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In the face of rising repair and maintenance costs, the UConn Greater Hartford Campus will be moving from West Hartford to downtown Hartford within a year. “Ensuring that UConn is fully contributing to the life of our capital city is one of my highest priorities.” UConn President Susan Herbst said in a statement Thursday. “Moving the Greater Hartford campus back to the city, where it began and belongs, will better enable the campus to fulfill its academic mission, provide a major boost for downtown Hartford and save the university millions in the process.” Since UConn is still in negotiations, no specifics have been released on the new location, other than it will be an existing complex. The campus, currently located in West Hartford, is in deteriorating condition. An estimated $18.4 million would be required to bring the buildings up to an acceptable state. Furthermore, updates and repairs need to be made to the technology infrastructure, and the mechanical systems in the three main campus buildings need to be completely replaced. Combined, nearly $25 million would be needed to keep the campus operation-
al, in addition to the $7.2 million spent on continual repairs to the campus over the past four years.
“Ensuring that UConn is fully contributing to the life of our capital city is one of my highest priorities.” -Susan Herbst President of UConn The Greater Hartford campus is home to over 2,100 undergraduates with approximately 60 full-time faculty members. Many of its graduate and undergraduate programs greatly interact with the surrounding environment, and thus are limited by being located outside of the city. The new locations will aid the growth of programs such as initiatives working on K-12 education, and UConn Department of Public Policy’s Master of Public Administration pro-
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Students walk across the UConn Greater Hartford Campus in West Hartford. The campus is scheduled to be moved from West Hartford to downtown Hartford within a year.
gram, which requires students to complete a professional internship, many of which are located in Hartford. UConn opened a campus in Hartford in 1939. That campus was moved to West Harford in 1970. UConn Media Relations Associate Stephanie Reitz said in an email that the suburban location has held back the development of the
Students support Israel through UConn Political Action Committee By David Wise Campus Correspondent Support for the survival of Israel and its alliance with the United States has renewed its presence at UConn through the UConn Political Action Committee (UPAC). The group introduced its purposes and initiatives about this pertinent subject in a meeting on Oct. 15 and continues to promote democracy and advocate for groups that are frequently discriminated against. President Esti Nof and public relations chief Josh Squire led the interactive session. They promoted the alliance by highlighting similarities between the two countries’ democracies, as well as arguments for Israel’s existence amid growing external threats. After introducing some essential facts about Israel, Nof presented the main focuses of the club. The first is to promote democracy while being impartial. The second is to promote equal rights between commonly discriminated groups, like women and homosexuals. Nof pointed out there are many Christians living in Israel who were formerly persecuted in other areas of the world. The final major focus is the rising threat of Iran wielding nuclear weapons and its refusal of Israel’s right to exist, frightening prospects Israel has to face. Some of the U.S.-Israeli
alliance’s most important assets were presented, such as the fact that Israel has kept a 75 percent return rate of the U.S.’s $3 billion of lent foreign aid. Squire emphasized that both countries have neoliberal interests, holding the belief that if democracies work together, countries are less likely to go to war. Nof said the club’s steps of promotion are leadership and involvement, educating others, attending conferences and being in contact with Congress. She leads a group that seeks to be politically active. “It is common at a meeting to divide between leftists and rightists, and people of different religions, backgrounds and majors,” she said. “We’re not all political science majors, but we’re all politically driven, and I think that is a beautiful thing.” The group sends members to American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy and national conferences. The national conferences are the largest gathering of Israel supporters in the country, held annually in Washington. UPAC tries to maintain involvement with Congress, as they have met with U.S. Rep Joe Courtney (D-2nd District) on Capitol Hill. Students of various majors and backgrounds attended, as the group welcomes all people “with an open mind and passion for leadership,” according to UPAC’s
Facebook page. “I think that this group is like a mold that everyone can put their hands on and add to,” she said. Nof most prided herself on the club’s diversity, evident in the meeting’s seven of 11 non-Jewish attendee turn-out rate, allowing different types of voices to contribute to the group. Attendees’ majors ranged from economics to psychology. A graduate student and the president of UConn College Democrats of America, Molly Rockett, was among the six of 11 attendees currently studying political science. Rockett praised “the nonpartisan aspect of the meeting and the focus on engagement.” “What really fascinated me was the human rights angle,” she said. “I think a lot of people can find common ground.” Sam Kleinman, vice president of Israeli Affairs at UConn Hillel, the organization for on-campus Jewish social life, was also in attendance. “It’s great to see a culmination of people from diverse backgrounds supporting Israel on campus,” he said. “Israel truly has something for everyone.” Nof explained the group invites people in opposition of Israel to come to meetings, consider the information offered and challenge it if necessary.
campus. In addition, UConn wishes to integrate itself more in Hartford by moving back to the city. By bringing the Greater Hartford Campus back to downtown Hartford, the University believes the campus can achieve its full potential. Herbst said, “The campus was originally intended to offer an urban education near
the seat of state government and there is no better place to accomplish that than in the heart of downtown. This will be a win-win for UConn, our students and the City of Hartford.” The current West Hartford campus will be sold after the completion of the move.
By Brittany M. Bousquet Campus Correspondent
year of work went into preparing UConn to be able to open the Google Apps for Education. Initially the transfer to Google Apps was optional. This transfer started in 2011, and since then, roughly half of UConn’s students have either opted in or have simply been started in Google Apps. The migration is now being mandated for two reasons. The first reason is that the Attorney General had initially required that students opt into Google Apps, according to Josh Boggis, Team Leader of Unified Communications Group. That restriction has now been waived. The second reason the switch is being mandated is because the Huskymail system is antiquated and no longer needs to be running. Smith also said that a replacement system for Huskymail would be costly. With the positive feedback Google Apps has received, it makes sense to consolidate all student email services into Google Apps. “Gmail offers many great benefits,” said Smith. “Large mailboxes, excellent spam filtering, a tagging system and a modern user interface for both the web and mobile devices.” Boggis said he wants students to know about the benefits Google Apps offers. “With Huskymail, there was only mail,” said Boggis. “With Google Apps, students have access to Google Calendar, Google Talk and Google Drive.”
UConn to finalize transition from Huskymail to Gmail
On Dec. 15, students at the University of Connecticut will be mandated to switch from Huskymail to Gmail. The transfer to Google Apps has been in the works for several years “In October 2009, UITS and USG held a joint forum called The Huskymail Sucks Forum where students had an opportunity to voice their concerns with the current Huskymail and their ideas for what a future service should look like,” said Matthew Smith, Linux and Virtualization Team Lead in UITS.
“With GoogleApps, students have access to Google Calendar, Google Talk and Google Drive.” -Josh Boggis Team Leader of Unified Communications Group Because it is a university, UConn had to put out a bid for a new email system. Google was the only company to respond. From there, more than a
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2 killed on Conn. highways during Nor’easter
HARTFORD (AP) — A North Granby woman was killed when the car she was driving and a tractor-trailer crashed head-on as a nor’easter swept into Connecticut. State Police said Thursday that 40-year-old Ewa McGovern died as a result of the crash in East Granby on Wednesday. The driver of the tractor-trailer complained of back pain. No other details were available. Separately, a motorist was killed when her car overturned in Lebanon on Wednesday. Her name was not immediately disclosed. State Police said they will investigate all possible causes, including the storm. State Police said Thursday morning that motorists from Massachusetts were reporting spin-outs and disabled vehicles on Interstate 84 west near the Connecticut line.
Vet wounded in Vietnam sues Army to get care
HARTFORD (AP) — A Purple Heart recipient from Connecticut who was wounded in the Vietnam War sued the Army on Thursday, saying he’s wrongly being denied health care benefits. Lawyers for William Dolphin, 64, of West Haven, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Haven in an attempt to upgrade his discharge status and get benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dolphin was given a bad conduct discharge in 1974 after being charged with going absent without leave, or AWOL. He didn’t realize the Army considered him AWOL after he left a New York City hospital to convalesce at home while suffering from memory loss, depression and trouble concentrating, according to the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic, which is representing Dolphin. Dolphin has been overwhelmed by medical bills and can’t afford regular care for his conditions, while the bad conduct discharge has prevented him from receiving VA care, his lawyers say. He has asked Army officials to upgrade his discharge status, but they have refused. “I have paid for nearly 40 years for something I didn’t do,” Dolphin said in a statement released by the Yale clinic. “I wasn’t trying to run away from serving in Vietnam — I fought for my country and risked my life for the men I served with. Now all I ask is for some basic medical care for my injuries.” An Army spokesman declined to comment, citing military policy on pending litigation.
Federal judge urged to approve BP settlement
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge Thursday to give his final approval to a class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier heard arguments from lawyers who negotiated the deal as well as other attorneys who have objected to parts of it. BP PLC estimates it will pay $7.8 billion to the resolve claims, but the settlement is not capped and BP could pay out more or less. Barbier, who didn’t immediately rule, said the hearing was designed to help him determine if the settlement is “fair, reasonable and adequate” and that he doesn’t have the authority to rewrite or renegotiate it. Barbier said he would rule in the coming days. However, he said some of the objections he heard were “frankly, not made in good faith and bordered on being frivolous.” Barbier preliminarily approved the agreement in May. Since then, thousands of people have opted out of the deal to pursue their claims individually. BP attorney Rick Godfrey said fewer people opted out than the company had expected.
Layoffs at firm tied to Mass. pharmacy in outbreak
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts company with the same founders as a pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak says it’s laying off nearly all its employees amid its prolonged closure for inspection. Ameridose employees were notified of the layoffs Thursday. A company spokesman says the notice affects 650 employees at Ameridose and 140 employees at its marketing and support arm. He says a small number will be retained amid an ongoing product recall. Ameridose LLC says it hopes the layoffs will be temporary. The Westborough company paid its employees since it voluntarily closed for inspection Oct. 10 because of problems at the New England Compounding Center pharmacy, a sister company. The meningitis outbreak has been linked to a steroid made by the NECC, in Framingham, near Boston. Regulators last week asked Ameridose to remain closed until Nov. 19.
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Chicago professor warns about global warming By Kathleen McWilliams Staff Writer Thursday afternoon, as the week of storms subsided, a packed Konover Auditorium welcomed David Archer, renowned computational ocean chemist and current professor at the University of Chicago, as this month’s guest lecturer. Students, faculty and community members packed into the Dodd Center, overflowing into the aisles and standing in the back. Every month during the semester, the Dodd Center hosts a prolific lecturer, as part of its long-standing “Nature and the Environment: The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series.” The lecture series has been running since 1995 as a UConn effort to continue conversation about nature and the environment. Archer was introduced by UConn professor and climate scientist, Anji Seth. Seth’s introduction was glowing and conveyed Archer’s solid experience and incredible knowledge in the field of climate science. “His work has primarily worked around understanding earth’s carbon cycle,” said Seth. “Looking at his CV, you will see that his first paper published was in Nature and he has been published in many premier publications since. His work on the carbon cycle has been the frontier on our understanding of it and the computational work has pushed the boundaries and has helped our understanding of its role on large timescales.” After the introduction, Archer
took the stage and started off the lecture with a connection to the weather of the last two weeks, saying that in a sense global warming is responsible for the extreme weather of late. Archer showed a photograph of the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek with a picture of recently flooded New York City, captioned with the phrase “It’s Global Warming Stupid!” Archer then switched to a slide that he said represented the political discussion of climate change during the past election. The slide was completely blacked out. After audience laughter subsided, Archer went on to say, “It’s all stacking up the way we predicted it to, if not worse.” Archer then began his lecture with background information on climate science. He explained topics such as greenhouse gases, the ice albedo feedback and the history and progression of climate science ranging from the 19th century to present day. While addressing the history of climate science and change, Archer discussed the fact that the idea of climate change is not a modern idea. “People believed that by the end of the century, we would start affecting climate change,” he said. Such things that change the environment, explained Archer, are variable. “There are natural climate forcings, these are things that drive the climate, and the big ones are the sun and volcanic eruptions. And then there are the anthropogenic climate change, like greenhouse gases that warm the planet, and aerosols
Storrs receives new innovation hub
By James Onofrio Staff Writer
A new public-private partnership called “Connecticut’s Innovation Ecosystem” will have one of its four hubs in Storrs. The program, created by the 2011 Jobs Bill, seeks to help startups and small businesses get the knowledge and resources they need to be successful. It will receive about $5 million in funding in its first year, although it is designed to run on private investor funds in the future. The Storrs hub, known as the Eastern Connecticut Innovation Corridor, “brings the strengths and investment in the University of Connecticut ecosystem together with private-sector entrepreneurs,” according to a press release from Hub Manager Chris Levesque. The program will provide a network for small business owners to take advantage of the resources available through the university. In addition to the Storrs campus, the UConn Health Center and UConn Tech Park provide considerable opportunities for partnerships with small businesses. Proponents also believe Connecticut’s relationship to the investment industry will help the program get the financial resources it needs. “Connecticut enjoys a strong venture capital community and is in a great position to attract more investors. There is certainly no shortage of talent in this state given the number of quality universities, Fortune 500 companies and leading financial institutions that are head-
quartered here,” said Tim Shannon, M.D., of Canaan Partners, a venture capital firm in Westport. A press release from the Department of Economic and Community Development said the program would help make Connecticut a leader in the “innovation economy.” The hubs “will provide a set of financial, technical, professional, and mentoring resources to participants, as well as collaborative workspace.”
