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UConn interviewing firms, plans to begin work in 2015 By Miles Halpine Campus Correspondent
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UConn students and faculty gathered outside Oak Hall are pictured in this file photo. A recent report from the Connecticut’s Office of Program Review and Investigations found that the university is becoming less affordable and graduates have more debt than those at other state flagship universities.
By Jackie Wattles Associate Sports Editor A report released Friday by the state’s Office of Program Review and Investigations found that the University of Connecticut is becoming less affordable. The report suggested the university adopt additional cost transparency measures to help students better plan their expenses.
Researchers concluded, “UConn’s affordability has declined but that the university generally compares favorably to other flagship universities and to its peers.” The concept of affordability was based on income level and the report found that UConn’s in–state prices have been rising by between eight and 10 percent over the past few years. But
about 80 percent of incoming UConn students do not pay the actual “sticker price” of tuition. “What seems affordable to one student and family may not be to another,” Janelle Stevens, one of the researchers, told lawmakers. “The cost and short– term costs of college are high, but the return may come. With an uncertain return, people may be more unlikely to undertake
higher costs.” The report determined that costs for in–state students are comparatively high; ranking about 10-16 compared to the 49 other flagships in various categories (with one being the highest costs). The gap is even wider for out-of-state students, where UConn ranks between seventh
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Republicans across A DAY IN THE LIFE Northeast gather in Conn. UConn professors By Alban Murtishi Campus Correspondent
The 1st Annual Northeastern Connecticut Republican Dinner, held on Feb 1 in Canterbury, showcased 19 candidates campaigning for state representative, congressional, treasurer, Lt. Governor and gubernatorial positions. The event served as a place for state Republicans to gather and rally behind the party. The UConn College Republicans were guests at the event, where speakers stressed the importance of youth involvement in politics. Pam Lewerenz, who helped to organize the event, stressed the importance of younger Republicans’ involvement in the party., “This is our legacy,” she said, “and we need the strength not only of numbers but of positive energy and volunteerism to keep the Republican Party alive and moving in the direction it should.” The candidates running for governor gave detailed descriptions of their political pasts and stressed Republican ideals as an important asset to their campaigns. “I’m a Reagan Republican and that means individual rights, limited government, and adherence to the US constitution, especially the second amendment,” said Tom Foley, gubernatorial candidate of the 2nd Congressional District. However, some candidates spoke of targeting demographics not traditionally associated with the Republican Party. “I think the Republican Party really needs to start focusing on young voters, minority vot-
ers, women voters,” said Penny Bacchiochi, candidate for Lt. Gov. of Connecticut. Guest speaker Frank Williams, a noted Abraham Lincoln historian and a friend and member of the Brooklyn Republic Town Committee, took on a more reverent and solemn mood. He had chosen to speak when the dinner was planned as a Lincoln Dinner, before it became the Northeastern Republican Dinner. Williams’ speech focused on Lincoln’s historic significance and how his legacy is relevant to today’s political landscape. “He was the best writer in all of American politics, and his words are even more powerful than his image,” Williams said. “His greatest trial, the Civil War, was the nation’s greatest trial, and the race problem that caused it is still with us today.’ The night closed with remarks from Republican and Tea Party figure heads, ending with a debate and question panel featuring the six gubernatorial candidates. The event also worked to contribute to Northeast Republican campaigns, raising funds through ticket sales. The dinner drew in a crowd of over 400 and will be an annual event. As evidenced by the size and fervor of the crowd, Republicans of the Northeastern districts have optimism about the election year. “We will bring this state back into Republican hands,” Sal Lilienthal, 5th Congressional District candidate, said.
have ‘no typical day’ By Julia Werth Campus Correspondent UConn professors do not simply appear in front of a lecture hall, talk for an hour, and then disappear until there next class convenes. “There is no typical day in the life of a professor,” said Dr. Jeffrey McCutcheon, an assistant professor in the chemical engineering department at UConn. From the College of Fine Arts to the Neag School of
Education to the College of Engineering, the day of a professor is filled with research, service to the university and teaching, and it’s always different. “Twenty five percent of my job is teaching, 50 percent is research, and 25 percent is service,” McCutcheon said. Teaching is not and cannot be the focus of most professors at a university like UConn because promotions
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The University of Connecticut is in the beginning stage of an extensive effort to make the Storrs campus more connected in many ways, including changes in the landscape and the construction of additional buildings. The Master Plan, as it is frequently referred to, will begin around January 2015, since a lot of planning is necessary before the actual process can begin. There are many different parts included in the entire project. Through Next Generation Connecticut, a $1.5 billion investment for UConn, which was approved by the Connecticut General Assembly last year, the university received funding for several different projects – mainly for building new dorms and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math) classrooms. One major piece of the process will be to include UConn students, staff, faculty and others in the plan, Cruickshank said. “The interview process (for firms interested in the Master Plan project) was done very publicly,” Cruickshank added. For the planning process, she said that UConn has conducted six interviews with different companies. They will announce the selected firm, which Cruickshank said includes several “fairly important” consultants from Connecticut, within the next few days. Once the firm begins working, committees will be established for different purposes– mainly to make sure that the voices and opinions of UConn students, staff and faculty, as well as those of town residents, are heard. Another big step in this effort will be to conduct
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Conn. announces $10M Metro-North power upgrade NEW HAVEN (AP) — Connecticut is launching a $10 million project upgrading the power supply on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven line to prevent a repeat of an outage that disrupted service for nearly two weeks last September. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Sunday the work will begin Monday. He cited a failed electrical circuit in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., that cut power to the New Haven line in September, forcing the rail line to reduce the number of trains. Officials also are acting in advance of the New HavenSpringfield passenger line that
is expected to operate by 2016. “In anticipation of adding even more service on this stateowned rail corridor, we want to ensure riders have as safe and reliable a commute as possible and prevent the major system interruptions that we experienced in September,” the governor said. Malloy said he will meet Feb. 13 with Joseph Giulietti, the new president of Metro-North, and Thomas F. Prendergast, chairman and chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to express his concerns about the commuter rail’s operation.
UConn brings experts together to discuss water Will examine other states’ models, water available STORRS (AP) — The University of Connecticut is bringing a group of experts together to discuss a statewide plan for managing Connecticut’s water resources. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be among those attending Monday’s conference, along with other political leaders, scientists, environmental protection advocates and water industry professionals. The topics of the conference will include plans in other states; models for determining
the allocation of available water resources; and opportunities and obstacles to developing and implementing a state plan. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protections says Connecticut has 450,000 acres of wetlands, 6,000 miles of streams and rivers, over 2,000 lakes and reservoirs, and 600 square miles of estuarine water in Long Island Sound. It calls the management of these resources one of its most critical missions.
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TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — High-profile Republicans were adamant Sunday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should not resign from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Association following a former ally’s claim that there is evidence Christie knew about an apparently politically motivated traffic jam earlier than he has said. The support from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan put Republicans on the offensive and the Democratic chairman of a state legislative committee investigating the September lane closures near the George Washington Bridge on the defensive the day Christie’s state hosts the Super Bowl. Also on Sunday, a member of Christie’s administration who was subpoenaed by lawmakers investigating the lane closings confirmed she had resigned. Christina Genovese Renna left the governor’s office Friday, according to her lawyer. Renna had reported to ousted Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly, who apparently set the lane closings in motion with an email saying “time to cause some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” Christie, a potential 2016 presidential contender, has been going about Super Bowl ceremonial duties and has not taken questions about the scandal in recent days. He didn’t respond Saturday when some spectators booed him at an appearance in
New York City’s Times Square. He planned to watch Sunday’s game with his family from a luxury box at MetLife Stadium. Giuliani, appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” took aim at the credibility of two figures central to the scandal: John Wisniewski, who’s leading the investigative probe, and David Wildstein, the former Christie loyalist who as an executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last year ordered the lane closures after receiving Kelly’s email, as someone with less than pure motives. He said Wildstein “wants somebody else to pay his legal
bills and he can’t get them paid unless the governor is responsible.” The unannounced lane closures caused massive gridlock in Fort Lee in September, delaying emergency vehicles and school buses and tying up some commuters for hours over four mornings. New Jersey legislators are investigating whether Christie aides engineered the lane closures to send a message to the town’s Democratic mayor. The U.S. Attorney’s office is also investigating. On Friday, Wildstein’s lawyer wrote a letter to the Port Authority saying evidence
exists that Christie knew about the traffic jams in Fort Lee as they happened. He did not disclose any evidence in the letter. Giuliani said Wisniewski, a Democratic assemblyman, is prejudiced and has ulterior motivations as a “guy who’d like to be governor.” Wisniewski also appeared on “Face the Nation” and defended his role and his previously stated doubts about what Christie knew and when. “What I’ve said is I have skepticism about the governor’s statement,” he said. “I haven’t said that the governor has responsibility for this. I haven’t
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world’s finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46. The actor apparently died of a drug overdose, said two law enforcement officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case. Envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin were found with him, they said. Hoffman — with his doughy,
everyman physique, his oftendisheveled look and his limp, receding blond hair — was a character actor of such range and lack of vanity that he could seemingly handle roles of any size, on the stage and in movies that played in art houses or multiplexes. He could play comic or dramatic, loathsome or sympathetic, trembling or diabolical, dissipated or tightly controlled, slovenly or fastidious. The stage-trained actor’s rumpled naturalism brought him four Academy Award nominations — for “Capote,” ‘’The Master,” ‘’Doubt” and “Charlie Wilson’s War” — and three Tony nominations for his work on Broadway, including his portrayal of the beaten and weary Willy Loman
in “Death of a Salesman.” Hoffman spoke candidly over the years about his struggles with drug addiction. After 23 years sober, he admitted in interviews last year to falling off the wagon and developing a heroin problem that led to a stint in rehab. “No words for this. He was too great and we’re too shattered,” said Mike Nichols, who directed Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “Death of a Salesman.” The law enforcement officials said Hoffman’s body was discovered in a bathroom in his Greenwich Village apartment by his assistant and a friend who made the 911 call. For much of the day, a police crime-scene van was parked
out front, and technicians carrying brown paper bags went in and out. Police kept a growing crowd of onlookers back. A single red daisy had been placed in front of the lobby door. On Sunday night, a black body bag was carried out on a stretcher, loaded into the back of a medical examiner’s van and driven away. Hoffman’s family called the news “tragic and sudden.” Hoffman is survived by his partner of 15 years, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone,” the family said in a statement.
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In this Jan. 21, 2014, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves as he stands with his wife Mary Pat Christie during a gathering for his swearing in for his second term in Trenton, N.J. Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that Gov. Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides.
said that the governor knew when this was happening.” Democrats have taken to other forums to bash the governor. The Democratic National Committee started posted an online ad Sunday comparing Christie to a football player who seemed unstoppable before the scandal. “It’s going to be a long game,” the ad says. By Saturday, Christie’s allies were striking back after Wildstein’s claim. The governor’s team sent an email to politically plugged-in allies who might be in a position to defend Christie, bashing Wildstein and his accusations.
