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Healing the Wounds

Human rights activist Naomi Tutu spoke to Ferris about injustice

by Published: Mar 8, 2010

Nontombi Naomi Tutu has been speaking out on matters of injustice for more than thirty years.

The Globalization Initiative and Office of Diversity Inclusion brought Tutu to speak at Ferris’ Williams Auditorium on Tuesday, March 2.

Tutu, an activist for human rights, grew up during apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid was a system of legal segregation enforced by the National Party government in South Africa between 1948 and 1994. White residents determined the rights of black residents during this period.

Being the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu, Tutu said her parents were fortunate enough to send her to another country. She has lived in Lesotho, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Tutu has been speaking at college campuses about apartheid South Africa since the 1970s.

“I was raised in the system and people needed to know what was going on,” said Tutu.

The opportunity to travel was what pushed Tutu to speak out on the effects of racism and segregation, during apartheid and throughout the rest of the world.

Tutu said many “daily kinds of indignities” took place in the system. She said she was not allowed to be free in her own country.

“We didn’t have freedom of movement,” said Tutu. She said blacks had no access to beaches, as they were reserved for whites. Education systems were segregated as well.

She said that she would register at the police station in order to see her grandparents.

“You had a passport telling you where could go and where you could be,” she said.

Tutu uses the South African model of “Truth and Reconciliation” to speak of South Africa trying to heal after the apartheid. Truth and Reconciliation is the model of sitting down and hearing one another, said Tutu. She said it was specifically a South African model, but it’s an idea to be used in other countries.

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Oilers Drop Bulldogs in Semifinal

Ferris ends season with loss to defending national champions, Keenan named GLIAC player of the year

by Published: Mar 6, 2010

The Bulldogs’ Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament run ended on March 5 with an 82–69 defeat at the hands of the Findlay Oilers.

Ferris trailed Findlay by nine points at the half, despite shooting 60 percent from three-point range. The Bulldogs were down 53–41 with 13:21 left in the game, but trimmed the deficit to four points with less than seven minutes to play. (more…)

 
 

BREAKING NEWS: Ferris Students Charged in Burglary

by Published: Mar 3, 2010

Two Ferris students have been charged with burglary for an incident that occurred on Feb. 14 at a house in Mecosta Township.

Tyler Eggleston, 19, of Howard City, and Justin Chabeneau, 20, of Saint Clair Shores, were arraigned in the 77th District Court. They are currently being held in the Mecosta County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

A flat-panel T.V. is among the items that were taken from the home.

The Mecosta County Sherriff’s Office and FSU Department of Public Safety worked together in response to this incident.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

 
 
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Featured Photos for 03/03/2010

Published: Mar 3, 2010
 
 

Torch Photos 03/03/2010

Published: Mar 3, 2010
 
 
Getting the Boot: A vehicle sits trapped in the parking lot near the Music Building after recieving a number of tickets, a boot, and a notice reading: “WARNING: DO NOT MOVE THIS VEHICLE.” Students’ concerns about the parking situation on campus are heightened during these winter months when the lines defining parking spots are covered in snow. Photo By: Kristyn Sonnenberg | Photo Editor

Parking Problems

Ferris students search for answers to recurring issues as parking policy changes

by Published: Mar 3, 2010

Getting the Boot: A vehicle sits trapped in the parking lot near the Music Building after recieving a number of tickets, a boot, and a notice reading: “WARNING: DO NOT MOVE THIS VEHICLE.” Students’ concerns about the parking situation on campus are heightened during these winter months when the lines defining parking spots are covered in snow. Photo By: Kristyn Sonnenberg | Photo Editor

As the university continues to make changes to its lot procedures, many students are still finding it difficult to avoid parking violations.
Throughout campus, students leaving classes are returning to find a bright yellow envelope with a ticket tucked beneath the wiper blade on their car and secured in a wheel boot.

With ticket totals this semester at approximately $58,775, students like sophomore in public relations Rebecca Berlin see further need in improving the university’s parking procedures. Berlin is one of many students on campus who has felt discontent toward university parking. (more…)

 
 
Topping It Off: Senior Blair Riley prepares for a shot against Western Michigan during Friday’s home game. This Saturday marked the end of the team’s regular season as they head into the first-round Central Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photographer

There’s No Place Like Home

Bulldogs clinch first-round bye, home ice for second-round series in CCHA playoffs

by Published: Mar 3, 2010

Topping It Off: Senior Blair Riley prepares for a shot against Western Michigan during Friday’s home game. This Saturday marked the end of the team’s regular season as they head into the first-round Central Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photographer

The Bulldogs clinched a first-round bye in the CCHA playoffs, capping off the best regular season in seven years.

After a weekend series against Western Michigan that saw the teams face-off in two straight shootouts after regulation, the Bulldogs have secured a third-place finish in the CCHA while also locking down home ice for the quarterfinal round of the CCHA playoffs. (more…)

 
 
In the Field: Music industry management students Renee Urbanc and Jaimee Mackey are spending spring semester in Nashville interning for CMT. While the experience is challenging, they’re finding it to be a lot of fun. Photo Courtesy of Renee Urbanc

Nashville Came Knocking

Two Ferris music industry management students get a little bit country, experience on internship

by Published: Mar 3, 2010

In the Field: Music industry management students Renee Urbanc and Jaimee Mackey are spending spring semester in Nashville interning for CMT. While the experience is challenging, they’re finding it to be a lot of fun. Photo Courtesy of Renee Urbanc

Renee Urbanc and Jaimee Mackey are interning at a place where they don’t do any work.

Both Urbanc and Mackey applied for internships at CMT in Nashville, for the spring 2010 semester, and both received positions. Urbanc works in the Music Strategy Department and Mackey works in the Production Management Department.

The reason neither of these two does any work is because they don’t look at this internship as work, they look at it as something they love. It’s an unpaid internship, but they don’t mind. (more…)

 
 

Griffin vs. Palin

Sarah Palin’s lashing out on Family Guy proves she needs to pony up and quit pouting when portrayed negatively in the public eye

by Published: Mar 3, 2010

The FOX animated sitcom “Family Guy” knows how to push the buttons of public figures.

During the Feb. 14 episode, the character Chris had a crush on a girl named Ellen with Down syndrome and went out on a date with her. When he asked her about her parents’ jobs, she said, “My dad’s an accountant and my mom’s the former governor of Alaska.”

That statement was meant to be a jab at 2008 vice presidential candidate and, yes, former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. Palin did not take the “joke” very well. Palin’s one-year-old son Trig has Down syndrome. (more…)

 
 
Grand Slam: Senior Rhea Flores, pitcher for the softball team, keeps her eyes on the ball at a recent game. Flores pitched a four hitter against West Georgia leading to a 4-3 victory. Photo courtesy of Ferris State Athletics

On the Road Again

Bulldogs to play seven double-headers in eight days

by Published: Mar 3, 2010

Grand Slam: Senior Rhea Flores, pitcher for the softball team, keeps her eyes on the ball at a recent game. Flores pitched a four hitter against West Georgia leading to a 4–3 victory. Photo courtesy of Ferris State Athletics

The Bulldogs will travel to Kissimmee, Fla. to compete in the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament over spring break.

Ferris has their work cut out for them as the team will play 14 games in eight days against some stiff competition, including California University (Pa.), which is ranked ninth in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Top 25 poll. (more…)