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Passion Pit to Perform At Fall Band Party By Karishma Mehrotra News Co-Editor
mory Pawsitive Outreach is a student-run group that promotes awareness about homeless animals in the community. The club brought dogs on campus for Emory students to bond with last Wednesday on the Cox Hall Bridge. The organization also volunteers at local animal shelters, holds fundraisers and promotes animal welfare.
Five New Chapters May Join Greek Life in Spring By Lydia O’Neal Greek Beat Writer Four Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) chapters and one returning National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapter are in the process of potentially joining campus Greek life this spring. NPHC’s Sigma Gamma Rho African-American interest sorority hopes to reestablish its Pi Omicron chapter on campus this spring after members graduated in 2007, leaving the organization inactive five years after it first came to Emory. MGC, on the other hand, has initiated an expansion effort this year in an attempt to aggrandize the council, which currently consists of just three chapters, according to Arthur Doctor, adviser to both MGC and NPHC. Doctor said the two councils’
growth is beneficial to the Greek community and the councils themselves. “Both [MGC and NPHC] have done a lot to get their names out there and expand their presence here at Emory,” Doctor said. “Experiencing growth is a great thing. It’ll give people more options during Spring Rush if they haven’t yet found their perfect fit.” Doctor worked with MGC’s executive board and president Grace Xia (’14C) to produce an expansion packet and application for each national organization that included information on chapter requirements and membership at Emory. After approval by the MGC, the packet was sent to executive directors of the three national MGC umbrella organizations: National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC), National Association of Latino Fraternal
Organizations (NALFO) and National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA), all of which disseminated the expansion packets to their member organizations. Eleven of those organizations applied by the Oct. 1 deadline for the opportunity to officially join Emory’s Greek community, but only four were chosen by Emory’s MGC for a chance to visit campus and give upcoming presentations about their chapters. All Emory students can attend these presentations throughout October. Surveys will be distributed to attendees and collected by MGC. The council will use the surveys to help make its final decision on about which ones to welcome to Emory before notifying the organizations of
their final status on Nov. 11. According to Xia, the council’s goal right now is to have a more diverse group of chapters. “MGC is still a small part of Greek Life,” Xia said, adding that each year typically yields between two and 10 pledges for the entire council of three chapters. After this year’s expansion process, according to Xia, MGC will need time to allow selected new chapters to establish their presence at Emory before undergoing a similar expansion, which will not occur again for at least another two to four years. This year, MGC’s expansion effort will include four organizations giving presentations: NMGC Fraternity Sigma Beta Rho, NMGC Sorority Theta Nu Xi, NALFO Fraternity
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Indie pop band Passion Pit will perform at Emory for the annual Fall Band Party on Nov. 6, the Student Programming Council (SPC) announced Wednesday night. The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on McDonough Field. Passion Pit is a four-member band known for songs including “Carried Away” and “Take a Walk.” The Fall Band Party will also feature the Joy Formidable, a Welsh alternative rock band. “The student body, we think, will really, really enjoy them,” SPC Band Party Co-Chair and Goizueta Business School senior Zachary Atlas said. “They are a band that is on the rise right now.” SPC Band Party Co-Chair and B-School senior Jordan Francis said SPC has been working to have Passion Pit come to Emory for four years. Francis was finally able to secure a relationship with the band’s agent and seal the deal in July. “They have an electronic bent which I think is really popular with Emory’s campus,” Francis said. “[It is] in the rock vein and has a full-band live show but would appeal to a night
Passion Pit, an indie pop band, will come to Emory in November as part of the Student Programming Council’s Fall Band Party.
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*The percentage of admitted students who enrolled. **The percentage of admitted students who had a GPA greater than a 3.8. Data Compiled by Rupsha Basu/Asst. News Editor Graphic by Jordan Friedman/Executive Editor
Admissions Releases Class of 2017 Stats By Rupsha Basu Asst. News Editor Emory’s Office of Undergraduate Admission released the admissions profiles for the Emory Class of 2017 last month.
According to the office’s website, the school received a record 17,705 applicants and admitted 26.5 percent, ultimately enrolling a class of 1,354, a yield of 28.9 percent. For the 25th-75th percentile, the students of the Class of 2017 had a
GPA range of 3.73 and 3.98, respectively, and a composite SAT score of 2000 and 2230. John Latting, assistant vice provost for Undergraduate Enrollment
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Emory launched an initiative this fall to spread the word about oncampus activities involving students with disabilities. The Disabilities Studies Initiative plans to hold film series and reading groups that are open to the Emory community as well as the general public, according to Benjamin Reiss, professor of English and the initiative’s co-director. Reiss added that there are mixers and information sessions held throughout the year for Emory undergraduates and graduate students to learn about the program and contribute ideas. Reiss worked with Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, to start the initiative this year, and they now act as co-directors, according to Jennifer Sarrett, a graduate student in the Institute of Liberal Arts. “It was created in response to a strong disability studies group on campus,” Sarrett said. According to Reiss, disability studies began at Emory University in the 1990s and is a “humanistic approach to physical, cognitive and psychological variation.” Reiss said correcting or curing dis-
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party atmosphere.” Both chairs said that usually, SPC hosts rock bands for the Fall Band Party but does not receive the high turnout that the other hip-hop and rap artists do. “This is a band that can really pull the size of the audiences that we have had in the past with Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa and B.O.B,” Atlas said. “So we wanted to try something new with that, and I have high expectations for it.” SPC President and College senior Raghvi Anand wrote in an email to the Wheel that the team took the Passion Pit offer immediately. “We hope that this artist will appeal to a majority of Emory students,” Anand wrote. “We hope to see a big crowd this year.” Francis said he has seen a great response as he and his team members placed flyers on campus on Tuesday night. “I am so excited to hear that Passion Pit is coming to Emory,” College junior Hannah Rose Blakeley wrote in an email to the Wheel. “I love their music, and I think it’s appealing to a range of people with various musical tastes.”
abilities has previously been the focus of academic studies in medicine and health science. He added that disability studies aim to fight for better civil rights for those with disabilities. This initiative is an attempt to open discussion about disability in academia at Emory. Sarrett said disability studies define disability as a minority standing and view disabilities as a natural and significant part of the community experience. According to Reiss, he and the disability initiative’s steering committee wish to bring both secular and academic programs to Emory, to include public appearances by scholars, writers and performers, in order to portray disability in a more expressive light. Sarrett added that these speakers and exhibitions will demonstrate how everyone can relate to disability in one way or another through various experiences such as art, science and medicine. Those on the steering committee and others involved in the disability initiative teach several courses in multiple disciplines across the University, including “Disability and the Law” and “The Politics of Appearance in Contemporary America,” according
An Emory team has created a new mobile application to aid people who are showing signs of suicidal behavior by making resources in care and support available to them. The app, ReliefLink, offers easy access to helpful resources such as live chats, lifeline phone calls, treatment facility map locators and reminders for medication and appointments for users at risk of suicidal behavior, said Nadine Kaslow, Emory University School of Medicine psychologist and leader of the team that designed the application. ReliefLink, according to Kaslow, also includes built-in psychological intervention techniques, such as exercises for relaxation and mindfulness, as well as the opportunity to create a safety plan in case of a crisis. According to a Sept. 17 University press release, Kaslow and her team recently received a first prize award of $50,000 in a national competi-
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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • The House and Senate approved last-minute legislation ending the 16-day government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling to avert a financial default Wednesday night. President Barack Obama signed the bill at around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday. The Senate plan allows for government funding through Jan. 15 and an extension of federal borrowing power through Feb. 7. Obama praised Congress shortly after the Senate vote and expressed hopes that the shutdown, which sent Republican poll ratings plunging, cost the government billions of dollars and damaged the nation’s international credibility, would not be repeated. • Syria’s deputy prime minister said Thursday that an international conference on a political solution to the Syrian conflict could take place Nov. 23-24. This is the first mention of possible dates for peace talks, after the United States and Russia have tried to push Syria’s divided opposition toward negotiations for months. Many militants in Syria have flatly rejected suggestions of negotiating with President Bashar Assad’s regime, while the government has
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refused to hold talks with the armed opposition. Still, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke Wednesday of intensifying efforts to hold a Geneva meeting in mid-November. • A U.S. Navy crew aboard the USS San Antonio transport dock ship rescued 128 Somalian migrants from a craft in rough Mediterranean waters Wednesday. A patrol aircraft from Malta noticed the raft and called the San Antonio, which was 60 miles away. The men aboard the craft ranged in age from 20 to 30 and were taken to the Maltese Grand Harbour where they were turned over the Maltese coast guard. The Navy did not say whether any of the migrants were injured in the Mediterranean, where there have been two shipwrecks and nearly 400 deaths in recent weeks.
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This Week In Emory History
POLICE RECORD • On Oct. 15 at 9:45 p.m., the Emory Police Department (EPD) received a call from a female student located in Clifton Tower. According to the individual, she entered her room to unpack and left her wallet and keys on a coffee table. When she went back to retrieve the items, she noticed the door to her room was open and her keys and wallet were missing. The student later located her keys in a nearby stairwell. The wallet could not be located. The incident has been turned over to an investigator. • On Oct. 15 at 1 a.m., EPD responded to a report from the Cox Hall Bridge. According to the report, an individual in a wheelchair was soliciting passersby for money. Upon the officer’s arrival, the individual
had moved to the Woodruff P.E. Center. Officers were able to make contact with the individual and identify him. They determined he had no business on campus and asked him to leave.
student who owned the card, who claimed she did not authorize the order. Dominoes was not able to get back in touch with the owner of the card. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.
• On Oct. 15, EPD responded to a fire in the Psychology Building. A staff member notified officers of the fire that occurred due to a hot light that was left on and ignited a “screen.” The individuals in the room were able to put out the fire. The fire department was not notified.
• On Oct. 13, a student located at Evans Residence Hall discovered that her bike had been taken from the bicycle rack at Few Residence Hall. The bike is valued at $275. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.
