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Funds pour into recall Gov. Scott Walker raises $13M to dwarf challengers, Falk leads Dem candidates with $977K Mike Kujak State Legislature Editor With the recall election primaries just one week away, a major round of campaign financing figures filed Monday shows the governor with a substantial lead in the money race against his prospective Democratic challengers. Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign leads all other candidates in the gubernatorial race, raising more than $13 million over the last four months. The amount is five times more than all of the Democratic challengers’ donations combined. Comparatively, in the most recent three-month reporting period for the 2012 GOP presidential primary, Newt Gingrich raised less than $10 million. Former Dane County

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Executive Kathleen Falk was the democratic frontrunner, raising a total of $977,059 for the period, spending $884,859 and with $118,062 cash on hand. The reports also showed the state’s largest union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-Wisconsin, donated more than $834,000 to Wisconsin for Falk, a super political action committee in support of Falk. A political action committee for the state’s largest teachers union, Wisconsin Education Association Council, also contributed an additional $43,128 to Falk’s campaign. Coming in behind Falk for funding was Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who raised $830,000, Secretary of State Doug La Follette, with $118,087, and Sen. Kathleen Vinehout,

Gubernatorial Recall Campaign Finance Reports Cash raised this period Walker (R)

$13.1M * Not to scale

Falk (D)

$977K $832K

Barrett (D) La Follette (D)

$118K

Vinehout (D)

$44K

Huber (D)

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Kohl-Riggs (R)

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SOURCE: Campaign Finance Reports

D-Alma, who reported $43,978 in fundraising. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch reported raising $540,562, spending $52,384 and $191,033 cash on hand. According to a statement from Kleefisch’s campaign, 84 percent of the donations came from inside of the state.

Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, said when a candidate has a significant fundraising edge, the candidate tends to win the election. However, he said when the fundraising totals are close, it does not tend to matter if one candidate has a bit more than

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Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk reported just under $1 million in funds raised for her gubernatorial campaign in the recall race. The state’s largest union contributed more than $834,000. the other. “Obviously the quality of the candidate and the mood of the electorate matter too,” McCabe said. “Sometimes if it’s a stronger

Rock Me, Amadeus Russell Adrian, one of the conductors for the UW Ensembles’ Masters Singers, led selections from Bach and Beethoven in a free concert hosted Monday evening. Andy Fate The Badger Herald

Tyson to lead all-grads event Dana Bossen Herald Contributor The University of Wisconsin will bring in world-renowned astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson as the keynote speaker for its first-ever Senior Day for graduates next Thursday. The

Jackie Allen Campus Life Editor

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Famed scientist, writer will address seniors on Terrace for first-ever talk

International studies dean calls review of dept. mission ‘harsh’

A report from a University of Wisconsin faculty committee has recommended the university eliminate the Division of International Studies’ administrative function. According to the committee’s report, the division’s core functions and majority of staff should be redistributed to other campus units that provide “more conducive bases to understand, devise, implement and provide oversight of agendas” related to international studies. The committee, comprised of nine professors and two assistant deans, said there is widespread confusion about the identity and responsibilities of DIS. They were also told in interviews the single unit structure of DIS isolates, separates and segregates international activities and responsibilities. “In our view, the solution is … a more systematic realignment of the architecture of international studies on campus such that lines of authority, and governance systems, are more effective, transparent and efficient,” the report said. They added dissolving DIS will need to be closely tied to deliberations with the chancellor’s office, the provost’s office and the College of Letters and Science to further important activities related to international studies. The report also recommends shifting oversight of International Academic Programs to the provost’s office in efforts to form better relationships with core teaching and learning units, with other titles and responsibilities of key international studies leadership also recommended to change, including the elimination of the dean’s seat for the division. The committee also suggests the provost should establish a study abroad advisory coordinating council to share data, information and guidance as well as encourage all schools

Democratic or Republican year, fundraising is not going to save

Tyson coordinators of Senior Day partnered with the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture

Series to get Tyson to speak at the event. Senior Class President Steven Olikara said the whole idea of Senior Day was to create a “world class send-off” for the graduating class. Tyson will speak on the Memorial Union Terrace at 3 p.m. on May 10. The event is free. Olikara said the Wisconsin Idea emphasizes making the university’s missions of leadership, innovation and public service. This theme makes it a central component to Senior Day’s aim of inspiring students to pursue their

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Next steps for budget uncertain as session ends Jackie Allen Campus Life Editor University of Wisconsin student government members decided to postpone a final effort to decide the Multicultural Student Coalition’s budget, following a decision last week in Student Council to reinstate the group’s funding eligibility. Members cited concerns surrounding the limited amount of time to decide the budget, given the

year’s Associated Students of Madison session ended last night at midnight. ASM Chair Allie Gardner also said in the meeting’s open forum that a conference committee composed of three members of Council and three members of the Student Services Finance Committee, could not be considered fair or viewpoint neutral. She added she had concerns about SSFC’s calls to minimally fund MCSC.

In response, SSFC Chair Sarah Neibart said Gardner was misconstruing her words, amounting to “hearsay.” She added options to minimally fund student organizations are included in student government bylaws. Members also cited concerns over the notification of the meeting, which some said violated ASM bylaws requiring meetings to be publicly announced 24

hours prior. Legislative Affairs Chair Hannah Somers added the lack of public notification left students out of the process. “This room is empty,” Somers said. “I don’t think if this meeting were posted 24 hours in advance it would be empty. This room hasn’t been empty all semester when we’ve been talking about this issue and we can’t in good conscience say we’re giving students a

good voice.” Council Rep. Patrick Piazze-McMahon said he was worried the hearing would not be fair or comprehensive given the limited amount of time to discuss the budget. “My concern as a MCSC member is that we’re not going to have a fully ‘protocoled’ and fully fair and fully developed budget hearing that every other group has, seeing

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Rise of unpaid student internships sparks concerns Leopoldo Rocha Reporter As internship experience increasingly becomes a critical part of college graduates’ search for employment, some have raised concerned about internships in the private, for-profit sector that do not compensate students for their work. Ross Perlin, author of the recently-published book “Intern Nation,” said in an email to The Badger Herald

internships are a “virtual requirement” in today’s job market, a trend that began in the ’80s and has been growing ever since. He argues the system, although it has some positive aspects, is no longer working. Perlin describes a trend in which interns are no longer being financially compensated for their work, a trend he said has worsened since the financial crisis of 2008. Perlin said about one-third to one-

half of all internships are unpaid. “The recession since 2008 has only made things worse: Paid internships have become unpaid, unpaid interns have advanced at the expense of regular entry-level jobs and new groups are turning to internships (recent graduates, people in their 30s or 40s switching careers, high school students) with a desperation that employers are taking

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advantage of,” Perlin said. According to Perlin, colleges usually ensure internships are educationally beneficial to students but added the growth of the internship process in general has led to colleges becoming “complicit” in the unpaid internship system. Perlin said colleges may do this by posting illegal internships, making internships a requirement and charging students for

academic credit gained at unpaid internships. Stephanie Salazar Kann, an internship coordinator at the University of Wisconsin College of Letters and Science, said while unpaid internships may pose a financial strain on students, they can be of value to students and should therefore not be ruled out by some students. “Just because an

