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Rocking rally keeps peace No arrests, major incidents at politically-charged concert; guitarist shares passion for union cause Katherine Krueger Campus Editor The opposition movement against the proposed budget repair bill received more national attention Monday with the appearance of Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello to invigorate crowds with an acoustic performance. The event was the capstone to another day of protests at the Capitol which drew approximately 4,900 people with no major incidents or arrests, Capitol Police spokesperson Carla Vigue said. The concert at Monona Terrace capped attendance at 5,000. While there were less people were in the Capitol building than in past, Megan McCormick The Badger Herald protests could be heard Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine fame plays a concert blocks away from the political fervor and protests at the Capitol. from Bascom Hill.

Morello, also known as The Nightwatchman, was joined by MC5 cofounder Wayne Kramer, Boston-area Street Dogs and regional act Ike Reilly in the “Rally for YOUR Rights” concert, hosted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees at Monona Terrace to promote workers’ rights in the midst of protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed bill. Morello began the show by declaring, “I’m a union man,” and said he is a member of both a Los Angeles musicians’ union and International Workers of the World, a sentiment that drew cheers from the crowd of University of Wisconsin students and

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Collective bargaining will stay out of Senate session, officials say 14 Dem senators needed for budget votes; GOP will take on non-fiscal agenda items Andrew Averill State Editor Despite the governor’s calls for their return, the missing Senate Democrats still refuse to come back to Wisconsin, and their Republican colleagues will begin voting on non-fiscal bills today. The Senate needs at least one Democratic senator

to be present to vote on the budget repair bill. But the Republican senators represent enough of the Senate to begin proceedings on non-fiscal bills today without the Democrats present, said Andrew Welhouse, spokesperson for Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau. Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, said he anticipated the Republicans would continue Senate proceedings without the Democrats because the

governor is very serious about pushing his agenda to put the fiscal house in order. He said the Republicans’ decision to convene a Senate session would not persuade the 14 senators to come back because there is little the Democrats could do against a party with majority in the chamber. “[The Republicans] have a pretty radical agenda and they’ll go through with it whether we’re there or not,” Erpenbach said. “I’m sure they’d love to pass this stuff

without any debate at all.” Erpenbach also said he does not believe the Republicans will draft a separate bill to end collective bargaining for state employee union members as a way to bring the Democrats back to Wisconsin. Welhouse also said Republicans will not draft such legislation. All 14 Senate Democrats left the state last Thursday to prevent a vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget

repair bill. They believed fleeing was their only option as Republicans have rarely voted for Democratic amendments to Walker’s special session legislation. In a press conference Monday, Walker asked again that the missing Democrats return and do their jobs. “You’ve had your time, now it’s time to come home,” Walker said. “The time is up, it’s time to come back and participate in democracy.”

Although the Legislative Fiscal Bureau said the provision in Walker’s bill that limits collective bargaining among state union membership is not a fiscal issue — which means Republicans could draft a bill focused only on limiting bargaining and pass it without the missing Democrats — Walker said collective bargaining rights are connected with the

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UW profs will march to Capitol; TAA teach out hits third day Faculty’s first major organized effort about campus integrity, not canceling, skipping class Katherine Krueger Campus Editor In a show of solidarity with University of Wisconsin teaching assistants’ and students’ continued demonstrations of opposition to the budget repair bill, some professors said they will begin to reschedule classes and meetings today. PROFS President Joe Salmons, a UW German professor, said though this action is not the first reaction to the bill, it will be the strongest and most organized to date and will include faculty members meeting at 10:30 a.m. by the Abe Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill before marching to the Capitol. He said the

organization is not calling for a faculty walkout, but is rather taking every possible action to ensure graduate students and UW staff can retain collective bargaining rights. Salmons said though he has not discussed with Chancellor Biddy Martin the possible implications of the demonstration of faculty support, the majority of the faculty he has spoken with understand the situation and have been incredibly supportive. “As things get more serious, we will be more outspoken,” he said. “This is really a major battle for the future of the university, and we have a conflict between working to secure [our] future and holding one discussion section.” He added though students convey a wide spectrum of opinions

on the bill, he views the campus community as unified in the goal of preserving the integrity of UW. With nearly 2,000 faculty members on staff, Salmons said professors’ decisions will likely have a variety of different responses and PROFS did not instruct professors to cancel or reschedule classes off campus. He also said faculty members are “energized and galvanized” and understand the announcement of the bill is the beginning of a difficult political time that will require long-term engagement between UW and the state Legislature on crucial issues. Teaching Assistants’ Association member Magda Konieczna said UW faculty’s support

‘TELL THE TRUTH! TELL THE TRUTH!’ Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

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While FOX news tried to cover the protests at the Capitol Monday, about 30 angry protesters bombarded the camera and correspondent with chants of “Tell the Truth!”

Weekend deadline looms for Wis. budget decisions; Dems stay put Gov. Walker plans to refinance debt; UW expert compares it to ‘kicking a can down the road’ Andrew Averill State Editor In order to avoid massive layoffs and deeper cuts to programming, Gov. Scott Walker said the state Legislature must come to a vote on the controversial budget repair bill by Friday or Saturday at the latest — a deadline complicated by the absence of 14 state Democrats.

If the Legislature fails to come to a vote on the bill by the end of the week, it would lose the option of refinancing debt to address the current fiscal year’s $137 million shortfall, according to a memo released Tuesday by the Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch. Debt currently owed to the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund and to Minnesota would be refinanced and paid in the future.

However, the memo stipulates the bill must pass into law before Feb. 25 in order to allow for time to sell refinancing bonds. Restructuring Wisconsin’s debts to Minnesota and the Patient Compensation Fund would provide state government with fiscal flexibility toward paying those bills, Huebsch said in the memo. Although the budget repair bill itself would create benefit concessions

amounting to about $30 million by the end of 2011, Walker said the largest savings would come from refinancing the debt — creating a statewide savings of $165 million. Walker said if the bill does not pass through by Friday, deeper cuts would be necessary and could potentially result in dismissing 1,500 Wisconsin workers throughout the next four months. Still, refinancing debt does not remove the state’s responsibility to pays its

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bills. Wisconsin would still have to pay debt to Minnesota and the Patient Compensation Fund — around $59 million and $250 million respectively, with interest of $4,900 a day on the Minnesota debt — but could pay back debts at a later date, said Andrew Reschovsky, a University of Wisconsin economics professor. Reschovsky added refinancing debt is like “kicking a can down the road” because the underlying problems are

still there. Wisconsin law requires a budget repair bill when the current fiscal year shortfall exceeds a certain amount. Reschovsky said the trigger amount is still larger than the current shortfall facing Wisconsin. Common Cause in Wisconsin spokesperson Jay Heck said the budget repair bill might have been necessary only after the Republican majority

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Campus Editor University of Wisconsin Health is currently examining whether disciplinary action should be taken after physicians wrote sick notes for protesters at the Capitol. UW Health spokesperson Lisa Brunette said an investigation has already begun and it is not yet possible to determine which physicians were involved in excusing individuals protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill from work on

the grounds of “stress.” She said of the nearly 1,300 physicians employed by UW Health, only a small handful were involved in signing notes. According to a statement from UW Health, the news was first received from social media sites and other news outlets that personnel were signing notes to excuse individuals from work Feb. 19. Brunette declined to comment on which UW physicians are currently under investigation and how long she expects the investigation to run. “We want it to move as

quickly as possible while remaining as thorough as possible,” she said. “It’s too early to tell what possible action will be appropriate.” The doctors were acting of their own accord and without the knowledge or prior approval from UW Health, the statement said. Lou Sanner, one of the doctors allegedly involved, told the Associated Press the doctors intended to provide a public service and did not expect to receive numerous angry e-mails telling the doctors they should be ashamed. He added the prospect

