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									A4 Thursday, September 19, 2002                                                                                                                                                                      Old Gold and Black News


ThinkPad
theives
caught
            By Brain Carlo
          Contributing Reporter

  Two men attempting to steal a Think-
Pad computer from Winston Hall were
apprehended by University Police Sept.
17.
  Jeremiah J. Salter and Antoine X.
Walters, both 26, were caught shortly
after 3 p.m. after a witness called the
                                                                                                                                                               Jaclyn Heintz/
police, according to a University Press                                                                                                                        Old Gold and Black
release.
  Both men were charged with attempted
larceny and first-degree trespass, and
have both been issued trespass warnings
from University Police in the past.
  Walters was also charged with resisting
arrest.
  Regina Lawson, University Police
                                                                                                                                                               Poetry in motion
chief, could not be reached for com-
ment.                                                                                                                                                          Students (left) listen as Heather McHugh (top), a poet, essayist and
  There is currently no indication if this                                                                                                                     translator, speaks Sept. 17 in DeTamble Auditorium. Her lecture was
case is related to previous incidents of                                                                                                                       part of the Writers Reading Series.
ThinkPad theft.




P olice B eat                                                                                                          IS plans campus-wide
Students advised to                    between 10 p.m. Sept. 7 and 1 p.m.
                                       Sept. 8, following a public event
                                                                               stolen between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
                                                                               Sept. 7 at Groves Stadium.
                                                                                                                       wireless network upgrade
beware of fraud                        held there. Estimated damage to           Someone stole an ARAMARK
                                                                                                                       Information Systems is                                    It has a shorter range than the current one, but a
                                       the property was $80.                   employee’s cellular phone from                                                                    maximum speed of 54 megabits (more than five
  A female student in Kitchin            An unidentified driver hit and        her purse, which was left unat-
House reported that she received       damaged a Winston-Salem man’s           tended in the Reynolda Hall caf-        exploring the idea of upgrading                           times that of the current wired connections). It also
                                                                                                                                                                                 operates in a different Gigahertz range, removing
a phone call at around 6:20 p.m.
Sept. 9 from a man claiming to
                                       car, parked in Lot S at the intersec-
                                       tion of Wake Forest and Wingate
                                                                               eteria, between noon and 1 p.m.
                                                                               Sept. 9.                                the campus wireless system                                interference from many devices.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Dominick envisions a campus wireless network
work for a wireless phone com-         roads, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.          A student’s mountain bike,                           By Whitaker Grannis                        serving many different devices like laptops, hand-
pany.                                  Sept. 9.                                valued at $600, was stolen from                     Old Gold and Black Reporter                   held computers like the Compaq iPaq or devices
  The man was allegedly confirm-                                               outside Piccolo Residence Hall                                                                    for Parking Management.
ing personal information, includ-                                              between 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and 6 p.m.
ing credit card numbers, about the     Alcohol Violations                      Sept. 14.
                                                                                                                         The university’s network is about to get wings.
                                                                                                                       This spring Information Systems will begin a pilot
                                                                                                                                                                                   However, IS and Dominick still have some ques-
                                                                                                                                                                                 tions about the new technology they hope the
student in order to process an offer                                             The bike was locked on a bike         program to bring faster wireless networking to            pilot program will answer. “Are the networks stable
from the company. The student            University Police cited two           rack outside the building.              campus. The goal is to move from wired network            enough to match wired connections? Is the band-
told University Police that she was    underage students for drinking                                                  to a faster network that is completely wireless.          width sufficient?” Dominick asked.
not currently a customer with the      alcohol on the evening of Sept.
company.                               13 and early morning of Sept. 14.       Miscellaneous                             The university was an early adopter of wireless
                                                                                                                       networks, testing different wireless networks over
                                                                                                                                                                                   Maintenance is one reason to upgrade to a wire-
                                                                                                                                                                                 less network. Currently IS must keep up thousands
  University Police remind all stu-    The first student was cited outside                                             the past seven years. In 1999, IS offered students        of individual Ethernet jacks in each dorm room and
dents to be cautious about reveal-     Bostwick Residence Hall around            University Police cited a student     wireless cards in a campus-wide program that con-         classroom. A wireless network would have fewer
ing personal information over the      11 p.m. Sept. 13. The second stu-       for failing to stop at a stop sign at   tinues today. Currently, wireless cards are avail-        connections.
phone or otherwise.                    dent was cited on Wingate Road          the intersection of Wingate Road        able to students and faculty at two megabits per            But maintenance is not the only advantage. By
  Any student who has received a       around 4 a.m. Sept. 14. Informa-        and Jasper Memory Lane around           second. However, most wired network connec-               providing one network that can support anything
similar phone call is asked to con-    tion about both incidents was for-      3 a.m. Sept. 13.                        tions on campus reach speeds of 10 megabits per           anywhere, mobility is enhanced, which has been
tact University Police at Ext. 5591    warded to Harold Holmes, asso-            The student was also cited for        second.                                                   the hallmark of progress, according to Dominick.
or the anonymous Crime Stoppers        ciate vice president and dean of        failure to comply with a university       A major part of the pilot test will be to determine     He added that a wireless network should also save
line at Ext. 4477.                     student services.                       official, after a previous warning.     how easy the wireless network will be to use. “We         the university money in the long term.
                                                                               Information about the incident was      want the process to be as easy as plugging into             Senior Brooke Bodenhurst was an resident tech-
                                                                               forwarded to the dean’s office.
Property Damage                        Theft                                                                           the wall, except now you won’t even need to plug
                                                                                                                       into the wall,” Tommy Jackson, director of telecom-
                                                                                                                                                                                 nology adviser in Venice last spring where the entire
                                                                                                                                                                                 house relied on a wireless network connection. “It
                                                                                 University Police responded to        munications, said.                                        was really convenient to use through the house in
  A business sign was vandalized         A Winston-Salem woman                 61 calls from Sept. 9 to Sept. 15,        A major complaint with the current wireless             Venice. We could access it throughout the house
and portable restrooms were over-      reported to University Police that      including nine incidents and inves-     system is its dependence on an extra card plugged         and even outside on the porch.”
turned outside Reynolda House          her cellular phone was lost or          tigations and 52 service calls.         into the computer. These cards were very expen-             According to Bodenhurst, previously students
                                                                                                                       sive and easy to damage. IS hopes to solve this prob-     had been tied to one 10 port connection in a single
                                                                                                                       lem by utilizing internal wireless connections.           room.
                                                                                                                         The university currently uses a basic wireless con-       However, a complete switch across campus from
                                                                                                                       nection. This is the oldest standard, but was most        wired to wireless is still a long ways off. Many offices
                                                                                                                       readily available when the wireless program began.        use desktops and have no need for a wireless net-
                                                                                                                       It offers the slowest connection speed, two megabits      work. Also, in order for next year’s ThinkPads to
                                                                                                                       per second, but the greatest range. This allowed IS       have the integrated wireless access, the upgrade
                                                                                                                       to cover much of the campus with less equipment.          must be available by February 2003.
                                                                                                                       It also operates on the same Gigahertz range as             And of course, IS is keeping the user in mind
                                                                                                                       portable phones and microwaves, creating much             when planning the switch. “We know that people
                                                                                                                       of interference in the system.                            are very performance oriented,” said Dominick,
                                                                                                                         The university hopes to implement a slightly            “whether or not it is possible is what we’re trying
                                                                                                                       more advanced wireless system across all laptops.         to find out in the spring.”




