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BIG GAINS FOR REPUBLICANS Coats takes Senate; Carson hangs on to 7th

INDIANA HOUSE SEATS BREAKDOWN BY DISTRICT:

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BY THE NUMBERS: 2010 MIDTERM ELECTIONS SEATS WON IN HOUSE: 163 DEMOCRAT 228 REPUBLICAN SEATS WON IN SENATE: 50 DEMOCRAT 46 REPUBLICAN Collegian photos by Erin Drennan and Rachel Senn

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The 2010 midterm elections had people glued to their television screens as results came in on Tuesday night. Cnn.com states that experts were predicting the Republicans would win control of the House of Representatives. The Republican party needed a net gain of 39 seats to reach the 218 majority of the 435 seats in the House that are up for vote. Confirming the predictions, the Republicans took over the House with 226 of the 435 seats. Republican John Boehner will replace Democrat Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. The winning numbers could have something to do with voter turnout. Cnn.com stated that polls show that Republicans are more energized than Democrats, which would suggest that the GOP would receive more votes. “For too long Washington has been doing what’s best for Washington, not the American people, and tonight that’s about to change,” Boehner said after Republic gains were announced. “The American people have sent an unmistakable message to the President tonight, and, that is ‘Change course.’ “We are humbled by the trust the American people have placed in us.” For Indiana, Republicans had success in the race for the Senate seat as Republican Daniel Coats defeated Democrat Brad Ellsworth. Coats will replace Democrat Evan Bayh who did not seek re-election. ___________________see election page 4

Bye-bye Bobby

WHAT THE STUDENTS ARE SAYING:

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF BOFO’S ANNOUNCEMENT?

I was surprised. I thought the whole thing came out of nowhere.

If he can give Ursinus the

Take a look at some of the milestones in Bobby Fong’s decade as Butler’s president.

he’s given to Butler, then

they’ll be lucky to have him.

Jennifer Goshert SOPHOMORE, BUTLER UNIVERSITY

BOBBY FONG’S TIME AT BUTLER

leadership

Jeremy Algate SOPHOMORE, BUTLER UNIVERSITY

JILL MCCARTER

jmccarte@butler.edu

Butler University President Bobby Fong announced at 1:30 p.m. on Friday that he will be leaving Butler at the end of the academic year to accept the presidency at Ursinus College. Ursinus is a small liberal arts school of 1,700 students in Collegeville, Pa. After reviewing more than 100 applications, the board of trustees and the selection committee at Ursinus chose Fong to take the position. “Fong comes to Ursinus with more than a decade of experience in a smallschool setting, which is something the board and I have been looking for in the candidates,” Spencer Foreman, chairman of the board of trustees at Ursinus, said in the announcement. During his time at Butler, Fong has doubled the endowment of the university and has balanced the budget. He also led a record-setting human ___________________________see fong page 3

JUNE 1, 2001

MAY 31, 2009

MARCH 27, 2010

OCT. 29, 2010

Bobby Fong becomes the 20th president of Butler University.

Butler University wrapped up the Butler Rising campaign. The six-year capital campaign raised more than $154 million.

Fong, known for his good relations with students, celebrates in the streets as the Butler men’s basketball team advances to the Final Four.

Fong announces that he will become the 13th president of Ursinus College, located just outside of Philadelphia.

OPINION 5 | ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 7 | SPORTS 9 | PHOTOS 12


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Department holds town hall to address concerns by jill mccarter

jmccarte@butler.edu | news editor

Strategic communication students will not experience any changes in graduation requirements despite changes in course offerings for the spring semester. Strategic communications program director Mark Rademacher held a town hall meeting to answer questions students asked about

potential requirement changes on Thursday in Gallahue Hall. Strategic communications encompasses public relations and advertising programs. The class cuts that the strategic communications program experienced caused some students to wonder what that meant for them and their degree. “For those of you in the program, nothing has changed,” Rademach-

issues addressed: Assistant professor Mark Rademacher took questions from students about the future structure of the strategic communications program. (Photo by Rachel Senn)

er said. “The requirements are the same. Your degree is still the same. “The requirements you came into the program under are the requirements you need to graduate.” One class that was cut, a section of Special Topics in Public Relations, was a course that taught students how to build and create their portfolios. The students present at the meeting expressed concern over the loss of the course. “From my intern experience, having a portfolio is extremely important and that class was one of the few offered at Butler to help me learn how to create a creative design portfolio, so I wouldn’t have felt comfortable without that course,” senior strategic communications major Jonathan Spear said. “We keep talking about trying to boost this college and this program, but to me, I don’t think we have the courses to back it up.” Rademacher explained that the decision to cut the course was

something unavoidable because of staffing and other resources. “We’re hoping to bring it back,” Rademacher said. “I wish we could have avoided it, but as a non-required class, it was one that wasn’t able to be offered this spring.” It would have been impossible to keep all of the courses with the resources available to the program, professor Ed Kanis said. “We’ve tried to implement a lot of things with essentially the same resources,” Kanis said. “It’s like living in the same house and deciding you want a bigger house, but you don’t have the money for a bigger house. It just doesn’t work.” As far as removing the major from the journalism program, Rademacher assured students that they have no reason to worry. “Strategic communications will still be strongly based around the methods and background of journalism,” Rademacher said. “We’ve just moved out from underneath the journalism school umbrella.”

fong: leaving a legacy

continued from page 1 Some students said they could not believe capital campaign that raised $154 million for the news and began to wonder who will take Butler. his place. “Ursinus sought a president to lead it in a “I am personally very sad,” sophomore strategic planning process, a comprehensive Jeremy Algate said. “I suppose I’ve never fundraising campaign and an effort to raise noticed what it means to have a good presiits profile in the local community and nation- dent.” ally,” Fong said in a press release. “Butler Other students reflected on their thoughts gave me experience in these areas.” about Fong and are hopeful for the future of Fong thanked the students, faculty and Butler. staff at Butler for the way the university has “I was really surprised to find out that he changed since he took office in 2001. was leaving our school,” sophomore Lauren “[Butler] has taken shape because of the Batson said. “I really enjoy the relationship dedication, commitment and hard work of so we have as a student body with President many people here,” Fong said. “Thank you Fong. for all you’ve done “I hope that whoever and will continue to takes over his position do for Butler Univerhas the same enthusisity.” asm about creating a Members of the relationship with the Butler University students of Butler UniBoard of Trustees versity.” praised Fong for his Ursinus began the achievements at Butsearch for a president in ler during his time as April, after their former president. president, John Stras“Butler is a better sburger, stepped down. university than it was Strassburger died in 10 years ago, thanks September after a yearto the leadership of long battle with prostate John Hargrove cancer. Bobby Fong,” John Hargrove, chair of BUTLER UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES “We lost a dear friend the Butler University and leader, and no one Board of Trustees said in a press release. “All was confident that we could find someone of us wish [Fong] well in his new endeavors with the depth and knowledge like him,” and we sincerely thank him for his dedica- Foreman said. “I now know that we have.” tion as our president.” Butler’s board of trustees, the group in Faculty and staff were just as surprised as charge of hiring and firing the university students were to hear the news about Fong president, will meet at the end of this week to leaving the university. determine the agenda for choosing the next “In a way, I’m not surprised that a col- president. lege at the caliber that Ursinus has would be “Like everyone else, many of the meminterested in hiring [Fong],” Provost Jamie bers of the board found out on Friday, so Comstock said. “I was, however, surprised we haven’t had much time to collect our at the timing. I had hoped to work with him thoughts yet,” Comstock said. longer.” While members of the Butler communiAs news spread on Twitter and Facbeook ty are sad to see Fong leave the university, before the official announcement was made, Comstock said it’s important to support him students began to talk. in his difficult decision. “I’m mostly confused,” junior Matt Miller “It’s important for us to be happy for said. “He didn’t give an actual reason for him,” she said. “This is a great person we all leaving. have admired and looked up to and he has “It’s not like he’s going to some big ivy- a great opportunity, so we need to back him league school with an incredible reputation.” and just be happy for him.”

Butler is a better university than it was 10 years ago thanks to the leadership of Bobby Fong.

Students compete in ‘Battle of the Brains’ by amber sapp

asapp@butler.edu | staff writer

On Oct. 23, four students from Butler University competed in the 35th annual IBMsponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest, also know as the Battle of the Brains. The students, seniors David Johnson and Jason Norris along with freshmen Dino Filippi and Kyler Naylor participated in the East Central North American Regional, which was split between four different sites. Butler’s team competition was located in Cincinnati. Norris and Johnson’s team placed 15th out of 112 teams, which Norris said was a pleasant surprise for him and his teammate, Johnson. “We literally winged it, which is why it is kind of a big deal that we placed as high as we did,” Norris said. “The top ranked teams prac-

ticed these types of problems in a high- stress environment. “We only had two people when the team maximum was three, so that’s another reason us placing so high is somewhat shocking.” The freshman team did not fare as well. They were unable to solve any of their problems within the time limit. Filippi is still grateful, however, for the learning experience of the competition. “As far as my major [computer science] goes, the competition is more practice,” Filippi said. “You get to learn the interface better.” This competition gives students the opportunity to show off their skills. “These students push their minds to the limit. The amount of talent that we have the opportunity to witness each year is truly impressive,” Michael Karasick, vice president of strategy and technology at IBM, said.

Communication has been crucial to the development of the College of Communication, Rademacher said, and the staff is committed to continue the exchange of ideas as the college continues to grow. “This isn’t one person’s vision,” Rademacher said. “It’s a collaborative effort. I’m just here to make sure we go ahead in the direction that we had agreed upon. This is our first attempt to start a dialog and to develop a program that benefits everyone.” Spear said he wasn’t convinced. “We asked for this college and we’ve been told ‘it’s coming, it’s here,’” Spear said. “We just don’t know what exactly is coming.” Rademacher told students that they should not feel held back by the courses and internships the college offers. “Don’t feel limited by what we have done,” Rademacher said. “Go make leaps. Show them what Butler students are and what they can do. Push us to push you.”

