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Fiscal talks could hit UW If Congress does not solve ‘sequestration’, university faces potential $53 million cut Tegan Vail Herald Contributor

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Madison Police Department Chief Noble Wray announces Department of Justice’s investigation and fields community members’ concerns at a city news conference.

Heenan review ongoing Elana Charles Herald Contributor

Noah Goetzel Higher Education Editor A federal agency announced a full review of the investigation of last year’s officer-involved shooting of a Madison man, according to the Madison Police Department. MPD Chief Noble Wray announced the U.S. Department of Justice initiated the review of the death of Paul Heenan, 30, at the request of the community, in a city news conference held Friday. Heenan died as a result of a confrontation with Officer Stephan Heimsness Nov. 9, according to an MPD report. Heimsness was responding

to what was reported as a robbery in progress, when he encountered an intoxicated Heenan. When Heimsness approached the situation, Heenan reportedly attempted to disarm him, causing the officer to shoot him three times, the report said. The initial MPD investigation into the incident found Heimsness’ use of force to be objectively reasonable and within department policy. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office monitored the investigation and the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Dane County District Attorney’s Office provided an additional review of the matter. Federal Review After receiving numerous letters from community

members calling for an independent review of the MPD investigation of Heimsness, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil decided to request a review by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to the Heenan family attorney, Jeff Scott Olson. Olson said the review will take place soon and will be conducted by the Civil Rights Department in Washington, D.C. Mayor Paul Souglin said in a statement released Friday he has complete faith in the MPD to investigate their officers with additional assistance and review by other state and county agencies. However, due to the questions regarding the impartiality of the MPD

investigation, Soglin said he would be receptive to having an outside agency conduct an additional review of the matter. According to a Heenan family friend, Samuel Stevenson, the announcement of the DOJ review is just what is “right” and is an essential part of the case. “Everyone thinks it’s a positive development,” Stevenson said. Community’s Concerns As the incident and the resulting clearing of Heimsness gained significant attention from the community, Stevenson said both the family and members of the community were not satisfied with the state’s

With the the possibility of major, mandatory federal spending cuts looming, University of Wisconsin and other higher education institutions across the nation are preparing for the consequential possibility of cuts to universities. UW would see about a $53 million decrease in mostly federal funding if the spending “sequester” happens this year, Associated Students of Madison Legislative Affairs Chair Dan Statter said. More than one-third of UW’s educational revenue comes from the federal government and less than

15 percent comes from the state. The sequester, according to UW sociology and educational policy professor Adam Gamoran, is an 8 percent budget cut across the board to almost all federally funded agencies and programs. Gamoran said if Congress does not extend the debt limit, or come up with a budget within the debt limit, the sequester will start automatic cuts to various spending programs including education. The prospects of a sequester have been pushed off until March; however, if the spending cuts go


TIMELINE OF SEQUESTRATION Oct. 1, 2012: 2013 Fiscal year begins. Congressional leaders have agreed on appropriations for first six months of fiscal year 2013. Dec. 31, 2012: Tax cuts from Bush Administration and emergency unemployment insurance benefits scheduled to expire. Jan. 2, 2013: Automatic, across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to begin, cutting $109.3 billion from federal budget annually until 2021. February/March 2013: Congress must raise the debt ceiling again and negotiate a spending/appropriations bill for the remainder of FY 2013. SOURCE: OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET SEQUESTRATION REPORTS TO THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS

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Walker adds $40,000 to own legal defense fund End-of-year move transfers money for Gov. attorneys, legal expenses Sean Kirkby Senior News Reporter Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign transferred thousands of dollars to a legal defense fund to pay attorneys representing him in a John Doe probe, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. The Friends of Scott Walker transferred $40,000 to a legal defense fund Dec. 31, according to a campaign finance report filed with the state Government Accountability Board last Thursday. “The transfer covers work done to cooperate with authorities over the

past year,” Nicole Tieman, Walker campaign spokesperson, said in an emailed statement to The Badger Herald. According to a form filed with the Internal Revenue Service, the Scott Walker Trust Fund received $200,000 in contributions from the campaign by the end of last year. The fund split the $40,000 transfer into payments to two law firms. $15,000 went to Chicago lawyer Sidley Austin and $25,000 went to attorney Michael J. Steinle of the Milwaukeebased Terschan and Steinle Ltd, according to the IRS filing. Last February, Walker hired Steinle and John Gallo, a Sidley Austin attorney, to help gather background information and aid a now more than 30-month long John Doe investigation of his time

as Milwaukee County Executive. Walker formed the legal defense fund in March to pay what he said were expenses incurred while cooperating with the investigation focused on whether his staffers were campaigning while working in county offices. Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin’s executive director, said with the recent sentencing of Tim Russell, a former aide for Walker, and Kelly Rindflesich, Walker’s deputy chief of staff, the John Doe investigation appears to be ongoing. “That’s not surprising at all,” Heck said. “These transfers to his legal defense fund show, and especially with that large amount, this investigation isn’t over.” Mike Browne, One

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Duplicated research grants waste billions INSIDE Noah Goetzel Higher Education Editor University of Wisconsin and other research institutions alike may have been awarded millions or billions of dollars to fund essentially identical research projects, according to a Virginia Polytechnic

Institute and State University study. Since 1985, federal agencies have funded up to $69 million in overlapping research funds to scientists who requested the same grant multiple times, the analysis by Virginia Tech’s Big Data computation at the Virginia Bioinformatics

Institute concluded. Researchers from this study could not definitively confirm the grants were true duplicates because the full grant files are not publicly accessible, a Virginia Tech statement said. However, 167 out of more than 850,000 U.S. grant applications reviewed were deemed very

similar, according to the report published in Nature, an interdisciplinary scientific journal. “It is quite possible that our detection software missed many cases of duplication,” lead author of the study Harold Garner said

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UW rights ship Is it time for with 74-68 win the Humanities over UI on road building to go? Kaminsky drops career-high 19 points, Brust scores 20 as Badgers bounce back from loss

Nick Korger weighs in with his five years of experience in campus’s liberal arts “dungeon.”




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RESEARCH, from 1 in a Virginia Tech statement. “If text similarity software misses as many cases of funding duplications as it does plagiarism of scientific papers we’ve studied, then the extent of duplication could be much larger. It could be as much as 2.5 percent of total research funding, equivalent to $5.1 billion since 1985.” Gardner, a professor of biological science and computer science at Virginia Tech, added 39 similar pairs of federal grant funding has been spent on similar pairs of research projects in the most recent five years — 2007 through 2011 — accounting for more than $20 million. UW research spokesperson Terry Devitt said federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, review the university’s research grant proposals and determine whether research receives funding. He added academic institutions such as UW are not involved in the research proposal review process. He said these determinations are based on recommendations by expert reviewers who conduct literature surveys to ensure government grants for such research are justified. “Typically, if reviewers find the research is duplicated

of East Johnson Street Jan. 30, according to an City Hall Editor MPD statement. The The City of Madison two women and the man has been experiencing who was accompanying increased levels of them were arrested fraudulent activity for charges, including theft, over the past weeks, attempted fraud, according to a Madison attempted Police Department resisting, bail jumping report, giving reason for and possession of drug the heightened awareness in paraphernalia, statement said. the community. The fake $100 dollar Four instances of fraud, including bill was around threetelephone fraud, quarters the size of a internet fraud and real $100 dollar bill counterfeit bills, have and the women have been reported since attempted to use it at the end of January two other Madison area according to MPD stores, according to the statements, specifying statement. The fourth case two of the reported frauds were scams of attempted fraud occurred Jan. 14 when perpetrated online. Madison senior Ald. Mike Verveer, a District 4, said the citizen reported to the MPD has consistently MPD she had received reported fraud cases at repeated calls, according a steady rate over the to an MPD statement. last few years; however, The callers wanted the cases have increased woman to send them money in recently. order for her The first claim her occurred “One of the best to prize, the Jan. 27 ways to prevent statement when a 27-yearfraud is to use said. old man common sense.” theAlthough crimes said he Scott Resnick are not high received Alder, District 8 profile, a message Verveer on his said they computer instructing him to send are fairly common and $300 to the Department difficult to control. “It’s breathtaking of Justice. According to the statement, MPD that there are so many informed the man the scammers out there,” Department of Justice Verveer said. Verveer added does not collect fines in MPD is often helpless that manner. According to an MPD because cases of fraud report, the most recent are often perpetrated online scam occurred by individuals outside Jan. 29 when a man the United States. This was searching online means making an arrest for a loan. He contacted nearly impossible when two phone numbers the money is wired and used the website outside the country and the phone numbers are american-payday-loan. outside off the U.S., he com, the statement said. The scam artists added. “They report the requested the man to to federal wire the “loan company” crimes a $204 “loan origination authorities and leave it fee” before they direct at that,” he said. Ald. Scott Resnick, deposited the $2,000 loan for which he had District 8, said he has applied, the report said. seen incidents of people When the man never being scammed through received the loan he Craigslist and emails, contacted the MPD, who adding it is important community said similar loans has for occurred on the West members to be aware of the signs. Coast, the report said. “One of the best ways Another attempted fraud occurred when to prevent fraud is to use two women tried to use common sense,” Resnick a counterfeit $100 dollar said. “If it is too good to bill and shoplift from a be true, it probably isn’t store on the 900 block true.”