• On Oct. 10 at 2 a.m., an order was placed over the phone at Domino’s Pizza using a student’s Emory card for $57. Later that day, Dominoes received a call from an Emory
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Oct. 21, 1994 The Emory University Committee on the Environment (COE) delayed groundbreaking for a proposed Wellness Center and adjacent parking lot by protesting the construction’s violation of the University Senate forest policy. The relocation of the development appeared imminent after the protest. COE even met to decide on a new position for the Wellness Center and parking lot, saving 35 acres of undeveloped forest from construction. University president William Chace admitted Emory’s failure to understand its own policies, and said that “COE was right and we [the administration] were wrong.”
EVENTS AT EMORY MONDAY Event: Developing Your Savings Plan for Retirement Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Harland Cinema, DUC
Event: Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano Time: 8 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Event: Catholic Studies Discussion Group Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Center for Ethics
Event: Club Volleyball Invitational Tournament Time: 9 a.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center
Event: A Conversation with Rev. Canon Gideon Byamugisha Time: 12-1:30 p.m. Location: Rita Ann Rollins Room, Rollins School of Public Health
Event: IM Swim Meet Time: 12-5 p.m. Location: WPEC Aquatics Center
Event: Public Health Grand Rounds Presents Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: CNR Auditorium, Rollins School of Public Health Event: The Empire Writes/Bites Back: “Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature” Time: 3-5 p.m. Location: Kemp Malone Library
Event: Emory Wind Ensemble with Emory University Chorus Time: 8 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
WEDNESDAY Event: Athletics — Men’s Soccer Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Woodruff PE Center
Event: Athletics — Men’s Soccer Time: 5-7 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center
Event: Emory University Worship with The Rev. Lisa Garvin Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel
Event: Athletics — Women’s Soccer Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center
Event: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Worship Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Glenn Sanctuary/ Auditorium Event: Athletics — Women’s Soccer Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center Event: Beethoven in Bluejeans Family Concert Time: 4-5 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: Concerto & Aria Competition Time: 7 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Rathskellar Improv: “Nightmare on Skell Street” Time: 8 p.m. Location: Harland Cinema, DUC
THURSDAY Event: Place, Prophecy, and Confession Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Candler School of Theology 102 Event: Emory Faculty Panel: The Impact of Open Access Publishing on Scholarly Communication Time: 12-1:30 p.m. Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Event: Digital Identity: Using Omeka to build your Online Exhibits Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library 217 Event: SPARC/World Bank OA Week Kickoff Webcast: “Open Access: Redefining Impact” Time: 3-4 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library 312 Event: Laughing Gas - No Laughing Matter for Climate Change and the Environment Time: 4-5 p.m. Location: Math & Science Center N306 Event: Summer Open House Advising Hours Time: 4-5 p.m. Location: Candler Library Suite 200 Event: Disability Studies Graduate Reading Group Time: 4:30-6 p.m. Location: Candler 125 Event: Careers for Writers Networking Night Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Winship Ballroom, DUC
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Trials Aim to Raise Life Expectancy, Quality for Patients of Lou Gehrig’s Disease By Harmeet Kaur Health Sciences Beat Writer Phase II trials of a study designed to treat Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with injections of human neural stem cells administered in the spinal cord are now beginning, led by researchers at Emory and the University of Michigan. ALS — or Lou Gehrig’s disease — is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according to the ALS Association website. The disease attacks the body’s motor neurons, the destruction of which renders the brain unable to initiate and control muscle movement. The ALS Association says this can lead to total paralysis and, eventually, death. The disease affects approximately two out of every 100,000 people — primarily those in their 40s through 70s. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient after diagnosis
is approximately two to five years, for ALS patients. according to the ALS Association. “This is about trying to keep Nicholas Boulis, an assistant pro- people off ventilators for longer,” fessor of Neurosurgery in the Emory Boulis said. “It’s about trying to preSchool of Medicine, serve their ability to administers the breathe as long as surgeries involved possible.” “This is about trying in the study. Death According to to keep people off from ALS usually Boulis, initially the occurs because the ventilators for longer. It’s idea was to manupatient loses the about trying to preserve facture neurons that ability to breathe on would be transplanthis or her own, he their ability to breathe as ed into the nervous long as possible.” said. system to eventually Although ALS replace the function patients can prolong — Nicholas Boulis, of motor neurons. life expectancy by In this particuassistant professor of undergoing a trachelar study, however, Neurosurgery in the Emory otomy, which prothe stem cells are School of Medicine vides an air passage turning into cells to assist breathing, that protect motor and by using a venneurons rather than tilator, Boulis said this progressively replace them, Boulis explained. worsens the patient’s quality of life. Boulis said experiments conductWhile there is no known cure for ed with animals prior to the study ALS, this new therapy may increase showed that injecting neural stem the life expectancy and quality of life cells into the spinal cord helped
preserve motor neurons. Phase I of phase II trials. Boulis said this phase the study tested the safety of inject- will test different dosages of injecing stem cells into the spinal cord, tions and different concentrations of including the safety of the devices stem cells, in addition to testing the used in surgery and the stem cells efficacy of these treatments. themselves. Boulis said if In Phase I, Boulis phase II is successsaid researchers ful, the study will “I think it means that move onto phase III, began by injecting the cells into the which will test the the FDA is gaining lumbar region of the therapy in a much spinal cord, which confidence in what we’re larger population. doing.” is the region that He said phase II of controls the legs, the trial is proceedof patients para— Nicholas Boulis, ing much faster than lyzed from the waist assistant professor of phase I, which indidown. Neurosurgery in the Emory cates positive signs. The research“I think it means School of Medicine ers then proceeded that the FDA is to test patients gaining confiwho could walk. dence in what we’re According to Boulis, the trials proved doing,” Boulis said. safe. The injections were then adminThe idea to inject stem cells into istered in the cervical region of the the spinal cord is rooted in the risspinal cord, which is the region that ing popularity of using stem cells in controls breathing. regenerative medicine, Boulis said. The study is now moving onto Jonathan Glass, director of the Emory
ALS Center and principal investigator for the study, said that despite the enthusiasm surrounding the use of stem cells to treat diseases, no substantial research had been conducted until this study. “Stem cells have a magical aura around them in many diseases but, in reality, they haven’t been tested in any major way to see if they will work,” Glass said. Glass said this study was innovative in the way that it involved injecting stem cells into the spinal cord. According to Boulis, although the spinal cord is generally seen as vulnerable and delicate, this study demonstrates that scientists can inject various cell therapeutics into the spinal cords of people with neurodegenerative diseases. He said the results of the study so far have a global impact. “It opens the doorway to many different kinds of therapeutics that might be effective,” Boulis said.
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Alzheimer’s Discovery Could Change Treatment By Mallika Manyapu Staff Writer
individual genes, but their new results suggest there is a distortion in RNA processing on a global scale. Emory researchers discovered a Alzheimer’s disease develops new type of pathology in the brains from accumulations of plaques and of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, tangles, such as beta-amyloid and which could have a major effect on tau proteins, but much of the disease the way scientists understand and pathology is still unknown because treat the disease, according to a Sept. of the varying degrees of severity 11 University press release. in patients, according to the press According to the press release, release. researchers discovered an unusual According to the press release, pattern in proteins. the team identified 36 proteins in They found the brain tissue tangle-like strucof Alzheimer’s tures in early stages “We were very surprised patients. They of Alzheimer’s found many proto find alterations that have not been teins involved in in proteins that are found in any other RNA splicing. One neurodegenerative of these proteins, responsible for RNA diseases. U1 snRNP, was not splicing ...” The tangles seen in any other interfere with RNA brain diseases. — Allan Levey, splicing, a process That protein may in which the instruc- chair of Neurology at School of be producing changMedicine es in RNA processtional messages from genes are cut ing that affects and put together. some genes that are important in “We were very surprised to find Alzheimer’s. alterations in proteins that are responIf researchers can understand what sible for RNA splicing in Alzheimer’s, these changes are, they could find which could have major implications new ways to approach treatment of for the disease mechanism,” Allan the disease. Levey, chair of Neurology at Emory’s Allan Levey, James Lah and School of Medicine, said in the press Junmin Peng, previously an associrelease. ate professor of genetics at Emory These findings could help physi- and now a faculty member at St. cians and scientists understand how Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Alzheimer’s disease develops and in Atlanta, all conducted this research progresses and could lead to new bio- together. markers, diagnostic approaches and The results were published in therapies, Levey explained. the Proceedings of the National According to James Lah, director Academy of Sciences, Early of Emory’s Cognitive Neurology pro- Edition. — Contact Mallika Manyapu gram, previous investigations examat email@example.com ined how the disease alters splicing in
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he Atlanta Pride Festival took place this weekend at Piedmont Park to celebrate diversity and community. The festival occurs annually in October following National Coming Out Day. The event included a parade, live entertainment, cultural exhibits and over 200 vendor booths.
Kaslow, Team Utilize Focus Groups to Develop Mobile Application Continued from Page 1 tion sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Kaslow and her team presented their mobile app on Sept. 16 at the White House as part of the Behavioral Health Technologies Innovations Conference, and the app was officially launched for iPhones on Oct. 15. It can be used for adolescents and adults in all settings — high schools, college campuses and mental health and hospital settings, Kaslow said.
