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HERE COMES MICHIGAN vs. Michigan Wolverines vs. UConn Huskies Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC
Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn. JESS CONDON/The Daily Campus
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Biggest home game in program history
By Tim Fontenault Sports Editor
Rentschler Field has been open for 10 years, and on Saturday night, the home of UConn football will host its biggest opponent and largest crowd yet, as approximately 42,200 fans watch the Huskies take on No. 14 Michigan. The stadium normally holds 40,000 people, but temporary bleachers capable of holding about 2,200 fans have been added on either side of the newly installed video board to accommodate the demand for tickets from both UConn and Michigan fans. “Obviously it’s exciting. I think it’s exciting for everyone in the state of Connecticut, there’s no question about that,” UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni said. “To have a team like Michigan, a highlevel, perennial top-20 team with tremendous tradition coming in here, that’s exciting.” This season has not started the way that UConn would have liked. The Huskies are 0-2 for the first time in 11 years, falling at home to both Towson and Maryland. The running game has failed to take off – running back Lyle McCombs has only rushed for 129 yards in two games – and injuries are an issue heading into the game against Michigan (3-0). Wide receiver Shakim Phillips, right tackle Kevin Friend and linebacker Graham Stewart are all questionable for the game, and
there is not much optimism that they will take the field. Despite the early season adversity, Pasqualoni is not going to let his team be intimidated by playing a national powerhouse. “Our players in this program have played against Michigan and played against other big teams,” Pasqualoni said. “I think the kids understand. I’m not going to get up in front of them and say this is the Michigan Wolverines. That is not in my fiber to do that.” But it is Michigan, meaning UConn will be playing in front of a live crowd and television audience that they are not accustomed to. The Huskies want to prove that the last two games were a fluke. “I want them to see a good, solid football team,” Pasqualoni said. “A team that knows how to play and handle themselves on the field and a team that can play offense and play defense and special teams. It doesn’t have to be super fancy, but I’d like it to be good, sound and solid football.” This is the second meeting between the two schools – the first came in the opening weekend of the 2010 season. UConn trailed by 21 at one point in that game and had a chance to pull within a touchdown in the third quarter, but D.J. Shoemate fumbled on Michigan’s three-yard line, giving the ball and the game back to the Wolverines. Michigan went on to win 30-10. The bright spot in the early sea-
son for UConn has been junior quarterback Chandler Whitmer. In 2012, Whitmer’s first year under center, he often was forced into contested throws due to a lack of protection on the offensive line. When Whitmer has had time to throw this season, he has been effective, completing 61.6 percent of his throws for 555 yards and three touchdowns. But Friend’s injury has left a hole on the right side of the offensive line that backup Xavier Hemingway has been unable to fill. Through two games, Whitmer has been sacked 10 times, and most of those sacks have come with Friend out of the game. Whitmer will surely be hoping to have Phillips available on Saturday. The duo has connected 15 times over two games, gaining 255 yards and scoring three touchdowns. If Phillips is unable to go, Geremy Davis will be Whitmer’s main target. Davis has caught 10 passes for 154 yards in 2013. UConn’s offense will be threatened by Michigan’s tenacious defense, which has intercepted five passes and boasts a 63.6 percent efficiency rating in the red zone. Michigan’s defense is anchored by cornerback Blake Countess, who is tied for the national lead with three interceptions this season. Countess picked off the first two passes of his career on Sept. 7 in a 41-30 win over then-No. 14 Notre Dame.
The Wolverines come into Saturday’s game with one of the most explosive and multidimensional offenses in the country. Entering their fourth game, they are averaging 42.7 points and 449.3 yards – 254.3 passing and 195 rushing – per game. Leading the way for the Wolverines is quarterback Devin Gardner. A former wide receiver, Gardner ranks first in the Big Ten Conference in total offense per game for an individual player with 313.7 yards. Of Michigan’s 21 plays of 20 yards or more, five of them have come on runs by the duel-threat quarterback, and 11 of them have been passes he’s thrown, three of which went for touchdowns. In total, Gardner has 11 touchdowns this season – four rushing and seven passing – but he is not the only big-time player on the Wolverines’ offense. Wide receiver Jeremy Gallon is Gardner’s preferred passing target. The two have connected 18 times for 297 yards and four touchdowns. Slot receiver Drew Dileo and tight end Devin Funchess have also been often-used targets of Gardner, who has found each of them for one touchdown this season. Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has recovered from a leg injury that ended his 2012 season to rush for 199 yards and three touchdowns in 2013. Michigan also boasts one of the
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Chandler Whitmer drops back against Towson. The Huskies will host No. 14 Michigan Saturday.
best offensive linemen in the country in left tackle Taylor Lewan, who decided against entering the NFL Draft to return for one last season. “I’m hopeful that everybody understands that it’s only a play or two that turns these games around,” Pasqualoni said. “There’s a great sense of urgency to be able to focus on what you have to do, take care of the little things, your assignments, technique and positions. In the end, the big thing I keep saying to the kids, the score will take care of itself.” Michigan enters the game on the back end of a 28-24 win over Akron at Michigan Stadium. Akron nearly pulled the upset in the final minute of the game, but were stopped just short of
the goal line. Despite escaping with a win, the Wolverines were less than pleased with their performance. After a full-pad practice on Sunday, Michigan is all business heading to Rentschler. “The guys that you’re playing against, they’re going to play hard, and at Michigan you’re always going to get everybody’s best shot,” Michigan coach Brady Hoke said. “[UConn] is a big football team, and they’re a physical football team. They’ve got some playmakers on their offensive team and defensively we’ll have our hands full up front.” The game will shown in primetime on ABC, with kickoff set for 8 p.m.
Huskies excited to host No. 14 Michigan
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Lyle McCombs fights through a hole in the season opener against Towson. The running room for McCombs has been sparse this season, as he’s totaled just 129 yards over the first two games of the season. Things will get no easier against the Wolverines, who have allowed just 89.7 yards per game on the ground in their three games entering Saturday.
By Matt Stypulkoski Associate Sports Editor Though UConn will enter its weekend clash with Michigan as 18.5-point underdogs, the value of the game, regardless of outcome, is unmistakable. Coach Paul Pasqualoni was less than shy about that fact in his press conference Tuesday and touched on the importance of the matchup, which will be shown in primetime on ABC, multiple times.
“Obviously it’s exciting, No. 1,” Pasqualoni said. “I think it’s exciting for everybody in the state of Connecticut, no question about that. To have a team like Michigan, a high-level, perennial Top-20 team with tremendous tradition coming in here. So that’s exciting, they’re very excited. “I think No. 2, for our program, where we are with non-conference scheduling, the idea of bringing in
high-level, Big Ten oppo- pete against the best and be nents, Southeastern the best, I think it’s Conference oppoimportant, so it’s nents, Big 12 oppopretty exciting.” nents, ACC oppoRunning into a nents…so I think wall that for our program, So far this season, from a recruiting the run game – hisstandpoint, from torically UConn’s the excitement bread-and-butter – standpoint, from has barely produced. Notebook the notion that you Through the first come to UConn you two games, the can have a chance to com- Huskies have run the ball for
a total of 115 yards and Lyle McCombs, who averaged 78.2 per game last season, has tallied just 64.5. While some of the issue has been due to injury – right tackle Kevin Friend has missed most of the action due to a high ankle sprain and center Tyler Bullock has been hampered as well – the offensive line as a unit has struggled to create space in the ground game. But that’s not to say that others are not at fault as well. “I think it’s a combination of the guys up front, including the tight ends and the receivers, finishing what they’re starting, finishing their blocks,” Pasqualoni said. “And it’s a combination of Lyle hitting the hole a little better or not cutting it back, keeping it front side and not trying to do too much. I think that it’s a work in progress.” Unfortunately for UConn, they’ll try to make those corrections against a Wolverines’ defense that has been stout, especially against the run, in their three games. While opponents average just over 250 yards in the air they have been held to just 89.7 yards on the ground, and Michigan has yet to allow a rushing touchdown on the season. Wolverines Bouncing Back After narrowly avoiding defeat by lowly Akron on the final play
last Saturday, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke wasted little time getting his squad back to full speed. The Wolverines held a full-pad practice on Sunday, a departure from their typical weekly routine, in an effort to refocus after the 28-24 escape job. “I thought we needed to get back to the fundamentals and back to technique,” Hoke said on a conference call Tuesday. “Part of that also is that we want to improve every day we go out on the field… well, we didn’t do that Saturday. We had to make up some time for what we did do on Saturday.” So far this week, Michigan players have chalked up the Zips ability stay in the game by forcing turnovers and moving the ball – they grabbed three interceptions and a fumble, gathered 311 yards in the passing game and 107 on the ground – largely to a poor week of practice preceding last Saturday. Hoke is determined not to let that happen again. “I think as the head coach I need to do a better job preparing this Michigan football team,” Hoke said. “For us not to take care of the football and not to do a better job in some of the aspects… those are things that start with me and our staff, so we’ve got to do a better job coaching.”
Staff predictions for Saturday’s game DAILY CAMPUS STAFF COLUMNISTS’ PICKS – UCONN vs. MICHIGAN
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Why Michigan will win It’s hard to imagine a scenario where the Wolverines don’t come into Rentschler and run over the Huskies. Michigan is going to be coming in angry after a near-upset against Akron, and the Huskies aren’t exactly hard to beat right now. UConn had a hard enough time dealing with C.J. Brown. Devin Gardner will have a field day running and throwing against a struggling defense.
Mike Corasaniti Senior Staff Writer
Why Michigan will win Michigan is coming into Rentschler fresh off a win that they will surely treat as a loss, a disappointing four-point escape job at home against Akron. With that in mind, Michigan will come to East Hartford with something to prove, while the Huskies have proven only that they are not as good as some had hoped. The Wolverines could make this ugly.
Erica Brancato Staff Writer
Why Michigan will win While this game will be a big draw for college football fans in the Nutmeg State, this one will not go well for UConn fans. The Huskies will have to contend with an angry Michigan team that nearly lost to Akron in Ann Arbor. Michigan possesses a powerful offense that scored 41 points against No. 14 Notre Dame on Sept. 7.
Why Michigan will win Saturday will greatly depend on which Michigan team shows up: The one that put up 41 against Notre Dame or the one that escaped upset at the hands of Akron. Either way, expect the Huskies to show some fight in the first half, but to see just more of the same as their toughest opponents of the season start clicking on offense and run away with the game in the second half.
Why Michigan will win
Michigan will destroy UConn. The Wolverines barely beat Akron last week when they should have dominated. As a 36-point favorite, they didn’t take their opponent seriously, and Akron capitalized on that. They are going to want to prove themselves and crush UConn. The Huskies may squeak a touchdown and field goal past Michigan’s defense, but I may be too generous.
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First-ever TEDx conference held at UConn will tackle technical, global and social trends By Sabrina Herrera Campus Correspondent
CINDY PERKINS’ SAFER, SANER SEX: MAKING IT FUN
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HUSKIES LEAVE IT LATE Goal in final minute gives UConn double overtime win. SPORTS/ page 12
EDITORIAL: REVIEWING BUS SAFETY IN WAKE OF PLAMONDON LAWSUIT One tragedy should not punish all student drivers. COMMENTARY/page 4 UConn professors travel to D.C. Two UConn professors added scientific insight to political policy. NEWS/ page 2
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UConn will host its first TEDx event from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on campus this Saturday. Professors, strategists, directors and students in all fields – economics, physics, English, advertising, psychology – will speak about contemporary topics affecting our future. Speakers are divided into categories by topic, as they are expected to address technological, global and sociocultural trends. Scholars were invited from Yale, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, SeeClickFix (a web platform for citizens to communicate with their local officials about issues that are not emergencies, but need to be changed), independent advertising network Droga5 and UConn itself. Eight university officials will speak this weekend, seven of whom are professors. Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at UConn, Cato Laurencin will discuss a technological advance in medicine. Of the global trend speakers, UConn Avery Point Assistant Professor Matthew McKenzie will address New England fisheries. Associate professors Susan Randolph, economics, and Nicholas E. Leadbeater, chemistry, will discuss third-
world development and turning biomass into valuable chemicals respectively. Education and eLearning are the subjects of classics professor Roger Travis and psychology professor David Miller, as well as professor of medicine, psychiatry and nursing at UConn Health Center, Robert L. Trestman. Gina Barreca, pro-
fessor of English will discuss women’s humor. Among the university speakers are three UConn students: Cody Carver, 5th-semester psychology and communications major, Matt Cremins, 1st year mechanical engineering graduate student, and Ricky Angueira, 2nd year transportation engineering graduate
student. Each student speaker passed a selection process over the summer, where students cast their votes online based on a 1-minute video on their topic. “I didn’t think I would get in,” Angueira said. “But I’ve always wanted to go to a TED event.” Angueira has an interest in the sustainability of city trans-
portation systems. Originally from Puerto Rico, Angueira was used to a society heavy in cars. He thinks communities can make better use of their resources and wants to work toward making the systems more efficient. “Not using a car is better for the environment,” he said. “I
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After years of planning and building, the Storrs Center is finally celebrating its grand opening at the corner of Storrs Road and Dog Lane today, Friday September 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sunday September 22 from 12p.m. to 4p.m. It will be a weekend to enjoy Mansfield’s new downtown. “The success of Storrs Center is a tremendous achievement on the part of the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, the Town of Mansfield, the University of Connecticut, dedicated public partners and the many talented volunteers that have helped bring the vision of Storrs Center to life,” said Howard Kaufman, Managing Member of LeylandAlliance LLC, in a press release. There will be plenty to do, including a ceremony to celebrate the grand opening followed by the ribbon cutting. Later that afternoon, the fun continues with live music in the street including The ConnMen, an all male a cappella group at UConn. As evening falls, there will then be a “family fun night” in the Storrs Community Center. “This is going to be a celebration of the first phase of [the] downtown being completed as well as the businesses,” said Cynthia van
The University of Connecticut’s Human Rights Institute hosted its fourth international conference starting Thursday, “Contexts of Human Rights,” in commemoration of the institute’s 10th anniversary. Hosted in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the conference will take place Friday and Saturday. Scholars from around the world have gathered to highlight the interdisciplinary theme of the conference and to discuss the progress and challenges of the global human rights community. Emma Gilligan, director of the Human Rights Institute, said “(the conference) is a visible symbol of the dedication of the faculty who united to create the institute.” Contexts of Human Rights features more than 11 panels and two keynote lectures, involving nearly 50 speakers and contributors from around the world who will discuss topics ranging from health and human rights to affirmative action policies. On Thursday evening, one of the two keynote speakers – Thomas Pogge of Yale University, who is also the director of the Global Justice Program – was featured. A Leitner professor of philosophy at Yale, Pogge approached a variety of human rights issues in current international policies
from an interdisciplinary lens. He explained how in the case of the world’s most powerful countries meeting to discuss changes in policy for the world, many countries consider personal interest over the interests of the most marginalized populations with the greatest violations of human rights. Pogge suggested that, “supranational rule-making must be recognized and highlighted, as it has profound effects on human rights fulfillment around the world.” In a list of “Post-2015 Institutional Reform Goals,” Pogge included a proposal to “reward pharmaceutical innovation…on the basis of health impact the innovation achieves in the world.” This would prevent the hiking-up of prices for pharmaceuticals that are produced at a much lower cost – limiting their accessibility especially in developing countries – as he said, “a human right is fulfilled when the person in question has access to that freedom in question.” Following the keynote lecture on Thursday was a dinner in honor of the Human Rights Institute’s founding director, Richard A. Wilson – who started the institute in 2003. Continuing into Friday, the conference will feature a second keynote speaker, Aryeh Neier, former president of the Open Society Foundation who will be discussing the progression and failures experienced in
The Storrs Center to celebrate its success
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The Storrs Center will celebrate it’s success at the grand opening this weekend. Webster Bank, shown above, is one of the businesses in the building finishing this fall.