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State plan hopes to revitalize Milwaukee Jacob Kaczmarowski Herald Contributor Gov. Scott Walker unveiled a $100 million initiative to boost Milwaukee’s economy on Monday, with a focus on areas of the city where some of the highest rates of unemployment in the state exist. According to a statement from Walker’s office, the Transform Milwaukee initiative is a project that will focus on bringing businesses into the Milwaukee area and helping the unemployed in the area find jobs close to home. Walker said the initiative would also address a glut of foreclosed and vacant properties, create stormwater infrastructure to prevent flooding damage to homes and further establish

transportation infrastructure in the city. Julie Lund, a spokesperson for Walker, said she believes that the initiative will be good for both the state and the city. “Governor Walker knows that for Wisconsin to thrive, Milwaukee must thrive,” Lund said. “His hope is that this project, one of the largest economic development commitments in the state’s history, will serve as a new beginning for the city, restoring it to economic powerhouse status with new jobs and infrastructure.” The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority will lead most of the project by coordinating resources from private and public institutions. Wyman Winston,

executive director of WHEDA, said he was was also excited by the intiative. “We will commit $100 million to support attracting industry and manufacturing jobs.” Winston said. “We will strengthen adjacent neighborhoods to support industry and make a link to advance unemployment efforts. The goal is to invest in industry and housing capital to make Milwaukee the most competitive area for manufacturing in the Midwest.” WHEDA’s resources will include federal tax credits, business development loans, workforce housing financing, residential mortgage loans and vacant property remediation grants. These resources, along with other investments, are expected to generate $200 million of

overall development during the next two years. However, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the recall election, said for eight years, Walker has been working against Milwaukee’s best interests and questioned Walker’s sincerity in a statement on Monday. “With 36 days until he faces voters in a recall election, Gov. Walker is trying to act like he cares about providing jobs to the city of Milwaukee,” Barrett said in the statement. “No last-minute political announcements by Gov. Walker will hide what the people of our state have had to deal with over the last fifteen months.” Despite Barrett’s statement, which

characterized the project as a “last-minute political announcement,” a timeline provided by WHEDA shows the organization has been planning the project since April 2011. The Department of Workforce Development will also be involved in the project creating a bridge from the businesses to the people of Milwaukee. John Dipko, spokesperson for DWD, says the initiative is an added bonus to present efforts. In an email to The Badger Herald, Dipko said the initiative will complement the work that is already underway by the DWD and Department of Children and Families to address the unemployment rate in the City of Milwaukee, which is currently at 10.4 percent.

Water tech aims to reduce bottles Devices appearing on campus fountains have saved about 1M containers so far Andrew Averill Senior Reporter When someone fills up their water bottle using one of the University of Wisconsin’s new water fountains, the number shown by an LED screen in the top-right corner of the machine goes up by one. The machine in the hallway of Memorial Library says 28,044. In Helen C. White Hall’s first floor, the tally is 11,019. At the entrance of the Southeast Recreational Facility, the most current count was 1,887. The numbers increase daily. That count is incomplete, however, and the real total is much higher. The number shows only the amount of water bottles filled since the machine’s filter was replaced, which is changed every 3,000 gallons. After doing the math, UW Sustainability Operations Coordinate Frank Kooistra said the four units located in the SERF and Helen C. White have been used enough times to have avoided the purchase of about 268,000, 20 ounce disposable water bottles since this summer. That’s $402,000 that would have otherwise, Kooistra said, been spent on the 20-ounce, $1.50 disposable water bottles sold in campus vending machines. “The guys around the plant say, you know, that’s a lot of beer money,” he joked. Data on filter replacements exists only from those two, hightraffic areas. But since the programs inception two years ago, more than 60 such devices have been installed in about 50 campus buildings. If statistics existed, Kooistra said he would expect the total of water bottles filled campus-wide to be more than one million. The cost savings inherent to filling up

your own water bottle are dramatic when looking at an individual’s habit over the course of their life, said Faramarz VakiliZadeh, UW’s director of campus sustainability operations. Assuming the average 20-year-old purchases three bottles of water a day at $1.50 — that’s $1,600 a year, and f they live till they are 70, more than $82,000 will have been wasted on disposable water bottles, Vakili-Zadeh said. “That’ll pay for your student loans, no questions asked,” he said, adding later, “Waste is stupid and this is a perfect example of it.” Aside from the convenience of allowing staff and students to stand their water bottles upright to fill them, the devices also purify the water which gets rid of the pipe taste noticeable in some of the university’s older water fountains. Of course, there are still costs associated with installing the devices. Each unit costs, including installation, $3,000 on average, VakiliZadeh said, and might actually increase water consumption on campus. But consumption has been on the decline — more than 41 percent — in the past 10 years thanks to sustainability efforts like UW’s We Conserve program. Vakili-Zadeh said he would have no problem if consumption increases so long as its done smartly and he considers these devices a wise use of resources. When asked why not ban disposable water bottles on campus, VakiliZadeh said he’s been confronted with the idea but does not support such a move. “I’d like to have a choice for people, and for people to choose the right thing,” Vakili-Zadeh said. “And that’s how we will educate people and they’ll become smart users in life.”

REVIEW, from 1 and colleges to ensure their courses with international travel components have been reviewed and recorded. Dean of the Division of International Studies Gilles Bousquet and other division leadership staff said in a letter to Provost Paul DeLuca that the review has been stressful on staff, particularly because of how little information was shared and few indications were given of what to expect

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University of Wisconsin students and guests crowd Mifflin Street during the 2011 block party. In 2012, police are prepared to close the open street within “a few minutes” should concerns arise. A downtown alder also said officers would take a “zero tolerance” approach to enforcement.

With street open, MPD to boost presence at Mifflin 200 officers, police on hand to close street if any safety issues arise at party Leah Linschied City Life Editor As the Madison Police Department continues to emphasize the importance of safety at this year’s event, Mifflin Street will be remain open to vehicular traffic during the Mifflin Street Block Party. According to MPD Lt. Dave McCaw, Mifflin Street will stay open as a result of the party’s lack of an official sponsor. Without an entity requesting a street use permit for the neighborhood, there is no lawful reason to close down the street other than in an emergency situation, he added. However, McCaw stressed safety concerns are a top priority for MPD officers and city officials who will be policing the event. If the safety of Mifflin Street Block Party participants is compromised at any point, the street will be immediately shut down. “We have plans to close the street if it’s no longer safe, but that’s common for any dangerous situation,” McCaw said. “My job is to plan contingencies for contingencies. I plan for if it rains elephants that day. Without a permit, we

from the release of the report. “The overall tone of the report seems unnecessarily harsh,” Bousquet said. “But the committee has offered some constructive recommendations that appear to complement our own discussions regarding the current and future role of the division.” He added they are concerned the report does not present data and analysis to support the committee’s recommendations,

necessary. Each will be paid overtime to wait at the event for the potential shutdown of the street, a bill the city picks up. The lack of a sponsor for the Mifflin Street Block Party is not new this year. Several block parties have taken place over the years without an official sponsor, meaning the street has been open to vehicular traffic in the past as well. McCaw said safety issues have arisen as a result of the open street in years past, though he noted no major incidents involving injuries took place.

