLAW ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) President-elect George W. Bush named a Democrat to his Cabinet on Tuesday, choosing Norman Y. Mineta to become his secretary of transportation after serving as President Clinton's secretary of commerce.Completing his 14-member Cabinet, Bush also announced his choices of Spencer Abraham, defeated forre-election to the Senate, to be secretary of energy; and Linda Chavez, who served as director of the civil rights commission under President Ronald Reagan, to be secretary of labor. "I can't think of a better way to start the new year than to round out a Cabinet, one of the strongest that I think any president has ever been able to assemble," Bush said. Mineta said "I am a Democrat with both a small d and a large one," and that in the hard-fought contest between Bush and Vice President Al Gore, "I was proud to stand with my party." Now that the election is over, Mineta said, it is time to move from campaigning to governance. "The challenge before all of us as Americans regardless of party affiliation is to find those areas where we can build bipartisan consensus," he said. Mineta said those are sentiments he shared with Bush and with President Bill Clinton and Gore. Abraham said the new administration has people with "incredible expertise"in energy, Bush and Vice President-elect Dick Cheney both worked in the oil ; I COUHTEST PHOTO, WASHINGTON POST industry Chavez said that as secretary she will "keep faith with the men and the women who still work" in jobs like those her working class parents held. She said she will vigorously enforce department regulations against discrimination. On his diverse cabinet, Bush said "I am not afraid to surround myself with strong and competent people," and that Americans will appreciate his effort to find the best people for the jobs. "I fully expect to get straightforward talk, honest opinion, and dedication to what is best for America," Bush said. He said he hopes the nation understands that the mark of a good executive is to recruit good people and listen to them. On confirmation of his Cabinet by the continued pg. 3 see "Bush" Net Spot 'THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN: NewxPolitks youtfryote200C.orgnewv' www.lapdonline.coni cniuorTiAliPOLiTlCSrrisn.corn netxnews.netnews msnbc.comnewsdefault.asp 'Entertainment: uiahvalleymall.com music.utah.edupagesscht dules utahvalleymusic.com moviefone.com Olympics Online: www.saltlake2002.com www.olympic-usa.org www.olympic.org 'Student helps: makingcollegecount.com edu.com fastweb.com firetalk.com lycos.com Sports: uvsc.eduathletics nflfans.com nhl.com nfltalk.com espn.go.com nba.com I320kfan.com 'Service: unitedwayuc.org volunteer.unitedwayuc.org uvsc.eduldssa Leavitt approves $2 1 2.2 million budget for higher education By AMBER V00RHEES . ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER Governor Micheal O. Leavitt released a $212.2 million budget for higher education edification in the engineering and computer science programs.Depending on this legislative session, Governor Leavitt plans to pay for the new funding through surpluses from the budget. Val Peterson, Vice President of College Relations, said, "The Governor's plan . . . proposes to build our new classroom building, so it will have a direct impact on UVSC." The funding will pay for five new higher education buildings throughout the state. Utah Valley State College will be one of the institutions who will gain an addition. The governor plans to increase the higher education plans so that more innovative, better-paying companies will come to Utah for business. In order to attract better businesses, however, the state must have qualified personnel who can competently complete the tasks required. The current legislative session will determine how UVSC will be effected. If the legislature decides to pass the bill, UVSC will be granted with one of five new engineering science buildings in the state. The new addition will grace UVSC in about three years if all goes well in during legislative reasoning. If the bill will be passed during the current session, the new building at UVSC should be in use within the next three years. 'Binary Baby' is Utah's first birth of year, millennium SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Slater Bix Emery just got here, and already his father has given him a nickname. Apparently Utah's first baby of the year and the millennium, he has been dubbed the "Binary Baby, " by father Dale Emery of Holladay, a reference to his birthdate, 010101. "We'll remember his birthday, " said mother Lisa Emery, who, despite enduring six hours of labor and delivery without anesthesia, beamed as she cuddled her new bundle.Slater was born at 12:06 a.m. Monday, about 1 0 days before his due date. He measured nearly 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds S ounces. Green's trial is moved to Utah County and delayed The trial against confessed bigamist Tom Green has been moved to UtaJ? County, a decision, be fears, mill provoke religious bias against him By ASSOCIATED PRESS THE AP WIRE NEPHI, Utah (AP) The trial forself-proclaimed polygamist Tom Green has been postponed until May 14 and will be moved to Provo for space reasons, a judge decided Tuesday. Green, 52, is to stand trial on four counts of bigamy and one count of criminal nonsupport, both third-degree felonies. The trial delay was ordered because the law allows prosecutors a certain amount of time to respond to the defense attorney's contention that Green does not have money to support his 28 children, said Jan Thompson, a spokeswoman for the state courts. The Provo courthouse is larger than the Nephi courthouse and has more room for jurors. Thompson also said the attorneys have agreed to an informal gag order in the case. Judge Guy R. Burningham also admonished Green, who has repeatedly appeared on television with his five wives and 28 children, not to talk to the media about the case. Green also faces a charge of rape of a child, a first-degree felony. He is accused of having sex with wife Linda Kunz in 1986, when she was 13. No trial date has been scheduled in that case because of continuing hearings on Green's claim that the statute of limitations has run out on the rape charge. Green, his wives and 28 children live in a trailer community about 100 miles west of Delta, near the Nevada state line. The next hearing in the case is set for March 8 to discuss motions.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-01-04|
|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||UVSC: College Times, 2001-01-04|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|