THE BROWN DAILY HERALD
BY ROBBIE COREY-BOULETMETRO EDITOR
As Rhode Island Education CommissionerPeter McWalters prepares to rule Friday onwhether to approve state intervention atProvidences troubled Hope High School,
one local politician says hewants city leaders to thinklike visionaries as they tryto turn conditions at the
school around.Ward 7 City Councilman John Igliozzi
forwarded a proposal to local communityand educational leaders in December,calling for the city to demolish Hopes cur-rent building and sell its 18 acres of sur-rounding property. The state could thenuse the profits to construct three small,independent charter schools, he said.
This plan entails the formation of pub-lic-private partnerships with Brown,Johnson and Wales University and theRhode Island School of Design. These pri-vate institutions which Igliozzi calledthe cream of the crop in their respectivedisciplines would each design a cur-riculum and operate one of the charterschools, overseeing approximately 400 to500 students, Igliozzi said.
Brown would manage a general educa-tion high school, RISD would develop an
arts program and Johnson and Waleswould control a school to specialize invocational training.
Both RISD and Johnson and Wales con-tacted Igliozzi after receiving his proposal,and he said he hopes to meet with theseschools in the coming weeks.Administrators at Johnson and Wales havebeen very receptive, he said, while RISDPresident Roger Mandle has been willingto listen. Igliozzi said he is hoping Brownwill contact him to schedule a meeting,though the University has yet to do so.
So far, Brown has been a little reluctantto engage, Igliozzi said.
Mark Nickel, director of the BrownNews Service, said the University has nottaken a position on Igliozzis proposal.
Brown should be more than happy toparticipate, Igliozzi said. Such an effortwould underscore a larger commitment toimproving educational conditions inProvidence as well as bolstering the cityseconomic growth, he said.
Mandle told The Herald that RISD hasbeen actively involved in education effortsat Hope for a number of years and hasmet with McWalters to discuss ways toramp up our investment of people to helpsolve the Hope situation.
But, he said, RISD will probably not
choose to oversee a charter school.We just are not in a position to take
over the management of Hope HighSchool in any respect, Mandle said. Wecan be allies, we can be supporters, but wecannot manage any or all of Hope HighSchool.
Mandle added that he has been intouch with administrators at Brown and atJohnson and Wales concerning Igliozzisplan. He said he believes they share RISDsposition regarding the proposal.
I know that Brown is already activelyinvolved with Hope in a number of ways,he said. Were all trying to do what wecan.
Public-private partnerships wouldgreatly benefit the Providence school dis-trict, which currently serves approximate-ly 28,000 students, Igliozzi said.
It is imperative that these childrensee proper education in order to continuethe financial and economic health of thewhole state of Rhode Island, he said.
Igliozzi said he agrees with many com-munity leaders who contend that theProvidence School Departments attemptsto address Hopes problems internallyhave not produced satisfactory results.
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Ivy Roomclosed untilWednesdayThe Ivy Room, Browns popular vegetar-ian dining option, will be closed untilWednesday.
A maintenance problem thatrequires workers to drill into the estab-lishments walls is the cause of the tem-porary closure, according to an e-mailforwarded to The Herald by AnnieHatch 06, a supervisor at the Ivy Room.
Until Wednesday, many students vegetarians included are willing tohold their breaths and perhaps evenventure to the Gate or Josiahs.
The Ivy Room is a critical part of mylife, said Whitney Snyder 08, a vegetar-ian. But I guess Ill have to find differ-ent options for now.
Representatives of Brown DiningServices were unwilling to comment onspecific reasons for the closure.
Rush extendedto six weeksHouses want more time tomeet prospective membersBY ALEX BARSKSENIOR STAFF WRITER
Rush period for fraternities and co-edhouses has been extended from five to sixweeks this year to allow prospectivemembers greater flexibility in choosinghousing. Rush began Friday with the firstfraternity party of the semester, at PhiKappa Psi, and will last until March 8,when bids and signed room contracts forfraternity, sorority and program housesare due to the Office of Residential Life.
We wanted to give people more timeso that they dont feel pressured abouthaving to decide so quickly, said DanielaAmores 05, Greek Council vice chair andmember of Kappa Alpha Theta. Nowthey have more flexibility in choosingwhether to join a house or to enter thehousing lottery with their friends.
During the rush period each house isallowed to hold five formal events, whichare registered with Greek Council threeon weekdays, which are mandatory non-alcoholic, and two on weekends.
Greek Council regulates the dates andtimes of these events so they dont overlapand so rushes have the opportunity toattend open houses and parties held byseveral different houses, Amores said.
I think the extra weeks going to have abeneficial effect because it allows us tospread out rush a bit more. Its usually ahectic month. This takes a lot of pressureoff of everybody, said Maxine Jackson05, president of Zeta Delta Xi, a co-ed fra-ternity.