“We’ve had near misses, and that’s usually what acts as the catalyst for deciding to shut [the street] down,” McCaw said. “The three minutes it takes to shut it down seem like an eternity, because you’re just hoping no one is hit by a car or injured somehow.” According to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, officers will utilize tools such as enforcing city ordinances, including one prohibiting the obstruction of roadways and sidewalks, before moving to a measure as extreme as shutting down the street. McCaw said other steps will be taken by MPD to ensure this year’s event will be safe for all in attendance. He noted there will be an increased police presence, with approximately 200 officers on duty the weekend of the Mifflin Street Block Party. Individuals arrested at the event will not be ticketed and released on site, Verveer added, but will instead be transported to MPD headquarters at the City County Building. Those who do not have ties to Wisconsin and cannot post bail, set at the price of the ticket, will be arrested and appear before a judge the following week. “The police will take a zero-tolerance approach to any law violations or offenses,” Verveer said. The city will host a meeting open to the public Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Madison Senior Center on

writing they recommend eliminating the division without providing a serious evaluation of its human resources and other current responsibilities. Interim Chancellor David Ward and University Committee Chair Brad Barham said in a letter to members of the committee they will collaborate with various governance groups to review and make determinations about the recommendations. They will also appoint an

interim dean of the Division of International Studies, following Bousquet’s recent appointment as the interim chancellor of UW-Eau Claire. “The report demonstrates a great deal of work by members of your committee and clearly outlines both the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead as we consider which governance structures most make sense for UWMadison,” Ward and Barham said in the letter.

can’t do it legally unless it’s an emergency, and an emergency would be if we can’t control the people and safety becomes an issue.” MPD has planned ahead for such emergency situations. Sixteen extra police officers will be on hand at the event throughout the course of the day and night and will only be given the task of shutting down the street within a few minutes, if

“... An emergency would be if we can’t control the people and safety becomes an issue.”

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INTERNSHIPS, from 1 internship is not paid does not mean it is not a quality experience, and I think that is something that oftentimes gets overlooked,” Salazar Kann said. Salazar Kann added that although some internships do not give a direct wage to students, they might provide alternate forms of compensation for students. Some examples are payment for housing costs as well as providing transportation passes, which allow students to live in more economical areas of cities than the areas in which the companies are based. A 2010 letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis from 13 college presidents around the nation, including UW System President Kevin Reilly, demonstrates the complexity of the issue. The letter urged the federal government to not regulate student internships, as the presidents were afraid employers would no longer offer these opportunities. “We are troubled by the Department of Labor’s apparent recent shift toward the regulation of internships,” the letter read. “While we share your concerns about the potential for exploitation, our institutions take great pains to ensure students are placed in secure and productive environments that further their education.” The letter was in response to the guidelines the DOL released in April 2010 defining what is legally considered to be an unpaid internship in the for-profit private sector. If at least one of these criteria does not apply, the student is therefore legally an employee and is entitled to wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act. According to Perlin, a student who feels the law has been violated can file a DOL complaint or file a lawsuit, which he said “takes bravery and patience.” However, he said the interns are responsible for complaints or lawsuits as there is “generally no active enforcement of the law” by state or federal branches of the DOL, such as the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development or the federal DOL Wages and Hours Division. The law is established on a case-by-case basis, according to John Dipko, spokesperson for the DWD. If someone feels an internship has

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Unpaid internship criteria According to the Department of Labor, an unpaid internship must meet the following six criteria:

• The internship is similar to training given in an educational environment. • The experience is for the intern’s benefit. • The intern does not displace the work of regular employees

• The employer gains no immediate advantage from the intern’s work. • The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job. • The employer and intern understand that the intern will not be paid.

SOURCE: Department of Labor

to students violated the law, they down can contact the DWD, knowing themselves and which Dipko said has what is feasible for them. not happened in more It is a unique time for than 10 years. Dipko students to think about attributed the lack of their circumstances and Salazar complaints at the DWD aspirations,” to students going directly Kann said. Salazar Kann added into court or students filing complains to the students should reach out WHD instead of the to their school or college DWD so that the WHD to find internships that could investigate the are best fit for them, adding that the Buckynet issue. According to Dipko, an online recruiting system internship that requires is a great resource a student to receive for students. She said internships are not academic credit is legal. However, Robert the only way to gain Schwoch, adviser at experience and develop the UW School of critical skills for their Journalism and Mass future, and she, as well as Communication, said other university career students often have service personnel, works to pay for the credit with students to find an and therefore pay for alternative method that interning. Schwoch, who might better fit them. According to Schwoch, also is an adviser to The Badger Herald’s board employers might not of directors, said many be fully aware of the problems students might not be financial able to complete their student may face with internships, desired internship due to unpaid especially those that financial constraints. Salazar Kann said require academic credit. there is sometimes For this reason, Schwoch students to financial aid for students advises in order to alleviate some communicate with their of the financial concerns employers “very politely” whether of taking an internship regarding there would that be any sort of requires compensation, academic “Just because such as the credit. employer Students an internship is paying for may apply not paid noes the student’s for financial tuition. aid to help not mean it is Perlin said pay for not a quality although the the credit, experience,” internship and there process is also a various Letters and Stephanie Salazar Kann has L&S internship coordinator “competing Sciences interests,” the internship last section scholarship available in the summer of his book focuses on to sophomores and solutions he would like juniors that comes from to see implemented. “Students and interns UW alumni, ranging should know and demand from $2,000 to $5,000. The internship search their rights. Colleges provides a chance for should look out for their interests,” students to evaluate students’ their abilities as well as Perlin said. “Employers circumstances, Salazar should take the longer understanding Kann said. For example, view, as an a student should internships determine whether investment in the next they need to be based in generation and knowing Madison, whether they that the way to get the would like a full-time best candidates and internship and other turn them into the best parameters they should employees is through first consider in their internships that pay a living wage and provide search. “[The search] comes real training.”

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ASM Student Council Chair Allie Gardner questions whether a conference committee composed of members of both Council and the Student Services Finance Committee can make fair and neutral decisions. Members expressed uncertainty as to whether the 19th session will be left to rule on MCSC’s funding.

BUDGET, from 1 we only have three and a half hours and seeing as it’s also a very large budget,” Piazze-McMahon said. Neibart also said in a statement released after the meeting she will be recommending interim Chancellor David Ward remand the decision to next year’s SSFC or to minimally fund MCSC in accordance with ASM bylaws. “I’m really disappointed that certain Student Council members voiced their concerns to not give students the right to make this decision,” Neibart said. “They just wanted

TYSON, from 1 dreams. He added the coordinators brainstormed potential speakers for the event in attempts of finding someone who would fit with the Wisconsin Idea’s slogan of “think big, change the world.” In 2007, Tyson was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. He has also made numerous television appearances on popular news shows such as The Colbert Report and The

CAMPAIGN, from 1 you. But with fairly strong candidates on both sides, the one who has more money has the advantage.” McCabe added due to heavy media coverage of these numbers, other things like the main issues and ideas tend to be pushed aside. Public opinion is also affected by these numbers, according to McCabe, who said

the chancellor to make that decision and that’s incredibly upsetting.” She also said SSFC has filed petitions to the Student Judiciary alleging Council members committed viewpoint neutrality violations during the meeting. Neibart added there was notice of the meeting last week, but the agenda was not officially posted until this afternoon. Some members were also scrambling to allow MCSC to present their budget, Neibart said, but were ultimately not allowed to because members voted to overrule her decision to

hold the meeting. Members also debated the legitimacy of the meeting itself, with some citing concerns that the conference committee meetings are only held for internal budget decisions in the case of deadlock or referral to SSFC by Student Council, rather than student organizations’ budgets. ASM Chair Allie Gardner added in an interview with The Badger Herald she is unsure who will make the final decision on MCSC’s budget, but future decisions by would likely be made by next year’s session, set to be sworn in tonight.