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Concessions in new mining legislature fail to address main environmental protection concerns, leaving many uneasy.

GOP proposes possible changes to mining bill Alice Coyne State Politics Editor Two Republican members of the Wisconsin Legislature suggested making concessions on the state’s contentious mining bill late last week in an effort to promote bipartisanship. Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder, R-Abbotsford, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, announced Thursday they will be proposing changes next week to the GOP mining bill. “We’ve said all along we’re open for changes as we’ve gone through the process,” Suder said, stressing he and other lawmakers have been maintaining transparency. Between the 12-hour public hearing Jan. 23 and input from numerous concerned groups throughout the writing and revising, Suder said he believes they have heard from and examined all perspectives. He added he hopes to make the bill even more balanced with the amendments he and other bill-writers plan to add. Suder said they are still compiling a list of key points to add in the amended version but are considering many of the ideas put forth by the parties they have heard from. Suder, however, did not address changes to the environmental aspects of the bill, which have been the main points of contention

or not of high quality, it will not get funded,” Devitt said. “Also, it’s important to keep in mind that the process is such that scientific studies and experiments in particular are designed to be replicated.” While duplicated research is presumably not an issue for UW, Devitt added, there is always the possibility research proposals that have already been funded receive funding again. He emphasized the system of checks and balances among federal agencies to review grant proposals achieves its task of ensuring the research is new and addresses a novel question. Devitt also noted it is “extremely difficult” for researchers to be successful in receiving funding for their proposals, with only between an eighth or a tenth of proposals being approved. UW Vice Chancellor of Research and Dean of Graduate School Martin Cadwallader agreed wasteful funding for academic research is neither an issue at UW nor within the federal government. However, he noted he has not used Gardner’s software for detecting research duplication. He said he was skeptical the 167 cases of overlapping research out of more than 800,000 proposals was legitimate.

thus far. Critics of the bill have expressed the bill rolls back environmental regulations by giving the Department of Natural Resources more liberty to exempt mining companies and grant permits. However, supporters insist it does not change current environmental standards. “We’re not going to retreat from anything reducing environmental standards,” Suder said. Although doubtful many important changes will be seen, opponents such as Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, and Rep. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, said they appreciate legislators are open to making some adjustments. Cullen and Schultz, who drafted their own mining bill that does not change environmental regulations, chide the current GOP bill for making it easier for mining companies to harm the environment, according to Schultz’s spokesperson Todd Allbaugh. Allbaugh cited Schultz’s main issues with the bill, emphasizing how it walks back on a previous bill’s promise to provide upfront tax revenue to locals, who would be most affected by a mine. With this proposal, communities would be guaranteed $1 million a year in tax revenue for five years following the implementation of a mine, allowing for

investment in infrastructure, he said. The current bill also increases uncertainty by implementing wetland reform laws and ignores a year’s worth of legislation and recommendations, according to Allbaugh. “While refreshing, it doesn’t appear these proposals address any of the deep and real concerns held by Schultz,” Allbaugh said. Anne Sayers, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters spokesperson, echoed these common concerns. She contended “all 206 pages” need to be changed, as environmental rollbacks are present throughout. Sayers finds it comforting legislators admit to the fact the bill compromises environmental protections, adding future Wisconsinites should have access to clean water. Rep. Brett Hulsey, D-Madison, recognized Vos and Suder’s proposed changes as a step in the right direction but also called the bill an attack on Wisconsin’s drinking water and environmental protections and a product of out-of-state mining company interests. Hulsey added the proposed changes are still very vague, as lawmakers are still drafting a list of alterations. Suder said the amendments will be finalized and written in Wednesday.

WALKER, from 1 Wisconsin Now’s deputy director, agreed and said the filing of the payment Dec. 31, the final day of the reporting period, was not a surprise. According to Browne, it is also clear Walker is not proud of having a defense fund. “Governor Walker remains the only governor in the country to have the distinct honor

SEQUESTER, from 1 into effect, UW will be faced with a great deal of changes, Statter said. Although students receiving financial aid will see little to no decrease in funding, Statter said the sequester will specifically affect students in research labs, teaching assistants, graduate students and faculty members. Gamoran agreed, adding funding for research grants are already in jeopardy. “[Federal agencies] have begun receiving notices saying they are not able to make a decision to fund grants due to the uncertainties in [the agencies’ budgets],” he said. Gamoran, who is

of having a legal defense fund,” Browne said. During the last half of 2012, Walker raised $473,719 and had $793,681 cash on hand, according to papers filed with the GAB. Tieman said in a statement Thursday 78 percent of the total funds were raised in donations of $50 or less. “We have seen an outpouring of grassroots support for the governor

and his reforms, which have eliminated a $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes and created a healthy surplus for Wisconsin’s rainy day fund,” Tieman said in the statement. Heck said the amount raised over the period is small compared to the approximate $37 million Walker raised while facing a recall election and Walker’s capacity to raise large amounts of

money at a national level. Still, Heck said he expects Walker’s fundraising to pick up dramatically over the next year as a way to intimidate other potential challengers in the 2014 election. “This is more a lull in action before the fundraising storm hits again,” Heck said. “I have no doubt that Walker will raise millions and millions in 2013.”

also the director for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, noted without grants and other educational funds from agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Energy, both students and faculty will be unable to continue research. Such a cut in funding will lessen opportunities for both students and faculty working in research at the university, Gamoran said, adding UW is currently one of the top three to five federallyfunded universities in the nation. “A decrease in funding will mean less support for graduate students, few jobs for academic staff

and faculty will have less ability to make scientific breakthroughs in the future,” he said. UW political science professor Donald Downs, who also serves as an adviser to The Badger Herald’s Board of Directors, said with the university already facing pressure to restrict various programs, the sequester and cuts to educational funding will have an immediate effect on UW, especially in the long term. With the demand for lower tuition, a decrease in federal spending is not ideal, Downs said, adding it is important to not decrease funding for higher education because the money has to come from somewhere.

A decrease in such funding may result in higher tuition for students or in general higher taxes, Downs said. “Higher education is at a historical turning point [with] online courses; everyone is looking for ways to educate people at a lower cost,” Downs said. According to Statter, students can respond to the sequester by contacting local senators and representatives to lobby against the detrimental effects of reducing funding for higher education. He added the only way to try to stop cuts to educational funding is for them to hear from the voices directly affected by the spending cuts.

