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A SHOT AT REDEMPTION Field hockey faces North Carolina in a rematch of the 2007 National Semifinal game. SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: STUDENTS WHO JUGGLE PARTTIME JOBS WITH SCHOOL SHOULD BE COMMENDED Not easy to find balance between work, school and free time.
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The No. 5 UConn field hockey team is only two wins away from winning its first national championship since 1985. But to even reach the title game, the Huskies will first have to take down the nation’s top overall seed, North Carolina, in the national semifinal in Louisville Friday. The Huskies advanced to the Final Four after winning a pair of thrilling games at home last weekend. All four teams that earned the distinction of hosting the first two rounds of the national tournament have reached the semifinals. The winner of UNC and UConn will face either No. 2 Old Dominion or No. 4 Maryland in the title game. North Carolina (21-1) has dominated its opposition throughout the entire season. In rolling to a 21-1 overall record,
the Tar Heels outscored opponents by an astonishing 87-17 margin and crushed Ohio and Michigan in the first two rounds 4-0 and 5-1, respectively. But, the Huskies are confident in their ability to slow down the
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Louisville, Kent., 2 p.m. WHUS 91.7 FM nation’s most potent offense. They are anchored on defense by first team Big East goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield and the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Jestine Angelini. “We are very confident in our goalkeeping and defensive unit,” said head coach Nancy Stevens, who is seeking her
first national championship in 21 years at UConn. “Our backs are seniors, so they bring four years of experience to the game. We have been working hard on our defensive pressing in the attacking third of the field to neutralize UNC’s build up out of the back. Obviously, all these pieces must come together for us to win, but we are prepared to do just that.” UConn (19-2) has eight players that were named to the All-Conference team this season, but it will take a complete team effort to upset the Tar Heels. Offensively, the Huskies have been led all year by freshman phenom Chloe Hunnable, who is tied with Anne Juete for the team lead with 14 goals. Jestine Angelini, the team’s defensive stopper and penalty corner specialist, leads the team
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Forward Lindsay Kissinger faces off against Syracuse on Oct. 23. The Huskies will play the UNC Tarheels in the national semifinal on Friday.
Eco-Madness winners announced
By Elizabeth Bowling Campus Correspondent The four winning residence halls of this year’s Eco-Madness were announced Sunday at the end of this year’s UConn EcoMadness competition. Chandler and Lancaster Hall of West Campus reduced their water consumption by 20.2 percent, winning that category. Buckley won for reducing its energy consumption by 6.5 percent. Hicks and Grange Halls of East Campus won for greatest decrease in per capita usage of water by 29.1 gallons per student, and Hollister Hall, also known as Eco House, of West Campus won for greatest reduction in per capita usage of energy by 3.45 kilowatts per student. The competition, organized this year by Eco-Madness coordinator and Office of Environmental Policy intern Katie Kelleher, was a month. “Slowly the numbers tend to creep back up,” Kelleher said, “I hope we can continue the habits of the month to better the environment overall.” Kelleher hopes for a continued effort on campus for sustainability. Over time, being environmentally conscious can even save the school money,
Benefits for some grad assistants to be cut By Courtney Robishaw Staff Writer
email reminders to be mindful of their consumption. She plans to continue her motivational efforts even though the competition has ended. “We need to take responsibility for our buildings,” Reichle
The number of graduate students who receive tuition remission and health benefits in graduate assistantship programs will be cut, according to Charles Lowe, interim vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School. The cuts only apply to students who don’t teach or do research, Lowe said. “That group represents only 7.5 percent at most of all the GAs awarded in any given semester,” said Lowe. Graduate assistantships, which include teaching assistants and research assistants, are the most common form of financial support for graduate students, according to the UConn Graduate School’s website. Previously, each GA received a full waiver of tuition and Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance, according to the website. However, the change will only affect those graduate assistants who are not teaching, which
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Students from West Campus participate in the 2009 Eco-Madness competition. This year’s Eco-Madness winners, announced Sunday, include residence halls from West Campus, East Campus and Buckley.
Kelleher said. In regards to the outcome, Kelleher said that she wasn’t surprised Hollister won one of the categories. She also noted Buckley’s lead in three categories throughout the competition, though in the end, “other dorms bumped them out.”
Kelleher said the decrease in water consumption by Chandler and Lancaster Halls was “significantly higher than we’ve had in the past.” Hannah Reichle, volunteer “EcoCaptain” of Chandler Hall, was able to motivate her fellow residents with posters, fliers and
Program seeking to debunk beliefs about HIV By Katherine Tibedo Campus Correspondent Researchers are fighting the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, through behavioral intervention in high-risk men who are HIV-negative. Lisa Eaton, an assistant research professor at UConn, is working on research that targets men who have sex with men, a high-risk population for the spread of HIV. Her research, called “Think Twice,” specifically targets the belief that serosorting, or only having sex with people of the same
HIV status, is safer sex. Eaton’s research targets HIV-negative men, a unique aspect according to Kevin English, a research assistant working on the project. “What’s unique about “Think Twice” is it’s one of the first projects that looks at HIV-negative men, most look at HIV-positive men, and how to help them stay HIV-negative,” said English. There are several problems that arise with the belief that serosorting is an effective means of preventing HIV transmission. Uncertainty about a partner’s HIV status creates a significant risk. Routine HIV
tests often do not detect an acute HIV infection; men engaging in unprotected sex can still be at risk for HIV transmission even if both partners have HIVnegative results. Unprotected sex also leads to an increased risk of contracting other sexually transmitted inflections. The project is based on a one-time intervention designed to educate the participants. Following initial screening, 600 HIV-negative men will be randomly assigned to two forms of intervention: a serosorting, partner selection intervention or a time-match, CDC-based, post-
HIV test counseling, standardof-care. Researchers then track behaviors and beliefs of the participants, look for changes that indicated safer sex practices. Eaton predicts that one brief session of a serosorting intervention will result in less risk taking sexual behavior and greater knowledge and awareness of HIV transmission. English said he believes “Think Twice’s” approach is an effective method because it forces the participants to really think about sexual safety. He said, “It points out that having unprotected sex with only men of your same [HIV]
status is not safe.” The majority of HIV incidents involve men who have sex with men, according to a description of the project found on the National Institute of Health’s RePORT website. Think Twice addresses the need for behavior intervention in preventing the spread of HIV in this high-risk population. Eaton is part of the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) at UConn. The upcoming trail for “Think Twice” follows a pilot run in Atlanta.
What’s on at UConn this weekend... Friday: Writing Center Workshop 1 to 3 p.m. HBL, Undergraduate Research Classroom This session will help international students identify and correct common errors in verb tenses.
Saturday: Thanksgiving Break Nov. 19 to Nov. 27 Regular meal plans will shut down Friday after dinner. Students who wish to remain on campus should contact Dining Services to activate their meal plans. Dining Halls will reopen on Sunday.
Saturday: Football Game Kickoff at Noon Rentschler Field
Sunday: Men’s Basketball 1 to 3 p.m. XL Center
UConn will play the Louisville Cardinals. The game will be televised on SNY and broadcasted on WTICUConn Radio Network.
The Huskies will take on Coppin State. Call 1-877-AT-UCONN for ticket information.
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Officials remain confident in high-speed rail project
HARTFORD (AP) — The project manager for the proposed New Haven-to-Hartford-to-Springfield, Mass. high-speed rail line says the project remains on track, despite efforts by congressional Republicans to kill funding for President Barack Obama’s rail initiative. John Bernick said Thursday that Connecticut is “still in good shape” and has already received enough money to launch service from New Haven to Windsor in 2016. He said the state will continue to seek future funding to finish the upgrades up to Springfield. Obama had requested $8 billion in fiscal 2012 for his high-speed rail program, and $53 billion over six years. But Republicans have made it clear they intend to eliminate it because they believe it’s too costly.
Football coach charged in porn website case
WESTPORT (AP) — Westport police say a high school assistant football coach has been arrested on charges of giving a pornographic website access code to freshmen players. Police say 40-year-old Michael Pickering of Norwalk turned himself in to Westport officers Thursday after being notified they held a warrant charging him with three counts of risk of injury to a minor. Police say the warrant came after they interviewed several Staples High School football players and seized Pickering’s computer under a search warrant. The district’s superintendent had notified parents Wednesday in an email about the investigation, which the school’s student newspaper had reported on its website. Pickering was released on $50,000 bond. His attorney, James Saraceni of Norwalk, declined to comment Thursday.
More than 100 teachers being honored
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year and top educators in more than 100 local school districts are being honored in an awards ceremony in Hartford. David Bosso, a Berlin High School social studies teacher, won the statewide honor last month. Bosso and others who were their districts’ Teachers of the Year will be recognized Thursday night at The Bushnell. Bosso takes over as statewide Teacher of the Year from last year’s winner, Kristen Ann Record of Stratford’s Bunnell High School. He will travel next spring to Washington to meet President Obama and represent Connecticut in the national competition, whose winner will be selected in June 2012.
NY man wearing ‘I’m a drunk’ shirt accused of DWI
CORAM, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man wearing a T-shirt declaring “I’m a drunk” is facing DWI charges after a collision with a police car. Suffolk County police arrested 23-year-old Kevin Daly of Coram. They say he crashed into an officer’s vehicle at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. The officer was treated for minor injuries. Daly, who is unemployed, was wearing the T-shirt in a mug shot provided by police. It reads: “I’m not an alcoholic / I’m a drunk / Alcoholics go to meetings.” He was ordered held on $10,000 bail at his arraignment and was issued several traffic summonses. He was represented by an attorney from Legal Aid, which has a policy of not commenting on pending cases.
Skype adds Facebook video chatting to software
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet phone service Skype said Thursday that it will let users of its software make video calls to their Facebook friends and receive them, too. The free feature, released Thursday in a “beta” test version of Skype’s software for Macs and PCs, expands on an existing partnership between the companies. Since July, Facebook has allowed users with webcams on their computers to make Skype-powered video calls on the social-networking site. And it had already been possible to chat with your Facebook friends through Skype’s instant-messaging feature, though there wasn’t yet a video component. Skype lets users make calls, conduct video chats and send instant messages over the Internet. Its basic services are free, while users pay for services such as calling regular phones from a computer.
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ConnPIRG to hold zero waste tailgate By Katherine Tibedo Campus Correspondent Addressing the fact that 80.5 percent of UConn trash is dumped into landfills or incinerated, ConPIRG will host a zero waste tailgate this Saturday. Student advocacy group ConnPIRG will compost or recycle all waste generated by a tailgate they are hosting at this Saturday’s football game. The event is part of the group’s zero waste campaign that’s goal is for the university to be zero waste by 2020. Zero waste means that UConn would have an 85 to 95 percent deviation rate, meaning most of the waste generated by the school would be either
composted or recycled, with a mere 5 to 10 percent going into landfills or incinerators – a dramatic difference from the current practice. Equally important, explained 3rd-semester cognitive science major Laura Prendergast and 3rd-semester cognitive science and microcellular biology major Anita Reddy, Zero Waste co-coordinators is the cultural shift that occurs with a zero waste policy. “We have too much trash,” Reddy said. “Recycling and composting only treat the symptoms.” The Zero Waste campaign seeks to change what people think of as trash. As Marc Walsh, ConnPIRG campus organizer explained, part of moving to zero waste would include
changing university purchasing policies and removing trashcans from classrooms. “There wouldn’t be the option to throw it away,” Walsh said. “It would be recycle or reuse.” All waste generated at the tailgate this Saturday will be composted, recycled or reused. Compostable trash will be brought to Spring Valley Farm, a farm ConnPIRG found through Eco House. Volunteers will be stationed at trash stations sorting waste for composting or recycling. Volunteers will also be accepting waste brought into the event from other people tailgating to be composted or recycled. “We’re looking to attract students in and educate them about zero waste,” said Reddy.
This is the second year ConnPIRG has run the zero waste campaign and the group is confident in its success. A major part of the campaign is building student support. ConnPIRG student leaders hope the tailgate will attract students and build awareness about the zero waste campaign. Since zero waste is a cultural change more than anything, according to ConnPIRG student leaders, a lot of the support needs to come from the students. Thus far, student support includes 3,500 student petition signatures and an in progress Undergraduate Student Government resolution in favor of zero waste.
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Is economy best birth control? US births dip again
ATLANTA (AP) — The economy may well be the best form of birth control. U.S. births dropped for the third straight year - especially for young mothers - and experts think money worries are the reason. A federal report released Thursday showed declines in the birth rate for all races and most age groups. Teens and women in their early 20s had the most dramatic dip, to the lowest rates since record-keeping began in the 1940s. Also, the rate of cesarean sections stopped going up for the first time since 1996. Experts suspected the economy drove down birth rates in 2008 and 2009 as women put off having children. With the 2010 figures, suspicion has turned into certainty. “I don’t think there’s any doubt now that it was the recession. It could not be anything else,” said
In this Aug. 6, 2009 file photo, Nurse Jozie Kovar, checks the heartbeat of one of eight babies at Jamestown, N.D. Hospital.
Carl Haub, a demographer with the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization. He was not involved in the new report. U.S. births hit an all-time high in 2007, at more than 4.3 million. Over the next two years, the number dropped to
about 4.2 million and then about 4.1 million. Last year, it was down to just over 4 million, according to the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For teens, birth rates dropped 9 percent from 2009. For women in their early 20s, they
fell 6 percent. For unmarried mothers, the drop was 4 percent. Experts believe the downward trend is tied to the economy, which officially was in a recession from December 2007 until June 2009 and remains weak. The theory is that women with money worries - especially younger women - feel they can’t afford to start a family or add to it. That’s true of Mary Garrick, 27, an advertising executive in Columbus, Ohio. She and her husband, David, married in 2008 and hoped to start having children quickly, in part because men in his family have died in their 40s. But David, 33, was laid off that year from his nursing job and again last year. He’s working again, but worries about the economy linger. “It kind of made us cautious about life decisions, like having a family. It’s definitely something that affected us,” she said.