Daily Show, according to a UW statement. Tyson also hosts a podcast, StarTalk, focusing on “the intersection of pop culture and pop science” and other breaking news in the field of astronomy. “He’s great for the event,” Olikara said. “We want to inspire students to reach for the stars, both figuratively and literally, and Tyson is perfect for that.” Olikara emphasized the enormous challenges facing students today as they enter the real world. By graduating from a world-class university

and embodying the Wisconsin Idea they can make a difference in the world if they so choose, he said. “Never has it been a more important time for a young leader to lead in this world,” Olikara said. “We think Tyson will inspire young people to not only think big, but pursue their dreams and change the world.” He added Senior Day would also function to bring the senior class together, as well as complementing the weekend’s commencement ceremonies.

the numbers have a subtle but sometimes powerful influence on voter decisions. “People say they never watch political ads or pay attention to fundraising numbers,” McCabe said. “But if you look at the actual behavior of voters, they sometimes dismiss the candidate because they are lacking in the fundraising battle. Their influence seeps in subliminally.” Government Accountability

Board spokesperson Reid Magney said there is an additional deadline for donations that will come in during the next week. The primary for all six recall elections will be held May 8, and the general election will be held June 5. Other significant reporting dates include a preelection report May 29 and a post-election report July 5, according to a report from the GAB.


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Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Catholic school suffers financial woes As reported by the Wisconsin State Journal, I question the strategy of Platteville parishioners who withheld their donations in protest of a bishop’s refusal to remove the Rev. Faustino Ruiz and the Rev. John Del Priore from their positions. This strategy seems to have caused undue harm to St. Mary’s Catholic School without any successful result. In a letter to its constituents, the church wrote, “It has been said that the only solution for saving the parish school would be for me to remove [the priests],” the bishop said. He continued, “This would, I have been told by many people, ransom the school from those who are protesting and return giving to its previous level.” This is a compelling threat, and one the bishop could not possibly ignore. So he asked for evidence that would show the priests ought to be removed, and, according to the letter, “received no examples

of teaching or practice contrary to the teachings of the Church.” He said in the letter he did receive “examples of permissible differences in style, and … examples of human errors, which resulted in relational hurts” but nothing to qualify the removal of the priests. This is exactly where I question the parishioners’ choice of strategy. Why risk the financial security of St. Mary’s Catholic School with the intent that the bishop will give in and remove the priests when there seems to be no evidence to convince him to do so? If there was concrete evidence of contrary teaching, I would understand their protest strategy and this would be a much different story. But, as it stands, it seems foolhardy to make the school suffer. Regardless, the school has suffered, and I wonder why the bishop is being blamed for the

closing. He guaranteed emergency funds, giving the school time to work out a financial plan. To ensure this would work, according to the letter, he “sent members of [his] office of finance … to offer whatever help they could.” Even though he stated “there can be no ‘firing’ of priests by the parish community in the Diocese of Madison,” he was open to the case against Ruiz and Priore and was willing to remove them provided there was concrete evidence indicating that the priests were teaching things contrary to the Catholic faith. This is grounds for the removal of a parish priest, and at that point, it was up to the parishioners to either provide such evidence or relent. They have done neither, and the school closing is an unfortunate consequence. Tom Jensen (tljensen@wisc. edu) is a junior majoring in religious studies.

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ASM members rate UW administrators We are both accountable to the student body for our actions and responsible for engaging the student body in our work. Our power is in our numbers, and we cannot realize that power without effective communication to you, our constituent students, about our interactions with administrators to hold them accountable to you. We hope the following evaluations will become an Associated Students of Madison tradition: a means of recording, reporting on and improving the relationships that ASM grassroots committees and their student leaders have built with administrators and elected officials. Each evaluation highlights student ally-ship, issue advocacy, transparency, outreach and responsiveness. Dean of Students Lori Berquam has worked closely with ASM this past year. For transparency, Berquam on numerous occasions provided helpful information and would often suggest further contacts that can assist in student issues. For transparency, we rate Berquam as strong. Berquam sought to effectively outreach to the student body. She was present at many ASM meetings and regularly met with leadership on student issues. She sought to connect with students in ASM and on her advisory board, ranking her strong in outreach. Berquam was involved in a variety of student issues, however there were many times when projects brought to her attention were not given further attention. She provided the Multicultural Learning Community in Lakeshore project with limited assistance. She gave creation of a fall break lip service but no official support. ASM’s Vote Campaign was often passed on to assistants, but little follow-up was done outside of meetings. Dean Berquam needs improvement in student ally-ship. We agreed that Berquam responded to student inquiries and emails when prompted. However, she often canceled Dean of Students Advisory Board meetings and rarely followed up with issues that especially concerned students, such as the Multicultural Learning Community project in Lakeshore. Dean Berquam needs improvement in responsiveness. Lastly, for issue advocacy, we saw Berquam work in a limited role for student issues. This is exemplified very clearly in the treatment of the Dean of Students Advisory Board. On this committee, Dean Berquam discussed repetitive issues such as the ESFU chant and was passionate about issues that are often trivial or nonstudent issues such as homecoming. Advocacy in regards to Mifflin was, overall, a poor attempt at advocacy, and issues that needed attention such as space for the Ballroom Dance Association in Gordon Commons were not pursued. Overall Dean Berquam needs improvement in issue advocacy. Paul Evans, Director of UW Housing, worked closely with us on a variety of issues such as the Multicultural Learning Center, Knapp House and Gordon Commons renovations. In regards to ally-ship, Evans goes 10 percent of the way, and

students must make up the remaining 90 percent. Evans refused to allow for Ballroom Dance Association space in the new Gordon Commons, even when complete cost coverage was offered. A tentative agreement was set up that would provide space in two years, preventing this group from recruiting and operating for a twoyear period. In setting up a Multicultural Learning Community in Lakeshore, Evans placed building interest entirely on students and was not willing to aid in building awareness. In both ally-ship and advocacy, we determined Evans needs improvement. Evans regularly failed to give out numbers or timelines that would be helpful to student issues. Meetings were often held after issues were decided to make the appearance that students were involved. We agreed that Evans did not show a spirit of shared governance, and transparency efforts were inadequate. In terms of responsiveness, Evans would often act only when carbon copied with other campus administrators. Emails were not always responded to in a timely manner, and often issues were clearly viewed as unimportant. For example, the Knapp House for Graduate Students interviews were undervalued, and there was little responsiveness on this issue. In addition, efforts to reach out to students about their concerns on some of these issues were almost nonexistent. For both outreach and responsiveness, Paul Evans was inadequate. Damon Williams, the vice provost for diversity and climate, worked with students this year on the Center for Equal Opportunity press release, the mock lynching incident and diversity forums. For ally-ship, Williams was extremely helpful in mobilizing students in response to the CEO release in the fall. However, there were questions about the response to the mock lynching incident, and the response was inadequate. Our press release was not taken seriously enough, and no steps were taken to deal with these situations in the future. Williams was adequate in student ally-ship. Williams often did not engage faculty and was not in touch with the schools of social work or education on issues. Also, when heavy discussions of diversity play out in ASM, no resources or support came from Williams’ office. As well, no strategic diversity plan has thus far been produced, and there is a perceived lack of faculty and student support. In issue advocacy, Williams was inadequate. In regards to transparency, there are serious concerns in communication, and often the progress of programs was not made public. For example, the PEOPLE Program, which needs to be analyzed for its effectiveness, cannot be evaluated because this information is not available. Transparency efforts were inadequate. Williams listened to ideas but didn’t often seek them out. The Advisory Board on Diversity and Climate met once or twice a semester this year, and outreach through