Zelm, Executive Director at Mansfield Downtown Partnership. The grand opening is recognizing the businesses along Dog Lane, 1 Royce Circle including places like Webster Bank and FroyoWorld. “FroyoWorld will be a part of the parade [on Saturday]. We have been advertising all of our flavors [this week] and offering deals. During the parade, we will also be having giveaways,” said Kevin Barbosa, Manager at FroyoWorld. The grand opening is really a chance for new businesses to make their present known to the community.
“It feels really good to be a part of something bigger and having a community supporting [the business]. It is an honor and a privilege,” Barbosa said. The grand opening is expected to draw a crowd. “Well, not sure exactly how many people will attend but there were 100 at the ground breaking so hopefully people will be attending this as well,” Van Zelm said. The event itself has been made possible by the partnerships of Mansfield Downtown Partnership, LeylandAlliance, and EdR. They will also be hosting the grand opening.
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What’s going on at UConn today... Nutmeg Yearbook Theme Contest Friday, All Day This is the last day to submit an idea for the yearbook’s theme. Submissions can be made via Survey Monkey, Facebook or email. The top three ideas will be voted on during Homecoming from Oct. 7 to 9. The winner will receive a $50 Dunkin Donuts gift card. Second and 3rd place will each get a $25 Dunkin Donuts gift card.
UNITE Watermelon Eating Contest and Prize Giveaway Friday, 3 to 7 p.m. Fairfield Way UNITE is hosting their first philanthropy event benefitting the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation on Friday, September 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fairfield Way. Cost is $50 per team, with six people per team.
TEDxUConn 2013 Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student Union Theatre & tedxuconn.com This years event will be an opportunity to both hear thought-provoking talks and engage in conversation with attendees about technological, global, and sociocultural trends. For those student not registered to attend, there will be a live stream on its website.
Festival on the Green Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. In front of E.O. Smith High School The Celebrate Mansfield Parade kicks off the Festival on the Green at noon on Sunday, September 22. The parade will take place along Storrs Road in front of E.O. Smith High School. – KATHERINE TIBEDO
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the current global human rights movement. Closing the conference on Saturday, a panel will be discussing affirmative action policies around the world, and a panel of scholars from various universities around the world will participate in a roundtable discussion on the, “challenges and opportunities of running a human rights program today,” as described by Gilligan. Despite the diversity of both the topics and the scholars at the
conference, Wiktor Osiatynski of the Central European University and Open Society Foundations highlighted an underlying purpose to the conference – to ensure that “individuals, groups, and primarily vulnerable populations are not positively discriminated against, have equal opportunities as others, and can have a sense of basic social and economic security without which no one can be an owner of one’s own life and protect one’s other rights.”
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“Storrs Center has been a true collaborative effort with wonderful results – an exciting town square with busy retail establishments and upscale housing adjacent to one of America’s most prestigious universities,” said Tom Trubiana, EDR’s chief investment officer and executive vice president, in a press release. The event has a lot much going from the Movie Night showing Grease to the Parade on Saturday. “I am pretty sure
it will be a positive experience. People coming together to show their support [of the new downtown,]” Barbosa said. After one year since the new businesses and apartment buildings opened, Storrs Center is now getting to showoff all the things that the new downtown has to offer. Especially for students, this is a great opportunity to get to know the town that surrounds UConn.
Conn. lawsuit filed over iPhone camera arrest
NEW HAVEN (AP) — A Wallingford man who was arrested three years ago for filming police as they broke up a fight in New Haven has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city. Luis Luna, who filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, was arrested on Sept. 25, 2010. An internal report says Assistant Chief Ariel Melendez ordered Luna arrested, took his phone and ordered that the video Luna recorded be deleted. The report concluded that Melendez engaged in conducted unbecoming an officer and that an officer must say why someone is being arrested if they are recording police activity. Melendez retired in 2011. Luna is seeking $500,000 and compensatory and punitive damages. Victor Bolden, corporation counsel for New Haven, said the city will respond after reviewing the lawsuit.
Conn. insurance exchange identifying customers
HARTFORD (AP) — The chief marketing officer for Connecticut’s health care exchange says thousands of people are being identified as potential customers for the new insurance marketplace. Jason Madrak said Thursday that the exchange, known as Access Health CT, generated 6,657 leads as of last week from various educational outreach efforts. Those people will be contacted again once open enrollment begins on Oct. 1. After kicking off an advertising campaign, deploying workers to street fairs and retail establishments, and holding informational sessions across the state, Madrak said the exchange is now “starting to hit our stride” and is generating 1,500 leads on a weekly basis. Meanwhile, Madrak said the exchange is on track to train and certify 306 people who will be deployed on Oct. 1 to help sign people up for insurance.
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 63-year-old Bridgeport man faces charges after police say he brought a BB gun to an elementary school and claimed to be a police officer. John Teso was arrested outside the Waltersville School on Wednesday. He was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, impersonating a police officer, possession of a weapon on school grounds and breach of peace. Janice Amnhong said Teso is her uncle and was at the school to drop off her daughter. He would not harm anyone, she said. “He’s a really good person,” Amnhong said after being reached at a phone number listed for Teso. “He wasn’t there to try and harm any of the kids at the school. If he was like that, I wouldn’t allow my daughter to be with him.”
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This past year, UConn’s David Benson and Sarah Harkness were selected as two of 12 professors in a nationwide competition. This competition, the Jefferson Science Fellowship program, was established under the United States Department of State and aims to incorporate scientific expertise into foreign policy and international development. Highly ranked professors act as advisors in the State Department or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Microbiologist brings scientific spin on international policy in Washington By Alban Murtishi Campus Correspondent Microbiology is not every politician’s strong suit; that’s where David Benson steps in. Since August 2012, Benson has been in Washington, D.C., providing advice and perspective to policy makers. Collaborating with the Department of State and the Jefferson Science Fellows, of which Benson is a member. He and 12 other professors used their knowledge of their respective fields to help shape international policy. “We joked around that it took three months to find out where you were, three months to learn the language and acronyms and six months to start getting the work done,” Benson said. During his stay in Washington Benson worked to convert complex scientific concepts into international
policy language. academic work at a univerHis extensity. After sive research performing and background it “We joked around research knowledge of would often that it took three microbiology go through assisted in polichanmonths to find out many cies that affect nels of conthe health standensing and where you were, dards of many revising three months to nations. “For before it saw example, at the learn the language publication. time there was and acronyms and also Benson a big controversaid sy about influsix months to start there is a enza, and new big inforgetting the work information mal level of came out about communicadone” H5N1. So we tion. Some gathered a lot of this comof that informaDavid Benson m u n i c a t i o n tion and comis done over Microbiology Professor email, but pressed it for diplomats,” he more presssaid. ing informaHowever, research and com- tion is often traded over phone munication for international or personal meetings. Of this policy in Washington, D.C., form of political exchange can be much different than Benson said, “It’s fun to be a
spectator.” As well as his work in Washington D.C., Benson also spent a week in Geneva at the Biological Weapons Convention. While there, he gave a mini-university lecture on the surveillance of pathogens in an environment. From D.C. to Geneva in a year, Benson found himself plenty occupied, but it wasn’t all work and no play in Washington. With its large internship and proximity to many American institutions Benson said that more UConn students should consider Washington, D.C. for experience. “Often times after work we would go down to the Kennedy Center which has a concert every day of the year, or go downtown for happy hour.” Benson said.
Literacy in Latin America: professor takes a personal approach to policy By Marissa Piccolo Campus Correspondent “I want to talk to the mothers. Let me see the mothers.” Professor Sara Harkness found herself sitting in an elementary school courtyard surrounded by members of a small Guatemalan village who had come to advocate for inclusion in a U.S.-sponsored program to help their children learn to read better and earlier. The program team had come expecting to meet with a small committee of school and community leaders; what they found instead was a large crowd – mothers, dressed in their traditional hand-woven apparel, accompanied by babies and small children, sat in the courtyard space, while the men stood around the edge, arms folded as they watched the proceedings. When the team decided to divide up so they could talk more informally with smaller groups, Harkness did not hesitate in her choice – she had spent her career studying mothers and children in various cultures around the world, and she wanted to get to know this group. During her year as a Jefferson Science Fellow at USAID in the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau, Harkness had many other opportunities to work with colleagues on issues in education and health worldwide, but the visit to the school in the highlands of Guatemala stands out in her memory. One of the bureau’s current efforts is to support projects to improve early grade reading and literacy in Latin American countries. Earlier foreign aid projects had succeeded in increasing children’s enrollment in school, but educators were disappointed to find that many young students were not learning effectively. Recognizing that improving
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Professor Sara Harkness sits at head of the school’s courtyard after the welcome celebration for her and her research team. Harkness was one of 12 professors selected to advise on foreign policy and international development.
children’s competence in reading would require the involvement of parents and the community as well as the school, the Guatemala project, carried out by Save the Children under USAID’s direction, is entitled “Leer juntos, aprender juntos” (read together, learn together). An independent team, also funded by USAID, is evaluating the success of the program. While poverty creates an umbrella of challenges for early grade education, the largest obstacle in the communities chosen for this project is the language barrier. In many rural areas of Guatemala, Mayan languages are the main or only languages spoken. In the village that Harkness and the
project team visited, the local language is K’iche’, and many adults – especially women – do not speak Spanish, the national language. When Harkness chose to talk with the mothers while other team members spoke with teachers or community leaders, she had the help of a bilingual (Spanish and K’iche’) translator. She was thrilled to hear from the mothers that they would like to learn how to read and write in their own language. Recent research suggests that children may learn to read most easily when they have a chance to master this new skill in their first language before attempting to do so in a second language. If the mothers could read and write in their native
language, they would be better able to help their children master the skills of early literacy. “In order for programs like ‘Leer Juntos’ to be successful,” she said, “there needs to be culture change – families need to develop new ways to encourage their children to succeed in school and beyond. As an anthropologist, I find that fascinating.” Harkness hopes that such change can happen while preserving the best elements of what makes each culture special. “We want to help all children succeed in today’s world, without leaving their cultural heritage behind,” Harkness said.
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A new professor for a new department By Annie Pancak Staff Writer This article is part of a series highlighting this year’s new professors who have outstanding achievements in their career and major plans to bring to UConn. Behind Shippee Hall, in the Bishop building, sits one of UConn’s newest departments. It is a product of the School of Business and School of Fine Arts called Digital Media and Design. Professor Samantha Olschan has a list of achievements that run from doing after-effects for a Nickelodeon cartoon to broadcast designing for Fox News. For the past 10 years, though, she has been a professor at various schools, including the Pratt Institute in New York City. Olschan came to UConn last year, but since the department is new this semester, this is her first semester as a UConn professor in the digital media and design department. “UConn’s awesome because I get to work on all these projects with students,” Olschan said. Last year, her student agency class called “Action” co-taught with Professor Bill Congdon took the virtual desktop program, vPC, used by classes such as statistics, and did a swat analysis on the program to identify what
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Professor Samantha Olschan, shown above, is a member of one of UConn’s newest departments, Digital Media and Design. Olschan work includes a Nickelodeon cartoon and Fox News.
needed to be done. Over the summer students were hired as interns to work to redesign and rebrand the program to become “SkyBox.” They redesigned the system to be more user-friendly, built a website, created and placed ads, and made a one minute animation. The finished project can be seen at skybox.uconn.edu.