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Leaving water running, light pollution cited as biggest issues to overcome from ECO-MADNESS, page 1 said. “It’s at an individual level.” According to Reichle, residents leaving water running was the biggest “eco” issue to overcome. She also focused her efforts on energy consumption by calling on her building for
12 hours of no energy. That included shutting off the bathroom light. “Unfortunately there’s a lot of light pollution here, so every bit helps,” Reichle said. Eco-Madness hosted three “Trivia Nights” throughout the competition in the dining
halls of Buckley, Whitney and Towers dining halls, at which Kelleher quizzed students with questions like, “CFL light bulbs use what fraction of energy as regular incandescent bulbs?” The answer: 1/10. Kelleher used methods like Trivia Night to get word out
about being environmentally conscious. ResLife also helped her advertize with fliers. The winning dorm buildings will receive their icecream parties upon return from Thanksgiving break.
Team studied prior loss, season’s Positions would be paid student labor tapes to prepare for matchup rates, leading to high expenses from UCONN, page 1 with 40 points. UConn faced the Tar Heels last season, but fell by a score of 3-1. They have been studying that loss as well as hours of game tape from this season to prepare for the highly anticipated national semifinal game and a chance to play for the championship. “Our practices this week have been focused and intense,”
Stevens said. “Our team understands the effort it will take to win a National Championship. All four top seeds advanced to this year’s Final Four, so to be the best our team will have to play the best. Our eight seniors have been preparing for this moment for many years and our entire team looks forward to the challenge of playing No. 1 UNC.”
from BENEFITS, page 1 includes grading and coordinating, or conducting research. The change would mean that these positions would now be paid through student labor. The graduate students would be paid student labor rates rather than assistantship rates. This would lead to graduate students having a lot more expenses, according to Steven Mollmann, parliamentarian of the Graduate Student Senate. Students will also
now have to pay health insurance premiums out of pocket. This change is a result of discussions between the Graduate School, payroll, human resources, the office of the Chief Financial Officer and others at UConn, according to Lowe. Graduate students were notified of the pending changes at a recent meeting of the Graduate School Senate.
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The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever WASHINGTON (AP) – The rolls of America’s oldest old are surging: Nearly 2 million now are 90 or over, nearly triple their numbers of just three decades ago. It’s not all good news. They’re more likely than the merely elderly to live in poverty and to have disabilities, creating a new challenge to already strained retiree income and health care programs. First-ever census data on the 90-plus population highlight America’s ever-increasing life spans, which are redefining what it means to be old. Joined by graying baby boomers, the oldest old are projected to increase from 1.9 million to 8.7 million by midcentury - making up 2 percent of the total U.S. population and one in 10 older Americans. That’s a big change from over a century ago, when fewer than 100,000 people reached 90. Demographers attribute the increases mostly to better nutrition and advances in medical care. Still, the longer life spans present additional risks for disabilities and chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. “If I get stuck with something I can’t handle, I yell for the kids,” says Betty Mae Gutoski, 85, of Muskegon, Mich., who says she
expects to live past 90. After all, her father lived to 98. The colon cancer survivor lives alone and says she is “comfortable,” getting occasional help with yard work from her son and grandson, who live next door. Gutoski said in a telephone interview that she maintains her health by leading a busy life driving, grocery shopping once a week, sewing, visiting the senior center, volunteering and meeting her friends for lunch - but she acknowledges having some fears. “My big worry is becoming a burden on my family,” she said. Richard Suzman, director of behavioral and social research at the National Institute on Aging, which commissioned the report, said cases like Gutoski’s are increasingly common. Personal savings for retirement can sometimes be a problem, he said, if people don’t anticipate a longer life or one with some form of disability. An Associated PressLifeGoesStrong.com poll in June found that more than one in four adults expect to live to at least 90, including nearly half of those currently 65 or older. A majority of adults also said they expected people in their generation to live longer than those in
Nola Ochs, center, of Jetmore, Kansas, celebrates her 100th birthday with friends, family, and cake during halftime of the FHSU men’s basketball game at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays, Kansas.
their parents’ generation, with about 46 percent saying they expected a better quality of life in later years as well. “A key issue for this population will be whether disability rates can be reduced,” Suzman said. “We’ve seen to some extent that disabilities can be reduced with lifestyle improvements, diet and exercise. But it becomes
more important to find ways to delay, prevent or treat conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.” According to the report, the share of people 90-94 who report having some kind of impairment such as inability to do errands, visit a doctor’s office, climb stairs or bathe is 13 percentage points higher than those 85-89 - 82 percent versus
69 percent. Among those 95 and older, the disability rate climbs to 91 percent. Census figures show that smaller states had the highest shares of their older Americans who were at least 90. North Dakota led the list, with about 7 percent of its 65-plus population over 90. It was followed by Connecticut, Iowa and South Dakota. In absolute numbers, California, Florida and Texas led the nation in the 90-plus population, each with more than 130,000. Traditionally, the Census Bureau has followed established norms in breaking down age groups, such as under-18 to signify children or 65-plus to indicate seniors. Since the mid-1980s, the bureau often has released data on the 85-plus population, describing them as the “oldest old” - a term coined by Suzman. But some of those norms, at least culturally, may be shifting. Young people 18-29 more than ever are delaying their transition to work in the poor job market by pursuing advanced degrees or moving in with Mom and Dad. Older Americans, who are living longer and staying healthier than prior generations, are now more likely to work
past 65. On Thursday, the Census Bureau said it was putting out its study of the 90-plus age group at NIA’s request in recognition of longer life expectancies, which are just over 78 for babies now being born. By the time a person reaches 65, Americans are generally expected to live close to 20 years longer, up from 12 years in 1930. At age 90, their expectancy is another five years. “Given its rapid growth, the 90-and-older population merits a closer look,” said Wan He, a Census Bureau demographer who wrote the report. “The older people get, the more resources they consume because of health care, and disability rates significantly increase. This creates demands for daily care, and for families the care burden increases dramatically.” The findings come as a special congressional committee struggles to meet a Nov. 23 deadline to cut more than $1 trillion from the federal deficit over 10 years. Major sticking points are proposals to increase tax revenue as well as trim Social Security and Medicare spending, such as by increasing the Medicare eligibility age.
Yale professor uses video Conn. utility CEO out amid games as tool for sex ed post-storm criticism
By Cara Harvey Campus Correspondent Video games have been accused of inciting violence and shortening attention spans in youngsters, but now, a Yale professor is trying to use them to educate about sex. The Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention hosted Lynn R. Fiellin, associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Thursday, as part of its lecture series. Fiellin gave a lecture titled “The Game of Science and the Science of the Game,” which discussed the video game she is helping to develop, which helps inner city youth better understand the risks associated with sex. A video game offers a unique vehicle through which professionals can educate inner-city youths about the risks of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies that result from unprotected sex. Fiellin described the process she and her colleagues are using to develop this new type of video game. Fiellin explained how Farnam Neighborhood Help, which holds after school programs and weekend programs for innercity youth in New Haven, had been the site of many of her studies and interviews. Fiellin met with many of the youths there and discussed what the youths considered normal sexual activity and
risks of sexual activity. One discovery Fiellin and her colleagues made was how many of the inner city youth understood that pregnancy was a risk, because they had peers who had become pregnant. “Pregnancy is much more proximal to them, so if we can demonstrate that there is a risk of HIV and STDs resulting from the same behavior that causes pregnancy, it may be easier for them to imagine,” Fiellin said. After conducting the interviews, Fiellin and her colleagues sought a game developer and came to an agreement with Schell Games. Jesse Schell, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University and author of “Art of Game Design,” had both an academic approach to the project and a knowledge of video games. The video game, now in development, employs the use of what Fiellin calls an “aspirational avatar.” This type of avatar goes beyond just giving the player a physical representation of himself or herself. It forces players to imagine what their end goal is, what they want in the future, and what the best way to negotiate that is. “I used to love the game ‘Life.’ Just like I was invested in those two little plastic playing pieces, players of this game will be
invested in making good choices,” Fiellin said. The HIV prevention video game will target inner-city youth from ages 11 to 14. The goal of the game is to improve understanding of HIV and risky behaviors. Data will be gathered through game play, in order to give a better understanding of the players’ choices. Fiellin described how an appropriate place for the video game to debut may be in schools, where the students would feel that playing video games would be a respite from academia. Fiellin explained that if they felt it was relaxing, they might not notice that they were learning so much from the game. Ultimately, the goal of producing the game is to delay the initiation of sexual activity, according to Fiellin. “If it’s effective or if components of it are effective, it can be models for other games, whether it be to educate about teen drinking, driving, smoking or something else,” Fiellin said. Though it seems a great deal of work and research has been put into the project, there is still one component missing. “We don’t have a name yet, so if anyone has a brilliant name, let me know,” said Fiellin.
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Scott Slifka, the mayor of West Hartford, where power was out for some customers for 10 days or more, said Butler’s name “really entered the local consciousness here in the last couple of weeks” and news of his resignation had spread quickly. “I do think maybe it’s a sign that CL&P is starting to take some accountability for its actions,” he said. “But his resignation will be only as good as the reforms that come with it. This wasn’t about one man. It was about an entire company that needs to make systemic change.” Butler had publicly promised that 99 percent of customers would have their electricity restored as of eight days after the storm. However, that pledge fell short, prompting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to criticize the company for its handling of the restoration efforts. Malloy accused CL&P of failing its customers by breaking self-imposed deadlines to restore power. He said he spoke with Shivery and demanded changes be made in how the utility is managed. Malloy had put together a special committee to examine the response by utilities, state and local governments and others after Connecticut was hit with the remnants of Hurricane Irene. He later
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Students who juggle part-time jobs with school should be commended
here’s no doubt about it: it’s tough to juggle schoolwork and a job in college. Many students have to work part time in order to pay for school, living expenses, food and entertainment. Students work on campus, wait tables, bartend, babysit and do odd jobs just to stay afloat. Working while in school takes a great deal of free time away and can negatively affect grades if students don’t find a balance. We should commend those students who are able to strike that balance and fulfill all their responsibilities. A survey conducted by the National Center for Education Studies identified 45 percent of full-time students work while attending college. The number is even higher for part-time students: 79 percent are employed, with most balancing full-time hours at work with their academic career. “Well, it’s kind of a necessity, I need to work obviously to pay my rent, food and everything else,” said Amanda Cook, a 7th-semester communications and journalism double major. Many students choose to work between classes by choosing jobs on campus, and those students benefit from not having to commute far between the classroom and job site. Besides being flexible with student’s class schedules, on-campus jobs offer students skills they can use in their future careers. However, finding balance between work, school and other areas in student’s lives is a significant hurdle. For many students, work and school have to coexist, but the key to balancing multiple commitments lies in time management “Getting enough time to do my homework and going out and making time for a social life and homework, that’s the biggest challenge. I like my situation now that I work part-time. It’s harder because I don’t make as much money, but it’s so much easier to get better grades and do better in school,” Cook said. The way to keep school and work balanced is to maintain a realistic mindset. Students may want to work and go to school, but there is only so much they can do as a student and part-time employee. While having a job may take some of the burden off of their parents, help them pay for school and give them some extra spending cash, they have to remember that students are in college to get their degree. If they’re making unsatisfactory grades or having trouble juggling school and work, they may not be able to do both and might have to go back to their No. 1 job – being a student. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
Coach K may have gotten his 903rd win the other night, but I got my 200th InstantDaily yesterday. I think those accomplishments are just about equal. Where’s a freak snowstorm when you need it!? #MidtermWoes Thanksgiving is like a last dinner for me. I get to spend time with family before finals kill me. Now that break’s here, I can finally catch up to only being three weeks behind in readings! Thank you West for shutting off the water in the middle of my shower. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. That awkward moment when you tell the random student sitting across from you in Homer that she had toilet paper hanging out the back of her jeans. I know the toilet seat I got you last year was awesome, but I thought a mention in InstantDaily might be better. Happy Birthday! Literally just watched a guy at the library pick his nose, then eat his boogers...If it wasn’t time for break already, it is now. I get it InstantDaily, thinking you are cooler than squirrel jokes. This is my signature walk, and this is what’s going to make me famous.
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Explanation required for rejected prayer on memorial
his year, faith has been an uncomfortable subject on Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where our nation’s most treasured monuments are located. Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, part of the federal Department of the Interior, has rejected a Congressional bill that would add President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the National World War II Memorial. On Nov. 3, testifying before a subcommittee of the House of Representatives, Abbey argued that “altering the Memorial in this way ... will necessarily dilute this elegant memorial’s central message and its ability to clearly convey that message to move, educate and inspire its many visitors.” It’s interesting how adding the words from one By Arragon Perrone of the 20th century’s most gifted orators, Commentary Editor announcing one of the largest invasions in human history, would “dilute” the memorial. Is this because the speech mentions God? One can argue that adding more text to the monument violates the integrity of the original artistic work. In his remarks, however, Abbey instead provides an ambiguous criticism of religious expression. FDR delivered the radio speech in question on the evening of June 6, 1944, while Allied forces invaded Nazi-controlled France. To open his speech, President Roosevelt requests something that today’s secular humanists would find appalling: “I ask you to join with me in prayer ...” A contemporary politician who uttered such words might be labelled an uneducated bigot urging violence in the name of religion. But President Roosevelt was a Harvard-educated Democrat. He was simply asking a majority religious population to join together, praying for the well-being of its troops.
