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The Independent Student Newspaper of Emory University

Friday, October 19, 2012

Volume 94, Issue 13 Every Tuesday and Friday



SPC Secures Eli Young Band for Fall Band Party By Jordan Friedman Associate Editor The Student Programming Council (SPC) has announced the Eli Young Band, an American country band, as this year’s performer for the annual Fall Band Party on Monday, Oct. 29. The band, which released its first album in 2008, has recently been touring with American country music group Rascal Flatts. The Eli Young Band released its most recent album in 2011, titled “Life at Best,” which included the group’s No. 1 hits “Crazy Girl” and “Even if it Breaks Your Heart.” The group has also received Country Music Awards (CMA) nominations Emily Lin/Editor this year for Vocal Group of the Year. ollege sophomores Andrea Simon and Jessica Simon toss pies at members of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) during the Exec Songwriters Will Hoge and Eric Fall Fiesta, which took place this Thursday in the Dobbs University Center Commons. Students donated money in order to participate Paslay have also been nominated to in the pie toss, which raised proceeds for the Student Hardship Fund. receive the CMA’s Song of the Year award for “Even if it Breaks Your Heart.” DEPARTMENT CHANGES “We thought we’d change things


Forman, Students Discuss Dept. Changes at Q&A Session By Dustin Slade Staff Writer College Council (CC) hosted a question and answer session with Dean of the College Robin Forman on Oct. 10 to discuss the recent departmental changes at Emory. Forman announced plans to phase out and suspend several programs in a Sept. 14 university-wide e-mail. Although the meeting was centered on the recent announcement, CC legislators also asked questions regarding tuition hikes, financial aid, sources of college revenue and recent construction. Reuben Lack, a College freshman and college council legislator, asked Forman to discuss the formation of a committee that would allow students and administrators to communicate

more openly. “There is not a culture of [students and administrators] working together [at Emory],” replied Forman. “I was surprised that there wasn’t a process by which administrators met with students in some form regularly. From the day I arrived, I wanted to know where do you go on this campus to talk to the student body? It’s not easy. On other campuses, it is easy.” Another student expressed concern over financial aid. Forman responded that Emory College is currently dedicated to both meeting full financial need and its need blind stance. He noted, however, that many schools have backed down from their commitment to maintaining need blind policies. When asked about his decision


on which departments to scale back or eliminate, Forman cited five criteria used by the College Financial Advisory Committee: scholarly distinction, interdependence with other parts of the college, how the department fits into the college’s future vision, how the department contributes to the college’s mission, and the role the department plays in an undergraduate liberal education. Another student asked Forman why he did not give departments the opportunity to defend themselves. In response, he discussed a hypothetical scenario in which he would offer departments six months to mount a defense against the cuts. Forman said that in order to make such an option plausible, he would have to notify over a dozen departments of their imminent removal

rather than five. “Just take a moment to think how last year would have been like had we done that.” said Forman. Both CC president Amitav Chakraborty, a College senior, and Forman agreed that there was still a communications gap between both students and administrators regarding the recent decisions. Chakraborty identified the lack of communication as a reason for tension between students and administrators. “None of these groups were talking to each other,” said Chakraborty. “The goal of tonight’s meeting was to have him come in and open up the other side. It’s easy to make assumptions without knowing what’s going on. It’s hard to make an informed

See FORMAN, Page 5


Lounge, Tavern To Open In Village Ink & Elm, a restaurant, tavern and lounge, will come to Emory Village in winter 2013, and will include a variety of dining and alcohol options for students and the local community. The new location will offer Southern cuisine, unique wine and hand-crafted cocktails in its lounge and on-the-go specialty sandwiches and gourmet coffee in its tavern, according to Nick Chaivarlis, the founder of HKN Restaurants, the company opening Ink & Elm. After choosing to open a location in Emory Village, the owners consciously designed Ink & Elm to satisfy the diverse Emory community. “Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome as soon as they walk through our doors,” Chaivarlis said. “The tavern, lounge and restaurant all offer different environments in order to meet the community’s varied needs.” In the center lounge, people will be able to gather for drinks at the leather-

See INK, Page 4

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tudents pose with members of YouTube hit group YTF Legacy including America‘s Best Dance Crew judge Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval, American Idol contestant Andrew Garcia and Quest Crew dancer Victor Kim. EmViet, Emory’s Vietnamese Student Association, brought the group to campus.


Study Examines the Efficacy of Racial Quotas By Elizabeth Howell Multimedia Editor Research conducted by an Emory professor has concluded that the use of racial quotas is simpler and more transparent than affirmative action policies. The study comes at a time when the constitutionality of AA policies are being debated in United

States Supreme Court. Andrew Francis, an associate professor in Emory’s economics department, spearheaded a study in the Journal of Human Resources this year that found that the use of racial quotas in undergraduate admissions at the University of Brasilia has increased the number of black students they have admitted.

In Brazil, prospective college students apply directly to the departments that house their intended majors. Then they take entrance exams for the university to which they are applying. The scores that students receive on these exams determine whether they are accepted to both the university and the department where

See SUPREME, Page 4










Monday, Oct. 29 Eli Young Bang will bring country music to McDonough Field. Rapper Big Boi performed last year. up a bit from the traditional hip-hop, R&B and rap artists we’ve had in the past,” said Chris Akavi, Goizueta Business School senior and co-Band Party chair with B-School senior Chloe Saeks. “We really wanted to branch out and cover other genres.” Akavi added that SPC had tried for a country band for this year’s homecoming concert, but the organization “had to please alumni as well, but we weren’t happy with who was available” for that week. “Even before we started planning

See ELI, Page 4


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Emory Point is a mixed-use commercial and residential development that offers a variety of stores and restaurants.

Emory Point Adds More Shops, Food Options By Stephanie Fang News Co-Editor

By Katharine Cooper Contributing Writer


Students eager to sample new food options other than those on campus or located in Emory Village will now have even more choices at the Emory Point complex, which announced last week that it has signed on three more restaurants. Emory Point — located across from the Centers for Disease Control on Clifton Road — will add Burgerfi, a gourmet burger restaurant that also serves artisan beers and wines; Bonefish Grill, which will serve seafood and grilled foods; and Paradise Biryani Pointe, a restaurant that specializes in Indian, Persian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Besides these new additions, Emory Point will also include other eateries such as The General Muir, La Tagliatella, Marlow’s Tavern and Tin Lizzy’s, according to an Oct. 11 article in the DeKalb Neighbor. College junior Emily Bloom expressed excitement about these new additions to Emory Point. She noted that the restaurants could be more convenient for students living or taking classes on the part of campus closer to Clifton Road. “Campus is big; so, there’s now somewhere you can go to lunch on each side of it,” said Bloom, who added that going to restaurants at Emory Point would be easier for some students than walking to the Village. College senior Ciara Fortson also said she hopes the choices at Emory Point will provide a respite from offerings on campus and in the Village. “I think the food options get a little


NEW RESTAURANTS Bonefish Grill Will serve seafood as well as other grilled specialties.

Burgerfi Will offer gourmet burgers, artisan beers and wines.

Paradise Biryani Pointe Will have Indian, Persian, and Middle Eastern foods repetitive,” she said. “I’m excited for Indian food ‘cause they don’t have much of that around this area.” In addition, developers announced that the complex — which is managed by Cousins Properties Inc. and Gables Residential — will also add two new women’s boutiques, LOFT and Francesca’s Collections. These shops will supplement several others — including Lizard Thicket, American Threads, JoS A. Bank Clothiers and CVS. According to the DeKalb Neighbor, Emory Point is “82 percent committed,” meaning that room remains for additional shops and restaurants. Those already at the development will begin “staggered openings” in November. “[We] believe that the shops and restaurants will have a positive impact on the surrounding neighborhoods and communities,”said Mike Cohn, the vice president for Cousins Properties, in the DeKalb Neighbor article.

— Contact Stephanie Fang at



NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act unlawfully discriminates against same-sex married couples. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is the second federal appeals court to reject part of the federal law after The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit did so in May. The Supreme Court may take up the issue during the current session. • A Syrian military aircraft bombed a town along an important highway in northern Syria. The bombardment destroyed apartment buildings and a mosque in addition to killing over 40 people, many of whom were children. The attack on the town, Maarat al-Numan in Idlib Province, was one of the most intense since the military began attempting to crush the armed rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad.



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claim that the devices increase bus safety, opponents of the devices see them as an unnecessary expense.

POLICE RECORD • An Apple MacBook Pro owned by the University was stolen from the Woodruff Library on Oct. 16 at 3:15 p.m. The laptop was available to students for check out and was checked out with a fraudulent ID. The MacBook Pro is valued at $1200 and the investigation is ongoing.

• After allegedly stealing a car, a 13-year-old New Jersey boy got distracted when he saw his mother driving in the opposite lane and crashed into a tree. He was hospitalized for a hip injury and a broken nose. He is charged with reckless driving and operating without a license, but other charges are pending.

• A female student’s silver 2010 Honda Accord was severely keyed at the Fishburne Parking Deck on Oct. 12 between 5 and 7 p.m. When the student returned to her car, she noticed long scratches that covered each side of the car as well as the front and rear.

— Compiled by Multimedia Editor Elizabeth Howell

• EPD officers received an anonymous call about three male sub-

• Cobb County schools have joined Fulton, Henry and Clayton counties in installing GPS tracking devices on their school buses. The GPS system keeps track of where the buses are, their stops and their speeds. While school administrators The Wheel reports and corrects all errors published in the newspaper and at Please contact Editor in Chief Evan Mah at to report an error.

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This Week in Emory History

jects sitting around the amphitheater by the Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building who were passing a pipe amongst themselves. Officers went to the scene but the individuals could not be located. • EPD responded to a complaint between two male students at the Clairmont Residential Center. The students admitted to being in a drunk altercation with each other, but neither experienced any physical harm. The incident occurred because one of the subjects invited a female friend of the other into his room.

article stolen from the house. The item has been missing for 10 years and was recently seen on Ebay. The investigation is ongoing. • A visitor to the University parked her 2010 Toyota 4Runner on Haygood Dr. near the railroad tracks on Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. When she returned, the front passenger window had been smashed and her purse was stolen.

— Compiled by News Co-Editor Nicholas Sommariva

October 20, 1992 The Executive Committee of the Interfraternity Council met with chapter representatives to draft a new alcohol policy. The new policy made the IFC policy more consistent with the national policies of each chapter. For example, common containers, such as kegs were prohibited by each chapter’s national policy. The IFC’s policy allowed common containers at private functions like date parties.