Students look past graduation, into job market Butler graduates excel during difficult economic times by aja cacan

acacan@butler.edu | staff writer

Given the economic situation, it is no surprise that most young graduates face challenges finding jobs, even in fields with high demand. The latest example of frustrated college graduates is the anonymous Boston College third-year law student, who wrote an open letter to the dean, proposing to exchange his degree for a full tuition reimbursement. The most recent Labor Department statistics show the unemployment rate in the United States at 9.6 percent. The jobless rate has now topped 9.5 percent for 14 straight months. “Butler graduates are holding up very well in a tough economy,” Director of Internship and Career Services Gary Beaulieu said. “In 2009, 92 percent of graduates were employed full time, in graduate school or completing gap year experiences six months post graduation.” Beaulieu expects the class of 2010 to show similar statistics, but says this information will not be available until December. Despite the statistics, many Butler graduates have

had a hard time finding employment. 2009 Butler graduate Ethan Lees said it was difficult to rely on Butler’s career search Web site because of its similarity to other career search Web sites. He believes it would be helpful if it the Web site was more tailored to graduates. “Finding a job in the field of journalism has been challenging, especially considering that online search options are not much help,” Lees said. “I’ve been going through family members and have gotten better results from that.” Beaulieu said that graduates’ experience varies across the board, depending on their majors. The fields that have seen the most demand and easiest job placement are accounting, actuarial science, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, education, public relations and arts administration. On the other hand, he said that many fields, like marketing, are seeing a downsizing trend. However, as much as a particular field may not be in high demand, he says that there are many things

beyond a major that may impact a student’s chance for success in the job market. According to an ABC News article, in his letter, the student alleged that the school’s career services were insufficient in helping him find employment. This is a scary claim, considering university career services are often the starting point for a student’s job search. Internship and Career Services at Butler assists students in increasing their job success rate by providing practice interviews and resume and cover letter writing workshops. Beaulieu encourages students to network and seek out connections that lead to potential job opportunities. “You never know who knows somebody that can help you connect to someone who will lead to an internship or a job,” he said. Regardless of their postgraduate intentions, the one thing that Beaulieu recommends for students is an internship experience, even if a major doesn’t require one. “Many employers are not even looking at students who haven’t completed an internship,” Beaulieu said.


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Alum poses questions about ‘The Butler Way’ by TARA MCELMURRY

tmcelmur@butler.edu | news editor

As election night approached, one Butler University alumnus found a piece of campaign communication to be offensive and against “the Butler Way.” Butler alumnus Eddie Journey received a mailer Oct. 15 from congressional candidate and Butler sociology professor Marvin Scott. Journey said he was under the impression that at an institution like Butler, diversity would be based on the core value of respect for one another. Scott’s communication was the opposite of this, he said. “The mailer is religionist propaganda designed to leverage an individual’s ignorance or fear of the other,” Journey said. “This mailer is designed to build upon misconceptions of Islam and those of authentic Muslim faith.” Journey said he is surprised the university would have someone who says these things represent Butler. According to this piece of communication, Scott is associating his opponent, Rep. André Carson, with Muslim extremists. Carson is a Muslim. The mailer states, “But we know that, consistent with historical Muslim practice, the Ground-Zero mosque represents a bold monument to conquest, celebrating radical Islam’s violent victory over

America on 9/11.” It goes on to state, “Unlike my opponent, I don’t have the help of radical sinister benefactors or special-interest groups to fund my campaign.” Journey said this tactic of using religion reflects Scott’s platform. “Any politician that has to resort to such fear tactics in order to selfpromote must have a very shaky platform,” Journey said. “Fighting Muslim extremism” isn’t the only subject on Scott’s platform according his Web site, drmarvinscottforcongress.com. His other platform stances include points such as, defending the constitution, restoring and protecting free enterprise and job creation, repealing the health care law and eliminating the deficit and reducing the national debt. According to his Web site, Scott is running for office because he feels, “Republicans have a long and rich history with basic principles. Individuals, not government, can make the best decisions. All people are entitled to equal rights. And decisions are best made close to home.” Scott wants to bring long-term leadership to Indiana, and make the state a “benchmark” for the region with success in the economy, education and community. Journey said he is most concerned about the way this makes Butler look.

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“As a minority student, this type respecting and defending the rights of communication from a university of people with whom we disagree.” professor may have been sufficient Journey said, in response to enough for me not to attend,” he Fong’s statement, if what Scott said. “Hate speech is just that, hate said is “the Butler Way” that Fong speech. It is not political opinion or is intending, he would return the academic disdiploma he course.” received in Journey 2005. said he wants “We must the university recognize to do somethat there are thing about it. additional “A uniconditions versity that that have not condones been satisfied such behavas it relates to ior despite academic or the numerous democratic documents, discourse,” position pahe said. “This pers and mismailer is neiEddie Journey ther demosion stateALUM, BUTLER UNIVERSITY cratic nor a ments to the contrary is discussion.” not one that I would ever feel is apJourney said that, because the propriate for me,” Journey said. “To university has an anti-harassment remain silent is to be complicit.” policy, there is appropriate and inButler President Bobby Fong had appropriate speech. a different take on Scott’s mailer Butler’s faculty and staff anti-haand Journey’s critism. rassment policy states, harassment “In expressing his opinions on is- is defined as “offensive, intimidatsues, Scott is exercising his preroga- ing, or hostile work or educational tive as a citizen running for public environment.” That is based on office,” Fong said. “By the same things such as race, religion and natoken, Journey is exercising his pre- tional origin. rogative as a citizen in challenging Journey said he believes that Scott’s views. even though Scott may have said “That is part of ‘The Butler Way’: these things outside of the class-

If a student’s actions outside of the classroom are subject to collegiate disciplinary actions, why should such egregious actions by a professor be swept under the tenured rug?

COLLEGIANs ‘ the butler

5 Things You Need to Know This Week

Halloween and awesome costume ideas were just calling your name and distracting you from the obscure headlines this week. It’s okay. We understand. 1) Facebook knows when you’re getting dumped. A British journalist scanned more than 10,000 Facebook statuses to find out when people are breaking up. The research showed the couples are splitting up after Valentine’s Day and in the weeks leading up to Spring Break. Christmas Day is the single day with the least amount of breakups.

12:41 a.m.—Housing Village, Building K: Welfare check

2) Candidate apologizes to Morgan Freeman. North Carolina congressional candidate B.J. Lawson has apologized after his campaign had claimed that Morgan Freeman had done voiceover work for an ad supporting his campaign. Freeman said, “These people are lying. I’ve never done any work with this campaign and I don’t support it.”

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3) Public college tuition rises. The tuition of four-year colleges for an in-state student has risen more than 7.9 percent. Tuition and fees averages are now $7,065 per year.

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4) Alcohol is worse than heroin or cocaine? British research shows that alcohol is more destructive to people than heroin or cocaine in terms of its power over the individual and society. They looked at issues like destructions of families, health and careers in their research.

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5) Alligator eats 8-year-old’s pet turtle. An 8-year-old’s turtle was eaten by an alligator at a Florida aquarium. The boy was offered a meet-and-greet with the dolphins after watching an alligator in the same tank take the turtle in his mouth just after a staff member had placed it into the water. compiled and written by Jill McCarter

United States lacking in leadership Estridge Homes president addesses problems in American society by allyson dobberteen adobbert@butler.edu | staff writer

Butler, we have a problem. At least that’s what the president of Estridge Homes said last Thursday. “Right now, our country has an antileadership movement afoot,” Paul Estridge Jr. said. Estridge spoke to a half-full room of Butler students about their role in destroying the lazy mentality that he said many people have about leadership. Some Butler administrators agreed, and they are doing something about it. Frank Council, assistant director at the Programs for Leadership and Service Education, said the Division of Student Affairs tried to create some movement around leadership at Butler. They revamped the leadership program, calling it “Bulldog Leadership,” and challenged students to get to know who they are and what they believe before they try to lead others. “Goals are good, but to really be a great leader we’ve learned that you have to take time to make meaning of the gifts you have and what you believe in,” Council said. The leaders of the program decided to bring in Estridge because he fit the

model of leadership that the program was looking for. Estridge is also a firm advocate of knowing one’s personal beliefs and gifts as a leader. “There is nothing awesome about being a great leader,” he said. “It’s about what is at the core. “Leadership will reflect that core.” Council agreed. “It’s not so much titles, but more about the role you play in that position.” Council said the program also asks students to consider the impact they want to have in the community, another reason why Estridge fit the bill. “Estridge’s company and mission statement are about making an impact on those around him,” Council said. “That was evident in his connection with Extreme Makeover Home Edition.” Estridge Homes worked with the ABC reality show last year, transforming a home in an Indianapolis neighborhood. Before the company agreed to work with the show, they ensured that the entire community would benefit rather than just one home. They fixed up 22 homes in the area

and helped to create a community center from an existing IPS building. The company also donated 108 laptops to children in the neighborhood and created a free wireless network. “People ask me, ‘Aren’t you just a home builder?’” Estridge said. “But as a home builder, you are actually building a community for people.” The leadership program also emphasizes community and relationships. “We want students to think about the impact they want to have in the Butler community,” Council said. That’s exactly what Shelby Murdoch, a sophomore in the Bulldog Leadership program, said she has gained from the program. “I have learned not only about my strengths and how to apply them in my life, but also how to help other people find theirs and apply theirs, and that’s a really valuable skill to have,” Murdoch said. She said that hearing Estridge was an inspiring example of someone who is succeeding honestly and ethically. “The wrong way to do things is tempting because it’s usually easier, but it won’t last,” Murdoch said. “In the end, good always wins, period.”

room, his words still have an effect on students and should be dealt with. “If a student’s actions outside of the classroom are subject to collegiate disciplinary actions, why should such egregious actions by a professor be swept under the tenured rug?” Journey said. Journey said that he’s not saying anyone should or shouldn’t vote for Scott, but that Butler shouldn’t condone hate speech. “We as citizens have a responsibility for what we say,” he said. “Running for political office does not override this responsibility. “If a student were to write this type of communication while running for an SGA office, we could rest assured that he or she would not be afforded such political protection.” Journey said that if Scott wants to be protected by political speech, he said he suggests Scott sticks to real issues; Islam not being one of them. Scott declined to comment. Journey said he wants the university to do something about this because what Scott says does not represent the Butler Way. “Words have power and people have value,” Journey said. “Let us stop killing each other with our words and focus our energies on causes that can make a better tomorrow for all of us. Yes, Dr. Scott, Muslims included.”

