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Two executives from the Fairfield-based GE Capital came to speak as part of the School of Business’ 30-20-10 lecture series. Sean O’Connell, ’83, and Peter Graham, ’92, came to share their insights on the financial world with an audience of about 30 business students. O’Connell works in the capital treasury division of GE, which is responsible for money for the loans GE gives to clients. Graham leads the capital markets division, managing interest rates, sources of alternative loan funding and credit swaps. Since its location in Connecticut makes GE a potential employer for UConn graduates, the presentation also gave an overview of the
products and services the company provides. The businessmen used their experience with the company to describe both the ins and outs of GE’s business model and lessons for success in the corporate world. “We want to share what we learned in our paths since we left UConn,” Graham said. GE Capital is one of the world’s largest providers of credit, financing loans for real estate acquisitions, refinancing and corporate restructuring. While its assets have shrunk during the financial crisis, it has retained its position as a leading international lending and development company. After an overview of the technical aspects of their respective departments at GE, the men turned toward the career lessons they have
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GE executive and UConn alum, Peter Graham, shares insights on business and life, Thursday. Graham was enthusiastic about sharing his accomplishments since graduating and giving advice to students.
Leadership and humor connected at lecture
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Laughter echoed throughout Konover Auditorium as Dr. John Morreall lectured on “Not Just for Laughs: Humor, Leadership, and Persuasion,” Thursday. Morreall, an internationally known authority on humor and Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary, spoke on the benefits humor can have in leadership roles. The lecture, sponsored by the Myles Martel Lecture in Leadership and Public Opinion, allows community and business leaders to better their understanding of the important connection between communication and effective leadership. Martel, a UConn graduate and former personal debate advisor for President Ronald Reagan, coordinated the event. “We are very pleased to have Dr. John Morreall here with us today,” said Jeremy Teitelbaum, CLAS Dean. “We would also like to thank Myles Martel for coordinating this lecture and for the many prestigious speakers he brings to UConn.” Morreall opened the lecture with a brief history of the two different kinds of leadership. The older method named the “Emperor Model of Leadership,” and the more modern “Post-Heroic Style of Leadership.” The older method forbids humor in leadership roles,
which in turn allows leaders to hide their mistakes and imperfections, hoard responsibilities and knowledge and ban any humor directed towards themselves. The more modern approach incorporates humor as a pivotal part of any leadership position. Morreall showed some examples of both kinds of leadership. “The day President Taft was inaugurated at the White House, he got stuck in the bathtub, but refused to ever joke about it,” Morreall said. “The Nazis prosecuted thousands of people who made jokes about the Third Reich or Adolf Hitler in any way, one man was even hung for naming his cow Adolf.” He then argued the benefits of humor in leadership roles. “Humor reduces differences of power and status, creating rapport among individuals…Anytime you add humor when someone might be expecting confrontation; you change the whole dynamic of a situation, immediately throwing out tension and stress,” Morreall said. Morreall showed the positive effects humor can have, citing the “Post-Heroic Style of Leadership,” as much more effective. He said humor acts as a social lubricant and fosters a more open and creative atmosphere that promotes critical thinking and reduces stress. “Stress reduction is a huge topic today, stress is a fight or flight response. Humor is the direct opposite of stress, it boosts the
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Vision Inc. is based out of Farmington and was the first to take advantage of the economic assistance program. The technology was developed by Robert Birge, UConn professor of biological and physical chemistry, along with several students back in 2009. Haddad said in his YouTube video, “I’m very excited that the bill was introduced last year. It has been able to pass and implement so quickly in helping build up a stronger and broader economic system here in Connecticut.” The Hi-Tech Bill became law this July and will continue
President Sam Tracy here, with some updates about what’s happening in USG. As always, things have been incredibly busy and incredibly productive. Some highlights include an upcoming lobby day to Hartford, a soon-tobe-live website to voice your opinions, special elections, and many non-elected positions open to undergrads. As you may know, the Connecticut State Legislature is going to be holding a special session on job creation on Oct. 26. USG, as the official voice of the student body, is going to make sure that the student perspective is not ignored. To make sure students’ concerns are included in the jobs bill, Ethan Senack, external affairs chairperson, is leading a lobby day to the state capitol in the days leading up to the vote. He will be focusing on pushing for changes that will make it easier for recent grads to find jobs in the state. If you are interested in joining in on the lobby day, email him at ethan. firstname.lastname@example.org. The more visible support we can get, the more change we’ll be able to make, so get involved if you care about your life after college! Another project USG is working on is called IdeaScale. We will have a website where any student can write ideas for things that should be changed at UConn. Ideas can cover anything from academic policies, to what is served in the dining halls, to places you think could really use some more benches. Anything at all. Students can then vote the proposals up or down, and the most popular ideas will automatically be addressed by USG. It will be launching in early November, so stay tuned. Of course, special elections are upon us. They will be taking place on Oct. 17 and 18. Be sure to vote (at usg.uconn. edu), as the students who are elected are put in charge of your student fees and your
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immune system, and in joking about a problem or situation, we feel like we have control, in which, unlike stress, we feel more like a passive victim,” Morreall said. Morreall ended his presenta tion by analyzing several U.S.
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New Conn. bill promotes economic growth
By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer State Representative Gregory Haddad worked closely with researchers from UConn in order to change the ways economic programs work, by introducing the Hi-Tech Business Bill. The bill (SB 1173) created Connecticut Innovations to help businesses in the state startup. Connecticut Innovations, also known as CI, can give up to $150,000 per business to help them develop their proof of concept and support services. The business must mostly be in Connecticut, have 75 percent of their employees in Connecticut and have $0.50 per
$1 donated by a private investor, such as UConn. Haddad, who is also the vicechair of the commerce committee and serves for the 54th assembly district, designed this bill to help spur economic growth in high technology industries. He said that with further explanation on the importance of the bill and how it can be beneficial to university’s research programs according to his YouTube video. Haddad felt that UConn companies were treated unfairly and that they were working at a disadvantage compared to private companies. This bill was the first introduced by Haddad and passed
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late in the session. While gathering support for the bill, Haddad stressed the idea that UConn is put in a disadvantage without this bill. “I’m pleased to be of assistance to both UConn and the state economy by passing this bill,” Haddad said. “It will allow UConn start-up companies grow and create jobs for Connecticut resident.” CI already made a $40,000 investment in Lambda Vision, which was created by UConn Research and Development Corporation. This special project consists of developing a protein-based retinal implant that is intended to restore sight in patients blinded within the outer retina. Lambda
What’s on at UConn this weekend... Friday: Film Screening and Q&A 5 to 8 p.m. Konover Auditorium Native American actor and activist Gary Farmer will answer questions following a screening of the film “One Dead Indian.”
Friday: Improv Show 7 to 8 p.m. Student Union Theatre Come see the Agents of Improv perform comedic games and sketches.
Saturday: Homecoming Football Game 3:30 p.m. Rentschler Field The Huskies will take on the USF Bulls. In addition to being the homecoming game, players will wear pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness.
Sunday: Newport Bus Trip 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Student Union, 307 The International Center is sponsoring a $20.00 bus trip to Newport, Rhode Island. Buses will leave from the Student Union at 8 a.m. sharp.
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Scholarships created in memory of UConn student
STORRS (AP) — Friends of a University of Connecticut student who was killed by a campus shuttle bus last spring have established a scholarship fund in his memory. Twenty-year-old David Plamondon (plah-MON’-don) was an aspiring doctor from Westminster, Mass. The semi-pro baseball player was killed on March 22 when a shuttle bus struck him at a campus intersection. His friends worked with the UConn Foundation to establish the memorial scholarships for students studying physiology and neurobiology, as Plamondon did. The shuttle bus driver, Lukasz Gilewski of Newington, has pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide and failure to yield to a pedestrian. His case is pending in Rockville Superior Court.
Conn. mulls new higher hurricane deductibles
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut insurance officials are considering new guidelines that could save homeowners thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses the next time a hurricane hits the state. The Hartford Courant reports that the state Insurance Department is revising guidelines for hurricane deductibles. George Bradner, director of property-casualty at the Insurance Department, says new rules would allow insurers to offer higher deductibles only if sustained, hurricane-force winds of 74 mph or stronger hit the state. The review began shortly after the remnants of Hurricane Irene battered Connecticut Aug. 28. Many Connecticut homeowners were angry because some insurers imposed higher deductibles while others were not.
Malloy says he expects deal soon on jobs package HARTFORD (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he expects an agreement with Connecticut lawmakers will be reached in the coming days on a bipartisan jobs package, the subject of this month’s special legislative session. Malloy told his agency commissioners on Thursday that once a deal is reached, there will be no opportunity to renegotiate it. The governor called the General Assembly back to Hartford for a special session on Oct. 26. It follows a series of jobs tours and forums held by Malloy and legislative leaders. Catherine Smith, the state’s economic development commissioner, said she heard requests to help small businesses, streamline the state’s permitting and regulatory processes, and push for innovation and workforce development.
State awards $5 million for transit planning HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut is giving $5 million to 11 cities, towns and regional planning agencies as a first step to plan downtown development around rail and bus stations, state officials announced Thursday. In towns and cities throughout the 350-mile corridor between New Haven and Montreal, officials are making initial plans to refurbish train stations along a proposed high-speed rail line. Planners see rail stations as future retail and office space in downtowns redesigned as pedestrian-friendly residential, commercial and shopping districts. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said projects receiving funding were whittled down from 23 applications totaling $13.2 million. Transportation and other officials made the final decision on which municipalities will receive the money.
Squirrel blamed for power outages in Greenwich GREENWICH (AP) — A squirrel is being blamed for a utility problem that cut power to more than half the customers in Greenwich. Connecticut Light & Power spokesman Mitch Gross says the squirrel was killed by thousands of volts of electricity and caused a piece of equipment to malfunction Thursday morning at one of the utility’s substations. More than 15,000 of the town’s 27,910 customers lost power for more than an hour, but crews restored electricity to most of them by midday Thursday. Police said officers were directing traffic in parts of town where traffic lights were out.
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Komisarjevsky convicted of 2007 home invasion killings Found guilty of all 17 charges, faces possible death sentence NEW HAVEN (AP) — A paroled burglar was convicted Thursday of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a gruesome 2007 home invasion in an affluent Connecticut suburb in which family members were tied up, molested, doused in gas and left to die in a fire. He now faces a possible death sentence. Joshua Komisarjevsky, whose accomplice is already on Connecticut’s death row, stood as jurors declared him guilty of all 17 charges he faced, including capital felony killing, kidnapping, arson and sexual assault. He then sat back in his chair and rocked slightly back and forth. He yawned as he was led out of the courtroom. The only survivor of the attack, Dr. William Petit, bit his lip and closed his eyes as the verdict was read. “I thought from the beginning that he was a lying sociopathic personality and probably at this moment he doesn’t think he is guilty of anything,” he told reporters outside the courthouse. The New Haven Superior Court jury deliberated for about eight hours over two
days before delivering a verdict and will decide later whether Komisarjevsky, 31, should be executed or sentenced to life in prison. The penalty phase will conclude the second and final trial in a case that unsettled suburb dwellers across the country and bolstered efforts to keep the death penalty in Connecticut. Komisarjevsky’s co-defendant, Steven Hayes, was sentenced to death last year after he was convicted of raping and strangling Jennifer HawkePetit and killing her daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and 17-year-old Hayley, who died of smoke inhalation. Prosecutors say Komisarjevsky was the crime’s mastermind. Komisarjevsky spotted Hawke-Petit and her youngest daughter at a grocery store on July 22, 2007, followed them back to the house and returned later with Hayes, where they beat Petit with a baseball bat and tied up him and his wife and daughters. The night of terror drew comparisons to Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” which documented the brutal murders of a farmer and members of his family. Hayes forced Hawke-Petit
Dr. William Petit Jr. addresses the media outside Superior Court in New Haven after a verdict in trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky in New Haven, Thursday.
to withdraw money from a bank before he raped and strangled her in the family’s Cheshire home.
The girls, who had pillowcases placed over their heads, died after the house was doused with gas and set on fire.
