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Tuition to Increase By 2.5 Percent
Rita Dove Selected to Speak at Graduation
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By Jordan Friedman Associate Editor
The total cost of tuition, fees and room and board for students enrolled in Emory College of Arts of Science will increase by 2.5 percent for the 2013-14 academic year. At a meeting on Feb. 8, the University’s Board of Trustees increased undergraduate tuition from $42,400 to $43,400 — making the total cost of tuition, fees and room and board $56,470, according to a Feb. 8 University press release. This year’s increase was smaller than in the past three years, according to Executive Vice President for Academic Affair and Provost Claire Sterk. Tuition increased by 4.1 percent in the 2012 to 2013 school year, 4.7 percent in the 2011 to 2012 school year and 2.9 percent in the 2010 to 2011, Sterk said. Although most schools have yet to announce next year’s increases, Washington University in St. Louis has said it will increase its tuition rate by 3.8 percent and Princeton by 3.9 percent, according to Sterk. But, these numbers do not include increase in price of fees and room and board, which are included in Emory’s 2.5 percent increase, she said. She added that more schools will announce their increases in tuition in the coming months. Sterk said that the University weighs multiple factors when determining the price of tuition. “The main goal is to find the right balance between keeping increases minimal and being fiscally responsible in order to maintain high quality
tant to motivate professors to delve into the issue of inclusiveness, to make students feel welcome and comfortable in the classroom and approaching their professors. A potential advocacy committee or task force should promote both awareness of social and economic inequalities and action, according to a general consensus reached during break out committees. Specifically, participants in the forum noted that an advocacy committee would address oppression through three goals: awareness of repression, training students and faculty and responding to issues of repression and privilege. According to College senior and
Rita Dove, a former U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will address the Class of 2013 at this year’s Commencement ceremony on May 13, the University has announced. Currently the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995. She was also the special consultant in poetry for the Library Photo by Fred Viebahn of Congress from Rita Dove, 1999 to 2000 and former U.S. Poet Laureate the poet laureate of and PulitzerVirginia from 2004 to Prize winner, 2006. will address Dove has received the 2013 several awards and graduates. honors for her work, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for her book of poems, Thomas and Beulah. President Obama honored Dove with the 2012 National Medal of Arts, which recognizes artists and arts patrons for their contributions to the growth, availability and support of the arts in the United States. Dove earned the National Humanities Medal — the nation’s highest honor for writers and scholars — in 1996 from former president Bill Clinton, making her the first poet to receive both of these accolades. Dove additionally received
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mory Arts hosted a free Chinese New Year’s celebration on Sunday afternoon as part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Concert Series. At the event, the Vega String Quartet and the Emory Chinese Music Ensemble (above) joined in the celebration of the Year of the Snake at the Carlos Museum Reception Hall.
Second ‘Dooley Show’ Forum Addresses Intolerance By Elizabeth Bruml Staff Writer Student leaders and members of the Student Task Force on Diversity called for recommendations on improving inclusion and an action plan to address issues of diversity on Emory’s campus Monday evening. The event, titled “A Community Responds: Building a Community Together,” was sparked by offensive content on the Dooley Show and released on YouTube last semester. According to Assistant Dean for Campus life and Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Service (OSLS) Matt Garrett, the purpose of the forum was to assemble a list of student-driven recommendations for campus life, student govern-
ment and the community at large. Monday’s forum consisted of an introduction by College seniors and task force members Bukie Adebo and Brian Fuller, followed by six breakout group discussions, an overview of each group’s ideas, and concluding remarks by Dean of Campus Life Ajay Nair. The topics for the group discussions included brainstorming ideas for student-driven advocacy teams on racism and on broader oppressions; academic changes concerning coursework and faculty; training programs that promote inclusion for leaders of student organizations and Greek life; ways in which to report issues of bias; and recommendations to improve the inclusiveness of physical spaces at Emory.
Both students and faculty members offered recommendations during the forum. Christine Ristaino, senior lecturer in the departments of French and Italian, suggested that posters be put in every classroom reminding students and faculty of inclusive ways in which to engage with one another. Ristaino continued to comment on the importance of University-wide faculty training programs on inclusion and diversity. “I personally want more of that training,” she said. She elaborated that training would create more of a safe space in the classroom in which different ideas can coexist. Ashish Gandhi, College senior and Student Government Association (SGA) President, said that it is impor-
Univ. Ranks No. 16 in Lectures Endowment Returns Featuring Paul Simon Postponed By Lydia O’Neal Staff Writer
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In celebration of Campaign Emory’s success, Emory installed 29 blue plastic chairs on the railing in the Dobbs University Center. Each chair represents an endowed faculty position created by the campaign.
Campus Art Celebrates Campaign Emory By Elizabeth Howell Associate Editor Twenty-nine blue chairs hang in midair, suspended from a railing in the Dobbs University Center. This temporary creative installment, mimicked across campus in the atrium of the Math and Science Center, pays tribute to the 29 endowed faculty chair positions that Campaign Emory has created. Three similar installments cel-
ebrating the success of Campaign Emory are currently on display around Emory University’s campus. Campaign Emory, a seven-year fundraising effort that the University publicly announced in September 2008, has raised more than $1.69 billion, according to a Jan. 18 Wheel article. Senior Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Susan Cruse said the exhibits “illustrate the impact of philanthropy in a
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visible way.” The second exhibit consists of a row of 24 books with their pages folded to read, “Information is not knowledge” — a quote made famous by Albert Einstein. The display, first shown at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, and which represents the campaign’s gifts to research, will rotate to different locations until mid-March, Cruse
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Emory defended its ranking of 16th-highest endowment market value among the 831 schools surveyed in a study recently released by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE), released Feb. 1, has been conducted every year since 1974, Ken Redd, director of research and policy analysis at NACUBO, said. The study is used as an educational tool for the general public and policymakers to show how well schools have allocated their endowments, said Redd. For more than 20 years, Emory remained in the top 17 of the NCSE, peaking at fifth in 1998 behind the consistently first Harvard University, as well as University of Texas System in second place, Yale in third and Princeton in fourth. According to NACUBO, a membership organization and lobbying effort representing over 2,500 colleges, universities and higher education service providers, Emory’s rate of return on investments, 1.82 percent, exceeded the national average of negative 0.3 percent. The average rate of return for the 71 schools receiving over $1 billion in endowments was 0.8 percent. Emory Investments Managing
Director and COO Melanie Pickett said more up-to-date figures are even higher. While the NCSE compiled data until June 30, 2012, Emory’s fiscal year ended on Aug. 31, with a rate of return of 7.5 percent, above the Emory Investment Management portfolio benchmark return of 4.9 percent. “For the calendar year ending Dec. 31,” Pickett added, “our final results showed a rate of return of 13.8 percent above a portfolio benchmark return of 10.8 percent.” Emory’s endowment increased from $5.40 to $5.46 billion in 2012, largely a result of Campaign Emory, a seven-year philanthropy effort in which nearly 150,000 donors invested, according to the University website. The capital campaign, according to Pickett, “has benefitted and will continue to benefit the University in ways beyond market value of endowment, given that not all donors choose to create endowments with their gifts.” To some students angered by recent cuts to the visual arts department, journalism program, department of physical education, division of educational studies and economics and Spanish graduate programs, the results of the NCSE come as quite a surprise. Freshman Haley Elise Carley transferred to Ohio State this semes-
Those who had originally planned on attending the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature featuring musician and songwriter Paul Simon from Sunday through Tuesday will now have to re-register and get new tickets at a later date. According to a Feb. 8 Universitywide email announcing the change, Simon’s representatives informed the University Friday that he had the flu. The Ellmann Lectures have been postponed to a later date, to be announced. For the Emory community, the series was highly anticipated. Tickets — limited to two per person, per event — went on sale on Dec. 3 and sold out in record time. Due to “scheduling uncertainties at this time,” existing tickets “will not be honored for the new dates,” according to the email. Updates will remain available on the event website, emory.edu/ellmann. Simon had originally planned to
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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • On Monday, 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI announced his plan to resign on Feb. 28, making him the first head of Catholic Church to do so in the modern era. Benedict succeeded the deceased John Paul II in April 2005 after watching his predecessor slowly fall victim to Parkinson’s disease. Since his ascension, he has faced multiple clerical abuse scandals and publicly expressed his concern for declining religious belief in the West. Benedict’s successor will likely be elected by Easter, which falls on March 31. • President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, 31, on Monday, Feb. 11. The father of three from Minot, ND, led a battle against some 400 Taliban fighters four years ago in Afghanistan. Insurgents attacked the 50 U.S. soldiers based at Combat Outpost Keating on Oct. 3, 2009 with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, heavy machine-gun fire and small arms fire. Sergeant Romesha, ignoring shrapnel wounds, killed enemy fighters, pinpointed origin of enemy fire, defended vulnerable entry points, directed air support and helped wounded troops withdraw to a safe location.
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• Tonya Miller, a 48-year-old Atlanta woman, was found guilty on charges of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and concealing a death in connection with the 2005 killing of Cheryl Miranda, 56, of Tampa, Fla. On Monday, Feb 11. Miller, convicted for the second time and sentenced to life plus 10 years, was under a restraining order from Miranda, her former girlfriend and roommate, whose charred body was discovered in a burning pickup truck in Fulton County. A medical examiner ruled the cause of death was a stab wound in the neck and blunt force to the head. • Curiosity did not kill Oakland house cat Natasha, who survived a 35-minute washing machine cycle after the roommate of owner Daryl Humdy did not realize that the feline had jumped inside. However, the sixmonth-old Siberian Forest cat did suffer severe hypothermia and was taken to the emergency animal hospital, where a veterinarian praised her as the best-smelling pet ever treated. Natasha remains as active as ever, except when she’s in the laundry room.
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This Week In Emory History
POLICE RECORD • On Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. officers responded to a call from Residence Life staff citing the use of drug paraphernalia at the Sigma Nu house located at 10 Eagle Row. Officers arrived on location and were directed to the deck attached to the house. Officers confiscated two bongs from the location. • On Feb. 8 at 2:18 a.m. officers responded to a male subject at the Pi Kappa Alpha house located at 22 Eagle Row that stated that his pair of black and white Adidas sandals were stolen. The sandals were valued at $50. The subject identified two individuals who had his sandals, one of whom is a resident of the Pi Kappa Alpha house. The individuals
returned the sandals. The incident is not under investigation. • On Feb. 4 between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. a female student reported that she left her phone near a window on the fifth floor of the Woodruff Library. The phone was gone when the student returned. The phone was an iPhone 4 valued at $300.
the car and the parking boots were gone. The boots are valued at $300 each. According to the owner of the car, her friends referred her to an individual that could take the boots off the car. The individual has been identified and is being interviewed by an investigator.
