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By Manish Bhatia
Slit/l ll 'rirer

March is usually marked by frenzied
people breaking their piggy banks, hop—
ing to avoid an atidit )y the dreaded
Internal Revenue Service.

l5aniilies across the Commonwealth,
however, can place their trust in an
attractive savings plan that helps promote
higher education in the state.

A new state bill passed on March 26
rives Kentucky families savings for col—
lege a break in federal taxes.

“The new federal law allows partici—
pants to defer federal taxes on earnings






until the student uses the money," said .lo
Carole lillis. assistant program adminis-
trator of the Kentucky l‘iducational Sav-
ings Plan Trust.

l‘illis said the trust has been in exis-
tence since WW) and offers several advan—
tages to participants. For instance, fami-
lies arc exempted from state tax on their
earnings and enjoy a competitive rate of

The trust offers a means to save for the
cost of attending college. In order to be
eligible, at least one individual in the fam~
ily must have state ties such as employ-
ment and residence or have family mem—
bers who do.





However. a penalty may be assessed
for cancellation of the account depend—

ing on the length of participation of

the individual. In addition, the trust
does not guarantee the beneficiary
acceptance to a higher education insti—

“Last year there was a federal law
passed towards state sponsored college
savings program," l‘illis said. “\Ve
approached the state assembly to make
changes in state law to qualify under a
federal law. This enabled tis to become a
qualified federal program."

State Sen. Fred Bradley was responsi—
ble for the changes that led to an amend-

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cd state law.

“It was necessary to make these
changes to allow the l\entucky program
to be a qualified program under the litter
nal Revenue Service code," said Paul P.
Borden, executive director of the Ken—
tticky Higher l‘idtication Assistance

“The state legislative assembly helped
conform the program to federal guide-
lines so that individuals participating in
the program will get the maximum advaw
tage," he said.

According to the trust guidelines. a
person needs to file a participation agrecr
ment along with a photocopy of the bene—



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required to name a beneficiary at the time
of opening an account, the niiitiinnin
contribution for which could be .is ltm as

Other features of the program include
the ability ofthe beneficiary to lt.i\e mul-
tiple accounts with the funds being avail
able for attending any school as described
in Section 4?“ of the Higher liducation
Act of 1069.

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A Dry

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By Aaron Sandertord

(film/mi lid/(or

Student speculation on the
fiittire ofGreek life at UK took a
negative turn in the wake of last
week‘s Board ofTrustees decision
to eliminate alcohol in chapter

Much discussion hinges on the
loss of alcohol and the ineasiire's
potentially sobering effect on the
Greek community. It‘s as if all
hope is lost.

That simply is not the case.

One need look no further than
the South Campus Six Pack to
find a century—old experiment that
gives Greeks and independents a
clearer picture of what’s to come.

That experiment is Farm-
l’armllousc fraternity has

maintained dry chapter houses
since its national inception in
1006. The Farml louse chapter at
UK was founded in 1951, and the
policy has been a recruiting tool
for years.

Junior Active Brad llopperton.
a biology freshman, said the policy
is a big part ofthe reason he chose
llarml louse.

“l went over to different houses
(during rush), and they didn't
mention a lot ofthings that were
very important to me," Hopper—
ton said. “All they talked about
was how much they partied, and I
just wanted close friends you


could rely on."

llopperton said he was hooked
when be compared the living con-
ditions of other Six Pack chapter
houses to Farml louse. He said
Farnil louse offered a clean,
studysfriendly place to live as

fina’ comfort in tradition

opposed to the other hotises he

Chapter Secretary Garry
\Veston said the physical appear—
ance of the Farinllouse chapter
house and the study environment
the facility offers opened doors for
the fraternity.

“I think it’s opened our recruit—
ing to those individuals that
wouldn't be considering a frater—
nity," \Veston said. “I'm sure their
parents are much more willing to
let their children participate in
this fraternity, because of the
stereotype ofdrinking."

The fraternity‘s emphasis on
scholastics pays off, said Tony
Blanton, assistant dean of stu—
dents. Farmllouse members have
achieved better grades than the
male average at UK for all but one
semester in the past two years.

