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Madison, WI Bon Iver serenaded fans at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday in a sold-out show. Singer Justin Vernon, an Eau Claire, WI, native, played indie rock songs off the group’s new self-titled album. Malory Goldin The Badger Herald

GAB announces verifying process will require 50 temporary workers Leah Linscheid Deputy State Editor In the midst of opponents to the recall effort raising allegations of fraud, the Government Accountability Board recently announced it would need more time and additional workers to review the petitions. The GAB released a memo Thursday that said the body would need an additional month and 50 temporary workers to review the recall signatures for Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The memo said an estimated 60 days would be needed to review the signatures, as opposed to the 31-day time period afforded to the GAB by state statutes. According to GAB spokesperson Reid Magney, the additional time is no different than the time the board received in the spring for several recall efforts against senators in the state Legislature.

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“The fact that we’re going to need more time is not out of the ordinary,” Magney said. “It’s something we’ve been saying since last February.” Magney said the relatively large number of additional workers that the GAB is requesting increased from the spring’s recall elections, when the board hired less than 20 temporary workers to aid in the signature-reviewing process. According to Magney, the increase in workers is due to the increase in signatures, which is projected to be near 1.5 million in number. In comparison, Magney estimated the signatures gathered in the spring recalls to be near 200,000 total. Magney addressed fraud rumors surrounding the recall efforts and said United Wisconsin, the organization dedicated to Walker’s recall, has said it has a process in place to find and remove duplicate signatures in their petitions. Calls made to United Wisconsin were not returned as of press time. Ben Sparks, spokesperson for the Republican Party of

Wisconsin, said fraud has been a legitimate concern in the recalls and questioned the effectiveness of efforts to remove duplicate signatures. “Regarding any process put forth by the democrats, checking as many signatures as they claim they will get is a costly and timely process, and they have not put forth any details that make me believe they have any kind of serious mechanism in place to remove duplicate signatures,” Sparks said. Sparks also said fraud is something the Republican Party will continue to monitor carefully through outlets such as the Recall Integrity Center, where citizens are encouraged to share concerns about various recall efforts across the state. Magney said it is the incumbent committee’s responsibility to go through the recall petitions and find signatures it believes are illegitimate. The committee then hands those signatures over to the GAB to inspect and ultimately determine if they should be disqualified.

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Biochemistry building renovations near completion Project includes new research lab, study spaces after being deemed ‘unsuitable’ Tara Hoffman News Reporter Students, professors and researchers at the University of Wisconsin

will soon be able to reap the benefits of a newly renovated Biochemistry complex on campus, set to open to its doors in the coming weeks. The $112 million renovations, a part of the Biochemistry Phase II project, were a response to the age of much of the complex that was deemed unsuitable for research, as well as a need for new

instructional facilities and research space, according to UW biochemistry professor Michael Cox. “As everyone will see, the new renovation has been quite thorough,” Cox said. “It is really a new building, and I think everyone who uses it will enjoy the experience.” The exterior of the old Biochemistry building and the old Agricultural

Journalism building were completely preserved, and the interior of the buildings were revamped along with a six-story tower addition for research, Facilities Planning and Management Project Manager Peter Heaslett said. Cox added the architects were careful to maintain the historic feel of the buildings. He said care was taken

to save the historic murals painted by John Stewart Curry during the Great Depression. He said once completed, the complex will consist of three buildings including the 1998 Biochemistry Phase I project called the Biochemistry addition, Biochemical Sciences and the Biochemistry building. The new Biochemistry building will include

three new classrooms, new instructional laboratories, some computerized classrooms, an undergraduate lounge with office space for undergraduate biochemistry student organizations and a new student services office complex. “The teaching facilities


Most state unions pass recertification Majority of education bargaining groups look to recertify despite limits on powers Leopoldo Rocha State Reporter The majority of bargaining units representing teachers across the state voted to recertify last week, even in light of extensive limits to their bargaining abilities due to legislation approved by Gov. Scott Walker last spring. Around 85 percent of school district unions who sought recertification this year succeeded in an election by school district employees that concluded Thursday. There were 213 school district unions that sought re-certification in this year’s school district union elections. Of those, 182 unions succeeded and 31 unions failed in their attempts to be re-certified, according to a statement from the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. The statement also said the employers and petitioners have up to eight days to challenge the

results. The state elections happened earlier this year, and the municipal elections will be in January, when it will be decided whether or not to re-certify. The school district union elections that took place from Nov. 18 to Dec. 8 include unions that represent teachers, aides, bus drivers, custodial staff and substitutes, among others. The budget repair law passed early this year by Walker and the Republicancontrolled Legislature curtailed the collective bargaining rights for public employee unions in Wisconsin. The budget repair law left unions the ability to negotiate solely over wages, although wage increases cannot be higher than the consumer price index, University of Wisconsin history professor William Jones said in an email to The Badger Herald. Another provision of


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The Harry Potter-themed dance, held Saturday at Union South, raised donations for literacy in Madison and gave students the chance to celebrate the popular series before finals.

Students party for Potter at Yule Ball Event boasted pumpkin pastries, butterbeer; sells out nearly 800 free student tickets Jackie Allen Campus Reporter A University of Wisconsin committee brought students and campus organizations together Saturday night for a “Harry Potter” inspired Yule Ball hosted in a festively decorated Union South hall. The second-annual

Yule Ball was hosted as a charity event for several Madison-based charities with a focus on improving literacy by asking attending students to donate books, toys and other gifts. Wisconsin Union Directorate Publications Committee Director Gayle Cottrill said about 350 books and toys were


donated Saturday night, a drop from last year ’s count of 1,762. “We’re really happy with how it turned out,” Cottrill said. “We kind of wish more people had donated. It might not have been marketed as well as it could have, but overall we’re really happy with how well it went.” These donations will

go to Madison School District Libraries, Madison School and Community Recreation, Schools of Hope Americorps, the Respite Center, the Reach out and Read Literacy Program and Rainbow Books’ Madison Books to Prisoners Project. The Wisconsin Union

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East Wash housing plan gains neighbor support Despite concerns over city height rule, alder says approval is likely for 12 stories Andrew Haffner News Reporter A Madison developer recently proposed a 12-story housing development on East Washington Avenue, a project that could generate controversy because it exceeds the city’s maximum height limit for the area. The building would be constructed by Gebhardt Development and w ould be a $31.5 million combination of apartments, townhomes, commercial space and indoor parking, Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, who represents the area, said. “Residents are tired of the empty car lots, the one story buildings and vacated industrial spaces,” Maniaci said. “The reaction to this has been very enthusiastic.” While residents in the area are generally in favor of construction, a logistical issue with its height remains. A neighborhood development plan was approved five years ago that limited the height of buildings in the area to ten stories, Ald. Marsha Rummel, District 6, said.

Maniaci doesn’t believe the additional two stories will pose much of an issue when the initiative is up for approval. “The market is in such a state that it’s just not possible for developers to do a 10-story building,” she said. “The zoning here is interesting, because while on the side of the street that this development may be built the cut-off is 10 stories, on the other side it’s 14.” Maniaci has submitted a change to the plan to have the 12-story building approved by the Urban Design and Plan Commissions. To streamline the matter, Maniaci said she would like to see members review the change in the plan at the same time they evaluate the validity of the proposal. If the two commissions judge favorably, the proposal will be put forth in front of the City Council. Gebhardt hopes to break ground on the building by April, she said. The residents who gathered at a neighborhood meeting Thursday spoke in support of the extra height, and also questioned what building materials would be used on the site and what degree of “bicycle friendliness” could be expected. According to Maniaci, aside from the issue of height, the proposal

“meets 98 percent of the requirements laid out by the plan.” She added that the project would benefit the community as a whole. “[The building] is incredibly important because it will be the catalyst for the entire East Wash development process,” she said. “A building like this will increase tax value and bring in new residents and businesses to an area that really hasn’t seen much recent activity. It will really set the stage for the next decade in the neighborhood.” Rummel seconded that sentiment. “It’ll bring housing [for] new residents, young professionals,” she said. “Various young people who aren’t ready to own anything and are looking to live in a good, fun neighborhood.” Rummel added she believes the new building could serve as a “landmark” for the neighborhood. However, she sees the potential for conflict over the additional two stories. “We adopted a plan that says ‘10 stories,’ so I could imagine there will be people opposed to this,” she said. “... (But) in the big picture, you’re allowed to build taller across the street. It’s a great location and I don’t think two stories will be such a big issue in the end.”

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YULE BALL, from 1 Directorate Publications Committee sold out of the 1,000 free tickets available to UW students several days before the event with about 800 students attending, an increase of about 150 from last year. In its second year of hosting the event, the committee moved the Ball from Memorial Union to Union South in order to cater to student demand and allow anyone interested in attending the event to come. Cottrill added the committee also increased

RECALL, from 1 According to Sparks, signing a petition multiple times can be illegal if an individual does so with intent to inflate the number of signatures. He also charged liberal groups like One Wisconsin Now have actively encouraged people to sign

their orders for food to ensure the pumpkin pastries, butterbeer and other “Harry Potter” inspired foods lasted throughout the night. Dean of Students Lori Berquam stopped by for the event, dressed as Hogwarts professor Minerva McGonagall. She complimented students’ formal attire before wishing them good luck on their upcoming finals and added the event was a great non-alcoholic opportunity. “It’s a great event,” Berquam said. “I wanted to support it and encourage people to

petitions more than once. “With respect to the fraud and the duplicate signature issues, liberal special interests behind the recalls have shown they’re willing to stoop to any level in order to force this recall effort on Wisconsin families who elected Walker with an overwhelming majority,” Sparks said.