• An alum of Emory’s Sigma Chi chapter called Emory police on Oct. 11 regarding the theft of an important

EVENTS AT EMORY FRIDAY Lecture: Lunch and Learn Time: 12 p.m. Location: DUC E338 Lecture: Developing Your Savings Plan for Retirement Time: 12 p.m. Location: Harland Cinema Lecture: PHS Grand Rounds Time: 12 p.m. Location: CNR Auditorium Lecture: The NIH Directors Pathfinder Awards to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce: A Coaching Model Translating Theory to Practice Time: 7 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Ballroom Lecture: Athletics—Men’s Soccer Time: 12 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center Lecture: Drawing in the Galleries Time: 7 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Greek and Roman Galleries Lecture: MORE STUD Pageant Time: 7 p.m. Location: Harland Cinema

Lecture: Shutter Island (2010), Film Screening Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 207

SATURDAY Lecture: Athletics—Swimming and Diving Time: 1 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center

SUNDAY Lecture: University Worship with The Rev. Patricia Farris Time: 11 a.m. Location: Cannon Chapel Lecture: Beethoven in Bluejeans Time: 4 p.m. Location: Reception Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum Lecture: Keiko Ransom, piano Time: 7 p.m. Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall

MONDAY Lecture: SPARC and the World Bank Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Time: 4 p.m. Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library Level 3 Lecture: Celebrating Progress Poster Session Time: 4 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Ballroom Lecture: McCandless Lecture: “The Origin of Concepts” Time: 4 p.m. Location: PAIS (Psychology) Building Lecture: Queer Interfaith Discussion Group Time: 7 p.m. Location: 421 Glenn Memorial Church School Building Lecture: Carlos Reads Book Club Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Board Room



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Former President’s Commissions Transition to Advisory Council Karishma Mehrotra Asst. News Editor

many Council members becoming for implementation. frustrated because, whereas the com“We figure we can get more done missions only had year-long projects at the division level rather than tryA new Advisory Council on without continuation, now the office ing to have small groups take on Community and Diversity is in the wants to make their implementations the entire enterprise,” Christian said. process of gathering information part of Emory’s sustaining culture “The process [with the steering comfor their first report regarding cam- which takes more time and patience. mittees] is driven from the middle out pus diversity next fall. The counFrom fall 2011 to spring 2012, rather than top down or from grass cil replaced the three president’s Harris, Yarbough and Christian led roots, bottom up.” commissions. the discussions as well as two retreats This year, the templates were sent Administrators to redesign the exist- to divisions at the end of August and implemented this ing infrastructure. currently Harris and Yarbough are new council strucAccording to meeting individually with each divi“We were pleasantly ture at the beginChristian, the sion leader, according to Christian. ning of this semes- surprised, when we met Steering Committee The divisions are to report to the ter as a recent shift is comprised of 35 council next fall and the council is to in Emory’s diversity with divisions, that they members which report to the campus next spring. seem to be very enthusi- include various initiatives. The funding will now come from The three previ- astic and very willing to directors of campus within each division level rather than ous commissions, offices, enterprise commission funding from the Office participate.” which preceded the experts, and at-large of Community and Diversity budget, Advisory Council, members — former according to Christian. — Alexander Christian, commission memwere the President’s In addition, Christian said the assistant director of the Com- bers who only serve council hopes to conduct town hall Commission of the munity and Diversity Office a two or three year meetings in student dorms, at Oxford Status of Women, the President’s term on the coun- and other avenues where people can Commission cil while all other voice their concerns. on Race and Ethnicity and the members have life-long terms. The three former president’s comPresident’s Commission on Sexuality, This Steering Committee will missions used to advise President Gender Diversity and Queer Equality. drive the council by engaging the of the University James Wagner on They were established in 1976, 1979 various divisions to take responsi- topics regarding diversity on campus. and 1995 respectively. bility for the issues rather than the However, the commissions did not The Advisory Council is com- previous system that had the small address all necessary topics — includprised of three different parts. These commissions lead the process. ing certain issues related to class, include an Executive Committee, a The executive committee is com- race and disability. Furthermore, the Steering Committee, and a Divisions prised of senior commissions did Committee on Community and administrators. not provide the best Diversity, according to the website The last comstructural support “One of the things we for the Office of the Provost. mittee, the Division the commisfound with the commis- for As the council gathers informa- Committees on sions’ work, accordtion for its report, it hopes to ensure Community and sion’s work ... [was that] ing to the Office of that the committees that make up Diversity, includes a lot of issues just rested the Provost website. the Advisory Council recognize their liaisons from each Alexander somewhere and didn’t distinctive roles in the Council — of Emory’s nine Christian, the assisreally move anywhere.” tant director of the remaining aware of the challenges schools. — Alexander Christian, Community and and budget constraints that will affect Annually, the assistant director of the Com- Diversity office, has them. divisions will go According to Christian, the through a process munity and Diversity Office worked to facilitate Council also hopes to collect rel- of reporting and the transition of the evant and valuable information so goal-setting. First, commissions into a that its three Committees can prog- the steering committee will send singular Advisory Council and said ress towards achieving their common the divisions templates. Then, the the new council aims to represent the goals. divisions will report back with the interests of all University divisions. Christian also acknowledges some templates. Christian said that members of the challenges with this new system as Based on those findings, the former commissions were initially he cautions that with the larger size, Council will give out a report to the hesitant of the change. tasks may take a longer period of campus on the state of community “People were comfortable with the time to complete. and diversity at Emory and make recSee MEMBERS, Page 5 Also, Christian said he can foresee ommendations to the division leaders

Emily Lin/Editor


articipants of Residence Hall Association’s (RHA) Exec Fall Fiesta embraced the Halloween spirit as they decorated and carved pumpkins on Thursday in the Dobbs University Center Coca-Cola Commons.


Emory Receives $500 Million in Research Grants Rupsha Basu Staff Writer Emory University has received $518.6 million for research grants from external federal agencies in the fiscal year 2012. Because of the increase in faculty grant applicants and productivity amongst Emory faculty, this is the third consecutive year that Emory has received over half a billion dollars in external funding. This pattern in substantial external funding partially has to do with the increasing number of faculty members at Emory who apply for grants, and also the increased productivity of Emory faculty. Because most of Emory’s research is dedicated to studying issues in the biomedical and health areas, most of Emory’s grants are given for research about cancer, AIDS and other diseases. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center — which includes the School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the

Rollins School of Public Health, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare — received the majority of the funding. Annually, the most funding is directed towards Emory’s health and science programs and specifically to the School of Medicine. This year the School of Medicine received $331 million and the Rollins School of Public Health received about $75 million. Faculty members at the top of their field from universities across the U.S. apply for money from organizations like the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Gates Foundation. According to James W. Curran, who serves as the dean of the Rollins School of Public Health, the grant application process is highly competitive — about 10 to 20 percent of grants are accepted. “[The faculty] have to be in the top ten in the country,” Curran said. “They’re at the cutting edge of their

research.” Federal agencies provide funding through well-defined agreements with little flexibility — most projects are in place before the money is received and are aimed to reduce disease across the world. “[The goals range] from studies on air pollution in the local Atlanta community to the control of infectious diseases and chronic conditions in Africa, China and India,” Rollins School of Public Health Associate Dean for Research Gary W. Miller said. Increased funding creates more research opportunities because many research projects require student help and are designed specifically to support graduate students. Miller said that these projects provide thesis and dissertation content in addition to a significant amount of hourly work for students. “The funding comes from the efforts of hundreds of faculty, staff and students,” Miller said.

— Contact Rupsha Basu at




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Supreme Court Results May Affect Emory Admissions Ink & Elm to Offer New Dining Experience Continued from Page 1

they want to major. The University of Brasilia implemented its racial quota system in 2004, whereby the university reserves 20 percent of spaces available for each of its majors to the most qualified students who also self-identify as black, according to Francis. Supreme Court judges heard arguments last week in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), a case in which Abigail Fisher — a white woman — claimed that UT Austin denied her admissions due to her race, which did not qualify her for affirmative action policies. The rulings could render such statutes illegal in the U.S, and could have implications for Emory’s admission policies. According to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions John Latting, the Fisher v. UT Austin case has not been a subject of conversation in the Emory Office of Admission due to the fact that it could yield many possible outcomes. The Office of Admission will wait to make adjustments to their own admissions guidelines once the Supreme Court decides the case. “I think that universities should aspire to be world class,” he said. “If that means paying attention to and being aware of people’s backgrounds, including race and ethnicity, I think that’s part of the broader agenda of excellence.” Noting that he felt minority students accepted by Emory typically succeed in college, Latting also commented that the ability to attract students from a variety of places and

backgrounds is part of what makes an excellent university. He explained that the Office of Admission acknowledges Emory’s mission to remain a diverse community when it reviews applicants’ materials. For example, while recruiting prospective students, the Office tries to reach parts of the country where students generally do not know

“I think the university should aspire to be world class...” — John Latting, dean of undergraduate admissions about Emory. The Brazilian Supreme Court also examined the constitutionality of racial quota systems. They ruled in favor of these systems. Francis and his team interviewed students who entered the University between 2003 and 2005, and combined findings with the data from the university. The data included grades and admissions scores for all students accepted and rejected during the same time period as well as a socioeconomic survey which applicants completed, Francis said. The study found that any racial gaps in college academic performance were the result of racial disparities in education prior to college. When the study compared students that would not have gotten in to the university without the racial quotas

to the students who would have gotten in to the university without them, the study found the students who did get in were from families with lower socioeconomic status. The study also found that racial quotas encouraged some students to misrepresent their racial identity, in addition to finding that students with the darkest skin were more likely to identify as black after the implementation of the quotas. Francis said that a panel of 12 Brazilians rated 200-800 photographs of students based on their skin tones. He then sorted the pictures into percentiles based on these ratings. The second darkest-skinned 20 percent of students were more likely to identify as black when applying to college, but not during their interviews, which Francis said indicated they were trying to use the racial quota system to their advantage. The darkest-skinned 20 percent of students, on the other hand, were more likely to identify as black in both cases, which was more of a believable outcome, according to Francis. Ultimately, Francis stressed the importance of studying racial quotas. When schools first began implementing racial policies, many opposed them without any data or evidence of what effect they would have. “I’m happy to provide empirical evidence on what aspects of the policy were working,” he said. “I hope the results will help to craft public policies that can effectively address the problem of racial inequality.”

— Contact Elizabeth Howell at

Eli Young Band to Perform on Oct. 29 Continued from Page 1 for these events, though, we wanted to branch out to other genres for SPC events,” said Akavi. Akavi also cited SPC’s decision to bring stand-up comedian Amy Schumer, who performed at this year’s homecoming, as another example of their efforts to branch out. Shumer was the first female comedian in several years to come to Emory. Akavi said he feels that the selection of the Eli Young Band also fits well with the fact that Emory is

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located in the South and that there is a large Southern demographic on campus. “There’s still a lot of people [at Emory] who listen to [country music]

and enjoy it,” Akavi said. To secure the Eli Young Band this year, Akavi and Saeks reached out to the group’s agent. Akavi said that overall, securing the band “was a smooth process.” Akavi added that he feels having a country band will serve as “another opportunity to bring the campus together.” “Country music is one of those things you listen to in the car and sing along to,” he said. “At a country music concert, it’s generally a feelgood atmosphere.” — Contact Jordan Friedman at

Continued from Page 1 tufted bar before or after a meal in the dining room. The spacious dining room features comfortable seating. Entrée prices will start at $25. “Whenever I want to get dinner at a nice restaurant I usually end up driving to Midtown,” College senior Elizabeth Choi said. “I’m excited to try Ink & Elm because it’s right near campus, so I won’t have to make a big trip when I want to treat myself.” For a less expensive meal, the tavern will offer soups, sandwiches and coffee to enjoy in the cozy booths or on the go. In addition to lunch and dinner, the tavern serves midnight meals and snacks for students studying late, according to the restaurant’s press release. “I’ve eaten at all of the restaurants in the Village many times, so I’d like having another option,” College sophomore Sean Lannon said. “There’s no place in the Village like it, so I think students will definitely eat there a lot.” — Contact Katherine Cooper at



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Social Media More Damaging to College Apps. Lily Beatty Penn State U. The college application process can be overwhelming to high school seniors, and according to a Kaplan Test prep survey, the process has become even more of a challenge in the past year. The results from Kaplan Test Prep’s 2012 survey of college admission offices show a slightly increased use of Facebook and Google as a tool in application evaluations to about 26 percent and 27 percent respectively, compared to the previous year where Facebook was also used 26 percent of the time, but Google was only used 20 percent of the time. While this statistical jump is relatively small in relation to the year prior, the number of applicants who had damaging material found on their social networking pages that negatively impacted their applications nearly tripled from 12 percent to 35 percent this year. “The offenses we heard repeatedly [from admission officers] were underage drinking, vulgarities, essay

plagiarism, academic offenses and suspect material,” Colin Gruenwald, director of SAT and ACT programs for Kaplan Test Prep, said. Students’ social networking profiles might paint a different picture of the college hopefuls than they would like. “The traditional application—-, the essays, the letters of recommendation, represent the polished version of an applicant, while often what’s found online is a rawer version of that applicant,” Jeff Olson, vice president of data science, said in a Kaplan press release. His advice to students is to “think first, tweet later.” Of the schools polled, only 15 percent of admissions offices have rules in place to guide the use of social media in an application review process, according to the release. This leaves the majority of admissions offices with the ability to search for applicants with no restrictions, besides basic privacy settings. But that does not mean that all schools are using the Internet as an evaluation tool.