He said the self-enforced alco-
hol—frec environment is exactly
the type of monitoring system the
University hopes the Greek com-
munity will eventually be able to
use. Last week's measure called
for a live—in University employee,
much like a resident adviser, to be
placed in each fraternity house
and enforce the policy.

“I think they can be a really
good role model for the Greek
community, because they have
maintained their alcohol—free
environment without the Univer—
sity having to place someone in
the house," Blanton said. “\Ve
don't want to be in a situation
where the University has to check
up on them all the time; we want
the iiietiibers to do that them—

Farmllouse President Charlie







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Some fraternity members tlyinle policy is stifling

By Mark Fister
Smfi ‘ H 'r: tar

Members of UK's fraternities
could see it coming. All on-cams
pus houses must go dry by next
semester, as mandated by the Uni-
versity"s Board ofTrustees.

Dave Lanham. house mana er
for Phi Gamma Delta social ra-
ternity, said it was inevitable.

“Attitudes were changing," said
Lanham, a civil engineering

senior. “It was going to hit here

Keviiijoynt, chaplain and for-
mer president of Al ha Tau
()mega social flfaternity,
expressed his fraternity’s disap-
proval of the ban.

“The general consensus in our
house is a dislike of the new rule,"
saidjoynt, an accounting senior.

Joynt said he opposes it mainly
because it restricts the right of fra-
ternities to take care of their own


“We govern
well," he said.

joynt said AT()‘s party rules
include checkin r IDs and making
sure all alcoholic beverages are
controlled by a central bartender.

He said the new rule shows
how UK's administration views
the fraternities‘ ability to control

“In an implicit way, they're sayw
ing, ‘We don't think you‘ve han—

ourselves very

dled yourselves well in the past.”
_loynt said.

The ban also includes fraterni~
ty members who are legally old
enough to purchase and drink
alcohol. Those people are not
allowed to bring alcoholic bever»
ages that they bought for them—
selves into the houses.

.loynt believes this is a suppres—
sion ofone‘s rights.



programs add

10 argument

By Jessica Coy

.‘lsmmm .Vmi't I‘illror

Here we go again.
The University Senate voted
today to allow the College of



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Architecture and the landsca e
architecture program in the
College of Agriculture keep
their plus/minus grading sys-

The College if Architecture
applied for the exemption on the
basis that they should be consid-
ered a professional college
because they have high level
courses that only students with the
colle e can take.

“' be approved proposal only
affects the 800 and 900 level
courses that can only be taken by



people who are in the colleges, so
I don't feel that the decision to let
them keep the plus/minus system
is not that big of a deal," said Jim
Applegate, chair of the University
Senate Council.

Melanie Cruz, president of the
UK Student Government Associ~
ation, did not agree.

“I think the fact that one col~
lege got an exemption will
prompt others to try and get pro-
fessional status so they ma do the
same." Cruz said. “I feel ike this
puts us back at square one in the


lus/minus exe

fight for a uniform University
grading system."

The only thin separatin the
College of Architecture rom
other colleges is the fact that they
have 800 and 900 level courses,
but with this precedent, other
colleges may petition to at their
course numbers changcdlso that
they will be eligible for the same
type of exemption, said George
Myers, a social work senior and
senator for the College of Social
Work, who voted against the


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Myers said that des me the
fact that the SGA passed a reso-
lution last year which said that all
the senators would agree to vote
together against plus/minus

rading, several senators voted
for the proposal to allow the
College of Architecture and the
landscape architecture program
to keep their plus/minus grading

“We did research that proved
that 75 percent of students
wposcd the plus/minus system.

c approved that resolution

a m“ ‘ 1


because we wanted to vote for
what the students wanted, and
that was an end to the plus/minus
system throughout the universi-
ty," Myers said.

Nate Brown, senator for the
College of Communications said
he voted for the roposal because
students and facu ty in the College
of Architecture wanted it.

“Over ninety ercent of the
students in the colic c wanted to
keep the system, an I didn't see
why they shouldn't be able to,"
Brown said.





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Non-traditional students aided in return to UK

By Erin McMorrow

(.‘oim'ilmting Writer

If you squint hard you will
see a faint glow in the distance.
The light at the end of the
tunnel is almost here .. sum—
mer. But what if something
happened to you this summer
and you couldn’t return in the
fall? \Vould you ever come

For non-traditional students
the light is visible once again
thanks to the Back to School
Workshop for Adults sponsored
by Central Advising.

