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Bye, bye Bielema HEAD COACH OF WISCONSIN LEAVES FOR ARKANSAS

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Ian McCue & Nick Korger Sports Editor & Content Editor University of Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema is leaving the program to take the head coaching job at the University of Arkansas, UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez confirmed Tuesday evening. Arkansas’ Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long also confirmed Tuesday night Bielema had accepted the offer to become the head

Odd story puzzles officials Victim’s account of theft near campus raises some questions Molly McCall City Life Editor A 28-year-old Madison male reported a theft on the 700 block of University Avenue Saturday afternoon. According to Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain, the victim claimed he was picking up an acquaintance to give him a ride, but did not know his name, DeSpain added. According to an MPD statement, the alleged suspect is a male, 28-29 years old, 5’7” to 5’8” and weighing 180-190 pounds with a trimmed beard and mustache. The statement said he wore a black sweat suit and black shoes. The suspect reached in the victim’s pocket and stole his money. The victim then chased the suspect to the intersection of North Broom Street and West Mifflin Street, DeSpain said. The victim was stopped from the chase when he met with a man wearing ski goggles, wielding a gun, he added. The victim claimed the

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coach. A source close to the program said Bielema will not coach in the Rose Bowl against Stanford Jan. 1. “I am very humbled and honored to become the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks,” Bielema said in a statement. “During my conversation with Jeff (Long), he described the characteristics for the perfect fit to lead this program. It was evident we share the same mission, principles and

goals. The infrastructure in place at Arkansas shows the commitment from the administration to accomplish our goals together, and I am excited to begin to lead this group of student-athletes. This program will represent the state of Arkansas in a way Razorback fans everywhere will be proud of.” A source told Rick Pizzo of the Big Ten Network that Bielema knew two weeks ago he was leaving and was weighing offers from several

SEC schools. Pizzo also said sources informed him Alvarez knew of Bielema’s plan to leave at the end of the season. Players had a meeting at the Camp Randall facilities at 6 p.m. where Bielema was present. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada was spotted leaving around 10 minutes later (he declined to comment) as players gradually filed out of the facility. “I’m not (disappointed);

there’s no reason to be,” senior tailback Montee Ball said as he walked to his car. “As men, we’re all proud of him. He has goals in this life that he wants to accomplish.” When asked why Bielema said he was leaving, Ball simply replied, “He wants to go win a championship.” Other players were caught off-guard as well. “I’m a little surprised,” center Travis Frederick said. “But it’s a great opportunity

for him and I think he’s going to do a great job there.” Like Ball, Frederick also expressed that Bielema cited a better opportunity at Arkansas for himself. “He expressed that it was the best opportunity for him. I think that everybody faces choices in life and you need to do what’s best for you in those choices. I think he’s done tremendous things for the program and he’s left us

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Logan’s packs up, closes overnight Leah Linscheid News Content Editor The downtown Logan’s Madtown Bar and Restaurant is poised to permanently close its doors after a city committee gave the establishment 15 days to relinquish its liquor license. Logan’s general manager Adam Mais represented the establishment at an Alcohol License Review Committee hearing Tuesday. He told ALRC members that its owners — who were not in attendance — had informed employees of their intent to shut down the business for good Monday evening, according to Madison Alcohol and Food Coordinator Mark Woulf. According to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, Logan’s owners, including Texas Andy Fate The Badger Herald native Joe Bendetti, visited Owners of Logan’s Madtown Bar and Restaurant emptied the place of all valuables Monday and did not attend an Alcohol Madison Monday evening License Review Committee hearing Tuesday. The ALRC gave the establishment 15 days to give up its liquor license voluntarily. after years of supervising the

Walker visits Obama to talk fiscal cliff Polo Rocha State Legislative Editor Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joined six other governors Tuesday to meet with President Barack Obama regarding the impact the “fiscal cliff ” may have on the states. Walker joined two other Republicans and three Democrats in the White House, where

they met with Obama on Tuesday morning and held a news conference shortly after. Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., said the governors discussed the impact the fiscal cliff agreements would have on the states’ budgets as well as their states’ economic growth, which he said Walker pointed out at the meeting. The states are “willing

to share the sacrifice” of whatever cuts in federal funding come from the agreements, but do not want to absorb all of them, Gov. Mike Beebe, R-Ark., said. Walker and the governors emphasized that they were not advocating a particular solution and were only expressing the views of governors across the nation.

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“We’re not elected to fix all the problems in Washington; the president and the members of Congress are here to do that,” Walker said. “We’re here to offer a resource in a way that could help not just our state governments, but the people we represent in each of our states.” Reporters also asked

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business from afar to empty the building of any materials of value. Kitchen equipment, sound systems and even wall decorations were removed and shipped to Texas via U-Haul trucks, Verveer said, leaving the establishment virtually empty by Tuesday. “The place is pretty much stripped bare,” Verveer said. In the meeting that lasted 20 minutes, the committee gave Logan’s 15 days to voluntarily relinquish its liquor license. Logan’s future as a downtown hotspot has been contested since the Madison Police Department requested the city’s finance department audit it, a process that lasted from May 2011 until the summer of 2012. Woulf said the request for an audit stemmed from suspicions that

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EVENTS today 5-6:30 p.m. Dogs on Call Lounge Dejope Residence Hall

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HR redesign begins approval process Lauren Tubbs Reporter After a long recommendations process, the proposal to redesign the University of Wisconsin’s human resources setup is beginning to make its way through the administrative approval process. Earlier this week, the Faculty Senate approved the redesign plan that has been the focus of controversy and praise within the university community for the last several months. The process is beginning to have implications for the future of the faculty’s relationship with the administration, including Chancellor David Ward. The HR proposal is a revamping of the university’s approach to a variety of human resource issues such as compensation, hierarchy,

categorization and diversity. The university was given the power to make the redesign after gaining flexibility granted in the state budget. Since the recommendations were released earlier this year, labor advocates and a variety of people connected to UW have opposed the plan partly because it proposes a market-based solution to compensation. At the Monday night meeting, Faculty Senate rejected an amendment that would give shared governance groups at UW, including the University Committee, a say in decisions made on the plan in the future, according to Noah Feinstein, an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction. “What I asked for with the amendment was just to specify that when reports

and recommendations came out of the HR design plan process in the future that we, the Faculty Senate, and other shared governance bodies would have a chance to show our approval or disapproval,” Feinstein said. Feinstein said he thinks the amendment was rejected for two main reasons, including many faculty senators mistakenly thinking support of the amendment was a rejection of the overall resolution. The other reason, Feinstein said, was the faculty senators trust Ward to negotiate for their benefits and compensation well on their behalf. He added he wants to ensure the new chancellor will be aware of Faculty Senate’s interests. “The Faculty Senate really likes and respects the current chancellor and trusts him to

do the really hard and dirty work of negotiating what comes next for us,” Feinstein said. “This is a good and strong relationship, but of course, we are about to get a new chancellor and we do not know who that is going to be.” Professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and University Committee member Grant Petty said the Faculty Senate’s approval, despite rejecting the proposed amendment, shows the public that the faculty of UW wants to be involved in the HR Redesign process. “I see [the Faculty Senate’s approval] as a public statement that the faculty have been, and expect to be, active participants in the HR Design Process and that we are mostly satisfied with both the process and the outcomes up to this point,” Petty said in an email to The Badger

Herald. Petty added the Faculty Senate’s decision was important, as it is the first of many approvals necessary to get the plan implemented. According to the statues set in the state budget, the redesign must be approved by July 1, 2013. Petty said now that the Faculty Senate approved the proposed plan and must gain acceptance from several other governance bodies before it can go into effect on July 1. “There are several additional steps that have to occur before [the plan can go into effect], including acceptance by the Board of Regents and by the state legislature’s Joint Committee On Employee Relations,” Petty said. “Also, laws have to be passed by the legislature to enable some of the changes.”