There were two teams, a copy PR marketing team, and a design team. The team’s show how both business and fine arts come together said Olschan. “People in the business school are learning to communicate with designers, and people from fine art are learning to communicate with business people.” In addition to the student
agency class, Olschan is teaching a motion graphics course and moving image and sequence this semester. “I love teaching because you get to constantly reconnect with people using these tools in new ways.” She said one of her goals at UConn is to collaborate with other departments, because digital tools can also apply to journalism, the sciences, and humanities among others. The classes use software such as PhotoShop, After Effects and Maya, Olschan said. The major is also being offered at the Stamford campus. Olschan said it was great to put the program in both locations because there is a lot of industry in Stamford, and given the current digital media world there is a “linking thread” between both campuses students. Digital Media and Design has multiple different tracks including Olschan’s specialty, motion graphics, and also game design, digital humanities, 3D animation, web and interaction design and digital marketing. The new department was launched under department head Tim Hunter, and currently has 11 faculty members and is offering 28 courses.
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want people to see transportation from a different point of view.” Carver didn’t think he would be chosen to speak either. He is taking a stand against the poor reputation of advertising. “I don’t think it’s all bad,” he said. “It’s not a lost cause to hope for a for-profit business that is a fair player and a responsible economic force.” Carver believes in the influence of advertisements. He acknowledges a growing public interest in socially responsible products. He hopes that companies that promote these sorts of products will allow a social conscious to grow. Cremins wants to encourage his audience to see and tackle problems, big or small. “People sometimes feel that they can’t say anything because it’s not their place, or don’t think they have the capabilities,” Cremins said. “You don’t need any kind of position to tackle a problem or to make a change.” Cremins is part of a startup company that wants to improve the accessibility to clean water through the use of a purifying water station. “I just have an undergraduate engineering degree,” he said. “I’m trying to make a change.
You just need to put forth the effort, that’s the first step.” TEDxUConn is put on a by a student group of the same name, in an effort to attract forward thinkers and bright ideas in the school community. David Ritter, 11th-semester electrical engineering major and president of the TEDxUConn group, thinks there is potential to try to build a community of big ideas at UConn. “This is a chance to have a real intellectual discussion, a chance where we can explore ideas,” he said, “This is how ideas are born.” TED conferences occur twice a year, once internationally and once nationally. They strive to promote “ideas worth spreading,” in all areas. TEDx events are independently organized TED conferences that aim to spread those same ideas within a specific community. The TEDxUConn event will be streaming live at the Student Union Theater, which will remain open throughout the event on Saturday. It will also be streamed online at www. tedxuconn.com and on WHUS 91.7. The group meets on Sundays at 9 p.m. in ROWE (CUE) 134.
Marketing contest open to students Percentage of minority » CONTEST
By Molly Miller Campus Correspondent
Marketing students in UConn’s School of Business have the opportunity to create and execute an advertising campaign for Sears Holdings Corporation. The company, who is the retailer behind Sears, Kmart, Kenmore, Land’s End and more, is holding this competition for students from over 40 colleges across the country. In this competition, teams of up to six students create and implement a marketing strategy to grow the company’s member-curated program, Personal Shopper, which provides customers with personal shoppers through a digital platform. At the end of the competition, teams will present their strategies and results, as well as suggestions for the product. Teams are judged on their research, business judgements, and the number of sales and clients they’ve acquired through their strategies. Each member of the winning team will win a 16GB iPad Mini. The competition’s official deadline is September 20, but Amy Robelet, Manager of Marketing Planning at Personal Shopper, said that this is a very loose deadline. So far, teams from less than ten schools have signed up. Sears Holding Corporation has held a competition for college students before, but it was limited to the University of Chicago. This is the company’s first national collegiate competition. Robelet said this competition would be great for students interested in many facets of business. “It’s actually really well rounded,” said Robelet. “It includes retail and marketing and business. You’re promoting the products, but you’re also running it like a start-up business.” In addition to learning lessons about marketing, students could also work with some high-profile
members of the business world. tainly benefit by competing, the “It’s going to have really high visi- competition might also help out bility,” said Robelet. Judges could the Personal Shopping program. include the senior vice president “We are going to take the ideas of Sears Holdings Corporation. that are presented, and they could Since there are currently very few definitely be implemented,” said teams entered in the competition, Robelet. all students involved have the Although no UConn students potential to receive a lot of atten- are currently involved in this tion. competition, some have previProfessors ously competed at UConn in similar pro“If you’re simply believe that grams. This past competitions spring, students one of many great such as these in the Integrated UConn students, are very benMarketing you may not stand eficial for stuCommunications out. But if you can dents’ learning course develand developoped a promotalk in an interview ment. “When tional campaign about experiences students get for the 2013 you’ve had durtheir hands Honda Civic dirty and shift sedan. They utiing a competition, from passive lized Facebook, then you may have learners to Youtube, and an advantage over active learners, Twitter, and other candidates.” concepts seem brought a few to stick with Honda Civics them better,” to Fairfield Way Dr. David Norton for said Dr. David students Norton, assisto experience. Assistant Professor of tant professor They competed Marketing against nineteen of marketing. “It’s one thing other university for a faculty teams across the member to say, ‘This is how busi- country. Last October, students ness works.’ It’s entirely another in the Marketing, Sales, and thing to actually experience the Management fraternity Pi Sigma way ‘business works’ yourself.” Epsilon competed in case compeNorton explained that these titions, a Speaker’s competition, kinds of competitions can help and a Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon, in students build confidence and which marketing major Gregory develop goals. They can also help Richards ’13 took first place. students set themselves apart in Mary Cooper, a 7th-semester the job market. marketing major and market“In marketing we teach the con- ing assistant for the School of cept of differentiation, and the Business, finds some of these same concepts can be applied competitions and makes sure that to job-seekers,” said Norton. “If students are aware of them. you’re simply one of many great “It’s something we’re trying to UConn students, you may not expand on, because we do think stand out. But if you can talk in that there are a lot of opportunian interview about experiences ties and they’re important for stuyou’ve had during a competition, dents,” said Cooper. then you may have an advantage over other candidates.” While college students can cer- Molly.Miller@UConn.edu
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By Katie McWilliams Staff Writer University statistics show that the undergraduate student population is getting more diverse by the year. Since 1990 undergraduate minority enrollment has been on the rise, climbing from 10.3 percent in 1990 to 23.3 percent in 2012. In Connecticut, according the United States Census from 2010, the minority population is 18 percent, which is reflected well in the undergraduate population at UConn. While this year’s percentage of minority students is reflective of the state, Jeffrey Ogbar, the Vice Provost for Diversity, says that forward thinking is essential in maintaining diversity for the future. Ogbar said that “We want to have a campus that reflects the world around us…ideally if we carry with the state and our minority population reflects the state of Connecticut it will be a success.” Ogbar also said that diversity is critical for a school such as UConn that is constantly looking to expand its offerings both outside and within the classroom. “Diversity is necessary for critical thinking. A more diverse population has more critical thinkers than a homogenous one,” Ogbar said. Ogbar also emphasized that diversity comes in many forms, including interest, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and race. The diversity of the UConn undergraduate population can be seen not only in the increase of the minority population, but also in the plethora of student organizations that represent ethnicities such as Albania, Cambodian, and West Indian. In order to maintain diversity on campus and to keep
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The Student Union shown above, is the central gathering place for students at UConn’s diversity ratings have continued to increase over the years.
university focus on the issues facing a diverse community, the Office of Diversity implemented the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee (SCOPE). The committee, created at the beginning of summer 2013, aims to advance diversity within the staff, faculty, and students by recruiting staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds and addressing the issues of these diverse groups of people. According to the committee’s mission statement “the committee is charged with developing bold ideas and approaches to advance efforts to recruit, retain, and ensure equity of faculty, staff, and students.” SCOPE faces many challenges with diversifying the faculty and staff population. Many disciplines are very appealing to certain genders, ethnic groups and races. For example, Ogbar
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Multicultural fraternities show their pride in a display case in the Student Union.
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COLUMN: Programs aren’t built in a day, everyone has to start somewhere
QUARTERBACK MATCHUP UConn
By Tyler R. Morrissey Managing Editor They played their first game in 1879, and in 1896 they were a charter member of the original Big Ten Conference. They have the most wins in college football history and have won 11 national championships. This is Michigan football. On Saturday, one of the most historic college football teams in the nation will visit Rentschler Field to take on UConn, a program that has existed since 1896 but has only been playing at the Division 1-A level since 2000. When you look at this matchup on paper it does not bode well for the Huskies, a team that’s off to an 0-2 start for the first time since 2002. I’ve accepted that this will not be UConn’s year. Yes, it’s still very early in the season and, in college football, teams can quickly turn things around. However, when you take a step back and really look at this Huskies squad, it’s clear this year is not their year. That being said, why do we even bother talking about this non-conference game on UConn’s schedule? While the end result may be a loss, it’s a testament to where UConn has come from in the past and where they are going in the future. During most of the 20th century, the Huskies faced teams like Yale, Rhode Island and UMass. Not exactly powerhouse programs. In the 1990s under athletic director Lew Perkins, the Huskies prepared to make the jump to Division I-A, ushering in a new era in UConn football. Memorial Stadium was aging and fell below the 30,000 minimum occupancy level for fans, requiring UConn to move into its current home in East Hartford. The Huskies applied to play in the Big East and on Sept. 17, 2004, the Huskies played their first Big East game, a 27-7 loss to Boston College. UConn finished 8-4 that year, earning a trip to the Motor City Bowl. In 2007, the Huskies earned a share of the Big East Conference title with West Virginia. In 2009, UConn football was receiving national attention, but not for the right reasons. Junior cornerback Jasper Howard was stabbed to death outside the Student Union following a 38-25 victory over Louisville. After that game he said, “Play each play like it’s the last play you’ll ever play.”
Chandler Whitmer, UConn Quarterback
Devin Gardner, Michigan Quarterback
Class: RS Junior From: Newnan, Ga. Height: 6-foot-1
Class: RS Junior From: Detroit, Mich. Height: 6-foot-4
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2013 Stats 61.6 percent passing 555 passing yards 3 touchdown passes 130.85 efficiency rating
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2013 Stats 60.3 percent passing 704 passing yards 7 touchdown passes 237 rush yards
OFFENSIVE THREATS UConn
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Kicker Chad Christen and the Huskies run out of the UConn tunnel before a game at Rentschler Field. Prior to calling Rentschler Field home, the Huskies played their home games on campus at Memorial Stadium.
Following Howard’s death, UConn lost its next three games by a total of just 10 points. What happened next will live on in UConn sports history forever. UConn traveled to Notre Dame, one of the most storied college football program in the nation. In two overtimes, the Huskies prevailed 33-30 off an Andre Dixon fouryard touchdown run. After the game, UConn coach Randy Edsall sent the game ball to Howard’s family in Florida. UConn will always be a basketball school.
That will never change, but given time and lots of it, the Huskies can also be a perennial top 25 team in college football. In college football or sports in general, it’s about wins and losses. But don’t invest too much stock in this game if Michigan emerges victorious. This game is just another milestone for UConn and a chance to face the cream of the crop in college football. Don’t be discouraged; one day somebody will relish in the opportunity to play the Huskies.
Lyle McCombs UConn Running Back
Jeremy Gallon Michigan Wide Receiver
Class: RS Junior From: Staten Island, N.Y. Height: 5-foot-8
Class: RS Senior From: Apopka, Fla. Height: 5-foot-8
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2013 Stats 36 rushes 3.6 yards per carry 4.5 yards per catch 1 touchdown
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2013 Stats 18 catches 297 receiving yards 16.5 yards per catch 4 touchdowns
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS UConn
A history of ranked opponents at Rentschler
By Tim Fontenault Sports Editor
Saturday’s game will be the first time UConn hosts a ranked opponent since 2009, and it will be the seventh time in Rentschler Field history. Overall, UConn is 2-18 against ranked opponents, most recently beating eventual Sugar Bowl champions Louisville on the road in 2012. In six home games, the Huskies are 1-5. Here is a look back at UConn’s history with ranked opponents at Rentschler Field.
Oct. 13, 2004: No. 17 West Virginia 31, UConn 19 – The Huskies entered the game ranked second in the Big East in points, but were held to six points through three quarters. The Mountaineers had two players rush for over 100 yards. Dec. 3, 2005: No. 16 Louisville 30, UConn 20 – D.J. Hernandez threw three touchdown passes, but the running game never got established. Michael Bush ran for 121 yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinals in the win.
Oct. 20, 2006: No. 4 West Virginia 37, UConn 11 – Only two teams were able to stop the Mountaineers en route to the Gator Bowl in 2006. UConn’s lone touchdown came on a five-yard run by Hernandez. Oct. 27, 2007: UConn 22, No. 11 USF – UConn went into halftime with a 16-0 lead, and while USF tried to come back, the Huskies were able to hold off the Bulls for their first ever win against a ranked opponent. Dec. 6, 2008: No. 23 Pittsburgh 34, UConn 10
– A 57-yard touchdown run by Donald Brown was the lone bright spot of the game for the Huskies. UConn went on to the International Bowl after the game, defeating Buffalo in Toronto. Sept. 12, 2009: No. 19 North Carolina 12, UConn 10 – In one of the strangest endings to a football game in recent memory, UConn offensive lineman Dan Ryan was called for holding in the end zone, which resulted in a safety that gave North Carolina the victory.