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• On Feb. 5 at 5:00 a.m. Emory parking office reported the theft of two parking boots on a vehicle located on the Clairmont Campus. The car in question had four unpaid parking tickets. The car was booted on Feb. 4 at 7:10 a.m. When parking officials went back to the vehicle,
Feb. 14, 1995 Popularized by then-President William M. Chace and his wife JoAn, Tai Chi was introduced as a new class at the WoodPEC in 1995. A Chinese exercise form, Tai Chi focuses on a set of slow movements and regular shifts in weight from one foot to the other, linked by even breathing and guided by intentional thought and attention to posture and relaxation. The weekly WoodPEC class was taught by nationally-known figure Tingsen Xu, and introduced the basic principles of Tai Chi philosophy and motion.
EVENTS AT EMORY TUESDAY Event: Zotero Workshop Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Room 314, Robert W. Woodruff Library Level 3 Event: Greg Berns: The Opening of MRI in the Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Time: 4 – 5 p.m. Location: PAIS 280 Event: More French than the French: The Algerian Jewish Resistance during World War II, Its Crucial Role in the Allied Landing and Its Betrayal by the Americans Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m. Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library Event: Mardi Gras Dinner Time: 4:30 – 8 p.m. Location: DUC Event: Gallery Talk Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Art of the Americas Galleries Event: Dance for Reel: An Evening of Dance on Camera Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Oxford Road Building Presentation Room 1390 Oxford Road Atlanta, GA 30322
WEDNESDAY Event: Toastmasters@Emory Club Meeting Time: 8 – 9 a.m. Location: Old Dental Building 1462 Clifton Rd. Room 231 Event: Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service with Imposition of Ashes Time: 12 – 1 p.m. Location: 515 Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA 30322 Event: Lecture: Helene Gayle, President and CEO of Care USA Time: 4 – 6 p.m. Location: Ethics Commons, Room 102 1531 Dickey Drive Atlanta, GA 30312 Event: Compassion Meditation Group Time: 5 – 6 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel Bottom Floor, Room 106 Event: Filmnacht Time: 6 – 8:45 p.m. Location: German House, Clairmont Tower, Apartment 733
Event: Ash Wednesday Roman Catholic Service with Imposition of Ashes Time: 6 – 7 p.m. Location: 515 Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA 30322 Event: “Frankenstein” (1931) and “Dracula” (1931) Double Feature! Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 205 301 Dowman Drive Atlanta, GA 30322 Event: “When Arabic Was a Jewish Language”: 2013 Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Reception Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum
Event: To Sell is Human: The
Surprising Truth about Moving Others New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink Time: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Location: Goizueta Business School, Room W525 Event: Grapes of Wrath or Concord? Muslim-Jewish Relationships in French Cinema since the Second Intifada Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m. Location: Major Room, Bowden 323 Event: Valentine’s Day Dinner Time: 4:30 – 8 p.m. Location: Emory Dobbs University Center Event: Watching Chekhov
Event: Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra Time: 8 p.m. Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Emerson Concert Hall
THURSDAY Event: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases Time: 7 – 8 a.m. Location: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Watching Time: 7 p.m. Location: Theater Lab Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Ethics @ the Movies — “My Neighborhood” Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Ethics Commons, Room 102
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Univ. Senate Hosts Discussion on Admin. Costs of U.S. Universities By Dustin Slade Staff Writer The Emory University Senate discussed unmanaged cost growth at universities across the nation yesterday during the fourth part of its fivepart lecture series focusing on finances at higher education institutions. The discussion, part of the ongoing “Shaping Emory’s Future: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century” series, was led by Jeff Denneen (’05C), the head of America’s Higher Education practice for Bain & Company. Denneen has been brought in by universities such as Cornell and U.C. Berkeley to analyze administrative finances and identify ways to save money. “The purpose of this talk was to look specifically at administrative costs, because as Jeff showed, administrative costs over the past number of years have risen faster than say other costs of the University,” said Gray Crouse, the president of the University Senate. Denneen focused on statistics and
information regarding rising costs, administrative trends and finances at U.S. universities. He presented various statistics regarding financial trends and the managerial complexities that uni-
“This was the most remarkable meeting of this type that I have ever attended. It was a very clearheaded view of administrative bloat ...” — Steven L’Hernault, biology professor versities across the country face. Denneen explained that one third of universities in the U.S. are trending in the wrong direction. “A lot universities that are out there are struggling financially,” said Denneen. Denneen also emphasized that
during the last 10 years, the proportion of university finances in the United States allocated to administrators and support staff has increased, and the amount of funds allocated to instruction has decreased. Denneen spent a significant portion of the discussion talking about how universities will often spend a significant amount of money on things that do not create value for the university. He gave the example of an unnamed university that contemplated spending $80 million on a turbine system. Denneen explained that a new dormitory or classroom building would have created more overall value for that university. Following the lecture, the audience engaged in a question-andanswer session with Denneen, in which he addressed topics ranging from the financial issues that come with adopting either Mac or PC computers on campus to roles of university administrators. Steven L’Hernault, professor and chair of the Biology Department, said he attended the lecture to learn about
possible financial changes at Emory moving forward. “This was the most remarkable meeting of this type that I have ever attended,” L’Hernault said. “It was a very clearheaded view of admin-
“Emory should be encouraged that senior leadership is thinking about [finances] in the right way ...” — Jeff Denneen, head of America’s Higher Education practice for Bain & Company istrative bloat and bureaucratic tangledness that describes the kind of situation that exists in American universities.” Denneen said in an interview with the Wheel that though he does not know all of the details about how
Emory is doing financially, the points he addressed during his presentation are applicable to a broad range of large research universities. He added that Emory has taken some positive steps such as the establishment of a business process improvement team. “Emory should be encouraged that senior leadership is thinking about [finances] in the right way, and putting some resources in place to deal with it,” Denneen said. In the first place, Crouse asked Denneen to give the lecture because of his history as both an Emory alum and the head of Bain & Company. “He knows us, he values Emory,” Crouse said. “He has almost the unique perspective on administrative costs and what is driving them and what one can do to lower them.” The next and final lecture in the series entitled, “Financial Aid: Moral Imperative, Competitive Tool or Unsustainable Burden?” will be held on March 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the Jones Room in Woodruff Library.
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Dove Accepts Offer After Receiving Invitation Last Fall Continued from Page 1 the Library of Virginia’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal in 2009. At the Commencement ceremony, Dove will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree as part of the University’s tradition of honoring its Commencement speakers in this way. Gary Hauk, Emory’s vice president and deputy to the president, wrote in an email to the Wheel that Dove is a “fitting choice” because Emory has been ranked a top campus for aspiring writers, and Natasha Trethewey, Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff professor of English and creative writing, currently holds the poet laureate title. “It has been too long since a literary artist delivered an Emory Commencement address,” Hauk wrote, noting that the last was Seamus Heaney, an Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner, in 2003. In addition, Hauk acknowledged that Emory has one of the largest collections of African-American literary materials in its Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. According to Hauk, Dove appeared on campus in spring 2011 as a visiting lecturer for programs sponsored by Emory’s Women’s Center, the James Weldon Johnson Institute and the Center for Creativity and Arts. Throughout her career, Dove’s interdisciplinary approach to her work has prompted her collaboration with musicians, composers and artists, according to a Feb. 12 University press release. Dove was the first African American to be named poet laureate. The title of poet laureate replaced the former position of consultant in poetry following an act of Congress in 1986. She was the second African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. “Rita Dove’s contributions to our collective intellectual, creative and interdisciplinary life serve as an example of how to create new opportunities for community and collaboration,” University President James W. Wagner said in a Feb. 12 University press release. Last spring, Hauk convened a committee of approximately 25 members of the Class of 2013 who met three times during the course of about six weeks. The list offered a variety of potential speakers, including Obama, who was their first choice. “Although we had been encouraged by someone in the White House to invite him — and did —, it was not until after the election that we could get a response, at which time the message was that they would not be able to confirm until March or April,” Hauk wrote. “We couldn’t wait that long. In the end, we realized that the best possible commencement speaker had already been invited last fall to receive an honorary degree and had accepted — Rita Dove.” In regard to her speech, Hauk wrote that the University gives its commencement speakers a “wide latitude.” “The occasion naturally calls for some reflection about the world to which our graduates are going, and the Emory vision they carry with them into the world,” Hauk wrote. “But I imagine that Ms. Dove, as a poet, will avoid clichés, couch her message in vivid language, and inspire our hearts as well as our minds.” This year’s Commencement ceremony will take place on the Quadrangle with an expected 14,000 attendees, the press release states. In addition to Dove, Burundi humanitarian activist Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, and architect and designer Michael Graves will be granted an honorary doctor of fine arts degree.
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Lecture Series Will Not Take Formerly Purchased Tickets Continued from Page 1 give four public events, including lectures, conversations and a performance. Among these were a public conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and a musical performance with guitarist Mark Stewart. The annual Ellmann Lectures began in 1988 in honor of Richard Ellmann, who served as the University’s first Robert W. Woodruff Professor during the 1980s.
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SGA Appoints Associate Justices Of the Constitutional Council By Rupsha Basu Staff Writer The Student Government Association (SGA) convened to appoint three people as associate justices of the Constitutional Council yesterday evening. Constitutional Council justices “are responsible for hearing and deciding questions of the constitutionality of any actions taken under the provisions and jurisdiction of the SGA Constitution,” and of “any university action that affects the rights of any student group,” according to the Bill. The new student appointees are Goizueta Business School junior Kara Maynard, College junior Winston Hanks and College sophomore James Crowe. SGA will be voting on a resolution next week that supports Emory’s student coalition against guns on campus. This is in response to the recent Georgia law that would allow con-
cealed weapons on college campuses. SGA will also hear a bill to fund a T-shirt exchange program that will allow students to trade in T-shirts of other universities for Emory T-shirts. Last week, SGA launched its revamped website. This has been an ongoing effort of the Communication Committee since the beginning of the school year. The website can be viewed at sga.emorycampuslife.org. Members of the Communications Committee, primarily College senior Divya Seth and Heather Dash in Campus Life are responsible for the new website. “The student body should expect continued improvements and enhancements to the functionality of the website,” said Jon Darby, College freshman representative and collaborator on website customizations. “We look forward to giving student organizations access to the same resources that we have.”
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ocal Atlanta artist Marian Mereba performs with back-up artists at Free Jam by Black Star Emory as part of Black History Month on Saturday evening in Harland Cinema in the Dobbs University Center. The night featured live music, games and entertainment by EarthGang, Jid and more.
Exhibits Aim to Thank Campaign Emory Donors Report Shows Sharp Drop in Dean Hopes Endowment Across the Nation To Implement Solutions Soon
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said. In addition, a tower of motar-board graduation caps can be seen in the foyer of Emerson Hall and in the main spiral staircase at the Goizueta Business School. The caps represents a small number of the students who received scholarships due to donations to Campaign Emory, Cruse said. A building façade — which was originally on display at the beginning of the campaign — in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building and inside of the James B. Williams Medical Education Building, represents facility improvements, refurbishments and new buildings made possible by donations from the campaign, according to Cruse. Cruse said the exhibits aim to thank those who donated to Campaign Emory, including the faculty and staff who contributed more than $108 million in order to allow the campaign’s financial goal to be realized for the benefit of members of the Emory community.