The message to donors, journalists and voters: Christie was not ceding ground. And the supporters picked up those themes. Ryan, appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” described Wildstein’s allegations as “one person’s word against the other” and said, “Nothing has been proven and you always give a person the benefit of the doubt in those kinds of situations.” Jindal, last year’s RGA chairman, said Democrats who have called for Christie to step down from the RGA don’t understand the organization or the role of its chairman. “The reality is within RGA, no one governor is more important than the other,” he said. The statement Sunday from Renna’s lawyer, Henry Klingeman, said she said been considering leaving since after the November election, which Christie won decisively. She said the transition to a second term is a “natural time” to pursue opportunities in the private sector. “I have spent almost four years working hard for a governor I continue to respect and admire,” she said in the statement. Renna is among 17 people close to Christie subpoenaed by a legislative panel, almost all of whom have asked for extensions from Monday’s deadline. She is the fifth person close to Christie to lose their job amid the scandal. The others have been fired or resigned. Christie’s spokesman declined to comment on the resignation.
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and tenure are based primarily off their advances in research. McCutcheon, who teaches one class each semester, said “I devote one day a week to preparing lectures and problems for my class, one day a week meeting with my PhD graduate students and the rest of the week writing papers, proposals, doing lab work and mentoring students.” Research also comprises much of ceramics professor Dr. Monica Bock’s time. “Every two years we have to
put on a show,” said Bock. Developing enough pieces for a new show is extremely time consuming and quite difficult for most art professors since, unlike in the College of Engineering, the professors teach five classes every year. Bock said “There are not enough people for us not to teach so much.” With each art class being held for three hours twice a week, that is approximately eighteen hours of class time in a single week– more hours in the classroom than most full time students spend.
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Teaching does not just involve the time the professor spends in the classroom. Dr. Susan Payne, a clinical professor from the Neag School of Education, said, “It is always a surprise to see how much planning is required.” Dr. Thomas Abbot of the Biological Sciences Department in UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences said, “During breaks I spend about 10 to 15 hours changing, editing and creating classes for the next semester.” Bock, unlike Abbot, continues to modify her classes
throughout the semester. “Art is very different, to teach effectively you need to be much more responsive to students in the class,” she said. “Students today come from very different schools and have different skills. In art you have to redesign assignments according to the students you have.” The teaching aspect of her job is also quite time consuming for Payne. Being a clinical professor means that Payne works with specific school districts that Neag partners with.
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impact studies to predict changes to the campus landscape, traffic and the environment. They will conduct cost estimates and provide more public forums. “The schedule isn’t set yet,” Cruickshank said, “but we are working on it right now to figure out when we can do things. … We want to work around the academic calendar.”
Among the various plans for development in Storrs is the addition of new dorms. Cruickshank said there is not yet a confirmed location for where they will be constructed, but she did say that they might be near the great X Lot area. Cruickshank said the completion of the master plan could take as long as 2030.
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and ninth in terms of costs. The report showed UConn’s price tag as a high one for the lowest income bracket: even with financial aid, households making under $30,000 must use an estimated 48 percent of income to cover the costs. However, in that category, UConn actually fares well compared to other flagships. It’s in the middle- and upperincome brackets that UConn’s cost fares poorly compared to other flagships, ranking between 11 and 21 out of 50 (with one being the highest cost). These families are eligible for less federal aid, and the report indicates the percent of income that a family must use to pay for UConn has increased across all brackets – by seven percent over the past three years, which “was higher than the majority of flagships.” Stevens and Scott Simoneau, who prepared the report for the committee, built upon the earlier version of the report with more statistics and unveiled recommendations to lawmakers. Among them: increasing the transparency of how financial aid is awarded and implementing a system that tracks the payback UConn students are getting on their degrees. However, UConn does not track its graduates with any uniform method. Though some institutions have a system for tracking the returns recent graduates get on their degrees in the workforce, UConn’s system is “done on a program by program basis,” according to Stevens, and UConn was “not comfortable” releasing the data it does have. The report, released Friday, also recommends that UConn develop a system to better inform incoming and current students of price increases on the university’s website. “UConn’s known increases (are) not well publicized,” the report reads. “Even when the university has set a tuition and fee schedule covering multiple future years, the information is not easily available to prospective or current students.” The UConn Board of Trustees approved a plan in 2012 to
increase tuition to $10,368 for in-state students by 2016. That will be a 10.7 percent increase from this year’s $9,256 tuition for in-state students. The report also recommended initiating a study to look into the feasibility of implementing a “guarantee program,” which would promise incoming freshmen that their tuition price would not increase during their college careers. “We found that about 320 institutions offered tuition guarantees as of the fall of 2012,” Simoneau said. Though the rules vary for whom tuition freezes, they aim to allow families to better plan college costs. Another option Simoneau proposed was a pledge or debtreduction program. These programs limit debt for certain students, particularly among those in the low-income bracket. He pointed to the University of Arizona’s Arizona Assurance program. “It’s a no loan program where the maximum eligible income allowed is $42,000.” Simoneau said the program guarantees coverage of college costs except for the “Expected Family Contribution,” which is a dollar amount determined by federal law that a student’s family can afford to spend on college relative to its income. Debt-reduction programs expand beyond pledge programs to encompass even middleincome students. Simoneau said 12 of 50 flagship universities in the nation offer pledge programs, and four of those 12 offer debt-reduction programs. The university’s report also called for improved disclosure of how decisions about financial aid awards are made. Though financial aid spending has increased by 47 percent above inflation, the report states that the process by which the funds are allocated is “opaque.” “Policymakers do not have a clear understanding of UConn’s financial aid policies,” the report says. “Information about typical college prices actually paid by students, especially those in difficult financial circumstances, is not easily available.”
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The increased spending on financial aid by the university is what Wayne Locust, UConn’s vice president of enrollment planning and management, highlighted in a brief statement issued shortly after the meeting. “We’re very pleased that the PRI report has shown the University of Connecticut excels in providing an affordable, highquality education for our students, regardless of their economic means,” Locust said. How UConn stacks up A report released in October by the same researchers indicated that the average percentage of UConn students who graduate with debt – 63 percent – is a significant mark above the average for state flagship universities at 50 percent. The average price tag of that debt is about $23,822, and about 2.3 percent of recent graduates default on their debt. UConn does, however, fare well when comparing the school’s price to the medium annual income. However, as PRI co-chair Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, pointed out in October, Connecticut’s income data is skewed by the highincome Fairfield County, meaning that UConn’s affordability for college hopefuls outside of that county may paint a different picture. When out-of-state students are accounted for, however, UConn loses the buffer of a high medium income a stacks up worse against other flagships. This, however, has not kept out-of-state students away from the school. And, as Kissel pointed out Friday afternoon, that may have implications for Connecticut taxpayers and its job market. UConn and the Connecticut Workforce Kissel said he’s heard concerns from his constituents that UConn has been admitting disproportionately high out-of-state applicants in order to benefit from the additional revenue the university gets by charging higher tuition (in the 2013-2014 school year, out-of-state students were charged $28,204 in tuition compared to the $9,256 in-state rate) Simoneau said that the percent
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In this photo, Janelle Stevens (center) and Scott Simoneau (right) are shown presenting their report to the committee. Increased competition among universities is one of the reasons costs have increased in recent years, according to the report.
of UConn students who come from out-of-state has increased, from 20 percent in 1995 to 30 percent in 2012 at the Storrs campus. Though the number of students enrolled at UConn overall has increased, and the number of in-state enrollees has increased, the “slice of the pie” taken up by out-of-state students has gotten bigger. There was no data shared, however, regarding how many in-state applicants are denied compared to out-of-state applications. There was also no indication of possible demographic changes in Connecticut that could account for the change. Committee co-chair, Rep. Mary Mushinsky, D-Wallingford, said increased enrollment of out-of-state students is not necessarily an issue if – after they graduate – they stay in Connecticut and contribute to the state’s workforce. However, because UConn does not track that type of data, the report does not indicate how many out-of-state students land jobs in Connecticut. Mushinsky said this is a vital consideration, however, considering the tax dollars state residents invest in the university. “If we have an ever-increasing number of out-of-state students but they’re filling needs and staying here, I’m OK with it. If they’re not, it’s not a good
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A brigadier speaking for rebels in South Sudan said Sunday that government troops have attacked their positions, actively violating a cease-fire in what he called a deliberate attempt to sabotage imminent peace talks. Brig. Lul Ruai Koang told The Associated Press that rebel commanders in South Sudan report that government forces and allied militias attacked northern Leer town and surrounding villages in Unity state Saturday, killing an unknown number of people and destroying property. The rebels’ defensive positions in Upper Nile state also came under attack Saturday, he said. South Sudan military spokesman Col. Philip Aguer said he was unaware of fresh clashes. Koang said Saturday’s attacks “are clear indications that (President Salva) Kiir’s
government is not interested in peace but prepared for war.” It was consistent with a “trend of government destruction and carnage” that had intensified before the signing on Jan. 23 of a cease-fire agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he said. It was impossible to verify the allegations from Koang, who is based in Nairobi, capital of neighboring Kenya. In the run-up to the truce, South Sudanese troops fighting alongside soldiers from Uganda retook key towns from the rebels, to ensure a stronger negotiating position. Leer is the town where Doctors Without Borders reported Friday that a hospital was hastily evacuated, with 240 people including medical staff and patients fleeing into the bush fearful for their lives following “reports that fighting was approaching.”
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thing,” she said. Mushinsky also expressed concerns about degrees from UConn matching up with the state’s workforce needs. Simoneau replied that Next Generation Connecticut – a $1.5 billion capital bond investment approved last summer – aims to address just that problem by expanding the schools science, technology, math and engineering programs. NextGen, Simoneau said, will also hopefully address the report’s findings that UConn has lagged behind its peers in terms of its capacity as a research institution. Reasons for Rising Costs Regardless of how UConn stacks up to its peers, the report is another of many indicators of the national trend of climbing college costs. The report attributed the trend to several factors, including increased competition among universities to provide more services, expand, and to attract more students. UConn’s budget has expanded to keep pace with that competition. For this year’s budget, the school had to dip into its reserve funds to help close a $28.5 million budget gap. And, as the report states, it has a high level of unilateral decision making to help the university do that. Connecticut universities, the reports says, “unlike some states ... create and approve their own
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or the last several months, the GPS tracking system for the UConn buses has had ongoing technical glitches. On any given day, about half of the buses fail to show up on the tracker and some entire lines appear to have no working buses. UConn Transportation Services has failed to correct these problems, causing unnecessary trouble for students. The GPS on the only Orange Line bus has seldom worked since the middle of last semester. Additionally, even on the occasions when the Purple Line GPS shows up on the map, the tracker often reports that it is currently arriving at every single stop simultaneously. Orange Line is the only bus that stops at North Campus, while Purple Line is the only route to stop across the street at MSB. These problems combined make it almost impossible for residents of North and Northwest to have any idea when the next bus is coming. They are forced to either wait in the cold for up to 20 minutes with no idea when the bus will come or walk to their destination, however far away it might be. Additionally, the GPS app created by Transportation Services has major glitches. Most importantly, whenever arrival times for the Yellow Line or Green Line are loaded on the iPhone, the app crashes before it can display the times. This glitch forces students to either use a thirdparty app or not track those buses from their phones. This glitch actually affects all the lines. It is sometimes necessary to first open the bus time for Yellow or Green Line and then swipe to view another line at that stop. For instance, loading the arrival time for the Red Line at Engineering Eastbound requires first opening the arrival time for Yellow Line, and then changing which line is being displayed. However, the app frequently crashes before users can get that far. Complaints about this have been noted in both the app reviews and on the Transportation Facebook page for several months, but nothing has been done about it. On a typical day, students are unable to track a sizeable portion of the buses using the GPS system, paid for through student fees. This renders the expensive system useless. When students can find out when the bus is going to arrive, they can wait inside a building before heading out to the bus stop a minute or two in advance. This way, they are inside where it is warm instead of outside in the cold and wind. Without the tracking, they are forced to wait in the cold the whole time. If they wait inside until they see the bus, it will often leave before they get to the stop. Even when the GPS tracking is functional, the official iPhone app has major glitches that have not been resolved for several months. Transportation Services needs to fix these major problems immediately. They have gone on for far too long.
