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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Environmental Sciences To Launch Grad Program Students Could Receive Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Five Years By Rupsha Basu Asst. News Editor
ollege freshmen dressed up in their best for the annual freshmen semi-formal at Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Saturday evening. Food and drinks were served, including a variety of desserts. A DJ played popular music and dancers performed coordinated routines around crowds of students.
Study Finds Potential Infant Autism Diagnosis By Harmeet Kaur Patterns of eye contact in infants may indicate whether a child will develop autism, resulting in diagnoses as an infant rather than as a child, according to a recent study by Emory researchers. In the study, published in academic journal Nature on Nov. 6, researchers used eye-tracking technology to measure how infants look at and respond to faces, bodies and objects. The researchers found that children later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) showed a decline in paying attention to other people’s eyes within the first six months of
life, compared to children who were not later diagnosed with autism. Warren Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine and was lead author of the study with Ami Klin, chief of autism and related disorders at the Marcus Autism Center and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at Emory. Jones said these results are the earliest signs of autism ever observed. William Sharp, instructor of pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, said that the results of the study will allow for earlier diagnoses of autism, which could lead to earlier and more effective intervention.
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“For most kids, autism isn’t being diagnosed until they’re five or six years old,” Sharp said. “If you’re waiting that long, you’re missing out on a host of critical periods early in infancy and childhood where you could be intervening. This will help close the gap and provide treatment in an effective manner.” According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 88 children were identified to have ASD in 2008. Jones said evidence-based therapies such as Applied Behavior Analysis, which is a system of behavior modification designed to bring about positive change in behavior, can be effective interventions for children with autism. Such therapies, Jones
said, can be very helpful in improving a child’s communication and daily living skills. Jones said eye contact is a “fundamental building block of social development.” He said the study found that infants whose eye contact declined most rapidly were also the ones who were most disabled later in life. “Attention to other people’s eyes is an important part of infant development,” Jones said. “Babies look more at the eyes than at other parts of the face, and more at the face than other parts of the body.” According to the study, deficits
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Emory’s Department of Environmental Sciences will launch a new program next fall that will allow sophomore and junior Environmental Studies majors to earn both a Bachelor and Master of Science in five years and one summer. After the program is in place for one year, Emory will also launch a two-year graduate program for nonEmory students. The 4+1 Emory program is designed to apply the natural and social sciences to regional and global conservation, according to a statement sent to the Wheel by Uriel Kitron, the chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences. Kitron added that the need for a graduate program exists due to increased demand and opportunities for research in the field. “Increasingly, people are looking for something that will set you apart from people with a bachelor’s [degree],” he said. The environmental sciences include ecology, conservation, earth sciences and social sciences with the ultimate goal of creating solutions to regional and global environmental challenges. According to Kitron, the major is one of the most interdisciplinary fields of study. The department members will hire additional professors, specifically those with a focus in the social sciences, for the five-year program, Kitron said. In regard to the new two-year program, it is not a requirement for students who apply from outside of
Emory to have studied environmental sciences as an undergraduate, Kitron said. According to him, an interest in environmental studies has increased during the last few years due to the political dispute about climate change. While politicians continue to dispute the facts about climate change, many scientists agree that human beings are mostly responsible for global warming. Kitron said the disparity exists because scientists are not adequately communicating their hypotheses to the laymen. “The way we communicate as scientists is not very effective,” he said. “We are trained as scientists to give all the facts. It’s not a good way to communicate with the media.” He added that another potential reason for the ongoing political dispute is the financial agendas of lobbyists, particularly in the United States as compared to various European countries. As the issue of environmental preservation becomes more prominent in mainstream media, Emory Environmental Science students are also faced with the local ecological challenges present in Atlanta’s urban ecosystem. “Atlanta is a fascinating case study,” Kitron said. “Atlanta has a lot of advantages and a lot of problems related to climate, transportation, sprawl and deforestation.” As more and more people move into urban areas, students in the field will need to understand not just the science but also the political fac-
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LGBTQ Becky Provine, 64, Left Officials Nursing Legacy at Emory Give Papers To MARBL By Dustin Slade News Co-Editor
By Naomi Maisel Staff Writer Four Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) elected officials in Atlanta donated papers to Emory’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Books Library (MARBL) earlier this month that reveal their experiences as official figures and members of the LGBTQ community. The donors include Georgia State Rep. Karla Drenner, Atlanta City Council member Alex Wan, Doraville City Council member Brian Bates and Atlanta political activist Ken Britt. Wan, who donated the materials from his 2004 campaign for the Georgia House of Representatives as well as his campaign materials from the 2009 and 2013 Atlanta City Council races, said these documents will be crucial to historians in looking back on the lives of members of the LGBTQ community and clearly tracing their development. Wan said he plans to donate materials from the years he served on City Council and other related files he will come across during his time in office. “While all of us in the LGBT com-
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Rebecca “Becky” Provine, Emory’s vice president of patient care who dedicated her life to caring for others, died Tuesday. She was 64. The cause of death was complications related to breast cancer. Provine, who passed away at Emory University Hospital, came to Emory in 1996 from Memphis with her husband of 33 years, William “Bill” Provine, who is also a nurse. She began her work at Wesley Woods Hospital as a clinical nurse specialist certified in geriatrics. She spent 11 years at the hospital until 2007 when she took over the role of chief nursing officer. In 2011, during an organizational restructuring of Emory Healthcare, Provine was promoted to the position of vice president of patient care. Provine’s responsibilities at the hospital gradually increased not because she sought them out but because her peers identified her as a leader, Chief Nursing Executive of Emory Healthcare Susan Grant said. “She had a passion for the care of the elderly,” Grant said. Grant, who used to be Provine’s boss, became very close with Provine through her years at Emory. “She became a very dear friend,” Grant said. “I had a lot of admiration for her and really respected her. I helped her with some things, and I learned a lot from her.” Grant added that Provine had a great sense of humor and a quick wit. Provine, who spent 42 years as
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Rebecca Provine, Emory V.P. of patient care, died Nov. 12 due to complications from breast cancer.
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a nurse and worked until the end of her life, was recently named the 2013 Georgia Nursing Leader by the Georgia Organization of Nursing Executives. Provine received the award before she died. When her director notified her that she had won, Provine joked that they must not have had many nominations. “Truth is, there were tons of nominations,” Grant said. Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Marilyn Margolis, agreed that in addition to her work ethic, Provine had a wonderful sense of humor and could “always see the joy in things.” “She was a servant leader; she really defined what it meant to be caring about others,” Margolis said. “She really was the one person that I know that truly served everyone. She served her patients, served the hospital, her employees [and] her leadership team.” Provine was active at her church, Grant said, pointing out that she taught
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Students from 13 campus organizations designed their own outfits made out of plastic trash bags, caution tape and newspaper for Emory Fashion Forward and Unity Month’s Trashion Show.
Students Strut in ‘Trashion’ Show By Karishma Mehrotra News Co-Editor Students danced, strutted and modeled their handmade, caution tape dresses, newspaper skirts and trash bag vests down a pseudo-catwalk for a packed audience in the Dobbs University Center’s Winship Ballroom Friday evening. The third annual Trashion Show brought 13 competing student organizations — such as Emory’s dance troupe TrickaNomeTry (TNT), Volunteer Emory and the Residence Hall Association — and one individ-
ual to design and create outfits made out of trash and recyclable materials for prizes worth up to $300. Emory’s fashion club Emory Fashion Forward organized the event in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Programs and Service’s (OMPS) Unity Month, a monthlong effort to inform Emory of its diversity. “The purpose of the Trashion Show is to encourage students to get creative through upcycling, to showcase the arts at Emory and to collect donations for a local nonprofit,” Emory Fashion Forward
Co-President and Unity Month Coordinator Jenny Fernandez, who is in her final year at the Rollins School of Public Health Masters program, wrote in an email to the Wheel. “In addition, the Trashion Show aims to unite various student groups in a creative manner and bring together students from diverse backgrounds.” Judges — Matt Garrett, assistant dean for Campus Life and director; Jessica Morrison, interim assistant director of OMPS and Lisa Kendall, associate director of the Office of
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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • Top Syrian rebel commander Abdul Qadir al-Saleh died of wounds sustained in an air strike on a rebel base in the Aleppo province on Thursday, Nov. 14. Al-Saleh, who died overnight, led the rebel group Liwa al-Tawhid, which consists of between 8,000 and 10,000 forces. Delegates from the Bashar al-Assad regime discussed plans for a peace conference with counterparts in the Russian foreign ministry in Moscow on Monday. The meeting followed a Thursday telephone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, their first phone call since Putin’s reelection in 2012. • Workers at the tsunami-struck Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan began removing the more than 1,500 fuel rod assemblies from a storage pond of the Unit 4 reactor Wednesday. The removal of these approximately 13-foot-long tubes containing uranium fuel pellets, however risky, is a necessary step in stabilizing the site. Some fear that several fuel rods were damaged during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which caused partial meltdowns in three of Fukushima’s reactors.
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• At least six people were killed in Illinois as tornadoes swept across the Midwest, overturning vehicles and destroying buildings Sunday. The National Weather Service received about 80 reports of tornadoes by Sunday night, as well as reports of hail the size of tennis balls and peak winds of up to 166 miles per hour. Hundreds of thousands of citizens in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan have been left without power. • NASA launched the MAVEN orbiter, its latest mission to Mars, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday afternoon. The probe will study the planet’s atmosphere in an effort to understand the processes that may have altered Mars’ air composition. After a two-hour launch period, the rocket’s upper stage will release Maven about 53 minutes into the flight. The orbiter will then begin its 10-month cruise to Mars, with an estimated arrival of Sept. 22, 2014.
— Compiled by Senior Staff Writer Lydia O’Neal
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This Week In Emory History
POLICE RECORD • On Nov. 12 between 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., a theft occurred in the Goizueta Business School room 304. An individual left his Ray Ban sunglasses in the room at around 5:15 p.m. When he returned at 6:30 p.m., the sunglasses were missing. The sunglasses were valued at $90.
spent at the Robert W. Woodruff Library and Einstein Bros Bagels. The student realized her wallet was missing and that fraudulent charges were on her credit card. The fraudulent charges were made at Cox Hall. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.
• On Nov. 15 at 1:43 a.m., officers responded to Longstreet-Means residence hall regarding an underage student under the influence of alcohol. A female student said she was drinking at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. The student was not transported to a hospital.
• On Nov. 14 at 2:43 a.m., a dispute occurred between three students and a taxi driver. The students were getting a ride to Eagle Row. When the students got in the vehicle, the driver gave the price of the ride. When the vehicle arrived at 4 Eagle Row, the driver said the cost of the ride was $15.25, and the students told him that they had agreed to $3 per person. The report was provided for the taxi driver.
• Between Nov. 12 at 2:50 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 7:30 a.m., a student’s wallet was stolen during her time
• On Nov. 11 at 8:38 p.m., Emory Parking Enforcement filed a complaint that someone was trying to remove a boot off a vehicle on the fire lane outside Harland Cinema. When officers arrived on the location, the student had taken the boot off. The student returned the boot to the parking office, but it had been damaged. The student said he removed the boot because he did not know what to do at the time. The student has eight tickets and two boot warnings. Campus Life was notified.