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of losing income, insurance or a job could be detrimental to an individual’s overall health. The statement also characterized the allegations against the doctors as “very serious.” While the investigation will follow the typical procedure for investigating the actions of UW personnel, the statement said any possible disciplinary actions that may come as a result of the investigation will be classified as personnel matters and will remain confidential to the public. “The investigation will

identify…whether [the physicians’] behavior constituted violations of medical ethics or University of Wisconsin and UW Health policies and work rules,” the statement said. Brunette said because UW School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Medical Foundation jointly employ the physicians, UW Health has the authority to apply disciplinary measure after the conclusion of the investigation. --The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Initiatives gear up to remove 2 senators from power; similar endeavor underway to take out GOP leaders Sean Kirkby State Reporter In response to the flight of Democratic senators from the Capitol last Thursday, some of the senators’ constituents have started petitions asking to recall their lawmakers. Recall petitions have been circulating for Sens. Jim Holperin, D-Eagle River and Robert Wirch, D-Kenosha. Constituents upset with their senators’ decision to leave Wisconsin to prevent a vote on the governor ’s budget repair would like to see their senators punished. “If these senators do not wish to perform the job for which they are paid and to uphold their oath of office then they should resign or face dismissal by their constituents,” Chris Kliesmet, spokesperson for the Citizens for Responsible Government Network, a group working with the committees, said in a statement. The petition to recall Holperin has already been filed with the Government Accountability Board, said the Committee to Recall Jim Holperin spokesperson Kim Simac. An exploratory committee has been set up to survey the likeliness of recalling Wirch, but the committee has not filed the petition with the GAB yet, said Dan Hunt, leader of the Wirch Recall

Exploratory Committee. After filing for a recall with the GAB, the committee would have 60 days to gather about 15,000 signatures, Hunt said. After compiling enough signatures, the GAB would review the signatures and if they verify the count the district would have an election about six weeks later, according to Wisconsin recall protocol. The incumbent would campaign against as many challengers who choose to run. A primary election would be held if more than one candidate runs for each participating political party, according to protocol. Recalling of public officials is not unprecedented. Before becoming governor, Gov. Scott Walker was elected as Milwaukee County Executive during a recall special election, Hunt said. However, both Hunt and Simac said that no one has offered to challenge the senators if a recall election is held. Wisconsin Democrats are also starting efforts to recall Republican senators in support of Walker ’s budget repair bill. “We’re ready to go to work — today, tomorrow and a year from now — to recall those who vote for this plan,” said Jeff Johnson, Chair of the Democratic Party of Marathon County, in a statement.

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John Oliver, one of the well-known figures who made an appearance at the Capitol Monday, interviews someone for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The protests in Madison aired on the show last night.

Students could pay more for ASM bus pass if budget passes Some Madison Metro funding contingent on collective bargaining Emily Coban College Reporter Students may be called on to foot more of the bill for the bus passes provided through the Associated Students of Madison because of public transportation provisions in the budget repair bill. Student Services Finance Committee Chair Matt Manes said if the bill passes, there is a great possibility the cost of the bus pass will increase significantly. Public transit in Madison received $7.1 million from federal funding in 2010, according to a Feb. 16 memo from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. According to the memo, federal funds can only be issued when transit workers have collective bargaining rights, which would be stripped from

ROCK FOR YOUR RIGHTS, from 1 community members. He said the 24 hours he spent in Madison have been some of the most inspiring of his life and the entire state of Wisconsin will serve as an example of workers standing up for their rights to the rest of the country and the world. “This is what your right-wing governor tried to do,” Morello said. “Whenever there’s an economic recession or hardship, they take advantage of that to ram through legislation that would roll back decades of social progress.” He also hailed the peaceful coexistence of teachers, firefighters, students and public service workers occupying the Capitol with members of the police force. Morello said the protests in Madison are

workers in the public sector. If the bill goes through, Madison Metro may lose the funding. Madison City Attorney Mike May said there is much uncertainty regarding what will happen with city transportation. May said the budget from Gov. Scott Walker may cause significant federal revenues to both the city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin to be in question.The budget announcement has been delayed until March 1. “We hope it means we won’t lose federal funding for buses, but we aren’t sure,” May said. “If we do end up losing transit funding, our options for transportation will become very limited, including a significant cut in service.” The SSFC meeting scheduled for Monday was canceled partly because of the protests at the Capitol, and the ASM Bus Pass Committee

did not have enough information to present a budget because of the pending bill. “Any amount of money requested would be a shot in the dark,” Manes said. There has been no discussion of eliminating the bus pass program for students, Manes said. Madison Metro spokesperson Mick Rusch said they are monitoring the situation while waiting for the budget repair to pass, but there is still too much uncertainty to predict what will happen with city transportation funding. Rusch added Madison Metro has been working very closely with the mayor ’s office and city attorney’s office while watching things unfold. “It would take quite a lot for the bus pass to not be implemented through ASM, but that doesn’t take into consideration things happening on the Madison Metro side,” Manes said.

an example of citizens directly participating in making history and the next big revolutionary change may happen unexpectedly in your backyard. Morello also said the presence of participants in the rallies of every age, race and creed indicates the strength and positive energy of the movement and he urged protesters to stand strong in order to defeat the “horrible” bill. Morello performed the classic Rage Against the Machine anthem “Guerilla Radio,” saying the song was played when the Berlin Wall fell and he hopes a similar song will be played both if the bill fails and Walker is recalled as governor. All of the evening’s performers joined Morello on stage to perform Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” as an expression of unity

among members of the opposition movement. Morello also read a letter he received from one of the chief organizers on the revolt in Tahrir Square, Egypt, and said the whole world is watching the response of the protesters in Madison. Josh Kissel, a UW sophomore, said he attended the rally because he had testified in the public hearing and spent an evening overnight at the Capitol in protest of the bill. He said though Morello’s political message provided a more radical view of the situation, he appreciated the theme that the battle would not end quickly. “He made it about more than just killing the bill,” Kissel said. “We have to keep fighting because it’s not going to end easy and we have to pursue progressive change.”


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Student protests have yet to halt Mifflin St. apartment proposal While some changes made, group upset with plans City Council may vote on today Lucas Molina City Reporter

Amid some student protest, a controversial building proposal for a four-story apartment complex on West Mifflin Street passed the next step of the city approval process Monday evening, pending the developer makes a number of amendments to appease city commissions and students activists. The city’s Plan Commission voted to approve the most current design of the project for the 400 block of Mifflin after circulating the referral back to the Urban Design Commission for final approval. The plan will move for a City Council vote Tuesday. Plan Commission member and District 13 Alder Julia Kerr moved to attach a number

of conditions to the commission’s approval. She said the developer’s proposal should prohibit bicycle and moped parking in the front of the building. She also requested UDC not return the proposal to the Plan Commission and said an attached legislation to the project should outline the building would not set precedent for future construction. The applicant and developers for the mixed housing complex, including the project’s head developer Patrick McCaughey, have gone through numerous revisions of the original plan, including setting the controversial fourth story of the building back as well as making concessions to simplify its architecture. “We are here for final approval having made changes since the UDC meeting last week and we think you’ll like it,” McCaughey said. Among the changes

McCaughey was required to make was pushing the building back 20 feet from the sidewalk, simplifying the roof design and muting the color scheme to match surrounding buildings. Associated Students of Madison Legislative Affairs Vice Chair Hannah Somers said size, mass and visual appearance still remain large anxieties for opponents such as the student-led Save Mifflin group. “Save Mifflin still has some really serious concerns about this proposal,” Somers said. “This building must not become a precedent for buildings in the future.” Somers said the student voice, although having made a genuine attempt at compromising, has not been addressed to the extent the group wished. Other issues raised by opponents to the proposal focused on the need for social uniformity in the Mifflin neighborhood, fewer units in the complex