Ukrainians caught between two draconian choices
n the night of Nov. 21, 2013 over 2,000 protestors gathered at Maidan Nezalezhnosti square in Kiev to demonstrate against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his administration for their cessation of negotiations with the European Union for an Association Agreement. Three days later, the proEU demonstrators’ numbers ballooned to 200,000, in what has now become the country’s largest protest By Dan Gorry movement since Weekly Columnist the 2004 Orange Revolution. In spite of an intense crackdown by Ukrainian security forces, which has resulted in the death of at least 10 protestors, President Yanukovych has recently acquiesced to various protestor demands including the forced resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the repeal of stringent anti-protest laws. The unfortunate reality of Ukraine’s situation is that neither the EU nor Russia has the best interest of all Ukrainians in mind, and so the citizens of Ukraine must decide between the lesser of two evils. One thing that is of utmost certainty is Yanukovych must surrender his position as Ukraine’s premier. The tactics employed by his security forces have resulted in as many as 2,000 injured protestors, in addition to the dead, and the 200 or so protestors who have been arrested are now undoubtedly subject to torture. One such protestor, Dmytro Bulatov, had orchestrated a series of pro-EU dem-
onstrations before suddenly disappearing. Bulatov was found in the outskirts of Kiev on Jan. 30 after being thoroughly tortured. Bulatov was unable to identify his assailants beyond having Russian accents, but whomever kidnapped Bulatov nailed the protestor’s hands to a door, severely beat him, and sliced through the left half of his face with a knife. Yanukovych’s brutal repression is a symptom of the leader’s acknowledgement of the precarious situation his country is in. Ukraine has yet to recover from the collapse of the USSR; like in Boris Yeltsin’s Russia, a handful of oligarchs concentrated Ukraine’s public wealth into their private collections. Unlike Russia, Ukraine’s GDP and population has decreased over the last 20 years according to the USDA Economic Research Service, and Ukraine’s economy is heavily reliant on ore – making the country far more vulnerable to volatility as compared to Russia’s energy-based economy. Despite the fact that Russia relies on a massive system of pipelines through Ukraine to export its burgeoning energy production to foreign markets, Ukraine has had to purchase Russian energy at inflated prices compared to Belarus or Kazakhstan, members of the Russian-orchestrated Eurasian Customs Union. The last two and a half decades of economic stagnation are what prompted Ukraine to abandon independent development and approach international bodies for help. Beginning in 2012, Yanukovych’s administration approached the EU and International Monetary Fund for an economic assistance loan, but found that the price of both was too steep to tolerate. The IMF demanded Ukraine follow the brutal austerity measures imposed upon states such as Greece or Spain in order to qualify for a $15 billion loan, which would
undoubtedly crush the already struggling Ukrainian population. The EU offered an $800 million loan, a sum that Yanukovych justifiably labeled “humiliating,” as the cost of undergoing the reforms required by the EU was estimated at $200 billion over the next decade. Former PM Azarov asked for an equally unrealistic $27.5 billion loan, which prompted EU officials to withdraw from what they deemed, “an inappropriate bidding war.” Russia’s Putin took advantage of these souring negotiations by offering to have the Russian national welfare fund purchase $15 billion in Ukrainian euro bonds and even mandated the state-owned energy monopoly, Gazprom, cut gas prices to Ukraine by $2 billion a year. Russia’s magnanimous offer is what enticed Yanukovych to abandon the Association Agreement, but tying Ukraine closer to Russia poses a stark danger to Ukraine’s gay population as well as a general diminishment of rights. Russia knows it cannot allow Ukraine to gravitate closer to the EU, as the Association Agreement includes a mutual security amendment that essentially absorbs the applicant into NATO, a body that Russia went to war with Georgia in 2008 to prevent the country from joining. Like Syria, Ukraine’s future will likely involve Balkanization as the Southeastern half joins Russia and the Northwestern part ties itself to the EU. Hopefully, Ukraine can avoid the violence that results from such a process, but the secession of states is rarely a bloodless occurrence. If the EU and Russia truly care about Ukraine’s future, they’ll help prevent needless loss of life, regardless of the economic cost.
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Titans of industry must take responsibility for mistakes
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magine awakening to the news that your tap water was rendered unusable. Simple tasks such as brewing coffee or bathing would now be dangerous. This nightmare was a reality for residents of West Virginia following a massive chemical spill. Water, a basic necessity that most of us take for granted, became a luxury. On Jan. 9, 2014 a By Vinay Maliakal 35,000-galStaff Columnist lon industrial chemical tank owned by Freedom Industries ruptured, spilling its contents into the Elk River. The chemical that seeped into the river, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, or MCHM, gives off a scent similar to licorice and is known to lead to headaches, irritation of the eyes and skin, and difficulty breathing with long exposure to high doses. This seemingly small incident would soon have profound consequences on many residents of West Virginia, affecting as many as 300,000 people across nine counties. The severity of this crisis led to the closing of many schools, restaurants and other businesses, essentially bringing much of life to a stand still. Residents of the affected areas relied on foreign sources of water, including
bottled water and large tankers brought by the National Guard. It’s alarming how regularly these large disasters seem to be recurring; this recent spill was the third chemical accident to occur in the region in the last three years. Should this be an expectation now, that large companies will slip up every now and then and cause massive calamities? This seems to be the direction society is headed in, progressing toward a common acceptance that this is a relatively small price to pay for the advancements and convenience these industries provide. There is no question that without the efforts and research of these large companies, we would not have progressed nearly as far as we have. Collectively, we have reached the point of reliance on what these businesses produce and provide—there is not much debate over that. However, what remains in dispute are the mistakes we must contend with—mistakes that seem to only be increasing in frequency. It would seem that companies would take extra precautions to avoid large disasters with all of the widespread consequences associated with them, not to mention the negative media attention that is garnered and the financial
losses incurred. Yet, these large disasters seem to continue as a result of cutting corners and gross negligence by both employees and executives. Like the banks of the 2008 financial crisis, are these companies simply too big to fail? I believe that should never be the case. Large businesses must shoulder the responsibility for the chaos they create, not continue onward with impunity attained through a few large tax-deductible donations. These are not simple mistakes. They are catastrophes that affect many. In the case the Elk River chemical disaster, there are still various unknown consequences that may continue to plague later generations. Let us not forget the notorious B.P. Oil Spill of 2010 in which an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico caused petroleum to gush forth for 87 days. The results were catastrophic and required a massive, concentrated effort to contain. Many rushed to protect various beaches, wetlands and other areas teeming with delicate wildlife from the coming black tide. To this day, almost four years later, the effects are still being dealt with in areas close to the coast. This was
not a simple cleanup, as B.P.’s advertisements would have you believe. This was a bona fide scarring of the Earth. It was a destruction of various ecosystems and animals, replacing wetlands once teeming with diverse wildlife with a dark wave of negligence. Is this the sort of legacy these companies hope to leave behind? The message they are sending is a total disregard for the sanctity of the Earth and for their children and their children’s children. It is selfish and unjust. It’s understandable that companies may make mistakes on occasion, but when you are dealing with resources and undertakings on a massive scale, a higher standard must be met as the consequences are much more potentially devastating. For the sake of the planet, I hope that these executives and companies come to realize there is much more on the line than their salaries or their reputation, petty woes in the scheme of things. What’s really at stake is the fate of the place they call home, of where later generations must inhabit in whatever state it has been left in and of Earth and its majesty.
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blend was so impeccable, Kimmy Stankus, a 4th-semester psychology and humandevelopment-and-familystudies major, could not tell they were two different songs. Following this combination, CDN sang “Midnight Train to Georgia.” This song has become the iconic performance of the group. With the best choreography of the night, CDN’s smooth dance moves engaged the crowd and were reminiscent of a barbershop quartet. Despite the positive response, the group is retiring this classic. CDN’s suit jacket over colored button-ups gave them a classy appearance that relates to their music and enhances their overall performance. Together, they have become an impressive a cappella experience. Despite CDN’s enjoyable performance, the Conn Men closed the show as the best group of the night. Their enthusiasm and voices filled the auditorium, captivating audience members. Their vocal range is unparalleled by any other group and they have the best beat boxer around. The Spring Rush Concert once again demonstrated how easily the Conn Men will outsing any group on campus. The Conn Men performed Willie Dixon’s “29 Ways” and the Local Natives’ “Who Knows Who Cares.” Both songs highlighted the group’s broad skill-set and were a pleasure to experience. However, as the Conn Men have proved again and again, they could sing any song to an audience’s delight. Auditions to join an a cappella group will take place Monday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. in the Music Building.
If you were a fan of “All That” and “Kenan and Kel” back in the day, you probably also saw the Nickelodeon feature film, “Good Burger.” Starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, “Good Burger” has been called “the movie of our generation” and “better than ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘The Godfather’ combined.” The film masters cinematography as well as plot structure, over-arching themes and academic integrity. I recently watched this movie for the first time since probably 1998, and I was actually in pain watching some of it. I understand how I liked the movie when I was six years old, but as a college student it really holds nothing more for me than nostalgia. A while back, I wrote a column about “Kenan and Kel” their regularly scheduled 90s TV program and recounted how much I enjoyed the show, which I hold to be true, but the dialogue in “Good Burger” was just difficult to sit through. Kenan and Kel play roles similar to the TV show, but with different names and in the movie, this is the first time they have met. I wonder how hard it was for them to suppress the urge to call each other by their first names, which they also go by as their TV characters, while shooting. There were a few times during the movie where Kenan or Dexter, walked away and I was waiting for Kel to say, “Kenan, hey Kenan. KENAN! Aw here it goes!” but it never came. I joked earlier that the plot of the movie had some sort of brilliant qualities. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. The plot of the movie is clearly its weakest part. But it’s a movie for little kids and it did well enough for its audience. If you haven’t seen the movie in a while, here’s a refresher. Dexter, driving without a license, gets into a car accident and needs to look for a summer job. He finds Good Burger, a local fast-food place. That’s where he meets Kel’s character Ed. Around the same time, Mondo Burger, a new burger place, opens across the street to try and put Good Burger out of business. Dexter and Ed must find a way to save Good Burger from the clutches of the evil Mondo Burger corporation. In the original “Good Burger” skits from “All That,” neither Dexter nor Mondo Burger ever appear. It’s mostly just Ed being the most incompetent worker that we all have nightmares about dealing with in any sort of retail experience. Actually, in one of the old skits from “All That” Kenan appears as a plumber. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Dexter and Ed first meet and Dexter is sure that he has seen Ed before somewhere and Ed says, “maybe I’m someone famous?” Anyway, the reason that this film is worth watching is that, for one, it’s on Netflix which makes everything easier, and two, it’s a good representation of comedy in the 90s. There’s plenty of slapstick humor, over the top scenarios and probably one of the only music dance numbers ever to take place in a mental health facility.