Yawin Smallwood, UConn Linebacker
Blake Countess, Michigan Cornerback
Class: RS Junior From: Worcester, Mass. Height: 6-foot-4
Class: RS Sophomore From: Owings Mills, Md. Height: 5-foot-10
2013 Stats • 15 tackles per game (tied for FBS lead) • 9 solo tackles • 1 pass breakup
2013 Stats • 16 total tackes • 3 interceptions (tied for FBS lead) • 77 INT return yards Photos courtesy of UConn Athletics and Michigan Athletics
UConn and Michigan Two-Deep Depth Charts
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1963 President John F. Kennedy suggests that the Soviet Union and the United States cooperate to mount an expedition to the moon.
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By Emily Luwson Campus Correspondent
Lamda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. hosted Cindy Perkins’ “Safer, Saner Sex,” a lecture in which you grow quite comfortable with the words vagina or condoms. But her talk was about a lot more than just having safe sex. By examining our culture, Perkins has found that the Internet has had two effects: it gives information and it gives misinformation. She speaks at college campuses nationwide to dispel the myths about sex. On the subject of culture, Perkins has an argument for almost everything. She describes herself as “big bone, big muscle, with a layer of frosting” and told students to “live in what you’ve got: no one is selective when you get down to the good stuff.” The ideals that magazines, televisions and celebrities are spreading about body image are not crafting a happy society, but rather influencing male and females to starve themselves, workout constantly or hate their bodies. “Go look in the mirror, and find one thing you like, even if it is your elbow. Say, that’s a mighty fine elbow and then sprint away before you notice anything bad,” Perkins shouted across the room. But besides body image, the audience was taken through a spectrum of other fundamental social scenes. Alcohol, always a topic at these types of lectures, was spun in a new light. Perkins questioned whether alcohol was necessary to give spirit to a person or a party, and if so, what that said about college students or our society. Today, more people abstain from drinking and more people binge drink then ever before:
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» HEALTHY HUSKY
BY LUKE BELVAL
Dining Hall Diet Obstacles Let’s face it – the dining hall
is a cornerstone of the college experience. When you first stepped into one as a freshman, the plethora and expanse of food before you seemed to be a never-ending utopia. As time has passed you find yourself jaded by the food choices and may place the blame for your “Freshman 15” squarely on their shoulders. However, the fact is the dining hall is not fully culpable for unhealthy eating habits or an inhospitable place for those trying to maintain healthy lifestyles. Eating healthily in the dining halls can easily be achieved when you develop a plan and understand the common pitfalls. The fact that dining hall staples are pizza and French fries is not due to their nutritional value but rather supply and demand. That being said, if you want to eat healthier at dining halls there certainly are traps. Not to say that you can’t have pizza, but, is better to have a side salad and avoid the extra slices. The fried foods, PATRICK GOSSELIN/The Daily Campus yes the things that taste good, make a better treat every once The high spirited Cindy Perkins graced the UConn campus thursday evening for a lecture “Safer, Saner Sex”, hosted by the Lamda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority. in a while rather than a go-to these conflicting sides have and can save you from a lot of Only with respect, connecHer sorority sister, Marilyn item on your plate. In addicreated a new spectrum of col- unexpected and unwanted hor- tion and a ton of humor is Pinto, a 7th semester, psychol- tion, while it may seem easy lege students. rors. The medical professionals a sexual experience going to ogy major, agreed, and said to grab the piece of cake or “Wrap that monkey before at Student Health Services have be fulfilling for both members; “Perkins answered a lot of cup of ice cream on your way you get funky,” she said, and apparently seen enough of chla- as Perkins explains, it is two questions about boy and girl out, these items quickly add nervous laughter quietly min- mydia, genital herpes, HPV and sweaty bodies doing strange bodies. She also covered homo- up over the weeks and months. While the previous items gled between the seats in Laurel gonorrhea for their lifetimes. stuff and – usually – not com- and heterosexual relationships, may seem to be handcuffing Hall. How do you respond to Now sex: the good parts of municating. which is refreshing twist.” an eccentric woman, mother of sex. After countless interviews “Taboo that we don’t talk “Communication is key. you in terms of your food three, shouting these words? nationwide, Perkins has learned about this,” Yomaire Diaz, Great sex is for every person options, it only takes a little You just keep listening. that men know very little a 7th semester allied health no matter what you’ve got” is closer look to examine the Perkins suggests that students about how to please women. major, said. “We enjoyed it. Perkins’ lasting message that excellent opportunities the “dive into the condom bowls But women don’t know much Perkins did it the right way, it she said as the audience exited. dining hall can provide you. Items like fresh fruit and fish across campus,” those are free either. was not awkward at all.” Emily.Luwson@UConn.edu are not only readily available but are fully cooked, and ready to eat. This very well may be the last time in your life that items like fresh apples and salmon are available to you at no additional cost. Your goals with every meal should be to capture the key food groups as best as posBy Zachary Lederman sible. These include fruits/ Staff Writer vegetables, grains and protein. to characters from all differIt may not be the Oscars, ent Emmy nominated shows Well what a coincidence, the but the Emmys always man- appearing on the set of “The salad bar offers you to pick age to turn some heads. The Office” in a brief, pre-record- the vegetable you like the Sixty Fifth Emmy Awards ed sketch, including Mariska most and even lightly cover are premiering this Sunday Hargitay (Law and Order: them with dressing. (I know night, and will be hosted by SVU) describing her distaste it seems obvious but go for Michael Douglas and Matt of rapists but happiness with low-fat dressings or oil and Damon. While most eyes are being able to walk to work, vinegar.) In terms of grains, on who wins what, millions of Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) pasta may seem like the obviTV viewers will be tuning in selling crystal meth to Creed, ous choice but other grains just to see what this year’s top or Ashton Kutcher (Two and like brown rice can change Emmy moment will end up a Half Men) taking Michael’s things up and provide addibeing. Every year, this cer- position as manager in a par- tional nutrients that are often emony, like the Oscars, has ody of his recent casting as absent in bleached pasta. Protein can be tricky. its share of funny, inappropri- lead of Two and a Half Men. Obviously, I can sit here and ate, or just plain noteworthy Of course, not every Emmy happenings. In honor of that, moment is a winner for those tell you to go for the lean JONATHAN KULAKOFSKY/The Daily Campus meats and fish, but the fact is let’s take a quick look back at I’m sure Seth lean steak can be better than Jazz at Lu’s Cafe is one of the highlight’s of UConn night life. Students and music fans alike can catch a free performance every thursday some of the ceremony’s best involved. McFarlane didn’t come away fried chicken. Also don’t be evening. Unlike the various other cafe’s on campus, the moody atmosphere lends itself perfectly to UConn’s jazz scene. moments of the recent past. too happy in 2012 when, after afraid to broaden your protein Kicking off with the best spending ten seconds present- horizons, go vegetarian and By Zachary Lederman of the best, who can forget ing one of the awards, real- combine rice and beans or try Staff Writer Jon Stewart’s 2005 spoof of ized he wasn’t actually standa profanity-doctored speech, ing in front of a microphone. the fish one night. The overall key is variety, balance and There’s no place as clan- whopping seven to nine piece Lu’s itself is located under- in which he ranted about the destine and mysterious feel- set, consisting of a drum kit, neath the family studies build- government’s response to Although the Family Guy cre- portion control (to be covered ing on campus as Lu’s café, keyboard, two horns, a bass, a ing. The dimly lit coffee and Hurricane Katrina, in a satire ator laughed it off, and man- in future articles). Dining halls are not like resespecially when they have the guitar, an alto saxophone and snack shop serves as a perfect of the major TV network’s aged to get some laughs by wonderful beats and melodies at least one piece featuring a foil to the other few cafes on fear of government interven- doing Stewie from the show, taurants, nor are they expected it really just ended up feeling to be; their purpose is singuof the UConn Jazz Society vocalist. The band featured a campus, located either in the tion? kind of awkward. larly: feed a large amount of filling the walls, making the wide variety of pieces written Chemistry building, Co-op or Or how about the famous No matter what, there’s people in a short period of whole place feel like a club by a selection of authors just Wilbur Cross. While they’re kiss between Garry Shandling right out of the 1920s. as wide, giving the audience designed to accommodate and Brad Garret in 2003, as a sure to be something interest- time. Often to achieve this While Lu’s typically has a brand new experience every the hustle and bustle of the parody of the infamous kiss ing happening this year, so end they choose widely popmusic relaxing music play- few minutes. average student’s busy sched- between Britney Spears and make sure you stay tuned to ular foods that are easy to ing round the clock, but once The house was packed ule, Lu’s is designed for the Madonna at the 2003 MTV find out what it is. It could be serve. While many directly something as major as Janet point to this goal as the reaa week, they do something within minutes of the show guy or gal with time on their Video Music Awards? Jackson’s ‘wardrobe mala little different, that you beginning. Although there hands, who just wants to sit Of course, it’s hard to beat function’ at the 2004 Super son why dining hall food is “unhealthy,” those same indican’t find anywhere else: fea- was rarely any open seating, down for a few minutes, sip Jon Stewart and Stephen ture a live Jazz band. Each there was plenty of room to their coffee, and get away Colbert’s hilarious diatribe Bowl, which will likely be viduals exclude a key part of Thursday night, starting at walk around and chat with from the rest of UConn for a during the 2006 awards, in remembered forever by all the situation; the fact that the who watched it (I was out around 8:30 p.m., students friends or order a drink. little while. which the comedic duo lam- of the room, personally, and food an individual eats is a choice. All of UConn’s dining from all sections of campus “They’re all really great, Anyone who wants to come pooned religion, Democrats, flood Lu’s to get to listen to great kids,” said Derri and hang out with some good Republicans, the Emmy still hate myself for that) or halls contain the food needed some relaxing tunes, drink Thompson, a clerk at the café. jazz should make their way to awards and reality television, something as minor as Susan for someone to eat healthily, some coffee and hang out “I’ve been working here, and the Family Studies’ building, in a speech that lasted less Lucci’s award speech at the whether you choose to use with their friends. listening to them, for two ground floor, each Thursday than two minutes, before pre- 1999 Daytime Emmy awards. them is up to you. Whatever it is, you’re not The band, known as the years now. I love them so night from 8:30 - 11 p.m. senting the category’s nomigoing to want to miss it. UConn Jazz Society, has been much, and if I had my way, nees. playing in Lu’s for about two they wouldn’t be allowed to My personal favorite was in years now, and features a graduate.” Thompson said. Zachary.Lederman@UConn.edu Luke.Belval@UConn.edu 2011, where we were treated Zachary.Lederman@UConn.edu
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Artists Sharon Butler and Shigeyuki Kihara offered advice to art students, helping them understand the steps necessary for a successful art career in the modern world and the importance of creating communities, during the Gene and Georgia Mittleman Lecture and School of Fine Arts Convocation, held at the von der Mehden Recital Hall on Thursday night. Before the lecture began, Art and Art History Associate Professor Anna D’Alleva welcomed the students that comprised the audience and invited Rising Artists for Creative Expression onto the stage. Consisting of Antonio Elijah, Julianne Norton, and David Pereira, R.A.C.E. is a project that aims to gather 6-12 art students to work individually and as a team on grants and group projects, eventually displaying artwork in an exhibition by the end of the year. They invite any art student interested in joining their efforts. After them was another group of artists under the name “We Art! Together.” This group encouraged students to share their work with the UConn community and with each other through social media like Twitter and Facebook. These presentations were a perfect example of the lesson both Butler and Kihara stressed: to create communities and make them flourish. “Remember: Be generous. Work together to create a sustainable creative community,”
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Artists Sharon Butler and Shigeyuki Kihara offered advice and personal tales to aspiring art students at the von der Mehden Recital Hall Thursday evening.
Butler said. Primarily a painter and art blogger, Butler shared the fact that she’s been painting for almost 25 years and told the audience about her experiences since the beginnings of her career. Graduating from Massachusetts College of Art, she moved to New York City and lived as a poor artist. Working at a magazine for, what she described as “10 days a week and barely making ends meet,” she finally got gallery representation and began selling her paintings for profit. She described her start in blogging in 1996 and how it allowed her
to have her own voice, find what she wanted to say, and allowed her to help the artistic community. She also explained how the most revolutionary development for artists is the web. By being able to post, review and discuss artwork internationally, the community flourishes. Using examples of work projected on a screen behind her, she demonstrated how artists who leave the confines of their studios and join communities tend to do better; that it’s about artists supporting artists. Kihara is a native of Samoa (where she grew up after the age
of 6), and an interdisciplinary artist curator whose work has been presented in a number of international art festivals. When Kihara took the stage, she spoke words in Samoan, thanked the “Creator that brought us here together,” and thanked the indigenous people of the land that the assembly was currently on. She began by sharing some information about herself, including her ethnic background, having a Japanese father and a Samoan mother. She started her career in fashion design and graduated with an advanced diploma. Soon after, she became inter-
ested in the Japanese deconstruction movement and was ready to show the world what she was made of. Though her artwork was deemed too avant-garde, she pursued design by making costumes for theater and dance companies. Working seven years and witnessing the process of art displays from beginning to end, she began asking herself important questions. “How do I become part of a community? How do I become part of a network? What am I good at,” Kihara asked to the audience, stressing how important it is for artists to ask these questions too. “Who are the likeminded people? Who are the artists who believe in what I believe in?” Soon, Kihara was exposed to photography which she took up as a medium. She also took up designing shirts with street art and reconstructing logos. She got her first big break when Gianni Versace, who was looking for artists that would comment on the fashion industry with irony, spotted her shirt on the curator of the National Museum of New Zealand and bought all of her shirts. Despite hitting copyright controversies, her fame grew with her exhibit “Fa’a fafine; In the Manner of a Woman,” which made its way to the Metropolitan. “I’m interested to see how the Pacific and the rest of the world can meet halfway in a very respectful dialogue,” Kihara said. The end of the convocation was dedicated to a question and answer session.