— Compiled by Crime Beat Writer Brandon Fuhr
Nov. 21, 1989 Former Cambodian political prisoner Kassie Neou recounted his story of survival at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center as part of a worldwide tour for Amnesty International. Neou, a former Cambodian government official, was arrested and driven to extremes to survive under the Khmer Rouge communist regime. He escaped by entertaining guards with stories from children’s television programs before fleeing and sending letters of protest abroad, which were soon answered by trucks bringing food and medical supplies. He told students, “You are the hope of human society. You are the generation.”
EVENTS AT EMORY TUESDAY Event: Candler Evangelical Society Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building 322 Event: Cornelis Elferink, PhD: “New Insights into Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Biology” Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Claudia Nance Auditorium, Rollins School of Public Health Event: Meet Me @ Lullwater Time: 12:15-12:45 p.m. Location: Lullwater Preserve Event: AntiquiTEA Time: 4-5 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: Peer — Tutoren (Will Snyder) Time: 4-5 p.m. Location: Modern Languages 128 Event: Speech-Language-Pathology Information Session Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Location: Modern Languages 201 Event: Queer Students of Color Discussion Group Time: 6-7 p.m. Location: 232E DUC
Event: Joint Reading: David Samuel Levinson and Malachi Black Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library Jones Room Event: The Other Red Line: Sexualized Violence in Syria and Beyond Time: 7 p.m. Location: Emory School of Law G575
WEDNESDAY Event: Generation of Sequences Through Reconfiguration of Ongoing Activity in Neural Networks: A Model of ChoiceSpecific Cortical Dynamics in Virtual Navigation Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Math & Science Center Planetarium Event: “Huntington Disease Animal Models and Pathogenesis” Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Location: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building 400 Event: Compassion Meditation Group Time: 5-6 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel 106 Event: TransForming Gender
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Location: 232E DUC Event: Ethics & the Arts and Disability Present a Screening of “The Story of Luke” Time: 6 p.m. Location: Center for Ethics 102 Event: Macbeth Time: 7 p.m. Location: Mary Gray Munroe Theater, DUC Event: “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978), Film Screening Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 205 Event: Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra Time: 8 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
THURSDAY Event: EndNote Introduction Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library 314 Event: “Proteomics of Alzheimer’s Disease: Defining New Mechanisms Beyond Amyloid and Tau” Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Whitehead Building, Ground Floor Auditorium
Event: Digital Learning: Google Sketchup - Producing 3D Projects Time: 1-2 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library 214 Event: “How Do My Students Get Here?: Admissions in Emory College” Time: 2:30-4 p.m. Location: 338E DUC Event: 2013 Neuroethics PreSymposium Seminar - “A Look at Power Structures and Bias in Academic Settings” Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 112 Event: Conversation with C.T. Vivian, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Time: 6-7 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library Jones Room Event: The New Entrepreneur: Odyssey for a Dream Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: GBS 130
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Exploring the Emory-Ga. Tech Partnership By Stephen Fowler Central Administration Beat Writer The academic, research and economic partnership between Emory and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) serves as a national blueprint for collaboration between a private and a public research university. Both Georgia Tech and Emory are members of the invitationonly Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada who are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship and solutions that contribute to the nation’s economy, security and well-being, according to the AAU website. Atlanta is one of nine U.S. metro areas with two AAU schools and serves as a model of a new efficiency in higher education that calls for schools to focus on their core strengths while collaborating with complementary institutions to maximize resources and expertise, according to the Georgia Tech Partnership website. Only a short six-mile shuttle ride separates the two campuses, brought together by a biomedical engineering seed grant program in 1987 that grew into the creation of the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, now ranked No. 2 in the country for biomedical engineering, according to a Nov. 6 Emory Magazine article. Since then, the partnership has expanded to include several breakthrough discoveries and research in areas ranging from predictive health to gerontology, according to a Nov. 13 University press release.
In a recent conversation with University President James W. Wagner in a University video interview, Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson explained his take on the success of the partnership. “When people ask me what makes this partnership successful, the response I typically give is that we compete in almost nothing,” Peterson said. “We have different pedagogical interests and different types of institutions and that, I think, is a real strength.” Wagner agreed with Peterson in an interview with the Wheel, citing “complementarity” as a foundation.
“... We compete in almost nothing.” — G.P. Peterson, Georgia Tech President “With Georgia Tech, we seek to provide partnerships where one plus one is greater than two,” Wagner said. “We consider only partnership areas in which there is an expectation that the combination will produce excellence and impact that is greater than merely the sum of the existing efforts.” Wagner also pointed out the financial impact of the EmoryGeorgia Tech partnership. Emory and Georgia Tech are members of the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), an organization that aims to expand government funding to Georgia universities to launch new companies, create high-value jobs and transform lives, according to the GRA website. “The partnership between Emory and Georgia Tech has been
greatly facilitated by the GRA, because it provides a common pool of resources on which we can draw to help build the partnership,” Peterson said. The institutions combined to receive more than $500 million in research funding and together spent nearly $1.25 billion on scientific research in the last year. According to a 2011 study conducted by the schools, Emory provides a direct economic impact in the region of $5.1 billion and Georgia Tech $3 billion, according to the Georgia Tech partnership website. In addition to the $8 billion impact on the Georgia economy, the two schools support about 50,000 jobs and have launched more than 100,000 alumni into the Georgia workforce, according to University statistics. Wagner said he sees this as another example of the intersection between natural and social sciences with the arts and humanities. “[The intersection] occurs in two places: in the common disciplines of the mind and in the common intent to pursue all of the arts and sciences in the service of humanity,” Wagner said. Both presidents are confident in the momentum of the EmoryGeorgia Tech partnership heading into the future, and that the two schools will only grow closer and better. “One of the delightful things that has happened over the years is a sense of trust and possibility,” Wagner said. “I look forward to and imagine a number of new kinds of engagements through all of our schools.” — Contact Stephen Fowler
Early Autism Signs Only Visible With Aid of Technology Continued from Page 1 in eye contact have been characteristic of autism since the condition was initially described in 1943. Jones said these deficits are widely used as features to diagnose the condition. However, Jones said that the early onset of these features were unknown
until the study. Jones cautioned that parents should not expect to identify these patterns of eye contact themselves. He said that the signs that he and Klin observed are only visible with the aid of sophisticated technology, which requires multiple measurements through several months.
Jones said the next step of the study will involve conducting research on a much larger group of infants. He hopes that in the future, the study will lead to earlier diagnosis and intervention for children with autism.
— Contact Harmeet Kaur at firstname.lastname@example.org
ollege sophomore Katherine Jensen performed a solo dance routine in her outfit made of trash bags and a Coco-Cola tin at Trashion Show. Jensen won the individual title of the competition. The group winner was Ngambika.
Katherine Jensen Wins ‘Trashion’ Show Individual Award Continued from Page 1 Student Leadership and Service — selected the all-female step organization Ngambika as the group winner of the event and College sophomore Katherine Jensen as the individual winner. They judged participants based on creativity, crowd reaction, enthusiasm and runway routine. Jensen wore a long dress made out of black trash bags and silver Coca-Cola labels. Many of the outfits utilized newspapers, wrapping paper and caution tape. Most groups performed a planned routine while others improvised a catwalk routine. While the panel made its decisions, College freshman Nicholas Arehart sang and played guitar for
the audience. This year, the event implemented a new feature. The organizers accepted new and worn clothes for donation to a local nonprofit called re:loom that aims to end homelessness. College senior and Co-President of Emory Fashion Forward Rita Fan said the Trashion show is an opportunity to collaborate creatively in a friendly competition. Additionally, College sophomore and Co-President of Emory Fashion Foward Sabrina Hwang said she enjoyed the crowd’s enthusiasm and the performers’ energy. “[The performers] put in so much effort, and I really appreciated everything that they did,” she wrote in an email to the Wheel. “I also enjoyed the crowd reaction ... I just loved everyone getting together and having
a positive, enthusiastic and supportive vibe throughout.” College junior Izzy Holmes, who participated in the show with female dance crew Persuasion, said she initially thought the show would be silly but was pleased with the event. “I think it’s something very different for Emory,” she said. “It’s nice for people to have an outlet to release their creativity.” College freshman Susan Arevalo, who watched the show, said she was also impressed with the innovation of the performers. “It’s a great chance for people to step away from their books,” she said. “Our creativity makes us more well-rounded, and it shows we can do things beyond the classroom.” — Contact Karishma Mehrotra
Provine’s Nursing and Patient Care Passion Began at Age Five Continued from Page 1 at Sunday school every weekend. The hospital conducts patient rounds regularly throughout the day and night at all hours. Provine’s passion for nursing and patient care which began at the age of five, was reflected throughout her career. Grant said Provine would come in at 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning to conduct patient rounds and then head over to her church to teach students when her round was over. One of Provine’s last initiatives was to attain the goal of having Emory Hospital recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. Emory had been working to earn the award for the last couple of years, according to Grant. “Due to [Provine’s] leadership, we are now in a few weeks going to have a site visit by the ANCC, which is the last step in the designation process,” Grant said
Grant added that only 7 percent of hospitals in the United States are designated as magnet. “To get to this point has been an enormous accomplishment, and [Provine] led nursing at Emory to this point, and we were really praying that she would be here to enjoy this,” Grant said. Margolis worked with Provine in a team of five that they called the “fab five.” Margolis said the group met every week, and no matter what the group asked of Provine, she would be able to get it done. Margolis added that Provine was always “really on top of things.” “Anyone she touches was very blessed to have her in their life,” Margolis said. In addition to Provine’s husband, she is survived by her son Andrew Cole Provine, her daughter Allison Dianne Provine and her brother, Lewis Steven. — Contact Dustin Slade at
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mory’s Muslim Students Association hosted their annual Fast-a-Thon, a charity event in which the club collects donations from students, local families and businesses. These private donors pledge to donate a dollar for every student or faculty that fasts during the daylight hours for the Muslim holiday Ramadan.
New Exhibit Displays LGBTQ Kitron Says Atlanta Acts as History and Culture Materials Urban Case Study Continued from Page 1
Continued from Page 1 tors that affect environmental policy, according to Kitron. He said those students who are interested in delving deeper into research will benefit from another year of school in order to collaborate with professors from various disciplines and gain an understanding about which direction they want to head in career-wise. “It’s a challenge and an opportunity to study one of the most fascinating urban environments in the U.S.,” he said. “It’s also our responsibility as an institute within Atlanta to do the kind of research, to practice the kind of actions that are relevant to make this a more livable urban environment.” College sophomore Conner Sears, who is an Environmental Sciences major, said she will consider applying to the program. “I think it will help attract more students to the department as well as stimulate research,” Sears said. — Contact Rupsha Basu at email@example.com
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munity are doing the work each day to advance us closer to full equality, we can’t really appreciate the piece each of us plays and how the small, incremental gains and losses we make each day play into the broader human rights arc,” Wan said. Drenner, the first LGBTQ elected official to win a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, said it was easy to choose to place his papers at Emory due to the University’s commitment to LGBTQ rights in Georgia colleges, according to a Nov. 4 Robert W. Woodruff press release. “I hope that researchers will gain an appreciation of the contradictions involved in fighting for the right of gay people to be who we are and love who we love, in the midst of Southern good manners,” Drenner said in the Woodruff press release. “It was odd to fight against discrimination by the people who often would tell me it was ‘not meant personally.’” According to a Nov. 8 University press release, MARBL introduced these papers on Nov. 18 at a discussion with the donors following a screening of the award-winning documentary “Breaking Through.”