“It is not part of our evaluation process and I cannot imagine it ever will be,” David Gildea, associate director of marketing and recruitment for Penn State admissions, said. With social media and the Internet, there is a lot of information that may be or may not be factual, Gildea said. “It’s almost like using Wikipedia as an information tool. You cannot test its veracity,” Gildea said. “It’s a fun, anecdotal tool.” Gildea also said that with Penn State U. application numbers, it would be nearly impossible to search every student on the Internet. Penn State is not alone in its nonuse of social media in the application process. The survey shows that about 25 percent of admissions officers are using social networking and 75 percent reported that they are not, Gruenwald said. “Although more than a quarter of admissions officers have said they go to Facebook or Google, its still not something they do on a regular basis. We consider this a wild card factor,” Gruenwald said.

Kaplan advised students to carefully monitor their privacy settings and to check their digital trail, Gruenwald said. Some students do take precautions when it comes to Facebook. PSU freshman Maria Reviello said she monitors the material that is on her Facebook wall. “I don’t upload pictures from parties and I do not use vulgarities,” Reviello said. Before Reviello applied to colleges, she untagged pictures that could be considered unprofessional. But even with these precautions, Kaplan advises to not post damaging material in the first place because the Internet has a long memory, Gruenwald said. “The last thing any student wants is to spend years building their academic credentials, only to have their application impacted negatively by an off-the-cuff comment or negative posting they never should have posted,” Gruenwald said.

Forman Welcomes Open Discussion With Students Continued from Page 1 decision from both sides if you don’t hear one side.” Both Forman and Chakraborty emphasized that as long as students are still confused by the recent decisions, administrators and students must openly discuss the issue

together. “I have accepted every invitation I have been offered to come speak, whether by faculty, staff or student.,” Forman said. “The more we understand each other, the more students understand the context for the recent announcements, the better for the entire community.”

Forman said that he was pleased with the offer from the College Council to speak on the decision and agreed that it was beneficial for both students and himself. “Not everyone [here] agrees with everything I said,” explained Forman, “That wasn’t the goal, nor is it a realistic expectation, but [the meet-

ing] was productive. I got to hear what was on the minds of our student leaders, which was very helpful for me and they got to hear the thinking that went into some of the more confusing aspects of the recent announcements.” — Contact Dustin Slade at


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people who work in these offices can actually move things forward. process they had because it was what Dona Yarbrough, associate vice they knew,” Christian said. “I think provost for community and diversity the commissions themselves had a director at the Center for Women, little mistrust for administration and and Ozzie Harris, senior Vice Provost their motives.” for Community and Diversity, spearAfter more communication, how- headed efforts to help the establishever, Christian saw that members ment of the council and now curbecame less resistant. Some of those rently leads it. who previously served on the comHarris could not comment in time missions now serve for the publication on the council. of this article. “We were pleasHarris said in antly surprised, “People are comfortable a March 5 Emory Report article that when we met with with the process they Emory needs to the divisions, that they seem to be had because it was what transition to this they knew...” council strucvery enthusiastic and very willing to — John Latting, ture because of its participate and be a dean of undergraduate admis- increasing complexpart of the process,” sions ity with schools, administrative units Christian said. “We and hospitals as the feel really good so new system will expand Emory’s far about what we have done.” Overall, Christian said he sees definition of diversity beyond race, many members are still looking for sexual identity and gender to include class, religion, or disability. evidence of progress. At the same time, however, the “One of the things we found with the commission’s work ... [was that] Emory Report article acknowledged a lot of issues just rested somewhere the commission system’s successes and didn’t really move anywhere,” “from encouraging the university’s Christian said. “The president has a statement of regret over its historic lot on his plate so there is not a lot ties to slavery, to creating lactation of opportunity to disseminate a lot rooms, to initiating the first poliof that work in the areas it needed cies regarding transgender people on campus.” Through the commissions’ to go to.” In addition, the new Council will work, the article said, the Center for collaborate with various offices on Women, Office of LGBT Life and campus to address issues of diver- Office of Community and Diversity sity. Christian expressed hope that were created. — Contact Karishma Mehrotra at as the transitory period continues, the Council will see that engaging the


Youth Political Excitement Decreases Nicholas P. Fandos Harvard U. President Barack Obama’s lead among young people age 18 to 29 has increased slightly since March to 19 percentage points with less than three weeks until election day, according to a new survey by Harvard’s Institute of Politics released Wednesday morning. Obama, who won handily among young voters in 2008 but has seen enthusiasm for his campaign wane this time around, leads former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 55 percent to 36 percent among young people, the survey showed. Obama’s lead among likely college voters, is significantly smaller, however, at 10 percentage points. Even as the president remains popular among young people, excitement about the election among that group continues to dip. Though 67 percent of those surveyed said they were registered to vote, only 48 percent said they “definitely” plan to vote on Nov. 6. Among college students, only 63 percent of those surveyed said they are registered, compared to 79 percent in 2008. Only 48 percent said the “definitely” plan to cast a ballot on election day. “Unfortunately I think we’re headed for a serious step back in participation and turnout,” said John Della Volpe, the IOP’s director of polling, who oversaw the survey. “We’re looking at 4-5 million fewer voters under 30 years old,” he added. The reason, IOP Director C. M. Trey Grayson said, is that a growing number of young people are disillusioned by the stalemate in Congress and persistent weakness in the economy. Forty-three percent of those surveyed agreed it does not matter who

is elected in November, Washington is broken. Additionally, 31 percent agreed that neither of the candidates represent their views. The IOP pollsters said this trend should be particularly troubling for Obama, who relied heavily on young people in 2008. While 52 percent of those surveyed said they think Obama will win re-election, Romney voters seem more committed to showing their support with 65 percent saying they will “definitely” vote compared to only 55 percent of Obama supporters who say they will “definitely” vote. Despite their disillusionment with Washington, most in the survey still favor Obama’s policy stances. The survey, which overlapped with the first presidential debate, showed young voters still trust Obama more than Romney on a number of issues from health care to foreign policy. Forty-seven percent of young voters also said they trust Obama more than they trust Romney to deal with the ailing economy, the area where Romney is generally perceived to be the strongest. Only 28 percent said they trust Romney more. In evaluating the job Obama has done as president, 62 percent agreed that the problems he faced upon entering office are “so complex it takes more than 4 years to do the job.” Thirty-three percent disagreed, responding that “despite his best efforts, Obama has failed.” The IOP survey, taken between Sept. 19 and Oct. 3, asked 2,123 18- to 29-year old U.S, citizens a range of questions about November’s presidential election and their political mood more generally. The survey has a 2.1-point margin of error. A similar survey taken by the IOP in March, showed Obama leading Romney 51 percent to 34 percent overall.


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Apology Accepted Wagner’s Apology Was The Right Move Dr. Perry Brickman (51C), an alumnus who spent a year at Emory’s short-lived and now infamous dental school, presented his documentary “From Silence to Recognition: Confronting Discrimination in Emory’s Dental School” in Cox Ballroom last Wednesday. The film explores the history of anti-Semitism at the Emory Dentistry School between the years 1948 and 1961 under the guidance of former Dean of the Dental School John Buhler. During those years, the failure rate for Jewish students spiked to 65 percent, and although the Anti-Defamation League presented this data nearly 50 years ago to Emory, the University did not address the issue until recently. According to Brickman and Associate professor Eric Goldstein, who was integral in the production of this film, Buhler would tell many Jewish dentist students after a year or so that they simply did not have what it would take to be a dentist. One student, who was flunked out due to the supposed ineptitude of his hands, went on to be a neurosurgeon. Although some faculty were aware that these Jewish students were clearly being mistreated, they did not speak up. In one scenario a faculty member explained to a flunked Jewish students that he recognized the student’s ability and talent, but had a family to support and so could not afford to speak out. After showing the film, before the question and answer portion of the evening, President Wagner issued an apology for the University’s past actions. Wagner went on to explain that after Emory’s 175 anniversary, the University chose to recognize 175 people who have made Emory history with their work or actions. Wagner elaborated that the university has decided to continue this tradition by naming one person every year that has also made Emory history. Brickman, who humbly stood on the podium alongside Wagner, was recognized as the 176 member of the Emory community to make Emory history with his film. We at the Wheel believe that President Wagner responded appropriately in offering his apology. Although it is a bit disappointing that it took the University over 50 years to publicly recognize the outright and egregious discrimination that took place on our campus a mere three years after World War II, we are glad that it happened. In light of the various scandals that have afflicted the University since the start of the school year, we are pleased that the administration is taking a more transparent approach to disclosing sensitive information of this nature, and we hope to see this trend continue in all aspects of Emory’s community.

The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board.

Editorial Roundup

College editorials from across the country The Harvard Crimson Harvard University October 17, 2012 In its staff editorial entitled “An Offensive Voice” the editorial board of The Harvard Crimson addresses the problem of racism for the sake of humor in on-campus publications. The Harvard Voice, a group on campus that runs a satire blog called “Noice,” has come under critique for a post that appeared on its blog last week. The post, entitled “5 People You’ll See at Pre-Interview Receptions,” attempted to present a “satirical” take on the types of people who turn up to on-campus recruiting events. The author unfortunately included the category “The Asian,” noting that Asian Harvard students at recruiting events all dress similarly and are “practically indistinguishable from one another, but it’s okay.” A few days after it was originally published, the post remains, but the second category has been changed to “The Super-Interviewee.” Of the many ridiculous elements of this situation, one was the litany of editors’ notes and unexplained corrections that appeared on the blog post in succession. For example, the author of the piece was changed from “The Voice Staff” to the not-much-more-elucidating “Anonymous.” The Voice also published different versions of an editors’ note while it repeatedly revised the article to edit out racist content. Notably, the author of the piece also left a comment, which read in part, “Clearly, I’ve been censored, which in itself is an interesting reflection on free speech in America. If you couldn’t tell that this article was satire, then we have bigger problems than me being ‘offensive.’” Although this particular post has come to national media attention—perhaps in part because of the editors’ ridiculously poor ability to recognize and handle offensive writing—this kind of satire is not new to the Voice’s blog. For example, a post written last year entitled “Ten Guys You’ll Meet at Harvard” joked about “The one who’s gay” that “The Harvard homosexual guy is well-dressed, charming, good-looking, smart and gets you… Except that it’s physiologically impossible. Unless you drug him or

something.” Every publication should strive to exclude content that is explicitly or implicitly oppressive, be it, for example, racist, sexist, or homophobic. Of course, The Crimson has not always been perfect itself in this regard—for example, as news writer Amy L. WeissMeyer noted in her story about the blog post controversy, the Crimson published an offensive endpaper about ten years ago that made similar generalizations about Asians on campus. Promulgating racial stereotypes, even in the name of humor, promotes a wider social fragmentation that is sadly very real on campus. And it should be clear that neither the ethnicity of nor the intent at humor by an author matter if the content produced simply serves to reinforce the kind of problematic stereotypes that oppress groups of people. [...] We do appreciate the apology posted yesterday on the Voice’s blog by the Voice’s co-president and editor, April A. Sperry ‘13. The apology noted, “The Voice is not always politically correct, but it never actively aims to hurt or insult. Snarky and pithy writing is amusing—offensive writing is not… hyperbole, humor, and social commentary can all happen without singling out a person or group of people. Talking pejoratively about Asian students in the recruiting process was both unnecessary and uncalled for.” We agree with Sperry that there are plenty of ways to do satire that are not offensive yet still funny. Unfortunately, it seems that the writers of the Voice haven’t caught on to them. Of course, there are also ways to attempt to do satire that simply aren’t funny at all. If that’s your thing, you might want to comp the semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine. No matter what, though, campus publications and their writers should not publish racist or otherwise oppressive commentary. Like it or not, one does hear these kinds of stereotypes in the Harvard community. The fact that Noice’s post has brought this problem to national attention makes it an all the more unfortunate contribution to discourse at Harvard.