To the modern audience, President Roosevelt’s words may seem like an unacceptable violation of the separation between church and state. Within this audience, some secular humanists may believe that religiosity is dangerous and irrational and, therefore, is undeserving of inclusion on a national memorial. To these individuals, Roosevelt tops both George W. Bush and Rick Perry in obliterating secular principles. Secularists complained that President Bush launched a crusade when he invaded Iraq. FDR seems to have beaten him by 60 years, directly asking the American people to have “faith in our united crusade.” Secularists complained when Texan Governor Rick Perry held a national day of prayer. Roosevelt seems to request something even more appalling. “Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of prayer,” Roosevelt states. “But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer.” Roosevelt does not seem to endorse a day of prayer; shockingly, he actually urges a national life of prayer, at least until the war’s end. Abbey, a top federal official, fails to clarify on what grounds he opposes the changes. His words suggest that he disagrees with the prayer’s inclusion not because it would damage the meaning of the original work, but because its religious content is undesirable. As an official whose bureau’s opinion represents the President’s, he ought to clarify the department’s policy regarding the display of religious material on federal monuments. Then, Americans can decide whether they agree with the government’s rationale. By not clarifying his reasoning, Abbey risks sounding intolerant of the nation’s religious heritage. He might as well have sent a letter to Congress, arguing the following:
Dear House of Representatives, This legislation promotes offensive language that would clearly distress visitors to the World War II Memorial. Though the memorial says it is dedicated to the Greatest Generation, we really understand that it is about us, the educated citizenry of the 21st century. We no longer believe the quaint philosophies to which previous generations professed. The memorial is really about appeasing our modern sensibilities and allowing us to sentimentalize our ancestors’ sacrifice in a comfortable environment. This religious material embodies superstitious nonsense that promotes ignorance rather than science, and for the common good must be censored from public spaces. In modern society, we cannot allow glorifications of ignorance to pollute our elegant memorial. We must retroactively purge references to religion in American history, ignoring the religious-themed contributions that past leaders made. We must teach our children a narrative that never existed so that they profess a single ideology. I expect that no rational individual would disagree with my opinion. Respectfully Yours, Robert Abbey. Until Abbey, or another federal official, clarifies the government’s policy concerning the display of religious texts, Americans can only speculate that the federal government holds religious expression in contempt. If the federal government supports the secular humanist criticism of religion, then it should say so. When that occurs, it will be up to the American people to decide whether this is a philosophy they want their government to represent.
Commentary Editor Arragon Perrone is a 7th-semester English and political science double major. He can be reached at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu.
American schools shouldn’t rely on testing as measure of success
he purpose of education is to improve the knowledge and intelligence of a human being. Unfortunately, our current system focuses on improving efficiency and performance through grading and standardization, rather than intelligence itself. This approach to education, supposedly to prepare students for the job market, limits creative By Chris Viering thinking and innovation and Staff Columnist is guaranteed to produce weaker students. The route we should follow is toward truly educating students, through working within academic subjects, rather than through tests and grades. The push in recent years has been toward increased standardization and rigorous testing, with federal funding tied to performance on these tests. Standardized testing, even testing in general, has traditionally been seen as a way to gauge the knowledge and performance of students in different subject areas. Standardized tests, by definition, stifle creativity. They prescribe a specific rubric for testing specific knowledge and more importantly, specific understanding of specific knowledge. The tests themselves evaluate reading, writing and math.
They ignore music, art, technical knowledge such as wood or metalworking, more practical skills such as home repair or cooking and a variety of other skills. Furthermore, for all the arguments of school preparing students for the real world, they are as disconnected from reality as possible. Few, if any, careers regularly require tests as a measure of success. Promotions, raises and employment itself are based on performance evaluation; a boss or supervisor witnessing an employee doing the job for which they were hired. Education, in this sense, should work in the same way. Focusing on group projects, essays (and the revision thereof) and exploring the subject of study are better indicators of understanding than an abstract test. Grading also contributes to the same creative stagnation as standardized testing. Grades, it has been argued, encourage competition and personal achievement by demonstrating how successful each student is academically. Unfortunately, the competition created is not the kind that encourages learning. I will be the first to admit, the most important skill I learned in high school was how to game the grading system; how to do the minimum of work to get acceptable grades. An A in math
or English is not so much a measure of math or English skills as it is a demonstration that you can please a teacher. Whether taught directly (guess instead of leave blank) or learned through experience, we developed an ability to fake skill rather than gain it. Such strategies are obvious attempts to undermine learning; they present dishonesty and manipulation as valuable skills.
“Few, if any, careers regularly require tests as a measure of success.” Educational reformist Alfie Kohn in “What Does it Mean to be Well-Educated?” attacks both testing and grading, proposing instead education based around discussing what strengths and weaknesses students possess, identifying where they can improve. Our system does this to an extent, but it is always in the context of grades as the primary, abstract benchmark for the real work being done. Dr. Yong
Zhao, Dean of Education at the University of Oregon, comes to similar conclusions in “Catching Up or Leading the Way.” His testimony is particularly striking in that he grew up in China under an educational system that embraced strict testing and many believe is the cause of China’s modern success. He points out that China has begun the shift towards the American style of teaching, realizing that creativity and innovation are stronger forms of learning. The most striking question Dr. Zhao raises in regards to American education is why Americans, “who hold individual rights in such high regard,” would allow standardized testing and government control of education to be so pervasive. This nation became rich and powerful during eras where few people went to college, and much of our education occurred at home. While the modern world makes this system impossible, the alternative is not simply the factory and businesslike model we’ve embraced. True learning can be achieved in our schools; the grades and tests only get in the way.
Staff Columnist Chris Viering is a 5th-semester history and English double major He can be reached at Christopher.Viering@UConn.edu.
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Wage gap is staggering, students should be empowered to help
he Congressional Research Service recently defined pay disparity as “the fact that women as a group are paid less than men.” Though governmental bodies By Claire Simonich investigate the wage Staff Columnist gap, higher awareness of the frequently over-shadowed problem is needed. UConn students, especially those searching for and accepting jobs, should educate themselves on pay disparity and how it affects their individual careers. According to legislative attorney Jody Feder, women in the U.S. earn 77 cents for every dollar that an American man makes. In 2009, women working full time earned only $36,000, while full time male workers earned
$47,000. The pay gap widens with age and career experience even when controlling for education levels. Women with bachelor degrees, as many of us will be in May, earn $26,000 less than similarly educated men. The disparity reaches extremes in certain industries; men in the banking industry have historically earned double the salary of women bankers. The discrimination is basic, quantifiable and clear. Ultimately, the wage gap denies established human rights. According to Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, every person has a right to an adequate standard of living. While social changes in the 20th century have pushed more women to serve as heads of households, the feminization of poverty has also increased. The
National Center on Poverty found that poor households are twice as likely to be led by women as they are by men. Women paid less, simply because of their gender, may be denied their economic human rights and pushed below the poverty line. But the wage gap affects more than income. Article 6 of the ICESC declares that employers must prevent discrimination in the workplace. Management scholars agree. A statistical study by Williams et al. found that pay discrimination weakens an employee’s job satisfaction. Unsatisfied workers may, in turn, lower workplace efficiency. Pay disparity harms both employees and employers. The wage gap should be closed for human rights and business reasons. UConn students must be aware of this issue as they jump into the
working world. When searching for jobs, male and female applicants should consider employment discrimination.
crimination. Interviews and wage negotiations provide a valuable and rare glimpse into the reality of these programs.
“UConn students must be aware of this issue as they jump into the working world.” Recent research found that job recruiters and interviewers actually prefer frank, honest and transparent wage negotiations. While applicants should maintain a friendly and professional manner throughout the process, questions about wage structures and diversity are welcome. Many employers, at least superficially, pride themselves on their diversity initiatives and a lack of dis-
Despite evidence that recruiters and employers expect wage negotiations, few speak up about pay inequality. Less than 1 percent of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regard equal pay. This low number is remarkable given the statistical magnitude of pay discrimination. Individuals should ask questions and speak up about wage discrimination to
close the gap. Though many factors are considered in job selection, wage rates and discrimination merit a deeper focus. As individual employees and job applicants, we can take steps toward the human right to be free from employment discrimination by asking recruiters simple questions. Though multiple strategies, ranging from litigation to lobbying, may close the wage gap between women and men, simple negotiation may increase equality through grass roots activism. As we begin our careers, UConn graduates should choose companies and employers that truly value diversity and eschew gender wage discrimination.
Claire Simonich is a 5th-semester political science and business management dual degree and a student ambassador for UNESCO. She can be reached at Claire.Simonich@UConn.edu.
» THUMBS UP OR THUMBS DOWN Finals on the horizon... if there were enough sunlight for there to be a visible horizon. November is colder, even children get older.
Clowning on Maine.
Totally saw that coming
halls? First and foremost, marijuana is illegal regardless of age – alcohol can be bought and consumed by those 21 years of age or older. Sure, we can legally possess 14 grams in Connecticut, but when was the last time your RA walked around with a triple beam? Next, a majority of the consumption of marijuana is done by smoking – something that is prohibited in close proximity to any public building (we’ve all seen the signs around campus). So would students not have to leave the safety of a residence hall to smoke weed anyhow? If not, they are then presenting a serious health threat (smoke and tar) to fellow students and risk starting fires. What part of this does USG not understand? Do they hope that students will simply possess marijuana in their rooms and not be tempted to smoke it? Perhaps I am alone in my appreciation of a smoke free residence and smoke free air around campus! USG has long been a self-serving, student-ignorant body. This is the latest showing of how out of touch the leadership of USG is with our students. I strongly recommend USG to take another look at this issue before the administration on campus simply laughs at them for
» LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Response to USG’s Statement of Support Regarding Marijuana
I am gravely concerned with the mindset of our current USG leaders with respect to their opinions on marijuana reform. For those of you unfamiliar with the situation, Sam Tracy and many members of his administration are members of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). SSDP acts to illuminate the community on why drugs are not as bad claimed to be and attempt to reform legislation that could be considered outdated. For SSDP to do this on a state and federal level is completely logical – those are the powers that determine what drugs are legal and illegal. However, for SSDP to lobby for our student government to waste time on changing university policies is completely unacceptable. Certainly the individuals involved in supporting this campaign got some support (779 signatures, some 4 percent of our student body) but this begs the question – why is USG even bothering with equating marijuana possession to alcohol possession in residence
Costumed Thanksgiving break parties?
I fell asleep in class today. I’m classier than that, I am.
attempting to bypass federal and state laws. Perhaps focus on issues regarding organizational funding, academic affairs, parking (a committee that USG has two seats on but does not speak up in) or even lobbying for something that students actually need, like better recreational facilities. – Paul Bloom
Penn State sexual abuse scandal
Nothing could be more nauseating than a topic like this. This scandal absolutely sickens me. There are actually several issues of concern here. First and foremost is the willful and deliberate sexual molestation of children. Our nation’s youth are already victimized in so many ways (by adults) in this country. How is
it that these warped and perverted “leaders” manipulate their way into positions of power? And once they have such power use it to force a defenseless person to comply with their pedophile desires? Are there no screens (psychological testing and otherwise) to prevent this from happening? Secondly, how could such criminal behavior be allowed to go unreported to law enforcement? And why for so long? How could college athletics become so corrupt that nothing – absolutely nothing – will threaten the financial racket it has become. Thirdly, why is it that university officials are not required to connect the financial dots linking the money taken in by college athletics to the benefits received by the students. Is it because there is no connection? Finally, it is certainly ironic that former coach Paterno was idolized as “Joe Pa” all these years when he failed the most important duty of any parent; to protect your children. One has to wonder if Mr. Paterno’s behavior would have been any different had one of those victims been his grandchild. Perhaps “Molest-Pa” would be a more suitable nickname. Let us hope that he and his cronies get what they deserve. Let justice be done though the sports programs fall. – Joe Bialek
The Paperback Trader will be missed
Like Jesse Rifkin, I am deeply saddened by the closing of The Paperback Trader. Although I have only had a chance to go there once, I found it to be a perfect atmosphere, quiet and friendly. It is the oldest store in the complex, and I feel sad that it is going to be demolished in the name of “progress.” As the song goes “pave paradise, put up a parking lot.” Of course, we will still have the Co-op to buy books, but that just isn’t the same. The Campus Bookstore is noisy and busy, while Paperback Trader was very relaxed and easy-going. It’s too bad it’s being forced to close. I encourage everybody to visit it at least once before it does so, just to get a feel of what an independent bookstore really feels like. The charm, atmosphere, and friendliness The Paperback Trader has can never be matched by any chain outlet. – Gregory Koch
What is your favorite Thanksgiving good? – By Lindsay Collier
“Turkey... my dad makes rotisserie turkey. It’s delicious.”
“I like mashed potatoes, but it has to be made with real potatoes.”
“Pie. Especially raspberry pie.”
Mike Nigrelli, 3rd-semester biology major
Jenny Del Sol, 3rd-semester pre-teaching major.
Matt Burnett, 3rd-semester civil engineering major.
Colin Schlank, 3rd-semester history major.