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the a cappella group formed over 50 years ago in South Africa, graced the Jorgensen stage Friday night. Performers used their voices and bodies together to animate the stories in their songs.
By Zarrin Ahmed Staff Writer Community, peace, and love – these were the center of an inspirational performance by Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Jorgensen on Saturday night. Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes on the Zulu sound of a single voice accompanied by a thick stack of harmonies, becoming a form of a cappella. Formed fifty years ago by Joseph Shabalala in the town Ladysmith, the word “black” is the Zulu term for “oxen,” the strongest farm animals, and “Mambazo” represents the “axe” that chops down all competitors. The band borrows heavily from traditional music called isicathamiya, sung by black workers in South African. The miners entertained themselves with these songs and kept a communal spirit alive. As soon as the lights dimmed to warn everyone that the show was starting soon, all the noise and momentum came to a standstill. Cameras and flashes came out as Ladysmith Black Mambazo approached the stage, forming a line in front of nine microphones and accepting the
cheers and praise from the audience. The a cappella ensemble began the show with a slow and steady tune sung in their native language. They sang together, yet took different roles throughout the song, including feet and hand movements where they danced in place. When the first song was over, a member of the group greeted the audience by teaching them how to say hello in Zulu. He described the origins of the group and asked the audience to send their prayers to Shabalala, who recently underwent a surgery and was recovering. He assured the audience that Shabalala would join them again soon, and proceeded to introduce four members of the group: Shabalala’s sons. Amongst the nine performers was also Joseph’s grandson. The music tradition ran in the family, each son dedicating his life to his father’s legacy and fulfilling his wishes. Though all the members wore the same clothes (traditional tunics with different animals printed on each, simple black pants, and white shoes) it was apparent that each member was a different age. From the oldest, who showed small signs of pain trying to perform
impressive dance moves, to the youngest member of the group who began to break dance for the crowd. Even as the grandson danced wildly and showed his moves off, he was reminded by his elders to mind his manners and represent the group properly. The groups’ songs told stories through both words and actions. One story was about a farmer whose love returns to him. In another, a man was getting cold feet before his marriage. The message of the song told him, “stop, don’t run away. Marriage is good for you, it’ll make you a better man.” After intermission, the group performed a tribute to Nelson Mandela, telling him, “well done, you did a good job.” But the song also spoke about how South Africa had a long way until freedom. Indeed, the group spoke much about the future of South Africa, enlightening the audience both about the things that unite South Africa as well as the struggles for freedom the country still faces.
Writing about what A cappella show it means to be alive worth every note By Emily Lewson Campus Correspondent
By Emily Lewson Campus Correspondent Lucy Christopher’s latest novel, “The Killing Woods,” is a must read. As part of a series of author talks, the UConn Co-op Bookstore hosted Christopher on Friday to discuss her latest novel, among other topics. Christopher shared a personal recount of her experiences as a writer and encouraged the small crowd to do the same. Christopher comes from South Wales, although she will readily explain that she feels at home in multiple places. She moved to Australia as a child and has visited Africa and the United States frequently. Today, she lives, teaches, and writes at the Bath Spa University in Wales. It was at this university that she received her master’s degree in creative writing and eventually earned a doctorate as well. During that educational period, Christopher published her first novel “Stolen,” which– after a rough start–received numerous awards. Due to her varied living locations, Christopher’s writings start with setting and move into plot. She said believes this is why she is a unique author. “When I start a novel, I don’t think about the plot. I think about the setting and ask myself, ‘What could happen there?’ Then, the story writes itself,” Christopher said. Although she initially wanted to write a book about the African rainforest, the story never connected for her. Christopher spent two weeks in Nigeria but the scene never unfolded. Back home and experiencing writer’s block, the author took long walks in the woods behind her house and continued reading the news. She realized her next novel would take place in a Welsh forest. She also determined it would focus on the epidemic of PTSD that was occur-
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Lucy Christopher presented her teen novel “The Killing Woods” at the Co-op. Her writing reflects what she feels kids today want to read about.
ring with the increased return of soldiers from the Middle East. This is the basis of “The Killing Woods.” The novel, written for a teenage audience, tells the story from the perspective of two adolescents, Emily and Damon. Emily’s dad has recently returned from war and has trouble re-adjusting to civilian life; Damon is dating Ashley, a pretty girl. Emily and Damon’s worlds collide when Emily’s dad walks home carrying Ashley’s dead body. The rest is an extraordinary journey. “The novel is about the presence and ability of darkness within a place and within a people,” Christopher said. “It is a psychological thriller while also acting as a commentary on soldiering. I recommend it only for mature teenagers.” When asked about why she wrote solely for young adults, Christopher gave an intriguing response. She determined that
she has the most connection to her younger self as a 14 to 16 year old girl; with this understanding, she finds it easier to write to an audience of similar age. “Being a teenager is a gritty, emotional time, and kids today want to read about that, about depression and loneliness and what it means to be alive,” Christopher said, “I want to write for that audience.” “The Killing Woods” is now available at the UConn Co-op Bookstore, along with Christopher’s other books “Stolen” and “Flyaway.” They are thought provoking young adult novels that are easy reads for busy college students. The Co-op’s next event will be led by acclaimed poet Marilyn Nelson on “How I Discovered Poetry,” Feb. 5 at 4 p.m.
Eight UConn a cappella groups performed Friday in the Spring 2014 concert, designed to attract new singers for the upcoming auditions. Although the main point was to showcase the different options available to potential a cappella members, the event attracted a larger crowd. The Student Union Theater is packed for the show every year, and this year was no different. Before the show, the line winded throughout the Student Union hallway. To get a good seat, some attendees arrived as early as 4:30 p.m. Their dedication was rewarded. “Although we got here early and the show started late, it was worth every minute,” said Danielle Shimkus, an 8thsemester nutritional science major. Once the groups started performing, they switched fluidly from one to the next. Each ensemble was allowed two songs, so most groups attempted a slower song and then moved into a faster one. A few groups understand that the point of the show is to be appealing; these groups entertain the crowd with more than just their voices. Others fell short of what was desired. As a whole, the Rush Concert gave a taste of each group’s personality and style. “Some groups put me to sleep, literally,” said Caitlin Malloy, a 4th-semester allied health major. “But the few good groups make up for it every time.” The two most impressive groups started and ended the show. Completely Different Note kicked off the night with a mash-up featuring Imagine Dragon’s “Every Night” and Matisyahu’s “One Day.” The
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Dan Harmon is back at the helm and Greendale Community College is heading back to an era of prosperity. Season five of “Community” premiered on Jan. 2 and has continued to please its wavering fan base. At the end of season four, Greendale said goodbye to one of its long time students, Pierce Hawthorne, played by legendary actor Chevy Chase. Despite Chase’s renowned status, he felt he was simply done working on the show, frustrated with his character’s roles and lack of respect. At the end of last season Pierce “graduated” and moved on from Greendale. But the return of Dan Harmon would, eventually lead to Pierce’s death as a character. The episode following the discovery of Pierce’s death kept the spirit of Chase’s character alive by continuing to strain the relationship of his old study group, reformed as the “Save Greendale Committee,” with his last will and testament. In his bequeathal, Pierce left Troy Barnes, played by Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino, his private boat and a mission to sail around the world to become the man Pierce could never be. Troy lamentingly accepted, hesitant to leave his friends behind. More spoilers, this unfortunately means Troy will no longer be in the show. This departure was not in the least due to bad blood or contract dispute, but, as described by Glover himself, a choice he needed to make for his own career. Glover also wanted to stress he was not leaving the show to focus on his rap career, though he did admit it would be a side effect.
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Women on screen
Like HBO’s classic original show “The Wire,” its slow pace will not suck you into it instantly and may turn off some viewers. It takes more than one episode to really become intrigued, but as the third episode’s cliffhanger ending seems to promise, there is a lot more to come. I am afraid this show will turn into an anticlimactic and formulaic genre piece, but I have high hopes with its strong writing, intriguing premise and characters and its high-profile casting. Surely big names like Harrelson and McConaughey would not be involved if this show was not something special and for the time being it certainly is intriguing enough to keep me watching and entertained. The only question is, will it pay off?
I want to talk about the latest season of FX’s “American Horror Story.” I don’t want to talk about its anticlimactic ending, inconsistent characters and disappointing writing. I want to talk about its treatment of women. The creators promised this season to be feminist in theme and empowering to women. I recall finding this rather surprising as I found the two previous season to already be those things. Ironically, this is the first season to not only degrade women, but encourage negative stereotypes. Let’s start with the two different covens of witches. Every stereotype of both women and race are present. The white women cannot get along, they whine about everything and are mostly wealthy, living in a mansion. The African American coven lives in downtown New Orleans, upstairs in a salon. As if that wasn’t bad enough, both covens invoke every negative stereotype of African American women and white women. Oh wait, there’s more. They can’t get along because of an old feud between the two of them. It’s like an adult ‘Mean Girls,’ but without the satire of high school present. It’s a serious version. Let’s get back to the white coven. How are they depicted? One of them is said to be the next supreme, the powerful leader, of all the witches. Why it must be one of the privileged white women while the African American witches have no shot, I am not sure. If there was an explanation, I missed it. Being the Supreme is a burden and the girls have been constantly told this. They also have been told it is not a competition. They either are or they aren’t. So how do they behave? They act is if they are fighting over a washed-up, wealthy celebrity’s affection in a raunchy VH1 reality show. They constantly fight, betray, trick and even murder one another for a shot at being in charge. They are constantly screaming, “I’m going to be the supreme and when I am I’m going to…” at each other. They compete over boys they hardly know with the same level of murder and betrayal. They are literally in the middle of a magical war and should be working together, but all they really do is talk about boys, their competition for power and more boys. These girls are college age, but they seem as if they have just hit puberty. Every episode I found myself more and more outraged. While the writers promised female empowerment, they seem to provide the opposite. These women are not good examples of positive female leaders or independent women in general. Jessica Lange plays the supreme who is an independent woman, but does drugs, drinks and hates all other women, seeing them as competition. Sure sounds like the negative stereotype of a woman who broke the glass ceiling. Coredelia, the leader of the coven, is portrayed as a weak woman who cannot control anyone or anything. As if that isn’t bad enough, she is married to a man who cheats and wants to kill her and she cannot leave him. Even when Cordelia begins to become an independent and more powerful female leader, she is shown as whiny, indecisive and unlikeable. There are no positive female characters on this show. The degradation is so severe that I am offended.
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Pierce, played by Chevy Chase, left the cast of “Community” at the end of the last season, but his memory lives on in the writing of Dan Harmon.