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the a cappella group Fundamentally Sound and an appearance from Bucky Badger. The Badger Ballroom Dance Team also showcased different routines, from typical ballroom dances to songs from “The Lion King.” UW senior Sonya Hesse said the event was improved from last year by the change in venue and improvements in decorations. She added overall the event was fun and a good way to bring students together for charities. “‘Harry Potter ’ is a really important cultural phenomenon for our

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competence’ — the comfort working with News Editor members outside one’s A UW researcher was own ethnic group — honored at the White which can become salient for women and ethnic House Friday minority members for her work to beyond mere ability provide more or competence opportunities to succeed when for women and considering the underrepresented context of the minorities in the environment. fields of science, “Every time Angela technology, engineering and Byars- opens her mouth, mathematics. Winston it transforms my view of the world,” Angela Dr. Molly Carnes, Byars-Winston, a researcher in the a UW professor in the Department of Medicine School of Medicine and and Public Health, was Public Health, said in among 12 individuals an email to The Badger recognized as Champions Herald. “She is truly a of Change as part visionary, and she has of President Barack the knowledge and Obama’s Winning the skills to engage others Future Across America in advancing that vision initiative to recognize with a theoreticallyevidenceeducators, innovators informed, and community leaders based approach.” Byars-Winston said finding creative ways was humbled to improve quality of she life across the nation, by the distinguished according to a statement from UW. Byars-Winston said her time in Washington, “My research D.C., consisted of a shows that we workshop with White all experience House officials and administrators from the barriers.” Angela Byars-Winston Office of Science and UW researcher Technology Policy to address the challenges and solutions for women interested in science- honor, which serves as a testament to the related careers. Senior Advisor to the legitimate nature of on racial, President Valerie Jarrett research greeted the honorees and minority and gender listened as each person issues. Mentoring and career gave a brief description of their work, which counseling have been was streamed live on the fields dominated by anecdotal evidence, she White House website. Byars-Winston was said, and her goal has nominated for the award been to produce solid by the National Alliance evidence that researchers for Partnerships in Equity and practitioners can and the National Girls use to understand how Collaborative Project. cultural elements come She said her research into play, and how one focuses on the cultural can use that information aspects of science and for the greater good. Dr. Richard Page, technology fields that affect how students chair of the Department Medicine, said of underrepresented of populations negotiate in an email to The their direct experience in Badger Herald that department is STEM-related fields with the the perceived pressure “tremendously proud” Byars-Winston’s to represent not only of themselves as individuals accomplishment but also their ethnic or and emphasized the importance of her racial background. focusing on “Part of my research work shows that we all underrepresented experience barriers, white minorities. “Dr. Byars-Winston males included,” ByarsWinston said. “It’s just studies the obstacles women and the type of barriers that for may differ because of our minorities in developing careers in science and culture.” Byars-Winston said her technology. With the research also highlights results of her studies, I how cultural components believe our nation can can contribute to begin to correct the the nature of a work underrepresentation of these individuals in the environment. One factor she has scientific workforce,” he examined is ‘cultural said.

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generation,” Hesse said. “So I think the Yule Ball is a great event for students to geek out together.” According to Cottrill, the committee is interested and looking to host the Yule Ball again next year, turning the event into an annual Publications Committee tradition. “Last year it was totally unexpected how well students received it,” Cottrill said. “We planned for a small event that turned out really big. … We wanted to make sure it remained a ‘Harry Potter ’-themed, charity inspired event.”

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Madison Prep aims to employ non-union teachers Proposed charter school inspires new controversy before Dec. 19 board vote Ally Boutelle City Editor The much-contested plan for the proposed Madison Preparatory Academy, a charter school that would serve underrepresented students, ignited further controversy among the Madison School Board, teachers’ union and community when the plan’s leaders announced their intent to employ nonunion teachers. If Madison Prep is

approved by the Madison School Board when it is put up for a vote Dec. 19, the teachers the plan suggests the school employ will not be members of Madison Teachers, Inc., the union that currently represents all Madison teachers. Laura Deroche-Perez, Director of School Development at the Urban League of Greater Madison, which is leading plans for the school, said gaining approval for nonunion teachers would be a difficult process. The school district has said employing non-union teachers is impossible because of a work preservation clause in teachers’ contracts, she said. The clause says a public school teacher must

bargaining agreements if they cut costs. “If they wanted to, the school district and the teachers’ union could open up their contract and make an exception to the work preservation clause,” she said. “That’s up to the district and the union. Madison Prep is not party to the labor contract.” Madison Teachers, Inc. could not be reached for comment about the proposal. The Madison School District has expressed concern that, as a noninstrumentality, or school that employs non-union teachers, Madison Prep would be too separate from the district. “The [School] Board would have no oversight

be a union member. “The district says we can’t [employ non-union teachers] because of contract,” she said. “Our attorney says maybe we can. There’s a question about whether the work preservation clause is even legal.” Deroche-Perez emphasized the Urban League’s primary interest is in serving underrepresented youth in the community and using non-union teachers is simply a way to make that feasible. She added the Urban League’s likely way around the work preservation clause would be a new law called Act 65, which allows unions to make changes to collective

of the day-to-day operations,” a School Board statement said. “The [Madison Prep] Board would have complete authority to hire and fire staff, direct their work, evaluate their performance and determine compensation.” The statement went on to say the district could not support a district-funded school that expected autonomy. “The noninstrumentality charter school model goes beyond freedom and flexibility to a level of separateness that the Administration cannot support,” it said. Deroche-Perez said freedom from constant district supervision is the goal of a charter school.

“Some of the [district] red tape is getting in the way of kids’ learning,” she said. “Charter schools tend to be more accountable for whatever goals they set because we have a special contract saying we have to meet those goals.” The district statement, however, acknowledged the pressing achievement gap in Madison that Madison Prep was designed to combat. “We know more needs to be done as a district and a community to eliminate our achievement gap,” it said. “We must continue to identify strategies … these discussions, with the Urban League and our community, need to continue on behalf of all our students.”

GOP looks for possible fraud in recall petitions Republican officials charge some groups are encouraging multiple signatures Katie Foran-McHale News Reporter Republican Party of Wisconsin officials are investigating claims of recall petition fraud after a man in Milwaukee said Thursday night he signed various recall petitions 80 times. According to Ben Sparks, spokesperson for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, state GOP officials have also been alerted to multiple instances of misconduct and fraud in the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker, including harassment of individuals opposed to the recall effort, the use of government resources to communicate recallrelated documents and instances of individuals claiming they signed the recall petitions multiple times. Sparks alledged several interest groups affiliated with the recall effort are encouraging people to sign recall petitions multiple times. “This type of behavior calls the entire recall

process into question,” he said. One Wisconsin Now, a left-leaning nonprofit organization, published “Recall Petitioners’ Rights” in late November, stating one can circulate or sign a recall petition even after already signing another recall petition but that only one signature per person will be counted. Sparks said instances

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like this prompted the creation of the GOP’s Recall Integrity Center, a website that allows individuals to report instances of misconduct and fraud. Destroying, defacing or committing fraud with a recall petition is a class one felony in Wisconsin

and could be punishable by up to three-and-a-half years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine, according to the Government Accountability Board statement. Prosecution for recall petition fraud and other acts of aggression related to the recall process is the responsibility of district attorneys. Local law enforcement and district attorneys may investigate alleged election crimes. Sparks also said the issue is not a matter of whether the recall effort will gather enough signatures. “Democrats and liberal interest groups have started advocating the recall from day one. … [The issue is that] this is basically just a partisan power grab on the part of a bunch of sore losers,” he said. The recall effort, which will require 540,208 recall petition signatures to trigger an election, has prompted allegations of acts of aggression by or against people involved in the recall process and recall petition fraud, a statement from the GAB said. Meagan Mahaffey, executive director of United Wisconsin, the political action committee that filed for the recall petitions on Nov. 15, said the committee has always taken the position that people sign only one petition unless they strongly believe their first petition was lost or destroyed. “We have an integrity process in

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Recall efforts against Gov. Scott Walker have been mounting since the campaign launched on Nov. 15 and will require 540,208 signatures to trigger an election. place for reviewing the petitions, but overall I think the discussion about multiple signers and destroying petitions is just an attempt by the Republicans to create confusion and concern

RECERTIFICATION, from 1 the budget repair law was that unions will now face yearly certification elections in which members will decide whether they want to be legally represented by their unions for another year. Before the law was passed, union members could call for these elections at any time, Jones said. WERC Chairman James Scott said the law would create three different elections, according to whether the union bargains with the state,

a school district or a municipality. Scott said a school district union would not have participated in the elections for two reasons. A union that did not file a petition to be recertified could not participate. Also, a union that had a contract in place when the law passed will have to to seek re-certification when the contract expires. Jones said about twothirds of school district unions fell into this category, including the ones in Milwaukee and Madison. He also said some

about this process because it’s all they have left,” she said in an email to The Badger Herald. “Even with millions of dollars on TV ads, they can’t defend Walker ’s record, and that is demonstrated

unions, including the UW Teaching Assistants’ Association, have decided to forgo the re-certification process. “Some unions have decided that it is not worth the resources to recertify, since they have to do it every year and can only bargain over wages,” Jones said. Jones said certification gives unions a legal contract with employers. Without certification, unions could still represent public employees, although “informally and without legal protection.”

in the number of people who are signing petitions all over the state. Over 300,000 people signed a recall petition in the first 12 days of this movement, and thousands more sign every day.”

The law also stated the union had to obtain “yes” votes from 51 percent of eligible voters in order to be recertified, as opposed to 51 percent of those who actually voted. Scott said that provision only had an impact in one of the 213 elections. “I see this as the most undemocratic aspect of the new law, as it holds these elections to standards that we would never consider for other elections,” Jones said. “The fact that unions are reaching those levels shows that they have very strong support from their members.”