shared governance mechanisms is minimal. We were pleased with the diversity forum that was held, however to be more successful this event needs to be more regular and recruited to more people. Vice Provost Williams needs improvement in outreach. Williams was proactive about setting monthly meetings with Diversity Committee leadership and initiated emails. The quick mobilization in response to the CEO release shows effective responsiveness. Vice Provost Williams was strong in responsiveness. Interim Chancellor David Ward often discussed shared governance and ASM in his tenure. Ward worked closely with the University Governance Ad-Hoc Committee Report and proved to be an ally in this issue. The task force on UW Restructuring also saw heavy communication and advocacy for a student presentation. Important references were given to assist in student projects; however, we saw minimal following up on behalf of the chancellor with the contacts referenced. Ward was adequate in student ally-ship. Shared governance was commonly discussed by the chancellor, and he was a proponent of the system and sustainability. Yet there was a significant push for strategic tuition increases and recruitment of out-of-state students, despite often discussing affordability. Chancellor Ward was adequate in issue advocacy. There were concerns about going into mediation with Adidas without consulting shared governance groups, and even when addressed at meetings with students, Ward often went around the issue to not directly discuss it. Ward needs improvement in transparency. Ward was not as much a public face on campus and was more a facilitator, depending on others for outreach. The chancellor needs improvement in outreach efforts. Recognizing the span of the chancellor’s role on campus, we felt the chancellor was responsive in meetings and followed up eventually to student inquiries and issues. For this reason, Chancellor Ward was adequate in responsiveness. Allie Gardner (angardner@wisc.edu) is the chair of ASM. David Gardner (dgardner2@wisc. edu) is the chief of staff of ASM. Brianna Barth (bbarth@wisc.edu) is the Student Activity Center governing board chair of ASM. Hannah Somers (hjsomers@wisc. edu) is the legislative affairs chair of ASM. Sade Johnson (sjjohnson8@wisc. edu) is the university affairs chair of ASM. Ade Afolayan (aafolayan@wisc.edu) is the press office director of ASM. Beth Huang (bphuang@wisc.edu) is the shared governance chair of ASM. Niko Magallón (magallon@wisc.edu) is the diversity chair of ASM.

Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

The Occupy movement, which has been vibrant in the community, is now locked in a debate with the city over a lot they continue to use.

Homelessness is not Occupy the state constitution, citizens are given the right to peacefully assemble, as well as freedom of speech and the press. Nevertheless, the City Council voted April 17 to Christin Wiegand close down the campsite. Staff Writer Protesters press on, arguing their lawsuit is I’m sure by this time a request to continue to none of us find ourselves protest, sleep and meet unfamiliar with the at their current location. also state “Occupy” movement. Plaintiffs Starting on Wall Street that closing down the in New York City, the camp will displace the movement exists to city’s homeless, leaving protest against social them without a place inequality. Phrases such to live and keep their as “I am the 99 percent” belongings. A safe haven for the run rampant, continuing the argument that the homeless is an issue many suffer while the entirely separate from the member of Occupy few prosper. Throughout the year, Madison and should the movement has spread not exist as part of the across the country, argument to keep the growing and gaining protesters’ safe haven in momentum as it moves. existence. Any student As many of us may have or visitor at UW that frequents noticed, the State Street group has can agree arrived in The ACLU there is no Madison. shortage of They are argues the homeless currently people there people on the located are simply street as well on East maintaining as throughout Washington their First the city. And Avenue, while their where they Amendment presence is have set relatively up camp, rights and have every right to harmless, it becoming remains a a home to remain where responsibility many of they are. of the city the city’s of Madison homeless to become population. accountable Although they have lived there for for these people and the past several months, provide a safe place protesters had agreed to for them to stay as well be out by April 30 when as programs in which they first created their they can begin to be “tent city.” While that reintroduced as working day has come and gone, members of society. While the Occupy the protesters remain, movement asking for an extension Madison may be fighting for to prolong their stay. The protesters who social equality, unless have set up camp on the homeless are active East Washington are members of the protest, asking the Dane County it is not the responsibility Circuit Court for a of the city to extend the restraining order from stay of the protesters the city in an attempt on East Washington to save themselves from Avenue so as to lengthen being evicted from their the temporary solution homeless have current campsite and the home. The American found for their lack of Civil Liberties Union shelter. If the city opts of Wisconsin has stated to lengthen the stay of that the protesters, the protestors, it should as a part of the larger be solely to support the Occupy movement, have First Amendment rights complied with their of the protestors. While agreement to maintain the protest site may offer peaceful protests from a home to the homeless, their current location. it is only temporary, As such, the ACLU and it is time that we as argues the people there students and citizens are simply maintaining step up to help them their First Amendment find a more permanent rights and have every shelter. right to remain where Christin Wiegand they are throughout the duration of their protest. (cdwiegand@wisc.edu) As stated in both the U.S. is a sophomore with an Constitution as well as undecided major.

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Band finds good ‘Place for the End’ Milwaukee-based metal band Deadweight embraces name change, different direction Regen McCracken ArtsEtc. Columnist It is a bit unorthodox for a band to have its final show also be its debut CD release show, but that’s exactly what Milwaukee natives A Place for the End did last Saturday. The hybrid debut/farewell show took place at Hartford Town Hall in Milwaukee’s suburbs, and also featured Level the City, Kingmaker, Narrow Hearts and Wolves, with local death metal mainstay A Night at the Chalet headlining. As is usually the case at local shows, the crowd was easily more than 100 people and all received gold stars for energy and participation, probably due in large part to the fact that many of the audience members are in bands themselves and are friends with all the bands on the bill. That it was two-year veterans of the scene A Place for the End’s farewell/debut tour certainly did not hurt the turnout. Although it wasn’t the headliner, A Place for the End got the rare opportunity to play all but two songs on its entire album Hollow, something not generally done, even by big name metal acts — perhaps another benefit of the local atmosphere. Of course, you may be asking yourself why a band would disband after finally putting out material for the public; the answer is a

new band, Deadweight, that is the phoenix rising from A Place for the End’s ashes. Deadweight is composed of the same members from A Place for the End, and vocalist Cade Armstrong, formerly of Madison local group Guardians, said the name change was necessary for members to take their music more seriously. During their time writing full-length songs, they had become “a whole different band” because of countless member changes and increased determination. “We finally have a solid lineup, and it is the first time we’ve had the refreshing feeling that everyone in the band is on the same page and level of commitment,” Armstrong said. The final lineup, for the foreseeable future at least, consists of Armstrong on vocals, Peter Stanislawski shredding on guitars, Dave Tarantino holding down the low end on bass and Cody Ratley keeping the band locked in on drums. Thankfully, the new Deadweight has largely moved away from the breakdown-peppered nature of A Place for the End’s earlier material. The new sound is much more straight metal oriented, and Armstrong said their songwriting influences come from such renowned acts as Veil of Maya, The Black Dahlia Murder and After

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Newly-named Deadweight’s drummer Cody Ratley, guitarist Peter Stanislawski, vocalist Cade Armstrong and bassist David Tarantino ready for fresh but filthy start. the Burial (mainly in the off-time polyrhythms — see “De-Evolution,” the closing track from Hollow, rather than the ‘80s shred-guitar worship that permeates every After the Burial track. On the songwriting process, the vocalist had this to say: “Our songwriting process is very, very grouporiented. We work really well together and always come to an agreement quickly. We jam song ideas and throw ideas around, and the songs slowly take shape. Peter [Stanislawski] often comes up with ideas, and Cody [Ratley] spices them up.” Armstrong’s brutal, vicious, yet extraordinarily intelligible vocal delivery is influenced by progressive deathcore act The Contortionist, as well

as Milwaukee’s resident metalcore monster Misery Signals. While Hollow is not a concept album in that it tells a specific, linear story, Armstrong said the album’s lyrics depict an amalgamation of “how people are taking advantage of everything. … We are going to be what eventually destroys this planet.” With these themes, it is evident that Armstrong’s lyrics are also influenced by The Contortionist, as these ideas are outlined in 2010’s Exoplanet in the form of a true concept album. The Contortionist similarities keep coming in the album artwork for Hollow, done by Cameron Latham of Midnight Society, which bears striking resemblance to the previously noted

