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From the desk of the editor: On finding a home off campus For incoming freshmen, take time to explore opportunities, communities found outside the confines of UW’s campus by Matt O’Connor Editor-in-Chief
To the incoming freshmen class and those arriving on campus for the first time — welcome! You’ve likely heard enough encouragement from university officials, SOAR leaders and excited friends and family members to get out and explore campus, so I’ll offer you some different advice instead. While being on and growing comfortable with campus is great, your years at the University of Wisconsin likely won’t be defined here. The Terrace is beautiful and you may very well find your best friends right on your dormitory floor — but I’d encourage not to get too comfortable with life as you know it on campus. After all, we get to call all of Madison home — not just the university. From intensely private and quiet nature scenes to busy and crowded urban environments, this city combines paradoxes beautifully,
and you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t attempt to fully explore it. I was offered this advice myself when I first arrived here, and I’ve always been glad that I followed it. After all, my best memories have been made outside the confines of campus and the reach of the university. At the core of these memories is The Badger Herald — a bold, evolving and entirely independent experiment in student media. The key word there is independent, meaning that while we are student-run and our content is studentoriented, The Badger Herald does not operate under the guise of the university. For an organization entrusted with telling the stories and amplifying the voices of UW students, independence from the university is crucial. That’s why we have our own office, pay our own way and develop our own content — because the stories we tell and the students we serve are just too important for us to be beholden to the institutional power we are tasked with holding to account. So for aspiring journalists, writers,
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Everything you need to know ahead of August gubernatorial primary
Eight Democrats vying for chance to win governorship for first time since 2010 while Republicans seek to maintain control by James Strebe Campus News Editor
On Aug. 14, just a few weeks before classes begin at the University of Wisconsin, voters throughout the state will go to the polls for the 2018 primary elections. This year, both the governorship and a U.S. Senate seat are up for grabs. In the gubernatorial race, eight Democrats are competing for their party’s nomination, while the Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker faces one challenger. Below is a brief overview of the contenders and their positions. Gov. Scott Walker, R Walker has focused his campaign on the state’s job growth, investments in education and tax cuts, as seen in a recent ad. Last year, Walker was heavily involved in a deal expected to bring an estimated 13,000 jobs to southeast Wisconsin from Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer. In exchange for building a large factory in the Racine County village of Mount Pleasant, Foxconn received roughly $3 billion in financial incentives — something which Walker and state Republicans have been criticized for by state Democrats. Closer to campus, Walker ’s campaign website emphasizes the investment his administration made in the UW system last budget cycle, which saw the system’s budget increase by $36 million, and the six-year tuition freeze, which has kept tuition at a flat rate for in-state students. Robert Meyer, R Meyer, a Republican businessman challenging the incumbent, said the Walker administration represents a small faction of “radical libertarian extremists,” who he claimed are fueled by small groups of people like the Koch brothers. Meyer said the state lacks long-term planning and has failed to make financial investments in its future, which is why he believes the state needs to set long-term economic and environmental goals with bipartisan support. “We want Wisconsin moving forward again, which happens when we’re working together,” Meyer said. Along with a reinvestment in the university, Meyer said he would establish a blueribbon commission on higher education. The commission currently in place for K-12 education is designed to make sure that the school budget is utilized effectively and responsibly. Meyer said he would also work towards making college affordable for students. Mike McCabe, D With years of experience working for watchdog groups, McCabe said his goal is to restore Wisconsin’s reputation for “clean and 4 • badgerherald.com • July 27, 2018
honest government.” To demonstrate his commitment to this objective, McCabe said he refuses to accept any donation over $200. “We don’t have the big money,” McCabe said. “But when it comes to grassroots organization and people power, we’ve got the richest campaign in the race by far.” McCabe urged Wisconsin to invest more money in “regular people” by cutting tax breaks and subsidies for the wealthiest state residents. Instead, McCabe said that money should be redirected into things like college affordability, high-speed internet in rural communities and clean energy jobs in Wisconsin. McCabe also said he will increase the autonomy of the UW school system from the state government and give the university more freedom to decide their curriculum. He also said that he will invest more in UW, with the goal of a debtfree college education for UW students.
“It’s one thing to talk a good game,” Soglin said. “It’s another thing to actually implement successful programs.” As mayor, Soglin said he’s learned that a successful community needs access to affordable housing, transportation, education, career development, childcare and behavioral and nutritional healthcare. He said these are the central issues of his campaign. As governor, Soglin said he would work to increase funding to the university, reduce student debt, retain faculty in the UW system and increase class availability to incoming students so they can graduate on time.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma As a state Senator, Vinehout began writing her own alternative versions of the state budget after the 2011 Act 10 bill eliminated the collective bargaining rights of most public sector employees. Vinehout said the budget was being written to help the interests of the wealthy and with some Kelda Roys, D help, could be Roys, who better written to represented help Wisconsin Madison in the residents in state Assembly, need. is one of the “[My mom] youngest would say ‘if Democratic you don’t like Designed by Sam Christensen candidates on someone’s idea, The Badger Herald the ballot. Roys come up with said her focus is your own,’” on helping young people, because she believes Vinehout said. “So, I did.” they are the key to Wisconsin’s future. In Vinehout’s most recent budget, she “People grow up here, get educated here, introduced proposals to make two-year and then they leave,” Roys said. “We have to universities and tech schools in Wisconsin figure out a way to reverse that trend.” free, fully re-instate funding to the UW system Roys said she believes politicians must and expand need-based financial aid. work past hyper-partisanship in Wisconsin, Vinehout said Walker ’s previous budgets, and stressed that Democrats need to energize which have cut state funding to the university their base by giving their supporters things to while also freezing tuition, have left the UW vote for instead of against. system inadequately funded and created As a state representative, Roys passed tension in higher education. legislation that extended BadgerCare access to 80,000 Wisconsin residents and helped pass the Mahlon Mitchell, D first pro-choice bill in three decades through a Mitchell has been a Madison firefighter for Republican-controlled state legislature. more than 20 years. He is the youngest and As governor, Roys said she will increase the first black person to serve as president of university’s institutional autonomy and invest the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, in affordable higher education, like free twoaccording to his website. year college. Mitchell’s union joined the 2010 protest of the Act 10 law, which ended collective Paul Soglin, D bargaining for most public-sector workers. Soglin said he has the best chance of beating Mitchell ultimately ran unsuccessfully against Walker, pointing to his 21 years of experience Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch during the as Madison’s mayor and three election 2012 recall elections. victories over incumbent mayors. As governor, Michell said he will invest
more money into the UW system, allow refinancing for student loans and create a student loan forgiveness program. Tony Evers, D Evers, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is currently leading in the Democratic primaries, according to a July Marquette Law School poll. Evers said his name recognition and track record of winning statewide elections has propelled him to the front of the pack, but stressed it will take more than that for him to win. “This race has to be more than just beating Scott Walker,” Evers said. “This race has to be about a positive vision for the future and making sure that we have a Wisconsin that we can be proud of.” Evers said he believes he’s focused on issues that are important to everyone — like education, healthcare, infrastructure and Wisconsin’s natural resources. Evers, a member of the UW Board of Regents, said the university system needs to be detached from the state’s politics, citing the controversial UW free speech policy which threatens to expel or suspend students seen to disrupt free expression as an example. He also wishes to see more student and faculty input in university decision-making. Josh Pade, D Pade, a political newcomer, is an attorney who worked for J Crew for almost eight years and also spent time in the offices of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, and former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-WI. In an interview with WFRV-TV, Pade said as an outside contender he brings a “fresh, global” perspective to the campaign. Pade could not be reached for comment at this time. His website does not mention any policies relevant to UW or Wisconsin students. Matt Flynn, D Flynn is the former chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Through his experiences, Flynn said he learned the party needs strong leadership and unity. “You have got to unify the party before you can get elected to the state government,” Flynn said. “Unifying the party will be something that’s at the top of my agenda.” Flynn set out a plan as governor to free Wisconsin from the Foxconn deal by rescinding it on the grounds that the contract exempts Foxconn from existing environmental regulations. Flynn also plans to legalize marijuana, which he said he will implement by pardoning offenders if necessary. As governor, Flynn also plans to implement a student loan refinance committee modeled after other states to refinance student loan debt. He said he plans to redirect the money rescinded from canceling the Foxconn deal toward making higher education in Wisconsin free for two years for in-state students.
True to its roots, UW takes gold at 2018 Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge In April, recent dairy science graduates led program to victory in California, bringing attention to UW’s world-class department
by Alice Wang Reporter
The University of Wisconsin placed first at the 2018 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge in April, beating out teams from 38 American and Canadian universities. Team members Anthony Schmitz, Charles Hamilton, Longan Voigts and Connor Willems were students in the Dairy Science Department at UW and graduated this past spring. Coaches Ted Halbach and David Combs of the Department of Dairy Science led the team to victory in California. The Dairy Challenge is a three-day applied dairy management competition that requires students to analyze a commercial farm and present their observations and management recommendations to a panel of industry professionals, Halbach said. Judges decide the winner based on the quality of a team’s analysis and solutions. Halbach said one of the obstacles was the time constraint on identifying issues occurring on the farm and the reasons behind them. Another obstacle was that all team members had to have a full understanding of their plan, Schmitz said. Although he was primarily responsible for financial analysis, he also had to understand nutrition, reproduction, genetics and other topics. “Dairy Science includes both applied and basic science applications,” Halbach said. “They also learn how to communicate their expertise [through the Dairy Challenge].” To test the entire team’s knowledge, the panel asked Schmitz not to answer the financial questions to see if everyone else knew the concepts too, Schmitz said. Schmitz said the best part of the Dairy Challenge was that he had a chance to apply what he had learned in school on a real farm. Schmitz and his teammates strengthened their communication and interpersonal skills through analyzing, pitching and selling their ideas, he said. “We had high expectation with the hard work we put in,” Schmitz said. “We learned how to interact with people and put textbooks into action.” The Dairy Challenge is a platform used to examine how the UW Dairy Science Department’s core courses, practical active learning labs and internship opportunities prepare students for employment, Halbach said. He believes the problem-solving and dairy knowledge skills that led the team to success at the Dairy Challenge will also lead them to rewarding careers. According to the department’s website, UW Dairy Science is renowned for its excellent teaching, research and outreach on dairy. The department has between 70 to 80 undergraduate students, with about 25 incoming students each year, Cathy Rook, the Dairy Science Student Coordinator said.
The department also has a Visiting International Student Program that provides full academic and student support services to international students who want to pursue a dairy science degree. But even though there have been some inquiries and students who qualified, there have not yet been any admissions, Rook said. Additionally, the program allows for students to gain hands-on experience to provide for an economic dependency on dairy in Wisconsin. To provide that hands-on experience, the department supplies access to cows during all lab and practical sessions, Halbach said. “There are considerable student opportunities associated with going to school in the heart of ‘America’s Dairyland’ with World Dairy Expo virtually in our backyard,” Halbach said. The World Dairy Expo is a five-day event held every year at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. It showcases dairy cattle and new technology available to the industry. UW utilizes many strategies to train students for real work in the dairy field, an industry that plays a large role in Wisconsin’s economy, Halbach said. In 2014, a study was conducted to assess the dairy industry in Wisconsin. It found milk production and dairy product manufacturing in the state generated $40 billion within the year. The industry contributes $43.4 billion to the state’s economy each year and employs more than 78,900 people, while Wisconsin’s 1.27 million dairy cows generate $34,000 each in annual economic activity, according to the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin website. Gov. Scott Walker recently visited and awarded the Center for Dairy Research at UW with a $200,000 state grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The grant aims to support innovative dairy technologies and products, and promote entrepreneurship within the state’s dairy industry. Besides helping with problem-solving and product development within CDR, the grant will also help keep the processing sector of the state competitive, Stephenson said. CDR launched the Tech Transfer, University, Research and Business Opportunity program in 2013, which has created 29 jobs since then in rural communities. As for the Dairy Challenge, UW coaches expressed pride not only in the team’s victory, but also in everything they did to achieve it. “Dave and I are privileged to work with extremely talented students,” Halbach said. “This team did the little things when no one was watching. That leads to success.”