It can be used under the guidance of mental health professionals or alone by anyone who has suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Kaslow said intervention on a mobile app will have a great public health impact due to the application’s easy accessibility. A representative from the government agency Challenge.gov personally called Emory’s team to create a suicide prevention app, according to Kaslow. Kaslow and her team had expertise in suicide prevention on college campuses through organizations that
aid individuals seeking services after a suicide attempt. Kaslow said partnering with a user consultant and an app developer allowed the team to bring their knowledge to a broader audience using the latest mobile technology. Through focus groups with individuals who had previously attempted suicide, Kaslow and her team received ideas about what would be helpful for the app. After the app was developed, other individuals with expertise in suicide prevention tried out the app and gave
feedback, as did people who had themselves attempted suicide. Their input was used to revise the app and ultimately resulted in the final application called ReliefLink, Kaslow said. “The [SAMHSA] award to us signifies that the field of mental health intervention is moving towards adopting more cutting-edge technology, such as mobile devices with applications, to enhance the quality of mental health care,” Kaslow said. — Contact Mallika Manyapu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reiss’ Experience Office Expands Online Communication for Admissions In Disabilities Helps Initiative to measure quality.” The best admissions decision is a and dean of admission, transferred result of specific thought to the indito Emory from the undergraduate vidual student instead of an emphasis admissions office of Johns Hopkins on numbers, he said. University in fall of 2011 with a new According to Latting, the Office vision for what Emory’s application of Admission is changing the way it review process should look like. reaches out to potential students on Since 2010, before Latting came a national level. A new communicato Emory, the SAT scores of admit- tions sector of the office will focus ted students increased by five percent on expanding Emory’s electronic in the verbal section communication. and by six percent in Latting also the writing section. said the admissions The math scores had “We want to go after the websites for Emory very, very best an increase of one College and Oxford percent. College used to be students ...” Accepted stuseparate and are dents’ average GPA now unified. — John Latting, has not changed “We’re Emory dean of admission University to the since 2010, with 67 percent of total world and all of the applicants having a University needs to 3.8 or higher. work together to tell our story,” he Latting said that while average said. test scores are a good measure of According to Latting, the office is assessing the class as a whole, at the enacting new efforts to increase the individual level the office looks for a diversity of Emory students. Latting broader set of characteristics. specifically cited the increase in “[Numbers] kind of put you on black student enrollment, which has the map when families start looking increased from nine percent to 11 at colleges, but that’s different from percent since 2010. He added that saying Emory should configure the there has been a steady decline of whole process simply to optimizing students from the Southeast of the where we end up on the ranking,” United States — from 36 to 30 perLatting said. “There are other ways cent since 2010 — which he attrib-
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Continued from Page 1 to Reiss. Reiss himself has taught and written about the relationship between psychiatric disabilities and American literature and culture throughout history.
“It was created in response to a strong disability studies group on campus.” — Jennifer Sarrett, graduate student in ILA
In addition, according to Reiss, Garland-Thomas wrote numerous books on disabilities. She also spoke at The Society for Disability Studies Conference at Emory in 2004, making her an expert in the field.
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uted to Emory’s increased appeal in other parts of the country. Sixteen percent of the new class is made up of international students from 32 nations. Latting said he would like to increase international representation from as many countries as possible. Additionally, the office no longer takes into consideration demonstrated interest, or whether a student has expressed that they are likely to attend Emory if accepted. “We want to go after the very, very best students and convince them that Emory is the best choice,” Latting said. “You can’t over-constrain the process.” Latting explained admissions criteria focus on students that have a motivation to learn and an interest in acquiring a quality education. “The best class is one that has been shaped, it’s been designed — the class has an identity as a whole,” Latting said. “It’s relying on the good judgment of people and not being overly-driven on numbers.” In the future, Latting said he hopes to expand Emory’s appeal among prospective high school students. “More of the kids graduating high school around the country need to be thinking Emory,” he said.
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Potential Multicultural, National Pan-Hellenic Chapters Hold Meetings Continued from Page 1 Lambda Upsilon Lambda and NALFO Fraternity Lambda Theta Phi. South Asian interest fraternity Sigma Beta Rho, founded at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, will hold the first of the four presentations Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Dobbs University Center (DUC) in room E338. According to the national organization’s website, their alumni network reaches companies like Bank of America and Citigroup, as well as graduate schools at Harvard and Yale. Theta Nu Xi, an NMGC sorority presenting in the Few Multipurpose
Room on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., pioneered a Graduate, Alumnae and Professional (GAP) Program in 2002 — the first of its kind — after its founding at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997, according to its university chapter sites. NALFO fraternity Lambda Upsilon Lambda, also called “La Unidad Latina,” will hold their presentation on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in Harland Cinema. Each year, this fraternity, founded at Cornell in 1982, travels to the Dominican Republic for a medical mission trip, according to the national organization’s website. Lambda Theta Phi, another NALFO organization presenting in the Few Multipurpose Room on Oct.
29 at 6 p.m., gained notoriety for their philanthropy at national disaster sites in Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Colombia. The American Red Cross commended Lambda Theta Phi for its global service efforts, according to the national and university chapter websites. Angelica Calderon (’14B), president of MGC Latina interest sorority Lambda Theta Alpha, said she thinks adding several of these chapters in the spring “will make MGC’s presence on campus stronger” and will allow for “a more diverse council.” “I think the addition of two or three of these chapters will give those who didn’t consider rushing before
an opportunity to join a fraternity or sorority,” Calderon said. She decided to join an MGC chapter not only for the tight-knit community feel, but also because it allowed her to better get in touch with her Latin roots. Calderon, whose chapter returned just last spring, said the potential chapters will have to work hard to educate the Emory community about what they have to offer if they want to colonize effectively and help to aggrandize MGC. “To me, the expansion indicates that MGC will thrive at Emory,” Calderon said. “We will continue to be a close collaborative council.”
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SGA-Established Task Force Should Focus on Day-of Campaigning, Social Media Parameters Conflicting and confusing rules governing student elections were the central issue of last spring’s complicated election season at Emory. Competing candidates in the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Student Government Association (SGA) levied allegations of cheating and inappropriate social media use at one another, prompting hearings, appeals and deliberations that prolonged the election period well into the end of the school year. The result of all the back-and-forth: one collective headache for student legislators, candidates, community members and Wheel editors alike. Unfortunately, the problem is not a new one. According to SGA President and College senior Raj Patel, allegations of cheating have arisen in almost every election in the past 10 years. In an attempt to settle the confusion, SGA has established a new task force to unify all University elections under one elections board. The group is charged with the task of enumerating a set of rules to govern University-wide elections. They convened for the first time on Oct. 9. We at the Wheel are pleased that SGA is taking the necessary steps to clear up the elections process and encourage the task force to establish clear guidelines about fair and legal campaigning for candidates. We feel that a set timeline outlining when candidates may campaign and what mediums they may use to do so — Facebook, Twitter, email or otherwise — is a necessary addition to the code. Further, since social media forums change so frequently, the task force should provide for the possibility of constant updates in the years to come. Questions involving the appropriate use of social media are especially pertinent to the task force’s considerations. Should candidates be able to post a Facebook status or cover photo with a link to the poll the day of a University-wide election, or should they cease to post campaignrelated materials? Should candidates be allowed to contact students directly over Facebook or email asking them to vote on the day of elections? The rules concerning these questions — and many others — should be realistic, enforceable and clearly communicated. The elections task force could also recommend ways to promote higher voter turnout. For instance, a neutral third-party group like the Office of Student Leadership and Service could plan some sort of election-day celebration in Asbury Circle that brings students together to vote and enjoy free food and music. University elections play an important role in the life of the student body and we feel that controversies like last year’s — or those in years past — distract from the true purpose of the elections. Student leaders play a very important role on our campus; so ensuring their elections are conducted fairly is critical. We hope that SGA’s task force will thoughtfully consider how to clarify the gray areas that have complicated elections in years past. After all, it is never too late for a smoothly-conducted election season to instill confidence in the system again. The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the Wheel’s edito-
Blessed Are the Poor
Editorial Roundup College editorials from across the country The Harvard Crimson Harvard University Tuesday, October 15, 2013 In its staff editorial, “Disentangling A Debt Debate” The Harvard Crimson discusses the need for long-term solutions as opposed to band aids solutions in regards to the debt ceiling. We’ve got bills to pay. That, in the most basic sense, describes the current debt ceiling crisis: Congress has already authorized certain payments—to fund the military, to dole out Social Security payments, and more—but the United States does not have the liquidity to afford following through on them. This crisis needs a hard and fast solution to stop the United States from, as World Bank and International Monetary Fund leaders warned, causing “massive disruption the world over.” After Congress solves this short-term problem, however, its members must work hard with the President to come to a long-term solution. The United States has charted an unsustainable course toward fiscal difficulty. In the future, the country will almost surely prove unable to pay off the interest on its vast debt while simultaneously delivering the entitlement benefits it is obligated to pay citizens under the Social Security and Medicare programs. To navigate these treacherous seas, Congress and the President must work hard to develop a mutually agreeable, lasting fix— one that should and likely will involve both entitlement cutbacks and tax hikes. This grand bargain, unfortunately, will not come in time to save the United States from defaulting on its debt. The Treasury estimates that it will be unable to continue paying all the government’s bills soon after—if not on— Thursday barring congressional intervention. Such a default would have far-reaching, categorically negative consequences: First,
the United States government will remain shut down, denying federal employees pay and all civilians the services they deserve. Second, the United States would risk a downgrade in its credit rating, raising its borrowing costs substantially. Finally, investors would likely sell off huge amounts of stocks and Treasury bonds, sending a shock throughout the national economy that would likely dwarf the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. What’s more, the international community regards the United States as one of the world’s most stable investments. As a result, a fiscal meltdown here would decrease business confidence in markets across the globe, dealing countless citizens of countless countries a shattering blow. These considerations underscore the need for a deal in time to avert an impending fiasco. Republican leadership in Congress have been struggling to muster the votes in their own party for a bill that allows the government to reopen and the United States to handle its debts the winter. This fledgling legislation, however (which all but fell apart Tuesday evening) included politically charged points like denying government health insurance payments to lawmakers and their employees. But the time for political maneuvering and brinkmanship has passed. The current intransigence of a sizeable part of the Republican caucus is jeopardizing the economic health of our entire nation, and it must end. Congress must push through a measure more that funds the government, extends the debt limit, and requires the development of detailed financial blueprint mapping out decades to come. This type of agreement—close to what is shaping up in the Senate but with any and all politics aside—would postpone our current woes. force Congress to secure the United States’ economic future. [...]