Exoplanet. Of course, these evocations of the stellar progressive deathcore group say a lot about the quality of music that Deadweight is putting out; after all, if you are going to draw parallels with another band, it may as well be a great one. The reinvented Deadweight has a bright future if it builds on the evolution that is evident throughout its debut album Hollow, which, happily, can be downloaded for name-your-price via the band’s Bandcamp page (deadweightofficial. bandcamp.com). The band’s progression is blatantly obvious when listening to older A Place for the End tracks such as “Robotech” and “Jack’s Folklore” in comparison to title track “Hollow Earth”

and excellent closer “DeEvolution.” The interludes, particularly the grooveladen, winding penultimate track “Taunt” (in which, gasp, Tarantino’s bass has a starring role) serve well to break up the vicious onslaught that comprises the rest of the album, even if the only metal element they are lacking is vocals. As for when this future will come, straight from the mouth’s mouth, “We will be recording an EP in the very near future, and we are talking with our best friends in Kingmaker about a tour later this summer.” To stay up-to-date on Deadweight’s every Earthshaking step, follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/ deadweightofficial) and Twitter (@deadweightwi).

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Minneapolis’ Jucy Lucy: Hot, fat, cheesy all over Sam Stepp Chew On This Columnist Being from Minnesota, I feel obligated to impart a little of my home state’s cuisine into this column. Since we’re coming up on grilling season, this Tuesday we’re learning how to make the Jucy Lucy, a famous Minnesotan hamburger served at two competing Minneapolis restaurants, Matt’s Bar and the 5-8 Club. The Jucy Lucy is not a spelling mistake (at least, not at Matt’s Bar), nor is it an ordinary hamburger. What’s so special about it?

The middle of the burger is filled with hot, gooey cheese. If you’re thinking “I saw this on the Food Network,” you probably did. “Man vs. Food” covered the 5-8 Club, which is, in my opinion, the inferior burger. The problem isn’t the cheese itself; it’s that they use way too much of it. Matt’s Bar achieves a better balance with a single slice of American cheese. And, sure enough, when “Food Wars” covered the feud, Matt’s Bar came out on top. When I told my roommate, a Green Bay native, about this highly interesting and novel piece of Minnesota cuisine, she informed me in a very “been there, done that” tone that you could find hamburgers like that “all over Wisconsin.” Well.

None of that matters because today I’m telling you how you can get a burger better than any from a bar or restaurant, which is to make it at home. Begin with two pounds of ground chuck (the fattier the better) mixed with a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Two pounds of meat will make about five Jucy Lucys. Form 10 3-oz. balls of ground chuck, and place them between two sheets of plastic wrap. Flatten out the balls with your hand or the underside of a frying pan until they are about five or six inches in diameter. Here’s the fun part: choosing your cheese. You can pick any kind of cheese you want — American, cheddar, Swiss, Colby, pepper jack — as

long as the amount does not exceed the equivalent of two slices of American cheese. You can also arrange it any way you want. I usually go for overlapping squares arranged in a circle. When your cheese is in place, top it with another flattened circle of meat and pinch around the edges to seal it in. Season your meat with salt, pepper and a bit of garlic powder. Heat your grill up to about 160 degrees. When the grill is piping hot, place your burgers on it. When should you flip? About five or six minutes into grilling, beads of grease will begin to form on top of the burger, a result of the burger cooking through the middle. When you see this grease forming, it’s a good time to flip. After you flip the

burgers, salt and pepper the underside. Do not press down on them with the spatula like you’ve probably seen done in movies. This squeezes all the juices out of them so all that fatty goodness is lost to the depths of the grill. And of course, when you’re making Jucy Lucys there’s the added danger of a demolished burger and getting blinded by hot cheese squirting into your eye. It’s difficult to gauge when Jucy Lucys are done for the same reason, since you can’t poke them or cut them open to see if they are pink in the middle, but three minutes is usually a solid bet for the second side. If you’re really feeling gluttonous, you can melt another slice of cheese on the burgers in the last 30 seconds.

After the burgers are done, take them off the grill and tent them with tin foil to keep the heat in. Then, butter and toast your buns. This is important! Meat is important, of course, but crispy, buttery buns really make a great burger. It can be easy to burn bread, so make sure you watch them. As for toppings, I highly recommend onions and mushrooms sauteed with a little butter and minced garlic. And pickles. And ketchup, of course. There you have it: your very own Jucy Lucy. How will you know if you’ve done it right? The first bite will blow your mind. Good luck grilling! Sam Stepp is a senior majoring in journalism. Email recipes, suggestions or comments to ssstepp@wisc. edu.

Dreamy footage but rude storyline awakening in ‘Jiro’ Kitchen knives not all that were choppy in documentary on legendary sushi chef Tim Hadick ArtsEtc. Columnist In a tiny store nestled into a Tokyo Metro station, Jiro Ono’s skilled hands are dancing at his restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. Rice, fish and sauce are combined into a tiny bundle of flavor that can overwhelm every sense. Only the most select ingredients from Tokyo’s fish market and the best rice dealers are acceptable for Jiro’s sushi, and they are prepared with vigorous ritual and care. Jiro’s tiny shop has gained fame in the food critic community, and his brilliance is the focus of David Gelb’s first major

documentary, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” As tiny as Jiro’s sushi shop is, it has been called one of the finest in the world by the Michelin Guide, receiving a rare three-star rating. A food critic in “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” said not only is it worth coming to Japan just to dine at Sukiyabashi Jiro, but that when it was judged by Michelin it was Jiro’s eldest son, Yoshikazu, making the sushi, noting that the full genius of Jiro’s sushi was not critiqued. The price tag on one lunch or dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro is a whopping 30,000 Yen, or roughly $375, and reservations must be placed at least a month in advance. Watching Jiro and his apprentices making and preparing sushi on screen is mesmerizing. Even rice being cooked and readied is engaging and fascinating. Gelb’s camera

work captures Jiro’s 75 years of sushi-making experience put to the test with each mound of rice molded, every slice of tuna and every stroke of the brush filled with succulent sauce. Fitting classical music is added to turn Jiro’s serving of guests into a waltz. Despite some clashing cinematographic techniques, Jiro’s craft is guaranteed to keep an audience’s attention. But “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is not all about sushi. The film jumps its focus from Jiro and his sons’ personal lives and their lives with sushi. There is no clear distinction in the storytelling because the entire family’s focus is on each person’s work. Jiro visits his hometown, tells of his time during and after World War II, and describes his upbringing. The film also covers the differences between Jiro’s children.

While Yoshikazu works at his father’s Sukiyabushi Jiro, his younger son, Takashi, manages another branch of the shop. Jiro explains how his sons were drawn to different aspects of the sushimaking business, and how he is very proud of their dedication. Jiro explains his philosophy of hard work and how he has devoted his life entirely to sushi. He is trying to achieve perfection in his technique but says he will probably never make the sushi to beat them all. Yoshikazu says hard work will only take one so far and that talent must carry quality the rest of the way to perfection. American audiences may disagree with these claims, but the way they are presented in “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is an interesting look into the Japanese traditional mindset.