Law students help 1st responders draft wills Emily Loveland Herald Contributor A group of University of Wisconsin law students are helping emergency first responders and their families set up wills, in efforts to decrease the 80 percent of first responders nationwide without them. The students are part of a nationwide program called Wills for Heroes, where volunteer paralegals, attorneys and notaries prepare wills free of charge for first responders. In Wisconsin, the UW Law School, the program’s state chapter and the State Bar of Wisconsin are coordinating this effort. Ann Zimmerman, director of the Pro Bono Program at the UW Law School, said the national

program started after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In Wisconsin, the program started in 2009, where the three groups help coordinate volunteer events. Zimmerman said UW law students get a handson experience by working with volunteer attorneys and help them draft up wills and other paperwork. She said students not only gain experience from this but also show the Wisconsin Idea by helping the community. “It gives the students a sense of satisfaction knowing that by providing these free services, they help police officers, firefighters, and EMTs gain peace of mind of knowing that their affairs are in order, should the unthinkable occur,”

Zimmerman said. In a UW statement, students expressed how valuable their experiences have been for gaining both a good insight on the legal process and getting to do community service. Samantha Overly, a second-year law student, described how the Wills for Heroes experience and shadowing attorneys have helped her gain insight in the processes involved in estate planning that she would not have gotten from a textbook. Overly said the Wills for Heroes program is a good example of the law school’s philosophy that students take what they learn in class and apply it to situations that students might come up with in their careers. “The Wills for Heroes

experience contributes to the law-in-action philosophy we talk about in class,” Overly said. “This is a real-world setting, involving critical legal documents that real people need.” Elizabeth Longo, another second-year student, agreed with Overly and added that the experience taught her about the importance of detail and necessity for the clients to understand the documents. The statement said there are also various Wisconsin Law School alumni involved in the program, such as Wes Taylor, who graduated from the law school in 2009 and is the project’s cocoordinator. Jeff Brown, the pro bono coordinator at the State Bar of Wisconsin, described the success on

campus and in the state. Thus far, the program has helped more than 1,500 first responders and their spouses or domestic partners, he said. In the summer of 2011, there were two Wills for Heroes clinics for the UW Madison Police Department. Although the UW law students frequently help in the Madison area, Brown said there are some that have traveled to Milwaukee to volunteer there. Brown said that volunteers across the state have been pleased with their work in helping first responders. “It’s been a very enjoyable way for Wisconsin lawyers, law students, paralegals and others to give back by protecting those who protect us,” Brown said.

School aid must be available to more, commission says Lexi Harrison Herald Contributor Colleges and student advocacy groups across the state showed their support for a financial aid commission’s report that called for ensuring more students get aid. The Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board released a report that recommended improving the financial aid system and offering assistance to more students. The report came from a commission that the state legislature created to analyze the state of financial aid in Wisconsin’s higher education institutions. UW System President Kevin Reilly said the report shows a college degree is important to have a strong workforce and that policymakers must ensure getting one is affordable. “As the report recommends, we must safeguard current aid programs while looking for responsible ways to serve more hardworking UW students,” Reilly said in a statement. “We look forward to working with

the legislature on these important issues, building on the commission’s solid recommendations.” HEAB Executive Secretary John Reinemann said the report suggests ensuring aid is available for students who are eligible for HEAB programs, but receive no grants because there is not enough money for them. In the 2011-2012 academic year, HEAB turned down 76,200 eligible students because of a lack of funding. Reinemann said the commission hopes that legislators will consider those recommendations as they make decisions on the state’s next biennial budget. Other recommendations included changing the HEAB governing system to ensure they can be more effective in helping students. Analiese Eicher, government relations director for the United Council of UW Students, said that some recommendations are simply asking the government to follow the rules that are already in place. “One of the recommendations in the report is to link increases in tuition to increases in financial aid,” Eicher said. “So if tuition goes up, funding for aid has to. There is actually a state statute that says that, but every budget created since

the statute has ignored it.” Dr. Rolf Wegenke, president of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, gave the reason for the commission suggesting increasing aid. He said that the correlation is “obvious” between financial aid and levels of education in states across the country. Wisconsin ranks 26th in the country in the percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree and 26th in per capita income, Wegenke said, while Minnesota’s rankings in each of them are 11. Wisconsin is number 30 in per capita grant aid provided to in-state students, while Minnesota is number 13, he added. “There is clear evidence that increased financial aid is linked to increased levels of educational attainment in the state,” he said. Wisconsin Technical College System Vice President Morna Foy said many students leave college or decrease their credit load because they need the money from work. As employers are currently struggling to find qualified job applicants, she said increased financial aid would help students graduate quicker. “Increasing the number of folks finishing degrees makes them available to close the skills gap in the state right now,” Foy said.

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WALKER, from 1 the governors whether they discussed Obama’s health care reform law from the exchanges that would be set up nationwide by 2014 to the expansion of those eligible for Medicaid. The governors said the law was not a main focus of their discussion and that few specifics of it came up. The governors did, however, tell Obama they hoped to get more flexibility in federalstate joint programs like Medicaid. With the fiscal cliff discussions potentially leading to Medicaid cuts, several governors said they wanted flexibility in the program so they could “do more with less.” Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., said when there are cuts to states, but certain mandates remain, state governments often need flexibility to see whether things can be done more efficiently. “As long as our goals are aligned with the objectives of the program and the objectives of his administration, they are very open to discussion

about how we can experiment [and] how we can do things in a more streamlined way,” Gov. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., said. Aside from meeting with Obama and members of his administration, the governors also met with Congressional leaders. The fiscal cliff represents a major change in fiscal policy with large spending cuts and tax increases that economists and policymakers fear might lead to another recession if lawmakers do not agree to a deal. With no action from Washington by the end of the year, certain tax cuts will end, such as President George W. Bush’s tax cuts that Obama extended. There would also be spending cuts, including across-the-board cuts in defense and nondefense spending called sequestration. “There is an increased pressure on Congress now to do something,” University of Wisconsin public affairs professor Andrew Reschovsky said. “There is a substantial need to resolve this by 2013.”


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BIELEMA, from 1 in a good spot.” The shocking report comes just three days after the Badgers took down Nebraska in the Big Ten championship game 7031 Saturday to qualify for their third-straight Rose Bowl. Despite rumors Monday that Tennessee had contacted Bielema about its head coaching vacancy, his name was not among those rumored to be in the running for the Arkansas job before the news broke Tuesday. Bielema gathered a 6824 record in seven years as the man in charge after taking over as Alvarez’s hand-picked successor in 2005. He is expected to see a significant pay bump from the $2.5 million base salary he is scheduled to make this year. “I guess I was surprised, that was about it,” quarterback Joel Stave said. The list of top candidates for replacing Bielema is former UW offensive coordinator and first-year Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst, Dave Doeren — who was just hired as N.C. State’s head coach — and Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. But Chryst announced Tuesday night after having a meeting with his team that he remains fully committed to the Pittsburgh program.

ODD, from 1 man threatened to kill him, according to the statement. The victim then returned to his car and called the police. “This is what this man is claiming, and it is under investigation,” DeSpain said. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 8, called the incident a “bizarre tale.” Verveer said the victim may be misrepresenting the facts of what might have happened. Verveer is unsure if the police have had other witnesses that saw the person in the middle of the

After the Razorbacks flopped under interim head coach John L. Smith in 2012 with a 4-8 record, Arkansas announced Nov. 24 that he would not return. Arkansas was never the same after the firing of former head coach Bobby Petrino this past April, a man who had led them to a 34-17 win over his four years with the program as well as a win in the 2012 Cotton Bowl, finishing the season ranked No. 5 in the AP and Coaches Poll. When it was discovered that the coach, a married father of four, was having an inappropriate relationship with athletic department employee Jessica Dorrell, Arkansas dismissed Petrino. Alvarez issued a statement in response to the news Tuesday night. “I was very surprised when Bret told me he was taking the offer from Arkansas. He did a great job for us during his seven years as head coach, both on the field and off. I want to thank him for his work and wish him the best at Arkansas,” said Alvarez, adding, “I have a responsibility to our student-athletes, our football family and our fans, one that I take very seriously. It is my responsibility to ensure that the football program continues at a high level, and I have already started the process of trying to find a new head coach.”

afternoon with a gun in his hand and ski goggles on his face. “Without question, there is more to the story than we know,” Verveer said. Verveer speculated there might be some embellishment or exaggeration on the part of the victim. He said he does not recall a story like this happening downtown or anywhere else in Madison. “You’d think there’d be other witnesses that would have seen some of this,” he said. “The Mifflin area is heavily populated; there are many people coming and going in that area.”