“Connecticut enjoys a strong venture capital community and is in a great position to attract more investors.” -Tim Shannon Canaan Partners The Eastern Connecticut Innovation Corridor, or ECIC, will begin with three main programs: Accelerator, Marketplace and Clubhouse. They provide help in attracting funding, collaboration with other businesses, and commercialization. The hub is temporarily housed in the Gordon W. Tasker Building.
that tend to cool the planet,” Archer said. Despite these various explanations for climate change, Archer affirmed that “greenhouse gases are the only forces that matches current warming trends.” Audience members seemed to enjoy Archer’s presentation and lecture, and felt comfortable asking questions. Archer closed his lecture with a series of projections about climate change in the near future, concentrating on sea level rises. Archer illustrated the concept by saying that by 2300, sea level will have risen 50 meters and that 3.5 percent of Earth’s surface will be submerged, displacing approxi-
mately 10 percent of the world’s population. Archer also emphasized the role of Americans in this destruction, stating that for every gallon of gas Americans burn, 50 square centimeters of land is lost and that every American essentially “burns away” 1,000 square feet of land each year. Archer’s lecture concluded with his statement that “It’s not hard to stop CO2 emissions; it’s hard to pick which technologies to use.” Archer stressed that we have all the technology we need to lessen CO2 emissions. Now it’s up to us to figure out which ones to implement.
Student political groups speculate on election’s impact on colleges
This Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at his election night party, in Chicago.
By Elizabeth Bowling Staff Writer UConn College Democrats and Republicans said President Obama will impact the cost of college tuition differently than Gov. Mitt Romney would have. Molly Rockett, the president of UConn College Democrats, said Obama is an advocate for student loans and college affordability. Sarah Aldrich, social media chair for UConn College Republicans, said college students probably favored Obama over Romney because of this. But, Aldrich said, had Romney been elected, he may have been better-suited to offer universities incentives to cut costs. “The universities themselves should find ways to become more efficient and to cut costs so that students don’t have to get more loans. It’s just a never-ending cycle,” Aldrich said. Rockett said healthcare implementation by 2014 was a major fight for Obama in his first term, but in his second term, he promised to focus on education and investing in educational systems starting in elementary school and going all the way up to college. A particular focus will probably be strengthening public education systems and making college more achievable, affordable and accessible, she said. But in comparing Obama to his former opponent, Rockett, a 4thsemester political science major, said, “I think the starkest contrast for college students between President Obama and Romney, which I think swayed a lot of people’s votes, was Romney’s stance on social issues, especially on women’s issues.” Access to contraception
through healthcare providers was an important social issue to many young women in college that Romney did not support, Rockett said. Romney’s position on contraception and abortion wavered throughout his campaign, perhaps making him unappealing to college-aged women voters, she said. Obama’s stance on women’s issues, in addition to tuition costs, has had an impact on college campuses. But Aldrich believed Romney’s policies would have been more beneficial for college students than Obama’s. Aldrich, a 6thsemester business management major, said if Obama allows the government to continue providing student loans, universities will continue to raise tuition costs knowing that students can afford the increased prices. “For a long-term solution,” Aldrich said, “in the actual principle of making things easier for students, I think it’s better to cut costs in the education system.” Aldrich said she does not support cutting the Department of Education. Rather, some university expenses, like construction, should be reduced, she said. But if the government continues to provide loans to students, universities will have no incentive to lower tuition costs, she said. UConn political science professor Ronald Schurin said, “Govenor Romney basically called for sharply reducing, if not eliminating, government support for domestic activities that he regarded as ‘non-essential.’” The extent to which higher education would have been regarded as a non-essential domestic activity is unclear, Schurin said.
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Texas lawyer pleads not guilty to aiding drug cartel
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering more than $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel. Marco Antonio Delgado waived his arraignment Thursday, essentially entering a not guilty plea, during a hearing in federal court in El Paso. One of his lawyers, Ray Velarde, asked Judge Norbert Garney to postpone the bond hearing for Wednesday. His other lawyer, Jose Montes, said they would seek Delgado’s release on bond next week. Prosecutors say Delgado conspired to launder the cartel’s drug profits from July 2007 through December 2008. The indictment doesn’t say which cartel. In a statement, Homeland Security Investigations said Delgado conspired to launder more than $600 million of drug profits. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. The agency said he was linked to the Milenio cartel based in Guadalajara, Mexico. The cocaine-trafficking cartel was active until 2010, and its scope was mostly limited to the Jalisco state area in Mexico and parts of the western U.S., according to the Mexican government. A biography that was recently pulled from the university’s website says Delgado took leave from his professional activities to join Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto’s campaign in early 2012 and adds that he is currently part of Pena Nieto’s transition team. Eduardo Sanchez, a spokesman for the transition team, said they had never heard of Delgado and pointed to the group’s website, which doesn’t list Delgado as a member. “Clearly this person is not part of the team. We don’t know him,” Sanchez said. Sanchez also ruled out the possibility that Delgado could have served as an adviser to Pena Nieto, or worked on or raised funds for his campaign. As to why a former member of the board of trustees provide such information to the university, Sanchez speculated that “criminals normally say things that are not true.” In Mexico, transition teams are tasked by the president elect to meet with current officials and gather information in order to assure a smooth transition from one administration to the next and to provide the new president with reports so he can make decisions soon after being sworn in. Delgado received a master’s in Science in Public Policy and
Management from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School in 1990, and in 2003, he gave the school $250,000 to establish the Marco Delgado Fellowship for the Advancement of Hispanics in Public Policy and Management. In a press release from that time, he credited the school’s “outstanding faculty, strong links to the private sector and overall dedication to producing problem-solvers.”
“Clearly this person is not part of the team. We don’t know him.” -Eduardo Sanchez Transition Team Spokesperson Ken Walters, a spokesman for the Pittsburgh university, confirmed that Delgado was a trustee from 2006 through mid2012. “I wish it was someone else,” he said. Walters said Delgado provided the biographical information that had been on the school’s website, including his claimed links to Mexico’s presidentelect. He declined comment on whether the endowment funding could be linked to drug money or if they have looked into the claims made by Delgado in his biography. “Right now we have no knowledge of the matter and are reserving comment until the authorities investigate,” Walters said.
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Election will not mark end of abortion/contraception debate
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats and liberal advocacy groups have declared victory in what they called a Republican “war on women” and are celebrating the pivotal defeats of some GOP candidates who took rigid stands against abortion. However, the issues in dispute — notably access to contraception and abortion — are far from settled, and social conservatives are already girding for new confrontations. “We’re going back to the drawing board,” anti-abortion leader Marjorie Dannenfelser told fellow conservatives at a post-election gathering. Dannensfelser said her organization, the Susan B. Anthony List, would seek to back candidates who can argue against abortion “with compassion and love.” In an interview, she said Republican nominee Mitt Romney was too defensive on abortionrelated issues and mentioned Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Indiana Gov.-elect Mike Pence as potential presidential candidates who intrigued her. For activists supporting family planning programs and access to abortion, the election produced a series of triumphs, starting with the re-election of President Barack Obama. Groups such as Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women campaigned vigorously for him, and he won about 55 percent of women’s votes. “This is a resounding victory for women,” said Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards. “This election sends a powerful and unmistakable message ... that the American people do not want politicians to meddle in our personal medical decisions, and that politicians demean and dismiss women at their own peril.”
In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., waves to the crowd as she walks on stage to declare victory over challenger Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., in the Missouri Senate race in St. Louis. McCaskill will be one of a record 20 women in the next Senate, 17 of them Democrats. Democrats and liberal advocacy groups have declared victory in what they called a Republican “war on women” and are celebrating the pivotal defeats of some GOP candidates who took rigid stands against abortion.
The differences between Obama and Romney on some “war on women” issues were stark. Obama vowed to require insurance companies to cover birth control, preserve federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and protect access to abortion. Romney took opposing positions, and said he’d like to outlaw abortion except in cases of rape, incest and threat to the mother’s life. According to exit polls conducted for The Associated Press and TV networks, 59 percent of voters said abortion should be legal either in all or most cases, while 36 percent said it should be illegal all or most of the time. Planned Parenthood and its allies celebrated the outcomes of a host of specific races, including the defeats of two Tea Party-backed GOP Senate
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candidates whose chances plummeted after widely criticized remarks about rape and abortion. In Missouri, Todd Akin said women’s bodies have ways of avoiding pregnancy in instances of “legitimate rape,” while Indiana’s Richard Mourdock said pregnancy resulting from rape was “something God intended.” Akin’s rival, Claire McCaskill, will be one of a record 20 women in the next Senate, 17 of them Democrats. Among them will be the first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and the first Asian-American woman, Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono. In New Hampshire, wins by two Democrats in House races gives the state, which has two female senators, the first all-women delegation to Congress. It also has a newly
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“Towering Locusts” by Arthur Meltzer, as it appears in the Benton Museum’s collection.
Fuzzy and Sleepy by Matt Silber
Classic I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Horoscopes tAries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- It’s easy to just bluster through financially. You’ve got confidence, ambition and power. Keep it inside a plan, and don’t spend wildly. Make an emotional appeal.
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Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Learn how to be prepared from another’s emergency. Friends are ready to lend a hand, and a strong back or two, if you need them. Better safe than sorry. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Slow down and contemplate. Procrastination is knocking on your door. Indulge it productively by cleaning house, but only if you can keep your deadlines. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Begin a new project. Stumble upon your creative self and make things happen. Accept a generous offer for your work. You can see farther. Focus on abundance. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Follow your intuition when it comes to career now. Dare for bold and audacious dreams, and go for them. Pay back a debt. The money’s available. Plan your actions. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- This could be a lucky break for you. Remember that love’s the bottom line. Material abundance is nice and could just flow easily. Say “thank you.” Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- What you’ve learned is being tested now. Don’t worry about the final score, just enjoy the process. Finances flow for the next few days. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Your relationships are becoming stronger. Take care of others like you would like them to take care of you. Join forces with a master of surprises.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Make sure that you get plenty of rest as the action gets more hectic. Don’t take it (or yourself) too seriously, or you may burn out. Pace yourself. You can do it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re lucky in love for the next few days, although there may be some competition. Finish a contract or document, and get into a new project. Your connections open doors. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- You have a lot that is hidden from view. Find change by cleaning at home. When everything’s in order, new possibilities arise. Clean finances, too (and earn gold stars). Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Dive into a research project. Shut yourself away in a quiet place, and the solutions reveal themselves. You retain the information with ease.