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” touches on a lot of topics not relating to Jiro that tear away from the film’s focus. For example, while shots of Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market are eye-opening and engrossing, much of this footage feels like fluff to try to make the film longer. There is too much focus on aspects that don’t adhere to the theme of Jiro’s hard work. A serious lack of direction also harms the film’s overall flow. There are so many peaks in narrative that could have been used to end the film that when the finale finally arrives, audiences may wonder if there is more. The tale of Jiro could have been told in a much more straight-forward fashion, but instead Jiro’s life is poorly chopped up. While it’s not impossible to make sense of the jumps, it doesn’t do Jiro justice.

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is entirely in Japanese with English subtitles, immersing the audience in Jiro’s thoughts and imagination. It should be noted, however, that the translation is embellished. Often, when Jiro was giving specific information, his words were changed to more lucid, poetic responses. Jiro’s actual demeanor of language in Japanese is straightforward, looking to convey his thoughts concisely instead of using the flowing language of the subtitles. Seeing a master of sushi at work is an incredible experience. But as a film, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” misses the mark on putting together a good documentary.

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Sports VITAL, from 8 bat from both the right side and left side of the plate. The switch-hitter is currently batting .297 along with a perfect 18 stolen bases on 18 attempts. However, Healy is confident the Badgers’ starting catcher, Maggie Strange, has the arm and talent to neutralize any threats on the base path their opponents may bring. “We’ve been thrilled with junior catcher Maggie Strange’s performance this year,” Healy said. “We’re looking for Maggie to play her game, keep it simple and continue doing what she’s done all season in terms of leading behind the plate.” Sophomore Madeline Lynch-Crumrine is the only Braves hitter with a batting average over .300, boasting a .313 mark coming into Tuesday’s contest along with a .401 slugging percentage and 46 hits this year. One of Bradley’s top hitting threats, Lynch-Crumrine is also Bradley’s best pitcher. A right-handed starter who has eaten up more than 175 innings of work for the Braves’ staff, the do-it-all player currently holds a 10-16 record along with a 2.63 ERA, good for sixthbest in the Missouri Valley Conference. Phoenix bring potent offense to Madison Looking ahead to Green Bay, the Phoenix have an offense that can compete with the best of them, with seven players batting above .270 on the season. In a program fed largely by in-state talent,

HUGHES, from 8 Kevin Zeitler — Cincinnati Bengals Big kudos to Zeitler for working his way into the first round. He’s a mauler on the field and a nice guy off of it. Considering the Bengals’ long, underachieving history under owner Mike Brown (115 wins, 206 losses since 1991), Zeitler appears to have arrived in Cincinnati at the best possible time. Cincinnati went 4-12 in 2010 then had a strong draft that propelled the team to a 9-7 finish in 2011. This year, the Bengals are considered to have had another strong draft class for plenty of reasons, even when you don’t include Zeitler. The 6-foot-4, 315 pounder should also start immediately on an offensive line that wasn’t half bad last season, either. The Bengals finished 26th in the NFL with 3.9 yards per carry (the onus will fall harder on Zeitler to fix

Wisconsin natives occupy 17 of Green Bay’s 19 roster spots. One of those players is sophomore Miranda Reinke. The sophomore outfielder from Milwaukee leads all Phoenix players with a batting average of .374, 11th best in the Horizon League. Rounding out the Phoenix’s .300 hitters are sophomore Stacey Butts (.340, 18 RBI) and senior Amanda Omahen (.321, 18 RBI). In terms of pitching,

“We’re focusing on the process, trying to improve each time we step on the field. The team has really bought in to [head coach Bret Bielema] and the football team’s 1-0 philosophy. We’re putting all of our energy into one game at a time.” Yvette Healy Head Coach

Green Bay will most likely start senior Ashley Nanneman on the mound. Nanneman currently holds a 10-9 record with 3.20 ERA. In the second game, the Phoenix could start either Allison Goecks (57, 3.71 ERA) or Lauren Danner (1-3, 6.61 ERA) against the Badgers. If Green Bay does decide to start Danner, it could

that) but were fourth in sacks allowed with 25. This is a team that will count on plenty of young players for the next few years, and Zeitler should be allocated the necessary time to get into the groove of things along with the rest of them. Peter Konz — Atlanta Falcons Konz has a pretty solid gig going in Atlanta. The offense has playmakers all over the place on offense — Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Julio Jones, Tony Gonzalez and Michael Turner. All the offense needs now is a sturdy offensive line, and it could transcend any defense put in front of it. The look of Atlanta’s frontline appears to be far from figured out. Its returning starting center is 35 years old, and the Falcons already have guards who can make the switch to center. Last year, Atlanta finished 21st with a four yards-per-rush average and allowed the seventh highest

make for an interesting storyline, as the Phoenix pitcher is the high school teammate of the Badgers’ Maria Van Abel. Both hailing from Kaukauna High School, Danner was named to the All-State squad and earned the 2011 ESPN/Gatorade Player of the Year award in the state of Wisconsin. Van Abel was also named All-State that same year. While her teammate may be struggling in her freshman year with the Phoenix, Van Abel continues to be one of the finest bats in the Badger lineup in 2012. She has struggled a bit in Big Ten play but has found her swing as of late, going 6-for-9 from the plate in the Badgers’ last five games and bringing her batting average on the season to a team-best .378. Although the Badgers lost two out of their three games against the Boilermakers last weekend, they became the fastest team in program history to reach 30 wins and also won a school-record 12th conference game on the season. For Wisconsin shortstop Stephanie Peace, the records and wins are all just part of the constant work that goes into improving as a player and team every day. “This season has been very special,” Peace said. “We’re very excited; we’re all thinking about the records, but ultimately you have to come out every day and keep improving in practice and keep improving out on the field during games.”

amount of quarterback hits with 84, so there’s clearly work to be done. Konz is needed, but where he’ll play isn’t known yet. General manager Thomas Dimitroff has said Konz could play guard or center for the team, so until he becomes seasoned with the pro game, he might have to move around once or twice between the two positions. Russell Wilson — Seattle Seahawks For a quarterback drafted in the third round, Wilson finds himself in a superb position to make an immediate impact. Joining him in the quest to become starting quarterback is Tarvaris Jackson — who, for six years now, has never indicated he can be a game-changer for an offense — and then there’s Matt Flynn. Everyone thinks Flynn is locked in to start and succeed as an NFL quarterback.