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Students attend stress fair to relax Lindsey Gapin Herald Contributor There were stress balls, tai chi, Shrinky Dinks and free massages, and Stress Reduction fair at the University of Wisconsin’s Education Building was in full force Tuesday evening. Associate Students of Madison and University Health Services teamed up with student organizations across campus to host the Stress Reduction Fair in effort to raise awareness for campus mental health resources and provide stress-relieving activities. Kayla Van Cleve, ASM intern and event planner, said the fair was important to students as stress can take away from student productivity and possibly hurt mental well-being. She added that many resources on campus are available to students who find themselves overwhelmed by

stress. Such organizations as Supporting Peers in Laid Back Listening, Active Minds, YES+, Ask Listen Save, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Slow Food UW, To Write Love On Her Arms and the McBurney Disability Resource Center, set up booths and were given the opportunity to promote themselves and provide outreach to students. Although many mental health resources are provided on campus, UW freshman Joy Hartl said they are often not wellpublicized. “The school provides enough programs, but they are not necessarily promoted well or easily accessible,” Hartl said. Van Cleve agreed and said the goal of the fair was to help students realize what resources are available on campus, especially

since multiple student organizations are dedicated to promoting mental wellness. Dennis Christoffersen, UHS psychologist, said a mission of UHS is to rid the stigma of suicide and mental health illness while providing 24-hour crisis service to students, adding that UHS wants “to reduce the barriers to care.” “We try to create wellness for students, not just intervention,” said Christoffersen. Catherine Abitz, treasurer of Ask Listen Save, said her student organization has a similar message in trying to rid the stigma of suicide and depression by providing students with knowledge on the subject while advertising resources for professional help. Matt Vohl, president of NAMI, agreed and said there is a need to reduce

the stigma of mental illness. He added NAMI offers a program called Peer Active Listeners for students to drop in and talk to other students. “It’s basically an active ear and a bridge to better resources,” said Vohl Corinne Burgermeister, vice president of marketing for the student organization SPILL, said students can send anonymous emails to their organizations website, Badgerspill.com, for support in relationships, school, roommates, finances and other issues. According to Van Cleve, all of the organizations represented at the fair promoted the message that preventative care is helpful in mental well-being. “All of these organizations are dedicated to helping students,” Van Cleave said, adding that she would like to thank each organization for their participation.


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UW Hurricane Sandy relief drive ending Saturday Sarah Eucalano Herald Contributor A campus relief drive organized by the University of Wisconsin and student groups for those in the New Jersey and New York area will come to an end this week. Susannah Brooks, a UW spokesperson, said the drive started Friday, Nov. 30, and will continue until Saturday, Dec. 8. Members of the UW community will be able to donate nonperishable items and basic care items such as socks and coats. According to the UW

statement, people can drop off their donations in buckets, which are located outside of Pres House, the Red Gym, Gordon Dining and Event Center and Witte, Sellery, Smith, Chadbourne and Dejope residence halls. “A lot of these people have had their homes affected quite drastically and are already working with and depending on agencies,” Brooks said. “Those agencies are stretched to the brink as this becomes a much more urgent situation.” She said the drive is focusing on providing

people with everyday necessities, not just food, and providing basic items that can help people through the winter. Everett Mitchell, UW’s director of community relations, organized the drive and used to live and work in New Jersey so he has a personal connection there, Brooks said. UW is partnering with a New Jersey charity called Children’s Futures to provide items to people hit by Hurricane Sandy, she said. Money donations can be given through the Red Cross, she added. Brooks said the end of

the semester is a good time to get involved because people are leaving and can donate what they do not need or would have left behind. “We know that this is a tight time for a lot of people,” Brooks said. “We would like to focus on just whatever people can give, whatever people can share. We want to encourage people to think about other people.” She said people are encouraged to go to the performances put on by First Wave, UW’s Hip-Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community because they

will also be collecting items for Hurricane Sandy relief at the door. David Gardner, the press office director for the Associated Students of Madison, said ASM has been meeting with Campus Relations and other student organizations on the drive. ASM will be providing volunteers and communicating with the student body, he said. “People saw Hurricane Sandy’s damage a week after, but the damage is still going on and the holidays are just around the corner,” Gardner said. “We want to provide basic

resources for people who have been misplaced or otherwise impacted by the storm.” Gardner said ASM helped with communicating drives in the past. He said ASM is adept at communicating because they reach so many students. For example, when ASM brought up their drive at their meeting last week, they were able to collect a long list of volunteers for the drive. ASM will use its network with students to make a more unified effort to help people, Gardner said.

Miscommunication on Mifflin sparks concern in ASM Tara Golshan Higher Education Editor A meeting intended for semester reflection quickly transformed into a conversation on internal communication, as a University of Wisconsin’s student government board convened Tuesday evening. Members of Coordinating Council expressed concern and frustration with Monday’s release of the May 4 Music Festival Proposal, a plan hoping to provide a structured alternative to the Mifflin Street Block Party. According to Dan Statter, Legislative Affair’s Chair,

the proposal, which holds the Associated Student’s of Madison stamp and sponsorship, came as a surprise to all on the board, except for Student Council Chair Andrew Bulovsky and Vice Chair Maria Giannopoulos, who were both involved on the plan’s construction. Statter, who said he felt “blindsided” by the proposal, voiced concern about ASM’s involvement with the Mifflin Street Block Party. Although Statter ensured there was no “personal animosity” in his frustration, he emphasized the importance of discussion and

conversation on the proposal. “It very well could have been an oversight, but given the scope of the proposal, this wasn’t something that happened overnight, and it is concerning that not one student leader, other than two individuals, were aware,” Statter said. Giannopoulos, who was involved in these “direct talks on Mifflin,” according to ASM Rep. David Gardner, apologized for the communication error, adding that there is merit in ASM’s sponsorship of the proposal. The proposal has also received the support of the university according

to a statement from UW Chancellor David Ward, who commended ASM’s involvement with the initiative and “affirmed the university’s enthusiastic support of the creation of alternative programming.” According to Giannopoulos, the proposal, which is hoping to bring a big name musician in order to attract people who would have otherwise gone to Mifflin, will help build student leaders through event planning and ensure a safer environment than Mifflin. Giannopoulos added that despite ASM’s sponsorship of such a proposal, ASM does

not hold a “formal stance” on Mifflin. Although understanding the May 4 proposal provides an opportunity for student involvement, according to Gardner, it is not in the role of ASM to be involved in the planning. “In student leadership development, that is a point that I agree with,” Gardner said. “I think the place for that is the Wisconsin Union. Here, we teach to lobby and advocate for students and communicate with students.” In reference to safety, Gardner also questioned ASM’s role in the event planning, asking when ASM

“became the Madison Police Department and not a lobby to the MPD.” Some, like Nominations Board Chair Sean McNally, agreed that the proposal was a “great opportunity” for students “ostracized” by the change in values of the Mifflin Street Block party, McNally, however, rejected the notion that such a proposal mentioned previously and most members were concerned with the lack of internal communication regarding ASM’s involvement with the proposal. According to Gardner, the proposal is still in its early stages.

Robertson named engineering school’s next dean Sarah Murphy Herald Contributor The University of Wisconsin’s College of Engineering released their choice for its new dean yesterday in response to Paul Peercy’s retirement announcement last February. According to a UW statement, Ian Robertson, an engineering professor at the University of Illinois and director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research, will be replacing Peercy March 1. UW Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic

Affairs Paul DeLuca said Robertson contains many qualities that make him the best suited candidate for this position. According to DeLuca, one of Robertson’s biggest assets is the fact that he has a strong primary focus on academics in addition to leadership experience. “In our institution, the first and singularly most important thing is scholarship,” DeLuca said. “He’s a world-recognized scientist with extraordinary accomplishments. Secondly, he has leadership roles. He’s had leadership activity at Illinois, and of course, he just spent two years at the

National Science Foundation in a leadership position.” Robertson’s amazing leadership qualities, as well as his educational experience, were major factors in the choice to make him the next dean of engineering, according to James Rawlings, professor of chemical and biological engineering and chair of the search and screen committee for the new dean, in an email to The Badger Herald. According to DeLuca, Robertson is going to be instrumental in expanding UW’s engineering program on campus and will ultimately focus on improving the

undergraduate curriculum. “There’s a tremendous need for engineers, and the pressure to grow the school is really quite excellent,” DeLuca said. “I suspect that [Robertson] will reinforce the structure and research agenda inside the school, and he’ll work very hard at the undergraduate curriculum.” DeLuca said students currently enrolled in their departments in the College of Engineering do not need to worry about changes affecting them. However, there will be some changes made to help the students who have yet to enroll, he said.