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Emory Acknowledges Past Anti-Semitism Last week, Emory re-instilled the sense of pride that most people felt before the news of the SAT scandal and department cuts broke out. Emory acknowledged and apologized for the anti-Semitic practices of the dean of its Dental School between 1949 and 1959, which saw Jewish students being flunked out of the Dental School or asked to repeat a year despite respectable results. In the late 1940s, Emory’s Dental School had a dean, John Buhler. John Buhler flunked numerous Jewish students and asked many to repeat years at the Dental School. In fact, one student, Ronald Goldstein remembered Buhler saying that Jews did not have the hands to be dentists. For a long period of time, this pattern was observed, but Emory denied any allegations of anti-Semitism. Six years ago, Perry Brickman, one of the students who was expelled from the Dental School, began to collect material on and interview Jewish students who bore the brunt of Buhler’s anti-Semitic practices. This film

was screened at Emory on the 10th of October and prominent members of Atlanta’s Jewish community were present. Perry Brickman received a glorious standing ovation and the response to the film was almost as if the Jewish students of the Dental School had scored a victory. Through the film, it was unraveled that many students that had been flunked out did not tell their families about it for decades. In fact, parents of some of these children refused to believe that a prestigious institution like Emory could engage in anti-Semitic practices. Emory University denied this aspect of its history initially but this administration has been extremely forthcoming and agreed that it was important for this history to be acknowledged. President Wagner apologized on behalf of the university and one of the most important remarks he made in his address were that we must learn not only from the good aspects of our history but also the bad

parts. It was a proud moment for the Jewish community and all of us, who form the Emory community. Many institutions have aspects in their history that they are not particularly proud of, but few institutions apologize for these mistakes in public. On reflection, some individuals might feel pride for Emory after hearing about this and some might be critical of Emory, saying that the school should have acknowledged their faults a long time ago. It is easy for us to make judgments about Emory’s past practices based on its current values. It is important to understand that some of our current practices might be deemed unacceptable five decades later. Hence, we should accept Emory’s history, feel for the students who were unable to complete their education here and very importantly, accept President Wagner’s apology. Aditya Mehta is a College junior from Mumbai, India joint majoring in Sociology-Religion.

Humanities as Important as STEM Unemployment is not the Only Option for Us RHETT HENRY “So, you’re getting a degree in the liberal arts? At least you’re steering clear of ... oh, no, don’t tell me you’re thinking about a minor in ... the humanities? Oh, no.” This isn’t a particularly uncommon conversation. Whether one is telling family members what they’re interested in studying, or introducing themselves to someone at a social gathering, a student of the liberal arts or humanities can feel disregarded. Articles and essays written in defense of the fields are just that: defenses. They cede the high ground to those in STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields or on preprofessional tracks. And, at a school such as Emory, renowned for its schools of Law, Business, Health and so on, it is easy to feel surrounded by preprofessionals who have their lives on track towards a secure future, as opposed to your vague plans to ‘travel a bit’ before ‘maybe going to ... graduate school, or something.’ But I empathize. I’m majoring in creative writing and philosophy. But I don’t want to defend the liberal arts or dismiss the STEM and pre-professional fields. I just want to provide a thought or two and perhaps a locus of comfort.

First thing, though, is to give credit where it is due. There are people walking by you as you read this in the DUC who are learning, or will be learning, how to cure the human body, brilliantly conduct business, navigate the subtleties of international law or make bio-robots. How does that not amaze you? Let’s turn our noses away from the sky and look our quote-unquote ‘opponents’ in the eye and find out what we have to learn from them. If there’s nothing there, there’s nothing there, but that’s as likely to be the case in Callaway as in Goizueta. With that in mind, let’s press on. What you are doing is important, I promise. Now, the word of a long-haired editorialist counts for only so much, but go with it. We’re not the only ones learning about important things thought and done by humans — tell me how law and medicine and so on isn’t stunning — but we are some of the people doing amazing things. We are helping to preserve the memory of humanity’s great projects. Literature, philosophy, language, history. More so, our work contributes, even in small drops, to the oceans of human work. You get the point. We are doing things that are meaningful because we are humans and these are things that affect everyone in some way. On another note, I think that much of

the shame, whether from those around us or springing out of an unfortunate academic self-loathing, that comes with the liberal arts and humanities really hit a new stride with the recession. If you’re an undergraduate, you probably were in high school when the recession really hit hard. I have a friend, a graduate student, who finished a BA in religion in 2004 and had three job offers. The very notion of having those sorts of opportunities nowadays would be brushed off with a chuckle and an “Oh, aren’t you funny” attitude. And, no, the recession isn’t going to magically reverse itself once you leave campus, diploma in hand. But, you have to recognize that graduating from college, especially one such as Emory, gives you a few distinct advantages. Take it easy, because the horrifying stress of beginning our proto-adult lives will still be there to fret over once it’s time to consider that sort of thing. Which is all to say: don’t wrestle yourself into anxiety about the thing that is the “Liberal Arts & Humanities.” You’re doing good things, you can’t convince those who degrade your studies (to your face, no less), and you can’t do all that much about the economy, anyway. It’s a bitter medicine, but a medicine all the same. Rhett Henry is a College Junior from Lawrenceville, Ga.


For Many At Our Campus, Convenience Trumps the Truth To the Editor: Knowing that I do not support Chick-fil-A, friends have asked both permission and forgiveness for eating Chick-fil-A around me. I’m certainly not going to lose friends over this who clearly were aware of the issue and sensitive to me, and so I didn’t banish them from my life. I did think, however, that it was an important opportunity to have a discussion of what it means to be aware of an issue and then continue to show apathy. We face these dilemmas all the time. I could walk across the parking lot to the post office, or I could get in my car and drive to it. Choose your argument: driving wastes your fuel and money, harms

the environment, keeps the country dependent on foreign oil, or keeps you from enjoying a little exercise. The vast majority of us will still choose to drive. Too often convenience and apathy beat out all other arguments in many daily choices we make, especially when that decision has a short-term or minimal impact on our person. But some daily decisions also have an impact on those around us. Each of us shares the responsibility to make decisions not just for ourselves, but also for those in our community. We are lucky to be somewhere that we can discuss symbolism, microaggressions, and other psychological association theories that explain why and how part of

our community is harmed by having Chickfil-A on campus. I don’t blame someone for grabbing the fastest or cheapest thing they can get at Cox, I only wish the option wasn’t Chick-fil-A. I believe Emory students, faculty, staff, and administration have a responsibility to start making more thoughtful decisions that affect our community and take action to remove Chick-fil-A from campus, and more generally, to show less apathy and start demonstrating meaningful engagement in their community. Daniel Jansen Masters in Business Administration Goizueta Business School



Friday, Oct. 19, 2012


President Barack Obama is Clearly Pro-Israel Pay Attention to the Facts: The United States Obviously Supports Israel AMI FIELDS-MEYER I hear the conversation everywhere. Well, I suppose it isn’t so much a conversation as it is a statement. My Jewish friends say it all the time: “I’m voting for Romney because Obama doesn’t support Israel.” More often, the statement comes in a blunter form: “Barack Obama hates Israel.” Each time, I cringe. Each time, I’m perplexed. There is no nation on earth that this country, under this administration, supports more comprehensively and more fervently than it supports the State of Israel. Barack Obama does not hate Israel. At a meeting in February 2011, the month’s U.N. Security Council president entertained a resolution condemning Israeli construction in the West Bank. When more than 115 nations moved to pass the condemnation, only one delegate from one country raised her hand: American Ambassador Susan Rice. Because America’s status as a permanent member affords it vetopower (and as per the policy of Rice’s boss), the vote failed and the draft-resolution vanished from the international docket. Last November, President Obama was recorded having what was meant to be an off-the-record conversation with French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. Obama told Sarkozy that the United States would “have to impose economic sanctions” if the September 2011 Palestinian bid for statehood went through. In a room bereft of TelePrompTers and absent of television cameras, the American president affirmed his support for policies of the Jewish state. That same month, Assistant Secretary of State Andrew J. Shapiro – a de-facto representative of and spokesperson for the Obama Administration– delivered a speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. In his remarks, he declared that “Israel is a long time democratic ally and we share a special bond.” Shapiro went on to note that “some skeptics are questioning whether that’s enough of a reason to continue to spend hard earned American tax payer dollars on Israel’s security.” His rejoinder was frank: “We don’t just support Israel because of a long standing

bond,” he said. “We support Israel because... ensuring Israel’s military strength and its superiority in the region is (critical) to regional stability and as a result is fundamentally a core interest of the United States.” The cash sum that the United States spends on aid to Israel has increased steadily since Obama’s first year in office. According to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, in 2009, the administration spent about $2.81 billion on aid to Israel; in 2010, it spent about $3.04 billion; in 2011, about $3.49 billion. That’s an average eight percent increase in each of those three years – not to mention a 14 percent increase between the second and third years. Israel is the single largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid since the second world war. Obama has preserved and prolonged that commitment; his budget request for the 2013 fiscal year consists of $3.1 billion in aid to Israel, which includes $99.8 million specifically allocated to joint American-Israeli missile defense development. President Obama has also sculpted American foreign policy to quell the existential threat posed to Israel by Iran. In his first appearance at the United Nations as president, Obama asserted that if Iran chose to “put the pursuit of nuclear weapons ahead of regional stability...then they must be held accountable.” He echoed such sentiments in comments during his 2010 and 2011 U.N. remarks. And just last month, he told delegates, “a nucleararmed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,” and vowed that “the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” And if Obama’s words speak, his actions scream. During the summer of 2010, Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (CISADA), which enacted severe penalties for companies who do business with the Iranian petroleum sector. And under the Iranian Transactions Regulations as amended by the Obama administration in March 2012, anyone involved in breaching said laws may be slapped with up to a $1 million fine or jailed for up to 20 years. Last August, Obama signed yet another set of crippling sanctions against Iran. The law, according to the Wall Street Journal, “closes

Mariana Hernandez| Staff

loopholes in existing sanctions law on Iran, and adds penalties...(and) broadens the list of available programs under which sanctions can be imposed on Iranian individuals and entities.” A representative of AIPAC recently told me that these Obama administration policies are “the most severe sanctions the U.S. has imposed on any country – even the Third Reich.” Barack Obama does not empathize with the Iranian regime. The Obama years have seen no adverse change in the way of American policy towards Israel; and yet, Obama’s stronghold on Jewish voters (who traditionally support Democrats overwhelmingly) slips from his grasp each day. The president’s support among Jewish voters has dropped 19 percentage points since last election season, from 78 percent in 2008

to just 59 percent today. Why is there a disparity between steps Obama has taken and the approval he’s gained? In truth, today’s underlying “tensions” between Israel and the United States amount to a handful of personal gripes between leaders, a series of ultimately trivial comments on West Bank settlements, and hyperbolic questions surrounding Obama’s ties to the Islamic religion. These conditions have acted as a frustration in the realm of PR and messaging, but by no means have they given rise to a real shift in policy. Every day, I hear it from close friends, in op-eds by billionaire Jewish donors, pervading the blogosphere: President Obama is anti-Israel; he exercises evasion in the face of the Iranian threat; his policies are crippling or harmful to Jews, Israelis, or Zionists. I

respond to my Jewish friends in a voice that I hope will resound: Any such claim is a rash one, based on perceptions plagued by exaggerations and misreadings. We know antiIsrael; we have seen anti-semitism. President Obama embodies neither. If you intend to support Governor Romney in this election because you believe that the top 2 percent of the American populace should see its taxes decrease, or that women should have their bodily decisions checked and regulated by wealthy men, or that immigration reform should begin by way of expulsion, I wish all the power to you. But if your allegiance to Israeli security is holding you back from casting your ballot for the Democratic ticket, it’s time to rethink your vote. Ami Fields-Meyer is a College freshman from Los Angeles, Calif.