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Edgewater developers make appeal for city money Letter charges city committed to plan in attempt to get funds before end of year Ally Boutelle City Editor After years of battle with city officials and residents, developers of the proposed Edgewater Hotel project issued a last push to have city financing and support secured by the end of the year to allow the project to continue. In a letter to Madison City Attorney Michael May, Edgewater real estate agent Michael Green said he has been disappointed

by the city’s lack of effort to push the project forward. “The [Edgewater] developer has worked in good faith and expended significant amounts of time and money since May of 2010 to satisfy all 75 conditions of approval,” he said. After the Madison City Council voted down a proposal to provide the Edgewater project with $16 million to fund the project, the developers were forced to pursue alternate options. Pending city collaboration, Green said, there are two remaining alternatives to the originally proposed funding.

These include the city funding the TIF loan with an appropriation from the General Fund of the City and the city finding an outside short-term source for borrowing before the end of the year, he said in the letter. Green said he and the Edgewater developers believe the project could be approved by years’ end, but feel the city is not doing its part in pushing it forward. “The City is claiming there is insufficient time to complete the TIF Loan Agreement,” he said in the letter. “We disagree. As we were this past summer, we are prepared to immediately commence work to complete and

execute the TIF Loan Agreement.” Green added the city has made a commitment to the developer. “The developer expects the city to work in good faith in meeting its prior commitments with respect to the project, and anything less is nothing but an attempt by the city to avoid its obligations,” he said. In a letter to Green, however, May said the developers had not fulfilled all of their obligations to the city. May said the city still requires construction contracts, proof of condominium presales, proof of non-TIF financing and negotiations

of the terms of the TIF disbursement agreement. May also said the city would require proof of financing. The project requires $74.5 million in financing, only $33.5 million of which is included in a commitment letter. Therefore, the city requires details for the other $41 million, he said. “It is not clear how that lending [of the $33.5 million] will occur, which complicates the city’s ability to prepare a TIF financing agreement,” he said. “There is [also] no evidence of how the remaining $41 million is to be financed. The city needs adequate evidence of that.”

Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said the current state of the project indicates a lack of will on the part of the city. “If there’s a will to get this accomplished within this year, I believe the city would have been able to accomplish that,” he said. “I don’t think there’s a will from the city to get it completed this year.” Resnick said he believes approval by the end of the year is unlikely. “All the conversations appear to be very hostile,” he said. “The only way this goes through is if the developer comes up with a new proposal at a lower dollar amount, but I don’t know if the developer will take on that risk.”

Research at Pole marks 100 years Seung Park News Reporter The University of Wisconsin’s IceCube Research Center will be hosting celebrations in honor of the 100th anniversary of the firstever trek to the South Pole this upcoming Tuesday. Roald Amundsen’s historical trip made IceCube’s and other Antarctic research possible, according to researchers involved with UW’s neutrino research in the South Pole. UW professor and IceCube Principal Investigator Francis Halzen noted how much research has changed since Amundsen’s historic landing. “I find it amazing that the South Pole, 100 years after Amundsen left a tent on the site, is the location of one of the greatest science sites on the planet,” he said. IceCube Computing Analyst Steve Barnet echoed the sentiment. Barnet said he considers Amundsen’s trek “a fairly amazing achievement,” especially considering these original explorers lacked the amenities available for researchers today. These resources, such as arriving via airplane, heated facilities and decent food, prove useful during the three months the program is able to actually operate in the South Pole. According to the project’s website, the IceCube facility was finished December of 2010 after seven years of construction. IceCube is one of the world’s premier neutrino telescopes. It is located at the South Pole and consists of thousands of detectors frozen in the pole’s ice that gauge the movement of neutrinos and offer glimpses into our universe. IceCube Computing Analyst Steve Barnet said the neutrinos seen by the telescope are unique as their trajectories are not affected by matter.

Hence, the neutrinos are not affected by electromagnetic fields unlike other similarly charged particles. “When you see a neutrino, you can pretty much draw a straight line back along its path,” he said. This telescope offers a new way to look at what surrounds us, IceCube researcher Mark Krasberg said. Krasberg also described IceCube as a “pure science experiment” as the telescope not only offers glimpses of things never seen before but helps foster a hope of finding something “totally unexpected.” “There aren’t any direct commercial goals,” Krasberg said. “The main goal is to discover the unexpected. A lot of different studies and analyses are being done with the data.” According to Barnet, the South Pole environment was chosen as it was wellsuited for neutrino study for being very dark and well-protected. The ice at the South Pole also has several benefits to the study, according to the project’s website. This includes being clear, which makes it easier to record neutrino interactions. Krasberg said the centennial of the first journey to the pole highlights the research being conducted at IceCube. “There’s been … an explosion of tourism because of the 100th anniversary,” Krasberg said. “Hundreds of people are going to the South Pole this year.” IceCube will be celebrating the centennial at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Tuesday, according to the statement. The celebration will offer presentations and hands-on activities for visitors to experience Antarctic life and history, including a chance to sign a Bucky Badger flag that will go to the South Pole. The exhibit will be open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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GOP candidates Mitt Romney, former Massachusettes governor, and Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the house, speak during a break in a republican debate on Saturday. Romney criticized Gingrich as a Capitol Hill insider, and Gingrich fired back that an election loss in 1994 prevented Romney from becoming a career politician on Capitol Hill.

Presidential hopefuls square off Republican candidates vie for nomination with Iowa caucuses three weeks away Philip Elliott Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich’s trailing rivals derided the leading presidential contenders on Sunday as insufficiently conservative, each trying to find a second wind in the race to become the Republican nominee with time running out before voting begins. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota combined the two leaders into a “Newt Romney” character. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Gingrich and Romney “come from the same mold.” Texas Gov. Rick Perry said voters aren’t looking for a fact-spewing “robot.” All attempted to claw their way back into the campaign that has suddenly become a twoman race. “As I was studying the candidates, especially Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, it is very clear that there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two of them, because both of them have advocated for the health care mandate. In Newt Gingrich’s case for 20 years.

And in Mitt Romney’s case he’s the only governor in the United States’ history to put into place socialized medicine,” Bachmann said. Iowa’s lead-off caucuses are coming quickly. The candidates have spent months — if not years — preparing for the nominating process that starts Jan. 3. Perry spent Sunday in Iowa and planned to return Wednesday for a marathon bus tour across the state. Gingrich and Romney, meanwhile, planned competing events on Monday in New Hampshire, where Gingrich will end the day debating former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, LincolnDouglas style. Both Gingrich and Romney planned to return to Iowa later in the week. Gingrich, Bachmann, Perry and former Sen. Rick Santorum planned to attend an event with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday, and all planned to participate in the campaign’s 13th debate on Thursday. Yet the topsy-turvy race remains fluid, and the struggling

candidates are hoping to deflate Romney and Gingrich by noting similarities on issues that could concern conservatives. Campaigning in Ames, Iowa, Perry said Romney’s past support for health care mandates should haunt him. “He can deny it as many times as he wants,” Perry told about 150 people in a coffee shop near Iowa State University. “But that is what he thinks.” Earlier in the day, he said voters “are looking for somebody who’s got values that are based with a deep rudder in the water.” Perry’s comments hinted at his own stumbles. As he campaigned last week, he confused Iraq and Iran during a campaign stop in South Carolina. He later said there were eight members of the ninejustice Supreme Court and mangled Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s name during an interview with The Des Moines Register. Similarly, Paul has struggled to find footing despite legions of loyal supporters. The libertarian-leaning favorite of a hardcore slice of the electorate,

BIOCHEMISTRY, from 1 are first rate, and I think all of the students will enjoy using them,” Cox said. “The undergraduate lounge is designed to give our undergraduate majors a real home for the first time.” Additionally, the renovated building will house a new office for the biomolecular chemistry department, Cox said. Heaslett said the biomolecular chemistry department is relocating from the Medical Sciences Center to be side by side with the biochemistry department. “Having these two departments together should spark some collaboration that wasn’t Andy Fate The Badger Herald possible where they were The newly-renovated Biochemistry building, located across from the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery, will open its doors to occupants over winter break. The $112 million project features new research facilities, before,” Heaslett said. Research has been student study spaces and a coffee shop. The facility will now house the biomolecular chemistry department and the biochemistry departments, which will allow for additional collaboration among UW researchers.

Paul has aggressively challenged Gingrich over “hypocrisy” in ads running in Iowa. He also challenged Romney’s bone fides. Santorum, too, sought to cast the pair as unacceptable, saying they differed on peripheral issues during Saturday’s debate but not on core conservative issues. “Gingrich and Romney are in the same place,” said Santorum, who left Washington after losing his 2006 Senate re-election bid in Pennsylvania. And former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who did not meet the threshold to participate in Saturday evening’sdebate in Iowa, said Republicans should take another look at everyone’s record. “People are shopping. They are listening very, very carefully,” he said. Yet there are roughly three weeks until Iowa’s caucuses and much can change in a race that has been remarkably fluid. Conservatives have yet to rally behind a single candidate and Gingrich’s record, as well as Romney’s, could provide the other candidates a chance to climb from behind.

centered in the biochemical building, which now contains a new complex of meeting rooms suitable for hosting mini-symposia, a new space to house approximately 20 research programs, a wide variety of computational and other research support spaces and a coffee house, Cox said. Cox said he believes these renovations will greatly benefit researchers because the building is changing from an unsuitable space to a state-of-the-art facility. The complex will not only supply space for research programs but also a place to foster collaboration and discussion about research. The biochemistry department has a respected history in major research projects, as well as assisting in funding UW research.