According to Cruse, the exhibits indicate to Campaign Emory donors that Emory is a place where they can “invest in excellence with confi-
“I hope it excites out community and causes people to think about how we are able to do what we do. It would not be possible without philanthropy .” — Susan Cruse, senior vice president of development and alumni relation
dence,” she said. Additionally, the University intends for the displays to demonstrate the importance of philanthropy in Emory’s mission. Cruse said that she hopes the exhibit will lead people to consider
the role and the spectrum of philanthropy as it exists and functions at the University. “I hope it excites our community and causes people to think about how we are able to do what we do,” she said. “It would not be possible without philanthropy.” The installations are dispersed across campus in order to expose them to the entire community, according to Cruse. She added that the exhibits have so far been well received. “They are visually arresting, and [they] draw people in to what they are all about,” she said. The suspended chairs, mortarboard caps and building façade are all on display until Feb. 18. The row of books will travel to various locations around campus, including the Miller-Ward Alumni House and the Emory Law School, until March 12. The books will then be on display only at Oxford College until March 19.
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ter after the program cuts prevented her from majoring in journalism. “I think Emory should have reconsidered the cuts, because they really screwed a lot of people over,” said Carley. “If they were good at managing their investments, then they would have been able to figure their money issues out without cutting all of the programs.” Still, according to Emory College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robin Forman, the mere eight percent of the university’s endowment used for the college is generally restricted to specific uses, such as financial aid and scholarships, rather than the general college. “It is true that the return on our investments, along with the funds raised in the last campaign, means that more endowed funds are available for this purpose,” said Forman in reference to the closed departments and programs, “but it is also true that
our overall financial aid commitment has grown at a much faster rate. Even with the growth in endowment, a much larger allocation of funds for financial aid is required from our operating budget.” Despite Emory’s above average standing, however, the NCSE reports a sharp drop in average endowment return in 2012 for institutions across the board. In fiscal 2011, for example, the average return for colleges and universities surveyed was nearly 20 points higher than the current -0.3 percent. The average over the past 10 years was just over six percent. “Market returns are influenced by several factors,” said Pickett. “The economic environment, the amount of risk the university wishes to take on its investment portfolio … and the skill of the investment team in managing assets — we carefully balance all of these factors when determining our target asset allocation..”
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Continued from Page 1 forum attendee Meena Vanka, an advocacy committee would consist of a diverse cross-section of the Emory Community. “We need all types of people working together to address seemingly intangible ideas that affect people on a very real level,” Vanka said. A task force would offer events on a regular, possibly monthly, basis that make people aware of inequalities. The task force could also expose people to issues firsthand by taking them off campus to work directly in underprivileged communities, according to the combined opinion of the committee members. According to Nicole Blumenkehl, College senior and member of the student task force, it is important for a program to train presidents of student organizations. In particular, a presidents’ training for Greek leaders could include avoiding stereotypical themes at Greek parties. The need for an official bias reporting system was widely noted during the forum. “There needs to be an official bias reporting system and office where students can go in confidentiality,” said College senior Stephanie Llanes. The office would serve as a neutral third party for bias reports and as a way for issues to be addressed. Many universities have such an office, but it is missing from Emory, according to Llanes. Adebo said that after the forum, she would like to see concrete, detailed plans carried out. She addressed attendees in her concluding remarks. “I hope your passion does not die out. These issues have been around for a long time – they happen over and over, so don’t let your commitment fade,” she said At the end of the forum, Nair focused on the next steps for the Emory community. He commented that a report will be drafted with the recommendations from the forum, and real action will happen in response to the recommendations. This semester, for one, there will most likely be an external review of the climate on Emory’s campus in relation to inclusion, looking at campus life, programs and services. He was also encouraging, noting that Emory has a strong community and passionate students. “My plan is to implement recommendations as soon as we can,” he said.
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Commencement Speaker a Good Pick Poet Laureate Rita Dove Represents the Humanities for the First Time in Ten Years Much to our delight, poet and fiction writer Rita Dove was chosen by Emory as this year’s Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. Born in Ohio and daughter to one of the first black chemists to work in the tire industry, Dove is the youngest and first black U.S. Poet Laureate and the second black poet to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. It has been 10 years since a person from the humanities discipline has been chosen to speak at Emory. We at the Wheel are pleased that this year’s speaker comes from a humanities background. Considering this year has been a tumultuous time for the liberal arts community here at Emory and that many may feel undervalued and marginalized, it is important that speakers similar to Dove are brought to Emory to show that we still hold a high degree of respect for these disciplines. In years past, speakers have come from primarily political and medical backgrounds including physician Benjamin S. Carson Sr. and former Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dove will be a refreshing change. Dove’s poetry focuses on the art of lyricism and aesthetic beauty while incorporating important historical and political aspects of society, which are expressed through her own personal experiences. She takes an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating different kinds of art forms in her writing. Specifically, she writes about the connection between poetry and music, drawing parallels between the beauty of dance and music. This connection between disciplines is one that we hope to emulate as a liberal arts institution here at Emory University. While Dove may not be well-known among students, she is nonetheless accomplished, and we do not doubt that as a poet, she will be able to pull from those life experiences to deliver an inspiring speech. With regards to the process by which commencement speakers are chosen, we understand that it is a difficult and complicated one. Our current understanding is that students on the committee are asked to reach out to their peers for feedback. We believe that greater systems and structures should be implemented to maximize student opinion from seniors. These steps could take the form of an online survey, a table at Wonderful Wednesday or even those student groups on campus who have demonstrated their unconditional commitment to the Emory community. Of course, it’s impossible to please everyone, but greater steps should be taken to hear their voices.
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Excited for Lamar, 3Lau, Buress? We Are. SPC Did a Pun-tastic Job This Year The Emory Wheel had a dream, and it came true. The Student Programming Council (SPC) combined their funding for Spring Band Party and the Dooley’s Week concert to bring in Kendrick Lamar, one of the best upcoming rap artists, for Dooley’s Week. Other performances will include house D.J./ producer, 3Lau and comedian Hannibal Buress. Lamar is an American rapper originally from Compton, Calif. He has released four mixtapes and earned recognition after the release of his fourth mixtape, Overly Dedicated, in 2010. Lamar has released two studio albums. The first, Section.80, was released in 2011, and the second, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in October of 2012. Both albums received high acclaim; however, his second studio album took the cake with huge-name features such as Andre 3000, Drake and Dr. Dre. 3Lau, pronouncing the 3 as a B, is a 22-year-old producer who doubles as a college junior. His DJ mixes and production focuses on progressive house music. Buress is a stand-up comedian and television screen writer. He has been featured on “The Awkward Comedy Show” on Comedy Central and currently co-stars with Eric André in “The Eric André Show” on Adult Swim. We at the Wheel applaud SPC for their previous and current choice in performers. Instead of doing an individual concert for Spring Band Party and another for Dooley’s Week, SPC combined their budget to bring in larger names who produce high quality material. It is important that SPC continues to appeal to different groups on campus, as they have previously brought in artists that vary from electronic to rap to country music. Emory has had a great track record in bringing in artists who are on their rise to fame, and there is no doubt in our minds that Lamar, 3Lau and Buress will deliver. We do, however, urge SPC to effectively promote Dooley’s Week’s performers. Even though many people have heard of Lamar and are able to find out about these events on their own, we hope that sufficient steps are taken to promote all acts involved. Furthermore, with a popular name such as Lamar on the lineup, it is important that SPC thinks carefully about whether the current guidelines for the guest policy. Previously, an Emory student has had to register their allowed guest 24 hours in advance. Although these events should be large, one guest per student is sufficient; otherwise, there may be an overcrowding issue. We hope that security this year will be on par as that of last year. Finally, we find the theme for Dooley’s Week, “Doolius Caesar Presents: When in Rome, Dooley as the Romans Do,” clever and look forward to the plethora of events made possible by the theme. The above staff editorials represent the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board.
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The Public Stands in the Way of Marriage Equality Last week, the UK House of Commons voted overwhelmingly, 400 to 175, to legalize same-sex marriage. While the House of Lords has yet to vote, this bill is expected to become law by this summer. Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron backed the bill, and though there were nine more votes against the measure than for it among the 303 Conservative Party MPs who voted, this showing is remarkable for a right-wing party, compared to the Republican Party here in the U.S. It looks like gay marriage in Britain is imminent, and it will not be long until the United States follows suit in legalizing same-sex marriage. It is remarkable what dynamic political and social change a few years can bring. In just the past few years a sitting president endorsed same-sex marriage for the first time, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has been repealed, and the Defense of Marriage Act has no longer been upheld by the Justice Department. Additionally, this past November Maryland, Maine and Washington became the first states to legalize same-sex marriage by popular referendum, bringing the total number of states to nine. Also, a Supreme Court decision determining the constitutionality of banning same-sex marriage will be reached by June. Socially, acceptance of same-sex marriage has also shifted dramatically: according to a December Gallup poll, 53 percent of Americans now support it — up from 40 percent in 2008. And this change will continue seeing as 73 percent of Americans ages 18-29 are in favor. Such broad, swift progress has prompted
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many to believe that the gay rights movement is nearly complete, but the simple reality is that it is far from over. Major hurdles remain, like ending the explicit ban on marriage between same-sex couples in 30 states as well as allowing samesex couples to adopt and have all the same benefits of married heterosexual couples. But the tide is inevitably shifting this way. As President Obama said during the inauguration speech last month: “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”
The biggest obstacle to samesex marriage is public opinion. Regardless of whether or not one agrees with allowing same-sex marriage, those who believe that this country will continue to deny others such a crucial right are fooling themselves and will find themselves in what is likely a familiar place — on the wrong side of history. Likewise, there is nothing that conservative politicians, advocacy groups and lobbyists, archaic churches, protests or Fox News pundits can do to reverse America from gradually living up to its value of equality for all. The tipping point has been reached, and it will
not be long until people like Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum will be viewed as Strom Thurmond or George Wallace were in the 1950s and 1960s: bigoted villains impeding a consensus of progress. The true obstacle that is slowing down this movement for equality is not legislation or court decisions, but rather public opinion. As mentioned earlier, support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high, but there is still a sizeable minority that opposes it. It will not be long, however, until people will not oppose same-sex marriage based upon a misguided sense of morality, but will affirm it in the name of equality. The movement for racial equality was not finished with the unanimous decision of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 or when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed to end segregation and voter intimidation. And even with the first Black president, there is still racial inequality. But racism does not have the same role in society that it did before the Civil Rights movement because of a paradigm shift in which law-making bolstered support for greater racial equality. In short, the struggle to achieve equality will be passed neither by the ballot nor decided in a legislature or courtroom; rather, it will be won by public support. The passage of laws aimed at providing equality is simply the first step toward achieving it. What is certain is that, in time, these milestones will be reached, and given the speed of recent progress, it will be soon.