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Occupy Madison searches for permanent housing Homeless residents look for new site following eviction

shelter run by the members of Occupy Madison, according to Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8. They are calling the proposed Allie Johnson shelter, the Occupy Madison House, he said. City Life Editor Currently, the group With an eviction from consists of around 20 their temporary location individuals, according to on the horizon, members Resnick. The members of Occupy Madison are either sleeping out are on the lookout for in protest or homeless a more permanent individuals coexisting in location to house their a cooperative manner, Resnick said. movement. The eviction is a huge Dane County officials notified Occupy Madison concern on the part of members they need to the Occupy Madison move out of their current members because of location in Token Creek the several homeless Park, a campground individuals among them located just outside who have no place to go, of the city, by Feb. 17, Resnick added. Although they have according raised tens to Ald. Mike of thousands Verveer, “There aren’t of dollars for District 4, Occupy in order for really any good the Madison the county to options that House, the prepare the I know of for proposal has campground for the [a temporary not been put before the spring location] ... “ city because camping Mike Verveer they do not season. Alder, District 4 yet have a According location for to Verveer, the shelter, the group Verveer is facing a significant issue as explained. “I think the city will they lack a relocation site after the eviction be open-minded when deadline. However, the movement comes Verveer added the group back with a new funding is working on finding a request,” Verveer said. “Hopefully, they will be permanent shelter. “There aren’t really able to support a new any good options that I permanent affordable know of for [a temporary housing opportunity.” Addressing location], but they have been working with homelessness is now government officials to the primary focus of assist them in planning the Occupy Madison what to do next,” Verveer movement, Verveer said. While the worldwide said. movement However, according Occupy to Verveer, the Occupy started as a Wall Street group is not interested protest in New York City, in only camping out in in Madison it quickly turned into a largely tents. The organization put political movement on forth a collective effort homelessness issues, he to acquire a building said. Verveer explained in Madison that would serve as a homeless many of the homeless

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Protest movement looks to move out of tents and into indoor housing in an effort to build a cooperative living arrangement serving to the homeless population. inolved with the Occupy movement can no longer stay in the city’s homeless shelters due to the limits shelters have on the number of days people can use the facilities. Despite the evictions,

Resnick said he believes the group will eventually succeed in creating their permanent shelter. “I feel like there is a lot of very positive energy being generated by the group — both in fundraising and

community awareness,” he said. “I think they will find a site [for Occupy Madison House].” Occupy Madison moved to the campground last summer after the city moved them out of their

previous location in a cityowned parking lot on East Washington Avenue. The city opted not to renew the camping permits for the organization after receiving pressure from the state government, Resnick said.


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State Supreme Court race fundraising politicized Sarah Link Herald Contributor As the Supreme Court race primary nears, incumbent Justice Patience Roggensack shows a lead in fundraising for her re-election, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. Roggensack obtained more than $38,000 in contributions from individuals and committees, while Marquette University Law School Professor Ed Fallone reported $5,450 in his report — $5,000 of which are from a self-funded loan. Attorney Vince Megna, another candidate, did not submit his campaign finance

report to the Government Accountability Board by Friday and the records were not available online. However, according to reports procured by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, he is largely funding his own campaign with a $10,000 personal loan. An experienced lemon law attorney, Megna differentiates himself from the other two candidates as a representative of individuals. “For 23 years, I’ve represented the average people in the state of Wisconsin with their consumer problems,” Megna said. “Nobody on the court has a perspective in dealing with just people.”

Fallone said his campaign will be focusing on targeted messaging from different media outlets in preparation for the Feb. 19 primaries. Roggensack Campaign Consultant Brandon Scholz did not give specifics on what the campaign will use the money for, but he said it will try to identify voters and find a message that will get them to the polls. “Just like Bret Bielema wouldn’t reveal his first 15 plays to the other side, we’re not going to reveal our first 15 plays to our opponents,” Scholz said. However, Scholz said the campaign will emphasize Roggensack’s experience on the Supreme Court and the

appeals courts as one of her strongest assets. Roggensack received more than $9,000 in contributions from Republican-aligned groups, which Megna criticized as a sign the race is not as nonpartisan as it is supposed to be, according to the Journal Sentinel. David Canon, a University of Wisconsin political science professor, said these sorts of races, though labeled as nonpartisan, usually become partisan in their conduct. Referencing the last Supreme Court race, which took place during the height of protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining act, Canon pointed to how divided,

polarized and heavily funded the race was. Megna told the Journal Sentinel Republicans support Roggensack because they think she will promote a conservative agenda on the court. Scholz, however, disputed that claim, pointing to support for Roggensack from liberal groups. “This is just one opponent trying to politicize the election; it’s an attack,” Scholz said. “A judicial election is nonpartisan and bipartisan. We have accepted checks from Democrats as well.” Fallone, whose campaign has largely focused on the divided nature of the court

and the need for a fresh perspective, said judicial elections cannot be political. Reinforcing his qualification for the position, Fallone added he is a candidate without any hidden partisan interests. “Judicial elections should not be politicized, and that’s the message of my campaign,” Fallone said. “Reelecting someone already part of the division is not going to solve the problem. As someone who is not part of any faction, my election will help break those divisions.” The primary between the three will be held Feb. 13, and two will then proceed to the general election April 2.

University of Wisconsin researcher fakes data, confesses Noah Goetzel Higher Education Editor The U.S. Office of Research Integrity recently disciplined a University of Wisconsin researcher for faking his experimental results on two publications, according to a notice from the Federal Register. After an earlier UW investigation of Rao Adibhatla, an assistant research professor in the neurological survey department of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, the ORI at the National Institutes of Health confirmed the university’s findings. The notice said Adibhatla

agreed to retract these two publications. The ORI also suspended Adibhatla from conducting federally-funded research for two years and excluded him from serving in any U.S. Public Health Services advisory or peer review committees for three years, according to the notice. According to the notice, Adibhatla falsified Western blot images and data from purported scans of the films in his stroke research on cerebral ischemia, a condition that restricts blood flow to the brain. While UW completed its investigation of Adibhatla’s research misconduct more than a year ago it does not advertise those sorts of issues because they do not

look good for the university, in a few months and will not Bill Mellon, senior associate be renewed, according to UW dean of academic affairs at research spokesperson Terry the UW School of Pharmacy, Devitt. He is not a tenured professor, Devitt added. explained. Mellon, who was associate However, Mellon said he is vice chancellor proud of the veracity of research UW maintained policy at the throughout the time, said he controversy. learned of the “Of course it’s incident after embarrassing, receiving a however I think we do letter from and have always done an outstanding job of Rao Adibhatla NIH indicating alleged issues policing the integrity with the results of the institution,” he said. “We handle these of Adibhatla’s grant. From Mellon followed cases according to our policy there, and take action on that. We the university’s process certainly have an obligation for research misconduct to the citizens, to the state through its research integrity and to the institution, as well.” standards. When he determined the Adibhatla’s contract expires

allegation was not frivolous, Mellon and his attorney carried out an informal investigation. Former Chancellor Biddy Martin sanctioned Adibhatla to a three-year suspension from independent research. Despite the findings from UW’s investigation, Adibhatla requested a separate hearing with new panel members. The decision from the hearing upheld the original decision he committed research misconduct. “His contention, through both of our investigations, was that he never did anything wrong,” Mellon said. “However, when ORI investigated as a third panel of review, they supported the allegations carried out

by the institution, then they negotiated with the individual for the penalty and obviously he had to agree with that.” Mellon added Adibhatla admitted to his guilt only after ORI’s ruling. Current Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Policy Daniel Uhrlich said he has not witnessed any cases of research misconduct since taking over Mellon’s position in August, adding plagiarism detection technology is becoming more sophisticated. “It’s not that common at UW,” Uhrlich said. “If you add up all the cases across the country, it does happen. I think it often happens with people who are under a lot of pressure. It’s not going to be common, but it does happen.”

Campus housing void of norovirus infection, contrary to reports Noah Goetzel Higher Education Editor Claims concerning increases in norovirus cases among University of Wisconsin students appear to be inconclusive, despite what recent reports suggest. The perception UW is starting to see rising numbers of norovirus cases on campus is not necessarily true, University Health Services epidemiologist Craig Roberts said. As to be expected, levels of sickness have increased since the beginning of the semester, but Roberts assures this is normal for students. “There are certainly some increases [in illness] since

classes started,” Roberts explained, “But whether those infections are actually norovirus or not, we don’t know. So, we are not seeing an outbreak and we have no indication that there is a particular increase in norovirus per se.” However, while UW may not currently be experiencing a norovirus outbreak, it does not mean an outbreak is not possible, Roberts said. Places with higher densities of people, on campus especially, are perfect breeding grounds for viruses, bacterial diseases and other forms of illness, Roberts noted. In particular, residence halls appear to be of major concern as students living

in close quarters share more than just the same building, he said. “It’s kind of a setup for the spread of this virus,” Roberts added. “Norovirus is a disease that we often see in close environments, classically or infamously on cruise ships, but also in close spaces like residence halls because you have a lot of people sharing a bathroom.” Roberts explained norovirus is the most common cause of gastrointestinal illness, but having symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea do not necessarily indicate the virus is present. He added the norovirus is not something UHS measures because