Photo · The dairy industry contributes $43.4 billion to the state’s economy each year. Joey Reuteman The Badger Herald
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Community-University Partnerships return in honor of Wisconsin Idea Partnership awards were granted to seven organizations, including Oneida Nation, Wisconsin Women in Governemnt by Hibah Ansari State News Editor
To honor the Wisconsin Idea, the University of Wisconsin awarded seven collaborations with the recently revived CommunityUniversity Partnership Awards. The Community-University Partnership Awards were started by former UW Director of Community Relations LaMarr Billups. The awards recognize UW students, staff and faculty who have made partnerships within the community to address public issues in Madison and beyond. UW Director of Community Relations Leslie Orrantia helped revive the Awards after a hiatus between 2014 and 2017. “It’s a privilege to bring back something that I think is very critical,” Orrantia said. “Our chancellor and our administration have a great deal of interest in supporting the type of work that really makes us foundationally who we are as an institution.” Honorees include the Oneida Nation, The Compost Project, CAMP Bayview, Indigenous Sustainabilities, Creators, Collectors & Communities, Wisconsin Women in Government and the Native American Center for Health Professions. The awards were given out June 27 at the Olin House. The NACHP and the Oneida Nation are also partners. The NACHP assists the Oneida Nation and other tribes in improving the health and wellness of Native Americans by increasing their presence in the health professional world. Located within the UW medical school, the NACHP works with native students in various health professional programs to improve the health of tribal communities across Wisconsin. The NACHP’s partnership with Oneida provides them with more visibility, Community and Academic Support Coordinator Melissa Metoxen said. Additionally, they’ve been able to increase rotations at their health center with Oneida’s support. “We have these strong elements within Oneida that we’ve partnered with over the past few years,” Metoxen said. “It’s not just one specific area in the tribe, but many different areas. So that’s what makes us kind of unique.” Additionally, “Creators, Collectors, & Communities: Making Ethnic Identity Through Objects” is another award winner and student-based research collaboration between UW and the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society. Curated into a 60-object exhibit and eBook, the project is a curation of household objects which immigrants brought to southwestern Wisconsin from the Old World, which is 6 • badgerherald.com • July 27, 2018
Photo · The Community-University Partnerships honor collaborations between UW students, faculty and staff and leaders in their wider communities to address local issues. Joey Reuteman The Badger Herald meant to examine the relationship between people and objects, UW professor and director of the Campus Material Culture Program, Ann Smart Martin said. “We brought together students, faculty, staff, volunteers and professionals between UW and Mount Horeb Historical Society, and that was a great synergy,” said Martin. Instead of simply bringing knowledge from the university to the community, Martin said this partnership represents the Wisconsin Idea through the joint research of both UW art history students and MHAHS researchers. The Compost Project also received an award for combating food waste issues in Milwaukee by making composting more accessible to households and businesses. This partnership includes researchers from four universities including UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee, compost workers, public agencies, farmers and gardeners. The Compost Project is attempting to address multiple issues at once, UW Extension food system program manager Greg Lawless said. First, food waste produces methane gas — a greenhouse gas stronger than carbon dioxide — when put into landfills instead of being composted. Second, landfill space is
decreasing, so composting food waste instead of sending them to landfills would save valuable space, Lawless said. Lawless also added that composting addresses food insecurity by building up healthy soil over time in cities like Milwaukee where the soil is unhealthy. Doing so will
Our chancellor and our “administration have a great deal deal of interest in supporting the type of work that makes us foundationally who we are as an institution
Leslie Orrantia UW Director of Community Relations encourage people to grow their own food despite living in the city, Lawless said. Lastly, older cities like Milwaukee and Madison are built on old sewa systems that allow sewer runoff into Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee’s case. According to Lawless, composting can improve the
ability of grass and other vegetations to soak up stormwater and decrease risks of overflow. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District made a $40 million commitment to creating green infrastructure in Milwaukee. To Lawless, this represents a tremendous potential demand for composting not just in Milwaukee, but in Madison. “You’ve got public agencies who want to make it happen and some public agencies who make it difficult in terms of regulations,” Lawless said. “Part of it sometimes involves changing and modifying those regulations to accommodate a new system.” Lawless said the purpose of The Compost Project is the Wisconsin Idea — to create a strong infrastructure between the community and researches like those at UW and UWM in which a strategic composting system can thrive. Despite the various projects, Orrantia said the Wisconsin Idea serves as a resonating quality across the awarded collaborations. “I think in a lot of ways it really is the foundational pillar of our institution,” Orrantia said. “Which affords us the capacity to really recruit global talent, retain top people and then serve as an institution that’s sustained over time.”
Following renovation, Witte residents to enjoy modern living space Home to thousands of students, dorm has been under construction since March 2017, set to be completed August 2019
by Benny Koziol Reporter
Contractors continue to plug away through the two-year renovation cycle of Witte Residence Hall as they get closer to the move in date of incoming freshman. The Southeast dorm has been under renovation since March 2017 and is set to be finished in Aug. 2019, according to University Housing plans. Witte has been in need of upgrades for a long time, University Housing Director of Marketing and Communications, Brendon Dybdahl said. “It houses over 1,000 students out of our 7,500 students who live with us, so it is a major building and we have a lot of students there,” Dybdahl said. “We want them to have a good, comfortable housing experience.” Dybdahl detailed the last several months of work over which contractors have nearly finished building a new central connecting tower as well as an additional eleventh floor. The project has progressed on schedule and is currently about halfway finished, he said. Project lead, Adam Rittel, outlined the ongoing
summer work as mostly involving construction on new interior mechanical systems. He also said finishing touches are currently being put on the new bathrooms and elevators, both set to be complete in time for students’ arrival in August. Witte Hall’s two towers have hosted UW students since 1964. On Wisconsin recalls the dorm’s opening came amid a staggering increase in enrollment and the then-largest student population to date. “We have not truly had a large, holistic building renovation since [Witte] was originally built,” Rittel said. “This is the project that really touches everything since Witte was built in the sixties.” Though the dorm has been subject to considerable maintenance and small-scale updates since then, it has not been significantly remodeled since its installation, Rittel said. Dybdahl hopes the renovation will provide the building with an overdue update, as well as keep up with the trend of raised student expectations for their living scenario and its amenities. “The sense is that we’ll be taking an existing building that is over 50 years old and making it
feel almost like a new building again and one that will last for many decades to come,” Dybdahl said. “This is going to modernize Witte and bring it up to the level of being a really nice facility.” The Witte construction is part of University Housing’s ongoing 2004-20 Master Plan outlined on their website. They plan to tackle a wide range of dorm renovations over the next several years, including similar work on Southeast neighbor, Sellery Hall which is set to be finished in 2022. Dybdahl noted University Housing has extensively considered the impact of the ongoing construction on Witte residents this upcoming school year. He hopes the speedy headway made on demolition and heavy construction will limit noise and dust for students. The largest likely impact on student life will be the several floors of students to be moved into different rooms as floor-by-floor renovations progress, Dybdahl said. “One of the bigger impacts is for those students who have to move at some point throughout the year,” Dybdahl said. “We try to be really clear with them about that and we’re providing a lot of volunteer work and assistance on those move days.” Moving days will be scheduled so they don’t interfere with exams, and services will be available to help students “as conveniently as possible,” Dybdahl said. The construction began this past academic year, but it hardly put a damper on
the freshman living experience of Ayaka Thorson, UW sophomore and former Witte resident. “The construction personally didn’t affect me much negatively,” Thorson said. “It encouraged me to go outside and discover nice places and study spots on campus rather than staying in the den or staying in the dorm.” Thorson notes she was aware of the impacts of the renovation on her freshman dorm experience before she signed up to live in Witte Hall. Overall, she recalled her freshman stay in Witte with great fondness, appreciative of its convenient proximity to her classes and State Street, as well as its sociable atmosphere. To any incoming freshman headed for Witte Hall, Thorson offered the advice to stay openminded and to not be afraid to branch out, as there are so many great people you can meet on campus regardless of your living situation. The communal component of the new dorm was a chief concern of the renovation plans, Rittel said. He cites the greatly improved lounges, dens and study spaces for Witte’s residents as places to foster the community. “Instead of the old, classic Witte, this will really be more focused on community space and getting folks together so they can build relationships throughout the building,” Rittel said. “When we’re all said and done, those community spaces will be much improved over what Witte was before.”
Photo · Constuction will connect Witte’s two towers together, update living spaces and add an eleventh floor to the 54-year-old building. Herald archives The Badger Herald
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Terrace after hours
Photo · The terrace offers some of the most exceptional views on campus from the colored arraigment of the chairs, to the stunning sunsets. No matter what, there’s a different view every day. Sarah Godfrey The Badger Herald
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Experts say gerrymandering case likely to be heard by SCOTUS again Supreme Court refused to hear case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin, said plaintiffs had no standing to bring case forward by Grady Gibson City News Editor
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide on Gill v. Whitford, a case regarding the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. Before even considering the arguments, the justices handed the issue back to Wisconsin federal district court to give the plaintiffs an opportunity to better formulate their standing or to bring the case to trial. This move suggests the issue is not resolved, and will most likely be brought back to the Supreme Court. Barry Burden, University of Wisconsin political science professor, said increased technology and partisanship nationwide has made gerrymandering an even more important issue in recent years. “Gerrymandering is the intentional drawing of legislative districts lines to advantage a specific group over another by distorting how votes are translated into seats,” Burden said. “Although it has been done to some degree for most of U.S. history, it has become more insidious due to improving technology and greater animosity between the political parties.” In other words, gerrymandering allows those
in power to choose exactly where lines are drawn in order to tailor the vote to benefit them. The action concerns Burden because it distorts the democratic process of representation by skewing outcomes in favor of certain parties or groups, he said. David Canon, a UW political science professor, elaborated on the difficulties the prosecution might face in the event the court hears the case again. One major issue he pointed out was the recent resignation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “With Justice Kennedy’s retirement, I think it is a lot less like that the majority will rule that gerrymandering is unconstitutional, because Kennedy seemed to be the most sympathetic of the five [conservative justices] to considering this as a constitutional problem,” Canon said. Professor Canon also predicted two ways the new case could go. One way, Canon said, could include the plaintiffs providing more specific evidence of gerrymandering being harmful and unethical. The second way could include a similar presentation of the case, but with a new plaintiff — such as the Democratic Party, so as to be
represented by a larger entity. “This is a basic question of fairness. One way to think of this is to say ‘would anyone think it is fair that there are two different sets of rules applied to two different parties?’ Because that is the issue we are dealing with here,” Canon said. “For one party, they would have to win 53 percent of the vote, while the other party would have to win 47 percent of the popular vote. That is basically the system we have in place in Wisconsin.” Depending on how district lines are drawn, Canon said a candidate for office could receive fewer overall votes and yet still claim victory on election night. Canon said it does not make sense to have politicians drawing their own lines, as it is “an inherent conflict of interest.” He also referenced other professions, in which safeguards are in place to prevent conflicts of interest from potentially harming the public. Canon laid out what a gerrymanderingfree Wisconsin may look like, and what would take its place in elections. He said taking the power of drawing district lines out of the hands of politicians and placing it with nonpartisan
commissions, such as what Iowa has done, would be an effective solution. Since the 1970s, Iowa has not allowed politicians to draw their own district lines and instead entrusts that task to politically unaffiliated commissions. Robert Yablon, a UW law professor, shared Canon’s view that it is unlikely the Supreme Court will move to eradicate gerrymandering completely. As a result, Yablon said this places the responsibility of fixing the system on ordinary citizens. In addition to citizens taking the lead on pressuring legislators not to practice gerrymandering, Yablon also said change could come through the political process by electing officials who are committed to drawing districts fairly. Experts agree Gill v. Whitford will likely resurface, but it is currently uncertain what the new trial will look like. “I think there are two ways the case could go,” Canon said. “One is to get the district-by-district evidence ... The second prong of the strategy will be ... that they need a different plaintiff and a different constitutional argument.”