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Implications of the ACA on Race, Class and Gender DAVE MATHEWS
The word “poor” makes my friends uncomfortable. It brings to attention our obsession with having things, what I’ll call Stuff Value. Second, it invokes a powerful myth — we can call it the Effort Myth — which says if we have stuff, we earned it through hard work and ingenuity. This implies if you don’t have stuff, you were too lazy or stupid to get it. So when I say poor, and it gets you squirmy in your UGG boots, what I’m doing is making you conscious that you have stuff, and there are people who don’t. More importantly, I’m inviting you to entertain the forces in our country that have stacked the deck against certain groups of people. Forces like ZIP code, race and family support are a few examples that make sure the poor stay poor. Just look at any social mobility data, like in Richard Wilkinson’s TED talk. And look, I’m not upset about your UGG boots, except I think they look strange. I’m upset that in 2013, we are haunted by Stuff Value and the Effort Myth. I’m upset HE MORY HEEL that when my colleagues and I go out to practice medicine in a few years, we will come Arianna Skibell EDITOR-IN-CHIEF up against these forces and be unable to help Jordan Friedman Executive Editor our sickest patients. But there’s hope. You, Volume 95 | Number 13 squirmy reader, are my hope. Lane Billings Managing Editor Mike Johnston, a Colorado state senaNews Editors Copy Chief Business and Advertising tor, likes to say that “culture eats policy for Dustin Slade Sonam Vashi breakfast.” The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Karishma Mehrotra Associate Editors Akeel Williams BUSINESS MANAGER Editorials Editor Justin Groot ACA or “Obamacare”) is arguably the most Priyanka Krishnamurthy Blaire Chennault Sales Manager Vincent Xu Sports Editor famous recent policy in America. And culEmily Lin Maggie Daorai Design Manager Ryan Smith Nathaniel Ludewig ture is devouring it. According to Centers Student Life Editor Nicholas Sommariva Account Executives Jenna Kingsley for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Online Editor Arts & Entertainment Editor Bryce Robertson, Lena Erpaiboon, Salaar Ahmed, Ross Fogg Emelia Fredlick Census Data and a recent analysis by The Christopher Hwang Przybylski, Annabelle Zhuno, Julia Photo Editor Leonardos New York Times, the ACA will leave roughly James Crissman Business/Advertising Office Number Asst. News Editors 600,000 of the most vulnerable men and (404) 727-6178 Rupsha Basu women in our state without insurance. Features Editor Nick Bradley The policy was conceived to cover the poor. Instead, due to a ubiquitous immaturity, The Emory Wheel welcomes letters and op-ed submissions from the Emory community. it is disproportionately turning its back on Letters should be limited to 300 words and op-eds should be limited to 700. Those selected black people and single mothers. Yes. I said it. may be shortened to fit allotted space or edited for grammar, punctuation and libelous content. Low-income black people will be negatively Submissions reflect the opinions of individual writers and not of the Wheel Editorial Board affected disproportionately. That’s because in or Emory University. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail to The Emory Wheel, our country poverty of this kind disproporDrawer W, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. 30322. tionately impacts black and Hispanic people. Same deal with single mothers. This is based
on CMS Census data and confirmed by the Kaiser Family Foundation. These are statistical correlations: careful there, squirmy reader, I didn’t say causation. Now technically, this fallout in Georgia is precipitated by Georgia Republican Governor Nathan Deal’s refusal to expand Medicaid. But from where I’m standing it doesn’t matter. This might just be me, but I’m left thinking, why the hell didn’t someone think of this? In Georgia, HealthSTAT, a student-run non-profit organization, and a consortium of groups under the banner of Cover Georgia, an advocate group trying to expand Medicaid to cover those uninsured by the ACA, are encouraging the governor to rethink his stance, like fellow Republican Governors in Ohio and Michigan. Cover Georgia is inviting us to change our culture, to reinvent the Stuff Value and the Effort Myth. I’m not saying that people in society don’t make bad decisions that lead them in the wrong direction. I’m not saying that if you’re rich, you didn’t earn it. I’m sure you worked hard, or likely your parents did. Again, Wilkinson’s data suggests that in societies with little social mobility, your parents have a drastically high impact on your future income. I’m saying the posture of our society has been one that rewards and punishes based on the Effort Myth and Stuff Value, when our better reason tells us this can’t be so. We who are fortunate, born in this time and place to our relatively rich circumstances, must realize that we could have easily been an orphan child in Syria or Sudan. In light of the outstanding impotence of our elected officials, it is incumbent upon “we, the people” who have something to do something. Even if all we have is the safety of a place to sleep and a sane mind, it’s on us to gather our efforts in the redirection of Old Glory here. Our precious America, so distracted by shiny, new things. We thought we earned it. We didn’t. We got lucky. And now it’s time for us to turn our luck into grace. Last month, hundreds gathered in the Atlanta Mission’s Urban Garden for Lazarus Health Day. The mission of Lazarus, an Atlanta non-profit, is to build relationships with people with the intent of restoring dig-
nity to those who have been disenfranchised and cut off from society. Health Day is just one of their projects. For seven years running, an interdisciplinary group of health professionals and students from across the state delivered care to the poor, offering a variety of services from rapid HIV tests to foot massages, to physical therapy and counseling. This was a concerted effort to recognize and react to the massive inertia of injustice. The medical students at Emory recently finished up their Poverty and Health Week (P&H Week). Hundreds of students from different disciplines came for seminars, workshops and networking events. Bright ideas forged in the creative environs of P&H Week will result in better care for the poor. One example is a mobile app developed by a team of government entities, non-profits, clinics and community stakeholders. The app will help you locate nearby resources in real time, for poor patients. This is what it takes to break the Effort Myth and Stuff Value. This is how we change culture: doing things like Lazarus, joining causes like Cover Georgia, coming together for P&H Week and voting not on fringe issues but central issues. It will take us pouring our good fortune into efforts that create opportunities and provide grace to fix these cultural flaws. Our sweet, young, confused America is a wayward teenager obsessed with Stuff. We’ve instituted laws like late night curfews — “Now listen America, you will care for your poor and uninsured!” No, it’s time for America to grow up, grow out of the Effort Myth, grow out of adolescence and grow into grace. A great poet of democracy, Walt Whitman, shared words on who We, the People might be: Centre of equal daughters, equal sons, All, all alike endear’d, grown, ungrown, young or old, Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich, Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love, A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother, Chair’d in the adamant of Time Dave Mathews is a second-year medical school student from Atlanta, Ga.
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In Protest of Candler’s Award Equality Extends to the Church than a tepid response. It is direct support. It is aligning Candler’s identity, theology and ethical ideals with the degradation of a part As an alumna of the Candler School of of humanity. Theology, I write now to express my shock But as King pointed out, the oppression at the award given to H. Eddie Fox and, I of any people is a travesty for all humanity. I say with sadness, Dean of Candler School of cannot believe that I need to make this point Theology Jan Love’s defense of this award. in response to Candler’s actions. Let me outline my reasons. As a student at Candler, I was a co-foundFirst, Candler is er of Sacred Worth, an a university-based LGBT organization for seminary. Candler Students. That it would idensuch organizaIt seems that the humanity of gay, tionNoexisted tify itself with the most prior to the conservative rhetoric of lesbian and bisexual Christians is still spring of 1992, and it southern Methodism was not officially recundermines its credognized by Candler a matter for debate at Candler. ibility as a scholarly until the University community. By taking forced them to in this action, it publicly spring 1995. claims the identity of a At a meeting in his parochial southern seminary rather than a office, Kevin LaGree, the Dean of the Candler serious academic institution. School of Theology at the time, said he would Second, Fox’s position on the inclusion of permit us to exist but that if he experienced gays and lesbians in the body of Christ is an any difficulty from the denomination, then he assault on basic issues of human dignity and would not acknowledge that the conversation worth. had occurred and that he would simply hang That Candler identifies itself with such an us out to dry. assault is appalling to me. It was only when the University stepped I feel great tenderness for current students in, reminding Candler that it was part of a who must feel betrayed by this action. broader academic institution and not simThird, Love’s appeal to diversity of opin- ply a conservative, backwater seminary that ion regarding the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Sacred Worth became a legitimate student Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people organization. within Christian community is troubling. I am deeply grieved that we have come so There have been times when racism, opposi- few steps further in 20 years. tion to the ordination of women and misogyWhen financial pressure is placed on nistic attitudes and structures were considered Candler, we — the LGBT community and normative. those who love and support us — are simply If Fox’s position were overtly racist, would thrown under the bus. he be honored? We are all human beings. We are all part of It seems that the humanity of gay, lesbian the body of Christ. and bisexual Christians is still a matter for That Candler supports and identifies with our degradation and humiliation through this debate at Candler. Lastly, I am reminded of Martin Luther award is a shocking diminishment of its King Jr’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” reputation as a serious scholarly community He was highly critical of the clergy who and a place of theological sophistication and thought he was being hasty, that he should compassion. This wound will not easily heal. wait for justice. He condemned their tepid Maggie Kulyk (’96T) is a Candler School response. But Candler’s honoring of Fox is worse of Theology alumna from Erie, Penn.
The Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised ALEX HICKS RICHARD DONER Think of the debt ceiling as the limit on the nation’s credit card. For decades, Republicans and Democrats agreed that failing to raise the debt ceiling would be catastrophic. So they routinely increased it periodically to meet the spending obligations they had already approved and to meet the needs of our changing economy and society. What would happen if Congress failed to raise the debt ceiling, either tomorrow or the next time the issue comes up? Some have recently said that fears about such an event are overblown. We disagree: a grave economic downturn seems sure to follow Congress’ failure to raise the debt ceiling, a downturn that would grant no special leniency to those with recent college degrees. True, failing to raise the debt ceiling might not lead immediately to a formal default. The Treasury might be able to prioritize payments on its bonds, thereby avoiding the unprecedented breakdown of U.S. credit worthiness and depression of markets that would come from putting the world’s safest asset — the U.S. Treasury Bill (T-bill) — into unqualified default. However, while protecting T-bills, the government would resort to savage spending cuts and go into arrears on many payments, from contractor bills to medical bills. Social Security checks might be delayed. The government bonds would be downgraded and
interest rates would rise, rattling investors and consumers alike. It would not be long until we sunk into a new recession. A quick look at recent history indicates that students would feel the impact of such a recession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), when the economy tanked in late 2008, the surge in the unemployment of “young college graduates” equaled the rise in joblessness in the overall labor force: from around six percent in summer 2008 to 9.5 percent in the summer 2010. In particular, the unemployment of college graduates aged 21–24 without an advanced degree and not enrolled in further schooling jumped from 6.2 percent in summer 2008 to 10.4 percent in summer 2010. Young college graduates suffered even higher rates of underemployment: part-time workers who wanted full-time work were 9.9 percent of the labor force in 2007, 18.7 percent in 2009 and 19.8 percent in 2010. The 2008-2009 jump in combined underemployment and unemployment approached 30 percent. College education does not safeguard its recipients against recession. Then in 2009-2010, in the first two years of the Obama presidency, things changed dramatically from job loss to job growth (see table). Deceleration of job losses became dramatic by May 2009, three months after Obama’s February signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Job gains became the norm in March 2010 and proceeded at a pace of, on average, a little over 100,000 per month since then, with the unem-
ployment rate down to 7.3 percent in August 2013 (the last month of reporting from the BLS before the Oct. 1 government shutdown). With a freezing of the debt ceiling and recession or worse, the economy will be thrown back into a period of large job losses resembling those of 2008-2009. These 2013-2014 losses, emerging from an economy already suffering from over seven percent unemployment, would raise unemployment and underemployment rates beyond any of those of the recent recession. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics (and member of John McCain’s economics team for his 2008 presidential run), recently warned the congressional Joint Economic Committee that we have few policy options in the face of a new recession caused by a failure to raise the debt ceiling: “There’s no monetary policy response in the current context. We’re already at zero interest rates.” Moreover, those who threaten to freeze the debt ceiling will block stimulative spending. Without a quick raise in the debt ceiling, current job prospects for young Americans are dismal. A college degree will provide scant immunity. Finding a good job, much less any job, will become at least as hard as it was in 2009. Indeed, research by Ohio University economist Richard Vedder, based on 2010 data, found that “barely half of college graduates are in occupations requiring bachelor’s degrees or more.” Alex Hicks is a professor of sociology and Richard Doner is a professor of political science at Emory.
Matthew’s Message and the Sevens E’s Cultural Issues Explicit in ‘Learning Your Rapebait’ Email Must Be Changed REBECCA BERGE Many of you may have had occasion to read the email entitled “Luring Your Rapebait,” recently featured in The Huffington Post and CNN, among other news sources. A member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at Georgia Tech sent an (extraordinarily misguided) email to his chapter, meaning to give advice about how to pick up girls at parties. The email went viral after it was picked up by the website Total Frat Move (TFM) last week. In case you haven’t read it: highlights include “Grab them on the hips with your 2 hands and then let them grind against your dick” (advice on how to dance with girls), “ALWAYS START WITH THE MAKING OUT!!!! NO RAPING” (on what to do when dancing with girls) and “IF ANYTHING EVER FAILS, GO GET MORE ALCOHOL.” I know the guy who wrote the “rapebait” email. Matthew was a friend of a friend. Another friend (let’s call her Lexi) and I met him when he walked us back to Lexi’s car one night, which was parked in the garage across the street from Phi Kappa Tau at Georgia Tech. It was 3 a.m. on a Friday night in February. It started to snow, very lightly. I was sober and freezing. We sat on a swinging bench in front of the Catholic Center just off Greek Row and had a heart-to-heart, and he lent me his flannel sweater. That is Matthew. I got to know him better after that first experience. In my personal experience, he is the kind of guy who has heart-to-hearts on porch swings at three in the morning. A clueless, sweet, aspiring engineer. Matthew was also a Social Chair aspiring to attract more girls to his frat parties — a perennial problem at Tech in general and in particular, at his frat. Now reconcile the two images. One is Matthew the TFM headliner with his 7 E’s (in case anyone is keeping track: Encounter, Engage, Escalate, Erection, Excavate, Ejaculate, Expunge), and the other is Matthew the harmless, gangly, future engineer. It’s impossible to reconcile the two without making concessions. And concessions are all that people make when resolving frat party culture with sober people culture. Concessions are not the fraternal ideal — they’re a sad idealization of Van Wilder. Matthew’s email is a pantomime of that idealized culture of successful parties, where girls are hot and boys are tall and debonair — everyone drinks together and hooks up at the end of the night. There is a fundamental disconnection between this culture and the sober, thoughtful and above-all politically correct university culture to which everyone should belong.
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The media has said a lot in response to the misogynistic email. Matthew’s email was pilloried in Jezebel for its writing style. This incisive critique of the email includes the word “rapey.” Jezebel’s use of a word like “rapey” trivializes rape and belies the criticism it offers. The tone of the critique makes it clear that the author is secure in her feeling of superiority over the culture that produced this email. But guess what? It’s pop culture. The cliché is so familiar to everyone because it has already been incorporated into a kind of “low” culture that everyone consumes. “Spring Breakers,” anyone? “Blue Mountain State?” The email is a symptom of the general malaise. On the other hand, it is terrible that someone even typed the original words, “If anything ever fails, go get more alcohol.” Since
his email was leaked, Matthew has offered a public apology for its content, which was also picked up by the national media. The email is a bad to joke about situations that lead to rape. Obviously. Very few people would disagree with that statement. But there are also very few people who follow that logic to the end and recognize the glamorization of the worst elements of pop culture. Rape is the extreme result of everyday (or every weekend) objectification. Objectification is the true name for behavior that we take for granted in situations like the one described in the “rapebait” email. Lexi texted me a link to the email reproduced on the TFM website, and I nearly fell out of my seat when I read it. Matthew, the one who lent me his flannel when it was snowing outside the Catholic Center? But it wasn’t that Matthew who wrote the email. It
was Matthew the Social Chair who wanted to poke fun at his brothers who didn’t know how to hook up with girls at parties. It makes sense in the latter context, but not in the former. Admit it: you are aware that there is a context in which that email makes some kind of sense. It’s a pantomime, yes, but a pantomime of something you can recognize, if you are honest. Instead of congratulating yourself for reposting that guy’s embarrassment and hashtagging it #RapeCulture, you could think critically about the culture you are endorsing the next time you visit a new frat house full of strangers. It would require actually thinking outside of the cultural box. When you’re there, sober yourself up enough to remember that strangers do not owe you anything. The world of the “rapebait” email, considered soberly: the whole set-up is an elaborate,
unspoken arrangement through which frat bros host big parties with booze and (if it’s a good party) sweaty dancing; girls come and ingratiate themselves with the bros in the hopes of free alcohol and some social leverage. Objectification is only to be expected in this “culture.” When people don’t know each other outside such a norm, girls dress up to look pretty and boys are just constituent parts of the libidinous whole. I reject that culture. Or more accurately, I’m over it at this point. The first step is to recognize the disconnection between the values of that culture and the values that we ascribe to as university students. And, when we’re ready, the next step is to be the same people on the weekends as we are during the week. Rebecca Berge is a College senior from Woodinville, Wash.
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Over 5,000 people marched in this weekend’s Pride Parade on 10th Street next to Piedmont Park. The parade celebrates the LGBTQ community and demonstrates positive expression of sexual identity.
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By Jun Jeon Contributing Writer Imagine this: people, music, costumes, car parades and rainbow flags. Where are you? Atlanta’s 43rd Pride Parade. Many members of Emory’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgener and Questioning (LGBTQ) community came out to the annual Pride Parade on 10th Street next to Peidmont Park on Oct 12. According to “11 Alive,” around 5,000 people
marched in the parade. Among the participants in the parade, around 60 were Emory students and members of Emory Pride, the undergraduate LGBTQ and Ally organization. “This was my first time going, but I had a great time,” Emory Pride member and College senior Will Ezor said. “Pride parades are such an ecstatic expression of identities, and it felt so special to be able to march through Atlanta with my friends while representing Emory’s LGBT programs.”
LGBT members all over the nation and the world have come to join the Atlanta Pride Parade. The parade has transformed from a “proving-whoI-am” event to a pure celebration. Many of the participants wore colorful costumes and some participants from abroad waved their decorated national flags. From Atlanta’s gay police officers to supporters from San Francisco, various LGBT members participated in the event. The Atlanta Pride Parade demonstrated the growing recognition of
the LGBT community. Several mainstream corporations such as Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and Bud Light sponsored the event. People in the parade gave out Diet Coke, and a Delta plane costumed participant was flying on the street. The first Pride Parade had only a couple hundred participants, and they did not have permission for the event, so they had to walk down on the sidewalks. The LGBTQ community has, indeed, come a long way. According to “11 Alive,” over 100,000 people
were waiting on the sidewalks for the Parade to begin. According to an article in Access Atlanta, some parade-goers felt there was more support from religious groups than in the last year’s parade. However, the parade still drew in some protesters. “We saw one group of protesters,” Ezor said. “But there was another group in front of them covering up their signs with images of flowers.”