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Lecture links HIV and mental health
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Dr. Kathleen J. Sikkema, Director of Clinical Psychology, Social and Behavioral Science, and the Center for AIDS Research at Duke University, gave a lecture on HIV transmission and mental health Tuesday afternoon in the J. Ray Ryan Refectory. The lecture, which Sikkema delivered to a room full of students and colleagues, focused primarily on the interconnectedness between psychological trauma and transmission risk behavior in HIV-positive adults. “We must think about the relationship between [mental health and HIV prevention] as synergistic,” Sikkema said. “It’s about the burden this disease causes [on everyday life].” Throughout the presentation,
Sikkema cited a multitude of studies – some conducted by UConn Department of Psychology Professor Seth Kalichman – conducted throughout the past decade as exemplary of this notion. The lecturer discussed her intervention program, Living in the Face of Trauma (LIFT), at length. LIFT is described by the United States Center for Disease Control’s website as “a grouplevel coping intervention for HIVpositive persons who experienced childhood sexual abuse.” “I’m a big advocate for group intervention,” Sikkema said. “The power of a group can be strong, particularly in these potentially shameful scenarios.” Sikkema’s intervention, which took place in New York City over the course of 15 90-minute sessions, comprised over 257 women and gay men living with HIV/
AIDS. Sikkema relayed high levels of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, homelessness, incarcerations and substance abuse in participants, as well as the shocking degrees to which many had suffered adolescent trauma. Despite these figures, Sikkema said, “we were naively surprised with how few people had shared their [experiences with childhood sexual abuse] in the past.” Participants in the coping group reported much lower levels of traumatic stress – which can include nightmares and intrusive thoughts – as well as avoidant coping – which includes binge drinking and drug abuse. Participants also exhibited remarkably lower proclivities toward transmission risk behavior – which can include unprotected sexual intercourse – reported the doctor. According to the UConn Center
for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) website, few positive prevention interventions have integrated mental health treatments in this way. Following the presentation, Sikkema shared experiences and figures from her research in South Africa, most of which focuses on trauma and gendered abuse of alcohol, as well as its correlations with HIV contraction and violence. She provided insights into how therapy may be provided in this region, where there are drastically few options for survivors of abuse, before taking questions for the audience. The lecture was part of a series sponsored by the UConn Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention.
Morreall: Use humor humbly, Bill should encourage partnerships don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself between businesses and university from LAUGHTER, page 1 ing that comedy in many ways made them effective leaders and contributed to their admiration. “When Lincoln was president many criticized him for his comedy,” Morreall said. “One time during a Lincoln and Douglas debate, Douglas called him twofaced. Lincoln calmly responded by stating that if he was two-faced, he wouldn’t be wearing the one he had on, which was followed by great laughter.” At the end of the presentation, Morreall gave some advice. “Avoid humor that emphasiz-
es your position of power, but always use humor when you can,” Morreall said. Emphasizing the importance of one’s own ability to laugh at themselves and to be the butt of their own jokes. “It clarified people’s internal assumptions about presenting themselves, in understanding the idea of the Post-Heroic Leader and the older method of leading,” said Stephen Rush, Finance Ph.D. student. “There is a definite improvement in the quality of leadership when comedy is interjected.”
from NEW, page 1 to encourage other university research programs. Haddad also announced plans for the state to fund a multi-million dollar technology park on the UConn campus, this spring. This project commonly referred as the “Pre-Seed” economic assistance program has expanded this year and will help companies from university research by providing the money. The funds, provided to early stage technology companies, can be used for various startup expenses. Haddad also
stated that this bill is all about encouraging more working partnerships between businesses and the university. This idea is important for sustaining future economic growth in the region. According to www.housedems.ct.gov, Nicole Wagner, CEO of Lambda Vision, said, “We are grateful to be awarded this pre-seed funding from Connecticut Innovations with the center for Innovative Visual Rehabilitation at the Boston VA Medical Center.”
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Executives give outline of skills for success in corporate world from GE, page 1 learned in their years in the corporate workplace. Both stressed the importance of finding something to get excited about, but also remaining open-minded. “Do what you like, but always be open to doing new things because you never know where that’s going to take you over the course of a long career,” O’Connell said. He said that employers know when an employee is not sat-
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“Do what you like, but always be open to doing new things...” – Sean O’Connell GE Executive
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Dream Act a positive step forward for education
he recently-passed California Dream Act allows undocumented residents to access state-funded grants and fee waivers to pay for their higher education starting in 2013. This legislation does not solve the national problem of illegal immigration, but it is a positive step forward. Opening the door for state financial aid creates opportunities for working-class undocumented residents. Through higher education, these individuals can validate their willingness to be active members of society while learning the career skills necessary to break out of poverty. California’s undocumented residents, short of an efficient pathway to citizenship, now enjoy many opportunities with which to improve their lives. According to current California law, undocumented students can already pay in-state tuition rates if they graduated from a California high school and can prove that are actively working toward legalization. Also, a bill was signed in July that permits private organizations to donate to undocumented students. Though state governments must continue to rein-in spending, some programs have long-term benefits that outweigh the short-term costs. The California Department of Finance estimates that 2,500 undocumented students would be made eligible for state aid provided through the Cal Grant program, which assists low-income students. Providing state-aid to the 25,000 undocumented students that graduate from California high schools each year would amount to $14.5 million, or 1 percent of all Cal Grant funds. Any increased spending provides a challenge to states these days, but the relatively low cost is outweighed by overall benefits to undocumented residents and, over the long-run, to society. Undocumented students who receive state-funded and hence taxpayer-supported, financial aid have a lot to prove. They must build better lives, most from very little, while continuously expressing their efforts to become legal citizens. Allowing them to receive in-state financial assistance weakens the barrier they must cross to legality. With a degree, undocumented students will have access to more well-paying jobs that will allow them, in turn, to reward the society that helped them so much. Giving more opportunities to undocumented workers will prove futile, however, without federal immigration reform. Even with a degree, college graduates will be unable to work legally in any state. Therefore, this legislation will serve only as a bandaid to a much larger wound. Solving the immigration issue will invariably do more to help undocumented workers integrate into society than even this legislation or any of California’s other positive steps.
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To the girl that left a used pad in the washing machine: glad to know those washers can get out almost any stain. I have this sinking feeling that I’m that one girl in my dorm who is always having loud sex... I wish days were only 6 hours long. Then I’d only have to take drugs once a day. Is it sad that I’m more excited for first night than for the homecoming game? Watchu know about EcoGarden? ORGANIC DEEP FRIED BEER BATTERED JALEPENO POPPERS WITH CHEESE AND CREAM CHEESE! Tuna sandwich from Bookworms $2.75, bar cover $6, getting into the instant daily 12 times priceless. My Econ professor is trendy enough to have started wearing a North Face. Thankfully, he hasn’t caught on to leggings and Uggs yet. I’m not at Lip Sync. I chose this. If you go to Lip Sync, you’re letting THE MAN control you. THE MAN. OMG we are out of kit-kats. I haven’t gotten mail in so long that my mailbox actually has cobwebs in it.
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Religion should be non-factor in politics
ather than discussing the substantial, immediate threats to our country’s future, a candidate’s religious identity has once again become a major campaign issue. Rev. Robert Jeffress, the leader of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, sparked quite the controversy when he accused GOP candidate Mitt Romney of supporting a “cult.” Romney and fellow GOP presidential contender Jon Huntsman responded harshly. Huntsman went so far as to call the pastor “a moron” on CNN. Voters ought to judge political candidates based on their experience and ability to achieve success, rather than on their expressed religious identity. Frequent campaign-season debates over the merits of particular By Arragon Perrone religions distracts voters from the Commentary Editor necessary discussions, such as job growth, government involvement in job creation and voter discontent. But rather than debate these topics, the religion issue comes up as a loud sideshow in the broader political drama. Piety may make one a better Christian, but it will not solve chronic unemployment nor will theological knowledge make one a more effective president of the United States. Jimmy Carter strongly appealed to the evangelical vote but is known for his foreign policy ineptitude and his inability to solve rising unemployment and high inflation. In contemporary political discourse, there is no separation between candidates religious affiliation and their values. To many evangelical Protestant voters, if a candidate says he’s a God-fearing Christian than he or she must be a Godfearing Christian and deserves their votes.
Time and time again, however, the electorate’s assumption is proven wrong. Former Idaho senator Larry Craig and congressman Mark Foley were outspoken social conservative but Craig requested sexual favors in an airport bathroom and Foley emailed sexual messages to underage House pages. As the recent scandal with progressive Anthony Weiner taught, scandals occur on both sides of the political aisle, between those who emphasize high Christian morals and those who do not. Not every politician who claims to be of upright religious standing is telling the truth, so it is unwise to continuously assume that this principle holds true. Mitt Romney’s Mormonism does not make him a more or less effective leader just as Barack Obama’s race does not make him a more or less effective president. According to this train of thought, Rick Perry’s evangelical Protestantism does not make him a better candidate either. Nevertheless, the modern political environment exists such that a pastor can address the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. and, by endorsing a candidate, in this case Texan Gov. Rick Perry, order his parishioners to follow his lead. This is what Jeffress did last week, telling members at the summit that “Rick Perry’s a Christian. He’s an evangelical Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ. Mitt Romney’s a good moral person, but he’s not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity; it has always been considered a cult by the mainstream of Christianity.” While Jeffress is entitled to his personal beliefs about the merits of particular religious sects, assaulting a candidate’s religion while endorsing another’s only reinforces the myth that the religious title with which a politician identifies himself
or herself verifies an intrinsic political authority. Choosing a candidate on primary factors other than religious affiliation does not mean that voters should ignore a candidate’s values. If an individual is a truly moral person, his or her words will flow into their actions. These tangible decisions can be measured and used to judge a leader’s worthiness as president. In 1960, then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy defended his Catholic faith, arguing that his image of the presidency was “a great office that must neither be humbled by making it the instrument of any one religious group nor tarnished by arbitrarily withholding its occupancy from the members of any one religious group. I believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation, or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office.” In other words, access to the presidency does not belong to one religious institution over others. Kennedy did not believe that religion had no place in politics. On the contrary, he simply understood that religion should not be the standard by which candidates are judged and that good leaders do not impose a religious creed upon others nor allow others to impose one upon them. Of course voters have the right to choose a candidate whose values, religious or otherwise, mirror their own. But when a proclaimed religious identity becomes the sole measure of a good president, many competent leaders may well be rejected.
Commentary Editor Arragon Perrone is a 7th-semester English and political science double major. He can be reached at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu.
British healthcare system does not solve all problems
ith Apple recently surpassing Exxon for the world’s most valuable company, and Bloomberg reporting this week that Apple has just surpassed Coca-Cola as the world’s most valuable brand, it should come as no surprise that Steve Job’s death impacted so many in the U.S. By Thomas Dilling and around the world. While Staff Columnist his death was untimely, at age 56, what often goes unmentioned is how long his life was extended thanks to a medical system that doesn’t exist in any other country. In 2004 Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer affecting the islet cells. This affects only 1.3 percent of pancreatic cancer patients. In 2009 he received a liver transplant because the disease had spread, which happens in about 10 percent of islet cell cases. He died last Wednesday from the condition. The time added to his life by his medical treatment dramatically influenced the world in which we live. From the time he received a transplant alone, Apple stock grew about 350 percent. He was
so influential in the company that of the NHS – so if you can’t get Apple released a memo upon his one through the NHS, you are passing stating that Jobs had out- given a death sentence. lined four years of ideas prior to Some may argue that this is his death. However, his chances alright, as the goal of medicine of surviving cancer for five years should be to combat inequality. prior to his transplant would not After all, Jobs was wealthy, so of be so high anywhere else in the course he received adequate treatworld. Likewise, nowhere else in ment in America, whereas others the world would a wouldn’t be pancreatic cancer as well off. “...his chances of victim receive a This is true surviving cancer for liver transplant. to an extent President five years prior to his as inequalObama’s appoinity does exist, transplant would not tee to run but to act as be so high anywhere Medicare and if a singleelse in the world.” Medicaid, Dr. payer system Donald Berwick, like the NHS has praised is a cure for the British National Healthcare inequality is to deny reality. System (NHS), saying in 2008, “I Putting medical funding in the fell in love with the NHS.”Former hands of bureaucracies institutionSenator, Tom Daschle wrote a alizes both implicit and explicit book, regarded as the blueprint inequalities. The best performing for Obama’s healthcare reforms, hospitals in Britain are the ones in praising NHS and recommended wealthy areas, whereas the worst we follow a similar approach in hospitals are the ones in poor the United States. areas. Even the British newspaper, But it is this same system that the UK Guardian, which staunchsets a limit on care at £20,000 ly supports NHS, concedes that in (about $31,000) per quality- Britain, “the poorer you are and adjusted life year of health care. the more socially deprived your Job’s treatment would likely not area, the worse your care and be covered, as would his trans- access is likely to be.” In fact, one plant. Even worse, in Britain, study shows that if the mortality liver transplants are a monopoly rate of cancer-related illness in
Britain’s lowest socioeconomic groups were equal to that of the most affluent, there would be 16,600 fewer deaths from cancer each year – this is with a National single-payer system. But, while there is still inequality after instituting the NHS in Britain, the access to health resources is less and outcomes are worse. Breast cancer and colon cancer mortality ratios in Britain are double what they are here. Prostate cancer is triple. CT scanners and MRI units per capita are more than double what they are in Britain. When medical expenditures are placed in the hands of politicians, they are allocated on a very political basis. The incentives are such that they give small benefits to many people (those who are not ill) while detracting great benefits from those who are sick. If you believe, as I do, that the measure of quality in a healthcare system is what can be done for the ill, like Steve Jobs or the thousands of others, a single-payer healthcare system is not the answer but is a catastrophic problem.