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Cuts to sexual assault service providers negligent Hannah Sleznikow Staff Writer Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, 213,000 individuals, or roughly 3.5 percent of the population, will be victims of sexual assault each year. To put these statistics in perspective, reported in 2008 that an estimated 750 rapes or

attempted rapes take place each year at the University of Wisconsin alone. On average, that would amount to two rapes or attempted rapes each day on the UW campus. These statistics are staggering to say the least. The Sexual Assault Victim Services program, a public grant program that provides funding for services to sexual assault victims in the state of Wisconsin, will face a 42.5 percent reduction in government funding in 2012. With nearly half of its funding cut, this program will be forced to reduce the number of services offered. This can only lead to one inevitable outcome — critical programs will be cut, and fewer sexual assault victims will receive the help and services they need.

This radical slash in funding represents negligent legislating on the part of our state representatives, for it demonstrates a failure to recognize what is in the best interest of the people of Wisconsin. Sexual assault is an issue that adversely affects society as a whole. By not coping with it effectively via funding for essential services to help victims and prevent future occurrences, our state representatives are sending a troubling message that sexual assault is not a matter of utmost concern in Wisconsin. The organization that will ultimately be affected by this action is the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. According to the WCASA’s website, it is Wisconsin’s only statewide

coalition solely devoted to ending sexual violence. Its membership is comprised of 46 sexual assault service provider agencies across the state that render aid to victims of sexual assault and their families. Some of the services offered by these agencies include advocacy and counseling services, 24-hour crisis telephone services, professional intervention, prevention education and services for victims with special needs. The drastic cuts in funding will force SASP agencies across the state to decide which of the critical services they offer can be reduced or eliminated entirely. But how can such a decision be made when all services offered are necessary? This is the

difficult question these agencies will face. These funding cuts will surely affect the UW campus. Of the resources for victims of sexual assault listed on the University Health Services website, several are funded directly by SAVS, including the Rape Crisis Center in Madison, which offers a 24-hour sexual assault hotline as well as ongoing support and victim services, and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at Meriter Hospital, which provides medical and forensic examinations following sexual assaults. By slashing funds for SAVS, the state Legislature is sending a clear message to its constituents: Sexual assault is not an issue that

merits appropriate funding. The approach of Gov. Scott Walker’s administration to dealing with budget deficits is completely irresponsible. Recent legislation is telling in regard to what this administration values, yet neither the wealthy nor large corporations favored by the administration are going to stop sexual violence. It is time for the state Legislature to face the reality that sexual assault is not going anywhere, and by not providing the services necessary to help victims and prevent it from occurring, they are being nothing short of negligent. Hannah Sleznikow ( is a senior majoring in political science.

Compromise needed to ensure Mifflin’s future Charles Godfrey Columnist After a wild and debauchery-driven day on the streets of Mifflin last year, Mayor Paul Soglin said he was in favor of scrapping the party entirely. Two people were stabbed and 162 were arrested, and in the words of the mayor himself, “By noon you had kids who were staggering drunk.” Soglin’s meteoric rise to power in Madison politics began in 1969 when he was arrested at the first Mifflin block party, which was at that time organized by students to protest the Vietnam War. Yet the times they are a-changin’, and last spring he explained that such a dangerous event with an alcohol-centric party culture had to end. Soglin, never afraid to go against the grain, is a man apart in his wish to put the proverbial kibosh

on the great Madison end of the year event. Not surprisingly, a strong majority of students is in favor of maintaining the block party as an annual tradition. Students have found support in neighborhood organizers such as Alders Scott Resnick, District 8, and Mike Verveer, District 4, as well as organizations such as Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. and the Mifflin Neighborhood Association. On his District 8 blog, Resnick wrote, “I disagree with the mayor and police department’s response,” and “I continue to support the Mifflin Street block party.” The Mifflin Neighborhood Association has held discussions of the future of the block party, and on Thursday, students met with campus and city officials to search for a compromise. At Thursday’s meeting, the Associated Students of Madison released the results of a student survey concerning the party. Seventy eight percent of respondents plan to attend Mifflin, and 70 percent agreed that the

party is “necessary.” On the other hand, 30 percent acknowledged that last year’s block party was “out of control,” and 64 percent agreed that “outsiders caused the problems last year.” Fifty four percent agreed that the purpose of the party is to drink. Mifflin is a necessary part of student life at the University of Wisconsin. However, last year’s event got completely out of hand. The drunkenness quotient was through the roof, and the motto of the day may have been “Well, it’s five o’clock somewhere.” Mayor Soglin has vowed to put a stop to the block party if it continues to revolve around binge drinking. When tens of thousands of drunken party-goers, some of them visitors who came from far and wide to take part in the festivities, are crammed onto a couple of city blocks, safety is at risk. The most appalling stories of last year’s party were the two stabbings, one of which left a UW student with life-threatening wounds. The suspect was a 22-year-old man

Violation of Wisconsin Idea should result in contract’s end Alexandra Rezazadeh Guest Columnist While celebrating the victory of last week’s football game, many of us will undoubtedly be purchasing Wisconsin attire in our excitement for the Rose Bowl. But it doesn’t occur to most of us how our sweatshirts were made, and it shouldn’t have to. In fact, any brand that licenses with Wisconsin is bound to a labor code of conduct, mandating basic standards of labor rights. Adidas, the main manufacturer of Wisconsin apparel nationwide, has flagrantly disregarded this agreement. Last year, Adidas withdrew from a factory in Indonesia, leaving 2,800 workers without their $1.8 million in legally mandated severance pay when the factory closed. For Adidas, which profited $7.9 billion in 2010, this $1.8 million constitutes a mere sliver of their worth. For the Indonesian workers, however, this represents the loss of multiple months’ wages. This is not an isolated incident, but is an example of a disturbingly common pattern in the apparel industry: In the past year, workers were stripped of $500 million in severance

due to brand-name companies refusing to accept their responsibility to their workers. Adidas has gone so far as to state that severance pay is against their company policy. Not only does this policy legally violate their agreement with the university, it ultimately defies the Wisconsin Idea of commitment to moral accountability. Because Adidas depends on the business they get from the University of Wisconsin and other universities, UW has leverage over them. When the university contacted Adidas, they refused to take the responsibility mandated in our contract; therefore, our only course of action is to cut this contract. Adidas is free to tarnish their image, but they are not free to tarnish Wisconsin’s — we can go elsewhere for products that are made sweat-free. In fact, Student Labor Action Committee undertook a similar campaign in 2010 with great results. When Nike refused to pay its workers $2.5 million in severance pay, Wisconsin and other universities cut their contracts with the company, who responded by paying its workers. It is critical that the university takes immediate action to

address this issue. With every day of inaction, the workers continue to struggle without their rightfully-owed pay. In light of these types of events, the university has a Labor Licensing Policy Committee, which is supposed to “develop, evaluate, and recommend to the chancellor policies to end the university’s relationship with corporations that practice sweatshop labor abuses,” according to their bylaws. The LLPC has advised the chancellor to give Adidas 90 days to remediate the situation. At the end of the period, if Adidas has not paid the workers, the council advised the university cut ties with the apparel company. Now Chancellor David Ward just needs to follow the advice of his advisory committee. This issue requires the chancellor’s undivided attention. The student body of our campus stands for more than this kind of behavior and this contract is being violated. The chancellor needs to proceed accordingly — cut the contract. Alexandra Rezazadeh ( is a junior majoring in biology. She is a member of the Student Labor Action Committee.

from Green Bay. Students and city officials have pointed to out-oftown attendees as the instigators of violence at the block party. In the most prominent and life-threatening case of violence last year, this is true. If Mifflin is to live on, Mayor Soglin, city officials and students must reach a compromise that finds a balance between the necessity of an end of the year party and how to reduce its inherent safety risks. Mifflin has a long and colorful tradition that began as a countercultural protest movement and has morphed into the penultimate expression of Madison party culture. Both of these are important elements of Madison’s identity as a community. More importantly, Mifflin is an opportunity for students to blow off end of the year steam before running the gauntlet of spring semester finals. It is also one of the only parties organized for students, by students, to which everyone is invited, making it a quintessential

part of student life. I remember my first Mifflin fondly, with a twinkle in my eye. At the same time, recent block parties have been plagued by elevated numbers of arrests, trips to detox and violence. Part of this may be the result of last year’s removal of the ban on open containers, and the increased presence of out-of-town party-goers. If Mifflin is to continue, it should be framed as an event for UW students and neighborhood residents. As much fun as it is to have thousands of high school friends sleeping on the floors of apartments throughout Madison that weekend, they can find their own party. Mifflin is first and foremost an end of the year celebration for the Madison community. Soglin has expressed concern over widespread intoxication at last year’s event. This is hardly reasonable, because in lifting the ban on open containers at last year’s party, the city did not even make a token effort to limit alcohol consumption. In order

to pacify the mayor and keep this year’s party more manageable, the open container ban should be reinstated. Students will still drink to their heart’s content, and the city will have a party that is, at least on the surface, more contained. Most of the 162 arrests last year were for public intoxication, underage consumption and public urination. The city can address these issues by reinstating the open container ban and providing public restroom facilities. Students must also take initiative to encourage partiers to mind their Ps and Qs and treat the police with respect. This type of compromise is necessary to keep Mifflin alive for generations to come. An emphasis on good music, good food and moderate drinking are all part of a viable plan for the future of the Mifflin Block party. I hope to see you there next spring. Charles Godfrey ( is a sophomore majoring in math and physics.