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Iranian Proliferation: Much Ado About Nothing The Hypocritical Nature of America’s Nuclear Sanctions on Iran The United States should approach Iranian proliferation through a lens of pragmatism and utilitarianism. Pragmatic action towards Iran means the United States has to change its perception of the Iranian Government. That means that rather than looking at Iran as a terrorist government, in order to create a peaceful international order, viewing Iran as a rational actor can and will facilitate the process of peace. In order to do this, the United States needs to realize three things: Iranian proliferation now is slow, inevitable and stabilizing. In the history of nuclear weapons, the only country to ever utilize one is the United States in 1945 at the end of World War II. President Truman ordered the first and only atomic bombs to be launched against Hiroshima and Nagasaki so the war would come to end. Though there are arguments on both sides as to whether or not this was ethical, the casualties were tremendous and the sorrow thousands of innocent Japanese people experienced is unfathomable. It is hypocritical of the United States to tell another country not to proliferate, considering no damage has been or will be done. Proliferation rhetoric and condemnation is counterproductive and creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. Telling other countries not to do something by a state who has endorsed such actions in the past will just increase the chances of a calamity (such as a nuclear war in the Middle East). This argument is empirically proven and continues to be proven in the status quo. The United States currently has a “no tolerance” policy towards countries that are proliferating (Iran, North Korea) and continue to engage in political and economic sanctions. All these sanctions have done is increase the amount of proliferation by states and muddle relations between the United States and Iran. The United States’ current justification for condemning Iranian nuclearization is that it poses an external threat to the well-being of all countries. This kind of security logic is what justified the war in Iraq — an empirical example that parallels what may happen with Iran. In order to justify intervention in Iraq, the United States claimed that the Iraqis had weapons of mass destruction. The difference between Iran and Iraq is that Iraq obviously
did not have WMDs and intervention resulted in an unnecessary and illogical war in the Middle East. This could potentially happen with Iran, especially if the United States tries to find cheap oil there. The more the Obama administration rejects Iran’s attempt to increase their nuclear arsenal, the more likely a war will emerge. It is fairly obvious that Iran will not stop what they are doing just because the United States (who is an ally of one of their biggest enemies, Israel) finds it problematic, therefore the only pragmatic way to approach the situation is to realize that proliferation can enhance peace and will change the way in which countries engage in international relations. It would be more beneficial for the United States to view Iran as a rational actor. To assume that Iran is irrational and will preemptively attack other countries is inherently hypocritical and promotes Islamophobia. This type of discourse was prevalent during the Clinton and Bush administration and only led to more violence. It is important that the Obama administration realizes that the they cannot afford doing the same things that previous administrations have done, otherwise nuclear war is more likely. Additionally, preventing Iran from building up their own nuclear arsenal for the purposes of “safety” and “security” is problematic. Iranian proliferation is slow and stabilizing in the status quo. Many experts argue that Iran proliferating will result in other Middle Eastern countries (who are allies of Iran) to do the same. This may be true but it is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s very perplexing as to why the automatic assumption made by the West is that the bombs will be used to destroy ideologically opposed countries — shouldn’t all countries be given the right to protect themselves under any circumstance? Iran claims to be using the nuclear fissle material for the purposes of increasing the amount of energy on the grid, and even if that’s not true, it’s not like they are using it just for the purposes of striking an enemy (see: mistranslation of President Ahmadinejad’s statement about “wiping Israel off of the planet”). Additionally, history is instructive in the context of escalation. In the past 67 years, we’ve had 12 nuclear states (proliferating states)
“Proliferation, especially in the context of Asia, is good...”
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and there has been no barriers against peace. This statistic shows that nuclear proliferation is slow and expensive; proliferation is much more likely to have diplomatic consequences than military ones considering it has only had military consequences once and continues to muddle relations between multiple countries. Proliferation, especially in the context of Asia, is good for four reasons. First, proliferation has resulted in peace and stability in Asia. It has not changed the distribution of power between countries and has helped weaker countries have a more fair chance. Second, the consequences of a nuclear exchange will never outweigh the logic of keeping weapons contained. According to the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction, there is not an incentive to engage in a nuclear war because the result will leave all countries
without anything. Even if there is a nuclear exchange between two countries, it will most likely be contained because there is not an incentive to globalize it. Third, for the sake of deterrence, proliferation is helpful. Use of proliferation as a means of deterring countries enhances stability among major global powers while simultaneously avoiding arms races like that of the Cold War. Finally, nuclear weapons in Iran evens out the playing field between nations. It would be unfair for the United States and other non-Middle Eastern countries to be able to proliferate, leaving the Middle East technologically behind. The United States should realize that the upkeep of the bomb will become problematic for Iran and may eventually result in disarmament. This view is a more progressive one for it is coupled with a change in perception
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The Animals Inside Us Our Primal, Violent Instincts Drive the News In some cultures, this propensity towards violence is never weeded out. It becomes a way of life. Consider the natives of Papua New Guinea: until Europeans arrived, cannibalism was a standard way of life, a standard cultivated, in part, because of a lack of protein from the local vegetation.
“We sigh and we cry and otherwise analyze problems...” I can only imagine bringing one of these “savages” to the West, inculcating, by slow degrees, the need to preserve and protect human life. In their lifestyle, an offense or insult can end in murder, often escalating to a feud. This is simply barbarism to us. Why? Our societies place a much higher emphasis on the value of coexistence. From the cradle those beasts within us are tamed and caged in the dark recesses of our murky souls, never truly gone. Anger is a constant presence, always threatening to break out of those bars we spend our lives constructing. The first layer of defense is broken as anger poisons our thoughts and fantasies; the second as those thoughts take on verbal flesh; the third as
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What is it with the world we live in that we can turn on the news every morning and without fail see the latest strings of violence perpetrated against fellow human beings? What is it with the species to which we belong that deep inside us, there is a part of us — though we wish it were a part from us — that cries, hungers for blood and strife? Since the dawn of man our kind has warred and hunted one another to sate with blood those deep and inexplicable wants. “What is wrong with the human race?” we sigh and we cry and otherwise analyze problems with the world around us, as if they originate from the outside to begin with. The problem, of course, is much deeper. It lies inside us all. To all who disagree, I challenge you to visit a day care and observe for a day. Or perhaps an hour will do. Many of us only have to recollect some of our childhood memories — the ones we smile and laugh at: “Remember how selfish we were?” I laugh at the fact that most of us consider those memories so distant and view the evil scheming children as someone wholly other than ourselves, wholly different. But are they really that different? Are we really that different? Have we truly changed or are we simply better at masking and suppressing those desires that society has deemed uncivilized? Have we just stuffed them deeper and deeper from where they’ve come?
towards Iran by the United States. It is also one that will only help U.S.-Iran relations, considering their history. Increasing relations can help create peace between the West and the Middle East, because who is the United States to tell anyone else not to build a bomb to protect themselves? Though tensions are high between Iran and the United States, what the United States is doing clearly isn’t working, so the only thing left to do is to put trust in Iran’s rationality and hope to increase diplomatic ties through this new-found perspective. We are living in the 21st century, and it’s only fair to let all countries keep up with the technological advances that happen everyday.
they manifest in action, in violence. There is something so satisfying about the physical manifestations of anger and frustration that it scares us, and we push it down deeper once we’ve regained “our heads.” A lot of us are in denial. Denial that anger isn’t a part of us, that violence isn’t inevitable. A lot of us forget that as humans we are, as a rule, part animal. The animal kingdom, I’m afraid, is rife with acts of angered violence. I’ve yet to meet an individual crueler or more callous than Mother Nature. But no, it is certainly not violence that makes us human. It is its antithesis. It is love, forgiveness, empathy, sympathy and sacrifice that separates us from the mercilessness of the species. Of course this or that study shows the altruism of this or that monkey, but no other life form shows it on a regular basis. No other life form lives and thrives and dwells in the asylum of expected nonviolence. Realistically, there is no reason to expect us to all forsake that animal part that is still inside us. There will always be those who keep the newspapers in circulation. I think it is valuable to understand the war within us and keep primed our weapons. Continuing to wage that war is what keeps us human. It is ironic, though, that to suppress the primordial cause of war we must fight another.
Jonathan Warkentine is a College freshman from Almaty, Kazakhstan.
I’m always amazed when I find symbolism in concepts or ideas that you probably would never think could correlate. But usually if you’re “passionate” about the subject and somewhat knowledgeable of it, then you can apply concepts that you learn in class to gain wisdom in everyday life situations. I found myself in a perplexing situation this past week. During the office hours of one of my economic professors, I found myself consulting with him about the situation. My situation dealt with failure due to a lack of communication. This situation may be something we’re all familiar with. Personally, failure has never been something I feel comfortable with acknowledging. However, as I grow older, I begin to understand what failure actually means and how to grow from it. What I gained from my conversation with my professor was very profound and very true. He described the interaction of human relationships as economic transactions. By economic transitions, he meant the ones that take place at the bank. He said that people unconsciously take mental notes of the good that you do, and when you do good for someone, then it’s like depositing money in your bank account. So over time, as you develop a deeper relationship, you’re essentially acquiring more money in this metaphorical bank. Then when you need a favor or anything of that sort, you have the ability to make a withdrawal, big or small, and it will be OK and potentially reciprocated. He went on further to say that if you put in more deposits than the other person that you shouldn’t ever continue to do that because at that point the relationship is imbalanced. He pointed out the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relations adding credibility and profundity to the metaphor. Unrequited relationships end in turmoil and can cause emotional damage for both parties. With that philosophy in mind, one can save so much time and mental energy knowing that. Sometimes I find myself in situations where I wonder how I got into it. More specifically, in an interpersonal context, how did I determine that this person was my friend? Now I figure I had these types of relationship complications because I had never thought about relationships in a different way. And, even though the building of relationships or trust is compared to money in the aspect of my economic profes-
sor’s analogy, it still has so much sentimental significance and understanding behind it, especially because we all understand, to some extent, the value of money. To be able to realize and always remember that relationships effectively process this way really helps me. That being said, it is necessary to be as consistent as you can with interpersonal relationships. This can be applied to friends, family and even love. I’ve seen so many people do good deeds for others without expecting anything in return and it is always something that I take note of, whether it’s helping to take care of a friend’s fish while they are away, helping a friend get over relationship problems or even helping a friend recover and stumble home safely after a crazy night. Expecting things to be so instantaneous and “tit for tat” leads to relationships that end abruptly and/ or disastrously. You may begin to question people’s intentions and motives as to why they do certain things or why they act the way they do, and thinking that way all of the time is not healthy. But, if you remember that you should never do anything that you don’t feel comfortable doing and that you were genuine in your approach to the situation or person then you have nothing to lose but people that don’t actually deserve to be in your life. A part of growing older is realizing that certain things do and will fall apart, but if that happens it is important to keep in mind that something better will come, whether it’s a second chance to do better at what went wrong, or an altogether new unimaginable experience. Simply put, no one is perfect, but you must also remember to believe people for who they are when they first show you. There is this song by Kaskade called “Be Still” that really relates. In the song she sings, “If love’s so serious, the more we think, the less we know, but if love’s so mysterious, holding tight, when we should let go.” Sometimes I can get so caught up in being certain about things that I lose sight of the big picture and end up overanalyzing a situation. I end up with an output of actions that I had no desire of committing to in the first place. Those actions are what we call regrets. Human relationships are not black and white and there are things that you can never be so certain about. So, I hope to move forward in life knowing that other people’s expectations of me will only be reflective of the expectations that I set for myself.