Dane County to be leader in sustainablity efforts after recieving grant In conjunction with grants, UW details plans for improved environmentally conscious efforts in campus residence halls by Molly Liebergall Print News Editor
In June, the Carolyn Foundation, a Minnesota non-profit, awarded the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change a grant to fund advanced environmental modeling technology used in combating climate change. County Board Supervisor Patrick Miles said the grant serves as an acknowledgement of the strides Dane County has made in tackling environmental issues. “The award of this grant is recognition of the significant leadership Dane County has demonstrated in addressing climate change challenges,” Miles said in a press release from the office of Dane County Executive Joe Parisi last month. “The modeling will help ensure that our efforts are effective in mitigating our impact on the environment and are cost-effective for taxpayers.” Dane County has contracted with Sustainable Energy Economics, which created and owns the Framework for Analysis of Climate-Energy-Technology
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Systems model. FACETS, which is an economic optimization model, contains data on all electricity generation sources nationwide, Keith Reopelle, director of the Office of Energy and Climate Change, said. Sustainable Energy Economics will also modify the model to include the transportation sector, so that Dane County can analyze mitigating actions in a more geographically-specific and thorough manner, according to a press release. Reopelle, who submitted the grant application, said that since the model already has extensive information about Dane County’s power sector and emissions, the user need only input certain parameters and actions for the model to produce the most cost-effective scenarios for achieving desired levels of pollution mitigation. “The model really gives us the ability to be able to forecast and be able to say with some confidence that if we put this suite of
policies and programs in place, we will be able to get this level of [emission reduction] at this cost,” Reopelle said. The modeling costs a total of $80,000, half of which is covered by the OECC’s budget. This grant — awarded by the Carolyn Foundation — amounts to $29,500, with $20,000 going directly to the modeler and the rest covering costs within the OECC office. The Carolyn Foundation provides funding to programs and initiatives throughout the country which work to bring about positive change, according to the non-profit’s website. Executive Director Becky Erdahl said the grant application process is fairly competitive, but Dane County was chosen because of its opportunity to use world-class technology to create an analytically strong Climate Action Plan. “One of the challenges for communities is getting and having access to strong data, and this proposal had that,” Erdahl said. “We want to fund things with high odds of success, good ideas that people will actually implement ... and we thought [the model] would have a lot of opportunities to make a difference in Dane County.” Aside from county efforts, the University of Wisconsin will also be establishing a few new environmentally friendly programs. According to a description sent to The Badger Herald and written by Ian Aley, Green Fund program manager at the Office of Sustainability, one project aims to replace toilets in Tripp Residence Hall with higher efficiency units. Each year, this will save University Housing almost $37,000 in operating costs, over 6 million gallons of water and about 47,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. The installation will be completed before the commencement of the fall semester. Although Reopelle is still in the process of obtaining more grant money to cover the remainder of the $80,000 owed to the modeler, some of the modeling is already underway. He hopes to have the last installment of funding by September and aims to finish up next year with a completed Climate Action Plan aided in development by the Council on Climate Change containing FACETS’ results by Earth Day. Then, implementation — the hard part — begins, Reopelle said. Over the next 5-10 years, the OECC will communicate with county
governments, municipalities and town boards to recommend various parts of the Climate Action Plan, like solar panels and electric car charging station installation. Reopelle hopes will then be enforced within a couple years of recommendation. These actions are especially important because of how the climate is changing right here in Dane County, Stephen Vavrus, senior scientist at the UW Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, said. Vavrus pointed to heavier rainfall, which led to phosphorus runoff causing algal blooms in local lakes this past summer Vavrus lauded Parisi’s work in creating the OECC and Climate Change Council, and he hoped larger governing bodies were as progressive as Dane County on environmental issues. “The first step to addressing any problem is admitting you have a problem,” Vavrus said. “It’s been very frustrating that some politicians haven’t admitted we have a problem.”
model really gives us the ability “toThe be able to forecast and be able to say with some confidence that if we put this suite of policies, we will be able to get this level of [emission reduction] at this cost
Keith Reopelle Director of the Office of Energy and Climate Change Varvus said that with climate change noticeably on a dramatic and steady rise since the 1970s, activities like the FACETS model are crucial. Erdahl also believes that city and county governments will have to lead the way in pursuing emissions reduction actions, since she does not think the national government will progress on this “hot button issue” any time soon. “There’s been a lot of regression on climate action at the national level, even though most Americans most everywhere realize that climate change is happening,” Erdahl said. “It’s at the local levels where I think people can still have civil discussions ... As those things happen and bubble up you begin to create broader, coordinated efforts across the country. That’s where I see the hope, and that’s what keeps me from getting too discouraged.”
Spring roll cart offers sense of community for Badgers on a budget Madison’s own ‘Fresh Cool Drinks’ offers unique, individualized meal experience with fresh, affordable spring rolls, smoothies on Library Mall by Julia Broudy ArtsEtc. Staff Writer
There are many characteristics that make up a unique community. Whether it’s the diversity of people, varied beliefs or a wide range of cultures, there are countless ways in which communities differentiate themselves from one another. As a student from California, I am constantly searching for new and affordable food unique to Madison. Through my exploration, I decided to sample the majority of restaurants relative to campus in order to better understand where I can access healthy, affordable and ultimately tasty food. Upon my food tour, I noticed there were various aspects of a restaurant, other than the food quality, that are pivotal in an enjoyable restaurant experience. For example, the service and whether or not the waiter knows your name after becoming a regular customer becomes an important aspect of going out to eat. I have found that a specific part of the Madison community that separates itself from other communities are the countless food trucks that line Library Mall. This area has become a communal space where people are able to gather and eat a variety of different meals. I believe the “Fresh Cool Drinks,” cart encapsulates all the important qualities that makes up a successful meal experience. The first time I went to the cart, my friend exclaimed, “You have to get the spring roll.” I looked at her confused as I thought we were in line for “fresh cool drinks.” To my disbelief, this cart not only sells delicious smoothies, but also spring rolls filled with veggies, your choice of protein, rice noodles, a mysteriously delicious sauce, all wrapped in rice paper. I trusted her word and adventurously ordered an avocado spring roll with tofu, salad, rice noodles, and of course, the magical sauce. Originally, I thought the spring roll would be similar to the appetizers I would order at home — small, fried, with a little sauce on the side. Contrastingly, this was an un-fried spring roll, that had to be eaten like a burrito. For a student on the search for healthy foods, this meal was not only delicious, but also provided me with a source of greens, protein, and undoubtedly a full stomach. Another aspect of the spring roll cart (I recently discovered no one actually abides by its true name) that is not often recognized is the customer service. Tsui, the owner of the cart, is the only one inside making the meals as she produces every spring roll and smoothie custom to the 11 • July 27, 2018 • badgerherald.com
Photo · One spring roll, the size of a large burrito, is only $3.50! Isabel Jordan The Badger Herald consumer ’s order. What separates Tsui from other vendors is her willingness and desire to give the clientele what they want. It is more difficult to make individualized spring rolls vs. all of them the same, she provides her customers with any specific order and always does it with a smile on her face. This allows for buyers like me to want to continue to purchase her products. Another key quality about Tsui is she makes an effort to know her market. Last week, I went up to the cart to order my usual: an avocado spring roll with tofu, salad, rice noodles, and of course the magical sauce. Before I could even get a word out Tsui enthusiastically reminded me how often I order from her cart: “Hi Julia, how are you today, would you like your usual?” This simple interaction makes clients like me feel important and want to continue to support her business. Her ability to know her customers on a personal level allows buyers to further enjoy the meal experience that she provides. To top off nutritious food and excellent
customer service, the spring roll cart is one of the most affordable meals in Madison. For us college students on a tight budget, finding inexpensive healthy options can be difficult. But one spring roll from Tsui is only $3.50! I apologize for my enthusiasm, but as a broke college student, I am still in awe at the fact that I am able to have a filling and healthy lunch for under $5. Additionally, you can purchase a smoothie for only $3 — a complete meal for $6.50. With this option, I have been able to eat healthy and save money — two actions that do not often go together. Though I may seem biased about the spring roll cart, I know that there are several drawbacks. Specifically, the line is always long. Due to its popularity, I believe there is no solution to this problem, but I am now aware that if I do want a spring roll, I must be patient and plan accordingly. Another aspect that may seem like an inconvenience is the fact that it can often become a messy meal. Eating with your hands often causes
ingredients tend to spill out. Tsui is generous in her napkin accommodations that, to me, it is never a real problem. In all, affordable, enjoyable and healthy food outweighs a small mess and a line. Overall, after my food cart expedition, I have learned that there are many more qualities that comprise an enjoyable meal experience other than delicious food. Customer service and creating relationships with clientele, have been several factors that encourage me to go back to a specific restaurant or food truck in this case. I believe that Tsui’s unique spring roll, a meal that is solely unique to Madison, has attributed to the enhancement of the community. Her devotion to her buyers has made me want to continue to support her business and it’s simply impossible to deny that the affordability of her food is a relief to broke college students like me. Tsui may offer the ideal meal experience and truly makes a lasting impact on her customers, allowing her business to succeed within Madison.
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Where to eat off-campus when parents are paying the bill From soul food, to Cajun and Creole, to dining on the Yahara River — these places are a must-visit for all Badgers, old and new alike
by Talen Elizabeth ArtsEtc. Staff Writer
Downtown Madison is bubbling with amazing places to eat. While experienced Badgers already know this, we’ll be joined by about 6,500 new students this fall, many of whom have yet to explore Madison’s expansive food scene. For the purposes of this article, I’m going to consider “downtown” Madison as Capital Square, State Street, Monroe Street, Willy Street, and the Hilldale area. These areas are within walking distance to campus or are just a quick bus ride away, and chances are you’ve stumbled past one of these on your way to Target or the Willy Street Co-Op. Monroe Street recently opened Everly where Bluephies used to live (RIP), the Square has staples like New York style Gotham Bagels, and Willy Street is home to the best burgers at The Weary Traveler Freehouse. If you haven’t made your way
“It’s home, here.” Excuse me while I wipe these tears away. Anointed One has daily specials that range from fried pork chops to their specialty
So if you’re in the mood for some traditional, all the carbs, all the calories soul food, it’s time to head over to the west side of Madison. Be prepared to feel completely stuffed after a meal here. BRB. Going back for banana pudding now that I have room… Nau-Ti-Gal | 5360 Westport Road Madison, WI 53704 | Head’s Up: Long wait to sit outside
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Wrap around porch, boats docked on the inlet, and brightly colored red, blue and green chairs make you feel like you’re about to be in the “Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay” music video. The two things you need to know about this place are they make great clam chowder, and it might be a while until you get a table outside. Both
gumbo that’s only around for so long before it’s sold out. Their list of sides is even longer than their stacked sandwich list. Man ‘n cheese, greens, candied yams… SPAGHETTI! You know you’re in a proper spot when spaghetti is listed as a side — insider secret. This is the type of food that makes you close your eyes after taking a bite and slow your chewing down to half-speed. The rib tips have texture to them without being tough and the fried pork chops are still juicy. My friends all make fun of how
Talen Elizabeth The Badger Herald Cornbread. If you like your cornbread sweet like I do, you’ll love the sticky sweet crust they have on theirs. It’s fluffy and flaky — it doesn’t get much better than that. The hardest part about going to Liliana’s is deciding between jambalaya or étouffée. The difference between the two is pretty simple. Étouffée is more or less a sauce served over rice, whereas in jambalaya the rice incorporated. I usually go with the étouffée at Liliana’s because it’s a bit spicier. If you don’t like your dinner staring back at
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Jen Small The Badger Herald to those fine establishments, you now have three new to-dos for this weekend! But if you’re in the mood to venture a little further outside the downtown circle, here are three more places that are worth the scenic drive: Anointed One | 515 Junction Rd Madison, WI 53717 | Head’s Up: Closed Monday’s There is only one place in Madison I really call a “soul food” restaurant, and that’s Anointed One. Somehow, we have a handful of places to satisfy a creole fix, and definitely plenty of restaurants who boast “the best fried chicken” — yet no establishment has a menu fully committed to soul food. Bless the sweet, sweet women who take care of me when I’m at AO. If you’re in while it’s tame, the staff will probably hand you the remote and tell you to change Netflix to whatever you please.
one of them. Shrimp and grits, jambalaya, po’boys and some seriously great étouffée. But let’s start at the very beginning.