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“Save Mifflin” member Kate Robertson speaks to Plan Commission. Members fear the precedent the building sets. and a more sensible design for the elevator tower. University of Wisconsin junior and Save Mifflin member Kate Robertson said she was dismayed by the lack of information the group has received on building standards and the zoning amendment. “I’ve attended every meeting possible,” Robertson said. “But compromise is dwindling

Panel highlights voter ID, campaign reform Absconded senator joins experts via phone call to address political issues not gathering 1,000s at Capitol Andrew Averill State Editor

A seven-person panel Monday night weighed political reform issues like special interest money and the controversial voter ID bill, which a Senate committee will hear today. The panel, made up of University of Wisconsin professors, a former Madison representative, two journalists, Common Cause in Wisconsin Director Jay Heck and Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton — one of the 14 missing Democratic senators communicating via speakerphone from an undisclosed location — talked about a myriad of

political reform topics. The panel, sponsored by CCW, heavily discussed the voter ID bill and the moderator, UW political science professor Barry Burden, said a Senate committee would be hearing the bill today and possibly scheduling it for a vote on the Senate floor. He said the bill could have changed from the last hearing two weeks ago, but expected it to not include many provisions that previous incarnations of the voter ID bill have had over the years. “It’s not going to allow for a lot of the things previous versions of the bill allowed, like student IDs from public

universities, let alone private [IDs,]” Burden said. “It doesn’t allow for passports, the most secure form of ID we have.” Burden added the bill might be found unconstitutional for not allowing those forms of ID. Erpenbach discussed campaign finance reform and previous failures of protective legislation. “You see money coming in from all over the place, some disclosed some not disclosed, and the airways get saturated by it,” Erpenbach said. “I’m not bothered by it, but I would like to know where the money is coming from. We had a

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During Friday’s walk out, students took a break from books and took to the streets to march.

TEACH OUT, from 1 marks a critical turning point in the ongoing fight against Walker’s bill. “We’re thrilled they’re supporting us,” she said. “It’s certainly significant that faculty are making a bold and public statement to the bill that proposed to gut workers’ bargaining rights.” TAA voted unanimously to host a third day of moving activity off campus today during a general membership meeting Sunday.

DEADLINE, from 1 legislature passed tax break legislation early in Walker’s tenure. “Right now, the Democrats claim there is no budget shortfall,” Heck said. “In January, Walker provided tax cuts to businesses in order to encourage them to come to Wisconsin, so the Democrats believe this budget shortfall

SENATE, from 1 economy in important ways. Although a Senate committee will be voting on the voter ID bill today, the Senate will not be taking up controversial bills like voter ID tomorrow, Welhouse said. He said there could be a vote on voter ID later this week. The non-fiscal items scheduled to be heard include the appointment of Eloise Anderson to

She added a growing number of groups on campus are offering support and PROFS’ endorsement supports the activism of undergraduates and graduate students who have been involved in organizing walkouts on campus. UW sophomore and student activist Max Love said another student-led walkout is planned for 11:00 a.m. today, an event he said will hopefully garner increased student involvement in the wake of PROFS’ expression of

support. The walkout will highlight the need to continue educating students and will include a greater show of solidarity with the faculty and TAs facing the loss of benefits and collective bargaining rights under the proposal, Love said. “Missing one class to support workers’ rights is a necessary measure,” Love said. “As much as it may seem contradictory, this is a part of a larger movement about what education really stands for.”

has been deliberately manufactured.” Even with the pressing deadline Walker gave the state Legislature to vote on the bill, Walker acknowledged the legislation could not move forward until the Democrats in the Senate return to Wisconsin. All 14 Senate Democrats have left Wisconsin in a move to block passage of Walker’s bill.

“Senate Democrats need to come back to work the jobs that they are getting paid to do,” Walker said in a statement. “With more than 17 hours of public testimony and a five day vacation to Illinois, Senate Democrats say they need more time.”

secretary of the Department of Children and Families, a bill relating to investment credits for dairy and livestock farms, and a resolution commending the Green Bay Packers on their fourth Super Bowl win, according to the Senate calendar. The Assembly is scheduled to hear the budget repair bill today. Democratic representatives have been busy drafting amendments since last Friday when Majority

Leader Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, decided to adjourn after Republicans failed to vote to put the budget repair bill in an unamendable stage. The Senate and Assembly wings will be closed to the public for tomorrow. The Assembly galleries will be open to the public but only after onlookers successfully pass through metal detectors, according to a statement from the Assembly seargent in arms.

— The Associated Press and News Reporter Sarah Jarvis contributed to this story

chance last session with a majority and supportive governor ’s office, but we really dropped the ball.” He added with the Legislature currently controlled by Republicans, campaign finance would not be an issue brought to the floor. Erpenbach said campaign finance should not be an “us versus them” scenario because most people agree they want to know where the money that finances candidates is coming from. Erpenbach said political positions would start to be filled by wealthy individuals who tend to have more luck winning an office.

and at the end of the day, this apartment is a bulky four-story box and you can dress it up as much as you want.” Rick Roffman, a West Mifflin resident, spoke in support of the proposal, saying that he preferred the original four-story plan as it did not seem overbearing, but lent itself to the Mifflin community. Ald. Mike Verveer,

District 4, spoke at the end of the public hearing to address his constituents and students who have made their opinions known on the building plan, thanking them for their efforts. “My constituents are spilt, so this has not been easy,” Verveer said. “But my heart is with the Save Mifflin student group and all their efforts.”


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Protests 101: Tips for the savvy With thousands of people convening at the Capitol in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, legal questions abound about protesting and the actions of officials. Police have torn down signs. Senate Democrats have taken refuge across the state border. What is and isn’t allowed under state and local laws? By Jennifer Zettel / Senior News Reporter Q: What ite ms are allo wed inside the Capitol? T h e o n ly s ta n d in g they re

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Those who argue against teachers need some education Cruz Ramirez Staff Writer Over the last week the Capitol has been surrounded by enduring masses that stand for hours in the cold, take unpaid days off and deprive themselves of both sleep and comfort, all for the cause of protecting their own voices in a democratic process under siege. They have brought back activism to this historically progressive campus. All the while, I have been watching the response of the student body. Some of you have stood with your teachers and teaching assistants; others have the audacity to call them cowards, shameless and unworthy. While I support the opinions

of any individual and the right to express said opinions, it seems rather unjust to single out the same people who have helped bring you to this university in the first place. Let us start with the argument teachers are unworthy of the benefits and pay they earn. After having gone through at least four years or more of college education, teachers make consistently less than those in the private sector with the same or lower education level without room for significant raises or bonuses without a further degree. This has been reported by George Stephanopoulos of Good Morning America. “Local teachers make 9 percent less than the average private sector worker,” he said. Why should someone who put in the time, effort and money to become better educated be paid equally or even less than those who are not? Let’s not forget the

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fact that the teachers of Wisconsin have already had their salaries constrained. “Teacher salaries have lost 11 percent to inflation since imposition of the [Qualified Economic Offer] in 1993. Teacher salaries fell to just 93 percent of the national average, the lowest

Would you have told the participants of the Boston Tea Party during the American Revolution to just accept the taxes...? point in 40 years, with the state’s ranking plummeting from 15th to 22nd nationally,” reports the Wisconsin Education Association Council. You wouldn’t go to the cheapest doctor to operate on you, so why shortchange teachers to teach you? Despite these attacks on teachers, Wisconsin still consistently ranks as having one of the best