“Ideally, the important part of [the changes to be made] is that we will be able to transition students into engineering at earlier stages,” DeLuca said. “Instead of preengineering, they’ll be able to access engineering more completely and earlier in their careers, so that they can get started and begin to make progress in a more facile manner.” According to DeLuca, there is hope that in the future, engineering students will have an easier time applying for their departments, and they should be able to do so sooner. Additionally, DeLuca

LOGAN’S, from 1 the establishment was operating as a bar instead of a restaurant, which is prohibited under Madison’s alcohol license density ordinance. The measure aims to stem the increasing growth of bars in the city’s downtown area and labels restaurants as establishments whose alcohol sales comprise 50 percent or less of their total sales. According to Woulf, Logan’s alcohol sales reached 67 percent during the period of time it was audited. In reaction to the audit’s findings, city officials decided to bring a complaint against Logan’s for its alleged

said Robertson had a lot of modernization to offer to UW, noting 2012 at the school is the Year of Innovation. “I think that innovation is going to come from modern curriculum, with recognition that engineering is no longer completely box-able into individual disciplines,” DeLuca said. “There is plenty of activity available at the boundaries between disciplines. Also, these boundaries don’t just include engineering. Engineering is reaching into the business school, and many of the other UW schools. We’ll be able to be extraordinarily innovative.”

violation of the density ordinance. According to Verveer, Tuesday’s hearing was scheduled after Mais attended a previous ALRC meeting to enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of the establishment. At the hearing, Mais changed the plea to no contest, according to city records. Mais said the owners cited a recent decrease in profits as a major factor in their decision not to contest the city’s charges and to instead shut down the business, Woulf said. The committee gave Mais, Logan’s official liquor license agent, 15 days to voluntarily hand over its alcohol license to the city. Upon the license’s surrender, Woulf said the city attorney’s office is expected to withdraw its complaint against the establishment. Verveer said the committee recommended the city revoke Logan’s license if the establishment fails to voluntarily surrender it. Should the city strip Logan’s of the license, a new business would be unable to take the establishment’s location on West Johnson Street for one calendar year under Madison law, a move Verveer said would be unfortunate for future businesses hoping to profit from the downtown location. Verveer added he had largely expected Logan’s would have a chance at succeeding in contesting the city’s complaint, noting the only establishment that has been prosecuted under the density ordinance is Quinton’s Bar and Deli, a business that previously occupied the building now housing Chaser’s Bar and Grill.


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Herald Editorial WISPIRG must find funding the right way The current clash between the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group and the Office of the Chancellor is not a new fight, but it boils down to whether student segregated fees can be used to pay for lobbyists. WISPIRG’s relationship with University of Wisconsin chancellors, past and present, has been contentious at best. For the past few years, each administration has faced issues with the group’s budget, according to Associate Dean of Students Kevin Helmkamp who met with this board. This year is no different. The saga this time began with a rejection of line items in the WISPIRG budget for professional staff. In a meeting with WISPIRG leaders, they claimed these staff are essential to their organization. Chancellor David Ward rejected university funding for those staff and cited process problems as the main issue. WISPIRG claims the notice came just days before the appeal deadline, in the middle of finals, and so the decision remained unchallenged formally. Faced with no university funds for their professional staff this year, WISPIRG was able to secure grants, and because it was an election year, the money flowed more freely. However, the group claims next year funding staff with private grants will be more difficult. Ward nixed the lineitem last year and is

poised to do so again this year. Which is why the group is up in arms about the impending decision, one that they believe will be a repeat of last year. Ward’s office, they have claimed, simply does not understand the WISPIRG budget. They argue he is breaking the covenant of shared governance by superseding Student Services Finance Committee’s decision on the matter. Yet it seems, despite WISPIRG’s protest, Chancellor Ward does understand the WISPIRG budget very well. In fact, he understands it well enough to see that the professional staff so crucial to WISPIRG’s organization should never get university funding so long as even a portion of their work does not directly affect campus. WISPIRG’s organizational structure is unlike most advocacy groups. Students, who the campus branch of the group is supposed to serve, pay membership fees to a larger, national organization. These fees pay, in part, for PIRG lobbyists who bring the network’s issues to Legislatures across the country. These national lobbyists have local counterparts, and Wisconsin is no exception. While this professional staff partakes in training student activists to be more effective on campus with WISPIRG, they also lobby for issues with a nonuniversity focus. This is the fundamental problem with WISPIRG’s

current funding structure. The Chancellor’s office believes a non-student professional whose job in part is off-campus should not be funded by the university under F50 guidelines. The administration has not openly opposed WISPIRG’s position on campus as a student group, only the funding structure for professional staff who work offcampus. While we do not question the legitimacy or motives of WISPIRG as an organization, they have marketed this as a shared governance issue, which completely misses the point. While it is understandable that this staff is crucial to WISPIRG students, paying them with student segregated fees is bending F50 guidelines. What’s more is that the chancellor, as an administrator with his eyes on long-term university policies, is within his right under section 36.09(5) of UW System policy to veto SSFC’s decision. Not doing so could open the floodgates for advocacy groups searching for easy funding. It is hard for advocacy groups to sustain themselves after the financial crisis. The proverbial cash flow has dried up. So when an advocacy group like WISPIRG gets steady funding, albeit by bending the rules, it is a struggle to deal with that funding’s loss. Ward’s office is not completely blameless

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While Chancellor Ward’s handling of the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group’s budget request might not necessarily have been ideal, his conclusion is of sound reason, considering allowable UW segregated fee usage. here, either. While he has every right to make sure SSFC is interpreting university policy correctly, he also has to maintain open channels of fair communication. Serving the notice of incorrect process just days before the final day to appeal seems like a pocket veto, which

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completely goes against the principles of shared governance. Regardless of past experiences with WISPIRG leadership, each year’s WISPIRG deserves a chance at the table and a thorough explanation of the thought process behind Ward’s decisions. However, for WISPIRG

to label Ward’s office as the absolute bad guy is a mischaracterization. There is some gray area that they have taken advantage of to fund employees who do not fully serve the campus. Like every other advocacy group, they will have to find funding the hard way, but the right way.

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Cap-and-trade climate solution Joe Timmerman Columnist Much of the postelection discussion in Washington has been focused on the upcoming fiscal cliff, and this will likely continue through the beginning of next year. This is understandable considering how important of an issue the fiscal cliff is. However, it’s not the only important issue right now, and the rest of the world is not on pause while we figure our own problems. As I write this, U.S. representatives in Doha, Qatar are negotiating a climate treaty with 190 other nations. While averting a fiscal cliff disaster is obviously important, we cannot afford to ignore other issues that will have huge long-term impacts on our country and the world as a whole. It’s our responsibility as the leaders of the free world to lead by example on this issue. After all, how can we expect nations much poorer than us to curb their emissions if we can’t — or won’t — do the same? Setting up a cap-and-

trade program would be a common-sense step in the right direction. The economics behind cap-and-trade is sound. The basic idea is that pollution is what’s called a “negative externality.” Essentially, it is a cost that the producer and consumer of a good do not have to pay. Instead, society has to pay the cost. In this case, the “cost” that the public has to bear is dealing with pollution. Since the parties involved in the transaction do not have to pay the full cost (because society is “paying” cost of the negative externality), too much of the good is being produced. In other words, there is a market failure. To fix this problem, then, some sort of negative incentive, like a tax, should be used to decrease consumption and production of the good to socially optimal levels. However, we can do better. To see why, let’s say that there are two companies, company X and company Y, each of which produce 10 tons of pollution. It costs company X $1,000 to eliminate one ton of pollution, while it only costs company Y $500 to eliminate a ton of pollution. In a cap-and-trade scheme, the government would cap each company’s pollution allowance

at some value. For this example, let’s say that each company is allowed nine tons of pollution. In this case, since company Y can reduce its pollution much more cheaply than company X, the two companies could trade allowances. Specifically, company Y would sell one of its allowances to company X for some price between their respective costs of pollution. This is an excellent solution. We still end up reducing total pollution by the same amount, but we do it in a more costeffective — and efficient — manner. Of course, an actual cap-and-trade program implemented on a national scale would be much more complicated, but this conveys the basic idea. Liberals and conservatives alike should embrace capand-trade (and they generally did before it was demonized as “cap-and-tax”). This is a win-win situation. We can actually reduce emissions and protect the environment while simultaneously turning a broken market into a more free market. Instead of just placing regulations on companies regardless of their cost of pollution reduction, cap-andtrade allows the market to work on its own to find an optimal solution.