Talen Elizabeth The Badger Herald I clean chicken bones, but I promise you’ll be doing the same with these. As for my favorite sides, it’s probably a tie between the candied yams and the green beans. The yams are silky sweet and the beans have awesome flavor. They aren’t mushy — I hate mushy green beans.
are worth the wait. So once you’re settled out on the porch, grab yourself a lemonade (with whiskey if you’re of age), and order the ‘Basa Bites’ to start. Basa is a catfish from Vietnam that Nau-Ti-Gal slices into strips and lightly deep fried. Squeeze a little lemon and enjoy the tartar. They’re thin strips that are thick enough to pick up tartar sauce, and still thin enough to fall apart in fishy goodness in your mouth. The chowder has huge pieces of clam, potato, and bacon. What isn’t there to love about that? Come for the chowder, stay for the view. Liliana’s Restaurant | 2951 Triverton Pike Drive Fitchburg, WI 53711 | Head’s Up: Kind of a classy joint Remember how I said there were a couple places to get your creole fix? This is definitely
Aaron Hathaway The Badger Herald you, make sure to ask them to keep the whole crawfish toppers off your plate. And if you love yourself, you’ll order the beignets: deepfried dough dusted with powdered sugar. Seriously, étouffée and a round of beignets are the only sweet and savory mix you’ll ever need in your life. July 27, 2018 • badgerherald.com • 13
Movie theatre meets high-end dining experience at Flix Brewhouse University of Wisconsin students can reach East Towne Mall cinema on Madison Metro bus route six for standout meal, entertainment
by Angela Peterson Banter Editor
While department store closings continue to plague malls and create large tenant vacancies, new entertainment ventures are opening their doors to attract consumers to come to their marbled, air-conditioned havens. On July 5, Flix Brewhouse unveiled its new location inside of East Towne Mall with a screening of Ant-Man — although the movie is only part of the Flix Brewhouse experience. The East Towne Mall Flix Brewhouse is the first Wisconsin location for the Texas-based chain. The theatre is geared toward adult patrons, and as a result, has a noticeably different vibe from your local AMC. This provides a relaxing, unique movie-going and dining experience that cannot be found elsewhere in the city. Since I am a semi-broke college student who works at the mall, I was invited to attend a preview experience prior to the official opening of Flix Brewhouse. While a showtime was marked on my ticket, Flix
Brewhouse recommends arriving at the theatre 25-30 minutes prior to the listed showtime. This recommendation isn’t just so you don’t miss the previews; no late seating is allowed after the posted showtime. Besides, there’s food and brews for of-age guests to enjoy both outside and inside the theatre. Just past the point of entry into the complex, a dining area and bar awaits guests who either do not wish to view a movie or want to eat before their film. The spacious, modern interior provides a nice contrast to the often crowded dining spaces found at restaurants closer to campus. Once inside the theatre, you are greeted by your server, who gives you a rundown of how the in-theatre service works before taking your drink and appetizer order. While I did not get to enjoy the 12 in-house brews available, I thoroughly enjoyed the fact I could sip a Shirley Temple while viewing the film. The assortment of appetizers available run the gamut from chicken wings to poke. Never fear, popcorn
lovers — it’s still served here as well. Entrée options are similarly varied. Salads, tacos, pizza and burgers are featured on the menu — showcasing pub style food as a perfect compliment to the brewery style. I ordered a steak avocado wrap, which had a surprisingly nice level of spice and came with a side of fries. The chicken wings and tacos my companions ordered looked divine. While I was stuffed after the main course, the theatre also offers dessert options such as milkshakes, brownies and cream-cheese filled pretzels that can be enjoyed either during or after your movie. In order to serve patrons while maintaining a quiet environment for guests, the service becomes silent once the previews are over. Patrons can push a button and their server sneaks over to them while ducking under the service counters, communicating through notepads located at your seat. While the servers were still perfecting this maneuver at my screening, I believe these ninja-esque movements
will improve as the staff becomes more comfortable in the theatre. Beyond providing entertainment, Flix Brewhouse also hopes to establish community connections through charitable outreach. The location is currently partnered with RISE, an organization dedicated to providing mental health and wellness services for children, families and young adults in Dane County. It’s nice to see a chain establishment form community bonds so quickly. Flix Brewhouse is located on Madison Metro bus route six, making this a convenient and fun way to use your free student bus pass. Be wary of age limits for films, however. Due to the brewery nature of the theatre, only patrons older than 21 are allowed to come to showings after 7 p.m. without a legal adult. Along with the upcoming Portillo’s, Flix Brewhouse will make East Towne a destination for University of Wisconsin students again.
In face of change, Wisconsin Idea retains lasting impact — But for how Long? In true Wisconsin fashion, it was first applied to cheese production. Since then, the Wisconsin Idea has defined the work of countless generations in service of their communities. by Haidee Chu Print Features Editor
Wisconsin hasn’t always championed the title of America’s dairyland. In fact, it was once known as a state whose cheese Americans should avoid. It was early post-Civil War era. Refrigeration did not yet to exist, which meant milk and butter did not survive long journeys. Cheesemaking, then, became one of the only ways to foster and sustain a dairy-based economy. Milk providers in Wisconsin, however, took advantage of the opportune limitation to make profit at the expense of cheese quality: They would skim butterfat or add water to milk before handing them over to creameries. The poor quality of cheese was symptomatic of an overarching problem the state confronted: corruption, incentivized by resource capitalization. But a brewing philosophy and approach would edge Wisconsin toward the path of not only becoming the cheese capital of the U.S., but also transitioning into and being acknowledged as one of the most honest states in the early 20th century. The name for this burgeoning doctrine came later, in 1912: the Wisconsin Idea. The Wisconsin Idea as a nuanced concept The Babcock butterfat test was invented in 1894 to solve the cheese problem — it was one of the first manifestations of the Wisconsin Idea. The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents introduced the notion of “sifting and winnowing” the same year to encourage academic freedom and the relentless pursuit of truth, after an economics professor was harangued for allegedly teaching socialist ideals in the classroom. Gwen Drury, an expert on the Wisconsin Idea who articulated the genesis of this guiding philosophy above, said these three events in 1894 pointed to what is at its heart: “truth, trust and transparency.” Although the philosophy “sounds like this very general thing,” she said it actually refers to something very speciﬁc. “[The Wisconsin Idea is] a distinctive approach, developed in Wisconsin, to use knowledge and resources of all kinds to keep governance and the economy in the greatest number of people, and not just the small number who could corner a market,” Drury said. But many today — including UW, according to its website — have come to associate the Wisconsin Idea as a signal of the “university’s commitment to public service.” Drury, however, suggests the Wisconsin Idea isn’t “just a service thing.” “Service was a huge thing, but service can be deﬁned in many, many ways,” Drury said. “All of the service [in the history of the Wisconsin Idea] was about giving people control and power and tools to make sure that everybody can participate in the democracy.” The Morgridge Center for Public Service is one campus organization whose support for the Wisconsin Idea is rooted in sustaining the principle’s egalitarian and democratic functions. Beth Tryon, assistant director of community-engaged scholarship at the Morgridge Center, said the center’s process 16 • badgerherald.com • July 27, 2018
for selecting recipients of the Wisconsin Idea Fellowships reﬂects that spirit. It weighs on a proposal’s demonstrated commitment to a “two-way knowledge ﬂow” in a way that also validates and incorporates assets and knowledge from the community. “We can’t really quantify the percentage that our work is helping people who are already working on helping themselves,” Tryon said. “But clearly there are some resource gaps that we have the capacity for.” The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation also acknowledged that resource gaps pose barriers to the ability of local communities to meet their needs, WARF managing director Erik Iverson said. In
“ [The Wisconsin Idea] is a distinctive ap-
proach, developed in Wisconsin, to use knowledge and resources of all kinds to keep governance and the economy in the greatest number of people, and not just the small number who could corner a market.” Gwen Drury Expert on the Wisconsin Idea
addition to engaging communities in a “feedback loop of problem identiﬁcation and potential solution,” Iverson added WARF also helps generate institutional revenue for the UW administration to then allocate grants for research in service of the public. But Jamila Siddiqui, a program coordinator at the Public Humanities Exchange for Undergraduates, said deliberating funding allocations is also important in addressing public skepticism of UW and Wisconsin’s commitment to sustaining the foundational progressive and democratic ideals of the Wisconsin Idea. “I think that criticism is coming from some pressure in the public arena about where we focus our energy and our money. I think there are reasons why those chips are there, and that’s perfectly valid,” Siddiqui said. “But I think it’s also perfectly valid to try to push back on that a little bit, and say, ‘well, wait a minute, before we jump too quickly in this other direction, let’s really pause and think about what values and things we are leaving behind.’” Though the philosophy has progressed since its founding, the Wisconsin Idea hasn’t always been inclusive for all. Exclusion at the outset The formation of the Wisconsin Idea itself has left a mixed legacy in empowering self-governance and agency, especially in relation to traditionally marginalized groups on campus. Aaron Bird Bear, assistant dean for student diversity programs at the School of Education and a member of the Native Nations_ UW Working Group, emphasized the ramiﬁcations of colonization
in the U.S. when considering inclusivity in the formation of the Wisconsin Idea. Not considered U.S. citizens until 1924, Native Americans were cordoned off into reservations — which Bird Bear referred to as internment systems — and forced to assimilate through the public education system. Native Americans, Bird Bear said, were not considered full participants in higher education in the Wisconsin Idea’s early stages. And the national political leadership, which consistently and violently restricted Native Americans from public participation, exacerbated their exclusion from the Wisconsin Idea. “There was a kind of neglect of Native Americans in the Wisconsin Idea because the national policy of the country was to create a vocational underclass of Native American labor,” Bird Bear said. “Our major political parties of that era were also neglecting us, even though they were considered kind of these visionary progressive parties that could reshape American politics.” Although Bird Bear said the university has made “great strides” in fostering inclusivity in the Wisconsin Idea since then, he also said the decentralized structure of the university poses a “major coordination issue” that needs to be reconciled. “We really should have better, direct communication to understand directly from the tribal governments themselves their priority and needs and interests that might intersect with the many faculty on campus and their research agendas, so that we could identify those opportunities for collaboration much more eﬃciently,” Bird Bear said.