Herald Editorial Speaking up Less than a week remains before the University of Wisconsin sends off its latest class of graduates. In the 100th year of the Wisconsin Idea, UW is renewing its efforts to highlight the contributions of alumni, selecting Team Rubicon’s Jake Wood as this winter’s commencement speaker. The process of selecting a commencement speaker should begin more than a year in advance, though at UW it rarely does. It is a process fraught with complications; students seek a big name to commemorate this momentous occasion while the administration seeks to appease alumni and keep the weekend’s events running smoothly. This is an unsustainable process that puts students and administration at odds year after year and limits the appearance of top-tier speakers at UW. Two changes need to be enacted to ensure the success of future ceremonies. The first is the creation of a separate event for all graduates outside of schools’ individual ceremonies in a venue such as Camp Randall. Many of UW’s peers have all-graduate events, but the University Committee — devoid of any student representation — is

unwilling to change the format of UW’s graduation. By bringing all of UW’s graduates together outside of commencement, more attention can be focused on hosting a top-tier speaker at a single event rather than disqualifying them from speaking because they cannot attend more than five events. This still allows for UW to pay respect to its outstanding alumni at individual commencement ceremonies, as in the case of Wood. To facilitate such a large event, however, there needs to be a dedicated shared governance committee charged with reaching out to prospective speakers and combining the efforts of students, faculty, alumni and administration. Many of UW’s peer institutions are able to orchestrate large graduation ceremonies through similar committees. Although the efforts of current class officers are appreciated, the university’s inconsistent organizing of commencement events from year to year ensures the absence of top-tier speakers. Graduates from this world-class institution deserve a world-class speaker to see them off and a voice in what can be one of the most significant days of their lives.

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Bon Iver in wistful retrospect Sarah Witman ArtsEtc. Editor Saturday night, the Madison music scene left nothing to be desired. City residents had an inkling of what was coming weeks beforehand as flyers cropped up all over town — from the Majestic’s “Britney vs. Gaga” event to a threepart musical masterpiece at the Frequency with The Daredevil, Icarus Himself and Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps. Doors opened at 7 p.m., and for once I was there on time with my wits totally about me. The opener, beautifully British singer Lianne La Havas, was a pleasant surprise. I thought for sure it would have been a Midwest native easily upstaged by Bon Iver. Of course, on the latter count, she was. But that’s saying more about Bon Iver’s talent than hers, because at any other show she could have been headlining. The crowd’s response to her Adelemeets-Norah Jones vocals was extremely positive. What stunned me about the Orpheum on this visit was not only its historic and cosmetic beauty, but how full it was. Standing five rows away from the stage gave me a tunnel vision view of what was going on, so it wasn’t until during curtain call that I finally looked back at the audience — I was taken aback by the rows upon rows of people standing and applauding from the relatively expansive balcony and the seats below it. Even prior to the main event, the audience was already in unadulterated awe. The pre-show chatter

had an unmistakable antsy atmosphere, which intensified the longer the wait. Bon Iver’s lateness to going onstage was frustratingly fashionable. There was this pretense, I think, that we were all trying to hold onto before the show: “Calm down, he’s not really a god; he’s just a guy from Wisconsin.” That was soon lost when Bon Iver began to play. Justin Vernon had seven people up on stage with him, and all of them emitted a rock star aura I’d never experienced. The set list they chose to play in Madison purposefully left out several mellower works in lieu of showcasing what I’ll describe as a tremendous, commanding veneer. This brought to light one critical observation: If listeners allow themselves to get lost among its softer pieces of Bon Iver music like “Fall Creek Boys Choir” with James Blake, they could swiftly and easily forget the kind of powerful sounds of which this band is capable.

Songs like “Wisconsin” and “Minnesota, WI” are of course exceptionally accessible to the people of this state — each bar, chord and lyric evokes an emotional vision of its lakes and woods. With the exponential rate at which Bon Iver rose to fame, I feel fortunate to have seen the band at an intimate setting like the Orpheum, and in his home state to top it off. Superficially, this

doesn’t really matter, but half of the reason people go to concerts is proximity to the artist, so I can’t believe that seeing them in a sentimental location is entirely ambiguous — just ask any Chicagoan where they would prefer to see Kanye West if given the choice, or extend to an Ohio native the same question on The Black Keys.

There was this pretense, I think, that we were all trying to hold onto before the show: “Calm down, he’s not really a god; he’s just a guy from Wisconsin.” That was soon lost when Bon Iver began to play. Vernon repeatedly expressed his intentions for brevity between songs so that the band could keep playing as much music as they could before the end, but he did make a point to emphasize that this performance was significant. Although the other members’ origins range from North Carolina to New York, he assured the audience that statements like “I’m so glad to be here, Cincinnati!” aren’t quite as heartfelt as when made within a 200-mile radius from Eau Claire, Wis. Vernon has the unique ability to craft a clear picture of a location through merely the imagery of his rich, rolling and dulcet singing. For example, in “Flume,” where he croons, “I move in water, shore to shore / Lapping lakes like leery loons” with the exquisite inexactness of an impressionistic painter. Songs like “Wisconsin”

and “Minnesota, WI,” are of course exceptionally accessible to the people of this state — each bar, chord and lyric evokes an emotional vision of its lakes and woods. Those who have experienced Wisconsin’s physical geography first-hand fully understand, and other listeners are just fortunate enough to take part in the musical allusion. Throughout the show, pre-tears accumulated but were not shed — with Vernon in such close proximity I felt I had to hold it together. This is more than many, many others in attendance could say: I’m talking to you, girl who screamed “You’re sooo talented!” during Vernon’s only solo performance. That said, Bon Iver’s members also impressed. The seven other band members play an astounding variety of instruments, and definitely rival Vernon’s vocal talents during harmonies. He made a joke about them, in particular beat boxing trombonist and singer Reggie Pace, sometimes garnering more attention than him on stage. My personal favorite to see live was Michael Noyce, from Madison. As much as his appearance would suggest otherwise, he is older than 18. He was Vernon’s guitar student for several years before college, and his talents on that instrument, while great, are surpassed by his voice. The band’s encore consisted of a cover sandwiched between two tracks off of For Emma, Forever Ago. Even still, the concert seemed cruelly short: One second of soul-crawling magnificence when in a just world they would have played for an eternity. In a word, breathtaking can only describe the experience as a whole.


Dress business-pro for smaller dough

Emma Austin Fabulous and Broke Columnist One of the little things I absolutely love about college is the wardrobe. It is completely acceptable to wear sweats to class, and although I try to avoid it, it’s fantastic having the option. And then, as someone who loves dressing up in fun and unique tops and skirts, weekends are the best. Throw in a game day outfit here and there, and you’re pretty much set. Unfortunately, in the real world, these two sets of clothing aren’t going to get you very far. If you walk into your office wearing a Bucky T-shirt and some sweatpants, good luck trying to go back the next day. But just because suits instead of sweats are traditional office attire, that doesn’t mean the clothes you wear to work have to be boring. In this column, I want to give some general guidelines for what is acceptable for the office, but also on keeping your own personal style and enjoying the clothes you get to wear. One of the first aspects of a professional wardrobe is that it is obviously a bit more conservative and classy than you would

wear out to the KK on a Thursday night. I’m not saying that you have to get rid of these outfits or pack them away in a box; save them for when you go out for drinks on the weekends with your friends. First, the ladies. There are a couple of staple pieces that every young professional woman should start to acquire. The first essential is a crisp and clean white blouse. These are so versatile, and they can be paired with almost anything. Luckily, these aren’t hard to find, even at lower prices, which is perfect for the college graduate worried about all their new expenses. Then, there’s the black skirt — and luckily nowadays, there are even more variations on the traditional pencil skirt (different waist levels, lengths, designs), but having one is always a good idea. A skirt that hits right near the knee, maybe a little above, is where you want to be. Although there are a few more pieces I think are pretty important, enough about lecturing you on what you need to buy to look presentable in the office. While many people will have similar pieces, there are still ways to retain your personal style while still staying classy and respectable. One of the easiest ways to do this is with your accessories. Really take advantage of these little additions to make a statement about what you want

your style to say about you. From necklaces to earrings to bracelets, shop for jewelry and bags that add some color and creativity to your business attire. Another thing not many people think about that can show your style is the way you do your nails — because it is such a small part of your look, a funky nail color or design won’t be overwhelming, but it can definitely make a statement. In addition, channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and find some fabulous shoes. One of the nice things about wearing neutral tops and bottoms is the freedom it gives you in experimenting with colors and types of shoes. I would probably stick to wearing heels, but not necessarily stilettos — I don’t want you to kill your feet day after day, so flats once and a while are just fine. And don’t feel like you need to follow in Carrie’s footsteps (sorry for the pun) and shop at Manolo Blahnik — just find a comfortable and stylish pair at a price you feel like you can afford. Once you start acquiring those staples and some accessories to jazz your look up a little bit, don’t be afraid to branch out. Start mixing and matching pieces, throw in a dress or pants here and there, and start adjusting for the weather and what you deem appropriate for your own work environment.

Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot of variety for the guys. A suit and tie is a staple for pretty much every day of the week in most work environments. However, you can still have fun with different colored shirts and an endless selection of patterned ties. For the office, stay away from shirts that are either too dark, like black, or way too bright. These limit your ability to mix and match with different ties. Sticking with lighter colors is a safer bet because a bold shirt and loud tie only work in certain cases; you have a better chance that a tie will work with a lighter colored shirt, such as white, light blue or even light pink or purple. Just make sure if you do choose a colored shirt that your tie includes that same color, or a lighter or darker shade. Although the professional world may seem quite a ways off, I promise it will come around faster than you expect — if you are seeking out an internship for the summer, you will more than likely have to dress in a professional way as well. Start observing now, and start thinking about what kind of work wardrobe you want to put together — it can be fun if you make it that way. Emma Austin is a junior majoring in journalism. Send comments, questions and column ideas to

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“My Week With Marilyn,” now playing at Sundance Theater, squanders an excellent performance by its leading lady with a confused framing structure and poor direction.