Media arts department creates Web series by molly kordas

mkordas@butler.edu | staff writer

Members of the Butler University media arts department held open auditions for students to act in a comedic Web series produced and created by students. Since his junior year in high school, junior Trevor Roach has been waiting for the chance to make a Web series. Now he finally has that chance, thanks to the media arts faculty and students of Butler. Over the summer, Roach began to talk to other students about possible interest in producing a comedic Web series. He also began pitching the idea in his classes and began productive meetings around the beginning of September, student producer Roach said. The small crew has been meeting to smooth out some of the details, beginning with writing a tentative script and deciding on when and where to shoot scenes. The crew and producers have finished writing the pilot episode and are now holding open auditions to Butler students. The five to 10 minute

show is the typical story of a college student named Cody. He is a student just arriving to college with two roommates, Dustin and Edwin. The show follows the roommates as they deal with the everyday issues of college life. The producers and crew consider it to to be a more laid back project because it is not an assignment, but rather a chance to prove what they can do, crew member junior Tommy Balestreri said. “We’re just trying to make a great show that would entertain a lot of people and build our own résumés as well,” Balestreri said. Many of the students involved see this as more of an opportunity to make themselves known and show the world and even future employees what their capabilities and talents are. “It’s a great opportunity for us kids in the media arts program to have something to work on to gain more experience, outside of the classroom,” crew member junior Rachel Hollingsworth said. The producers plan to release the pilot episode early this month and on episode every month after.


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Collegian covers midterm election results Republicans reclaim House in nation and state

In the face of loss, Democrats have hope

A Bright outlook: In the face of losing control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the state general assembly, Democrats celebrate holding on to 7th District at the Indiana Democratic Party Election Party. (Photo by Erin Drennan) by aja cacan

acacan@butler.edu | staff writer

REclaiming majority: The Republican fulfilled predictions as they took majority of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republicans also took the majority in the Indiana General Assembly. (Photo by Rachel Senn) by allyson dobberteen adobbert@butler.edu | staff writer

Republicans are taking the country back. That was the anthem of Indiana Republicans as they celebrated a multitude of wins in the midterm elections last night. Whistles and cheers rang out like battle cries in downtown Indianapolis’ Union Station where the Republican Party came together. The crowd sported campaign t-shirts and chanted candidate slogans to show their support. The party celebrated gaining a Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives well as both sides of the Indiana General Assembly. Dan Coats’ win over Democrat Brad Ellsworth brought the U.S. Senate one step closer to a republican majority. It has been 12 years since a republican held that seat. “The seat has finally come back to the Republican side and it feels really, really good,” Murray Clark, Indiana Republican Party Chairman, said. Coats was a senator in the 1990s. He said

he couldn’t bear to sit on the sidelines and watch the Obama administration’s “radical” move to the far left, so he came out of the woodwork and ran for a position. “This election was a healthy exercise of democracy,” Coats said. “Tonight, Hoosiers have made their choice.” For Indiana state government, a Republican majority is also a reality. Prior to elections, Indiana’s House had been slightly democratic. The Republican Party only had to take over three House seats to change that. Republican Governor Mitch Daniels will finish out the last two years of his term with Republicans dominating both sides of the Indiana General Assembly. Republicans are looking to their large-scale success to unite the American people. “As conservatives, we believe the best days are ahead of us,” Coats said. Mike Pence, newly-reelected congressman, agreed. “Tonight is not so much a victory for any one party,” Pence said, “but for the American people who said ‘Enough is Enough.’”

Despite the Democratic Party lagging behind in polls and early voting results nationwide, spirits were high at the Indiana Democratic Party Election Party at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The defining event of the night was certainly the Senate race, where Democrat Brad Ellsworth battled Republican Dan Coats for Evan Bayh’s open Senate seat. Ellsworth lost by a margin of 50 percent to 40 percent. In his concession speech, Ellsworth stayed positive, praising the hard work and dedication of his supporters. “The campaign has only reinforced my love for my community and this state,” he said. He also spoke of the campaign trail and the opportunities it’s given him to connect with Hoosiers. “I have absolutely no regret,” he said. “We have traveled the road of Indiana and I couldn’t be more proud to have gotten to meet great Hoosiers at every turn.” Despite the loss, Ellsworth had non-partisan words of encouragement for Indiana Democrats.

“Please don’t ever be disillusioned that you got involved and you got behind candidates that you believed in and you knew,” he remarked. Following Ellsworth’s speech, the atmosphere was sober but still lively, with people mingling and awaiting the results of the Marion County and Congressional races. Meanwhile, Ellsworth walked around thanking supporters while the song “Don’t Stop Believing,” played over the speakers. He was congenial with guests, greeting them and thanking them for their support and attendance, even stopping to chat and share a drink with a few supporters. Although the Democrats lost the Indiana Senate race, it was a successful night for the Marion County Democratic Party. Many Democrats marked victories, with Congressman André Carson re-elected as House representative for the district. “We have proved the pundits wrong,” Carson said, reflecting on the Democratic Party’s projected losses in the election. Carson thanked all his

supporters for all their hard work, and stressed the unification and the diversity of the Democratic Party. The audience at the Election Party was quite diverse in terms of race, gender, and age. “We made a commitment in 2008 that we would move our country forward,” Carson said. He stressed that the Democratic Party needed bold leadership to continue promoting its policies in Washington. Carson’s message for achieving this was non-partisan. “We have to come together and settle our petty differences,” Carson said. He expressed optimism for the Democratic Party’s prospects for success in the future. Other notable victories include John Layton for Sheriff and Terry Curry for Prosecutor, who both made speeches at the event. Other than Carson’s victory, Democrats were able to clinch a few more Congressional seats statewide, with the victories of Peter Visclosky and Joe Donnelly of Indiana’s 1st and 2nd Districts, respectively.

MBA program receives top ranks by Allyson Dobberteen adobbert@butler.edu | staff writer

The part-time Butler University Master’s of Business Administration program has recently been in the limelight. BusinessWeek magazine named the MBA program 36th in the nation and 8th in the Midwest. The Princeton Review also recognized the program, listing it in its “Best 300 Business Schools” list. Student surveys, as well as entrance exam scores and undergraduate grade point averages, heavily determine the rankings. It was a different story five years ago, Kathy Paulson Gjerde, associate dean for research and graduate studies for the College of Business, said. The program’s enrollment was plummeting and some questioned whether it was strong enough to survive. Paulson Gjerde said MBA programs in general had been facing scrutiny from businesses. “There was a question among business

leaders in the value of an MBA degree,” she said. “MBA students could not apply the theoretical knowledge from the program to real problems on the job.” So the program got a makeover. It was shortened and the curriculum was adapted to incorporate real business experience. “We really started focusing on applied and experiential learning,” Bill O’Donnell, director of graduate programs for the College of Business Administration, said. Graduate students in the program today work closely with local businesses, even helping to expand local businesses in South America and China. Ginger Lippert, a student in the program, said that unique opportunities, like the international trips, made her decide to enroll in the part-time MBA program. “I believe the program has many strengths from an offerings standpoint,” she said. “They give students the opportunities to have real business experience that they may not have had otherwise.”

Paulson Gjerde said these real-world experiences are unique to Butler. “We do a lot of things that full-time programs don’t do,” she said, “even though we are only a part-time program.” The program is the right mix of theory and application, Paulson Gjerde said. “To me, it’s the balance that we achieved that’s important,” she said. Stephanie Judge, director of marketing for the College of Business, said the program began an “aggressive” advertising campaign in 2007. “Since that time, our enrollment has grown significantly and so has the quality of our students,” Judge said. Paulson Gjerde said the program’s recognition today is probably due in part to that campaign, centered around the slogan “Real Life. Real Business.” “You have to let people know what you are doing differently before they can recognize you for it,” Paulson Gjerde said. O’Donnell said the program will see the affects of this recognition for years to come.

CAMPUSBRIEF

Marathon to go through campus by grace wallace gwallace@butler.edu | asst. news editor

The 2010 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon may cause some dilemmas for Butler University students and parents Nov. 6. The marathon, which highlights some of Indianapolis’s more recognizable monuments like Lucas Oil Stadium, the Arts Garden and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, will go through campus as part of the course. Ben Hunter, Butler University Chief of Police, said he is happy to see campus as a part of the event, but acknowledges that some problems

might arise, as race day coincides with Butler’s Family Weekend. Hunter said there would be new parking regulations along Hampton and Sunset in order to accommodate the marathon. “Unlike other times when we have to shut down parking along the roads through campus, like homecoming, that only last a couple of hours, the marathon is a day-long event, so we will be shut down for the majority of the day,” Hunter said. “This means we have to find a solution for multiple hours on what to do about the parking.”

The department has developed a university parking map for the weekend that Hunter said will highlight different areas that will be available for parking during the marathon and for Family Weekend. The maps will be distributed throughout the week to all resident halls. In addition to the parking dilemma, campus will be much more crowded than usual—which always raises security concerns. While there will be security on duty at the events, Hunter said there is no reason for alarm or suspicion.

“Anytime you get recognized, it means more students will see the program and find an interest in it,” O’Donnell said. “It’s also great because it increases the perceived value of the degree, so students that have earned the degree get better recognition and it means more in general.” O’Donnell said the national recognition also allows the school to be more selective during the application process. “It continues to improve the caliber of students coming into the program,” he said. “They have better GPA’s, better GMAT scores and better business experience. “Even people with more advanced degrees like doctorates are deciding to come here because they know they aren’t wasting their time.” Chuck Williams, dean of the College of Business, said that the program’s GMAT scores are among the top 15-20 part-time MBA programs in the nation. “We are one of the best kept secrets out there when it comes to MBA programs,” O’Donnell said.