While the 2017-19 strategic plan penned by Native Nation_UW Working Group is developing a system to address the shortcomings of outreach from UW to the First Nations of Wisconsin, Amy Westmoreland, the assistant director of social justice programs at the Multicultural Student Center, said she is looking to empower selfgovernance and agency for marginalized students. An integral part of that, Westmoreland said, lies in informing better decisions and interactions among the general student body through dialogues about identity, power, privilege, oppression and more. But executing productive dialogue about these issues can be challenging. During his time on campus, members of UW student Eneale Pickett’s First Wave cohort — a hip-hop art scholarship program — were spat on, told they were poor and didn’t deserve to be at UW for receiving scholarship money. In response to this incident and to the wider problems of intolerance and racism on campus, Pickett knew exactly how to put Westmoreland’s sentiments into action. Pickett created a clothing line in 2016 emblazoned with phrases like “Affirmative action granted access to this space,” “All white people are racist” and “All men are sexist.” The mission of his brand, Insert Apparel, is to initiate difficult, uncomfortable conversations about issues such as race, gender and sexuality. Discomfort, Pickett said, is what inspires growth. He added that his works are not for those “who really care about what those in power say.” Rather, his line is for those who
are willing to challenge the status quo. They are for individuals to insert their truth into conversations — to wear their truths on their skin. “I’m not saying my clothing line was talking about the evil of the world — I’m not saying that. One thing I am saying is that we are going to address them,” Pickett said. “If you’re wearing it, I hope you’re ready to facilitate that conversation.” Although Pickett said he identified and resonated with the mission underscoring the Wisconsin Idea upon its formation, he does not associate Insert Apparel with the Wisconsin Idea as he
“ The history of really speaking up and having your voice heard, and having that power so people can listen to you — actually making change while doing all of these things — that’s where my line is at. I think the old idea of the Wisconsin Idea matches with my brand very much, but the branding of the Wisconsin Idea now — not at all.”
Eneale Pickett UW student and founder of Insert Apparel
perceives it today. He said he believes the UW administration has intentionally obscured the deﬁnition of the Wisconsin Idea to manipulate it as they saw ﬁt. The administration, Pickett said, has exercised its institutional power to dismantle movements and opinions that rupture its image of the Wisconsin Idea today and, ultimately, to avoid addressing criticisms of problems at the university. “The history [of] really speaking up and having your voice heard, and having power so people can listen to you — actually making change while doing all of those things — that’s really where my line is,” Pickett said. “I think the old idea of the Wisconsin Idea matches with my brand very much, but the branding of the Wisconsin Idea now — not at all.” Working to make the Wisconsin Idea inclusive for all will inevitably take some work. Westmoreland said incorporating principles of social justice into the Wisconsin Idea will take effort beyond MSC’s part. She stressed everybody has a role in it. “I think we need more people doing the work, and more people that are able to support the conversation and are able to talk about this subject doing it,” Westmoreland said. “I would also love to see social justice built into more of our offices and departments and have it be a part of their mission as well.”
Inevitable evolution Indeed, Drury said the understanding of the Wisconsin Idea has changed since its infancy. She said it has evolved from a philosophy to a culture, then to a named doctrine and ﬁnally, to the brand it is today. Bird Bear thinks the evolution of the Wisconsin Idea reflects shifts in the nation’s norms and policy over time, because UW is a shared governance institution made up of individuals with different views on politics and on how the Wisconsin Idea, as a democratic project, is still unfolding. “I think it’s more just a mirror of the U.S. at large … We’ve just seen the U.S. as the whole, was designed for men — particularly white men in land-owning positions — to hold power and to make decisions on behalf of everyone. Our public institutions all reﬂect that,” Bird Bear said. “We still feel most of these possessions dominated by white men. And so it’s taking us a long time to untangle how power-sharing is really going to happen … And I think that’s something we’re still deliberating and deciding on.” As an example of Bird Bears sentiments, Gov. Scott Walker, in his 2015-17 budget, proposed to amend the Wisconsin Idea. Documents show he suggested scratching the extension of knowledge to outside the university, as well as truth-seeking, from the university mission. Walker suggested replacing it with a goal “to meeting the state’s workforce needs.” Eric Sandgren, the instructor of a sociology course focused on examining the Wisconsin Idea, however, said rhetoric consistent with Walker’s, among others, may be a deliberate misrepresentation of the Wisconsin Idea. Sandgren said this is one of the biggest obstacles pushing against the purpose ingrained in the history of the Wisconsin Idea. “If you feel that the only job of the university is to provide workers to go out into the industry as some source and produce something, then you miss out on a lot,” Sandgren said. “And I think that kind of misunderstanding is very much a misrepresentation [of the Wisconsin Idea].” But, Iverson said he feels that having a ﬂexible deﬁnition of the Wisconsin Idea “bodes well for the concept” because it creates room for discussions about individuals and groups’ respective needs in face of changing economic and political situations. While interested in continuing the spirit of the principles denoting the Wisconsin Idea’s history, Sandgren said it is important to seek common ground when reconciling different interpretations of the Wisconsin Idea. Common ground, he said, is where an “honest solution” will come from. The lack of productive political conversations, however, exist in part because of the fact everyone still has their own deﬁnition of the Wisconsin Idea, Drury said. But the search for a uniﬁed deﬁnition, she said, would require discussions of whether or not the community still believes in the idea of self-efficacy and self-governance, and whether this is a consensus from which the community desires to progress forward together. If the community decides those beliefs no longer serve the university, Drury said it should come up with a new concept rather than redeﬁning the mission of the Wisconsin Idea. “I truly do know that it’s hard to distill a broad concept like the Wisconsin Idea into one sentence, but it seems to me that maybe 95 percent of the original intent of the Wisconsin Idea is missing from [the university’s current] statement,” Drury said. “The big questions is: Why is that?” July 27, 2018 • badgerherald.com • 17
Reclaiming spaces named after KKK affiliates is a must for inclusivity
Keeping spaces named after KKK members in Memorial Union is disrespectful, harmful to campus climate, students of color by Abigail Steinberg Opinion Editor
For some, the University of Wisconsin is considered a mainstay of diversity and progressive politics — one of the more liberal universities in the nation. But despite this generalization, the heart of UW’s campus honors affiliates of one of the most violent, extremist hate groups in American historwy — meaning for many, UW is the antithesis of what the establishment and the public believe it to represent. In response to the horrendous violence spurred by the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA last summer, Chancellor Rebecca Blank commissioned an adhoc study group meant to investigate UW’s history with white supremacy groups and advise how the university community can adequately acknowledge it. The group brought to light that the name that decorated cherished spaces in Memorial Union belonged to affiliates of the Ku Klux Klan. Per the group’s advice, these names will be covered up at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year. The spaces once referred to as the Fredric March Play Circle and the Porter Butts Gallery will now be known simply as The Play Circle and The Gallery until the Wisconsin Union Council comes to a decision on renaming them by the end of 2018. Even though the names may be covered, their presence in Memorial Union is threatening and disrespectful to students of color. How backward it is to pride ourselves on being a liberal institution proud of its progressive atmosphere when some of our most cherished spaces exclude marginalized students — students who still manage to make this campus a thriving community 18 • badgerherald.com • July 27, 2018
despite facing obstacles, adversity and microaggressions that nearly 75 percent of their peers will never experience. Renaming these spaces provides a unique opportunity not only to acknowledge UW’s problematic past but to promise an inclusive future. This ordeal can be both a process of
meant to honor what these men did for the university, not the mistakes they may have made in their youth. “The rooms were named in their honor for what they did as grown men, not for who they were as students. I believe in growth and redemption,” local historian Stuart Levitan
Butts not only broke this barrier for African Americans but was also the first African American to play for the UW varsity football team, a World War I veteran and a civil rights activist. Another example is Frances Murphy, who earned her B.A. in journalism from UW in 1922. Murphy went on to become the chairman of the Baltimore African American, a paper that profoundly affected social change on a national scale. The paper still lives on in digital form, at www. afro.com. These are just two outstanding alumni whose legacy could be honored by reclaiming Memorial Union for students of color. Just a few months ago in the former Frederic March Play Circle, women and nonbinary people of color shared their stories as a part of the yearly showcase Yoni Ki Baat. Before the show, the creative co-director and host, Anjali Misra, informed her audience: “The space that you are Photo · Reclaiming the spaces for sitting in, that we students of color provides a unique are performing opportunity not only to acknowlege in, is named after UW’s problematic past, but also to someone with ties promote an inclusive future. to the Ku Klux Klan. We consider Katie Cooney this performance The Badger Herald a reclamation of the space. We are reclaiming our stories here, and we are said. telling our stories from our perspectives. We But to truly bring growth and redemption have the floor.” to UW, bigotry must be banished from The reclamation of Memorial Union started campus in all forms. Although the intent of well before the concealment of the KKKFredric March and Porter Butts’ actions may affiliates’ names, showing concealment does have been good-natured in their professional nothing. If UW wants to live up to its liberal careers, their ties to the KKK exclude and reputation, honoring students of color is a threaten marginalized student groups. great start to supporting claims with action. It makes much more sense to honor Prove to these students that they do, indeed, prominent people of color, especially those have the floor. who succeeded at UW despite the obstacles of
acknowledgment and one of reclamation. These spaces should be renamed in honor of prominent UW students of color. For years we have honored what is wrong with UW and what is wrong with the United States. It is time to honor what is right. Reclaiming Memorial Union as a space for students of color shows diversity is more than a buzzword or a quota. Rather, it is an admission of mistakes and a signal that from now on, hopefully, the university community’s pride in being liberal and diverse is supported by action. Opponents of the concealment of the KKK-affiliates’ names argue those spaces are
doing so at a predominantly white university. A prime candidate could be Leo Butts, the first African American graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
Abigail Steinberg (asteinberg@badgerherald. com) is a sophomore majoring in political science and intending to major in journalism.
Newly named Gender and Sexuality Campus Center removes prior barriers GSCC changes name from LGBT Campus Center to remove restrictive language, continue comprehensive programming by Courtney Degen Columnist
With pride month and pride parades taking place all over the world this past June, our society continues to take steps in the right direction toward inclusivity and openness with respect to the LGwBTQ+ community. The University of Wisconsin is following this trend by changing the name of their LGBT Campus Center to the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center. According to the UW’s Division of Student Life, the reason for this change is to show that the center not only provides services to those of the LGBT community but is also a resource for students that use different labels for their gender or sexuality. Over the past few years, there has been a shift away from using labels and predetermined definitions for sexuality and gender. UW is one of many universities to refocus its mission in the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, and recognizes the acronym “LGBT” does not include all students of marginalized genders or sexualities anymore.
Considering that UW is a large school which welcomes students of many different backgrounds and experiences, it is imperative that the university continues to educate its community on acceptance and etiquette regarding gender and sexuality. Although a simple renaming may not seem like a big deal, the new name for the GSCC confirms that the community they serve is free from labels or binaries. In being open to all genders and identities, this often means asking students and faculty to specify their preferred pronouns. For many students first entering college, it was probably a new experience to be asked their preferred pronouns at Student Orientation and Registration and during the first few weeks of classes. With this small action, however, comes respect and recognition for those that do not identify with one specific gender and those that identify with a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth. Though different sexualities have not always been looked at as legitimate, the transgender and non-binary communities are slowly becoming more integrated into society. With the rebranding of the
LGBT Campus Center to include the word “gender” in its name, UW is showing its support and resources are available to those who identify as non-binary, agender or gender fluid. Similarly, the new name is inclusive of sexualities outside the LGBT acronym, like being intersex, pansexual or asexual. Especially on college campuses, the main goal of centers like the newly renamed GSCC is to help those of different sexualities and genders feel welcome and comfortable in their environment. Unfortunately, there are undoubtedly people on campus who still have negative feelings toward those of the LBGTQ+ community, however, with the university promoting inclusive and accepting attitudes, there will hopefully be a shift in others’ attitudes as well. As a whole, UW’s name change from the LGBT Campus Center to the GSCC is a large step in eliminating restrictive language from the community it serves, and will hopefully help to promote acceptance and inclusivity at the university as a whole.
Courtney Degen (email@example.com) is a sophomore majoring in political science and intending to major in journalism.