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Nikki Glaser delights with sexual humor
Take example from green city, Freiburg
By Zarrin Ahmed Staff Writer
28-year-old comedian Nikki Glaser joked around about everything to do with sex at the Student Union Theater on Thursday night, eliciting uncontrollable laughter from audience members. Originally from Missouri, Glaser first gained prominence on the comedic stage during college when she contested in season four of Last Comic Standing. She currently lives in New York City with two roommates. In addition to having her own podcast, Glaser will host a show in MTV with Sara Schaefer early next year. Though she arrived a little late, Glaser was seen walking to the back room, taking her coat off, and starting the show immediately. She said she just got out of the car and jokingly blamed one of the SUBOG workers for not giving her enough time to prepare. So while she chugged a bottle of water (apparently there was no cafe on the train she took from New York), she awkwardly tried placing her chewed gum on top of the bottle, then under the stool next to her and finally on the edge of her phone. Glaser warmed up to the audience almost immediately with jokes about her roommate, who she refers to as a fat failed actress, or as she likes to say, “factress.” Apparently Glaser is very nice to her roommate to her face, despite dedicating a good portion of her shows to making fun of her, which she did at UConn, talking about her lack of social life, depressing behavior and how she thinks ghosts steal her hummus. “Even though some of the
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Comedian Nikki Glasser performed at UConn’s Student Union Theater Thursday night. She broached sexual and sensitive topics that drew lots of laughter from the crowd.
things were awkward, she made it so it was part of the show,” Emily Eaton, a 3rdsemester human rights and journalism double major. Making puns on wellknown references, like shopping at “Forever 81” for her grandmother, Glaser followed up a lot of her jokes with dry, witty and quick humor. She went into more controversial
topics like abortion, virginity and sex. “Nikki brought up a lot of points that a lot of people are ashamed to bring up which brought a lot of laughter in the crowd,” said Liz Tejeda, a 3rd-semester undecided major. “I liked how blunt she is with controversial issues.” A better portion of Glaser’s show focused on sex. She
shared how she was a virgin until 21, and her numbers shot up after that, telling the audience how she went all out with it for the past seven years. She asked the audience about masturbating, anal sex and fingering. She even tried teaching the men of the audience good techniques to use with their hands. She also let them know that
they should be embarrassed by their monstrous faces when they orgasm. She ended the show before a film screening at eight with a story about her Brazilian wax kit. “I could tell she was nice,” said Eaton. “She could’ve kept going for another hour, I think.”
Plan for a Survive Black Friday worry-free break
By Kathleen McWilliams Staff Writer
Thanksgiving: the week that all UConn students look forward to going home, sleeping in a comfy bed, eating home cooked meals, leaving the text books far behind and reconnecting with high school friends. While the Thanksgiving feast, football games and lazy time are all important aspects of relaxing over the break, many students use the time to see hometown friends and relive the friendships of high school. Even if you consistently keep in touch with your friends, these can be a little, well, awkward. It can be a little difficult to formulate a plan with a large group of people, find something to do and stay within your budget. Here are some tips on how to circumvent the awkwardness and make memorable plans with your high school friends. First thing’s first, planning can be very important. If you have a large group of people to coordinate with, don’t entertain the idea of including everyone. If there is something you want to do with some friends, send a general invite to the larger group and let people know that they can come if they are free. If you try and shift the date and time to accommodate everyone’s schedule, you will make no progress with the plan. Second, commit to the people who you really want to see. We all think that we can pack visiting everyone into a few days, but in reality that never happens. Solidify plans with your closest friends and make sure they happen. An essential part of this
process is picking an activity that everyone will enjoy, like dinner or a movie marathon. Everybody loves to eat and watch movies, so it’s a surefire way to guarantee most of your pals will make the effort to come out. With this in mind, another important consideration is the budget. Most college students do not have a surplus budget, so it’s a good idea to keep plans simple and cheap. For a Thanksgiving theme, I would suggest hosting a potluck-style Thanksgiving dinner with friends. Each friend could bring a dish, or even leftovers if you’re not fainthearted. Play some music, pop in a movie and relax in the company of your old friends. Another great budget friendly idea is to take in the changing autumn scenery by taking a hike in a local nature preserve. It’s usually free and it’s a perfect time to catch up on life stories and college gossip while burning off that third slice of pumpkin pie. A third idea is to get together to finish up all that Christmas shopping. Black Friday is a great opportunity to hit the sales with friends, and if homemade gifts are more your style, have a crafting party. By ordering craft supplies in bulk online and splitting the bill between a large group, it will be super affordable and really fun. These ideas should help people navigate the tricky waters of meeting up and making plans with friends. Just remember that these events should be relaxing and fun, so don’t sweat the small stuff.
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By Jamie Dinar Campus Correspondent November 23. To some, that date may mean nothing. To others, it is the most glorified day of the year. Why, you may ask? Black Friday. Some consider the tradition an obnoxious exemplar of American consumerism, but for others, it’s just fun. For Billy Lambert, a junior English major and a Ralph Lauren employee, “It’s liking Jumanji, expect it’s not a f***in’ game.” Avoid the bumps and bruises from this year’s nasty crowd by following our guidelines to a safe Black Friday: 2012 edition. Set a strict budget. Remember that you don’t have all the money in the world to spend. A lot of these stores trick their customers into thinking they’re saving more money with their deals. But in reality, they are making them spend more. Psychologically speaking, when you see a great deal you are more likely to spend money, correct? Well, would you have bought that unnecessary item otherwise? Most likely not. So make sure you have a spending limit–and make sure it is actually affordably in your price range! Check up on sales before you hit the crowds. It is good to know what you are looking for before you get there. Make sure you know what you want, where to get it and where you can get the best deal for it. Doing so beforehand will save
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you a lot of redundant running around. Utilize the web and other technological devices to aid in your Black Friday experience. Try websites such as BFAds.net or BlackFriday.fm, which both show and overview upcoming sales and deals. You can also search your smart phone for money-saving apps or consult specific websites like Totallytarget.com or IHeartTheMart. com. Get free gift cards. Usually they come in the mail or online. Use them, that is all. Find a shopping buddy. No one likes to get trampled in the crowds alone (or trampled at all). Divide your list and split up. That way you can efficiently get all your shopping done in the quickest time possible. This is especially helpful for those of you who are willing to camp out at all hours of the night waiting for the grand opening! Or, if you truly want to avoid the bruises, don’t even show up this year! Online shopping is always a viable alternative to possibly risking your health (or life) at the low cost of amazing deals. Regardless of what path you decide to take, hitting the store’s ridiculous lines or skipping it all together, play it safe. Know what you are buying and make sure you are getting the best deal out there. But most of all, enjoy your holiday season!
For many of us living in the Northeast, last week’s storm served as yet another reminder of how utterly unprepared some of our communities are for the threats of climate change. There is no one-sizefits-all solution for creating truly sustainable and resilient neighborhoods, because every community on the planet is completely unique. Solutions must take into account a community’s natural condition (its natural ecology, climate and hydrology, landscape, natural resources, etc.) as well as social or “human” factors (demographics, economics, living standards, political concerns, etc.) Still, we can certainly learn a lot from the cities and neighborhoods around the world that are taking the lead in addressing the issues of climate change and sustainability. Freiburg, Germany is just such an example, contending for the title of the world’s greenest city. Freiburg is an exciting city for innovation because it has had the unique opportunity to completely rework its infrastructure, starting from a “clean slate” after the city was leveled by Allied bombing in WWII. The result is an unparalleled transportation system where residents rarely need to use a car. There are hundreds of miles of cycling paths, zoning regulations that create pedestrian areas and “streets for children.” Efficient tramways and short distances between urban centers so that residents are always a short walk or bike ride from meeting all of their needs, no matter where they are in the city. The city is aggressive in pursuing renewable energies (it is world-famous for its implementation of solar panels, which cover more than 50 percent of the roofs in some districts), as well as mitigating waste. Through business incentives and government regulation, Freiburg now recovers an amazing 70 percent of its waste. Germany is particularly progressive in that it places much of the responsibility for recycling on product manufacturers, so that products are designed to be reused or to decompose. One of the more recent and incredible innovations to be found in Freiburg is its passive houses. In passive housing, comfortable room temperature is achieved by capturing the heat from cooking, lighting and even body heat. One resident estimated that he could heat his entire flat with 30 candles. The system takes advantage of strategic airflow, and though a passive house is usually 10 percent more expensive to build than a conventional one, it results in an unbelievable 90 percent reduction in energy use. Not all of the solutions that work for Freiburg will work for Manhattan or L.A. or Hartford, but there is no reason that we cannot give some of them a try. Regardless of the actual techniques that we choose to pursue, one way in which we should certainly emulate Freiburg is how seriously the city ranks environmental goals in its official priorities. Clearly, with greatly reduced traffic and energy use and a proliferation of “green jobs,” re-designing our cities to benefit the planet would be strongly to our benefit as well.
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Gift shopping hits: DVDs and Blu-Rays
By Alex Sferrazza Campus Correspondent
Unsure of what to buy people for Christmas? Don’t worry, plenty of others are in the same boat. Why bother wasting your time paying attention to what your respective gift recipients have been hinting at for the past year? That’s what poorly written holiday buyer’s guides are for. Remember during this holiday shopping season that there are two things that all Americans enjoy: movies and ice cream. And, since ice cream-buying should be easy enough, lets stick with movies. Assuming you are no longer living in the dark ages (which for the purposes of this article would be any time before the 2007 launch of the iPhone), you are the owner of a Blu-Ray video player and as such this article is focused on some of the best recent Blu-Ray releases dating back to September 2012. “The Avengers” Blu-Ray Combo Pack is the highest grossing NJC (non-James Cameron) film of all time. “The Avengers” brings together Marvel’s mightiest heroes together in one spectacular film. While comparatively light on bonus features, the set packs over 15 minutes of deleted scenes along with an all new Marvel short film. The two-disc combo
pack comes with copies the film on Blu-Ray and DVD, while the four-disc combo pack includes 3D Blu-Ray and digital copies as well. “E.T: The Extra Terrestrial” Blu-Ray/DVD/ Digital/Ultraviolet Combo Pack is the 1983 Academy Awards runner-up for Best Picture. It is coming to Blu-Ray for the first time this holiday season. Featuring a spectacular transfer of the original film, not the altered and semi-censored 2002 re-release, this is a must buy. Packed with loads of bonus features like an extensive interview with Steven Spielberg and a new 50-minute documentary, the set does not disappoint. With “Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures” Blu-Ray, Lucasfilm brings together three of the greatest adventure films of all time for the first time in Blu-Ray high definition, with all three films in the original trilogy undergoing a breathtaking HD transfer. The package includes a phenomenal bonus disc packed with material mostly from prior DVD releases but also adding over 60 minutes of all new HD behind the scenes footage. The set also includes a strange disc labeled “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which I can only assume is intended to be used as a beverage coaster. Upcoming releases include “The Dark Knight
Rises” Blu-Ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Combo Pack on Dec. 4. The conclusion to director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and one of the most acclaimed and highest-grossing films of the year “The Dark Knight Rises” is a must-buy. The set is slated to include extensive features and provides a look into the film’s production. Also, thanks to Batman’s incomprehensible dialogue, this Blu-Ray is the perfect gift for that special someone on your list with a hearing problem. The “Ted” Blu-Ray/DVD/Ultraviolet/Digital Combo Pack is set for release on Dec. 9. The hilarious directorial debut of “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, the film is perfect fodder for comedy fans. Bonus features are slated to include an unrated version of the film, deleted scenes and a making-of documentary. Disney’s “The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under” Combo Pack is full of heart and charm, and is back in wide release for the first time in almost a decade. 1977’s “The Rescuers” stands as one of the crowning achievements of Disney animation. Its good, but comparatively subpar sequel, acts as a nice bonus to the collection.