Emmy predictions: the biggest TV drama of the year
It’s that time of the year again. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are airing this Sunday on CBS, so before anyone knows for sure, it’s time to sort out who deserves to win. Drama: “Homeland” was the winner last year and has was highly
acclaimed this year, but it seems equally likely that “Breaking Bad” will take home the award. As Breaking Bad’s final half of its fifth season is generating a lot of buzz and edges “Homeland” out in terms of quality, it deserves the award more. Lead Actor, Drama: The odds are currently in Bryan Cranston’s favor, already a three-time winner of the
award for his portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad, his stellar performance in season five means that no one deserves the award more. Lead Actress, Drama: Claire Danes is the undisputed frontrunner in this category. Though some people find her acting off-putting, there’s no denying that Danes works incredibly hard and is fully devoted to her role in “Homeland.” Supporting Actor, Drama: Aaron Paul took home this award last year and is likely to do so again. He certainly deserves it, but the award should really go to Mandy Patinkin, who portrays the difficulties of being authority figure in a show like “Homeland.” Supporting Actress, Drama: Despite Downton Abbey’s subpar third season, Dame Maggie Smith is the favorite to win here, but the award really should go to Anna Gunn. She was nominated for her role in “Breaking Bad” last year, and only upped her game in the fifth season. Don’t trust a Skyler White hater. Comedy: “Modern Family” is likely to take home the trophy for the fourth year in a row for this category. This is a shame, because it didn’t have a good season and pales in comparison to Louie, which manages to be hilarious during every episode. Lead Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons
has won this award twice before and will likely win this year, despite the fact that “The Big Bang Theory” is well past its prime. Louis C.K. should win, as he manages to find the balance between funny and heartbreaking in every episode of his show, “Louie.” Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia LouisDreyfus won this award last year and is likely to win again this year, but if the Academy is going to keep snubbing “Parks and Recreation,” it really should give an award to Amy Poehler, who is always excellent as Leslie Knope. Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ty Burrell has only won this award once, but this is his fourth consecutive nomination and the odds are in his favor. However, Tony Hale as Gary Walsh is the best part of “Veep,” and he deserves the award. Supporting Actress, Comedy: As part of the “Modern Family” train Julie Bowen has won this award twice already, but it seems that the Academy hasn’t really gotten tired of her. She will probably win, but the award should go to Jane Krakowski, who was great in 30 Rock’s last season.
(AP) — The last chapter of Jesmyn Ward’s memoir, “Men We Reaped,” begins with a litany of statistics “about what it means to be Black and poor in the south.” The numbers mount like burdens on an already-bent back: high rates of poverty, incarceration and illiteracy, low rankings in education and standard of living. Each one bows the back a little farther to the ground; each one strips a little more from the soul. By this point in her book, Ward has already laid bare the human toll of what being poor and Black in Mississippi meant for her and her family. It meant five young men — friends, cousins, boyfriends, brothers — cut down by drugs, violence, depression and just plain bad luck in the space of four years. It meant women left behind to scrape out a living, to hold
wounded families together, to nurse their own regrets and sorrows and shriveled dreams. The numbers, Ward notes, simply “bear fruit to the reality.” They also bear witness to a truth that stretches beyond her circle of family and friends, beyond the confines of her hometown of DeLisle, beyond the borders of Mississippi and its specter of racism and segregation. It is the truth of what it means to be poor and black in America, in Chicago and Camden, N.J.; in Jasper, Texas, and Sanford, Fla. The truth of what it is to be told, as Ward was by her affluent, white classmates in the private Episcopal school she attended, that your life has no value. “I was so depressed by the subtext I felt, so depressed I was silenced, because the message was always the same: You’re Black. You’re less than White. And then, at the heart of it:
You’re less than human.” The message — insidious and insistent — feeds into a sense of inevitability and defeat that preys on the men of DeLisle, nicknamed Wolf Town by early settlers. “We tried to outpace the thing that chased us, that said: You are nothing,” writes Ward, whose 2011 novel about Hurricane Katrina, “Salvage the Bones,” won the National Book Award. “We tried to ignore it, but sometimes we caught ourselves repeating what history said, mumbling along, brainwashed: I am nothing. We drank too much, smoked too much, were abusive to ourselves, to each other. We were bewildered. There is a great darkness bearing down on our lives, and no one acknowledges it.” That darkness pervades the book, a powerful and wrenching elegy to the men Ward knew and loved and lost,
including her younger brother, Joshua, who was killed by a drunken driver. Their deaths leave a pall of grief that never ebbs, Ward writes. “Grief scabs over like my scars and pulls into new, painful configurations as it knits.” It was that grief, that need to make some sort of sense out of the deaths that seemed to stalk her world like a prowling wolf, that led Ward to tell this story. And it is that grief that speaks to a larger truth: that Ward’s brother and the other young men who died did matter, their lives did have value and those “who still live do what we must.” Like Ward’s mother, who plowed through hardship and disappointment and despair with resilience and resolve, those left behind “sleep and wake and fight and survive.”
This image released by ABC shows Julie Bowen, left, and Ty Burrell in a scene from “Modern Family.” Bowen is nominated for best supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Claire Dunphy. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Emmy ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. It will air Sept. 22 on CBS.
By Jingyuan Fu Campus Correspondent
Darkness pervades acclaimed ‘Men We Reaped’
has left the building By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer
Steve Jobs has definitely been rolling over in his grave after these past couple of weeks. Not only has it become increasingly apparent in these past few weeks that the late Steve Jobs has left little to no guidance for his company after his unfortunate passing, but the current regime at Apple is entirely clueless as to which direction to move what was until recently, the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. The signs all pointed to this eventual meltdown happening. Following the catastrophic fall from grace its stock price suffered after peaking above a record high of $700 last year, the company has been plagued by critics and detractors decrying the end of the company as we knew it following the loss of Jobs. Critics will be critics, but numbers don’t lie. Google’s Android OS has been eating away at Apple’s coveted smart phone market share at a greater rate than ever. Last week Apple had a chance to turn all of this around. And they didn’t. Amidst a flurry of speculated, hyped possible product announcements, Apple dropped the ball by impressing no one. They announced not one, but two new models of the iPhone. The iPhone 5C, the supposed “low cost iPhone,” retains similar specifications to last year’s iPhone 5, but features a plastic casing (as well as a variety of colors). However, with prices starting at $99 with a contract (only $100 cheaper than the iPhone 5S), the model still far out prices competing Android devices, making the “low cost iPhone” not much of a bargain. The iPhone 5S, the “new iPhone” if you will, features the expected boosts in power and camera abilities, and add fingerprint recognition as an alternative to the standard pass code unlock. And yet, the 5S fails to address many of the issues that have been plaguing the platform in its war against Android. The phone still remains fragile as a shard of glass, with a drop from a modest height still likely to shatter your prized piece of tech right before your eyes. The App Store remains as restricted as ever, and with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy devices set to absolutely destroy Apple’s in terms of processing power, the Apple faithful have reason to worry. That was it. There was no Apple Smartwatch, no Apple Television display, no innovation. Despite the marketplace absolutely begging for Apple to wow us with a new product, nothing was shown. Even as competitors innovate, Google with Glass and Samsung with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Apple is becoming ever increasingly late to a party that just keeps growing more and more crowded. And of course, there’s this week’s launch of iOS 7, the first major redesign of the platform in its history. Aesthetically pleasing and simple to use, first impressions of the new OS are somewhat positive. While some are quick to criticize the redesign, claiming it’s something Jobs would never have done, they are correct. The new design, obviously inspired by the interface of some competitors products, attempts to directly give the customers what they want. Steve Jobs did not show people what they wanted to see. He told them what they wanted before they even knew what it was. In other words innovate, something the great Apple Inc. seriously needs to do.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Milan fashion celebrates homegrown talent creativity
MILAN (AP) — Milan is seeking to reclaim its fashion pre-eminence with a re-energized fashion week not only through strong messages from the runways but concrete acts of to enhance the city’s prestige. Fendi unveiled a new flagship store on via Montenapoleone, Kate Moss was on hand to launch a new retail concept for Stuart Weitzman and Costume National returned to Milan after a two-decade womenswear absence. Roberto Cavalli said that Italian design is still driven by homegrown creativity -- and he hopes to see a greater push for young designers going ahead. “What’s great about Milan we are the ones who design Italian fashion,” he said. On the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday confirmed a trend toward dresses and skirts and away from pants. Not all of the looks were overtly feminine, although some reveled in chiffon and other light fabrics. Prada aside, most labels eschewed patterns and glitzy accents, preferring strong monochromatic shades. PRADA Miuccia Prada is the most eclectic designer on the Milan runway. Every season she goes to a new place, either literally or figuratively, for inspiration and comes up with a collection that is different from everybody else’s and almost always brings down the house. To inspire the summer collection, Prada commissioned pop art murals for the walls of the label’s show space, as part of Prada’s stated aim “to engage themes of femininity, representation, power and multiplicity.” International muralists Miles “El Mac” Gregor, Mesa, Gabriel Specter, Stinkfish and illustrators Jeanne Detallante and Pierre Mornet participated. The murals translated into the collection as women’s faces on knitwear and fur, rainbow patterns on overcoats and handbags -- and the overall over-thetop feel of the collection.
Originally renown as a minimalist designer, Prada went to town in this avant-garde collection full of glitter and glam. One of the leitmotifs was a graphic brassiere superimposed on outwear -- sometimes as an image, sometimes in bold sequins. The effect was a bonanza of color. The looks were both an exploration of femininity and urban power. This is seen in the pleated skirts worn with athletic striped leg warmers and thick-soled sports sandals, albeit showered with sequins. As with many collections this round, pants were few and far between. FENDI The latest Fendi collection is both feminine and flip — in short, very chic. At times reminiscent of 1950s couture, the breezy, colorful show is appropriately dubbed “dreamwear” by the label’s designer, Karl Lagerfeld. See-through chiffon and organza allow the body to take the lead without ever clinging to its contours. The silhouette is boxy rather than curvy, with lots of geometric lines: squares, trapezoids and triangles. Fresh sherbet and fluorescent colors are worked in monochrome blocks, most evident in the show opener, a sheath dress made up of flaps in progressive shades of pink, from rose to raspberry. The same theme was re-created on the invitation. There were few pants in the collection, with a pert kneelength sheath under a summer coat the favorite look. By night, the same look is transformed into dreamy evening gowns under dramatic diva coats. COSTUME NATIONAL Costume National hung out an “under construction” sign on the long-awaited Milan return of its women’s collection. The phrase described both the space where designer Ennio Capasa staged the company’s return after a 23-year stint in Paris and the looks themselves. Capasa purposely sought out the raw, concrete subterranean cavern beneath a glass
high-rise to unveil his new collection, which he dubbed “De-Construct-Re-Construct.” Exploring the limits of tailoring, Capasa left lots of spaces uncovered — bare curves between the breasts, high arches on the back. Straps helped to anchor the gilets, jackets and halters securely in place. The looks were finished with skirts — to-the-ankle, slit A-lines, or at-the-knee pencil — and cropped trousers. Silhouettes were loose, unconfining. The designer stuck to strong colors: black and white, with some acid yellow and coverall blue. Footwear was either pointed shoes with thin straps or open-toe sandals, always on a wedge. MAX MARA Max Mara has clean looks for next summer that are alternatively playful and workaday. The women’s collection had an austere quality reflected in the monochrome neutral shades and simple lines that by contrast lent emphasis to playful touches: layers of sheer fabrics, lame shimmers, and youthful romper or jumpsuit silhouettes. For the urban professional, there were straight pencil skirts and spaghetti strapped sheaths all landing discreetly below the knee. Max Mara topped them with sleek button-less jackets, varying in length. There were few trousers, a trend emerging this season in Milan. The label recognized the demands of today’s professional woman and equipped her with not just one bag but two: the versatile JBag and a clutch. For evening, there were shimmery sheer below-the-knee sheaths worn over mini dresses or rompers. And for any hour playtime, Max Mara broke out the color: eye-popping orange, green, fuchsia, royal blue and purple. The single-shade outfits with rompers or dresses were accessorized with color-coordinated sheer hosiery, bags, stiletto heels and oversized rounded sunglasses.
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President Jimmy Carter among Ali Humanitarian Award winners
Former President Jimmy Carter speaks to a crowd gathered at The Carter Center in Atlanta, GA as his wife Rosalynn looks on. President Jimmy Carter will receive a lifetime humanitarian achievement award bearing Muhammad Ali’s name next month.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — UN World Food Programme. She Former President Jimmy Carter has raised funds and awareness will receive a lifetime humani- for the humanitarian organizatarian achievement award bear- tion with visits to its operations ing Muhammad Ali’s name in Haiti, Guatemala and most next month, headlining a list of recently Rwanda. She also has been a global winners that includes singers Christina Aguilera and Michael advocate for fast-food company Bolton for the first-ever awards Yum Brands Inc.’s World Hunger that promote achievements in the Relief campaign to raise awareness and money to end hunger. fight for social justice. Bolton, another multi-awardAli, who was a three-time heavyweight champion, plans to winning performer, was chobe in his hometown of Louisville, sen for the Muhammad Ali Ky., for the presentation of the Humanitarian Award for Gender Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Equality. The singer-songwriter joined Awards on Oct. 3. The award winners were with women’s groups and memannounced Thursday by the bers of Congress to pass the Muhammad Ali Center. The win- Violence Against Women Act. ners include a half-dozen young He continues to raise awareness adults and teenagers from around about domestic violence and has the world who are being recog- helped enlist other men to take up nized for their contributions to the cause of eradicating it. Donald Lassere, president and peace, social justice and other CEO of the Ali Center, said the humanitarian efforts. Carter, the nation’s 39th presi- award winners are “bringing dent and a Nobel Peace Prize win- hope to people all around the ner, has crisscrossed the world world.” Ali retired from boxing in since leaving the White House to promote efforts to resolve con- 1981 and devoted himself to flict, promote democracy, protect social causes. Ali, who is battling human rights and prevent disease Parkinson’s disease, received the in many of the world’s poorest Presidential Medal of Freedom countries. Carter also helps build from President George W. Bush houses for Habitat for Humanity in 2005. Meanwhile, the young adults and has authored more than two and teenagers receiving Ali dozen books. Aguilera, a multiple Grammy Humanitarian awards are being AD FOR recognized for exemplifying six Award winner whoTHE has DAILY sold CAMPUS 9/20/13records, 2 COL. x 3.5" core principles espoused by the more than FRI 43 million will receive the Muhammad Ali boxing great. Those principles Humanitarian of the Year Award. are confidence, conviction, dediIn 2010, Aguilera became an cation, giving, respect and spirianti-hunger ambassador for the tuality.