New film weak, despite Marilyn Michelle Williams outstanding, but pacing terrible in adapted memoir now in theaters Tim Hadick ArtsEtc. Writer Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne, “Black Death”) gazes upon Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”) almost every Thursday in his academic town’s news theater near London. Despite the disapproval of his family, he dreams of becoming a movie director and pushes his way into a job on the set of “The Prince and the Showgirl” led by Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh, “Pirate Radio”). Little does Colin know, the woman of his fantasies, the name and face known around the world, will soon become all too real. It’s hard to describe in words how brilliantly Williams portrays the late actress. The hype that builds around her arrival in England is brought to a stunning peak when she gracefully exits the plane in London for the first time. Marilyn, as she prefers to be called, handles the press’ questions with ease, but reveals her true insecurities soon after as she questions her acting ability as the lead in the theater-turnedmovie production. Her genuine stress, sorrow and happiness are clearly displayed by Williams, as is her lingering, deep pain in everything she does that can only be described as a spoiled innocence. Her affair with Colin is intimate on an emotionally overwhelming level that spills out of the screen as she struggles with fame and romance, beginning to question whether she can ever be loved for who she is, not just as Marilyn Monroe. Unfortunately, Williams’ performance is about the only radiant thing in the entire film. From the beginning, the pacing is completely off, starting with a blindingly fast introduction in what seems to be an effort to get Williams on the screen as quickly as possible. Instead of using this time to introduce characters’ backstories in a refined manner, barely believable short dialogues between Redmayne and the supporting cast that feel too much like an afterthought are scattered throughout. Even Colin’s backstory feels irrelevant and the pacing kills any effort to make his struggles with getting into the film business memorable. The film is based on the real Colin Clark’s memoir of his alleged affair with Marilyn, so an obvious attempt at incorporating his internal monologue is made at the film’s beginning and end. It is very brief and seems

forgotten in favor of using Redmeyne’s superb acting to portray his internal struggles, creating a large bump in the film’s flow. Branagh’s performance as Sir Olivier, the old dog lovesick over Marilyn and director and star of the production, completely misses the mark. Branagh’s dialogue feels forced as he speaks with an obviously unfamiliar accent that seems to impair his ability to convey his character’s deep emotional rationale. Sir Olivier’s odd mix of angrily managing Marilyn and his flamboyant nature creates a deep inconsistency apparent throughout. Despite that failing, supporting characters stand out with decent performances that seem muffled by the script itself. Emma Watson (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - Part 2”), playing Colin’s safe-bet girlfriend, defends her role with spoton acting, but is ultimately forgotten halfway through the film. Judi Dench (“Jane Eyre”) plays an aging actress eager to help Marilyn do her best, but her promises of tea and acting advice with the young star are never shown in favor of developing Marilyn’s relationship with Colin. Dominic Cooper (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) puts on his best asshole Hollywood producer accent and plays the part of antagonist to Colin and Marilyn’s relationship. But lack of balance between the importance of these supporting characters and the amount of screen time they receive drags down the film’s flow and message. Throughout the movie, Colin accompanies Marilyn to various places throughout mid1950s England, making beautiful shots of castles and countryside possible. Costumes and makeup help put the audience back to the time period, as did the occasional references to the Cold War. An elderly audience member mentioned the film captured the era exactly how she remembers it. Music is used very strategically with long moments of silence in order to build tension during intimate moments and mainly used to soften the movie’s sadder dialogues between Marilyn and Colin. With such a dazzling performance by Williams, it’s a shame to say the rest of the movie can’t keep up with her charm, elegance and infectious smile.



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Sports MCCUE, from 12 with Ramirez being the only one with stature comparable to Braun’s. This was a season in which Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista led the league with a reasonable 43 home runs and Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp led in runs batted in with 126, statistics that pale in comparison to those of just five years ago. With relatively modest numbers, there was no way the league’s biggest names were relying on human growth hormone or steroids for the extra power. Only one player — Bautista last season — has broken the 50 home run plane over the last four seasons, and professional baseball’s image has increasingly become one of a pitcherfriendly league. As these hitting statistics slide, professional baseball has seen a resurgence of great pitching statistics, a trend capped by Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander taking home the American League MVP, the first pitcher to win the award since 1992. These stats, along with much more stringent testing, had analysts and fans alike believing

BRUST, from 12 over the game the way Brust did.” As a team, Wisconsin shot 20 for 54 (37 percent) from the floor, a mark reflective of the team’s shooting struggles outside of Brust. Freshman forward Frank Kaminsky was the team’s secondmost efficient shooter Saturday, sinking two of his four shots for five points. Forward Jared Berggren was second on the team with nine points on 3-of-7 shooting and forward Ryan Evans scored seven on 2-of-9 shooting. “Both teams were very stingy,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “You have to credit UNLV’s defense, they’re tough to score on.” The Badgers led by as many as 19 points

that Selig and company had cleaned up their game. The faces of the MLB, including a lengthy roster of stars like Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard and Braun, among others, were putting up impressive numbers thanks to a fair combination of hard work and talent. A golden age for professional baseball was developing, one similar to that of the late 1990s, except this time without the eye-popping physiques and locker room syringes. Just as baseball was beginning to turn its image around and show it could attract fans without a regularly rotating single season home run record, the unthinkable happened. Braun’s positive test brings up another inevitable question. If one of MLB’s golden boys is using PEDs, who else is relying on more than just natural talent and strength to put up impressive numbers? It may not be fair, it may not be justified, but it’s the unavoidable product of the National League MVP finding himself embroiled in allegations involving performance-enhancing drugs. For the sake of the game and baseball

junkies around the country, let’s hope that this is an isolated case, and that positive tests don’t await other stars who were helping clean up the league’s image. I honestly hope — and assume most baseball fans feel the same way — that Braun’s positive test truly is just an anomaly as he says, that this is nothing more than a serious misunderstanding. It will likely take several weeks to figure out the validity of the claims and if the rightfielder has a legitimate excuse for increased levels of testosterone, and until then, I’ll be pleading that the steroid era has not made an unwelcomed return. It’s not fair to assume Braun is guilty until all the facts come out, and until then — for the sake of Brewers fans and everyone else — let’s hope that he’s telling the truth.

at the 2:39 mark in the first half, but with no other UW player besides Brust scoring in double figures, UNLV was able to draw closer in the second half. Brust had made three of his four shots at halftime, including a perfect 2-of2 from 3-point range, and Wisconsin led 36-23. UNLV narrowed UW’s lead to 10 points at the 13:45 mark, when forward Mike Moser got through the paint for an easy dunk. Brust’s first basket of the second half then came on a threepointer 40 seconds later to boost Wisconsin’s lead to 44-31. “Ben was moving away from the ball and finding soft spots,” Ryan said. “He’s real good at that. He moves better away from the ball than anybody we have. As a result, he gets wide-

open looks.” Saturday was Brust’s best shooting night since Nov. 26 against Brigham Young in the Chicago Invitational Challenge title game. Against the Cougars, Brust scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 7-of10 from 3-point range. Since then, Brust didn’t score more than nine points in a game before Saturday. Brust now leads the Badgers with 12.6 points per game. Forward Jared Berggren is second with 11.8, and Taylor right falls right behind him with 11.6. “The past three games, a lot [of shots] felt good, they just weren’t going in,” Brust said. “You’ve got to have shooter ’s amnesia and just let it go, keep firing and shoot out of it.”

Ian is a junior majoring in journalism. Do you agree that a positive test from Braun could wreck the league’s drug-free image? Or is the outfielder simply the victim of a misunderstanding? Let him know by emailing imccue@badgerherald. com or tweet @imccue.

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No results from late push Despite 10-1 run with under 10 minutes to play, Badgers fall at home to mid-major Drake Ian McCue Associate Sports Editor With 6:58 remaining on the clock and a one point lead, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team looked prepared to finish their impressive, comefrom-behind victory over the Drake Bulldogs. Disrupting the Bulldogs (4-4) with a defensive press that forced six second half turnovers from Drake, Wisconsin (4-7) went on a 10-1 run that left them with a 45-44 lead. However, the Badgers quickly surrendered their lead as the Bulldogs shot 43 percent from the fi eld, leaving UW with a 65-54 defeat at the Kohl Center. The Badgers were down by as much as 12 in the second half on their home hardwood, but Drake head coach Amy Stephens felt a late run by Bobbie Kelsey’s squad was inevitable. “We came out flat to start the second half, and you knew the Badgers were going to come out on fire to start the second half,” Stephens said. “We got up 10, and then they slapped the press on and really pressured, and we did not handle it well. … From about the 10, nine

STRUGGLES, from 12 UW defenseman Justin Schultz’s leg and past Rumpel. Up 2-0 in the second period, the Bulldogs got another fortunate bounce, as a long shot from Brady Lamb missed the net but bounced hard off the boards and came right to Travis Oleksuk, who just needed to tap the puck in and give UMD a 3-0 lead. “I thought the first two periods tonight were some of our better periods,” UMD head coach Scott Sandelin said. “Just how we were playing; I liked their energy, we were defending well, guys were in the right positions. While UW didn’t take the step it wanted to, the young Badger squad did see a Bulldogs team that has two things that elude Wisconsin: experience and

BOARDS, from 12 percent of their own shots. Wisconsin scored nine points off of those second chances as well. “I definitely like the effort,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “The fact that they did not have an offensive rebound in the first half, I thought our guys did a real good job of getting bodies on people, because they’re (UNLV) pretty athletic, pretty bouncy and a very good rebounding team for the most part.” “We got some offensive rebounds too because there was enough of them to go get. When you’re not making shots, there’s enough opportunities, but we battled them in there on the glass, I can take that.” The Badgers had come out on the short end of the rebounding fight over its past three games against North Carolina, Marquette and Wisconsin-Green Bay, and to see UW getting its hands on loose balls more often than not was a welcome sight. “It just kind of felt like we need to get back to controlling the glass because that obviously results in wins,” forward Mike Bruesewitz said, who scored six points and grabbed a team-best 10 rebounds. “If you look at