MARBL is currently staging an exhibit called “Building a Movement in the Southeast: LGBT Collections in MARBL,” which features various LGBTQ materials, in the MARBL Gallery on Level 10 of the Robert W, Woodruff Library, according to the press release. “MARBL is committed to being a nationally recognized center for collections that document LGBT history, culture, politics, print culture and public health initiatives in Atlanta, Georgia and the South,” Randy Gue, modern political and historical collections curator, said in the press release. According to Gue, these papers are the first that the MARBL has received from LBGTQ elected officials. Wan said he hopes this collection at MARBL will become a main source for accessing LGBTQ history and culture. “I hope it also sends a strong signal to both the Emory community and the broader community that contributions and efforts of members of the LGBT community are valued,” Wan said.
— Contact Naomi Maisel at firstname.lastname@example.org
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John F. Kennedy: In the Nation’s Service By Bryan Poellot Harvard Political Review, Harvard
University Fifty years later, JFK’s most memorable quote remains: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” President Kennedy’s greatest legacy exists not in his executive orders or legislative actions, but rather the commitment to service that he inspired in the American people. Both in public service and private charity, Kennedy’s encouragement defined a generation. Through his lasting impact, Kennedy continues to influence America’s leaders and inspires students and citizens alike.
A Man of Action Kennedy’s commitment to service ran further than lofty speeches and tenuous encouragement. Rather, his own inspirational turn to public service demonstrated the extent to which he supported his own philosophy. After his brother Joseph Kennedy, Jr.’s death, JFK himself entered into the “family profession” in order to better serve his nation in matters of “war and peace, prosperity and recession, [and] whether we look forward or into the past.” Recalling his time at Harvard in a 1960 recording, Kennedy remembered his future Senate rival Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.’s election to the Senate during Kennedy’s freshman year, in 1936. Remarking how he could never have thought he would eventually defeat the Senator in the future, Kennedy called upon others to consider public service, including the “freshman that would probably end up defeating [him] sometime.” Similarly, Kennedy would prospectively encourage college students today to enter in public service. Naturally, then, Harvard’s own John F. Kennedy School of Government could not have received a more appropriate name.
A Man of Influence
Through institutions such as the Peace Corps, President Kennedy altered both American and international conceptions of service. He believed service need not stop at national boundaries. He thought America’s code of morality must stand as a model for other nations, and America must be a people that demonstrate greatness worldwide. In another testament to Kennedy’s influence, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s recent Radcliffe visit illuminated Kennedy’s personal charm among the nation’s young people. Explaining her fondness for Kennedy in her youth, when her father was mayor of Baltimore, Pelosi’s story suggests that Kennedy’s voice carried far, and his call to action even farther. President Kennedy’s handsomeness and charisma may have contributed to his 1960 electoral victory, but it is his idealism and policy that contributed to his superior legacy and popularity. His presidential image was unique, but his influence was mainstream. Even Kennedy’s allegedly questionable character would not detract from the president’s legacy. For those who ascribe to him purportedly indecent actions, President Kennedy’s legacy remains distinct. His actions as a person are one aspect, but the ideas that he stood for remain another. Regardless of what one suspects of the former, the latter remains unquestionably popular and ethical.
A Man of Unity America remembers November 22, 1963 for the loss of a leader who understood American values and generated enthusiasm for American exceptionalism. On the brink of turning a Cold War into a hot one in October 1962, Kennedy maintained that America would not yield to Soviet pressures. A firm believer that America would triumph over communism, Kennedy knew the American “freedom experiment” would ultimately prove successful, and he brought the country together in a time of crisis.
Kennedy also unified the American people across party lines. Kennedy espoused the ideals of both liberalism and conservatism. His conscientious regard for people’s welfare combined with his acceptance of economic liberty made Kennedy a bipartisan idol, unmatched in popularity. It is Kennedy’s non-partisan character that best contributes to his positive impact. Consider another of Kennedy’s famous quotes: “If by a “Liberal” they mean…then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.” Subsequently listing compassionate aspects of liberalism, Kennedy’s quote does as much to redefine liberalism as it does to redefine himself. Kennedy, a heavy defense-spending and taxcutting capitalist at his core, argued not for Washington’s interference in people’s welfare. Rather, Kennedy positively argued for inspiring people to provide for themselves and to further challenge them to provide for their country. It is hard to find a place for Kennedy in the modern political spectrum. A long-revered hero to the left, his actions more appropriately place him as a centrist. In some respects, Kennedy could be described as the best Republican president in recent times. At the same time, Kennedy’s commitment to the Democratic Party is well documented. Kennedy was certainly progressive in matters of civil rights, women’s rights, and other social issues. He challenged public perceptions and fought oppression. In that way, everyone can learn from Kennedy’s leadership. Amid tough political challenges of increasing polarization, Kennedy appears to be among the greatest role models for both the left and the right. In his image, let us hope to find resolve. A pragmatic politician but an inspirational ideologue, President Kennedy’s encouragement of public service should not be taken lightly. One of America’s greatest leaders was assassinated on November 22, 1963, but his ideas live on. Fifty years later, we all share responsibility for keeping the torch burning.
ord James W. Dooley made an appearance at freshmen semi-formal this past Saturday at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. He posed in pictures with students dressed up in formal wear and joined in on the night of dancing.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Editorials Editor: Priyanka Krishnamurthy
Kicking Out ‘Emory Makeouts’
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Zachary Elkwood is a member of the Class of 2015. His cartoons have become a staple at the Wheel.
Twitter Account Fosters Embarrassment A Twitter page named Emory Makeouts (@emory_makeouts) has surfaced this semester. The page, run by an anonymous admin, asks participants to send in photos of Emory students making out in public places to an email address, and reposts the photos with humorous captions. No names are tagged — neither those of the subjects in the photo, nor that of the person who submitted it. Emory Makeouts has already garnered around 330 Twitter followers since September. On the whole, we see major issues with Emory Makeouts. First, we feel it encourages students to attempt to embarrass or shame one another without any kind of accountability for that action. While one friend posting a photo of another friend making out on a personal Facebook page would allow for that friend to be held accountable, Emory Makeouts permits its users to post photos without any sort of authorship. It protects the anonymity of person who sent in the photo, voiding them of any kind of responsibility. Second, the photos are posted on a public platform without the subjects’ permission — a clear violation of personal privacy. Though doing so is technically legal, we at the Wheel find this inappropriate, non-consensual and invasive. Although we cannot say the intent behind Emory Makeouts — whether it is intended to shame students or merely entertain — we can say we think it is an invasion of privacy, one that has the potential to seriously humiliate students. It seems that Emory Makeouts is a product of a larger culture at Emory, one that simultaneously promotes and stigmatizes sexual activity in a “party” atmosphere. On the one hand, many students feel that certain party environments facilitate atmospheres sexually engaging with your date is encouraged or even expected. However, simultaneously some are made to feel ashamed for being promiscuous and are shamed for their sexual behavior. So to make out or not to make out? The answer is you should do what you want. And this includes feeling comfortable saying “no,” and having that “no” respected without ridicule or further pressuring. But if you do choose to engage in public snogging, does that mean it’s okay for a picture of it to wind up on Twitter? We feel the answer to this question is no. This issue boils down to communication and consent — whether that involves making out at a party or posting a photo of a friend. University discourse on consent often excludes “making out” or other types of physical contact and refers almost exclusively to sexual contact. But there are a variety of pressures implicit in our social interactions every weekend, and consent is absolutely necessary to creating an atmosphere of respect. We at the Wheel are calling for open dialogue to discuss how Emory should handle these issues. At this University and beyond, we should always feel safe to say no, and Emory Makeouts doesn’t give students who are photographed without their knowledge that option. The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of The Emory Wheel.
Editorial Roundup College editorials from across the country The Harvard Crimson Harvard University Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 In its staff editorial, “Vote Yes on the Bottled Water Ban” The Harvard Crimson discusses the necessity of banning water bottles considering it is the most intuitive way to save the environment. It’s mid-morning, and you have a few minutes between classes. You’re thirsty, and being health conscious, you make your way to the Science Center and purchase a bottle of water. You chug the water, throw out the bottle, and book it back to your classes. In the process, you’ve dropped $1.25 and used up some finite resources—not as productive as you’d hoped your morning would be. On Nov. 18, Harvard students will vote to make their mid-morning water breaks more environmentally friendly—as well as more convenient. If the Environmental Action Committee’s referendum passes, the Undergraduate Council will urge administration to end the sale of single-use plastic water bottles on campus while installing water fountains and refill stations in all academic and residential buildings. We at The Crimson suggest that you vote for this measure. Single-use plastic water bottles represent one of the most easily obviated threats currently plaguing the environment. As the EAC notes on its homepage, the production of bottled water releases millions of tons of harmful chemicals—such as C02— into the environment. After the water’s consumption, those very same bottles often end up in overflowing landfills or swirling, oce-
anic garbage heaps. Ending the sale of bottled water on campus would constitute a step toward addressing this problem and advancing President Faust’s explicitly stated goal of mitigating the University’s environmental impact. The referendum’s measures would also improve students’ daily lives. Since the measure also calls for more water fountains placed throughout campus, students would have access to cheaper, cleaner, and more convenient water. Here in Massachusetts, we benefit from some of the strictest water supply regulations in the country, and there is no reason to avoid water fountains or tap water for fear of water quality. Bottled water is not held to the same exacting standards—it simply isn’t cleaner than tap water. Imagine a world in which you didn’t have to book it to the Science Center and shell out your money just to get some water. Instead, imagine quenching your thirst for free at a conveniently located water fountain, or using a refill station to fill your reusable bottle. The whole endeavor would take less time, cost you less money, and help the environment. In her letter opposing fossil-fuel divestment, President Faust said that “we need to strengthen . . . our approach to sustainable investment,” and the coming referendum provides us with just that opportunity. This is a common-sense measure that will help the environment and improve our daily lives. We hope you vote “yes” on the bottled water ban, and that Harvard quickly enacts it.
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All Mondays Should Be Meatless Raising Awareness Around Food Consumption EDMUND XU WILL GOODWIN
Take a stroll through campus and broach the topic of the DUC’s “Meatless Mondays” to fellow peers. In all likelihood, you will come across some conflicting opinions on the HE MORY HEEL topic. You may hear complaints pertaining to Arianna Skibell EDITOR-IN-CHIEF how it is not Emory’s place to force unwanted diets onto its students, or you may hear conJordan Friedman Executive Editor cerns about being unable to acquire adequate Volume 95 | Number 22 Lane Billings Managing Editor amounts of protein without a standard grilled News Editors Asst. News Editor chicken breast alongside your veggies. While Business and Advertising Dustin Slade Rupsha Basu Karishma Mehrotra Asst. Photo Editor these are valid concerns, the introduction of Editorials Editor Thomas Han Akeel Williams BUSINESS MANAGER Meatless Mondays offers no infringement on Priyanka Krishnamurthy Asst. Features Editor Blaire Chennault Sales Manager Sports Editor Zoe Mesirow student’s rights or diets but rather is a great Ryan Smith Ashley Bianco Maggie Daorai Design Manager attempt to stimulate awareness and action Student Life Editor Copy Chief Jenna Kingsley Sonam Vashi surrounding food consumption. Account Executives Arts & Entertainment Editor Associate Editors Bryce Robertson, Lena Erpaiboon, Salaar Ahmed, Emelia Fredlick Firstly, Monday is only one day out of the Vincent Xu Photo Editor Christopher Hwang Przybylski, Annabelle Zhuno, Julia Emily Lin week. Students can use their Dooley Dollars James Crissman Leonardos Nathaniel Ludewig Features Editor Business/Advertising Office Number for other options on campus if they truly want Nicholas Sommariva Nick Bradley (404) 727-6178 Online Editor meat. Ross Fogg Secondly, we have never witnessed a truly “meatless” Monday at the DUC. On previous “Meatless Mondays,” we have seen filleted The Emory Wheel welcomes letters and op-ed submissions from the Emory community. fish, burgers or Korean BBQ for dinner. Letters should be limited to 300 words and op-eds should be limited to 700. Those selected Lastly and most importantly, we, as a commay be shortened to fit allotted space or edited for grammar, punctuation and libelous content. munity, need to acknowledge the underlying Submissions reflect the opinions of individual writers and not of the Wheel Editorial Board costs of eating meat in this age of centralized, or Emory University. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail to The Emory Wheel, industrial food systems through actions, such Drawer W, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. 30322. as Meatless Mondays. Only in the past century has eating meat
become such a quotidian act, requiring little effort or consideration by the consumer. For the majority of our modern existence, meat consumption was a luxury usually reserved for special occasions and holidays. This shift in consumption was largely due to a mid-20th century movement that implemented new farm policies, synthesized novel petrochemicals and pioneered large-scale farming methods all in an effort to combat the mounting worldwide hunger.