To fill the void left by Chase and Glover, the casting team has been working overtime. Some of the quick appearances include Nathan FIllion of “Castle,” Lavar Burton of “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek” and David Cross of “Arrested Development.” Some characters that have more than one appearance this season include Buzz Hickey, played by Johnathon Banks from “Breaking Bad,” and Professor Ian Duncan, played by John Oliver from “The Daily Show.” Oliver’s return is one of the best things that
could have happened to the show. Between Oliver, Banks and Ken Jeong, the cast is still strong, just different. Relative to last season, the entire show is different. Season five shows promise, despite having to reset a lot of loose ends left from the end of last season. With Harmon in the captain’s seat, the show is starting to become what it was in its heyday.
McCarthy and Meyers steal the show
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Seth Meyers, long time cast member and host of “Weekend Update,” left the show last week to move to another other late night comedy show.
Melissa McCarthy, who hosted for the third time in four years, has quickly established herself as one of the most reliable recurring hosts for the program. Despite the fact that it was likely the best SNL performance of McCarthy’s career, the spotlight belonged to one man: Seth Meyers. After 13 years as an SNL cast member, (2nd only to Darrell Hammond’s 14 year stint), and over 7 years as both head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor (also a record), the time has come for Seth Meyers to bid farewell to Saturday Night Live. Fittingly, Meyers’ final “Weekend Update” segment sent the comic out on a high note.
After the usual jokes were dealt out by Meyers and Cecily Strong, an emotional sendoff featuring appearances by Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg and Bill Hader (who appeared character as Stefon). The segment was as hilarious as it was emotional, and even Meyers had trouble staying composed near the end. As for the rest of the sketches, nearly everything clicked. “28 Reasons” featured the African-American cast members in an edgy and very funny sketch explaining the importance of Black History Month to high school students. The sketch offered a brilliant commentary on political correctness and the ever-present factor of race in comedy. The Broadway version of the Superbowl featured in the cold
open was refreshingly silly, and the CVS Valentine’s day commercial was hilariously spot-on. McCarthy absolutely shined in nearly everything she appeared in. Playing everything from a politician with serious anger issues to a very unladylike weirdo on a park bench, McCarthy knows her strengths and plays to them expertly. Other highlights included McCarthy’s kung fu fight with Bobby Moynihan and a women’s group sketch featuring McCarthy as a crime riddled sociopath. The only real duds of the night were a bizarre art exhibit sketch and a sketch starring featured player Kyle Mooney that fell totally flat for the second week in a row. In particular, Mooney’s awkward “on the street” interview with Superbowl fans just did not work.
“True Detective” tells the story of two detectives through a 17-year period. The main story unfolds in the mid 90’s. Detectives Hart (Harrelson) and Cohle (McConaughey) have been working together for three months. The two find themselves investigating a ritualistic and possibly satanic serial murder. In the present, Hart and Cohle narrate the story as they recall separately the events to two detectives who believe the killer is still out there. However, the investigators seem a lot more interested in the detectives’ personal lives and relationship with each other than the case. As I said earlier, there are many shows like this on television any night of the week, but the writing here is much better than your standard genre show. The case, the characters and the story
are more intriguing, complex, intelligent and riveting than most. It’s definitely “a thinking man’s” show. Three episodes in, the show has been slowly building plotwise, with its characters really keeping us interested. Hart is a family man who at first appears happily married. He has a mistress he says he loves just as much as his wife, whom he tells the investigators he had to be with to let the steam off from work before going home. He loves his wife and family, but we see him kick his mistress’s door in and beat a man when he sees her take him home. Cohle is an atheist pessimist who believes mankind as a whole is both doomed and bad. He says he is only alive because he lacks the constitution for suicide. He was once a married man, but the marriage ended after losing a
child. He used to have a drinking problem and we see in the present he has relapsed to a severe level. He spends all day obsessing over cases and has no life outside of the job. The two butt heads constantly and mistrust one another. The relationship between them and the mystery surrounding them, has so far been the most intriguing part of the new series. “True Detective” has been said to be an anthology series like FX’s “American Horror Story.” I am not sure what this means for the show as it is three episodes into its eightepisode first season and it is moving somewhat slower than you would expect for a season that promises a conclusion. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding the plot and its characters, but the show seems to be slowly building toward something big.
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer
Thanks to some great writing, a great effort by Melissa McCarthy, and the obvious emotional heartstrings that pulled by Meyer’s exit, the SNL crew deserves major kudos for pulling off their best show yet this season. Seth Meyers might not be the biggest star to ever come out of SNL but make no mistake–since the departure of Tina Fey, Meyers has been the single most important figure guiding television’s greatest variety show through the 21st century, both on and behind the camera. Meyers’ presence on SNL will be sorely missed, but starting on Feb. 24 we’ll get to enjoy his comedic talents nightly, when he takes over as host of NBC’s “Late Night.”
High profile casting brings detective show to life
By Maurilio Amorim Staff Writer
There are way too many police procedural and detective mystery shows on television. We all know that one person who watches every single one, unaware that most are both identical and interchangeable, but for this exact reason most of these new shows get cancelled due to poor ratings early on. What makes a show with a horrible title like “True Detective” any different? Sometimes it’s all about casting. For some reason, high profile and successful movie stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are leading HBO’s new drama, and the chemistry between the two adds enough to their characters and the show to really elevate above your standard “CSI” episode.
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Pinkie Pie shows growth Favorite cartoon revived Focus
By Zach Lederman Staff Writer I’m not the world’s biggest Pinkie Pie fan (I’m a Rarity guy), but I can appreciate a good Pinkie Pie episode. Lately, Pinkie Pie’s character has been degenerated to little more than an occasional slapstick gag, so it’s especially nice when she’s featured heavily, as we get to see her actual character, rather than a bouncing, fourthwall-breaking joke. It really helps to remind us why we all grew to love her so much in the first place. The episode features Pinkie planning for Rainbow Dash’s “Birth-aversary,” a day celebrating both her birthday and the day she first moved to Ponyville. Pinkie, of course, is going all out with the celebrations until the arrival of a mysterious fellow party planner, by the name of Cheese Sandwich (voiced by “Weird Al” Yankovic), who immediately begins to show up Pinkie with his superior partyplanning abilities, knocking Pinkie out of the limelight. After forfeiting a “goof-off” against Cheese, Pinkie attempts
to leaves town but is stopped only by her friends and Cheese himself, who admits that it was Pinkie Pie who inspired him to become a party planner. He says he was trying to impress her all along and the two of them join forces to throw a better party for Rainbow Dash than either of them could throw separately. Overall, this was a pretty good episode. It’s definitely not the best of the season, but it’s leagues ahead of the very lackluster “Rainbow Falls” or “Power Ponies.” Without question, however, the very best part of the episode was the relationship between Cheese Sandwich and Pinkie Pie. Very rarely does Pinkie express any emotion other than elation or psychopathy, so getting to see her finally (somewhat angrily) gain a rival showed significant signs of character development. Also positive was the inclusion of six different songs, making it the second most song-filled episode in the series. Of course, I would have been shocked were there any less songs, considering that “Weird Al” was the episode’s
guest star. How can you have a famous musician in an episode and not use their singing talents? Weird Al’s trademark wackiness came through in full in all of his songs. I only have one slight criticism, that being the way the rest of the Mane Six treated Pinkie. I understand that MLP generally tries to get away from the typical kids’ show formula, but I think this time they went a little too far. It felt totally unrealistic that in a world, which is basically the physical incarnation of friendship, that Pinkie’s friends would basically abandon her at the first sight of someone throwing a cooler party. I know they ended up coming back to her at the end, but it just felt completely out of line with their character (especially Apple Jack and Twilight). All in all, the episode felt tight, and as I mentioned earlier, a good reminder that Pinkie isn’t just a joke character. She really does have the capacity to completely make (or break) an episode.
By Darragh McNicholl Campus Correspondent
The City of Townsville has returned. After 10 years off the air Cartoon Network revamped their original cartoon superheroes, “The Powerpuff Girls,” for a brand new special. Some may remember the 10th anniversary episode that aired in 2008, but that special was more for the purpose of showing off the incredible CGI capabilities of Cartoon Network through one of its most beloved series. This special is a fun reworking of the original “Powerpuff Girls” animation and humor, giving the series a very modern look while the three Powerpuff Girls save the world once again before bedtime. “The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed” is an original story, but follows a very familiar plot that has always come with the series. The Powerpuff Girls save Townsville from their arch nemesis Mojojo, leading him to create another plan that will assuredly give him his revenge. But the plot does not really make a
huge impact, nor is it why this special is so great. “Dance Pantsed” is simply about having fun with the characters and city that we all loved from 10 years ago. Thirty minutes of the Powerpuff Girls flying around Townsville is just enough time to make any fan of the original remember what made them love the series so much in the first place. While “Dance Pantsed” holds a lot of the same charm as the original “Powerpuff Girls” it also breathes new life into the series with a completely different format and design. The pacing of the show has increased dramatically, relating more to the fast-paced humor of modern cartoons. At times it seems the characters speak so fast that you can only really follow what they are saying through context of the situation. Each moment is so packed with new humor and old charm that it is very easy to miss quite a bit of it, but the jokes that you do get are so quirky and fun that you may not even notice. The biggest change is the CGI animation in every aspect
of Townsville, even down to the slightest movements of the characters. This change is so incredibly noticeable in every detail and it is possibly the most visually stunning 30 minutes to ever appear on Cartoon Network. Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles received a complete redesign from the original rounded style to a literal “edgier design.” The lighting, character design, 3-D movement and the fusion of an old art style into a beautifully rendered world all work to create the greatest imagining of Townsville “The Powerpuff Girls” could ever receive. Having the original cast, an original director, and even Ringo Starr as a guest star character shows the support that Cartoon Network and the original series gave to this revamping of the 15-year-old cartoon superheroes. The biggest issue “The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed” has is that it is only a special, a teaser that Cartoon Network has not decided to continue.