Reversing gender domination in R&B By Emily Herbst Campus Correspondent Aaliyah, TLC, Janet Jackson, SWV, Erykah Badu, Brandy: all household names for anyone (well, those musically in-touch) that grew up in the decade of R&B spanning from 1992 to 2002. From the sexy and soulful notes of TLC’s classic cheatin’ jam “Creep” to Mary J. Blige’s independent powerfueled “Real Love,” music had a beautiful overload of female-dominated R&B that lasted a solid 10 years and exited on the highest note possible. A consistent message lined the notes of TLC. A trio of sassy women, Lisa “Left-Eye Lopes,” Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas’ music screamed female independence, sexual freedom and a sense of attitude. “Scrubs” is teeming with all of these concepts: an anthem for the free woman about the resistance to settling for “a broke-ass” guy. It’s about making things happen for oneself. As they make quite clear, a cocky guy with financial baggage isn’t on the agenda. A similar substance laced the lyrics of Destiny’s Child and Erykah Badu – all R&B queens with a passion to educate about self-support, singleness, individuality and recognizing inner beauty in the most melodic way possible. “Try to control me boy you get dismissed. Pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills. Always 50/50 in relationships,” pronounced Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle of Destiny’s Child. “Boy I gotta watch my back, cause I’m not just anybody,” says Aaliyah in her classic, “Are You That Somebody.” Erykah Badu was the epitome of sass, often addressing the advantage men take of wealthy women in the music industry, challenging in “Tyrone”: “I’m gon’ tell you the truth. Show and prove, or get the boot.” Attitude permeated this genre and hence, doubled the appeal. The bottom line: 1990s R&B music was by women, for women. Undoubtedly, females have not totally left the R&B scene; singers like Elle Varner, Keri Hilson and Beyonce still crank out albums on the regular. But the few females who do still coin themselves as R&B generally have a very different tone than those from the 1990s. It’s not really the message of inde-
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The ladies of TLC consist of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. TLC was one of many women R&B groups of the 1990’s.
pendence so much as impressing a man now; it’s better to push past his mistakes than leave the scene: quite different from the lesson that 3LW teaches in “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”: “but I’m paid now, I know that you hate that. Oh, you got the one now, you warm now. ‘Cause you thought you’d come right back, save that.” In addition to the change in attitude from female singers, it now seems that males are slowly but surely dominating the genre. With this comes a wave of change in lyrics, flow, topic choice, popularity and other aspects. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All graduate Frank Ocean is the best example. Coming from Odd Future, Frank occasionally donated his vocal talents to some of the rap group’s albums, sticking to mixtapes for his obscure solo work. Since the release of Channel Orange this past summer, Frank’s popularity has simply exploded. He’s flown from the Odd Future nest, touring as a single performer and gaining recognition from countless rap and R&B musicians.
Dr. John and the Blind Boys come to Jorgensen Gospel Hall of Famers and Grammy winners
release. In his solo career, filled with a southern-fried Louisiana sound, Dr. John won five Grammys, including one for 1973’s “In The Right Place,” which featured his biggest hit, “Right Place Wrong Time,” which reached No. 9 on the Billboard Chart in June of that year. After Hurricane Katrina ravaged much of New Orleans in 2005, he raised funds for his home city. His 2008 album, “City That Care Forgot,” won that year’s Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. The Los Angeles Times called his latest release, Photo courtesy of CAMI “Locked Down,” “something magical, The Blind Boys are a five time Grammy award winning group coming to the the embodiment of everything he’s Jorgensen for a jazz night with Dr. John. done but pushed in a clear new direction.” By Focus Staff The Blind Boys of Alabama have been invited to the White House by three different presiSaturday night will bring a unique rock event dents, according to the press release, the latest to the Jorgensen’s stage, as Rock & Roll Hall being President Obama in 2010. They’ve been of Fame inductee Dr. John will team up with around since 1939, and have performed for milthe Blind Boys, a five-time Grammy-winning lions over their 70-year career. gospel group in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, The performance at Jorgensen begins at 8 for a night of jazz, blues and gospel. p.m., with doors opening an hour before the Dr. John has been a guitarist since the 1960s, show. Tickets for students are $20, while reguwhen he played guitar as a session musician lar tickets range from $39 to $59. The show for The Rolling Stones and Van Morrison, is held cabaret-style, with food available for among others, according to a Jorgensen press purchase.
Miguel is another male R&B success story. The 28-year-old crooner has the ideal sexy, smooth voice, but does he have the substance? His talent is unsurpassed, but his topic choice varies little from the usual sexual conquests involving a certain girl, or three. Lloyd is another example. It would be an accurate statement to say that Lloyd’s music can be classified in the “baby-making” genre. Not necessarily a bad thing, but is that really all we’re looking for in R&B? As one who holds the genre close to the heart, I’d say no. We need a change-up – a blast from the past of female groups who harmonize about topics that they did a decade ago. I’m not sure how this can be done, but perhaps it is through the revitalization of female independence and freedom that more women will gravitate back to the roots of R&B, or at least create a gender balance in the genre.
James Bond’s closet hits a lot of timeless looks
NEW YORK (AP) — If he’s particular enough to like his martini shaken not stirred, James Bond probably likes his trousers trim not tight. Same goes for the tuxedo that’s formal and not fussy, and any sweater in his closet surely is cashmere and perfectly casual and cool. Although the superspy first appeared on-screen 50 years ago, he never wants to look out-of-date. Costume designer Jany Temime says her mantra for the wardrobe of the latest Bond film, “Skyfall,” which opens Friday, was “iconic for 2012.” It’s like she was shopping for people she knows — even if they are fictional characters — instead of creating a wardrobe for a movie, she explains. “I didn’t follow fashion, I followed the script. But I know these characters, and I know what he or she would wear and why. I really tried to ask, ‘What would that character really buy?’” Temime said. Suits, lots of them, and most by Tom Ford, were high on the list for Daniel Craig, who is tak-
Daniel Craig playing James Bond shows the classic clean suit wardrobe.
ing his third turn as Bond and is known to favor Ford’s clothing both on-screen as Bond and in his personal life. “In my first meeting with Daniel, he told me what he wanted: He wanted slim-fitting clothing that was easy to move (in), but I also got the feeling he wanted a
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Market monopoly means sunglass misfortune Global high fashion comes with a unique set of characteristics. Centered in cities like Paris, Milan and New York City, fashion has always found pride in a wide variety of designers and styles. One very specific and expensive facet of high fashion has always been glasses. Whether sunglasses in the summer or sophisticated reading glasses, frames are an accessory which everyone around will surely notice. Of course we have brands such as Ray-Ban, Chanel, Prada and Oakley, but what if I told you there was one worldwide company that not only owned the production of those brands, but also owned the worldwide stores that they were sold in? Sounds certainly like a monopoly, and Luxottica has recently come under great scrutiny for their absolute market dominance of the eyeglass market. Brought to light in an October episode of 60 Minutes, the Italian company Luxottica Group S.p.A. is as close to a monopoly as one can find in today’s global market. Founded by Leonardo Del Vecchio in 1961, this company has continued to grow bigger, richer and more powerful. What is remarkable about Luxottica is that they not only own the rights to design and production of a number of different brands, but they also own the stores that they sell them in. The inhouse brands include Ray-Ban, Oakley and Persol. Designers that the company creates eyewear for under license include Chanel, Versace, Prada, Burberry and Ralph Lauren. The retail operations that the company owns is just as impressive, with chains such as Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical and Target Optical. So in summary, all your favorite eyeglass designers are all owned, manufactured and sold by the same company. This one company owns numerous designers and various retailers. Why should anyone care? Luxottica’s dominance in the eyeglass market almost cuts off anyone from entering that market. There really isn’t a free market system in place, because anything eyewear-related must go through this one company. The only company to fight Luxottica has been Oakley. For a brief stint, Oakley denied being bought out by the company, ending with Luxottica refusing to sell Oakley in their stores. Remember, almost all eyeglass retailers are owned by Luxottica. Therefore, Oakleys stock plummeted so low that they had no choice but to give in to Luxottica. In owning both manufacturing and retail operations, Luxottica has complete ability to set as outlandish prices as they wish for eyeglasses, as anyone who was in the market to buy a new pair knows. With Walmart Optical being the only distant competitor, there is no market competition that could even remotely force the company to lower prices. In the documentary, CEO Andrea Guerra claimed the functionality and importance of wellmanufactured glasses for the extreme pricing. Though undisclosed, glasses are estimated to be marked up 20 times from production costs to retail costs.
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More than just costumes for Skyfall Cruicble Production by Opera Theater By Joseph Kirschner Campus Correspondent To go along with the fall season, UConn’s Opera Theatre will be presenting Arthur Miller’s impassioned parable of witchcraft and intrigue in colonial Salem, “The Crucible.” Ryan F. Burns, Jan Zimmerman and Emily Sanchez of UConn’s Opera Theater will be starring in the opera on Nov. 9 and 11. Burns, a baritone, will be playing John Proctor. Zimmerman, a soprano, will play Elizabeth Proctor. Sanchez, a soprano,
This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Berenice Marlohe in a scene from the film “Skyfall.” She donned two knockout gowns for the role, one a second-skin L’Wren Scott number that Marlohe had to be sewn into each morning, and a red, slinky Donna Karan.
from JAMES, page 6 slightly ‘60s look,” Temime says. Roger Moore, who played Bond in seven films through the 1970s and ‘80s, says some of his flared trousers and wide-collared shirts wouldn’t cut it today, but some of the suits, and especially the tuxedos and dinner jackets, probably would. Unfortunately, he isn’t wearing them now. “Those outfits were made 20 or 30 years ago, and waistlines change. I did, at the time, enjoy the wardrobe, but I also developed a taste for the good food and wine Bond liked,” Moore says with a laugh. Moore’s book “Bond on Bond” was published last month (Lyons Press), and it devotes a chapter to 007’s dapper style. Sean Connery, who played Bond first in 1962, favored skinny-lapel gray suits that hold up well over time. The same cannot be said of the terry cloth romper he wore on the set of “Goldfinger.” Pierce Brosnan wore a British Royal Navy uniform for the role, and most Bonds don a swimsuit at some point. Athletic and sporty clothes actually pose a bit of a problem, Temime says, because they don’t look as sexy as Bond should. Generally, though, Bond has a fairly restrained style because he doesn’t want to draw too much attention to himself. Moore quotes Bond author Ian Fleming in “The Man With the Golden Gun,” where the clothes were described as “dark-blue single-breasted suit, white shirt, thin black knitted silk tie, and black casuals as his ‘usual rig.’” That look came easily for the Savile Row tailors in London where Bond probably would have purchased his clothes. By the time Brosnan took over the role in 1995, the Italian fashion house Brioni was making the suits, explains Angelo Petrucci, the label’s master tailor, although they were done in the English style
with longer jackets and higher rises instead of the Roman style, which would have more tapered legs and shorter rises. “For me, James Bond is representative of class,” Petrucci says. Bond wears so many suits, he muses, because he likes power, and that’s what men so often feel in a made-to-measure trouser and jacket. “The suit can give you confidence, and James Bond has confidence.” The women he encounters are hardly shrinking violets, and they also understand how to use clothes to their advantage. Temime dressed “Skyfall” co-stars Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe in styles worthy of their predecessors, such as Halle Berry and Ursula Andress, who both wore bikinis with holsters, and Barbara Bach, whose thigh-high slit gowns were really up to there. For Marlohe, Temime envisioned an Ava Gardner type. She required two knockout gowns, one a second-skin L’Wren Scott number that Marlohe had to be sewn into each morning and the other a red, slinky Donna Karan. “When you think of the iconic Bond girl, you think sexy, smart, strong — and, of course, a killer body,” says Karan. Harris needed high-action clothes and ends up in a Belstaff jacket, tank top and leather trousers. For Craig’s opening chase scene — a Bond movie trademark — he needed a suit that could do every move 007 had to make. That actually meant 40 of the same suit, since one needed longer sleeves as he rode a motorcycle, another one needed reinforced knees — and there were the ones that could be splattered with blood and those that couldn’t. Sometimes the filmmakers would shoot scenes out of order, so Temime would need a ripped suit before she’d need the clean one.
will play Abigail Williams of The Crucible. The production will be shown twice, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. For the Friday showing there will be a pre-performance lecture by Dr. Brenda Murphy of UConn at 6:45 p.m. For Sunday’s showing Dr. Gabriel Miller of Rutgers University will be hosting a pre-performance lecture at 2:15p.m. Both showing will be in the Storrs Congregational Church Meeting House on UConn’s Storrs campus. Robert Ward of the “Libretto
By Arthur Miller” and Bernard Stambler will do music for the production. The Crucible will be conducted by Maestro Willie Anthony Waters and directed by Dr. Jeffrey McEvoy. General admission is $12 and student admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased over the phone, 860-486-2684, by fax 860-486-6707 (credit card order only) or by email to email@example.com. Questions should be directed to UConn’s Music Department, located at 1295 Storrs Road.