Perhaps changing your diet may have more of an impact on climate change than switching to a Prius. The movement, known as the “Green Revolution,” was a roaring success in terms of generating vast amounts of grain and meat to stymie world hunger. However, the consequences of the movement, both to our health and to our environment, were slowly exposed in the generations that followed. Due to the large supply of meat and its high accessibility, the average American consumes nearly 200 pounds of meat per year, according to Physicians for Social Responsibility, over 70 pounds more than what is recommended by United Stated Department of Agriculture.
This overconsumption of meat not only leads to higher rates of obesity but has also been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. Another drawback of our conventional food industry is that 40 calories of fossil fuel energy is required to produce just a single calorie of beef. If that number doesn’t concern you, consider the a 2006 report by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization that estimated 18 percent of global emissions originating from livestock — more than the combined emissions of all transportation methods. Perhaps changing your diet may have more of an impact on climate change than switching to a Prius. Neither of us claims to be a strict vegetarian by any means. As with anything, we believe that consuming meat in moderation is not only healthier for our bodies but also more sustainable for the environment around us. Meatless Mondays spurs dialogue over important issues surrounding food sustainability by increasing our awareness of the true cost of our actions. So, when you are in the DUC on Monday, eyeing those succulent pesto burgers, I challenge you to honor Meatless Mondays by choosing the veggie option. You may just find your Tuesday chicken breast that much tastier for it. Will Goodwin is a College junior from Decatur, Ga., and Edmund Xu is a College junior from Los Altos, Calif.
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Not Just Giving, Giving Thoughtfully
MARY CLAIRE KELLY
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Blame the Republicans A Look Into the Problems Occurring in Congress It’s no secret that the United States Congress is a laughingstock. It has made people from around the world scratch their heads more and more in the past few years, and Americans have generally maintained a record-low approval of Congress for quite some time. The primary reason for this contempt is popularly seen as partisan gridlock, which is a standard, agreeable answer. But it’s about time that we admit that the problem with Congress is not Congress, but the Republican Party and its refusal to advance the will of the American people. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s boldly honest proclamation: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” a statement I have become fond of quoting as it perfectly illustrates the problem with Republicans, and therefore, the problem with Congress. Similarly, former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint said that stopping the Affordable Care Act “would be his Waterloo.” The GOP’s approach has been: well, we can’t beat the President, but we’re sure as hell going to stall or sabotage everything he proposes. The recent government shutdown was the most glaringly obvious example that the problem with Washington is not gridlock or both parties unwilling to compromise but rather the Republicans. Democrats should not accept an iota of blame from anyone for allowing legislation, which they already passed, to stand. Subsequently, approval ratings of the Republican Party fell to an alltime low of 28 percent, but there has not been a significant change in opinion that recognizes Republicans as the problem. More superficially, their retention of the House in
next year’s midterm elections somehow still seems likely. Likewise, the Senate’s failure this past spring to advance legislation that would require background checks with the purchase of firearms is not due to gridlock. Nor is it the fault of the two-party system, and it’s not even a consequence of the power to filibuster in the Senate. The problem is that Republicans systematically abuse the power given to the minority party and ignored the 90 percent of Americans who favored such legislation, which is enough to blow steam from anyone’s ears.
Immigration reform remains the last hope ... This trend continues along issues of higher taxes on the wealthy, which a substantial majority of Americans support. More recently, Gallup reported that an increase in the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour has the support of a whopping 76 percent of Americans but will likely not even be introduced in Congress. For now, immigration reform remains the last hope of Congress acting to reflect the will of the American people. But while it passed the Senate this past summer with several concessions from Democrats, Speaker John Boehner has refused to even hold a vote. There is an absolute void of logic that he has allowed over 40 votes in the House for the unattainable repeal of the Affordable Care Act but will not allow legislators to vote to
reform immigration, which actually has some chance of becoming law. Over 60 percent of Americans wish to see a third party emerge, and though the thought of it sounds nice, there probably would not be a change in Washington that Americans want to see. Congress does not operate as a parliamentary system and for most of its history, it has functioned well under the two-party system. Whether DemocraticRepublicans, Federalists or Whigs have been in power, a third party has not been particularly necessary. Whether it’s in the interest of political prudence or it’s just the uncomfortable reality of the situation, we as a country have been extremely hesitant to state the problem with Congress. The closest we have gotten is noting that it has been out of touch with Americans and its separation from reality. In fact, the problem is reminiscent of the scene in “Moneyball” (2011) in which Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), as the general manager of the Oakland A’s baseball team, asks a table of scouts how they are going to replace players they can no longer afford. Beane goes around the table asking “What is the problem?” to which each of the gray-haired, bespectacled men give typical responses. Beane interrupts each of them mid-sentence and eventually explains to his unreceptive audience, content with the status quo, that in order to succeed they need to think differently in order to recognize and then address the real problem. Voters and Republicans alike must do the same. Online Editor Ross Fogg is a College senior from Fayetteville, Ga.
It’s painful to watch tragedy from the comfort of your couch, and it’s painful to recognize the privileged triviality of that pain. It’s also painful to learn about typhoons, floods, tornados, warfare and extreme poverty because by hearing the quotes of those whose lives have been inexplicably ruined by these devastating forces, you realize your own fortune. And by the incredible talent of the human mind to see itself mirrored in others, you recognize that the family torn apart by an explosive gust of wind could have been your family. Those crowds scrambling, scavenging for food and clean water could have been your friends. A lone man or woman, struggling to survive in a debris wasteland, could have been you. The natural reaction in this natural process of empathetic grief is to do something, to do anything possible to help those nameless, faceless crowds of people who are in this instant clinging to life somewhere far away from you. You need to help because in any instant, the sturdy walls around you could fly away in splinters and your plaster ceiling could suddenly become an angry black sheet of water about to break upon you. You need to help because you care about the awful experiences of these people who gaze back at you with traumatized eyes from your CNN homepage. You feel, in a strange way, as if you should apologize for your central heating and your tap water. You want to give the victims your excess groceries and working electricity, because they deserve it more than you. This urge to reach out feels necessary and immediate. You want to give. This need to help takes place on a global scale. According to a Saturday report by the U.S. Agency for International Development, countries around the world have pledged approximately $166.7 million in relief aid for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Over $27 million of these donations came from the U.S. Still, this relief falls short of the $301 million requested by the U.N. Humanitarian Action Plan for the Philippines typhoon response. On a local level, it is easy to find a way to give to the relief effort. International humanitarian organizations like the Red Cross, UNICEF and the World Food Programme have simple ways to donate minimum amounts from the Internet or by telephone. The Red Cross even accepts donations through text messages or through Facebook. In a Nov. 15 news story, NPR reported that the Philippines’ tendency to export workers “has created a far-flung and yet close-knit diaspora” which is responding strongly to this tragedy. Atlanta’s microcosm of this global community came together last week at Cathedral of Christ the King in Buckhead for a special mass to pray for the victims of the tragedy. Emory University’s own Filipino Student Association is holding a fundraiser event on Nov. 23, with all proceeds going to Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK), a nonprofit organization that works in the province
of Capiz. All of these options to help can seem overwhelming if you truly want to use your money to make a lasting and effective difference. If you have a specific goal for where you want your money to be spent (i.e. food, women and children, construction), the site Charity Navigator has listed organizations that are providing aid and has also given those organizations transparency ratings. Although the knee-jerk reaction may be to donate immediately, it is always a good idea to do research before giving an organization your funds. The ARK is an organization that relies solely on volunteers and is completely on the ground, allowing all of your funds to go directly to relief programs. If you are worried about your money being spent on general administration or being saved for future use, many organizations are transparent about their donating process and allow you to designate where your gift should be going. Author for Slate and humanitarian aid worker Jessica Alexander pointed out that many people are wary of directly donating cash, since organizations may use some of those costs for general operating. People want to see their donations making a difference. However, Alexander writes that even funds used for overhead costs for organizations like the Red Cross are necessary — especially in a situation like the current one in the Philippines, where access to fuel and communications is nearly impossible in some areas. Charity Navigator points out that in emergency situations sending supplies is “simply not practical or efficient,” even though packaging up a box of food and physical donations may feel like you’re making a more immediate impact. Mail service in the Philippines is not functional at the moment and oftentimes well-meant donated supplies can be useless and waste volunteer time. Alexander writes that relief aid workers have a special nickname for the hand-medowns and old canned goods shipped in as donations: SWEDOW — Stuff We Don’t Want. The desire to help is an admirable emotion. But the process of donating to a worthy cause should be done with thoughtful consideration so that you ultimately end up making the most tangible impact. There is always enough time to think about your donation, although it may seem like immense disasters like Typhoon Haiyan demand immediacy. It is also important to think long-term, since in many cases areas hit hard by catastrophes will need years to recover. Typhoon Haiyan in particular has devastated key sectors of the Philippines’ economy, meaning that the country will continue to need longterm help. Giving is something that should be done wisely and with thought. Although giving is an emotional act, it is above all most important to remember the recipient. Aid goes toward relief for victims, not relief for your conscience. Mary Claire Kelly is a College senior from Tucker, Ga.