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OUR POINT THIS WEEK: We find the use of fear mongering and anti-Islamic messages in political campaigns distasteful and wrong. | VOTE: 20-0

Fear mongering in politics

A strong anti-Islamic sentiment has been spreading through the political environment this season, worming its way into campaigns and being used as a smear tactic. It is present in speeches, advertisements and campaign literature. Why is it now tolerable to target the Islamic faith so intensely within political rhetoric? We at The Butler Collegian disagree with the use of fear mongering and anti-Islamic messages in today’s political campaigns. This tactic is so effective because of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and the subsequent negative stigma associated with the Islamic faith which is utterly deplorable. Recently, a battle has broken out in Florida’s 8th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives between candidates Republican Dan Webster and Democrat Alan Grayson. During a speech, Webster said to his audience that husbands should look beyond traditional bible verses, such as “she shall submit to me” in relation to marriage. Grayson’s campaign removed this phrase from Webster’s speech and created a video

labeling the Republican candidate as “Taliban Dan.” The actions of Grayson’s campaign were unnecessary and inaccurate. Taking an out-of-context quote from Webster and using it to label him a member of a radical Islamic group is slanderous and insulting to the Islamic faith. Members of the Islamic faith who belong to the Taliban are members of a radical sect and they are few and far between. By airing ads such as this, politicians continue to misinform the American public about the Islamic faith as well as place unfair labels on Muslims. Another instance of misinformation regarding Islam and Muslims was in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District regarding Rep. Keith Ellison. Judson Phillips, creator of the Tea Party Nation, sent out an e-mail favoring Ellison’s opponent, Lynne Torgerson. Phillips’ e-mail was rife with misleading and false comments regarding Ellison and his Congressional practices. An excerpt from Phillips’ e-mail said: “He’s the only Muslim member of Congress. He supports

the council for American Islamic relations, Hamas and has helped Congress send millions of tax dollars to terrorists in Gaza.” The issue here is about more than a few disparaging comments regarding a Muslim Congress member. The problem is that Phillips blatantly lied about the practices of Ellison while in Congress and was slandering his name to the American public. This is one of many examples of the tolerance of artificial comments thrown around by politicians and interest groups in regards to opponents or candidates in general. This is not the first time our country has used a religion or a minority as a scapegoat. Let us recall the “Red Scare”, led by radical politician Sen. Joe McCarthy from 1947-1957. Hundreds of Americans were unfairly imprisoned and blacklisted under the suspicion that they might have been Communists. American politicians are doing the same thing today, targeting and falsely accusing their opponents of being Islamic fundamentalists who associ-

ate with terrorists and the Taliban. Although issues within politics regarding the Islamic faith are not as extreme as “McCarthyism” once was, America’s refusal to acknowledge the detrimental effects of attacking one religion so deliberately dooms us to repeating history. Politicians should remain focused on the issues regarding their campaigns and the issues of their constituents rather than the religion or race of their opponents. Personal characteristics should not affect how a person behaves in office or whether or not they receive votes from the public. The focus on Islam is distracting and continues to feed the American public propaganda that is strengthening the anti-Islamic sentiment that is so contagious within our country. These political tactics are distasteful and slanderous and need to be stopped. There will always be members of opposing faiths within our political system. The solution is not hatred, but rather a willingness to accept differing viewpoints.

Let us eat lettuce at C-Club by Lexie smith

lhsmith@butler.edu | opinion editor

“Definitely got food poisoning from C-Club” read a text message from my roommate around 9 p.m. last Tuesday. She continued to tell me about how sick she had become after eating a Buffalo chicken sandwich with lettuce. At first I was skeptical. Anything can make you ill. Maybe the stomach flu was going around. As I brought this up to her, she shot down my claims. “There’s no way,” she protested. “My friend and I ate the same thing, except he got his sandwich without lettuce and he was fine.” Later that night, I learned that my suitemate had gotten just as ill from a wrap with lettuce the previous weekend. She told me about how she was sick within 15-30 minutes of consuming the tainted wrap. While it is tough to say for sure that what ailed my roommate and suitemate was food poisoning, and it is even tougher to prove that the lettuce at C-Club was responsible, one can never be too sure. But, being a woman of high suspicion, I vowed not to consume any lettuce from C-Club. I don’t have time to become ill from botched Romaine. Am I telling all of you to swear off C-Club? Absolutely not. I still eat at C-Club regularly, but I don’t like to worry that perhaps the lettuce could make me ill. So I decided to investigate. Exactly what does C-Club do to prevent food bourne illnesses? “Health and Safety Standard Procedures are what we use to clean fresh food,” sophomore CClub employee Tracy Wiesbrook said. According to the Indiana State Department of Health’s Web site, there are three main causes of food poisoning. One of these types, Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, is “a bacterium that lives in the intestines of most healthy warmblooded animals, including humans. There are hundreds of strains of E. coli, and most are harmless.” However, there are strains that are capable of making individuals incredibly ill, such as O157.

If produce is not washed thoroughly by C-Club employees before being served, it can cause an E. coli infection with symptoms much like thoe experienced by my roommate early last week. I would assume that C-Club washes its produce; if not, it would have been shut down by the Health Department. According to Wiesbrook, all the food is washed thoroughly. “Basically, just like any other food service, we wash any fresh food,” Wiesbrook said. Although C-Club is viewed as safe and clean, there could have been one individual who happened to have grabbed freshly washed produce without putting on gloves, or without changing the gloves they had worn while working with other foods. According to the Indiana State Department of Health “The most common sources of E. coli outbreaks are inadequately cooked hamburgers, produce—such as melons, lettuce, spinach and coleslaw—and unpasteurized dairy milk. Persons who work in certain occupations, such as food handlers, day care providers and health care providers, have a greater risk of transmitting infection to others.”

This makes it easier for students and C-Club workers alike to be more susceptible to E. coli infection. There should be a constant watch over the food preparation methods in C-Club. Gloves should be changed consistently when handling different types of foods and all tools and cutting boards used to prepare these foods should be washed thoroughly as well. If these methods are implemented consistently, it would greatly reduce the risk of illness for students who eat at C-Club. “We have rigorous training and quality assurance processes to ensure we meet very high standards,” Stacey Puck, head of Dining Services said. C-Club constantly meets the highest health standards as demanded by the state of Indiana. “Serving safe, nutritious and quality food is our top priority,” Puck said. Was my roommate’s Buffalo chicken sandwich ruined by the lettuce she consumed which could have been touched by bare hands? It is entirely possible. It is also possible that she became ill from eating something else. We should all rest easy knowing that C-Club’s food production standards are the highest they can be, and we can continue to eat their meals.

produce problems: Lettuce available at C-Club and salad bars, like the one above, need to be washed thoroughly to prevent bacteria from forming and causing E. coli infections in the people who eat it. (Photo courtesy of MCT)


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What to do with ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ BY SAM HYER

shyer@butler.edu | asst. opinion editor

DATED POLICY: The “dont ask, don’t tell” policy has been in place since 1992. While it should be repealed, there is a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. This past attempt was a wrong way. (Photo courtesy MCT)

A little over a month ago, a filibuster by Sen. John McCain effectively blocked a defense bill that contained an amendment which would have repealed the infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Personally, I am opposed to “don’t ask, don’t tell”. I feel that anyone willing to serve and protect his or her country should be given the right to do so. I have the utmost respect for anyone who is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country, regardless of sexual orientation. The “Murphy Amendment,” which contained the clause that would have repealed the policy, was attached to the Defense Authorization bill that failed in a vote of 56-43 last month. Many gay and lesbian activists were optimistic about the passage of this bill and the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. As the bill failed, many individuals became concerned that it would be quite some time before this debate was brought up for a vote again. However, just last week the Obama White House made clear that the repeal of this dated policy is a priority of the administration. According to advocate.

com, sources from within the White House speaking anonymously, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messima held a private meeting with parties interested in a legislative appeal of the policy. One could assume that the Obama White House and Congressional Democrats are planning a repeal of the policy in the upcoming session when members return from the elections. The issue of gays serving in the military has been an issue for generations, but “don’t ask, don’t tell” was created in 1992. During his Presidential campaign, Clinton vowed to lift the ban on gays in the military. However, the initial attempt failed and Congress passed a law that stated gays had every right to serve as long as they did not reveal their orientation. This brings us to the debate that we have today. There is a right way and a wrong way to go about the repeal. This past attempt was the wrong way. First, the defense bill that the Murphy Amendment was attached to also had another amendment: the DREAM Act. This amendment, authored by Sen. Harry Reid, sought to give individuals who entered the United States before reaching the age of 16 and have lived here for five years a

path to citizenship. Obviously, an immigration amendment has no place on a defense bill. Secondly, no drastic measures should be made on the policy until the Department of Defense can conduct a thorough assessment of what repealing the policy would do. In late April of this year, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton. In the letter, Gates and Mullen said that an immediate passage and removal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” would “send a very damaging message to our men and women in uniform that in essence their views, concerns and perspectives do not matter.” This is a very valid point and, as we speak, the Department of Defense is compiling the input of thousands of service members to place in an official report to be presented to President Obama Dec. 1. If “don’t ask, don’t tell” is repealed overnight, its effects on the military could be deadly, as Gates and Mullen pointed out. That’s why I feel no decisions should be made until their final report is published. I hope to see this policy changed at some point in my lifetime. However, it should be done consciously, smoothly and effectively.

Our Digital Selves How Facebook blurs the line between our real, digitial selves BY BRIAN GROSS

bgross@butler.edu | asst. opinion editor

In less than a decade, there will be an entire generation of people who have never lived without Facebook. If that does not terrify you, it should. Facebook users in our generation, which is nearly all of us, are increasingly using the Web site not as a networking tool, but as a means to recreate ourselves. Consider what your friends publish on their profile, their statuses, through their picture and even in their listed ‘likes’ and interests. If you know them in the real world, are those things indicative of who they actually are or how they want to be perceived? If we are pictured drunk at a party, we appear more popular and social. If we list Neil Gaiman’s work under our favorite books, we appear cultured and well-read. If we announce we’re in a relationship people will talk about us and, for that little bit of time, we are the center of attention. Are any of these actually indicative of who we are?