There will always be controversy in Washington. When an issue like cap-and-trade comes up, there will surely be resistance from lobbyists of companies that pollute. This should be expected — of course companies don’t want to have to pay more. However, under cap-and-trade, they would only be made to pay the cost of their business rather than forcing the public to pick up part of the cost. As an added bonus, the revenue raised from a cap-and-trade scheme could be used to reduce the budget deficit or allow for a lower corporate tax. Outcry on behalf of polluting businesses is not a reason to scrap cap-and-trade. If some people are made worse off, it’s only because many, many more are made better off. It’s our responsibility to protect the environment and preserve the climate for both ourselves and future generations. This should not be a partisan issue. Hopefully President Barack Obama and the Republican controlled Congress can come together and do what’s best for society as a whole.

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Classifieds that to much to ask for?

SO to the Ian’s worker who gave me free pizza when drunk me tried to pay for it with my bus pass. Love, Luke

ASO to my roommate who is practically a 5 star chef. Sorry to get in your way, but I have to heat up some canned food while you are making homemade pasta sauce with all fresh ingredients. SO to still loving my canned foods.

dota. You are clever, funny, and adorable. And almost had me convinced.

SO to coming home and realizing that my roommates stole furniture off of every porch in the area ---- ya’ll are either bath shit cray, seriously sneakalicious or both

SO to apple pie washed down with some apple pie

SO to the French exchange student sitting at my table in Helen C who tried to convince me I was seeing a sea monster in Lake Men-

SO to not remembering much of the Badger game because we were taking shots on every touchdown. DSO to the Badgers winning.

SO to procrastination. Nothing ruins my ochem exam grades more, but oh how I love not doing shit. SO to the guy next to me that fist pumps and whispers to himself “YES!” every time he gets a problem correct.

I’m excited for you buddy, but it’s Saturday night and we’re in a library. Tone it down a bit. ASO to being a science major who is genuinely bad at math. DASO for my TA telling me I don’t study enough. SO to my tutor thanks for putting up with me. SO to the beautiful people who brought free snacks in to College Library today. I don’t know you but I love you all. ASO to being way to sexually forward through drunk texts and then getting denied. I just want to get some with a cute guy, is

SO to coming home from the weekend to a Christmas tree in the living room, and over 2 dozen cookies in the kitchen. My roommates are awesome! SO to my friend for drunkenly attempting to order fried chicken online and somehow buying a LIVE CHICKEN. You are absolutely insane but I love you. Langdon.... get ready. There’s going to be a chicken up in here come next semester.

laugh at one more of your stupid fucking jokes, I’m going to lose my mind.

ASO to playing flip cup in Indy with the guy who interviewed me for a job I didn’t get.. SO to the 30 people playing with us that chanted asshole at him when they found out. #badgerlove SO to the ROTC guy who stopped on his bike to pick up a fellow biker’s helmet that had dropped off the ledge on charter at noon today. Good people make me happy. SO to the satisfaction after going to the doctor and getting back negative STI and pregnancy test results.

ASO to the word “piddle”. It’s something puppies who need to be housetrained do, so unless you’re referring to that exact situation, this is not the word you should be using.

SO to the Christmas season. Its the most wonderful time of the year! ASO to it feeling like May right now. Cmon Mother Nature. This is Wisconsin and this is just wrong.

ASO to the inconsiderate douchecanoe on Skype in College with his laptop speakers on full volume. If I have to hear your girlfriend

SO to the guy full out sleeping at the SAC on a stormy Monday afternoon. Yes head tilted, and snoring included. I know my friend, it is

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LMFAOSO to whichever class left this on the chalkboard from the previous lecture: “Eye Fuck(v): The act of communicating sexual intercourse by the medium of the optical units.” SO to seeing my favorite booth open in the Grainger cafe! ASO to sitting down and realizing that I’ve just planted my butt on someone’s head. Why are you sleeping in the booth? Why didn’t I notice ASO to immature exes who defriend you on facebook - I win by default. ...MORE >>>


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Bennet Goldstein ArtsEtc. Staff Reporter Blowing under fading golden sunlight, winter exhales the first frosty gusts of the coming season. Nearby farms rest silently in between the cascading hills of La Valle, Wisconsin. A horse suddenly cracks the stillness, the echoes of its sharp whinnying reverberating off the sides of trees and barns. Barbara Knopf spends her days here with her husband, Joe Holder, caring for the horses. But these horses are special: They come to La Valle from locations around the country, getting a second chance at life after witnessing the worst of human cruelty and neglect. Some were starved. Others were beaten. A few were on their way to slaughterhouses. In a change of fortune, the horses were brought to September Farms, where Knopf and Holder’s manage a non-profit, Luvs Morgan Horse Rescue. Like the horses, Knopf and Holder have sustained injuries. Knopf served in the United States Marine Corps, and Holder, the Army. She walks with a faint limp. He feels the pangs of arthritis. They are a military family, and like his mother, Knopf’s son enlisted in the Marines. His unit fought flames that licked the sides of downed aircraft and vehicles during his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon his return to the States, Knopf’s son returned to Wisconsin. Weeks later over

cups of coffee, he told her of his struggles. She recounted what her son said, saying “‘I just can’t get what I’m seeing,’ he said. ‘The ghosts, the phantoms, whatever you wanna call it.’” He had another confession, he told her. “My son put a bullet on my kitchen table,” she says. “He said, ‘I was going to put this in my head in your home.’” But Knopf’s horses were special. At the same time he thought of suicide, Knopf’s son brushed them, fed them, listened to them breathe. They saved his life, as his family had done for them. He wanted to help. Knopf says he told her, “You gotta do this for others. Please do this.” After Knopf’s son asked her to start a veteran’s equine program, she looked to the horses in her rescue for inspiration. This is how the Veterans Equine Trail Services (V.E.T.S.) program began

Bringing them here to relax At the September Farms horse arena, a mare and her colt stare attentively. Although he nuzzles close to her frame, his ears still face forward as he gazes through slats in the fence. Pie, the mare, is a hulking 24 years old, and her chocolate frame conceals the fact that she was brought to the farm as a rescue two years ago. “You couldn’t put your hands on her,” Knopf says. “And now yyou can’t gget rid of

her.” Pie waits attentively to be fed carrots. The little one, Marcus, is six weeks old. He grows excited as Knopf speaks to him, nuzzling her jacket to grab a taste. “He’s a little mouthy as little boys can be!” she laughs. “What we’re trying to do is get veterans out here, even people that are afraid of horses,” she says. “We start with baby [horses], so every year we raise a few babies for the vets to be able to work with.” V.E.T.S. has become an increasingly popular program. Through word-of-mouth, some weeks see up to 20 veterans volunteering on the farm. The program operates free of charge to veterans and their families. Partners, relatives and children are regular participants. “The vets give me a call,” says Knopf. “We ask them to schedule an appointment with me because most of our veterans don’t like to work in big crowds.” With Knopf and Holder’s assistance, the horses volunteer their time as well. They are paired with a veteran, who works on simple tasks that emphasize touch, movement and relaxation. “We pull them in and we learn how to halter them and lead them properly and groom them and saddle them,” Knopf says. “And then we start working in the round pen, which is a small arena.” In addition to helping veterans and volunteers who live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),

V.E.T.S. serves those who have sustained physical injuries. “We’re PATH accredited, which is the Professional Association for Therapeutic Riding,” Knopf says. “We actually know how to teach the hippotherapy and help our disabled veterans — not just on the mental avenue of things, but on the physical avenue of things.” Knopf says many of her volunteers travel by wheelchair. She has made it a point to find ways V.E.T.S. can still serve the volunteers who might not be able to ride or walk with the horses. “A lot of my horses drive [buggies] because they’ve been rescues from the Amish,” Knopf says. “So we get them out of wheelchairs and actually into true horsepower.” Ultimately, Knopf says the relationship the horse and the volunteer forms is more important than the types of activities they do together. She says, “It’s not a structured program. I have some guys that come out here that never want to ride. “They just want to work, and they want to groom and touch the horses. But they don’t want to get on them. That’s fine too. If they want to ride, then we teach them, but they don’t have to know a darn thing about the horses.” Knopf sees the benefits of these relationships, both in her veteran participants and her horses. “It loosens them up, and they start making eye contact with you when you’re talking, instead of looking at their shoes. They come out of

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their shell and they become more verbal,” she says. “What we are trying to get everybody to do when we bring them out here is relax.”