RUGBY, from 8 up to, especially with a championship on the line. “One of the big terms that we have used this season in games and practices is complacency,” sophomore Kurtis Shepherd said. “We have a bad tendency sometimes to become content with where we are at, and we always need to continue to push ourselves. You can never think past the next game.” As is the case with many of the club sports at the University of Wisconsin and elsewhere, club-level status can often lead to funding disadvantages that give some opponents a huge leg up in their ability to recruit athletes from all across the nation and, in this case, all over the world. “There are only a few colleges in the United States that get a lot of funding, and so most of the teams out there are club sports,” head coach Skip Heffernan said. “Davenport [University] is an example of a small school that decided to put some resources into rugby. “[As a result], they have some rugby scholarships, and they have been able to get some good players, sometimes foreign athletes, like [from] South Africa, to play for them.” The sport of rugby is not new to the UW campus. The first rugby team on campus, founded in 1962, contained a mix of both undergraduate and graduate students and served as a way for local

He’s certainly had some impressive moments as a backup in Green Bay — ones that even broke franchise records. But I still recall a 7-3 loss to Detroit in 2010 when Flynn played the majority of the game and produced a flaccid 62.5 passer rating. Bright as his future might seem, a verdict has not been reached on him just yet. But even if Flynn wins the starting job, Wilson’s athleticism, maturity and decision-making should get him on the field, perhaps in wildcat formations. Nick Toon — New Orleans Saints Surely, the infancy of Toon’s professional career will take a boost given he will be catching balls thrown by NFL-great Drew Brees, but it’s a bad year to be in New Orleans. The bounty scandal left head coach Sean Payton with a season-long

rugby enthusiasts to get a chance to play. Since then, rugby’s popularity on campus blossomed and led to the creation of the UW Rugby Club soon after. This year, the club currently boasts more than 50 members. At the collegiate level, the sport of rugby is played by teams consisting of 15 players with the main goal being to attempt to score a “try” by touching the ball down

“There are only a few colleges in the United Sttes that get a lot of funding, and so most of the teams out there are club sports.” Skip Heffernan

Head Coach

past the opponent’s goal line. This earns a team five points and allows it to take a conversion kick for two more points. It is also possible to score three points by converting a field goal. While to many this scoring system might sound very similar to a certain beloved American sport, the rugby team is quick to point out which sport came first. “Football originated from rugby,” senior captain Ben Knight said. “I know it is pretty foreign to most people, but there are a lot of differences [between the two] also.

suspension and general manager Mickey Loomis with an eight-game detention. Penalties have yet to be handed down for the players involved. And don’t expect Roger Goodell to take it easy on them. It’s good that Brees throws often, but Toon will have to work hard in order to stand out in an offense stockpiled with talent. Even with the loss of Robert Meachem and the 40 receptions he had last year, there’s still Jimmy Graham (99), Darren Sproles (86), Marques Colston (80), Lance Moore (52), Pierre Thomas (50) and Devery Henderson (32) who Brees will probably look for first. Toon’s chances of upward mobility as a rookie on this roster aren’t great, but at least he won’t be counted on for too much early in his career. Bradie Ewing — Atlanta Falcons Ewing was effectively

It’s a continuous game like soccer, but there is a lot of contact like football, which makes the sport unique.” One big factor in the Badgers’ success this season has been the level of experienced studentathletes the team has been able to bring into the club over the last few years. Many of the studentathletes that are currently on the team developed passions for the sport in high school and had four years of high school rugby under their belts before even arriving on campus. “I’ve been playing for six years,” Knight said. “My sophomore year of high school a couple of my friends started playing, … and they told me I would love it because I always enjoyed the physical aspects of sports. I tried it out and fell in love immediately.” Still, the team’s success hasn’t come easily. The Badgers put in countless practice hours, play matches on weekends and spend much of their free time committed to their sport in addition to their coursework. Yet, despite all of that, for these student-athletes it’s all worth it. “It’s just really fun,” Shepherd said. “A lot of people get a rush from being able to do something that they aren’t normally supposed to do. How often does someone tell you to go hit somebody? You’re not normally allowed to do that, and that’s what makes it fun.”

tabbed as heir apparent to fullback Ovie Mughelli when the Falcons drafted him in the fifth round. Mughelli is a 31-yearold with nine professional years under his belt and is coming off a seasonending MCL tear. While he’s still expected to be the No. 1 guy in 2012, Ewing should be next in line to plow the road for Turner, an All-Pro running back. Until then, expect to see Ewing thrive on special teams. Brad Nortman — Carolina Panthers I mean, before the draft, the Panthers didn’t have a punter on the team. They need someone to punt. Nortman can do that. Sounds like a good fit to me. Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism and philosophy. What do you think about the destinations of these former Badgers? Let him know at ehughes@ badgerherald.com.


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Vital stretch up for UW Winning 3 non-conference games in next 2 days crucial toward building NCAA resume Nick Korger Associate Sports Editor

Coming off a series loss on the road to Purdue, the Wisconsin softball team finds itself in a stretch of three nonconference games that have become mustwins if the team wishes to solidify its RPI and build a stronger résumé for the NCAA tournament. With the season winding down, Wisconsin (30-15, 12-6 Big Ten) will welcome Bradley (19-27, 9-14 MVC) for a single game Tuesday night and then proceed to face Green Bay (21-23, 10-11 Horizon League) in a Wednesday night doubleheader. All three games will be played at the Badgers’ Goodman Diamond. Megan McCormick The Badger Herald Wisconsin head coach Sophomore Stephanie Peace, who boasts a .313 batting average and 41 hits on the season, will look to play a key role in helping the Badgers take down Bradley and UW-Green Bay. Yvette Healy said her team

will try to play the brand of softball that has worked thus far for the team while focusing only on the game in front of them. “Our goal right now is to play with passion and determination every game,” Healy said. “We’re focusing on the process, trying to improve each time we step on the field. The team has really bought in to [head coach Bret Bielema] and the football team’s 1-0 philosophy. We’re putting all of our energy into one game at a time.” While Bradley does not bring in an impressive record, the Braves do have some talented players on their roster. Leadoff hitter Julie Sherman adds versatility to the Braves, as the senior infielder can

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Short on funds, rugby still makes noise UW climbs as high as No. 11 in rankings, falls to Davenport in round of 8 Nick Daniels Sports Writer

A strong regular season doesn’t necessarily lead to playoff success, a lesson the Wisconsin men’s rugby team learned the hard way in its Elite Eight loss to the Davenport University Panthers in the USA Rugby National Playoffs last weekend.

Following a regular season that consisted of mostly blowout victories, the Badgers earned their first ever Division I-AA playoff victory Saturday against Missouri before eventually falling to the reigning national champions in a heart-wrenching loss

Sunday. Both matches took place at Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex in nearby Cottage Grove. After a strong showing to begin the tournament led to a Badger rout over Missouri, 51-3, in the round of 16, the Panthers proved to be too much for

the Badgers to overcome in the team’s Elite Eight matchup. The 34-11 loss was only their second of the year. Wisconsin, which came into the playoffs with high expectations, finished its season with a near-perfect 10-1 record, and before the

loss Sunday was ranked No. 11 in the nation for its division according to a poll by rugby-mag.com. Still, as any talented team knows, when expectations are that high, oftentimes the hype can be hard to live

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Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

To the surprise of many, quarterback Russell Wilson (16) was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the NFL draft Friday. The man who snapped him the ball, center Peter Konz (66), was drafted a round earlier by the Atlanta Falcons.

Badger draftees fit in nicely with NFL teams Elliot Hughes Look Hughe’s Laughing Now If you’re an unorthodox sports fan, you may very well rue the day when Mr. Irrelevant is called and the NFL draft ends. It’s a fantastically underrated sporting event. For me, a football fan, all

I need to consider is the fact that there hasn’t been any football on television in almost five months and won’t be again for about another four. Dark days are ahead. Plus, the draft is intriguing for the intersection of the college and pro games it creates. Everyone gets to watch their favorite studentathletes ditch the prefix and step up to the big leagues. For fans of any college football team, it’s pretty fun to watch NFL squads

tell you how good your favorite team was last season. Last year’s conference-winning Wisconsin Badgers were good enough to have six players drafted, with one going in each of the first six rounds and seven more signing professional contracts after the draft had run dry. So, on first glance, how do the draftees fit into their new homes? Come take a look:

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