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News Argus, February 2005
Lawrence Lacy, a sophomore,
described the hohday as "a Hallmark
conspiracy," meaning that commercial
retailers such as Hallmark drive the hoh
day - not love. And, he is not far off the
mark: According to the Greeting Card
Association, 25 percent of all cards sent
each year are valentines.
However, you don't have to dig deep
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her. Here's a list of things you can do to
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that Summers, who has been described
as a bull in a China shop because of his
public blunders, has sparked contro
versy, In 2002, Cornel West, who taught
African-American studies at Harvard,
resigned and took a post at Princeton
because of comments made by Summers.
Tensions between West and Summers
boiled over when Summers reportedly
questioned West's academic contribu
tions to the university and criticized
West for focusing too much energy on
political campaigns and a rap recording
he was making.
Summers apologized for the statement
he made about women in science, and it
appears on the school's Web site.
Defending himself. Harvard's president
said he was asked to be provocative dur-
School basketball player.
Carter's speech was peppered with
words of advice, such as "Average is just
not good enough" and "If you get one
percent better a day, within 100 days
you'll be 100 percent better."
Self-described as "short in stature but
large at heart," he said he believes a goal
is a good idea with a deadline and an
entrepreneur is someone willing to work
16 hours a day to get (a) J. O. B., which
he translated to mean "Just Over Broke."
He admonished the college students to
drown out the negatives they hear and
remain positive, kind and courteous
because these are qualities that never go
out of style. He even had a word for the
nonstudents in the audience; "As admin
istrators, teachers and parents, all chil
dren need is for you to encourage them
and love them," Carter said.
During a question and answer session
following the lecturc. Carter, in response
SOCIAL SECURITY/Page 1
Social Security." Chalae
Mills, 19, exercise sci
'The plan Bush is
proposing sounds like
a good plan. If prof
itable it could double
the stock for young
workers. However the
decision should be by choice, not by
force." Tim Pulliam, 21, mass comunica-
"I do not feel the plan is a good one,
because minorities do not receive proper
10. Call home: Collect
8. Take a walk in the park together.
7. See a movie at the $2 theater on
Peters Creek Parkway.
6. Have a at home spa, and take turns
pampering each other with massages.
5. Plan a picnic, indoors or out.
4. Cozy up on a couch with popcorn
and watch a favorite movie.
3. Take turns feeding each other your
2. Write or recite a poem that truly
expresses how you feel.
1. Say "I love in you" in three ways: Je
t'aime (French), Te amo (Spanish),
ing his lunch talk, at which he also ques
tioned how great a role discrimination
plays in keeping female scientists from
advancing. In the apology letter.
Summers said Harvard has recently com
mitted up to $25 million in new funds for
appointing scholars from underrepre
sented groups. He also said efforts are
being made to find ways to support fac
ulty members balancing work and family.
Tecora J. Peterkin, a student in Rahhel'
s class, suggested that more men might
have careers in science and math simply
because of women's preferences.
According to her, and her classmates,
many women tend to be more family-
oriented than their male counterparts are
and seek careers that provide the flexibil
ity they need to raise families.
However, when asked who makes bet
ter scientists, it was unanimous: All in
the class agreed that it depends on the
individual — not gender.
to a question about his optimism, said:
"I'm enjoying this journey of coaching,
(whether) winning (or) losing."
Carter likened the experience of seeing
his life story portrayed on the big screen
to an out-of-body experience. "Mr.
Jackson is a great individual," he said.
"He's firm but fair."
His advice for young college students
is work hard, be accountable for your
actions and, most of all, be kind and
Darnell Gregory, a junior biology major
and basketball player for WSSU, said he
tries to adhere to the standards and
advice espoused by Carter.
" I agree with his philosophy 100 per
cent because not too many basketball
players make it to the NBA, so it's
always good to have something else
knowledgeable to fall back on," Gregory
Carter ended the lecture with a book
signing. And, by the way, the face on the
$50 bill is that of Ulysses S. Grant. Now
that you know the name, do you know
his claim to fame?
financial counseling if
any at all which is
why we should stay in
school in order to
leam and help others."
Lisa Rouse, 19, sopho
"This could be a
good idea when we
are older for some but
not all because every
one is not taught to
save money. This plan
is a good investment
in the long run." Joe
Johnson, 20, a junior
majoring in occupa
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Rice gets confirmation
amid vocal detractors
By Jim Puzzanghera
KNIGHT BIDDER NEWSPAPERS
The Senate voted overwhelmingly last
month to confirm Condoleezza Rice as
secretary of state, despite sharp criticism
by some Democrats over her role in plan
ning and selling the Iraq war. Rice is the
first African-American woman to serve as
the nation's top diplomat.
"Condi Rice is a fine, fine public ser
vant, greatly admired here in America
and greatly admired around the world,"
President Bush said during a news con
ference shortly before Rice's 85-13 confir
mation by the Senate. "And she will
make a great secretary of state."
Rice, 50, who'd served as national
security adviser since 2001 and is one of
Bush's most trusted aides, was to be
sworn in at a private ceremony at the
White House. She was scheduled to
report to the State Department on the
next morning to take over for Colin
Rice's confirmation is the culmination
of what one supporter. Sen. John McCain,
R-Ariz., called "a great American success
story." She's risen from the youthful
experience of racial discrimination in the
segregated South to one of the nation's
most storied jobs.
"Dr. Rice possesses this rare combina
tion of management and administrative
experience, of policy expertise, of acade
mic scholarship and, not least impor
tantly, personal integrity and character,"
said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-
Rice also made some unwanted history
when 12 Democrats and independent
Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont voted
against her nomination, an almost
unprecedented outburst that was fueled
by anger over the Iraq war. It was the
second-most "no" votes ever for a secre
tary of state, according to the Senate
Historical Office. In 1825, Henry Clay
was confirmed 27-14.
"It should send a message," said Sen.
Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who led the
opposition to Rice's nomination and cast
one of the votes against her. "Even if
there were only two or three votes, the
debate should send a very important
message about candor and the whole
truth and about being accountable and
responsible for the things you say."
During often-contentious debate on the
Senate floor Tuesday and Wednesday,
Boxer and others accused Rice of mis
leading the nation about the threat from
Iraq before the war and failing to admit
mistakes in trying to stabilize the country
The votes against Rice were an unusual
rebuke to a sitting president, who tradi
tionally is given wide leeway in choosing
his Cabinet members, particularly secre
tary of state. Most previous nominees,
including Powell, were confirmed by
voice vote, indicating near-unanimous
The Senate also confirmed Jim
Nicholson as Veterans Affairs secretary
and Michael Leavitt as Health and
Human Services secretary by voice
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