Staff Columnist Tom Dilling is a 7th-semester biological sciences major. He can be reached at Thomas.Dilling@UConn.edu
“T he O ccupy W all S treet protesters gathered outside R upert M urdoch ’ s house chanting , ‘W hat do we want ?’ M urdoch inter it rupted saying , ‘I already know , I hacked your phones .’” –C raig F erguson
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Students should learn from S. African political prisoner
ddie Daniels is a man whose life story is inspirational and we can learn a great deal from him. As a political prisoner of Apartheid in South Africa, he was imprisoned for 15 years and subjected to torture and slave labor. Despite his traumatic past, his character is one that all people By David Doherty should strive Staff Columnist to emulate. Tragically, it seems that many at UConn do not. The fact that so many students don’t attend class on a regular basis or take their education seriously is truly unfortunate. A 2005 report by UCLA found that in the United States, 33 percent of students said they skipped class frequently or occasionally, and 63 percent said they showed up late for class frequently or occasionally. Education is power because those who know about the world around them are the ones who can create positive change. Daniels
was born to a poor family in the infamous District Six of Cape Town, South Africa. He was not educated past 7th grade, as he had to drop out to work in support of his family. He attended night classes for a short period of time but was soon unable to pay for them. However, he was educated in prison and knows that this is the reason he has accomplished all that he has. Among many other things, he’s written a book about his time in prison called “There and Back: Robben Island 1964-1979” and is currently on a lecture tour of the United States. Those students who don’t take their education seriously are not getting everything they can out of the incredible opportunity they’ve been given. When asked about how he and his fellow inmates survived in prison, Daniels replied that the human spirit is indomitable. At first, he doubted that he’d survive but he was determined to see his family again. When one is dedicated to a cause or motivated to
» LETTERS TO THE EDITOR “UConn Students join Occupy Wall Street”
Colin Neary’s October 10th article “UConn students join Occupy Wall Street” might as well be an epitaph on the gravestone of objective reporting. Neary cites exactly zero viewpoints skeptical of the “movement,” selecting only sources who are participants in or supporters. He seems to conveniently have forgotten that the NYPD was forced to arrest about 700 of the New York protesters for blocking the Brooklyn Bridge last week. Moreover, Mr. Neary’s assertion that the movement includes conservative activists hasn’t a shred of truth. It is true that some libertarians seem to be participating, but to suggest that the movement isnt vastly left-wing is simply unsupportable. Neary’s loaded language is also problematic for a news piece. Suggesting that protesters were “attacked by” the police and stating, without any sort of citation or quotation, that our “civil society caters to the interests of the megarich,” is unduly inflammatory for a front-page “news” article. Further, I challenge him to locate a “right to civil disobedience,” i.e., lawlessness, anywhere in our
Constitution. If Mr. Neary has a high opinion of the “movement,” he has every right to hold that opinion. He should not, however, confuse news with commentary. -Joseph Gasser, president of the UConn College Republicans.
Why Saint Francis?
Last Wednesday, the “Sex and the UniverCity” column featured a piece suggesting Halloween costumes that are most likely to help you to “get some action.” One of the recommendations was titled “Sexy St. Francis of Assisi.” St. Francis of Assisi was born into a wealthy, well-to-do family, by whose fortunes he received a pampered childhood and young adulthood. Nobody becomes a saint by living a comfortable life of luxury, and Francis, being a young man yearning for more, left it all behind. He gave up all of his possessions to the poor and chose to live a life of poverty, for the sake of Jesus Christ and for his passionate desire to love those who were less fortunate then himself. Few figures throughout history have lived with such tenacious compassion as St. Francis did. So my question is, why was this holy man one of the targets of last week’s column? Particularly, why would the column recommend that students disrespect his
reach a goal, it’s amazing what a human being can do.
challenges at hand seem miniscule in comparison.
“One cannot expect to reach a compromise if he or she is unwilling to forgive someone who they believe has wronged them.” Far too often, I hear people on campus talk about not being capable of doing certain things. Passing exams, getting internships or jobs, playing sports; the list goes on. I’ve been guilty of it myself. If one considers the monumental task of surviving 15 years in South African prison, the
life, or the life of any saint for that matter, by dressing up as “sexy” versions of them, with the sole purpose of getting laid? In a world that is in such great need of more people to be loving and compassionate, it is important to honor those who had the courage and faith to stand up for not only goodness, but also for our sisters and brothers who are suffering and in need of generosity. Pardon my frankness, but if you want to change the world, always try to be the best person you can be. Part of that includes not trying to mock or to extinguish the light that other people provided to the world. Reading the story of St. Francis is very inspiring and he proves a great role model to learn from, if for nothing else but to imitate the tremendous love with which he lived his life. He once said, “Proclaim the Gospel always, and when necessary, use words.” If we were to open up to any of the Gospels, we would find nothing about “wearing skimpy robes,” for the purpose of having sex, and certainly nothing about disrespecting the lives of people who strove to make the most of their short time here on Earth. Halloween should be a day when people dress up, and I encourage them to be creative – even humorous in doing so. However, just because it’s Halloween, and even though St. Francis lived many centuries ago, it does not make his life any less worthy of respect. -Michael Bovino
Forgiveness is essential for progress to take place. It’s a fact of life that not everyone is going to agree. In an ideal world, people could peacefully agree to disagree. Of course, this is simply not reality. Conflict is unavoidable but being able to forgive and move forward is the sign of a
“Jobs’ true legacy must be remembered”
Michelle Anjirbag’s column regarding the passing of Steve Jobs that appeared in the paper October 11 seemed to be a fitting appeal to the genius and success of Apple’s former CEO. The praise Anjirbag gives to Jobs is certainly warranted, but the article is based on a false, or greatly exaggerated, conflict. The author’s main point is rebutting criticism of Jobs after his death, but this begs the question: what criticism? Yes, Jobs had his critics when it came to his personal life or business policies, but exactly who is finding fault with him now? The article is based on refuting these criticisms, but who is making them? A search of ‘Steve Jobs’ on Google yields not a single instance of negative comments for at least the first 50 entries. So what critics and criticisms is the author trying to dismantle? Any critics of the man have probably realized that it is pointless to articulate a man’s flaws once that man has died. You would think a college student would have the same common sense, or at least be able to find some evidence of such conflict. PS: It is ‘mice’, not ‘mouses’. ‘Mouses’ is not a word. -Dieter Walsh [Editor’s Note: The fourth edi-
strong person. When Daniels was asked how he could possibly live in the same society as the guards who mentally and physically abused him for so many years, he responded, asking the student, “What else could I do?” He could obtain temporary satisfaction by exacting revenge on guards - he could beat them up while they were held at his mercy, as they had done to him so many times. His other option was to forgive them. He chose the second. As to why, he tells a profound story about his fellow inmate and close friend, Nelson Mandela. Mandela could have smitten the members of the Apartheid government when they were overthrown and he came to power. Mandela realized that these people were his countrymen and in order to rebuild South Africa, their ideas and feelings had to be considered. Working with them, and not against them, was the only way to accomplish such a feat. At UConn, conflict is not as violent and does not affect as
tion of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language endorses both computer mice and computer mouses as correct plural forms for computer mouse.]
“Malloy’s executive order is evidence of abuse of power”
Does anyone remember learning about how Pharaoh unionized all the slaves of Egypt? I sure don’t, but I guess Nicolas Tomboulides is more privy to these things than I. In his commentary on 10-1011, “Malloy’s executive order is evidence of abuse of power”, Nic compares Connecticut governor Dan Malloy to the infamous “Egyptian tyrant”. But admittedly, that’s just nitpicking. Nicolas’ flagrant disregard for historical accuracy or a good analogy does not by itself falsify his argument. He states that these executive orders should only be enforced in an emergency, and he doesn’t think that the need to unionize workers in home health care and daycare fits the bill. This is in stark contrast to statements from one of his earlier articles, “Government dependency does not work” (9-511); for someone who thinks it is of the utmost importance to ensure that producers reap the full and unabridged yield of their product, lest they decide it’s not worth it to continue producing, Nic sure
many people as that which was faced by Daniels, but the principal of forgiveness still applies. I can’t tell you how many heated altercations I’ve come across on this campus. These are especially prevalent between roommates. I know my past roommates and I have had our fair share of disagreements, but forgiveness was always practiced and a compromise was always reached. It can be difficult to deal with people sometimes, especially those whom one sees often. But forgiveness makes the best of the situation and allows for improvements in relationships to take place. It is also the only way to progress given the inevitability of conflict. One cannot expect to reach a compromise if he or she is unwilling to forgive someone who they believe has wronged them.
Staff Columnist David Doherty is a 5th-semester history major and a student ambassador for UNESCO. He can be reached at David.Doherty@UConn.edu. doesn’t seem to care about guaranteeing the financial welfare of workers, lest they decide it’s not worth it to continue working. And I can testify that the home health care and daycare workers do not have the proper incentives. I once worked as a home health care provider. Through a government project, I was employed to help families look after their elderly relatives who were suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The pay was terrible and there were no benefits to speak of, so even without other forms of income to rely on, I quit within a few months. Where does that leave those families? Where does it leave those patients? Are we to let our elderly, who have spent their whole lives feeding into society, simply rot to death? Do they not deserve comfort in their final years? Given that, I would certainly say that the lack of a union for these workers constitutes an emergency. Daycare and home health care: These are the services that provide for our most vulnerable members of society. Our past, who have already worked so hard for our benefit, and our future, who we rely on to ensure that we indeed have a future. Are we to let these people go without the care they need? Once again, Nicolas Tomboulides ignores the plight of any group he is not a part of. --Christopher Kwolek
» THUMBS UP OR THUMBS DOWN It’s cold :(
“You’re damned if you Subway made good on do, you’re damned if that “Any-tober” deal. you don’t.” It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. Fresh and current!
Totally saw that coming
What is your favorite Homecoming event? – By Rachel Weiss
“The Homecoming carnival is fun because of all the free stuff.”
“I love the school spirit of the Homecoming game!”
“I love Lip Sync because I love seeing everyone work together.”
Larissa Green, 3rd-semester psychology major
Steve Ashbolt, 7th-semester environment engineering major
Laura Carr, 7th-semester allied health major
Drew Dunnack, 5th-semester English major
“First Night is definitely Homecoming event!”
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Scientist reveals the basis Most colleges not ready behind butterfly mimes to ask about LGBT status
By Purbita Saha Focus Editor
During this week’s installment of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Teale Lecture series, a researcher from Harvard University discussed how butterflies use imitation as a tool for survival. Krushnamegh Kunte, a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard, gave a talk, titled “Natural Selection, Evolution and Genetics: Lessons from Butterfly Mimicry,” in the BioPhysics building yesterday afternoon. Kunte has been studying butterflies, specifically swallowtails, since he started his PhD in 2002. He grew up in Pune, India, which he described as bursting with all types of wildlife. The diverse environment that he grew up in inspired him to commence his ecological research. “I’m really excited about mimicry. There’s so much in it. Almost everyone you talk to will know something about mimicry,” Kunte said. He then opened up his lecture by displaying various images of nearly identical animals. Each pair of pictures consisted of a model and a mimic, such as a coral snake and a king snake and a bumblebee and a hover fly. According to the ecological phenomenon known as Batesian mimicry, some organisms will evolve to resemble poisonous or dangerous species. “It gets to a point where it is nearly impossible to distinguish between models and mimics,” Kunte said. This adaptive capability allows animals to avoid predation, as carnivores will tend
not to eat individuals that seem to be toxic or indigestible. Consequently, the predator and the prey will develop a learned, mutual relationship that allows each to survive in the absence of the other. Mimicry is a “classic example of adaptation by natural selection,” Kunte said. He said that almost 25 percent of swallowtails are mimickers that indirectly parasitize other species by exploiting their physical attributes. According to Kunte, these opportunistic butterflies will form mimicking rings with both their models and others that share the same warning signals. There is a limit, however, to how many individuals are using the same disguise in a specific geographic location. Kunte said that if there are too many, all of the species in a ring would either die out or have to change their appearance to avoid extinction. There is a fitness advantage in using mimicry, but there are costs as well. Therefore, sometimes one gender of a species will be a mimic but the other will not. Kunte found evidence of this in a certain type of swallowtail from the Philippines. He noticed that the females had heavier abdomens since they had to carry eggs, and therefore, were slower flyers. To compensate for this weakness, the females would mimic other species more frequently than the males. Kunte said that the results that he found followed his predicted model. Ultimately, they supported the hypothesis that he had made at the start of the study. In the second part of his lecture, Kunte went over the basic ecological principles of diversity, hybrid-
ization and selection. He then gave an outline of a study that he did on the genetics of tiger swallowtails in the U.S. and Canada. His resulting data revealed that a single population was actually comprised of a multitude of species that had diverged over time.