-Gov. Scott Walker Oh, the hypocrisy of your majesty is simply delicious. Here’s to not at all understanding the motivations that drive those you seek to convince. One of the main reasons the Wisconsin 14 left in the first place was because Mr. Imperial Walker was holding democracy hostage. Absolutely nothing about this entire bill has been democratic from the beginning. In order to preserve the integrity of democracy as a tool of justice, these brave senators exiled themselves in hopes of forcing their overlord to participate in discussion and negotiation — two of the archetypal pillars of Democracy. Countries all over the world are profoundly tending toward democracy. Wisconsin is one of the only places in the world that is actually becoming less democratic by the day. The reason the senators left in the first place was because it was patently impossible to participate in democracy if they had stayed. If we ran this statement through the truthmorgifier it would come out reading something like this: “I command you to return so I can extend my autocratic rule all over your stupid faces.”

stand up for what they believe in. Still, there are some of you who think them unjust for walking out. Then I ask you this: Would you have told black people during the civil rights movements they were whiners, that they should have gone back to work, accepted their place and never walked on our nation’s capital? Would you have told the participants of the Boston Tea Party during the American Revolution to just accept the taxes, that they are unpatriotic extremists and that they should have just gone to work instead? Some of you think the demonstration is an attack on the children. Yet you are the same people who vote down funding for schools and support cutting programs that help students. So don’t act like you really care about the children. Stop using them as a political ploy. For those parents who had to take off to watch your kids, I hope you now understand

what it would be like if teachers weren’t there educating, raising and babysitting them everyday. For those of you students who don’t agree with the events around our Capitol, I say get out there and make your views known. But when you start to slander the same people who have engaged your minds so you could come to this prestigious university and get a degree for that high paying private sector job, you better choose your words carefully. Just remember the words of Tyler Durden of Fight Club when you have that cushy business job: “The people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances, we guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us.” Cruz Ramirez (caramirez2@wisc.edu) is a senior majoring in English.

Union busting a disgusting political ploy Charles Godfrey

“The reality is if you want to participate in democracy you’ve got to come to where it’s at and that is in the arena and the arena is in Madison.”

educational systems in the country. Take a look at the exhaustive National Assessment of Educational Progress statistics and you will see Wisconsin consistently ranks ahead of the other states in education. Teachers take the job not because of money; no one has ever gone into education to get rich. They do it because they enjoy teaching and seeing students grow and learn. What other profession has such a strong hand in raising you into an intelligent well-rounded person? They coach, tutor and direct plays so kids can move beyond the small town or get off the urban corners. They teach because it’s their passion, not for a paycheck. I have also heard recently that these teachers are shameless because they have walked out of class in order to protest. Arguments have been made that they are hurting the kids because they will miss a day of school. In fact, they are teaching by example to

Staff Writer One of the rallying cries of pro-labor protesters for more than a week has been the call and response, “What’s disgusting? Union busting!” The protesters seem to have hit the nail on the head with this one. The central issue in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal is not health care benefits nor pension funds. It’s actually not about the money at all. What is at stake is whether unions will have the right to organize and bargain collectively. What has continually been portrayed as an economic issue is in fact not a matter of fiscal policy at all. It is a political issue, and it cuts deep into the already massive divide between the Republican and Democratic parties. Some talk-show hosts have claimed Wisconsin is predicted to run a budget surplus this year, and this resulted in no shortage of angry signs claiming the budget crisis is a hoax Walker is using as an excuse to attack organized labor. These claims have always been false. Wisconsin does have a budget gap, and while it is by no means the largest in the country, it still adds up to some $137 million — sufficient

cause for some serious cutbacks. The budget gap is real, and, regardless of political disagreement, the state checkbook does have to be balanced sooner or later. With that said, stripping labor unions of their political clout is by no means a solution to the budget problem. The idea behind eliminating unions is that their collective bargaining keeps salaries high and drains the state pocketbook. What this strategy overlooks is the fact that unions have two priorities, the first being wages, the second being job creation. Governors in other states with budget deficits, such as Andrew Cuomo in New York, have taken a different approach in dealing with public sector unions, by putting pressure on them to make salary concessions in order to avoid layoffs. This approach allows unions to play an active role in making a new budget, and so far, it seems to be working. Wisconsin public employees have stated they are willing to make the financial concessions included in Walker’s budget bill, but they are not willing to give up their right to organize. So why is Walker so relentless about abolishing collective bargaining? The move to strip

unions of their power is not a part of new economic policy, but an aggressive political strategy. Unions have traditionally been a stronghold of Democratic support, contributing both votes and campaign contributions. Walker’s move against labor unions is a direct attack on an important voting block for the Democratic Party. Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign claims crippling unions “would be a huge landscapealtering type of action, and it would tilt the scales significantly in favor of the Republicans.” Nancy McClean, a labor expert from Duke University, says labor unions are “the most important mass membership, getout-the vote wing of the Democratic Party.” Yes, the infamous bill will make life harder for public employees, and it may even be an attack on Wisconsin’s families, but most importantly it is an attack on Scott Walker’s opponents on Capitol Square, and nationwide for that matter. Taking on organized labor is a concerted effort to undercut a significant bloc of Democratic support. The most concerning aspect of Scott Walker’s attempt to eliminate collective bargaining is that it has from the

beginning been presented under false pretenses. In the wake of the recession, economic policy has consistently been used to justify all sorts of political agendas. This is exactly what Scott Walker is trying to do in passing a budget bill loaded with political strategy, and his case for the economic necessity of doing away with collective bargaining does not hold water. Walker would do well to consider the fact that creating an all out protest between labor and government has resulted in a mass exodus of Democratic senators and brought operations at the Capitol to a standstill. One might ask, whose interest does this serve? The last thing the state needs, if it is seriously trying to attract business, is political upheaval. The citizens of Wisconsin can consider the idea that rather than dealing with the real, pressing issues of the state, their newly elected governor is using his executive power to push through a piece of legislation that serves the sole purpose of weakening his opposition. This is nothing more than partisan politics at its worst. Charles Godfrey (csgodfrey@wisc.edu) is a freshman with an undecided major.

What took Facebook so long to add gay relationship statuses?

Alicia Yager Editorial Board Member I guess I never really thought about Facebook relationship statuses before. While I was browsing for any possible news that was not budget or protest-related (a veritable news eclipse) I came across an article on PC World’s website that said Facebook added “civil union” and “domestic partnership” as a relationship status on Thursday. Sure enough, I checked my Facebook and there are now 11 options for people to discuss their current romantic situation. However, the “bromance” status is still conspicuously

absent from that list, as is its counterpart, the “homance.” My first thoughts were, of course, “huzzah for gay rights and freedom of expression!” Because, whether we like it or not, Facebook and other forms of social media have become a defining feature of our generation and it is only right that every user — regardless of sexual orientation — can accurately portray themselves on their profile page. “By acknowledging the relationships of countless loving and committed same-sex couples in the U.S. and abroad, Facebook has set a new standard of inclusion for social media,” said Jarrett Barrios, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, in a statement. “As public support for marriage equality continues to grow, we will continue to work for the day when all couples have the

opportunity to marry and have their relationship recognized by their community, both online and off.” Facebook said in a statement the action stemmed from the work of GLADD and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy groups in Facebook’s “Network of Support,” formed last October to help combat cyberbullying. So yes, it’s refreshing to see Facebook take a political stance and fight the good fight. But on a moment’s reflection, I found myself asking just what the hell took them so long? After initially catering to Harvard and then other universities for two years, Facebook expanded its membership to anyone over age 13 back in 2006. Then, in 2008 when everyone realized how awful MySpace is, Facebook exploded into new heights of popularity.