Why We Need Technological Advances in Medicine ABHI KAPURIA The scientists at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Germany successfully created a woven synthetic sheet that when folded can help build a nearly perfect artificial organ in 2011. Billy Cohn and Bud Frazier of the Texas Heart Institute took out the diseased heart of a dying man and transplanted him with a “continuous flow” pump in March of this year. The man was left without a pulse but a completely intact physiology along with a new lease on life. In the same month, the $80 million, over 50,000 square-feet. McLaren-Flint Proton Therapy Center opened its doors to the people of Michigan. Seventy miles away, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. There is indisputable evidence that health care and the related technology is going through a revolution where cutting-edge medicine can bring patients back from the brink of death. Before penicillin, a fever might have meant death. Now, even total organ failure does not have to mean the end. With this achievement in science comes a very real cost specifically in the age of health insurance expansion. This dichotomy is maybe best understood when looking close to home. Construction has already begun on a $200 million proton therapy center in the heart of Atlanta via a united effort by Emory and private investment companies. A center of this stature is being built in a state that saw an increase in unemployment skyrocket from 5.1 percent in 2008 to 8.7 percent as of this month. The obvious question is why is such a disparity between the enormous costs of new health care technology and the financial accessibility of those who need the technology allowed to exist? To answer this question, we need to step back and take a less myopic view of where these new technical advances are coming from. Cancer radiation treatment options before proton therapy included brachytherapy (invasive placement of radiation beads), Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Gamma Knife and a variety of other radiation modalities. These techniques use a CT guided approach in conjunction with
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multiple beams to target a three-dimensional mass and inject high-energy radiation to induce apoptosis, or cell death. The problem is that these beams of energy are continuous. Even if the majority of the energy is targeted at the tumor, there will be a significant dose of energy that is deposited into surrounding tissue. When dealing with the prostate, head and neck cancers and craniospinal tumors in children, there is a significant risk of radiation damage and cancer formation in the surrounding vulnerable tissues. Proton therapy is different. A proton is more susceptible to magnetic manipulation than X-rays and can be controlled to deposit their energy directly onto the tumor with very
minimal (if any) dosage to surrounding tissue. According to Walter Curran, executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute here at Emory, there is no doubt in the principle or efficacy of proton therapy. In an interview with The Cancer Letter, he proves his point by citing two Phase III trials, one stage III lung cancer study, a glioblastoma study and one phase II head and neck study. Even though the cost of such a center are prohibitive, there is institutional evidence to support that proton therapy is the way of the future. When we think of who is at the forefront of technology, and specifically health care technology, the United States has always been
a leader. Instead of focusing on specific centers within economically-depressed regions, we should realize that in the face of depression, 13 of the most technologically advanced centers of the world were erected. In the last decade, the whole of the United Kingdom has built two proton centers, the same number built in Oklahoma City. Once we look past the costs, we start to appreciate what this technology means for people diagnosed with cancer every year. These health care advancements are not just for show or demonstration. They have been researched and developed for the better care of patients not only in the United States but also indirectly around the world with the
advent of new research. What was medicine like before the MRI or CT scanner, both expensive pieces of equipment? How many millions of lives have been helped or saved because the cost of health care did not stop us from caring for your health? As health is a pillar of society, it cannot be suppressed. We need solutions to cancer, AIDS, heart disease and a thousand other problems plaguing humankind. In the coming decade, we will see much of the fruit of our labor and ambition if only we have the courage and foresight to pursue it. Abhi Kapuria is a second-year medical student from Fairfax, Va.
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Screenwriter Michael Petroni was charged with adapting the popular novel The Book Thief into a major motion picture. The resulting film, which hit theaters on November 8th, stars Sophie Nelisse (right), who plays a young girl named Liesel Meminger, and Ben Schnetzer (left), who plays a Jewish man hiding in Liesel’s basement.
‘Book Thief’ Promises to Steal Your Heart By Ellie Kahn Contributing Writer The journey from page to screen is a delicate one. Often, the literature that gets to us when we’re young (and sticks with us as we grow older) causes a deep-seated skepticism when we learn it’s going to be re-envisioned, rewritten and resized for the screen. It signifies an “anti-imagination,” if you will, where the images in our heads are replaced by those thought up by a Hollywood team. And that’s scary. However, when a piece of literature floats over to the world of film,
it becomes an entirely new thing, a piece of art in its own right that shouldn’t be compared to its creative counterpart. For the sake of this article, it’s important not to think of film as an extension of its corresponding novel, or the next step in its evolution, but instead as a completely new artistic project with its own mind. And it’s with this perspective that Australian author Markus Zusak of the bestselling 2005 novel The Book Thief approached the long-winded process of lending his book to the screen. First, screenwriter Michael Petroni (“The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”) was hired to adapt Zusak’s novel: a task which entailed untangling the story’s non-linear chronology, and then the project was handed off to director Brian Percival (“Downton Abbey”), who would make it his own and bring the project to life. “The novel will always be mine, and the film Brian [Percival]’s,” Zusak explained this Thursday, when I sat across from the duo at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. “It’s always inside you, and I was hoping it would have the same heart, or a similar heart.”
Percival acknowledged the fragile nature of reclaiming Zusak’s highlyestablished work of art and promised Zusak at their first meeting that he wouldn’t let him down. “I loved the integrity of that moment,” Zusak said, referring to the filmmaker’s promise. The film is a product of the sincere communication the two artists have had with each other. “The Book Thief,” which arrived at theaters Nov. 8, tells the story of Liesel Meminger (newcomer Sophie Nélisse), a young girl sent to live with foster parents in a modest home in the
late 1930s Germany during the height of Hitler’s regime. The story follows Liesel’s search for identity and individuality in a culture that seeks to destroy both in the name of fascism. Liesel, her mother Rosa Hubermann (Emily Watson, “War Horse”) and her father Hans Hubermann (Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”) agree to hide their Jewish family friend Max (Ben Schnetzer) in the depths of their basement, and they live out their days together in a town where the names on the storefronts change each day with the purging of its Jewish citizens.
The story focuses heavily on Liesel’s coming of age and her love for books in a culture that burns them: She creates a dictionary on the chalkboard in the Hubermanns’ basement, she secretly borrows novels from the library of an influential Nazi and his wife, she reads each night from a copy of The Gravedigger’s Handbook, and describes — with eloquence — the day outside to the cooped-up Max in the form of a weather report. The resulting story is one of quiet revolution.
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Bestselling Author Shares Her Secrets By Michaela Whatnall Contributing Writer
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“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” will attempt to break the mold of comedy sequels that fail to match the appeal of the original. In the new film, Ron Burgundy’s San Diego TV news team will confront fresh challenges at a cable network.
Q&A: Will ‘Anchorman 2’ Surprise? By Charles Kimball Contributing Writer To promote the upcoming film “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” actors Steve Carell (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) and Paul Rudd (“I Love You, Man”) took some time last Friday to answer a slew of questions from college students during an exclusive conference call event. For those of you unfamiliar with the “Anchorman” series, it’s a satiri-
cal look at a fictional San Diego TV news team, combining the witty humor of director Adam McKay (“Talladega Nights”) with the ridiculous antics of an all-star cast of actors, who recently got back together to make this sequel. The comedy in Anchorman is bizarre, highly sexual and highly hilarious, so when a large group of college students got the chance to question two of the film’s stars, the resulting answers were as funny as some of the events on screen. Here are the results.
Q: You guys are obviously at a point in your careers where you can choose what projects you want to work on. So I was wondering, what is it about Anchorman that made you want to revisit it? Rudd: For me, mainly it was working with these guys again who I love. And, you know, it was such a blast doing the first one that I jumped at the chance to come back and beat a dead horse. Carell: I think we all felt exactly that same way. We all just wanted
to do it for the sake of doing it, and I think we all would have done it in a vacuum. Even if there was no film or camera, we would have come back and done it, because it’s so much fun. Q: Paul, your character uses this cologne cabinet in the first movie to not-so-successfully seduce women. And Steve, your character has trouble putting a sentence together around women. So I’m wondering, what advice would you guys give to college
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Kami Garcia is a supernatural force to be reckoned with. She cowrote the internationally bestselling Beautiful Creatures series with Margaret Stohl. And her newest book, Unbreakable, is the first in the Legion series. Unbreakable tells the tale of Kennedy Waters, who learns that her mother’s death was caused by paranormal forces. Now Kennedy takes her mother’s place in a secret society, “the Legion,” whose goal is to protect the world from a dangerous demon. Last week, I got the chance to speak with Garcia about her new book and her approach to writing. Here’s what she had to say. Q: You wrote your first series, Beautiful Creatures, with Margaret Stohl. How has your writing process changed between writing with a partner and writing on your own? KG: Okay, so basically when Margi and I write together, we create an outline. Then I write maybe chapter one and she’ll write chapter two, and then we switch, we swap, and we actually write over each other’s work. It’s like editing each other. We’ll cut things, we’ll add new things. So, by the time you do that a few times, some sentences basically cut out a
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Garcia’s new book, Unbreakable, is the first entry in a series. few words of mine and a few words of hers, and it becomes very seamless. And the other thing that’s very convenient about it is that you never really get stuck, because if you’re having trouble with a scene or you get, quote unquote, writer’s block, you pass it off to the other person and you have somebody else to fill in those blanks ... When I write alone, my process isn’t that different. I have an inspi-
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Five Video Games You Have to Play Before You Die By Justin Groot Associate Editor People of planet Earth: we live in exciting times! A new age of entertainment is dawning, and we get to be some of the first human beings to enjoy it. I am, of course, talking about the evolving world of video games. These days, it seems like hardly a week passes without the release of an exciting new title. With so much
competition, it can be hard to nail down exactly which games qualify as “classics.” Below, in no particular order, I share my personal list of the five modern games everyone should try before they die. 1. “Portal” (2007) Video games get a lot of criticism for focusing on gory, thoughtless bloodbaths. I won’t lie — a couple of the games on this list are tre-
mendously violent. But “Portal,” a clever first-person puzzle-platformer from Valve Corporation, proves that a video game doesn’t have to let you kill things to be interesting. The key premise of “Portal” is simple. Your character is trapped in a mysterious testing facility where they discover a gadget called a Portal Gun. The device allows you to place blue and orange doorways on practically any surface. Going through the
orange portal pops you out the blue one, and vice versa. It sounds simple, but some of the puzzles will keep you scratching your head for half an hour at a time. Featuring an entertaining and quirky antagonist in “GLaDOS,” the supercomputer who controls the facility, “Portal” impresses on every front. 2. “Left 4 Dead 2” (2009) Another Valve game, “Left 4 Dead
2” (“L4D2”) is my pick for the greatest zombie game ever made. Few sequels manage to improve on the original in the way that “L4D2” does. The first “Left 4 Dead” game was a hectic bloodbath that pit you and three of your friends against endless zombie hordes. “L4D2” improves on the formula, adding more variety in terms of weapons, environments and enemies. The end result is hectic, gruesome and hilariously fun.
3. “Call of Duty 4” (PC, 2007) Also known as “the last great ‘Call of Duty’ game,” “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” (“COD4”) took a series that was stuck in World War II and brought it to the 21st century. It was the last “Call of Duty” game to allow mods and dedicated servers, and, not coincidentally, also the
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When Garcia Writes, Planning and Research Are Key ... I’m really visual. I went to George Washington University, and before I decided I wanted to teach I was a fine arts major. I wanted to be a painter. So for me, everything starts with the image, and then it goes from there. You know how they say reading a book is like a movie in your mind? For me it really is. I see the scenes playing out, and I feel like my job is to record them in the best way possible before I forget.