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Lecture teaches to Penn State scandal puts envision, market campus police in spotlight oneself as brand
By Kim Wilson Senior Staff Writer Do you think of yourself as a brand and consider how your actions represent you? According to Susan Gambardella, UConn alumna and leader of Wendy’s Coca-Cola global marketing team, representing oneself professionally in marketing and envisioning yourself as a brand is all about consistency, creating a relationship with consumers and focusing on a consumer target. Gambardella shared her expertise in the marketing world at Thursday’s Global Leadership Lecture, sponsored by UConn‘s Global Leadership Commission, discussing her work experience at Proctor & Gamble and CocaCola, marketing strategies and personal branding. Gambardella encouraged students to consider their personal images when entering the field of marketing. “Be it, do it and say it,” is the motto people must embody to create a successful enterprise, Gambardella said. “You have to deliver on the brand promise,” she said. “But you must also be equally committed to making bold changes in this rapidly changing environment.” Gambardella asked the attendees of the lecture to consider the “brand” of Lady Gaga and her success in selling an image. “The brand promise of Lady Gaga is that she’s not concerned with turning some people off, but she’s loyal to her fans and she remains consistent to that,” Gambardella said, encouraging attendees to think of a brand promise for themselves. In discussing marketing strategy, Gambardella focused on Coca-Cola’s advertisements. Gambardella discussed how the company’s advertising campaigns cater to the interests of consumers, such as sports and music, and targets a wide variety of consumers. Gambardella said individuals in marketing must take consumer diversity into account, while still
identifying a core audience, using MTV as an example of a company that achieves this. “You need to be attuned to global cultures,” Gambardella said. “At Coca-Cola, we used to take people from Atlanta and put them around the globe, and that just didn’t work.” Gambardella also addressed the ways the target consumer has changed and how this change affects marketing strategies. “In the past, our typical consumer was usually a homemaker who didn’t know too much about products they bought, Gambardella said. “How this has evolved creates a much different landscape in marketing. The typical consumer now plays multiple roles in their life. We can’t just market in one way like we used to be able to do.” Another aspect of gaining the consumer’s approval is transparency and accountability, Gambardella said. Warren Buffet, a leading shareholder of Coca-Cola advises that marketers of the company use what he calls “The New York Times test,” Gambardella said. “Warren Buffet says if you don’t want to see it on the front page of The New York Times, don’t do it,” she said. Some students in attendance enjoyed Gambardella’s presentation. “It was a very enlightening experience to hear her speak and interesting to see how her personal life correlated with her job experience,” said Amy Hacker, a 3rd-semester pathobiology major. Another student in attendance agreed that the presentation was helpful. “I thought it was great that Susan Gambardella came, taking time out of her very busy schedule and was able to share such great information for us and our possible future career paths,” said Ethan VonKaenel, a 5th-semester finance major.
Penn State students stand outside the Old Main building on campus protesting the handling of a child abuse scandal involving a retired Penn State assistant football coach, in State College, Pa.,Wednesday, Nov. 9.
departments reiterated they had no record of any report by McQueary. The grand jury report also leaves ambiguity about the tone and substance of the investigation campus police did conduct in 1998. For instance, when campus police Detective Ronald Schreffler and a state child welfare investigator interviewed Sandusky, the report says Sandusky admitted showering with the victim and “that it was wrong. Detective Schreffler advised Sandusky not to shower with any child again and he said that he would not.” For decades, campus police had reputations as Keystone Kops who couldn’t hack it as “real” police and who spent most of their energy breaking up fights and busting keg parties, turning more serious matters over to local government authorities. But in the last 20 years and especially since the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings - things have changed so much that sometimes the reverse is now true. Most large universities, at least, have transformed their
police forces into thoroughly professionalized forces that are very often better staffed, trained, equipped and even armed than their budget-strapped local counterparts. Officers often are former local police who want better pay and more support. In small jurisdictions with large universities, local authorities often turn to university police for help. Penn State has 46 full-time armed officers, compared to 65 in surrounding State College. And because local police have broader responsibilities, campus police often have far more time and resources to conduct thorough investigations. Another misconception: Campus police aren’t real police. In many jurisdictions, including at Penn State, they’re functionally no different than local officers - sworn to enforce the law, and authorized to conduct investigations and refer matters to local prosecutors. The grand jury report makes clear Penn State officials could have met their obligation to report child sex abuse allegations simply by notifying campus police officers.
But there are important differences. Campus police face additional regulations under the federal Clery Act, which requires them to publicly report campus crimes and warn students when they happen. The Department of Education is now investigating Penn State for possible Clery Act violations. Universities also face an array of civil requirements under Title IX governing how they must conduct sexual assault investigations, which could also come into play at Penn State. Another difference particular to Penn State: because of a state law and its unusual status as a “state related” but not fully public institution, university police records are not open to the public, as municipal police reports would be. Indeed, perhaps the biggest difference is campus police work for institutions - not elected officials and taxpayers - and often report their findings into parallel campus judicial systems that are typically set up to handle student infractions.
Court says backers can defend gay marriage measure SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sponsors of ballot propositions can step in to defend their initiatives from legal challenges if the governor and attorney general refuse to do so, California’s highest court said Thursday in a precedent-setting ruling that could prove pivotal to the future of the state’s same-sex marriage ban and its notoriously vigorous citizens’ initiative process. Responding to a question from a federal appeals court that is considering the constitutionality of the state’s voterapproved gay marriage ban, the California Supreme Court said the lawmaking power granted to citizens under the state constitution doesn’t end once propositions have been approved or rejected by voters. “We conclude that California law authorizes the official proponents, under such circumstances, to appear in the proceeding to assert the state’s interest in the initiative’s validity and to appeal a judgment invalidating the measure,” the unanimous ruling written by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye states. In the 61-page opinion, the seven justices said denying ballot proposition backers a seat at the table would effectively grant the governor and attorney general veto power over initiatives with which they disagreed, a situation the justices said would undermine the lawmaking powers California gave voters in 1911. “Neither the governor, the
(AP) – At Penn State, as at many colleges, campus police occupy an unusual and muchmisunderstood spot on the law enforcement spectrum – and when scandal breaks, that often leads to questions about divided loyalties. The latest developments in the sex abuse case there have put university’s police front and center of some of the most prominent unanswered questions. Did Penn State officers thoroughly and professionally investigate allegations that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children on campus, only to have their findings quashed by prosecutors and image-conscious university administrators who preferred to handle things in-house? Or were the police themselves part of a cover-up? The grand jury report alleging sexual abuse by Sandusky and perjury and failure to report by two university administrators - including the vice president who oversaw the campus police - suggests it was others who dropped the ball. But it also leaves many questions unanswered. Campus police conducted a “thorough” investigation of one victim’s allegations in 1998 along with local police and state investigators, the report says, only to have the district attorney decline to prosecute. And the report says university police were never notified by anyone at the university of assistant coach Mike McQueary’s report he’d seen Sandusky rape a boy in a campus shower. While former vice president of finance Gary Schultz oversaw the police department, he is charged with breaking the law by failing to report the accusation to actual university police officers or other authorities. But in an email obtained earlier this week by The Associated Press, McQueary insists he did “have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police.” That contradicts the grand jury report, however, and on Wednesday both police
attorney general, nor any other executive or legislative official has the authority to veto or invalidate an initiative measure that has been approved by the voters,” the decision said. “It would exalt form over substance to interpret California law in a manner that would permit these public officials to indirectly achieve such a result by denying the official initiative proponents the authority to step in to assert the state’s interest ...” A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked the state court in January to clarify who is eligible to fight for voter-approved initiatives in court when state officials opt not to. The panel said the question was unsettled under both federal and California law, but central to its deliberations in the ongoing same-sex marriage skirmish because if the backers of the 2008 initiative known as Proposition 8 lacked legal standing, it would have to dismiss the case. The coalition of religious and conservative groups that qualified Proposition 8 for the ballot and successfully campaigned for its passage have asked the 9th Circuit to reverse a federal trial judge’s ruling in August 2010 striking down the measure as a violation of gay Californians’ civil rights. Both former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown, in his previous role as state attorney general, took the unusual step of refusing to appeal the decision.
Germany vows full probe of neo-Nazis, murder cases
BERLIN (AP) - Germany will fully investigate how a group of neo-Nazis managed to operate under the radar of authorities for years, allegedly killing 10 people and robbing a string of banks, the justice minister promised Thursday. Minister Sabine LeutheusserSchnarrenberger acknowledged wide criticism - focused on the domestic intelligence agency of authorities for apparently letting the gang slip through their hands for years. The case came to light earlier this month when two founding members apparently committed suicide after police closed in on them following a bank robbery. “We are all asking how it could be that the security authorities allowed it to be possible for a known group of neoNazis to go underground at the end of the ‘90s and apparently over 13 years murder people in various German cities, carry out bombing attacks, and lethally attack police officers,” she said. The comments came in a speech in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, where she was introducing Germany’s new chief federal prosecutor, Harald Range. Federal prosecutors took over the investigation of the neo-Nazi case on Friday under German anti-terrorism laws, looking at the group as a domestic terrorist organization. Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said they will now conduct a “competent, goal-oriented and effective” investigation. “We all have a responsibil-
Police search in the debris of a house that was set on fire and partially exploded in Zwickau, eastern Germany.
ity to ensure that extreme-right, nationalistic and anti-Semitic groups and networks are not able to again come together,” she said. The group called itself the National Socialist Underground - a clear reference to the full name of the Nazis, a contraction of “National Socialists.” It is suspected of murdering eight people of Turkish origin, one person with Greek roots and a policewoman. The investigation into the group’s activities has spiraled into a nationwide search of
previously unsolved crimes, including attacks in Cologne and Duesseldorf from 2000 to 2004 that are now linked to them. Those attacks injured more than 30 people, mostly of foreign origin. Two people have been arrested: a suspected co-founder of the group - 36-year-old Beate Zschaepe - and an alleged supporter, identified only as 37-year-old Holger G. Two other suspected founding members, Uwe Boehnhardt, 34, and Uwe Mundlos, 38, died in an apparent suicide, but authorities
believe the group might have relied on a larger network of helpers across the nation. Boehnhardt and Mundlos are suspected of killing themselves in their mobile home after police closed in on them after a bank robbery in the central city of Eisenach. In the vehicle, police found the service weapons of two police officers believed to have been attacked by the group in 2007. A 22-year-old policewoman was fatally shot in the head in that attack and a fellow officer was seriously injured.
THIS DATE IN HISTORY
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At exactly noon on this day, American and Canadian railroads begin using four continental time zones for the first time.
Alan Shepard, Jr. – 1923 Wilma Mankiller – 1945 Kirk Lee Hammett – 1962 Owen Wilson – 1968
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While his ukelele gently weeps Jake Shimabukuro offers unique and virtuosic arrangements of popular songs
Give thanks without gaining By Lauren Cardarelli Campus Correspondent Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and so lies the beginning of the end. The end of a healthy diet, that is, with the dawn of holiday overindulgence. Enter mashed potatoes smothered in gravy, cocktails galore (or should I say, calore...) and who can forget about the dessert table adorned with Grandma’s famous homemade pies? Don’t panic just yet. Instead of unbuttoning your pants to make room for seconds, consider these holiday tricks that will have your waist thanking you later.
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Jake Shimabukuro performs at the Jorgensen Thursday night. Shimabukuro’s set was characterised by a combination of rock and ballad covers, as well as several original ukelele pieces with their origins in meaningful moments in his life.
By Sam Lee Campus Correspondent No one associates the ukulele with the type of shredding a classic rock guitarist does with an axe. The usual thought that comes to mind is sandy beaches and palm trees. Jake Shimabukuro visited the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday. The show was put on by the Asian American Cultural Center. Shimabukuro, who first got recognition for his music through his cover of The Beatles song, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” paid homage to rock and role at the performance. He played original songs such as “Bring your Adz,” a reference to the small Hawaiian axe, similar
to how a ukulele is almost a smaller guitar to some. Shimabukuro wanted to bring the feel of a rock song to the ukulele for this song after seeing a video for Van Halen years ago. Shimabukuro also covered classics such as “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Many people seemed impressed by his performance. “All I heard at the end of Hallelujah was silence from disbelief and a few hushed wows. I’ve never seen a ukulele played like that. He is text book definition of a musician, you hear emotion in every note, said” Matthew Madore, a 5th-semester English major. Shimabukuro shared stories about where the songs came from in his life.
“Five Dollars Unleaded” was inspired by his memories of riding around in his fathers pick up truck as a boy. The song “Blue Roses Falling” was inspired by a hallucination by a friend’s sick relative in the hospital. Every night blue roses would appear on the ceiling and the pedals would fall to the bed. This song in particular seemed to show Shimabukuro’s ability to work the instrument, performing the silence just as much as the music itself. “He plays so quietly, he almost stops playing then he picks up again,” said Brett St. John, a 5th-semester economics major. Shimabukuro did play some more Hawaiian songs such as “Ukulele 5.0,” a song featured on Hawaii 5.0 and “143.”
Photographer presents visual evidence of forest diversity during Co-op talk
By Purbita Saha Focus Editor A famed photographer, author, zoologist and conservationist gave a lecture to a room full of UConn professors, students and personnel in the Co-op conference room yesterday afternoon. Piotr Naskrecki spoke about the wildlife that is discussed in his new book “Relics: Travel in Nature’s Time Machine,” which is being sold at the Co-op. He used a slideshow of images from the book as a backdrop while he talked about his research expeditions in Africa and forays through the forests of New England. The author began the lecture by summarizing his work in South Africa. According to him, the nation has a very low rate of extinction. “If you want to see a forest in its Jurassic state, South Africa is the place,” said Naskrecki. The plants there are very diverse, he said, which correlates to the high level of divergence in insects. Naskrecki’s vividly colored pictures drew multiple gasps from the audience. Their crystal-clear resolution made it possible to see every marking and detail on the organisms. Naskrecki ran through a photo series of balloon-sized lizards, frogs and insects to show that some animals in South Africa inflate themselves to avoid being eaten. “I get the impression that things there are fat,” he said. One of the “fat” species that Naskrecki described was the bladder grasshopper. The males fill themselves with air to bolster their vocalizations. Their mating sounds resonate
so well that they can be heard from two miles away. Another adaptation that was discussed was the toxicity of the tirucalli plant. The sap from the plant has the ability to alter genes and cause cancer in the organism that consumes it. Tirucalli is especially dangerous to young African children who don’t know about its poisonous nature. Although the diversity in South Africa is astonishing, Naskrecki said the forest ecosystem is struggling due to the effects of illegal hunting, logging and mining. “Conservation work in Africa is very hard and disheartening,” he said. The Atewa Forest in Ghana is currently being threatened because one of its owners contracted the land to gold miners. In the second portion of the lecture Naskrecki focused on wildlife from the Estabrook Forest in Massachusetts. According to him, the forest’s vernal pools are comparable to coral reefs in terms of diversity and richness. One of the most interesting organisms that he noticed were temperature-tolerant shrimp, which are now being used as templates for outer space life by NASA. Finally, Naskrecki spoke about the horseshoe crabs that swarm along the coast of New Jersey during spawning season. The species is nearly identical to its ancient ancestors. It is of particular interest to humans, as its blue, copper-filled blood is used for a variety of medical purposes and procedures. Naskrecki said that wildlife photography is a powerful conservation tool. He
used the examples of seal clubbing in Canada and drilling in the Arctic as controversial topics that have been brought to public attention through photojournalism. He also said that communication with civilian communities is important to further conservation initiatives. “They often don’t know what they have,” he said. While Naskrecki uses a wide array of lenses and cameras for his work, he said, “it’s all about the lighting. My lighting is far more complex than my equipment.” The author also said that he first became a photographer because he wanted use it as a technical tool for his entomology work. Soon however, it developed into a passion and a complement to his conservation goals. Alex Shepack, a 7th-semester EEB major, had Naskrecki sign a copy of “Relics” and of his old book “The Small Majority.” Shepack said that the author’s photographs and spoken lecture complemented each other well. “One of the reasons why I really like him is he makes science and natural history really accessible to people,” he said. Naskrecki got his PhD in entomology from UConn. According to his web site, he has authored multiple papers and has been featured in all of the top science magazines. Naskrecki is also a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, which furthers efforts to preserve culture and the environment on a global scale.