Now, the company reports more than 500 million people sign on — from some really young kids at your high school you’ve never met but still friend you, to the grandparents for which you have to censor some of your content. So in all the years Facebook has been a dominant presence in millions of lives, people in same-sex relationships did not log on? Hardly. The delay may have something to do with the political realm. Same-sex marriage has long been a controversial issue in our society. Technically, the federal government does not recognize legality of same-sex marriages, thanks to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. However, individual states have been battling this law in court by claiming it violates the

10th Amendment — overstepping the power of individual states and their people. Massachusetts was the first state to rail against the law in 2004, and thus far has been joined by Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and the District of Columbia. Here in Wisconsin, a 2006 constitutional referendum banned same-sex marriage by a margin of 59-46. The issue was taken to the state Supreme Court, with opponents citing an improper phrasing on the ballot, but the court upheld the ban in its ruling last July. However, a glimmer of hope for gay rights activists came in 2009 when former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle proposed legalizing domestic partnership benefits in his budget. Thus far, those benefits have remained intact, but Republican Gov. Scott Walker alluded to his feelings about them

on the campaign trail. “I think they’re a violation of the (state) Constitution, and I think there’s a legal case to be made,” Walker said after a debate last October. And we’ve seen just how much carte blanche Walker has with his agenda for the state, so this is definitely an issue to keep an eye on. Needless to say, the issues of same-sex marriage and civil unions are still mired in a lot of antiquated prejudice, ignorance and “sanctity of tradition” arguments, and it will likely take years before critics catch up with the times and come to their senses. At least on Facebook, if not yet legally in their daily lives, people in committed same-sex relationships are allowed to be who they really are. Alicia Yager (ayager@ badgerherald.com) is a senior majoring in journalism and French.

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Quiet since 2007’s ‘In Rainbows,’ Radiohead surprised unsuspecting fans last week by announcing the digital release of ‘The King of Limbs.’

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The signature power chords, soaring choruses and anthems of the traditional Radiohead sound have been replaced with a set of overpowering electronics that seem to overwhelm every other aspect of their music. Put simply: There are no rock songs on Radiohead’s newest release. The King of Limbs is an album of abstract music and lyrics meant to be enjoyed abstractly. If you like Radiohead, you will either be enveloped in the tantalizing atmosphere of Limbs or you will be completely let down. If you don’t like Radiohead, this probably won’t convert you, unless you’re way into dubstep. The front half of Radiohead’s eighth album finds them expanding on the krautrock of Kid A, whereas the second half brings to mind the ballads of In Rainbows. Loops, delays and effects dominate the album, much like the music of Burial and Flying Lotus (a past collaborator with Thom Yorke). The band stretches bass notes, manipulates vocals and repeats 10-second drum samples for minutes on end. For instance, “Feral” is made up of appropriately uptempo percussion loops and chopped-up vocals without any recognizable guitar causing listeners to wonder what principle songwriter, guitarist Johnny Greenwood did for the majority of the album. Lead single “Lotus Flower” begins with an interlocking bass and resounding snare figure reminiscent of the Kid A classic “Idioteque.” The figure holds for the rest of the song, as synths come and go and Yorke encapsulates the album’s vibe when he sings, “Slowly we unfold / As lotus flowers.” Slowly, the intricacies of the music unfold and reveal the beauty of Limbs. “Bloom” opens with bubbling electronics and clattering drums, then piles on Yorke’s mush-mouth vocals and crescendos with his cavernous wails. “Little By Little” plays like classic Radiohead — jazzy, tinkling percussion, a walking bassline, and guitar arpeggios going in different directions. Sequentially and musically, “Morning Mr Magpie” is the link between the two. Jittery guitar picking gradually

give way to a sweeping electronic sound. Then midway through, the song rebuilds itself on a running bassline with Thom’s dreamy “oohs.” The music cuts out with the line, “Took my melody,” and ends with a machine-like drone. Though many singers — most notably Chris Martin and the main vocalist from Muse — have tried to emulate Yorke, no one sings quite like him. And his everimpressionistic falsetto only continues to shine on Limbs. In “Lotus Flower,” it’s Yorke’s spinetingling voice that sets the listener on edge. “Codex” manipulates piano and Yorke’s lonesome vocals. But instead of building to a climax like in “Karma Police,” they create a meditative, mournful atmosphere. In an album filled with electronics, it’s the natural sounding accents that create some much-needed dynamism. The acoustic guitar in “Give Up The Ghost” and jazzy rhythm section in “Separator” combine with spacey vocals and synths to give the music a measure of poignancy that Radiohead is so legendary for. If a mid-level indie band made The King of Limbs, it wouldn’t have made nearly the same impact. But because Radiohead is arguably one of the biggest bands in the world, recognized as God among some sectors of the music community, they have the ability to abruptly selfrelease an album four days after announcing it to fans while simultaneously setting the music world atwitter. Available now in mp3 or wav format for $9 and in May as a deluxe “newspaper” edition set to contain hundreds of pieces of artwork as well as vinyl and CD versions of the album, The King of Limbs exemplifies all the innovative ways a band can cleverly market itself during a undeniably chaotic era in the music industry.

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Let me try to describe the sound of Zach Galifianakis masturbating. It starts with an intake of air. One breath, slightly out of place, a little bit sudden. Then a soft, rhythmic beat slowly builds speed, only to be interrupted by Robert Downey Jr. waking up in the passenger seat beside him to inquire about the noise. “Oh, that’s me. I’m just masturbating,” says Galifianakis. And he continues. The sound is louder now, faster, like a brush across a slightly wet snare drum; a metronomic flesh-on-flesh beating; the world’s most obnoxious watch; a bag of lunch meat being hit over and over with a scratchy woolen mitten. “How long is this gonna take?” asks Downey, slowly coming to terms with the situation. “Well, if you keep interrupting me, it’s gonna take a little bit longer,” says an exasperated Galifianakis. “But usually it just takes about 35 minutes.” Welcome to the world of sound editing. The shot, from recent road-trip comedy “Due Date” is kept squarely above the shoulders so that viewers see Galifianakis’s bobbing head, his pumping shoulder, his clenching jaw, but are mercifully spared any visual insight into the finer mechanics of that particular sleep-aid technique. All the work for that sequence was done after

hits and dog slobber. the fact. Obviously (well, Of course, sound presumably) Galifianakis creation is just one didn’t actually rub aspect of sound editing one out on set, so the and mixing. The job onus was on the sound also entails making department — especially sure that conversations, the three credited “sound sound effects, music and designers” — to soak a background noise are at washcloth in mayonnaise appropriate volumes, and slap it on a folding that lines dubbed in chair, or whatever, and post-production match match that recording to up perfectly with the Galifiankis’s periodic winces and quivering arm. mouth movements of the actors, that “This is Galifianakis (“It’s Why I’m Hot” fades in Kind of a Funny Story”) as Tremblay walks away plays Ethan Tremblay, a haughtily after receiving a bumbling, emotionallyhalf-hearted apology from miswired yet kindhearted Highman aspiring for actor who, In fact, it’s probably a spitting through a series testament to the skill on his bulldog of events and technology that and a host involving several goes into sound editing of other that coincidences that audiences almost tasks viewers and a U.S. generally Air Marshal, never notice that it’s take for pairs even going on. granted. up with In fact, Downey’s it’s probably a testament (“Iron Man 2”) Peter to the skill and technology Highman on a trip from that goes into sound Atlanta to Los Angeles. editing that audiences Highman, a jaded, almost never notice that sardonic, joyless prick, it’s even going on. Luckily, is trying to make it back though, The American home in time for the birth Academy of Motion of his first child, yet he’s Picture Arts and Sciences entirely dependent on is there to remind us of Tremblay for that because the vocation once every he’s walletless and on the February. no-fly list. It’s a perplexing Oscar The dynamic between category, when you think the two is a little “Of Mice about it: The point is and Men,” except that the that movie-goers don’t two aren’t friends and notice the work sound Tremblay’s stroking has nothing to do with rabbits. editors do; the Academy recognizes this fact by There are plenty of essentially rewarding opportunities for the what they perceive as the sound editing team to most challenging sound shine during the course of work. “Due Date.” Big explosions, shootLike many action outs and chase scenes comedies, the sound work might not be a path to runs the spectrum from taking home a statue for absurd to intense. Car Best Picture, but they’re crashes, gun shots, police definitely fodder for a sirens, door slams and Sound Editing award. squealing tires all make So, a movie about a their appearances during runaway train careening the film, but so do bong

