Page 2 Friday, December 5, 2003 Report sparks student crusade SECURITY BRIEFS By Tim Green Enterprise Reporter The Internet Isn’t Free With leaflets and a stapler A male faculty mem- in hand, one student pounded ber complained that an the pavements on Wednesday, unknown person or persons Dec. 3, covering the campus attempted to steal seven with 600 fliers determined to monitors from the Science get her anti-intolerance mes- and Tech Center located sage out there for all to see. in the Science Building, on Senior Katie Heimsch said Friday, November 21, at 11: she developed this campaign 30 a.m. The staff member as a reaction to a report that tried to enter his office and appeared in the Oct. 31 issue noticed it was locked. Upon of The Rider News, which entry, he noticed that seven described multiple acts of monitors were moved and intolerance toward Rider’s gay placed in box in another community. One such inci- area of the room. If anyone dent involved the statement has information or is aware “Kill the gays” scratched into a of some unusual activity, bathroom stall in the Fine Arts contact Security at x.5029 building. “Kill the gays” was erased hours after the initial Photo by Allen Huang news story revealed that this A Little Early for Winter hate incident was reported to A bulletin board on the second floor of the Fine Arts building is adorned with the fliers. Olympics a university-based intolerance ing hall, the academic annex Collegiate Press. direction with the project. During a patrol, Security website six months earlier but and the Bart Luedeke Center Heimsch said that it was “I think Katie works espe- observed a male resident never removed. (BLC). Heimsch also plans to because of encouragement cially hard at it because she student exiting the lake in The message on the flier hang 400 more fliers next week from Deborah Cordonnier, her wants to make a change, and his underwear on Saturday, takes its cue from that deroga- throughout the residence halls. instructor in a Race, Class and that is what the action project Nov. 22, at 12:58 a.m. He tory statement and turns it But her campaign doesn’t stop Gender course, that she became about,” Cordonnier said. “It’s proceeded to flee the area into a message of anti-intoler- with fliers. so motivated to hang the fliers. used to teach students that on but was apprehended. Upon ance. It reads: “KILL THE “I will also be covering the Heimsch’s crusade to wipe out some level they can make a questioning, it was clear that IGNORANCE, In response to location of where the kill the intolerance has an academic difference.” the student was under the a recent demonstration of hate, gays incident took place with a purpose also, serving as the Heimsch said that she just influence of alcohol. On the your community respectfully bumper sticker that will not be mandatory “action project” for had to do this. matter of swimming, he said requests that you please not removed,” said Heimsch. “I am the course. “I was really struck by the he jumped in the lake on a deface walls of any property on authorized to put the bumper “The action project article about the kill the gays dare and his friends stole his this or any campus, as it is both sticker in that area. There will requires us to take some kind of incident,” she said. “I really clothing while he was in the illegal and offensive.” also be banners hung in Daly’s “ism” such as racism or sexism, don’t get angry very quickly water. “Instead of writing an and the BLC on Wednesday, analyze it, and do something except for when people are 2 article in response to The Rider Dec. 10, that bear the same about it,” said Heimsch. “It so publicly ignorant as to Run-by in Gee News, which these ignorant message as my fliers.” was interesting that the kill the do something this offensive. A female resident students may or may not read, The University fully sup- gays incident happened while I Although I was not personally filed a complaint that three I decided to hang up fliers that ports the project and approved was in the class, because I took targeted by this incident, I was or four male suspects ran I knew everyone couldn’t miss,” the distribution of the fliers. It the event very seriously and still very hurt that there are past her as she came up the said Heimsch. even printed up the banners decided to speak out against students on this campus—my stairs to her room in Gee These fliers are visible in for free, according to Heimsch. vandalism and hate crimes.” peers—that are so hateful.” on Saturday Nov. 22. The all of the academic buildings, The 1,000 leaflets only Cordonnier said her stu- complainant noted that Moore Library, Daly’s din- cost Heimsch $20 through dent was headed in the right the one of the four was ‘PENN’ students already do anyway would not be beneficial, such carrying a handgun along with CD’s and DVD’s. FROM PAGE 1 as junior Kate Devlin. “I always thought Napster The suspects wore all black jeans and sweatshirts along was cool, but I’m paying with bandanas. Security enough for the technology fee and LPD responded the subscription has ended, so as it is; I don’t want to pay immediately and could find does the rental period for any more,” she said. no trace of the suspects. and all songs downloaded. According to Friedman- They are actively pursuing Songs may also be permanently Krupnick, if students really leads and anyone that has downloaded with the ability to would like to see a legal music information should contact burn to CDs for 99 cents per Photo courtesy of limewire.com and kazaa.com downloading program put in Security at x. 5029 or LPD track, paid for by the individual place at Rider University, or at 896-1111. Lime Wire and Kazaa are two extremely popular peer to peer student. anything else for that mat- music trading sites. According to Spanier, it is ter, they should seek out Lighting up in Conover ly been presented to us so there “Everyone here downloads his hope that other educational the Student Government When a female are no plans right now to make music all the time,” he said. institutions will follow in Penn Association (SGA) to make a student returned to her any kind of deals of our own,” “Even if it made our technol- State’s footsteps in ensuring proposal. room after Thanksgiving she said. “I think it has to do ogy fee a little more expensive, “honesty, integrity and respect “Students should realize the Break on Sunday, Nov. 30, also with how much money it room and board is already high for individual achievement” in kind of resource they have in at 7:50 p.m., she noticed would cost and institutional enough that another hundred terms of people’s intellectual student government,” she said. that the poster on her door priorities. I can’t see students dollars or so a year wouldn’t properties. “Right now the University’s had been set on fire. The wanting a higher technology make much of a difference However, at this time, financial priorities are else- glaze on the door melted fee just to download music, but and it would let us continue Rider University’s administra- where so if students would like and a bit of the wood was if it’s something the student doing what we’re doing with- tion has not addressed the to see something like this in burning, causing $100 body really makes clear that out breaking the law in the issue and has no plans to sign place, they should make it clear worth of damage. If anyone they want it can be addressed.” process.” a music sharing deal of its own, to SGA that this is the kind of has any information please Many students would However, others feel that said Jan Friedman-Krupnick, proposal they need to be draft- contact Security at x.5029. jump at the chance to be able the $130 technology fee is assistant vice president of ing. It will then be addressed on to download music legally already high enough and that Student Affairs. the administrative level.” Information provided by Captain John on campus, said junior Chris additional costs for something “The issue hasn’t even real- Hanusi of Rider Security Hemphill.
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