Puppet Slam converts ‘puppet non-believers’ into fans By Emily Lewson Campus Correspondent
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program presented the UConn Spring 2014 Puppet Slam on Saturday. The show featured undergraduate and graduate UConn students as well as professional performers from Boston, Providence and New York. Gavin Cummins stole the show with his solo performance, “Jack’s Story.” Using only a folding ruler, Cummins details his relationship with a dog, Jack. The dog gets hit by a car– survives–but must suffer the BAILEY WRIGHT/The Daily Campus consequences of a cast and Undergraduate and graduate students in the UConn Puppetry pro- cone. However, the recovgram presented the Spring 2014 Puppet Slam on Saturday night. ery tactics, or punishment
attempts, depending on your outlook, lead the dog to new heights including an enhanced ability to bruise his owner’s shins and remove objects from the kitchen counter. Audience members laughed continuously, felt the pain of the dog, and connected with the owner; Cummins enthusiasm and stage presence brought the show alive. “The simplest object [the ruler] had so much life in it. I’m glad my friend dragged me along to the show” said Kimmy Stankus, a 4th semester psychology and human development and family studies major. “Next time, I’ll be bringing my own un-believer.” Another impressive performer was Sarah Nolen with “Sifters.” Sitting on stage with a designed shower curtain and a projector screen, Nolen pushed the boundaries on what puppetry can and should consist of. She performed along to Andrew Birds’ “Night Sky,” presenting his lyrics through puppetry. In four minutes, the puppeteer moved through
love, possibility and divide. She toyed with emotions that affected every audience member and demonstrated how music and puppetry can be raw and unique. “‘Sifters’ was my favorite performance of the night,” said Lynne McConnell, an out of town visitor seeing her first puppet show. “Nolen took simple objects and transformed them in such a big way; her creativity was astounding.” Although the slam was an opportunity for the artists to display their skills, it was also a fundraiser for Becky Ray, a graduate of the UConn puppetry graduate program. Ray was diagnosed with lupus nine years ago. In 2012, her doctor informed her that a kidney transplant would be necessary. The surgery typically costs $250,000. With such a daunting sum, the UConn puppetry program stepped in to help by asking for donations Saturday night. Go
online to beckyray.wordpress.com to learn more about her condition and ways to help. “I’ve been to all the puppet slams during my time here at UConn and every time these artists remind me of what it means to be generous and grateful,” said Luke LaRosa, a 4th semester urban and community studies and geography double major. “Their efforts to help Becky are heartwarming and should not go unappreciated; they are a special group.” The UConn Spring 2014 Puppet Slam was a success as usual. For the first time, the students outperformed the professionals on the small Studio Theater stage. The talent and creativity of UConn’s own puppeteer students is growing exponentially and their growth is a pleasure to watch. The Ballard Museum will open in Storrs Center on March 1.
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UCONN CLASSICS: LAST WEEK WE MISTAKENLY MISATTRIBUTED A CLASSIC ‘STICKCAT’ TO THE WRONG PEOPLE. SORRY ABOUT THAT.
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The UConn women’s hockey team played in pink jerseys Friday against Boston U. for their annual ‘Skating Strides for Breast Cancer Awareness’ game. The game raised $7,500.
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Arizona hurting after first loss of season
California's David Kravish, center, celebrates with fans on the court after a last-second win over Arizona. The Golden Bears defeated the Wildcats 60-58, to hand Arizona its first loss of the 2013-14 season.
Arizona lost a game and most likely its No. 1 ranking. Now the Wildcats will have to finish the season without one of their top players. Forward Brandon Ashley is out for the season after injuring his right foot in a 60-58 loss to California, a game
that will likely knock the Wildcats down the rankings after eight straight weeks at No. 1. "Last night, early in our Cal game, Brandon Ashley suffered a foot injury that will end his season," Arizona coach Sean Miller said in
a statement Sunday. "While we're all disappointed, we are also aware that Brandon needs our support and positive energy surrounding him. Someone once told me, the hottest heat forges the strongest steel. This adversity will ultimately make Brandon
and our team stronger moving forward." Arizona (21-1, 8-1 Pac12) went into the game on a school-record 21-game winning streak after holding off Stanford on Wednesday to start the two-game Northern California swing. Few things went right for the Wildcats in the second half of the trip. Arizona had a rough night shooting, couldn't get stops when they needed them down the stretch and junior guard Nick Johnson, the team's catalyst, had a rare off night. The worst news was the injury to Ashley. Ashley injured his right foot grabbing a rebound in the opening minutes and didn't return, spending the second half wearing a walking boot and on crutches. He has been crucial to Arizona's run this season, an athletic player who can score, rebound, hit shots from the perimeter when needed and guard just about every position on the court. Now, the Wildcats will have to figure out how to play without him. "For us, we have to figure out from the bench perspec-
tive of getting a few guys who haven't played as much — some maybe not even at all — they have to start getting the opportunity," Miller said. "That opportunity doesn't have to be 20 minutes a game, but it might need to be a four-minute window or a couple of minutes here and there." The Wildcats' run this season had been characterized by their ability to pull out tight victories by clamping down on defense and hitting big shots, even on nights when they didn't shoot well. Arizona has struggled with its perimeter shooting at times this season and had another rough night from beyond the arc, hitting 2 of 11. The Wildcats had trouble inside, too, fighting against Cal's defense and missing some relatively easy shots while shooting 32 percent overall. Arizona had been able to clamp down defensively on teams late in games to pull out victories numerous times this season, including the victory over the Cardinal. The Wildcats tried to do it again against the Bears, but fell short, losing when Justin
Cobbs hit a fallaway jumper with 0.9 seconds left. The loss leaves No. 2 Syracuse (21-0), the likely new No. 1, and No. 4 Wichita State (23-0) as the only unbeaten teams in Division I. "Because we've been in this situation so many times, we're really comfortable. We weren't worried at all. We were ramped up," said Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski, who had a career-high 18 points. "Cobbs made a really, really tough shot." It didn't help the Wildcats that Johnson wasn't able to carry them for one of the few times this season. He tried to pick up the slack with Ashley out, but wasn't able to do it, scoring four points on 1-of-14 shooting. "Tonight wasn't his night," Miller said. "One for 14, 0 for 5 (from 3-point range) and five turnovers. But part of us being 21-0 and 21-1 is how well he played. We needed a couple of guys to step up." And they made need it to continue with Ashley likely out for a while.
By Ryan Tolmich Campus Correspondent
insurance goal in the third. The Huskies fought back with a Rachel Farrell power play goal. However, it was not to be, as the Huskies couldn’t find a late equalizer. “It was nice to get a goal there at the end for the girls,” Chuli said. “I thought we could have been better in some areas, but I’m proud of how we battled.” “It was a scrappy effort, but it just wasn’t enough,” Coach Chris MacKenzie said. “We had some offensive chances that we had to connect on…It’s not meant to be. BU was better than us tonight.”
The Terriers also proved superior in the second contest of the double header, as the Huskies fell despite goals from Michela Cava and Sarah MacDonnell. Though Chuli was able to reach the 30 save mark for the 11th straight game a three-point game from Hockey East’s leading scorer Sarah Lefort proved to be too much for the Huskies. The Huskies will return to action Saturday afternoon, at Freitas Ice Forum when they will play host to conference leader Boston College.
Women's hockey drops two Special guest watches Super games to Boston Univeristy Bowl with Roger Goodell » SUPER BOWL
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's Super Bowl special guest got a chance to see his hometown team. Zack Lystedt, whose head injury sparked a wave of youth concussion legislation across the country, was invited by Goodell to attend Sunday's game and watch the Seahawks play. Lystedt, then 13, became the face of concussion awareness after he nearly died
from a head injury suffered in a youth football game in 2006. Lystedt needed two emergency brain surgeries to survive. The injury led to the Lystedt Law, first passed in the state of Washington in 2009 and copied nationwide. The Washington law keeps athletes high school age and younger from returning to the playing field without a doctor's authorization when a concussion is suspected. Mississippi passed a
youth concussion awareness law earlier this week. The National Sports Concussion Coalition said Mississippi was the last state without a youth-concussion law to set standards for medical evaluation and return to play. Zack's father, Victor, said in a text message Sunday that the family had arrived for the game. Goodell first met Zack in October 2010 at a brain injury event in Washington state.
The UConn women’s hockey team suffered a pair of setbacks over the weekend, as the Huskies were defeated by nationally ranked Boston University by scores of 2-1 and 5-2. The Huskies opened the home-and-home series at Freitas Ice Forum, where the hosts were defeated despite a 35–save performance from goaltender Elaine Chuli. The Terriers broke through on the power play in the second period, before adding an
Despite loss, women's hockey raises $7,500 for Skating Strides By Matt Zampini Campus Correspondent
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On Friday night the UConn women’s hockey team hosted the Boston University Terriers in a Skating Strides game in which the team sported pink jerseys in support of breast cancer. The Hockey East Skating Strides program is currently in its eighth season and has raised almost $230,000 for breast cancer in that span. Skating Strides has partnered with the Friends of Mel Foundation since 2008. Mel Simmons, whom the foundation is named after, lost her battle with cancer nearly five years after she was diagnosed. This season, the UConn women’s hockey team raised a total of $7,500. “The girls did a tremendous job of raising money,” assis-
tant coach Jaclyn Hawkins said. “They literally stormed the dorms and went door to door asking for change.” The Terriers opened the scoring at 7:41 of the second period when Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga ripped a shot from the point that found its way through traffic and into the back of the net. Taylor Holze doubled the Terrier’s lead with 6:49 left in the third period when she deflected a shot past UConn goalie Elaine Chuli. UConn battled hard the entire game and was able to cut the lead in half late in the third when Rachel Farrel scored her eighth goal of the season, but the Huskies could not find an equalizer with the goalie pulled to tie the game. Boston University took the first game of the series 2-1. Although the game did not turn out in the Huskies favor,
Friday served a larger purpose. “It’s way bigger than just playing hockey,” Hawkins said. “I mean at the end of the day you have four years here to play your sport and live your dream as a student athlete but when you can give back to your community and give back to a cause that effects millions of people, it’s doing the right thing and the girls take pride in doing that.” Head coach Chris MacKenzie offered a few thoughts about the Skating Strides program. “Wonderful accomplishment for our team to raise $7,500 for this, it’s something they’ve done in the past, they really got behind it and I am proud of them,” MacKenzie said. UConn will take place in another Skating Strides game when they visit the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 9.
by sophomore Trelonni Elliot and freshman Jared Delane, who captured second and third respectively. Fellow senior captain, Cory Duggan won first place in the pole vault competition with a jump of 4.95 meters, finishing ahead of fellow huskies Craig Hunter, Tim Murphy and Connor Grunwald who finished second, third and fourth. Senior captain Eric Masington won first place in the shot put with a throw of 16.81 meters. In both track and field events, multiple Huskies stepped up with victories and good performances, starting with the 200meter dash in which freshmen Jared Delane and Patrick Hayes finished in first and second place respectively. In the 400meter dash, the Huskies captured two first-place finishes, as sophomore Dele Owoye won first place with a time of 50.16 seconds and sophomore Justin Doehr took 10th
with a time of 51.27. UConn dominated the 500 meter dash, grabbing the top four places as senior Kyle Twombly got first, freshman Justin Alleyne got second, freshman Chinedu Amonu third and sophomore Robert Hovanec got fourth. Other first-place finishes were grabbed by sophomore Alvaro Chavez in the 1,000-meter run, sophomore Bryan Fowler in the mile run, freshman Randall Wall in the 60-meter hurdles, junior Toby Belton in the high jump, junior Amanze Williams in the triple jump and junior Oluwatusin Edwards in the weight throw. The Huskies also won first place in the distance medley relay and the 4x400 meter relay. On Saturday, the Huskies will look to win at Penn State in the Sykes Sabock.