Photo · The goal of the newly renamed GSCC is to eliminate restrictive language from the community it serves Amos Mayberry The Badger Herald
With removal of net neutrality, FCC widens gap for low-income students Even with an election coming up, it’s unlikely Gov. Scott Walker will fight for repeal to bring digital equity to Wisconsin
by Sam Palmer Columnist
This past December, the FCC repealed the regulations collectively known as net neutrality. In essence, net neutrality prevents internet service providers, often abbreviated as ISPs, from up-charging for certain services. Without these regulations, ISPs have almost complete control over what they offer and are free to throttle users who can’t afford “fastlane” internet. Net neutrality is supported by a majority of Americans across the political spectrum, according to a study conducted by the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. It is noteworthy that in our democracy, such an eminently popular policy can be scrapped by an unelected committee as a simple administrative matter. Given the unpopularity of the repeal, it’s easy to see why some governors have made sure to take up the mantle of consumer protection. In California, for example, a bill has been passed by the legislature introducing restrictions which were lost in the recent ban, which effectively reinstates net neutrality
in the state. Only time will tell if state-level countermeasures will be successful, or score points for the politicians who support them. Gov. Scott Walker knows a thing or two about standing up to the federal government. While in office he has refused federal funding for a high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, as well as argued against an expansion of Medicaid. Surely, he should be chomping at the bit to stand up to the federal government and protect net neutrality in Wisconsin. After all, he might be angering big ISPs, but he may even win the favor of tech companies like Amazon or Netflix who opposed the repeal of net neutrality. Furthermore, Wisconsin is not a particularly wealthy state and its citizens would likely be hit relatively hard by the imminent tiering of the internet. For a man who prides himself on being an ‘education governor,’ it would make sense for him to fight to keep net neutrality regulations, which bring digital equity to low-income students. Net neutrality provided educational opportunities to the students who needed them
the most. Furthermore, Walker has an election coming up this fall, and net neutrality is an easy play to voters. Sadly, there is not a chance Walker will do anything. It doesn’t matter that net neutrality is popular even among conservative voters; it is ancillary to the goals of Walker’s governorship. Walker is not such a ruthless political operator that he would betray his core values to dunk on faceless telecommunications companies. That isn’t to say he’s not ruthless — rather, his ruthlessness has a purpose other than his own political clout. Since Walker took office in 2010, his goal to domesticate the Wisconsin working class and cripple the Wisconsin state government’s ability to serve its people has been clear. From his campaign that broke the backs of teachers’ unions to his gutting of funding for the University of Wisconsin System, Walker has sought to stack the deck against poor and working people since the start of his reign. Perhaps Walker sees net neutrality repeal as politically useful — perhaps he hasn’t given it a second thought. Regardless, limiting access
to the internet is but another blow to working people in this state. The internet is so many things — it can carry ideas to new people, it can connect disparate communities or it can simply enrich the lives of individuals. It can give first-generation college students essential information during their application process. It can help poor school districts access information and materials they might never otherwise be able to. It is an obvious public good that, like so many obvious public goods in this state, will be sent to the glue factory in the name of global capitalism. Working class students at the University of Wisconsin and working people throughout the entire state deserve equal access to the internet. They deserve dignity and autonomy, which the internet can help provide. Let’s work to give them that. Sam Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a senior majoring in biology. badgerherald.com • July 27, 2018 • 19
College can be hard. Managing your money doesn’t have to be.
With strategic, realstic planning, money management does not have to be stressful for college students on a budget by Cait Gibbons Opinon Associate Editor
College can be overwhelming at times. From tests to time management, from dorm life to drinking culture, there’s a lot to navigate — and money management is just one more obstacle to tackle. Tips for saving money float all over the internet, but sometimes looking for information about money management can be more stressful than the task itself. According to The Ohio State University’s Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness, more than two-thirds of college students report feeling stress when it comes to personal finance. And it’s no wonder — there are a lot of factors to consider when thinking about how to save and manage your money. It doesn’t have to be this way. What it all boils down to is creating a reasonable budget and sticking to it. Many experts suggest tips for maximizing financial aid, paying off loan interest while still in school and building creditworthiness. But even reading about those things can feel
overwhelming. Keep it simple. Here are a few tips for living on a budget that may help simplify the process. Create a budget based on income For those new to budgeting, Forbes suggests using the 50-20-30 rule: 50 percent of your monthly income should go toward living expenses (rent, utilities, groceries, transportation), 20 percent of your income should go toward savings goals, and 30 percent can go toward flexible spending. In short, use your income as the foundation for your budget, whether that means a full 40hour work week or a 6-hour per week part-time job. Creating a budget will help you to gain a greater understanding of your spending habits will help you when you need to construct a more complex budget moving forward. Maximize on the advantages of being a student Paying tuition doesn’t just cover the cost to attend class — there’s a lot included in the evercontroversial segregated fees that many students don’t maximize. For example, all UW students
can get a bus pass from Union South, which allows you to ride all city of Madison buses for free. Utilize the university’s athletic facilities before splurging on a membership at Anytime or Cyc. Take advantage of all the free food events hosted by different clubs and student orgs — it might not seem like a lot, but those free dinners add up. Ask about student discounts everywhere you go — you’ll be surprised how many places offer deals. Being a student comes with a lot of unexpected expenses, but it also comes with some unexpected perks. Reduce, reuse, recycle Find ways to cut spending while reducing consumption and helping the environment. Ten times out of 10, renting textbooks or buying used textbooks will be cheaper than buying new. Thrifting clothes from places like Dig & Save and St. Vincent’s is inexpensive, and can be fun, too. Finding fun ways to use leftovers from a restaurant can stretch one expensive dinner out into multiple meals. When you want to go out and buy new things for your room or apartment, first look for ways to maximize what you already have.
Stay on top of tracking your spending We all know the feeling — the feeling of dread as you log into your bank account, not quite sure what the number will say, but knowing that it will be lower than you want it to be. Regularly checking in on your bank account, making sure you’re receiving any paychecks without issue, and keeping a detailed record of how you spend your money will force you to make more conscious spending choices. Remember — a budget means nothing if you don’t stick to it. Focus on the big picture Money management can be stressful and overwhelming, and we are all bound to make mistakes. If you accidentally spent a little too much on your fall wardrobe update, or buy one too many lattes in a week with a lot of midterms, don’t beat yourself up — you are bound to make mistakes, just as with every single other obstacle you will face in college. But the best way to improve your money management skills is to try, fail and learn from your mistakes. Cait Gibbons (email@example.com) is a junior majoring in math with a certificate in Chinese.
Election for upcoming primaries is inaccessable for out-of-state students In politically active city, many UW students want to make their voices heard, but date of primaries makes this inaccessible by Keagan Schlosser Columnist
Although thousands have fought and died for our right to vote, it isn’t treated with the importance it should be. Through this simple but underrated task, monumental statewide and nationwide policies can adversely shift. Thus, it is extremely important all demographics participate in every election. Unfortunately, Wisconsin’s primary elections take place August 14 this year, before many students return to campus. Nonresident students can vote on campus, but many will not have the means or knowledge to travel to Wisconsin simply to participate in the primaries. This lack of accessibility for out-of-state students may not accurately represent the views of UW students. Some might argue primary elections hold more importance than general elections, for those who vote in statewide primaries are often devout members of their party. As a result, this small group of people usually decides the fate for the November election. However, in this alarming and ever-changing political climate, citizens are just itching to bubble in their candidate — even younger citizens. While inexperienced voters are often given bad reps, in the past four years, there has been a boom 20 • badgerherald.com • July 27, 2018
of nearly 18 million eligible young voters: genXers, millennials and post-millennials. While it’s not guaranteed all 18 million of these people will vote in their state’s primaries, it would certainly make sense if they did. These are the very same young people the who are currently organizing marches, rallies and utilizing their voices in our democracy. In a place as progressive as Madison, many UW students will want to take part in setting a political agenda. For plenty of students, though, this won’t be a choice come August. In 2016, out-of-state residents made up 32.9 percent of the freshmen class of nearly 6,430 students. Let’s assume — for sake of an example — that the demographics look similar to this year’s freshmen class. Do the math, and more than 2,000 freshmen are not invited to vote in Wisconsin’s primaries. That’s a bigger population than many of Wisconsin’s small towns and villages! Students are able to register as Wisconsin voters through the university; however, thousands of students not living in Wisconsin will not have the opportunity to exercise their rights come August. Worse yet, UW itself is not even recognizing the problem. In Madison, political science is “one of the nation’s oldest and most respected programs.”
This said it seems they do not value their elections with such grandeur. At my freshman orientation, I was able to register to vote in Wisconsin — but, I was not informed of the primary elections or how to participate in
“ More than 2,000 freshmen are not invited to vote in Wisconsin’s primaries. ”
them. UW should put forth an effort to help inform their students of upcoming elections. Even though primaries in an off-election seem unimportant, they certainly are not. But without emphasis from UW, it seems like they are. The university, however, has kept potential voters in the dark. While some out-of-state residents may decide to cast in absentee ballots to their home state during elections, it’s likely a majority will choose the alternative. Wisconsin will be home to thousands of voting-age students
over the next couple of years. Newly elected representatives will have the power to pass legislation on many items directly affecting students, such as state funding and education reform. So for those who are eager to politically strive in their newly established home, it’s unfair of UW to not advertise primaries to nonresidents. With the number of out-of-state students who are so willing to vote in primaries, the only step UW has to take is to let the students know how and what they need to do. If nonresidents could cast absentee ballots, the issue would be solved. The university could, in turn, send newsletters, write emails, announce these primaries on social media — with an additional note ensuring nonresidents have means of voting as well. UW knows how to get out a message, so they don’t need to be timid this time around. Without informing the entire population at UW, the students are receiving the short straw. If UW wants to continue their legacy of having a politically active and informed student body, they must get out the vote — to everyone. Keagan Schlosser (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a freshman majoring in communications.
PEOPLE achieves accessibility with inclusion of undocumented students
Removal of citizenship requirement in program means greater opportunities for scholarships, college readiness by David Weinberg Opinion Editor
When school rolls around this fall, it won’t be without a significant change to one of the University of Wisconsin’s most valuable programs: the PEOPLE program. Starting this fall, the PEOPLE program will accept undocumented students. The PEOPLE program — a college prep scholarship for students of color and lowincome students — prepares these students to apply, be admitted and thrive at UW. In addition to offering academic tutoring and summer programming opportunities, the program facilitates the development of social and self-management skills vital to college success. If students finish the precollege program and enroll at UW, they may even be able to obtain four-year, full-tuition scholarships. Despite the program’s existence for nearly 20 years, it has always had a citizenship eligibility requirement. Until now. While the university will not be able to provide public funds towards scholarships for undocumented students, qualified students will be able to receive funds acquired by UW through private donations. Considering that undocumented students are often lower-income students, this is a valuable change that demonstrates a profound leap forward in increasing educational access and helps ensure that any student with the capability and desire to receive a college education is able to do so. First, expanding educational opportunities to undocumented students is the morally correct decision to make. Many undocumented students arrived in the United States as children, some even as babies. Is it ethically acceptable to deny someone who has built a life in America (often the only country they’ve ever truly considered their home) and worked hard in school access to an affordable education? And given that undocumented students often come from low-income families but are frequently ineligible for aid due to their undocumented status, scholarship programs such as the one now offered by PEOPLE play a vital role in providing undocumented students the financial resources necessary to attend college. Furthermore, the justification for educational scholarships for undocumented students goes far beyond just the moral realm. Undocumented immigrants contribute enormously to America’s economy. Economists have projected that
the discontinuation of DACA, for example, would yield disastrous impacts on U.S. financial life — costing the U.S. economy more than $400 billion over the next decade. Why? Since people such as undocumented students will obtain jobs that contribute to our economic growth, the money earned goes right back into the economy. By allowing undocumented students access to an education, they will be able to obtain high-skilled jobs that will keep America’s economic engine in motion. These undocumented students (and their ideas, skills, and work), after all, are part of our country’s future and economic success. Additionally, when undocumented immigrants are given the chance to contribute, they do. For instance, nearly eight percent of Dreamers have started a business, compared to only three percent of the U.S. population as a whole. Undocumented immigrants pay billions in tax dollars and have helped elevate our economy to record levels with purchases of cars and homes. By ensuring greater access to education for
undocumented students, they will likely be able to make significant purchases such as these in the future, to benefit America’s economy as a whole. Contrary to the belief of some, Dreamers have had no effect on the wages of U.S. born workers. To compete in today’s global market, America should attract and train the globe’s most talented members. America’s economy is stronger today with and because of the presence of undocumented immigrants. So when undocumented students are given the chance to succeed, everyone wins. Additionally, offering educational and scholarship programs for undocumented students not only benefits this group by providing previously unavailable opportunities but also strengthens campus at large. Undocumented students could likely channel their unique experiences to offer new and valuable contributions to campus dialogue around national issues of race, class and immigration. We all do better when a diverse array of people are brought together. Besides, in today’s globalized world, it’s
essential to be able to collaborate with and understand the perspectives of those with differing backgrounds. UW’s recent announcement that the PEOPLE program will begin accepting undocumented students is not only the right thing to do — it’s also the smart thing to do. Students who demonstrate the desire and qualifications to attend college should be able to afford to do so in the U.S., plain and simple. In doing so, every individual will have a chance to fulfill the promise of the “American Dream.” Undocumented students, many of whom were brought to the United States as infants or children, deserve that same opportunity. After all, nearly all of us are immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who came to America seeking a better life — some of us merely arrived sooner or from farther places than others. David Weinberg (email@example.com) is a junior double-majoring in journalism and political science.