HEISMAN, from 12 highest honor away from Griffin, who led the country with a 192.3 passer efficiency rating while throwing for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdown passes and completing 77 percent of his passes. Although there was

minute mark, we knew it was going to come down to the wire, and fortunately we finally adjusted and got some easy baskets, which gave us confidence.” Led by standout guard Taylor Wurtz, who put up 10 of her 12 points in the second half, and senior guard Jade Davis, who also finished with a dozen points, UW spent most of the contest chasing a comfortable Drake lead. While the Bullldogs had no trouble draining high-percentage inside shots and went 5-10 from beyond the arc, the Badgers struggled with a .351 shooting night from the floor and a 24 percent conversion rate from long distance. Despite their loss — the second in four days after dropping a road game to Kansas — Kelsey was impressed with the flashes of a great offensive rhythm, proving that they are becoming comfortable in her new offensive system. “They’re really listening, trying to do the things that we ask them to do,” Kelsey said. “We watched our offensive sets in that Kansas game where we ran no offense at all, and I think they

were determined to show that they can run offense and do the things that we’re asking them to do.” After taking the lead more than halfway through the second period, in a mere 90 seconds Wisconsin was in a five-point hole, a lead Drake only built in the closing minutes to complete an impressive road victory for the midmajor. Powering the Bulldogs in the second half was star forward Rachael Hackbarth, who scored 12 points in the second half and ended the game with 20 points to her name. Though the late drive proved fruitless, coaches and players alike were proud of their second half effort, during which they scored six points off turnovers. “I think it says that we have good team chemistry, and when things go wrong, we stick together,” Wurtz said of the late comeback. “It says that we’re competitive, but we just need to stop putting ourselves in the hole and come right out of the gates ready to play and ready to battle from the very beginning.” Down by nine points

at halftime, the Badgers watched their opponent build on its already sturdy lead, looking to be out of the game before a team scoring effort that included scores by Wurtz, Davis and forwards Anya Covington and Jacki Gulczynski. Covington, who finished a rebound away from a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds, provided a reliable post presence for Wisconsin that was critical to putting them in a position to take control of the Bulldogs in the second half. Senior forward Ashley Thomas aided Covington with five points, and UW finished with 18 points in the paint. On an afternoon in which the Badgers saw nine of their 11 players score, Kelsey made it clear that she is willing to experiment with different lineups if it results in a Zhao Lim The Badger Herald Wisconsin win. Sunday afternoon, that paid off Senior forward Anya Covington (40) powered the Badgers’ post game against Drake in the form of junior with 10 points and nine rebounds, leaving her one board away from a double-double. guard Tiera Stephen, who provided a much-needed going to play. It’s who’s job done, who’s proven spark off the bench in at the end, not in the themselves in practice, during a stretch that got beginning. Tiera didn’t who’s put in the extra Wisconsin back into the start, but she was in there work to do the things that at critical moments, and we need to do to help our game. team. … Whoever can get “If you don’t start, that she made a huge impact. “It’s who can get the it done will play.” doesn’t mean you’re not

the ability to win on the road. UMD improved to 5-03 on the road this season and also improved the longest current unbeaten streak in the nation (12-03). Wisconsin is 0-5-1 on the road this season and despite putting together a sweep of then-No. 5 North Dakota in October and a split with then-No. 1 Minnesota, hasn’t been able to put together a consistent stretch of wins. So did UW take another step back with the loss? “I don’t know. It’s tough to say. I don’t really think so,” sophomore Mark Zengerle said. “We’re playing a tough team, I mean it’s our own rink and we want to win, obviously. But at the same time, we’re missing two big guys in our lineup.” It took a gutsy coaching

maneuver and some Bulldogs penalties for the Badgers to finally score, as they played without a goaltender for 5:42 of the game, the bulk of it at the end of the third period with UW on the power play. Drew Olson was called for checking from behind, giving the Badgers a five-minute power play. At one point, there were six Badger skaters on the ice to three Bulldogs. “I have to be honest with you, the six-on-three with the empty net was Shuey’s (assistant coach Gary Shuchuk) idea,” Eaves said. “He’s been selling that to us for a couple of years since he’s been with our staff. He says, ‘Coach, this works, this works.’” It worked, as UW scored on a six-on-four and a five-on-four advantage. Freshman Brad Navin

scored on a nice centering pass from Schultz at 12:41 of the third. Mark Zengerle extended his point streak to 17 games with his eighth goal of the year, putting away a rebound after Tyler Barnes made a strong drive to the net. Friday night, Wisconsin blew 2-0 and 3-2 leads in a 3-3 tie that pushed the Badgers to 0-3-2 this season in overtime games and 1-12-21 in their last 34 overtime contests. Schultz had a two-goal night and gave the Badgers a short 3-2 lead 28 seconds into the third period. The Bulldogs tied the game less than three minutes later on a long shot at 3:32 of the third period. Caleb Herbert was credited with the goal. UW certainly got its chances to put UMD away. The Badgers had

stats, a lot of times teams that out-rebound usually win and offensively we just had guys going to glass and the ball bounced our way a little bit today. It was just a good team effort.” And with virtually no second chances to speak of for about the first threefourths of the game, the Rebels struggled mightily to crack the Badger defense. UNLV scored 32 points below its season average and turned the ball over 15 times, which UW turned into 19 points. “Defensively, we locked into some things, we recognized some strengths of theirs, our players listened,” Ryan said. “[Assistant coach Gary Close] did a great job with the scouting report, the guys stuck to our rules 90 percent of the time.” After a slow start that saw 17 points scored between the two sides after nine minutes, Wisconsin began to take off in the latter part of the first half, creating a 13-0 run that featured 3-pointers from forward Frank Kaminsky and Josh Gasser. Wisconsin led by as many 19 after that and went into the locker room at halftime sporting a 13-point advantage. UNLV continued to hang around in the

second half, but Brust rescued an offense struggling to score efficiently. He hit four 3-pointers in a span of six minutes, rebuffing the Rebels’ attempts to turn it into a closer game. The Rebels eventually closed to within eight points with just under four minutes remaining, but Brust sunk another three and Berggren added a layup to preserve an 11-point win. Noticeably absent from the day’s scoring chart was senior guard Jordan Taylor, who provided just four points against the Rebels. Although Taylor has spent much of this season taking a backseat to scoring — and to, instead, facilitate the offense — Taylor finished the day 0-for-10 from the field, with six of those attempts coming from the perimeter. Characteristically, however, Taylor led the team with six assists and gave credit to the UNLV defense, which constantly pressured him heavily. “They did a good job of doing that, whatever they were doing, it worked, obviously,” Taylor said. “But … we got a lot of guys on our team who can step up and Ben did that today. If I go 0-for-10 and we win the rest of the games, that’s cool with me I guess.”

no clear favorite to win the award, Griffin was considered by many to be the most likely candidate to win the trophy. Just after the winner was announced, Ball joined the other four finalists in congratulating Griffin with hugs and enthusiastic applause.

“This moment right here, it’s unbelievably believable,” Griffin said in his acceptance speech. “It’s unbelievable because in the moment we’re all amazed when great things happen. But it’s believable because great things don’t happen without hard work.”

eight power plays — four in the second period alone — and converted on only one. Wisconsin spent a combined 12:18 on the man-advantage, but was unable to get much through a Minnesota Duluth penalty kill unit that collapsed around the net and took away shooting lanes. There wasn’t much the Badgers could do but shake their heads and smile. “We came on the bench one time and were laughing because we had so many chances,” Zengerle said. Minnesota Duluth got goals from Scott Kishel and Wade Bergman early in the second period to tie the game at two. After a rough first period, the Bulldogs looked more poised and dangerous the rest of the game, while the Badgers’

YOUTH, from 12 head coach Mike Eaves said. “We’re just trying to get through that and encourage our guys on the bench to play with that poise and confidence — to be authoritative and to have that belief that we can make plays. So that was a good experience for us, to get through that against the No. 1 team in the country.” Finding a way to earn even a single point in the WCHA standings was no small feat; the Bulldogs were undefeated in 12 straight games coming into Madison, but the tie left the Badgers trying to stay level-headed. “We talked about that as a team because there is a side where we’re happy with the point against the No. 1 team in the country, but there’s also that fine line where we cannot be satisfied,” Eaves said. “We had a 3-2 lead in our building, and it slipped away, and we need to take that and build on that for [Saturday]. If we slip tomorrow from where we are tonight, then this game tonight does us no good. We have to continue to push forward, and our attitude is ‘let’s not be satisfied; let’s continue to push.’” The strength Minnesota–Duluth showed, rallying twice to force the tie, and the subsequent comments made by Wisconsin players foreshadowed the 4-2 game two loss to come on Saturday. “I think [the poise to comeback] is part of the reason they won [the national championship] last year,” UW defenseman Justin

Schultz said after game one. “They know how to win and win on the road especially. I think we’re young, but we’re figuring it out. It’s going to take time, but I think we are almost there, and it was a good game tonight.” One day wasn’t enough time. Badger freshman Brad Navin, who scored his

“There is a side where we’re happy with the point against the No. 1 team in the country, but there’s also that fine line where we cannot be satisfied.”