It gives us another week to have moreunofficial events at the house, to get toknow the people whove been by quite abit. Itll become more about getting toknow them better, rather than gettingpeople in the door, so that we can make agood decision, she said.
Jamie Sholem 06, president of Sigma
see RUSH, page 5
City councilman wants Hope High split into charter schools
see HOPE, page 4
DONT MONKEY AROUNDMichal Zapendowski 07: Whosdumber? Bush or the Radical-LeftBush-bashers?
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Some Class F parties move back to loungesBY STEPHANIE CLARKFEATURES EDITOR
After the nearly complete removal of ClassF parties from fraternity houses at thebeginning of last semester, more fraterni-ties are taking steps to enforce Universitypolicy and state law more diligently in orderto bring their parties back to WristonQuadrangle.
The stricter enforcement of fire codes,which began last semester, caused manyClass F parties that were formerly held infraternity house lounges to be moved tocampus spaces such as Sayles Hall or LeungGallery. Better preparation and more dili-gent party management have enabledsome Class F parties to move back intolounge spaces.
A Class F party is one that serves alcoholand charges admission. These events gen-erally attract more attendees than othertypes of parties.
While the Universitys policy has notchanged significantly since the beginningof the fall semester, fraternities are findingways to follow the strict occupancy rules intheir smaller lounge spaces. Phi Kappa Psithrew a successful Class F party in SearsHouse Friday night, according to formerpresident and current social chair XanderBoutelle 05.
By preparing thoroughly, increasingsecurity and keeping a strict head countduring the party, the fraternity was able tothrow an in-house Class F party in accor-dance with all Rhode Island law as well asUniversity policy, Boutelle said. TheDepartment of Public Safety was a big helpin managing the crowd and keeping thingsunder control, he said. In the past, DPS onlycame to fraternity parties in problem situa-tions, whereas officers are now available asa source of support to the fraternity if need-ed, according to Boutelle.
The primary reason Class F parties weremoved to other campus buildings was a lax-ity in enforcing occupancy limits. Partyattendance cannot legally exceed the post-
ed occupancy limit at any given time,which is around 125 in most fraternityhouses. When throwing any type of party,Its every houses responsibility to makesure the party is kept at capacity, said ChrisGuhin 05, Greek Council Chair and a mem-ber of Alpha Delta Phi.
The brothers of Phi Kappa Psi did notmake as much money on Friday night asthey have with previous Class F parties,because they had to turn away a large num-ber of people at the door, Boutelle said. Butit was by far worth it to have (the party) inthe house, even with the lower revenue, hesaid.
According to Boutelle, as long as stu-dents adopt an energetic and professionalattitude towards throwing parties, they willcontinue to thrive. Fridays party made useof a coatroom so partygoers would not haveto stand outside in the cold while waiting toenter. It is this sort of innovative approachthat will enable Class F parties to remain in
fraternity houses, Boutelle said.Many fraternity and sorority parties are
small and invitation-only. Alpha Epsilon Piorganizers usually prefer these to largerClass F parties, said AEPi president RobLazerow. Its more fun for us to throwsmaller parties with our friends, he said.Theyre easier to manage.
AEPi held its annual Class F party BodyChemistry earlier this year in Sayles Hallfor the first time, a change that necessitatedsome extra planning, Lazerow said.
The fraternity is planning on having theparty according to schedule next year aswell. If were able to throw it in our build-ing, thats our preference, Lazerow said,but if they are unable to do so, they willrefine planning strategies from this yearand hold it in a campus building again.
In the meantime, the fraternity will con-tinue to hold invitational parties that dont
Juliana Wu / Herald
Fraternities such as Alpha Epsilon Pi continue to throw invitational cocktail parties in their lounge.
see CLASS F, page 5
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W O R L D I N B R I E FAllawi calls for unity,promises inclusion forSunnis
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BAGHDAD, Iraq A day after Iraqsfirst free election in half a century,interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawicalled on his countrymen to uniteand promised to reach out to thecountrys alienated Sunni Arabminority.
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commission will begin releasingresults. But it will take at least 10days to know the entire outcome,said Adil Lami, a top official with theIndependent Electoral Commission.
Sensing victory, the United IraqiAlliance has attempted to reach outto Sunni leaders in past weeks, butmany Sunnis, in sentiments oftenexpressed bluntly, said they fearedthe alliance would relegate them tosecond-class status and serve as acover for the interests of the Islamicgovernment in predominantlyShiite Iran.
T O D A Y S E V E N T SSPRING SEMESTER ADDRESS7:30 p.m. (Salomon 101) President Simmons will speak onthe state of the University.
MOVIE SCREENIING: BLACK IS,BLACK AINT7:00-9:00 p.m. (Smith-Buonano106) Part of Black History Month, spon-sored by the Third World...