Huskies compile 15 first-place finishes at Coaches Tribute Invitational in R.I. By Matt Kren Campus Correspondent
Different competition, same results as the UConn men’s track and field team wins another event in a dominant fashion. After a first-place finish two weeks ago and multiple top-10 finishes in the unscored Terrier Classic last week, the Huskies had nine top-10 finishes at the Coaches Tribute Invitational and concluded Saturday with 220 points, beating secondplace Rhode Island by 121.25 points. In the competition coach Greg Roy called the team’s New England Championship, UConn had 15 first-place finishes. Senior captain Darnell Cummings led the way in the 60-meter dash, his second race of the season, with a time of 6.88 seconds. He was followed
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No. 13 Cincinnati survives scare from USF
South Florida forward Chris Perry waits for play to resume late in the second half of Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sean Kilpatrick wasn't feeling good. His shot showed the symptoms. The American Athletic Conference's top scorer was way off on Sunday, struggling through one of his toughest
games. He found a little energy at the end, scoring 10 of his 18 points in the closing minutes as No. 13 Cincinnati rallied for a 50-45 victory over South Florida. The Bearcats (21-2, 10-0) got
their 14th straight victory by following Kilpatrick's lead. "He's going to come and perform every night, sick or not sick," said forward Justin Jackson, who added 15 points. "It's what I expected out of him."
Cincinnati trailed by three points with 8 minutes left. Kilpatrick took over the game and extended Cincinnati's best start since the 2001-02 season, when it was in Conference USA. The senior guard made six free throws and two driving layins, scoring 10 of Cincinnati's final 12 points. Cincinnati survived the close call at home, where it has won 17 in a row, including 15 this season. Kilpatrick was sick the past two days, missing practice on Saturday. He still wasn't feeling very well on Sunday. "It's tough," said Kilpatrick, who averages 19.5 points per game. "Playing under the weather is terrible." Kilpatrick finished 5 of 16 from the field and only 2 of 8 beyond the arc. He moved ahead of Danny Fortson and Deonta Vaughn into third place on Cincinnati's career scoring list with 1,891 points. Oscar
Robertson scored 2,973, and Steve Logan is second at 1,985. "The guy's going to be — knock on wood — the second guy in the history of this program to score over 2,000 points," coach Mick Cronin said. "He's maybe the most underrated great player who has ever played here." South Florida (11-11, 2-7) suffered another close loss to the Bearcats, who broke open a tie game for a 61-54 win on Jan. 18. Chris Perry had 13 points and Victor Rudd scored 11 for the Bulls, who have lost their past 11 games in Cincinnati. "I still feel like we could have beaten them twice, at home and here," Rudd said. "I feel like we let it slip away in the last three minutes of the game, and they played great in both games." South Florida missed six of its last seven shots — five of them from behind the arc — and had three turnovers down the
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stretch, allowing the Bearcats to get the lead and hold on. The Bulls are last in the AAC in 3-point shooting, making only 26.2 percent, so they played into Cincinnati's hands by firing away during the final minutes. "We went brain-dead," coach Stan Heath said. "We took (the 3s), we probably shouldn't have. A couple of those, the clock was winding down and so we just got stuck with that shot." South Florida was coming off a 78-71 win over SMU that snapped a four-game losing streak. The Bulls haven't beaten a ranked team since Feb. 29, 2012, at Louisville. The Bearcats were coming off a defining 69-66 win at No. 12 Louisville on Thursday night that left them in control of the AAC. Jackson returned from a sprained left ankle and helped the Bearcats pull it out at the end. The forward was Cincinnati's best option at the start on Sunday, hitting three close-up baskets during an opening 11-2 run. The Bulls were flustered, missing their first three shots and turning it over twice. They called a timeout, went back on the court and couldn't get the ball past midcourt, turning it over on a 10-second call. Rudd got South Florida going, hitting a driving layup and a 3-pointer that gave the Bulls a 14-13 lead. Both teams missed open shots during a ragged opening half, with Cincinnati ahead 24-18 at the break. It was the fewest points South Florida had scored in an opening half. The Bulls intensified their defense at the start of the second half and pulled ahead. Martino Brock's three-point play and Perry's layup gave South Florida a 27-26 lead. The Bearcats missed four of their five shots in the half and turned it over six times, helping the Bulls to pull ahead. Kilpatrick missed eight of his first 10 shots. His 3-pointer started an 8-2 spurt that put the Bearcats back ahead. Not for long. Perry drove for a basket and hit a jumper that gave the Bulls their biggest lead, 39-36, with 7:18 to go. Perry raised his arms toward the student section and motioned for some cheering as he ran down the court. At that point, the Bulls were shooting 50 percent in the second half. Kilpatrick took it from there.
Super Bowl played in abnormally warm weather
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The first cold-weather Super Bowl was actually pretty warm. The National Weather Service said that temperatures for Sunday's NFL title game at MetLife Stadium were 10 to 15 degrees above normal, and just nine degrees below the record high of 62 set in 1973. It's certainly not what league owners expected in 2010 when they awarded the game to the Jets and Giants. The fears that snow, ice and frigid temperatures would detract from the game normally held in either warmweather cities or in a dome proved unfounded — at least by a day. The snow is forecast Monday. Some two hours before kickoff, it was 52 degrees and cloudy. Fans stood in the stands wearing Broncos and Seahawks jerseys, holding their jackets or hanging them over seats. The coldest kickoff temperature in Super Bowl history was 39 degrees at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans for Super Bowl VI, when Dallas beat Miami 24-3. "Considering the cold weather we have had at the end of January, I would say the people going to the game are pretty lucky," National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. The temperature was almost the same as it was in October in Boston when the Cardinals and Red Sox played in the World Series. The difference was it felt colder in Beantown because the winds ranged from 7-to-14 mph. The wind was calm in East Rutherford.
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Stat of the day
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Men’s Basketball Feb. 6 Cincinnati 7 p.m.
Feb. 12 USF 7 p.m.
Feb. 9 UCF 6 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Tomorrow Feb. 9 SMU Louisville 7 p.m. 1 p.m.
Feb. 16 USF 4 p.m.
Feb. 20 Temple 9 p.m.
Rondo scores 19 in win over Magic AP
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Taste the rainbow!
Feb. 19 UCF 7 p.m.
“This is an amazing team. Took us four years to get to this point but they never have taken a step sideways.” -Seattle Seahawks’ coach Pete Carroll on his team’s victory in Super Bowl XLVII
(17-4) Feb. 15 Memphis Noon
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has now lost 12 playoff games, more than any starting quarterback in NFL history.
Feb. 22 Houston 5 p.m.
Men’s Hockey (13-8-4) Feb. 7 Bentley 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 14 Feb. 11 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Bentley Providence Holy Cross Holy Cross 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (7-19-2) Feb. 8 Boston College 2 p.m.
Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 21 Feb. 15 New Northeastern Northeastern Maine Hampshire 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Baseball Feb. 14 Ohio State 5 p.m.
Feb. 21 Wichita State 4 p.m.
Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Indiana Auburn State Noon 11:30 a.m.
Softball Feb. 21 Hofstra Noon
(0-0) Feb. 22 George Mason 5 p.m.
(0-0) Feb. 22 College of Charleston Noon
Feb. 21 DePaul 2 p.m.
Feb. 22 Feb. 23 UMass Illinois State 2 p.m. 11 a.m.
Men’s Track and Field Feb. 8 Skykes Sabock 10 a.m.
Feb. 28 AAC Champ. TBA
Feb. 14 Feb. 22 Lafyette/ Alex Wilson Ryder Invitational Invitational 12:30 p.m.
March 1 AAC Champ. TBA
Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch picks up Skittles candy after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLVIII.
Ferrell lifts Indiana over No. 10 Michigan
Women’s Track and Field Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 New New Brown Balance Balance Invitational 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. TBA
Feb. 28 AAC Champ. 9 a.m.
March 1 AAC Champ. All day
What's On TV EPL: Manchester City vs. Chelsea 2:30 p.m., NBC Sports The Super Bowl may have had the world’s attention Sunday night, but all eyes turn to England Monday afternoon. Arsenal’s win over Crystal Palace saw the Gunners back to the top of the table in the Premier League, but Manchester Ciry have an opportunity to get back on top with a win over Chelsea at the Ethiad. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s men can draw level City for second place with a win. AP
City has won all 11 of its home league matches and scored 42 goals in the process.
NCAAM: Notre Dame at Syracuse, 7 p.m., ESPN When the polls come out Monday afternoon, Syracuse will be the No. 1 team in the nation. Holding off Duke in overtime Saturday night does not earn the Orange any extra days off, as Syracuse welcomes an old Big East foe to the Carrier Dome for the first time as an ACC rival Monday night. Notre Dame enters the game with some confidence, having beaten Boston College on an Eric Atkins 3 with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to snap a three-game losing streak.
BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo waited more than a year to celebrate playing in a victory. Rondo made 9 of 11 shots and finished with season highs of 19 points and 10 assists while helping Boston end a four-game losing streak with a 96-89 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday. “We didn’t stop pushing the pace even though we had the lead,” Rondo said. “We finally finished a game strong. They made a run at it, but at the end of the day we still got some stops when we needed and made the plays.” Boston entered Sunday winless in six games since Rondo’s return last month after missing nearly a year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He sat out the second of back-to-back games earlier in the week and was fresh enough at the end Sunday to help the Celtics hold off a late push by the Magic. “You just feel like you’re really under control the way he was playing late,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. Jared Sullinger scored seven of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Celtics, who let a 12-point lead slip to one in the final period before pulling away at the end. “I think we execute a little crisper,” Stevens said. “The ball seems to have found the right guys a lot, especially today. I think that’s more of guys getting used to playing with one another.” Brandon Bass had 19 points and nine rebounds and Avery Bradley scored 17 in his return after missing five games with a sprained ankle. Jeff Green was the only Boston starter not to score in double figures as the Celtics won for the third time in four games against the Magic, who have lost four of five overall and 11 straight on the road. Arron Afflalo had 18 points and Nikola Vucevic finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic. Glen Davis had 15 points, Tobias Harris scored 13 and Victor Oladipo had 12 points as all five Orlando starters scored in double figures. But the Magic couldn’t stop Rondo, who had six assists in the fourth quarter. “We stuck to our principles and what we wanted to do. He just came through for his team,” Davis said. The only game on the NBA schedule Sunday featured two of the league’s bottom teams. Orlando, which has just three road wins this season, rallied after making a push in the fourth quarter. The Magic went without a field goal in the fourth quarter until Maurice Harkless’ layup cut Boston’s lead to 75-68 with 9:01 left to play. E’Twaun Moore and Davis added layups during an 10-2 run that pulled the Magic within 77-76 on a pair of free throws by Kyle O’Quinn with 6:11 left to play. It was as close as Orlando would get. Rondo answered with hook shot for the Celtics and Bradley followed with a field goal and two foul shots as Boston started to pull away. The Celtics sealed it with an 8-2 run in the final two minutes. “We just wanted to come in and try to change the tempo of the game and just play fast,” Harkless said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t close the game out.”