He also played a variety of other genres touching on Spanish-inspired guitar with the song “Let’s Dance,” traditional Japanese music covering the song “Sakura Sakura” where he had said he was trying to make his ukulele sound like the traditional Japanese instrument, the koto. His song “Wes on Fall” was a piece infused jazz into his style of ukulele playing. “Fantastic. Amazing. I’ve only seen him on YouTube, but absolutely mind blowing,” said Jon Huang, a 5th-semester chemical engineering major. Shimabukuro was well received by the UConn audience, receiving a standing ovation and demands for an encore.
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Michael Moore to come to Jorgensen
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Academy and Emmy Award-winning documentarian Michael Moore will speak at the Jorgensen Centre for the Performing Arts courtesy of the Mark Twain House & Museum.
By John Tyczkowski Associate Focus Editor Michael Moore, controversial Academy Award-winning documentarian, comes to the Jorgensen Centre for the Performing Arts tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m., courtesy of the Mark Twain House & Museum. Moore has created several well-known documentaries including the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine, the Cannes Film Festival Palm d’Orwinner Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko and Capitalism, A Love Story.
Additionally, Moore is also known for his Emmy Awardwinning TV series The Awful Truth, and is also a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author. Tickets are on sale at the Jorgensen box office from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with regular ticket prices of $25, $35, and $45. Some discounts, including student discounts, are available. Tickets and information on discounts are available at jorgensen.uconn.edu.
Squeeze in exercise time A holiday doesn’t have to justify slacking off on your workout regiment, although a “cheat day” is more than acceptable every once in a while. To get a little fitness in without sacrificing family time, rally the troops for a game of touch football or go for a leisurely stroll after dinner. Burning off your meal by sneaking in some exercise will help you digest and feel less guilty, rather than sinking into a tryptophan coma on the couch. For you runners out there, many towns hold annual races like a Turkey Trot of Gobble Gallop that you can compete in before popping the bird into the oven. Participating in an early morning 5k will make that mountain of stuffing all the more satisfying. Make fitness a priority this holiday season by penciling it into your schedule. Eat breakfast Although it may seem logical to skip meals to save the calories for later, famishing yourself is the worst way to combat gluttony. Eat breakfast and a light snack to hold you over until dinner is served. It will prevent ravenous face-stuffing, not to mention keep you energized for all that cooking and entertaining you will have to endure. Lighten up your recipes Throw on your apron and take charge of what is being served at your feast this year with healthy substitutes. Greek yogurt, avocado or applesauce can be swapped for butter in desserts, for example. When in doubt, reach for a fat-free or reduced-fat version of milk and swap whole wheat flour for all-purpose. Cut back on sugar and salt content by using it to taste instead of the quantity many recipes call for. You will be surprised how much less you will need! I have become a huge fan of Stevia as a sweetener, which according to SweetLeaf’s website is “the only chemical-free, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zeroglycemic index, 100 percent natural sweetener.” Pace yourself and control portion sizes Consider your Thanksgiving meal as a marathon, not a race. Instead of whizzing through, noshing on everything in sight, enjoy each bite. Be mindful of how much you are putting on your plate, too, alongside the number of times you return to the buffet to refill it! To slow down, socialize and recognize when you are full. Opt for a smaller
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Couscous: a must for vegetarians
Eat, drink and don’t die
By Alyssa McDonagh Campus Correspondent
Heliskiing Previous columns’ sports have been more or less understandable in their concept. However, the pattern changes this week with the sport of jumping out of a helicopter and skiing down a steep slope. Heliskiing was first conceived of in the 1960s and first emerged in Alaska and northern Canada. Today, Canada holds over a 90 percent market share in the industry, though sites exist in countries such as Russia, Chile, Argentina and in Scandinavia. The sport is also extremely controversial for its extremely dangerous nature and its inroads into envrironmentally senstitive areas in the name of recreation. Heliskiing has in fact been banned in several European Union nations. Aside from skis, standard equipment largely comprises survival gear. Avalanche survival kits, transceivers, radios and glacier-scaling gear are all mandatory, as once off the skiis, the sport often turns into mountaineering. So, why jump out of a perfectly good helicopter? To ski down the mountainside of course! -John Tyczkowski
Words to Live By
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it that you can.” -Danny Kaye, entertainer APP-tastic
Midomi You know that feeling: you’re in the store, a restaurant, the restroom, anywhere, and you hear that song. That one song that you can’t get out of your head, but you only know the same two lines, and there’s no one around to ask. But you have your phone! And you’ve equipped it with Midomi, so not to worry. Midomi is an Android and iPhone app designed to pick up singing and humming, and match it to song titles to solve your music identification problems. Midomi not only gives a list of the most likely matches to your song, but also provides clips that may match the specified passage you just indicated, for extra accuracy and assurance. So say goodbye to meticulously memorising lyrics to go type them into Google later on. You can now figure out the name of any earworm at the touch of a button!
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Couscous can provide a number of crucial nutritional benefits for vegetarians, and is easy to prepare in a number of variations, such as combinations of vegetables and seasonings.
By Megan Toombs Campus Correspondent This simple recipe has become a staple meal in my vegetarian diet. One of the hardest issues that arises from drastically changing your diet is making sure you continue to get the nutrition you need from alternative sources of food. Where this becomes difficult, especially for me, is creating meals that are balanced and provide your body what it needs. Whereas in a meat-based diet, the “meat” of the meal can be chicken, fish or steak, I was faced with finding what would become my own “meat” in my meals. This is how I found out about grains such as bulghur wheat,
quinoa and cous cous. Cous cous has become my favorite because it has a great texture and also absorbs the flavor of any food you mix with it. So here is the recipe for my favorite vegetarian cous cous dish. Serves 2 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1/2 yellow onion 3 to 4 garlic cloves 4 baby bella mushrooms 2 handfuls of spinach 1.5 cups of cous cous 3 cups of water First you need to do all
of your prep work. Start by chopping the yellow onion. Then finely chop the garlic. Wash the mushrooms and then slice into bite size pieces. Wash your two handfuls of spinach and then chop into bite size pieces as well. Now that all of the prep work is done, boil three cups of water in a pot for your cous cous. While you wait for that to boil, splash some olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. When that warms, add the garlic and onion and wait for the onions to turn translucent. When the onions do turn translucent, add the mushrooms. At this point, the water should now be boiling. Add your cous cous to the
boiling water and turn the heat down to low. Simmer the cous cous, covered, for about five minutes or until all water has evaporated. Go back to the sauté pan of garlic, onions and mushrooms. Cook the contents until they are browned. At this point, add the spinach to the sauté pan. Note: you may need to add some additional olive oil to your sauté pan. Cook spinach for no more than five minutes. Now simply add the garlic, onion, mushroom and spinach mixture to your finished cous cous. Mix and serve immediately!
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Patriotism and fashion a powerful combination By Jamil Larkins Campus Correspondent In American pop culture, the biggest trends affect many different specializations. Music, fashion, art, and all other subdivisions can be impacted individually by a new wave of ideas. If one trend is started by a musician, then it can quickly translate to fashion designers, other artists, and media outlets. Musicians also rapidly adapt the hottest street or runway styles in fashion. This year, a patriotic twist was thrown into the scope of music and fashion culture. “Watch The Throne” by Jay-Z and Kanye West was one of the year’s biggest album releases. Their lead single, “Otis,” received critical acclaim for both the song and the music video. If you haven’t seen the video, check it out: Kanye and Jay saw the top off of a Maybach and proceed to drive around and do donuts in the car. The cover art for the single featured a blurred and almost holographic image
of an American flag. This image for the cover for “Otis”, as well as the actual album cover for “Watch The Throne” were both creatively directed by Riccardo Tisci. Tisci is a fashion designer and creative director for Italian brand Givenchy. Currently on their “Watch The Throne tour,” Kanye West and Jay-Z have both been equipped with custom Givenchy apparel to wear while on stage. This image of an American flag on such a big album brought attention to our nation’s biggest symbol of patriotism. But, the American flag is not always portrayed in such a simple or non-controversial manner. Streetwear and lifestyle brand Black Scale often uses upside-down or black and white flags on their clothing. Also, the brand recently released a graphic tee with the words, “F*** Amerika.” Black Scale has brought plenty of attention to themselves with various symbols of anti-patriotism and occult imagery. Up and coming rapper A$AP Rocky is one of the biggest musician supporters
of the streetwear brand. In no coincidence, the cover for his newest mixtape, “LiveLoveA$AP,” featured Rocky posing in front of a large American flag, in all black and white. Even in printed media, the symbol of the flag has made it’s impact. The October/November issue of Vibe magazine features Lil Wayne. What’s interesting to point out about the cover is the reflection of the grayscale American flag in Wayne’s sunglasses. Symbolism for the current status of his stardom and career? Maybe. Was Wayne actually staring into an American flag? Doubtful, but this subtle addition of the flag’s reflection added a key element to a very popular cover. Whether printed on a $300 Givenchy tee or painted on cardboard at your local Occupy protest, the American flag has come back as a major symbol of American popular culture once again.
Maximizing Black Friday deals requires strategic planning
By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer
Get ready, get set, shop! Black Friday is almost upon us and stores are already stocking their backrooms with the latest product. Black Friday can be overwhelming with the many sales offered. It can be hard to determine which stores to hit and which to avoid. Many stores can be misleading with their sales, so always be sure to read the small print. For example, certain sales are only offered online. Typically, the most worthwhile sales on Black Friday are for electronics and toys, rather than clothes. Although you will find many stores advertising their special sales on clothing a closer look will reveal that the deals aren’t that great. Most of the Black Friday sales found on clothing and similar to other holi-
day clothing specials. There is a possibility of saving a couple of bucks, but it’s not worth waking up at the crack of dawn. During the year, electronics like Samsung 40” LCD TVs can clear more $500 easily, but Wal-Mart will be offering it for only $428 on Black Friday, according to the company’s flyer. Stores such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target and Sears offer great electronics deals compared to their original pricing. During these sales, many products come in bundle packages offering a few items together for a better price. For example, Wal-Mart is offering the Nintendo 3DS bundle, which includes the game console, a choice of one game (out of three listed on flyer) and a carrying case for $199. Package deals offer more bang for your buck. The best place to find bundle deals will
be Wal-Mart. One thing to look out for is not to confuse their package deals with their online bundle sales. Best Buy offers the best sales for large electronic products such as LCD TVs, laptops or desktops and Blu-ray disc players. Sears offers sales on an assortment of products such as washer machines, vacuum cleaners and of course LCD TVs. Target, like WalMart, also has great deals with large electronics and other products such as the X-box 360, i-Touch, DVDs, GPSs and much more. If you are shopping for kids, Black Friday is your best bet to find that one special toy at good a price. Stores like Toys“R”us are offering door busters at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving day that will last for two days. According to the store’s ad, there will be price reductions for toys ranging from Legos
to video games. Another option to take into consideration is cyber Monday, when you can find great steals online. Cyber Monday takes place the Monday after Black Friday, which gives online retailers such as Amazon.com and Best Buy a chance to offer sales that cannot be found in stores. If you don’t feel like braving the crowds of Black Friday or waiting in long lines, here is another opportunity to save big. The big stores like WalMart will open their doors at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night, while Best Buy and Target open at midnight Friday. Stores have taken Black Friday a step further this year by opening earlier, and the madness only comes once year, so be sure not to miss out.
Thanksgiving break begins this weekend, meaning the fourth Thursday of November is almost here. The past three months of living on dining hall food has more than adequately prepared college students to be looking forward to indulging in a huge home cooked feast with family and friends. When you arrive at the house that is hosting Thanksgiving, or maybe it is your own, the smells of food in the oven immediately hits your nose and tortures you the entire time you are eating appetizers and talking with relatives. A way to make the meal taste even more satisfying when you finally sit down to eat it is to exercise beforehand. Many towns and organizations sponsor a “Turkey Trot” race on Thanksgiving Day. From Newtown to Southbury to Madison, there are a multitude of races occurring throughout the state of Connecticut. Going outside and exercising will help you feel less guilty about ingesting the 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat Americans typically eat according to the Calorie Control Council. More information about races can be found on http:// www.hitekracing.com. As the turkey is carved and everyone begins to fill their plates, you look at the meat and wonder…why is there dark and white meat? The reason for this difference is because active muscles contain a lot of myoglobin, a compound that allows excess oxygen to be stored in the muscles, causing leg muscles to be dark. White meat found in the breast and wings of the turkey is not active muscle and thus does not require a large oxygen supply. Dark meat contains slightly more fat and calories than white meat but it does have the benefit of being richer in vitamins and minerals. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a piece of turkey. What can go wrong is all the extra work your body must undergo to handle the meal. Since Thanksgiving is essentially a food binge, the heart is required to pump more blood to the stomach and intestines. The excessive amounts of fat can cause blood to clot easily, a major problem if the heart is pumping more than usual. This results in a surge of heart attack risks. In a New York Times article, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez talks about a study he conducted. In this study of 2,000 people, participants showed a fourfold increase of heart attack risk in the two hours that followed a big meal.