To some extent they are, but in an age when people can control their own image with an upload or a deletion, who we actually are is becoming less and less important. In the real world, we assume we know other people based on a few observations. We fancy ourselves to be very keen about picking up characteristics. If someone gives a weak handshake, we think them timid. If they trip, we suppose that they are clumsy. Whether or not these are valid, we take these perceptions, extrapolate them out for the entirety of their personality, and assume we have a good understanding of the person. With the ability to control how we are perceived virtually, to present exactly the clues we want, we take on a role, hoping that people perceive us the way we want. On Facebook, we are simply playing our favorite character, and are proud of ourselves for being as confident, popular and interesting as we wish we were in real life. The problem arises from the dissonance between our two selves. Another way of saying “playing a role” is “living a lie.” While it might only be a white lie, it reveals how insecure total candidness makes us.

By putting our lives on Facebook, we leave ourselves completely vulnerable to the judgments of others. And so the cycle is self-perpetuating: we look at others’ profiles, we judge them, and we hope that people don’t judge us as harshly. So we pick our profile picture carefully, our wording on posts carefully and our friends carefully, then watch as the rest of the world’s view of us is slightly altered.

Whereas the Internet initially offered total anonymity, now the opposite is true. We use our Facebook identities to control the rest of the world’s perception. Facebook has become another place where we must constantly be in character because of the innate fear of revealing too much about who we really are. So at the end of the day, who are we?

Are we actually Shakespeare fans, or did we just put up lines from A Midsummer Night’s Dream that we thought sounded cool? Are we the compilation of all the pictures in which we are tagged? Is there more to our lives than what we report in our statuses? While that might seem hyperbolic, the problem is that we aren’t exactly sure where our digital selves end and our real selves begin.

We look at others’ profiles, we judge them, and we hope we’re not judged as harshly.

OUR FACEBOOK ADDICTION; Rosie Chapman of Orlando, Fla., diligently works on her Facebook page. How old will we be when we discontinue udating our statuses, profiles and writing on our friends walls? When will the cyber addiction end?(Photo courtesy MCT)

PawPrints BY: CAROLINE JOHNSON

Why do you think it is important for college students to vote?

“As the future leaders of our society we must be involved with decision making early.”

“It is important for every age group’s voice to be represented.”

“Because young people need to have a say in who will rule them.”

“Because every citizen young or old has the responsibility to help choose our nation’s leaders.”

Jeff George sophomore

Paige Newman sophomore

Zach Tyrcha junior

Adam Bonner senior


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John Legend opens diversity lectures R&B artist delivers message on education, big set list by Daniel domsic

ddomsic@butler.edu | a&e editor

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ohn Legend came to Clowes Memorial Hall on Oct. 29 to help everyone “wake up” and open their eyes to the issue of American education. “I don’t think this is a leftright issue,” Legend said of the politics surrounding American education. He opened this year’s Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series with a speech and panel entitled “Saving American Education: A Message and Music from John Legend.” Legend said he believes education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. “We still live in a country where opportunities are unequal, and unfortunately here in America, a lot of it is perpetuated and institution-

alized in our classrooms,” he said. Before Legend sat down at the piano, he was awarded with a key to the city of Indianapolis and the Presidential Medal of Distinction from Butler University President Bobby Fong. The performance and speech had four main parts: a distinguished address from Legend, a panel consisting of several Indianapolis educational authorities, a question-and-answer portion and a performance of eight songs from Legend’s long list of tracks, some of which appear in his new album “Wake Up!” that features The Roots. “Wake Up!” features mostly cover songs from artists popular in the 60s and 70s, a time in when civil unrest was commonplace. Legend said he and The Roots

meant to “inspire people with ‘Wake Up!’” and get inspired themselves. The eight-person panel included Ena Shelley, dean of the College of Education, Eugene White, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, Karega Rausch, director of the Office of Education Innovation, Arhur Hochman, professor of education and Brandon Cosby, principal of Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy. The panel debated about the role of parents and teachers in a child’s education, as well as holding students individually accountable for the work they do, or don’t do. The floor seats in Clowes were only at about half-capacity. Tickets for the event cost

wake up: Grammy winning R&B artist John Legend played a selection of songs, old and new, from his repertoire after an address, a panel discussion and an audience question-and-answer session. (Photo by Rachel Senn)

$25, $50 and $100 before the Butler student and faculty discount. Fong said the ticket prices for the normally-free lectures were meant to be a fundraiser to supplement the funds provided by various corporations. The moment so many were waiting for was upon Clowes as Legend adjusted his microphone at the piano. Delving into his early music, Legend warmed the crowd with a soulful solo performance. He saved the hit “Ordinary People” from his first album, “Get Lifted,” for mid-set, choosing to sing “Save Room” and “Good Morning” early on. Legend brought the audience in to help sing one of his first singles, “Used to Love U.” Occasionally, he would look up from the mic and speak to the audience. He said he was only asked to sing about three or four songs, but he could never just sing three or four. Legend said in a press conference that he did not have a set list, because when he is on his own, no one else needs to prepare. Legend took a shot at a couple of songs from “Wake Up!” “Wake Up Everybody” a song about paying attention to societal issues, was more than appropriate, given the nature of the discussion. Towards the end of the performance, Legend sang his original song “Shine,” which he wrote specifically for the documentary “Waiting for Superman.” It’s a film that investigates the problems with the education system in America today. “We all have a stake in the way this country is ran,” Legend said.

city key: Legend accepted a key to Indianapolis from Karega Rausch, the director of the Office of Education Innovation. (Photo by Rachel Senn)

Election Week 1. Wake Up Everybody — John Legend and The Roots 2. Levi Johnston’s Blues — Ben Folds 3. Uprising — Muse 4. I Was A Teenage Anarchist — Against Me! 5. For What It’s Worth — Buffalo Springfield 6. Everybody Wants To Rule The World — Tears for Fears 7. They Don’t Care About Us — Michael Jackson 8. Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) — Pink Floyd 9. Revolution — The Beatles 10. Changes — Tupac Shakur

Hollywood composer featured with BSO Christopher Young guides Butler musicians for Halloween concert by megan schipp

mschipp@butler.edu | asst. a&e editor

Golden Globe nominee Christopher Young scored big with the Butler Symphony Orchestra and fans during a Halloween performance at Clowes Memorial Hall Sunday. Known most often for his terrifying compositions, Young’s music can be found in the major motion pictures of “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “The Grudge” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge.” He has received two Golden Globe nominations for his music in “Last Flight Out” and “Norma Jean and Marilyn.” Sunday’s performance was conducted by the BSO Music Director Richard Auldon Clark. Young’s Hollywood titles might seem intimidating to an amateur performer, but junior Catherine Holvey, a cellist for the orchestra, said Young was nothing like she expected such an accomplished composer to be. “Practicing with Christopher Young was amazing,” Holvey said. “He had such good ideas and knew exactly what he wanted the piece to sound like. “He was interested in all of us as musicians and kept thanking us for performing his music.

“He was so humble, one of the nicest people I have ever met.” BSO students played Young’s famous pieces from the movies “Hellraiser,” “Spider-Man 3” and “Drag Me to Hell.” Sophomore string bassist Eli Uttal-Veroff said, “Mr. Young was extremely energetic and charismatic. “He brought a lot of positivity and excitement to the music.” While Young is known for his intricate works of music, members like Holvey said learning to play it wasn’t actually as hard as it might seem. “It was not difficult,” Holvey said. “Of course there were some tricky passages, but if you, as a musician, practiced them enough, you were fine for the most part. “It was just so cool playing movie scores.” Holvey, along with other BSO members, got to spend a lot of time practicing with Young. “[Young] never criticized,” she said. “He would compliment what we just did and then slip something in to make it better. “He was so enthusiastic that you, as a musician, were excited to play his music.” Uttal-Veroff said working with Young was a different

experience than practicing with Butler professors, because they had to control “technical issues,” while Young was able “to focus on the finer points” of the music. During the program, other famous composers were also recognized. Instrumentalists on stage shook the room as they played gripping musical compositions from Bernard Herrmann’s musical masterpiece, “Psycho.” Uttal-Veroff said playing the music from “Psycho” was his favorite part. “The music is incredible and really paints the a picture of the movie,” he said. Audience members even got to witness the premier of “Vox Humana” by Butler University’s own composerin-residence Michael Schelle. Schelle is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. Completing the Halloween theme were students dressed as some of horror films’ most recognizable murderers hidden within the crowd. They would emerge from the audience during Young’s terrorizing songs, acting out their respected famous parts of the horror film. At one point, the multiple personalities of Norman Bates’ character from the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Psycho” ran the aisles of Clowes

hollywood composer: Composer Christopher Young has written music for scores of various films, including a large number of horror films, including “Hellraiser” and “Drag me to Hell.” (Photo courtesy of Christopher Young) Hall just before disappearing with his knife into the back room. BSO performers also took part in the Halloween theme, playing their scores while dressed in outfits from witches to Waldo.

Haunting story lines were read between applause to prepare the audience for the next musical composition. Although few took part in the Halloween festivities, audience members were also invited to dress up to add to

the experience. BSO is made up of over 75 instrumentalists. The group will perform “Earth” this Saturday at Clowes Memorial Hall as a continuation of their “Images” theme.