Embattled Nixons star in play ‘Checkers’ NEW YORK (AP) — Big surprise: politics is a dirty game, and many political operatives are rough-and-tumble behind the scenes. Pat Nixon, wife to former President Richard Nixon, apparently learned this the hard way. Playwright Douglas McGrath has skillfully imagined Pat’s early, ladylike feistiness as Nixon’s loyal political partner in his spirited new play, “Checkers.” Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe are quite effective as the Nixons, in the world premiere of McGrath’s fascinating drama that opened Thursday night at the Vineyard Theatre. The couple is primarily shown during the 1952 presidential campaign, when Nixon was Eisenhower’s vice presidential running mate. Together, Pat and Dick battle the hostile media and backstabbing Republican political operatives, after a secret campaign slush fund is discovered, with Pat preferring a behind-the-scenes role passing out campaign buttons while Dick gives speeches. The play starts and ends in 1966, when they argue about whether Nixon should make a run at the presidency. A series of rapid-fire scenes, with puppetstring-pulling GOP operatives situated high atop the set, are tightly directed by Terry Kinney. The 1952 vignettes take place during a whistlestop train campaign, as, via clever projections and swift scene changes, Kinney zooms from train car to hotel rooms to coffee shops, and always back to the train. LaPaglia is accurately bull-doggish and defensive as Nixon, who’s fighting to stay on the ticket and anxiously awaiting a much-delayed, expectedly reassuring phone call from Ike. With shoulders hunched and brows lowered, LaPaglia deploys mannerisms and speech patterns eerily reminiscent of the real Nixon, who’s described in
Kathryn Erbe, left, and Anthony LaPaglia, in a scene from Douglas McGrath’s drama, “Checkers.”
the play by Eisenhower as being an “odd combination of ruthless and insincere.” Erbe is royal and spunky as Pat, perkily coiffed in period outfits that create a modestly stylish, mid-20th-century ambience. Her skillful performance includes several emotional speeches in which Pat buoys up her at-times despairing husband. She reminds him why she and the public admire him, and tries to prevent him from going negative in public by wise counseling. “But resentment is not a good governing ideal.” Erbe affectingly shows Pat’s inner anguish during Dick’s unprecedented 1952 Checkers speech, in which he details their personal finances on TV in a bid for public sympathy. Lewis J. Stadlen is brusque, vulgar and a real scene-stealer as Nixon’s close advisor, Murray Chotiner. Chotiner is as Machiavellian as the slimy, crude GOP staffers, portrayed with relish by Robert Stanton and Kevin O’Rourke. They intensely dislike Nixon, referring to him disdainfully as “that human oil stain.”
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Puerto Rico’s plebiscite vote is a historic moment
n Tuesday, voters in Puerto Rico took up the question of the island’s relationship with the United States for the first time since 1998 and used the opportunity to endorse the option of statehood. 54 percent of voters decided that the island should not maintain its current legal association with the United States as an overseas territory. Regardless of whether voters preferred to maintain the current status of the island, 61 percent preferred statehood of the possible non-territorial options and only 5.5 percent supported full independence for Puerto Rico. This verdict by the voters of Puerto Rico, though non-binding, represents the maturation of their claim to full citizenship in the United States and deserves affirmation by the U.S. Congress and by the President. Puerto Rico is one of the last vestiges of American imperialist aggression at the turn of the 20th century. It was seized from Spanish control in 1898 during the SpanishAmerican War and was immediately placed under military rule. It was soon granted institutions of local government. Puerto Ricans were made U.S. citizens in 1917, but were also subjected to conscription in that same year as the United States entered World War I. While it is true that Puerto Ricans do not pay federal income tax, they pay into the Social Security and Medicare systems, are subject to the oversight of federal agencies and are under the jurisdiction of courts based in the mainland U.S. In many ways, Puerto Ricans fulfill the same duties and enjoy many of the same benefits of citizenship as residents of the 50 states. But the important drawback of the current status of Puerto Rico is its almost complete disfranchisement. The island contains 3.7 million citizens, none of which were permitted to vote in the presidential election which took place concurrently with the referendum. Puerto Rico has no representation in the Senate and only one non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, though its population would probably entitle it to five or six representatives and seven or eight electoral votes. Voting has an immense symbolic connotation of legitimacy and empowerment, and we cannot take ourselves seriously as a democracy if we continue to deprive so many millions of our own citizens to participate with us in our elections. Tuesday’s referendum did not render a clear victory for the proponents of statehood, especially when 46 percent of the island’s electorate voted to maintain the territorial status quo. Furthermore, hundreds of thousands of those voters left the choice on the ballot between non-territorial options blank. There is still much popular uncertainty over the road ahead for Puerto Rico. But the responsibility for choosing the road to follow is also up to leaders and politicians on the mainland. Congress should make Puerto Rico the 51st state to ensure that Americans from Puerto Rico receive, as citizens, the same privileges and responsibilities as the rest of us. 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.
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Improvements must be made to voting system
was 8-years-old in late 2000 when the United States experienced the greatest electoral crisis it had known since Reconstruction. Consequently, I don’t remember too much about it. But both of my grandparents lived in Florida at the time. What a disaster it was – litigation, recounts and partisan acrimony that stretched on for well over a month after Election Day. They both recall, more than anything else, the hanging chads and the diabolical stupidity that led to the dispute over them. Last semester, I voted on a voting machine and By Chris Kempf a ballot from Palm Beach County, Fla. Weekly Columnist used in the 2000 elections in Professor Sam Best’s Political Opinion class and produced a few hanging chads myself. I could only think myself lucky to have sufficient coordination and eyesight to vote successfully. But hundreds of thousands of elderly voters – including my grandparents – were not so lucky. In spite of the passage of the Help America Vote Act in 2002, the security, integrity and success of our electoral processes remain the laughingstock of the Western democracies. Even 12 years after that great crisis of democracy, the real lessons of Florida have not been learnt. Voters waited in line for hours on Tuesday across the nation. We will never know how many were dissuaded from
voting by a long wait. Even in West Hartford, town officials seemed surprised that their election infrastructure was being overwhelmed by a high turnout when they had, earlier this year, reduced the number of polling places in the town from 20 to 9. Thirteen states used highly unverifiable electronic voting equipment on Tuesday, and in New Jersey voters were even permitted to submit votes by e-mail. In Washington, a state that requires postal voting, complete results will not be known for days, as law only requires that ballots be postmarked by Election Day. A foreign observer of elections in the United States would surely be struck by the chaos and confusion which invariably afflicts the vote here. Some of this disorder can be attributed to the Constitution. No federal authority was created to administer and oversee elections, as the Constitution was written before the era of mass electoral participation. Per the 10th Amendment, the responsibility for elections is left to the states and to their thousands of counties and municipalities. Federalism, in which the governmental power is divided between state and federal institutions, is clearly the enemy of fair elections. In the case of elections to federal offices, it is utterly foolish to have 50 separate and conflicting standards for ballot access, ballot design and voter registration in effect. This federalist principle is the first cause of the strict voter ID legislation passed in several state legislatures, of the differences of availability of absentee ballots and early voting across the states, and of the radical differences of the Election Day voting experience across the nation. Another contributor to our failing system is the administration of elections by partisan officials.
Katherine Harris, the secretary of state in Florida at the time of the 2000 election, was elected as a Republican and chaired Bush’s Florida campaign. The secretary of state in Connecticut and the Registrars of Voters of each of its 169 towns are all elected officials who represent a political party and can be expected to unconsciously, administer elections with a bias toward the candidates or the party that they support. Finally, much more remains to be done to extend the franchise to the poor, to minority populations, to prisoners and to citizens living in places like Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. If we demand that voters take time off from work on a Tuesday to vote or that they register weeks in advance of an election or that they produce a photo ID at the polls, we should not be surprised that our voter turnout rate is so low. We could learn much from Canada about how to run elections. Canada’s elections are run by a non-partisan, independent agency whose staff is responsible for counting votes and operating polling sites and is directly responsible to Parliament. All Canadians vote on the same paper ballots and face the same rules for eligibility. A debacle like the one that occurred in Florida is all but impossible there. But our deeply flawed and unfair system is deeply rooted in our law and history and political tradition. It will take a crisis much worse than the one that beset Florida in 2000 to finally eviscerate it. In light of our inability to otherwise come to terms with our failure as a democracy, however, America deserves nothing less.
Weekly Columnist Chris Kempf is a 5th-semester political science major. He can be reached at Christopher.Kempf@UConn.edu.
» LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Re: “There is no such thing as a wasted vote”
In theory, having more than two viable choices for public office would be ideal, the more the merrier. There are both institutional and ideological constraints preventing that from becoming an eventuality. To become President for instance, you need to garner 270 electoral votes. This means a third party candidate needs to get on the ballot in enough states to make it mathematically possible for him or her to have a shot at victory. Ross Perot has been the only third party candidate of note to get his name on enough ballots to win. He did that though with his enormous personal wealth more so than his ideas. He purchased blocks of air time to use as infomercials, explaining his positions to a national audience. He was able to pay for a campaign staff that could get enough signatures to make it on to enough state ballots. The bottom line, if you aren’t part of either of the two major parties you will never become President, unless the system changes. That’s not the only political office up for grabs; Congress has 535 options when it’s all said and done. Out of that, there are only two “independents,” Bernie Sanders of Vermont and our own retiring Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. I put independent in quotations because they both caucus with the Democrats. They certainly cause some issues for Majority Leader Harry Reid, but at the end of the day, they picked the
“ l e s s e r leadership will be forced to listen to of two them. If you’re upset with both major evils,” as candidates running today, as I know Ms. Allen puts it, and sided with the many people are, do something about Democrats. If you elect independent, it for the next election. Voting for a third party candidates, you need to third party candidate that might garmake sure you elect enough of them ner .5 percent of the total vote won’t to present and pass legislation, other- accomplish a thing. wise what’s the point? Having only – Andrew Wine a handful of third party legislators in News Director, WHUS News Congress won’t be enough to stop a UConn Model UN war on drugs or “unauthorized wars” or any of the other things Ms. Allen Girl-Up Foundation enumerates. If you elect enough third Today, the world in which we live party candidates to accomplish that, Totally isradmore interconnected, complex, and well you’ve got yourself another major party, and if you look around challenging than ever; so understandchances are you just caused one ing the institutions through which of the two previous major parties different nations cooperate to make (the Democrats or Republicans) to decisions and deal with world probimplode. That’s what happened to lems is crucial if one is to understand the Whig Party back in the 1800’s. the various unique issues confronting Voting for a third party right now the global community. At UConn, we know that this makes little sense if your goal is to produce substantive change. If you social and political consciousness want to simply shout at the wind, is important, and to that end, the then by all means, waste your vote. University of Connecticut Model I call it a waste because neither of United Nations dedicates themselves the two major parties will look at to researching specific international the number of people who voted for issues and teaching them to high a third party and think they need to school students through simulations address that. If you want change, of the United Nations. This weekyou start organizing a national move- end UCMUN will draw high school ment now, like William Jennings students from around the country Bryan did back at the turn of the to Storrs to learn both about issues 20th Century. Our Founders didn’t facing the world community and the want political parties, but they didn’t mechanisms to deal with them. The UN?s Girl-Up Foundation write a thing in the Constitution to prevent their creation either. Make will be part of this year?s simulaa third party vote worth something tion, encouraging young women and by ensuring that enough people will men to be active in the global sphere vote for the same type of candidate and stand up for the universal rights nation-wide that once they all arrive which are denied to countless peoin Washington the Congressional ple around the world. Specifically,
the committee focuses on the issue of young girls coerced into child marriages around the world. This problem?which affects millions of children throughout the developing world?is in many ways emblematic of the cultural and social factors which contribute to the denial of women?s rights around the world. Additionally, the Girl-Up Foundation committee will look at how girls are denied education in many developing nations. They will look at how the lack of education impacts girls? standing in their communities, their health, and their ability to lead. The committee will then look at ways to provide equal education both on a country-by-country basis and on a global scale. Collectively, this weekend, members of the Girl-Up committee will attempt to come up with creative ways to deal with underlying problems of inequality and ingrained cultural dogma that have contributed to millions of girls being forced into lives of subjugation. In doing so, they will grapple with fundamental issues of global equality and justice, and learn more about the process by which change can actually come about. And so it is with the rest of the staff and participants at UCMUN this year that will do their part to make sure that this generation will be engaged, motivated, and ready to deal with complicated global issues. For information about how you can contribute to the Girl-Up Foundation please visit www.girlup.org – Andrew Wine News Director, WHUS News
Blue Versus White Two writers argue their points of view on separate sides of the same issue. See the debate on page 9 in this issue of The Daily Campus.