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Drink plenty of water to reduce caloric intake from GIVE, page 7
plate if you have found that your eyes are typically bigger than your stomach.
Water trumps all Alcohol consumption seems to go hand-in-hand with the holidays. Come on, are family gatherings really that bad? If so, try alternating cocktails with a glass of water instead of kissing your daily caloric intake goodbye completely on sugary beverages. Have a happy and healthy holiday! Keep your recipes light, have self-control, be safe and catch up on rest this break. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but exams will be here before you know it!
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Beware of increased heart attack risk after dinner from EAT, page 8 If you survived the threat of a heart attack, you are still at risk for becoming incredibly sleepy. The common myth is that turkey is the cause of drowsiness but this is only partly correct. Turkey contains the essential amino acid tryptophan, which is used by the body to make serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in sleep. However, all meat contains tryptophan but no one complains that eating chicken or pork made them sleepy. What actually makes people so sleepy, according to Scientific American, is eating an abundance of carbohydrates, sugars found in Grandma’s pumpkin pie and other desserts. The pancreas secretes insulin which allows the uptake of glucose and most amino acids into tissues. Insulin does not have a large effect on tryptophan so by uptaking amino acids into tissues, tryptophan is free to cross into the brain, uninhibited by other amino acids. Therefore, serotonin production is increased. Have safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Ukelele offers many music opportunties
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During that time the audience leaned that Shimabukuro has played for the Queen of England in the same show as Lady Gaga and did a duet with Bette Midler. He said he never thought he would be touring with his ukulele, but the instrument has taken him many places. Now he can add UConn to his list.
For Williams, a release in playing Marilyn Monroe
NEW YORK (AP) — The connection between Michelle Williams’ acting and her personal life is so strong that even she gets the two confused sometimes. Making last year’s “Blue Valentine,” which painfully and intimately depicted the collapse of a young marriage, occasionally seems so intense of a memory to Williams as to be a true one. “When I look back on my life and I sort of reflect on relationships or anything, my mind folds that one into the mix of the real relationships that I’ve had in my life,” says the actress. “And I have to stop myself and say, ‘Oh, no, you did not marry and divorce Ryan Gosling.’” While delusions of wedding Ryan Gosling aren’t necessarily uncommon to moviegoers, for Williams they exemplify the intensely introspective approach she takes to her work. Going by her latest film, “My Week With Marilyn,” it’s clear Williams has undergone a shift. After years of predominantly raw, naturalistic films like “Wendy and Lucy” and “Blue Valentine,” in “My Week With Marilyn,” she’s glamorous and radiant. That, too, is telling of an interior change in Williams. “One thing that I’ve struggled with, been interested in just as a person, a girl-slash-woman, whatever I am at 31 in this world, is being comfortable with myself,” Williams says. “I’ve just spent a lot of time getting to know that person and getting to like that person, so I haven’t wanted to lose touch with that person through lenses like hair and make-up and clothes.” Yet “Marilyn,” which opens Nov. 23, is drawing Williams some of the best reviews of her career, and has put her squarely in the running for a best actress Academy Award. Williams’ performance somehow manages to evoke a fully-fleshed person, well beyond mere caricature. It’s a layered rendering
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of Monroe: a public, glorious Marilyn; a private and vulnerable actress; and the song-anddance showgirl of “The Prince and the Showgirl.” The film chronicles the production of that 1957 film, which Laurence Olivier directed and co-starred in with Monroe. The two clashed: an oil and water mix of classical British theater and American movie stardom. “There’s technically an enormous challenge, which (Williams) meets lightly, effortlessly,” says Kenneth Branagh, who plays Olivier. “Then she puts that all away to one side, doesn’t show off to the audience about it. ... She doesn’t indulge in playing Marilyn, she just is. It required her to work enormously hard and then hide all the work.” In a recent interview over afternoon tea at a Manhattan hotel, Williams is refreshingly candid. She’s dressed elegantly but simply in a black and white dress and wearing a short, blonde pixie haircut that she has said is a tribute to Heath Ledger — her former partner and father to her 6-year-old daughter, Matilda — who liked cropped hair. Williams would have more reason than most to be guarded, but she answers questions warmly and pensively. When Ledger died in 2008 (a few months after he and Williams separated), an onslaught of media attention landed on Williams, who has since often been hounded by paparazzi. It’s an experience that frequently hovers just outside Williams’ words, an unspoken tumult. Williams was born in a small town in northwest Montana. Though her family moved to San Diego when she was 9, Williams believes Montana “formed me in some fundamental way” and that, although she lives in a townhouse in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, she “will always feel most at home in nature.”
Book awards honor the 99 percent
National Book Award winners, from left, Stephen Greenblatt, for Nonfiction, Thanhha Lai, for Young People’s Literature, Nikky Finney, for Poetry, and Jesmyn Ward, for Fiction, hold their awards as they pose for photographs at the National Book Awards Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Book Awards ceremony, held just blocks from the Occupy Wall Street protests, was a gilded tribute to the 99 percent. Stories of resilience in the face of poverty, displacement and disappearance were awarded Wednesday night as hundreds of writers, editors, publishers and other industry officials gathered under the 70-foot ceilings of the luxury venue Cipriani Wall Street. “I thought I should point out, since nobody else has,” said poet Ann Lauterbach, who introduced honorary winner John Ashbery, “that we are occupying Wall Street.” Jesmyn Ward’s “Salvage the Bones,” a bleak but determined novel about a black community in Mississippi devastated by Hurricane Katrina, won the fiction prize. Ward’s acceptance, the culmination of a night of emotional speeches and tributes to those who had been silenced, noted that the death of her younger brother had inspired her to become a writer. She realized that life was a “feeble, unpredictable thing,” but that books were a testament of strength before a punishing world. “I wanted to write about the experiences of the poor
and the black and the rural people of the South,” said Ward, whose brother was hit by a drunk driver the year she graduated from college. Earlier in the week, she told The Associated Press that writing was a way to “ease the looming fact of death.” Ward’s novel, picked over such better known works as Tea Obreht’s “The Tiger’s Wife,” was based partly on first-hand experience. She was with her family in Mississippi when Katrina hit. They fled the house, fearful of drowning in their own attic. “We went out into the storm, sheltered in our cars for hours, were denied shelter by a white family who told us we could sit outside in their field but couldn’t shelter in their house, and then made our way to an intersection where another family, again white, took us in,” she said. “To say the least, it was traumatic.” Stephen Greenblatt’s “The Swerve,” a dramatic account of the Renaissance era rediscovery of the Latin poet Lucretius, won for nonfiction Wednesday. The poetry prize went to Nikki Finney’s “Head Off & Split,” summation of African-American history from slavery to Katrina, while Thanhhai Lai’s “Inside
Out & Back Again,” the story of a Vietnamese family in Alabama, won for young people’s literature at a time when the state is reconsidering sweeping anti-immigration laws that went into effect in September. Winners each receive $10,000. Actor-author John Lithgow hosted the ceremony, declaring himself humbled before the “great thoughts,” ‘’quicksilver wit” and “eloquent locution” among the attendees. After Finney’s remarks, a compressed and impassioned review of the injustices and triumphs set to verse in her book that had audience members standing and cheering, he expressed pity for the winners who had to follow. Greenblatt, tearful in victory, noted the miracle of words, how an ancient poet such as Lucretius could matter so greatly centuries later. “My book is about the power of books to cross boundaries, to speak to you impossibly across space and time and distance, to have someone long dead in the room with you, speaking in your ear,” said Greenblatt, a Harvard professor also known for his Shakespeare biography “Will in the World.”
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I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Toast by Tom Dilling
Royalty Free Speech by Ryan Kennedy
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Horoscopes by Brian Ingmanson To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- If something’s not going the way you want it to, get an expert opinion (or several). Different strategies will reveal a blind spot. Take action later. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- It’s harvest time! Intense work and effort now pay off long into the winter. Leave your money in the bank. Check out a wild theory. It could lead to a new project. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- For a really romantic day, allow your partner to win arguments. Let petty jealousies go. They’re usually over silly stuff, anyway. Practice this and see what develops. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- The next two days are perfect for interior decoration and changes at home. Take on more work, too, even if it complicates things. Balance with down time. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re inclined to dig deeper into a favorite subject today, and your concentration is especially keen. List problems to tackle later. Resolution may not happen immediately.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You can create new opportunities for income, if that’s what you want. Evaluate a crazy suggestion carefully. Don’t dismiss it. Welcome confidence. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re inspiring others to be free, liberating them from the shackles of their own creation. Why be miserable? Why not just enjoy? You’re getting way stronger. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- These times are about follow up and completion. Conserve resources, but don’t worry about the money. Just keep your commitments, and it all works out. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- You get it all done with a little help from your friends. Accept an invitation without letting go of your responsibilities. Find the right balance.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Your career is about to get a boost. Are you ready? Move forward with your goals, with determination and respect. For the next two days, the spotlight is on. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Hit the road (or better yet, the trail). All might not transpire as expected, so adaptation will be useful. Conserve resources along the way. Enjoy the adventure. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Tap into your inner financial wizard. Wheeling and dealing is a piece of cake. Negotiations go easily. Gather up and stash away resources for later.
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» MEN'S BASKETBALL
Deandre Daniels gets starting role
By Matt McDonough Sports Editor
and 14 rebounds. Eleven of those rebounds were on the offensive boards. Calhoun didn’t rule out starting Drummond, but said he’ll H A R T F O R D – D e A n d r e make decisions on the lineup Daniels got the nod in the starting after reviewing Coppin State. lineup for the UConn men’s bas- For Drummond, like Daniels, the ketball team in its 80-60 win over answer is clear on whether he Maine at the XL Center. minds coming off the bench. Daniels, who started over “Not at all,” Drummond said. Roscoe Smith at forward, scored “It doesn’t matter for me if I eight points in the start.” game’s first six minNo Break utes and 11 points The Huskies don’t in the first half. He get to spend break shot 3-of-8 in the eating turkey at half, but was 2-for-5 Thanksgiving dinfrom behind the arc ner, but they do get and 3-of-4 from the to travel to a tropical foul line. He grabbed paradise. They will three offensive play Coppin State Notebook rebounds, playing all Sunday at 1 p.m. in but one minute. Hartford. The game will be tele“[Starting] really didn’t mat- vised on SNY. After the game at ter,” said Daniels, who said his the XL Center, UConn will comonly goal is to play well. “I just pete in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournahappened to start today.” ment in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Daniels slowed down in the sec- Bahamas. On Thanksgiving, the ond half, however, finishing with Huskies take on UNC Ashville 15 points on 4-of-12 shooting. at 7 p.m. Depending on the out“I don’t care about stats. come, UConn will play either DeAndre didn’t have a particu- Central Florida or the College of larly good game,” said coach Jim Charleston on Friday Nov. 25. Calhoun. Tipoff would be at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. One player who didn’t start, “Going to Atlantis, there’s Andre Drummond, had 11 points enough good teams there,”
Calhoun said. “There’s going to be some tough teams down there so you have tp get ready for that,” said Jeremy Lamb, who scored 16 points against the Black Bears. Should the Huskies win two straight, they will play in the championship game on Saturday versus Utah, Harvard, Florida State or UMass. The time of UConn’s third game is to be announced. The UNC Ashville game will be broadcasted on HDNet. The final two games will be on either HDNet or the Versus network. When the Huskies return home, they will have a week off until the Big East/SEC Challenge on Dec. 3. UConn plays Arkansas that Saturday at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN in Hartford. The quotable Jim Calhoun “I know nothing about it,” Calhoun said of the investigation into an allegation of child molestation involving longtime Syracuse assistant coach Berine Fine, who was placed on leave Thursday night. “I would be shocked by anything of that nature... I was shocked by Penn State. If you told me anyone in America, I would be shocked by it."
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UConn's Jeremy Lamb goes up for a shot against a Maine defender during UConn's game Thursday night at the XL Center in Hartford. The Huskies' next home game will be in the Big East/SEC Challenge.
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Stanford brings toughest test yet for UConn By Mac Cerullo Managing Editor
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Freshman guard Brianna Banks races a Pacific defender down the floor during the Huskies' win over Pacific Tuesday night.