Continued from Page 9 ration wall in my office. I’m really visual, so I have photos, song lyrics, quotes, from poems and things like that, that kind of remind me of the characters or the setting, and I have this taped all over one giant wall in my office. And as I’m outlining, it kind of fuels the outline, it kind of helps me visualize all the places and think about what I’m going to be writing about. And then I do a pretty loose outline, where I basically just outline the main plot points. And then I start writing. I’m really linear; I don’t skip around a lot. I do veer off the outlines sometimes, but my main beats pretty much always remain the same and I always know how the story is going to end ... I’m kind of skeletal, my first drafts are pretty much the framework, and then I go in, in the second draft, and I kind of layer in and add the details and more description, the meat on the bones. Q: What sort of research did you do in order to write the book, in terms of the secret societies and the supernatural? KG: Oh my God, what kind of research didn’t I do? Research is probably my favorite part. It’s also one of my great procrastinating techniques, because I could read forever — I’d never write a word. I read a lot of grimoires, old magical books written by the clergy about summoning demons and theology, and alchemy, what they believed magic was. And also about different kinds of protective symbols and wards throughout different cultures, which also comes back to symbolism. The Illuminati was huge on symbols, and I did research on the way the Illuminati morphed from a group of enlightened scientists to more of a political turn. And then I created my own mythology as well. I feel like it’s easier to suspend disbelief if you start with a place of truth. So if you start with some true history and then you turn that upside down, or you veer off to the left, it’s a lot easier for readers to buy into it. Q: You’ve said you’re very superstitious. What is your biggest superstition, and has it ever played a part in Unbreakable or Beautiful Creatures? KG: Oh my gosh, my superstitions
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Garcia emphasizes the importance of organization and planning, which give her a framework when working on novels. play a part ... I guess in a weird way, Q: I have a question about the you know, I write about really scary, inspiration wall. Do you create that magical, mystical things. And a lot before you start writing, or is it an of the things I write about scare me. ongoing process? And I think subconsciously maybe my crazy superstiKG: I start it tions, are my way before, and then it’s that I balance that, “Research is probably my ongoing. So I usually that I manage it, favorite part ... I feel like have a whole bunch so that I can write of images, mood about the scary and it’s easier to suspend disbe- kind of images. So creepy things with- lief if you start with a piece for Unbreakable I of truth.” out freaking myself had a lot of pictures out. Because everyof spirits, old houses one’s always like, — Kami Garcia, and buildings, or oh my God, how do abandoned places Author of Unbreakable that reminded me of you read about that stuff, how do you details and things, or read about haunted places and sleep just set the mood of what I was tryat night? And I’m like, I don’t know. ing to create. And then I’ll add more But I can’t see a horror movie without as I go on and figure out who the having bad dreams. So it’s weird. characters are, or write about a place
Q: So would you say that you actually watch the scenes and are just recording them, or do you come up with the scenes and as you’re coming up with them you’re visualizing them? KG: Well, I usually have some idea of what it is before I start writing. I usually know where it’s going to be, what the setting is, and what I need to accomplish in the scene. I might know we’re going to be in Kennedy’s bedroom, the spirit’s going to come and the boys are going to burst in. But then as I’m writing, I’m visualizing. I’m actually watching the scene, and I’m thinking, okay, she’s asleep, she’s in her bed, she hears a sound, and I’m typing as I’m thinking about it. And then when there’s dialogue, I actually listen, like I hear them talking. One thing I figured out is that you generally can write a lot faster if you go in with some plan. Even if you end up veering away from the plan, just the idea of having the plan helps you move faster. So I try to have the key points of the scene in my mind, and the writing is filling in all the blanks, and fleshing them out in a fun way so that they’re really visceral, and really visual, instead of just, you know, the boys burst in and they rescue her. I want to hear it and feel it and see it. Q: What’s the top reason that someone should pick up Unbreakable? KG: I think that if you enjoy paranormal, fast pace and a lot of twists and turns, then you’d definitely enjoy the book. And I think it has a kind of “Supernatural,” the TV show “Supernatural,” meets “The Da Vinci Code” vibe. At the heart it’s really suspense. It’s got romance, and it has some kind of dark elements, but it’s really suspense. It’s really about the element of the unexpected.
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Paul Rudd plays a smooth, womanizing sleazeball in “Anchorman 2,” while Steve Carell plays the bumbling weatherman Brick.
All Your Burning Questions About ‘Sex Panther’ Answered Continued from Page 9 guys trying to pick up girls? Rudd: I would say to guys, college guys, drop the cologne. No one likes it. Use your — you know, your own natural... Carell: Musk. Rudd: Your own natural musk, which will bring the ladies in in busloads. Q: After watching the trailer, I’ve noticed that there are some crazy and hilarious scenes that we’re going to see in the movie, and I was wondering if you could tell us if there was a favorite scene that you guys shot, or maybe one that you can’t wait for the viewers to see. Carell: You know, you look at the trailer and you think, wow, they put everything in that they could, and that’s the entire movie. But there’s so much more than is in the trailer. So I’m kind of psyched about the whole thing. Q: This question is for Paul Rudd. I’m wondering if we will see the return of the Sex Panther. (If you haven’t seen the first “Anchorman,” Sex Panther refers to a fictional brand of cologne that Paul Rudd’s character uses to attract women: the joke being that it actually smells like burning garbage or gasoline.) Rudd: Well, I can’t — you know, I can’t really give it away. I don’t want to say anything whether it does or whether it doesn’t. I want people to have questions going into this. I want — I want people to feel about this the way they feel about “Lost
in Translation,” in a way. It’s like, remember, when Scarlett Johansson whispered into his ear, and no one knows what she said. That’s the way I want people — I want that level of frustration. Carell: Well, you know, what she did say? Rudd: ‘Is that Sex Panther in your pocket?’ Oh my God. Now the movie makes sense. At that, both actors broke into a frenzy of laughter, having just inserted an “Anchorman” joke into one of the most critically-celebrated films of the last decade. The interview continued on that note for well over half an hour, as both actors became invigorated by the enthusiasm students had when talking to them. At one point, someone asked a completely random question: where would each actor start eating if a woman’s body was entirely covered in sushi. Carell maintained his poise and immediately responded, “The place I would start eating first is McDonald’s.” By the end of the interview, very little had been revealed about “Anchorman 2” itself — although I’m now confident that we will probably see the return of Sex Panther to the big screen. More importantly, Carell and Rudd made it obvious that “Anchorman” is just a lot of fun, not only for the audience but for everyone who worked on producing the movie. It’s not mindless entertainment: it’s “Anchorman.”
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‘Skyrim,’ ‘Minecraft,’ ‘Call Of Duty 4’ Make the List Continued from Page 9 last “Call of Duty” game to feature a competitive scene on the PC (and let’s be honest: shooters were meant to be played with a mouse and keyboard). What made “COD4” so good was a combination of great maps, fluid movement and plenty of revolutionary new features that would become standards of the modern shooter. Plus, it had a single-player campaign that was complex and involving without becoming a convoluted mess — and that’s more than you can say for any “Call of Duty” game since.
Let’s be honest: shooters were meant to be played with a mouse. 4. “The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim” (2011) It’s hard to produce a game world that is both huge and interesting. Some games boast more square mileage than “The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim,” but space doesn’t mean much if it’s empty. “Skyrim” brings its expansive plains, forests and mountains to life with an attention to detail that no other game has managed to match. If you’re looking for an gigantic open-world fantasy epic to eat up a few dozen hours of your time (or more, if you find yourself drawn into the world), there’s nothing better than “Skyrim.” But don’t take my word for it — ask the more than seven million people who purchased the game in its first week after release. 5. “Minecraft” (2011) One of the few video games
that makes “Skyrim” look small, Mojang’s “Minecraft” might be the most revolutionary game of the past decade. Since it produces its world procedurally, “Minecraft’s” scale is theoretically limitless. No matter how far the player goes in any given direction, there will always be more terrain waiting to be generated just beyond the horizon. “Minecraft” is the pinnacle of socalled “sandbox” games. It doesn’t give the player any specific goals except for survival: monsters appear every night, and during the day, players must forage for food to sustain themselves. Within a few hours of playing, though, it becomes clear why “Minecraft” is one of the most addictive games ever made: the possibilities of exploration and construction are practically limitless. 5.5. “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker” (2003) There’s no arguing that Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda” series is one of the most iconic franchises in video game history. What is debatable is which of the many “Zelda” games earns the number-one spot on the list. My pick for the best “Zelda” game ever is 2003’s “Wind Waker.” Something about being able to sail the open seas gives this game a sense of freedom that is often missing in more linear titles. On top of that, “Wind Waker” features a refreshing art style that still holds up today. Of course, there are plenty of fantastic titles that aren’t listed above. “Mario Kart!” “StarCraft!” “Pokemon!” “Angry Birds” (just kidding)! Did one of your favorites fail to make the list? Harass the Arts & Entertainment editor until she lets you write an article about it!
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“Hitler is destroying people with his words,” Zusak says, “and Liesel is stealing back the words, and she’s writing her own story with them.” Nélisse is the energy behind the film. The Canadian 13-year-old, who sat across from me on the couch, hugging a pillow and clutching a pink iPhone, admitted that she loves books as much as Liesel. And it shows in the film: She plays her character with drive, empathy and an effortless childlike curiosity. “We’re both strong-minded,” Nélisse said. Nélisse also makes Liesel’s growth throughout the film believable by adapting to her various ages. “I’d be 12, and then 14, and an hour later 16,” she said. “It was one of my favorite parts.” What drives the film forward is Liesel’s relationship with her newfound father, Hans, an honest man, who, Percival says, “communicates through his accordion.” Unlike his wife, Hans is able to connect to the emotionally closed-off Liesel and help her grow within the confines of their society. He sees that she’s a reader, writer and thinker, and encourages her to bring out this fire to express herself. Oscar-winning Rush is a classic actor with an immediately trusting face, and he grounds the film with his believability. “The heart of [the story] for me was the characters,” Percival said. He sought to portray the “very real characters” in a very real way. Yet the piece often felt more smoothed-over than real. The story takes place during a time in Europe of utter terror and cruelty, yet the audience is often spared from it throughout the film. We watch Nazi soldiers ransack the streets during Kristallnacht, kick a few of the characters to the curb, and a line of Jews march through the streets, but the sick feeling of Nazi Germany just isn’t there. Even after the town has been bombed out completely, the aerial shot of Liesel and her friend Rudy (Nico Liersch) lying limply among the rubble is more beautiful than horrifying. A reason for this lack of authenticity could be explained by the zoomedin feeling of the piece. Percival’s “The Book Thief” comes off as more of a play than a film. Though it was shot in Berlin, it feels like it could have been shot anywhere. The characters’ world is made up of a couple snowy, cobblestoned streets lined with shops and red Nazi flags, a cold-looking
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The Book Thief, based on a novel of the same name by Australian author Markus Zusak, shows Nazi Germany through the eyes of a child. school and the Hubermanns’ dimly lit house. The meat of the scenes are confined to the home, taking place either upstairs in Liesel’s bedroom, downstairs in Max’s basement or on the main floor where they sit around a modest kitchen table. Like something fit for the stage, the story develops most fully when it’s inside and hidden away from the frigidity of the outside world. A more stylized Berlin and more shots of the world beyond the cobblestone would have given the film some much-needed dimension. Percival also sought authenticity by intentionally leaving Hitler out of the film. He never appears as a character, just an omniscient presence, which according to the director, “actually made him seem more real.” This worked, but again added to the stage-like properties of the film. Showing Hitler in person could have added a level of terror, and could have acted as a tool to zoom out after so much zooming in. Most memorable about the story is the way in which it is told: it’s narrated by Death (Shakespearian actor Roger Allam), which Percival said originally played a greater role in the film, but ending up being cut down in the final stages of editing. That cut negatively affected the pacing of the film, and resulted in Death acting less like a narrator, there to lead us to literary truth, and more as an interruption, taking us out of the world of the Hubermann’s and back into our respective theaters.