Opening lines of communication The horses also find peace at V.E.T.S., though it may take months for abused horses to learn to trust people again. Because veterans and rescued horses often share common traumas, Knopf believes the two form unique bonds veterans would not otherwise be able to forge. “Most of the time when the rescues come in, they’re very fearful of people,” she says. “So we sit on a bucket that’s full of carrots or apple pieces and we coax them up and slowly start touching them.” As the horses develop trust with their volunteers, veterans often find they have established deep connections with the animals, particularly with the foals. From a young age, Knopf and volunteers teach the young ones that people are a source of muchwelcomed rubs for itchy horses. They especially like their butts scratched. “[A volunteer] will be standing there, and they’ll be afraid. And [the horse] will back up and push on them until they reach out and start scratching,” she says. “In a sense, [the horses] learn to bring people out. And the more you ignore, the worse they are. “There’s something to be said for a horse that seeks

your company versus a horse who is totally indifferent to you. These horses are forever seeking our company.”

Light in the dark Knopf still has her son’s bullet. It reminds her of the work that lies ahead. As a veteran, she can’t help but see the profound need all around her. “The guys and gals that are going [into service] right now are coming back to a failed economy, lost jobs, husbands and wives that have spent their money while they’ve been deployed. … Maybe they’ve lost their home, maybe they’ve lost their job and [maybe] they have a hard time putting the rifle and the cammies in the corner and going back to being a soccer mom or soccer dad,” she says. Knopf isn’t alone in her mission though; the horses at September Farm lend their assistance. But they need the help of their volunteers. As both volunteer and horse begin to heal and trust, their gratitude shines like a spark. “We try to bring a little light where there’s dark,” Knopf says. With thanks to the generosity of the late Pearl and Russell Douglas, Veterans Equine Trail Services is moving to the Douglas Legacy Farm in 2013. For those interested in volunteering at the farm, assisting with projects or scheduling an appointment, contact Barbara Knopf at (608) 985-8886 or bobbie8632@ yyahoo.com.

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Barbara Knopf-Holden with mare Pie and her foal Marcus. Knopf uses Pi, Marcus, and the other horses on her farm to help veterans cope with life outside the service. The horses themselves are rescues and like the veterans are healing.

ARTSETC. PRESENTS “HUMP DAY”

How to end your nether region’s no-shave November Katherine Harrill Hump Day Columnist Welcome back to another Hump Day ladies and gentlemen! I have returned to help you with some of your sexual inquiries. Since you were too shy to send your questions this week, today I’ll be writing about an issue that has been very popular in the shout-outs lately. If you are a loyal reader like myself, constantly refreshing the webpage to read the newest posts, then you’ve probably noticed the heated argument taking place the past couple days. This argument concerned the idea of shaving pubic hair and whether or not people should do it. So, my dear badgers, you have raised the questions of to shave or not to shave, and I am here to give my two cents. Now I can’t tell you whether completely shaved or nicely groomed is the better path, since everyone

has a different preference. I personally prefer hairless, while some people prefer au naturel. However, the general consensus in the shout-outs, and among people in general, seems to be that at the very least people should trim and maintain their pubic hair, lest they want to look like a swamp monster in their pants — I have yet to meet someone who wants to get busy with the creature from the Black Lagoon. Trimming not only helps to reign in the pubes, but with men, it has the added effect of making your manhood look larger, and your partner can’t complain about that. If you are thinking of trimming your downstairs hair, the two usual methods are scissors or electric trimmers. These are very doable methods, since both are cheap, painless and relatively easy to maintain. The biggest thing to remember is that these two

methods require dry hair and quite a bit of cleanup. So for the sanity of your roommates, please clean up after yourself. Out of the two choices, I would definitely recommend using electric trimmers, since handling sharp objects around sensitive areas is not a very good idea unless you have a very steady hand. Also, scissors can leave the hair uneven, and that could lead to your partner laughing uncontrollably at their first sight of you naked, ruining all sexy plans for the night. But if you decide to trim and to trim bold, try making a design like a heart or the Superman logo for some extra fun; this can prove to be a nice surprise when you undress your partner and the effort will likely be rewarded in bed. If hairless is more your thing, there are a large variety of paths to getting testicles as smooth and soft as silk, which vary in cost,

painfulness and permanence. The most obvious of these is simply shaving with your everyday razor. The pros of this is that almost everyone owns a razor and knows how to use it. The cons, however, include razor burn, ingrown hairs, and painful itching as the hair grows back. Therefore, if you do shave, you have to do it frequently, or else your genitals will feel like sandpaper to the touch, and no one would want to put their face or family jewels near that. The next option is waxing. This used to be thought of as only for women, but now many salons are offering waxing for males as well. The process can be painful, and some salons even refuse to do it to the delicate skin of the testicles, but it offers longlasting effects and freedom from chemicals or razor burn. So if you want to be smooth and hair-free for more than a day (think spring break),

this may be worth giving a try. Just be prepared to share all of your business with the salon staff and to feel a bit sore for a couple hours! The final method for hair removal is electrolysis, which removes hair permanently from the area it is performed on. If you are looking to say goodbye to your pubes forever, this may be the ideal step for you. While more painful and expensive than shaving, electrolysis will completely remove your pubic hair. However, the procedure often requires multiple appointments, and while not as painful as waxing, you will definitely feel the burn during your time at the office. Therefore, make sure you are really ready to kick the bush to the curb before you embark on this journey. So there you have it badgers; hair or bare or anywhere in between, I believe you should do

whatever turns you on. If smooth as a baby’s bottom is your thing, lose the pubes. If you like your penis to resemblance a manly lumberjack, leave it bushy. However, don’t expect your partner to go down on you and get a mouthful of hair if you do decide to leave it wild and natural. But either way, don’t knock it until you try it. Who knows, if you’ve never shaved or have been shaving since your pubes first grew in, you could be missing out on something spectacular. That’s it for today everyone! Hump Day will see you next semester and will be responding to any sexy questions you may have thought of over break. Katherine Harrill is a junior majoring in psychology. To have more of your burning sex questions answered, give her and the rest of the Hump Day ladies a shout at humpday@ badgerherald.com.


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The Badger Herald | Classifieds | Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ASO to my ex knocking up the same girl twice. That’s embarrassing. SO to Badger men who give good hugs. Y’all rock my world. I love hugs...and you.

SO to the super drunk girl looking for her phone in the street with a flashlight outside of Chasers Sunday. I hope you found it! ASO to mid-college life crises. I have no idea what I’m doing. ASO to wanting a boyfriend. DASO to guys only asking to hang out when they’re drunk ASO to drunkingly trying to add my former hot spanish TA on facebook, who already shot me down once before. That’s just awkward. ASO to not knowing any British guys in Madison. I’m sure you’re out there! WHERE ARE

YOU!?

home.

ASO to me. DASO to Rice-a-Roni for forgetting water in the microwave directions. I sure do love these rock hard noodle wannabe slivers in my mouth though.

ASO to it being colder in my house than it is outside the past couple of days. I DON’T UNDERSTAND. DASO to global warming, it’s like Mother Nature is having hot flashes.

SO to bringing our fish to Indy and “accidentally” forgetting it in our hotel room. Sorry we are already in Madison. Please find Natty a good home or take the initiative and flush him. We wouldn’t dare to be so evil.

SO to classy girls. We don’t kiss in bars, you fools.

SO to one insane weekend with my cheesehead girlz. ASO to an old creepy man showing us his penis on the drive

SO to the hunk of a police officer roaming the 3rd floor of college. SO to the guy I went home with Saturday night being a gentleman. ASO to none of the guys I know holding a candle to him. DSO to the guy having a class with my roommate.