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Those award winners and their categories include: — Confidence — Tanvi Girotra, 22, of India, who leads a global youth organization that promotes education, combats sex trafficking and strives to empower women. Her group also works to involve young people in community development. — Conviction — Muhammed Kisirisa, 25, of Uganda, who formed an anti-poverty organization that promotes self-reliance and strives to empower people living in impoverished areas. In 2011 he founded a community school that educates orphans and children whose families are touched by HIV and AIDS. —Dedication — Craig Kielburger, 30, of Canada, who founded what has become a network of children helping children around the world. He founded the group Free The Children in 1995 at age 12 with a group of fellow students in his school The effort has spread to thousands of groups across North America and beyond. Giving — Nick Lowinger, 15, began donating gently used footwear to children in his home state’s homeless shelters when he was 5. The Rhode Island youngster started the Gotta Have Sole Foundation in 2010, which has provided shoes to more than 10,000 homeless and disadvantaged children in 21 states. — Respect — Zachary Certner, 17, of Morristown, N.J., who cofounded a nonprofit organization that conducts free sports clinics for special-needs children and sensitivity training to help other youngsters understand the challenges faced by special-needs children. — Spirituality — Zahra Mahmoodi, 22, of Afghanistan, who fights for gender equality in her home country by promoting women’s sports. She volunteered to coach the National U-16 Soccer team and organized women’s soccer tournaments, hoping to build confidence in hundreds of young girls. Meanwhile, Mark Hogg, founder and CEO of Louisvillebased WaterStep, was selected as the Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian. Hogg will be recognized for his efforts to bring safe water to developing countries and to provide water for disaster relief.
Friday, September 20, 2013
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Reviewing bus safety in wake of Plamondon lawsuit
t made statewide news earlier this week when Connecticut agreed to pay $4 million to the parents of David Plamondon, a UConn student who died after being hit by a university bus on March 22, 2011. Since UConn is a public university and the driver was technically a public employee, the money is being paid by the state. The driver, UConn student Lukasz Gilewski, was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, followed by two years of probation, which ends next year. The debate over whether the $5.5 million total lawsuit payment (the other $1.5 million being paid by the state’s insurance company) is too much, too little, or just right is a thorny ethical issue – one which we will not wade into now. The other important issues to focus is on are student safety, driver safety, and ensuring that such a tragic event never occurs again. Indeed, UConn has taken concrete steps in that direction, such as installation of the “Safe Turn Alert.” Though they frequently annoy students, the “Pedestrians, bus is turning” announcements emanating from speakers on university busses are a sensible installation, used when the vehicles round corners. This is especially true when you see how many students unfortunately seem to cross crosswalks while looking down at a phone or listening through earbuds to an iPod. Plamondon’s parents have asked UConn to stop employing student drivers, such as the one that killed their son. While we understand and sympathize with their desire to stop such events from occurring again, Gilewski is certainly the exception and not the rule. The problem was not that he was too young. Indeed, all student drivers must be legal adults, have had at least two years of on-the-road driving experience, pass a background check, and have no prior automotive-related violations or arrests. Gilewski’s problems were unique to him – waving to a fellow bus driver when he should have had both hands on the steering wheel, and wearing no eyeglasses even though he was supposed to. Gilewski himself lost his license, as he should have, and will obviously never work as a UConn bus driver again – or as a driver anywhere else for the rest of his life, hopefully. However, 65 students are currently employed as bus drivers, comprising over 80 percent of the on-campus bus drivers. Should those 65 drivers, presumably (or at least hopefully) all of whom are driving safely, be banned from their jobs? We think not.
I bet I’m gonna hear ‘Hail to the Victors’ a lot on Saturday. There’s a distinct lack of enthusiasm for cake. Something’s rotten in the state of Storrs. Love the InstantDaily nuggets on the home page... from last spring. I just want a beer. I’m just gonna pre-emptively suggest that “Michigan scored again.” Overheard on Fairfield Way: “But I can’t ovulate without it.” People who put on the freshman 15 be like “I’m not fat, I’m just UConn Husky.” I want to thank all my family and friends for helping me through another terrifying hangover. How many more years do I have to wait until my car will fly?
Scorecard: How UConn has changed since 2010
hinking back to the first day of my freshman year, a surprisingly large number of things about UConn have changed. Some important, some not so much. Some for the better, some for the worse. Here is my rundown. Husky mascot change: better. Sure, our smiling puppy dog looked cute, but you hardly inspire fear in opponents when wearing a jersey reminiscent of one of the 101 Dalmatians. The new mascot with teeth bared By Jesse Rifkin and eyes Associate Commentary Editor b l a z i n g creates an intimidating look without being too intimidating - no blood dripping from its fangs. Plus the husky was redesigned to resemble an actual husky, unlike the previous incarnation which was apparently reminiscent of a Samoyed dog. McMahon Dining Hall renovations: worse. Before it was the worst dining hall on campus, McMahon used to be the best. Now the plates are bigger, the portion sizes are smaller, and the food is worse. No disrespect to the hard-working staff and crew who work tirelessly every day to prepare several thousand meals there - we all appreciate the work you do. But every student I’ve talked to preferred McMahon version 1.0. HuskyMail to Gmail and Google
Apps: better. UConn seemingly had not changed or updated its email system since its creation, in the 1990s judging by its visual look. It was slow, would frequently crash and possessed limited options. For example, only one file could be attached per email. Upon switching to Google, not only does Gmail work way better for your @UConn.edu email, but the associated applications prove useful, such as real-time document collaboration on Google Drive for group assignments. The football team: worse. Hard to believe that our current squad, which started this season 0-2 for the first time in more than a decade, was three years ago one of only 10 teams nationally to earn a Bowl Championship Series spot. We were good enough to be matched up post-season against perennial championship contender Oklahoma. Then we lost Dave Teggart, Zach Frazier and Randy Edsall, followed by two consecutive losing seasons, soon to be three if our current trajectory holds up. Storrs Center: better. Two years ago when former “Simpsons” writer Mike Reiss premiered his original play “I’m Connecticut” at the Jorgensen Auditorium here, one of the characters joked, “What aren’t there any of in Storrs? Stores!” Cue laughter and audience applause. Only a short time later the Storrs Center complex changed all that, with cool stores that both college students and people of all ages want to visit. Moe’s Southwest Grill, Insomnia Cookies, even the Ballard Puppetry Museum, one of UConn’s little-known treasures previously hidden in Depot Campus. The Co-op: worse. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, the UConn
bookstore actually sold books. True, the books and magazines never technically left, as they are now sold in the Co-Op’s new second building in the southeast corner of campus. But the original building in the center of campus - easily the more highly attended of the two Co-Op branches, given its central location - now devotes all its space to T-shirts, manila folders and chocolate bars. Student Daily Digest: better. The university and administration used to send up to several emails every day, beyond annoying especially because I didn’t care about most of them. Then they began Daily Digest, a compilation of all announcements, news, upcoming events and student-submitted (and university-approved) messages. The layout is clean, simple text on white background, only listing headlines that can be clicked on for further information. Sent at noon exactly, once a day every day. Tuition: worse. Granted, this might not be a fair criticism, since tuition has risen at virtually every university in the entire nation, not just here. Also, some factors causing the tuition increases are outside the university’s control, notably decreased state aid during the Great Recession. But still: approving four consecutive years of 6.0 pecent or higher tuition increases (rather than one year at a time as usual) in Dec. 2011, right after everybody went on holiday break and wasn’t around to protest or voice criticism? Sneaky.
Associate Commentary Editor Jesse Rifkin is a 7thsemester journalism major. He can be reached at Jesse.Rifkin@UConn.edu
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Blue Versus White
Two writers argue their points of view on separate sides of the same issue. See the debate on page 13 in this issue of The Daily Campus.
This week: “How well has Obama handled the Syrian crisis?” Weigh in on Blue v. White at www.dailycampus.com
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On Syria, Obama offers Lack of clear strategy has diminshed U.S. standing in the world substance, not style
ll of a sudden, it seems, resolution is more in vogue than
solutions. That is, it would seem so to you, as it has to me, if you’ve been following this Syria thing. The president, many contend, has “pivoted”, acting with, By Nate Herter if I might Staff Columnist p a r a phrase, an amateurish lack of forethought and careful planning, because the events of the past few weeks look like some sort of lack of leadership from the White House. I’m all about careful planning and foresight as you can realistically be these days, but I can’t get behind this hatred of “pivoting”. I mean, honestly, do we want a President that doesn’t know how to move under pressure? Let me relate a bit of what Andrew Sullivan has to say on this matter, because I think he’s got most of this right. I’ll paraphrase his thoughts briefly, though they appeared in his piece on The Dish on September 12. Sullivan suggests Obama was eyeing the long-game on this one, letting the Russian leader, with his last minute weapons deal, preen his diplomatic success worldwide (and notably in a New York Times op-ed that was widely condemned) while simultaneously handing symbolic responsibility over to Russia for the ongoing conflict. Sure, Putin’s stopped a US military strike and brokered the removal of the weapons with Obama, but surely he must now take
responsibility for any future catastrophes. Especially after that ridiculous op-ed; if you haven’t read it yet, go read it now; it’s worth a laugh, even if it is a sardonic one at the audacity of a Russian autocrat lecturing the US on democracy. But, bottom-line, Sullivan suggests that this has all been a part of, if not a master plan, then at least a masterstroke, of international diplomacy. I don’t even think you have to go that far to find a win in here for Obama; and let’s be clear, though you probably know this already if you don’t watch Fox News - a win for Obama is a win for us, and forcing a despotic regime to not only admit it has stockpiles of deadly Sarin gas but to also agree to turn it over to international control is a definite win. Even Fox News chief Roger Ailes knows it; it has been reported that, if he were President - put aside for a second the desperate, apocalyptic imagery that thought brings up - he’d get Putin in a room and offer him all the credit for a deal, any deal, because “instead of looking for one huge deal that settles everything, you take a piece of the problem and solve it. Give an incentive for good behavior. Show the other guy his self-interest. Everybody has an ego. Everybody needs dignity. And what does it cost? You get what you want you give up nothing.” I didn’t make that up, it’s in his book. And Roger Ailes is right! You’re seeing apocalyptic imagery again, I know, but consider the Syria deal rationally for a second. It was not a few weeks ago that we
were on the brink of another, if limited, military action in the Middle East. Whatever you think about the justice of such a strike, it was very likely going to happen. And now we have the first signs that disarmament of a massive stockpile of deadly gas may be under way. What did we give up besides, as the President put it recently, a few “style points”? Sure, some will point out that the President’s style “seemed” a bit incoherent, or at least a little improvised, but you might be able to guess by my emphasis what the key word in that thought might be. It is absolutely true that this deal was precipitated by a stray comment from Secretary of State John Kerry, who suggested absurdly that the Syrian mass-murderer might unilaterally decided to disarm. But it is also true that the entire deal came of that. We won’t know for some time what the internal deliberations were like, but we can see that the President managed to take a gaffe and, with the help of Putin, make some pretty serious headway with it, all while de-escalating an impending military strike. Not bad, I’d say. And a bit better than the alternative, imaginary, steadfast President X, who presumably would have spurned the Russian offer and stuck to his guns and his rhetoric. But that’s just a ridiculous hypothetical; can you really imagine a President like that?