“He described the interaction of human relationships as economic transactions.”
Shemlah Naphish is a College sophomore from Fayetteville, N.C.
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Best Love Songs of All Time “Just Like Heaven” – The Cure From looking at the wild hair, lipstick and dark eyeliner of Cure frontman Robert Smith it would be easy to suspect that the band produced interesting post-punk glam rock or something equally dated and specific. Instead, the Cure displayed a remarkably timeless pop sensibility, spending the ’80s and early ’90s making some of the catchiest, most unaffected pop songs of the past 30 years. A prime example of this is the song “Just Like Heaven” from the 1987 album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, one of the band’s biggest hits. From the song’s opening line, “Show me how you do that trick,” Smith sings about falling in love as though it is some sort of illusion, but not necessarily an unwelcome one. He continues, “Strange as angels / Dancing in the deepest oceans / Twisting in the water / You’re just like a dream,” which creates a poignant lyrical ambiguity. Is the love he’s describing actually unreal, or is he being metaphorical when he says he’s “been asleep for days”? Whatever the case, these lyrics and the song’s dance-worthy melody work together to capture the unique mixture of joy and mystery you experience while falling in love. — By Logan Lockner Contributing Writer
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” – Frankie Valli “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” starts off simply enough: ’60s ballroom pop legend Frankie Valli sets the stage, laying down some romantic tropes over a building bassline, percussion and keys, layering all of it with his usual oozy charisma. “You’re just too good to be true/ can’t take my eyes off of you,” he croons like the slick weasely little dude he is, and it all sounds a bit schmaltzy, maybe a bit like your grandma’s Frank Sinatra — that is, until the glorious horn solo. After that, everything spins blissfully out of control, Valli’s characteristic brassy yelp calling out into oblivion: “I love you, baby!” The same process of melodic explosion and control repeats over and over again throughout the song, never losing any of its effusive charm. Listening to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” is like spinning on a merry-go-round in the middle of your third grade playground. It’s dizzying, it’s euphoric and it’s just so damn fun, you’ve got to yell about it. This is what I want falling in love to sound like. — By Lane Billings Multimedia Editor
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen While many may see Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” as simply a catchy and overly-sugary sweet pop song, I can’t help but feel attached to its carefree portrayal of relationships. It perfectly describes one of the most fun and beautiful parts of the relationship: the beginning, when the possibly of a future is veiled by anticipation and uncertainty; but at the same time, the chemistry and fun flirtation is there. Romance doesn’t have to be red roses and deep gestures. Often you find yourself attached to someone because of the small, fun things that you do together instead. I have to admit, another reason this song holds a special place for me is that it’s the “song” of my relationship. I wasn’t super thrilled when it happened, but I’ve come to accept it for what it is: a song that reminds us of the fun times we had when we first met, which laid the foundation for it all. — By Tina Grajewski Contributing Editor
“Maybe I’m Amazed” – Paul McCartney Expressions of love can be found in every book and every film. But what is the ultimate love song? Is it “Your Song,” the recurring love theme of Moulin Rouge? Is it “In Your Eyes,” which John Cusack plays outside Ione Skye’s window in Say Anything? In determining the ultimate love song, I considered a number of factors. I poured over ‘top love song’ lists and read through the lyrics of my top choices. I listened to them on YouTube and determined which had the highest approval ratings by other viewers. Ultimately, I asked myself one question: If I wanted to tell the girl I love how I feel about her, what would I be singing outside her window? The answer, for me, must always be “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney. While songs like Luther Vandross’s “Here and Now” or Sara Bareilles’s “Stay” have poetic lyrics and a soulful, swelling melody, “Amazed” understands love better than any of them. Love is something that can sneak up on you, leaving you unprepared for how to express it. McCartney’s astounded lyrics and soulful singing feel more real than a carefully constructed song filled with metaphors and orchestral sounds. He calls himself a “lonely man who’s in the middle of something that he doesn’t really understand.” Sounds like love to me. — By Ian Trutt Staff Writer
“Something” – The Beatles Her lips curl into a soft smile, her clumsy hands fumbling with her hairbrush. Others walking by pay little attention, but this moment sends a quick, warm pulse throughout your body. You do not know why her small quirks make you fall even deeper in love; it is something about her, something unexplainable, just … something. George Harrison conveys the unexplainable magic of these seemingly insignificant snippets of time. In the Beatles’ 1969 track “Something,” Harrison does not attempt to put labels on love. “Something in the way she moves,” he slowly sings as if in a pleasant trance of admiration, “attracts me like no other lover.” Harrison’s gentle voice basks in a moment of profound love without worrying about description, analysis or the inevitable confusion. In the end, that comforting sensation of “something” is all that really matters. The emotional rush of these moments is often based on uncertainty. Things may fall apart, but what if she is the one? “You’re asking me, will my love grow?” Harrison sings before answering honestly, “I don’t know.” No one knows how the future will impact love, but that is ultimately part of the fun. Whether this emotion will fade or continue to grow, Harrison speaks to a pure immersion in present joy and a genuine intimacy even without full understanding. — By Chris Ziegler Contributing Writer
EMORY JAZZ FEST
Jazz Fest Finale Goes Out with a Bang at Big Band Night By Coryn Julien Contributing Writer The smooth notes of the saxophone and the rolling rhythms of the drums lit up Emerson Concert Hall on Saturday in a celebration of the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Art’s 10th anniversary, and over 30 years of the jazz experience at Emory University. The Emory Big Band and the Emory Symphony Orchestra gave the annual Jazz Festival the electrifying finale that only the bluesy, velvet melodies of jazz music could. Guest musicians Victor Goines, Rodney Whitaker and Terreon Gully helped make the night even more exciting as they brought their expertise and their own jazzy flavor to the stage of the concert hall. After a week of students and guests both learning from them through lectures and through listening to their music, hearing these talented musicians play together along with the students was a satisfying sendoff. There was quiet anticipation in the air of the full house of the Emerson
Concert Hall as the student musicians of Emory’s Big Band entered the stage, dressed sharply in black suits. The low strumming of a deep red electric bass guitar wafted through the silence as the students prepared for their performance. Director of Jazz Studies Gary Motley took his place in front of the students to direct. The music was their introduction as the students sparked the first few deep, soulful notes of Dean Kay and Kelly Goodwin’s “That’s Life.” The exciting first performance set the precedent for the rest of the show, and the smooth, sultry vibe of jazz music pervaded the concert hall for the next two hours. The deep notes of the electric bass added a pulse to the melody of every song, and the drums matched the upbeat rhythm as the Big Band played through Horace Silver’s “The Jody Grind.” The saxophone shined as every musician who held the instrument handled its smooth, brassy sound expertly. “So in case you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to the last 10 years — this is it,” Motley
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Director of Jazz Studies Gary Motley (far left), Victor Goines (left), Rodney Whitaker (right) and Terreon Gully (far right) joined the Emory Big Band and the Emory University Symphony Orchestra on Saturday for Big Band Night, the finale to the annual Emory Jazz Fest. praised after the Big Band’s skillful performances. As soon as the renowned guest musicians arrived onstage, the enthusiasm in the room rose. That excitement was soon proved warranted as
Gully’s drums, Whitaker’s bass and Goines’ sax joined the Big Band in a performance of Jerome Kern’s “Yesterdays.” The soulful notes of Goines’ sax stood out from the low, flowing melo-
dies of the Big Band’s playing, adding even more color to the already-colorful jazz music. Gully set a rolling beat on his drums that had many a head in the audience nodding along in time, while Whitaker’s bass gave that beat
a low, thrumming pulse and gave the music more of the smoky edge for which jazz is known. Many of the student musicians
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Atlanta Ballet’s rendition of the classic tale “Dracula,” composed by Philip Feeney and choreographed by Michael Pink, brought a contemporary twist to the troupe’s repertoire, melding classic ballet with modern movement. The tale is known as the catalyst of the entire vampire genre.
Atlanta Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ Adds Mesmerizing Twist to Original By Emelia Fredlick Staff Writer Blood, sex, the undead — oh my. Atlanta Ballet’s most recent production, “Dracula,” was a far cry from the pink tights, tutus and romantic plots that define traditional ballet. This time around, we got stakes to the heart, lethal crucifixes and an unsettling amount of garlic. The production opened with a heartbeat pumping through the theater, as the curtains opened to expose a man — revealed to be Jonathan Harker — lying in bed, shaking restlessly and crying out his fiancée’s name. The audience is shown the horrific images that haunt Harker’s sleep; images of his wedding going horribly wrong at the arrival of a few uninvited guests: vampires. In his nightmarish sequence, the vampires destroyed the wedding, tearing Harker apart from his bride. The scene ended with Harker on the ground, seemingly being seduced by one of the vampire women — a
woman who ends up staking him. Yeah, not exactly “Swan Lake.” It’s a difficult endeavor to adapt a tale as dark as this opening section may imply into a ballet. You go to the ballet expecting pirouettes and gravity-defying lifts; you read vampire novels expecting blood and gore. You certainly don’t expect the two to mix. And that unexpected combination ended up serving as both the genius and the limitations of “Dracula.” The truth is that this story was probably just too complicated to be a ballet. By tradition, there is absolutely minimal dialogue in a ballet, meaning that, by and large, the story will be told via dance and its accompanying pantomime or gestures. It was a bit ambitious to expect that an entire novel could be told through one twoand-a-half hour dance production. Technically, “Dracula” was brilliant: Michael Pink’s choreography melded classical ballet steps with more contemporary, modern sequences, demonstrating both the formality and the underlying dark-
ness of this world. The music, composed by Philip Feeney, felt creepy and unsettling when the storyline called for it, but was also able to transition seamlessly back to somber, melodic tones. The production’s costumes conveyed primness in the context of the aristocratic world, while demonstrating the solemnity in the land of the undead. So, “Dracula” possessed all of the elements that typically make good dance. But since the main selling point of “Dracula” was, in fact, that it’s so dissimilar from what you generally expect out of ballet, it was hard not to fixate on the plot. And though the shock factor of that plot was supposed to be what made this production work, it ended up being what held it back. Through no fault of the dancers or the choreographers, several moments which were intended to be dramatic or climactic came across as arbitrary. And there were quite a few of those dramatic scenes. In one case, a crying, bloody baby was tossed across
the stage; in another, a seemingly random girl was carried and thrown into a net. With a plot as complex as that of “Dracula,” you had to be constantly focused on following the story — a task which, in and of itself, did not allow the audience to savor the dance sequences. Similarly, the show oscillated quite rampantly between the “regular” world — the formal, proper world of the living — and the gloomy, evil world of the undead. The use of these conflicting scenarios was probably meant to serve as juxtaposition, but instead, it just made it feel inconsistent. After the drama of near-death experiences, bitten necks and bloodcurdling screams, it simply felt unsatisfying to have to return to the regular world. In that vein, the most gripping moments of “Dracula” incontestably happened during those dark, vicious sections. And once we had definitively left behind the “real” world for the tense climax, which transpired
in the vampires’ world, it was easy to let yourself become engrossed in the story. The third act, which contained the final showdown between the humans and the vampires, was enthralling. For that, John Welker, the dancer behind Dracula himself, deserves exceptional praise. His first onstage appearance can only be defined as eerie. When Jonathan Harker arrives at Count Dracula’s residence, waiting downstairs to be greeted, Welker forebodingly makes his way down a grand stairwell. Although his presence was creepy, Welker was undeniably hypnotic. On several occasions, Count Dracula literally danced his victims to death. The partnering sequences preceding those deaths, in which Dracula showed his dominion over his prey via an assortment of lifts, turns and jumps, were the highlights of the show. And special credit is due to Jesse Tyler, who brought to life the character of Renfield, an escaped men-
tal patient who ends up being the sacrifice needed to link the undead. But even though it was uncertain for the vast majority of the performance what exactly Renfield was doing — for example, he spent the entire second act suspended over the stage, ominously watching the action taking place onstage — he was completely mesmerizing. Tyler exuded a feeling that was both threatening and vulnerable, maintained his dancer’s presence and yet felt genuine, and sincerely made you care what happened to him. But maybe the coolest thing about “Dracula” had absolutely nothing to do with the production at all. Maybe it was remembering that this was the catalyst for the entire vampire genre. This is what paved the way for the creation of every vampire story ever. The story was genre-defining. And Atlanta Ballet’s dancing was incredible. It was just the rough fusion of the two that posed a few complications..