ASO to the penis competition. Guys. We like your penises. Stop worrying. SO to fearing my mouth will look like the shout-out mouth if I don’t wear my retainer soon... ASO to the beginning stages of pimples...y’all hurt like a mofo. SO to my roommate providing me with an extra fancy pad with wings when I got my period. DSO to coming out of the bathroom stating that I’m not pregnant! TSO to the only way I’d be pregnant is if it was the second coming of Jesus (or first if the jews are right).

LOLSO to witnessing illegal activity going on in lecture. Girl I can see your attempt to “rip off Youtube videos onto your Macbook. HMFASO to girls wearing baseball hats. We all know you didn’t take a shower this morning and quite frankly your baseball capped head looks stupider than it would with bodacious bed head. Own up to your grubbiness like the rest of the world and show us what you’re working with. Baseball hats on girls are just plain yuck. SO to Michael Buble. I would probably give both testicles to have his voice... ASO to my TA shaving. You are much sexier with the beard. ASO to reading the shoutouts while eating. Never again. SO to having to shit

soooo badly but not wanting to pack up all your stuff and risk losing your spot while studying. DSO to the stomach ache I know im going to have later. SO to finally making the trek to College Lib to study, only because I missed reading the writing on the stalls during my frequent pee breaks ASO to the state of Arkansas. DASO to Bret Bielema, what, exactly, do you plan to do there? ASO to my dishwasher smelling like weed after every wash cycle!!! Im so confused and grossed out!!!! SO to Logans. R.I.P. My friends and I had some killer times there the last couple years. Especially the ones I don’t remember. www.badgerherald.com/ shoutouts


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Cardinal and Whyte: freshman finding role Adjusting to more competitive brand of basketball, guard finding confidence Dan Corcoran Women’s Basketball Writer If asked to name the first thing that came to mind given the country of Canada, most people would promptly answer with hockey. Although other sports and other leagues exist in Canada, hockey is the national pastime and passion for many Canadians. But for Wisconsin women’s basketball freshman Dakota Whyte, who grew up in Ajax, Ontario, just outside of Toronto, hockey was not her first love, nor was basketball for that matter. “I really loved tennis, and I really wanted to be a tennis player, Whyte said. “I guess my dad when I was younger knew that I had long arms or something, and he was just like, ‘Dakota it’s either tennis or basketball.’” “He just really pushed me to play basketball, so I ended up just loving the sport.” So instead of lacing up her skates and taking to the ice, Whyte took to the neighborhood basketball court with her dad — ball in hand rather than stick and puck — where her love for the sport of basketball began. Whyte was a mere six years old when she began to play at the park with her dad, but she quickly moved on to bigger and better courts because of her ability. This was especially evident in high school, when the lesser level of competition in Canada

DOUBLE, from 12 pretty well, made a guy take a shot, made one, but then they pulled up in transition. “When he hits them that deep, tip your hat and move forward.” By halftime the game was all but decided after Nebraska-Omaha managed only eight points in the final 16:45 of the opening period to hand UW a 29-point lead at the break. Five Badger players ended the game in double figures, but the most surprising name to surpass that mark Tuesday night was sophomore forward Frank Kaminsky. Kaminsky, who many

ZAK, from 12 fact that Arkansas is trending downward. After consecutive 10-win seasons, the Hogs went 4-8 this season. Did I mention Wisconsin was headed to the Rose Bowl? Arkansas also plays in the SEC West, where the best team is compared to the Jacksonville Jaguars every season. Bret Bielema has left the cozy surroundings of the Midwest where he was able to stand toe-to-toe with the best of recruiters. He will soon arrive in the Southeast corner of the nation, a true football hotbed. You

like three-on-three was amazing for me.” Not only did Whyte’s basketball skills lead to opportunities in Canada, but they also helped her to receive attention from universities in the United States. Growing up, Whyte watched Big Ten basketball on television with her stepdad, and in the back of her mind, she always knew she wanted to play basketball at the college level.

Whyte had a short list of schools for where she wanted to attend college in the U.S., along with being recruited in Canada, but her decision ultimately boiled down to the intangibles, including school colors. “I didn’t take a lot of visits, so it was either Wisconsin or Dayton, but I really loved Wisconsin because of coach Bobbie,“ Whyte said. “Ever since she started to recruit me, we had a great relationship, and she just made me see that I can fulfill my dreams here. I loved the campus, the atmosphere; I loved the colors that were red and white because they are the Canadian colors. It was definitely a good fit for me.” Since she has arrived on Wisconsin’s campus, Whyte has not only had to adjust to the college and U.S. way of basketball, but also life in another country. Thus far, she is enjoying her experiences on campus, classes included, especially the fact that people in the United States and Wisconsin are so passionate about their sports teams. Whyte has also enjoyed her experiences on the court as well, seeing increased playing time in her first year. Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey noted that the game is the same everywhere, it’s simply that Whyte has to adapt to who she is playing with, not where. “The level of competition is not as high [in Canada] as it is here in the states. The ball is still round; the basket is still ten foot,” Kelsey said. “It’s just some of the nuances of playing with better athletes, then you have to then taper your game to who you’re playing with and against, and she’s

learning that.” Whyte has already shown signs of adapting well, most recently in Wisconsin’s game last Saturday where she scored a career-high 13 points in only 19 minutes of play. Kelsey hopes once Whyte learns the system better and has more ingame experience, she will

be able to lead the team as the point guard, like captain Tiera Stephen is doing now. If Whyte does what is asked of her and has confidence, one of Wisconsin’s other captains, junior Morgan Paige, believes Whyte has the ability to be a great player

this year and in the years to come for the Badgers. “It’s a confidence thing with her; if we can keep her believing that she is doing the right thing, she is really hard to beat and she’s just hard to guard,” Paige said. “Her potential is out of this world, she just has to believe it.”

fans expected to have a breakout season, is averaging just 10.6 minutes per game this year, but looked aggressive posting up in the paint and finished with a seasonhigh 11 points. Sinking four of his six shots from the floor along with a three-pointer, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said Kaminsky looked more comfortable on the floor. “I think he’s felling a lot better, I think he’s getting some of his energy back,” Ryan said. “I study my players quite a bit and I can tell … a player always feels they’re ready to go, but coaches have this gut feeling about things and I just felt he wasn’t quite

ready to get the kind of minutes that hopefully he can contribute for us down the road here.” Hansen, whose team was in the midst of a brutal 12-day, five-game road trip, admitted that his team was tired and overmatched. In just their second year competing at the Division I level after moving from Division II, the Mavericks’ head coach said Wisconsin’s size and skill allowed them to take over the game. And that physical advantage was most clear on the glass, where UW outrebounded UNO by a 49-26 margin. On the defensive end of the floor, the Badgers

continued to show marked improvement from a loss to Virginia muddled with defensive errors six days before. Brust and Co. held the Mavericks’ leading scorer Justin Simmons to 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting and kept the dynamic guard without an assist. “Trying to force him into tough shots,” Berggren said of how the defense kept Simmons offbalance. “If he was coming off ball screens, show a little help, guards stay on the chase with him, try to force him into a tough shot.” In the ongoing battle for the top point guard spot, sophomore Traevon

Jackson earned his thirdstraight start and edged George Marshall by six minutes in the game. But the two shot a combined 0-of-7 on three-pointers and 3-of-11 from the floor, a game that Ryan said showed just how big the drop off has been after the departure of former star point guard Jordan Taylor. But Wisconsin did not need any help from its point guards against UNO, as freshmen Sam Dekker and Zak Showalter each proved efficient from the floor and closed the game with 10 and seven points, respectively. Dekker again provided an early lift off the bench and helped UW overcome a sluggish start

to eventually claim its largest lead of the game came as time expired. After the demoralizing loss to Virginia, Tuesday was Wisconsin’s secondstraight victory by 25 points or more — momentum the team will need to carry into a battle with in-state rival Marquette in Milwaukee Saturday. “I think all three losses, even with the Virginia game, they still were eating away at us,” Brust said. “So there’s definitely some things, especially in the Virginia game, that just stuck with us and I know a lot of guys took that personally.”

can’t blame him. The best football players in the nation generally call Florida, Alabama, Georgia or Texas their home state. But recruiting is on a grander scale in the SEC. The coaches bleed for 5-star recruits, entities Bielema remains rather foreign to. He has had just one 5-star recruit during his seven-year tenure at Wisconsin. That recruit was Josh Oglesby, once rated the No. 1 offensive tackle in his graduating class, destined for the NFL. He has since graduated college and is not playing professional football. If recruiting against