                                                                                                                       Endowment: Fund drops, hopes high
                                                                                                                       Continued from A1                                                              ment that the successful Cam-
                                                                                                                                                              “While we’ve come along way,            paign for Wake Forest: Honor-
                                                                                                                       said. “If you can go down 5                                                    ing the Promise raised its fund-
                                                                                                                       percent when the S&P is down
                                                                                                                                                             compared to other private facili-        raising goal from $450 million to
                                                                                                                       18 percent, relatively speaking,      ties in the South, we’re behind.”        $600 million, the funds allocated
                                                                                                                       that’s as good as you can get.”                 James Bullock                  to the endowment are spread out
                                                                                                                         “We changed our asset mix and            Director of Capital Campaign        over a period of time and there-
                                                                                                                       rebuilt our portfolio,” Morrell                                                fore have little effect on its yearly
                                                                                                                       said. “The ‘13.5’ did not go unno-                                             ending market value.
                                                                                                                       ticed. We virtually rebuilt our         “Right now we’re in a secular            Morrell said capital campaign
                                                                                                                       portfolio to make it more defen-      bear market: a long-term down            donors are important because
                                                                                                                       sive.”                                trend. These things come along.          the university spends $45 mil-
                                                                                                                         Morrell said efforts to diversify   It’s very unusual to go three years      lion dollars out of the endow-
                                                                                                                       the university’s resources have       in a row down,” Morrell said. “I         ment each year to cover operat-
                                                                                                                       been in effect since 1995, when       think we’re well positioned.”            ing costs alone, and any help to
                                                                                                                       the university began to focus on a      According to the document for          alleviate such costs is positive.
                                                                                                                       long term asset mix, concentrat-      endowment donors, “it is reason-           James Bullock, assistant vice
                                                                                                                       ing on many other areas, such         able to assume that the market           president and director of the
                                                                                                                       as timberland, global stocks and      will move closer to the longer-term      capital campaign, said although
                                                                                                                       real estate.                          average annual return.                   the capital campaign has
                                                                                                                         “This is where all the big            Most experts anticipate mid- to        brought recent success, the
                                                                                                                       endowments in the country are         high-single digit returns in the         endowment is still relatively
                                                                                                                       right now,” Morrell said.             period ahead.”                           small compared to other institu-
                                                                                                                         According to Morrell, the cur-        Morrell said the university is con-    tions.
                                                                                Anne Kernodler/Old Gold and Black      rent kind of bad market condi-        fident in its established portfolio        “While we’ve come along way,
  Book buddies                                                                                                         tions have only been recorded
                                                                                                                       four times in U.S. history.
                                                                                                                                                             and does not plan on any whole-
                                                                                                                                                             sale changes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      compared to other private facili-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ties in the south, we’re behind,”
                                                                                                                         He said there is only a matter        The long-term goal for the             Bullock said. “Our endowment
  Freshman Katie Ball talks with one of the students involved in the Book Buddies program at Northwest                 of time before the figures start      endowment is an average market           on a per student basis is not what
  Elementary School in Winston-Salem.                                                                                  creeping back up into the             return of 11.2 percent per year.         other competitive private uni-
                                                                                                                       black.                                  Despite the recent announce-           versities in the South have.”

								
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