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BLACK STAR EMORY
Free Jam Celebrates Spoken Word, Local Art By Lane Billings Multimedia Editor
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Victor Goines played the saxophone and clarinet with the Gary Motley Trio on Friday. On Saturday, Goines joined the Gary Motley Trio, Emory’s Big Band and the Emory University Symphony Orchestra to premiere Motley’s newest piece Enlightenment: A Journey to Change.
Rapid Rhythms, Moving Melodies Steal the Show in Finale Continued from Page 9 were bobbing their heads in time with the music, and every solo flowed so perfectly that the guest musicians often shook hands with the soloists after the end of the song. Together with the guests, the Big Band played enthusiastically through upbeat, spicy songs like Jeff Jarvis’ Bistro Latino, and slower, smoother songs like Carl Strommen’s “Strike Zone.” Though every song played had the audience bobbing their heads and swaying in their seats, it was the premiere of Motley’s original piece Enlightenment: A Journey in Discovery that shined most. The composition, performed by the guest musicians, the Big Band, the Emory Symphony Orchestra and Motley himself on piano, consisted of three movements: Humanity, Change
and Freedom. Humanity began slow, smooth and melodious with a soothing piano solo by Motley and the Symphony Orchestra’s violins joining in to harmonize. And then suddenly, the song picked up into an upbeat, jazzy rhythm. The music almost seemed like a language of its own as Motley’s fingers danced over piano keys and Goines’ sax sang in fast, powerful notes. Change was a passionate, slower-paced piece punctuated by the melodious notes of the flute, the romantic tones of the violin and piano and the brassy crooning of the saxophone. Freedom ended the composition with excitement as the quick potent notes of the saxophone and the deep rumbling of the bass and the drums were followed by a harmonious piano
solo by Motley. The piece ended with a rising note by all of the musicians on stage, and the audience stood up from their seats to give a long, cheering applause for the beautiful music and the talented musicians who made it their own. The music was not over yet, though. Motley and the guest musicians kicked up another fast-paced beat and started to play once more. The students watched with awe as Goines blew expertly through an upbeat sax solo that had his fingers flying across the golden body of the instrument. Motley’s piano solo rivaled it with just as much enthusiasm and jazzy rhythm as his fingers fluttered and slammed down onto the keys in a melody that had audience members impressed. Gully’s drum solo stole the show
though, as drumsticks moved so fast across the set that they sometimes blurred, and a rapid rhythm pounded through the concert hall. Both the piece and the event ended with the expressive notes of the sax and the brassy chime of a drumstick on a cymbal. After a long, loud and enthusiastic round of applause for every musician on stage, audience members were invited outside to celebrate the creation of the Emory Jazz Alliance. The Alliance, along with the support of the organization Friends of Music, will encourage the growth of Jazz studies at Emory, and raise awareness and interest for the music. With the Alliance in place, next year’s Jazz Fest may be an even more rousing success.
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Emory students of all races gathered in Harland Cinema on Saturday night for Black Star Emory’s firstever Free Jam, a Black History Month event designed to celebrate African American contributions to the arts with hip-hop, R&B and poetry performances. The event planners are all members of the staff of Black Star Magazine, a bi-annual publication that has rejuvenated its presence on campus over the past couple of years. Black Star was originally targeted toward the black community at Emory, but staff members insist the publication is open to perspectives from all races. “We wanted to bring the excitement of having hip-hop and R&B artists here at Emory to not only celebrate an integral part of our culture, but to also listen to something familiar,” College junior and Co-Managing Editor Malaika Nicholas said. Most notably, the event organizers were able to bring in spokenword poet Joshua Bennett, a second year doctoral candidate at Princeton University and former Marshall Scholar. Bennett accepted an invitation to perform in front of President Barack Obama at the White House in May 2011. After receiving a tip from a friend that Bennett would be in Atlanta for a conference, college sophomore and Black Star staff member Ibra Diallo made it his mission to book him. “I was looking for a spoken-word poet to end the show,” Diallo said. “I knew that Joshua Bennett would be the perfect one for the occasion … when you hear his poetry, you realize he tells stories from the heart.” When Bennett’s bill proved to be too much for Black Star’s budget, Diallo, along with Michael Johnson, another member of the magazine’s staff, contributed their own money to fill the expense gap. The evening began with performances from JID and Earth Gang, both of whom hail from the Atlanta area. Unsurprisingly, Harland Cinema’s notoriously difficult sound system proved especially unruly, but to their credit, the young rappers persevered quite bravely, traveling into the audience to get up-close and per-
Lauded spoken word poet Joshua Bennett performed a powerful set at Black Star’s Free Jam. sonal with audience members even as their mics faltered. The mood of the evening shifted considerably when Marian Mereba took the stage, armed first with just an acoustic guitar and later with two backup singers, who had some difficulty locating the event. Mereba’s silky, soothing voice and introspective lyrics recall artists like Corinne Bailey Rae and India Arie. Her debut EP, entitled Room for Living, comes out on Feb. 14. Mereba’s pensive performance set the stage for Joshua Bennett’s set, an intense half hour of spoken word that left at least a hundred eyes teary. Bennett’s rhythmic, expressive delivery of his poems — which use layers of metaphor, figurative language and spiritual themes to discuss subject matter ranging from race to family — had the audience totally enraptured, and as soon as he was finished, a long line of fans assembled to meet him. Asked how he felt about the evening in general, Johnson replied: “Taking into consideration the stressful negotiations, time-consuming promotions, difficulty in coordinating missing performers, absurd amount of technical difficulties and the nervous tick I developed from all of the above — perfect.”
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Ford Leads with Impressive Performances at Weekend Meets Continued from The Back Page Head Coach John Curtin was very pleased with Mulder’s performance. “Eddie Mulder has been on a tear … I’m really happy for him to get the 3k record. There isn’t a harder working guy anywhere, and I’m glad to see it paying off,” Curtin said. On the men’s side, freshman Adam Rabushka led the way in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.25 seconds. His time was the third fastest in the UAA. Junior Ankush Mohile recorded a career best time in the 60 meter hurdles finishing 15th with a mark of 8.89 seconds, the fastest by an Eagle. Sophomore Patrick Crews finished sixth 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.90. Junior Alex Fleischhacker was the Eagles’ top finisher in the mile with a career best time of 4:26.74. Senior Kaele Leonard and sophomore Debora Adjibaba recorded top times in the 400 meter dash. Leonard finished sixth overall with a time of 57.66 seconds, the third fastest time both by a Division III competitor this season and in the program’s history. Adjibaba finished 10th with a time of 58.33 seconds. Leonard and Adjibaba teamed up with sophomore Electra Korn and freshman Alexandra Aiello for the
4x400 meter relay. The relay team ran a time of 3:57.11, the fourth fastest in Emory history. “Our women’s 4x400 was outstanding. When you have two nationally-ranked 400 runners like Kaele and Debora on both ends, you know you have a chance at a solid group,” Curtin said. “Today Electra and Alex, running the number two and three legs, came through in a big way to put us up there with the best nationally.” Sophomore Hannah Moriarty finished 16th in the 3,000 meter run, scoring the second fastest raw time by an Emory woman this season. Sophomore Stephanie Crane finished 12th in the mile run with a time of 5:12.06. Freshman Janay Harris led the Eagles in the field events by throwing 10.16 meters in the shot put, placing 29th. “The kids are really starting to come on now and I hope we can keep building on it going into the championship season around the corner,” Curtin said. The Eagles will split the squad next weekend, competing at the JDL Fast Track and at the University of the South on Saturday, Feb. 16. They will be the Eagles’ final meets before the 2013 UAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. — Contact Alexander Del Re at email@example.com
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Sophomore Alex Ruderman won his first match of the season against Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s Dragomir Culjat by a score of 6-4, 6-2.
Ruderman, Wagner Top Opponents By Brian Chavkin Staff Writer Coming off of a Division III championship win last year, the Emory men’s tennis team began their spring season last Friday by winning against Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Oglethorpe University. Led by Head Coach John Browning, the Eagles began the day by sweeping ABAC 9-0, 6-0 in singles matches and 3-0 in doubles matches. Sophomore Eric Halpern won his singles match against Kamil Oliver Snaider 6-7, 7-5, 6-3. Fellow classmates Alex Ruderman and Ian Wagner also won their singles matches. Ruderman won his match against Dragomir Culjat, 6-4, 6-2, while Wagner won his match against Ricky Symanski 6-0, 6-0. Senior Elliot Kaher defeated Parker Woodall 6-2, 6-2, while Freshmen Rafe Mosetick and Will Adams won their matches 6-0, 6-1, and 6-0, 6-2 respectively. The doubles matches were also very successful for the Eagles. Kahler and Wagner won 8-2; Ruderman and Adams teamed up to beat their opponent 8-3 and Halpern and Mosetick also won their match 8-3.
“We got off to a good start on Friday,” Halpern said. “We had a great week of practice under our belt, so everyone was prepared and ready to go. Coach Browning has been pushing us hard in practice and we are all looking forward to the upcoming matches this season.”