HEENAN, from 1 review of the investigation. Stevenson said the Heenan family planned to pursue additional review of the investigation for some time. The community just helped in providing support and making it a faster process, he added. According to Olson, the community has played a large role in the Heenan case. Outraged by the shooting, they came together and began writing letters and expressing their concern, with the hope this case would

it is rarely tested for, and thus, the belief its outbreaks can be recorded is a slight misconception. According to Roberts, norovirus is spread through contaminated food, water or surfaces. As a result, dormitory bathrooms are of major concern, as multiple students share an area where they brush their teeth, wash their faces and even wash their dishes. According to Sellery Hall Desk Services staff member Savannah Windhorn, who confirmed she has yet to hear of an outbreak in Sellery, word of the norovirus spreading among students in residence halls appears to be mum. Other staff members

be reviewed, Olson said. Stevenson explained a major priority of the community is to ensure incidents such as these are not recurring events. Additionally, Wray also addressed additional concerns from the community at the news conference regarding similar incidents involving Heimsness. He said he was recently made aware of three additional internal investigations into the conduct of Heimsness. Nathan Royko Maurer, Heenan’s former roommate,

of Ogg Hall and Smith Hall were equally unaware of norovirus outbreaks in the residence halls. However, according to Robert Striker, an associate professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, dormitories may not be the only risk factors for the spread of the norovirus. “College campuses tend to have places where there are a lot of people interacting with each other,” Striker said. “Lecture halls, cafeterias [and] apartment complexes — any time you’ve got an increase in communicable diseases in a high density area and there is humanto-human spread, there is a risk.”

said the Baldwin Street neighborhood does not feel comfortable with Heimsness going back on patrol after hearing about Heimsness’s history in the department. sa“There isn’t just one incident — there are three — and they’ve come over a brief span of time,” Maurer said. “I think it’s somewhat telling that they’re all internally generated and they’re all coming on the heels of basically the unrelenting pressure placed upon the department because of the investigation of the Paul Heenan shooting.”

With risk present, prevention of illness around this time of year is crucial. Hand washing is key to preventing transmission, according to Roberts. He advised students to make sure to wash their hands before touching their face, eating or preparing food for other people, as these viruses and bacteria are all transmitted by the intestinal route. “Norovirus is very contagious and assuming there are cases, human-tohuman transmission usually outbreaks,” Striker said. “But even when these outbreaks are occurring they tend to peter out over a little bit of time.”

Wray said he has confidence in the MPD officers and emphasized their professionalism and ability to serve our community. He added the public should share his confidence. According to Stevenson, despite the continuing investigation into Heimsness, members of the community are still uncomfortable with the way the whole matter has been handled. “I don’t think anyone is going to be satisfied until we can ensure this won’t ever happen again,” Stevenson said.

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Liberal arts Column wrong to blast misstatement provide value LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Ouch. Where Cohan sees naïve stupidity, I see cojones. Some may say “humanities majors are idiotic for taking an unnecessary risk of not having a job.” Right, that’s almost as Reginald Young dumb as putting yourself Columnist in debt for four years so someone can tell you how to theoretically start a All fields of study are business, instead of just created equal. Some are going and starting one. (To just more equal than be fair, there are plenty of others. business sector jobs that For example, business, require a degree, and that nursing and computer comment is not aimed at sciences are perceived as them.) more worthwhile for a I’ve noticed this year I university to have than, tend to inherently respect say, the Scandinavian undergrads who study languages (who would humanities more than ever … ) or comparative those who don’t. Why? literature. The latter group Because they have the of “less valuable” majors, fucking guts to do what the humanities, is seen as they want with their life, a money-suck for every mercilessly. They take a university: a black hole, taking up space and money risk. They don’t choose a conventionally acceptable that every university fallback major for a secure could use for more “lucrative” and “pragmatic” (read: ordinary, banal) life. They’re not afraid of the departments. work, the self-marketing, Ha. the long hours with an There are two aspects uncertain payoff. That kind to look at regarding the of path isn’t for the weak“practical profitability” hearted. of the humanities: how If you truly love your profitable they are for business classes, awesome, a university and how go rock a business degree. profitable they are for But if you’re doing it students. solely because it might When looking at the increase your chances of monetary footprint of being employed, you’re the humanities on a making a huge mistake. If university’s budget, there’s a myth they are an absolute you really have a passion for what you do, whether drain of resources — we let it be nursing, French, them stay solely because philosophy or actuarial it’s “important” to be wellsciences, you’ll find a rounded. job sans problem. The Key word in that contentment that comes sentence: myth. from basing your life in Because, you see, quite something meaningful to the opposite is true. A 2010 you is worth so much more article in The Chronicle than any paycheck. And if of Higher Education showed, for example, at the you’re truly interested in your field, University of you might California, Los Angeles, the “The contentment that not own four BMWs, but humanities you’ll be generate more comes from basing than $59 your life in something financially fine. million while meaningful to you is Returning only spending to the $53.5 million. worth so much more “practical Or there’s the than any paycheck.” profitability” University of of the Washington, humanities, there are where “the humanities and definite quantifiable … the social sciences are the only ones that generate benefits. Martin Ruef, a faculty member at the more tuition income than Stanford Graduate School 100 percent of their total of Business, studied grads expenditure.” who started their own Contrary to popular businesses. He showed that belief, it turns out the those with more diverse humanities typically friendships and knowledge generate a profit for scored three times higher universities. So certainly on innovation tests. So they’re worthwhile for an if you think humanities institution to have. subjects like calligraphy Yet, the humanities get slandered as an impractical or foreign languages are a waste of your brain, tell institution, leading to that to Steve Jobs. He did the second aspect of the both in his spare time. humanities’ “profitability”: This is the key to how they benefit students. the “profitability” Rahim Kanani aptly of humanities on an describes the intangible individual scale; it benefits of the humanities diversifies your knowledge to an individual in a recent and teaches you to Forbes column. He writes critically think. Want to they “instill a rigor of the have a cutting edge in mind that is purposeful, your field? Then know logical, independent and something none of your creative.” Absolutely. colleagues have — learn to Humanities classes are think differently than your perfect for developing competition. It makes your those “critical thinking mind worth much more. skills” college is said to The humanities are instill. immensely practical not Personally, the only for a university, but immaterial value my also for individual students. Scandinavian studies I can argue in lofty “do degree has added to my something meaningful life is infinite. This past with your life” terms, but summer I was able to I can also point to the speak a foreign language, quantifiable reality the one my ancestors spoke, humanities bring money to with my distant relatives. a university and sharpen Something tells me getting your mind’s diversity and an accounting degree innovation. and doing my relatives’ When the next round taxes just wouldn’t be as of inevitable budget cuts meaningful. But, hey, to come, and the humanities, each their own. as always, get scapegoated, Kanani’s article was I’ll have but one thing to written in response to an say: Take your stinkin’ article by Peter Cohan. paws off my humanities, At one point, Cohan you damn dirty apes. thoughtlessly implies getting a humanities Reginald Young (ryoung@ degree is a wasteful, stupid is a choice. He writes students senior majoring in legal “could skip college and studies and Scandinavian go right to their jobs as studies. waiters and receptionists.”