“Butterflies have been really well collected. We know what 99 percent of the variants look like.” – Krushnamegh Kunte Currently, Kunte is conducting research on mimicry genes among swallowtails in India. His observational studies have taken him all over the country, from its southern coast, to its Himalayan mountain range. Kunte said that he focuses on butterflies because they are easy and interesting to study. “Butterflies have been really well collected. We know what 99 percent of the variants look like,” he said. While Kunte’s main focus is on entomology and genetics, he is also accomplished in botany and herpetology. He just recently described a new frog species and is interested in doing work with conservation biology in India.
UK says most Britons eat 10% too many calories
LONDON (AP) — British health officials say the country’s obesity epidemic has an easy fix: people should just eat less. In a report released on Thursday, the department of health said most adults in the nation of 60 million people are eating about 10 percent more calories than necessary. To stop the bulging waistlines, officials said the country needs to collectively trim 5 billion calories from its daily diet. But in a slightly confusing twist, the government also issued new calorie recommendations that are about 100 calories higher than the last figures in 1991. Men are now allowed to eat about 2,605 calories of food every day while for women, it’s 2,079. British officials say the new numbers are based on a better understanding of current activity levels and that an individual’s ideal calorie count varies depending on factors like how much they exercise and their body mass index. Previous calorie recommendations underestimated the impact of physical activity, even though people are now more sedentary than two decades ago.
“This is not a license to eat more,” said Alan Jackson, head of the scientific group that came up with the new recommendations. Susan B. Roberts, a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University, said the new calorie advice seemed reasonable. “The old numbers were simply bad numbers because methodology was too basic in the old days,” she said. “If you are telling somebody to eat 10 percent less, that is 10 percent less than they personally ate before,’’“ she said. The U.K. has one of Europe’s fattest populations: more than 60 percent of adults and one third of children aged 10-11 are overweight or obese, roughly similar to U.S. statistics. The new report aims to change diet and exercise habits enough so that the number of heavy Britons begins to fall by 2020. Britain’s chief medical officer, Sally Davies, said people need to be more honest with themselves about just how much food they’re eating every day. “We are still too heavy as a nation,” she said at a press conference.
Obesity raises the risk of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Experts said treating fat patients costs the national health service 5.1 billion pounds (US$8 billion) every year. Health Minister Andrew Lansley said Britain will continue working with the food and beverage industry in a deal to reduce the amount of salt and fat from their products and to post calorie content where possible. The deal was previously slammed by health charities and leading medical organizations who argued the food and drink industry were dictating government policies. Lansley said the government would consider a ‘fat tax,’ but would prefer a voluntary approach. Jane Ogden, an obesity expert at the University of Surrey, was doubtful whether the government’s new strategy would succeed and called for more proactive measures to limit bad food options. “It doesn’t work to tell people to eat less,” she said. “At the end of the day, people don’t make good choices.”
ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — Gary Rold didn’t necessarily consider himself a pioneer when he decided that Elmhurst College would begin asking applicants about their sexual orientation. “I thought from the recruitment standpoint we might be more proactive” in attracting gay and lesbian students, said Rold, admissions dean at the small, private liberal arts school tucked in a middle-class Chicago suburb. He also wanted to make sure the students got any help they needed. “I realized that many of them come to college feeling really isolated and alienated.” Rold’s decision touched off a flurry of publicity after advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students lauded Elmhurst as the first in the nation to ask applicants about sexual orientation – an idea that has gotten little traction elsewhere. Now the question is, will other colleges follow suit? Advocates say that besides being a recruiting tool to help diversify campuses, openly assessing a school’s LGBT population would make colleges more aware of needs such as finding tolerant roommates and providing appropriate health care. And it would send a positive message to prospective students who may have faced discrimination in high school. But officials at other colleges, especially those that are large and well-known, say they don’t need to ask because they already have reputations for being diverse and inclusive, and a student’s sexual orientation would have no bearing on admission. Others wonder if some schools worry about the controversy such a question might generate. Nevertheless, the idea of asking about sexual orientation is not likely to go away. “Colleges have a responsibility to take care of students they admit so all can succeed academically; a lot of (LGBT) youth get to campuses ... and are largely invis-
Elmhurst College students Emily Pochinskas, left, and Ally Vertigan sit on campus in Elmhurst, Ill.
ible,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of the national advocacy group Campus Pride, who said asking applicants about sexual orientation should be as common as questions about race and ethnicity. His group pushed for adding the question to The Common Application – a uniform document used by more than 450 colleges and universities, including some of the nation’s most exclusive – but that group’s board of directors rejected the idea earlier this year. Schools already had other ways to signal support for LGBT students and for students to indicate their sexual orientation, said Rob Killion, executive director of The Common Application. What’s more, some admissions officers and high school counselors worried the question could cause anxiety for some students, even though it would be optional. “I think places like Elmhurst will be the vanguard,” said Killion. “It will be good to get feedback from their applicants on whether the question is appealing or not. We’re constantly changing as a society, so
we’ll see what happens.” Rold said Elmhurst, affiliated with the United Church of Christ – which officially supports same-sex marriage – will use the optional question to help increase diversity at its 2,900-student campus about 15 miles west of Chicago, to ensure it has the services LGBT students need and to consider them for scholarships. The bottom line, he said, is to enrich the college experience for all students. A diverse environment is “the real world,” he said. The college received some complaints, including from within the conservative-leaning community and some supporters, but most feedback was positive, officials said. Elmhurst students Ally Vertigan and Emily Ponchinskas, who is president of a campus group called Straights and Gays for Equality, say they’re proud of their school. “It’s important if for the sole reason that Elmhurst is letting people know that diversity is more than just what color your skin is or what language you speak,” said Vertigan, a senior majoring in religion and Spanish.
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U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.
Dwight Eisenhower – 1890 Roger Moore – 1927 Ralph Lauren – 1939 Usher – 1979
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Lipsync delights, 90s style Students flock to Gampel hours in advance for annual event
By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer A sea of students flooded into Gampel Pavilion for Lip Sync to see Delta Gamma and Sigma Alpha Epsilon win for Greek Life organizations, UConn Irish win for cultural centers and Global House win for non-funded organizations. Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Kappa Alpha swept Homecoming overall for the Greek Life organizations, Global House won overall for non-funded organizations and the Asian American Cultural Center won overall for cultural centers. “It was really worth the wait to get in,” said Grace Libby, 3rd-semester anthropology major. “I’m glad I came to it tonight.” UConn Irish, Global House, PRLACC and the Asian American Cultural Center took first place in different categories. The multiple winners brought in unique dancing, loud music and colorful costumes as all the groups on campus were “Kickin’ it Old School.” The categories in the competition were non-funded groups, Greek organizations, cultural centers and overall winners. There were eight judges that graded them based on originality, creativity, routine togetherness and lip syncing in general. The many themes consisted of All-That, Power Rangers, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and The Magic School Bus. For the Pokémon theme, the Asian American Cultural Center ended their routine by dancing to the Pokémon theme song. PRLACC wore many colorful costumes to go with their The Fresh Prince of Be-Air theme.
By Lauren Cardarelli Campus Correspondent
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Delta Gamma, Beta Theta Pi and Epsilon Alpha Epsilon all took to the stage at once to celebrate their standing at Lipsync. Music for the program ranged from ‘90s hip-hop to classic rock and modern dance music.
The Greek organizations Alpha Epsilon Phi and Alpha Epsilon Pi danced to LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem” and did the shuffle. Delta Gamma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Beta Theta Pi brought back MC Hammer’s “Hammer Time” dance. The Rainbow Center represented Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a memo-
rable performance to Rebecca Black’s song “Friday.” “It was really fun,” said Rachel Dobensky, a 3rdsemester biology major. “I really liked the Pokémon theme and the groups were very creative.” Students lined up at Gampel Pavilion two hours before doors opened at 7 p.m. and the
event itself didn’t start until 8 p.m. When students entered Gampel they were handed glow sticks and music was shaking the whole arena. Loud music ranging from ‘90s hip-hop to classic rap and even modern dance songs rocked Gampel until the very end of the show. Groups were already dancing and jumping
around while waiting for the event to start and attempted to pump-up the audience. “I thought it was a great theme to bring back the 90’s,” said Taylor Marcucci, a 3rd-semester marketing business major. “It brought back a lot of nostalgia.”
SUBOG puts consideration into its band choices for concerts
By Holly Wonneberger Campus Correspondent
With the upcoming Fall concert from SUBOG quickly approaching, there has been, as always, a buzz of opinion surrounding the chosen act. “Our biggest problem is not being able to make everyone happy. There are so many people at UConn that like so many different genres, if we make one half of the school happy, the other half won’t be,” said Kelsey Brown, a 7th-semester English major and the vice president for programming at SUBOG. What most people do not realize, is the long, intensive and somewhat tedious process of selecting and booking bands that will appeal to as much
of the UConn population as possible. The planning process for the fall concert has been in progress since this past summer. In order to book a concert, months in advance, the SUBOG concert chair starts talking to an agent, who acts as a liaison between the UConn community and agents of artists touring in a particular year. The list of available artists covers every genre and every level of fame and popularity. This agent then delivers a list of available artists and dates to the committee. The SUBOG Board then narrows down the list based on cost, availability and date desirability. The concert committee, consisting of anywhere from 80 to 250 students, discusses this new list and evaluates the options
based on what they believe would be the most popular show among students in the greater UConn community. “It’s hard to not be biased because everyone has their favorite rapper or band, but we really work to pick the act that will sell the best,” said Ben Spiegel, a 7th- semester communications major and the concert chair for SUBOG. The board also has their hands tied to a certain extent, based on what the university will approve. After the long selection process, SUBOG’s agent talks with the artists people to discuss their needs and pricing. Then comes promotion and production. SUBOG helps with the setup of sound and staging equipment the morning of each concert. Performers must be shopped
for and catered. SUBOG members also help with show security and selling merchandise for the performer. The next SUBOG concert is October 29th, featuring Taking Back Sunday, The Main, and Bad Rabbits. “All of the bands are really excited to come,” said Spiegel. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the Jorgensen box office. This particular show will include such promotions as a digital camera giveaway, and a costume contest that is in the works. If you would like to get involved with SUBOG concert planning, the committee meets on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in room 104 of the Student Union.
Jorgensen Exhibit displays Indian Diaspora art
By Kim Halpin Staff Writer Beginning Sept. 19, the Jorgensen Art Gallery has been a host to the IAAC Erasing Borders: Indian Art of the Diaspora exhibit. The exhibit features works of art from over 40 different artists, all with a connection to the Indian subcontinent. The featured or guest artist is Natvar Bhavsar, an abstract and color expressionist artist. Many of the artists derived subjects from the 20th and 21st centuries when over 20 million Indians shifted countries. This change in culture created works that can be both reflective and
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integrated. No two works are similar, as the collection is comprised of paintings, drawings, photography, video, sculpture, print and installation. Through this variety of forms, figurative, abstract and conceptual themes emerge with the only congruent element being a tie back to Indian culture or experience. Upon looking at the collection as a whole, a viewer may be struck by the amount of reds, yellows and oranges. The warm and vibrant colors fill the exhibition space, vying for your attention. While the colors and materials might be uniquely or mostly Indian, the artists must recon-
cile two very different cultures, creating a multitude of layers. These are figurative in meaning and are manifested in literal ways in overlapping patterns, sequins and beads throughout many of the artists’ works. The subjects of the pieces are perhaps the most important aspects of the pieces, and include a vast range from disease, politics, identity, environment and racial issues. In the works by Talha Rathore, it is clear her focus is disease on both a biological and social level. With clear outlines of bacteria on a cellular level and maps that overlap and help shape these microbes, Rathore is able to make specific state-
ments about life on the Indian continent. Also of interest is Neil Chowdhury’s photographic representation of India through hundreds of individual snap shots. Chowdhury’s inspiration was to better understand the culture of his father, of which he knew very little. Of his work he says, “I hope to symbolize the merging of the actual lived journey with expectations I carried half a lifetime.” The merging of worlds and cultures is a recurrent theme in the collection, especially in political terms. Pallavi Sharma’s work is striking in that it literally takes baby dolls and paints them in differ-
ent camouflaging colors. Her emphasis is on the geopolitical arena and the effects that it can have on any human in the world. Anujan Exhikode said, “[Her] work deals with cultural, identity, displacement and memory,” which would apply to many of the other artists. Memories are representative of past times in India, but in a dream-sense and filled with uncertainty. One artist, Shrinivas Krishnan compiled a film and placed the screen in an old trunk suitcase. Entitled “When the Gods Came Down to Earth,” the piece
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After working up a sweat whipping your hair back and forth last night on the lip sync stage, who really cares about calories or those measly grams of fat this weekend. I mean, you earned it, right? Wrong. Well, maybe you deserve to raise a little hell after the hard work you invested into Homecoming festivities but that does not sanction binging of any sort. Football does not usually go hand-in-hand with healthy eating. They are more of polar opposites if you consider wings, beer and jalapeño poppers to be the staples of a ‘good’ tailgate. Some may even argue that half of game day fun comes from hopping tailgate to tailgate, befriending fans for the sole purpose of getting a taste of what they have sizzling on their grill. Although it may not seem to be the most convenient or sought after trends at Rentschler Field, healthy consumption of both food and alcohol is possible. By simply being conscious of what you are putting in your body, you can have fun without throwing your productive week of exercise out the window. Here are three waist-cinching tricks to try at your Homecoming tailgate.