through the Pennsylvania countryside being chased by another train, followed by a helicopter and pursued by police cars probably qualifies. It’s like “Unstoppable” was made for the award (and indeed, it’s one of five nominees for this year’s sound editing Oscar). “Unstoppable” is a recounting of one day in the lives of Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington, “The Book of Eli”), a veteran engineer and his new partner, rookie conductor Will Colson (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”). Due to a mistake at the rail yard, a massive unmanned locomotive carrying several tanker cars full of highly toxic chemicals barrels down the tracks toward the city of Stanton at speeds high enough to guarantee it will derail on a dangerous curve in the heart of town. Barnes and Colson, who are on the same line in an engine car of their own, are Stanton’s only hope. The sound mixing for “Unstoppable” must have been quite a feat. In just one scene, there’s train whistles, steel-on-steel braking, the whir of a news chopper, emergency sirens, a cell phone conversation, a personto-person exchange, radio contact between Barnes and the rail yard, and dramatic music to back it all up. “Unstoppable” is competing against “Tron: Legacy,” “Inception,” “True Grit,” and “Toy Story 3” for the sound editing Oscar. On Sunday, we’ll see if the film lives up to its name. Lin Weeks is a junior majoring in finance and marketing. Upset with his omission of the DVD you were most excited about renting this week? Vent at lweeks@wisc.edu.

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Known for titling her albums the age at which she wrote its songs, ‘21’ eloquently expresses Adele’s breakup woes much the same way ‘19’ did in 2008.

Adele bares her heartbroken soul once more As a gospel-disco R&B sophomore effort, ‘21’ proves to be yet another timeless record with its overwhelming honesty, raw lyrics Ann Rivall

ArtsEtc. Editor Though critics were quick to pen her as the less self-destructive version of Amy Winehouse with her sultry, soulful pipes, London songstress Adele Adkins has proven yet again that despite being only 22, she possesses a kind of old soul talent and lyrical integrity that is beyond her years. Adele conveys lover ’s ache in such a raw fashion it is almost hard to digest at moments, especially when compared to the sugary love ballads of Katy Perry. Devoid of synthesizers and over-produced accents, Adele’s sophomore effort, 21, exhibits a new level of emotional and lyrical maturity for the young English songbird. On her debut, 19, listeners collectively rode on the emotional rollercoaster of her breakup catharsis as she bared her heartbroken soul and with her latest release, fans can expect the same amount of hefty breakup baggage, but with more accentuation of Adele’s blissfully

breathtaking vocals. 21 begins with “Rolling in the Deep,” a confident, upbeat gospel tune that blatantly exposes the perpetrator of her heartache. Beginning the album with, “There’s a fire starting in my heart/ Reaching a fever pitch/ And it’s bringing me out the dark,” Adele strikes hot with a vengeance against the one who caused the darkness and tears and readies the listener for the divulgence of emotion about to spill out onto the remaining tracks. Like an electric shock to the heart, “Rolling in the Deep” establishes that 21 is indeed a vulnerable breakup album, but it’s undoubtedly deeper than that: It’s about reflection; the cool clarity one gains after amputating the malignance of a failing relationship. 21 seems to be the sonic equivalent of a certain scene in “500 Days of Summer.” In the scene, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character receives some much-needed perspective from his little sister as she attempts to pull him out of his post-breakup selfpity. She says, “Look, I know you think she

was the one, but I don’t. Now, I think you’re just remembering the good stuff. Next time you look back, I really think you should look again.” Perhaps Adele received the same advice because 21 is chockfull of a second-glance perspective. On the piano ballad, “Someone Like You,” she personifies the bittersweetness that often follows from the stinging realization that an ex has moved on, and displaces that anger with, “Never mind, I’ll find someone like you/ I wish nothing but the best for you, too.” With the production guidance of Rick Rubin, Columbia Records copresident and Def Jam Records co-founder who is stylistically notorious for stripping songs to their naked vocals and minimal instrumentation, 21 seems to shed the pop influences that defined 19. Thankfully, Rubin recognizes that Adele’s powerhouse vocals need little embellishment. Though it’s hard to pinpoint any missteps on 21, the continual breakup theme that pervades throughout the album’s 11 tracks

can grow daunting. At times Adele also seems to contradict herself, establishing that she’s moved on in one song and then later declaring, “Whatever words I say/ I will always love you” in another. But with her expressive Etta James-like pipes it’s difficult to dislike anything she sings, especially with her overwhelming ability to translate the breakup cocktail of passion and pain into song. 21 is best summed up with Adele’s own words in “Someone Like You” when she croons, “Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead” — a universality lonely hearts of all ages can relate to.

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Roughed up UW excelling Despite injuries, women’s hockey finishes with 30 wins in “special” season thanks to unmistakable chemistry Kelly Erickson Sports Reporter It’s playoff time. This weekend, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team hosts St. Cloud State at the Eagle’s Nest in Verona. Once a player himself, UW head coach Mark Johnson noted in his press conference Monday that it’s certainly an exciting time of the year. Finishing the regular season with a 30-2-2, 242-2-2 WCHA record and a No. 1 ranking, the Badgers undoubtedly had an impressive season. “I told the team Saturday afternoon that it was a special year, especially for our seniors,” Johnson said. “To win 30 games — not a lot of teams whether on the men’s side or women’s side can go through a season and win 30 games — so it was a special year. Everybody made a contribution.” Yet, regardless of what transpired over the last five months, Johnson asserted the next two weeks are what count the most. “The one thing you have to understand is everybody is at zero right now,” Johnson said. “You can take the regular season either as a successful one or maybe one that hasn’t gone the way you want it to go.”

Injuries jumble lines With one of the longest seasons in sports, injuries in hockey are almost inevitable. In the final series of the regular season, the Badgers were without a full line of forwards, as they were missing freshman Brittany Ammerman, junior Brooke

“To win 30 games... it was a special year. Everybody made a contribution.” Mark Johnson Head Coach UW Women’s Hockey

Ammerman and senior Kelly Nash. Johnson hopes to have Nash back for this weekend’s series, but remains uncertain about the Ammerman sisters. “I anticipate in the next couple days, hopefully getting [Nash] back on the ice,” Johnson said. “The other two, it’s day to day. I’m not sure if they’re going to be available this weekend. It’s the next player in… you still have to play. You try to insert people in and do things from a chemistry

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The Wisconsin women’s hockey team celebrated on the ice repeatedly this season, finishing with a 30-2-2 (24-2-2-2 WCHA) record. standpoint. Then you have to go out and see what’s going to happen.” While obstacles will manifest throughout a season, heading into the playoffs isn’t the most ideal time to have three players out. “You’re going to have obstacles, you’re going to have hurdles you have to step over and you don’t know when they’re going to come,” Johnson said. “You certainly don’t want them late in the season, but you still have to deal with them.”