The following is my reaction to the Jan. 31 column titled “Walker willfully misrepresents bow and arrow incident.” The opinion piece attacked Gov. Scott Walker’s Jan. 10 comments regarding how the tragedy at [Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.,] affected his stance on gun control; Walker said too much focus is put on the weapon rather than on the individuals wielding them. He then cited a recent domestic dispute near Neenah, in which a son shot an arrow at his father but missed. However, when Walker made the comment, he said a murder took place when, in fact, everyone survived. I will be forward. My stance is it is the right of

a law-abiding citizen to own and carry firearms for his own safety, his family’s safety and the protection of his rights. That is an issue I would gladly discuss, but in this letter I am not addressing the comments made about gun control, but rather the petty attack on the governor for being misinformed on a minor issue. Here at the University of Wisconsin, we pride ourselves on our political activism and open debate. It is an important part of the Wisconsin Experience. Over the course of our debate here on campus, facts will inevitably be innocently misrepresented. Either we are misinformed or our memory serves us poorly. It happens to all of us, but when that happens,

does our misstatement instantly become the focus of the conversation? No. We double-check the facts; if we are wrong, we admit it and we move on, focusing again on the

“Is the next step then to blast the governor for his admitted mistake, or is it to move on and again focus on the debate at hand?” Clearly, the latter is the sensible choice.” debate at hand. Now consider the governor’s statement. Yes, he did say a murder took place. No, a killing did not occur, but his office later admitted the mistake, stating he was

misinformed. Is the next step then to blast the governor for his admitted mistake, or is it to move on and again focus on the debate at hand? Clearly, the latter is the sensible choice. Do we need to hold our leaders to a high standard? Yes. However, the governor simply misspoke, and he owned up to his mistake. So to then assert he is part of the problem because he was misinformed on a minor incident is downright petty. Come on. Stay on task. Let’s keep the debate on the right to keep and bear arms, not petty bickering. Caleb Gerbitz (cgerbitz@ is a freshman majoring in civil engineering and economics.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND “ ... to have popular culture impact 100 years of [the Boy Scouts of America’s] standards is inappropriate.” -RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF TEXAS After years of mounting pressure, the Boy Scouts of America will be discussing and possibly voting on whether or not to lift the decades-old ban on gay scouts and leaders. This move has been met with approval by many (President Barack Obama recently called for the Scouts to lift the ban.) However, not everyone is thrilled with the possibility of change. In his address at the Texas Scouts’ 64th Annual Report to State, Gov. Rick Perry urged the Scouts to maintain their strict ban on homosexuals. However, it appears Perry may be slightly misinformed as to what homosexuality is, or perhaps more accurately, what it is not — a pop culture trend. It’s almost shocking to see a display of insensitivity like this from someone who only a year ago was a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. However, don’t sleep on Mr. Perry’s propensity for occasionaly putting his foot in his mouth. After all, let’s remember how his presidential campaign ended — not with a bang, but with an “oops.”

Humanities building blight on UW Nick Korger Sports Editor “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” These memorable words are inscribed on the gates of Hell in the work Inferno, the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy. And there is no better description in the written world that should represent the moniker of the dark, sunlight-deprived crap stain that is the George L. Mosse Humanities building, the University of Wisconsin’s largest eyesore. I remember the first time I entered its doors. I was just an eager freshman in the fall of 2008, unsure of a major and naïve in the ways of the world outside of my mother’s delicious dinners in Oshkosh. It was my first class. My first lecture ever as a student at UW. As I entered the doors, I was stricken with horror. “There’s no sunlight here.” And that’s the reason — besides my German heritage — I am more pasty white than Snow White herself. I’ve spent four years in a building where the sun is more foreign than The Atlantic Monthly is to the former cast of Jersey Shore. What better way to discourage a new student from choosing a major in the liberal arts than housing them in a building dimmer than the salaries of their starting jobs after

middle of English class, a graduating? mouse poked its head out Yes, no sunlight and of a noticeable hole in the zero view of the outside world from classrooms is an wall. Sitting diligently in the incredible way to spend one front row like the good to eight hours at a time. student I appear to be, But the horrors don’t end I was one of the first to there. Oh no, we haven’t notice the aberration. “Yes, even gotten to some of wonderful!” was the first the better experiences thought that ran through in Humanities that have welled up in the dams of my my head. Suddenly, the rodent memory. took to the floor and the First, let’s get nerdy and expected shrieking of girls talk about the architecture. and picking up of feet by I assume the building is dudes occurred, as lecture viewed similarly to the was disrupted for several way I am by Madison’s minutes while the confused population of sorority girls beast wandered throughout on the select few nights I enter the Kollege Klub: ugly the floor and rows of chairs, enjoying its conquest of and out of place. the unchartered Seriously, world of the the building classroom. looks like it This didn’t was designed “ ... lecture happen just one to deter was disrupted day, but several students for several times during from rioting minutes while the course of (which is the the semester. urban legend the confused And, sadly, this surrounding beast wandered still wasn’t my the throughout ... “ favorite moment architecture of my career in of the the Humanities building, dungeon. since it was constructed in To open up this semester, the protest-happy 1960s). I had a discussion class Just looking at it, I feel like inside one of the various I should shiver or have the smaller-sized torture goosebumps. chambers within the And what about the building. As we commenced quality of life on the inside discussion, I saw drops of the building? of water leaking from the To begin with, there’s ceiling and hitting a girl the wonderful wildlife that on the head, soaking her inhabits the building — and and her backpack and when I say wildlife, I really forcing her to move her mean the magical kingdom desk several inches to the of mice that live in the right to avoid a potential, center wall of the main unasked-for bath from the lecture hall on the second falling-apart structure. floor, 2650. And there’s also the During the spring temperature and the smell. semester of 2012, I Either it’s 100 degrees in enjoyed one of my more the building or it’s frigid, memorable encounters of and the men’s bathroom is the zoological kind within so beautifully designed the the building when, in the

entire building gets a nice whiff of whoever decided to grace the porcelain god with a deuce. I would personally liken the smell to a petting zoo. So, what are my recommendations? Well, first off, congratulations to UW for finally getting the music school their own space in the near future. There was nothing creepier than being in the first level of the building and hearing an organ or instrument noise coming from one of the various hidden rooms on a dimly-lit winter or spring afternoon. Seriously, most days I was just waiting for “The Phantom of the Opera” to come out and start serenading the nearest female to “The Sound of Music.” OK, back to my ideas. In my humble opinion, the next building to be replaced should be Humanities. Just because liberal arts students like me don’t have the most appealing majors doesn’t mean we need the least appealing building on campus to house us. Also, the building is a relic to some sort of time I’m not sure ever existed at UW. So while I await the announcement UW is finally approving the destruction and rebuilding of a new Humanities building, I’ll be silently waiting in its dark shadows to witness the next collapse of a ceiling tile from water damage. Nick is a fifth-year senior majoring in history and English. Love or hate the Humanities building? Let him know at nkorger@ or just go searching for him in the endless first floor maze of hallways in Humanities.

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‘30 Rock’ finale cements 7-year comedy legacy Final episode of NBC masterpiece provides closure, does justice to series Colin Kellogg ArtsEtc. Editor Last Thursday marked the end of a comedy era. No more will Liz Lemon’s life lessons and Tracy Jordan’s cries for attention be a part of NBC’s Thursday night of comedy. After seven wonderful years of eccentric characters and valuable life lessons, “30 Rock” has ended. If you haven’t seen it, “30 Rock” is essentially a show-within-a-show. It centers on Liz Lemon (Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”) and her boss Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”). Lemon and Donaghy have very different outlooks on life, and their already tenuous relationship is

often challenged by the antics and egos of Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan, “Why Stop Now”) and Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski, “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”). Tracy and Jenna are actors on “The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan”, the brainchild of head writer Liz. “30 Rock”‘s cadre of quirky characters is one of the reasons the show is a favorite among fans and critics alike. Many are egomaniacs, but the balance achieved between the subplots focused on each character is sublime, and a feat to be recognized. Though it is difficult to determine the most beloved or important character, Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon is the glue that holds together the dysfunctional mess of “TGS”. Before there was Jess from “New Girl,” Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon was the queen of awkward. For the women out there who

prefer to drink their wine racial stereotypes and sexual with ice cubes, eat cheese far-from-vanilla before bed and build a preferences are constantly wardrobe around blazers, re-evaluated. Liz struggles she was their fearless to find a successful leader. Liz challenged relationship, and when she Jack’s expectations of finds it with Criss (James the working woman, and Marsden, “Bachelorette”) showed success doesn’t they deal with issues of getting always come married and in a wella manicured, “‘30 Rock’’s starting family. expensivelycadre of quirky Morgan’s clad characters is one character package — sometimes, of the reasons the challenges it wears show is a favorite racial stereotypes, thickamong fans and both by framed glasses and critics alike.” participating in them and frumpy defying them. mom Throughout clothes. the many “30 Rock” seasons of is not afraid to test boundaries — many “30 Rock”, Tracy stars in a race joke or political ridiculous fictional films of Tyler slam abound. However, reminiscent much like the cartoon Perry’s “Madea” films “South Park”, “30 Rock”’s and is an absent father adventurous approach — reinforcing the black to comedy challenges male stereotype to the viewers to think critically extent of mockery. In about important social other episodes, he does issues. Gender roles, his best to not follow in