This week: “Is the Electoral College still useful?”
» IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE
The electoral college no longer serves its purpose
s proponents of the Electoral College will no doubt tell you, there is historical reason for its existence. It was designed for a time when the national governBy Carleton Whaley ment was still being Staff Columnist formed, and states were distrustful, if not resentful, of a strong federal power. The original form of the electorate took into account the fact that there was no campaigning or political party system. The electorate were some of the only people that knew enough about candidates to accurately vote on them, because information was much harder to disperse back then. Now, however, information is available at everyone’s fingertips, 24/7. There is no shortage of political campaigning, as has been all too evident these past months, and statistics, figures and quotes can easily be found on any supportive or informational website devoted to politics and candidates. Going back to the “historical precedent” set by the College, when the government was in its inception, there were no reservations with changing its system. It underwent major overhaul after a mere four elections, and the version that exists today is, in fact, another version of the third Electoral College. It is true that, other than the election of 2000, it has been some time since there was a dramatic failing of the electorate system. However, if it was so
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willingly changed after each mistake, why do we seem to stagnate now? Why, when the overwhelming outcry of the people is to count the popular vote instead of following a flawed system? Confidence has been shaken enough in the Electoral College that in this recent election there were an enormous amount of people that believed Gov. Mitt Romney would win the popular vote, but lose the electoral vote. While this did not happen, it is clear that an overwhelming amount of distrust and lack of faith in the electorate system has grown since the 2000 election and Supreme Court case of Bush v. Gore. During the case, Justice Stevens, who dissented from the majority, said “Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s presidential election, the identity of the loser is pellucidly clear. It is the nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” With the amount of opponents of the Electoral College, along with the Florida Supreme Court’s failure to find an adequate solution in 2000, Stevens’ statement seems all too true. Why then, with everyone able to make their own intelligent decisions regarding the presidency, do we persist in keeping this outdated system? It is true that the decisions of the electorate mirror the popular vote most times. Whichever candidate wins, usually wins both, except for a few instances. Once again, proponents of
the system say that this is a sign that it works, and should not be tampered with. I, and many people, disagree. If it has failed once, if the will of the people has even one time been denied, then it is a flawed system and must be done away with. While once necessary, it now exists out of self-preservation and does nothing for the people that they could not do for themselves. It is, however, the responsibility of the American people as a whole to convey their wishes to Congress, and stop the abuse of our suffrage due to the Electoral College. With our entrance into the Information Age and the emergence of globalization, there is no reason that we cannot be trusted to make accurate, sensible decisions about candidates. There is no reason that any American should feel that their vote doesn’t matter, as so many – especially new voters – claim. The inevitable future of the Electoral College is to be done away with as a more informed, independent voter population develops in America and demands recognition. When that happens, we will be one step closer to the truth of a republic as described by an amazing figure of history, Abraham Lincoln: “Of the people, by the people, for the people.”
Staff Columnist Carleton Whaley is a 1st-semester English major. He can be reached at Carleton.Whaley@UConn.edu.
» IF IT AIN’T BROKE
Representative democracy requires electoral college
f you are like me, and have been paying a fair amount of attention to the election then you have probably wondered how a candidate can win the Electoral College, while losing the popular vote. There has been an increasBy Anthony Naples ing amount Staff Columnist of ridicule aimed at the merit of the Electoral College because it was a real possibility leading into Tuesday that Barack Obama was going to win the Electoral vote but lose the popular vote to Mitt Romney. However, those who oppose the Electoral College have a misunderstanding of the tenets of representative democracy, and I for one support it. First of all, there have only been four instances in over 200 years where a candidate has won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote: in 1824, 1876, 1888 and 2000. That’s four out of 54 elections since 1789, if I’m not mistaken. So those who say this issue has somehow been plaguing American democracy are quite off-target. The Electoral College has been an institution of stability rather than conflict. Furthermore, there has never been an instance where a candidate has lost the popular vote by a substantial margin. The widest margin occurred in 2000 when George Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore by 543,816 votes. Considering the population of the U.S. was roughly 281 million people in 2000, it’s difficult to say the “will of the people” was disregarded. Those who desire our president to be elected by means of a simple popular vote are, however, disregarding the Framers’ intentions.
The Framers intended for the election of the president to be a state-by-state process. The states with larger populations (and therefore receive more federal funding and other resources) have more electoral votes than smaller states. As it is now, Electoral College members vote how their state votes in a winner-take-all system, meaning that if a candidate receives any kind of plurality in the popular vote, they receive all electoral votes from that state (the only two exceptions being Nebraska and Maine.) The most prevalent and perhaps loudest argument you will hear people making in opposition of the Electoral College is that one person should mean one vote. Certainly, somebody voting for Mitt Romney in Massachusetts means about as much as whoever voted for Barack Obama in Mississippi. Living in states dominated by the opposing party, a person’s vote means little to how their state’s electoral votes were going to be dispersed. More alarming for Electoral College abolitionists is when the person voting for Barack Obama in Mississippi is juxtaposed with a similar instance in Ohio – the former meant little while the latter was influential. Why should a Democrat in a deep red state even bother voting? Though the one person, one vote argument makes the most sense on the surface, this is the most egregious example of misunderstanding how our representative democracy works. Those who want to abolish the Electoral College on these grounds would also have to abolish the Senate because each state, no matter the population, sends two senators to Washington. In the Senate, Connecticut’s small population
has just as much influence as California’s. Yes, it is important for the voice of the people to be heard. This is exactly why the Electoral College is, for all intents and purposes, tied to the vote of the people in each respective state. Presidential electors are not some rogue institution bent on ulterior motives of dismantling democracy. However, by creating the Electoral College, the Framers understood what we must remember: the relationship between the states and the federal government is crucial, as anybody who knows American history is aware. There are simply other factors and intentions involved in a representative democracy which would be abandoned by these dissenters. I’m not necessarily saying we shouldn’t scrutinize the institution of the Electoral College, but to those who purport that it is a terrible mechanism that is subverting our democracy are grossly misunderstanding representative democracy and federalism. I leave you in the words of former Justice of the Supreme Court John Harlan, dissenting in a case involving the one person, vote doctrine: “It is surely beyond argument that those who have the responsibility for devising a system of representation may permissibly consider that factors other than bare numbers should be taken into account. Not only is [the one person, one vote doctrine] refuted by history…but it strikes deep into the heart of our federal system.”
Staff Columnist Anthony Naples is a 5th-semester political science major. He can be reached at Anthony.Naples@UConn.edu.
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Totally saw it coming
If you could create a new major what would it be? – By Lindsay Collier
“Extreme outdoor sports.”
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» CLUB SPORTS
Men's Club Hockey has pair of games By Jack Mitchell Campus Correspondent The UConn men’s club hockey team has two important games on its slate this weekend, one against Montclair State (5-2-1) this evening at 8:30 p.m. at the Norwich Ice Rink, and another tomorrow against Bryant University (4-4-0) at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. The Huskies (9-1-0) are currently in third place in the Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association, a conference within Division II of the larger American Collegiate Hockey Association, the governing body of non-varsity men’s ice hockey in the United States. Given his team’s excellent win-loss record, first-year Coach Chris Myers has been pleased, to say the least,
with his team’s performance so far this season. “We have a good mix of players this year,” Myers said. “We have six first-year guys, one of them being freshman goalie Andrew Furbush. The rest of the team is balanced pretty evenly between sophomores, juniors and seniors.” Leading the way statistically for the Huskies thus far has been senior forward Miles Winter, a Storrs native who has racked up 17 points through 10 games. Just trailing Winter on the stat sheet are junior forwards Paul Cinquegrana (six goals, eight assists) and Rui Encarnacao (four goals, seven assists). “We are getting a lot of contribution from our top forward line of Miles Winter, Paul Cinquegrana and Rui Encarnacao. I’ve also been impressed with the play of Joey Fiori, who has a knack for finding the
net and bringing it every shift,” Myers said. “Chris Schmarr and Mike Geiger, our two other forwards, are tough to play against because of their gritty attitude and willingness to sacrifice the body. Scott Teulings has also played strong defense for us so far and is our leader on the ice.” Myers was quick to praise senior netminders Mike Ford and Craig Naclerio, as the two have been key cogs in UConn’s early season success. “They’ve both been turning away a lot of rubber,” Myers said. The Huskies have already faced both Montclair State and defending NECHA champion Bryant this season on the road, and Myers has been careful to plan for each specific matchup. “Montclair State has a strong, physical team and they
Women's Swimming and Diving faces Penn St. By Erica Brancato Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s swimming and diving team has had a strange week. As hurricane Sandy blew through the Northeast, it prevented the team from practicing and competing in their twoday event in New Jersey. The Big East Quad Meet was cancelled altogether, due to conditions relating to the hurricane. Despite this obstacle, the team is back and ready for their next meet against Penn State on Nov. 10. “The team was not too bad in the way of time off training, but for a few days you could tell there were other forces at play in the
way of being all over the place and discombobulated,” diving head coach John Bransfield said. “ I’m glad we don’t deal with hurricanes in our championships.” The Big East Quad Meet could have helped the team in the long run. “For our divers, we really look forward to out first semester meet with Rutgers,” Bransfield said. “They are traditionally strong, well-coached and I know they like to get some shots in on us when they have a chance. They are usually good contests.” Unlike other sports, both swimming and diving are more of a competition within the athlete, rather than a com-
petition with the other team. Rather than looking at how to shut down the best athlete on the opposing team, competitors challenge themselves to be the best that they can be. The Big East Quad Meet was a precursor for the Big East Championships in February. Missing this meet will pose a challenge for the swimmers and divers, but it’s a challenge they are ready to take on. “Frankly, I do not consider our opponents, the people we compete against on the other side of the pool deck. It’s great to meet them a few times throughout the year to have a sense of that part our environment,” Bransfield
said. “But how we shape for the Conference Championships comes down more to how well we compete within ourselves. As we progress, we try to bring our own challenges up front and learn to step up in the face any situation. We still have plenty of competitive situations ahead to hone those skills … They are slowly but surely, as a whole team, demonstrating the fundamentals we worked on for six weeks.” This Saturday, UConn will travel to Philadelphia to compete in a meet against the University of Pennsylvania.