“I was pleasantly surprised by the win ... We played very well in both matches.” — John Browning, head coach The Eagles were as successful while playing against Oglethorpe University. Halpern won his match against Ethan Motz 6-2, 6-0, while Ruderman and Wagner won their matches 6-4, 6-0 and 6-4, 6-1. Kahler won his match 6-1, 6-2 and Mosetick put away his opponent 6-1, 6-0. Playing in his first match of the day, junior Nicholas Szvzurek won his match 6-2, 6-1. In doubles, Kahler and Wagner defeated their opponent 8-2, while
teammates Ruderman and Halpern won their match by a score of 8-3. Szczurek and junior Ayush Bajoria also won their match by a score of 8-2. “I was pleasantly surprised by the win,” Browning said. “We lost a couple of players from last year and I wasn’t sure how we would perform, but we played very well in both matches.” These two matches started off a four match homestand at home in which the men’s tennis team will also play Auburn-Montgomery on Friday, Feb. 15, and Washington and Lee on Tuesday, Feb. 19, before heading on the road to play in St. Paul Minnesota in the ITA National Indoor Championships and begin to prepare for the rest of their schedule. “Friday we have another big one against AUM,” Halpern said. “So this is going to be a big week of practice for us.” Browing is excited to see what the team can accomplish. “We have a long way to go this season,” he said. “We just need to keep improving in every aspect of our games, including conditioning, and we’ll see where the season takes us.” — Contact Brian Chavkin at firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is one thing that the University of Michigan football program is good at, it’s getting fans to come to the stadium. The Michigan football team averaged a staggering 112,252 fans per home game this past season. This was good for an all-time school record, which given Michigan’s rich football history is certainly quite the achievement. Your On Fire correspondent has several theories to this record surge in attendance. Perhaps these fans enjoy watching a mediocre, consistently underachieving product that enters every season with national title aspirations and yet finds astounding ways to fall short. Perhaps they are attracted to watching the nation’s most electrifying player, quarterback Denard Robinson, struggle to play in a system that fails to play to his strengths. Maybe they enjoy watching Robinson chase after defenders shortly after throwing interceptions while his untied shoelaces flap in the harsh Northern wind. Perhaps they are drawn to spending time with other Michigan men, proud fans who trumpet past triumphs and “greatest team ever”s despite the fact that their Wolverines have yet to win a conference title in the BCS era, essentially making them Notre Dame minus Jesus. Or perhaps they merely have an affinity for the slightly nauseating “maize” tint that permeates every human being and builds within a tenmile radius of Ann Arbor. (How many human beings and buildings are within a ten-mile radius of Ann Arbor? Trick question. Your On Fire correspondent can personally verify that there are none.) But the fans show up to games, and no one can take that away from them. No, seriously. Try it. You can’t. Thank you, Michigan men. 2. Michael Vick In unrelated news, the Eagles recently re-signed quarterback Michael Vick to a one-year contract. If you deny that this is awesome for any reason whatsoever, you are lying. All logistics aside, football fans all over the globe will now be granted the privilege to watch Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson run Chip Kelly’s wide-open spread offense for a season. We are all witnesses. We will all assumedly still be witnesses when the season crashes and burns, the Eagles finish 8-8 and the Philadelphia media explodes.
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Continued from The Back Page to just three in the final minute of play, but the Eagles could not capitalize on a steal by Florin and missed two three-pointers as time expired. Moore led the Eagles with 15 points, while senior forward Michael Friedberg contributed a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Florin finished with eight assists. The Eagles fared better on Sunday, racing out to a 9-0 lead on hot threepoint shooting from Davis, Moore and Greven. A three-point play from Schattie extended the margin to 13 at the 13:32 mark, part of a huge 16-0 Emory run that put the game out of reach at 27-6 just halfway through the first half. A run by the Maroons cut the Eagles’ lead to ten points at halftime, with the visitors holding a 40-30 advantage. A Chicago three-pointer made it 40-35 early in the second half, but the Eagles woke up shortly after with threes from Greven and Friedberg extending the lead back to double digits. With 12 minutes left, Moore added a three-point play to give the Eagles an insurmountable 59-45 edge. Five Emory players finished with double-digit points, led by Greven and Friedberg with 17. Friedberg had another strong effort with 14 rebounds to round out his second double-double of the weekend. The Eagles will play next on Friday, Feb. 15 when they host Case Western Reserve University at 8 p.m. in another UAA showdown. — Contact Ryan Smith at email@example.com
the second-straight year. Freshmen Jack Karras and Dylan Eisner are also possibilities for the middle infield positions. As for the corner infield positions, the Eagles have several options for which players will fill the vacancies at the first and third base positions. Junior Ryan Toscano and sophomore Warren Kember are possible candidates for first base. Both players shared time playing at third base last year and could potentially start some games at first this season. Other possible players that may be expected to fill the void at the corner infield positions are sophomore transfer Kyle Arbuckle, and sophomores Jordan Selbach and Chris Slivka. Other potential players for the infield rotation include the team’s catchers — sophomore Chris Brown and juniors Josh Bokor and co-captain Jared Welch. For the team to continue its success from last year, it will rely on a strong, veteran outfield. The Eagles outfield will return four experienced players, who will rotate between outfield positions and designated hitter. Junior Brandon Hannon will start for his third season with the Eagles. As the team’s co-captain, Hannon sees that his role on the field will be the same, but expects that his responsibilities off the field are slightly different. The Eagles are hoping that Hannon’s production continues over from the past two years as Hannon is ranked third in program history with a career .499 on base percentage and sixth with a .376 batting average. Hannon finished his sophomore cam-
paign with all-UAA first team and all-region second team honors. Joining Hannon in the outfield is junior co-captain Daniel Iturrey, who finished 28th in Division III last season with a .509 on base percentage and earned all-UAA recognition as well. In the 2012 season, Iturrey recorded a .339 batting average with two home runs and 33 runs batted in (RBI). Sophomores Brett Lake and Wes Peacock will round out the remainder of the Eagles’ outfield. The sophomores will look to build off their impressive rookie campaign. During his first season with the team, Lake led the team with 55 hits and 25 stolen bases, while Peacock hit a team-best .379 (11-for-29) and went 7-for-7 in bases stolen over the team’s final nine games of the season. The Eagles will also rely on the strength of their catching unit to carry over the success from last season. Welch will start behind the plate for his third-straight season with the Eagles. Welch had a dominant 2012 season, where he was selected to the allUAA First Team and led the Eagles with 42 runs scored. Welch had a .320 batting average, recording 11 doubles and two home runs. Welch will be backed up by junior catcher Josh Bokor and sophomore catcher Chris Brown. Emory will be led by Head Coach Mike Twardoski, who will enter the season with 11 wins shorts of 400. The Eagles will kick off their 2013 campaign with a home game against cross-town rival Oglethorpe University on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Chappell Park. — Contact Elizabeth Weinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emory softball team hosted the Emory Classic this weekend at Cooper Field. The Eagles won all four games and stand undefeated after their opening weekend.
Double Double-Header Leaves Team Undefeated Continued from The Back Page guished a runner-on-third, two-outs situation via strikeout in the fourth, Carpenter’s hitless streak continued. Entering the seventh with a 5-1 lead, Carpenter struck out the first batter and remained unhittable. By then it had begun raining, and while technically still unhittable, after getting the first out Carpenter commenced to walk four straight batters. “It started raining, and I psyched myself out of the game,” Carpenter said. “I thought too hard and didn’t have all of my mechanics right for my pitching.” Deciding a change was needed, Head Coach Penny Siqueiros called on Kardys, who had started the game, to squelch the rally. The score was 5-2, and Kardys reentered with the bases-loaded and only one out. A single cleared the bases, tying the score up at 5-5, though the bat-
ter was thrown out at second for the second out of the inning. “I just wanted to get the job done. We got that last out and I knew that my offense would pick us up,” Kardys said. In the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles quickly loaded the bases. It seemed the game was over after freshman right fielder Natalie McLaughlin lined a shot down the third base line. McLaughlin’s shot was gloved and the runner was forced out at the plate. With one-out and the bases loaded, the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh, freshman Pollard strode to the plate, still surprised that McLaughlin’s shot down the line did not go through. “I was really excited. I love hitting, I live for this situation,” Pollard said. “Who doesn’t want the chance to help the team out?” The walk-off hit sealed the victory for the Eagles 4-0 and capped off an undefeated and certainly memorable
weekend. Carpenter, who threw a no-no while nearly blowing a game on the same day, all the while maintaining her no-hit streak, had quite the initiation into college ball. “It was a rush,” Carpenter said. “After we got done, I just realized I should have been tired but my adrenaline was kicking.” The Eagles and their nearly even mix of freshmen and returnees resume their season Feb. 16, when they host the two-day Emory Invitational. While the freshman may be excited, it is the even-keeled veterans who will cautiously solider on. “This weekend was a good first weekend, because it was probably one of the easier weekends,” Light said. “Every weekend from here on out is only going to get harder. We will be playing better teams.” — Contact Vincent Xu at email@example.com
SPORTS THE EMORY WHEEL
Tuesday, February , Sports Editors: Nathaniel Ludewig (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Elizabeth Weinstein (email@example.com)
Women Fall to Bears, Beat Maroons Women’s Tennis By Nicola Braginsky Staff Writer
The 4th-ranked women’s tennis team shut out Division II opponent Clayton State in their season opener.
Featured Athlete — Michael Friedberg Senior forward Michael Friedberg notched two doubledoubles to lead the men’s basketball team to a weekend split of their UAA match-ups.
TRACK & FIELD
The Emory softball team opened the season this weekend by hosting the Emory Classic tournament at Cooper Field. The team finished the tournament undefeated at 4-0, notching wins against Maryville College (Tenn.) and Agnes Scott College.
Men and Soft ball Opens Season in Women Dominating Fashion Excel At Clemson By Vincent Xu Associate Editor
By Alexander Del Re Staff Writer The men’s and women’s track teams continued their season at the Samford Multi and Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala. on Friday and the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C. on Friday and Saturday. “We had a solid weekend across the board. We saw over a dozen personal bests and school records by Eddie Mulder in the 3k and Theresa Ford in the pentathlon,” Head Coach John Curtin said. Senior Theresa Ford set school records in the high jump and in the overall indoor pentathlon during the Samford Multi and Invitational on Friday. Ford was the top Division III finisher at the meet in the pentathlon with a score of 3,187 points, beating the previous school record of 3,021 points set by former Eagle Katie Sheehan in 2009. Her score was good for a fourth place finish, and was the 11th best score in Division III this season. Ford’s best event was the high jump, where she cleared the bar at 1.68 meters. This matched her own indoor school record that she set twice last season. The jump netted Ford a first-place finish with a score of 830 points. Ford now ranks fifth in Division III in the high jump this season, and best among all University Athletic Association (UAA) competitors. “Theresa Ford posted a top-15 national mark in her first pentathlon, and also picked up what looks like a qualifier with a 5’6” high jump in the midst of the competition,” Curtin said. Not too many people can put up a score of 3187 their first time out, but as talented and competitive as Theresa is, I’m not surprised.” Emory had a group of athletes compete during the first day of the Tiger Paw Invitational on Friday night. Junior Meredith Lorch recorded a career-best time in the indoor 5,000 meter run with a time of 19:09.03 for a 10th place finish. Sophomore Kate Wilson and junior Melissa Notis finished 19th after clearing the bar at a height of 1.50 meters. Sophomore Tyler Cooke led the men on the first day finishing 11th in the 5,000 meter run with a season best time of 15:48.96. Emory wrapped up competition at the Tiger Paw Invitational on Saturday. Junior Edward Mulder set a school record in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:37.77. The time beat the previous school record of 8:38.12 set in 2010. Mulder’s time was the fastest by a UAA competitor this season. He finished fifth overall in the event. “I knew that the 3000-meter race at Clemson would provide me with the opportunity to break the record … the race went very well, and will provide me with a good set-up for our conference championship in two weeks,” Mulder said.