the footsteps of his father, who “left for a pack of smokes and never came back” (though the two are reunited at the end of last week’s episode). “30 Rock” is often over the top, but obviously so. In the last episode, consisting of two parts, “Hogcock!” and “The Last Lunch,” Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer, “The Campaign”) is now in charge of NBC’s programming. Liz, desperate to continue her writing career after “TGS”, pitches several ideas to Kenneth. He tells her all of her pitches are on his official list of ideas banned from new TV shows. The list of network “no-nos” includes words like “immortals,” “quality” and “show-within-a-show.” By the end of the farewell episode, every single “nono” item has made an appearance. As “30 Rock” ends, so does “TGS.” Jenna learns to display real emotion as she ends the show with

a live performance from the musical adaptation of the fictional “The Rural Juror.” Kenneth has reached the high level of success he’s been working for since beginning as a lowly NBC page. Jack and Liz realize how much they need each other’s friendship, and each finds their own source of happiness. Tracy is reunited with his father and writer Lutz (John Lutz, “Saturday Night Live”) exacts his lunchtime revenge. As every character’s story wraps up, the bittersweet reality sets in — never again will this clever crew of comedy be together onscreen again. And so, farewell Liz Lemon and “TGS”, thank you for seven years of Thursday night laughs. Though fans may try to fill the void with copious viewing of “Parks and Recreation” or the soonto-return “Community,” nothing will be the same. You will be missed.

‘House of Cards’ best online series New Netflix show reveals thrilling game behind Washington politics Tim Hadick ArtsEtc. Editor Politics can be a messy business. Backstabbing, media wars and blackmail are just a few of the common tricks of political intrigue, at least according to the world of Hollywood. Yet, as of late, these ways of Washington have gotten old. The spotlight of quality hasn’t shined on political thrillers recently, but shows like “Scandal” have helped the genre grow. Now the best of scheming television has found a new home online with “House of Cards,” which premiered on Netflix last week. Kevin Spacey (“Margin Call”) plays Congressman Frank Underwood, a South Carolina Democrat. A smart, cool man, Underwood runs Washington, D.C. There is no question that he is the most powerful person in the district, even more powerful than the president. The congressman and his wife (Robin Wright, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) are one of the most respected and feared power-couples in politics, and anyone who even whispers a threat towards them will find themselves at the bottom of a political well. The series begins with Underwood being passed over as a candidate for Secretary of State by the president-elect. The congressman doesn’t let his anger get the best of him and instead systematically destroys the political career of the actual candidate, with the help of young journalist Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, TV’s “American Horror Story”). Trading her journalistic ethics for power, Barnes allows Underwood to use her to write stories that topple Underwood’s colleagues. But Barnes wants to be more than just a puppet and more of a partner — in more ways than one. Underwood knows he has a strong hold over every person in politics, both inside and outside of Washington. He has a set philosophy on how people work that Spacey wholly embodies. The ensemble cast of “House of Cards” is phenomenal. Characters connect on every level of the political hierarchy, from simple union protesters to the president’s chief of staff. Emotions often run high, but actors keep lines from

sounding too exaggerated. There is a present sense of sophistication in dialogue and acting, and “House of Cards” will intimidate viewers looking for a casual series to zone out to. With enough attention paid, though, “House of Cards” will impress even the most casual of Netflix users. Calling “House of Cards” the “West Wing” of Congress wouldn’t be far off, but only in terms of high quality production, writing, acting, etc. The series is about dirty, mean tactics — the opposite of the more ethically focused “The West Wing.” In the style of “The West Wing,” missing even one line from a main character can set back viewers several scenes, if not episodes. Dialogue changes pace constantly as players interact in high-risk situations. Plans hatched by Underwood and others in Congress are elaborate and lofty. Watching one man in the House of Representatives — of all places — literally influence the country more than the president himself is breathtaking. All the while nothing the congressman does seems too far-fetched; every play is smart, calculated and deliberate toward a goal of absolute power. The first two episodes of “House of Cards” were directed by David Fincher, who brings his dark, sharp atmosphere from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Social Network” into the series. A beautiful soundtrack carries the mood with an original score that conveys Washington politics. “House of Cards” is not the first Netflix original series. Netflix produced and released “Lilyhammer” last year, and the much anticipated fourth season of “Arrested Development” is scheduled to premiere on the streaming service later this year. Netflix releases all episodes of its content at once, so the crowd that likes to blow through series in one sitting will be pleased with “House of Cards.” Better than any other series, “House of Cards” lifts the veil on crafty politics in a most nonmoralistic way. Viewers cannot tell whether Underwood is the good guy or just another player in a game with no real winners. “House of Cards” is thoroughly impressive and should be in everyone’s instant queue.


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Dekker Badgers’ next chosen one Ian McCue Right On Cue He took the ball down the floor, abruptly planted his feet from the right wing and tossed up a Hail Mary threepoint attempt. The ball fell through the bottom of the net and a Wisconsin sports hero had stamped his legacy with his first signature moment on a national scale. Every Wisconsin basketball fan has seen the miraculous clip of Sam Dekker sinking the game-winning shot to earn his Sheboygan Lutheran team the Division 5 State Championship. The play — which landed the top spot on SportsCenter’s daily Top 10 — was enough for Dekker to earn recognition as one of the best high school players from the state in recent memory. Had it all ended at the Kohl Center floor that day, his teammates mobbing him and a group of yellow-clad fans wearing out their vocal cords in celebration, people would still be talking about him for decades. But with three years ahead of him (assuming he doesn’t duck out early), Dekker has the chance to add more than a few extra lines to his personal history book before he departs Madison. Rare is it for Wisconsin to reel in a top national recruit and rarer still is it for him to become a serious contributor as a freshman on a Bo Ryancoached team. And here is Dekker, netting 8.8 points per game in the 22 minutes he averages on the floor. Such immediate impact has only one cause — immense talent. And what do fans love talking about even more than talent? Speculation: Way too much time thinking and reading about the player they could become by their senior year. Dekker certainly claims enough talent to spark one of those conversations, so let me be the first to indulge you. Based on my own research, Dekker’s current numbers alone are the fourth-best season for a freshman in Ryan’s 12-year tenure. Two of the names on the list are two of the more memorable players to call the Kohl Center home in the last decade — Devin Harris and Alando Tucker. The third, forward Mike Wilkinson, posted numbers very similar to Dekker’s as a freshman. The first two turned into two of the best players in Wisconsin history, with Tucker departing as the program’s all-time scoring leader. Wilkinson went on to a steady, productive career, with 14.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in his 2004-05 senior campaign.

Dekker has launched roughly 50 percent of his shots this season from beyond the three-point arc while the other half have come closer to the hoop, which speaks to his versatility on the floor. He’s shooting a respectable 41.3 percent on those threepoint attempts and nearly 47 percent overall, promising numbers for his first year on a collegiate floor. Suiting up for a squad that is criticized (and rightfully so) for being way to anxious to let the three-balls fly, the 6-foot-7 freshman has shown a refreshing aggression to attack the basket. With controlled but forceful dribble-drives, Dekker can create his own shot thanks to a steady hand and a long (if wiry) frame. Despite his offensive prowess, his shortcomings are most apparent on the defensive end, earning him criticism from Ryan. And he has fallen victim to the typical freshman mistakes, like when he collected two quick, bone-headed fouls against Michigan State or when he threw an inbound pass the length of the court and out of bounds to let Minnesota tie it up before halftime. Dekker’s game remains so intriguing because he has shown such tremendous growth so quickly. He is miles ahead of where Jared Berggren, Ryan Evans and Ben Brust — the team’s three leading scorers — were as freshman, making speculation all the more appetizing. The next step for Dekker is packing more muscle onto his frame. This is the Big Ten, and to truly reach his potential in the guard-forward hybrid role he has to get more physical. There is minimal doubt his offensive game will continue to evolve, with his pump fakes more convincing and his mid-range game more consistent. As early as next season this will be Dekker’s team. Brust and Gasser will certainly share the offensive load, but he will be able to fall into his natural mold next year: that of a pure scorer. This is not to say Wisconsin will turn into the one-man scoring show that he was at Sheboygan, but expect big jumps from a player who will be a year smarter after having an entire offseason to tailor his game for the college ranks. Just how good could Sam Dekker be? After 22 games of action, the ceiling has only climbed higher. The only question now is if he will become the unstoppable force every Wisconsin fan is already envisioning. Maybe good things truly do come to those who wait. Ian is a senior just months away from entering the “real world.” Have your own thoughts on Dekker and his legacy at Wisconsin? Let him know by email at imccue@ or on Twitter @imccue.