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By Jenna Kingsley Student Life Editor I am heated, America. I am heated because we are living in a world that has decided to throw away all standards of moral integrity. I am heated because we are living on a campus with people who no longer have any respect for other people or their property. I am heated because we are all living among thieves. Mostly, I am heated because it is no longer safe to return a bra one has borrowed from a friend by hanging it on that friend’s doorknob. I know, America. It is truly shocking. What’s happened to this country? Is the doorknob no longer a sacred place? What happened, between my childhood and last weekend, that shifted our culture’s outlook on the sanctity of trust? How could something like this happen? It all started Friday, Oct. 11. I’d decided to wear a slightly transparent peach shirt with a dark bra to a social gathering because I had heard that style was now culturally acceptable and, according to some sources, “cool.” But there was a problem — I couldn’t find my black bra. I searched my dresser and my mountain of dirty laundry, to no avail. All I could find were useless white and tan bras. But they wouldn’t do. I even tried on a purple bandeau in desperation, but as expected, in the words of my friend (we’ll call her Pam), it looked “really dumb.” Pam was beginning to sense my panic, but then, she said something to answer my prayers. “I have a black bra you can borrow if you need one so badly,” she said. My wildest dreams had come true. “But I’m leaving for an alternative Fall Break trip tomorrow, so you need to give it back to me tonight.” “That’s perfect,” I exclaimed. And it was perfect. Pam and I had similar-sized chests, and the black bra looked pretty nice
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Above is the picture sent via text to Pam at 2:46 a.m. (before the theft occurred) with the caption “lol.” By 5:30 a.m., the bra was gone. (stripper-esque can be nice) with the outfit. I promised to get the bra back to her by the end of the night, and headed out to the festivities with a smile on my face. I returned to Pam’s door at 2:30 a.m. with the bra. We’d definitely had a good run, but now it was time to say goodbye. But how was I going to get the bra back to Pam? The door was probably locked, and I didn’t want
to knock on the door and wake her because she was getting up at 5:30 in the morning for a long car ride. So I took the bra, hung it on her doorknob, and snapped a picture of it because I thought it was funny. So funny, that at 2:46 a.m., I decided to send her a picture of the bra hanging on the doorknob with the caption “lol.” I got
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If you’ve read any of my previous reviews, it shouldn’t surprise you that I love some authentic Neapolitan pizza. Fritti Restaurant, located in the Inman Park area, serves fantastic pizza as well as salads, fish, meat and many different antipasti. Inman Park is a great place to spend an afternoon; its verdant parks and crisp lakes are a nice change to the usual pace of Atlanta life and scenery. Fritti is walking distance (how often can you walk to places in Atlanta?) from the park, making it a perfect post-park pizzeria. With a full bar, indoor and outdoor seating and a large Italian menu, there is something for everyone to enjoy. F r i t t i’s menu is particularly varied, which is definitely not the case at most pizza restaurants — even the upscale ones. Not every pizzeria has great pizza and a number of other delicious dishes. Even so, the pizza is definitely the star of the menu. Fritti boasts a whopping 25 different kinds. The pizzas are pretty large, so if dining with others, sharing an appetizer instead of having each person order an individual is probably the way to go. Neapolitan pizza is defined primarily by its thin crust; it is cooked quickly in an extremely hot oven (usually around 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit). I saw and sampled
Dear ROFL, Get Life Alert®! Delightfully, Doolina Dear Doolina, My roommate and I are struggling with picking a room temperature. She wants it warmer, but I NEED it cold at night. Suggestions? Sincerely, Sweatin’ It Dear Sweatin’ It,
around eight different pizzas in the large group I dined with, and each one was better than the next. There were seafood toppings like calamari, mussels and scallops, and more traditional ones with different types of quality cheeses and meats like prosciutto, salami, sausage and cured beef. And of course, vegetables like spinach, artichoke and mushrooms were available as well. I guarantee you will find a combination you like, and if you are like me, you will be deciding between four or five. Even non-pizza lovers should be dragged to Fritti to enjoy the rest of the menu. The beautiful space inside the restaurant and area around it makes for a lovely night in a chic area of Atlanta. Fritti is only about 10 minutes sout hwest of campus and is open seven days a week. The atmosphere feels contemporary and clean, with a hint of tradition. If it is a warm day, I definitely suggest sitting outside. Nothing encloses the patio, so the sidewalk melds with the restaurant, which is an interesting touch. What used to be some sort of garage is now the patio, and it has a large, abstract mural on the wall. It is anyone’s guess as to what it is, if it does in fact represent something. I think that it is depicting a Pokémon scene, but like deciding which pizza is the best, to each his own.
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As someone who prefers to keep their room at a cool 68 degrees, you’ve got my sympathy. In the spirit of compromise, however, I think you and your roommate can strike a deal. You should agree to keep it warmer during the day, when you can put up with the heat. In exchange, your roommate should be willing to keep the room a few degrees colder at night. You can always warm up by piling on more blankets, but you can’t make yourself colder. If this still isn’t enough for you, I’d invest in a fan. Another idea is to position yourself near the window so you can take advantage of the cool breeze at night. Delightfully, Doolina Dear Doolina, Sometimes I don’t wear a shirt underneath my sweatshirt. Is this weird? Sincerely, Feelin’ the Breeze Dear Feelin’ the Breeze, Only if you take your sweatshirt off. Delightfully, Doolina Dear Doolina, I have this one class that I’m doing pretty badly in because I just don’t care about it. HOW DO I MAKE MYSELF CARE??? FOR THE SAKE OF MY GRADES?????? Sincerely, Carefree Dear Carefree, First, from the number of question marks and the amount of capital let-
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THE EMORY WHEEL
Friday, October 18, 2013
Conquering Challenging Classes
HOROSCOPES THE “LYRICSCOPES” ISSUE
If you throw a ball too hard, there may be men who procreate with mothers searching for you. You may find this occurrence to be crazy. Be careful, Aries.
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If you find your relationship coming to an end, try to find strong construction equipment to fight back against your lover. Do not just walk away from this relationship, because you will always love this person.
If you create a dairy-rich beverage, you may find many men hanging out in your garden. They will attest that your drink is better than all others. This could be good news for you, Gemini.
Plan a trip to the beach, a getaway. Have some drinks, dance on the floor until you cannot stand. A space vehicle, which was intended for flight, will come your way, and you should raise your hands to the sky.
You have traveled too much distance to give up your identity. If you stay up all night, you may find good fortune. Have some fun, and embrace your good fortune.
You may find yourself in the climate of a southern city. Wear a two-piece bathing suit, hydrate yourself by day and enjoy yourself at night. You are in Miami, and there is a female dog.
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eKalb County’s patriotic Mobile Operations Command Center was stationed on campus last week for His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama’s visit. The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) vehicle displayed its love for the US of A with a waving American flag and valiant bald eagle imagery.
ters you used, it seems like you have a lot of passion (perhaps even an excessive amount). You can channel that passion into this class. Think about the reason you took this class. Was it to fulfill a GER or a requirement for your major? If so, think about it as one step closer to reaching your coveted Emory degree. Were you initially interested in the class, but it’s not living up to your expectations? Remember why you were first interested and see if you can connect those reasons to the class itself — maybe it will re-spark your passion for the subject. Concretely, if you can write essays on a broad range of issues, try to pick one you think will pique your curiosity instead of the easiest thing you can think of. Next semester, try and avoid this situation by asking older students for recommendations for classes and professors. Read the syllabus in advance and take a look at some of the readings. If you think you’ll be bored, find another class! Delightfully, Doolina
Imagine a World Where There Were No Bra Thieves Continued from Page 9 into bed, still laughing, and drifted to sleep without a care in my mind. I woke up in the morning to a completely different world. I had four texts messages waiting to be read: three from Mom, one from Pam. “It got stolen.” Someone had stolen the bra. Somehow, in between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., during Fall Break nonetheless, someone lurking around the fifth floor of the Woodruff Residence Hall saw the bra and decided to take it. These questions are for you, bra thief: what were you looking to gain in this burglary (other than, of course, a bra)? Was it some kind of sick
joke? Do you find pleasure in stealing undergarments from innocent girls? Did you somehow think the bra was for you? Was there an invisible “Free, take one!” sign I did not know about? Would things have ended differently if I’d hung a “Not free, please don’t take one!” sign next to it? How can you ever explain what you have done? Now, before anyone tells me the theft was my own fault for leaving the bra lying around, I’d like you to consider something. Think about a world where your daughters and granddaughters can return bras to their friends by hanging them on the doorknob without the bras getting stolen. Imagine a world where bras hanging on doorknobs are safe. Don’t you want to live in that
world? I do. We can make a difference, one residence hall at a time. We can change people’s minds about clothing hanging on doorknobs. Spread the word that you are not okay with people who steal other people’s clothing. Let it be known that a doorknob is a safe space. Tell your friends, your family, that guy who always wears oversized football jerseys in your biology lab. We won’t stand for this any longer. You can make this world a better place, one un-stolen bra at a time. Also, to the person who took the bra, if it was just a misunderstanding, please email me. Pam would really like it back.
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Last Friday night, you danced on furniture, you overhydrated and you may or may not have embraced another person. Do not let these questionable experiences deter you. This Friday night, do it all again.
Finances may be tight right now, Scorpio. If you feel the need to re-vamp your wardrobe, try mimicking the style of those older than you, perhaps even take their worn clothes, or purchase them for a small sum at a second-hand shop.
Since you are in Georgia, Sagittarius, you may find yourself craving some fried bird. If you do have this feeling, grab a cold drink, some well-fitting denim and turn on the radio. These steps may even lead you to love.
Do you like stealing bras? Or being supportive, like a bra? Or just have old bras lying around?
If so, donate your old (or stolen*) bras to the
Bra Chain Campaign this Wednesday (Oct. 23) at Cox Bridge. SAPA’s (Sexual Assault Peer Advocates) Bra Chain Campaign donates used bras to domestic violence shelters. The campaign works to show solidarity for survivors of domestic violence by creating a chain of bras that will then be donated to a local shelter. *The Wheel does not condone theft of any kind.
Wonder no longer about the sounds that the blueeyed, pointy-nosed mammal says. The answer is obvious if you will open your heart to it. Ring-ding-ding-dingdingeringeding! Wa-pa-papa-pa-pa-pow! Joff-tchofftchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
You may find that you and your significant other do not currently have a song. Do not fear. Combine an inanimate object, some everyday actions, a flirty tune and voila! Your song will be created. Don’t forget to write it down on a napkin.
Do not hold back your wild nature. You are good, and you want something. Somebody knows this, and will repeat it until you are nauseous because they prefer that you use a straight edge when you draw lines. This week’s stars interpreted by Celia Greenlaw
Emory student Chloe Chaudhury (right) and her girlfriend Victoria Vazin (left) celebrated at the Atlanta Pride Parade last weekend.