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first two goals of the season in the series, summed up Wisconsin’s game one performance as proof that the Badgers “can play with the No. 1 team in the nation,” but the ability to beat them is another story. All season long, the Badgers have battled, defeating other highlyranked teams multiple times but seeming to stumble in the next opportunity to prove consistent improvement, and game two’s loss was a testament to that trend. “Tonight we were hopeful about taking that next level step,” Eaves said. “But I don’t think we took a step back to where we started, by any stretch of the imagination. We were hopeful we’d be able to build off of last night, but they had a great start

youth began to show. Navin put the Badgers up 1-0 at of the first, scoring his first collegiate goal by tipping a Frankie Simonelli shot. Wisconsin doesn’t play again until an exhibition game against the U.S. Under-18 team Dec. 31. Eaves didn’t get the step forward he wanted Saturday night, but is hopeful it will come in the second half of the season. “We told the boys in the locker room right after, ‘we want to be very clear with you where we stand right now; we like this group of young men that we have in the locker room,” he said. “We see moments that are very encouraging. Those moments have to be more consistent and that consistency is going to come as we grow up together.’”

and we didn’t.” Following both games, there was a sense of frustration from Badger players. Game one featured eight power play opportunities for Wisconsin, yet the Badgers were only able to convert one of them. But the chances were there,and UW forward Mark Zengerle mentioned having nothing to do but laugh as the puck failed to find the back of the net despite many great looks. Saturday UW defenseman John Ramage spoke about the frustrating feeling that “every day in practice we battle hard and we’re doing everything right,” yet the Badgers are struggling to translate that preparation into consistent play and wins. Wisconsin is no doubt talented, but even when down 2-0, frustration wasn’t an emotion that the Bulldogs appeared to have. That is in large part thanks to a veteran team loaded with experience, something Wisconsin doesn’t have yet. “We talked about it all week — they have that intrinsic knowledge after going through what they went through last year in that locker room, and they pass that to the young guys,” Eaves said. “That’s one thing that we miss right now.” While the Badgers try to develop that missing element, it’s back to the drawing board. “We’re going to get back to practice, back to work and figure it out,” Ramage said. “This is something that we need to find out about our team and move forward.”

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Wisconsin cleans boards, preventing Nevada-Las Vegas any offensive rebounds in 1st half RECAP Elliot Hughes Sports Content Editor When the shots didn’t fall in the hoop Saturday for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, they more often than not fell into the hands of a waiting Badger beneath the rim. Then, sometime later,


Brust burns Rebels with 7-of-7 shooting from 3-point, scores game-high 25 points Mike Fiammetta Sports Editor

nabbed 10 offensive rebounds while limiting the Rebels to five — the first of which did not come until over eight minutes had passed in the second half. The job done on the boards helped the Badgers shoot 20 more shots than the Rebels, who converted 39.1

the ball would fall through the hoop for UW. No. 14/16 Wisconsin (8-2) took down NevadaLas Vegas (9-2), 62-51, by employing the deft shooting hand of reserve guard Ben Brust and dominating the glass all afternoon. Brust led all scorers with 25 points on 8-of9 shooting, including a 7-for-7 clip from the

beyond the arc, which tied a school record. Forwards Jared Berggren and Ryan Evans, meanwhile, backed up Brust’s game with a combined 16 points. UNLV guard Chace Stanback led the charge on the opposite end, scoring 16 points on 5-of9 shooting. The Badgers shot 37 percent on the day but

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With Jordan Taylor icecold and the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels mounting a second-half comeback, Ben Brust continued his stunning emergence as a legitimate scoring threat off the bench. In Wisconsin’s (8-2) 6251 win over the UNLV Rebels (8-2) Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center, Brust led all

scorers with 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting. The sophomore guard was a perfect 7-of-7 from 3-point range, tying a school record. On a night where Taylor, the team’s leading scorer with 12.4 points per game entering Saturday, scored just four points on 0-of-10 shooting from the field,

Brust’s hot shooting effort was critical. With the Rebels focusing much of their attention on Taylor, Brust was frequently able to find soft spots on the court — especially beyond the 3-point arc. “We need to do a better job at contesting threepoint shots,” UNLV head coach Dave Rice said. “That was one of

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Mike Moser (43) and the rest of Nevada-Las Vegas had a difficult time cracking the Wisconsin defense Saturday, scoring more than 30 points less than their average heading into the game. the keys to this game — to make sure that we got to shooters. We did not do a good job of that. Even though [the

Badgers] were 10-for-26 [on 3-pointers], we cannot allow one guy to take

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Baseball needs Braun innocent Ian McCue McCue’s View

Zhao Lim The Badger Herald

Forward Mark Zengerle scored the final goal of the Badgers’ weekend, cutting UMD’s lead to 4-2 and extending his point streak to 17 games, second most in program history.

Struggles come after tie Badgers earn another point against top-5 team but succumb to No. 1 Bulldogs in game 2 RECAP Adam Holt Badger Herald Alum At the midpoint of the season, here’s head coach Mike Eaves’ verdict on the Wisconsin men’s hockey team: not quite yet. After a 3-3 tie with visiting No. 1 MinnesotaDuluth in the series

opener, Eaves hoped the Badgers would take a step forward in the second game. Instead, UW fell behind early and lost a 4-2 game at the Kohl Center to head into the midseason break. “What was disappointing is we that didn’t take that mental step to come out and be that dictating team,” Eaves said. “That’s just a sign that we’re not ready

for that step, we’re still awful young.” After an encouraging performance Friday, the Badgers found themselves down 4-0 entering the third period Saturday night. Goaltender Joel Rumpel was pulled midway through the second period after giving up his fourth goal of the night and replaced with Landon Peterson.

And while the Badgers were able to come out strong in the first game of the series and take a 2-0 lead in the first period Friday, the Bulldogs asserted themselves immediately Saturday night. Jack Connolly scored 1:39 into the game, firing a shot from the right half-wall that went off

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Wisconsin’s youth becomes apparent against seasoned Minnesota-Duluth squad SIDEBAR Brett Sommers Statistics Editor Following the Wisconsin men’s hockey clash with Minnesota– Duluth Friday that resulted in a 3-3 tie, Saturday meant just one thing for both teams:

unfinished business. Minnesota–Duluth ended up taking care of that Saturday, winning 4-2 and in the process revealing the difference between a talented top-ranked Bulldogs squad and a talented yet inexperienced Badgers core. Wisconsin (7-9-2, 4-82 WCHA) never trailed

Friday night, taking a 2-0 advantage into the second period and a 3-2 lead early into the third, but was never able to put the nation’s No. 1 team away. UMD (13-3-3, 112-2 WCHA) scored two second period goals to tie the game heading into third and then responded quickly to Wisconsin’s early third period

score. The Bulldogs played strong after that point, limiting any UW opportunities to regain the lead. “In the second half of the third period, their poise and confidence with the puck rose to a level that we don’t quite have yet,” Wisconsin

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The 50 home run seasons are down, the moonshots into the upper deck are less common, but if the allegations against Ryan Braun are true, Major League Baseball may not be as clean as once thought. When ESPN reported Saturday afternoon that the Brewers star — one of the most respected and talented players in the game — tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, it came as a shock to most, myself included. With strict testing in place and a limited number of major leaguers ringing up positive, it appeared that the juicing that once dominated the sport in the late 1990s and early 2000s was now the practice of only a select few. Braun is fighting to clear his name through arbitration, and according to an ESPN story, the Milwaukee leftfielder’s representatives say there are special circumstances regarding the increased levels of testosterone that they are confident will allow him to successfully prove the test wrong. The same story says Braun asked for another test after finding out in late October he failed a test, and he passed the second time around, strengthening his case. However, if the surrounding circumstances fail to explain the positive test, Braun’s elevated testosterone levels are not simply a brutal

disappointment to Brewers fans, but rather a major setback for professional baseball. This is about much more than a potential 50game suspension for the 28-year-old slugger and four-time All-Star that could limit Milwaukee’s playoff chances in 2012. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig wasn’t the only one who felt his heart drop when the news broke, as baseball fans around the country realized there was yet another pothole in the road to returning baseball to it’s fabled, drug-free past. Braun was one of the MLB’s shining young stars, a man who looked to be everything a professional team builds around — strong character, immense talent, commitment to the franchise — but if true, this is a disheartening sign for baseball. When Milwaukee’s front office handed Braun a massive five-year, $105 million contract extension, they thought they had just hit the jackpot. After all, they had just guaranteed the team’s most popular and productive player would call Miller Park his home for the next nine years. It’s certainly true that baseball hasn’t been entirely clean over the last two or three seasons. Most notably, former big hitter Manny Ramirez tested positive for the second time in his career in April, but he was the only active MLB player suspended for performance enhancers in the 2011 season. The 18 other players suspended under the league’s latest performance-enhancing drug policy, adopted in 2008, include a list of mostly unfamiliar names,

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Badgers’ Ball finishes 4th in Heisman race Baylor QB Griffin takes home trophy, UW back comes in behind Richardson Elliot Hughes Sports Content Editor Despite his late surge onto the forefront of the Heisman Trophy debate, Montee Ball will not be Wisconsin’s third running

back to bring the 25-pound bronze trophy back to Madison. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III became the 77th winner of the Heisman on ESPN’s live broadcast of the award’s presentation Saturday night, finishing with 405 first-place votes and 1,687 total points. Shortly after he was announced as one of the five finalists for the trophy on Dec. 5, Ball told the

Badger Herald he would not be disappointed if the award went to someone else. “That’s enough for me right there, just making it, just sitting next to all the great players in the country,” he said. Ball finished fourth in the voting with 22 firstplace votes and 348 points. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck finished second with 247 first-place votes and 1,407 points

while Alabama running back Trent Richardson finished third with 138 first-place votes and 978 points. Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, the last of the finalists present at the ceremony, finished fifth with 34 first-place votes and 327 points. Former Wisconsin running back and the 1999 Heisman winner Ron Dayne was among those

in the audience Saturday, along with UW head coach Bret Bielema and Ball’s parents. Alan Ameche is the other Badger back to have taken home the award — back in 1954. Including his performance in the Big Ten Championship Game, Ball led the nation with 1,759 rushing yards and, with the Rose Bowl Game still to be played, rests one touchdown shy of

breaking Barry Sanders’ single-season touchdown record of 39. “[I] just made sure I soaked it in, talked to my parents, teared up a little bit because it was a dream come true,” Ball said during the broadcast about when he was announced as a finalist. However, Ball’s numbers were not enough to wrest college football’s

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