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Stewart brings sanity, comedy to capital by Brian Wanbaugh

bwanbaug@butler.edu | asst. a&e editor

When it was certain that President Barack Obama would be the first sitting president to appear on “The Daily Show,” a perfect storm was brewing for Jon Stewart. Not only would Stewart be interviewing the leader of the free world, but it was perfect publicity for his “Rally to Restore Sanity”, held in Washington, D.C., Saturday. His interview with President Obama took place on Oct 27 and, unlike Stewart’s previous interviews with high ranking politicians—John Kerry in 2004—no softballs were offered up to the President. “You ran with such, if I may, au-

dacity, yet legislatively it has felt timid at times,” Stewart said, speaking on the President’s term in office so far. “Jon, I love your show, but this is something where I have a profound disagreement with you,” Obama said. This was the most tense moment in the interview, but Stewart kept it lighthearted after this. He kept the interview rolling and, at one point, even referred to the President as “dude.” The interview went off without a hitch, showing Stewart’s diligence is paying off and garnering him respect from many people and news networks for his fake news show. He wasn’t named 2009’s “most

making a statement: Many of Saturday’s rally attendees made comical signs that ranged from politically charged to completely random. (Photos courtesy of Jennifer Boyer)

trusted man in America” by Time magazine’s online readership for nothing. The Wednesday interview was just a drop in the bucket for Stewart, though. His, along with Stephen Colbert’s, “Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Keep Fear Alive” held on the National Mall was the spectacle of the weekend. An estimated 215,000 people showed up, giving the sense that most Americans still believe in politics but are upset by the way it is being administered. Butler students who attended the rally had different expectations on what they were about to witness. Butler senior Christy Hazuka was expecting more of a comedy show than a political one. “I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I don’t really watch ‘The Daily Show’ and the ‘Colbert Report’ as much as other people probably do,” Hazuka said. “I don’t think the audience really expected a political rally and I thought it was more of a comedic event.” In reality it was a combination of both. Although the musical acts, which included Yusuf Islam, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Tweedy, John Legend, The Roots, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, made it look like an all-star concert, some expected a political rally. In senior Reid Dvorak’s opinion, they got one. “The highlight of the show was the keynote speech by Stewart at the end of the rally,” Dvorak said.

Mr. Stewart goes to washington : Jon Stewart’s “Rally for Sanity” produced entertaining moments which were capped by a speech from Stewart. (Photo from MCT) “Even if there wasn’t music, celebs or even [Stephen] Colbert, the rally was still good.” Stewart capped the rally with a 12-minute speech about his opinion on what is wrong with the country and how it could be fixed. “We hear every damn day about how fragile our country is: on the brink of catastrophe, torn by polarizing hate and how its a shame how we can’t work together to get things done,” Stewart said. “But the truth is, we do. We work together to get things done every damn day.” Stewart’s message on how the media is partly responsible for the country’s political situation was well received by those in attendance, including Dvorak and those around him. “His speech was simple but it

was damn good,” Dvorak said. “He really delivered it well.” So whether the occasionon Saturday was a comedic event or a political rally, something all in attendance could agree on were that the rally signs people brought were genuinely funny and entertaining. Junior Lauren Jones saw the rally signs as having great entertainment value. “There were a lot of different people and groups in attendance who had some good signs,” she said. So whether you agree with Stewart’s political views or not, the rally showed that overall, America must keep a sense of humor and try to maintain its sanity. Stewart is doing his best to maintain both for us.

Film’s prediction for future has its hits, misses, 25 years later by Brian Wanbaugh

bwanbaug@butler.edu | asst. a&e editor

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” This line, from 1985’s “Back to the Future,” is uttered by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) to Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) moments before they take off in Doc’s Delorean time machine into the future. Thirty years into the future to 2015 to be exact. In “Back to the Future II,” Marty marvels at the wonders of the future like a tourist might when arriving in Times Square. He is in complete shock at how everything is different and in awe of how civilization has advanced. With the films being re-released on DVD and Blu-ray for the 25th anniversary of the first film last week, it is a good time to compare and contrast what has really happened versus the predicted future. The future scenes take place in 2015, but 2010 is close enough. Like any film dealing with the future, “Back to the Future” shows the world as an extraordinary place where technology has made life incredibly easy. The filmmakers were close on some aspects, but on others they were way off. In the “Back to the Future II” version of 2015, mankind still has cars that drive, but these cars now can simply take to flight with one push of a button. Maybe Ford and GM should produce a car that can literally fly past traffic to boost their sales. In the future, fashion looks like the 80s with even more vibrant colors and extravagant patterns. One thing that is worth noting are the power self- lacing Nike’s that Marty wears. Nike has recently patented the power-self lacing idea, making the Nike McFly’s a definite possibility for the real future. One thing the filmmakers got spot on was

the movie industry moving into 3D territory. “Jaws 19—3D” is playing in theaters in the movie version of 2015, which is very similar to certain movie franchises nowadays that are made in 3D and are extremely played out —Saw 3D for example. Video games have changed greatly in the fake future as well. They are still played with controllers but have begun to take different and crazy shapes. In the film, Marty goes to the Café 80s and sees an old arcade game that two kids are playing with. The kids cannot believe you have to use your hands to play, proclaiming it to be “a baby’s game.” They run off to play some futuristic game, presumably. Today, motion sensored games such as the Nintendo Wii and the Playstation Move, are the norm and make Marty’s preferred arcade games outdated. Something the world needs now is the hoverboard. Hoverboards are just like skateboards, but hover instead of roll. The only problem is that they do not work over water, unless you have “power,” which, unfortunately for Marty, the Mattel version did not. But perhaps the greatest prediction of the film is that the Chicago Cubs finally win another World Series in 2015. For suffering Cubs fans, myself included, it is good to know that the Cubs may win one after all, barring any natural disasters. These predictions for the future are just some of the things that make “Back to the Future II” and the rest of the trilogy enjoyable. If you have not seen these films, check them out. They are a pop culture necessity. But remember, when 2015 comes, make sure you are wearing your Nike McFly’s, driving/flying your brand new Ford and going to see a 3D movie, just like Marty would.

The Best Of

ndy These local spots in Indy have A&E’s stamp of approval—a new place featured each week!

Details: Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinema & Indie Lounge Distance from Butler: 20-minute drive. Specials: Features art and independent films normally not shown in large theaters Why We Love This Place: The Landmark Keystone Theater is an intimate theater located in the Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing. This theater is perfect for the upcoming awards season as they show the films that are up for the major awards every year. For those 21+, you can visit the Indie Lounge for drinks before or after the showings as well. You can actually take the drinks in too! Tickets are $9.50 for general shows and $7.50 for all shows before 6. Want us to feature your favorite Indy spot? Send submissions to ddomsic@butler.edu.

CRAZY LIKE ME : Keir Gilchrst (far left), Zach Galifinakas (center) and Emma Roberts (far right) star in “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” a drama/comedy about a suicidal teenager who finds love during a stay at a mental hospital. (Photo from MCT)

A funny, heartwarming story by Erin Drennan

edrennan@butler.edu | asst. photo editor

It starts on a trestle. A 16-year-old boy is walking across a trestle that hovers over a bustling New York City street. His parents show up and tell him how selfish he is for wanting to jump off and, a second later, he is falling into the water. The boy wakes up. “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is about a boy named Craig (Keir Gilchrist), who is unhappy with his life and admits himself into a psychiatric hospital because of his suicidal desires. The teen unit of the hospital is undergoing renovations and Craig, along with the other teen patients, are now admitted to the adult psychiatric wing. It is here that Craig meets Bobby (Zach Galifianakis). His role is far from typical, like his role in “The Hangover,” but still has his same moments of hilarity that will keep you laughing through each scene. Craig and Bobby form an odd friendship that helps Craig deal with his depression and shapes his rehabilitation. While the subject matter of suicidal teens is touchy and all too relevant today, in the film it is shown in the

least offensive, lighthearted way one could imagine. The story follows the plot line of ‘boy meets girl’ to a tee. Craig has always been in love with his best friend’s girl, but then meets Noelle (Emma Roberts), a fellow patient and self-cutting survivor. Noelle becomes Craig’s new love interest. She is witty and her character holds a strong emotional connection to Craig. There are many other characters that play strong roles throughout the movie and still offer up a laugh every now and then. Craig deals with some problems every teenager deals with today, but just does so differently. His father George, (Jim Gaffigan), and his mother Lynn, (Lauren Graham), don’t realize the pressure they are putting on their son, even after he is admitted to the hospital. With his dad pushing him to apply for a summer school program that would better his academic career, Craig doesn’t realize it is something he does not want to do. His time in the hospital assists Craig in discovering his true talents and, with much help from Noelle, his

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artistic abilities. After being admitted, Craig worries about what his peers at school will think when they find out and is scared they will make fun of him. His psychiatrist, Dr. Mihena (Viola Davis), proceeds to tell him that depression is a mental disease, which is what many people seem to forget. A story of truth, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” brings to light the serious issue of teen suicide and depression that many people choose to ignore. Not only is the movie clever, it fits its title. It is a funny story of a troubled teen finding out who he really is by spending five days in a psychiatric hospital. Adapted from Ned Vizzini’s novel of the same title, the movie closely follows the events and details in the book. The movie’s tagline, ‘Sometimes what’s in your head isn’t as crazy as what you think,’ is fitting and sums it up the well. “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is only showing in select theaters, including the Keystone Art Cinema. The movie will pull at your heartstrings and motivate you to do more with the life you were given.