Urban Meyer for one season was tough, imagine recruiting against the beasts that are Saban, Les Miles, Mark Richt and Will Muschamp. It’s dog-eatdog, tiger-eat-tiger, gatoreat-gator territory down there. Maybe the pay raise is worth it. Bielema’s yearly salary at Arkansas has been reported as $3.2 Million, a 28 percent raise from his $2.5 Million salary at Wisconsin. But the longterm outlook may prove to be not as pretty. In the SEC, as Arkansas has proven by having three head coaches in as many years, the turnaround is

often quick and many times painful as the shelf life of coaches in the SEC is shorter than most. Gene Chizik won a national championship in 2010. He is no longer employed. This move could be crazier than calling a timeout at Michigan State with overtime imminent. It could be worse than preparing a quarterback solely for a 2-minute drill. It could be wilder than firing an assistant just two games into the season. Nonetheless, there are many uncertainties facing Bielema as he makes his trek from the Big Ten to

the SEC. I doubt he will be taking 6 a.m. walks with his athletic director as the sun rises, at least not when his team is 4-4 following his first meeting with Alabama and Nick Saban. He might want to get a dog to walk around with him down there on campus, too. We’re not in the Big Ten anymore, Toto.

combined with Whyte’s ability made way for improved opportunities than those available at the high school level. During her high school years, Whyte played at Notre Dame Catholic High School, but that was only a fraction of her basketball life. She also participated on a club team during high school, her provincial team for Ontario and more notably the Canadian National Junior team. From the many experiences on those teams came a gold and silver medal with Team Ontario, but she also had many fond memories playing abroad. “I played many places overseas, but I’d say my best experience being overseas would be in Italy,” Whyte said. “I played three-on-three basketball. It was just an amazing experience, and just to know how basketball can evolve into something

“I loved the campus the atmosphere. ...It was definitely a good fit for me.” Dakota Whyte Freshman Point Guard

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Freshman point guard Dakota Whyte excelled against Alabama last weekend with Tiera Stephen in foul trouble, scoring a career-high 13 points.

Sean is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. How do you think Bret Bielema will do in the SEC? Let him know by emailing szak@ badgerherald.com or on Twitter @sean_zak.


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SPORTS Herald Sports Editorial Chryst best option for Badgers Bret, it didn’t have to be like this. For somebody who always harped about how much he loved his team and Wisconsin, how could you sneak around looking for another job while the season hadn’t even finished yet? That’s just classless. Other coaches have done the same, but for a man who was reputed as a playersfirst coach, it sure seems like a hypocritical move to leave your team when they need their leader the most as they head to another Rose Bowl. We understand that you did plenty of great things for this program. You led Wisconsin to three-straight Rose Bowls, something your mentor, Barry Alvarez, didn’t even accomplish. You won 68 games and lost 24. You found a way to bring the recruiting talent up and land the greatest prize bull of them all, Russell Wilson, in 2011. You helped build the Wisconsin brand to a new national level. But the way you treated your departure from the University of Wisconsin’s football program is unacceptable. You made the Wisconsin job look like a stepping-stone

rather than the top-tier position you helped make it with continued years of success. It’s hard to see someone with your kind of success walk away, but it’s important to understand what you didn’t bring to the table as well. We remember how poor of a game manager you are, how you used timeouts carelessly at Michigan State and against Oregon last year and how you weren’t the kind of coach whose decisions would make a deciding difference in winning a game. Remember the time you put Danny O’Brien in for the two-minute drill against Nebraska? We do. And you lost the big games that mattered. No Rose Bowl wins and just one win in true road games against opponents in the top 25 show you never seemed to have your players ready when it mattered most. This season was no different. Your team jumped out to leads in games and went stale in the second half, a mark of being outcoached or rather failing to make adjustments greater than those of your opponents. You made a poor hire at one of the most important positions for your team, the offensive line, and it nearly derailed the season. In wake of this shocking departure, we at The Badger

Herald think it is of the utmost importance that someone with familiarity not just with the program, but also with the players, becomes the next head coach at Wisconsin. When former offensive coordinator Paul Chryst left last year to accept the head coaching job at Pittsburgh, he took several of Wisconsin’s best assistants with him, including tight ends coach and recruiting dynamo Joe Rudolph. Chryst was the genius behind the Wisconsin offensive machine of years past under Bielema, including the 2011 team that set school records in both points scored (44.1) and yards of offense per game (469.9). He’s familiar with players he’s coached at quarterback like Joel Stave and has proven his tenacity as an offensive play-caller. And that’s why Chryst is a natural fit at the now vacant head coach spot for UW and earns our endorsement as the next head coach for the Badgers. And we don’t read too much into his statement Tuesday night saying he was committed to Pittsburgh. Crazier things have happened. So have fun in the SEC, Bret. We wish you well. But if you thought the criticism at Wisconsin this season was tough, just hope things don’t go sour in the South.

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Ben Brust recorded his fourth double-double of the season Tuesday night, dropping 15 points and racking up 10 rebounds. He also recorded 3 assists and 3 steals.

Badgers double up on Mavericks Wisconsin smokes Nebraska-Omaha 86-40 behind double-doubles from Evans, Brust Ian McCue Sports Editor When it rained, it poured for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team Tuesday night. And unfortunately for Nebraska-Omaha, streaky shooting was more than enough for the Badgers to subdue their opponent early in their 86-40 win at the

Kohl Center. After Wisconsin (6-3) emerged from an early three-point deficit, a 20-2 Badgers’ run that began in the opening minutes and lasted beyond the midway point of the fi rst half made sure there was never again a question as to who was in control of the game. Critical to that stretch was the player who has

turned into a familiar face atop the UW box score: Ben Brust. Brust led the team in both points and rebounds with 15 and 10, respectively, as the 6-foot-1 guard finished with his fourth doubledouble of the season. He continued to sink pull-up three-pointers several feet behind the arc and finished 4-of-8 from long

distance on the night. “Not for us,” UNO coach Derrin Hansen said when asked if it’s possible to defend Brust’s long-range attempts. “Maybe Tom Izzo can, I can’t. But that makes it difficult, because there were three or four times tonight where I thought we followed our scout

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While I would never tab Bret Bielema as much of a speedster, he sure took off in a flash. As the news broke of him taking the head coaching position at Arkansas, the utter surprise filled Twitter to the brim, but I was as blind as a blind side could get; literally, my eyes were closed. I was laying in my bed, enjoying — as much as any Wisconsin student approaching finals could — a one-hour afternoon nap when a roommate of mine phoned me the shocking information. As eye-opening as that phone call may have been (I needed a moment to decide whether to be surprised, angry, entertained or all three), I have a feeling Bielema is in for an even wider-eyed future down in the SEC. I’m afraid he doesn’t understand what he is leaving and where exactly he is heading. In classic take-themoney-and-run fashion, Bielema decided to shirk his responsibilities as the head coach at Wisconsin, leaving his former employer without a head coach as it approaches its biggest game of the season. In leaving, Bielema waves goodbye to a third straight New Year’s spent in Pasadena, a program on the verge of sustained national prominence and a location

where he was welcome as head coach as long as he could compete. Bielema inherited the program from Alvarez, chosen above all as Barry’s best guy for the job. Then he did in Alvarez and bolted when the season that once looked bleak took a 70-31 turn for the best — or rather Bielema’s “best interests,” like he said in an Arkansas press release Tuesday. Bielema seemingly wanted out, and that is the kicking point. He may have been prepping for Nebraska and the Big Ten Championship game, but as soon as the weekend ended, he was in talks with Vanderbilt and Tennessee, shopping his services among the toughest conference in all of college football. To him, it was as easy as that. Compete in the Big Ten and bite at the challenge of the SEC. He bit hard, and his now greener pastures rest in Fayetteville, whether or not they are truly greener. He has more than a tough slate awaiting him. A few cupcake opponents headline Arkansas’ early season nonconference schedule (something he is certainly used to), but as expected, the SEC is one tough cookie. In his first season, the Razorbacks will host the likes of Texas A&M and South Carolina while hitting the road to play Alabama, LSU and Florida. Yikes. Yearly games against Indiana, Purdue, Illinois and Minnesota are gone. Those four victories were a nice boost each season. Also of note is the

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