The last time UConn faced Stanford, the Cardinal beat the Huskies on their home court to end the Huskies’ 90-game winning streak. Now, the Huskies will have a chance for some payback when they host Stanford at the XL Center Monday. No. 4 UConn (2-0) has looked dominant in its first two games, beating Holy Cross and Pacific each by 40 points or more. But No. 5 Stanford (2-0) is an entirely different animal, and the Cardinal once again feature a dangerous roster, led by the dangerous Ogwumike sisters, Nnemkadi and Chiney. Nnemkadi Ogwumike was the Cardinal’s leading scorer last year with 17.5 points per game, and she was also one of the major factors in Stanford’s historic win over UConn last season, scoring 12 points with six rebounds in that game. This year she missed the season opener against Texas with an unspecified upper body
injury, but she returned in the Cardinal’s last game against Gonzaga and had a monstrous game, scoring 33 points with 18 rebounds. Chiney Ogwumike averaged 11.7 points per game last year as a freshman, and has gotten off to a hot start this year with 17.5 points per game in the first two games. The two sisters also account for the majority of the Cardinal’s rebound production this year as well, Nnemkadi had 18 in her only game and Chiney averaged 10 in the first two. UConn struggled against Stanford last year in large part due to the fact that Maya Moore had a rare off-night and no one else on the team was capable of elevating their game enough to compensate. This year Moore is gone, but the team itself is much deeper, as five Huskies are averaging in double figures through two games. Sophomore guard Bria Hartley leads the team, averaging 17.5 points per game, and freshman Kaleena MosquedaLewis has drawn early comparisons to Maya Moore,
partly due to her number and resemblance, but also due to her performance. MosquedaLewis is averaging 16 points per game and seven rebounds. Senior Tiffany Hayes is averaging 13.5 points and junior Caroline Doty and sophomore Stefanie Dolson are each averaging 10 points. Dolson, along with Mosqueda-Lewis, will be key to stopping the Ogwumike sisters in the frontcourt. The Ogwumike’s are dangerous on the boards, and after sophomore guard Toni Kokenis, the Cardinal’s offensive production falls off drastically. UConn freshman Brianna Banks has also impressed in her first two college games, averaging seven points per game. Her quickness could be an important factor in the game as well. After Stanford, UConn will host the World Vision Classic at Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies will play Fairleigh Dickinson on Fri., Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.,
» COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Syracuse puts coach on leave after police inquiry
SYRACUSE, New York (AP)—Just after a child sexabuse scandal claimed the coach of a legendary football program and the university’s president, ESPN reported Thursday that police were investigating allegations of child molestation against an assistant basketball coach at the storied Syracuse University program. Shortly afterward, Syracuse placed longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave “in light of the new
allegations and the Syracuse City Police investigation,” the school said. “We are in the very early stages of an investigation,” Sgt. Tom Connellan told The PostStandard in Syracuse. Connellan told the newspaper that police received information on the case Thursday but would not say who provided the information. The university said it had conducted its own investigation and couldn’t find witnesses to corroborate the allegations.
Phone calls by The Associated Press to the police were not immediately returned. Syracuse is a college basketball powerhouse that has been led by coach Jim Boeheim since the 1970s. Boeheim managed to put an upstate New York city that had been known more for its snow on the American sports map. ESPN reported that Fine is accused of molesting a former Syracuse ball boy, Bobby Davis, who is now 39. Davis told “Outside the Lines” that the
abuse occurred at Fine’s home, at Syracuse basketball facilities and on team road trips, including the 1987 Final Four. ESPN said it first investigated the accusations in 2003, but decided not to run the story because there was no independent evidence to corroborate the allegations. Recently, a second man contacted ESPN, alleging that Fine also molested him. That person said he decided to come forward after seeing the coverage of the scandal that engulfed
Daniels and Oriakhi played a solid game for UConn from HUSKIES, page 14 Daniels and Olander had career highs in points with 15 and 11, respectively. The Huskies outrebounded Maine 57-28. Daniels got off to a hot start, scoring eight of first 17 points, 11 in the first half. The freshman was the only Husky in double figures at halftime. UConn had trouble shaking off Maine in the first half. The score was 25-23, in favor of the Huskies, after a Raheem Singleton 3-pointer with less than eight minutes left. UConn only lead 36-31 at halftime, and Maine was missing starting guard Gerald McLemore. “I thought they battled the heck out of us, for a good 25 to 28 minutes,” Calhoun said. Maine coach Ted Woodward said that he was proud of the way
his team stuck around with the defending national champions for a half. “I thought our guys did a great job, especially in the first half,” Woodward said. “Certainly in the beginning of the second half it was just very difficult to score…We were stuck on 33 forever.” But the 21-point swing started in the second half with a 12-2 run, highlighted by an Oriakhi dunk. After a Daniels lay up assisted by Shabazz Napier. The Black Bears used a timeout with 15:15 left, trailing by 15 points. The lead got to 30 points and Calhoun was able to clear the bench and put in Brendan Allen, Kyle Bailey, Enosch Wolf and Ben Stewart to finish off the contest.
Penn State, where coach Joe Paterno was fired after spending six decades at the school. In the Penn State case, longtime former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is accused of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years. The case cost Joe Paterno his job after six decades at the school, and two former school administrators are charged with not properly alerting authorities to suspected abuse and perjury. The university’s president lost his job the
Early goals are going to be the key for the Huskies against Monmouth from IT'S, page 14
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The Huskies' Alex Oriakhi attempts a dunk with a Maine defender at his back.
same day as Paterno. Boeheim released a statement saying: “This matter was fully investigated by the university in 2005 and it was determined that the allegations were unfounded. “I have known Bernie Fine for more than 40 years. I have never seen or witnessed anything to suggest that he would been involved in any of the activities alleged. Had I seen or suspected anything, I would have taken action. Bernie has my full support.”
they have produced successful results. “Early goals help us a lot,” junior forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf said. “Sometimes we panic when we don’t score early...In the open field, there is honestly nobody who can stop us.” Reid expressed the same sentiment. He knows his guys play better when they get an early lead. “It takes a lot of the pressure off of them,” Reid said. “It helps
the guys a lot psychologically.” After the team’s 3-0 win against Marquette back on Oct. 26, Doudou Diouf said that he does not want to be sitting around at home during Thanksgiving break. He wanted to be playing in or preparing for important games. Doudou Diouf and the Huskies have that chance and this game will determine what they make of it.
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Friday, November 18, 2011
Huskies ready to take on Cardinals
By Willy Penfield Staff Writer
approach has been, ‘Let’s get done what we have to get done today.’” The Huskies will have to be After a week off from action, focused if they want to come the UConn football team hits away with a win on Saturday, the field on Saturday against especially on defense as they Louisville with a new life in the face Teddy Bridgewater, one of Big East. the rising stars of the Big East. If the Huskies win their “Teddy is a special freshremaining three conman,” Pasqualoni ference games they said. “He’s 6-foot-2,” will clinch a share of nearly 200 pounds the Big East title and and he can move. I see could possibly clinch vs. Louisville him as being a really a berth to their second Sat., Noon good quarterback in straight BCS bowl if league.” Rentschler thisBridgewater both Pittsburgh and proved Field West Virginia lose a he can hurt you on the game each. ground last Saturday “The Big East is crazy,” said against Pittsburgh when he carsenior defensive tackle Kendall ried the ball 10 times for 54 Reyes. “One second you are yards with a long of 26. The out, then you are right back in Huskies have struggled with it. We have to win one game at a running quarterbacks in the time though. It’s anyone’s in the past, such as Pat White, but league to win.” Bridgewater is not on that level. Winning one game at a time “He can hurt you running the is exactly what head coach Paul ball, even though, to me, he is a Pasqualoni wants the team to true, drop back, pocket passer,” focus on. Pasqualoni said. “His skill set is “There is no sense in looking a big time skill set.” at anything beyond this week The Huskies have a threat at because it’s not going to matter,” quarterback to run as well in Pasqualoni said. “We’ve got to Scott McCummings and due to pay attention to Louisville. Our his success against Syracuse,
13 carries for 59 yards and two touchdowns, he will keep getting opportunities. “We’ve had some success with the two quarterback system,” Pasqualoni said. “We’ve had the same number of plays for Johnny and for Scott and that is not going to change much.” Last year the Huskies lost 26-0 at Louisville but the Huskies get the Cardinals at home this time where they haven’t lost a conference game since 2009. “It is definitely an advantage,” said red shirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs. “Two out of these next three games are at home. We have to pull out the two home wins so we can go to Cincinnati with our heads high.” McCombs could have another reason to hold his head high after the game Saturday as he is just 19 yards away from reaching the 1,000 yard mark on the season. “Lyle McCombs has grown a great deal,” Pasqualoni said. “He has meant a lot to us. We’re doing a good job of running the ball right now in the Big East and he’s been a big part of that.”
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Junior tight end John Delahunt runs through Syracuse defenders during the Huskies' Nov. 5 game against the Orange.
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Men's hockey to take on Yale Bulldogs By Tyler Morrissey Campus Correspondent
age of .302 while their opponents average just nine for 49 or .184 percent. Solid goal tending is an important role to any team, The UConn men’s ice hockey junior net minder Garrett Bartus team will travel to New Haven has a save percentage of .933 as to take on the nationally ranked opponents average just under 2.5 Yale Bulldogs. The Huskies are goals a game. fresh off their most recent win Yale is coming off one of their against the Sacred Heart Pioneers best seasons in school history, as in which UConn they were just one step scored an impressive away from the Frozen eight goals. Alex Gerke Four tournament, colhad a five point night lege hockey’s biggest including a hat trick for stage. This year the vs. Yale the Huskies. That vicBulldogs are ranked tory over Sacred Heart Sat., 3 p.m. No. 9 in the nation. improved the UConn After losing their first to 4-4-2 on the season New Haven game to Cornell, Yale with a 3-2-1 record in is now on a three game the Atlantic Hockey League. winning streak as they shut out UConn’s offense has been per- Colgate, Rensselaer and Union. forming well thus far. They have “We need establish a good a total of 30 goals on the season fore-check and have good compared to their opponents, back pressure as well to win who have just 26. Sophomore this weekend,” said head coach forward Brent Harris leads the Bruce Marshall. Huskies with nine goals on the Offensively, Yale has five difyear. Special teams has also ferent players with two goals played a role in the success of each this season. They are curthe offense as UConn’s power rently outscoring their opponents play is 13 for 43 with a percent- 14-9. Senior forward Dan Otto
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Freshman forward Ryan Tyson skates up the ice in UConn's Nov. 16 matchup against Seton Hall. The Huskies face Yale this weekend.
scored his first two goals of his career last weekend. Otto has been battling injury for three years and looks to do great things for the Bulldogs in his final year. In goal, Yale is backed by junior goaltender Jeff Malcolm, who was named ECAC goalie of the week last weekend after stopping all 72 shots he faced in two shutout victories for the Bulldogs. Malcolm has a .960 save percentage with a goals against average of 1.33. “We’re going to prepare for them the same way we would any other team, we will battle all week, scout them and come ready to play,” Gerke said. If UConn is going to pull off the upset of the weekend they will need to contend with Yale’s speed as they are a quick team that likes to take care of their opponents early on in hockey games. The puck will drop between UConn and Yale, Saturday at 7 p.m. at Ingalls Rink.
» WOMEN'S HOCKEY
Struggling UConn looks to rebound against BU
By Tyler Morrissey Campus Correspondent
The UConn women’s hockey team (1-10-2) will travel to Boston on Saturday to take on the Boston University Terriers and will come home to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum to take on the Vermont Catamounts on Sunday. UConn is looking to snap a five-game losing streak that has seen them shutout by their opponents three straight times. The Huskies have had a tough time on offense as their last goal was on Oct. 29 in a 2-1 loss to Syracuse. So far this year, UConn is averaging just 1.5 goals a game, compared to their opponents, who have scored 3.1 goals a game. In their last game against Providence, UConn only had nine shots on goal for all three periods. “In practice we have been shooting well and have been conducting more battles down near the goal line,” said head coach Heather Linstad. “We can’t hesitate over the blue line and when we do shoot it should create the rebound.” Defensively the Huskies have
been trying to tighten up. They Vermont has had its stuggles at are backed up by two solid times, especially on the power starters in net. Sophomore net play, where they have only five minder Nicole Panniccia has a goals on 66 chances. Also, the goals against average of 2.55 Catamounts have struggled while senior Alexandra Garcia between the pipes; sophomore has made 188 saves so goaltender Roxanne far this season, earning Douville has a goals her a save percentage against average of of .904. 3.73, while junior The Huskies first minder Kelci vs. Boston net game this weekend is Lanthier has a save University percentage of just against BU who is currently fifth in Hockey Sat., 3 p.m. .873. Offensively East and has a record Vermont has two Boston, of 7-4-1 overall. The players with four Terriers are coming off goals and one assist Mass. a 5-2 victory against each, who lead the New Hampshire. BU team thus far. has plenty of firepower thanks “To find [the] success we need in part to the play of senior for- the team needs to do what they ward Jenn Wakefield, who has do during practice,” Linstad said. nine goals and 16 points on the “If you saw what we did in pracseason. BU also has very strong tice, you would say what a good special teams as they are 63-for- Husky hockey team.” 69 on the penalty kill. The Huskies will need to find “We need to stay with them their offense and score some and play consistent, match their goals if they are going to pick up team speed and create our own a couple of wins this weekend. opportunities,” Linstad said. The puck will drop in Boston After visiting BU, the Vermont on Saturday night at 3 p.m. at Catamounts will come to Storrs. Agganis Arena. Sunday’s game The Catamounts are 2-6-4 over- at Storrs against Vermont is all this season and currently sit scheduled for 2 p.m. in sixth place in Hockey East, just one spot ahead of UConn. Tyler.Morrissey@UConn.edu
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UConn's defender Kiana Nauheim prepares to fire a shot during the Huskies' Oct. 15 game agasint Minnesota Duluth.
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Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Nov. 26 Rutgers TBA
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Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Nov. 25 Battle for Battle for Arkansas Atlantis, TBA Atlantis, TBA 3:15 p.m.
Home: Gampel Pavilion, XL Center Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Fairleigh Buffalo Dickenson 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m
Nov. 27 Dayton 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 Towson 7 p.m.
Men’s Soccer (17-3-2) Nov. 20 NCAA Tournament Monmouth 1 p.m.
Field Hockey (19-2) NCAA Final Four North Carolina Today 2 p.m. Louisville, Ky.
Men’s Ice Hockey (4-4-2) Tomorrow Nov. 25 Yale Air Force 7 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 26 Dec. 2 Air Force RIT 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
Dec. 3 RIT 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey (1-10-2) Tomorrow BU 3 p.m.
Nov. 20 Vermont 2 p.m.