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A tribute to boobies By Meagan Seacor Campus Correspondent
When we hear or see the word “boobs,” what do we think of? Men probably think of Pamela Anderson, the perfect size and shape (i.e. the fake boobs you see in movies) and possibly motor boating. Women think of what a pain in the ass they are, whether they are too big or too small, and how inconvenient it is that one day when we’re old, they’ll sag and drag with the rest of our body. But boobs, or breasts should I say, are actually quite phenomenal. Besides being influential physical features, boobs play an essential role in childhood development. Breast feeding is like giving your baby gold! A woman couldn’t give her child anything better as an infant than breast milk. Its nutrient and antioxidant rich, easier to digest than baby formula, and helps prevent diseases that can harm a baby’s immune system. You never think of breasts as being so special. But they are. Women take having boobs for granted, and men don’t appreciate them for what they’re worth out of simple lack of knowledge about their magical powers. But what happens when the life of those ‘boobies’ is suddenly threatened, and the life of the person who owns those same ‘boobies’ changes forever? In August of 2009, boobs impacted my life beyond what I could have ever imagined. I was living in Los Angeles at the time, and I can remember waiting and waiting for my
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parents to call and tell me the doctor’s diagnosis about the lump in my mom’s breast. They had assured me it was a small lump, and that the chances were it was nothing to worry about. The appointment was at 11:00 a.m., and I called every hour on the hour until finally at 4 p.m. my father answered the phone. I knew the results immediately. My mom said I was the one person she wanted to wait as long as possible to tell, because she knew what a mess I would be. She was right. All of a sudden my boobs, her boobs and all the boobs in the world had a completely different meaning. When you’re diagnosed, so is everyone around you. The months that followed were hard. She endured a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. The treatment was intense, and the recovery even more harsh. Thankfully, my mom was one of the many women who can now say she is a breast cancer survivor. My mom is my best friend, my idol, my hero and now, my inspiration. She was always a bold, brave woman, but during that difficult transformation, she became fearless. She embraced the changes her body was about to undergo knowing that her decision and strength throughout would only benefit her and her family in the future. Let us be inspired by the stories of the survivors, but even more encouraged by the stories of the women who were less fortunate. Let’s tell our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to get annual mammograms. Cancer doesn’t discriminate against age, race or ethnicity, which makes it even more imperative that we spread the word of importance around early detection. Let’s take care of ourselves by eating healthy, enjoying foods rich in anti-oxidants and making sure we get enough fresh air and exercise. Let us treat our bodies as shrines and stay away from anything that may be harmful to our health. And most importantly, let us be motivated to make a difference in our own lives and in turn, be the walking inspiration for each and every set of boobies around the world.
Diaspora resonates through art from EXHIBIT, page 7 clearly shows the displacement of culture and what one must to protect its survival. The collection will remain through Dec. 9 in the Jorgenson Art Gallery, which can be found on the lower level of the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.
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Hungry Husky Hummus and Veggie Sandwich By Megan Toombs Campus Correspondent Serves 1, prep time 5 minutes. In the mood for a good sandwich? Trying to eat healthier? Are you crazy about hummus? Imagine this: a toasted bread slice covered in hummus topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce followed by another toasted bread slice. Need some meat in your sandwich? Add some bacon and you’ll get a different, and healthier, version of the traditional BLT. The basics you’ll need: -A good amount of your favorite kind of hummus (My favorite is garlic!) -About 10 slices of cucumber -About 4 slices of tomatoes or 6 cherry tomatoes sliced in half -As much lettuce as you can fit, usually 3 leaves for me -Two slices of your favorite bread toasted The best part about this sandwich to me is that it can be altered to be the sandwich you want it to be. Add some raw zucchini instead of cucumber for the same crunch but different taste. Sick of romaine lettuce? Try spinach or arugula leaves instead. Don’t like hummus? Then use your favorite spread no matter how crazy from ranch dressing to pesto sauce or your traditional mayonnaise and mustard. Experiment with different types of bread like multigrain breads or even use a tortilla to make a wrap. And the best part about this sandwich is that it is something you can make at your apartment or on campus in one of the dining halls. The possibilities with this sandwich are endless!
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It’s easy to create a tasty and satisfying sandwich in only five minutes. Sandwiches are also easily personalised with your favorite meats, vegetables and other toppings.
Historians, students offer differing accounts of haunting of local cemetary
By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer
Naugatuck, Conn. may be a quiet town, but, it is the home of Gunntown Cemetery - a graveyard known for its unusual haunting. There have been many strange stories from visitors who explored the graveyard at night. Common claims include hearing ragtime music in the distance, seeing floating orbs and capturing images of a little boy climbing the stone wall around the graveyard, according to Naugatuck historians. They said it’s always the same stories surrounding the cemetery. “My friends and I walked through a trail near the cemetery. But even walking through
the trail we saw strange things like floating white specks. It was a clear night and they appeared in the middle of the path at our height level,” Aneil Matthew Younis, Naugatuck Valley Community College student, said. “Also I had my maroon car parked at the end of the trail and in the distance as we were walking closer we saw that the roof was tinted yellow and green. The whole incident was just weird and ridiculous.” Many kids and ghost hunters alike have braved nights at Gunntown cemetery, hoping to catch some type of paranormal activity. A common trend when visiting the cemetery is to take a series of photos in hopes of catching ghostly orbs. Demonologists, Ed and
Lorraine Warren, from the TV show “Paranormal State” have visited the cemetery and conducted a thorough investigation on the area, concluding that the graveyard is haunted. But despite all the talk, local Naugatuck historians do not believe that Gunntown is haunted. The cemetery was established in 1790 for town locals who supported the Revolutionary War and is the second oldest cemetery in the town. “I think it’s a lovely cemetery to visit and it’s also an important part of history,” Leslie Ramatowski, who works at the Naugatuck historical society, said. “If you want to learn more about the Revolutionary War, it’s a great place to
go. I’ve been to that cemetery on numerous occasions and I don’t believe it to be haunted.” Naugatuck historian Sandra Clark said, “I personally don’t believe it is haunted, but I have heard numerous stories of the music.” If people are curious to see Gunntown Cemetery, it is open to the public until sunset and tours from the Naugatuck historical museum are in the works.Today locals continue to explore the cemetery at night and mysteries and questions of the haunts still emerge. Take a chance and walk through the cemetery at night. What’s the worst that could happen?
Buddy Miller takes artist of the year at annual Americana Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The members of the Americana Music Association love Buddy Miller, and they reaffirmed that again Thursday night, naming him artist of the year in something of an upset over collaborator Robert Plant. Miller also took instrumentalist of the year, making him the night’s big winner at The Ryman Auditorium. Miller, a beloved Nashville player, beat out the Led Zeppelin frontman for the artist award after the two co-produced Plant’s “Band of Joy,” which won album of the year. That award goes to Plant alone despite Miller’s role in the sound booth and as band leader. “This is not right ...,” Miller said after winning artist of the year. Plant got the night’s biggest cheers, but the love for Miller was there throughout and should come as no surprise. He’s
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now won or shared with his wife, Julie Miller, 12 Americana Awards, including two artist of the year trophies, and serves as the awards show’s band leader. “I love this awards show, but I think we should change the name to The Buddys,” Emmylou Harris joked. Plant was embraced by the Americana community, a loose confederation of roots rockers, alt-country players and wayward folkies, when he won album of the year for Raising Sand” with Alison Krauss. He reaffirmed his passion for the style of music when he released “Band of Joy” last year. With Miller’s help, he put together a crack team of Nashville musicians and paid homage to early rock ‘n’ roll, blues and folk music. Plant and Miller were the night’s top nominees with Elizabeth Cook at three apiece. Along with his work with Plant,
Miller also teamed with guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz to release “Majestic Silver Strings” during the qualifying period. Plant first encountered Miller during a Harris concert in Dublin, Ireland. “I saw the consummate player of all the licks and the beauty and soliloquy of great American music that I’d ever heard in my life, all put together in one guy with a hat on, and I was flabbergasted,” Plant told the crowd. The two met again when Miller joined the “Raising Sand” touring band. Plant enlisted his aid with “Band of Joy” when a planned second album with Krauss fell through. “I said to the forces that be, ‘We can’t go anywhere without Buddy Miller,” Plant said, “and I don’t ever want to go anywhere without Buddy Miller.”
Pack your own cooler After smearing on your Husky war paint, clad in your blue and white swag, make sure to pack a cooler full of healthy food options. Heck, add this into your pre-game ritual for good! Between the heckling and drinking games, you are going to need a belly full of nutritious snacks in order to last all four quarters! Some easy nibblers include whole wheat pretzels with hummus, crudité platters and all-natural dried fruit chips. You will be less likely to overindulge on a basket of fries or nachos later on if you pace yourself with sustaining munchies. If you are a big burger or hot dog junkie, try switching from beef to leaner alternatives like veggie or lean turkey. Cut down on your overall caloric intake by going bunless or wrapping your meat of choice up in a big lettuce leaf. Not a fan of the low-carb fad? Opt for whole-wheat or whole-grain and be wary of your condiments. Liquid Calories According to “Eat This, Not That!,” Americans drink about 25 percent of the total number of calories they are supposed to eat in a normal day. This weekend, consider your choice of alcoholic beverages to trim down that personal intake number. Just because the label deems your drink “light” does not give you the green light for guilt-free guzzling. Aim for low-calorie or diet mixers with a reduced sugar count. Make sure to alternate alcoholic drinks with water to stay hydrated. In need of a healthy cocktail? Try making a vodka tonic with a sprinkle of your favorite Crystal Light flavor. Each packet has only 5 calories, plus the tonic water will help combat alcohol from dehydrating you! Portion Control Tailgates provide for mindless grazing. Instead of submerging your hand into the abyss of Chex-Mix, ration out a serving-size on a plate so you are aware of what and how much you are munching on. If you are preparing your own food, try making smallsized treats for innocent snacking. Sliders, for example, are just as tasty and fewer calories, not to mention a cute presentation. By packing your own food, watching what you drink and controlling portion sizes, you will be on your way to making healthier tailgate choices this weekend in celebration of UConn’s hopeful victory over South Florida. Let’s go Huskies!
Judge tosses Iraq vet’s lawsuit over ‘Hurt Locker’
EFILE - In this film publicity file image released by Summit Entertainment, Jeremy Renner is shown in a scene from, “The Hurt Locker.” A federal judge has dismissed a case filed by an Iraq war veteran who claimed “The Hurt Locker” was based on his experiences.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran who claimed “The Hurt Locker” was based on his experiences as a bomb disposal expert. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Nguyen ended Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver’s case against the producers of the Oscar-winning film, its screenwriter and director Kathryn Bigelow. Sarver sued over the film days before it went on to win best picture at the Academy Awards in 2010. He claimed screenwriter Mark Boal based the film on him and that Sarver was presented in a false light, which resulted in ridicule from fellow servicemembers. Nguyen rejected those arguments and ruled that Sarver was unlikely to win the case if it proceeded. “Here, the value of ‘The Hurt Locker’ unquestionably derived from the creativity and skill of the writers, directors, and producers who conceived, wrote, directed, edited, and produced it,” Nguyen wrote in her 22-page opinion. “The Hurt Locker was inspired by many soldiers I met and interviewed during my time reporting in Iraq and elsewhere,” Boal wrote in
a statement. “It was a disservice to all of those other soldiers for Sgt. Sarver to claim that he was the only soldier that was the basis for the hero of the film. I am glad that the Court has decided to dismiss the lawsuit.” Attorney Todd Weglarz, who represented Sarver, said he was disappointed by the ruling and intended to appeal it. “We are not going to stop representing the rights of Sgt. Sarver and other military members and the privacy of their families,” Weglarz said. He said Nguyen had issued a tentative ruling earlier this year that didn’t dismiss all of Sarver’s lawsuit, but her final ruling did. Weglarz said he thought the case should be decided by a jury. Tim Gorry, an attorney who represented the film’s financiers and producers Nicholas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, said Nguyen’s ruling reinforces First Amendment protections for filmmakers. “This should reduce the chilling effect that lawsuits such as this one have on creative expression for all the arts,” he wrote in an email. Boal and the producers have repeatedly denied Sarver’s claims and sought dismissal of the case. As part of Nguyen’s ruling, they were awarded attorney’s fees.