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It took a combined effort from the stalwart veterans and the freshfaced rookies, as the No. 23 softball team steamrolled the opposition by a combined score of 26-0 in their first three games of the season. In the final game Sunday afternoon, with rain increasing steadily, the Eagles survived a late-inning scare before winning 6-5 in walk-off fashion, completing the weekend sweep to start off the season at 4-0. The four games were a part of the six-game opening tournament of the season, the Emory Classic, with the Emory playing host to Agnes Scott College and Maryville College (Tenn.). On the second day Sunday, freshman pitcher Sydney Carpenter tossed a 10-strikeout no-hitter against Maryville to win 9-0 in the morning, while freshman outfielder Alyssa Pollard capped off the Emory Classic with a 7th-inning walk-off single to launch the Eagles to a 6-5 victory over Agnes Scott. Another freshman, pitcher Madeleine Lowery, pitched a five-inning shutout in Emory’s 9-0 Saturday afternoon victory versus Agnes Scott. For veteran junior Megan Light, who plays first and anchors the lineup
from the four-hole, it was a fruitful weekend. “It was awesome to get started,” Light said. “With the freshman it’s a whole new balance, but it’s going really well. Everyone contributed, it was nice to see that.” Junior Amanda Kardys opened the Eagles’ season, starting against Maryville at noon Saturday. Allowing only three hits in four efficient innings, with Lowery coming in to pitch the final inning, Emory triumphed 9-0. “Coming back, it was important to hit my spots,” Kardys said. In her left field debut, Pollard went 3-for-3 with a run batted in and two runs. Sophomore shortstop and leadoff batter Moira Sullivan set the table with two hits, a walk and three runs scored, while Light went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in (RBIs). The second game Saturday afternoon was more of the same, as Emory beat Agnes Scott 8-0. This time, freshman starter Lowery threw a four-hit shutout, a welcome pitching presence on a staff that is currently without ace Lena Brottman, a junior, out with a sprained shoulder until next weekend. Offensively, it was the Megan Light laser show as the slugger belted two home-runs, a solo homer in the
third and a two-run shot in the fourth, as part of a five RBI game. Senior Meaghan Schultz, who plays third, also hit a homer in the game. “It was nice to work on live pitching,” Light said. “It’s even more exiting that Meaghan had a homer.” Light and Schultz combined for five hits, three RBIs and four runs scored in support of Carpenter’s pitching debut Sunday morning against Maryville. Having observed Maryville from the bench the day prior, the game in which Kardys started, Carpenter noticed certain tendencies of the Maryville hitters and promptly exploited them. “Inside and outside, back and forth, not staying in, I realized I had to switch between all of my pitches,” Carpenter said. A right-hander, Carpenter had her curveball breaking outside off the plate to keep Maryville off balance. To counter that, Carpenter would throw a screwball, which breaks inside. Add in a rise-ball to go up the ladder for the hitters to chase, Carpenter was literally unhittable en route to a dominant outing. However, Carpenter struggled to recreate the magic later on Sunday against Agnes Scott. Having extin-
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at hand in the second half, giving them points easier than we would have liked.” Although Friday’s game knocked the After a seven-game winning streak, Eagles’ record down to 18-3, the women the 15th-ranked Emory women’s bas- fought hard and came up with a victory ketball team walked away with a loss to on Sunday. 12th-ranked Washington University in The Eagles beat the University of St. Louis by a score of 65-54. Chicago Maroons 80-65, pushing them At the end of the night, Emory, down to 7-15 overall and 3-8 in conferWashington University, and the ence play. University of Rochester were all tied up “We knew going into Sunday’s for the top spot in the University Athletic game that everything we set out for Association (UAA). and all of our goals were still attainThe Washington University Bears able,” Thomaskutty said. “That is what played a strong game shooting 46.2 per- we fought for and that is what we did cent from beyond the three-point line tonight.” and enjoying a 42-35 edge in rebounding. Landry stepped up her game with a Emory’s 38.6 field goal effort was just career-high of 19 points on the night. slightly short of Wash. U’s 40.4 percent. She hit six-of-12 shots from the floor and In the first half, Emory’s solid defen- seven-of-10 free throws. sive play forced 10 Bears turnovers. A Jackson also contributed 19 points, number of Emory players, including contributing to the solid win over the senior center Danielle Landry and junior Maroons. She knocked down eight-of-11 guard Selena Castillo, sunk buckets and field goal attempts as well as three-ofkept Emory ahead for the majority of the four from the charity stripe. second half. Castillo was yet Emory sophomore another Eagle to concenter O’Dez Oraedu tribute to the win. She “The young women earned a career-high set the stage for some of the Eagles’ prouder came out played hard, and I ofwith17 apoints, moments on Friday team-high of with a career-high cannot be more proud four assists and finished scoring effort of 14 with a pair of steals. of them.” points. Oraedu sunk At halftime, Emory seven-of-10 field goal enjoyed an eight-point — Christy Thomaskutty, lead and he’d the edge attempts, snatched head coach throughout the second seven rebounds and walked out of the half. game with her fifth With just under 14 double-figure scoring performance of minutes remaining in the second half, the season. Emory was up 45-35 thanks to Jackson’s Junior point-guard Savannah Morgan eight-point contribution. also landed in double digits with a total Jackson and Castillo each contributed of 12 points, while senior forward Misha five points, and Morgan added four. Jackson contributed eight rebounds. The Eagles also notched a season Emory was leading at 22-10 with just high in free throws, hitting 20-of-26 over five minutes left in the first half, but attempts on the night. Wash. U rallied and held a three-point Junior guard Hannah Lilly reached lead by the end of the stanza. the 1,000 career-point plateau during A 9-3 Bears run at the beginning play, ending the night with six points for of the second half pushed them further a career total of 1,001. ahead of Emory. Bears player Melissa By the end of the night, Emory’s win Gilkey created a 38-29 cushion with a over the Maroons and Rochester’s win four-point play about halfway through over Wash. U placed the two schools in a the second half. tie in the top spot in the UAA. The teams went back and forth for “Everybody is excited and the seamuch of the second half, but Wash. U son continues,” Thomaskutty said. “The remained ahead, keeping Emory at a young women played hard, and I cannot distance of at least eight points until the be more proud of them.” end of the game. The Eagles will be back on the “We give Wash. U a lot of credit; they courts on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at are a solid team,” Head Coach Christy the WoodPEC, hosting Case Western Thomaskutty said. “We played hard and Reserve University (Ohio). really well for the first part of the game — Contact Nicola Braginsky at and didn’t quite stay focused on the task firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagles Hinge Hopes On Veteran Outfield By Elizabeth Weinstein Sports Editor The Eagles baseball team is coming off an exciting 2012 season, where Emory won its 11th UAA Championship title and earned its first NCAA bid since the 2007 season. But after losing in back-to-back games at the NCAA tournament, the Eagles 2012 season came to am abrupt end. The team will enter the 2013 season, motivated to return to where they left off at the NCAA tournament but with face this challenge without several of their impactful players from last year. The Eagles will rely on a strong, veteran outfield and a promising group of younger players, as they get back in action and plan to build off the previous year’s accomplishments. The Eagles finished the 2012 season with a 26-14 record, which matched the team’s best win total from the 2007 campaign. But the Eagles will enter the 2013 season without three of the team’s top pitcher Paul Schwendel (‘12C). The team now has the difficult task of replacing him, as he plays in the minor leagues for the Texas Rangers. In the 2012 season, the pitching staff recorded a 4.02 earned runs average (ERA) and limited their opponents to a .270 batting average while striking out 303 batters in the 360 innings pitched. For the 2013 season, the team will look to a group of young, promising
pitchers headed by sophomore righthanded pitcher Connor Dillman. Dillman, who is coming off an impressive freshman campaign, will lead the Eagles in the number one spot on the mound. In 2012, Dillman went 8-1 with a 2.84 ERA, setting freshman records for most victories and strikeouts in a season. Dillman was also credited with South Region Rookie of the Year awards in his first year with the Eagles. Sophomore left-handed pitcher Dylan Finer, who pitched in six games out of the bullpen last year, and freshman right-handed pitcher Tyler Sprague will round out the rest of the Eagles’ starting rotation. The Eagles’ bullpen will be led by veteran junior right-handed pitcher Matt McMahon, who has a career 4.01 ERA and two saves in the 31 games he has appeared in for Emory. Other members of the Emory bullpen will consist of a combination of juniors, sophomores and freshmen. The Eagles other main focus will be filling the voids in the infield caused by graduated seniors shortstop Kevin O’Connor (‘12C) and first baseman Jay Page (‘12B). Transfer junior Jared Kahn is the most probable candidate to replace O’Connor at shortstop, as well as to head the batting order in the leadoff spot. Mark Lindemann, the team’s only senior this season, will return to his position as second baseman for
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Junior forward Jake Davis defends a Brandeis dribbler earlier in the season. The Eagles split match-up’s against UAA rivals Wash. U and University of Chicago.
Squad Splits Weekend Pair of Conference Match-Ups By Ryan Smith Asst. Sports Editor The men’s basketball team split their weekend slate of University Athletic Association (UAA) games, falling to the Washington University (Mo.) Bears 68-65 on Friday before trouncing the University of Chicago Maroons 82-59 on Sunday. The Eagles are now 15-6 on the season, including a 7-4 mark in UAA play. Friday’s game was a tough defensive battle that rarely swung too far in favor of either team. After falling behind early, the Eagles scored eight
unanswered points to take a 12-6 lead with 11 minutes remaining in the half. A three-pointer from senior guard Alex Greven pushed the lead to nine, but the Bears slowly chipped away until an 8-0 run of their own in the final two minutes of the half made it a 31-30 Emory advantage at the break. Junior guard McPherson Moore continued his recent hot play in the first half, leading the Eagles with eight points and five rebounds. Sophomore guard Michael Florin added four assists. The Bears continued their run in
the second half, notching six unanswered points to claim a 36-31 lead. Emory battled back with a threepointer from sophomore forward Alex Foster swinging the score in their favor, 43-41. The momentum swung yet again as Wash. U reclaimed their lead with another 8-0 run. A layup from junior forward Jake Davis at the 6:42 mark cut the deficit to one point, but the Eagles would get no closer for the rest of the game. A Greven layup cut the Bears’ lead
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