Atlanta Pride Parade Celebrates LGBTQ Life and Sexual Identity Continued from Page 9 The event had a warm and welcoming atmosphere, according to parade-goers. “I really enjoyed the parade this year, more than last year because this time I went with my girlfriend and (lesbian) best friend,” College sophomore Chloe Chaudhury said. “We got a ton of gay pride shirts and other free stuff.” Emphasis on solidarity, confidence and celebrating sexual identity is what makes the parade so important for many participants. The Parade demonstrates that no one is alone in their situation, and participating in such a public parade promotes open expression. In an email to the Wheel, Emory Pride Vice President of External Affairs and College senior Dohyun Ahn commented on the solidarity the event brought to members of the LGBTQ community. “They [the LGBT participants from Emory] were brave enough to be
associated with the LGBT community very publicly,” Ahn said. “Just this kind of visibility is enough to contribute immensely to the safety and comfort of all LGBTQ folks at Emory... Marching in the Pride Parade really outs everyone in a highly public way, and that takes a lot of courage and comfort in ourselves to do that.” The Pride Parade will revisit the Atlanta community next year. However, events for Emory students concerning LGBTQ life are still coming. The annual Emory Pride Drag Show kicks off at 8 p.m. in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium on Nov. 1. According to Dohyun, the opportunity to compete for the prized “Drag Cup” is open for all students, not just those affiliated with the LGBT community. Student groups will also compete for prize money given to the organization. Students can buy the tickets at the Dobbs University Center information desk.
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1. Nathaniel Ludewig fell out of first place last week but actually did not realize he was in first place to begin with. It’s unclear whether or not he still reads the Wheel. 2. Ryan Smith is on top of the standings but not by much. His success is more a tribute to everyone else’s mediocrity. If you wanna crown his a-- that’s fine, but Dennis Green says what’s up. 3. Dustin Slade, aka [REDACTED], is having a pretty average season which makes sense because he is a pretty average guy who likes pretty average things (see Tannehill, Ryan and Dolphins, Miami).
call him ‘Troy.’ He is in AEPi. He enjoys football. He likes the Jets. 5. Ross Fogg has been desperately trying to save face and reach .500. He’ll have to wait until next
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Buffalo at Miami
New England Patriots (5-1) at New York Jets (3-3)
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The Jets will welcome the Patriots this Sunday and try to defeat their longtime nemesis. The Patriots barely escaped losing to the Saints last weekend as Tom Brady hooked up with Kenbrell Thompkins for a touchdown with five seconds left in the game. Without Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, Brady has still managed to lead the Patriots to a 5-1 start. Gronkowski looks to be almost 100 percent, but it is still unknown whether or not he will play this week. Coming off a stellar win in Atlanta, Geno Smith and the Jets had some trouble last weekend against the Steelers defense who had struggled this season. The Jets could only manage a mere six points, though their defense kept them in the game for a long time. Look for the Patriots to continue their regular season dominance over the Jets this weekend. Patriots 31 Jets 17 — Contact Adam Troyetsky at email@example.com
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Things are getting more rational in the world of sports. But momentum exists, in all its abstract glory. Sunday night Detroit-Boston, Tigers vs. Red Sox. Utterly smothered by Detroit’s gas and sliders, the Boston hitters were gaining no traction against Tiger pitching. Down 5-1 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, the Red Sox were four outs away from a 2-0 series deficit. Oh yeah, and Justin Verlander, conqueror of Kate Upton and Cy Young Award winner, was lined up for Game 3 to hammer the series to a close with his, well, hammer. In short, the playoff series was looking dire for the Red Sox. Tigers manager Jim Leyland took out starter Max Scherzer after seven innings and 108 pitches. The only reason why Scherzer’s removal was warranted is if he was gassed. Passing an arbitrary triple digit threshold is not a good justification. Scherzer had been making Boston hitters look meek all night. Send him out to face the bottom of the order. Granted, this would not be a topic of discussion if the Detroit bullpen tidily dispatched the Red Sox that inning, but it does seem curious why Leyland was so quick to give his starter the hook. Five hitters into the eighth, the basses were loaded with two outs. David Ortiz, the last active Red Sox from the 2004 championship team, came up to the plate as the tying run. Leyland called in closer Joaquin Benoit to preserve the 5-1 lead. This is the offensive cornerstone. The franchise. The aging yet still very effective legend may not be the best hitter on the team, though he is probably the one with the most power, but this was the perfect guy for the moment. Big Papi whacked the first pitch change-up into the glove of one of the bullpen catchers out beyond right field. Game-tying grand slam. The game is tied 5-5. I could point to Boston’s walk-off RBI single in the next inning as a sign of momentum. It is true that if the Red Sox went down in order in the ninth, Big Papi’s grand salami would be considered much less epic. Yet that bomb sent a jolt of shock to a team that was down and out, buried alive in a sea of K’s. The end result positions Big Papi’s slam as the turning point in the game, and, if the Sox beat the Tigers, the turning point in the series. The end result, overwhelmingly independent from one successful at bat in Game 2, gives added meaning to the grand slam. In other words, it seems the grand slam is fated to be over credited if the Red Sox win the series, or forgotten if the Tigers claw back. It is all so outcome dependent. When Ortiz connected on that first pitch however, when that bat head dropped and led the rest of the bat in a sweeping arc, accompanied by that heartening, solid thwack of wood on baseball, a new picture was drawn, a brighter canvas plopped over the gloomy one. And that made all the difference.
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The 0-6 Giants will play host to the Minnesota Vikings and their new starting quarterback, Josh Freeman, this Sunday in New Jersey. Freeman will make his first start in his first game as a Viking against a Giants’ defense that has had as many holes as a piece of Swiss cheese this season. Eli Manning and the Giants’ offense has looked pitiful this season: Manning has thrown only nine touchdowns but has thrown 15 interceptions. In addition, David Wilson seems to have not only lost his starting job as the running back but will be unable to play this weekend. Josh Freeman was signed by the Vikings last week after being released by the Buccaneers and could be the spark that the Vikings need in the passing game. Both Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder were unable to complement Adrian Peterson in the passing game and so Leslie Frazier decided to take a chance and give Freeman a shot. This game should be interesting as both teams have struggled so far. Vikings 24 Giants 31
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The Eagles will host the Cowboys in a battle for sole possession of the NFC East this Sunday. Though a lot of talk has been on whether Nick Foles or Michael Vick will start for the Eagles, I believe more concern should be on the Cowboys. The Cowboys are dealing with two major issues: DeMarcus Ware will most likely be out for three to four weeks, and the Cowboys will be without their first- and second-string running backs DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar. Losing Ware will hinder a struggling Dallas defense which ranks 30th in total yards per game allowed. While Dallas is still 3-3, their victories have come when their offense has been able to score 36, 31 and 31 points. Without both DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar, the Cowboys will turn to Joseph Randle (who?) to carry the ball. Regardless of whom the Eagles choose to be their starting quarterback, they have already surprised many who believed that they were going to have a disappointing season. LeSean McCoy is off to a hot start to the season averaging more than 100 yards per game on the ground and 40 yards per game in the air. The Eagles’ rushing offense ranks first in the league with 178 yards per game while their offense ranks ninth with 271 yards per game. Without DeMarcus Ware, the Cowboys defense will have a tough time stopping the Eagles’ fastpaced offense. Cowboys 21 Eagles 38
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After narrowly defeating the Bills in overtime last week, the Bengals will head to Detroit to take on the Lions who will have healthy Calvin Johnson this Sunday. Johnson participated in practice this past Tuesday and looks to be 100 percent for this weekend’s game. He played last weekend against Cleveland but had only three receptions for 25 yards. Despite his low production, Matthew Stafford still threw for 250 yards and four touchdowns in the Lions’ 14-point win. The Lions offense seems to have found their groove again despite their Week Five loss to the Packers. The Bengals snuck by the Bills thanks to a Mike Nugent overtime field goal. Other than that, Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns for the first time all season and seems to have shaken off his rough Week Five performance against New England. Though both teams have been playing well, look for Detroit to sneak by in a late-game thriller. Bengals 24 Lions 28
the nation, chalking in at second in the UAA and sixth nationally. The Judges have posted an impressive 9-2-1 record thus far and have earned a respectable six wins in 26 tries against the Eagles. Sweeping the weekend slate would be a big step toward conference titles for both the men’s and women’s teams. The action starts at 5 p.m. on Friday as the men take on NYU, directly followed by the women’s game. The Sunday doubleheader against Brandeis will start at 11 a.m. with the men’s game. — Contact Ryan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Detroit Lions (4-2)
Peyton Manning will head back to Indianapolis to face the franchise he practically built this weekend. The Broncos are off to a 6-0 start and have nearly demolished every team in their way. In their “worst” game of the season, the Broncos still managed to score 35 points. Peyton Manning is redefining the meaning of veteran; he’s thrown for 22 touchdowns and only two interceptions while averaging more than 360 yards per game. The Colts’ three-game win streak was snapped last week in a 19-9 loss to the Chargers where Andrew Luck and the Colts’ offense failed to score a single touchdown. Philip Rivers threw for 237 yards last week, and that is not what the Colts’ defense needed going into a week against Peyton Manning. Expect Peyton to continue his dominance this weekend in his former stadium and pick up a seventh win. Broncos 38 Colts 17
their UAA title hopes — Brandeis is the highest-ranked squad that Emory has faced thus far. History, at least, is in their favor: like NYU, Brandeis has never defeated the Eagles at the WoodPEC. The women’s team also picked up a 2-0 road win over the University of Chicago on Saturday, notching their first UAA win of the season after a heartbreaker against rival Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.). Junior Jennifer Grant and sophomore Jordan Morell provided the offense for the Eagles, with Grant knocking in the first goal of her
career and Morell icing the game with a goal in the final minute. The Eagles stand at 8-3-1 on the season. Their 1-1-0 record in the UAA is a bit deceiving — it’s good for third place in the conference, but the team is ranked seventh nationally. Their first opponent, NYU, has been an enigma in UAA play thus far, earning two ties en route to a 0-0-2 record. Their overall record, 6-3-3, is a bit more telling, but the Violets did upset the Eagles at home last year. It was NYU’s first ever win over the Eagles, snapping the team’s 41-game regular season win streak. Brandeis is a spot ahead of Emory in both the conference and
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Junior midfielder Jennifer Grant knocks in a penalty kick for the Eagles. Grant had one of two goals in Emory’s weekend win over the University of Chicago.