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Maestro Muti accepts $1M music prize in Sweden
STOCKHOLM (AP) — As a young conductor, Maestro Riccardo Muti would set his alarm at an unbearable hour and take the three-hour train ride between Florence and Rome just to hear Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson sing. On Thursday his quest came full circle when he arrived in Stockholm to pick up a $1 million prize established in the late singer’s name, an award that organizers say is one of the largest in the world of classical music. The 70-year-old Naples native is the second Birgit Nilsson Prize laureate, winning the 2011 award “for his extraordinary contributions in opera and concert, as well as his enormous influence in the music world both on and off the stage.” He received the award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a lavish ceremony at the Swedish Royal Opera later Thursday. “I’m honored and happy,” he told reporters before the ceremony. “It’s important because you realize that maybe you have done something important in your life, and people around the world recognize work that
you have done as a musician.” Muti is the second musician to receive the award, which was established by the Birgit Nilsson Foundation after her 2005 death. The prize was first awarded in 2009 to Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, a laureate Nilsson had picked herself but whose name was kept secret for nearly a decade before it was revealed. Nilsson, considered one of the greatest Wagnerian sopranos, never picked another winner, with a jury taking over the selection task once Domingo received his prize. And just like his predecessor, Muti also had special relationship with the Swedish opera star. “I’ve learned a lot from her way of singing and making music and her way of putting herself in front of the composer,” he said, jokingly recalling his early devotion to Nilsson’s music. Muti is currently the musical director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Previously he has conducted the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Philadelphia
Orchestra and Teatro alla Scala. “When I was a music director in Florence I took the train and I went to Rome just to hear Birgit Nilsson singing in concert form,” he said. “To wake up in the morning that very early to take the train was sort of a sacrifice that you do just for exceptional things. For Birgit Nilsson but not anybody else.” Earlier this year, the maestro defied doctors’ advice and took to the podium at Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera just five weeks after heart surgery following a fall from the podium while rehearsing in Chicago. He ended the performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco” by conceding a rare encore of the chorus and conducted the audience. The encore was a statement to politicians to protest the cuts in the Culture Ministry’s budget. Muti, who is also awarded for his participation in “The Roads for Friendship” project, staging concerts in locations such as Sarajevo and Beirut since the mid-1990’s, also spoke of the power of music and the importance of giving music to the world.
Philadelphia orchestra, musicians approve new contract
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra said a new collective bargaining agreement has been reached between the orchestra association and its musicians union. The tentative agreement reached last week has been ratified by players and approved by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association board. It will go Friday to the judge in the orchestra’s bankruptcy case who has the final say, the orchestra said in a statement released Thursday. In April, the renowned 111-year-old symphony became the first major U.S. orchestra to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Orchestra president and chief executive officer Allison Vulgamore said the agreement calls for cutting salaries and moving musicians’ pensions to a defined contribution plan from the current defined benefit plans. She declined to provide specifics on Thursday, shortly before the orchestra’s opening night concert and gala. A defined benefit plan provides a guaranteed
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monthly benefit for workers, while a defined contribution plan shifts responsibility for retirement planning and investing to workers, but doesn’t guarantee a specific amount of money based on years of service. Vulgamore praised the musicians for making sacrifices that will help the orchestra achieve long-term financial stability. A call to the Philadelphia Musicians’ Union for comment was not immediately returned. A day earlier, the national pension fund representing the musicians expressed opposition to the contract because it ends the orchestra’s participation in the pension fund. “In light of the trustees’ responsibility under federal pension law, the fund currently sees no alternative to litigation to protect the interests of all of its participating musicians,” Alan Raphael of the American Federation of Musicians and Employers Pension Fund said in a written statement released Wednesday.
Italian maestro conductor Riccardo Muti of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra holds his trophy after receiving the Birgit Nilsson Prize during the Birgit Nilsson Prize award ceremony at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday.
Apple in talks for iCloud for movies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple Inc. is in talks with Hollywood studios about offering a system that would allow people to buy movies on iTunes and watch them on multiple Applemade devices without the need to transfer or save files, according to two people familiar with the matter. Movies were a big omission from Apple’s so-called iCloud service, which launched on Wednesday. In a free update to its iOS mobile operating system, the maker of iPads and iPhones is now allowing for music, books and apps bought through iTunes to be automatically synced on multiple Apple devices without the need for a physical connection. TV shows can be bought and downloaded wirelessly on separate devices but can’t be synced automatically. The sticking point with movies was that several studios had to resolve contract issues with premium pay TV channel HBO, according to one of the people. Both people discussed the talks on condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing and Apple has not finalized agreements with all of them.
HBO secures the exclusive rights to show movies to paying subscribers during a period called the “pay TV window,” which begins a couple years after movies hit theaters. The ability to buy digital movies typically disappears when they first start running on HBO, mainly to encourage people to become subscribers. The exclusivity had barred online movie streaming during the window, making it difficult for Apple to stream a movie purchased on an iPhone or iPad through its Apple TV set-top box to one’s television. New agreements are needed to lift that restriction, but the waiver would only apply to digital movies bought before HBO’s pay TV window starts. “With every innovation that arrives, HBO has always found a compromise that has worked for both sides,” said HBO spokesman Jeff Cusson. Services such as iCloud save copies of your purchases online on distant computers, eliminating the need for personal data storage devices and the need to continually transfer files back and forth.
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Friday, October 14, 2011 I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Toast by Tom Dilling
Royalty Free Speech by Ryan Kennedy
Editor’s Choice by Brendan Albetski
Horoscopes To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
by Brian Ingmanson
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- There’s a break in the dam, but you have all the tools necessary to repair the damage and even create something positive from the flood. Get all the help you can. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Others find themselves attracted to your game. Take advantage of developing confidence to complete stagnant projects. There are new cards that can be played now. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Don’t follow your usual train of thought, or you’ll find the same old limitations. Ride a new train, slow or high-speed, to discover a new destination. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Disruptions at home could cause havoc at work. Friends are there to support you with extra loving. Cuddle up and listen. Your view isn’t the only one. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- A female shows you a missing puzzle piece. Don’t gamble (except in love). Keep spending under control, and don’t touch your savings. Do without one thing to gain another.
Mensch by Jeffrey Fenster
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -You’re smarter than usual for the next three weeks. Prioritize your obligations for best performance. Today’s not necessarily great for romance, so entertain your intellect. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -Avoid unnecessary arguments, even as you teach others to appreciate your perspective. Give yourself permission for some privacy. Access silence for real peace. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re more industrious than before. There’s an impulse to hurry, but there’s no need for it. It’s better to be methodical now and secure a job well done.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Distractions abound. You may need to regroup and redefine your goals. Don’t give up. The difficult part is just about over. Keep your eye on the mark. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 5 -- Take it slow today for healthiest results. Someone nearby may have a virus. You avoid mistakes with a slower pace, too. Leave travel and risks for another day. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Keeping your long-term goals in mind, conserve resources to get there with the least expense. Make sure what you’re building is solid. Love’s extra sweet when money flows.
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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- You may feel very aware of limitations. Discipline and persistence wear them down. Smile and answer truthfully. Don’t get intimidated, and it will soon pass. Your cool pays off.
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Huskies swim in annual Alumni Meet By Krishna Scully Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s swimming and diving team will be competing in its first meet of the season in Storrs at the Alumni Homecoming Meet. “The team has been working very hard and this year and they are closer than ever,” said junior swimmer Nicole Frost. “With our great assistant coaches and the positive mental attitude that the team possesses, I think the team is going to do extremely well this year.” Samantha Cisneros, a senior and veteran member of the team mentions a few training strategies during the offseason. “We spend a lot of time cross training besides swimming, such as running, lifting weights and stadiums,” Cisneros said. “This year we also started training hard right away and starting off in great shape is going to help us be ready to compete from day one. I expect to contribute individually in my sprint events and help out underclassmen understand the competition at a collegiate level. Based on how we have been training, we expect to perform the best our team has ever performed.” Head coach Bob Goldberg
will be entering his 23rd year of coaching and will be working alongside John Bransfield who is coming off yet another successful season. Bransfield is entering his 14th season directing the UConn diving program. Also contributing to the team’s success will be the assistant coaches Tyson Hurst, Janelle Atkinson and Ilya Larin. “I remember a professor I once had in college tell us about being a professional, and that in your 40-year career you can do one thing, 40 times over, or have 40 great and new experiences over that same time,” Goldberg said. “I have always tried to remember that philosophy and have it guide me through my years of coaching. In each and every year at UConn as the head coach of the Huskies, I have reminded myself of that approach and respected it. While certainly there are many things that I know work, and out of necessity we `recycle’ those successful ideas and things, I hope I can always add a new wrinkle to the week and to the year, and by doing that keep the team, and myself, fresh and excited!” The meet will take place on Saturday at noon.
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A UConn swimmer participates in the backstroke event during a Jan. 22 meet against Seton Hall. This weekend, the Huskies start their season off with the annual Alumni Homecoming Meet.
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By Matt Stypulkoski Staff Writer
The UConn volleyball team looks to pick up its first Big East win Saturday against St. John’s. Coming off a win against Fordham 3-1 Tuesday night, the Huskies will try to snap their five-match conference losing streak and get over the .500 mark against the Red Storm. UConn currently sits at 10-10 on the season and 0-5 in the Big East. Like the Huskies, the Red Storm is also 0-5 in the Big East this season. St. John’s has struggled lately, losing seven straight matches and eight of their last 10, limping to a 9-13 record on the season. The last time these two teams faced, the storyline was the same, as both entered the match without a win in conference play and had been struggling prior to the meeting. The Red Storm won the match in nail-biting fash-
ion, defeating the Huskies in five-sets by scores of 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 16-25, 15-12. But this time, if the Huskies play their game, coach Holly Strauss-O’Brien believes that this could be a golden opportunity for her squad “We’ve got to play as a team, we’ve got to sideout at a high percentage and we’ve got to convert our digs into kills and serve tough,” said Strauss-O’Brien. “And I think we could get our first Big East win.” As always, the Huskies will rely heavily on the play of Jordan Kirk and Mattison Quayle to pick up kills, and on Kelsey Maving on the defensive side of the ball. Quayle, a junior outside hitter, comes into the match feeling confident after posting a 21-kill night Tuesday against the Rams. The match is set for 7 p.m. Saturday in Gampel Pavilion.
But all of that did happen, and now as the 2011-12 season is set to kick off, the mood around campus has pulled a complete 180 compared to last year. Kemba and Maya may be gone, but both teams’ are returning rosters loaded with experience and talent. The men’s team is a favorite to repeat as national champions and the women’s team should have the talent to reach its fifth consecutive Final Four. If last year taught us anything, however, it’s that there’s no way to be sure how things will go down in the end. Both the men’s and women’s teams are faced with the same issue – how do you deal with losing your star player? Kemba Walker was the heart and soul of last year’s team. He set the tone on and off the court. Maya Moore was the same for the women’s team. No matter how confident you are about the returning rosters, these are big losses and they will be felt. Someone will have to step up to fill the
Colangelo: Ryan Torain is worth the pick-up but get rid of Ladanian Tomlinson
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Even if you are secure with the quarterback position he is worth the pickup because not only will he surprise many people this year, but his trade value will also be high, especially if he finds some early success. Tebow is available in almost 60 percent of Yahoo! Leagues, but he will not be for long. Victor Cruz: The Giants wide out has not only been wowing us with some incredible catches on Sports Center, but has also been turning some heads in fantasy football. Cruz is looking like one of Eli Manning’s new favorite targets after catching eight passes for 161 yards and a touchdown last week against Seattle. Over the last three weeks Cruz has been averaging nearly six receptions per game as well as 123 yards per game. He has also had three touchdowns in the last three weeks. This week the Giants are playing the Bills, whose suspect secondary has allowed the seventh most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Earnest Graham: Although Graham has not had a significant season since 2007, the 31-year-old running back will
most likely return to the role of feature back for a short stint after being mainly a fullback and 3rd-down back for the past few years. Tampa Bay’s starter LeGarrette Blount, who is recovering from a knee injury, did not practice with the Buccaneers on Wednesday and is expected to miss Sunday’s game. The Bucs are playing New Orleans this Sunday, a favorable matchup for Graham since the Saints have allowed running backs to march all over them this season, giving up the 11th most fantasy points to running backs this season. Graham is available in 77 percent of Yahoo! Leagues. Ryan Torain: Another injury means another chance for a young running back to shine. The Washington Redskins’ Tim Hightower has a shoulder injury, which will most likely give Torain the starting job. In week four against the Rams, Torain had 19 carries for 135 yards and a touchdown. The Redskins are playing the Eagles this week, normally a mismatch, but the panicking Philadelphia squad has given up the most fantasy points to running backs so far this season. Torain is available in about 40 percent of Yahoo! Leagues.