Second Debate Doesn’t Deter Romney

Science Haters Don’t Understand America Anti-Science Politicians Are Wrong

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It’s Tuesday night, and I’m sitting in front of my television trying to make sense of what I just saw from the second presidential debate. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney both put in strong performances, and my initial impression is that it was a draw. The first thing that struck me was Obama’s attitude. After the first debate, in which Obama was incredibly passive and was handed a huge loss by Mitt Romney, he came across as a much stronger, more combative debater. This was not unchecked by Mitt Romney: there were fierce back-and-forth matches between the two candidates throughout the debate. Obama’s body language and facial expressions were also much improved. However, he did sport a quiet grin that resembled the snarky, sarcastic grin that turned many people off from Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate. Both sides used wrong or misleading facts. President Obama claimed that Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-walking program that resulted in the murders of hundreds of Mexican and American citizens at the hands of drug cartels, was started under the Bush administration. ABC’s Jake Tapper called him out shortly after the debate, confirming on that the program was in fact started in October 2009. Romney, when discussing women’s jobs, cited a figure of 580,000 jobs lost by women under Obama’s watch that, according to updated labor figures, is actually closer to 283,000. Some points were just messy. On the subject of fossil fuel production, Mitt Romney

repeated the critique that oil production is down on federal land by 14 percent. This is true – according to Politico’s initial factcheck, oil production dropped from 726 million barrels in 2010 to 627 million barrels in 2011. However, Obama’s counter-claim that oil production was actually up slightly under his watch was ALSO true: only 619 million barrels were produced in 2007. (The increase into 2010 was likely a result of latent Bush-era policies that hadn’t fully taken effect.) The format for the debate was a source of frustration. Questions were sometimes completely ignored, but were usually coopted in the process of making larger political points. More than a few questions were also biased: one particularly bad question asked Mitt Romney to explain how he was different from George W. Bush, forcing Romney to defend his platform and giving Obama a chance to demagogue without fear of serious retribution. Candy Crowley, the debate moderator, was also a frustrating point. Leading up to the debate, Crowley had expressed interest in playing a more substantive role in the debate apart from just the “referee.” This definitely came into play with her frequently pointed follow-up questions. Her efforts to rein in responses instigated several disruptive matches with both Romney and Obama as she tried to maintain control of the debate. Romney seemed to get the short end of that stick: not only was Mitt denied the opportunity to respond effectively to several accusations by Obama, but timecounters after the debate found that Obama had over three minutes more speaking time

than Romney. Crowley clearly overstepped her role by acting as an on-the-spot “fact-checker” late in the debate. During a heated question on Libya, Romney criticized Obama for failing to label the Benghazi attack as a terror attack early on. Crowley jumped in, referencing the transcript and saying that Obama did use the phrase “act of terror” in his initial response speech. Obama supporters in the audience cheered, violating the no-applause rule. After the debate, however, Crowley admitted that Obama’s use of the “act of terror” phrase in that speech was vague, and that Romney’s point that the administration’s response to the Benghazi attack was muddled was basically correct. Her interference on that question heavily impacted public perception of the debate. While hardcore liberal and conservative bloggers have already begun making early cases for why Obama or Romney won, I don’t think either side landed a clear win. Romney met Obama’s new-found fighting spirit head on, and the two threw basically the same amount of punches back and forth. Both had clear strengths and weaknesses on key issues. However, the President was unable to clearly defeat Mitt in response to the verbal beating he took in the first debate. This means that Mitt’s recent surge in momentum will most likely continue, and this is going to crank up the pressure on Obama for the third debate. Until then, the competition leading up to November 6 will be even more fierce. David Giffin is a second year Masters in Theological Studies student at Candler School of Theology from Charleston, Ill.

One of the most important issues facing America today, especially while we are in an unemployment crisis and a stagnant economy, is education. Education is how the job-creators and innovators are given the tools they need to thrive, and those who fill those jobs receive qualifications and training that allow them to do those jobs to the best of their ability. It is truly how the innovative engine of America thrives. Therefore, we as Americans should pride ourselves with the notion that there are certain inalienable facts that we can figure out. We are always on the pursuit of truth, in science, in philosophy, and in life. This pursuit of truth is what allows us to grow as a society, to understand the world around us, and to understand exactly how it is that we fit into it as individuals, as a society, and even as a species. This is why it is so troubling when politicians attack science. As a society that can only move forward when we learn more, and not resist knowledge, it is a problem when we attack knowledge directly. If you disagree with this premise, you need look no further than Galileo Galilei, who was subjected to house arrest and charged with heresy for believing that the Earth revolves around the Sun (which, sadly, a 1999 Gallup poll suggests that 18% of Americans disagree with). However, let’s talk about controversial things that shouldn’t be controversial today. The big bang theory isn’t controversial; it is the best explanation for how our universe formed. Embryology isn’t controversial; we can observe it in so many animals, and even in humans. Evolution isn’t controversial; there are mountains of evidence that support it and there has never been any credible proof to the contrary. Given these premises, you can imagine my shock when a Congressman from Georgia’s 10th Congressional District (covering Athens and Milledgeville), Dr. Paul Broun, said this: “All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. It’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior. There’s a lot of scientific data that I found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I believe that the Earth is about 9,000 years old. I believe that it was created in six days as

we know them. “ Viewing science as an assault on one’s faith is just as poor a view of science now as it was in Galileo’s time. Believing the Earth is 9,000 years old fails to take into account mountains of scientific evidence to the contrary, such as the fossil record. Still, that’s Dr. Broun’s opinion, and he is allowed to have it. What troubles me is the notion that this man is on the House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, the committee responsible for science policy in America. Paul Broun is allowed to have his beliefs, but to give him a say in legislation that affects science funding (including studies into the big bang theory, evolution, and embryology) is, in my view, a mistake. Someone whose decisions can so drastically impact the scientific field should not dismiss the fundamental principles that make the study of science even possible. Biology, for example, is incomplete without evolution. As a country that prides itself on being the first to land a man on the moon, a country that pioneered aviation, a country that makes advances in medicine and basic science research that impact our lives and our understanding of the universe every day, can we really afford someone who doesn’t believe in the basic tenets of science deciding scientific policy for our country? I would think not. Interestingly, a conservative talk-show host in Georgia, named Neal Boortz, has actually started to petition voters in that district to write in Charles Darwin as a protest move, noting that Dr. Broun’s comments “[make] Republicans look like knee-dragging, stilltending, tobacco-spitting Neanderthals.” I would not go that far, but I would say that this is not a good show for our political system, our state, or our country, and that it is in fact a shame that Dr. Broun is running unopposed. The protest move, while hilarious, is unlikely to hold, given that Charles Darwin is dead. However, I hope that the backlash from this tactless speech makes Dr. Broun think very hard about whether he wishes to continue representing his state and serving his country on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Vijay Reddy is a College senior from Fayetteville, Ga.

“We are always in the pursuit of truth in science, in philosophy and in life.”



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October Photography Contest

This week: Brownies






ARIES Go out and treat yourself to a new pair of corduroy pants for the cold weather — you’ve earned it. A matching thermal shirt could be nice too. Everybody loves a good thermal.

Taurus Bake some brownies this weekend. Your apartment will smell great, and your roommates will love you. Plus, you know, brownies are delicious. So there’s that.

Gemini Next time you wake up, go ahead and hit the snooze button a few times. Jupiter is perfectly orbiting in your favor — you won’t miss anything important. Especially not an exam, or anything like that.

Cancer No date for this weekend’s date party? Don’t despair! Take your Kindle instead. You two will have a great time and will be the most “novel” thing your friends have ever seen.


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First Place: Tianran Zhang

Why not spice it up and head to the DUC for dinner? The moons of mars are perfectly aligned for the pizza to be extra special tonight.

First place goes to College sophomore Tianran Zhang, whose contest entry captured a terrific view of Lullwater Park, with the Clairmont Tower visible in the background. “The lake is like a mirror, reflecting everything above and introducing us into the beauty of symmetry,” Zhang said.




Canvassing Isn’t as Easy as it Sounds By Alfred Artis Staff Writer

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College sophomores Emily McCutcheon and Aryn Weinstein started a line of clothes called “zero f’s given,” which they run from their room in the Delta Delta Delta lodge.

Student Clothing Label Boasts Handmade Style By Jenna Kingsley Staff Writer Bleaching, ripping and studding don’t sound like typical activities for an Emory student. But instead of having textbooks and term papers strewn across their dorm room floors, College sophomores Emily McCutcheon and Aryn Weinstein prefer scissors, clothing dye and a pile of thrift store shirts and jean shorts that, to some, seem excessive. McCutcheon, who is double majoring in political science and history, and Weinstein, who plans on entering the Business School, turned an apparel crafting hobby into an online design company last year when they launched their clothing line “zero f’s given.” The idea started as a Facebook group between McCutcheon, Weinstein and a few friends who would post Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

ideas and crafts they’d done themselves or just found on the Internet. “I guess this summer we kind of figured out we could make money off of it,” McCutcheon said. “We had too many clothes to begin with, so we thought it’d be nice to get rid of some of them.” The line expanded in June 2012 from Facebook to Etsy, an e-commerce website that specializes in vintage and handmade items and crafts. The site has been compared to a DIY crossover between Amazon and eBay and allows sellers to list their goods on the site for a very small fee. McCutcheon, who had always been involved with crafting, got Weinstein interested in making shorts after the two bonded over the online crafting site. During the summer, they launched “zero f’s given.” McCutcheon set up the store on Etsy and Weinstein was in charge of creating the logo. They made and sold

the in-demand shorts separately from home. The line features an array of colored, bleached, distressed, embellished and decorated jean shorts and shirts. The shorts typically run anywhere from $20 to $35 and the shirts stay at around $15. The project is all about making shorts, not money. Any profit made goes into buying more supplies to use on the next order. McCutcheon and Weinstein insist that the line is simply a hobby-turned-Etsy-shop. It’s something they do simply because they enjoy the process. Weinstein is responsible for naming the line “zero f’s given,” which reflects the distressed nature and look of effortless fashion the clothes exude. The lack of capitalization is significant to the goal of the brand: chic, yet carefree.