Though Zusak’s book and Percival’s film are different in their own rights, there was something about the fantastical nature of Zusak’s literary choice of narration that got lost in translation here. In the film, Death seems arrogant and satirical rather than truthful and self-reflecting. “I didn’t want to do a visual lift,” Percival said. “It would have taken away from the very real characters within it. I believe in [the film] more because it felt real.” However, rather than seeking reality, it would have benefited the film to embrace the fantasy so brilliantly described in the book and make Nazi Germany a cinematic nightmare. Including scenes like the ones when a malnourished and freezing Max in the basement boxes Hitler in his mind, or when Death describes the
sky as “dark, dark chocolate” would have made all the difference. Nélisse showed incredible promise in this film that will bring her into the industry’s light, and Rush delivered on par with his previous portfolio of work, but there aren’t enough guts to make this into a film for the ages, like Zusak’s book was a half a decade earlier. “You’re going to mourn things,” Zusak said after watching the film. And this is true: as hard as we try to differentiate the mind of the book from the mind of the film, we still struggle. Chicken or egg, book or film, whatever order it is in which you’re told the book thief’s story, you’re going to mourn something. Rating: 3 stars.
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at Wheaton College 8:30 p.m. San Antonio vs. Eastern University 12:30 p.m. Holland, Mich. at Virginia Wesleyan College 7 p.m. Norfolk, Va.
at Oglethorpe University 6 p.m. Atlanta, Ga. D-III Championships 11 a.m. Hanover, Ind.
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Eagles Excel at NCAA Regionals By Shawn Farshchi Staff Writer The men’s and women’s cross country teams both placed second in their respective regional competitions this past Saturday at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championships in Newport News, Va. The men’s team finished behind Bridgewater College (Va.). Bridgewater’s top five runners amassed 74 while Emory combined for 91 points. Senior Eddie Mulder and junior Tyler Cooke led the Emory men’s team, placing seventh and 13th overall, respectively. Mulder ran at a 3:10 per kilometer pace, while the first-place runner, John Kieffer from Centre College (Ky.), ran at a 3:04 per kilometer pace. Seniors Hank Ashforth and Alex Fleischhacker, along with junior Patrick Crews, rounded out Emory’s top five, finishing 19th, 22nd and 30th, respectively. Mulder finished with an 8K time of 25:17, a personal best. Cooke wasn’t far behind with a time of 25:41, also a personal best.
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Ashforth crossed the finish line at 25:54, while Fleischhacker was a mere five seconds behind. Crews completed the pack with a time of 26:11. All five runners were named to the All-Region Team. The women’s team finished behind Trinity University (Texas), with the victors earning 34 points, including three of the top four finishers. Emory finished second with 76 points. Junior Tamara Surtees and senior Emily Caesar led Emory’s team, both finishing in the top 10 overall. Surtees finished sixth and Caesar placed eighth. Surtees ran at a pace of 3:46 per kilometer while the first place finisher, Maddie Murphy of Trinity (Texas) ran at a pace of 3:36 per kilometer. Junior Marissa Gogniat, freshman Michelle Kagei and Meredith Lorch rounded out the top five for Emory, finishing 13th, 23rd and 26th, respectively. Surtees finished with a time of 22:37, while Caesar finished just a second behind. Gogniat chipped in a 22:59. This Saturday, the Emory teams travel to Hanover, Ind., to com-
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Sophomore Matt Wu competes in a race against the University of Tampa (Fla.). Wu and the Eagles took on a different Division I opponent last weekend in the University of Georgia.
Squads Improve vs. UGA in Athens After an easy victory at home last weekend, the swimming and diving teams faced their toughest test of the season when traveling to Athens. Racing against the University of Georgia, a top-tier NCAA Division I school, the Eagles had their work cut out for them. Although the Eagles combined for four NCAA ‘B’ cut times and recorded season-best times in 15 different events on Friday night, both the men and women fell to the Bulldogs. The third-ranked Emory men fell by a final score of 137-73, while the top-ranked women dropped a 130-97 decision. Both teams fell to 2-2 in dual meets this season. “Overall, it was a good step forward for our team,” Head Coach Jon Howell said. “We had a number of in-season best times, and our student-athletes have done a nice
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pete in the NCAA Division III Championships. With a strong second place finish for both teams in the South/Southeast Regional Championships, the Emory teams are in contention to compete for a top 10 ranking in the nation. The women’s team has not placed lower than 15th in a meet this season and the men’s team has not placed lower than seventh place in any meet. Both the men’s and women’s teams are particularly deep, with all of the top five men’s runners finishing in the top 30 in the Regional Championships. The women’s team had six runners place within the top 30 at the Regional Championships this past Saturday. This Saturday is the final meet of the season for both teams. After a long season of training and hard work in meets and practices, the Emory teams get their chance to prove their place among the best teams in NCAA Division III. It has been a great season for both teams so far, and Saturday will provide the final test.
job of applying what we are working on in practice to a competitive environment.” The most notable performance for the men was from sophomore Jared Scheuer, swimming a mark of 1:53.0 in order to achieve a ‘B’ cut time. However there were many strong performances for the men, with seven Eagles achieving season-best times. These swimmers included junior Hayden Baker, swimming a 1:55.58 in 200-yard butterfly, senior Jake Stephens swimming a 1:55.43 in the 200-yard individual medley, junior Eric Ruggieri swimming a 2:08.11 in the 200-yard breaststroke, the entire 400-yard medley squad swimming a 3:26.52 and the 200-yard freestyle relay team swimming a 1:23.57. Leading the women was sophomore Elizabeth Aronoff swimming a 2:21.41 and freshman Annelise Kowalsky swimming a 2:23.95. Both achieved ‘B’ cut times with their impressive outing in the 200-yard
backstroke. The intermediate medley team also recorded a ‘B’ cut time in their fourth-place finish. The women also had season-best outings from Larson in the 100-yard freestyle, freshman Marissa Bergh in the 200-yard freestyle, Kowalsky in the 200-yard individual medley, freshman McKenna NewsumSchoenberg in the 500-yard freestyle, sophomore Ellie Thompson in the 200-yard backstroke, senior Sarah Greene in the three-meter dive and the 200-yard freestyle relay team of freshman Claire Liu, freshman Marissa Bergh, junior Dana Holt and senior Suzanne Lemberg. The swimming and diving team performed better but fared worse against tougher competition. Emory’s divers will return to competition next weekend, when the squad hosts the Emory Diving Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m.
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senior defender Lauren Gorodetsky said. As cold rain muddied the field in the fifth minute of play, Lynchburg midfielder Jessie Gonzalez received a pass from a free kick and shot low and hard into the goal. Emory goalkeeper Liz Arnold made contact with the ball but was unable to keep it out as it skimmed the wet ground in front of the goal. “It might not have gone in under other conditions, but you’re supposed to take advantage of stuff like that,” Patberg said. Lynchburg was ultimately unable to take advantage, as it was their only goal on the night. Still, Patberg was not thrilled with her team’s performance. “We should have come out with more energy,” Patberg said. In the 30th minute of play, Costopoulos took the ball far down the field and passed to junior forward Charlotte Butker, who made a short pass to junior Jennifer Grant. Grant made a perfect kick from 25 yards out, far out of the reach of the Lynchburg goalkeeper. The Eagles carried the momentum into the waning moments of the half. In the 42nd minute of play, sophomore forward Cristina Ramirez was pulled down by a Lynchburg defender, and Emory was granted a penalty kick. Senior midfielder Clare Mullins kicked far out of the Lynchburg goaltender’s reach to make the score 2-1 in Emory’s favor. The Emory defense went on to shut Lynchburg down for the remaining 38 minutes of play. Costopolous was pleased with the effort from her unit. “Our defense played phenomenally,” she said. “They went all out and kept the ball out of our half.” Gorodetsky agreed with her
co-captain. “We were marking them tight all game, and they weren’t as dangerous as they were in other games,” she said. Arnold continued her strong season, notching four saves and improving her record to 15-2-1 on the season. As the tournament progresses, the competition will keep getting better and better. The Eagles’ game on Saturday was an encouraging start to the tournament run. “The all-out brawl against Lynchburg is really what the road to a national championship is like,” Mullins said. Costopoulos agreed, citing the increasing level of talent. “It reminded us that this isn’t going to get any easier,” she said. Patberg stressed that to ensure success, the team will have to play with urgency and consistency from the first whistle. Mullins, meanwhile, cited the team’s “one-game season mentality,” focusing on one game at a time, because every game of the tournament could be the last. “Wheaton is a fantastic team, and it’s going to take everything we have to beat them, but I know we can do it,” Mullins said. For some players, the comeback victory against Lynchburg was a reaffirmation of their grit and team chemistry. “It’s a real test of character when you’re down and the conditions aren’t in your favor,” Gorodetsky said. Mullins echoed her sentiments, praising the team’s heart. “Our team really shows our true colors when the pressure is on,” Mullins said. “It was a rough start, but that happens, and it could happen again. You have to look at how a team reacts, and we couldn’t have reacted better.”
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Men’s Basketball Starts Season on Mixed Note: Defeats Spalding, Falls to BSC Continued from the Back Page The win raised the Eagles all time record for season openers to 18-10. The Eagles played their second game of the weekend the following day on Sunday against the home Birmingham-Southern. The Eagles suffered a tough loss, succumbing to the Panthers 96-70 after BSC pulled away late in the second half. “We fought and fought to the end, but our focused and concentrated effort was lacking today and we need to be better than that,” Zimmerman said. The Panthers outshot the Eagles by posting a 56.3 percent (27 of 48) field goal percentage and seven of 16 three pointers as compared to Emory’s 39.4 percent (26 of 66) field goal percentage and seven of 24 three pointers. Davis, Florin and senior McPherson Moore all scored in the double digits with 23, 15 and 13 points respectively. Rao and junior Josh Schattie each made six rebounds. Although the Eagles lost, Zimmerman was satisfied with his team’s effort.
“We continue to play hard,” he said. “That is a trademark of what we have done here. We compete till the buzzer goes off.” Emory trailed 40-37 at halftime as the Panthers made 53.8 of its attempts in the first half. Moore paced the scoring effort for the Eagles by scoring all of his 13 points in the first half. With 15:34 left in the game, the Eagles trailed by four points, 52-48, but they went without a field goal for nearly seven minutes. During this stretch, BSC upped its lead 13 points. Emory brought down the deficit to just five points with 3:59 left in regulation thanks to Davis’s four straight points. “We could never really get a run going because we couldn’t make a stop,” Zimmerman said. “If we cannot make stops, then it is really hard to get a run going ... We have to be better at finishing plays.” After the teams traded baskets, BSC converted four straight free throws to bring the lead up to nine points with 1:48 left. Florin scored a basket to keep the Eagles alive, but Emory was not able to score after that. The Panthers went to the line
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1. Which National Title Contender is Right for You? There are, sadly, only a few weeks left in the college football regular season. Your On Fire correspondent was kind enough to break down the remaining national title contenders, the chances they have of taking home the title and which one fits you, dear reader, the best. #1 — Alabama The Crimson Tide are trying to suck all unpredictability out of the most unpredictable sport there is by taking home their third straight national title. At this point, anyone not raised in Alabama who possesses a soul is cheering for the Tide to lose and for someone else to get a chance at the spotlight. You’re an Alabama fan if ... Two possible theories apply here: Theory A: You are a born-and-raised Southern gentleman who wears bucket hats daily and named their firstborn daughter “Bear.” You have “Roll Tide” tattooed on an inappropriate place of your body, and you show it to strangers. “SEC” is not a conference, but a religion. Theory B: You are a no-good frontrunner who validates him or herself by pretending to like good teams. Your favorite teams include the Miami Heat, New York Yankees (wait no, Boston Red Sox) and whichever one Peyton Manning is on. “Bandwagon” is not a means of transportation, but a religion. You ... just kind of suck. #2 — Florida State The Seminoles are looking to return to glory behind dynamic freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, who is currently the frontrunner for the Heisman. They have shed their label as perennial underachievers and are considered by many to be the favorite to take home the championship. You’re a Florida State fan if ... you grew up a Florida State fan but were either too smart or too dumb to get in to the university, so you attended college elsewhere. During the preseason, you go around verbally fellating Christian Ponder and E.J. Manuel to your friends who don’t care about college football. Your most prized possession is an FSU jersey from a national championship played long before you were born. You wear Jameis Winston underwear, have tweeted “FLORIDA STATE BACK #Noles” after every one of their wins this season and will cry for a week when they blow their dream season against Florida. #3 — Ohio State The Buckeyes have won some unholy number of games in a row, but thanks to NCAA sanctions last season and the excellence of the teams in front of them, they might miss out on the title game despite going undefeated for the second season in a row. Head Coach Urban Meyer is doing anything he possibly can to prevent this from happening, from running up the score to eleventy billion against the poor, unsuspecting teams of the Big Ten (Eleven? Twelve?) or complaining to the media. You’re an Ohio State fan if ... you are not a human. As everyone is well aware, no human beings actually live in Ohio, but the state is densely populated by weird patches of dirt, grass and concrete that every Saturday magically don Buckeye jerseys and say things like “Urban 4ever,” “Muck Fichigan” and “What even is a Baylor.” #4 — Baylor
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Junior forward Alex Foster goes up for a layup. Foster had six points in the Eagles’ 96-70 lost to Birmingham-Southern College (Ala.) on Sunday. 40 times scoring 29 times, while the Eagles made 17 of 25. Zimmerman was not pleased with the Eagles’ defensive performance. “We put them at the line 40 times tonight, and it is hard to win a basket-
ball game and gain momentum when you have stats like that,” Zimmerman said. “We have to do a much better job on the defensive end so that we do not have to rely on making shots to boost our energy.”