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Yogi Ferrell orchestrates pretty much everything in Indiana’s offense. Coach Tom Crean added another responsibility to Ferrell’s plate Sunday: guarding the opponent’s top scorer. Ferrell came through on both ends — scoring 27 points and shutting down Nik Stauskas — to lead Indiana to a 63-52 upset of No. 10 Michigan. “Yogi is playing at an extremely high level,” Crean said. “He’s a true lead guard with everything he does.” Against the Wolverines, that was just about everything. Ferrell drained seven 3-pointers, two shy of the Assembly Hall record, in eight attempts and limited Stauskas, one of the nation’s best scorers, to just six points, 12 below his average. “This is a great win because Michigan is such a great team,” Ferrell said. The Wolverines (16-5, 8-1 Big Ten) had been the last unbeaten in conference play, off to their best Big Ten start since 1976-77. Indiana ended their 10-game winning streak by holding them to their lowest point total of the season. “I think it’s really good for us,” coach John Beilein said. “I didn’t think we were going to go undefeated. We hadn’t lost since Dec. 11, against Arizona. In the long run, we have to get better.” What made Ferrell’s matchup with Stauskas so impressive is that Ferrell is a point guard, giving up
6 inches and nearly 30 pounds to Michigan’s small forward. Stauskas was 1 of 6 from the field and spent many possessions on the left side of the court away from the action, rarely touching the ball at times. “They were denying Nik in the corner,” said Caris LeVert, who had 12 points and joined Derrick Walton Jr., who scored 13, as the only Wolverines in double figures. Glenn Robinson III was also quiet, contributing nine points. Indiana (14-8, 4-5) had lost three of four but rode a tight, creative defense and Ferrell’s hot shooting to a win that might shift its season. Crean decided Ferrell’s awareness, quick hands and intensity were the perfect antidote to Stauskas’ deadly shooting and effective passing. “You’ve got to make his catches hard and his looks even harder,” Crean said. “You’ve got to be conscious of where he is at all times. I’m proud of our whole team defensively. Yogi was the catalyst.” With Stauskas limited, the Hoosiers led most of the way in improving to 12-2 at Assembly Hall. Noah Vonleh added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Hoosiers, who shot 54 percent to the Wolverines’ 40 percent. Indiana may have reinvigorated its hopes for an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament by securing a second victory over a top 10 opponent. The Wolverines are a common victim and no stranger to coming up short in this series.
Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell, right, tries to block Michigan guard Nik Stauskas on Sunday.
Dating to last season’s run to the national title game, the Wolverines are 27-12 in their last 39 games — with three of the losses to the Hoosiers, who are 24-8 against Michigan over the last 18 seasons. Michigan was outrebounded 31-22 and shot just 3 of 13 from behind the arc. As Ferrell drained one 3 after another, fueling the crowd early and late, the Wolverines’ normally prolific offense was off from the start. Michigan had more turnovers (8) than field goals (7) in the first half and scored just six points on its final 11 possessions to trail 25-22 at halftime. It took a few breaks to stay that close. Walton was fouled twice in the half shooting behind the arc and converted all six free throws. The Wolverines also pushed the ball effectively for transition opportunities, scoring eight fast-
break points. After Indiana’s defense was slow to get back and allowed Zak Irvin a layup, Crean called a timeout with 10:08 left in the half. Out of the stoppage, the Hoosiers scored on five of their next six trips to grab a 22-18 lead. Facing their fourth halftime deficit since November, the Wolverines never got over the hump. Three free throws from Austin Etherington and a fast-break layup by Evan Gordon gave Indiana a 49-41 lead with 7:41 to play, causing Beilein to call time out. After Stauskas’ free throws cut the deficit to 53-49 with 4:04 to play, the Hoosiers clamped down, getting two stops before another basket by Gordon pushed the lead to six. The Wolverines came up empty on their next two trips before Etherington’s free throw made it a seven-point game, and Indiana pulled away from there.
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Monday, February 3, 2014
SEATTLE WINS IT ALL Seahawks rout Manning, Broncos to win Super Bowl
Tyler Morrissey Last night one of America’s greatest standing traditions took place at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Super Bowl is as American as apple pie and Coca Cola. It’s also a prime example of what’s wrong with the economics of professional sports in this country. The average cost of a ticket to last night’s game was $2,000 for an $800 face value ticket. Its hard to imagine that anybody would go to the game by themselves, meaning a pair of tickets costs $4,000. I hope the fine folks on Wall Street enjoyed themselves, because the average American working a 40-hour week for a living can only watch on TV. I’m not trying to pick on the NFL, or the Super Bowl for that matter. This is just another example of the high costs of professional sports. Every year, the common sports fan is pushed further back from the action on the field, court or ice. On Saturday I made my second trip up to Boston for a Bruins game. I used to attend four or five games a year on average despite being a broke college student. In 2011 the Bruins brought home the Stanley Cup, but since then it’s been tougher and tougher to attend games due to high-ticket costs. It all boils down to basic supply and demand. When teams are competitive and when they win, ticket costs go up. This makes sense right? After you pay for your ticket, you still need to account for overpriced concession stand food and drinks. You can’t bring your own food in and lets face it, you have to eat. Once again, the big business that professional sports have become has you right where they want you. Not to mention this all comes after you paid to park your car to get to the stadium, arena or field. What used to be a $100-$150 family outing to a Red Sox, Bruins or Celtics game has now swelled to $200 or more. I understand that professional sports are a business and if that business doesn’t make enough money they will shut down or relocate, but that’s an argument for another day. Professional sports teams are becoming less fan friendly each year, if yet fans will still show up week in and week out to support their teams. I won’t stop going to games, because I find them entertaining and exciting. But like many Americans seeking the roar of the crowd, I may have to just settle for turning up the volume on my TV set.
SUPER BOWL XLVIII
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson holds up the Lombardi Trophy after the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII. It is the first Super Bowl victory in Seahawks history.
» WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
No. 1 Huskies rout helpless Bearcats on road By Erica Brancato Staff Writer
Although the calendar has changed to February and a fast slide into March is just around the corner, the No.1 UConn women’s basketball team remained dominant, defeating Cincinnati 86-29 in their second matchup of the season. The Huskies advanced to 10-0 against the Bearcats, while Cincinnati’s 29 points were the fewest UConn has allowed this season. Last time the two teams matched up, UConn held Cincinnati scoreless for the first six minutes of the game. The Huskies scored 16 points before the Bearcats could even get on the board. Although UConn had such an early lead, they found themselves stuck after Kaleena Mosqueda–Lewis gained three early fouls. Cincinnati cut the lead significantly after Mosqueda-Lewis sat out the final 14 minutes of the
first half. While Cincinnati trailed by seven at one stage of the game, it didn’t take long for UConn to ignite the flame and bounce back to their normal play, defeating the Bearcats 67-34. Although UConn still won big against the Bearcats in December, the Huskies truly set the tone in the beginning of their second matchup and never looked back. UConn was able to paralyze the Bearcats early, capitalizing on defense in order to dominate on offense. UConn’s backcourt set the tone, keeping Cincinnati scoreless for over 11 minutes and allowing the Huskies to get an early 30 point lead in the first half. Guard Bria Hartley stole the show as she led the team in points and tied her career high of six steals. She also had one rebound and two assists in her 25 minutes on the court. Both Hartley and Mosqueda– Lewis racked up 17 points, while Jefferson had 13; Stewart and Saniya Chong had 12 each.
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Mosqueda–Lewis was able to stay out of foul trouble, unlike last time the Huskies played Cincinnati and shot six for 11 in field goals and three for four in three–pointers. Chong was able to get her groove back after being unable to score against Temple and sitting out the game against USF. Although Auriemma admitted that Chong seemed to bottom out and was unable to perform as well under the immense pressure, he believes that she will be able to get her confidence back and emerge as the strong competitor she is. Although UConn’s offense was in top shape, the Huskies defense was the catalyst for this win. UConn forced 24 turnovers from Cincinnati, and no Bearcat reached double figures in scoring. Alyesha Lovett, Jasmine Whitfield and Jeanise Randolph led the Bearcats with eight points each. UConn’s teamwork and communication allowed a balanced
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UConn forward Breanna Stewart goes to the hoop against USF on Jan. 26 in Hartford.
offensive shooting game. The Huskies had a total of 25 assists; six players got on the board before halftime while five finished in double figures. UConn continues its stretch of
conference games when they take on Southern Methodist University at Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday.
UConn sweeps AIC, jumps to third in Atlantic Hockey
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle’s in a long time. The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8. That relentless defense, the NFL’s stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history. Seattle (16-3) was too quick, too physical and just too good for Denver, and that was true in all areas. What was hyped as a classic matchup between an unstoppable offense and a miserly defense turned into a rout. Punctuating Seattle’s dominance were a 69-yard interception return touchdown by linebacker Malcolm Smith to make it 22-0, and Percy Harvin’s sensational 87-yard kickoff runback to open the second half. When the Seahawks, up by 29 points, forced a Denver punt early in the third quarter, the 12th Man — and there were legions of them in MetLife Stadium — began chanting “L-O-B, L-O-B.” As in Legion of Boom, the Seahawks hard-hitting secondary. The loss by the Broncos again raised questions about Manning’s ability to win the biggest games. He is 11-12 in the postseason, 1-2 in Super Bowls. He never looked comfortable against a defense some will begin comparing to the 1985 Bears and 2000 Ravens — other NFL champions who had runaway Super Bowl victories. Seattle forced four turnovers; Denver had 26 all season.
UConn forward Shawn Pauly carries the puck in a recent game at the Freitas Ice Forum.
By Scott Carroll Staff Writer The UConn men’s hockey team split a pair of games in Colorado this weekend against Air Force, winning Friday night 5-3 and losing Saturday night 3-1.
The freshmen were on display during Friday night’s game, as freshman goaltender Robby Nichols compiled a career high 40 saves while Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Ryan Segalla recorded a career high three assists. After a scoreless first period,
Air Force got a wraparound shot past Nichols to make the score 1-0 just minutes into the second period. Minutes later, the Huskies found themselves with a 5-on3 advantage after multiple penalties against the Falcons. The Huskies would use the power play to score twice in 42 seconds, as freshman Joona Kunnas and senior Billy Latta were both able to beat the goaltender, to make the score 2-1. Freshmen Sean Gaffney doubled the lead as he wristed his own rebound over the shoulder of the Air Force goaltender for his first goal in 13 games as the Huskies took a 3-1 lead. Air Force would cut the Huskies lead in half late in the second, as Ben Persian was able to find the back on a rebound, making the score 3-2. However, the Huskies scored
again early in the third. Patrick Kirtland was able to break by the Falcons’ defense, leaving him to beat the goaltender at the right post giving the Huskies a 4-2 advantage. Air Force took advantage of a power play while also pulling their goaltender at 16:35 in the third period, giving them a 6-4 advantage. Scott Holm beat the goaltender, which gave the score 4-3 with minutes left in the game. The Huskies staved off the Air Force attack and finished the game with their first empty net goal of the season as Brant Harris tallied the goal. The goal gave the Huskies a 5-3 win. The Huskies didn’t have as much luck against the Falcons Saturday night as they were defeated 3-1. UConn’s lone goal came off
the stick of junior Ryan Tyson in third period. Defensemen Jacob Poe let a shot go from the blue line, allowing Tyson to deflect it past the goaltender. Senior Matt Grogan compiled 26 saves during the loss as the Huskies were outshot 29-22. The weekend brings UConn’s record to 13-8-4 on the year with an 11-5-3 conference record as the Huskies look to contend for an Atlantic Hockey championship. They are currently in third. UConn will take on secondplace Bentley next weekend in a home and away doubleheader. The puck drops in Freitas Ice Forum at 7:05 p.m. on Friday night and 7:05 p.m. in Watertown, Mass. on Saturday.