» MEN'S HOCKEY
Huskies face Sacred Heart at home
By Tim Fontenault Staff Writer
The UConn men’s hockey team will play in-state conference rival Sacred Heart tonight at the Freitas Ice Forum before travelling to North Andover, Mass. to take on Hockey East side Merrimack. The Huskies (0-4-1, 0-3-0 Atlantic Hockey Association) will be without Coach Bruce Marshall. On Tuesday, the team announced that Marshall would be taking a medical leave of absence. Marshall is expected to be okay, as the situation is not deemed serious, but there is no timetable for his return. While Marshall is on leave, Assistant Coach David Berard will assume the head coaching responsibilities. Berard is in his second season as an assistant at UConn and says that nothing changes with Marshall not
behind the bench. “Everything’s the same,” Berard said. “This is his program. It’s going to be his program when he gets back. We’re just kind of the caretakers until that time happens. Nothing changes. Our philosophy is the same. We developed the philosophy together as a coaching staff. And because he’s not physically present, we’re not changing anything. We’ve got a belief in what we do and how we need to do it.” The team needs to move on without Marshall for the time being and continue their pursuit of the ever-elusive first win of the season. The Huskies have struggled on both sides of the puck, but mainly on offense. UConn has four goals in its first five games and is a meager 1-31 on the power play, a 3 percent efficiency thus far on the season. The top two offensive lines
have not produced in the manner that they had hoped to at this point in the season, but senior captain and center Sean Ambrosie remains confident in their offensive capabilities. “I think the mindset at practice this week is finish every chance you have and try to put everything in the net, work harder in the smaller areas around the net to put the puck in the net,” Ambrosie said. “We know that we’ve been pretty unlucky through the first five games with bounces and posts, but it’s going to come if we keep working at it.” This weekend, UConn begins at home with an AHA rivalry game. Then the Huskies will move out of conference for a difficult road game against a future conference foe in Merrimack. Despite the two games, Berard stressed that the focus is on the conference matchup with Sacred Heart.
“Friday night is the focus,” Berard said. “It’s a league opponent. It’s a huge game. Even though they haven’t won in the league, last year we were 1-1-1 against them. They’re going to play us tough. They’re an interstate rival. We just have to go out there and play the best hockey we can play and try to get two league points. That’s huge. When we get to 9:30 on Friday night and that game’s in the bank, we’ll start concentrating on Merrimack and that will be a different challenge, obviously an away game in a Hockey East building, and we’ll attack that on Saturday.” Friday’s game begins at 7:05 p.m. at the Freitas Ice Forum on the UConn campus. Puck drop for Saturday’s game in Massachusetts is at 7 p.m. Both games can be heard live on WHUS 91.7 FM.
are coached well, which makes them tough to play. They have a good goalie as well, so we need to make him uncomfortable and get pucks to the net,” Myers said. “Bryant has a talented team and I expect them to leave it all out on the ice on Saturday. We need to match their intensity.” The Huskies defeated Bryant 7-1 during their first meeting on Oct. 12, and bested Montclair State 5-2 on Oct. 17. “I am expecting us to be ready to roll this weekend,” Myers said. “We have played both these teams already and came away with tough road wins. The main thing is to make sure that we don’t look past this weekend and protect our home ice advantage.”
Volleyball seniors to be honored on UConn Senior Day By Tim Fontenault Staff Writer The UConn volleyball team will honor its three graduating seniors tonight before its final game of the regular season against the South Florida Bulls at Gampel Pavilion. Mattison Quayle, Kelsey Maving and Angela Roidt will all be playing in their final regular season game for the Huskies on Friday night. Quayle became the newest member of UConn’s 1,000-kills club last weekend and leads the team this season with 334 kills. Maving will finish her career as one of the greatest defensive players in UConn history. Her 567 digs this season are good for third in the Big East and have moved her into second all-time in the UConn record book, with a career total of 1,846. She is 218 digs behind Jessica Isaac, who set the record at 2,064 digs between 2006 and 2009. Roidt has only played in 15 matches for the Huskies this season, but she is second on the team with 198 assists. The Huskies (18-11, 9-5 Big East) have already clinched a berth in the Big East Tournament in Milwaukee, Wisc. for the first time since 2009. UConn will finish the
regular season as either the No. 4 or No. 5 team in the conference, depending on the result of their match on Friday and the result of Cincinnati’s matches against Notre Dame on Friday and Louisville on Sunday. Because of their records, UConn and Cincinnati know already that they will finish fourth or fifth, meaning the two will play each other on Nov. 16 at Marquette University. Despite knowing what lies ahead already, the Huskies will face a difficult task on Friday when they take on the Bulls. USF is currently 6-7 in the Big East and is in eighth place in the conference. Only the top eight teams make the conference tournament. As a result, USF will be playing for their lives in their final two matches. The last time the two teams met was on Oct. 19 in Tampa. USF took a 2-0 lead and looked well on their way to victory. But the Huskies stormed back and won the match 3-2. That win began UConn’s current five match winning streak. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with the Senior Night ceremonies taking part prior to the start of the match.
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UConn to compete in the NCAA Regionals » WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY By Jack Mitchell Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s cross country team will be competing in the NCAA Regional Championship today at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn. After a week off following a spectacular second-place finish at the Big East Championship on Oct. 26, head coach Andrea GroveMcDonough and her squad are primed and ready to run against some of the stiffest competition in the nation. “There are so many quality teams in our region,” GroveMcDonough said. “It really hasn’t gotten the respect I think it deserves in the past, but I think that’s really changing now, between Providence and Cornell and [UConn] all ranked in the top 20 now.” After running in the Big East Championship as the 29thranked team in the nation, the Huskies entered this week at the 16th overall spot – a thirteenplace jump from the week prior. Apart from UConn, there are three other ranked teams that hail from the Northeast region – Cornell (8th), Providence (20th) and Boston College (27th). Boston College took third place at the ACC Championship on Oct. 27. Yale was ranked in the top thirty as recently as Oct. 23, and Grove-McDonough referred to the ever-dangerous Dartmouth as a “sleeping giant.” In order to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship, the Huskies must finish in the top two overall. “We want to be in the top two,” Grove-McDonough said.” Finishing in the top two
is an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championship, and I’d really like to walk away saying, ‘Let’s book our tickets, we’re going.’” When the Huskies are running well, there are only a few teams better in the entire nation. The team boasts four runners who, in any given race, could finish inside the top ten, as well as several talented freshmen who are capable of unexpected results. But given that the Northeast region boasts nearly 40 teams, the meet won’t be a cakewalk by any means. If Connecticut happens to finish outside of the top two, then the team’s road to the NCAA Championship becomes much more complicated. The Huskies would no longer control their own destiny, a position no team ever wants to be in when it comes to the postseason. “It’s really complicated, and quite frankly some of it can just be bad luck,” Grove-McDonough said. “There are teams that you might beat four out of five times, but if they beat you on that day, then you might be out. We can’t let our guard down.” From the outset of the 2012 season, it has been the team’s collective goal to qualify for the NCAA Championship. After a disappointing near-miss last year, the team came back this season determined and ready to make a serious run at a national title. And now, after eight weeks worth of competitive races, the Huskies are rearing to prove to the region and to the country that the lights on the national stage no longer shine too bright.
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The number of players from the men’s soccer team to make the First-Team All Big East team.
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UConn in B.E. semifinals
“We’re not going to catch the defense this year. It’s not going to happen. We’re eight, nine years behind those guys.” –Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Chicago’s stellar defensive performance so far this season.
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» MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY By Abby Mace Campus Correspondent
The UConn men’s cross country team journeyed to Madison yesterday for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships. While the men’s 10-kilometer race beginning at 1:15 p.m., will decide which teams qualify for next week’s national championship, UConn enters the race with a focus on individual rather than team competition. With just three athletes entered, the Huskies’ full roster won’t be on display Friday, but UConn still looks to have a strong showing. No. 1 and No. 2 runners Ryan McGuire and Jordan Magath should contend toward the front portion of the race, while freshman Edward Wilson will make his NCAA Regional Championship debut. For Magath, the NCAA Regionals will be one of his last cross country races for the Huskies, and the individualoriented mindset that the team is taking for this year’s meet should provide him with the opportunity to focus on his own goals. Fortunately, the senior has a wealth of experience to draw from as he enters Friday’s meet. Not only is he a senior in the midst of what he refers to as a very consistent season, but he also has knowledge of the Hammonasset State Park course, having competed there for the regional championships in 2010. And he believes the increased distance of the race– a 10-kilometer instead of an 8-kilometer–should serve to his advantage as well. Yet Magath is only using this experience to set his expectations even higher. “My goal for this race is to better my time and place from when I race
at the [Hammonasset] course two years ago. I am looking forward to this race and really think that I can come close to breaking 30 minutes if I feel great and the weather cooperates,” Magath said. Meanwhile, the team’s frontrunner, McGuire, has a great chance of finishing in the front portion of the race. Seventyfourth at the 2011 regionals, McGuire has made dramatic improvements over last year, and a top-50 performance should be within his grasp. UConn’s individualistic approach to the NCAA Regionals is a different mindset from last year, when the squad competed as a full team in 2011 with seven athletes. Last year’s competition resulted in a 10thplace finish for the Huskies in a competitive field of 33 teams. The 2011 team title went to Syracuse for the third consecutive year, with Iona earning the runner-up position and the second automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. Claiming the third and fourth spots at the Regionals and wildcard bids to the National Championship were Columbia and Providence. This year, many of the same squads are predicted to dominate the race, as three of the four national qualifiers from 2011 are currently nationally ranked: No. 4 Iona, No. 15 Syracuse and No. 22 Columbia. Providence and Dartmouth are both receiving votes in the national poll. Although the Orange have won the past three regional championships and are coming off a decisive victory at the Big East Championship, Iona is currently ranked nine spots above Syracuse in the national poll and will aim to reclaim its regional victories from 2007 and 2008.
Liverpool’s players walk off after their 0-1 loss to Anzhi at their Europa League Group A soccer match at Lokomotiv stadium in Moscow, Russia.
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The No. 6-ranked and No. 1 seed UConn men’s soccer team faces its toughest challenge of the season tonight when they face the No. 7-ranked and No. 3 seed Notre Dame at PPL Park in Philadelphia with a berth in the Big East Men’s Soccer Championship final on the line. UConn is looking to win its third regular season Big East title and Big East Tournament double and is still in the running to be the first team ever to win the Treble (the conference regular season, conference tournament and national championships). UConn has had five days to prepare for the semifinal against Notre Dame since beating Villanova 1-0 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. During that time, Coach Ray Reid has been getting his team ready for Notre Dame and their vaunted offensive. “They are good, they are really, really good,” said Reid. “They have really good attacking guys. Ryan Findley, Harrison Shipp and Dillon Powers are good going forward.” Senior captain Carlos Alvarez also spoke of the challenge in playing Notre Dame. “They are a good team,” said Alvarez. “I think they’re the best team we played all season and it’s gonna be a tough game, but a good test for us. We beat them once and we’re confident we can do it again. We just need to go with the right mentality and go out there and play our game.” Notre Dame amassed a 5-2-1 Big East regular season record and come into the Big East semifinal on the heels of a 4-2 comeback win over Syracuse in upstate New York last week. Notre Dame lead the Big East in shots and goals, netting 44 in just 18 matches. UConn has the third-best attack, with 36 goals. Defensively, UConn comes into the match with the best defense in the Big East, allowing just nine goals in 18 matches. Notre Dame has the sixth-best defense, giving up 16 goals in 18 matches. Thursday, Alvarez was one of eight UConn players to earn a Big East end of season award, as he was named Midfielder of The Year and a member of the All-Big East First Team. Goalkeeper Andre Blake, striker Mamadou Doudou Diouf and center back Jossimar Sanchez joined Alvarez on the AllBig East First Team, with left wing Stephane Diop named to the All-Big East Third Team. Rounding out the list of accolades was midfielder Adria Beso, who was named to the AllBig East Rookie Team. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on CBS Sports Network. The winner will play the winner of the match between No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 4 seed Marquette in the final on Sunday.