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I went canvassing last weekend. I did it for $50. It was almost worth $50. In case you don’t know, canvassing means knocking on doors to remind people they live in a republic. Sometimes people forget that they can vote. I don’t forget because my people fought tooth and nail to get this right, but I guess voting is kind of a hollow victory when you still don’t have a job, fair housing policies or gilded SUVs. I felt odd canvassing for the democrats because I am still a registered republican. I was not canvassing for Obama, because the economy does that for him. I was canvassing a candidate for the State House of Representatives because I enjoy exercises in futility. For instance, one time I went fishing without bait. That was kind of like canvassing for a state representative. Except when I went fishing, I had a rod. The group that organized this is the collection of democratic members of the lower house of the state legislature. They are the most powerful democratic organization in Georgia. They want to turn Georgia “Blue.” I offered to find them a time machine to take them to 1964. They declined. Those were different democrats. Now we have women. We canvassed the city of Douglasville. Douglasville is outside Highway 285 — the perimeter. My friend from Atlanta told me that if I leave the perimeter I should always bring a Bible, hand sanitizer and a gun. Douglasville is a suburb of Atlanta, so I left the gun. Douglasville has clean air and only incidental racial segregation. As you would expect, the people are fat. Even the rich people who can afford vegetables are fat. It is west of Georgia, so Sherman did not burn it. It has a quaint, historic downtown

with brick buildings and no “colored entrance” signs. The city is divided by train tracks. Just like in the 50s, there was a “right” side of the tracks. Incidentally there was no left side of the tracks because this is a heavily conservative area. I brought my friend Zane. He is a dandy fellow. He supports liberal social issues. I told him we were canvassing for Obama’s mission. I did not lie. Obama’s mission includes electing as many democrats as possible. This made Zane less dandy. He wanted to canvass just for Obama. I brought one volunteer from Emory. The two other volunteers from Emory flaked because people at this school are selfish. Last week two of my friends flaked on me. They are dead to me. This flakiness makes me look bad because I am the “Junior Executive Director of Volunteer Recruitment” for this organization. I got that promotion because my bosses think long titles are funny. My full title is “Senior Executive Research Intern Fellow and Junior Executive Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Personal Assistant to the Chief of Staff.” They are mocking me. I asked for a promotion to “paid intern,” and instead they gave me title promotions for the next five days. They also gave me a 20 percent pay raise. 20 percent of nothing is nothing. Democrats are not nice. Two Spelman women are trying to take my job. Spelman is the all-black, all-girls school that produces crisp, decisive women. The Spelman sisters are my arch nemeses. I was dismayed to walk into the campaign headquarters with two volunteers, only to see the Spelman Sisters brought eight. Women always love helping other women. I cannot compete with sisterhood. All they have to do is summon their sisters to their side with some sort of sisterhood conch. I have no

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Buy a bag of Dove chocolates this weekend. Their witty, inspirational quotes will be the highlight of your day. And on top of that, you’ll get to eat some chocolate.

Libra Why not spend the weekend familiarizing yourself with the latest programming languages to create a game that rivals Rollercoaster Tycoon?

Scorpio The winds produced by Mercury’s spin will blow in your favor on your weekly run through Lullwater. You will PR the loop around the lake.

Sagittarius The whole universe is teaming up this week to give you the best weather you have seen in months. Take a nap on the quad, play some Frisbee ... maybe even skip your classes and frolic through Lullwater!

Capricorn The best week ever is coming your way: you will ace all of your exams and sleep a solid nine hours every night. Unfortunately, the week after that will be as terrible as any you’ve ever experienced.

Aquarius You need a break and a good laugh. Spend the evening alone with a bucket of popcorn catching up on all of that Honey Boo Boo you have been missing. Don’t know what Honey Boo Boo is? Don’t worry — neither do we.

Pisces You know what you should do this week? You should finally get up off the couch, pull yourself together and start writing for the Wheel! Interested in writing for a specific section? E-mail the section editor listed at the head of the page! No matter what you want to write, chances are there’s a place for it in an upcoming issue.

Horoscopes by Isabella Fraschilla and Liz Frame




Friday, October 5, 2012

Student Activities Calendar Friday, October 19 — Thursday, October 25 THEATER AHANA Theater

CULTURAL EVENTS Indian Cultural Exchange

Mirrors Friday, Oct. 19; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Oct. 20; Sunday, 7 p.m.; Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Burlington Road Building Black Box Theater

Shakti Mandir Garba with HSA Friday, Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m. Meet in front of the Math and Science Center for a ride.

Starving Artists Production

Latino Sudent Organization

The Bible: The Complete Work of God (abridged) Friday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 20, Sunday, Oct, 21, Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. WHSCAB Amphitheater Three actors, two testaments, and one hilarious romp through the Judeo-Christian holy texts!


Aids Walk Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Piedmont Park

Noche de Gala Saturday, Oct. 20. 9 p.m. Cox Hall Ballroom

French Club

Table Francaise Thursday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m. French and Italian Department



1st Annual 5k Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 20, Registration at 9:45 a.m., Race starts at 10:30 a.m., Food at 12 p.m. In Front of Clairmont Tower Register at

Emory Robotics and Computer Engineering Robotics Club Meeting Sunday, Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m. Math and Science Center W304

Emory Photography Club

Darkroom Training Session Monday, Oct. 22, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m. 5th Floor DUC Room 514E Please bring $15 dues!



Bubbe Goldberg’s Home Cooked Shabbat Friday, Oct. 19, Services at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Weekly General Body Meeting Monday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Anthropology 303

Institute for Developing Nations

Join us for our first ever home-cooked Shabbat dinner!

Sexual Assault Peer Advocates and Feminists in Action

From War Child to Peace Soldier: An Evening with Emmanuel Jal Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Cannon Chapel

Hot Chocolate Havdallah Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. Asbury Circle

Bra Chain Campaign Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12 p.m. McDonough Field

Free Foot Clinic

A performance by Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier in Sudan turned international musician. $10 suggested donation. All donations will benefit Jal’s efforts to promote education in South Sudan.

Join us as we come together for our first communitywide Havdallah ceremony in Asbury Circle and move from Shabbat into a new week. Hot chocolate for everyone!

Open Door Foot Clinic Trip Wednesday Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. Meet Behind the WoodPEC, Traveling to the Open Door Community on Ponce de Leon Ave.

Economics Empowerment Initiative Incorporated

Brothers and Sisters in Christ Weekly Meeting: Bible Study Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Candler Library Room 114

Alloy Literary Magazine

2012 Financial Empowerment Summit Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. Goizueta Business School Auditorium

Becoming Peace Soldiers: Emmanuel Jal Speaks with Students Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. The Carter Center (Ivan Allen Pavilion) Emmanuel Jal will engage in a dialogue with students about his journey from being a child soldier in Sudan to becoming an internationally recognized musician. Shuttles will run to and from the Carter Center beginning at 6pm from Asbury Circle.

Emory Christian Fellowship

Submissions Review Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Candler Library 114

Outdoor Emory

“Thursdays at 7” Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Candler Library 114

Weekly General Body Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Harland Cinema

Thursdays at 7 is a social gathering, but there is also a time of musical worship and teaching from the Bible.

Emory Pride

Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Callaway C101

Emory Anime Club

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Weekly Meeting Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m.

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Just About Everyone Loves Smiley Face Shorts Continued from Page 9 “I mean, that’s kind of the epitome of ‘zero f’s given,’” she joked. “We can’t even be bothered to capitalize it.” For two girls who presumably have zero f’s to give, McCutcheon claimed they get a decent amount of orders, more so for their shirts than their shorts. Shorts are more difficult to sell on the Internet because sizing varies over the different brands of shorts used. McCutcheon and Weinstein approached the problem by offering a “custom sizing” option on their more popular shorts; buyers can purchase some shorts in display sizes or send in their pant size and inseam measurements and have the item shipped to them, allowing five days for production. An interesting finding courtesy of “zero f’s given”: alcohol sells. Any time she goes to a thrift store to buy items to work with, McCutcheon said she grabs any alcohol shirts she sees because a blouse with booze sells. The line had a Coors Light shirt that sold within just two days of being posted. The line has some other very popular items. The biggest seller of the summer was their smiley face shorts. The neon-colored shorts feature varying smiley and winky faces on the

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back. High-waisted Aztec print jean shorts are also a great seller for the brand, according to McCutheon. When asked if the line took any points of inspiration from the popular fashion industry, McCutcheon said that she saw “zero f’s given” as a combination of LF, Urban Outfitters and Free People. Each pair of shorts is a bit dif-

ferent, depending on the designer. McCutcheon and Weinstein insist that their personal styles differ and this is reflected in their designs. “Aryn [Weinstein] is more earthy,” said McCutcheon. “I’m more sleek.” Though admittedly not a big fan of nature, Weinstein agreed that her shorts had a bit more of a natural vibe. “Your stuff is definitely edgier than mine,” she said to McCutcheon. Though the founders of “zero f’s given” have been rather successful online, they don’t believe that their shorts are something the everyday person tends to wear. “I think it’s because where we both grew up, fashion and stuff like that is not the typical thing,” McCutcheon said. “People that I knew didn’t wear this, people that I went to high school with didn’t wear this, so I think we like that we get to make or wear whatever we want. It’s nice to be like, ‘Oh, I made those’ when someone stops and compliments our shorts, and I think that’s what keeps inspiring us.” Their Etsy shop description says it all: “Two college girls making shorts, it’s that simple.” “We kind of go over the top with things sometimes,” McCutcheon said. “But if you like it, wear it.”

— Contact Jenna Kingsley at

By Chloe Olewitz


ttitude check: standing in the middle of Wonderful Wednesday and being trampled by undercover orientation leaders, neon collars peeking out from subtle sweaters, may be something in the category of “Only Emory.” We have ROTC Army women doing pull ups (because why the hell not), we have Cokes for College Council concerns (because Emory students really care) and we have stripping highlighter-tee flash mobs. Who doesn’t want to do a salsa in the middle of a chilly Wednesday, hide-and-seek with the sun, a wrap for lunch that definitely forgot the bacon? Did you know that there’s going to be a bacon shortage? Bulk up on your bacon and sausage satisfaction now, we’re running low and soon our bacon wallets and bacon mints and bacon soap novelties are going to have to suffice. We’re crazy. We like our sweaters with slashes and pay extra for holes and rips and tears. It’s chilly and our goosebumps prove it, but we still bustle and hustle out of the way for OLs who are Sexy and they Know It, wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble. I like us dancing on campus today. Dancing through this week, maybe, as season’s wardrobes change and we avoid the coughs and colds onset by yummy indecisive weather patterns. Sniffles. Someone in a classroom too warm for too cold outside extracts a half-gone roll of toilet paper

(one-ply) from her packed full purse. She pulls the class trash can toward her center room seat, and nurses an autumn illness that couldn’t have been avoided. Sniffles and sneezes, runny noses. Bundle better, boys and girls! Mama always used to tell me, bundle up, scarf tied tighter, socks rolled higher, and why are your pants so low. Sitting in campus cafes this week, I find myself admiring the stacks of books and tables around me. Philosophers I have never heard of, biological specialties that I didn’t know existed. Humble pie, maybe, that we are so diverse and so different and do so much, taking a moment to appreciate what I don’t know and what there is for me to learn. I think ahead to the last time I will register for classes, and one more chance to branch out. Thoughts down the road, returning to focus on tests and midterms and assignments and senior year P.E. Daydreaming. Who doesn’t love a flash mob? Busy busy as we are mid-semester, when you all skipped to a center stage Wonderful Wednesday interruption, the rest of us watched. We rush from class to library to lunch on the fly, we eat running down the quad, we tap our toes in Starbucks lines that take too long. But everybody stops for a spontaneous moment of Emory entertainment, huddling, giggling, wobble, baby, wobble. Orientation’s great.