WARY, from 10 this season, going 5-6 so far. This does not bode well for next month, because the home court advantage will not exist in either of their March tournaments. Last year the Badgers earned a four-seed in the NCAA Tournament. They squeaked past the 13thseeded Wofford Terriers before being upset by the 12th-seeded Cornell Big Red. Ryan seems to be at a loss for the huge discrepancy between

SPRING FOOTBALL, from 10 and the event, as well as the publicity leading up to it, gives us a chance to tell a bit of our story to the wider community — to folks who love UW and football, but may not have heard much about UW nursing,” May said. Alvarez and Bielema have been looking

Duggan, Decker dynamic duo Playing on a line together almost all season, it’s difficult not to notice the chemistry between sophomore forward Brianna Decker and senior forward Meghan Duggan. Duggan and Decker are two of Wisconsin’s top three forwards with 73 and 65 points respectively. They have also developed a friendship off the ice. “I think with [Duggan],

she still continues to grow as a player,” Johnson said. “She works extremely hard at practice. So for [Decker] coming back and having a good summer of conditioning and watching how [Duggan] conducts herself on a daily basis and the friendship they’ve developed not only off the ice, but on the ice, has certainly helped [Decker] blossom into a big time player for us.” As a senior, Duggan’s presence will certainly

be missed next year, but her legacy will live in what she has taught other players like Decker. “Now, she’s a senior and we’re certainly going to miss her when we get done with this run, but her legacy and what she’s been able to do on the ice is going to be in our record books,” Johnson said. “More importantly, what she’s done away from the game, impacting the players that are still here and certainly for the future is probably a bigger statement for her.”

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accomplished as much as it has already this season, there’s not much else UW can do. Thus, it boils down to the most fundamental element of basketball — puting the ball in the hoop.

the home and road performances of his team. “Keep working,” Ryan said. “That’s all I can tell them.” Ryan emphasizes the fundamentals of basketball for road games, as opposed to missed shots. “We have to play good defense, rebound, and make good passes,” he said. “You can’t yell people into being good shooters. You just can’t do it. You can raise your voice on defense, on hustle, or on rebounding, but not with shooting.”

be finding a way to win away from the friendly confines of the Kohl Center. When the Big Ten Tournament arrives, the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis won’t be as welcome. Come the NCAA tournament, wherever Wisconsin plays, it also won’t be as cordial. The notion that the Badgers must shoot better on the road seems too obvious to warrant this much attention. Yet, for a team that’s

for ways to increase attendance for the UW spring game over the past few seasons. The Badgers typically draw around 20,000 fans for the event, while a school such as Alabama plays in front of a nearly sold-out stadium. “I see spring games all over the country where stadiums are nearly sold

out,” Alvarez said. “So, hopefully, this will be another incentive.” “I think this is one idea, or one way we can have a different group of people (at the game),” Alvarez added. “If we have those in the nursing school promote and sell tickets, there’s someone else who may be interested.”

Mike is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. Agree the Badgers’ biggest priority must be improving on the road? Disagree? Let him know at mfiammetta@ badgerherald.com and follow him on Twitter @ mikefiammetta. As for future spring games, Alvarez plans on reaching out to a new part of campus each season to help raise money in a partnership between athletics and academics. “Our plan is to move this around to different units on campus each year,” Alvarez said. “Bret and I will decide.”


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Without Steinbauer UW needs answers After star senior forward tore ACL in right knee last week, Badgers looking for new alternatives Morgan Bradley Sports Reporter Seven days and two games away from the Big Ten Tournament, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team is ready to rebound from this week’s tough losses. Wednesday was especially heartbreaking for the Badgers. Within the first two minutes of the Iowa matchup, senior forward Tara Steinbauer’s UW career was ended with a torn ACL in her right knee. When Steinbauer went down, head coach Lisa Stone referred to it as an “emotional stab in the back” to her players. Steinbauer’s absence on senior day Saturday was arguably even tougher. The Badgers played a physical game but ultimately fell one basket short against an impressive Michigan team, losing 68-66. In her press conference Monday, Stone said the game boiled down to a couple of plays that didn’t go UW’s way. “You take one or two plays and it could have gone either way,” Stone said. “But the bottom line is Michigan made the plays down the stretch and we didn’t. But again, we’re back into our last full week of practice of the regular season and a reminder of how quickly things go.” As much as the Badgers will miss the 13 points and Laura Hill The Badger Herald eight rebounds per game Steinbauer added, Stone Tara Steinbauer averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game before tearing the ACL in her right knee last week. Without the star knows that an ACL injury senior forward, Wisconsin will have to rely on Lin Zastrow, Anya Covington, Ashley Thomas and Cassie Rochel to assist in the paint. does not limit her abilities to

lead off the court. “Tara is a vocal leader, a leader in the locker room, a statistical leader and just a member of the team that we miss,” Stone said. “I mean, we miss her a lot, but we have to move forward. We have to persevere, that’s a great word, in the face of adversity.” Although one is out, Wisconsin still has three seniors who are eager for the chance to earn a big win against Indiana Wednesday. The Hoosiers (9-17, 3-11) have a zone that will give the Badgers a chance to spread the floor and knock down shots. In the last game against Indiana, Stone recorded her 500th win. However, she wasn’t about take all of the credit Monday, as she credited Steinbauer with having her best defensive game of the year. Stone also mentioned her plans of showing the team clips of what Steinbauer did and looks to junior Anya Covington to fill the void defensively. After Indiana, Wisconsin ends its season with a huge rivalry game at Ohio State (14-12, 9-5). “They’re playing [at] a very high level. They won at Purdue yesterday. We and they are the only two teams to beat Purdue in the league at Purdue,” Stone said of the Buckeyes. “We’re treating this as a one-game season. For us right now, it is playoffs. Every game we play right now is a playoff game,” Stone said.

Men’s track and field focuses on Big Ten Indoor Championships After 9 meets this season, Badgers looking forward to competing in season finale Erin Barney Sports Reporter The Wisconsin men’s track team has continuously exhibited its mettle, which should prove useful in the upcoming Big Ten Indoor Championships. The indoor season is very short, consisting of less than 10 meets that end with the Big Ten and NCAA championships just two weeks apart. This leaves little time for preparation, but the 13th ranked Badgers show promise. Head coach Ed Nuttycombe is very pleased so far and has high expectations for the upcoming meets. “I’d like to think that we’re in the hunt to contend for a championship,” Nuttycombe said in his press conference Monday. The Big Ten has been a very competitive conference in track and field this year. Nuttycombe anticipates a battle between six strong teams fighting for just three top spots. On paper, Indiana seems to have the best shot at first. “We are very excited about it and looking forward to the challenge this weekend,” Nuttycombe

said. There are very few seniors on this year’s roster, so a large burden will fall on the younger athletes’ shoulders. So far, that hasn’t been a problem, as sophomore Maverick Darling is heading into the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a No. 1 seed in the 3,000 meter run. Red shirt freshman Jay Cato also holds the first seed in the heptathlon. “It’s always a little precarious to be counting on young people who have never been in this meet before, but these athletes are good and I’m confident that they will do well,” Nuttycombe said. Nuttycombe is also pleased with the development of several other underclassmen on the team, such as sophomore sprinter Gavin Robertson. Robertson is from the Milwaukee area, and in high school he focused more on his soccer skills. However, Nuttycombe is very impressed with his growth on the track. “His development has been nothing short of amazing in such a short period of time,” Nuttycombe said. Last year, Robertson finished second in the 200 during the Big Ten Outdoor

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Sophomore sprinter Gavin Robertson, a Milwaukee native, has impressed head coach Ed Nuttycombe with his growth on the track. Championship. This year, he is ranked favorably in the 60 and the 200. Not only is Robertson a key member of the team as far as putting points on the board, but Nuttycombe also enjoys the character he exhibits off the track.

“He’s got a lot of spirit. He is quickly developing into a team leader, especially in that short sprint area,” Nuttycombe said. Cato is also making an impression. Along with obtaining the No. 1 seed in

his first heptathlon, Cato automatically qualified for the NCAA championship, a significant accomplishment considering the NCAA takes only the top 16 athletes in each event. “He is extremely talented, a great learner and very

eager,” Nuttycombe said. “He has got a long way to go, but I think he has got a great future. He is going to make an impact not only at the conference meet, but I think he has a chance to do well at the national meet, too, in heptathlon.”