Film Review

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” mixes humor with the serious issue of teen suicide and depression in a tasteful manner. Starring Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist, this film will make you laugh at some points and tug at your heartstrings at others. This is a perfect film to kick off the winter film season. 5 = perfect, 4 = outstanding, 3 = good, 2 = fair, 1 = poor


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Men’s basketball mops up Mocs Bulldogs open up offense in first exhibition

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LeBron James bombarded by hate mail by emily newell

enewell@butler.edu | managing editor

by lance rinker lrinker@butler.edu | sports staff writer

The Butler men’s basketball team officially began its 2010-11 season in front of nearly 5,500 fans at Hinkle Fieldhouse Oct. 30. The Bulldogs defeated Florida Southern 90-70 in its first of two exhibition games this season. Senior forward Matt Howard led all scorers with 19 points and hauled in seven rebounds as Butler knocked off the Moccasins. Florida Southern, nationally ranked fifth in Division II, offered a tough test in the first half. Despite being without senior Rion Rayfield, last season’s second leading scorer, the Mocs connected on seven of their first nine shots and led, 15-14, six minutes into the game. Howard immediately sparked a Bulldog run, though, scoring six straight points and putting Butler on top for good. “We played a team that actually had one of its better players out,” Butler head coach Brad Stevens said. “That is just a testament to how good of a team they are. They will have a great season.” Stevens started a lineup that included big men Howard and sophomore Andrew Smith, for which the undersized Mocs had no answer and struggled to guard. Collectively, Howard and Smith contributed 28 points and 11 rebounds. “Those two guys have done a great job so far and have played well together,” Stevens said. “In practice, it has consistently been one of our better lineups.” Howard, who often found himself in foul trouble last season, was only called for two personal fouls and played 23 minutes, second only to junior point guard Ronald Nored’s

coming at you: Junior Ronald Nored drives into the lane during Butler’s exhibition game versus Florida Southern. The Mocs were unable to contain him Saturday. (Photo by John Fetcho)

too strong: Senior Matt Howard scored 19 points versus FSC. (Photo by Rachel Senn)

27. “I was pretty nice to the refs in pregame,” Howard said jokingly when asked about not being called for many fouls. “I think it carried over.” During the 2010 NCAA tournament, the Bulldogs created a reputation for tenacious defense, leading to low-scoring games. But the different lineups and youth on the floor meant Butler struggled to cap Florida Southern’s scoring. Two of the Mocs, senior Brandon Jenkins and junior Andre Hawkins, scored 16 points, and senior Terry Jenkins scored 13. Although the Bulldogs forced 15

struggled and shot a combined onefor-10. “I believe in the law of averages,” Stevens said. “I think Fromm will be happy very soon. Those shots will start to fall.” Butler saw strong play from the guard position. Senior Shawn Vanzant’s athleticism supported Nored well in the back court and senior Zach Hahn brought offense from the bench, finishing three-for-three from behind the arc. The Bulldogs look to improve upon their opening performance when they host Hanover at Hinkle in their final exhibition game. The game begins at 7 p.m. Thursday.

turnovers, Nored was not pleased with Butler’s defensive performance. “Defensively, I think we have a lot to build on,” Nored said. “That is something we need to take personally. “Our defense leads to our offense. It starts on the defensive end.” Nored lived by those words during the game, collecting two steals, dishing five assists and scoring 14 points. Every Bulldog saw action in the game, including the squad’s three freshmen—Erik Fromm, Khyle Marshall and Chrishawn Hopkins. Hopkins was a perfect three-forthree from the field and finished with six points. Fromm and Marshall

Men’s soccer takes title with win at Titans by billy klimczak

bklimcza@butler.edu | sports staff writer

The Butler men’s soccer team proved its legitimacy as a top team in the nation with its two most recent victories. The wins allowed the team to jump up to sixth place in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. The Bulldogs (15-0-1, 7-0 HL) are now hoping to close out the regular season undefeated when they take on Cleveland State (8-9, 4-3 HL) at home Thursday. The team can still lay claim to being one of only two teams in the nation without a loss after another week of play. The Bulldogs started by taking down Big Ten champion and then-No. 25 Indiana University at Bill Armstrong Stadium Oct. 27. “It was great,” head coach Kelly Findley said of his team’s win. “I think a lot of people were saying that we haven’t played a really difficult schedule, and I think we answered all of the nay-sayers by taking care of business when we needed to.” Indiana has since fallen out of the top 25. With the win against the Hoosiers (9-5-2, 4-0-1 Big Ten), Butler headed to Detroit with a chance to clinch the conference regular season title. Butler went straight to work against the Titans (7-7-2, 4-3 HL), with a goal in the 11th minute from junior defender Matt Hedges. The scoring opportunity arose from a foul restart, when senior midfielder Ben Sippola guided the ball through traffic to Hedges, who scored it,

creating a 1-0 lead. Detroit’s defense did not make things easy on itself, regardless of how well Butler played. The Titans committed 22 fouls during the game, including two yellow cards, which allowed Butler’s set-piece expertise to lead to goals. The goal was Hedges’ fifth of the season, matching his total from the 2009 season. The Bulldogs continued to apply pressure and, in the 42nd minute of play, senior midfielder Kyle Pateros dribbled to the right side of the goal and found freshman forward Adekunle Oluyedun. Oluyedun sent the shot into the back of the net, tallying what was also his fifth goal of the season. But the strong offensive play wasn’t the only highlight for the Bulldogs. Detroit managed just one shot on goal throughout the entire game, leading to the Bulldogs’ eighth shutout of the season. It was also the 15th shutout of senior goalkeeper Fabian Knopfler’s career. “Obviously, to remain undefeated in our league was huge,” Hedges said after Saturday’s win. “Detroit is a tough place to play, so to get a shutout and the results that we did just makes this week a little more enjoyable. “Now we just have to take care of Cleveland State.” As the regular season comes to a close for the Bulldogs, their consistency in training and preparation has been the key to their success. “To be fair, we make sure we are in good shape all of the time,” Findley said. “I think it’s a byproduct of our quality defending and doing a

good job of capitalizing on our opportunities.” With Friday’s final regular season game against Cleveland State quickly approaching and the Horizon League tournament opening the following Tuesday, Findley said he still continues to have his team focus on one game at a time. “Not really, at this point,” he said about having any plans for the upcoming tournament. “We don’t know who our opponent is yet, but, like I’ve said before, it’s most important for us to make sure we do what we do best.”

As a Cleveland fan, I’ll admit I was ecstatic to see the Miami Heat lose to the Boston Celtics in their first game of the 2010-11 National Basketball Association season. But as much as I enjoyed seeing the Heat struggle, I’m appalled by the recent string of hate directed at recent Heat acquisition LeBron James. I was devastated when James announced on live television that he would be “taking his talents to South Beach.” I felt betrayed after watching James promote his choice of teams in ESPN’s onehour special, “The Decision,” and witnessing the media circus that ensued. But that does not excuse hateful and threatening messages. James, via his Twitter account @KingJames, renamed Oct. 19 “Hater Day,” and he began retweeting hateful—and at points downright racist—tweets directed at his account. _______see overtime page 11

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Bulldogs at home this week

Wednesday None

Thursday

Men’s Basketball vs. Hanover 7 p.m.

Friday Men’s Soccer vs. Cleveland State 10 a.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Detroit 3:30 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Green Bay 7 p.m.

Saturday

Football vs. Jacksonville 12 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Milwaukee 4 p.m.

Sunday Women’s Basketball vs. Hillsdale 2 p.m. (Exhibition)

Monday None

new addition: Freshman Adekunle Oluyedun has given Butler a burst of speed in his first season. (Photo by Steven Peek)

Tuesday None

Cross country adds both teams to list of Butler fall championships by colin likas

clikas@butler.edu | asst. sports editor

true grit: Ross Clarke runs at Notre Dame. (Photo by John Fetcho)

No matter what has happened during the several seasons prior to this one, the men’s and women’s cross country teams have always been able to look forward to the Horizon League Championship meet, and with good reason—both squads almost always win the contest. This year was no different for the Bulldogs. The men

picked up their 13th consecutive Horizon League Championship, while the women collected their 8th team championship in the last nine years. The men placed seven runners in the top 10 overall in the victory. Senior Kris Gauson edged out freshman teammate Ross Clarke to win the individual championship. Gauson completed the eight kilometer race in 24:20,

while Clarke finished with a time of 24:23. The other Bulldogs in the top 10 were freshman Callum Hawkins (fifth), senior Tom Boardman (sixth), senior Madison Roeder (eighth), senior Justin Roeder (ninth) and junior Matt Proctor (10th). The men outscored their closest competitor, Loyola, 69-22. “It was a big step forward for the team,” Clarke said.

“Hopefully we can carry the momentum from this into Regionals.” Although Clarke was unable to win the race, he left the event with some noteworthy honors. The native of England was named the men’s Newcomer of the Year following the meet. He was also one of four Bulldogs to be named Firstsee XC on page 11

top dog: Kirsty Legg runs at Notre Dame. (Photo by John Fetcho)


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Volleyball extends win streak to eight matches Butler swept through their competition in the Windy City this weekend, defeating Chicago State, 3-0, and UIC, 3-1, to run their winning streak to eight matches. The win over the Flames (12-14, 7-7 HL) keeps the Bulldogs (17-7, 11-1 HL) in a tie for first place in the Horizon League with the UW-Milwaukee Panthers, who they will face this week, along with Green Bay. Head coach Sharon Clark said she believes there are two important factors that separate this year’s squad from Butler teams of previous years. “Number one, this is the first year that we’ve been healthy,” Clark said. “Second, this team is mentally tougher than previous teams.” Another thing separating this year’s Bulldogs from past squads has been their dominating defense. Butler held the Cougars (0-28) to a .081 hitting percentage during their 3-0 sweep. The team also collected 11 team blocks and 61 team digs against UIC. The Bulldogs have prided themselves on their defense all year, and it has continued to pay off in Horizon League play. “Defense is a key part of our game,” senior Maureen Bamiro said. “Volleyball is the epitome of a team sport. “We go out there believing that every ball is playable and that we can dig any ball.” The Bulldogs have also been able to turn their defensive

stops into offensive attacks. Butler hit .425 as a team against Chicago State and racked up 61 team kills against UIC. Senior Jessica Wolfe led the team in kills on both nights with 15 against the Cougars 22 versus the Flames. “Jessie was unbelievable in the match against UIC,” Clark said. “All year she’s been stepping up as a captain and senior leader.” Butler started off its match against Chicago State nearly perfect, winning game one, 25-11, while hitting .519 as a team and committing no errors. The Bulldogs continued to roll through the Cougars, winning games two and three by 11 and 13 point margins, respectively, and sweeping the match, 3-0. Saturday, Butler headed back into conference play with their final road match of the regular season at UIC. The match marked the first time UIC had played on their home court at the Flames Athletic Center since it was flooded earlier this year. UIC started the match with intensity and managed to win the first game, 25-20. But after the Bulldogs settled down in game two, they began to control the match. They won the second game, 25-23, but the Bulldogs dropped the first point of the third game. However, after one of Wolfe’s kills tied the game, Butler would not be behind for the rest of the match. The Bulldogs won the third and fourth games, 25-21, and won the match, 3-1.