Players to Drop: LaDainian Tomlinson: Tomlinson and the Jets are struggling this season and LT’s lack of production may be correlated to the Jets recent slump. This season Tomlinson has had a measly 22 touches and only five in the last two weeks. Last Sunday against the Patriots Tomlinson had 13 rushing yards on two rushes and one reception for two yards. This is not the LT we are used to seeing and this trend does not seem to be changing in New York, which could be a very underwhelming season for the once prolific fantasy star. There are better options out there for running backs in free agency, leave him on your watch list in case the Jets make some changes, but as of now he is just eating up a very valuable roster spot. Kyle Orton: There is a new sheriff in town in Denver and his name is Tim Tebow. Orton is out and the young QB from Florida is now No. 1 on the depth chart. If he was on your team on the first I’m not really sure why. Orton averaged only 195.8 yards per game, throwing eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Pick up Tebow.
void eventually. But on the bright side, talent won’t be a problem, and both teams have brought in strong freshmen classes to add to the mix. The women’s team will also benefit from the return of Caroline Doty, who was relegated to a player coach role after tearing her ACL for the second time. But games aren’t played on paper. UConn fans need only think back two years, when the men’s team started the season ranked No. 12 in the country. Look how that turned out. So as basketball season officially kicks off tonight, none of us can be sure what to expect. But what we can be sure of is that the pieces are in place, the programs are well positioned to achieve their goals this year, and the atmosphere at First Night will likely be the most electric its been in years. Oh what a difference a year makes. You can follow Mac Cerullo on Twitter @MacCerullo.
Conference re-alignment not on the Huskies' minds, only thing that matters is this game from WE, page 14 The first section was a three-game home stand that included Michigan State and California. The next was the four-game road trip that brought the team to Tulsa and Boston. The third block was the start of the Big East schedule, and the final section includes tomorrow’s game and three following before the team travels to South Orange, N.J. to finish up its season against Seton Hall. “This is the last home stretch,” Wasserman said. “It’s great that we’ve built ourselves a bit of a cushion but that doesn’t mean we can take our foot off the gas.” “Every day before practice, coach Reid stresses the point that we got off to a good start so the big part of it now is ending on a good note,” Blake said.
The matchup between the two may or may not be the last as conference rivals, but no one on the team is thinking about conference realignment right now. “The fact that we’re inseason and our schedule is solidified already, it doesn’t really apply to us right now,” Wasserman said. “Right now, this is just another Big East game.” “That’s a presidential decision,” Reid said. “I’m worried about beating Pitt on Saturday.” The teams will square off tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. “It should be an exciting game,” Wasserman said. “Hopefully we get a good crowd.”
» WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Penn State Nationals on tap
By Krishna Scully Campus Correspondent
The UConn women’s cross country team will be competing in the Penn State Nationals today in State College, Penn. The Huskies will face 28 teams, three of which are nationally ranked. “This is a huge opportunity for us to see how the team can compete in another top race,” said head coach Andrea Grove-McDonough. “We will be facing three nationally ranked teams in No. 19 West Virginia, No. 20 Penn State and No. 26 Duke. At the Griak we were only 14 points behind Penn State and it would be great to see if we can make up those points and come ahead this week. It will be a great challenge competing at their home course.” UConn will need strong performances out of everybody, as junior Alison Cooper is injured with a stress fracture and will be out for some time. Running in this meet will be seniors Heather Wilson, Meghan Cunningham and Courtney Dinnan, junior Shauna McNiff, sophomore Allison Lasnicki and freshman
Lindsay Crevoiserat. “Honestly, I feel ready to go up against the national level competition,” Lasnicki said. “Our practices have been going great lately and everybody is working together to move the whole team forward. Our tempo workout was probably the biggest indication for me that our team is maturing and improving because everybody ran a lot faster than we have previously and we were all able to push each other through the rough patches. We are excited to show what we can do.” Coach Grove-McDonough has confidence in Crevoiserat and McNiff and their ability to close the gap between UConn’s current No. 1 runner, Lauren Sara. “I’m looking forward to the meet,” GroveMcDounough said. “Our top three runners need to perform like they have been all year and we have a few members of the team that have the ability to take the fifth and sixth spots. We need an allusive fifth person to step up and be a leader in that group of runners and we have four that can easily step into this role.”
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Friday, October 14, 2011
Wolf beats Cardinals, Brewers even series
ST. LOUIS (AP)—Randy Wolf outfoxed the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings to earn his first postseason win at age 35 and the Milwaukee Brewers got two more hits from Ryan Braun in a 4-2 victory Thursday night that evened the NL championship series at 2-all. Matt Holliday and Allen Craig homered for the Cardinals, representing their only runs in the last 16 innings. Francisco Rodriguez allowed a hit in the eighth and John Axford finished for his second save of the series and third this postseason. The Brewers ended an eight-game road losing streak in the postseason dating to the 1982 World Series opener at St. Louis. Jaime Garcia faces Zack Greinke for the second time in the series in Game 5 Friday night. Either way, the NLCS will be decided back at Miller Park. Jerry Hairston Jr. doubled twice with an RBI and Wolf hit one of the Brewers’ five doubles. Braun is batting .471 (16 for 34) in the postseason with two homers and nine RBIs. The Cardinals needed more heavy duty from their bullpen, too, after Kyle Lohse, pitching on
12 days’ rest, failed to make it out of the fifth. Albert Pujols was a quiet 1 for 4 for St. Louis, which was 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position and is 0 for 15 after the first inning of Game 3. Wolf kept the Cardinals off-balance with soft tosses and retired 13 of his last 15 hitters in his fourth career postseason start. It was a huge improvement from Game 4 of the NL division series at Arizona in which he surrendered seven runs in three innings. Wolf also struggled in his last two regular season starts, allowing 10 runs in 11 2-3 innings. For the fourth straight game, the Cardinals had to lean heavily on their relievers. Lohse sailed through three innings and then allowed three doubles and three runs to his last eight hitters, and was charged with three runs in 4 1-3 innings. St. Louis relievers have worked 17 1-3 innings in the series. Two of Cardinals manager Tony La Russa’s moves paid off. Bumped down one spot to fifth, Holliday hit his first postseason homer and doubled.
» MEN'S HOCKEY
UConn travels to West Point
By Willy Penfield Staff Writer
After taking a loss and a tie in the first week of play against Bowling Green, the UConn men’s hockey team is back on the ice tonight at West Point against Army. The action kicks off at 7 p.m. as the Huskies continue their five game road trip to open the season. It wasn’t easy for the Huskies on the road last season with a record of 7-13-2, but it is a new season and they will look to improve. The Huskies, who went down 2-1 in the first game and tied 4-4 in the second, will look for their first victory of the season against the Black Knights, who dropped their first game of the season 8-1 to Union. Brent Harris was the team’s top performer last weekend with three goals and the Huskies will need more of that to win tonight. His three goals almost have him halfway to his freshman year total of eight just two games into
the season. His stellar performance against Bowling Green earned Harris the honor of being named Atlantic Hockey Association Player of the Week. In 2010, the Huskies went 2-1 against the Black Knights, sweeping them at West Point, 3-2 and 4-2, and dropping the only matchup in Storrs, 5-3. Their last loss at West Point came in January of 2010 when they dropped a matchup 5-0. Goaltender Garrett Bartus will be a key to victory against the Black Knights. His play was superb in the two game series against Bowling Green, despite allowing five goals in two games. Bartus made 78 saves in those two games, giving him a 93.9 save percentage. The defense will have to do a better job of limiting the shots on Bartus because you will not win many games when your goalie is peppered with an average of 41.5 shots per game.
» WOMEN'S HOCKEY
Huskies ready for a dogfight
By Tyler Morrissey Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s hockey team will take on the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs this weekend at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 6 in the nation. This will be the Huskies’ first game of the season against a ranked opponent. Last weekend UConn lost to St. Lawrence by a final tally of 4-1 and tied Clarkson 3-3. Transition game will be one of the keys to victory this weekend. Head coach Heather Linstad said, “We need to create more turnovers, step up transition game and capitalize. We’re not winning as many battles and when we do, we have to turn them into odd man rushes.” However Linstad was impressed by her team’s performance in the game against Clarkson. “Two of the goals we scored against the Knights were on transition plays and we did some good things on offense in Sunday’s game,” said Linstad. Don’t expect many changes to the lines as UConn heads into the series with the Bulldogs. “As long as we keep it simple, we’ll be fine; we just need get comfortable and build confidence on Sunday’s performance,” said Linstad. As for special teams, the Huskies have shown some improvements on the power play, but still have some work to do on the penalty kill. “We capitalized on a 5-3 opportunity against Clarkson which was nice but our penalty kill needs be run better,” said Linstad. Senior goalie Alexandra Garcia made 38 saves in last week’s contest against Clarkson but also let in 3 goals. However, the goaltenders
do not always receive 100 percent of the blame for the goals they let up. “This is a team effort, the defense needs to tighten up especially around the net,” said Linstad. So far this season UConn’s opponents have scored 11 times on 116 shots, compared to the Huskies who have scored only 7 times on 80 shots. “Our defense is doing a fairly good job, not getting beat on 1 on 1 battles, we just need to play with a collective effort,” said Linstad. Minnesota Duluth comes into Storrs with a 1-1-0 record after splitting a weekend series against Boston College last week. The Bulldogs are 2-0 all-time against UConn with no goals against. UConn will have to contend with the high-powered Minnesota Duluth offense, especially senior forward Haley Irwin. So far this year Irwin has recorded 14 points and is on a 7 game scoring streak. In order for UConn to pull off a victory against Minnesota Duluth they will have to force the Bulldogs to play a defensive game. “The Bulldog offense is based on turnovers in the neutral zone. We can’t turn the puck over on offense, and we need to make them play defense. If we protect the puck and create opportunities down low we can succeed,” said Linstad. UConn will play its next four games at home before going on the road again. “This past road trip was a nice trip, even though our record did not reflect that, I feel we are moving in the right direction and will continue to move in the right direction,” said Linstad. The puck will drop against Minnesota Duluth Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturdayat 4.
Milwaukee Brewers' Craig Counsell (30), Yuniesky Betancourt (3), Jerry Hairston Jr. and Nyjer Morgan (2) celebrate after Game 4 of baseball's National League championship series.
TWO Friday, October 14, 2011
Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Oct. 26 Pittsburgh 8 p.m.
Nov. 5 Syracuse TBA
Oct. 18 West Virginia 7 p.m.
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Nov. 19 Louisville TBA
Nov. 26 Rutgers TBA
Men’s Soccer (12-0-1) Tomorrow Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
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Oct. 22 Oct. 26 Georgetown Marquette 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 West Virginia 7 p.m.
Christmas games could be doubtful
NEW YORK (AP)—Commissioner David Stern said his “gut” tells him there will be no NBA basketball on Christmas without a labor agreement by Tuesday. That day, when owners and players are scheduled to meet with a federal mediator, is a “really big deal,” he added. Owners will then open two days of board meetings Wednesday, and without an agreement to bring them, Stern believes further cancellations are coming. “Right now, Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday, just before my owners come into town, having brought in the labor relations committee and Billy (Hunter) having brought in his executive committee, it’s time to make the deal,” Stern said Thursday. “If we don’t make it on Tuesday, my gut—this is not in my official capacity of canceling games—but my gut is that we won’t be playing on Christmas Day.” Stern canceled the first two weeks of the regular season on Monday when the sides couldn’t reach a deal before a deadline he had set. Christmas is traditionally the first big day of the NBA season. This year’s three-game schedule features the NBA finals rematch between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. The sides will need to act quickly to save it. The talks have stalled over the structure of the salary cap system and the division of revenues between owners and players. They will meet Tuesday with George Cohen, the same mediator who tried to resolve the NFL’s labor dispute months before it eventually ended.
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Women’s Soccer (6-6-2) Today Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
Oct. 16 West Virginia 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 Providence 1 p.m.
Field Hockey (12-1) Oct. 16 Princeton 2 p.m.
Oct. 19 Boston U. 7 p.m.
Oct. 23 Syracuse 12 p.m.
Oct. 28 Rutgers 3 p.m.
Oct. 30 Princeton 2 p.m.
UConn rowing gets season started
Volleyball (10-10) Tomorrow St. John’s 7 p.m.
Oct. 29 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Villanova Georgetown Notre Dame 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.
Oct. 30 DePaul 2 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Oct. 28, 29, 30 Connecticut Championships All Day
Women’s Tennis Tomorrow New England’s All Day
Oct. 16 New England’s All Day
Oct. 18 Quinnipiac 2 p.m.
One-hundred-year-old Singh, originally from India now living in London, England, is competing in Toronto’s Waterfront Marathon on Sunday.