Andy Fate The Badger Herald

Morgan Paige has emerged as the go-to scorer for Wisconsin and a potential First Team All-Big Ten selection in 2013. Since the season-ending injury to the Badgers’ No. 1 scoring option senior Taylor Wurtz, Paige has grown immensely in her offensive game, averaging 28 points in her last two games and 17.4 points per game on the season.

STIFLED, from 10 just five points in the second period, all on free throws. Although Paige’s offense stalled, her team remained in the game due to some timely production from point guard Tiera Stephen. Stephen scored a careerhigh 14 points on 5-of11 shooting, 10 of them coming in the second half. Wisconsin trailed by just three points with 10 minutes remaining after a pair of free throws by Paige, but the Badgers needed more than just Stephen and Paige to hang with Illinois. The Illini defense remained in its 2-1-2 set and forced Wisconsin into four

CHAMPAIGN, from 10 stretch there in the second half where we went too much hero ball,” Illinois coach John Groce said. “We took bad shots,” he added later. Wisconsin survived a run by the Illini early in the half. Illinois closed to 35-30 on a dunk by Egwu and had a chance to narrow that gap by two more when Bertrand stole the ball and fed Henry as he sprinted down court. But Henry, who plays just 10 minutes a game, missed the dunk. And an Assembly Hall

consecutive turnovers after the 10-minute mark, extending the Illinois lead to 50-44. Wisconsin would only make two more buckets the rest of the game. “We kind of got out of sync a little bit in the second half and we got flustered,” Paige said. “Coach said that we needed to stick together, but I think we disbanded a little bit. That really hurt us in the middle of the second half.” Wisconsin made the finish interesting by shooting 14-of-16 from the free throw line in the second half, but their 5-for-17 shooting from the field kept their offense from thriving. Kelsey was notably frustrated following

the game saying, “what a difference a couple days makes,” between Thursday’s upset and Sunday’s game. The Badgers’ coach was left looking for more from Paige’s surrounding cast. “Morgan is not going to shoot 100 percent, so we can’t put all of it on Morgan. Other people have to step up and help us,” Kelsey said. “Tonight, some people were out to lunch. “They were at the Panera Bread Company eating and not in the gym, paying attention to what we are doing, and that’s what is frustrating, because we don’t have a lot of depth.” Kelsey has been coaching with little depth since winter break

as Taylor Wurtz and AnnMarie Brown were forced to the sidelines for the remainder of 2013 with injuries. Adding in the departure of multiple transfers, Kelsey is leading a squad with just nine active players. The second-year coach cited a lack of spark from the entire squad held Wisconsin back in their attempt to follow up Thursday’s surprising victory. “The urgency is not there,” Kelsey said. “We’re trying to get [the team] in the mindset of playing in March … you don’t want a spring break. If you have one, guess what, you ain’t in the tournament … you can tell I’m not happy about our play, because we can do better.”

crowd ready to explode instead could do nothing but groan. Given that reprieve, the Badgers made Illinois pay. Wisconsin went on an 8-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer from a wideopen Kaminsky — so open he hesitated before taking the shot, glancing as if to look for a pass that might be the better option. And just like that the Badgers were up 43-30 with 14:33 to play. Kaminsky, wearing protective goggles for his eye, played 23 minutes off the bench on Sunday. The Badgers shot 55.6

percent in the second half, and went to the free-throw line 31 times over those 20 minutes, hitting 19. Wisconsin shot 35.5 percent from the field in the first half. Illinois made 29.6 percent. Illinois, though, took the lead 16-14 on a 3-pointer by Richardson with 8:21 left in the first half. It looked like a sign that the Illini might be about to find something resembling touch. That didn’t happen, but the Badgers started clawing their way out of their own shooting funk. They went on a 19-8 run to finish the half ahead, 33-24.

Two of those points came on Brust’s layup with 1:33 to play in the half. The basket was initially denied by a shot clock violation but, after Wisconsin’s players pointed out that fewer than 20 seconds had actually elapsed on the shot clock. But it took a lengthy discussion by the officials after Illinois’ next possession to get it right. “I looked up at the shot clock and there was 8 seconds (left),” Ryan said. “We’re thinking, there’s no way, there had to be more time. So we said excuse us, I think you ought to review that, and they did.”

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Wisconsin upsets No. 7 Penn State in 63-61 shocker Paige carries UW with 33 points in Thursday night win at Kohl Center Dan Corcoran Badger Blog Editor The seconds wound down. The shot went up. The horn sounded. The crowd gasped in anxious anticipation, and then the ball fell off the rim, as the Kohl Center flew into a frenzy. That’s how the final five seconds of the Wisconsin women’s basketball game played out Thursday night as the Badgers defeated No. 7 Penn State 63-61 at the Kohl Center in improbable, heart-pounding fashion. Just two weeks ago the Lady Lions (17-3, 7-1 Big Ten) routed Wisconsin 84-

40 in State College, Pa., but with the embarrassing loss in the back of their minds, the Badgers fought with every ounce of energy they had and came up with the stunning upset to end Penn State’s 11-game winning streak. The first time the two teams met, Wisconsin failed to do much of anything right, turning the ball over 24 times and coming up 24 rebounds short of the Lady Lions, while shooting just 26 percent from the field. But, that Wisconsin team wasn’t the group that showed up Thursday night. “Coming around this game we really followed our game plan,” forward Jacki Gulczynski said. “Our coaches had us set with what we were going to do. We just really executed this time around a lot better.” Wisconsin jumped out to an early 8-2 advantage,

and while most people wondered when the Lady Lions would take the lead for good, Wisconsin kept chugging along. But after leading for almost the entire first half, Wisconsin went on a four minute, 43-second scoring drought to end the half and Penn State capitalized to take a 33-29 lead into halftime. The two teams battled back and forth throughout the entire second half with the lead changing hands eight different times. And just as it appeared Penn State was about to pull away in the usual second-half script for Wisconsin, the Badgers countered with a comeback of their own. Trailing 46-40, the Badgers outscored Penn State 10-4 to pull even at 50-50 with 7:33 left to play in the game. Wisconsin then took the lead with just over

six minutes remaining, but the lead changed five more times over the rest of the game. With just under a minute to play, Morgan Paige — who scored a career-high 33 points for the Badgers — nailed a cold-blooded three from the top of the key to give Wisconsin the lead. “The last one, I thought it was short when I let it go, but it was straight on and it went in and the place erupted,” Paige said. “I knew it was big and I knew it was crucial at that time.” On the ensuing possession, the Lady Lions’ Alex Bentley stayed calm and hit a mid-range jumper to tie the game again, this time at 61. After a timeout by head coach Bobbie Kelsey with just a few seconds remaining in the game, Paige passed the ball to Cassie Rochel, who pulled

up for a baseline jumper. Although the initial attempt failed to fall, redshirt senior Tiera Stephen collected the rebound — her 11th of the game — and banked the ball in on the putback to give the Badgers the lead for good. Along with Paige’s 33 points, Gulczynski had 16 of her own — the 14th game in a row she has scored in double figures — and freshman Dakota Whyte played a vital role off the bench despite not making a mark in the box score. “She stepped up this year and you saw Dakota step up a little bit in this big game,” Kelsey said. “Pretty much Dakota saved us really. We did give Dakota credit for this. Sometimes it’s not in the stats, it’s just a player making a difference and helping out in the intangible ways.” The win for Wisconsin

was only its second of the conference season, but the meaning it has reaches far beyond just another tally in the win column. It was the Badgers’ first win over a top-10 team in nearly five years and quite possibly the biggest win for Kelsey in her tenure as the head coach of Wisconsin. After losing two key players and seven out of the last eight games up to that point, Wisconsin was finally able to stare adversity in the eyes and respond with a win. “It means a lot for us; I’m not going to downplay it,” Kelsey said. “It’s huge for our confidence. It’s huge for our program to beat a very highly-ranked team. A lot of people say that we don’t have anything. We have plenty.” “They could either fold or they could buck up and do it and that’s what they do.”