“UIC was very tough,” Bamiro said. “The toughest games always come from the teams that you least expect them to. “We just have to stay focused, take it one game at a time and play together as a team.” Clark reiterated that the team focused on one game at a time, even though some of the season’s toughest tests are coming in the next two weeks—when UW-Milwaukee and Cleveland State come to Hinkle Fieldhouse. “We’re always preparing for all of the games,” Clark said. “The team focus is on the game at hand and we’ve done a good job on that so far.” The next opponent for the Bulldogs will be Green Bay, who comes to Hinkle Friday at 7 p.m. Butler will play at home again Saturday at 4 p.m. against Milwaukee in a match that will likely determine the Horizon League regular season champion. If the Bulldogs do secure the regular season title, they will host the six-team league tournament. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Securing home-court advantage is important for the Bulldogs, who have lost only one match and no conference games at home since 2008. “I can’t even express how important [home-court advantage] is,” Bamiro said. “Our fans have been with us since day one. “To have the privilege to play here and defend our homecourt would be great.”

ready to go: Freshman outside hitter Tade Atanda prepares to serve in a match against Chicago State on Thursday. (Photo by John Fetcho)

team effort: Freshmen Maggie Harbison and Maureen Nesbit both look to get a hand on the ball against UIC. (Photo by John Fetcho)

rise up: Senior outside hitter Jessica Wolfe goes for one of her teamleading 22 kills in a match against UIC on Friday. (Photo by John Fetcho)

by matt lawder

mlawder@butler.edu | sports staff writer

Football bounces back, blanks Valparaiso by matt lawder

mlawder@butler.edu | sports staff writer

The Bulldogs bounced back from their one-point loss to Morehead State last weekend by recording the first shutout of an opponent for Butler football in 12 years. In addition to holding Valparaiso scoreless for 60 minutes, the Bulldogs (4-5, 2-4 PFL) put up 48 points against the Crusaders (0-9, 0-6 PFL). The Bulldogs face a tough challenge Saturday when they host league-leading Jacksonville, who put up 86 points on Valparaiso earlier this season. Head coach Jeff Voris said he didn’t let the Bulldogs dwell on homecoming weekend’s close loss. “It all goes back to the approach we’ve taken all season,” Voris said. “Homecoming was a hard pill to swallow, but if you don’t move on, you can’t get anywhere. “We have 11 one-game seasons.” Gaining 483 yards of total offense against

Valparaiso, Butler distributed the ball evenly, picking up 270 rushing yards and passing for 221. Junior Andrew Huck, the Butler quarterback for a majority of the snaps, went 12-of15 on the day, throwing for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Huck’s favorite receiver of the day was junior Zach Watkins, who had eight receptions for 92 yards. Huck also hooked up with six other receivers throughout the game. “The chemistry among everyone is good,” Watkins said. “We’re all out there trying to get each other open.” Some of the Bulldogs’ biggest plays, however, came on the ground. Butler had three different players rush for touchdowns, and two of those touchdown runs were for more than 30 yards. Senior Scott Gray rattled off a 34-yard run on a fourth-and-one late in the second quarter and Trae Heeter ran 64 yards for the last of Butler’s six touchdowns.

Senior Matt Kobli picked up the other Butler rushing touchdown on a three-yard rush with 3:27 remaining in the second quarter. Butler had seven different players rush for positive yardage, with Gray leading the way. He carried the ball nine times for 87 yards. Voris likes spreading the ball around the whole team. “We’ve got a good group of offensive guys with a unique skill level,” Voris said. “The more we can get them into a position to make plays, the more comfortable they’ll be in those roles.” After junior David Lang kicked a 41-yard field goal into the wind, the defense picked up a score for the Bulldogs. Senior defensive tackle Tyler Skaggs recovered a fumble with 4:36 left in the first quarter and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown. The score put the Bulldogs up 10-0. In the second quarter, Lang kicked another field goal and the Bulldogs scored three more touchdowns, including one on a 73-

yard touchdown pass from Huck to senior Eddie McHale. Up 34-0 at halftime, Butler cruised through the second half, tacking on another two touchdowns. The defense kept the Crusaders off the board in all four quarters by forcing three fumbles and seven three-and-outs. Valparaiso averaged only 2.8 yards per carry on the ground and were held to 80 total yards through the air. Sophomore Jordan Ridley led the Bulldogs’ defense with eight tackles. “The defense was just dominating,” Watkins said. “We came close to a shutout earlier in the year, but this shows how we can just ground it out.” This Saturday, Butler will welcome Jacksonville (8-1, 6-0 PFL) into the Butler Bowl for the final home game of the season. Jacksonville recently became 25th in the national rankings for the Football Championship Subdivision Poll this week.


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overtime: ’HATE TWEETS’ AT LeBRON UNACCEPTABLE continued from page 9 “Today is Hater Day,” he wrote. “Everyone please let them get their 2 mins of fame and light! I Love You Haters. Continue to make me proud of u guys! LOL.” One read “U r a big nosed big lipped bug eyed [racial slur]. Ur greedy, u try to hide ur ghettoness.” Another praised James’ talent but then said, “too bad you’re a fraud.” A third read “no one wants to hear u speak. Why dont u speak by laying ur head under a moving car.” When I saw Cleveland fans burning James jerseys and paraphernalia in the streets of the city, I never imagined it would evolve into direct hate towards James. He answered the criticism in an Oct. 21 article on espn.com. “I just want you guys to see it also,” James said. “To see what type of words that are said toward me and towards us as professional athletes. “Everybody thinks it is a bed of roses and it’s not.” After retweeting the racist tweet, James drew media attention about the barrage of hate tweets with articles and blogs coming from USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Miami Herald, among others. “Hater Day” has come and gone but a new Nike commercial featuring the

superstar or supervillain?: LeBron James has been the subject of much discussion since leaving Cleveland for Miami in July. (Photo from MCT) NBA star has caused a new commotion. In the commercial, James asks the viewer “What should I do?” The video montage shows James in various situations asking, among other things, “Should I accept my role as a villain?” and “Should I be what you want me to be?” The commercial spawned more hateful tweets, with one sent to James saying, “to answer ur question from your commercial, you should go kill yourself.” It also drew criticism from the media. Jerry Greene wrote in an Oct. 31 article on espn. com, “Doesn’t LeBron James seem a little, you know, desperate?” Syndicated radio host Jim Rome said, “You’ve probably seen LeBron James’ new,

‘What should I do?’ Nike spot. You probably liked it and bought it. I don’t. “And to answer the question, what should you do: you should have just apologized for the decision and for jamming Cleveland as hard as you did. “It would have saved you a ton of abuse and Nike a lot of time and money producing and running this spot. “Then again, in order to apologize, usually, you have to be sorry and you’re not, or you wouldn’t have told Cleveland, just last week, that they need to just get over it.” There’s no doubt in my eyes that James has acted selfishly and immaturely since July when he made his decision, but I’m sick and tired of hearing about it. You can dislike an athlete, or even hate them, but that does not mean you can send hateful messages to them. I may not like James anymore, but I hate that people can treat an athlete they’ve never met the way some people have treated him.

cross country: teams grab both hl championships continued from page 9 Team All-Horizon League, joining Gauson, Hawkins and Boardman. The Roeder brothers and Proctor were named Second-Team All-Horizon League. “I was more impressed that I came in second and ran a personal record for eight kilometers,” Clarke said. “The Newcomer of the Year Award was a nice honor, but I felt relieved running a good time. “I had an injury that affected my confidence, but I woke up towards the end of the race.” The women’s team made up more than half of the top 10 runners overall in their race. Sophomore Kirsty Legg continued her strong season with an individual victory.

Her time of 17:17 was two seconds ahead of sophomore teammate Katie Clark, who finished runner-up in the Horizon League Championship meet for the second year in a row. The other four Bulldogs that placed in the top ten of the women’s race were junior Lauren Haberkorn (fourth), senior Marbeth Shiell (fifth), sophomore Lauren McKillop (sixth) and sophomore Kaitlyn Love (eighth). “I was very happy that I won the race, and overall the team was very happy,” Legg said. “We were aiming to win, and we were glad we won for the second consecutive year.” The women also had some runners honored after the races. Legg, Clark, Haberkorn,

Shiell and McKillop were named First-Team All-Horizon Leauge, while Love and senior Rosie Edwards, who finished 14th in the race, were named Second Team. In addition to the multiple honors that the athletes received, head coach Matt Roe was named the Coach of the Year for both the men and women. The wins should give both teams some momentum heading into the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet. The meet will be held in Rochester, Mich., on Nov. 13. The men finished fifth out of 30 teams in the meet last season, while the women placed 10th of 32 teams. The men placed three runners in the top 16 runners last season, but were still unable to get Butler to the NCAA Championships.

Bulldogs struggle in Louisville by billy klimczak

bklimcza@butler.edu | sports staff writer

Butler men’s tennis did not fare well in its last match of the fall season at the Louisville Winter Invitational last weekend. Junior Chris Herron dropped his firstround singles match on Friday to Louisville’s Arren Carter, 7-5, 6-1, while the team of senior David Dolins and freshman Brad DiCarlo fell 8-0 to Louisville junior Adam Donaldson and Carter in the first round of doubles. “This weekend didn’t leave a very good taste in our mouths,” Butler head coach Jason Suscha said. “We will have to work hard to come back with some resolve.” The Bulldogs faced an array of opponents at University of Louisville’s Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, including Chicago State, Drake, Kentucky, Memphis and Middle Tennessee State. “We didn’t do a good job of playing with enough intensity, which led to some sloppy play,” Suscha said. “Ninety percent of points that were won were from opponents making errors.”

Despite the disappointing outcome, Suscha said he has recognized the team’s faults and has already created a new plan of attack. “Our challenge now is that our fall season is over and the next competition these guys will see will be in spring,” he said. The Bulldogs hope to improve by taking advantage of time off over the next two months. “I’m really trying to develop a pattern that I can rely on in pressure situations,” DiCarlo said. “[I’m trying to find] a place where I can really just be confident in my game plan at all times.” DiCarlo, who lost to Louisville freshman Dante Terenzio 6-2, 6-2, on Friday, said he was generally pleased with his performance. “I went in to the tournament just looking to improve,” he said. “It’s my freshman year, so I’m looking for steady improvement out of my entire season here.” Despite a disappointing end to the first phase of the season, the young Butler team hopes to build upon their efforts in the spring.


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