Photo · The university itself cannot offer public funds for scholarships for undocumented students, but undocumented students can receive funds through private donations Badger Herald Archives
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Can Alex Hornibrook finally be championship leader Wisconsin needs? Coming off of a rough season last year, UW’s quarterback, now a junior, always seems to have a target on his back by Danny Farber Sports Editor
In what was perhaps the biggest game of Alex Hornibrook’s career last year, the thensophomore came up just short. Unable to lead a touchdown drive in the final minutes, Hornibrook and the Badgers fell to Ohio State 27–21 in the Big Ten Championship Game, ending Wisconsin’s perfect season and eliminating them from College Football Playoff contention. Hornibrook ended the game with 229 passing yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Despite a usually run-heavy attack with Heisman candidate Jonathan Taylor, Hornibrook actually racked up more yards than his counterpart JT Barrett who had 211 yards, two touchdowns and two picks. But Hornibrook had 14 more attempts than Barrett and was plagued by his inability to punch the ball into the end zone all game apart from a Fumagalli two-point conversion. With Hornibrook’s 20–3 overall record, we know the QB can win, but after the Big Ten Championship, many fans were left wondering whether he could ever win the
game. Then came the Orange Bowl. On a late December night in Miami, Hornibrook looked like a completely different quarterback than what we saw just weeks earlier. Composed and willing to make the deep pass, Hornibrook had the biggest game of his career, going 23/34 for 258 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions en route to winning Orange Bowl MVP. When he hasn’t been showcasing his singing talents this offseason, the quarterback has kept busy improving his craft. Just a few weeks ago, Hornibrook won the Manning Passing Academy throwing competition against other top college QBs like Jake Browning of Washington, Jalen Hurts of Alabama and Jake Fromm of Georgia. But it was Wisconsin’s own lefty gunslinger that came out on top with a tough pass barely nipping the inside of the tire target. For Hornibrook, the event was also an opportunity to ask questions with the Manning family. Brother ’s Peyton, Eli,
Cooper and father Archie Manning had plenty of experience to share with the college passer. Peyton and Eli are both two-time Super Bowl Champions, Cooper was wideout for Ole Miss and their father quarterbacked
“ We don’t want to be the same
team that we were last y ear. We want to be better. We’ll use what we had in the past and keep growing on that.”
Alex Hornibrook UW quarterback
the New Orleans Saints throughout the 1970s. “I was starstruck just being in the same room with Peyton,” Hornibrook said in a conversation with UW athletics.
Hornibrook used the opportunity to pick the quarterbacks’ brains whenever possible, asking questions on how to execute goalline fades and better use leverage in those situations. But the event also gave Hornibrook a chance to interact with his peers at the quarterback position, playing alongside 10 quarterbacks from the SEC among former national champions and Heisman hopefuls like Hurts and Browning. Though he’s starting to gain the pedigree of some of these quarterbacks, Hornibrook knows he needs to accomplish more. “We don’t want to be the same team that we were last year. We want to be better. We’ll use what we had in the past and keep growing on that,” Hornibrook said to UW Athletics. With a plethora of returning starters, Hornibrook has the talent around him in 2018 to cement a legacy in Wisconsin football lore. We’ll have to wait and see this season if the QB can lead the game-winning drive or come up just short once again.
After strong finish last year, girl’s soccer gears up for fall season This August, Wisconsin faces Mississippi State and North Dakota in first home matchups of 2018 season by Danny Farber Sports Editor
It may be the middle of summer, but the fall season is on the horizon for the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team. The team begins their season from the McClimon Soccer Complex with a scrimmage against Mississippi State Aug. 8 and their first regular season match against the North Dakota State Bison Aug. 16. Though the Badgers faced inconsistency for much of last season, the team ended their year on an extremely positive note beating No. 11 Penn State 1–0. In the tournament, the Badgers had even more success beating No. 8 Toledo in a commanding 5–0 first-round victory but would later fall just short in a 1–0 loss against No. 1 seed South Carolina. This year, there is no reason the Badgers shouldn’t expect the same level of success — if not more. Star strikers Dani Rhodes and Lauren Rice will both return alongside some talented freshmen. Rhodes will undoubtedly look to be the focal point of the Badger offense again in her junior year. During her breakout sophomore season, she led the Badgers in goals, assists, points, shots on goal, shot percentage with a minimum of 15 attempts and just about any other offensive statistic. But Rhodes’ dominance was at times an Achilles’ heel for the Badgers as they struggled to generate offense away from her. Toward the end of the year, the
Photo · With just weeks to go until start of season, Badgers fans are gearing up for what is expected to be a successful season with talented new players. Quinn Beaupre The Badger Herald
Badgers started using more aggressive offensive lineups by putting players like Cameron Murtha on the attack alongside Rhodes and Rice which seemed to contribute to their lateseason success. Along with their current roster, the Badgers add eight freshmen. Jamila Hamdan, Lily Rawnsley, Carolyn Anschutz, Natalie Viggiano, Audrey Poorman, Michayla Herr, Lindsey Weiss and Johanna Barth will all join the team this fall. If the Badgers are looking for an offensive spark from their younger players, Weiss could be someone to look out for this year as she is the only pure striker of the group. The forward was an in-state addition from Cedarburg and is a product of the FC Wisconsin soccer club. In a conversation earlier this year with UW Athletics, Head Coach Paula Wilkins shared some high expectations for the freshman Weiss. “We believe [Weiss] is going to have significant impact in our attacking group, similar to Dani Rhodes. It’ll allow her and other members of this class a lot of interchange and have us become a better attacking group than we have been in the past,” Wilkins said. Not to be forgotten are two freshmen keepers Hamdan and Rawnsley. While their lack of collegiate experience may keep them from playing early on, they should ultimately succeed Caitlyn Clem after the longtime keeper graduated this spring. A local product of Middleton, Hamdan is probably the more polished of the two. The freshmen keeper led her soccer club, the Madison 56ers, to the U-19 state championship in 2018 as well as taking home the girls U-18 state and Midwest titles back in 2017. But for this year, Wisconsin returns just two keepers in Jordyn Bloomer and Grace Quirk. Though she didn’t get significant action, Bloomer was the only one to play last year so one might expect her to take over the position at least in the short term. If you’re in Madison this summer be sure to check out the improved Badger squad when their season kicks off in August.
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Where are they now: former Badgers find success in the NBA
Names like Kaminsky, Dekker have paved their own paths in pros with teams such as Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers by Samantha Elfus Sports Associate
The Wisconsin Athletic Department is known for its high performance and its successful teams. While playing a Division 1 sport is a big accomplishment, there’s nothing like making it to the big leagues. The Badger basketball team has sent more than 25 players to the NBA, including five current professionals. Sam Dekker, small forward for the Los Angeles Clippers, played at Wisconsin from 2013-15. He was drafted in the first round by Houston in 2015, where he played for two seasons. At Wisconsin, he led his team to the National Championship versus Duke, the first time the Badgers played for a title in over 70 years. Now, Dekker averages 12.1 minutes and 4.2 points per game. The Clippers have a young team for this upcoming season, giving Dekker the opportunity to show his skill at the forefront. Dekker’s 2015 National Championship teammate and leader, Frank Kaminsky, played at Wisconsin from 2012-15. He was drafted in the first round by the Charlotte Hornets, and has been the 7’ forward on the team ever since. Kaminsky is averaging 23.2 minutes and 11.1 points per game, making him essential to the Hornets dynamic. After Dwight Howard’s departure from Charlotte, the forward will play a larger role in assisting the team to wins. Nigel Hayes, the most recent Badger in the NBA, went undrafted after graduating in 2017, however, was picked up by the New York Knicks to play for their Summer League team shortly after. He spent some time in the NBA’s G League, in between signing 10-day contracts with both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Toronto Raptors. While neither of the teams resigned him, he was picked up by the Sacramento Kings in March of the 2017-18 season. This past week, unfortunately, Hayes was waived by the Kings to make room for Zach LaVine in the team’s budget. While with the Kings, he averaged 3.6 points a game, for the five games he played. If Hayes continues to work hard and prove his talents at Summer League, he could spark a team’s interest. Devin Harris, a Wisconsin point guard from 2002-04, was drafted in the first round after leading the Badgers in scoring during his time in Madison. In his last season as a Badger, he was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, averaging 19.5 points and 4.4 assists a game. Harris spent most of his professional career playing for the Dallas Mavericks, however, made the move to Denver to play for the Nuggets this past season. As he approaches his
15th season as a professional athlete, Harris will be looking to improve the Nuggets’ record. Jon Leuer, a Badger from 2008-11, was drafted in the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks. He bounced around teams quite a bit after his first season with the Bucks but has been with the Detroit Pistons since 2016. With the Pistons, Leuer averaged 17 minutes and 5.4 points a game, assisting Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond to rebuild the Detroit franchise. Coming off an ankle injury from January, he is expected to be healthy for the upcoming season. The Badgers are consistently pumping out talent, as five new players join the team in the fall. With Ethan Happ returning for his senior season and the fresh faces on the court, the Wisconsin team is looking up for next year. To keep up with all of our alumni in the NBA, stay tuned for games starting in late October.