Staff Columnist Nate Herter is a 5th-semester classics major. He can be reached at Nathaniel.Herter@UConn.edu.
resident Barack Obama’s handling of the Syrian Civil War provides considerable evidence for the assertion that the United States’ influence on international affairs has been diminished under his presidency. Since the war’s inception in spring 2011, the administration failed to create coherent By Paul DaSilva strategy to Staff Columnist respond to the conflict, and instead avoided setting specific policy. In August of last year, Obama stated that a “red line” for which the United States would take greater action would be if the Assad regime utilized chemical weapons or began “moving them around.” Just one month later, it was reported that the Syrian military began moving its chemical weapons from the capital city of Damascus to the port city Tartus. And more recently, on August 21, more than 1,000 Syrian civilians died as a result of a chemical weapons attack, and this time, unlike in previous incidents, there is little doubt among the U.S. and its allies that the Syrian government was the responsible party. This left Obama with a responsibility to do something, given the “red line” he had established a year prior. The White House decided that targeted attacks on Syrian military targets was the best strategy, and thus, their next move was to attempt to persuade the American people that the U.S. has a duty to enforce “international norms” on chemical weapons. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a speech on August 30 that U.S. action is necessary “to ensure that a despot’s brutal and flagrant use
of chemical weapons is held accountable.” Contrary to their previous assertions, the goal here was not to change the tide of the war. Mere “small” strikes would be launched—according to Kerry “unbelievably small”—only to enforce a chemical weapons ban. So while Russia’s central goal is ensuring Assad retains power, the U.S.’ only motivation is upholding international law. The very next day, the President delivered a speech in the Rose Garden, where he called for congressional approval for any military action. West Wing staff was reportedly displeased with this, as they well knew the implausibility of successfully passing a resolution. One week later, after Kerry and various other administration officials appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the whip count in favor of passing a resolution was not even close, and the President had to make the determination if he should outright ignore the will of Congress and the public and take action unilaterally. Perhaps the most pivotal moment in the entire series of events came when Kerry said on September 9 that the only way an American-led attack could be averted is if Assad “turns over every bit of his chemical weapons…within the next week. But…it can’t be done, obviously.” The administration soon rushed to correct his “off-the-cuff” comments. Then, over the course of the week, President Putin of Russia worked out a deal with the United States and the Syrian regime—that if Assad’s chemical weapons are removed or destroyed by 2014, no U.S. strike would occur. The deal
was finalized Saturday morning. Something that Kerry called “impossible” apparently is the plan. Consequently, Assad, despite his use of chemical weapons to kill 1,000-plus people and conventional weapons which killed tens of thousands more, will retain power, virtually unscathed. He even issued an ultimatum to the U.S.—that if we do not halt supplying the rebel army with arms (which likely will not occur), he would not agree to the terms of the agreement. And even if he does accept the agreement, many experts have even said that destroying his chemical weapons arsenal in the midst of a raging ground war is immensely difficult. To conclude, Obama’s sophomoric handling of the situation is but a microcosm of his overall failures on foreign policy. The oft-used phrased “leading from behind” describes perfectly his dealing with Syria. Putin, who has been the principal ally of Assad, took advantage of a U.S. president who backed himself so far into a corner that he would seize any opportunity to escape further embarrassment. The President asserted that the U.S. would not tolerate use of chemical weapons last year, for months had argued that the ousting of Assad must be the basis for any negotiations, and then negotiated with Russia anyway, without any serious repercussions for the Syrian dictator. In the end, he was able to escape a self-imposed debacle at the expense of America’s reputation.
Staff Columnist Paul DaSilva is a 1stsemester political science major. He can be reached at Paul.DaSilva@UConn.edu.
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Red Sox clinch playoff berth, beat Orioles 3-1 BOSTON (AP) — Winning the series wasn't enough for Adam Jones. He obviously wanted the sweep. "Who cares about this getting two out of three? At this point in time, winning the series means nothing. We need wins," Jones said following the Baltimore Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. "'Good job getting the series' if this was June, but it's September. We need wins." Baltimore beat first-place Boston in the first two games of the series, running its winning streak to three and bolstering its chances of earning one of the two available wild-card spots. Then the Orioles ran into
John Lackey. The right-hander silenced Baltimore's bats, carrying a nohitter into the seventh inning before finishing off his 16th complete game as the Red Sox clinched their first postseason berth since 2009. "This team, we're always a bloop and a blast away. We just didn't get the bloop and a blast. Move onto Tampa," said Jones, who broke up the no-hit bid with his 32nd home run of the season with one out in the seventh. "We've got four games down there that are important. It's a loss. Move on." The Orioles dropped two games back in the wild-card race after Texas beat Tampa Bay. The Rangers and Rays are
tied for the top two spots. "Our guys are looking forward to the opportunity that they have earned," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said of the stretch run, which includes a four-game series at Tampa Bay starting Friday. Chris Tillman (16-7) overcame a shaky start to pitch seven innings for the Orioles. The right-hander, who entered the game with a 2.15 ERA against Boston, the lowest among active pitchers with at least 50 innings, allowed three runs, seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. "That's the way these games go at the end of the season," Tillman said. "I think you've got to be on top of it from the get-
Tennis travels to Boston for second match By Matt Zampini Campus Correspondent The UConn men’s tennis team will travel to Boston University for their first away match of the season at the Longwood Country Club on Friday. The Huskies (1-0) will look to build on their shutout victory against the University of Hartford by beating the Terriers on Friday. Like UConn, Boston
University competed in the preparation for Friday’s match. Brown Invitational to start After Wednesday’s win, coach the fall season two Michael Louis said he weeks ago. Friday wanted to “tweak some will be the first things that we need to head-to-head matchwork on” in practice up for the Terriers Thursday to prepare for this fall, as they will the Terriers. look to build on their UConn plans to 7-6 record from last make the adjustments spring. as needed to be ready Preview The Huskies to go against Boston took their performance from University on Friday. Wednesday and tried to get better in practice on Thursday in Matthew.Zampini@UConn.edu
Men's XC to run at the Ted Owen Invite In addition to CCSU, UConn will be competing against Bryant University, The UConn men’s cross the University of Hartford, country team will continue the University of Rhode its 2013 campaign Saturday Island, Boston University and Pace University. morning at 11:30 Many Huskies in the Ted Owen will look to build Invitational at on their strong Stanley Quarter performances Park in New from a week ago, Britain, Conn. including freshAfter placing man Michael first in the inauO’Donnell who gural meet of the paced the team in season in UMass, Preview his first collegiate the Huskies will race in the openlook to continue their strong running to ing meet. In addition to O’Donnell, Central Connecticut State UConn will need David University for the team’s second competitive meet of Cotton, Edward Wilson, and Stephen Vento, who were the the season.
By Cody Milardo Campus Correspondent
next three in line last week, to continue running strong if they want to come out on top once again on Saturday afternoon. The team will be facing some familiar competition in New Britain this week, as this is the third year in a row UConn has traveled to CCSU for this event. Head coach Greg Roy looks for strong performances by each member of the squad heading into a three-week layoff from formal competition. After this weekend, the team will not return to action until Oct. 12 in the New England Championship meet.
Mayweather's win over Alvarez was the richest fight in history LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a boxoffice smash at the arena and on television. Showtime said Thursday that at least 2.2 million homes bought the pay-per-view for the bout, second only to the 2.44 million homes in Mayweather's 2007 fight against Oscar De La Hoya. With the highest pay-perview boxing price — at an average of more than $70 — the fight will generate nearly $150 million in revenue in TV sales alone. Nevada boxing regulators say the gate for the bout was just more than $20 million, also a record. A total of 16,146 seats were sold for the event at an average price of almost $1,240 per ticket. Promoter Richard Schaefer said total revenues would approach $200 million upon final count, surpassing the $165 million generated by the Mayweather-De La Hoya fight. "You sort of reach for the stars but you don't always catch them," Schaefer said. "I was reaching for the stars but the way this fight caught fire surprised everyone." Mayweather earned a guaranteed $41.5 million for the fight, while Alvarez was guaranteed $5 million. Both will make more based on a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue. "It will make big paychecks even bigger," Schaefer said. "I don't know how big but certainly bigger. Much bigger." Mayweather was as impressive as the ticket sales, outclassing Alvarez and winning nearly every round on his way to a majority decision. He remained unbeaten in 45 fights, while Alvarez lost for the first time in 44 professional
fights. The fight was a hot ticket from the time it was announced, even with ringside seats selling for $2,000. Those proved a bargain in the days leading up to the event when some tickets in the resale market were being offered for as much as $29,000. Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said that the total gate of just over $20 million eclipsed the $18.4 million earned from 17,000 tickets for the Mayweather-De La Hoya fight. Both bouts were held at the MGM Grand arena. Only 50 comp tickets were distributed, and promoters said before the fight that tickets were in such short supply that celebrities who normally watch for free were offering to pay. Showtime said that the 2.2 million PPV figure was a conservative number, based on preliminary reports from cable and satellite TV distributors. When fully reported, the net-
work said, the total buys could challenge the record set by Mayweather and De La Hoya. Schaefer, head of Golden Boy Promotions, said he knew from the crowds attending the opening press tour in June that the fight was going to be big. Golden Boy spent nearly $10 million advertising the fight, and promoted it heavily in Hispanic markets. "It just shows you that the health of the sport is good," Schaefer said. "There's not too many other sports than can generate $200 million in revenue in one night." Golden Boy said previously that the fight generated the highest rating in Mexican television history, with nearly eight out of 10 households in Mexico tuning in to the free broadcast by Televisia. "What I kept on saying to all those negative voices out there is boxing is still big," Schaefer said. "Bigger today maybe than it has been in a long time."
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go all the way through. I made some mistakes and they made me pay." Coming off a last-place finish and a 69-93 record — their most losses since 1965 — the Red Sox have rebounded under first-year manager John Farrell and ensured at least a wild-card berth in the postseason. Following Tampa Bay's loss, Boston's magic number dropped to one for clinching the AL East. The Red Sox scored all their runs in the second on Stephen Drew's two-run homer and Dustin Pedroia's RBI single. After Jones' homer, Lackey (10-12) allowed just a oneout single to J.J. Hardy in the eighth. He struck out eight and
Boston Red Sox's Stephen Drew, right, celebrates his two-run home run with teammates.
walked two. "The story was Lackey,"
Showalter said. "It's one of those tip-your-hat nights."
Tsantiris pleased with defense and win
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a beautiful attempt on goal from the foot of sophomore forward Julie Hubbard, as she received a masterful forward pass from Houle. Her shot would hit the post, but Ribeiro would win the game minutes later. Freshman Emily Armstrong had another strong performance in goal for the Huskies, making five saves and shutting out the opposition and adding another clean sheet to her tremendous freshman campaign.
Armstrong knew that a great goalkeeper is nothing without a solid defense, and was quick to bring up her teammates’ efforts. “It was pretty easy to stay active in this game the whole time,” Armstrong said. “Because they had multiple opportunities that were taken away by midfielders, defenders, forwards hustling and getting the ball back. Coach Len Tsantiris was more than happy with his goalkeeper’s performance.
“We knew it would be toughfought game,” Tsantiris said. “Credit to our defense and Emily in goal, because we kept them at zero.” Thursday’s win brings UConn’s record to 6-3-0 on the year with a two-match winning streak. The Huskies will be back on the field Sunday at 1 p.m., as UConn takes on the Georgetown Hoyas at Morrone Stadium.
junior Lauren Duggan and sophomore Alyson Ambler to anchor the pitching staff. “Lauren ended on a strong note last year and we are expecting her to step up again and have another good year,” Mullins said. “Katelyn threw some good innings for us and Alyson, both of them are returning a little more experienced.” Returning three experienced pitchers should be a strength for the Huskies as they use this fall to tune-up for the spring season. Mullins will use the fall season to see how returning players have developed and how incoming freshman fit into the team. The Huskies have added 3 freshmen and a transfer from Florida Atlantic to the team. “We have a good core of
returning players and we like what we have seen from them,” coach Mullins said. “We feel like we have a good combination of veterans and new talent. We are really looking to use our fall developmentally and put the pieces of the puzzle together to look at our strengths and weaknesses.” Mullins also plans to use the weekend to see how players react to different lineups. “We are looking at people at different positions to see what flexibility we have and what combinations we are going to be able to use. We use the fall to see who has done what and what combinations are going to work for us,” coach Mullins said.
Softball opens up fall season at home By Spencer Mayfield Campus Correspondent The UConn softball team will open its fall season this weekend with home games against Providence, Quinnipiac and Southern Connecticut State University as they prepare for their first season in the American Athletic Conference. The Huskies return 12 players and hope to build off their 2013 campaign where they finished the year at 26-27. UConn will be faced with the task of replacing a strong senior class led by Kiki Saveriano and Marissa Guches, both All-Big East Second Team selections. Head coach Karen Mullins is depending on returning senior Katelyn Callahan,
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Oct. 19 Cincinnati TBA
Oct. 26 UCF TBA
Oct. 2 Temple 3 p.m.
Sept. 27 USF 7:30 p.m.
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Men’s Soccer (2-2-1) Tomorrow St. Louis 7 p.m.
At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.
- Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka about the New York Giants’ rough start to the football season. Oct. 12 USF TBA
Sept. 28 Buffalo 3:30 p.m.
Stat of the day
“Obviously, the production from us has not been what we wanted it to be and we are determined to get that changed.”
Football (0-2) Tomorrow Michigan 8 p.m.
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Oct. 5 UCF 7 p.m.
Oct. 9 Rutgers 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer (6-3-0) Sept. 22 Georgetown
Sept. 26 SMU 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 Houston 1 p.m.
Oct. 4 UCF 7 p.m.
Oct. 6 USF 1 p.m.
Field Hockey (6-0-0) Sept. 22 Rutgers Noon
Sept. 28 Villanova Noon
Volleyball Today UNH 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 Princeton 2 p.m.
Oct. 4 Providence 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 Boston College 2 p.m.
Today Dartmouth 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 Minnesota Noon
Sept. 21 URI 5 p.m.
Sept. 27 SMU 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 UConn Invitational All Day
Sept. 28 UConn Invitational All Day
Sept. 29 UConn Invitational All Day
Men’s Tennis Sept. 22 Boston University 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 Siena 3 p.m.
Women’s Tennis Sept. 28 Army Invite All day
Sept. 27 Army Invite All day
Sept. 29 Army Invite All day
Swansea City’s Michu from Spain celebrates after scoring against Valencia during their Europa League Group A soccer match at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain.
Oct. 1 Quinnipiac 3 p.m.
Oct. 3 UMass 3 p.m.
Women’s Cross Country Tomorrow Ted Owen Invite 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 12 New Englands 3 p.m.