Badgers take giant step backward in loss to Illini Wisconsin struggles to execute offense, turns ball over 27 times in home loss Dan Corcoran Badger Blog Editor Black and white. Night and day. High definition and low definition. On top of the world and at rock bottom. Those are just some examples of how stark the difference in play was for the Wisconsin women’s basketball between its game Thursday and its game Sunday afternoon. Taking what looked like a big step forward for the program when it upset No. 7 Penn State this past Thursday night, Wisconsin (10-12, 2-7) took two larger

steps back in Sunday’s 6456 loss to Illinois (13-8, 6-3). Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey best explained the Badgers woes following Sunday’s game, in which they came out flat and struggled to find any rhythm. “A lot of our problems in this game were the turnovers,” Kelsey said. “Some of those were not them taking the ball away from us, just us making poor decisions as far as passing decisions we’re making.” Wisconsin actually jumped out to an early 10-5 lead in the first half and appeared to pick up right where it had left off in the upset win over Penn State. However, the Illinois defense – which averages 12.4 steals per game – upped the defensive

pressure and forced the Badgers into 27 turnovers in the game, 19 of which came from Illini steals. In the first half UW shot a fairly warm 44 percent from the field, but the 12 Wisconsin turnovers in the half allowed Illinois more opportunities to take advantage of, as the Illini took a 34-31 lead into halftime. Difficulty passing and forced passes were a problem all game for Wisconsin, as the lack of smooth team play was clearly evident in the second half. “We kind of got out of sync in the second half,” Paige said. “We got flustered, and like coach said we needed to stick together and we kind of disbanded a little bit and that really hurt us.” “We really have to focus

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Junior forward Cassie Rochel scored four points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Badgers in a disheartening home loss to the Illini. Rochel, who averages 6.8 points per game, is the third-leading scorer for a shorthanded UW team this year behind sophomore Jacki Gulczynski and junior Paige Morgan.

on sticking together and sticking with the game plan. I think that’s where we got away from it today.” Paige was one of the few bright spots on offense in the game for Wisconsin, as she totaled 23 points in the game to follow up her 33-point careerhigh performance from Thursday night. Jacki Gulcznski and Tiera Stephen also scored in double figures for the Badgers, but their performances were not enough as Wisconsin mustered little else on offense. The Badgers’ second half shooting performance matched the ice cold weather in Madison with only five made field goals in the entire second half. In Wisconsin’s tough losses this year it seems that the Badgers falter in a

different area of the game every time, but in Sunday’s loss it performed poorly across the board. Other than poor second half shooting and turnovers, Wisconsin had difficulty boxing out on the defensive glass leading to detrimental second chance points for the Illini. Wisconsin outrebounded Illinois, but the Illini collected 13 offensive boards that kept Wisconsin from coming back late in the game. “The boxing out is very disappointing,” Kelsey said. “We did not do what we said we needed to do or we knew we had to do. I warned the team that if we don’t box out we were going to lose the game, and that’s exactly what contributed to us not being successful today.” The Illini didn’t play a spectacular game

themselves by any means, but they were opportunistic throughout the game, taking advantage of the Badger mistakes, scoring 21 points off of turnovers and totaling 11 second chance points. With the win, Illinois recorded its fifth road win in the Big Ten, improving its record to 5-0 on the road so far this conference season. Illini head coach Matt Bollant was very proud of his team after the game, in referring to his players as “road warriors”. “Winning on the road takes mentality. It’s one of the things that our players have grown a great deal in just having that fight and determination to not back down and then that belief. For us to win five on the road, that’s just huge,” Bollant said.

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UW offense reawakens in Champaign Kaminsky blasts Illini for careerhigh in Badgers’ 74-68 win on road David Mercer Associated Press

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Senior forward Jared Berggren added six points and five rebounds for the Badgers in their 74-68 victory over the Illini Sunday, despite getting into foul trouble early in the contest. Berggren is averaging 11.6 ppg (highest on the team) this season in the midst of a scoring slump over the last six games in which he has reached double-digits in points only one time.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Since Frank Kaminsky was poked in the eye in a game on Jan. 15, he had played a total of four minutes for Wisconsin. The iris in his left eye was cut, and for several days after the injury he couldn’t see out of that eye. It’s safe to say he’s back. Kaminsky scored a careerhigh 19 points Sunday and, combined with Ben Brust’s 20 points, led the Badgers to a 74-68 win at Illinois that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. “We just took it out on them,” Kaminsky said. The win keeps the Badgers (15-7, 6-3) in fifth place in the Big Ten and was particularly sweet, Kaminsky said, since he and Brust are both from the Chicago area. “This is my home state, I have all my family here,” he said. “I wanted to come and play well in front of my family.” The loss was the seventh in nine games for the Illini (15-8, 2-7), who are slipping toward the bottom of the conference after opening the season 12-0. They gave up 40 second-half points to the Badgers, and sent Wisconsin to the free-throw line 42 times. The Badgers made 28. “At some point it can’t be acceptable for them to score like the way they did,” said center Nnanna Egwu, who had 14 points and seven rebounds. “We just made too many mistakes on the

defensive end.” Illinois was led by Joseph Bertrand’s 17 points. Besides Egwu, three other Illini scored in double figures: Brandon Paul — who came off the bench for the first time this season — had 13 points and D.J. Richardson and Tracy Abrams scored 10 each. The big game from Brust and Kaminsky made up for a quiet one from Jared Berggren, who was the Badgers’ leading scorer entering Sunday. He drew two first-half fouls and picked up his third early in the second half, limiting his time on the court. Berggren finished with six points in 17 minutes. Neither team was effective offensively over the first 20 minutes. Wisconsin shot under 30 percent for most of the first half and combined with the Illini to score 14 points in the game’s first eight minutes. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said the teams’ defenses deserve some credit for that. “You have to give credit to the defense in the Big Ten,” he said. “It’s time or people do that.” The Illini closed the gap on the Badgers very late — they shot 54 percent in the second half — but trailed by 15 with 5:13 to play. The Badgers built that big lead on defense and a run of impatient Illini shooting. First, Myke Henry missed on a long 3-pointer, answered quickly by Berggren, whose short bucket put Wisconsin up 5341 with 8:54 to play. Then, after a quick miss on a 3-point try by Richardson, Evans sank a jump shot from the corner for a 55-41 edge. “I thought we had a


Women’s basketball stifled by tough Illini defense Paige’s 23 points not enough for Badgers as turnovers costly in 64-56 home loss Sean Zak Senior Associate Sports Editor Lately, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team has gone only as far as junior guard Morgan Paige could take them, like when

Paige dropped 33 points in the Badgers’ stunning 6361 upset of then-No. 7 Penn State Thursday night. The case was no different Sunday afternoon, only the distance Paige carried Wisconsin (10-12, 2-7) wasn’t enough as Illinois (13-8, 6-3) won 64-56. At the outset, however, Paige looked durable enough for the task. On 6-of-11 shooting in the first half, Paige didn’t skip a beat from her Thursday

performance against the Lady Lions. With 18 of her team’s 31 points at the break, Paige quickly caught the eye of her opponent’s highest rank. “Obviously, we didn’t do a very good job in the first half,” Illinois head coach Matt Bollant said. “18-of-31 was not the ratio we were looking for.” Although it took until halftime, Bollant found what he was looking for early in the second half.

After experimenting with a 2-1-2 zone in the latter half of the first period, the Illini went back to the disruptive trapping set in the second frame, extending the defense fullcourt. Many times the Badgers needed an array of guards just to help cross the ball over half-court against the Illini defense. When they did cross the time line, they were often trapped into the four corners of the

offensive side. Although Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey didn’t think the trapping defense affected the Badgers’ offense greatly, Wisconsin was forced into 27 turnovers on the game, 19 of them coming on Illini steals. “We’ve been one of the best in the Big Ten and one of the better teams in the country [at forcing steals],” Bollant said of his defense, which entered the game

averaging 12.7 steals per game. “For us to get more than our average was huge, especially in a game where there’s not quite as many possessions because it was played at a little slower pace.” The Illini certainly slowed the pace Paige was on. The junior guard failed to convert a field goal in the second half, finishing the game 6-for-14, notching

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