Election 2012: A.J. Discovers How to Convince a Republican to Vote for a Democrat Continued from Page 9 conch. I have no sisterhood. I would ask an Emory fraternity to help, but all they would want to do is ironically canvass for Ronald Reagan. Zane and I did not canvass on the right side of the tracks. We did canvass on the politically left side of the tracks. We canvassed a subdivision called Serenity Plantation. I was not aware you could cultivate serenity. Agribusiness is a powerful lobby. I don’t know if there is a serenity crop subsidy. The majority of the houses in Serenity Plantation were Victorian style “manors” with round towers. One house was canary yellow with a

wraparound porch, an attached tower with a parapet, Bavarian windows and a dingy paint job. All the houses

Georgians like conservatism. Or liberalism if this were 1860s Austria. were tinged with gentle neglect, either chipping paint or broken porch steps or unkempt lawns. They were beautiful, but slowly decaying, like a cougar

in her 50s, or Peyton Manning. The subdivision was a land of playhouses built for regular-sized people, or regular-sized playhouses for giants. When Zane and I canvassed a republican’s house, we mentioned the candidate’s business credentials. We explained that she is an internal auditor at a Fortune 500 company, so just like at her company, she will make sure the government spend our tax dollars efficiently. She also wants tax cuts for the middle class. When we canvassed republicans, we made her sound like a conservative. Georgians like conservatism. Or liberalism if this were 1860s Austria. I had a car, so I had to drive a set

of lady-canvassers to their “turf.” Their turf was split in two. When they finished one turf, I took them to their second turf. This second turf was not as clean. There is no polite way to describe this place. It was a crack-haven infested den of sin, degradation and economic depression. A dog ran by. I asked the lady-canvassers if they felt comfortable. They replied, “Hell no.” I took them back to Headquarters. When I dropped them off again, it was in a similar neighborhood. Little did I know, the people of the neighborhood were having a barbecue. The lady-canvassers were treated to ribs and fish, and a fresh perspective on economically

depressed neighborhoods. Zane the dandy and I canvassed a little old white lady’s house. We

At the next house, the owner peeked through the blinds but never opened the door. told her we were with the democrats. She said, “Uh mmm. Uh mmm. Uh mmm.” Then she slammed the door. At the next house, the owner

peeked through the blinds but never opened the door. At the next house, the woman answered the door but was talking on the phone. She did not hang up or put it on hold. I told her about the candidate while she nodded her head, either at me, or to the other person on the phone. I felt like a Mormon. But, I did not feel like Mitt Romney. After sweating for a cause, I left $50 richer but infinitely wiser. In fact, I learned a valuable lesson that day. If you want a republican to vote for a democrat, make the democrat sound like a republican.

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Coach, Players Unsatisfied with Back-to-Back Performances Continued from The Back Page numbers each day,” Sjoberg said. Chen and Roth were again the top performers for the Eagles. Chen shot a one under 70 on the third day to place him at a score of 217, good for a tie for ninth. Roth was able to shoot

a combined score of 230, which was good for a tie for 54th. “Hopefully the guys will realize we have a lot of work to do, and that will lead to a great off-season and we will be ready to go this spring,” Sjoberg said. — Contact Brian Chavkin at

Friday, October 19, 2012

Six Senior Players Honored for Dedication and Hard Work Continued from The Back Page opportunities seven to one. On Oct. 14, the Eagles held their annual senior day game versus the Rochester Yellow Jackets, paying tribute to the four years of terrific effort and dedication of Lee and midfielder Merril Bachouros, defender Ashley Kaiser, Kruse, and goalkeepers Kaele Leonard and Erica Stein. “It was a very emotional day, and was really inspiring to play with all the seniors,” Bachouros said. The offense came to life in the second half with two goals, but it was the persistence of the defensive unit which allowed Emory to harness its second straight win, giving up a mere four total shots. “This is not a group that sits home and only defends. They bring the pressure against the other team and always need to be tracked by their opponent,” Patberg said. In the 55th minute, Morell fed junior midfielder Kelly Costopoulos a beautiful cross from the near side into the six-yard boss, where she netted her team, co-leading its sixth goal. It was Morell’s second assist of the season. The Eagles extended their lead in the 76th minute, when Feldman scored off of Bachouros’ deflected shot for her third goal of the season. Leonard earned the clean sheet,

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The Eagles held their annual senior day game on Sunday to honor their six senior players (pictured above) Erica Stein, Kaele Leonard, Ashley Kaiser, Katy Kruse and Merrill and Lee Bachouros. improving her record to 5-0-3 in the 2012 campaign. The Eagles dominated the Yellow Jackets in all aspects of the game, including racking up an incredible 37 shots to the Yellow Jacket’s four. Throughout the 2012 season the Eagles have outscored their oppo-

Emory Remains Tied for First in Conference Standings Continued from The Back Page Friday marked Natalino’s third game with two or more goals on the season. He now leads the Eagles in both goals and points with 11 and 23, respectively. The senior co-captain cited the entire team’s improved play as reason for his strong numbers. “Statistics are a total team effort, so when anyone on the team has a good year statistically it makes everyone feel good because it usually means that the team is doing well as a whole,” Natalino said. Garofalo’s three assists matched a school record and increased his teamleading season total to six. It was the first time an Emory player recorded three assists in one game since 2010. Sunday’s matchup provided much more drama. The Eagles dueled Rochester to a 1-1 tie that lasted two overtimes and kept the Eagles with a share of the UAA lead. The Eagles had opportunities to grab an early lead in the first half but were unable to convert. Scott had a shot deflected by Rochester senior goalkeeper Scott Garfing and knocked another off the post. The Eagles held a 9-1 advantage in shots at the end of the frame. After more back-and-forth play, the Yellowjackets took a 1-0 lead on a goal from sophomore forward Jack Thesing in the 63rd minute of play.

The lead looked like it would stand until Garofalo notched his fourth assist of the weekend, launching a corner kick to junior forward Andrew Jones, who knocked it in to knot the game up at one apiece. The goal was Jones’ third on the season, moving him to third on the team in points with 11. Momentum shifted in overtime, with Rochester owning a 9-2 lead in shots over both periods. Still, the Emory defense held strong and neither team was able to send in a game-winner. Freshman goalkeeper Abe Hannigan, now 5-2-1 on the season, foiled the Yellowjackets’ best scoring opportunity in overtime when he deflected an upper-corner shot from Thesing. The 1-1 tie wrapped up the team’s Senior Day, in which each of its seven graduating players — Garofalo, Natalino, Scott, Moore, midfielder David Langton, midfielder Nick Jones, and goalkeeper Alex Wong— were honored before the start of the game. The Eagles’ senior class has put together a 43-20-6 record over the last four seasons. Emory remained in a tie for first place in the UAA, but the league remains wide open. Though the team has its eye on a conference title, Natalino maintains that they have an even loftier goal for the end of the regular season.

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Sophomore forward Stephen Gathman dribbles the ball down the field. The Eagles played two conference opponents last weekend. “A UAA title would mean a lot to the seniors,” he said. “Out of my four years here I haven’t seen a class who deserves it more than this one. But ultimately, our goal is a national championship.” One contest remains before the

Continued from The Back Page and advanced to the finals after triumphing 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinal round, but she eventually fell to University of Tennessee Chattanooga’s Jovana Pecovski. The score in the finals was 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. The Eagles’ doubles team of sophomore Lauren Pinsky and freshman Marissa Levine fought hard and bounced back to win their next two matches after an initial drop. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College Championships were also held over

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Eagles Drop a Match, Finish As Top-Conference Seed at 3-2 (26-28, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23, 12-15) with Washington University claiming victory over the Eagles in the fifth set. Bourque contributed 22 kills to the game, followed by Silverman with 12 and Bowman with 11. Miles contributed an impressive 46 assists. Erwin, Bowman, Taub and Silverman all contributed 33, 21, 20 and 19 digs, respectively. Of all the matches, McDowell found Washington to be the least impressive. “I think we would love to redo the Washington University match,” McDowell said. “We felt like we made a lot of errors and mistakes in the game.” However, what continues to impress McDowell, mistakes and errors aside, is the camaraderie and determination of her team. “We stayed on the road through all of fall break,” she said. “This team gets along so well; we’re really enjoying being together right now.” Even more notable is the result of

the UAA Round Robin II tournament in terms of seed going into the conference games. The Eagles are now seeded first, a feat McDowell and the team are extremely proud of. “That’s a big deal, to come out as the number one seed even though we lost a match,” McDowell said. “There were two other teams that also lost matches, and we finished with the best record overall. We’re very pleased with that.” After the Round Robin, the Eagles went on to face Slippery Rock University (Pa.) on Tuesday and Point Park University (Pa.) on Wednesday. Emory volleyball won both contests, bringing their overall season record to 24-4. The Eagles’ next game is the Wid Guisler Invite at Juniata College (Pa.) on Friday, Oct. 19. The team will then compete in the Juniata Tournament in Huntingdon, Pa. versus Eastern College (Pa.) and Heidelberg University (Ohio) on Saturday. — Contact Jenna Kingsley at

the weekend. Junior Gabreille Clark and freshman Emma Taylor both won. Clark claimed the NCAA Division III singles title. Clark and Taylor teamed together earlier in the tournament to win the Division III doubles draw as well.The Duckworth Classic was the ending event of the 2012 fall season for the Eagles. The women will be back out on the courts in the spring, on Saturday, Feb. 9, at home against Clayton State University. — Contact Nicola Braginsky at

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Sophomore outside hitter Kate Bowman goes up for a tip. Bowman had 11 kills in the Eagles’ game against Washington University (Mo.)

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squad takes on the teeth of their UAA schedule: the team’s final home match of the season is against Covenant College on Friday, October 19th at 7 p.m. — Contact Ryan Smith at ryan.

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nents 42-7, as well as outshooting them 337-64. They have big plans for the conference tournament, as well as the Division III playoffs. “We have to make sure we are getting better during training session and every game. We have to be able to solve tactical things other teams

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Hello everyone, and welcome back. It seems as though we just finished our first round of midterms, but now another round is coming. And I have to start studying now, because in all reality there is no way that I will be doing anything productive during Halloween weekend. Speaking of being productive, I would like to take this time to apologize to anyone who thought drafting Chris Johnson was a good idea. He is just awful, and his team probably hates him too. But at least he has his money! Wait, that comment was for Alex Rodriguez. Let’s make our way to the picks. (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)

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Week in and week out I discuss how much I abhor Joe Flacco. I am sure that he is a nice guy in person, but when he puts on those pads and goes out on the football field I just cannot stand the sight of him under center. Yet he has the Ravens at 5-1. With the Texans, I firmly believe that Matt Schaub is a career backup stunting the growth of the Texans to a championship caliber squad. Yet he has his team at 5-1. Both teams have great running attacks, and spectacular defenses. However, the Ravens will be without Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb, and the Texans will be without Brian Cushing. Both are suffering big losses on the defensive side. However, I hate Matt Schaub more and therefore am picking the

Speaking of quarterbacks that are absolutely awful, this game is a showcase of two of the league’s best! Frat Stafford has been a disappointment for the Lions, whereas Jay Cutler has not been able to tap into his potential and lead and otherwise solid team to the promise land. Both these teams are going to have a lot of trouble advancing in the playoffs even if they are able to reel off some victories because of the mediocre play of their signal callers. However, this is a game where I believe that a dominant running attack will have a significant impact, so I am betting on the Bears. That is an issue for another time. CHICAGO 27 Detroit 20 — Contact Jayson Patel at


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Men Score Six Over Undefeated Weekend

Swimming and Diving The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host their first intercollegiate duel meet of the 2012-13 team of the season Saturday. They will compete against D-I opponent UNC-Wilmington.