The Eagles return to action this Thursday, Nov. 21st, when they play at Virginia Wesleyan College at 7 p.m.
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The Bears have been this season’s Cinderella story, rising from the cellar of the Big 12 (Eleven? Ten??) and winning their first nine games via offense and offense and offense and offense and offense and more offense and a running back whose name is pronounced “Lake.” You’re a Baylor fan if ... You’re not. Baylor doesn’t have fans. Their stadium, until recent weeks, has been covered by a tarp to hide the fact that it is usually less than half full (your On Fire correspondent promises he did not make that up. Google it). The people who do attend Baylor games are just random Texans who drunkenly stumbled through the turnstiles. No one watches Baylor games, they just check their phones to see how much they killed their opponent by this Saturday.
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Senior Jake Davis averaged 20.5 points per game, leading Emory in scoring at Birmingham Southern College’s (Ala.) Black Tie Classic last weekend. The 6-foot-5 forward shot 53.8 percent from the floor and 83.3 percent from the foul line. Emory beat Spalding University (Ky.) 67-53 on Saturday. Despite Davis’ gamehigh 23 points, Emory lost to Birmingham Southern 90-76 on Sunday. Featured Athlete: Elizabeth Aronoff Sophomore Elizabeth Aronoff swam an NCAA ‘B’ cut time in the 200-yard breaststroke last Friday against the University of Georgia. Her time was 2:21.41, placing her third in the event and first among Eagles this season. Emory lost 130-97 to the Lady Bulldogs, who are ranked second among Division I teams. Women’s Basketball The women’s basketball team won their season opener against Salem College (N.C.) Monday night 69-60 at home in the Woodruff P.E. Center. The Eagles started off the game slow, trailing by 14 points just seven minutes into the game. They came back strong in the second period and the two teams took turns with the lead for almost 15 minutes. With six minutes remaining, point guard Savannah Morgan made a free throw to give the Eagles a slim 57-56 lead. The Eagles stayed ahead for the remainder of the game, sinking free throws down the stretch to pull away. They outshot the Spirits all game, making 46.9 percent of their field goals to the Spirits’ 37.5 percent, 35.7 percent of their three-point shots to the Spirits’ 15.0 percent, and 75.0 percent of their free throws to the Spirits’ 54.4 percent. Morgan led the team in points, scoring 14. Guard Hannah Lilly lead in rebounds, with six. She also scored 10 points. Emory will next play Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven on Wednesday.
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The volleyball team huddles before a match. The team swept the competition at the opening round of the NCAA Championships, held at the Woodruff P.E. Center. They will travel to Hope College (Mich.) for the next round of the tournament.
Eagles Soar in First Round of NCAAs By Ethan Morris Staff Writer After a three-year absence from the national tournament, the women’s volleyball team is back on the NCAA stage, hoping to capture the program’s second-ever championship. After defeating all three of their opponents over the weekend, the seventh-ranked Eagles earned a spot in the Round of Eight next weekend at Hope College (Mich.). As a result of their outstanding regular season, Emory was awarded the top seed in the NCAA Atlanta Regional Tournament, which the Eagles hosted from Friday through Sunday. Joining Emory in the field were two-seed Colorado College, three-seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.), fourth-seed Berry, fifth-seed Washington & Lee (Va.), sixth-seed Thomas More (Kent.), seventh-seed Maryville (Tenn.) and eighth-seed Agnes Scott (Ga.). The Eagles began play Friday night, facing the 11-17 Agnes
Scott Scotties, who earned a place in the regionals after winning the Great South Athletic Conference Tournament. Emory quickly eliminated the Scotties from the field, displaying their offensive and defensive prowess in a straight-set victory (2510, 25-10, 25-10). The Eagles hit .413, led by junior Kate Bowman’s 10 kills, while holding the Scotties to a paltry hitting percentage of -.048. Emory advanced to face the 26-7 Berry Vikings, who had defeated the Washington and Lee Generals in straight sets Friday evening. The two teams had played one another earlier in the season, when the Eagles defeated the Vikings 3-1. On Saturday, Emory again defeated Berry, once more winning 3-1 (25-13, 15-25, 25-20, 25-13). Led by the 36 kills from the trio of juniors — Bowman, Leah Jacobs and Cat McGrath — Emory outhit Berry .269 to .081. The Vikings, behind a well-traveling crowd, won the second set and held a lead in the third set before the Eagles were able to close the deal and
win the match. “The first set we came out rolling; we came out really confident,” Coach Jenny McDowell said. “Berry just picked up their game in the second set. It was really neat to see our team turn it around.” McGrath, when asked to describe her outstanding performance in the match, deferred the attention to the team and its goals. “We played for each other, right now I think we are all playing for Sarah (Taub, senior),” McGrath said. “We really want to take her to the next step.” In the regional championships, Emory met the talented 35-4 Colorado College Tigers, who advanced to the regional championship after defeating 24-15 Maryville in the first round and 25-6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the semifinals. The two teams had only met once before this past weekend. Emory’s young talent performed very well in the big game, as the Eagles won the match 3-1 (25-17,
19-25, 25-13, 25-14). Freshman Jessica Holler finished with a seasonhigh 16 kills, while fellow freshman Sarah Maher also had 10 kills in the match. Bowman had a balanced game, finishing with nine kills and 11 digs, while sophomore Taylor Erwin had yet another 20-dig effort. After winning the first set, the Eagles dropped the second set, and then responded immediately, making it look easy in the final two sets. Coach McDowell said the Eagles made a defensive adjustment after the second set, after which the team began to roll. “Our team did an unbelievable job being focused on exactly our game plan,” McDowell said. “We never lost our focus.” McDowell also praised junior Leah Jacobs. “Leah did an amazing job leading in kills and blocks at the net, but [it was] a total team effort,” McDowell said. Jacobs was quick to praise all aspects of the Eagles’ team.
“The offense obviously gets the glory, but it trickles back to every level,” she said. “[Sophomore] Sydney Miles is honestly the nation’s best setter. She controls the offense like no other. Our defense did an unbelievable job.” By winning the regional tournament, Emory advances to the NCAA National Tournament and will face No. 17-ranked Eastern University (Pa.), which enters the match with a record of 32-4. The tournament will be held on the campus of Hope College. Jacobs alluded to how special of a victory this was for the entire squad, as the Eagles had not reached the NCAA tournament since 2010. “For the freshmen, this is a new experience for them, but this is also a new experience for the upperclassmen,” she said. “We’ve never made it onto the national tournament. It’s really hard to take on the regional finals.”
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By Zak Hudak Athletics Beat Writer The women’s soccer team won their first and second round NCAA Division III tournament games at the Woodruff P.E. Center (WoodPEC) over the weekend. They will advance to the third round Friday to play Wheaton College (Ill.) in San Antonio, Texas. Emory began the action by blowing out Piedmont College 6-1 on Saturday afternoon. Junior forward Emily Feldman scored three goals that game, recording the first post-season hat trick in the program’s history. Because if a team advances, it will play two games in one weekend, depth is more important in the NCAA tournament than during the regular season. All 24 players eligible to play appeared in this game, showing the strength of Emory’s bench. Head Coach Sue Patberg was impressed by her entire team. “You want to keep players as fresh as you can,” Patberg said. “We have a lot of depth and we will definitely use it.” Sunday’s game against Lynchburg College (Va.) was not nearly as lopsided. There is a long-standing rivalry between the two teams and tensions
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Senior midfielder Clare Mullins dribbles the ball up the field. Mullins scored the winning goal in the Eagles’ 2-1 win over Lynchburg College (Va.) ran high pregame. The game’s physicality more closely resembled a round three or four game, senior captain Kelly Costopoulos said. “It was heart-stopping,” Patberg
said. “It was so tense. It was everything an NCAA game should be.” Lynchburg and Emory were both highly-ranked nationally, 11th and eighth respectively. Lynchburg had two forwards,
Angela Bosco and Dessi Dupuy, who were especially lethal together, Patberg said. One was extremely skillful and the other stayed behind,
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The men’s basketball team opened the 2013-14 season in this past weekend at the Black Tie Classic hosted by Birmingham-Southern College (Ala). The Eagles came away with a loss and a win and now stand at 1-1 for the season. Head Coach Jason Zimmerman said his team played well, but he expected more. “I think you win as a team, you lose as a team,” Zimmerman said. “We did some very good things both games, but today’s game we failed to sustain any focused effort. We played hard, but it did not cut it. We gotta play hard with a purpose.” On Saturday, Emory played Spalding University (Ky.), opening their season on a positive note by beating the Golden Eagles 67-53. “It was a much slower paced game than we want,” Zimmerman said. “We defended fairly well, and percentage-wise, we defended well.” Emory finished the game with a 44.4 percent shooting percentage (24 for 54) in shots. Three-point shooting proved to be the key to the contest. The Eagles made 46.6 percent of
three pointers (7 for 15) while the Golden Eagles converted just two of 12. Emory had three players post double digit scoring, led by senior Jake Davis who scored 18 points. Davis scored six of 12 from the floor and five of six foul shots. Junior Michael Florin and sophomore Davis Rao both chipped in 11 points. Emory took advantage of the shot clock to lengthen their possessions and the defense held the Golden Eagles back. Emory finished the first half with a 32-21 lead. “We were able to hold on and get a win by using a concentrated defensive effort,” Zimmerman said. After Spalding scored the first basket of the second half, Emory responded with an eight to two burst capped by a score by Florin to take charge of the game 40-25. The Golden Eagles attempted to come back by closing the gap to 11 points on a couple of occasions, but Emory stopped both attempts with runs of their own. The 53 points scored by Spalding is the lowest total ever by an Emory opponent in a season opening game.
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