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Team Seeks Offseason Improvements Continued from the Back Page the spring. Oglethorpe took home first place, playing an impressive five-under as a team (847) after the three-round event. LaGrange College followed in second place, 19 shots behind with a team score of 866. St. John Fisher College (N.Y.) rounded out third place with a score of 868. Despite not playing to their full potential during their fall campaign, the Eagles are optimistic about their spring season. “We had a short, intense stretch of golf these past four weeks,” Sjoberg said. “Now we’ll have a chance to relax and refresh and come back with a game plan in February to take one shot at a time and continue to improve.” With three seniors in the top five lineup looking at their final campaign, the pressure is on to perform. “I know I speak for all the seniors when I say we’re really look forward to concluding our last seasons as Eagles on a high note,” Chen said. With the conclusion of their fall season, the Eagles will return to action in March of next spring at the Callaway Gardens Resort in Pine Mountain, Ga. — Contact Seanette Ting at email@example.com
SPORTS THE EMORY WHEEL
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SWIMMING & DIVING
Women’s Tennis In the USTA/ITA Small College Nationals in Fort Meyers, Fla. last week, freshman Michelle Satterfield won her eighth straight match against top-seeded University of Chicago player Megan Tang to win the singles draw. She went on to play in the “Super Bowl,” a tournament of the winners of the NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and Junior College singles draws. She lost in three sets to Georgia Perimeter College’s Niriantsa Rosolomalala, the winner of the Junior College draw. In the doubles draw of the initial tournament, Satterfield and junior Rebecca Siegler finished third overall. Men’s Tennis Sophmore Rafe Mosetick and juniors Ian Wagner and Eric Halpern made it to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA South Region Singles Championship last week. Halpern defeated Mosetick in the finals. Because of his win Halpern is now an All-American and will go to the ITA National Small College Championship. Men’s Soccer Emory defeated the 23rd Division III ranked University of Chicago 2-0 last Saturday. Sophomore goalkeeper Abe Hannigan had a season high five saves. Sophomore Sebastian Hardington and junior Dylan Price scored the Eagles’ two goals. The team’s record is now 8-3-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the UAA. Women’s Soccer Clare Mullins started the 78th game of her career, breaking the record for women’s soccer starts and coming within three of the school record in a game against the University of Chicago on Saturday. The game was scoreless until the 52nd minute when Emory junior scored her first goal of the season. With seconds left in the contest, sophomore Jordan Morell scored off an assist from junior Karina Rodriguez, making the final score 2-0.
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Senior Kylie McKenzie in action. McKenzie is one of 26 returning members from the women’s swimming team that looks to defend their national title. Their first meet will be at UNC Wilmington on Oct. 19.
Men’s, Women’s Teams to Open Season By Oliver Rockman Contributing Writer After the intrasquad Blue-Gold meet on Friday, the swimming and diving teams are finishing up preseason preparations before facing University of North Carolina (UNC) Wilmington on Oct. 19. For the meet, both the men’s and women’s teams were split into two teams — Blue and Gold — with the blue team winning both divisions. The men look to improve on their fifth place finish at the National Championships, which was the team’s 14th straight top-five finish. The women look to defend their National Title for the fifth time in a row. The team looks to build on its success last year by following the experience of 20 seniors on the team, part of a group Head Coach Jon Howell calls “seasoned veterans.” This is not unusual for the swim-
ming and diving program here at Emory. “This tradition of strong retention has been a key component to our success over the years,” Howell said. In his 15 years at Emory, Howell’s teams have won a combined 30 conference titles and finished outside of the top 10 nationally only once. The team’s assistant coaches are Cindy Fontana, Chris Marshall and John Petroff. The diving coach is Alex Kossenkov. The men’s team is returning 24 members from last season, featuring All-Americans Ross Spock, Jake Stephens and Ryan Bass. Other notable returners are former University Athletic Association (UAA) Rookie of the Year Andrew Wilson, who specializes in the breaststroke, and Hayden Baker, the team’s butterfly specialist. Freshman Mitchell Cooper impressed at the Blue-Gold meet, winning the 500 and 1000 Free for
the Gold team. This balance of experience and talent will be key as the team looks to “improve and move forward each week as a group.” Further supporting Howell’s reasoning that strong retention has been part of the team’s recipe for success, the women’s team returns 26 members from the National Champion winners of the 2012-2013 season. Some notable returners are Nancy Larson, a junior freestyle-sprinter, and senior backstroke specialist Sadie Nennig, who won a total of 11 All-American certificates between the two of them last season. Other returning All-Americans are Megan Beach, Kylie McKenzie, Courtney McDermott, Brooke Woodward, McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg, Michelle York, Nina Zook and Mikayla Carnley. Freshmen Marissa Bergh and Annelise Kowalsky also impressed at the Blue-Gold meet, with Bergh winning the 50
and 200 free for the blue team and Kowalsky taking the 100 breast and 200 Individual Medley for the Gold squad. The team has a busy schedule stretching from the Blue-Gold meet on Oct. 11 all the way to the National Championships in late March. Their schedule will see them travel to places like Ohio and Chicago and compete against many teams, including Division I opponents such as UNC Wilmington, the University of Alabama, the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Howell explained the benefits of long season. “Our primary focus right now is on getting better each week,” he said. “We should be a solid team by the time championships roll around in March.” He also made it incredibly clear that the team is focusing solely on improvement, saying, “It really is too
early for us to focus on end of season goals”. Two of the larger meets the team will participate in this season are the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio, and the UAA Championships, which will be hosted at Emory. Both teams won the conference championship last season, with the men’s squad beating second-placed Carnegie Mellon University by more than 500 points. They were led by Bass and Wilson, who both set school records in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke, respectively. The women claimed their 15th consecutive conference title, spurred on by a strong performance from Elizabeth Aronoff, who won the 100-yard breaststroke. Both teams clearly have a history of excellence, a trend they look to continue beginning this Saturday at UNC Wilmington.
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Eagles Wrap Up Fall Season in Sandestin By Seanette Ting Staff Writer
Junior midfielder Carl Credle takes on an opposing player. Credle and the Eagles have two UAA games this weekend, against New York University on Friday and Brandeis University on Sunday.
Squads Prepare for UAA Homestands By Ryan Smith Sports Editor The men’s and women’s soccer teams have big weekends ahead of them. Both teams will host the New York University (NYU) Violets on Friday and the Brandeis University Judges on Sunday. The men’s team is coming off of a successful fall break, having notched
a 2-0 win over the University of Chicago last Saturday. Sophomore Sebastian Hardington and junior Dylan Price knocked in the Eagles’ two goals, while sophomore goalkeeper Abe Hannigan set a season high with five saves and was named the UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week. The win extended the squad’s unbeaten streak to four games and
improved their record to 8-3-1 on the season with a 1-0-1 mark in UAA play. The Eagles, currently sitting at second place in the conference, should be favored at home against NYU, who enter the match at 6-3-3 on the year and will be looking for their first UAA win of the season. The Eagles have an 18-3-4 all-time record against the Violets and have
never lost to them in the friendly confines of the Woodruff P.E. Center (WoodPEC). They will face a bit of a stiffer test on Sunday against the 12th-ranked Judges, who are 10-2-0 on the season after dropping their last game to in-conference rival Rochester. An Eagles win would be a huge boost to
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Wrapping up their fall campaign, the golf team played in the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational in Sandestin, Fla., from Oct. 13-15. They posted a score of 899 (299, 301, 299) for the tournament, finishing 15th of 18 teams in the course of the three-day, 54-hole event. The tournament was held at the 6,505 yard, par71 Raven Golf Club. Head Coach John Sjoberg wasn’t quite satisfied with the Eagles’ performance, citing the natural inconsistencies of the game as a reason for their low finish. “Golfweek did a fantastic job hosting the Invitational, and it was a successful tournament, but unfortunately we weren’t able to play competitively in the field,” Sjoberg said. “The team lacked consistency, but that’s the game of golf in many aspects. It’s a tough game, and it’s a tough game to conquer.” The team did put together some strong individual performances. Senior Johnathan Chen led the team with a combined three-over effort of 216 (72, 73, 71), good for a 10th-place tie in a 90-player field. Senior Will Roth followed with a score of 227 (81, 73, 73). After bouncing back from a rough first round, Roth put in solid second- and third-round scores to finish in a 56th place tie.
“The course for the Invitational was in great shape and the field was probably the best we will face all year,” sophomore Jonathan Gerrard said. “We need to work to improve during the offseason if we are going to compete with the top teams such as Oglethorpe and Methodist.” Junior Alex Wunderlich commended Chen and Roth’s rounds, noting that their scores helped the team stay motivated. Wunderlich carded a score of 229 (75, 77, 77). “As a whole, we’re still not performing at the level we would like to, but a very disappointing fall has given us a lot of clear cut areas for improvement and a good wake-up call to put in serious work in the offseason,” Wunderlich said. “The course was in good shape and the teams there were very competitive, so mediocre play as a team just didn’t cut it.” Senior Alec Berens finished the tournament with a score of 232 (76, 78, 78), and Gerrard rounded out the team scores with 238 (76, 84, 78). “We had pretty high expectations going into this season, and these expectations were not met,” Berens said. “We all struggled with various aspects of our game that held the team back. I think we are very close to being where we want and with a lot of hard work this offseason we should be able to get right back on track in
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