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fourth goal of the season. Feldman scored the Eagles’ fifth goal of the game, lifting a ball inside the 18-yard box over the keeper’s head in the 79th minute for her second goal this season. “I was really happy with our play overall,” Patberg said. “Any time you are able to score five goals against any UAA opponent is great.” The Eagles dominated the Spartans in the box score, outshooting Case Western 19-6 with nine shots on goal to Case Western’s two. The Eagles’ dominated corner kick

The men’s soccer team went undefeated against two University Athletic Association (UAA) foes over the weekend, notching a 5-2 victory over Case Western Reserve University Friday and a 1-1 tie against the University of Rochester on Sunday. The Eagles improved their record to 7-5-2 (2-1-1 UAA). Key offensive performances from seniors fueled the win over Case Western. Senior defender Alex Scott struck first, heading in a corner kick from fellow senior defender David Garofalo only three minutes into the game. After the Spartans tied the game at 1-1, sophomore forward Dylan Price gave the Eagles the lead on another assist by Garofalo in the 22nd minute of play. The goal was Price’s tenth on the season, already besting his career high set over his freshman campaign. Scott struck again in the 29th minute on another header, giving Emory a 3-1 lead at the intermission. Sophomore defender Jeffrey Cochran was credited with the assist. Senior midfielder Andrew Natalino extended the Eagles’ lead with a goal off yet another assist from Garofalo in the 47th minute. Natalino scored again in the 53rd minute off long passes from freshman midfielder Nick Schook and junior midfielder Alistair Moore, establishing a commanding 5-1 lead for the Eagles.

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Team Ends Season Against D-I Foes By Nicola Braginsky Staff Writer The women’s tennis team travelled to the 2012 Duckworth Fall Classic, hosted by Clemson University (S.C.). The Eagles competed against NCAA Division I and II players as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) programs. “It was really fun to see how our team competed against Division I teams. We definitely held our ground, and to have four people in the finals of their flights was a great outcome for the weekend,” sophomore Allie Damico said. Freshman Beatrice Rosen began the day by earning a 6-3, 6-4 victory. She proceeded to earn a 6-3, 6-1 win in the semifinals. In the finals round, Rosen put up a strong fight, but fell 6-2, 6-3 to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Olga Barscheuskaya. “Our team has started out on a good note, and we are getting better every day,” Rosen said. Freshman Stephanie Loutsenko earned a 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 victory in her first match sets. She continued her strong performance with a 6-4, 7-5 win in the semifinals, and she finished as runner-up after a battle for the gold against the University of South Carolina - Upstate’s Julie Bell with a final three-set score of 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Damico had a strong tournament as well, first defeating Lipscomb University’s (Tenn.) Reagan Panovec (6-0, 6-2) and then Brenau University’s Eline Nagels (6-2, 4-6, 6-0). She fell in the finals to the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga’s Kayla Jones with an ending score of 6-1, 6-3. “It felt good to be able to utilize what we have been working on into actual match situations, and it resulted in a majority of us coming out on top,” sophomore Danielle Truitt said. Truitt received a first-round bye,

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Sophomore forward Charlotte Butker dribbles the ball up the field for the Eagles. Butker is tied for the team lead with 16 points on the season. The Eagles won two games this weekend to maintain their No. 1 ranking.

Women Extend Winning Streak By Drew Heuman-Gutman Contributing Writer The Emory women’s soccer team extended their undefeated streak with wins over Case Western Reserve (Ohio) and the University of Rochester (N.Y.), 5-0 and 2-0 respectively. The Eagles now sit at 10-0-3 on the season (3-0-1 UAA). With the two victories, the team maintains its No. 1 ranking for the second straight week. “Being nationally ranked No. 1 is a testament to the players’ hard work and their consistency on the field. It is nice to be recognized for their hard work,” Head Coach Sue Patberg

said. “Having said that, we all realize that this is only the coaches’ poll and this must be kept at the forefront at all times.” In the Oct. 12 contest, the Eagles brought the pressure against Case Western Reserve in their most dominant UAA effort thus far, netting three goals in the first half and two in the second. The Eagles began their offensive barrage in the 18th minute, when junior forward Veronica Romero netted her sixth goal of the season from the 18-yard box. “V [Veronica] has so many subtleties about her game that make her so

dangerous in front of the net,” Patberg said. “She has a very lethal game and has great off-ball movements.” In the 30th minute, senior forward Katy Kruse netted the first of her two goals in the game. Sophomore forward Emily Feldman deflected senior midfielder Lee Bachouros’ corner kick towards Kruse, who kicked it in. Kruse notched her fifth goal of the season in the 42nd minute on a giveand-go from freshman midfielder Jordan Morell. The strong offensive play of the Eagles extended through the second half: junior midfielder Clare Mullins ripped a shot 25 yards away for her



Squad Wins Three of Four at UAA Tournament By Jenna Kingsley Contributing Writer The sixth-ranked Eagles volleyball team had a successful weekend at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Round Robin II tournament in Pittsburg, winning three of the four games played. The team’s record now stands at 22-4 for the season. The Eagles won both their matches on Saturday against University of Rochester (N.Y.) and Case Western Reserve University (Ohio), settling the scores at 3-1 and 3-0. They split their Sunday matches, winning 3-0 to Brandeis University (Mass.) and dropping a close game against Washington University (Mo.) with a final score of 3-2. “We’re really happy we came out of Round Robin as the number one seed going into the conference

tournament,” Head Coach Jenny McDowell said. “That was our goal.” The Eagles won all but one set in their victory over Rochester Saturday (25-10, 25-13, 21-25, 25-12). Senior co-captain middle hitter Breanah Bourque led in kills with 14, followed by sophomore middle/outside hitter Kate Bowman and senior co-captain middle hitter Alex Duhl. Freshman setter Sydney Miles dished out 40 assists, while Bowman led in digs with 16. The win was followed by a victory over the Case Western Reserve Spartans, 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-21). Bourque again led with 12 kills, followed by Bowman and sophomore middle/right side hitter Cat McGrath, both with 6 kills. The assists were again dominated by Miles, this time at 31. Bowman led in digs at 14, followed by freshman libero Taylor

Erwin at 11. Despite their dominance, McDowell was not overly impressed with her team’s performance. “I would say we played OK,” McDowell said. “It wasn’t our best weekend.” The Round Robin II continued on Sunday with a match against Brandeis University. The Eagles dominated, with a final match score of 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-15). Bourque led the team to victory with 12 kills, followed by Cami Silverman with 10. Miles aided with 31 assists and the combined efforts of Taylor Erwin, Bowman and Sarah Taub defended the court with 14, 13 and 11 digs respectively. The final game of the weekend was extremely close. The score ended

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Jarvis Places Fourth in Field of 132 By Megan Hunter Contributing Writer The men’s and women’s cross country teams both captured first place finishes at the Berry College Viking Open this weekend. The top six runners on the men’s side did not compete on Saturday in order to recover from last week’s tough effort in Indiana and to prepare for the upcoming UAA Championships. The meet was important for the rest of the team, as it was the last chance the athletes had to earn one of the final four spots on the travel roster for the UAA meet in Rochester. Senior Scott Jarvis had an outstanding performance, finishing first for the Eagles in 26:41. Jarvis’ performance secured him a fourth place finish in the field of 132. After a disappointing race last

week at the Pre-National meet, Jarvis was fired up to get in a solid performance and prove that he deserves a spot on the UAA Roster. “I didn’t let the bad race affect me, and I just knew I had to trust my training,” Jarvis said. The next four Eagles across the line were junior Ishan Dey (10th), sophomore Tyler Cooke (12th), sophomore Ryan Callahan (14th) and sophomore Hirsh Gaikwad (17th). Associate Coach Carl Leivers was proud of his team’s efforts, but knows that he has to make a tough decision regarding his top ten runners. “The guys have done a great job working hard all year, and it shows when you have a race like this,” Leivers said. “Deciding on 10 athletes to race at UAAs is going to leave someone who is very deserving out, and that’s a shame.”

The Emory women won the meet by a landslide, placing nine runners in the top 13 collegiate finishers. Sophomore Hannah Moriarty continued her impressive campaign with a personal best 6k time of 23:17. Moriarty finished second overall and was the first collegiate runner to cross the line. Sophomore Marissa Gogniat also ran an impressive race, trailing only 10 seconds behind Moriarty. “Running alongside my teammates helped me commit myself to maintaining a consistent pace,” Gogniat said. Accompanying Moriarty and Gogniat in the top seven were sophomore Elise Viox, sophomore Stephanie Crane, freshman Aileen Rivell, senior Calleson Edwards and sophomore Ashley Stumvoll. The top seven Eagles had a 31 second spread between the first and sev-

enth runner this weekend. The team has been practicing pack running in weekly workouts to encourage carryover into meets. Crane attributes the close spread to the team’s strong leadership from team captain, Edwards. “Calley [Edwards] has been working hard to bring all of the different classes together, and I can see it in our running,” Crane said. Head Coach John Curtin was pleased with his runners’ performances, but he is not satisfied yet. “The ladies put forth a good effort today, but I think they are capable of giving more,” Curtin said. “It’s time to add all of the little things together.” The next challenge for the Eagles will be the UAA Championship meet on October 27th in Rochester, N.Y. — Contact Megan Hunter at

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With a two-day score of 147, junior Johnathan Chen finished ninth at the Oglethorpe Invitational. The team finished fourth.

Chen, Roth Finish Ninth, Lead Eagles By Brian Chavkin Contributing Writer The golf team has seen a lot of action this month, competing in two tournaments in the last two weeks. Their play began when the team finished fourth out of 15 teams in the Oglethorpe Invitational on Oct. 8 and 9. The tournament was a 36-hole event, which was played at the Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club, a par 71 which measures 6,848 yards. The Eagles finished with a combined score of 600, 18 shots behind first-place Oglethorpe University. “We got off to a slow start on Monday, and Monday’s round wasn’t very good,” Head Coach John Sjoberg said. “Tuesday we bounced back nicely with a 297.” Juniors Johnathan Chen and Will Roth were the top performers for Emory, both finishing in a tie for ninth with a combined score of 147. Chen played well the first day, shoot-

ing an even par 71, but had some trouble on day two, shooting a five over 76. “I personally had a good start, but struggled early on the front nine the second day,” Chen said. Roth began the first day with a four over 75, and concluded the tournament on the second day by shooting a one over 72, which was tied for the best score on the team. “It was a very good tournament for Will Roth, who had his first top 10 finish,” Sjoberg said. The team then travelled to Destin, Fla. for the Golfweek D-III Fall Preview. The tournament was a 54-hole event, played at the Raven Golf Course, which is a par 71 measuring 6,793 yards. The Eagles finished in 13th place with a combined score of 907, falling short of St. Johns (Minn.) who finished in first. “We did not drive the ball very well as a team, which led to some big

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