Oct. 28, 29, 30 Conn. Championships All Day
Men’s Cross Country Tomorrow Conn. College Champ. TBA
Oct. 21 CCSU Mini Meet TBA
Oct. 29 Big East Champ. TBA
Nov. 12 NCAA Northeast TBA
Nov. 19 IC4A Champs. TBA
Women’s Cross Country Tomorrow Conn. College TBA
Oct. 21 CCSU Mini Meet TBA
Nov. 12 NCAA Northeast TBA
Golf Oct. 15-16 Shelter Harbor All Day
Oct. 30, Nov. 1 Kiwah Island All Day
Rowing Oct. 22 Head of the Charles All Day
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Football (2-4) Tomorrow South Florida 3:30 p.m.
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Oct. 29 Head of the Fish All Day
Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
THE Storrs Side Men’s hockey takes on Army and football faces USF By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer Game to Attend: UConn football vs. Southern Florida. On Saturday the Huskies will host the Bulls in their homecoming game. The 2-4 Huskies are on a two-game losing streak, dropping games to Western Michigan two weeks ago, their last home game, and most recently at West Virginia last Saturday. Last week the Huskies lost 43-16 against the Mountaineers, giving up 33 points in the second half.The score at halftime was 10-9 in favor of the Mountaineers. The Bulls are coming into the game with 4-1 record after losing 44-17 last week against Pittsburg. The Huskies will look to get their first Big East victory this season at home as their record now stands at 0-1 in the conference. “We’re getting ready for the second half of our season,” said Huskies head coach Paul Pasqualoni in a recent. Kickoff will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Game to Follow: UConn men’s hockey at Army. Today the Huskies will open
Atlantic Hockey Association play as they make the trip to West Point, N.Y. to take on the Black Knights. The Huskies are coming off of a 4-4 tie last Saturday against Bowling Green. After being down 4-3 late in the third period forward Brant Harris scored the game tying goal with 1:51 left in the third period, his second goal of the night and third on the season. Goaltender Garrett Bartus had 41 saves in the game. With the tie the Huskies record stands at 0-1-1. The Black Knights are also in search of their first win on the season after losing 8-1 to Union last Saturday. Their record stands at 0-1-0. The game will begin today at 7:05 p.m. Number of the Week: 21. Junior outside hitter Mattison Quayle matched her career high with 21 kills against Fordham on Tuesday as the UConn women’s volleyball team defeated the Rams 3-1. The Huskies play again this Saturday at home against St. John’s.
The UConn rowing team will compete for the first time this fall on Sunday in Middletown, at the Head of the Connecticut regatta. An earlier event, the Head of the Riverfront in Hartford, was originally scheduled for Oct. 2, but due to the continuing flooding it was rescheduled for Nov. 6. After finishing fifth last year in the Big East Championship and sending three boats into semifinal races at the renowned Dad Vail Regatta, the team will look to use the short fall season to get new rowers adjusted and veterans accustomed to new lineups. The Head of the Connecticut has reached an agreement for the future where it will take place one week before the Head of the Charles. Consequently, this weekend will be the last event for teams to sharpen up before entering the acclaimed Boston race. UConn will also be racing there, so this Sunday will provide a much needed first competition to evaluate the team.
Berkman, Ellsbury earn MLB comeback player awards ST. LOUIS (AP)—Lance Berkman didn’t set out to prove the skeptics wrong. He just figured that, even after struggling through an injury-riddled 2010, he still had good years ahead of him. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder made that clear in 2011, hitting .301 with 31 home runs and 94 RBIs to win the National League comeback player award. “It doesn’t take long for people to move on to the next page, so to speak, in the game, and say, ‘Well, he’s lost it,’ or you’re never heard from again. You see it happen all the time,” Berkman said. Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury won the American League award. The honors were announced Thursday, and were picked by the 30 team beat reporters from MLB.com. Berkman was not in the lineup in Game F4 of the NL championship series on Thursday night, given his lifetime 3 for 32 showing against Milwaukee starter Randy Wolf. Berkman also had a bruise on right hip after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday’s 4-3 win over Milwaukee, and manager Tony La Russa said it was a good time to
give him a day off. The Cardinals led 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. The switch-hitter ranked in the top 10 in the NL in homers (tied for ninth), walks (fourth with 92), slugging percentage (fifth at .547) and on-base percentage (third with .412). An injured left knee played a big role in Berkman’s struggles in 2010, when the career .296 hitter batted .248 with just 14 homers and 58 RBIs in splitting time with the Astros and Yankees. Some believed that Berkman, now 35, was on the downhill side of his career. “I wasn’t thinking that I had to come back and prove people wrong,” Berkman said. “That wasn’t my attitude at all.” Berkman shed about 20 pounds over the winter while working with a personal trainer. In addition to a strong season at the plate, he was respectable in the outfield after playing most first base in recent seasons. He was a key player in the Cardinals’ remarkable run to the wild-card playoff spot after trailing Atlanta by 10 1-2 games in late August. “He’s just been a great player for our team,” La Russa said.
» INSIDE SPORTS TODAY
P.13: NBA Christmas games in doubt. / P.11: Huskies swim in annual alumni meet. / P.11: Wolf beats Cardinals, even series.
Friday, October 14, 2011
How quickly things change
WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE Huskies look to continue home winning streak
By Gregory Keiser Staff Writer
Mac Cerullo It’s amazing how quickly things can change. One year ago, the men’s basketball program was clouded by uncertainty. Coming off a disappointing season in 200910, expectations were low for a team that featured Kemba Walker and little else. When the team was introduced at First Night, coach Jim Calhoun couldn’t be there because he was defending his case before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. Meanwhile, the women’s program entered the year winners of 78-straight games and back-toback national titles. With Maya Moore back for her senior year, many wondered if the Huskies could run the table again. Nobody could have imagined how things would ultimately play out back then. Nobody could have predicted that Kemba Walker would elevate his game to the level he reached. Nobody could have predicted that the men’s team, and not the women’s team, would be the ones to ultimately bring home the national championship. And given everything that happened, could you imagine if the men’s team had been handed down a postseason ban for the program’s recruiting violations? That would’ve meant no Walker over McGhee, no five wins in five days at the Big East Championship, no heartstopping finish against Arizona in the Elite Eight, no trip to the Final Four and no national championship.
» CERULLO, page 11
Fantasy football shake-ups By Carmine Colangelo Fantasy Football Columnist We are only six weeks deep in to fantasy season and there have been quite a few shakeups in the landscape of fantasy football. A litany of injuries and depth chart adjustments over the past few weeks have altered many fantasy players’ lineups and have put some players in a state of roster based panic , but fear not because I am here to help with some pickups that can get players out of a rut in the coming weeks. Make the right moves now because solidifying your team in the early stages will make the latter half of the season work out smoothly. Players to Add: Tim Tebow: Finally Denver makes an intelligent football decision and decides to make Tebow their starting quarterback. I have no idea why it took them so long to give him a shot this season, but this could be a decent pickup for those in QB trouble. Although the Broncos have a bye this week, if you have spot to play with on your bench, pick him up. In his limited career, Tebow has already had five games with at least one touchdown passing and rushing. Last week Tebow, after coming in off the bench, threw for 79 yards and touchdown as well as running for 38 yards and a score against San Diego. To put it into perspective, he had more fantasy points than Tom Brady, Mark Sanchez and Jay Cutler last week. He might not put up the passing yards like those guys usually do, but his ability to run makes his fantasy stock very high.
» COLANGELO, page 11
The No. 1 UConn men’s soccer team (12-01, 3-0-1) hosts the Pittsburgh Panthers (4-8-1, 2-2) tomorrow in UConn’s third straight Big East game. The Huskies are coming off of a 0-0 tie to Notre Dame in South Bend and a 2-1 win over Providence that was “more difficult than expected,” according to junior defender Max Wasserman. Pittsburgh just finished a four-game home stand with a 2-0 loss to West Virginia. The Huskies and Panthers have not played a common opponent yet this year. 12-0-1, 3-0-1 Well below .500, the Panthers have not been competitive this season, but the Huskies’ last two Big East games have been tough, and as the No. 1 team in the country, the squad 4-8-1, 3-2 knows it has a target on back. Fri., 7:30 p.m. its“Every team wants to Morrone beat us. We can’t let down our guard,” freshStadium man goalkeeper Andre Blake said. “We’ve got to be locked in.” “It’s an important game. [Pittsburgh’s] going to be fighting,” coach Ray Reid said. The Huskies are approaching the final games on their schedule, with 13 games down and only five to go. In the preseason, Reid broke the season down into four blocks for the team.
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Sophomore forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf fights off a PC defender, UConn handed Providence a solid 2-1 defeat last night at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
» CONFERENCE, page 11
» WOMEN’S SOCCER
Pair of Big East teams on tap for UConn
By Ryan Tepperman Staff Writer
Fresh off a four-game road trip, the UConn women’s soccer team (6-6-2) returns home this weekend for games against Big East foes Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Both Pittsburgh and West Virginia are in the American division of the Big East, albeit on opposite ends of standings. The No. 24 Mountaineers (11-4-0), who UConn will take on Sunday at 1 p.m., is tied with No. 7 Marquette atop the division standings with a 7-1-0 record – though they own the tiebreaker thanks to a 3-1 Sept. 18 victory over the Golden Eagles. The Panthers, meanwhile, sits in last place in the American division standings with a 1-5-2 conference mark. UConn and Pitt will square off at 7 p.m. tonight at the Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in Storrs. The Huskies went 2-2-0 on their most recent road trip, maintain-
ing their .500 conference record. Their 3-3-2 mark in the Big East places them fifth in the American division, and ninth overall in the conference. Last weekend, UConn split its pair of games, beginning with a 1-0 win at USF. After playing a scoreless first half, midfielder Devin Prendergast blasted a shot in the 79th minute from just inside the 18-yard box that found the left-side netting. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Dulski stopped nine Bulldog shots en route to picking up her fourth shutout, and despite getting outshot 23-7, the Huskies held on for their third conference win. Sunday would be a different story, however, as then-No. 9/13 Marquette dominated UConn for a 3-0 win. The Huskies managed to get just four shots on net, to nine shots on frame by the Golden Eagles. Forward Maegan Kelly, who leads the Big East in goals (12) and
points (32) and is tied for first in assists (8), scored the game-winner for Marquette in the 34th minute. The Golden Eagles would then dominate the second half, outshooting UConn by a 15-2 margin. Katie Hishmeh’s first goal of the year in the 65th minute gave Marquette a 2-0 advantage, before Lindsey Page capped off the scoring with a goal in the 88th minute – assisted by Kelly. The Huskies’ defense will have their hands full again Sunday. West Virginia enters this weekend’s action third in the conference with a 2.20 goals per game average, and employs a balanced attack that features 10 players with two goals or more on the season. Following the showdown with the Mountaineers, UConn will have five days off before playing its final game of the regular season, when they travel to Providence on Saturday, Oct. 22.
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UConn’s Courtney Wilkinson-Maitland fights for the ball against a Louisville defender during the Huskies’ September 25 match agasint the Cardinals.
» FIELD HOCKEY
Princeton comes to Storrs to take on Huskies By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer
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UConn’s Chloe Hunnable moves the ball forward during a Oct. 1 match agasint Cincinnati this season.
After a pair of away victories for the UConn field hockey team, the No. 4 Huskies will return to Storrs this Sunday to play for their first home game in over two weeks against Princeton. Last weekend the Huskies traveled south to play at Georgetown on Friday and to New Jersey on Sunday to play Virginia. In the first game of the weekend, eight different Huskies scored as they defeated their Big East opponents, the Hoyas, 10-0. Both forward Chloe Hunnable and midfielder Alicia Angelini each struck for a pair of goals in the match. Backs Kim Krzyk and Allison Angulo combined for seven assists with four and three assists respectively. The Huskies would outshoot the Hoyas 22-3 on the day and goaltender Sarah Mansfield recorded her sixth shutout of the season. On Sunday, the Huskies visited the Cavaliers in a much closer match. With the
game tied at 1-1 going into the 68th minute, forward Marie Elena Bolles scored the game winning goal with three minutes to go, her eighth of the season. The game winning goal was assisted by Hunnable on a penalty corner. Hunnable also scored the Huskies first goal of the game; it was her 12th on the season. The Huskies outshot the Cavaliers 12-8 in the game and tied them in penalty shots with six apiece. With the pair of victories the Huskies record improves to 12-1 and 4-0 in conference play. The Huskies will host Princeton this Sunday, their first home game since they hosted No. 20 Louisville on Oct. 1. The Tigers are coming off of a 3-2 overtime loss against Wake Forest on Sunday. The Tigers are 5-6 this season and will play at Providence on Saturday before playing the Huskies. The game will begin Sunday at 2 p.m. at the George Sherman Family Complex. The Huskies are 7-1 at home this season.