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Men’s hoops wary of streaking Michigan With only 4 games left, Wisconsin striving for improved play on road Max Perkins Sports Reporter With less than three weeks until Selection Sunday, Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan knows that his team is sitting pretty for the NCAA Tournament, with 20 wins so far this season. He also realizes that several of the Badgers’ next opponents are looking for a signature victory to improve their chances of making the big dance. Wisconsin is currently third in the Big Ten with a 10-4 conference record and the selection committee would have to look long and hard at any bubble team that beats the Badgers over the next couple weeks. Wisconsin will be trying not to do any favors on Wednesday, as they travel to Ann Arbor to take on the streaking Michigan Wolverines, winners of six of their last eight games. ESPN’s resident bracketologist Joe Lunardi does not believe they have

the resume to make the cut, but a victory over the Badgers this week would definitely put the 17-11 Wolverines into the mix. In January, the Badgers drubbed the Wolverines 66-50 at the Kohl Center, but Ryan knows that they are a very different team now. “They’re playing better together,” Ryan said. “They’re knocking down shots, and a lot of teams look really good when those outside shots are going in.” He went on to attribute much of Michigan’s recent success to their leading scorer, guard Darius Morris. Not only does Morris lead the Big Ten in assists with almost seven per game, he has also shouldered the scoring load for the Wolverines. Since their loss to the Badgers, Morris has reached double digits in each of the Wolverines’ 13 games. “Morris has been more consistent,” Ryan said. “That’s pretty important when you have the ball in your hand as much as he does.” Michigan isn’t the only

bubble team in the Big Ten, however. Five other teams in the conference are within striking distance of an at-large bid to the Tournament, including Wisconsin’s next opponent, the Northwestern Wildcats. Ryan has an interesting way of preparing his team mentally for games against lesser opponents, such as Michigan and Northwestern. “Every team that we play next is the best team in America,” Ryan said. “I never change that. When we’re doing the scouting report [for Wednesday’s game], Michigan will be the best team in the country.” Ryan mentioned that when and where you face an opponent is crucial. In Wednesday’s case, playing against the Wolverines on their home court and during their push for the tournament will be much more difficult than it was at home over a month ago. The Badgers have struggled on the road

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After a strong season at home, Bo Ryan hopes to improve his squad’s 5-6 record away from the Kohl Center and pick up some momentum heading into the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments next month.

UW spring football game no longer free Tickets will cost $5, but all proceeds will go toward School of Nursing efforts for new campus facility Max Henson Sports Editor University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez and School of Nursing dean Katharyn May announced Monday the UW football spring game will now cost $5 to attend with the proceeds going directly to the nursing school in order to help fund a new school building. The spring game, scheduled for April 23, was previously free for fans to attend, but according to Alvarez, he and head coach Bret Bielema have been anxious to help the campus community and felt the spring game served as a viable fundraiser. “Bret and I have been talking about doing something with the Megan McCormick The Badger Herald spring game and possibly Montee Ball and the Badgers are now charging for admission to their spring football game, which UW hopes will boost attendance. tying it with some unit

on campus, getting them involved and allowing them to benefit from the spring game,” Alvarez said. “This is about us being part of the campus and supporting the campus. … This is one way for us to give back and say thank you.” The money collected from the spring game will aid the Nursing School’s efforts to break ground on the new building. May explained that the fundraising efforts have been tough in the current economic climate, but they are getting close. “We are within striking distance,” May said. May is also excited about the opportunity to increase the Nursing School’s exposure thanks to the partnership with the football program. “Ticket sales will benefit our campaign,

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Kohl Center safety net not quite big enough for postseason success

Mike Fiammetta Mike’d Up Home, sweet home. It sounds silly to debate the origins of that phrase, and it sounds even sillier attempting to explain it. In sports, that surely rings true, perhaps more so than anywhere else. Teams are strong in their home arenas and weaker on the road. That’s about as “sky is blue” as it gets. So when discussion of the Wisconsin Badgers turns toward their remarkable record at the Kohl Center (150-11 under head coach Bo Ryan) — as it always does — UW’s play on the road isn’t far behind. After all, the Badgers are 15-0 at home this year and 5-6 away from Madison (road and neutral site games combined). Perhaps that’s

surprising, given that Wisconsin has actually been the eighth-best road BCS team in the nation over the last five years (29-22, .569). Yet, it’s more likely that the Badgers’ overwhelming success in Madison — which doesn’t just span five years — brings attention to their road record. But how do you explain it? Ask players, and you get answers ranging from the type of balls used to the “friendliness” of the rims and the background behind the backboard. That’s no joke, though — just ask the Badgers what happened down in Orlando at the Old Spice Classic in November. If you ask coaches, you get much less; typically, something along the lines of, ‘Well, it’s just so hard to win on the road these days in Division I. …’ Maybe that’s true, too. After all, what do I know? It’s easy for me to sit here in front of my computer screen and critique different kinds of “synthetic

composite” basketballs or how welcoming rims in different arenas are. What I do know, and what should be clear moving forward, is that the Wisconsin Badgers need to find some semblance of consistency

For a team that lives and dies by the threepointer, Wisconsin desperately needs consistency in order to buck the all-toofamiliar trend of early-round NCAA tournament exits. on the road. Right now is the doldrums of the college basketball season, particularly in the roughand-tumble Big Ten — close-ish to the Big Ten Tournament and inching closer to March Madness. For a team that lives and dies by the three-

pointer, Wisconsin desperately needs consistency in order to buck the all-too-familiar trend of early-round NCAA tournament exits (three of the past four years, UW fell in the second round). The Badgers currently attempt 21.7 three-pointers per game (third-most in the Big Ten and 61st in the nation) and make 37.9 percent of them (fourth and 37th, respectively). In their six losses, they made just 29.1 percent of threepoint attempts. That’s bad. Furthermore, and more telling, Wisconsin makes just 29.7 percent of shots behind the arc in road games. That’s compared to 44.3 percent at home. Clearly, for whatever reason, the Badgers can’t shoot from outside on the road. Moving forward, that means either shift the offense more toward the hoop (unlikely) or start hitting from outside. Of course, it’s not all about perimeter play — that’s just how Wisconsin’s offense is

most widely recognized, especially with five players over 6-foot-6 who can reliably shoot the three. Jon Leuer and Keaton Nankivil are the most frequently mentioned outside threats at the forward position, but Jared Berggren, Mike Bruesewitz and Tim Jarmusz all add solid shooting range, as well. At last-place Iowa Feb. 9, Wisconsin shot just 6-for-33 (18.2 percent) in the first half and entered halftime trailing, 23-18. The Badgers salvaged their game — and a fourgame winning streak — in the second half, shooting 15-for-29 and finishing the game (in overtime, nevertheless) 24-68 (35.3 percent). In Wisconsin’s most recent loss, at Purdue Feb. 16, the Badgers again shot poorly in the first half (10-for-26, 38.5 percent) and were tasked with overcoming a 31-25 halftime deficit. They were unable to do so, despite improving to 42.4 percent in the second half. UW had several

chances — especially late in the game — to silence the crowd and gain the momentum with solid looks from outside, but instead shot 1-for-12 (8.3 percent) from three-point range in the second half. For the game, the Badgers were 3-19 (15.8 percent) from behind the arc. Of course, that came just four days after Wisconsin upended thenundefeated, No. 1 Ohio State 71-67 at the Kohl Center. The Badgers were consistent on offense throughout the game, shooting 25-49 from the field (51 percent) and 1224 from three-point range (50 percent). Again, developing answers or explanations for the inferior play on the road is essentially useless. Yes, Wisconsin obviously needs to shoot better. But tell me that’s not easier said than done. Rather, the point is that the Badgers’ most significant priority heading into March must

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2011.02.22  

The Badger Herald: Volume XLII, Issue 93

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