The free, one‘evening work~
shop, offered in fall and spring,
provides advice from faculty and
current non—traditional students
on successfully re-entering col~
lege life.

The workshop attracts adults
who have never attended col«
lege, have previously attended
but not completed college, are
seeking to further their career
opportunities or looking for


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As part of the workshop, a
short presentation is given by
non—traditional students who are
close to graduation.

The presentation is a testi-
monial where the students dis«
cuss jugUIing school, a full~time
job ant a family. A faculty
tnember also discusses the value
adult students bring to the

This spring’s presentation
will be given by human environ—
mental sciences professor Sandra
Miller and social work major
Carol Nelson.

After the presentation, a
group from Lexington Commu—
nity College will discuss the
advantages of community col-

LCC also administers aca-
demic assessments to determine
whether a student requires
remedial courses.

Amy Luchsinger, adviser and
co-coordinator of the Back to

School Workshops, said LCC is
a “ver important" stepping
stone for non—traditional stu-

Ann Mullins, a journalism
junior and non—traditional stu‘
dent, began classes at LCC
before transferring to UK.

“I was scared of coming back
to school. LCC had smaller
classes and a smaller campus,"
Mullins said.

“IfI had started at UK the
size would have overwhelmed
me. I was less intimidated at

To better address the needs of
each student, the participants are
broken down into three grou 5:
those who have never atten ed
college before, those who have
attended UK before and those
who have attended a college
other than UK.

Luchsinger said the largest
group is those who have never
attended college before.

The pro ram closes with a
financial aid; representative dis-


Greeks continue debate

By Emily Fink
Brown Daily Herald

Robert Miller’s dream world, col-
lege students would fight to
change the national drinkin age
from 21 to l8, and they wou (I act
responsibly when consuming alco-
hol consumption. In this world,
however, he’ll have to be content
with banning alcohol from frater—
nity chapter houses.

As National Director of Phi
Kappa Sigma, Miller has been
concerned for a long time about
the phenomenon of binge drink—
ing—- defined as heavy drinking
done solely for inebriation — on
college campuses. While Miller
believes binge drinking is a cam-
pus-wide problem, he said he felt
that it is important for fraternities
to help reduce the liabilities asso-
ciated with underage alcohol con»

Phi Kappa Sigma, like several
other national fraternities, has
adopted an “alcohol-free" policy
which will prohibit alcohol at

chapter houses by July 2000.

Phi Delta Theta Spokes erson
Rob Pasquinucci said that t e fra-
ternity’s alcohol—free policy,
passed in March 1997, is essential-
y a “return to our roots.”

“The resolution isn’t anything
new, but it focuses on what we
were founded on -— friendship,
camaraderie, hi her learning and
support networEs," said Pasquin~
ucci. “Fraternities were never
meant to be drinking clubs.”

Miller said it is only in the past
two decades that binge drinking
has become a roblem. “I really
think it was ifferent 20 or 30
years ago. Today, the minute you
mention the word ‘social,’ college
students think ‘alcohol,”’ he said.

Miller illustrated his point with
the example of Louisiana State
University student Benjamin
Wynne, who died last fall from
alcohol poisoning.

“That kid drank the equivalent
of 24 shots in the space of an
hour,” said Miller. “If he had done
that alone in his dorm room, we
could have called it suicide. But

what do you call it when he’s out
with his frat brothers who are all
watching him?”

In addition to physical and
financial liabilities, binge drinking
has caused fraternities to lose pop—
ularity with incoming students,
said Miller. According to the
National Fraternity Conference,
only 14 percent of incoming
freshmen pledge to fraternities,
compared to 30 percent in 1967.

“Right now, we’re marketing a
four-year alcohol experience,”
Miller said. “People are saying, ‘I
don’t have to join your frat to
drink alcohol, I can do that on my
own. If all we’re doing now is
going out and drinkin every
night, how often do you t ink I'll
ca I you when I’m 35?”

Although some fraternities
prohibit alcohol at chapter houses,
members are still free to go out to
drink. “It’s a gross misconception
that these fraternities have banned
alcohol altogether,” said Jacques
Vauclain, the executive director at
the headquarters of the 264—niem-
ber Sigma Phi Epsilon.




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