Nov. 25, 26 Nutmeg Classic 4 & 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 Vermont 2 p.m.
Men’s Swimming & Diving Tomorrow/Sunday Pitt Invite All Day
Women’s Swimming & Diving Nov. 18, 19, 20 Pitt Invite All Day
Volleyball (14-15) TBA Big East Tournament TBA
Men’s Cross Country Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Women’s Cross Country Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Connecticut’s Alex Oriakhi dunks as Maine’s Alasdair Fraser, right, watches in the second half of Thursday night’s game at the XL Center in Hartford.
THE Storrs Side UConn field hockey heads to Louisville to play in Final Four By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer Game to attend: UConn football vs. Louisville. After a bye last weekend, the Huskies will continue their home stand against Big East opponent the Cardinals. The last time the Huskies played, they beat Syracuse 28-21, head coach Paul Pasqualoni’s former team. In the game, runningback Lyle McCombs led the Huskies with 152 rushing yards and a touchdown. Redshirt quarterback Scott McCummings had two rushing touchdowns in the game and quarterback Johnny McEntee added 113 passing yards and a throwing touchdown. The Huskies are 4-5 overall and 2-2 in conference play. The Cardinals are 5-5 this season, as well as 3-2 in conference play and are coming off of 21-14 loss against Pittsburg. Kickoff will begin at noon at Rentschler field this Saturday. Game to follow: UConn field hockey vs. North Carolina. While the football team is set to take on Louisville this weekend, the No. 5 field hockey team is in Louisville to play No. 1
North Carolina in the Final Four. The Huskies are coming off of a recent 3-2 tournament victory over No. 7 Penn State on Sunday. The Huskies, who were down 1-0 in the first half, went on to score three uncontested goals in the second half en route to their 10th Final Four appearance in program history. Back Jestine Angelini scored two goals in the game as forward Cara Silverman netted the gamewinning goal. The Huskies who are 19-2 on the season are set to face the Tar Heels, whose record stands at 22-1. The game starts at 2 p.m. today with the winner going on to play in the national championship. Number of the week: 8. On Wednesday, the UConn men’s hockey team recorded a seasonhigh 8 goals against Atlantic Hockey opponent Sacred Heart as part of an 8-3 victory. Defensemen Alex Gerke recorded a hat trick in the game, leading the Huskies to a victory. The 4-4-2 Huskies will play again this Saturday at Yale, whose record currently stands at 4-1-1.
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Astros to move to American League
Women’s Basketball (2-0) Nov. 21 Stanford 7:30 p.m.
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–Sherry Su, 7th-semester physio-neurobiology major.
–UConn coach Jim Calhoun on the play of freshman Andre Drummond.
Men’s Basketball (3-0) Nov. 20 Coppin St. 1 p.m.
The Daily Question Q : “When will the women’s basketball team lose its first game?” A : “If they don’t fall to the Irish, they’re going to run the table.”
“If he can get 11 rebounds every night, offensive I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.”
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HOUSTON (AP)—New Astros owner Jim Crane is promising plenty of changes in addition to the club’s move to the American League. Baseball owners unanimously approved the long-delayed sale of the team from Drayton McLane to Crane on Thursday, a transaction that requires the franchise to move from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013. As part of the Astros’ agreement to switch leagues, the sale price was cut from $680 million to $615 million, a person at the owners meetings in Milwaukee told The Associated Press. Crane said at a late-afternoon news conference at Minute Maid Park that the reported money totals were “fairly accurate.” He said the transaction will be completed on Tuesday. “We’re focused on bringing a winner back to Houston,” Crane said. “We’ve got a lot of plans.” McLane, general manager Ed Wade and president of baseball operations Tal Smith did not attend Crane’s news conference, and Crane said he’s planning staff changes after Thanksgiving. “From soup to nuts, we’ll sit down with all the executives, ask them what they think we’re doing right, ask them what they think we’re doing wrong,” he said, “and we’ll make some very, very quick adjustments.” Crane originally wanted the Astros to stay in the National League, where the franchise has competed since its inception in 1962. But Major League Baseball saw an opportunity to balance the leagues, putting 15 teams in each, and forced Crane and his new team to take the deal. “It became evident that the move to the AL was an issue,” Crane said. “We had a transaction that was done in May, and with that transaction, that changed over time. It was made very clear to us that anybody who owns the team would be moving to the American League.” The Astros will be the first team to switch leagues since Milwaukee moved to the National League after the 1997 season. Houston’s move drew criticism from fans on local radio call-in shows. Eddie Fuller, 47, of Houston, an Astros fan who was having lunch at a sports bar on Thursday, says he’ll miss the NL style of play. “I just like National League baseball better,” Fuller said. “Just take a look at the playoffs, and all the switches you have to make. You have to watch your pitching, you have to watch your bench. I like the way the game has to be managed a lot better.”
THE Pro Side Chargers take on Bears and Chelsea faces Liverpool By Daniel Kagan Campus Correspondent Game of the Week: San Diego Chargers (4-5) versus Chicago Bears (6-3) The first game of the week is a matchup between two middleof-the-pack, interdivisional teams vying for wildcard position. The Bears look to extend their twogame winning streak, which kicked off with the return of Earl Bennett two weeks ago in a comeback win versus the Eagles. Meanwhile, the Chargers look take control of the AFC West, where they trail the Oakland Raiders by a game. The game will most likely hinge on the efficiency of the Chargers’ offense, which has been known to temper its explosive tendencies with many disappointing showings. For the Bears, look again to Earl Bennett, as well as Jay Cutler’s abilities to evade the blitz and Matt Forte’s “visionary” run game. Catch the game Sunday on CBS. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Game of the Week: Chelsea (7-1-3) versus Liverpool (5-4-2)
As usual, the Barclay’s Premiership is caught in a tight race for not only the top position, but also for the top four. Liverpool will look to better its sixth-place position in this classic match-up verses the Blues, with a win that could catapult them to a tie for fourth. Look for striker Didier Drogba to lead the Chelsea attack, while veteran Stephen Gerrard and Argentine mid-fielder Maxi Rodriguez will look to spearhead the Reds’ assault on Peter Cech and the Blues backline. Football fans can catch the game live on the Fox Soccer Channel at 11 a.m. Number of the Week: 14 The most interceptions Tom Brady has thrown in a season is 14, which happened in 2002, 2004 and 2005. Coming off perhaps one of the finest seasons an NFL quarterback has completed, during which Brady threw only four interceptions compared to 36 touchdowns and led the Patriots to a 14-2 regular season record, Brady has already thrown 10 interceptions this season.
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Friday, November 18, 2011
A SHOT AT REDEMPTION
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UConn sophomore Marie Elena Bolles handles the ball while teammate Anne Jeute runs behind her during UConn’s Nov. 16 game against Princeton. This weekend, the Huskies will be playing in the Final Four in Louisville, Ky.
Field hockey faces North Carolina in a rematch of the 2007 National Semifinal game Field Hockey in the Final Four Mac Cerullo Nancy Stevens has accomplished just about everything a coach can accomplish. She has over 500 wins in her career, she’s coached 23 First Team AllAmericans and six U.S. National Team members, she been named Coach of the Year eight times and she is a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. But despite all of that, she has yet to win a national championship. In fact, she has yet to even play for one. Stevens has coached seven – yes, seven – teams to the Final Four over the course of her career, but every time her team has lost in the national semifinal. It happened
three times in the 80s when she was the head coach at Northwestern, and it has happened four times since she came to UConn in 1990. How could that be? It’s almost unfathomable that Stevens hasn’t at least reached a national championship game in her career. She’s been so good for so long that it hardly makes sense mathematically. After all, she’s won 15 or more games in 24 of the 33 seasons she’s been coaching. You’d think that at some point one of those teams would have caught fire and taken her all the way. Hell, even the Dallas Mavericks eventually won a title. So surely Stevens and the Huskies must be due, right? Well, today Stevens will have another chance to finally reach her first NCAA Championship game. The Huskies will take on No. 1 UNC this afternoon down in Louisville in what is essentially a rematch of the last time UConn played in the national semifinal. In 2007, UConn faced UNC and proceeded to get rocked, losing
4-2. The rosters are different now, but the situation remains more or less the same, as UNC is once against going to be favored going into the game. No. 1 UNC has rolled over just about every team it has faced this season. The Tar Heels are 20-1, with their only loss coming against No. 2 Old Dominion (who are also in the Final Four) back on Sept. 16 by a score of 3-1. UNC beat Old Dominion in the rematch, and in the tournament the Tar Heels have been just about unstoppable, beating Ohio 4-0 and then Michigan 5-1 in the first two rounds. What the Huskies failed to do in the last meeting is what they will have to find a way to do this time around, and that is stop the Tar Heels’ offense. If the Huskies allow four goals again, they will lose. Period. The UConn offense has been good this year, but in order to hang with a powerhouse like UNC, the Huskies will need to rely on their experienced defensive core.
Jestine Angelini, Rayell Heistand, Allison Angulo and Kim Krzyk and have each started nearly ever game for the past three seasons and sophomore goalie Sarah Mansfield has been nothing short of a brick wall since arriving in Storrs last year. All have won awards, and all have played in enough big games to understand what it takes to shut down a great offense. Stevens has been cultivating this team for years. If there is any team she’s coached that had the talent to make it over the hump, it’s this one. But Stevens of all people has learned that winning a national championship is hard, and nobody is going to just give it to you. So only time will tell if this year will end in disappointment like each of the other seven have, or if this will finally be the year when Nancy Stevens’ time finally comes. Follow Mac Cerullo on Twitter at @MacCerullo.
Final: UConn: 4 UMass: 1
Final: Old Dominion: 3 UConn: 2
Final: Old Dominion: 3 UConn: 1 (OT)
Semifinal: UConn: 3 Old Dominion: 0
Semifinal: Old Dominion: 2 UConn: 1
Semifinal: UConn: 2 Delaware: 0
Semifinal: UConn: 2 Boston Uni.: 1
Semifinal: UConn: 2 Northwestern: 0
Semifinal: Princeton: 4 UConn: 1
Final: UConn: 3 Old Dominion: 2
Semifinal: Michigan: 4 UConn: 3
Semifinal: Maryland: 2 UConn: 1
Semifinal: North Carolina: 4 UConn: 2
It’s tournament time for UConn today, but if we lose the next three games, the season is a disaster. That true evaluation Reid The tone of the Huskies referred to starts Sunday at 1 was one of defeat after last p.m. against Monmouth in a Sunday’s loss to St. Johns’ 1-0 home game for the Huskies to in overtime. But coach Ray be played at Morrone Stadium. Reid thought that the loss was Playing in a home game precisely the thing for UConn is going that his team needto be a big advaned to prepare for the tage. On the seaNCAA Tournament son, the Huskies that begins Sunday are 10-0-1 when vs. Monmouth playing at Morrone. afternoon. “The type of group only blemish Sun.,1 p.m. The of guys we have, to an otherwise perMorrone unfortunately, they fect record came on learn better from this Oct. 22 when the Stadium than when they win,” Georgetown Hoyas Reid said. “I believe tied UConn 0-0. this is perfect for us.” A big reason for UConn’s As great as a win in the success while playing at home Big East Championship game is the Goal Patrol. Team fans would have been, the players have come in support of UConn and coaches care much less all season long and are among about winning that than they do the most supportive student secgetting to a Final Four. tions in collegiate soccer. A loud “We’ve won 11 [Big East student section makes it diffiChampionships,] we’ve been cult for opposing goalkeepers to to two Final Fours,” Reid said. communicate and it also gives “That’s the tournament that the Huskies an added boost. this team will be evaluated on. “When the fans are loud and We could have won this thing excited, the players feed off of
By Dan Agabiti Senior Staff Writer
Huskies give Black Bears a black-eye
By Colin McDonough Associate Sports Editor
HARTFORD – The No. 4 UConn men’s basketball team has yet to play a dominating 40 minutes in the 2011-12 regular season. But, nonetheless, the Huskies improved their record to 3-0 by beating Maine 80-60 last night in front of 10,726 at the XL Center. UConn used a 23-2 UConn run in the first 10 minutes of the second half Maine and a balanced scoring and rebounding effort to dispose of the Black Bears after a sloppy first half. “We’re 3-0, we still have no idea who we are,” said coach Jim Calhoun. “We don’t know who we are yet.” Alex Oriakhi said that Calhoun tried to motivate the team to play faster and better in the second half. “He definitely ripped on us,” Oriakhi said. “He said we weren’t going full speed. I think we told each other to pick it up.” Calhoun called a time-out five
seconds into the second half, when he saw Jeremy Lamb walk the ball up the court too slow. But other than that hiccup, Calhoun saw his team dominate the second half. Five Huskies, DeAndre Daniels, Tyler Olander, Oriakhi, Lamb and Andre Drummond, scored in double figures. Olander and Drummond recorded double doubles, with Olander hauling in 80 10 rebounds and snatching 60 Drummond 14 boards. Eleven of Drummond’s rebounds game on the offensive end. “If he can get 11 rebounds every night, offensive I think we’ll be in pretty good shape,” Calhoun said. Olander said getting offensive rebounds is something that will help a team of this size immensely. “I think that’s something big, it’s something in the first two games…We let Columbia get a whole bunch of offensive rebounds,” Olander said.
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Senior defender Nicardo Blake runs the ball up the field with a St. Johns’ defender behind him.
the energy,” said Josh Johnson, a 7th-semester molecular and cell biology major and Goal Patrol member. “It also makes it hard for the opposing goalkeeper to communicate with his defense.” “It just feels different when we’re playing at home,” junior Stephane Diop said. “We have fantastic fans here who really
make a big difference for us.” This season, the team has had a slogan, “Be the hunter, not the hunted.” If they want to be the hunters, the Huskies will have to come out aggressive against the Hawks and score some early goals. When they have done that this year,
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