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Huskies head down I-95 UConn will take on to Philadelphia this week Providence this weekend By Kyle Constable Campus Correspondent The UConn men’s swimming and diving team will return from their week off to travel to Philadelphia on Saturday to compete against Pennsylvania in a dual competition. When Sandy swept through the northeast last weekend, the annual Big East Quad Meet was immediately cancelled, as Rutgers’ pool was converted into what Coach Bob Goldberg described as “a barracks of sorts.” Instead of traveling, the UConn swimming and diving team spent the weekend in what Goldberg described as a “really hard practice,” preparing for the challenge ahead of them–Penn. “Two years ago we beat them,” Goldberg said. “We got a couple of breaks in the point totals. Last year they beat us. They got a couple of breaks in the point totals. Both years we swam really well, though. They’re a good team. They’re very much like we are, so it’s a very competitive meet up and down the line.” In last year’s meet, the Quakers defeated the Huskies
in a close 177-123 finish. The Quakers walked away having won 11 of 16 events, a major feat in what proved to be another competitive contest between the two schools. UConn has only competed against Penn twice in history, with the Huskies winning the first meet 175-125 in 2010. This weekend’s match will give one school a 2-1 advantage over the other in its all-time record. The UConn team is feeling confident heading into the weekend, currently holding a 2-1 record this season. Multiple members of the swimming unit reported seeing their race times decrease in each of the meets and practices. The divers also expressed a similar confidence as the precision of their dives continues to increase. Goldberg expects strong performances from all of his competitors except one, freshman Mike Lennon, who is currently nursing an injury to his leg that will keep him out of the pool for at least another week.
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By Scott Carroll Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s hockey team will take on the Providence Friars on Saturday in Providence, R.I. This inter-conference matchup will pit the Huskies against the current top team in Hockey East. The Huskies come into this game on the heels of a three-game losing streak that saw them lose backto-back games to Northeastern last weekend. The losses put UConn at 2-8-1 overall with a 1-3-0 conference record. UConn will look to improve on an offense that is currently ranked the second-worst in Hockey East, while still relying on strong net play from both Elaine Chuli and Sarah Moses. Moses is currently ranked second in Hockey East in save percentage, with 91 percent of her shots stopped. “I think it will be a close game,” said Moses. “It should be a very good match, but we should be able to get the win.” Other statistical leaders for the Huskies include Michela Cava, who has amassed nine points on five goals and four assists, and Kelly Horan, who has recorded nine points of her own on two goals and a team-leading
seven assists. Of course, a strong Providence team will be tough to take down. They are currently ranked second among Hockey East teams in scoring defense. They are led in points by their sophomore forward Nicole Anderson, who has 10 points coming from six goals and four assists, tied for fourth in Hockey East. Other players having great seasons for the Friars are Haley Frade, Jessica Vella, Molly Illikainen and Corinne Buie, who have nine points each. Providence’s goalie, Sarah Bryant, is currently ranked third in the Hockey East in goals against average and seventh in save percentage. The Friars are coming off a loss to Boston College, currently ranked No. 8 nationally, that saw them get bulldozed 6-1. After an early goal, the Friars were completely dismantled on a 6-0 run. The loss dropped Providence to 6-4-1 overall and 4-1-0 in Hockey East. The Friars have been playing exceptionally well at home this season. They have a record of 4-1-1 on their home ice this season. “We haven’t found the spark, to ignite the talent that we had,” said Coach Heatehr Linstad after last Saturday’s loss to Northeastern.
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P.11: Men’s soccer plays for B.E. championship. / P.11: Swimming/Diving heads to Philly. / P.10: Men’s club hockey takes the ice.
Friday, November 9, 2012
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Huskies to play for Final Four
Huskies play MSU in Armed Forces Classic
By Erica Brancato Campus Correspondent
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The UConn field hockey team won their 12th Big East Championship on Sunday, Nov. 4 when they upset the top seed No. 3 Syracuse Orange. This was the Huskies’ first Big East Championship win since 2009. What made it extra special was that the Huskies came back from Syracuse to beat them 3-1 at 37:52 into the game to win the match 4-3. UConn got their momentum back to tie the game 3-3 with goals scored by Chloe Hunnable and Catherine Baker late in the second half. At 69:44 Marie Elena Bolles passed a shot from the right side of the cage to Hunnable, who scored the game-winning goal with a direct shot to the center of the net. With this Big East Championship win the Huskies earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Playing a non-conference game at a neutral site isn’t new in the college basketball world, nor is it new to the UConn men’s basketball team. Playing a neutral site game in a different country halfway across the world, however, is something that’s never been done before in the history of NCAA basketball. That will all change on Friday night. After two exhibition victories against Division II teams, UConn will finally open up their regu0-0, 0-0 lar season against No. 14 Michigan State in The Armed Forces Classic at the U.S. Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany on Friday night. The game will take place at midnight in Germany, but will be aired live on ESPN. 0-0, 0-0 The two teams will also Fri., 5:30 p.m. be wearing camouflaged to honor the Ramstein Air uniforms 3,500 military personnel Force Base in attendance. The last few seasons, UConn has opened the year against cupcake opponents, so facing a team as highly touted as Michigan State to tip off the season might not be seen as ideal. This also marks the first time in the new century that the Huskies aren’t playing their first game of the year in the state of Connecticut. Head Coach Kevin Ollie, entering his first season at the helm, thinks it’s great for his young Huskies squad.
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» Preview UConn was part of five conferences that were granted automatic qualification. Additionally, six conferences competed for three playin spots, and the other eight teams were selected holistically. Altogether, there are 16 teams competing for the 2012 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship. This weekend UConn will be hosting the first- and secondround games as they take on Northeastern Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex. Lafayette and defending national champion Maryland will also be playing their first round game in Storrs. The winner of each game will go on to play in the second round Sunday at 2 p.m. Northeastern ended their overall season with a record of 14-6 and is No. 12 in the NCAA Division I league. The Northeastern Huskies were one of the eight teams selected at large for this tournament after being defeated 2-1 in overtime by the Drexel Dragons in their Colonial Athletic Association conference championship on Nov. 4. The major threats to this Northeastern team are two forwards Crystal Poland and Deirdre Duke. Poland, a senior, leads the team with 131 shots, 28 goals, and 7 assists. Duke, a powerful freshman and Ireland native, has had 96 shots, 13 goals and 6 assists for the Northeastern team. Although UConn does not play Northeastern in the regular season, the teams are familiar with each other because of the NCAA Tournament. UConn has qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the past eleven seasons. The Huskies have also won the last six games when they are matched up against Northeastern. The last time they lost was in 2004 when they were defeated in the first round of the tournament. UConn will be put to the test this Saturday as they
Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie gestures during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against AIC in Storrs, Conn., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.
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Huskies begin season against College of Charleston
By Dan Agabiti Sports Editor After beating IUP and Holy Family by a combined score of 224-78 in its first two exhibition games, the UConn women’s basketball team will start its regular season Sunday afternoon against the College of Charleston. In exhibition games, scoring over 100 points while holding an opponent to 50 points or below doesn’t matter. What matters is how the players look relative to how coach Geno Auriemma thinks they should look So far this season, he is a tad frustrated with one thing in particular. Auriemma said that he’s seeing something in this team that he sees every year and always has to address. He said that
teams don’t face UConn with year he has to remind his team their hands in their pockets. that for many other squads, Auriemma said that he saw a playing UConn is the highlight lot of complacency in the first of their careers, and nobody half of the Holy Family game faces UConn willing to just Wednesday night. roll over. “They don’t know that In the first half of Wednesday [Holy Family] didn’t come up night’s game, the Huskies gave from Philly just up seven threeto see how many point shots to Holy points they were Family. going to lose by,” “We go a month Auriemma said sometimes without after Wednesday giving up seven night’s game. threes,” Auriemma He said that said. last year, when Though in the PREVIEW this game was second half, UConn announced, one of looked like they the Holy Family players tweet- started to understand what ed about how motivated she Auriemma was saying. Holy was to play against the Huskies. Family scored just twelve He said as soon as she found points in the second half. out about the UConn game, she After that game, sophomore marked it on her calendar. guard Brianna Banks admitted Auriemma said that every that the Huskies were not total-
ly focused in the first half. She said that the team took things for granted. “And coach let us know that,” she said. This season, UConn has something that it hasn’t had in a few years. The Huskies have a three-pronged attack consisting of wing players, solid players in the middle and very talented guards playing on top. He said combinations like that are what win teams National Championships. Auriemma mentioned that he hasn’t had a combination like that since Renee Montgomery, Tina Charles and Maya Moore. Something to look at this season is how Auriemma manages his guards. The Huskies have three very talented, experienced guards in Kelly Faris, Bria Hartley and Caroline Doty. On the other hand, he has
two raw, relatively unseasoned guards in Moriah Jefferson and Brianna Banks. Auriemma wants to be mixing and matching to see which combination is best for which situations. He wants to be sure that that at any one point in the game, there isn’t too little inexperience in the UConn backcourt. Banks, a player Auriemma has seen grow immensely since last season, knows that the UConn guards are talented and deep, but thinks they could do better. “We have to keep moving and we have to cut more,” she said. Sunday’s game starts at 1:30 p.m. and will be played in Gampel Pavilion at UConn. Storrs
UConn still fighting for bowl eligibility
By Tyler Morrissey Associate Sports Editor In order to become bowl eligible, the UConn football team needs to win their three remaining games. Tonight, the Huskies seek their first conference victory when they face the Pittsburgh Panthers at Rentschler Field. The Huskies are coming off their fourth straight loss after falling to the South Florida Bulls 13-6. So far this season, UConn has not recorded a single win in conference play, which is something that head coach Paul Pasqualoni hopes to correct against the Panthers. In order to do so, Pasqualoni believes his offense needs to be more productive, particularly the run game. “That’s something that if we
can get the run game going, Playing quarterback for the especially running it a little bit Huskies is Chandler Whitmer better in the red zone, we could has thrown for seven touchhave more production in that downs and 2115 yards in his first area,” said Pasqualoni. “We season as a starter. However, he need to come up with some has also been sacked 26 times runs that will really help us in this year as well. the play action game, Pittsburgh (4-5 make them commit overall, 1-3 Big East) more people and be comes into this game a little bit worried after a heartbreaking about blitzing.” 29-26 three-overtime So far this season, loss to No. 3 Notre UConn is ranked Dame in South Bend. 120th in the nation The Panthers blew a Preview among FBS schools fourth quarter lead in rushing yards, as and missed what the Huskies are only averaging would have been the game win82 yards a game. Sophomore ning field goal. Pittsburgh has running back Lyle McCombs also experienced difficulties leads the Huskies in total rush- with Big East opponents this ing yards this year with 547. yea,r as their only conference He is currently averaging 3.3 victory was a 47-17 rout of the yards a carry and has found the Temple Owls. end zone four times. The Panther offense is led
by senior quarterback Tino Sunseri, who has thrown for 14 touchdowns and 2363 yards in his final season at Pitt. Sunseri has also only been picked off twice this year. Part of Sunseri’s success this year has been due to the play of the Panthers wide receivers. Junior wide out Devin Street leads the team in touchdowns with four as well as receiving yards, with 730. Another target for Sunseri is senior wide receiver Mike Shanahan, who has averaged 16.3 yards per reception. Senior running back Ray Graham battled back from an ACL injury he suffered in last year’s game against the Huskies. So far this season Graham is averaging five yards a carry and he has pulled in two receiving touchdowns
to compliment his eight touchdowns on the ground. Pasqualoni has been impressed with the production of the Pittsburgh offense during the 2012 season. “They’re pretty good – probably the best 4-5 team in the country,” said Pasqualoni. “Tino Sunseri has had a really good year, probably his best year. Ray Graham is kind of a special guy. He had an injury against us last year and he’s clearly come back from that injury and I think he is playing really good football.” Kickoff between UConn and Pittsburgh is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Rentschler Field. The game is also being televised nationally on ESPN2.