Photo · As a testament to the skill found in UW’s basketball program, many former Badgers have found success in professional basketball, such as Devin Harris with the Denver Nuggets and Jon Leuer with the Detroit Pistons. Daniel Yun The Badger Herald
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New redshirt guidelines replace convoluted, cumbersome rules
Following NCAA Divsion 1 decision, athletes will now be able to play four regular season games while still preserving a year of eligibility
by Will Stern Sports Editor
Last month, the NCAA Division 1 Council agreed to a proposal to revamp College Football’s ill-considered redshirt policy. Division 1 Athletes have four seasons of eligibility over five seasons of play. Before the June Announcement, players exhausted a year of eligibility simply by playing a single snap in a season. Thanks to the new guidelines, players will be afforded four games of play in a redshirted season. The effects of this new protocol will become active in the forthcoming 201819 season, and will not be allowed to be applied retroactively. The NCAA’s decision is widely popular, as many considered the previous rules antiquated and unnecessarily harsh on players. Blake James, University of Miami Athletic
Director and NCAA Division 1 Council Chair, described the windfall this new ruling will be for players and coaches. “This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being. Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries,” James said. “Coaches will appreciate the additional flexibility and ability to give younger players an opportunity to participate in the limited competition.” As for how this will affect the Wisconsin football team, much of the apparent ripples will come into focus midway through the season as the roster shapes up and weaknesses and injuries become clear. One thing that is clear, however, is that Coach Paul Chryst will be able to get creative with the Badger ’s quarterback room. Starting quarterback
Alex Hornibrook still has two years of eligibility left and as of now remains the heavy favorite to maintain the number one slot in the depth chart. Behind him
“ This change promotes not
only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being. Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to feel pressure to play through injuries. ”
Blake James University of Miami Athletic Director and NCAA Division 1 Council Chair
is Jack Coan, a rising rising redshirt freshman Danny Vanden Boom and incoming true freshman Chase Wolf. This young group will provide some roster flexibility. It’s possible Chryst may be interested in squeezing an additional year of play out of Coan, and in order to do so, it would make the most sense to redshirt him this year. He would still be able to get reps in keeping with the new ruling, and it would allow Vanden Boom to get his feet wet. The new redshirt eligibility will also be important down the stretch for Wisconsin. In football, with injuries always abound and these new guidelines, Chryst will face less impediment as he looks to plug holes in the roster. Additionally, players that make unexpected, marked improvement during their redshirt season will be able to contribute to a late-season push without endangering their eligibility.
Men’s basketball: Despite concerns, freshmen could be game changers
Three-star recruits Tai Strickland, Taylor Currie join the Badgers 2018-19 roster as freshmen, coming off hot performances in high school by Matthew Ernst Sports Associate
After a disappointing 2017-18 basketball season that ended their consecutive tournament appearances at 19 seasons, the Badgers are looking to bounce back and start a new streak. Other than departing seniors Aaron Moesch, TJ Schlundt and Matt Ferris — who all played limited minutes — this Badger basketball team is returning every key player from last year ’s team as well as adding several freshmen to the roster. Although there are no huge names coming in the fall, Coach Greg Gard still managed to add some talent to his roster that should help for years to come. This being said, freshmen typically haven’t played much for the Badgers, and this will likely remain true for 2018-19. Wisconsin notched two, three-star recruits in Tai Strickland and Taylor Currie. Strickland, the son of former NBA player Rod Strickland is 6’2” and 180 pounds. He
averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists at his high school in Tampa Bay, Florida last season. Though Strickland will likely be third on the depth chart for point guard behind D’Mitrick Trice and Trevor Anderson, he may be an important contributor by the time his junior season rolls around in 2020-21. Taylor Currie is a 6’8”, 205-pound forward from Michigan who had a successful high school career, including his school’s first ever championship. Gard expects him to be an important part of the Wisconsin basketball culture and someone who can stretch defenses with his ability to shoot three-point shots. He will also be deep on the depth chart behind Nate Reuvers and Alex Illikainen and will likely get limited playing time this year if he does not redshirt. In addition to Strickland and Currie, Wisconsin will be adding two walk-on players in center Joe Hedstrom and guard Carter Higginbottom. Hedstrom is from the Minnesota high school powerhouse
Hopkins and is 7’0” and 225 pounds. He will likely spend most, if not all, of the 201819 season on the bench behind Ethan Happ,
“ Although this isn’t the flashi-
est recruiting class, Wisconsin has had many comparable classes in recent years and has nearly always managed to make the most of every prospect..” Charles Thomas, Reuvers and Illikainen in the frontcourt, but could potentially see some major playtime by the time he is a senior. Wisconsin has been undersized in the
frontcourt recently, so if Hedstrom develops like the Badgers hope he does, he could be a very key addition to this team. The latter signing, Higginbottom, committed in February as a preferred walk-on. He went to high school in Illinois and is likely to be deep in the depth chart for point guard, behind Trice, Brad Davison, Trevor Anderson and Brevin Pritzl. Expect Higginbottom to receive a redshirt this upcoming season. Both of these walk-ons will more than likely be a non-factor on the court in 2018-19, but look out for them in a couple years. Although this isn’t the flashiest recruiting class, Wisconsin has had many comparable classes in recent years and have nearly always managed to make the most of every prospect. Strickland, Currie, Hedstrom and Higginbottom may not be big names in summer 2018, but history has shown that you should never count out Wisconsin’s recruits.
From ghosts to swivel chairs: The best and worst places to have class While some buildings boast striking grey exterior, others flaunt confusing, non-sensical floor plans, points of entry by Angela Peterson Banter Editor
When you picked your classes at SOAR, you might have focused on making sure your classes helped fulfill the requirements on your DARS or minimizing your transit across the broad landscape of UW-Madison. This method of class selection, while beneficial for your graduation timetable and knees, does not take into account the most important factor in your learning — your environment. There are 388 buildings on campus, each with the potential to brighten or dim your mood during your studies. Before you reach the drop date, here are my picks for the best and worst places to have class this semester. BEST- Nancy Nichols Hall Home to the School of Human Ecology, or SoHE or SHE, with an “o” to make sure we’re aware that any gender can enroll in the school’s programs, Nancy Nichols Hall has pretty standard classrooms, mainly featuring that signature sleek white look that tells you a building was constructed after 2002. The main draw to having class in this hall is the chance to encounter some of the most tastefully designed bathrooms you’ve ever seen three times a week
(six times if you chose to make meditative trips before and after class). Seriously, I once signed up for a research study here just so I could examine the delicate craft that went to designing each stall. The environment in Nichols Hall makes it easy to “clear” any uneasiness with topics experienced in class before it’s time to study. WORST- Van Hise Hall If your goal is to be confused where you’re supposed to be on the first day of classes, then Van Hise has you covered. While the actual classrooms are not destructive to learning vibes, the stairs are. Given its proximity to Bascom Hill, Van Hise has multiple points of entry that lead to various different levels of the 19-floor building. It’s very difficult to figure out where the lobby of the building is, making therapeutic post-class “discussion sections” (talking with your friends about memes you saw during class) difficult to arrange. While the university has plans to demolish the building in 2025, I say we work on removing just two floors to start out with so students don’t have to bring their spatial confusion into the classroom. BEST- Grainger Hall Home to the School of Business, Grainger Hall joins Dejope Hall and Union South as one of the
three buildings on campus that look like relaxing, modern airport terminals, but this is the only one you can have class in! Stroll alongside random bicycle memorabilia and unnecessary lit-up signs as you grab your pre-class coffee from the Capitol Cafe, taking time to marvel at the astounding amounts polos and khaki shorts found within Grainger’s walls. The fun doesn’t stop once you get into the classroom, where you might have the pleasure of having class in a swivel chair. After class, take in your material and study at the new Learning Commons, which I can best describe the environment as comfier than my bed. WORST- Mosse Humanities Building Have you ever been to a building and thought, “Wow, this needs more grey”? I’m fairly certain that was the only thing the architects were thinking when they designed this building. Seriously, I’m pretty certain more than fifty shades of grey are found in this building. While Humanities may look convincing as a lair, the confusing layout makes attending lectures and office hours a journey through time and space, only for one to be greeted after the journey with sadness-inducing color schemes and screechy chalkboards. The one hidden benefit to this building is the ledge on the third floor, providing an outside study spot during the summer that makes
you feel low key like a gargoyle. BEST- Science Hall While these rooms might be a tad antiquated given that they are more than 100 years old, Science Hall provides students with the most spooky vibes we’ll ever get to experience. This hall is perfect for some after class ghost hunting, which might lead to some new friends. You could find out the girl sitting behind you in lecture also is an Ouija aficionado, or the ghost of Timothy B. Wellingsworth also hates chemistry as much as you do. BEST & WORST- Outside For the first couple weeks, having class outside seems like the best idea. The isthmus is almost an idyllic utopia during this period and having class time with a perfect, unobstructed view of Lake Mendota seems like a great idea. Then winter comes, stealing every bit of joy from your existence and forcing you to cling on tightly to your Canada Goose jacket in order to avoid frostbite’s wrath. Everyone will be jealous of you when it’s nice outside though, so the potential freeze burns are worth it. It’s not too late to completely edit your class schedule for the fall semester, but remember that no matter the environment, there are at least 388 places for you to find your home as a Badger.
What to do with all that Wiscard cash before the end of the semester
From forts made out of Cup Noodles to actually buying your textbooks, there’s so many ways to irresponsibly spend money by Angela Peterson Banter Editor
As you probably heard twelve times in your tour groups and SOAR sessions, the 2018-19 school year marks the first time the University of Wisconsin is following peer pressure from other schools and actually making a form of meal plan for its housing residents. While this was met with cries of indignation from the current student body subsisting mainly on cup noodles, I see this as an opportunity to explore budgeting for all of you young and hungry Badgers. Your task is difficult: spend at least $1400 in nine months while constantly being inundated with messages of frugality. Luckily, I have you covered. Here are some easy, guilt free ways to indulge in your mandatory payments to the UW. Peet’s Coffee I know your SOAR advisor just hyped up how great and convenient the Bean and Creameries are, but we’re talking $1400 here. A $2.50 mocha after the 30% housing discount just isn’t going to cut it on our strict budget here. Instead, pop on over to Peet’s coffee anytime you get a coffee craving for a guaranteed $4 cup of something too extravagant to correctly describe to your friends. Besides, there is a Peet’s Coffee location to fit every student’s 28• badgerherald.com • July 27, 2018
personality. There’s the Memorial Union location for your classic Badger who wants to take in the traditional Wisconsin Experience with their bougie coffee, the Union South location for thirsty Badgers who prefer to have their foam exploding from the top of their lids and the Capitol Cafe location in Grainger for lazy Badgers too tired and overworked to walk over to the Memorial Union location literally five minutes away. Add five cups of $4 coffee a week for 30 weeks of school, and that is $600 of your budget right there. Actually Buying Your Textbooks I know it sounds unconventional, but I’ve heard a rumor on the street that sometimes these things called textbooks might help with your grades or something. Be gone the days of waiting until one has a C in a class to buy the textbook, the new Wiscard budget has you covered! Feel free to indulge in that $250 biology textbook right off the bat, your Wiscard budget allows for it. In fact, you might even want to buy textbooks for other classes just to see what all the fuss is about. If all of your friends are telling you about how hard they are studying for their psych exam, go ahead and put down $113 for the textbook so you can see their struggles firsthand. It all makes too much sense.
Obsessive Amounts of Spiritwear We’ve all been at the bookstore and spotted an item that intrigued us but cost an absurd amount of money for what it was. Get rid of your FOMO and bring on the $24.99 Bucky ear muffs! Feeling lonely in your first semester and need friends? Purchase a Bucky study buddy stuffed animal for $21.99.Your Wiscard budget will be up to par in no time if you find matching Wisconsin outfits for your entire extended family’s holiday photo, including a $30 sweatshirt for Rover. Plus, the University Bookstore stands as a gate to the rest of State Street, serving as a constant lure to spend “money” on your Wiscard before spending money at the shops downtown. A Small Fortress of Cup Noodles You’ve already gotten a stomach bug from your coffee consumption, a full bookshelf of textbooks for classes you aren’t enrolled in, and three pairs of Bucky leggings. However, there’s still a balance on your Wiscard. Take the remainder and keep college traditions alive by converting these yet-tobe-used dollars into a protective lair in your dorm. This fortress will protect you from those times when your roommate decides to watch “Law and Order” at full blast while taking questionable Snapchats when you’re trying
to study. When your roommate inevitably builds their own fortress out of Easy Mac, be prepared to use the uneaten blocks of petroleum cemented noodles as cannonballs. Consume one Cup Noodle a day for maximum nutritional benefits. This fool-proof plan is guaranteed to satisfy even Tier 3 dining plan participants. If you still have money left in your budget after following these steps, be sure to donate Mongolian Grill lunches from Rheta’s to upperclassmen, they will quickly become your friends.
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