Oct. 19 Wisc. Adidas Inv. Noon
Oct. 25 Nov. 2 CCSU Mini Conference Meet Champ. 4 p.m. TBA
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The left tackles who protected Peyton Manning’s blindside over his first 13 years in Indianapolis will not be confused with the greats of the game. Unheralded Tarik Glenn did make three Pro Bowl appearances over his 10 seasons. The players who followed Glenn — Tony Ugoh and Charlie Johnson — were better known not so much for winning Glenn’s old job as for taking it by default. So, when Manning was asked Thursday if he’s even the least bit nervous about the prospect of his blindside being covered for the rest of this season by fifth-year journeyman Chris Clark instead of Ryan Clady — one of only four offensive linemen in history to start every game and make three Pro Bowls over his first five seasons — the Broncos quarterback barely waited for the question to finish. “No. No,” Manning said, the words barely audible, the query seemingly barely worth answering. “Chris will do a good job.” The Broncos quarterback has spent years serving as his own best protector because he knows where he wants to go with the ball before the snap. “It’s hard to get to Peyton, sometimes just (against) air,” said Raiders coach Dennis Allen, who is trying to devise ways to slow Manning in their game Monday night. So far this season, Manning has been sacked three times. Last year, he only got sacked 21, second-least in the league. Manning’s quick release aside, Clady, of course, has played a role in that. Early this season, he shored up a line that had a bad training camp, in part because of injuries that kept things in constant flux and had the Broncos in a revolving-door search for a center before they finally went with their top backup, Manny Ramirez. Clady had missed the offseason while completing a difficult rehabilitation from surgery to repair his right shoulder. The Broncos, confident in a six-year veteran who played hurt last year, gave him a five-year deal worth up to $57.5 million. But at the end of last week’s game against the Giants, Clady stepped down wrong at the end of a play. He separated ligaments and joints in the bottom of his foot and, three days later, was placed on injured reserve. That, as much as the impact the injury would have on the field, was what Manning wanted to talk about Thursday. “That’s football as we know it,” Manning said. “The fact that he was injured the entire offseason did allow for Chris Clark to get a great deal of repetition. That will pay dividends for Chris.” Indeed, it was Clark lining up at left tackle for much of training camp, which means he won’t be coming in cold. Just like any cog in a Manning-led offense, Clark is expected to know his assignments and not miss a beat. “It’s not about filling a guy’s shoes for me,” Clark said. “It’s about me creating my legacy — just helping the team the best way I can and doing my job.”
Women’s XC to run Field hockey to play the Scarlet Knights, look to at the Ted Owen Invite on Saturday remain undefeated
By Eddie Leonard Campus Correspondent
day.” Durgin is one Husky to be on the look out for during the race. The sophomore has led The UConn women’s cross the Huskies in their first two country team will be com- meets, placing second overall peting in their third meet of at the Shawn M. Nassaney the season, the Ted Owen Memorial Race and third overInvite in New Britain on all at the UMass Invite. Saturday. The race is sched“Emily has been amazuled to start at 11:45 a.m. The ing this year,” Begley said. Huskies will race “She has had a nice against Central turnaround. All the Connecticut, hard work over the Bryant, Boston summer is paying University, off. She has been Hartford, Pace working on her and Bentley. starts and finishes UConn coach at practices. She is Amy Yoder trying to start stronBegley will ger at the beginPreview send out Emily ning of the race, Durgin, Brigitte and stay up there. Mania, Abby Mace, Laura She is always fantastic in the Williamson, Emily Howard middle of courses, but when and Katherine Vodopia in she improves her starts, she Saturday’s race. will be even more amazing.” “The girls are surprising Begley is unfamiliar with the themselves with their accom- course the team will be runplishments,” Begley said. ning; she hopes that the team “Each week we are looking will tackle the course the same for improvement, whether that way they did at the UMass be in times, racing strategy or Invite, when every racer set a even in our starts and finishes. new personal record. If we are able to execute all of these goals, then it is a good Edward.Leonard_III@UConn.edu
Big East Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week this season. After earning her first two shut outs of the sesaon and breakAfter Wednesday ing the school record night’s victory for career wins, against No. 7 UMass, Mansfield seems the UConn field nearly unstoppable. hockey team will Rutgers has had travel to New Jersey an inconsistent start to play Rutgers on thus far, as the Scarlet Sunday afternoon in Knights are 3-3 in 6-0 their first Big East 2013. The main threat conference game of this season is junior the season. midfielder Sophie The Huskies have Wright. She has been started strong this a dominant force, season, beating sevscoring four goals in eral ranked oppothe most recent three nents to remain at No. games. 3 nationally. UConn 3-3 In the past three has improved greatly UConn within just six games Sunday Sept. 22 seasons, has performed well this season showing 12:00 p.m. against Rutgers. In the nation their dominance as a team. In Piscataway, N.J. 2011, UConn beat Rutgers 5-0, and then the first three games, again in 2012 by the UConn won by only one point. Although this wasn’t same score. and in 2010 they a bad thing, the Huskies wanted also prevailed beating Rutgers to stand out. Both the offense 6-0. The last time Rutgers scored and the defense stepped up to against UConn was in 2008, in a win their past few games by a 4-2 victory for the Huskies. larger margin. UConn’s goalkeeper, Sarah Mansfield, was also named the Erica.Brancato@UConn.edu
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Friday, September 20, 2013
HUSKIES LEAVE IT LATE Goal in the final minute gives UConn double overtime win
By Scott Carroll Staff Writer After a win at the Courtyard Classic in Atlanta, the UConn volleyball team will enter into the Dartmouth Duel in Hanover, N.H. UConn’s first match-up will come against the New Hampshire Wildcats at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. The Wildcats enter the match with a 5-6 overall record. New Hampshire is coming off of the Maryland tournament that saw them get swept, only winning one set in the whole tournament. The Wildcats also did battle in the Holly Young Invitational, where they won two of three games against the St. John’s Red Storm and the Brown Bears. New Hampshire is led in kills by senior Morgan Thatcher with 119. Sophomore Torri Forest is second on her team in kills with 92. Sophmore Madison Lightfoot has been a machine for the Wildcats on defense as she leads the team 166, exactly double the amount of digs as Forest, who has the second-most on the team with 83. The Huskies will also play Dartmouth today at 7:30 p.m. The Big Green enter the weekend 5-2, going 3-1 in the Big Green Invitational with wins against Central Connecticut, Manhattan and Providence. Dartmouth also played in the Volley in the Valley where they went 2-1 with wins against UMass Lowell and Hartford. The Big Green are led in kills and digs by Paige Caridi with 72 kills and 89 digs as she has been a forced to reckoned with in the early going. UConn will then face off against Minnesota Gophers on Saturday at noon. Minnesota is coming off of the Bluegrass Battle, which saw them face off against two perennial Kentucky state powerhouses – Kentucky and Louisville. The Gophers went 1-1 in the tournament, losing to Kentucky and beating Louisville. The loss against Kentucky serves as the team’s only loss thus far in the 2013 campaign as the team has gone undefeated in the Diet Coke Classic and the UAB/Samford Classic. The Gophers have a strong and balanced offensive attack with two of their players, Tori Dixon and Ashley Whittman, reaching tripledigit kills in the young season. Minnesota is also very balanced on defense, with Whittman leading the team with 82, Alexandra Palmer chipping in 70, and Daly Santana contributing 66. The Huskies’ last matchup will be tomorrow against the Rhode Island at 5 p.m. The Rams enter the tournament with a 5-4 overall record. They are coming off of the Carmichael Invitational that saw them go undefeated against UTEP and Hartford, and also the Valpo Popcorn Classic that saw them not win even a set against Valparaiso, Iowa and Army. Sophomore Franki Darnold has proven to be a one woman wrecking crew for the Rams in the young season as she leads her team in kills, 108 and digs with 91. The Huskies will enter this weekend with a 5-5 record, looking to get on the right side of the .500 mark.
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The La Salle Explorers got lost on their maiden voyage through Connecticut on Thursday night as the UConn women’s soccer team capsized the Explorers 1-0, pulling out a nail-biter in double overtime on a gamewinning goal from junior Stephanie Ribeiro. Ribeiro’s goal came 108 minutes and 57 seconds into the game after the nets of UConn and La Salle proved to be impenetrable through two halves and an overtime period. The goal was assisted on by freshmen Rachel Hill as a scramble ensued on the left side of the net allowing Ribeiro to beat the goaltender. “I feel amazing,” Ribeiro said. “First goal of the season and it was a big win, so it’s a big goal.” UConn was struggling to finish off opportunities in regulation with 20 shots on goal, but they did put themselves in position to win. The Huskies would really come out firing in overtime as junior midfielder Riley Houle sent one firing on net within the first minute. Her shot barely missed, careening off the top of the crossbar and off the fist of the goalkeeper. UConn would once again come close on
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UConn’s Stephanie Ribeiro winds up to take a shot during the Huskies 1-0 double overtime victory against La Salle on Thursday night. Ribeiro scored the game winning goal in the 109th minute, one minute before the end of the match.
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Ribeiro’s 2OT goal lifts Huskies to win By Ryan Tolmich Campus Correspondent Through 108 minutes, the UConn women’s soccer team looked destined to stay deadlocked with visiting La Salle. Despite having a 28-13 advantage in shots, the Huskies could not find the back of the net. A stellar performance in net from keeper Emily Armstrong looked to be wasted, as the team would be forced to settle for a draw. But then Stephanie Ribeiro happened. With just over a minute left before the final whistle, the junior forward from Pawtucket, R.I. received a cross from freshman Rachel Hill, collected and buried a shot in the back of the net, giving her team the 1-0 victory with a golden goal in the team’s last gasp.
Despite having five shots – is a trend and three times is three of which were on target – a fact. Ribeiro had been left wanting The fact is that UConn wins in her efforts to score her first whenever Armstrong is solid goal of the season. in goal, as the freshman goal“I just let them go,” said keeper has kept a clean sheet Ribeiro, who had three goals in each of UConn’s six wins. in 2012 for the Huskies. “I However, Armstrong is waited for the next quick to point out that opportunity to put credit lies with the the ball in the back defense, as the unit as of the net.” a whole is what holds Put the ball in the UConn together. back of the net is “They did have a exactly what she few opportunities that did, as Ribiero’s the defenders took first goal propelled away, so I was prethe Huskies to vicpared for anything tory. » Notebook in those situations,” “I feel amazing,” said Armstrong, who Ribeiro said, out of breathe had five saves on the day. “It after a back and forth 109-min- was pretty easy to stay active ute affair. “First goal of the in this game the whole time, season and it was a big win, so because they had multiple it’s a big goal.” opportunities that were taken UConn Defense Stellar in away by midfielders, defendFront of Emily Armstrong ers, forwards hustling and getOnce is an accident, twice ting the ball back.”
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Overall, Armstrong knows how important it is to be on the same page as her defense, as the Huskies will look to keep plenty more clean sheets throughout the season. “It’s very important,” said Armstrong. “Working from the back, we all influence each other. If I’m having a bad day, I kind of affect the other players and it works its way up.” Recent Form Earning UConn Recognition The Huskies have hit their stride, as UConn has been able to win six of their past seven contests. UConn has only allowed two goals in their past eight contests, while managing to fire nine of their own. The recent hot streak has earned the Huskies both regional and national recognition, as UConn has received votes in numerous polls. UConn received votes in the
Sept. 10 NSCAA poll, while also being ranked fourth in the Northeast Region behind No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 10 Georgetown and Boston University. However, coach Len Tsantiris is more focused on his team’s play on the field than opinions off it, as the Huskies will only look towards winning the next game. “I don’t care about that. It’s what we do at the end,” said Tsantiris, who is in his 33rd year in charge of the Huskies. “We’ve got to fight in every game. We have to fight and get better and better so we can win in the end. It doesn’t matter if you’re way up in the ranks, because if you lose in the tournament, you’re out. We’ve got to learn. It’s a young team. They’ve got to learn to fight.”
Men’s soccer hopes to shake their two losses By Mike Peng Staff Writer
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UConn’s Andre Blake controls the ball during Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Bradley at Morrone Stadium. The Huskies have lost two games in a row for the first time since 2008.
For the first time since 2008, the UConn men’s soccer team (2-2-1) has dropped consecutive games after losses to Bradley and Syracuse this past week. As a result, the Huskies have dropped nine spots in the latest NSCAA polls as they currently stand at No. 12. Their attempt to snap the skid, however, will not be easy, as they host No. 10 Saint Louis (4-1-0) Saturday at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. This marks the first time since 2009 that UConn will face a higher-ranked team coming into the match. The Huskies last took down the then-No. 18 St. John’s when they were unranked in September of 2009 and followed up with a defeat over the then-ranked No. 6 Harvard a month later when
UConn was No. 17. have done a good job at keepThe Huskies’ offense has got- ing the ball away from the goal. ten off to a slow start. Despite The visiting Billikens, on taking 68 shots so far this sea- the other hand, have had a son, the team has managed to more cohesive effort from only find the net the team thus far. twice, with the Ranked as high as last goal coming No. 6 at one point 339 minutes ago by the NSCAA, the when junior transteam’s only hiccup fer Edir DaGraca on the season was its scored in a 1-0 loss at Evansville on win over Boston Sept. 11. Apart from University on that, the Billikens Sept. 6. have nine players Preview D e f e n s i v e l y, who have registered UConn has fared well thus points and seven who have far. The team has given up scored goals. The team is also only two goals all season but averaging two goals per match they would prove to be the while senior goalkeeper Nick game-winners in the individual Shackelford has allowed only losses. While junior goalkeeper three goals with 18 saves and a Andre Blake’s .667 save per- .857 save percentage. centage may seem questionKickoff is scheduled at 7 able to some, the cause for that p.m. could be attributed to him only needing to make four saves as the team’s defense as a whole Michael.Peng@UConn.edu
The September 20, 2013 edition of The Daily Campus